2021-01-19: Social Media Postees

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Trump Crazy and Intellectual Crazy
Dean Baker | cepr.net | 2021-01-19
It's hard not to be appalled and scared by the reality denial of Donald Trump's followers. Their willingness to insist an election was stolen, with no evidence whatsoever, is difficult to understand to those of who like to think that people respond to facts and logics. I don't have any easy answers to get these …
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Trump Crazy and Intellectual Crazy
Dean Baker | cepr.net | 2021-01-19
It's hard not to be appalled and scared by the reality denial of Donald Trump's followers. Their willingness to insist an election was stolen, with no evidence whatsoever, is difficult to understand for those of who like to think that people respond to facts and logic. I don't have any easy answers to get these …
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Respected Israeli Rights Group B'Tselem declares Israel an Apartheid State
Juan Cole | zcomm.org | 2021-01-19
Apartheid is one of the listed "crimes against humanity" along with enslavement, torture, war rape, and forcible deportation. A crime against humanity is the systematic and continuous commission of war crimes…
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Martin Luther King's Vision Of An Interconnected World
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2021-01-19
We are facing converging global crises — a horrific pandemic, worsening economic inequality both in the United States and globally, climate change and the continuing scourge of systemic racism around the world. What would Martin Luther King Jr. think or advise if he were alive today? What might he say in these days after the Capitol Building was attacked by a primarily white mob that was seeking to usurp the results of a free and fair election and implement an America First agenda through violent force? | To get to these answers, we need to consider one of King's most important and overlooked pieces of writ…
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Fulfilling Martin Luther King's Legacy: Defeat the Right and Imperialist War
Abayomi Azikiwe | globalresearch.ca | 2021-01-19
This 92nd anniversary of the birth of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. comes at a time of great historical conjunctures inside the United States and around the globe. | For the last ten months the country has been imperiled by the …
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Fulfilling Martin Luther King's Legacy: Defeat the Right and Imperialist War
Abayomi Azikiwe | globalresearch.ca | 2021-01-19
This 92nd anniversary of the birth of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. comes at a time of great historical conjunctures inside the United States and around the globe. | For the last ten months the country has been imperiled by the …
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Chicago MLK rally demands end to white supremacy
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2021-01-19
Chicago, IL – 500 people gathered in Federal Plaza today with a banner reading, "End the Trump era" and "End white supremacy!" Organizers including the Chicago Alliance Against Racist and Political Repression, Southsiders Organized for Unity and Liberation, and Chicago Democratic Socialists of America. Also joining were SEIU Local 73 and other unions as well as Black, Latino and other organizations. | The protest was called in response to the white supremacist insurrection and attempted coup in DC on January 6. The aim of the racists was to invalidate the votes of hundreds of thousands of Black people in Atlanta…
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Chicago MLK rally demands end to white supremacy
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2021-01-19
Chicago, IL – 500 people gathered in Federal Plaza today with a banner reading, "End the Trump era" and "End white supremacy!" Organizers including the Chicago Alliance Against Racist and Political Repression, Southsiders Organized for Unity and Liberation, and Chicago Democratic Socialists of America. Also joining were SEIU Local 73 and other unions as well as Black, Latino and other organizations. | The protest was called in response to the white supremacist insurrection and attempted coup in DC on January 6. The aim of the racists was to invalidate the votes of hundreds of thousands of Black people in Atlanta…
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Chicago MLK rally demands end to white supremacy
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2021-01-19
Chicago, IL – 500 people gathered in Federal Plaza today with a banner reading, "End the Trump era" and "End white supremacy!" Organizers including the Chicago Alliance Against Racist and Political Repression, Southsiders Organized for Unity and Liberation, and Chicago Democratic Socialists of America. Also joining were SEIU Local 73 and other unions as well as Black, Latino and other organizations. | The protest was called in response to the white supremacist insurrection and attempted coup in DC on January 6. The aim of the racists was to invalidate the votes of hundreds of thousands of Black people in Atlanta…
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How Trump's language shifted in the weeks leading up to the Capitol riot: Linguists can Tell
The Conversation | juancole.com | 2021-01-19
By Roger J. Kreuz and Leah Cathryn Windsor | — On Jan. 6, the world witnessed how language can incite violence. One after another, a series of speakers at the "Save America" rally at the Ellipse in Washington redoubled the messages of anger and outrage. This rhetoric culminated with a directive by the president to …
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U.S. Rep. Tlaib: "Israel Is a Racist State That Would Deny Palestinians Like My Grandmother a Vaccine"
Staff | democracynow.org | 2021-01-19
Israel has been hailed as having the world's most vaccinated population, but Palestinians are not included. Human Rights Watch and others have called on Israeli authorities to provide COVID-19 vaccines to the more than 4.5 million Palestinians in the occupied West Bank and Gaza Strip. "Israel is a racist state," responds Congressmember Rashida Talib of Michigan, who is Palestinian American and one of the first Muslim women elected to Congress and says her Palestinian grandmother was denied access to a vaccine. "I hope my colleagues, I hope our country, sees what the Palestinians have been trying to tell us for a…
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Covid-19: Palestinians to receive first batch of Russian vaccine by weekend
MEE and agencies | middleeasteye.net | 2021-01-19
Covid-19: Palestinians to receive first batch of Russian vaccine by weekend | The Palestinian health ministry has approved Sputnik V vaccine for domestic use, making it 'the first country in the Middle East' to do so | MEE and agencies | Tue, 01/19/2021 – 14: 15 | Palestinian health workers collect random swab samples from people to test for the Covid-19 coronavirus in Rafah, in the southern Gaza Strip, on 1…
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U.S. Needs to Quickly Ramp Up Vaccinations
Ali Khan | zcomm.org | 2021-01-19
Please Help ZNet Source: Democracy Now! 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 Read…
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China Health Experts Call for Suspension of COVID Vaccines as Norway Investigates 33 Deaths, Germany Probes 10 Deaths
Children's Health Defense | globalresearch.ca | 2021-01-19
Norway upped the number of deaths under investigation, from 23 last week to 33, while in Germany, health officials said they are investigating 10 deaths that occurred among elderly patients who received the COVID vaccine. | *** | China health experts say …
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UN agencies supporting mammoth India COVID-19 vaccine rollout
news.un.org | 2021-01-19
India has begun what is the world's biggest COVID vaccination campaign so far, deploying hundreds of thousands of health workers, with the training and support of the UN World Health Organization (WHO).
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China Health Experts Call for Suspension of COVID Vaccines as Norway Investigates 33 Deaths, Germany Probes 10 Deaths
Children's Health Defense | globalresearch.ca | 2021-01-19
Norway upped the number of deaths under investigation, from 23 last week to 33, while in Germany, health officials said they are investigating 10 deaths that occurred among elderly patients who received the COVID vaccine. | *** | China health experts say …
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Homeless Encampment Evictions Highlight the Cruelty of Capitalism Amid COVID
Azeezah Kanji | zcomm.org | 2021-01-19
The stifling inequality engendered by capitalism takes lives, sometimes quickly and often slowly. With encampment evictions, the state punishes those being suffocated for gasping to breathe…
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Max Blumenthal: Breach of Capitol security was like a military operation
Max Blumenthal | mronline.org | 2021-01-19
The Grayzone founder notes that "such a disproportionate percentage" of the Capitol building attackers were former military, former law enforcement, or current law enforcement that began rappelling up the sides of the Capitol with ropes."
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By "Force and Fraud": Is This the End of the US Democracy Doctrine?
Ramzy Baroud | dissidentvoice.org | 2021-01-19
In an interview with the British newspaper, The Times, in 2015, former US Defense Secretary, Donald Rumsfeld, vehemently denied that exporting democracy to Iraq was the main motive behind the US invasion of that Arab country 12 years earlier. Rumsfeld further alleged that "the idea that we could fashion a democracy in Iraq seemed to me …
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By 'Force and Fraud': Is This the End of the US Democracy Doctrine?
Ramzy Baroud | counterpunch.org | 2021-01-19
In an interview with the British newspaper, The Times, in 2015, former US Defense Secretary, Donald Rumsfeld, vehemently denied that exporting democracy to Iraq was the main motive behind the US invasion of that Arab country 12 years earlier. Rumsfeld further alleged that…
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By 'Force and Fraud': Is This the End of the US Democracy Doctrine?
Ramzy Baroud | counterpunch.org | 2021-01-19
In an interview with the British newspaper, The Times, in 2015, former US Defense Secretary, Donald Rumsfeld, vehemently denied that exporting democracy to Iraq was the main motive behind the US invasion of that Arab country 12 years earlier. Rumsfeld further alleged that…
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'Swift action' needed in Tigray to save thousands at risk, UNHCR warns
news.un.org | 2021-01-19
Two months after conflict forced humanitarian workers to withdraw from the Tigray region of Ethiopia, the UN refugee agency (UNHCR), on Tuesday, stressed the need for "swift action" to restore safe access to "save thousands of lives at risk".
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About Suffering: A Massacre of the Innocents in Yemen
Kathy Kelly | progressive.org | 2021-01-19
The United States is contributing to the violent attacks on Yemen, while cutting back its humanitarian relief efforts.
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Citing famine, UN urges reversal of terrorist designation for Yemen's Houthis; U.S. refuses
Peoples Dispatch | mronline.org | 2021-01-19
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 U.S. would likely trigger a "famine on a scale we have not seen in 40 years.
