2021-01-06: Social Media Postees

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Fascist coup NO! Workers power YES!
Workers World Party | workers.org | 2021-01-07
Workers World Party statement Wednesday, Jan. 6 — The coup attempt today in Washington, D.C., and the mobilization of a fascist mob numbering in the tens of thousands, must be viewed with the utmost seriousness. While the attack took the form of an assault on the U.S. Capitol building, Congress . . . | Continue reading Fascist coup NO! Workers power YES! at Workers.org
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No Charges Filed Against White Officer Who Shot and Paralyzed Jacob Blake
Staff | truthout.org | 2021-01-06
In Kenosha, Wisconsin, District Attorney Michael Graveley has announced that no charges will be filed against the white police officer who fired seven shots at Jacob Blake, paralyzing the 29-year-old Black man in August. Officer Rusten Sheskey fired the shots at point-blank range into Blake's back as he leaned into his car, with his three children, aged 3, 5 and 8, inside the vehicle. Prosecutors maintain the shooting was in self-defense because Blake had a small knife in the car. Video of Blake's…
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"Miscarriage of Justice": No Charges Against White Kenosha Officer Who Shot & Paralyzed Jacob Blake
Staff | democracynow.org | 2021-01-06
In Kenosha, Wisconsin, District Attorney Michael Graveley has announced that no charges will be filed against the white police officer who fired seven shots at Jacob Blake, paralyzing the 29-year-old Black man in August. Officer Rusten Sheskey fired the shots at point-blank range into Blake's back as he leaned into his car, with his three children, aged 3, 5 and 8, inside the vehicle. Prosecutors maintain the shooting was in self-defense because Blake had a small knife in the car. Video of Blake's shooting sparked an uprising in Kenosha in August against systemic racism and police brutality. Blake's family denoun…
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Wisconsin FRSO condemns the DA's no-charges verdict in the attempted murder of Jacob Blake
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2021-01-06
On January 5, Kenosha County District Attorney Michael Graveley announced that there would be no charges against police officer Rusten Sheskey, who attempted to execute Jacob Blake, a 29-year-old Black man, by shooting him seven times in the back at point blank range on August 23, 2020. Blake was shot while his children watched in horror from the back seat of his vehicle. The other two officers who assisted Sheskey in his crime will also face no charges. | While this ruling is a gross miscarriage of justice, it was not unexpected. Since the beginning of the new year, stories have been circulating out of Kenosha a…
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Wisconsin FRSO condemns the DA's no-charges verdict in the attempted murder of Jacob Blake
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2021-01-06
On January 5, Kenosha County District Attorney Michael Graveley announced that there would be no charges against police officer Rusten Sheskey, who attempted to execute Jacob Blake, a 29-year-old Black man, by shooting him seven times in the back at point blank range on August 23, 2020. Blake was shot while his children watched in horror from the back seat of his vehicle. The other two officers who assisted Sheskey in his crime will also face no charges. | While this ruling is a gross miscarriage of justice, it was not unexpected. Since the beginning of the new year, stories have been circulating out of Kenosha a…
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Assange Extradition Denial Indicts US Prison System But Imperils Journalism
Prof. Marjorie Cohn | globalresearch.ca | 2021-01-06
Julian Assange's legal victory this week was bittersweet. In a stunning decision, British judge Vanessa Baraitser denied Donald Trump's request for extradition of Assange to the United States, ruling that he was at high risk of suicide if he were …
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WikiLeaks founder Assange denied bail by UK judge
Online News Editor | laprensalatina.com | 2021-01-06
London, Jan 6 (efe-epa).- WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange was denied bail on Wednesday after British judge Vanessa Baraitser deemed him a flight risk, despite having blocked his extradition to the United States on health grounds earlier this week. Baraitser ruled that Assange — who was born in Queensland, Australia — cannot be extradited to the …
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WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange must be released after 'inhumane' bail refusal
The Canary | thecanary.co | 2021-01-06
WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange's hopes for freedom have been dashed after a judge refused him bail despite a decision to block his extradition to the United States. | District judge Vanessa Baraitser rejected an application for Assange's release with strict conditionals over concern he would abscond. | It follows a decision that he should not be extradited to the US on mental health grounds due to the risk of suicide. | Assange will have to remain in custody as the US government is appealing against Monday's extradition ruling. | Announcing her bail decision at Westminster Magistrates' Court, Baraitser said: "A…
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Julian Assange Is Denied Bail By London Court
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2021-01-06
"I am satisfied there are substantial grounds for believing that if Mr Assange is released today he would fail to surrender to court to face the appeal proceedings," Judge Vanessa Baraitser said. | "As far as Mr Assange is concerned this case has not yet been won… the outcome of this appeal is not yet known." | She was referring to the fact that Assange after failing in his battle against extradition to Sweden, breached bail and took refuge in the Embassy of Ecuador in London in June 2012. He was granted asylum by Ecuador on the grounds of political persecution, with the presumption that if he was extradited to…
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Julian Assange Is Denied Bail By London Court
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2021-01-06
"I am satisfied there are substantial grounds for believing that if Mr Assange is released today he would fail to surrender to court to face the appeal proceedings," Judge Vanessa Baraitser said. | "As far as Mr Assange is concerned this case has not yet been won… the outcome of this appeal is not yet known." | She was referring to the fact that Assange after failing in his battle against extradition to Sweden, breached bail and took refuge in the Embassy of Ecuador in London in June 2012. He was granted asylum by Ecuador on the grounds of political persecution, with the presumption that if he was extradited to…
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UK judge justifies CIA spying on Assange citing debunked CNN report based on… CIA spying
Ben Norton | thegrayzone.com | 2021-01-06
UK judge Vanessa Baraitser justified CIA spying on Julian Assange by citing a falsehood-filled CNN report. Her judgment highlighted corporate media's enthusiastic role in a state-sponsored assault on press freedom. The British judge ruling in the US government's extradition case against journalist Julian Assange justified a CIA spying operation targeting both the WikiLeaks publisher and the Ecuadorian government by pointing to debunked accusations published by CNN. Yet in a self-referential loop, the American media outlet's dubious claims about Assange themselves …
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UK judge justifies CIA spying on Assange citing debunked CNN report based on… CIA spying
Ben Norton | thegrayzone.com | 2021-01-06
UK judge Vanessa Baraitser justified CIA spying on Julian Assange by citing a falsehood-filled CNN report. Her judgment highlighted corporate media's enthusiastic role in a state-sponsored assault on press freedom. The British judge ruling in the US government's extradition against journalist Julian Assange justified a CIA spying operation targeting both the WikiLeaks publisher and the Ecuadorian government by pointing to debunked accusations published by CNN. Yet in a self-referential loop, the American media outlet's dubious claims about Assange themselves ironically …
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Julian Assange's bail plea denied
Peoples Dispatch | peoplesdispatch.org | 2021-01-06
A British judge denied Julian Assange's plea for bail on Wednesday, January 6. Judge Vanessa Baraitser rejected the bail request filed by Assange's legal team on the grounds that he still has "incentive" to abscond. Assange will continue to remain in the high security prison in Belmarsh pending the appeal filed by the United States on his extradition. The same judge on Monday had rejected the appeal for his extradition to the United States. | The judge, on Wednesday, stated that…
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EU approves Moderna vaccine; France, Germany criticised for slow rollouts
Online News Editor | laprensalatina.com | 2021-01-06
Madrid Desk, Jan 6 (efe-epa).- The European Medicines Agency (EMA) approved the use of the US Moderna vaccine in the EU on Wednesday, a welcome boost for Germany and France who have faced criticism for the pace of their respective vaccine rollouts. The British prime minister, meanwhile, warned that stricter lockdown measures applied across the …
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Defund the Pentagon: Refund the People
Frank Scott | dissidentvoice.org | 2021-01-07
When profit determines every outcome of social and economic life, the minority politics of lesser evil wins again, and again, and again. — Anonymous The pandemic has heightened public awareness of the injustice of a political economic system that profits private wealth at massive loss to the public good. All talk of change that simply …
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Georgia: Big voter turnout ousts wealthy Republican senators
Dianne Mathiowetz | workers.org | 2021-01-07
Atlanta Jan. 6 — Georgia voters made history on Jan. 5 by voting into the U.S. Senate Rev. Raphael Warnock, the first ever Black senator from Georgia. Warnock is senior pastor of Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta, the famed church of Rev. Martin Luther King's family, esteemed for its long . . . | Continue reading Georgia: Big voter turnout ousts wealthy Republican senators at Workers.org
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Racist police killings:Year ends on a note of outrage
Martha Grevatt | workers.org | 2021-01-07
Peoples Conference, Dec. 23, Columbus. Cleveland — Three days before Christmas, Andre Hill visited the home of a family friend on Dec. 22 to drop off some holiday cash. Police, called to the neighborhood for an unrelated situation, shot and killed the 47-year-old Black father and grandfather. Hill, whose family . . . | Continue reading Racist police killings: Year ends on a note of outrage at Workers.org
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Resistance is not Futile
Steve Lalla | dissidentvoice.org | 2021-01-07
Lebanese resistance movement Hezbollah has inspired fear within the Empire through both armed struggle and its success in electoral politics. For effectively wielding this double-edged sword, the "Party of God" has been vilified by countless politicians and media outlets. From its birth as an armed resistance to Israeli attacks on Lebanon over 35 years ago, …
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Long live the DPRK! Long live socialism!
Workers World Party | workers.org | 2021-01-07
Workers World Party sent the following message to the Eighth Congress of the Workers' Party of Korea, taking place this month. Monument to the Workers' Party of Korea, Pyongyang January 1, 2021 Comrade Kim Jong Un Chairman of the Workers' Party of Korea Chairman of the State Affairs Commission of . . . | Continue reading Long live the DPRK! Long live socialism! at Workers.org
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And in the End
Editor | scheerpost.com | 2021-01-07
Mr. Fish Dwayne Booth (a.k.a., Mr. Fish) is a cartoonist, freelance writer, and ScheerPost's artistic director, and he has been published in many reputable and prestigious magazines, journals and newspapers. In addition to Harper's Magazine, his work has appeared in The Los Angeles Times, The Village Voice, Vanity Fair, Mother Jones Magazine, the Advocate, Z Magazine, the Utne Reader, Slate.com… | Source…
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Film review: "Signed, Sealed and Delivered: Labor Struggle in the Post Office"
Joe Hirsch | workers.org | 2021-01-07
Postal workers wildcat, 1978. "Signed, Sealed and Delivered: Labor Struggle in…
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The Nickelodean Problem
Jackie Fox | realprogressives.org | 2021-01-07
Hello internet, I'm Jackie Fox. In my last few videos, I've been interrogating conspiracy theories, and propaganda. | While the issues I mentioned are, no doubt quite bad, there is a bigger propaganda issue that's shaped my entire life; and that's the issue of the proliferation of advertising to children which really kicked off before I was born. | In this video,…
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Caravan Counter-Protest in San Francisco Reacts to MAGA Insurrectionists in DC
RR | indybay.org | 2021-01-06
Activists from a coalition of groups are calling for people to wake up to the reality of the unprecedented behavior of a sitting president who has legitimized the lie of a stolen election in the eyes of many millions of his supporters and mobilized white supremacist MAGA mobs to rampage, terrorize, and intimidate anyone who stands in their way.
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Bookshop Santa Cruz Union Election Starts Tomorrow
Santa Cruz News | indybay.org | 2021-01-06
Bookshop Santa Cruz workers will be voting tomorrow to get their union legally recognized, and are seeking the community's support.
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Bookshop Santa Cruz Union Election Starts Tomorrow
Santa Cruz News | indybay.org | 2021-01-06
Bookshop Santa Cruz workers will be voting tomorrow to get their union legally recognized, and are seeking the community's support.
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Venezuela Elections: A key victory for anti-Imperialist Movement in Latin America
Alison Colette Bodine | mronline.org | 2021-01-06
The people of Venezuela have dealt another decisive blow against U.S. domination in Latin America. The successful continuity of two decades of Venezuelan Bolivarian revolutionary process has turned Venezuela into the backbone of the Latin American anti-imperialist and revolutionary movement.
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Welsh NHS chief warns Covid-19 patient numbers could double from first wave
The Canary | thecanary.co | 2021-01-06
The number of coronavirus (COVID-19) patients in Welsh hospitals could soon be double that seen during the first wave of the pandemic, the country's NHS chief executive has warned.Dr Andrew Goodall said Wales's health system was under "immense pressure", with critical care units operating at 140% of normal capacity. Two health boards are dedicating almost half their beds to patients with the virus.Almost 2,800 people are in Welsh hospitals with Covid-19-related illness. That's an increase of 4% in just a week, and the highest number on record following a surge in transmissions over the last fortnight.More dif…
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Raphael Warnock ran for the Senate from Ebenezer Baptist Church
Juan Cole | zcomm.org | 2021-01-06
What that means to American History…
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We Are at War
Peter Koenig | globalresearch.ca | 2021-01-06
We, the common people, are at war against an ever more authoritarian and tyrannical elitist Globalist system, reigned by a small group of multi-billionaires, that planned already decades ago to take power over the people, to control them. That's why vaccination is needed to inject us with transgenic substances that may change our DNA…
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We Are at War
Peter Koenig | globalresearch.ca | 2021-01-06
