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Decision Is Good News for Assange But Sets Grave Precedent for Other Journalists
Staff | truthout.org | 2021-01-04
In a stunning decision, a British judge has blocked the extradition of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange to the United States, saying he would not be safe in a U.S. prison due to his deteriorated mental state. In 2019, Assange was indicted in the United States on 17 counts of violating the Espionage Act related to the publication of classified documents exposing U.S. war crimes in Iraq, Afghanistan and elsewhere. The United States has already announced plans to appeal the ruling. Press freedo…
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"Victory for Julian": U.K. Blocks WikiLeaks Founder Assange Extradition to U.S. on Espionage Charges
Staff | democracynow.org | 2021-01-04
In a stunning decision, a British judge has blocked the extradition of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange to the United States, saying he would not be safe in a U.S. prison due to his deteriorated mental state. In 2019, Assange was indicted in the United States on 17 counts of violating the Espionage Act related to the publication of classified documents exposing U.S. war crimes in Iraq, Afghanistan and elsewhere. The United States has already announced plans to appeal the ruling. Press freedom advocates have campaigned against Assange's prosecution for years, arguing it would set a dangerous precedent for prosecut…
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A victory for Assange but long battle ahead
Peoples Dispatch | peoplesdispatch.org | 2021-01-04
Hundreds of people, who had gathered outside the London Central Criminal Court, celebrated the denial of the US plea to extradite Julian Assange. The verdict was a relief to Assange's family and supporters There were also voices of caution due to the judge accepting most of the prosecution's arguments.
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Chris Hedges: The Empire is Not Done with Julian Assange
Editor | scheerpost.com | 2021-01-04
By Chris Hedges / Original to ScheerPost Shortly after WikiLeaks released the Iraq War Logs in October 2010, which documented numerous U.S. war crimes — including video images of the gunning down of two Reuters journalists and 10 other unarmed civilians in the Collateral Murder video, the routine torture of Iraqi prisoners, the covering up of thousands of civilian deaths and the killing of nearly… | Source…
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US Imperialism Defeated: UK Court Blocks Extradition of Julian Assange
Dr. Leon Tressell | globalresearch.ca | 2021-01-04
Today at the Old Bailey in London Judge Vanessa Baraitser ruled that WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange should not be extradited to the United States. The judge sided with all of the American claims against Assange. However, she justified her …
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Judge turns down plea to extradite Julian Assange to US; bail hearing on Wednesday
Peoples Dispatch | peoplesdispatch.org | 2021-01-04
Judge Vanessa Baraitser refused the plea to extradite WikiLeaks founder to the US on the grounds that there was a high chance of his committing suicide due to the brutal prison conditions there. She accepted most of the other contentions of the prosecution…
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Mexico: AMLO Offers Political Asylum to Julian Assange
telesurenglish.net | 2021-01-04
Mexico's President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador (AMLO) Monday offered political asylum to Australian journalist Julian Assange after Britain's Crime Court refused to extradite him to the U.S. | RELATED: | Mexico Saves $26 Billion by Fighting Corruption, AMLO Says | "Our Foreign Affairs Ministry will ask the U.K. government to release Assange so that Mexico can offer him political asylum," AMLO said. | "The court's verdict is a triumph of justice. Assange is a journalist who compli…
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UK Judge Rules Against Extradition of Assange To US
telesurenglish.net | 2021-01-04
British Judge Vanessa Baraitser on Monday ruled that Julian Assange should not be extradited to the United States to face charges of espionage and hacking government computers, as reported by The Guardian. | RELATED: | Press Freedom On Trial With Assange, Ruling Expected | In making her decision, the British judge argued that the U.S. prison system has terrible and repressive characteristics, which puts Assange at risk of suicide. | "The rejection by the U.K. court of the US Govt's request…
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Protesters Gather In DC In Solidarity With Assange
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2021-01-04
Press freedom activists and independent journalists endured the cold and rain outside the British Embassy in Washington D.C. on Sunday Jan. 3. With less than 24 hours until a potential blow to the future of press freedom, the crowd of free speech advocates was there to make as much noise as possible. | On Monday, Jan. 4, U.K. judge Vanessa Baraitser will announce if the U.K. government will extradite Australian journalist and WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange to the United States. Assange faces up to 175 years in prison for charges under the Espionage Act. Leading press freedom and human rights groups have acknowl…
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Father Takes Assange's Fight To New York
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2021-01-04
The father of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has turned his focus from the UK to the US where he hopes a change of president could advantage his son. | Assange is being held at London's Belmarsh Prison, pending a court decision on a warrant for his extradition to the US to face charges. | A judgment is due to be handed down at Woolwich Crown Court on Monday, but Assange's father John Shipton won't be there. | Mr Shipton says there's too much uncertainty about his ability to travel amid a series of border closures in the UK due to a mutant strand of coronavirus. | "It's all up in the air like it is for everybody…
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Assange Wins. The Cost: The Crushing of Press Freedom
Jonathan Cook | counterpunch.org | 2021-01-04
The unexpected decision by Judge Vanessa Baraitser to deny a US demand to extradite Julian Assange, foiling efforts to send him to a US super-max jail for the rest of his life, is a welcome legal victory, but one swamped by larger lessons that should disturb us deeply.
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Assange Wins. The Cost: The Crushing of Press Freedom, The Labelling of Dissent as Mental Illness
Jonathan Cook | globalresearch.ca | 2021-01-04
The unexpected decision by Judge Vanessa Baraitser to deny a US demand to extradite Julian Assange, foiling efforts to send him to a US super-max jail for the rest of his life, is a welcome legal victory, but one swamped …
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Assange wins. The cost: Press freedom is crushed, and dissent labelled mental illness
Jonathan Cook | dissidentvoice.org | 2021-01-04
The unexpected decision by Judge Vanessa Baraitser to deny a US demand to extradite Julian Assange, foiling efforts to send him to a US super-max jail for the rest of his life, is a welcome legal victory, but one swamped by larger lessons that should disturb us deeply. Those who campaigned so vigorously to keep …
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Mexico's Lopez Obrador Wants to Give Asylum to Julian Assange
Andrea Germanos, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2021-01-04
"Assange is a journalist and deserves a chance," the Mexican president said Monday. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
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UK Judge Blocks Extradition of WikiLeaks Founder Julian Assange
Staff | truthout.org | 2021-01-04
A judge in the United Kingdom has blocked an extradition request from the U.S. to transport Julian Assange, the founder of WikiLeaks, to face espionage charges. | Judge Vanessa Baraitser of the Westminster Magistrates' Court ruled on Monday that Assange cannot be justly extradited, citing his mental health and the possibility he may attempt suicide. | U.S. authorities are seeking to charge Assange over his role i…
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Worldwide Activists Back UK Verdict Against Assange's Extradition
telesurenglish.net | 2021-01-04
Human rights defenders, social activists, and political figures worldwide Monday reacted with joy to the United Kingdom Criminal Court's refusal to extradite Australian journalist Julian Assange to the U.S. | RELATED: | UK Judge Rules Against Extradition of Assange To US | Judge Vanessa Baraitser, who denied the extradition on health grounds and high risk of Assange committing suicide, "accepted all the U.S. persecution motives," Former Consul of Ecuador in the U.K. Fidel Narvaez condemne…
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Julian Assange should not be extradited to US, UK court rules
Areeb Ullah | middleeasteye.net | 2021-01-04
Julian Assange should not be extradited to US, UK court rules | Judge rules that Wikileaks founder was suicide risk if convicted in the US, where he faces up to 175 years in prison on espionage charges | Areeb Ullah | Mon, 01/04/2021 – 08: 56 | Witnesses told the UK court that Assange could commit suicide if imprisoned in the United States (AFP) | A UK court has ruled that Wikileaks founder Julian Assange should not b…
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CPJ Welcomes UK Decision Not to Extradite Julian Assange, Urges DOJ to Drop Charges
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Stella Moris: If British Court Sends Julian Assange To The United States
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2021-01-04
London – A month ago, I would wake up in the middle of the night seized by a recurring nightmare: my little boys, Max, 22 months, and Gabriel, who is three, had been orphaned. I was still here but their father was not. | Their father is Julian Assange, the publisher of WikiLeaks. Today, that terrible nightmare is all too close to becoming a reality. | Julian has been on remand in Belmarsh prison in South-East London for almost two years. | He is fighting a political extradition to the United States, where he risks being buried in the deepest, darkest corner of the US prison system for the rest of his life. Julian…
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UK judge blocks WikiLeaks founder Assange's extradition to US
Online News Editor | laprensalatina.com | 2021-01-04
London, Jan 4 (efe-epa).- A British court on Monday rejected a request by the United States to extradite the founder of whistleblowing website WikiLeaks, Julian Assange, on the grounds that it would be detrimental to his mental health and that he would be a suicide risk. Assange, an Australian citizen, is accused by the US …
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Paygo Exemptions Will Help Pave Way for Green New Deal and Medicare for All
Julia Conley | zcomm.org | 2021-01-04
"Paygo's the biggest scam of the decade, designed to legitimize the fear-mongering over artificial deficits. This is a big win by progressives."
