2021-01-07: News Headlines

Refuse Fascism (2021-01-07). Thursday 1/7: No Fascist Coup! Trump's coup attempt failed, but the fascist is still in power. indybay.org San Francisco Civic Center…

Staff (2021-01-07). "Americans Are Now Getting a Mild Taste of Their Own Medicine" of Disrupting Democracy Elsewhere. democracynow.org World leaders reacted in horror over the storming of the U.S. Capitol, with the U.N. secretary-general calling on political leaders to demand their followers refrain from violence. Leaders of the U.K., New Zealand, Australia, Canada, India, Japan, France, Germany, NATO and the European Council called for a peaceful transfer of power to Joe Biden. Investigative journalist Allan Nairn looks at what steps Trump may take next, and says despite protestations from President-elect Joe Biden and others that the insurrection was "not who we are," the U.S. has a long track record of disrupting democratic processes elsewher…

Anthony DiMaggio (2021-01-07). The Coup in Washington: Why is Anyone Surprised by Trump's Fascist Politics? counterpunch.org As I write this, pro-Trump protesters have stormed the U.S. Capitol building seeking to impose Trump's attempted coup on America. Trump's hand in stoking the coup is apparent on multiple fronts. He's been disseminating and mainstreaming baseless electoral fraud conspiracies for months — years really. He encouraged these protesters to head over to Capitol Hill. Once the attacks on and invasion of the Capitol began, he refused to condemn them. And then in his first address to the nation, he poured more fuel on the fire by continuing to traffic in electoral fraud conspiracies. To be perfectly clear, this is no…

Richard C. Gross (2021-01-07). Pro-Trump Insurrectionists Seize Capitol. counterpunch.org Extremist Republican congressional conservatives began debating the electoral votes that secured President-elect Joe Biden's victory as a Donald Trump-incited mob unleashed real "American carnage" by storming the Capitol building to protest his lost election. Hundreds of demonstrators swarmed past a ring of police and pushed into the Capitol, busting through doors and windows, ransacking offices.

M. G. Piety (2021-01-07). Smash and Grab Politics. counterpunch.org 6: 00pm, EST January 6. Protestors stormed the capital today. Main-stream media swiftly switched, however, from referring to them as "protestors" to calling them "traitors," "insurrectionists," and "domestic terrorists." Why? Are they violent? Are they threatening violence? Are they calling for the overthrow of the government? Apparently, they broke a window to get inside the capital.

_____ (2021-01-07). A New Book Analyzes The Impact Of COVID-19 On The US And China. popularresistance.org The COVID-19 pandemic has placed China and the United States on the opposite ends of human progress. In the U.S., massive casualties of the pandemic have been coupled with the worst capitalist crash since the Great Depression. The story is much different in China. China began re-opening its economy as early as April of 2020. Deaths due to COVID-19 are virtually non-existent, and economists now predict that China's economy will surpass the U.S. economy in GDP terms two years ahead of schedule. Capitalism on a Ventilator: The Impact of COVID-19 in China and the U.S. is an anthology comprised of more than fifty cont…

WorkWeek (2021-01-07). WorkWeek On Labor & The Threat Of A Coup & Fascism, Racism At CCSF & Julian Assange. indybay.org 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.

WSWS Repost (2021-01-07). The fascist coup of January 6. indybay.org David North, Chairman of the Socialist Equality Party, makes sense of the the chaos that engulfed Washington D.C. this Wednesday.

Matthew Rozsa (2021-01-07). Ted Cruz tried to defend Trump's coup. He then praised the white supremacist Compromise of 1877. salon.com Cruz praised the compromise that ended the 1876 election even though it involved imposing white supremacy…

Dean Baker (2021-01-07). What to Look for in the December Jobs Report. counterpunch.org The monthly Employment Situation is scheduled for release by the Bureau of Labor Statistics on Friday, January 8th at 8: 30 AM Eastern Time. Soaring coronavirus infection rates are likely to be the main story in the employment report in December. Fear of the pandemic, coupled with new state and local restrictions, has led to a fall in

WSWS (2021-01-07). The fascist coup of January 6. wsws.org The fascist insurrection in Washington DC is a turning point in the political history of the United States.

Refuse Fascism (2021-01-07). Wednesday 1/6: MAGA Insurrectionists Have Violently Breeched Capitol in DC, Caravan Counter-Protest in SF. indybay.org 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.

Dan Froomkin (2021-01-07). It took thugs roaming the halls of Congress for media to speak the truth. salon.com Wednesday's dramatic Capitol attack finally captured the media's attention. But this outrage was far from the worst…

_____ (2021-01-07). Police Reform Advocates Press Minnesota Legislature For More. popularresistance.org Civil rights organizers were back at Minnesota's Capitol as a new legislative session got underway Tuesday, ready to mount another push for changes to police accountability laws less than a week after another fatal police shooting in Minneapolis. | "We know that George Floyd is not an anomaly," said Jaylani Hussein, executive director of the Minnesota chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations. "George Floyd represents the history of state violence against people of color in this country and particularly against Black people." | Floyd's death last May in the custody of Minneapolis police officers made M…

Brendan O'Connor (2021-01-07). A Preview of What's to Come. thenation.com A Preview of What's to Come…

Ken Klippenstein (2021-01-07). A Police Bulletin Instructs Officers to Look for Explosives. thenation.com A Police Bulletin Instructs Officers to Look for Explosives…

Laurent Ross (2021-01-07). The D.C. terrorist attacks: September 11th and January 6th. peoplesworld.org On Sept. 11, 2001, I was a political appointee of D.C. Mayor Anthony Williams, running a $17 million scholarship program. My office was just blocks from the Capitol, and I had a great view of the dome from my 10th story window. A member of my leadership team, Ken Howard, came into my office to …

Editor (2021-01-07). We Have Our Call to Arms. scheerpost.com By Mike Siegel / Original to ScheerPost On January 6, White nationalists sacked the U.S. Capitol at the command of our treasonous President. The same President who on Election Day in November won Texas easily — while dragging multiple Congressional Republicans to victory. There are countless lessons to learn from the Trump insurrection, as well as from the legendary Georgia Senate victories of Rev. |

Jackie Fox (2021-01-08). How to Make a COVID-19 Vaccine @Home. realprogressives.org This is a script of the video embedded below. | Hello Internet, I'm Jackie Fox and I have a new idea I want to bring you in the final hours of a dark year. This may be a very bright light at the end of the tunnel. It combines video games, community, scientific research, and even vaccines and medical treatments. In some ways it's a follow up to cover new info about vaccines in general I learned since the last series, but the core concept is about this project called Folding@Home. | See, back in 2007, I bought a PlayStation 3, and after a few updates, there was a mysterious app added called "Folding@Home" and I…

Matthew Rozsa (2021-01-07). Why vaccines are being wasted in the United States. salon.com The US needs to vaccinate 9 million people a week to end the pandemic by July 1. We're very far from that goal…

