2021-01-15: News Headlines

Charles Pierson (2021-01-15). A Yemeni Famine Made in Washington and Riyadh. counterpunch.org Ending months of speculation, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced on January 10 that the Trump Administration would designate Yemen's Houthi rebels (Ansar Allah) as a "Foreign Terrorist Organization" (FTO). Branding the Houthis as terrorists will make it vastly more difficult for humanitarian groups to deliver desperately needed food, fuel, and medicine to 24 million

Sara Flounders (2021-01-15). Trump coup attempt: U.S. war comes home. workers.org A caustic commentary on U.S. policy that circulated on social media worldwide within 24 hours of the Jan. 6 events at the U.S. Capitol was: "Due to travel restrictions this year, the U.S. had to organize the coup at home." A domestic coup on the U.S. government was indeed attempted . . . |

Medea Benjamin, Nicolas J. S. Davies, Marcy Winograd (2021-01-15). Will the Senate Confirm Coup Plotter Nuland? counterpunch.org Who is Victoria Nuland? Most Americans have never heard of her because the U.S. corporate media's foreign policy coverage is a wasteland. Most Americans have no idea that President-elect Biden's pick for Deputy Secretary of State for Political Affairs is stuck in the quicksand of 1950s U.S.-Russia Cold War politics and dreams of continued NATO

Staff (2021-01-15). Would You Patent the Sun? Polio Vaccine Inventor Jonas Salk's Son Urges More Access to COVID Vaccine. democracynow.org The total number of deaths from COVID-19 in the U.S. is set to top 400,000 before Joe Biden's inauguration on January 20, but rollout of coronavirus vaccines has been slow, with many describing a vexing amount of red tape standing between them and the shot. We look at the development and distribution of another vaccine during the polio epidemic in the 1950s with Dr. Peter Salk, a physician and professor of infectious diseases and microbiology at the University of Pittsburgh, whose father, Dr. Jonas Salk, developed the first polio vaccine and famously declined to patent his invention. "The rest of the world and th…

Fairness & Accuracy In Reporting (2021-01-15). Keri Leigh Merritt on the New Lost Cause, Elisabeth Rosenthal on Troubled Vaccine Rollout. fair.org Historians are shaking their heads as media talk about January 6 as "unprecedented"; while shocking and dispiriting, it has layers and layers of precedent that need to be learned and engaged, if we are ever to actually have the racial reckoning that corporate media are forever insisting we've already had.

Staff (2021-01-15). Would You Patent the Sun? Polio Vaccine Inventor Jonas Salk's Son Urges More Access to COVD Vaccine. democracynow.org The total number of deaths from COVID-19 in the U.S. is set to top 400,000 before Joe Biden's inauguration on January 20, but rollout of coronavirus vaccines has been slow, with many describing a vexing amount of red tape standing between them and the shot. We look at the development and distribution of another vaccine during the polio epidemic in the 1950s with Dr. Peter Salk, a physician and professor of infectious diseases and microbiology at the University of Pittsburgh, whose father, Dr. Jonas Salk, developed the first polio vaccine and famously declined to patent his invention. "The rest of the world and th…

Eve Ottenberg (2021-01-15). Here We Go Again: Botching the Vaccine Rollout. counterpunch.org At the rate we're vaccinating against covid in the U.S., it will take 10 years for the entire population to receive shots. To counter this, on January 12, the Trump regime announced that it would expand vaccination, regardless of whether second doses are available. Biden had earlier said he would do this too. The reasons

Staff (2021-01-15). Polio Vaccine Inventor Jonas Salk's Son Urges More Access to COVID Vaccination. truthout.org The total number of deaths from COVID-19 in the U.S. is set to top 400,000 before Joe Biden's inauguration on January 20, but rollout of coronavirus vaccines has been slow, with many describing a vexing amount of red tape standing between them and the shot. We look at the development and distribution of another vaccine during the polio epidemic in the 1950s with Dr. Peter Salk, a physician and professor of infectious diseases and microbiology at the University of Pittsburgh, whose father, Dr. J…

Staff (2021-01-15). 2020 Is Tied for the Hottest Year on Record, NASA Says. truthout.org 2020 tied with 2016 for the hottest year on record, signaling a dangerous trend in the ongoing climate crisis, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) announced on Thursday. | The year's global temperature average very narrowly exceeded that of 2016, but not by a statistically significant amount,

CP Editor (2021-01-15). An End to Austerity Economics with Mark Blyth. counterpunch.org

Steve Topple (2021-01-15). The DWP boss just stuck two fingers up at the poorest kids. thecanary.co In a letter, work and pensions secretary Thérèse Coffey may as well have stuck two fingers up at the poorest children in the UK. Because her dismissal of the concerns of an influential parliamentary committee was staggering.Another day, another inquiry into the Tories: The Work and Pensions Select Committee has launched an inquiry into child poverty. It

Joe Glenton (2021-01-15). A Tory MP seems to think vaccinating a high-risk population is 'woke'. thecanary.co A Tory MP seems to think vaccinating high-risk populations is an act of wokeness. At least if her response to Labour's Zarah Sultana is anything to go by. | Sultana, who represents Coventry South, There would be considerabl…

Anand Naidoo (2021-01-15). The Heat: U.S. battles COVID-19 Crisis. america.cgtn.com COVID-19 rages across the United States as the number of people who have died from the virus in the country closes in on 400,000. While the last week here in Washington has been dominated by the attack on the U.S. Capitol and the impeachment of …

Jeffrey St. Clair (2021-01-15). Roaming Charges: Do Me Two Times, I'm Goin' Away. counterpunch.org I fully support the right of the People to overthrow their own government. I draw the line at the government currently in power overthrowing the next government before it takes office, thus denying the People the privilege to overthrow it when it, inevitably, betrays them.

Ragip Soylu (2021-01-15). 'Dear Tayyip': Erdogan and Macron exchanged letters to repair ties. middleeasteye.net 'Dear Tayyip': Erdogan and Macron exchanged letters to repair ties | Turkish president made the first move, with the two leaders seeking to meet in person soon | Fri, 01/15/2021 – 14: 01 | France's President Emmanuel Macron (L) meets Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan for a bilateral meeting on the sidelines of the G20 Summit in Osaka on June 28, 2019. (AFP) | The presidents of Turkey and France hav…

MEE staff (2021-01-15). BBC chair donated to Quilliam because he was 'impressed' by Maajid Nawaz. middleeasteye.net BBC chair donated to Quilliam because he was 'impressed' by Maajid Nawaz | Richard Sharp told parliamentary committee he wanted to support controversial radio host's 'personal efforts to combat radicalism and extremism' | Fri, 01/15/2021 – 14: 31 | Sharp said he donated to Quilliam after he was left impressed by Maajid Nawaz after hearing him on LBC radio (AFP) | The incoming chair of the BBC has told a parlia…

MEE staff (2021-01-15). Covid-19: Israeli man arrested for tricking ex into quarantine four times. middleeasteye.net Covid-19: Israeli man arrested for tricking ex into quarantine four times | Police said the suspect, a health ministry employee, sent messages on four separate occasions to his ex-girlfriend telling her she needed to isolate | Fri, 01/15/2021 – 13: 48 | An Israeli woman wearing a protective mask due to the Covid-19 pandemic sits on a park bench by feeding pigeons in Jerusalem on 16 April 2020 (2020) | An Israe…

MEE and agencies (2021-01-15). Algeria: Five civilians killed in bomb blast in Tebessa region. middleeasteye.net Algeria: Five civilians killed in bomb blast in Tebessa region | Homemade explosive detonates as car drives by in the deadliest attack targeting civilians in recent years | Fri, 01/15/2021 – 08: 52 | General Said Chengriha, the army's chief of staff, urged Algerians to be 'vigilant' and to avoid going to regions considered unsafe (File pic- AFP) | A homemade bomb killed five people and wou…

Amr Emam (2021-01-15). Egypt expands oil refining capacity as it aims for self-sufficiency. middleeasteye.net Egypt expands oil refining capacity as it aims for self-sufficiency | Meanwhile, experts say that Egypt's growing natural gas production will contribute to less dependence on petroleum | Fri, 01/15/2021 – 10: 32 | A female petrol station worker operates a fuel pump at a petrol station in the Egyptian capital, Cairo, on 21 November, 2016 (AFP) | Egypt is moving down the road toward its goal of achieving self-suffi…

MEE and agencies (2021-01-15). Abbas announces first Palestinian elections in more than 15 years. middleeasteye.net Abbas announces first Palestinian elections in more than 15 years | Parliamentary elections will be held on 22 May, followed by presidential vote on 31 July, according to office of President Mahmoud Abbas | Fri, 01/15/2021 – 21: 32 | Mahmoud Abbas, 85, has been Palestinian president since 2005 (AFP) | Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas announced the first parliamentary and presidential el…

Laila Al-Arian (2021-01-15). Caliphate: How the New York Times' Islamic State scoop unravelled. middleeasteye.net Caliphate: How the New York Times' Islamic State scoop unravelled | Fri, 01/15/2021 – 22: 21 | The Caliphate podcast has revealed again that the paper needs to confront unpleasant truths about how it handles stories at the nexus of Islam, the Middle East and terrorism | One of the most consequential US media scandals in recent years ultimately ended with a whimper. After a two-month internal inv…

