2021-01-12: Social Media Postees

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Covid-19 under Apartheid: How Israel Manipulates Suffering of Palestinians
Ramzy Baroud | dissidentvoice.org | 2021-01-13
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 …
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No fascist coup! Fight back with workers' power
Editor | workers.org | 2021-01-13
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 . . . | Continue reading No fascist coup! Fight back with workers' power at Workers.org
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Stop the Steal takeover exposes fragility of U.S. Empire
Anya Parampil | thegrayzone.com | 2021-01-13
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.
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FRSO online event to mark Martin Luther King Day
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2021-01-13
The Freedom Road Socialist Organization (FRSO), is proud to sponsor the upcoming program "The Legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr: The George Floyd Rebellion, Black Liberation, and the Struggle for Socialism." | 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…
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US Unemployed Rising, Evictions, Mortgages Crisis Brewing, Small Business Collapsing: Economic Consequences of a 2nd 'Mitigation' Bill
Dr. Jack Rasmus | globalresearch.ca | 2021-01-13
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 …
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Pro-Palestine teenagers defy Israeli military
Mirinda Crissman | workers.org | 2021-01-13
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 . . . | Continue reading Pro-Palestine teenagers defy Israeli military at Workers.org
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Declaración del Workers World Party/Partido Mundo Obrero
Editor | workers.org | 2021-01-13
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., . . . | Continue reading Declaración del Workers World Party/Partido Mundo Obrero at Workers.org
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Amerikan Republic: Without the banana!
Philip Farruggio | nationofchange.org | 2021-01-13
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.
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Rethinking Fiat Money
J.D. ALT | realprogressives.org | 2021-01-13
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 " Rethinking Design Thinking." In essence, Mr. Hruska outlines the need for design professionals to re-imagine products and services from a radically new perspective. (The "traditional" perspective, of course, has been to envision and design products and services such that the making of them minimizes production costs, thereb…
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Jan. 6 riot exposes/Two faces of 'U.S. democracy'
Monica Moorehead | workers.org | 2021-01-13
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. . . . | Continue reading Jan. 6 riot exposes/Two faces of 'U.S. democracy' at Workers.org
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Selected Articles: Can a Former US President be Impeached and Convicted?
Global Research News | globalresearch.ca | 2021-01-12
Can a Former US President be Impeached and Convicted? | By Stephen Lendman, January 12 2021 | 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 | …
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Can a Former US President be Impeached and Convicted?
Stephen Lendman | globalresearch.ca | 2021-01-12
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 …
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Denouncing Republican Evils Isn't Enough
Norman Solomon | indybay.org | 2021-01-12
Demanding progressive policies is essential…
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Denouncing Republican Evils Isn't Enough
Norman Solomon | indybay.org | 2021-01-12
Demanding progressive policies is essential…
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Denouncing Republican evils can't do much for the Biden presidency without demanding progressive policies
Norman Solomon | nationofchange.org | 2021-01-12
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.
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Grave Threats to Amazon Rainforest from Domestic Industries and Global Capital
VINS | projectcensored.org | 2021-01-12
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…
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January 6th at Capitol Hill: Blowback and the Ongoing Crisis of Legitimacy
Black Alliance for Peace | globalresearch.ca | 2021-01-12
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 …
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In Search of Enemies. Joe Biden's Foreign Policy and National Security Team
Philip Giraldi | globalresearch.ca | 2021-01-12
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…
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Restoring the Threat of Impeachment for Future Office Holders
David Swanson | counterpunch.org | 2021-01-12
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…
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UNICEF chief: Closing schools should be 'measure of last resort'
news.un.org | 2021-01-12
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.
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Humanitarian crisis looms in Madagascar amid drought and pandemic
news.un.org | 2021-01-12
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.
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Humanitarians seek $1.3 billion to help millions in war-weary Afghanistan
news.un.org | 2021-01-12
The UN 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 impact of the continuing COVID-19 pandemic.
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Humanitarians seek $1.3 billion to help millions in war-weary Afghanistan
news.un.org | 2021-01-12
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.