James Corbett (2021-01-08). Video: "The Thick Red Line": Law Enforcement, the "Plandemic"and the Unlawful Orders of Politicians. globalresearch.ca Howard Lichtman joins us today to introduce ThickRedLine seeks to upend the narrative that keeps the public afraid of breaking the unlawful orders of the politicians …

Sara Flounders (2021-01-08). Hunger strikes at three New Jersey prisons. workers.org The filthy conditions, indefinite incarceration and escalating COVID infections have touched off desperate hunger strikes at three New Jersey county jails. Each jail operates as a prison-for-profit, renting space at $120 a day for ICE to jail out-of-state migrant detainees. The N.J. counties use the contracts to generate tens of . . . |

Makasi Motema (2021-01-08). Comentario: øEnfrenta EE.UU. una situación revolucionaria? workers.org El deber ineludible de un socialista revolucionario es percibir los cambios que se están produciendo en la sociedad y que agudizan la lucha de clases y actuar sobre esos cambios sin vacilar. Cualquier organización socialista o persona socialista que no lo haga no puede ser considerada una defensora del proletariado . . . |

Minnie Bruce Pratt (2021-01-08). Cuba's revolution continues during the pandemic. workers.org During the first week of January, Cubans celebrated the 61st anniversary of their great Revolution, marking the day when Fidel Castro, Che Guevara, Camilo Cienfuegos and the revolutionary forces entered Havana and ousted the U.S.-backed dictator Fulgencio Batista. Since the victory in 1959, Cuba has resisted attack after attack by . . . |

Devin Cole (2021-01-08). Long live the Haitian Revolution! workers.org January 1 marked the 217th year of independence for the Republic of Haiti. The Haitian Revolution was led by formerly enslaved Black revolutionary Franàßois-Dominique Toussaint Louverture and later by Jean-Jacques Dessalines. A majority of Louverture's army had been born in Africa. The Haitian Revolution began in 1791 after a Vodou . . . |

W. T. Whitney Jr. (2021-01-07). New book: Indonesia was model for anti-communist massacres, U.S. complicity. peoplesworld.org U.S imperialism was on a roll in the mid-20th century as Cold War problems were emerging. These included U.S.-Soviet conflict, nuclear-war fears, the Korean and Vietnam wars, domestic anti-communism, and Indonesia. Having thrown of Dutch colonial rule, that country led by President Sukarno was in the vanguard of nations striving to steer clear of both …

_____ (2021-01-07). University Of Michigan Strike Showed The Power Of Student Organizing. popularresistance.org As the winter university semester is set to begin, the coronavirus is surging. The University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, like many universities reliant on tuition dollars, tried to reopen in September with a "public health-informed" semester, as the university called it. That meant a mix of in-person and remote classes and dormitories operating at about 70 percent capacity. | Throughout the summer, the graduate workers union at the University of Michigan, the Graduate Employees Organization, or GEO, and Local 3550 of the American Federation of Teachers, had also been preparing for the fall semester by organizing a…

Global Research News (2021-01-07). Selected Articles: A Pandemic of Insanity. globalresearch.ca By This is a controversial issue which has been raised by several prominent scientists. On January 7, 2020 the Chinese authorities "identify a new type …

The Canary (2021-01-07). 'There's only so much you can see' — heartbreaking words from hospital staff on the pandemic frontline. thecanary.co Hospital staff on the coronavirus frontline have described how there is "very little joy" in the job during the second wave, with some in intensive care units resigning and managers concerned over the long-term mental health impact on employees.Tori Cooper, head of nursing in the Emergency Department at St George's Hospital in Tooting, south-west London, said the usually good staff morale had been chipped away during the Covid-19 pandemic.Cooper told the PA news agency: "There is very little joy in our work at the moment."It's hard to find that joy when you come into work — you're scared for your colleagues,…

Joe Glenton (2021-01-07). 'Irresponsible and inhumane' Home Office continuing with deportations despite lockdown. thecanary.co The Home Office plans to press forward with the deportation of up to 60 people despite a full national lockdown and a massive spike in coronavirus (Covid-19) cases in the UK. | The Independent newspaper "Irresponsible and inhumane": | New lockdown rules say that people cannot leave their homes or travel abroad except wh…

imperial.ac.uk (2021-01-07). Vaccine collaboration could overcome cold chain issues for RNA-based vaccines. imperial.ac.uk Imperial vaccine researchers are collaborating with industry partners to develop RNA vaccines stable at temperatures up to 40C.

WSWS (2021-01-07). Nebraska governor says undocumented meatpacking workers will not receive vaccine. wsws.org Governor Ricketts said during a press conference that undocumented immigrants in the meat processing industry will not receive the COVID-19 vaccine and his spokesman said its distribution will be prioritized by citizenship status.

Antonietta Gatti (2021-01-07). The Side Effects of Vaccines. 2017 Study in the International Journal of Vaccines and Vaccination. globalresearch.ca This article was first published in January 2017 by the International Journal of Vaccines and Vaccination | Abstract | Vaccines are being under investigation for the possible side effects they can cause. In order to supply new information, an electron-microscopy investigation method …

Tanya Wadhwa (2021-01-07). Bolivia approves emergency use of Russia's Sputnik V vaccine. peoplesdispatch.org Bolivia hopes to vaccinate up to 20% of its population in the first quarter of this year. The health ministry has endorsed Russia's Sputnik V and China's CoronaVac vaccines against COVID-19…

_____ (2021-01-07). The EU Avoids Treating Guaido As 'President' Of Venezuela. popularresistance.org The European Union avoided referring to the opposition politician Juan Guaido as Venezuela's "acting president" once the mandate of the National Assembly over which he presided expired on Tuesday. | "Venezuela urgently needs a political solution to end the current impasse through an inclusive process of dialogue and negotiation leading to credible, inclusive, and democratic processes," said Josep Borrell, High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy. | He added that the EU will maintain its engagement with all Venezuelan political and social actors, including "Juan Guaido and…

Peoples Dispatch (2021-01-07). European Union will no longer recognize Juan Guaidó as president of Venezuela. peoplesdispatch.org The EU announced the position following the swearing-in of Venezuela's new National Assembly which was the body from which Guaidó rendered his claim to interim presidency…

Staff (2021-01-07). On the 20th Anniversary of the "War on Terror," Is There Any End in Sight? truthout.org "This is a different kind of war, which we will wage aggressively and methodically to disrupt and destroy terrorist activity," President George W. Bush

Staff (2021-01-07). Chomsky and Pollin: A Global Green New Deal Is the Only Way to Avert Disaster. truthout.org Global warming is the biggest challenge facing humanity today. Yet, climate change has yet to become our number one priority even though, as the World Meteorological Organization warned back in March 2020, " In this context, a comprehensive Green New Deal is urgently needed…

Staff (2021-01-07). On the 20th Anniversary of the War on Terror, Is There Any End in Sight? truthout.org "This is a different kind of war, which we will wage aggressively and methodically to disrupt and destroy terrorist activity," President George W. Bush

