Daily Archives: January 9, 2021

2021-01-09: News Headlines

Binoy Kampmark (2021-01-09). Trump, Insurrections and the 25th Amendment. dissidentvoice.org How strange it must have seemed for US lawmakers to be suddenly facing what was described as a "mob", not so much storming as striding into the Capitol with angry purpose. A terrified security force proved understaffed and overwhelmed. Members of Congress hid. Five people lost their lives. With the US imperium responsible for fostering …

Labor Video Project (2021-01-09). Insurrection, The Coup & The Working Class With Professor Francis Boyle. indybay.org WorkWeek interviews Professor Frances Boyle about the insurrection and coup and what should be done about it.

Staff (2021-01-09). More Cops and Big Tech-Led Deplatforming Won't Help Us Defeat the Far Right. truthout.org So, this is what a latter-day insurrection looks like: the crowd waving their mobile phones. Mirror are smashed, boots are stamped on

Jessica Corbett (2021-01-09). Why impeach Trump at this late date? One word, says Bernie Sanders: 'Precedent'. nationofchange.org "It must be made clear that no president, now or in the future, can lead an insurrection against the U.S. government."

Mike Walter (2021-01-09). The Heat: Calls of second impeachment for President Trump. america.cgtn.com Two days after the violence at the U.S. Capitol, President Trump talks about a peaceful transfer of power while politicians discuss the possibility of impeaching him again.

_____ (2021-01-09). The Pointless Putsch. popularresistance.org If the people who stormed the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday, and eventually overtook the Capitol, quite easily by the way, with police literally opening gates for them, snapping some selfies, and participating in a few friendly shoving matches before ceding the building completely. | If those people stormed the Capitol because their government had abandoned them for nearly a year while an unprecedented pandemic ravaged the country. | If they stormed the Capitol because the government shut down their jobs and asked them to stay home but didn't provide stimulus to replace their lost income, didn't provide rent relief,…

RR (2021-01-09). Outrage Over Coup Attempt Aired with Projections on Twitter HQ, Moscone Center and Federal Bldg in SF. indybay.org Projectionist @aemarling has "always advocated for protecting lives by banning [Trump's] white supremacist ass" from Twitter. Twitter headquarters in San Francisco was his first target for projections, but far from his last.

The Canary (2021-01-09). Scientists warn that national lockdown needs to be stricter. thecanary.co The national lockdown needs to be toughened further to have a similar impact on case numbers as the March shutdown, scientists have said. | A more infectious variant, coupled with the usual winter pressures, requires stricter measures than the ones announced by Boris Johnson for England this month, the experts warned. Similar lockdown measures are in place across Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland. | Activity: | Professor Robert West, a participant in the Scientific Pandemic Influenza Group on Behaviours (SPI-B), said the current restrictions are "still allowing a lot of activity which is spreading the…

Refuse Fascism Bay Area (2021-01-09). Saturday 1/9: Car Caravan — No Fascist Coup! indybay.org Starts at City Hall‚Ä¢ 1 Dr Carlton B Goodlett Pl, San Francisco, CA 94102 | then follows a route through the Castro and Mission districts. Lasts about 1.5 hours but you don't have to do the entire route.

Prof Michel Chossudovsky (2021-01-09). Joe Biden and the Post-Corona "Great Reset". The Protest Movement. globalresearch.ca Author's Note | In the wake of the Wednesday January 6, 2021 Capitol Hill Event, we must reflect on what a Joe Biden Administration will look like. | Joe Biden was not duly elected, he was selected. He is a groomed …

Prof Michel Chossudovsky (2021-01-09). Joe Biden and the Post-Corona "Great Reset". The Protest Movement. globalresearch.ca Author's Note | In the immediate wake of the Wednesday January 6, 2021 Capitol Hill Event, we must reflect on what a Joe Biden Administration will look like. | Joe Biden was not duly elected, he was selected. He is a …

_____ (2021-01-09). False Equivalencies Re Antifa/Fascism. popularresistance.org I read Glenn Greenwald's latest article titled "Violence in the Capitol, Dangers in the Aftermath" and found myself nodding in agreement with 95% of what he wrote. But there was one big problem with this article that I just couldn't leave alone — so here I am with a little note on a big problem. | The issue I have comes at the end of his piece where he severely downplays the threats of right-wing violence while simultaneously raising the threat level of left-wing violence. He writes: "there are right-wing activists filled with rage and who are willing to engage in violence. Some of them are dangerous (just…

Peter Gowan (2021-01-09). The Police Enabled the Far-Right Mob That Violently Stormed the Capitol Building. zcomm.org The far-right mob that took over the Capitol never would have gotten past the front door if the federal police hadn't allowed them to storm in. The simple fact is that left-wing protesters get treated with brutality, while right-wing protesters get coddled…

Sharon Kelly (2021-01-09). Climate deniers moved rapidly to spread misinformation during and after attack on US Capitol. nationofchange.org The disinformation-fueled movement backing him is extremely unlikely to simply fade away…

Peoples Dispatch (2021-01-09). DC Riot: Resignations and the question "Where were the police" peoplesdispatch.org A day after the riots in the US Capitol building, the death toll has risen to 5, several high-ranking officials in Trump's administration have resigned.

David W. Mathisen (2021-01-09). Video: The Capitol Hill Fiasco 2021. globalresearch.ca The supposed "Storming of the Capitol" on January 06, 2021 does not make any sense on its face: there is simply no way a gaggle of "protesters" can burst into the Capitol Building unless they are deliberately allowed to do so. Footage shown during the event has all the appearances of drama: stage-acting.

Eds. (2021-01-09). Fascism, fascisation, antifascism. mronline.org Fascism can be classically defined as an ideology, a movement and a regime.

Ann Danaiya Usher (2021-01-09). [World Report] Health systems neglected by COVID-19 donors. thelancet.com The Access to COVID-19 Tools Accelerator is short of billions of dollars, and the funds committed so far are skewed towards vaccines, with little for health systems. Ann Danaiya Usher reports.

Aitana Juan-Giner, Derick Kimathi, Kyra H Grantz, Mainga Hamaluba, Patrick Kazooba, Patricia Njuguna, Gamou Fall, Moussa Dia, Ndeye S Bob, Thomas P Monath, Alan D Barrett, Joachim Hombach, Edgar M Mulogo, Immaculate Ampeire, Henry K Karanja, Dan Nyehangane, Juliet Mwanga-Amumpaire, Derek A T Cummings, Philip Bejon, George M Warimwe, Rebecca F Grais (2021-01-09). [Articles] Immunogenicity and safety of fractional doses of yellow fever vaccines: a randomised, double-blind, non-inferiority trial. thelancet.com Fractional doses of all WHO-prequalified yellow fever vaccines were non-inferior to the standard dose in inducing seroconversion 28 days after vaccination, with no major safety concerns. These results support the use of fractional dosage in the general adult population for outbreak response in situations of vaccine shortage.

MEE staff (2021-01-09). Twitter blocks China embassy tweet for 'dehumanising' Uighur women. middleeasteye.net Twitter blocks China embassy tweet for 'dehumanising' Uighur women | China's embassy in the United States claimed Uighur women were no longer 'baby-making' machines | Sat, 01/09/2021 – 15: 41 | Thousands used the tweet to highlight reports of Uighur women going through 'forced sterilisations' (AFP) | Twitter blocked a tweet on Saturday made by China's embassy in the United States which claimed that Uighur wome…

John V. Walsh (2021-01-09). Infamous US Record during Covid-19 Pandemic. dissidentvoice.org A health worker conducts a nucleic acid test on a resident in Chengdu, in western China's Sichuan province, on December 8, 2020, after new Covid-19 cases were detected in the city. Almost from the start, China has responded rapidly to outbreaks. Photo: AFP / STR December 11, 2020, is another December day that should "live …

Richard P G ten Broek, Pepijn Krielen, Harry van Goor (2021-01-09). [Correspondence] Adhesions after open and laparoscopic abdominal surgery — Authors' reply. thelancet.com Kjetil Sà∏reide and colleagues raise concerns about overestimating the positive effects of laparoscopy on adhesion-related morbidity in the SCAR update.1 They highlight that, when comparing outcomes of laparoscopy with those of open surgery, case selection might jeopardise the generalisability of the results.

Democracy (2021-01-09). 137 Types Of Republican Vote Fraud, Election Theft In 2020 And For 200 Yrs Before. indybay.org Republicans this year falsely projected onto Democrats categories of crimes which the GOP has commited for 220 Years…

Staff (2021-01-09). I Showed Raffensperger Evidence of Wrongful Voter Purges. He Ignored It. truthout.org Atlanta — Georgia's Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger The record says otherwise. Republican Raffensperger did all he could leading up to the election to su…

Richard Horton (2021-01-09). [Comment] Offline: The cosmopolitan state. thelancet.com Britain feels broken. Broken by COVID-19. Broken by Brexit. Broken by the lies that have been dripped into British political debates these past 5 years. Those scientists and doctors who voted to remain in the European Union—perhaps based on a belief in the public value of research and clinical networks that have been painstakingly built over half a century between the UK and its European neighbours—were accused of Project Fear. But now that the UK has finally left the EU, with the thinnest of thin deals, one can look back and say that the arguments to leave were themselves based on nothing but fear[md…

Kathy Durkin (2021-01-09). Argentina: Women's movement wins free, legal abortions. workers.org Thousands of women cheered, jumped and cried tears of joy when the Argentinian Senate in the country's capital of Buenos Aires voted to legalize abortion on Dec. 30. The lower house of Congress had passed the legislation backing the right to abortion earlier the same month. Women celebrate passage of . . . |

Amy Booth (2021-01-09). [World Report] Argentina to legalise elective abortion. thelancet.com In a landmark vote for women in the region, Argentina's senate has passed a law allowing abortion in the first 14 weeks of pregnancy. Amy Booth reports from Buenos Aires.

The Canary (2021-01-09). Ministers face calls to support university students with rent rebates for their empty rooms. thecanary.co Ministers and university leaders are facing calls to offer rent rebates to students amid the lockdown. | The government has said the majority of university students in England can't return to campus until at least mid-February. Instead, they'll have to study from their current residence. Some universities have decided to move lessons online until even later in the year amid tighter restrictions announced this week. | The National Union of Students (NUS) has said it's "unacceptable" that students have to pay towards accommodation that they've been told not to travel to on public health grounds. They say ministers…

The Canary (2021-01-09). An ICU nurse says 'our government failed us' with NHS staff 'so burnt out they can't eat'. thecanary.co An ICU nurse at an NHS London hospital has said "our Government failed us". It comes as the capital's mayor Sadiq Khan declared a "major incident" across the city in the face of soaring coronavirus (Covid-19) cases.London hospitals will run out of beds within weeks if the spread of coronavirus is not dramatically reduced, Khan warned."It's worse than the first wave": Ameera Sheikh, 28, said that across the country some of her colleagues "are so burnt out that they can't eat". Sheikh is also a Unite union representative.She told the PA news agency: During and after the first wave, a lot of staff had handed i…

Peter Koenig (2021-01-09). We Are at War. globalresearch.ca We, the common people, are at war against an ever more authoritarian and tyrannical elitist Globalist system, reigned by a small group of multi-billionaires, that planned already decades ago to take power over the people, to control them. That's why vaccination is needed to inject us with transgenic substances that may change our DNA…

_____ (2021-01-09). Tribes Mount Organized Responses To COVID-19. popularresistance.org As the months roll by, the pandemic continues to hit Indigenous nations hard. But this phenomenon is not new. Epidemics have been part of colonialism since settlers arrived. Health inequities tell us that illnesses have different outcomes on different populations; however, leading medical professionals warn the general public of the dangers of oversimplifying health data. They don't tell the whole story. And, in the case of Indigenous nations, the story of inequity is imbued with dispossession of lands and is met with organizing from the inside: two crucial points for untangling and responding to COVID-19.

The Frontline coalition (2021-01-09). Saturday 1/16: #ForwardTogether: Mass Organizing for Racial Justice, Climate, LGBTQIA+, Economy, more. indybay.org Online/virtual mass organizing meeting…

Jonathan Cook (2021-01-09). How the left is being manipulated into colluding in its own character assassination. zcomm.org We need to find ways to turn the tables on the war criminals who have been gaslighting us in demanding that Assange, who exposed their crimes, is the one who needs to be locked up…

Tom Coburg (2021-01-09). Judge's ruling in Assange's extradition case could be seen as a declaration of war on journalists. thecanary.co On 4 January 2021, judge Vanessa Baraitser

Michelle Morse, Delan Devakumar (2021-01-09). [Perspectives] Building power. thelancet.com It was a raw response to yet another social injustice. A response to the not guilty verdict in the trial of the murderer of Trayvon Martin. A response that many people had, but Alicia Garza's response became a global movement. As she describes in her book The Purpose of Power, this was a moment decades in the making. Garza's courageous reflections document her personal transformation alongside the growth of the Black Lives Matter (BLM) movement in the USA. As public health physicians of colour from the USA and UK humbly engaging in the work of social change to advance global health equity, for us Garza's words ar…

Staff (2021-01-09). New COVID Variant Found in South Africa Raises Concerns Over Impacts on Vaccine. truthout.org Naturally, the coronavirus mutates as it spreads. But scientists are more concerned about some mutations more than others, and there's one in particular that's worrisome because it could throw a wrench in future vaccine efficacy. | Specifically, variant 20C/501Y.V2 — also known as B.1.351 lineage — which has

Joe Glenton (2021-01-09). The military is chuffed that the coronavirus crisis has filled the ranks. thecanary.co The British Army is reporting a substantial rise in recruiting due to the pandemic. A source General Tyrone Urch, the British Army officer who was responsible for overseeing the Nightingale hospitals, was also interviewed. He told the paper: In a uniquely demanding year for us all, it has been remarkable and really encouraging to see the huge numbe…

KUKU (2021-01-09). Professor Yoshihiro Kawaoka deliberately infected the cat with the novel coronavirus. indybay.org Animal cruelty! Professor Yoshihiro Kawaoka of the Institute of Medical Science at the University of Tokyo deliberately infected the cat with the novel coronavirus and conducted an experiment.

_____ (2021-01-09). Hunger Strikes At Three New Jersey Prisons. popularresistance.org The filthy conditions, indefinite incarceration and escalating COVID infections have touched off desperate hunger strikes at three New Jersey county jails. Each jail operates as a prison-for-profit, renting space at $120 a day for ICE to jail out-of-state migrant detainees. | The N.J. counties use the contracts to generate tens of millions of dollars in revenue annually. Immigrant detention has become a moneymaking "cash cow" raising more than $87 million in revenue. | There are four immigration detention facilities in New Jersey — Bergen, Essex, and Hudson County jails, and the Elizabeth Detention Center,…

A Guest Author (2021-01-09). Pa. prisoner on COVID crisis — Guards were the transmitters. workers.org Since Workers World received this letter, the Pennsylvania Department of Corrections has confirmed nearly 7,000 cases of COVID-19 among prisoners and over 2,500 among staff, who are not subject to mandatory testing. Many prisoners who report COVID-19 symptoms have been placed in restricted housing units, reviled as "the hole." Prisoners . . . |

Ryan P Barbaro, Graeme MacLaren, Daniel Brodie (2021-01-09). [Correspondence] ECMO support for COVID-19: a balancing act — Authors' reply. thelancet.com We thank Yang Zhang and colleagues for their thoughtful letter in response to our study of extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) support for COVID-19 from the Extracorporeal Life Support Organization (ELSO) Registry.1 They raise difficult questions concerning bleeding, thrombosis, and the use of anticoagulation in patients with COVID-19 receiving ECMO support.

Yang Zhang, Bingyang Ji, Zhou Zhou (2021-01-09). [Correspondence] ECMO support for COVID-19: a balancing act. thelancet.com We read with great interest the analysis of data from the Extracorporeal Life Support Organization (ELSO)1 Registry. It provides valuable data that support the use of extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) for patients with COVID-19. However, it is widely acknowledged that many critically ill patients with COVID-19 present with coagulation abnormalities that include thrombotic microangiopathy and venous and arterial thromboembolic complications.2,3 Hence, anticoagulants have been used in these critically ill patients both therapeutically and prophylactically.

Sophie Cousins (2021-01-09). [World Report] Polio in Afghanistan: a changing landscape. thelancet.com Resurgent violence and the COVID-19 pandemic have set back polio programmes in Afghanistan. Sophie Cousins reports from Kandahar.

Roger Kneebone, Claudia Schlegel (2021-01-09). [Perspectives] Thinking across disciplinary boundaries in a time of crisis. thelancet.com The COVID-19 pandemic forced clinicians and researchers to look beyond traditional professional boundaries, working at a speed that would have previously been unthinkable. A widespread shortage of essential equipment in the early stages of the pandemic prompted health-care staff to search outside their clinical domains for new solutions. Reports from the UK and beyond showed clinicians, engineers, and racing car teams collaborating to design and produce respiratory support apparatus such as ventilators and continuous positive airway pressure machines for treating seriously ill patients.

Shana Kusin, Esther Choo (2021-01-09). [Perspectives] Parenting in the time of COVID-19. thelancet.com Before COVID-19, you could put any two physician parents together and we'd have a shared narrative of all our "fails" as we juggled hospital work with child rearing: missed teacher conferences, late sign-ups for activities, being the only one who didn't attend the field trip. These were all crises in the Before Times. Our lives changed abruptly with COVID-19. The ways we educated, enriched, and entertained our kids were obliterated overnight. For many parents, child care evaporated, as did the endless march of activities that helped to keep our kids happy.

Eds. (2021-01-09). COVID-19 crisis situation in Ontario: Deadliest day of the pandemic. mronline.org January 7th is the deadliest day of the pandemic so far, 89 people died in the last 24-hour period. By every measure the situation is critical, and there can be no question remaining that stronger measures are needed to control the devastation the virus is wreaking.

Prabir Purkayastha (2021-01-09). In India, pseudo-nationalism trumps science in vaccine clearance. peoplesdispatch.org The recent regulatory clearance given to an indigenous developed vaccine candidate in India is an example of vaccine nationalism at its worst and jettisoning of all the principles of an evidence-based, scientific approach…

J Erin Staples, Alba-Maria Ropero Alvarez (2021-01-09). [Comment] Public health role for fractional dosage of yellow fever vaccine. thelancet.com In The Lancet, Aitana Juan-Giner and colleagues1 compare seroconversion rates, neutralising antibody titres, and adverse events in patients given full dose (0 ∑5 mL) and one fifth dose (0 ∑1 mL) of all four WHO pre-qualified yellow fever vaccines among 960 healthy adults aged 18—59 years in Kenya and Uganda. Each group contained 110—117 participants and participant demographics were similar between groups, with an overall mean age of 35 ∑7 years (range 34 ∑5—37 ∑2), and 55% of participants were female (range 49—61%).

Karl Grossman (2021-01-09). The worst president. nationofchange.org "On Jan. 20, we can still presume Trump will be gone from the White House."

