2021-01-07: Social Media Postees

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Thursday 1/7: No Fascist Coup! Trump's coup attempt failed, but the fascist is still in power
Refuse Fascism | indybay.org | 2021-01-07
San Francisco Civic Center…
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"Americans Are Now Getting a Mild Taste of Their Own Medicine" of Disrupting Democracy Elsewhere
Staff | democracynow.org | 2021-01-07
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…
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Smash and Grab Politics
M. G. Piety | counterpunch.org | 2021-01-07
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.
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Pro-Trump Insurrectionists Seize Capitol
Richard C. Gross | counterpunch.org | 2021-01-07
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.
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The Coup in Washington: Why is Anyone Surprised by Trump's Fascist Politics?
Anthony DiMaggio | counterpunch.org | 2021-01-07
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…
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A New Book Analyzes The Impact Of COVID-19 On The US And China
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2021-01-07
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…
popularresistance.org/a-new-book-analyze…

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

WorkWeek On Labor & The Threat Of A Coup & Fascism, Racism At CCSF & Julian Assange
WorkWeek | indybay.org | 2021-01-07
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.
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The fascist coup of January 6
WSWS Repost | indybay.org | 2021-01-07
David North, Chairman of the Socialist Equality Party, makes sense of the the chaos that engulfed Washington D.C. this Wednesday.
indybay.org/newsitems/2021/01/06/1883925…

The fascist coup of January 6
wsws.org | 2021-01-07
The fascist insurrection in Washington DC is a turning point in the political history of the United States.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2021/01/07/pers…

What to Look for in the December Jobs Report
Dean Baker | counterpunch.org | 2021-01-07
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…
counterpunch.org/2021/01/07/what-to-look…

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

A Police Bulletin Instructs Officers to Look for Explosives
Ken Klippenstein | thenation.com | 2021-01-07
A Police Bulletin Instructs Officers to Look for Explosives…
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A Preview of What's to Come
Brendan O'Connor | thenation.com | 2021-01-07
A Preview of What's to Come…
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Police Reform Advocates Press Minnesota Legislature For More
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2021-01-07
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…
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Wednesday 1/6: MAGA Insurrectionists Have Violently Breeched Capitol in DC, Caravan Counter-Protest in SF
Refuse Fascism | indybay.org | 2021-01-07
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…

We Have Our Call to Arms
Editor | scheerpost.com | 2021-01-07
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. | Source…
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The D.C. terrorist attacks: September 11th and January 6th
Laurent Ross | peoplesworld.org | 2021-01-07
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 …
peoplesworld.org/article/the-d-c-terrori…

How to Make a COVID-19 Vaccine @Home
Jackie Fox | realprogressives.org | 2021-01-08
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…
realprogressives.org/make-a-covid-19-vac…

Bolivia approves emergency use of Russia's Sputnik V vaccine
Tanya Wadhwa | peoplesdispatch.org | 2021-01-07
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…
peoplesdispatch.org/2021/01/07/bolivia-a…

Nebraska governor says undocumented meatpacking workers will not receive vaccine
wsws.org | 2021-01-07
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.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2021/01/07/nbka…

Hunger strikes at three New Jersey prisons
Sara Flounders | workers.org | 2021-01-08
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 . . . | Continue reading Hunger strikes at three New Jersey prisons at Workers.org
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Video: "The Thick Red Line": Law Enforcement, the "Plandemic"and the Unlawful Orders of Politicians
James Corbett | globalresearch.ca | 2021-01-08
Howard Lichtman joins us today to introduce ThickRedLine.org, an effort to restore respect for law enforcement by abolishing victimless crime. | ThickRedLine seeks to upend the narrative that keeps the public afraid of breaking the unlawful orders of the politicians …
globalresearch.ca/video-solutions-thick-…

