2021-02-13: News Headlines

Stephanie Nakajima (2021-02-13). The Path to Winning a Floor Vote for Medicare for All in Congress. zcomm.org The #ForceTheVote debate is about how to hold members of Congress accountable — not whether to do so…

Eds. (2021-02-13). Lula's arrest is "a gift from the CIA", mocked Lava Jato prosecutor. mronline.org A petition filed with the Federal Supreme Court (STF) by the defence of ex-president Lula presents such new evidence that ex-judge Sergio Moro colluded with foreign authorities in conducting the process which led to the arrest of the Workers Party leader, and his subsequent barring from a run for the presidency in 2018.

Lawrence Wittner (2021-02-13). Will the Nuclear Powers Ever Be Willing to Forgo Their Nuclear Weapons? zcomm.org Supporting the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons remains conspicuously absent from the Biden administration's agenda, as it is from the agendas of all the other nuclear powers…

Editor (2021-02-13). Will the ICC Finally Put an End to Israel's War Crimes? scheerpost.com By Juan Cole / Informed Comment On February 5, the International Criminal Court found that it had jurisdiction to consider war crimes and crimes against humanity and the crime of Apartheid in the Palestinian territories. Israeli politician Abba Eban once quipped that Palestinians never lost the opportunity to lose an opportunity. But Palestinians have carefully… |

Juan Cole (2021-02-13). Federal Court strikes down Arkansas' attempt to Punish proponents of Boycotting Israel over its treatment of Palestinians. juancole.com Ann Arbor (Informed Comment) — Andrew DeMillo at the Associated Press reports that a 3-judge panel of the 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in St. Louis has struck down an Arkansas law requiring contractors with the state to sign a pledge not to boycott Israel. The alternative print monthly the Arkansas Times carried advertising …

teleSUR (2021-02-13). Peru: Health Minister Resigns After Vizcarra's Vaccination. telesurenglish.net According to the local newspaper La República, Mazzetti decided to resign due to the constant criticism from parliamentarians after it became known that the former president Manuel Vizcarra (2018-2020) was vaccinated against the new coronavirus, the cause of COVID-19, before the vaccine became available to the general public. | RELATED; | Similarly, Mazzetti announced her resignation due to the criticism of the management…

Logician (2021-02-13). Farm animals and birds catch covid Slaughterhouse workers have very high rates of inf. indybay.org The 2 way street between infected farm animals and | birds.. and infected workers has been established. | If covid can remain on surfaces it can remain on the flesh of living or killed animals.

WSWS repost (2021-02-13). California study highlights dangers of COVID-19 pandemic to the working class. indybay.org According to a recent report by a UCSF research team, essential workers experienced a 22 percent higher mortality rate than they did in the four years before the pandemic.

MEE and agencies (2021-02-13). Lebanon receives first Covid-19 vaccine shipment. middleeasteye.net Lebanon receives first Covid-19 vaccine shipment | The vaccines have been sponsored by the World Bank, as Lebanon struggles with a financial crisis and a devastated healthcare system | Sat, 02/13/2021 – 15: 47 | Hospitals in Lebanon, including St George Hospital devastated by the 4 August Beirut blast, have been struggling to care for the influx of Covid-19 patients (MEE/Elizabeth Fitt)…

WSWS repost (2021-02-13). California nursing home workers strike as state surpasses New York for most COVID deaths. indybay.org Workers at a Burlingame Skilled Nursing Facility are on strike in protest against understaffing and unsafe conditions. 207 residents at the Burlingame facility have contracted Covid-19 and 34 have died. At least 65 workers have also been infected.

Global Research News (2021-02-13). Selected Articles: The Corona Virus Vaccine. globalresearch.ca Global Research brings to the attention the attention of our readers a selection of articles on the coronavirus vaccine. | "The Second Wave of the pandemic commenced in October 2020. The Pfizer Moderna corona vaccine was launched in early November 2020. …

Global Research News (2021-02-13). Corona Fake Pandemic: Italy Subjected to a Holy Inquisition of False Science. globalresearch.ca Italian Transcript below | Thank you, Mr President. | We have been spied on, subjugated, treated like criminals by a government that in two months has destroyed our fundamental, natural and constitutional rights. Parliament has been replaced by the various task forces …

Global Research News (2021-02-13). Corona Fake Pandemic: Italy Subjected to a Holy Inquisition of False Science. globalresearch.ca (suoni di strappare una copia cartacea dl DCPM) |

| Italian Transcript below | Please, colleague, thank you, Mr President. | We have been spied on, subjugated, treated like criminals by a government that in two months has destroyed our fundamental, natural and constitutional |

_____ (2021-02-13). Lessons From Down Under: Supporting Indigenous Stewardship. popularresistance.org Indigenous Guardians across the country are managing lands and waters, protecting important animals like salmon and caribou and ensuring development occurs responsibly. We are caring for lands and waters we love on behalf of our Nations. | This work is good for the land, and it's good for people too. Guardians programs provide local jobs rooted in culture and connections between youth and Elders. They transform people's lives and strengthen our communities. | Investment in Indigenous-led conservation helps create these positive results—and with more investment we can expand them. Canada can look to Australi…

_____ (2021-02-13). #DefundLine3: Stopping This Pipeline Is A Matter Of Justice. popularresistance.org The fight to stop the Line 3 tar sands pipeline is about justice for the land. It's about justice for the water. Justice for Anishinaabe people whose culture and way of life it threatens. Justice for people all over the world who are being impacted by the climate crisis. | That's why I am excited to announce that, this week, we launched a major new campaign: #DefundLine3. You can click here to take the first action as part of this campaign. | Back in 2016, I helped to launch #DefundDAPL. As Indigenous Water Protectors were being brutalized by racist, militarized police‚Äïshot with rubber bullets,…

Vijay Prashad (2021-02-13). The complex politics, geopolitics of the Myanmar coup. zcomm.org The 'new cold war' between the US and China has deepened the instability that has marked Myanmar's history since 1962…

Staff (2021-02-13). New Study Says Appalachian Fracking Boom Has Done Little for Local Economies. truthout.org Appalachia's fracking boom has failed to deliver on promises of jobs and benefits to local economies, according to a new study. | The

Hi'Keem Mobley (2021-02-13). $3 billion to spare? Alabama's governor spends on prisons. liberationnews.org Alabama is making one of the largest public expenditures in the state's history—on building new prisons. Governor Ivey should put $3 billion dollars towards making Alabamians' lives better, and not towards justifying mass incarceration.

Staff (2021-02-13). Legalizing All Drugs Is Just the Beginning of a Compassionate Drug Policy. truthout.org President Joe Biden has shifted some of his positions on drug policy in recent years: He's now against However, peer a bit closer, and you'll see that Biden's drug policy approach still assumes there is something inherently wrong with illicit drugs and…

Robert Hunziker (2021-02-13). What If Oumuamua Is the Real Deal? dissidentvoice.org Solar system.nasa.gov If Oumuamua is the real deal, meaning an alien craft, then Earthlings are doing some really weird stuff on the scale of alien intelligence. Think about it… If it's an alien craft or drone, there's no way it entered the sun's solar system, swooping within 15M miles of Earth, powered by fossil fuels. …

Yanis Iqbal (2021-02-13). Why Suu Kyi is Incapable of Defeating the Military. dissidentvoice.org On 12 February, 2021, the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) adopted a resolution in which it criticized the removal of Myanmar's democratically elected government by the military, locally known as Tatmadaw. The Council also called urgently for the immediate and unconditional release of all persons arbitrarily detained, including State Counselor Aung San Suu Kyi …

Ryan Hamby (2021-02-13). Interview: Formerly incarcerated organizer on Feb. 6 St. Louis jail protest. liberationnews.org On February 10, Liberation News interviewed Ronnie Amiyn, an organizer with EXPO (Ex-Incarcerated People Organizing) St. Louis about the organization, the conditions in St. Louis jails, the protests and organizing of incarcerated people and the responses of jail officials and the media.

