2021-01-12: News Headlines

Ramzy Baroud (2021-01-13). Covid-19 under Apartheid: How Israel Manipulates Suffering of Palestinians. dissidentvoice.org Israel's decision to exclude Palestinians from its COVID-19 vaccination campaign may have surprised many. Even by Israel's poor humanitarian standards, denying Palestinians access to life-saving medication seems extremely callous. Amnesty International, among many organizations, condemned the Israeli government's decision to bar Palestinians from receiving the vaccine. The rights group described the Israeli action as evidence …

Editor (2021-01-13). No fascist coup! Fight back with workers' power. workers.org Workers World Party makes this statement on the events of Jan. 6. The coup attempt on January 6 in Washington, D.C., and the mobilization of a fascist mob numbering in the tens of thousands, must be viewed with the utmost seriousness. While the attack took the form . . . |

Fight Back (2021-01-13). FRSO online event to mark Martin Luther King Day. fightbacknews.org The The program will draw lessons from the rebellion and offer direction for the peoples' struggle in the year to come. It will feature Frank Chapman, speaking for the Central Committee of the FRSO and Aislinn Pulley, of Black Lives Matter-Chicago. The program will be moderated by Michael Sampson of the National Alliance Against Racist and Political Repression or NAARPR, from Jackso…

Anya Parampil (2021-01-13). Stop the Steal takeover exposes fragility of U.S. Empire. thegrayzone.com Red Lines host Anya Parampil speaks with Brian Becker, host of The Socialist Program, about the implications of the recent Stop the Steal riot in Washington D.C. By Anya Parampil Becker analyzes direct coordination between rioters and the police and explains why he believes the Biden Era could be one of political instability in the United States. He also discusses the launch of his new podcast, The Socialist Program.

Philip Farruggio (2021-01-13). Amerikan Republic: Without the banana! nationofchange.org As this new Biden administration will reveal, just like with Obama before him, little will be done to counteract the super rich who run this empire.

Dr. Jack Rasmus (2021-01-13). US Unemployed Rising, Evictions, Mortgages Crisis Brewing, Small Business Collapsing: Economic Consequences of a 2nd 'Mitigation' Bill. globalresearch.ca As of mid-December 2020 the US economy has begun showing increasing signs of an exceptionally weak 4th quarter, October-December, growth. After having collapsed -10.5% in the March-June 2020 period, followed by a partial 'rebound' (not sustained recovery) in the 3rd …

Editor (2021-01-13). Declaración del Workers World Party/Partido Mundo Obrero. workers.org Miércoles 6 de enero — El intento de golpe de Estado hoy en Washington, D.C., y la movilización de una turba fascista de decenas de miles, deben ser vistos con la mayor seriedad. Si bien el ataque tomó la forma de un asalto al edificio del Capitolio de EE. UU., . . . |

Devin Cole (2021-01-13). Building an Inside-led prison abolition movement. workers.org On Jan. 5, Devin Cole spoke with Free Alabama Movement co-founder and freedom fighter Bennu Hannibal Ra Sun about the economic side of the ongoing 30-day Economic Blackout and Alabama prison strike in January, the growth of social media and prison abolition, and what it will take to build a . . . |

Monica Moorehead (2021-01-13). Jan. 6 riot exposes/Two faces of 'U.S. democracy'. workers.org What occurred on Jan. 6 at the U.S. Capitol was shocking but not surprising. What was shocking was the sight of thousands in a majority white, neofascist terrorist mob — with no masks and no social distancing — overrunning the supposedly high security sanctuary of the offices of U.S. . . . |

Mirinda Crissman (2021-01-13). Pro-Palestine teenagers defy Israeli military. workers.org Sixty Israeli teenagers signed an open letter on Jan. 5 explaining their refusal to be conscripted into the Israeli Defense Force. They were rejecting the violent occupation and destruction of Palestinian lives and land by the state of Israel. Conscientious objectors to Israeli military duty at an anti-annexation protest in . . . |

J.D. ALT (2021-01-13). Rethinking Fiat Money. realprogressives.org I recently stumbled upon an essay by an architecture and design critic, Jordan Hruska, which illuminates what I believe is the essential mission of Modern Money Theory. The title of the essay is "

Peoples Dispatch (2021-01-12). Palestinians oppose announcement of fresh illegal Israeli settlements in occupied West Bank. peoplesdispatch.org Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu, faced with elections in March and prospects of a less friendly Biden administration, announced expedited construction of 800 new illegal Jewish homes inside the West Bank…

Staff (2021-01-12). Can newly elected Brandon Scott be the mayor Baltimore needs? therealnews.com Brandon Scott won his mayoral election. Now he's tasked with getting a city in the midst of crisis running again as progressive demands for bold action grow.

John Riddell (2021-01-12). How Socialists Resist Rightist Coups: Lessons from the Early Communist International. socialistproject.ca Parliaments and elections are no guarantee of democratic rights and fair treatment for working people. Capitalist forces displeased with an electoral outcome are all too likely to take direct action to impose their will, whether by financial manipulations, economic blockades, or military coups. Even apparently stable parliamentary regimes in dominant countries can be challenged in …

Peoples Dispatch (2021-01-12). Amid political chaos, people's issues take a backseat in Ghana. peoplesdispatch.org Kwesi Pratt Jnr. of Pan African Television talks about the political situation in Ghana in the aftermath of last month's presidential and parliamentary elections and the issues faced by the people amid this chaos…

Marcey Lynn Jones (2021-01-12). 133,010 steps to take back the Senate. peoplesworld.org Marcey Lynn Jones was one of 70 UNITE HERE volunteers from New Haven, Conn., who spent one month knocking on doors to speak with voters in Georgia about how they could make a difference in the Senate runoff elections. She shares her experience below. In the beginning, when I arrived in Georgia from New Haven, …

Eds. (2021-01-12). Towards a geopolitics of popular power. mronline.org Lecture given at the event: "The Collapse of the Unlawful State and the Recovery of Democracy", held in La Paz, on December 14, 2020, in the auditorium of the Vice Presidency of the Plurinational State of Bolivia.

Black Alliance for Peace (2021-01-12). January 6th at Capitol Hill: Blowback and the Ongoing Crisis of Legitimacy. globalresearch.ca Two Januarys ago, an obscure politician from a minor political party named Juan Guaido assumed a one-month chairmanship of the Venezuelan National Assembly. Then he promptly declared himself the interim president of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela. | The bizarre declaration …

Roger D. Harris (2021-01-12). The US Capitol Building Riot and Its Blowback. dissidentvoice.org The right-wing demonstration turned violent riot at the US Capitol on January 6 was a spectacle, complete with Confederate flags and a QAnon shaman in red-white-and-blue face paint. The Venezuelan government stated: "With this unfortunate episode, the United States is experiencing what it has generated in other countries with its policies of aggression." Some half …

Steven Singh (2021-01-12). Protesters take to streets of Modesto to demand justice for Trevor Seever. liberationnews.org Protesters marched alongside the family of Trevor Seever to demand justice and an end to police brutality.

Steven Singh (2021-01-12). Protesters take to the streets of Modesto to demand justice for Trevor Seever. liberationnews.org Protesters marched alongside the family of Trevor Seever to demand justice and an end to police brutality.

Steve Sweeney (2021-01-12). German communists hit out at police brutality on Rosa Luxemburg march. peoplesworld.org Police have been condemned for brutality after attacking a peaceful demonstration in the capital Berlin with pepper spray after communist groups gathered for the annual commemoration of Rosa Luxemburg and Karl Liebknecht who were murdered the same day. Some 3,000 people attended Sunday's annual march despite coronavirus restrictions; the official ceremony has been delayed until …

Rod Driver (2021-01-12). The Main Form of Media Deception: Censorship by Omission. globalresearch.ca "We don't understand how your government gets the media to repeat propaganda without question. In our country we have to tear finger nails out to get this level of co-operation."(1) (Russian journalists visiting America during the cold war) | Censorship By …

Rebekah Jones (2021-01-12). COVID Scientist Condemns Armed Police Raid on Her Home. zcomm.org As Florida sets new records for daily coronavirus cases, we speak with a whistleblower who was fired in May from the Florida Department of Health after she refused to censor information…

news.un (2021-01-12). UNICEF chief: Closing schools should be 'measure of last resort'. news.un.org The head of the UN Children's Fund (UNICEF) underscored on Tuesday that "no effort should be spared" to keep children in school, as the coronavirus pandemic continues into a second year.

MEE and agencies (2021-01-12). Covid-19: Lebanon tightens restrictions as cases soar. middleeasteye.net Covid-19: Lebanon tightens restrictions as cases soar | Health officials have warned that Lebanon is quickly running out of beds as coronavirus spread intensifies | Tue, 01/12/2021 – 07: 59 | People wait to get tested for coronavirus at the Covid-19 department of the Nabih Berri university hospital, in the southern Lebanese city of Nabatiyeh, on 9 January 2021 (AFP) | Lebanon has imposed a…

Eds. (2021-01-12). Health professionals issue dire warning that NHS faces biggest crisis since its inception. mronline.org THE NHS is facing its biggest ever crisis, medical professionals and unions warned today, with hospitals at risk of being swamped by coronavirus admissions.

Kuehn BM. (2021-01-12). Health Workers' Antibody Levels Wane After SARS-CoV-2 Infection. jamanetwork.com Antibodies to the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) decline during the weeks after infection, in some cases falling below the threshold for seropositivity within 2 months, according to a national study of health care workers.

Kuehn BM. (2021-01-12). COVID-19 Precautions Hamper Breastfeeding Support. jamanetwork.com Nearly 1 in 5 hospitals reduced in-person lactation support and nearly three-quarters discharged new mothers in less than 48 hours to lessen the risk of contracting severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2, according to a CDC report.