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Lockdowns Destroy the Very Communities in Which Our Lives Have Meaning
Dave Clements | anti-empire.com | 2021-01-12
During this seemingly endless pandemic, we now find so many of our freedoms not only under threat, but in some cases already severely curtailed or completely removed. Social-media accounts challenging the government's illiberal response to the pandemic have been taken down. The police have cracked down hard on protests against lockdown restrictions. And even our freedom to associate with friends and family has been severely curtailed. | Freedoms which, until a few months ago, we had taken for…
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Chicago Teachers Are Considering a Strike Amid Pandemic Surge
Jeff Schuhrke | zcomm.org | 2021-01-12
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…
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Transit Unions Join Forces To Win Safety Protections And Beat Back Layoffs
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2021-01-12
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…
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Housing Is a Right. During a Pandemic, It's Also a Fight
David Bacon | thenation.com | 2021-01-12
Housing Is a Right. During a Pandemic, It's Also a Fight.
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Pandemic Spotlights In-home Colon Cancer Screening Tests
Jaklevic M. | jamanetwork.com | 2021-01-12
This article describes efforts to increase the use of in-home stool-based colon cancer screening during the COVID-19 pandemic.
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Charter Schools "Highjacked" More Than $1 Billion in CARES Relief Intended for Small Businesses
VINS | projectcensored.org | 2021-01-12
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,"…
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Online Monitoring of Students During Pandemic Raises Concerns
VINS | projectcensored.org | 2021-01-12
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'…
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PREVIEW: What to Look for in the December Consumer Price Index
Karen Conner | cepr.net | 2021-01-12
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 …
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COVID-19 Pandemic Spurs Rise in Hidden Foster Care
VINS | projectcensored.org | 2021-01-12
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…
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Tenants' Right to Counsel is Critical to Fight Mass Evictions and Advance Race Equity During the Pandemic and Beyond
Sandra Park | aclu.org | 2021-01-12
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…
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Colonial occupation and patriarchy in Palestine: interview with Ruba Odeh
Capire | peoplesdispatch.org | 2021-01-12
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 Union of Palestinian Women's Committees (UPWC), about the Israeli colonial occupation in Palestine. Israel in its illegal occupation uses violent methods such as the destruction of houses and agriculture, and has been carrying carrying out a systematic genocide. In this interview, Ruba talked about the life of Palestinian women during the COVID-19 pandemic, the criminalization of social struggles and the common c…
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Google engineers form CWA-affiliated union
WSWS repost | indybay.org | 2021-01-12
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.
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'Biden won't save us!'
Betsey Piette | workers.org | 2021-01-12
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. . . . | Continue reading 'Biden won't save us!' at Workers.org
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How Socialists Resist Rightist Coups: Lessons from the Early Communist International
John Riddell | socialistproject.ca | 2021-01-12
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 … Keep reading »…
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UN agencies and partners establish global Ebola vaccine stockpile
news.un.org | 2021-01-12
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.
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UN agencies, partners establish global Ebola vaccine stockpile
news.un.org | 2021-01-12
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.
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The mainstream media shows its usual racial bias around Covid policing
Eliza Egret | thecanary.co | 2021-01-12
You will have probably seen the recent news headlines about two women, Jessica Allen and Eliza Moore, who were surrounded by Derbyshire police when going for a walk just ten minutes' drive from their homes. The pair were told that they were breaching coronavirus lockdown rules, and were each fined £200: | 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…
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Covid-19: Lebanon tightens restrictions as cases soar
MEE and agencies | middleeasteye.net | 2021-01-12
Covid-19: Lebanon tightens restrictions as cases soar | Health officials have warned that Lebanon is quickly running out of beds as coronavirus spread intensifies | MEE and agencies | 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…
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London re-opens Nightingale field hospital as number of Covid-19 patients in capital doubles since Christmas
rt.com | 2021-01-12
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…
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COVID Lesson: Some Animals Are More Equal Than Others
Art Carden | anti-empire.com | 2021-01-12
After they successfully take over Manor Farm, the animals in George Orwell's Animal Farm spell out Seven Commandments of Animalism: | 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…
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COVID Scientist Condemns Armed Police Raid on Her Home
Rebekah Jones | zcomm.org | 2021-01-12
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…
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COVID-19 Vaccine Producers Seek Liability Immunity
VINS | projectcensored.org | 2021-01-12
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…
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Africa to Become Testing Ground for "Trust Stamp" Vaccine Record and Biometric Digital Payment System
Raul Diego | globalresearch.ca | 2021-01-12
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, …
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Spain pushes to vaccinate all nursing home residents within a week
rt.com | 2021-01-12
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…
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Symbolic moment as Russian cosmonauts get jabs of Sputnik V — named for first space satellite — ahead of latest ISS mission
rt.com | 2021-01-12
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…
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Africa to Become Testing Ground for "Trust Stamp" Vaccine Record and Biometric Digital Payment System
Raul Diego | globalresearch.ca | 2021-01-12
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, cashless payments, and potential law enforcement applications. | *** | A biometric digital identity platform that "evolves just as …
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Free Maroon! Jan. 18 day of actions
Betsey Piette | workers.org | 2021-01-12
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 . . . | Continue reading Free Maroon! Jan. 18 day of actions at Workers.org
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A Russian Strain: Covid-19 found to have mutated 18 different times in one person, with some never seen before
rt.com | 2021-01-12
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,…
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COVID Tests Scientifically Fraudulent, Epidemic of "False Positives"
David DeGraw | globalresearch.ca | 2021-01-12
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 …
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National Security Alert: COVID Tests Scientifically Fraudulent, Epidemic of False Positives
David DeGraw | globalresearch.ca | 2021-01-12
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 …
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Hyperbolic COVID Modelling Oracle Predicts Nothing More than Typical Winter Flu Season
John C. A. Manley | globalresearch.ca | 2021-01-12
Yesterday, the CBC wrote: | "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 …
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COVID-19 Precautions Hamper Breastfeeding Support
Kuehn BM. | jamanetwork.com | 2021-01-12
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.
