2021-01-13: Social Media Postees

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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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Michigan evictions continue despite CDC moratorium
Brandon Stout | zcomm.org | 2021-01-13
By allowing the statewide eviction ban to expire, Gov. Whitmer has indicated she wants to slowly strip away the minimal eviction protections that exist while both the pandemic and economic depression intensify…
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'People need to be prepared for the worst' as fake eviction ban weakens renters' rights
Tom Anderson | thecanary.co | 2021-01-13
Last week, many UK mainstream media outlets toed the government line and reported that an 'eviction-ban' would be extended until mid-February. | But campaigners have called the ban a 'hoax'. In fact the government's announcement actua…
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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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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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Covid-19: Jordan urges participation as vaccination programme begins
MEE and agencies | middleeasteye.net | 2021-01-13
Covid-19: Jordan urges participation as vaccination programme begins | Amman aims to vaccinate at least 20-25 percent of population, but only 200,000 have signed up so far | MEE and agencies | Wed, 01/13/2021 – 14: 32 | Citizens over 60 will be given priority for the vaccine but officials have said many have not signed up for the shot (Reuters) | Jordan began a programme on Wednesday to innoculate one in fou…
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Australian scientists urge pause on deployment of AstraZeneca vaccine over efficacy concerns, suggest Pfizer or Moderna instead
rt.com | 2021-01-13
Scientists in Australia have called for a halt to the rollout of the AstraZeneca vaccine, claiming recent data has cast doubt on the inoculation's ability to create herd immunity. | The scientists pointed to data from a study published in the Lancet last month that found the British-Swedish vaccine had only 62 percent efficacy, compared with over 90 percent for the Pfizer-BioNTech alternative. | A larg…
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Australian scientists urge pause on deployment of AstraZeneca vaccine over efficacy concerns, suggest Pfizer or Moderna instead
rt.com | 2021-01-13
Scientists in Australia have called for a halt to the rollout of the AstraZeneca vaccine, claiming recent data has cast doubt on the inoculation's ability to create herd immunity. | The scientists pointed to data from a study published in the Lancet last month that found the British-Swedish vaccine had only 62 percent efficacy, compared with over 90 percent for the Pfizer-BioNTech alternative. | A larg…
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Lessons from Charlottesville: How to fight fascism in 2021
Nathaniel Chase | workers.org | 2021-01-14
San Francisco, Jan. 9. The large demonstration of fascist, white-supremacist forces in Washington, D.C., on Jan. 6 brought back memories for this writer of the "Unite the Right" rally in Charlottesville, Va., over three years ago. Aug. 12, 2017, was filled with the most horrible racism and violence and the . . . | Continue reading Lessons from Charlottesville: How to fight fascism in 2021 at Workers.org
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How to have a happy humanity
Michael T. Hertz | nationofchange.org | 2021-01-14
I am sure that we could solve worldwide issues of poverty, climate change, and health. Our efforts involving happiness should be made with respect to all peoples everywhere.
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PDF of January 14 issue
Workers World Party | workers.org | 2021-01-14
Download the 12-page PDF. Special Coverage: Resisting White Supremacy No fascist coup! Fight back with workers' power Georgia grassroots victory; Marcy on violence and the state; Threat of fascism remains; Black Lives Matter and 'democracy'; 'Fraudulent' elections; as imperialist ploy; Charlottesville's how-to lessons; Fascists, the FBI — and legislators; Capitol . . . | Continue reading PDF of January 14 issue at Workers.org
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Is impeaching President Trump 'pointless revenge'? Not if it sends a message to future presidents
The Conversation | juancole.com | 2021-01-14
By Michael Blake | — A House majority, including 10 Republicans, voted on Jan. 13 to impeach President Trump for "incitement of insurrection." The vote will initiate a trial in the Senate — but that trial will likely not be finished before Trump's term of office comes to an end on Jan. 20. There is …
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The Ends of Whiteness
T.P. Wilkinson | dissidentvoice.org | 2021-01-14
Thirty years ago this month I was preparing for what would be a three-month tour of the Republic of South Africa. The original research objective–conceived in 1990–had been to visit mission stations and other properties and operations of Christian churches in South Africa and to collect data on their role and function in the system …
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Pensacola fights anti-abortion terror
Devin C | workers.org | 2021-01-14
Occupied Muscogee Creek land — Pensacola, Fla. A group of activists, organizers and those in support of reproductive justice held Dec. 27 and Jan. 2 demonstrations at American Family Planning, a reproductive health clinic that provides abortion. The community gathered to oppose anti-abortion reactionaries, who have been terrorizing clinic workers, . . . | Continue reading Pensacola fights anti-abortion terror at Workers.org
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Prison officials' crimes mount at Ramsey Unit in Texas
Gloria Rubac | workers.org | 2021-01-14
Houston "I just can't take it anymore," Michael Beck told other prisoners at the W. F. Ramsey Unit state prison, in Rosharon, Texas, 33 miles south of Houston. Then during the first week of January, he wrapped a fan cord around his neck and tied the other end of it . . . | Continue reading Prison officials' crimes mount at Ramsey Unit in Texas at Workers.org
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An Apology For A Massacre
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2021-01-13
Greensborough, NC – Public accountability for their actions often awaits evildoers who hurt people. For many who spilled onto the streets in a mood of relief, jubilation and celebration at the election news of a soon-to-be outgoing president, a day of reckoning for the nation had come. Only weeks earlier, a Southern city cautiously enacted its overdue moral reckoning with an apology for a massacre. The Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King's famous proclamation, "the arc of the moral universe is long, but it bends towards justice," is an applicable lens for these events. | On November 3, 1979, in Greensboro, North Carolina…
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China's trade deals to the east and west rewrite the rules
Peoples Dispatch | peoplesdispatch.org | 2021-01-13
Vijay Prashad of Tricontinental: Institute for Social Research and John Ross, Senior Fellow Chongyang Institute for Financial Studies, Renmin University of China, discuss the RCEP and EU-China trade deals…
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Chaos agent: Right-wing blames US Capitol riot on notorious instigator banished by Black Lives Matter
Max Blumenthal | thegrayzone.com | 2021-01-13
John Sullivan was at the front of the Trumpist mob in the Capitol, egging it on as he recorded the rampage. The far-right is pointing to him as proof of Antifa's role in the riot. But leftist activists call him a dangerous provocateur and have banished him. The most dramatic footage to emerge from the far-right storming of the US Capitol on January 6 depicted the lethal shooting of Ashli Babbit, a pro-Trump activist and military veteran, by a Capitol …
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DSA's Moment Of Truth
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2021-01-13
Now that Democrats control the House, Senate, and the Presidency, expectations have been raised around covid relief, rent relief, a Green New Deal, cancelling student debt and Medicare For All. | Covid has especially elevated the demand of Medicare For All: the trillion dollar healthcare industry that annually leaves tens of thousands of uninsured dying unnecessary deaths — while bankrupting hundreds of thousands more — has proven a historic failure in the face of the pandemic, while pushing millions more into the realm of the uninsured. The totality of the disaster is similar to a poorer nation in th…
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DSA's Moment Of Truth
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2021-01-13
Now that Democrats control the House, Senate, and the Presidency, expectations have been raised around covid relief, rent relief, a Green New Deal, cancelling student debt and Medicare For All. | Covid has especially elevated the demand of Medicare For All: the trillion dollar healthcare industry that annually leaves tens of thousands of uninsured dying unnecessary deaths — while bankrupting hundreds of thousands more — has proven a historic failure in the face of the pandemic, while pushing millions more into the realm of the uninsured. The totality of the disaster is similar to a poorer nation in th…
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Hunger Strike Starts Tonight in Santa Clara County Jail
via Silicon Valley deBug | indybay.org | 2021-01-13
Prisoners of Santa Clara County Main Jail 7B will be standing in protest in the form of a hunger strike beginning tonight challenging their conditions of confinement and cruel and unusual punishment, specifically the jail and medical staff response towards Covid outbreaks in the jail. | The letter below is from the county jail prisoners to the Jail Administration.
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8 points for a global agenda of structural change in the COVID-19 pandemic
Jens Martens | indybay.org | 2021-01-13
"We can have democracy or concentration of wealth, not both," said Justice Louis Brandeis, the longest-serving Supreme Court justice,…
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8 points for a global agenda of structural change in the COVID-19 pandemic
