Daily Archives: January 1, 2021

2021-01-01: News Headlines

Vijay Prashad (2021-01-01). You Don't Want to Imagine an Ocean Without Coral Reefs, But You Might Have to. counterpunch.org The average temperature in oceans has increased by 0.1 degrees Celsius (32.18 degrees Fahrenheit) in the past century as a result—among other factors—of increased use of fossil fuels. This increase in atmospheric warming, combined with phenomenon such as the 1997-98 and 2010 El Niño, have resulted in catastrophic coral reef degradation. But these earlier episodes do not compare to the impact of the long period of coral reef bleaching from 2014 to 2017; for example, the 1997-98 period saw the death of 16 percent of coral reefs, while the 2014-2017 warming saw 80 percent of the Great Barrier Reef suffer…

Laurel Mellin (2021-01-01). How to outsmart your COVID-19 fears and boost your mood in 2021. salon.com Emotional brain training can help people who get stuck experiencing high stress and negative emotions…

Online News Editor (2021-01-01). US Senate overrides Trump's veto of bill funding the military. laprensalatina.com Washington, Jan 1 (efe-epa).- The Republican-controlled US Senate voted overwhelmingly Friday to override outgoing President Donald Trump's veto of the $741 billion National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA). The House of Representatives, where Democrats are in the majority, overrode the veto on Monday, so the path is now clear for the bill to become law. Though …

David Swanson (2021-01-01). Drone Murder Has Been Normalized. counterpunch.org If I search on Google for the words "drones" and "morality" most of the results are from 2012 through 2016. If I search for "drones" and "ethics" I get a bunch of articles from 2017 to 2020. Reading the various websites confirms the obvious hypothesis that (as a rule, with plenty of exceptions) "morality" is

sputniknews (2021-01-01). Pop Icon Elton John Says Zoom Alcoholics Anonymous Meetings Have Been 'Lifesaver' During Pandemic. sputniknews.com In July 2020, the British-born singer and songwriter, whose past was full of struggles with drugs and alcohol, commemorated the three-decade milestone of his "sobriety birthday", admitting, "If I hadn't finally taken the big step of asking for help 30 years ago, I'd be dead".

F. William Engdahl (2021-01-01). Flying Pigs Saga Continued: WHO admits no Deadly Mutation of the 2009 H1N1 Swine Flu. globalresearch.ca Alleged Mutation of the H1N1 virus, then in 2009 and now in 2020-2021 with the SARS-2-CoV virus. | This article was first published on September 29, 2009. | *** | The World Health Organization, the UN agency (ir-)responsible for declaring a Phase …

Andrea Germanos, staff writer (2021-01-01). Youth Activists Ring In 2021 With Renewed Demand That World 'Wake Up to the Climate Crisis'. commondreams.org "It must be the year we take real action instead of continuing to repeat meaningless words and empty promises." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Vijay Prashad (2021-01-01). You don't want to imagine an ocean without coral reefs — but you might have to. peoplesdispatch.org Coral reefs across the world may disappear by the 2040s, according to a new report. While it's tempting to blame 'humanity' for this crisis, the truth is that it is the social formation called capitalism that is central to global warming…

Staff (2021-01-01). Dr. Paul Farmer: Centuries of Inequality in the U.S. Laid Groundwork for Pandemic Devastation. democracynow.org As the United States sets records for COVID-19 deaths and hospitalizations, we speak with one of the world's leading experts on infectious diseases, Dr. Paul Farmer, who says the devastating death toll in the U.S. reflects decades of underinvestment in public health and centuries of social inequality. "All the social pathologies of our nation come to the fore during epidemics," says Dr. Farmer, a professor of medicine at Harvard University, chair of global health and social medicine at Harvard Medical School and co-founder and chief strategist of Partners in Health.

Staff (2021-01-01). Colonization Fueled Ebola: Dr. Paul Farmer on "Fevers, Feuds & Diamonds" & Lessons from West Africa. democracynow.org We continue our conversation with medical anthropologist Dr. Paul Farmer, whose new book, "Fevers, Feuds, and Diamonds," tells the story of his efforts to fight Ebola in 2014 and how the history of slavery, colonialism and violence in West Africa exacerbated the outbreak. "Care for Ebola is not rocket science," says Dr. Farmer, who notes that doctors know how to treat sick patients. But the public health response was overwhelmingly focused not on care but containment, Dr. Farmer says, which "generated very painful echoes from colonial rule."

Cesar Chelala (2021-01-01). Girls' Education is Another Casualty of the Coronavirus Pandemic. counterpunch.org Girls' education, particularly in developing countries, is being hindered by the coronavirus pandemic. Drawing on lessons from the Ebola outbreak, the Malala Fund (Girl's education and COVID-19) estimates that approximately 20 million more secondary school-aged girls could be out of school after the end of the pandemic, only exacerbating the serious educational inequality between girls

Paul Street (2021-01-01). Petit-Bourgeois "Normalcy" Pining at The New York Times. counterpunch.org Few things nauseate quite so much as "liberal" professional class pining for "normalcy" — a return to the supposedly good way things were — after Trump and COVID-19. Look at last Sunday's New York Times' Sunday Review section. It begins by asking readers what they would give to be standing at a bar in a

teleSUR (2021-01-01). Over 52% of Ecuadoreans Fell Into Poverty in 2020. telesurenglish.net United Nations Children's Fund Office (UNICEF) in Ecuador warned of the increase in poverty indicators as a result of the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, reporting a total of 3.2 million new poor people in 2020. | RELATED: | The UN agency noted that 1.8 million people lived in poverty while extreme poverty conditions reached 1.4 million people. Low-income families with children were impacted the most by the pandemic. | Between Dec.

Karen Conner (2021-01-01). Surprise Medical Billing Legislation is Good News for Patients, CEPR Co-Director Says. cepr.net Washington DC — In response to Surprise Medical Billing legislation inserted into the omnibus spending and COVID relief bill introduced December 21st (passing on December 22nd), CEPR Co-Director Eileen Appelbaum issued the following statement: "We commend Congressional leaders for passing a spending and relief package that includes legislation to end surprise medical billing. That is …

Ramzy Baroud (2021-01-01). The US Money Tree: The Untold Story of American Aid to Israel. counterpunch.org On December 21, the United States Congress passed the COVID-19 Relief Package, as part of a larger $2.3 trillion bill meant to cover spending for the rest of the fiscal year. As usual, US representatives allocated a massive sum of money for Israel. While unemployment, thus poverty, in the US is skyrocketing as a result

Karen Conner (2021-01-01). Here's What You Helped CEPR Accomplish in 2020. Where Do You Want To Go In 2021? cepr.net What we accomplished in 2020, and why we need your support heading into 2021.. CEPR News for December 23, 2020 Subscribe to the CEPR News by signing up here. As 2020 Draws to a Close, Let's Review What We Accomplished This Year CEPR sprang into action this year to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic, beginning …

Tony Murphy (2021-01-01). Capitalism's COVID relief shell game. workers.org

Staff (2021-01-01). US Barely Kept Track of the Nearly 3,000 Health Care Workers That Died in 2020. truthout.org This story also ran on More than 2,900 U.S. health care workers have died in the COVID-19 pandemic since March, a far higher number than that reported by the government, according to a new anal…

Staff (2021-01-01). People's Vaccine: Calls Grow for Equal Access to Coronavirus Vaccine as Rich Countries Hoard Supply. democracynow.org While the United States, Britain and other wealthy countries race to vaccinate their populations against the coronavirus, a new report finds that as much as 90% of the population in dozens of poorer countries could be forced to wait until at least 2022 because wealthy countries are hoarding so much of the vaccine supply. A growing movement is calling for the development of a people's vaccine and the suspension of intellectual property rights to expand access. We speak with Dr. Mohga Kamal-Yanni, a policy adviser to the People's Vaccine Alliance, and Achal Prabhala, a public health advocate and coordinator of the…

sputniknews (2021-01-01). Wisconsin Pharmacist Jailed After Purposely Spoiling Hundreds of COVID-19 Vaccine Doses. sputniknews.com In mid-December 2020, Americans began receiving vaccines against COVID-19, after the country's Food and Drug Administration (FDA) authorized two jabs — the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine, developed in cooperation between the US-based Pfizer and the German-based BioNTech SE companies, and a second vaccine from US-based Moderna.

Prof Michel Chossudovsky (2021-01-01). Canada: The Killer H1N1 Vaccine. globalresearch.ca Of relevance to the current debate on the Covid19 vaccine, this article on the H1N1 vaccine was first published on November 20, 2009. | In 2009, the Canadian media provided us with detailed coverage on the adverse health impacts of the …

Dr. Gary G. Kohls (2021-01-01). Chronic Fatigue Syndromes and the Gardasil Scandal: POTS and the Dangers of Aluminum-Adjuvanted Vaccines. globalresearch.ca Of relevance to the ongoing debate on the Covid vaccine, this incisive article by Dr. Gary Kohls was first published by Global Research on May 3, 2017. | *** | "The full extent of the Gardasil scandal needs to be assessed: …

Prof Michel Chossudovsky (2021-01-01). Canada: The 2009 Killer H1N1 Vaccine. globalresearch.ca Of relevance to the current debate on the Covid19 vaccine, this article on the H1N1 vaccine was first published on November 20, 2009. | In 2009, the Canadian media provided us with detailed coverage on the adverse health impacts of the …

teleSUR (2021-01-01). 1.8 Mln Doses of Sinovac COVID-19 Vaccine Arrive in Indonesia. telesurenglish.net A total of 1.8 million doses of the COVID-19 vaccine made by the Chinese biopharmaceutical company Sinovac Biotech on Thursday arrived in Indonesia. | RELATED: | Foreign Affairs Minister Retno Marsudi said this is the second batch of the Sinovac vaccine delivery for Indonesia, and that the first batch of 1.2 million doses arrived on Dec. 6. | "With this arrival, it means that there are already 3 million doses of Sinovac vaccin…

RT (2021-01-01). Hundreds of Israelis get infected with Covid-19 after receiving Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine — reports. rt.com With the vaccine not providing immediate immunity to the coronavirus, over two hundred Israeli citizens have been diagnosed with the disease days after getting the Pfizer/BioNTech jabs, local media reported. | The number of those who got Covid-19 despite being vaccinated was at around 240 people, according to data from Channel 13 News. | The Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine, which the Israeli health authorities rely on, doesn't contain the coronavirus and can't infect the recipient. But time is needed for the genetic code in the drug to train the immune system to recognize and attack the disease. | The course of the US…

Online News Editor (2021-01-01). US senator from Georgia enters 14-day quarantine before key runoff race. laprensalatina.com Washington, Dec 31 (efe-epa).- Republican Senator from Georgia David Perdue on Thursday began a 14-day quarantine after having contact with someone who had tested positive for Covid-19, a situation that complicates his party's campaign to retain his Senate seat five days before key runoff elections in his state. Perdue is one of two GOP senators …

Online News Editor (2021-01-01). 'We have the right to enjoy ourselves': Wuhan celebrates end of 2020. laprensalatina.com Jesus Centeno Wuhan, China, Jan 1 (efe-epa).- A couple walked along a crowded pedestrian street and could not believe their eyes: Wuhan, the city where Covid-19 began to spread and the one that experienced the first lockdown, was celebrating en masse the arrival of the new year, almost as if nothing had happened. From early …

Online News Editor (2021-01-01). Peruvians look to dispel negative energy of pandemic-plagued 2020. laprensalatina.com By Carla Samon Ros Lima, Dec 31 (efe-epa).- Hoping to leave behind the evils of 2020 and the Covid-19 pandemic that has claimed nearly 38,000 lives, Peruvians faithful to the ways of their indigenous ancesters are flocking to this capital's Wishes Fair to cleanse their auras and petition the gods for good fortune in 2021. …

Online News Editor (2021-01-01). Pandemic casts pall over New Year's in Brazil. laprensalatina.com Rio de Janeiro, Jan 1 (efe-epa).- Brazilians welcomed 2021 on Friday without the typical raucous celebrations, ruled out by authorities as Covid-19 deaths continue to mount at a rate of more a thousand a day. Rio de Janeiro scrapped the world-renowned seaborne fireworks extravaganza that in previous years drew more than 2 million people to …

Online News Editor (2021-01-01). US ends 2020 with record hospitalizations, black Covid forecasts. laprensalatina.com By Lucia Leal Washington, Dec 31 (efe-epa).- The United States on Thursday closes out 2020 with a record number of people hospitalized for Covid-19 and with discouraging forecasts for the first months of 2021 after the arrival of the mutated and much more infectious British strain of the coronavirus and the slowness of the vaccination …

Online News Editor (2021-01-01). Migrant workers, the weak link in Southeast Asia's pandemic response. laprensalatina.com Gaspar Ruiz-Canela Bangkok, Jan 1 (efe-epa).- Pyaw Sone brought in the new year confined to a dormitory — fenced off with barbed wire — along with 4,000 other mostly migrant workers, amidst the largest Covid-19 outbreak in Thailand since the start of the pandemic. Migrant workers have been particularly affected by outbreaks in Southeast Asian …

Online News Editor (2021-01-01). Muted New Year's celebrations bid farewell to 2020. laprensalatina.com Madrid Desk, Jan 1 (EPA-EFE).- The coronavirus pandemic has forced traditional New Year's Eve celebrations to be cancelled as millions of people around the world said goodbye to 2020 from behind closed doors, away from large crowds. With most of the world's population under some form of restrictions to fight Covid-19, including lockdowns and bans …

_____ (2021-01-01). "Those Of Us Who Don't Die Are Going To Quit" popularresistance.org Nurse Kristen Cline was working a 12-hour shift in October at the Royal C. Johnson Veterans Memorial Hospital in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, when a code blue rang through the halls. A patient in an isolation room was dying of a coronavirus that had raged for eight months across the country before it made the state the brightest red dot in a nation of hot spots. | Cline knew she needed to protect herself before entering the room, where a second COVID-19 patient was trembling under the covers, sobbing. She reached for the crinkled and dirty N95 mask she had reused for days. | In her post-death report, Cline describe…

_____ (2021-01-01). Prisons And Jails Are COVID-19 Super-Spreaders. popularresistance.org One in five prisoners in the U.S. has been reported to have had COVID-19. That's 20% of people behind bars. And that is likely a "vast undercount," according to Homer Venters, the former chief medical officer at New York's Rikers Island jail complex. | If compassion for prisoners does not move policy makers or the general public, then eyes should turn to a pair of recent studies, one by the Prison Policy Initiative and the other by the Marshall Project, focused on prisons and jails in the U.S. According to data in these two reports: | Prisons and jails are "super-spreaders" of the virus, not only among prisoners,…

_____ (2021-01-01). Equity Is More Than Words. popularresistance.org On behalf of Physician Women SOAR, an antiracist physician group, we wish to respond to the Indiana University Health (IU Health) statement regarding the medical treatment provided to the late Dr. Susan Moore, a Black physician who was admitted to IU Health in early December for COVID-19. | Twelve hours after she was discharged from IU Health, Dr. Moore was readmitted to another hospital in respiratory failure, where she was quickly transferred to the ICU. Dr. Moore remained in critical condition for over two more weeks and died on December 20th. While admitted to IU Health, Dr. Moore was treated so poorly that s…

Mehr News Agency (2021-01-01). 114 deaths, 6,286 infections in past 24h: Health Ministry. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jan. 01 (MNA) —Spokesperson for Ministry of Health and Medical Education Sima Lari said on Fri. that in the past 24 hours, 114 patients have lost their lives to Covid-19, while 6,286 new coronavirus cases have been detected in the nationwide.

teleSUR (2021-01-01). Venezuela Announces Return of 7+7 Quarantine. telesurenglish.net Venezuelans are resuming, as of this Monday, the conscious and voluntary quarantine under the 7+7 scheme, according to an announcement from today by Vice President Delcy Rodriguez. | RELATED: | A total of 437 new cases of COVID-19, all of which were community transmitted, were detected in the last 24 hours of 2020 by Venezuelan health authorities, bringing the total number of infections to 113,558, while the rate…

Brian Cloughley (2021-01-01). Covid, Brexit and Dreadnought : the UK Slides Into Economic And Social Turmoil. counterpunch.org Covid-19 is familiar to us as the virus causing a worldwide pandemic that has killed millions. Brexit is withdrawal of the United Kingdom from the European Union, which, although calamitous for Britain, is not a matter for wide international concern. And thirdly, as the excellent researchers of the House of Commons note, "the Dreadnought program is about the design,

Chloe Brimicombe, Elliott Sainsbury (2021-01-01). Overshadowed by COVID: The Deadly Extreme Weather of 2020. commondreams.org 2020 was alarming, unforgettable and traumatic—and not only because of COVID-19. Lethal natural hazards are increasing in frequency under our changing climate, and 2020 is a testament to that. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

RT (2021-01-01). Norway to lift UK travel ban but will keep special quarantine & testing rules amid concerns over new Covid-19 strain. rt.com Norway has announced it will end travel restrictions placed on the UK aimed at stopping the spread of a coronavirus mutation. It said that special rules pertaining to travelers from the country will remain in place, however. | The Norweigan government

RT (2021-01-01). Portugal promises 'fair, green & digital' Covid recovery for EU as it assumes European Council presidency. rt.com Portugal has taken the reins of the European Council, vowing in its role as president of the group to implement a sustainable economic recovery for the bloc and act as a fair negotiator between the UK and the EU. | Lisbon was handed the rotating presidency by Germany, and will lead the council until June. The leadership role, which is responsible for heading the Council of Ministers, changes hands between EU member states every six months. Portugal's term officially began on January 1, 2021. | A website dedicated to Portugal's new role explained that the country was committed to pursuing "a fair, green and dig…

RT (2021-01-01). WATCH Piers Corbyn FIRE-BREATHING as he stages anti-lockdown 'party' in London. rt.com Piers Corbyn, a prominent anti-lockdown activist and brother of Labour's ex-leader, has violated anti-coronavirus measures again and taken part in a restriction-defying party in London, announcing his bid for the city's mayor. | Multiple gatherings in violation of the UK's strict anti-coronavirus rules took place across the English capital overnight. While some were merely New Year celebrations, other 'parties' carried quite a political charge as well. | A massive gathering, dubbed the NYE Party of Parties, was staged by Piers Corbyn along the South Bank. The event attracted over 1,000 people, united in defyin…