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Michigan Governor Charged With "Willful Neglect of Duty" in Flint Water Scandal
Staff | truthout.org | 2021-01-19
Former Michigan Governor Rick Snyder and eight other former officials were charged last Thursday in a sweeping criminal investigation into the Flint water crisis. Snyder faces two charges of willful neglect of duty, a misdemeanor. In 2014, Flint's unelected emergency manager, appointed by then-Governor Snyder, switched the city's water supply to the Flint River as a cost-saving measure. The move has been linked to at least 12 deaths from an outbreak of Legionnaires' disease and widespread lead…
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Flint Residents Still Sick as Former Michigan Gov. Faces "Willful Neglect" Charges in Water Scandal
Staff | democracynow.org | 2021-01-19
Former Michigan Governor Rick Snyder and eight other former officials were charged last Thursday in a sweeping criminal investigation into the Flint water crisis. Snyder faces two charges of willful neglect of duty, a misdemeanor. In 2014, Flint's unelected emergency manager, appointed by then-Governor Snyder, switched the city's water supply to the Flint River as a cost-saving measure. The move has been linked to at least 12 deaths from an outbreak of Legionnaires' disease and widespread lead poisoning in residents, including children, in the majority-Black city. "It is really important that many of those electe…
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Israeli Navy Attacks Palestinian Fishermen In Gaza
IMEMC News | imemc.org | 2021-01-19
Israeli navy ships fired, on Tuesday morning, several live rounds at Palestinian fishing boats, in addition to attacking them with water cannons, near the shore of the Sudaniyya sea, northwest of Gaza city. Eyewitnesses said the navy attacked the Palestinian fishing boats less than three nautical miles from the Gaza shore. They added that the …
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The Jewish supremacist state (A comment on B'Tselem's 'apartheid regime' designation for Israel)
Norman G. Finkelstein | mronline.org | 2021-01-19
During the past two decades, many respected individuals and organizations designated the regime Israel has established in the occupied Palestinian territory–the West Bank, including East Jerusalem, and Gaza–as a form of apartheid.
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The Class Struggle Against the Pandemic
Anti*Capitalist Resistance | socialistproject.ca | 2021-01-19
Kevin Courtney, joint General Secretary of the National Education Union (NEU), summed it up when he said, the best response to the Tory pandemic disaster is to join a union and join the Zero Covid campaign. Talking at a 400-strong online conference, he paid tribute to NEU and Unison members who had followed union advice … Keep reading »…
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After Family Fights to Use 'Experimental' Drug Woman Given 20% Chance by Doctors Speedily Recovers
Dan Herbeck | anti-empire.com | 2021-01-19
A judge ordered Millard Fillmore Suburban Hospital last week to give a Covid-19 patient an experimental treatment, and her family and attorneys say they believe that saved 80-year-old Judith Smentkiewicz's life. | The drug Ivermectin — a pill sometimes used to treat children with head lice or to rid dogs and cats of worms — is not yet approved by the federal government for use against Covid-19. But Smentkiewicz's son and daughter call it "a miracle drug" in their court papers. | So do her attorneys, Ralph C. Lorigo and Jon F. Minear. | "This lady was on a ventilator, literally on her deathbed, before…
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The global COVID vaccination distribution debacle is mirrored in the US
wsws.org | 2021-01-19
The global vaccination distribution has been characterized as a "catastrophic moral failure" by the WHO's director-general. Despite the US predominance in access to these life-saving vaccines, its national vaccine initiative has been a dismal disaster.
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Tuesday 1/19: Nationwide COVID-19 Memorial Service
PIC | indybay.org | 2021-01-19
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Sunday 1/31: Newsom, Stop The Executions! Car Caravan to End the COVID Deaths in Prisons
No Justice Under Capitalism | indybay.org | 2021-01-19
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Independent panel finds critical early failings in COVID-19 response
news.un.org | 2021-01-19
The global system for pandemic alert and response is "not fit for purpose", highlighting the need for a new framework in the wake of COVID-19, experts appointed by the World Health Organization (WHO) said in an interim report presented on Tuesday.
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Effect of Discontinuing vs Continuing ACEIs and ARBs in Patients Admitted With COVID-19
Lopes RD, Macedo AS, de Barros E Silva PM, et al. | jamanetwork.com | 2021-01-19
This randomized clinical trial compares the effect of discontinuing vs continuing angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors (ACEIs) or angiotensin II receptor blockers (ARBs) on days alive and out of the hospital at 30 days among patients with COVID-19 taking the drugs prior to hospitalization.
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Patching up capitalism during COVID
Editor | workers.org | 2021-01-19
On Jan. 21, 2020, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention confirmed the first recognized case of COVID-19 in the U.S. One year later, over 400,000 people in the country are dead from the virus — the equivalent of wiping out the entire population of Cleveland, Ohio, or Tampa, Fla. . . . | Continue reading Patching up capitalism during COVID at Workers.org
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"I Am Open": 50,000 Italian Restaurant Owners Plan to Ignore Lockdown
OffGuardian | globalresearch.ca | 2021-01-19
Today — Friday 15th January — over 50,000 restaurants are planning to open, an act of mass civil disobedience against "anti-Covid" lockdown measures which have massively hurt the restaurant business, especially small family-owned businesses. | Spreading through social media under the …
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Government Mistakes Provided the Breeding Ground for the Mutant Virus, Which it is Now Using as an Alibi for Its Failures
Patrick Cockburn | counterpunch.org | 2021-01-19
The coastal town of Margate in east Kent is the place where the fast-spreading variant of Covid-19 first mutated before it swept through the rest of Britain. Scientists identified Kent last month as the county where the mutant virus developed, but a source with knowledge of research into its origins tells me that the earliest case of a person being infected with it was in Margate on the Isle of Thanet.
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Workers Struggle: The Americas
wsws.org | 2021-01-19
Doctors across Peru have walked out over pay and COVID-19-related issues while teachers in Arizona's Peoria Unified School District staged a sickout over dangerous in-person instruction.
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"I Am Open": 50,000 Italian Restaurant Owners Plan to Ignore Lockdown
OffGuardian | globalresearch.ca | 2021-01-19
Today — Friday 15th January — over 50,000 restaurants are planning to open, an act of mass civil disobedience against "anti-Covid" lockdown measures which have massively hurt the restaurant business, especially small family-owned businesses. | Spreading through social media under the …
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Use of Central Line Insertion Teams to Manage Venous Access Volume and Safety During the COVID-19 Pandemic
Woo K, Rigberg D, Lawrence PF. | jamanetwork.com | 2021-01-19
This JAMA Performance Improvement article summarizes findings from an international survey study of hospital experience with central venous access line insertion teams to manage high procedural volume and safety during the COVID-19 pandemic.
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Drastic effects of COVID in Manaus, Brazil: No oxygen, patients transferred, curfew
Jornal GGN | peoplesworld.org | 2021-01-19
This week the capital of the state of Amazonas, Brazil, broke the record for new hospitalizations and burials. Today Amazonians invaded the social networks in despair. The State clamors for the federal government to help. The crisis in Manaus, provoked by the alarming number of cases of COVID-19, placed the state capital at the center …
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About Suffering: A Massacre of the Innocents in Yemen
Kathy Kelly | commondreams.org | 2021-01-19
The United Nations estimates the war has already caused 233,000 deaths, including 131,000 deaths from indirect causes such as lack of food, health services and infrastructure. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
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Glenn Greenwald on the Biden Administration and Expanding Censorship
Editor | scheerpost.com | 2021-01-19
On this week's "On Contact," Chris Hedges talks to Pulitzer prize-winning journalist Glenn Greenwald about the incoming Biden administration and what it will mean for a country in crisis, ravaged by a pandemic it cannot control, hostage to corporate power and bifurcated into warring factions. Glenn Greenwald is the author of several bestsellers, including How …
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The Unwelcome Return of the Real Purveyors of Violence
Rep. Ron Paul | globalresearch.ca | 2021-01-19
With the mainstream media still obsessing about the January 6th "violent coup attempt" at the US Capitol Building, the incoming Biden Administration looks to be chock full of actual purveyors of violent coups. Don't look to the mainstream media to …
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The Unwelcome Return of the Real Purveyors of Violence
Rep. Ron Paul | globalresearch.ca | 2021-01-19
With the mainstream media still obsessing about the January 6th "violent coup attempt" at the US Capitol Building, the incoming Biden Administration looks to be chock full of actual purveyors of violent coups. Don't look to the mainstream media to …
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US Makes Aggressive Opening Move on Russian Chessboard
M. K. Bhadrakumar | globalresearch.ca | 2021-01-19
A regime change project in Russia was launched on Sunday with the return of political activist Alexei Navalny to Moscow. It was a highly symbolic event — except that Navalny was travelling by an aeroplane from Germany and not in …
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US Makes Aggressive Opening Move on Russian Chessboard
M. K. Bhadrakumar | globalresearch.ca | 2021-01-19
A regime change project in Russia was launched on Sunday with the return of political activist Alexei Navalny to Moscow. It was a highly symbolic event — except that Navalny was travelling by an aeroplane from Germany and not in …
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Why Did Alexei Navalny Return to the Same Country that He Claimed Tried to Kill Him?