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In the UK too, teachers lead the way on Covid safety
Al Neal | peoplesworld.org | 2021-01-12
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Um marxista da América ao mundo: Mariátegui vivo a 90 anos de sua morte (II)
Yuri Martins Fontes | globalresearch.ca | 2021-01-12
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 …
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Twitter "Nukes Trump". Accuses POTUS of "Incitement of Violence"
Dr. Binoy Kampmark | globalresearch.ca | 2021-01-12
This was Twitter Safety's January 8 post, full of noble concern: "After close review of recent Tweets from the @realDonaldTrump account and the context around them — specifically how they are being received and interpreted off Twitter — we …
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Israel is an 'apartheid' state, says the country's leading human rights group
MEE staff | middleeasteye.net | 2021-01-12
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 | MEE staff | Tue, 01/12/2021 – 10: 55 | Palestinian children fill up containers from a potable water truck in the town of Khan Yunis in southern Gaza Strip on 18 November 2020 (AFP) | Israel is an "apa…
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Palestinian activist wins legal battle to have name removed from World-Check 'terror list'
Rayhan Uddin | middleeasteye.net | 2021-01-12
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 | Rayhan Uddin | 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…
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Israel is an 'apartheid' state, says the country's leading human rights group
MEE staff | middleeasteye.net | 2021-01-12
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 | MEE staff | 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…
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The Moroccans of Jerusalem shocked by Rabat normalisation with Israel
Aseel Jundi | middleeasteye.net | 2021-01-12
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 | Aseel Jundi | 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…
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Australian War Crimes in Afghanistan: Decivilizing the Coalition Troops
Yanis Iqbal | dissidentvoice.org | 2021-01-12
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 …
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The Global Reset — Unplugged. "The Deep State"
Peter Koenig | globalresearch.ca | 2021-01-12
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, …
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The World Economic Forum (WEF) and the "Jobs Reset Summit"- A New Outrage in Disguise
Peter Koenig | globalresearch.ca | 2021-01-12
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 …
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Driver Lawsuit Says Uber And Lyft's Proposition 22 Is Unconstitutional
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2021-01-12
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…
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Indian farmers' organizations reject Supreme Court intervention, will continue protest
Peoples Dispatch | peoplesdispatch.org | 2021-01-12
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…
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What Assange's Victory Really Means
Patrick Cockburn | zcomm.org | 2021-01-12
This is one of the most worrying aspect of the case — the willingness of the media to stand to one side during one of the greatest attacks on press freedom in modern history…
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Kevin Gosztola and Michael D. Knox
Project Censored | projectcensored.org | 2021-01-12
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…
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Afghan forces accused of killing 18 civilians in night airstrike
Peoples Dispatch | peoplesdispatch.org | 2021-01-12
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…
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The armed Accelerationists are Coming
Juan Cole | zcomm.org | 2021-01-12
Neo-Nazis and Boogaloo Bois plan another Insurrection Jan. 20…
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Bulldozed Mullivaikkal massacre memorial at Jaffna University to be rebuilt after protests
Peoples Dispatch | peoplesdispatch.org | 2021-01-12
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…
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US backs al-Qaeda in Yemen while dubbing its Houthi enemies 'terrorists'
Ben Norton | thegrayzone.com | 2021-01-12
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 …
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Israel Throttles Gazan Fishing
VINS | projectcensored.org | 2021-01-12
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…
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Will Lisa Montgomery Die Tonight? Sister Helen Prejean Calls for Trump to Halt Execution Spree
Staff | democracynow.org | 2021-01-12
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…
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Prescription Drug Costs Set to Become Leading Cause of Death in the US
VINS | projectcensored.org | 2021-01-12
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…
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Syrian State Media Reports 'Israeli Aggression' on Areas in Deir Ezzor, Abu Kamal
sputniknews.com | 2021-01-12
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.
