2021-01-21: News Headlines

Glenn Greenwald (2021-01-21). The New Domestic War on Terror is Coming. zcomm.org No speculation is needed. Those who wield power are demanding it. The only question is how much opposition they will encounter…

Editor (2021-01-21). The New Domestic War on Terror is Coming. scheerpost.com By Glenn Greenwald / Reposted with author permission from Substack The last two weeks have ushered in a wave of new domestic police powers and rhetoric in the name of fighting "terrorism" that are carbon copies of many of the worst excesses of the first War on Terror that began nearly twenty years ago. This trend shows no sign of receding as we move farther from the January 6 Capitol riot. |

Kathy Kelly (2021-01-21). About Suffering: A Massacre of the Innocent in Yemen. globalresearch.ca In 1565, Pieter Bruegel the Elder

Staff (2021-01-21). Cornel West and Maria Hinojosa Discuss Promise and Dangers of the Biden Admin. truthout.org We host a wide-ranging discussion of the historic inauguration of President Joe Biden and Kamala Harris — the first-ever woman, South Asian and Black vice president — how we got here, and what comes next, with award-winning journalist Maria Hinojosa and author and Harvard professor Cornel West. Hinojosa says she had "mixed emotions" watching the inauguration, her sense of hope tempered by memories of the Obama administration. "We all had these extraordinary expectations, and then th…

Staff (2021-01-21). "The Work Continues": Cornel West & Maria Hinojosa on the Promise & Dangers of the Biden Admin. democracynow.org We host a wide-ranging discussion of the historic inauguration of President Joe Biden and Kamala Harris — the first-ever woman, South Asian and Black vice president — how we got here, and what comes next, with award-winning journalist Maria Hinojosa and author and Harvard professor Cornel West. Hinojosa says she had "mixed emotions" watching the inauguration, her sense of hope tempered by memories of the Obama administration. "We all had these extraordinary expectations, and then things didn't turn out that way," she says. "The work continues." West says that while getting Trump out of office was vita…

Staff (2021-01-21). "The Hill We Climb": Watch Breathtaking Poem by Amanda Gorman, Youngest Inaugural Poet in U.S. History. democracynow.org One of the most remarkable moments from Wednesday's inauguration ceremony came from poet Amanda Gorman, the youngest poet in U.S. history to speak at a presidential inauguration. The 22 year-old read "The Hill We Climb," a poem she finished right after the riot at the Capitol earlier this month. We feature her full recitation and get reaction from scholar Cornel West and award-winning journalist Maria Hinojosa.

contributors (2021-01-21). The Hill we Climb: Amanda Gorman's Inauguration Poem. juancole.com Amanda Gorman | — ( Buy her forthcoming poetry collection via Penguin Random House.) The Hill We Climb When day comes we ask ourselves, where can we find light in this never-ending shade? The loss we carry, a sea we must wade We've braved the belly of the beast We've learned that quiet isn't always …

imperial.ac.uk (2021-01-21). 'Perfect crystal' could lead to more diabetes treatment options. imperial.ac.uk Scientists have used crystals to reveal why the diabetes treatment glulisine is faster acting than insulin.

Swiss Policy Research (2021-01-21). "Q Anon" May Have Been an FBI Psyop. globalresearch.ca A recent Reuters investigation may indicate that "Q Anon" was in fact an FBI cyber psyop. | The "Q Anon" phenomenon has generally been regarded as a

RT (2021-01-21). 'With lives at stake, politics must be forgotten': Sputnik V sponsor warns demonizing Russian vaccine distracts from saving people. rt.com Saving human lives amid the raging global pandemic is much more important than following political considerations, Kirill Dmitriev, CEO of the Russian Direct Investment Fund that sponsored Sputnik V vaccine development, told RT. | "We are strongly against the politicization of the vaccine," said Dmitriev, adding that when it comes to health and the very life of many people, "one should forget about politics or any attempts to 'contain' Russia." | In its international dealings related to Russia's pioneering Sputnik V Covid-19 vaccine, RDIF is simply guided by the principle of helping those in need and is ready…

Binoy Kampmark (2021-01-22). Sunk before Service: Australia's Disastrous Submarine Project. dissidentvoice.org One only gets into the submarine procurement business to spite government treasurers and economic managers. Efficiency and effectuality are bonus additions, but hardly necessary. Witness the evolving disaster that is Australia's SEA 1000 Future Submarine program, won by France's DCNS, now Naval Group, in 2016. From the start, this seemed an audaciously peculiar choice. Australia …

IMEMC News (2021-01-22). Israeli Colonists Injure Child Near Ramallah. imemc.org Several fanatic illegal Israeli colonists attacked, on Thursday evening, many Palestinian cars near the central West Bank city of Ramallah, causing damage and injuring a child in the face. Media sources said the colonists injured Jad Ala' Sawafta, 3, in the face after hurling stones at the family's car while his father was driving near …

IMEMC News (2021-01-22). Ongoing Escalation: Israeli Colonists Hurled Molotov Cocktails At Homes Near Nablus. imemc.org Israeli colonists hurled Molotov cocktails, on Thursday evening, at two Palestinian homes in Burin village, south of the northern West Bank city of Nablus. Local sources in the village said the colonists invaded the southern area of Burin, and hurled Molotov cocktails at two homes. They added that the residents rushed to help the family …

Richard Sanders (2021-01-22). Defunding the Myths and Cults of Cold War Canada. dissidentvoice.org For decades the Canadian government has been supporting East European émigré associations whose much-revered founders, leaders and war heroes include veterans of Waffen SS divisions and other fascist military formations, perpetrators of the Holocaust and other ethnic-cleansing campaigns, officials from and apologists for Nazi puppet regimes, postwar CIA propaganda assets, proponents of Cold War terrorist …

Ted Kelly (2021-01-22). 2021 is the Year of the Political Prisoner. workers.org The U.S. "justice" system, like every institution of a capitalist state, is a weapon designed and wielded by the billionaires to beat workers into submission. Special bodies of armed troops, deputized by the ruling class, round up workers by the millions and contrive laws to justify locking them in dangerously . . . |

IMEMC News (2021-01-22). Palestinian PM Condemns "Organized Settler Terrorism" in West Bank. imemc.org Palestinian Prime Minister Mohammad Shtayyeh denounced, on Thursday at night, the seriously escalating attacks, carried out by the illegal Israeli colonialist settlers against the Palestinians in the West Bank, and described them as organized terrorism. Shtayyeh said the colonists attacked and injured many Palestinians, including women and children, after hurling stones and Molotov cocktails at …

IMEMC News (2021-01-22). Israeli Colonists Attack, Displace, Palestinian Family Near Hebron. imemc.org Several fanatic Illegal Israeli colonists attacked, on Thursday at night, a Palestinian family and forced them out of a cave they were using as a residence in Khirbat Tawamin, east of Susiya village in Masafer Yatta, south of the southern West Bank city of Hebron. Fuad al-'Amour, the coordinator of the Protection and Steadfastness Committees, …

Dianne Mathiowetz (2021-01-22). Developing working-class resistance to fascism. workers.org These excerpts were taken from the Jan. 14 webinar, "Workers Can Defeat Fascism & Racism," sponsored by Workers World Party. To view the entire panel discussion, go to tinyurl.com/y25tapr2. Like most people, I had been very much aware that this fascist rally was going to take place in Washington[, D.C.,] . . . |

IMEMC News (2021-01-22). Israeli Colonists Close Many Roads In Northern West Bank. imemc.org Groups of fanatic illegal Israeli colonialist settlers closed, on Thursday evening, many roads and junctions, in the northern part of the occupied West Bank, and attacked homes, before the soldiers abducted a young Palestinian man. Eyewitnesses said the colonists gathered at Huwwara junction, south of the northern West Bank city of Nablus, and closed it. …

mgrochowski (2021-01-22). 2021 YDSA Online Winter Conference. dsausa.org Register at the RSVP link for $20 early bird registration by Friday 1/22 or $30 regular registration by Friday 2/12. Join YDSA for our first ever ONLINE Winter Conference from Friday, February 26 — Sunday, February 28. Trump has been defeated, but our fight for a better world is far from over. Learn…

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mgrochowski (2021-01-22). Cancel ALL Student Debt — 2021 YDSA Winter Conference Preview. dsausa.org This is a preview event for the 2021 YDSA Online Winter Conference. Learn more about the Winter Conference here: y.dsausa.org/2021wintercon/ Biden has the power to cancel ALL student debt with a stroke of his pen, but he won't do it without a movement to force his hand. Join us on Friday, February 5 at 8PM…

news.un (2021-01-21). Senior panel probing violations in Syria, examining new measures to safeguard humanitarians. news.un.org The UN chief announced on Thursday that he has set up an independent Senior Advisory Panel on strengthening the mechanism whereby humanitarian workers and sites are better protected from attack in Syria, according to a statement released by his spokesperson.

