2021-02-17: Social Media Postees

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Cuba: Soberana 02 Vaccine May Have Clinical Trials in Mexico
telesurenglish.net | 2021-02-17
Mexico's Foreign Minister, Marcelo Ebrard, said that the Ministry of Health is in communication with the Cuban laboratory that is developing the above-mentioned preventive medicine. | Soberana 02 is a safe antigen, it does not contain the live virus but parts of it, so its use generates immunity, but does not cause significant reactions and, therefore, does not need extra refrigeration, like other candidates in the world. | RELATED: | Cuba to Deliver 1 Million Vaccine Doses By April …
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Biden promises vaccines available to all Americans by end of July, 'significantly' less social distancing & masks a year from now
rt.com | 2021-02-17
President Biden has predicted a "very different circumstance" for the US' Covid-19 outbreak by Christmas, saying some 600 million vaccine doses will be ready by July while noting that he's been advised against 'over-promising.' | Biden waxed optimistic about the ongoing viral outbreak during a CNN town hall event on Tuesday, declaring that "by next Christmas, I think we'll be in a very different circumstance, God willing, than we are today." He said the improvement would be further helped along if an inoculation developed by Johnson & Johnson receives FDA approval, as it is expected to sometime this month. | "
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Venezuela to Launch Its COVID-19 Vaccination Campaign
telesurenglish.net | 2021-02-17
Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro Wednesday informed his country will start its vaccination campaign with the Russian Sputnik V vaccine this Thursday. | RELATED: | Venezuela to Receive 100,000 Doses of Sputnik V Vaccine | "We will begin immunizing health workers with the 100,000 doses that arrived in the country on Feb. 15," he said, adding that the government will guarantee the health and lives of the people "thanks to cooperation between Russia and Venezuela." | Law enforcemen…
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COVID-19 vaccine Q&A – latest news, antibody tests and tackling new variants
imperial.ac.uk | 2021-02-17
Professor Robin Shattock, head of the Imperial COVID-19 vaccine project, and Dr Katrina Pollock, clinical lead, discuss latest developments.
imperial.ac.uk/news/215033/covid-19-vaccine-qa-latest-news-antibody

Paraguay to Receive First Batch of Sputnik V Vaccines
telesurenglish.net | 2021-02-17
Paraguay's President Mario Abdo on Wednesday thanked Russia's President Vladimir Putin for supplying his country with Sputnik V COVID-19 vaccines. | RELATED: | Six Inmates Die in a Riot in Paraguay's Main Prison | "I hold an excellent telephone conversation with President Putin. We agreed to push for a shipment schedule for more COVID-19 vaccine batches as soon as possible," Abdo tweeted. | The first 4,000 Sputnik V doses should arrive in this South American country early Friday mo…
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COVID-19 vaccination 'wildly uneven and unfair': UN Secretary-General
news.un.org | 2021-02-17
International partners working to achieve equitable distribution of COVID-19 vaccines appealed on Wednesday for the UN Security Council to ensure people caught in conflict have access to these lifesaving treatments.
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South Africa starts COVID-19 vaccination
yenisafak.com | 2021-02-17
South Africa on Wednesday started vaccinating health workers against the coronavirus.President Cyril Ramaphosa, Health Minister Zweli Mkhize and a group of health workers were the first recipients of the vaccine."Taking the vaccine was quick, easy and not so painful. I urge all our healthcare workers to register to receive their vaccinations as they are our first line of defense against the coronavirus pandemic," Ramaphosa said shortly after receiving his jab at the Khayelitsha District Hospital in Cape Town this afternoon.South Africa received its first batch of the Johnson Johnson vaccine Tuesday night, two we…
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In Some States, Child Care Workers Won't Get the Covid Vaccine for Months
Bryce Covert | thenation.com | 2021-02-17
In Some States, Child Care Workers Won't Get the Covid Vaccine for Months…
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'Verbal stumble' or blatant lie? Biden says US had no vaccine when he took office as new admin criticizes Trump's jab rollout
rt.com | 2021-02-17
Joe Biden, who was fully vaccinated before his inauguration, has been accused of playing loose with the facts after stating that there was no Covid-19 shot when he entered office. But some insist it was a harmless verbal slip. | Read more | | Axios memory-holes Fauci's remarks contradicting VP Harris on 'non-existent' vaccination plan under Trump | Speaking with CNN's Anderson Cooper at a town hall event on Tuesday, the US president explained in a rather disjointed way that the United States lacked both vaccines and health workers capable of administering…
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46 Residents in Spanish Nursing Home Die after Receiving COVID-19 Vaccine
Life Site News | globalresearch.ca | 2021-02-17
All Global Research articles can be read in 27 languages by activating the "Translate Website" drop down menu on the top banner of our home page (Desktop version). | *** | Forty-six nursing home residents who had received their first dose of …
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What VAERS Data Reveal About Cardiac-Related Reactions to COVID Vaccines
Children's Health Defense | globalresearch.ca | 2021-02-17
All Global Research articles can be read in 27 languages by activating the "Translate Website" drop down menu on the top banner of our home page (Desktop version). | *** | We are exactly two months into the COVID 19 vaccine rollout, …
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Care home group considering if staff without vaccine can work with residents
The Canary | thecanary.co | 2021-02-17
One of the UK's largest care home providers has said it is considering whether staff who have refused a vaccine for non-medical reasons can continue in roles where they are in contact with residents. | Barchester Healthcare, which runs more than 200 care homes, said it is considering an option where staff make themselves "unavailable for work" in resident/patient-facing roles "by reason of their own decision" on not getting vaccinated. | The group had previously announced that it would not hire new staff if they had not had the vaccine for non-medical reasons, citing the vulnerability of its residents and patient…
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Teacher Unions: We Want to Reopen Schools as Well, But We Need Vaccines & Resources to Do It Safely
Staff | democracynow.org | 2021-02-17
As school districts across the U.S. debate how to safely bring children into the classroom, we speak with two leaders of the teachers' union movement on what's at stake as schools reopen. Stacy Davis Gates, executive vice president of the Chicago Teachers Union, says years of underfunding and privatization have left many school districts ill-equipped to meet the needs of students, as well as educators. "It's not just the context of opening schools. It's reopening schools safely with the resources that are necessary to keep people safe," she tells Democracy Now! We also speak with Randi Weingarten, president of th…
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Mexico's vaccine rollout reaching seniors in remote areas
Online News Editor | laprensalatina.com | 2021-02-17
By Jose de Jesus Cortes Cuicatlan, Mexico, Feb 17 (efe-epa).- Mostly hopeful but also dealing with a certain degree of anxiety, senior citizens in this small town in the southern Mexican state of Oaxaca are being administered their first doses of a long-awaited Covid-19 vaccine. Accompanied by his daughter and clutching a wooden cane, Eustaquio …
laprensalatina.com/mexicos-vaccine-rollo…

Japan begins Covid-19 vaccination drive with healthcare workers
Online News Editor | laprensalatina.com | 2021-02-17
Tokyo, Feb 17 (efe-epa).- Japan began its vaccination campaign against Covid-19 on Wednesday, in a first phase in which it aims to inoculate 40,000 healthcare workers. The first doses of the vaccine developed by Pfizer/BioNTech, the only one approved so far in Japan, were administered at a public hospital in Tokyo and will be expanded …
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Japan begins Covid-19 vaccination drive with healthcare workers
Online News Editor | laprensalatina.com | 2021-02-17
Update 1: Adds quotes, context Tokyo, Feb 17 (efe-epa).- Japan began its vaccination campaign against Covid-19 on Wednesday, in a first phase in which it aims to inoculate 40,000 healthcare workers. The first doses of the vaccine developed by Pfizer/BioNTech, the only one approved so far in Japan, were administered at a public hospital in …
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Biden Administration Iran Bashing. Multiple Rockets Struck Pentagon Airbase in Northern Iraq
Stephen Lendman | globalresearch.ca | 2021-02-17
Like his predecessor, Biden and hardliners surrounding him invent reasons to bash Iran unjustifiably. | On Monday, multiple rockets struck a Pentagon airbase in Erbil, Iraq, killing a US contractor and wounding nine others, at least one individual in critical condition….
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Puerto Rico and US Religious Leaders Urge Biden on Jobs, Disaster Aid and SSI
Zach Conti | indybay.org | 2021-02-17
Administration Legal Move Could Release $2.3 Billion for Vulnerable Puerto Ricans, Say Faith Leaders…
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'Indian Country' is excited about the first Native American secretary of the interior — and the promise she has for addressing issues of importance to all Americans
The Conversation | juancole.com | 2021-02-17
By Traci Morris | — President Biden's nomination of U.S. Rep. Deb Haaland of New Mexico to lead the Department of the Interior is historic on many levels. Haaland, an enrolled member of the Pueblo of Laguna, was one of the first Native American women elected to Congress, along with U.S. Rep. Sharice Davids of …
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US to remove terrorist tag for Houthis
Peoples Dispatch | peoplesdispatch.org | 2021-02-17
The Biden administration reversed the decision of its predecessor to declare the Yemeni group Ansar Allah as part of its list of foreign terrorist organizations and a Specially Designated Global Terrorist…
peoplesdispatch.org/2021/02/17/us-to-rem…

To Normalize US-Cuban Relations, Restore Working Embassies
W. T. Whitney | counterpunch.org | 2021-02-17
The new Biden administration may soon ease regulations enforcing the U.S. economic blockade against Cuba. However, if Oregon Senator Ron Wyden's new bill, the U.S.-Cuba Trade Act of 2021, becomes law, the blockade itself will disappear. Meanwhile, the two countries' embassies in Havana and Washington are dysfunctional. No normal relations will obtain until they are…
counterpunch.org/2021/02/17/to-normalize…

Trump's right-wing Egyptian allies attack Biden administration and Dems
Aboulfotouh Kandil | peoplesworld.org | 2021-02-17
Egypt's miserable record on human rights has resulted in two Democrats launching a congressional group to deal with the situation. On Jan. 25, Democratic Reps. Tom Malinowski of New Jersey and Don Beyer of Virginia announced the formation of the "Egypt Human Rights Caucus." Egyptian human rights organizations and activists in the U.S. have responded …
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Fight for $15: Is Biden trying to sabotage key provision of his own stimulus bill?
Jordan Woll | liberationnews.org | 2021-02-17
One of the biggest unanswered questions regarding the stimulus package is whether or not it will include a provision to increase the minimum wage to $15 an hour.
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Biden Must Halt Face Recognition Technology to Advance Racial Equity
Kate Ruane | aclu.org | 2021-02-17
Face recognition and other forms of biometric identification technologies are a threat to core constitutional rights and have a disturbing record of racial bias and inaccuracy that endangers people of color and other marginalized groups. In keeping with President Biden's commitment to racial equity and civil liberties for all, he must take immediate action to halt the use and funding of these dangerous technologies by the federal government. | Today, we are calling on Biden to impose a federal moratorium on face recognition technology and prevent state and local governments from using federal funds to purchase i…
aclu.org/news/privacy-technology/biden-m…

Biden seeks peace in Yemen, but will the warring factions come on board?
Brian Whitaker | juancole.com | 2021-02-17
( Al-Bab.com) — The US State Department confirmed on Friday that it is revoking a last-minute decision by the Trump administration to designate Yemen's Houthi movement as a terrorist organisation. The issue is not whether the Houthis deserve to be designated — their atrocities are well known — but Trump's action, just days before leaving …
juancole.com/2021/02/biden-warring-facti…

The "Return" of America: Biden's Maiden Foreign Policy Speech
Binoy Kampmark | counterpunch.org | 2021-02-17
Few could have been slack-jawed at the first significant foreign policy speech of US President Joe Biden. It can easily be filed under the "America is back" label. Back as well, as if the previous administration had been incapable of it, was a promise for that practice unflatteringly called jaw-jaw. "Diplomacy," the President states from…
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The Expiration of the CARES Act Could Force Thousands Back into Federal Prisons
Milo Inglehart | aclu.org | 2021-02-17
The Trump Department of Justice spent its final days putting thousands of people at greater risk of catching COVID-19 during the height of the pandemic. On Jan. 15, the DOJ's Office of Legal Counsel issued a memo arguing the Bureau of Prisons (BOP) will be legally obligated to return thousands of people released on home confinement back to federal prisons while the pandemic still ravages correctional facilities. With the memo's March return date growing closer — and public health officials indicating that we will not be out of the pandemic woods by then — the Biden administration must take swift actio…
aclu.org/news/criminal-law-reform/the-ex…

For the sake of democracy, kill off the Senate filibuster
John Bachtell | peoplesworld.org | 2021-02-17
The nation's economic outlook is worsening, and new, more contagious COVID-19 variants worry public health officials. In response, the Democratic-led House and Senate are moving quickly to pass President Joe Biden's American Rescue Plan (ARP) through the process of budget reconciliation. This process requires a simple majority vote in the U.S. Senate. Budget reconciliation is …
peoplesworld.org/article/for-the-sake-of…

