2021-10-12: News Headlines

South Bay Indigenous Solidarity (2021-10-12). Monday 10/11: Indigenous People's Day Webinar. indybay.org Facebook Livestream Event…

Rick Rozoff (2021-10-12). NATO's counter-cognitive combat challenge. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com The cognitive warfare described below (only ascribed to the enemy, of course) is, in layman's language, the practice of attempting to inform people and perhaps add to their store of knowledge in a manner that could contribute to broadening their perspective; what has been referred to as white propaganda. That, according to NATO, must be …

teleSUR, lvm, MER (2021-10-12). Aprueban hoja de ruta para investigar a Lasso por Pandora Papers. telesurtv.net La Comisión designada tendrá 30 días para presentar el informe del caso ante el pleno del Parlamento ecuatoriano.

WSWS (2021-10-12). Whistleblower testimony launches bipartisan campaign for Facebook censorship. wsws.org The Senate testimony by former Facebook employee Frances Haugen has intensified the bipartisan drive to clamp down on left-wing and socialist political content on social media platforms.

Jonathan Cook (2021-10-12). Haugen Isn't Really a 'Facebook Whistleblower'. counterpunch.org The enthusiasm with which much of the media and political establishment have characterised Frances Haugen as a "Facebook whistleblower" requires that we pause to consider what exactly we think the term "whistleblower" means. Haugen has brought to the surface a fuzziness in what many of us understand by the idea of whistleblowing.

WSWS (2021-10-12). Workers Struggles: The Americas. wsws.org Flight attendants at Aeromar airlines in Mexico and transit workers in Mexico City are set to strike, while the Unifor union forced through a contract settlement for 950 workers at Rio Tinto's Kitimat aluminum smelter and the Kemano power plant in B.C., Canada.

Rick Rozoff (2021-10-12). NATO Parliamentary Assembly condemns Russia's "occupation" of Georgia, Moldova, Ukraine. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com ==== NATO Parliamentary Assembly honors Nancy Pelosi with first-ever "Women for Peace" award ==== NATO Parliamentary Assembly condemns Russia's ongoing violation of the territorial integrity of Georgia The NATO Parliamentary Assembly condemns Russia's violation of the territorial integrity of Georgia, Ukraine and Moldova, according to a resolution drawn up by the NATO General Assembly. "We …

Editor (2021-10-12). A call to look beyond prescription opioid supply-side restrictions and include health equity when predicting opioid policy effectiveness. mronline.org We read with interest the study by Rao and colleagues on opioid policy effectiveness, which extends their previous modeling efforts to predict opioid-related overdose, life-years, and QALYs. This work presents a useful framework from which to investigate policy effectiveness.

_____ (2021-10-12). Building The Movement To Shut Down AFRICOM And End US Imperialism. popularresistance.org The US Out of Africa Network, which is coordinated by the Black Alliance for Peace, launched a month of action on October 1, the 13th anniversary of the launch of AFRICOM (the US' Africa command) to educate the public about what AFRICOM is doing and to build the movement against US imperialism on the African continent. Clearing the FOG speaks with Tunde Osazua, who organizes the network, about the harm the US is doing on the continent such as the increase in violence and terrorist acts against the people as well as supporting coups and an economic war. What the US is doing in Africa is largely in violation of int…

David Swanson (2021-10-12). Harry Potter and the Secret of COP26. counterpunch.org "Blimey, Harry!" exclaimed Ronald Weasley, his face pressed to the window, peering out at the swiftly passing countryside as the glistening red Hogwarts Express belched coal smoke into the sky on its way north to Glasgow for the COP26 climate conference. "If the secret that you have to find is both known and unknown to

Rick Rozoff (2021-10-12). EU's Von der Leyen blasts Russia as aggressor in Donbass, supports Ukraine on "occupied territories" antibellum679354512.wordpress.com Von der Leyen came to her current position from that of Germany's defense minister, in which post she was as fawningly subservient to the Pentagon as Monica Lewinsky was when she was shuffled off to the Defense Department in 1996. Excerpts from her Wikipedia page are at the bottom of the page. ==== Von der …

Staff (2021-10-12). Sunday Report from Venezuela's Battle Against COVID-19: 1,110 New Cases, 11 Deaths & 95% Recovery Rate. orinocotribune.com A total of 1,110 new COVID-19 cases, all by community transmission, were detected in the last 24 hours by the Venezuelan health authorities, bringing the country's total to 383,376 accumulated cases to date. The rate of recovery stands at 95%, with a total of 363,122 healed patients, thanks to the free treatments guaranteed by the Venezuelan revolutionary government. | This was announced this Sunday, October 10, by Vice President Delcy Rodríguez, during the customary daily balance offered by the Presidential Commission for the Control and Prevention of COVID-19, through her Twitter account, @delcyrodriguezv. | <...

Rick Rozoff (2021-10-12). NATO strengthens partnership with Azerbaijan following last year's war in the Caucasus. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com Azerbaijan, NATO discuss issues of partnership First Deputy Minister of Azerbaijan — Chief of General Staff of the Azerbaijani army, Lieutenant General Karim Valiyev met with Chief of the Partnerships Directorate of the NATO Allied Powers Command Operations, Rear Admiral Bulent Turan, on October 12…. Greeting the guest, Valiyev noted that after the victory of …

WSWS (2021-10-12). 24,000 Kaiser Permanente healthcare workers in California authorize strike action by 96 percent. wsws.org The vote is a major development in the growing push by US workers for nationwide strike action against unbearable working hours, the erosion of wages and the continued spread of COVID-19 in workplaces.

WSWS (2021-10-12). Northern California hospital engineers' walkout enters fourth week. wsws.org The unions are collaborating to keep contract struggles by Kaiser employees isolated and to prevent a united stoppage, as 24,000 nurses join the engineers in authorizing strike action.

ecns.cn (2021-10-12). Xi stresses ecological civilization development for human-nature harmony. ecns.cn Chinese President Xi Jinping on Tuesday said the development of ecological civilization should be taken as a guide to coordinate the relationship between human and Nature.

ecns.cn (2021-10-12). Xi stresses people's well-being, social justice. ecns.cn Chinese President Xi Jinping on Tuesday called for efforts to concentrate on bettering people's well-being to promote social equity and justice.

Staff (2021-10-12). European Union: Observers Won't Interfere in Venezuelan Electoral Process (Borrell's Statements). orinocotribune.com "The European Union (EU) decided to send an electoral observation mission to Venezuela in response to an invitation, and in no way does it intend to interfere in the process," a spokesperson for the institution told AFP on Monday, October 11. "Non-interference in electoral processes is the heart of our missions." | This position, added the spokesperson, is also "embodied" in the agreement signed between the EU and the Venezuelan authorities. The spokesperson made the statements on behalf of Josep Borrell, EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs, who did not respond to requests by Venezuelan authorities to acco…

WSWS (2021-10-12). Trump declares January 6 insurrectionist Ashli Babbitt a martyr of his fascist attempt to seize power. wsws.org In a pre-recorded video, former president Donald Trump and Arizona Representative Paul Gosar demanded "justice for Ashli," the Air Force veteran who was killed by Capitol Police during the January 6 attack on Congress.

WSWS (2021-10-12). Australia's largest state holds "freedom day" amid Delta outbreak. wsws.org The reckless reopening has been hailed by the corporate elite as a major step forward in compelling working people to "live with" the virus.

John Rachel (2021-10-12). What are the Prospects For Peace? An Interview with William Astore. counterpunch.org Events are unfolding at a quickening pace. Facing an alarming escalation in tensions around the world, we are looking to our most respected and renowned thought leaders for an honest assessment of both U.S. foreign and military policy to offer their most current thoughts and insights. We know they have some ideas for improving the

Rick Rozoff (2021-10-12). EU foursquare behind Ukraine on war in Donbass, "liberation" of Crimea. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com Borrell, Kuleba discuss deteriorating situation in eastern Ukraine "This morning in Kyiv before the EU-Ukraine Summit, Josep Borrell discussed with Dmytro Kuleba the deteriorating situation in eastern Ukraine and the implementation of the Minsk agreements. The European Union strongly supports the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Ukraine, "the statement reads. *** President of Ukraine Volodymyr …

Dean Baker (2021-10-12). Building Back Better and the September Jobs Report. counterpunch.org If President Biden was designing a jobs report to advance his Build Back Better agenda, he could not have done better than the September jobs report. (No, he didn't manipulate the data.) It shows the need for improving our caring infrastructure to make it possible for more women to work. It also shows the need

Dan Bacher (2021-10-12). Newsom Asks Urban Users to Voluntarily Reduce Water Use As Nut Growers Suck Up Water. counterpunch.org Sejal Choksi-Chugh, Executive Director of the San Francisco Baykeeper, believes that "it's nuts" to ask California's urban water users to voluntarily reduce water use while allowing almond, walnut, and pistachio growers to use large amounts of water — enough to flood all of Rhode Island and Delaware to waist-deep — during a record drought. On July 15, Governor Gavin Newsom added nine counties to the

Rick Rozoff (2021-10-12). Germany: U.S. nuclear-capable bomber refueled for action in the Baltic Sea. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com Spangdahlem refuels BTF bombers with VIPER kit for first time Two B-1B Lancers from Dyess Air Force Base's 9th Expeditionary Bomb Squadron, currently operating from Royal Air Force Fairford, England, conducted hot-pit refueling using the innovative Versatile Integrated Partner Equipment Refueling (VIPER) kit, at Spangdahlem AB Oct. 11. **** Spangdahlem AB employed the VIPER kit …

It's Going Down (2021-10-12). This Is America #149: The Mask on Biden Slips. itsgoingdown.org Welcome, to This Is America, October 11th, 2021. On today's episode, we dive into headline and resistance news, before switching to our discussion, where we offer an anarchist critique and analysis of Biden's continuing attacks on migrants and push to expand industrial petrol-capitalism. There's a lot to cover, so let's get to the news! Living…

Editor2 (2021-10-12). President Raeisi: Everyone Knows US Backed, Planned Daesh Growth in Afghanistan. orinocotribune.com Iran's President Ebrahim Raeisi has voiced concerns about the persistence of terrorist acts in neighboring Afghanistan, saying it is no secret that the growth of the Daesh terrorist group, which claimed responsibility for the latest terrorist act in Afghanistan, was a US job. | In a message released on Saturday, Raeisi condoled with the Afghan nation and the entire human society over the killing and injuring of a large number of innocent Afghans while they were praying in a sacred place. | "It is no secret to anyone that the growth of this Takfiri terrorist movement has taken place with the supports and plans of…

Rick Rozoff (2021-10-12). NATO elects Turkish Mideast rapporteur vice head of Parliamentary Assembly committee. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com Turkish MP elected vice head of NATO Parliamentary Assembly committee A Turkish lawmaker on Oct. 11 was elected the vice head of a NATO Parliamentary Assembly committee. Ahmet Berat Conkar was elected the vice chairperson of the political committee during the 67th annual session of the NATO Parliamentary Assembly in Lisbon, Portugal. Conkar is a …

Shawgi Tell (2021-10-12). No Substantive Economic Recovery In Sight. dissidentvoice.org One of the fundamental economic laws under capitalism is for wealth to become more concentrated in fewer hands over time, which in turn leads to more political power in fewer hands, which means that the majority have even less political and economic power over time. Monopoly in economics means monopoly in politics. It is the …

ecns.cn (2021-10-12). Xi urges securing win-win of economic growth, environmental protection. ecns.cn Chinese President Xi Jinping on Tuesday called for securing a win-win of economic growth and environmental protection.