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Project Veritas Leaks Tape of PBS Staffer Appearing to Spew 'Radicalism', Incite Political Violence
sputniknews.com | 2021-01-12
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.
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Syrian State Media Reports 'Israeli Aggression' on Areas in Deir Ezzor, Abu Kamal
sputniknews.com | 2021-01-12
Earlier in the month, Syrian state media reported that the country's Air Defense systems had responded to an Israeli attack in the southern part of the city of Damascus.
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US Cancer Death Rate Fell by Record 2.4% From 2017 to 2018 – Report
sputniknews.com | 2021-01-12
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.
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"MLK/FBI" director: "White men in power are frightened of losing their control of America"
Gary M. Kramer | salon.com | 2021-01-12
Director Sam Pollard spoke to Salon about breaking the FBI myth and how the investigation relates to racism today…
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Health checks for refugees at Bosnia camp after days in cold
The Canary | thecanary.co | 2021-01-12
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…
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Marcus Rashford calls out 'not good enough' free school meal parcels
Jasmine Norden | thecanary.co | 2021-01-12
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 promised to investigate the parcels, saying they: should be nutritious and contain a varied range of food. | 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…
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It's just days into 2021, and already a Black man has died after being in police custody
Eliza Egret | thecanary.co | 2021-01-12
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 without charge on Saturday morning. Witnesses say he had been severely beaten, with blood on his clothes and bruises all over his body. According to a cl…
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Secret Teacher | The exhausting reality of school life under lockdown
The Secret Teacher | thecanary.co | 2021-01-12
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…
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Fresh strikes by British Gas engineers announced
The Canary | thecanary.co | 2021-01-12
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…
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Marcus Rashford calls out 'not good enough' free school meal parcels
Jasmine Norden | thecanary.co | 2021-01-12
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 promised to investigate the parcels, saying they: should be nutritious and contain a varied range of food. | t.co/mEZ6rCA1LE | — Marcus Rashford MBE (@MarcusRashford) January…
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Egypt: Prison sentences overturned for TikTok influencers
Nadda Osman | middleeasteye.net | 2021-01-12
Egypt: Prison sentences overturned for TikTok influencers | Young women originally convicted of 'violating public morals' in case internationally condemned | Nadda Osman | 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…
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Egypt: Prison sentences overturned for TikTok influencers
MEE staff | middleeasteye.net | 2021-01-12
Egypt: Prison sentences overturned for TikTok influencers | Young women originally convicted of 'violating public morals' in case internationally condemned | MEE staff | Tue, 01/12/2021 – 14: 39 | Cairo's Economic Appeals Court overturned the prison sentences against TikTok content creators Haneen Hossam and Mowada al-Adham on Tuesday, as well as three other defendants. | The five influencers were sentenced to prison and…
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Gym, spa and snooker: Egyptians condemn 'seven-star prison' for Mubarak officials
MEE staff | middleeasteye.net | 2021-01-12
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 | MEE staff | 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…
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'Horrific barbarism': UK to ban Chinese imports linked to forced Uighur labour
MEE staff | middleeasteye.net | 2021-01-12
'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' | MEE staff | 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…
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Behind These Prison Walls
CP Editor | counterpunch.org | 2021-01-12
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You Say You Want A Revolution
Nick Pemberton | zcomm.org | 2021-01-12
The revolution is bigger than any of us. So we must go on, in spite of ourselves, to a better tomorrow…
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Peru: UN rights office decries excessive use of force in November protests
news.un.org | 2021-01-12
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.
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UN refugee agency calls for 'new chapter for refugee protection' across Europe
news.un.org | 2021-01-12
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.
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UN counter-terrorism chief urges continued vigilance against 'real' ongoing threat
news.un.org | 2021-01-12
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.