MEE staff (2021-01-01). 'Think of the children': Pope Francis shares worries for Yemen in New Year message. middleeasteye.net 'Think of the children': Pope Francis shares worries for Yemen in New Year message | Catholic pope says six-year conflict, which shows no signs of easing, has 'numerous innocent victims' | Fri, 01/01/2021 – 20: 15 | Pope's blessing was moved indoors to limit spread of Covid-19 (AFP) | Pope Francis delivered an appeal for world peace on Friday and highlighed his worries about Yemen, a country that has been plag…

Ramzy Baroud (2021-01-01). The US Money Tree: The Untold Story of American Aid to Israel. zcomm.org Expecting the US to play a constructive role in achieving a just peace in Palestine does not only reflect indefensible naivety but willful ignorance as well…

Alan MacLeod (2021-01-01). Fingers point to U.S.-backed Gov't in Colombia's ninetieth massacre of the Year. mronline.org "The Trump administration waged a full scale campaign to undermine Colombia's peace accords. We must not waste our time hoping the Biden administration might reverse course, we must demand it." — James Jordan, Alliance for Global Justice…

teleSUR, CE (2021-01-01). Colombia Ends the Year 2020 with 91st Massacre. telesurenglish.net Seven people were killed and one person was injured in the Colombian city of Buenaventura, the Valle del Cauca department, on the night of the 30th/morning of the 31st of December, in the 91st massacre of the year 2020. | RELATED: | According to authorities, this was a case of settling of accounts by criminal gangs that are disputing the territory. The mayor of Buenaventura, Mauricio Aguirre Obando, stated that…

Editor (2021-01-01). Best of 'Scheer Intelligence' 2020: Chomsky, Abdullah, Prins, and More. scheerpost.com Throughout the coronavirus pandemic, Black Lives Matter protests, and the 2020 general election, Robert Scheer and the "Scheer Intelligence" team made sure to bring you progressive perspectives from a wide range of distinguished voices including Noam Chomsky, Melina Abdullah, Nomi Prins, Oliver Stone, and many more, to grapple with a crisis-ridden year and offer hopeful …

Jeffrey St. Clair (2021-01-01). Roaming Charges: It is What It is, But is That All There is? counterpunch.org In order to understand the sometimes perplexing nuances of the US political economy, you first have to realize that the people who manage it believe as an article of faith that the poor have too much money and the rich not enough.

sputniknews (2021-01-01). From Largest Communal Dispute to an End to Colonial Baggage: Top 10 India Events in 2020. sputniknews.com From a pandemic-induced migration crisis to a Supreme Court judgement in favour of Ram Mandir, 2020 has been an eventful year for India. Here is a recap of 10 major developments in the nation that have made the boldest headlines.

teleSUR (2021-01-01). Venezuela: Opposition-Controlled Parliament To Fade Next Week. telesurenglish.net Venezuela's new Parliament will elect its Board of Directors on January 5, thus renewing the Legislative branch that has promoted foreign aggression and economic sanctions against the country over the last five years. | RELATED: | Since its installation in Jan. 2016, the outgoing opposition-controlled National Assembly advanced an agenda aimed at delegitimizing President Nicolas Maduro's administration and supporting for…

Eds. (2021-01-01). Five radical films to watch this holiday. mronline.org In this powerful new documentary, filmmaker James Erskine utilises journalist Linda Lipnack Kuehl's interviews with Billie Holiday's associates to illustrate how the singer overcame adversity to become one of the greatest artists in American music.

Ron Jacobs (2021-01-01). Facebook and the Street. counterpunch.org Ever since I signed onto Facebook twelve years ago, I've learned some interesting things about music, art, and sport. I've also engaged in intelligent and informative conversations with people about politics and the aforementioned topics. My original reason for signing up had to do with being able to see photos posted by family and friends.

Patrick Bond (2021-01-01). As South African Climate Justice Veterans Fall, Consciousness Begins Reviving, From Below and Across. counterpunch.org As South African climate justice veterans fall, consciousness begins reviving, from below and across Deaths of four frontline KwaZulu-Natal activists — and latest Durban oil refinery explosion — define 2021 battlegrounds On three days last week — December 23-25 — South Africa's east coast province of KwaZulu-Natal (KZN) lost three of its clearest voices for

Peter Coyote — Terry Bisson (2021-01-01). The Grinnell 14 Go to Washington. counterpunch.org It was autumn in Iowa, it was 1961. It was fifty years ago. The sanitized 1950s, its Men in Grey Flannel Suits, and the Military-Industrial complex President Eisenhower warned about, were the dominant voices. Bob Dylan had just released his first record, and the folk music movement was emerging, but the old order maintained cultural

Desiree Hellegers (2021-01-01). Victor Jara's Hands: An Anti-Fascist Memoir-festo and Brief Personal History of Neoliberalism. counterpunch.org You can easily carbon date your friends on Facebook based on where they were during any major milestone in U.S. history. As a university professor teaching now for decades at what we euphemistically call a "land grant" university, many of my students these days were born after 9-11—into the U.S.'s seemingly endless "War on Terror." It's a war that some of their family members died in, but one that few of them seem to know much about.

Andrew Levine (2021-01-01). Donald the Culpable. counterpunch.org To the best of my knowledge, Donald Trump has never actually shot anybody on Fifth Avenue, not yet anyway, though the thought of acting out that famous boast of his must surely have crossed his mind. The man is amoral and sadistic, and always looking for ways to show off what he can get away

Eds. (2021-01-01). Don't You Mess With Cuba — video. mronline.org World Premiere!!!..üòâüòâüòâ…subtitled version of the video clip "Don't You Mess With Cuba"

Jenn Beverly (2021-01-01). City of Denver 2021 budget cuts pay for workers, gives future raises to Denver Police. liberationnews.org It's staggering to know that even the worst economic crisis since the Great Depression won't stop the City of Denver from spending millions on cops.

Joseph Natoli (2021-01-01). Right Now: The New Year. counterpunch.org "[S]ocial media had provided a breeding ground for fanaticism, authoritarianism, and nihilism. It had also proved to be easily manipulated, not least by foreign agents." — Jill LePore, These Truths President-elect Biden may succeed in forming an administration that represents differences of race, ethnicity, religion, sex, and gender identity but the disruptive differences regarding truth, reality,

Scott Ferguson (2021-01-01). Money as a Constitutional Project with Christine Desan. mronline.org In this episode we are joined by Christine Desan, Leo Goettlieb professor of law at Harvard Law School to discuss her excellent book, Making Money: Coin, Currency, and the Coming of Capitalism.

Alicia Jrapko and Bill Hackwell (2021-01-01). In the Fabric of the Cuban Revolution. dissidentvoice.org Image from the Plaza of the Revolution by Bill Hackwell Time is starting to distance itself from that dramatic moment, 6 years ago today, when the final 3 members of the Cuban Five were freed from the prisons of the Empire after 16 years. Never the less, because of a healthy distrust of the US …

Devin C (2021-01-01). Alabama prisons: ON STRIKE! workers.org Occupied Muscogee Creek/Cherokee/Yuchi/Choctaw/Shawnee/Chickasaw land As of Jan. 1, 2021, incarcerated workers in Alabama's odious prison system are on strike! Led by the Free Alabama Movement, incarcerated workers throughout the state of Alabama have put down their work tools and refused to go to work from now until Jan. 31. The . . . |

Fairness & Accuracy In Reporting (2021-01-01). Best of CounterSpin 2020. fair.org (photo: Daniel Arauz/Wikimedia) | As we start a new year, longtime CounterSpin listeners will know, we revisit a few of our weekly looks behind the headlines. We call it "the best of," but it's just a reflection of the sorts of conversations we hope have offered some voice or context or information that you might not have heard elsewhere, or that might help you assess the news you are hearing. We're thankful to all of the activists, researchers, reporters and advocates who appear on the show to help us understand the world and how we can change it.

Nancy Krieger (2021-01-01). Queen of the Bolsheviks. mronline.org Now forgotten, Dr. Marie Equi (1872—1952) was a physician for working-class women and children, a lesbian, and a dynamic and flamboyant political activist. She was a "firebrand in the causes of suffrage, labor and peace, in Portland in the 'teens, '20s, and '30s." A reformer turned revolutionary, Equi earned the nickname "Queen of the Bolsheviks," …

Gloria La Riva (2021-01-01). Cuba welcomes 2021 in victory, introduces new monetary policy. liberationnews.org Today, January 1, the 62nd anniversary of Cuba's revolutionary victory, the government is implementing a sweeping economic policy with reorganization of the monetary system to promote more efficiency and greater production.

Erik Molvar (2021-01-01). The Times Call for a Bold Conservation Agenda, Will Biden Seize the Moment? counterpunch.org For four long years, Donald Trump and his industry cronies have waged war on lands, wildlife, climate, and science itself. They leave behind a legacy of shattered agencies, broken regulations, and demoralized public servants. At the same time, America's awareness of environmental justice disparities — and the moral imperative to alleviate the burdens of pollution

Eve Ottenberg (2021-01-01). The Aftermath of the George Floyd Rebellion. counterpunch.org The media may not cover them much anymore, but Black Lives Matter protests have not died out completely. At their height, last summer, multiple cities convulsed in protest simultaneously. Smaller gatherings still trickle into public parks in cities like Washington, D.C., they have not stopped totally; nor, at all, have the police killings that prompted

Charlotte Dennett (2021-01-01). The Georgia Fraud Story You Haven't Heard: Sec of State Raffensperger Speaks With a Forked Tongue. counterpunch.org In recent weeks, the news filling American living rooms is that Georgia's Republican Secretary of State, Brad Raffensperger, bravely stood up to President Trump's claim of voter fraud in the November 2020 elections and continues to do so now that Georgians are heading to the polls next week to decide a crucial runoff election that

Eds. (2021-01-01). These indigenous women are leading a land struggle against the wealthiest people in the U.S. mronline.org While the United States shudders in the shambles of another election year, whether from a collective sigh of relief or fear of what's to come, a different system of governance blooms in a swath of woodlands jutting into the Atlantic Ocean.

Patrick Bond (2021-01-01). As South African climate justice veterans fall, consciousness begins reviving, from below and across. mronline.org On three days last week—December 23-25—South Africa's east coast province of KwaZulu-Natal (KZN) lost three of its clearest voices for social justice and environmental sanity: rural women's leader Sizani Ngubane (74), trade unionist Patrick Mkhize (60) and progressive activist Faith ka-Manzi (52).

RT (2021-01-01). Welcome to the Vaccine Canteen: Brewing company tempts hipsters in for vaccinations with free beer. rt.com Pubs across the UK may be shuttered, but one brewer wants to convert its bars into vaccination centers, rewarding customers with a free beer for taking the jab. | Scottish beer manufacturer BrewDog is no stranger to taking up fashionable causes. In 2015 it

Anand Naidoo (2021-01-01). The Heat: President Xi Jinping's New Year Address. america.cgtn.com China celebrates the New Year. And President Xi Jinping delivers a major address to the nation.

MEE and agencies (2021-01-01). Sudan declares full control of border territory settled by Ethiopians. middleeasteye.net Sudan declares full control of border territory settled by Ethiopians | After weeks of clashes, Sudan says it now controls all its territory in the al-Fashqa area settled by Ethiopian farmers | Fri, 01/01/2021 – 10: 45 | Sudan's General Abdelfattah al-Burhan said his troops had not left the country's territory and that Khartoum was looking to solve the issue of trespassing farmers through…

RT (2021-01-01). 'Keep the light on' Sturgeon tells EU, suggesting Scotland might SECEDE from post-Brexit UK 'soon'. rt.com Within minutes of Brexit taking effect, Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon tweeted a message to Brussels that Scotland might be rejoining the EU "soon," following up on a recent demand for another independence referendum. | "Scotland will be back soon, Europe. Keep the light on," Sturgeon said as clocks struck midnight in Brussels and the UK's exit from the European Union became official on Friday. | | Scotland will be back soon, Europe. Keep the light on üè¥Û ÅßÛ Å¢&Uci…

RT (2021-01-01). Crimean senator tells Zelensky – return Ukraine to Moscow Time to recall days before it became 'Europe's most backward country'. rt.com As the last few hours of 2020 ticked away, Ukraine's president urged Crimeans to "turn back the clock" and return to rule by Kiev. But one local leader says the troubled country would be better off adopting Russian time instead. | In his address to citizens in the Eastern European country on Thursday, Volodymyr Zelensky bemoaned the fact that those living in the disputed Crimea and Donbass regions would be celebrating the new year an hour earlier than Kiev. | Breaking into Russian, the dominant language of the breakaway former territories, he acknowledged that "Donetsk, Lugansk and Crimea now live in every sen…

MEE and agencies (2021-01-01). UN calls for international monitors to oversee Libya ceasefire. middleeasteye.net UN calls for international monitors to oversee Libya ceasefire | Antonio Guterres called for the African Union, European Union and Arab League to contribute civilians and retired soldiers | Fri, 01/01/2021 – 17: 01 | Antonio Guterres called on all nations to respect the UN arms embargo on Libya (Reuters) | The United Nations is calling for international monitors to support a fragile ceasef…

MEE and agencies (2021-01-01). UN calls for international monitors to oversee Libya ceasefire. middleeasteye.net UN calls for international monitors to oversee Libya ceasefire | Antonio Guterres asks African Union, European Union and Arab League to contribute civilians and retired soldiers | Fri, 01/01/2021 – 17: 01 | Guterres calls on all nations to respect UN arms embargo on Libya (Reuters) | The United Nations called for international monitors to support a fragile ceasefire in Libya, in the hope t…

RT (2021-01-01). It can't get any worse! Russians say 2021 will be a better year in new poll, although one in four anxious about future. rt.com Pandemics, wars and rampaging wildfires. The news from 2020 read more like a script for a Hollywood disaster film. But, now it's over, the majority of Russians think that things can only get better, according to a new poll. | A study of more than 1,600 people in the world's largest country However, one in four of those surveyed said they were looking to the new year with a…

RT (2021-01-01). Russia's Asian path may benefit stability in Europe by forcing declining EU to deal with Moscow as it is not as it wants it to be. rt.com After the fall of communism, the NATO powers expected Russia to fall into line and Westernize, but without the prospect of Western integration. But that plan has blown up in their faces. | It has pushed Moscow towards Asia, just as the global balance of power flipped. The historical shift of economic power from the West to the East is a catalyst for a revolutionary change in EU-Russian relations. While Asia continues its rise, economic stagnation and relative decline has seemingly destined Europe to growing irrelevance in the world. | For the first time in its history, Russia does not need to look towards Euro…

RT (2021-01-01). Pentagon sends aircraft carrier USS Nimitz home from Middle East as anniversary of Soleimani killing looms. rt.com The USS Nimitz, the US Navy's only aircraft carrier currently deployed near the Persian Gulf, has been sent home just a day after two B-52 bombers were sent to the area — despite supposed 'chatter' about a coming Iranian attack. | Acting Defense Secretary Chris Miller announced the Nimitz would be heading back to its home port of Bremerton, Washington on Thursday, avoiding so much as a mention of Iran in his remarks — even as Washington and Tehran have traded threats and barbs for weeks ahead of the anniversary of Quds Force Major General Qassem Soleimani's killing by US airstrike. | Also on rt.com

RT (2021-01-01). Independent Britain's first day: Channel traffic smooth on French & UK sides as new post-Brexit era begins. rt.com Despite fears of a transport collapse, freight traffic across the Channel continued without major hold-ups and complications in the first hours of Friday after the UK officially quit the EU customs union. | Hundreds of lorries have already travelled between France and Britain in both directions through the Channel Tunnel, while dozens more have been transported by ferries. | "The traffic was strong enough for an exceptional and historic night," a spokesman for Getlink, the Channel Tunnel's operator, told AFP, adding that "everything went well." | Due to Britain no longer being part of the EU customs union, the…

RT (2021-01-01). Multiple Bundeswehr vehicles 'extensively damaged' during suspected arson attack in Leipzig. rt.com Several off-road military vehicles caught fire overnight in German city of Leipzig. The cars have sustained heavy damage, according to local police, who suspect a deliberate arson attack caused the blaze. | Some ten Mercedes-Benz G-class vehicles, parked at a local car dealership in Leipzig, were engulfed in flames during New Year's night. | While the blaze was promptly put out, at least seven of them were "extensively damaged," local police have said. According to preliminary findings, the fire was likely caused by a deliberate arson attack. So far, no suspects have been apprehended. | | © Global Look…

Sheren Khalel (2021-01-01). Israeli forces shoot Palestinian in neck as they attempt to confiscate generator. middleeasteye.net Israeli forces shoot Palestinian in neck as they attempt to confiscate generator | Harun Abu Aram, 24, is hospitalised in critical condition after being shot while trying to stop Israeli forces from seizing electric generator | Fri, 01/01/2021 – 19: 26 | Harun Abu Aram is hospitalised and in critical condition (Screenshot) | Israeli forces shot a 24-year-old Palestinian man in the neck on Friday as…

MEE staff (2021-01-01). Qatar tells UN Security Council of repeated Bahraini violations of its territory. middleeasteye.net Qatar tells UN Security Council of repeated Bahraini violations of its territory | Move is the second time in less than a week that Doha has informed the UN about such allegations against Manama | Fri, 01/01/2021 – 12: 31 | Alya bint Ahmed Al Thani, the Qatari permanent representative to the UN, called on top UN officials to put an end 'to the tendentious Bahraini violations' (Social media) | Qatar's Foreign M…

Olivia Lazard (2021-01-01). The power of soil: How our precarious climate shaped the Arab Spring. middleeasteye.net The power of soil: How our precarious climate shaped the Arab Spring | Fri, 01/01/2021 – 18: 40 | The history of the Middle East, and the recent teachings of the 2010-11 uprisings, highlight an important lesson: Ignore ecological integrity at your peril | In 149 BC, Marcus Porcius Cato – a politician, soldier and citizen dedicated to the study of agriculture – saw a major goal realised when Rome

Binoy Kampmark (2021-01-01). The Julian Assange Pardon Drive. counterpunch.org The odds are stacked against Julian Assange, the WikiLeaks publisher who faces the grimmest of prospects come January 4. On that day, the unsympathetic judicial head of District Judge Vanessa Baraitser will reveal her decision on the Old Bailey proceedings that took place between September and October this year. Despite Assange's team being able to