Comentario: øEnfrenta EE.UU. una situación revolucionaria?
Makasi Motema | workers.org | 2021-01-08
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 . . . | Continue reading Comentario: øEnfrenta EE.UU. una situación revolucionaria? at Workers.org
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Cuba's revolution continues during the pandemic
Minnie Bruce Pratt | workers.org | 2021-01-08
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 . . . | Continue reading Cuba's revolution continues during the pandemic at Workers.org
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Long live the Haitian Revolution!
Devin Cole | workers.org | 2021-01-08
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 . . . | Continue reading Long live the Haitian Revolution! at Workers.org
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New book: Indonesia was model for anti-communist massacres, U.S. complicity
W. T. Whitney Jr. | peoplesworld.org | 2021-01-07
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 …
peoplesworld.org/article/new-book-indone…

New book: Indonesia was model for anti-communist massacres, U.S. complicity
W. T. Whitney Jr. | peoplesworld.org | 2021-01-07
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 off Dutch colonial rule, that country led by President Sukarno was in the vanguard of nations striving to steer clear of both …
peoplesworld.org/article/new-book-indone…

Covid-19 Has Been Hardest on Women
Katha Pollitt | thenation.com | 2021-01-07
Covid-19 Has Been Hardest on Women…
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The DWP is continuing with sanctions despite a national lockdown
Steve Topple | thecanary.co | 2021-01-07
The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) has just announced that Jobcentres will remain open during the latest coronavirus (Covid-19) lockdown. While this is not new, the devil is in the detail. Because the DWP has not publicly said whether it is suspending sanctions or not, like it did in March 2020. But now, The Canary has received confirmation that the DWP will continue to impose sanctions on claimants in some circumstances. | DWP Jobcentres: remaining open: | On Wednesda…
thecanary.co/exclusive/2021/01/07/the-dw…

'There's only so much you can see' — heartbreaking words from hospital staff on the pandemic frontline
The Canary | thecanary.co | 2021-01-07
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,…
thecanary.co/uk/news/2021/01/07/theres-o…

Global wildlife trading body under fire over highly questionable Asian elephant exports
Tracy Keeling | thecanary.co | 2021-01-07
2020 was a bumpy year for the wildlife trade and the UN body that is meant to oversee the buying and selling of wild lives on an international level. The coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic is widely believed to have originated in this trade. As a result, the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) h…
thecanary.co/exclusive/2021/01/07/global…

'Irresponsible and inhumane' Home Office continuing with deportations despite lockdown
Joe Glenton | thecanary.co | 2021-01-07
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 reported on 6 January that two flights were set to leave in the next week despite current restrictions. One is bound for Romania, the other for Poland. | "Irresponsible and inhumane": | New lockdown rules say that people cannot leave their homes or travel abroad except wh…
thecanary.co/trending/2021/01/07/irrespo…

'Life-saving drugs': Treating critically ill Covid-19 patients with Roche or Sanofi arthritis meds reduces death rate, trial finds
rt.com | 2021-01-07
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…
rt.com/news/511845-covid-roche-sanofi-ar…

Arthritis drugs may reduce mortality and time in ICU for sickest COVID patients
imperial.ac.uk | 2021-01-07
Treating critically ill COVID-19 patients with drugs typically used for arthritis may significantly improve survival, a landmark study has found.
imperial.ac.uk/news/211514/arthritis-drugs-reduce-mortality-time-icu

Selected Articles: A Pandemic of Insanity
Global Research News | globalresearch.ca | 2021-01-07
COVID-19: "Virus Isolation". Does the Virus Exist? | By Dr. Saeed A. Qureshi, January 07 2021 | This is a controversial issue which has been raised by several prominent scientists. On January 7, 2020 the Chinese authorities "identify a new type | …
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PDF of January 7 issue
Workers World Party | workers.org | 2021-01-07
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 . . . | Continue reading PDF of January 7 issue at Workers.org
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WHO warns of COVID-19 'tipping point' as cases rise across Europe
news.un.org | 2021-01-07
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.
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Food for Mozambicans struggling amidst violence and COVID-19, 'will be compromised' without more funding: WFP
news.un.org | 2021-01-07
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.
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COVID-19 Contact Tracing and State Surveillance
Tracy Rosenberg | globalresearch.ca | 2021-01-07
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, | …
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Incarcerated people and corrections staff should be prioritized in COVID-19 vaccination plans
Eds. | mronline.org | 2021-01-07
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.
mronline.org/2021/01/07/incarcerated-peo…