WSWS (2021-10-12). Anti-democratic election laws in Australia were passed to "make sure that the working class can't voice its opposition" wsws.org One electoral member of the SEP noted that in the pandemic, "The working class is being told that the people around them, family, friends, caregivers, are going to die and to just accept their deaths."

WSWS (2021-10-12). CPS Sickout leader and mother of three speaks on efforts to stop the spread of COVID-19 in Chicago Public Schools. wsws.org Cortney Ritsema, a mother of three, formed CPS Sickout with other parents to raise awareness about the dangers of COVID-19 and keep kids out of school during the pandemic to protect them from the deadly virus.

ecns.cn (2021-10-12). China to commit 1.5 bln yuan to initiate Kunming Biodiversity Fund: Xi. ecns.cn Chinese President Xi Jinping on Tuesday said China will take the lead by investing 1.5 billion yuan (about 233 million U.S. dollars) to establish the Kunming Biodiversity Fund.

Thomas Kilkauer — Meg Young (2021-10-12). Who Won Germany's Election in 2021? counterpunch.org rmany's recent election had a few surprises and will lead to a new government. Overall, Germany's recent election, held on 26th September 2021 had a participation rate of 76,6% compared to 76.2% in 2017. In other words, æ of Germans voted. All in all, 25.7% voted for the center-mildly-progressive social-democratic party SPD. With that, the SPD overtook Germany's conservatives and strong-state favoring CDU — Angela Merkel's political party — sitting at 24.1%.

Workers World Bureau (2021-10-12). U.S. delegation demands: Defend Nicaragua! workers.org From Managua, Nicaragua Nicaragua's Alliance for Global Justice delegation visited Nicaragua to learn about the advances of the Sandinista government over the last 15 years. The object of the visit was to counter the tsunami of false information daily churned out by the U.S. State Department and its allies in . . . |

teleSUR (2021-10-12). Peruvians Remember Journalist Killed by the Fujimory Regime. telesurenglish.net On Monday, human rights defenders gathered in Lima's San Martin Square to demand a trial against those responsible for the murder of Melissa Alfaro, a journalist killed on Oct. 10, 1991, during Alberto Fujimori's dictatorship (1990-2000). | RELATED: | "Melissa, present! We want the oral trial, now!" shouted a crowd of people while marching. "How long do we have to wait for justice? Thirty years is not enough?" said the victim's brother Igor…

Rick Rozoff (2021-10-12). "NATO's southern flank at risk": report says Biden backs $6 billion F-16 deal with Turkey. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com Biden administration reportedly backs Turkey's $6B F-16 deal request Turkey's request for Lockheed Martin-made F-16 fighter jets and modernization kits to upgrade its existing warplanes is valued at $6 billion (TL 54.02 billion), according to Turkish sources who spoke to two different media organizations Tuesday. Considering U.S. Congress' opposition to Ankara purchasing arms due to …

WSWS (2021-10-12). Mack Trucks subsidiary announces plans to build new military truck for Pentagon. wsws.org The unveiling of the new vehicle occurred less than two months after Democratic President Joseph Biden visited the Mack Trucks facility in Macungie.

Rick Rozoff (2021-10-12). Another concession/capitulation: coup de maàÆtre's maàÆtresse de coup Nuland welcomed in Moscow. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com ==== As Ukraine simmers, Victoria Nuland is now highest-ranking member of U.S. Foreign Service ==== Izvestia: Why Nuland was allowed to enter Russia and what to expect from talksUS Under Secretary of State Victoria Nuland was removed from the Russian sanctions lists because of her official post in the Biden administration, a high-ranking source told …

teleSUR (2021-10-12). US and Colombia Seek a Military Conflict Against Venezuela. telesurenglish.net On Monday, the Venezuelan Ambassador to the United Nations Samuel Moncada denounced that the United States and Colombia are creating the conditions to justify a military aggression against his country. | RELATED: | To achieve this, Colombian officials have been deliberately spreading false information according to which Venezuela harbors illegal armed organizations linked to international drug trafficking, seeks…

ecns.cn (2021-10-12). Xi calls for joint efforts for humanity's high-quality development. ecns.cn Chinese President Xi Jinping on Tuesday called on countries around the world to join hands and start a new journey of high-quality development of humanity.

WSWS (2021-10-12). The 90 percent "no" vote at Deere and the Ôªøgrowing rebellion against the corporatist unions. wsws.org The margin of the contract rejections at Deere, Volvo, Dana and other companies expresses the real relationship between the so-called "unions" and the working class.

Editor2 (2021-10-12). The Return of Coups in Africa: Is this a Footprint of Neo-Colonialism in the Continent? orinocotribune.com By Takudzwa Hillary Chiwanza — Oct 7, 2021 | For African democracy (and the perceived lack thereof), coups d'état have constituted perennial notoriety that has not portended an organic molding of contextual African democracy in…

ecns.cn (2021-10-12). Xi urges harmonious coexistence between man, Nature. ecns.cn Chinese President Xi Jinping on Tuesday stressed the need to respect Nature, follow Nature's laws, protect Nature, and build a homeland of harmonious coexistence between man and Nature.

WSWS (2021-10-12). Riders at German delivery firm Gorillas protest illegal mass sackings. wsws.org The billion-dollar start-up announced last Tuesday that all employees who participated in work stoppages over the previous weekend would be terminated.

Abayomi Azikiwe (2021-10-12). Federal Rental Assistance Funding Belongs to the Millions Facing Evictions. globalresearch.ca

WSWS (2021-10-12). Support the October 15 global school strike to protest unsafe schools! wsws.org Lisa Diaz's calls for strike action express widespread opposition to the policy of mass infection, which the trade union bureaucracy is doing everything it can to suppress.

WSWS (2021-10-12). Redditor who exposed manipulation of COVID-19 case graph by the University of Texas at Dallas speaks out. wsws.org The University of Texas at Dallas has been caught manipulating the active case graph on its COVID-19 dashboard in an attempt to downplay the number of infections on campus.

WSWS (2021-10-12). Mounting problems for US and global economy. wsws.org A significant factor in the worsening outlook is the rise in energy prices, with crude oil rising by 64 percent this year to reach a seven-year high.

WSWS (2021-10-12). Harvard University student workers overwhelmingly authorize strike. wsws.org About 92 percent of student workers voted in favor of a strike at Harvard, the oldest and wealthiest university in the US.

WSWS (2021-10-12). Behind the right-wing, anti-immigrant marches in Chile. wsws.org The events indict the capitalist state, which has sanctioned and fostered national chauvinism and xenophobia for electoral purposes.

Rick Rozoff (2021-10-12). NATO holds Intermarium cyber warfare event in Georgia. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com ==== New Intermarium: Biden, NATO pledge support to NATO's nine-nation Eastern Flank ==== The Minister of Defense of Georgia has opened the " Intermarium Cyber Security Forum 2021″. In his speech, Juansher Burchuladze stressed the importance of cooperation with international partners in the field of cyber security against the background of existing cyber threats . …

WSWS (2021-10-12). UK parent Lisa Diaz speaks about her call for a second school strike. wsws.org "COVID is ripping through the schools, and I think they have a deliberate plan now to get children infected. So that's why I proposed another strike, this coming Friday, October 15."

WSWS (2021-10-12). Florida Governor DeSantis awards medal to Che Guevara's CIA assassin. wsws.org The move is aimed at whipping up anti-communist hysteria amid a growing radicalization of the working class.

Ed Childs (2021-10-12). Harvard workers fight back, win job security. workers.org Boston Scoring a victory for hospitality and service workers countrywide, on September 23, UNITE HERE Local 26 at Harvard University beat back management and won job security for its members. A five-year contract was negotiated, and workers voted for it overwhelmingly. Local 26 represents dining hall workers who prepare the . . . |

WSWS (2021-10-12). New Zealand COVID-19 outbreak grows after restrictions eased. wsws.org Infections have more than doubled in the past fortnight, after the government reduced restrictions in Auckland, with experts warning that cases could explode.

Robert Hunziker (2021-10-12). Code Red on FacingFuture.TV. counterpunch.org FacingFuture.TV recently hosted a preview of the upcoming IPCC 2021 UN climate report, which report guides the gathering of dignitaries from around the world meeting in Glasgow this November to discuss, analyze, and decide how to deal with global warming/climate change. According to the Code Red interview, the IPCC is taking off its ultra conservative

Sarah Algherbawi (2021-10-12). Gaza's little miracles . electronicintifada.net A number of children were found alive after coming under Israeli bombardment.

