Daily Archives: January 14, 2021

2021-01-14: News Headlines

Staff (2021-01-14). Dr. Ali Khan: U.S. Needs to Quickly Ramp Up Vaccinations as COVID Kills Over 4,000 in Single Day. democracynow.org As the United States breaks all records for coronavirus cases, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention warns another 92,000 could die in the next three weeks as complaints grow over the slow distribution of COVID vaccines. Across the country, hospitals are overflowing, and ICU beds are in short supply. In Los Angeles County, an epicenter of the outbreak, a staggering one in three residents has gotten the coronavirus since the start of the pandemic, according to new data. For more on the pandemic, we speak with epidemiologist Dr. Ali Khan, dean of the University of Nebraska Medical Center's College of Publi…

news.un (2021-01-14). Israel: Ensure equal COVID-19 vaccine access to Palestinians — UN Independent experts. news.un.org Israel's "impressive" vaccination programme against the COVID-19 pandemic must include Palestinians under occupation, UN independent human rights experts stressed on Wednesday.

Staff (2021-01-14). Chaotic Vaccine Rollout Leaves Seniors Frustrated and Confused. truthout.org For weeks, doctors' phones have been ringing off the hook with anxious older patients on the other end of the line. | "When can I get a covid-19 vaccine?" these patients want to know. "And where?" | Frustration and confusion are rampant as states and counties begin to offer vaccines to all seniors after giving them first to front-line health care workers and nursing home residents — the groups initially given priority by state and federal authorities. | My 91-year-old mother-in-law, who lives in upst…

Pip Hinman (2021-01-15). Racism in sport and why the media misses the point. greenleft.org.au When Indian cricketers Jasprit Bumrah and Mohammed Siraj reported racist abuse during the recent Sydney test match, Australia's ugly racism hit the headlines again. Sue Bull argues that the big media has an interest in muddying the connection between capitalism and racism.

Liberation Staff (2021-01-14). Capitalism in Crisis: Economics and the Rise of Fascism. liberationnews.org On this week's episode of The Socialist Program's regular segment "Capitalism in Crisis" with Prof. Richard Wolff, we discuss the role played by economic factors in the growth of fascist movements.

Sara Flounders (2021-01-15). Trump coup attempt: U.S. war comes home. workers.org A caustic commentary on U.S. policy that circulated on social media worldwide within 24 hours of the Jan. 6 events at the U.S. Capitol was: "Due to travel restrictions this year, the U.S. had to organize the coup at home." A domestic coup on the U.S. government was indeed . . . |

Colin Todhunter (2021-01-15). Reimagining the World: Agroecology and Post-COVID Plunder. dissidentvoice.org Contingent on World Bank aid to be given to poorer countries in the wake of coronavirus lockdowns, agrifood conglomerates will aim to further expand their influence. These firms have been integral to the consolidation of a global food regime that has emerged in recent decades based on chemical- and proprietary-input-dependent agriculture which incurs massive externalised …

Sara Flounders (2021-01-14). The Pentagon, Corporations and Slave Labor in U.S. Prisons. globalresearch.ca This article was originally published by Workers World on June 11, 2011. | It is not only federal prisons that contract out prison labor to top corporations. State prisons that used forced prison labor in plantations, laundries and highway chain gangs …

Dan Cohen (2021-01-14). Unpacking the Aftermath of Trump's Coup Attempt With Brian Becker. mintpressnews.com Behind The Headline correspondent Dan Cohen is joined by the host of The Socialist Program to discuss what we know about Trump's conspiracy to storm the Capitol on January 6, 2021. They discuss what some sectors of the left are getting wrong, and how to effectively combat the ongoing drift towards right-wing extremism.

F. William Engdahl (2021-01-14). Can China Lead a World Economic Recovery? globalresearch.ca At the beginning of December China's Xi Jinping officially declared that China had eliminated poverty entirely, part of his priority program. Western financial pundits have praised the remarkable economic recovery of China following the severe lockdowns a year go to …

Scott Newman (2021-01-14). Financialization, Fascism and the Jan 6th Riots — with Paul Jay. theanalysis.news Paul Jay is the guest on The Barricade, a news outlet set up by a group of left-oriented activists from around Eastern Europe — Bulgaria, Poland, Slovakia, and Serbia. Paul was asked to provide background on the events in D.C. on Jan 6th.

Andrew Korybko (2021-01-14). China's International Development Cooperation, A Stunning Success. globalresearch.ca One of the most significant chapters in China's newly released white paper concerns its support of developing countries' endogenous growth, which crucially contradicts the US' information warfare narrative that Beijing is laying so-called "debt traps" for its partners. | Xinhua reported …

Peoples Dispatch (2021-01-14). Peruvian health workers embark on an indefinite strike. peoplesdispatch.org The Peruvian Medical Federation (FMP) and ten other health workers unions began an indefinite national strike on January 13. The measure was taken in the absence of an agreement with President Francisco Sagasti's administration on improving the working conditions of healthcare personnel in the face of COVID-19 pandemic. | On the first day of the strike, in the capital city Lima, hundreds of doctors, nurses and health workers held a massive demonstration in front of the health ministry to draw attention towards their legitimate claims and demand their immediate compliance. | The healthcare professionals are demand…

Jens Martens (2021-01-14). 8 points for a global agenda of structural change in the COVID-19 pandemic. indybay.org "We can have democracy or concentration of wealth, not both," said Justice Louis Brandeis, the longest-serving Supreme Court justice,…

Aaron Maté (2021-01-14). UN expert: crippling US sanctions on Syria are illegal and hurting civilians. thegrayzone.com Crippling US sanctions imposed under the Caesar Act are decimating war-ravaged Syrian civilians, are illegal, and should be lifted, the UN Special Rapporteur on sanctions says. An independent United Nations expert is calling on the US to lift its crippling sanctions on Syria. Under the Caesar Act, US sanctions explicitly target Syria's reconstruction in the aftermath of a catastrophic 10-year war. Alena Douhan, the UN Special Rapporteur on the impact of sanctions, says that the US sanctions are illegal and …

_____ (2021-01-14). Report: America's Monopolized Energy Sector And How We Can Fix It. popularresistance.org A new report from the Institute for Local Self-Reliances shows that America's monopoly problem is bigger than you might think. | While last year's Big Tech hearings and House antitrust report spotlighted monopoly abuses at Amazon, Google, and other tech giants, the report from ILSR makes clear that America's monopoly problem has spread into many other sectors of the economy — including the electricity sector. | The report is the latest in a series from ILSR focused on fighting monopoly power throughout several sectors of our economy, including Banking, Broadband, Food and Farming, Pharmacy, Waste and Recycl…

Izabel Santos (2021-01-14). Brazilian state of Amazonas enters the most serious phase of COVID-19. peoplesworld.org Manaus, Amazonas (January 4, 2021) — Amazonas State went into the purple phase of the new coronavirus pandemic, signifying the highest risk. The information was publicized by the director-president of the Health Vigilance Foundation (FVS) of Amazonas, Rosemary Costa Pinto, during a meeting between state representatives and officials of the Federal Ministry of Health. "Our …

news.un (2021-01-14). Ethiopia: Safe access and swift action needed for refugees in Tigray. news.un.org The head of the UN refugee agency (UNHCR) on Wednesday expressed his deep concern over the humanitarian situation in the Tigray region of Ethiopia, including its impact on Eritrean refugees hosted there.

Areeb Ullah (2021-01-14). Bangladeshi maid's family demands death penalty for Saudis accused of her murder. middleeasteye.net Bangladeshi maid's family demands death penalty for Saudis accused of her murder | Three of Abiron Begum Ansar's employers on trial for her killing in rare case into abuse against migrant workers in the kingdom | Thu, 01/14/2021 – 14: 03 | Ansar's family said her body was "unrecognisable" when it was repatriated back to Bangladesh seven months after her murder (Supplied) | The family of a murdered Bangla…

WSWS (2021-01-14). Australia: Victimised Chinese meatworker speaks with the WSWS. wsws.org Benson Wang is a Chinese immigrant meatworker who was allegedly assaulted and subsequently victimised at an abattoir operated by Midfield Group in Warrnambool, Victoria.

imperial.ac.uk (2021-01-14). Pandemic public engagement supported through Rapid Response Seed Fund. imperial.ac.uk In April 2020, the Societal Engagement team launched a Rapid Response Seed Fund to support engagement initiatives during the pandemic.

news.un (2021-01-14). 2020, one of three warmest years on record: World Meteorological Organization. news.un.org The COVID-19 pandemic was not the only long-term crisis the world will remember from 2020. In terms of climate change, the year was also one of the three warmest on record, and rivalled 2016 for the top spot, the UN weather agency said on Wednesday.