Unsubstantiated 'sonic attack' allegations still hobble U.S.-Cuba relations
W. T. Whitney Jr. | peoplesworld.org | 2021-02-17
The new Biden administration may soon ease regulations enforcing the U.S. economic blockade against Cuba. However, if Oregon Sen. Ron Wyden's new bill, the U.S.-Cuba Trade Act of 2021, becomes law, the blockade itself will disappear. The two countries' embassies in Havana and Washington are dysfunctional. No normal relations will be obtained until they are …
peoplesworld.org/article/unsubstantiated…

The Iran Deal: Biden and Blinken, Wynken and Blynken
Gary Leupp | counterpunch.org | 2021-02-17
Trump's attack on the Iran Deal was based on his ego, but done in tandem with apartheid-Israel and rogue state Saudi Arabia, whose vile leaders advised him to bomb Iran; he was reportedly on the verge of starting a war (in June 2019 and November 2020) when his more level-headed advisors checked him. (We must always recall that however sickening the Trump years they did not produce another criminal war.) Meantime Trump deeply annoyed the Europeans, such as the Deal's co-signers Germany, Britain and France, by thwarting major investment projects in the Islamic Republic. These included a factory to produce much need…
counterpunch.org/2021/02/17/the-iran-dea…

The Iran Deal: Biden and Blinken, Wykan and Blynkin
Gary Leupp | counterpunch.org | 2021-02-17
Trump's attack on the Iran Deal was based on his ego, but done in tandem with apartheid-Israel and rogue state Saudi Arabia, whose vile leaders advised him to bomb Iran; he was reportedly on the verge of starting a war (in June 2019 and November 2020) when his more level-headed advisors checked him. (We must always recall that however sickening the Trump years they did not produce another criminal war.) Meantime Trump deeply annoyed the Europeans, such as the Deal's co-signers Germany, Britain and France, by thwarting major investment projects in the Islamic Republic. These included a factory to produce much need…
counterpunch.org/2021/02/17/the-iran-dea…

We need more than Biden's "intention" — close Guantanamo now!
Sameena Rahman | liberationnews.org | 2021-02-17
The Biden administration has directed the National Security Council to conduct a review as part of initial efforts to permanently shut down the infamous U.S. prison at the Guantanamo Bay naval base.
liberationnews.org/we-need-more-than-bid…

Rights groups slam US arms sale to Egypt as activist's relatives arrested
Umar A Farooq | middleeasteye.net | 2021-02-17
Rights groups slam US arms sale to Egypt as activist's relatives arrested | Groups call for end to weapons sales to Cairo and for Biden administration to live up to its promise of 'no more blank checks' for President Sisi | Umar A Farooq | Wed, 02/17/2021 – 17: 20 | The State Department announced it had approved a $197m arms sale to Cairo, which consisted of 168 Raytheon-made Rolling Airframe Missiles (AFP/File ph…
www.middleeasteye.net/news/egypt-weapons…

Biden makes long-awaited call to Israel's Netanyahu
MEE staff | middleeasteye.net | 2021-02-17
Biden makes long-awaited call to Israel's Netanyahu | US President Joe Biden spoke to the Israeli PM for around an hour, following much speculation over a month of silence between the two leaders | MEE staff | Wed, 02/17/2021 – 21: 18 | Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu speaks on the phone with US President Joe Biden on 17 February (Twitter/@IsraeliPM) | US President Joe Biden made a much-anticipated call to I…
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Is Biden Committing Diplomatic Suicide Over The Iran Nuclear Agreement?
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2021-02-17
As Congress still struggles to pass a COVID relief bill, the rest of the world is nervously reserving judgment on America's new president and his foreign policy, after successive U.S. administrations have delivered unexpected and damaging shocks to the world and the international system. | Cautious international optimism toward President Biden is very much based on his commitment to Obama's signature diplomatic achievement, the JCPOA or nuclear agreement with Iran. Biden and the Democrats excoriated Trump for withdrawing from it and promised to promptly rejoin the deal if elected. But Biden now appears to be hedg…
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Is Biden Committing Diplomatic Suicide Over The Iran Nuclear Agreement?
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2021-02-17
As Congress still struggles to pass a COVID relief bill, the rest of the world is nervously reserving judgment on America's new president and his foreign policy, after successive U.S. administrations have delivered unexpected and damaging shocks to the world and the international system. | Cautious international optimism toward President Biden is very much based on his commitment to Obama's signature diplomatic achievement, the JCPOA or nuclear agreement with Iran. Biden and the Democrats excoriated Trump for withdrawing from it and promised to promptly rejoin the deal if elected. But Biden now appears to be hedg…
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NATO-Linked Think Tank Proposes Biden Adopt Venezuela-Style 'Regime Change' Policies Towards Belarus
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2021-02-17
The Biden administration should be massively boosting its funding to opposition groups in Belarus while increasing sanctions on the country in order to force out the current government, according to a discussion hosted by the highly influential Atlantic Council. | Kayla Popuchet is minoring in Slavic studies as part of her education in Latin American and Eastern European politics at City University of New York. Popuchet, who is also a regular contributor to Anticonquista and a New York City Housing Court Specialist, recently attended an online meeting about Belarus organised by the Atlantic Council, widely regard…
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If It Were A Narco Lab, It Would Be Working
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2021-02-17
On the day he was inaugurated, Joe Biden halted the construction of Trump's Mexican border wall. A few days earlier, 1500 miles to the south, a new 'caravan' of at least eight thousand Honduran migrants had set off northwards, partly in the hope that by the time they tried to cross into Texas, Biden's promised softening of immigration policy might have taken effect. | Obstacles left by Trump still stand in their way. Agreements he made with Honduras and Guatemala led to police attacking and dispersing the refugees. Scattered groups are still heading towards the Mexican frontier at Chiapas — according to one…
popularresistance.org/if-it-were-a-narco…

NATO-Linked Think Tank Proposes Biden Adopt Venezuela-Style 'Regime Change' Policies Towards Belarus
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2021-02-17
The Biden administration should be massively boosting its funding to opposition groups in Belarus while increasing sanctions on the country in order to force out the current government, according to a discussion hosted by the highly influential Atlantic Council. | Kayla Popuchet is minoring in Slavic studies as part of her education in Latin American and Eastern European politics at City University of New York. Popuchet, who is also a regular contributor to Anticonquista and a New York City Housing Court Specialist, recently attended an online meeting about Belarus organised by the Atlantic Council, widely regard…
popularresistance.org/nato-linked-think-…

Parler's new acting CEO invites Trump AND Biden to join 'civil discourse' after platform goes back online
rt.com | 2021-02-17
The interim CEO of the conservative-friendly social media site Parler has invited both President Joe Biden and his predecessor Donald Trump to create accounts, encouraging "civil discourse" after announcing the platform's return. | Parler's new acting chief executive, longtime Tea Party activist Mark Meckler, extended the offer to the current and former president during an interview with Fox News on Tuesday night, saying both are welcome on the site. | "What Parler's really about is being a public square, and a public square is where anybody can come, they can say what they want as long as it's legal. And Dona…
rt.com/usa/515769-parler-invites-trump-b…

'A love as real as climate change': Tucker Carlson sparks outrage after saying Joe & Jill Biden's marriage a 'slick PR campaign'
rt.com | 2021-02-17
Fox News host Tucker Carlson has outraged Democrats once again after he appeared to suggest President Joe Biden's relationship with his wife is a carefully-devised PR campaign, mockingly saying it is "as real as climate change." | Reacting to the glowing coverage celebrating Biden's public displays of affection with his wife, First Lady Jill Biden, and glee over a supposed return to 'normalcy' following chilly public interactions between former President Donald Trump and his wife Melania, Carlson put his own spin on the situation. | "Not since Antony dined with Cleopatra at downtown Antioch, before they killed…
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Israeli PM Netanyahu says he had 'friendly and warm' call with US president Biden
rt.com | 2021-02-17
After almost a month in office, US President Joe Biden spoke by phone with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, the White House confirmed. Netanyahu described the hour-long conversation as friendly and warm. | Tweeting in Hebrew, Netanyahu announced on Wednesday that he had spoken with Biden, saying they discussed the "strong alliance between Israel and the United States," the "Iranian threat," and challenges in the Middle East, among other things. | ◊®◊ê◊© ◊î◊û◊û◊©◊ú◊î ◊ë◊ ◊ô◊û◊&oc…
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Biden signals green light for reparations study as Congress press bill to examine slavery & discrimination from 1619 to present
rt.com | 2021-02-17
The White House has confirmed President Joe Biden's support for studying reparations, boosting a push in Congress to seek "appropriate remedies" for slavery and discrimination against black Americans dating from 1619 to today. | Biden "certainly would support a study of reparations" and the "continuing impacts of slavery," White House press secretary Jen Psaki told reporters at a briefing on Wednesday. "He continues to demonstrate his commitment to taking comprehensive action to address the systemic racism that persists today," and the reparations study is one part of that "across-government" approach, she add…
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Small businesses saved? Biden helped struggling firms 'first & foremost' with female nominee, press sec Psaki says
rt.com | 2021-02-17
White House spokeswoman Jen Psaki kicked off a wave of criticism after suggesting the Joe Biden administration was helping out struggling companies "first and foremost" by tapping a woman to lead the Small Business Administration. | Psaki was asked what the president intended to do to assist small business during a virtual Q&A on Tuesday, as many independent companies continue to languish under a raft of state-level shutdown policies and other restrictions amid the coronavirus pandemic. | "First and foremost, he nominated a woman to lead the Small Business Administration, who formerly worked there," Psaki said…
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Biden administration approves $200 million arms sale to Egypt despite concerns over human rights abuses
rt.com | 2021-02-17
The US has signed off on a $197 million arms sale, containing 168 tactical missiles, to the Egyptian government, despite the Biden administration raising concerns over potential human rights abuses in the country. | The US State Department announced that the government has approved the deal after the Egyptian Navy requested the Rolling Airframe Missiles to bolster its defense capabilities around the Red Sea, as the nation is seen as "an important strategic partner in the Middle East." | Congress will now review the deal and the State Department's approval before it is formally confirmed. | The Biden administra…
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Argentina y China: El litio, el transporte eléctrico y el debate del desarrollo
Diego Mazzoccone | globalizacion.ca | 2021-02-17
Argentina cuenta con una de las más grandes reservas de litio del mundo; ubicadas principalmente en las provincias de Catamarca, Jujuy y Salta, formando parte del triángulo junto a Chile y Bolivia donde se encuentra el 80 por ciento de…
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Pandemic-Related Drop in College Enrollment Reveals Inequities in Access to Higher Ed
Matt Sedlar | cepr.net | 2021-02-17
Introduction The COVID-19 pandemic has had a profound impact on college enrollments this fall. Based on preliminary estimates, fall 2020 enrollments were down 2.5 percent, resulting in a rate of decline greater than twice that of 2019, and a net decrease of 400,000 students in higher education. The bulk of the decline was concentrated at …
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COVID-19 Has Made Americans Lonelier Than Ever — Here's how AI can Help
Real Progressives | realprogressives.org | 2021-02-17
Laken Brooks, University of Florida | "How does that make you feel?" | In the isolation of the COVID-19 pandemic, many people are missing a sympathetic ear. Would a response like that make you feel heard, less alone, even if it were a machine writing back to you? | The pandemic has contributed to chronic loneliness. Digital tools like video chat and social media help connect people who live or quar…
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COVID-19 Has Made Americans Lonelier Than Ever — Here's how AI can Help
Real Progressives | realprogressives.org | 2021-02-17
Laken Brooks, University of Florida | "How does that make you feel?" | In the isolation of the COVID-19 pandemic, many people are missing a sympathetic ear. Would a response like that make you feel heard, less alone, even if it were a machine writing back to you? | The pandemic has contributed to chronic loneliness. Digital tools like video chat and social media help connect people who live or quarant…
realprogressives.org/covid-19-made-ameri…

Israel allows first 1,000 coronavirus vaccines to enter Gaza
Online News Editor | laprensalatina.com | 2021-02-17
Jerusalem, Feb 17 (efe-epa).- Israel permitted the entry of an initial batch of 1,000 doses of the coronavirus vaccine into the Gaza Strip from the West Bank on Wednesday, an Israeli security official confirmed to Efe Wednesday, after the country had delayed the transfer earlier this week. "The shipment of the vaccines is on the …
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Vulture Funds plan to use the Pandemic to pillage the Global Economy
Eds. | mronline.org | 2021-02-17
Before the pandemic, private equity had amassed $2.5 trillion–more than the GDP of Italy–in 'dry powder,' waiting for distressed assets to plunder. Covid-19 provided them with the perfect opportunity.
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'We're not a charity case, we're under occupation'
Staff | therealnews.com | 2021-02-17
Telling Israel to be a kinder occupying force does nothing to address the structural violence of Israeli occupation, which has been laid bare during the COVID-19 pandemic.
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Call for volunteers for world's first coronavirus human challenge study
imperial.ac.uk | 2021-02-17
The UK will be the first country to run a Covid-19 human challenge study, following a favourable opinion from the UK's clinical trials ethics body.
imperial.ac.uk/news/215173/call-volunteers-worlds-first-coronavirus-human