Jens Martens | indybay.org | 2021-01-13
"We can have democracy or concentration of wealth, not both," said Justice Louis Brandeis, the longest-serving Supreme Court justice,…
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On His Way To Prison, Activist Advocates For COVID-19 Prisoner Release
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2021-01-13
On Thursday (Jan. 14), Patrick O'Neill will report to the Federal Correctional Institution near Elkton, Ohio, to serve a 14-month sentence for breaking into a nuclear submarine base as part of a symbolic nuclear disarmament action he took up with six other Catholic pacifists more than two years ago. | But on his way to prison, O'Neill has taken up a new cause: protecting inmates from COVID-19. | Some 329,298 prisoners across the United States have tested positive for the coronavirus and about 2,020 have died, according to the Marshall Project, the online journalism organization focused on criminal justice. | Pris…
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As COVID Surges in LA, Indigenous Communities Fight to Preserve Life and Culture
Staff | truthout.org | 2021-01-13
As Los Angeles County reports record COVID-19 infections, overflowing hospitals and record death tolls, we look at how Indigenous communities there are among the hardest hit in working-class neighborhoods, where many are essential workers. "Indigenous people, we don't have the privilege to stay home and not go to work," says Odilia Romero, co-founder and executive director of Indigenous Communities in Leadership, or CIELO, an Indigenous women-led nonprofit organization in Los Angeles. Romero…
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As COVID Surges in L.A., Hard-Hit Indigenous Communities Fight to Preserve Life, Culture & Language
Staff | democracynow.org | 2021-01-13
As Los Angeles County reports record COVID-19 infections, overflowing hospitals and record death tolls, we look at how Indigenous communities there are among the hardest hit in working-class neighborhoods, where many are essential workers. "Indigenous people, we don't have the privilege to stay home and not go to work," says Odilia Romero, co-founder and executive director of Indigenous Communities in Leadership, or CIELO, an Indigenous women-led nonprofit organization in Los Angeles. Romero also laments "the loss of knowledge" that comes with the devastation of COVID-19. "Some of the elders have passed away, and…
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Step up surveillance of emerging coronavirus variants, WHO urges
news.un.org | 2021-01-13
Efforts should be stepped up to quickly identify and study emerging variants of the COVID-19-causing SARS-CoV-2 virus, UN World Health Organization (WHO) scientists said on Tuesday.
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Fewer protections, lower wages, and higher health risks: Homeworking in the COVID era
news.un.org | 2021-01-13
The UN's labour agency (ILO) called on Wednesday for greater recognition and protection for the hundreds of millions of people who work from home, accounting for almost eight per cent of the global workforce even before the COVID-19 pandemic.
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Step up vigil for emerging coronavirus variants, WHO urges
news.un.org | 2021-01-13
Efforts should be stepped up to quickly identify and study emerging variants of the COVID-19-causing SARS-CoV-2 virus, UN World Health Organization (WHO) scientists said on Tuesday.
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The UK's Brexit-and-Covid Languors
Kenneth Surin | counterpunch.org | 2021-01-13
The UK has been in a protracted capitalist crisis since the collapse of…
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Before it begins, COVID-19 vaccination in Turkey already a fiasco
wsws.org | 2021-01-13
The Turkish government's murderous ruling class "herd immunity" policy continues with a chaotic and incompetent roll-out of the vaccine.
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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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Ten Things You Need to Know about the Experimental COVID Vaccines
Makia Freeman | globalresearch.ca | 2021-01-13
Experimental COVID Vaccines | are coming to town, being rolled out worldwide as the transhumanistic New World Order (NWO) agenda dictates. This next phase of the COVID scamdemic is an incredibly dangerous one — the phase where authorities take their sovereignty-violating …
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'Stay at home': Portuguese PM announces new lockdown after record Covid-19 death and infection rates
rt.com | 2021-01-13
Portugal's Prime Minister António Costa urged people to stay at home as he announced on Wednesday that the country would enter another national lockdown following record rates of Covid-19 deaths and new cases. | "We are at the most dangerous moment [of the pandemic]. The rule is simple: all of us should stay home," Costa told reporters during a briefing at the Ajuda Palace in Lisbon. | On Wednesday, the Portuguese authorities reported a record daily increase of 156 deaths, taking total fatalities to 8,236, which Costa said was "not acceptable." | The country also recorded a further 10,556 new Covid-19 infectio…
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'Stay at home': Portuguese PM announces new lockdown after record Covid-19 death and infection rates
rt.com | 2021-01-13
Portugal's Prime Minister António Costa urged people to stay at home as he announced on Wednesday that the country would enter another national lockdown following record rates of Covid-19 deaths and new cases. | "We are at the most dangerous moment [of the pandemic]. The rule is simple: all of us should stay home," Costa told reporters during a briefing at the Ajuda Palace in Lisbon. | On Wednesday, the Portuguese authorities reported a record daily increase of 156 deaths, taking total fatalities to 8,236, which Costa said was "not acceptable." | The country also recorded a further 10,556 new Covid-19 infectio…
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'Perfect storm': WHO warns second year of fighting Covid-19 could be 'even tougher' than the first
rt.com | 2021-01-13
Ongoing transmission dynamics show the world needs to brace for an even tougher year of fighting Covid-19, the World Health Organization (WHO) has warned, while the disease has turned into the "perfect storm" in Europe and the US. | "We are going into a second year of this, it could even be tougher given the transmission dynamics and some of the issues that we are seeing," WHO's Health Emergencies chief, Mike Ryan, said during a Q&A session broadcast online on Wednesday. | Following a drop in new cases reported over the…
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'Perfect storm': WHO warns second year of fighting Covid-19 could be 'even tougher' than the first
rt.com | 2021-01-13
Ongoing transmission dynamics show the world needs to brace for an even tougher year of fighting Covid-19, the World Health Organization (WHO) has warned, while the disease has turned into the "perfect storm" in Europe and the US. | "We are going into a second year of this, it could even be tougher given the transmission dynamics and some of the issues that we are seeing," WHO's Health Emergencies chief, Mike Ryan, said during a Q&A session broadcast online on Wednesday. | Following a drop in new cases reported over the…
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China's Heilongjiang Reports 43 Confirmed COVID-19 Cases
telesurenglish.net | 2021-01-13
Northeast China's Heilongjiang Province reported 43 confirmed COVID-19 cases and 68 asymptomatic infections on Wednesday, local health authorities said on Thursday. | RELATED: | Mexico To Ensure Vaccination of Its Migrants in the US | All the new cases were close contacts or secondary close contacts of earlier COVID-19 infections in Huiqi Village, Wangkui County. | All the new confirmed and asymptomatic cases have been rushed to designated medical institutions, their close contacts and…
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PAHO: Latam Reports Highest Contagion Figures Since March
telesurenglish.net | 2021-01-13
The Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) revealed on Wednesday that the region is facing the highest contagion rate since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, as 2.5 million cases were reported last week alone. | RELATED: | PAHO: Initial Vaccination in Latam Estimated at $2 Billion | "Virtually every country in the Americas is seeing an acceleration in the virus's spread," the organization warned in a statement. This, as the new COVID-19 mutation, has been identified in six cou…
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Saint Anthony Fauci: The Hidden History
Alexander Rubinstein | mintpressnews.com | 2021-01-13
Dr. Anthony Fauci, the top scientist on the Coronavirus taskforce, is being reproached after it was revealed last month that he was "moving the goalposts" on coronavirus herd immunity. But his long history of misleading the American public, or getting things completely wrong, remains unscrutinized — until now. | Before I get started on Dr. Fauci's handling of the coronavirus and his handling of the HIV/AIDS crisis and other major outbreaks of infectious diseases, I want to be clear that the point of this article is not to push covid-denialism. I can already envision some mainstream media hack, foaming at…
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'Enough Is Enough': How a New York Coalition Is Pushing Lawmakers to Raise the State's Revenue
Sam Mellins | progressive.org | 2021-01-13
The Invest in Our New York Campaign, involving more than 100 groups, is urging legislators to take action amid the COVID-19-induced recession.
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German hospital group terminates nurse after criticism of situation in ICUs
wsws.org | 2021-01-13
As new infections reach record levels in Germany, the number of people requiring hospitalization for COVID-19 is growing.
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Agroecology and Post-COVID Plunder
Colin Todhunter | globalresearch.ca | 2021-01-13
Contingent on World Bank aid to be given to poorer countries in the wake of coronavirus lockdowns, agrifood conglomerates will aim to further expand their influence. These firms have been integral to the consolidation of a global food regime that …