Eugene E Ruyle (2021-01-21). Sunday 1/31: Master of Space: Corporate plans for the militarization & privatization of space. indybay.org ZOOM Meeting, Long-in info at ICSSMARX.ORG

Eugene E Ruyle (2021-01-21). Sunday 1/24: The US Capitol Building Riot and Its Blowback: Scarier than QAnon? indybay.org ZOOM meeting, Log-in info at ICSSMARX.ORG

Leonid Savin (2021-01-21). Are Israel And Palestine Headed Towards Yet Another Conflict? thealtworld.com In December 2020, there was a rise in tensions in the West Bank, including demonstrations and Reports indicate that it was

Andrew Korybko (2021-01-21). Only true unity can end America's uncivil war. thealtworld.com President Joe Biden made an emotional appeal during his inaugural address on Wednesday to end what he unforgettably described as America's ongoing uncivil war between red and blue, rural and urban, conservative and liberal. He very strongly condemned what he called the political extremism, white supremacy, and domestic terrorism threatening American unity today and preventing the country from coming together as one to defeat the once-in-a-century pandemic of COVID-19. The other crises it faces are attacks on democracy and truth, racism, the climate, inequality, and the U.S.' role in the world, but the uncivil…

Andrew Korybko (2021-01-21). Sweden Doesn't Need to Join NATO to be a Security Threat to Russia. globalresearch.ca Sweden's growing ties with NATO over the past half-dozen years make many observers wonder whether the Nordic country will soon join the transatlantic bloc, but it actually doesn't even have to do so formally since it's already a de facto …

_____ (2021-01-21). My Wish Is That You Win This Fight For Truth. popularresistance.org On 26 January, India's Republic Day, thousands of farmers and agricultural workers will drive their tractors and walk into the heart of the capital, New Delhi, to bring their fight to the doors of the government. For two months, these farmers and agricultural workers have been part of a nation-wide revolt against a government policy that seeks to deliver all the gains of their labour to the large corporate houses, whose profits have ballooned during this pandemic. Despite the cold weather and the pandemic, the farmers and agricultural workers have created a socialistic culture in their encampments with community…

Staff (2021-01-21). "Democracy Has Prevailed": Joe Biden Sworn In as President; Kamala Harris Becomes First Female VP. democracynow.org Joe Biden was sworn in as 46th president of the United States Wednesday, ending the Trump era with a call for national unity and urging Americans to come together during a period of turbulence. President Biden signed 17 executive orders in his first official act from the Oval Office, including on immigration, the pandemic and the climate crisis. Biden has promised more executive actions in the coming days. Vice President Kamala Harris swore in three new Democratic senators Wednesday afternoon, giving Democrats narrow control of the Senate and laying the groundwork for the administration's ambitious agenda. We pla…

Staff (2021-01-21). Headlines for January 21, 2021. democracynow.org Joe Biden Sworn In as 46th President of the United States, Ending Trump Era, Kamala Harris Sworn In as Vice President, Setting Several Historic Firsts, Biden Signs Executive Orders on Environment, Immigration, Civil Rights, Economy & Pandemic, Biden Unveils Pandemic Strategy as U.S. COVID-19 Deaths Near Record High, VP Harris Swears In Three Senators, Giving Democrats Narrow Control of Senate, Senate Confirms Avril Haines as Director of National Intelligence, House to Vote on Waiver Paving Path for Retired General Lloyd Austin to Lead Pentagon, President Biden Fires Union-Busting Lawyer Who Refused to Resign from…

Noam Chomsky (2021-01-21). Chomsky and Prashad: Why neoliberal leaders who failed to protect their countries from COVID-19 must be investigated. peoplesdispatch.org Noam Chomsky and Vijay Prashad deem the inaction of neoliberal and far-right governments to contain the pandemic and thus save tens of thousands of lives, as criminal…

Anand Naidoo (2021-01-21). The Heat: President Biden's Inauguration. america.cgtn.com The United States turns the page as Joe Biden becomes the country's 46th president. There was some of the usual pomp and ceremony, but there was something very different about Joe Biden's inauguration. Gone were the crowds — a casualty of both the pandemic and …

Basav Sen (2021-01-21). Oil, gas, and coal behind far right and white supremacist politics. peoplesworld.org The year 2020 will be remembered in history for a deadly pandemic and a deep economic crisis that touched almost every country on earth. Hopes for a brighter 2021 were one of the few things most people could agree on. But just six days into the new year, these hopes were rudely shattered by images …

Judith Deutsch (2021-01-21). Israel at the Current Global Juncture. socialistproject.ca How does Israel fit in with current global emergencies and unprecedented dangers, those being the worsening provision of food, water, shelter, and healthcare for the global population, the COVID-19 pandemic and warnings of worse to come, and climate-related calamities? Massive fatalities and immiseration are not inevitable, but the current human situation is shaped by forces …

mgrochowski (2021-01-21). Domestic Worker Organizing in Times of Crisis: Perspectives from the US and Latin America. dsausa.org Domestic workers have been hard hit by the global pandemic. Forced to choose between losing their jobs and livelihoods to protect their health or to continue to go to work while risking exposure to the virus in the homes they work in and in the public transportation they use to get to their workplaces, domestic…

WSWS (2021-01-21). The science of the pandemic supports teachers' concerns over the dangers of school reopening, Part two. wsws.org Science validates teachers' concerns that in-person education during the pandemic is a dangerous proposition. This article reviews some of the more recent scientific findings.

Judy Greenspan (2021-01-21). WW Commentary: The criminal injustice system is a bipartisan effort. workers.org Family members and prisoners' rights advocates gather outside the Contra Costa County Jail in Martinez to demand release of a prisoner suffering from medical neglect during the COVID pandemic. On Jan. 15 at the death row prison in Terre Haute, Ind., with less than a week to go of Donald . . . |

John Rubino (2021-01-21). Why Hardly Anyone Trusts the Virus Experts. globalresearch.ca Early in the pandemic, "trust the science!" could actually be used in a debate without attracting derisive laughter. But as the flip-flops, mistakes and, yes, lies have accumulated, a consensus seems to be forming that the health care authorities are …

Judy Greenspan (2021-01-21). The criminal injustice system is a bipartisan effort. workers.org Family members and prisoners' rights advocates gather outside the Contra Costa County Jail in Martinez to demand the release of a prisoner suffering from medical neglect during the COVID pandemic. On Jan. 15 at the death row prison in Terre Haute, Ind., with less than a week to go of . . . |

WSWS (2021-01-21). Tennessee educators and parents call for fully funded remote learning to contain the pandemic. wsws.org In opposition to Governor Bill Lee's scheme to pressure schools to reopen, we call for the immediate closure of all schools and for the provision of ample resources to provide high quality remote learning to all students.

Sapan Maini-Thompson (2021-01-21). Assange cannot be extradited, but free speech arguments dismissed — an extended look. ukhumanrightsblog.com In The Government of the United States v Julian Assange (2021), the District Judge sitting at Westminster Magistrates' Court discharged the American extradition request against the founder of WikiLeaks because there is a substantial risk that he would commit suicide. Given Julian Assange's political notoriety as an avowed whistle-blower, however, the judgment is significant for …

Nick Cunningham (2021-01-21). Keystone XL pipeline canceled. Here's what it means for the future fight against fossil fuels. nationofchange.org "Rescinding KXL's permit is a promising early signal that the new administration is listening to our concerns and will take issues of climate and Indigenous justice seriously. We have to insist that it not stop there."

Dave Lindorff (2021-01-21). Enough with the Damn Secrets! Open Up the Government Joe! counterpunch.org The incoming Biden administration is considering breaking with a long-standing tradition of new presidents sharing national secrets with prior presidents. Instead, in the case of his future predecessor Trump, Biden says he wants to hear the advice of key national security figures in the new government regarding whether or not to brief the impeached ex-chief

Matt Kennard (2021-01-21). UK Mega Meddling — UK Sets Up Media Influencing Project in Venezuela Amid Secretive £750,000 'Democracy Promotion' Programme. globalresearch.ca The UK government has established a journalism project to 'influence' Venezuela's 'media agenda' while a Foreign Office-funded foundation is spending £750,000 on a secretive 'democracy-promotion' programme in the country, as Britain appears to deepen efforts to remove the Maduro government….