Invermectin: South Africa Bans 'Miracle' COVID-19 Treatment as "Unsafe"
Mwangi Githahu | globalresearch.ca | 2021-01-07
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 …
globalresearch.ca/south-african-drugs-re…

COVID-19: "Virus Isolation". Does the Virus Exist?
Dr. Saeed A. Qureshi | globalresearch.ca | 2021-01-07
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 …
globalresearch.ca/covid-19-virus-does-no…

Ivermectin: South Africa Bans 'Miracle' COVID-19 Treatment as "Unsafe"
Mwangi Githahu | globalresearch.ca | 2021-01-07
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 …
globalresearch.ca/south-african-drugs-re…

German teachers' union backs in-person learning as COVID-19 deaths soar
wsws.org | 2021-01-07
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.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2021/01/07/gtea…

Satire: Alien Invasion Dwarfs COVID-19 Hysteria
John C. A. Manley | globalresearch.ca | 2021-01-07
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 …
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First Country Bans Ivermectin, a Lifesaver for COVID — Will the US be Next?
Dr. Meryl Nass | globalresearch.ca | 2021-01-07
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 …
globalresearch.ca/first-country-bans-ive…

We Are Living in an Emergency That Requires Urgent Action
Vijay Prashad | dissidentvoice.org | 2021-01-07
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 …
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We Are Living In An Emergency That Requires Urgent Action
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2021-01-07
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…
popularresistance.org/we-are-living-in-a…

Hong Kong: UN human rights office urges immediate release of arrested activists
news.un.org | 2021-01-07
The UN human rights office (OHCHR) has voiced deep concerns over the arrests of over 50 individuals under the National Security Law in the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, China, and called for their immediate release.
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Hong Kong: UN human rights office urges immediate release of arrested activists
news.un.org | 2021-01-07
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.
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China attempts to mediate divisions within ruling Nepal Communist Party
Dustin Noga | peoplesworld.org | 2021-01-07
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 …
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Debating Maoism in Contemporary China: Reflections on Benjamin I. Schwartz, Chinese Communism and the Rise of Mao
Elizabeth Perry | asia-pacificresearch.com | 2021-01-07
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The Geo-politics of EU-China Investment deal
Eds. | mronline.org | 2021-01-07
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.
mronline.org/2021/01/07/the-geo-politics…

China's "Belt and Road Initiative" Is Not Debt-trapping Africa
Lawrence Freeman | globalresearch.ca | 2021-01-07
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 …
globalresearch.ca/belt-road-initiative-n…

Caravan Counter-Protest in San Francisco Reacts to MAGA Insurrectionists in DC
RR | indybay.org | 2021-01-07
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.
indybay.org/newsitems/2021/01/06/1883923…

Bookshop Santa Cruz Union Election Starts Tomorrow
Santa Cruz News | indybay.org | 2021-01-07
Bookshop Santa Cruz workers will be voting tomorrow to get their union legally recognized, and are seeking the community's support.
indybay.org/newsitems/2021/01/06/1883922…

Sri Lankan president orders all state employees to commit to his election manifesto
wsws.org | 2021-01-07
These preparations of Rajapakse are aimed at cementing his autocratic rule and taking on the working class.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2021/01/07/slpr…

Trump's Other Phone Call
Mark Fiore | progressive.org | 2021-01-07
Is there any doubt now that he incites violence?
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De-Mining America After Trump
Tom Engelhardt | counterpunch.org | 2021-01-07
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…
counterpunch.org/2021/01/07/de-mining-am…

The EU Avoids Treating Guaido As 'President' Of Venezuela
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2021-01-07
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…
popularresistance.org/the-eu-avoids-trea…

European Union will no longer recognize Juan Guaidó as president of Venezuela
Peoples Dispatch | peoplesdispatch.org | 2021-01-07
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…
peoplesdispatch.org/2021/01/07/european-…