COVID infections drop 16% worldwide in one week: WHO
news.un.org | 2021-02-17
In its latest update on the COVID-19 pandemic, the World Health Organization (WHO) said that although the number of global infections have fallen by 16 per cent in a week — 500,000 fewer cases — regions, including Europe, are still in the grip of the virus whose variants are spreading.
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Strengthen 'One Health approach' to prevent future pandemics — WHO chief
news.un.org | 2021-02-17
The COVID-19 pandemic demonstrates "intimate" linkages between the health of humans, animals and ecosystems, as zoonotic diseases spread between animals and people, the World Health Organization (WHO) chief said on Wednesday.
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COVID infections drop 16% worldwide in one week: WHO
news.un.org | 2021-02-17
In its latest update on the COVID-19 pandemic, the World Health Organization (WHO) said that although the number of gobal infections have fallen by 16 per cent in a week — 500,000 fewer cases — regions, including Europe, are still in the grip of the virus whose variants are spreading.
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Covid-19: Mass medic migration leaves Iran in pandemic panic
MEE correspondent | middleeasteye.net | 2021-02-17
Covid-19: Mass medic migration leaves Iran in pandemic panic | The pandemic has driven Iran's doctors and nurses to foreign countries that offer better financial and workplace incentives, as well as respect for the healthcare profession | MEE correspondent | Wed, 02/17/2021 – 14: 42 | As Iran struggles with the coronavirus outbreak, many Iranian doctors and nurses have chosen to emigrate for better pay and…
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Why politicians and doctors keep ignoring the medical research on Vitamin D and Covid
Jonathan Cook | zcomm.org | 2021-02-17
The only sane response to the Vitamin D medical studies showing dramatic benefits for those hospitalised with Covid is to demand urgent government funding of further research…
zcomm.org/znetarticle/why-politicians-an…

The Music We Made in Lockdown
David Hajdu | thenation.com | 2021-02-17
The Music We Made in Lockdown…
thenation.com/article/culture/music-lock…

GOP response to the Texas winter storms steals directly from Trump's sadistic COVID-19 playbook
Amanda Marcotte | salon.com | 2021-02-17
Texas Republicans try to troll their way through a disaster…
salon.com/2021/02/17/gop-response-to-the…

'Breathing is optional': Internet groans after NYC requires double-masking inside federal court buildings
rt.com | 2021-02-17
Two masks will now be required for those who want to enter a federal court building in Manhattan — but the new Covid-19 guidance has provoked more mockery than applause on social media. | The Southern District of New York announced the rule last week as part of its "phased re-entry plan." Individuals will need to wear two face coverings or be equipped with an N95 mask. The guidelines also specify that bandanas and coverings with vents will not be considered adequ…
rt.com/usa/515810-nyc-double-mask-court-…

Former Downing Street Chief of Staff Lobbied for 'Friends' to Get Fat Contract for COVID Focus Groups
Adam Bychawski | globalresearch.ca | 2021-02-17
All Global Research articles can be read in 27 languages by activating the "Translate Website" drop down menu on the top banner of our home page (Desktop version). | *** | Dominic Cummings pushed for a government contract to be awarded without …
globalresearch.ca/former-downing-street-…

"David vs. Goliath": Warehouse Workers in Alabama Fight Amazon for the Right to Unionize
Staff | democracynow.org | 2021-02-17
Amazon workers in Bessemer, Alabama, are continuing to vote on whether to become the first unionized Amazon warehouse in the United States. Their demands include stronger COVID-19 safety measures and relief from impossibly high productivity standards that leave many unable to take bathroom breaks. "We want to be heard. We want to be treated like people and not ignored when we have issues," says Jennifer Bates, a worker at Amazon's BHM1 facility who has been part of the union drive from the beginning. We also speak with Michael Foster, a poultry plant worker, union member and member-organizer with RWDSU. "Amazon h…
www.democracynow.org/2021/2/17/bessemer_…

New Zealand ends Auckland lockdown despite new infections
Online News Editor | laprensalatina.com | 2021-02-17
Sydney, Australia, Feb 17 (efe-epa).- New Zealand announced Wednesday an end to the three-day confinement decreed in Auckland, home to 1.7 million people and the most populous city in the country, despite confirming three new Covid-19 positives. New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said at a press conference that the transmission "is contained," although some …
laprensalatina.com/new-zealand-ends-auck…

An order of tuna sashimi, please. Have the robot bring it to me!
Online News Editor | laprensalatina.com | 2021-02-17
By Marc Arcas Rohnert Park, California, Feb 16 (efe-epa).- "An order of tuna sashimi. And have the robot bring it to me, please!" Minutes later, a cylinder about a meter (3.3 feet) high with trays inside slides toward the table bearing the Japanese delicacy. It's the restauranteurs' new assistant during these Covid times. At the …
laprensalatina.com/an-order-of-tuna-sash…

Thousand-year old Chinese dance tradition struggles amid Covid restrictions
Online News Editor | laprensalatina.com | 2021-02-17
Bangkok, Feb 17 (efe-epa).- The Lion Dance is a form of tradition originating in China dating back thousands of years, which is usually performed during Lunar New Year celebrations to bring good fortune for the year ahead. This year, however, most troupes have seen bookings for their performances disappear because of restrictions to slow the …
laprensalatina.com/thousand-year-old-chi…

Tokio Olympics organizers express 'full confidence' in anti-Covid measures
Online News Editor | laprensalatina.com | 2021-02-17
Tokyo, Feb 17 (efe-epa).- The organizers of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games on Wednesday highlighted the positive reception of the anti-Covid measures outlined in the first version of their playbooks — guides — for participants. "The publication of the playbooks has had an extraordinary impact on everyone. (…) The overwhelming result was total …
laprensalatina.com/tokio-olympics-organi…

Tennessee to Begin COVID-19 Vaccination of Adults Age 65 and Older, Teachers
Rafael Figueroa | laprensalatina.com | 2021-02-17
NASHVILLE, TN (THD) — Tennessee will begin registering Tennesseans aged 65 and older and those in Phase 1b of the state's COVID-19 Vaccination Plan COVID-19 for vaccinations on Feb. 22. Phase 1b includes staff members of kindergarten through 12th grade schools and childcare facilities. TDH has launched a new online scheduling tool that allows users …
laprensalatina.com/tennessee-to-begin-co…

WHO urges Iran to share Covid-19 experiences with world
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2021-02-17
TEHRAN, Feb. 15 (MNA) — The Regional Director of the WHO, Ahmed bin Salem, Al-Manzari said the international body will support Iran to share its experiences in the fight against Covid-19 with world countries.
en.mehrnews.com/news/170098/WHO-urges-Ir…

One year into the pandemic, Iran's achievements
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2021-02-17
TEHRAN, Feb. 17 (MNA) — Iran has made great efforts to combat the Covid-19 through boosting production of medical items, forming volunteer groups, and implementing different schemes, and the most precious of which was the medical staff's dedication.
en.mehrnews.com/news/170078/One-year-int…

From Covid to Power outages in Ice Storms, the Texas Republican Party has created a Failed State
Juan Cole | juancole.com | 2021-02-17
Ann Arbor (Informed Comment) — The Republican Party has had a lock on Texas politics for over two decades, and has reduced it to a failed state. Even Texans like Beto O'Rourke are making this observation. Millions are without electricity in the midst of one of the state's worse winter storms ever. This massive failure …
juancole.com/2021/02/outages-republican-…

Execution cruelty hidden by Trump officials to speed up death sentences
Michael Tarm | peoplesworld.org | 2021-02-17
CHICAGO (AP)–Executioners who put 13 inmates to death in the last months of the Trump administration likened the process of dying by lethal injection to falling asleep and called gurneys "beds" and final breaths "snores." But those tranquil accounts are at odds with reports by The Associated Press and other media witnesses of how prisoners' stomachs rolled, …
peoplesworld.org/article/execution-cruel…

Congressman files lawsuit against Trump for inciting Capitol riots
Andrew Emett | nationofchange.org | 2021-02-17
The lawsuit accuses Trump, Giuliani, and the far-right extremist groups of conspiring to incite an assembled crowd to march upon the U.S. Capitol to disrupt and intimidate Congress from approving the count of electoral votes.
nationofchange.org/2021/02/17/congressma…

In the News: Did Impeachment Make Trump Weaker or Stronger?
The Socialist Program | liberationnews.org | 2021-02-17
This interview is an episode of The Socialist Program with Brian Becker, a podcast providing news and views about the world for those who want to change it. You can follow the show on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. On today's "In the News" roundtable, Brian Becker, Nicole Roussell, Esther Iverem and Walter Smolarek discuss the …
liberationnews.org/in-the-news-did-impea…

January 6th was the Final Act of a Failed Coup — Paul Jay
Paul Jay | theanalysis.news | 2021-02-17
Paul Jay is a guest on Muslim Network TV discussing Trump's attempt to enlist a military intervention in the transfer of power and McConnell's role in the lack of security on Capitol Hill.
theanalysis.news/interviews/january-6th-was-the-final-act-of-a-failed-coup-paul-jay/

Trump Acquitted (Again), but Trump Hatred Continues
_____ | strategic-culture.org | 2021-02-17
By Ron PAUL | Last week's second impeachment trial of former President Trump should serve as a warning that something is very wrong in US politics. Far from a measured, well-investigated, rock-solid case against the former president, America was again abused with day after day of character assassination, innuendo, false claims, and even falsified "evidence." | The trial wasn't intended to win a conviction of Trump for "incitement" because the Democrats already knew that the votes were not there. So, just as with the last impeachment trial, the goal was to fling as much dirt at Donald Trump as they could while the…
strategic-culture.org/news/2021/02/17/tr…

The Trump-McConnell Death Match Is Good for Dems–and the Country
Jeet Heer | thenation.com | 2021-02-17
The Trump-McConnell Death Match Is Good for Dems–and the Country…
thenation.com/article/politics/trump-mcc…

Can the NAACP Succeed Where Everyone Else Has Failed?
Elie Mystal | thenation.com | 2021-02-17
Can the NAACP Succeed Where Everyone Else Has Failed?
thenation.com/article/politics/naacp-law…

Former Trump Plaza Hotel and Casino DEMOLISHED to cheers in Atlantic City (VIDEO)
rt.com | 2021-02-17
Donald Trump's former hotel and casino on the Atlantic City Boardwalk in New Jersey was taken down in a controlled demolition on Wednesday, with spectators actually paying to view the event and cheering as it came down. | While the Trump Plaza Hotel and Casino had once been one of the big attractions on the Boardwalk, it had fallen into disrepair since closing in 2014, with debris beginning to peel and fall off the building. | It was destroyed in a controlled demolition on Wednesday morning, leaving in its wake nothing but rubble. | The former events manager for the casino, Bernie Dillon, said the hotel had on…
rt.com/usa/515847-trump-hotel-demolition…

Former Trump casino demolished
Online News Editor | laprensalatina.com | 2021-02-17
New York, Feb 17 (efe-epa).- Atlantic City's Trump Plaza Hotel and Casino, which welcomed the rich and famous for years, on Wednesday was demolished in a controlled explosion that was followed by applause from the crowd who had gathered nearby to watch it come crashing down. The building took just 20 seconds to be reduced …
laprensalatina.com/former-trump-casino-d…

Trump launches personal attack on fellow Republican McConnell
Online News Editor | laprensalatina.com | 2021-02-17
Washington, Feb 16 (efe-epa).- Former United States president Donald Trump on Tuesday launched a biting personal attack on fellow Republican Mitch McConnell. It came days after the Senate minority leader held Trump "practically and morally responsible" for the Capitol riot, despite voting against his impeachment. "McConnell's dedication to business as usual, status quo policies, together …
laprensalatina.com/trump-launches-person…

Ronald Reagan: "Small Government" a Smoke Screen for Racism and Smashing Unions — Matt Tyrnauer (pt4)
Paul Jay | theanalysis.news | 2021-02-17
One of Reagan's geniuses was to convince people to vote against their own self-interest. In the name of lower taxes and the Cold War, he expanded investment in "defense" systems, that benefited the oligarchs who brought him to power. Matt Tyrnauer, director of "The Reagans" on Showtime, joins Paul Jay on theAnalysis.news…
theanalysis.news/interviews/ronald-reagan-small-government-a-smoke-screen-for-racism-and-smashing-unions-matt-tyrnauer-pt4/