Ethan Yang (2021-01-21). Study: Lockdowns Caused 15 Thousand Deaths of Despair Among US Men Aged 15 to 55. anti-empire.com It should be common knowledge by now that younger people are

Schiff Gold (2021-01-21). European Central Bank Takes Bond Market Manipulation to the Next Level. anti-empire.com Peter Schiff According to

Dave DeCamp (2021-01-21). Over 18,000 Pentagon Contractors Remain in Afghanistan. anti-empire.com While US troop numbers in Afghanistan are down to 2,500, a deep US presence According to a report released by the US military this week, there are over 18,000 contractors in Afghanistan. The numbers mean that the Pentagon employs about seven contractors for each US service member in Afghanistan. | At the height of President Obama's Afghanistan surge, there was about one contractor for each US soldier. As troop numbers decreased, the Pentagon increased reliance on contractors. | About 4,700 of the current contra…

Field Empty (2021-01-21). People Are Flocking to South Dakota. anti-empire.com South Dakota is dealing with A survey by United Van Lines this month

Suzanne Downing (2021-01-21). Class Warfare: Pupils in Anchorage Will Kneel in Front of Their Chairs, No Recess. anti-empire.com Some of the youngest students returning to classes today in Anchorage will enter a dystopian classroom world, where they must kneel for hours on end on the floor while masked, and have no recess or art or physical expression. | Pre-K—2, K—6, self-contained special needs programs, and the Whaley School are returning to in-person learning at Anchorage School District classes on Tuesday, Jan. 19. | Parents who viewed the classroom their students will be returning to expressed shock: All desks have been removed. Students will kneel on gardening pads and use chairs as their desks for 5.5 hours. | [Parents,…

RT (2021-01-21). In non-binding resolution, EU parliament calls for new anti-Russia sanctions that would stop Nord Stream 2 over Navalny's arrest. rt.com An EU parliament resolution, backed by 581 MEPs out of 675 present, directs members to ramp up sanctions against Russia to stop the Nord Stream 2 project "once and for all," linking it to opposition figure Alexey Navalny's arrest. | The EU member states should take "an active stance" on Navalny's 30-day arrest in Russia. This is according to a non-binding

MEE and agencies (2021-01-21). Covid-19: Dubai suspends non-essential surgery, entertainment after surge in cases. middleeasteye.net Covid-19: Dubai suspends non-essential surgery, entertainment after surge in cases | The increase in infections in the UAE came after the emirate relaxed its entry requirements to boost tourism and save its economy | Thu, 01/21/2021 – 10: 28 | Dubai plans to vaccinate at least 50 per cent of its population using China's SinoPharm vaccine (AFP) | Dubai has suspended all non-essential surger…

Ragip Soylu (2021-01-21). Refusal to retry Turkish MP triggers second ruling by high court. middleeasteye.net Refusal to retry Turkish MP triggers second ruling by high court | Lower courts continue to dismiss the rulings of higher courts in politically sensitive cases, such as the imprisonment of former MP Enis Berberoglu | Thu, 01/21/2021 – 10: 31 | Enis Berberoglu, a former MP from the main opposition Republican People's Party (CHP) leaves after taking his oath at the Turkish parliament in Ankara, Turkey, Oct…

Yasmina Allouche (2021-01-21). Mesut Ozil: How the politicised playmaker is already causing a stir in Turkey. middleeasteye.net Mesut Ozil: How the politicised playmaker is already causing a stir in Turkey | Fans and politicians alike have made Ozil's arrival "home" to join Fenerbahce a sporting and political spectacle | Thu, 01/21/2021 – 13: 32 | No stranger to controversy, the German playmaker has seen the last four years of his career marred by controversies for his actions and words off the pitch. (AFP) | "I ha…

Azhar Al-Rubaie (2021-01-21). Iraq: Deadly suicide attacks in central Baghdad market kills 32 people. middleeasteye.net Iraq: Deadly suicide attacks in central Baghdad market kills 32 people | Two bombers hit crowds in Tayaran Square, wounding 110, in rare terror attack on Iraqi capital | Thu, 01/21/2021 – 08: 37 | The twin suicide attack took place in Baghdad's Bab al-Sharqi area after security forces pursued the attackers (Reuters) | A twin suicide attack struck a popular crowded market in central Baghdad on…

Adlène Meddi (2021-01-21). France vows 'symbolic actions' but no apologies for colonisation of Algeria. middleeasteye.net France vows 'symbolic actions' but no apologies for colonisation of Algeria | While a new French report highlights moves to reconcile Paris and Algiers on 132 violent years of colonisation, some thorny issues remain | Thu, 01/21/2021 – 16: 15 | Algerians arrested during a French military operation on 21 April 1956, during the war of independence, in Algeria's Tablat and Bir Rabalou region (AFP)

MEE and agencies (2021-01-21). Tunisian groups say police arrested 1,000 people over six days of protests. middleeasteye.net Tunisian groups say police arrested 1,000 people over six days of protests | Rights groups said civilians who voiced support for protests on Facebook during the crackdown were also detained | Thu, 01/21/2021 – 14: 17 | Police used rubber bullets and water cannons against anti-government protests who hurled rocks and petrol bombs (AFP) | Tunisian security forces have arrested at least 1,000…

Alan MacLeod (2021-01-21). China tech ban mirrors 1980s attempts to destroy Japanese competition. mronline.org In the 1980s, the U.S. imposed a 100% tariff on virtually all Japanese electronics and forced Tokyo to sign a one-sided trade deal that reserved much of its domestic semiconductor sector for American companies.

Rebecca Gordon (2021-01-21). The Rubble of Empire. counterpunch.org How can you tell when your empire is crumbling? Some signs are actually visible from my own front window here in San Francisco. Directly across the street, I can see a collection of tarps and poles (along with one of my own garbage cans) that were used to construct a makeshift home on the sidewalk.

Rob Wallace (2021-01-21). Bidenfreude: COVID-19 in post-Trump U.S. mronline.org A jokester once characterized Yale University as a hedge fund with a campus attached to it. One might say something similar of the country in which Yale is based.

IMEMC News (2021-01-21). Israeli Soldiers Abduct Fifteen Palestinians In West Bank. imemc.org Israeli soldiers abducted, on Thursday at dawn, fifteen Palestinians from their homes, in several parts of the occupied West Bank, the Palestinian Prisoners' Society (PPS) has reported. The PPS office in Jericho, in northeastern West Bank, said the soldiers invaded and searched many homes in Aqabat Jaber refugee camp, southwest of the Jericho city, before …

Mirinda Crissman (2021-01-21). Diet discrimination in prisons, jails, and detention centers. workers.org The interlocking systems of prisons, jails and detention centers were built up by descendants of those made rich from colonial conquest of this continent. The prison-industrial complex continues to benefit this very class of people every day by its existence. As the Prisoners Solidarity Committee of Workers World Party stated . . . |

Danny Haiphong (2021-01-21). Casualties of the Old Cold War should inform opposition to U.S.' New Cold War against China. mronline.org The U.S. share of the global economy has shrunk dramatically since 1960. On the other hand, China is on pace to surpass the U.S. in GOP terms in 2030.

Martha Grevatt (2021-01-21). Flint water scandal charges: Slap on the wrist for ex-governor. workers.org Activists demand justice for Flint, 2016. In April 2014 the city of Flint, Mich., made the fatal decision to switch its water supply from Detroit Water and Sewerage Department to the heavily contaminated Flint River. Flint residents have waited almost seven years for the responsible parties — in particular former . . . |

Jordan Elgrably (2021-01-21). Forgetting in the land of poets and bones: Spain's 'Desmemoria'. peoplesworld.org I've long wondered what might have been the final thoughts of Federico García Lorca in the moments before Franco's mercenaries murdered him in his pajamas, in cold blood. No poet characterizes 20th-century Spain for me more than Lorca, who lost his life near the start of that country's civil war in 1936. Did he perhaps …

PCHR (2021-01-21). PCHR: Weekly Report on Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory. imemc.org The Palestinian Centre for Human Rights (PCHR) Weekly Report on Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory. Summary for January 14 — 20, 2021 Israeli occupation forces (IOF) continued to commit crimes and multi-layered violations against Palestinian civilians and their properties, including raids into Palestinian cities that are characterized with excessive use of …

Mumia Abu-Jamal (2021-01-21). The Trump mobs attack America. workers.org By Mumia Abu-Jamal Taken from a Jan. 7, 2021 audio column aired on prisonradio.org It was a sight that will be long remembered — hundreds, then thousands of men scaling the walls of the U.S. Capitol like soldiers on a web. Then ripping, tearing, shredding all they could touch, . . . |

IMEMC & Agencies (2021-01-21). Major Victory for BDS Movement in Spanish Court Ruling. imemc.org The Electronic Intifada Activists in Spain are celebrating a big legal win against Israel lobby efforts to punish support for Palestinian rights. Their victory also exposes a lie that European Union officials are spreading to discredit BDS — the boycott, divestment and sanctions movement. On 11 January a court in Valencia dismissed a criminal complaint …