Pip Hinman (2021-01-14). Organic food co-op faces closure. greenleft.org.au Pressures from the pandemic mean that the long-running Alfalfa House Community Food Cooperative is facing the prospect of having to close at the end of January, reports Pip Hinman.

WSWS (2021-01-14). Warning that Wall Street bubble may burst. wsws.org Concerns are starting to be voiced that the orgy of speculation, literally feeding off the death and destruction of the pandemic because of the actions of the Fed, could end in a major crash.

WSWS (2021-01-14). Australia: Highly infectious strain of COVID spreads in Queensland hotel quarantine. wsws.org For months, governments have rejected warnings from medical experts that private hotels in the middle of city centres are not equipped to be placed on the frontlines of the pandemic.

WSWS (2021-01-14). Poorest UK schoolchildren sent meagre pandemic food parcels, as contractors reap massive profits. wsws.org Many expressed disgust and denounced the profiteering from poverty during the school closures necessitated by the pandemic…

Walden Bello (2021-01-14). America Has Entered the Weimar Era. counterpunch.org By mid-February 2021, American deaths from COVID-19 may well surpass the country's 405,400 deaths during the Second World War. By around mid-May, more Americans will have died from the virus than during the Civil War, which killed 655,000, and the Spanish flu pandemic of 1918, when 675,000 are estimated to have perished. Yet America's largely

Ricardo Vaz (2021-01-14). Venezuelan Oil Industry Continues to Struggle as Private Sector Set to Play Bigger Role. venezuelanalysis.com The Maduro government is pursuing increased private investment in the oil sector.

Sheren Khalel (2021-01-14). 'Jamal Khashoggi Way': Washington DC may rename Saudi embassy street. middleeasteye.net 'Jamal Khashoggi Way': Washington DC may rename Saudi embassy street | Initiative to rename street began in 2018, but local laws required activists to wait until two years had passed since slain journalist's death | Thu, 01/14/2021 – 21: 32 | Road sign in honour of slain journalist Khashoggi temporarily put up by protesters in front of White House after his death (AFP/file photo) | A member of the…

Staff (2021-01-14). Trump Was Impeached Twice Within the Span It Takes a Giraffe to Gestate a Calf. truthout.org "Trump has instructed aides not to pay [Rudy] Giuliani's legal fees," The Washington Post

Staff (2021-01-14). What to Expect in the Final Days of Trump's Fascist Reign. truthout.org As Trump's reality TV presidency comes to an end, Kelly Hayes and author Sarah Kendzior talk about what to expect in these final days, and what the future might hold. | TRANSCRIPT: | Note: This a rush transcript and has been lightly edited for clarity. Copy may not be in its final form. | Kelly Hayes: Welcome to "Movement Memos," a Truthout podcast about things you should know if you want to change the world. I'm your host, Kelly Hayes. | It's been just over a week since a fascist assault on the Capitol dem…

Staff (2021-01-14). Pompeo Urges US to "Confront" What He Calls the "Iran-al-Qaeda Axis" truthout.org Secretary of State Mike Pompeo made his first appearance before the public since the January 6 Capitol breach to accuse the Iranian government of playing a role in the 9/11 attacks. | While Pompeo conceded that there's no evidence of direct Iranian involvement or "foreknowledge" of the plot, he The secretary of state pointed to reporting w…

Mike Walter (2021-01-14). The Heat: U.S. Impeachment. america.cgtn.com History in the United States as Donald Trump becomes the only president to be impeached twice. There was more drama at the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday, as the House of Representatives voted to hold President Trump accountable for inciting an insurrection just one week ago. …

Alex MacDonald (2021-01-14). Arms campaigners call on UK companies to stop supplying Turkish drone parts. middleeasteye.net Arms campaigners call on UK companies to stop supplying Turkish drone parts | British firms urged not to supply parts to Turkish drone giant Baykar Makina over involvement in Nagorno-Karabakh conflict | Thu, 01/14/2021 – 16: 53 | Bayraktar TB2 drone flying at Gecitkale military airbase near Famagusta in self-proclaimed Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus (TRNC) (AFP) | Rights groups have called…

Akram Al-Waara (2021-01-14). Covid-19: Palestinians still awaiting vaccines as Israel dismisses calls to provide jabs. middleeasteye.net Covid-19: Palestinians still awaiting vaccines as Israel dismisses calls to provide jabs | Palestinian Authority also criticised for failure to secure vaccines and lack of planning on how to administer them | Thu, 01/14/2021 – 11: 11 | PA officials have made statements on who will be given priority when it comes to the vaccine, but have yet to put forward a comprehensive strategy for rolling it…

MEE and agencies (2021-01-14). Covid-19: Israel to vaccinate Palestinian prisoners from next week. middleeasteye.net Covid-19: Israel to vaccinate Palestinian prisoners from next week | Israel's health minister made the announcement after President Reuven Rivlin criticised plans to exclude prisoners from vaccination programme | Thu, 01/14/2021 – 16: 02 | Israel has been criticised for shirking its responsibilities as an occupying power by failing to deliver vaccines to millions of Palestinians living in…

MEE and agencies (2021-01-14). Covid-19: Turkey says more than 250,000 health workers vaccinated so far. middleeasteye.net Covid-19: Turkey says more than 250,000 health workers vaccinated so far | President Recep Tayyip Erdogan receives first dose of Sinovac as Turkey begins vaccinating health workers | Thu, 01/14/2021 – 16: 58 | Turkish President Erdogan receives shot of Sinovac's CoronaVac coronavirus vaccine in Ankara (Reuters) | Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan announced more than 250,000 health wor…

MEE and agencies (2021-01-14). Covid-19: Turkey announces more than 250,000 health workers vaccinated so far. middleeasteye.net Covid-19: Turkey announces more than 250,000 health workers vaccinated so far | President Recep Tayyip Erdogan receives first dose of the Sinovac jab as Turkey begins vaccinating health workers | Thu, 01/14/2021 – 16: 58 | Turkish President Erdogan receives a shot of Sinovac's CoronaVac coronavirus disease (COVID-19) vaccine in Ankara (Reuters) | Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan anno…

Yasmina Allouche (2021-01-14). Morocco: Adnane Bouchouf's killer sentenced to death for rape and murder of child. middleeasteye.net Morocco: Adnane Bouchouf's killer sentenced to death for rape and murder of child | Death of the 11-year-old boy sent shockwaves through the county amid calls for harsher sentences for predators | Thu, 01/14/2021 – 13: 17 | Bouchouf was declared missing by his family on 7 September and his body was discovered four days later buried near his home (Screengrab/Twitter) | The main suspect in t…

Global Research News (2021-01-14). Selected Articles: The History of US and British Support to Mussolini's Fascism. globalresearch.ca By Janine Jackson inte…

The Canary (2021-01-14). 2020 among the top three hottest years on record, rivalling 2016, scientists say. thecanary.co Last year rivalled 2016 for the warmest on record, as global temperatures were measured to be nearly 1.3C hotter than pre-industrial times, scientists have said.Warming: Analysis of international data by the World Meteorological Organisation (WMO) found that 2020 was one of the three warmest years on record, with the trio all falling within the last decade.One of the datasets was UK-based analysis by the Met Office, University of East Anglia (UEA) and the UK National Centre for Atmospheric Science, which said 2020 was the second hottest year on record, averaging around 1.28C above levels seen in the second…

Melvin Goodman (2021-01-14). Bibi and Jonathan Pollard: Two Anti-American Peas in Their Own Pod. counterpunch.org Last month, the New York Times described the hero's welcome in Israel for Jonathan Pollard, who served 30 years in jail for spying for Israel, as "relatively subdued." In view of the fact that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu led this "subdued" reception, it is time to throw some shade on Bibi and Jonathan. After all, the United

Jonathan Cook (2021-01-14). Twitter's ban on Trump will only deepen the U.S. tribal divide. mronline.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.

Colin Todhunter (2021-01-14). Genetic Engineering, Agriculture and Brexit: Treachery in Our Midst. counterpunch.org The UK government has launched its public consultation on the deregulation of gene editing in England. To kick things off, somewhat predictably Environment Secretary George Eustice recently spun a staunch pro-industry line at the Oxford Farming Conference by stating: "Gene editing has the ability to harness the genetic resources that Mother Nature has provided in

Raul Diego (2021-01-14). Escaping the Singularity: Why Artificial Intelligence Will Not Save the Planet. mintpressnews.com The National Artificial Intelligence Initiative Act became law on the first day of 2021, opening a backdoor to America's largest corporations to shield their commercial interests behind the full might of the US government.