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Master Biden Speaks
Margaret Kimberley | globalresearch.ca | 2021-01-04
The civil rights groups' rather basic requests for voting rights protections and the need for federal intervention to address police brutality were minimized and dismissed by the president-elect. | Joe Biden is nothing if not consistent. He has always been an …
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Ex-President Manuel Zelaya Decries Social Situation in Honduras
telesurenglish.net | 2021-01-04
The Freedom and Refoundation Party (LIBRE) Coordinator and former Honduras' President Manuel Zelaya published a report on the social and economic situation in the country, which highlights the high levels of indebtedness to foreign institutions and the prevailing corruption. | RELATED: | Another Indigenous Environmental Defender Killed in Honduras | Noting a three-year period of sustained output decline, the report pointed out that Gross Domestic Product (GDP) experienced a shar…
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Venezuela's New Assembly: the People's Hope for Economic Upturn
telesurenglish.net | 2021-01-04
Venezuela's new National Assembly (AN) on Tuesday will be settled with the aim of promoting laws to confront the U.S. administration's hostile policy towards the Venezuelan government and people. | RELATED: | Venezuela Condemns National Assambly's New Leadership | "The new lawmakers are our country's hope to begin a new cycle of dialogue and reconciliation," President Nicolas Maduro said as he called "disastrous" the outgoing Assembly. | The main challenges of the AN will be…
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Another Ex-Guerrilla Member Shot to Death in Caqueta, Colombia
telesurenglish.net | 2021-01-04
A former member of the demobilized Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) was shot to death by a group of armed men in Cartagena del Chaira municipality, Caqueta Department. | RELATED: | Seven Killed in Colombia's 60th Massacre of 2020 | Duvan Arled, 34, was killed on Saturday night, minutes after he left a public establishment in the Antioquia neighborhood. The perpetrators fled after the attack. | The victim was taken to the municipality's hospital, where he later died due to the sev…
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Colonial injustice: the pardoning of the Blackwater killers
Eds. | mronline.org | 2021-01-04
Along with a motley collection of wealthy swindlers and fraudsters, President Donald Trump on Dec. 22 pardoned four former Blackwater private contractors (mercenaries) convicted in the infamous Sept. 16, 2007, Nisour Square massacre in Baghdad.
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Indonesia was a Model for Anticommunist Massacres and the US Was Complicit
W. T. Whitney | counterpunch.org | 2021-01-04
In a plot of obscure origin, six Indonesian Army generals were murdered on September 30, 1965. Blame fell on the PKI and soon soldiers, paramilitaries, and thugs were killing or disappearing members of the PKI and its affiliates. Army General Suharto assumed dictatorial powers which he retained until 1998. President Sukarno was sidelined. Deaths approached one million; a million more people ended up in concentration camps. Torture was rampant.
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Mexico: 32,824 Health Workers Have Been Vaccinated So Far
telesurenglish.net | 2021-01-04
Mexico's President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador (AMLO) Sunday announced that 53,625 doses of COVID-19 vaccines have been received in the country, 32,824 of which have been applied to health personnel. | RELATED: | Prayer Walk Demands Justice for Native Man Assaulted by U.S. Feds | He added that 50,000 more doses will arrive on Tuesday to continue the vaccination in the healthcare sector , which has at least 750,000 workers. | The elderly population will be vaccinated with the…
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Venezuela Denounces Obstacles To Access COVID-19 Vaccines
telesurenglish.net | 2021-01-04
Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro on Sunday denounced the blocking of resources by international banks and western nations against the country to prevent the acquisition of COVID-19 vaccines, noting the moves are in line with the U.S. unilateral sanctions. | RELATED: | Venezuela Announces Return of 7+7 Quarantine | The Venezuelan assets to buy COVID-19 vaccines "have been stolen and frozen by the U.K, Portugal, Spain, and the U.S.," Maduro pointed out, recalling that his administration has ma…
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Japan considers declaring state of emergency in Tokyo area
Online News Editor | laprensalatina.com | 2021-01-04
Tokyo, Jan 4 (efe-epa).- Japan Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga said Monday that the government was considering declaring another state of emergency in Tokyo and the surrounding areas due to the continued rise of Covid-19 cases that have piled up the pressure on the country's healthcare system. The emergency declaration, if announced, would affect the capital …
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Palestinian says he 'miraculously survived' attack in Jerusalem by Israeli mob
MEE staff | middleeasteye.net | 2021-01-04
Palestinian says he 'miraculously survived' attack in Jerusalem by Israeli mob | Two brothers from East Jerusalem were mobbed in an attack caught on camera, as Israeli police says they are 'losing control' after death of teen settler | MEE staff | Mon, 01/04/2021 – 13: 01 | A Palestinian protester argues with an Israeli settler during a demonstration against the expansion of settlements in the occupied West Bank town of S…
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Assange Wins. The Cost: The Crushing of Press Freedom
Jonathan Cook | commondreams.org | 2021-01-04
The labeling of dissent as mental illness cannot be seen as a victory. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
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In 2021, to Fight Neofascist Republicans, Fight Neoliberal Democrats
Norman Solomon | indybay.org | 2021-01-04
Stop the economic wrecking crews…
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US Blockade Reportedly Hampers Venezuela's Covid-19 Vaccination
Paul Dobson | venezuelanalysis.com | 2021-01-04
The country will maintain its week-on-week-off lockdown until vaccination begins around April.
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Same Procedure as Every Year: The Story of "Dinner for One"
Binoy Kampmark | counterpunch.org | 2021-01-04
Memories are thick of this: the respectful, even reverential German introduction of a comedy sketch; the scratchy string orchestral music that adds a layering of anticipation. Black-and-white film. Dining room, white tablecloth, silver chandeliers. The names Freddy Frinton and May Warden. An English show broadcast on German public TV networks without subtitles. Family members, perched,…
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Taliban, US accuse each other of violating Doha peace deal
Online News Editor | laprensalatina.com | 2021-01-04
Kabul, Jan 4 (efe-epa).- The Taliban and the United States Monday accused each other of breaching the peace agreement signed between them last year in the Qatari capital. The Taliban said the US forces in the country were carrying out airstrikes in non-combat zones in the insurgent-controlled areas. The military forces returned the accusation, saying …
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Taliban trying to move leadership from Pakistan to Afghanistan, Kabul says
Online News Editor | laprensalatina.com | 2021-01-04
Kabul, Jan 4 (efe-epa).- The Taliban are looking to transfer its top leadership from Pakistan to Afghanistan, a strategy which has led to the insurgent group increasing its attacks in the country's south in order to increase the area under its control, Afghan intelligence claimed on Monday. Zia Sara, the director of the National Directorate …
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COVID-19: The Emergence of the Pandemic Industrial Complex
Brian Berletic | globalresearch.ca | 2021-01-04
: | If official numbers are to be believed, the United States is one of the worst hit countries in terms of COVID-19 infections and deaths. According to the US Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), at the time of writing, | …
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COVID-19: Coming to a Jail Near You
Brian Dolinar | progressive.org | 2021-01-04
Illinois jails have become hotspots for the coronavirus, and county officials haven't done much to stop the spread.
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Illinois high school student dies of COVID-19
wsws.org | 2021-01-04
A senior at Lincoln Way East High School in Frankfort, Illinois, Sarah Simental was just a few months from graduating in the spring.
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Australian government negligence threatens large-scale COVID-19 outbreak
wsws.org | 2021-01-04
There are indications that the infection spread is on an exponential trajectory.
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Strikes spread across Spain as anger mounts at COVID-19 herd immunity policy
wsws.org | 2021-01-04
Workers' struggles erupted in Spain in December, anticipating an intensification of the class struggle across Europe as a winter of death opens in the new year.
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China and Argentina To Strengthen 'Belt and Road' Cooperation
telesurenglish.net | 2021-01-04
China's President Xi Jinping said that his country stands ready to work with Argentina to promote the development of the "Belt and Road" Initiative. | RELATED: | Argentina Kicks off COVID-19 National Vaccination Campaign | "Argentina could become the biggest economy in Latin America to join the Belt and Road Initiative," Buenos Aires Times commented, adding that such action that would allow President Alberto Fernandez to "deepen trade and investment ties with China even further."
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Hospitals overwhelmed and bodies loaded into semi-trailers as California reaches breaking point with COVID-19
wsws.org | 2021-01-04
The flood of coronavirus cases has exposed the underfunded and unprepared health care system in the richest state in the US.