_____ (2021-01-01). What We Learned In Julian Assange's Extradition Hearing. popularresistance.org The prosecution of WikiLeaks publisher Julian Assange would be a landmark test of the First Amendment right to publish if he were brought to trial in the United States, as press freedom groups, constitutional lawyers, and newsrooms across the board have sounded the alarm about the ways in which the U.S. indictment intends to silence investigative journalism around the world. | But Assange would first have to be extradited from the United Kingdom, where he has been imprisoned in HMP Belmarsh for over a year and a half. At Assange's extradition hearing in London, comprising one week of oral arguments in February an…

Sam Bahour (2021-01-01). Jews of the World, Disunite…in Israel! counterpunch.org Stop loving Israel to death. If you are Jewish and living outside of Israel, what are you waiting for? Israel awaits you. What's taking you so long? Uncle Bibi wants YOU! As a Palestinian living in Palestine, I anxiously await your arrival. I have spoken directly to thousands of you over decades about Israel and

teleSUR (2021-01-01). New Yorkers Celebrate 2021 Virtually Amid Raging Pandemic. telesurenglish.net New Yorkers stuck to the century-old tradition of celebrating New Year in Times Square on Thursday with a live performance but no massive live audience. | RELATED: | Most revelers who would have flocked to Times Square joined people from other places to virtually celebrate the advent of New Year 2021. Viewers were enabled to enjoy a commercial-free webcast coverage of the celebrations via mobile streaming or on so…

Staff (2021-01-01). 2020's Legislative Attacks on Gig Workers Will Change Labor Forever. truthout.org In 2020, we saw perhaps the largest protest movement in U.S. history, a presidential election whose outcome could have changed the nature of U.S. democracy, a global pandemic that has killed hundreds of thousands and has completely transformed everyday life, and a recession that has left millions unemployed. | Buried in all of these momentous events, something happened which could take labor laws in the United States down a dangerous road. California's Proposition 22 was the most expensive ballot initi…

Online News Editor (2021-01-01). Ford, Mahindra cancel joint venture plan citing pandemic. laprensalatina.com Washington, Dec 31 (efe-epa).- Ford Motor and Indian automaker Mahindra on Thursday said they had canceled joint venture plans to co-develop vehicles, citing economic conditions caused in part by the coronavirus pandemic. According to the companies, the decision "was driven by fundamental changes in global economic and business conditions — caused, in part, by the …

Online News Editor (2021-01-01). Times Square deserted as New York welcomes 2021 amid pandemic. laprensalatina.com New York, Jan 1 (efe-epa).- Breaking almost a century-old tradition of raucous celebrations, New York welcomed New Year at midnight on Thursday with the Times Square practically deserted. There were a handful of essential workers and the police officers deployed in the area, who were the only ones to witness the dropping of the iconic …

_____ (2021-01-01). Biden Predicts Surge In Deaths. popularresistance.org On Tuesday, Democratic President-elect Joe Biden gave what was billed as a "major speech" on the coronavirus pandemic. He spoke following a meeting with his coronavirus advisory panel. | In perfunctory remarks that lasted barely 15 minutes, Biden provided a grim description of the mass death already occurring and predicted that things would get only worse in the coming months. "We will lose tens of thousands more lives in the months to come," he said. "Hospitals are being stretched beyond capacity. That is data before the impact of cases coming from the holidays and this coming holiday of New Year's Eve. | "We ha…

J. David McSwane (2021-01-01). "Those of Us Who Don't Die Are Going to Quit" zcomm.org Almost a year into the pandemic, supply shortages remain so severe that nurse Kristen Cline reuses her N95 for several shifts while her hospital buckles, patients suffer and folks nearby socialize maskless as if the pandemic were already over…

Ted Glick (2021-01-01). Thinking Beyond the Pandemic. zcomm.org Let's make a commitment on this new year's day that we will do all we can in the coming weeks and months to come out of this pandemic clearly pointed down this hopeful road…

J. David McSwane (2021-01-01). "Those of Us Who Don't Die Are Going to Quit": A Crush of Patients, Dwindling Supplies and the Nurse Who Lost Hope. commondreams.org Almost a year into the pandemic, supply shortages remain so severe that nurse Kristen Cline reuses her N95 for several shifts while her hospital buckles, patients suffer and folks nearby socialize maskless as if the pandemic were already over. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Brett Wilkins (2021-01-01). National park ranger condemned for attacking unarmed Indigenous man on sacred Native land. nationofchange.org "Public lands are stolen lands," asserted Red Nation. "Indigenous people have the right to practice their culture and spiritual ways on Indigenous land without fear of repression, discrimination, or violence."

Liz Kimbrough (2021-01-01). Top Positive Environmental Stories From 2020. commondreams.org This year, species were brought back from the edge of extinction, interest in renewable energy surged, environmental monitoring technology improved, new protected areas were created, and a few Indigenous women leaders got some long-overdue credit and recognition. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Andrew Emett (2021-01-01). Joliet sergeant indicted after releasing video of alleged police misconduct. nationofchange.org "You arrest the sergeant for doing the right thing, but you don't arrest the officers for doing the wrong thing."

Richard C. Gross (2021-01-01). The Chaotic Life of Donald Trump. counterpunch.org A woman recently wrote a letter to my city's newspaper lamenting witnessing a driver reaching out his window to give money to a lawful panhandler on a street corner. As the panhandler went for it, the driver snatched it away and drove off. That's a basic Donald Trump move. The difference between him and that

teleSUR (2021-01-01). Russia: Putin Voices Confidence in Overcoming 2020 Challenges. telesurenglish.net Russia's President Vladimir Putin delivered his annual New Year speech on Thursday, during which he expressed the belief that his nation will be able to overcome existing challenges and restore normalcy. | RELATED: | "I am convinced that together we will overcome everything, establish and restore normal life and with renewed vigor continue to solve the tasks facing Russia in the coming third decade of the 21st centu…

teleSUR, CE (2021-01-01). Colombia: First Ex-Combatant Killed in 2021, Yolanda Zabala Mazo. telesurenglish.net The year begins in Colombia with the painful news of the killing of Peace Accords signer Yolanda Zabala Mazo and her sister Reina Zabala Mazo, in Briceño, Antioquia. Yolanda was carrying out her reincorporation process at the Territorial Spaces for Training and Reincorporation (ETCR) of Plancha, Anorí, Antioquia. | RELATED: | Yolanda and Reina, 22 and 17 years old respectively, were murdered in the early morning Friday, January 1st, making Yola…

teleSUR (2021-01-01). Cuban Revolution Marks 62 Years of Heroic Resistance. telesurenglish.net The Cuban Revolution Friday marked 62nd years of resistance to the U.S. blockade, which was intensified during President Donald Trump's administration. | RELATED: | On New Year's Eve, President Miguel Diaz-Canel congratulated the people and called for unity, the only possible way for the Revolution to keep moving forward. | "We went through a year of challenges, tensions, and aggressions. I extend my gratitude to the Cu…

teleSUR (2021-01-01). Two Dormant Volcanoes Raise Eruption Alarms in the Caribbean. telesurenglish.net Two Caribbean volcanoes that had been dormant for decades in suddenly awoke, triggering eruption alerts in Martinique and St. Vincent & the Grenadines. | RELATED: | Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency informed that La Soufriere volcano in Saint Vincent and the Grenadines could erupt within 24 hours. | "People living nearby should leave their homes immediately," authorities urged as they asked inhabitants to ke…

teleSUR (2021-01-01). Panama Commemorates 21 Years of Self-Administration of the Canal. telesurenglish.net Panama's President Laurentino Cortizo Thursday welcomed the 21st anniversary of the handing over by the U.S. of the administrations' right of the Panama Canal. | RELATED: | "Twenty-one years ago we made a dream come true: the transfer of the Canal into Panamanian hands. Today, we continue to demonstrate to the world the ability to maintain an efficient administration," Cortizo twitted. | Panama Canal Administration (ACP)…

Fight Back (2021-01-01). Photo Essay: The Minneapolis George Floyd uprising. fightbacknews.org &nbsp…

Joshua Frank (2021-01-01). My Favorites of 2020. counterpunch.org Like so many of you, I spent countless hours these past nine excruciating months locked inside my home, consuming music, reading and watching too many shows. I'm really not a big fan of these "best of" lists (I don't believe art ought to be judged), but of all the arts entertainment (or edutainment as KRS-One

Derek Royden (2021-01-01). Biden/Harris and the progressive case against a 'return to normal'. nationofchange.org Come January 20th, the American left will need to be ready to fight for a seat at the table in an incoming administration that seems less and less inclined to woo them the closer he gets to taking office.

teleSUR (2021-01-01). Implementation of New Monetary System Begins in Cuba. telesurenglish.net The so-called Restructuring Task, promoted by the government, implies unifying the current exchange rates, the cessation of the circulation of the convertible peso, and a general reform of salaries and prices, with the gradual elimination of excessive subsidies and undue gratuities. | RELATED: | These procedures find legal backing in the Official Gazette of the Republic of Cuba in its extraordinary edition number…

teleSUR (2021-01-01). The African Continental Free Trade Area Is in Effect From Today. telesurenglish.net The African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) went into operation on January 1 with the aspiration of becoming the world's largest single market. | RELATED: | "The African Continental Free Trade Area will change the economic fortunes of our continent," said South Africa's President Cyril Ramaphosa, who is also the leader of the African Union (AU). | At the virtual launch ceremony, the AfCFTA Secretary Wamkele Mene…

teleSUR (2021-01-01). Mexico's President Proposes Plebiscite on Safe Abortion Bill. telesurenglish.net Mexico's President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador (AMLO) proposed to hold a plebiscite on safe abortion so "women can decide what is best for them." | RELATED: | "Such a measure should not be taken by an authority, nor the Church. Women must be heard. It is in their hands whether a Safe Abortion bill is drafted," he assured. | AMLO made the statements one day after Argentina passed the Safe Abortion Law. On a broadcast messa…

Dr. Birsen Filip (2021-01-01). The 62nd Anniversary of the Cuban Revolution: An Unprecedented Chapter in World History. globalresearch.ca January 2019: Cubans are commemorating the 60th anniversary of their independence. On this day in 1959, the Cuban Revolution was successfully conducted by Fidel Castro's 26th of July Movement[i] and became an enduring symbol of resistance to neo-colonialism, capitalism, and hegemony.

John Laforge (2021-01-01). Court Orders Veterans Affairs Department to Replace Flawed Science in Plutonium Disaster Case. counterpunch.org In a major class action ruling issued December 17, the US Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims in Washington, DC has ordered the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to re-examine how it evaluates disability claims from veterans exposed to deadly alpha radiation during cleanup operations following a disastrous nuclear weapons accident at Palomares, Spain. The

teleSUR (2021-01-01). Peruvian Govt. Promises Actions Against Police Brutality. telesurenglish.net Peru's Interior Minister Jose Elice Thursday assured authorities would radically reform the National Police after three people were killed due to police brutality during farmworkers' protests against the new Agrarian Law. | RELATED: | His announcement occurred after a picture of a police officer using a firearm to suppress protests went viral on social media. | "We cannot be sure that the policeman photographed is responsible for the deaths a…

Peter Mayo, Paolo Vittoria (2021-01-01). Migration and Racism: Lessons From Antonio Gramsci. counterpunch.org Italian political theorist and activist Antonio Gramsci, who died eighty-four years ago, in an Italy that was a far cry from the multiethnic country it is today, provides much grist for the mill when it comes to a complex analysis of migration and racism. He underscores the need to interpret migratory movements through complex analyses.

Paolo Vittoria (2021-01-01). Migration and Racism: Lessons From Antonio Gramsci, an interview with Peter Mayo. counterpunch.org Italian political theorist and activist Antonio Gramsci, who died eighty-four years ago, in an Italy that was a far cry from the multiethnic country it is today, provides much grist for the mill when it comes to a complex analysis of migration and racism. He underscores the need to interpret migratory movements through complex analyses.

news.un (2021-01-01). Yemen: Fatal airport attack 'potentially amounts to a war crime' — UN envoy. news.un.org On the last day of a year that has continued to brutalize the war-torn people of Yemen, UN Special Envoy Martin Griffiths condemned a "despicable attack" on the country's newly formed government as they arrived at Aden airport‚ÄØon Wednesday.

news.un (2021-01-01). Make 2021 'safer, healthier world for children', UNICEF chief urges. news.un.org The UN Children's Fund (UNICEF) said on Thursday that more than 371,500 children would be born on the first day of 2021.

Catherine Austin Fitts (2021-01-01). The Injection Fraud — It's Not a Vaccine. globalresearch.ca Of relevance to the debate on vaccines, this incisive and carefully researched article first published by Global Research on May 28. 2020 | *** | I am not a scientist. I am not a doctor. I am not a biotech engineer. I …

Staff (2021-01-01). Reproductive Rights Advocates Say Ohio Fetal Remains Bill Is Unconstitutional. truthout.org Reproductive rights and civil liberties groups condemned as "unconstitutional and medically unnecessary" a bill signed into law Wednesday by Republican Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine requiring the burial or cremation of fetal remains resulting from abortion. |

sputniknews (2021-01-01). Alien Hunter Spots 'UFO' in WWII Iwo Jima Flag Raising Video. sputniknews.com The blogger claimed that up to 30 seconds are missing from the footage of the famous flag-raising operation.

Online News Editor (2021-01-01). US withdraws aircraft carrier from Middle East amid tensions with Iran. laprensalatina.com Washington, Dec 31 (efe-epa).- The Pentagon on Thursday said it was calling back its only navy aircraft carrier operating in the Middle East, in a move that surprised many observers because it would reduce United States' military power in the region amid escalating tensions with Iran. The decision comes as Washington fears that Iran may …

Online News Editor (2021-01-01). Mexicans say bye to 2020 at jammed hospitals waiting for news of relatives. laprensalatina.com By Cristina Sanchez Reyes Mexico City, Dec 31 (efe-epa).- Many families are spending the last day of 2020 at the doors of hospitals in Mexico City, which are on the verge of overflowing, waiting for any encouraging news about the health situation of their loved ones both inside and waiting to be admitted. Veronica Rojas …

Online News Editor (2021-01-01). EU, UK learn to live without each other at dawn of new era. laprensalatina.com London/Brussels, Jan 1 (efe-epa).- The European Union and the United Kingdom brought in the new year on Friday, which also marked the first day of their new, post-Brexit relationship after almost half a century together. Having struggled — and ultimately failed — to live together, now they will have to learn to live without each …

Online News Editor (2021-01-01). Kim sends 'heartfelt' New Year's letter to North Korean people. laprensalatina.com Seoul, Jan 1 (efe-epa).- North Korean leader Kim Jong-un sent a letter to the citizens of the hermetic Asian country, wishing them happiness and good health in the New Year, state media reported on Friday. The letters replaced his traditional New Year's speech and come on the eve of an important party congress. "I extend …

Online News Editor (2021-01-01). Myanmar rebels free 3 abducted politicians in Rakhine. laprensalatina.com Yangon, Myanmar, Jan 1 (efe-epa).- Guerrillas of the Arakan Army on Friday released three politicians of the ruling party in Myanmar who were kidnapped during the election campaign in October, officials said. "We are told that our candidates have been released but they have not called us yet. We understand that they are in a …

_____ (2021-01-01). Organizations Diverting Food Waste To Provide Meals For People In Need. popularresistance.org One-third of the world's food is wasted, according to the United Nations (UN). That number jumps to 40 percent in the United States—enough to feed 2 billion people. | Uneaten food has dire consequences for the planet: decomposing waste releases methane, a potent greenhouse gas. According to the UN, if food waste was its own country, it would be the third-largest emitter of greenhouse gas in the world, after the United States and China. | And yet, a recent Census Bureau survey finds that 1 in 8 Americans is struggling to secure reliable, nutritious food. | "There's no shortage of food," Regina Anderson, Exec…

_____ (2021-01-01). UK MPs Nominate Cuban Doctors For Nobel Peace Prize. popularresistance.org The Cuba Solidarity Campaign in the United Kingdom announced Thursday that four more members of the British Parliament have nominated the Cuban doctors for the 2021 Nobel Peace Prize. | According to a message spread through Twitter, MPs from Liverpool Paula Barker, Ian Byrne, Kim Johnson and Dan Carden joined other MPs and academics from the UK who had previously formally nominated the Henry Reeve International Medical Brigade from Cuba for the award. | The online petition, published by the solidarity campaign on its website, had accumulated by November's end, more than 6,400 signatures of legislators, academics,…

sputniknews (2021-01-01). Office of Management and Budget Rejects Biden's Claims of Obstructing Transition. sputniknews.com WASHINGTON (Sputnik) – The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) dismissed as false President-elect Joe Biden's statements in which he accused the OMB of obstructing the presidential transition process.

sputniknews (2021-01-01). History in the Making: Senate Prepares Vote on Whether or Not to Override Trump's Defence Bill Veto. sputniknews.com On 23 December, President Trump vetoed the $740 billion 2021 National Defence Authorisation Act, saying it failed to provide respect to US veterans and military history and contradicted his "America First" vision of national security. The House moved to override the veto on Monday, with the bill's future now resting in the hands of the Senate.

sputniknews (2021-01-01). Joe Exotic's Legal Team Traveling to Washington, DC, for 'High Level' Meeting. sputniknews.com Earlier this month, the 57-year-old penned a letter to Kim Kardashian West, pleading for the American socialite to use her passion for social justice and connections with US President Donald Trump to obtain a pardon from the outgoing administration.

sputniknews (2021-01-01). Some 30 Cars Burnt on New Year's Eve in France's Strasbourg — Reports. sputniknews.com MOSCOW, January 1 (Sputnik) — Hooligans have burnt some 30 cars in the eastern French city of Strasbourg despite the coronavirus-linked curfew, the Figaro newspaper reported on Friday, citing a source in the local authorities.

sputniknews (2021-01-01). IRGC Says Iran Has 'No Worries' About Any Foreign Adversary as US Carrier Group Heads Home. sputniknews.com On Thursday, the Pentagon announced that the carrier strike group led by the USS Nimitz, the sole US aircraft carrier in the Middle East, would be heading home following a deployment of nearly 10 months. The drawdown comes despite rising tensions between the US and Iran, and the recent deployment of US bombers and a missile sub to the region.

