Daily Archives: January 11, 2021

2021-01-11: News Headlines

Amanda Marcotte (2021-01-11). Republicans are gaslighting America about Trump's coup: Only impeachment can set the record straight. salon.com Impeachment establishes a formal record, making it harder for the right to pressure media to downplay January 6…

Peoples Dispatch (2021-01-11). Impeachment motion against Trump tabled in US Congress. peoplesdispatch.org The impeachment motion will be the second presented in the four years since Trump has been in office. If successful, it can lead him to being barred from elections in the future…

Dr. Binoy Kampmark (2021-01-11). Trump, Insurrections and the 25th Amendment. globalresearch.ca 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 …

Brett Wilkins, staff writer (2021-01-11). FBI Memo Warns Pro-Trump Extremists Plan Armed Insurrections in State Capitols Across US. commondreams.org An agency memo states that "if Congress attempts to remove POTUS via the 25th Amendment, a huge uprising will occur." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

commondreams (2021-01-11). Trump Admin's Terrorist Designation of Houthis in Yemen 'Reckless and Destructive'. commondreams.org ______________________________…

MEE correspondent (2021-01-11). Starving Yemenis fearful of Houthi terror designation's consequences. middleeasteye.net Starving Yemenis fearful of Houthi terror designation's consequences | NGOs warn US move could affect vital aid and plunge 24 million people reliant on assistance into greater suffering | Mon, 01/11/2021 – 17: 18 | A woman holds a child suffering from malnutrition while sitting on a bed at a treatment centre in al-Sabeen Maternal Hospital in Sanaa (AFP) | Like millions of Yemenis, Abdul…

news.un (2021-01-11). Serious repercussions likely to follow US plan to designate Yemen combatants terrorists, UN warns. news.un.org The United States government's decision to designate Ansar Allah, more commonly known as the Houthi rebel group in Yemen, as terrorists, is likely to have "serious humanitarian and political repercussions", the UN spokesperson said on Monday.

Peoples Dispatch (2021-01-11). US move to designate Houthis in Yemen as terrorist organization raises concern. peoplesdispatch.org The Houthis control a majority of Yemen, including the capital Sanaa. Their designation as a terrorist organization will make it difficult for international agencies to engage with the group which could harm millions…

MEE and agencies (2021-01-11). Israel 'declined WHO request' to provide Covid-19 vaccine for Palestinian medics. middleeasteye.net Israel 'declined WHO request' to provide Covid-19 vaccine for Palestinian medics | Israeli authorities accused of 'racial discrimination' for refusing to provide Palestinians with jabs | Mon, 01/11/2021 – 13: 22 | An Israeli senior citizen receives his second Pfizer Covid-19 vaccine in the northern coastal city of Haifa on 11 January 2021 (AFP) | An official at the World Health Organisatio…

WSWS (2021-01-11). Netanyahu government denies vaccine to Palestinians as it lauds mass rollout to Israelis. wsws.org Israel's COVID-19 vaccination program does not include the five million Palestinians living in the West Bank and Gaza, which Israel has illegally occupied since the 1967 Arab-Israeli war.

Otis Grotewohl (2021-01-12). The fascists, the FBI — and legislators. workers.org Wheeling, W.Va. Following the right-wing fascist coup attempt — Donald Trump's version of a Nazi "putsch" — one Republican lawmaker was arrested and charged with "entering a restricted area of the U.S. Capitol." On Jan. 8, the FBI arrested Derrick Evans — recently elected into the West Virginia House of . . . |

David Rovics (2021-01-11). Questions in the Wake of the Beer Belly Putsch. zcomm.org No group of white anarchists has ever tried to do what they did. If we did, we'd be shot…

David Rovics (2021-01-11). Questions n the Wake of the Beer Belly Putsch. counterpunch.org After seeing some very strange, amnesiac discussion threads on social media, I have a few words to consign to the screen. Naturally, social media and the media media are all going nuts since the more or less successful far right siege of the Capitol. There are a variety of talking points that I've been hearing

Felice Pace (2021-01-11). Reflection on the Events of January 6th 2021. counterpunch.org Since the insurrection at the Capitol Building I keep thinking about my Dad and wondering what he would have thought. Frank J. Pace, son of Italian immigrants, joined the National Guard at 19 and almost lost a leg during World War II. Then he volunteered to fight in Korea when his unit was called up.

Brett Wilkins, staff writer (2021-01-11). Rep. Bonnie Watson Coleman Has Covid-19 After Hiding From Trump Mob With Maskless GOP Lawmakers. commondreams.org A statement from the 75-year-old cancer survivor says "she believes she was exposed during protective isolation in the U.S. Capitol building as a result of insurrectionist riots." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Brett Wilkins, staff writer (2021-01-11). 7,000+ Lawyers, Law Students Demand Hawley and Cruz Resign for Inciting 'Violence and Terror'. commondreams.org "Hawley and Cruz directly incited the January 6th insurrection, repeating dangerous and unsubstantiated statements regarding the election and abetting the lawless behavior of President Trump." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Jessica Corbett, staff writer (2021-01-11). 47 Lawmakers Join Rep. Cori Bush's Resolution to Remove GOP Members for Inciting Attack on Capitol. commondreams.org "This is sedition," said the freshman Democrat. "We must hold these Republicans accountable for their role in this insurrection." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Stephanie Woodard (2021-01-11). Native Americans on police response to Capitol insurrection. nationofchange.org "No way would Black or Brown people be treated that way had they attacked a symbol of our democracy."

Reese Erlich (2021-01-11). Foreign Correspondent: U.S. Capitol Insurrection as Seen from Abroad. progressive.org Following last week's white nationalist mob in Washington, D.C., journalists and activists overseas share what the world is thinking about us.

Juan Cole (2021-01-11). Yes It Was Attempted by Wingnuts, But It Was a Coup Attempt Just the Same. commondreams.org Over 140 Republican congressmen and 8 senators joined the attempt to overturn the election even after the mob tried to kill or kidnap them. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Alex Bainbridge (2021-01-11). Trump's coup and Biden's corporate cabinet. greenleft.org.au Democratic Socialists of America member Isaac Silver addressed the Socialist Alliance national conference about Donald Trump inciting his base to storm Capitol Hill and more.

teleSUR (2021-01-11). Bolivia and Spain Re-Establish Diplomatic Relations. telesurenglish.net Bolivia's President Luis Arce on Monday received the credentials of Spain's Ambassador Francisco Gasso, thus putting an end to diplomatic tensions experienced since the U.S.-backed coup led by Jeanine Añez in 2019. | RELATED: | The appointment of the Spanish ambassador comes after several months without diplomatic relations between both countries as a result of the expulsion of the Charge d'Affaires and Consul officers in De…

Chauncey DeVega (2021-01-11). America the undead: Trump's mob attacked a democracy already weakened by his war on reality. salon.com What do you see when you look — really look — at the images of pro-Trump fascist goons trashing the Capitol?

Matthew Rozsa (2021-01-11). MAGA-approved social media platform Parler is taken down — but its demise may be short-lived. salon.com Hacked data from the (temporarily?) defunct site may help law enforcement identify perpetrators of the Capitol Riot…

Betsey Piette (2021-01-12). Free Maroon! Jan. 18 day of actions. workers.org Prison abolitionists in several Northeast cities are organizing "Justice Is Dead" car caravans on Martin Luther King Jr. Day to demand an end of "Death by COVID" in prisons. The Jan. 18 actions will target governors in New York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania, who have allowed genocidal prison neglect to . . . |

CP Editor (2021-01-12). Behind These Prison Walls. counterpunch.org

Liberation Staff (2021-01-12). Off-duty Austin, Texas cop kills Alex Gonzales, shoots fiancé, endangers their baby. liberationnews.org Austin PD's version of events is contradictory and nonsensical on multiple levels.

Caleb Granger (2021-01-12). Sexual assault rampant in ICE detention centers across Texas. liberationnews.org Across the state of Texas, women have been brutalized, beaten and deported before they were able to testify against their abusers.

Peoples Dispatch (2021-01-12). US designates Cuba as a "sponsor of terrorism" peoplesdispatch.org The United States

WSWS (2021-01-12). Workers Struggles, the Americas. wsws.org Some 5,000 workers at Interjet airlines struck airports in four cities to demand back wages while hospital nurses in Boston are staging pickets to demand safe staff to patient ratios…

Moustafa Bayoumi (2021-01-11). No, We Do Not Need New Anti-Terrorism Laws to Combat Right-Wing Extremists. thenation.com No, We Do Not Need New Anti-Terrorism Laws to Combat Right-Wing Extremists…

A.C. Thompson and Ford Fischer (2021-01-11). Members of several well-known hate groups identified at Capitol riot. nationofchange.org Several participants ProPublica and FRONTLINE identified from video have direct links to the white nationalist movement.

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 …

Josef Woss and Niema Movassat (2021-01-11). Strengthening the Welfare State. indybay.org Resist the beginnings of fascism, manipulation and control! Trump's smear campaigns, scapegoating, fear mongering, $8-trillion tax heists, corporate welfare, attacking the poor, minorities, seniors, disabled, children and students have left democracy in intensive care. Helicopter money, a Marshall Plan for journalism and ending wars could revive the indispensable debate culture.

Staff (2021-01-11). Republicans Can Say What They Want, But They Created This Monster. truthout.org The consequences of Wednesday's frontal assault on Congress continue to pile up in snowdrifts, but it is far too early to talk about "aftermath." In fact, Wednesday appears to be only the beginning. | Parler, the web platform that saw its user numbers surge after Facebook and Twitter increased restrictions on false stories of a stolen election,

MEE and agencies (2021-01-11). Covid-19: Palestine first in Middle East to register for Russian vaccine, says wealth fund. middleeasteye.net Covid-19: Palestine first in Middle East to register for Russian vaccine, says wealth fund | With delivery expected 'within a month', Russia's Sputnik V will be the first shipment of coronavirus vaccine for the Palestinians | Mon, 01/11/2021 – 13: 27 | A Palestinian health worker collects random swab samples from people to test for the coronavirus in Rafah, in the southern Gaza Strip, on 1…

teleSUR (2021-01-11). Palestine Prepares for Its First Elections in 15 Years. telesurenglish.net The Palestinian Central Elections Commission (PCEC) on Sunday started technical meetings over preparations for the first Palestinian general elections after a 15-year hiatus. | RELATED: | The PCEC Chairman Hana Nasser convened an online meeting with the Commission's members in the Gaza Strip to discuss the latest developments of the planned legislative and presidential elections. | During a meeting with Palestinia…

Norman Solomon (2021-01-11). Denouncing Republican Evils Isn't Enough. indybay.org Demanding progressive policies is essential…

The Canary (2021-01-11). Stark warning from Chris Whitty — UK has not yet hit the peak of Covid-19 infection. thecanary.co The UK has not yet hit the peak of the current wave of Covid-19 infection, with the next few weeks being "the worst" of the pandemic for the NHS, England's chief medical officer has warned.Professor Chris Whitty said the vaccine rollout offered hope that lockdown restrictions could be lifted in the coming months, but described the current UK death rate as "appalling". | During a BBC phone-in on the current high case rates, he said: "I don't think we're yet at the peak, I'm afraid."I think we will be at the peak if everybody can double down and absolutely minimise their contacts."The point of the lockdown is to br…

Jessica Corbett, staff writer (2021-01-11). Acting US AG Rosen Urged to Postpone Three Executions Planned for This Week Due to Pandemic. commondreams.org The outgoing Trump administration has killed 10 death row inmates since resuming federal executions in July 2019 after a 17-year hiatus. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

news.un (2021-01-11). COVID-19 recovery offers 'chance to change course', Guterres tells One Planet Summit. news.un.org The process of recovery from the coronavirus pandemic offers the chance to change course, and put humanity on a path on which it is not in conflict with nature, the United Nations Secretary-General said on Monday, urging greater efforts by everyone to protect biodiversity and step up climate action.

Gwen Florio (2021-01-11). Montana's Face-Off Over Face Masks. thenation.com Montana's Face-Off Over Face Masks…

WSWS (2021-01-11). Japanese prime minister declares state of emergency amid rapid spread of COVID-19. wsws.org The Suga government is using the state of emergency to cover up its own incompetence and refusal to take any real measures to address the pandemic.

WSWS (2021-01-11). Australia hit by more infectious coronavirus strains, B117. wsws.org Nearly twelve months into the global pandemic, the failure of state and federal governments to enact the most basic of precautions continues to be exposed.

WSWS (2021-01-11). German schools and day-care centres to reopen despite record death rates and new infections. wsws.org Despite schools being the central driver of the pandemic, the education ministers in Germany's federal states have decided on a "resumption of face-to-face teaching" as soon as possible.

Associated Press (2021-01-11). California virus deaths surpass 30,000 after deadliest weekend. peoplesworld.org LOS ANGELES (AP) — California's coronavirus catastrophe reached a staggering new level Monday as Johns Hopkins University data showed the nation's most populous state has recorded more than 30,000 deaths since the pandemic started nearly a year ago. Deaths have exploded since a COVID-19 surge began in October. It took California six months to record …

Editor (2021-01-11). We're Suffering the Economic Equivalent of an Invasion From Mars. scheerpost.com Kevin Gill / CC BY 2.0] By Nomi Prins / TomDispatch Sometimes things only make sense when seen through a magnifying lens. As it happens, I'm thinking about reality, the very American and global reality clearly repeating itself as 2021 begins. We all know, of course, that we're living through a once-in-a-century-style pandemic; that millions of people have lost their jobs, a portion of which will… |

Paul Dobson (2021-01-11). Detention of Venezuelan Abortion Activist Prompts Continental Pressure Campaign. venezuelanalysis.com Vannesa Rosales is facing charges for counselling a pregnant 13-year-old rape victim.

