2021-01-15: Social Media Postees

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A Yemeni Famine Made in Washington and Riyadh
Charles Pierson | counterpunch.org | 2021-01-15
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…
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Trump coup attempt: U.S. war comes home
Sara Flounders | workers.org | 2021-01-15
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 . . . | Continue reading Trump coup attempt: U.S. war comes home at Workers.org
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Trump coup attempt: U.S. war comes home
Sara Flounders | workers.org | 2021-01-15
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 . . . | Continue reading Trump coup attempt: U.S. war comes home at Workers.org
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Will the Senate Confirm Coup Plotter Nuland?
Medea Benjamin, Nicolas J. S. Davies, Marcy Winograd | counterpunch.org | 2021-01-15
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…
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COVID-19 committee stresses need for equitable vaccine access, more data sharing
news.un.org | 2021-01-15
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.
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Would You Patent the Sun? Polio Vaccine Inventor Jonas Salk's Son Urges More Access to COVD Vaccine
Staff | democracynow.org | 2021-01-15
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…
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Would You Patent the Sun? Polio Vaccine Inventor Jonas Salk's Son Urges More Access to COVID Vaccine
Staff | democracynow.org | 2021-01-15
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…
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Capitalism's Wolves in Sheep's Clothing
Ron Jacobs | counterpunch.org | 2021-01-15
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…
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Uruguay's Gender Violence Courts Have No Funding
telesurenglish.net | 2021-01-15
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: | Economic Crisis Makes Community Pots Reappear in Uruguay | "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…
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Court Rules Palestinian Filmmaker Must Pay Damages To Israeli Soldier Who Took Part in Massacre
Miko Peled | mintpressnews.com | 2021-01-15
"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.
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America Condemns One Violent Mob While Celebrating Another
Lee Camp | counterpunch.org | 2021-01-15
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…
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Venezuela Offers Oxygen to Attend COVID-19 in Manaus, Brazil
telesurenglish.net | 2021-01-15
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: | Venezuela Announces International Lawsuit Against US | "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…
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Silicon Valley Destroys Parler in a Show of Monopolistic Force
Editor | scheerpost.com | 2021-01-15
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… | Source…
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Covid-19: Israeli man arrested for tricking ex into quarantine four times
MEE staff | middleeasteye.net | 2021-01-15
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 | MEE staff | 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…
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As COVID deaths pass two million worldwide, Guterres warns against self-defeating 'vaccinationalism'
news.un.org | 2021-01-15
With more than two million lives now lost worldwide 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.
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Pandemic curbs trend towards ever-increasing migration
news.un.org | 2021-01-15
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.
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As COVID deaths pass two million worldwide, Guterres warns against self-defeating 'vaccinationalism'
news.un.org | 2021-01-15
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.
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National Day Of Action For Eviction Moratorium
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2021-01-15
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.
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[Commentary] Addressing public health's failings during year one of Covid-19
George J. Annas, Sandro Galea | thelancet.com | 2021-01-15
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.
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Pandemic-Caused Plunge in Restaurant Jobs Leads to First Job Loss Since April
Dean Baker | zcomm.org | 2021-01-15
The pain from the recession is heavily concentrated among the long-term unemployed…
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Workers Struggles: Europe, Middle East & Africa
wsws.org | 2021-01-15
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.
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COVID-19: Rethinking the Lockdown Groupthink
Dr. Ari Joffe | globalresearch.ca | 2021-01-15
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 …
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How Germany's Left Party promotes herd immunity
wsws.org | 2021-01-15
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.
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Coronavirus causes 35% weekly hike in jobless claim applications
Mark Gruenberg | peoplesworld.org | 2021-01-15
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 …
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Global warming emergency: 2020 joins 2016 as hottest year ever
Sandipan Talukdar | peoplesdispatch.org | 2021-01-15
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…
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The country where liberty is a statue
Vijay Prashad | mronline.org | 2021-01-15
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.
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Trump Hardliners Poisoning US-China Relations. Pompeo "Spreads Political Viruses"
Stephen Lendman | globalresearch.ca | 2021-01-15
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 …
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Venezuela sends oxygen tanks to the Brazilian Amazonas state amid COVID-19 surge
Peoples Dispatch | peoplesdispatch.org | 2021-01-15
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…
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China Tech Ban Mirrors 1980s Attempts To Destroy Japanese Competition
Alan Macleod | mintpressnews.com | 2021-01-15
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.
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Germany draws another line in the sand for the U.S
M.K. Bhadrakumar | mronline.org | 2021-01-15
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."
