Daily Archives: January 10, 2021

2021-01-10: News Headlines

Labor Video Project (2021-01-10). 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.

Stephen Lendman (2021-01-10). Dems Preparing Phony Impeachment Charges Against Trump. globalresearch.ca At this late stage, days before Trump's tenure ends, what's going on aims to discredit and humiliate him more than already — for unjustifiable reasons, not the other way around. | On Friday, Dem House Speaker Pelosi said the following: …

Bruce E. Levine (2021-01-10). COVID-19 Slaughter, CDC Tragedy, and One U.S. Authority without Blood on His Hands. counterpunch.org It is easy for progressives to blame the staggering calamity of U.S. COVID-19 deaths solely on Trump. Yes, Donald Trump is a self-serving liar, and his vice president, Mike Pence, as chair of the President's Coronavirus Task Force and Trump henchman, has blocked life-saving guidance from scientific authorities. There is smoking-gun evidence (some of which

RR (2021-01-10). 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.

Staff (2021-01-10). After Attempted Coup, We Must Fight White Supremacy and Sow Revolutionary Love. truthout.org Years ago my friend and teacher Mia Herndon listened patiently as I railed against capitalism and how broken the system was. Then she said, clearly, "Capitalism is not broken. It is working exactly as it was designed to work." A light bulb went on in my head that has illuminated how so many things we want to call dysfunction are actually oppressive and inhumane systems functioning exactly as they were intended to work. | This line of thinking beamed through the performative shock of the atte…

Staff (2021-01-10). After Attempted Coup, We Must Fight White Supremacy and Sow Revolutionary Love. truthout.org Years ago my friend and teacher Mia Herndon listened patiently as I railed against capitalism and how broken the system was. Then she said, clearly, "Capitalism is not broken. It is working exactly as it was designed to work." A light bulb went on in my head that has illuminated how so many things we want to call dysfunction are actually oppressive and inhumane systems functioning exactly as they were intended to work. | This line of thinking beamed through the performative shock of the atte…

Sophia Purdy-Moore (2021-01-10). The Capitol coup only highlights the threat that white supremacy poses to democracy. thecanary.co At a right-wing 'Save America' rally on 6 January, Trump Following this speech, on the same day, a right-wing mob violently stormed the US Capitol building in Washington, D.C. Five people were

Paul Street (2021-01-10). The Failed Fascist Coup and the Futility of "Reconciliation" counterpunch.org It is possible to be simultaneously unsurprised and jolted by an event. It was one thing to know that the wannabe dictator Donald Trump and his shrinking band were going to pull some demented stunt in a last-ditch attempt to reverse the outcome of the 2020 presidential election. It was another thing to watch his

Prof Michel Chossudovsky (2021-01-10). The 2020 Worldwide Corona Crisis: Destroying Civil Society, Engineered Economic Depression, Global Coup d'État and the "Great Reset" globalresearch.ca We are at the crossroads of one of the most serious crises in modern history. We are living history, yet our understanding of the flow of events since January 2020 has been blurred. Worldwide, people have been misled both by their governments and the media.

Fight Back (2021-01-11). People of Milwaukee respond to right-wing seizure of Capitol building in D.C. fightbacknews.org Milwaukee, WI – On the morning of January 10, a coalition of left-wing organizations and community groups came together in downtown Milwaukee to put forward a people's alternative to the chaos of the past week in the U.S. Capitol. The protest featured a speaker officially representing the Milwaukee Area Labor Council. The event, called "Rally Against the Far-Right – Build the People's Movements," drew nearly 100 people on foot and in cars. | There were three points put forward by the coalition: 1) "Trump out" and all who are complicit in his crimes; 2) Relief for the people now; and 3) End police crimes, includin…

Cat McGuire (2021-01-11). I Was at the Washington, D.C. "Save America" Rally. 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 …

_____ (2021-01-10). Snowden Warns Against Trump Social Media Ban. popularresistance.org NSA whistleblower and internet freedom advocate Edward Snowden has cautioned the public against celebrating President Trump's recent social media ban. "I know a lot of folks in the comments [who] read this are like 'YAAAAS,' which, like — I get it. But imagine for a moment a world that exists for more than the next 13 days, and this becomes a milestone that will endure," he wrote on Twitter. Both Facebook and Twitter announced they would prevent the president from using their services in the light of his incitement of the storming of the Capitol Building on Wednesday. Twitter has since reversed its decision…

_____ (2021-01-10). Capitol Incident A Dress Rehearsal. popularresistance.org With the normalization of mass shootings in the United States it is more than understandable that members of Congress feared for their lives when they learned protestors had forced their way into the Capitol in unknown numbers and were roaming around at will. | But by the time it was over we knew that: only five weapons were seized by police so most of the intruders were probably unarmed; the only shots fired were by police who killed an unarmed female protestor; video and photos showed the demonstrators taking pictures of chambers and art work like they were tourists; and the occupiers were peacefully led out of…

Farooque Chowdhury (2021-01-10). Regime Change within Empire. dissidentvoice.org Hundreds of protesters breached the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday, forcing lockdowns as the US Congress was convening a joint session to count the certified 2020 Electoral College votes. The entire episode, although with a few gaps, was in the mainstream media. Death number, arrests, etc. accompanied. There are some more things. What came out was …

Helen Buyniski (2021-01-10). With Unilateral Censorship of a Sitting US President, Big Tech Has Proven It's More Powerful than Any Government. globalresearch.ca Big Tech's moves to muscle President Donald Trump off social media have been heralded by some as victory. But a corporate-run state with politicians serving as mere figureheads amounts to the very fascism they claim to oppose. | The smug, palpable …

Sacha Stone (2021-01-11). Video: Focus on Fauci. "This is Not A Vaccine" globalresearch.ca " Let's make sure we are clear… This is not a vaccine. They are using the term "vaccine" to sneak this thing under public health exemptions. This is not a vaccine." Dr David Martin | This means that all those 'pushing …

MEE and agencies (2021-01-10). Israelis resume corruption protests against Netanyahu amid third Covid-19 lockdown. middleeasteye.net Israelis resume corruption protests against Netanyahu amid third Covid-19 lockdown | Protests taking place as trial approaches and with race on to deliver vaccine ahead of March election | Sun, 01/10/2021 – 14: 22 | Prime minister has centred focus on vaccination programme ahead of latest nationwide vote (Reuters) | Thousands of Israelis have restarted protests against Prime Minister Benja…

Dr. Gary G. Kohls (2021-01-11). False Positives: Evidence Based Fact, What is the Reliability of the PCR Test? globalresearch.ca "It is easier to deceive people than to convince them that they have been deceived." — Mark Twain | * | We bring to the attention of our readers a series of quotations by the CDC, FDA, scientists and medical doctors (emphasis …

WSWS (2021-01-11). Hundreds of workplace outbreaks of COVID-19 along US West Coast. wsws.org In California, there are 511 active workplace outbreaks connected to the infections of 10,000 employees in service, logistics, food processing and other industries.

Sen. Scott Jensen (2021-01-11). Video: Senator Jensen Under Investigation For Telling the Truth About COVID-19. globalresearch.ca In the following video, Senator Scott Jensen of Minnesota warns of a "danger that we need to talk about." | "The cancel culture is happening, … but the fact of the matter is COVID-19 has opened a door into a tremendously …

Matthew Ehret-Kump (2021-01-11). For Martin Luther King Day: Let Us End His "Second Assassination" globalresearch.ca Martin Luther King Jr. day has been celebrated every January 18 since it was a made a national holiday through the tireless efforts of Martin's widow Coretta in 1983. | While many people take the opportunity to treat Martin's life as …

WSWS (2021-01-11). West Virginia schools slated to return to in-person instruction next week. wsws.org West Virginia Governor Jim Justice has ordered elementary and middle schools to reopen for daily in-person instruction beginning January 19, even as infections and deaths surge.

Steven Sahiounie (2021-01-11). End of the Saudi Blockade of Qatar: Will Syria Benefit from the "Renewed Gulf Unity"? globalresearch.ca With an end to the Qatar blockade and a possible rapprochement with Turkey, Saudi Arabia may soon move towards reconciliation with Syria. | The Persian Gulf states' opposition to Iran's role in the region, while limiting Turkey's influence, may bring Saudi …

Andrea Germanos, staff writer (2021-01-10). As Pandemic Rages, Trump Admin. Approves Tennessee's "Reckless" Plan to Slash Medicaid. commondreams.org The eleventh-hour safety net attack is being met with outrage from advocates of strengthening the healthcare program. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Aaron Maté (2021-01-10). UN torture expert on Julian Assange's persecution and the lies behind it. thegrayzone.com As a UK judge rejects Julian Assange's extradition but keeps him caged in Belmarsh prison, UN Special Rapporteur on torture Nils Melzer discusses Assange's persecution and the lies used to wage it. A UK judge has rejected a US attempt to extradite Julian Assange, citing the Wikileaks founder's risk of suicide and the poor conditions of US prisons. But Judge Vanessa Baraitser accepted the basis for the US government's espionage case against Assange and ruled against releasing him on bail. …

Staff (2021-01-10). New Google Union Will Help Build Labor Struggle Against Technological Oppression. truthout.org Last Monday, workers at Google and other companies under the umbrella company Alphabet formed a "minority union," affiliated with the Communications Workers of America (CWA). This Alphabet Workers Union (AWU) claims it aims to include workers of all job descriptions at Alphabet, including temps and contractors, who are normally excluded from union activities recognized by the National Labor Relations Board. These workers have explicitly said why they are unionizing: thousands of workers a…

Staff (2021-01-10). COVID Has Underscored the Need for Safe Drinking Water. But Not Everyone Has It. truthout.org When the COVID-19 outbreak swept across the U.S., toilet paper, hand sanitizer and Clorox wipes flew off store shelves. But shopping carts have also been full of something that most Americans get supplied straight to their home: water. Shoppers emptied store shelves of bottled water while stockpiling during the initial months of the pandemic.