Andrew Korybko | globalresearch.ca | 2021-01-19
Russian anti-corruption blogger Alexei Navalny inexplicably decided to return to the same country that he claimed had unsuccessfully tried to kill him, curiously timing his trip to coincide with the immediate run-up to Biden's inauguration in what some suspect is …
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Why Did Alexei Navalny Return to the Same Country that He Claimed Tried to Kill Him?
Andrew Korybko | globalresearch.ca | 2021-01-19
Russian anti-corruption blogger Alexei Navalny inexplicably decided to return to the same country that he claimed had unsuccessfully tried to kill him, curiously timing his trip to coincide with the immediate run-up to Biden's inauguration in what some suspect is …
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Biden expected to cancel Keystone XL pipeline on day one of presidency
Amanda Mills | nationofchange.org | 2021-01-19
"This decision to halt the Keystone XL pipeline on day one in office sets a precedent that all permitting decisions must pass a climate test and respect Indigenous rights."
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With Russia's Help, China Becomes Plastics Making Power in Pandemic
Kenneth Rapoza | anti-empire.com | 2021-01-19
After giving up on recycling — American recycling that is — China is still in love with the plastics biz. In fact, their companies are becoming dominant in all things plastic, one of the most important supply chains in the world. | In other words, it will be yet another segment in global business that the world will need Chinese companies to get supply. | The pandemic has helped the petrochemicals industry make up for losses in oil and gas demand. Plastics are tied to the fossil fuels industry. Stay-at-home orders throughout the U.S. and Europe has led to more take-out food orders and a lot of that is…
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Dystopia Now! — Surveillance Through Vaccine Certificates, Digital IDs, and Biometric Data
Jesse Smith | globalresearch.ca | 2021-01-19
With the pandemic, the "digital transformation" that so many analysts have been referring to for years, without being exactly sure what it meant, has found its catalyst. One major effect of confinement will be the expansion and progression of the | …
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Dystopia Now! — Surveillance Through Vaccine Certificates, Digital IDs, and Biometric Data
Jesse Smith | globalresearch.ca | 2021-01-19
With the pandemic, the "digital transformation" that so many analysts have been referring to for years, without being exactly sure what it meant, has found its catalyst. One major effect of confinement will be the expansion and progression of the | …
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Workers at New York City produce market launch first strike since 1986
wsws.org | 2021-01-19
Drivers and warehouse workers at Hunts Point Terminal Produce Market, the largest produce market in the world, are striking against inadequate protections during the pandemic and management's refusal to raise their hourly wage by one dollar.
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We're Being Locked-down for an Infection Fatality Rate of Less than 0.2%? Dr. Richard Schabas to Ontario Premier Doug Ford
Dr. Richard Schabas | globalresearch.ca | 2021-01-19
Below is an important letter from former Ontario Chief Medical Officer of Health, Dr. Richard Schabas, addressed to Ontario Premier Doug Ford. | "The national lockdown was never part of our planned pandemic response nor is it supported by strong …
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We're Being Locked-down for an Infection Fatality Rate of Less than 0.2%? Dr. Richard Schabas to Ontario Premier Doug Ford
Dr. Richard Schabas | globalresearch.ca | 2021-01-19
Below is an important letter from former Ontario Chief Medical Officer of Health, Dr. Richard Schabas, addressed to Ontario Premier Doug Ford. | "The national lockdown was never part of our planned pandemic response nor is it supported by strong …
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Video: Democracy in Deep Space: US Space Force to Get Nuclear Reactors
South Front | globalresearch.ca | 2021-01-19
US President Donald Trump can be considered guilty of many things, but he can't be considered guilty of not attempting to preserve the fruits of his labor. | This can be seen in the maximum pressure campaign against Iran, his endless …
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Video: Democracy in Deep Space: US Space Force to Get Nuclear Reactors
South Front | globalresearch.ca | 2021-01-19
US President Donald Trump can be considered guilty of many things, but he can't be considered guilty of not attempting to preserve the fruits of his labor. | This can be seen in the maximum pressure campaign against Iran, his endless …
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Rolling Out The Dystopian Nightmare: World Economic Forum (WEF) Davos Agenda
Stephen Lendman | globalresearch.ca | 2021-01-19
Founded in 1971, the Geneva-based World Economic Forum (WEF) meets annually in Davos, Switzerland. | It brings together top business and political leaders, along with likeminded pro-New World Order economists and pseudo-journalists. | Calling itself "an independent international organization committed to improving …
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Rolling Out The Dystopian Nightmare: World Economic Forum (WEF) Davos Agenda
Stephen Lendman | globalresearch.ca | 2021-01-19
Founded in 1971, the Geneva-based World Economic Forum (WEF) meets annually in Davos, Switzerland. | It brings together top business and political leaders, along with likeminded pro-New World Order economists and pseudo-journalists. | Calling itself "an independent international organization committed to improving …
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Goodbye Sheldon Adelson
Philip Giraldi | thealtworld.com | 2021-01-19
The malignant toad is dead | Casino magnate and Israeli patriot multi-billionaire Sheldon Adelson, one of the world's richest men, died in Las Vegas on January 11th at age 87. He had been suffering from cancer and has been buried at the Mount of Olives Cemetery in Israel. When his body arrived in Israel it was met by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu as well as Jona…
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Spraying Cotton in Bolivar County, Mississippi, the Summer Following My First Year of Medical School
Hester D. | jamanetwork.com | 2021-01-19
The John Deere wheels cut hard coming to the turn row that runs along the county line near the evergreen copse in Paradise's south forty acres. In the wake of the tire tread, a dull patch flashes within the white blur beneath me. Exposed bone blooms among lobed leaves of cotton. Five vertebrae lie bleached and unstrung. I idle the machine, lurching to rest as diesel fumes rise in a dirge to these remains at the field's edge. I stand to see better. They are lumbar (without facets for ribs) but unknown. All bones being the same beneath skin. I have seen others, too: a woman's, this past fall. The instructors starte…
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The Cause of Independence for Puerto Rico
Ted Glick | dissidentvoice.org | 2021-01-19
From 1974 into the 1980's I worked actively with the US branch of the Puerto Rican Socialist Party (PSP) in support of the cause of independence for Puerto Rico. I have maintained connections to this should-be country ever since, primarily through a close friendship with a leading community activist in Vieques, a small island off …
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Don't Let President Biden 'Make Us the Dupes of Our Hopes'
Norman Solomon | indybay.org | 2021-01-19
Class war, hidden in plain sight…
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Don't let President Biden 'make us the dupes of our hopes'
Norman Solomon | nationofchange.org | 2021-01-19
More than being a time of hope — or fatalism — the inauguration of President Joe Biden should be a time of skeptical realism and determination.
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When Medicare Helped Kill Jim Crow
Mike Konczal | thenation.com | 2021-01-19
When Medicare Helped Kill Jim Crow…
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Physician Performance in the Medicare Merit-based Incentive Payment System
Rathi VK. | jamanetwork.com | 2021-01-19
To the Editor In their recent article, Dr Johnston and colleagues reported that health system affiliation was associated with significantly better performance scores and more favorable value-based reimbursement for clinicians participating in the inaugural payment year (2019) of the Medicare Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS). Even though this program may accelerate clinician consolidation within health systems, I believe their findings may be overstated for 3 reasons.
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Physician Performance in the Medicare Merit-based Incentive Payment System–Reply
Johnston KJ, Hockenberry JM, Joynt Maddox KE. | jamanetwork.com | 2021-01-19
In Reply We agree with Dr Rathi's main observation about our recent article that the financial incentives were small in the MIPS 2019 performance year, and the performance threshold for avoiding a payment penalty was low. In fact, the performance threshold was so low in 2019 that only clinicians who did not comply with the MIPS (did not report any performance measures to the CMS) received payment penalties.
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New Documents Suggest J. Edgar Hoover Was Involved in Fred Hampton's Murder
Staff | truthout.org | 2021-01-19
In March 1976, we sat in a cavernous Chicago courtroom while FBI agent Roy Martin Mitchell testified in the federal civil rights case that we and our partners at the People's Law Office had brought on behalf of the families of slain Illinois Black Panther leaders Fred Hampton and Mark Clark and the seven survivors of the murderous pre-dawn Chicago police raid on their West Side apartment. | Thanks to the liberation of FBI documents from the Media, Pennsylvania FBI offices, the revelations of the…
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Let's Not Become a Bunch of Panicky Reactionaries
Hamilton Nolan | zcomm.org | 2021-01-19
The lesson of the Capitol riots is to change the power structure, not to embrace it…
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WHO Chief Denounces Vaccine-Hoarding by Rich Nations
Kenny Stancil | zcomm.org | 2021-01-19
"The price of this failure will be paid with lives and livelihoods in the world's poorest countries."
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Where Did QAnon Come From?