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Mexico Drops Charges Against Ex-Army Chief Cienfuegos
telesurenglish.net | 2021-01-15
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: | Honduras: 2nd Migrant Caravan of 2021 Heads to US-Mexico Border | 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…
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MN: Progressive groups plan inauguration day rally to demand a People's Agenda
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2021-01-15
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…
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MN: Progressive groups plan inauguration day rally to demand a People's Agenda
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2021-01-15
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…
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Sunday 1/17: Pin@y Power: Building Multi-Racial Working-Class Movements
Freedom Socialist Party Bay Area | indybay.org | 2021-01-15
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Fascist coup in Washington accelerates Spanish army's coup plotting
wsws.org | 2021-01-15
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.
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Encircling China and Praising India: The US Strategic Framework for the Indo-Pacific
Dr. Binoy Kampmark | asia-pacificresearch.com | 2021-01-15
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Julian Assange, WikiLeaks and Australia's Complicity
Binoy Kampmark | counterpunch.org | 2021-01-15
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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Will the Senate Confirm Coup Plotter Nuland?
Medea Benjamin | zcomm.org | 2021-01-15
Join World Beyond War, CODEPINK and dozens of other organizations opposing neocon Nuland's confirmation as a threat to peace and diplomacy…
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Roaming Charges: Do Me Two Times, I'm Goin' Away
Jeffrey St. Clair | counterpunch.org | 2021-01-15
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.
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Sunday 1/17: The Farmer's Movement in India
Eugene E Ruyle | indybay.org | 2021-01-15
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Black Doctors COVID-19 Consortium Will Administer Vaccines
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2021-01-15
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…
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Hunger Strike Starts Tonight in Santa Clara County Jail
via Silicon Valley deBug | indybay.org | 2021-01-15
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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Sunday 1/17: MLK Beloved Community Action & Prayer Gathering in Midst of COVID & Chaos w/ PPC
Poor People's Campaign | indybay.org | 2021-01-15
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The Heat: U.S. battles COVID-19 Crisis
Anand Naidoo | america.cgtn.com | 2021-01-15
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 …
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Have Covid, Will Travel
Andrea Arroyo | thenation.com | 2021-01-15
Have Covid, Will Travel…
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The mRNA COVID Vaccine Is Not a Vaccine
Makia Freeman | globalresearch.ca | 2021-01-15
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 …
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Argentina Awaits Its Second Batch of Sputnik V Vaccines
telesurenglish.net | 2021-01-15
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: | Argentina Detects Dengue Fever Cases Amid COVID-19 Surge | 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…
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Polio Vaccine Inventor Jonas Salk's Son Urges More Access to COVID Vaccination
Staff | truthout.org | 2021-01-15
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…
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Here We Go Again: Botching the Vaccine Rollout
Eve Ottenberg | counterpunch.org | 2021-01-15
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…
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Inside the COVID-19 outbreak at Lakepointe nursing home in Clinton Township, Michigan
wsws.org | 2021-01-15
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.
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As COVID cases surge: Sharp rise in new US unemployment claims
wsws.org | 2021-01-15
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.
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"Brazil is Broken": Bolsonaro, COVID, and the Looming Return to Austerity
Dan Beeton | cepr.net | 2021-01-15
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 …
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Neo-fascists found their voice in Trump. Where will the left's voice come from?
Staff | therealnews.com | 2021-01-15
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?
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Belgian left and progressive movements demand justice for Black man who died after arrest
Peoples Dispatch | peoplesdispatch.org | 2021-01-15
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…
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Reimagining the World: Agroecology and Post-COVID Plunder
Colin Todhunter | dissidentvoice.org | 2021-01-15
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 …
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Deadly earthquake hits Indonesia: Dozens killed, hundreds injured
news.un.org | 2021-01-15
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).
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Citing famine, UN urges reversal of terrorist designation for Yemen's Houthis; US refuses
Peoples Dispatch | peoplesdispatch.org | 2021-01-15
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…
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Assange extradition: Justice denied or just delayed?
Derek Royden | nationofchange.org | 2021-01-15
"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."
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Biden's Pick: Will the Senate Confirm Coup Plotter Victoria Nuland?
Medea Benjamin | globalresearch.ca | 2021-01-15
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 | …
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What's the Point of Impeaching Trump Twice?
Andrew Korybko | globalresearch.ca | 2021-01-15
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 …
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Video: Israel and US Efforts in Large-scale Strikes on Iranian Infrastructure in Syria
South Front | globalresearch.ca | 2021-01-15
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 …
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Mark Fiore | progressive.org | 2021-01-15
Now that Trump is the first President to be impeached twice, we'll surely see more of his Republican allies slink away.