We are at war. Yes. And I don't mean the West against the East, against Russia and China, nor the entire world against an invisible corona virus. | No. We, the common people, are at war against an ever more authoritarian …
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Kim admits North Korea struggling with economic hardships
Online News Editor | laprensalatina.com | 2021-01-06
(Update 1: Includes Kim's speech, edits throughout) By Andrés Sánchez Braun Seoul, Jan 6 (efe-epa).- North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has warned that the country was facing economic hardships as he admitted during a congress of the ruling Workers' Party that the five-year plan had fallen "way short of the set objectives." In his address …
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Environmental Capitalism and Climate Change Wars: Australia in 2000
Binoy Kampmark | counterpunch.org | 2021-01-06
The Australian was convinced. "Australia could have avoided two decades of climate change wars had the Howard government pushed ahead with its majority view of an emissions trading scheme (ETS), newly released documents reveal." Historian Chris Wallace is not as unequivocal in this assertion, but nonetheless observes in The Conversation that…
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21-year-old college student elected Mayor of Kerala Capital
Eds. | mronline.org | 2021-01-06
Ms Rajendran had won from the Mudavanmughal ward of the city corporation, bagging 2,872 votes, 549 more than the rival Congress candidate.
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Yemen, a Quagmire for Saudi Coalition and Imperialists
Azza Rojbi | globalresearch.ca | 2021-01-06
"I was still awake. I was sitting in a chair because I was afraid of the planes flying overhead and making a very loud noise. Then they dropped a bomb near us and afterwards they hit our neighbourhood with three …
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Wealth Inequality Virus Spikes During the Last Days of 2020
Rick Baum | counterpunch.org | 2021-01-06
As of December 23, the combined wealth of the ten wealthiest was needed to reach the "magic" sum of one trillion dollars. As of December 31, the combined wealth of the nine wealthiest is now more than a trillion. This change was helped by Warren Buffet's loss for the year shrinking during the last eight days of the year from $4.62 billion to $1.62 billion, and Musk's wealth increasing another $15 billion.
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Civil War, Medical Discrimination, Spy Satellites and Cyborgs! How 2021 Could Make Us Yearn for 2020
Helen Buyniski | globalresearch.ca | 2021-01-06
People everywhere are eager to bid farewell to 2020, a year in which our lives were turned upside down by power-mad elites who seized the Covid-19 pandemic as a chance to go full police state. But be careful what you …
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The war on China
Eds. | mronline.org | 2021-01-06
The propaganda surrounding COVID-19 and China's response is only the latest escalation in a long term geopolitical strategy by U.S. imperialism to destroy it. Few people on the left or the socialist movement in the imperial core have been paying attention to the historic breakup of the U.S.-China relationship.
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Democrats set to secure historic win in Georgia's senate run-offs
Peoples Dispatch | peoplesdispatch.org | 2021-01-06
While Democratic candidates leading by a significant margins over the Republican incumbents, the two seats will tilt the balance of power in the US Senate towards the Democrats…
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Chavismo back in Venezuela's National Assembly, Guaidó further weakened
Peoples Dispatch | peoplesdispatch.org | 2021-01-06
The 277 members of Venezuela's National Assembly were sworn in yesterday January 5. The body has vowed to take swift measures to address the deepening economic crisis in the country, fight back against the economic and financial blockade imposed on the country and work towards reconciliation. The swearing in of the legislators also officially put an end to Juan Guaidó's mandate as deputy, which prompted the European Union to withdraw their recognition of Guaidó as interim president.
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Venezuela: New National Assembly Takes Office as Guaido Loses EU Recognition
Manuela Solé | venezuelanalysis.com | 2021-01-06
Washington doubled down on its support for the opposition leader.
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Covid-19: Palestinians left in limbo as Israel vaccinates
Adam Khalil | middleeasteye.net | 2021-01-06
Covid-19: Palestinians left in limbo as Israel vaccinates | As Israelis tout record numbers of jabs, the occupied territories are still scrambling to obtain the coronavirus vaccine | Adam Khalil | Wed, 01/06/2021 – 12: 48 | A Palestinian youth wearing a face mask rides his bicycle past a mural painting of a nurse injecting a vaccine to a COVID-19 virus in Gaza City, on 31 December 2020 (AFP) | Israel has boasted that…
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Eldercide In The United States
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2021-01-06
Contrary to what many believe, the tens of thousands of deaths of those living in long-term care (LTC) were no inevitable biological catastrophe. Their grieving, angry family members know better: they know the conditions that prematurely deprived their loved ones of the remainder of their lives. By December, just as vaccine distribution started, nearly 110,000 residents and staffers had died. The extra deaths among our elders constitute an appalling percentage of the 1.4 million Americans who were living in nursing homes before the pandemic. These older adults were of all races, genders, ethnicities, religions, a…
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Stanford researchers developing single-dose nanoparticle Covid-19 vaccine that doesn't need cold storage
rt.com | 2021-01-06
Researchers have successfully tested a nanoparticle Covid-19 vaccine which, as yet, doesn't appear to have any of the side effects or distribution issues plaguing the current generation of vaccines in use. | The scientists at the lab of Stanford University biochemist Peter S. Kim were already working on vaccines for the likes of Ebola, HIV and pandemic influenza when the coronavirus pandemic hit, and they quickly channeled all of their efforts into fighting the new scourge. | The team has already produced and tested a promising new vaccine which could provide the solution to many of the issues frustrating glob…
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COVID-19 vaccines: Differences, costs, and challenges
Peoples Dispatch | peoplesdispatch.org | 2021-01-06
The beginning of the new year has brought with it some hope as different countries have started administering vaccinations against COVID-19. This has been the fastest development of a vaccine ever, with a number of research collaborations to make this feat possible. But many challenges also remain.
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Video: Focus on Fauci. "This is Not A Vaccine"
Sacha Stone | globalresearch.ca | 2021-01-06
Clarion Call Outlining the Crimes Against Humanity with host Sacha Stone | and guests Dr Judy Mikovits, David Martin, Robert F. Kennedy Jr and Rocco Galati. | … | TRANSCRIPT | The bombshell revelation: | " Let's make sure we are clear… This is not …
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Iran Uses Its Grip on Strait of Hormuz to Fight Back US-Imposed Sanctions
South Front | globalresearch.ca | 2021-01-06
Iran has found an original way of dealing with sanctions and limitations imposed on it by the so-called "maximum pressure" campaign launched by the Trump administration. | On January 4, the Navy of the Iranian Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps detained a …
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14 million Americans' stimulus checks are delayed through TurboTax and H&R Block
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2021-01-06
Tallahassee, FL – If you are like me, you have probably checked your bank account dozens of times throughout the day waiting for the recent round of $600 stimulus checks. | If you are like me, then you have searched online through Google for "stimulus check," "delay" or anything else that can explain the holdup of much needed financial relief. | This second round of stimulus checks is a complete insult to the millions of workers who pay way too much in taxes and yet are constantly disregarded and disrespected by the ruling class. | Just last week, in a stunning position, Donald Trump urged Congress to give Amer…
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Exit in disgrace
Tom H. Hastings | nationofchange.org | 2021-01-06
Trump has taken shame to a new low, a depth only achievable by someone with zero sense of shame and thus no behavior brakes.
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Indonesia to enforce fresh restrictions amid surge in Covid-19 cases
Online News Editor | laprensalatina.com | 2021-01-06
Jakarta, Jan 6 (efe-epa).- Indonesia on Wednesday announced fresh physical distancing measures and other restrictions for two weeks on the island of Java — the most populated in the archipelago — and Bali, a popular tourist destination, amid a surge in cases of the new coronavirus. Economic Affairs Minister Airlangga Hartarto said that between Jan. …
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Sales of Mexico's Epiphany pastry remain strong despite pandemic
Online News Editor | laprensalatina.com | 2021-01-06
By Monica Rubalcava Mexico City, Jan 6 (efe-epa).- Although sales have fallen somewhat this year due to economic uncertainty and workplace changes stemming from the coronavirus pandemic, Mexico's traditional "Rosca de Reyes" (King Cake) Epiphany pastry is still pulling in customers at bakeries nationwide. One of the master bakers tasked with serving up this traditional …
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India's Covid-19 death toll crosses 150,000
Online News Editor | laprensalatina.com | 2021-01-06
New Delhi, Jan 6 (efe-epa).- India had by Wednesday registered 150,114 deaths due to the new coronavirus since the beginning of the pandemic, including 226 within the last 24 hours, although the rate of mortalities and fresh infections has been steadily declining in the country of over 1.3 billion people. India, which has registered over …
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Aaron Good and Adam Bessie
Project Censored | projectcensored.org | 2021-01-06
In the first half of the program, scholar Aaron Good summarizes a recent article he co-authored with Peter Dale Scott about the September 9, 2001 murder of Afghan militia leader Ahmed Shah Massoud, its connection to the subsequent September 11th attacks, and the ongoing US occupation of Afghanistan. Then English professor and author Adam Bessie examines the implications of the massive change from in-person to remote instruction at community colleges, in response to the coronavirus pandemic. | Notes: | Aaron Good earned his Ph.D. from Temple University and is a history instructor in the Philadelphia area. His arti…
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Brexit: Britain leaves the EU, and workers bear the burden
G. Dunkel | workers.org | 2021-01-06
Brexit — the rupture between Britain and the European Union — was completed at midnight, Dec. 31. In a 2016 referendum, in a xenophobic, racist vote fueled by dreams of a withered and long-passed imperial glory, British voters narrowly supported a proposal to leave the European Union. Only 51.9% of . . . | Continue reading Brexit: Britain leaves the EU, and workers bear the burden at Workers.org
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"This Is Voter Suppression"
Latosha Brown | zcomm.org | 2021-01-06
198,000 Georgia Residents Were Illegally Purged from Voter Rolls…
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Chomsky and Prashad: Three major threats to life on Earth that we must address in 2021
Noam Chomsky | mronline.org | 2021-01-06
Large parts of the world–outside of China and a few other countries–face a runaway virus, which has not been stopped because of criminal incompetence by governments.
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Chomsky and Prashad: Three major threats to life on earth that we must address in 2021
Noam Chomsky | peoplesdispatch.org | 2021-01-06
Large parts of the world–outside of China and a few other countries–face a runaway virus, which has not been stopped because of criminal incompetence by governments. That these governments in wealthy countries cynically set aside the basic scientific protocols released by the World Health Organization and by scientific organizations reveals their malicious practice. Anything less than focused attention to managing the virus by testing, contact tracing, and isolation–and if this does not suffice, then…
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Iowa Farm Bankruptcies Continue To Rise, Despite Aid
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2021-01-06
There were 27 farm bankruptcies in Iowa in 2019 — more than double the 13 bankruptcies in 2018, the American Farm Bureau Federation reported. This was despite the $1.58 billion the federal government paid Iowa farmers in Market Facilitation Program payments to ease losses because of the trade dispute with China. | Later this month, we'll know how many Iowa farms went bankrupt in 2020, but Iowa State University economics professor and crop markets specialist Chad Hart said to expect another increase. | "The government has provided a lot of short-term funding to help farmers get through the year," Hart said,…
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[Research Paper] Local measures enable COVID-19 containment with fewer restrictions due to cooperative effects
Philip Bittihn, Lukas Hupe, Jonas Isensee, Ramin Golestanian | thelancet.com | 2021-01-06
The leakiness, i.e. the proportion of cross-regional contacts, and the regional structure itself were crucial parameters for the performance of the regional strategy. Therefore, regional strategies could offer an adaptive way to contain the epidemic with fewer overall restrictions, if cross-regional infections can be kept below the critical level, which could be achieved without affecting local socioeconomic freedom. Maintaining general hygiene and contact tracing, testing should be intensified to ensure regional measures can be initiated at low infection thresholds, preventing the spread of the disease to other…
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[Research Paper] Descriptive epidemiology of SARS-CoV-2 infection in Karnataka state, South India: Transmission dynamics of symptomatic vs. asymptomatic infections
Narendra Kumar, Shafeeq K. Shahul Hameed, Giridhara R. Babu, Manjunatha M. Venkataswamy, Prameela Dinesh, Prakash Kumar BG, Daisy A. John, Anita Desai, Vasanthapuram Ravi | thelancet.com | 2021-01-06
Our findings indicate that both asymptomatic and symptomatic SARS-CoV-2 cases transmit the infection, although symptomatic cases were the main driving force within the state during the beginning of the pandemic. Considering the large proportion of asymptomatic cases, their ability to spread infection cannot be overlooked. Notwithstanding the limitations and bias in identifying asymptomatic cases, the findings have major implications for testing policies. Active search, early testing and treatment of symptomatic elderly patients with comorbidities should be prioritized for containing the spread of COVID-19 and red…
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'An unwanted prison sentence' for seafarers stuck at home and stranded at sea
news.un.org | 2021-01-06
Hundreds of thousands of seafarers have been on board for many months longer than planned, stranded at sea due to COVID-19 travel restrictions. Six months after the problem was first revealed, many of them are still struggling to cope with the ongoing uncertainty.
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Radiofrequency treatment offers hope for Covid-19 patients in Peru
Online News Editor | laprensalatina.com | 2021-01-06
By Fernando Gimeno Lima, Jan 6 (efe-epa).- Radiofrequency is showing unexpected promise in the treatment of Covid-19 patients in Peru, helping with the recovery of people who have suffered collapsed lungs as a result of that potentially fatal respiratory disease. Already used as a cancer therapy, the technique has demonstrated an ability to drain fluid, …
laprensalatina.com/radiofrequency-treatm…