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Life Today Seems Like a Dream, Surreal
Edward Curtin | globalresearch.ca | 2021-01-12
"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, …
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Raskolnikov's Dream Come True
Edward Curtin | dissidentvoice.org | 2021-01-12
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 …
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Trent'anni fa la guerra del Golfo
Manlio Dinucci | globalresearch.ca | 2021-01-12
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 …
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State Propaganda in Action — Boris Johnson the 'Liberal'
graham | truepublica.org.uk | 2021-01-12
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), …
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APOCALYPTIC PLAGUE: Sweden's Overall 2020 Death Rate Was Same as in 2015
anti-empire.com | 2021-01-12
Behold: | Yes, it's a little higher than in 2018, 2019. Precisely because the flu seasons in those years were uncharacteristically mild and a very large number of vulnerable people survived into 2020.
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New Mexico's Economists: "Like It or Not, We're at the Tail End of the Fossil Fuel Age."
Jerry Redfern | zcomm.org | 2021-01-12
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…
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Broad, Durable Antibody Response in Universal Flu Vaccine Trial
Abbasi J. | jamanetwork.com | 2021-01-12
An experimental flu vaccine regimen induced lasting antibodies against a range of influenza strains, according to the final results of a phase 1 trial.
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Video: Masked Agenda: Dystopian Sci-Fi Short Film
Zachary Denman | globalresearch.ca | 2021-01-12
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 …
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Friday 1/22: Indigemedia: Navigating Native American Representation in Film and Media
American Indian Resource Center at UCSC | indybay.org | 2021-01-12
Online, register here: docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSd7y2ST…
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Rep. Jim Jordan Projects His Own Vote Fraud Onto Democrats
Democracy | indybay.org | 2021-01-12
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.
indybay.org/newsitems/2021/01/12/1883934…

Thursday 1/28: King 2021 Lecture & Conversation on Racism, Poverty, Militarism & More w/ Justice Leaders
Poor People's Campaign & Morehouse College | indybay.org | 2021-01-12
Online event…
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Saturday 2/6: Strike Debt Bay Area Book Group: Re-enchanting the World
Strike Debt Bay Area | indybay.org | 2021-01-12
Online, via Zoom…
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Wednesday 1/20: I Get Results! Frank Moore for President 2008
Keith Wilson | indybay.org | 2021-01-12
Cushion Works | 3320 18th Street | San Francisco, CA…
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Saturday 2/6: Strike Debt Bay Area Book Group: Re-enchanting the World
Strike Debt Bay Area | indybay.org | 2021-01-12
Online, via Zoom…
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Strengthening the Welfare State
Josef Woss and Niema Movassat | indybay.org | 2021-01-12
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.
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Thursday 1/14: Unpacking the Insurrection w/ People for the American Way
People for the American Way | indybay.org | 2021-01-12
Online event…
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Strengthening the Welfare State
Josef Woss and Niema Movassat | indybay.org | 2021-01-12
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.
indybay.org/newsitems/2021/01/11/1883933…

Monday 1/18: Mass Caravan to Reclaim MLK's Radical Legacy
Anti Police-Terror Project | indybay.org | 2021-01-12
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.
indybay.org/newsitems/2021/01/10/1883932…

Biden Asked To Withdraw ProExecution Garland As AG
Death Penalty Abolition | indybay.org | 2021-01-12
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.
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Monday 1/18: ZAP-ATHON Online Action to Cancel Rent and Ban Evictions!
SMC Tenant Council, JDW Tenant Union, others | indybay.org | 2021-01-12
Virtual!
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Friday 1/15: Honoring MLK Jr. & Movement to End Poverty Then and Now w/ NUH, NVMA & PPC
National Union of the Homeless, PPC, NVMA | indybay.org | 2021-01-12
Online event via livestream…
indybay.org/newsitems/2021/01/11/1883933…

Biden Asked To Withdraw ProExecution Garland As AG
Death Penalty Abolition | indybay.org | 2021-01-12
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.
indybay.org/newsitems/2021/01/10/1883932…

Monday 1/18: Mass Caravan to Reclaim MLK's Radical Legacy
Anti Police-Terror Project | indybay.org | 2021-01-12
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.
indybay.org/newsitems/2021/01/10/1883932…

Monday 1/18: ZAP-ATHON Online Action to Cancel Rent and Ban Evictions!