Juan Cole (2021-10-12). Epitaph for a Failed US Occupation: The Late Gen. Odierno's Arch-Nemesis Muqtada al-Sadr wins Iraq. juancole.com Ann Arbor (Informed Comment) — The elections in Iraq have brought it briefly back into U.S. headlines, though it is a long time since Americans have given the mess they made there any thought. The late Gen. Ray Odierno, the former head of the 8.5-year-long occupation of Iraq who died on Saturday, once fingered a …

Foreign Policy in Focus (2021-10-12). To end Fossil Fuels, take the Fight directly to the Corporations — That's how Apartheid Fell. juancole.com By Donna Katzin | — ( Foreign Policy in Focus) — On September 9, Harvard University President Larry Bacow heralded the university's commitment to shift its $41.9 billion endowment — the largest in the world — to "a portfolio of investments that support the transition to the green economy." Two weeks later, September 23, Boston …

Cronkite News Arizona PBS (2021-10-12). President Biden reverses Trump cuts to national monuments sacred to Native Americans, restores Bears Ears. juancole.com By Diannie Chavez | — ( Cronkite News) — WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden restored Bears Ears National Monument to its previous 1.36 million-acres footprint Friday, reversing a Trump-era decision to cut as much as 85% of the southern Utah site valued for its environmental, archeological and tribal treasures. Bears Ears was one of three …

Rick Rozoff (2021-10-12). One army, two states: Azerbaijan, Turkey solidify military integration. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com The Baku Declaration was signed between the presidents of Azerbaijan and Turkey after the latter, Recep Tayyip Erdogan. attended the NATO summit in Brussels and shortly afterward accompanied Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev to territory seized from Nagorno-Karabakh in the Azerbaijani-Turkish war of last year. ==== MoU on exercises of Azerbaijani army and Turkish special forces …

TASS (2021-10-12). NATO avoids responsibility for its presence in Afghanistan — Russian top diplomat. tass.com Sergey Lavrov noted that the global community, especially Afghanistan's neighbors, was invited to tackle the problems of the region…

TASS (2021-10-12). Russian foreign minister notes attempts to escalate situation in Asia. tass.com According to Lavrov, some narrow political structures and military blocs, sticking to the logic of the cold war and a policy of containment, "contribute to the destabilization of the situation in Asia"

Yves Engler (2021-10-12). Media ignore politics behind Green leader's demise. mronline.org Annamie Paul's perspective has overwhelmingly shaped coverage of the dramatic and bitter conflict within the Green Party.

David Giesen (2021-10-12). Wednesday 10/13: Bernal Litterati [sic]. indybay.org Bernal Branch Library | 500 Cortland Avenue | San Francisco | (we meet in the outdoor amphitheater on the Moultrie side)…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-10-12). COVID Queries: The speed of vaccine development. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Q: How can I be expected to trust the safety of the COVID-19 vaccine when it was developed so rapidly? A: We hear this question frequently, and we can understand how it may seem like the development of the vaccine was quick. The speed was a result of many pharmaceutical companies simultaneously investing significant resources into quickly developing a vaccine because of the world-wide impact of the pandemic. The emergency situation warranted an emergency response,…

Elkhorn Slough Reserve (2021-10-12). Thursday 10/21: Evenings at the Estuary: Migratory Monarchs. indybay.org To view via Zoom, please register at this site: | us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZMof-C…

David Rovics (2021-10-12). Tigard, Oregon: Ground Zero in the Fight for Affordable Housing. counterpunch.org I was born on Manhattan Island, now one of the most expensive places on Earth. I grew up in a nearby suburb in Connecticut, a town I couldn't dream of affording to live in today, even if I wanted to. As a young adult, I lived in Boston, Seattle, and San Francisco, among other places.

Pepe Escobar (2021-10-12). Muqtada The Conqueror gains ground in Iraqi poll. asiatimes.com It would be tempting to picture the Iraqi parliamentary elections last Sunday as a geopolitical game-changer. Well, it's complicated — in more ways than one. Let's start with the abstention rate. Of the 22 million eligible voters able to choose 329 members of Parliament from 3,227 candidates and 167 parties, only 41% chose to cast …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-10-12). Sleep disorder linked to neurodegeneration aim of NIH-funded grant. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org International team seeks hidden signs of brain damage in REM behavior disorder ROCHESTER, Minn. — People with rapid eye movement (REM) sleep behavior disorder act out their dreams. While sleeping safely in bed, for example, they might throw up their arms to catch an imaginary ball or try to run from an illusory assailant. Such actions are more than just a nuisance. People with the disorder have a 50% to 80% chance of developing a…

SCC Single Payer Health Care Coalition (2021-10-12). Wednesday 10/13: CalCare Now! California Health Care for All Virtual Town Hall. indybay.org Online town hall…

Jonah Furman (2021-10-12). 2,000 California CWA Members Strike. zcomm.org Outstanding issues in negotiations include wages, the company's refusal to put a cap on its use of subcontractors, and its attempts to cut retiree health care and eliminate the "no-layoffs" clause…

Julia Conley (2021-10-12). Omar Demands Release of Memo Detailing Biden's Authority to Cancel Student Debt. zcomm.org "With a single signature," the lawmaker and her colleagues wrote, "you can improve the economy, create new jobs, transform the lives of 45 million Americans, narrow the racial wealth gap, and maintain the trust of voters."

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-10-12). Expert Alert: Back and neck pain treatments cover self-care to surgery; prevention is key. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org World Spine Day is Oct. 16 ROCHESTER, Minn. — When back or neck pain strikes, normal activity is disrupted. Seeking relief for back or neck pain is one of the most common reasons people go to their health care provider or miss work. "The spinal column of the back and neck is made up of many joints, and each of those joints can degenerate and cause pain," says Mohamad Bydon, M.D., a Mayo Clinic neurosurgeon…

teleSUR, JL (2021-10-12). Venezuela denuncia en ONU estrategia de EE.UU. y Colombia para justificar una agresión militar. telesurtv.net Las pretensiones de agresión se dan en el marco del proceso de diálogo que avanza exitosamente entre el Gobierno venezolano y las oposiciones.

George Wuerthner (2021-10-12). The Industrial Forestry Paradigm is a Threat to the Forests of the Northern Rockies. counterpunch.org After reading the article in the October 7th Bozeman Daily Chronicle titled "Timber Treatment" about the North Bridger logging project on the Custer Gallatin National Forest of Montana one gets the idea that until the Forest Service and timber industry came along to "fix" things; our forests were going to hell in a handbasket. For

Anonymous103 (2021-10-12). Azerbaijan Induced Its Isolation When It Had Potential To Be Regional Hub. southfront.org Illustrative ImageIran and India opt for Armenia instead of Azerbaijan for regional connectivity project. | Written by Paul Antonopoulos, independent geopolitical analyst | Azerbaijan, with the backing of Turkey and Syrian mercenaries, were the undisputed victors of the 2020 Nagorno-Karabakh War after reclaiming most of the territory from Armenian control. It was expected that with most of Nagorno-Karabakh under Baku's control, new trade and transportation corridors would open and ensure that Azerbaijan became an indispensable connectivity hub in the Caucasus. Although there is a possibility for a trade corridor…

Lynda Carson (2021-10-12). Immunity for Sackler opioid kingpins exposes sentencing disparities in opioid epidemic. indybay.org The mass murder of hundreds of thousands of people from the opioid epidemic, and immunity for the Sackler opioid drug kingpins exposes sentencing disparities in opioid epidemic!

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-10-12). Christina Zorn, J.D., named Mayo Clinic's chief administrative officer. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org ROCHESTER, Minn. — The Mayo Clinic Board of Trustees has named Christina Zorn, J.D., chief administrative officer of Mayo Clinic. She will succeed Jeff Bolton, who announced in August that he will retire from Mayo Clinic on Nov. 30. "I extend my sincere congratulations to Christina in her new role as Mayo Clinic's chief administrative officer," says Gianrico Farrugia, M.D., Mayo Clinic's president and CEO. "She is a values-driven servant leader with a strong track record of contributions to our organization. She brings unique…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-10-12). Mayo Clinic to offer walk-in COVID-19 vaccination clinics in Rochester. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Learn where you can get initial and booster vaccinations, and third doses, Oct. 4-22 Mayo Clinic in Rochester will offer COVID-19 walk-in vaccine clinics for patients, visitors and community members the week of Monday, Oct. 4. Pfizer booster vaccinations Pfizer booster vaccinations will be offered to people who received the Pfizer COVID-19 initial vaccination series, as directed by the Food and Drug Administration. A booster vaccination is recommended six months after the initial vaccination series…

Staff (2021-10-12). Drug to calm cytokine storm: Life-saving Russian discovery could be key to stopping body's 'suicide attack' in severe Covid cases. rt.com A group of Russian scientists have created a drug that may potentially revolutionize the treatment of Covid-19 by defusing the most catastrophic reaction the disease causes in patients, while not destroying their immune response. | The drug, called Leitragin, was developed by the Biomedical Technology Research Center of the Russian Federal Medical and Biology Agency (FMBA), and is currently undergoing clinical trials in Russia. Although its base substance was previously known and used in ulcer treatment medicine by Soviet and Russian doctors, it was the FMBA team that discovered how to apply it for the treatme…

Sandra MacKay (2021-10-12). Sunday 10/24: Reigniting the Fight for Reproductive Justice. indybay.org New Valencia Hall, 747 Polk St., San Francisco (at Ellis, near Civic Center, BART/Muni and on #19, 31,47, & 49 Muni bus lines), wheelchair accessible. Event is also accessible via Zoom.

Rick Rozoff (2021-10-12). Russia tells Nuland of new red line. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com Though the U.S. military was in Kyrgyzstan from 2001 onward, as Washington's NATO ally Germany was in Uzbekistan and France in Tajikistan. Moscow: We will not tolerate U.S. military presence in Central Asia. Poland. Estonia. Latvia. Lithuania. Finland. Sweden. Ukraine. Moldova. Bulgaria. Romania. The Czech Republic. Hungary. Albania. Serbia/Kosovo. Bosnia. Croatia. Montenegro. Macedonia. Georgia. Azerbaijan. …

Andrew Moss (2021-10-12). Vice-President Harris: It's Your Turn to Step Up for Immigrant Rights. zcomm.org More than at any time in the recent past, Congress and the Biden administration have the means to open a path to citizenship to millions of undocumented residents…

Labor Video Project (2021-10-12). Italian S.I.Cobas FedEx Workers Face Attack As Leader Is Released & 10/11 Gen Strike On. indybay.org Italian SI Cobas FedEx workers are under attack and the government is also jailing their leaders. They celebrated as a leaders was released and prepared for a general strike on October 11, 2021. There will be a solidarity action at the Italian consulate in San Francisco.