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Video: "Lockdown" Public Health Policies in Ontario: Dr. Naomi Wolf Talks to Courageous Physician Dr. Patrick Phillips
Dr. Patrick Phillips | globalresearch.ca | 2021-01-13
Dr. Patrick Phillips, a family physician and front liner in health care in Ontario, talks with Dr. Naomi Wolf of Daily Clout on the devastating impacts of COVID-19 lockdown. | He firmly believes that the consequences outweigh the benefits and …
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Global COVID-19 death toll nears 2 million
wsws.org | 2021-01-13
It has been one year since the first person died from complications caused by SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes the disease COVID-19.
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London Mayor declares "major incident" as UK capital devastated by COVID-19
wsws.org | 2021-01-13
The Office for National Statistics estimates that one in 30 people are infected with the virus in London, up to one in 20 in the worst-hit areas.
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IlO Urges Governments To Protect Homeworkers
telesurenglish.net | 2021-01-13
The International Labor Organization (ILO) urged governments on Thursday to protect homeworkers as figures have risen alarmingly amid the COVID-19 pandemic. It is estimated that one in five people has had to work from home worldwide during the first half of 2020. | RELATED: | ILO Praises Mexico for Labor Reforms Amidst COVID-19 Pandemic | The ILO points out that homeworkers "are usually worse off than those who work outside the home, even in higher-skilled professions" as they have…
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What's the Future of Afghanistan After Trump? US Troops Replaced by Private Military Contractors?
Andrew Korybko | globalresearch.ca | 2021-01-13
Biden's Foreign Policy | Many questions are swirling about President-Elect Biden's foreign policy upon his impending inauguration next week, but one of the most relevant for all of Eurasia is what his stance will be towards the US' seemingly never-ending War | …
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Video: Mysterious Aircraft Pound Turkish Oil Smugglers in Syria. US Supply Convoys Are Blown Up in Iraq
South Front | globalresearch.ca | 2021-01-13
The first month of 2021 was marked by a new round of violence in Syria. The situation was especially complicated in Greater Idlib, northern Aleppo and in the central desert. | On January 8, ISIS terrorists launched a large attack on …
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Venezuela: Maduro Blasts Sanctions, Sets Sights on Economic Recovery
Manuela Solé | venezuelanalysis.com | 2021-01-13
Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro presented his annual address to the new National Assembly…
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Saudi-led Embargoes Against Qatar Failed
Paul Antonopoulos | globalresearch.ca | 2021-01-13
2021 began with a historic decision in the Middle East as Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates (UAE), Bahrain and Egypt decided to end their diplomatic and economic embargo against Qatar. The decision to end the embargo, that has been …
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Marx, the Civil War and the U.S. today
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2021-01-13
Chicago, IL – Karl Marx observed over a 150 years ago that "the biggest thing happening in the world today are on the one hand the movement of the slaves in America started by the death of John Brown and on the other the movement of the serfs in Russia." | According to Marx, the defining event leading up to the Civil War was not the Slaveholders' Rebellion announced by the cannon fire on Fort Sumter but the raid on Harpers Ferry led by John Brown and Shields Green – a Black and white band of abolitionists. In other words, the movement of the slaves inspired by Harpers Ferry, and the election of a president – Linc…
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US indigenous group files lawsuit to stop approval for planned copper mine
Peoples Dispatch | peoplesdispatch.org | 2021-01-13
The Apache people in the state of Arizona have been fighting against a planned copper mine in Oak Flat by the controversial company Rio Tinto…
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Restoring the Threat of Impeachment for Future Office Holders
David Swanson | zcomm.org | 2021-01-13
It matters because a precedent has to be set for presidents who try to overturn elections through fraudulent actions, dishonest demagoguery, and the instigation of violence…
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"American Abyss": Fascism Historian Tim Snyder on Trump's Coup Attempt, Impeachment & What's Next
Staff | democracynow.org | 2021-01-13
As the House votes to impeach President Trump, the FBI warns there could be a repeat of the violent insurrection he encouraged on January 6, with Trump loyalists planning to hold armed protests nationwide ahead of Joe Biden's inauguration. We speak with Timothy Snyder, a historian of fascism, who says the riot at the U.S. Capitol was "completely and utterly predictable" given President Trump's record of stoking extremism and undermining democratic institutions. "The American republic is hanging by a thread because the president of the United States has sought to use violence to stay in power and essentially to ov…
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War Of The (Financial) Worlds
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2021-01-13
Sometimes things only make sense when seen through a magnifying lens. As it happens, I'm thinking about reality, the very American and global reality clearly repeating itself as 2021 begins. | We all know, of course, that we're living through a once-in-a-century-style pandemic; that millions of people have lost their jobs, a portion of which will never return; that the poorest among us, who can withstand such acute economic hardship the least, have been slammed the hardest; and that the global economy has been kneecapped, thanks to a battery of lockdowns, shutdowns, restrictions of various sorts, and health-relat…
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Europe in 2021
Boaventura de Sousa Santos | zcomm.org | 2021-01-13
Portugal assumes the EU presidency at a crucial moment. Amid a fluid scenario and systemic risks, the way Europe emerges from the pandemic may be relevant in terms of rebalancing a disparate global agenda…
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UK Educators Rank-and-File Safety Committee warns of packed schools amid an escalating pandemic and third lockdown
wsws.org | 2021-01-13
The first Educators Rank-and-File Safety Committee meeting of this year met after Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced a third lockdown, after being faced with the threat of mass walkouts and boycotts by educators and parents that could spread to other sections of workers.
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No mask, no money? HSBC warns UK customers they could FORFEIT their accounts if they don't obey pandemic rules
rt.com | 2021-01-13
UK customers who refuse to wear masks inside HSBC branches will be refused service and may have their accounts closed, the bank says. The threat was not well-received, particularly given HSBC's criminal history. | HSBC customers who enter a branch bare-faced without a medical exemption could forfeit their money, a spokesperson told UK tabloid the Mirror on Tuesday. The corporation's head of branch network for the UK argued bank workers "deserve respect and should not have to face violent or abusive beh…
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No mask, no money? HSBC warns UK customers they could FORFEIT their accounts if they don't obey pandemic rules
rt.com | 2021-01-13
UK customers who refuse to wear masks inside HSBC branches will be refused service and may have their accounts closed, the bank says. The threat was not well-received, particularly given HSBC's criminal history. | HSBC customers who enter a branch bare-faced without a medical exemption could forfeit their money, a spokesperson told UK tabloid the Mirror on Tuesday. The corporation's head of branch network for the UK argued bank workers "deserve respect and should not have to face violent or abusive beh…
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The Top 10 Weather and Climate Events of a Record-setting Year
Dr. Jeff Masters | globalresearch.ca | 2021-01-13
Calendar year 2020 was an extreme and abnormal year, in so many ways. The global coronavirus pandemic altered people's lives around the world, as did extreme weather and climate events. Let's review the year's top 10 such events. | . | ….
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A Big Jump In Gas Prices Pushes Overall CPI Up 0.4 Percent In December
Karen Conner | cepr.net | 2021-01-13
(This is a compilation of Dean Baker's quick-take analysis over Twitter. Follow @DeanBaker13 on Twitter to get his quick-take analysis of government data immediately upon release.) The pandemic has led to a real flip in price trends. Rent, medical care, and education had been sectors with higher inflation. This is no longer the case; now food and cars …
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The Heat: U.S. & whistleblowers
Anand Naidoo | america.cgtn.com | 2021-01-13
Julian Assange's extradition to the U.S. was denied by a British judge, but his legal ordeal is far from over. We will take a look at how governments are dealing with whistleblowers.
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Julian Assange, WikiLeaks and Australia's Complicity
Binoy Kampmark | dissidentvoice.org | 2021-01-13
Australia's Foreign Minister, Marise Payne, said little in the statement from her department, which was a good thing, as it might have been dangerously useful. The finding of a UK court on whether Julian Assange would be extradited to the United States was made "on the grounds of his mental health and consequent suicide risk." …
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Julian Assange, WikiLeaks and Australia's Complicity
Dr. Binoy Kampmark | globalresearch.ca | 2021-01-13
Australia's Foreign Minister, Marise Payne, said little in the statement from her department, which was a good thing, as it might have been dangerously useful. The finding of a UK court on whether Julian Assange would be extradited …
globalresearch.ca/julian-assange-wikilea…