Patrick Cockburn (2021-01-11). What Assange's Victory Really Means. counterpunch.org The 10-year campaign by the US government to criminalise reporting critical of its actions has failed in rather peculiar circumstances, with the unexpected decision by the court in London to reject the US demand for Julian Assange's extradition. Judge Vanessa Baraitser gave as the reason for her decision Assange's mental health and possible suicide risk,

Editor (2021-01-11). Chris Hedges & Ramesh Srinivasan Debate Twitter & Facebook Banning Trump. scheerpost.com Twitter, Facebook and other social media companies have removed President Trump from their platforms, after years of debate about the disinformation he shared to millions of followers from his accounts. While many are applauding the bans, author Chris Hedges warns they could backfire on a new episode of DemocracyNow! "To allow these companies to essentially function as de facto platforms for… |

commondreams (2021-01-11). In Response To US Secretary of State Pompeo's Decision To Designate the Houthis as a Foreign Terrorist Organization and Specially Designated Global Terrorist, Oxfam America's Humanitarian Policy Lead Scott Paul Said. commondreams.org ______________________________…

Peoples Dispatch (2021-01-11). Bloodshed continues in Colombia. peoplesdispatch.org The massacres and assassination of social leaders in Colombia did not end in 2020. The violence and humanitarian crisis continues into 2021. On January 10, human rights organizations denounced that two massacres took place and two social leaders were assassinated. | The first massacre of this year was registered in the Florencia municipality, in the Caquetá department. At around 2 am, two unidentified armed men entered a cockfighting pit in the Tres Esquinas sector and indiscriminately fired at those who were inside the premises. In the incident, three people were killed and seven others were wounded. Two of the…

RT (2021-01-11). Japan notifies WHO of new Covid-19 variant found in travelers arriving from Brazil. rt.com The World Health Organization (WHO) has said it was notified by Japan about the detection of a new Covid-19 variant there, as the government extends the state of emergency declared to control the virus in Tokyo to other areas. | WHO director-general Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said on Monday that the Japanese health authorities had informed the UN health agency of the new strain at the weekend, after it was detected in four travelers from Brazil's Amazonas state. | The variant has 12 mutations, one of which has been found in the strains discovered in South Africa and the UK. The Brazilian Health Ministry said t…

WSWS repost (2021-01-11). Google engineers form CWA-affiliated union. indybay.org Kevin Reed at the World Socialist Web Site reads the fine print behind the creation of the new Google employee union. | He explains why Google employees and other tech workers should organize independently and refuse being manipulated by ruling class interests.

Alex Bainbridge (2021-01-11). Is Latin America's 'pink tide' advancing or retreating? greenleft.org.au Fred Fuentes speaks about contemporary politics in Latin America at the Socialist Alliance national conference on January 9.

Sameena Rahman (2021-01-11). Socialist Ernesto Huerta runs for California State Senate (District 30). liberationnews.org The people of South Central Los Angeles need a representative in the California State Senate who will advocate for the working class. This fact became more evident over the past year as the government sat idly by while people suffered. Tens of thousands of Californians have died after contracting COVID-19. Many more have lost their …

Ramzy Baroud and Romana Rubeo (2021-01-11). "One State is a Game Changer" dissidentvoice.org As the US ruling elites have fully succumbed to Israel's political discourse on Palestine, the Israeli government of right-wing Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, may feel that it, alone, is capable of determining the future of the Palestinian people. This conclusion is, perhaps, gleaned from Israel's behavior in recent years and months. The expansion of illegal …

Ramzy Baroud (2021-01-11). 'A Game Changer': Ilan Pappe and Awad Abdelfattah on the One Democratic State Campaign. mintpressnews.com "It is a game-changer which will force everyone in the region – and in the world – to look very differently at the Palestine Question." –Ilan Pappe…

Paul Street (2021-01-11). Remove Trump Now! counterpunch.org Donald J. Trump is a malignant fascist lunatic who must be removed from office immediately. The notion of letting him remain in the White House for nine more days is criminally insane. Donald J. Trump is a clear and present danger to the nation and the world in his final days. The notion of this

Caitlin Johnstone (2021-01-11). Patriot Act 2, Censorship, and Other Notes from the Edge of the Narrative Matrix. globalresearch.ca Patriot Act 2.0

Eds. (2021-01-11). The UN Convention on War Crimes should be applied to the United States. mronline.org Despite the measures taken by the international community to reinforce global security and protect civilians from the relentless increase in the number of armed conflicts, unjustified civilian casualties are not decreasing, and not only in the tinder box that is the Middle East, but also in Asia, Latin America, Africa, and even in Europe.

The Canary (2021-01-11). Biggest rises in Covid cases now happening outside southern and eastern England. thecanary.co The biggest increases in Covid-19 case rates are now happening outside the south and east of England, latest figures show.The Liverpool City Region and parts of the West Midlands have seen particularly sharp rises.In Knowsley on Merseyside the rate has soared from 455.4 cases per 100,000 in the seven days to December 30 to 1,263.4 per 100,000 in the seven days to January 6 — the biggest week-on-week rise for any local authority area in England.Halton in Cheshire, which is also part of the Liverpool City Region, saw the second biggest jump, from 533.2 to 1,220.2.And Liverpool itself recorded the third largest…

RT (2021-01-11). English hospitals won't see reduction in Covid admissions until FEBRUARY, health service chief warns. rt.com Number of Covid-19 patients in English hospitals isn't going to drop in the coming weeks as the country hasn't yet seen the full impact of the Christmas loosening of restrictions, NHS England's National Medical Director warned. | Coronavirus infections and the death rate remain "stubbornly high," putting hospitals in England under "significant and sustained" pressure, Professor Stephen Powis said during a Downing Street press conference on Monday. | There are now over 13,000 more Covid-19 patients in hospital than there were on Christmas Day, he pointed out. According to official data, the number of people hos…

MEE staff (2021-01-11). Another Muslim prayer app found to be tracking users' locations: Report. middleeasteye.net Another Muslim prayer app found to be tracking users' locations: Report | Vice's Motherboard reports that Salaat First sold users' data to firm linked to US contractor that works with FBI | Mon, 01/11/2021 – 16: 45 | Salaat First tracks prayer times based on location of user and also shows direction of Holy city of Mecca (MEE/Faisal Edroos) | Another popular Muslim prayer app has been accused of selling users'

Mohammad Ersan (2021-01-11). Jordan teachers' union threatens escalation after renewed tensions with government. middleeasteye.net Jordan teachers' union threatens escalation after renewed tensions with government | Teachers decry the forced retirement of 62 colleagues, and accuse the government of attempting to eliminate the union | Mon, 01/11/2021 – 13: 05 | Public school teachers demonstrate and demand pay raises at the Professional Associations Complex in Amman on 3 October 2019 (AFP) | In the latest round of tensions,…

MEE staff (2021-01-11). UAE open to normalising relations with Turkey, top diplomat says. middleeasteye.net UAE open to normalising relations with Turkey, top diplomat says | Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Anwar Gargash says normalisation deal would 'respect mutual sovereignty', but also calls on Turkey to halt 'support to Muslim Brotherhood' | Mon, 01/11/2021 – 19: 50 | The UAE's foreign affairs minister, Anwar Gargash, said Turkey could 'recalibrate its relations with Arabs' if it were to cut off its 'suppo…

MEE staff (2021-01-11). US begins process to establish consulate in disputed Western Sahara. middleeasteye.net US begins process to establish consulate in disputed Western Sahara | American ambassador to Morocco makes visit to Western Sahara port city of Dakhla | Mon, 01/11/2021 – 15: 29 | The US recognised Rabat's claim to Western Sahara on same day Morocco announced it would normalise ties with Israel (AFP) | The United States ambassador to Morocco began the process of establishing a consulate in the disputed territo…

Nadda Osman (2021-01-11). Overwhelmed hospitals in Lebanon forced to treat Covid patients in cars. middleeasteye.net Overwhelmed hospitals in Lebanon forced to treat Covid patients in cars | The country has seen a surge in coronavirus in recent weeks, with many angry at the lax rules over Christmas | Mon, 01/11/2021 – 13: 41 | Patients in Beirut are treated in their cars, after a hospital ran out of beds (Screengrab/Facebook) | A video from Lebanon showing queues of patients waiting outside a hospital and being treated…

Eds. (2021-01-11). Cedric Robinson, racial capitalism and the return of black radicalism. mronline.org The terms "black radicalism" and "racial capitalism" have become buzzwords in the revitalised international discussion about race that has arisen in parallel with the Black Lives Matter movement since 2013.

Fabián Capecchi (2021-01-11). Las historias ambientales más importantes de 2020. peoplesworld.org Puede que haya sido un año espantoso, terrible, pero hubo algunos aspectos positivos. øPodemos darle la vuelta al calendario ya? Apenas habíamos terminado enero cuando comenzaron los memes sobre cómo los días parecían semanas y las semanas parecían meses, por toda la Internet. Una pandemia mortal y un cierre internacional, asesinatos policiales de estadounidenses negros, …

C.J. Hopkins (2021-01-11). Are You Ready for Total (Ideological) War? dissidentvoice.org So, welcome to 2021! If last week was any indication, it is going to be quite an exciting year. It is going to be the year in which GloboCap reminds everyone who is actually in charge and restores "normality" throughout the world, or at least attempts to restore "normality," or the "New Normality," or the …

Prensa Latina (2021-01-11). Vietnam without deaths from COVID-19 in over three months. mronline.org Vietnam's death toll from COVID-19 has stood at 35 since last September, and none of those hospitalized due to this disease risks death, the Ministry of Health reported on Sunday.

Special to People's World (2021-01-11). Echo Theater Company offers readings of new plays about sexuality and identity. peoplesworld.org The Echo Theater Company, dedicated to creating new work for the theater, presents LABFest 2021, a virtual reading festival of three new plays by Brian Otaño, Roger Q. Mason, and Christopher Sullivan that were developed in the company's 2020 Playwright's LAB. LABFest takes place with two offerings on Sat., Jan. 16, and one on Sun., …

Dustin Noga (2021-01-11). European Union drops fictional claim that Juan Guaidó is president of Venezuela. peoplesworld.org The European Union has de-recognized Juan Guaidó as the "Interim President" of Venezuela as of Wednesday, Jan. 6. The move came after Guaidó lost his position as the head of the Venezuelan National Assembly following the December 2020 parliamentary elections. The European Commission declared that this was the will of all EU governments. Commission spokesman …

Staff (2021-01-11). TRNN's Eddie Conway: Prisoners have power in their own words. therealnews.com Forty years ago, Eddie Conway spoke to fellow prisoners at the Maryland Penitentiary as part of the "Say Their Own Word" program, which he helped organize as an inmate. A free man now, Conway reflects on the program and the ongoing struggle against the carceral state.

Brandon Stout (2021-01-11). Michigan evictions continue despite CDC moratorium. liberationnews.org Violent police-led evictions are being carried out in Michigan despite a Centers for Disease Control eviction moratorium meant to slow the spread of COVID-19. Legal loopholes and non-compliant judges make the moratorium easy to circumvent. While the CDC issued this order "because evictions threaten to increase the spread of COVID-19," it offers extremely limited protection. …

Hannah McCarthy (2021-01-11). Syrian Refugees Excluded from Lebanese Labor Market. counterpunch.org When the civil war broke out in Syria in 2011, many Syrians fled across the western border to Lebanon. Thousands now live in Arsal, a remote town in the Bekaa valley, not far from the Syrian border. Lebanon, a country of 6 million, hosts a large refugee population estimated at 1.5 million. As the economic

Staff (2021-01-11). Faith and the Fight Against Climate Change. therealnews.com In a society increasingly driven by science and technology, world religions and the communities they inspire remain a rock-solid political force. In this series, faith leaders explore the intersection of religion and the politics of climate change.

imperial.ac.uk (2021-01-11). Blood plasma treatment has limited effect for sickest COVID-19 patients. imperial.ac.uk Treating critically ill COVID-19 patients with blood plasma from people who have fought off the disease has limited impact on patient outcomes.

Kenny Stancil, staff writer (2021-01-11). 'Despicable': Outgoing Trump Administration to Designate Cuba a 'State Sponsor of Terrorism'. commondreams.org "Cuba has been sending doctors around the world to combat Covid-19," one observer pointed out, while another said the "Trump administration should add itself as a state sponsor of terrorism." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Nomi Prins (2021-01-11). The Martians of Wall Street Have Invaded. commondreams.org As Covid-19 grew ever worse while 2020 ended, the stock market reached heights that hadn't been seen before. Ever. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

teleSUR (2021-01-11). Cuban Abdala Vaccine to End Its First Phase of Clinical Trial. telesurenglish.net Abdala, one of the four Cuban COVID-19 vaccines, will finish its first phase of clinical trials with scarce adverse reactions and an adequate security profile. | RELATED: | "So far, the volunteers only manifest discomfort in the area of vaccine administration," Saturnino Lora Hospital's director Rafael Suarez said. | The first phase of the clinical trial started in a hospital in Santiago de Cuba province in December. I…

news.un (2021-01-11). Get COVID-19 vaccinations for 'high-risk' populations underway within 100 days worldwide, Tedros urges. news.un.org There needs to be a "collective commitment" to get vaccinations underway worldwide for health workers and others who are at high risk of catching COVID-19, within the next 100 days, said the UN health agency chief on Monday.