Pacifica Fightback (2021-01-09). Saturday 1/9: Fightback Town Hall Meeting On Palestine & The Attacks On Pacifica. indybay.org Meeting Registration | us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZYtc-i…

A Guest Author (2021-01-09). Editorial: La pandemia de los especuladores capitalistas. workers.org Hay un nuevo término para describir a los superricos: "centimillonarios". Son individuos cuyo patrimonio neto asciende a más de $100 mil millones. Después de haber agregado $67,2 mil millones a su patrimonio neto en el 2020, el propietario de Amazon, Jeff Bezos, encabeza la lista de centimillonarios globales: $182,2 mil . . . |

Alex MacDonald (2021-01-09). Iraqi lawyer and activist killed after home invasion in Nasiriyah. middleeasteye.net Iraqi lawyer and activist killed after home invasion in Nasiriyah | Lawyers association calls for investigation into 'hideous' murder of Ali al-Hamami | Sat, 01/09/2021 – 15: 08 | Lawyer and activist Ali al-Hamami (Facebook) | A senior lawyer and activist was killed in the southern Iraqi city of Nasiriyah on Friday after unknown assailants broke into his home, according to officials and local me…

Devin Cole (2021-01-09). Eleven Alabama prisoners begin hunger strike! workers.org Occupied Muscogee Creek land — Montgomery, Ala. Ronnie Miller, after assault by guard. With the announcement of the Alabama prison strike/30 Day Economic Blackout, 11 incarcerated workers in the segregation unit of Kilby Correctional Facility in Montgomery, Ala., have begun a hunger strike. (See "Alabama prisons: On Strike!" Workers World, . . . |

Eds. (2021-01-09). The true significance of the historic farmers struggle. mronline.org First, it is led by over 500 farmers' organisations in the country, who have united under the platform of Samyukta Kisan Morcha(SKM). All sections of the peasantry have joined together.

Sara Flounders (2021-01-09). The Pentagon, corporations and slave labor in U.S. prisons. workers.org This article was originally published in Workers World June 11, 2011. It is not only federal prisons that contract out prison labor to top corporations. State prisons that used forced prison labor in plantations, laundries and highway chain gangs increasingly seek to sell prison labor to corporations trolling the globe . . . |

Jonathan Cook (2021-01-09). How the Left is being Manipulated into Colluding in its own Character Assassination. globalresearch.ca There was a fascinating online panel discussion on Wednesday night on the Julian Assange case that I recommend everyone watch. The video is at the bottom of the page. | But from all the outstanding contributions, I want to highlight a …

Peoples Dispatch (2021-01-09). Justice for victim of police killing in Ireland. peoplesdispatch.org In this episode of Around the World in 8 Minutes, we look at the campaign launched by the Sudanese Professionals Association to dissolve the notorious government-backed militia, the Rapid Support Forces (RSF). We also look at the protests against the killing of George Nkencho by Irish police, as well as the killing of 9 indigenous leaders of the Tumandok community in the Philippines.

Noam Chomsky (2021-01-09). A Global Green New Deal Is the Only Way to Avert Disaster. zcomm.org The fate of the planet depends on whether we can put in place just transition policies for workers and communities that will be negatively impacted by the decline and shuttering of the fossil fuel industry…

Yuri Martins Fontes (2021-01-09). Um marxista da América para o mundo: Mariátegui vivo a 90 anos de sua morte (I). globalresearch.ca Em 1930, antes de completar 36 anos, faleceu José Carlos Mariátegui. Sua tà£o breve vida nà£o o impediu de legar à história uma obra ampla, que quase um século depois mantém sua atualidade. | Considerado um dos mais influentes marxistas …

_____ (2021-01-09). Groundbreaking Climate Crisis Court Case. popularresistance.org In 2019 a study linked climate change and hotter weather to early childbirth in the United States. "That's enough to take somebody from what's considered to be a pretty healthy pregnancy into a 'we are somewhat worried' pregnancy," said Alan Barreca, a UCLA professor of environment and human health and lead author of the study. | Prior to this, several studies showed that the most effective way to mitigate the climate crisis, in terms of individual behavior, was to choose a smaller family, and have fewer children than one normally would. | That means the best thing we can do to protect our kids is to change the w…

_____ (2021-01-09). During Civil Rights Era, Native American Communities In The South Armed Themselves Against The KKK. popularresistance.org I first heard this story when I was probably eight or nine years old—old enough to know what the Ku Klux Klan was and why it was so dangerous, but young enough to believe the story had clear heroes and villains. My family and I are members of the Lumbee Tribe of North Carolina, the largest Indian tribe east of the Mississippi, headquartered in the southeastern part of the state. I was born there, in Robeson County, but my parents raised me in Durham, where they taught at North Carolina Central University, one of the state's 12 historically-Black colleges and universities. Between my African-American elders…

Megha Agarwal, Lee How, Sudipta Chattopadhyay, Attila Kardos (2021-01-09). [Clinical Picture] Leg weakness and paraesthesia provide a clue to sudden death due to aortic dissection. thelancet.com An 86-year-old man was seen at home by an ambulance crew after a fall associated with sudden severe lower back pain and weakness in his legs. The paramedics reported that they found the patient alert and haemodynamically stable; his legs appeared pale—although the colour returned during the journey to the hospital—and he had weak pedal pulses.

Kjetil Sà∏reide, Benedicte Skjold-àòdegaard, Kenneth Thorsen, Hartwig Kà∏rner (2021-01-09). [Correspondence] Adhesions after open and laparoscopic abdominal surgery. thelancet.com In the SCAR update, Pepijn Krielen and colleagues1 suggested that laparoscopic abdominal surgery reduces the incidence of adhesion-related readmissions. In a linked Comment, Liane S Feldman and Raul J Rosenthal argued for more widespread use of laparoscopic surgery.2 Laparoscopic surgery is increasingly used3 and has advantages, such as reduced hospital stay, but it has limitations too.4 We have concerns about the generalisability of the SCAR data and the size of the effect attributed to laparoscopy alone.

Geoff Watts (2021-01-09). [Obituary] Gordon Wesley Perkin. thelancet.com PATH co-founder and radical visionary in global health. He was born in Toronto, ON, Canada, on April 25, 1935, and died of lung cancer in Seattle, WA, USA on Aug 21, 2020, aged 85 years.

Christoph Spehr (2021-01-09). For a borderless pragmatism. Outline of a Progressive Migration Policy. indybay.org Immigration leads to stronger economic growth, which in turn creates jobs, Without migration, we would all be sitting in Olduvia in East Africa, as we were 100,000 years ago. About 3% of the world's population, about 215 million people, live in a state other than the one in which they were born. Migration has always existed. Not everything has become more right-wing in the last 50 years.

FSTPPC (2021-01-09). Friday 1/8: "Democracy on the Brink" w/ guest Rev. William Barber II of Poor People's Campaign. indybay.org Online program…

Museum of African Diaspora San Francisco (2021-01-09). Monday 1/18: Virtual Celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. National Holiday w/ MoAD. indybay.org Online via livestream (FREE & all ages welcome)…

MLK Jr. Institute Stanford University (2021-01-09). Monday 1/18: MLK Jr. Holiday 2021: Where Do We Go From Here? Documentary Film Festival (1/18). indybay.org Online/virtual event w/ on demand streaming…

repost (2021-01-09). Assault on KPFA & Pacifica. indybay.org Perhaps you heard about the attempt — not in DC — this one was in an LA courtroom, targeting Pacifica. Below is a letter from eight of us Rescue Pacifica persons who are on the KPFA board. Please share this widely.

MLK Jr. Institute Stanford University (2021-01-09). Sunday 1/17: MLK Jr. Holiday 2021: Where Do We Go From Here? Documentary Film Festival (1/17). indybay.org Online/virtual event w/ on demand streaming…

Rescue Pacifica (2021-01-09). KPFA LSB Members From Rescue Pacifica Protest The Lawsuit Against Pacifica. indybay.org KPFA Local Station Board members who are supporters of Rescue Pacifica protest a lawsuit to put Pacifica into a receivership with a judge in charge of the radio foundation.

HUFF (2021-01-09). Saturday 1/9: Stop the Sweeps in Santa Cruz and Watsonville. indybay.org On the sidewalk in front of the Bookshop Coonerty aka Bookshop Santa Cruz at 1520 Pacific Ave.

DON (2021-01-09). Free Speech is Under Attack. indybay.org As I have been saying for a long time, Twitter has gone further and further in banning free speech.

Alex Bustillos (2021-01-09). One in Six US Restaurants Have Closed Down — Moms-and-Pops Suffer Much Worse than Chains. indybay.org The US restaurant industry is undergoing an earthquake.

MLK Jr. Institute Stanford University (2021-01-09). Friday 1/15: MLK Jr. Holiday 2021: Where Do We Go From Here? Documentary Film Festival (1/15). indybay.org Online/virtual event w/ on demand streaming…

Coalition for Proptery Tax Justice (2021-01-09). Wednesday 1/13: #Black Homes Matter Speak Out: Most Detroit Home Foreclosures Since the Great Depression. indybay.org Virtual speak out…

MLK Jr. Institute Stanford University (2021-01-09). Saturday 1/16: MLK Jr. Holiday 2021: Where Do We Go From Here? Documentary Film Festival (1/16). indybay.org Online/virtual event w/ on demand streaming…

Dan Bacher (2021-01-09). Gavin Newsom's New Year's Gift: 14 new fracking permits, delayed public health regulations. indybay.org California Gavin Newsom has come under fire from environmentalists and the public over the fracking and other oil drilling permits that CalGEM issued in 2020 for Aera Energy and other oil companies.

Dan Bacher (2021-01-09). Ecosystem Disaster: For third year in a row, zero Delta Smelt found in CDFW Fall Trawl Survey. indybay.org Between 1967 and 2020, the California Department of Fish and Wildlife's (CDFW) Fall Midwater Trawl (FMWT) abundance indices (combined September, October, November and December surveys) for striped bass, Delta smelt, longfin smelt, American shad, splittail and threadfin shad have declined by 99.7, 100, 99.96, 67.9, 100, and 95 percent, respectively, according to Bill Jennings, Executive Director of the California Sportfishing Protection Alliance (CSPA).

Saskia Hostetler Lippy (2021-01-09). How we can be better than this. zcomm.org I think that people can be better than that, and I know that people can be better than they are. We are capable of bearing a great burden, once we discover that the burden is a reality and arrive where reality is…

Alex Newhouse (2021-01-09). Far-Right Activists Telegraphed Violence Weeks in Advance. zcomm.org This violence was fomented in the open, and not for the first time. Right-wing activists have made a habit of organizing in the open and galvanizing supporters to express their desire for violent confrontation…

Ellen David Friedman (2021-01-09). How to Keep On Keeping On. zcomm.org Whatever form your purposeful action eventually takes, if it is grounded in relationships that sustain you, it will keep you on your feet for the many struggles still ahead…

Peoples Dispatch (2021-01-09). Braving crackdown, Turkish students resist Erdogan's bid to subjugate universities. peoplesdispatch.org Turkish authorities are cracking down on protests by the student community against president Recep Tayyip Erdogan's bid to control universities placing his loyalists at their helm. The move to appoint Melih Bulu as the rector of Boƒüaziàßi University has been met with widespread protests which have been going on since January 4. On January 8, police detained 30 students in Ankara who had demonstrated in solidarity with the university protests. On January 7, two cadre of the Communist Party of Turkey (TKP) were arrested in Antalya for raising a banner in solidarity with the students. Earlier, dozen…

Graham Peebles (2021-01-09). The collective shame of global hunger. nationofchange.org An estimated 700 million people go hungry every day.

Peoples Dispatch (2021-01-09). Houseboats in Kashmir's Dal Lake: Once iconic, now neglected. peoplesdispatch.org The houseboat sector in Kashmir's Dal Lake is facing a deep crisis due to a ban on repairs. The houseboats' owners have appealed to the government to implement sustainable methods like bio-digester tanks…

Hannah Gais and Freddy Cruz (2021-01-08). Far-Right Insurrectionists Organized Capitol Siege on Parler. splcenter.org Parler, a conservative alternative to Twitter that has become a haven for far-right extremism of all stripes, proved to be a haven for recruitment and promotion for the Jan. 6 pro-Trump riot at the U.S. Capitol building.

Staff (2021-01-08). Betsy DeVos Resigns, Dodging 25th Amendment Push. truthout.org Education Secretary Betsy DeVos late Thursday became the

Alan Macleod (2021-01-08). "This Will Be Remembered as a Turning Point": Snowden Warns Against Trump Social Media Ban. mintpressnews.com While many breathed a collective sigh of relief when Trump's social media bans were announced, Edward Snowden and other internet freedom advocates warned that the move sets a dangerous precedent.

Fairness & Accuracy In Reporting (2021-01-08). Dorothee Benz on January 6 Insurrection, Mara Verheyden-Hilliard on Police Responsibility. fair.org Military Times' This week on CounterSpin: As we recorded on January 7, the Washington Post was

Jessica Corbett, staff writer (2021-01-08). Why Impeach Trump at This Late Date? One Word, Says Bernie Sanders: 'Precedent'. commondreams.org "It must be made clear that no president, now or in the future, can lead an insurrection against the U.S. government." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

sputniknews (2021-01-08). President Seems to Accept Vote Result Amid Ruling Class Repudiation. sputniknews.com US hits 4,000 daily COVID deaths; Big Tech blacks out Trump social media after insurrection; Nate Wallace breaks down Trump riots…

RR (2021-01-08). Caravan Counter-Protest in San Francisco Reacts to MAGA Insurrectionists in DC. indybay.org Activists from a coalition of groups are calling for people to wake up to the reality of the unprecedented behavior of a sitting president who has legitimized the lie of a stolen election in the eyes of many millions of his supporters and mobilized white supremacist MAGA mobs to rampage, terrorize, and intimidate anyone who stands in their way.

David Sirota (2021-01-08). The Insurrection Was Predictable. zcomm.org Wednesday's events were the expression of a dangerous authoritarian movement that has been long in the making…

Staff (2021-01-08). Battleground Baltimore, Jan. 8. therealnews.com Local leaders react to the insurrection that happened just 45 minutes away in Washington. D.C.; why a move to end home detention fees might not go far enough; and a "spy plane" that has been flying in Baltimore (ostensibly to solve crime) is headed for St. Louis.

Iliana Hagenah (2021-01-08). White Rioters Are Treated Differently than BLM Protesters. progressive.org On January 6, MAGA insurrectionists overtook the Capitol. Meanwhile, states are criminalizing nonviolent Black Lives Matter protests.

commondreams (2021-01-08). Stand Up America Demands Immediate Impeachment Vote, Driving Constituent Calls To Entire House of Representatives. commondreams.org ______________________________…

commondreams (2021-01-08). 6,500+ Lawyers Sign Open Letter Calling for Trump to be Impeached and Removed from Office. commondreams.org ______________________________…

Amanda Marcotte (2021-01-08). Ignore Trump's manipulative damage control: He must be impeached again. salon.com Donald Trump can't be trusted to oversee a peaceful transition of power…

William rivers Pitt (2021-01-08). A Snap Impeachment Should Be Done Within 24 Hours. zcomm.org Today, I add January 6, 2021, to the long hall of bleak murals that have decorated my passage through this lethally erratic thing called the future. We were supposed to have flying cars by now. Instead, we have this…

AFSCME en Español (2021-01-08). El miércoles fue uno de los días más oscuros en la historia de Estados Unidos. peoplesworld.org El Presidente de AFSCME Lee Saunders emitió la siguiente declaración condenando los eventos del miércoles en Washington: "Ayer fue uno de los días más oscuros en la historia de los Estados Unidos. Lo que vimos en el Capitolio fue una insurrección, una sedición y un acto de terror posibilitado por el presidente de los Estados …

Danny Haiphong (2021-01-08). Capitalism on a Ventilator: A new book analyzes the impact of COVID-19 on the U.S. and China. mronline.org While China contained COVID-19 and preserved its economy, the U.S. spins lies while hundreds of thousands of its people die for lack of even a semblance of a national health system.

Rob Urie (2021-01-08). Austerity, Democrats and the State. counterpunch.org The cynical D.C. farce around $600 versus $2,000 'stimulus' checks 1) ties in American history back to the pre-Revolutionary practice of delivering the least that will prevent the burning down of key government buildings, 2) serves as cover for the delivery of exponentially larger sums to connected insiders, and 3) illuminates the key impediments to recovering a government that functions for any but the oligarchs. What will be represented by officialdom in coming months as the natural challenges of managing a complex, multilayered and resource-strapped empire, will in fact be the purposeful ordering of political…

_____ (2021-01-08). Biden Appoints Chief Ukraine Coup-Plotter Victoria Nuland. popularresistance.org Describing it as "one of the darkest days in American history," President-elect Joe Biden denounced Wednesday's spectacular assault on the Capitol Building in Washington, D.C. as a coup attempt fomented by Donald Trump. | "I wish we could say we couldn't see it coming, but that isn't true. We could see it coming," the 78-year-old Delawarean said. | The last four years we've had a president who's made his contempt for our democracy, our Constitution, the rule of law, clear in everything he has done. He unleashed an all-out assault on the institutions of our democracy from the outset, and yesterday was but a culmin…

_____ (2021-01-08). Open Society Tries To Stage A Counterrevolution In Cuba. popularresistance.org On November 28, 2020 Cuban Television abruptly ended the Cuban State media's reluctance to publicly expose the U.S. attempts to fund and organize a new counterrevolution to bring about a soft coup in the island nation. The TV special was followed by episodes on Mesa Redonda, segments on NTV, news programs, articles in Granma and Cubadebate, as well as follow-up in various government-run media outlets. The ins and outs of this new counterrevolution, including the use of social media and digital outlets, acts of terrorist vandalism carried out to destabilize Cuban society, and the web of connections behind it, had…

WSWS Repost (2021-01-08). The fascist coup of January 6. indybay.org David North, Chairman of the Socialist Equality Party, makes sense of the the chaos that engulfed Washington D.C. this Wednesday.

Refuse Fascism Bay Area (2021-01-08). Saturday 1/9: Car Caravan — No Fascist Coup! indybay.org Starts at City Hall‚Ä¢ 1 Dr Carlton B Goodlett Pl, San Francisco, CA 94102 | then follows a route through the Castro and Mission districts. Lasts about 1.5 hours but you don't have to do the entire route.

WSWS (2021-01-08). European politicians and media downplay coup in the United States. wsws.org The central concern within ruling circles is that the advanced decomposition of American democracy could strengthen opposition to similar developments in Europe.

teleSUR (2021-01-08). Bolivia Identifies 7 Suspects Related to Sacaba Massacre. telesurenglish.net Bolivia's Interior Ministry Thursday identified seven alleged perpetrators of the Sacaba massacre that took place in Cochabamba city in 2019. | RELATED: | The suspects must testify before the Public Prosecutor's Office of La Paz for the violent acts that followed the coup against former President Evo Morales. | "We identified the suspects after interviews with the military, police, and civilians involved," prosecutor Nur…

Brett Wilkins, staff writer (2021-01-08). As Pro-Trump Mob Boasts About Roles in Deadly Capitol Invasion, Indigenous Water Protecters Charged for Peaceful Keystone XL Protests. commondreams.org "This is on my people's land, and I have the right to protect it for my future generations," said one of the charged activists. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Pip Hinman (2021-01-08). Don't sweep the ugly truth about US 'democracy' under the carpet. greenleft.org.au As the Capitol Hill 'invasion' by MAGA goes sour and Australian MPs rush to get their stories straight, let's not sweep the ugly truth about US 'democracy' under the carpet, writes Pip Hinman.