Rick Sterling (2021-02-13). Why Victoria Nuland is Dangerous and Should Not be Confirmed. dissidentvoice.org Victoria Nuland exemplifies the neocons who have led US foreign policy from one disaster to another for the past 30 years while evading accountability. It is a bad sign that President Joe Biden has nominated Victoria Nuland for the third highest position at the State Department, Under Secretary for Political Affairs. As a top-level appointee, …

Anand Naidoo (2021-02-13). The Heat: U.S. Black History Month. america.cgtn.com It's Black History Month here in the United States, a time to commemorate the trials and triumphs of African-Americans. February marks a special time in the U.S with Black History Month being a celebration of African-American history and heritage. But in 2020, it was an …

Gabriela Silva (2021-02-13). Wrongly jailed Queens youth organized own defense from prison: Free Prakash Churaman! liberationnews.org The Free Prakash Alliance continues to demand that the Queens District Attorney Melinda Katz drop all charges against Prakash Churaman.

Eds. (2021-02-13). The biopolitics of nursing homes. mronline.org Historically, the châteaux of the Loire Valley were assessed by their windows. 'A fifty-windowed castle', an onlooker might surmise to suggest its worth. Russian boyars quantified their properties in souls—whether dead or alive, according to Gogol's Dead Souls.

350 Español (2021-02-13). La justicia ecuatoriana exigió eliminar la quema de gas de la actividad petrolera en la Amazonía. peoplesworld.org El 26 de enero pasado, en una sentencia histórica, la justicia ecuatoriana falló a favor de nueve niñas que exigían que se apagaran los mecheros que queman gas de la industria petrolera en la Amazonía, principalmente en las provincias de Sucumbíos y Orellana. La Corte Provincial de Justicia de Sucumbíos declaró que el estado ecuatoriano …

Dr. Vladislav B. Sotirović (2021-02-13). The Unspoken Crimes of World War II: The Dresden Massacre of 1945. globalresearch.ca 76 Years Ago: "The 1945 Dresden Raid was surely one of the most destructive air-raids during the WWII but in the world history of massive military destructions and the war crimes against humanity too.

WSWS (2021-02-13). Video: SEP (Australia) responds to Coles' denunciation of "extremist socialists" wsws.org Coles revealed the real line-up in the Smeaton Grange warehouse dispute: the company and the union on one side, and the workers on the other.

Peoples Dispatch (2021-02-13). Crucial vote to decide unionization of Amazon workers in Alabama. peoplesdispatch.org Thousands of workers at Amazon's Bessemer warehouse in the US state of Alabama to decide whether or not to unionize. Amazon warehouses in the United States and has come after years of efforts by trade union movements to organize delivery workers in the country.

Sonali Kolhatkar (2021-02-13). Why Amazon Is Fighting So Hard to Stop Warehouse Workers From Unionizing. zcomm.org Workers at one of Amazon's warehouses are deciding whether or not to join a union. Amazon's union-busting efforts indicate just how important the vote is…

Felicity Arbuthnot (2021-02-13). Iraq: Forty Years Ago. The St. Valentine's Day Massacres: Still Ongoing. globalresearch.ca Initially published on Valentine's Day 2010. | Veteran War Correspondent and Associate Editor of Global Research Felicity Arbuthnot reminds us of the crimes against humanity committed against the Iraqi people at the height of Iraq War I, euphemistically described as …

Online News Editor (2021-02-13). Haiti appoints new judges in crackdown on judiciary after failed coup. laprensalatina.com By Maria Montecelos Port-au-Prince, Feb 13 (efe-epa).- Haiti has replaced three Supreme Court judges who allegedly participated in a failed bid to overthrow the government of President Jovenel Moise amid a mounting public outrage over when his term ends. The new Supreme Court judges are Octélus Dorvilien, Louiselmé Joseph, and Pierre Harry Alexis. However, their …

Support Peace Hero (2021-02-13). Biden Wants to Extradite Peace Hero Assange. indybay.org Proud Democrat Pres Biden's "Justice" Dept is appealing a British decision to not allow extradition of Julian Assange who exposed American war crimes in Iraq. See consortiumnews.com/2021/02/12/biden-doj-…

yenisafak (2021-02-13). ANALYSIS – Palestinian elections to test Fatah's cohesion. yenisafak.com Abbas is facing stiff competition from two candidates — Marwan Barghouti, a member of the central committee currently serving a life sentence in an Israeli jail, and Muhammad Dahlan, a controversial figure who was dismissed and is currently harbored by the United Arab Emirates as he faces legal cases from Palestine and Turkey on several charges, including murder, corruption, and involvement in a 2016 defeated coup in Turkey.Palestinian factions agreed Tuesday in Cairo to establish an elections court based on a national consensus among judges from Jerusalem, the West Bank, and Gaza.- Barred from runningAbdullah K…

yenisafak (2021-02-13). At least 30 militants dead in mosque blast, claims Afghan army. yenisafak.com At least 30 militants died when landmines they were preparing exploded in a mosque in Afghanistan's northern Balkh province, authorities said on Saturday.The dead include 24 Taliban insurgents and six foreign militants, the Afghan National Army's 209 Shaheen Corps said in a statement.The explosion occurred when the insurgents were making landmines during a training session in a mosque in Qiltaan village in the restive Dawlatabad district of the province bordering Uzbekistan, the statement said.The Taliban, however, refuted the claim, saying in a statement that a landmine exploded inside an empty room and there we…

The Lancet (2021-02-13). [Editorial] Improving prisoner health for stronger public health. thelancet.com COVID-19 vaccine policy for prisoners has been in the headlines across the USA and the UK. Discordant strategies exist, ranging from no vaccination, to vaccination equivalent to people in the community, to higher prioritisation for people in prison. Prisons are dangerous hotspots for acquiring SARS-CoV-2, and individuals who return to the community could unwittingly transmit the virus. In the USA alone, 372‚Äà583 prisoners have had COVID-19, with 2359 deaths, according to the Marshall Project. The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted the need to address racial and social inequalities globally, but…

Geoff Watts (2021-02-13). [Obituary] Donal Joseph O'Donoghue. thelancet.com Leading nephrologist in the UK. He was born in Droylsden, UK, on Aug 15, 1956, and died of COVID-19 in Stockport, UK, on Jan 3, 2021, aged 64 years.

Neha S Singh, Michelle Lokot, Chi-Chi Undie, Monica A Onyango, Rosemary Morgan, Anne Harmer, Jane Freedman, Shirin Heidari (2021-02-13). [Comment] Research in forced displacement: guidance for a feminist and decolonial approach. thelancet.com The COVID-19 pandemic has deepened inequities and undermined health, human rights, and gender equality for forcibly displaced populations.1,2 The United Nations Refugee Agency estimates that, at the end of 2019, there were 79 ∑5 million people forcibly displaced as a result of persecution, conflict, violence, human rights violations, or events seriously disturbing public order.3 Evidence about the needs of these populations is crucial to tailor effective and equitable responses, but data collection efforts are faced with considerable new challenges during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Rafael Dall'Alba, Cristianne Famer Rocha, Roberta de Pinho Silveira, Liciane da Silva Costa Dresch, Luciana Araújo Vieira, Marco André Germanà≤ (2021-02-13). [Correspondence] COVID-19 in Brazil: far beyond biopolitics. thelancet.com Richard Horton1 proposed the importance of Foucault's biopolitics as a concept for understanding COVID-19. While praising his commentary, we would add that in countries like Brazil, COVID-19 is not only about the politics of the body, but about the politics of death.

Richard Horton (2021-02-13). [Comment] Offline: The path out of lockdown. thelancet.com "Just read your paper. Hmm…it reads well, until you try and imagine what it actually will mean in practice." This response was from someone who understands well the burden of mental trauma this pandemic is causing. His objection to the argument for Zero-COVID was that it seemed to endorse "the greatest imposition of restricted civil liberties ever seen in peacetime". Indeed, during World War 2 cinemas, theatres, cafes, restaurants, and pubs all remained open. He concluded: "If I was allowed to vote on this Brave New World, I would reject it firmly…We now teach every medical student that patients have the righ…

Munyaradzi Makoni (2021-02-13). [World Report] Tanzania refuses COVID-19 vaccines. thelancet.com Government officials have dismissed COVID-19 vaccines and promoted unfounded remedies. Munyaradzi Makoni reports.