Insomniac Resurrected (2021-01-10). Czechs Finish Gas Pipeline That Connects Them to Nord Stream 2. anti-empire.com The Czech Republic has put a new gas pipeline, which is connected to the EUGAL pipeline – a terrestrial extension of

Steve Topple (2021-01-10). A sociologist just slammed Starmer's new paywalled Telegraph article. thecanary.co Keir Starmer has once Starmer in the T…

Paul Haeder (2021-01-10). USA: Unsafe at any Speed. dissidentvoice.org The number of gun sales in Oregon by Christmas Day, 2020, was a whopping 4,000,000. The year before, an anemic 300,000. It is the law of the gun. Guns in jets, guns in bombers, guns in schools, guns here on the streets, in Salem, at the Capital, guns in Grand Theft Auto V, guns in …

Alex MacDonald (2021-01-10). Turkish government calls on Turks to dump WhatsApp, switch to local apps. middleeasteye.net Turkish government calls on Turks to dump WhatsApp, switch to local apps | New terms of service led to privacy concerns while Turkey has blasted a UK-EU exemption from data-sharing changes | Sun, 01/10/2021 – 15: 50 | Logos of social networking websites displayed on a mobile phone's screen in Istanbul (AFP) | The Turkish government has called on its citizens to stop using WhatsApp and instead us…

MEE and agencies (2021-01-10). Iraqi policeman shot dead, dozens wounded in Nasiriyah protests. middleeasteye.net Iraqi policeman shot dead, dozens wounded in Nasiriyah protests | Witnesses said security forces opened fire to disperse demonstrators from the city's Haboubi Square, after third consecutive day of protests | Sun, 01/10/2021 – 17: 41 | Iraqi protesters are pictured next to burning tyres during clashes with police during anti-government demonstrations in Nasiriyah, southern Iraq, on 10 Janu…

Ali Salam (2021-01-10). Palestinians Demonstrate Against Israeli Settlements in Kafr Thuluth Village. imemc.org Palestinian civilians held a demonstration, on Saturday, in Kafr Thuluth village, southeast of Qalqilia, in the northern occupied West Bank, in rejection of Israel's accelerated settlement expansion, the Palestinian Information Center reported. The participants marched from the center of the town, toward the Separation Barrier, built on Palestinian village lands, flying the national flag and …

Ali Salam (2021-01-10). Palestinian Family Forced to Demolish Section of Home in East Jerusalem. imemc.org A Palestinian family was forced to destroy a section of their home in Silwan town, on Friday, after the Israeli occupation authorities threatened to demolish the entire house, the Palestinian Information Center reported. Hatem al-Salaymeh, the homeowner, has been living in the home in the Ras al-Amud neighborhood in occupied East Jerusalem, with his wife …

Staff (2021-01-10). COVID Has Underscored the Need for Safe Drinking Water. But Not Everyone Has It. truthout.org When the COVID-19 outbreak swept across the U.S., toilet paper, hand sanitizer and Clorox wipes flew off store shelves. But shopping carts have also been full of something that most Americans get supplied straight to their home: water. Shoppers emptied store shelves of bottled water while stockpiling during the initial months of the pandemic.

news.un (2021-01-10). UN chief highlights need for climate action, pandemic response, in commemorating 75th anniversary of the General Assembly. news.un.org In his first major speech of the year, the UN Secretary-General underlined the need for global cooperation to address today's challenges such as the COVID-19 pandemic and climate change.

Peoples Dispatch (2021-01-10). Communist youth mobilize across Italy demanding safety in schools. peoplesdispatch.org On Thursday, January 7, Communist Youth Front (FGC) organized demonstrations in several cities across Italy demanding safer classrooms. Schools across Italy were supposed to be reopened on that day but the government postponed the reopening to Monday. The FGC organized protests in the cities of Rome, Milan, Naples, Turin, Florence, Perugia, Catania, Padova, Salerno, Taranto, Cosenza, Gorizia and Ascoli. The protesters said that since the beginning of the pandemic, nothing substantial has been done to ensure safety in schools and respect for students' rights during online lessons. | FGC also gave a call for a nati…

Prabhat Patnaik (2021-01-10). Why Modi govt. looked the other way on giving cash relief during pandemic. peoplesdispatch.org Timidity vis-à -vis international finance capital, callousness toward people, and cynicism in manipulating the electorate and legislators, have made the Modi government one of the most ultra-Right governments in the world…

Pacifica Fightback (2021-01-10). Saturday 1/9: Fightback Town Hall Meeting On Palestine & The Attacks On Pacifica. indybay.org Meeting Registration | us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZYtc-i…

_____ (2021-01-10). Artists And Academics Oppose Canada-Israel Free Trade Agreement. popularresistance.org More than 150 artists and academics and over 20 trade unions, cultural organizations, student groups and indigenous collectives in Montréal are calling on the Canadian government to cancel the Canada-Israel Free Trade Agreement. | This community declaration of collective opposition to the Canada-Israel Free Trade Agreement (CIFTA) was first launched in July 2020 as part of the global wave of protests to oppose a push by the extreme right wing government of Benjamin Netanyahu to formally annex the Jordan Valley, in the occupied Palestinian territory. | Specifically this statement is part of a series of ongoing loc…

GAY SHAME (2021-01-10). Drop Charges Against the Indigenous People's Day 5. indybay.org On October 12, Indigenous People's Day, Northern California's Mission San Rafael Arcángel was the site of a protest where activists toppled a statue of Junípero Serra— known for his role in the Native genocide and colonization of California.

_____ (2021-01-10). Assange Ruling Is A Blow Against A Free Press — A Closer Look. popularresistance.org Judge Vanessa Baraitser's decision to prevent Julian Assange's extradition to the United States to face trial on espionage-related criminal charges is a partial victory for Assange, his family, and his supporters. Baraitser was not satisfied that US prison authorities would be able to prevent the award-winning journalist from taking his life, given the conditions of solitary confinement and isolation that he would likely face during pre-trial detention and in the event of his conviction. | However, in her ruling, the judge made clear that Assange would have been extradited, if it weren't for his "substantial risk…

The Canary (2021-01-10). Letter: The demonisation of Assange paves the way for more rape and murder by the State. thecanary.co We are relieved the court ruled not to extradite Julian Assange to the US. His immediate release from Belmarsh, classified as torture by the UN Special Rapporteur, especially under coronavirus, must follow. The refusal of bail must be reversed immediately. | As an anti-rape organisation, we resent the original use of alleged sex offences to facilitate Assange's extradition to the US via Sweden. Knowing the evidence, that case was never viable, but it initiated and fuelled a witch-hunt against Assange and diverted from the real target: his Wikileaks reporting. | Assange and Chelsea Manning exposed rape, torture, a…

Newsclick (2021-01-10). Iran nuclear deal: What happens next? peoplesdispatch.org Former Indian Ambassador M.K. Bhadrakumar and Newsclick's Prabir Purkayastha discuss what lies ahead in West Asia as a new US administration takes charge. Will the US return to following the provisions of the Iran nuclear deal? How are relations between key players in West Asia likely to develop? What will be the role of the United States?

socialistregister (2021-01-10). A Tribute to Leo Panitch (1945—2020). socialistregister.com The editorial collective of the Socialist Register and its publishers are in shock and deep mourning at the sudden passing of Leo Panitch, the long-standing co-editor of the Register, on December 19 in Toronto.

The Canary (2021-01-10). Public health expert warns that the UK needs a clear coronavirus strategy beyond the vaccine. thecanary.co The response to coronavirus (Covid-19) across the UK should be more proactive, a public health expert has warned. | Professor Devi Sridhar said there's currently "no clear strategy" in the UK other than "reactive lockdowns". Prof Sridhar is chairwoman of public health at Edinburgh University and an adviser to the Scottish government. | Each devolved administration is responsible for how it handles coronavirus. But all four are currently in lockdown following a spike in cases and deaths in the past six weeks. The spike has been caused, at least partially, by a new, more transmissible strain of the virus. | "Th…

Editor (2021-01-10). The Coming Battle Over Vaccines. scheerpost.com Matt Allworth / CC BY-NC-ND 2.0] By Jill Richardson / OtherWords With the new COVID-19 vaccine available, Dr. Anthony Fauci says Americans can begin to achieve herd immunity by next summer. Herd immunity occurs when so many people are immune to the virus that it can't spread, because an infected person won't have anyone left to spread it to. Yet as of November, four in ten Americans said they… |

Ron Jacobs (2021-01-10). Burlington, Vermont, Harbinger of Change? counterpunch.org Burlington, Vermont saw its second snowfall of the 2020-2021 winter on January 2, 2021. The five-inch covering wasn't much by Vermont standards and it certainly didn't stop the city from functioning. In fact, it can even be seen as a welcome diversion in these days of quarantine and COVID-19. It did remind me of another

Muhammed Shabeer (2021-01-10). 'Let the rich pay for the COVID-19 crisis'. peoplesdispatch.org Niklas Bà∂ck, chairman of the Communist Youth of Austria, talks about the impact of COVID-19 on the people, especially the youth, the resistance to the far-right and the growth of the left…

_____ (2021-01-10). Vancouver Gave Its Homeless $5,800. popularresistance.org "It took me about a week to really sink in that this money was for me," Ray recounts. "You know, $7,500 bucks is a fair bit to be giving to someone in my situation." | Ray was among 50 people experiencing homelessness in Vancouver, British Columbia selected in 2018 to receive a lump sum of cash deposited into their personal bank accounts — no strings attached. The gift (about USD$5,800) was part of a pilot project, the first of its kind, and the early results are so impressive that cities across Canada and the U.S. are looking to try it themselves. | For Ray, everything hit at once. After a 37-year-long car…

Staff (2021-01-10). New Google Union Will Help Build Labor Struggle Against Technological Oppression. truthout.org Last Monday, workers at Google and other companies under the umbrella company Alphabet formed a "minority union," affiliated with the Communications Workers of America (CWA). This Alphabet Workers Union (AWU) claims it aims to include workers of all job descriptions at Alphabet, including temps and contractors, who are normally excluded from union activities recognized by the National Labor Relations Board. These workers have explicitly said why they are unionizing: thousands of workers a…

Colin Todhunter (2021-01-10). Genetic Engineering, Agriculture and Brexit: Treachery in Our Midst. dissidentvoice.org The UK government has launched its public consultation on the deregulation of gene editing in England. To kick things off, somewhat predictably Environment Secretary George Eustice recently spun a staunch pro-industry line at the Oxford Farming Conference by stating: Gene editing has the ability to harness the genetic resources that Mother Nature has provided in …

Colin Todhunter (2021-01-10). Genetic Engineering, Agriculture and Brexit: Treachery in Our Midst. globalresearch.ca The UK government has launched its "Gene …

Peadar O'Cearnaigh (2021-01-10). As Brexit reality hits home, it's starting to expose the DUP in Northern Ireland. thecanary.co When the UK left the EU on 1 January 2021, both parties

The Frontline coalition (2021-01-10). Saturday 1/16: #ForwardTogether: Mass Organizing for Racial Justice, Climate, LGBTQIA+, Economy, more. indybay.org Online/virtual mass organizing meeting…

repost (2021-01-10). 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.