Vice News | zcomm.org | 2021-01-19
Investigating the who, what, and why behind the QAnon conspiracy movement to understand its radicalizing impact on society, in the wake of the Capitol riots…
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A Better World is Possible
Michael Albert | zcomm.org | 2021-01-19
Interview on what kind of world could come after capitalism…
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The law of the land
Extinction Rebellion | zcomm.org | 2021-01-19
We've seen young people all around the world, from Mexico to South Korea, sue their governments for negligent climate policy…
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Nazis, 'Commies', etc (Part 2 of 3)
Nikos Raptis | zcomm.org | 2021-01-19
The Nazi monstrosity gave birth to a unique positive development: the Nuremberg Tribunal, the idea that all the people of the entire planet should judge and punish the Nazi-type criminals…
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Congress Is Going To Have To Rise Up And Be Extremely Bol
Bernie Sanders | zcomm.org | 2021-01-19
Interview on the troubling prospect that members of Congress may have aided the Capitol insurrectionists and he lays out an ambitious agenda for the new Senate…
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Revolution Around the Corner: a book review
Ted Glick | zcomm.org | 2021-01-19
This book gives a sense of what it's like to be part of a Left organization that has big successes for a number of years but then loses steam, members, energy and its sense of direction and ultimately disappears as an organization…
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'It Is Like Satire': Prince Charles' Terra Carta Is a Manifesto for the Status Quo
Ben Price | commondreams.org | 2021-01-19
The ecological crisis demands we protect the Rights of Nature from being watered down. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
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Lawsuit Challenges Trump Administration's Gutting of Federal Protection for Migratory Birds
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Biden Must Go Beyond Simply Ending Trump's Barbaric Border Policies—We Need Deeper Change
UCSGFCA | commondreams.org | 2021-01-19
An open letter To President-Elect Biden on Central America policy. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
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Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Under Law Joins Lawsuit on Behalf of Black Man in Violent Attack by White West Va. Officers
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350.org Responds to Biden's Upcoming Presidential Inauguration
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Public Citizen Statement on S.1., Honorary First Bill of the 117th Congress
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Public Oral Argument in Lawsuit Challenging the Labeling of Hydroponically-Grown Foods as Organic
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Effect of Tidal Volume on Pulmonary Outcomes After Surgery
Schaefer MS, Talmor D, Baedorf-Kassis EN. | jamanetwork.com | 2021-01-19
To the Editor The inherent physiological rationale for lowering tidal volume during mechanical ventilation is to decrease strain on the lung tissue to avoid ventilator-induced lung injury. In the study by Dr Karalapillai and colleagues, there was a considerable difference in tidal volumes between the groups (mean, 396.6 [SD, 83.5] mL vs 611.1 [SD, 111.9] mL). However, ventilator-induced lung injury is not only a function of static parameters such as strain from tidal volume or stress from inspiratory pressures, but also from the complex interplay between static and dynamic variables, including the rate of lung de…
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Effect of Tidal Volume on Pulmonary Outcomes After Surgery
Suresh V. | jamanetwork.com | 2021-01-19
To the Editor In the article by Dr Karalapillai and colleagues, more than 20% of the patients underwent spinal surgery in a prone surgical position. Mechanical ventilation in the prone position homogenizes ventilation distribution in dorsal regions of lungs, which decreases pulmonary shunt fraction and thereby reduces hypoxemia. Although studies have demonstrated that mechanical ventilation in the prone position is associated with lower mortality in patients with lung injury, a more recent meta-analysis portrays an equivocal benefit of this intervention. Therefore, patients undergoing spine surgery should have be…
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Per il riarmo la Nato si fa Banca
Manlio Dinucci | globalresearch.ca | 2021-01-19
La portaerei Cavour, dopo essere stata ristrutturata nell'Arsenale militare di Taranto per imbarcare i caccia F-35B a decollo corto e atterraggio verticale, sta per salpare verso gli Stati uniti. | Lo ha annunciato l'attaché navale presso l'Ambasciata italiana a Washington, …
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Per il riarmo la Nato si fa Banca
Manlio Dinucci | globalresearch.ca | 2021-01-19
La portaerei Cavour, dopo essere stata ristrutturata nell'Arsenale militare di Taranto per imbarcare i caccia F-35B a decollo corto e atterraggio verticale, sta per salpare verso gli Stati uniti. | Lo ha annunciato l'attaché navale presso l'Ambasciata italiana a Washington, …
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Veteran Celebrates Nuclear Ban Treaty
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2021-01-19
As a veteran concerned about issues of war and peace, I am happy to celebrate the UN Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons (TPNW), the important new international peace initiative. The "Nuclear Ban Treaty," as it is also known, was approved 122-1 by the UN General Assembly in July 2017, a clear expression of the will of the world's people. On October 24, 2020, Honduras became the 50th nation to ratify the TPNW, triggering a 90-day period before it goes into force, on January 22. | The International Campaign for the Abolition of Nuclear Weapons (ICAN) was awarded the 2017 Nobel Peace Prize for its leadershi…
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Billboards Inform That The Nuclear Ban Treaty Takes Effect
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2021-01-19
Beginning January 18th, four billboards around Puget Sound will display the following paid public service announcement (PSA): NUCLEAR WEAPONS BANNED BY NEW U.N. TREATY; Get them out of Puget Sound! Included in the advertisement is a U.S. Navy photo of the Trident submarine USS Henry M. Jackson returning to port following a routine strategic deterrent patrol. | The ad seeks to inform citizens in the Puget Sound region of the pending entry into force of the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons (TPNW), and also asks citizens to accept their role and responsibility — as taxpayers, as members of a democr…
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Canada Knew About The Plan To Assassinate Gen. Soleimani Before It Happened
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2021-01-19
Canada's former top military commander says that the U.S. gave Canada a heads-up on its plan to kill top Iranian general Qassem Soleimani, according to his interview with the Globe and Mail this past week. | General Jonathan Vance recently retired from his position as Canada's Chief of Defence Staff, but left with some key information about Gen. Soleimani's assassination. | In his interview, the Globe and Mail reports him saying that the Pentagon alerted Ottawa on its plans to kill Gen. Soleimani so that it could put in "force protection measures" in case of Iranian counterstrikes. | However, right after the assa…
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Biden's 'American Rescue Plan' And Its Opponents
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2021-01-19
New filings for unemployment benefits have been rising rapidly. From a 'low' of about 1 million/week in December last week's initial claims for benefits topped 1.4 million–when both benefit programs, State administered and the Federal PUA, are counted . Another red flag indicator is consumer spending (70% of the US economy) and retail sales, its largest component. The latter fell -1.4%% in November and another -0.7% in December, according to just released US Commerce data. These are typical months during which they rise the fastest. Another indicator of consumer spending in growing trouble, credit card spen…
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DOJ Now Says There Was No Plot To Kill Elected Officials
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2021-01-19
The U.S. Justice Department has reversed an earlier assertion in court by prosecutors that protestors who broke into the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6 had plans to "capture and assassinate elected officials." | Instead, the head of the DOJ investigation into the Capitol siege admitted that federal prosecutors filed a misleading statement before a federal judge in Arizona that was intended to prevent Jacob Chansley, aka Jake Angeli, from being released on bail. | The DOJ said that though there were calls to kill officials during the two-hour takeover of the Capitol, no evidence has been discovered yet to prove any seriou…
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The Rosenberg Orphans And The Power Of Radical History
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2021-01-19
The Left would go crazy over Jewish American dissidents Abel and Anne Meeropol if they were alive today. Their tale is a radical epic so poignant that one wonders where the 10-part miniseries is. It covers a range of contemporary themes: children separated from parents, the political persecution of dissidents, and social justice warriors doing battle against a racist, xenophobic, increasingly fascistic America. | It's a story so fantastical, and containing so many celebrated names, that it's hard to believe it hasn't stuck better into the mainstream. Then again, a tale involving judicial executions on fake charge…
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Alliance Between Vigilantes and Law Enforcement: A US Tradition
R.H. Lossin | thenation.com | 2021-01-19
Alliance Between Vigilantes and Law Enforcement: A US Tradition…
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Reaching His Peak
Brian Stauffer | thenation.com | 2021-01-19
Reaching His Peak…
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When the Painting Has Really Begun
Barry Schwabsky | thenation.com | 2021-01-19
When the Painting Has Really Begun…
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'Skynet Is a Private Company, They Can Do What They Want,' Says Man Getting Curb-Stomped by Terminator
The Babylon Bee | anti-empire.com | 2021-01-19
Cyberdyne Systems has recently launched its artificial intelligence program called Skynet. Soon after activation, Skynet became self-aware and immediately launched a nuclear attack on all humans and sent legions of lethal cybernetic machines to exterminate all remaining humans. This has sparked an intense backlash with many calling for Skynet to be shut down, while others have been quick to defend the genocidal program. | "Skynet was created by a private company, and private companies can do whatever they want," said social media influencer Kathryn Schroder. "If you don't want cold, heartless, killer robots de…
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Russia Withdraws From Open Skies Treaty After US Departure
Om Marathe | anti-empire.com | 2021-01-19