Record Covid infection numbers in Japan ahead of state of emergency
Online News Editor | laprensalatina.com | 2021-01-06
Tokyo, Jan 6 (efe-epa).- Japan reported more than 5,000 new daily Covid-19 infections for the first time on Wednesday, the majority of which were in Tokyo, which is also seeing record levels of infections. The central government is finalizing the declaration of a new state of health emergency amid the spiralling contagion. The number of …
laprensalatina.com/record-covid-infectio…

Neil Ferguson: UK's Covid situation is 'bleak' as control measures may not work
imperial.ac.uk | 2021-01-06
Imperial's Professor Neil Ferguson says the UK's Covid situation is 'bleak' as existing control measures may not contain the new variant of the virus.
imperial.ac.uk/news/211933/neil-ferguson-uks-covid-situation-bleak

It wasn't 2020, it was the ruling class trying to kill you
Eds. | mronline.org | 2021-01-06
Reflections on COVID-19, capitalism, empire, and the worst year ever from the Hood Communist editorial staff.
mronline.org/2021/01/06/it-wasnt-2020-it…

Advocates demand action as largest women's prison experiences COVID-19 outbreak
| workers.org | 2021-01-06
The following press release was issued Jan. 5 by the California Coalition for Women Prisoners CHOWCHILLA, Calif. There is a life-threatening massive outbreak of COVID-19 at the Central California Women's Facility, California's largest women's prison. In the past two weeks, there have been 500 new COVID-19 cases, representing 25% . . . | Continue reading Advocates demand action as largest women's prison experiences COVID-19 outbreak at Workers.org
workers.org/2021/01/53611/?utm_source=rs…

COVID-19 and Induced Insanity in the UK, the Global Lab Rat
Dr. David Halpin | globalresearch.ca | 2021-01-06
There were several events typical of predictive programming. | The World Economic Forum October 21st 2020 meeting and the Great Reset was one (1). | Here in Britain the orchestration of central, NHS and local responses to a respiratory disease suggested …
globalresearch.ca/covid-19-induced-insan…

Chicago teachers confronting serious health risks refuse to work in-person
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2021-01-06
Chicago, IL – Thousands of rank-and-file educators, clinicians and support staff want the right to continue working remotely because they or a family member are at higher risk of illness and death should they contract COVID-19. Chicago Public Schools' response has been to refuse to allow educators to ask for an accommodation if family members at risk and to deny members with serious personal health risks like brain cancer the right to work remotely. | Half of the pre-K and special education cluster teachers in elementary and high schools scheduled to start teaching from school buildings refused to work in-person…
www.fightbacknews.org/2021/1/6/chicago-t…

The COVID-19 RT-PCR Test: How to Mislead All Humanity. Using a "Test" To Lock Down Society
Dr. Pascal Sacré | globalresearch.ca | 2021-01-06
The misuse of the RT-PCR technique is used as an intentional strategy by some governments, supported by scientific safety councils and by the dominant media, to justify the violation of a large number of constitutional rights, the destruction of the economy with the bankruptcy of entire active sectors of society,…
globalresearch.ca/covid-19-rt-pcr-how-to…

Greece: From A Covid Coup To A Covid Junta
Evans Aggelissopoulos | globalresearch.ca | 2021-01-06
In the end, only a Grand Coalition of all Covidian parties will become inevitable, either as a consequence of a rebellion or prior to one… | The Greek government is trying to excel in its imposition of totalitarian rules for a …
globalresearch.ca/greece-from-a-covid-co…

Is Forever Mass-Vaxxing the "New Abnormal"?
Stephen Lendman | globalresearch.ca | 2021-01-06
You've been diabolically lied to and deceived by a tyranny-supporting troika of Western regimes, Big Pharma, and their media press agents. | Covid is seasonal flu/influenza by another name, worlds apart from how it's portrayed. [That assessment is broadly confirmed by …
globalresearch.ca/is-forever-mass-vaxxin…

Why is the world's richest country so unprepared?
Editor | workers.org | 2021-01-06
The big question one must ask about the COVID-19 epidemic — which as of Jan. 2 has killed more than 1,850,000 people around the globe — is "Why was the United States so unprepared?" This is a highly developed and rich country. It has more than 600 billionaires, according to . . . | Continue reading Why is the world's richest country so unprepared? at Workers.org
workers.org/2021/01/53604/?utm_source=rs…

Three Major Threats to Life on Earth That We Must Address in 2021
Noam Chomsky | zcomm.org | 2021-01-06
Global problems of this scale require global cooperation…
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Three Major Threats to Life on Earth That We Must Address in 2021
Noam Chomsky — Vijay Prashad | counterpunch.org | 2021-01-06
A scientific paper published in 2018 came with a startling headline: "Most atolls will be uninhabitable by the mid-21st century because of sea-level rise exacerbating wave-driven flooding." The authors found that atolls from the Seychelles to the Marshall Islands are liable to vanish. A 2019 United Nations (UN) report estimated that 1 million animal and plant species are threatened with extinction. Add to this the catastrophic wildfires and the severe bleaching of the coral reefs and it is clear that we no longer need to linger over clichés about one thing or another being a canary in the coal mine of climate cat…
counterpunch.org/2021/01/06/three-major-…