Carlos K.H. Wong, Eric Y.F. Wan, Sihui Luo, Yu Ding, Eric H.Y. Lau, Ping Ling, Xiaowen Hu, Edward C.H. Lau, Jerry Wong, Xueying Zheng, Benjamin J. Cowling, Jianping Weng, Gabriel M. Leung (2021-02-13). [Research Paper] Clinical outcomes of different therapeutic options for COVID-19 in two Chinese case cohorts: A propensity-score analysis. thelancet.com Our findings support the early administration of interferon-beta-1b alone or in combination with oral ribavirin for COVID-19 patients.

yenisafak (2021-02-13). Yemeni scientist in Turkish team developing COVID-19 vaccine. yenisafak.com Even as Yemen continues shocking the world, with its images of deaths, destruction, and starvation, one of its citizens Ali Azzawri is part of a Turkish scientific team rolling out a vaccine against the COVID-19.Azzawri, 39, was selected by the Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey known as TUBITAK in May 2020 to be part of a team of 13 scientists to indigenously develop Messenger RNA vaccines — also called mRNA vaccines to combat the pandemic.According to experts, these are new types of vaccines, who direct cells to make a particular protein to trigger an immune response. Other vaccines, inst…

Online News Editor (2021-02-13). Rio de Janeiro's empty Sambadrome lights up in tribute to Covid victims. laprensalatina.com Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Feb 12 (efe-epa).- Rio de Janeiro's Sambadrome will remain quiet and deserted between Friday and Ash Wednesday due to the cancellation of the world's most famous carnival parade amid the Covid-19 pandemic but will light up at night in tribute to the victims of the coronavirus. The light show, simulating a …

Online News Editor (2021-02-13). Cake-away: Austrian café adds spice to Valentines despite Covid lockdown. laprensalatina.com Vienna, Feb 13 (efe-epa).- Having a traditional Austrian chocolate cake delivered to your door by a bellhop worthy of a Wes Anderson movie is an ideal way to kick off Valentine's Day celebrations but it is also a unique initiative one traditional purveyor has undertaking in a bid to mitigate the effects of the Covid-19 …

Mehr News Agency (2021-02-13). Iran seeking to vaccinate 10,000 athletes: official. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Feb. 13 (MNA) — A high-ranking sports official says the country aims to vaccinate some 10,000 athletes against the COVID-19.

Mehr News Agency (2021-02-13). Rouhani warns Iranians of fourth wave of Covid-19. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Feb. 13 (MNA) — Iranian President, called on Iranians to be careful not to enter the fourth wave of the Covid-19, saying that people must observe health protocols even after vaccination.

Online News Editor (2021-02-13). Copper artisans face severe crisis in Kashmir. laprensalatina.com Like most business ventures, coppersmiths of Indian Kashmir are suffering significant losses due to the coronavirus pandemic. | A visual story by EFE/EPA photographer FAROOQ KHAN…

Prof Michel Chossudovsky (2021-02-13). Remember the "Fake" 2009 H1N1 Swine Flu Pandemic: Manipulating the Data to Justify a Worldwide Public Health Emergency. globalresearch.ca A Worldwide public health emergency is unfolding, 4.9 billion doses of H1N1 swine flu vaccine are envisaged by the WHO.

Sophia Purdy-Moore (2021-02-13). Armed security forces stamp out planned peaceful protest in Nigeria. thecanary.co Armed security forces have suppressed a planned peaceful protest in Lagos, Nigeria. End SARS protesters planned to occupy Lekki toll gate, where state-sponsored armed security forces shot and killed 12 peaceful protesters in October 2020. Organisers intended to protest against the government's plan to reopen the toll gate while covering up its involvement with the tragedy. Authorities have arrested a number of individuals for exercising their right to peaceful protest. And the police are allegedly denying them access to lawyers. They've also shut down the planned protest and opened the toll gate. | Lekki toll…

Staff (2021-02-13). Mitch McConnell Tells Republican Colleagues He Will Vote to Acquit Trump. truthout.org This is a developing news story… Check back for possible updates… | Republican Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky

Staff (2021-02-13). The Capitol Siege Was White Supremacy in Action. Trial Evidence Confirms That. truthout.org New footage aired at the impeachment trial of Donald Trump has flooded the U.S. once again with images of the violent mob that stormed the Capitol last month, reigniting our horror and attempt as a nation to make sense of the event. | What we witnessed was white supremacy on full display. There were Confederate flags, nooses, symbols of antisemitism. There were members of "alt-right" groups such as the Proud Boys. Combine these facts with the reality that the white mob was there to overturn l…

Staff (2021-02-13). Under Democrats' Ethics Bill, Reps Would Have to Resign From Corporate Boards. truthout.org This article was produced by Republican Doug LaMalfa, who represents California's First Congressional District, is a member of the House Transportation Subcommittee on Highways…

Staff (2021-02-13). New Legislation Would Expose the Financiers of the Capitol Siege. truthout.org Throughout his scorching indictment of President Trump, lead impeachment manager Jamie Raskin wove in quotes from eminent historic minds, including this one from his late father, Institute for Policy Studies Co-founder Marcus Raskin: | "Democracy needs a ground to stand on and that ground is the truth." | Raskin's trial team exposed a great deal of truth as they methodically made the case that Trump was "singularly responsible" for inciting the riot at the Capitol. At the same time, they laid out ample e…

Staff (2021-02-13). Progressives Urge Dems to Call House Minority Leader to Testify at Trump Trial. truthout.org Democratic House impeachment managers are facing growing public pressure to call witnesses to testify at Donald Trump's Senate impeachment trial in the wake of Progressive w…

RT (2021-02-13). McConnell draws ire from both sides of the aisle by voting to acquit Trump, then blaming him as responsible for Capitol riot. rt.com US Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, normally a savvy political operator, managed to infuriate Republicans and Democrats of all stripes by both acquitting and excoriating former President Donald Trump over the Capitol riot. | McConnell (R-Kentucky) was among the 43 GOP senators who voted on Saturday to acquit Trump in the former president's second impeachment trial, leaving Democrats 10 votes short of the two-third majority that was constitutionally required for conviction. But McConnell then gave a speech blaming Trump as "practically and morally responsible" for provoking the January 6 riot — esse…

RT (2021-02-13). Biden press sec Psaki insists lack of contact with Israel's Netanyahu 'not an intentional diss'. rt.com The Biden administration sought to downplay questions about a perceived cooling of relations between the US and Israel, saying the lack of a call between the countries' leaders was "not an intentional diss." | White House Press secretary Jen Psaki said during a Friday press briefing that a call between US President Joe Biden and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu would take place "soon," but was unable to give a specific time. | "It is not an intentional diss. Prime Minister Netanyahu is someone the president has known for some time," Psaki said. "It is just a reflection of the fact that we've been here…

RT (2021-02-13). Steve Schmidt tells Bill Maher Lincoln Project is 'most successful Super PAC' in tame interview, as even McCain pours the hate on. rt.com After announcing his Lincoln Project departure, co-founder Steve Schmidt bragged about damaging Donald Trump and dodged questions on the group's major scandals, as even Meghan McCain revealed the "hate" conservatives have for him. | In his official statement on his parting ways with Lincoln Project, Schmidt bragged about his upcoming appearance on Bill Maher's show 'Real Time' and said he would take a "much-needed" break following the interview. | Maher avoided asking Schmidt about allegations that he knew of the fellow co-founder John Weaver's alleged predatory behavior. Weaver has been accused of repeatedly…