sputniknews (2021-01-01). US Sanctions Cuban Bank for Alleged Ties With Military, Pompeo Says. sputniknews.com WASHINGTON (Sputnik) – The United States has added Cuban Banco Financiero International to its list of sanctioned entities, saying it is controlled by the country's military, State Secretary Mike Pompeo said Friday.

sputniknews (2021-01-01). Roscosmos Head Reveals Likely Cause of Crack in ISS Hull. sputniknews.com While the crack has already been located and patched up by the space station's crew, a more permanent solution is expected once special repair equipment reaches the ISS in February.

sputniknews (2021-01-01). Furtsy Feline: Tiny Kitten Just Can't Get Enough Milk. sputniknews.com Even when kittens are hogging all the milk, they're still super cute — they can't help it.

sputniknews (2021-01-01). Four Planes Damaged by New Year Shooting in Beirut — Reports. sputniknews.com MOSCOW, January 2 (Sputnik) — At least four Lebanese planes were damaged over the sporadic firing on New Year's Eve in Beirut, media reported.

sputniknews (2021-01-01). Iranian Foreign Ministry Says Aden Airport Attack Resulted From Yemen's Foreign Occupation. sputniknews.com TEHRAN (Sputnik) — The deadly terrorist attack on the airport of the southern Yemeni city of Aden is a result of the foreign occupation of the country, Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman Saeed Khatibzadeh said.

sputniknews (2021-01-01). Alibaba Group's Founder Vanishes From His Own Talent Show, Media Says. sputniknews.com The shuffle of the show's panel come as Chinese authorities conduct an antitrust probe into the business group founded by Jack Ma.

sputniknews (2021-01-01). 'Keep the Light On': Scottish FM Sturgeon Tweets to EU 'Scotland Will Be Back Soon'. sputniknews.com The Scottish Parliament rejected UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson's post-Brexit trade deal on Wednesday, and last month the Conservative leader smeared Scotland's devolved power as a "disaster" for the country.

sputniknews (2021-01-01). Airport of New Zealand's Gisborne Reports About Evacuation Over Bomb Threat. sputniknews.com MOSCOW (Sputnik) — The airport of New Zealand's northeastern city of Gisborne said that there was mass evacuation in it on Friday over a bomb threat.

sputniknews (2021-01-01). Three Iraqi Servicemen Killed in Blast in Northern Kirkuk Province – Source. sputniknews.com BAGHDAD (Sputnik) -Three Iraqi servicemen were killed by an explosive device in the northern Iraqi province of Kirkuk, a source in the country's security service told Sputnik on Friday.

sputniknews (2021-01-01). UK Will Remain EU's Friend, Ally After Brexit — Macron. sputniknews.com PARIS (Sputnik) — The United Kingdom will remain the friend and ally of the European Union after completing its withdrawal from the union, French President Emmanuel Macron said.

sputniknews (2021-01-01). Alexander Wang Denies 'Baseless, Grotesquely False' Sexual Assault Accusations From Male Models. sputniknews.com Earlier this week, British fashion model Owen Mooney again publicly accused Alexander Wang of sexual assault, claiming that the famed US designer groped him at a NYC nightclub in 2017. Other anonymous male sources have now come forward with similar accusations against Wang, and advocacy groups have began distributing the allegations online.

sputniknews (2021-01-01). 'Real-Life Indiana Jones' Paved Way for Biblical Discovery at Temple Mount, Media Says. sputniknews.com Commenting on the possible significance of Warren's efforts, Professor Tom Meyer asserted that their discovery helps to prove the potential existence of a Jewish temple on the Temple Mount.

sputniknews (2021-01-01). Man Accidentally Shot Dead During Peaky Blinders Party in Southwestern France – Reports. sputniknews.com MOSCOW (Sputnik) – A man was accidentally shot dead by one of the guests during a Peaky Blinders fancy dress party held in the southwestern French commune of Monbazillac. The shooter carried a hunting shotgun and is reported to have unintentionally fired at his associate, the France 3 broadcaster reported on Friday.

sputniknews (2021-01-01). Iran Tells IAEA It Plans to Push Uranium Enrichment Up to 20%, the Level Achieved Before JCPOA. sputniknews.com Under the deal reached between Iran with major powers in 2015, it could only enrich uranium up to 3.67 percent.

Holy Names University in Oakland (2021-01-01). Thursday 1/14: The Cost of Racism for Everyone: Conversation w/ Racial Justice Advocate, Heather McGhee. indybay.org Online event (FREE)…

Michael Klundt (2021-01-01). Corona Measures: When children are the ones who suffer (I and II). indybay.org The government seems to be abdicating its responsibility by 1) not supplying the population with masks, 2) not compensating people so they can stay away from workplaces, 3) eliminating school meals for hundreds of millions of children and 5) not including children in decision-making.

Sathyagraha (2021-01-01). Superior Brain Function In Fruitarians, Vegans, And Vegetarians. indybay.org Diets without animal or fish flesh, eggs or dairy are free of many neurotoxins…

WorkWeek (2021-01-01). WorkWeek Exposes Racist & Corrupt SF City Health Service System Boss Mitch Griggs. indybay.org WorkWeek on Thursday 12/31/20 at 12 noon on San Francisco's KPOO 94.1 FM www.kpoo.com will have guests who expose the systemic racism and corruption at the San Francisco City Health Service System run by Mitch Griggs and also at the Department of Public Health. Joining the show will be the new editor of the SF Bay View Malik Washington who broke the story of the racist terrorism against SF City Health Service worker Malika Alima. Also joining the show will be SFCC Department of Public Health nurse and whistleblower W.D. Flient.

SPLDYMS (2021-01-01). Wednesday 1/6: Revelations: Art from the African American South. indybay.org Online via livestream…

John Malkin (2021-01-01). Stop The Sweeps in Santa Cruz: Activists Resist Closing San Lorenzo Park. indybay.org Interviews with human rights activist Abbi Samuels and unhoused activist Hannah, who lives in a homeless encampment in San Lorenzo Park in downtown Santa Cruz.

Khubaka, Michael Harris (2021-01-01). 2020 California State Capitol – Racism in the Farm to Fork Capitol. indybay.org Our 22nd Annual, 2020 California State Capitol Kwanzaa continues a special tradition in the seat of authority of our Great State of California, Farm to Fork Capitol of America, where "Racism" is officially a Public Health Crisis throughout the Capitol Region.

Mehr News Agency (2021-01-01). Three people dead in stabbing incident in London. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jan. 01 (MNA) — Three people were injured in a stabbing incident that took place in London at the beginning of New Year.

Mehr News Agency (2021-01-01). Cowardice in killing foreign leaders, 'US-Israeli trademark'. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jan. 01 (MNA) — Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman said that cowardice in assassinating foreign leaders is a US-Israeli trademark.

Mehr News Agency (2021-01-01). Path of Resistance not to change with US mischief: Ghaani. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jan. 01 (MNA) —Iran's IRGC Quds Force Commander Esmaeil Ghaani said that the path of IRGC Quds Force and Resistance will not change with evils and mischief of the United States.

Mehr News Agency (2021-01-01). Mural of martyr Lt. Gen. Qassem Soleimani unveiled in Tehran. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jan. 01 (MNA) — The unveiling ceremony of mural of martyr Lt. Gen. Qassem Soleimani was held at District 5 Municipality of Tehran on Fri. in the presence of Imam Khomeini Relief Foundation (IKRF) Chief and a number of Tehran councilors.

Mehr News Agency (2021-01-01). Blood of martyr Gen. Soleimani heralds liberation of Al-Quds. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jan. 01 (MNA) — Grand Mufti of Syria Sheikh Ahmad Badreddin Hassoun said that blood of Martyr Lt. Gen. Qassem Soleimani heralds liberation of Al-Quds.

Mehr News Agency (2021-01-01). Iran fully ready to confront any US move in region: IRGC cmdr. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jan. 01 (MNA) — Chief Commander of the Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) said that Armed Forces of the country is fully prepared to give a crushing response to any US anti-Iran move in the region.

Mehr News Agency (2021-01-01). US recent moves in region 'sign of fear: Badr Org. Chief says. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jan. 01 (MNA) — Head of Iraq's Badr Organization Hadi Al-Amiri said that the recent moves of the United States in the region are a sign of fear.

Mehr News Agency (2021-01-01). 1st martyrdom anniversary of Gen. Soleimani kicks off. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jan. 01 (MNA) — The first martyrdom anniversary of former Iran's IRGC Quds Force Commander started in Tehran on Fri. in the presence of state and military officials and a great number of families of martyrs at Tehran University.

Mehr News Agency (2021-01-01). IRGC Quds Force achievements led to security in Iran, region. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jan. 01 (MNA) — Salient achievements of Islamic Revolutionary Guards Crops (IRGC) Quds Force have led to the lasting and sustainable security both in Iran and the region.

Mehr News Agency (2021-01-01). VIDEO: Dozens of cars set on fire on eve of New Year. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jan. 01 (MNA) — At least 30 cars were set on fire in the city of Strasbourg on New Year's Eve following annual violence and sabotage in various French cities.

Mehr News Agency (2021-01-01). US maximum pressure policy against Iran 'failed': Ulyanov. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jan. 01 (MNA) — Russia's Permanent Representative to International Organizations in Vienna said that maximum pressure policy exerted by the United States against Iran did not produce any positive result and failed.

Mehr News Agency (2021-01-01). 1st VP felicitates world Christians on New Year. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jan. 01 (MNA) — Iran's First Vice President Es'hagh Jahangiri in a message on Wed. congratulated the world nations on the advent of New Christian Year and the followers of Prophet of Peace Jesus Christ (PBUH) especially Christian compatriots.

Mehr News Agency (2021-01-01). Briefing on Iran's daily developments. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jan. 01 (MNA) — The following are the Islamic Republic of Iran's latest developments in the last 24 hours.

Mehr News Agency (2021-01-01). Martyr Gen. Soleimani stood against Western plots in region. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jan. 01 (MNA) — Representative of the Palestinian Islamic Jihad Resistance Movement (Hamas) said that Martyr Lt. Gen. Soleimani firmly stood against the plots hatched by western countries in the region.

Mehr News Agency (2021-01-01). Terror of Soleimani, testament to US ruinous role in region. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jan. 01 (MNA) — The Embassy of Islamic Republic of Iran in Norway issued a statement on Thu., stating that assassination of Iran's top commander Martyr Gen. Soleimani is a testament to US destructive role in the region.

Mehr News Agency (2021-01-01). Martyrdom anniversary of martyrs of resistance held in Syria. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jan. 01 (MNA) — The 1st martyrdom anniversary of former IRGC Quds Forces Commander Qassem Soleimani and Second-in-Command of Iraq's Popular Mobilization Units Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis was held in Syria's Al Bukamal.

Mehr News Agency (2021-01-01). 1st martyrdom anniversary of Gen. Soleimani marked in Tehran. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jan. 01 (MNA) — The 1st anniversary of martyrdom of former IRGC Quds Force Commander Lt. Gen. Soleimani and Second-in-Command of Iraq's Popular Mobilization Units (PMU) Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis was held at Tehran University's Campus on Fri.

Mehr News Agency (2021-01-01). Iraqi army arrests 10 ISIL's Takfiri elements in Nineveh Gov. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jan. 01 (MNA) — Iraqi army forces identified and arrested 10 Takfiri elements of ISIL terrorist group during an operation in Nineveh Province.

Mehr News Agency (2021-01-01). Gen. Soleimani spirit of martyrdom a model in proving freedom. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jan. 01 (MNA) — Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI) in a message said that Lt. Gen. Soleimani's spirit of martyrdom is a convincing model in providing freedom.

Mehr News Agency (2021-01-01). Iran warns of US military adventurism in Persian Gulf. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jan. 01 (MNA) —Iran's Permanent Mission in the United Nations warned the Security Council of increasing US military adventurism in the Persian Gulf.

Mehr News Agency (2021-01-01). Gen. Soleimani's School must be clarified for generations. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jan. 01 (MNA) — Iranian Judiciary Chief Seyyed Ebrahim Raeisi said that various aspects of Martyr Lt. Gen. Soleimani must be explained to the present and future generations.

Mehr News Agency (2021-01-01). Iran to bring Gen. Soleimani's assassins to justice: FM. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jan. 01 (MNA) — Iranian Foreign Ministry in a message stressed that Iran will not rest until perpetrators of assassinating Lt. Gen. Qassem Soleimani are brought to justice.

Mehr News Agency (2021-01-01). Senior Iranian cleric 'Ayatollah Mesbah-Yazdi' passes away. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jan. 01 (MNA) — Senior Iranian cleric 'Ayatollah Mohammad-Taghi Mesbah-Yazdi', Head of Imam Khomeini (RA) Educational and Research Institute and Member of Assembly of Experts passed away at the age of 86 on Friday evening.

Mehr News Agency (2021-01-01). US responsible for consequences of any possible adventurism. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jan. 01 (MNA) — Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said that the United States would be held responsible for consequences of any possible adventurism in the region.

Mehr News Agency (2021-01-01). Blood of martyr Soleimani to accelerate annihilation of US. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jan. 01 (MNA) — Iran's Army issued a statement on the occasion of 1st anniversary of martyrdom of former IRGC Quds Force Commander Lt. Gen. Soleimani, stating that blood of martyr Gen. Soleimani will accelerate annihilation of United States.

Mehr News Agency (2021-01-01). Intl. figures talk of most significant 2020 developments. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jan. 01 (MNA) — While many believe that 2020 has been a year full of important and influential events in many aspects of human life, others consider 2020 the worst year ever that you would never want to revisit it.

Mehr News Agency (2021-01-01). Armenia suspends import of Turkish goods. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jan. 01 (MNA) — Yerevan government suspended the import of Turkish —made goods to Armenia for six months in response to Turkish military support for the Republic of Azerbaijan.

teleSUR (2021-01-01). Scotland To Return To the EU Soon, First Minister Sturgeon Vows. telesurenglish.net The First Minister of Scotland Nicola Sturgeon asked the European Union (EU) to "keep the light on" because "Scotland will be back soon." | RELATED: | The pro-independence politician tweeted that message after the Brexit transition period expired at 23: 00 GMT on December 31. | From that moment on, Scotland's trade relations and travel regulations with EU countries began to be ruled by the guidelines agreed in the new agreem…

imperial.ac.uk (2021-01-01). Professor Sir Mark Walport named as Imperial College AHSC chair. imperial.ac.uk Professor Sir Mark Walport, has been appointed chair of the Imperial College Academic Health Science Centre (AHSC) Strategic Partnership Board.

Chauncey DeVega (2021-01-01). Top 10 reasons why making year-end lists won't save America. salon.com List-making is a way to assert control in the face of uncertainty. But in 2021, America faces more difficult tasks…

Roger Sollenberger (2021-01-01). Kelly Loeffler's extensive ties to the energy sector suggest major conflict of interest. salon.com Loeffler was named to Georgia Power board of directors two months before she had to leave for the Senate…

Chris Scott (2021-01-01). America's essential connection to cornbread. salon.com "Cornbread. Ain't nothing wrong with that." The joke from Chris Rock's standup act rings true…

Melanie McFarland (2021-01-01). In its third season, "Cobra Kai's" one-note villain knocks it off its game. salon.com With too much Kreese in its wheels, the series flattens out all the layers that once made it great…

Andrew Glencross (2021-01-01). Brexit deal done: What's in it and where next for the UK and EU?>. salon.com While the UK claims it will have full political and economic independence on Jan. 1, the reality is more complex…

Alex Henderson (2021-01-01). Yet another audit of Georgia's election fails to find evidence of fraud. salon.com Audit of absentee ballot signatures in Georgia finds no evidence of voter fraud…

Nicole Karlis (2021-01-01). The key to a successful "Dry January" salon.com Salon spoke with the author with the "The Dry Challenge" about the benefits of a one-month sobriety campaign…

J. David McSwane (2021-01-01). "Those of us who don't die are going to quit": Overwhelmed hospitals and the nurse who lost hope. salon.com Supply shortages remain so severe that nurse Kristen Cline reuses her N95 for shifts as her hospital buckles…

Melanie McFarland (2021-01-01). Like 2020, "Revolution of the Daleks" is dark. The heroic Captain Jack insists "hope is still there" salon.com Salon talks to "Doctor Who" guest star John Barrowman and Mandip Gill about its relevant holiday special…

Alex Dew (2021-01-01). Best of 2020: My houseplant garden is a tiny national park Donald Trump can never destroy. salon.com Our 2020 retrospective continues with this meditation on what is and is not possible for one individual to save…

Ryan Nebeker (2021-01-01). The sustainability challenges that threaten the agave industry. salon.com The growing demand for agave has led some farmers to turn to environmentally taxing production methods…

Cecilia Nowell (2021-01-01). Argentina's Decades-Long Fight to Legalize Abortion Ends in Victory. thenation.com Argentina's Decades-Long Fight to Legalize Abortion Ends in Victory…

Wallace Shawn (2021-01-01). Breakfast Table With Jewish Newsletters. thenation.com Breakfast Table With Jewish Newsletters…

Patrick Bond (2021-01-01). As South African climate justice veterans fall, consciousness begins reviving, from below and across. zcomm.org Deaths of four frontline KwaZulu-Natal activists — and latest Durban oil refinery explosion — define 2021 battlegrounds…

Rod Driver (2021-01-01). Selling Weapons — The Most Corrupt Industry in the World. zcomm.org The US government has the highest military spending in the world, with approximately one-third of the world's military expenditure…

Tom Phillips (2021-01-01). Argentina Legalizes Abortion in Landmark Moment for Women's Rights. zcomm.org The victory is the result of five years of mass protest marches by Argentina's grassroots women's movement, which began as a Twitter campaign against gender violence…

Thomas Klikauer (2021-01-01). How Austerity Is Re-Shaping Work Regimes. zcomm.org In the period since 2010, when Austerity mania took over government policies fuelled by media calls to balance the books, the capital-media alliance has been a winning ticket…