_____ (2021-01-08). Violence In The Capitol, Dangers In The Aftermath. popularresistance.org In the days and weeks after the 9/11 attack, Americans were largely united in emotional horror at what had been done to their country as well as in their willingness to endorse repression and violence in response. As a result, there was little room to raise concerns about the possible excesses or dangers of the American reaction, let alone to dissent from what political leaders were proposing in the name of vengeance and security. The psychological trauma from the carnage and the wreckage at the country's most cherished symbols swamped rational faculties and thus rendered futile any attempts to urge restraint or…

Igor Derysh (2021-01-08). The Pentagon denied multiple requests to send National Guard during Capitol siege, GOP governor says. salon.com The Pentagon blamed the Capitol Police, who turned down repeated offers of assistance before the deadly riot…

Jeffrey St. Clair (2021-01-08). Roaming Charges: White Riot, I Wanna Riot of My Own. counterpunch.org Mark my words, the legislative response to the sacking of the nation's capitol will be a bipartisanship push for more money for police and more restrictions on civil liberties, to be imposed most devastatingly on BLM and anti-war protesters, tribal activists and environmentalists.

splcenter (2021-01-08). Capitol siege underscores need for bold action to create truly just and equitable nation. splcenter.org &nbsp…

Nathaniel St. Clair (2021-01-08). The Pointless Putsch. counterpunch.org If the people who stormed the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday, and eventually overtook the Capitol, quite easily by the way, with police literally opening gates for them, snapping some selfies, and participating in a few friendly shoving matches before ceding the building completely. If those people stormed the Capitol because their government had abandoned them

Abayomi Azikiwe (2021-01-08). Georgia Twin Runoff Election Results Fuel Right-wing Unrest. globalresearch.ca GR Editor's Note | With regard to the coverage of the Wednesday Capitol Event, Global Research will be publishing opposing and contradictory points of view by several of our authors. | We are dealing with a complex and far-reaching political process. We …

Stephen Lendman (2021-01-08). Censorship in America: The New Abnormal. POTUS Censored by Twitter. globalresearch.ca Speech, media and academic freedoms are too precious to lose. | Without them, all other rights are threatened — totalitarian rule replacing them, enforced by police state harshness. | What happened on Capitol Hill Wednesday has clear earmarks of an orchestrated false …

Matthew Stevenson (2021-01-08). Hangman's Bluff: Trump on the Run. counterpunch.org Am I the only American who didn't see yesterday's Capitol invasion as a threat to the republic? (I know what you're thinking, "What republic?") But was it as horrific as is being played up by this morning's editorials? By the way, where was that new member of Congress authorized to carry her burner into the

Stephen Lendman (2021-01-08). Censorship in America: The New Abnormal. President Trump Censored by Twitter. globalresearch.ca Speech, media and academic freedoms are too precious to lose. | Without them, all other rights are threatened — totalitarian rule replacing them, enforced by police state harshness. | What happened on Capitol Hill Wednesday has clear earmarks of an orchestrated false …

Stephen Lendman (2021-01-08). Evidence Mounts of a Capitol Hill False Flag. globalresearch.ca GR Editor's Note | With regard to the coverage of the Wednesday Capitol Event, Global Research will be publishing opposing and contradictory points of view by several of our authors. | We are dealing with a complex and far-reaching political process. We …

Stephen Lendman (2021-01-08). Capitol Hill Violence: America's Reichstag Fire? globalresearch.ca GR Editor's Note | With regard to the coverage of the Wednesday Capitol Event, Global Research will be publishing opposing and contradictory points of view by several of our authors. | We are dealing with a complex and far-reaching political process. We …

Pete Dolack (2021-01-08). The Threat of Fascism Rears its Head in Washington. counterpunch.org Let's not mince words: Wednesday's storming of the United States Capitol building was the work of fascism. That it didn't and couldn't succeed, and that Donald Trump is days from being out of the White House, should not blind us to the reality of larger social forces at work. The Orange Menace possibly finished off

Dr. Zuhair Sabbagh (2021-01-08). "Forbidden Weapons" Used Against Gaza Strip Palestinians. Israel Deliberately Targets Palestinian Civilians. globalresearch.ca The following research article will explore three forbidden weapons that were and are still being used against the Palestinian civilians of the besieged Gaza Strip. These weapons are the DIME, the Flechette Shells and the Vacuum Bomb. Furthermore, this research …

Nadda Osman (2021-01-08). 'Horrifying beyond words': China embassy tweet on Uighur women rebuked online. middleeasteye.net 'Horrifying beyond words': China embassy tweet on Uighur women rebuked online | A tweet from Beijing's embassy in the US saying detained Uighur women were now 'emancipated' condemned as misrepresenting 'genocide' and 'forced sterilisation' | Fri, 01/08/2021 – 12: 26 | A demonstrator wears a mask painted with the colours of the East Turkestan flag and a hand bearing the colours of the Chinese flag in a pr…

WSWS (2021-01-08). Hong Kong police carry out largest arrests since imposition of national security law. wsws.org Beijing's primary fear is that the working class will start to fight for its own class interests in Hong Kong and opposition will spread throughout the rest of China.

teleSUR (2021-01-08). IMF Projects China's Economy To Grow by 7.9% in 2021. telesurenglish.net The International Monetary Fund (IMF) on Friday said that China's economy will expand by 7.9 percent in 2021 following a 1.9 percent growth in 2020. | RELATED: | "The Chinese economy continues its fast recovery from the pandemic, helped by a strong containment effort and swift policy actions to mitigate the impact of the crisis," the IMF executive board said, adding that "policymakers have provided financial relief a…

teleSUR (2021-01-08). North China City Shijiazhuang to be Locked Down for 7 Days. telesurenglish.net Shijiazhuang, the capital city of north China's Hebei Province, will be locked down for seven days to curb the COVID-19 epidemic spread, announced local authorities on Friday evening. | RELATED: | After completing the citywide acid testing, all Shijiazhuang citizens are called to stay at home, and local authorities will endeavor to ensure their daily life, said the municipal COVID-19 prevention and control headquarters. | Shijiazhuang…

Ariel Gold (2021-01-08). Is Israel Practicing Vaccine Leadership or Medical Apartheid? counterpunch.org Israel has a population of around 9 million. About 20 percent of Israel's population are Palestinian citizens of Israel. These people can vote in elections, have representation in the Knesset, and are being vaccinated against COVID-19. But, there are another around 5 million Palestinians who live under Israeli rule, without rights, and like the rest of the world, are suffering from the pandemic.

news.un (2021-01-08). Central African Republic: Post-election violence triggers mass displacement. news.un.org Amidst post-election violence in the Central African Republic (CAR), more than 200,000 people have fled for their own safety, the UN refugee agency (UNHCR) said on Friday.

news.un (2021-01-08). Uganda: 'Deteriorating' human rights situation in run-up to elections next week. news.un.org The UN human rights office, OHCHR, is urging authorities in Uganda to ensure elections next week are free and peaceful, noting that the arrest of opposition candidates and their supporters are among several "worrying" developments ahead of the vote.

Richard Seymour (2021-01-08). No future: the English Left in retrospect. zcomm.org What is next for the English Left after Corbyn-led Labour's crushing electoral defeat in last year's election?>

John O'Kane (2021-01-08). Expats, Expatriots and Utopia. counterpunch.org The run-up to election 2020 tested the patriotic nerves of many who deem themselves progressive-minded citizens, vowing to leave the country if Trump were re-elected and permitted to wreak more illiberal havoc on the nation. A similar sentiment circulated before the 2004 election, though the fear of what George Bush 2 would bring seems delusory

teleSUR (2021-01-08). Haiti To Hold Elections and Constitutional Referendum This Year. telesurenglish.net Provisional Electoral Committee (CEP) President Guylande Mesadieu on Thursday announced the dates for a constitutional referendum and general elections to take place in Haiti this year. | RELATED: | The referendum on the Constitution is scheduled for April 25, while the first round of presidential and legislative elections will be held on September 19. Subnational elections will be also held on November 21. | "I wan…

teleSUR (2021-01-08). Court Prevents Bolsonaro From Confiscating Sao Paulo Supplies. telesurenglish.net Brazil's Federal Supreme Court (STF) Judge Ricardo Lewandowski on Friday issued a ruling to prevent President Jair Bolsonaro's administration from confiscating needles, syringes, and other medical supplies that the Sà£o Paulo government bought for its immunization plan. | RELATED: | The legal action was filed shortly after the federal government requested the delivery of the supplies purchased by Governor Joa…

RT (2021-01-08). German region approves creation of fund to bypass US sanctions designed to stop Gazprom's vital Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline. rt.com The parliament of the German state of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern has voted to establish a fund to circumvent American sanctions preventing the construction of the Nord Stream 2, a gas pipeline that will connect Russia and Germany. | When completed, it will

The Canary (2021-01-08). Personal use of all recreational drugs should be decriminalised, experts argue. thecanary.co Non-violent criminals serving time for drug use or possession should be freed and personal use of recreational drugs decriminalised, experts have said, arguing that the 'war on drugs' is fuelling racism. | "Costly and ineffective": | Personal use of all recreational drugs should be decriminalised immediately, followed by legalisation, regulation, and restrictions on age, advertising and licensing, according to more than 60 international experts. | The group — including bioethicists, drug experts, criminal justice researchers, and psychologists — say prohibition and criminalisation has been "co…

RT (2021-01-08). United Ireland 'within 25 years' thanks to 'disaster' Brexit, UK's former Home Secretary predicts. rt.com The "disaster" Brexit deal has played into the hands of those wishing for the "destruction" of the UK, former cabinet minister David Blunkett has said, predicting that a united Ireland might emerge within the next 25 years. | The situation created by Brexit that now "effectively continues" the European single market in Northern Ireland bodes "extremely ill" for the future, Blunkett warned during a debate in the UK House of Lords on Friday. | The divorce agreement has created "contradictions" between the relationship Northern Ireland has with the rest of the UK and the EU, and, ultimately, might lead to the re…

imperial.ac.uk (2021-01-08). Space plasma and exoplanet experts receive Royal Astronomical Society awards. imperial.ac.uk Imperial's Dr Julia Stawarz and Dr James Owen have received honours in the Royal Astronomical Society (RAS) annual awards.

_____ (2021-01-08). New Venezuelan Parliament: Those Responsible For Political Instability And Looting Should Be Behind Bars. popularresistance.org Caracas, Venezuela – Today, the first Vice President of the Venezuelan National Assembly, Iris Varela, requested the creation of a special commission so that within 48 hours an arrest warrant could be issued for those who attacked the political stability of the country over the last two years. | However, she stated that by virtue of the nature of the parliament, agreed to by the Board of Directors, within a period of one month the special parliamentary commission must present the draft exhortation to the Judiciary to issue arrest warrants against deputies and members of the previous board of directors for damages…

Editor (2021-01-08). The Climate Crisis Sets Another Grim Record. scheerpost.com NASA Goddard Space Flight Center / CC BY 2.0] By Andrea Germanos / Common Dreams Highlighting global campaigners' demands for urgent and bold climate action, the European Union's Copernicus Climate Change Service announced Friday that despite coronavirus-related lockdowns, 2020 tied with 2016 for being the warmest year on record and closed out the warmest decade on the books. "It is notable that… |

teleSUR (2021-01-08). Peru Identifies the First Case of the New Sars-Cov-2 Mutation. telesurenglish.net Peru's Ministry of Health confirmed on Friday its first case of the new SARS-CoV-2 mutation. The patient, a woman who had not traveled abroad but did receive a relative over Christmas, remains in quarantine at this home. | RELATED: | The scientists have warned that the new mutation has a contagion capacity 70 percent more than the COVID-19. Nonetheless, the authorities remarked that the patient had shown only "mild sympto…

Tanya Wadhwa (2021-01-08). Chile intensifies its war against the Mapuche people. peoplesdispatch.org On the day the verdict was announced regarding the assassination of Mapuche leader Camilo Catrillanca, police carried out a violent raid of 6 Mapuche communites and violently detained members of Catrillanca's family to stop them from attending court…

Terry Bisson (2021-01-08). The Black Patch War. counterpunch.org On a cold December night in 1907, some 300 to 500 men, armed and mounted in columns of twos, all wearing masks and white sashes, rode into the small Kentucky city of Hopkinsville. They disarmed the local police, occupied the telegraph and telephone offices, and dynamited two warehouses filled with tobacco belonging to James Duke's

Nick Turse (2021-01-08). Will They Ever Be Over? 20 Years of the War on Terror. counterpunch.org "This is a different kind of war, which we will wage aggressively and methodically to disrupt and destroy terrorist activity," President George W. Bush announced a little more than two weeks after the 9/11 attacks. "Some victories will be won outside of public view, in tragedies avoided and threats eliminated. Other victories will be clear

WSWS (2021-01-08). Egyptian hospitals run out of oxygen, killing COVID-19 patients in ICU wards. wsws.org The manager of Hamool Hospital in Kafr Al-Sheikh, in the Nile Delta, made an appeal on Facebook for oxygen cylinders, only to be referred for investigation by the authorities.

Philip Giraldi (2021-01-08). More War by Other Means: Sanctioning the Wife of Syria's President Makes No Sense to Anyone. globalresearch.ca I am a recipient of regular, usual weekly, emails from the Department of the Treasury providing an "Update to OFAC's list of Specially Designated Nationals (SDN) and Blocked Persons." OFAC is the Office of Foreign Assets Control, which is tasked …

Peoples Dispatch (2021-01-08). South Korean court orders Japan to compensate survivors of sexual violence during World War II. peoplesdispatch.org A lower court in Seoul ordered Japan to compensate 12 Korean women, who were forced to serve as "comfort women" for its military during the Second World War. The verdict is expected to pave the way for more such judgments…

teleSUR (2021-01-08). AMLO Compares Trump's Facebook Bar To the Holy Inquisition. telesurenglish.net Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador warned on Friday about the risks of a worldwide social media hegemony after the U.S. President Donald Trump was blocked from Facebook and Instagram indefinitely. | RELATED: | "What they did in the United States is a bad sign, a bad omen that private companies decide to silence, censor. This goes against freedom, so let's not create a world government with the power to co…

Jack Lee (2021-01-08). Why so many young people go vegan. nationofchange.org Millennials are driving the shift towards food that is plant-based. They are likely to check the source of food, the issues surrounding animal welfare, and the impacts on the environment that get implied when they decide to purchase the product.

teleSUR (2021-01-08). Hospitals in Ecuador and Peru Collapse Due to Lack of Beds. telesurenglish.net Health authorities in Peru and Ecuador on Thursday reported a surge in demand for Intensive Care Unit (ICU) beds at their hospitals, which suggests that both countries are facing a COVID-19 rebound. | RELATED: | "We have started counting them on our fingers," Peru's Health Minister Pilar Mazzetti warned, reporting that a group of experts believe the country is experiencing a second wave of contagion. | Hospitals' situatio…

James Corbett (2021-01-08). Video: "The Thick Red Line": Law Enforcement, the "Plandemic"and the Unlawful Orders of Politicians. globalresearch.ca Howard Lichtman joins us today to introduce ThickRedLine seeks to upend the narrative that keeps the public afraid of breaking the unlawful orders of the politicians …

WSWS (2021-01-08). 5,000 deaths and 400,000 COVID infections in UK in first week of 2021. wsws.org Scientists advising the government warned this week that the death toll will reach 100,000 before the end of the month.

Azza Rojbi (2021-01-08). Yemen, a Quagmire for Saudi Coalition and Imperialists. counterpunch.org "I was still awake. I was sitting in a chair because I was afraid of the planes flying overhead and making a very loud noise. Then they dropped a bomb near us and afterwards they hit our neighbourhood with three bombs. After that, I lost consciousness." These are the word of Yemeni child Ahmad Mansour,

Chien-Te Tseng (2021-01-08). Immunization with SARS [1] Coronavirus Vaccines Leads to Pulmonary Immunopathology on Challenge with the SARS Virus. globalresearch.ca This study was originally published in April 2012. | It pertains to the Severe acute respiratory syndrome, SARS-CoV (2002) which has, according to the WHO and the CDC similar features to SARS-CoV-2. | A vaccine was envisaged in relation to SARS-1. The …

Chien-Te Tseng (2021-01-08). Immunization with SARS [1] Coronavirus Vaccines Leads to Pulmonary Immunopathology on Challenge with the SARS Virus. globalresearch.ca This article was originally published in April 2012. | It pertains to Severe acute respiratory syndrome, SARS-CoV (2002) which has, according to the WHO and the CDC similar features to SARS-CoV-2. | A vaccine was envisaged in relation to SARS-1. | This article …

WSWS (2021-01-08). Vaccine distribution mired in delays across Europe. wsws.org As the coronavirus pandemic continues to spread out of control throughout the European continent, the program of vaccination organized by the European Union is already widely recognized to be a debacle.

Staff (2021-01-08). COVID Scientist Rebekah Jones Condemns Armed Police Raid on Her Home & Florida's Pandemic Response. democracynow.org As Florida sets new records for daily coronavirus cases, we speak with a whistleblower who was fired in May from the Florida Department of Health after she refused to censor information about the state's COVID-19 outbreak. Rebekah Jones is a data scientist who helped build Florida's coronavirus tracking dashboard, and she says her termination came after she refused to manipulate data to support the state's reopening. In December, police raided Jones's home in Tallahassee, seizing her computer and phone and holding her family at gunpoint, as part of an alleged investigation into a hacking of the Florida Health Dep…

The Canary (2021-01-08). Unison leader retires with blast against Boris Johnson and the government. thecanary.co The outgoing head of the country's biggest trade union has criticised the government's handling of the coronavirus crisis and their treatment of public sector workers. | "Reckoning": | Dave Prentis, who has been general secretary of Unison for 20 years, said ministers had been behind the curve on procuring enough safety equipment at the start of the pandemic, made promises they hadn't kept, and were now denying a pay rise to workers who had heroically served their communities. | He called for a public inquiry into how the government had handled the crisis, saying there has to be a "day of reckoning". | He…

RT (2021-01-08). Denmark restricts travel from all countries to 'win time' in battle against Covid-19. rt.com The Danish Foreign Ministry has raised its travel guidance to the maximum level for all countries on Friday, in an effort to limit the spread of more transmissible Covid variants discovered in the UK and South Africa. | Entering Denmark without a recognizable purpose and a negative coronavirus test will not be permitted between January 10 and 17, Foreign Minister Jeppe Kofod told journalists. | He also

RT (2021-01-08). Researchers 'find no sign' that patients on immunosuppressive drugs at higher risk from severe Covid-19 — Johns Hopkins. rt.com In promising coronavirus news, researchers at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health have found that, contrary to widespread fears, patients on immunosuppressive drugs are not at higher risk from severe Covid-19. | Immunosuppressed patients are typically classed as those taking medications to prevent organ rejection following transplant or to treat a variety of inflammatory or autoimmune diseases and conditions. Roughly 10 million people in the US alone would fall under this category. | The medical status has been touted as a potential risk factor throughout the pandemic, with patients advised to…

Peter Mertens (2021-01-08). This Pandemic Shows How Elites Have Forgotten Us. zcomm.org Belgium has suffered the world's worst rate of coronavirus deaths…

teleSUR (2021-01-08). Cuba Reports Record Number of COVID-19 Cases in Past 24 Hours. telesurenglish.net The director of epidemiology of the Ministry of Public Health (Minsap) of Cuba, Francisco Durán García, announced this Friday in a press conference that the country reports its highest number of infections of COVID-19 in the past 24 hours, with 344 new cases confirmed. | The province that presents the most significant accumulation of coronavirus infections is Havana, the island's capital. | RELATED: | Durán García said that 12,092 clinical t…

WSWS (2021-01-08). Nineteen-year-old Chicago, Illinois auto mechanic dies of COVID-19. wsws.org Arnold Herrera had just recently been certified as a brakes and electrics specialist before succumbing suddenly to the coronavirus last weekend.