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Algeria: Five civilians killed in bomb blast in Tebessa region
MEE and agencies | middleeasteye.net | 2021-01-15
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 | MEE and agencies | 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…
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'Dear Tayyip': Erdogan and Macron exchanged letters to repair ties
Ragip Soylu | middleeasteye.net | 2021-01-15
'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 | Ragip Soylu | 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…
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Caliphate: How the New York Times' Islamic State scoop unravelled
Laila Al-Arian | middleeasteye.net | 2021-01-15
Caliphate: How the New York Times' Islamic State scoop unravelled | Laila Al-Arian | 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…
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Egyptian group Hasm designated 'terrorist organisation' by US
MEE staff | middleeasteye.net | 2021-01-15
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' | MEE staff | 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…
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Iraq: Bird flu blamed for deaths of tens of thousands of chickens
Alex MacDonald | middleeasteye.net | 2021-01-15
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 | Alex MacDonald | 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…
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BBC chair donated to Quilliam because he was 'impressed' by Maajid Nawaz
MEE staff | middleeasteye.net | 2021-01-15
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' | MEE staff | 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…
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Egyptian group Hasm designated 'terrorist organisation' by US
MEE staff | middleeasteye.net | 2021-01-15
Egyptian group Hasm designated 'terrorist organisation' by US | State Department said sanctions 'seek to deny [Hassm] and its leadership the resources to plan and carry out terrorist attacks' | MEE staff | Fri, 01/15/2021 – 16: 27 | Cairo's counterterrorism operation against Hasm and other militants has been criticised for rights abuses against the country's citizens (AFP/File photo) | The United States has designated the…
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Abbas announces first Palestinian elections in more than 15 years
MEE and agencies | middleeasteye.net | 2021-01-15
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 | MEE and agencies | 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…
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Egypt expands oil refining capacity as it aims for self-sufficiency
Amr Emam | middleeasteye.net | 2021-01-15
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 | Amr Emam | 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…
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Central African Republic: Displacement reaches 120,000, as another deadly attack leaves one UN peacekeeper dead
news.un.org | 2021-01-15
"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.
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Child labour 'robs children of their future', scourge must end urges UN
news.un.org | 2021-01-15
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.
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UN steps up support for thousands left homeless after fire at Rohingya refugee camp
news.un.org | 2021-01-15
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.
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Central African Republic: Displacement reaches 120,000 amid worsening election violence
news.un.org | 2021-01-15
"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.
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Cameroon: Authorities urged to seek justice for recent deadly attacks
news.un.org | 2021-01-15
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.
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Against A Domestic Terrorism Law
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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…
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Right-Wing Blames US Capitol Riot On Notorious Instigator
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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…
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Black Cops Warned About Racist Capitol Police Officers For Years
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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…
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Bush: ´Inizia la nuova era della speranza ª
Manlio Dinucci | globalresearch.ca | 2021-01-15
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 …
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A Tory MP seems to think vaccinating a high-risk population is 'woke'
Joe Glenton | thecanary.co | 2021-01-15
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, told parliament on Wednesday 13 January that prisoners were a high risk "disenfranchised" population who need to be considered for vaccination as a matter of public health: Prisons are a high risk setting for transmission as well as hospitals, nursing homes and school. | There would be considerabl…
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Academics and police tied together with a £10m fund
Maryam Jameela | thecanary.co | 2021-01-15
A £10m fund from 2015 brought together 39 police forces and 30 academic institutions from across the UK. 14 different projects covered a wide range of topics. This funding highlights a number of problems for academics collaborating with the police. | As part of our #ResistBigBrother series, we're keeping a close eye on the links between aca…
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NHS staff just told Boris Johnson to "go"
Steve Topple | thecanary.co | 2021-01-15
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 said that: The NHS workers are demanding accountability from this government and a funding boost for the NHS to help them cope with the worseni…
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The DWP boss just stuck two fingers up at the poorest kids
Steve Topple | thecanary.co | 2021-01-15
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 states that: A new wide-ranging inquiry from the Wo…
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A Tory MP seems to think vaccinating a high-risk population is 'woke'
Joe Glenton | thecanary.co | 2021-01-15
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, told parliament on Wednesday 13 January that prisoners were a high risk "disenfranchised" population who need to be considered for vaccination as a matter of public health: Prisons are a high risk setting for transmission as well as hospitals, nursing homes and school. | There would be considerabl…
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[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
Amanda E. Perry, Mitch G. Waterman, Veronica Dale, Keeley Moore, Allan House | thelancet.com | 2021-01-15
Universal prison-wide strategies should consider a series of multi-level interventions to address mental health and well-being in prisons.