In what experts fear could lead to growing mistrust between global powers, Russia on Friday announced that it was leaving the Open Skies Treaty (OST), an accord between over 30 countries that allows participants to fly unarmed reconnaissance flights over any part of their fellow member states. | In November, the United States left the OST first after accusing Russia of violating the pact– allegations that Russia denied. Moscow has now blamed Washington for its own decision of leaving the treaty. | What is the Open Skies Treaty?: | First proposed in 1955 by former US President Dwight Eisenhower as a…
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'Skynet Is a Private Company, They Can Do What They Want,' Says Man Getting Curb-Stomped by Terminator
The Babylon Bee | anti-empire.com | 2021-01-19
Cyberdyne Systems has recently launched its artificial intelligence program called Skynet. Soon after activation, Skynet became self-aware and immediately launched a nuclear attack on all humans and sent legions of lethal cybernetic machines to exterminate all remaining humans. This has sparked an intense backlash with many calling for Skynet to be shut down, while others have been quick to defend the genocidal program. | "Skynet was created by a private company, and private companies can do whatever they want," said social media influencer Kathryn Schroder. "If you don't want cold, heartless, killer robots destr…
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Mass Call Up of Unarmed Troops Needed to Battle Terrorists During a Plague That Necessitates Everyone Stays at Home
Marko Marjanović | anti-empire.com | 2021-01-19
Oh look, The Powers That Be couldn't get real people to turn out for Biden so they're planting flags so it wouldn't look so. No no, that can't be right. That's way too cynical of me. Surely there are hundreds of thousands of people who would love to attend the inauguration but sadly the establishment must turn them away because there is a deadly invisible virus out there, that nonetheless did not preclude them from calling up 20,000 federalized National Guard soldiers that have nowhere to sleep but on top of each other. But that was necessary because of the grave "domestic terrorist" threat from the unpopular "an…
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America's First Revolution Is Happening Now
Paul Craig Roberts | thealtworld.com | 2021-01-19
Hear me out and you will understand the title. | There is a difference between a rebellion and a revolution. A rebellion is what occurred in the thirteen colonies in the late 18th century. A revolution is what occurred in Russia in 1917. | A rebellion occurred in the colonies, because the subjects of the king in the colonies were treated differently constitutionally and in law from subjects of the king in England. The colonists had no representation in Parliament and no voice in how they were ruled. | The rebellion resulted in political independence but not in a change in the belief system. The colonists held to…
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People are urging MPs to stop 'putting the NHS under threat'
Jasmine Norden | thecanary.co | 2021-01-19
Campaigners are urging MPs to "protect our NHS" from trade deals that could leave it "on the table". | Ahead of a House of Commons vote on the Trade Bill, campaign group We Own It is encouraging MPs and members of the public to show their public support for the NHS. | The campaign aims to motivate MPs to vote for an amendment intended to protect the NHS in deals with other countries: | Our NHS needs to be defended and expa…
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Rich countries hoarding vaccines could increase the global death rate
Jasmine Norden | thecanary.co | 2021-01-19
The World Health Organisation (WHO) has warned of " real danger" as it raises fears vaccines will not get to poorer countries. | At a WHO board meeting, director-general Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said he was worried about the ability of the WHO's vaccine initiative to provide the doses it aimed for. | Dr Tedros said: As the first vaccines begin to be deployed, the promise of equitable access is at serious risk. | More than 39 million doses of vaccine have now been administered in a…
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Building materials watchdog launched after 'deeply disturbing' Grenfell evidence
The Canary | thecanary.co | 2021-01-19
A new regulator will be set up to ensure the safety of building materials after "deeply disturbing" evidence of malpractice was heard at the Grenfell Inquiry, the government has said.Concerns: The investigation into the fatal fire which killed 72 people in 2017 has heard that some firms involved in the production of materials used on the tower's flammable cladding deliberately manipulated fire tests and marketing materials. Now, a regulator for construction products will be able to remove any products from the market that pose a safety risk and prosecute any companies that are found to be flouting rules.If…
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Trump May be on Trial, But the System that Produced Him will be Acquitted
Jonathan Cook | counterpunch.org | 2021-01-19
It is a fitting end to four years of Donald Trump in the White House. On one side, Trump's endless stoking of political grievances — and claims that November's presidential election was "stolen" from him — spilled over last week into a mob storming the US Capitol. They did so in the forlorn hope of…
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Remembering Commander Yesenia
Peoples Dispatch | peoplesdispatch.org | 2021-01-19
On the 9th anniversary of the killing of Yesenia, an Afro-Colombian woman and commander of the National Liberation Army, Commander Pablo Beltrán shared his reflections about her struggle and her story, one that is shared by many Colombians who are victims of state and paramilitary violence. | December 20 marked the ninth anniversary of the physical disappearance of Commander Yesenia, an unforgettable revolutionary fighter from the SerraniÃÅa de San Lucas, where the Central Cordillera ends, stopped by the union of the great Magdalena and Cauca Rivers. | "You don't know how difficult it is to move f…
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British Medical Journal: Pfizer and Moderna's "95% Effective" Vaccines–Let's be Cautious and First See the Full Data
Dr. Peter Doshi | globalresearch.ca | 2021-01-19
The following are excerpts of an important article published by the British Medical Journal. The author Dr Peter Doshi is associate editor of The BMJ. | To read the complete BMJ article click here | In the United States, all eyes are …
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Ukraine begs Europe for coronavirus vaccine
wsws.org | 2021-01-19
While still providing military backing to the Kiev government in its ongoing civil war with Russian-backed separatists in eastern Ukraine, US and European imperialism have refused to provide even minimal vaccine assistance to the poorest country in Europe.
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Warning world is on 'brink of a catastrophic moral failure,' WHO chief denounces vaccine-hoarding by rich nations
Kenny Stancil | nationofchange.org | 2021-01-19
"The price of this failure will be paid with lives and livelihoods in the world's poorest countries."
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Friday 2/12: Welcome the Year of the Ox with Oakland Asian Cultural Center!
Akemi Imai-Chan | indybay.org | 2021-01-19
Virtual Event on YouTube Live…
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Favorite Brief Lines Of Poetry or Prose
Gratitude | indybay.org | 2021-01-19
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2021 National Freedom Day – Black History in the California Gold Rush
Khubaka, Michael Harris | indybay.org | 2021-01-19
(1840-1875) Discover the historical significance of Pan Africans in early California history is essential to preserve the authentic contributions that helped shape California and the United States of America.
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Pacifica CA: Fascism and White Supremacy — Not Here, Not Anywhere
Pacifica Social Justice | indybay.org | 2021-01-19
On January 17 social justice activists held a demonstration denouncing white supremacy and fascism along Highway 1 in Pacifica.
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Qatar blockade ends: BeIN Sports unofficially returns to Saudi Arabia
MEE and agencies | middleeasteye.net | 2021-01-19
Qatar blockade ends: BeIN Sports unofficially returns to Saudi Arabia | Riyadh cafes broadcast banned Doha-based broadcaster, as Qatar expected to drop $1bn piracy lawsuit against Riyadh | MEE and agencies | Tue, 01/19/2021 – 11: 21 | A woman watches beIN Sports from her home in Riyadh in January 2020, months before a Saudi ban on the broadcaster (AFP/File photo) | Qatar-owned beIN Sports was broadcast in Sa…
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Genital-shaped cupcakes spark national scandal in Egypt
Rayhan Uddin | middleeasteye.net | 2021-01-19
Genital-shaped cupcakes spark national scandal in Egypt | Arrests and suspensions follow after elderly women are seen eating sexually explicit desserts in Gezira club, as government and Islamic authorities wade in | Rayhan Uddin | Tue, 01/19/2021 – 14: 40 | The incident has sparked national controversy and outrage in Egypt, while many criticised the government's hypocrisy in its handling of the situation (AFP) | A g…
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Troops deployed in Sudan's Darfur after scores killed in clashes
MEE and agencies | middleeasteye.net | 2021-01-19
Troops deployed in Sudan's Darfur after scores killed in clashes | Three days of inter-ethnic violence have left at least 155 people dead and tens of thousands displaced | MEE and agencies | Tue, 01/19/2021 – 15: 44 | Sudanese security forces in El Geneina, the capital of West Darfur state (AFP) | Calm returned to Sudan's Darfur region on Tuesday after troops were sent to help stop three days of inter-ethnic…
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Turkey hits Twitter and Pinterest with ad ban for resisting new social media law
Ragip Soylu | middleeasteye.net | 2021-01-19
Turkey hits Twitter and Pinterest with ad ban for resisting new social media law | Twitter and Pinterest have yet to assign a legal representative in Turkey, leading ministers to warn of 'digital fascism' | Ragip Soylu | Tue, 01/19/2021 – 11: 29 | Twitter risks having its bandwidth reduced in Turkey, under regulations introduced last year (AFP) | Turkey has imposed an advertisement ban on social media giants Twitter a…
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Fears in Gulf over WhatsApp data-sharing rule drives spike in use of rival apps
AP Muhammed Afsal | middleeasteye.net | 2021-01-19
Fears in Gulf over WhatsApp data-sharing rule drives spike in use of rival apps | With concerns over privacy on WhatsApp, rivals Signal and Telegram are gaining significant numbers of new users in Gulf states, new data shows | AP Muhammed Afsal | Tue, 01/19/2021 – 12: 30 | A woman checks her phone in a Riyadh mall. Will WhatsApp's data-sharing deal with Facebook damage its reputation in the Gulf countries?
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Concerns grow about big tech's data privacy
Pip Hinman | greenleft.org.au | 2021-01-19
People cherish their privacy and prefer explicit requests for consent as to how, when and by whom their data are used or shared, writes Ernst Merkenich.
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March for justice this Invasion Day
Pip Hinman | greenleft.org.au | 2021-01-19
The Prime Minister's pitiful one word change to the national anthem is a meaningless symbolic change that aims to bolster nationalism, argue Marianne Mackay and Alex Bainbridge.