Republicans Hide Behind Constitution
Richard C. Gross | counterpunch.org | 2021-02-17
"WAR IS PEACE "FREEDOM IS SLAVERY "IGNORANCE IS STRENGTH" George Orwell, 1984 The failure of Republican senators to convict a twice impeached pathological liar of "incitement of insurrection" despite chilling videos showing he encouraged an army of thugs to unleash a maelstrom against the crucible of American democracy will forever stain our proud history of freedom.
counterpunch.org/2021/02/17/republicans-…

Solidarity accelerates with Amazon workers' union drive in Alabama
Scott Williams | workers.org | 2021-02-17
Solidarity with the struggle of 5,800+ Amazon workers in Bessemer, Ala., to unionize continues to grow, following the heroic lead of this majority-Black workforce fighting for justice on the job. Walking the Powder Plant Road approach to the Amazon warehouse in Bessemer, Ala.,where a union drive is underway by the . . . | Continue reading Solidarity accelerates with Amazon workers' union drive in Alabama at Workers.org
workers.org/2021/02/54507/?utm_source=rs…

Activists warn resumption of armed conflict in Western Sahara over Morocco's continued violations
Abdul Rahman | peoplesdispatch.org | 2021-02-17
The Sahrawi Human Rights Defenders in Western Sahara (CODESA) has called on the International Red Cross to immediately establish its humanitarian operation in the region as the situation is deteriorating in the occupied territories due to Moroccan aggression against the Sahrawi people…
peoplesdispatch.org/2021/02/17/activists…

Formation of interim government in Libya revives hopes for peace
Abdul Rahman | peoplesdispatch.org | 2021-02-17
Though all warring factions have supported the elections of the interim government earlier this month there are certain uncertainties about its success including the continued presence of foreign troops in the country…
peoplesdispatch.org/2021/02/17/formation…

THIS is why 'deregulation' is deadly
Staff | therealnews.com | 2021-02-17
Millions of Texans are struggling to keep warm and survive Winter Storm Uri. Meanwhile, Republicans like Texas Gov. Greg Abbot are rushing to save their own asses, pushing the blame for power grid failures onto anyone but themselves; but they, and years of market-serving conservative governance, caused this mess.
therealnews.com/this-is-why-deregulation…

Will Andrés Arauz be the next president of Ecuador?
Vijay Prashad | peoplesdispatch.org | 2021-02-17
Uncertainty looms over the electoral process in Ecuador as it has still not been made clear who will face off against front-runner Andrés Arauz in the second round and whether the process will go forward as planned…
peoplesdispatch.org/2021/02/17/will-andr…

Montgomery Bus Boycott, Bessemer, prisons — Class struggle then and now
Monica Moorehead | workers.org | 2021-02-17
Fifty years after the end of the U.S. Civil War — and during the height of horrific lynchings of Black people in the Deep South by KKK terror — the Association for the Study of Negro Life and History was founded in 1915 by Dr. Carter Woodson and Rev. Jesse . . . | Continue reading Montgomery Bus Boycott, Bessemer, prisons — Class struggle then and now at Workers.org
workers.org/2021/02/54501/?utm_source=rs…

The Arab Spring Failed But the Rage Against Misery and Injustice Continues
Patrick Cockburn | zcomm.org | 2021-02-17
The greatest force for revolutionary change in this vast war-ravaged and misruled region is that the humiliation, misery and injustice that Ayat denounced 10 years ago is even greater today — and so is the rage they inspire…
zcomm.org/znetarticle/the-arab-spring-fa…

Tyranny by Propaganda Is Tyranny by Force
_____ | strategic-culture.org | 2021-02-17
By Caitlin JOHNSTONE | As people became more educated and more aware of what's going on in their world, they began to decide that they didn't much like being attacked by the ruler's goon squad whenever they stepped out of line. Because there are a lot more ordinary people than rulers, this forced an end to the practice of rule by overt brute force tyranny in some parts of the world. | So a few things changed. First, we began to see rulers shipping their violent goon squad enforcers overseas. While it is now taboo to openly butcher members of your citizenry who oppose you, it is considered perfectly acceptable to…
strategic-culture.org/news/2021/02/17/ty…

Taliban hail NZ troops withdrawal plan from Afghanistan
yenisafak.com | 2021-02-17
The Taliban on Wednesday hailed the announcement by New Zealand to withdraw its troops from Afghanistan by May."We welcome the decision by New Zealand that is in line with the Doha agreement," spokesman Zabihullah Mujahed said in a tweet."We urge all countries that have exhausted their troops in a long unwinnable war in Afghanistan to take similar steps," he added, as NATO defense ministers meet in Brussels to decide on the fate of the Afghan mission.Washington struck a deal with the Taliban last year to withdraw all US forces in exchange for security guarantees. But the new US administration led by President Joe…
yenisafak.com/en/news/taliban-hail-nz-tr…

Thirty FETàñ terror suspects arrested in Istanbul
yenisafak.com | 2021-02-17
The arrests came after Istanbul prosecutors issued arrest warrants for 31 suspects as part of a probe into the terror group, said the sources, who asked not to be named due to restrictions on speaking to the media.In simultaneous anti-terror operations at 29 addresses in Istanbul, police also seized ‚Ǩ17,515 ($21,175) and nearly 7,000 Turkish liras ($990).Efforts to apprehend the remaining suspect are ongoing.FETO and its US-based leader Fetullah Gulen orchestrated the defeated coup of July 15, 2016, in which 251 people were martyred and nearly 2,200 injured.Ankara accuses FETO of being behind a…
yenisafak.com/en/news/thirty-feto-terror…

Coronavirus: UK variant gains ground in Germany
yenisafak.com | 2021-02-17
A new and more contagious UK variant of the coronavirus is continuing to gain ground in Germany, Health Minister Jens Spahn said Wednesday.Spahn said the new variant, B.1.1.7, first identified late last year in the UK, now represents more than 22% of new infections in Germany."As we have seen in other countries, number of infections with this new variant is doubling almost every week," he said at a press conference where he noted that two weeks ago, the percentage of the UK variant found in Germany was just 6%.Spahn warned against complacency and urged Germans to strictly observe hygiene and safety measures becau…
yenisafak.com/en/world/coronavirus-uk-va…

Media Warfare: UK Bans China's CGTN Network, China Bans BBC
Brian Berletic | globalresearch.ca | 2021-02-17
All Global Research articles can be read in 27 languages by activating the "Translate Website" drop down menu on the top banner of our home page (Desktop version). | *** | In a move that was entirely predictable after the UK's Office …
globalresearch.ca/china-ousts-bbc-based-…

Indian journalist acquitted of defamation in #MeToo case
The Canary | thecanary.co | 2021-02-17
A court in India has acquitted a journalist of criminal defamation after she accused a former editor-turned-politician and junior external affairs minister of sexual harassment. | MJ Akbar, 70, filed a case against journalist Priya Ramani in October 2018, denying the allegations as "false, baseless and wild". | Ramani was the first to accuse Akbar of harassment, spurring on more than 20 women to come forward and allege similar accusations during his previous career as one of the country's most prominent news editors. | More than a dozen accusations: | Akbar resigned a few days later from his post as a jun…
thecanary.co/global/world-news/2021/02/1…

UK's Prince Philip taken to hospital as 'precautionary measure'
Online News Editor | laprensalatina.com | 2021-02-17
London, Feb 17 (EFE).- The United Kingdom's Prince Philip, husband of Queen Elizabeth II, has been admitted to hospital as a "precautionary measure" after a few days of feeling unwell, Buckingham Palace confirmed Wednesday. The Duke of Edinburgh, 99, will remain at the King Edward VII Hospital in London for "observation and rest" for a …
laprensalatina.com/uks-prince-philip-tak…

Sanaa hosts Houthi mass wedding
Online News Editor | laprensalatina.com | 2021-02-17
The Houthi movement organized Wednesday a mass wedding ceremony for 70 of its fighters who were prisoners of war, four months after they were released by Saudi-backed government forces in a UN and ICRC-brokered prisoner exchange. In Yemen, men and women have their own celebration separately due to Muslim traditions. A visual story by EFE/EPA …
laprensalatina.com/sanaa-hosts-houthi-ma…

Russia warns Zionist regime over air strikes in Syria
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2021-02-17
TEHRAN, Feb. 17 (MNA) — A senior Russian official has warned the Zionist regime over the consequences of continuing its airstrikes in Syria.
en.mehrnews.com/news/170102/Russia-warns…

'Path to diplomacy' between Iran and US is open, Blinken says
MEE staff | middleeasteye.net | 2021-02-17
'Path to diplomacy' between Iran and US is open, Blinken says | But Iranian Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei has said Washington's 'nice words and promises' were not enough to revive the nuclear deal | MEE staff | Wed, 02/17/2021 – 18: 54 | 'We know that that agreement was working,' US Secretary of State Tony Blinken told NPR (AFP/File photo) | Washington and Tehran have an open "path to diplomacy" to revive the nuclear deal a…
www.middleeasteye.net/news/iran-us-path-…

UN, African Union urge Somali leaders to resume talks to overcome political impasse
news.un.org | 2021-02-17
The United Nations Secretary-General and the Chairperson of the African Union Commission called on Somali leaders, on Tuesday, to resume dialogue to resolve outstanding differences concerning elections in the country.
news.un.org/feed/view/en/story/2021/02/1…

Vote [1] for Socialist Alliance in Western Australia
Pip Hinman | greenleft.org.au | 2021-02-17
The Socialist Alliance is the only voice in the WA election to challenge the terrifying logic of the capitalist system to maximise profits at the expense of people's lives and the environment, reports Kerry Smith.
greenleft.org.au/content/vote-1-socialis…

Albuquerque teachers say, 'Until cases decline, keep school online!'
Ben Imbus | liberationnews.org | 2021-02-17
Photo credit: Liberation screenshot of KOAT coverage. On Feb. 3, teachers and students held a protest outside of Albuquerque Public Schools administrative headquarters against the rushed re-opening of schools. They chanted "Save lives, keep the schools closed!" and "Until cases decline, stay online!" Later that day, the APS Board of Education met to vote on …
liberationnews.org/albuquerque-teachers-…

Italy's new premier unveils ambitious reform program
yenisafak.com | 2021-02-17
Italy's prime minister on Wednesday unveiled in parliament his ambitious reform platform that focused on leading the country out of a devastating pandemic and a daunting recession, as his Cabinet faces two key confidence votes.Mario Draghi — a former central banker and highly regarded technocrat — was called in by Italian President Sergio Mattarella this month to solve a chaotic political crisis, which risked plunging Italy into further political uncertainty just as it battles an unprecedented health and economic crisis.Draghi and his new government — born last week after complex negotiations am…
yenisafak.com/en/world/italys-new-premie…

Uzbeks remember massacres committed by Armenian group
yenisafak.com | 2021-02-17
Even a century later, memories of the killing of 35,000 civilians by armed Armenian Dashnak group are still fresh in the people's minds in Central Asian nations.Historians have recorded that more than 200 cities and settlements in the Fergana Valley in eastern Uzbekistan were destroyed in 1918."Mostly elderly, women and children were killed in the massacre that began on Feb. 13, 1918, and lasted for three months, by the Dashnaks to destroy the Turkistan Autonomy," said Sohret Barlas, an Uzbek historian, researcher, and writer who has been studying Dashnaks for over past 29 years.The Armenian Revolutionary Federat…
yenisafak.com/en/news/uzbeks-remember-ma…

Lenguaje de guerra para tiempos de coronavirus
Ander Jiménez Carva | globalizacion.ca | 2021-02-17
Hay palabras que, por lo que sea, de pronto aparecen y se instalan en el vocabulario político cotidiano, nadie sabe cómo ha sido, pero es como si de pronto fuéramos incapaces de definir determinados acontecimientos sin utilizarlas. También ocurre a…
globalizacion.ca/lenguaje-de-guerra-para…

Podcast: Coronavirus on the tube, virus variants and matters of the heart
imperial.ac.uk | 2021-02-17
In this edition: What testing on transport says about coronavirus transmission, how new virus variants are emerging, and chatting to a cardiologist.
imperial.ac.uk/news/215233/podcast-coronavirus-tube-virus-variants-matters

Argentine kids return to class after almost a year of remote learning
Online News Editor | laprensalatina.com | 2021-02-17
By Rodrigo Garcia Melero Buenos Aires, Feb 17 (efe-epa).- In-person classes will once again be held in Buenor Aires and various Argentine provinces after almost a year with only virtual classes available due to the coronavirus pandemic at the start of a program being criticized by assorted groups and unions because of the danger of …
laprensalatina.com/argentine-kids-return…