_____ (2021-01-11). How To Keep On Keeping On. popularresistance.org Even asking the questions is exhausting. | Who's making the Covid decisions, and why do they change every day? How has the workload doubled? What about the new extremes of micro-management? Which of my co-workers, or their families, or my customers or patients or students are going to get sick? | And why can't we seem to do anything to stop all this suffering? | The pull to give up, to withdraw, to hunker down and "just survive" is almost irresistible—even for a committed activist like you. | But here we are. We are connecting to one another at work, even if just through images on a screen.

Yvette Allen (2021-01-11). My Brother Was Condemned to Death—Then He Was Condemned to Covid-19. thenation.com My Brother Was Condemned to Death—Then He Was Condemned to Covid-19…

Dr. Barbara G. Ellis (2021-01-11). Congressional Aid for COVID Victims Takes Lessons from Parliament's Stingy Aid to Irish in the Great Famine of the 1840s. globalresearch.ca The parallel of the American economic landscape from COVID's deathly sweep seems far more like Ireland's in the

WSWS (2021-01-11). Ford's Louisville Assembly Plant shut down due to part global semiconductor shortage. wsws.org It is noteworthy that the plant shutdown came not in response to the spread of covid, but due to a lack of parts.

teleSUR (2021-01-11). Mexico Resumes Remote Learning Amid COVID-19 Surge. telesurenglish.net Mexico's Education Minister Esteban Moctezuma Sunday informed that the new school year will resume remotely due to the current COVID-19 surge. | RELATED: | "We are working to achieve a safe return to classrooms. Student community's health and safety are priorities for the government," Moctezuma assured. | On Monday, over 25 million elementary students nationwide assisted the "Learn at Home" television program, an initiativ…

WSWS (2021-01-11). Canada's health care system overwhelmed by COVID-19 surge. wsws.org "We've lost control of the epidemic," exclaimed Dr. Antoine Delage, a pulmonologist at a hospital south of Montreal.

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.

WSWS (2021-01-11). Nearly 30,000 Americans have died of COVID-19 in the past 10 days. wsws.org At the current rate, more than a quarter million people will die across the globe before the end of January, including more than 60,000 in the US alone.

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 …

WSWS (2021-01-11). Spain passes two million coronavirus cases as infection rates surge. wsws.org After a lull in new daily infections and deaths, the holidays saw a renewed surge of COVID-19 in Spain, with cases returning to levels last seen in late October.

M. K. Bhadrakumar (2021-01-11). China's Mission to Nepal Gains Traction. asia-pacificresearch.com

teleSUR (2021-01-11). Over 14 Million People to Participate in Chile's Next Elections. telesurenglish.net Chile's Election Service (Servel) Monday reported that over 14 million people have registered to vote in the April 11 election that will decide new subnational authorities and the representatives for the Constitutional Convention. | RELATED: Chile: | Servel officials noted that 49 percent of the voters are men, while 51 percent are women. Likewise, over 1.2 million people represent Indigenous communities. | As of January 6, a total…

GAY SHAME (2021-01-11). 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.

teleSUR (2021-01-11). Colombia's Antioquia Department Saw Its First Massacre in 2021. telesurenglish.net Colombia's Police Commander Jorge Cabra reported the first massacre of this year in the Antioquia department where three people were killed on Sunday. | RELATED: | The massacre occurred in Betania and was attributed to the Gulf Clan gang, which is considered by the Peace and Reconciliation Foundation (PRF) as the largest illegal armed group in the country. | Armed men murdered 23-year-old Jonathan Acevedo, his mother Maria Londoño, and his st…

imperial.ac.uk (2021-01-11). Kombucha-inspired microbial mixture lets scientists create 'living materials'. imperial.ac.uk Imperial and MIT researchers have made smart living materials by engineering microbes to detect and react to their environment.

commondreams (2021-01-11). Continued Delays to Confirmation Process of Biden Nominees Are A Threat to National Security and Public Safety. commondreams.org ______________________________…

commondreams (2021-01-11). PGA Terminates Agreement With Trump, 2022 Championship From Trump Bedminster. commondreams.org ______________________________…

commondreams (2021-01-11). Marijuana Legalization Central to Cuomo's State of the State Address. commondreams.org ______________________________…

commondreams (2021-01-11). 350 Action on NYC Mayoral Candidate Scott Stringer Climate Platform. commondreams.org ______________________________…

commondreams (2021-01-11). Guant√°namo Advocates Condemn 19th Anniversary of Indefinite Detention. commondreams.org ______________________________…

commondreams (2021-01-11). Former Corrections Officers Petition Acting AG Rosen to Halt Federal Executions. commondreams.org ______________________________…

commondreams (2021-01-11). Education and Civil Rights Groups Send Letter to Biden Education Transition Team, Urging Them to Protect English Learners by Postponing Proficiency Testing. commondreams.org ______________________________…

Brett Wilkins, staff writer (2021-01-11). Justice Democrats Endorses Nina Turner for Congress Based on Record of 'Fighting to Uplift' Working People. commondreams.org The Ohio Democrat and former Bernie Sanders campaign advisor "has stood with our progressive movement since day one," said Alexandra Rojas. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

commondreams (2021-01-11). Muslim Advocates Calls on Facebook's New Civil Rights VP to Ban Trump, Prioritize Anti-Muslim Hate. commondreams.org ______________________________…

commondreams (2021-01-11). International Commission of Inquiry to Open Hearings on Racist Police Violence in the US on MLK Day. commondreams.org ______________________________…

commondreams (2021-01-11). $5,000 Reward Offered for Info on 'TRUMP' Carved Into Florida Manatee's Back. commondreams.org ______________________________…

commondreams (2021-01-11). Bad Acting Big Oil Corporations Stockpiling Permits Before Trump Goes. commondreams.org ______________________________…

commondreams (2021-01-11). Delays on Biden's Secretary of State Nominee Put National Security At Risk. commondreams.org ______________________________…

Jessica Corbett, staff writer (2021-01-11). As 'Dark Stain' of Guant√°namo Begins 20th Year, Groups Demand Biden Close Offshore Prison. commondreams.org "Biden must reaffirm his commitment to closure and take the necessary action to accomplish it before we have to mark the 20th anniversary next year," says the Center for Constitutional Rights. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

commondreams (2021-01-11). CEPR Publishes Guide to Federal Budget Activism. commondreams.org ______________________________…

David R. Lorenz, Vikas Misra, Sukrutha Chettimada, Hajime Uno, Lanqing Wang, Benjamin C. Blount, Víctor R. De Jesús, Benjamin B. Gelman, Susan Morgello, Steven M. Wolinsky, Dana Gabuzda (2021-01-11). Acrolein and other toxicant exposures in relation to cardiovascular disease among marijuana and tobacco smokers in a longitudinal cohort of HIV-positive and negative adults. thelancet.com Smoke-related toxicants, including acrylonitrile and acrylamide metabolites, are detectable in exclusive marijuana smokers, but exposures are lower compared with tobacco or dual smokers. Acrolein exposure is increased by tobacco smoking but not exclusive marijuana smoking in HIV+ and HIV- adults, and contributes to cardiovascular disease in tobacco smokers.

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 …

teleSUR (2021-01-11). Brazilian Lab to Produce Sputnik V for Sale in Latam. telesurenglish.net The Russian Sputnik V vaccine developers informed that a Brazilian laboratory will launch the drug's production and distribution throughout Latin America as of January 15. | RELATED: | The Brazilian Chemical Union company confirmed the news by announcing that it will produce 8 million doses per month in the first semester of 2021. | "On Monday, a company delegation will travel to Russia to finish validating the manufac…

Zachary Denman (2021-01-11). Video: The Great Reset: Dystopian. globalresearch.ca The Great Reset had to happen so the cashless society could be brought in and the one world government could be introduced… | With society now in a Police state and a Mandatory Vaccine now in place, Kain is finding refuge …

Jonathan Cook (2021-01-11). Twitter's ban on Trump will only deepen the US tribal divide. dissidentvoice.org Anyone who believes locking President Donald Trump out of his social media accounts will serve as the first step on the path to healing the political divide in the United States is likely to be in for a bitter disappointment. The flaws in this reasoning need to be peeled away, like the layers of an …

Nick Pemberton (2021-01-11). You Say You Want A Revolution. counterpunch.org You say you want a revolution Well, you know We all want to change the world You tell me that it's evolution Well, you know We all want to change the world But when you talk about destruction Don't you know that you can count me out — The Beatles We said we wanted a

news.un (2021-01-11). Guterres to seek second five-year term as UN Secretary-General. news.un.org António Guterres confirmed on Monday that he will be seeking a second five-year term as UN Secretary-General, which would begin in January 2022.

news.un (2021-01-11). West Africa: Democracy 'a constant process' top UN official tells Security Council. news.un.org While elections are one-time events, "democracy is a constant process of deliberation and consultation" where dialogue provides an "important arena for the building of national consensus", the top UN official in West Africa told the Security Council on Monday.

news.un (2021-01-11). State of the ocean will 'ultimately determine the survival of our species': UN Special Envoy. news.un.org The health of the ocean will ultimately determine the survival of humankind on Earth, according to the UN Special Envoy for the Ocean, Peter Thomson. Marking the opening of the International Decade for Ocean Science, the former top Fijian diplomat and General Assembly president, told UN News that a healthy planet is inextricably linked to a healthy ocean.

news.un (2021-01-11). UN chief calls for 'urgent transition' from fossil fuels to renewable energy. news.un.org Building a global coalition for carbon neutrality by mid-century will be the UN's "central objective", the world body's top official told a conference on climate action on Monday.

John Nichols (2021-01-11). Rev. Raphael Warnock's Bend-the-Arc Faith Is Precisely What the Senate Needs. thenation.com Rev. Raphael Warnock's Bend-the-Arc Faith Is Precisely What the Senate Needs…

David Klion (2021-01-11). Anne Applebaum and the Crisis of Centrist Politics. thenation.com Anne Applebaum and the Crisis of Centrist Politics…

Nomi Prins (2021-01-11). War of the (Financial) Worlds. zcomm.org Or Let the Markets Go Wild While the People Go Down…

Khibaka, Michael Harris (2021-01-11). 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.

NORCALMLK & SF Public Library (2021-01-11). Sunday 1/17: BCAF2021: Black & Brown Comix Arts Virtual Festival San Francisco (1/17). indybay.org Virtual festival online (FREE)…

WIT (2021-01-11). 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.

WIT (2021-01-11). 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.

Anti Police-Terror Project (2021-01-11). Monday 1/18: Mass Caravan to Reclaim MLK's Radical Legacy. indybay.org We will meet at the Oakland Port, near Middle Harbor Shoreline Park, and drive in a car caravan to East Oakland. Online stream w/ ASL interpretation will be available.

Autonomy (2021-01-11). Only The Chinese Govt And Bankers Benefit From Our Internal Strife. indybay.org We need to make internal peace to avoid being an occupied power…

Quanah Brightman (2021-01-11). 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

Death Penalty Abolition (2021-01-11). Biden Asked To Withdraw ProExecution Garland As AG. indybay.org Biden chose for AG Merrick Garland, who as a prosecutor called for the death penalty and was instrumental in the passage of the unconstitutional 96 pro execution law, who denied GTMO prisoner rights, upheld draconian marijuana regulations, denied most prisoner mercy appeals, and paved the way for Citizens United ruling that $ is speech.

National Union of the Homeless, PPC, NVMA (2021-01-11). Friday 1/15: Honoring MLK Jr. & Movement to End Poverty Then and Now w/ NUH, NVMA & PPC. indybay.org Online event via livestream…

Strike Debt Bay Area (2021-01-11). Saturday 2/6: Strike Debt Bay Area Book Group: Re-enchanting the World… indybay.org Online, via Zoom…

Dan Bacher (2021-01-11). 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.

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

NORCALMLK & SF Public Library (2021-01-11). Saturday 1/16: BCAF2021: Black & Brown Comix Arts Virtual Festival San Francisco (1/16). indybay.org Virtual festival online (FREE)…

Support Bookshop Santa Cruz Union (2021-01-11). Tuesday 1/12: Bookshop Union Solidarity Rally. indybay.org Locust Street & Pacific Avenue, Santa Cruz…

SMC Tenant Council, JDW Tenant Union, others (2021-01-11). Monday 1/18: ZAP-ATHON Online Action to Cancel Rent and Ban Evictions! indybay.org Virtual!