WorkWeek On Labor & The Threat Of A Coup & Fascism, Racism At CCSF & Julian Assange
WorkWeek | indybay.org | 2021-01-06
WorkWeek looks at the threat of a coup and also the role of labor with the David Van Deusen. His Vermont Labor AFL-CIO had called for a general strike to prevent a coup. WorkWeek also looks at the systemic racism in San Francisco and an action at the British Consulate in San Francisco to demand the freedom of journalist Julian Assange.
indybay.org/newsitems/2021/01/06/1883923…

WorkWeek On Labor & The Threat Of A Coup & Fascism, Racism At CCSF & Julian Assange
WorkWeek | indybay.org | 2021-01-06
WorkWeek looks at the threat of a coup and also the role of labor with the David Van Deusen. His Vermont Labor AFL-CIO had called for a general strike to prevent a coup. WorkWeek also looks at the systemic racism in San Francisco and an action at the British Consulate in San Francisco to demand the freedom of journalist Julian Assange.
indybay.org/newsitems/2021/01/06/1883923…

Assange decision welcome but sullied by legal chicanery
Pip Hinman | greenleft.org.au | 2021-01-06
The ruling that Julian Assange cannot be extradited to the United States is welcome, but it comes after the charade in which British authorities held an unconvicted person in a top security prison and made his defence as difficult as possible, argues Stuart Rees.
greenleft.org.au/content/assange-decisio…

Assange decision welcome but sullied by legal chicanery
Pip Hinman | greenleft.org.au | 2021-01-06
The British judge's ruling that Julian Assange cannot be extradited to the United States is welcome, but it comes after the charade, called justice, in which British authorities have held an unconvicted person in a top security prison and made his defence as difficult as possible.
greenleft.org.au/content/assange-decisio…

UN human rights expert 'cautiously' welcomes UK court's refusal to extradite Julian Assange
news.un.org | 2021-01-06
An independent UN human rights expert has welcomed a British court's refusal to extradite Wikileaks founder Julian Assange to the United States on the basis that he would be exposed to oppressive conditions of imprisonment.
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The Empire is Not Done with Julian Assange
Chris Hedges | zcomm.org | 2021-01-06
As is clear from the memoir of one of his attorneys, Michael Ratner, the ends have always justified the means for those demanding his global persecution…
zcomm.org/znetarticle/the-empire-is-not-…

Journalists, Activists Condemn UK Decision to Keep Assange Locked Up without Charge
Alan Macleod | mintpressnews.com | 2021-01-06
"To us, that is nothing more than a pretext to keep him detained. This seems unnecessarily punitive and adding insult to injury after the 10 years of hell that he has endured" — Rebecca Vincent, Reporters Without Borders…
mintpressnews.com/journalists-activists-…

Chris Hedges: The Empire is not done with Julian Assange
Eds. | mronline.org | 2021-01-06
As is clear from the memoir of one of his attorneys, Michael Ratner, the ends have always justified the means for those demanding his global persecution.
mronline.org/2021/01/06/chris-hedges-the…

New House Foreign Affairs chair backs resuming US aid to Palestinians
MEE staff | middleeasteye.net | 2021-01-06
New House Foreign Affairs chair backs resuming US aid to Palestinians | Representative Gregory Meeks backs resumption of humanitarian aid to Palestinians, but will not support calls to condition US military aid to Israel | MEE staff | Wed, 01/06/2021 – 17: 11 | Representative Gregory Meeks is first Black American to lead House Foreign Affairs Committee (Reuters/File photo) | The new chairman of the House Foreign Affairs C…
www.middleeasteye.net/news/new-house-for…

Deadly car bomb attacks 'tragic reminder' of price civilians pay in Syria
news.un.org | 2021-01-06
The killing of civilians in separate car bomb attacks in northern Syria on Saturday has been condemned by top UN humanitarian officials for the country.
news.un.org/feed/view/en/story/2021/01/1…

Activists ask UK government to ensure safety for migrants crossing English Channel
Peoples Dispatch | peoplesdispatch.org | 2021-01-06
According to reports, 8,400 migrants risked their lives crossing the English Channel to reach the UK in 2020, four times the number recorded in 2019…
peoplesdispatch.org/2021/01/06/activists…

Palestinian activist Issa Amro defiant over 'baseless' conviction by Israeli court
Akram Al-Waara | middleeasteye.net | 2021-01-06
Palestinian activist Issa Amro defiant over 'baseless' conviction by Israeli court | An Israeli military court convicted Amro on charges dating back to 2010, which the activist says is an attempt to silence all resistance against the occupation | Akram Al-Waara | Wed, 01/06/2021 – 14: 47 | Palestinian activist Issa Amro speaks to journalists after he was released on bail by a Palestinian court, in the West Bank…
www.middleeasteye.net/news/palestine-isr…

You don't want to imagine an ocean without coral reefs–but you might have to
Vijay Prashad | mronline.org | 2021-01-06
The reefs will die. That seems certain. The UNEP report will not circulate. That seems equally certain. The Marshall Islands and Rwanda will file their updates. That has already happened. Meanwhile, the United States and its allies will sit on the sidelines, expanding fracking with a "who cares" attitude.
mronline.org/2021/01/06/you-dont-want-to…

40% Of Chicago Teachers And Staff Didn't Report To Schools As Ordered
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2021-01-06
About 40% of Chicago Public Schools teachers and staff who were expected to report to schools Monday for the first time during the pandemic didn't show up for in-person work, officials said Tuesday, accusing the Chicago Teachers Union of pressuring its members to defy the district's orders. | In all, about half of teachers and three-quarters of school-based support staff in preschool and special education cluster programs returned to classrooms as expected, accounting for 60% of those 4,400 employees scheduled to go back to specific schools, the district announced. Officials didn't immediately provide data on ano…
popularresistance.org/40-of-chicago-teac…

Lessons from a decade of student activism in the UK
Hector Rios-Jara | zcomm.org | 2021-01-06
The pandemic has exposed the disgraceful failures of market reforms in the British higher education sector. But the resistance of students continues…
zcomm.org/znetarticle/lessons-from-a-dec…

Turkish government sets minimum wage at hunger level
wsws.org | 2021-01-06
While big business rakes in billions in profits during the pandemic, the Erdogan government has slashed living standards, with millions left unemployed.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2021/01/06/turk…

A whole CLP executive committee has quit over the ongoing Labour purge
Steve Topple | thecanary.co | 2021-01-06
The growing purge of Labour Party members has been continuing. But in one Constituency Labour Party (CLP), the situation has gone further. Because after the party machinery suspended its chair — the whole executive committee resigned. | CLP: 'current Labour purge': | reporting on the growing number of people the party machinery is suspending. In the south west, it has
thecanary.co/exclusive/2021/01/06/a-whol…

How the System Kept Failing the Only Woman on Federal Death Row
Victoria Law | thenation.com | 2021-01-06
How the System Kept Failing the Only Woman on Federal Death Row…
thenation.com/article/society/lisa-montg…

Adding to the Fire
Colleen Quinn | thenation.com | 2021-01-06
Adding to the Fire…
thenation.com/article/politics/adding-to…

The Ethical Commitment to Be a Punk
Samuel Zipp | thenation.com | 2021-01-06
The Ethical Commitment to Be a Punk…
thenation.com/article/culture/kevin-matt…

[Research Paper] Mifepristone followed by misoprostol compared with placebo followed by misoprostol as medical treatment for early pregnancy loss (the Triple M trial): A double-blind placebo-controlled randomised trial
Charlotte Hamel, Sjors Coppus, Joyce van den Berg, Esther Hink, Jacoba van Seeters, Paul van Kesteren, Ashley Merién, Bas Torrenga, Rafli van de Laar, Josien Terwisscha van Scheltinga, Ingrid Gaugler-Senden, Peppino Graziosi, Minouche van Rumste, Ewka Nelissen, Frank Vandenbussche, Marcus Snijders | thelancet.com | 2021-01-06
Pre-treatment with mifepristone prior to misoprostol was more effective than misoprostol alone in managing EPL.
thelancet.com/journals/eclinm/article/PI…(20)30460-0/fulltext?rss=yes

[Research Paper] Global, regional, and national dengue burden from 1990 to 2017: A systematic analysis based on the global burden of disease study 2017
Zhilin Zeng, Juan Zhan, Liyuan Chen, Huilong Chen, Sheng Cheng | thelancet.com | 2021-01-06
Dengue is a major public health challenge worldwide. While there is remarkable international variation in its incidence, the dengue burden is increasing globally. The results of this study could be useful for policy makers to implement cost-effective interventions and reduce the dengue burden, particularly in countries with high incidence or increasing burden.
thelancet.com/journals/eclinm/article/PI…(20)30456-9/fulltext?rss=yes

The association between physician staff numbers and mortality in English hospitals
Philip.R Harvey, Nigel.J Trudgill | thelancet.com | 2021-01-06
Acute hospital providers with fewer beds per medical staff of all grades are associated with lower than expected mortality.
thelancet.com/journals/eclinm/article/PI…(20)30453-3/fulltext?rss=yes

Tuesday 1/5: Stop the Sweeps in Watsonville
Stop the Sweeps | indybay.org | 2021-01-06
Linear Park | 100 E Front St., Watsonville…
indybay.org/newsitems/2021/01/04/1883919…

Google Workers Form Union
Brett Wilkins | indybay.org | 2021-01-06
Google workers have formed a union to promote solidarity, democracy, and social and economic justice. Reprinted here from Common Dreams under Creative Commons License. Photo by Ruth Robertson.
indybay.org/newsitems/2021/01/05/1883920…

Wednesday 1/6: Protest to Stop the Sweeps
Stop the Sweeps | indybay.org | 2021-01-06
Town Clock, Pacific Ave and Water St, Santa Cruz…
indybay.org/newsitems/2021/01/05/1883921…

Wednesday 1/6: Protest to Stop the Sweeps
Stop the Sweeps | indybay.org | 2021-01-06
Town Clock, Pacific Ave and Water St, Santa Cruz…
indybay.org/newsitems/2021/01/05/1883921…

Saturday 1/23: This is an Emergency: Divest From Animal Agriculture
Direct Action Everywhere | indybay.org | 2021-01-06
Berkeley, California…
indybay.org/newsitems/2021/01/05/1883921…