MEE staff (2021-01-15). Egyptian group Hasm designated 'terrorist organisation' by US. middleeasteye.net Egyptian group Hasm designated 'terrorist organisation' by US | State Department says sanctions 'seek to deny [Hassm] and its leadership the resources to plan and carry out terrorist attacks' | Fri, 01/15/2021 – 16: 27 | Cairo's counterterrorism operation against Hasm and other militants has been criticised for rights abuses against country's citizens (AFP/File photo) | The United States has designated the Egy…

Alex MacDonald (2021-01-15). Iraq: Bird flu blamed for deaths of tens of thousands of chickens. middleeasteye.net Iraq: Bird flu blamed for deaths of tens of thousands of chickens | Local authorities said a buffer zone was being imposed on the infected region | Fri, 01/15/2021 – 16: 04 | Iraqi vets check chickens that entered Iraq from Turkey at a market in the southern port city of Basra (AFP) | An outbreak of bird flu was responsible for the deaths of tens of thousands of chickens in central Iraq, officia…

Staff (2021-01-15). One frightening story reveals the true cost of rural overpolicing. therealnews.com A single dad goes camping with his kids and ends up in handcuffs; Then, PAR talks with Otto the Watchdog, a cop watcher who says he has been targeted for harassment for his First Amendment activities.

Caleb Granger (2021-01-15). La Marque, Texas protest demands jailing of cop who killed Joshua Feast. liberationnews.org On January 9, exactly one month after Joshua Feast was killed by officer Jose Santos in La Marque, Texas, over 100 people turned to march on La Marque City Hall to let officials know that Feast's murder will not be forgotten.

Vijay Prashad (2021-01-15). The country where liberty is a statue. mronline.org On 6 January, the world witnessed an interesting spectacle, an assortment of what appeared to be characters from fantasy television shows taking possession of the U.S. Capitol, where the legislature sits.

Michael T. Klare (2021-01-15). With Trump Gone, Can the U.S. and China Cooperate on a Failing Planet? juancole.com ( Tomdispatch.com) — For just a moment, let me try to look on the bright side of the storming of the Capitol last week by a mob incited and dispatched by President Trump. When George W. Bush, the president who launched the Global War on Terror and then invaded Saddam Hussein's Iraq, referred to what …

Jack Z. Bratich (2021-01-15). QAnon's Afterlife: A Holy Civil War. counterpunch.org The role of QAnon in the January 6 MAGAist insurrection is becoming clearer by the day. Most readers are familiar by now with its unofficial mascot, be-horned "supersoldier" (and perhaps future WWE Trump tag-team member) Q Shaman. In addition, at least two of the five dead were QAnon adherents. Even the killed police officer followed QAnon influencers on Parler.

Tamara Pearson (2021-01-15). Absence of Abortion Rights is Depriving Latin America of Agency and the Right to Thrive. counterpunch.org I can't mention her name, because she is a child. Twelve at the time, she was too young to legally work, but not too young to be forced to be a parent. She was a student of mine, and I remember, just a few years ago, playing the bridge game with her. She laughed with

Staff (2021-01-15). Battleground Baltimore, Jan. 15. therealnews.com One reason why The Real News Network calls Baltimore home is because we know that the struggles that the people in this majority-minority city face (unequitable access to resources like education, clean air, and transportation, for example) are the struggles people face all over the globe. This is the second installment of our weekly news roundup from the Baltimore trenches, which we hope will help keep our friends and neighbors abreast of what's going on in our city, but we also hope these stories will resonate with people united in the struggle everywhere. | Baltimore Police/D.C. Insurrection | We are all st…

Cubaminrex (2021-01-15). Firm, absolute condemnation of fraudulent qualification of Cuba as a state sponsor of terrorism. liberationnews.org The Ministry of Foreign Relations of Cuba condemns in the strongest and most absolute terms the fraudulent qualification of Cuba as a state sponsor of terrorism, announced by the United States government in a cynical and hypocritical act. For months now, there has been speculation about the possibility of including Cuba in the State Department's …

Eds. (2021-01-15). Bifo: "What abyss are we talking about?" mronline.org The essay published by Timothy Snyder in the New York Times Magazine on January 9 has a beautiful title, even if it is not very original.

Mark Gruenberg (2021-01-15). Coronavirus causes 35% weekly hike in jobless claim applications. peoplesworld.org WASHINGTON—More closures due to the fight against community spread of the coronavirus led to a 35% increase in combined applications for state and federal jobless aid in the week ending Jan. 9, compared to the week before, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported. BLS said 1.435 million workers sought state (1,151,015 claims) and federal pandemic …

Robert Penner (2021-01-15). No charges for cop who shot Black man in Kenosha, Wisconsin. liberationnews.org The Blake family and Kenosha activists have vowed to continue demonstrations demanding justice.

Sandipan Talukdar (2021-01-15). Global warming emergency: 2020 joins 2016 as hottest year ever. peoplesdispatch.org The rise in temperature in 2020 was recorded despite a fall in global emissions due to the pandemic-induced lockdown and the absence of El Niño, which leads to a rise in temperature, that occurred in 2016…

B. Prasant (2021-01-15). India's farmers dig in for long haul against Modi's neoliberalism. peoplesworld.org DELHI—As I move away from the massive kisan (farmers and peasants) assemblage at the Singhu border between the province of Haryana and Delhi, a heavy drizzle starts to add to my misery in the bone-chilling cold of late Indian winter. I plan to drive along several narrow link roads to gain access to the otherwise …

Roberta Wood (2021-01-15). Communists like my uncle were sent to prison because they fought for democracy. peoplesworld.org My late uncle, LeRoy H. Wood, spent years in a federal prison in Lewisburg, Pa., for what he did in Washington, D.C. Roy was convicted of "conspiring to teach the advocacy of the overthrow of the U.S. government by force and violence." No, Uncle Roy was not a billionaire who incited a mob to storm …

The Conversation (2021-01-15). The Confederate battle flag, which rioters flew inside the US Capitol, has long been a symbol of white insurrection. juancole.com By Jordan Brasher | — Confederate soldiers never reached the Capitol during the Civil War. But the Confederate battle flag was flown by rioters in the U.S. Capitol building for the first time ever on Jan. 6. The flag's prominence in the Capitol riot comes as no surprise to those who, like me, know its …

Miko Peled (2021-01-15). Court Rules Palestinian Filmmaker Must Pay Damages To Israeli Soldier Who Took Part in Massacre. mintpressnews.com "Jenin, Jenin" documents a deadly Israeli assault on a Palestinian refugee camp that left hundreds of civilians dead and over fifteen hundred wounded, and its release has caused an uproar in Israeli society.

W. T. Whitney (2021-01-15). The Shortage of Black Physicians is a Legacy of Racism and Class-Based Discrimination. counterpunch.org "Nobody wants to be an emergency at Harlem Hospital but if the Negro surgeon is visiting, pride cuts down the pain." Author Toni Morrison was alluding to the scarcity of Black physicians in 1926 (Jazz, 1992). Kareem Abdul-Jabbar took similar note almost 100 years later. The basketball legend pointed out that, "Black babies survive more

Michael Berkowitz (2021-01-15). 'I'm Thinking of Ending Things' and 'Ham on Rye': Odds and ends. peoplesworld.org In I'm Thinking of Ending Things (134 minutes), Jake (Jesse Plemons) drives Louisa (Jesse Buckley) through snow-covered country roads to meet his parents at their remote farm. Both are extremely uncomfortable. Louisa thinks repeatedly about terminating their seven-week relationship. Jake seems intent on displaying his shaky self-worth. They need to prove something to themselves. Discomfort …

Staff (2021-01-15). Neo-fascists found their voice in Trump. Where will the left's voice come from? therealnews.com With COVID-19 still raging and Biden's inauguration around the corner, Warnock and Ossoff win big in Georgia, Trumpist insurgents storm the U.S. Capitol, and Democrats and Republicans seethe with internal strife. What's next?

Jeremy Nichols (2021-01-15). Last Trump Sale of Public Lands for Fracking Prompts Outrage and Hope. counterpunch.org Trump has made it a goal to sell as much public land as possible for fracking over the last four years, but thankfully after today, the administration's pro-fossil fuel, climate and science denying, anti-public agenda will finally come to an end. That's because today marks the last federal oil and gas lease sale to be

Marilyn Bechtel (2021-01-15). Pressure grows to charge 2nd officer in shooting of Oscar Grant. peoplesworld.org OAKLAND, Calif. — The family of Oscar Grant, a 22-year-old unarmed African American man killed by a transit police officer on New Year's Day 2009, was joined by supporters including elected officials this week as they vowed to step up their fight for justice after a district attorney declined to charge a second officer involved …

M.K. Bhadrakumar (2021-01-15). Germany draws another line in the sand for the U.S. mronline.org Maas underscored that Berlin "does not need to talk about European sovereignty if that is understood as us (Germany) doing everything in future the way Washington wants."