NORCALMLK & SF Public Library (2021-01-11). Monday 1/18: BCAF2021: Black & Brown Comix Arts Virtual Festival San Francisco (1/18). indybay.org Virtual festival online (FREE)…

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 …

teleSUR (2021-01-11). Ford Announces the Closure of Its Factories in Brazil. telesurenglish.net The measure should impact the company about $ 4.1 billion and affect about 5,000 workers, according to Bloomberg. "We know that these actions are very difficult, but necessary, to create a healthy and sustainable business," Ford President Jim Farley was quoted as saying in a company statement. | RELATED: | Production will cease "immediately" at the Camacari and Taubaté plants, although they will continue to supply p…

Thomas Magstadt (2021-01-11). None dare call it treason. nationofchange.org What, pray tell, did Roger Marshall manage to do in so short a time?>

Kristin Herman (2021-01-11). 7 ways to make your small business greener. nationofchange.org Once you have these new and greener practices down, not only will your office residents thank you for them, but so will the environment.

teleSUR (2021-01-11). Costa Rican Workers Reject "Obstinate" Agreement With IMF. telesurenglish.net Costa Rican National Association of Public and Private Employees (ANEP) negotiations hold on Monday between the government and the International Monetary Fund (IMF) that could lead to severe cuts in public spending and a considerable reduction of the financial help for public workers. | RELATED: | "There is no need for them to make us deal with social stress from an 'agreement' with the IMF. It is shockingly obstinate f…

Andrew Emett (2021-01-11). Former police officer pleads guilty to pistol-whipping motorists. nationofchange.org "Most police officers honorably serve and uphold their mission to protect the citizens of Michigan, but this is a rare example of an officer who has fallen far below his duty."

Shawgi Tell (2021-01-11). Economic Nightmare Shows Need for New Aim and Direction for the Economy. dissidentvoice.org The U.S. labor force participation rate stood at 61.5% in November 2020, the lowest rate in 44 years. According to Investopedia: The labor force participation rate is a measure of an economy's active workforce. The formula for the number is the sum of all workers who are employed or actively seeking employment divided by the …

teleSUR (2021-01-11). The UN to Accelerate Political and Military Dialogue in Libya. telesurenglish.net The United Nations Special Mission for Libya (UNSMIL) will speed up its activity to ensure the ceasefire and promote the formation of a new transitional government and elections in December. | RELATED: | UNSMIL Deputy Head Stephanie Williams will preside over virtual meetings of the Libyan Forum for Political Dialogue (FLDP), an "ad hoc" institution formed by 75 elected officials from all over Libya with whom the UN has been wo…

WSWS (2021-01-11). Educators Rank-and-File Safety Committee in US holds first national meeting of 2021. wsws.org The first ERFSC meeting of 2021 was attended by over 150 educators and other workers from across the US and around the globe.

WSWS (2021-01-11). New Zealand inquiry covers up police dismissal of anti-Muslim threats prior to 2019 terror attack. wsws.org The royal commission accepted all the claims by Australian and New Zealand agencies that they could not have prevented the Christchurch terror attack, and dismissed evidence to the contrary.

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.

Peoples Dispatch (2021-01-11). Attack on rally in memory of Rosa Luxemburg and Karl Liebknecht. peoplesdispatch.org Thousands of communists, youth and antifa groups who hit the streets of Berlin commemorating the martyrdom of Rosa Luxemburg and Karl Liebknecht were brutally repressed by the Berlin police.

teleSUR (2021-01-11). Uganda Beefs up Security in Its Capital City Ahead of Polls. telesurenglish.net Uganda's military and police have stepped up security in and around Kampala ahead of the presidential and parliamentary elections slated for this Thursday. | RELATED: | "The campaign period is coming to an end and we are now proceeding to the next level of voting. We have now upgraded our security and deployed police officers who are being supported by the army," Patrick Onyango, Kampala Metropolitan police spokesperson said. | There a…

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 …

teleSUR (2021-01-11). Biden Chooses Iran Nuclear Deal Negotiator as His CIA Director. telesurenglish.net After serving as ambassador to Russia, Burns led the Obama administration's negotiations with Iran to reach the historic nuclear deal in 2015. | Burns currently serves as the president of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, an international think-tank. | RELATED: | If confirmed by the Senate, he would be the first career diplomat to serve in…

WSWS (2021-01-11). The Mandalorian (Season Two): Indulging nostalgia and setting up even bigger paydays. wsws.org Disney and Lucasfilm aired the second season of their Star Wars television series on Disney Plus at the end of 2020, setting the stage for the launch of several spinoff series to swell the portfolios of their stockholders.

Dana Drugmand (2021-01-11). As Enbridge races to build Line 3 Pipeline, resistance ramps up in the courts and on the ground. nationofchange.org Meanwhile, the fight against Line 3 in Minnesota is continuing on the ground as Enbridge plows ahead with construction.

Bill Quigley (2021-01-11). Past Time to Remember Thousands Displaced and Left Behind by Hurricanes Laura and Delta. dissidentvoice.org Four-and-a-half months after two hurricanes ripped apart Louisiana, tens of thousands of people are still suffering. While the national election has absorbed the attention of the nation, thousands of people are still not back in their homes. Many have had to move a half dozen times. Some are living in tents. It is past time …

teleSUR (2021-01-11). Peru: Ex-President Fujimori Sued Over Forced Sterilizations. telesurenglish.net The Peruvian Attorney General's Office on Monday will present charges against former president Alberto Fujimori, his health ministers, and other former officials over the forced sterilizations of thousands of women from 1996 to 2000. | RELATED: | The hearing, which will be presided over by Judge Rafael Martin, will begin at 9h30 local time and will be broadcast on social networks through the Justicia TV account. | The for…

Peoples Dispatch (2021-01-11). Police attack demonstration commemorating Rosa Luxemburg and Karl Liebknecht in Berlin. peoplesdispatch.org Police in Berlin tried to disrupt a rally attended by more than 3,000 people in memory of Rosa Luxemburg and Karl Liebknecht who were murdered on January 15, 1919. Protesters were injured due to police violence on Sunday and many were arrested…

Press TV (2021-01-11). India to Go Ahead with Purchase of Russia S-400 Air Defense System Despite US Sanctions Threat. asia-pacificresearch.com

WSWS (2021-01-11). Communist Party of the Philippines resurrects urban hit squads. wsws.org The CPP's resurrection of Sparrow Units is bound up with its efforts to seek bourgeois allies even as the ruling class as a whole is seeking the means to suppress unrest and secure a firm hold on power.

NationofChange Staff (2021-01-11). Tell Congress to #StopLine3. nationofchange.org Congress must stop the expansion of a dying tar sands industry and #StopLine3 construction immediately.

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 …

Peoples Dispatch (2021-01-11). Ahead of Ugandan presidential elections, violence against opposition, journalists continues. peoplesdispatch.org Due to sustained repression, Bobi Wine, the main challenger to president Yoweri Museveni in the upcoming January 14 election, has appealed to the International Criminal Court to investigate government officials…

teleSUR (2021-01-11). Venezuela Accuses the US of Backing ExxonMobil in the Essequibo. telesurenglish.net Venezuela's Foreign Affairs Minister Jorge Arreaza on Sunday accused the United States of protecting ExxonMobil in the Essequibo, an area that has been in dispute between his country and Guyana since the 19th century. | RELATED: | "This is how the U.S. confesses its complicit participation in the conspiracy that intends to seize the territory of Guayana Esequiba from Venezuela. It protects the predatory interests of the tran…

teleSUR (2021-01-11). Honduras: President JOH Denies Drug Trafficking Accusations. telesurenglish.net Honduras' President Juan Orlando Hernandez (JOH) refuted corruption allegations voiced at a New York Court where he was accused of receiving bribes from drug trafficking networks to allow illicit exports to the U.S. | RELATED: | The accusations were brought by prosecutors working on investigations against drug trafficker Geovanny Ramirez who was captured in Miami in March 2020. | According to the prosecutors,…

WSWS (2021-01-11). Google engineers form Communications Workers of America-affiliated union. wsws.org A group of 200 employees have formed a union called the Alphabet Workers Union that is open to all employees and contractors at the parent company of the tech giant Google and is affiliated with the Communications Workers of America of the AFL-CIO.

WSWS (2021-01-11). UK government figures hide £800 billion hoarded by super-rich. wsws.org The wealthiest one percent owns 23 percent, almost one quarter of the country's aggregate wealth, rather than 18 percent stated by the government.

teleSUR (2021-01-11). Haiti: Opposition Rejects Call for Referendum and Elections. telesurenglish.net Opposition politicians Sunday rejected the announcement by Haiti's Provisional Electoral Committee (CEP) regarding the holding of a Constitutional referendum and general elections to take place this year. | RELATED: | Haiti in Action party (HA) Coordinator and former Senator Youri Latortue described the electoral process as "unserious" and "absurd" while reiterating the calls on President Jovenel Moise to resig…

WSWS (2021-01-11). Boeing 737-500 crashes after takeoff from Jakarta, Indonesia. wsws.org The tragedy coincides with a $2.5 billion legal settlement between Boeing and the US Department of Justice ending a federal criminal investigation stemming from two crashes of Boeing's 737 Max 8 aircraft.

teleSUR (2021-01-11). Papal Decree Enables Women to Occupy Higher Posts in the Church. telesurenglish.net He did so through a Motu Proprio modifying canon 230 of the Code of Canon Law, in force since 1972, which restricted access to "suitable male faithful." He explained that this decision "makes the participation of all in the work of evangelization more effective in the Church." | RELATED: | The decision, published this Monday in the official commentary of the Acta Apostolicae Sedis – the official bulletin of the Holy See -…

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: …

sputniknews (2021-01-10). House to Consider Resolution Calling on Pence to Declare Trump 'Incapable of Executing Duties'. sputniknews.com Calls for ousting Trump either through invoking the 25th Amendment or by launching a procedure of impeachment have been actively voiced following the US Capitol siege, with lawmakers accusing Trump of inciting the violence.

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.

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.

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

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…

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.

sputniknews (2021-01-10). Trump Orders to Lower US Flags to Honor Fallen Capitol Police Officers. sputniknews.com WASHINGTON (Sputnik) – US President Donald Trump has ordered to lower US flags at all public buildings in honor of the US Capitol police officers, who died after the storming of the Capitol building.

_____ (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…

_____ (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…

Andrew Korybko (2021-01-10). U.S. shouldn't have double standards on weaponized protest movements. thealtworld.com Russian Deputy Envoy to the United Nations Dmitry Polyanskiy made a powerful point on Twitter earlier this week when he asked, "Why do you call storming by protesters of the U.S. Capitol 'domestic terrorism' and similar and much more bloody events in Kiev in 2014 'revolution of dignity'?" | Many remember how America praised the Orange Revolution in Ukraine, which overthrew President Viktor Yanukovich, in the aftermath of a run-off vote. | In fact, not only did the U.S. politically support that infamous governmental reshuffle which forever changed the face of European history by consequently leading to Crimea's…

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 …

RT (2021-01-10). Erdogan's press office ditches WhatsApp as Ankara urges Turks to use domestic apps in fight against 'digital fascism'. rt.com The media office of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is reportedly shutting down its WhatsApp groups over privacy concerns. The move comes after Ankara called for a nationwide boycott of the Facebook-owned messaging app. | Starting on Monday, the office is switching over to encrypted messaging app BiP, which is developed by Turkish firm Turkcell, Bloomberg reported, citing internal messages posted to the WhatsApp groups. | The decision comes amid growing consternation over WhatsApp's plan to begin sharing personal data with its parent company, Facebook. The policy comes into effect on February 8, and use…

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 …

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.

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…

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…

Jennifer L. Holm (2021-01-10). What would life on Mars be like? Looking for answers in my family's immigrant past. salon.com A novelist considers her Finnish immigrant ancestors when writing about fictional Mars colonists…