Anonymous007 (2021-10-12). North Korea Holds Weapons Exhibition As Kim Vows Future "Invincible Military" southfront.org Click to see full-size image | On October 11th, North Korea held an exhibition of weapons systems in Pyongyang, showcasing an intercontinental ballistic missile, among other weapons. | Kim Jong Un reviewed the rare exhibition and vowed to build an "invincible" military, as he accused the United States of creating regional tensions and lacking action to prove it has no hostile intent toward the North, state media reported. | In an apparent continued effort to drive a wedge between Washington and Seoul, Kim also used his speec…

teleSUR, jaa, JL (2021-10-12). Exigen justicia para joven periodista peruana asesinada en 1991. telesurtv.net Melissa Alfaro tenía solo 23 años de edad cuando un sobre bomba acabó con su vida. Sus asesinos aún no han sido juzgados.

Poor People's Campaign, partners (2021-10-12). Monday 10/11: #LandBack: Defending Sovereignty and Land Rights w/ the Shinnecock Nation. indybay.org Online event via livestream…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-10-12). Consumer Health: What do you know about liver cancer? newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org October is Liver Cancer Awareness Month, which makes this a good time to learn more about liver cancer. More than 42,000 new cases of primary liver cancer and intrahepatic bile duct cancer will be diagnosed in the U.S. this year, and more than 30,000 people will die of these diseases, according to the American Cancer Society. Liver cancer is cancer that begins in the cells of your liver, which is a football-sized organ in the upper…

WSWS (2021-10-12). Behind the far-right, anti-vaccine demonstrations in New York City. wsws.org Rupert Murdoch and other right-wing billionaires are backing demonstrations against vaccine mandates.

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-10-12). Mayo Clinic Q&A podcast: The case for continuing COVID-19 precautions. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org COVID-19 hospitalizations in the U.S. are reportedly dropping. While the news headlines are encouraging, the country is in its fourth surge heading into flu season and winter holidays. That is why medical experts are keeping their predictions and recommendations fluid. How the virus spreads depends on human behavior. "What happens is that people read the news and say: 'We're done. We're free. It's over,'" says Dr. Gregory Poland, an infectious diseases expert and head of Mayo Clinic's…

teleSUR, JDO, JL (2021-10-12). Comunidades colombianas inician caravana humanitaria en Chocó. telesurtv.net Alertan sobre la militarización del territorio y proponen crear un refugio humanitario para víctimas de desplazamientos.

David Sirota (2021-10-12). You're Being Gouged On Medicine You Already Paid For. dailyposter.com

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-10-12). Mayo Clinic Q and A: Treating a rare skin disorder known as morphea. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org DEAR MAYO CLINIC: About six months ago, a large, white dent appeared on my left buttock. I went to a dermatologist who performed a biopsy. I was diagnosed with morphea and prescribed methotrexate. The doctor said the condition is not systemic, but that the drug could prevent future skin lesions and possibly cure the morphea. Can you share more about the condition, and the risks and benefits of the treatment? ANSWER: Morphea, which is a rare skin…

Anonymous007 (2021-10-12). Indian Soldiers Kill 5 Suspected Rebels In Kashmir, A Day After 5 Indian Soldiers Were Slain In Clashes. southfront.org On October 12th, Indian government forces reportedly killed five suspected rebels in two clashes in Indian-administered Kashmir. This took place…

Catherine Crockett (2021-10-12). Saturday 10/23: Cooperative Economics: A Talk by Sharat G. Lin. indybay.org Monterey Peace and Justice Center, 1364 Fremont Blvd., Seaside, CA 93955 or live stream.

Anonymous007 (2021-10-12). Military Situation In Syria On October 12, 2021 (Map Update). southfront.org Click to see full-size image | On October 11, Russia reported that Idlib militants violated the ceasefire regime in Greater Idlib 13 times: 3 — in Idlib province, 2 — in Latakia province, 1 — in Hama province, 2 — in Aleppo province | On October 11, unknown aircraft reportedly attacked areas near Bukamal city | On October 11, six civilians were killed and 17 others were injured by a car bomb explosion in the city of Afrin | On October 12, a car bomb explosion was reported in t…

imperial.ac.uk (2021-10-12). 'Great minds' from academia, industry and business join Imperial's Council. imperial.ac.uk Imperial has appointed four new members to its governing Council, and a new Chair of its Finance Committee.

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-10-12). Science Saturday: A robotic GPS for targeting, delivering regenerative biotherapies. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org A remote-controlled bronchoscope that acts like a GPS system hunts down hard-to-find lung masses and accurately biopsies them, according to a Mayo Clinic collaborative study. This multisite research, which is published in Annals of Thoracic Surgery, lays the foundation for precisely finding early-stage cancer and targeting it with regenerative biotherapeutics needed to stimulate healing. Artificial intelligence gleaned from CT scans directs the robotic fiber optic cable, providing a GPS-like pathway to tiny nodules, or masses, that manual bronchoscopes…

Walden Bello (2021-10-12). Zionism's bete noire: Richard Falk's passage to 'positive public notoriety'. zcomm.org Richard Falk is universally regarded as one of the top minds when it comes to international law. Yet his views are not only not welcome in establishment circles, but even among most left-leaning liberals…

Anonymous103 (2021-10-12). US War In Afghanistan Is Over, Says Biden. But US Remains At War. southfront.org Illustrative Image20 years after 9/11, the US still is at a global war against terror. | Written by Uriel Araujo, researcher with a focus on international and ethnic conflicts. | In the aftermath of Afghanistan withdrawal, the US still has around 750 military bases abroad in at least 80 foreign countries, according to an estimate by David Vine, a political science professor at the American University in Washington, DC. First of all, the very pr…

Coral Wynter (2021-10-12). Rylstone communities fight NSW gov't push to mine coal. greenleft.org.au Residents are organising to oppose the NSW government's efforts to open up the valley of Rylstone in the Central Tablelands to coalmining. Coral Wynter reports.

MK Bhadrakumar (2021-10-12). The Taliban has many suitors lining up to help. asiatimes.com The Taliban have been getting many suitors lately. They are far from the "pariah" that the Biden administration thought they were destined to be. During the past month alone, the Taliban received six suitors from the region and beyond offering courtship — the foreign minister of Qatar; the special envoys of Russia, China and Pakistan; …

Global Research News (2021-10-12). Selected Articles: Will Vaccine-Linked Deaths Rise Sharply this Winter? globalresearch.ca By Naturally, the media is going to blame the surge in illness on the pandemic or "delayed treatments", but people can draw their own conclusions. What the …

Women's March Report (2021-10-12). Texas Women in El Cerrito: "Don't Mess with Us!" indybay.org In the San Francisco Bay Area, many people are transplants from other states and other parts of the world. At a women's march in El Cerrito on October 2nd, women from Texas showed up to say, "Don't Mess with Texas Women!"

Betsey Piette (2021-10-12). Annual Philly Trans March 2021. workers.org Philadelphia The annual Philly Trans March kicked off with a short rally in Washington Park near Philadelphia's historic district on Oct. 9. A two-hour energetic and militant march around the area followed, returning to the park for a final rally. Many of the nearly 300 participants were trans youth of . . . |

RWS (2021-10-12). Redwood City Says Bans Off Our Bodies! indybay.org The U.S. Supreme Court will hear a challenge to Roe v. Wade this year. On October 3 the Raging Grannies held a rally in Redwood City in solidarity with Radical Women's national day of mobilization for reproductive justice.

Hamilton Nolan (2021-10-12). In Middle America, Unions and Democrats Are Sleepwalking Into the Grave. zcomm.org By not organizing in decimated post-industrial towns, we're ceding ground to the right wing…

Dianne Mathiowetz (2021-10-12). 78th birthday of Imam Jamil Al-Amin. workers.org The 78th birthday of political prisoner Imam Jamil Al-Amin (formerly known as the Black militant activist, H. Rap Brown) was commemorated by a rally and delivery of 78,000 signatures on petitions calling for his freedom to the Fulton County District Attorney's office in Atlanta, Oct. 4. Rally outside courthouse in . . . |

WSWS repost (2021-10-12). Philippines overwhelmed by COVID-19 onslaught. indybay.org Amid a devastating COVID surge, and with fewer than 22 million people fully vaccinated in a population of 110 million, the Duterte government is overseeing a social disaster.

Jeff Mackler (2021-10-12). Julian Assange and the CIA-USA Daily Wars Against Humanity. counterpunch.org [Introductory note: The weekend of October 23-25, in anticipation of a UK court convening to re-consider a previous lower court decision to refuse Julian Assange's extradition to the U.S., Assange supporters will be mobilizing across the U.S. and worldwide demanding: Free Julian Assange! Drop the Charges! No to Extradition! Free Speech! Free Press! Free Journalists!

teleSUR, drl, JCM (2021-10-12). Población boliviana rechaza paro convocado por la oposición. telesurtv.net El expresidente Evo Morales alertó de las intentonas golpistas que estarían detrás del paro organizado por la oposición.

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-10-12). Consumer Health: Metastatic breast cancer. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, which makes this a good time to learn more about metastatic breast cancer. Breast cancer will affect 1 in 8 women, according to the American Cancer Society. After skin cancer, breast cancer is the most common cancer diagnosed in women in the U.S. Metastatic breast cancer is cancer that originated in the breasts and has spread to other parts of the body. It may be apparent at the time of initial…

Jason Ditz (2021-10-12). Iraqi Cleric Sadr's Bloc Performs Well in Vote, Emerges as Kingmaker. news.antiwar.com Final results for this weekend's Iraq election are still a day away, but the direction is shaping up, with influential Shi'ite cleric and nationalist Moqtada al-Sadr's party, Sairoun, Sadr's faction had 54 seats in the outgoing government, and early estimates give them 73 this time. That's a lot, but not enough to govern alone, meaning the party will either need allies or will, as has been the case in the past, serv…

NARAL Pro-Choice America (2021-10-12). Wednesday 10/20: Doubling Down for Passing the Women's Health Protection Act w/ NARAL. indybay.org Online teach-in and call to action…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-10-12). Consumer Health: What is mental health? newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org World Mental Health Day will be observed on Sunday, Oct. 10, to raise awareness of mental health issues around the world and mobilize efforts in support of mental health. This is a good time to consider the differences between normal mental health and mental health disorders. Mental health is the overall wellness of how you think, regulate your feelings and behave. Sometimes the difference between normal mental health and mental disorders is clear, but often the…

Fred Gardner (2021-10-12). In Support of Andrew Wiggins. zcomm.org If the Warriors' well-paid media staff had explained and publicized Wiggins's valid reason for not getting the shot, the dignified young athlete would have been spared a lot of nasty criticism…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-10-12). The best medicine for COVID-19 is prevention. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, health care professionals have worked hard to develop treatments for patients, and they have learned to manage the risk of hospitalization and death from COVID-19.From protective measures to monoclonal antibody therapy and other treatments, Dr. Raymund Razonable, a Mayo Clinic infectious diseases expert, discusses the current treatments for COVID-19 and explains why prevention is the best medicine. Watch: Dr. Razonable discusses current COVID-19 therapies and treatments. youtu.be/TE0nH1u9kXo Journalists: Broadcast-quality soundbites are available in…

Anonymous765 (2021-10-12). U.S. Geopolitical Sense Of Urgency Pushed Victoria Nuland To Moscow. southfront.org | DEAR FRIENDS. IF YOU LIKE THIS TYPE OF CONTENT, SUPPORT SOUTHFRONT WORK : | BITCOIN: bc1qv7k70u2zynvem59u88ctdlaw7hc735d8xep9rq : | BITCOIN CASH: qzjv8hrdvz6edu4…

Speak Out Now (2021-10-12). Saturday 11/6: "Hacer Pueblo": a narrative of community health from Mexico. indybay.org online meeting, see website for details…

WSWS (2021-10-12). Indian foreign secretary visits Sri Lanka amid rising tensions with China. wsws.org New Delhi, which is uneasy about growing Chinese influence in Sri Lanka, used the visit to remind Colombo about US and Indian geostrategic plans and expectations.