Cubaminrex (2021-01-15). Condena firme y absoluta a la fraudulenta calificación de Cuba como Estado patrocinador del terrorismo. liberationnews.org El Ministerio de Relaciones Exteriores condena en los términos más firmes y absolutos la fraudulenta calificación de Cuba como Estado patrocinador del terrorismo, anunciada por el gobierno de los Estados Unidos en acto cínico e hipócrita. Desde hace meses, se viene especulando sobre la posibilidad de incluir a Cuba en la lista unilateral del Departamento …

Anthony DiMaggio (2021-01-15). A (Not-So-New) Profile of the American Right: On the Authoritarian-Fascist Crisis. counterpunch.org Following the January 6th neofascistic attacks on Capitol Hill, Americans are quickly waking up to the realities of growing extremism on the right. There is now a large share of reactionaries in this country who are drawing false equivalencies between Antifa and Black Lives Matter on the left, and the neofascists on the right. What

Editor (2021-01-15). Silicon Valley Destroys Parler in a Show of Monopolistic Force. scheerpost.com By Glenn Greenwald / Reposted with author permission from Substack Critics of Silicon Valley censorship for years heard the same refrain: tech platforms like Facebook, Google and Twitter are private corporations and can host or ban whoever they want. If you don't like what they are doing, the solution is not to complain or to regulate them. Instead, go create your own social media platform that… |

news.un (2021-01-15). COVID-19 committee stresses need for equitable vaccine access, more data sharing. news.un.org As COVID-19 cases spike in parts of Europe, Africa and the Americas, and new variants of the virus emerge in some countries, the head of the World Health Organization (WHO) on Friday called for greater global collaboration in ending the pandemic.

WSWS (2021-01-15). Workers Struggles: Europe, Middle East & Africa. wsws.org Around 55,000 Swedish care workers to begin industrial action today over pay, conditions and increased workload during pandemic; British gas workers plan further strikes to defend pay and conditions as Telecom workers in strike ballot.

George J. Annas, Sandro Galea (2021-01-15). [Commentary] Addressing public health's failings during year one of Covid-19. thelancet.com By almost any measure, public health fell short during 2020. In retrospect, the list of what public health professionals, including federal and state public health officials, public health practitioners, and academics, could have done better is easy to articulate, and has already been the subject of angry books about the disasterous responses to the pandemic in Europe and the US [1,2]. It falls to all of us to pause, reflect, and ask: how do we move forward? We have five suggestions.

news.un (2021-01-15). As COVID deaths pass two million worldwide, Guterres warns against self-defeating 'vaccinationalism'. news.un.org With more than two million lives now lost worlwide to COVID-19, the UN Secretary-General appealed on Friday for countries to work together and help each other to end the pandemic and save lives. In a video statement, Secretary-General António Guterres noted that the absence of a global coordinated effort has worsened the pandemic's deadly impact.

news.un (2021-01-15). Pandemic curbs trend towards ever-increasing migration. news.un.org Travel restrictions and other curbs to movement put in place in the light of the COVID-19 pandemic, have put a significant dent in migration figures, but the overall trend shows 100 million more people living outside their countries of origin in 2020, compared to the year 2000, a new UN report revealed on Friday.

_____ (2021-01-15). National Day Of Action For Eviction Moratorium. popularresistance.org Boston, MA – As part of the National Day of Action to Prevent Evictions, City Life/Vida Urbana organized a rally called "Housing Is The Cure!" on January 13. Protesters gathered outside of the Boston Housing Court on New Chardon Street and marched to the JFK Building. Speakers included frontline residents and faith leaders. | The housing crisis has been exacerbated by the coronavirus, leaving many who have lost their jobs unable to pay rent. According to City Life, a new study from UCLA estimates that states that allowed evictions to continue this summer led to almost 11,000 preventable pandemic-related deaths.

Dean Baker (2021-01-15). Pandemic-Caused Plunge in Restaurant Jobs Leads to First Job Loss Since April. zcomm.org The pain from the recession is heavily concentrated among the long-term unemployed…

Dr. Ari Joffe (2021-01-15). COVID-19: Rethinking the Lockdown Groupthink. globalresearch.ca Abstract | The Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) has caused the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) worldwide pandemic in 2020. In response, most countries in the world implemented lockdowns, restricting their population's movements, work, education, gatherings, and general activities in …

WSWS (2021-01-15). How Germany's Left Party promotes herd immunity. wsws.org As was the case with the federal government in Berlin and every other state government in the pandemic, profits took precedence over human lives for the Left Party's only state premier, Bodo Ramelow in Thuringia.

Binoy Kampmark (2021-01-15). Julian Assange, WikiLeaks and Australia's Complicity. counterpunch.org 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."

Dr. Binoy Kampmark (2021-01-15). Encircling China and Praising India: The US Strategic Framework for the Indo-Pacific. asia-pacificresearch.com

Alan Macleod (2021-01-15). China Tech Ban Mirrors 1980s Attempts To Destroy Japanese Competition. mintpressnews.com In the 1980s, the US imposed a 100% tariff on virtually all Japanese electronics and forced Tokyo to sign a one-sided trade deal that reserved much of its domestic semiconductor sector for American companies.

Lee Camp (2021-01-15). America Condemns One Violent Mob While Celebrating Another. counterpunch.org 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 members. The liberal media and

Andrew Korybko (2021-01-15). What's the Point of Impeaching Trump Twice? globalresearch.ca Despite Trump agreeing to leave the White House next Wednesday after losing the election under contentious circumstances, the Democrats and their "Republican In Name Only" (RINO) allies pushed Trump's historic second impeachment through the House on allegations that he "incited …

Freedom Socialist Party Bay Area (2021-01-15). Sunday 1/17: Pin@y Power: Building Multi-Racial Working-Class Movements. indybay.org Zoom (Registration link in description)…

WSWS (2021-01-15). Fascist coup in Washington accelerates Spanish army's coup plotting. wsws.org Spain's conservative Popular Party, the main parliamentary opposition to the Socialist Party (PSOE)-Podemos government, is debating whether to endorse the campaign waged by army officers and the fascist Vox party for a coup d'état.

teleSUR (2021-01-15). Venezuela Offers Oxygen to Attend COVID-19 in Manaus, Brazil. telesurenglish.net Venezuela's Foreign Affairs Minister Jorge Arreaza Thursday informed that his country will provide oxygen to Brazil so it can face Manaus city's health emergency. | RELATED: | "On instructions from President Nicolas Maduro, Venezuela will support the brotherly Brazilian people. For our nation, solidarity is a duty," Arreaza tweeted. | On Thursday, Amazon State's governor Wilson Lima thanked the solidarity gesture that will end the…

Peoples Dispatch (2021-01-15). Venezuela sends oxygen tanks to the Brazilian Amazonas state amid COVID-19 surge. peoplesdispatch.org The sudden surge in numbers of COVID-19 cases in the state has caused a collapse in the public health system with a lack of ICU beds and oxygen…

South Front (2021-01-15). Video: Israel and US Efforts in Large-scale Strikes on Iranian Infrastructure in Syria. globalresearch.ca The first two weeks of 2021 have, so far, been marked by an incredible increase in Israeli activity in the skies over Syria. | The most intense strike took place on January 13 morning hitting multiple Syrian and Iranian-affiliated targets in …

Ron Jacobs (2021-01-15). Capitalism's Wolves in Sheep's Clothing. counterpunch.org Before Justin Trudeau was prime minister of Canada, right winger Stephen Harper held the position. A loud-mouthed, somewhat boorish right-winger, he attacked immigrants, the indigenous nations of Canada, working people, the environment and everyone to his left. Millions of Canadians breathed a huge sigh of relief when Harper was defeated in the 2012 elections. The overall

news.un (2021-01-15). Deadly earthquake hits Indonesia: Dozens killed, hundreds injured. news.un.org At least 35 people have been killed and hundreds of others injured after a 6.2 magnitude earthquake struck the West Sulawesi Province of Indonesia on Friday morning, according to the UN humanitarian coordination office (OCHA).

Peoples Dispatch (2021-01-15). Citing famine, UN urges reversal of terrorist designation for Yemen's Houthis; US refuses. peoplesdispatch.org Mark Lowcock of the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs warned that recent labeling of Houthis as a terrorist organization by the US would likely trigger a "famine on a scale we have not seen in 40 years…

Derek Royden (2021-01-15). Assange extradition: Justice denied or just delayed? nationofchange.org "The American public needed urgently to know what was being done routinely in their name, and there was no other way for them to learn it than by unauthorized disclosure."