Democracy (2021-01-12). Rep. Jim Jordan Projects His Own Vote Fraud Onto Democrats. indybay.org As Trump in 2020 once again hired Nathan Sproul, vote fraudster whose operatives have gone to jail for throwing away Demcratic voter registrations, Jim Jordan, sitting in the nation's perhaps most gerrymandered district, projected vote crimes onto Democrats.

The Canary (2021-01-12). Fresh strikes by British Gas engineers announced. thecanary.co British Gas engineers are to stage a series of fresh strikes in a dispute over pay and conditions. Members of the GMB union will walk out for 24 hours on 20, 22, 25 and 29 January and 1 February. | The announcement was made at the end of a five-day stoppage by thousands of engineers whose jobs include servicing boilers. | Strike: | They previously voted by 9-1 in favour of industrial action in protest at changes to their pay and conditions. British Gas maintains it is trying to protect jobs, insisting basic pay and pensions are being protected. | A spokesperson for British Gas parent firm Centrica said: We…

_____ (2021-01-12). Driver Lawsuit Says Uber And Lyft's Proposition 22 Is Unconstitutional. popularresistance.org A trio of ride-hail drivers filed a lawsuit in California's Supreme Court on Tuesday alleging Proposition 22 is unconstitutional. The proposition was voted into law by California residents in November and ensures gig workers in the state are classified as independent contractors, rather than employees. | Proposition 22 was authored by gig economy companies, including Uber, Lyft, DoorDash and Instacart, which spent more than $205 million to get the ballot measure passed. It exempts the companies from a state law requiring that they treat their workers as employees. | The proposition has only been in effect for one…

Eds. (2021-01-12). A victory for the movement in the streets: inside Argentina's abortion win. mronline.org On 30 December, Argentina's Senate voted to legalise abortion after many years of mass protests around the issue. In the wake of this important victory, Red Flag spoke to Cele Fierro, an activist with the anti-capitalist feminist group Juntas a la Izquierda and a member of the national leadership of the Movimiento de los Trabajadores (MST) …

Fight Back (2021-01-12). Milwaukee car caravan says: "No to COPS grant, yes to CPAC!" fightbacknews.org Milwaukee, WI – On January 9, nearly 100 people joined a car caravan starting at Kops Park put on by the Milwaukee Alliance Against Racist and Political Repression (MAARPR) to say no to the COPS grant and yes to CPAC (Civilian Police Accountability Council). | The COPS grant would give the Milwaukee Police Department $9.7 million to dedicate 30 officers to Operation Legend, a program that unfairly targets Black and Latino communities. The Milwaukee Common Council voted no to the COPS grant in December only to have Alderperson Nikiya Dodd put it back up for reconsideration. That revote is scheduled for later this…

Peoples Dispatch (2021-01-12). How feminists in Argentina organized and won the right to abortion. peoplesdispatch.org On December 30, Argentina's Senate Peoples Dispatch spoke to Agostina Betes from the Movimiento Popular La Dignidad and Frente Patria Grande the day after the vote to discuss the impressive struggle waged by femi…

news.un (2021-01-12). UN agencies and partners establish global Ebola vaccine stockpile. news.un.org In a major milestone in the fight against deadly diseases, United Nations agencies and humanitarian partners announced on Tuesday, the establishment of a global Ebola vaccine stockpile, to help control future epidemics by ensuring timely access to vaccines for populations at risk, during outbreaks.

news.un (2021-01-12). UN agencies, partners establish global Ebola vaccine stockpile. news.un.org In a major milestone in the fight against deadly diseases, United Nations agencies and humanitarian partners announced on Tuesday, the establishment of a global Ebola vaccine stockpile, to help control future epidemics by ensuring timely access to vaccines for populations at risk, during outbreaks.

RT (2021-01-12). Spain pushes to vaccinate all nursing home residents within a week. rt.com All nursing home residents in Spain are expected to be vaccinated against Covid-19 this week, Health Minister Salvador Illa announced on Tuesday after the government's weekly cabinet meeting. | The country launched its mass vaccination program shortly after the European Medicines Agency (EMA) approved the use of the Pfizer/BioNTech Covid-19 jab in December. | As of Monday, Spain has successfully inoculated 406,000 with the first dose of the two-part vaccine, and health officials are expected to begin the second round of doses from January 18 for patients who fall into the most vulnerable and elderly group. | A…

RT (2021-01-12). Symbolic moment as Russian cosmonauts get jabs of Sputnik V — named for first space satellite — ahead of latest ISS mission. rt.com Cosmonauts traveling to the International Space Station (ISS) in April have been inoculated against Covid-19 with the Sputnik V vaccine, named after the world's first artificial Earth satellite, which was launched by the USSR. | The first shots of the pioneering jab were administered to members of both the main and substitute crews on Tuesday, the Yuri Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center said. The course of Sputnik V requires two injections, with the follow-up administered around 21 days after the initial one. | The men who received the vaccine were Oleg Novitsky, Pyotr Dubrov, Anton Shkaplerov and Dmitry Peteli…

VINS (2021-01-12). COVID-19 Vaccine Producers Seek Liability Immunity. projectcensored.org Hyun Jung Kim reported in a November 2020 report for the Bulletin of Atomic Scientists that adopting Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) to speed development of a vaccine for COVID-19 entails…

Zachary Denman (2021-01-12). Video: Masked Agenda: Dystopian Sci-Fi Short Film. globalresearch.ca Masked Agenda is a dystopian sci-fi short film set after the masks were introduced into society to prevent the spread of the virus. | The vaccine has been found, but is only successful on a few… | Kain is a survivor after …

Abbasi J. (2021-01-12). Broad, Durable Antibody Response in Universal Flu Vaccine Trial. jamanetwork.com An experimental flu vaccine regimen induced lasting antibodies against a range of influenza strains, according to the final results of a phase 1 trial.

Raul Diego (2021-01-12). Africa to Become Testing Ground for "Trust Stamp" Vaccine Record and Biometric Digital Payment System. globalresearch.ca First published on July 10, 2020, this article reviews the biometric vaccine project sponsored by GAVI. | "A new biometric identity platform partnered with the Gates-funded GAVI vaccine alliance and Mastercard will launch in West Africa and combine COVID-19 vaccinations, …

Josef Woss and Niema Movassat (2021-01-12). Strengthening the Welfare State. indybay.org Resist the beginnings of fascism, manipulation and control! Trump's smear campaigns, scapegoating, fear mongering, $8-trillion tax heists, corporate welfare, attacking the poor, minorities, seniors, disabled, children and students have left democracy in intensive care. Helicopter money, a Marshall Plan for journalism and ending wars could revive the indispensable debate culture.

_____ (2021-01-12). US Designates Cuba As A 'Sponsor Of Terrorism'. popularresistance.org The United States announced on Monday January 11 that it will designate Cuba as a state sponsor of terrorism. The move came hours after Secretary of State of the Trump administration, Mike Pompeo, announced that the Yemeni militant group Ansar Allah, commonly known as the Houthis, would be designated as a "foreign terrorist organization." The announcement has been met by widespread condemnation by authorities within Cuba and political leaders and movements worldwide. | Foreign minister Bruno Rodríguez Parrilla wrote on Twitter, "We condemn the hypocritical and cynical announcement by the US to designate Cuba as a…

Daniel Larison (2021-01-12). A Malevolent Decision That Will Kill Countless Yemenis. anti-empire.com The Trump administration is

Jonathan Cook (2021-01-12). Twitter's Ban on Trump Will Deepen the US Tribal Divide. globalresearch.ca Anyone who believes locking President Donald Trump out of his social media accounts will serve as the first step on the path to healing the political divide in the United States is likely to be in for a bitter disappointment….

Betsey Piette (2021-01-12). 'Biden won't save us!'. workers.org Chants of "Cops and Klan work hand-in-hand" and "No Trump, no KKK, no fascist USA" filled the air outside Philadelphia City Hall Jan. 9. Dozens of anti-fascist, pro-socialist demonstrators gathered there for a demonstration denouncing white supremacy and the failed Jan. 6 fascist insurrection in Washington, D.C. Philadelphia, Jan. 9. . . . |

Staff (2021-01-12). Will Lisa Montgomery Die Tonight? Sister Helen Prejean Calls for Trump to Halt Execution Spree. democracynow.org A federal judge has granted a stay of execution for Lisa Montgomery, who was set to become the first woman executed by the federal government in 67 years, but the Trump administration is appealing the decision. Two men are also scheduled to die this week. Since July, when the Trump administration revived the federal death penalty, the U.S. government has executed 10 people — more than in any presidency since 1896. "Time is running out for the Trump administration to go through with these three executions, and they know that, which is why they're very insistent that they happen this week and not after Januar…

Dr. Binoy Kampmark (2021-01-12). Twitter "Nukes Trump". Accuses POTUS of "Incitement of Violence" globalresearch.ca This was Twitter Safety's January 8

Christopher D. Cook (2021-01-12). Trump's Riot Could Expand Security State. progressive.org The tools we create in response to the January 6 insurrection will be used to tamp down mass protest from the left.