SMC Tenant Council, JDW Tenant Union, others | indybay.org | 2021-01-12
Virtual!
indybay.org/newsitems/2021/01/10/1883932…

Friday 1/22: Indigemedia: Navigating Native American Representation in Film and Media
American Indian Resource Center at UCSC | indybay.org | 2021-01-12
Online, register here: docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSd7y2ST…
indybay.org/newsitems/2021/01/12/1883934…

Monday 1/18: Martin Luther King Jr Day Concert
Santa Cruz Food Not Bombs | indybay.org | 2021-01-12
301 Front St, Santa Cruz…
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Thursday 1/28: King 2021 Lecture & Conversation on Racism, Poverty, Militarism & More w/ Justice Leaders
Poor People's Campaign & Morehouse College | indybay.org | 2021-01-12
Online event…
indybay.org/newsitems/2021/01/12/1883935…

Rep. Jim Jordan Projects His Own Vote Fraud Onto Democrats
Democracy | indybay.org | 2021-01-12
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.
indybay.org/newsitems/2021/01/12/1883934…

Friday 1/15: Honoring MLK Jr. & Movement to End Poverty Then and Now w/ NUH, NVMA & PPC
National Union of the Homeless, PPC, NVMA | indybay.org | 2021-01-12
Online event via livestream…
indybay.org/newsitems/2021/01/11/1883933…

Reclaiming the Radical Legacy of Dr. King: APTP to Lead 7th ÔªøÔªøAnnual Weekend of Action
Anti Police-Terror Project | indybay.org | 2021-01-12
Weekend Culminates with King Day Car Caravan from the Port of Oakland to Eastmont Mall to #REfundREstoreREimagine our Communities…
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Tehran Hits Back After Pompeo Makes Claims About Al Qaeda
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2021-01-12
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…
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US Designates Cuba As A 'Sponsor Of Terrorism'
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2021-01-12
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…
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Twitter's Ban on Trump Will Deepen the US Tribal Divide
Jonathan Cook | globalresearch.ca | 2021-01-12
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….
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Towards a geopolitics of popular power
Eds. | mronline.org | 2021-01-12
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.
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The Hidden Workers of Silicon Valley
Clio Chang | thenation.com | 2021-01-12
Moira Weigel and Ben Tarnoff's Voices From the Valley examines how the tech world has redefined our understanding work.
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In the Epoch of Bronze
G.C. Waldrep | thenation.com | 2021-01-12
In the Epoch of Bronze…
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Letters From the January 25/February 1, 2021, Issue
Our Readers | thenation.com | 2021-01-12
Letters From the January 25/February 1, 2021, Issue…
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Facebook reinstates Press TV page with 4 million subscribers, hours after mysterious 'FINAL' deletion
rt.com | 2021-01-12
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…
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DarkMarket goes down: Europol closes largest dark web marketplace trading in drugs & malware
rt.com | 2021-01-12
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…
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Sentences of 'extremist' group that planned armed takeover of Russia slashed weeks after Putin intervenes on human rights grounds
rt.com | 2021-01-12
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. | …
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Palestinians oppose announcement of fresh illegal Israeli settlements in occupied West Bank
Peoples Dispatch | peoplesdispatch.org | 2021-01-12
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…
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The fascists, the FBI — and legislators
Otis Grotewohl | workers.org | 2021-01-12
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 — . . . | Continue reading The fascists, the FBI — and legislators at Workers.org
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Workers Struggles, the Americas
wsws.org | 2021-01-12
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…
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Former Political Prisoner Dies From Cancer That Went Untreated In Prison
IMEMC News | imemc.org | 2021-01-12
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 …
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Workers Struggles: The Americas
wsws.org | 2021-01-12
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…
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Payments to Alaskans are Not a UBI
Greg Roest | realprogressives.org | 2021-01-12
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…
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"Beyond Vietnam", Silence is Betrayal: Martin Luther King's Historic 1967 Speech
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. | globalresearch.ca | 2021-01-12
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…
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Patient Information: Prolactinomas
Huynh PP, Ishii LE, Ishii M. | jamanetwork.com | 2021-01-12
This JAMA Patient Page describes the symptoms of prolactinomas, benign tumors of the pituitary gland, and explains how they are diagnosed and treated.
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Video: Police Allowing Some People into the Capitol
Justin Trouble | globalresearch.ca | 2021-01-12
More video footage of Wednesday January 6, 2021 | VIDEO | . | . | …
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Global Research: The Silencing of Independent Media. We Need Your Help
The Global Research Team | globalresearch.ca | 2021-01-12
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 …
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US designates Cuba as a "sponsor of terrorism"
Peoples Dispatch | peoplesdispatch.org | 2021-01-12
The United States announced on Monday January 11 that it will designate Cuba as a state sponsor of terrorism. 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 State sponsoring terrorism. The US political opportunism is recognized by th…
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Legal Loopholes Allow US Arms Dealers to Profit from "Atrocities" in Yemen
VINS | projectcensored.org | 2021-01-12
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…
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133,010 steps to take back the Senate
Marcey Lynn Jones | peoplesworld.org | 2021-01-12
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, …
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US designates Cuba as a "sponsor of terrorism"
Peoples Dispatch | peoplesdispatch.org | 2021-01-12
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 authoritie…
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Digital Health–The Need to Assess Benefits, Risks, and Value
Perakslis E, Ginsburg GS. | jamanetwork.com | 2021-01-12
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.