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. …

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…

_____ (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…

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Republicans are gaslighting America about Trump's coup: Only impeachment can set the record straight
Amanda Marcotte | salon.com | 2021-01-11
Impeachment establishes a formal record, making it harder for the right to pressure media to downplay January 6…
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Impeachment motion against Trump tabled in US Congress
Peoples Dispatch | peoplesdispatch.org | 2021-01-11
The impeachment motion will be the second presented in the four years since Trump has been in office. If successful, it can lead him to being barred from elections in the future…
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FBI Memo Warns Pro-Trump Extremists Plan Armed Insurrections in State Capitols Across US
Brett Wilkins, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2021-01-11
An agency memo states that "if Congress attempts to remove POTUS via the 25th Amendment, a huge uprising will occur." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
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US designates Cuba as a "sponsor of terrorism"
Peoples Dispatch | peoplesdispatch.org | 2021-01-12
The United States announced on Monday January 11 that it will designate Cuba as a state sponsor of terrorism. The move came hours after Secretary of State of the Trump administration, Mike Pompeo, announced that the Yemeni militant group Ansar Allah, commonly known as the Houthis, would be designated as a "foreign terrorist organization." The announcement has been met by widespread condemnation by authoritie…
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Trump Admin's Terrorist Designation of Houthis in Yemen 'Reckless and Destructive'
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Serious repercussions likely to follow US plan to designate Yemen combatants terrorists, UN warns
news.un.org | 2021-01-11
The United States government's decision to designate Ansar Allah, more commonly known as the Houthi rebel group in Yemen, as terrorists, is likely to have "serious humanitarian and political repercussions", the UN spokesperson said on Monday.
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Starving Yemenis fearful of Houthi terror designation's consequences
MEE correspondent | middleeasteye.net | 2021-01-11
Starving Yemenis fearful of Houthi terror designation's consequences | NGOs warn US move could affect vital aid and plunge 24 million people reliant on assistance into greater suffering | MEE correspondent | Mon, 01/11/2021 – 17: 18 | A woman holds a child suffering from malnutrition while sitting on a bed at a treatment centre in al-Sabeen Maternal Hospital in Sanaa (AFP) | Like millions of Yemenis, Abdul…
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US move to designate Houthis in Yemen as terrorist organization raises concern
Peoples Dispatch | peoplesdispatch.org | 2021-01-11
The Houthis control a majority of Yemen, including the capital Sanaa. Their designation as a terrorist organization will make it difficult for international agencies to engage with the group which could harm millions…
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Israel 'declined WHO request' to provide Covid-19 vaccine for Palestinian medics
MEE and agencies | middleeasteye.net | 2021-01-11
Israel 'declined WHO request' to provide Covid-19 vaccine for Palestinian medics | Israeli authorities accused of 'racial discrimination' for refusing to provide Palestinians with jabs | MEE and agencies | Mon, 01/11/2021 – 13: 22 | An Israeli senior citizen receives his second Pfizer Covid-19 vaccine in the northern coastal city of Haifa on 11 January 2021 (AFP) | An official at the World Health Organisatio…
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Netanyahu government denies vaccine to Palestinians as it lauds mass rollout to Israelis
wsws.org | 2021-01-11
Israel's COVID-19 vaccination program does not include the five million Palestinians living in the West Bank and Gaza, which Israel has illegally occupied since the 1967 Arab-Israeli war.
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The fascists, the FBI — and legislators
Otis Grotewohl | workers.org | 2021-01-12
Wheeling, W.Va. Following the right-wing fascist coup attempt — Donald Trump's version of a Nazi "putsch" — one Republican lawmaker was arrested and charged with "entering a restricted area of the U.S. Capitol." On Jan. 8, the FBI arrested Derrick Evans — recently elected into the West Virginia House of . . . | Continue reading The fascists, the FBI — and legislators at Workers.org
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Questions in the Wake of the Beer Belly Putsch
David Rovics | zcomm.org | 2021-01-11
No group of white anarchists has ever tried to do what they did. If we did, we'd be shot…
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Questions n the Wake of the Beer Belly Putsch
David Rovics | counterpunch.org | 2021-01-11
After seeing some very strange, amnesiac discussion threads on social media, I have a few words to consign to the screen. Naturally, social media and the media media are all going nuts since the more or less successful far right siege of the Capitol. There are a variety of talking points that I've been hearing…
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Reflection on the Events of January 6th 2021
Felice Pace | counterpunch.org | 2021-01-11
Since the insurrection at the Capitol Building I keep thinking about my Dad and wondering what he would have thought. Frank J. Pace, son of Italian immigrants, joined the National Guard at 19 and almost lost a leg during World War II. Then he volunteered to fight in Korea when his unit was called up.
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'Biden won't save us!'
Betsey Piette | workers.org | 2021-01-12
Chants of "Cops and Klan work hand-in-hand" and "No Trump, no KKK, no fascist USA" filled the air outside Philadelphia City Hall Jan. 9. Dozens of anti-fascist, pro-socialist demonstrators gathered there for a demonstration denouncing white supremacy and the failed Jan. 6 fascist insurrection in Washington, D.C. Philadelphia, Jan. 9. . . . | Continue reading 'Biden won't save us!' at Workers.org
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Rep. Bonnie Watson Coleman Has Covid-19 After Hiding From Trump Mob With Maskless GOP Lawmakers
Brett Wilkins, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2021-01-11
A statement from the 75-year-old cancer survivor says "she believes she was exposed during protective isolation in the U.S. Capitol building as a result of insurrectionist riots." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
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7,000+ Lawyers, Law Students Demand Hawley and Cruz Resign for Inciting 'Violence and Terror'
Brett Wilkins, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2021-01-11
"Hawley and Cruz directly incited the January 6th insurrection, repeating dangerous and unsubstantiated statements regarding the election and abetting the lawless behavior of President Trump." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
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47 Lawmakers Join Rep. Cori Bush's Resolution to Remove GOP Members for Inciting Attack on Capitol
Jessica Corbett, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2021-01-11
"This is sedition," said the freshman Democrat. "We must hold these Republicans accountable for their role in this insurrection." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
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Native Americans on police response to Capitol insurrection
Stephanie Woodard | nationofchange.org | 2021-01-11
"No way would Black or Brown people be treated that way had they attacked a symbol of our democracy."
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Foreign Correspondent: U.S. Capitol Insurrection as Seen from Abroad
Reese Erlich | progressive.org | 2021-01-11
Following last week's white nationalist mob in Washington, D.C., journalists and activists overseas share what the world is thinking about us.
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Yes It Was Attempted by Wingnuts, But It Was a Coup Attempt Just the Same
Juan Cole | commondreams.org | 2021-01-11
Over 140 Republican congressmen and 8 senators joined the attempt to overturn the election even after the mob tried to kill or kidnap them. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
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The coup isn't over
Hunter | zcomm.org | 2021-01-11
Republican leaders stoke same conspiracies while others brag of involvement…
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Trump's coup and Biden's corporate cabinet
Alex Bainbridge | greenleft.org.au | 2021-01-11
Democratic Socialists of America member Isaac Silver addressed the Socialist Alliance national conference about Donald Trump inciting his base to storm Capitol Hill and…
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Bolivia and Spain Re-Establish Diplomatic Relations
telesurenglish.net | 2021-01-11
Bolivia's President Luis Arce on Monday received the credentials of Spain's Ambassador Francisco Gasso, thus putting an end to diplomatic tensions experienced since the U.S.-backed coup led by Jeanine Añez in 2019. | RELATED: | Bolivia Identifies 7 Suspects Related to Sacaba Massacre | The appointment of the Spanish ambassador comes after several months without diplomatic relations between both countries as a result of the expulsion of the Charge d'Affaires and Consul officers in De…
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Storms of Protest in Washington and Hong Kong
Kim Petersen | globalresearch.ca | 2021-01-11
The coverage of groups of people, described as mobs, rioters, or protestors depending on one's prejudice or adherence to accurate reporting, who "stormed" the Capitol in Washington and the Legislative Council in Hong Kong is revealing for how media and …
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Free Maroon! Jan. 18 day of actions
Betsey Piette | workers.org | 2021-01-12
Prison abolitionists in several Northeast cities are organizing "Justice Is Dead" car caravans on Martin Luther King Jr. Day to demand an end of "Death by COVID" in prisons. The Jan. 18 actions will target governors in New York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania, who have allowed genocidal prison neglect to . . . | Continue reading Free Maroon! Jan. 18 day of actions at Workers.org
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Behind These Prison Walls
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Sexual assault rampant in ICE detention centers across Texas
Caleb Granger | liberationnews.org | 2021-01-12
Across the state of Texas, women have been brutalized, beaten and deported before they were able to testify against their abusers.
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Workers Struggles, the Americas
wsws.org | 2021-01-12
Some 5,000 workers at Interjet airlines struck airports in four cities to demand back wages while hospital nurses in Boston are staging pickets to demand safe staff to patient ratios…
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Off-duty Austin, Texas cop kills Alex Gonzales, shoots fiancé, endangers their baby
Liberation Staff | liberationnews.org | 2021-01-12
Austin PD's version of events is contradictory and nonsensical on multiple levels.
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America the undead: Trump's mob attacked a democracy already weakened by his war on reality
Chauncey DeVega | salon.com | 2021-01-11
What do you see when you look — really look — at the images of pro-Trump fascist goons trashing the Capitol?
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MAGA-approved social media platform Parler is taken down — but its demise may be short-lived
Matthew Rozsa | salon.com | 2021-01-11
Hacked data from the (temporarily?) defunct site may help law enforcement identify perpetrators of the Capitol Riot…
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No, We Do Not Need New Anti-Terrorism Laws to Combat Right-Wing Extremists
Moustafa Bayoumi | thenation.com | 2021-01-11
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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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Members of several well-known hate groups identified at Capitol riot
A.C. Thompson and Ford Fischer | nationofchange.org | 2021-01-11
Several participants ProPublica and FRONTLINE identified from video have direct links to the white nationalist movement.
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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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Strengthening the Welfare State
Josef Woss and Niema Movassat | indybay.org | 2021-01-11
Resist the beginnings of fascism, manipulation and control! Trump's smear campaigns, scapegoating, fear mongering, $8-trillion tax heists, corporate welfare, attacking the poor, minorities, seniors, disabled, children and students have left democracy in intensive care. Helicopter money, a Marshall Plan for journalism and ending wars could revive the indispensable debate culture.
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Patriot Act 2, Censorship, and Other Notes from the Edge of the Narrative Matrix
Caitlin Johnstone | globalresearch.ca | 2021-01-11
Patriot Act 2.0 will be rolled out with a lot of mindless bleating about white supremacists and fighting fascism, and the actual policies and laws put into place will have virtually nothing to do with any of those things. They …
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Republicans Can Say What They Want, But They Created This Monster
Staff | truthout.org | 2021-01-11
The consequences of Wednesday's frontal assault on Congress continue to pile up in snowdrifts, but it is far too early to talk about "aftermath." In fact, Wednesday appears to be only the beginning. | Parler, the web platform that saw its user numbers surge after Facebook and Twitter increased restrictions on false stories of a stolen election, has gone dark. Apple and Google stripped t…
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Drop Charges Against the Indigenous People's Day 5
GAY SHAME | indybay.org | 2021-01-11
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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Over 14 Million People to Participate in Chile's Next Elections
telesurenglish.net | 2021-01-11
Chile's Election Service (Servel) Monday reported that over 14 million people have registered to vote in the April 11 election that will decide new subnational authorities and the representatives for the Constitutional Convention. | RELATED: Chile: | Lawmakers Dismiss Postponement of Abril Elections | Servel officials noted that 49 percent of the voters are men, while 51 percent are women. Likewise, over 1.2 million people represent Indigenous communities. | As of January 6, a total…
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China's Mission to Nepal Gains Traction
M. K. Bhadrakumar | asia-pacificresearch.com | 2021-01-11
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In Response To US Secretary of State Pompeo's Decision To Designate the Houthis as a Foreign Terrorist Organization and Specially Designated Global Terrorist, Oxfam America's Humanitarian Policy Lead Scott Paul Said
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Bloodshed continues in Colombia
Peoples Dispatch | peoplesdispatch.org | 2021-01-11
The massacres and assassination of social leaders in Colombia did not end in 2020. The violence and humanitarian crisis continues into 2021. On January 10, human rights organizations denounced that two massacres took place and two social leaders were assassinated. | The first massacre of this year was registered in the Florencia municipality, in the Caquetá department. At around 2 am, two unidentified armed men entered a cockfighting pit in the Tres Esquinas sector and indiscriminately fired at those who were inside the premises. In the incident, three people were killed and seven others were wounded. Two of the…
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Japanese prime minister declares state of emergency amid rapid spread of COVID-19
wsws.org | 2021-01-11
The Suga government is using the state of emergency to cover up its own incompetence and refusal to take any real measures to address the pandemic.
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Japan notifies WHO of new Covid-19 variant found in travelers arriving from Brazil
rt.com | 2021-01-11
The World Health Organization (WHO) has said it was notified by Japan about the detection of a new Covid-19 variant there, as the government extends the state of emergency declared to control the virus in Tokyo to other areas. | WHO director-general Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said on Monday that the Japanese health authorities had informed the UN health agency of the new strain at the weekend, after it was detected in four travelers from Brazil's Amazonas state. | The variant has 12 mutations, one of which has been found in the strains discovered in South Africa and the UK. The Brazilian Health Ministry said t…
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Biggest rises in Covid cases now happening outside southern and eastern England
The Canary | thecanary.co | 2021-01-11
The biggest increases in Covid-19 case rates are now happening outside the south and east of England, latest figures show.The Liverpool City Region and parts of the West Midlands have seen particularly sharp rises.In Knowsley on Merseyside the rate has soared from 455.4 cases per 100,000 in the seven days to December 30 to 1,263.4 per 100,000 in the seven days to January 6 — the biggest week-on-week rise for any local authority area in England.Halton in Cheshire, which is also part of the Liverpool City Region, saw the second biggest jump, from 533.2 to 1,220.2.And Liverpool itself recorded the third largest…