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The Basic Principles of War Propaganda: The US Lies About Every War
Rod Driver | globalresearch.ca | 2021-01-19
"In war, truth is the first casualty" (Aeschylus(1)) | A Very Brief History of War Propaganda | Propaganda as a science really got under way during World War 1 (WW1). The British and the German governments both brainwashed their populations into believing …
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The Basic Principles of War Propaganda: The US Lies About Every War
Rod Driver | globalresearch.ca | 2021-01-19
"In war, truth is the first casualty" (Aeschylus(1)) | A Very Brief History of War Propaganda | Propaganda as a science really got under way during World War 1 (WW1). The British and the German governments both brainwashed their populations into believing …
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Israel: 'Halt and reverse' new settlement construction — UN chief
news.un.org | 2021-01-19
Israel's decision to advance plans for some 800 new settlement units, most of which are located deep inside the occupied West Bank, has sparked the concern of UN Secretary-General António Guterres.
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Two UN peacekeepers killed in an ambush in Central African Republic
news.un.org | 2021-01-19
Two United Nations peacekeepers were killed after their convoy was ambushed by members of the UPC and anti-Balaka armed groups in southern Central African Republic (CAR), the UN Mission in the country said on Monday.
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Spectre of unrest, violent repression looming over Haiti, warns UN rights office
news.un.org | 2021-01-19
Increasing political tensions in Haiti coupled with insecurity and structural inequalities could result in protests followed by violent crackdowns by authorities, the United Nations human rights office (OHCHR) warned on Tuesday.
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Two UN peacekeepers killed in Central African Republic ambush, as 2021 death toll rises to nine worldwide
news.un.org | 2021-01-19
Two United Nations peacekeepers were killed after their convoy was ambushed by members of the UPC and anti-Balaka armed groups in southern Central African Republic (CAR), the UN Mission in the country said on Monday, bringing the overall toll of 'blue helmet' deaths to nine so far this month.
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Indian Farmers on the Frontline Against Global Capitalism
Colin Todhunter | dissidentvoice.org | 2021-01-19
In a short video on the empirediaries.com YouTube channel, a protesting farmer camped near Delhi says that during lockdown and times of crisis farmers are treated like "gods", but when they ask for their rights, they are smeared and labelled as "terrorists". He, along with thousands of other farmers, are mobilising against three important pieces …
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Monthly Malaria Prophylaxis Cuts Child Deaths in Sub-Saharan Africa
Kuehn BM. | jamanetwork.com | 2021-01-19
Treating children in sub-Saharan Africa's malaria-endemic areas with a monthly preventive drug regimen during the rainy season reduced children's deaths from the disease by up to 57%, a study found.
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PPS "Israel Detains at Least 15 Palestinians"
Ali Salam | imemc.org | 2021-01-19
Israeli soldiers detained fifteen Palestinians, on Monday morning, in the occupied West Bank, the Palestinian Prisoners' Society (PPS) has reported. In the occupied city of East Jerusalem, soldiers detained four young men, two from al-'Isawiya and two from al-Tur neighborhoods, searching civilian's homes, with dogs. In the East Jerusalem area, the army detained two young …
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'You can't be serious' awards
Conn Hallinan | peoplesworld.org | 2021-01-19
Each year Conn Hallinan gives awards to individuals, companies, and governments that make reading the news a daily adventure. These are the awards for 2020. The Golden Lemon Award goes to Lockheed Martin for its F-35 fifth-generation stealth fighter, at $1.5 trillion the most expensive weapons system in history. The plane currently has 883 "design …
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Drop in Vaccination Causes Surge in Global Measles Cases, Deaths
Kuehn BM. | jamanetwork.com | 2021-01-19
Failure to vaccinate children against measles has led to a 556% surge in the number of reported cases and a 50% increase in deaths from the disease since 2016, according to the World Health Organization (WHO).
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Legal lynchings soar under Trump
Gloria Rubac | workers.org | 2021-01-19
In an unprecedented spree of executions, Donald Trump has executed 13 people in the last six months of his presidency. As if in a frenzy to kill, Trump had three people put to death at the federal penitentiary in Terre Haute, Ind., just days before he exits the White House. . . . | Continue reading Legal lynchings soar under Trump at Workers.org
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In Memory of Patrice Lumumba, Assassinated on 17 January 1961
Eric Toussaint | globalresearch.ca | 2021-01-19
After a resounding victory in the first real elections in which the Congolese participated, Patrice Lumumba became Prime Minister of Congo from 24 June 1960 until his overthrow and imprisonment on 14 September of the same year by Colonel Joseph-Désiré …
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Aufruf zum notwendigen Kampf des persà∂nlichen Gewissens gegen die Masse
Dr. Rudolf Hà§nsel | globalresearch.ca | 2021-01-19
Was liegt nà§her, als sich an den Weisheiten groàüer europà§ischer Dichter und Denker wie Goethe, Schiller, Rolland oder Camus zu erfreuen und Kraft daraus zu schà∂pfen. Sind wir nicht alle — jeder einzelne! — dringend gefordert, uns nicht weiter zu …
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Effect of Mechanical Thrombectomy Without vs With Intravenous Thrombolysis in Acute Ischemic Stroke
Suzuki K, Matsumaru Y, Takeuchi M, et al. | jamanetwork.com | 2021-01-19
This noninferiority trial compares the effects of mechanical thrombectomy with vs without intravenous thrombolysis (0.6-mg/kg alteplase) on 90-day disability among patients with acute large vessel occlusive ischemic stroke.
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The Electoral College Must Go
Editor | scheerpost.com | 2021-01-19
By Kevin Cooper / Original to Scheerpost DEATH ROW, SAN QUENTIN STATE PRISON — Ain't it a bitch! It was stunning to see such a sorry spectacle at the Capitol. We can't be too surprised, though, to see how differently violent white rioters are treated by law enforcement (one cop even wore a MAGA hat!) than peaceful Black protesters have been, historically and even recently. The drama does at least… | Source…
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USPSTF Recommendation: Interventions for Tobacco Smoking Cessation in Adults
, Krist AH, Davidson KW, et al. | jamanetwork.com | 2021-01-19
This 2021 US Preventive Services Task Force Recommendation Statement recommends that clinicians ask all adults about tobacco use, advise them to stop using tobacco, and provide behavioral interventions and pharmacotherapy for cessation (A recommendation) and concludes that evidence is insufficient to assess the benefits and harms of tobacco cessation pharmacotherapy in pregnant persons and e- cigarettes for tobacco cessation in any adult (I statement).
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Aufruf zum notwendigen Kampf des persà∂nlichen Gewissens gegen die Masse
Dr. Rudolf Hà§nsel | globalresearch.ca | 2021-01-19
Was liegt nà§her, als sich an den Weisheiten groàüer europà§ischer Dichter und Denker wie Goethe, Schiller, Rolland oder Camus zu erfreuen und Kraft daraus zu schà∂pfen. Sind wir nicht alle — jeder einzelne! — dringend gefordert, uns nicht weiter zu …
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Army Issues Demolition Orders Targeting Eight Homes, And A Shed, Near Nablus
IMEMC News | imemc.org | 2021-01-19
Several Israeli army jeeps invaded, on Monday at dawn, Douma village, south of the northern West Bank city of Nablus, before handing orders for the demolition of eight homes, and one shed. Ghassan Daghlas, a Palestinian Authority official who monitors Israel's illegal colonialist activities in northern West Bank, said the soldiers surrounded the village, before …
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Initiating Pharmacologic Treatment in Tobacco-Dependent Adults
Jain A, Davis AM. | jamanetwork.com | 2021-01-19
This JAMA Clinical Guidelines Synopsis summarizes the American Thoracic Society's 2020 recommendations for treating tobacco dependence with pharmacologic therapy in adults.
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In memory of Patrice Lumumba, assassinated on January 17, 1961
Éric Toussaint | mronline.org | 2021-01-19
On 17 January 2021, we commemorate the 60th anniversary of the assassination of Patrice Lumumba (1925-1961).
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Effect of Endovascular Treatment With vs Without IV Alteplase on Functional Independence After Acute Ischemic Stroke
Zi W, Qiu Z, Li F, et al. | jamanetwork.com | 2021-01-19
This noninferiority trial compares the effects of endovascular treatment with vs without intravenous alteplase on 90-day functional independence among patients with acute ischemic stroke.
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Global demand for meat propels deforestation in Brazil, says report
Gero Rueter, Marcio Damasceno | peoplesworld.org | 2021-01-19
The growing world consumption of meat and the actions of the current government are the main ingredients of a recipe leading to the destruction of the Brazilian rainforest. This is one of the conclusions of Fleischatlas 2021 ("Meat Atlas 2021"), presented last Wednesday, January 6, in Berlin. "Beef is today one of the main motives …
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USPSTF Review: Interventions for Tobacco Cessation in Adults, Including Pregnant Persons
Patnode CD, Henderson JT, Coppola EL, et al. | jamanetwork.com | 2021-01-19
This systematic review to support the 2021 US Preventive Services Task Force Recommendation Statement on interventions for tobacco cessation in adults summarizes published evidence on the benefits and harms of interventions for tobacco cessation in adults, including pregnant persons.