Otis Grotewohl (2021-01-12). The fascists, the FBI — and legislators. workers.org Following the right-wing fascist coup attempt — Donald Trump's version of a Nazi "putsch" — one Republican lawmaker was arrested and charged with "entering a restricted area of the U.S. Capitol." On Jan. 8, the FBI arrested Derrick Evans — recently elected into the West Virginia House of Delegates — . . . |

Edward Curtin (2021-01-12). Life Today Seems Like a Dream, Surreal. globalresearch.ca "Something is happening here, | But you don't know what it is, | Do you, Mr. Jones?" | — Bob Dylan | It's hard. | Life today seems like a dream, doesn't it? Surreal to the point where everything seems haunted and betwixt and between, …

Edward Curtin (2021-01-12). Raskolnikov's Dream Come True. dissidentvoice.org Something is happening here, But you don't know what it is, Do you, Mr. Jones? — Bob Dylan, Ballad of a Thin Man, 1965 It's hard. Life today seems like a dream, doesn't it? Surreal to the point where everything seems haunted and betwixt and between, or this against that, or that and this against …

Jeff Schuhrke (2021-01-12). Chicago Teachers Are Considering a Strike Amid Pandemic Surge. zcomm.org Over 10,000 CTU members have pledged their opposition to the reopening plan put forward by the mayor and Chicago Public Schools (CPS), citing serious concerns over safety and transparency…

The Canary (2021-01-12). Health checks for refugees at Bosnia camp after days in cold. thecanary.co Many refugees and refugees staying at a camp in northwestern Bosnia have complained of respiratory and skin infections after spending days in makeshift tents and containers amid freezing weather and snowstorms, aid workers warned.Military tents: Most of the hundreds of refugees stuck at the Lipa facility near Bosnia's border with Croatia have been accommodated in heated military tents following days of uncertainty after a fire gutted most of the camp on 23 December.Bosnia has faced sharp criticism for leaving around 1,000 people without shelter after the blaze.The authorities first said they would move the…

_____ (2021-01-12). Tehran Hits Back After Pompeo Makes Claims About Al Qaeda. popularresistance.org America's "declassifications" of information about Iran are "fictitious," Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has tweeted. It followed US State Secretary Mike Pompeo accusing Iran, without proof, of harboring Al-Qaeda's base. | "Mr. 'we lie, cheat, steal' is pathetically ending his disastrous career with more warmongering lies," Zarif wrote in a fiery message in the wake of Pompeo's statement, referring to the US State Secretary by his infamous 2019 quote. Zarif denounced the Iran "declassifications" and the claims Pompeo made about its links to Al-Qaeda, calling them "fictitious." He also condemned the US' dec…

news.un (2021-01-12). Humanitarians seek $1.3 billion to help millions in war-weary Afghanistan. news.un.org United Nations agencies and humanitarian partners in Afghanistan are seeking $1.3 billion to assist almost 16 million people in need of life-saving assistance as a result of decades of conflict, recurrent natural disasters, and the added health and socio-economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.

RT (2021-01-12). London re-opens Nightingale field hospital as number of Covid-19 patients in capital doubles since Christmas. rt.com The Nightingale hospital in London has been reopened in an urgent bid to ease patient pressure on the capital's health system amid rising Covid-19 cases. However, the capital's health chief has warned the move may not be enough. | The number of people hospitalised with Covid in London is nearly at 8,000 — almost double what it was on Christmas Day, NHS England's Regional Medical Director for London Vin Diwakar said during a Downing Street news briefing on Tuesday. | In response to the caseload, he said the Nightingale field hospital in East London had been re-opened on Monday in an effort to ease some of…

RT (2021-01-12). DarkMarket goes down: Europol closes largest dark web marketplace trading in drugs & malware. rt.com The largest illegal marketplace on the dark web for selling drugs, counterfeit money and malware, DarkMarket, has been taken offline, in a major international operation, the EU's law enforcement agency Europol said on Tuesday. | The law enforcement operation against DarkMarket involved security agencies from Germany, Australia, Denmark, Moldova, Ukraine and the UK, as well as the US, with Europol coordinating their actions and providing operational analysis. | In Germany, officers arrested a 34-year-old Australian man suspected of being the operator of the illegal marketplace. He was taken into custody near th…

RT (2021-01-12). Facebook reinstates Press TV page with 4 million subscribers, hours after mysterious 'FINAL' deletion. rt.com Iranian news outlet PressTV has had its Facebook page restored after appealing the platform's decision to remove it. Boasting over four million followers, the page had been deleted without warning earlier on Tuesday. | The English-language outlet revealed its appeal to Facebook had been successful on Tuesday, just hours after the page had vanished without warning or explanation. | The platform had initially claimed the deletion was not only "final" but that it could not provide any more information than that the page had been removed for "safety and security reasons," Press TV reported earlier in the day. | Al…

Peoples Dispatch (2021-01-12). Bulldozed Mullivaikkal massacre memorial at Jaffna University to be rebuilt after protests. peoplesdispatch.org The memorial was dedicated to the thousands of Tamils who lost their lives in the final phase of the civil war. After attracting widespread protests and international condemnation, the VC agreed to rebuild the monument, pending approval from concerned authorities…

VINS (2021-01-12). Police Drone Surveillance Raises Constitutional Concerns. projectcensored.org Police surveillance by drones is on the rise, posing threats to citizens' rights to free assembly and undermining constitutional protections against unwarranted searches or seizures. As Nick Mottern reported in August…

VINS (2021-01-12). Legal Loopholes Allow US Arms Dealers to Profit from "Atrocities" in Yemen. projectcensored.org For a nation that identifies itself as "protector of the Free World," the United States has been more than willing to sell arms to Saudi Arabia for its war with…

Ben Norton (2021-01-12). US backs al-Qaeda in Yemen while dubbing its Houthi enemies 'terrorists'. thegrayzone.com The US State Department designated Yemen's Houthi movement — the most effective force in fighting al-Qaeda — as a "terrorist" organization. Meanwhile Washington and Saudi Arabia have supported al-Qaeda. The United States government has designated the enemy of al-Qaeda in Yemen as a terrorist organization, after spending years backing al-Qaeda in the country. Like the US-led wars on Syria, Libya, former Yugoslavia, and 1980s Afghanistan, Yemen represents an example of an armed conflict where Washington has supported al-Qaeda and similar …

David Swanson (2021-01-12). Restoring the Threat of Impeachment for Future Office Holders. counterpunch.org In the past 150 years, U.S. presidents have lied, cheated, stolen, warmongered, incited hatred and violence, driven inequality and corruption through the roof, taken over major powers from the Congress and abused them, gained the power of nuclear war and abused it through numerous threats, accelerated the destruction of the earth's environment, failed to protect

John C. A. Manley (2021-01-12). Hyperbolic COVID Modelling Oracle Predicts Nothing More than Typical Winter Flu Season. globalresearch.ca Yesterday, the "We are in a desperate situation, and when you see the [COVID] modelling, you'll fall off your chair," [Ontario Premier] Ford said Friday during a news conference filled with dire warnings of what Ontario faces …

Peoples Dispatch (2021-01-12). Slovenian constitutional court stays massive arms procurement proposal by government. peoplesdispatch.org The right-wing government in Slovenia had planned the procurement of arms worth EUR 780 million for the military to cater to NATO. This had strongly been opposed by the left which had called the proposal unwarranted…

Yanis Iqbal (2021-01-12). Australian War Crimes in Afghanistan: Decivilizing the Coalition Troops. dissidentvoice.org The Inspector-General of the Australian Defence Force Afghanistan Inquiry — released in late 2020 — serves as a barometer for the level of savagery imbibed by imperialist countries in their unending reign of terror against the Global South. The document is the outcome of a four-year investigation, initiated by the military in 2016 and headed by retired …

Cynthia Chung (2021-01-12). The Origins of America's Secret Police. dissidentvoice.org Nothing to Excess, Surety Brings Ruin — inscribed at the Temple of Apollo at Delphi Many are aware of the Apollo at Delphi inscription and associate it as words of wisdom; after all, the Temple at Delphi was at the center of global intelligence. Kings, emperors, statesmen, generals from all quarters of the ancient world …

Philip Giraldi (2021-01-12). In Search of Enemies. Joe Biden's Foreign Policy and National Security Team. globalresearch.ca What occurred at the United States Capitol last week was surely reprehensible, but to my mind the real enduring damage that was done to our form of government took place in a basement in Wilmington Delaware where president-designate Joe Biden…

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. (2021-01-12). "Beyond Vietnam", Silence is Betrayal: Martin Luther King's Historic 1967 Speech. globalresearch.ca Very few Americans are aware of the historical 1999 civil law suit of the King Family against the US Government. (Shelby County Court, Tenn.), Martin Luther King was assassinated in a high level conspiracy on the orders of key agencies of the US government…

Ed Rampell (2021-01-12). By Any Means Necessary: The FBI vs. Civil Rights. progressive.org This new documentary offers a behind-the-scenes look at the agency's dirty war against the 'Black Messiah.'

Lisa Gilbert (2021-01-12). A Bill for a Democracy in Crisis. progressive.org Our clearest pathway toward a new and more equitable democracy would be to pass the 'For The People Act.'

VINS (2021-01-12). COVID-19 Pandemic Spurs Rise in Hidden Foster Care. projectcensored.org The COVID-19 pandemic has "put roadblocks in the way of approval of family members as foster parents," Angie Schwartz and Cathy Krebs reported for the American Bar Association in June…

Abbasi J. (2021-01-12). Mixed Findings in Pediatric Neuroblastoma CAR-T Therapy Trial. jamanetwork.com An experimental chimeric antigen receptor T-cell (CAR-T) therapy was well tolerated without off-tumor effects in a trial involving children with relapsed or refractory neuroblastoma. Although the treatment did not achieve a prespecified clinical response, and some participants have since died, the research suggests a way forward for solid tumor CAR T-cell therapy, a major oncology goal.