HUFF (2021-01-10). 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.

WIT (2021-01-10). àönase a la celebración mundial de la victoria de Joe Biden y Kamala Harris. indybay.org àönase al mundo en la celebración de que Trump ya no es el presidente de los Estados Unidos y es reemplazado por Joe Biden.

Rescue Pacifica (2021-01-10). 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.

NORCALMLK & SF Public Library (2021-01-10). Saturday 1/16: BCAF2021: Black & Brown Comix Arts Virtual Festival San Francisco (1/16). indybay.org Virtual festival online (FREE)…

Khibaka, Michael Harris (2021-01-10). MLK Sacramento Library Golden Anniversary – Farm to Fork Friday. indybay.org Join us as we continue the journey celebrating the Golden Anniversary of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Liberary in the Meadowview Community of Sacramento, California.

Dan Bacher (2021-01-10). Newsom's 2021 Budget Doesn't Address Fossil-Fueled Public Health & Climate Crises. indybay.org The response to the budget by environmental, climate and environmental justice groups was mixed. The Sierra Club praised the funding of incentives to replace fossil fuel vehicles with electric vehicles, while the Last Chance Coalition, a coalition of more than 750 public health, environmental justice, climate, and labor organizations, said the budget fails to directly address the extraction and production of fossil fuels in California after a year during which the state's oil and gas regulators approved thousands of drilling permits.

Support Bookshop Santa Cruz Union (2021-01-10). Tuesday 1/12: Bookshop Union Solidarity Rally. indybay.org Locust Street & Pacific Avenue, Santa Cruz…

Dan Bacher (2021-01-10). 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 (2021-01-10). 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).

David Giesen (2021-01-10). Monday 1/11: Pen Pal Scrub the White House Hour. indybay.org zoom.us/j/97280835866?pwd=eU90RXgrbmxjWU…

KUKU (2021-01-10). 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.

Quanah Brightman (2021-01-10). 45th Anniversary of UNA saved AIM. indybay.org Celebrate The 45th Anniversary of United Native Americans Saving AIM | #January 25, 2020 | #Globally | #HistoricalVideo | 45th Anniversary of UNA saving AIM | youtu.be/ldfuwWYroPs

Coalition for Proptery Tax Justice (2021-01-10). Wednesday 1/13: #Black Homes Matter Speak Out: Most Detroit Home Foreclosures Since the Great Depression. indybay.org Virtual speak out…

WIT (2021-01-10). Join the Worldwide Celebration of Joe Biden and Kamala Harris's Victory. indybay.org Join the world in the celebration that Trump is no longer is the President of the United States and replaced with Joe Biden.

NORCALMLK & SF Public Library (2021-01-10). Saturday 1/16: BCAF2021: Black & Brown Comix Artists Virtual Festival San Francisco (1/16). indybay.org Virtual festival online (FREE)…

NORCALMLK & SF Public Library (2021-01-10). Monday 1/18: BCAF2021: Black & Brown Comix Arts Virtual Festival San Francisco (1/18). indybay.org Virtual festival online (FREE)…

DON (2021-01-10). 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.

NORCALMLK & SF Public Library (2021-01-10). Sunday 1/17: BCAF2021: Black & Brown Comix Artists Virtual Festival San Francisco (1/17). indybay.org Virtual festival online (FREE)…

NORCALMLK & SF Public Library (2021-01-10). Sunday 1/17: BCAF2021: Black & Brown Comix Arts Virtual Festival San Francisco (1/17). indybay.org Virtual festival online (FREE)…

Thomas Konda (2021-01-10). The conspiracy election. zcomm.org Conspiracy theories aren't the preserve of a minority — they lie at the heart of US politics…

news.un (2021-01-10). FROM THE FIELD: Laos villages transformed by solar power. news.un.org For people living off-grid in remote villages in Laos, solar energy offers a clean, sustainable way to bring electricity for all, and the promise to transform their lives.

Rod Driver (2021-01-10). How the Media Distort Reality — Filtering Out the "Important Stuff" globalresearch.ca "The sinister fact about literary censorship in England is that it is largely voluntary. Unpopular ideas can be silenced, and inconvenient facts kept dark, without any need for an official ban" (George Orwell(1)) | If our media were trying to cover …

_____ (2021-01-10). CCTV — The most-surveilled commuter boroughs in London. truepublica.org.uk Research by UK network data cabling infrastructure company ACCL has found that London is the most surveilled city in Europe with around 630,000 CCTV cameras watching 9.6 million inhabitants in the UK capital. That's 68 cameras per 1,000 Londoners. People living in Paris, Madrid and Athens are surveilled far less with between 3 and 11 …

Dr. T. P. Wilkinson (2021-01-10). The Ends of Whiteness? White Supremacy Confronted. globalresearch.ca Thirty years ago this month I was preparing for what would be a three-month tour of the Republic of South Africa. The original research objective—conceived in 1990—had been to visit mission stations and other properties and operations of Christian churches …

His Excellency Carlo Maria Viganà≤ (2021-01-10). Archbishop Viganà≤: Open Letter to Donald Trump, Warns About 'Great Reset' Plot to 'Subdue Humanity,' Destroy Freedom. globalresearch.ca First posted on Global Research in October 2020 | His Excellency, Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganà≤, has written yet another open letter to President Donald J. Trump. Read it in its entirety below. It is available in PDF by …

James A. Lucas (2021-01-10). US Has Killed More Than 20 Million People in 37 "Victim Nations" Since World War II. globalresearch.ca Among Global Research's most popular 2020 articles | First published in November 2015GR Editor's Note | Let us put this in historical perspective: the commemoration of the War to End All Wars acknowledges that 15 million lives were lost in the …

Craig McKee (2021-01-10). The Plot to Kill Martin Luther King: Survived Shooting, Was Murdered in Hospital. globalresearch.ca Pepper was able to piece together what really happened on April 4, 1968 in Memphis right down to who gave the order and supplied the money, how the patsy was chosen, and who actually pulled the trigger.

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 …

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

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.

WSWS (2021-01-09). Details emerge of high-level state involvement in Wednesday's coup attempt. wsws.org New revelations show the fascist putsch was prepared with the involvement of sections of the military, police and Republican Party and that the danger has not passed.

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.

Ryan Cristián (2021-01-09). Numerous Deaths After COVID Vaccine, DARPA Genetic Extinction Tech, The Coup Psyop & The War On YOU. thelastamericanvagabond.com Welcome to The Daily Wrap Up, a concise show dedicated to bringing you the most relevant independent news, as we see it, from the last 24 hours (1/9/20). As always, take the information discussed in the video below and research it for yourself, and come to your own conclusions. Anyone telling you what the truth

Jon Skolnik (2021-01-09). Republican lawmakers caught helping pro-Trump mobs at U.S. Capitol, Oregon statehouse. salon.com One West Virginia Republican live-streamed with the mobs in DC, another was caught opening doors to them in Oregon…

_____ (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…

Alex Newhouse (2021-01-09). Far-Right Activists on Social Media Telegraphed Violence Weeks in Advance of the Attack on the US Capitol. commondreams.org The siege was consistent with their openly expressed hopes and plans. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

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…

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 …

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.

WSWS (2021-01-09). EU responsible for refugee disaster in Bosnia: People without food, in sandals in the snow. wsws.org Without food, wearing just sandals in the snow and lacking a roof over their heads, more than 3,000 migrants must brave sub-zero temperatures in the northwest of Bosnia-Herzegovina.

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…

Alan MacLeod (2021-01-09). Billionaire-Owned Media Look Out for Neediest by Demanding They Get No More Money. commondreams.org "How to pay for it" is the question they perennially ask when the prospect of helping ordinary people is raised. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

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 . . . |

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…

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

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…

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 . . . |

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 . . . |

RT (2021-01-09). Pope to be vaccinated against Covid next week, labels opposition to jabs 'suicidal denial'. rt.com Pope Francis has branded opposition to Covid-19 vaccines as "suicidal denial" and announced that he will receive a jab against the coronavirus disease next week. | In a forthcoming interview, the 84-year-old leader of the Catholic Church says that "ethically" getting a vaccine against the virus should be a duty for everyone. | "Next week, we will start to do it here (in the Vatican) and I made an appointment, we must do it," Francis told Italy's Canale 5 TV station. | Segments of the interview were released on Saturday with the full comments set to be broadcast on Sunday. "There is a suicidal denial which I ca…

RT (2021-01-09). 'Our people won't be a testing device': Tehran bans trials of foreign vaccines on Iranians. rt.com Tehran has rejected attempts by foreign companies to test their coronavirus vaccines on Iranians, President Hassan Rouhani said, adding that the country will purchase safe immunization for its population. | "Foreign companies wanted to give us vaccines so they would be tested on the Iranian people. But the health ministry prevented it," Rouhani told state TV, without naming the producers that tried contacting the government in Tehran. | Our people won't be a testing device for vaccine manufacturing companies. | The Iranian authorities will purchase foreign vaccines — without naming them — that hav…