Sunday 1/10: Community Park Clean Up
Direct Action Everywhere | indybay.org | 2021-01-06
Lincoln Way & 9th Ave San Francisco, CA 94122…
indybay.org/newsitems/2021/01/05/1883922…

Wednesday 1/6: MAGA Insurrectionists Have Violently Breeched Capitol in DC, Caravan Counter-Protest in SF
Refuse Fascism | indybay.org | 2021-01-06
In front of San Francisco City Hall, Polk St. side | Press conference for about 15 to 30 minutes then caravan takes off on a route that may last as long as 2 hours.
indybay.org/newsitems/2021/01/06/1883923…

Saturday 2/13: Root Division Presents: Diasporic Futurism Part II: The Future Futures
Renée Rhodes | indybay.org | 2021-01-06
Virtual Reception and Viewing: rootdivisiontalk.wpcomstaging.com/ | In-person viewings by appointment only: | 1131 Mission St. San Francisco, CA 94103…
indybay.org/newsitems/2021/01/04/1883919…

White House Announces Puerto Rico Disaster Rebuilding Aid
Zach Conti | indybay.org | 2021-01-06
Washington DC — The White House announced a $3.7 billion disaster grant for Puerto Rico to rebuild reservoirs, dams and wastewater facilities.
indybay.org/newsitems/2021/01/06/1883923…

Sunday 1/10: Community Park Clean Up
Direct Action Everywhere | indybay.org | 2021-01-06
Lincoln Way & 9th Ave San Francisco, CA 94122…
indybay.org/newsitems/2021/01/05/1883922…

Wednesday 1/6: Cancel Rent: On The Frontline of Evictions & The Economy Town Hall
The Frontline, United We Dream, M4BL, WPF | indybay.org | 2021-01-06
Online/virtual town hall…
indybay.org/newsitems/2021/01/05/1883921…

Tuesday 1/5: Stop the Sweeps in Watsonville
Stop the Sweeps | indybay.org | 2021-01-06
Linear Park | 100 E Front St., Watsonville…
indybay.org/newsitems/2021/01/04/1883919…

Wednesday 1/6: MAGA Insurrectionists Have Violently Breeched Capitol in DC, Caravan Counter-Protest in SF
Refuse Fascism | indybay.org | 2021-01-06
In front of San Francisco City Hall, Polk St. side | Press conference for about 15 to 30 minutes then caravan takes off on a route that may last as long as 2 hours.
indybay.org/newsitems/2021/01/06/1883923…

Saturday 1/23: This is an Emergency: Divest From Animal Agriculture
Direct Action Everywhere | indybay.org | 2021-01-06
Berkeley, California…
indybay.org/newsitems/2021/01/05/1883921…

Sudan signs agreement normalising ties with Israel
MEE and agencies | middleeasteye.net | 2021-01-06
Sudan signs agreement normalising ties with Israel | The Abraham Accords were signed as US treasury secretary inked a deal with Khartoum to access $1bn in financing from the World Bank | MEE and agencies | Wed, 01/06/2021 – 15: 36 | US treasury secretary Steven Mnuchin with Sudanese Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok during a visit to Khartoum (Supplied) | Sudan signed the Abraham Accords with the United States o…
www.middleeasteye.net/news/sudan-us-isra…

Arabic press review: Regional media reacts to end of Qatar blockade
Mohammad Ayesh | middleeasteye.net | 2021-01-06
Arabic press review: Regional media reacts to end of Qatar blockade | How has Middle East media interpreted Tuesday's deal ending Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Egypt and the UAE's embargo on Doha? | Mohammad Ayesh | Wed, 01/06/2021 – 12: 01 | GCC secretary general Abdullatif al-Zayani and Bahraini diplomat Hamad Al-Amer, right, at a press conference in 2013 (AFP) | Bahraini diplomat attacks Gulf reconciliation:…
www.middleeasteye.net/news/qatar-blockad…

In 2021, Let's Ring A Global Alarm On Inequality That Everyone Can Hear
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2021-01-06
Remember that old joke they used to tell — and maybe still do — in luxury retail circles? The customer, precious product in hand, walks over to a haughty sales clerk at a high-end emporium and timidly asks: "How much does this cost." | "If you have to ask," the sales clerk smiles back, "you can't afford it." | How much more unequal have we become in 2020? This question demands that we turn that old joke inside-out: We have to ask because we can't afford not to know. And we can't afford not to know because inequality is killing us. We have to know exactly what we're facing. | And what we're facing, the…
popularresistance.org/in-2021-lets-ring-…

Free Grocery Store Opens In District With High Number Of Poor Students
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2021-01-06
This month, the principal of Linda Tutt High School in the small town of Sanger, Texas, said he was approached by an eighth grader eager to share that he had bought a three-in-one men's shampoo, conditioner and body wash. | "The first thing he did was he said: 'Hey. Look in my hair,'" the principal, Anthony Love, recalled in an interview Tuesday. | "And so I looked at it, and it looked clean," Love said. "But he was excited about it because it was the first time he's ever had his own shampoo." | The student, who lives with his mother and sister, said he had avoided using their shampoo because of the smell, Love s…
popularresistance.org/free-grocery-store…

Vons, Pavilions To Fire 'Essential Workers'
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2021-01-06
When Dylan's grocery delivery arrived a few days before New Years, it came with some bad news. The delivery driver who brought his groceries from Vons mentioned that drivers across the state are getting fired by Vons, Pavilions, and other California stores owned by Albertsons Companies in late February. Stores will instead turn to a third-party delivery service using independent contractors. | "I was disturbed and disappointed that Vons would eliminate these jobs. I felt like they were the only remaining company that treated delivery drivers ethically but no longer," said Dylan. | After publication, an Albertsons…
popularresistance.org/vons-pavilions-to-…

Wall Street Mega-Landlord Blackstone Prepares to Reap the Spoils of Another Crisis
Nick Corbishley | zcomm.org | 2021-01-06
Blackstone was a big winner of the last crisis. Now, it hopes to repeat the feat, albeit using a somewhat different playbook…
zcomm.org/znetarticle/wall-street-mega-l…

The Onus Is Now on the SC to Protect Constitutional Rights to Privacy and Free Choice
Badri Raina | zcomm.org | 2021-01-06
While the apex court on January 6 will take up pleas for anti-conversion laws, two views of citizen's rights will be in direct contention — one propagated by the right-wing and the other enshrined in the constitution…
zcomm.org/znetarticle/the-onus-is-now-on…

Security Culture and a New Day in Portland
Saskia Hostetler Lippy | zcomm.org | 2021-01-06
For there to be true peace we need an end to secrecy, to toxic security culture, to violence. Come out of the shadows and let's speak face to face, as humans do…
zcomm.org/znetarticle/security-culture-a…

What to Expect in 2021: Madness, Mayhem, Manipulation and More Tyranny
John W. Whitehead | dissidentvoice.org | 2021-01-06
Twelve voices were shouting in anger, and they were all alike. No question, now, what had happened to the faces of the pigs. The creatures outside looked from pig to man, and from man to pig, and from pig to man again; but already it was impossible to say which was which. ‚Äï George Orwell, …
dissidentvoice.org/2021/01/what-to-expec…

What to Expect in 2021: Madness, Mayhem, Manipulation and More Tyranny
John W. Whitehead | globalresearch.ca | 2021-01-06
"Twelve voices were shouting in anger, and they were all alike. No question, now, what had happened to the faces of the pigs. The creatures outside looked from pig to man, and from man to pig, and from pig to …
globalresearch.ca/what-to-expect-in-2021…

People are outraged at Keir Starmer's lockdown response
Jasmine Norden | thecanary.co | 2021-01-06
Members of the public have expressed their frustration with Keir Starmer's failure to advocate for increased safety net measures in the new lockdown. | On the evening of 4 January, the Labour leader appeared on BBC News and was asked whether Labour thought there was a "notable absence" from the government's lockdown measures. Starmer replied: Not an absence. I think the most important thing is the messaging about 'stay at home' and going back to the spirit of March, because a lot is now going to depend on the willingness of people to comply, and…
thecanary.co/trending/2021/01/06/people-…

Syrian air defenses respond to 'Israeli aggression' around Damascus (VIDEOS)
rt.com | 2021-01-06
Syria's air defenses were activated to repel an Israeli rocket attack near a town south of Damascus, Syrian state media reported, sharing footage of the assault in progress. | The strikes came early on Thursday morning in the area around the Syrian capital, according to the Syrian Arab News Agency, reportedly targeting military sites near the town of al-Kisweh, located some 18 miles (30km) south of Damascus. | "At exactly 11: 10pm, the Israeli enemy carried out an air aggression through bursts of missiles from the direction of the occupied Syrian Golan on some targets in the southern region," a military source…
rt.com/news/511749-syria-israel-rockets-…

Security Council has critical role in addressing fragility and conflict: UN chief
news.un.org | 2021-01-06
UN Secretary-General António Guterres has underlined the critical role of the Security Council in addressing links between fragility and conflict, two of the greatest obstacles to achieving sustainable development across the world.
news.un.org/feed/view/en/story/2021/01/1…

FROM THE FIELD: Port explosion which 'burnt hearts' of Beirut residents
news.un.org | 2021-01-06
Five months on from the devastating port explosion that killed over 200 people, and injured thousands more, the UN has invited Beirut residents to share their hopes and fears for the future of the city, and for Lebanon, which remains in crisis.
news.un.org/feed/view/en/story/2021/01/1…

UN chief welcomes declaration on resolving the 'Gulf rift'
news.un.org | 2021-01-06
The United Nations Secretary-General has welcomed the al Ula declaration on "solidarity and stability", announced at the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) Summit on Tuesday, aimed at strengthening peace and prosperity in the region.
news.un.org/feed/view/en/story/2021/01/1…

The Heat: What Brexit deal means for the United Kingdom
Anand Naidoo | america.cgtn.com | 2021-01-06
After 48 years together, the United Kingdom and the European Union are officially apart. So how's it going so far?
america.cgtn.com/2021/01/06/the-heat-wha…

Indonesia's Merapi volcano expels rivers of incandescent lava
Online News Editor | laprensalatina.com | 2021-01-06
Jakarta, Jan 6 (efe-epa).- The Mount Merapi volcano, located in the central region of the Indonesian island of Java, expelled rivers of incandescent lava late Tuesday and recorded an increase in activity that has prompted local authorities to raise the volcano's alert level. The eruption, accompanied by small earthquakes lasting more than two minutes, caused …
laprensalatina.com/indonesias-merapi-vol…