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Over 2,900 US health care workers have died from COVID-19
wsws.org | 2021-01-04
A new report by the Guardian and Kaiser Health News published last week estimates that over 2,900 health care workers have died in the United States due to COVID-19.
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UK teaching unions call for no work in "unsafe schools" as opposition among educators mounts
wsws.org | 2021-01-04
Schools have been a major vector for the spread of COVID-19, worsened by a new and more contagious variant of the disease.
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A tale of two pandemics: Ontario's finance minister holidays in the sun while workers get infected and die
wsws.org | 2021-01-04
During the 18 days Rod Phillips was living it up with his family at an ultra-exclusive Caribbean resort, 2,237 Canadians died from COVID-19.
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Arizona educators planning sick-out in several school districts
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2021-01-04
Tucson, AZ – As COVID-19 rates and deaths continue to rise in Arizona, as many as 750 educators in the districts of Chandler, Dysart, Peoria and Deer Valley are planning a sick-out to resist the order to return to in-person instruction. | The event is called "Blackout for the Benchmarks" using the hashtag #RIPMetrics in order to highlight the neglect of state and county COVID-19 health benchmarks and safety metrics demonstrated by these school districts. State Superintendent of Schools Kathy Hoffman recommended at least two weeks of virtual learning as students return from winter break. Reactionary Governor Doug…
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Texas prisons: Scene of negligence toward COVID-19
Wyatt Skinner | liberationnews.org | 2021-01-04
In Texas prisons, the class nature of COVID-19 spread is being exposed as infection rates surge.
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The Political Lessons Of The Pandemic
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2021-01-04
1. As the New Year begins, the COVID-19 pandemic continues to sweep across the globe. This is a world crisis of vast historical significance. The pandemic is a "trigger event" that manifests in a highly concentrated form the contradictions of the world capitalist system and is unleashing long-suppressed forces of social transformation. | 2. The pandemic cannot be described as merely a medical crisis. In the course of the past year, the thoroughly reactionary character of world capitalism has been exposed. The interaction of the drive for profit regardless of social cost, the lust of the oligarchs for obscene leve…
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Nationwide May elections to give voters first chance for say on coronavirus and Brexit
The Canary | thecanary.co | 2021-01-04
As well as voting on regional matters, millions of voters will this year get their first chance to have a say on how politicians have handled coronavirus (Covid-19) and Brexit.Devolved and local: A bumper set of elections are to be held across Great Britain on 6 May, including a number of contests postponed from 2020 because of the pandemic.Voters in Scotland and Wales will be choosing new parliaments. In London there will be elections for the mayor and assembly, which were originally due to take place last year. And across the rest of England voters will be choosing a mixture of councillors, local mayors,…
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COVID-19 claims 55,650 lives across Iran
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2021-01-04
TEHRAN, Jan. 04 (MNA) — The coronavirus has infected 6,073 people and claimed 110 lives in Iran in the past 24 hours, according to the Iranian Health Ministry.
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Europe considers extending restrictions amid rising covid-19 infection rates
Online News Editor | laprensalatina.com | 2021-01-04
Madrid Desk Jan 4 (efe-epa).- The second wave of the coronavirus pandemic continues to peak in several European countries, such as Spain, the United Kingdom and Italy, although experts warn that the true impact of social gatherings during the holiday period is yet to be truly felt. BELGIUM Belgian authorities will convene on Friday to …
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Egypt: Man who filmed chaos in Covid-hit hospital questioned by police
Yasmina Allouche | middleeasteye.net | 2021-01-04
Egypt: Man who filmed chaos in Covid-hit hospital questioned by police | Footage from the al-Husseiniya hospital shows patients struggling to breathe and medical staff collapsed on the floor, as oxygen allegedly runs out | Yasmina Allouche | Mon, 01/04/2021 – 11: 53 | "> | The image of this nurse collapsed on the floor has raised concern over the situation in Egypt, which is stru…
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Pfizer VP Calls For Vaccine Withdrawal, Flu Shots Down, Nobel Prize Winner Warns
Sovereignty | indybay.org | 2021-01-04
Why have flu shots dropped 98%? | Why does a retired Pfizer VP petition EU health agency to withdraw vaccine? Why are not just pregnant women but all women who want ever to conceive warned against vaccine? Nobel Prize winner and creator of PCR test says it should not be used in covid 19 tests. Why?>…
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Police Chief Mills says New Homeless Camping Ordinance will go to City Council this Month
Santa Cruz News | indybay.org | 2021-01-04
In the height of the Covid-19 pandemic, which has the local homeless population scrambling for places to camp and shelter in place, Santa Cruz Police Chief Andrew Mills is soliciting support from the public for a new camping ordinance that he says will go before the City Council for approval in January. "It will need our support," Mills said. "We Have not had an ordinance to enforce due to a SCOTUS decision and council suspending our ordinance," he added. (Photo: Correspondence between Police Chief Mills and a member of the public concerning the homeless.)…
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NY gov Cuomo threatens hospitals with FINES if they don't vaccinate at maximum capacity
rt.com | 2021-01-04
Hospitals that don't use up their supply of Covid-19 vaccines within a week of receiving them will be punished with hefty fines and barred from receiving further doses, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has declared. | The governor warned hospitals that fail to deploy their vaccine stocks within a week of receiving them that they will not only be fined up to $100,000 but also be cut out of future vaccine distribution. He has repeatedly criticized the rollout of the jab as too slow. | t.co/hxul1gIfrM pic.twitter.com/6pYGrmvTWf– ABC News (@ABC)

Media Praise of Israel's COVID Vaccination Drive a Form of "Medical Apartheid"
Alan Macleod | mintpressnews.com | 2021-01-04
Completely missing from media accounts of the Israeli vaccine drive was mention of the millions of Palestinians living under Israeli occupation, none of whom have received the vaccine.
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COVID-19: Global vaccination stymied by nationalism and profit gouging
wsws.org | 2021-01-04
The race to procure vaccines against a fast-spreading virus that travels unimpeded by border controls has set in motion a ferocious national competition that threatens to prolong and intensify the pandemic.
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Egypt Licenses Sinopharm COVID-19 Vaccine for Emergency Use
telesurenglish.net | 2021-01-04
Egypt's Health Minister Hala Zayed said that the COVID-19 vaccine developed by Chinese drugmaker Sinopharm has been officially licensed for emergency use in Egypt. | RELATED: | 1.8 Mln Doses of Sinovac COVID-19 Vaccine Arrive in Indonesia | "The Egyptian Drug Authority (EDA) will send us the official license early in the morning, which it has already issued today," he announced. | Egypt received the first batch of Sinopharm vaccines on Dec. 10. The minister said that the batch…
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SF: Claim Of Responsibility For Vandalism Of Pelosi Mansion
Repost from IGD, Not The Author | indybay.org | 2021-01-04
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Perfect storm gathers in Persian Gulf
M.K. Bhadrakumar | peoplesdispatch.org | 2021-01-04
On the first anniversary of the killing of the leader of Iran's elite Quds Force, Gen. Qasem Soleimani, in a targeted drone strike on January 3, 2020 that was approved by President Donald Trump, something was bound to happen. Tehran has regularly insisted that the killing has not yet been avenged. | And US officials have been especially nervous lately. The US flew strategic bombers over the Persian Gulf twice in December, in a show of force meant to deter Iran from attacking American or allied targets in the Middle East. | A senior US military official confirmed that the second flight last Wednesday by two Air Fo…
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What Happens January 6th, 20th & After?
Jack Rasmus | zcomm.org | 2021-01-04
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Minneapolis police terrorize family after murdering their son
wsws.org | 2021-01-04
In the first documented killing by Minneapolis police since the murder of George Floyd, 23-year-old Somali-American immigrant Dolal Idd was killed in a barrage of gunfire under murky circumstances.
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Open Arms Lands Eritrean Migrants in Sicily
telesurenglish.net | 2021-01-04
The Italian authorities on Monday allowed the Spanish humanitarian ship Open Arms to dock in Porto Empedocle in Sicily to disembark the 265 sub-Saharan migrants who were rescued in the Mediterranean Sea a few days ago. | RELATED: | Italy Authorizes Open Arms To Disembark 150 Migrants in Palermo | Among those saved are 63 minors, six babies under three years of age, and 14 women, one of whom is in the ninth month of pregnancy. | Doctors from the Office of Maritime Health (USMA…
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The political lessons of the pandemic and the fight for socialism in 2021
wsws.org | 2021-01-04
The pandemic is a "trigger event" that manifests in a highly concentrated form the contradictions of the global capitalist system and is unleashing long-suppressed forces of social transformation.