Transgender Law Center (2021-10-12). Thursday 10/14: Transgender Law Center's SPARK. indybay.org Virtual Gathering, online…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-10-12). Mayo Clinic Q and A: Medications in use and being tested for treatment of COVID-19. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org DEAR MAYO CLINIC: I've heard several drugs mentioned as possible treatments for COVID-19. What are they, and how do they work? ANSWER: Since the COVID-19 pandemic began, finding an effective drug to combat COVID-19 has been on the minds of many. While many medications are being tested to treat COVID-19, only one has been approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The FDA has approved remdesivir (Veklury) to treat COVID-19 in adults and children who are age…

Anonymous103 (2021-10-12). Assassination Attempt Targeted Molham Team Manager In Syria's Al-Bab (Photos). southfront.org Click to see full-size image | On October 12th, an explosion took place in the city of al-Bab in the Syria's Aleppo governorate. | An improvised explosive device planted in a car exploded next to the Ihsan mosque in the city of al-Bab. | The explosion was likely an assassination attempt. The IED was planted in the car of the director of the office of the Molham Volunteer Team in al-Bab. He was identified as Muhammad Abu Fatooh. | No casualties were reported as a result of the explosion, and Muhammad Abu Fatooh managed to survive. The IED detonated at the moment when the man got into his car. | Molham Volunteering…

imperial.ac.uk (2021-10-12). Study assesses risks of good and bad outcomes for university pension scheme. imperial.ac.uk New research estimates the chances that the USS university pension scheme has enough assets to pay pensions that have been promised.

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-10-12). Mayo Clinic Q&A podcast: Treating and preventing liver cancer. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org While still relatively rare, the rate of primary liver cancer has been increasing in recent decades, disproportionately affecting minority populations. "Research has shown that Blacks and Hispanics are less likely to be diagnosed with liver cancer at an earlier stage, compared to whites," says Dr. Sumera Ilyas, a Mayo Clinic gastroenterologist. "And that, in turn, means the odds of being eligible for potentially curative treatments are lower for these patients." These disparities are due to…

teleSUR, jaa, JL (2021-10-12). Denuncian asesinato de excombatiente en el Cauca, Colombia. telesurtv.net Ruber Erney Dorado se convirtió en el firmante del tratado de paz número 39 en ser asesinado en 2021.

WSWS (2021-10-12). Canadian parent speaks out against devastating impact of COVID-19 open schools policy. wsws.org Angel, a mother of two children in British Columbia, was especially angered by the provincial New Democratic Party government's efforts to conceal the extent of the virus' spread in schools.

Anonymous007 (2021-10-12). Military Situation In Yemen On October 12, 2021 (Map Update). southfront.org Click to see full-size image | The Liaison and Coordination Officers' Operations Room (loyal to Ansar Allah) reported 240 ceasefire violations in al-Hudaydah during the past 24 hours | On October 11, Saudi-led coalition warplanes conducted 3 airstrikes on the Maheliyah district | On October 11, Saudi-led coalition warplanes conducted an airstrike on the Dhaher district | On October 11, Saudi-led coalition warplanes conducted 50 airstrikes on the Abdiyah district | On October 11, Saudi-led coalition warp…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-10-12). Mayo Clinic Minute: What to do if your child has a bellyache. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Kids are back in the classroom, and a common back-to-school sickness is viral gastroenteritis, or stomach flu. It's an intestinal infection marked by watery diarrhea, abdominal cramps, nausea or vomiting, and sometimes fever. Watch: The Mayo Clinic Minute youtu.be/jwxQ2L4ZVXE Journalists: Broadcast-quality video (0: 58) is in the downloads at the end of this post. Please "Courtesy: Mayo Clinic News Network." Read the script. If your child is showing symptoms of a stomach bug, such as vomiting…

Rick Rozoff (2021-10-12). Two poignant quotes from Iranian press on worsening tensions with Azerbaijan. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com From the Tehran Times. Key quotes in bold print. In the latest sign of misplaced overconfidence, Azerbaijani officials have launched a barrage of criticism against Iran simply because it quietly and diplomatically protested an Azerbaijani decision to tax Iranian commercial trucks passing through an Azerbaijani road curve. This overconfidence on the part of the Republic …

Extinction Rebellion San Francisco Bay Area (2021-10-12). Friday 10/15: People Vs. Fossil Fuels Solidarity Action. indybay.org Federal Courthouse, 450 Golden Gate Avenue, SF…

Rick Rozoff (2021-10-12). From the archives of NATO's peace award recipient Nancy Pelosi. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com Subject: [stopnato] Afghanistan: New US House Speaker Pledges Support For Expanded War Date: Sun, 28 Jan 2007 17: 13: 58 -0800 (PST) From: Rick Rozoff <@yahoo.com> Reply-To: stopnato@yahoogroups.com To: Stop NATO [From my dear friend Bob Gipson, who retrieved this from the Stop NATO news list of almost 15 years ago. On the occasion of Pelosi being presented …

Yasmeen Afghan (2021-10-12). Kabul Dairies Part 17: In this dead end! greenleft.org.au The Taliban are hunting down women's rights activists in Kabul. Yasmeen Afghan files this account of one such activist who is now underground.

Apache Stronghold (2021-10-12). Apache Stronghold Spiritual Convoy to the Ninth Circuit Court. indybay.org Apache Stronghold will travel on a Spiritual Convoy to the Bay Area from Tuesday, October 18th to Saturday, the 23rd. The convoy, in prayer, will visit supporting Tribes leading to the 9th circuit court hearing to protect the Sacred Oak Flat. It is the United States intention to exchange this sacred land for mining by Rio Tinto and BHP's Resolution Copper. We invite all to join us in the journey to San Francisco to be present for our Appeal Hearing.

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-10-12). Mayo Clinic Q and A: Pregnancy and the heart. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org DEAR MAYO CLINIC: I am ready to start a family, but my doctor said that pregnancy may be high-risk for me because I have a heart condition. Can you explain how pregnancy affects the heart and what I can do to lower my risk for complications? ANSWER: Pregnancy results in many changes that can increase the workload of the heart. During pregnancy, your blood volume increases by 30% to 50% to nourish your growing baby, your heart…

Rachel Evans (2021-10-12). Vulnerable people still not vaccinated as NSW reopens. greenleft.org.au As the newly installed NSW Premier eased restrictions for fully vaccinated people, vulnerable First Nations people are still struggling to be vaccinated and are being infected at an alarming rate. Rachel Evans and Adam Trumper report.

Anonymous103 (2021-10-12). Hunter Biden Shows How to Become a Leading Artist in America. southfront.org Then-U.S. Vice President Joe Biden and his son Hunter Biden attend an NCAA basketball game between Georgetown University and Duke University in Washington, U.S., January 30, 2010 | Written by Eric Zuesse. | U.S. President Biden's son, Hunter Biden, is one of America's top artists. That means he has become able to sell his paintings to the largest number of America's richest people at the highest prices: his artistic patrons are millionaires, centi-millionaires, and billionaires, who know that

Anonymous765 (2021-10-12). Locations Of US Carrier Strike Groups — October 12, 2021. southfront.org This is the newest update of the 'U.S. Carrier Strike Groups Locations Map' exclusive series showing the approximate locations of U.S. Carrier Strike Groups. SouthFront: Analysis & Intelligence tracks locations of U.S. aircraft carriers using the available open-source information. No classified information was used in production of the map. | click to see the full-size image | Carrier strike group (CSG) is an operational formation of the United States Navy. It is centered on an aircraft carrier and a carrier ai…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-10-12). Mayo Clinic Q and A: Elbow replacement. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org DEAR MAYO CLINIC: I have bad arthritis in my elbow. After several failed surgeries, I have been told that my only option is elbow replacement. I've heard others say that elbow replacements do not work. Does Mayo Clinic have experience with elbow replacements? ANSWER: The surgeons at Mayo Clinic are considered world experts in elbow replacement. Traditionally, elbow replacement has been reported to lead to complications more often than replacements of other joints, like the hip or…

Santa Cruz City Council Meeting (2021-10-12). Tuesday 10/12: 831 Water Street City Council Public Oversight Meeting. indybay.org The public oversight meeting for the 831 Water Street project is #18 on the city council meeting agenda, and will be heard in the afternoon, sometime after 1 PM. | * Click on Zoom link (no time delay): zoom.us/j/94684401344 | * Online at http: //www.cityofsantacruz.com/government/city-council/council-meetings…

Dr. Paul Craig Roberts (2021-10-12). The People Are Unaware of the War Being Conducted Against Them. globalresearch.ca