Mark Gruenberg (2021-01-08). Coronavirus hits jobs again, 140k jobs lost in December. peoplesworld.org WASHINGTON—The national coronavirus pandemic has hit workers' jobs again. The Bureau of Labor Statistics reported on Jan. 8 that companies shed a net of 140,000 jobs in December. The U.S. ended 2020 with a 6.7% jobless rate, compared to 3.6% in Dec. 2019. But those jobs numbers actually understate the virus's impact. And the day …

Staff (2021-01-08). Florida Seniors Forced to Camp Overnight in Cars in Hope of Vaccine. truthout.org As the United States reports record COVID-19 deaths, Florida broke the record for the highest single-day increase in new cases Thursday. Across the state, long lines to get vaccinations against COVID-19 left senior citizens camping in their cars overnight in cold weather, after Governor Ron DeSantis lowered the priority age to 65, 10 years below the CDC recommended age of 75. Those aged 79 and older are reportedly four times as likely to die from COVID. We speak with John and Maria Luisa Schoch, aged 79…

teleSUR (2021-01-08). Indonesia Deems the Chinese Vaccine Suitable for Muslims. telesurenglish.net The Indonesian Ulemas Council (MUI) on Friday announced that the COVID-19 vaccine manufactured by the Chinese company Sinovac is suitable for Muslim believers. | RELATED: | The MUI Fatwas Commission Secretary Asrorun Ni'am Sholeh pointed out that the vaccine is "holy" but that his institution will wait for the health authorities to approve the drug to issue the "fatwa", which is a formal ruling on a point of Islamic law…

Staff (2021-01-08). Survival of the Fittest? Florida Seniors Forced to Camp Overnight in Cars, Hoping for Vaccine. democracynow.org As the United States reports record COVID-19 deaths, Florida broke the record for the highest single-day increase in new cases Thursday. Across the state, long lines to get vaccinations against COVID-19 left senior citizens camping in their cars overnight in cold weather, after Governor Ron DeSantis lowered the priority age to 65, 10 years below the CDC recommended age of 75. Those aged 79 and older are reportedly four times as likely to die from COVID. We speak with John and Maria Luisa Schoch, aged 79 and 80, as they enter their second day in line waiting for shots.

Jessica Corbett, staff writer (2021-01-08). As US Sets Daily Record With 4,085 Dead From Covid-19, Governors Demand More Vaccine Doses. commondreams.org The World Health Organization now says the interval between two doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine can be extended to up to six weeks.

WSWS (2021-01-08). Modi boasts about "Indian" vaccines as COVID-19 virus rages through the country. wsws.org Workers and the poor continue to be the primary victims of the pandemic, while India's media focuses on vaccinations.

Jackie Fox (2021-01-08). How to Make a COVID-19 Vaccine @Home. realprogressives.org This is a script of the video embedded below. | Hello Internet, I'm Jackie Fox and I have a new idea I want to bring you in the final hours of a dark year. This may be a very bright light at the end of the tunnel. It combines video games, community, scientific research, and even vaccines and medical treatments. In some ways it's a follow up to cover new info about vaccines in general I learned since the last series, but the core concept is about this project called Folding@Home. | See, back in 2007, I bought a PlayStation 3, and after a few updates, there was a mysterious app added called "Folding@Home" and I…

news.un (2021-01-08). Vaccinating equitably 'saves lives, stabilizes health systems' — WHO chief. news.un.org Two billion doses of "safe and effective COVID-19 vaccines" have been secured by the international equitable vaccine alliance COVAX, and they will be ready for distribution as soon they are delivered, the UN health agency chief said on Friday.

RT (2021-01-08). 'F***ing hell, this isn't a parody account': UK police backtrack after being mocked for threatening Covid fines over SNOWBALLS. rt.com Police in England have deleted an angry Twitter message and issued a clarification, apparently trying to save face after being ridiculed for seemingly threatening to impose fines for throwing snowballs amid a Covid-19 lockdown. | "We were trying (to) highlight that leaving your home to carry out acts of antisocial behaviour could be considered a breach of the Covid-19 regulations," West Mercia Police tweeted on Friday. "On reflection, we really didn't word this very well. Sorry." | Obviously, this isn't the case. | We were trying highlight that leaving your home to carry out acts of antisocial behaviour could…

MEE and agencies (2021-01-08). Israel: Netanyahu hearing postponed amid Covid-19 lockdown. middleeasteye.net Israel: Netanyahu hearing postponed amid Covid-19 lockdown | The attorney-general also announces he intends to file criminal charges over tax offences against Interior Minister Aryeh Deri | Fri, 01/08/2021 – 11: 18 | Deri, left, was appointed as interior minister in Netanyahu's, right, cabinet in January 2016 (AFP) | A planned court appearance next week by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin N…

_____ (2021-01-08). Patriarchy And The Pandemic. popularresistance.org The COVID-19 pandemic has made it agonizingly clear that the systems under which we are living were already broken. The pandemic has only exacerbated the crisis of the capitalist system and removed any illusions about this reality. However, the impact of the crisis has not been uniform. The neoliberal capitalist model, which survives and profits by exploiting the vulnerable, again fell back on its same old ways. As a result, it has been the workers, the migrants, the women, and others, whose unpaid and underpaid labor serves as the basis for capitalists to profit, who have suffered the most. | In this conversatio…

Staff (2021-01-08). Plunge in Restaurant Jobs Due to COVID Leads to First Job Loss Since April. truthout.org The economy lost 140,000 jobs in December, all of which can be attributed to a plunge in restaurant employment of 372,000. Other sectors highly sensitive to the pandemic, such as hotels and recreation, also lost jobs. The unemployment rate and employment-to-population ratio (EPOP) were both unchanged at 6.7 percent and 57.4 percent, respectively. | The resurgence of the pandemic further heightened the two-track nature of this recession. Construction and manufacturing, two sectors normally hard…

Staff (2021-01-08). The COVID-19 Pandemic Shows the Dangers of For-Profit Housing. truthout.org A recently published article in The Atlantic titled " As white-collar workers have left expensive urban cores in droves, apartments have emptied and rents have fallen, just as your average economist would predict.

Sara Flounders (2021-01-08). Hunger strikes at three New Jersey prisons. workers.org The filthy conditions, indefinite incarceration and escalating COVID infections have touched off desperate hunger strikes at three New Jersey county jails. Each jail operates as a prison-for-profit, renting space at $120 a day for ICE to jail out-of-state migrant detainees. The N.J. counties use the contracts to generate tens of . . . |

WSWS (2021-01-08). COVID-19 infections out of control at Cricklewood Bus Garage! For a walkout and strike action to save lives! wsws.org At least 12 staff have been diagnosed with COVID in recent days, including up to ten bus drivers, a manager and the garage's full time Unite Health and Safety Rep…

WSWS (2021-01-08). Ontario care worker denounces political establishment over disastrous conditions in care homes. wsws.org Five workers at Canada's long-term—care facilities have died from COVID-19 within little more than a week.

Michael Welch (2021-01-08). 2020 Year in Review: COVID, Collapsing America and the Most Censored Stories of the Year. globalresearch.ca "Make New Mistakes. Make glorious, amazing mistakes. Make mistakes nobody's ever made before. Don't freeze, don't stop, don't worry that it isn't good enough, or it isn't perfect, whatever it is: art, or love, or work or family or life….

WSWS (2021-01-08). Record numbers of COVID-19 deaths and hospitalizations across the US as pandemic surge continues. wsws.org The situation in southern California remains especially dire, with Los Angeles County emerging as a global epicenter of the virus.

Makasi Motema (2021-01-08). Comentario: øEnfrenta EE.UU. una situación revolucionaria? workers.org El deber ineludible de un socialista revolucionario es percibir los cambios que se están produciendo en la sociedad y que agudizan la lucha de clases y actuar sobre esos cambios sin vacilar. Cualquier organización socialista o persona socialista que no lo haga no puede ser considerada una defensora del proletariado . . . |

Ariel Gold (2021-01-08). Is Israel practicing vaccine leadership or medical apartheid? peoplesdispatch.org The media is abuzz these days with

Ricardo Vaz (2021-01-08). Venezuela Rejects ICJ Ruling, Reaffirms Claim Over Essequibo Strip. venezuelanalysis.com The Maduro government called on the UN Secretary General to mediate the territorial conflict.

teleSUR (2021-01-08). Venezuela Reaffirms Its Sovereign Rights Over the Essequibo. telesurenglish.net Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro Thursday signed a presidential decree setting the country's maritime and territorial borders in order to protect national jurisdiction rights, especially on the disputed Essequibo territory. | RELATED: | He informed that the United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres was notified about his government rejections over the recent International Court of Justice (ICJ) ruling…

commondreams (2021-01-08). Washington Post: Biden in Danger of Having No Confirmed Cabinet Secretaries on First Day of Presidency. commondreams.org ______________________________…

sputniknews (2021-01-08). Pompeo Meets With Biden's Secretary of State Pick for First Time to Facilitate 'Orderly Transition'. sputniknews.com US President-elect Joe Biden has tapped Antony Blinken to be the next US secretary of state. Blinken served as deputy national security adviser between 2013 and 2015 and as deputy secretary of state between 2015 and 2017 under then-US President Barack Obama.

teleSUR (2021-01-08). Pompeo Meets With Biden's Secretary of State Nominee. telesurenglish.net U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Friday that he had met with President-Elect Joe Biden's Secretary of State nominee Antony Blinken to facilitate an orderly transition. | RELATED: | "Today, I met with President-Elect @JoeBiden's Secretary-Designate @ABlinken in order to facilitate an orderly transition and to ensure American interests are protected abroad," Pompeo tweeted. | Pompeo called the meeting "very productive," adding tha…

commondreams (2021-01-08). 100+ Civil Rights, Racial Justice, Labor, and Grassroots Groups Demand Trump Be Immediately Removed from Office, Co-Conspirators Held Accountable. commondreams.org ______________________________…

commondreams (2021-01-08). President Trump Must Be Removed from Office Immediately. commondreams.org ______________________________…

Igor Derysh (2021-01-08). Pro-Trump rioters stole Nancy Pelosi's and other top lawmakers' laptops and iPads, Democrats say. salon.com The alleged thefts by the pro-Trump mob could pose "national security" risks, said DOJ prosecutor Michael Sherwin…

Bill Ballas (2021-01-08). Trump and the Organ Grinder's Monkey. progressive.org One can't be a leader without followers.

Liberation Staff (2021-01-08). The Real Story: Fascist Takeover in DC Isolates Trump. liberationnews.org The following discussion was broadcast Jan. 7 on The Socialist Program podcast.

Liberation Staff (2021-01-08). The real story: Fascist takeover in D.C. isolates Trump. liberationnews.org The following discussion was broadcast Jan. 7 on The Socialist Program podcast.

Michael Payne (2021-01-08). The good, the bad and the ugly: Medical heroes, anti-maskers, and rotten politicians. nationofchange.org We know who the Good are, they are exemplary, the very best of Americans. We know that the bad and ugly are personified by one Donald. J. Trump, someone who bends or breaks any law that stands in his way.

Joshua Sperber (2021-01-08). Trump, the American Dream and the Frontier. counterpunch.org David Graeber once postulated that the reason conservatives hate Hollywood is not just because of the film industry's sanctimonious liberalism but because this liberalism is disseminated by an industry that is profoundly nepotistic. From the Coppolas to the Barrymores to the Fondas to the Gyllenhaals to Gwyneth Paltrow, Matthew Broderick, Daniel Radcliffe, and Jaden Smith,

Ramzy Baroud (2021-01-08). 2021: Palestine's Chance of Fighting Back. counterpunch.org 2020 will go down in history as the year that terminated the American-sponsored 'peace process'. While 2021 will not reverse the monumental change in the US attitude and objectives in Palestine, Israel and the Middle East, the new year presents Palestinians with the opportunity to think outside the American box. The previous year began with

Andrea Germanos, staff writer (2021-01-08). Climate Emergency Persists as 2020 Ties for Earth's Hottest Year on Record. commondreams.org "It took over 200 years for [atmospheric CO2] levels to increase by 25%, but now just over 30 years later we are approaching a 50% increase." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

MEE correspondent (2021-01-08). Hotel diplomacy: Qatari hotel opens in Cairo as economic ties take centre stage. middleeasteye.net Hotel diplomacy: Qatari hotel opens in Cairo as economic ties take centre stage | While Qatari investment projects in Egypt have not stopped during a three-year rift, the opening of the Qatari-funded luxury St Regis hotel in Cairo is seen as official sign of thawing relations | Fri, 01/08/2021 – 14: 04 | The St Regis overlooks the Nile and is located in downtown Cairo (Marriott hotel we…

Eve Ottenberg (2021-01-08). The Pearl Harbor Hack and Other Media Fables. counterpunch.org Journalistic fatuity soared into the stratosphere last month with tales of Chinese bounties on U.S. soldiers (the Russians, I guess, got tired of doing that and delegated to the Chinese), and breathless reports that the U.S. supposedly experienced its third or fourth Pearl Harbor. This one was in cyberspace, when Russia allegedly hacked into some

2021-01-09: Social Media Postees

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More Cops and Big Tech-Led Deplatforming Won't Help Us Defeat the Far Right
Staff | truthout.org | 2021-01-09
So, this is what a latter-day insurrection looks like: the crowd waving their mobile phones. Mirror are smashed, boots are stamped on Nancy Pelosi's desk. Among the protests stalk those with the darkest of fantasies, zip ties ready to kidnap their despised l…
truthout.org/articles/more-cops-and-big-…

Insurrection, The Coup & The Working Class With Professor Francis Boyle
Labor Video Project | indybay.org | 2021-01-09
WorkWeek interviews Professor Frances Boyle about the insurrection and coup and what should be done about it.
indybay.org/newsitems/2021/01/08/1883928…

Why impeach Trump at this late date? One word, says Bernie Sanders: 'Precedent'
Jessica Corbett | nationofchange.org | 2021-01-09
"It must be made clear that no president, now or in the future, can lead an insurrection against the U.S. government."
nationofchange.org/2021/01/09/why-impeac…

The Heat: Calls of second impeachment for President Trump
Mike Walter | america.cgtn.com | 2021-01-09
Two days after the violence at the U.S. Capitol, President Trump talks about a peaceful transfer of power while politicians discuss the possibility of impeaching him again.
america.cgtn.com/2021/01/09/the-heat-cal…

The Pointless Putsch
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2021-01-09
If the people who stormed the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday, and eventually overtook the Capitol, quite easily by the way, with police literally opening gates for them, snapping some selfies, and participating in a few friendly shoving matches before ceding the building completely. | If those people stormed the Capitol because their government had abandoned them for nearly a year while an unprecedented pandemic ravaged the country. | If they stormed the Capitol because the government shut down their jobs and asked them to stay home but didn't provide stimulus to replace their lost income, didn't provide rent relief,…
popularresistance.org/the-pointless-puts…

Outrage Over Coup Attempt Aired with Projections on Twitter HQ, Moscone Center and Federal Bldg in SF
RR | indybay.org | 2021-01-09
Projectionist @aemarling has "always advocated for protecting lives by banning [Trump's] white supremacist ass" from Twitter. Twitter headquarters in San Francisco was his first target for projections, but far from his last.
indybay.org/newsitems/2021/01/09/1883929…

Scientists warn that national lockdown needs to be stricter
The Canary | thecanary.co | 2021-01-09
The national lockdown needs to be toughened further to have a similar impact on case numbers as the March shutdown, scientists have said. | A more infectious variant, coupled with the usual winter pressures, requires stricter measures than the ones announced by Boris Johnson for England this month, the experts warned. Similar lockdown measures are in place across Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland. | Activity: | Professor Robert West, a participant in the Scientific Pandemic Influenza Group on Behaviours (SPI-B), said the current restrictions are "still allowing a lot of activity which is spreading the…
thecanary.co/uk/news/2021/01/09/scientis…

Saturday 1/9: Car Caravan — No Fascist Coup!
Refuse Fascism Bay Area | indybay.org | 2021-01-09
Starts at City Hall• 1 Dr Carlton B Goodlett Pl, San Francisco, CA 94102 | then follows a route through the Castro and Mission districts. Lasts about 1.5 hours but you don't have to do the entire route.
indybay.org/newsitems/2021/01/07/1883926…

False Equivalencies Re Antifa/Fascism
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2021-01-09
I read Glenn Greenwald's latest article titled "Violence in the Capitol, Dangers in the Aftermath" and found myself nodding in agreement with 95% of what he wrote. But there was one big problem with this article that I just couldn't leave alone — so here I am with a little note on a big problem. | The issue I have comes at the end of his piece where he severely downplays the threats of right-wing violence while simultaneously raising the threat level of left-wing violence. He writes: "there are right-wing activists filled with rage and who are willing to engage in violence. Some of them are dangerous (just…
popularresistance.org/false-equivalencie…

The Police Enabled the Far-Right Mob That Violently Stormed the Capitol Building
Peter Gowan | zcomm.org | 2021-01-09
The far-right mob that took over the Capitol never would have gotten past the front door if the federal police hadn't allowed them to storm in. The simple fact is that left-wing protesters get treated with brutality, while right-wing protesters get coddled…
zcomm.org/znetarticle/the-police-enabled…

Video: The Capitol Hill Fiasco 2021
David W. Mathisen | globalresearch.ca | 2021-01-09
The supposed "Storming of the Capitol" on January 06, 2021 does not make any sense on its face: there is simply no way a gaggle of "protesters" can burst into the Capitol Building unless they are deliberately allowed to do so. Footage shown during the event has all the appearances of drama: stage-acting.
globalresearch.ca/video-the-capitol-hill…

DC Riot: Resignations and the question "Where were the police"
Peoples Dispatch | peoplesdispatch.org | 2021-01-09
A day after the riots in the US Capitol building, the death toll has risen to 5, several high-ranking officials in Trump's administration have resigned.
peoplesdispatch.org/2021/01/09/dc-riot-r…

Climate deniers moved rapidly to spread misinformation during and after attack on US Capitol
Sharon Kelly | nationofchange.org | 2021-01-09
The disinformation-fueled movement backing him is extremely unlikely to simply fade away…
nationofchange.org/2021/01/09/climate-de…

Fascism, fascisation, antifascism
Eds. | mronline.org | 2021-01-09
Fascism can be classically defined as an ideology, a movement and a regime.
mronline.org/2021/01/09/fascism-fascisat…

New COVID Variant Found in South Africa Raises Concerns Over Impacts on Vaccine
Staff | truthout.org | 2021-01-09
Naturally, the coronavirus mutates as it spreads. But scientists are more concerned about some mutations more than others, and there's one in particular that's worrisome because it could throw a wrench in future vaccine efficacy. | Specifically, variant 20C/501Y.V2 — also known as B.1.351 lineage — which has emerged in Durban, South Africa, is alarming because the mutation of the virus is at the SARS-Co…
truthout.org/articles/new-covid-variant-…

[World Report] Health systems neglected by COVID-19 donors
Ann Danaiya Usher | thelancet.com | 2021-01-09
The Access to COVID-19 Tools Accelerator is short of billions of dollars, and the funds committed so far are skewed towards vaccines, with little for health systems. Ann Danaiya Usher reports.
thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PI…(21)00029-5/fulltext?rss=yes

[World Report] Health systems neglected by COVID-19 donors
Ann Danaiya Usher | thelancet.com | 2021-01-09
The Access to COVID-19 Tools Accelerator is short of billions of dollars, and the funds committed so far are skewed towards vaccines, with little for health systems. Ann Danaiya Usher reports.
thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PI…(21)00029-5/fulltext?rss=yes