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Mismanagement and the Domestication of Yellowstone Bison
James Holt, Sr. | counterpunch.org | 2021-01-15
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…
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Mental Health Issues Facing the Asian American Community
Sunshine Behavioral Health | indybay.org | 2021-01-15
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Monday 1/18: Call to Action: MLK Moral Monday Interfaith Service of Light, Love and Leadership w/ PPC
Poor People's Campaign | indybay.org | 2021-01-15
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ECOlonialismo en Centroamèrica
reenvia Red Latina sin fronteras | indybay.org | 2021-01-15
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Monday 1/18: Martin Luther King Jr. Virtual Day of Service at Homeless Garden Project
Homeless Garden Project | indybay.org | 2021-01-15
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…
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Saturday 1/23: 2021: What Lies Ahead – Their Plans and Ours
Speak Out Now | indybay.org | 2021-01-15
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How should our economy grow?
Martin Baur,Carsten Colombier & Sandra Daguet | indybay.org | 2021-01-15
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]…
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Cardiologist Bob Ostfeld And Others Criticize Paleo Diet
Transmitter | indybay.org | 2021-01-15
Paleo diets cause diseases to humans, suffering to animals, deforestation, low food yield per acre, energy waste, etc.
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Saturday 1/16: Black History Month educators' roundtable: James Baldwin
David Giesen | indybay.org | 2021-01-15
Email info(at)TheCommonsSF.org for a secure conference link.
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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 | 2021-01-15
Online Zoom conference | Register here for Zoom link: http: //bit.ly/MLK2021sjpl…
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Thursday 2/4: The 23rd IndieFest Opening Night Film: The Book of Vision
Jeff Ross | indybay.org | 2021-01-15
*VIRTUAL EVENT* | Click Link: sfindiefest2021.eventive.org/welcome
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50th Anniversary of MLK Library – 'Hidden Archives" within the Sacramento Room Come Alive
Michael Harris | indybay.org | 2021-01-15
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…
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Issues Involving Current And Other Vaccines
Article Writer | indybay.org | 2021-01-15
Why does 50% of the population want to be avoid vaccination injections.
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Imperial leads new consortium to study threats from new SARS-CoV-2 variants
imperial.ac.uk | 2021-01-15
Imperial researchers will lead a new consortium of UK virologists to study the effects of emerging mutations in SARS-CoV-2.
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Allergy analyses and prestigious professorships: News from the College
imperial.ac.uk | 2021-01-15
Here's a batch of fresh news and announcements from across Imperial.
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An End to Austerity Economics with Mark Blyth
CP Editor | counterpunch.org | 2021-01-15
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What's Happening to 'The Chicago Reporter'?
Laura S. Washington | thenation.com | 2021-01-15
What's Happening to 'The Chicago Reporter'?
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These Progressives Helped Keep Hope Alive in 2020–and Prepare Us for 2021
John Nichols | thenation.com | 2021-01-15
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Georgia Organizers Won Because They Didn't Treat Elections as a Be-All, End-All
Anoa Changa | zcomm.org | 2021-01-15
"We are undoing a history of voter suppression and injustice in Black and Brown communities. The changes we are seeing now didn't happen overnight, and we are not solving our challenges with just one vote."
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The Main Form of Media Deception: Censorship-by-Omission
Rod Driver | zcomm.org | 2021-01-15
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'…
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Keri Leigh Merritt on the New Lost Cause, Elisabeth Rosenthal on Troubled Vaccine Rollout
Fairness & Accuracy In Reporting | fair.org | 2021-01-15
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.
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2020 Is Tied for the Hottest Year on Record, NASA Says
Staff | truthout.org | 2021-01-15
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, according to NASA. The average temperature was 1.02 degrees Celsius above the baseline mean and rep…
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SEIU Local 73: Statement of support for Human Rights Day 7 in the Philippines
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2021-01-15
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…
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SEIU Local 73: Statement of support for Human Rights Day 7 in the Philippines
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2021-01-15
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…
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Communists like my uncle were sent to prison because they fought for democracy
Roberta Wood | peoplesworld.org | 2021-01-15
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 …
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Conan and the Vandals
David Yearsley | counterpunch.org | 2021-01-15
It took another Barbarian to deliver the toughest talk to the Vandals and Goths who sacked the American Capitol last week. Whether any from these bearded, fur-clad tribes were listening to Conan the Californian seems unlikely since his campfireside chat was issued on YouTube, a forum from which the Germanic marauders' orange-haired chieftain had been…
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This Week's Most Popular Articles
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The Shortage of Black Physicians is a Legacy of Racism and Class-Based Discrimination
W. T. Whitney | counterpunch.org | 2021-01-15
"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,…
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With Trump Gone, Can the U.S. and China Cooperate on a Failing Planet?