Petition For Reinstatement Of Fired Namibian Mineworkers Union Rossing Leaders
repost | indybay.org | 2021-02-17
An international petition has been launched to call on the reinstatement of the leaders of the Namibia Mineworkers Union Rossing branch who were illegally fired by the China National Nuclear Corporation CNNC.
indybay.org/newsitems/2021/02/16/1884008…

Shopkeeper who stopped robbery in California by shooting into the air ARRESTED for discharging his gun
rt.com | 2021-02-17
An Oakland liquor store owner in violence-besieged Chinatown shot into the air to stop the robbery of a woman in front of his shop, only to be arrested as police signaled that armed resistance to a crime wave won't be tolerated. | …
rt.com/usa/515865-merchant-stops-robbery…

US Sanctions Against Iran Allowed China to Penetrate Its Influence Deeper into Central Asia
Paul Antonopoulos | globalresearch.ca | 2021-02-17
All Global Research articles can be read in 27 languages by activating the "Translate Website" drop down menu on the top banner of our home page (Desktop version). | *** | Sanctions have become a formidable weapon used by Washington to maintain …
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UN expert details crushing human toll of US sanctions on Venezuela
Anya Parampil | thegrayzone.com | 2021-02-17
Red Lines host Anya Parampil speaks with Alena Douhan, UN special rapporteur on the negative impact of the unilateral coercive measures on the enjoyment of human rights, about her recent trip to Venezuela. In her first interview since the publication of the preliminary findings of her mission to Venezuela, Professor Douhan discusses her main takeaways from the visit, her method for investigating, as well as the response to her report.
thegrayzone.com/2021/02/16/un-expert-det…

Agro-ecology project links peasant production to urban communes in Venezuela
Michele de Mello | peoplesdispatch.org | 2021-02-17
"Only the people can save the people." With this idea in mind, the Pueblo a Pueblo Foundation (People to people, in Spanish) seeks to apply in real life, union and solidarity between the countryside and the city. The project is based on bringing food produced by rural Venezuelan communities to urban communes. The goal is to shut out intermediaries, and ensure the societal division of agricultural production: ensuring that the farmer does not lose his harvest, and that the consumer can have access to a diversified basic food basket at a fair price. | "The Pueblo a Pueblo plan has working on this dimension of agroe…
peoplesdispatch.org/2021/02/17/agro-ecol…

Iran Ramps Up Assistance to Venezuelan Refineries
Ricardo Vaz | venezuelanalysis.com | 2021-02-17
Caracas is looking to reactivate the largest refinery in the country.
venezuelanalysis.com/news/15125

UN Expert Details Crushing Human Toll Of US Sanctions On Venezuela
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2021-02-17
Red Lines host Anya Parampil speaks with Alena Douhan, UN special rapporteur on the negative impact of the unilateral coercive measures on the enjoyment of human rights, about her recent trip to Venezuela. | In her first interview since the publication of the preliminary findings of her mission to Venezuela, Professor Douhan discusses her main takeaways from the visit, her method for investigating, as well as the response to her report.
popularresistance.org/un-expert-details-…

Saturday 2/20: February 20: National Day of Solidarity With Alabama Amazon Workers
Aleta Toure | indybay.org | 2021-02-17
Assemble at the Walmart Hilltop Mall Parking lot by 3: 45 pm (1400 Hilltop Mall Rd, Richmond, CA 94806) | (Please decorate your cars with posters and signage that state any combination of words: | Bessemer * Amazon * Solidarity * Unions * #CAstandswithBamazon * | We will then drive at 4: 00 pm together around to the other side of the Mall which Amazon now occupies. We will circle the mall in solidarity with Bessemer Amazon Union! | Support Alabama Amazon Workers – Richmond stands in solidarity with the Amazon workers in Alabama! | This Black History Month, join the national day of solidarity with Alabama Amazon wor…
indybay.org/newsitems/2021/02/15/1884006…

Saturday 2/20: Solidarity with Bamazon Workers!
Andrea Weber | indybay.org | 2021-02-17
2200 Hilltop Mall Drive in Richmond…
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Incarcerated workers say: 'Solidarity with Amazon workers!'
| workers.org | 2021-02-17
The following letters from incarcerated workers in the Pennsylvania prison system were sent by email on Feb. 13 and 15 to Joe Piette, a member of the Prisoners Solidarity Committee of Workers World Party. From SCI Frackville As I've advised you before, anything that I can do for the people, . . . | Continue reading Incarcerated workers say: 'Solidarity with Amazon workers!' at Workers.org
workers.org/2021/02/54497/?utm_source=rs…

Incarcerated workers say: 'Solidarity with Amazon workers!'
| workers.org | 2021-02-17
The following letters from incarcerated workers in the Pennsylvania prison system were sent by email on Feb. 13 and 15 to Joe Piette, a member of the Prisoner Solidarity Committee of Workers World Party. From SCI Frackville As I've advised you before, anything that I can do . . . | Continue reading Incarcerated workers say: 'Solidarity with Amazon workers!' at Workers.org
workers.org/2021/02/54497/?utm_source=rs…

February 20: Day Of Action In Solidarity With Alabama Amazon Workers
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2021-02-17
From Mississippi to Connecticut, North Carolina to California, workers, labor and community activists have resoundingly responded to the call for a National Day of Solidarity with Alabama Amazon Workers issued by the Southern Workers Assembly. | More than 40 actions (and counting!) are now planned to mobilize solidarity with the workers in Bessemer and to tell Amazon: Victory to the workers! Union-busting has got to go! The full list of actions can be found below. | Amazon is spending tens of thousands of dollars each day on the most vile union busters around – Morgan Lewis – because they know this historic strug…
popularresistance.org/february-20-day-of…

February 20: Day Of Action In Solidarity With Alabama Amazon Workers
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2021-02-17
From Mississippi to Connecticut, North Carolina to California, workers, labor and community activists have resoundingly responded to the call for a National Day of Solidarity with Alabama Amazon Workers issued by the Southern Workers Assembly. | More than 40 actions (and counting!) are now planned to mobilize solidarity with the workers in Bessemer and to tell Amazon: Victory to the workers! Union-busting has got to go! The full list of actions can be found below. | Amazon is spending tens of thousands of dollars each day on the most vile union busters around – Morgan Lewis – because they know this historic strug…
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Morgan Lewis lawyers — high-paid union-busting thugs
Betsey Piette | workers.org | 2021-02-17
In the late 19th and early 20th centuries, bosses hired Pinkerton Agency goon squads to infiltrate unions, break strikes and intimidate workers who were trying to organize. Graphic: supportamazonworkers.org Today's hired union-busting thugs are more likely to be high-paid lawyers tasked with turning labor laws — intended to protect workers . . . | Continue reading Morgan Lewis lawyers — high-paid union-busting thugs at Workers.org
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Video: Chaos in the Middle East, Turkey and US Pursuing Separate Goals in Northern Iraq
South Front | globalresearch.ca | 2021-02-17
All Global Research articles can be read in 27 languages by activating the "Translate Website" drop down menu on the top banner of our home page (Desktop version). | *** | The United States has already started bearing the consequences of the …
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New Zealand to withdraw remaining troops from Afghanistan
Online News Editor | laprensalatina.com | 2021-02-17
Sydney, Australia, Feb 17 (efe-epa).- The New Zealand government on Wednesday announced it will withdraw the last of its last troops in Afghanistan by May, after two decades of peacekeeping missions and training of Afghan security forces. "After 20 years of a NZDF (New Zealand Defense Force) presence in Afghanistan, it is now time to …
laprensalatina.com/new-zealand-to-withdr…

Texas disaster is what happens when you DON'T pursue a Green New Deal — AOC
rt.com | 2021-02-17
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-New York) has blasted Texas Governor Greg Abbott and the state's infrastructure planning, claiming her Green New Deal would better prepare areas for extreme weather conditions. | "The infrastructure failures in Texas are quite literally what happens when you *don't* pursue a Green New Deal," Ocasio-Cortez tweeted on Wednesday. | The message appeared to be in response to Abbott criticizing a potential Green New Deal due to many renewable energy sources like solar panels and wind turbines failing in the state's historically cold weather. In an appearance on Fox News on Tuesday ev…
rt.com/usa/515857-aoc-green-new-deal-tex…

"Far-Reaching Violation": Dutch Government Ordered To Lift 'Illegitimate' Pandemic Curfew By Hague Court
Zero Hedge | globalresearch.ca | 2021-02-17
All Global Research articles can be read in 27 languages by activating the "Translate Website" drop down menu on the top banner of our home page (Desktop version). | *** | A top court in The Hague issued a "shock" ruling that …
globalresearch.ca/far-reaching-violation…

"Work Won't Love You Back": Sarah Jaffe on Toxic U.S. Work Culture & the Fight Against Inequality
Staff | democracynow.org | 2021-02-17
Amid the economic crisis and precarious working conditions for millions of people during the pandemic, we look at a new book by Sarah Jaffe, an independent journalist and author who covers labor and economic justice. "Work Won't Love You Back: How Devotion to Our Jobs Keeps Us Exploited, Exhausted, and Alone" looks at the unsustainable expectations of fulfillment around work and how the "labor of love" myth has contributed to the rise of toxic workplaces. Jaffe says the pandemic has shown that work can always get worse, and that more and more people are pushing back. "It's not just that it's a bad, grinding, slow…
www.democracynow.org/2021/2/17/work_wont…

West Virginians Blast Senator Manchin for Opposing $15 Minimum Wage
Andrea Germanos | zcomm.org | 2021-02-17
"When will you give us a living wage?" asked one activist with the Poor People's Campaign…
zcomm.org/znetarticle/west-virginians-bl…

From electric vehicles to corruption — UAW faces huge challenges
Martha Grevatt | workers.org | 2021-02-17
General Motors CEO Mary Barra raised more than a few eyebrows Jan. 28, when she announced GM would have an all-electric product line by 2035. This planned phaseout of fossil fuel-burning vehicles represents a serious departure from four years ago, when GM joined the Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers in calling . . . | Continue reading From electric vehicles to corruption — UAW faces huge challenges at Workers.org
workers.org/2021/02/54491/?utm_source=rs…

"Palestine Must be Demilitarized". According to Israel, there is no "Occupation" of The West Bank and Gaza
Rima Najjar | globalresearch.ca | 2021-02-17
All Global Research articles can be read in 27 languages by activating the "Translate Website" drop down menu on the top banner of our home page (Desktop version). | *** | Soapbox (described on Facebook as Russia state-controlled media) is circulating a …
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YouTube Censorship and Now What's Happening in Kansas — Thomas Frank
Paul Jay | theanalysis.news | 2021-02-17
Thomas Frank and Paul Jay discuss censorship by monopolies and changes in the political landscape of Kansas, on theAnalysis.news…
theanalysis.news/interviews/youtube-censorship-and-now-whats-happening-in-kansas-thomas-frank/

The Arab Spring Failed But the Rage Against Misery and Injustice Continues
Patrick Cockburn | counterpunch.org | 2021-02-17
Ten years ago, people across the Middle East and North Africa rose up in protest against their rulers, demanding freedom and democracy. Despotic rulers were toppled or feared that power was being torn from their grasp in countries across the region, as millions of demonstrators surged through the streets, chanting that "the people demand the fall of the regime".
counterpunch.org/2021/02/17/the-arab-spr…

Wednesday 2/17: San Francisco Car Caravan Protest for Gig Drivers' Pandemic Health & Safety
WDPGWR | indybay.org | 2021-02-17
Meet at SAFEWAY, 2300 16th St, San Francisco 94103; then we'll car caravan to Uber Headquarters at 1455 Market St. | MASKS AND SAFETY-DISTANCING REQUIRED…
indybay.org/newsitems/2021/02/16/1884007…

Whose Rights Matter in Pandemic America?
Liz Theoharis | counterpunch.org | 2021-02-17
In June 1990, future South African President Nelson Mandela addressed a joint session of Congress only months after being released from 27 years in a South African apartheid prison. He reminded the political leadership of the United States that…
counterpunch.org/2021/02/17/whose-rights…

Whose Rights Matter in Pandemic America? Not Those of Poor Americans, That's For Sure
Liz Theoharis | juancole.com | 2021-02-17
By Liz Theoharis | — ( Tomdispatch.com ) — In June 1990, future South African President Nelson Mandela addressed a joint session of Congress only months after being released from 27 years in a South African apartheid prison. He reminded the political leadership of the United States that "to deny people their human rights is …
juancole.com/2021/02/pandemic-america-am…