RT (2021-02-13). Surprise, surprise! New York Times finds Trump 'GUILTY' in its own impeachment trial verdict. rt.com In a decision that will shock few and surprise fewer, the New York Times editorial board has | declared Donald Trump guilty. No matter the charges or evidence, the Times has been making this case for four years. | "If you fail to hold him accountable, it can happen again," the Times' editorial board wrote on Friday, in a plea to Republican senators to convict the former president. | "To excuse Mr. Trump's attack on American democracy would invite more such attempts, by him and by other aspiring autocrats," they declared. "The stakes could not be higher. A vote for impunity is an act of complicity." | Also on r…

RT (2021-02-13). CNN breaks 'negotiations underway' to put THEIR REPORTING in place of witnesses at Trump impeachment trial. rt.com CNN revealed that its own reporting on the aftermath of the Capitol riot may be used as evidence in the trial of Donald Trump. However, the anti-Trump network's hopes were soon dashed. | A handful of Republican defections on Saturday gave Democrats the votes they needed to call witnesses in the impeachment trial of former President Donald Trump. Rep. Jamie Herrera Beutler (R-Washington) was the only witness named, but according to CNN's

RT (2021-02-13). Hillary Clinton could be charged under precedent set in Trump Impeachment trial, his lawyer says after Rubio floats the idea. rt.com A lawyer for former president Donald Trump said the current impeachment drive is a partisan effort that could backfire on Democrats if they lose leverage, suggesting ex-secretary of state Hillary Clinton could also be impeached. | Responding to a question from Senator Marco Rubio (R-Florida) during Friday's impeachment hearing, Trump attorney Michael van der Veen argued that the Obama-era secretary could face similar impeachment proceedings sometime in the future. | "Is it not true that under this new precedent, a future House — facing partisan pressure to 'lock her up' — could impeach a former secre…

RT (2021-02-13). Fresh from acquittal, Trump says MAGA movement has 'ONLY JUST BEGUN,' calls impeachment part of 'greatest witch hunt' in history. rt.com Former President Donald Trump appeared emboldened by being acquitted in a Senate impeachment trial for a second time, making clear that he will seek to remain a major political force in the times to come. | Trump denounced the impeachment as "yet another phase of the greatest witch hunt in the history of our country." He thanked his lawyers and the supporters who backed him through the Democrat effort to block him from ever seeking office again. The 74-year-old stopped short of saying that he will run for president in 2024, but he said the "Make America Great Again" movement has "only just begun." | Also on rt…

RT (2021-02-13). US Senate ACQUITS Trump, ex-president cleared of incitement charges. rt.com The US Senate has failed to gather enough votes to convict former President Donald Trump, after a Democrat-led impeachment trial. Trump had been accused of "incitement of insurrection" after his supporters rioted on Capitol Hill. | The Senate voted 57-43 on Saturday in favor of impeachment, falling short of the 67 votes needed to comprise the constitutionally required two-thirds majority. | Democrats managed to win two more Republican votes, compare to when the Senate voted in late January to go forward with the trial. Still, only seven Republican Senators broke ranks with their party to find Trump guilty. | F…

RT (2021-02-13). Biden to 'review' Guantanamo prison with 'intention' to close facility by end of term — 12 years after Obama made same promise. rt.com The Joe Biden administration will carry out a "robust review" of the Guantanamo Bay prison, aiming to shutter the detention center before his term is up, the White House said, some 12 years after Barack Obama vowed to do the same.

RT (2021-02-13). Trump impeachment acquittal is a victory for 'white supremacy' … according to liberals crying over 'sad day in America'. rt.com Though Donald Trump's impeachment was expected by most to not pass the Senate, the former president's loudest critics expressed their shock on social media by equating it to a victory for fascism and white supremacy. | "It is a sad day in America when only 7 republicans have the patriotism and integrity to convict a tyrant," actress and Democrat activist Alyssa Milano tweeted minutes after Trump's acquittal was announced, with 43 Senators ultimately voting down the article of impeachment accusing the former president of "inciting an insurrection." | Milano and others recommended Trump be tried in actual court,…

RT (2021-02-13). Democrats BACKTRACK on vote to call witnesses at Trump's impeachment trial, averting a potential political quagmire. rt.com Hours after a surprise vote to allow for calling witnesses in Donald Trump's impeachment trial, the US Senate agreed to enter into the record a statement that prosecutors considered critical, averting weeks or months of testimony. | House impeachment managers and lawyers for Trump agreed on Saturday to enter as evidence a statement by Representative Jaime Herrera Beutler (R-Washington) describing what she had been relayed about a telephone call during the January 6 Capitol riot. The congresswoman said late Friday that when House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-California) called Trump and asked him to demand…

RT (2021-02-13). 'No arrests': Portland protesters pelt officers with ice, break windows of businesses as police RETREAT and post pictures (VIDEO). rt.com Portland police say officers "remained out of sight as much as possible" after being pelted with snowballs by protesters, who would go on to damage multiple businesses after the police retreat. | Portland, Oregon continues to deal with protests turning violent, even though police are bending over backward to stay out of sight — according to the latest police statements on Friday's violent protest. | Despite heavy snowfall, 30 to 50 protesters marched on Friday night to the Central Precinct, according to the Portland Police Department. The demonstrators proceeded to throw snowballs at police vehicles and t…

MEE and agencies (2021-02-13). Massive fire engulfs fuel trucks on Iran-Afghanistan border. middleeasteye.net Massive fire engulfs fuel trucks on Iran-Afghanistan border | More than 500 trucks carrying natural gas and fuel were burned in the blaze, Iranian officials said | Sat, 02/13/2021 – 22: 07 | The inferno was powerful enough to be spotted from space (Reuters) | Dozens of oil and gas tankers carrying millions of dollars' worth of fuel caught fire on Saturday, creating an inferno at Afghanista…

_____ (2021-02-13). The Racism of Lucasfilm & Disney. strategic-culture.org By Rod DREHER | In Woke World, you can be cancelled not for what you said, but for what left-wing people think you said. It happened to Don McNeil,

Eds. (2021-02-13). Is CNN jumping on the red-baiting bandwagon? mronline.org A recent CNN article outrageously tried to put communists who were victims of U.S. government attacks in 1948 in the same boat with the criminal Trumpites who staged the attempted coup at the Capitol on Jan. 6.

yenisafak (2021-02-13). Turkish charity helps Syrian refugees in Lebanon. yenisafak.com Emre Kaya, the Middle East Desk coordinator for IHH, said the Lebanese city of Arsal was home to nearly 60,000 Syrian refugees who are struggling to survive in make-shift tents in harsh winter conditions.The IHH helped out more than 2,000 families with their humanitarian aid supplies.Noting that temperatures could drop to minus 15C (5F), Kaya said the charity gave 20 liters of fuel for heating to 1,100 families and blankets to as many.The official figures suggest that about 1.5 million Syrians fled their country and took refuge in Lebanon since 2011, when civil war broke in the country.According to the UN-affilia…

Mehr News Agency (2021-02-13). UN envoy urges US, EU to stop sanctions against Venezuela. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Feb. 13 (MNA) — A UN envoy called on the United States and European Union to lift sanctions against Venezuela, noting that such coercive measures have worsened the humanitarian crisis in the country.