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Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education lays off educators, closes schools
wsws.org | 2021-01-04
As with hundreds of other colleges and universities around the country, at PASSHE the pandemic has prompted massive shortfalls in revenue, compelling school officials to lay off faculty and staff and reduce educational opportunities for students.
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All in for $2K
Dean Baker | counterpunch.org | 2021-01-04
A few weeks ago I had exchanges with people on Twitter in which I argued against across the board payments to individuals. I was concerned that these were likely to come out of other provisions (most importantly unemployment insurance) in the pandemic relief package. Since most people have actually not seen their income cut from…
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Macron government refuses calls to cancel school reopenings as pandemic surges
wsws.org | 2021-01-04
The Macron government has refused calls by medical specialists and teacher and parent groups for the cancellation or postponement of in-person classes.
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Three-quarters of infected Memphis workers remained on the job after testing positive for coronavirus
wsws.org | 2021-01-04
While the study by county health officials does not attempt to explain why so many people continued to work, the fact is that major corporations have continued to operate at close to full capacity during the height of the pandemic, resorting to lies and threats to keep workers on the job under unsafe conditions.
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Education union defies the government as Matt Hancock is accused of gaslighting
Eliza Egret | thecanary.co | 2021-01-04
The government's incompetence in dealing with the pandemic has reached new levels, as it continues to ignore unions and teachers and insists on keeping schools open. If the government has its way, millions of children are set to mix in schools over the coming days. | But headteachers are beginning to defy the government and keep schools closed. Some 400,000 people attended the National Educ…
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How 3 prior pandemics triggered massive societal shifts
Andrew Latham | zcomm.org | 2021-01-04
Will the bumbling efforts of the open societies of the West to come to grips with the virus shattering already-wavering faith in liberal democracy, creating a space for other ideologies to evolve and metastasize?>…
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Selected Articles: The Emergence of the Pandemic Industrial Complex
Global Research News | globalresearch.ca | 2021-01-04
Planet Lockdown and US Dollar Hegemony: Catherine Austin Fitts | By Catherine Austin Fitts, January 04 2021 | This sit down interview with Catherine Austin Fitts covers the spectrum of the current situation we find ourselves in. It was conducted as | …
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Christmas: a time for taking
Pip Hinman | greenleft.org.au | 2021-01-04
The pandemic has thrown up many challenges for employers and employees, backpackers and farmers.
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Christmas: a time for taking
Pip Hinman | greenleft.org.au | 2021-01-04
The pandemic has thrown up many challenges for employers and employees, backpackers and farmers, writes Chris McCoomb.
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"An Israeli Blitzkrieg" Signs Point to Imminent Israeli Military Action in Yemen
Ahmed Abdulkareem | mintpressnews.com | 2021-01-04
ADEN, YEMEN — Saudi Arabia has rung in the new year in a familiar way, with an airstrike targeting a large gathering of civilians at a wedding ceremony in Yemen. On new year's night, at least five civilians were killed when Saudi-backed militants launched artillery rounds at a wedding ceremony in the populated al-Hawk area in the strategic port city of Hodeida. | Developments taking place across the Middle East are driving the reality home in Yemen that 2021 is unlikely to bring about an end to Saudi Arabia's nearly six-year-long war on their country. Signs of escalation are beginning to surface gradually i…
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Curator of Earth Felt the Wound, site tracking US educators' deaths, speaks to the WSWS
wsws.org | 2021-01-04
The World Socialist Web Site interviewed the administrator of a new website tracking educator deaths since the return to school last fall.
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2020: Annus Horribilis, The Worst Is Yet to Come? Poverty, Unemployment, Despair
Stephen Lendman | globalresearch.ca | 2021-01-04
| For most Americans, 2020 was disastrous for their safety, well-being and future. | Unprecedented numbers of people lost jobs — a greater percent of working-age Americans than in the 1930s Great Depression. | Millions more became way underemployed earning poverty wages with | …
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Opposition mounts in US over deadly rush to restart in-person schooling
wsws.org | 2021-01-04
Tens of thousands of students are returning to schools in New York City, Palm Beach, Florida, and many other districts today, provoking widespread concern and opposition from teachers, support staff and parents.
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Political prisoner Facundo Molares wins freedom!
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2021-01-04
Political prisoner Facundo Molares, an Argentinian photojournalist who was incarcerated by the Bolivian Añez regime, is now safely home in his native Argentina. | Molares was arrested during a violent incident between armed forces backing the coup d'etat and protests for democracy in Santa Cruz de la Sierra, Bolivia on November 19, 2019, two days after the unelected Añez government took over. Molares was documenting the confrontation for the magazine Centenario, but during this incident he had a health crisis and was rushed to the hospital. | The Añez coup regime arrested Facundo in his hospital bed. It is widely…
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This week in history: January 4-10
wsws.org | 2021-01-04
25 years ago: First atoms of antimatter created On January 4, 1996, the European Laboratory for Particle Physics (CERN) announced that a team of German and Italian scientists created the first complete atoms of antimatter, in an experiment carried out the previous September. Results were not made public until an independent check confirmed the findings. Professor Walter Oelert and an international team from Jàºlich IKP-KFA, Erlangen-Nuernberg University, GSI Darmstadt and Genoa University succeeded for the first time in history in synthesizing atoms of antimatter from their constituent antiparticles.
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The Invisible Shepherd
Elliot Sperber | counterpunch.org | 2021-01-04
The Invisible Shepherd Happy Twenty Twenty-one We need to hit the pharmacy and pick up some free calendars — the word you know's from Latin calendarium, account book that's a book of debts and book's from beech the tree of death — but, seriously Economy, the Nomos, springs Instead from trees of dogma All of…
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Autoworker crushed to death at Marion Stamping Plant in Indiana
wsws.org | 2021-01-04
Mark McKnight, a highly skilled and careful worker, was 57 years old. Everybody liked him, a co-worker commented, "the nicest guy you could ever meet."
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Charter Schools Have Fewer Nurses and More Inexperienced Teachers than Public Schools
Shawgi Tell | dissidentvoice.org | 2021-01-04
According to two recent U.S. government reports, private businesses like segregated charter schools have far fewer nurses and more inexperienced teachers than public schools: School Nurses in U.S. Public Schools (April 2020) and Characteristics of Public and Private Elementary and Secondary School Teachers in the United States (April 2020). Both reports cover many years of …
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Like Falling Flowers
José Tirado | counterpunch.org | 2021-01-04
While technically we have just begun winter, autumn is the season which presages decline. It is certainly why we also call it "the fall". The air begins to get chills, the leaves dry up, wither, and drop off trees. The flowers, too, fall and lay in jumbled heaps around once stirring little vistas which jolted…
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Donald Trump is Not Hungry
Cesar Chelala | counterpunch.org | 2021-01-04
Of one thing we can be sure. Donald Trump is not hungry. This is what the popular press -the occasional purveyor of fake news- tells us. And there is no reason not to believe it now, when it tells us that the EIC (Emperor-in-Chief) feasts on cheeseburgers and ice cream in his mansion of Mar-a-Lago.
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Debemos involucrarnos en la segunda vuelta de las elecciones al Senado en Georgia
AFSCME en Español | peoplesworld.org | 2021-01-04
Una razón crucial que está motivando a la gente obrera a hacer todo lo posible por ayudar a Jon Ossoff y al Rvdo. Raphael Warnock a ganar la segunda vuelta electoral por el Senado que se realizará en Georgia en enero es la ayuda federal a estados, ciudades, localidades y escuelas. Si Ossoff y Warnock …
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D-Econ's 2020 Alternative Reading List
Eds. | mronline.org | 2021-01-04
Here's a list of the top 12 books of the year to help us understand and address the economic, social, and ecological challenges the world is facing at the end of 2020, from the dynamic group of young economists at Diversifying and Decolonizing Economics (D-Econ, d-econ.org).
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Living in Dark Times: I Revolt, Therefore I Am!