RT (2021-01-09). WHO has received 13 Covid vaccine proposals for emergency use, expects to get full data on Russia's Sputnik V by end of this month. rt.com The World Health Organization (WHO) is currently assessing several vaccines to be promoted for emergency use across the world, including those made in Russia and China, one of its most senior officials revealed on Friday | The WHO has received 13 "valid proposals" for the possible emergency listing of Covid-19 vaccines since October, the assistant director-general for access to medicines and health products, Mariangela Simao, said at a press briefing. | "We have received, for example, the information from Sinopharm, we have finalized that in phase three trial and it is being authorized in some countries. We ar…

RT (2021-01-09). Spaniards SKIING & dog-sledding on Madrid streets as freak blizzards kill 3 (VIDEOS). rt.com Scores of people in Madrid neglected calls by the authorities to stay home and flocked outside to engage in winter activities, as the Spanish capital was paralyzed by the biggest snowfall in half a century, leaving three dead. | Storm Filomena, which buried Madrid under a record 50 centimeters of snow on Friday, became a disaster for the city. | The blizzard caused at least three fatalities in the city and nearby areas, Interior Minister Fernando Grande-Marlaska said on Saturday. A man and a woman drowned in a car after it was swept away by a swollen river, while a homeless person froze t death. | But, after c…

RT (2021-01-09). Isaak Khalatnikov dies aged 101: Legendary Russian physicist & WW2 veteran helped create first Soviet nuclear bomb in 1940s. rt.com Russian physicist Isaak Khalatnikov, the oldest member of the country's Academy of Sciences (RAS), has died at the age of 101. The scientist was the last living participant of the team that built the first Soviet nuclear bomb. | The scientist died early on Saturday in the Moscow Region, RAS told Russian media outlets. Born in 1919, more than a century ago, Khalatnikov was one of the leading Soviet — and, after the collapse of the Union, Russian scientists in the field of theoretical physics. | He was also the first head of the Landau Institute for Theoretical Physics, a prestigious research agency within…

RT (2021-01-09). Massive power grid failure plunges Pakistan into darkness. rt.com Pakistan's national power grid has failed, leaving almost the entire country in the dark. With officials blaming a mysterious "plunge in the frequency," conspiracy theories quickly proliferated. | "A countrywide blackout has been caused by a sudden plunge in the frequency in the power transmission system," Pakistani power minister Omar Ayub Khan wrote on Twitter, shortly after the country was plunged into darkness before midnight on Saturday. | Pakistanis soon shared pictures of their blacked out cities and towns, with the starry night sky clearly visible above without the usual light pollution. | Check out th…

RT (2021-01-09). BoJo gets an earful from fed-up Brits as UK govt launches ad campaign urging compliance with 3rd national lockdown. rt.com Boris Johnson has been accused of mismanaging the UK's response to Covid-19, as his government rolls out a new ad campaign encouraging people to adhere to the nation's third lockdown. | The British prime minister on Saturday implored his countrymen to comply with the measures, claiming that the NHS was under increasing pressure amid a rise in coronavirus cases. | Our hospitals are under more pressure than at any other time since the start of the pandemic, and infection rates continue to soar at an alarming rate. | The vaccine rollout has given us renewed hope, but it's critical for now we stay at home, protect…

MEE correspondent (2021-01-09). Gulf reconciliation means little for warring sides in Yemen's conflict. middleeasteye.net Gulf reconciliation means little for warring sides in Yemen's conflict | Despite end to Qatari blockade, groups loyal to different Gulf states are far from reconciling in Yemen | Sat, 01/09/2021 – 13: 20 | Fighters with the Saudi-backed coalition man a checkpoint in Dar Sad, north of Yemen's southern city of Aden on 31 December 2020 (AFP) | The disputes between Qatar and its neighbours…

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…

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, . . . |

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 . . . |

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.

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 …

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.

Ali Salam (2021-01-09). Israeli Soldiers Shoot, Injure Two Palestinians at Weekly Kufur Qaddoum March. imemc.org Two Palestinians were injured, on Friday, when Israeli soldiers opened fire with tear-gas towards the peaceful protesters in Kufur Qaddoum village, east of Qalqilia, in the northern occupied West Bank, according to a local official. Two Palestinian civilians, including a teen and a volunteer paramedic were struck with tear-gas canisters, while dozens more suffered the …

_____ (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.

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.

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.

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…

WSWS (2021-01-09). Tennessee Education Association estimates more than 16,000 Tennessee educators have had COVID-19. wsws.org In response to a recent survey conducted by the Tennessee Educators Association over 84 percent of educators reported a negative "emotional impact" from working in public education during the pandemic.

WSWS (2021-01-09). Ohio Amazon worker speaks out against unsafe workplace conditions in pandemic. wsws.org An Amazon worker in Ohio describes the bureaucratic nightmare of returning to work in the midst of a deadly pandemic following a planned leave of absence.

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…

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 …

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…

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.

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 …

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

WSWS (2021-01-09). Workers Struggles: Asia and Australia. wsws.org The World Socialist Web Site invites workers and other readers to

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

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…

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.

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.

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.

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.

WSWS (2021-01-09). Indonesia: Soaring COVID-19 cases as government scrambles to roll out vaccine. wsws.org Contact tracing has been minimal and disorderly, while lockdowns have been resisted throughout, placing the full burden of the virus on the working class.

sputniknews (2021-01-09). Twitter Deletes Khamenei Post Labelling US and UK COVID-19 Vaccines 'Untrustworthy'. sputniknews.com In December last year, the tech giant announced a policy under which it would eliminate the users' content containing what it described as potentially "false or misleading information" about COVID-19 vaccinations.

WSWS (2021-01-09). The United States sees more than 4,000 deaths in a single day from COVID-19. wsws.org The United States saw more than 4,000 deaths yesterday from COVID-19 infections. The vaccine rollout continues to be a fiasco, while new coronavirus variants are demonstrating more aggressive behaviors.

Doug Neiss (2021-01-09). Can we save democracy from the two-party system?>. salon.com A political establishment that equates the left and right as untouchable evils is not "moderate." It's a disaster…

Justin Pelofsky (2021-01-09). The 9 best free streaming services worthy of downloading. salon.com From local news to acclaimed films and TV, these apps can help you cut the cord or at least not add to your bundle…

Melanie McFarland (2021-01-09). Bidding a final, poignant adieu to "Jeopardy!" host Alex Trebek amidst our nation's chaos. salon.com In a week marred by violence and anxiety, Trebek's last episodes were an oasis of calm and intellectual uplift…

D. Watkins (2021-01-09). The Black community is right to be suspicious of the medical establishment right now. salon.com Though I'll be getting the vaccine, I don't judge my friends for being mistrustful of the biotech industry…

Melanie McFarland (2021-01-09). Ready, set, bake! Apple's vibrantly witty "Dickinson" layers in the sweetness and spice of fame. salon.com In a lively second season, the death-obsessed poet weighs the risk & reward of stepping beyond the room she knows…

_____ (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…

_____ (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…

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…

sputniknews (2021-01-09). Prince Harry and Meghan Markle Quit Social Networks Due to 'Unsurvivable" Trolling, Report Says. sputniknews.com The Duke and Duchess of Sussex Harry and Meghan announced they were stepping down as senior royals last January to live a "financially independent" life. The news reportedly came as a shock to the members of the British royal family, and Harry is said to be meeting with the Queen later to discuss how the arrangement was working.

sputniknews (2021-01-09). Prince Harry and Meghan Markle Quit Social Networks Due to 'Unsurvivable' Trolling, Report Says. sputniknews.com The Duke and Duchess of Sussex Harry and Meghan announced they were stepping down as senior royals last January to live a "financially independent" life. The news reportedly came as a shock to the members of the British royal family, and Harry is said to be meeting with the Queen later to discuss how the arrangement was working.

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…

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.

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…

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…

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…

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…

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.

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). 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 Roberts (2021-01-09). The Shortwave Report 01/08/21 Listen Globally! indybay.org A weekly 30 minute review of international news and opinion, recorded from a shortwave radio and the internet. With times, frequencies, and websites for listening at home. 3 files- Highest quality broadcast, regular broadcast, and slow-modem streaming. Radio Deutsche-Welle, Radio Havana Cuba, and NHK Japan.

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.

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%).

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.

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.

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.

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…

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.

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.

Judy Rohrer (2021-01-09). New "Day of Infamy," Centuries Old White Supremacy. commondreams.org www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

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…

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…

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…

WSWS (2021-01-09). British Gas workers begin five-day strike. wsws.org Gas workers face a terrible decline in living standards if these conditions are imposed throughout British Gas. They are not just fighting the company but face staunch opponents in the union bureaucracy.

sputniknews (2021-01-09). Watch Heavy Snowfall Bury Madrid as Storm Filomena Hits Spain. sputniknews.com The snowfall, said to be the heaviest in decades, caused the cancellation of flights and left hundreds of roads closed on January 9.

sputniknews (2021-01-09). Pompeo Says Lifting US 'Self-Imposed Restrictions' on Relations With Taiwan. sputniknews.com The news comes as US Ambassador to the United Nations Kelly Craft is set to visit China's Taiwan on January 13-15, where she is expected to meet with senior diplomats.

WSWS (2021-01-09). Detainees protest inhuman conditions on Australia's Christmas Island. wsws.org After being denied the right to peacefully demonstrate, detainees set fire to mattresses and buildings in the immigration prison.

WSWS (2021-01-09). US lost 140,000 jobs in December. wsws.org The disastrous Labor Department report did not halt the speculative orgy on Wall Street, where the run-up in share values is driven by an endless flow of free money from the Federal Reserve.

oneworld.press (2021-01-09). The Forgotten People Of America. oneworld.press The elites and the deep state are behaving like idiots, but that's not America. That's, like in Europe, not real politics, but the deep state, which has nothing to do with us, the real people. In the US, it has nothing to do with politics, and the same applies for in Europe.

WSWS (2021-01-09). Germany leads Europe in daily coronavirus deaths. wsws.org Germany currently has the highest number of daily coronavirus deaths in Europe.