Lindsey German (2021-01-14). Marxism and feminism — Marxism and Women's Liberation extract. mronline.org Lindsey German discusses Marxism's contribution to analyzing women's oppression in this extract from Marxism and Women's Liberation…

Special to People's World (2021-01-14). Chicago's HotHouse presents the Havana Jazz Festival, 5 nights of sizzling music. peoplesworld.org Following the July Concert for Cuba, successfully produced by the Chicago-based non-profit arts presenter HotHouse, and viewed by more than 10 million people online, the Institute of Cuban Music invited Marguerite Horberg and Raul Cuza to return and create a special online stream for this year's edition of the iconic Jazz Plaza — The Havana …

Vijay Prashad (2021-01-14). The Country Where Liberty Is a Statue. dissidentvoice.org On 6 January, the world witnessed an interesting spectacle, an assortment of what appeared to be characters from fantasy television shows taking possession of the US Capitol, where the legislature sits.

Gloria Rubac (2021-01-14). Prison officials' crimes mount at Ramsey Unit in Texas. workers.org Houston "I just can't take it anymore," Michael Beck told other prisoners at the W. F. Ramsey Unit state prison, in Rosharon, Texas, 33 miles south of Houston. Then during the first week of January, he wrapped a fan cord around his neck and tied the other end of it . . . |

The Conversation (2021-01-14). Is impeaching President Trump 'pointless revenge'? Not if it sends a message to future presidents. juancole.com By Michael Blake | — A House majority, including 10 Republicans, voted on Jan. 13 to impeach President Trump for "incitement of insurrection." The vote will initiate a trial in the Senate — but that trial will likely not be finished before Trump's term of office comes to an end on Jan. 20. There is …

Nathaniel Chase (2021-01-14). Lessons from Charlottesville: How to fight fascism in 2021. workers.org San Francisco, Jan. 9. The large demonstration of fascist, white-supremacist forces in Washington, D.C., on Jan. 6 brought back memories for this writer of the "Unite the Right" rally in Charlottesville, Va., over three years ago. Aug. 12, 2017, was filled with the most horrible racism and violence and the . . . |

John Wojcik (2021-01-14). Mounting evidence of GOP reps aiding Capitol invasion. peoplesworld.org &nbsp…

Don Fitz (2021-01-14). Two Principles of Racial Equity that Outrage Liberals. dissidentvoice.org The May 25, 2020 murder of George Floyd in Minneapolis sparked a civil rights explosion. It ignited pushes to demilitarize the police, reallocate police over-funding to necessary social services, end economic and power divides, and replace symbols of oppression with recognition of those who have suffered and resisted. In University City, one of the oldest …

Martha Grevatt (2021-01-14). Canadian autoworkers blockade minivan plant. workers.org Members of Unifor Local 444, at FCA's Windsor, Ontario, minivan assembly plant, blockade gates to oppose threats to cut members' jobs. Since Jan. 5, Unifor Local 444 has blockaded the FCA minivan plant in Windsor, Ontario, Canada. Plant workers normally build 830 Chrysler Pacifica vans per day. The blockade of . . . |

Devin C (2021-01-14). Pensacola fights anti-abortion terror. workers.org Occupied Muscogee Creek land — Pensacola, Fla. A group of activists, organizers and those in support of reproductive justice held Dec. 27 and Jan. 2 demonstrations at American Family Planning, a reproductive health clinic that provides abortion. The community gathered to oppose anti-abortion reactionaries, who have been terrorizing clinic workers, . . . |

David Rovics (2021-01-14). Why Does Mayor Ted Wheeler Hate Us So Much? dissidentvoice.org Ôªø Tear Gas Ted is getting Tough On Crime and Anarchy, and I've got some analysis for you. Oregon Public Broadcasting has been giving a lot of play to Mayor Wheeler's latest couple of speeches, where he once again criticized "violent anarchists" for doing terrible things like spray-painting memes on plywood, or breaking the windows …

Sam Marcy (2021-01-14). Fascist violence and the form of the state. workers.org This is an excerpt from Workers World Party co-founder and Chairperson Sam Marcy's "Fascist violence and the form of the state," written shortly after Ronald Reagan's inauguration as U.S. president in 1981. For more, see Marcy's "The Klan and Government: Foes or Allies?" at workers.org/books. [T]he spread of fascist organizations . . . |

Liberation Staff (2021-01-14). National Committee for Justice in Denver formed to defend anti-racist organizers. liberationnews.org Prominent movement leaders from across the country have launched the National Committee for Justice in Denver to demand that authorities drop the charges against anti-racist activists facing decades in prison on false charges filed against them in retaliation for their work demanding justice for Elijah McClain.

Dustin Noga (2021-01-14). China-EU investment deal bypasses U.S., denting Washington plan to isolate Beijing. peoplesworld.org On Dec. 30, 2020, the European Union and China concluded a new landmark investment deal called the Comprehensive Agreement on Investment (CAI). The pact marks a historic level of investment, cooperation, and intermingling of the 27-member bloc's economy with China's. The CAI will replace 26 separate investment agreements previously signed between China and individual member …

Freedom Socialist Party Bay Area (2021-01-14). Sunday 1/17: Pin@y Power: Building Multi-Racial Working-Class Movements. indybay.org Zoom (Registration link in description)…

Peoples Dispatch (2021-01-14). Progressive sections in Netherlands demand rise in minimum wage. peoplesdispatch.org The demand for setting the hourly minimum wage to EUR 14 Euros (USD 17.04) has been highlighted by the Socialist Party (SP), the Federation of Dutch Trade Unions (FNV) and trade union activist forum Voor 14, among others…

_____ (2021-01-14). Tennessee Capital: Group Demands Racial Equality And Medicare For All. popularresistance.org Nashville, TN – A social justice group out of Knoxville, Tennessee made the trek to the State Capitol building on Tuesday, demanding that lawmakers take immediate action on issues like Medicare for all, and the fight for racial equality. This comes on the first day of the legislative session. | Earlier Tuesday afternoon when the demonstration was still happening, the rally organizers said their groups wasn't as big as they had hoped it would be, partly because of what happened at the U.S. Capitol last week. But despite their small numbers, they say their message carried big importance. | "What's that spell? Black…

news.un (2021-01-14). Health experts arrive in Wuhan to investigate COVID-19 origins. news.un.org Members of an international team studying the origins of the virus that causes COVID-19 arrived in Wuhan, China, on Thursday, the head of the World Health Organization (WHO) announced during an expert meeting on the disease.

via Silicon Valley deBug (2021-01-14). Hunger Strike Starts Tonight in Santa Clara County Jail. indybay.org Prisoners of Santa Clara County Main Jail 7B will be standing in protest in the form of a hunger strike beginning tonight challenging their conditions of confinement and cruel and unusual punishment, specifically the jail and medical staff response towards Covid outbreaks in the jail. | The letter below is from the county jail prisoners to the Jail Administration.

Kester Kenn Klomegah (2021-01-14). Review: As Coronavirus Rises Past Three Million, Africa Still Lacks Its Own Vaccine. globalresearch.ca With its large population and fragile health systems, Africa has recorded more than three million Covid-19 cases, still less deadly as compared to other regions in the world, according to the Africa Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC). …

Colin Todhunter (2021-01-14). Agroecology and Post-COVID Plunder. dissidentvoice.org Contingent on World Bank aid to be given to poorer countries in the wake of coronavirus lockdowns, agrifood conglomerates will aim to further expand their influence. These firms have been integral to the consolidation of a global food regime that has emerged in recent decades based on chemical- and proprietary-input-dependent agriculture which incurs massive externalised …

Jon Queally (2021-01-14). Demanding Immediate Action Over 'Empty Promises,' Youth Climate Movement Announces Next Global Strikes. zcomm.org "When your house is on fire," says Greta Thunberg, "you don't wait for 10, 20 years before you call the fire department; you act as soon and as much as you possibly can."