Joe Biden Should End the US Pretence over Israel's 'Secret' Nuclear Weapons
Desmond Tutu | globalresearch.ca | 2021-01-07
Every recent US administration has performed a perverse ritual as it has come into office. All have agreed to undermine US law by signing secret letters stipulating they will not acknowledge something everyone knows: that Israel has a nuclear …
globalresearch.ca/joe-biden-should-end-u…

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

The Side Effects of Vaccines. 2017 Study in the International Journal of Vaccines and Vaccination
Antonietta Gatti | globalresearch.ca | 2021-01-07
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 | …
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Vaccine collaboration could overcome cold chain issues for RNA-based vaccines
imperial.ac.uk | 2021-01-07
Imperial vaccine researchers are collaborating with industry partners to develop RNA vaccines stable at temperatures up to 40C.
imperial.ac.uk/news/211413/vaccine-collaboration-could-overcome-cold-chain

Facebook forces WhatsApp users to share their personal data… or get off the platform
rt.com | 2021-01-07
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…
rt.com/news/511840-whatsapp-surveillance…

On the 20th Anniversary of the War on Terror, Is There Any End in Sight?
Staff | truthout.org | 2021-01-07
"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…
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Chomsky and Pollin: A Global Green New Deal Is the Only Way to Avert Disaster
Staff | truthout.org | 2021-01-07
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, " time is fast running out" on averting an acute environmental catastrophe. | In this context, a comprehensive Green New Deal is urgently needed…
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On the 20th Anniversary of the "War on Terror," Is There Any End in Sight?
Staff | truthout.org | 2021-01-07
"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…
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Mexico Offers Asylum to Assange: a Step Forward for Government Accountability and Press Freedom
Frederick B. Mills, Alina Duarte — Patricio Zamorano | counterpunch.org | 2021-01-07
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…
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British Judge Keeps Assange in Prison, Despite Ruling Against Extradition
Kevin Gosztola | globalresearch.ca | 2021-01-07
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 | …
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Saudi Arabia: UN rights expert welcomes 'positive first step' toward détente in Gulf
news.un.org | 2021-01-07
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.
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"It's Not as Bad as Iwo Jima, I Suppose": The Julian Assange Extradition Verdict
Binoy Kampmark | counterpunch.org | 2021-01-07
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…
counterpunch.org/2021/01/07/its-not-as-b…

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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Will America's 20-Year 'War on Terror' Ever End?
Editor | scheerpost.com | 2021-01-07
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… | Source…
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Riot in Washington DC: This is America!
Peoples Dispatch | peoplesdispatch.org | 2021-01-07
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.
peoplesdispatch.org/2021/01/07/riot-in-w…

Africa in Review 2020: Anti-Imperialist Perspectives Essential in Understanding the Way Forward
Abayomi Azikiwe | globalresearch.ca | 2021-01-07
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 …
globalresearch.ca/africa-review-2020-ant…

"Too late to be pessimist! Ecosocialism or collapse"
Eds. | mronline.org | 2021-01-07
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 …
mronline.org/2021/01/07/too-late-to-be-p…

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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An Open Letter to the Oregon Bureau of Land Management on Hammond Ranches, Inc. Proposed Grazing Permit
Greta Anderson | counterpunch.org | 2021-01-07
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…
counterpunch.org/2021/01/07/an-open-lett…

Middle East: Again on the Brink. Israel and "Intra-imperialist" Games
Dimitris Konstantakopoulos | globalresearch.ca | 2021-01-07
"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 …
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University Of Michigan Strike Showed The Power Of Student Organizing
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2021-01-07
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…
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The Black Voters Who Defended Democracy in Georgia
Timothy Pratt | thenation.com | 2021-01-07
The Black Voters Who Defended Democracy in Georgia…
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$740 Billion Pentagon Bill receives all but six Democrat votes in Senate
Marlee Kokotovic | nationofchange.org | 2021-01-07
"The United States government should be responding to the needs, to the desperation, of families in our country at this time."
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Class Struggle or Get it in the Neck, Part 1
Noam Chomsky | zcomm.org | 2021-01-07
Unless working people, the general population, take part in the class struggle, they're going to get it in the neck…
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Video: Tense Situation in Northern Syria. Actions of Turkish Military
South Front | globalresearch.ca | 2021-01-07
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 …
globalresearch.ca/video-turks-fear-russi…