WSWS (2021-01-09). International protests support Indian farmers' agitation against Modi's pro-agribusiness laws. wsws.org There have been protests around the world, including in the US, Canada, the UK, and Australia, in support of the now 45-day-long agitation Indian farmers are mounting against the Narendra Modi-led Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) government's pro-agribusiness laws.

WSWS (2021-01-09). As UK death toll mounts, Corbyn and teaching unions suppress opposition to Johnson government's murderous policies. wsws.org National Education Union joint leader Courtney pleaded that his union had done everything to keep schools open. "My union supported the opening of schools in September", he said.

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…

WSWS (2021-01-09). Carpenters in Detroit denounce draconian pension cuts proposed under 2014 federal law. wsws.org Nearly 20,000 active and retired carpenters and millwrights in the Detroit metropolitan area are facing deep cuts in their pensions in July 2021.

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…

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

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."

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

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…

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Insurrection, The Coup & The Working Class With Professor Francis Boyle
Labor Video Project | indybay.org | 2021-01-10
WorkWeek interviews Professor Frances Boyle about the insurrection and coup and what should be done about it.
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Dems Preparing Phony Impeachment Charges Against Trump
Stephen Lendman | globalresearch.ca | 2021-01-10
At this late stage, days before Trump's tenure ends, what's going on aims to discredit and humiliate him more than already — for unjustifiable reasons, not the other way around. | On Friday, Dem House Speaker Pelosi said the following: …
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COVID-19 Slaughter, CDC Tragedy, and One U.S. Authority without Blood on His Hands
Bruce E. Levine | counterpunch.org | 2021-01-10
It is easy for progressives to blame the staggering calamity of U.S. COVID-19 deaths solely on Trump. Yes, Donald Trump is a self-serving liar, and his vice president, Mike Pence, as chair of the President's Coronavirus Task Force and Trump henchman, has blocked life-saving guidance from scientific authorities. There is smoking-gun evidence (some of which…
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Outrage Over Coup Attempt Aired with Projections on Twitter HQ, Moscone Center and Federal Bldg in SF
RR | indybay.org | 2021-01-10
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.
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After Attempted Coup, We Must Fight White Supremacy and Sow Revolutionary Love
Staff | truthout.org | 2021-01-10
Years ago my friend and teacher Mia Herndon listened patiently as I railed against capitalism and how broken the system was. Then she said, clearly, "Capitalism is not broken. It is working exactly as it was designed to work." A light bulb went on in my head that has illuminated how so many things we want to call dysfunction are actually oppressive and inhumane systems functioning exactly as they were intended to work. | This line of thinking beamed through the performative shock of the atte…
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The 2020 Worldwide Corona Crisis: Destroying Civil Society, Engineered Economic Depression, Global Coup d'État and the "Great Reset"
Prof Michel Chossudovsky | globalresearch.ca | 2021-01-10
We are at the crossroads of one of the most serious crises in modern history. We are living history, yet our understanding of the flow of events since January 2020 has been blurred. Worldwide, people have been misled both by their governments and the media.
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The Failed Fascist Coup and the Futility of "Reconciliation"
Paul Street | counterpunch.org | 2021-01-10
It is possible to be simultaneously unsurprised and jolted by an event. It was one thing to know that the wannabe dictator Donald Trump and his shrinking band were going to pull some demented stunt in a last-ditch attempt to reverse the outcome of the 2020 presidential election. It was another thing to watch his…
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People of Milwaukee respond to right-wing seizure of Capitol building in D.C
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2021-01-11
Milwaukee, WI – On the morning of January 10, a coalition of left-wing organizations and community groups came together in downtown Milwaukee to put forward a people's alternative to the chaos of the past week in the U.S. Capitol. The protest featured a speaker officially representing the Milwaukee Area Labor Council. The event, called "Rally Against the Far-Right – Build the People's Movements," drew nearly 100 people on foot and in cars. | There were three points put forward by the coalition: 1) "Trump out" and all who are complicit in his crimes; 2) Relief for the people now; and 3) End police crimes, includin…
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I Was at the Washington, D.C. "Save America" Rally
Cat McGuire | globalresearch.ca | 2021-01-11
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 …
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Snowden Warns Against Trump Social Media Ban
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NSA whistleblower and internet freedom advocate Edward Snowden has cautioned the public against celebrating President Trump's recent social media ban. "I know a lot of folks in the comments [who] read this are like 'YAAAAS,' which, like — I get it. But imagine for a moment a world that exists for more than the next 13 days, and this becomes a milestone that will endure," he wrote on Twitter. Both Facebook and Twitter announced they would prevent the president from using their services in the light of his incitement of the storming of the Capitol Building on Wednesday. Twitter has since reversed its decision…
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Capitol Incident A Dress Rehearsal
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With the normalization of mass shootings in the United States it is more than understandable that members of Congress feared for their lives when they learned protestors had forced their way into the Capitol in unknown numbers and were roaming around at will. | But by the time it was over we knew that: only five weapons were seized by police so most of the intruders were probably unarmed; the only shots fired were by police who killed an unarmed female protestor; video and photos showed the demonstrators taking pictures of chambers and art work like they were tourists; and the occupiers were peacefully led out of…
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Regime Change within Empire
Farooque Chowdhury | dissidentvoice.org | 2021-01-10
Hundreds of protesters breached the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday, forcing lockdowns as the US Congress was convening a joint session to count the certified 2020 Electoral College votes. The entire episode, although with a few gaps, was in the mainstream media. Death number, arrests, etc. accompanied. There are some more things. What came out was …
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Video: Focus on Fauci. "This is Not A Vaccine"
Sacha Stone | globalresearch.ca | 2021-01-11
" Let's make sure we are clear… This is not a vaccine. They are using the term "vaccine" to sneak this thing under public health exemptions. This is not a vaccine." Dr David Martin | This means that all those 'pushing …
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False Positives: Evidence Based Fact, What is the Reliability of the PCR Test?
Dr. Gary G. Kohls | globalresearch.ca | 2021-01-11
"It is easier to deceive people than to convince them that they have been deceived." — Mark Twain | * | We bring to the attention of our readers a series of quotations by the CDC, FDA, scientists and medical doctors (emphasis …
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Video: Senator Jensen Under Investigation For Telling the Truth About COVID-19
Sen. Scott Jensen | globalresearch.ca | 2021-01-11
In the following video, Senator Scott Jensen of Minnesota warns of a "danger that we need to talk about." | "The cancel culture is happening, … but the fact of the matter is COVID-19 has opened a door into a tremendously …
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Hundreds of workplace outbreaks of COVID-19 along US West Coast
wsws.org | 2021-01-11
In California, there are 511 active workplace outbreaks connected to the infections of 10,000 employees in service, logistics, food processing and other industries.
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For Martin Luther King Day: Let Us End His "Second Assassination"
Matthew Ehret-Kump | globalresearch.ca | 2021-01-11
Martin Luther King Jr. day has been celebrated every January 18 since it was a made a national holiday through the tireless efforts of Martin's widow Coretta in 1983. | While many people take the opportunity to treat Martin's life as …
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End of the Saudi Blockade of Qatar: Will Syria Benefit from the "Renewed Gulf Unity"?
Steven Sahiounie | globalresearch.ca | 2021-01-11
With an end to the Qatar blockade and a possible rapprochement with Turkey, Saudi Arabia may soon move towards reconciliation with Syria. | The Persian Gulf states' opposition to Iran's role in the region, while limiting Turkey's influence, may bring Saudi …
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West Virginia schools slated to return to in-person instruction next week
wsws.org | 2021-01-11
West Virginia Governor Jim Justice has ordered elementary and middle schools to reopen for daily in-person instruction beginning January 19, even as infections and deaths surge.
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A Tribute to Leo Panitch (1945–2020)
socialistregister.com | 2021-01-10
The editorial collective of the Socialist Register and its publishers are in shock and deep mourning at the sudden passing of Leo Panitch, the long-standing co-editor of the Register, on December 19 in Toronto.
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UN torture expert on Julian Assange's persecution and the lies behind it
Aaron Maté | thegrayzone.com | 2021-01-10
As a UK judge rejects Julian Assange's extradition but keeps him caged in Belmarsh prison, UN Special Rapporteur on torture Nils Melzer discusses Assange's persecution and the lies used to wage it. A UK judge has rejected a US attempt to extradite Julian Assange, citing the Wikileaks founder's risk of suicide and the poor conditions of US prisons. But Judge Vanessa Baraitser accepted the basis for the US government's espionage case against Assange and ruled against releasing him on bail. …
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Drop Charges Against the Indigenous People's Day 5
GAY SHAME | indybay.org | 2021-01-10
On October 12, Indigenous People's Day, Northern California's Mission San Rafael Arcángel was the site of a protest where activists toppled a statue of Junípero Serra– known for his role in the Native genocide and colonization of California.
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Saturday 1/9: Fightback Town Hall Meeting On Palestine & The Attacks On Pacifica
Pacifica Fightback | indybay.org | 2021-01-10
Meeting Registration | us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZYtc-i…
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Iran nuclear deal: What happens next?
Newsclick | peoplesdispatch.org | 2021-01-10
Former Indian Ambassador M.K. Bhadrakumar and Newsclick's Prabir Purkayastha discuss what lies ahead in West Asia as a new US administration takes charge. Will the US return to following the provisions of the Iran nuclear deal? How are relations between key players in West Asia likely to develop? What will be the role of the United States?
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As Pandemic Rages, Trump Admin. Approves Tennessee's "Reckless" Plan to Slash Medicaid
Andrea Germanos, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2021-01-10
The eleventh-hour safety net attack is being met with outrage from advocates of strengthening the healthcare program. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
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COVID Has Underscored the Need for Safe Drinking Water. But Not Everyone Has It
Staff | truthout.org | 2021-01-10
When the COVID-19 outbreak swept across the U.S., toilet paper, hand sanitizer and Clorox wipes flew off store shelves. But shopping carts have also been full of something that most Americans get supplied straight to their home: water. Shoppers emptied store shelves of bottled water while stockpiling during the initial months of the pandemic. Even Amazon ran out of most brands…
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Assange Ruling Is A Blow Against A Free Press — A Closer Look
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2021-01-10
Judge Vanessa Baraitser's decision to prevent Julian Assange's extradition to the United States to face trial on espionage-related criminal charges is a partial victory for Assange, his family, and his supporters. Baraitser was not satisfied that US prison authorities would be able to prevent the award-winning journalist from taking his life, given the conditions of solitary confinement and isolation that he would likely face during pre-trial detention and in the event of his conviction. | However, in her ruling, the judge made clear that Assange would have been extradited, if it weren't for his "substantial risk…
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Letter: The demonisation of Assange paves the way for more rape and murder by the State
The Canary | thecanary.co | 2021-01-10
We are relieved the court ruled not to extradite Julian Assange to the US. His immediate release from Belmarsh, classified as torture by the UN Special Rapporteur, especially under coronavirus, must follow. The refusal of bail must be reversed immediately. | As an anti-rape organisation, we resent the original use of alleged sex offences to facilitate Assange's extradition to the US via Sweden. Knowing the evidence, that case was never viable, but it initiated and fuelled a witch-hunt against Assange and diverted from the real target: his Wikileaks reporting. | Assange and Chelsea Manning exposed rape, torture, a…
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UN chief highlights need for climate action, pandemic response, in commemorating 75th anniversary of the General Assembly
news.un.org | 2021-01-10
In his first major speech of the year, the UN Secretary-General underlined the need for global cooperation to address today's challenges such as the COVID-19 pandemic and climate change.
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Why Modi govt. looked the other way on giving cash relief during pandemic
Prabhat Patnaik | peoplesdispatch.org | 2021-01-10
Timidity vis-à -vis international finance capital, callousness toward people, and cynicism in manipulating the electorate and legislators, have made the Modi government one of the most ultra-Right governments in the world…
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Communist youth mobilize across Italy demanding safety in schools
Peoples Dispatch | peoplesdispatch.org | 2021-01-10
On Thursday, January 7, Communist Youth Front (FGC) organized demonstrations in several cities across Italy demanding safer classrooms. Schools across Italy were supposed to be reopened on that day but the government postponed the reopening to Monday. The FGC organized protests in the cities of Rome, Milan, Naples, Turin, Florence, Perugia, Catania, Padova, Salerno, Taranto, Cosenza, Gorizia and Ascoli. The protesters said that since the beginning of the pandemic, nothing substantial has been done to ensure safety in schools and respect for students' rights during online lessons. | FGC also gave a call for a nati…
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Public health expert warns that the UK needs a clear coronavirus strategy beyond the vaccine
The Canary | thecanary.co | 2021-01-10
The response to coronavirus (Covid-19) across the UK should be more proactive, a public health expert has warned. | Professor Devi Sridhar said there's currently "no clear strategy" in the UK other than "reactive lockdowns". Prof Sridhar is chairwoman of public health at Edinburgh University and an adviser to the Scottish government. | Each devolved administration is responsible for how it handles coronavirus. But all four are currently in lockdown following a spike in cases and deaths in the past six weeks. The spike has been caused, at least partially, by a new, more transmissible strain of the virus. | "Th…
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Israelis resume corruption protests against Netanyahu amid third Covid-19 lockdown
MEE and agencies | middleeasteye.net | 2021-01-10
Israelis resume corruption protests against Netanyahu amid third Covid-19 lockdown | Protests taking place as trial approaches and with race on to deliver vaccine ahead of March election | MEE and agencies | Sun, 01/10/2021 – 14: 22 | Prime minister has centred focus on vaccination programme ahead of latest nationwide vote (Reuters) | Thousands of Israelis have restarted protests against Prime Minister Benja…
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The Coming Battle Over Vaccines
Editor | scheerpost.com | 2021-01-10
Matt Allworth / CC BY-NC-ND 2.0] By Jill Richardson / OtherWords With the new COVID-19 vaccine available, Dr. Anthony Fauci says Americans can begin to achieve herd immunity by next summer. Herd immunity occurs when so many people are immune to the virus that it can't spread, because an infected person won't have anyone left to spread it to. Yet as of November, four in ten Americans said they… | Source…
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'Let the rich pay for the COVID-19 crisis'
Muhammed Shabeer | peoplesdispatch.org | 2021-01-10
Niklas Bà∂ck, chairman of the Communist Youth of Austria, talks about the impact of COVID-19 on the people, especially the youth, the resistance to the far-right and the growth of the left…
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Burlington, Vermont, Harbinger of Change?
Ron Jacobs | counterpunch.org | 2021-01-10
Burlington, Vermont saw its second snowfall of the 2020-2021 winter on January 2, 2021. The five-inch covering wasn't much by Vermont standards and it certainly didn't stop the city from functioning. In fact, it can even be seen as a welcome diversion in these days of quarantine and COVID-19. It did remind me of another…
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FROM THE FIELD: Laos villages transformed by solar power
news.un.org | 2021-01-10
For people living off-grid in remote villages in Laos, solar energy offers a clean, sustainable way to bring electricity for all, and the promise to transform their lives.
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New Google Union Will Help Build Labor Struggle Against Technological Oppression
Staff | truthout.org | 2021-01-10
Last Monday, workers at Google and other companies under the umbrella company Alphabet formed a "minority union," affiliated with the Communications Workers of America (CWA). This Alphabet Workers Union (AWU) claims it aims to include workers of all job descriptions at Alphabet, including temps and contractors, who are normally excluded from union activities recognized by the National Labor Relations Board. These workers have explicitly said why they are unionizing: thousands of workers a…
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Czechs Finish Gas Pipeline That Connects Them to Nord Stream 2
Insomniac Resurrected | anti-empire.com | 2021-01-10
The Czech Republic has put a new gas pipeline, which is connected to the EUGAL pipeline – a terrestrial extension of Nord Stream 2, into operation. This was reported by Deutsche Welle with reference to the statement of the Praga-based operating company Ne…
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Vancouver Gave Its Homeless $5,800
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2021-01-10
"It took me about a week to really sink in that this money was for me," Ray recounts. "You know, $7,500 bucks is a fair bit to be giving to someone in my situation." | Ray was among 50 people experiencing homelessness in Vancouver, British Columbia selected in 2018 to receive a lump sum of cash deposited into their personal bank accounts — no strings attached. The gift (about USD$5,800) was part of a pilot project, the first of its kind, and the early results are so impressive that cities across Canada and the U.S. are looking to try it themselves. | For Ray, everything hit at once. After a 37-year-long car…
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USA: Unsafe at any Speed
Paul Haeder | dissidentvoice.org | 2021-01-10
The number of gun sales in Oregon by Christmas Day, 2020, was a whopping 4,000,000. The year before, an anemic 300,000. It is the law of the gun. Guns in jets, guns in bombers, guns in schools, guns here on the streets, in Salem, at the Capital, guns in Grand Theft Auto V, guns in …
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Newsom's 2021 Budget Doesn't Address Fossil-Fueled Public Health & Climate Crises
Dan Bacher | indybay.org | 2021-01-10
The response to the budget by environmental, climate and environmental justice groups was mixed. The Sierra Club praised the funding of incentives to replace fossil fuel vehicles with electric vehicles, while the Last Chance Coalition, a coalition of more than 750 public health, environmental justice, climate, and labor organizations, said the budget fails to directly address the extraction and production of fossil fuels in California after a year during which the state's oil and gas regulators approved thousands of drilling permits.
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KPFA LSB Members From Rescue Pacifica Protest The Lawsuit Against Pacifica
Rescue Pacifica | indybay.org | 2021-01-10
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…