Michael T. Klare | juancole.com | 2021-01-15
( 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 …
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MLK Day: Who Killed Martin Luther King? The Cover-Up of the Century
Asad Ismi | globalresearch.ca | 2021-01-15
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 …
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'I'm Thinking of Ending Things' and 'Ham on Rye': Odds and ends
Michael Berkowitz | peoplesworld.org | 2021-01-15
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 …
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The Strange Case of Andrew Roberts and the Liberal Anglosphere
Martin Billheimer | counterpunch.org | 2021-01-15
"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…
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The DeFazio Bill: Reducing the Financial Industry's Tax on Retirement Savings
Dean Baker | cepr.net | 2021-01-15
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 …
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Condena firme y absoluta a la fraudulenta calificación de Cuba como Estado patrocinador del terrorismo
Cubaminrex | liberationnews.org | 2021-01-15
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 …
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One frightening story reveals the true cost of rural overpolicing
Staff | therealnews.com | 2021-01-15
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.
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Last Trump Sale of Public Lands for Fracking Prompts Outrage and Hope
Jeremy Nichols | counterpunch.org | 2021-01-15
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…
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Minnesota: Line 3 resistance continues
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2021-01-15
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…
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Capitol attack underscores white supremacist infiltration of police, military
Rui Kaneya and Taylor Johnston | nationofchange.org | 2021-01-15
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.
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Fascist Wisconsin shooter Rittenhouse posed with Proud Boys and waved "white power" sign
wsws.org | 2021-01-15
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.
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QAnon pop quiz: How to rank American Presidents
Thomas Magstadt | nationofchange.org | 2021-01-15
There are no trick questions. The same does not go for the answers.
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Protests continue in Ireland following murder of George Nkencho by police
Peoples Dispatch | peoplesdispatch.org | 2021-01-15
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…
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No charges for cop who shot Black man in Kenosha, Wisconsin
Robert Penner | liberationnews.org | 2021-01-15
The Blake family and Kenosha activists have vowed to continue demonstrations demanding justice.
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The Confederate battle flag, which rioters flew inside the US Capitol, has long been a symbol of white insurrection
The Conversation | juancole.com | 2021-01-15
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 …
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Bobi Wine alleges large scale rigging in Ugandan elections
Peoples Dispatch | peoplesdispatch.org | 2021-01-15
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…
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Social Media Giants Ban Trump, but the Real Censorship is of Palestinians
Jessica Buxbaum | mintpressnews.com | 2021-01-15
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 Trump lashed out at the tech giants, media analysts condoned the move–noting stronger moderation of his and other inflammatory posts are long overdue. | 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…
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The Breakdown: January 6, 2021
Daniel Beaumont | counterpunch.org | 2021-01-15
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…
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Bifo: "What abyss are we talking about?"
Eds. | mronline.org | 2021-01-15
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.
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La Marque, Texas protest demands jailing of cop who killed Joshua Feast
Caleb Granger | liberationnews.org | 2021-01-15
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.
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Battleground Baltimore, Jan. 15
Staff | therealnews.com | 2021-01-15
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…
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Haitian People Demand President Moise's Resignation
telesurenglish.net | 2021-01-15
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: | Haiti: Poor Neighborhoods' Schools Close Due to Violence | "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…
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Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Born this Day: Prophet Who Saw the "Far Deeper Malady"
David W. Mathisen | globalresearch.ca | 2021-01-15
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 | …
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Resistance is not Futile: A Brief History of Lebanon's Hezbollah
Steve Lalla | counterpunch.org | 2021-01-15
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,…
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Chile: Children Office Asks Protection for a Mapuche Girl
telesurenglish.net | 2021-01-15
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: | Violence Grows High in Chile's Araucania Region | 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…
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Absence of Abortion Rights is Depriving Latin America of Agency and the Right to Thrive
Tamara Pearson | counterpunch.org | 2021-01-15
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…
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Firm, absolute condemnation of fraudulent qualification of Cuba as a state sponsor of terrorism
Cubaminrex | liberationnews.org | 2021-01-15
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 …
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Canadian Expert's Research Finds Lockdown Harms Are 10 Times Greater than Benefits
Dr. Ari Joffe | globalresearch.ca | 2021-01-15
Below in an excerpt of an important interview published by the Toronto Sun | To Read the complete Toronto Sun Interview clicl here | Dr. Ari Joffe is a specialist in pediatric infectious diseases at the Stollery Children's Hospital in Edmonton and …
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Martin Luther King Day 2021: Memphis, Tenn. Court Decision, U.S. "Government Agencies" Found Guilty in Martin Luther King's Assassination
Carl Herman | globalresearch.ca | 2021-01-15
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.