Celine Hagbard (2021-01-21). Pregnant Palestinian Woman Miscarries After Inhaling Tear Gas Fired by Israeli Military. imemc.org A Palestinian woman who was seven months pregnant suffered a miscarriage last Thursday after Israeli forces repeatedly fired tear gas toward her home in Mughayir village, east of Ramallah, Areej Abu Alya, 37, was hospitalized for several days with severe bleeding following the firing of over a hundred tear gas canisters by the Israeli military in …

The Conversation (2021-01-21). With Yellen at Treasury, Can we Finally get a Progressive Carbon Tax? juancole.com By Rachel Kyte | — Janet Yellen is poised to be the next U.S. Treasury secretary, and her inbox will require every ounce of her vast experience to pilot the economy through a daunting confluence of challenges. How the U.S. manages the economic recovery from COVID-19, the financial risks from climate change and inequality together …

Karen Conner (2021-01-21). CEPR News: Guide to Federal Budget Activism for Advocates, Decision-Makers, Public. cepr.net Trump should be removed from office ASAP CEPR News for January 14, 2021 To get the CEPR News email bimonthly, please sign up here. Want a Better Budget? Send Money, Now! The Biden administration will need to activate every tool in the shed to deal with the urgent needs of a country suffering from a …

Robert Kellar QC (2021-01-21). "Wrongful Life" Revisited. ukhumanrightsblog.com In Evie Toombes v. Dr. Philip Mitchell [2020] EWHC 3506 the High Court has given renewed consideration to claims for, so called, "wrongful life". Can a disabled person ever claim damages on the basis that they would not have been born but for the defendant's negligence? The Court answered that question with a resounding "yes". …

Hannah Dickinson (2021-01-21). 140,000 jobs lost in December — all women. liberationnews.org Originally posted on Breaking the Chains. Working-class and oppressed women are bearing the brunt of the combined COVID and economic crises in the United States. December's jobs numbers produced shocking headlines throughout the mainstream media. CNN's headline read: "The US economy lost 140,000 jobs in December. All of them were held by women." A separate …

Jonah Raskin (2021-01-21). Mob v. Crowd: the Mass Psychology of Madness. counterpunch.org Mobs are unruly. They usually don't have leaders and leadership. Crowds, on the other hand, are disciplined. They have spokesmen and women, structure and discipline Those aren't iron clad definitions, but they provide a useful framework to talk about the upheaval that took place at the Capitol on January 6, 2021. As more and more information surfaces, it becomes clearer and clearer that a crowd, not a mob, attacked what is called "The People's House." A crowd is more dangerous than a mob.

IMEMC News (2021-01-21). Soldiers Abduct Two Palestinians In Jerusalem. imemc.org Israeli soldiers abducted, on Wednesday evening, two Palestinians in the al-'Isawiya town, and in front of the al-Makassed hospital, in occupied Jerusalem. Media sources said the soldiers abducted Mohammad Nayef Obeid, 32, from his home in al-'Isawiya, after the army invaded the property and searched it. They added that Obeid's abduction came only one day …

Ted Kelly (2021-01-21). A united working class can defeat fascism. workers.org Excerpts taken from Jan. 14 webinar on "Workers Can Defeat Fascism & Racism" sponsored by Workers World Party. o view the entire panel discussion, go to www.youtube.com/watch?v=d9_NDIKT0vw Ted Kelly "At the moment that the 'normal' police and military resources of the bourgeois dictatorship, together with their parliamentary screens, no longer . . . |

Ali Salam (2021-01-21). Palestinian Prisoner Dies After 14 Years in Israeli Jail. imemc.org The Palestinian Prisoners' Society, and the Prisoners and Executives Affairs Authority in a joint statement, on Wednesday, announced the death of a Palestinian political prisoner Maher Thieb Sa'sa, 45, in an Israeli jail. Sa'sa died Wednesday in Rimonim Israeli prison, after spending years incarcerated and suffering from chronic illnesses, however no clear cause of death …

Mirinda Crissman (2021-01-21). WW commentary: Diet discrimination in prisons, jails, and detention centers. workers.org Imam Siddiqui Abdullah Hasan, on death row in Ohio, was falsely convicted of the murder of a guard during the 1993 Lucasville prison rebellion. The rebellion started after Muslim prisoners objected to being forced to take a tuberculosis test containing alcohol, in violation of their religious practice. The interlocking systems . . . |

Satya Vatti (2021-01-21). Massive farmers' blockade shakes far right Indian government to the core. liberationnews.org Braving fierce police repression, tens of thousands of farmers in India are carrying out one of the largest sustained strikes the country has seen.

news.un (2021-01-21). Fauci announces US intention to resume major role in global health. news.un.org The United States' top medical official said on Thursday that the US will now join the World Health Organization's global initiative to help poorer nations overcome COVID-19, in addition to a raft of new measures in support of access to universal healthcare, such as abortion services.

_____ (2021-01-21). Lord Ashcroft — Tory donors outsourcing firm lands £350m vaccination contract. truepublica.org.uk By Peter Geoghegan and Russel Scott: A healthcare company ultimately controlled by a leading Tory donor and former party chairman, Lord Ashcroft, has received a £350m contract as part of the government's COVID-19 vaccination roll-out, openDemocracy has learned. Last month the Department of Health and Social Care gave the lucrative contract to Medacs Healthcare plc. In recent …

imperial.ac.uk (2021-01-21). Vaccines may not signal immediate end to epidemic, researchers say. imperial.ac.uk The vaccine rollout may not signal an immediate end to the Covid-19 epidemic, according to latest modeling from Imperial's Covid-19 Response Team.

Dr. Joseph Mercola (2021-01-21). Fauci Now Says COVID-19 Vaccine May Become Mandatory. globalresearch.ca Will the COVID-19 vaccine become mandatory? That's a question many are asking these days and, by the looks of it, the answer may well be yes — although as I'll explain later, I suspect the harms of the vaccine will …

news.un (2021-01-21). COVID 'vaccine hoarding' putting Africa at risk: WHO. news.un.org Africa is in danger of being left behind in the rollout of COVID-19 vaccines as countries in other regions strike bilateral deals, thus driving up prices, the World Health Organization (WHO) warned on Thursday.

WorkWeek (2021-01-21). SF Bay View Editor Has Cell Phone Seized & Google Fires Black Scientist Dr. Timnit Gebru. indybay.org WorkWeek covers the effort to stop SF Bay View Editor Malik Washington from doing his work. The for profit halfway house run by the Geo Group ordered that his cell phone be seized to stop him from doing his work after the facility in the Terderloin was exposed for having a Covid outbreak. We interview his lawyer Richard Tan. | Also WorkWeek looks at the firing of Google top AI scientist Dr. Timnit Gebru. WorkWeek looks at the reason she was fired.

Ryan Cristián (2021-01-21). The COVID Illusion, An 'Unauthorized Human Experiment' & The MAGA Straw-Man. thelastamericanvagabond.com Welcome to The Daily Wrap Up, a concise show dedicated to bringing you the most relevant independent news, as we see it, from the last 24 hours (1/20/21). As always, take the information discussed in the video below and research it for yourself, and come to your own conclusions. Anyone telling you what the truth

Peoples Dispatch (2021-01-21). French students protest government apathy in education sector. peoplesdispatch.org On January 20, thousands of university students marched in the major cities of France demanding concrete actions from the government to help the students who are in distress due to COVID-19 restrictions.

Dr. Pascal Sacré (2021-01-21). The COVID-19 RT-PCR Test: How to Mislead All Humanity. Using a "Test" To Lock Down Society. globalresearch.ca The misuse of the RT-PCR technique is used as an intentional strategy by some governments, supported by scientific safety councils and by the dominant media, to justify the violation of a large number of constitutional rights, the destruction of the economy with the bankruptcy of entire active sectors of society,…

WSWS (2021-01-21). Oregon faces legal challenges after establishing blacks-only COVID-19 relief fund. wsws.org The Oregon Cares Fund revived criteria similar to the racist "one drop" rule to determine eligibility to receive financial aid.

Prof. Joseph H. Chung (2021-01-21). Washington's 40-year North Korea Policy: Success or Failure? globalresearch.ca Washington's 40-year offensive policy of North Korean regime change has gone nowhere. | Bill Clinton created a chance of peace with North Korea in 1994 and he blew it. | George W. Bush accepted the 2005 agreement for peace, then, he threw …

Andrew Emett (2021-01-21). Former US Marine charged with assaulting police officers during Capitol riots. nationofchange.org "What are we supposed to do? Supreme Court's not helping us. No one's helping us. Only us can help us. Only we can do it."