Frederick B. Mills, Alina Duarte — Patricio Zamorano (2021-01-07). Mexico Offers Asylum to Assange: a Step Forward for Government Accountability and Press Freedom. counterpunch.org On Monday January 4 a British court denied a U.S. request to extradite world renowned journalist and Wikileaks founder, Julian Assange, to face charges in the U.S. under the Espionage Act. Shortly after this breaking news, President of Mexico, Andrés Manuel López Obrador (AMLO), urged the U.K. to consider the possibility of freeing Assange and

Kevin Gosztola (2021-01-07). British Judge Keeps Assange in Prison, Despite Ruling Against Extradition. globalresearch.ca A British district judge denied bail for WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange after a hearing in which the prosecution argued he had helped NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden "flee justice" and would abscond if released from the Belmarsh high-security prison. | "As far …

news.un (2021-01-07). Saudi Arabia: UN rights expert welcomes 'positive first step' toward détente in Gulf. news.un.org Saudi Arabia's action in lifting sanctions against Qatar is a "positive first step" towards normalized relations in the Gulf region, a UN independent human rights expert said on Thursday, urging the United Arab Emirates (UAE), Bahrain and Egypt to follow suit.

news.un (2021-01-07). WHO warns of COVID-19 'tipping point' as cases rise across Europe. news.un.org The World Health Organization (WHO) has warned of a "tipping point" in the fight against COVID-19, amid surging cases in Europe and the fresh challenge of a mutating virus.

RT (2021-01-07). Facebook forces WhatsApp users to share their personal data… or get off the platform. rt.com WhatsApp users must share their personal data with parent company Facebook going forward, the app's new privacy policy has declared — flying in the face of everything that attracted privacy-oriented users to the platform. | Facebook's bait and switch will see WhatsApp sharing private information that goes significantly beyond names and profile pictures with Facebook and other subsidiaries. Phone numbers, address books, status updates, and even detailed data on the type of phone they're using will be fed to the Facebook hive-mind. | And woe betide anyone who does business on WhatsApp — information ab…

Binoy Kampmark (2021-01-07). "It's Not as Bad as Iwo Jima, I Suppose": The Julian Assange Extradition Verdict. counterpunch.org 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

Elizabeth Perry (2021-01-07). Debating Maoism in Contemporary China: Reflections on Benjamin I. Schwartz, Chinese Communism and the Rise of Mao. asia-pacificresearch.com

Peoples Dispatch (2021-01-07). Riot in Washington DC: This is America! peoplesdispatch.org Eugene Puryear talks about the lack of concern about the impact of fascist mobilization and possibilities of collusion between the rioters and law and order personnel. He also examines the narrative put forward by some sections that the violence does not represent the United States.

Dianne Mathiowetz (2021-01-07). Georgia: Big voter turnout ousts wealthy Republican senators. workers.org 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 . . . |

Eds. (2021-01-07). "Too late to be pessimist! Ecosocialism or collapse" mronline.org From the analysis of the struggle between the great powers for a lesser dependence on fossil fuels (which can shape their rivalries or push towards convergence between them), to the reminder of the need for every subject of oppression to develop its own ecological reflection. Daniel Tanuro gives us illuminating and pedagogical tools to confront …

John C. A. Manley (2021-01-07). Satire: Alien Invasion Dwarfs COVID-19 Hysteria. globalresearch.ca Note to our readers. This is a satire focussing on the "mysterious monoliths" which according to NASA is "paving the way for a full scale Alien invasion." | *** | A recent CBC article, reported that another one of those mysterious monoliths …

Abayomi Azikiwe (2021-01-07). Africa in Review 2020: Anti-Imperialist Perspectives Essential in Understanding the Way Forward. globalresearch.ca One of the most serious attacks on the anti-colonial and national liberation legacy in Africa was the attempts by the United States and the Kingdom of Morocco to liquidate the right to self-determination among the Saharawi people in the Northwest …

Greta Anderson (2021-01-07). An Open Letter to the Oregon Bureau of Land Management on Hammond Ranches, Inc. Proposed Grazing Permit. counterpunch.org Dear Oregon Bureau of Land Management staffers, I am writing today to ask you to please defend the proper administration of public lands. The recent decision to award Hammond Ranches, Inc. a livestock grazing permit and grazing preference to use four allotments in the Burns Field Office appears to have been politically influenced, and we

Dimitris Konstantakopoulos (2021-01-07). Middle East: Again on the Brink. Israel and "Intra-imperialist" Games. globalresearch.ca "To understand the situation, figure out that now, in Washington, the main obstacle to war is a man called Mad Dog." | This answer was given to me three years ago by Ray McGovern, when I asked him about the situation …

Editor (2021-01-07). Will America's 20-Year 'War on Terror' Ever End? scheerpost.com The U.S. Army / CC BY 2.0] By Nick Turse / TomDispatch "This is a different kind of war, which we will wage aggressively and methodically to disrupt and destroy terrorist activity," President George W. Bush announced a little more than two weeks after the 9/11 attacks. "Some victories will be won outside of public view, in tragedies avoided and threats eliminated. Other victories will be clear to… |

Frank Scott (2021-01-07). Defund the Pentagon: Refund the People. dissidentvoice.org 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 …

Tom Engelhardt (2021-01-07). De-Mining America After Trump. counterpunch.org 2021 has indeed begun and god knows what it has in store for us. But unless, somehow, we're surprised beyond imagining, The Donald is indeed going to leave the White House soon and, much as I hate to admit it, in some strange fashion we're going to miss him. Of course, it will be beyond

Timothy Pratt (2021-01-07). The Black Voters Who Defended Democracy in Georgia. thenation.com The Black Voters Who Defended Democracy in Georgia…

Marlee Kokotovic (2021-01-07). $740 Billion Pentagon Bill receives all but six Democrat votes in Senate. nationofchange.org "The United States government should be responding to the needs, to the desperation, of families in our country at this time."

Desmond Tutu (2021-01-07). Joe Biden Should End the US Pretence over Israel's 'Secret' Nuclear Weapons. globalresearch.ca Every recent US administration has performed a perverse ritual as it has come into office. All have agreed to undermine US law by signing

RR (2021-01-07). Caravan Counter-Protest in San Francisco Reacts to MAGA Insurrectionists in DC. indybay.org 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.

Santa Cruz News (2021-01-07). Bookshop Santa Cruz Union Election Starts Tomorrow. indybay.org Bookshop Santa Cruz workers will be voting tomorrow to get their union legally recognized, and are seeking the community's support.

WSWS (2021-01-07). Sri Lankan president orders all state employees to commit to his election manifesto. wsws.org These preparations of Rajapakse are aimed at cementing his autocratic rule and taking on the working class.