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You Don't Want to Imagine an Ocean Without Coral Reefs, But You Might Have to
Vijay Prashad | counterpunch.org | 2021-01-01
The average temperature in oceans has increased by 0.1 degrees Celsius (32.18 degrees Fahrenheit) in the past century as a result–among other factors–of increased use of fossil fuels. This increase in atmospheric warming, combined with phenomenon such as the 1997-98 and 2010 El Niño, have resulted in catastrophic coral reef degradation. But these earlier episodes do not compare to the impact of the long period of coral reef bleaching from 2014 to 2017; for example, the 1997-98 period saw the death of 16 percent of coral reefs, while the 2014-2017 warming saw 80 percent of the Great Barrier Reef suffer…
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How to outsmart your COVID-19 fears and boost your mood in 2021
Laurel Mellin | salon.com | 2021-01-01
Emotional brain training can help people who get stuck experiencing high stress and negative emotions…
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US Senate overrides Trump's veto of bill funding the military
Online News Editor | laprensalatina.com | 2021-01-01
Washington, Jan 1 (efe-epa).- The Republican-controlled US Senate voted overwhelmingly Friday to override outgoing President Donald Trump's veto of the $741 billion National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA). The House of Representatives, where Democrats are in the majority, overrode the veto on Monday, so the path is now clear for the bill to become law. Though …
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Drone Murder Has Been Normalized
David Swanson | counterpunch.org | 2021-01-01
If I search on Google for the words "drones" and "morality" most of the results are from 2012 through 2016. If I search for "drones" and "ethics" I get a bunch of articles from 2017 to 2020. Reading the various websites confirms the obvious hypothesis that (as a rule, with plenty of exceptions) "morality" is…
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Pop Icon Elton John Says Zoom Alcoholics Anonymous Meetings Have Been 'Lifesaver' During Pandemic
sputniknews.com | 2021-01-01
In July 2020, the British-born singer and songwriter, whose past was full of struggles with drugs and alcohol, commemorated the three-decade milestone of his "sobriety birthday", admitting, "If I hadn't finally taken the big step of asking for help 30 years ago, I'd be dead".
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You don't want to imagine an ocean without coral reefs — but you might have to
Vijay Prashad | peoplesdispatch.org | 2021-01-01
Coral reefs across the world may disappear by the 2040s, according to a new report. While it's tempting to blame 'humanity' for this crisis, the truth is that it is the social formation called capitalism that is central to global warming…
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Colombia Ends the Year 2020 with 91st Massacre
teleSUR, CE | telesurenglish.net | 2021-01-01
Seven people were killed and one person was injured in the Colombian city of Buenaventura, the Valle del Cauca department, on the night of the 30th/morning of the 31st of December, in the 91st massacre of the year 2020. | RELATED: | Colombia: First Ex-Combatant Killed in 2021, Yolanda Zabala Mazo | According to authorities, this was a case of settling of accounts by criminal gangs that are disputing the territory. The mayor of Buenaventura, Mauricio Aguirre Obando, stated that…
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Fingers point to U.S.-backed Gov't in Colombia's ninetieth massacre of the Year
Alan MacLeod | mronline.org | 2021-01-01
"The Trump administration waged a full scale campaign to undermine Colombia's peace accords. We must not waste our time hoping the Biden administration might reverse course, we must demand it." — James Jordan, Alliance for Global Justice…
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Colombia: First Ex-Combatant Killed in 2021, Yolanda Zabala Mazo
teleSUR, CE | telesurenglish.net | 2021-01-01
The year begins in Colombia with the painful news of the killing of Peace Accords signer Yolanda Zabala Mazo and her sister Reina Zabala Mazo, in Briceño, Antioquia. Yolanda was carrying out her reincorporation process at the Territorial Spaces for Training and Reincorporation (ETCR) of Plancha, Anorí, Antioquia. | RELATED: | Antioquia: Colombia Counts 83rd Massacre of 2020 | Yolanda and Reina, 22 and 17 years old respectively, were murdered in the early morning Friday, January 1st, making Yola…
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National park ranger condemned for attacking unarmed Indigenous man on sacred Native land
Brett Wilkins | nationofchange.org | 2021-01-01
"Public lands are stolen lands," asserted Red Nation. "Indigenous people have the right to practice their culture and spiritual ways on Indigenous land without fear of repression, discrimination, or violence."
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These indigenous women are leading a land struggle against the wealthiest people in the U.S
Eds. | mronline.org | 2021-01-01
While the United States shudders in the shambles of another election year, whether from a collective sigh of relief or fear of what's to come, a different system of governance blooms in a swath of woodlands jutting into the Atlantic Ocean.
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Top Positive Environmental Stories From 2020
Liz Kimbrough | commondreams.org | 2021-01-01
This year, species were brought back from the edge of extinction, interest in renewable energy surged, environmental monitoring technology improved, new protected areas were created, and a few Indigenous women leaders got some long-overdue credit and recognition. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
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Petit-Bourgeois "Normalcy" Pining at The New York Times
Paul Street | counterpunch.org | 2021-01-01
Few things nauseate quite so much as "liberal" professional class pining for "normalcy" — a return to the supposedly good way things were — after Trump and COVID-19. Look at last Sunday's New York Times' Sunday Review section. It begins by asking readers what they would give to be standing at a bar in a…
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The US Money Tree: The Untold Story of American Aid to Israel
Ramzy Baroud | counterpunch.org | 2021-01-01
On December 21, the United States Congress passed the COVID-19 Relief Package, as part of a larger $2.3 trillion bill meant to cover spending for the rest of the fiscal year. As usual, US representatives allocated a massive sum of money for Israel. While unemployment, thus poverty, in the US is skyrocketing as a result…
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The US Money Tree: The Untold Story of American Aid to Israel
Ramzy Baroud | zcomm.org | 2021-01-01
Expecting the US to play a constructive role in achieving a just peace in Palestine does not only reflect indefensible naivety but willful ignorance as well…
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From Largest Communal Dispute to an End to Colonial Baggage: Top 10 India Events in 2020
sputniknews.com | 2021-01-01
From a pandemic-induced migration crisis to a Supreme Court judgement in favour of Ram Mandir, 2020 has been an eventful year for India. Here is a recap of 10 major developments in the nation that have made the boldest headlines.
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From Largest Communal Dispute to an End to Colonial Baggage: Top 10 India Events in 2020
sputniknews.com | 2021-01-01
From a pandemic-induced migration crisis to a Supreme Court judgement in favour of Ram Mandir, 2020 has been an eventful year for India. Here is a recap of 10 major developments in the nation that have made the boldest headlines.
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The African Continental Free Trade Area Is in Effect From Today
telesurenglish.net | 2021-01-01
The African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) went into operation on January 1 with the aspiration of becoming the world's largest single market. | RELATED: | South Africa: COVID-19 Second Wave Hits Harder Than The First | "The African Continental Free Trade Area will change the economic fortunes of our continent," said South Africa's President Cyril Ramaphosa, who is also the leader of the African Union (AU). | At the virtual launch ceremony, the AfCFTA Secretary Wamkele Mene…
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Over 52% of Ecuadoreans Fell Into Poverty in 2020
telesurenglish.net | 2021-01-01
United Nations Children's Fund Office (UNICEF) in Ecuador warned of the increase in poverty indicators as a result of the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, reporting a total of 3.2 million new poor people in 2020. | RELATED: | Ecuador: 799 Observers to Monitor the 2021 Elections | The UN agency noted that 1.8 million people lived in poverty while extreme poverty conditions reached 1.4 million people. Low-income families with children were impacted the most by the pandemic. | Between Dec.
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Capitalism's COVID relief shell game
Tony Murphy | workers.org | 2021-01-01
Continue reading Capitalism's COVID relief shell game at Workers.org
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Here's What You Helped CEPR Accomplish in 2020. Where Do You Want To Go In 2021?
Karen Conner | cepr.net | 2021-01-01
What we accomplished in 2020, and why we need your support heading into 2021.. CEPR News for December 23, 2020 Subscribe to the CEPR News by signing up here. As 2020 Draws to a Close, Let's Review What We Accomplished This Year CEPR sprang into action this year to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic, beginning …
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Girls' Education is Another Casualty of the Coronavirus Pandemic
Cesar Chelala | counterpunch.org | 2021-01-01
Girls' education, particularly in developing countries, is being hindered by the coronavirus pandemic. Drawing on lessons from the Ebola outbreak, the Malala Fund (Girl's education and COVID-19) estimates that approximately 20 million more secondary school-aged girls could be out of school after the end of the pandemic, only exacerbating the serious educational inequality between girls…
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Panama Commemorates 21 Years of Self-Administration of the Canal
telesurenglish.net | 2021-01-01
Panama's President Laurentino Cortizo Thursday welcomed the 21st anniversary of the handing over by the U.S. of the administrations' right of the Panama Canal. | RELATED: | 220 Cuban Doctors To Fight the COVID-19 Pandemic in Panama | "Twenty-one years ago we made a dream come true: the transfer of the Canal into Panamanian hands. Today, we continue to demonstrate to the world the ability to maintain an efficient administration," Cortizo twitted. | Panama Canal Administration (ACP)…
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Surprise Medical Billing Legislation is Good News for Patients, CEPR Co-Director Says
Karen Conner | cepr.net | 2021-01-01
Washington DC — In response to Surprise Medical Billing legislation inserted into the omnibus spending and COVID relief bill introduced December 21st (passing on December 22nd), CEPR Co-Director Eileen Appelbaum issued the following statement: "We commend Congressional leaders for passing a spending and relief package that includes legislation to end surprise medical billing. That is …
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Overshadowed by COVID: The Deadly Extreme Weather of 2020
Chloe Brimicombe, Elliott Sainsbury | commondreams.org | 2021-01-01
2020 was alarming, unforgettable and traumatic—and not only because of COVID-19. Lethal natural hazards are increasing in frequency under our changing climate, and 2020 is a testament to that. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
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Norway to lift UK travel ban but will keep special quarantine & testing rules amid concerns over new Covid-19 strain
rt.com | 2021-01-01
Norway has announced it will end travel restrictions placed on the UK aimed at stopping the spread of a coronavirus mutation. It said that special rules pertaining to travelers from the country will remain in place, however. | The Norweigan government released a statement on Friday in which it explained that the decision to bar direct flights from the United Kingdom will be lifted, starting on Saturday at 17: 00 local time (16: 00 GMT), but that strict health guidelines for…
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Covid, Brexit and Dreadnought : the UK Slides Into Economic And Social Turmoil
Brian Cloughley | counterpunch.org | 2021-01-01
Covid-19 is familiar to us as the virus causing a worldwide pandemic that has killed millions. Brexit is withdrawal of the United Kingdom from the European Union, which, although calamitous for Britain, is not a matter for wide international concern. And thirdly, as the excellent researchers of the House of Commons note,…
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Dr. Paul Farmer: Centuries of Inequality in the U.S. Laid Groundwork for Pandemic Devastation
Staff | democracynow.org | 2021-01-01
As the United States sets records for COVID-19 deaths and hospitalizations, we speak with one of the world's leading experts on infectious diseases, Dr. Paul Farmer, who says the devastating death toll in the U.S. reflects decades of underinvestment in public health and centuries of social inequality. "All the social pathologies of our nation come to the fore during epidemics," says Dr. Farmer, a professor of medicine at Harvard University, chair of global health and social medicine at Harvard Medical School and co-founder and chief strategist of Partners in Health.
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US Barely Kept Track of the Nearly 3,000 Health Care Workers That Died in 2020
Staff | truthout.org | 2021-01-01
This story also ran on The Guardian. It can be republished for free. | More than 2,900 U.S. health care workers have died in the COVID-19 pandemic since March, a far higher number than that reported by the government, according to a new anal…
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Peruvians look to dispel negative energy of pandemic-plagued 2020
Online News Editor | laprensalatina.com | 2021-01-01
By Carla Samon Ros Lima, Dec 31 (efe-epa).- Hoping to leave behind the evils of 2020 and the Covid-19 pandemic that has claimed nearly 38,000 lives, Peruvians faithful to the ways of their indigenous ancesters are flocking to this capital's Wishes Fair to cleanse their auras and petition the gods for good fortune in 2021. …
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114 deaths, 6,286 infections in past 24h: Health Ministry
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2021-01-01
TEHRAN, Jan. 01 (MNA) –Spokesperson for Ministry of Health and Medical Education Sima Lari said on Fri. that in the past 24 hours, 114 patients have lost their lives to Covid-19, while 6,286 new coronavirus cases have been detected in the nationwide.
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114 deaths, 6,286 infections in past 24h: Health Ministry
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2021-01-01
TEHRAN, Jan. 01 (MNA) –Spokesperson for Ministry of Health and Medical Education Sima Lari said on Fri. that in the past 24 hours, 114 patients have lost their lives to Covid-19, while 6,286 new coronavirus cases have been detected in the nationwide.
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Venezuela Announces Return of 7+7 Quarantine
telesurenglish.net | 2021-01-01
Venezuelans are resuming, as of this Monday, the conscious and voluntary quarantine under the 7+7 scheme, according to an announcement from today by Vice President Delcy Rodriguez. | RELATED: | Venezuela: All Residents to Be Vaccinated for Free, Maduro Says | A total of 437 new cases of COVID-19, all of which were community transmitted, were detected in the last 24 hours of 2020 by Venezuelan health authorities, bringing the total number of infections to 113,558, while the rate…
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'Think of the children': Pope Francis shares worries for Yemen in New Year message
MEE staff | middleeasteye.net | 2021-01-01
'Think of the children': Pope Francis shares worries for Yemen in New Year message | Catholic pope says six-year conflict, which shows no signs of easing, has 'numerous innocent victims' | MEE staff | Fri, 01/01/2021 – 20: 15 | Pope's blessing was moved indoors to limit spread of Covid-19 (AFP) | Pope Francis delivered an appeal for world peace on Friday and highlighed his worries about Yemen, a country that has been plag…
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'Think of the children': Pope Francis shares worries for Yemen in New Year message
MEE staff | middleeasteye.net | 2021-01-01
'Think of the children': Pope Francis shares worries for Yemen in New Year message | Catholic pope says six-year conflict, which shows no signs of easing, has 'numerous innocent victims' | MEE staff | Fri, 01/01/2021 – 20: 15 | Pope's blessing was moved indoors to limit spread of Covid-19 (AFP) | Pope Francis delivered an appeal for world peace on Friday and highlighed his worries about Yemen, a country that has been plag…
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US senator from Georgia enters 14-day quarantine before key runoff race
Online News Editor | laprensalatina.com | 2021-01-01
Washington, Dec 31 (efe-epa).- Republican Senator from Georgia David Perdue on Thursday began a 14-day quarantine after having contact with someone who had tested positive for Covid-19, a situation that complicates his party's campaign to retain his Senate seat five days before key runoff elections in his state. Perdue is one of two GOP senators …
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US ends 2020 with record hospitalizations, black Covid forecasts
Online News Editor | laprensalatina.com | 2021-01-01
By Lucia Leal Washington, Dec 31 (efe-epa).- The United States on Thursday closes out 2020 with a record number of people hospitalized for Covid-19 and with discouraging forecasts for the first months of 2021 after the arrival of the mutated and much more infectious British strain of the coronavirus and the slowness of the vaccination …
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'We have the right to enjoy ourselves': Wuhan celebrates end of 2020
Online News Editor | laprensalatina.com | 2021-01-01
Jesus Centeno Wuhan, China, Jan 1 (efe-epa).- A couple walked along a crowded pedestrian street and could not believe their eyes: Wuhan, the city where Covid-19 began to spread and the one that experienced the first lockdown, was celebrating en masse the arrival of the new year, almost as if nothing had happened. From early …
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Muted New Year's celebrations bid farewell to 2020
Online News Editor | laprensalatina.com | 2021-01-01
Madrid Desk, Jan 1 (EPA-EFE).- The coronavirus pandemic has forced traditional New Year's Eve celebrations to be cancelled as millions of people around the world said goodbye to 2020 from behind closed doors, away from large crowds. With most of the world's population under some form of restrictions to fight Covid-19, including lockdowns and bans …
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Pandemic casts pall over New Year's in Brazil
Online News Editor | laprensalatina.com | 2021-01-01
Rio de Janeiro, Jan 1 (efe-epa).- Brazilians welcomed 2021 on Friday without the typical raucous celebrations, ruled out by authorities as Covid-19 deaths continue to mount at a rate of more a thousand a day. Rio de Janeiro scrapped the world-renowned seaborne fireworks extravaganza that in previous years drew more than 2 million people to …
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Migrant workers, the weak link in Southeast Asia's pandemic response
Online News Editor | laprensalatina.com | 2021-01-01
Gaspar Ruiz-Canela Bangkok, Jan 1 (efe-epa).- Pyaw Sone brought in the new year confined to a dormitory — fenced off with barbed wire — along with 4,000 other mostly migrant workers, amidst the largest Covid-19 outbreak in Thailand since the start of the pandemic. Migrant workers have been particularly affected by outbreaks in Southeast Asian …
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Equity Is More Than Words
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2021-01-01
On behalf of Physician Women SOAR, an antiracist physician group, we wish to respond to the Indiana University Health (IU Health) statement regarding the medical treatment provided to the late Dr. Susan Moore, a Black physician who was admitted to IU Health in early December for COVID-19. | Twelve hours after she was discharged from IU Health, Dr. Moore was readmitted to another hospital in respiratory failure, where she was quickly transferred to the ICU. Dr. Moore remained in critical condition for over two more weeks and died on December 20th. While admitted to IU Health, Dr. Moore was treated so poorly that s…
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Prisons And Jails Are COVID-19 Super-Spreaders
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One in five prisoners in the U.S. has been reported to have had COVID-19. That's 20% of people behind bars. And that is likely a "vast undercount," according to Homer Venters, the former chief medical officer at New York's Rikers Island jail complex. | If compassion for prisoners does not move policy makers or the general public, then eyes should turn to a pair of recent studies, one by the Prison Policy Initiative and the other by the Marshall Project, focused on prisons and jails in the U.S. According to data in these two reports: | Prisons and jails are "super-spreaders" of the virus, not only among prisoners,…
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"Those Of Us Who Don't Die Are Going To Quit"
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Nurse Kristen Cline was working a 12-hour shift in October at the Royal C. Johnson Veterans Memorial Hospital in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, when a code blue rang through the halls. A patient in an isolation room was dying of a coronavirus that had raged for eight months across the country before it made the state the brightest red dot in a nation of hot spots. | Cline knew she needed to protect herself before entering the room, where a second COVID-19 patient was trembling under the covers, sobbing. She reached for the crinkled and dirty N95 mask she had reused for days. | In her post-death report, Cline describe…
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WATCH Piers Corbyn FIRE-BREATHING as he stages anti-lockdown 'party' in London
rt.com | 2021-01-01
Piers Corbyn, a prominent anti-lockdown activist and brother of Labour's ex-leader, has violated anti-coronavirus measures again and taken part in a restriction-defying party in London, announcing his bid for the city's mayor. | Multiple gatherings in violation of the UK's strict anti-coronavirus rules took place across the English capital overnight. While some were merely New Year celebrations, other 'parties' carried quite a political charge as well. | A massive gathering, dubbed the NYE Party of Parties, was staged by Piers Corbyn along the South Bank. The event attracted over 1,000 people, united in defyin…
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Hundreds of Israelis get infected with Covid-19 after receiving Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine — reports
rt.com | 2021-01-01
With the vaccine not providing immediate immunity to the coronavirus, over two hundred Israeli citizens have been diagnosed with the disease days after getting the Pfizer/BioNTech jabs, local media reported. | The number of those who got Covid-19 despite being vaccinated was at around 240 people, according to data from Channel 13 News. | The Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine, which the Israeli health authorities rely on, doesn't contain the coronavirus and can't infect the recipient. But time is needed for the genetic code in the drug to train the immune system to recognize and attack the disease. | The course of the US…
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Portugal promises 'fair, green & digital' Covid recovery for EU as it assumes European Council presidency
rt.com | 2021-01-01
Portugal has taken the reins of the European Council, vowing in its role as president of the group to implement a sustainable economic recovery for the bloc and act as a fair negotiator between the UK and the EU. | Lisbon was handed the rotating presidency by Germany, and will lead the council until June. The leadership role, which is responsible for heading the Council of Ministers, changes hands between EU member states every six months. Portugal's term officially began on January 1, 2021. | A website dedicated to Portugal's new role explained that the country was committed to pursuing "a fair, green and dig…
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Wisconsin Pharmacist Jailed After Purposely Spoiling Hundreds of COVID-19 Vaccine Doses
sputniknews.com | 2021-01-01
In mid-December 2020, Americans began receiving vaccines against COVID-19, after the country's Food and Drug Administration (FDA) authorized two jabs — the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine, developed in cooperation between the US-based Pfizer and the German-based BioNTech SE companies, and a second vaccine from US-based Moderna.
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World Welcomes 2021 With Low-Key Celebrations Due to Pandemic
telesurenglish.net | 2021-01-01
The world welcomed 2021 with over 83 million COVID-19 cases and over 1.8 million deaths. In most major cities, celebrations were discreet, amid strict health restrictions, and no mass festivities or street gatherings. | Latin America closes 2020 as the region most affected by COVID-19, with Brazil, Argentina, Colombia, and Mexico among the nations with the highest number of cases. | However, people look to 2021 with hope. Although the pandemic continues to cause harm, confidence is growing as vaccines come into use. |