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Stark warning from Chris Whitty — UK has not yet hit the peak of Covid-19 infection
The Canary | thecanary.co | 2021-01-11
The UK has not yet hit the peak of the current wave of Covid-19 infection, with the next few weeks being "the worst" of the pandemic for the NHS, England's chief medical officer has warned.Professor Chris Whitty said the vaccine rollout offered hope that lockdown restrictions could be lifted in the coming months, but described the current UK death rate as "appalling". | During a BBC phone-in on the current high case rates, he said: "I don't think we're yet at the peak, I'm afraid."I think we will be at the peak if everybody can double down and absolutely minimise their contacts."The point of the lockdown is to br…
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How To Keep On Keeping On
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2021-01-11
Even asking the questions is exhausting. | Who's making the Covid decisions, and why do they change every day? How has the workload doubled? What about the new extremes of micro-management? Which of my co-workers, or their families, or my customers or patients or students are going to get sick? | And why can't we seem to do anything to stop all this suffering? | The pull to give up, to withdraw, to hunker down and "just survive" is almost irresistible–even for a committed activist like you. | But here we are. We are connecting to one another at work, even if just through images on a screen.
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English hospitals won't see reduction in Covid admissions until FEBRUARY, health service chief warns
rt.com | 2021-01-11
Number of Covid-19 patients in English hospitals isn't going to drop in the coming weeks as the country hasn't yet seen the full impact of the Christmas loosening of restrictions, NHS England's National Medical Director warned. | Coronavirus infections and the death rate remain "stubbornly high," putting hospitals in England under "significant and sustained" pressure, Professor Stephen Powis said during a Downing Street press conference on Monday. | There are now over 13,000 more Covid-19 patients in hospital than there were on Christmas Day, he pointed out. According to official data, the number of people hos…
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'Despicable': Outgoing Trump Administration to Designate Cuba a 'State Sponsor of Terrorism'
Kenny Stancil, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2021-01-11
"Cuba has been sending doctors around the world to combat Covid-19," one observer pointed out, while another said the "Trump administration should add itself as a state sponsor of terrorism." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
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The Martians of Wall Street Have Invaded
Nomi Prins | commondreams.org | 2021-01-11
As Covid-19 grew ever worse while 2020 ended, the stock market reached heights that hadn't been seen before. Ever. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
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Montana's Face-Off Over Face Masks
Gwen Florio | thenation.com | 2021-01-11
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My Brother Was Condemned to Death–Then He Was Condemned to Covid-19
Yvette Allen | thenation.com | 2021-01-11
My Brother Was Condemned to Death–Then He Was Condemned to Covid-19…
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COVID-19 recovery offers 'chance to change course', Guterres tells One Planet Summit
news.un.org | 2021-01-11
The process of recovery from the coronavirus pandemic offers the chance to change course, and put humanity on a path on which it is not in conflict with nature, the United Nations Secretary-General said on Monday, urging greater efforts by everyone to protect biodiversity and step up climate action.
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Get COVID-19 vaccinations for 'high-risk' populations underway within 100 days worldwide, Tedros urges
news.un.org | 2021-01-11
There needs to be a "collective commitment" to get vaccinations underway worldwide for health workers and others who are at high risk of catching COVID-19, within the next 100 days, said the UN health agency chief on Monday.
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Blood plasma treatment has limited effect for sickest COVID-19 patients
imperial.ac.uk | 2021-01-11
Treating critically ill COVID-19 patients with blood plasma from people who have fought off the disease has limited impact on patient outcomes.
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Cuban Abdala Vaccine to End Its First Phase of Clinical Trial
telesurenglish.net | 2021-01-11
Abdala, one of the four Cuban COVID-19 vaccines, will finish its first phase of clinical trials with scarce adverse reactions and an adequate security profile. | RELATED: | Cuba: Investment and Export Options in Online Business Forum | "So far, the volunteers only manifest discomfort in the area of vaccine administration," Saturnino Lora Hospital's director Rafael Suarez said. | The first phase of the clinical trial started in a hospital in Santiago de Cuba province in December. I…
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Covid-19: Palestine first in Middle East to register for Russian vaccine, says wealth fund
MEE and agencies | middleeasteye.net | 2021-01-11
Covid-19: Palestine first in Middle East to register for Russian vaccine, says wealth fund | With delivery expected 'within a month', Russia's Sputnik V will be the first shipment of coronavirus vaccine for the Palestinians | MEE and agencies | Mon, 01/11/2021 – 13: 27 | A Palestinian health worker collects random swab samples from people to test for the coronavirus in Rafah, in the southern Gaza Strip, on 1…
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Overwhelmed hospitals in Lebanon forced to treat Covid patients in cars
Nadda Osman | middleeasteye.net | 2021-01-11
Overwhelmed hospitals in Lebanon forced to treat Covid patients in cars | The country has faced a surge in coronavirus in recent weeks, with many angry at the lax rules over Christmas | Nadda Osman | Mon, 01/11/2021 – 13: 41 | Patients in Beirut are treated in their cars, after a hospital ran out of beds (Screengrab/Facebook) | A video from Lebanon showing queues of patients waiting outside a hospital and being treate…
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Overwhelmed hospitals in Lebanon forced to treat Covid patients in cars
Nadda Osman | middleeasteye.net | 2021-01-11
Overwhelmed hospitals in Lebanon forced to treat Covid patients in cars | The country has seen a surge in coronavirus in recent weeks, with many angry at the lax rules over Christmas | Nadda Osman | Mon, 01/11/2021 – 13: 41 | Patients in Beirut are treated in their cars, after a hospital ran out of beds (Screengrab/Facebook) | A video from Lebanon showing queues of patients waiting outside a hospital and being treated…
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Nearly 30,000 Americans have died of COVID-19 in the past 10 days
wsws.org | 2021-01-11
At the current rate, more than a quarter million people will die across the globe before the end of January, including more than 60,000 in the US alone.
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Spain passes two million coronavirus cases as infection rates surge
wsws.org | 2021-01-11
After a lull in new daily infections and deaths, the holidays saw a renewed surge of COVID-19 in Spain, with cases returning to levels last seen in late October.
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Vietnam without deaths from COVID-19 in over three months
Prensa Latina | mronline.org | 2021-01-11
Vietnam's death toll from COVID-19 has stood at 35 since last September, and none of those hospitalized due to this disease risks death, the Ministry of Health reported on Sunday.
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California virus deaths surpass 30,000 after deadliest weekend
Associated Press | peoplesworld.org | 2021-01-11
LOS ANGELES (AP) — California's coronavirus catastrophe reached a staggering new level Monday as Johns Hopkins University data showed the nation's most populous state has recorded more than 30,000 deaths since the pandemic started nearly a year ago. Deaths have exploded since a COVID-19 surge began in October. It took California six months to record …
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Michigan evictions continue despite CDC moratorium
Brandon Stout | liberationnews.org | 2021-01-11
Violent police evictions are being carried out in Michigan despite a Centers for Disease Control eviction moratorium meant to slow the spread of COVID-19. Legal loopholes and non-compliant judges make the moratorium easy to circumvent. While the CDC issued this order "because evictions threaten to increase the spread of COVID-19," it offers extremely limited protection. …
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Socialist Ernesto Huerta runs for California State Senate (District 30)
Sameena Rahman | liberationnews.org | 2021-01-11
The people of South Central Los Angeles need a representative in the California State Senate who will advocate for the working class. This fact became more evident over the past year as the government sat idly by while people suffered. Tens of thousands of Californians have died after contracting COVID-19. Many more have lost their …
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Michigan evictions continue despite CDC moratorium
Brandon Stout | liberationnews.org | 2021-01-11
Violent police-led evictions are being carried out in Michigan despite a Centers for Disease Control eviction moratorium meant to slow the spread of COVID-19. Legal loopholes and non-compliant judges make the moratorium easy to circumvent. While the CDC issued this order "because evictions threaten to increase the spread of COVID-19," it offers extremely limited protection. …
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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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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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Mexico Resumes Remote Learning Amid COVID-19 Surge
telesurenglish.net | 2021-01-11
Mexico's Education Minister Esteban Moctezuma Sunday informed that the new school year will resume remotely due to the current COVID-19 surge. | RELATED: | AMLO Compares Trump's Facebook Bar To the Holy Inquisition | "We are working to achieve a safe return to classrooms. Student community's health and safety are priorities for the government," Moctezuma assured. | On Monday, over 25 million elementary students nationwide assisted the "Learn at Home" television program, an initiativ…
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Congressional Aid for COVID Victims Takes Lessons from Parliament's Stingy Aid to Irish in the Great Famine of the 1840s
Dr. Barbara G. Ellis | globalresearch.ca | 2021-01-11
The parallel of the American economic landscape from COVID's deathly sweep seems far more like Ireland's in the great potato famine of 1845-52 than the Great Depression of the 1930s. And the stinginess and indifference by the upper classes ruling …
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Canada's health care system overwhelmed by COVID-19 surge
wsws.org | 2021-01-11
"We've lost control of the epidemic," exclaimed Dr. Antoine Delage, a pulmonologist at a hospital south of Montreal.
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Ford's Louisville Assembly Plant shut down due to part global semiconductor shortage
wsws.org | 2021-01-11
It is noteworthy that the plant shutdown came not in response to the spread of covid, but due to a lack of parts.
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Remove Trump Now!
Paul Street | counterpunch.org | 2021-01-11
Donald J. Trump is a malignant fascist lunatic who must be removed from office immediately. The notion of letting him remain in the White House for nine more days is criminally insane. Donald J. Trump is a clear and present danger to the nation and the world in his final days. The notion of this…
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Chris Hedges & Ramesh Srinivasan Debate Twitter & Facebook Banning Trump
Editor | scheerpost.com | 2021-01-11
Twitter, Facebook and other social media companies have removed President Trump from their platforms, after years of debate about the disinformation he shared to millions of followers from his accounts. While many are applauding the bans, author Chris Hedges warns they could backfire on a new episode of DemocracyNow! "To allow these companies to essentially function as de facto platforms for… | Source…
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What Assange's Victory Really Means
Patrick Cockburn | counterpunch.org | 2021-01-11
The 10-year campaign by the US government to criminalise reporting critical of its actions has failed in rather peculiar circumstances, with the unexpected decision by the court in London to reject the US demand for Julian Assange's extradition. Judge Vanessa Baraitser gave as the reason for her decision Assange's mental health and possible suicide risk,…
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Acting US AG Rosen Urged to Postpone Three Executions Planned for This Week Due to Pandemic
Jessica Corbett, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2021-01-11
The outgoing Trump administration has killed 10 death row inmates since resuming federal executions in July 2019 after a 17-year hiatus. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
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German schools and day-care centres to reopen despite record death rates and new infections
wsws.org | 2021-01-11
Despite schools being the central driver of the pandemic, the education ministers in Germany's federal states have decided on a "resumption of face-to-face teaching" as soon as possible.
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Australia hit by more infectious coronavirus strains, B117
wsws.org | 2021-01-11
Nearly twelve months into the global pandemic, the failure of state and federal governments to enact the most basic of precautions continues to be exposed.
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We're Suffering the Economic Equivalent of an Invasion From Mars
Editor | scheerpost.com | 2021-01-11
Kevin Gill / CC BY 2.0] By Nomi Prins / TomDispatch Sometimes things only make sense when seen through a magnifying lens. As it happens, I'm thinking about reality, the very American and global reality clearly repeating itself as 2021 begins. We all know, of course, that we're living through a once-in-a-century-style pandemic; that millions of people have lost their jobs, a portion of which will… | Source…
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Google engineers form CWA-affiliated union
WSWS repost | indybay.org | 2021-01-11
Kevin Reed at the World Socialist Web Site reads the fine print behind the creation of the new Google employee union. | He explains why Google employees and other tech workers should organize independently and refuse being manipulated by ruling class interests.
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Is Latin America's 'pink tide' advancing or retreating?
Alex Bainbridge | greenleft.org.au | 2021-01-11
Fred Fuentes speaks about contemporary politics in Latin America at the Socialist Alliance national conference on January 9.
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Palestine Prepares for Its First Elections in 15 Years
telesurenglish.net | 2021-01-11
The Palestinian Central Elections Commission (PCEC) on Sunday started technical meetings over preparations for the first Palestinian general elections after a 15-year hiatus. | RELATED: | Palestine to Organize a Peace Conference at the United Nations | The PCEC Chairman Hana Nasser convened an online meeting with the Commission's members in the Gaza Strip to discuss the latest developments of the planned legislative and presidential elections. | During a meeting with Palestinia…
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"One State is a Game Changer"
Ramzy Baroud and Romana Rubeo | dissidentvoice.org | 2021-01-11
As the US ruling elites have fully succumbed to Israel's political discourse on Palestine, the Israeli government of right-wing Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, may feel that it, alone, is capable of determining the future of the Palestinian people. This conclusion is, perhaps, gleaned from Israel's behavior in recent years and months. The expansion of illegal …
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'A Game Changer': Ilan Pappe and Awad Abdelfattah on the One Democratic State Campaign
Ramzy Baroud | mintpressnews.com | 2021-01-11
"It is a game-changer which will force everyone in the region – and in the world – to look very differently at the Palestine Question." –Ilan Pappe…
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Colombia's Antioquia Department Saw Its First Massacre in 2021
telesurenglish.net | 2021-01-11
Colombia's Police Commander Jorge Cabra reported the first massacre of this year in the Antioquia department where three people were killed on Sunday. | RELATED: | Colombia Ends the Year 2020 with 91st Massacre | The massacre occurred in Betania and was attributed to the Gulf Clan gang, which is considered by the Peace and Reconciliation Foundation (PRF) as the largest illegal armed group in the country. | Armed men murdered 23-year-old Jonathan Acevedo, his mother Maria Londoño, and his st…
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Denouncing Republican Evils Isn't Enough
Norman Solomon | indybay.org | 2021-01-11