Dustin Noga (2021-01-07). China attempts to mediate divisions within ruling Nepal Communist Party. peoplesworld.org Political unrest and protests have shaken Nepal as Prime Minister K.P. Sharma Oli of the ruling Nepal Communist Party (NCP) called for the dissolution of the parliament on Dec. 20 and for new elections to take place on April 30 and May 10. Prime Minister Oli cited an inability of the NCP to govern because of a lack of …

news.un (2021-01-07). Food for Mozambicans struggling amidst violence and COVID-19, 'will be compromised' without more funding: WFP. news.un.org Despite increased insecurity and limited funding, the UN food relief agency is continuing to supply food for hundreds of thousands of people affected by conflict in northern Mozambique.

imperial.ac.uk (2021-01-07). Arthritis drugs may reduce mortality and time in ICU for sickest COVID patients. imperial.ac.uk Treating critically ill COVID-19 patients with drugs typically used for arthritis may significantly improve survival, a landmark study has found.

RT (2021-01-07). 'Life-saving drugs': Treating critically ill Covid-19 patients with Roche or Sanofi arthritis meds reduces death rate, trial finds. rt.com Survival rates for critically ill Covid patients could be significantly improved and the time they spend in intensive care cut by up to 10 days with the use of existing arthritis drugs, clinical trial results showed on Thursday. | Roche's Actemra (tocilizumab) and Sanofi's Kevzara (sarilumab) — both immunosuppressive drugs — slashed the death rates of the sickest Covid patients by 8.5 percentage points, according to the findings, which are yet to be peer-reviewed. | In response to the apparent breakthrough, the UK government is making the drugs immediately available to doctors, with a spokesperson sa…

Workers World Party (2021-01-07). PDF of January 7 issue. workers.org Download the 12-page PDF. Alabama prisons: ON STRIKE! 'Relief' bill offers little; Outrage at year's end; Workers as 'contractors'; Massive hack; Historic postal strike; Editorial: COVID unpreparedness. GLOBAL: Cuban and Haitian revolutions; Brexit crisis; Long live DPRK; Argentina: abortion rights victory. TEAR DOWN THE WALLS: Exonerate Mumia! Letter from Pennsylvania . . . |

Katha Pollitt (2021-01-07). Covid-19 Has Been Hardest on Women. thenation.com Covid-19 Has Been Hardest on Women…

Tracy Rosenberg (2021-01-07). COVID-19 Contact Tracing and State Surveillance. globalresearch.ca The US remains wholly incapable of tracing Covid-19 contagion, but if it tried, we might wind up with "the worst of both worlds" — a horror of coercion and confusion that still failed to stop the epidemic. | "Low income communities, …

Eds. (2021-01-07). Incarcerated people and corrections staff should be prioritized in COVID-19 vaccination plans. mronline.org Some states are including correctional facilities in their rollout plans. All states and the BOP should do so-and put incarcerated people near the top of the list.

Dr. Saeed A. Qureshi (2021-01-07). COVID-19: "Virus Isolation". Does the Virus Exist? globalresearch.ca Editor's Note | This is a controversial issue which has been raised by several prominent scientists. | On January 7, 2020 the Chinese authorities "identify a new type of virus" which was "isolated". The CDC also confirmed that the virus had been …

Mwangi Githahu (2021-01-07). Ivermectin: South Africa Bans 'Miracle' COVID-19 Treatment as "Unsafe" globalresearch.ca The import into South Africa of ivermectin, a drug that has made international headlines recently as a so-called "miracle cure" for Covid-19, has been declared illegal by the South African Health Products Regulatory Authority (Sahpra). | Ivermectin, which has been used …

WSWS (2021-01-07). German teachers' union backs in-person learning as COVID-19 deaths soar. wsws.org In enforcing their inhumane pandemic policies, the federal and state governments, consisting of a broad range of political coalitions, can rely on the close cooperation of Germany's trade unions.

Mwangi Githahu (2021-01-07). Invermectin: South Africa Bans 'Miracle' COVID-19 Treatment as "Unsafe" globalresearch.ca The import into South Africa of ivermectin, a drug that has made international headlines recently as a so-called "miracle cure" for Covid-19, has been declared illegal by the South African Health Products Regulatory Authority (Sahpra). | Ivermectin, which has been used …

Dr. Meryl Nass (2021-01-07). First Country Bans Ivermectin, a Lifesaver for COVID — Will the US be Next? globalresearch.ca Ivermectin, a cheap generic drug used for hookworm, heartworm and scabies, with a half life causing it to remain in your system for months, is used as a "worming" medicine in children, dogs, horses. Due to its tremendous value as …

news.un (2021-01-07). Hong Kong: UN human rights office urges immediate release of arrested activists. news.un.org The UN human rights office (OHCHR) on Thursday voiced deep concerns over the arrests of over 50 individuals under the new National Security Law in the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, China, and called for their immediate release.

_____ (2021-01-07). We Are Living In An Emergency That Requires Urgent Action. popularresistance.org 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 Organisation and by scientific organisations reveals their malicious practice. Anything less than focusing attention to managing the virus by testing, contact tracing, and isolation — and if this does not suffice, then imposing a temporary lockdown — is foolhardy. It is equally distressing that these…

Vijay Prashad (2021-01-07). We Are Living in an Emergency That Requires Urgent Action. dissidentvoice.org The first newsletter of the new year is written in collaboration with our friend, the great linguist and prophetic voice, Noam Chomsky. What follows is a statement by Noam and me. Xiang Wang (China), Extinction, 2020 Three Major Threats to Life on Earth That We Must Address in 2021: A Note from Noam Chomsky and Vijay …

Lawrence Freeman (2021-01-07). China's "Belt and Road Initiative" Is Not Debt-trapping Africa. globalresearch.ca Over the last three years, a new type of groupthink has emerged among many Western media and policy think tanks in their geopolitically motivated efforts to malign China. They've claimed that China is practicing a new type of colonialism, which …

Eds. (2021-01-07). The Geo-politics of EU-China Investment deal. mronline.org The recently announced EU-China principally agreed investment deal is a watershed moment, marking a first EU-China investment deal of its kind that would open the doors for the EU to make direct investment in China.

WSWS (2021-01-07). Hundreds of thousands in UK spend Christmas and New Year homeless as pandemic worsens. wsws.org A third lockdown is now underway and the Conservative government has committed no more funding to deal with the homeless crisis and consigned its Everyone In scheme to the scrapheap.

Danica Jorden (2021-01-07). France Grants Citizenship to Immigrant Essential Workers as Protests Against Racist "Security" Laws Grow. globalresearch.ca The government of France has decided to recognize the contributions of essential workers from other countries working within its borders during the pandemic by offering them French citizenship. On 22 December 2020, the day of the announcement, 74 immigrants were …

Arthur Firstenberg (2021-01-07). A Pandemic of Insanity. globalresearch.ca You see them everywhere. Men and women walking down the street, all of them with masks on their faces and cell phones in their hands. People jogging, with masks covering their faces and cell phones in their hands. Mothers wheeling …

South Front (2021-01-07). Video: Tense Situation in Northern Syria. Actions of Turkish Military. globalresearch.ca The Turkish Army has been increasing its military presence in Greater Idlib despite the recent withdrawal of observation posts, which had been encircled by the Syrian Army. | Recently, the Turkish military deployed major reinforcements to Mount al-Zawiya. Turkish military convoys …

Andrew Korybko (2021-01-07). Qatar and GCC Detente? In the Wake of a Three Year Blockade Imposed by Saudi Arabia. globalresearch.ca The unexpected detente between Qatar and its GCC partners saw the full restoration of political ties between them following the end of the over three-year-long blockade against the peninsular nation, but speculation remain about the future of their reconciliation considering …

Martha Grevatt (2021-01-07). Racist police killings:Year ends on a note of outrage. workers.org 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 . . . |

news.un (2021-01-07). Guterres 'shocked' at massacre of civilians in eastern DR Congo. news.un.org The United Nations Secretary-General has expressed shock at the massacre of civilians in eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), and called on the authorities to bring the perpetrators to justice.