Stephen Lendman (2021-01-21). Shut Down Dissent. Going After the New "US Domestic Terrorists" globalresearch.ca Post-9/11, war on dissent in the US raged. | In 2010, the ACLU said "freedom is under fire in the US." | "There is a pall over our fire. (There are) attempts to squelch dissent." | "A chilling message has gone out across …

_____ (2021-01-21). New Documents Suggest J. Edgar Hoover Was Involved In Fred Hampton's Murder. popularresistance.org 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 Senate Select Committee on Intelligence Activities and our own hotly contested pretrial battles to uncover the truth ab…

_____ (2021-01-21). Martin Luther King's Radical Anticapitalism. popularresistance.org In a posthumously published essay, Martin Luther King, Jr. pointed out that the "black revolution" had gone beyond the "rights of Negroes." The struggle, he said, is "forcing America to face all of its interrelated flaws—racism, poverty, militarism and materialism. It is exposing the evils that are rooted deeply in the whole structure of our society. It reveals systemic rather than superficial flaws and suggests that radical reconstruction of society itself is the real issue to be faced." | But it had not started out that way. Over the course of a decade, the black struggle opened up a deeper interrogation…

_____ (2021-01-21). Ajit Pai's Broadband Legacy: Haste And Waste. popularresistance.org As we documented in our previous three posts, the $9.2-billion Rural Digital Opportunity Fund (RDOF) — FCC Chairman Ajit Pai's supposed crowning achievement toward closing the broadband digital divide — is looking more and more like one of the most wasteful projects in FCC history. | Our first post gave some examples of questionable funding in urban areas that we stumbled upon after spending just a few minutes with the map of winning bidders. This included ridiculous examples of "rural" subsidies awarded to major ISPs to offer broadband in gated urban communities where they already offer service, and…

_____ (2021-01-21). Indian Government Offers To Suspend Farm Laws. popularresistance.org India's government has offered to suspend implementation of three new farm laws that have triggered the biggest farmers' protests in years. | The cornerstone of the legislation, introduced in September, allows private buyers to deal directly with farmers. | Angry farmers, who say that will make India's traditional wholesale markets irrelevant and leave them at the mercy of big retailers and food processors, have camped out on main highways outside capital New Delhi for more than two months. | Agriculture and Farmers Welfare Minister Narendra Singh Tomar on Wednesday said the government was open to suspending the…

_____ (2021-01-21). What Biden Can Do Without Congress. popularresistance.org What if it could get done now? What if all (or many) of the largest problems within the United States could be solved now? What if the most exploited, the most troubled, the most chopped-up-masticated-and-drooled-out-by-the-American-machine populations could be helped right now? No Congress. No 10 years of "building up power" just to achieve a post-abuse pat on the head. None of that. Just fixing the problems now. Right now. Well, it actually is possible. | I think we can all agree that Congress is basically a pit filled with hungry crocodiles in the later stages of lead poisoning, each with a different degree of…

_____ (2021-01-21). Tribes To Joe Biden: Stop Dakota Access Pipeline. popularresistance.org Emboldened by President Joe Biden's action to rescind former President Donald Trump's presidential permit to the Keystone XL pipeline project, leaders of four Sioux tribes are requesting Biden take action on the controversial Dakota Access Pipeline. | Leaders of the Yankton Sioux Tribe, Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe, Oglala Sioux Tribe and the Standing Rock Tribe sent a letter to Biden on Tuesday requesting he take quick and decisive action on the Dakota Access Pipeline within the first 10 days of his administration. | A copy of the four-page letter is posted on the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe's Facebook page. | The l…

Prof Michel Chossudovsky (2021-01-21). The 2020 Worldwide Corona Crisis: Destroying Civil Society, Engineered Economic Depression, Global Coup d'État and the "Great Reset" globalresearch.ca We are at the crossroads of one of the most serious crises in modern history. We are living history, yet our understanding of the flow of events since January 2020 has been blurred. Worldwide, people have been misled both by their governments and the media.

Party for Socialism and Liberation (2021-01-21). Assault on the Capitol. zcomm.org 24 Questions and Answers…

Robert Koehler (2021-01-21). Countering the Fascism to Come. zcomm.org What if it meant something when he said we should "open our souls instead of hardening our hearts"?>

Jeffrey b. Perry (2021-01-21). Hubert Harrison Biography Has Much to Offer Us Today. zcomm.org Harrison played unique roles in the largest class-radical movement (socialism) and the largest race-radical movement (the "New Negro"/Garvey movement) of his era…

Rod Driver (2021-01-21). War Propaganda 2: The Cult of Militarism. zcomm.org War propaganda permeates our society…

Steve Watson (2021-01-21). Barrage of New Countries and Airlines to Adopt Vaccine Passports. globalresearch.ca New York Times admits schemes could lead to "a dystopic system that would limit the rights of people who have been careful to avoid infection and are unable or unwilling to be vaccinated" | *** | Several more countries have indicated that …

Children's Health Defense (2021-01-21). Vaccine Injury Reporting Systems 'Utterly Inadequate,' Independent Researchers Say. globalresearch.ca New peer-reviewed study of adverse events following MMRV vaccines highlights the urgent need for independent research on vaccine safety and the importance of informed consent and vaccine choice. | *** | As health officials strive to brush off as "

news.un (2021-01-21). Iraq: UN chief condemns 'horrific' double suicide bombing at Baghdad market. news.un.org Perpetrators behind twin deadly suicide bombings at a busy market in the Iraqi capital, Baghdad, on Thursday must be prosecuted, UN Secretary-General António Guterres said in a statement strongly condemning the attacks.

news.un (2021-01-21). Central African Republic: UN mission chief appeals for more peacekeepers. news.un.org The top UN official in the Central African Republic (CAR) appealed to the Security Council on Thursday for more peacekeepers and equipment amid escalating violence surrounding elections last month.

news.un (2021-01-21). Colombia: Criminal elements use violence and intimidation to 'stamp out' leaders' voices. news.un.org Illegally-armed groups and criminal organizations in Colombia are determined to "drive out State institutions and stamp out the voice of social leaders" through violence and intimidation, the head of the UN mission in the country told the Security Council on Thursday.

news.un (2021-01-21). Guterres urges world to 'work together in solidarity' as US moves to rejoin WHO. news.un.org The United Nations Secretary-General on Wednesday welcomed the announcement by President Joe Biden that the United States will re-engage with the World Health Organization (WHO) and play a full role in advancing global health and health security.

Pip Hinman (2021-01-21). Medevac refugees released from torture centres, activists vow to continue the campaign. greenleft.org.au The release of refugees from detention has given activists hope that there will be a change in policy. But, as Chloe DS writes, they won't stop organising until all refugees are released from onshore and offshore prisons and given permanent protection.

Philip A Farruggio (2021-01-21). Democracy USA? Biden's Neoliberal "Far Left Wing Agenda" globalresearch.ca You look at what they call 'The Industrialized world' and you can get a feel for how they run their democracies. Canada, France, New Zealand, Australia, South Korea and Scotland, to name a few, all have at least FIVE viable …

Pamela Enriquez-Courts (2021-01-21). Mother of Exiles. thenation.com Mother of Exiles…

Tal Milovina (2021-01-21). Black Trans Liberation as History and Prophecy: The Art of Tourmaline. thenation.com Black Trans Liberation as History and Prophecy: The Art of Tourmaline…

Rebecca Gordon (2021-01-21). The US Empire Is Crumbling Before Our Eyes. thenation.com The US Empire Is Crumbling Before Our Eyes…

Dave Zirin (2021-01-21). Kyrie Irving Does Not Have to Be Who You Want Him to Be. thenation.com Kyrie Irving Does Not Have to Be Who You Want Him to Be…

Commonwealth Club (2021-01-21). Wednesday 2/3: Talk on the Mothers of the Civil Rights Movement w/ Author Anna Malaika Tubbs. indybay.org Online event…

City of Sunnvale (2021-01-21). Saturday 1/30: Carbon Neutral Portfolio: From Vision to Strategy. indybay.org Free webinar.

Isis Feral (2021-01-21). Friday Deadline: Defend Oakland's Pesticide Ban! indybay.org The City of Oakland is preparing an Environmental Impact Report (EIR) that threatens to roll back a local law that restricts pesticide use on public lands. The herbicides glyphosate, triclopyr, and imazapyr would be exempted for use in the Oakland hills, as part of a plan to remove large numbers of trees. Public comments on the Draft EIR are DUE FRIDAY, JANUARY 22, 2021 AT 5PM…

Knowledge Protects (2021-01-21). 30 Kinds Of Hunting, Fishing Deaths and Injuries. indybay.org Accidents and diseases resulting from killing animals, birds, fishes…

FFWEEC (2021-01-21). Wednesday 1/27: The Equal Rights Amendment & the Disability Community Town Hall. indybay.org Online panel discussion…

WorkWeeek (2021-01-21). Thursday 1/21: SF BayView Editor Malik Washington Journalist Rights & Google Firing Of Dr. Timnit Gebru. indybay.org KPOO.COM San Francisco | KPOO 98.5 FM…

Anonymous Park Defender (2021-01-21). UC Places Initial Fencing Around People's Park, More to Come. indybay.org January 19th, the day before Biden's inauguration in DC, the University of California at Berkeley has placed the initial fencing on People's Park. "Work is coming", said Kyle Gibson, the director of communications for UCB Capital Strategies (quoted speaking to Berkeleyside).

anonymous (2021-01-21). San Francisco ICE office attacked. indybay.org On January 18, as strong winds raged, 30+ anti-racists attacked the Immigration and Customs Enforcement office in San Francisco.