MEE staff (2021-01-12). 'Horrific barbarism': UK to ban Chinese imports linked to forced Uighur labour. middleeasteye.net 'Horrific barbarism': UK to ban Chinese imports linked to forced Uighur labour | Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab says China's use of forced Uighur prison labour is 'truly horrific barbarism we had hoped lost to another era' | Tue, 01/12/2021 – 18: 41 | Protesters at a rally in Hong Kong in support of the Uighur minority in China, December 2019 (AFP/File photo) | The United Kingdom has accused China of human rig…

Peoples Dispatch (2021-01-12). Indian farmers' organizations reject Supreme Court intervention, will continue protest. peoplesdispatch.org India's Supreme Court stayed the implementation of the three farm laws that have led to huge protests across the country. It also formed a committee to hold discussions. However, farmers' organizations say the onus is on the government to repeal the laws…

Death Penalty Abolition (2021-01-12). Biden Asked To Withdraw ProExecution Garland As AG. indybay.org Biden chose for AG Merrick Garland, who as a prosecutor called for the death penalty and was instrumental in the passage of the unconstitutional 96 pro execution law, who denied GTMO prisoner rights, upheld draconian marijuana regulations, denied most prisoner mercy appeals, and paved the way for Citizens United ruling that $ is speech.

Brian Tashman (2021-01-12). As Sheriffs Quit ICE, Joe Biden Can Lead the Way in Restoring Trust. aclu.org This month, two newly-elected sheriffs canceled contracts with Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). The sheriffs in Gwinnett County, Georgia and Charleston County, South Carolina were

Norman Solomon (2021-01-12). Denouncing Republican evils can't do much for the Biden presidency without demanding progressive policies. nationofchange.org As Biden prepares to move into the White House, progressives are in much better shape to put up a fight — not only against the right wing but also against corporate Democratic elites.

James O'Neill (2021-01-12). The Leopard Doesn't Change its Spots: US Foreign Policy Under Biden. dissidentvoice.org It is a great pity that the Australian mainstream media is so narrow in its choice of sources for stories to appear on its pages and in its telecasts. This point was vividly brought home to me when I read in the English language version of the Russian website Pravda.ru (truth) about the alleged killing …

David Bacon (2021-01-12). Housing Is a Right. During a Pandemic, It's Also a Fight. thenation.com Housing Is a Right. During a Pandemic, It's Also a Fight.

Eliza Egret (2021-01-12). The mainstream media shows its usual racial bias around Covid policing. thecanary.co You will have probably seen the recent news Derbyshire police sent seven officers to confront two women on a walk at a reservoir. | Jessica Allen and Eliza Moore were read their rights and fined £200 each…

_____ (2021-01-12). Transit Unions Join Forces To Win Safety Protections And Beat Back Layoffs. popularresistance.org Transit workers have been hit hard by the pandemic. Last year at least 100 from the Amalgamated Transit Union and 131 from the Transport Workers lost their lives to Covid-19. | Before Covid, transit unions in the Bay Area—six ATU locals, and one local each of TWU and the Teamsters—often faced their individual struggles in isolation. But during the pandemic, these locals united across the region and came together with riders to demand protections for all. | That unity forced reluctant politicians to make Covid safety a priority. It also set the stage for the unions and riders to team up again to stave…

news.un (2021-01-12). Humanitarian crisis looms in Madagascar amid drought and pandemic. news.un.org In southern Madagascar, "famine-like conditions" have doubled the number of people in need of humanitarian assistance compared with last year, to more than 1.3 million. Successive droughts and a lack of jobs linked to COVID-19 restrictions are to blame, the World Food Programme (WFP) said on Tuesday.

RT (2021-01-12). A Russian Strain: Covid-19 found to have mutated 18 different times in one person, with some never seen before. rt.com A Russian woman with a malignant lymphoma, who battled Covid-19 for five months, was found to have 18 different mutations of the virus inside her body. She first caught it in April and last tested positive in September. | The revelation was made last week, when Russian scientists published their research on Virological, a discussion forum for analysis and interpretation of virus molecular evolution and epidemiology. Contributors from four universities and one hospital analyzed the woman's genome and found two of the Danish 'mink mutations,' as well as one recently discovered in the UK. | With so many changes,…

Art Carden (2021-01-12). COVID Lesson: Some Animals Are More Equal Than Others. anti-empire.com After they successfully take over Manor Farm, the animals in George Orwell's Whatever goes upon two legs is an enemy. | Whatever goes upon four legs, or has wings, is a friend. | No animal shall wear clothes. | No animal shall sleep in a bed. | No animal shall drink alcohol. | No anima…

Betsey Piette (2021-01-12). Free Maroon! Jan. 18 day of actions. workers.org Prison abolitionists in several Northeast cities are organizing "Justice Is Dead" car caravans on Martin Luther King Jr. Day to demand an end of "Death by COVID" in prisons. The Jan. 18 actions will target governors in New York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania, who have allowed genocidal prison neglect to . . . |

David DeGraw (2021-01-12). COVID Tests Scientifically Fraudulent, Epidemic of "False Positives" globalresearch.ca First published by GR on August 5, 2020 | Polymerase Chain Reaction (RT-PCR) tests are used worldwide to "diagnose" Sars-Cov-2 infection. An in-depth investigation reveals clear scientific evidence proving that these tests are not accurate and create a statistically significant …

David DeGraw (2021-01-12). National Security Alert: COVID Tests Scientifically Fraudulent, Epidemic of False Positives. globalresearch.ca First published by GR on August 5, 2020 | Polymerase Chain Reaction (RT-PCR) tests are used worldwide to "diagnose" Sars-Cov-2 infection. An in-depth investigation reveals clear scientific evidence proving that these tests are not accurate and create a statistically significant …

VINS (2021-01-12). Online Monitoring of Students During Pandemic Raises Concerns. projectcensored.org As students across the nation attend school online via video sharing programs due to COVID-19 restrictions on in-person education, government officials are "being allowed carte blanche visual access" to students'…

Jaklevic M. (2021-01-12). Pandemic Spotlights In-home Colon Cancer Screening Tests. jamanetwork.com This article describes efforts to increase the use of in-home stool-based colon cancer screening during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Sandra Park (2021-01-12). Tenants' Right to Counsel is Critical to Fight Mass Evictions and Advance Race Equity During the Pandemic and Beyond. aclu.org As the COVID-19 pandemic stretches on and worsens, people across the country face the devastation left in its wake. The public health and economic consequences of the pandemic have cost millions of people their jobs and the ability to pay rent — leaving far too many renters facing the added threat of eviction and losing their homes., , The patchwork of responses has yet to slow down the eviction crisis thus far. Congress first responded through the CARES Act by putting a halt on evictions with a moratorium for a fraction of tenants across the country, but this expired in July 2020. In September, the Cent…

Al Neal (2021-01-12). In the UK too, teachers lead the way on Covid safety. peoplesworld.org &nbsp…

VINS (2021-01-12). Charter Schools "Highjacked" More Than $1 Billion in CARES Relief Intended for Small Businesses. projectcensored.org During the COVID-19 pandemic, the charter school industry has sought small business relief aid that was earmarked for minority-owned businesses and redirected it to schools that "further isolate Black families,"…

VINS (2021-01-12). Israel Throttles Gazan Fishing. projectcensored.org In defiance of the Oslo Accord, Israel has consistently repressed Gaza's fishing industry by restricting access to the sea. On August 16th 2020, the Israeli navy declared that the Gaza Sea would be a closed military zone. As such, it is currently illegal for Gazans to fish off their shores, effectively starving Palestinians living in the already food insecure Gaza Strip. After the August closure, a group of fishermen from Gaza decided a few days later that they would take the chance and go fishing about three miles off the Gaza shore. The Israeli navy began blasting bullets as soon as the group of fishermen had c…

Yuri Martins Fontes (2021-01-12). Um marxista da América ao mundo: Mariátegui vivo a 90 anos de sua morte (II). globalresearch.ca Apresentados o período de formaàßà£o e o panorama histórico em que viveu Mariátegui, vejamos agora alguns tópicos de sua interpretaàßà£o histórica da questà£o nacional peruana e latino-americana, bem como os principais traàßos de sua filosofia política. | Conforme já apontado, o …

WSWS repost (2021-01-12). Google engineers form CWA-affiliated union. indybay.org Kevin Reed at the World Socialist Web Site reads the fine print behind the creation of the new Google employee union. | He explains why Google employees and other tech workers should organize independently and refuse being manipulated by ruling class interests.

Juan Cole (2021-01-12). The armed Accelerationists are Coming. zcomm.org Neo-Nazis and Boogaloo Bois plan another Insurrection Jan. 20…

VINS (2021-01-12). Prescription Drug Costs Set to Become Leading Cause of Death in the US. projectcensored.org More than 1.1 million seniors in the Medicare program could die prematurely over the next decade because they cannot afford the exorbitant prices of prescription medications. As Kenny Stancil reported…

Karen Conner (2021-01-12). PREVIEW: What to Look for in the December Consumer Price Index. cepr.net The resurgence of the pandemic had a major impact on the economy last month, as we saw in the December jobs report. This means that we are likely to see some of the pandemic-specific price effects that occurred in the spring, although they will not be as pronounced, since the December hit was nowhere near …

VINS (2021-01-12). Grave Threats to Amazon Rainforest from Domestic Industries and Global Capital. projectcensored.org A 2020 report from Amazon Watch, titled "Complicity In Destruction III," shows how global corporations contribute to the violation of Indigenous peoples' rights in the Brazilian Amazon. The report identifies…

Peter Koenig (2021-01-12). The Global Reset — Unplugged. "The Deep State" globalresearch.ca Imagine, you are living in a world that you are told is a democracy — and you may even believe it — but in fact your life and fate is in the hands of a few ultra-rich, ultra-powerful and ultra-inhuman oligarchs. They may be called Deep State, or simply the Beast, …

Peter Koenig (2021-01-12). The World Economic Forum (WEF) and the "Jobs Reset Summit"- A New Outrage in Disguise. globalresearch.ca The World Economic Forum's (WEF) Jobs Reset Summit report (October 2020) starts out with some flowery wording. You have to give it to them. | They have a way with meaningless niceties, hardly anybody beats them. | Here we go for the …

Norman Solomon (2021-01-12). Denouncing Republican Evils Isn't Enough. indybay.org Demanding progressive policies is essential…

Stephen Lendman (2021-01-12). Can a Former US President be Impeached and Convicted? globalresearch.ca The Constitution is unclear on this issue. | Professor of Politics Keith Whittington argued as follows: | "Impeachments are to protect the republic from dangerous officeholders…" | "(T)he ability to disqualify a former officer who has been demonstrated to have committed grave abuses …

Clio Chang (2021-01-12). The Hidden Workers of Silicon Valley. thenation.com Moira Weigel and Ben Tarnoff's Voices From the Valley examines how the tech world has redefined our understanding work.