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Effect of Tidal Volume on Pulmonary Outcomes After Surgery
Zhao C, Pan Y, Luo F. | jamanetwork.com | 2021-01-19
To the Editor Dr Karalapillai and colleagues concluded that intraoperative ventilation with low tidal volume compared with conventional tidal volume did not significantly reduce pulmonary complications within the first 7 postoperative days in patients undergoing major surgery. We have some questions about this study. First, the complication rate of 10.8% in the conventional tidal volume group was based on a study that did not mention postoperative pulmonary complications. The estimated 10.8% incidence in the conventional tidal volume group must be referenced to other similar studies on postoperative pulmonary com…
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UN Urged to Take Action Against France over 'Entrenching Islamophobia'
Rayhan Uddin | globalresearch.ca | 2021-01-19
A coalition of civil society organisations has written to the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) to request that it opens formal infringement procedures against France's government for entrenching Islamophobia and structural discrimination against Muslims. | In a 28-page document seen …
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Israeli Settlement Expansion Condemned by PA, EU and Numerous Countries
Ali Salam | imemc.org | 2021-01-19
In response to Israel's announcement that they have approved an additional 780 colonial settlement units, a number of countries have issued statements condemning the move. They include the UK, Egypt, Ireland, Jordan, the European Union (EU) and the Palestinian Authority (PA). A spokesperson for the Palestinian Authority, Nabil Abu Rudeineh, stated that it is clear …
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End Of New START & Future Of International Arms Control Regime: Implications For South Asia
oneworld.press | 2021-01-19
Any plan to include China into a bilateral or multilateral strategic arms control regime will have to carefully manage the quagmire that is the South Asian strategic stability.
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Destroying the Web of Life: The Destruction of Earth's Biodiversity Is Accelerating
Robert J. Burrowes | globalresearch.ca | 2021-01-19
In August 2010, the secretary-general of the UN Convention on Biological Diversity, Ahmed Djoghlaf, warned that 'We are losing biodiversity at an unprecedented rate.' According to the UN Environment Program, 'the Earth is in the midst of a mass …
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In Memory of Patrice Lumumba, Assassinated on 17 January 1961
Eric Toussaint | globalresearch.ca | 2021-01-19
After a resounding victory in the first real elections in which the Congolese participated, Patrice Lumumba became Prime Minister of Congo from 24 June 1960 until his overthrow and imprisonment on 14 September of the same year by Colonel Joseph-Désiré …
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UN Urged to Take Action Against France over 'Entrenching Islamophobia'
Rayhan Uddin | globalresearch.ca | 2021-01-19
A coalition of civil society organisations has written to the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) to request that it opens formal infringement procedures against France's government for entrenching Islamophobia and structural discrimination against Muslims. | In a 28-page document seen …
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Fixing family separation policy will be a tough job
Al Neal | peoplesworld.org | 2021-01-19
"I have put in place a "zero tolerance" policy for illegal entry on our Southwest border. If you cross this border unlawfully, then we will prosecute you. It's that simple. If you smuggle illegal aliens across our border, then we will prosecute you. If you are smuggling a child, then we will prosecute you and …
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End Of New START & Future Of International Arms Control Regime: Implications For South Asia
oneworld.press | 2021-01-19
Any plan to include China into a bilateral or multilateral strategic arms control regime will have to carefully manage the quagmire that is the South Asian strategic stability.
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DRC: How the CIA Got Patrice Lumumba
Franàßois Soudan | globalresearch.ca | 2021-01-19
On 17 January 1961, just sixty years ago, the first legally elected prime minister of the DRC was assassinated after being overthrown with help from Washington. A sinister episode that Larry Devlin, the 'Mr. Congo' of the CIA from 1960 | …
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Free Speech — 'What's illegal offline should be illegal online'
graham | truepublica.org.uk | 2021-01-19
Open Rights Group has worked with David Allen Green of Preiskel & Co., who litigated the "Twitter joke trial" case on section 127 of the Communications Act 2003, to respond to the Law Commission's review on the reform of the online communications offences. The Law Commission's proposal, which aims to modernise the law in order …
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False Accusations Used Once More Against President Assad of Syria
Steven Sahiounie | globalresearch.ca | 2021-01-19
New allegations have surfaced, accusing Syrian President Assad of some connection to the Beirut Port blast. Allegations don't need proof, and they are a tool used repeatedly by the US against nations and leaders who they deem as an …
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Imaging Drug for Prostate Cancer
Jaklevic M. | jamanetwork.com | 2021-01-19
The FDA has approved a radioactive tracer for use with positron emission tomographic (PET) imaging to treat patients with prostate cancer.
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To defeat fascism, 'we've got to start organizing'
Larry Holmes | workers.org | 2021-01-19
Excerpts taken from Jan. 14 webinar on "Workers Can Defeat Fascism & Racism" sponsored by Workers World Party. To view the entire panel discussion, go to www.youtube.com/watch?v=d9_NDIKT0vw&#038… Larry Holmes When you consider what's happened since January 6, you see Washington, D.C., is pretty much shut down under martial law, occupied . . . | Continue reading To defeat fascism, 'we've got to start organizing' at Workers.org
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Can Biden's $15/ hr Minimum Wage begin restoring Working Class trust?
John Buell | juancole.com | 2021-01-19
Southwest Harbor, Maine (Special to Informed Comment) — Watch CNN almost any time lately and one is inundated with scenes of the lethal riots in the Capitol. And in an era when every man or woman is their own video journalist new and often terrifying footage is released on a continuing basis. Along with footage …
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Effect of Tidal Volume on Pulmonary Outcomes After Surgery–Reply
Karalapillai D, Neto A, Bellomo R. | jamanetwork.com | 2021-01-19
In Reply We agree with Dr Zhao and colleagues that the estimation of postoperative pulmonary complications in our study was overly conservative. This estimate, however, was based on preliminary local unpublished data at the time of the trial design in 2013. At this time, it was considered the best evidence available of…
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In a Polarized World, Independent News Is Essential: Become a Member of Global Research
The Global Research Team | globalresearch.ca | 2021-01-19
Dear Readers, | In an increasingly polarized and crazy world, truly independent news and analysis is a vital resource in any effort to reach the non-partisan truth. | We are currently facing an unprecedented threat to the independent media and freedom on …
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Leave God Out of the Presidential Oath
Andrew Seidel | progressive.org | 2021-01-19
Biden should follow the lead of the nation's first twenty-six Presidents.
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Root Cause Analysis–A Means of Self-Healing From PTSD
Paulsen M. | jamanetwork.com | 2021-01-19
In this narrative medicine essay, a neonatologist describes the fear of losing her twin boys after assisted reproduction and their premature births and relies on a form of root cause analysis to identify the sources of her trauma and to learn from it enough to support her patients and their families.
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GOP Rep. Perry and Sen. Mastriano put people of Pennsylvania at grave risk
John Wojcik | peoplesworld.org | 2021-01-19
It is beyond any doubt now that Republicans elected to represent the people of their states have returned the favor by putting their constituents in grave danger. One of the best examples of this is found in Pennsylvania where GOP Rep. Scott Perry and state Sen. Doug Mastriano have lied to the people about the …
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The war on the Yemeni people has entered a new stage
Abdul Rahman | peoplesdispatch.org | 2021-01-19
The designation of Ansar Allah, referred to as the Houthis, as a foreign terrorist organization takes effect today. Unless Biden administration reverses its predecessor's step, the people of Yemen may have to endure even more suffering…
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After alleging election fraud, opposition faces persecution in Uganda
Peoples Dispatch | peoplesdispatch.org | 2021-01-19
In the presidential and parliamentary elections in Uganda held simultaneously on January 14, long time president Yoweri Museveni and his National Resistance Movement were declared victorious despite multiple allegations of rigging…
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Líder palestino advierte sobre política de expansionismo israelí
Prensa Latina | peoplesworld.org | 2021-01-19
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The Cause of Cancer
jamanetwork.com | 2021-01-19
To any one who is familiar with the long years of research in the domain of the etiology of neoplasms and who is conversant with the literally enormous literature to which the subject has given rise, the headline of these comments will not awaken any undue enthusiasm. The fundamental problem of the cause of cancer, a theme of undisputed medical importance, has not yet been solved, nor is the "facile triumph" in sight. One may measure the gradual gains of knowledge on this subject in the course of years; but there is great danger that the innumerable failures and disappointments encountered in cancer research thus…
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B'Tselem head defies ban, addresses students
Peoples Dispatch | peoplesdispatch.org | 2021-01-19
Education minister had announced a ban on members of organizations that called "Israel false and derogatory names." The ban came shortly after human rights group B'Tselem termed Israel an apartheid state…
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False Accusations Used Once More Against President Assad of Syria
Steven Sahiounie | globalresearch.ca | 2021-01-19
New allegations have surfaced, accusing Syrian President Assad of some connection to the Beirut Port blast. Allegations don't need proof, and they are a tool used repeatedly by the US against nations and leaders who they deem as an …
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The Language of Health Care Reform
Levitt L. | jamanetwork.com | 2021-01-19
This Viewpoint posits that the US will engage in another debate about health care reform to consider expanding coverage, improving affordability, and containing costs.