Stephen Lendman (2021-01-15). Trump Hardliners Poisoning US-China Relations. Pompeo "Spreads Political Viruses" globalresearch.ca In its waning days in power, Trump regime hardliners are going all-out to more greatly deteriorate US relations with China than already — Pompeo leading the assault. | Mindful of what's going on with more coming, China's Foreign Ministry spokesman Zhao …

Fight Back (2021-01-15). MN: Progressive groups plan inauguration day rally to demand a People's Agenda. fightbacknews.org Minneapolis, MN – A broad coalition of progressive organizations will rally and march in Minneapolis on the day of the inauguration of the Biden-Harris presidency, January 20. Demonstrators will call for a People's Agenda that immediately reverses the policies of outgoing President Trump and meets the demands of working people, immigrants and oppressed nationality communities. | Protesters will gather near South High School in Minneapolis at 5 p.m. The list of demands compiled by the coalition highlighted not only the failures and racist attacks from the Trump administration, but also what they see as omissions a…

Medea Benjamin (2021-01-15). Biden's Pick: Will the Senate Confirm Coup Plotter Victoria Nuland? globalresearch.ca Who is Victoria Nuland? Most Americans have never heard of her because the U.S. corporate media's foreign policy coverage is a wasteland. Most Americans have no idea that President-elect Biden's pick for Deputy Secretary of State for Political Affairs …

Makia Freeman (2021-01-15). The mRNA COVID Vaccine Is Not a Vaccine. globalresearch.ca It's NOT a vaccine. The mRNA COVID vaccine now being militarily deployed in many nations around the world, is NOT a vaccine. I repeat: it is not a vaccine. It is many things indeed, but a vaccine is not one …

_____ (2021-01-15). Black Doctors COVID-19 Consortium Will Administer Vaccines. popularresistance.org Philadelphia's Black Doctors COVID-19 Consortium will be playing a much more hands-on role in the city's vaccine distribution efforts. | Consortium founder Dr. Ala Stanford shared on Instagram that the group — which has provided COVID-19 testing to more than 20,000 people — will be administering the vaccine to Philly's Black communities. | People can sign up through a contact form or can reach out via email at info@blackdoctorsconsortium.com. Vaccinations will be offered on a first come, first served basis. | The consortium will begin administering the vaccines when Philadelphia enters Phase 1B of its…

WSWS (2021-01-15). Inside the COVID-19 outbreak at Lakepointe nursing home in Clinton Township, Michigan. wsws.org At least four Lakepointe residents have died from COVID-19 since Christmas, and workers say that residents who catch COVID are no longer able to be removed from the home, which has resulted in a growing outbreak that they can't contain.

Poor People's Campaign (2021-01-15). Sunday 1/17: MLK Beloved Community Action & Prayer Gathering in Midst of COVID & Chaos w/ PPC. indybay.org Online via livestream…

via Silicon Valley deBug (2021-01-15). Hunger Strike Starts Tonight in Santa Clara County Jail. indybay.org 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.

Peoples Dispatch (2021-01-15). Belgian left and progressive movements demand justice for Black man who died after arrest. peoplesdispatch.org Ibrahima Barrie was taken in by the police on Saturday night in Brussels North for allegedly violating the COVID-19 curfew. He reportedly lost consciousness at the police station and was subsequently shifted to a hospital where he died…

Colin Todhunter (2021-01-15). Reimagining the World: Agroecology and Post-COVID Plunder. dissidentvoice.org 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 has emerged in recent decades based on chemical- and proprietary-input-dependent agriculture which incurs massive externalised …

WSWS (2021-01-15). As COVID cases surge: Sharp rise in new US unemployment claims. wsws.org The adjusted number of new jobless claims rose to 965,000 for the week ending January 9 as the US Federal Reserve reports 20 percent of low-income workers are unemployed.

Dan Beeton (2021-01-15). "Brazil is Broken": Bolsonaro, COVID, and the Looming Return to Austerity. cepr.net As the New Year begins and Brazil officially passes 200,000 COVID deaths, far-right Brazilian president Jair Bolsonaro announced with his characteristic bluntness: "Brazil is broken. I can't do anything." While blaming the media for exaggerating the threat of the coronavirus, Bolsonaro complained that COVID had prevented him from further pursuing the structural adjustments and austerity …

Mark Fiore (2021-01-15). Screen Shot 2021-01-14 at 8.41.25 AM.png. progressive.org Now that Trump is the first President to be impeached twice, we'll surely see more of his Republican allies slink away.

teleSUR (2021-01-15). Uruguay's Gender Violence Courts Have No Funding. telesurenglish.net Uruguay's Supreme Court of Justice (SCJ) announced that it did not have the financial resources to create three gender-based violence courts, although the 2020-2024 Budget Law allocated funds for their establishment. | RELATED: | "This was already decided and we had a hard time getting it through Parliament," National Women's Institute (INMUJERES) director Monica Bottero said, stressing that "these courts must be created. | S…

Eugene E Ruyle (2021-01-15). Sunday 1/17: The Farmer's Movement in India. indybay.org Log-info available on our website; | ICSSMARX.ORG LINK: OUR CURRENT SCHEDULE…

Pip Hinman (2021-01-15). Racism in sport and why the media misses the point. greenleft.org.au When Indian cricketers Jasprit Bumrah and Mohammed Siraj reported racist abuse during the recent Sydney test match, Australia's ugly racism hit the headlines again. Sue Bull argues that the big media has an interest in muddying the connection between capitalism and racism.

Pip Hinman (2021-01-15). Coles workers say 'no' to the non-union agreement. greenleft.org.au Workers locked out of Coles' Smeaton Grange warehouse in Western Sydney are campaigning strongly for a "no" vote on the company's non-union agreement, reports Jim McIlroy.

teleSUR (2021-01-15). Argentina Awaits Its Second Batch of Sputnik V Vaccines. telesurenglish.net Argentina's President Alberto Fernandez Thursday sent a second plane to Russia to transport the second batch of Sputnik V vaccines which will be used in a nationwide vaccination campaign. | RELATED: | The flight AR-1060 departed from Ezeiza International airport at 21.14 local time in a direct route to Moscow where it will load 300,000 doses of the vaccine. | The plane is expected to land on Argentine soil on Saturday morni…

Article Writer (2021-01-15). Issues Involving Current And Other Vaccines. indybay.org Why does 50% of the population want to be avoid vaccination injections.

Amanda E. Perry, Mitch G. Waterman, Veronica Dale, Keeley Moore, Allan House (2021-01-15). [Research Paper] The effect of a peer-led problem-support mentor intervention on self-harm and violence in prison: An interrupted time series analysis using routinely collected prison data. thelancet.com Universal prison-wide strategies should consider a series of multi-level interventions to address mental health and well-being in prisons.

Manlio Dinucci (2021-01-15). Bush: ´Inizia la nuova era della speranza ª. globalresearch.ca Alle 2: 20 del 17 gennaio 1991 (ora del Golfo), elicotteri Usa penetrano in territorio iracheno, distruggendo con missili Hellfire due stazioni radar. Subito dopo missili da crociera Tomahawk e caccia Stealth F-117A colpiscono altri centri nevralgici, accecando le difese aeree …

news.un (2021-01-15). Child labour 'robs children of their future', scourge must end urges UN. news.un.org Although child labour has decreased significantly over the last decade, one-in-ten children are still caught up in harmful work, the UN's labour agency said on Friday, kicking off a year-long bid to‚ÄØeradicate‚ÄØthe practice.

news.un (2021-01-15). UN steps up support for thousands left homeless after fire at Rohingya refugee camp. news.un.org UN agencies have stepped up efforts to help thousands of Rohingya refugees left without shelter after a devastating fire tore through a crowded refugee camp in south-eastern Bangladesh on Thursday.

news.un (2021-01-15). Cameroon: Authorities urged to seek justice for recent deadly attacks. news.un.org UN Secretary-General António Guterres has urged authorities in Cameroon to take steps to prosecute perpetrators behind two recent deadly attacks in the Anglophone provinces of the country, his Spokesperson said on Friday.

news.un (2021-01-15). Central African Republic: Displacement reaches 120,000, as another deadly attack leaves one UN peacekeeper dead. news.un.org "Worsening" election violence in the Central African Republic (CAR) has forced 120,000 people from their homes, the UN refugee agency, UNHCR, said on Friday.

news.un (2021-01-15). Central African Republic: Displacement reaches 120,000 amid worsening election violence. news.un.org "Worsening" election violence in the Central African Republic (CAR) has forced 120,000 people from their homes, the UN refugee agency, UNHCR, said on Friday.

Fight Back (2021-01-15). SEIU Local 73: Statement of support for Human Rights Day 7 in the Philippines. fightbacknews.org Fight Back News Service is circulating the following statement from the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) Local 73. | | On International Human Rights Day, December 10, the Philippine National Police raided the homes and jailed Dennise Velasco of Defend Jobs Philippines; Romina Astudillo, Deputy Secretary-General of Kilusang Mayo Uno-Metro Manila; Mark Ryan Cruz, Regional Executive Committee of KMU-Metro Manila; Jaymie Gregorio Jr. of KMU-Metro Manila; Joel Demate of Solidarity of Labor Rights and Welfare (SOLAR); Rodrigo Esparago of Sandigang Manggagawa sa Quezon City (SMQC), and journalist Lady Ann…

Poor People's Campaign (2021-01-15). Monday 1/18: Call to Action: MLK Moral Monday Interfaith Service of Light, Love and Leadership w/ PPC. indybay.org Online via livestream…

Homeless Garden Project (2021-01-15). Monday 1/18: Martin Luther King Jr. Virtual Day of Service at Homeless Garden Project. indybay.org This online event is free and open to the public. Be sure to register here in advance to receive the link: http: //bit.ly/HGPMLKday2021…