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Treaty Seeks End to Nuclear Madness
Ralph Hutchison | progressive.org | 2021-01-15
It is the beginning of a new movement that will see the elimination of the existential nuclear threat.
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FBI reveals "dozens" of neo-Nazis and white supremacists on Terror Watch List traveled to D.C. for January 6 coup
wsws.org | 2021-01-15
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…
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India's farmers dig in for long haul against Modi's neoliberalism
B. Prasant | peoplesworld.org | 2021-01-15
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 …
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Minnesota: Line 3 resistance continues
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2021-01-15
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…
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Martin Luther King's Warning of America's Spiritual Death
Dr. Gary G. Kohls | globalresearch.ca | 2021-01-15
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, …
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PDF of January 14 issue
Workers World Party | workers.org | 2021-01-15
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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A (Not-So-New) Profile of the American Right: On the Authoritarian-Fascist Crisis
Anthony DiMaggio | counterpunch.org | 2021-01-15
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…
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QAnon's Afterlife: A Holy Civil War
Jack Z. Bratich | counterpunch.org | 2021-01-15
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.
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Global Research PDF Collection: 6 PDF Books for 1 Price
Global Research | globalresearch.ca | 2021-01-15
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: Global Research PDF Collection — 6 PDF Books : | …
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Understanding the upcoming general elections in Ecuador
Tanya Wadhwa | peoplesdispatch.org | 2021-01-15
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…
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8 points for a global agenda of structural change in the COVID-19 pandemic
Jens Martens | indybay.org | 2021-01-14
"We can have democracy or concentration of wealth, not both," said Justice Louis Brandeis, the longest-serving Supreme Court justice,…
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India's Supreme Court feigns concern for farmers, while laying groundwork for illegalizing 7-week mass protest
wsws.org | 2021-01-14
The Supreme Court ruling is aimed at ensnaring the farmers' in a phony mediation process that is rigged against them, while laying the ground for outlawing their struggle if it is not shifted to an alternate site or sites.
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Demanding Immediate Action Over 'Empty Promises,' Youth Climate Movement Announces Next Global Strikes
Jon Queally | zcomm.org | 2021-01-14
"When your house is on fire," says Greta Thunberg, "you don't wait for 10, 20 years before you call the fire department; you act as soon and as much as you possibly can."
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What It Meant to be Conflicted During the Vietnam War
Howard Lisnoff | counterpunch.org | 2021-01-14
You can take the man out of the war, but you can't take the war out of the man. I use the noun "man" because most who either went to Vietnam or resisted that war were men. There were millions of women in the antiwar movement of the 1960s and early 1970s, but very few…
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The GOP stood with Trump and against the Legitimacy of Biden: that's how Iraq Split up in 2014
Juan Cole | juancole.com | 2021-01-14
Ann Arbor (Informed Comment) — On Wednesday, 197 Republican congressmen refusing to impeach him for encouraging thousands of hard Right thugs, some armed, to march on the Capitol and "fight like hell or you won't have a country." These same 197 congressmen were themselves menaced by the invading mobs, who chanted that they wanted to …
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The GOP stood with Trump and against the Legitimacy of Biden: that's how Iraq Split up in 2014
Juan Cole | juancole.com | 2021-01-14
Ann Arbor (Informed Comment) — On Wednesday, 197 Republican congressmen refused to impeach him for encouraging thousands of hard Right thugs, some armed, to march on the Capitol and "fight like hell or you won't have a country." These same 197 congressmen were themselves menaced by the invading mobs, who chanted that they wanted to …
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Venezuelan Oil Industry Continues to Struggle as Private Sector Set to Play Bigger Role
Ricardo Vaz | venezuelanalysis.com | 2021-01-14
The Maduro government is pursuing increased private investment in the oil sector.
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Capitalism in Crisis: Economics and the Rise of Fascism
Liberation Staff | liberationnews.org | 2021-01-14
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.
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Financialization, Fascism and the Jan 6th Riots — with Paul Jay
Scott Newman | theanalysis.news | 2021-01-14
Paul Jay is the guest on The Barricade, a news outlet set up by a group of left-oriented activists from around Eastern Europe — Bulgaria, Poland, Slovakia, and Serbia. Paul was asked to provide background on the events in D.C. on Jan 6th.
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No One Is Listening: A Country Divided Against Itself
Philip Giraldi | globalresearch.ca | 2021-01-14
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 wrote | "Few people are really open to persuasion …
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2020, one of three warmest years on record: World Meteorological Organization
news.un.org | 2021-01-14
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.