Insecurity and bureaucracy hampering aid to Ethiopia's Tigray region
news.un.org | 2021-01-13
Nearly three months after the start of conflict in Ethiopia's Tigray region, hundreds of thousands of people have yet to receive assistance, the United Nations reported on Wednesday, citing information from its humanitarian coordination agency, OCHA.
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A Record of Hawkish Intervention: Biden Picks Samantha Power to Head USAID
Alan Macleod | mintpressnews.com | 2021-01-13
Samantha Power has been an outspoken advocate of US humanitarian intervention, promoting the Iraq war and defending human rights abusers like Israel and Saudi Arabia.
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'One State is a Game Changer': A Conversation with Ilan Pappe and Awad Abdelfattah on the One Democratic State Campaign
Ramzy Baroud, Romana Rubeo | counterpunch.org | 2021-01-13
As the US ruling elites have fully succumbed to Israel's political discourse on Palestine, the Israeli government of right-wing Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, may feel that it, alone, is capable of determining the future of the Palestinian people. This conclusion is, perhaps, gleaned from Israel's behavior in recent years and months. The expansion of illegal…
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Britain to Issue Vaccine Passports
Stephen Lendman | globalresearch.ca | 2021-01-13
According to the London Telegraph, UK vaccine passports "could be rolled out across the UK" if Boris Johnson's "trial" run goes as planned. | Biometrics firm iProov and cybersecurity firm Mvine developed a digital passport for the trial in two …
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Palestinians of Jerusalem protect their land against Israel's bulldozers and arbitrary laws
Aseel Jundi | middleeasteye.net | 2021-01-13
Palestinians of Jerusalem protect their land against Israel's bulldozers and arbitrary laws | Residents of Wadi al-Rababa say they have papers proving ownership dating back to Ottoman days, as they clash with Israeli forces called in to support crews razing their land | Aseel Jundi | Wed, 01/13/2021 – 09: 59 | Shadi al-Samrin surveys the damage done to his family's land (MEE/Aseel Jundi) | The Palestinians of Wa…
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Progressive Jewish groups oppose codifying IHRA antisemitism definition into US law
MEE staff | middleeasteye.net | 2021-01-13
Progressive Jewish groups oppose codifying IHRA antisemitism definition into US law | Ten groups warn that IHRA definition is being wrongly used against those who 'oppose the Israeli occupation of Palestinian territory' | MEE staff | Wed, 01/13/2021 – 17: 58 | Protesters from multiple Palestinian rights organisations demonstrate outside White House on 15 September in Washington (AFP/File photo) | Almost a dozen pro-Israel…
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'Until my last breath': Palestinians of Jerusalem defend land against Israel's bulldozers
Aseel Jundi | middleeasteye.net | 2021-01-13
'Until my last breath': Palestinians of Jerusalem defend land against Israel's bulldozers | Residents of Wadi al-Rababa say they have papers proving ownership dating back to Ottoman days, as they clash with Israeli forces called in to support crews razing their land | Aseel Jundi | Wed, 01/13/2021 – 09: 59 | Shadi al-Samrin surveys the damage done to his family's land (MEE/Aseel Jundi) | The Palestinians of Wadi…
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Progressive Jewish groups oppose codifying IHRA antisemitism definition into US law
MEE staff | middleeasteye.net | 2021-01-13
Progressive Jewish groups oppose codifying IHRA antisemitism definition into US law | Ten groups warn that IHRA definition is being wrongly used against those who 'oppose the Israeli occupation of Palestinian territory' | MEE staff | Wed, 01/13/2021 – 17: 58 | Protesters from multiple Palestinian rights organisations demonstrate outside White House on 15 September in Washington (AFP/File photo) | Nearly a dozen pro-Israel…
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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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Sunday 1/17: Pin@y Power: Building Multi-Racial Working-Class Movements
Freedom Socialist Party Bay Area | indybay.org | 2021-01-13
Zoom (Registration link in description)…
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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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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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Rumors Spread of a 2024 Presidential Run as Pompeo Paves Way for Future Wars
Alan Macleod | mintpressnews.com | 2021-01-13
In what are likely his final few days in office, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has been taking a number of increasingly outlandish and aggressive policy steps.
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Lee Camp: America Condemns One Violent Mob While Celebrating Another
Lee Camp | mintpressnews.com | 2021-01-13
Washington DC (ScheerPost) — Most rational Americans have correctly criticized and denounced the violent insurrection in the Capitol last week. Those moments of attack by a racist, disgusting mob have not lacked for condemnation and denunciation. They were violent. They were reprehensible. They called for the killing of lawmakers, demand…
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Lee Camp: America Condemns One Violent Mob While Celebrating Another
Editor | scheerpost.com | 2021-01-13
Tyler Merbler / CC BY 2.0] By Lee Camp / Original to ScheerPost Most rational Americans have correctly criticized and denounced the violent insurrection in the Capitol last week. Those moments of attack by a racist, disgusting mob have not lacked for condemnation and denunciation. They were violent. They were reprehensible. They called for the killing of lawmakers, demanded the hanging of Congress… | Source…
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Friday 1/22: Indigemedia: Navigating Native American Representation in Film and Media
American Indian Resource Center at UCSC | indybay.org | 2021-01-13
Online, register here: docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSd7y2ST…
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Monday 1/18: Martin Luther King Jr Day Concert
Santa Cruz Food Not Bombs | indybay.org | 2021-01-13
301 Front St, Santa Cruz…
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Saturday 1/23: 2021: What Lies Ahead – Their Plans and Ours
Speak Out Now | indybay.org | 2021-01-13
Online meeting, see website for details…
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Thursday 1/14: Unpacking the Insurrection w/ People for the American Way
People for the American Way | indybay.org | 2021-01-13
Online event…
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Wednesday 1/20: I Get Results! Frank Moore for President 2008
Keith Wilson | indybay.org | 2021-01-13
Cushion Works | 3320 18th Street | San Francisco, CA…
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TRO Extended Another Week; Homeless Removal Squad Seeks More Pretexts
Norse, Condotti, and van Keulen | indybay.org | 2021-01-13
Federal Magistrate Susan van Keulen granted a last minute motion from City Attorney Condotti delaying any decision and/or hearing on the San Lorenzo Campground until January 20th, allowing both the SC Homeless Union Survival Supporters and "Save the Grass; Screw the Homeless" attorneys to present more evidence and argument to sweep the park.
indybay.org/newsitems/2021/01/13/1883936…