The Canary (2021-02-13). Scientists warn of new coronavirus wave if lockdown is lifted too quickly. thecanary.co Britain could face a coronavirus wave as big as the current one if lockdown restrictions are lifted too quickly, a scientist advising the government has said. | Professor Steven Riley, a member of the SPI-M modelling group, said that while the rollout of the vaccination programme had been "incredibly successful" it did not mean controls could simply be dropped. | "Scientists are genuinely worried": | Prof Riley told the BBC Radio Today programme: No vaccine is perfect. We are certainly going to be in the situation where we can allow more infection in the community but there is a limit… | I think scientis…

Graham McIlroy (2021-02-13). [Correspondence] Progress towards inclusive blood donation. thelancet.com GLADD—The Association of LGBTQ+ Doctors and Dentists welcomes the announcement that the UK Department of Health & Social Care has accepted in full the recommendations of the FAIR (For the Assessment of Individualised Risk) steering group, moving the UK towards inclusive blood donation while maintaining the safety of our blood supply.1…

IASUP (2021-02-13). Tuesday 2/23: Abolitionist Feminisms: Feminist-Queer, Anti-Capitalist, & WOC Grassroots Organizing. indybay.org Online event…

John McEvoy (2021-02-13). Damning UN report urges the UK to unfreeze Venezuelan gold. thecanary.co Alena Douhan is the United Nations' special rapporteur on the negative impact of On 12 February, Douhan published her preliminary findings based on "extensive consultations with a wide…

Ashlie D. Stevens (2021-02-13). "Miss You": After two years off the market, conversation hearts return to candy shelves. salon.com The iconic candy returns with new phrases from song lyrics like "I'M YOURS," "LUVME TENDER" and "SUGAR SUGAR"

Peter Eisenstadt (2021-02-13). Howard Thurman's "Fascist Masquerade": The Black thinker who saw this coming, 75 years ago. salon.com At the end of World War II, pioneering religious thinker Howard Thurman saw fascism coming to Christian America…

Nicole Michael (2021-02-13). Patty Smyth on 6,000 miles of "Abbey Road," writing divorce songs and almost joining Van Halen. salon.com On "Everything Fab Four," Smyth breaks down why, unlike the Beatles, she writes songs for break-ups, not weddings…

Larry Ginter (2021-02-13). Senator Chuck Grassley Pretends to Be a Principled Republican. Don't Buy It. thenation.com Senator Chuck Grassley Pretends to Be a Principled Republican. Don't Buy It.

Joan Walsh (2021-02-13). Trump's Lawyers Were Terrible—but Will It Matter? thenation.com Trump's Lawyers Were Terrible—but Will It Matter?

John Nichols (2021-02-13). The Senate Has Failed America. thenation.com The Senate Has Failed America…

Mehr News Agency (2021-02-13). US senators urge Biden to enforce sanctions on Nord Stream 2. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Feb. 13 (MNA) — A US Democrat senator along with a senior Republican senator in a letter penned to US President Joe Biden urged him to impose sanctions to prevent completion of construction of "Nord Stream 2" gas pipeline.

Georgina Ferry (2021-02-13). [Perspectives] Rebecca Lee Crumpler: first Black woman physician in the USA. thelancet.com A passionate vocation to care for others and a desire to empower her patients drove Rebecca Lee Crumpler (1831—95) to overcome 19th-century prejudice against her gender and ethnicity and qualify as "doctress of medicine" (the term she used), the first African American woman to do so. Crumpler gained extensive experience treating destitute former enslaved people in the southern states after the end of the American Civil War, and published A Book of Medical Discourses: in Two Parts, a practical guide to the care of infants and women's health.

Ahmet Sezer, Saadettin Kilickap, Mahmut Gàºmàº≈ü, Igor Bondarenko, Mustafa àñzgàºroƒülu, Miranda Gogishvili, Haci M Turk, Irfan Cicin, Dmitry Bentsion, Oleg Gladkov, Philip Clingan, Virote Sriuranpong, Naiyer Rizvi, Bo Gao, Siyu Li, Sue Lee, Kristina McGuire, Chieh-I Chen, Tamta Makharadze, Semra Paydas, Marina Nechaeva, Frank Seebach, David M Weinreich, George D Yancopoulos, Giuseppe Gullo, Israel Lowy, Petra Rietschel (2021-02-13). [Articles] Cemiplimab monotherapy for first-line treatment of advanced non-small-cell lung cancer with PD-L1 of at least 50%: a multicentre, open-label, global, phase 3, randomised, controlled trial. thelancet.com Cemiplimab monotherapy significantly improved overall survival and progression-free survival compared with chemotherapy in patients with advanced non-small-cell lung cancer with PD-L1 of at least 50%, providing a potential new treatment option for this patient population.

Dinesh C Sharma (2021-02-13). [World Report] Indian Medical Association launches hunger strike. thelancet.com A relayed hunger strike is underway in protest against new regulations allowing surgical training for Ayurvedic practitioners. Dinesh C Sharma reports.

Richard Lane (2021-02-13). [Perspectives] Ndidiamaka Amutah-Onukagha: advancing maternal health justice. thelancet.com "I see myself as a scholar—activist", says Ndidiamaka Amutah-Onukagha, Associate Professor of Public Health and Community Medicine at Tufts University School of Medicine in Boston, MA, USA. At Tufts she leads research on the underlying causes of maternal health disparities in Black women. "This previously underrecognised issue has come into sharp focus after the US Surgeon-General declared last November how maternal health disparities across the USA have become a national crisis", she says.

Roald A Lambrechts, Maarten Uyttenboogaart, Gea Drost (2021-02-13). [Clinical Picture] A vertebral artery halo sign indicates giant cell arteritis affecting the posterior circulation of the brain. thelancet.com A 77-year-old man presented to our neurology clinic reporting short episodes of unsteadiness followed by loss of consciousness brought on by standing from a sitting position. The problem had been present for 2 weeks and had led to frequent falls. He had a history of hypertension—treated with amlodipine, atenolol, and perindopril—and hypercholesterolaemia—treated with ezetimibe. He was a non-smoker.

Nayanah Siva (2021-02-13). [World Report] New global initiative to tackle Alzheimer's disease. thelancet.com The Davos Alzheimer's Collaborative aims to build a diverse patient cohort for study, coordinate clinical trials, and improve care. Nayanah Siva reports.

Ruth E Langley, Duncan C Gilbert, Trinh Duong, Noel W Clarke, Matthew Nankivell, Stuart D Rosen, Stephen Mangar, Archie Macnair, Subramanian Kanaga Sundaram, Marc E Laniado, Sanjay Dixit, Sanjeev Madaan, Caroline Manetta, Alvan Pope, Christopher D Scrase, Stephen Mckay, Iqtedar A Muazzam, Gerald N Collins, Jane Worlding, Simon T Williams, Edgar Paez, Angus Robinson, Jonathan McFarlane, John V Deighan, John Marshall, Silvia Forcat, Melanie Weiss, Roger Kockelbergh, Abdulla Alhasso, Howard Kynaston, Mahesh Parmar (2021-02-13). [Articles] Transdermal oestradiol for androgen suppression in prostate cancer: long-term cardiovascular outcomes from the randomised Prostate Adenocarcinoma Transcutaneous Hormone (PATCH) trial programme. thelancet.com Long-term data comparing tE2 patches with LHRHa show no evidence of a difference between treatments in cardiovascular mortality or morbidity. Oestrogens administered transdermally should be reconsidered for androgen suppression in the management of prostate cancer.

Onyinyechi Eke, Onyeka Otugo, Jessica Isom (2021-02-13). [Perspectives] Black women in medicine—rising above invisibility. thelancet.com The voice and agency of Black women health professionals have been systematically neglected, despite progress towards egalitarianism in medicine. The relationship of Black women to medicine has historically included unethical treatment, dismissal, invalidation, and other harms with roots in structural racism and racial stereotyping. This history has present-day consequences that must be understood as foundational to a representative recognition of Black women in medicine. There needs to be a restructuring of the systems that have been complicit in the silencing of Black women and reducing their value to a diversi…

Charlene Mantia, Atish D Choudhury (2021-02-13). [Comment] Transdermal oestrogen for advanced prostate cancer. thelancet.com Androgen-deprivation therapy remains the backbone of systemic treatment for advanced prostate cancer. Many pharmacological agents for androgen deprivation are available, differentiated by mechanism of action, duration of effect, and route of administration (oral, subcutaneous, intramuscular, implantable, transdermal, and intranasal). Other than surgical castration, oral oestrogen was one of the first endocrine therapies developed for prostate cancer treatment, but after an increased risk of thromboembolic cardiovascular events was reported,1 oral oestrogen fell out of favour.