Dr. Rudolf Hà§nsel | globalresearch.ca | 2021-01-04
"Really, I live in dark times! The guileless word is foolish. (…) The laughing man has only not yet received the terrible news." This is how Bertolt Brecht's poem "An die Nachgeborenen" (To those born later) begins; published …
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The Raging 2020s. Soleimani Geopolitics, One Year On
Pepe Escobar | globalresearch.ca | 2021-01-04
One year ago, the Raging Twenties started with a murder. | The assassination of Maj Gen Qassem Soleimani, commander of the Quds Force of the Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC), alongside Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis, the deputy commander of Iraq's …
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Planet Lockdown and US Dollar Hegemony: Catherine Austin Fitts
Catherine Austin Fitts | globalresearch.ca | 2021-01-04
This sit down interview with Catherine Austin Fitts covers the spectrum of the current situation we find ourselves in. | It was conducted as apart of the full length documentary. | We are releasing the full interview for the betterment of public …
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An Open Letter to Patriot Prayer and the Proud Boys (CC: ANTIFA)
David Rovics | counterpunch.org | 2021-01-04
Have you ever found yourself surrounded by masked rioters being chased by flag-waving patriots and thought, I've seen this movie before? I woke up this morning dreaming that I was speaking at one of your rallies. I thought then, well, if I probably won't be getting an invitation to speak at one of them, what…
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India: Citizens Block Road To Protest Roof Collapse
telesurenglish.net | 2021-01-04
Hundreds of people on Monday protested against the Ghaziabad municipality, which they blame for the collapse of a roof at a crematorium that caused 24 deaths and 18 people injured. | RELATED: | India's Farmers Intensify Protests Against Pro-Corporate Laws | The accident occurred in Muradnagar town, Uttar Pradesh state, on Sunday when dozens of people were sheltering from the rain under a shed. The roof collapse appears to have been caused by the negligence of municipal officials…
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A Changing World, But the West Remains Locked in a Time Warp
James O'Neill | dissidentvoice.org | 2021-01-04
Western politicians in general, and the American and Australian versions are not exempted, are fond of using phrases such as "the rules-based international order." What they unfailingly really mean is the Western version of a rules-based order. The classic definition was set out in Wikipedia when it said: The rules based international order describes the …
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Algerian court acquits three former Bouteflika regime officials, including his brother
Peoples Dispatch | peoplesdispatch.org | 2021-01-04
In a setback to the popular Hirak resistance movement in Algeria, a court acquitted three officials of the erstwhile regime of ex-president Abdelaziz Bouteflika, including his brother Said Bouteflika, multiple news outlets reported on January 2, Saturday. Bouteflika's regime was toppled by a popular revolution in 2019. Apart from the ex-president's brother, two powerful former spy chiefs, Mohamed Mediene and Bachir Tartag, were acquitted by the military appeals court on Saturday after a retrial cleared them of conspiracy charges. | The three had been sentenced to 15 years in prison in September 2019 after being c…
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German cultural institutions oppose government's anti–BDS resolution aimed at quashing criticism of Israel
wsws.org | 2021-01-04
On December 9, 30 German cultural institutions issued a statement opposing a resolution passed by the Bundestag seeking to silence the BDS movement.
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I Observed Venezuela's Elections Firsthand: Here's What the US Media Got Wrong
Rick Sterling | mintpressnews.com | 2021-01-04
Rick Sterling traveled to Venezuela in early December as part of a group of international election observers and says that some in the US media have gotten the story seriously wrong.
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Don't Abuse Clemency. Use it
Dean A. Strang | progressive.org | 2021-01-04
We are a weaker, meaner, less majestic nation when clemency and the values that inspire it wither.
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Australian Grosvenor Mine disaster inquiry further exposed as an official cover-up
wsws.org | 2021-01-04
The judge heading the government's inquiry described the process as "compromised" and said that it may never establish the cause of the disaster.
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Midnight rush: 6 ways Trump trashed the environment during the holidays
Tara Lohan | nationofchange.org | 2021-01-04
Trump's team continued its unprecedented onslaught on environmental regulations, with nearly a dozen new rollbacks or threats to public health, wildlife, clean air, public lands and the climate.
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Generation Betrayed. The Corona Regime in Schools. The Future of Our Children
Michael Hàºter | globalresearch.ca | 2021-01-04
"Protecting children from all dangers is my damned father's duty," sang Reinhard Mey. Our offspring currently need protection from the rigid corona regime in schools. | Serious damage is done to our sons and daughters through masking and social distance rules, …
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The Global angle to the Farmer protests
Utsa Patnaik | mronline.org | 2021-01-04
The farmers' movement for the repeal of the three farm laws which affect them closely but have been rammed through without consulting them, has now entered its second month.
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Opening of schools in Germany based on deliberate lies and deception
wsws.org | 2021-01-04
The criminality with which the campaign to open schools has been conducted was recently demonstrated by the deliberate suppression of a study from Hamburg showing massive outbreaks were taking place within schools in Germany.
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Global Research: The Power of Research and Analysis to Bring About Far-Reaching Change. We Need Your Support
The Global Research Team | globalresearch.ca | 2021-01-04
For 2021, we encourage our readers to make research a priority and to spread word of their findings to others; to ask questions and not to settle for unsatisfactory answers; to make decisions based on what's proven rather than what's …
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Candidates wrap up campaigns today in Georgia U.S. Senate runoffs
Mark Gruenberg | peoplesworld.org | 2021-01-04
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'American Utopia': Still making sense
Michael Berkowitz | peoplesworld.org | 2021-01-04
David Byrne and The Talking Heads' 1984 film Stop Making Sense was arguably the best and most consequential rock concert film of all time. His 2020 follow up, American Utopia, is even better. Byrne and director Spike Lee have combined to reexamine themes they both have explored individually over the years. They use music, movement, …
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The Real Chicago 8 Movie: R.G. Davis Gets it Right
Jonah Raskin | counterpunch.org | 2021-01-04
In January 1970, R.G. Davis, the founder of the San Francisco Mime Troupe and one of the fathers of guerrilla theater, filmed a 60-minute video with seven of the defendants in the Chicago Conspiracy Trial. Long buried, the film, titled "Chicago Conspiracy Eight," recently surfaced thanks to the Media Burn Archive. Unedited and uninterrupted, it can be viewed on Vimeo.
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The Messiah Awaits Our Coming…to the Realization That no Messiah is Coming to Save Us
AEAWRWA | counterpunch.org | 2021-01-04
The Messiah awaits our coming to the realization that no Messiah is coming to save us. The Messiah is already here. Rather, they are already here. In fact countless Messiahs are everywhere, in every country. They are our children. But in the Christian world, one child, alone, is deemed special. In fact, he was recorded…
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Video: Children of the Great Reset: If You Thought 2020 was a Bad Year, 2021 is Going to be FAR Worse!
Brian Shilhavy | globalresearch.ca | 2021-01-04
Sure, I could have written my last article for Health Impact News for the year 2020 with a look back on how terrible the year was, but looking forward to better times in 2021. Undoubtedly, that would have been a …
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Bolivia: Political Refugees Can Contest Subnational Elections
telesurenglish.net | 2021-01-04
Bolivia's Constitutional Court ruled that candidates with asylum or political refugee status abroad may not be disqualified from competing in Feb. 7 sub-national elections, until a final decision is taken by relevant authorities on each case. | RELATED: | Bolivia's Coup Regime Policies Led to Worst Economy in Decades | The ruling was approved taking into account a request submitted by Cochabamba lawmaker Freddy Gonzales on December 28, 2020. | He requested precautionary measure…
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Iraqis demand withdrawal of US troops on anniversary of killing of Soleimani, al-Muhandis
Peoples Dispatch | peoplesdispatch.org | 2021-01-04
Thousands of protesters gathered at Tahrir square in Baghdad after marching to the highway leading to the airport where Soleimani and Muhandis were killed last year. They demanded the withdrawal of US troops from Iraq…
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A new year poem for Latin America, 'La Paciente'
Peter Lownds | peoplesworld.org | 2021-01-04
Latin America lies on a hospital gurney after yet another amputation She trembles in shock from her Brazilian breast to her Andean rump The Mexican Gulf traces the profile of her head, thrown back in agony Her "Indian" hair has shaken loose from its mountainous comb of bone So that the thick braid of Central …
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American Imperialism: Crash Course U.S. History #28
Eds. | mronline.org | 2021-01-04
John Green teaches us about Imperialism.
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Popular music and the social crisis in 2020
wsws.org | 2021-01-04
An examination of some of the most popular music in 2020 and its social backdrop.
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Life sciences in the last 20 years
Newsclick | peoplesdispatch.org | 2021-01-04
Immunologist Dr. Satyajit Rath talks about the major developments in the last two decades in the field of life sciences, especially on the question of the origin of life…
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Poems: 'Saving It' and 'Is This Real'
Alicia Ostriker | progressive.org | 2021-01-04
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The Irrelevance of Human Rights in US and British Foreign Policy
Rod Driver | globalresearch.ca | 2021-01-04
"We have to reserve the right to bomb N…" (British Prime Minister David Lloyd George, 1932(1)) | Historical human rights abuses are not explained well in most school textbooks or by the mainstream media. They celebrate Columbus as an explorer, …
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Argentina legalises abortion in historic victory for reproductive rights
Jasmine Norden | thecanary.co | 2021-01-04
Argentina has legalised abortion, becoming only the fourth country in Latin America to fully do so. | The new law will allow abortions until the 14th week of pregnancy, where they were previously only allowed if the mother's health was at risk or if she had been raped. | The Argentine Senate voted in favour of the bill at the end of December, after the lower house did the same earlier in the month. The bill was intr…
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Sri Lanka online lecture: "Two hundred years since the birth of Friedrich Engels"
wsws.org | 2021-01-04
The lecture is based on the WSWS article on the 200th anniversary of birth of Friedrich Engels.