Demanding progressive policies is essential…
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Detention of Venezuelan Abortion Activist Prompts Continental Pressure Campaign
Paul Dobson | venezuelanalysis.com | 2021-01-11
Vannesa Rosales is facing charges for counselling a pregnant 13-year-old rape victim.
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The UN Convention on War Crimes should be applied to the United States
Eds. | mronline.org | 2021-01-11
Despite the measures taken by the international community to reinforce global security and protect civilians from the relentless increase in the number of armed conflicts, unjustified civilian casualties are not decreasing, and not only in the tinder box that is the Middle East, but also in Asia, Latin America, Africa, and even in Europe.
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War of the (Financial) Worlds
Nomi Prins | zcomm.org | 2021-01-11
Or Let the Markets Go Wild While the People Go Down…
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Only The Chinese Govt And Bankers Benefit From Our Internal Strife
Autonomy | indybay.org | 2021-01-11
We need to make internal peace to avoid being an occupied power…
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Monday 1/11: Pen Pal Scrub the White House Hour
David Giesen | indybay.org | 2021-01-11
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45th Anniversary of UNA saved AIM
Quanah Brightman | indybay.org | 2021-01-11
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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MLK Sacramento Library Golden Anniversary – Farm to Fork Friday
Khibaka, Michael Harris | indybay.org | 2021-01-11
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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Biden Asked To Withdraw ProExecution Garland As AG
Death Penalty Abolition | indybay.org | 2021-01-11
Biden chose for AG Merrick Garland, who as a prosecutor called for the death penalty and was instrumental in the passage of the unconstitutional 96 pro execution law, who denied GTMO prisoner rights, upheld draconian marijuana regulations, denied most prisoner mercy appeals, and paved the way for Citizens United ruling that $ is speech.
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Saturday 1/16: BCAF2021: Black & Brown Comix Arts Virtual Festival San Francisco (1/16)
NORCALMLK & SF Public Library | indybay.org | 2021-01-11
Virtual festival online (FREE)…
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Friday 1/15: Honoring MLK Jr. & Movement to End Poverty Then and Now w/ NUH, NVMA & PPC
National Union of the Homeless, PPC, NVMA | indybay.org | 2021-01-11
Online event via livestream…
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Saturday 2/6: Strike Debt Bay Area Book Group: Re-enchanting the World
Strike Debt Bay Area | indybay.org | 2021-01-11
Online, via Zoom…
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Monday 1/18: ZAP-ATHON Online Action to Cancel Rent and Ban Evictions!
SMC Tenant Council, JDW Tenant Union, others | indybay.org | 2021-01-11
Virtual!
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Sunday 1/17: BCAF2021: Black & Brown Comix Arts Virtual Festival San Francisco (1/17)
NORCALMLK & SF Public Library | indybay.org | 2021-01-11
Virtual festival online (FREE)…
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Join the Worldwide Celebration of Joe Biden and Kamala Harris's Victory
WIT | indybay.org | 2021-01-11
Join the world in the celebration that Trump is no longer is the President of the United States and replaced with Joe Biden.
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àönase a la celebración mundial de la victoria de Joe Biden y Kamala Harris
WIT | indybay.org | 2021-01-11
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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Tuesday 1/12: Bookshop Union Solidarity Rally
Support Bookshop Santa Cruz Union | indybay.org | 2021-01-11
Locust Street & Pacific Avenue, Santa Cruz…
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Newsom's 2021 Budget Doesn't Address Fossil-Fueled Public Health & Climate Crises
Dan Bacher | indybay.org | 2021-01-11
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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Monday 1/18: BCAF2021: Black & Brown Comix Arts Virtual Festival San Francisco (1/18)
NORCALMLK & SF Public Library | indybay.org | 2021-01-11
Virtual festival online (FREE)…
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Monday 1/18: Mass Caravan to Reclaim MLK's Radical Legacy
Anti Police-Terror Project | indybay.org | 2021-01-11
We will meet at the Oakland Port, near Middle Harbor Shoreline Park, and drive in a car caravan to East Oakland. Online stream w/ ASL interpretation will be available.
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Past Time to Remember Thousands Displaced and Left Behind by Hurricanes Laura and Delta
Bill Quigley | commondreams.org | 2021-01-11
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$5,000 Reward Offered for Info on 'TRUMP' Carved Into Florida Manatee's Back
commondreams.org | 2021-01-11
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Former Corrections Officers Petition Acting AG Rosen to Halt Federal Executions
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Education and Civil Rights Groups Send Letter to Biden Education Transition Team, Urging Them to Protect English Learners by Postponing Proficiency Testing
commondreams.org | 2021-01-11
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Delays on Biden's Secretary of State Nominee Put National Security At Risk
commondreams.org | 2021-01-11
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Guant√°namo Advocates Condemn 19th Anniversary of Indefinite Detention
commondreams.org | 2021-01-11
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Muslim Advocates Calls on Facebook's New Civil Rights VP to Ban Trump, Prioritize Anti-Muslim Hate
commondreams.org | 2021-01-11
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PGA Terminates Agreement With Trump, 2022 Championship From Trump Bedminster
commondreams.org | 2021-01-11
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CEPR Publishes Guide to Federal Budget Activism
commondreams.org | 2021-01-11
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Bad Acting Big Oil Corporations Stockpiling Permits Before Trump Goes
commondreams.org | 2021-01-11
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Continued Delays to Confirmation Process of Biden Nominees Are A Threat to National Security and Public Safety
commondreams.org | 2021-01-11
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Justice Democrats Endorses Nina Turner for Congress Based on Record of 'Fighting to Uplift' Working People
Brett Wilkins, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2021-01-11
The Ohio Democrat and former Bernie Sanders campaign advisor "has stood with our progressive movement since day one," said Alexandra Rojas. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
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International Commission of Inquiry to Open Hearings on Racist Police Violence in the US on MLK Day
commondreams.org | 2021-01-11
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350 Action on NYC Mayoral Candidate Scott Stringer Climate Platform
commondreams.org | 2021-01-11
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As 'Dark Stain' of Guant√°namo Begins 20th Year, Groups Demand Biden Close Offshore Prison
Jessica Corbett, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2021-01-11
"Biden must reaffirm his commitment to closure and take the necessary action to accomplish it before we have to mark the 20th anniversary next year," says the Center for Constitutional Rights. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
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Marijuana Legalization Central to Cuomo's State of the State Address
commondreams.org | 2021-01-11
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Rev. Raphael Warnock's Bend-the-Arc Faith Is Precisely What the Senate Needs
John Nichols | thenation.com | 2021-01-11
Rev. Raphael Warnock's Bend-the-Arc Faith Is Precisely What the Senate Needs…
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The GOP's Moral Gap
Peter Kuper | thenation.com | 2021-01-11
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Anne Applebaum and the Crisis of Centrist Politics
David Klion | thenation.com | 2021-01-11
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Acrolein and other toxicant exposures in relation to cardiovascular disease among marijuana and tobacco smokers in a longitudinal cohort of HIV-positive and negative adults
David R. Lorenz, Vikas Misra, Sukrutha Chettimada, Hajime Uno, Lanqing Wang, Benjamin C. Blount, Víctor R. De Jesús, Benjamin B. Gelman, Susan Morgello, Steven M. Wolinsky, Dana Gabuzda | thelancet.com | 2021-01-11
Smoke-related toxicants, including acrylonitrile and acrylamide metabolites, are detectable in exclusive marijuana smokers, but exposures are lower compared with tobacco or dual smokers. Acrolein exposure is increased by tobacco smoking but not exclusive marijuana smoking in HIV+ and HIV- adults, and contributes to cardiovascular disease in tobacco smokers.
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Twitter's ban on Trump will only deepen the US tribal divide
Jonathan Cook | dissidentvoice.org | 2021-01-11
Anyone who believes locking President Donald Trump out of his social media accounts will serve as the first step on the path to healing the political divide in the United States is likely to be in for a bitter disappointment. The flaws in this reasoning need to be peeled away, like the layers of an …
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UN chief calls for 'urgent transition' from fossil fuels to renewable energy
news.un.org | 2021-01-11
Building a global coalition for carbon neutrality by mid-century will be the UN's "central objective", the world body's top official told a conference on climate action on Monday.
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Guterres to seek second five-year term as UN Secretary-General
news.un.org | 2021-01-11
António Guterres confirmed on Monday that he will be seeking a second five-year term as UN Secretary-General, which would begin in January 2022.
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State of the ocean will 'ultimately determine the survival of our species': UN Special Envoy
news.un.org | 2021-01-11
The health of the ocean will ultimately determine the survival of humankind on Earth, according to the UN Special Envoy for the Ocean, Peter Thomson. Marking the opening of the International Decade for Ocean Science, the former top Fijian diplomat and General Assembly president, told UN News that a healthy planet is inextricably linked to a healthy ocean.
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West Africa: Democracy 'a constant process' top UN official tells Security Council
news.un.org | 2021-01-11
While elections are one-time events, "democracy is a constant process of deliberation and consultation" where dialogue provides an "important arena for the building of national consensus", the top UN official in West Africa told the Security Council on Monday.
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Kombucha-inspired microbial mixture lets scientists create 'living materials'
imperial.ac.uk | 2021-01-11
Imperial and MIT researchers have made smart living materials by engineering microbes to detect and react to their environment.
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Kombucha-inspired microbial mixture lets scientists create 'living materials'
imperial.ac.uk | 2021-01-11
Imperial and MIT researchers have made smart living materials by engineering microbes to detect and react to their environment.
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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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Brazilian Lab to Produce Sputnik V for Sale in Latam
telesurenglish.net | 2021-01-11
The Russian Sputnik V vaccine developers informed that a Brazilian laboratory will launch the drug's production and distribution throughout Latin America as of January 15. | RELATED: | No Rush To Vaccinate in Brazil, President Bolsonaro Believes | The Brazilian Chemical Union company confirmed the news by announcing that it will produce 8 million doses per month in the first semester of 2021. | "On Monday, a company delegation will travel to Russia to finish validating the manufac…
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Video: The Great Reset: Dystopian
Zachary Denman | globalresearch.ca | 2021-01-11
The Great Reset had to happen so the cashless society could be brought in and the one world government could be introduced… | With society now in a Police state and a Mandatory Vaccine now in place, Kain is finding refuge …
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You Say You Want A Revolution
Nick Pemberton | counterpunch.org | 2021-01-11
You say you want a revolution Well, you know We all want to change the world You tell me that it's evolution Well, you know We all want to change the world But when you talk about destruction Don't you know that you can count me out — The Beatles We said we wanted a…
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Another Muslim prayer app found to be tracking users' locations: Report
MEE staff | middleeasteye.net | 2021-01-11
Another Muslim prayer app found to be tracking users' locations: Report | Vice's Motherboard reports that Salaat First sold users' data to firm linked to US contractor that works with FBI | MEE staff | Mon, 01/11/2021 – 16: 45 | Salaat First tracks prayer times based on location of user and also shows direction of Holy city of Mecca (MEE/Faisal Edroos) | Another popular Muslim prayer app has been accused of selling users'…
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US begins process to establish consulate in disputed Western Sahara
MEE staff | middleeasteye.net | 2021-01-11
US begins process to establish consulate in disputed Western Sahara | American ambassador to Morocco makes visit to Western Sahara port city of Dakhla | MEE staff | Mon, 01/11/2021 – 15: 29 | The US recognised Rabat's claim to Western Sahara on same day Morocco announced it would normalise ties with Israel (AFP) | The United States ambassador to Morocco began the process of establishing a consulate in the disputed territo…
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UAE open to normalising relations with Turkey, top diplomat says
MEE staff | middleeasteye.net | 2021-01-11
UAE open to normalising relations with Turkey, top diplomat says | Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Anwar Gargash says normalisation deal would 'respect mutual sovereignty', but also calls on Turkey to halt 'support to Muslim Brotherhood' | MEE staff | Mon, 01/11/2021 – 19: 50 | The UAE's foreign affairs minister, Anwar Gargash, said Turkey could 'recalibrate its relations with Arabs' if it were to cut off its 'suppo…
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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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Cedric Robinson, racial capitalism and the return of black radicalism
Eds. | mronline.org | 2021-01-11
The terms "black radicalism" and "racial capitalism" have become buzzwords in the revitalised international discussion about race that has arisen in parallel with the Black Lives Matter movement since 2013.
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Economic Nightmare Shows Need for New Aim and Direction for the Economy
Shawgi Tell | dissidentvoice.org | 2021-01-11
The U.S. labor force participation rate stood at 61.5% in November 2020, the lowest rate in 44 years. According to Investopedia: The labor force participation rate is a measure of an economy's active workforce. The formula for the number is the sum of all workers who are employed or actively seeking employment divided by the …
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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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Las historias ambientales más importantes de 2020
Fabián Capecchi | peoplesworld.org | 2021-01-11
Puede que haya sido un año espantoso, terrible, pero hubo algunos aspectos positivos. øPodemos darle la vuelta al calendario ya? Apenas habíamos terminado enero cuando comenzaron los memes sobre cómo los días parecían semanas y las semanas parecían meses, por toda la Internet. Una pandemia mortal y un cierre internacional, asesinatos policiales de estadounidenses negros, …
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Police attack demonstration commemorating Rosa Luxemburg and Karl Liebknecht in Berlin
Peoples Dispatch | peoplesdispatch.org | 2021-01-11
Police in Berlin tried to disrupt a rally attended by more than 3,000 people in memory of Rosa Luxemburg and Karl Liebknecht who were murdered on January 15, 1919. Protesters were injured due to police violence on Sunday and many were arrested…
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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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UK government figures hide £800 billion hoarded by super-rich
wsws.org | 2021-01-11
The wealthiest one percent owns 23 percent, almost one quarter of the country's aggregate wealth, rather than 18 percent stated by the government.
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Honduras: President JOH Denies Drug Trafficking Accusations
telesurenglish.net | 2021-01-11
Honduras' President Juan Orlando Hernandez (JOH) refuted corruption allegations voiced at a New York Court where he was accused of receiving bribes from drug trafficking networks to allow illicit exports to the U.S. | RELATED: | Ex-President Manuel Zelaya Decries Social Situation in Honduras | The accusations were brought by prosecutors working on investigations against drug trafficker Geovanny Ramirez who was captured in Miami in March 2020. | According to the prosecutors,…