Tracy Keeling (2021-01-07). Global wildlife trading body under fire over highly questionable Asian elephant exports. thecanary.co 2020 was a bumpy year for the

Patrick Cockburn (2021-01-07). The UK is Out of the EU. zcomm.org But the Balance of Power in Europe has Tipped Permanently Against It…

Dr. Binoy Kampmark (2021-01-07). Proxy Jailor: Denying Assange Bail. globalresearch.ca History, while not always a telling guide, can be useful. But in moments of flushed confidence, it is not consulted and Cleo is forgotten. A crisp new dawn can negate a glance to the past. Having received the unexpected news …

Binoy Kampmark (2021-01-07). Proxy Jailor: Denying Assange Bail. dissidentvoice.org History, while not always a telling guide, can be useful. But in moments of flushed confidence, it is not consulted and Cleo is forgotten. A crisp new dawn can negate a glance to the past. Having received the unexpected news that Julian Assange's extradition to the United States for charges of breaching the Espionage Act …

MEE staff (2021-01-07). Libya urged to investigate fate of hundreds missing in Tarhuna. middleeasteye.net Libya urged to investigate fate of hundreds missing in Tarhuna | Dozens of mass graves were found in Tarhuna last summer after withdrawal of forces aligned with eastern commander Khalifa Haftar | Thu, 01/07/2021 – 19: 12 | Since June, Libyan teams have been searching for graves and exhuming bodies in Tarhuna, southeast of Tripoli (AFP) | Human Rights Watch urged Libya's internationally recognised government to…

MEE and agencies (2021-01-07). UAE to resume trade and travel with Qatar within a week. middleeasteye.net UAE to resume trade and travel with Qatar within a week | Emirati foreign minister said restoring full diplomatic relations would take time as trust issues linger | Thu, 01/07/2021 – 12: 13 | UAE Vice President Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum signing a document during the opening session of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) summit in the Saudi city of al-Ula, 5 January 2021 (AFP)…

Rich Murphy (2021-01-07). The Heat: 2020 year ender. america.cgtn.com 2020 was a year like no other.

George Wuerthner (2021-01-07). Deceptions for Logging the Ochoco National Forest. counterpunch.org The Ochoco National Forest proposes what they call a "dry forest restoration" on approximately 23,015 acres in the Mill Creek Dry Forest Restoration Project area east of Prineville, Oregon. As with almost everything the Forest Service does these days, the Mill Creek "Restoration" is emblematic of the agency's narrow perspective on what constitutes a healthy

Eds. (2021-01-07). Capitalism and catastrophe. mronline.org The 2020 crisis we've endured isn't an aberration of the system but, as Alex Callinicos argues, an aspect of its permanent crisis.

Steve Lalla (2021-01-07). Resistance is not Futile. dissidentvoice.org 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, …

Joe Hirsch (2021-01-07). Film review: "Signed, Sealed and Delivered: Labor Struggle in the Post Office" workers.org Postal workers wildcat, 1978. "Signed, Sealed and Delivered: Labor Struggle in…

Steve Martinot (2021-01-07). The Police "Use of Force," and Berkeley's "Use of Farce" counterpunch.org Recently, the police concept of Use of Force (UOF) has become an issue across the country, and ordinances are being passed calling for "minimal" force from police. For some reason, giving a person a heart attack through repeated (and sadistic) use of a taser has come to be seen as "excessive." And so does pepper

Ramzy Baroud (2021-01-07). 2021: Palestine's Chance of Fighting Back. dissidentvoice.org 2020 will go down in history as the year that terminated the American-sponsored 'peace process'. While 2021 will not reverse the monumental change in the US attitude and objectives in Palestine, Israel and the Middle East, the new year presents Palestinians with the opportunity to think outside the American box. The previous year began with …

David Rovics (2021-01-07). An Open Letter to Patriot Prayer and the Proud Boys (cc: Antifa). dissidentvoice.org Have you ever found yourself surrounded by masked rioters being chased by flag-waving patriots and thought, I've seen this movie before? I woke up this morning dreaming that I was speaking at one of your rallies. I thought then, well, if I probably won't be getting an invitation to speak at one of them, what …

Workers World Party (2021-01-07). Long live the DPRK! Long live socialism! workers.org 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 . . . |

WSWS (2021-01-07). UK government refuses to publish list of airstrikes in Yemen involving civilian casualties. wsws.org While the UK's Ministry of Defence has listed a staggering 516 potential International Humanitarian Law violations by the coalition of Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates, the real number is far higher.

_____ (2021-01-07). UK Judge Justifies CIA Spying On Assange. popularresistance.org 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 originated with a security firm that was spying on Assange for the CIA — and which is now facing prosecution in Spain for illegal activity. | While the UK judge ultimately decided not to extradite Assange, citing his deteriorating mental health and the likeli…

Jonathan Cook (2021-01-07). The US and UK may not will Assange's death, but everything they are doing makes it more likely. dissidentvoice.org There was a hope in some quarters after Judge Vanessa Baraitser ruled on Monday against an application to extradite Julian Assange to the US, where he faced being locked away for the rest of his life, that she might finally be changing tack. Washington has wanted Assange permanently silenced and made an example of — …

_____ (2021-01-07). Police Arrest Several People Near Court After Assange's Bail Denied. popularresistance.org London – The police arrested several supporters of Assange who did not have press IDs and refused to disperse as the city is currently under a lockdown and public gatherings prohibited. Among the detained are several women and an elderly man. | Journalists with proper identifications were allowed to continue their work. Earlier in the day, Westminster Magistrates Court refused to release Assange on bail, leaving him incarcerated while a US appeal against the decision not to extradite him to the United States is considered. | Assange was arrested in London in April 2019 and sentenced to 50 weeks in prison for jump…

Craig Murray (2021-01-07). The Assange Verdict: What Happens Now. globalresearch.ca I fully expect that Julian will be released on bail this week, pending a possible US appeal against the blocking of his extradition. | There was discussion of when and how to make the bail application on Monday, after magistrate Vanessa …

May Ayres (2021-01-07). Assange Denied Bail. Campaigning For Freedom and Justice. globalresearch.ca It didn't take very long to confirm that we are truly in the final stage of a police state. | The euphoria on Monday when Assange's extradition was denied (a wonderful interlude of laughs, smiles and hugs) was short lived. I …