Jasmine Norden (2021-01-12). Marcus Rashford calls out 'not good enough' free school meal parcels. thecanary.co Marcus Rashford and other food poverty campaigners have called out inadequate free school meal parcels. | Several members of the public said the hampers did not contain enough food, and they would rather have vouchers. | The Department for Education has since Then imagine we expect the children to engage in learning from home. Not to mention the parents who, at times, have to teach them who probably haven't eaten at all so their chi…

MEE staff (2021-01-12). Israel is an 'apartheid' state, says the country's leading human rights group. middleeasteye.net Israel is an 'apartheid' state, says the country's leading human rights group | B'Tselem's latest report analyses Israel's efforts to cement 'supremacy of Jews over Palestinians' while operating under the veil of democracy | Tue, 01/12/2021 – 10: 55 | A member of Israel's security forces takes pictures as Palestinian demonstrators try to reach their lands confiscated by Israeli authorities during a protest in…

Global Research News (2021-01-12). Selected Articles: Can a Former US President be Impeached and Convicted? globalresearch.ca By Professor of Politics Keith Whittington argued as follows: "(T)he ability to disqualify a former officer who has been demonstrated to have committed grave abuses …

RT (2021-01-12). Sentences of 'extremist' group that planned armed takeover of Russia slashed weeks after Putin intervenes on human rights grounds. rt.com Four men at the center of a plot to overthrow the Russian government by force have had their sentences reduced by a Moscow court on Tuesday. All but one are currently serving a long term in a penal colony for their involvement.

Anti-Empire (2021-01-12). APOCALYPTIC PLAGUE: Sweden's Overall 2020 Death Rate Was Same as in 2015. anti-empire.com Behold: | Yes, it's a little higher than in 2018, 2019. Precisely because the flu seasons in those years were uncharacteristically mild and

Dave Clements (2021-01-12). Lockdowns Destroy the Very Communities in Which Our Lives Have Meaning. anti-empire.com During this seemingly endless

Nadda Osman (2021-01-12). Egypt: Prison sentences overturned for TikTok influencers. middleeasteye.net Egypt: Prison sentences overturned for TikTok influencers | Young women originally convicted of 'violating public morals' in case internationally condemned | Tue, 01/12/2021 – 14: 39 | The Egyptian content creators were originally charged with 'violating public morals' (AFP) | Cairo's Economic Appeals Court overturned the prison sentences of TikTok content creators Haneen Hossam and Mowada al-Adham on Tu…

Aseel Jundi (2021-01-12). The Moroccans of Jerusalem shocked by Rabat normalisation with Israel. middleeasteye.net The Moroccans of Jerusalem shocked by Rabat normalisation with Israel | Residents of the destroyed Old City neighbourhood recall the long history of their community as they reflect on Morocco's newly official ties with Israel | Tue, 01/12/2021 – 09: 59 | Abd al-Latif Sayyid, a member of Jerusalem's Moroccan-Palestinian community, was disappointed by news of Rabat's normalisation with Israel (MEE/As…

Rayhan Uddin (2021-01-12). Palestinian activist wins legal battle to have name removed from World-Check 'terror list'. middleeasteye.net Palestinian activist wins legal battle to have name removed from World-Check 'terror list' | Zaher Birawi receives damages from financial database after it 'wrongly and unjustly' linked him to terrorism | Tue, 01/12/2021 – 16: 30 | Zaher Birawi, the chairman of London-based Palestine advocacy group Europal Forum, won a legal battle against World-Check financial database (Twitter/screenshot) | A Palest…

MEE staff (2021-01-12). Gym, spa and snooker: Egyptians condemn 'seven-star prison' for Mubarak officials. middleeasteye.net Gym, spa and snooker: Egyptians condemn 'seven-star prison' for Mubarak officials | Former prisoner reveals Mubarak's sons and aides were in luxury jails, prompting accusations of discrimination against prisoners of conscience | Tue, 01/12/2021 – 14: 49 | Alaa (left) and Gamal Mubarak, the sons of ousted president Hosni Mubarak, arrive for their trial on corruption charges in Cairo, 9 July 2012. They were rele…

CP Editor (2021-01-12). Behind These Prison Walls. counterpunch.org

John Wojcik (2021-01-12). Legislation opens path to removing insurrectionist Senators Hawley and Cruz. peoplesworld.org At least partially under the radar yesterday was a move by a newly elected member of the House that has opened the door to use of Section 3 of the 14th Amendment to the Constitution to remove from office two top instigators of the fascist insurrection at the Capitol last week. That section of the …

Liberation Staff (2021-01-12). Off-duty Austin cop kills Alex Gonzales, shoots fiancé, endangers their baby. liberationnews.org Austin PD's version of events is contradictory and nonsensical on multiple levels.

IMEMC News (2021-01-12). Former Political Prisoner Dies From Cancer That Went Untreated In Prison. imemc.org The Palestinian Detainees and Ex-Detainees Committee has reported that a young Palestinian man who was only released from Israeli detention camps a few months ago, had died, on Monday evening, from cancer that went untreated while he was held captive. The Committee stated that Mohammad Eyada Salahuddin, 20, from Hizma town, east of the occupied …

IMEMC News (2021-01-12). Israeli Soldiers Bulldoze Palestinian Lands Near Nablus. imemc.org Israeli soldiers bulldozed, Tuesday, large areas of Palestinian farmlands in Einabus village, south of the northern West Bank city of Nablus. Ghassan Daghlas, a Palestinian official in charge of monitoring Israel's illegal colonialist activities in northern West Bank, said the Israeli bulldozers uprooting the lands in the Abu Miladi area, north of the village. He …

Liberation Staff (2021-01-12). Off-duty Austin, Texas cop kills Alex Gonzales, shoots fiancé, endangers their baby. liberationnews.org Austin PD's version of events is contradictory and nonsensical on multiple levels.

Caleb Granger (2021-01-12). Sexual assault rampant in ICE detention centers across Texas. liberationnews.org Across the state of Texas, women have been brutalized, beaten and deported before they were able to testify against their abusers.

Robert Hunziker (2021-01-12). An Exhausted Planet Limps Into 2021. counterpunch.org Early this new year, the Alliance of World Scientists (13,700 strong) delivered a biting report, not mincing words: "Scientists now find that catastrophic climate change could render a significant portion of the Earth uninhabitable consequent to continued high emissions, self-reinforcing climate feedback loops and looming tipping points." (Source: William J. Ripple, et al, The Climate Emergency: 2020 in Review, Scientific American, January 6, 2021)

IMEMC News (2021-01-12). PPS: "Israeli Soldiers Abduct Fourteen Palestinians In West Bank" imemc.org The Palestinian Prisoners' Society (PPS) has reported that Israeli soldiers abducted, on Tuesday at dawn, fourteen Palestinians from their homes in several parts of the occupied West Bank, after the army broke into and ransacked dozens of homes. The PPS office in Tulkarem, in northern West Bank, said the soldiers abducted Mohammad Wasfi Jallad, 54, …

IMEMC News (2021-01-12). Israeli Colonists Attack Cars, Injure Palestinian In The Eye, Near Nablus. imemc.org Dozens of fanatic illegal Israeli colonists attacked, on Monday evening, many Palestinian cars, west of the northern West Bank city of Nablus, causing damage and wounding one man in the eye. Ghassan Daghlas, a Palestinian official who monitors Israel's colonialist activities in northern West Bank, said the colonists hurled rocks at Palestinian cars near Surra …

IMEMC News (2021-01-12). Soldiers Confiscate Heavy Machinery In Jordan Valley. imemc.org Israeli soldiers invaded, Tuesday, the village of Kardala, in the northern Jordan Valley of the occupied West Bank, and confiscated equipment, including heavy machinery, while working on rehabilitating a road. Aref Daraghma, a local nonviolent activist, said several army jeeps invaded the village, and confiscated the machinery and equipment, belonging to a contracting company tasked …

Project Censored (2021-01-12). Kevin Gosztola and Michael D. Knox. projectcensored.org This week's program begins with Kevin Gosztola's analysis of the recent UK court rulings about Julian Assange; although the judge refused to allow Assange's extradition to the U.S., Gosztola says…

Capire (2021-01-12). Colonial occupation and patriarchy in Palestine: interview with Ruba Odeh. peoplesdispatch.org The Capire team spoke with Ruba Odeh, from the International Committee of the World March of Women representing the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) and member of the

Peoples Dispatch (2021-01-12). Afghan forces accused of killing 18 civilians in night airstrike. peoplesdispatch.org Military officials claimed a day later that the airstrike carried out in southern Nimrud province had targeted Taliban insurgents. However, local authorities have refuted these claims and on Monday, the president expressed grief over the death of the civilians…

Nick Pemberton (2021-01-12). You Say You Want A Revolution. zcomm.org The revolution is bigger than any of us. So we must go on, in spite of ourselves, to a better tomorrow…

Our Readers (2021-01-12). Letters From the January 25/February 1, 2021, Issue. thenation.com Letters From the January 25/February 1, 2021, Issue…

Anti Police-Terror Project (2021-01-12). Monday 1/18: Mass Caravan to Reclaim MLK's Radical Legacy. indybay.org We will meet at the Oakland Port, near Middle Harbor Shoreline Park, and drive in a car caravan to East Oakland. Online stream w/ ASL interpretation will be available.