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Israel: Ensure equal COVID-19 vaccine access to Palestinians — UN Independent experts
news.un.org | 2021-01-14
Israel's "impressive" vaccination programme against the COVID-19 pandemic must include Palestinians under occupation, UN independent human rights experts stressed on Wednesday.
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Pandemic public engagement supported through Rapid Response Seed Fund
imperial.ac.uk | 2021-01-14
In April 2020, the Societal Engagement team launched a Rapid Response Seed Fund to support engagement initiatives during the pandemic.
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DSA's Moment of Truth
Shamus Cooke | zcomm.org | 2021-01-14
In a pandemic people deserve and are demanding bold action, and DSA must help lead these efforts rather than stymie them…
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Dr. Ali Khan: U.S. Needs to Quickly Ramp Up Vaccinations as COVID Kills Over 4,000 in Single Day
Staff | democracynow.org | 2021-01-14
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…
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The African Union Reserves 270 Million COVID-19 Vaccine Doses
telesurenglish.net | 2021-01-14
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: | Africa's Confirmed COVID-19 Cases Surpass 2.83 Mln: Africa CDC | "Since the beginning of the pandemic, we have focused as a continent on collaboration and collective…
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Organic food co-op faces closure
Pip Hinman | greenleft.org.au | 2021-01-14
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.
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Poorest UK schoolchildren sent meagre pandemic food parcels, as contractors reap massive profits
wsws.org | 2021-01-14
Many expressed disgust and denounced the profiteering from poverty during the school closures necessitated by the pandemic…
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Over 600,000 dead from coronavirus in Europe
wsws.org | 2021-01-14
Scientists are warning that the pandemic is entering into an even more catastrophic stage than anything that has preceded it.
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Peruvian health workers embark on an indefinite strike
Peoples Dispatch | peoplesdispatch.org | 2021-01-14
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…
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Brazilian state of Amazonas enters the most serious phase of COVID-19
Izabel Santos | peoplesworld.org | 2021-01-14
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 …
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Peruvian health workers embark on an indefinite strike
Peoples Dispatch | peoplesdispatch.org | 2021-01-14
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…
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New Honduran Migrant Caravan Sets off to Mexico-US Border
telesurenglish.net | 2021-01-14
A caravan of 250 migrants on Wednesday left San Pedro Sula, Honduras, hoping to reach the U.S.-Mexico border amid a COVID-19 surge in Central America. | RELATED: | Honduras: President JOH Denies Drug Trafficking Accusations | "We are leaving because we have lost everything due to the pandemic and the Iota and Eta hurricanes that devastated the country in November 2020," one migrant said. | The caravan was called through social networks since January 1. The Corinto customs post, on…
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War of the (Financial) Worlds
Nomi Prins | counterpunch.org | 2021-01-14
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…
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America Has Entered the Weimar Era
Walden Bello | counterpunch.org | 2021-01-14
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…
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Australia: Highly infectious strain of COVID spreads in Queensland hotel quarantine
wsws.org | 2021-01-14
For months, governments have rejected warnings from medical experts that private hotels in the middle of city centres are not equipped to be placed on the frontlines of the pandemic.
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Warning that Wall Street bubble may burst
wsws.org | 2021-01-14
Concerns are starting to be voiced that the orgy of speculation, literally feeding off the death and destruction of the pandemic because of the actions of the Fed, could end in a major crash.
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New data shows that nearly 1400 kids in Michigan's Upper Peninsula have caught COVID-19
wsws.org | 2021-01-14
Since mid-October more than 13,500 people in the U.P. contracted the virus, a three-fold increase since the pandemic began in March.
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On the picket line
Marie Kelly | workers.org | 2021-01-14
Year of the Nurse The World Health Organization designated 2020 as the Year of the Nurse and the Midwife. That January hospital administrators surely planned to deliver their standard "angel of mercy" platitudes and pizza parties to commemorate. Then the pandemic happened, and the Year of the Nurse turned . . . | Continue reading On the picket line at Workers.org
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The Country Where Liberty Is a Statue
Vijay Prashad | zcomm.org | 2021-01-14
The global reaction to the events of 6 January shows that the authority of the United States is greatly dented…
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The Country Where Liberty Is a Statue
Vijay Prashad | dissidentvoice.org | 2021-01-14
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 US Capitol, where the legislature sits.