Noam Chomsky (2021-01-07). Class Struggle or Get it in the Neck, Part 1. zcomm.org Unless working people, the general population, take part in the class struggle, they're going to get it in the neck…

Dr. Rudolf Hà§nsel (2021-01-07). Die Zukunftsvision freier Bàºrger: Eine libertà§re Gesellschaft mit freien Menschen. globalresearch.ca Freie Bàºrger, die gegen die Tyrannei aufstehen, haben nichts gegen die Machthaber. Sie tun ihnen nichts. Sie kà§mpfen fàºr eine gerechtere Ordnung, fàºr ihr Recht auf das Leben, auf Freiheit, Frieden und Sicherheit. Wenn nichts mehr hilft, so lautet die …

Museum of African Diaspora San Francisco (2021-01-07). Monday 1/18: Virtual Celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. National Holiday w/ MoAD. indybay.org Online via livestream (FREE & all ages welcome)…

Direct Action Everywhere (2021-01-07). Sunday 1/10: Community Park Clean Up. indybay.org Lincoln Way & 9th Ave San Francisco, CA 94122…

Direct Action Everywhere (2021-01-07). Saturday 1/23: This is an Emergency: Divest From Animal Agriculture. indybay.org Berkeley, California…

Alex Bustillos (2021-01-07). One in Six US Restaurants Have Closed Down — Moms-and-Pops Suffer Much Worse than Chains. indybay.org The US restaurant industry is undergoing an earthquake.

Stop the Sweeps (2021-01-07). Wednesday 1/6: Protest to Stop the Sweeps. indybay.org Town Clock, Pacific Ave and Water St, Santa Cruz…

EARTHDAY (2021-01-07). Thursday 1/14: We Throw It All Away: Food Waste & Loss and Changing to Responsible Practices. indybay.org Online event via Zoom or direct livestream…

EARTHDAY (2021-01-07). Thursday 1/7: We Throw It All Away: Food Waste & Loss and Changing to Responsible Practices. indybay.org Online event via Zoom or direct livestream…

Zach Conti (2021-01-07). White House Announces Puerto Rico Disaster Rebuilding Aid. indybay.org Washington DC — The White House announced a $3.7 billion disaster grant for Puerto Rico to rebuild reservoirs, dams and wastewater facilities.

Direct Action Everywhere (2021-01-07). Saturday 1/23: Meetup: Building a Strong Community for a Strong Movement. indybay.org Online Zoom…

Ashlie D. Stevens (2021-01-07). Why Nic Cage was the perfect f**king host for a show about cursing etymology. salon.com "The History of Swear Words" showrunner spoke to Salon to draw back the curtain on this fun and bizarre series…

Gary M. Kramer (2021-01-07). In "Pieces of a Woman," Vanessa Kirby survives the worst in a heartbreaking, measured performance. salon.com Kornél Mundruczó's film addresses the fragmentation of a life after losing a child at birth…

Shaun Danielli, Tom Coffey, Hutan Ashrafian, Ara Darzi (2021-01-07). [Research Paper] Systematic review into city interventions to address obesity. thelancet.com Multi-level and multi-component interventions, at the individual, community and city level, done in concert, are needed to address obesity. A composite of interventions that cities can utilise to address obesity is provided. These interventions will also be beneficial to the environment and make the case that personal health and planetary health are inextricably linked and should be considered as one.

Youngji Jo, Isabella Gomes, Joseph Flack, Nicole Salazar-Austin, Gavin Churchyard, Richard E Chaisson, David W Dowdy (2021-01-07). [Research Paper] Cost-effectiveness of scaling up short course preventive therapy for tuberculosis among children across 12 countries. thelancet.com Based on this modeling analysis of available published data, household contact investigation with provision of short-course preventive therapy for TB has a value-for-money profile that compares favorably with other interventions.

news.un (2021-01-07). FROM THE FIELD: The genocide survivor helping others avoid starvation. news.un.org During the 1994 Genocide Against The Tutsi In Rwanda, Liberee Kayumba avoided starvation thanks to emergency rations from the World Food Programme (WFP). Today, she is helping to ensure that Burundian refugees in the country have enough to eat.

news.un (2021-01-07). Callamard calls for 'clear, explicit and unambiguous standards' to protect civilian planes during conflicts. news.un.org Urgent measures are needed to protect civilian aircraft flying over conflict zones or other areas where military tensions are high, a UN independent human rights expert said on Thursday.

_____ (2021-01-07). How Activists Shut Down Key Pipeline Projects In New York. popularresistance.org If all had gone according to plan, the Constitution pipeline would be carrying fracked gas 124 miles from the shale gas fields of Pennsylvania through streams, wetlands, and backyards across the Southern Tier of New York until west of Albany. There it would join two existing pipelines, one that extends into New England and the other to the Ontario border as part of a vast network that moves fracked gas throughout the northeastern United States and Canada. | For a while, everything unfolded as expected. When the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission approved the project in 2014, the U.S. was in the midst of a frack…

Hamilton Nolan (2021-01-07). Google Workers Say the Endless Wait to Unionize Big Tech Is Over. zcomm.org "You have a union when you say you have a union."

Robert Koehler (2021-01-07). Embracing Ecological Realism. zcomm.org We must push our politics beyond the cul-de-sac of so-called political realism…

Nikos Raptis (2021-01-07). Nazis, 'Commies', etc (Part 1). zcomm.org So, on the basis of my experience on Nazis and on assorted dictators, my guesstimate as to the number of Nazis and crypto-Nazis in any given population is: around 30 %…

Nicholas Stender (2021-01-07). Chicago mayor orders teachers back to schools under threat of termination. zcomm.org The situation in Chicago continues to develop. CTU has notified members about the potential for a protest action on Jan. 8…

John Scales Avery (2021-01-07). Human Society And The Biosphere. zcomm.org According to a recent United Nations report, more than a million species of plants and animals are currently threatened with extinction because of human activities…

Rod Driver (2021-01-07). Brutal Human Rights Abuses — Torture, Sanctions and Our Failure to Discuss Economic Rights. zcomm.org People in advanced nations assume that their governments do not torture prisoners, but it is practized by the US, and was used by Britain in its colonies and in Northern Ireland…

Dave Zirin (2021-01-07). WNBA Players Just Showed Their Political Power. thenation.com WNBA Players Just Showed Their Political Power…

Pip Hinman (2021-01-07). Australia-US alliance: continuing dependence or strategic independence? greenleft.org.au A People's Inquiry to examine the United States-Australia alliance — its costs and consequences — and to canvas alternatives has been launched, writes Bevan Ramsden.