People for the American Way (2021-01-12). Thursday 1/14: Unpacking the Insurrection w/ People for the American Way. indybay.org Online event…

Santa Cruz Food Not Bombs (2021-01-12). Monday 1/18: Martin Luther King Jr Day Concert. indybay.org 301 Front St, Santa Cruz…

Anti Police-Terror Project (2021-01-12). Reclaiming the Radical Legacy of Dr. King: APTP to Lead 7th ÔªøÔªøAnnual Weekend of Action. indybay.org Weekend Culminates with King Day Car Caravan from the Port of Oakland to Eastmont Mall to #REfundREstoreREimagine our Communities…

Poor People's Campaign & Morehouse College (2021-01-12). Thursday 1/28: King 2021 Lecture & Conversation on Racism, Poverty, Militarism & More w/ Justice Leaders. indybay.org Online event…

SMC Tenant Council, JDW Tenant Union, others (2021-01-12). Monday 1/18: ZAP-ATHON Online Action to Cancel Rent and Ban Evictions! indybay.org Virtual!

National Union of the Homeless, PPC, NVMA (2021-01-12). Friday 1/15: Honoring MLK Jr. & Movement to End Poverty Then and Now w/ NUH, NVMA & PPC. indybay.org Online event via livestream…

Strike Debt Bay Area (2021-01-12). Saturday 2/6: Strike Debt Bay Area Book Group: Re-enchanting the World… indybay.org Online, via Zoom…

Keith Wilson (2021-01-12). Wednesday 1/20: I Get Results! Frank Moore for President 2008. indybay.org Cushion Works | 3320 18th Street | San Francisco, CA…

American Indian Resource Center at UCSC (2021-01-12). Friday 1/22: Indigemedia: Navigating Native American Representation in Film and Media. indybay.org Online, register here: docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSd7y2ST…

Manlio Dinucci (2021-01-12). Trent'anni fa la guerra del Golfo. globalresearch.ca Trent'anni fa, nelle prime ore del 17 gennaio 1991, iniziava nel Golfo Persico l'operazione ´Tempesta del deserto ª, la guerra contro l'Iraq che apriva la sequenza delle guerre del dopo guerra fredda. Essa viene lanciata dagli Usa e dai loro alleati …

Gary M. Kramer (2021-01-12). "MLK/FBI" director: "White men in power are frightened of losing their control of America" salon.com Director Sam Pollard spoke to Salon about breaking the FBI myth and how the investigation relates to racism today…

Jerry Redfern (2021-01-12). New Mexico's Economists: "Like It or Not, We're at the Tail End of the Fossil Fuel Age." zcomm.org Right now, more than 40% of the state's income relies on the boom-and-bust fortunes of oil and gas. Now, according to a trio of New Mexico's leading economists, the time has come to change course…

Eliza Egret (2021-01-12). It's just days into 2021, and already a Black man has died after being in police custody. thecanary.co This is 24-year-old Mohamud Mohammed Hassan. On the evening of Saturday 9 January, Mohamud died suddenly, after being released from police custody earlier that day. | Mohamud had been arrested on Friday night and was released

The Secret Teacher (2021-01-12). Secret Teacher | The exhausting reality of school life under lockdown. thecanary.co What. A. Week. | Teaching in inner London is exhausting at the best of times, and these times are anything but the best of anything. | Mixed messages: | The week before the festive break, my primary school was informed that we were to stay open, no matter what. Planning was undertaken and arrangements made for thirty children to arrive back in each classroom come January 4th. Having already been threatened with legal action by our beloved education minister if we failed to open, it was a no-brainer that we'd have to have our classrooms ready for physical sessions. All this despite the fact that our boroug…

sputniknews (2021-01-12). Project Veritas Leaks Tape of PBS Staffer Appearing to Spew 'Radicalism', Incite Political Violence. sputniknews.com Following a backlash, The Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) rolled out a statement saying that a staffer who appeared to incite violence was no longer employed at the company, adding that the worker did not speak on behalf of the organisation.

sputniknews (2021-01-12). US Cancer Death Rate Fell by Record 2.4% From 2017 to 2018 – Report. sputniknews.com The latest data reveals that there were an estimated 1.8 million new cancer cases diagnosed and more than 600,000 cancer deaths in the US in 2020. The American Cancer Society predicts that 1.9 million new cancer cases will be diagnosed this year and that more than 600,000 Americans will die from cancer in 2021.

sputniknews (2021-01-12). Syrian State Media Reports 'Israeli Aggression' on Areas in Deir Ezzor, Abu Kamal. sputniknews.com Earlier in the month, Syrian state media reported that the country's Air Defense systems responded to an Israeli attack in the southern part of the city of Damascus.

_____ (2021-01-12). Eviction Moratorium Is A Useful Lesson In How Reform Happens. popularresistance.org It didn't make a lot of headlines, but in the recent stimulus and government funding deal, Congress extended what is probably the most significant federal housing policy in a generation: the nationwide eviction moratorium. We should study how it came to be, because it illustrates how working class people successfully influence public policy through collective action outside the political process. | Originally implemented by the CDC in September, the moratorium is obviously imperfect in a number of ways: it is clearly designed to be narrowly targeted at "deserving" tenants and to compel people to pay what they can…

news.un (2021-01-12). Peru: UN rights office decries excessive use of force in November protests. news.un.org Police in Peru used unnecessary and excessive force during protests in the capital last November challenging the legitimacy of the interim President, a report published on Tuesday by the UN Human Rights Office, OHCHR has found.

news.un (2021-01-12). UN refugee agency calls for 'new chapter for refugee protection' across Europe. news.un.org As Portugal assumes the presidency of the European Union (EU), to be followed by Slovenia later this year, the UN refugee Agency (UNHCR) on Tuesday called on them to lead the effort to forge a better protection system for those seeking refuge across the continent and beyond.

news.un (2021-01-12). UN counter-terrorism chief urges continued vigilance against 'real' ongoing threat. news.un.org Despite important strikes against terrorism over the past two decades, including in bringing perpetrators to justice and disrupting additional attacks, countries cannot afford to let down their guard, the UN's counter-terrorism chief told a virtual meeting of the Security Council on Tuesday.

_____ (2021-01-12). State Propaganda in Action — Boris Johnson the 'Liberal'. truepublica.org.uk By Sam Fowles: Those saying that what's happening in the US couldn't happen here should take a look at the record of Boris Johnson. In the past fortnight the UK has left the EU and plunged into a third lockdown (the latter some two weeks after doing so was recommended by the government's medical advisers), …

WSWS (2021-01-12). Workers Struggles: The Americas. wsws.org Some 5,000 workers at Interjet airlines struck airports in four cities to demand back wages while hospital nurses in Boston are staging pickets to demand safe staff to patient ratios…

Abbasi J. (2021-01-12). Promising Strategies for Sickle Cell Disease and β-Thalassemia. jamanetwork.com Genetic approaches against sickle cell disease (SCD) and transfusion-dependent β-thalassemia (TDT) increased fetal hemoglobin and appeared to improve clinical outcomes in 2 small early trials, researchers reported in the New England Journal of Medicine.

Kim F, Maynard C, Dezfulian C, et al. (2021-01-12). Effect of Out-of-Hospital Sodium Nitrite on Survival to Hospital Admission After Cardiac Arrest. jamanetwork.com This randomized trial compares the effects of paramedic-administered parenteral sodium nitrite (45 mg vs 60 mg) vs placebo on survival to hospital admission among adult patients with out-of-hospital pulseless collapse and cardiac arrest.

VINS (2021-01-12). Securing a Quantum Security Ecosystem. projectcensored.org Quantum computing threatens "the security on which our digital ecosystem is built," Vikram Sharma and William Dixon wrote for the World Economic Forum in August 2020. To counter this threat, they wrote, requires a "global community of stakeholders" to promote safe, secure quantum applications. | Quantum computers use quantum mechanics to perform computations much more efficiently, and therefore faster, than standard ("classical") computers can. The enhanced power of quantum computers puts at risk much of the cryptography that underpins our global digital security system. | New quantum-enabled technologies "can pr…

VINS (2021-01-12). Popular Seafood Contaminated with Microplastics, Australian Study Finds. projectcensored.org Researchers at the University of Exeter and the University of Queensland's QUEX Institute have found microplastics in crabs, oysters, prawns, squid, and sardines sold as seafood in Australian markets, according…

Amanda Mills (2021-01-12). US air pollution regulation saved over 1.5 billion birds. nationofchange.org "Our research shows that the benefits of environmental regulation have likely been underestimated."