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1.8 Mln Doses of Sinovac COVID-19 Vaccine Arrive in Indonesia
telesurenglish.net | 2021-01-01
A total of 1.8 million doses of the COVID-19 vaccine made by the Chinese biopharmaceutical company Sinovac Biotech on Thursday arrived in Indonesia. | RELATED: | Science Magazine Report Praises China's COVID-19 Vaccine | Foreign Affairs Minister Retno Marsudi said this is the second batch of the Sinovac vaccine delivery for Indonesia, and that the first batch of 1.2 million doses arrived on Dec. 6. | "With this arrival, it means that there are already 3 million doses of Sinovac vaccin…
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Chronic Fatigue Syndromes and the Gardasil Scandal: POTS and the Dangers of Aluminum-Adjuvanted Vaccines
Dr. Gary G. Kohls | globalresearch.ca | 2021-01-01
Of relevance to the ongoing debate on the Covid vaccine, this incisive article by Dr. Gary Kohls was first published by Global Research on May 3, 2017. | *** | "The full extent of the Gardasil scandal needs to be assessed: …
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Canada: The 2009 Killer H1N1 Vaccine
Prof Michel Chossudovsky | globalresearch.ca | 2021-01-01
Of relevance to the current debate on the Covid19 vaccine, this article on the H1N1 vaccine was first published on November 20, 2009. | In 2009, the Canadian media provided us with detailed coverage on the adverse health impacts of the …
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Canada: The Killer H1N1 Vaccine
Prof Michel Chossudovsky | globalresearch.ca | 2021-01-01
Of relevance to the current debate on the Covid19 vaccine, this article on the H1N1 vaccine was first published on November 20, 2009. | In 2009, the Canadian media provided us with detailed coverage on the adverse health impacts of the …
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People's Vaccine: Calls Grow for Equal Access to Coronavirus Vaccine as Rich Countries Hoard Supply
Staff | democracynow.org | 2021-01-01
While the United States, Britain and other wealthy countries race to vaccinate their populations against the coronavirus, a new report finds that as much as 90% of the population in dozens of poorer countries could be forced to wait until at least 2022 because wealthy countries are hoarding so much of the vaccine supply. A growing movement is calling for the development of a people's vaccine and the suspension of intellectual property rights to expand access. We speak with Dr. Mohga Kamal-Yanni, a policy adviser to the People's Vaccine Alliance, and Achal Prabhala, a public health advocate and coordinator of the…
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Colonization Fueled Ebola: Dr. Paul Farmer on "Fevers, Feuds & Diamonds" & Lessons from West Africa
Staff | democracynow.org | 2021-01-01
We continue our conversation with medical anthropologist Dr. Paul Farmer, whose new book, "Fevers, Feuds, and Diamonds," tells the story of his efforts to fight Ebola in 2014 and how the history of slavery, colonialism and violence in West Africa exacerbated the outbreak. "Care for Ebola is not rocket science," says Dr. Farmer, who notes that doctors know how to treat sick patients. But the public health response was overwhelmingly focused not on care but containment, Dr. Farmer says, which "generated very painful echoes from colonial rule."
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Flying Pigs Saga Continued: WHO admits no Deadly Mutation of the 2009 H1N1 Swine Flu
F. William Engdahl | globalresearch.ca | 2021-01-01
Alleged Mutation of the H1N1 virus, then in 2009 and now in 2020-2021 with the SARS-2-CoV virus. | This article was first published on September 29, 2009. | *** | The World Health Organization, the UN agency (ir-)responsible for declaring a Phase …
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"Those of Us Who Don't Die Are Going to Quit": A Crush of Patients, Dwindling Supplies and the Nurse Who Lost Hope
J. David McSwane | commondreams.org | 2021-01-01
Almost a year into the pandemic, supply shortages remain so severe that nurse Kristen Cline reuses her N95 for several shifts while her hospital buckles, patients suffer and folks nearby socialize maskless as if the pandemic were already over. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
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2020's Legislative Attacks on Gig Workers Will Change Labor Forever
Staff | truthout.org | 2021-01-01
In 2020, we saw perhaps the largest protest movement in U.S. history, a presidential election whose outcome could have changed the nature of U.S. democracy, a global pandemic that has killed hundreds of thousands and has completely transformed everyday life, and a recession that has left millions unemployed. | Buried in all of these momentous events, something happened which could take labor laws in the United States down a dangerous road. California's Proposition 22 was the most expensive ballot initi…
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Ford, Mahindra cancel joint venture plan citing pandemic
Online News Editor | laprensalatina.com | 2021-01-01
Washington, Dec 31 (efe-epa).- Ford Motor and Indian automaker Mahindra on Thursday said they had canceled joint venture plans to co-develop vehicles, citing economic conditions caused in part by the coronavirus pandemic. According to the companies, the decision "was driven by fundamental changes in global economic and business conditions — caused, in part, by the …
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Times Square deserted as New York welcomes 2021 amid pandemic
Online News Editor | laprensalatina.com | 2021-01-01
New York, Jan 1 (efe-epa).- Breaking almost a century-old tradition of raucous celebrations, New York welcomed New Year at midnight on Thursday with the Times Square practically deserted. There were a handful of essential workers and the police officers deployed in the area, who were the only ones to witness the dropping of the iconic …
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Biden Predicts Surge In Deaths
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On Tuesday, Democratic President-elect Joe Biden gave what was billed as a "major speech" on the coronavirus pandemic. He spoke following a meeting with his coronavirus advisory panel. | In perfunctory remarks that lasted barely 15 minutes, Biden provided a grim description of the mass death already occurring and predicted that things would get only worse in the coming months. "We will lose tens of thousands more lives in the months to come," he said. "Hospitals are being stretched beyond capacity. That is data before the impact of cases coming from the holidays and this coming holiday of New Year's Eve. | "We ha…
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"Those of Us Who Don't Die Are Going to Quit"
J. David McSwane | zcomm.org | 2021-01-01
Almost a year into the pandemic, supply shortages remain so severe that nurse Kristen Cline reuses her N95 for several shifts while her hospital buckles, patients suffer and folks nearby socialize maskless as if the pandemic were already over…
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Thinking Beyond the Pandemic
Ted Glick | zcomm.org | 2021-01-01
Let's make a commitment on this new year's day that we will do all we can in the coming weeks and months to come out of this pandemic clearly pointed down this hopeful road…
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It can't get any worse! Russians say 2021 will be a better year in new poll, although one in four anxious about future
rt.com | 2021-01-01
Pandemics, wars and rampaging wildfires. The news from 2020 read more like a script for a Hollywood disaster film. But, now it's over, the majority of Russians think that things can only get better, according to a new poll. | A study of more than 1,600 people in the world's largest country found that six in ten are hopeful that the coming year will be better than the last, and only nine percent think things will get worse. | However, one in four of those surveyed said they were looking to the new year with a…
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Best of 'Scheer Intelligence' 2020: Chomsky, Abdullah, Prins, and More
Editor | scheerpost.com | 2021-01-01
Throughout the coronavirus pandemic, Black Lives Matter protests, and the 2020 general election, Robert Scheer and the "Scheer Intelligence" team made sure to bring you progressive perspectives from a wide range of distinguished voices including Noam Chomsky, Melina Abdullah, Nomi Prins, Oliver Stone, and many more, to grapple with a crisis-ridden year and offer hopeful …
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Roaming Charges: It is What It is, But is That All There is?
Jeffrey St. Clair | counterpunch.org | 2021-01-01
In order to understand the sometimes perplexing nuances of the US political economy, you first have to realize that the people who manage it believe as an article of faith that the poor have too much money and the rich not enough.
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Venezuela: Opposition-Controlled Parliament To Fade Next Week
telesurenglish.net | 2021-01-01
Venezuela's new Parliament will elect its Board of Directors on January 5, thus renewing the Legislative branch that has promoted foreign aggression and economic sanctions against the country over the last five years. | RELATED: | Venezuela: Top Court Supports New Parliament's Inauguration | Since its installation in Jan. 2016, the outgoing opposition-controlled National Assembly advanced an agenda aimed at delegitimizing President Nicolas Maduro's administration and supporting for…
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The Julian Assange Pardon Drive
Binoy Kampmark | counterpunch.org | 2021-01-01
The odds are stacked against Julian Assange, the WikiLeaks publisher who faces the grimmest of prospects come January 4. On that day, the unsympathetic judicial head of District Judge Vanessa Baraitser will reveal her decision on the Old Bailey proceedings that took place between September and October this year. Despite Assange's team being able to…
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What We Learned In Julian Assange's Extradition Hearing
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2021-01-01
The prosecution of WikiLeaks publisher Julian Assange would be a landmark test of the First Amendment right to publish if he were brought to trial in the United States, as press freedom groups, constitutional lawyers, and newsrooms across the board have sounded the alarm about the ways in which the U.S. indictment intends to silence investigative journalism around the world. | But Assange would first have to be extradited from the United Kingdom, where he has been imprisoned in HMP Belmarsh for over a year and a half. At Assange's extradition hearing in London, comprising one week of oral arguments in February an…
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Youth Activists Ring In 2021 With Renewed Demand That World 'Wake Up to the Climate Crisis'
Andrea Germanos, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2021-01-01
"It must be the year we take real action instead of continuing to repeat meaningless words and empty promises." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
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Mexico's President Proposes Plebiscite on Safe Abortion Bill
telesurenglish.net | 2021-01-01
Mexico's President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador (AMLO) proposed to hold a plebiscite on safe abortion so "women can decide what is best for them." | RELATED: | Mexico: Free Healthcare for People Without Social Security | "Such a measure should not be taken by an authority, nor the Church. Women must be heard. It is in their hands whether a Safe Abortion bill is drafted," he assured. | AMLO made the statements one day after Argentina passed the Safe Abortion Law. On a broadcast messa…
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Jews of the World, Disunite…in Israel!
Sam Bahour | counterpunch.org | 2021-01-01
Stop loving Israel to death. If you are Jewish and living outside of Israel, what are you waiting for? Israel awaits you. What's taking you so long? Uncle Bibi wants YOU! As a Palestinian living in Palestine, I anxiously await your arrival. I have spoken directly to thousands of you over decades about Israel and…
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Queen of the Bolsheviks
Nancy Krieger | mronline.org | 2021-01-01
Now forgotten, Dr. Marie Equi (1872–1952) was a physician for working-class women and children, a lesbian, and a dynamic and flamboyant political activist. She was a "firebrand in the causes of suffrage, labor and peace, in Portland in the 'teens, '20s, and '30s." A reformer turned revolutionary, Equi earned the nickname "Queen of the Bolsheviks," …
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The 62nd Anniversary of the Cuban Revolution: An Unprecedented Chapter in World History
Dr. Birsen Filip | globalresearch.ca | 2021-01-01
January 2019: Cubans are commemorating the 60th anniversary of their independence. On this day in 1959, the Cuban Revolution was successfully conducted by Fidel Castro's 26th of July Movement[i] and became an enduring symbol of resistance to neo-colonialism, capitalism, and hegemony.
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My Favorites of 2020
Joshua Frank | counterpunch.org | 2021-01-01
Like so many of you, I spent countless hours these past nine excruciating months locked inside my home, consuming music, reading and watching too many shows. I'm really not a big fan of these "best of" lists (I don't believe art ought to be judged), but of all the arts entertainment (or edutainment as KRS-One…
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Five radical films to watch this holiday
Eds. | mronline.org | 2021-01-01
In this powerful new documentary, filmmaker James Erskine utilises journalist Linda Lipnack Kuehl's interviews with Billie Holiday's associates to illustrate how the singer overcame adversity to become one of the greatest artists in American music.
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The Grinnell 14 Go to Washington
Peter Coyote — Terry Bisson | counterpunch.org | 2021-01-01
It was autumn in Iowa, it was 1961. It was fifty years ago. The sanitized 1950s, its Men in Grey Flannel Suits, and the Military-Industrial complex President Eisenhower warned about, were the dominant voices. Bob Dylan had just released his first record, and the folk music movement was emerging, but the old order maintained cultural…
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The Georgia Fraud Story You Haven't Heard: Sec of State Raffensperger Speaks With a Forked Tongue
Charlotte Dennett | counterpunch.org | 2021-01-01
In recent weeks, the news filling American living rooms is that Georgia's Republican Secretary of State, Brad Raffensperger, bravely stood up to President Trump's claim of voter fraud in the November 2020 elections and continues to do so now that Georgians are heading to the polls next week to decide a crucial runoff election that…
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Peruvian Govt. Promises Actions Against Police Brutality
telesurenglish.net | 2021-01-01
Peru's Interior Minister Jose Elice Thursday assured authorities would radically reform the National Police after three people were killed due to police brutality during farmworkers' protests against the new Agrarian Law. | RELATED: | Peru Takes to the Streets to Urge an End to Political Crisis | His announcement occurred after a picture of a police officer using a firearm to suppress protests went viral on social media. | "We cannot be sure that the policeman photographed is responsible for the deaths a…
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City of Denver 2021 budget cuts pay for workers, gives future raises to Denver Police
Jenn Beverly | liberationnews.org | 2021-01-01
It's staggering to know that even the worst economic crisis since the Great Depression won't stop the City of Denver from spending millions on cops.
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Right Now: The New Year
Joseph Natoli | counterpunch.org | 2021-01-01
"[S]ocial media had provided a breeding ground for fanaticism, authoritarianism, and nihilism. It had also proved to be easily manipulated, not least by foreign agents." — Jill LePore, These Truths President-elect Biden may succeed in forming an administration that represents differences of race, ethnicity, religion, sex, and gender identity but the disruptive differences regarding truth, reality,…
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Court Orders Veterans Affairs Department to Replace Flawed Science in Plutonium Disaster Case
John Laforge | counterpunch.org | 2021-01-01
In a major class action ruling issued December 17, the US Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims in Washington, DC has ordered the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to re-examine how it evaluates disability claims from veterans exposed to deadly alpha radiation during cleanup operations following a disastrous nuclear weapons accident at Palomares, Spain. The…
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Migration and Racism: Lessons From Antonio Gramsci
Peter Mayo, Paolo Vittoria | counterpunch.org | 2021-01-01
Italian political theorist and activist Antonio Gramsci, who died eighty-four years ago, in an Italy that was a far cry from the multiethnic country it is today, provides much grist for the mill when it comes to a complex analysis of migration and racism. He underscores the need to interpret migratory movements through complex analyses.
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Russia: Putin Voices Confidence in Overcoming 2020 Challenges
telesurenglish.net | 2021-01-01
Russia's President Vladimir Putin delivered his annual New Year speech on Thursday, during which he expressed the belief that his nation will be able to overcome existing challenges and restore normalcy. | RELATED: | Putin Highlights Strategic Partnership with Venezuela in 2020 | "I am convinced that together we will overcome everything, establish and restore normal life and with renewed vigor continue to solve the tasks facing Russia in the coming third decade of the 21st centu…
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The Aftermath of the George Floyd Rebellion
Eve Ottenberg | counterpunch.org | 2021-01-01
The media may not cover them much anymore, but Black Lives Matter protests have not died out completely. At their height, last summer, multiple cities convulsed in protest simultaneously. Smaller gatherings still trickle into public parks in cities like Washington, D.C., they have not stopped totally; nor, at all, have the police killings that prompted…
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In the Fabric of the Cuban Revolution
Alicia Jrapko and Bill Hackwell | dissidentvoice.org | 2021-01-01
Image from the Plaza of the Revolution by Bill Hackwell Time is starting to distance itself from that dramatic moment, 6 years ago today, when the final 3 members of the Cuban Five were freed from the prisons of the Empire after 16 years. Never the less, because of a healthy distrust of the US …
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The Times Call for a Bold Conservation Agenda, Will Biden Seize the Moment?
Erik Molvar | counterpunch.org | 2021-01-01
For four long years, Donald Trump and his industry cronies have waged war on lands, wildlife, climate, and science itself. They leave behind a legacy of shattered agencies, broken regulations, and demoralized public servants. At the same time, America's awareness of environmental justice disparities — and the moral imperative to alleviate the burdens of pollution…
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Implementation of New Monetary System Begins in Cuba
telesurenglish.net | 2021-01-01
The so-called Restructuring Task, promoted by the government, implies unifying the current exchange rates, the cessation of the circulation of the convertible peso, and a general reform of salaries and prices, with the gradual elimination of excessive subsidies and undue gratuities. | RELATED: | Cuba Will Unify Its Currency and Exchange Rates on January 1st | These procedures find legal backing in the Official Gazette of the Republic of Cuba in its extraordinary edition number…
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Cuban Revolution Marks 62 Years of Heroic Resistance
telesurenglish.net | 2021-01-01
The Cuban Revolution Friday marked 62nd years of resistance to the U.S. blockade, which was intensified during President Donald Trump's administration. | RELATED: | Cuba: Assembly Passes 2021 Budget, Prioritizes Free Services | On New Year's Eve, President Miguel Diaz-Canel congratulated the people and called for unity, the only possible way for the Revolution to keep moving forward. | "We went through a year of challenges, tensions, and aggressions. I extend my gratitude to the Cu…
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Don't You Mess With Cuba — video
Eds. | mronline.org | 2021-01-01
World Premiere!!!..üòâüòâüòâ…subtitled version of the video clip "Don't You Mess With Cuba"
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Best of CounterSpin 2020
Fairness & Accuracy In Reporting | fair.org | 2021-01-01
(photo: Daniel Arauz/Wikimedia) | As we start a new year, longtime CounterSpin listeners will know, we revisit a few of our weekly looks behind the headlines. We call it "the best of," but it's just a reflection of the sorts of conversations we hope have offered some voice or context or information that you might not have heard elsewhere, or that might help you assess the news you are hearing. We're thankful to all of the activists, researchers, reporters and advocates who appear on the show to help us understand the world and how we can change it.
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Alabama prisons: ON STRIKE!
Devin C | workers.org | 2021-01-01
Occupied Muscogee Creek/Cherokee/Yuchi/Choctaw/Shawnee/Chickasaw land As of Jan. 1, 2021, incarcerated workers in Alabama's odious prison system are on strike! Led by the Free Alabama Movement, incarcerated workers throughout the state of Alabama have put down their work tools and refused to go to work from now until Jan. 31. The . . . | Continue reading Alabama prisons: ON STRIKE! at Workers.org
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Facebook and the Street
Ron Jacobs | counterpunch.org | 2021-01-01
Ever since I signed onto Facebook twelve years ago, I've learned some interesting things about music, art, and sport. I've also engaged in intelligent and informative conversations with people about politics and the aforementioned topics. My original reason for signing up had to do with being able to see photos posted by family and friends.
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Donald the Culpable
Andrew Levine | counterpunch.org | 2021-01-01
To the best of my knowledge, Donald Trump has never actually shot anybody on Fifth Avenue, not yet anyway, though the thought of acting out that famous boast of his must surely have crossed his mind. The man is amoral and sadistic, and always looking for ways to show off what he can get away…
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Migration and Racism: Lessons From Antonio Gramsci, an interview with Peter Mayo
Paolo Vittoria | counterpunch.org | 2021-01-01
Italian political theorist and activist Antonio Gramsci, who died eighty-four years ago, in an Italy that was a far cry from the multiethnic country it is today, provides much grist for the mill when it comes to a complex analysis of migration and racism. He underscores the need to interpret migratory movements through complex analyses.
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Cuba welcomes 2021 in victory, introduces new monetary policy
Gloria La Riva | liberationnews.org | 2021-01-01
Today, January 1, the 62nd anniversary of Cuba's revolutionary victory, the government is implementing a sweeping economic policy with reorganization of the monetary system to promote more efficiency and greater production.
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As South African climate justice veterans fall, consciousness begins reviving, from below and across
Patrick Bond | mronline.org | 2021-01-01
On three days last week–December 23-25–South Africa's east coast province of KwaZulu-Natal (KZN) lost three of its clearest voices for social justice and environmental sanity: rural women's leader Sizani Ngubane (74), trade unionist Patrick Mkhize (60) and progressive activist Faith ka-Manzi (52).
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The Chaotic Life of Donald Trump
Richard C. Gross | counterpunch.org | 2021-01-01
A woman recently wrote a letter to my city's newspaper lamenting witnessing a driver reaching out his window to give money to a lawful panhandler on a street corner. As the panhandler went for it, the driver snatched it away and drove off. That's a basic Donald Trump move. The difference between him and that…
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Joliet sergeant indicted after releasing video of alleged police misconduct
Andrew Emett | nationofchange.org | 2021-01-01
"You arrest the sergeant for doing the right thing, but you don't arrest the officers for doing the wrong thing."
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Photo Essay: The Minneapolis George Floyd uprising
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As South African Climate Justice Veterans Fall, Consciousness Begins Reviving, From Below and Across
Patrick Bond | counterpunch.org | 2021-01-01
As South African climate justice veterans fall, consciousness begins reviving, from below and across Deaths of four frontline KwaZulu-Natal activists — and latest Durban oil refinery explosion — define 2021 battlegrounds On three days last week — December 23-25 — South Africa's east coast province of KwaZulu-Natal (KZN) lost three of its clearest voices for…
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Biden/Harris and the progressive case against a 'return to normal'
Derek Royden | nationofchange.org | 2021-01-01
Come January 20th, the American left will need to be ready to fight for a seat at the table in an incoming administration that seems less and less inclined to woo them the closer he gets to taking office.
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Victor Jara's Hands: An Anti-Fascist Memoir-festo and Brief Personal History of Neoliberalism
Desiree Hellegers | counterpunch.org | 2021-01-01
You can easily carbon date your friends on Facebook based on where they were during any major milestone in U.S. history. As a university professor teaching now for decades at what we euphemistically call a "land grant" university, many of my students these days were born after 9-11–into the U.S.'s seemingly endless "War on Terror." It's a war that some of their family members died in, but one that few of them seem to know much about.
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Two Dormant Volcanoes Raise Eruption Alarms in the Caribbean
telesurenglish.net | 2021-01-01
Two Caribbean volcanoes that had been dormant for decades in suddenly awoke, triggering eruption alerts in Martinique and St. Vincent & the Grenadines. | RELATED: | Climate Change: Industrial Slowdown Has Not Curbed CO2 Rise | Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency informed that La Soufriere volcano in Saint Vincent and the Grenadines could erupt within 24 hours. | "People living nearby should leave their homes immediately," authorities urged as they asked inhabitants to ke…
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Money as a Constitutional Project with Christine Desan
Scott Ferguson | mronline.org | 2021-01-01
In this episode we are joined by Christine Desan, Leo Goettlieb professor of law at Harvard Law School to discuss her excellent book, Making Money: Coin, Currency, and the Coming of Capitalism.
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Photo Essay: The Minneapolis George Floyd uprising
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Scotland To Return To the EU Soon, First Minister Sturgeon Vows
telesurenglish.net | 2021-01-01
The First Minister of Scotland Nicola Sturgeon asked the European Union (EU) to "keep the light on" because "Scotland will be back soon." | RELATED: | The United Kingdom Detaches From the European Union Today | The pro-independence politician tweeted that message after the Brexit transition period expired at 23: 00 GMT on December 31. | From that moment on, Scotland's trade relations and travel regulations with EU countries began to be ruled by the guidelines agreed in the new agreem…
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'Keep the light on' Sturgeon tells EU, suggesting Scotland might SECEDE from post-Brexit UK 'soon'
rt.com | 2021-01-01
Within minutes of Brexit taking effect, Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon tweeted a message to Brussels that Scotland might be rejoining the EU "soon," following up on a recent demand for another independence referendum. | "Scotland will be back soon, Europe. Keep the light on," Sturgeon said as clocks struck midnight in Brussels and the UK's exit from the European Union became official on Friday. | | Scotland will be back soon, Europe. Keep the light on üè¥Û ÅßÛ Å¢&Uci…
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'Keep the Light On': Scottish FM Sturgeon Tweets to EU 'Scotland Will Be Back Soon'
sputniknews.com | 2021-01-01
The Scottish Parliament rejected UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson's post-Brexit trade deal on Wednesday, and last month the Conservative leader smeared Scotland's devolved power as a "disaster" for the country.
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Biden Cabinet Picks Blinken and Yellen Each Made Over $1 Million From Corporate Clients and Speeches
Jessica Corbett, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2021-01-01
"This crap is why Washington doesn't change," said one critic in response to the new financial disclosures. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
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Welcome 2021! Go Away, 2020!
Diane Ravitch | commondreams.org | 2021-01-01
Four years of the worst, most malicious, most demagogic, most crooked, most lying president in American history will come to an end in less than three weeks. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
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81 Senators Vote to Override Trump Veto of NDAA as GOP Continues to Block $2,000 Relief Checks
Jessica Corbett, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2021-01-01
"At a time when so many Americans are facing economic desperation," said Sen. Bernie Sanders, "it is tragic that the Republican leadership has turned their backs on the working families of this country." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
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Iraq Today Is a Nightmare That Americans Largely Sleep Through
Kelley Beaucar Vlahos | commondreams.org | 2021-01-01
"It is part of the American way of making war, arriving unwanted in a third world country with promises to liberate, and then leaving as our domestic politics (or just losing) turn that war into an unwanted child." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
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UK MPs Nominate Cuban Doctors For Nobel Peace Prize
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The Cuba Solidarity Campaign in the United Kingdom announced Thursday that four more members of the British Parliament have nominated the Cuban doctors for the 2021 Nobel Peace Prize. | According to a message spread through Twitter, MPs from Liverpool Paula Barker, Ian Byrne, Kim Johnson and Dan Carden joined other MPs and academics from the UK who had previously formally nominated the Henry Reeve International Medical Brigade from Cuba for the award. | The online petition, published by the solidarity campaign on its website, had accumulated by November's end, more than 6,400 signatures of legislators, academics,…
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UK Will Remain EU's Friend, Ally After Brexit — Macron
sputniknews.com | 2021-01-01
PARIS (Sputnik) — The United Kingdom will remain the friend and ally of the European Union after completing its withdrawal from the union, French President Emmanuel Macron said.
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EU, UK learn to live without each other at dawn of new era
Online News Editor | laprensalatina.com | 2021-01-01
London/Brussels, Jan 1 (efe-epa).- The European Union and the United Kingdom brought in the new year on Friday, which also marked the first day of their new, post-Brexit relationship after almost half a century together. Having struggled — and ultimately failed — to live together, now they will have to learn to live without each …
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Reproductive Rights Advocates Say Ohio Fetal Remains Bill Is Unconstitutional
Staff | truthout.org | 2021-01-01
Reproductive rights and civil liberties groups condemned as "unconstitutional and medically unnecessary" a bill signed into law Wednesday by Republican Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine requiring the burial or cremation of fetal remains resulting from abortion. | Senate Bill 27, an update of a 1975 law, requires the "humane disposition of the product of human conception" — specifically, any "zygote, blas…
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US recent moves in region 'sign of fear: Badr Org. Chief says
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2021-01-01
TEHRAN, Jan. 01 (MNA) — Head of Iraq's Badr Organization Hadi Al-Amiri said that the recent moves of the United States in the region are a sign of fear.
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IRGC Quds Force achievements led to security in Iran, region
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2021-01-01
TEHRAN, Jan. 01 (MNA) — Salient achievements of Islamic Revolutionary Guards Crops (IRGC) Quds Force have led to the lasting and sustainable security both in Iran and the region.
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Iraqi army arrests 10 ISIL's Takfiri elements in Nineveh Gov
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2021-01-01
TEHRAN, Jan. 01 (MNA) — Iraqi army forces identified and arrested 10 Takfiri elements of ISIL terrorist group during an operation in Nineveh Province.
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Terror of Soleimani, testament to US ruinous role in region
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2021-01-01
TEHRAN, Jan. 01 (MNA) — The Embassy of Islamic Republic of Iran in Norway issued a statement on Thu., stating that assassination of Iran's top commander Martyr Gen. Soleimani is a testament to US destructive role in the region.
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Iraqi army arrests 10 ISIL's Takfiri elements in Nineveh Gov
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2021-01-01
TEHRAN, Jan. 01 (MNA) — Iraqi army forces identified and arrested 10 Takfiri elements of ISIL terrorist group during an operation in Nineveh Province.
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1st VP felicitates world Christians on New Year
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2021-01-01
TEHRAN, Jan. 01 (MNA) — Iran's First Vice President Es'hagh Jahangiri in a message on Wed. congratulated the world nations on the advent of New Christian Year and the followers of Prophet of Peace Jesus Christ (PBUH) especially Christian compatriots.
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Three people dead in stabbing incident in London
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2021-01-01
TEHRAN, Jan. 01 (MNA) — Three people were injured in a stabbing incident that took place in London at the beginning of New Year.
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1st martyrdom anniversary of Gen. Soleimani kicks off
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2021-01-01
TEHRAN, Jan. 01 (MNA) — The first martyrdom anniversary of former Iran's IRGC Quds Force Commander started in Tehran on Fri. in the presence of state and military officials and a great number of families of martyrs at Tehran University.
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Intl. figures talk of most significant 2020 developments
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2021-01-01
TEHRAN, Jan. 01 (MNA) — While many believe that 2020 has been a year full of important and influential events in many aspects of human life, others consider 2020 the worst year ever that you would never want to revisit it.
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Iran warns of US military adventurism in Persian Gulf
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2021-01-01
TEHRAN, Jan. 01 (MNA) –Iran's Permanent Mission in the United Nations warned the Security Council of increasing US military adventurism in the Persian Gulf.
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Terror of Soleimani, testament to US ruinous role in region
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2021-01-01
TEHRAN, Jan. 01 (MNA) — The Embassy of Islamic Republic of Iran in Norway issued a statement on Thu., stating that assassination of Iran's top commander Martyr Gen. Soleimani is a testament to US destructive role in the region.
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Blood of martyr Gen. Soleimani heralds liberation of Al-Quds
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2021-01-01
TEHRAN, Jan. 01 (MNA) — Grand Mufti of Syria Sheikh Ahmad Badreddin Hassoun said that blood of Martyr Lt. Gen. Qassem Soleimani heralds liberation of Al-Quds.
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Senior Iranian cleric 'Ayatollah Mesbah-Yazdi' passes away
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2021-01-01
TEHRAN, Jan. 01 (MNA) — Senior Iranian cleric 'Ayatollah Mohammad-Taghi Mesbah-Yazdi', Head of Imam Khomeini (RA) Educational and Research Institute and Member of Assembly of Experts passed away at the age of 86 on Friday evening.
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Gen. Soleimani spirit of martyrdom a model in proving freedom
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2021-01-01
TEHRAN, Jan. 01 (MNA) — Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI) in a message said that Lt. Gen. Soleimani's spirit of martyrdom is a convincing model in providing freedom.
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IRGC Quds Force achievements led to security in Iran, region
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2021-01-01
TEHRAN, Jan. 01 (MNA) — Salient achievements of Islamic Revolutionary Guards Crops (IRGC) Quds Force have led to the lasting and sustainable security both in Iran and the region.
en.mehrnews.com/news/167920/IRGC-Quds-Fo…