_____ (2021-01-15). Black Cops Warned About Racist Capitol Police Officers For Years. popularresistance.org When Kim Dine took over as the new chief of the U.S. Capitol Police in 2012, he knew he had a serious problem. | Since 2001, hundreds of Black officers had sued the department for racial discrimination. They alleged that white officers called Black colleagues slurs like the N-word and that one officer found a hangman's noose on his locker. White officers were called "huk lovers" or "FOGs" — short for "friends of gangsters" — if they were friendly with their Black colleagues. Black officers faced "unprovoked traffic stops" from fellow Capitol Police officers. One Black officer claimed he heard a collea…

_____ (2021-01-15). Right-Wing Blames US Capitol Riot On Notorious Instigator. popularresistance.org 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 Police officer. The man responsible for capturing that video was John Sullivan, a self-styled activist who has operated under aliases "Activist X," "Activist John," and "Jayden X." Since an interview with CNN's Anderson Cooper, who described him as a "left-wing activist," Sullivan has become Exhibit A in the right-wing's conspiratorial case claiming Antifa was responsible for the violence in the Capitol. | Through inter…

_____ (2021-01-15). Against A Domestic Terrorism Law. popularresistance.org On Monday, Opposite Office, an "activistic architecture studio" based in Munich, released design materials for what it called "Capitol Castle," a plan that would encircle the entire U.S. Capitol with 36-feet-thick brick walls. The concept was not serious—or, at least, it was "serious" but not intended to be built. It was, depending on how charitable you feel about "activistic architecture studios," a design meant to spark a debate on democracy and division, or one meant to get written up by the architecture press and shared widely on social media. | But even if these German architects don't sincerely propos…

Maryam Jameela (2021-01-15). Academics and police tied together with a £10m fund. thecanary.co A As part of our #ResistBigBrother series, we're keeping a close eye on the links between aca…

Steve Topple (2021-01-15). NHS staff just told Boris Johnson to "go" thecanary.co A group of NHS staff just gave a direct message to Boris Johnson: it's time for him to "go". | NHS workers 'demand accountability': | On Thursday 14 January, a group of NHS workers held a demo outside Downing Street. They did it to coincide with the once again weekly 'Clap for Carers' nationwide vigil — at 8pm. The group, NHS Workers Say No, organised the demo. It

Jeff Ross (2021-01-15). Thursday 2/4: The 23rd IndieFest Opening Night Film: The Book of Vision. indybay.org *VIRTUAL EVENT* | Click Link: sfindiefest2021.eventive.org/welcome

Speak Out Now (2021-01-15). Saturday 1/23: 2021: What Lies Ahead – Their Plans and Ours. indybay.org Online meeting, see website for details…

David Giesen (2021-01-15). Saturday 1/16: Black History Month educators' roundtable: James Baldwin. indybay.org Email info(at)TheCommonsSF.org for a secure conference link.

Martin Baur,Carsten Colombier & Sandra Daguet (2021-01-15). How should our economy grow? indybay.org If, on the other hand, the inequality distribution is reduced via increased spending on education, positive growth effects may result. In addition, too much inequality can destabilize the political system through social unrest, creating great uncertainty for investors, for example with regard to the protection of property rights.[12]…

reenvia Red Latina sin fronteras (2021-01-15). ECOlonialismo en Centroamèrica. indybay.org ECOlonialismo: Economà¨a Verde y reconfiguracià≤n de territorialidad en Centroamèrica…

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

Sunshine Behavioral Health (2021-01-15). Mental Health Issues Facing the Asian American Community. indybay.org

Michael Harris (2021-01-15). 50th Anniversary of MLK Library – 'Hidden Archives" within the Sacramento Room Come Alive. indybay.org Dr. King realized the importance to Blacks in America, having been snatched from Africa and having lost our culture and identity, of reclaiming that culture. It is through this process of reclaiming African culture, Dr. King would go on to say, that we will regain our humanity. The Sacramento Room maintains the archives how the MLK Memorial Library was named in his honor established the very night of his assignation in Memphis, Tennessee on April 4, 1968…

Transmitter (2021-01-15). Cardiologist Bob Ostfeld And Others Criticize Paleo Diet. indybay.org Paleo diets cause diseases to humans, suffering to animals, deforestation, low food yield per acre, energy waste, etc.

John Nichols (2021-01-15). These Progressives Helped Keep Hope Alive in 2020—and Prepare Us for 2021. thenation.com These Progressives Helped Keep Hope Alive in 2020—and Prepare Us for 2021…

Rod Driver (2021-01-15). The Main Form of Media Deception: Censorship-by-Omission. zcomm.org Please Help ZNet This is the second of two posts about the media. The first part is entitled 'How the Media Distort Reality — Filtering Out the Important Stuff' "We don't understand how your government gets the media to repeat propaganda without question. In our country we have to tear

James Holt, Sr. (2021-01-15). Mismanagement and the Domestication of Yellowstone Bison. counterpunch.org For 24 years Buffalo Field Campaign has been on the frontlines in the Yellowstone ecosystem advocating for the protection of the only continuously wild bison herds in the United States. During that time, the State of Montana has captured management control of Yellowstone National Park and the Custer Gallatin National Forest via the Interagency Bison

Laura S. Washington (2021-01-15). What's Happening to 'The Chicago Reporter'? thenation.com What's Happening to 'The Chicago Reporter'?

imperial.ac.uk (2021-01-15). Imperial leads new consortium to study threats from new SARS-CoV-2 variants. imperial.ac.uk Imperial researchers will lead a new consortium of UK virologists to study the effects of emerging mutations in SARS-CoV-2.

imperial.ac.uk (2021-01-15). Allergy analyses and prestigious professorships: News from the College. imperial.ac.uk Here's a batch of fresh news and announcements from across Imperial.

Somil Trivedi (2021-01-15). The Unspoken Agreement Between Prosecutors and Law Enforcement. aclu.org Last week's physical and civic violence at the U.S. Capitol has raised a terrifying set of questions about American democracy, including the potential complicity of law enforcement in insurrection. The president-elect joined the entire freethinking world in noticing that, if Trump's mob had been Black, it would not have received the same concierge service. But Trump's coup attempt was not the only law enforcement catastrophe last week: We cannot forget that, two days earlier, Kenosha County, Wisconsin District Attorney Mike Graveley chose not to charge police officer Rusten Shesky for shooting Jacob Blake seve…

Dean Baker (2021-01-15). The DeFazio Bill: Reducing the Financial Industry's Tax on Retirement Savings. cepr.net Representative Peter DeFazio, along with seven House co-sponsors, introduced the "Wall Street Tax Act" today. This bill would impose a tax of 0.1 percent of sales of stocks, bonds, options, and other derivatives. According to the Congressional Budget Office, it would raise almost $800 billion over the course of the next decade. This would be …

Global Research News (2021-01-15). This Week's Most Popular Articles. globalresearch.ca

WSWS (2021-01-15). FBI reveals "dozens" of neo-Nazis and white supremacists on Terror Watch List traveled to D.C. for January 6 coup. wsws.org In addition to active Republican politicians and off-duty military and police, many militiamen and fascists claiming membership in the Oath Keepers, Proud Boys and III Percenters marched on the Capitol…

Global Research (2021-01-15). Global Research PDF Collection: 6 PDF Books for 1 Price. globalresearch.ca Purchase six e-books from Global Research Publisher's PDF collection at a discounted price. Download your order as a zipped folder straight to your computer and avoid shipping and handling costs. | Special Offer: …

Richard Gale (2021-01-15). The New America of Terror and Discontent. globalresearch.ca For the vast majority of Americans, the past year has been the most challenging in their lives — certainly for young adults. However, not everyone has been suffering equally. The nation's health or illness is not uniform. Much of our …

Peoples Dispatch (2021-01-15). Protests continue in Ireland following murder of George Nkencho by police. peoplesdispatch.org Over the past two weeks, protests have been held in Dublin following the shooting of George Nkencho, a 27-year-old Black man, by the police on the outskirts of the city…

Fight Back (2021-01-15). Minnesota: Line 3 resistance continues. fightbacknews.org Palisade, MN – A contingent of anti-war organizations including Woman Against Military Madness (WAMM) and the Climate Justice Committee (CJC) visited the Line 3 encampment on the edge of the Mississippi River in Palisade, on January 10. | The encampment is an 80-acre land trust from Akiing Purchases (Akiing translates to "the land to which we belong to") that runs parallel to an Enbridge Line 3 drill pad construction. The tar sands oil pipeline is currently proposed to cross under the Mississippi River. | The mood around camp was calm. An action of 300-plus water protesters took place the day before, where a to…

Jessica Buxbaum (2021-01-15). Social Media Giants Ban Trump, but the Real Censorship is of Palestinians. mintpressnews.com In the wake of the Capitol Hill insurrection, Facebook and Twitter finally took a principled stand against President Donald Trump by suspending his accounts. While Facebook, Twitter, and other social media behemoths have faced criticism over the years for allowing misinformation and dangerous incitement to run rampant on their pla…

Dr. Gary G. Kohls (2021-01-15). Martin Luther King's Warning of America's Spiritual Death. globalresearch.ca On January 15, 1929, Martin Luther King, Jr. is born in Atlanta, Georgia | Martin Luther King Jr.'s Riverside Church speech was titled "Beyond Vietnam: A Time to Break Silence." It was delivered exactly one year before his April 4, …