Zachary Conti (2021-01-21). President Biden Extends Student Loan Payment Freeze. indybay.org President Biden will extend the freeze on student debt payments as one of his first executive actions after his inauguration.

City of Sunnyvale (2021-01-21). Saturday 2/20: EV 201: Finding the EV for Your Lifestyle. indybay.org Free webinar, register below.

slingshot collective (2021-01-21). Saturday 2/6: Article deadline for Slingshot issue #133. indybay.org Long Haul Infoshop – 3124 Shattuck Ave Berkeley – 510-540-0751…

anonymous autonomist (2021-01-21). Windows Broken, Graffiti Attack on south san francisco courthouse. indybay.org On January 19, on Ramaytush Ohlone land occupied under the name "South San Francisco", the county courthouse was vandalized with anti-police, anti-State, anti-colonization slogans and the windows of the front entrance were smashed in.

From Speech Transcript – (2021-01-21). United States of America President Joseph Biden Inauguration Day Speech. indybay.org As we look ahead in our uniquely American way, restless, bold, optimistic, and set our sights on a nation we know we can be and must be.

Mother Jones (2021-01-21). Thursday 2/4: "Mother Jones" in Conversation w/ Rev. William Barber, Sharrelle Barber & Rebekah Barber. indybay.org Online event; open to the community…

reenvia Red Latina sin fronteras (2021-01-21). ENLACES de Red Latina sin fronteras 20.01.2021. indybay.org ENLACES de Red Latina sin fronteras 20.01.2021 | comunicaciones e información para la liberación…

imperial.ac.uk (2021-01-21). Imperial students launch educational platform to boost diversity in STEM. imperial.ac.uk Accelerate aims to support students from underrepresented backgrounds to secure university offers, internships and graduate jobs.

Qassam Muaddi (2021-01-21). 'Stripped to the Bone': Israel Advances Plan to Cut Off Palestinian Suburb from Jerusalem. globalresearch.ca Vehicles move slowly a few metres down the crowded main street of Aizarya, a Palestinian suburb east of Jerusalem, before stopping again. | Islam Rabea, a 23-year-old minibus driver, pulls on the handbrake and begins musing again. | "This town is more …

Rod Driver (2021-01-21). How to Buy Politicians: Corruption and Lobbying. globalresearch.ca "Very few of the common people realize that the political and legal systems have been corrupted by decades of corporate lobbying"(1) | Until recently, the terms Public Relations (PR) and lobbying were used slightly differently. Lobbying means direct communications with policy-makers. …

Cuba Solidarity Campaign (2021-01-21). Cuba Solidarity Campaign Statement on the United States Listing of Cuba as a State Sponsor of Terrorism. globalresearch.ca The Cuba Solidarity Campaign adds its voice to the worldwide condemnation of the outgoing Trump administration's listing of Cuba as a 'state sponsor of terrorism'. | Trump's move is designed to hinder the incoming Biden administration from reprising the Obama era's …

David Faris (2021-01-21). The Hatred and Insurrection fomented by our first Internet-Troll President finally Drove him from Office. juancole.com Chicago (Special to Informed Comment) — In his perfunctory farewell speech, released on Tuesday many months after he had churlishly quit on the American people in their greatest hour of need, Donald Trump claimed that he and his band of inept rapscallions had come to Washington to "restore the allegiance of this government to its …

miningwatch (2021-01-21). Can We Mine Our Way Out of the Climate Crisis? miningwatch.ca This report highlighs the emerging conflict between growing renewable energy generation and the destructive effects that mining can have.

Vida Johnson (2021-01-21). The Capitol insurrection and white supremacist infiltration of U.S. Police. nationofchange.org Domestic terrorism from far-right groups is a significant threat to America's safety and security.

Peoples Dispatch (2021-01-21). Plans to liquidate Egyptian Iron and Steel Company draw protest. peoplesdispatch.org The decision by the management of the Egyptian Iron and Steel Company to liquidate the company has led to protests with unions saying that up to 8,000 employees will lose their jobs…

Luis Feliz Leon (2021-01-21). Ghosts of the Cold War Haunted the Capitol Siege. progressive.org The pro-Trump insurrection reflects a decades-long connection between far-right extremism and U.S. militarism.

Don Fitz (2021-01-21). Remembering Cuba's Commitment to Angola's Liberation Movement. globalresearch.ca Cuban blood left its stamp on the conscience of the world after the Angolan Wars of 1975-1988. Corporate politicians are united in their desire for us to ignore this reality. | Fed up with foreign wars, Portuguese officers overthrew Prime Minister …

WSWS (2021-01-21). Philippine military breaks longstanding agreement, returns forces to campuses. wsws.org The return of the Philippine military to the University of the Philippines campuses is both a salvo in the ongoing struggle between rival factions of the elite and another step towards authoritarian rule.

Monika Zgustova (2021-01-21). Trump's European Orphans. counterpunch.org I was born and raised in a Prague that was under the sway of totalitarian communism. Back then, we all knew that we couldn't trust any official statement because the authorities never told the truth. At school, we were inculcated with doctrines that hardly anyone believed in, and dominating everything was class hatred, one of

Scott Ritter (2021-01-21). I didn't vote for Biden, but want him to succeed in righting the train wreck of US democracy. The carnage has to stop here and now. thealtworld.com Joe Biden's inaugural address was overshadowed by the reality that framed it: a nation deeply divided along …

Amanda Mills (2021-01-21). Mexico contemplates use of GMO corn in animal feed. nationofchange.org Mexico is currently the biggest foreign market for U.S. GMO yellow corn.

tfaadmin (2021-01-21). WEBINAR: The struggle for Food Sovereignty In Venezuela. taskforceamericas.org WEBINAR: Venezuela's Struggle for Food Sovereignty under the US Blockade Register here: zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_gFJfwt6CQkK3… Thursday Jan 21, 2021 7: 00 PM ET, 4: 00 PM Pacific Time William Camacaro will interview Hugo Alberto Nieves on the progress and challenges to establish food sovereignty in Venezuela. (Simultaneous English translation) William Camacaro maintains the website (in English), revolucionalimentaria.org, a resource for background information on…

WSWS (2021-01-21). Landmark victory for Smart Motorways Kill campaign as coroner rules Jason Mercer and Alexandru Murgeanu were unlawfully killed. wsws.org The ruling is a devastating blow against Highway England's campaign to defend "smart motorways."

John C. A. Manley (2021-01-21). Medical Doctor Warns that "Bacterial Pneumonias Are on the Rise" from Mask Wearing. globalresearch.ca Important article by John C. A Manley. First published in October 2020 | "A group is suing Tulsa Mayor G.T. Bynum and Tulsa Health Department Executive Director Bruce Dart, saying the city's mask mandate is harmful to healthy people," reports

oneworld.press (2021-01-21). The Downfall of Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte. oneworld.press Mark Rutte (right), former Prime Minister of the Netherlands, defending ex-Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Netherlands Halbe Zijlstra (left) who lied about his visit to the dacha of Russian President Vladimir Putin.

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Kester Kenn Klomegah (2021-01-21). Russia's Financial Strategy for Africa. globalresearch.ca In order to raise its geopolitical influence, Russia has been making efforts identifying mega infrastructure projects such as nuclear power and energy, natural resources exploration and talks consistently about increasing trade with Africa. On the other hand, Russia primarily needs …

Peoples Dispatch (2021-01-21). In Pakistan's North Waziristan, residents take to the streets against murder of doctor. peoplesdispatch.org Dr. Waliullah Dawar was killed last week by unknown assailants. On Wednesday, led by Pashtun Tahafuz Movement leader Mohsin Dawar, protesters demanded legal action against the perpetrators and immediate release of all political prisoners…

Jonah Raskin (2021-01-21). Mob v. Crowd: the Mass Psychology of Madness. counterpunch.org Mobs are unruly. They usually don't have leaders and leadership. Crowds, on the other hand, are disciplined. They have spokesmen and women, structure and discipline Those aren't iron clad definitions, but they provide a useful framework to talk about the upheaval that took place at the Capitol on January 6, 2021. As more and more information surfaces, it becomes clearer and clearer that a crowd, not a mob, attacked what is called "The People's House." A crowd is more dangerous than a mob.

oneworld.press (2021-01-21). The Downfall of Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte. oneworld.press Mark Rutte (right), former Prime Minister of the Netherlands, defending ex-Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Netherlands Halbe Zijlstra (left) who lied about his visit to the dacha of Russian President Vladimir Putin.