Peoples Dispatch (2021-01-12). US designates Cuba as a "sponsor of terrorism" peoplesdispatch.org The United States Foreign minister Bruno Rodríguez Parrilla wrote on

Graham Peebles (2021-01-12). The Collective Shame of Global Hunger. dissidentvoice.org We live in a world of plenty, resource rich, financially wealthy, but, despite this abundance an estimated 700 million people go hungry every day. Millions more are food insecure, meaning they may have food today, but have no idea if they will have any tomorrow or next week. Additional millions can only afford nutritionally barren, …

VINS (2021-01-12). Oath Keepers Mobilize Police and Militia Members Nationwide. projectcensored.org The Oath Keepers, founded in 2009, is a right-wing militant group that now has some 25,000 members. Founder Steven Rhodes told journalist Mike Giglio, who reported for The Atlantic in…

VINS (2021-01-12). Mothers in Israel Hold Police Accountable for Inaction on Murdered Palestinians. projectcensored.org Palestinians account for approximately twenty percent of Israel's total population, but in 2019 more than 67% of the officially reported murders in Israel involved Palestinian victims. In response, Palestinian mothers…

Robert J. Burrowes (2021-01-12). For Whom the Bell Tolls: The State of Planet Earth at Year's End 2020. globalresearch.ca In 1624, English poet John Donne penned his famous poem

Editor (2021-01-12). Eternal Damn Nation. 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… |

VINS (2021-01-12). California Overlooks Formerly Incarcerated Firefighters. projectcensored.org During California's 2020 wildfire crisis, the state exploited prison labor to meet a labor shortage in fire fighters. As VICE's Motherboard reported in September 2020, even as California recruited fire crews from six other states and from Israel, Mexico, and Australia, the current labor shortage was "brought on by the state itself." Though California's reliance on low-paid incarcerated firefighters is "well documented," after they are released from prison "institutional barriers" prevent them from becoming full-time professional firefighters. | As Motherboard reported, inmate firefighters typically make up betwee…

Balhara KS, Irvin N. (2021-01-12). "The Guts to Really Look at It"—Medicine and Race in Robert Colescott's Emergency Room. jamanetwork.com This Arts and Medicine feature describes the use of the painting Emergency Room, by Robert Colescott, to broach uncomfortable discussions with emergency medicine trainees and faculty about organized medicine's contribution to racial injustice and inequity, past and present.

The Global Research Team (2021-01-12). Global Research: The Silencing of Independent Media. We Need Your Help. globalresearch.ca We are currently facing an unprecedented threat to the independent media and freedom on the Internet. An increasing number of search engines & social media implement algorithms which are negatively biased against independent news and analysis websites such as Global …

Insogna IG, Lanes A, Lee MS, et al. (2021-01-12). Association of Fresh vs Cryopreserved-Thawed Embryo Transfers With Live Birth Rate After Assisted Reproduction. jamanetwork.com This cohort study uses US national registry data to compare the association of fresh vs cryopreserved-thawed embryo transfer and live birth rates among women undergoing assisted reproduction technology (ART) procedures using freshly retrieved donor oocytes between 2014 and 2017.

VINS (2021-01-12). Loophole in New Jersey Law Protects Police Officers from Misconduct Charges. projectcensored.org A 2007 state law inadvertently protects police officers in New Jersey from accountability for misconduct, Andrew Ford reported for ProPublica and the Asbury Park Press in September 2020. Between 2013…

Justin Trouble (2021-01-12). Video: Police Allowing Some People into the Capitol. globalresearch.ca More video footage of Wednesday January 6, 2021 | VIDEO | . | . …

splcenter (2021-01-12). SPLC Senior Fellow: Racial bias in U.S. policing is a national security threat. splcenter.org &nbsp…

Greg Roest (2021-01-12). Payments to Alaskans are Not a UBI. realprogressives.org Supporters of a federally funded Universal Basic Income (UBI) often incorrectly point to the dividends paid from Alaska's Permanent Fund Corporation (APFC) as a proof of concept. This view is detached from reality in both scale and operation. Looking at Alaska for a federal model does not utilize our existing capability to provide a better life for all people and looking elsewhere for a federal model requires the study of macroeconomics and oppression. Further, calls for a UBI should not be conflated with a basic income underneath the umbrella of a Federal Job Guarantee (FJG), and alongside enshrined universal…

Goff DC. (2021-01-12). Pharmacologic Treatment of Schizophrenia in 2021. jamanetwork.com This JAMA Insights review summarizes medication options for patients with schizophrenia, including formulations and adverse effects of first- and second-generation antipsychotic drugs, and the psychosocial and rehabilitation interventions to improve treatment adherence and outcomes.

jamanetwork (2021-01-12). Glaucoma—Topical Drug Summary. jamanetwork.com This Medical Letter review summarizes topical drug treatments for glaucoma by class, formulation, dosage, and cost.

Stein JD, Khawaja AP, Weizer JS. (2021-01-12). Glaucoma in Adults—Screening, Diagnosis, and Management. jamanetwork.com This narrative review provides an update on the epidemiology, pathophysiology, screening, diagnosis, treatment, and prognosis of glaucoma.

Perakslis E, Ginsburg GS. (2021-01-12). Digital Health—The Need to Assess Benefits, Risks, and Value. jamanetwork.com This Viewpoint reviews the regulatory, ethical, and security issues attending the explosive growth in digital health technologies (apps, devices, and systems) and proposes a framework for evaluating the benefits, risks, and value of these new tools before recommending them for routine clinical care.

WSWS (2021-01-12). Workers Struggles, the Americas. wsws.org Some 5,000 workers at Interjet airlines struck airports in four cities to demand back wages while hospital nurses in Boston are staging pickets to demand safe staff to patient ratios…

Arterburn DE, Kushner RF, Courcoulas AP. (2021-01-12). Long-term Complications of Bariatric Surgery—Reply. jamanetwork.com In Reply Dr Weiss calls attention to 2 health conditions—nephrolithiasis and osteoporosis—after bariatric procedures, which we did not cover in our review.

Hirai AH, Ko JY, Owens PL, et al. (2021-01-12). Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome and Maternal Opioid-Related Diagnoses in the US, 2010-2017. jamanetwork.com This study uses US national hospital database data to update estimates of prevalence of neonatal abstinence syndrome and maternal opioid-related diagnoses between 2010 and 2017, and to describe state-level variation and associated lengths of stay and costs.

Huynh PP, Ishii LE, Ishii M. (2021-01-12). Patient Information: Prolactinomas. jamanetwork.com This JAMA Patient Page describes the symptoms of prolactinomas, benign tumors of the pituitary gland, and explains how they are diagnosed and treated.

Jonah Raskin (2021-01-12). Uncouth Uncoup Televised. counterpunch.org On January 6, 2021, my housemate took a break from watching TV and told me "There's a revolution in the nation's capital." I knew not to trust her words. She's 85, has memory loss and also suffers from dementia. Some of the pundits who called the dramatic events in Washington, D.C. that day "a coup"

jamanetwork (2021-01-12). The Prevention of Diabetes Mellitus. jamanetwork.com Elliott P. Joslin, M.D., Boston…

Zitter J. (2021-01-12). Hummingbird Lessons—Limits and Beauty of End-of-Life Interventions. jamanetwork.com In this narrative medicine essay, a critical care and palliative care physician draws a valuable lesson about the limits and beauty of last-ditch interventions after failing to save a fledgling hummingbird chick in its nest.

Juan Cole (2021-01-11). Yes It Was Attempted by Wingnuts, But It Was a Coup Attempt Just the Same. commondreams.org Over 140 Republican congressmen and 8 senators joined the attempt to overturn the election even after the mob tried to kill or kidnap them. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Brett Wilkins, staff writer (2021-01-11). 7,000+ Lawyers, Law Students Demand Hawley and Cruz Resign for Inciting 'Violence and Terror'. commondreams.org "Hawley and Cruz directly incited the January 6th insurrection, repeating dangerous and unsubstantiated statements regarding the election and abetting the lawless behavior of President Trump." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

news.un (2021-01-11). West Africa: Democracy 'a constant process' top UN official tells Security Council. news.un.org While elections are one-time events, "democracy is a constant process of deliberation and consultation" where dialogue provides an "important arena for the building of national consensus", the top UN official in West Africa told the Security Council on Monday.

teleSUR (2021-01-11). Over 14 Million People to Participate in Chile's Next Elections. telesurenglish.net Chile's Election Service (Servel) Monday reported that over 14 million people have registered to vote in the April 11 election that will decide new subnational authorities and the representatives for the Constitutional Convention. | RELATED: Chile: | Servel officials noted that 49 percent of the voters are men, while 51 percent are women. Likewise, over 1.2 million people represent Indigenous communities. | As of January 6, a total…

Staff (2021-01-11). Republicans Can Say What They Want, But They Created This Monster. truthout.org The consequences of Wednesday's frontal assault on Congress continue to pile up in snowdrifts, but it is far too early to talk about "aftermath." In fact, Wednesday appears to be only the beginning. | Parler, the web platform that saw its user numbers surge after Facebook and Twitter increased restrictions on false stories of a stolen election,

teleSUR (2021-01-11). The UN to Accelerate Political and Military Dialogue in Libya. telesurenglish.net The United Nations Special Mission for Libya (UNSMIL) will speed up its activity to ensure the ceasefire and promote the formation of a new transitional government and elections in December. | RELATED: | UNSMIL Deputy Head Stephanie Williams will preside over virtual meetings of the Libyan Forum for Political Dialogue (FLDP), an "ad hoc" institution formed by 75 elected officials from all over Libya with whom the UN has been wo…

teleSUR (2021-01-11). Haiti: Opposition Rejects Call for Referendum and Elections. telesurenglish.net Opposition politicians Sunday rejected the announcement by Haiti's Provisional Electoral Committee (CEP) regarding the holding of a Constitutional referendum and general elections to take place this year. | RELATED: | Haiti in Action party (HA) Coordinator and former Senator Youri Latortue described the electoral process as "unserious" and "absurd" while reiterating the calls on President Jovenel Moise to resig…