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Sri Lanka webinar: Education safety committee to discuss the fight against unsafe school reopenings
wsws.org | 2021-01-04
Urgent action must be taken to save lives, and secure the right to education, against the Rajapakse government's hazardous return-to-work policies.
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Black Inmates Begin 2021 With Uprising In Saint Louis Justice Center
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2021-01-04
Saint Louis, MO – It is a custom in the City of Saint Louis and other predominantly New Afrikan cities to welcome a new year by firing into the air. The coming of the New Year 2021 saw the most oppressed of our people improve on this popular custom by initiating a struggle against atrocious conditions at the Saint Louis "Justice" Center. This justice center downtown is directly across from the hideous faux-gothic, soot stained monstrosity of City Hall, and it is not lost on many who enter the doors of either building that one feeds the other. The City needs Black people incarcerated because, as Huey P. Newton and…
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The ABC's Of Google's New Union
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2021-01-04
Google workers have organized for pay equity, opposed unethical uses of machine learning, protested sexual assault, and more. Our small team at Collective Action in Tech has been archiving these organizing events for years. Now the workers of Google's parent company, Alphabet, are building worker power through a non-contract union they've named The Alphabet Workers Union. | This isn't the first time Google workers are unionizing. In 2017, Security guards at Google and Facebook had their union recognized and fought through a long contract negotiation. In 2019, Google cafeteria staff employed by vendor Bon Appetit…
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This Book Turns Everything You Thought You Knew About North Korea Upside Down
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2021-01-04
In the United States today, North Korea is the standard reference point for modern-day totalitarianism: a land of darkness that is considered a dangerous security threat because of the development of nuclear missiles capable of striking the U.S. | A.B. Abrams' new book, Immovable Object: North Korea's 70 Years at War with American Power (Clarity Press, 2020), shows that the common perceptions in the U.S. of North Korea are mostly wrong. | Though the Kim dynasty has ruled through autocratic methods, it has also adopted rational and at times intelligent policies, which have enabled North Korea to weather unpreceden…
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Hopes and sacrifices: Refugees share why they risked everything to reach the UK
The Canary | thecanary.co | 2021-01-04
People who have risked their lives by trying to cross from France to Britain have told the PA news agency how they faced violence, enslavement and were threatened at gunpoint. | Men, women and children have been charged thousands of pounds for spaces aboard tiny boats that are often unseaworthy and dangerous while others have stowed away in lorries. | Many have fled warzones and have experienced violence and torture as they travelled thousands of miles from their home countries in search of safety. | Over the course of 2020, the PA news agency sought to give voice to people who have crossed the English Channel in…
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Stay-at-home lockdown — and school closures — announced for Scotland for January
The Canary | thecanary.co | 2021-01-04
Most of Scotland will be placed in lockdown from 5 January for the whole of January to tackle the rising spread of the new coronavirus strain, Nicola Sturgeon has announced. | Lockdown 3: | The first minister said a legally-enforceable stay-at-home order will apply from 5 January to areas currently under Level 4 — mainland Scotland and Skye — with exemptions in place for carers, essential shopping, unlimited outdoor exercise, and being part of an extended household. | Schools and nurseries will remain closed to most pupils until February, meaning an additional two weeks of home learning for mos…
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'Batch testing' is reportedly limiting how fast we can roll the coronavirus vaccine out
The Canary | thecanary.co | 2021-01-04
Boris Johnson has suggested the limiting factor in expanding the UK's coronavirus vaccine rollout is waiting for batches of the jab to be tested.Batch testing: Ministers have said the NHS has the capacity to deliver two million doses a week of the Oxford vaccine once it receives supplies from the manufacturers. The prime minister claims the issue is not supply or staff but waiting for batch approval.He said: We have the capacity, the issue is to do with supply of the vaccine. It's not so much a manufacturing issue although that's part of it. Each batch needs to be properly approved and quality controlled.(P…
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KRG rep. says Gen. Soleimani helped Kurdistan to fight ISIL
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2021-01-04
TEHRAN, Jan. 04 (MNA) — Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) representative in Tehran says that martyr. Gen. Qassem Soleimani helped Iraqi Kurdistan by sending weapons and military advisers to defeat ISIL.
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Iran, Russia & Turkey cooperating to push US aside
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2021-01-04
TEHRAN, Jan. 04 (MNA) — A Zionist newspaper wrote in a report that Iran, Turkey, and Russia are cooperating with one another against the influence and presence of the US in the region.
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Iran, Russia preparing meeting on coronavirus vaccines: envoy
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2021-01-04
TEHRAN, Jan. 04 (MNA) — Iran's Ambassador to Moscow Kazem Jalali said that Iran and Russia are preparing a personal meeting on cooperation in producing vaccines against the coronavirus.
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Army to hold large-scale drone exercise
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2021-01-04
TEHRAN, Jan. 04 (MNA) — The first joint and large drone combat exercise of the Army with the participation of hundreds of operational drones of the different sections of the force will be held in Semnan for two days.
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Iran calls on Pakistan for increased anti-narcotics coop
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2021-01-04
TEHRAN, Jan. 04 (MNA) — Head of Iran's Anti-Narcotics Police said further strengthening of cooperation between Tehran and Islamabad is on the agenda, while Iran emphasizes stronger actions of the Pakistani side to combat narcotics.
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US seeks disintegration of regional countries
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2021-01-04
TEHRAN, Jan. 04 (MNA) — Iran's IRGC Aerospace Force Brigadier General Amir Ali Hajizadeh said the disintegration of regional countries is the main purpose of the US.
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Police confiscate over 1 ton of narcotics in SE Iran
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2021-01-04
TEHRAN, Jan. 04 (MNA) — Police forces of the Sistan and Baluchestan province, southeastern Iran, have seized over one ton of illicit drugs in a single operation.
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Soleimani tactics thwarts US, Zionist Regime plots in region
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2021-01-04
TEHRAN, Jan. 04 (MNA) — A military advisor to the Leader said that General Soleimani had a crucial role in the US failure in Afghanistan and Iraq and the Zionist Regime defeat in the 33-Day War against Lebanese Hezbollah.
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New explosion near Saudi forces HQ in S. Yemen
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2021-01-04
TEHRAN, Jan. 04 (MNA) — Two successive explosions, followed by gunfire, rocked the vicinity of the Saudi force's headquarters in the Yemeni governorate of Abyan on Monday, hours after a similar explosion yesterday.
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Gen. Soleimani flag-bearer of fight against terrorism: envoy
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2021-01-04
TEHRAN, Jan. 04 (MNA) — Iranian Ambassador to Brazil pointed to sacrifice and braveries of Iran's top commander martyr Lt. Gen. Soleimani and said that he stood firmly in the face of a global threat against international peace and security.
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'Resistance groups in region ready for revenge'
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2021-01-04
TEHRAN, Jan. 04 (MNA) — One of Hashd al-Shaabi's commanders announced on Mon. that all resistance groups in the region are ready for revenge.
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Soleimani assassination unlawful under human rights law
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2021-01-04
TEHRAN, Jan. 04 (MNA) — The UN Special Rapporteur on Extra-Judicial Executions Agnes Callamard | believes martyrdom of the IRGC Cmdr. Lt. Gen Soleimani by the US has been unlawful under human rights law.
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US presence in West Asia has come to its ending days: IMN
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2021-01-04
TEHRAN, Jan. 04 (MNA) — The Islamic Movement of Nigeria (IMN) issued a statement on the occasion of 1st martyrdom anniversary of Gen. Soleimani, stating that US presence in West Asia has reached its ending days.
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West refusing to unfreeze Caracas funds for vaccine purchase
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2021-01-04
TEHRAN, Jan. 04 (MNA) — Venezuelan President says the EU nations and the United States have refused Venezuela's request to unfreeze its assets so that the sanctions-hit country could purchase a coronavirus vaccine.
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Seizure of S. Korean tanker technical issue
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2021-01-04
TEHRAN, Jan. 04 (MNA) — The spokesperson of the Iranian foreign ministry announced that the seizure of the South Korean tanker by Iran has only been based on technical issues.
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A bomb explodes on route of a US-coalition convoy in N Iraq
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2021-01-04
TEHRAN, Jan. 04 (MNA) — Some Iraqi sources reported that a bomb has exploded on the path of a convoy belonging to the so-called International Coalition against ISIL in northern Iraq.
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Iran seizes S. Korean-flagged tanker in Persian Gulf
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2021-01-04
TEHRAN, Jan. 04 (MNA) — Iran has seized a South Korean flagged tanker in the Persian Gulf on Monday.