Tracy Keeling (2021-01-14). The Tory government just made a mockery of a second Brexit-related promise. thecanary.co The UK has barely left the EU and already the Tory government has effectively backtracked on two promises it made in relation to Brexit. | Never Bee-lieve a Tory government: | First, it

Juan Cole (2021-01-14). The GOP stood with Trump and against the Legitimacy of Biden: that's how Iraq Split up in 2014. juancole.com Ann Arbor (Informed Comment) — On Wednesday, 197 Republican congressmen refused to impeach him for encouraging thousands of hard Right thugs, some armed, to march on the Capitol and "fight like hell or you won't have a country." These same 197 congressmen were themselves menaced by the invading mobs, who chanted that they wanted to …

Alvaro Huerta (2021-01-14). White Nationalist Barbarians Storm the Gate(s) of the U.S. Capitol. counterpunch.org The white nationalist barbarians, aided and abetted by their Fàºhrer—President Donald J. Trump—stormed and entered the gate(s) at the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday, January 6, 2021. The seditionists include those who brazenly entered the so-called people's house,[1] responsible for death, destruction and mayhem, along with their snowflake leader who suckered them to do so from

Colin Todhunter (2021-01-14). International Support Continues for Protesting Farmers in India. globalresearch.ca On 5 January, British MP Tanmanjeet Singh Dhesi wrote a letter to Boris Johnson urging him to convey to Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi the "heartfelt anxieties" of MPs' constituents (many emanating from Punjab) regarding the treatment of protesting farmers …

Shane Quinn (2021-01-14). The History of US and British Support to Mussolini's Fascism. globalresearch.ca A figure like Benito Mussolini could only have taken power in a nation plagued by severe illness. Italy, a resource poor state, had been virtually bankrupted by expenditure in World War One, with the Liberal-led Italian governments dispensing with more …

Elie Mystal (2021-01-14). There Can Be No 'Unity' With Seditious Republicans. thenation.com There Can Be No 'Unity' With Seditious Republicans…

Dustin Illingworth (2021-01-14). The Pleasures of Shirley Hazzard's Intricate Fictions. thenation.com The Pleasures of Shirley Hazzard's Intricate Fictions…

Sophia Purdy-Moore (2021-01-14). Trump becomes the first US president to be impeached twice. thecanary.co On 13 January, the US House of Representatives voted to <...

Joe Glenton (2021-01-14). Government defeated over child spy law. thecanary.co Peers have forced The amendment put by lady Beeban Kidron passed by 339 votes to 235. It will ban the use of under-18s as informants by organisations like MI5 and the police except in exceptional circumstances. | Speaking ahead of the vote, Kidron told peers: In every other interaction with the criminal justice system we try to remove children from criminal activity, to take them away from harm an…

_____ (2021-01-14). Let's Reject The Violent Vs. Nonviolent Crime Dichotomy. popularresistance.org November's election saw criminal legal system and drug policy reform win big at the polls. Oregon became the first state to decriminalize all drugs, and voters overwhelmingly passed other reforms to drug laws, even in deeply red states like South Dakota. Policing took center stage in the national dialogue. And both the vice president and president-elect in their first addresses to the nation promised to "root out systemic racism" in the criminal legal system. | The people have spoken, and we are on the precipice of a new moment for justice reform. But how we understand the scope of this collective call for change…

Homeless Garden Project (2021-01-14). Monday 1/18: Martin Luther King Jr. Virtual Day of Service at Homeless Garden Project. indybay.org This online event is free and open to the public. Be sure to register here in advance to receive the link: http: //bit.ly/HGPMLKday2021…

imperial.ac.uk (2021-01-14). The National Student Survey 2021 launches at Imperial. imperial.ac.uk Final year undergraduates are asked to rate their experience at Imperial as the 2021 National Student Survey opens for responses.

imperial.ac.uk (2021-01-14). White City's new hoardings showcase Imperial's innovation community. imperial.ac.uk In recent weeks, a series of eye-catching new hoardings have been installed at White City Campus while construction work continues.

news.un (2021-01-14). UN officials fear US terrorist designation will boost spectre of famine in Yemen. news.un.org Senior UN officials have expressed concern over the potential impact of the decision by the United States to designate Yemen's Ansar Allah, more commonly known as the Houthi movement, a terrorist group, the Security Council heard on Thursday.

news.un (2021-01-14). UN officials fear US terrorist designation will hasten famine in Yemen. news.un.org Senior UN officials have expressed concern over the potential impact of the decision by the United States to designate Yemen's Ansar Allah, more commonly known as the Houthi movement, a terrorist group, the Security Council heard on Thursday.

news.un (2021-01-14). Four UN peacekeepers killed, five wounded in attack in Mali. news.un.org Four United Nations peacekeepers in Mali were killed and five others wounded in an attack by unidentified armed elements on Wednesday, the UN mission in the country has said.

news.un (2021-01-14). Step up action and adapt to 'new climate reality', UN environment report urges. news.un.org Though countries have made progress in planning for climate change adaptation, there are significant financing shortfalls in getting them to the stage where they provide real protection against droughts, floods and rising sea levels, a new UN environment report has found.

news.un (2021-01-14). Three UN peacekeepers killed, six wounded in attack in Mali. news.un.org Three United Nations peacekeepers in Mali were killed and six others wounded in an attack on Wednesday, by unidentified armed elements, the UN mission in the country has said.

_____ (2021-01-14). 600 Groups Urge Biden To Impose National Moratorium On Water Shut-offs. popularresistance.org Above photo: Detroit activists march for restoring local democracy and economic justice, and an end to the water shut-offs, July 18, 2014. Victoria Collier. Too many people are struggling to pay their bills, advocates say. The No Shutoffs Coalition on Wednesday presented the incoming Democratic administration with a draft executive order that would instruct the …

_____ (2021-01-14). Former Michigan Governor Rick Snyder Charged In Flint Water Crisis. popularresistance.org Former Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder, who ran the state at the time of the devastating 2014 Flint water scandal, has been charged in the crisis that led to the Legionnaires' disease outbreak that killed 12 people. | Snyder pleaded not guilty Thursday morning to two counts of willful neglect of duty, before a judge set bond at $10,000. | The former governor was ordered to not leave the state ahead of his next date on Tuesday. He faces up to a year in jail and a $1,000 fine. | "We believe there is no evidence to support any criminal charges against Governor Snyder," defense attorney Brian Lennon told The Associated Pre…

_____ (2021-01-14). A Record Of Hawkish Intervention: Biden Picks Samantha Power To Head USAID. popularresistance.org President-elect Joe Biden has selected longtime Democratic insider Samantha Power to lead the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID). "There is simply no one better to ensure our development agenda is a core pillar of our foreign policy," the 78-year-old Delawarean said in a video statement, claiming that, under previous Democratic administrations Power, "fought tirelessly to prioritize human rights." USAID styles itself as a human rights organization, a Washington-sponsored group promoting democracy and development around the world. But if one delves deeper than merely the surface level, the organizat…

_____ (2021-01-14). The Freedom Struggle Is A Labor Struggle, Then And Now. popularresistance.org As we think, again, about the role of organized labor in the long Black freedom struggle, it is worth noting that in India at this very moment 250 million farmers, workers, students and allies have joined in what had been a three-month long protest against the Modi government's neoliberal agricultural policies. | The new parliamentary bills essentially eliminate state-run regulated agricultural markets, and allow direct transactions between farmers and private corporate interests — namely international commodity traders and conglomerates such as Walmart and Cargill. | The new arrangements will destroy small…

Gilbert Mercier (2021-01-14). When Populism Became Fascism. zcomm.org How can this civil war of the digital age, using disinformation and propaganda as its main weapons, be resolved?>

Hannah Ellis-Petersen (2021-01-14). Indian court suspends new agriculture laws after mass protests. zcomm.org Judges order committee to look into grievances, but unions vow further demonstrations until laws repealed…

Roger Harris (2021-01-14). The US Capitol Building Riot and Its Blowback. zcomm.org The Only Thing Scarier than QAnon Is the Reaction to It…

Speak Out Now (2021-01-14). Saturday 1/23: 2021: What Lies Ahead – Their Plans and Ours. indybay.org Online meeting, see website for details…

Anti Police-Terror Project (2021-01-14). Reclaiming the Radical Legacy of Dr. King: APTP to Lead 7th ÔªøÔªøAnnual Weekend of Action. indybay.org Weekend Culminates with King Day Car Caravan from the Port of Oakland to Eastmont Mall to #REfundREstoreREimagine our Communities…

reenvia Red Latina sin fronteras (2021-01-14). ECOlonialismo en Centroamèrica. indybay.org ECOlonialismo: Economà¨a Verde y reconfiguracià≤n de territorialidad en Centroamèrica…

Environment America & 26 partners (2021-01-14). Wednesday 1/13: Climate Emergency: Mass Virtual Town Hall w/ Eco Change Makers from Across USA. indybay.org Online via Zoom or livestream…

Michael Harris (2021-01-14). 50th Anniversary of MLK Library – 'Hidden Archives" within the Sacramento Room Come Alive. indybay.org Dr. King realized the importance to Blacks in America, having been snatched from Africa and having lost our culture and identity, of reclaiming that culture. It is through this process of reclaiming African culture, Dr. King would go on to say, that we will regain our humanity. The Sacramento Room maintains the archives how the MLK Memorial Library was named in his honor established the very night of his assignation in Memphis, Tennessee on April 4, 1968…

Revolution Books (2021-01-14). Sunday 1/17: Andy Worthington on America's Torture Colony: 19 Years of Guantanamo Online Event. indybay.org Revolution Books, 2444 Durant Ave. Berkeley CA 94704…

Keith Wilson (2021-01-14). Wednesday 1/20: I Get Results! Frank Moore for President 2008. indybay.org Cushion Works | 3320 18th Street | San Francisco, CA…

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Legacy Committee (2021-01-14). Friday 1/15: Commemoration of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s Birthday. indybay.org Online Zoom conference | Register here for Zoom link: http: //bit.ly/MLK2021sjpl…

Zach Conti (2021-01-14). Biden Names Transparency Advocate to Top Regulatory Post. indybay.org Gary Gensler, former Wall Street regulator will be President-elect Biden's nominee to head the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), according to Reuters. Gensler will lead the agency created after the 1920's stock market crash to protect investors and enforce stability in the banking system.