David W. Mathisen (2021-01-15). Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Born this Day: Prophet Who Saw the "Far Deeper Malady" globalresearch.ca January 15 is the day on which Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was born, in Atlanta, Georgia, in 1929. | He would go on to become one of the most powerful voices of all time against racism, oppression, violence, imperialism, and …

teleSUR (2021-01-15). Mexico Drops Charges Against Ex-Army Chief Cienfuegos. telesurenglish.net Mexico's President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador (AMLO) on Friday endorsed the withdrawal of all charges against former Defense Minister Salvador Cienfuegos, following an investigation by the Attorney General's Office (FGR). | RELATED: | On Thursday, the FGR found no evidence of illicit enrichment nor any links between Cienfuegos and an organized illegal organization investigated by the U.S. Drug Enforcement Admin…

Martin Billheimer (2021-01-15). The Strange Case of Andrew Roberts and the Liberal Anglosphere. counterpunch.org "There is a kind of stupidity among the drunks, particularly when they are sober…" ‚Äï John le Carré Oh dear. The New Cold War is having a very particular effect on the Right, just as it is on the liberals. But between these two neo-nostalgias, there is a confluence of interests. On the Right side, let

Dr. Ari Joffe (2021-01-15). Canadian Expert's Research Finds Lockdown Harms Are 10 Times Greater than Benefits. globalresearch.ca Below in an excerpt of an important interview published by the Toronto Sun | Dr. Ari Joffe is a specialist in pediatric infectious diseases at the Stollery Children's Hospital in Edmonton and …

Tanya Wadhwa (2021-01-15). Understanding the upcoming general elections in Ecuador. peoplesdispatch.org Ahead of the general elections in Ecuador on February 7, we look at the leading candidates, their backgrounds and their answers to the major crises the country is facing today…

Carl Herman (2021-01-15). Martin Luther King Day 2021: Memphis, Tenn. Court Decision, U.S. "Government Agencies" Found Guilty in Martin Luther King's Assassination. globalresearch.ca After four weeks of testimony and over 70 witnesses in a civil trial in Memphis, Tennessee, twelve jurors reached a unanimous verdict on December 8, 1999 that Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was assassinated as a result of a conspiracy.

Rui Kaneya and Taylor Johnston (2021-01-15). Capitol attack underscores white supremacist infiltration of police, military. nationofchange.org Dozens of law enforcement officers, active-duty military members and veterans are suspected of having participated in the Jan. 6 rally and the storming of the Capitol.

WSWS (2021-01-15). Fascist Wisconsin shooter Rittenhouse posed with Proud Boys and waved "white power" sign. wsws.org Kyle Rittenhouse, the right-wing vigilante who shot three anti-police violence protesters in Kenosha on August 25—two of them to death—was photographed celebrating at a bar with members of the fascist Proud Boys shortly after his January 5 arraignment and not guilty plea.

Daniel Beaumont (2021-01-15). The Breakdown: January 6, 2021. counterpunch.org Where is a cop when you need one? Well, some of them were taking selfies of themselves posing with rioters. Others were barricading the doors of the Capitol and getting their heads bashed in with fire extinguishers. In any event, they all were one way or the other too busy to arrest the ringleader who

teleSUR (2021-01-15). Chile: Children Office Asks Protection for a Mapuche Girl. telesurenglish.net Chile's Children Defense Office (CDO) President Patricia Muñoz Friday submitted a protection appeal on behalf of a 17-year-old Mapuche girl who was a victim of death threats from a police officer during an operation in the Ercilla community on January 7. | RELATED: | The denunciation against the officer came after witnesses' testimonies were collected by the CDO, one of which is an audiotape recording the violent threats against the victim ide…

Peoples Dispatch (2021-01-15). Bobi Wine alleges large scale rigging in Ugandan elections. peoplesdispatch.org The major opposition candidate in the Ugandan election, Bobi Wine, alleged "the worst rigging this country has ever witnessed." He is contesting against incumbent Yoweri Museveni who has been in power since 1986…

Steve Lalla (2021-01-15). Resistance is not Futile: A Brief History of Lebanon's Hezbollah. counterpunch.org Lebanese resistance movement Hezbollah has inspired fear within the Empire through both armed struggle and its success in electoral politics. For effectively wielding this double-edged sword, the "Party of God" has been vilified by countless politicians and media outlets. From its birth as an armed resistance to Israeli attacks on Lebanon over 35 years ago,

Ralph Hutchison (2021-01-15). Treaty Seeks End to Nuclear Madness. progressive.org It is the beginning of a new movement that will see the elimination of the existential nuclear threat.

Thomas Magstadt (2021-01-15). QAnon pop quiz: How to rank American Presidents. nationofchange.org There are no trick questions. The same does not go for the answers.

Asad Ismi (2021-01-15). MLK Day: Who Killed Martin Luther King? The Cover-Up of the Century. globalresearch.ca First published on January 19, 2016 | "The United States government is the greatest purveyor of violence in the world."- Martin Luther King | On December 8, 1999, a jury in Memphis, Tennessee, reached the verdict that Martin Luther King Jr. was …

teleSUR (2021-01-15). Haitian People Demand President Moise's Resignation. telesurenglish.net Haiti's opposition leaders Friday called for nationwide protests to demand President Jovenel Moise's resignation due to the social and political crisis that is shaking the country. | RELATED: | "Moise is clinging to power when the priority must be to promote economic, social, and political development," opposition Democratic and Popular Sectors Coalition's leader Andre Michel said. | "His term is over. It began when Presiden…

F. William Engdahl (2021-01-14). Can China Lead a World Economic Recovery? globalresearch.ca At the beginning of December China's Xi Jinping officially declared that China had eliminated poverty entirely, part of his priority program. Western financial pundits have praised the remarkable economic recovery of China following the severe lockdowns a year go to …

Philip Giraldi (2021-01-14). No One Is Listening: A Country Divided Against Itself. globalresearch.ca The U.S. may morph into two nations with the increasingly impoverished helot "deplorables" under the heel of the empowered social justice warriors. | In a recent article Catholic University professor Claes G. Ryn "Few people are really open to persuasion …

Aaron Maté (2021-01-14). UN expert: crippling US sanctions on Syria are illegal and hurting civilians. thegrayzone.com Crippling US sanctions imposed under the Caesar Act are decimating war-ravaged Syrian civilians, are illegal, and should be lifted, the UN Special Rapporteur on sanctions says. An independent United Nations expert is calling on the US to lift its crippling sanctions on Syria. Under the Caesar Act, US sanctions explicitly target Syria's reconstruction in the aftermath of a catastrophic 10-year war. Alena Douhan, the UN Special Rapporteur on the impact of sanctions, says that the US sanctions are illegal and …

Peoples Dispatch (2021-01-14). Peruvian health workers embark on an indefinite strike. peoplesdispatch.org The Peruvian Medical Federation (FMP) and ten other health workers unions began an indefinite national strike on January 13. The measure was taken in the absence of an agreement with President Francisco Sagasti's administration on improving the working conditions of healthcare personnel in the face of COVID-19 pandemic. | On the first day of the strike, in the capital city Lima, hundreds of doctors, nurses and health workers held a massive demonstration in front of the health ministry to draw attention towards their legitimate claims and demand their immediate compliance. | The healthcare professionals are demand…

Martha Grevatt (2021-01-14). Canadian autoworkers blockade minivan plant. workers.org Members of Unifor Local 444, at FCA's Windsor, Ontario, minivan assembly plant, blockade gates to oppose threats to cut members' jobs. Since Jan. 5, Unifor Local 444 has blockaded the FCA minivan plant in Windsor, Ontario, Canada. Plant workers normally build 830 Chrysler Pacifica vans per day. The blockade of . . . |

The Canary (2021-01-14). 2020 among the top three hottest years on record, rivalling 2016, scientists say. thecanary.co Last year rivalled 2016 for the warmest on record, as global temperatures were measured to be nearly 1.3C hotter than pre-industrial times, scientists have said.Warming: Analysis of international data by the World Meteorological Organisation (WMO) found that 2020 was one of the three warmest years on record, with the trio all falling within the last decade.One of the datasets was UK-based analysis by the Met Office, University of East Anglia (UEA) and the UK National Centre for Atmospheric Science, which said 2020 was the second hottest year on record, averaging around 1.28C above levels seen in the second…

Akram Al-Waara (2021-01-14). Covid-19: Palestinians still awaiting vaccines as Israel dismisses calls to provide jabs. middleeasteye.net Covid-19: Palestinians still awaiting vaccines as Israel dismisses calls to provide jabs | Palestinian Authority also criticised for failure to secure vaccines and lack of planning on how to administer them | Thu, 01/14/2021 – 11: 11 | PA officials have made statements on who will be given priority when it comes to the vaccine, but have yet to put forward a comprehensive strategy for rolling it…

MEE and agencies (2021-01-14). Covid-19: Israel to vaccinate Palestinian prisoners from next week. middleeasteye.net Covid-19: Israel to vaccinate Palestinian prisoners from next week | Israel's health minister made the announcement after President Reuven Rivlin criticised plans to exclude prisoners from vaccination programme | Thu, 01/14/2021 – 16: 02 | Israel has been criticised for shirking its responsibilities as an occupying power by failing to deliver vaccines to millions of Palestinians living in…