Panther Gunfight at a Not-So-O.K. Corral
Ed Rampell | counterpunch.org | 2021-02-17
Undaunted, the pandemic can't stop the Pan African Film Festival and in that immortal show biz tradition, the show must go on! Albeit virtually, as this year in order to stay cinematically safe, America's largest and best annual Black-themed filmfest since 1992 is moving online and starting later than usual, kicking off on the last…
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Debt In The Time Of Pandemic
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2021-02-17
On New Year's Day, I received an email from Navient, a student loan servicing company, requesting that I pay $4,442 by January 28. | Initially, all I could feel was shame for being in so much debt. But soon, my feelings of shame transformed into anger — how could they request such a big payment, in such a short time period, amid a global pandemic that left so many young people like me unemployed or underemployed, struggling to keep a roof over their heads and put food on their tables? | Indeed, I am hardly the only person with an American education worrying about student loan repayments in the middle of the…
popularresistance.org/debt-in-the-time-o…

Whose Rights Matter in Pandemic America?
Rev. Dr. Liz Theoharis | zcomm.org | 2021-02-17
Not Those of Poor Americans, That's For Sure…
zcomm.org/znetarticle/whose-rights-matte…

"New Landlordism": Vulture Funds Plan to Use the Pandemic to Pillage the Global Economy
Matthew Ponsford | globalresearch.ca | 2021-02-17

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Colombia: New Massacre Leaves 5 Dead and One Injured
telesurenglish.net | 2021-02-17
Colombia's Defense Minister Diego Molano on Wednesday reported that at least five coffee pickers were killed and one man was wounded in an armed attack in the Antioquia Department. | RELATED: | Seven Killed in Colombia's 60th Massacre of 2020 | "The attack occurred on Tuesday around 21h00 local time on a coffee farm in the La Ermita village," Molano explained, adding that local authorities are identifying the victims. | A survivor told local outlets that five hooded men armed with long-range…
telesurenglish.net/news/At-Least-Five-De…

Workers & the Green New Deal Today: A Conversation with Naomi Klein, Keon Liberato, and Kate Aronoff
mgrochowski | dsausa.org | 2021-02-17
Are you organizing for green jobs? Have you talked with your coworkers about climate change? Are you a union member, or are looking for a community with which to strategize about organizing for climate justice? Join us Monday, March 1st at 8 PM ET/5 PM PT for EWOC's event Workers & the Green New Deal Today as we discuss…
dsausa.org/calendar/workers-and-the-gree…

Playing politics while Texans freeze? Gov. Abbott grilled after blaming Green New Deal for his state's power woes
rt.com | 2021-02-17
Texas Governor Greg Abbott has singled out renewable energy as the culprit behind his state's devastating power outages, sparking accusations that he is trying to skirt responsibility for the crisis. | Frigid temperatures have shut down some of Texas' wind turbines and solar panels, as well as natural gas infrastructure in the Lone Star state. As a result, millions of residents have been left in freezing conditions without power, resulting in numerous deaths. | Speaking with Fox News host Sean Hannity on Tuesday, Abbott suggested that the failure of so-called "sustainable" energy sources such as wind and solar…
rt.com/usa/515793-abbott-green-new-deal-…

Iran to add more advanced machines to Natanz facility: Report
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2021-02-17
TEHRAN, Feb. 17 (MNA) — Iran has informed the UN nuclear watchdog it plans to install more of its advanced IR-2m centrifuges at Natanz enrichment facility, a Western media claimed.
en.mehrnews.com/news/170107/Iran-to-add-…

Migrants, authorities clash on Peru-Brazil border
Online News Editor | laprensalatina.com | 2021-02-17
Lima, Feb 16 (efe-epa).- Tension on the Peru-Brazil border boiled over Tuesday with incidents between the Peruvian authorities and a migrant caravan that tried to cross the checkpoint from Brazil. According to witnesses in the Peruvian jungle region of Madre de Dios, a group of about 350 migrants breached the border crossing between the towns …
laprensalatina.com/migrants-authorities-…

22-year old climate change organizer arrested in India
Audrey Huff | liberationnews.org | 2021-02-17
Disha Ravi is accused of "sedition" for allegedly helping to create a digital "toolkit" to support the farmers' struggle.
liberationnews.org/22-year-old-climate-c…

Music and Black America's Continuous Struggle for Freedom
Editor | scheerpost.com | 2021-02-17
By Kevin Cooper / Original to ScheerPost It has been stated that " Freedom is a Constant Struggle," and that in fact is a freedom song that was repeatedly sung in the southern United States during the 20th century freedom movement, as teacher, activist and symbol of the Black power movement, Angela Y. Davis , writes in her book of the same name. If it is true that indeed "Freedom is a Constant… | Source…
scheerpost.com/2021/02/17/music-and-blac…

Friday 2/19: Vision For Justice Virtual Summit: Building a New, Non-Carceral Pardigm for Public Safety
Leadership Conference Civil & Human Rights | indybay.org | 2021-02-17
Online summit (FREE & open to the public)…
indybay.org/newsitems/2021/02/17/1884011…

Mobile Home Communities Seek New Protections
Mike Kuhlenbeck | progressive.org | 2021-02-17
Residents in Iowa have joined together to change laws allowing for unjust evictions, rent hikes, and predatory landlords.
progressive.org/dispatches/mobile-commun…

New Zealand announces withdrawal of its remaining troops from Afghanistan
Peoples Dispatch | peoplesdispatch.org | 2021-02-17
The decision to withdraw its troops was announced before the crucial meeting of constituents of NATO countries on Wednesday and NATO's chief's assertion on Monday that it will not withdraw its troops from Afghanistan until the time is right…
peoplesdispatch.org/2021/02/17/new-zeala…

Saturday 2/20: Black History Month educators' roundtable: Karen Hunter and Greg Carr
David Giesen | indybay.org | 2021-02-17
ZOOM link supplied upon request | (the link camouflaged to frustrate "bombers")…
indybay.org/newsitems/2021/02/16/1884010…

Saturday 2/20: No Costco Mega Gas Station in Novato/Marin Rally
Patty Hoyt | indybay.org | 2021-02-17
Starts at Rowland Blvd. Park & Ride (108 Rowland Blvd). March to Costco and the threatened marshlands.
indybay.org/newsitems/2021/02/16/1884007…

Israelis, In God's Name, Why?
Raouf Halaby | counterpunch.org | 2021-02-17
counterpunch.org/2021/02/17/israelis-in-…

Texas infrastructure nears collapse, millions without power, water
Liberation Staff, Texas | liberationnews.org | 2021-02-17
Four million or more Texans are without power. Outages that were initially called "rolling outages" are now lasting several days. The private non-profit corporation that oversees the electric grid is now admitting that they are "unable to predict" when conditions will stabilize.
liberationnews.org/texas-infrastructure-…

GameStop and Share Markets: Between the bad and the ugly, there is no G
Eds. | mronline.org | 2021-02-17
The recent GameStop story coming out of the U.S. pushed arcane financial dealings into a prominence they rarely enjoy. The public was introduced to weird concepts such as "short selling and short squeezes" and, for a while, they are likely to be part of many Zoom conversations.
mronline.org/2021/02/17/gamestop-and-sha…

Big Oil Spent $10 million Lobbying California Officials in 2020
Dan Bacher | counterpunch.org | 2021-02-17
The powerful oil industry lobby in California in 2020 spent less on lobbying in California than it did in 2019, but still managed to defeat legislation it opposed and getting CalGEM, the state's gas and oil regulatory agency, to double the number of new oil production well permits approved in the state. The top four oil industry lobbyist employers — the Western…
counterpunch.org/2021/02/17/big-oil-spen…

Chilean teachers reject plan to reopen schools in March
Tanya Wadhwa | peoplesdispatch.org | 2021-02-17
The national school teachers' union in Chile stressed that only vaccinating teachers is not enough for a safe return to school, while government authorities have alleged the teachers have been on vacation and don't want to work…
peoplesdispatch.org/2021/02/17/chilean-t…

Friday 2/19: SC1.5NCE Not Silence Forum as U.S. Rejoins Paris Climate Agreement
March for Science | indybay.org | 2021-02-17
Online via livestream: www.facebook.com/marchforscience/
indybay.org/newsitems/2021/02/16/1884009…

State Of Mayhem: The Not So Perfect Days
Michael Lupa Jr. | indybay.org | 2021-02-17
This material was taken from the book " Memories Of Oblivion", written by Michael Lupa Jr.
indybay.org/newsitems/2021/02/17/1884011…

Friday 2/19: State of the Poor: Who & What is Hurting Poor and Low-income Americans w/ PPC
Poor People's Campaign | indybay.org | 2021-02-17
Online via livestream or Zoom…
indybay.org/newsitems/2021/02/16/1884009…

Tuesday 2/16: Race, Class & Policing: The Economics of Mass Incarceration
Haymarket Books & Spectre Journal | indybay.org | 2021-02-17
Online event (FREE)…
indybay.org/newsitems/2021/02/16/1884008…

1,000 Cal/OSHA Inspectors NOW! Workers Over Profits Rally At Oakland OSHA Office
UFCFLP | indybay.org | 2021-02-17
Trade unionists and workers rallied at the Oakland State Building to demand that OSHA hire 1,000 OSHA safety inspectors to enforce health and safety regulations in California work places.There are less than 200 inspectors for 18 million workers.
indybay.org/newsitems/2021/02/16/1884010…

Science and Power as Fellow Henchmen: How the "Land of Poets and Thinkers" Sinks into the Swamp of Corruption
Dr. Rudolf Hà§nsel | globalresearch.ca | 2021-02-17
The names of poets Johann Wolfgang von Goethe and Friedrich von Schiller are as familiar to people around the world as the names of scientists and thinkers Albert Einstein, Albert Schweizer and Carl Friedrich von Weizà§cker. But Germany's once high …
globalresearch.ca/science-and-power-as-f…

'Georgia On My Mind: The Third Reconstruction': Connecticut Black history event planned
Joelle Fishman | peoplesworld.org | 2021-02-17
"Georgia on My Mind: The Third Reconstruction," is the theme of a series of scheduled events including a Black History Month Youth March / car caravan, a virtual event, and an arts and writing competition highlighting the 47th People's World African American History Celebration in Connecticut. Register here. NEW HAVEN, Conn.–Co-sponsored with the Young Communist …
peoplesworld.org/article/georgia-on-my-m…

Too Big and Too Powerful: The Criminality of Global Capitalism
Rod Driver | globalresearch.ca | 2021-02-17
"It is time the nation woke up and realized that it's not the armed robbers or drug dealers who cause the most economic harm, it's the white collar criminals… who harm us the most." (Harry Markopolos) | A Brief History of …
globalresearch.ca/too-big-and-too-powerf…

The Failure of the Media in Responding to the Lying Right
Dean Baker | cepr.net | 2021-02-17
I posted this Twitter thread this morning. It should be self-explanatory, but it is more than a little infuriating to see the media (not just Thomas Edsall) act like they are innocent bystanders in the rise of an anti-democratic right-wing movement that constantly lies to advance its agenda. The media have agency, but have thus …
cepr.net/the-failure-of-the-media-in-res…

Algerians mark second anniversary of Hirak protests
Peoples Dispatch | peoplesdispatch.org | 2021-02-17
Algerians gathered in the town of Kherrata where the first spark of the Hirak protests was lit in 2019. The protests led to the overthrow of then president Abdelaziz Bouteflika and have continued demanding the removal of the military and political elite of his time…
peoplesdispatch.org/2021/02/17/algerians…

Fight for 15: Workers across the US strike for dignified wages
Peoples Dispatch | peoplesdispatch.org | 2021-02-17
Pickets and demonstrations, led by workers from major fast food chains and home care workers, were reported in major cities across the US. The strike comes at a time when Democrats are trying to hike the federal minimum wage that has remained unchanged since 2009.
peoplesdispatch.org/2021/02/17/fight-for…

Friday 2/26: Anti-Racist Classrooom: Building an Inclusive & Anti-Racist Educational Student Experience
Commonwealth Club | indybay.org | 2021-02-17
Online event / webinar…
indybay.org/newsitems/2021/02/16/1884009…

Twitch.tv: A new frontier for the Left
alexander | dsausa.org | 2021-02-17
Will Twitch hold an active role in the next campaign cycle? Will the Left be able to utilize this platform not only for electoral politics, but for direct action too?
dsausa.org/democratic-left/twitch-tv-a-n…

The phone salesman
Philip Farruggio | nationofchange.org | 2021-02-17
Time always has a way of catching up to all of us.
nationofchange.org/2021/02/16/the-phone-…

Federal Prison Primer
Joseph Buddenberg | indybay.org | 2021-02-17
In 2015, I was charged and ultimately sent to prison for the Orwellian charge of "Conspiracy to Violate the Animal Enterprise Terrorism Act" for freeing thousands of mink from fur farms. I served a two year sentence in federal prison. I wrote this for others facing repression so that they may prepare for prison life.
indybay.org/newsitems/2021/02/15/1884007…