One Person One Vote (2021-01-14). How Did Gore Receive At Least 114,000 More Votes Than Bush In Florida In 2000. indybay.org Jeb Bush's voter roll purging, the criminal deceit of the Florida Times Union, police intimidation, barring of precincts etc robbed the American people of our choice in 2000. The disastrous results remain with us at this time.

Martin Baur,Carsten Colombier & Sandra Daguet (2021-01-14). How should our economy grow? indybay.org If, on the other hand, the inequality distribution is reduced via increased spending on education, positive growth effects may result. In addition, too much inequality can destabilize the political system through social unrest, creating great uncertainty for investors, for example with regard to the protection of property rights.[12]…

David Giesen (2021-01-14). Saturday 1/16: Black History Month educators' roundtable: James Baldwin. indybay.org Email info(at)TheCommonsSF.org for a secure conference link.

Poor People's Campaign & Morehouse College (2021-01-14). Thursday 1/28: King 2021 Lecture & Conversation on Racism, Poverty, Militarism & More w/ Justice Leaders. indybay.org Online event…

ANMBEC (2021-01-14). Thursday 1/21: Biden Day One: What's Next For Muslim Communities? indybay.org Online event…

Jeff Ross (2021-01-14). Thursday 2/4: The 23rd IndieFest Opening Night Film: The Book of Vision. indybay.org *VIRTUAL EVENT* | Click Link: sfindiefest2021.eventive.org/welcome

Santa Cruz Food Not Bombs (2021-01-14). Monday 1/18: Martin Luther King Jr Day Concert. indybay.org 301 Front St, Santa Cruz…

People for the American Way (2021-01-14). Thursday 1/14: Unpacking the Insurrection w/ People for the American Way. indybay.org Online event…

Norse, Condotti, and van Keulen (2021-01-14). TRO Extended Another Week; Homeless Removal Squad Seeks More Pretexts. indybay.org Federal Magistrate Susan van Keulen granted a last minute motion from City Attorney Condotti delaying any decision and/or hearing on the San Lorenzo Campground until January 20th, allowing both the SC Homeless Union Survival Supporters and "Save the Grass; Screw the Homeless" attorneys to present more evidence and argument to sweep the park.

Martha Stilson (2021-01-14). Human Rights as a Balm for Turmoil, MLK 2021. indybay.org Right now it is good to remember, "Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.", Martin Luther King.

Jonathan Cook (2021-01-14). Israel is losing the fight to obscure its apartheid character. dissidentvoice.org For more than a decade, a handful of former Israeli politicians and US diplomats identified with what might be termed the "peace process industry" have intermittently warned that, without a two-state solution, Israel is in danger of becoming an "apartheid state". The most notable among them include Ehud Barak and Ehud Olmert, two former Israeli prime …

William Astore (2021-01-14). POW Nation: When Will America Free Itself From War? counterpunch.org "POWs Never Have A Nice Day." That sentiment was captured on a button a friend of mine wore for our fourth grade class photo in 1972. That prisoners of war could never have such a day was reinforced by the sad face on that button. Soon after, American POWs would indeed be released by their

splcenter (2021-01-14). Angry Far-Right Extremists Seek to Overshadow Biden Inauguration, Amid Growing Scrutiny. splcenter.org Facing mounting pressure from law enforcement and obstacles in the form of tech companies pushing fringe websites and prominent social media accounts offline, far-right extremists have embraced a more diffuse, chaotic response to Joe Biden's inauguration than the concentrated mob attack that engulfed the Capitol on Jan. 6.

Mary Miler (2021-01-14). There's nothing vegan about war. nationofchange.org As more and more people rethink their consumption of animal products, it is inevitable that the world's military forces will increasingly use veganism to appear progressive, trendy, and virtuous.

Peoples Dispatch (2021-01-14). Israel steps up regional aggression, carries out air raids in Syria, violates Lebanese air space. peoplesdispatch.org According to the reports Israel's attacks in Syria were aided by information provided by US intelligence agencies. Israel has also been carrying out low altitude flights across the Lebanese air space in the last few days prompting Lebanon to file a complaint in the UNSC…

Peoples Dispatch (2021-01-14). Donald Trump is impeached again. peoplesdispatch.org Donald Trump became the first US president to be impeached twice with the House of Representatives passing the motion by a 232-197 margin. The motion charges the president with "incitement of insurrection" over his role in the Capitol riot last week…

Humane Society International (2021-01-14). Campaigners Call for Closure of EU's Wildlife Trafficking Loopholes and Criminalisation of Wildlife Smuggling, to End "Stolen Wildlife" Crisis. globalresearch.ca Animal protection campaigners have called for the urgent closure of gaping loopholes in EU wildlife trade regulations that fail to prevent the trafficking of protected wild species. | At

Pepe Escobar (2021-01-14). 9/11 Was the Prelude. 1/6 Is the Holy Grail. globalresearch.ca Whether civil war is coming will depend on the degree of stoicism prevalent among the Deplorable multitudes. | I hear the sons of the city and dispossessed | Get down, get undressed | Get pretty but you and me | We got the kingdom, …

James C. Nelson (2021-01-14). No Proof, No Evidence, No Truth. counterpunch.org Our local newspaper here in Helena, Montana recently carried a lengthy report on the echoes in Montana of the claims that led to the January 6, 2020, U.S. Capitol insurrection.[1] Among others, the paper provided statements from state legislators confirming their belief that the 2020 presidential election was rigged and was replete with fraud. These

Dr. Rudolf Hà§nsel (2021-01-14). Ich rebelliere, also bin ich! globalresearch.ca Der Mensch vermag es nur dann, sich zu seiner vollen Grà∂àüe aufzurichten, wenn er sich den Anordnungen der Macht nicht beugt, sondern kraft seiner inneren Befreiung dagegen aufbegehrt. Zahlreiche Psychologen dieser Tage — aber auch schon vor der Corona-Krise — …

James M. Dorsey (2021-01-14). Looming Large: The Middle East Braces for Fallout of US—China Divide. asia-pacificresearch.com

Michael T. Hertz (2021-01-14). How to have a happy humanity. nationofchange.org I am sure that we could solve worldwide issues of poverty, climate change, and health. Our efforts involving happiness should be made with respect to all peoples everywhere.

Peoples Dispatch (2021-01-14). Hundreds take to the streets in Belgium demanding justice for Ibrahima Barrie. peoplesdispatch.org 23-year-old Ibrahima Barrie, a Black man, died following a heart attack he suffered while in police custody in Brussels. According to reports, more than five people were injured in the protests and close to 120 people were arrested…

Edd Gent (2021-01-14). The Government Is Serious About Creating Mind-Controlled Weapons. globalresearch.ca Selected excerpts from the Live Science Article published in May 2019. | DARPA, the Department of Defense's research arm, is paying scientists to invent ways to instantly read soldiers' minds using …

Andrew Emett (2021-01-14). 2 Virginia police officers arrested for participating in Capitol riots. nationofchange.org "At this point, it's a criminal matter and have to allow the authorities to prosecute their case as they see fit."