RT (2021-01-14). Far-Eastern Russian island Sakhalin to introduce mask exemption for those inoculated against Covid-19, regional head reveals. rt.com People inoculated against Covid-19 in the Far East's Sakhalin Region will be given a badge to show they are exempt from wearing a face mask. That's according to Valery Limarenko, acting governor of the island, located near Japan. | Sakhalin, one of Russia's wealthiest places per capita, is home to a substantial oil and gas industry. On Thursday, Limarenko revealed that the island will soon receive 9,000 doses of Russia's domestically produced Sputnik V vaccine and will get over 10,000 every month after that. | "Everyone who gets vaccinated will receive a special badge," he said. "[The badge] will give the wear…

MEE and agencies (2021-01-14). Covid-19: Turkey says more than 250,000 health workers vaccinated so far. middleeasteye.net Covid-19: Turkey says more than 250,000 health workers vaccinated so far | President Recep Tayyip Erdogan receives first dose of Sinovac as Turkey begins vaccinating health workers | Thu, 01/14/2021 – 16: 58 | Turkish President Erdogan receives shot of Sinovac's CoronaVac coronavirus vaccine in Ankara (Reuters) | Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan announced more than 250,000 health wor…

Staff (2021-01-14). Dr. Ali Khan: U.S. Needs to Quickly Ramp Up Vaccinations as COVID Kills Over 4,000 in Single Day. democracynow.org As the United States breaks all records for coronavirus cases, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention warns another 92,000 could die in the next three weeks as complaints grow over the slow distribution of COVID vaccines. Across the country, hospitals are overflowing, and ICU beds are in short supply. In Los Angeles County, an epicenter of the outbreak, a staggering one in three residents has gotten the coronavirus since the start of the pandemic, according to new data. For more on the pandemic, we speak with epidemiologist Dr. Ali Khan, dean of the University of Nebraska Medical Center's College of Publi…

Staff (2021-01-14). Chaotic Vaccine Rollout Leaves Seniors Frustrated and Confused. truthout.org For weeks, doctors' phones have been ringing off the hook with anxious older patients on the other end of the line. | "When can I get a covid-19 vaccine?" these patients want to know. "And where?" | Frustration and confusion are rampant as states and counties begin to offer vaccines to all seniors after giving them first to front-line health care workers and nursing home residents — the groups initially given priority by state and federal authorities. | My 91-year-old mother-in-law, who lives in upst…

MEE and agencies (2021-01-14). Covid-19: Turkey announces more than 250,000 health workers vaccinated so far. middleeasteye.net Covid-19: Turkey announces more than 250,000 health workers vaccinated so far | President Recep Tayyip Erdogan receives first dose of the Sinovac jab as Turkey begins vaccinating health workers | Thu, 01/14/2021 – 16: 58 | Turkish President Erdogan receives a shot of Sinovac's CoronaVac coronavirus disease (COVID-19) vaccine in Ankara (Reuters) | Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan anno…

RT (2021-01-14). Twitter RESTORES account of Sputnik-V, Russia's coronavirus vaccine, restricted over suspicious log-in. rt.com Sputnik-V, the Russian-developed coronavirus vaccine, was back on Twitter after getting locked out of its official account on Thursday. When the official explanation finally came, it cited a suspicious log-in attempt from the US. | The account, @sputnikvaccine, showed up as "temporarily restricted" for a brief period on Thursday afternoon, due to "some unusual activity." | Users could click on a warning to see…

Colin Todhunter (2021-01-14). Genetic Engineering, Agriculture and Brexit: Treachery in Our Midst. counterpunch.org The UK government has launched its public consultation on the deregulation of gene editing in England. To kick things off, somewhat predictably Environment Secretary George Eustice recently spun a staunch pro-industry line at the Oxford Farming Conference by stating: "Gene editing has the ability to harness the genetic resources that Mother Nature has provided in

Global Research News (2021-01-14). Selected Articles: The History of US and British Support to Mussolini's Fascism. globalresearch.ca By Janine Jackson inte…

Alex MacDonald (2021-01-14). Arms campaigners call on UK companies to stop supplying Turkish drone parts. middleeasteye.net Arms campaigners call on UK companies to stop supplying Turkish drone parts | British firms urged not to supply parts to Turkish drone giant Baykar Makina over involvement in Nagorno-Karabakh conflict | Thu, 01/14/2021 – 16: 53 | Bayraktar TB2 drone flying at Gecitkale military airbase near Famagusta in self-proclaimed Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus (TRNC) (AFP) | Rights groups have called…

RT (2021-01-14). UK bans all arrivals from Portugal and South America after discovery of Brazil Covid-19 variant. rt.com The UK will ban all travel from South America and Portugal from 4am GMT on Friday after the discovery of a new Covid-19 variant in Brazil, Transport Secretary Grant Shapps said on Thursday. | UK-bound travellers from Argentina, Bolivia, Cape Verde, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, French Guiana, Guyana, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Suriname, Uruguay and Venezuela who do not live in the UK will be banned from entering the country. | "This measure does not apply to British and Irish Nationals and third country nationals with residence rights — but passengers returning from these destinations must self-isolate for 10 da…

Staff (2021-01-14). Trump Was Impeached Twice Within the Span It Takes a Giraffe to Gestate a Calf. truthout.org "Trump has instructed aides not to pay [Rudy] Giuliani's legal fees," The Washington Post

Staff (2021-01-14). Pompeo Urges US to "Confront" What He Calls the "Iran-al-Qaeda Axis" truthout.org Secretary of State Mike Pompeo made his first appearance before the public since the January 6 Capitol breach to accuse the Iranian government of playing a role in the 9/11 attacks. | While Pompeo conceded that there's no evidence of direct Iranian involvement or "foreknowledge" of the plot, he The secretary of state pointed to reporting w…

Staff (2021-01-14). What to Expect in the Final Days of Trump's Fascist Reign. truthout.org As Trump's reality TV presidency comes to an end, Kelly Hayes and author Sarah Kendzior talk about what to expect in these final days, and what the future might hold. | TRANSCRIPT: | Note: This a rush transcript and has been lightly edited for clarity. Copy may not be in its final form. | Kelly Hayes: Welcome to "Movement Memos," a Truthout podcast about things you should know if you want to change the world. I'm your host, Kelly Hayes. | It's been just over a week since a fascist assault on the Capitol dem…

CounterPunch News Service (2021-01-14). Western Wolf Coalition Files Lawsuit Challenging Nationwide Wolf Delisting. counterpunch.org Today, WildEarth Guardians and a coalition of Western wolf advocates, represented by the Western Environmental Law Center, challenged the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service's (the Service) decision to prematurely strip wolves of federal protections in the contiguous 48 states, in violation of the Endangered Species Act (ESA). The most recent data from the Service and its

Mike Walter (2021-01-14). The Heat: U.S. Impeachment. america.cgtn.com History in the United States as Donald Trump becomes the only president to be impeached twice. There was more drama at the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday, as the House of Representatives voted to hold President Trump accountable for inciting an insurrection just one week ago. …

Sheren Khalel (2021-01-14). 'Jamal Khashoggi Way': Washington DC may rename Saudi embassy street. middleeasteye.net 'Jamal Khashoggi Way': Washington DC may rename Saudi embassy street | Initiative to rename street began in 2018, but local laws required activists to wait until two years had passed since slain journalist's death | Thu, 01/14/2021 – 21: 32 | Road sign in honour of slain journalist Khashoggi temporarily put up by protesters in front of White House after his death (AFP/file photo) | A member of the…

Areeb Ullah (2021-01-14). Bangladeshi maid's family demands death penalty for Saudis accused of her murder. middleeasteye.net Bangladeshi maid's family demands death penalty for Saudis accused of her murder | Three of Abiron Begum Ansar's employers on trial for her killing in rare case into abuse against migrant workers in the kingdom | Thu, 01/14/2021 – 14: 03 | Ansar's family said her body was "unrecognisable" when it was repatriated back to Bangladesh seven months after her murder (Supplied) | The family of a murdered Bangla…

Yasmina Allouche (2021-01-14). Morocco: Adnane Bouchouf's killer sentenced to death for rape and murder of child. middleeasteye.net Morocco: Adnane Bouchouf's killer sentenced to death for rape and murder of child | Death of the 11-year-old boy sent shockwaves through the county amid calls for harsher sentences for predators | Thu, 01/14/2021 – 13: 17 | Bouchouf was declared missing by his family on 7 September and his body was discovered four days later buried near his home (Screengrab/Twitter) | The main suspect in t…

Kareem Chehayeb (2021-01-14). Oxygen for sale: Covid-hit Lebanon running out of breath. middleeasteye.net Oxygen for sale: Covid-hit Lebanon running out of breath | As Lebanese health sector struggles with soaring Covid-19 cases, a serious shortage in oxygen tanks throws the cash-strapped country into another crisis | Thu, 01/14/2021 – 15: 00 | A worker carries oxygen canisters to be used by hospitals treating Covid-19 patients, at a factory in the southern Lebanese city of Sidon on 9 January 202…