2021: Palestine's Chance of Fighting Back
Ramzy Baroud | dissidentvoice.org | 2021-01-07
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 …
dissidentvoice.org/2021/01/2021-palestin…

UK government refuses to publish list of airstrikes in Yemen involving civilian casualties
wsws.org | 2021-01-07
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.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2021/01/07/yeme…

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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Guterres 'shocked' at massacre of civilians in eastern DR Congo
news.un.org | 2021-01-07
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.
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Hundreds of thousands in UK spend Christmas and New Year homeless as pandemic worsens
wsws.org | 2021-01-07
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.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2021/01/07/home…

A Pandemic of Insanity
Arthur Firstenberg | globalresearch.ca | 2021-01-07
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 | …
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France Grants Citizenship to Immigrant Essential Workers as Protests Against Racist "Security" Laws Grow
Danica Jorden | globalresearch.ca | 2021-01-07
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 …
globalresearch.ca/france-grants-citizens…

Qatar and GCC Detente? In the Wake of a Three Year Blockade Imposed by Saudi Arabia
Andrew Korybko | globalresearch.ca | 2021-01-07
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 …
globalresearch.ca/gcc-detente-facts-anal…

The UK is Out of the EU
Patrick Cockburn | zcomm.org | 2021-01-07
But the Balance of Power in Europe has Tipped Permanently Against It…
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Proxy Jailor: Denying Assange Bail
Binoy Kampmark | dissidentvoice.org | 2021-01-07
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 …
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Proxy Jailor: Denying Assange Bail
Dr. Binoy Kampmark | globalresearch.ca | 2021-01-07
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 …
globalresearch.ca/proxy-jailor-denying-a…

The US and UK may not will Assange's death, but everything they are doing makes it more likely
Jonathan Cook | dissidentvoice.org | 2021-01-07
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 — …
dissidentvoice.org/2021/01/the-us-and-uk…

Police Arrest Several People Near Court After Assange's Bail Denied
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2021-01-07
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…
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UK Judge Justifies CIA Spying On Assange
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2021-01-07
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…
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Assange Denied Bail. Campaigning For Freedom and Justice
May Ayres | globalresearch.ca | 2021-01-07
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 …
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The Assange Verdict: What Happens Now
Craig Murray | globalresearch.ca | 2021-01-07
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 …
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Die Zukunftsvision freier Bàºrger: Eine libertà§re Gesellschaft mit freien Menschen
Dr. Rudolf Hà§nsel | globalresearch.ca | 2021-01-07
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 …
globalresearch.ca/die-zukunftsvision-fre…

Libya urged to investigate fate of hundreds missing in Tarhuna
MEE staff | middleeasteye.net | 2021-01-07
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 | MEE staff | 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…
www.middleeasteye.net/news/libya-gna-inv…

UAE to resume trade and travel with Qatar within a week
MEE and agencies | middleeasteye.net | 2021-01-07
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 | MEE and agencies | 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)…
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In "Pieces of a Woman," Vanessa Kirby survives the worst in a heartbreaking, measured performance
Gary M. Kramer | salon.com | 2021-01-07
Kornél Mundruczó's film addresses the fragmentation of a life after losing a child at birth…
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Why Nic Cage was the perfect f**king host for a show about cursing etymology
Ashlie D. Stevens | salon.com | 2021-01-07
"The History of Swear Words" showrunner spoke to Salon to draw back the curtain on this fun and bizarre series…
salon.com/2021/01/07/history-of-swear-wo…

The Heat: 2020 year ender
Rich Murphy | america.cgtn.com | 2021-01-07
2020 was a year like no other.
america.cgtn.com/2021/01/07/the-heat-202…