Dr. Gary G. Kohls (2021-01-14). On Being Sane in Insane Places. globalresearch.ca This article was originally published by Duluth Reader in September 2010, updated on January 11, 2021 | In 1973, Dr. D. L. Rosenhan, a professor of psychology and law at Stanford University, published a ground-breaking psychiatric study in the January 19 …

John Steppling (2021-01-14). Anteroom of Our Own Extinction. dissidentvoice.org If you want to deprive citizens of freedom of movement, freedom of assembly and the right to family life, there should be written reasons. They ask the department why they can hardly find such anywhere since the intervention was introduced in March. It is a mystery that hardly any Norwegian journalists have thought of asking …

Karen Conner (2021-01-14). Family Benefits in US Fall Further Behind. cepr.net The New York Times recently noted that South Korea would be "offering monthly allowances of 300,000 won, or about $274, for every newborn and infant up to the age of 1 starting in 2022. Expectant couples would get a 2 million won cash bonus starting next year, along with increased medical and other benefits." South …

Matthew Ehret-Kump (2021-01-14). History of Economic Thought: John Maynard Keynes and the Battle for Bretton Woods. globalresearch.ca Under the Keynesian takeover of Bretton Woods Trans-Atlantic nations became increasingly dominated by bloated bureaucratic systems while plans for genuine development were undermined, Matthew Ehret writes. | *** | It is as if the battle lines of civil war have been drawn …

WSWS (2021-01-14). August Wilson's Ma Rainey's Black Bottom on Netflix: The blues is "life's way of talking" wsws.org Strong performances and thrilling music power this engaging adaptation of August Wilson's 1984 play.

Stephen Lendman (2021-01-13). Britain to Issue Vaccine Passports. globalresearch.ca According to the London Telegraph, UK vaccine passports "could be rolled out across the UK" if Boris Johnson's "trial" run goes as planned. | Biometrics firm iProov and cybersecurity firm Mvine developed a digital passport for the trial in two …

David Swanson (2021-01-13). Restoring the Threat of Impeachment for Future Office Holders. zcomm.org It matters because a precedent has to be set for presidents who try to overturn elections through fraudulent actions, dishonest demagoguery, and the instigation of violence…

_____ (2021-01-13). An Apology For A Massacre. popularresistance.org Greensborough, NC – Public accountability for their actions often awaits evildoers who hurt people. For many who spilled onto the streets in a mood of relief, jubilation and celebration at the election news of a soon-to-be outgoing president, a day of reckoning for the nation had come. Only weeks earlier, a Southern city cautiously enacted its overdue moral reckoning with an apology for a massacre. The Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King's famous proclamation, "the arc of the moral universe is long, but it bends towards justice," is an applicable lens for these events. | On November 3, 1979, in Greensboro, North Carolina…

Pip Hinman (2021-01-13). Sri Lankan state demolishes genocide monument. greenleft.org.au Sri Lankan soldiers and police demolished a monument at Jaffna University to mark the massacre of Tamils at Mullivaikkal in 2009, reports Chris Slee.

Andrew Korybko (2021-01-13). What's the Future of Afghanistan After Trump? US Troops Replaced by Private Military Contractors? globalresearch.ca Biden's Foreign Policy | Many questions are swirling about President-Elect Biden's foreign policy upon his impending inauguration next week, but one of the most relevant for all of Eurasia is what his stance will be towards the US' seemingly never-ending War …

Max Blumenthal (2021-01-13). Chaos agent: Right-wing blames US Capitol riot on notorious instigator banished by Black Lives Matter. thegrayzone.com John Sullivan was at the front of the Trumpist mob in the Capitol, egging it on as he recorded the rampage. The far-right is pointing to him as proof of Antifa's role in the riot. But leftist activists call him a dangerous provocateur and have banished him. The most dramatic footage to emerge from the far-right storming of the US Capitol on January 6 depicted the lethal shooting of Ashli Babbit, a pro-Trump activist and military veteran, by a Capitol …

Paul Antonopoulos (2021-01-13). Saudi-led Embargoes Against Qatar Failed. globalresearch.ca 2021 began with a historic decision in the Middle East as Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates (UAE), Bahrain and Egypt decided to end their diplomatic and economic embargo against Qatar. The decision to end the embargo, that has been …

Anya Parampil (2021-01-13). Stop the Steal takeover exposes fragility of U.S. empire. thegrayzone.com Red Lines host Anya Parampil speaks with Brian Becker, host of The Socialist Program, about the implications of the recent Stop the Steal riot in Washington D.C. By Anya Parampil Becker analyzes direct coordination between rioters and the police and explains why he believes the Biden Era could be one of political instability in the United States. He also discusses the launch of his new podcast, The Socialist Program.

news.un (2021-01-13). Insecurity and bureaucracy hampering aid to Ethiopia's Tigray region. news.un.org Nearly three months after the start of conflict in Ethiopia's Tigray region, hundreds of thousands of people have yet to receive assistance, the United Nations reported on Wednesday, citing information from its humanitarian coordination agency, OCHA.

Ramzy Baroud (2021-01-13). Covid-19 under Apartheid: How Israel Manipulates Suffering of Palestinians. dissidentvoice.org Israel's decision to exclude Palestinians from its COVID-19 vaccination campaign may have surprised many. Even by Israel's poor humanitarian standards, denying Palestinians access to life-saving medication seems extremely callous. Amnesty International, among many organizations, condemned the Israeli government's decision to bar Palestinians from receiving the vaccine. The rights group described the Israeli action as evidence …

Binoy Kampmark (2021-01-13). Julian Assange, WikiLeaks and Australia's Complicity. dissidentvoice.org Australia's Foreign Minister, Marise Payne, said little in the statement from her department, which was a good thing, as it might have been dangerously useful. The finding of a UK court on whether Julian Assange would be extradited to the United States was made "on the grounds of his mental health and consequent suicide risk." …

South Front (2021-01-13). Video: Mysterious Aircraft Pound Turkish Oil Smugglers in Syria. US Supply Convoys Are Blown Up in Iraq. globalresearch.ca The first month of 2021 was marked by a new round of violence in Syria. The situation was especially complicated in Greater Idlib, northern Aleppo and in the central desert. | On January 8, ISIS terrorists launched a large attack on …

Dr. Jack Rasmus (2021-01-13). US Unemployed Rising, Evictions, Mortgages Crisis Brewing, Small Business Collapsing: Economic Consequences of a 2nd 'Mitigation' Bill. globalresearch.ca As of mid-December 2020 the US economy has begun showing increasing signs of an exceptionally weak 4th quarter, October-December, growth. After having collapsed -10.5% in the March-June 2020 period, followed by a partial 'rebound' (not sustained recovery) in the 3rd …

RT (2021-01-13). 'Stay at home': Portuguese PM announces new lockdown after record Covid-19 death and infection rates. rt.com Portugal's Prime Minister António Costa urged people to stay at home as he announced on Wednesday that the country would enter another national lockdown following record rates of Covid-19 deaths and new cases. | "We are at the most dangerous moment [of the pandemic]. The rule is simple: all of us should stay home," Costa told reporters during a briefing at the Ajuda Palace in Lisbon. | On Wednesday, the Portuguese authorities reported a record daily increase of 156 deaths, taking total fatalities to 8,236, which Costa said was "not acceptable." | The country also recorded a further 10,556 new Covid-19 infectio…

RT (2021-01-13). A long goodbye? Russian expert says pandemic will be over by summer, but Covid-19 here to stay as seasonal virus. rt.com The coronavirus pandemic in Russia could begin fading away by summer, one of the country's top scientists has said. According to him, infections and deaths should tail off as more and more people develop protective antibodies. | Albert Rizvanov, the Director of the Center for Precision and Regenerative Medicine at Kazan Federal University, told TASS on Wednesday that, whereas the end of widespread infection might be in sight, society would have to learn to live with an evolving virus for years to come. | "There are seasonal diseases that usually die out in late spring and early summer," the academic said. He a…

RT (2021-01-13). No mask, no money? HSBC warns UK customers they could FORFEIT their accounts if they don't obey pandemic rules. rt.com UK customers who refuse to wear masks inside HSBC branches will be refused service and may have their accounts closed, the bank says. The threat was not well-received, particularly given HSBC's criminal history. | HSBC customers who enter a branch bare-faced without a medical exemption could forfeit their money, a spokesperson told UK tabloid

news.un (2021-01-13). Fewer protections, lower wages, and higher health risks: Homeworking in the COVID era. news.un.org The UN's labour agency (ILO) called on Wednesday for greater recognition and protection for the hundreds of millions of people who work from home, accounting for almost eight per cent of the global workforce even before the COVID-19 pandemic.

_____ (2021-01-13). War Of The (Financial) Worlds. popularresistance.org 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 never return; that the poorest among us, who can withstand such acute economic hardship the least, have been slammed the hardest; and that the global economy has been kneecapped, thanks to a battery of lockdowns, shutdowns, restrictions of various sorts, and health-relat…

WSWS (2021-01-13). UK Educators Rank-and-File Safety Committee warns of packed schools amid an escalating pandemic and third lockdown. wsws.org The first Educators Rank-and-File Safety Committee meeting of this year met after Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced a third lockdown, after being faced with the threat of mass walkouts and boycotts by educators and parents that could spread to other sections of workers.

teleSUR (2021-01-13). IlO Urges Governments To Protect Homeworkers. telesurenglish.net The International Labor Organization (ILO) urged governments on Thursday to protect homeworkers as figures have risen alarmingly amid the COVID-19 pandemic. It is estimated that one in five people has had to work from home worldwide during the first half of 2020. | RELATED: | The ILO points out that homeworkers "are usually worse off than those who work outside the home, even in higher-skilled professions" as they have…

Dr. Jeff Masters (2021-01-13). The Top 10 Weather and Climate Events of a Record-setting Year. globalresearch.ca Calendar year 2020 was an extreme and abnormal year, in so many ways. The global coronavirus pandemic altered people's lives around the world, as did extreme weather and climate events. Let's review the year's top 10 such events. | . ….