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Ford Announces the Closure of Its Factories in Brazil
telesurenglish.net | 2021-01-11
The measure should impact the company about $ 4.1 billion and affect about 5,000 workers, according to Bloomberg. "We know that these actions are very difficult, but necessary, to create a healthy and sustainable business," Ford President Jim Farley was quoted as saying in a company statement. | RELATED: | Court Prevents Bolsonaro From Confiscating Sao Paulo Supplies | Production will cease "immediately" at the Camacari and Taubaté plants, although they will continue to supply p…
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TRNN's Eddie Conway: Prisoners have power in their own words
Staff | therealnews.com | 2021-01-11
Forty years ago, Eddie Conway spoke to fellow prisoners at the Maryland Penitentiary as part of the "Say Their Own Word" program, which he helped organize as an inmate. A free man now, Conway reflects on the program and the ongoing struggle against the carceral state.
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Faith and the Fight Against Climate Change
Staff | therealnews.com | 2021-01-11
In a society increasingly driven by science and technology, world religions and the communities they inspire remain a rock-solid political force. In this series, faith leaders explore the intersection of religion and the politics of climate change.
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Uganda Beefs up Security in Its Capital City Ahead of Polls
telesurenglish.net | 2021-01-11
Uganda's military and police have stepped up security in and around Kampala ahead of the presidential and parliamentary elections slated for this Thursday. | RELATED: | Uganda to Receive Over 10,000 Displaced From DRC | "The campaign period is coming to an end and we are now proceeding to the next level of voting. We have now upgraded our security and deployed police officers who are being supported by the army," Patrick Onyango, Kampala Metropolitan police spokesperson said. | There a…
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Are You Ready for Total (Ideological) War?
C.J. Hopkins | dissidentvoice.org | 2021-01-11
So, welcome to 2021! If last week was any indication, it is going to be quite an exciting year. It is going to be the year in which GloboCap reminds everyone who is actually in charge and restores "normality" throughout the world, or at least attempts to restore "normality," or the "New Normality," or the …
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Costa Rican Workers Reject "Obstinate" Agreement With IMF
telesurenglish.net | 2021-01-11
Costa Rican National Association of Public and Private Employees (ANEP) negotiations hold on Monday between the government and the International Monetary Fund (IMF) that could lead to severe cuts in public spending and a considerable reduction of the financial help for public workers. | RELATED: | Costa Rica: President's Popularity Plummets as the Year Ends | "There is no need for them to make us deal with social stress from an 'agreement' with the IMF. It is shockingly obstinate f…
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Papal Decree Enables Women to Occupy Higher Posts in the Church
telesurenglish.net | 2021-01-11
He did so through a Motu Proprio modifying canon 230 of the Code of Canon Law, in force since 1972, which restricted access to "suitable male faithful." He explained that this decision "makes the participation of all in the work of evangelization more effective in the Church." | RELATED: | Pope Francis Demands to Reduce Sanctions Against Countries | The decision, published this Monday in the official commentary of the Acta Apostolicae Sedis – the official bulletin of the Holy See -…
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Attack on rally in memory of Rosa Luxemburg and Karl Liebknecht
Peoples Dispatch | peoplesdispatch.org | 2021-01-11
Thousands of communists, youth and antifa groups who hit the streets of Berlin commemorating the martyrdom of Rosa Luxemburg and Karl Liebknecht were brutally repressed by the Berlin police.
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Educators Rank-and-File Safety Committee in US holds first national meeting of 2021
wsws.org | 2021-01-11
The first ERFSC meeting of 2021 was attended by over 150 educators and other workers from across the US and around the globe.
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European Union drops fictional claim that Juan Guaidó is president of Venezuela
Dustin Noga | peoplesworld.org | 2021-01-11
The European Union has de-recognized Juan Guaidó as the "Interim President" of Venezuela as of Wednesday, Jan. 6. The move came after Guaidó lost his position as the head of the Venezuelan National Assembly following December 2020 parliamentary elections. The European Commission declared that this was the will of all EU governments. Commission spokesman Peter …
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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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Venezuela Accuses the US of Backing ExxonMobil in the Essequibo
telesurenglish.net | 2021-01-11
Venezuela's Foreign Affairs Minister Jorge Arreaza on Sunday accused the United States of protecting ExxonMobil in the Essequibo, an area that has been in dispute between his country and Guyana since the 19th century. | RELATED: | The US and Guyana Begin Joint Maritime Patrol Operations | "This is how the U.S. confesses its complicit participation in the conspiracy that intends to seize the territory of Guayana Esequiba from Venezuela. It protects the predatory interests of the tran…
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European Union drops fictional claim that Juan Guaidó is president of Venezuela
Dustin Noga | peoplesworld.org | 2021-01-11
The European Union has de-recognized Juan Guaidó as the "Interim President" of Venezuela as of Wednesday, Jan. 6. The move came after Guaidó lost his position as the head of the Venezuelan National Assembly following the December 2020 parliamentary elections. The European Commission declared that this was the will of all EU governments. Commission spokesman …
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Former police officer pleads guilty to pistol-whipping motorists
Andrew Emett | nationofchange.org | 2021-01-11
"Most police officers honorably serve and uphold their mission to protect the citizens of Michigan, but this is a rare example of an officer who has fallen far below his duty."
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Echo Theater Company offers readings of new plays about sexuality and identity
Special to People's World | peoplesworld.org | 2021-01-11
The Echo Theater Company, dedicated to creating new work for the theater, presents LABFest 2021, a virtual reading festival of three new plays by Brian Otaño, Roger Q. Mason and Christopher Sullivan that were developed in the company's 2020 Playwright's LAB. LABFest takes place with two offerings on Sat., Jan. 16, and one on Sun., …
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The UN to Accelerate Political and Military Dialogue in Libya
telesurenglish.net | 2021-01-11
The United Nations Special Mission for Libya (UNSMIL) will speed up its activity to ensure the ceasefire and promote the formation of a new transitional government and elections in December. | RELATED: | African Unity Leaders To Attempt Reconciliation in Libya | UNSMIL Deputy Head Stephanie Williams will preside over virtual meetings of the Libyan Forum for Political Dialogue (FLDP), an "ad hoc" institution formed by 75 elected officials from all over Libya with whom the UN has been wo…
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Past Time to Remember Thousands Displaced and Left Behind by Hurricanes Laura and Delta
Bill Quigley | dissidentvoice.org | 2021-01-11
Four-and-a-half months after two hurricanes ripped apart Louisiana, tens of thousands of people are still suffering. While the national election has absorbed the attention of the nation, thousands of people are still not back in their homes. Many have had to move a half dozen times. Some are living in tents. It is past time …
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Ahead of Ugandan presidential elections, violence against opposition, journalists continues
Peoples Dispatch | peoplesdispatch.org | 2021-01-11
Due to sustained repression, Bobi Wine, the main challenger to president Yoweri Museveni in the upcoming January 14 election, has appealed to the International Criminal Court to investigate government officials…
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India to Go Ahead with Purchase of Russia S-400 Air Defense System Despite US Sanctions Threat
Press TV | asia-pacificresearch.com | 2021-01-11
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As Enbridge races to build Line 3 Pipeline, resistance ramps up in the courts and on the ground
Dana Drugmand | nationofchange.org | 2021-01-11
Meanwhile, the fight against Line 3 in Minnesota is continuing on the ground as Enbridge plows ahead with construction.
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None dare call it treason
Thomas Magstadt | nationofchange.org | 2021-01-11
What, pray tell, did Roger Marshall manage to do in so short a time?>…
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Syrian Refugees Excluded from Lebanese Labor Market
Hannah McCarthy | counterpunch.org | 2021-01-11
When the civil war broke out in Syria in 2011, many Syrians fled across the western border to Lebanon. Thousands now live in Arsal, a remote town in the Bekaa valley, not far from the Syrian border. Lebanon, a country of 6 million, hosts a large refugee population estimated at 1.5 million. As the economic…
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Google engineers form Communications Workers of America-affiliated union
wsws.org | 2021-01-11
A group of 200 employees have formed a union called the Alphabet Workers Union that is open to all employees and contractors at the parent company of the tech giant Google and is affiliated with the Communications Workers of America of the AFL-CIO.
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Biden Chooses Iran Nuclear Deal Negotiator as His CIA Director
telesurenglish.net | 2021-01-11
After serving as ambassador to Russia, Burns led the Obama administration's negotiations with Iran to reach the historic nuclear deal in 2015. | Burns currently serves as the president of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, an international think-tank. | RELATED: | Pompeo Meets with Biden's Secretary of State Nominee | If confirmed by the Senate, he would be the first career diplomat to serve in…
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Echo Theater Company offers readings of new plays about sexuality and identity
Special to People's World | peoplesworld.org | 2021-01-11
The Echo Theater Company, dedicated to creating new work for the theater, presents LABFest 2021, a virtual reading festival of three new plays by Brian Otaño, Roger Q. Mason, and Christopher Sullivan that were developed in the company's 2020 Playwright's LAB. LABFest takes place with two offerings on Sat., Jan. 16, and one on Sun., …
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Tell Congress to #StopLine3
NationofChange Staff | nationofchange.org | 2021-01-11
Congress must stop the expansion of a dying tar sands industry and #StopLine3 construction immediately.
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Haiti: Opposition Rejects Call for Referendum and Elections
telesurenglish.net | 2021-01-11
Opposition politicians Sunday rejected the announcement by Haiti's Provisional Electoral Committee (CEP) regarding the holding of a Constitutional referendum and general elections to take place this year. | RELATED: | Haiti To Hold Elections and Constitutional Referendum This Year | Haiti in Action party (HA) Coordinator and former Senator Youri Latortue described the electoral process as "unserious" and "absurd" while reiterating the calls on President Jovenel Moise to resig…
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7 ways to make your small business greener
Kristin Herman | nationofchange.org | 2021-01-11
Once you have these new and greener practices down, not only will your office residents thank you for them, but so will the environment.
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Peru: Ex-President Fujimori Sued Over Forced Sterilizations
telesurenglish.net | 2021-01-11
The Peruvian Attorney General's Office on Monday will present charges against former president Alberto Fujimori, his health ministers, and other former officials over the forced sterilizations of thousands of women from 1996 to 2000. | RELATED: | IACHR Meets With Peruvian Victims of Forced Sterilizations | The hearing, which will be presided over by Judge Rafael Martin, will begin at 9h30 local time and will be broadcast on social networks through the Justicia TV account. | The for…
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New Zealand inquiry covers up police dismissal of anti-Muslim threats prior to 2019 terror attack
wsws.org | 2021-01-11
The royal commission accepted all the claims by Australian and New Zealand agencies that they could not have prevented the Christchurch terror attack, and dismissed evidence to the contrary.
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The Mandalorian (Season Two): Indulging nostalgia and setting up even bigger paydays
wsws.org | 2021-01-11
Disney and Lucasfilm aired the second season of their Star Wars television series on Disney Plus at the end of 2020, setting the stage for the launch of several spinoff series to swell the portfolios of their stockholders.
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Boeing 737-500 crashes after takeoff from Jakarta, Indonesia
wsws.org | 2021-01-11
The tragedy coincides with a $2.5 billion legal settlement between Boeing and the US Department of Justice ending a federal criminal investigation stemming from two crashes of Boeing's 737 Max 8 aircraft.
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Communist Party of the Philippines resurrects urban hit squads
wsws.org | 2021-01-11
The CPP's resurrection of Sparrow Units is bound up with its efforts to seek bourgeois allies even as the ruling class as a whole is seeking the means to suppress unrest and secure a firm hold on power.
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House to Consider Resolution Calling on Pence to Declare Trump 'Incapable of Executing Duties'
sputniknews.com | 2021-01-10
Calls for ousting Trump either through invoking the 25th Amendment or by launching a procedure of impeachment have been actively voiced following the US Capitol siege, with lawmakers accusing Trump of inciting the violence.
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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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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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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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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 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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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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Trump Orders to Lower US Flags to Honor Fallen Capitol Police Officers
sputniknews.com | 2021-01-10
WASHINGTON (Sputnik) – US President Donald Trump has ordered to lower US flags at all public buildings in honor of the US Capitol police officers, who died after the storming of the Capitol building.
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Capitol Incident A Dress Rehearsal
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2021-01-10
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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Snowden Warns Against Trump Social Media Ban
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2021-01-10
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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U.S. shouldn't have double standards on weaponized protest movements
Andrew Korybko | thealtworld.com | 2021-01-10
Russian Deputy Envoy to the United Nations Dmitry Polyanskiy made a powerful point on Twitter earlier this week when he asked, "Why do you call storming by protesters of the U.S. Capitol 'domestic terrorism' and similar and much more bloody events in Kiev in 2014 'revolution of dignity'?" | Many remember how America praised the Orange Revolution in Ukraine, which overthrew President Viktor Yanukovich, in the aftermath of a run-off vote. | In fact, not only did the U.S. politically support that infamous governmental reshuffle which forever changed the face of European history by consequently leading to Crimea's…
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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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Erdogan's press office ditches WhatsApp as Ankara urges Turks to use domestic apps in fight against 'digital fascism'
rt.com | 2021-01-10
The media office of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is reportedly shutting down its WhatsApp groups over privacy concerns. The move comes after Ankara called for a nationwide boycott of the Facebook-owned messaging app. | Starting on Monday, the office is switching over to encrypted messaging app BiP, which is developed by Turkish firm Turkcell, Bloomberg reported, citing internal messages posted to the WhatsApp groups. | The decision comes amid growing consternation over WhatsApp's plan to begin sharing personal data with its parent company, Facebook. The policy comes into effect on February 8, and use…
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