Rafael Rosell, Maria Gonzalez-Cao (2021-02-13). [Comment] Cemiplimab monotherapy in advanced non-squamous and squamous non-small cell lung cancer. thelancet.com Anti-programmed death 1 (PD-1) and programmed death ligand 1 (PD-L1) monoclonal antibodies are commonly used for advanced non-squamous and squamous non-small cell lung cancer, preferably in patients with high PD-L1 expression (tumour proportion score [TPS] ‚â•50%) and no targetable driver mutations in epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR), MET exon 14 skipping alterations, or gene fusions in ALK, ROS1, RET, and TRK.1 In the phase 3 KEYNOTE-024 study, pembrolizumab significantly improved progression-free survival and overall survival compared with platinum-based chemotherapy in first-line treatm…

Esther Choo (2021-02-13). [Perspectives] Easy in, tough out: the dam of health-care racism. thelancet.com Until the 1980s, the practice of turning away patients on the basis of their ability to pay, without evaluating or treating them, was legal and frequent in US hospitals. A 1986 study at Cook County Hospital, a public hospital in Chicago, noted that 89% of patients transferred from private hospitals to their facility were Black and Hispanic, and 87% of them were transferred because they did not have adequate insurance. Mortality was disproportionately high among those transferred, likely due to delays in stabilisation and definitive care.

news.un (2021-02-13). Mali: UN chief says 'complex attack' against blue helmets may constitute war crime. news.un.org Secretary-General‚ÄØAntónio Guterres condemned‚ÄØ on Saturday, a "complex attack" against the UN mission in the West African country of Mali…

news.un (2021-02-13). First Person: A mother's 'indescribable' pain six months after the Beirut explosion. news.un.org Six months after a massive explosion destroyed much of the centre of the Lebanese capital, Beirut, a mother has been talking about the "indescribable" grief she has experienced at losing her two-year-old son to injuries sustained in the blast.

news.un (2021-02-13). FROM THE FIELD: The teenage Uzbek girls using science to help their community. news.un.org Young women in Uzbekistan are using technology to help improve the lives of those around them, challenging perceptions of the roles that women and girls play in society.

yenisafak (2021-02-13). Saudi-led coalition thwarts rebel attack from Yemen. yenisafak.com The Saudi-led coalition in Yemen said Saturday it had intercepted a drone fired by Houthi rebels towards the Abha airport in southwestern Saudi Arabia."Coalition forces managed to intercept and destroy an unmanned explosive-laden drone launched by Houthi militia that targeted Abha International airport," the coalition said in a statement cited by the Saudi Al-Ekhbariya channel.The Houthi attacks were a "systematic and deliberate attempt to target civilians" in Saudi Arabia, the statement said.There was no comment from the Houthi group on the coalition's statement.Yemen has been wrecked by violence and instability…

yenisafak (2021-02-13). Surrendered terrorist accounts for heinous PKK attacks. yenisafak.com A terrorist who recently surrendered to Turkish security forces accounted for heinous attacks of the PKK terror group.One of the many terrorists surrendered through persuasion efforts by the gendarmerie and police teams in coordination with the Interior Ministry, identified by the initials A.D., 31, laid down his arms and gave in to security forces in the southeastern Sirnak province's Habur border crossing.The terrorist testified as part of an investigation launched by the prosecutors in the southeastern Diyarbakir province and said he met someone 10 years ago over the internet who took him to the then-Peace and…

yenisafak (2021-02-13). Impact of France's nuclear tests persists: Algeria. yenisafak.com France's nuclear experiments in the Algerian desert in the 1960s were three to four times equal to the Hiroshima bombing in Japan, Algerian Foreign Minister Sabri Boukadoum said on Saturday.In a Twitter post on the occasion of the 61st anniversary of the first French nuclear explosion in the Algerian desert, on Feb. 13, 1960, Boukadoum described the impacts of the tests as "catastrophic"."On this day in 1960, imperialist France carried out the first nuclear explosion in the Reggane region in the Algerian desert, in a process code-named 'Gerboise Bleue' (Blue Desert Rat)," Boukadoum said.He added that the French n…

yenisafak (2021-02-13). PKK terrorist surrenders to security forces in Turkey. yenisafak.com As a result of persuasion efforts, another PKK terrorist surrendered to security forces in Turkey, according to the Interior Ministry on Saturday.The ministry said in a statement that the terrorist, who escaped from the organization through persuasion efforts of the gendarmerie command and security directorate teams, had joined the terror group in 2014 and was active in Syria.With the latest addition, the number of terrorists who have laid down their arms through persuasion efforts this year has reached 23.In its more than 30-year terror campaign against Turkey, the PKK — listed as a terrorist organization by Tu…

yenisafak (2021-02-13). Turkey neutralizes two PKK terrorists in N.Iraq. yenisafak.com Turkey neutralized two more PKK terrorists as part of its anti-terror operation in northern Iraq, the National Defense Ministry said on Saturday."Operation Claw-Eagle 2 is ongoing in Gara region of northern Iraq. Two PKK terrorists detected in the region are neutralized in an air operation," the ministry said on Twitter.It added that the number of terrorists neutralized since the start of the second phase of Operation Claw-Eagle on Wednesday has reached 39.Turkish authorities use the word "neutralized" to imply the terrorists in question surrendered or were killed or captured.Turkey's operations Claw-Tiger and Cl…

yenisafak (2021-02-13). Kashmir becomes voiceless in Indian parliament. yenisafak.com For the third time in history, the erstwhile state of Jammu and Kashmir will go without any political representation in Rajya Sabha — the upper house of the Indian parliament.Four members of the parliament from the region, including leader of the opposition Ghulam Nabi Azad, are retiring by the end of this week, leaving their seats vacant.The region disputed between India and Pakistan used to send six directly elected MPs to Lok Sabha — the lower house and four members elected by the state assembly to represent Rajya Sabha, also called the house of states.On Aug. 5, 2019, when India revoked the autonomy and di…

yenisafak (2021-02-13). Turkey condemns terror attack on UN personnel in Kabul. yenisafak.com Turkey condemned a deadly terrorist attack on a vehicle carrying UN personnel in Afghanistan, said the Turkish Foreign Ministry on Saturday."We are saddened to receive the news that 5 security guards lost their lives in a terrorist attack against a vehicle carrying UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) employees in Kabul on February 11," the ministry said in a written statement.It strongly condemned the "heinous act of terrorism", and conveyed condolences to the relatives of the deceased.It added that Turkey shares the pain of the UN community.Following the attack, UNAMA said on Twitter: "The UN family in…

yenisafak (2021-02-13). Death toll at 19 in India factory fire. yenisafak.com The death toll rose to 19 Saturday from a massive fire that erupted in a fireworks factory in southern India, according to an official.Senior district administrative officer R. Kannan confirmed the number to Anadolu Agency in the fire that broke out Friday in Virudhunagar, Tamil Nadu state, about 500 kilometers (310 miles) from the state's capital of Chennai.Forty-seven people were initially trapped inside the factory and those who were injured were transported to a hospital for treatment.Media reports Friday said an explosion at the factory caused the firePrime Minister Narendra Modi called the accident "saddeni…

yenisafak (2021-02-13). Six of rescued Turkish sailors brought to Abuja embassy. yenisafak.com Six out of 15 rescued Turkish sailors were brought Saturday to the Nigerian capital Abuja under local security forces' guard and reached the Turkish embassy in the city.Turkish Ambassador to Nigeria Melih Ulueren, Turkey's National Intelligence Organization members, and embassy officials welcomed the crew members, who were kidnapped after the cargo vessel had fallen victim to a pirate attack off Nigeria and rescued on Friday.Upon their arrival at the embassy, the sailors talked to their families over the phone.Speaking to Anadolu Agency, Ulueren said the worry was over now. "We are very happy to see our citizens…

yenisafak (2021-02-13). Massive fire engulfs Afghan port bordering Iran. yenisafak.com A massive fire broke out on Saturday in a dry port in western Afghanistan, officials said.The fire engulfed scores of oil and gas tankers in the Islam Qala Port bordering Iran.Herat province's Governor Sayed Abdul Wahid Qatali said the reason of the fire and damage caused by it could not be immediately assessed. However, he added, the blaze was so big that neighboring Iran was asked for help in controlling it.Mohammad Rafiq Sherzai, spokesman for the Health Department, told Anadolu Agency that at least 10 people with fire burns were rushed to the public hospital. He feared the casualties could rise.Visuals circul…

teleSUR (2021-02-13). Bolivia and Cuba To Resume Pre-Coup Political and Trade Agenda. telesurenglish.net The authority informed the program 180, of Patria Nueva radio, that he recently held a virtual meeting with the Minister of Commerce of Cuba, with whom he agreed to invigorate bilateral ties. | RELATED: | "We are resuming the economic and commercial agenda and obviously the political relations are becoming quite dynamic again," informed the Vice Minister. | Viceministro

_____ (2021-02-13). Victoria Nuland Had A Hand In Every US Intervention In The Past 30 Years. popularresistance.org President Joe Biden's nomination of Victoria Nuland for Under Secretary for Political Affairs, the third-highest position at the State Department, is a dangerous sign. Nuland exemplifies the neoconservatives who have led American foreign policy from one disaster to another for the past 30 years, all while evading any shred of accountability. | As a top-level appointee, Nuland must still be confirmed by the Senate. And while pro-peace groups have waged a campaign to stop her confirmation, reflecting on her career in public service makes clear why she is incompetent, highly dangerous, and should not be confirmed.