Monday 2/22: Passing the Equal Rights Amendment & the Role of Faith Communities Town Hall
ERA Coaliton | indybay.org | 2021-02-17
Online via Zoom…
indybay.org/newsitems/2021/02/16/1884010…

Music and Black America's Continuous Struggle for Freedom
Editor | scheerpost.com | 2021-02-17
Lionel Tinchant / CC BY-NC-ND 2.0] By Kevin Cooper / Original to ScheerPost It has been stated that " Freedom is a Constant Struggle," and that in fact is a freedom song that was repeatedly sung in the southern United States during the 20th century freedom movement, as teacher, activist and symbol of the Black power movement, Angela Y. Davis , writes in her book of the same name. If it is true… | Source…
scheerpost.com/2021/02/17/music-and-blac…

La posverdad: Una mentira
Marcelo Colussi | globalizacion.ca | 2021-02-17
Según la tradición aristotélico-tomista, la realidad es una y dada desde siempre, puesta en forma indubitable a la espera de que el ser humano se contacte con ella. De ese modo, la realidad existe independientemente del sujeto. Hay un esencialismo…
globalizacion.ca/la-posverdad-una-mentir…

Tuesday 2/16: Black History Month: Conversation w/ Dr. Shirley Weber, 1st Black Woman CA Sec. of State
CA Dept of Education | indybay.org | 2021-02-17
Online…
indybay.org/newsitems/2021/02/16/1884009…

Texas weather emergency
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2021-02-17
Arlington, TX — On February 14, Texas was hit with the worst snowstorm in its history, with temperatures reaching historic lows of 6 degrees Fahrenheit. Although these temperatures are not uncommon across the contiguous United States, this situation has had a severe effect in Texas. Texas is behind several states when it comes to dealing with frigid temperatures because of poor infrastructure. | On February 11 at least six people died on Interstate 35 due to a 130-plus car pileup. The pileup occurred due to slippery conditions on the interstate. This catastrophic accident occurred because of poor maintenanc…
fightbacknews.org/2021/2/16/texas-weathe…

'Together we fight, together we will win': Workers strike nationwide to demand $15 minimum wage
Jake Johnson | nationofchange.org | 2021-02-17
"We have won $15 in cities and states across the country. And now, it is time to win $15 nationwide."
nationofchange.org/2021/02/17/together-w…

Protests demanding the release of Pablo Hasel gain momentum in Spain
Peoples Dispatch | peoplesdispatch.org | 2021-02-17
Massive mobilizations were held across Spain demanding the release of rapper and poet Pablo Hasel.Hasel was arrested by the Catalan police on Feb 16 at the University of Lleida.
peoplesdispatch.org/2021/02/17/protests-…

No compromising with the GOP cult
Robert Reich | nationofchange.org | 2021-02-17
Today's Republican Party is a cult.
nationofchange.org/2021/02/17/no-comprom…

Texans freeze as fossil-fuel power grid fails, but conservatives blame wind turbines
Emily Denny | peoplesworld.org | 2021-02-17
While Texans suffer from freezing temperatures and extensive power outages, frozen wind turbines are being used as a ploy to spread skepticism on the reliability of renewable energy. This week, a relentless winter storm pummeled through parts of the southern and central U.S., causing people to crank their electric heating systems. In Texas, the energy demand became too high for …
peoplesworld.org/article/texans-freeze-a…

French Workers Sue General Electric for Failing To Create Jobs
telesurenglish.net | 2021-02-17
Workers filed a "class action" lawsuit against General Electric (GE) for failing to meet a commitment to create jobs that the U.S. company made when it bought the Villeurbanne energy company from the industrial group Alstom in 2014. | RELATED: | France Fails To Fulfill Its Climate Commitments, Court Says | The workers are represented by Fyodor Rilov, a lawyer well known for his defense of people's rights in other cases against multinationals such as Continental or Coca-Cola. | In 2…
telesurenglish.net/news/French-Workers-S…

Music and Black America's Continuous Struggle for Freedom
Editor | scheerpost.com | 2021-02-17
By Kevin Cooper / Original to ScheerPost Kevin Cooper writes regularly for ScheerPost from his cell on Death Row at San Quentin prison. To read about his case, visit freekevincooper.com It has been stated that " Freedom is a Constant Struggle," and that in fact is a freedom song that was repeatedly sung in the southern United States during the 20th century freedom movement, as teacher… | Source…
scheerpost.com/2021/02/17/music-and-blac…

'Faith in the Masses': Communist Party history gives something to believe in
Michael Berkowitz | peoplesworld.org | 2021-02-17
Faith in the Masses: Essays Celebrating 100 Years of the Communist Party, USA, edited by Tony Pecinovsky, is an ambitious undertaking–almost as ambitious as the work the book describes. These essays cast a wide net aiming to capture the breadth of the Party's efforts to change society over the last century. The celebration is heartfelt, …
peoplesworld.org/article/faith-in-the-ma…

National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine reports on space nuclear propulsion
Karl Grossman | nationofchange.org | 2021-02-17
National Academies report urges nuclear-powered rockets for trips to Mars and lays out "synergies" in space nuclear activities between NASA and the U.S. military.
nationofchange.org/2021/02/17/national-a…

Philadelphia Teachers Union promotes pseudo-science as it prepares deal to open schools
wsws.org | 2021-02-17
The PFT is hoping to stymie any opposition from educators and parents who have compelled the district to backpedal in reopening several times already.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2021/02/17/phil…

Texas infrastructure nears complete collapse as capitalist neglect meets climate change-driven winter storms
Liberation Staff, Texas | liberationnews.org | 2021-02-17
Four million or more Texans are without power. Outages that were initially called "rolling outages" are now lasting several days. The private non-profit corporation that oversees the electric grid is now admitting that they are "unable to predict" when conditions will stabilize.
liberationnews.org/texas-infrastructure-…

Leading from the front: The role of women in Farmers' movement
Eds. | mronline.org | 2021-02-17
As lakhs of farmers continue their protest against the new farm legislations introduced by the Modi government, a remarkable number of women are not only braving the rough weather by participating in these demonstrations but are also leading from the front.
mronline.org/2021/02/17/leading-from-the…

Shelter from the Storm
Marisa Endicott | progressive.org | 2021-02-17
How the new administration can tackle the nation's housing crisis.
progressive.org/magazine/shelter-from-th…

Texas infrastructure nears collapse; millions without power, water
Liberation Staff, Texas | liberationnews.org | 2021-02-17
Four million or more Texans are without power. Outages that were initially called "rolling outages" are now lasting several days. The private non-profit corporation that oversees the electric grid is now admitting that they are "unable to predict" when conditions will stabilize.
liberationnews.org/texas-infrastructure-…

Thursday 2/25: We've Decided, Now What? Black Community, Equity Accountability & the New Administration
Planned Parenthood Action | indybay.org | 2021-02-17
Online event…
indybay.org/newsitems/2021/02/17/1884011…

Friday 2/19: Vision For Justice Virtual Summit: Building a New, Non-Carceral Paradigm for Public Safety
Leadership Conference Civil & Human Rights | indybay.org | 2021-02-17
Online summit (FREE & open to the public)…
indybay.org/newsitems/2021/02/17/1884011…

120 millones de personas cayeron en la pobreza por la pandemia
Juan Cruz Guido | globalizacion.ca | 2021-02-17
Los datos se desprenden de un informe del Banco Mundial, que estima que la cifra crecerá en 2021. El lado B de la pandemia que quiebra una tendencia global de reducción de la pobreza de más de 20 años. La…
globalizacion.ca/120-millones-de-persona…

Texas weather emergency
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2021-02-17
Arlington, TX — On February 14, Texas was hit with the worst snowstorm in its history, with temperatures reaching historic lows of 6 degrees Fahrenheit. Although these temperatures are not uncommon across the contiguous United States, this situation has had a severe effect in Texas. Texas is behind several states when it comes to dealing with frigid temperatures because of poor infrastructure. | On February 11 at least six people died on Interstate 35 due to a 130-plus car pileup. The pileup occurred due to slippery conditions on the interstate. This catastrophic accident occurred because of poor maintenanc…
www.fightbacknews.org/2021/2/16/texas-we…

Coca-Cola introduces new 100% recycled bottle in US, but is it enough?
Olivia Rosane | nationofchange.org | 2021-02-17
The company seems to be aiming to clean up its act somewhat this year with the introduction of a 13.2-ounce bottle made with 100-percent recycled PET (rPET) plastic.
nationofchange.org/2021/02/17/coca-cola-…

Essential Inquest Law Updates with Rachel Marcus and Jim Duffy on Law Pod UK
Emma-Louise Fenelon | ukhumanrightsblog.com | 2021-02-17
The last 12 months have provided fertile ground for many significant judgments concerning inquest law. In Episode 136, Emma-Louise Fenelon speaks to Rachel Marcus and Jim Duffy about the developments practitioners will need to know about. The episode mentions: Rushbrooke v HM Coroner for West London [2020] EWHC 1612 (Admin) R (Maughan) v Senior Coroner …
ukhumanrightsblog.com/2021/02/17/essenti…

Columbus OH activists fight closure of park, site of a homeless encampment
Leif Autzen | liberationnews.org | 2021-02-17
The city's decision to close the park without offering alternative plans to house the people who live there exposes the city's failure to care for its most vulnerable residents.
liberationnews.org/columbus-oh-activists…

Remembering Leo Panitch
Richard Fidler | mronline.org | 2021-02-17
I first met Leo personally in 1984. Articling with a progressive law firm in Toronto, I found that Leo was my contact for arranging the visit of Ralph Miliband as guest speaker at the annual Law Union conference. Miliband's presentation was well received, and following the meeting Leo suggested the three of us should repair …
mronline.org/2021/02/17/remembering-leo-…

Tuesday 2/16: Testify & Push Back against Dangerous Chevron Pollution at Richmond Virtual Council Meeting
Richmond City Council | indybay.org | 2021-02-17
Online: Richmond City Council Virtual Meeting…
indybay.org/newsitems/2021/02/16/1884009…

Scholar John K. Wilson
Project Censored | projectcensored.org | 2021-02-17
Mickey's guest for the hour is scholar John K. Wilson, author of a recent report for the University of California about freedom of the press on US college campuses. They speak about the findings of Wilson's report, as well as the multiple threats to journalism and freedom of speech on campuses. Wilson also revisits some of the landmark events of the past generation's media history, including the repeal of the Fairness Doctrine and the rise of right-wing talk radio, particularly Rush Limbaugh, and discusses that legacy today. | Notes: | John K. Wilson writes for the Academe Blog, a web page of the American Asso…
projectcensored.org/scholar-john-k-wilso…

Schools Need More Help to Reopen Safely
Victoria Jackson | progressive.org | 2021-02-17
Public schools need money to support students through distance learning, safely resume in-person instruction, help with students' socio-emotional issues, and help them catch up.
progressive.org/op-eds/schools-help-reop…

Congressional Budget Office Not Competent to Assess Economics of Minimum Wage
James K. Galbraith | counterpunch.org | 2021-02-17
A Congressional Budget Office Report on the Raise the Wage Act of 2021 underpins a February 11 Washington Post editorial headlined, "Democrats Must Listen to the Data."
counterpunch.org/2021/02/17/congressiona…

Deaths from food allergy rare and decreasing in the UK, finds study
imperial.ac.uk | 2021-02-17
Deaths from serious allergic reactions ("anaphylaxis") due to food have declined over the past 20 years, an analysis of UK NHS data had found.
imperial.ac.uk/news/215053/deaths-from-food-allergy-rare-decreasing

Lakes isolated beneath Antarctic ice could be more amenable to life than thought
imperial.ac.uk | 2021-02-17
Lakes underneath the Antarctic ice sheet could be more hospitable than previously thought, allowing them to host more microbial life.
imperial.ac.uk/news/215153/lakes-isolated-beneath-antarctic-could…

Islamic State: New Zealand lashes at Australia for stripping woman's citizenship
Areeb Ullah | middleeasteye.net | 2021-02-17
Islamic State: New Zealand lashes at Australia for stripping woman's citizenship | A dual Australian-New Zealand national was arrested in Turkey over suspected affiliation to IS. Now the two countries are rejecting responsibility for her | Areeb Ullah | Wed, 02/17/2021 – 13: 46 | New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has slammed Australia for 'unilaterally' stripping the suspected IS member's Australian citizenshi…
www.middleeasteye.net/news/islamic-state…

Syria and Israel to swap prisoners in Russia-mediated deal
MEE and agencies | middleeasteye.net | 2021-02-17
Syria and Israel to swap prisoners in Russia-mediated deal | Nihal al-Maqt and Diab Kahamuz, Syrians from the occupied Golan Heights, to be exchanged for an Israeli woman who crossed the border | MEE and agencies | Wed, 02/17/2021 – 14: 15 | The fence between the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights and the Syrian governorate of Quneitra (AFP) | Two Syrian prisoners from the occupied Golan Heights will be released…
www.middleeasteye.net/news/syria-israel-…