WNBA Players Just Showed Their Political Power
Dave Zirin | thenation.com | 2021-01-07
WNBA Players Just Showed Their Political Power…
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The Legend of MF DOOM
Stephen Kearse | thenation.com | 2021-01-07
The Legend of MF DOOM…
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Deceptions for Logging the Ochoco National Forest
George Wuerthner | counterpunch.org | 2021-01-07
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…
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[Research Paper] Cost-effectiveness of scaling up short course preventive therapy for tuberculosis among children across 12 countries
Youngji Jo, Isabella Gomes, Joseph Flack, Nicole Salazar-Austin, Gavin Churchyard, Richard E Chaisson, David W Dowdy | thelancet.com | 2021-01-07
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.
thelancet.com/journals/eclinm/article/PI…(20)30451-X/fulltext?rss=yes

[Research Paper] Systematic review into city interventions to address obesity
Shaun Danielli, Tom Coffey, Hutan Ashrafian, Ara Darzi | thelancet.com | 2021-01-07
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.
thelancet.com/journals/eclinm/article/PI…(20)30454-5/fulltext?rss=yes

How Activists Shut Down Key Pipeline Projects In New York
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2021-01-07
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…
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Australia-US alliance: continuing dependence or strategic independence?
Pip Hinman | greenleft.org.au | 2021-01-07
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.
greenleft.org.au/content/australia-us-al…

Australia-US alliance: continuing dependence or strategic independence?
Pip Hinman | greenleft.org.au | 2021-01-07
A People's Inquiry to examine the United States-Australia alliance — its costs and consequences — and to canvas alternatives has been launched by the Independent and Peaceful Australia Network, writes Bevan Ramsden.
greenleft.org.au/content/australia-us-al…

Australia-US alliance: continuing dependence or strategic independence?
Pip Hinman | greenleft.org.au | 2021-01-07
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.
greenleft.org.au/content/australia-us-al…

"The Syrian File" and The "Biased" Policies of the Organization for the Chemical Prohibition Organization
Khaled Iskef | globalresearch.ca | 2021-01-07
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 …
globalresearch.ca/the-syrian-file-and-th…

Saturday 1/23: This is an Emergency: Divest From Animal Agriculture
Direct Action Everywhere | indybay.org | 2021-01-07
Berkeley, California…
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White House Announces Puerto Rico Disaster Rebuilding Aid
Zach Conti | indybay.org | 2021-01-07
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…

Thursday 1/14: We Throw It All Away: Food Waste & Loss and Changing to Responsible Practices
EARTHDAY | indybay.org | 2021-01-07
Online event via Zoom or direct livestream…
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Sunday 1/10: Community Park Clean Up
Direct Action Everywhere | indybay.org | 2021-01-07
Lincoln Way & 9th Ave San Francisco, CA 94122…
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One in Six US Restaurants Have Closed Down — Moms-and-Pops Suffer Much Worse than Chains
Alex Bustillos | indybay.org | 2021-01-07
The US restaurant industry is undergoing an earthquake.
indybay.org/newsitems/2021/01/07/1883926…

Wednesday 1/6: Protest to Stop the Sweeps
Stop the Sweeps | indybay.org | 2021-01-07
Town Clock, Pacific Ave and Water St, Santa Cruz…
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Thursday 1/7: We Throw It All Away: Food Waste & Loss and Changing to Responsible Practices
EARTHDAY | indybay.org | 2021-01-07
Online event via Zoom or direct livestream…
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Monday 1/18: Virtual Celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. National Holiday w/ MoAD
Museum of African Diaspora San Francisco | indybay.org | 2021-01-07
Online via livestream (FREE & all ages welcome)…
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Nazis, 'Commies', etc (Part 1)
Nikos Raptis | zcomm.org | 2021-01-07
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 %…
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Embracing Ecological Realism
Robert Koehler | zcomm.org | 2021-01-07
We must push our politics beyond the cul-de-sac of so-called political realism…
zcomm.org/zmagazine/embracing-ecological…

Brutal Human Rights Abuses — Torture, Sanctions and Our Failure to Discuss Economic Rights
Rod Driver | zcomm.org | 2021-01-07
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…
zcomm.org/znetarticle/brutal-human-right…

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

Human Society And The Biosphere
John Scales Avery | zcomm.org | 2021-01-07
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…
zcomm.org/zmagazine/human-society-and-th…