YouTube blocks rap video in Thailand referencing the monarchy
Online News Editor | laprensalatina.com | 2021-01-06
Bangkok, Jan 6 (efe-epa).- YouTube on Wednesday had blocked the music video of a song by the Thai group Rap Against Dictatorship in Thailand. The song has references to the monarchy, which is protected by the country's laws with harsh jail sentences. "We're still confused why (our music video) was hidden, since the government agencies …
laprensalatina.com/youtube-blocks-rap-vi…

Powerful in Americas following "stay home" orders by going on vacation
Online News Editor | laprensalatina.com | 2021-01-06
By Claudia Polanco Yermanos International Desk, Jan 6 (efe-epa).- Although numerous politicians, famous people and opinion leaders across the Americas in 2020 promoted "staying at home" in speeches and on the social networks, some of them now are relaxing that stance to go on vacation, despite the fact that the Western Hemisphere is in the …
laprensalatina.com/powerful-in-americas-…

Kim Jong-un calls for better self-reliance at start of N Korean congress
Online News Editor | laprensalatina.com | 2021-01-06
Seoul, Jan 6 (efe-epa).- North Korean leader Kim Jong-un said Tuesday at the beginning of the country's congress that strengthening its own capacities is the way to overcome economic "difficulties" facing the impoverished nation, state media reported. In an unusual gesture for the regime, Kim said in a speech published by KCNA agency and the …
laprensalatina.com/kim-jong-un-calls-for…

Hong Kong police arrests dozens of opposition politicians, activists
Online News Editor | laprensalatina.com | 2021-01-06
Beijing, Jan 6 (efe-epa) — Hong Kong's police on Wednesday arrested several pro-democracy lawmakers and and dozens of other politicians and activists for their alleged violation of the contentious national security law, public broadcaster RHTK reported. Many of the opposition politicians, including several former lawmakers, were arrested for their participation in primaries in July ahead …
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Hazaras protest in Pakistan over killing of 11 miners of the community
Online News Editor | laprensalatina.com | 2021-01-06
Islamabad, Jan 6 (efe-epa).- Thousands of members of Pakistan's minority Hazara Shia community on Wednesday continued their protests for the fourth consecutive day demanding justice over the killing of 11 members of the community in southwestern parts of the country on Sunday, claimed by the Islamic State terror group. Around 4,500 protesters have blocked a …
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Dossier no. 36: Twilight: The erosion of U.S. control and the multipolar future
The Tricontinental | mronline.org | 2021-01-06
If there was one revolution that marked the beginning of the end of the colonial epoch and that inaugurated a new worker-led civilisation, it was the Haitian Revolution of 1804. Enslaved Africans defeated the four major European powers of the day, won their freedom, and declared an independent republic.
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Trade union coalition in Sudan launches campaign to dissolve government-backed militia
Pavan Kulkarni | peoplesdispatch.org | 2021-01-06
The Sudanese Professionals Association launched the campaign following the torture and killing of a young activist, Bahaeldin Nouri, who was abducted by the intelligence wing of the government-backed Rapid Support Forces on December 21…
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Saying goodbye to the con-man-in-chief
Tom Engelhardt | nationofchange.org | 2021-01-06
It's going to be quite a task in a world that needs so much else just to demine the American system after he leaves the White House.
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A tale of two classes
Monica Moorehead | workers.org | 2021-01-06
The second stimulus package finally passed in both houses of Congress Dec. 27, accompanied by much controversy. It woefully fails to provide any meaningful support for the millions of workers and their families teetering on the edge of economic disaster. Dec. 27 protest, Brooklyn, N.Y. The bill was delayed for . . . | Continue reading A tale of two classes at Workers.org
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NYC politician's 'Working Group' backs privatizing Fulton Houses over tenant objections
Paul Wilcox and Joyce Chediac | liberationnews.org | 2021-01-06
Tenant organizers at the Fulton New York City Housing Authority complex have been fighting privatization plans for 18 months.
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Former police officer charged with falsifying arrest report
Andrew Emett | nationofchange.org | 2021-01-06
"The La Mesa Police Department holds each and every member of the Department to the highest standards of integrity in order to protect and serve our community and keep its trust."
nationofchange.org/2021/01/06/former-pol…

EMERGENCY TWITTER/PHONE CALL ALERT! Alabama prison hunger striker beaten
Devin C | workers.org | 2021-01-06
On the morning of Jan. 4, a prisoner participating in the #Alabama11 hunger strike was beaten and bloodied by a guard, Officer Landrum, at the instructions of Sgt. Williams, for his participation in the hunger strike. The prisoner's name is Ronnie Miller, #244648. He is out of the infirmary, but . . . | Continue reading EMERGENCY TWITTER/PHONE CALL ALERT! Alabama prison hunger striker beaten at Workers.org
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The Republican party and victimhood as ideology
Robert Freeman | nationofchange.org | 2021-01-06
They are victims of themselves for having backed decades of Republican economic policies explicitly designed to shift vast amounts of national income and wealth to those who were already the most-wealthy.
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'We Structure the Market to Create Inequality'
Fairness & Accuracy In Reporting | fair.org | 2021-01-06
Janine Jackson interviewed CEPR's Dean Baker about trickle-down economics for the December 25, 2020, episode of CounterSpin. This is a lightly edited transcript. CBS ( 12/17/20) | Janine Jackson: A recent rash of headlines announced, à la CBS News, "Fifty Years of Tax Cuts for the Rich Failed to Trickle Down, Economic Study Says." There is, i…
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Once Upon a River: A Native American girl wanders the waterways
wsws.org | 2021-01-06
The movie follows a Native American teenager through various trials and tribulations. Set in western Michigan in the 1970s, Once Upon a River recounts the adolescent's supposed emotional education.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2021/01/06/rive…

'Miscarriage of justice': No charges against white Kenosha officer who shot & paralyzed Jacob Blake
Amy Goodman and Juan Gonzalez | nationofchange.org | 2021-01-06
"In this situation, again, we see a miscarriage of justice."
nationofchange.org/2021/01/06/miscarriag…

Ecuador: Court Lifts Ex-President Bucaram's House Arrest
telesurenglish.net | 2021-01-06
Guayas' Court on Tuesday lifted the house arrest imposed on ex-President Abdala Bucaram (1996-1997) who is accused of patrimonial object trafficking, illegal possession of weapons, among other criminal charges. | RELATED: | Ecuador: Tribunal Hears a Claim Against Electoral Officials | A habeas corpus petition was filed by Bucaram who was subject to an investigation in August 2020 due to his alleged involvement in the irregular sale of medical supplies and illegal possession of pat…
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Jacob Blake's Pursuit of Justice Will Not End with the DA's Decision
Isiah Holmes | progressive.org | 2021-01-06
Kenosha officer Rusten Sheskey is not facing any charges for shooting Blake seven times in the back–but the demands for justice are far from over.
progressive.org/dispatches/jacob-blake-j…

Women's movement wins legal abortion in Argentina
Alexis Moncada | liberationnews.org | 2021-01-06
This progressive legislation makes Argentina the largest country to legalize abortion in Latin America, sending ripples throughout the continent.
liberationnews.org/womens-movement-wins-…

A tale of two classes
Monica Moorehead | workers.org | 2021-01-06
The second stimulus package finally passed in both houses of Congress Dec. 27, accompanied by much controversy. It woefully fails to provide any meaningful support for the millions of workers and their families teetering on the edge of economic disaster. Dec. 27 protest, Brooklyn, N.Y. WW Photo: Toni Arenstein The . . . | Continue reading A tale of two classes at Workers.org
workers.org/2021/01/53608/?utm_source=rs…

Quebec nurses need independent organizations of rank-and-file workers' power, not another pro-capitalist trade union
wsws.org | 2021-01-06
Outraged by their union's latest sellout agreement, some nurses have voiced support for building a new, more "militant" union.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2021/01/06/queb…

Dear Heather Cox Richardson
Michael T. Hertz | nationofchange.org | 2021-01-06
"In America, the twenty years since 2000 have seen the end game of the Reagan Revolution, begun in 1980."
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Kenosha, WI: Rally, march demands justice for Jacob Blake 1 day before DA's verdict
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2021-01-05
Kenosha, WI – Activists from multiple southeastern Wisconsin organizations gathered Monday, January 4, blocks from downtown Kenosha, to hear from Jacob Blake's family and demand justice. The gathering came together in response to the upcoming decision from Kenosha District Attorney Michael Graveley on whether Rusten Sheskey will be charged with any kind of crime. Sheskey is the officer who shot Jacob Blake in the back seven times in August, which sparked a week of protest in Kenosha and surrounding areas. | Protesters stopped along the way to hand out handwarmers to fight the cold and hear from Jacob Blake's fami…
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Kenosha, WI: Rally, march demands justice for Jacob Blake 1 day before DA's verdict
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2021-01-05
Kenosha, WI – Activists from multiple southeastern Wisconsin organizations gathered Monday, January 4, blocks from downtown Kenosha, to hear from Jacob Blake's family and demand justice. The gathering came together in response to the upcoming decision from Kenosha District Attorney Michael Graveley on whether Rusten Sheskey will be charged with any kind of crime. Sheskey is the officer who shot Jacob Blake in the back seven times in August, which sparked a week of protest in Kenosha and surrounding areas. | Protesters stopped along the way to hand out handwarmers to fight the cold and hear from Jacob Blake's fami…
www.fightbacknews.org/2021/1/5/kenosha-w…

Assange Wins. The Cost: Press Freedom Is Crushed
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2021-01-05
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 Assange's case in the spotlight, even as the US and UK corporate media worked so strenuously to keep it in darkness, are the heroes of the day. They made the price too steep for Baraitser or the British establishment to agree to lock Assange away indefinitely in the US for exposing its war crimes and its…
popularresistance.org/assange-wins-the-c…

Bolivia Suspends TSE Member who Reported Electoral Fraud to OAS
telesurenglish.net | 2021-01-05
The Plenary Hall of the Supreme Electoral Tribunal (TSE) of Bolivia has informed this Monday of the beginning of "a disciplinary process and the temporary suspension" against Rosario Baptista, a member of this entity who in November made observations to the electoral process of October 18 of this year. | RELATED: | OAS Chief Almagro's Interference in Bolivia To Be Investigated | According to the information shared by journalist Tuffi Aré, through his social networks, the measure…
telesurenglish.net/news/Bolivia-Suspends…