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-10-12). Sharing Mayo Clinic: COVID-19 setback right before brain surgery. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Julie Berg's life revolves around three things: family, friends and faith. The 79-year-old has a large extended family that enjoys celebrating large and small milestones together, and she has a wide network of close-knit friends across two states. Through it all, her strong Catholic faith has been the foundation of her life. When Julie's health was tested, she leaned on her family, friends and faith for support. For 10 years, Julie and her husband, Jim…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-10-12). Mayo Clinic Minute: The importance of stretching during your workday. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org The COVID-19 pandemic has made it more challenging for some people to get in their daily workout. Sedentary behavior, including sitting for long periods of time, can contribute to adverse health effects, including something referred to as "sitting disease." In this Mayo Clinic Minute, Dani P. Johnson, a wellness physical therapist with the Mayo Clinic Healthy Living Program, demonstrates how to integrate more movement into your daily life. Watch: The Mayo Clinic Minute youtu.be/XOIqLNElikI Journalists: …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-10-12). Mayo Clinic Minute: Long-term survival improving for kidney transplant patients. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org If you're a kidney transplant patient, your chances of living a longer life are improving. That's according to a recent review published in The New England Journal of Medicine. It showed that the five-year survival rate of transplant recipients who received a deceased donor kidney increased from 66% in 1996—1999 to 78% in 2012—2015. And for patients who received a kidney from a living donor, that number improved from 79.5% to 88%. What's behind the…

Dave DeCamp (2021-10-12). UK Says It Is Increasing Asia 'Footprint' as Warship Docks in Singapore. news.antiwar.com The UK's new aircraft carrier HMS Queen Elizabeth "Our recent integrated review highlighted the importance of the Indo-Pacific and the UK's intent to tilt here and have an increased footprint, and much more persistent presence," Commodore Steve Moorhouse, the commander of the Queen Elizabeth's strike group, told Reuters. | "What better way to just show that off in the first instance,…

Anonymous007 (2021-10-12). Iran Begins Large-Scale Air Defense Drills. southfront.org Click to see full-size image | On October 12th, Iran's Armed Forces launched a large-scale military exercise, involving air defense units and domestically-developed military hardware. | The joint aerial maneuvers, attended by air defense divisions of the Army and the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) and codenamed Modafean Aseman Velayat 1400 (Guardians of Velayat Sky 1400), kicked off in the country's central desert areas. | During the exercises, domestically-developed, air defense missil…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-10-12). Mayo Clinic Minute: Why breast cancer screening is important. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org It's estimated that 1 in 8 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in her lifetime and 1 in 39 women will die from breast cancer. It's the most diagnosed cancer among women in the U.S., and it's now the most common cancer globally.That's why regular breast cancer screening is so important, says Dr. Christine Klassen, a Mayo Clinic Breast Clinic physician.Watch The Mayo Clinic Minute. www.youtube.com/watch?v=9XKd_sVm7dw Journalists: Broadcast-quality video pkg (1: 06) is in the…

Tom Engelhardt (2021-10-12). Tomgram: Andrea Mazzarino, My War on Terror, Up Close and Personal. warisacrime.org This article originally appeared at TomDispatch.com. To receive TomDispatch in your inbox three times a week, click here. It's hard to imagine how I would have done my work at TomDispatch over the last decade without one crucial resource: Brown University's Costs of War Project. After all, that website has offered a remarkable look at America's …

Lynda Carson (2021-10-12). Conspiracy to shield Sackler family opioid drug kingpins with immunity. indybay.org The Sackler Family Seeks Immunity For Their Involvement In The Opioid Epidemic That Resulted In Over 500,000 Deaths!

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-10-12). Mayo Clinic Q&A podcast: Tips to meet the challenges of breastfeeding. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Breastfeeding has many benefits. Breast milk contains the right balance of nutrients for your baby. Breast milk is easier than commercial formula for babies to digest, and the antibodies in breast milk boost a baby's immune system. Breastfeeding might even help a new mother lose weight after the baby is born. But breastfeeding can be challenging. New parents may worry about whether their child is getting enough milk and wonder how often they should breastfeed….

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-10-12). Mayo Clinic Q&A podcast: Vaccines and kids — what you need to know about COVID-19, flu. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org With flu season approaching, Mayo Clinic experts remind parents of the importance of vaccinating children for influenza and COVID-19 when possible. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends everyone 6 months and older get vaccinated for flu each year. The CDC also says people who are eligible can be vaccinated for flu and COVID-19 at the same time. Currently, children ages 12 and older are permitted to get vaccinated for COVID-19 using the…

The Green Arcade (2021-10-12). Thursday 11/4: A Testimony To The Strange Times We Are Living In. indybay.org The Green Arcade | 1680 Market Street | San Francisco, CA 94102…

Peninsula Peace, Justice Center (2021-10-12). Tuesday 10/26: Confronting Disinformation w/ Prof. David Sloss of Santa Clara Univesity School of Law. indybay.org Free Zoom Webinar…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-10-12). Expert Alert: Advancing individualized medicine through genomics. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org ROCHESTER, Minn. — The virtual 10th Annual Individualizing Medicine Conference on Oct. 8—9 will highlight the latest discoveries, diagnostics, therapeutics and emerging approaches in the field of genomics. Attendees will hear from renowned experts and learn first-hand how individualized medicine is transforming clinical practice, research and education. Highlighted topics will include artificial intelligence, health disparities, precision oncology, microbiome, genomic clinical applications and challenges, and many others. Taking the virtual center stage will be keynote speakers Gianrico…

Staff (2021-10-11). The Red Nation Slams Cooptation of Indigenous Peoples' Day Amid Global Colonial Resource Extraction. democracynow.org We continue our look at Indigenous Peoples' Day with Jennifer Marley, a citizen of San Ildefonso Pueblo and a member of the grassroots Indigenous liberation organization The Red Nation, which helped lead a campaign in 2015 to officially recognize Indigenous Peoples' Day in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Marley slams President Biden's formal recognition of Indigenous Peoples' Day as a federal holiday and discusses how Native lands are disproportionately used for resource extraction and how The Red Nation connects their local struggles to international decolonization campaigns, as well.

The Conversation (2021-10-11). Why 'Indigenous Peoples' Day is Replacing 'Columbus Day'. juancole.com By Susan C. Faircloth | — Columbus Day celebrations in the United States — meant to honor the legacy of the man credited with "discovering" the New World — are almost as old as the nation itself. The earliest known Columbus Day celebration took place on Oct. 12, 1792, on the 300th anniversary of his …

Staff (2021-10-11). Historian Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz: Indigenous Peoples' Day Shared with Columbus Day Is a "Contradiction" democracynow.org President Biden has formally recognized Indigenous Peoples' Day as a federal holiday, following a growing movement to debunk the myth of Christopher Columbus as a beneficent discoverer and replace it with recognition that the arrival of Columbus in the Bahamas unleashed a brutal genocide that massacred tens of millions of Native people across the hemisphere. But the holiday will continue to be shared with Columbus Day, which many argue glorifies the nation's dark history of colonial genocide that killed millions of Native people. "It's just not appropriate to celebrate Columbus and Indigenous peoples on the same…

teleSUR (2021-10-11). Indigenous Rights Lawyer Killed During March In Chile. telesurenglish.net Human rights activist Denisse Cortez was seriously injured during an Indigenous People Mapuche's march that took place in Italy Square in Santiago City on Sunday morning. | RELATED: | A few hours later, this 43-year-old woman, who was studying law and was a member of the Popular Defender's Office, died during an operation carried out at the Santiago Emergency Hospital. | The Military Police (Carabineros) say that C…

teleSUR (2021-10-11). Outrage in Chile Over Death of Activist During Mapuche March. telesurenglish.net Denisse Cortés, 43, a worker of the People's Defense Office and a law student at the university, worked as an observer during the Indigenous peoples' march held in the center of the capital. | Chilean police officers repressed the demonstrators with water cannons and tear gas bombs. The demonstrators responded with stones and sticks in confrontations that left one dead, about twenty injured and 12 arrests. | RELATED: | "Deep pain a…

teleSUR (2021-10-11). US: On Indigenous Peoples Day, Activists Demand Climate Action. telesurenglish.net The Washington Post reported that Native American leaders and tribal members from across the country are in Washington for five days of protests beginning Monday. | The demonstrations, according to…

Margaret Flowers (2021-10-11). Indigenous People's Day Reminds Us To Acknowledge And Support Indigenous Struggles. dissidentvoice.org Today is Indigenous Peoples Day. Across the country, a growing number of cities and states are recognizing this day in place of the traditional Columbus Day. This change reflects the growing awareness that holidays like Columbus Day are used to rewrite the past and uphold institutions of white supremacy, racism and settler colonialism. As Justin …

Staff (2021-10-11). Indigenous People With Disabilities Are on the Front Lines of the Climate Crisis. truthout.org The World Health Organization estimates that

Staff (2021-10-11). Indigenous Coalition Tells Biden Communities Need Clean Water and Climate Action. truthout.org On the heels of President Joe Biden's The Indigenous Environmental Network (IEN) — a broad alliance of tribes, Indigenou…

Staff (2021-10-11). "People vs. Fossil Fuels": Winona LaDuke & Mass Protests Call on Biden to Stop Line 3 Pipeline. democracynow.org In response to the completion of the contested Line 3 pipeline, which is now reportedly operational, thousands of Indigenous leaders and climate justice advocates are kicking off the "People vs. Fossil Fuels" mobilization, an Indigenous-led five-day action of civil disobedience at the White House to demand President Biden declare a climate emergency, divest from fossil fuels and launch a "just renewable energy revolution." "This pipeline doesn't respect treaty rights," says Winona LaDuke, longtime Indigenous activist and founder of Honor the Earth, a platform to raise awareness of and money for Indigenous stru…

Winona LaDuke (2021-10-11). From Columbus to Enbridge: Colonial Exploitation Continues. counterpunch.org It's somehow fitting irony on Indigenous Day — once known by another name — that a new Columbus is about to pump oil through Line 3, the last tar sands pipeline. That is the colonial-like corporation Enbridge. Maybe President Joe Biden will think about this one and stop the dirty oil from burning our rivers

International Indian Treaty Council (2021-10-11). Monday 10/11: Annual Alcatraz Sunrise Ceremony on Indigenous People's Day (broadcast). indybay.org Radio broadcast on KPFA 94.1 FM or IITC Facebook page…

John Buell (2021-10-11). Our Health depends on Indigenous Botanical Knowledge and Plants that are rapidly being Destroyed. juancole.com Southwest Harbor, Maine (Special to Informed Comment) — While mainstream media celebrate the remarkable development in record time of vaccines spectacularly effective against the Covid virus, knowledge that might contribute to other medical breakthroughs is being steadily undermined. This decline is not the result of some dramatic lawsuit or corporate takeover. It is one of …

_____ (2021-10-11). 'Battle For Your Brain' Waged By Western Militaries. popularresistance.org Western Governments In The NATO Military Alliance Are Developing Tactics Of "Cognitive Warfare," Using The Supposed Threats Of China And Russia To Justify Waging A "Battle For Your Brain" In The "Human Domain," To "Make Everyone A Weapon."