WSWS (2021-01-13). Bangladesh pandemic cases surpass half a million, with over 7,810 deaths. wsws.org Prime Minister Hasina boasts about helping the poor as hunger deepens across the country.

WSWS (2021-01-13). Berlin, Germany transport worker dies of COVID-19. wsws.org The Berlin Transport Company's pandemic policy, which endangers the lives and health of workers, is supported by the Berlin Senate consisting of the SPD, the Greens and the Left Party.

WSWS (2021-01-13). California hospitals ration oxygen as COVID-19 death toll surpasses 30,000. wsws.org More than one in ten of the total number of COVID-19 deaths in California since the beginning of the pandemic took place in just the last week, at a rate of almost 500 per day.

teleSUR (2021-01-13). PAHO: Latam Reports Highest Contagion Figures Since March. telesurenglish.net The Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) revealed on Wednesday that the region is facing the highest contagion rate since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, as 2.5 million cases were reported last week alone. | RELATED: | "Virtually every country in the Americas is seeing an acceleration in the virus's spread," the organization warned in a statement. This, as the new COVID-19 mutation, has been identified in six cou…

Karen Conner (2021-01-13). A Big Jump In Gas Prices Pushes Overall CPI Up 0.4 Percent In December. cepr.net (This is a compilation of Dean Baker's quick-take analysis over Twitter. Follow @DeanBaker13 on Twitter to get his quick-take analysis of government data immediately upon release.) The pandemic has led to a real flip in price trends. Rent, medical care, and education had been sectors with higher inflation. This is no longer the case; now food and cars …

Manuela Solé (2021-01-13). Venezuela: Maduro Blasts Sanctions, Sets Sights on Economic Recovery. venezuelanalysis.com Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro presented his annual address to the new National Assembly…

RT (2021-01-13). Estonian prime minister resigns amid corruption scandal, citing loss of public confidence in government. rt.com Juri Ratas, the Prime Minister of Estonia, announced on Wednesday that he will stand down from the role amid a row over state-backed loans and government contracts, which were allegedly offered to political donors. | In a Facebook post, Ratas said that he "made a value-based decision to resign from office over the situation." However, he argued that an investigation launched by Tallinn's public prosecutor's office did not, by itself, imply that he or his colleagues had acted "in an illegal way." But he added, "in such a situation, it seems only right that I give myself a chance to shine light on the circumstan…

RT (2021-01-13). Australian scientists urge pause on deployment of AstraZeneca vaccine over efficacy concerns, suggest Pfizer or Moderna instead. rt.com Scientists in Australia have called for a halt to the rollout of the AstraZeneca vaccine, claiming recent data has cast doubt on the inoculation's ability to create herd immunity. | The scientists pointed to data from a study A larg…

RT (2021-01-13). Google admits experimentally blocking some Australian news sites from searches as row over paying outlets for content gains steam. rt.com Internet users can't find the latest Aussie news on searches as outlets say Google is flexing its muscles against the country's senate's proposed code that would make it pay media for news. | For days now, some internet users have been wondering why Google searches have omitted the latest updates from Sydney Morning Herald, the Daily Telegraph and other Australian news sites. Now the tech giant has admitted that it is carrying out an "experiment," tweaking its closely guarded algorithm — and only old links are being displayed. | "We're currently running a few experiments that will each reach about one per…

RT (2021-01-13). 'Perfect storm': WHO warns second year of fighting Covid-19 could be 'even tougher' than the first. rt.com Ongoing transmission dynamics show the world needs to brace for an even tougher year of fighting Covid-19, the World Health Organization (WHO) has warned, while the disease has turned into the "perfect storm" in Europe and the US. | "We are going into a second year of this, it could even be tougher given the transmission dynamics and some of the issues that we are seeing," WHO's Health Emergencies chief, Mike Ryan, said during a Q&A session broadcast Following a drop in new cases reported over the…

RT (2021-01-13). 'High protein content': Insects set to crawl their way onto Europeans' plates as EU regulator rules MEALWORMS are SAFE to eat. rt.com Europeans are a step closer to finding all sorts of creepy crawlies on the menu as the EU Food Safety Agency (EFSA) has officially deemed the first such species — a yellow mealworm, to be specific — safe to eat. | The development means that people buying pasta, burgers and even biscuits in a store somewhere in Europe might soon find out that their food is made of mealworms, thoroughly dried and ground into powder, while those of a more adventurous nature may be able to buy a baggie of whole dried insects as a snack. | Such possibilities are about to open up following the decision by the European fo…

Staff (2021-01-13). "Empowering Law Enforcement Is Not the Solution" Says Former FBI Agent. truthout.org In their first press briefing since the deadly fascist mob attack on the Capitol on January 6, FBI and Department of Justice (DOJ) officials The FBI's Washington Bureau field office assistant director, Steve D'Antuono, said at a news conference that his office has opened 170 case files, and that agents have…

Staff (2021-01-13). McConnell Urged to Confirm His Support for Impeachment by Starting Senate Trial. truthout.org In the wake of "If the reports are true,…

Staff (2021-01-13). As COVID Surges in LA, Indigenous Communities Fight to Preserve Life and Culture. truthout.org As Los Angeles County reports record COVID-19 infections, overflowing hospitals and record death tolls, we look at how Indigenous communities there are among the hardest hit in working-class neighborhoods, where many are essential workers. "Indigenous people, we don't have the privilege to stay home and not go to work," says Odilia Romero, co-founder and executive director of Indigenous Communities in Leadership, or CIELO, an Indigenous women-led nonprofit organization in Los Angeles. Romero…

Anand Naidoo (2021-01-13). The Heat: U.S. & whistleblowers. america.cgtn.com Julian Assange's extradition to the U.S. was denied by a British judge, but his legal ordeal is far from over. We will take a look at how governments are dealing with whistleblowers.

Zecharias Zelalem (2021-01-13). Ethiopia conflict: Outrage over damage to Tigray mosque. middleeasteye.net Ethiopia conflict: Outrage over damage to Tigray mosque | Details of the damage inflicted on the al-Nejashi mosque – believed to be one of the oldest mosques in Africa – took weeks to emerge | Wed, 01/13/2021 – 14: 48 | Images emerged on 1 January showing damage reportedly inflicted on the seventh-century al-Nejashi mosque in November in Ethiopia's Tigray region (Supplied) | The conflic…

MEE staff (2021-01-13). Rights group calls on US Muslims to be 'extra vigilant' in wake of Capitol riot. middleeasteye.net Rights group calls on US Muslims to be 'extra vigilant' in wake of Capitol riot | Council on American-Islamic Relations says threat posed by far-right white supremacist violence is high and Muslims may be targets | Wed, 01/13/2021 – 21: 17 | CAIR urges mosques and other Islamic institutions to take measures outlined in its safety booklet (AFP) | A leading Muslim-American civil rights and advocacy group urged M…

MEE and agencies (2021-01-13). Covid-19: Jordan urges participation as vaccination programme begins. middleeasteye.net Covid-19: Jordan urges participation as vaccination programme begins | Amman aims to vaccinate at least 20-25 percent of population, but only 200,000 have signed up so far | Wed, 01/13/2021 – 14: 32 | Citizens over 60 will be given priority for the vaccine but officials have said many have not signed up for the shot (Reuters) | Jordan began a programme on Wednesday to innoculate one in fou…

Aseel Jundi (2021-01-13). Palestinians of Jerusalem protect their land against Israel's bulldozers and arbitrary laws. middleeasteye.net Palestinians of Jerusalem protect their land against Israel's bulldozers and arbitrary laws | Residents of Wadi al-Rababa say they have papers proving ownership dating back to Ottoman days, as they clash with Israeli forces called in to support crews razing their land | Wed, 01/13/2021 – 09: 59 | Shadi al-Samrin surveys the damage done to his family's land (MEE/Aseel Jundi) | The Palestinians of Wa…