Joe Mayall (2021-01-21). 'Call of Duty' Doesn't Just Depict Bad History—It's Pro-War Propaganda. progressive.org In the video game's latest sequel, Black Ops Cold War, players are tasked with committing "highly illegal" atrocities.

Steve Martinot (2021-01-21). Police Obedience and Racialization. counterpunch.org What good is a constitution if you can't use it? What good is it if it tells you how to govern and you say: "we can't govern that way." What good is it if it proclaims democracy and you use it to dominate people? When the cops enact their brutality toward black people, are they

_____ (2021-01-21). How use of drones to secure borders threatens all our rights. truepublica.org.uk A new report published by Drone Wars UK investigates the increasing use of military-style drones by governments to patrol state borders. The study, which examines the use of drones at the borders of the UK, EU, US, Russia, China, Australia and elsewhere, concludes that drones are contributing to the militarisation of everyday borders as part …

Colin Todhunter (2021-01-21). Farmers' Protests Reflect Existential Crisis of Indian Agriculture. globalresearch.ca With over 800 million people, rural India is arguably the most interesting and complex place on the planet but is plagued by farmer suicides, child malnourishment, growing unemployment, increased informalisation, indebtedness and an overall collapse of agriculture. | Given that India …

Peoples Dispatch (2021-01-21). China sanctions Trump administration officials including Pompeo, Bolton and Bannon. peoplesdispatch.org 28 officials of the Donald Trump administration were sanctioned for having "seriously violated China's sovereignty" and being "mainly responsible for such US moves on China-related issues."

oneworld.press (2021-01-21). To What Degree Is The US Really Meddling In Uganda?>. oneworld.press The Ugandan government's accusations of American meddling in the country's latest elections warrant closer scrutiny to identify the degree to which this is really happening and whether or not it can realistically succeed.

WSWS (2021-01-21). Yellen takes aggressive stance on China in treasury secretary confirmation hearing. wsws.org Yellen's nomination seems assured, as she enjoys support from both the Republicans and Wall Street.

WSWS (2021-01-21). I'm Your Woman: The problem of films not genuinely drawn from life. wsws.org In the 1970s, a suburban housewife in the Pittsburgh area leading a largely conventional life experiences a series of increasingly rude and dangerous shocks.

WSWS (2021-01-21). New York City educators call for unified struggle with striking Hunts Point market workers! wsws.org Our brothers and sisters at Hunts Point have taken a courageous stand for the rights of workers everywhere, and we call on them to form their own rank-and-file committee independent of the Teamsters to carry forward their struggle.

claudia (2021-01-21). Your National Political Committee newsletter — Embracing the day-to-day work. dsausa.org Enjoy your January National Political Committee (NPC) newsletter! Our NPC is an elected eighteen-person body (including two YDSA members who share a vote) which functions as the board of directors of DSA. In this month's newsletter, you can read their thoughts on creating a lasting multi-racial democracy and get involved in DSA's work today. From…

mgrochowski (2021-01-21). Rediscovering Earth, Reclaiming Our Lives: A Conversation with Kim Stanley Robinson. dsausa.org Kim Stanley Robinson has been called one of the greatest science fiction writers of our age and has shown a pronounced focus on the environment throughout his work. In this webinar, he talks with philosopher Anders Dunker about what it will take to re-imagine and achieve a new relationship to the Earth and to each…

happen.network (2021-01-21). Video: The New Normal Documentary. globalresearch.ca A great documentary that investigates The Fourth Industrial Revolution, what the 1% has to gain and the rest of us are about to lose. | Watch the video below. | * | Note to readers: please click the share buttons above or below. …

WSWS (2021-01-21). Weakened Italian government clings to power. wsws.org Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte survived confidence votes in both chambers of the Italian parliament and now heads a minority government.

Bill Lueders (2021-01-21). Let Donald Trump Run Again. progressive.org There is no need to invoke rarely used constitutional clauses to keep him from running.

oneworld.press (2021-01-21). To What Degree Is The US Really Meddling In Uganda?>. oneworld.press The Ugandan government's accusations of American meddling in the country's latest elections warrant closer scrutiny to identify the degree to which this is really happening and whether or not it can realistically succeed.

Fight Back (2021-01-21). Milwaukee Common Council reverses earlier vote, approves COPS Grant. fightbacknews.org Milwaukee, WI – Late in the morning on January 19, the members of Milwaukee's Common Council gathered for a second vote on the Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS) Grant. People watched, angered as the council voted 9-6 to accept the grant. | The first time the council voted, back on December 15, the vote was the same (9-6) but to deny the program. In a curious – and perhaps revealing – decision, Alderperson Nikiya Dodd (a previous "no" voter) put forward a motion for the second vote, which was then passed. This time around, Dodd voted "yes," as did Alderpersons Ashanti Hamilton and Chantia Lewis. Hamilton…

happen.network (2021-01-21). Video: "The New Normal" Documentary. globalresearch.ca We are at the crossroads of one of the most serious crises in World history. We are living history, yet our understanding of the sequence of events since January 2020 has been blurred. | Worldwide, people have been misled both by …

WSWS (2021-01-21). Stellantis revives 12-hour shifts for Sterling Heights Assembly skilled trades. wsws.org It is apparent that the earlier report by the Free Press that the 12/7 schedule had been withdrawn was deliberately misleading, aimed at buying the UAW and management a little more time to prepare a new blitz to impose the grueling 12-hour schedule.

Global Research News (2021-01-20). Selected Articles: The New Domestic War on Terror Is Coming. globalresearch.ca By The last two weeks have ushered in a wave of new domestic police powers and rhetoric in the name of fighting "terrorism" that are carbon …

Hillel Italie (2021-01-20). Poet Amanda Gorman: 'Even as we grieved, we grew.'. peoplesworld.org NEW YORK (AP) — Inaugural poet Amanda Gorman summoned images dire and triumphant Wednesday as she called out to the world "even as we grieved, we grew." In language referencing Biblical scripture and at times echoing the oratory of John F. Kennedy and the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., the 22-year-old Gorman read with urgency …

Kathy Durkin (2021-01-20). Women bear brunt of unemployment in COVID economic crisis. workers.org The month of December revealed some stunning news affecting the U.S. working class, as the impact of the viral pandemic and the capitalist economic crisis continues. The burden of unemployment has fallen on women, especially Black, Latinx, Arab, Asian, Indigenous, im/migrant and low-wage workers. LGBTQ2S+ individuals and people with disabilities . . . |

RWAAL (2021-01-20). All Workers Must Support Honduran migrants and refugees. indybay.org Two months after hurricanes Eta and Iota devastated the region and as the pandemic crisis continues, caravan members are escaping conditions of absolute destitution. Capitalist governments line up to thwart workers' pursuit of life, liberty, and happiness.

splcenter (2021-01-20). President Biden's day-one action a critical step for immigrant justice. splcenter.org &nbsp…

teleSUR (2021-01-20). Joe Biden: Immigration Reform During First Day in Office. telesurenglish.net U.S. President Joe Biden has sent Congress an immigration reform bill to facilitate citizenship for undocumented migrants. The bill, set to become the most transformative reform package since 1986, is one of the first initiatives Biden kicked off on inauguration day. | RELATED: | The U.S. Citizenship Act of 2021 aims at creating a legalization mechanism for the over 10.5 million undocumented migrants living in the U…

news.un (2021-01-20). 'Complex' emergency unfolding in Mozambique's Cabo Delgado, warn UN agencies. news.un.org UN agencies voiced deep concern on Wednesday over the worsening humanitarian crisis in Mozambique's Cabo Delgado province, where attacks by armed groups have forced more than 565,000 to flee their homes.

Juan Cole (2021-01-20). An Admiring Review of Cole, 'Muhammad: Prophet of Peace,' in Algeria's Echorouq. juancole.com The Algerian newspaper Echorouq [al-Shuruq] has published a positive review of the Arabic translation of my book, Muhammad: Prophet of Peace amid the Clash of Empires Available at Nicola's Books in Ann Arbor And Hachette And Barnes and Noble And Amazon Juan says: In turbulent era, I am most gratified that Muslim readers on the …

Manuela Solé (2021-01-20). Venezuela Issues Arrest Warrants for 'Illegal' Oil Executives. venezuelanalysis.com Oil subsidiary CITGO has been the subject of several legal battles.