Professor Yoshihiro Kawaoka deliberately infected the cat with the novel coronavirus
KUKU | indybay.org | 2021-01-10
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.
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Assault on KPFA & Pacifica
repost | indybay.org | 2021-01-10
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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Saturday 1/16: BCAF2021: Black & Brown Comix Arts Virtual Festival San Francisco (1/16)
NORCALMLK & SF Public Library | indybay.org | 2021-01-10
Virtual festival online (FREE)…
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Tuesday 1/12: Bookshop Union Solidarity Rally
Support Bookshop Santa Cruz Union | indybay.org | 2021-01-10
Locust Street & Pacific Avenue, Santa Cruz…
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Gavin Newsom's New Year's Gift: 14 new fracking permits, delayed public health regulations
Dan Bacher | indybay.org | 2021-01-10
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.
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Monday 1/18: BCAF2021: Black & Brown Comix Arts Virtual Festival San Francisco (1/18)
NORCALMLK & SF Public Library | indybay.org | 2021-01-10
Virtual festival online (FREE)…
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Saturday 1/9: Stop the Sweeps in Santa Cruz and Watsonville
HUFF | indybay.org | 2021-01-10
On the sidewalk in front of the Bookshop Coonerty aka Bookshop Santa Cruz at 1520 Pacific Ave.
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MLK Sacramento Library Golden Anniversary – Farm to Fork Friday
Khibaka, Michael Harris | indybay.org | 2021-01-10
Join us as we continue the journey celebrating the Golden Anniversary of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Liberary in the Meadowview Community of Sacramento, California.
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Saturday 1/16: #ForwardTogether: Mass Organizing for Racial Justice, Climate, LGBTQIA+, Economy, more
The Frontline coalition | indybay.org | 2021-01-10
Online/virtual mass organizing meeting…
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Sunday 1/17: BCAF2021: Black & Brown Comix Artists Virtual Festival San Francisco (1/17)
NORCALMLK & SF Public Library | indybay.org | 2021-01-10
Virtual festival online (FREE)…
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Join the Worldwide Celebration of Joe Biden and Kamala Harris's Victory
WIT | indybay.org | 2021-01-10
Join the world in the celebration that Trump is no longer is the President of the United States and replaced with Joe Biden.
indybay.org/newsitems/2021/01/09/1883930…