Google Workers Say the Endless Wait to Unionize Big Tech Is Over
Hamilton Nolan | zcomm.org | 2021-01-07
"You have a union when you say you have a union."
zcomm.org/znetarticle/google-workers-say…

Callamard calls for 'clear, explicit and unambiguous standards' to protect civilian planes during conflicts
news.un.org | 2021-01-07
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.
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FROM THE FIELD: The genocide survivor helping others avoid starvation
news.un.org | 2021-01-07
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.
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Capitalism and catastrophe
Eds. | mronline.org | 2021-01-07
The 2020 crisis we've endured isn't an aberration of the system but, as Alex Callinicos argues, an aspect of its permanent crisis.
mronline.org/2021/01/07/capitalism-and-c…

How Unions Helped Georgia Flip the Senate
Steven Wishnia | progressive.org | 2021-01-07
On-the-ground organizing builds people power and victories from the bottom up.
progressive.org/dispatches/unions-georgi…

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, …
dissidentvoice.org/2021/01/resistance-is…

Pamela Winn Fights the Shackling of Pregnant People
Pamela Winn | aclu.org | 2021-01-07
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…
aclu.org/news/prisoners-rights/pamela-wi…

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,…
realprogressives.org/the-nickelodean-pro…

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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Gov. Cuomo announces legalization of marijuana with proposed adult-use cannabis program
Ashley Curtin | nationofchange.org | 2021-01-07
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 …
nationofchange.org/2021/01/07/gov-cuomo-…

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

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…
workers.org/2021/01/53627/?utm_source=rs…

An Open Letter to Patriot Prayer and the Proud Boys (cc: Antifa)
David Rovics | dissidentvoice.org | 2021-01-07
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 …
dissidentvoice.org/2021/01/an-open-lette…

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

Sudan's transitional government signs Abraham Accords normalizing ties with Israel
Peoples Dispatch | peoplesdispatch.org | 2021-01-07
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…
peoplesdispatch.org/2021/01/07/sudans-tr…

Clearview's Dangerous Misreading of the First Amendment Could Spell the End of Privacy Laws
Vera Eidelman | aclu.org | 2021-01-07
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…
aclu.org/news/privacy-technology/clearvi…

Hirak activists on hunger strike against pre-trial detention hospitalized in Algeria
Peoples Dispatch | peoplesdispatch.org | 2021-01-07
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…
peoplesdispatch.org/2021/01/07/hirak-act…

Charter School Accountability Will Remain Weak in 2021
Shawgi Tell | dissidentvoice.org | 2021-01-07
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 …
dissidentvoice.org/2021/01/charter-schoo…

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
workers.org/2021/01/53630/?utm_source=rs…

Landslide in Papua New Guinea kills 15 gold miners, children
wsws.org | 2021-01-07
For tens of thousands of people, the desperate search for flecks of gold provides the only means of survival.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2021/01/07/pngg…

Russia's Historical Relationship with the United States. President Lincoln and Czar Alexander II
Cynthia Chung | globalresearch.ca | 2021-01-07
"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 …
globalresearch.ca/why-russia-saved-unite…

The Police "Use of Force," and Berkeley's "Use of Farce"
Steve Martinot | counterpunch.org | 2021-01-07
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…
counterpunch.org/2021/01/07/the-police-u…

11 Shia Hazara coal miners killed by members of ISIS, thousands stage protest
Peoples Dispatch | peoplesdispatch.org | 2021-01-07
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…
peoplesdispatch.org/2021/01/07/11-shia-h…

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

9/11 and WTC Building 7: "Good Science" vs "Bad Science" and Propaganda: A Review of "Seven"
Professor Piers Robinson | globalresearch.ca | 2021-01-07
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 suffered a total collapse, all in …
globalresearch.ca/good-science-bad-scien…

Video: What No One Is Saying About the Lockdowns
James Corbett | globalresearch.ca | 2021-01-07
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 …
globalresearch.ca/video-what-no-one-sayi…

Citing 'Open Sedition,' Rep. Ilhan Omar Vows Trump Impeachment Resolution
Brett Wilkins, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2021-01-06
"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…
commondreams.org/news/2021/01/06/citing-…