Online News Editor (2021-02-13). China's Mars probe captures stunning video of red planet. laprensalatina.com Beijing, Feb 13 (efe-epa).- China has released the first video footage of Mars captured by its spacecraft circling the red planet, days after the Tianwen-1 probe successfully entered the orbit after nearly a seven-month journey from Earth. China National Space Administration (CNSA) released two stunning videos of less than a minute each captured when the …

Online News Editor (2021-02-13). Impeachment a "witch-hunt," Trump's lawyers tell Senate. laprensalatina.com By Susana Samhan Washington, Feb 12 (efe-epa).- Attorneys representing former President Donald Trump in his Senate impeachment trial devoted their presentation Friday to drawing a radically different picture of the Jan. 6 assault on the US Capitol by supporters of the real estate mogul turned politician than the one offered by prosecutors. Using fewer than …

Online News Editor (2021-02-13). Nadal, Medvedev, Barty book ticket to Assuse Open 4th round, Pliskova out. laprensalatina.com Melbourne, Australia, Feb 13 (efe'epa).- Second-seed Rafael Nadal of Spain, Russia's Daniil Medvedev, Greece's Stefanos Tsitsipas and local favorite Ashleigh Barty advanced to the Australian Open 4th round, while Czech Republic's Karolina Pliskova was sent home. Nadal, who has yet to drop a set at Melbourne, recovered from a slow start to prevail over Briton …

Online News Editor (2021-02-13). Leicester adds to Liverpool's woes with 3-1 home win. laprensalatina.com London, Feb 13 (efe-epa).- Liverpool's Premier League title defense hopes were dealt yet another blow Saturday as they were handed their third defeat in a row by losing 3-1 to Leicester City Liverpool seemed to be on the right path to recover from a heavy 4-1 defeat to league leader Manchester City last week when …

Online News Editor (2021-02-13). Draghi sworn in as Italy's new PM. laprensalatina.com Rome, Feb 13 (efe-epa).- Economist Mario Draghi was on Saturday officially sworn in as Italy's new prime minister after gaining cross-party support to lead a unity government following the resignation of Giuseppe Conte last month. The former president of the Central European Bank has chosen a cabinet that comprises technocrats and members from all parties …

Online News Editor (2021-02-13). People return to streets for democracy in Myanmar. laprensalatina.com Yangon, Myanmar, Feb 13 (efe-epa).- People in Myanmar returned to the streets on Saturday demanding the return of democracy as protests continue a week after the military coup amid an ongoing crackdown by the military junta. "Respect our voices," "Free our leader" read some of the placards held by protesters in Yangon, Myanmar's most populated …

Online News Editor (2021-02-13). Chile protests against police killing of street juggler turn violent. laprensalatina.com Santiago de Chile, Feb 13 (efe-epa).- A police van was set on fire as hundreds of people took to the streets in the Chilean capital on Friday in fresh protests against the killing of a street juggler in alleged firing by cops last week. The protesters in the central Plaza Italia in Santiago de Chile …

Online News Editor (2021-02-13). Car bomb kills 2 near Mogadishu's presidential palace. laprensalatina.com Mogadishu, Feb 13 (efe-epa).- At least two people were killed and seven injured on Saturday when a member of Somali militant group Al Shabab detonated a car bomb near the presidential palace in Mogadishu, witnesses told Efe. The assailant sought to break through a security checkpoint toward the entrance of the palace but guards opened …

Online News Editor (2021-02-13). Haiti's foreign chief: Situation is 'under control'. laprensalatina.com Port-au-Prince, Feb 13 (EFE).- Haiti's foreign affairs chief Claude Joseph insisted during an interview with Efe that the situation in the country was "under control," despite the fact that President Jovenel Moise recently denounced a coup attempt against his leadership amid a prolonged socio-political crisis in the nation. Less than a week after the crisis …

Online News Editor (2021-02-13). US decisions on Yemen: insufficient steps toward peace. laprensalatina.com By Isaac J. Martín Cairo, Feb 13 (efe-epa).- The decision by US President Joe Biden's administration to remove Yemen's Houthi rebels from the terror list can be considered as a first step towards earning the confidence of the Shiite militia in the wider context of ending the conflict, but it does not go far enough, …

Online News Editor (2021-02-13). Fear of prosecution and power hungry: What drove Myanmar's coup? laprensalatina.com By Gaspar Ruiz-Canela Bangkok, Feb 13 (efe-epa).- No-one knows why the head of Myanmar's armed forces, Min Aung Hlaing, led a coup against the civilian government on 1 February but observers have offered some insights that range between a simple power grab and fear of future prosecution. The men who seized power at the beginning …

Online News Editor (2021-02-13). Tsitsipas, Medvedev, Rublev reach 4th round of Australian Open. laprensalatina.com Melbourne, Australia, Feb 13 (efe-epa).- Stefanos Tsitsipas defeated Mikael Ymer 6-4, 6-1, 6-1 to reach the fourth round of the Australian Open on Saturday as the Greek regained his shine after hanging by a thread in his previous five-set match. It turned out to be a cakewalk for Tsitsipas (5) to book a place in …

Online News Editor (2021-02-13). Strong earthquake rattles northeast Japan. laprensalatina.com Tokyo, Feb 13 (efe-epa).- A magnitude-7.3 earthquake was felt in the northeastern coastal prefecture of Fukushima late Saturday, but Japanese authorities ruled out the risk of a tsunami and said they had no reports of fatalities. The quake struck at 11: 08 pm (14: 08 GMT) off the coast of Fukushima, where a magnitude-9.0 temblor and subsequent …

Online News Editor (2021-02-13). Nadal, Medvedev, Barty book ticket to Aussie Open 4th round, Pliskova out. laprensalatina.com Melbourne, Australia, Feb 13 (efe'epa).- Second-seed Rafael Nadal of Spain, Russia's Daniil Medvedev, Greece's Stefanos Tsitsipas and local favorite Ashleigh Barty advanced to the Australian Open 4th round, while Czech Republic's Karolina Pliskova was sent home. Nadal, who has yet to drop a set at Melbourne, recovered from a slow start to prevail over Briton …

Pip Hinman (2021-02-13). Protest calls for Wiradjuri children to be returned home. greenleft.org.au Fifty people marched from Hyde Park to New South Wales Parliament on February 12 in protest at government policies which make it legal for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children to be stolen from their families.

Pip Hinman (2021-02-13). Residents rally for public housing in Eveleigh. greenleft.org.au Despite the rain, a BBQ brought together residents of Explorer Street in Eveleigh, near Redfern, and others campaigning for public housing on February 13. Pip Hinman reports.