Guest Contributor (2021-01-20). Overseas Operations Bill: Getting Away With Murder — Dr Ronan Cormacain. ukhumanrightsblog.com Pardons versus failure to prosecute One of the many outrages perpetrated by Donald Trump in the waning of his Presidency was granting a pardon to four private military contractors for their role in the Nisour Square massacre. Those military contractors had opened fire indiscriminately, killing 14 Iraqi civilians, including two children. As with many of Trump's …

IMEMC News (2021-01-20). Palestinian Family Survives What Would Have Been A Massacre By Israeli Shell. imemc.org The family of Taiseer Abdul-Jawad (Abu Mazen), living in their home in the eastern part of the al-Maghazi refugee camp, in central Gaza Strip, has survived what would have turned into a massacre when an Israeli shell struck their home as they slept. Abu Mazen said that he, his wife, and their children were sleeping …

Mustafa Abu Sneineh (2021-01-20). Filmmakers denounce Israel ban on Palestinian documentary 'Jenin, Jenin'. middleeasteye.net Filmmakers denounce Israel ban on Palestinian documentary 'Jenin, Jenin' | An Israeli court orders filmmaker Mohammad Bakri to pay $55,000 in damages to an Israeli officer in a defamation case, and seizes copies of 2002 film | Wed, 01/20/2021 – 13: 24 | Mohammad Bakri gestures during a talk at Dar al-Kalima University College of Arts and Culture in Bethlehem city, Palestine (Scree…

Nadda Osman (2021-01-20). Palestinian man who fed cats at al-Aqsa mosque dies from Covid-19. middleeasteye.net Palestinian man who fed cats at al-Aqsa mosque dies from Covid-19 | Hundreds of people mourn the death of Hajj Ghassan Younes, known for his generosity and his feeding of cats and birds in the area | Wed, 01/20/2021 – 15: 51 | Many have shared fond memories of Hajj Ghassan Younes online, remembering his generosity and kindness towards children and animals (Screengrab/Facebook) | An air of sadness was fel…

Qassam Muaddi (2021-01-20). 'Stripped to the bone': Israel advances plan to cut off Palestinian suburb from Jerusalem. middleeasteye.net 'Stripped to the bone': Israel advances plan to cut off Palestinian suburb from Jerusalem | For centuries, Aizarya has been a satellite of the holy city. Now Israel wants to close off its access with a wall in a scheme denounced as de facto annexation | Wed, 01/20/2021 – 13: 12 | Issam Faroun pointing a 1930s panoramic photo of Aizarya (MEE/Qassam Muaddi) | Vehicles move slowly a few metres down th…

MEE staff (2021-01-20). Israel publishes tenders for hundreds of new illegal settler homes. middleeasteye.net Israel publishes tenders for hundreds of new illegal settler homes | Some of the tenders are for building 2,112 units in various illegal settlements in the occupied West Bank, and 460 housing units in East Jerusalem | Wed, 01/20/2021 – 15: 41 | A bulldozer moving sand at a construction site in Ramat Shlomo, a Jewish settlement in the mainly Palestinian eastern sector of Jerusalem (AFP) | Israel's Ministry of C…

Taylor Ikehara (2021-01-20). AFRICOM says they left Somalia, San Diego activists tell the truth. liberationnews.org On Jan. 16, ANSWER Coalition (Act Now to Stop War and End Racism) and the Party for Socialism and Liberation held a speak-out and banner drop at Teralta Park in the City Heights neighborhood of San Diego to demand a withdrawal of all U.S. forces from Somalia and an end to AFRICOM. City Heights is …

Gary Leupp (2021-01-20). On U.S. "Adversaries" counterpunch.org The United States more or less officially regards a handful of countries as "adversaries": Russia, China, Iran, North Korea, Syria, and Venezuela. There is not an official list approved by Congress, but the term is applied by politicians and journalists routinely to these countries. The reasons for their enmity are rarely specified; it is enough

_____ (2021-01-20). 'Subsidizing The Spread Of Covid'. popularresistance.org Nearly 200 corporate landlords received $320 million in federal pandemic-related assistance only to turn around and file more than 5,380 evictions between mid-March and mid-October of last year, recklessly displacing thousands of impoverished Americans in the midst of a public health and economic emergency. | That's according to Taxpayer Subsidized Evictions: Corporate Landlords Pocket Federal Sweetheart Deals, Subsidies, and Tax Breaks While Evicting Struggling Families, a newreport(pdf) published Tuesday by the Jobs With Justice Education Fund and the Private Equity Stakeholder Project.

Michael Day (2021-01-20). Italian Doctors Sanctioned for Raising Questions About COVID Vaccine. anti-empire.com An Italian doctors association has warned or disciplined 10 medics for promoting anti-vaccination propaganda and is considering sanctions against three others who are accused of downplaying the gravity of covid-19. | This comes amid growing concern that public scepticism over covid-19 vaccines could undermine Europe's fight against the coronavirus pandemic. | Antonio Magi, president of the Ordine dei Medici di Roma (Rome Doctors Guild), said that inquiries into 10 medics accused of unwarranted criticism of vaccinations had been completed, with punishments ranging from warnings to two month suspensions. The other…

RT (2021-01-20). UK registers WORST day of Covid fatalities, with 1,820 more deaths as Johnson warns of 'more to come' due to wave of new variant. rt.com The UK has reported a daily increase of 1,820 new coronavirus deaths on the country's worst day of the pandemic, with opposition MPs blaming Prime Minister Boris Johnson and the government for the shocking figures. | The deaths from the past 24 hours take the total number of those who have died within 28 days of a positive Covid-19 test to 93,290, while the number of deaths with the virus mentioned on the death certificate now stands at 101,880. | A further 38,905 Covid-19 cases were also reported on Wednesday, taking the UK to 3.5 million infections in total to date. | The latest data continues the downward t…

MEE and agencies (2021-01-20). Covid-19: Turkey vaccinates more than one million people, says health ministry. middleeasteye.net Covid-19: Turkey vaccinates more than one million people, says health ministry | Turkey has now given a first shot of the coronavirus vaccine to more than one percent of the population | Wed, 01/20/2021 – 13: 17 | A healthcare worker checks the body temperature of an elderly woman at a nursing home in Ankara, on 19 January 2021, amid the Covid-19 pandemic (AFP) | More than one million peop…

news.un (2021-01-20). Healthy diets 'nearly impossible' for 1.9 billion in Asia-Pacific: UN report. news.un.org The economic impact of the coronavirus pandemic and surging food prices have made it "nearly impossible" for almost two billion people in Asia and the Pacific to eat healthy diets, a new United Nations report revealed on Wednesday.

news.un (2021-01-20). Over 1.9 billion people in Asia-Pacific unable to afford a healthy diet: UN report. news.un.org The economic impact of the coronavirus pandemic and surging food prices are keeping almost two billion people in Asia and the Pacific from healthy diets, United Nations agencies said on Wednesday.

WSWS (2021-01-20). China's growth rate increase fuels geo-political tensions. wsws.org The 6.5 percent growth in the fourth quarter indicates that the Chinese economy is expanding at a faster rate than before the COVID-19 pandemic.

John C. A. Manley (2021-01-20). Video: The Silent Enemy: The Lockdown Concerto of Dr. Ronald B. Brown, PhD. globalresearch.ca He disrupted the academic world with his peer-reviewed paper exposing the exaggerated threat of an "invisible enemy" (the novel coronavirus). According to Dr. Brown "the public's overreaction to the coronavirus pandemic was based on the worst miscalculation in the history of humanity."

WSWS (2021-01-20). The science of the pandemic supports teachers' concerns over the dangers of school reopening—Part one. wsws.org Science validates teachers' concerns that in-person education during the pandemic is a dangerous proposition. This article reviews some of the more recent scientific findings.

Peoples Dispatch (2021-01-20). Brazilians celebrate arrival of Venezuelan oxygen to struggling Manaus. peoplesdispatch.org Following the collapse of the healthcare system in the Brazilian state of Amazonas, Venezuela has sent 130,000 liters of oxygen and a brigade of 107 doctors to help combat the pandemic…

Peoples Dispatch (2021-01-20). Brazilians celebrate arrival of Venezuelan oxygen supplies to struggling Manaus. peoplesdispatch.org Following the collapse of the healthcare system in the Brazilian state of Amazonas, Venezuela has sent 130,000 liters of oxygen and a brigade of 107 doctors to help combat the pandemic…

_____ (2021-01-20). No Pardons For Edward Snowden Or Julian Assange. popularresistance.org Although several long shot campaigns were mounted, President Donald Trump did not pardon any whistleblowers who were indicted or prosecuted under the United States Espionage Act. He also declined to pardon the only journalist ever to be indicted under the World War I-era law. | WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange and NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden were not offered clemency because Trump "did not want to anger Senate Republicans who will soon determine whether he's convicted during his Senate trial." | "Multiple GOP lawmakers had sent messages through aides that they felt strongly about not granting clemency to Ass…