Saturday 1/16: BCAF2021: Black & Brown Comix Artists Virtual Festival San Francisco (1/16)
NORCALMLK & SF Public Library | indybay.org | 2021-01-10
Virtual festival online (FREE)…
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Ecosystem Disaster: For third year in a row, zero Delta Smelt found in CDFW Fall Trawl Survey
Dan Bacher | indybay.org | 2021-01-10
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).
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àönase a la celebración mundial de la victoria de Joe Biden y Kamala Harris
WIT | indybay.org | 2021-01-10
àönase al mundo en la celebración de que Trump ya no es el presidente de los Estados Unidos y es reemplazado por Joe Biden.
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Sunday 1/17: BCAF2021: Black & Brown Comix Arts Virtual Festival San Francisco (1/17)
NORCALMLK & SF Public Library | indybay.org | 2021-01-10
Virtual festival online (FREE)…
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45th Anniversary of UNA saved AIM
Quanah Brightman | indybay.org | 2021-01-10
Celebrate The 45th Anniversary of United Native Americans Saving AIM | #January 25, 2020 | #Globally | #HistoricalVideo | 45th Anniversary of UNA saving AIM | youtu.be/ldfuwWYroPs
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Wednesday 1/13: #Black Homes Matter Speak Out: Most Detroit Home Foreclosures Since the Great Depression
Coalition for Proptery Tax Justice | indybay.org | 2021-01-10
Virtual speak out…
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Monday 1/11: Pen Pal Scrub the White House Hour
David Giesen | indybay.org | 2021-01-10
zoom.us/j/97280835866?pwd=eU90RXgrbmxjWU…

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Free Speech is Under Attack
DON | indybay.org | 2021-01-10
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…

Genetic Engineering, Agriculture and Brexit: Treachery in Our Midst
Colin Todhunter | globalresearch.ca | 2021-01-10
The UK government has launched its public consultation on the deregulation of gene editing in England. To kick things off, somewhat predictably Environment Secretary George Eustice recently spun a staunch pro-industry line at the Oxford Farming Conference by stating: | "Gene | …
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Genetic Engineering, Agriculture and Brexit: Treachery in Our Midst
Colin Todhunter | dissidentvoice.org | 2021-01-10
The UK government has launched its public consultation on the deregulation of gene editing in England. To kick things off, somewhat predictably Environment Secretary George Eustice recently spun a staunch pro-industry line at the Oxford Farming Conference by stating: Gene editing has the ability to harness the genetic resources that Mother Nature has provided in …
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As Brexit reality hits home, it's starting to expose the DUP in Northern Ireland
Peadar O'Cearnaigh | thecanary.co | 2021-01-10
When the UK left the EU on 1 January 2021, both parties entered a new trade relationship. This new relationship came about after a protracted and difficult negotiation process that's been ongoing since 2017. Neg…
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A sociologist just slammed Starmer's new paywalled Telegraph article
Steve Topple | thecanary.co | 2021-01-10
Keir Starmer has once again written an article for the right-wing Telegraph. And once again, it's behind a paywall. But this time, he and the Labour Party have a new catchphrase. And already a sociologist has pulled apart this new, decidedly worrying, slogan. | Starmer in the T…
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The conspiracy election
Thomas Konda | zcomm.org | 2021-01-10
Conspiracy theories aren't the preserve of a minority — they lie at the heart of US politics…
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Turkish government calls on Turks to dump WhatsApp, switch to local apps
Alex MacDonald | middleeasteye.net | 2021-01-10
Turkish government calls on Turks to dump WhatsApp, switch to local apps | New terms of service led to privacy concerns while Turkey has blasted a UK-EU exemption from data-sharing changes | Alex MacDonald | Sun, 01/10/2021 – 15: 50 | Logos of social networking websites displayed on a mobile phone's screen in Istanbul (AFP) | The Turkish government has called on its citizens to stop using WhatsApp and instead us…
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Iraqi policeman shot dead, dozens wounded in Nasiriyah protests
MEE and agencies | middleeasteye.net | 2021-01-10
Iraqi policeman shot dead, dozens wounded in Nasiriyah protests | Witnesses said security forces opened fire to disperse demonstrators from the city's Haboubi Square, after third consecutive day of protests | MEE and agencies | Sun, 01/10/2021 – 17: 41 | Iraqi protesters are pictured next to burning tyres during clashes with police during anti-government demonstrations in Nasiriyah, southern Iraq, on 10 Janu…
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Archbishop Viganà≤: Open Letter to Donald Trump, Warns About 'Great Reset' Plot to 'Subdue Humanity,' Destroy Freedom
His Excellency Carlo Maria Viganà≤ | globalresearch.ca | 2021-01-10
First posted on Global Research in October 2020 | His Excellency, Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganà≤, has written yet another open letter to President Donald J. Trump. Read it in its entirety below. It is available in PDF by …
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Palestinian Family Forced to Demolish Section of Home in East Jerusalem
Ali Salam | imemc.org | 2021-01-10
A Palestinian family was forced to destroy a section of their home in Silwan town, on Friday, after the Israeli occupation authorities threatened to demolish the entire house, the Palestinian Information Center reported. Hatem al-Salaymeh, the homeowner, has been living in the home in the Ras al-Amud neighborhood in occupied East Jerusalem, with his wife …
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US Has Killed More Than 20 Million People in 37 "Victim Nations" Since World War II
James A. Lucas | globalresearch.ca | 2021-01-10
Among Global Research's most popular 2020 articles | First published in November 2015GR Editor's Note | Let us put this in historical perspective: the commemoration of the War to End All Wars acknowledges that 15 million lives were lost in the | …
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CCTV — The most-surveilled commuter boroughs in London
graham | truepublica.org.uk | 2021-01-10
Research by UK network data cabling infrastructure company ACCL has found that London is the most surveilled city in Europe with around 630,000 CCTV cameras watching 9.6 million inhabitants in the UK capital. That's 68 cameras per 1,000 Londoners. People living in Paris, Madrid and Athens are surveilled far less with between 3 and 11 …
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The Plot to Kill Martin Luther King: Survived Shooting, Was Murdered in Hospital
Craig McKee | globalresearch.ca | 2021-01-10
Pepper was able to piece together what really happened on April 4, 1968 in Memphis right down to who gave the order and supplied the money, how the patsy was chosen, and who actually pulled the trigger.
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The Ends of Whiteness? White Supremacy Confronted
Dr. T. P. Wilkinson | globalresearch.ca | 2021-01-10
Thirty years ago this month I was preparing for what would be a three-month tour of the Republic of South Africa. The original research objective–conceived in 1990–had been to visit mission stations and other properties and operations of Christian churches …
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Palestinians Demonstrate Against Israeli Settlements in Kafr Thuluth Village
Ali Salam | imemc.org | 2021-01-10
Palestinian civilians held a demonstration, on Saturday, in Kafr Thuluth village, southeast of Qalqilia, in the northern occupied West Bank, in rejection of Israel's accelerated settlement expansion, the Palestinian Information Center reported. The participants marched from the center of the town, toward the Separation Barrier, built on Palestinian village lands, flying the national flag and …
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How the Media Distort Reality — Filtering Out the "Important Stuff"
Rod Driver | globalresearch.ca | 2021-01-10
"The sinister fact about literary censorship in England is that it is largely voluntary. Unpopular ideas can be silenced, and inconvenient facts kept dark, without any need for an official ban" (George Orwell(1)) | If our media were trying to cover …
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Macroeconomic System for Climate Change
J.D. ALT | realprogressives.org | 2021-01-10

| This article was originally published on New Economic Perspectives on January 7, 2019 | A U.S. Patent Application | Inventor: J.D. ALT (acknowledging all advocates of modern fiat money) | Assignment: To all citizens of democratic free societies | Abstract: | A macroeconomic system including the issuing of a fiat currency by a sovereign government; the establishment of a tax regime on th…
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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…
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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.
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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."
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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.
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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…

Details emerge of high-level state involvement in Wednesday's coup attempt
wsws.org | 2021-01-09
New revelations show the fascist putsch was prepared with the involvement of sections of the military, police and Republican Party and that the danger has not passed.
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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.
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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…
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Numerous Deaths After COVID Vaccine, DARPA Genetic Extinction Tech, The Coup Psyop & The War On YOU
Ryan Cristián | thelastamericanvagabond.com | 2021-01-09
Welcome to The Daily Wrap Up, a concise show dedicated to bringing you the most relevant independent news, as we see it, from the last 24 hours (1/9/20). As always, take the information discussed in the video below and research it for yourself, and come to your own conclusions. Anyone telling you what the truth Read…
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Republican lawmakers caught helping pro-Trump mobs at U.S. Capitol, Oregon statehouse
Jon Skolnik | salon.com | 2021-01-09
One West Virginia Republican live-streamed with the mobs in DC, another was caught opening doors to them in Oregon…
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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…
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Far-Right Activists on Social Media Telegraphed Violence Weeks in Advance of the Attack on the US Capitol
Alex Newhouse | commondreams.org | 2021-01-09
The siege was consistent with their openly expressed hopes and plans. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
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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…
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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.
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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…
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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.
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Fascism, fascisation, antifascism
Eds. | mronline.org | 2021-01-09
Fascism can be classically defined as an ideology, a movement and a regime.
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Defend Kshama Sawant!
youtube.com | 2021-01-09
Washington State Supreme Court will rule on whether the campaign against Seattle's socialist city councilmember Kshama Sawant will be allowed to start collecting signatures to get on the ballot.
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Workers Struggles: Asia and Australia
wsws.org | 2021-01-09
The World Socialist Web Site invites workers and other readers to contribute to this regular feature.
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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.
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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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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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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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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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Ohio Amazon worker speaks out against unsafe workplace conditions in pandemic
wsws.org | 2021-01-09
An Amazon worker in Ohio describes the bureaucratic nightmare of returning to work in the midst of a deadly pandemic following a planned leave of absence.
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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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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…
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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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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…
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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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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…

Billionaire-Owned Media Look Out for Neediest by Demanding They Get No More Money
Alan MacLeod | commondreams.org | 2021-01-09
"How to pay for it" is the question they perennially ask when the prospect of helping ordinary people is raised. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
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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…

[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.
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[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.
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[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.
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[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