Thursday 1/28: King 2021 Lecture & Conversation on Racism, Poverty, Militarism & More w/ Justice Leaders
Poor People's Campaign & Morehouse College | indybay.org | 2021-01-13
Online event…
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Thursday 1/21: Biden Day One: What's Next For Muslim Communities?
ANMBEC | indybay.org | 2021-01-13
Online event…
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Friday 1/15: Commemoration of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s Birthday
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Legacy Committee | indybay.org | 2021-01-13
Online Zoom conference | Register here for Zoom link: http: //bit.ly/MLK2021sjpl…
indybay.org/newsitems/2021/01/12/1883936…

Thursday 1/21: Biden Day One: What's Next For Muslim Communities?
ANMBEC | indybay.org | 2021-01-13
Online event…
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Monday 1/18: Martin Luther King Jr Day Concert
Santa Cruz Food Not Bombs | indybay.org | 2021-01-13
301 Front St, Santa Cruz…
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Biden Names Transparency Advocate to Top Regulatory Post
Zach Conti | indybay.org | 2021-01-13
Gary Gensler, former Wall Street regulator will be President-elect Biden's nominee to head the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), according to Reuters. Gensler will lead the agency created after the 1920's stock market crash to protect investors and enforce stability in the banking system.
indybay.org/newsitems/2021/01/13/1883937…

This & That
Lucine Kasbarian | indybay.org | 2021-01-13
Satirical cartoon…
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Saturday 1/16: Black History Month educators' roundtable: James Baldwin
David Giesen | indybay.org | 2021-01-13
Email info(at)TheCommonsSF.org for a secure conference link.
indybay.org/newsitems/2021/01/13/1883938…

How Did Gore Receive At Least 114,000 More Votes Than Bush In Florida In 2000
One Person One Vote | indybay.org | 2021-01-13
Jeb Bush's voter roll purging, the criminal deceit of the Florida Times Union, police intimidation, barring of precincts etc robbed the American people of our choice in 2000. The disastrous results remain with us at this time.
indybay.org/newsitems/2021/01/13/1883936…

TRO Extended Another Week; Homeless Removal Squad Seeks More Pretexts
Norse, Condotti, and van Keulen | indybay.org | 2021-01-13
Federal Magistrate Susan van Keulen granted a last minute motion from City Attorney Condotti delaying any decision and/or hearing on the San Lorenzo Campground until January 20th, allowing both the SC Homeless Union Survival Supporters and "Save the Grass; Screw the Homeless" attorneys to present more evidence and argument to sweep the park.
indybay.org/newsitems/2021/01/13/1883936…

Wednesday 1/13: Climate Emergency: Mass Virtual Town Hall w/ Eco Change Makers from Across USA
Environment America & 26 partners | indybay.org | 2021-01-13
Online via Zoom or livestream…
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This & That
Lucine Kasbarian | indybay.org | 2021-01-13
Satirical cartoon…
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Thursday 1/14: Unpacking the Insurrection w/ People for the American Way
People for the American Way | indybay.org | 2021-01-13
Online event…
indybay.org/newsitems/2021/01/12/1883935…

Rep. Jim Jordan Projects His Own Vote Fraud Onto Democrats
Democracy | indybay.org | 2021-01-13
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…

Reclaiming the Radical Legacy of Dr. King: APTP to Lead 7th ÔªøÔªøAnnual Weekend of Action
Anti Police-Terror Project | indybay.org | 2021-01-13
Weekend Culminates with King Day Car Caravan from the Port of Oakland to Eastmont Mall to #REfundREstoreREimagine our Communities…
indybay.org/newsitems/2021/01/12/1883935…

Wednesday 1/13: Climate Emergency: Mass Virtual Town Hall w/ Eco Change Makers from Across USA
Environment America & 26 partners | indybay.org | 2021-01-13
Online via Zoom or livestream…
indybay.org/newsitems/2021/01/12/1883936…

Friday 1/15: Commemoration of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s Birthday
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Legacy Committee | indybay.org | 2021-01-13
Online Zoom conference | Register here for Zoom link: http: //bit.ly/MLK2021sjpl…
indybay.org/newsitems/2021/01/12/1883936…

How Did Gore Receive At Least 114,000 More Votes Than Bush In Florida In 2000
One Person One Vote | indybay.org | 2021-01-13
Jeb Bush's voter roll purging, the criminal deceit of the Florida Times Union, police intimidation, barring of precincts etc robbed the American people of our choice in 2000. The disastrous results remain with us at this time.
indybay.org/newsitems/2021/01/13/1883936…

Friday 1/22: Indigemedia: Navigating Native American Representation in Film and Media
American Indian Resource Center at UCSC | indybay.org | 2021-01-13
Online, register here: docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSd7y2ST…
indybay.org/newsitems/2021/01/12/1883934…

Wednesday 1/20: I Get Results! Frank Moore for President 2008
Keith Wilson | indybay.org | 2021-01-13
Cushion Works | 3320 18th Street | San Francisco, CA…
indybay.org/newsitems/2021/01/12/1883936…

Reclaiming the Radical Legacy of Dr. King: APTP to Lead 7th ÔªøÔªøAnnual Weekend of Action
Anti Police-Terror Project | indybay.org | 2021-01-13
Weekend Culminates with King Day Car Caravan from the Port of Oakland to Eastmont Mall to #REfundREstoreREimagine our Communities…
indybay.org/newsitems/2021/01/12/1883935…