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Sexual assault rampant in ICE detention centers across Texas
Caleb Granger | liberationnews.org | 2021-01-12
Across the state of Texas, women have been brutalized, beaten and deported before they were able to testify against their abusers.
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US air pollution regulation saved over 1.5 billion birds
Amanda Mills | nationofchange.org | 2021-01-12
"Our research shows that the benefits of environmental regulation have likely been underestimated."
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Legislation opens path to removing insurrectionist Senators Hawley and Cruz
John Wojcik | peoplesworld.org | 2021-01-12
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 …
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Effect of Out-of-Hospital Sodium Nitrite on Survival to Hospital Admission After Cardiac Arrest
Kim F, Maynard C, Dezfulian C, et al. | jamanetwork.com | 2021-01-12
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.
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Pharmacologic Treatment of Schizophrenia in 2021
Goff DC. | jamanetwork.com | 2021-01-12
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.
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Loophole in New Jersey Law Protects Police Officers from Misconduct Charges
VINS | projectcensored.org | 2021-01-12
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…
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PPS: "Israeli Soldiers Abduct Fourteen Palestinians In West Bank"
IMEMC News | imemc.org | 2021-01-12
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, …
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Long-term Complications of Bariatric Surgery–Reply
Arterburn DE, Kushner RF, Courcoulas AP. | jamanetwork.com | 2021-01-12
In Reply Dr Weiss calls attention to 2 health conditions–nephrolithiasis and osteoporosis–after bariatric procedures, which we did not cover in our review.
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Mothers in Israel Hold Police Accountable for Inaction on Murdered Palestinians
VINS | projectcensored.org | 2021-01-12
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…
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By Any Means Necessary: The FBI vs. Civil Rights
Ed Rampell | progressive.org | 2021-01-12
This new documentary offers a behind-the-scenes look at the agency's dirty war against the 'Black Messiah.'…
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The Collective Shame of Global Hunger
Graham Peebles | dissidentvoice.org | 2021-01-12
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, …
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Amid political chaos, people's issues take a backseat in Ghana
Peoples Dispatch | peoplesdispatch.org | 2021-01-12
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…
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Off-duty Austin, Texas cop kills Alex Gonzales, shoots fiancé, endangers their baby
Liberation Staff | liberationnews.org | 2021-01-12
Austin PD's version of events is contradictory and nonsensical on multiple levels.
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A Bill for a Democracy in Crisis
Lisa Gilbert | progressive.org | 2021-01-12
Our clearest pathway toward a new and more equitable democracy would be to pass the 'For The People Act.'…
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The Main Form of Media Deception: Censorship by Omission
Rod Driver | globalresearch.ca | 2021-01-12
"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 …
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The Prevention of Diabetes Mellitus
jamanetwork.com | 2021-01-12
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The Leopard Doesn't Change its Spots: US Foreign Policy Under Biden
James O'Neill | dissidentvoice.org | 2021-01-12
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 …
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Health professionals issue dire warning that NHS faces biggest crisis since its inception
Eds. | mronline.org | 2021-01-12
THE NHS is facing its biggest ever crisis, medical professionals and unions warned today, with hospitals at risk of being swamped by coronavirus admissions.
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Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome and Maternal Opioid-Related Diagnoses in the US, 2010-2017
Hirai AH, Ko JY, Owens PL, et al. | jamanetwork.com | 2021-01-12
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.
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Protesters take to streets of Modesto to demand justice for Trevor Seever
Steven Singh | liberationnews.org | 2021-01-12
Protesters marched alongside the family of Trevor Seever to demand justice and an end to police brutality.
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An Exhausted Planet Limps Into 2021
Robert Hunziker | counterpunch.org | 2021-01-12
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)…
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A victory for the movement in the streets: inside Argentina's abortion win
Eds. | mronline.org | 2021-01-12
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) …
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Uncouth Uncoup Televised
Jonah Raskin | counterpunch.org | 2021-01-12
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"
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Health Workers' Antibody Levels Wane After SARS-CoV-2 Infection
Kuehn BM. | jamanetwork.com | 2021-01-12
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.