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…
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BoJo gets an earful from fed-up Brits as UK govt launches ad campaign urging compliance with 3rd national lockdown
rt.com | 2021-01-09
Boris Johnson has been accused of mismanaging the UK's response to Covid-19, as his government rolls out a new ad campaign encouraging people to adhere to the nation's third lockdown. | The British prime minister on Saturday implored his countrymen to comply with the measures, claiming that the NHS was under increasing pressure amid a rise in coronavirus cases. | Our hospitals are under more pressure than at any other time since the start of the pandemic, and infection rates continue to soar at an alarming rate. | The vaccine rollout has given us renewed hope, but it's critical for now we stay at home, protect…
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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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Tennessee Education Association estimates more than 16,000 Tennessee educators have had COVID-19
wsws.org | 2021-01-09
In response to a recent survey conducted by the Tennessee Educators Association over 84 percent of educators reported a negative "emotional impact" from working in public education during the pandemic.
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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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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,…
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EU responsible for refugee disaster in Bosnia: People without food, in sandals in the snow
wsws.org | 2021-01-09
Without food, wearing just sandals in the snow and lacking a roof over their heads, more than 3,000 migrants must brave sub-zero temperatures in the northwest of Bosnia-Herzegovina.
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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…
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[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…
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[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

[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.
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[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

[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.
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[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.
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[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] 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.
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[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

Twitter Deletes Khamenei Post Labelling US and UK COVID-19 Vaccines 'Untrustworthy'
sputniknews.com | 2021-01-09
In December last year, the tech giant announced a policy under which it would eliminate the users' content containing what it described as potentially "false or misleading information" about COVID-19 vaccinations.
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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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WHO has received 13 Covid vaccine proposals for emergency use, expects to get full data on Russia's Sputnik V by end of this month
rt.com | 2021-01-09
The World Health Organization (WHO) is currently assessing several vaccines to be promoted for emergency use across the world, including those made in Russia and China, one of its most senior officials revealed on Friday | The WHO has received 13 "valid proposals" for the possible emergency listing of Covid-19 vaccines since October, the assistant director-general for access to medicines and health products, Mariangela Simao, said at a press briefing. | "We have received, for example, the information from Sinopharm, we have finalized that in phase three trial and it is being authorized in some countries. We ar…
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Pope to be vaccinated against Covid next week, labels opposition to jabs 'suicidal denial'
rt.com | 2021-01-09
Pope Francis has branded opposition to Covid-19 vaccines as "suicidal denial" and announced that he will receive a jab against the coronavirus disease next week. | In a forthcoming interview, the 84-year-old leader of the Catholic Church says that "ethically" getting a vaccine against the virus should be a duty for everyone. | "Next week, we will start to do it here (in the Vatican) and I made an appointment, we must do it," Francis told Italy's Canale 5 TV station. | Segments of the interview were released on Saturday with the full comments set to be broadcast on Sunday. "There is a suicidal denial which I ca…
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Indonesia: Soaring COVID-19 cases as government scrambles to roll out vaccine
wsws.org | 2021-01-09
Contact tracing has been minimal and disorderly, while lockdowns have been resisted throughout, placing the full burden of the virus on the working class.
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The United States sees more than 4,000 deaths in a single day from COVID-19
wsws.org | 2021-01-09
The United States saw more than 4,000 deaths yesterday from COVID-19 infections. The vaccine rollout continues to be a fiasco, while new coronavirus variants are demonstrating more aggressive behaviors.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2021/01/09/coro…

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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The Black community is right to be suspicious of the medical establishment right now
D. Watkins | salon.com | 2021-01-09
Though I'll be getting the vaccine, I don't judge my friends for being mistrustful of the biotech industry…
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The 9 best free streaming services worthy of downloading
Justin Pelofsky | salon.com | 2021-01-09
From local news to acclaimed films and TV, these apps can help you cut the cord or at least not add to your bundle…
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Bidding a final, poignant adieu to "Jeopardy!" host Alex Trebek amidst our nation's chaos
Melanie McFarland | salon.com | 2021-01-09
In a week marred by violence and anxiety, Trebek's last episodes were an oasis of calm and intellectual uplift…
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Ready, set, bake! Apple's vibrantly witty "Dickinson" layers in the sweetness and spice of fame
Melanie McFarland | salon.com | 2021-01-09
In a lively second season, the death-obsessed poet weighs the risk & reward of stepping beyond the room she knows…
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Can we save democracy from the two-party system?>
Doug Neiss | salon.com | 2021-01-09
A political establishment that equates the left and right as untouchable evils is not "moderate." It's a disaster…
salon.com/2021/01/09/can-we-save-democra…

[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.
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[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%).
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[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

[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

[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

[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

[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

[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

[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

[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

[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

[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

[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

[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

[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

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…

Detainees protest inhuman conditions on Australia's Christmas Island
wsws.org | 2021-01-09
After being denied the right to peacefully demonstrate, detainees set fire to mattresses and buildings in the immigration prison.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2021/01/09/refu…

New "Day of Infamy," Centuries Old White Supremacy
Judy Rohrer | commondreams.org | 2021-01-09
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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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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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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…
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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.
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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…
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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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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)…
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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.
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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).
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The Shortwave Report 01/08/21 Listen Globally!
Dan Roberts | indybay.org | 2021-01-09
A weekly 30 minute review of international news and opinion, recorded from a shortwave radio and the internet. With times, frequencies, and websites for listening at home. 3 files- Highest quality broadcast, regular broadcast, and slow-modem streaming. Radio Deutsche-Welle, Radio Havana Cuba, and NHK Japan.
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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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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.
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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.
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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.
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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…
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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.
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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.
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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…
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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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Prince Harry and Meghan Markle Quit Social Networks Due to 'Unsurvivable' Trolling, Report Says
sputniknews.com | 2021-01-09
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex Harry and Meghan announced they were stepping down as senior royals last January to live a "financially independent" life. The news reportedly came as a shock to the members of the British royal family, and Harry is said to be meeting with the Queen later to discuss how the arrangement was working.
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British Gas workers begin five-day strike
wsws.org | 2021-01-09
Gas workers face a terrible decline in living standards if these conditions are imposed throughout British Gas. They are not just fighting the company but face staunch opponents in the union bureaucracy.
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Prince Harry and Meghan Markle Quit Social Networks Due to 'Unsurvivable" Trolling, Report Says
sputniknews.com | 2021-01-09
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex Harry and Meghan announced they were stepping down as senior royals last January to live a "financially independent" life. The news reportedly came as a shock to the members of the British royal family, and Harry is said to be meeting with the Queen later to discuss how the arrangement was working.
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Watch Heavy Snowfall Bury Madrid as Storm Filomena Hits Spain
sputniknews.com | 2021-01-09
The snowfall, said to be the heaviest in decades, caused the cancellation of flights and left hundreds of roads closed on January 9.
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Pompeo Says Lifting US 'Self-Imposed Restrictions' on Relations With Taiwan
sputniknews.com | 2021-01-09
The news comes as US Ambassador to the United Nations Kelly Craft is set to visit China's Taiwan on January 13-15, where she is expected to meet with senior diplomats.
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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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Spaniards SKIING & dog-sledding on Madrid streets as freak blizzards kill 3 (VIDEOS)
rt.com | 2021-01-09
Scores of people in Madrid neglected calls by the authorities to stay home and flocked outside to engage in winter activities, as the Spanish capital was paralyzed by the biggest snowfall in half a century, leaving three dead. | Storm Filomena, which buried Madrid under a record 50 centimeters of snow on Friday, became a disaster for the city. | The blizzard caused at least three fatalities in the city and nearby areas, Interior Minister Fernando Grande-Marlaska said on Saturday. A man and a woman drowned in a car after it was swept away by a swollen river, while a homeless person froze t death. | But, after c…
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Isaak Khalatnikov dies aged 101: Legendary Russian physicist & WW2 veteran helped create first Soviet nuclear bomb in 1940s
rt.com | 2021-01-09
Russian physicist Isaak Khalatnikov, the oldest member of the country's Academy of Sciences (RAS), has died at the age of 101. The scientist was the last living participant of the team that built the first Soviet nuclear bomb. | The scientist died early on Saturday in the Moscow Region, RAS told Russian media outlets. Born in 1919, more than a century ago, Khalatnikov was one of the leading Soviet — and, after the collapse of the Union, Russian scientists in the field of theoretical physics. | He was also the first head of the Landau Institute for Theoretical Physics, a prestigious research agency within…
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'Our people won't be a testing device': Tehran bans trials of foreign vaccines on Iranians
rt.com | 2021-01-09
Tehran has rejected attempts by foreign companies to test their coronavirus vaccines on Iranians, President Hassan Rouhani said, adding that the country will purchase safe immunization for its population. | "Foreign companies wanted to give us vaccines so they would be tested on the Iranian people. But the health ministry prevented it," Rouhani told state TV, without naming the producers that tried contacting the government in Tehran. | Our people won't be a testing device for vaccine manufacturing companies. | The Iranian authorities will purchase foreign vaccines — without naming them — that hav…
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Massive power grid failure plunges Pakistan into darkness
rt.com | 2021-01-09
Pakistan's national power grid has failed, leaving almost the entire country in the dark. With officials blaming a mysterious "plunge in the frequency," conspiracy theories quickly proliferated. | "A countrywide blackout has been caused by a sudden plunge in the frequency in the power transmission system," Pakistani power minister Omar Ayub Khan wrote on Twitter, shortly after the country was plunged into darkness before midnight on Saturday. | Pakistanis soon shared pictures of their blacked out cities and towns, with the starry night sky clearly visible above without the usual light pollution. | Check out th…
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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…
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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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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…
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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…
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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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Gulf reconciliation means little for warring sides in Yemen's conflict
MEE correspondent | middleeasteye.net | 2021-01-09
Gulf reconciliation means little for warring sides in Yemen's conflict | Despite end to Qatari blockade, groups loyal to different Gulf states are far from reconciling in Yemen | MEE correspondent | Sat, 01/09/2021 – 13: 20 | Fighters with the Saudi-backed coalition man a checkpoint in Dar Sad, north of Yemen's southern city of Aden on 31 December 2020 (AFP) | The disputes between Qatar and its neighbours…
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