Proud Boys Leader Arrested for Burning BLM Banner at Black Church
Staff | truthout.org | 2021-01-05
As thousands are expected to descend on Washington, D.C., to join far right protests over the election results Wednesday, the leader of the Proud Boys hate group, Enrique Tarrio, was arrested on property destruction charges for burning a Black Lives Matter banner off a historically Black church during similar protests last month. Many churches have requested extra protection, and the Metropolitan AME Church is suing the Proud Boys. "Sadly, our nation has a very dark and sordid history of targeting historic…
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Selected Articles: Venezuela Elections: A Key Victory for Anti Imperialist Movement in Latin America
Global Research News | globalresearch.ca | 2021-01-05
Who to Believe about Venezuela's Election? US Meddling | By Rick Sterling, January 05 2021 | On election day, Sunday December 6, we visited many different elections sites. Typically, the election voting takes place at a school, with five or ten | …
globalresearch.ca/selected-articles-vene…

'Shameful Power Grab': Pennsylvania GOP State Senators Slammed for Refusing to Seat Certified Election Winner
Brett Wilkins, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2021-01-05
"Voters, not Harrisburg politicians, decided this election," asserted Gov. Tom Wolf, "and Sen. Brewster is the rightful winner." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
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Venezuela Elections: A Key Victory for Anti Imperialist Movement in Latin America
Alison Bodine | commondreams.org | 2021-01-05
Throughout Latin America, poor masses, the working class and young people are rising—in response to the deepening crisis imposed upon them by U.S. imperialist domination and neo-Liberal governments. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
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Women Engaged: No Matter Who Wins the Georgia Runoff Election, the Struggle for Justice Continues
commondreams.org | 2021-01-05
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All eyes on Georgia: What are the implications of US Senate runoffs?
Ali Harb | middleeasteye.net | 2021-01-05
All eyes on Georgia: What are the implications of US Senate runoffs? | If they win both races on Tuesday, Democrats will gain control of the Senate, boosting Biden's governing agenda | Ali Harb | Tue, 01/05/2021 – 20: 57 | Raphael Warnock (top left) is challenging Kelly Loeffler (top right), while Jon Ossoff (bottom right) takes on David Perdue in Georgia Senate runoff (AFP/File photos) | The US election season is not over…
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I Observed Venezuela's Elections Firsthand
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2021-01-05
On election day, Sunday, December 6, we began a tour of election sites. Typically, the voting takes place at a school, with five to ten classrooms designated as "mesas," and each voter goes to his or her designated mesa." | The voting process was quick and efficient, with bio-safety sanitation at each step. Voters first showed their identity cards and confirmed their identity with fingerprint recognition. Step two was to cast a ballot on a touchscreen computer and receive a paper receipt. Step three was to verify that the receipt matches the voting choice and deposit the receipt in a ballot box. Finally, voters w…
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Central African Republic: Respect final results of the election, UN and partners urge
news.un.org | 2021-01-05
Senior officials from the United Nations and regional organizations have called on all political actors in the Central African Republic (CAR) to respect the final results of the recent presidential elections, and to settle any disputes peacefully and in accordance with the country's laws.
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US Senate control up for grabs in Georgia runoffs
Online News Editor | laprensalatina.com | 2021-01-05
Washington, Jan 5 (efe-epa).- Voters in Georgia are heading to the polls on Tuesday in two pivotal Senate elections, a pair of runoff contests that will determine control of the upper chamber of the United States Congress in the first two years of President-elect Joe Biden's administration. Both outgoing President Donald Trump, a Republican, and …
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Georgia official accuses Trump of undermining faith in elections
Online News Editor | laprensalatina.com | 2021-01-05
Washington DC, Jan 5 (efe-epa).- Poll authorities in Georgia have accused outgoing President Donald Trump of "undermining" the faith of voters in the electoral system ahead of a key election in the state. One of the top election officials directed harsh criticism at the president on Monday, two days after Trump asked Georgia's Secretary of …
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Democrats ask FBI to investigate Trump for trying to manipulate poll results
Online News Editor | laprensalatina.com | 2021-01-05
Washington DC, Jan 4 (efe-epa).- Two Democratic lawmakers asked the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) on Monday to open an investigation against outgoing President Donald Trump for pressuring the top election official in Georgia to reverse the outcome of the state's elections in his favor. In a letter sent to FBI Director Christopher Wray, Ted …
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Trump repeats election fraud claims in Georgia rally for crucial Senate races
Online News Editor | laprensalatina.com | 2021-01-05
By Lucia Leal Washington, Jan 5 (efe-epa).- President Donald Trump turned a campaign rally for two critical Senate runoffs in Georgia into an act of defense as he reiterated his debunked claims of fraud in the Nov.3 presidential election and veiled threats on the peaceful transfer of power in the United States. Both Trump and …
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Venezuela Elections: A Key Victory for Anti Imperialist Movement in Latin America
Alison Bodine | globalresearch.ca | 2021-01-05
The people of Venezuela have dealt another decisive blow against U.S. domination in Latin America. On December 6, 2020, more than 6.2 million Venezuelans voted for a new National Assembly in what was Venezuela's 25 election in the 21 | …
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Video: The Darkest Winter (2020)
Derrick Broze | globalresearch.ca | 2021-01-05
This text was originally published on October 28, 2020 shortly before the US November elections. | This message is for anyone who has concerns about the upcoming U.S. elections, the potential for chaos and civil unrest, or those who fear what …
globalresearch.ca/video-the-darkest-wint…

Who to Believe about Venezuela's Election? US Meddling
Rick Sterling | globalresearch.ca | 2021-01-05
In early December I travelled to Venezuela to be an election observer at their national assembly election. I was part of a group of eight persons from Canada and US organized by CodePink. There were about two hundred international observers …
globalresearch.ca/who-to-believe-about-v…

Who to believe about Venezuela's election? Firsthand observation or PBS Newshour?
Rick Sterling | dissidentvoice.org | 2021-01-05
In early December I travelled to Venezuela to be an election observer at their national assembly election. I was part of a group of eight persons from Canada and US organized by CodePink. There were about two hundred international observers in total, including the Latin American Council of Electoral Experts. I have previously been an official …
dissidentvoice.org/2021/01/who-to-believ…

Pakistan's top court orders reconstruction of Hindu temple razed by Islamists
Online News Editor | laprensalatina.com | 2021-01-05
Islamabad, Jan 5 (efe-epa).- The Supreme Court of Pakistan on Tuesday ordered the reconstruction of a temple of the marginalized Hindu minority that had been destroyed by an Islamist mob last week, after which more than a hundred people have been arrested and 92 police officers suspended over the incident. "The Chief Justice (Gulzar Ahmed) …
laprensalatina.com/pakistans-top-court-o…

Debating Maoism in Contemporary China
Elizabeth Perry | globalresearch.ca | 2021-01-05
Xi Jinping's frequent references to Mao Zedong, along with Xi's own claims to ideological originality, have fueled debate over the significance of Maoism in the PRC today. | The discussion recalls an earlier debate, at the height of the Cold War, …
globalresearch.ca/debating-maoism-in-con…

Jerusalem's Orthodox church accused of selling off land for 'settlement belt'
Qassam Muaddi | middleeasteye.net | 2021-01-05
Jerusalem's Orthodox church accused of selling off land for 'settlement belt' | If sold, the land would connect Bethlehem-area Gilo settlement to Jerusalem, a leading Palestinian Christian grassroots group warns | Qassam Muaddi | Tue, 01/05/2021 – 15: 56 | Jerusalem's Patriarch Theophilos III leads Christmas midnight mass for the Greek Orthodox in Bethlehem on 7 January 2018 (AFP/File photo) | The Orthodox patriar…
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Jerusalem's Orthodox church accused of selling off land for 'settlement belt'
Qassam Muaddi | middleeasteye.net | 2021-01-05
Jerusalem's Orthodox church accused of selling off land for 'settlement belt' | If sold, the land would connect Bethlehem-area Gilo settlement to Jerusalem, a leading Palestinian Christian grassroots group warns | Qassam Muaddi | Tue, 01/05/2021 – 15: 56 | Jerusalem's Patriarch Theophilos III leads Christmas midnight mass for the Greek Orthodox in Bethlehem on 7 January 2018 (AFP/File photo) | The Orthodox patriar…
www.middleeasteye.net/news/new-deal-sell…

Chris Hedges: The Empire Is Not Done With Julian Assange
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2021-01-05
Shortly after WikiLeaks released the Iraq War Logs in October 2010, which documented numerous US 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 700 civilians that had approached too closely to US checkpoints — the towering civil rights attorneys Michael Ratner and Len Weinglass, who had defended Daniel Ellsberg in the Pentagon Papers case, met Julian Assange in a studio apartment in Central L…
popularresistance.org/chris-hedges-the-e…

How an Austrian and British Malthusian Brainwashed a Generation of Americans
Matthew Ehret-Kump | globalresearch.ca | 2021-01-05
The creation of false opposites has been a long-standing obstacle to human progress. | From the ancient pleasure-seeking Epicureans who argued against the logic-heavy Stoics of ancient Rome to the war of "salvation through faith vs works" that schismed western Christianity, …
globalresearch.ca/how-an-austrian-and-br…

"Every journalist should be concerned about what was said today in court. Because the political arguments provided by the United States were upheld by the British judicial system"
wsws.org | 2021-01-05
Assange's closest associates hailed the court's decision as a victory but warned that the fight to secure his freedom was far from over.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2021/01/05/cour…

One in 50 people in England has Covid-19, health chief reveals, also warning of further restrictions NEXT winter
rt.com | 2021-01-05
An average of one in 50 people in England has Covid-19, the government said on Tuesday, the country's first day of its new national lockdown in response to the rapidly spreading new virus variant driving record infection rates. | England's Chief Medical Officer Chris Whitty revealed the grim data, as he warned that the new form of the virus discovered in London and the south of England is now "taking off" across the country, saying "one in 50 is really quite a large number indeed." | The figure is equivalent to about one million people. | In London, as many as one in 30 had the virus between December 27 and Ja…
rt.com/uk/511614-uk-covid-further-restri…

Unexploded bombs at military site hinder Australian firefighters tackling enormous 'life-threatening' blaze
rt.com | 2021-01-05
Firefighters in Western Australia are being prevented from reaching at-risk homes due to unexploded bombs buried in the ground, as they tackle a huge blaze that has ripped through more than 9,000 hectares of land since Saturday. | The fire is located near the town of Lancelin, some 160km north of Perth, and is advancing at a pace of about 3.5km an hour towards the mainland settlement of Wedge Island, where a bombing range contains explosives buried underground. | The Department of Fire & Emergency Services (DFES) told local residents on Tuesday to "act immediately to survive" and ordered them to evacuate the a…
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My Recent Experience with Immigration Control Tyranny
Jacob Hornberger | counterpunch.org | 2021-01-05
Over Christmas, I visited my hometown of Laredo, Texas, which is situated on the U.S.-Mexico border. As I was leaving the city and driving north on IH35 toward San Antonio, I was reminded of the tyranny that comes with a system of immigration controls. The tyranny came in the form of a domestic–i.e., inside the…
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"It's not as bad as Iwo Jima, I suppose": The Julian Assange Extradition Verdict
Dr. Binoy Kampmark | globalresearch.ca | 2021-01-05
The barrister-brewed humour of Edward Fitzgerald QC, one of the solid and stout figures defending a certain Julian Assange of WikiLeaks at the Old Bailey in London, was understandable. Time had worn and wearied the parties, none more so than …
globalresearch.ca/its-not-as-bad-as-iwo-…