[Comment] Offline: The cosmopolitan state
Richard Horton | thelancet.com | 2021-01-09
Britain feels broken. Broken by COVID-19. Broken by Brexit. Broken by the lies that have been dripped into British political debates these past 5 years. Those scientists and doctors who voted to remain in the European Union–perhaps based on a belief in the public value of research and clinical networks that have been painstakingly built over half a century between the UK and its European neighbours–were accused of Project Fear. But now that the UK has finally left the EU, with the thinnest of thin deals, one can look back and say that the arguments to leave were themselves based on nothing but fear[md…
thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PI…(21)00026-X/fulltext?rss=yes

[Correspondence] ECMO support for COVID-19: a balancing act — Authors' reply
Ryan P Barbaro, Graeme MacLaren, Daniel Brodie | thelancet.com | 2021-01-09
We thank Yang Zhang and colleagues for their thoughtful letter in response to our study of extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) support for COVID-19 from the Extracorporeal Life Support Organization (ELSO) Registry.1 They raise difficult questions concerning bleeding, thrombosis, and the use of anticoagulation in patients with COVID-19 receiving ECMO support.
thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PI…(20)32517-4/fulltext?rss=yes

[Perspectives] Thinking across disciplinary boundaries in a time of crisis
Roger Kneebone, Claudia Schlegel | thelancet.com | 2021-01-09
The COVID-19 pandemic forced clinicians and researchers to look beyond traditional professional boundaries, working at a speed that would have previously been unthinkable. A widespread shortage of essential equipment in the early stages of the pandemic prompted health-care staff to search outside their clinical domains for new solutions. Reports from the UK and beyond showed clinicians, engineers, and racing car teams collaborating to design and produce respiratory support apparatus such as ventilators and continuous positive airway pressure machines for treating seriously ill patients.
thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PI…(20)32757-4/fulltext?rss=yes

[Correspondence] ECMO support for COVID-19: a balancing act
Yang Zhang, Bingyang Ji, Zhou Zhou | thelancet.com | 2021-01-09
We read with great interest the analysis of data from the Extracorporeal Life Support Organization (ELSO)1 Registry. It provides valuable data that support the use of extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) for patients with COVID-19. However, it is widely acknowledged that many critically ill patients with COVID-19 present with coagulation abnormalities that include thrombotic microangiopathy and venous and arterial thromboembolic complications.2,3 Hence, anticoagulants have been used in these critically ill patients both therapeutically and prophylactically.
thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PI…(20)32515-0/fulltext?rss=yes

[Comment] Offline: The cosmopolitan state
Richard Horton | thelancet.com | 2021-01-09
Britain feels broken. Broken by COVID-19. Broken by Brexit. Broken by the lies that have been dripped into British political debates these past 5 years. Those scientists and doctors who voted to remain in the European Union–perhaps based on a belief in the public value of research and clinical networks that have been painstakingly built over half a century between the UK and its European neighbours–were accused of Project Fear. But now that the UK has finally left the EU, with the thinnest of thin deals, one can look back and say that the arguments to leave were themselves based on nothing but fear[md…
thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PI…(21)00026-X/fulltext?rss=yes

[World Report] Polio in Afghanistan: a changing landscape
Sophie Cousins | thelancet.com | 2021-01-09
Resurgent violence and the COVID-19 pandemic have set back polio programmes in Afghanistan. Sophie Cousins reports from Kandahar.
thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PI…(21)00030-1/fulltext?rss=yes

[World Report] Polio in Afghanistan: a changing landscape
Sophie Cousins | thelancet.com | 2021-01-09
Resurgent violence and the COVID-19 pandemic have set back polio programmes in Afghanistan. Sophie Cousins reports from Kandahar.
thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PI…(21)00030-1/fulltext?rss=yes

[Perspectives] Thinking across disciplinary boundaries in a time of crisis
Roger Kneebone, Claudia Schlegel | thelancet.com | 2021-01-09
The COVID-19 pandemic forced clinicians and researchers to look beyond traditional professional boundaries, working at a speed that would have previously been unthinkable. A widespread shortage of essential equipment in the early stages of the pandemic prompted health-care staff to search outside their clinical domains for new solutions. Reports from the UK and beyond showed clinicians, engineers, and racing car teams collaborating to design and produce respiratory support apparatus such as ventilators and continuous positive airway pressure machines for treating seriously ill patients.
thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PI…(20)32757-4/fulltext?rss=yes

[Perspectives] Parenting in the time of COVID-19
Shana Kusin, Esther Choo | thelancet.com | 2021-01-09
Before COVID-19, you could put any two physician parents together and we'd have a shared narrative of all our "fails" as we juggled hospital work with child rearing: missed teacher conferences, late sign-ups for activities, being the only one who didn't attend the field trip. These were all crises in the Before Times. Our lives changed abruptly with COVID-19. The ways we educated, enriched, and entertained our kids were obliterated overnight. For many parents, child care evaporated, as did the endless march of activities that helped to keep our kids happy.
thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PI…(20)32755-0/fulltext?rss=yes

[Correspondence] ECMO support for COVID-19: a balancing act
Yang Zhang, Bingyang Ji, Zhou Zhou | thelancet.com | 2021-01-09
We read with great interest the analysis of data from the Extracorporeal Life Support Organization (ELSO)1 Registry. It provides valuable data that support the use of extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) for patients with COVID-19. However, it is widely acknowledged that many critically ill patients with COVID-19 present with coagulation abnormalities that include thrombotic microangiopathy and venous and arterial thromboembolic complications.2,3 Hence, anticoagulants have been used in these critically ill patients both therapeutically and prophylactically.
thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PI…(20)32515-0/fulltext?rss=yes

[Correspondence] ECMO support for COVID-19: a balancing act — Authors' reply
Ryan P Barbaro, Graeme MacLaren, Daniel Brodie | thelancet.com | 2021-01-09
We thank Yang Zhang and colleagues for their thoughtful letter in response to our study of extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) support for COVID-19 from the Extracorporeal Life Support Organization (ELSO) Registry.1 They raise difficult questions concerning bleeding, thrombosis, and the use of anticoagulation in patients with COVID-19 receiving ECMO support.
thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PI…(20)32517-4/fulltext?rss=yes

[Perspectives] Parenting in the time of COVID-19
Shana Kusin, Esther Choo | thelancet.com | 2021-01-09
Before COVID-19, you could put any two physician parents together and we'd have a shared narrative of all our "fails" as we juggled hospital work with child rearing: missed teacher conferences, late sign-ups for activities, being the only one who didn't attend the field trip. These were all crises in the Before Times. Our lives changed abruptly with COVID-19. The ways we educated, enriched, and entertained our kids were obliterated overnight. For many parents, child care evaporated, as did the endless march of activities that helped to keep our kids happy.
thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PI…(20)32755-0/fulltext?rss=yes

Hunger Strikes At Three New Jersey Prisons
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2021-01-09
The filthy conditions, indefinite incarceration and escalating COVID infections have touched off desperate hunger strikes at three New Jersey county jails. Each jail operates as a prison-for-profit, renting space at $120 a day for ICE to jail out-of-state migrant detainees. | The N.J. counties use the contracts to generate tens of millions of dollars in revenue annually. Immigrant detention has become a moneymaking "cash cow" raising more than $87 million in revenue. | There are four immigration detention facilities in New Jersey — Bergen, Essex, and Hudson County jails, and the Elizabeth Detention Center,…
popularresistance.org/hunger-strikes-at-…

Tribes Mount Organized Responses To COVID-19
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2021-01-09
As the months roll by, the pandemic continues to hit Indigenous nations hard. But this phenomenon is not new. Epidemics have been part of colonialism since settlers arrived. Health inequities tell us that illnesses have different outcomes on different populations; however, leading medical professionals warn the general public of the dangers of oversimplifying health data. They don't tell the whole story. And, in the case of Indigenous nations, the story of inequity is imbued with dispossession of lands and is met with organizing from the inside: two crucial points for untangling and responding to COVID-19.
popularresistance.org/tribes-mount-organ…

The military is chuffed that the coronavirus crisis has filled the ranks
Joe Glenton | thecanary.co | 2021-01-09
The British Army is reporting a substantial rise in recruiting due to the pandemic. A source told the Guardian that army recruiting quotas look very likely to be met, with the coronavirus (Covid-19) crisis serving as a "rallying cry". | General Tyrone Urch, the British Army officer who was responsible for overseeing the Nightingale hospitals, was also interviewed. He told the paper: In a uniquely demanding year for us all, it has been remarkable and really encouraging to see the huge numbe…
thecanary.co/opinion/2021/01/09/the-mili…

An ICU nurse says 'our government failed us' with NHS staff 'so burnt out they can't eat'
The Canary | thecanary.co | 2021-01-09
An ICU nurse at an NHS London hospital has said "our Government failed us". It comes as the capital's mayor Sadiq Khan declared a "major incident" across the city in the face of soaring coronavirus (Covid-19) cases.London hospitals will run out of beds within weeks if the spread of coronavirus is not dramatically reduced, Khan warned."It's worse than the first wave": Ameera Sheikh, 28, said that across the country some of her colleagues "are so burnt out that they can't eat". Sheikh is also a Unite union representative.She told the PA news agency: During and after the first wave, a lot of staff had handed i…
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Pa. prisoner on COVID crisis — Guards were the transmitters
| workers.org | 2021-01-09
Since Workers World received this letter, the Pennsylvania Department of Corrections has confirmed nearly 7,000 cases of COVID-19 among prisoners and over 2,500 among staff, who are not subject to mandatory testing. Many prisoners who report COVID-19 symptoms have been placed in restricted housing units, reviled as "the hole." Prisoners . . . | Continue reading Pa. prisoner on COVID crisis — Guards were the transmitters at Workers.org
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COVID-19 crisis situation in Ontario: Deadliest day of the pandemic
Eds. | mronline.org | 2021-01-09
January 7th is the deadliest day of the pandemic so far, 89 people died in the last 24-hour period. By every measure the situation is critical, and there can be no question remaining that stronger measures are needed to control the devastation the virus is wreaking.
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Infamous US Record during Covid-19 Pandemic
John V. Walsh | dissidentvoice.org | 2021-01-09
A health worker conducts a nucleic acid test on a resident in Chengdu, in western China's Sichuan province, on December 8, 2020, after new Covid-19 cases were detected in the city. Almost from the start, China has responded rapidly to outbreaks. Photo: AFP / STR December 11, 2020, is another December day that should "live …
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[Perspectives] Building power
Michelle Morse, Delan Devakumar | thelancet.com | 2021-01-09
It was a raw response to yet another social injustice. A response to the not guilty verdict in the trial of the murderer of Trayvon Martin. A response that many people had, but Alicia Garza's response became a global movement. As she describes in her book The Purpose of Power, this was a moment decades in the making. Garza's courageous reflections document her personal transformation alongside the growth of the Black Lives Matter (BLM) movement in the USA. As public health physicians of colour from the USA and UK humbly engaging in the work of social change to advance global health equity, for us Garza's words ar…
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[Perspectives] Building power
Michelle Morse, Delan Devakumar | thelancet.com | 2021-01-09
It was a raw response to yet another social injustice. A response to the not guilty verdict in the trial of the murderer of Trayvon Martin. A response that many people had, but Alicia Garza's response became a global movement. As she describes in her book The Purpose of Power, this was a moment decades in the making. Garza's courageous reflections document her personal transformation alongside the growth of the Black Lives Matter (BLM) movement in the USA. As public health physicians of colour from the USA and UK humbly engaging in the work of social change to advance global health equity, for us Garza's words ar…
thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PI…(20)32756-2/fulltext?rss=yes

[Articles] Immunogenicity and safety of fractional doses of yellow fever vaccines: a randomised, double-blind, non-inferiority trial
Aitana Juan-Giner, Derick Kimathi, Kyra H Grantz, Mainga Hamaluba, Patrick Kazooba, Patricia Njuguna, Gamou Fall, Moussa Dia, Ndeye S Bob, Thomas P Monath, Alan D Barrett, Joachim Hombach, Edgar M Mulogo, Immaculate Ampeire, Henry K Karanja, Dan Nyehangane, Juliet Mwanga-Amumpaire, Derek A T Cummings, Philip Bejon, George M Warimwe, Rebecca F Grais | thelancet.com | 2021-01-09
Fractional doses of all WHO-prequalified yellow fever vaccines were non-inferior to the standard dose in inducing seroconversion 28 days after vaccination, with no major safety concerns. These results support the use of fractional dosage in the general adult population for outbreak response in situations of vaccine shortage.
thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PI…(20)32520-4/fulltext?rss=yes

[Comment] Public health role for fractional dosage of yellow fever vaccine
J Erin Staples, Alba-Maria Ropero Alvarez | thelancet.com | 2021-01-09
In The Lancet, Aitana Juan-Giner and colleagues1 compare seroconversion rates, neutralising antibody titres, and adverse events in patients given full dose (0 ∑5 mL) and one fifth dose (0 ∑1 mL) of all four WHO pre-qualified yellow fever vaccines among 960 healthy adults aged 18–59 years in Kenya and Uganda. Each group contained 110–117 participants and participant demographics were similar between groups, with an overall mean age of 35 ∑7 years (range 34 ∑5–37 ∑2), and 55% of participants were female (range 49–61%).
thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PI…(20)32707-0/fulltext?rss=yes

[Articles] Immunogenicity and safety of fractional doses of yellow fever vaccines: a randomised, double-blind, non-inferiority trial
Aitana Juan-Giner, Derick Kimathi, Kyra H Grantz, Mainga Hamaluba, Patrick Kazooba, Patricia Njuguna, Gamou Fall, Moussa Dia, Ndeye S Bob, Thomas P Monath, Alan D Barrett, Joachim Hombach, Edgar M Mulogo, Immaculate Ampeire, Henry K Karanja, Dan Nyehangane, Juliet Mwanga-Amumpaire, Derek A T Cummings, Philip Bejon, George M Warimwe, Rebecca F Grais | thelancet.com | 2021-01-09
Fractional doses of all WHO-prequalified yellow fever vaccines were non-inferior to the standard dose in inducing seroconversion 28 days after vaccination, with no major safety concerns. These results support the use of fractional dosage in the general adult population for outbreak response in situations of vaccine shortage.
thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PI…(20)32520-4/fulltext?rss=yes

[Comment] Public health role for fractional dosage of yellow fever vaccine
J Erin Staples, Alba-Maria Ropero Alvarez | thelancet.com | 2021-01-09
In The Lancet, Aitana Juan-Giner and colleagues1 compare seroconversion rates, neutralising antibody titres, and adverse events in patients given full dose (0 ∑5 mL) and one fifth dose (0 ∑1 mL) of all four WHO pre-qualified yellow fever vaccines among 960 healthy adults aged 18–59 years in Kenya and Uganda. Each group contained 110–117 participants and participant demographics were similar between groups, with an overall mean age of 35 ∑7 years (range 34 ∑5–37 ∑2), and 55% of participants were female (range 49–61%).
thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PI…(20)32707-0/fulltext?rss=yes

In India, pseudo-nationalism trumps science in vaccine clearance
Prabir Purkayastha | peoplesdispatch.org | 2021-01-09
The recent regulatory clearance given to an indigenous developed vaccine candidate in India is an example of vaccine nationalism at its worst and jettisoning of all the principles of an evidence-based, scientific approach…
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Saturday 1/16: #ForwardTogether: Mass Organizing for Racial Justice, Climate, LGBTQIA+, Economy, more
The Frontline coalition | indybay.org | 2021-01-09
Online/virtual mass organizing meeting…
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We Are at War
Peter Koenig | globalresearch.ca | 2021-01-09
We, the common people, are at war against an ever more authoritarian and tyrannical elitist Globalist system, reigned by a small group of multi-billionaires, that planned already decades ago to take power over the people, to control them. That's why vaccination is needed to inject us with transgenic substances that may change our DNA…
globalresearch.ca/we-are-at-war-2/573367…

How the left is being manipulated into colluding in its own character assassination
Jonathan Cook | zcomm.org | 2021-01-09
We need to find ways to turn the tables on the war criminals who have been gaslighting us in demanding that Assange, who exposed their crimes, is the one who needs to be locked up…
zcomm.org/znetarticle/how-the-left-is-be…

Ministers face calls to support university students with rent rebates for their empty rooms
The Canary | thecanary.co | 2021-01-09
Ministers and university leaders are facing calls to offer rent rebates to students amid the lockdown. | The government has said the majority of university students in England can't return to campus until at least mid-February. Instead, they'll have to study from their current residence. Some universities have decided to move lessons online until even later in the year amid tighter restrictions announced this week. | The National Union of Students (NUS) has said it's "unacceptable" that students have to pay towards accommodation that they've been told not to travel to on public health grounds. They say ministers…
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Judge's ruling in Assange's extradition case could be seen as a declaration of war on journalists
Tom Coburg | thecanary.co | 2021-01-09
On 4 January 2021, judge Vanessa Baraitser ruled that WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange shouldn't be extradited to the US. Her decision was based on the likelihood that Assange would…
thecanary.co/uk/analysis/2021/01/09/judg…

[Correspondence] Adhesions after open and laparoscopic abdominal surgery — Authors' reply
Richard P G ten Broek, Pepijn Krielen, Harry van Goor | thelancet.com | 2021-01-09
Kjetil Sà∏reide and colleagues raise concerns about overestimating the positive effects of laparoscopy on adhesion-related morbidity in the SCAR update.1 They highlight that, when comparing outcomes of laparoscopy with those of open surgery, case selection might jeopardise the generalisability of the results.
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[Correspondence] Adhesions after open and laparoscopic abdominal surgery — Authors' reply
Richard P G ten Broek, Pepijn Krielen, Harry van Goor | thelancet.com | 2021-01-09
Kjetil Sà∏reide and colleagues raise concerns about overestimating the positive effects of laparoscopy on adhesion-related morbidity in the SCAR update.1 They highlight that, when comparing outcomes of laparoscopy with those of open surgery, case selection might jeopardise the generalisability of the results.
thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PI…(20)32759-8/fulltext?rss=yes

137 Types Of Republican Vote Fraud, Election Theft In 2020 And For 200 Yrs Before
Democracy | indybay.org | 2021-01-09
Republicans this year falsely projected onto Democrats categories of crimes which the GOP has commited for 220 Years…
indybay.org/newsitems/2021/01/08/1883926…

[World Report] Argentina to legalise elective abortion
Amy Booth | thelancet.com | 2021-01-09
In a landmark vote for women in the region, Argentina's senate has passed a law allowing abortion in the first 14 weeks of pregnancy. Amy Booth reports from Buenos Aires.
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[World Report] Argentina to legalise elective abortion
Amy Booth | thelancet.com | 2021-01-09
In a landmark vote for women in the region, Argentina's senate has passed a law allowing abortion in the first 14 weeks of pregnancy. Amy Booth reports from Buenos Aires.
thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PI…(21)00028-3/fulltext?rss=yes

Argentina: Women's movement wins free, legal abortions
Kathy Durkin | workers.org | 2021-01-09
Thousands of women cheered, jumped and cried tears of joy when the Argentinian Senate in the country's capital of Buenos Aires voted to legalize abortion on Dec. 30. The lower house of Congress had passed the legislation backing the right to abortion earlier the same month. Women celebrate passage of . . . | Continue reading Argentina: Women's movement wins free, legal abortions at Workers.org
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Professor Yoshihiro Kawaoka deliberately infected the cat with the novel coronavirus
KUKU | indybay.org | 2021-01-09
Animal cruelty! Professor Yoshihiro Kawaoka of the Institute of Medical Science at the University of Tokyo deliberately infected the cat with the novel coronavirus and conducted an experiment.
indybay.org/newsitems/2021/01/08/1883928…