Marcos Roitman Rosenmann (2021-10-11). Interpretación ética de los Papeles de Pandora. globalizacion.ca En esta sociedad capitalista, los empresarios junto a las llamadas élites culturales, actrices, escultores, pintores, literatos, cantantes, son quienes perciben rentas por encima del nivel medio. Junto a ellos, deportistas, arquitectos, médicos, ingenieros, modelos, etcétera. No importa si son hombres…

_____ (2021-10-11). Who's Missing From the Pandora Papers: The Main Offenders and Accomplices. strategic-culture.org Missing from the elaborate Pandora "disclosure" are not only the main financial havens, companies and banks, but also today's leading investors. | At a cost of many millions of dollars, euros, pesos, etc., 600 journalists from 148 media outlets and 117 countries have compiled the "Pandora Papers" over several months as part of the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ): 2.94 terabytes of data with 11.9 million documents on shell companies in numerous financial dossiers. Tax evasion, money laundering, fraud, corruption and the like among 330 named heads of state and government, other politici…

_____ (2021-10-11). Pandora Papers: Who Is Targeted? strategic-culture.org No doubt the whole affair was done by "independent investigators" working hand in hand with the U.S. government. Note that Pandora Papers don't mention a single U.S. politician. Is this because there is no corruption in the United States? | (Click on the image to enlarge)…

àÅlvaro Verzi Rangel (2021-10-11). Pandora Papers: Hay crítica moral a las personas pero silencio sobre el sistema. globalizacion.ca El domingo 3 de octubre estalló Pandora Papers, una filtración gigante de información financiera confidencialque una fuente anónima le entregó al Consorcio Internacional de Periodistas de Investigación (ICIJ), mientras que con un apagón gigante quedó demostrado que las plataformas de…

Rick Rozoff (2021-10-11). NATO honors Nancy Pelosi with first-ever "Women for Peace" award. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com With an annual salary of $172,000 ($223,000 when she's speaker of the House), Pelosi is worth an estimated $120-$315 million. The perfect person to preach against corruption. Regarding the "peace" award from NATO — the equivalent of receiving a child protection award from Jeffrey Epstein — Pelosi has enthusiastically supported every war since she entered …

Anonymous103 (2021-10-11). Austria Plunged Into New Political Crisis But Its Foreign Policy Unlikely To Change. southfront.org Illustrative ImageAs the crisis is unfolding, it is too difficult at this moment to see how Austria will emerge from this predicament. | Written by Paul Antonopoulos, independent geopolitical analyst | Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz submitted his resignation after being accused of participating in a corruption scandal that threatens to bring serious political turbulence to his country. Kurz's decision to resign was made after the Austrian Prosecutor's Office launched an investigation into his involvement in a corruption scandal where he allegedly spent state money for the purpose of promoting his party. | In…

Human Rights Watch (2021-10-11). Israel/Palestine: Facebook Censors Discussion of Rights Issues. juancole.com Human Rights Watch — (Washington, DC) — Facebook has wrongfully removed and suppressed content by Palestinians and their supporters, including about human rights abuses carried out in Israel and Palestine during the May 2021 hostilities. The company's acknowledgment of errors and attempts to correct some of them are insufficient and do not address the scale …

Staff (2021-10-11). Facebook 'fixing' Instagram after Haugen leak: Nudging teens away from bad content & making Section 230 conditional on censorship. rt.com Facing accusations of failing to protect children, Facebook wants to introduce more restrictions and coercion on the platform. It also wants reform of Section 230 so its protections apply only to well-moderated platforms. | Facebook has been subjected to an onslaught of criticism after its former employee Frances Haugen leaked internal company documents to the press, and accused the tech giant of putting profits before the wellbeing of its users. One of the specific charges was that using Facebook-owned Instagram could be harmful to some vulnerable teenagers, affecting their self-esteem or even causing suicida…

ecns.cn (2021-10-11). Border accusation against Chinese soldiers fabricated, says official. ecns.cn Recent reports in Indian media that Chinese soldiers had been detained for "crossing the border "are purely fabricated, a Chinese military source said on Saturday.

Thom Hartmann (2021-10-11). The Newest Big Pharma Scam Exposed. globalresearch.ca

IGD Worldwide (2021-10-11). IGD Worldwide: Launch announcement & call for contributions. itsgoingdown.org IGD Worldwide is a new initiative by anonymous comrades in multiple countries to foster better communication and awareness across geography, culture and language. We want to build understanding between different struggles facing common enemies— struggles arising from hearts that burn with desire to tear down the existing order. For the overwhelming majority who do not…

teleSUR ar, JF (2021-10-11). Latest Holiday Reactivates Tourism in Argentina. telesurenglish.net Argentina's President Alberto Fernandez said that the tourism sector recovery is well underway during the presentation of the statistics of the last holiday, which occurred from Oct. 9 to 11. | Related | "We are very happy with the tourist movement throughout the country, which showed figures higher than the pre-pandemic period and full occupancy in the main destinations," Fernandez tweeted. | "Tourism is a great ge…

Daniel Larison (2021-10-11). Let's Talk About Those Chinese Incursions into Taiwan's Air Defense Zone. globalresearch.ca

teleSUR (2021-10-11). UN Highlights Impact of COVID-19 on Mental Health. telesurenglish.net The Covid-19 pandemic is taking a terrible toll on mental health and without determined action now, this impact may last for a long time, UN Secretary-General António Guterres stressed today. | RELATED: | On this World Mental Health Day, he urged everyone to commit to working together with urgency and purpose to ensure quality mental health care for all people around the globe. "We are now in the midst of a growing mental health…

teleSUR (2021-10-11). Syria Protests Israel's Plan for Settlements in Golan Heights. telesurenglish.net On Monday, the Syrian Foreign Ministry Faisal Mikdad condemned Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett's comments expressing his intention to increase settlements in the occupied Syrian Golan Heights. The Syrian official stressed that such aggressive statements and policies could not change the eternal truth of the area. | RELATED: | "The Golan has been and will remain for Syria and sooner or later, it will return to the embrace o…

teleSUR (2021-10-11). Venezuela Condemns Imperialism At Non-Aligned Countries Summit. telesurenglish.net On Monday, Venezuela's Foreign Affairs Minister Felix Plasencia condemned imperialism and colonialism during the opening session of the ministerial summit of the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM), which is taking place in Belgrade, Serbia. | RELATED: | He recalled that Venezuela has always embraced the policy of non-alignment and rejected the logic of imperialism and colonialism. Referring to the creation of the NAM in…

_____ (2021-10-11). Over 70,000 March In Brussels To Demand Green New Deal. popularresistance.org With U.N. climate conference (COP26) set for next month in Glasgow, the estimated 70,000 or more people who took part in the march offered a dramatic show of force for the nation's climate movement. | Zanna Vanrenterghem of Greenpeace Belgium told The Brussels Times on Sunday that her government's climate pledges so far "are not ambitious enough," but that words are no longer enough. "It is one thing to talk about climate," she said, "and another to take concrete action." | Ahead of the march, Vanrenterghem said the message from the Klimaatcoalitie (Climate Coalition), which she co-chairs and that organized the m…

Editor2 (2021-10-11). Proletarian Feminism: Inside a Women's Coffee Co-op (Video). orinocotribune.com Eloisa García and Lea Moncada of the Gloria Quintanilla Women's Cooperative discuss proletarian feminism in Nicaragua. | Formed in 2008, the Cooperative is run by and for Nicaraguan peasant women. Their primary crop is coffee, but they also grow plantains, beans, vegetables, and other staple foods. | They work closely with the Rural Workers' Association (known as the ATC) and the Sandinista Revolution, led by President Daniel Ortega. | They also regularly collaborate with La Vía Campesina, the global movement of international peasants. | The women of the Cooperative have fought for and won land titles in their…

_____ (2021-10-11). Extinction Rebellion activists plan two-week 'October Rebellion' in Vancouver streets. popularresistance.org Climate protesters are planning a series of protests in Vancouver this month that includes occupying major intersections, bridges, and "shutting down" Vancouver International Airport. Environmental activist group Extinction Rebellion Canada said it wants a commitment from the provincial and federal governments to end fossil fuel subsidies before the UN Climate Change Conference (COP 26) in Glasgow, which starts Oct. 31.

teleSUR (2021-10-11). Mexico: Tropical Storm Pamela Could Become a Hurricane. telesurenglish.net Mexico's National Meteorological Service (SMN) reported that tropical storm Pamela broke out on the Pacific coast on Sunday. The storm is expected to produce heavy rains in several States, and there are chances that it could become a hurricane. | RELATED: | "On Sunday at 4: 00 p.m., Central Mexico time, tropical storm Pamela emerged from Tropical Depression 16-E," SMN announced and forecasted that it would become a Category 1 hurricane o…

teleSUR (2021-10-11). XI: The Chinese Way of Fighting Coronavirus for Safety, Growth. telesurenglish.net Once the worst hit by the coronavirus but now one of the very first to have contained the epidemic and restarted the economy, China has had a clear and proven solution for the dilemma. | Under the leadership of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee with Xi Jinping at its core, the country has walked a fine line between virus control and economic reopening, saved lives at all costs, fostered opportunities from the crisis, opened its door wider despite strict COVID-19 containment, and coordinated near-term tasks and long-term goals. | EFFICIENT CONTROL | It took China only six weeks this summer to…

teleSUR (2021-10-11). Italy To Take Measures Against Anti-Vax, Fascist Demonstrations. telesurenglish.net Italy's Prime Minister Mario Draghi will take measures to prevent further violent demonstrations led by Anti-Vax movements and neo-fascist groups. | RELATED: | On Saturday, citizens took to the streets to protest against the COVID-19 vaccination certificate, which will be mandatory to work from Oct. 15. In Rome, for example, some 10,000 people were in protests in which far-right and neo -fascist leaders made their pr…

Scott Ritter (2021-10-11). The US Cannot Defend Taiwan, and China Knows It. globalresearch.ca

Paul Dobson (2021-10-11). Borrell 'Interventionism' Puts EU November Electoral Mission to Venezuela at Risk. venezuelanalysis.com Caracas has demanded an apology from the EU high commissioner after he admitted that Brussels' team will not be impartial.