BBC criticised over 'hostile' interview with MCB's first female leader
MEE staff | middleeasteye.net | 2021-02-17
BBC criticised over 'hostile' interview with MCB's first female leader | More than 100 public figures sign letter calling for public broadcaster to diversify and better engage with Britain's Muslims | MEE staff | Wed, 02/17/2021 – 19: 10 | Zara Mohammed became both the youngest and first female leader of Muslim Council of Britain last month (Twitter) | More than 100 public figures have signed an open letter to the BBC cri…
www.middleeasteye.net/news/bbc-criticise…

Syria: US journalist Bilal Abdul Kareem released by HTS after six months
Areeb Ullah | middleeasteye.net | 2021-02-17
Syria: US journalist Bilal Abdul Kareem released by HTS after six months | Hay'at Tahrir al-Sham detained reporter after he highlighted allegations of torture inside group's prisons | Areeb Ullah | Wed, 02/17/2021 – 12: 29 | Bilal Abdul Kareem (second from right) was freed after HTS held him for six months following his reports on the treatment of Tauqir Sharif (right), a British aid worker (Supplied) | Syrian militan…
www.middleeasteye.net/news/syria-idlib-u…

'Triple threat' adds to long-standing crises menacing food security in Somalia — FAO
news.un.org | 2021-02-17
Poor rainfall, flooding and desert locusts are contributing to extreme food insecurity in Somalia, threating 2.6 million people, the UN agriculture agency said in a new analysis released on Wednesday.
news.un.org/feed/view/en/story/2021/02/1…

Food insecurity in Syria reaches record levels: WFP
news.un.org | 2021-02-17
The number of Syrians who lack access to sufficient food has reached a record 12.4 million, or nearly 60 per cent of the population, the World Food Programme (WFP) reported on Wednesday, citing "alarming" new national data.
news.un.org/feed/view/en/story/2021/02/1…

A Fossil Fuel Fail In Texas
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2021-02-17
As you may have seen on social media, a group of climate deniers, right wing politicians, and fossil fuel industry mouthpieces are spreading a bunch of disinformation about how wind and solar energy is to blame for the current blackouts in Texas. | This is a lie. | In reality, the blackouts in Texas are a fossil fail: the result of our over dependence on a fossil fuel energy system in the era of climate disruption. | Fossil Free Media has pulled together a set of talking points that you can use to share the truth about what's going on in Texas and pushback on the fossil fuel industry's disinformation campaign.
popularresistance.org/a-fossil-fuel-fail…

Argentine Vegetable Oil Workers Win Big Raises With Coordinated Strike
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2021-02-17
Argentina's vegetable oil workers ended 2020 on a high note, with a triumphant 21-day national strike for higher wages. They were pushing to make the minimum wage a living wage, as the constitution mandates. | It was the country's longest national strike of the year, and it ended in total victory: the unions won a 35 percent increase in wages for all of the workers, not just those earning the minimum. More than 20,000 working-class families won a decent wage for 2021. (In Argentina wages are negotiated in annual rounds of collective bargaining.) | Vegetable oil workers mainly work in factories and on docks, proce…
popularresistance.org/argentine-vegetabl…

Thursday: Day Of Action Targeting The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2021-02-17
Something new is happening this Thursday, February 18 at the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC). A person will be chairing a FERC Commissioners meeting who has written publicly that he appreciates why some consider FERC to be a rubber-stamp agency. | Richard Glick has done more than this in his three-plus years as a FERC Commissioner. He has openly opposed and written strong dissents, primarily but not only on climate grounds, to majority decisions approving new gas pipelines, LNG terminals and compressor stations. Those dissents likely helped lead the DC Court of Appeals to strike down last year, FERC's…
popularresistance.org/thursday-day-of-ac…

Thursday: Day Of Action Targeting The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2021-02-17
Something new is happening this Thursday, February 18 at the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC). A person will be chairing a FERC Commissioners meeting who has written publicly that he appreciates why some consider FERC to be a rubber-stamp agency. | Richard Glick has done more than this in his three-plus years as a FERC Commissioner. He has openly opposed and written strong dissents, primarily but not only on climate grounds, to majority decisions approving new gas pipelines, LNG terminals and compressor stations. Those dissents likely helped lead the DC Court of Appeals to strike down last year, FERC's…
popularresistance.org/thursday-day-of-ac…

Argentine Vegetable Oil Workers Win Big Raises With Coordinated Strike
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2021-02-17
Argentina's vegetable oil workers ended 2020 on a high note, with a triumphant 21-day national strike for higher wages. They were pushing to make the minimum wage a living wage, as the constitution mandates. | It was the country's longest national strike of the year, and it ended in total victory: the unions won a 35 percent increase in wages for all of the workers, not just those earning the minimum. More than 20,000 working-class families won a decent wage for 2021. (In Argentina wages are negotiated in annual rounds of collective bargaining.) | Vegetable oil workers mainly work in factories and on docks, proce…
popularresistance.org/argentine-vegetabl…

New Massachusetts Law Paves Way For Police-Free Schools
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2021-02-17
In Massachusetts, those who want police out of public schools are one step closer to making it happen. Lawmakers recently struck down a requirement that all school districts in the state have at least one "school resource officer"–a moniker for school cops. Now just two states–Florida and Maryland–have laws requiring police in schools, and advocates are pushing them to follow suit. | Massachusetts adopted the school police requirement in 2014 in response to the 2012 Sandy Hook Elementary shooting in Connecticut where 26 people were killed at school, including 20 young children. Since then, the n…
popularresistance.org/new-massachusetts-…

New Massachusetts Law Paves Way For Police-Free Schools
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2021-02-17
In Massachusetts, those who want police out of public schools are one step closer to making it happen. Lawmakers recently struck down a requirement that all school districts in the state have at least one "school resource officer"–a moniker for school cops. Now just two states–Florida and Maryland–have laws requiring police in schools, and advocates are pushing them to follow suit. | Massachusetts adopted the school police requirement in 2014 in response to the 2012 Sandy Hook Elementary shooting in Connecticut where 26 people were killed at school, including 20 young children. Since then, the n…
popularresistance.org/new-massachusetts-…

A Fossil Fuel Fail In Texas
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2021-02-17
As you may have seen on social media, a group of climate deniers, right wing politicians, and fossil fuel industry mouthpieces are spreading a bunch of disinformation about how wind and solar energy is to blame for the current blackouts in Texas. | This is a lie. | In reality, the blackouts in Texas are a fossil fail: the result of our over dependence on a fossil fuel energy system in the era of climate disruption. | Fossil Free Media has pulled together a set of talking points that you can use to share the truth about what's going on in Texas and pushback on the fossil fuel industry's disinformation campaign.
popularresistance.org/a-fossil-fuel-fail…

Selected Articles: Science and Power as Fellow Henchmen
Global Research News | globalresearch.ca | 2021-02-17
Science and Power as Fellow Henchmen: How the "Land of Poets and Thinkers" Sinks into the Swamp of Corruption | By Dr. Rudolf Hà§nsel, February 17 2021 | Today's science is in a relation…
globalresearch.ca/selected-articles-scie…

Interrogating the Anthropocene: Truth and Fallacy
Paul Raskin | zcomm.org | 2021-02-17
What we choose to do–and not do–will shape the world and the Earth itself…
zcomm.org/znetarticle/interrogating-the-…

Nazis, 'Commies', etc (Part 3b of 3)
Nikos Raptis | zcomm.org | 2021-02-17
Given that violence must not be used, then there is only one solution to our problem. The solution is found in our numbers. Not even a single loaf of bread can be produced if we, the 60% to 70%, decide to act…
zcomm.org/znetarticle/nazis-commies-etc-…

Gendered Experiences of Genocide: Anfal Survivors in Kurdistan-Iraq
Nancy Mancias | zcomm.org | 2021-02-17
Review of Gendered experience of genocide: Anfal survivors of Kurdistan-Iraq — (Voices of development management), by Choman Hardi…
zcomm.org/znetarticle/gendered-experienc…

CBO Not Competent to Assess Economics of Minimum Wage
James K. Galbraith | zcomm.org | 2021-02-17
James K. Galbraith slams "unreliable" report claiming that raising the minimum wage would reduce jobs…
zcomm.org/znetarticle/cbo-not-competent-…

Violence: Another Existential Crisis
Richard Falk | zcomm.org | 2021-02-17
We live in a world in which the part is valued more than the whole, and such a political order might have persisted in a pre-Anthropocene worldview, but is now in deep jeopardy…
zcomm.org/znetarticle/violence-another-e…

The Heat: Farmers protest in India
Anand Naidoo | america.cgtn.com | 2021-02-17
India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi facing the largest demonstrations since he came to power. We will take a look at the protests by thousands of farmers in the country.
america.cgtn.com/2021/02/17/the-heat-far…

How Britain and U.S. Killed the Bahrain Revolution
_____ | strategic-culture.org | 2021-02-17
Britain and the United States worked together to kill the Bahrain revolution of 2011 and its people's long-held aspirations for democratic governance. | Ten years ago this week, the Bahraini people launched a daring, peaceful uprising against a despised and despotic monarchial regime. During the next four weeks, the Al Khalifa regime was rocked to its shaky foundations as hundreds of thousands of Bahrainis took to the streets of the Persian Gulf island state. | What followed, however, was a crucial — if despicable — intervention by Britain and the United States which unleashed a wave of brutal repress…
strategic-culture.org/news/2021/02/17/ho…

UAE: Boris Johnson 'concerned' about Dubai's Princess Latifa
MEE staff | middleeasteye.net | 2021-02-17
UAE: Boris Johnson 'concerned' about Dubai's Princess Latifa | Britain has asked the UAE for proof that Latifa is 'alive and well', but has no plans to raise her case with the Emiratis | MEE staff | Wed, 02/17/2021 – 08: 41 | Princess Latifa shared secret recordings filmed inside a Dubai villa, where she says she is being held hostage (Supplied) | British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said on Wednesday that he was "concern…
www.middleeasteye.net/news/uae-dubai-pri…

Turkish | court slaps PKK terrorist with life sentence over assassination plan
yenisafak.com | 2021-02-17
A PKK terrorist, who confessed to plotting to assassinate Turkey's defense minister and interior minister, has been sentenced to life in prison on Wednesday.Sonay Bakar, who attended the trial held at the 25th High Criminal Court in Ankara via video link from the prison, was convicted on charges of disrupting state's unity and the country's integrity.Two more suspects, identified as Suleyman A. and Levent O, who were accused of assisting Bakar were acquitted of all charges.Bakar had surrendered to security forces and confessed that he received an instruction from a high-ranking ringleader of the terror group to a…
yenisafak.com/en/news/turkishcourt-slaps…

France vows to 'decapitate' al-Qaeda in Sahel region
yenisafak.com | 2021-02-17
With no troop reduction, France will continue its military engagement in the Sahel region to help "decapitate" groups affiliated with al-Qaeda, President Emmanuel Macron vowed at the end of a two-day videoconference with leaders of Chad.Addressing a press conference late Tuesday from the Elysee Palace in Paris, Macron said it would be "paradoxical to weaken our system at a time when we have a political and military alignment favorable to the achievement of our objectives."Significant changes will be made to the military system in the Sahel, "but not immediately," he added, rejecting the idea of a "rush."A mass wi…
yenisafak.com/en/news/france-vows-to-dec…

Malaysian NGOs condemn killing of 13 Turkish citizens
yenisafak.com | 2021-02-17
The Malaysian Consultative Council of Islamic Organizations, an umbrella group of dozens of NGOs, late Tuesday said they consider "barbaric execution" of civilians "a total disregard for international law."The group called for an independent investigation so that the perpetrators will be prosecuted.Mohd Azmi Abdul Hamid, the council's head, said in a written statement that Turkey's cross-border military operations against the PKK in Iraq and Syria are Ankara's right to secure itself from cross-border attacks."We support Turkey's resolve to fight terrorism and foreign powers that are trying to undermine the sovere…
yenisafak.com/en/news/malaysian-ngos-con…

'Need to harmonize developmental strategies of Turkey, Pakistan, Azerbaijan'
yenisafak.com | 2021-02-17
To further cooperation among Turkey, Azerbaijan, Pakistan and Central Asian nations, there is a need to harmonize their developmental strategies, and infrastructure development could pave the way, said speakers at an international conference in Istanbul."These countries are at different levels of development and we should find ways to harmonize development strategies of these countries," said Mesut Hakki Casin, an advisor for Turkey's Center for Diplomatic Affairs and Political Studies."Each country has its own priority areas like European Union for Turkey," Casin said at a peace conference co-hosted by the Istan…
yenisafak.com/en/news/need-to-harmonize-…