Twitter blocks China embassy tweet for 'dehumanising' Uighur women
MEE staff | middleeasteye.net | 2021-01-09
Twitter blocks China embassy tweet for 'dehumanising' Uighur women | China's embassy in the United States claimed Uighur women were no longer 'baby-making' machines | MEE staff | Sat, 01/09/2021 – 15: 41 | Thousands used the tweet to highlight reports of Uighur women going through 'forced sterilisations' (AFP) | Twitter blocked a tweet on Saturday made by China's embassy in the United States which claimed that Uighur wome…
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The Pentagon, corporations and slave labor in U.S. prisons
Sara Flounders | workers.org | 2021-01-09
This article was originally published in Workers World June 11, 2011. It is not only federal prisons that contract out prison labor to top corporations. State prisons that used forced prison labor in plantations, laundries and highway chain gangs increasingly seek to sell prison labor to corporations trolling the globe . . . | Continue reading The Pentagon, corporations and slave labor in U.S. prisons at Workers.org
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Justice for victim of police killing in Ireland
Peoples Dispatch | peoplesdispatch.org | 2021-01-09
In this episode of Around the World in 8 Minutes, we look at the campaign launched by the Sudanese Professionals Association to dissolve the notorious government-backed militia, the Rapid Support Forces (RSF). We also look at the protests against the killing of George Nkencho by Irish police, as well as the killing of 9 indigenous leaders of the Tumandok community in the Philippines.
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Um marxista da América para o mundo: Mariátegui vivo a 90 anos de sua morte (I)
Yuri Martins Fontes | globalresearch.ca | 2021-01-09
Em 1930, antes de completar 36 anos, faleceu José Carlos Mariátegui. Sua tà£o breve vida nà£o o impediu de legar à história uma obra ampla, que quase um século depois mantém sua atualidade. | Considerado um dos mais influentes marxistas …
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A Global Green New Deal Is the Only Way to Avert Disaster
Noam Chomsky | zcomm.org | 2021-01-09
The fate of the planet depends on whether we can put in place just transition policies for workers and communities that will be negatively impacted by the decline and shuttering of the fossil fuel industry…
zcomm.org/znetarticle/a-global-green-new…

Editorial: La pandemia de los especuladores capitalistas
| workers.org | 2021-01-09
Hay un nuevo término para describir a los superricos: "centimillonarios". Son individuos cuyo patrimonio neto asciende a más de $100 mil millones. Después de haber agregado $67,2 mil millones a su patrimonio neto en el 2020, el propietario de Amazon, Jeff Bezos, encabeza la lista de centimillonarios globales: $182,2 mil . . . | Continue reading Editorial: La pandemia de los especuladores capitalistas at Workers.org
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Saturday 1/9: Fightback Town Hall Meeting On Palestine & The Attacks On Pacifica
Pacifica Fightback | indybay.org | 2021-01-09
Meeting Registration | us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZYtc-i…
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How the Left is being Manipulated into Colluding in its own Character Assassination
Jonathan Cook | globalresearch.ca | 2021-01-09
There was a fascinating online panel discussion on Wednesday night on the Julian Assange case that I recommend everyone watch. The video is at the bottom of the page. | But from all the outstanding contributions, I want to highlight a …
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[Obituary] Gordon Wesley Perkin
Geoff Watts | thelancet.com | 2021-01-09
PATH co-founder and radical visionary in global health. He was born in Toronto, ON, Canada, on April 25, 1935, and died of lung cancer in Seattle, WA, USA on Aug 21, 2020, aged 85 years.
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[Correspondence] Adhesions after open and laparoscopic abdominal surgery
Kjetil Sà∏reide, Benedicte Skjold-àòdegaard, Kenneth Thorsen, Hartwig Kà∏rner | thelancet.com | 2021-01-09
In the SCAR update, Pepijn Krielen and colleagues1 suggested that laparoscopic abdominal surgery reduces the incidence of adhesion-related readmissions. In a linked Comment, Liane S Feldman and Raul J Rosenthal argued for more widespread use of laparoscopic surgery.2 Laparoscopic surgery is increasingly used3 and has advantages, such as reduced hospital stay, but it has limitations too.4 We have concerns about the generalisability of the SCAR data and the size of the effect attributed to laparoscopy alone.
thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PI…(20)32409-0/fulltext?rss=yes

[Obituary] Gordon Wesley Perkin
Geoff Watts | thelancet.com | 2021-01-09
PATH co-founder and radical visionary in global health. He was born in Toronto, ON, Canada, on April 25, 1935, and died of lung cancer in Seattle, WA, USA on Aug 21, 2020, aged 85 years.
thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PI…(20)32758-6/fulltext?rss=yes

[Clinical Picture] Leg weakness and paraesthesia provide a clue to sudden death due to aortic dissection
Megha Agarwal, Lee How, Sudipta Chattopadhyay, Attila Kardos | thelancet.com | 2021-01-09
An 86-year-old man was seen at home by an ambulance crew after a fall associated with sudden severe lower back pain and weakness in his legs. The paramedics reported that they found the patient alert and haemodynamically stable; his legs appeared pale–although the colour returned during the journey to the hospital–and he had weak pedal pulses.
thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PI…(20)32724-0/fulltext?rss=yes

[Clinical Picture] Leg weakness and paraesthesia provide a clue to sudden death due to aortic dissection
Megha Agarwal, Lee How, Sudipta Chattopadhyay, Attila Kardos | thelancet.com | 2021-01-09
An 86-year-old man was seen at home by an ambulance crew after a fall associated with sudden severe lower back pain and weakness in his legs. The paramedics reported that they found the patient alert and haemodynamically stable; his legs appeared pale–although the colour returned during the journey to the hospital–and he had weak pedal pulses.
thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PI…(20)32724-0/fulltext?rss=yes

[Correspondence] Adhesions after open and laparoscopic abdominal surgery
Kjetil Sà∏reide, Benedicte Skjold-àòdegaard, Kenneth Thorsen, Hartwig Kà∏rner | thelancet.com | 2021-01-09
In the SCAR update, Pepijn Krielen and colleagues1 suggested that laparoscopic abdominal surgery reduces the incidence of adhesion-related readmissions. In a linked Comment, Liane S Feldman and Raul J Rosenthal argued for more widespread use of laparoscopic surgery.2 Laparoscopic surgery is increasingly used3 and has advantages, such as reduced hospital stay, but it has limitations too.4 We have concerns about the generalisability of the SCAR data and the size of the effect attributed to laparoscopy alone.
thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PI…(20)32409-0/fulltext?rss=yes

During Civil Rights Era, Native American Communities In The South Armed Themselves Against The KKK
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2021-01-09
I first heard this story when I was probably eight or nine years old–old enough to know what the Ku Klux Klan was and why it was so dangerous, but young enough to believe the story had clear heroes and villains. My family and I are members of the Lumbee Tribe of North Carolina, the largest Indian tribe east of the Mississippi, headquartered in the southeastern part of the state. I was born there, in Robeson County, but my parents raised me in Durham, where they taught at North Carolina Central University, one of the state's 12 historically-Black colleges and universities. Between my African-American elders…
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Groundbreaking Climate Crisis Court Case
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2021-01-09
In 2019 a study linked climate change and hotter weather to early childbirth in the United States. "That's enough to take somebody from what's considered to be a pretty healthy pregnancy into a 'we are somewhat worried' pregnancy," said Alan Barreca, a UCLA professor of environment and human health and lead author of the study. | Prior to this, several studies showed that the most effective way to mitigate the climate crisis, in terms of individual behavior, was to choose a smaller family, and have fewer children than one normally would. | That means the best thing we can do to protect our kids is to change the w…
popularresistance.org/groundbreaking-cli…

Iraqi lawyer and activist killed after home invasion in Nasiriyah
Alex MacDonald | middleeasteye.net | 2021-01-09
Iraqi lawyer and activist killed after home invasion in Nasiriyah | Lawyers association calls for investigation into 'hideous' murder of Ali al-Hamami | Alex MacDonald | Sat, 01/09/2021 – 15: 08 | Lawyer and activist Ali al-Hamami (Facebook) | A senior lawyer and activist was killed in the southern Iraqi city of Nasiriyah on Friday after unknown assailants broke into his home, according to officials and local me…
www.middleeasteye.net/news/Iraqi-lawyer-…

Far-Right Activists Telegraphed Violence Weeks in Advance
Alex Newhouse | zcomm.org | 2021-01-09
This violence was fomented in the open, and not for the first time. Right-wing activists have made a habit of organizing in the open and galvanizing supporters to express their desire for violent confrontation…
zcomm.org/znetarticle/far-right-activist…

How we can be better than this
Saskia Hostetler Lippy | zcomm.org | 2021-01-09
I think that people can be better than that, and I know that people can be better than they are. We are capable of bearing a great burden, once we discover that the burden is a reality and arrive where reality is…
zcomm.org/znetarticle/how-we-can-be-bett…

Hope is an Uphill Task
Badri Raina | zcomm.org | 2021-01-09
What struggle is harder than The keeping up of hope…
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How to Keep On Keeping On
Ellen David Friedman | zcomm.org | 2021-01-09
Whatever form your purposeful action eventually takes, if it is grounded in relationships that sustain you, it will keep you on your feet for the many struggles still ahead…
zcomm.org/znetarticle/how-to-keep-on-kee…

Saturday 1/16: MLK Jr. Holiday 2021: Where Do We Go From Here? Documentary Film Festival (1/16)
MLK Jr. Institute Stanford University | indybay.org | 2021-01-09
Online/virtual event w/ on demand streaming…
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Free Speech is Under Attack
DON | indybay.org | 2021-01-09
As I have been saying for a long time, Twitter has gone further and further in banning free speech.
indybay.org/newsitems/2021/01/08/1883928…

Friday 1/15: MLK Jr. Holiday 2021: Where Do We Go From Here? Documentary Film Festival (1/15)
MLK Jr. Institute Stanford University | indybay.org | 2021-01-09
Online/virtual event w/ on demand streaming…
indybay.org/newsitems/2021/01/08/1883926…

Monday 1/18: MLK Jr. Holiday 2021: Where Do We Go From Here? Documentary Film Festival (1/18)
MLK Jr. Institute Stanford University | indybay.org | 2021-01-09
Online/virtual event w/ on demand streaming…
indybay.org/newsitems/2021/01/08/1883927…

One in Six US Restaurants Have Closed Down — Moms-and-Pops Suffer Much Worse than Chains
Alex Bustillos | indybay.org | 2021-01-09
The US restaurant industry is undergoing an earthquake.
indybay.org/newsitems/2021/01/07/1883926…

Gavin Newsom's New Year's Gift: 14 new fracking permits, delayed public health regulations
Dan Bacher | indybay.org | 2021-01-09
California Gavin Newsom has come under fire from environmentalists and the public over the fracking and other oil drilling permits that CalGEM issued in 2020 for Aera Energy and other oil companies.
indybay.org/newsitems/2021/01/09/1883930…

Wednesday 1/13: #Black Homes Matter Speak Out: Most Detroit Home Foreclosures Since the Great Depression
Coalition for Proptery Tax Justice | indybay.org | 2021-01-09
Virtual speak out…
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Friday 1/8: "Democracy on the Brink" w/ guest Rev. William Barber II of Poor People's Campaign
FSTPPC | indybay.org | 2021-01-09
Online program…
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Monday 1/18: Virtual Celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. National Holiday w/ MoAD
Museum of African Diaspora San Francisco | indybay.org | 2021-01-09
Online via livestream (FREE & all ages welcome)…
indybay.org/newsitems/2021/01/07/1883926…

Assault on KPFA & Pacifica
repost | indybay.org | 2021-01-09
Perhaps you heard about the attempt — not in DC — this one was in an LA courtroom, targeting Pacifica. Below is a letter from eight of us Rescue Pacifica persons who are on the KPFA board. Please share this widely.
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KPFA LSB Members From Rescue Pacifica Protest The Lawsuit Against Pacifica
Rescue Pacifica | indybay.org | 2021-01-09
KPFA Local Station Board members who are supporters of Rescue Pacifica protest a lawsuit to put Pacifica into a receivership with a judge in charge of the radio foundation.
indybay.org/newsitems/2021/01/08/1883928…

Sunday 1/17: MLK Jr. Holiday 2021: Where Do We Go From Here? Documentary Film Festival (1/17)
MLK Jr. Institute Stanford University | indybay.org | 2021-01-09
Online/virtual event w/ on demand streaming…
indybay.org/newsitems/2021/01/08/1883927…

Saturday 1/9: Stop the Sweeps in Santa Cruz and Watsonville
HUFF | indybay.org | 2021-01-09
On the sidewalk in front of the Bookshop Coonerty aka Bookshop Santa Cruz at 1520 Pacific Ave.
indybay.org/newsitems/2021/01/08/1883928…

Ecosystem Disaster: For third year in a row, zero Delta Smelt found in CDFW Fall Trawl Survey
Dan Bacher | indybay.org | 2021-01-09
Between 1967 and 2020, the California Department of Fish and Wildlife's (CDFW) Fall Midwater Trawl (FMWT) abundance indices (combined September, October, November and December surveys) for striped bass, Delta smelt, longfin smelt, American shad, splittail and threadfin shad have declined by 99.7, 100, 99.96, 67.9, 100, and 95 percent, respectively, according to Bill Jennings, Executive Director of the California Sportfishing Protection Alliance (CSPA).
indybay.org/newsitems/2021/01/09/1883929…

For a borderless pragmatism. Outline of a Progressive Migration Policy
Christoph Spehr | indybay.org | 2021-01-09
Immigration leads to stronger economic growth, which in turn creates jobs, Without migration, we would all be sitting in Olduvia in East Africa, as we were 100,000 years ago. About 3% of the world's population, about 215 million people, live in a state other than the one in which they were born. Migration has always existed. Not everything has become more right-wing in the last 50 years.
indybay.org/newsitems/2021/01/08/1883926…

Houseboats in Kashmir's Dal Lake: Once iconic, now neglected
Peoples Dispatch | peoplesdispatch.org | 2021-01-09
The houseboat sector in Kashmir's Dal Lake is facing a deep crisis due to a ban on repairs. The houseboats' owners have appealed to the government to implement sustainable methods like bio-digester tanks…
peoplesdispatch.org/2021/01/09/houseboat…

Eleven Alabama prisoners begin hunger strike!
Devin Cole | workers.org | 2021-01-09
Occupied Muscogee Creek land — Montgomery, Ala. Ronnie Miller, after assault by guard. With the announcement of the Alabama prison strike/30 Day Economic Blackout, 11 incarcerated workers in the segregation unit of Kilby Correctional Facility in Montgomery, Ala., have begun a hunger strike. (See "Alabama prisons: On Strike!" Workers World, . . . | Continue reading Eleven Alabama prisoners begin hunger strike! at Workers.org
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The true significance of the historic farmers struggle
Eds. | mronline.org | 2021-01-09
First, it is led by over 500 farmers' organisations in the country, who have united under the platform of Samyukta Kisan Morcha(SKM). All sections of the peasantry have joined together.
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The collective shame of global hunger
Graham Peebles | nationofchange.org | 2021-01-09
An estimated 700 million people go hungry every day.
nationofchange.org/2021/01/09/the-collec…

Braving crackdown, Turkish students resist Erdogan's bid to subjugate universities
Peoples Dispatch | peoplesdispatch.org | 2021-01-09
Turkish authorities are cracking down on protests by the student community against president Recep Tayyip Erdogan's bid to control universities placing his loyalists at their helm. The move to appoint Melih Bulu as the rector of Boƒüaziàßi University has been met with widespread protests which have been going on since January 4. On January 8, police detained 30 students in Ankara who had demonstrated in solidarity with the university protests. On January 7, two cadre of the Communist Party of Turkey (TKP) were arrested in Antalya for raising a banner in solidarity with the students. Earlier, dozen…
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Far-Right Insurrectionists Organized Capitol Siege on Parler
Hannah Gais and Freddy Cruz | splcenter.org | 2021-01-08
Parler, a conservative alternative to Twitter that has become a haven for far-right extremism of all stripes, proved to be a haven for recruitment and promotion for the Jan. 6 pro-Trump riot at the U.S. Capitol building.
splcenter.org/hatewatch/2021/01/08/far-r…

Betsy DeVos Resigns, Dodging 25th Amendment Push
Staff | truthout.org | 2021-01-08
Education Secretary Betsy DeVos late Thursday became the second Cabinet member to submit her resignation this week, a move teachers unions and lawmakers denounced as a spineless effort to sidestep widespread and growing calls for Vice President Mike P…
truthout.org/articles/betsy-devos-resign…

"This Will Be Remembered as a Turning Point": Snowden Warns Against Trump Social Media Ban
Alan Macleod | mintpressnews.com | 2021-01-08
While many breathed a collective sigh of relief when Trump's social media bans were announced, Edward Snowden and other internet freedom advocates warned that the move sets a dangerous precedent.
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The Insurrection Was Predictable
David Sirota | zcomm.org | 2021-01-08
Wednesday's events were the expression of a dangerous authoritarian movement that has been long in the making…
zcomm.org/znetarticle/the-insurrection-w…

President Seems to Accept Vote Result Amid Ruling Class Repudiation
sputniknews.com | 2021-01-08
US hits 4,000 daily COVID deaths; Big Tech blacks out Trump social media after insurrection; Nate Wallace breaks down Trump riots…
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Why Impeach Trump at This Late Date? One Word, Says Bernie Sanders: 'Precedent'
Jessica Corbett, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2021-01-08
"It must be made clear that no president, now or in the future, can lead an insurrection against the U.S. government." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
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Caravan Counter-Protest in San Francisco Reacts to MAGA Insurrectionists in DC
RR | indybay.org | 2021-01-08
Activists from a coalition of groups are calling for people to wake up to the reality of the unprecedented behavior of a sitting president who has legitimized the lie of a stolen election in the eyes of many millions of his supporters and mobilized white supremacist MAGA mobs to rampage, terrorize, and intimidate anyone who stands in their way.
indybay.org/newsitems/2021/01/06/1883923…

White Rioters Are Treated Differently than BLM Protesters
Iliana Hagenah | progressive.org | 2021-01-08
On January 6, MAGA insurrectionists overtook the Capitol. Meanwhile, states are criminalizing nonviolent Black Lives Matter protests.
progressive.org/dispatches/white-rioters…

Battleground Baltimore, Jan. 8
Staff | therealnews.com | 2021-01-08
Local leaders react to the insurrection that happened just 45 minutes away in Washington. D.C.; why a move to end home detention fees might not go far enough; and a "spy plane" that has been flying in Baltimore (ostensibly to solve crime) is headed for St. Louis.
therealnews.com/battleground-baltimore-j…

Ignore Trump's manipulative damage control: He must be impeached again
Amanda Marcotte | salon.com | 2021-01-08
Donald Trump can't be trusted to oversee a peaceful transition of power…
salon.com/2021/01/08/trump-cant-be-trust…

A Snap Impeachment Should Be Done Within 24 Hours
William rivers Pitt | zcomm.org | 2021-01-08
Today, I add January 6, 2021, to the long hall of bleak murals that have decorated my passage through this lethally erratic thing called the future. We were supposed to have flying cars by now. Instead, we have this…
zcomm.org/znetarticle/a-snap-impeachment…