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'Resistance stronger after Soleimani assassination'
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2021-01-04
TEHRAN, Jan. 04 (MNA) — The Iranian Judiciary chief says the assassination of top anti-terror commander, Lt. General Ghasem Soleimani, made the resistance movement stronger than ever.
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Iran produces 20% enriched uranium in 12 hours
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2021-01-04
TEHRAN, Jan. 04 (MNA) — Spokesman for the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI) said that the Islamic Republic has produced 20% enriched uranium in 12 hours.
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EU reacts to increase of uranium enrichment level in Iran
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2021-01-04
TEHRAN, Jan. 04 (MNA) — The European Union (EU) has reacted to Iran's decision to increase its uranium enrichment level, which was recently reported to the International Atomic Energy Agency.
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Iran's measures reversible upon compliance by JCPOA members
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2021-01-04
TEHRAN, Jan. 04 (MNA) — Iranian Foreign Minister said that Iran's measures are fully reversible upon full compliance by all JCPOA participants.
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Iran not to negotiate on missile, defense capabilities
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2021-01-04
TEHRAN, Jan. 04 (MNA) — Stating that Iran will not negotiate on missile and defense capabilities, Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman said that the US should bear the responsibility for any adventurism in the region.
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Netanyahu reacts to resumption of 20% enrichment by Iran
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2021-01-04
TEHRAN, Jan. 04 (MNA) — In his latest baseless claim, Zionists' Netanyahu said Iran's resumption of 20 percent uranium enrichment is aimed at developing nuclear weapons.
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Iran missile program must be 'on the table' for JCPOA talks
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2021-01-04
TEHRAN, Jan. 04 (MNA) — Jake Sullivan, Biden's incoming national security adviser, says Iran's missile program should be on the table when talking about probable US's return to the nuclear deal.
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IAEA confirms start of enriching uranium up to 20%: Envoy
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2021-01-04
TEHRAN, Jan. 04 (MNA) — Iran's permanent ambassador to the International Organizations in Vienna said that International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) has confirmed the start of enriching uranium up to 20%.
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Iranian 'Am I a Wolf?' joins 2021 Oscar Academy Awards list
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2021-01-04
TEHRAN, Jan. 04 (MNA) — The Iranian animation "Am I a Wolf? " directed by Amir Hoshang Moeen has managed to enter the final list of 2021 Oscar Academy Awards animated short films.
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Tehran ready to negotiate with Riyadh
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2021-01-04
TEHRAN, Jan. 04 (MNA) — Stating that Iran welcomes any attempt to bridge the gap among regional neighbors, the Iranian envoy to Kuwait expressed Iran's readiness to discuss any disputes and crises with Riyadh via peaceful and formal negotiations.
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Front pages of Iran's English-language dailies on Jan. 04
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2021-01-04
TEHRAN, Jan. 04 (MNA) — Here are the front pages of Iran's English-language dailies on Monday, January 4.
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Martyrdom anniv. of martyrs of Resistance marked in Nigeria
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2021-01-04
TEHRAN, Jan. 04 (MNA) — Supporters of Nigerian Muslim Leader Sheikh Ibrahim Zakzaky marked 1st martyrdom anniversary of Iran's top commander Gen. Soleimani and Iraq's Popular Mobilization Units (PMU) commander Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis in Nigeria on Mon.
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Iran embassy in Japan to hold seminar on Gen. Soleimani
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2021-01-04
TEHRAN, Jan. 04 (MNA) — On the occasion of the first martyrdom anniversary of Lt. Gen. Soleimani, the Cultural Counselor of the Iranian Embassy in Japan will hold a virtual seminar of "Introduction of the national hero of Iran, Gen. Qasem Soleimani".
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Iran's nuclear program fully transparent, verifiable
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2021-01-04
TEHRAN, Jan. 02 (MNA) — Russia's Permanent Representative to International Organizations in Vienna noted that Iran's nuclear program is fully transparent and verifiable.
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Iran starts 20% uranium enrichment at Fordow facility
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2021-01-04
TEHRAN, Jan. 04 (MNA) — Iran has started the process of producing uranium with 20% enrichment at Fordow facility, said the government spokesman.
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S. Korea demands immediate release of tanker seized by Iran
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2021-01-04
TEHRAN, Jan. 04 (MNA) — South Korea's Foreign Ministry said on Monday that a South Korean chemical tanker had been seized by Iranian authorities in the waters off Oman, and demanded its immediate release.
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Politician says Assad rejected US offer on Golan Heights
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2021-01-04
TEHRAN, Jan. 04 (MNA) — A senior Lebanese politician says that the United States and the Zionist regime had made an offer to the Syrian president to renounce the occupied Golan, but he rejected it.
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200 US military vehicles arrived at Ain al-Asad Airbase
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2021-01-04
TEHRAN, Jan. 04 (MNA) — An Iraqi security source reported the arrival of 200 US military vehicles and trucks with the support of the US Air Force at the Ain al-Asad Airbase in Iraq's Al-Anbar Governorate.
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Presser of Iran' Foreign Ministry spox
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2021-01-04
TEHRAN, Jan. 04 (MNA) — The Spokesperson of the Iranian ministry of foreign affairs Saeed Khatibzadeh held a press conference on Monday morning, where he answered questions on a wide range of topics.
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US reacts to seizure of S. Korean tanker by Iran
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2021-01-04
TEHRAN, Jan. 04 (MNA) — A spokesman for the US Department of Defense reacted to the seizure of a South Korean tanker by Iranian forces and noted that Pentagon is aware of this issue.
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Bushehr province exports near $2 billion in Q3
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2021-01-04
TEHRAN, Jan. 04 (MNA) — A total of 7.32 million tons of non-oil goods worth $1.9 billion were exported from the ports of southern Bushehr province during the third quarter of the current Iranian current year (Sept. 21 to Dec. 22).
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9 dead, 4 wounded in terror attack on bus in Syria's Hama
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2021-01-04
TEHRAN, Jan. 04 (MNA) — A terrorist attack on a bus in Hama, Syria, killed at least 9 civilians and wounded several others.
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Russian official warns increased ISIL movements in Syria
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2021-01-04
TEHRAN, Jan. 04 (MNA) — A Russian official noted that ISIL movements in east of Euphrates in Syria have increased significantly and termed areas outside control of Damascus as "tense" regions.
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Chicago Teachers Union Members Take Stand Against Unsafe School Conditions
Jessica Corbett, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2021-01-04
"We're afraid for our lives. We don't want to lose our jobs. The fear of losing our jobs is real," said one teacher. "But the fear of this virus is greater than that fear." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
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Google Workers Form Union to 'Promote Solidarity, Democracy, and Social and Economic Justice'
Brett Wilkins, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2021-01-04
The tech titan "has a responsibility to its thousands of workers and billions of users to make the world a better place," two of the union's leaders wrote. "We can help build that world." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
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Chile: Piñera Seeks To Redeem Himself With Victims of Crime
telesurenglish.net | 2021-01-04
Chile's President Sebastian Piñera Sunday signed a bill that seeks to implement a new institutional framework to strengthen victims' access to justice in case of human rights violations. | RELATED: | Chile Experienced an Increase in Femicides in 2020 | The project creates the National Service for Access to Justice (SNAJ) and an Ombudsman's Office for Victims of Crime (OVC), thus unifying other existing legal defense public organizations and specialized aid programs such as "My Lawyer" (fo…
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Brazil to Import 2 Million Doses of AstraZeneca Vaccine
telesurenglish.net | 2021-01-04
Brazil's National Health Surveillance Agency (Anvisa) Sunday authorized the "exceptional import" of 2 million doses of the vaccine produced by Oxford University and the United Kingdom-based laboratory AstraZeneca. | RELATED: | Bolsonaro Rejects Welfare Reform in Brasil | The doses that will arrive in the country in the next days will not be supplied to the entire population. The immunizer will be used in emergencies, such as patients at high risk of dying due to the disease. | …
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BREXIT: What Was Really Negotiated?