In Pictures: Pro-Trump Mob Storms US Capitol Building
Common Dreams staff | commondreams.org | 2021-01-06
"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…
commondreams.org/news/2021/01/06/picture…

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…

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…

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

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

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

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

Progressives Back Rep. Cori Bush's Resolution to Expel Lawmakers Who Incited Violent Siege of Capitol
Jessica Corbett, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2021-01-06
"This is the standard for Democratic members of Congress right now." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
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350.Org on White Supremacist Terrorism in the U.S. Capitol
commondreams.org | 2021-01-06
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Muslim Advocates: Violence at U.S. Capitol Result of 'Shocking Double Standard'
commondreams.org | 2021-01-06
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Nurses Denounce Insurrection at U.S. Capitol "Those Responsible Should be Held Accountable"
commondreams.org | 2021-01-06
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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…

Meet DLive: The Livestreaming Platform Used by Trump's Capitol Insurrectionists
splcenter.org | 2021-01-06
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.
splcenter.org/hatewatch/2021/01/07/meet-…

In 2021, the Best Way to Fight Neofascist Republicans is to Fight Neoliberal Democrats
Norman Solomon | counterpunch.org | 2021-01-06
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,…
counterpunch.org/2021/01/06/in-2021-the-…

"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…
www.democracynow.org/2021/1/6/jacob_blak…

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 …
globalresearch.ca/we-are-at-war-2/573367…

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…
www.middleeasteye.net/news/covid-palesti…

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…
rt.com/news/511701-stanford-single-dose-…

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.
peoplesdispatch.org/2021/01/06/covid-19-…

[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…
thelancet.com/journals/eclinm/article/PI…(20)30461-2/fulltext?rss=yes

[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…
thelancet.com/journals/eclinm/article/PI…(20)30462-4/fulltext?rss=yes

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…
thecanary.co/discovery/news-discovery/20…

Covid hospitalizations in UK surpass 30,000 for first time in pandemic, amid record surge in infections
rt.com | 2021-01-06
The UK has recorded its highest ever daily increase in new Covid-19 cases, as it also emerged that more people are currently hospitalised with the virus than at any other point in the pandemic, according to new official data. | On Wednesday Britain reported a record 62,322 new infections, as well as a further 1,041 deaths, taking the total number of people to have died within 28 days of a positive test to 77,346. | The stark figures are part of a 42.6 percent increase in cases and 37.2 percent jump in deaths across the last week compared to the previous seven days, government figures show. | The number of Covi…
rt.com/uk/511730-covid-uk-hospitals-reco…

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

COVID-19 deaths surge amid record new cases as Britain enters lockdown
wsws.org | 2021-01-06
At a Downing Street press conference, Prime Minister Boris Johnson was forced to acknowledge that more than 1.1 million people now had the virus in England.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2021/01/06/couk…

'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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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…

UAW-FCA cover-up of outbreaks continues at Toledo Jeep complex
wsws.org | 2021-01-06
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.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2021/01/06/jeep…

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
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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…

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…

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.
mronline.org/2021/01/06/the-war-on-china…

Germany's federal and state governments keep workplaces open despite surging COVID deaths
wsws.org | 2021-01-06
Government officials are ignoring the recommendations of scientists and risking an intensification of the pandemic.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2021/01/06/germ…

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
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Brazilian workers exposed to infections and death as meat-processing industry reaps record profits
wsws.org | 2021-01-06
At least 127 workers have been infected in a COVID-19 outbreak at a plant owned by Seara in Rio Grande do Sul.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2021/01/06/braz…

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…

Los Angeles limits ambulance services as COVID-19 infections skyrocket in California and nationwide
wsws.org | 2021-01-06
The unfolding nightmare in the city of 4 million people is the direct result of the ongoing drive to reopen schools and non-essential businesses.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2021/01/06/losa…

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…

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…

Washington state fines Gebbers Farms months after COVID-19 deaths of workers
wsws.org | 2021-01-06
Gebbers Farms persistently and openly violated basic COVID-19 safety precautions even after regular government inspections and three worker deaths in July.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2021/01/06/farm…

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 …
globalresearch.ca/civil-war-medical-disc…