Biden Names Transparency Advocate to Top Regulatory Post
Zach Conti | indybay.org | 2021-01-13
Gary Gensler, former Wall Street regulator will be President-elect Biden's nominee to head the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), according to Reuters. Gensler will lead the agency created after the 1920's stock market crash to protect investors and enforce stability in the banking system.
indybay.org/newsitems/2021/01/13/1883937…

Thursday 1/28: King 2021 Lecture & Conversation on Racism, Poverty, Militarism & More w/ Justice Leaders
Poor People's Campaign & Morehouse College | indybay.org | 2021-01-13
Online event…
indybay.org/newsitems/2021/01/12/1883935…

Schumer Says if Trump Convicted Senate to Hold Vote to Bar Him From Running Again
sputniknews.com | 2021-01-13
WASHINGTON (Sputnik) – The US Senate will vote on whether to bar US President Donald Trump from running for the White House in the future if he is convicted of impeachment charges, the presumptive Majority Leader, Chuck Schumer, said in a statement.
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Video: Massive Unrest Rocks Brussels Amid Death of Black Man in Police Custody
sputniknews.com | 2021-01-13
According to reports by local media, the Belgian capital city saw protests following the death of a young man in police custody. The man reportedly tried to escape from officers when they asked for his documents.
sputniknews.com/europe/20210113108175836…

Tennessee Lawmaker Introduces Bill to Add Statue of Dolly Parton to State Capitol Grounds
sputniknews.com | 2021-01-13
Dolly Parton, 74, is an American singer and songwriter best known for her country music. Parton made her debut in 1967 with her album "Hello, I'm Dolly," which propelled her successful career. She was born in Sevierville, Tennessee in 1946.
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Photos: China Rolls Out 'Super Bullet Maglev Train' That Uses New High-Temperature Superconductor
sputniknews.com | 2021-01-13
China announced plans for two new maglev train routes as part of its vast expansion of high-speed rail travel: one from Shanghai to Hangzhou and one from Guangzhou to Shenzhen.
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Trump has been impeached (again) with a week to go: What the hell happens now?>
Dean Obeidallah | salon.com | 2021-01-13
Legal scholar Corey Brettschneider on why another impeachment was necessary: "This presidency is a loaded gun"
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Lessons From A Decade Of Student Activism In The UK
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2021-01-13
Ten years ago, tens of thousands of students flooded the streets of London protesting against fees, cuts and demanding free public education in the biggest student demonstration in British history. They took over the Conservative Party headquarters, hanging red and black flags from the rooftop and surrounding the building with barricades. The demonstration marked the rebirth of the British student movement and the beginning of a new generation of activists that would confront marketization and austerity over the coming decade. | Though students could not stop the further commodification of higher education, they…
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New Mexican Economists Warn: Change Course Now
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2021-01-13
Later this month, New Mexico lawmakers will have another chance to fix an economic problem that has plagued the state for decades. | "For at least 40 years people in the state government and the Legislature have known that they are overly dependent on oil and gas for state revenue," says Jim Peach, regents professor of economics at New Mexico State University. | 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. | "Like it or not, we're at the tail end of the fossil fue…
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Building Class Power By Fighting For The Common Good
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2021-01-13
As activists orient to…
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An Exhausted Planet Limps Into 2021
Robert Hunziker | zcomm.org | 2021-01-13
"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."
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Reviewing Kim Scipes' Building Global Labor Solidarity
Vincent Emanuele | zcomm.org | 2021-01-13
Workers in South Africa and the Philippines were able to accomplish the unimaginable under circumstances far worse than the ones we encounter in the U.S. For me, this is a source of great inspiration…
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A Nation Imploding: Digital Tyranny, Insurrection and Martial Law
John W. Whitehead | globalresearch.ca | 2021-01-13
"In this difficult day, in this difficult time for the United States, it is perhaps well to ask what kind of a nation we are and what direction we want to move in. [Y]ou can be filled with bitterness, with …
globalresearch.ca/digital-tyranny-insurr…

Ethiopia conflict: Outrage over damage to Tigray mosque
Zecharias Zelalem | middleeasteye.net | 2021-01-13
Ethiopia conflict: Outrage over damage to Tigray mosque | Details of the damage inflicted on the al-Nejashi mosque – believed to be one of the oldest mosques in Africa – took weeks to emerge | Zecharias Zelalem | Wed, 01/13/2021 – 14: 48 | Images emerged on 1 January showing damage reportedly inflicted on the seventh-century al-Nejashi mosque in November in Ethiopia's Tigray region (Supplied) | The conflic…
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UN reports major progress towards eradicating sheep and goat plague
news.un.org | 2021-01-13
The world is moving closer to stamping out a highly contagious disease that affects sheep and goats, but also the livelihoods of millions of families who depend on these animals for food and income, the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) said on Wednesday.
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Uganda: UN chief calls for 'inclusive, transparent and peaceful' elections
news.un.org | 2021-01-13
The UN chief on Wednesday issued a call for an "inclusive, transparent and peaceful" election process across Uganda, a day ahead of the polls opening.
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Mali transition presents opportunity to break 'vicious circle of political crises'
news.un.org | 2021-01-13
The current political transition period in Mali offers an opportunity to "break out of the vicious circle of political crises followed by coups d'état", the UN envoy in the country told the Security Council on Wednesday.
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Peacekeeper killed in 'heinous attacks' in Central African Republic
news.un.org | 2021-01-13
The UN Secretary-General has called for action to ensure accountability for "heinous attacks" in the Central African Republic (CAR) on Wednesday that left a Rwandan peacekeeper dead and another wounded.
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Rights group calls on US Muslims to be 'extra vigilant' in wake of Capitol riot
MEE staff | middleeasteye.net | 2021-01-13
Rights group calls on US Muslims to be 'extra vigilant' in wake of Capitol riot | Council on American-Islamic Relations says threat posed by far-right white supremacist violence is high and Muslims may be targets | MEE staff | Wed, 01/13/2021 – 21: 17 | CAIR urges mosques and other Islamic institutions to take measures outlined in its safety booklet (AFP) | A leading Muslim-American civil rights and advocacy group urged M…
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Refugee rights activist contests 'incitement' charge
Pip Hinman | greenleft.org.au | 2021-01-13
Chris Slee reports that refugee rights supporters will rally on January 27 outside the Melbourne Magistrates Court to support activists who have been charged for organising safe protests.
greenleft.org.au/content/refugee-rights-…