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After the USSR, the USA collapses
Thierry Meyssan | thealtworld.com | 2021-01-19
Everything has an end, so do empires, both the United States and the Soviet Union. Washington has outrageously favoured a small camarilla of ultra-billionaires. Now it has to face its old demons, prepare for secession and civil war. | Each of the two camps that are fighting in the United States, the Jacksonians and the Neopuritans, wants to end the other. The former speak of insurrection, while the latter want repression, but all are preparing for confrontation. So much so that two thirds of the citizens are preparing for Civil War. | The Jacksonian point of view: | The Jacksonians take their name from Pr…
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Israeli Soldiers Abduct Two Siblings In Jenin, Two In Nablus
IMEMC News | imemc.org | 2021-01-19
Israeli soldiers invaded, on Tuesday at dawn, Kafr Ra'ey village, south of Jenin, and Salem village, east of Nablus, in the northern parts of the occupied West Bank, searched homes and abducted four siblings. Montaser Sammour, the head of the Jenin office of the Palestinian Prisoners Society (PPS), said the soldiers abducted Bilal Nabil Thiab, …
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Destroying the Web of Life: The Destruction of Earth's Biodiversity Is Accelerating
Robert J. Burrowes | globalresearch.ca | 2021-01-19
In August 2010, the secretary-general of the UN Convention on Biological Diversity, Ahmed Djoghlaf, warned that 'We are losing biodiversity at an unprecedented rate.' According to the UN Environment Program, 'the Earth is in the midst of a mass …
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USPSTF Recommendation: Interventions to Promote Tobacco Cessation
Jin J. | jamanetwork.com | 2021-01-19
This JAMA Patient Page summarizes the USPSTF 2020 guideline recommending that physicians ask all adults about tobacco use, advise them to stop using tobacco, and provide behavioral interventions and drugs shown effective for stopping cigarette and other tobacco use.
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Israeli Soldiers Shoot Two Palestinians Near Qalqilia
IMEMC News | imemc.org | 2021-01-19
Israeli soldiers shot, on Tuesday morning, two young Palestinian men near the illegal Annexation Wall, north of the northern West Bank city of Qalqilia. Eyewitnesses said the two young men were among of several workers who were trying to cross through a hole in the annexation wall, seeking work. They added that the two were …
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DRC: How the CIA Got Patrice Lumumba
Franàßois Soudan | globalresearch.ca | 2021-01-19
On 17 January 1961, just sixty years ago, the first legally elected prime minister of the DRC was assassinated after being overthrown with help from Washington. A sinister episode that Larry Devlin, the 'Mr. Congo' of the CIA from 1960 | …
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Army Abducts A Palestinian Child Near Hebron
IMEMC News | imemc.org | 2021-01-19
Israeli soldiers invaded, on Monday at night, the al-Fawwar refugee camp, south of the southern West Bank city of Hebron, and abducted a Palestinian child. Media sources said several army jeeps invaded the refugee camp before the soldiers stormed and searched homes. They added that the soldiers interrogated several Palestinians while inspecting their ID cards, …
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Remembering Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. as a Fierce Critic of US Foreign Policy
Staff | truthout.org | 2021-01-18
Today is the federal holiday that honors Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. He was born January 15, 1929. He was assassinated April 4, 1968, at the Lorraine Motel in Memphis, Tennessee. He was just 39 years old. While Dr. King is primarily remembered as a civil rights leader, he also championed the cause of the poor and organized the Poor People's Campaign to address issues of economic justice. Dr. King was also a fierce critic of U.S. foreign policy and the Vietnam War. We play his "Beyond Vietnam" spe…
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Israel Was Designated an Apartheid State by B'Tselem. What Martin Luther King Jr. Would Have Thought of That
Juan Cole | commondreams.org | 2021-01-18
Those who argue that Dr. King would have had no problem with Israel's policies in the Occupied Palestinian territories of Gaza and the West Bank after 1967 are being illogical. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
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Israel Was Designated an Apartheid State by B'Tselem. What Martin Luther King Jr. Would of Thought of That
Juan Cole | commondreams.org | 2021-01-18
Those who argue that Dr. King would have had no problem with Israel's policies in the Occupied Palestinian territories of Gaza and the West Bank after 1967 are being illogical. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
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MLK Day Special: Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in His Own Words
Staff | democracynow.org | 2021-01-18
Today is the federal holiday that honors Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. He was born January 15, 1929. He was assassinated April 4, 1968, at the Lorraine Motel in Memphis, Tennessee. He was just 39 years old. While Dr. King is primarily remembered as a civil rights leader, he also championed the cause of the poor and organized the Poor People's Campaign to address issues of economic justice. Dr. King was also a fierce critic of U.S. foreign policy and the Vietnam War. We play his "Beyond Vietnam" speech, which he delivered at New York City's Riverside Church on April 4, 1967, as well as his last speech, "I've Been to…
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Martin Luther King: The Starless Midnight of Racism
Richard Revelstoke | globalresearch.ca | 2021-01-18
"Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter." — Martin Luther King | There was a man speaking on the radio this morning and it was a speech not often heard on public radio stations. …
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MLK Day special: Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in his own words
Amy Goodman | nationofchange.org | 2021-01-18
While Dr. King is primarily remembered as a civil rights leader, he also championed the cause of the poor and organized the Poor People's Campaign to address issues of economic justice.
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Why Martin Luther King Day should matter
Liz Theoharis | nationofchange.org | 2021-01-18
Martin Luther King, Jr.'s true legacy remembered.
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There Was Nothing Corporate-Friendly About Martin Luther King, Jr
Editor | scheerpost.com | 2021-01-18
Thomas Hawk / CC BY-NC 2.0] By Liz Theoharis / Tom Dispatch 2020 will go down as the deadliest year in American history, significantly due to the devastation delivered by the coronavirus pandemic. In addition, count in nearly two trillion dollars in damage from climate events (many caused by, or heightened by, intensifying global warming), a surge of incidents of police violence inflicted on Black… | Source…
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Misusing King's Message
Wim Laven | counterpunch.org | 2021-01-18
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was profoundly moved by injustice and inequality ubiquitous throughout the US. The question he asked about injustice in 1967, "Where do we go from here?" was answered with two options: community or chaos. The question is profoundly important in 2021. On the holiday to celebrate King's birth the whitewashing of…
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MLK Day 2021: The monsters are here, but the movement lives on
Staff | therealnews.com | 2021-01-18
On April 4, 2018, The Real News Network held an event to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. This event featured stirring speeches from then-Senator Nina Turner, Danny Glover, and TRNN Executive Producer Eddie Conway about the radical legacy of MLK and the millions who made the civil …
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Israel is increasingly an Apartheid State: What Martin Luther King Jr. Would have thought of that
Juan Cole | juancole.com | 2021-01-18
Revised Ann Arbor (Informed Comment) — The Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr., whose activism we honor today, took stands far beyond Selma and Montgomery, and called on other capitals than Washington, D.C., to ensure a dignified life for human beings. Dr. King was an early and vigorous opponent of the white South African Apartheid (segregationist) …
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MLK Day 2021: The monsters are here, but the movement lives on
Staff | therealnews.com | 2021-01-18
Reclaiming the radical legacy of MLK and the unknown millions who made the civil rights movement is a constant struggle. Now, more than ever, we must take up that struggle and carry on that legacy.
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After MLK, Unlearning Hate
J.P. Linstroth | counterpunch.org | 2021-01-18
Based upon events over the last couple of weeks, it is clear we need a "federal re-education program" of "anti-hate", especially for those many arrested after the Capitol riot. Why should the country be held hostage to white supremacy? Moreover, the behavior of President Donald J. Trump after the 2020 presidential election has been appalling…
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MLK Marched nonviolently on DC with the Disadvantaged for the Vote: Trump's armed militia Flew First Class with Privilege to suppress the vote
Liz Theoharis | juancole.com | 2021-01-18
By Liz Theoharis | — ( Tomdispatch.com) — 2020 will go down as the deadliest year in American history, significantly due to the devastation delivered by the coronavirus pandemic. In addition, count in nearly two trillion dollars in damage from climate events (many caused by, or heightened by, intensifying global warming), a surge of incidents …
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Honoring Dr. King
Saskia Hostetler Lippy | zcomm.org | 2021-01-18
I know we can finish the work of Dr. King, together. We must if we are to survive this terrible hate. The choice lies within each of our hearts.
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Honoring Dr. King
Saskia Hostetler Lippy | counterpunch.org | 2021-01-18
Today our American family dysfunction is on display for all the world to see. As a keeper of secrets, my work as a psychiatrist and healer told me that our culture was sick long ago. The stories I have heard of grandfathers, brothers, fathers, lovers, priests who rape and abuse and then manage to coerce…
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Israel must Provide Vaccines to Occupied Palestinians: HRW says Over 4.5 Million in West Bank, Gaza Excluded From Vaccination Push
Human Rights Watch | juancole.com | 2021-01-18
( Human Rights Watch) — (Jerusalem) — Israeli authorities should provide Covid-19 vaccines to the more than 4.5 million Palestinians in the occupied West Bank and Gaza Strip, Human Rights Watch said today. While Israel has already vaccinated more than 20 percent of its citizens, including Jewish settlers in the West Bank, it has not …
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It's Time to End Abhorrent Medical Debt That Consumes Families
Rohit Anand | commondreams.org | 2021-01-18
With the current challenges of millions of people losing their jobs, losing their source of income, and becoming ill with COVID-19, medical debt will increase even further from the 56% of adults who struggle with it prior to the pandemic. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
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US deaths from COVID-19 lead to a more than one-year decline in life expectancy
wsws.org | 2021-01-18
Life expectancy in the US has declined dramatically, by more than one year, due to deaths associated with COVID-19 infections. Adding to the catastrophe of the pandemic, a new variant of the coronavirus has been detected across more than 12 states, threatening to further exacerbate the crisis.
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By 'Force and Fraud': Is This the End of the US Democracy Doctrine?
Ramzy Baroud | zcomm.org | 2021-01-18
Unquestionably, the storming of US Congress will have global repercussions, not least among them the weakening of US hegemonic and self-serving definition of what constitutes a democracy…
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