Path of Resistance not to change with US mischief: Ghaani
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2021-01-01
TEHRAN, Jan. 01 (MNA) –Iran's IRGC Quds Force Commander Esmaeil Ghaani said that the path of IRGC Quds Force and Resistance will not change with evils and mischief of the United States.
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1st martyrdom anniversary of Gen. Soleimani marked in Tehran
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2021-01-01
TEHRAN, Jan. 01 (MNA) — The 1st anniversary of martyrdom of former IRGC Quds Force Commander Lt. Gen. Soleimani and Second-in-Command of Iraq's Popular Mobilization Units (PMU) Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis was held at Tehran University's Campus on Fri.
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1st VP felicitates world Christians on New Year
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2021-01-01
TEHRAN, Jan. 01 (MNA) — Iran's First Vice President Es'hagh Jahangiri in a message on Wed. congratulated the world nations on the advent of New Christian Year and the followers of Prophet of Peace Jesus Christ (PBUH) especially Christian compatriots.
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Gen. Soleimani's School must be clarified for generations
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2021-01-01
TEHRAN, Jan. 01 (MNA) — Iranian Judiciary Chief Seyyed Ebrahim Raeisi said that various aspects of Martyr Lt. Gen. Soleimani must be explained to the present and future generations.
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Gen. Soleimani spirit of martyrdom a model in proving freedom
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2021-01-01
TEHRAN, Jan. 01 (MNA) — Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI) in a message said that Lt. Gen. Soleimani's spirit of martyrdom is a convincing model in providing freedom.
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Briefing on Iran's daily developments
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2021-01-01
TEHRAN, Jan. 01 (MNA) — The following are the Islamic Republic of Iran's latest developments in the last 24 hours.
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Martyr Gen. Soleimani stood against Western plots in region
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2021-01-01
TEHRAN, Jan. 01 (MNA) — Representative of the Palestinian Islamic Jihad Resistance Movement (Hamas) said that Martyr Lt. Gen. Soleimani firmly stood against the plots hatched by western countries in the region.
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Cowardice in killing foreign leaders, 'US-Israeli trademark'
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2021-01-01
TEHRAN, Jan. 01 (MNA) — Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman said that cowardice in assassinating foreign leaders is a US-Israeli trademark.
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US maximum pressure policy against Iran 'failed': Ulyanov
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2021-01-01
TEHRAN, Jan. 01 (MNA) — Russia's Permanent Representative to International Organizations in Vienna said that maximum pressure policy exerted by the United States against Iran did not produce any positive result and failed.
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Gen. Soleimani's School must be clarified for generations
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2021-01-01
TEHRAN, Jan. 01 (MNA) — Iranian Judiciary Chief Seyyed Ebrahim Raeisi said that various aspects of Martyr Lt. Gen. Soleimani must be explained to the present and future generations.
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Iran fully ready to confront any US move in region: IRGC cmdr
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2021-01-01
TEHRAN, Jan. 01 (MNA) — Chief Commander of the Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) said that Armed Forces of the country is fully prepared to give a crushing response to any US anti-Iran move in the region.
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Blood of martyr Soleimani to accelerate annihilation of US
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2021-01-01
TEHRAN, Jan. 01 (MNA) — Iran's Army issued a statement on the occasion of 1st anniversary of martyrdom of former IRGC Quds Force Commander Lt. Gen. Soleimani, stating that blood of martyr Gen. Soleimani will accelerate annihilation of United States.
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Senior Iranian cleric 'Ayatollah Mesbah-Yazdi' passes away
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2021-01-01
TEHRAN, Jan. 01 (MNA) — Senior Iranian cleric 'Ayatollah Mohammad-Taghi Mesbah-Yazdi', Head of Imam Khomeini (RA) Educational and Research Institute and Member of Assembly of Experts passed away at the age of 86 on Friday evening.
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Intl. figures talk of most significant 2020 developments
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2021-01-01
TEHRAN, Jan. 01 (MNA) — While many believe that 2020 has been a year full of important and influential events in many aspects of human life, others consider 2020 the worst year ever that you would never want to revisit it.
en.mehrnews.com/news/167894/Intl-figures…