David Shoebridge: 'End racial profiling, a lead cause in Black deaths in custody'
Pip Hinman | greenleft.org.au | 2021-01-13
NSW MLC David Shoebridge told Suzanne James that until systemic racial profiling ends, Black deaths in custody will continue while the 1991 royal commission's recommendations are not implemented.
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Too Many Shoes
Sue Coe | thenation.com | 2021-01-13
Too Many Shoes…
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A Soundtrack for the American Subconscious
Bijan Stephen | thenation.com | 2021-01-13
A Soundtrack for the American Subconscious…
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The Execution of Lisa Montgomery and 'the Craven Bloodlust of a Failed Administration'
Victoria Law | thenation.com | 2021-01-13
The Execution of Lisa Montgomery and 'the Craven Bloodlust of a Failed Administration'…
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How the United States Chose to Become a Country of Homelessness
Dale Maharidge | thenation.com | 2021-01-13
How the United States Chose to Become a Country of Homelessness…
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Refugee describes 'unbearable' conditions at Kent military barracks
The Canary | thecanary.co | 2021-01-13
A refugee living at a military barracks in Kent has said conditions are "unbearable", with 34 people sharing one shower.There have been reports of suicide attempts at Napier Barracks, near Folkestone, which the Home Office is using to house asylum seekers including people who have crossed the Channel in small boats.Dozens of residents gathered outside the barbed wire-topped fence on Tuesday chanting "freedom" and waving banners.Many are on hunger strike and sleeping outside despite the cold nights in protest at conditions in the camp.The Government said it takes the wellbeing of asylum seekers "extremely seriousl…
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There's a backlash against posties. We need to support them
Steve Topple | thecanary.co | 2021-01-13
Postal workers are facing a backlash from some members of the public. This is because people's post has been delayed. But is it the fault of Royal Mail staff? Umm, no. | Postal problems: | The Guardian reported that Royal Mail has limited deliveries in 28 parts of the UK. The majority of these are in England. It said it was because "many staff have contracted coronavirus or…
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A Nation Imploding: Digital Tyranny, Insurrection and Martial Law
John Whitehead | mintpressnews.com | 2021-01-13
This is what we have been reduced to: A violent mob. A nation on the brink of martial law. A populace under house arrest. A techno-corporate state wielding its power to immobilize huge swaths of the country. And a Constitution in tatters.
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'High protein content': Insects set to crawl their way onto Europeans' plates as EU regulator rules MEALWORMS are SAFE to eat
rt.com | 2021-01-13
Europeans are a step closer to finding all sorts of creepy crawlies on the menu as the EU Food Safety Agency (EFSA) has officially deemed the first such species — a yellow mealworm, to be specific — safe to eat. | The development means that people buying pasta, burgers and even biscuits in a store somewhere in Europe might soon find out that their food is made of mealworms, thoroughly dried and ground into powder, while those of a more adventurous nature may be able to buy a baggie of whole dried insects as a snack. | Such possibilities are about to open up following the decision by the European fo…
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'High protein content': Insects set to crawl their way onto Europeans' plates as EU regulator rules MEALWORMS are SAFE to eat
rt.com | 2021-01-13
Europeans are a step closer to finding all sorts of creepy crawlies on the menu as the EU Food Safety Agency (EFSA) has officially deemed the first such species — a yellow mealworm, to be specific — safe to eat. | The development means that people buying pasta, burgers and even biscuits in a store somewhere in Europe might soon find out that their food is made of mealworms, thoroughly dried and ground into powder, while those of a more adventurous nature may be able to buy a baggie of whole dried insects as a snack. | Such possibilities are about to open up following the decision by the European fo…
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£7.2m quantum network will develop technology to probe Universe's mysteries
imperial.ac.uk | 2021-01-13
The Atom Interferometry Observatory and Network (AION), led by Imperial researchers, will accelerate searches for dark matter and gravitational waves.
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Non-invasive brain stimulation helps to ease tremors
imperial.ac.uk | 2021-01-13
UK researchers have used electrical pulses to help suppress the tremors typically found in conditions such as Parkinson's disease.
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New digital finance platform launches for Imperial students
imperial.ac.uk | 2021-01-13
The new platform, Blackbullion, is being provided to students for free and hosts features intended to support good financial health.
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Non-invasive brain stimulation helps to ease tremors
imperial.ac.uk | 2021-01-13
UK researchers have used to electrical pulses to help supress the tremors typically found in conditions such as Parkinson's disease.
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American capitalism's endless military drive
Yanis Iqbal | mronline.org | 2021-01-13
The U.S. Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) has announced that weapons exports have risen by 2.8% to $175 billion in 2020. In their annual briefing on U.S. arms sales, the Pentagon and State Department cold-bloodedly described this increase as an "accomplishment."
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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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On eve of Ugandan elections, presidential contender Bobi Wine faces renewed persecution
Peoples Dispatch | peoplesdispatch.org | 2021-01-13
Bobi Wine, the leading opposition candidate, has continuously faced attacks and repression in his attempt to unseat long-term president Yoweri Museveni in the elections that will be held on January 14…
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Questions In the Wake of the Beer Belly Putsch
David Rovics | dissidentvoice.org | 2021-01-13
After seeing some very strange, amnesiac discussion threads on social media, I have a few words to consign to the screen. Naturally, social media and the media media are all going nuts since the more or less successful far right siege of the Capitol. There are a variety of talking points that I've been hearing …
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Sen. Josh Hawley: The Face of New American Fascism?
David Rosen | counterpunch.org | 2021-01-13
"No one other than President Donald Trump himself is more responsible for Wednesday's [January 6th] coup attempt at the U.S. Capitol than one Joshua David Hawley, the 41-year-old junior senator from Missouri, who put out a fundraising appeal while the siege was underway." So opens the Kansas City Star's coverage of January 6th storming of…
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Biden's Patriot Act 2.0: Exploiting the Chaos to Impose More Surveillance and Censorship
Rainer Shea | globalresearch.ca | 2021-01-13
GR Editor's Note | With regard to the coverage of the Wednesday Capitol Event, Global Research will be publishing opposing and contradictory points of view by several of our authors. | We are dealing with a complex and far-reaching political process. We …
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A renaissance fighter for freedom, justice, and peace
John Marciano | mronline.org | 2021-01-13
Released in 2019 on the 100th anniversary of Paul Robeson's graduation from Rutgers University, Ballad of an American, brings Robeson's creative and powerful historical presence to life through a striking graphic text and excellent afterword.
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Dangerous Curves Ahead
Kollibri terre Sonnenblume | counterpunch.org | 2021-01-13
The last few days I've been reminded of the period immediately after 9/11. That too was a media spectacle that fired up fevered emotions and over-heated rhetoric. With the word "spectacle" I am not questioning the reality or the gravity of either event; I am emphasizing that each featured a mediated aspect that itself instigated…
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Global food prices rise could spark social unrest, UN warns
wsws.org | 2021-01-13
Such is the anarchy of the market and the indifference of the financial oligarchs to anything other than their own interests that governments that have been able to do so have been shoring up their food supplies, setting in motion a ferocious national competition, adding to demand and fuelling price rises.
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Past Time to Remember Thousands Displaced and Left Behind by Hurricanes Laura and Delta
Bill Quigley | counterpunch.org | 2021-01-13
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…
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Africans See U.S. Ugly That America Ignores
Linn Washington Jr. | counterpunch.org | 2021-01-13
Like many across the African continent and around the world, noted author Patrick Gathara had "an epiphany" about America after President Donald Trump delivered an incendiary speech on January 6, 2021 that incited a violent mob attack on the U.S. Capitol. When that mob invaded the Capitol building members of the Congress, the Senate and…
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New Research: Nitrous Oxide Emissions 300 Times More Powerful than CO‚ÇÇ Are Jeopardising Earth's Future
Pep Canadell | globalresearch.ca | 2021-01-13
Nitrous oxide from agriculture and other sources is accumulating in the atmosphere so quickly it puts Earth on track for a dangerous 3‚ÑÉ warming this century, our new research has found. | Each year, more than 100 million tonnes of nitrogen…
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How advertising fuels the climate crisis
Ian Sinclair | peoplesworld.org | 2021-01-13
With the climate crisis likely to be high on the political agenda this year — Britain is hosting the next round of United Nations climate talks in November — a new publication from the New Weather Institute think tank and the climate action charity Possible is well timed. The report, Advertising's Role in Climate and …
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The Rosenberg Orphans and the power of radical history
Eds. | mronline.org | 2021-01-13
Orphaned after their parents were executed for espionage, the story of the Rosenberg boys is one all Americans should know.
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The Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement (RCEP) and the Future of the US Dollar
Horace G. Campbell | counterpunch.org | 2021-01-13