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Report: America's Monopolized Energy Sector And How We Can Fix It
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2021-01-14
A new report from the Institute for Local Self-Reliances shows that America's monopoly problem is bigger than you might think. | While last year's Big Tech hearings and House antitrust report spotlighted monopoly abuses at Amazon, Google, and other tech giants, the report from ILSR makes clear that America's monopoly problem has spread into many other sectors of the economy — including the electricity sector. | The report is the latest in a series from ILSR focused on fighting monopoly power throughout several sectors of our economy, including Banking, Broadband, Food and Farming, Pharmacy, Waste and Recycl…
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Conservationists File Lawsuits to Stop 'Death Sentence to Wolves' Ordered by Trump
Andrea Germanos, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2021-01-14
"This delisting decision is what happens when bad science drives bad policy." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
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Covid-19: Palestinians still awaiting vaccines as Israel dismisses calls to provide jabs
Akram Al-Waara | middleeasteye.net | 2021-01-14
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 | Akram Al-Waara | 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…
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The Tory government just made a mockery of a second Brexit-related promise
Tracy Keeling | thecanary.co | 2021-01-14
The UK has barely left the EU and already the Tory government has effectively backtracked on two promises it made in relation to Brexit. | Never Bee-lieve a Tory government: | First, it authorised the use of neonicotinoids in England within days of leaving the bloc. There's an EU-wide ban on the pesticides, with a mec…
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Bangladeshi maid's family demands death penalty for Saudis accused of her murder
Areeb Ullah | middleeasteye.net | 2021-01-14
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 | Areeb Ullah | 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…
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Australia: Victimised Chinese meatworker speaks with the WSWS
wsws.org | 2021-01-14
Benson Wang is a Chinese immigrant meatworker who was allegedly assaulted and subsequently victimised at an abattoir operated by Midfield Group in Warrnambool, Victoria.
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AMLO Will Address Social Media Censorship at G-20
telesurenglish.net | 2021-01-14
Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador announced that he would propose a series of actions during the next G-20 meeting to prevent private entities from censorship. This, in the aftermath of the Capitol Riot. | RELATED: | Mexico To Ensure Vaccination of Its Migrants in the US | Recently the president, known as AMLO, compared the ban that Facebook imposed on Donald Trump to the Holy Inquisition and warned about the possibility of a social media hegemony. | Al margen de la ley, na…
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Sunday 1/17: Pin@y Power: Building Multi-Racial Working-Class Movements
Freedom Socialist Party Bay Area | indybay.org | 2021-01-14
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Unpacking the Aftermath of Trump's Coup Attempt With Brian Becker
Dan Cohen | mintpressnews.com | 2021-01-14
Behind The Headline correspondent Dan Cohen is joined by the host of The Socialist Program to discuss what we know about Trump's conspiracy to storm the Capitol on January 6, 2021. They discuss what some sectors of the left are getting wrong, and how to effectively combat the ongoing drift towards right-wing extremism.
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Unpacking the Aftermath of Trump's Coup Attempt With Brian Becker
Dan Cohen | mintpressnews.com | 2021-01-14
Dan Cohen is joined by Brian Becker, a longtime activist and host of The Socialist Program, to discuss the January 6 insurrection at the Capitol, the conspiracy showing it was actually a coup attempt, what some on the left have gotten wrong, and how to resist the rising fascist drift.
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Progressive sections in Netherlands demand rise in minimum wage
Peoples Dispatch | peoplesdispatch.org | 2021-01-14
The demand for setting the hourly minimum wage to EUR 14 Euros (USD 17.04) has been highlighted by the Socialist Party (SP), the Federation of Dutch Trade Unions (FNV) and trade union activist forum Voor 14, among others…
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UN expert: crippling US sanctions on Syria are illegal and hurting civilians
Aaron Maté | thegrayzone.com | 2021-01-14
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 …
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New Analysis Shows US Police 3 Times More Likely to Use Violence Against Leftist Protesters Than Far-Right
Brett Wilkins, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2021-01-14
The report's findings came as a surprise to virtually no one. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
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Ecuador: Arauz Rejects Ban on the Use of Rafael Correa's Image
telesurenglish.net | 2021-01-14
Ecuador's presidential candidate Andres Arauz Wednesday rejected electoral authorities' decision to ban the image of former President Rafael Correa in the Union for Hope Alliance (UNES) propaganda. | RELATED: | Ecuador: Police Crack Down On Peaceful Protest in Quito | "We face another attempt of political persecution. The establishment seeks to hinder our arrival at the presidency. No laws are prohibiting the use of the image of a former president as part of an electoral campaign," he denoun…
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Escaping the Singularity: Why Artificial Intelligence Will Not Save the Planet
Raul Diego | mintpressnews.com | 2021-01-14
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.
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Arms campaigners call on UK companies to stop supplying Turkish drone parts
Alex MacDonald | middleeasteye.net | 2021-01-14
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 | Alex MacDonald | 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…
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