Steve Topple (2021-01-07). The DWP is continuing with sanctions despite a national lockdown. thecanary.co The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) has just DWP Jobcentres: remaining open: | On Wednesda…

Khaled Iskef (2021-01-07). "The Syrian File" and The "Biased" Policies of the Organization for the Chemical Prohibition Organization. globalresearch.ca Russia has commented on the work policies of the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons regarding the Syrian file and the pressures that the organization is subjected to by some countries, criticizing the technical secretariat policies in them, saying …

Editor (2021-01-07). And in the End. scheerpost.com 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… |

Jackie Fox (2021-01-07). The Nickelodean Problem. realprogressives.org Hello internet, I'm Jackie Fox. In my last 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,…

Shawgi Tell (2021-01-07). Charter School Accountability Will Remain Weak in 2021. dissidentvoice.org Segregated charter schools have a high failure rate and are notorious for lacking accountability and oversight. Charter schools are also well-known for being non-transparent even though they are ostensibly "public" schools. This has been the case for nearly 30 years when charter schools first came into being. Over the years, endless reports, articles, and books …

Pamela Winn (2021-01-07). Pamela Winn Fights the Shackling of Pregnant People. aclu.org Pamela Winn was sent to federal prison when she was six weeks pregnant. In prison, she fell down attempting to step into a van while shackled. She was not given prenatal care and she miscarried a little over three months later, shackled to a prison bed., , Winn, who was released from prison in 2013, is now an activist for the rights of incarcerated women. She helped enact a law to prevent the shackling of pregnant people in Georgia and is leading a mission to end prison birth altogether , But her story is not unique. There are currently thousands of pregnant people in prison. Many are not given proper medical…

WSWS (2021-01-07). Landslide in Papua New Guinea kills 15 gold miners, children. wsws.org For tens of thousands of people, the desperate search for flecks of gold provides the only means of survival.

Peoples Dispatch (2021-01-07). Sudan's transitional government signs Abraham Accords normalizing ties with Israel. peoplesdispatch.org According to the deal Sudan will recognize Israel and will "normalize" relations with it. The UAE and Bahrain had signed the deal in September last year…

Editor (2021-01-07). Under New Mismanagement. scheerpost.com 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… |

Peoples Dispatch (2021-01-07). Hirak activists on hunger strike against pre-trial detention hospitalized in Algeria. peoplesdispatch.org The three Hirak activists – Mohamed Tadjadit (25), Noureddine Khimoud (25) and Abdelhak Ben Rahmani (38) – began a hunger strike on December 27 last year after they were denied bail and their pre-trial detention was extended by the authorities…

Professor Piers Robinson (2021-01-07). 9/11 and WTC Building 7: "Good Science" vs "Bad Science" and Propaganda: A Review of "Seven" globalresearch.ca Among the many controversies surrounding the events of 9/11 one of the most prominent has been the question of how, many hours after the collapse of the Twin Towers, the 47-storey WTC7 building

James Corbett (2021-01-07). Video: What No One Is Saying About the Lockdowns. globalresearch.ca If you are advocating for lockdowns, you are complicit in tearing families apart. You are complicit in inflicting untold suffering on millions of people around the world. | You are complicit in casting the poorest and most vulnerable in our societies …

Vera Eidelman (2021-01-07). Clearview's Dangerous Misreading of the First Amendment Could Spell the End of Privacy Laws. aclu.org Secretly, and without consent, a company called Clearview AI has captured billions of faceprints from people's online photos, amassing what it claims to be the world's largest face recognition database. Much like our fingerprints and DNA profiles, our faceprints rely on permanent, unique facts about our bodies — like the distance between our eyes and noses or the shape of our cheekbones — to identify us., , Using our faceprints, Clearview offers its customers the ability to secretly target and identify any of us, and then to track us — whether we're going to a protest, a religious service, a…

Cynthia Chung (2021-01-07). Russia's Historical Relationship with the United States. President Lincoln and Czar Alexander II. globalresearch.ca "Whenever the government of the United States shall break up, it will probably be in consequence of a false direction having been given to public opinion. This is the weak point of our defences, and the part to which the …

Sabrangindia (2021-01-07). Re-Plug: 28 Protests in 22 days! Kranti ka Naqsha (Mapping the Revolution) Brings the Latest Updates. asia-pacificresearch.com

Ashley Curtin (2021-01-07). Gov. Cuomo announces legalization of marijuana with proposed adult-use cannabis program. nationofchange.org It's no longer a question of whether New York will legalize marijuana, its how to go about the legalization. Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced he will effectively end marijuana prohibition by pursuing legislature to create a legal cannabis market. Gov. Cuomo's proposal, which is part of the 2021 State of the State, includes an adult-use cannabis …

Peoples Dispatch (2021-01-07). 11 Shia Hazara coal miners killed by members of ISIS, thousands stage protest. peoplesdispatch.org Despite harsh weather, thousands from Shia Hazara community continued to protest, refusing to bury the dead while demanding justice for the victims who were killed on Saturday…

Steven Wishnia (2021-01-07). How Unions Helped Georgia Flip the Senate. progressive.org On-the-ground organizing builds people power and victories from the bottom up.

Yohuru Williams (2021-01-07). Raise a Fist of Solidarity! progressive.org The time has come for all social progressives to reclaim the fist of solidarity on every occasion we can.

Andrew Emett (2021-01-07). 2 detectives in Breonna Taylor shooting are fired. nationofchange.org "The shots you fired were in three different directions, indicating you did not verify a threat or have target acquisition."

Brett Wilkins, staff writer (2021-01-06). Citing 'Open Sedition,' Rep. Ilhan Omar Vows Trump Impeachment Resolution. commondreams.org "Today, I watched as armed terrorists stormed the United States Capitol," the Minnesota congresswoman wrote. "We should not mince words about what this was: a coup attempt." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Common Dreams staff (2021-01-06). In Pictures: Pro-Trump Mob Storms US Capitol Building. commondreams.org "They're in the chamber. One is up on the dais yelling 'Trump won that election!' This is insane." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Evans Aggelissopoulos (2021-01-06). Greece: From A Covid Coup To A Covid Junta. globalresearch.ca 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 …

Igor Derysh (2021-01-06). Trump tells Capitol rioters "we love you," stokes election lies after Biden condemns "insurrection" salon.com Twitter quickly locked Trump's video praising rioters "due to a risk of violence"

Roger Sollenberger (2021-01-06). U.S. Capitol in lockdown after Trump unleashes violent mob on Congress. salon.com At least one person shot as pro-Trump protesters invade Capitol, reach House and Senate chambers and offices…

Roger Sollenberger (2021-01-06). Donald Trump Jr. claps back at GOP after losing Senate — then vainly tries to control Capitol chaos. salon.com But a senior campaign official says the president's "addiction to every conspiracy theory" made victory impossible…

Igor Derysh (2021-01-06). Rudy Giuliani called for "trial by combat" and then chaos descended on Capitol Hill. salon.com The president's lawyer wants to have a "trial by combat" to determine if baseless fraud claims are true…

commondreams (2021-01-06). Muslim Advocates: Violence at U.S. Capitol Result of 'Shocking Double Standard'. commondreams.org ______________________________…

commondreams (2021-01-06). 350.Org on White Supremacist Terrorism in the U.S. Capitol. commondreams.org ______________________________…

Jessica Corbett, staff writer (2021-01-06). Progressives Back Rep. Cori Bush's Resolution to Expel Lawmakers Who Incited Violent Siege of Capitol. commondreams.org "This is the standard for Democratic members of Congress right now." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

commondreams (2021-01-06). Nurses Denounce Insurrection at U.S. Capitol "Those Responsible Should be Held Accountable" commondreams.org ______________________________…

splcenter (2021-01-06). Meet DLive: The Livestreaming Platform Used by Trump's Capitol Insurrectionists. splcenter.org Far-right extremists livestreamed on the fringe, youth-targeted gaming website DLive on Wednesday during an unprecedented breach of the U.S. Capitol building that left at least four people dead and others wounded. One of the extremists livestreamed on DLive from the office of Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, Hatewatch observed while monitoring the events.