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Trump's Riot Could Expand Security State
Christopher D. Cook | progressive.org | 2021-01-12
The tools we create in response to the January 6 insurrection will be used to tamp down mass protest from the left.
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Securing a Quantum Security Ecosystem
VINS | projectcensored.org | 2021-01-12
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…
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Oath Keepers Mobilize Police and Militia Members Nationwide
VINS | projectcensored.org | 2021-01-12
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…
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Mixed Findings in Pediatric Neuroblastoma CAR-T Therapy Trial
Abbasi J. | jamanetwork.com | 2021-01-12
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.
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"The Guts to Really Look at It"–Medicine and Race in Robert Colescott's Emergency Room
Balhara KS, Irvin N. | jamanetwork.com | 2021-01-12
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.
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Off-duty Austin cop kills Alex Gonzales, shoots fiancé, endangers their baby
Liberation Staff | liberationnews.org | 2021-01-12
Austin PD's version of events is contradictory and nonsensical on multiple levels.
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An Exhausted Planet Limps Into 2021
Robert Hunziker | dissidentvoice.org | 2021-01-12
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.1 The mission: "We scientists have a moral obligation …
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Israeli Colonists Attack Cars, Injure Palestinian In The Eye, Near Nablus
IMEMC News | imemc.org | 2021-01-12
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 …
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Police Drone Surveillance Raises Constitutional Concerns
VINS | projectcensored.org | 2021-01-12
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…
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For Whom the Bell Tolls: The State of Planet Earth at Year's End 2020
Robert J. Burrowes | globalresearch.ca | 2021-01-12
In 1624, English poet John Donne penned his famous poem 'No Man Is an Island', sublimely evoking the reality of human unity: 'Any man's death diminishes me, because I am involved in mankind.' Therefore, he concluded his poem, 'never …
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The fascists, the FBI — and legislators
Otis Grotewohl | workers.org | 2021-01-12
Wheeling, W.Va. 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 . . . | Continue reading The fascists, the FBI — and legislators at Workers.org
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How feminists in Argentina organized and won the right to abortion
Peoples Dispatch | peoplesdispatch.org | 2021-01-12
On December 30, Argentina's Senate voted to pass the Voluntary Termination of Pregnancy (IVE) bill which legalizes abortion in the country. The approval was celebrated widely both within Argentina and abroad as a decisive victory for the feminist movement that has been organizing for the past 15 years for the legalization of abortion. | 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…
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Milwaukee car caravan says: "No to COPS grant, yes to CPAC!"
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2021-01-12
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…
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The US Capitol Building Riot and Its Blowback
Roger D. Harris | dissidentvoice.org | 2021-01-12
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 …
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Soldiers Confiscate Heavy Machinery In Jordan Valley
IMEMC News | imemc.org | 2021-01-12
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 …
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Hummingbird Lessons–Limits and Beauty of End-of-Life Interventions
Zitter J. | jamanetwork.com | 2021-01-12
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.
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Eternal Damn Nation
Editor | scheerpost.com | 2021-01-12
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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Israeli Soldiers Bulldoze Palestinian Lands Near Nablus
IMEMC News | imemc.org | 2021-01-12
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 …
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German communists hit out at police brutality on Rosa Luxemburg march
Steve Sweeney | peoplesworld.org | 2021-01-12
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 …
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Association of Fresh vs Cryopreserved-Thawed Embryo Transfers With Live Birth Rate After Assisted Reproduction
Insogna IG, Lanes A, Lee MS, et al. | jamanetwork.com | 2021-01-12
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.
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Partners and Pardners
Lea S. | jamanetwork.com | 2021-01-12
In the pre-op room, my wife was given a scalene block for a brief procedure. She had shoulder surgery three months back,…
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Popular Seafood Contaminated with Microplastics, Australian Study Finds
VINS | projectcensored.org | 2021-01-12
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…
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Protesters take to the streets of Modesto to demand justice for Trevor Seever
Steven Singh | liberationnews.org | 2021-01-12
Protesters marched alongside the family of Trevor Seever to demand justice and an end to police brutality.
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Glaucoma–Topical Drug Summary
jamanetwork.com | 2021-01-12
This Medical Letter review summarizes topical drug treatments for glaucoma by class, formulation, dosage, and cost.
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The Origins of America's Secret Police
Cynthia Chung | dissidentvoice.org | 2021-01-12
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 …
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