Rick Rozoff (2021-10-11). 22 Years after Warning Was Sounded, Greater Albania Threat Emerges. globalresearch.ca

ecns.cn (2021-10-11). China issues outline to promote standardized national development. ecns.cn China has issued an outline to promote standardized development at the national level in its pursuit of high-quality development and modernization.

Editor2 (2021-10-11). Lebanon and Syria under Siege. orinocotribune.com By Tim Anderson — Oct 5, 2021 | While the peoples of both countries have common origins, a key problem is, as many politically conscious Lebanese say: in Syria, there is a state, while in Lebanon there is a sectarian cartel of clans ruled by a handful of families. | How is it that, after ten years of war, the streets of Damascus are clean, basic food and services are available while Beirut remains a stinking metropolis of billionaires and beggars? | Separated by colonial design, neighbors Syria and Lebanon have evolved very different characters as nation-states and — more recently — have responde…

teleSUR (2021-10-11). Salvadorans Take Part in 'The Inverse Caravan'. telesurenglish.net On Saturday, the Forever Foundation led an "Inverse Caravan" to ratify the willingness of its participants to stay in this Central American nation. It moved from the country's western border to San Salvador City's downtown. | Related | The march was meant to represent the young Salvadorans who choose to remain in their country despite the difficult situation they are going through. | "This reverse caravan symbolizes the desire…

_____ (2021-10-11). Extinction Rebellion Activists Plan Two-Week 'October Rebellion'. popularresistance.org Climate protesters are planning a series of protests in Vancouver this month that includes occupying major intersections, bridges, and "shutting down" Vancouver International Airport. | Environmental activist group Extinction Rebellion Canada said it wants a commitment from the provincial and federal governments to end fossil fuel subsidies before the UN Climate Change Conference (COP 26) in Glasgow, which starts Oct. 31. | If this demand isn't met, Extinction Rebellion plans to initiate what it is calling the October Rebellion, a two-week campaign of mass civil disobedience in Vancouver starting Oct. 16. | "We a…

Kevin Mwanza (2021-10-11). Long Covid Formally Defined By World Health Organization: 5 Things To Know. moguldom.com The World Health Organization has for the first time published the definition of "long covid" in an effort to demystify and provide clarity on aspects of the pandemic that persist well beyond the initial treatment period. Janet Diaz, head of WHO clinical management, said during a virtual press briefing that the definition was agreed upon after …

The Daily Expose (2021-10-11). Holocaust Survivors Join Lawyers: "Request for Investigation" to the ICC. Charge World Governments with Crimes Against Humanity, Genocide, and Breaches of the Nuremberg Code. globalresearch.ca

teleSUR (2021-10-11). Paraguay: Mayors Of The Largest Cities Are Re-Elected. telesurenglish.net On Sunday, mayors of Paraguay's largest cities were reelected in subnational elections marked by an unusual wave of violence against candidates. | RELATED: | In the capital city, there were seven candidates for mayor and 23 lists of candidates for councilmen. In Asuncion, Oscar Rodriguez won the mayoralty with 47.5 percent of the vote, which allowed the Colored Party to stay in power. | The Liberal Party candidate E…

Dana Sanchez (2021-10-11). Top Economist Blanchflower: Crash In Consumer Expectations Points To U.S. Entering A Recession Right Now. moguldom.com The U.S. economy could be entering a recession again based on consumer expectations indexes and their history with past recessions over the last 40 years or so, even if wage growth and employment suggest differently, according to two academic economists. Based on history, the recent decline in consumer expectations suggests the world's No. 1 economy is already …

_____ (2021-10-11). 'Boycott Tour' Demands Justice And Liberation For Palestine. popularresistance.org On Wednesday, 6 October, activists marched through downtown Vancouver, Canada, as part of the Boycott Tour, drawing attention to the complicity of corporations, universities and government institutions in Canada in the ongoing colonization, occupation and apartheid throughout occupied Palestine. | The march took place as part of Palestine Action Week, five days of collective action in solidarity with Palestinians and their fight for liberation, and against settler-colonialism, apartheid, and imperialist violence. Palestine Action Week was organized by a coalition of Vancouver-area groups, including Palestinian Yo…

Jeremy Loffredo (2021-10-11). Merck's New COVID Drug Is Making News — How Does It Compare to Ivermectin? globalresearch.ca

Staff (2021-10-11). CNE Asks Josep Borrell to Publicly Apologize for Interventionist Statements. orinocotribune.com On Sunday, October 10, the president of the National Electoral Council (CNE), Pedro Calzadilla, on behalf of the people of Venezuela, requested that the high representative of the European Union (EU) for Foreign Affairs publicly apologize for his interventionist statements regarding the European Election Observation Mission, which will participate as international observers in the regional and municipal elections scheduled for November 21. | After the mock election on Sunday, October 10, Calzadilla informed that the European Union has not given any explanation about Borrell's interventionist action, which affects…

Dean Baker (2021-10-11). The Preventable Horrors of the Pandemic and the Short Case for Open Research. cepr.net By Dean Baker and Arjun Jayadev The Covid 19 pandemic is once again at an inflection point— with cases now falling sharply in most of the world. The current pandemic may be coming under control, but after millions of preventable deaths, this is very far from a success story and it is as good …

teleSUR (2021-10-11). US Documents Link the Colombian State With Paramilitaries. telesurenglish.net Spain's outlet El Pais published an article claiming that declassified documents from the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) and the U.S. Department of State (DoE) show the Colombian State and the paramilitary groups maintained a "symbiotic relationship." | Related | This information was revealed in the trial against Carlos Mario Jimenez, a Colombian paramilitary leader, in a Miami federal court on Sept 27, 2021. This…

Prabir Purkayastha (2021-10-11). What Does India Get Out of Being Part of 'The Quad'? towardfreedom.org Australia has joined the U.S. and U.K. games to contain China, leaving India unclear in the Quad and isolated in Asia. Tied to the waning imperial power of the United States, India is gradually losing strategic autonomy.

teleSUR (2021-10-11). Bolivians Rejects The 'Civic Strike' Against President Arce. telesurenglish.net On Monday, daily activities proceed normally in Bolivian cities. The population ignored the call made by opposition organizations to carry out a "Civic Strike" against President Luis Arce. | RELATED: | The Vice Minister of Internal Affairs Nelson Cox informed that there are no blockade points in La Paz and Cochabamba, and the Bolivian Police are guarding the streets to guarantee citizen security. A similar situation exis…

Editor2 (2021-10-11). Palestine Goes International: On Palestinian Achievements in Sports Throughout the Decades. orinocotribune.com By Issam Khalidi — Oct 8, 2021 | Throughout decades, sports were a mirror that reflected Palestinian reality and portrayed it with all its details. The Palestinian struggle has always been multilateral and sport was one of them. Sports developments have been parallel to and overlapping with political developments, and were not isolated from harsh conditions that were afflicting the Palestinian people before and after the Nakba, Catastrophe, of 1948. | Moreover, sport has been structured and employed to help the Palestinian cause, it went hand in hand with the national-liberation movement — represented…

Ann Brown (2021-10-11). Report: Police and DEA Teamed Up For 'Covert Surveillance' Of George Floyd Protests In 50 Cities. moguldom.com The protests that materialized nationwide following the May 2020 police killing of George Floyd were not only attended by people demonstrating against police brutality and racial inequality and also by undercover Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) agents. Following the murder of Floyd by Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin on May 25, 2020, thousands of people took …

teleSUR (2021-10-11). Three Professors Share The 2021 Nobel Prize In Economics. telesurenglish.net On Monday, the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences awarded the Nobel prize in economics to David Card "for his empirical contributions to labor economics," and to Joshua Angrist and Guido Imbens "for their methodological contributions to the analysis of causal relationships." | RELATED: | This year's laureates "provided us with new insights about the labour market and showed conclusions about cause and effect can be…

Richard Gale (2021-10-11). What Is Missing from the Media? Responsible Critical Thinking. globalresearch.ca

_____ (2021-10-11). "Boycott Tour" Demands Justice And Liberation During Vancouver Palestine Action Week. popularresistance.org On Wednesday, 6 October, activists marched through downtown Vancouver, Canada, as part of the Boycott Tour, drawing attention to the complicity of corporations, universities and government institutions in Canada in the ongoing colonization, occupation and apartheid throughout occupied Palestine.

The New Arab (2021-10-11). UK Funding for Land Mine Clearance Scrapped in Lebanon, Iraq and S. Sudan. globalresearch.ca

Staff (2021-10-11). 'Badly Made Fake News': Venezuelan Minister for Defense on Semana Magazine's 'Maduro's Missiles' Piece. orinocotribune.com Venezuelan Minister for Defense Vladimir Padrino López described an article about alleged Venezuelan arms purchases from Iran and Russia, published by Colombia's Semana magazine, as "a mess" and "badly assembled fake news." | On Sunday, October 10, the journalist Madelein García shared a video on Twitter about the statements offered by the senior military commander. She indicated that the "investigation" published on Saturday, October 9, by the Colombian media outlet was full of "lies," and was "a badly made montage." However, she added, "that is not surprising" because "it is a news outlet that belongs to the Co…

Kevin Mwanza (2021-10-11). Inside The Twitter Newsletter Subscription Platform Revue: Is It A Serious Substack Killer? moguldom.com Twitter quietly got into the newsletter subscription business in January, acquiring Dutch startup Revue for an undisclosed amount. An editorial newsletter platform, Revue allows users to publish and monetize email newsletters. Founded about six years ago in Utrecht, Netherlands, Revue has media customers including Vox Media, Chicago Sun-Times and the Markup, and competes with services …

Isheka N. Harrison (2021-10-11). Google Censorship Police Remove R Kelly's YouTube Channels, Cite Policies On Societal Harm. moguldom.com Parent company Google has removed two of R Kelly's YouTube channels for violating its terms of service. R. Kelly TV and R. Kelly Vevo were both taken offline last week after the "Ignition" singer was convicted on all charges of sex trafficking and racketeering. "We can confirm that we have terminated two channels linked to …

Brian Shilhavy (2021-10-11). Freedom Flyers: Airline Industry Workers Fired for Refusing COVID-19 Shot Fight Back. globalresearch.ca

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