Norman Solomon (2021-01-06). In 2021, the Best Way to Fight Neofascist Republicans is to Fight Neoliberal Democrats. counterpunch.org The threat of fascism will hardly disappear when Donald Trump moves out of the White House in two weeks. On Capitol Hill, the Republicans who've made clear their utter contempt for democracy will retain powerful leverage over the U.S. government. And they're securely entrenched because Trumpism continues to thrive in much of the country. Yet,

Adam Khalil (2021-01-06). Covid-19: Palestinians left in limbo as Israel vaccinates. middleeasteye.net 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 | 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…

sputniknews (2021-01-06). Nigel Farage's Brexit Party Officially Renamed to 'Reform UK' by Electoral Commission. sputniknews.com The Brexit Party formed in 2018 in order to promote Brexit and pressure the Conservative government into fulfilling its promise to deliver the 2016 referendum result. After the UK formally left the European Union, party leader Nigel Farage has re-oriented his priorities to opposing coronavirus lockdown measures and reforming UK politics.

RT (2021-01-06). Stanford researchers developing single-dose nanoparticle Covid-19 vaccine that doesn't need cold storage. rt.com 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…

The Canary (2021-01-06). Welsh NHS chief warns Covid-19 patient numbers could double from first wave. thecanary.co 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…

Project Censored (2021-01-06). Aaron Good and Adam Bessie. projectcensored.org 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…

_____ (2021-01-06). Eldercide In The United States. popularresistance.org 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…

Sacha Stone (2021-01-06). Video: Focus on Fauci. "This is Not A Vaccine" globalresearch.ca 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 …

Peoples Dispatch (2021-01-06). COVID-19 vaccines: Differences, costs, and challenges. peoplesdispatch.org 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.

Peoples Dispatch (2021-01-06). Chavismo back in Venezuela's National Assembly, Guaidó further weakened. peoplesdispatch.org 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.

Manuela Solé (2021-01-06). Venezuela: New National Assembly Takes Office as Guaido Loses EU Recognition. venezuelanalysis.com Washington doubled down on its support for the opposition leader.

Alison Colette Bodine (2021-01-06). Venezuela Elections: A key victory for anti-Imperialist Movement in Latin America. mronline.org 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.

Juan Cole (2021-01-06). Raphael Warnock ran for the Senate from Ebenezer Baptist Church. zcomm.org What that means to American History…

Binoy Kampmark (2021-01-06). Environmental Capitalism and Climate Change Wars: Australia in 2000. counterpunch.org 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 "a working consensus among

Eds. (2021-01-06). 21-year-old college student elected Mayor of Kerala Capital. mronline.org Ms Rajendran had won from the Mudavanmughal ward of the city corporation, bagging 2,872 votes, 549 more than the rival Congress candidate.

Rick Baum (2021-01-06). Wealth Inequality Virus Spikes During the Last Days of 2020. counterpunch.org 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.

Helen Buyniski (2021-01-06). Civil War, Medical Discrimination, Spy Satellites and Cyborgs! How 2021 Could Make Us Yearn for 2020. globalresearch.ca 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 …

Azza Rojbi (2021-01-06). Yemen, a Quagmire for Saudi Coalition and Imperialists. globalresearch.ca "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 …

Eds. (2021-01-06). The war on China. mronline.org 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.

Peoples Dispatch (2021-01-06). Democrats set to secure historic win in Georgia's senate run-offs. peoplesdispatch.org 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…

WSWS (2021-01-06). UAW-FCA cover-up of outbreaks continues at Toledo Jeep complex. wsws.org Production at the Jeep complex went forward full throttle over the holidays while the cover-up of COVID-19 cases and intimidation of workers at the plant continued.

Udi Ofer (2021-01-06). 50 Years Into the War on Drugs, Biden-Harris can Fix the Harm It Created. aclu.org An earlier version of this blog appeared in

Amanda Marcotte (2021-01-06). Don't dismiss Trump's "Stop the Steal" tantrum: The GOP is trolling our democracy to death. salon.com Ted Cruz and Josh Hawley know their objections to Biden's win will fail, but that doesn't make their stunt harmless…

sputniknews (2021-01-06). Sacha Baron Cohen Reveals the 'Aim' of Borat 2 Was to Encourage Anti-Trump Vote. sputniknews.com The second installment of the infamous Borat movies, which documents and satirises culture and politics in the United States, become the subject of criticism by leading members of the Trump administration after the president's lawyer was caught seemingly with his hands down his pants following a fake interview.

commondreams (2021-01-06). President and CEO of the NAACP Releases Statement on Disruption of Peaceful Transition of Power and Calls for Impeachment of President Trump. commondreams.org ______________________________…

commondreams (2021-01-06). Remove Trump from Office. commondreams.org ______________________________…

Julia Conley, staff writer (2021-01-06). Human Rights Watch Urges Biden to End Trump's 'Devastating' Remain In Mexico Policy. commondreams.org The global organization Human Rights Watch urged President-elect Joe Biden to "quickly and decisively" end a two-year-old policy under which tens of thousands of asylum seekers have been forced to stay in squalid and often dangerous makeshift shelters in Mexico. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

commondreams (2021-01-06). Stand Up America Calls for Congress to Immediately Impeach and Remove Trump. commondreams.org ______________________________…

South Front (2021-01-06). Iran Uses Its Grip on Strait of Hormuz to Fight Back US-Imposed Sanctions. globalresearch.ca 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 …

Fight Back (2021-01-06). 14 million Americans' stimulus checks are delayed through TurboTax and H&R Block. fightbacknews.org 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…

G. Dunkel (2021-01-06). Brexit: Britain leaves the EU, and workers bear the burden. workers.org 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 . . . |

Latosha Brown (2021-01-06). "This Is Voter Suppression" zcomm.org 198,000 Georgia Residents Were Illegally Purged from Voter Rolls…

commondreams (2021-01-06). Biden's A.G. Pick Must Hold Polluters Accountable: Center for Climate Integrity Statement. commondreams.org ______________________________…

commondreams (2021-01-06). Violence Will Not Alter Outcome of This Democratic Election. commondreams.org ______________________________…