_____ (2021-02-13). Ecuador: Electoral Council Announces Partial Recount Of Votes. popularresistance.org The National Electoral Council (CNE) of Ecuador informed this Friday that in 17 of the 24 provinces of the country there will be a partial recount of the votes cast in the presidential elections held last February 7, won by the Correa-backed candidate Andres Arauz. | This Friday, CNE magistrates, in the presence of electoral observers from the Organization of American States (OAS), held a meeting with presidential hopefuls Guillermo Lasso and Yaku Perez, who are in a technical tie for second place in the electoral process. | At the end of the meeting, the CNE issued a statement to inform of the agreements reached…

_____ (2021-02-13). Wrongly Jailed Queens Youth Organized Own Defense From Prison. popularresistance.org On Feb. 10, now 21-year-old Prakash Churaman of Queens, New York, stood on the steps of Queens Criminal Court addressing a crowd of supporters just before his latest trial. He spoke confidently into the mic: "I'm ready to fight. This is round two. And I just want to say…free them all!" | At age 15, Churaman was held and aggressively interrogated by the New York Police Department for the fatal shooting of his best friend Taquane Clark. After he and his mother were subjected to hours of intimidation tactics by Detectives Barry Brown and Daniel Gallagher, Churaman agreed to say whatever they wanted to hear: in thi…

_____ (2021-02-13). US And NATO Moving Against Russia's Last Buffers. popularresistance.org When in 1990 U.S. Secretary of State James Baker assured Russian President Mikhail Gorbachev that the North Atlantic Treaty Organization would not expand one inch eastward after German reunification, he was not alone in making that commitment. Documents declassified a few years ago establish that the same pledge was also made by President George H.W. Bush, West German Foreign Minister Hans-Dietrich Genscher, West German Chancellor Helmut Kohl, CIA Director Robert Gates, French President Francois Mitterrand, British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher, British Foreign Secretary Douglas Hurd, British Prime Minister Jo…

_____ (2021-02-13). Judge Refuses Injunction To Stop Sacred Oak Flat Destruction. popularresistance.org Phoenix, AZ — This afternoon, U.S. District Court Judge Steven Logan denied Apache Stronghold's request for an injunction preventing the giveaway and destruction of sacred Oak Flat to Rio Tinto/Resolution Copper. Judge Logan said that Apache Stronghold has no right to ask the Court for help because they are not an officially designated a "sovereign nation." Judge Logan said that the U.S. Government has no Trust Responsibility to the Apache even though their Treaty of 1852 says, "the government of the United States shall so legislate and act as to secure the permanent prosperity and happiness of said Indians…

_____ (2021-02-13). The Selective Outrage of Jens Stoltenberg. strategic-culture.org The potential consequences from Stoltenberg's ridiculous, appalling NATO policies and infantile wet dreams will be horrible, Martin Sieff writes. | Why was the storming of the Capitol "Shocking and Unacceptable" to NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg when the violent coup toppling democracy in Ukraine with the open shameless support of the United States and the European Union was not? | "Shocking scenes in Washington, DC," Stoltenberg tweeted on January 6. "The outcome of this democratic election must be respected." | Yet hardly more than a month later, Stoltenberg personally welcomed with open arms at NATO h…

_____ (2021-02-13). Tim Kirby, Joaquin Flores — The Strategy Session, Episode 4. strategic-culture.org In the United States, the local farmers, it seems, are being squeezed out of business, or paid not to grow food, while Big Agriculture is more concerned with exporting its supplies than keeping domestic food stocks safe and affordable, Robert Bridge writes. Tim and Joaquin discuss his article.

_____ (2021-02-13). Lithuania Promotes a False Holocaust Narrative. strategic-culture.org By Efraim ZUROFF | It was with great interest that I read the op-ed jointly penned by

_____ (2021-02-13). The Strategy Session, Episode 4. strategic-culture.org In the United States, the local farmers, it seems, are being squeezed out of business, or paid not to grow food, while Big Agriculture is more concerned with exporting its supplies than keeping domestic food stocks safe and affordable, Robert Bridge writes. Tim and Joaquin discuss his article.

_____ (2021-02-13). Neither Lenin, nor Moreno. strategic-culture.org The clear rejection by the Ecuadoran electorate of Moreno and everything he stands for is bound to perturb those who imagine that th–µse countries and their ancient peoples are squatters in their "back yard." | Few would dispute that Ecuador's misnamed outgoing president's mandate has been an unmitigated disaster. Curiously, it has turned out literally that both his names are in diametrical opposition to the political role he took it upon himself to play. The parents who idealistically named him after Lenin must be rolling over in their graves. While once opportunistically pretending to belong to the…

Zach Conti (2021-02-13). Global Economic Recovery, Debt, Climate, Vaccines Top G7 Finance Agenda. indybay.org Japan Says Accessing Global Reserve Funds Discussed…

Jamie Metzl (2021-02-13). Miraculous mRNA Vaccines Are Only the Beginning. zcomm.org The radical future unleashed by the genetics and biotechnology revolutions has already begun. It's up to us to start shaping it…

Rabbi Alissa Wise (2021-02-13). Facebook might censor criticism of Zionists. That's dangerous. zcomm.org By making 'Zionists' a de facto protected category, Facebook would shield the Israeli government from accountability and harm efforts to dismantle antisemitism…

Tatiana Cozzarelli (2021-02-13). Joe Biden is Leading The Battle to Reopen Schools, But Teachers Are Fighting Back. zcomm.org There is bipartisan unity around reopening schools thanks to the alliance between Joe Biden, local officials, and national union leadership. It's time for teachers to fight…

Robert Kuttner (2021-02-13). A Tale of Two Developments. zcomm.org Affordable Housing or Subsidized Ultra-Luxury?

Robert Koehler (2021-02-13). Stealing the Vote, Building A Wall. zcomm.org One recent and shocking — but hardly surprising — piece of news is the huge scramble in legislatures, especially the Republican-controlled ones, all across the country to draft and pass legislation restricting the ability of Americans (some of them, anyway) to vote…

Vincent Emanuele (2021-02-13). Indiana Activist with a Community Center gets things done. zcomm.org Interview on sociopolitical issues that needlessly divide us…

William rivers Pitt (2021-02-13). Raskin Was Right When He Said Trump's Actions Were Worse Than Yelling "Fire!" zcomm.org Trump will probably be acquitted. The Republican Party looks guilty as hell. I wouldn't trade places with those GOP senators for all the whiskey in Ireland.

Dougal Macdonald (2021-02-13). 76 Years Ago, The February 1945 Dresden Fire Bombing: Allied War Crime Prelude to the Cold War. globalresearch.ca This article was originally published in 2016. | On the night of February 13-14, 1945, the British Royal Air Force (RAF) bomber command carried out two devastating attacks on the German city of Dresden. At the time, Dresden's pre-war population of …

Mehr News Agency (2021-02-13). Iran's police seize over 18tons of illicit drugs in a week. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Feb. 14 (MNA) — Over 18 tons of illegal drugs have been confiscated by Iranian anti-narcotics police forces in the country in the last week, according to an official in Iran Drug Control Headquarters.

Mehr News Agency (2021-02-13). Iran to aid Afghanistan following explosion in border area. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Feb. 13 (MNA) — Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman said that the Islamic Republic of Iran has adopted necessary measures to assist the injured people following the massive blast in a border crossing in Afghanistan.

Mehr News Agency (2021-02-13). Plane crash in northern occupied lands kills two. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Feb. 13 (MNA) — Two people were killed when a plane crashed in the north part of the Palestinian occupied lands and territories.

Mehr News Agency (2021-02-13). Torture cannot silence Bahraini people. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Feb. 13 (MNA) — The leader of the Islamic Movement of Bahrain says the determination of the Bahraini people cannot be disrupted by repressive measures of Al Khalifa regime.

Mehr News Agency (2021-02-13). English poster of "Landless" feature film unveiled. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Feb. 13 (MNA) — English poster of the movie "Landless", the third feature film directed by Touraj Aslani, which is a joint production of Iraq and Syria, was unveiled to attend the 71st Berlin International Film Festival.

Mehr News Agency (2021-02-13). Iran, Georgia stress expansion of scientific cooperation. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Feb. 14 (MNA) — Iran's ambassador to Tbilisi and the Georgian Minister of Education conferred on the expansion of bilateral scientific and academic cooperation on Saturday.