Peoples Dispatch (2021-01-11). Impeachment motion against Trump tabled in US Congress. peoplesdispatch.org The impeachment motion will be the second presented in the four years since Trump has been in office. If successful, it can lead him to being barred from elections in the future…

Bill Quigley (2021-01-11). Past Time to Remember Thousands Displaced and Left Behind by Hurricanes Laura and Delta. dissidentvoice.org Four-and-a-half months after two hurricanes ripped apart Louisiana, tens of thousands of people are still suffering. While the national election has absorbed the attention of the nation, thousands of people are still not back in their homes. Many have had to move a half dozen times. Some are living in tents. It is past time …

Peoples Dispatch (2021-01-11). Ahead of Ugandan presidential elections, violence against opposition, journalists continues. peoplesdispatch.org Due to sustained repression, Bobi Wine, the main challenger to president Yoweri Museveni in the upcoming January 14 election, has appealed to the International Criminal Court to investigate government officials…

teleSUR (2021-01-11). Palestine Prepares for Its First Elections in 15 Years. telesurenglish.net The Palestinian Central Elections Commission (PCEC) on Sunday started technical meetings over preparations for the first Palestinian general elections after a 15-year hiatus. | RELATED: | The PCEC Chairman Hana Nasser convened an online meeting with the Commission's members in the Gaza Strip to discuss the latest developments of the planned legislative and presidential elections. | During a meeting with Palestinia…

Dustin Noga (2021-01-11). European Union drops fictional claim that Juan Guaidó is president of Venezuela. peoplesworld.org The European Union has de-recognized Juan Guaidó as the "Interim President" of Venezuela as of Wednesday, Jan. 6. The move came after Guaidó lost his position as the head of the Venezuelan National Assembly following the December 2020 parliamentary elections. The European Commission declared that this was the will of all EU governments. Commission spokesman …

teleSUR (2021-01-11). Uganda Beefs up Security in Its Capital City Ahead of Polls. telesurenglish.net Uganda's military and police have stepped up security in and around Kampala ahead of the presidential and parliamentary elections slated for this Thursday. | RELATED: | "The campaign period is coming to an end and we are now proceeding to the next level of voting. We have now upgraded our security and deployed police officers who are being supported by the army," Patrick Onyango, Kampala Metropolitan police spokesperson said. | There a…

teleSUR (2021-01-11). Bolivia and Spain Re-Establish Diplomatic Relations. telesurenglish.net Bolivia's President Luis Arce on Monday received the credentials of Spain's Ambassador Francisco Gasso, thus putting an end to diplomatic tensions experienced since the U.S.-backed coup led by Jeanine Añez in 2019. | RELATED: | The appointment of the Spanish ambassador comes after several months without diplomatic relations between both countries as a result of the expulsion of the Charge d'Affaires and Consul officers in De…

teleSUR (2021-01-11). Venezuela Accuses the US of Backing ExxonMobil in the Essequibo. telesurenglish.net Venezuela's Foreign Affairs Minister Jorge Arreaza on Sunday accused the United States of protecting ExxonMobil in the Essequibo, an area that has been in dispute between his country and Guyana since the 19th century. | RELATED: | "This is how the U.S. confesses its complicit participation in the conspiracy that intends to seize the territory of Guayana Esequiba from Venezuela. It protects the predatory interests of the tran…

Paul Dobson (2021-01-11). Detention of Venezuelan Abortion Activist Prompts Continental Pressure Campaign. venezuelanalysis.com Vannesa Rosales is facing charges for counselling a pregnant 13-year-old rape victim.

Yvette Allen (2021-01-11). My Brother Was Condemned to Death—Then He Was Condemned to Covid-19. thenation.com My Brother Was Condemned to Death—Then He Was Condemned to Covid-19…

sputniknews (2021-01-11). South Africa to Receive at Least 20Mln Doses of COVID-19 Vaccine by July. sputniknews.com MOSCOW (Sputnik) – South African President Cyril Ramaphosa said on Monday that his country is expected to receive at least 20 million doses of a coronavirus vaccine within the next six months.

sputniknews (2021-01-11). 'No One Is Safe': First Gorillas in the US Test Positive for COVID-19. sputniknews.com While there is yet no credible scientific information regarding the role of animals in spreading the COVID-19 coronavirus to humans, it is known that humans can transmit the disease to animals in the event of close contact.

sputniknews (2021-01-11). Egypt Health Minister Claims COVID-19 Death Rate in Nation Dropping. sputniknews.com CAIRO (Sputnik) – The coronavirus death rate during the second wave of the pandemic in Egypt appears to be half that of the first wave, according to Egyptian Health Minister Hala Zayed.

news.un (2021-01-11). COVID-19 recovery offers 'chance to change course', Guterres tells One Planet Summit. news.un.org The process of recovery from the coronavirus pandemic offers the chance to change course, and put humanity on a path on which it is not in conflict with nature, the United Nations Secretary-General said on Monday, urging greater efforts by everyone to protect biodiversity and step up climate action.

RT (2021-01-11). English hospitals won't see reduction in Covid admissions until FEBRUARY, health service chief warns. rt.com Number of Covid-19 patients in English hospitals isn't going to drop in the coming weeks as the country hasn't yet seen the full impact of the Christmas loosening of restrictions, NHS England's National Medical Director warned. | Coronavirus infections and the death rate remain "stubbornly high," putting hospitals in England under "significant and sustained" pressure, Professor Stephen Powis said during a Downing Street press conference on Monday. | There are now over 13,000 more Covid-19 patients in hospital than there were on Christmas Day, he pointed out. According to official data, the number of people hos…

Bernard Condon (2021-01-11). Vaccine Rollout Hits a 'Snag' as Health Workers Balk at Shots. anti-empire.com The desperately awaited vaccination drive against the coronavirus in the U.S. is running into resistance from an unlikely quarter: Surprising numbers of health care workers who have seen firsthand the death and misery inflicted by COVID-19 are refusing shots. | It is happening in nursing homes and, to a lesser degree, in hospitals, with employees expressing what experts say are unfounded fears of side effects from vaccines that were developed at record speed. More than three weeks into the campaign, some places are seeing as much as 80% of the staff holding back. | "I don't think anyone wants to be a guinea pig,"

MEE and agencies (2021-01-11). Covid-19: Palestine first in Middle East to register for Russian vaccine, says wealth fund. middleeasteye.net Covid-19: Palestine first in Middle East to register for Russian vaccine, says wealth fund | With delivery expected 'within a month', Russia's Sputnik V will be the first shipment of coronavirus vaccine for the Palestinians | Mon, 01/11/2021 – 13: 27 | A Palestinian health worker collects random swab samples from people to test for the coronavirus in Rafah, in the southern Gaza Strip, on 1…

Nadda Osman (2021-01-11). Overwhelmed hospitals in Lebanon forced to treat Covid patients in cars. middleeasteye.net Overwhelmed hospitals in Lebanon forced to treat Covid patients in cars | The country has seen a surge in coronavirus in recent weeks, with many angry at the lax rules over Christmas | Mon, 01/11/2021 – 13: 41 | Patients in Beirut are treated in their cars, after a hospital ran out of beds (Screengrab/Facebook) | A video from Lebanon showing queues of patients waiting outside a hospital and being treated…

WSWS (2021-01-11). Australia hit by more infectious coronavirus strains, B117. wsws.org Nearly twelve months into the global pandemic, the failure of state and federal governments to enact the most basic of precautions continues to be exposed.

Associated Press (2021-01-11). California virus deaths surpass 30,000 after deadliest weekend. peoplesworld.org LOS ANGELES (AP) — California's coronavirus catastrophe reached a staggering new level Monday as Johns Hopkins University data showed the nation's most populous state has recorded more than 30,000 deaths since the pandemic started nearly a year ago. Deaths have exploded since a COVID-19 surge began in October. It took California six months to record …

WSWS (2021-01-11). Spain passes two million coronavirus cases as infection rates surge. wsws.org After a lull in new daily infections and deaths, the holidays saw a renewed surge of COVID-19 in Spain, with cases returning to levels last seen in late October.

The Canary (2021-01-11). Stark warning from Chris Whitty — UK has not yet hit the peak of Covid-19 infection. thecanary.co The UK has not yet hit the peak of the current wave of Covid-19 infection, with the next few weeks being "the worst" of the pandemic for the NHS, England's chief medical officer has warned.Professor Chris Whitty said the vaccine rollout offered hope that lockdown restrictions could be lifted in the coming months, but described the current UK death rate as "appalling". | During a BBC phone-in on the current high case rates, he said: "I don't think we're yet at the peak, I'm afraid."I think we will be at the peak if everybody can double down and absolutely minimise their contacts."The point of the lockdown is to br…

Zachary Denman (2021-01-11). Video: The Great Reset: Dystopian. globalresearch.ca The Great Reset had to happen so the cashless society could be brought in and the one world government could be introduced… | With society now in a Police state and a Mandatory Vaccine now in place, Kain is finding refuge …

Sacha Stone (2021-01-11). Video: Focus on Fauci. "This is Not A Vaccine" globalresearch.ca " Let's make sure we are clear… This is not a vaccine. They are using the term "vaccine" to sneak this thing under public health exemptions. This is not a vaccine." Dr David Martin | This means that all those 'pushing …

teleSUR (2021-01-11). Brazilian Lab to Produce Sputnik V for Sale in Latam. telesurenglish.net The Russian Sputnik V vaccine developers informed that a Brazilian laboratory will launch the drug's production and distribution throughout Latin America as of January 15. | RELATED: | The Brazilian Chemical Union company confirmed the news by announcing that it will produce 8 million doses per month in the first semester of 2021. | "On Monday, a company delegation will travel to Russia to finish validating the manufac…