RT (2021-01-14). Paris police investigating alleged 'black supremacist' bomb-maker who blew up flat, injuring himself & 1 other. rt.com French police have launched an investigation after an alleged "black supremacist" blew up an apartment while making homemade explosives, injuring himself and another person in a Parisian suburb. | The 37-year-old man was arrested on Wednesday after an explosion and fire at an address in the Saint-Leu-la-Foret area northwest of the French capital, which injured the two occupants, a man and a woman. | "An investigation has been underway since Wednesday morning into the heads of criminal associations and the unauthorized manufacture of explosive devices," a spokesperson for the Pontoise prosecutor's office said o…

RT (2021-01-14). 12hr Covid curfews announced for all of France for at least 15 days, PM says pressure on hospitals is 'high'. rt.com The entirety of France will be placed under a 6pm-6am curfew for at least 15 days from Saturday in a bid to ease the pressure of Covid-19 on the country's health system, Prime Minister Jean Castex announced on Thursday. | The 12-hour curfews are currently already in place for 25 of mainland France's 95 administrative areas — known as departements — but they will now be extended to the rest of the country, which is currently under an 8pm curfew. | "While the resumption of the epidemic was concentrated at the end of December in certain departments, viral circulation now concerns the entire country," th…

RT (2021-01-14). 1 dead, 7 injured in explosion at automotive plant in Tianjin, China (VIDEOS). rt.com An explosion at an automotive parts plant in Tianjin, northern China has killed one person and injured at least seven others, according to local authorities. | The blast struck shortly after midday local time at the workshop of Tianjin Jc Auto Parts Corp, near the city's airport. | Emergency rescue teams were dispatched to the scene, with fire officials saying that no one had been found trapped in the factory. An investigation into the cause of the explosion will be launched. | Seven people who sustained injuries were taken to hospital for treatment, the Bureau of Emergency Management of Tianjin told reporters…

Jonathan Cook (2021-01-14). Twitter's ban on Trump will only deepen the U.S. tribal divide. mronline.org 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.

Melvin Goodman (2021-01-14). Bibi and Jonathan Pollard: Two Anti-American Peas in Their Own Pod. counterpunch.org Last month, the New York Times described the hero's welcome in Israel for Jonathan Pollard, who served 30 years in jail for spying for Israel, as "relatively subdued." In view of the fact that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu led this "subdued" reception, it is time to throw some shade on Bibi and Jonathan. After all, the United States has supplied Israeli with huge amounts of military and economic aid as well as intelligence support over the years with very little return.

Liberation Staff (2021-01-14). Capitalism in Crisis: Economics and the Rise of Fascism. liberationnews.org On this week's episode of The Socialist Program's regular segment "Capitalism in Crisis" with Prof. Richard Wolff, we discuss the role played by economic factors in the growth of fascist movements.

Sam Marcy (2021-01-14). Fascist violence and the form of the state. workers.org This is an excerpt from Workers World Party co-founder and Chairperson Sam Marcy's "Fascist violence and the form of the state," written shortly after Ronald Reagan's inauguration as U.S. president in 1981. For more, see Marcy's "The Klan and Government: Foes or Allies?" at workers.org/books. [T]he spread of fascist organizations . . . |

Raul Diego (2021-01-14). Escaping the Singularity: Why Artificial Intelligence Will Not Save the Planet. mintpressnews.com The National Artificial Intelligence Initiative Act became law on the first day of 2021, opening a backdoor to America's largest corporations to shield their commercial interests behind the full might of the US government.

Gloria Rubac (2021-01-14). Prison officials' crimes mount at Ramsey Unit in Texas. workers.org 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 . . . |

Lindsey German (2021-01-14). Marxism and feminism — Marxism and Women's Liberation extract. mronline.org Lindsey German discusses Marxism's contribution to analyzing women's oppression in this extract from Marxism and Women's Liberation…

David Rovics (2021-01-14). Why Does Mayor Ted Wheeler Hate Us So Much? dissidentvoice.org Ôªø Tear Gas Ted is getting Tough On Crime and Anarchy, and I've got some analysis for you. Oregon Public Broadcasting has been giving a lot of play to Mayor Wheeler's latest couple of speeches, where he once again criticized "violent anarchists" for doing terrible things like spray-painting memes on plywood, or breaking the windows …

Liberation Staff (2021-01-14). National Committee for Justice in Denver formed to defend anti-racist organizers. liberationnews.org Prominent movement leaders from across the country have launched the National Committee for Justice in Denver to demand that authorities drop the charges against anti-racist activists facing decades in prison on false charges filed against them in retaliation for their work demanding justice for Elijah McClain.

John Wojcik (2021-01-14). Mounting evidence of GOP reps aiding Capitol invasion. peoplesworld.org &nbsp…

Devin C (2021-01-14). Pensacola fights anti-abortion terror. workers.org 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, . . . |

Don Fitz (2021-01-14). Two Principles of Racial Equity that Outrage Liberals. dissidentvoice.org The May 25, 2020 murder of George Floyd in Minneapolis sparked a civil rights explosion. It ignited pushes to demilitarize the police, reallocate police over-funding to necessary social services, end economic and power divides, and replace symbols of oppression with recognition of those who have suffered and resisted. In University City, one of the oldest …

Special to People's World (2021-01-14). Chicago's HotHouse presents the Havana Jazz Festival, 5 nights of sizzling music. peoplesworld.org Following the July Concert for Cuba, successfully produced by the Chicago-based non-profit arts presenter HotHouse, and viewed by more than 10 million people online, the Institute of Cuban Music invited Marguerite Horberg and Raul Cuza to return and create a special online stream for this year's edition of the iconic Jazz Plaza — The Havana …

Walden Bello (2021-01-14). America Has Entered the Weimar Era. counterpunch.org By mid-February 2021, American deaths from COVID-19 may well surpass the country's 405,400 deaths during the Second World War. By around mid-May, more Americans will have died from the virus than during the Civil War, which killed 655,000, and the Spanish flu pandemic of 1918, when 675,000 are estimated to have perished. Yet America's largely

Dustin Noga (2021-01-14). China-EU investment deal bypasses U.S., denting Washington plan to isolate Beijing. peoplesworld.org On Dec. 30, 2020, the European Union and China concluded a new landmark investment deal called the Comprehensive Agreement on Investment (CAI). The pact marks a historic level of investment, cooperation, and intermingling of the 27-member bloc's economy with China's. The CAI will replace 26 separate investment agreements previously signed between China and individual member …

Nathaniel Chase (2021-01-14). Lessons from Charlottesville: How to fight fascism in 2021. workers.org 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 murder of anti-racist activist . . . |

Izabel Santos (2021-01-14). Brazilian state of Amazonas enters the most serious phase of COVID-19. peoplesworld.org Manaus, Amazonas (January 4, 2021) — Amazonas State went into the purple phase of the new coronavirus pandemic, signifying the highest risk. The information was publicized by the director-president of the Health Vigilance Foundation (FVS) of Amazonas, Rosemary Costa Pinto, during a meeting between state representatives and officials of the Federal Ministry of Health. "Our …

The Conversation (2021-01-14). Is impeaching President Trump 'pointless revenge'? Not if it sends a message to future presidents. juancole.com 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 …

_____ (2021-01-14). Tennessee Capital: Group Demands Racial Equality And Medicare For All. popularresistance.org Nashville, TN – A social justice group out of Knoxville, Tennessee made the trek to the State Capitol building on Tuesday, demanding that lawmakers take immediate action on issues like Medicare for all, and the fight for racial equality. This comes on the first day of the legislative session. | Earlier Tuesday afternoon when the demonstration was still happening, the rally organizers said their groups wasn't as big as they had hoped it would be, partly because of what happened at the U.S. Capitol last week. But despite their small numbers, they say their message carried big importance. | "What's that spell? Black…

commondreams (2021-01-14). GAO: Medicare Part D Pays Twice as Much for Same Drugs as VA. commondreams.org ______________________________…

Pip Hinman (2021-01-14). Organic food co-op faces closure. greenleft.org.au Pressures from the pandemic mean that the long-running Alfalfa House Community Food Cooperative is facing the prospect of having to close at the end of January, reports Pip Hinman.

news.un (2021-01-14). Israel: Ensure equal COVID-19 vaccine access to Palestinians — UN Independent experts. news.un.org Israel's "impressive" vaccination programme against the COVID-19 pandemic must include Palestinians under occupation, UN independent human rights experts stressed on Wednesday.

teleSUR (2021-01-14). The African Union Reserves 270 Million COVID-19 Vaccine Doses. telesurenglish.net The Center for Disease Control and Prevention in Africa (Africa CDC) Director John Nkengasong on Thursday announced that the African Union (AU) has reserved 270 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines, 50 million of which will be provided by Pfizer and AstraZeneca and will be available between April and June | RELATED: | "Since the beginning of the pandemic, we have focused as a continent on collaboration and collective…

news.un (2021-01-14). 2020, one of three warmest years on record: World Meteorological Organization. news.un.org The COVID-19 pandemic was not the only long-term crisis the world will remember from 2020. In terms of climate change, the year was also one of the three warmest on record, and rivalled 2016 for the top spot, the UN weather agency said on Wednesday.