Alexander Atanasov | counterpunch.org | 2021-01-04
The United Kingdom has failed to sign a beneficial new trade agreement with the European Union. The future trade and political relations between the two sides will not serve any of the goals of the UK that are either rational or that fulfill the populist policies that exiting the EU was supposed to achieve. The…
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What coronavirus? Miami Beach party/beach scene going full blast
Online News Editor | laprensalatina.com | 2021-01-04
By Alvaro Blanco Miami Beach, Florida, Jan 3 (efe-epa).- Coronavirus? What coronavirus? That is what the thousands of tourists and local residents in Miami Beach seem to be thinking as they enjoy the barrier island city's wide white-sand beaches, party at local nightspots and soak up the atmosphere of sunny streets where many forget that …
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Coronavirus vaccines roll out across EU, although too slowly for some
Online News Editor | laprensalatina.com | 2021-01-04
Madrid Desk, Jan 4 (efe-epa).- Coronavirus vaccines were being rolled out across the European Union, although some countries are facing criticism that the distribution and administration of the jabs is taking too long. FRANCE French President, Emmanuel Macron, will lead a special government meeting on Monday to assess delays in the coronavirus vaccination campaign and …
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Iran seizes South Korean-flagged oil tanker in Gulf
Online News Editor | laprensalatina.com | 2021-01-04
Tehran, Jan 4 (efe-epa).- The Iranian Revolutionary Guard Maritime Force seized a South Korean-flagged oil tanker in the Persian Gulf on Monday. The seizure comes amid tensions between Iran and South Korea surrounding $7 billion worth of Iranian funds that are blocked in a South Korean account because of United States sanctions relating to Tehran's …
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Sudan warns of spike in Ethiopian refugees as Tigray conflict renewed
Online News Editor | laprensalatina.com | 2021-01-04
Khartoum, Jan 4 (efe-epa).- The flow of Ethiopian refugees fleeing an armed conflict in Tigray into Sudan has increased over the past few days as the violence has flared up, Sudanese authorities said on Monday. Ethiopian government forces have been fighting the Tigray People's Liberation Front (TPLF) in the region bordering Eritrea since 4 November. …
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Coronavirus found on auto parts from Daimler factory in China
Online News Editor | laprensalatina.com | 2021-01-04
Shanghai, China, Jan 4 (efe-epa).- Authorities have found coronavirus on auto parts shipped from an accessories department of a subsidiary of the German firm Daimler in Beijing, according to a media report published on Monday. The virus had survived on the parts for a long time due to the cold weather. It was detected when …
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Protests held in Indian city after roof collapse at funeral kills 24
Online News Editor | laprensalatina.com | 2021-01-04
New Delhi, Jan 4 (efe-epa).- Hundreds of people on Monday held a protest in the Indian city of Muradnagar, situated in the northern Uttar Pradesh province, demanding action a day after at least 24 people were killed and 18 injured when the roof of a crematorium collapsed during a funeral. The accident has been linked …
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Shelter offers hope for homeless, at-risk members of Mexico's LGBT community
Online News Editor | laprensalatina.com | 2021-01-04
By Monica Rubalcava Mexico City, Jan 4 (efe-epa).- Before discovering Casa Frida, Alex Navarro thought of shelters as uniformly hostile places. But three months after his arrival at that Mexico City-based refuge for at-risk members of the LGBTIQ+ community, he is deeply grateful to that civil association that sprung up during the health emergency and …
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Malaysian coroner rules that Irish teen Nora Quoirin died by 'misadventure'
Online News Editor | laprensalatina.com | 2021-01-04
Bangkok, Jan 4 (efe-epa).- The judicial investigation into the death of Nora Quoirin, a French-Irish teenager who died in Malaysia last year after going missing on a family holiday, ruled on Monday that she died by "misadventure" without the involvement of others. The coroner, Maimoonah Aid, ruled out homicide, natural death, and suicide at the …
laprensalatina.com/malaysian-coroner-rul…

Mexico's GDP fell by less than 8.9 pct. in 2020, president says
Online News Editor | laprensalatina.com | 2021-01-04
Mexico City, Jan 4 (efe-epa).- Mexico's economy shrank by less than 8.9 percent in 2020 and will recover in the first quarter of 2021, President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said Monday in his first daily press conference of the year. "Analysts had estimated that the economy was going to fall between 12 percent and 15 …
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Australian woman activist arrested in Tanzania over social media post
Online News Editor | laprensalatina.com | 2021-01-04
Sydney, Australia, Jan 4 (efe-epa).- An Australian activist, who has renounced her Islamic faith and now campaigns for women's rights, has been arrested and charged in Tanzania over a social media post. The activist had criticized the president of the African country for his handling of the coronavirus outbreak. A Foreign Ministry official told EFE …
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Tripoli academy still reeling a year after UAE attack in Libya
Daniel Hilton | middleeasteye.net | 2021-01-04
Tripoli academy still reeling a year after UAE attack in Libya | Survivors call for justice and relive painful memories of the drone strike on a military college that killed 26 unarmed youths | Daniel Hilton | Mon, 01/04/2021 – 10: 39 | Brigadier General Khaled Ali Ahmed bin Omar stands at the site of the drone strike in a military academy in Tripoli (MEE/Daniel Hilton) | The blast hole has been filled in, the con…
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Saudi Arabia agrees to end blockade on Qatar, open airspace and land border
MEE staff | middleeasteye.net | 2021-01-04
Saudi Arabia agrees to end blockade on Qatar, open airspace and land border | Kuwait's foreign minister announces preliminary agreement in a major step towards resolving the Gulf crisis | MEE staff | Mon, 01/04/2021 – 18: 45 | Saudi Arabia has lifted its land and air blockade on Qatar in a major step towards ending a Gulf rift that started more than three years ago when Riyadh and its allies imposed a siege on Doha. | Ku…
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Monday 1/25: Claire Wasserman & Her Father, Steve Wasserman: 'Ladies Get Paid'
KPFA Radio 94.1 FM | indybay.org | 2021-01-04
Online webinar…
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Tuesday 1/19: Poets Martin Espada & Dennis Bernstein: A Zoom Event: Floaters
KPFA Radio 94.1 FM | indybay.org | 2021-01-04
Online webinar…
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Friday 1/15: Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. 2021 Birthday Celebration
Michael Harris | indybay.org | 2021-01-04
MLK Library | 24th Street Bypass | Sacramento, CA…
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Easing into a New Normality of the Crisis
Lisa Becker, Alex Demirivic & Horst Kahrs | indybay.org | 2021-01-04
With the intertwining of the Corona and economic crises, massive distribution struggles are already looming. Society, in a collective effort to prevent illness, has downsized its economic activity. This collective decision must not serve to enrich a few. The radical taxation of the great fortunes is an indispensable moment to face the Corona crisis.
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Thursday 2/4: Daina Ramey Berry & Kali Nicole Gross: Black Women's History of the US
KPFA Radio 94.1 FM | indybay.org | 2021-01-04
Online webinar…
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Saturday 1/16: Meetup: What's Next for the Right to Rescue
Direct Action Everywhere | indybay.org | 2021-01-04
Online Zoom at dxe.io/meetupzoom…
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Sunday 1/24: How to Change the World in One Generation – DxE Intro Workshop
Direct Action Everywhere | indybay.org | 2021-01-04
Online Zoom at us02web.zoom.us/j/84012361059
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Thursday 1/28: Jerald Walker & Kevin Cartwright: Zoom Event: How to Make a Slave and Other Essays
KPFA Radio 94.1 FM | indybay.org | 2021-01-04
Online webinar…
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Saturday 1/30: Meetup: Stories from the Community
Direct Action Everywhere | indybay.org | 2021-01-04
Online Zoom at dxe.io/meetupzoom…
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Tuesday 1/12: Together Against Factory Farming – January Day of Action
Direct Action Everywhere | indybay.org | 2021-01-04
Capitol Mall & 9th St Sacramento, CA 95814…
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All living former defense secretaries condemn GOP attempts to overturn election, involve military
Hunter | zcomm.org | 2021-01-04
That is was felt to be necessary, by all signatories, is a shocking reflection of how close even top past military officials believe the nation to be to a potentially violent coup…
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2020's Legislative Attacks on Gig Workers Will Change Labor Forever
Robert R. Raymond | zcomm.org | 2021-01-04
The nature of gig-work is often quite atomizing, but the coming together of these workers to join in a collective struggle demonstrates that they aren't going to take it sitting down.
zcomm.org/znetarticle/2020s-legislative-…

An Open Letter to Patriot Prayer and the Proud Boys (CC: ANTIFA)
David Rovics | zcomm.org | 2021-01-04
What the elite from both ruling parties want is division…
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All In for $2K
Dean Baker | zcomm.org | 2021-01-04
The higher payments will add to the debt, but so what? The debt mongers will complain about the debt no matter what and there is zero reason to think we're coming up against any limitations…
zcomm.org/znetarticle/all-in-for-2k/

Boris Johnson and the EU strike deal on a bosses' Brexit
John Foster | peoplesworld.org | 2021-01-04
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Imperial academic delivers Royal Institution Christmas Lecture
imperial.ac.uk | 2021-01-04
Professor Chris Jackson's lecture took audiences back into deep geological time, charting how carbon dioxide controls the Earth's climate.
imperial.ac.uk/news/211833/imperial-academic-delivers-royal-institution-christmas

Latino Voters Show How Far Georgia Has Come
Timothy Pratt | thenation.com | 2021-01-04
Latino Voters Show How Far Georgia Has Come…
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