"The dollar is our currency, but it's your problem." — John Connally, former US Treasury Secretary Introduction After several years of negotiations, a regional trade and economic agreement–the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP)–was signed by 15 Asia-Pacific nations on November 16, including China, Japan, South Korea, Australia, New Zealand and all 10 members of the…
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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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We're all POWs Now: When Will America Free Itself From War?
William J. Astore | juancole.com | 2021-01-13
( Tomdispatch.com) — "POWs Never Have A Nice Day." That sentiment was captured on a button a friend of mine wore for our fourth grade class photo in 1972. That prisoners of war could never have such a day was reinforced by the sad face on that button. Soon after, American POWs would indeed be …
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Video shows Modesto, California police officer gunned down unarmed man with hands up
wsws.org | 2021-01-13
A body camera recording released by the Modesto Police Department in California shows an unarmed man gunned down, and then shot a second time while trying to surrender with his hands raised.
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Why Are People Going Hungry in India Despite a Massive Grain Surplus?
Prof Prabhat Patnaik | asia-pacificresearch.com | 2021-01-13
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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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Twisting the Truth about a Beautiful Sight: Some Beijing Press is using the Capitol Insurrection to Condemn Homegrown Pro-Democracy Demonstrators
Philip J. Cunningham | juancole.com | 2021-01-13
Ithaca, NY (Special to Informed Comment) — Given the mutual recriminations that characterize the sorry state of US-China relations as of late, it is hardly surprising that China's state media should pounce on the humiliating optics of US democracy under siege. Indeed, one need only retransmit US mainstream media reports about a demented US president …
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Is impeaching President Trump 'pointless revenge'? Not if it sends a message to future presidents
Michael Blake | nationofchange.org | 2021-01-13
If Congress chooses to impeach President Trump, it is because there is a need to mark out, through a definitive statement, what no president ought to do.
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Who was behind the invasion of the Capitol?
Michael Biesecker, Michael Kunzelman | peoplesworld.org | 2021-01-13
Editor's note: The AP report that follows shows that it was well-off businessmen, longtime GOP donors, and people with money who formed the backbone of the fascist invasion of the Capitol last week. They worked hand in hand with the white supremacists and far-right militants attacking democracy that day. WASHINGTON — They came from across …
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California-sized area of forest lost in just 14 years
Mongabay | nationofchange.org | 2021-01-13
These include nine forest areas in Latin America, eight in Africa, and seven in Asia and Oceania.
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How much rainforest is being destroyed?
Rhett A. Butler | globalresearch.ca | 2021-01-13
This article was originally published in June 2020 by Mongabay. | Primary forests in the tropics are declining at an accelerating rate according to analysis of satellite data released last week by the University of Maryland (UMD) and World Resources Institute …
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George Clooney's The Midnight Sky: Not doing a good job of looking after the planet
wsws.org | 2021-01-13
The Midnight Sky, a post-apocalyptic science fiction film directed by George Clooney, is done with some care and sensitivity, but ends up primarily as an exercise in resignation.
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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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Building Global Labor Solidarity
Vincent Emanuele | counterpunch.org | 2021-01-13
I'm not a labor historian, but I grew up in a long-time union household that instilled a strong sense of working-class values. For most of my adult life, I've thought about labor unions, how they could better organize, and how those of us not organizing on the shop floor could aid such efforts. Indeed, there's…
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Alliance for the Wild Rockies Sues Over Impacts on Grizzlies from Widespread Illegal Motorized Use on National Forests
Mike Garrity | counterpunch.org | 2021-01-13
The Alliance for the Wild Rockies filed a lawsuit in federal district court on Friday over impacts to threatened grizzly bears from widespread illegal road use across the Helena-Lewis & Clark National Forest in Montana. Illegal motorized use includes motorized use on "closed" roads by driving around gates or barriers or ripping them out, as…
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History of the Russian Revolution: Separating Truth from Myth
Max Parry | globalresearch.ca | 2021-01-13
There is a deceitful and ahistorical myth that frequently resurfaces in right-wing circles seeking to discredit socialism with lies about the Russian Revolution. No matter how many times it has been invalidated as fabrication, the reactionary mythos endures. As might …
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CWA, supporters urge Lumen Technologies CEO to honor MLK Day
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2021-01-13
Washington, DC – A delegation of African American workers from the Communications Workers of America sent a letter to Lumen Technologies CEO Jeff Storey, January 11, asking that he designate the federal Martin Luther King Jr. Day as a paid holiday for all Lumen workers. | In November, Lumen, formerly known as CenturyLink, announced that the company would, for the first time, be giving non-union workers the holiday in an effort to make Lumen more "diverse and inclusive." | "We are deeply disappointed by Lumen's recently announced decision to give the MLK Holiday to everyone except union members," the letter reads.
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Ford's departure from Brazil could leave thousands jobless
Peoples Dispatch | peoplesdispatch.org | 2021-01-13
Ford has announced that it will stop all activities in Brazil, two factories with 3700 workers will close immediately, a third will remain in operation until the 4th quarter of 2021…
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Closing Public Schools Isn't the Answer
Rann Miller | progressive.org | 2021-01-13
In Camden, New Jersey, an effort to replace public schools with charter academies highlights the state's failure to educate Black and Latinx students.
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Israel an "apartheid regime" according to B'Tselem report
Peoples Dispatch | peoplesdispatch.org | 2021-01-13
Israeli human rights group B'Tselem published a position paper in which it details various laws and policies implemented by the Israeli government which are designed to further Jewish supremacy vis-à -vis Palestinians…
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Former Michigan governor and others in his administration face charges in Flint water crisis
Ashley Curtin | nationofchange.org | 2021-01-13
While the nature of the charges are unknown, charges were brought against former governor Rick Snyder, a Republican, Nick Lyon, former health department director, and other officials in his administration.
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Pakistan: Eleven miners killed in sectarian attack buried following week of protests
wsws.org | 2021-01-13
Although Pakistan's military has turned much of Balochistan into an armed camp, Islamist forces continue to mount deadly attacks on the Shiite Hazara minority with impunity.
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The Only Thing Scarier than QAnon Is the Reaction to It
Roger Harris | counterpunch.org | 2021-01-13
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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Staggering growth of super-rich in China
wsws.org | 2021-01-13
Some of China's wealthiest capitalist entrepreneurs are members of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP), have been delegates to the National People's Congress, or are members of the associated People's Political Consultative Conference.
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Pregnant People of Color are Bearing the Brunt of the War on Drugs
Eleanor J. Bader | progressive.org | 2021-01-13
'Fetal protection' laws are criminalizing pregnant people who use drugs or alcohol, rather than approaching this as a public-health issue.
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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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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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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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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 main enemy of al-Qaeda in Yemen, the Houthi movement, 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 …
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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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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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DSA's Moment of Truth
Shamus Cooke | counterpunch.org | 2021-01-12
Now that Democrats control the House, Senate, and the Presidency, expectations have been raised around covid relief, rent relief, a Green New Deal, cancelling student debt and Medicare For All. Covid has especially elevated the demand of Medicare For All: the trillion dollar healthcare industry that annually leaves tens of thousands of uninsured dying unnecessary…
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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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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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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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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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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
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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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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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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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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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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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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