The Julian Assange Extradition Verdict
Dr. Binoy Kampmark | globalresearch.ca | 2021-01-05
The barrister-brewed humour of Edward Fitzgerald QC, one of the solid and stout figures defending a certain Julian Assange of WikiLeaks at the Old Bailey in London, was understandable. Time had worn and wearied the parties, none more so than …
globalresearch.ca/its-not-as-bad-as-iwo-…

"It's not as bad as Iwo Jima, I suppose": The Julian Assange Extradition Verdict
Binoy Kampmark | dissidentvoice.org | 2021-01-05
The barrister-brewed humour of Edward Fitzgerald QC, one of the solid and stout figures defending a certain Julian Assange of WikiLeaks at the Old Bailey in London, was understandable. Time had worn and wearied the parties, none more so than his client. Fitzgerald had asked for water, but then mused that its absence could hardly …
dissidentvoice.org/2021/01/its-not-as-ba…

Google workers organize innovative new type of union with CWA
Mark Gruenberg | peoplesworld.org | 2021-01-05
Using innovations to attract their colleagues–everyone from software engineers to outside "contractors"–a committed group of Google workers has taken on the task, aided and encouraged by the Communications Workers of America, of organizing the high-tech behemoth. And its size and reach means they're working around the restrictions U.S. labor law puts on organizing drives, Chewy …
peoplesworld.org/article/google-workers-…

Hemming and Hawing: Our Exceptionally Unexceptional Future
Negin Farsad | progressive.org | 2021-01-05
Looking forward to 2021 . . . when politics are boring again.
progressive.org/magazine/exceptionally-u…

Diversity in Medical Schools–Need for a New Bold Approach
Yancy CW, Bauchner H. | jamanetwork.com | 2021-01-05
In this issue of JAMA, Montgomery Rice details the wrenching history of Black men and women and medical education and the many challenges still thwarting the long-standing goal of increasing diversity in US medical schools. From her purview as dean at Morehouse School of Medicine, she offers unique insights and specifically illuminates the failure to increase the enrollment of Black medical students, especially at new medical schools, many of which have explicitly adopted diversity as a foundational pillar of contemporary mission statements. As a consequence, the medical schools serving historically Black college…
jamanetwork.com/journals/jama/fullarticl…

The Art of Losing–3 Poems for the COVID-19 Pandemic
Campo R, New E. | jamanetwork.com | 2021-01-05
This Arts and Medicine essay features 3 poems–Elizabeth Bishop's "One Art," Marilyn Chin's "Hospital in Oregon," and Edward Hirsch's "What the Last Evening Will Be Like"–as sources of wisdom and insight in the turmoil and pain of the COVID-19 pandemic.
jamanetwork.com/journals/jama/fullarticl…

Julian Assange wins victory as extradition denied
Gloria La Riva | liberationnews.org | 2021-01-05
The U.S. government has pursued Assange since at least 2012, for his work exposing hundreds of thousands of U.S. military and intelligence documents and video that show outright war crimes, included targeted murders of civilians in Iraq and Afghanistan.
liberationnews.org/julian-assange-wins-v…

"I intend to reconcile the Venezuelans"
Nicolas Maduro | zcomm.org | 2021-01-05
Interview on domestic policy, economics, and international policy…
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New speaker of Venezuela's congress vows to promote "great national dialogue"
Online News Editor | laprensalatina.com | 2021-01-05
Caracas, Jan 5 (efe-epa).- The new head of Venezuela's unicameral legislature said Tuesday he will promote a "great national dialogue" that includes all sectors of the crisis-ridden South American nation. Jorge Rodriguez said the goal is to achieve reconciliation in a country where the US-aligned opposition has long refused to accept the legitimacy of its …
laprensalatina.com/new-speaker-of-venezu…

Venezuela: National Assembly Prioritizes People's Consultation
telesurenglish.net | 2021-01-05
Venezuela's National Assembly President Jorge Rodríguez assured Tuesday that the recently elected parliament would hold a permanent consultation process with the people to restore peace and well being to the country. | RELATED: | Jorge Rodriguez Sworn in as President of Venezuelan Parliament | Rodriguez urged parliamentarians to strengthen house-to-house sessions to tackle people's needs. The leader also remarked that the lawmakers democratically elected won't excuse themselves…
telesurenglish.net/news/Venezuela-Nation…

Venezuela's new National Assembly takes office today
Peoples Dispatch | peoplesdispatch.org | 2021-01-05
The inauguration of the new congress marks the end of the body's submission to the US imperialism and the return of the revolutionary legacy of Simón Bolívar and Hugo Chávez…
peoplesdispatch.org/2021/01/05/venezuela…

Guaido Steals US$40 Million of Venezuelan Assets, Report Holds
telesurenglish.net | 2021-01-05
Opposition politician Juan Guaido would have stolen US$40 million of Venezuela's foreign assets that were aimed at humanitarian aid, according to a report published by The Washington Post. | RELATED: | Airline Workers Confront Juan Guaido Over New Sanctions | The U.S.-backed opposition needed money to implement its plan to overthrow President Nicolas Maduro's government from abroad. | According to The Washington Post, Miami-based Venezuelan businessmen Jorge Reyes and Pedro Anta…
telesurenglish.net/news/Guaido-Steals-US…

[Commentary] Vaccinating cassandra
Peter J Hotez | thelancet.com | 2021-01-05
Receiving the first of two doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine was a more emotional experience than I anticipated. I'm a vaccinologist co-leading a team of scientists developing a potential recombinant protein COVID-19 vaccine for global health [1]. Vaccine production, manufacture, and distribution is led by Biological E (BioE) in India where it is being widely tested, with the aspirational goal that it might fill an urgently needed gap in low-cost COVID-19 vaccines for low- and middle-income countries [2].
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US Congresswoman slams Israel's Covid-19 vaccination drive which excludes Palestinians
MEE staff | middleeasteye.net | 2021-01-05
US Congresswoman slams Israel's Covid-19 vaccination drive which excludes Palestinians | Democrat Marie Newman said Israel has 'humanitarian obligation' to ensure Palestinians living in occupied West Bank and Gaza Strip are vaccinated | MEE staff | Tue, 01/05/2021 – 16: 33 | Marie Newman was sworn into her first term in Congress earlier this week (AFP) | US Congresswoman Marie Newman has hit out at Israel's Covid-19 vacci…
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Tory minister takes heat after praising £170 champagne… calling the bubbly an 'alternative' vaccine to forget 'rotten' 2020
rt.com | 2021-01-05
UK Housing Minister Christopher Pincher wrote a magazine review lauding Krug champagne… but critics have denounced him as being "out of touch with reality" and say he should focus on his day job instead. | Pincher had written the review of the pricey bubbly in British monthly magazine The Critic, where he runs a column commenting on wines and restaurants. The official suggested that the drink is the best way to usher out "the most risible and rotten year." | He went on to suggest that, even though it's a little cheaper than Dom Perignon, Krug is "ideal for lifting the spirit" and "will brighten your family b…
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Brazil Detects Its First Two Cases of the UK Coronavirus Strain
telesurenglish.net | 2021-01-05
Brazil's health authorities Monday confirmed in Sao Paulo the first two cases of patients infected by the new British COVID-19 strain. | RELATED: | Brazil to Import 2 Million Doses of AstraZeneca Vaccine | The state-owned Adolfo Lutz Institute's Strategic Laboratory confirmed the cases after performing the genetic sequencing of samples sent by Sao Paulo's DASA private laboratory. | A 25-year-old woman is one patient affected by the new strain. She was infected after having contact wi…
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"Medical Apartheid": Israeli Vaccine Drive Excludes Millions of Palestinians in Occupied Territories
Staff | democracynow.org | 2021-01-05
Israel has administered COVID-19 vaccines faster than any country in the world, with more than 14% of Israelis receiving vaccines so far. Despite the fast rollout, human rights groups are expressing alarm over Israel's decision not to vaccinate Palestinians in the occupied West Bank and Gaza, where about 1,500 people have died during the pandemic. Israel has defended its actions citing the Oslo Peace Accords, which put Palestinian authorities in charge of healthcare in the West Bank and Gaza. Palestinian officials are facing a number of hurdles in launching their own vaccine campaign, including a shortage of mone…
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'Sooner than expected & DIFFERENT vaccine': Dutch PM explains Netherlands caught off guard by Pfizer jab approval amid criticism
rt.com | 2021-01-05
Dutch premier Mark Rutte has admitted his government wasn't ready to work with the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine "so soon" and was preparing for an entirely "different" jab as he comes under fire over a delayed vaccination campaign. | Two weeks after the start of the EU-wide vaccination campaign, not a single person has received the jab in the Netherlands, the last EU state to launch its immunization effort. The first Dutch national is expected to receive a vaccine on Wednesday. | Some 288,000 vaccine doses have been delivered to the Dutch central storage site as of Tuesday. Unlike neighboring Germany, the Netherlan…
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Calls for PROBE as Germany's apparent failure to pre-order enough vaccines sparks rift within Merkel's govt coalition
rt.com | 2021-01-05
The bumpy start of Germany's vaccination campaign against Covid has sowed discord within Angela Merkel's coalition, as her party partners demand answers from her health minister and call for a special investigative commission. | Germany's mass vaccination against Covid-19 began just days ago but is already marred by Berlin's and the EU's failures, according to its critics. Of all issues with the Pfizer jab's distribution, the apparent lack of doses at hand has raised the most questions. | On Monday, the German Health Minister Jens Spahn was confronted with a four-page questionnaire on the vaccination campaign…
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Investigation launched as 2 people die in Norway nursing home days after receiving Pfizer's Covid-19 vaccine
rt.com | 2021-01-05
The Norwegian Medicines Agency has announced that two nursing home residents passed away days after receiving the Pfizer-BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine, and that an investigation has been launched into the deaths. | "We have to assess whether the vaccine is the cause of death, or if it is a coincidence that it happened soon after vaccination," Medical Director Steiner Madsen said in a statement about the deaths. | He also noted that, because people of advanced age are receiving the vacci…
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