6,500+ Lawyers Sign Open Letter Calling for Trump to be Impeached and Removed from Office
commondreams.org | 2021-01-08
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Stand Up America Demands Immediate Impeachment Vote, Driving Constituent Calls To Entire House of Representatives
commondreams.org | 2021-01-08
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Capitalism on a Ventilator: A new book analyzes the impact of COVID-19 on the U.S. and China
Danny Haiphong | mronline.org | 2021-01-08
While China contained COVID-19 and preserved its economy, the U.S. spins lies while hundreds of thousands of its people die for lack of even a semblance of a national health system.
mronline.org/2021/01/08/capitalism-on-a-…

Austerity, Democrats and the State
Rob Urie | counterpunch.org | 2021-01-08
The cynical D.C. farce around $600 versus $2,000 'stimulus' checks 1) ties in American history back to the pre-Revolutionary practice of delivering the least that will prevent the burning down of key government buildings, 2) serves as cover for the delivery of exponentially larger sums to connected insiders, and 3) illuminates the key impediments to recovering a government that functions for any but the oligarchs. What will be represented by officialdom in coming months as the natural challenges of managing a complex, multilayered and resource-strapped empire, will in fact be the purposeful ordering of political…
counterpunch.org/2021/01/08/austerity-de…

Biden Appoints Chief Ukraine Coup-Plotter Victoria Nuland
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2021-01-08
Describing it as "one of the darkest days in American history," President-elect Joe Biden denounced Wednesday's spectacular assault on the Capitol Building in Washington, D.C. as a coup attempt fomented by Donald Trump. | "I wish we could say we couldn't see it coming, but that isn't true. We could see it coming," the 78-year-old Delawarean said. | The last four years we've had a president who's made his contempt for our democracy, our Constitution, the rule of law, clear in everything he has done. He unleashed an all-out assault on the institutions of our democracy from the outset, and yesterday was but a culmin…
popularresistance.org/biden-appoints-chi…

Open Society Tries To Stage A Counterrevolution In Cuba
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2021-01-08
On November 28, 2020 Cuban Television abruptly ended the Cuban State media's reluctance to publicly expose the U.S. attempts to fund and organize a new counterrevolution to bring about a soft coup in the island nation. The TV special was followed by episodes on Mesa Redonda, segments on NTV, news programs, articles in Granma and Cubadebate, as well as follow-up in various government-run media outlets. The ins and outs of this new counterrevolution, including the use of social media and digital outlets, acts of terrorist vandalism carried out to destabilize Cuban society, and the web of connections behind it, had…
popularresistance.org/open-society-tries…

The fascist coup of January 6
WSWS Repost | indybay.org | 2021-01-08
David North, Chairman of the Socialist Equality Party, makes sense of the the chaos that engulfed Washington D.C. this Wednesday.
indybay.org/newsitems/2021/01/06/1883925…

Saturday 1/9: Car Caravan — No Fascist Coup!
Refuse Fascism Bay Area | indybay.org | 2021-01-08
Starts at City Hall• 1 Dr Carlton B Goodlett Pl, San Francisco, CA 94102 | then follows a route through the Castro and Mission districts. Lasts about 1.5 hours but you don't have to do the entire route.
indybay.org/newsitems/2021/01/07/1883926…

European politicians and media downplay coup in the United States
wsws.org | 2021-01-08
The central concern within ruling circles is that the advanced decomposition of American democracy could strengthen opposition to similar developments in Europe.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2021/01/08/euro…

Bolivia Identifies 7 Suspects Related to Sacaba Massacre
telesurenglish.net | 2021-01-08
Bolivia's Interior Ministry Thursday identified seven alleged perpetrators of the Sacaba massacre that took place in Cochabamba city in 2019. | RELATED: | Bolivia: Coup's Ex Interior Minister Murillo Fled to The US | The suspects must testify before the Public Prosecutor's Office of La Paz for the violent acts that followed the coup against former President Evo Morales. | "We identified the suspects after interviews with the military, police, and civilians involved," prosecutor Nur…
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Don't sweep the ugly truth about US 'democracy' under the carpet
Pip Hinman | greenleft.org.au | 2021-01-08
As the Capitol Hill 'invasion' by MAGA goes sour and Australian MPs rush to get their stories straight, let's not sweep the ugly truth about US 'democracy' under the carpet, writes Pip Hinman.
greenleft.org.au/content/dont-sweep-ugly…

Violence In The Capitol, Dangers In The Aftermath
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2021-01-08
In the days and weeks after the 9/11 attack, Americans were largely united in emotional horror at what had been done to their country as well as in their willingness to endorse repression and violence in response. As a result, there was little room to raise concerns about the possible excesses or dangers of the American reaction, let alone to dissent from what political leaders were proposing in the name of vengeance and security. The psychological trauma from the carnage and the wreckage at the country's most cherished symbols swamped rational faculties and thus rendered futile any attempts to urge restraint or…
popularresistance.org/violence-in-the-ca…

Roaming Charges: White Riot, I Wanna Riot of My Own
Jeffrey St. Clair | counterpunch.org | 2021-01-08
Mark my words, the legislative response to the sacking of the nation's capitol will be a bipartisanship push for more money for police and more restrictions on civil liberties, to be imposed most devastatingly on BLM and anti-war protesters, tribal activists and environmentalists.
counterpunch.org/2021/01/08/roaming-char…

The Pentagon denied multiple requests to send National Guard during Capitol siege, GOP governor says
Igor Derysh | salon.com | 2021-01-08
The Pentagon blamed the Capitol Police, who turned down repeated offers of assistance before the deadly riot…
salon.com/2021/01/08/the-pentagon-denied…

As Pro-Trump Mob Boasts About Roles in Deadly Capitol Invasion, Indigenous Water Protecters Charged for Peaceful Keystone XL Protests
Brett Wilkins, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2021-01-08
"This is on my people's land, and I have the right to protect it for my future generations," said one of the charged activists. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
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Censorship in America: The New Abnormal. POTUS Censored by Twitter
Stephen Lendman | globalresearch.ca | 2021-01-08
Speech, media and academic freedoms are too precious to lose. | Without them, all other rights are threatened — totalitarian rule replacing them, enforced by police state harshness. | What happened on Capitol Hill Wednesday has clear earmarks of an orchestrated false …
globalresearch.ca/censorship-america-new…

Georgia Twin Runoff Election Results Fuel Right-wing Unrest
Abayomi Azikiwe | globalresearch.ca | 2021-01-08
GR Editor's Note | With regard to the coverage of the Wednesday Capitol Event, Global Research will be publishing opposing and contradictory points of view by several of our authors. | We are dealing with a complex and far-reaching political process. We …
globalresearch.ca/georgia-twin-runoff-el…

Capitol Hill Violence: America's Reichstag Fire?
Stephen Lendman | globalresearch.ca | 2021-01-08
GR Editor's Note | With regard to the coverage of the Wednesday Capitol Event, Global Research will be publishing opposing and contradictory points of view by several of our authors. | We are dealing with a complex and far-reaching political process. We …
globalresearch.ca/capitol-hill-violence-…

Evidence Mounts of a Capitol Hill False Flag
Stephen Lendman | globalresearch.ca | 2021-01-08
GR Editor's Note | With regard to the coverage of the Wednesday Capitol Event, Global Research will be publishing opposing and contradictory points of view by several of our authors. | We are dealing with a complex and far-reaching political process. We …
globalresearch.ca/evidence-mounts-capito…

The Pointless Putsch
Nathaniel St. Clair | counterpunch.org | 2021-01-08
If the people who stormed the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday, and eventually overtook the Capitol, quite easily by the way, with police literally opening gates for them, snapping some selfies, and participating in a few friendly shoving matches before ceding the building completely. If those people stormed the Capitol because their government had abandoned them…
counterpunch.org/2021/01/08/the-pointles…

El miércoles fue uno de los días más oscuros en la historia de Estados Unidos
AFSCME en Español | peoplesworld.org | 2021-01-08
El Presidente de AFSCME Lee Saunders emitió la siguiente declaración condenando los eventos del miércoles en Washington: "Ayer fue uno de los días más oscuros en la historia de los Estados Unidos. Lo que vimos en el Capitolio fue una insurrección, una sedición y un acto de terror posibilitado por el presidente de los Estados …
peoplesworld.org/article/el-miercoles-fu…

Censorship in America: The New Abnormal. President Trump Censored by Twitter
Stephen Lendman | globalresearch.ca | 2021-01-08
Speech, media and academic freedoms are too precious to lose. | Without them, all other rights are threatened — totalitarian rule replacing them, enforced by police state harshness. | What happened on Capitol Hill Wednesday has clear earmarks of an orchestrated false …
globalresearch.ca/censorship-america-new…

Capitol siege underscores need for bold action to create truly just and equitable nation
splcenter.org | 2021-01-08
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Hangman's Bluff: Trump on the Run
Matthew Stevenson | counterpunch.org | 2021-01-08
Am I the only American who didn't see yesterday's Capitol invasion as a threat to the republic? (I know what you're thinking, "What republic?") But was it as horrific as is being played up by this morning's editorials? By the way, where was that new member of Congress authorized to carry her burner into the…
counterpunch.org/2021/01/08/hanumans-blu…

Capitol Hill Violence: America's Reichstag Fire?
Stephen Lendman | globalresearch.ca | 2021-01-08
A week before 1933 German general elections, a strategically timed Reichstag fire was falsely blamed on communists. | In response to what happened, President Paul von Hindenburg signed an emergency decree. | Civil liberties were suspended. Weimar Republic democracy died, and Hitler …
globalresearch.ca/capitol-hill-violence-…

The Pointless Putsch
Nathaniel St. Clair | counterpunch.org | 2021-01-08
If the people who stormed the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday, and eventually overtook the Capitol, quite easily by the way, with police literally opening gates for them, snapping some selfies, and participating in a few friendly shoving matches before ceding the building completely. If those people stormed the Capitol because their government had abandoned them…
counterpunch.org/2021/01/08/the-pointles…

The Threat of Fascism Rears its Head in Washington
Pete Dolack | counterpunch.org | 2021-01-08
Let's not mince words: Wednesday's storming of the United States Capitol building was the work of fascism. That it didn't and couldn't succeed, and that Donald Trump is days from being out of the White House, should not blind us to the reality of larger social forces at work. The Orange Menace possibly finished off…
counterpunch.org/2021/01/08/the-threat-o…

"Forbidden Weapons" Used Against Gaza Strip Palestinians. Israel Deliberately Targets Palestinian Civilians
Dr. Zuhair Sabbagh | globalresearch.ca | 2021-01-08
The following research article will explore three forbidden weapons that were and are still being used against the Palestinian civilians of the besieged Gaza Strip. These weapons are the DIME, the Flechette Shells and the Vacuum Bomb. Furthermore, this research …
globalresearch.ca/forbidden-weapons-used…

Florida Seniors Forced to Camp Overnight in Cars in Hope of Vaccine
Staff | truthout.org | 2021-01-08
As the United States reports record COVID-19 deaths, Florida broke the record for the highest single-day increase in new cases Thursday. Across the state, long lines to get vaccinations against COVID-19 left senior citizens camping in their cars overnight in cold weather, after Governor Ron DeSantis lowered the priority age to 65, 10 years below the CDC recommended age of 75. Those aged 79 and older are reportedly four times as likely to die from COVID. We speak with John and Maria Luisa Schoch, aged 79…
truthout.org/video/florida-seniors-force…

Plunge in Restaurant Jobs Due to COVID Leads to First Job Loss Since April
Staff | truthout.org | 2021-01-08
The economy lost 140,000 jobs in December, all of which can be attributed to a plunge in restaurant employment of 372,000. Other sectors highly sensitive to the pandemic, such as hotels and recreation, also lost jobs. The unemployment rate and employment-to-population ratio (EPOP) were both unchanged at 6.7 percent and 57.4 percent, respectively. | The resurgence of the pandemic further heightened the two-track nature of this recession. Construction and manufacturing, two sectors normally hard…
truthout.org/articles/plunge-in-restaura…

The COVID-19 Pandemic Shows the Dangers of For-Profit Housing
Staff | truthout.org | 2021-01-08
A recently published article in The Atlantic titled " The Pandemic Disproved Urban Progressives' Theory About Gentrification" begins with a celebratory cheer for the performance of supply and demand during the COVID-19 pandemic. | As white-collar workers have left expensive urban cores in droves, apartments have emptied and rents have fallen, just as your average economist would predict.
truthout.org/articles/the-covid-19-pande…

Patriarchy And The Pandemic
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2021-01-08
The COVID-19 pandemic has made it agonizingly clear that the systems under which we are living were already broken. The pandemic has only exacerbated the crisis of the capitalist system and removed any illusions about this reality. However, the impact of the crisis has not been uniform. The neoliberal capitalist model, which survives and profits by exploiting the vulnerable, again fell back on its same old ways. As a result, it has been the workers, the migrants, the women, and others, whose unpaid and underpaid labor serves as the basis for capitalists to profit, who have suffered the most. | In this conversatio…
popularresistance.org/patriarchy-and-the…

Israel: Netanyahu hearing postponed amid Covid-19 lockdown
MEE and agencies | middleeasteye.net | 2021-01-08
Israel: Netanyahu hearing postponed amid Covid-19 lockdown | The attorney-general also announces he intends to file criminal charges over tax offences against Interior Minister Aryeh Deri | MEE and agencies | Fri, 01/08/2021 – 11: 18 | Deri, left, was appointed as interior minister in Netanyahu's, right, cabinet in January 2016 (AFP) | A planned court appearance next week by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin N…
www.middleeasteye.net/news/israel-netany…

Hospitals in Ecuador and Peru Collapse Due to Lack of Beds
telesurenglish.net | 2021-01-08
Health authorities in Peru and Ecuador on Thursday reported a surge in demand for Intensive Care Unit (ICU) beds at their hospitals, which suggests that both countries are facing a COVID-19 rebound. | RELATED: | Cuba's COVID-19 Vaccine to Benefit Latin America, PAHO Says | "We have started counting them on our fingers," Peru's Health Minister Pilar Mazzetti warned, reporting that a group of experts believe the country is experiencing a second wave of contagion. | Hospitals' situatio…
telesurenglish.net/news/Hospitals-in-Ecu…

How to Make a COVID-19 Vaccine @Home
Jackie Fox | realprogressives.org | 2021-01-08
This is a script of the video embedded below. | Hello Internet, I'm Jackie Fox and I have a new idea I want to bring you in the final hours of a dark year. This may be a very bright light at the end of the tunnel. It combines video games, community, scientific research, and even vaccines and medical treatments. In some ways it's a follow up to cover new info about vaccines in general I learned since the last series, but the core concept is about this project called Folding@Home. | See, back in 2007, I bought a PlayStation 3, and after a few updates, there was a mysterious app added called "Folding@Home" and I…
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Vaccinating equitably 'saves lives, stabilizes health systems' — WHO chief
news.un.org | 2021-01-08
Two billion doses of "safe and effective COVID-19 vaccines" have been secured by the international equitable vaccine alliance COVAX, and they will be ready for distribution as soon they are delivered, the UN health agency chief said on Friday.
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Modi boasts about "Indian" vaccines as COVID-19 virus rages through the country
wsws.org | 2021-01-08
Workers and the poor continue to be the primary victims of the pandemic, while India's media focuses on vaccinations.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2021/01/08/indi…

Is Israel practicing vaccine leadership or medical apartheid?
Ariel Gold | peoplesdispatch.org | 2021-01-08
The media is abuzz these days with headlines such as "How Israel Became a World Leader in Vaccinating Against Covid-19." While the US has vaccinated only 1.67% of its population against COVID-19 so far, Israel has already given the vaccine to more than 16% of…
peoplesdispatch.org/2021/01/08/is-israel…

As US Sets Daily Record With 4,085 Dead From Covid-19, Governors Demand More Vaccine Doses
Jessica Corbett, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2021-01-08
The World Health Organization now says the interval between two doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine can be extended to up to six weeks. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
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Survival of the Fittest? Florida Seniors Forced to Camp Overnight in Cars, Hoping for Vaccine
Staff | democracynow.org | 2021-01-08
As the United States reports record COVID-19 deaths, Florida broke the record for the highest single-day increase in new cases Thursday. Across the state, long lines to get vaccinations against COVID-19 left senior citizens camping in their cars overnight in cold weather, after Governor Ron DeSantis lowered the priority age to 65, 10 years below the CDC recommended age of 75. Those aged 79 and older are reportedly four times as likely to die from COVID. We speak with John and Maria Luisa Schoch, aged 79 and 80, as they enter their second day in line waiting for shots.
www.democracynow.org/2021/1/8/florida_co…

Indonesia Deems the Chinese Vaccine Suitable for Muslims
telesurenglish.net | 2021-01-08
The Indonesian Ulemas Council (MUI) on Friday announced that the COVID-19 vaccine manufactured by the Chinese company Sinovac is suitable for Muslim believers. | RELATED: | Egypt Licenses Sinopharm COVID-19 Vaccine for Emergency Use | The MUI Fatwas Commission Secretary Asrorun Ni'am Sholeh pointed out that the vaccine is "holy" but that his institution will wait for the health authorities to approve the drug to issue the "fatwa", which is a formal ruling on a point of Islamic law…
telesurenglish.net/news/Indonesia-Deems-…

Is Israel Practicing Vaccine Leadership or Medical Apartheid?
Ariel Gold | counterpunch.org | 2021-01-08
Israel has a population of around 9 million. About 20 percent of Israel's population are Palestinian citizens of Israel. These people can vote in elections, have representation in the Knesset, and are being vaccinated against COVID-19. But, there are another around 5 million Palestinians who live under Israeli rule, without rights, and like the rest of the world, are suffering from the pandemic.
counterpunch.org/2021/01/08/is-israel-pr…

Peru Identifies the First Case of the New Sars-Cov-2 Mutation
telesurenglish.net | 2021-01-08
Peru's Ministry of Health confirmed on Friday its first case of the new SARS-CoV-2 mutation. The patient, a woman who had not traveled abroad but did receive a relative over Christmas, remains in quarantine at this home. | RELATED: | Hospitals in Ecuador and Peru Collapse Due to Lack of Beds | The scientists have warned that the new mutation has a contagion capacity 70 percent more than the COVID-19. Nonetheless, the authorities remarked that the patient had shown only "mild sympto…
telesurenglish.net/news/Peru-Identifies-…

Denmark restricts travel from all countries to 'win time' in battle against Covid-19
rt.com | 2021-01-08
The Danish Foreign Ministry has raised its travel guidance to the maximum level for all countries on Friday, in an effort to limit the spread of more transmissible Covid variants discovered in the UK and South Africa. | Entering Denmark without a recognizable purpose and a negative coronavirus test will not be permitted between January 10 and 17, Foreign Minister Jeppe Kofod told journalists. | He also advised locals against leaving the country, saying: "the message…
rt.com/news/511970-denmark-coronavirus-t…

'F***ing hell, this isn't a parody account': UK police backtrack after being mocked for threatening Covid fines over SNOWBALLS
rt.com | 2021-01-08
Police in England have deleted an angry Twitter message and issued a clarification, apparently trying to save face after being ridiculed for seemingly threatening to impose fines for throwing snowballs amid a Covid-19 lockdown. | "We were trying (to) highlight that leaving your home to carry out acts of antisocial behaviour could be considered a breach of the Covid-19 regulations," West Mercia Police tweeted on Friday. "On reflection, we really didn't word this very well. Sorry." | Obviously, this isn't the case. | We were trying highlight that leaving your home to carry out acts of antisocial behaviour could…
rt.com/uk/511973-uk-police-snowball-covi…