Cowardice in killing foreign leaders, 'US-Israeli trademark'
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2021-01-01
TEHRAN, Jan. 01 (MNA) — Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman said that cowardice in assassinating foreign leaders is a US-Israeli trademark.
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Armenia suspends import of Turkish goods
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2021-01-01
TEHRAN, Jan. 01 (MNA) — Yerevan government suspended the import of Turkish –made goods to Armenia for six months in response to Turkish military support for the Republic of Azerbaijan.
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VIDEO: Dozens of cars set on fire on eve of New Year
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2021-01-01
TEHRAN, Jan. 01 (MNA) — At least 30 cars were set on fire in the city of Strasbourg on New Year's Eve following annual violence and sabotage in various French cities.
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Iran warns of US military adventurism in Persian Gulf
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2021-01-01
TEHRAN, Jan. 01 (MNA) –Iran's Permanent Mission in the United Nations warned the Security Council of increasing US military adventurism in the Persian Gulf.
en.mehrnews.com/news/167902/Iran-warns-o…

US recent moves in region 'sign of fear: Badr Org. Chief says
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2021-01-01
TEHRAN, Jan. 01 (MNA) — Head of Iraq's Badr Organization Hadi Al-Amiri said that the recent moves of the United States in the region are a sign of fear.
en.mehrnews.com/news/167917/US-recent-mo…

Martyr Gen. Soleimani stood against Western plots in region
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2021-01-01
TEHRAN, Jan. 01 (MNA) — Representative of the Palestinian Islamic Jihad Resistance Movement (Hamas) said that Martyr Lt. Gen. Soleimani firmly stood against the plots hatched by western countries in the region.
en.mehrnews.com/news/167909/Martyr-Gen-S…

Iran fully ready to confront any US move in region: IRGC cmdr
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2021-01-01
TEHRAN, Jan. 01 (MNA) — Chief Commander of the Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) said that Armed Forces of the country is fully prepared to give a crushing response to any US anti-Iran move in the region.
en.mehrnews.com/news/167911/Iran-fully-r…

VIDEO: Dozens of cars set on fire on eve of New Year
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2021-01-01
TEHRAN, Jan. 01 (MNA) — At least 30 cars were set on fire in the city of Strasbourg on New Year's Eve following annual violence and sabotage in various French cities.
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Path of Resistance not to change with US mischief: Ghaani
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2021-01-01
TEHRAN, Jan. 01 (MNA) –Iran's IRGC Quds Force Commander Esmaeil Ghaani said that the path of IRGC Quds Force and Resistance will not change with evils and mischief of the United States.
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Three people dead in stabbing incident in London
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2021-01-01
TEHRAN, Jan. 01 (MNA) — Three people were injured in a stabbing incident that took place in London at the beginning of New Year.
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Mural of martyr Lt. Gen. Qassem Soleimani unveiled in Tehran
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2021-01-01
TEHRAN, Jan. 01 (MNA) — The unveiling ceremony of mural of martyr Lt. Gen. Qassem Soleimani was held at District 5 Municipality of Tehran on Fri. in the presence of Imam Khomeini Relief Foundation (IKRF) Chief and a number of Tehran councilors.
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Iran to bring Gen. Soleimani's assassins to justice: FM
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2021-01-01
TEHRAN, Jan. 01 (MNA) — Iranian Foreign Ministry in a message stressed that Iran will not rest until perpetrators of assassinating Lt. Gen. Qassem Soleimani are brought to justice.
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Martyrdom anniversary of martyrs of resistance held in Syria
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2021-01-01
TEHRAN, Jan. 01 (MNA) — The 1st martyrdom anniversary of former IRGC Quds Forces Commander Qassem Soleimani and Second-in-Command of Iraq's Popular Mobilization Units Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis was held in Syria's Al Bukamal.
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US responsible for consequences of any possible adventurism
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2021-01-01
TEHRAN, Jan. 01 (MNA) — Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said that the United States would be held responsible for consequences of any possible adventurism in the region.
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US maximum pressure policy against Iran 'failed': Ulyanov
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2021-01-01
TEHRAN, Jan. 01 (MNA) — Russia's Permanent Representative to International Organizations in Vienna said that maximum pressure policy exerted by the United States against Iran did not produce any positive result and failed.
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1st martyrdom anniversary of Gen. Soleimani marked in Tehran
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2021-01-01
TEHRAN, Jan. 01 (MNA) — The 1st anniversary of martyrdom of former IRGC Quds Force Commander Lt. Gen. Soleimani and Second-in-Command of Iraq's Popular Mobilization Units (PMU) Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis was held at Tehran University's Campus on Fri.
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Iran to bring Gen. Soleimani's assassins to justice: FM
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2021-01-01
TEHRAN, Jan. 01 (MNA) — Iranian Foreign Ministry in a message stressed that Iran will not rest until perpetrators of assassinating Lt. Gen. Qassem Soleimani are brought to justice.
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Blood of martyr Gen. Soleimani heralds liberation of Al-Quds
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2021-01-01
TEHRAN, Jan. 01 (MNA) — Grand Mufti of Syria Sheikh Ahmad Badreddin Hassoun said that blood of Martyr Lt. Gen. Qassem Soleimani heralds liberation of Al-Quds.
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Mural of martyr Lt. Gen. Qassem Soleimani unveiled in Tehran
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2021-01-01
TEHRAN, Jan. 01 (MNA) — The unveiling ceremony of mural of martyr Lt. Gen. Qassem Soleimani was held at District 5 Municipality of Tehran on Fri. in the presence of Imam Khomeini Relief Foundation (IKRF) Chief and a number of Tehran councilors.
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Armenia suspends import of Turkish goods
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2021-01-01
TEHRAN, Jan. 01 (MNA) — Yerevan government suspended the import of Turkish –made goods to Armenia for six months in response to Turkish military support for the Republic of Azerbaijan.
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Martyrdom anniversary of martyrs of resistance held in Syria
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2021-01-01
TEHRAN, Jan. 01 (MNA) — The 1st martyrdom anniversary of former IRGC Quds Forces Commander Qassem Soleimani and Second-in-Command of Iraq's Popular Mobilization Units Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis was held in Syria's Al Bukamal.
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Like 2020, "Revolution of the Daleks" is dark. The heroic Captain Jack insists "hope is still there"
Melanie McFarland | salon.com | 2021-01-01
Salon talks to "Doctor Who" guest star John Barrowman and Mandip Gill about its relevant holiday special…
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In its third season, "Cobra Kai's" one-note villain knocks it off its game
Melanie McFarland | salon.com | 2021-01-01
With too much Kreese in its wheels, the series flattens out all the layers that once made it great…
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The sustainability challenges that threaten the agave industry
Ryan Nebeker | salon.com | 2021-01-01
The growing demand for agave has led some farmers to turn to environmentally taxing production methods…
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Best of 2020: My houseplant garden is a tiny national park Donald Trump can never destroy
Alex Dew | salon.com | 2021-01-01
Our 2020 retrospective continues with this meditation on what is and is not possible for one individual to save…
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The key to a successful "Dry January"
Nicole Karlis | salon.com | 2021-01-01
Salon spoke with the author with the "The Dry Challenge" about the benefits of a one-month sobriety campaign…
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America's essential connection to cornbread
Chris Scott | salon.com | 2021-01-01
"Cornbread. Ain't nothing wrong with that." The joke from Chris Rock's standup act rings true…
salon.com/2021/01/01/americas-essential-…

Yet another audit of Georgia's election fails to find evidence of fraud
Alex Henderson | salon.com | 2021-01-01
Audit of absentee ballot signatures in Georgia finds no evidence of voter fraud…
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Kelly Loeffler's extensive ties to the energy sector suggest major conflict of interest
Roger Sollenberger | salon.com | 2021-01-01
Loeffler was named to Georgia Power board of directors two months before she had to leave for the Senate…
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Brexit deal done: What's in it and where next for the UK and EU?>
Andrew Glencross | salon.com | 2021-01-01
While the UK claims it will have full political and economic independence on Jan. 1, the reality is more complex…
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"Those of us who don't die are going to quit": Overwhelmed hospitals and the nurse who lost hope
J. David McSwane | salon.com | 2021-01-01
Supply shortages remain so severe that nurse Kristen Cline reuses her N95 for shifts as her hospital buckles…
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Top 10 reasons why making year-end lists won't save America
Chauncey DeVega | salon.com | 2021-01-01
List-making is a way to assert control in the face of uncertainty. But in 2021, America faces more difficult tasks…
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WorkWeek Exposes Racist & Corrupt SF City Health Service System Boss Mitch Griggs
WorkWeek | indybay.org | 2021-01-01
WorkWeek on Thursday 12/31/20 at 12 noon on San Francisco's KPOO 94.1 FM www.kpoo.com will have guests who expose the systemic racism and corruption at the San Francisco City Health Service System run by Mitch Griggs and also at the Department of Public Health. Joining the show will be the new editor of the SF Bay View Malik Washington who broke the story of the racist terrorism against SF City Health Service worker Malika Alima. Also joining the show will be SFCC Department of Public Health nurse and whistleblower W.D. Flient.
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Three Iraqi Servicemen Killed in Blast in Northern Kirkuk Province – Source
sputniknews.com | 2021-01-01
BAGHDAD (Sputnik) -Three Iraqi servicemen were killed by an explosive device in the northern Iraqi province of Kirkuk, a source in the country's security service told Sputnik on Friday.
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Three Iraqi Servicemen Killed in Blast in Northern Kirkuk Province – Source
sputniknews.com | 2021-01-01
BAGHDAD (Sputnik) -Three Iraqi servicemen were killed by an explosive device in the northern Iraqi province of Kirkuk, a source in the country's security service told Sputnik on Friday.
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UN calls for international monitors to oversee Libya ceasefire
MEE and agencies | middleeasteye.net | 2021-01-01
UN calls for international monitors to oversee Libya ceasefire | Antonio Guterres asks African Union, European Union and Arab League to contribute civilians and retired soldiers | MEE and agencies | Fri, 01/01/2021 – 17: 01 | Guterres calls on all nations to respect UN arms embargo on Libya (Reuters) | The United Nations called for international monitors to support a fragile ceasefire in Libya, in the hope t…
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The power of soil: How our precarious climate shaped the Arab Spring
Olivia Lazard | middleeasteye.net | 2021-01-01
The power of soil: How our precarious climate shaped the Arab Spring | Olivia Lazard | Fri, 01/01/2021 – 18: 40 | The history of the Middle East, and the recent teachings of the 2010-11 uprisings, highlight an important lesson: Ignore ecological integrity at your peril | In 149 BC, Marcus Porcius Cato – a politician, soldier and citizen dedicated to the study of agriculture – saw a major goal realised when Rome
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Israeli forces shoot Palestinian in neck as they attempt to confiscate generator
Sheren Khalel | middleeasteye.net | 2021-01-01
Israeli forces shoot Palestinian in neck as they attempt to confiscate generator | Harun Abu Aram, 24, is hospitalised in critical condition after being shot while trying to stop Israeli forces from seizing electric generator | Sheren Khalel | Fri, 01/01/2021 – 19: 26 | Harun Abu Aram is hospitalised and in critical condition (Screenshot) | Israeli forces shot a 24-year-old Palestinian man in the neck on Friday as…
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Qatar tells UN Security Council of repeated Bahraini violations of its territory
MEE staff | middleeasteye.net | 2021-01-01
Qatar tells UN Security Council of repeated Bahraini violations of its territory | Move is the second time in less than a week that Doha has informed the UN about such allegations against Manama | MEE staff | Fri, 01/01/2021 – 12: 31 | Alya bint Ahmed Al Thani, the Qatari permanent representative to the UN, called on top UN officials to put an end 'to the tendentious Bahraini violations' (Social media) | Qatar's Foreign M…
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UN calls for international monitors to oversee Libya ceasefire
MEE and agencies | middleeasteye.net | 2021-01-01
UN calls for international monitors to oversee Libya ceasefire | Antonio Guterres called for the African Union, European Union and Arab League to contribute civilians and retired soldiers | MEE and agencies | Fri, 01/01/2021 – 17: 01 | Antonio Guterres called on all nations to respect the UN arms embargo on Libya (Reuters) | The United Nations is calling for international monitors to support a fragile ceasef…
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Sudan declares full control of border territory settled by Ethiopians
MEE and agencies | middleeasteye.net | 2021-01-01
Sudan declares full control of border territory settled by Ethiopians | After weeks of clashes, Sudan says it now controls all its territory in the al-Fashqa area settled by Ethiopian farmers | MEE and agencies | Fri, 01/01/2021 – 10: 45 | Sudan's General Abdelfattah al-Burhan said his troops had not left the country's territory and that Khartoum was looking to solve the issue of trespassing farmers through…
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Breakfast Table With Jewish Newsletters
Wallace Shawn | thenation.com | 2021-01-01
Breakfast Table With Jewish Newsletters…
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US withdraws aircraft carrier from Middle East amid tensions with Iran
Online News Editor | laprensalatina.com | 2021-01-01
Washington, Dec 31 (efe-epa).- The Pentagon on Thursday said it was calling back its only navy aircraft carrier operating in the Middle East, in a move that surprised many observers because it would reduce United States' military power in the region amid escalating tensions with Iran. The decision comes as Washington fears that Iran may …
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Kim sends 'heartfelt' New Year's letter to North Korean people
Online News Editor | laprensalatina.com | 2021-01-01
Seoul, Jan 1 (efe-epa).- North Korean leader Kim Jong-un sent a letter to the citizens of the hermetic Asian country, wishing them happiness and good health in the New Year, state media reported on Friday. The letters replaced his traditional New Year's speech and come on the eve of an important party congress. "I extend …
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Myanmar rebels free 3 abducted politicians in Rakhine
Online News Editor | laprensalatina.com | 2021-01-01
Yangon, Myanmar, Jan 1 (efe-epa).- Guerrillas of the Arakan Army on Friday released three politicians of the ruling party in Myanmar who were kidnapped during the election campaign in October, officials said. "We are told that our candidates have been released but they have not called us yet. We understand that they are in a …
laprensalatina.com/myanmar-rebels-free-3…

Mexicans say bye to 2020 at jammed hospitals waiting for news of relatives
Online News Editor | laprensalatina.com | 2021-01-01
By Cristina Sanchez Reyes Mexico City, Dec 31 (efe-epa).- Many families are spending the last day of 2020 at the doors of hospitals in Mexico City, which are on the verge of overflowing, waiting for any encouraging news about the health situation of their loved ones both inside and waiting to be admitted. Veronica Rojas …
laprensalatina.com/mexicans-say-bye-to-2…

Organizations Diverting Food Waste To Provide Meals For People In Need
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2021-01-01
One-third of the world's food is wasted, according to the United Nations (UN). That number jumps to 40 percent in the United States–enough to feed 2 billion people. | Uneaten food has dire consequences for the planet: decomposing waste releases methane, a potent greenhouse gas. According to the UN, if food waste was its own country, it would be the third-largest emitter of greenhouse gas in the world, after the United States and China. | And yet, a recent Census Bureau survey finds that 1 in 8 Americans is struggling to secure reliable, nutritious food. | "There's no shortage of food," Regina Anderson, Exec…
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As South African climate justice veterans fall, consciousness begins reviving, from below and across
Patrick Bond | zcomm.org | 2021-01-01
Deaths of four frontline KwaZulu-Natal activists — and latest Durban oil refinery explosion — define 2021 battlegrounds…
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Selling Weapons — The Most Corrupt Industry in the World
Rod Driver | zcomm.org | 2021-01-01
The US government has the highest military spending in the world, with approximately one-third of the world's military expenditure…
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Argentina Legalizes Abortion in Landmark Moment for Women's Rights
Tom Phillips | zcomm.org | 2021-01-01
The victory is the result of five years of mass protest marches by Argentina's grassroots women's movement, which began as a Twitter campaign against gender violence…
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How Austerity Is Re-Shaping Work Regimes
Thomas Klikauer | zcomm.org | 2021-01-01
In the period since 2010, when Austerity mania took over government policies fuelled by media calls to balance the books, the capital-media alliance has been a winning ticket…
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The History of Anarchism in 8 Minutes
reddebrek | dissidentvoice.org | 2021-01-01
A short video on the Anarchist movement throughout history to the modern day.
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Independent Britain's first day: Channel traffic smooth on French & UK sides as new post-Brexit era begins
rt.com | 2021-01-01
Despite fears of a transport collapse, freight traffic across the Channel continued without major hold-ups and complications in the first hours of Friday after the UK officially quit the EU customs union. | Hundreds of lorries have already travelled between France and Britain in both directions through the Channel Tunnel, while dozens more have been transported by ferries. | "The traffic was strong enough for an exceptional and historic night," a spokesman for Getlink, the Channel Tunnel's operator, told AFP, adding that "everything went well." | Due to Britain no longer being part of the EU customs union, the…
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Professor Sir Mark Walport named as Imperial College AHSC chair
imperial.ac.uk | 2021-01-01
Professor Sir Mark Walport, has been appointed chair of the Imperial College Academic Health Science Centre (AHSC) Strategic Partnership Board.
imperial.ac.uk/news/211353/professor-sir-mark-walport-named-imperial