Researchers 'find no sign' that patients on immunosuppressive drugs at higher risk from severe Covid-19 — Johns Hopkins
rt.com | 2021-01-08
In promising coronavirus news, researchers at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health have found that, contrary to widespread fears, patients on immunosuppressive drugs are not at higher risk from severe Covid-19. | Immunosuppressed patients are typically classed as those taking medications to prevent organ rejection following transplant or to treat a variety of inflammatory or autoimmune diseases and conditions. Roughly 10 million people in the US alone would fall under this category. | The medical status has been touted as a potential risk factor throughout the pandemic, with patients advised to…
rt.com/news/511924-immunosuppressed-risk…

COVID Scientist Rebekah Jones Condemns Armed Police Raid on Her Home & Florida's Pandemic Response
Staff | democracynow.org | 2021-01-08
As Florida sets new records for daily coronavirus cases, we speak with a whistleblower who was fired in May from the Florida Department of Health after she refused to censor information about the state's COVID-19 outbreak. Rebekah Jones is a data scientist who helped build Florida's coronavirus tracking dashboard, and she says her termination came after she refused to manipulate data to support the state's reopening. In December, police raided Jones's home in Tallahassee, seizing her computer and phone and holding her family at gunpoint, as part of an alleged investigation into a hacking of the Florida Health Dep…
www.democracynow.org/2021/1/8/rebekah_jo…

Cuba Reports Record Number of COVID-19 Cases in Past 24 Hours
telesurenglish.net | 2021-01-08
The director of epidemiology of the Ministry of Public Health (Minsap) of Cuba, Francisco Durán García, announced this Friday in a press conference that the country reports its highest number of infections of COVID-19 in the past 24 hours, with 344 new cases confirmed. | The province that presents the most significant accumulation of coronavirus infections is Havana, the island's capital. | RELATED: | In Cuba, All International Travelers to Receive Nasalferon | Durán García said that 12,092 clinical t…
telesurenglish.net/news/Cuba-Reports-Rec…

5,000 deaths and 400,000 COVID infections in UK in first week of 2021
wsws.org | 2021-01-08
Scientists advising the government warned this week that the death toll will reach 100,000 before the end of the month.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2021/01/08/couk…

Nineteen-year-old Chicago, Illinois auto mechanic dies of COVID-19
wsws.org | 2021-01-08
Arnold Herrera had just recently been certified as a brakes and electrics specialist before succumbing suddenly to the coronavirus last weekend.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2021/01/08/herr…

North China City Shijiazhuang to be Locked Down for 7 Days
telesurenglish.net | 2021-01-08
Shijiazhuang, the capital city of north China's Hebei Province, will be locked down for seven days to curb the COVID-19 epidemic spread, announced local authorities on Friday evening. | RELATED: | IMF Projects China's Economy To Grow by 7.9% in 2021 | After completing the citywide acid testing, all Shijiazhuang citizens are called to stay at home, and local authorities will endeavor to ensure their daily life, said the municipal COVID-19 prevention and control headquarters. | Shijiazhuang…
telesurenglish.net/news/North-China-City…

2020 Year in Review: COVID, Collapsing America and the Most Censored Stories of the Year
Michael Welch | globalresearch.ca | 2021-01-08
"Make New Mistakes. Make glorious, amazing mistakes. Make mistakes nobody's ever made before. Don't freeze, don't stop, don't worry that it isn't good enough, or it isn't perfect, whatever it is: art, or love, or work or family or life….
globalresearch.ca/2020-year-in-review-co…

COVID-19 infections out of control at Cricklewood Bus Garage! For a walkout and strike action to save lives!
wsws.org | 2021-01-08
At least 12 staff have been diagnosed with COVID in recent days, including up to ten bus drivers, a manager and the garage's full time Unite Health and Safety Rep…
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2021/01/08/lond…

Hunger strikes at three New Jersey prisons
Sara Flounders | workers.org | 2021-01-08
The filthy conditions, indefinite incarceration and escalating COVID infections have touched off desperate hunger strikes at three New Jersey county jails. Each jail operates as a prison-for-profit, renting space at $120 a day for ICE to jail out-of-state migrant detainees. The N.J. counties use the contracts to generate tens of . . . | Continue reading Hunger strikes at three New Jersey prisons at Workers.org
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Ontario care worker denounces political establishment over disastrous conditions in care homes
wsws.org | 2021-01-08
Five workers at Canada's long-term–care facilities have died from COVID-19 within little more than a week.
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Egyptian hospitals run out of oxygen, killing COVID-19 patients in ICU wards
wsws.org | 2021-01-08
The manager of Hamool Hospital in Kafr Al-Sheikh, in the Nile Delta, made an appeal on Facebook for oxygen cylinders, only to be referred for investigation by the authorities.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2021/01/08/egyp…

Record numbers of COVID-19 deaths and hospitalizations across the US as pandemic surge continues
wsws.org | 2021-01-08
The situation in southern California remains especially dire, with Los Angeles County emerging as a global epicenter of the virus.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2021/01/08/cali…

Pompeo Meets With Biden's Secretary of State Pick for First Time to Facilitate 'Orderly Transition'
sputniknews.com | 2021-01-08
US President-elect Joe Biden has tapped Antony Blinken to be the next US secretary of state. Blinken served as deputy national security adviser between 2013 and 2015 and as deputy secretary of state between 2015 and 2017 under then-US President Barack Obama.
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Washington Post: Biden in Danger of Having No Confirmed Cabinet Secretaries on First Day of Presidency
commondreams.org | 2021-01-08
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Pompeo Meets With Biden's Secretary of State Nominee
telesurenglish.net | 2021-01-08
U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Friday that he had met with President-Elect Joe Biden's Secretary of State nominee Antony Blinken to facilitate an orderly transition. | RELATED: | Officials Resign From President Trump's Cabinet | "Today, I met with President-Elect @JoeBiden's Secretary-Designate @ABlinken in order to facilitate an orderly transition and to ensure American interests are protected abroad," Pompeo tweeted. | Pompeo called the meeting "very productive," adding tha…
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Requiring Men but not Women to Register for the Draft is Sex Discrimination
Ria Tabacco Mar | aclu.org | 2021-01-08
The requirement that only men — but not women — register for the draft is one of the last examples of overt sex discrimination written into our federal law. Today, we joined two young men and the National Coalition For Men (NCFM) to urge the U.S. Supreme Court to put an end to it., , Under the 1948 Military Selective Service Act, men in this country are required to mark their 18th birthdays by registering for the Selective Service System, the list of people who could be called up for military service if the government au…
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Court Prevents Bolsonaro From Confiscating Sao Paulo Supplies
telesurenglish.net | 2021-01-08
Brazil's Federal Supreme Court (STF) Judge Ricardo Lewandowski on Friday issued a ruling to prevent President Jair Bolsonaro's administration from confiscating needles, syringes, and other medical supplies that the Sà£o Paulo government bought for its immunization plan. | RELATED: | Brazil: Bolsonaro Cancels Purchase of Syringes for Vaccination | The legal action was filed shortly after the federal government requested the delivery of the supplies purchased by Governor Joa…
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Immunization with SARS [1] Coronavirus Vaccines Leads to Pulmonary Immunopathology on Challenge with the SARS Virus
Chien-Te Tseng | globalresearch.ca | 2021-01-08
This study was originally published in April 2012. | It pertains to the Severe acute respiratory syndrome, SARS-CoV (2002) which has, according to the WHO and the CDC similar features to SARS-CoV-2. | A vaccine was envisaged in relation to SARS-1. The …
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Immunization with SARS [1] Coronavirus Vaccines Leads to Pulmonary Immunopathology on Challenge with the SARS Virus
Chien-Te Tseng | globalresearch.ca | 2021-01-08
This article was originally published in April 2012. | It pertains to Severe acute respiratory syndrome, SARS-CoV (2002) which has, according to the WHO and the CDC similar features to SARS-CoV-2. | A vaccine was envisaged in relation to SARS-1. | This article …
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Vaccine distribution mired in delays across Europe
wsws.org | 2021-01-08
As the coronavirus pandemic continues to spread out of control throughout the European continent, the program of vaccination organized by the European Union is already widely recognized to be a debacle.
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Immunization with SARS [1] Coronavirus Vaccines Leads to Pulmonary Immunopathology on Challenge with the SARS Virus
Chien-Te Tseng | globalresearch.ca | 2021-01-08
This article was originally published in April 2012. | It pertains to Severe acute respiratory syndrome, SARS-CoV (2002) which has, according to the WHO and the CDC similar features to SARS-CoV-2. | It is of relevance to the current debate on the …
globalresearch.ca/immunization-sars-coro…

New Venezuelan Parliament: Those Responsible For Political Instability And Looting Should Be Behind Bars
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2021-01-08
Caracas, Venezuela – Today, the first Vice President of the Venezuelan National Assembly, Iris Varela, requested the creation of a special commission so that within 48 hours an arrest warrant could be issued for those who attacked the political stability of the country over the last two years. | However, she stated that by virtue of the nature of the parliament, agreed to by the Board of Directors, within a period of one month the special parliamentary commission must present the draft exhortation to the Judiciary to issue arrest warrants against deputies and members of the previous board of directors for damages…
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The Climate Crisis Sets Another Grim Record
Editor | scheerpost.com | 2021-01-08
NASA Goddard Space Flight Center / CC BY 2.0] By Andrea Germanos / Common Dreams Highlighting global campaigners' demands for urgent and bold climate action, the European Union's Copernicus Climate Change Service announced Friday that despite coronavirus-related lockdowns, 2020 tied with 2016 for being the warmest year on record and closed out the warmest decade on the books. "It is notable that… | Source…
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Will They Ever Be Over?
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2021-01-08
"This is a different kind of war, which we will wage aggressively and methodically to disrupt and destroy terrorist activity," President George W. Bush announced a little more than two weeks after the 9/11 attacks. "Some victories will be won outside of public view, in tragedies avoided and threats eliminated. Other victories will be clear to all." | This year will mark the 20th anniversary of the war on terror, including America's undeclared conflict in Afghanistan. After that war's original moniker, Operation Infinite Justice, was nixed for offending Muslim sensibilities, the Pentagon rebranded it Operation End…
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Telling War Stories
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2021-01-08
I don't have any personal war stories to tell. In my twenty years in the U.S. Air Force, I never saw combat. I started as a developmental engineer, working mainly on computer software, and morphed into a historian of science and technology who taught for six years at the USAF Academy. I worked on software projects that helped pilots plan their missions and helped the world to keep track of objects in Earth orbit. I taught military cadets who did see combat and served as the dean of students at the Defense Language Institute at the Presidio of Monterey, where I saw plenty of young troops cross the graduation stage…
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Will They Ever Be Over?
Nick Turse | zcomm.org | 2021-01-08
The 20th Anniversary of the War on Terror Arrives…
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Personal use of all recreational drugs should be decriminalised, experts argue
The Canary | thecanary.co | 2021-01-08
Non-violent criminals serving time for drug use or possession should be freed and personal use of recreational drugs decriminalised, experts have said, arguing that the 'war on drugs' is fuelling racism. | "Costly and ineffective": | Personal use of all recreational drugs should be decriminalised immediately, followed by legalisation, regulation, and restrictions on age, advertising and licensing, according to more than 60 international experts. | The group — including bioethicists, drug experts, criminal justice researchers, and psychologists — say prohibition and criminalisation has been "co…
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Space plasma and exoplanet experts receive Royal Astronomical Society awards
imperial.ac.uk | 2021-01-08
Imperial's Dr Julia Stawarz and Dr James Owen have received honours in the Royal Astronomical Society (RAS) annual awards.
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United Ireland 'within 25 years' thanks to 'disaster' Brexit, UK's former Home Secretary predicts
rt.com | 2021-01-08
The "disaster" Brexit deal has played into the hands of those wishing for the "destruction" of the UK, former cabinet minister David Blunkett has said, predicting that a united Ireland might emerge within the next 25 years. | The situation created by Brexit that now "effectively continues" the European single market in Northern Ireland bodes "extremely ill" for the future, Blunkett warned during a debate in the UK House of Lords on Friday. | The divorce agreement has created "contradictions" between the relationship Northern Ireland has with the rest of the UK and the EU, and, ultimately, might lead to the re…
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Why so many young people go vegan
Jack Lee | nationofchange.org | 2021-01-08
Millennials are driving the shift towards food that is plant-based. They are likely to check the source of food, the issues surrounding animal welfare, and the impacts on the environment that get implied when they decide to purchase the product.
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The Black Patch War
Terry Bisson | counterpunch.org | 2021-01-08
On a cold December night in 1907, some 300 to 500 men, armed and mounted in columns of twos, all wearing masks and white sashes, rode into the small Kentucky city of Hopkinsville. They disarmed the local police, occupied the telegraph and telephone offices, and dynamited two warehouses filled with tobacco belonging to James Duke's…
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Will They Ever Be Over? 20 Years of the War on Terror
Nick Turse | counterpunch.org | 2021-01-08
"This is a different kind of war, which we will wage aggressively and methodically to disrupt and destroy terrorist activity," President George W. Bush announced a little more than two weeks after the 9/11 attacks.
counterpunch.org/2021/01/08/will-they-ev…

More War by Other Means: Sanctioning the Wife of Syria's President Makes No Sense to Anyone
Philip Giraldi | globalresearch.ca | 2021-01-08
I am a recipient of regular, usual weekly, emails from the Department of the Treasury providing an "Update to OFAC's list of Specially Designated Nationals (SDN) and Blocked Persons." OFAC is the Office of Foreign Assets Control, which is tasked …
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Chile intensifies its war against the Mapuche people
Tanya Wadhwa | peoplesdispatch.org | 2021-01-08
On the day the verdict was announced regarding the assassination of Mapuche leader Camilo Catrillanca, police carried out a violent raid of 6 Mapuche communites and violently detained members of Catrillanca's family to stop them from attending court…
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South Korean court orders Japan to compensate survivors of sexual violence during World War II
Peoples Dispatch | peoplesdispatch.org | 2021-01-08
A lower court in Seoul ordered Japan to compensate 12 Korean women, who were forced to serve as "comfort women" for its military during the Second World War. The verdict is expected to pave the way for more such judgments…
peoplesdispatch.org/2021/01/08/south-kor…

AMLO Compares Trump's Facebook Bar To the Holy Inquisition
telesurenglish.net | 2021-01-08
Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador warned on Friday about the risks of a worldwide social media hegemony after the U.S. President Donald Trump was blocked from Facebook and Instagram indefinitely. | RELATED: | Donald Trump Indefinitely Blocked from Facebook and Instagram | "What they did in the United States is a bad sign, a bad omen that private companies decide to silence, censor. This goes against freedom, so let's not create a world government with the power to co…
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Video: "The Thick Red Line": Law Enforcement, the "Plandemic"and the Unlawful Orders of Politicians
James Corbett | globalresearch.ca | 2021-01-08
Howard Lichtman joins us today to introduce ThickRedLine.org, an effort to restore respect for law enforcement by abolishing victimless crime. | ThickRedLine seeks to upend the narrative that keeps the public afraid of breaking the unlawful orders of the politicians …
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Yemen, a Quagmire for Saudi Coalition and Imperialists
Azza Rojbi | counterpunch.org | 2021-01-08
"I was still awake. I was sitting in a chair because I was afraid of the planes flying overhead and making a very loud noise. Then they dropped a bomb near us and afterwards they hit our neighbourhood with three bombs. After that, I lost consciousness." These are the word of Yemeni child Ahmad Mansour,…
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No future: the English Left in retrospect
Richard Seymour | zcomm.org | 2021-01-08
What is next for the English Left after Corbyn-led Labour's crushing electoral defeat in last year's election?>…
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137 Types Of Republican Vote Fraud, Election Theft In 2020 And For 200 Yrs Before
Democracy | indybay.org | 2021-01-08
Republicans this year falsely projected onto Democrats categories of crimes which the GOP has commited for 220 Years…
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Uganda: 'Deteriorating' human rights situation in run-up to elections next week
news.un.org | 2021-01-08
The UN human rights office, OHCHR, is urging authorities in Uganda to ensure elections next week are free and peaceful, noting that the arrest of opposition candidates and their supporters are among several "worrying" developments ahead of the vote.
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Haiti To Hold Elections and Constitutional Referendum This Year
telesurenglish.net | 2021-01-08
Provisional Electoral Committee (CEP) President Guylande Mesadieu on Thursday announced the dates for a constitutional referendum and general elections to take place in Haiti this year. | RELATED: | Cuban Doctors Mark 22 Years of Internationalist Aid in Haiti | The referendum on the Constitution is scheduled for April 25, while the first round of presidential and legislative elections will be held on September 19. Subnational elections will be also held on November 21. | "I wan…
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Expats, Expatriots and Utopia
John O'Kane | counterpunch.org | 2021-01-08
The run-up to election 2020 tested the patriotic nerves of many who deem themselves progressive-minded citizens, vowing to leave the country if Trump were re-elected and permitted to wreak more illiberal havoc on the nation. A similar sentiment circulated before the 2004 election, though the fear of what George Bush 2 would bring seems delusory…
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German region approves creation of fund to bypass US sanctions designed to stop Gazprom's vital Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline
rt.com | 2021-01-08
The parliament of the German state of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern has voted to establish a fund to circumvent American sanctions preventing the construction of the Nord Stream 2, a gas pipeline that will connect Russia and Germany. | When completed, it will run from Russia's Leningrad Region, bypassing the Baltic States and Poland, and arrive on Germany's north-eastern Baltic Sea shore. The project has been constantly opposed by Washington, which somewhat preposterously claims that it is a threat to the e…
rt.com/russia/511960-germany-approve-fun…

The US and Guyana Begin Joint Maritime Patrol Operations
telesurenglish.net | 2021-01-08
The Guyana Defense Force (GDF) announced that it will participate with the U.S. Coast Guard in a joint maritime patrol operation on Saturday. | RELATED: | Venezuela Reaffirms Its Sovereign Rights Over the Essequibo | "This exercise will take place off the coast of Guyana and will focus mainly on illegal and unregulated fishing," GDF said, adding that the U.S. Coast Guard vessel Cutter Stone has already arrived in the region. | These patrol exercises result from the "Shiprider Agr…
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Venezuela Rejects ICJ Ruling, Reaffirms Claim Over Essequibo Strip
Ricardo Vaz | venezuelanalysis.com | 2021-01-08
The Maduro government called on the UN Secretary General to mediate the territorial conflict.
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Venezuela Reaffirms Its Sovereign Rights Over the Essequibo
telesurenglish.net | 2021-01-08
Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro Thursday signed a presidential decree setting the country's maritime and territorial borders in order to protect national jurisdiction rights, especially on the disputed Essequibo territory. | RELATED: | Venezuela's New Parliament Holds Its First Legislative Session | He informed that the United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres was notified about his government rejections over the recent International Court of Justice (ICJ) ruling…
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US congresswoman apologises for referencing Hitler at pro-Trump rally
MEE staff | middleeasteye.net | 2021-01-08
US congresswoman apologises for referencing Hitler at pro-Trump rally | Republican Mary Miller had initially doubled down on her remarks that 'Hitler was right on one thing – that whoever has the youth has the future' | MEE staff | Fri, 01/08/2021 – 18: 23 | Miller, who has been in office for less than a week, drew widespread condemnation, sparking calls for her to resign over her comments (AFP/File photo) | US Representa…
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