Yasmina Allouche (2021-01-13). Tunisian MPs begin hunger strike over violence in parliament. middleeasteye.net Tunisian MPs begin hunger strike over violence in parliament | Brawl during session on women's issues left MP Samia Abbou unconscious | Wed, 01/13/2021 – 12: 03 | Samia Abbou was allegedly attacked by members of the al-Karama coalition during the parliamentary brawl (AFP) | Four Tunisian MPs have begun a hunger strike in protest against a brawl in parliament that left one of them unconscio…

Aseel Jundi (2021-01-13). 'Until my last breath': Palestinians of Jerusalem defend land against Israel's bulldozers. middleeasteye.net 'Until my last breath': Palestinians of Jerusalem defend land against Israel's bulldozers | Residents of Wadi al-Rababa say they have papers proving ownership dating back to Ottoman days, as they clash with Israeli forces called in to support crews razing their land | Wed, 01/13/2021 – 09: 59 | Shadi al-Samrin surveys the damage done to his family's land (MEE/Aseel Jundi) | The Palestinians of Wadi…

MEE staff (2021-01-13). Progressive Jewish groups oppose codifying IHRA antisemitism definition into US law. middleeasteye.net Progressive Jewish groups oppose codifying IHRA antisemitism definition into US law | Ten groups warn that IHRA definition is being wrongly used against those who 'oppose the Israeli occupation of Palestinian territory' | Wed, 01/13/2021 – 17: 58 | Protesters from multiple Palestinian rights organisations demonstrate outside White House on 15 September in Washington (AFP/File photo) | Almost a dozen pro-Israel…

The Canary (2021-01-13). Refugee describes 'unbearable' conditions at Kent military barracks. thecanary.co A refugee living at a military barracks in Kent has said conditions are "unbearable", with 34 people sharing one shower.There have been reports of suicide attempts at Napier Barracks, near Folkestone, which the Home Office is using to house asylum seekers including people who have crossed the Channel in small boats.Dozens of residents gathered outside the barbed wire-topped fence on Tuesday chanting "freedom" and waving banners.Many are on hunger strike and sleeping outside despite the cold nights in protest at conditions in the camp.The Government said it takes the wellbeing of asylum seekers "extremely seriousl…

Ramzy Baroud, Romana Rubeo (2021-01-13). 'One State is a Game Changer': A Conversation with Ilan Pappe and Awad Abdelfattah on the One Democratic State Campaign. counterpunch.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

Staff (2021-01-13). As COVID Surges in L.A., Hard-Hit Indigenous Communities Fight to Preserve Life, Culture & Language. democracynow.org As Los Angeles County reports record COVID-19 infections, overflowing hospitals and record death tolls, we look at how Indigenous communities there are among the hardest hit in working-class neighborhoods, where many are essential workers. "Indigenous people, we don't have the privilege to stay home and not go to work," says Odilia Romero, co-founder and executive director of Indigenous Communities in Leadership, or CIELO, an Indigenous women-led nonprofit organization in Los Angeles. Romero also laments "the loss of knowledge" that comes with the devastation of COVID-19. "Some of the elders have passed away, and…

Staff (2021-01-13). "American Abyss": Fascism Historian Tim Snyder on Trump's Coup Attempt, Impeachment & What's Next. democracynow.org As the House votes to impeach President Trump, the FBI warns there could be a repeat of the violent insurrection he encouraged on January 6, with Trump loyalists planning to hold armed protests nationwide ahead of Joe Biden's inauguration. We speak with Timothy Snyder, a historian of fascism, who says the riot at the U.S. Capitol was "completely and utterly predictable" given President Trump's record of stoking extremism and undermining democratic institutions. "The American republic is hanging by a thread because the president of the United States has sought to use violence to stay in power and essentially to ov…

Steve Topple (2021-01-13). There's a backlash against posties. We need to support them. thecanary.co Postal workers are facing a backlash from some members of the public. This is because people's post has been delayed. But is it the fault of Royal Mail staff? Umm, no. | Postal problems: | The Guardian

Kenneth Surin (2021-01-13). The UK's Brexit-and-Covid Languors. counterpunch.org The UK has been in a protracted capitalist crisis since the collapse of…

Yanis Iqbal (2021-01-13). American capitalism's endless military drive. mronline.org The U.S. Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) has announced that weapons exports have risen by 2.8% to $175 billion in 2020. In their annual briefing on U.S. arms sales, the Pentagon and State Department cold-bloodedly described this increase as an "accomplishment."

Editor (2021-01-13). No fascist coup! Fight back with workers' power. workers.org Workers World Party makes this statement on the events of Jan. 6. The coup attempt on January 6 in Washington, D.C., and the mobilization of a fascist mob numbering in the tens of thousands, must be viewed with the utmost seriousness. While the attack took the form . . . |

Mirinda Crissman (2021-01-13). Pro-Palestine teenagers defy Israeli military. workers.org Sixty Israeli teenagers signed an open letter on Jan. 5 explaining their refusal to be conscripted into the Israeli Defense Force. They were rejecting the violent occupation and destruction of Palestinian lives and land by the state of Israel. Conscientious objectors to Israeli military duty at an anti-annexation protest in . . . |

Lee Camp (2021-01-13). Lee Camp: America Condemns One Violent Mob While Celebrating Another. mintpressnews.com Washington DC (

Linn Washington Jr. (2021-01-13). Africans See U.S. Ugly That America Ignores. counterpunch.org Like many across the African continent and around the world, noted author Patrick Gathara had "an epiphany" about America after President Donald Trump delivered an incendiary speech on January 6, 2021 that incited a violent mob attack on the U.S. Capitol. When that mob invaded the Capitol building members of the Congress, the Senate and

Hajira Asghar (2021-01-13). Pompeo's Iran/al-Qaeda delusion. liberationnews.org The incoherence and hypocrisy of Pompeo's claims, which were supported by no evidence, are laid bare upon basic examination of the history of al-Qaeda in relation to both the United States and Iran.

Eds. (2021-01-13). The Rosenberg Orphans and the power of radical history. mronline.org Orphaned after their parents were executed for espionage, the story of the Rosenberg boys is one all Americans should know.

Editor (2021-01-13). Declaración del Workers World Party/Partido Mundo Obrero. workers.org Miércoles 6 de enero — El intento de golpe de Estado hoy en Washington, D.C., y la movilización de una turba fascista de decenas de miles, deben ser vistos con la mayor seriedad. Si bien el ataque tomó la forma de un asalto al edificio del Capitolio de EE. UU., . . . |

Mike Garrity (2021-01-13). Alliance for the Wild Rockies Sues Over Impacts on Grizzlies from Widespread Illegal Motorized Use on National Forests. counterpunch.org The Alliance for the Wild Rockies filed a lawsuit in federal district court on Friday over impacts to threatened grizzly bears from widespread illegal road use across the Helena-Lewis & Clark National Forest in Montana. Illegal motorized use includes motorized use on "closed" roads by driving around gates or barriers or ripping them out, as

Michael Biesecker, Michael Kunzelman (2021-01-13). Who was behind the invasion of the Capitol? peoplesworld.org Editor's note: The AP report that follows shows that it was well-off businessmen, longtime GOP donors, and people with money who formed the backbone of the fascist invasion of the Capitol last week. They worked hand in hand with the white supremacists and far-right militants attacking democracy that day. WASHINGTON — They came from across …

Devin Cole (2021-01-13). Building an Inside-led prison abolition movement. workers.org On Jan. 5, Devin Cole spoke with Free Alabama Movement co-founder and freedom fighter Bennu Hannibal Ra Sun about the economic side of the ongoing 30-day Economic Blackout and Alabama prison strike in January, the growth of social media and prison abolition, and what it will take to build a . . . |

David Rosen (2021-01-13). Sen. Josh Hawley: The Face of New American Fascism? counterpunch.org "No one other than President Donald Trump himself is more responsible for Wednesday's [January 6th] coup attempt at the U.S. Capitol than one Joshua David Hawley, the 41-year-old junior senator from Missouri, who put out a fundraising appeal while the siege was underway." So opens the Kansas City Star's coverage of January 6th storming of

William J. Astore (2021-01-13). We're all POWs Now: When Will America Free Itself From War? juancole.com ( Tomdispatch.com) — "POWs Never Have A Nice Day." That sentiment was captured on a button a friend of mine wore for our fourth grade class photo in 1972. That prisoners of war could never have such a day was reinforced by the sad face on that button. Soon after, American POWs would indeed be …

Bill Quigley (2021-01-13). Past Time to Remember Thousands Displaced and Left Behind by Hurricanes Laura and Delta. counterpunch.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

Roger Harris (2021-01-13). The Only Thing Scarier than QAnon Is the Reaction to It. counterpunch.org The right-wing demonstration turned violent riot at the US Capitol on January 6 was a spectacle, complete with Confederate flags and a QAnon shaman in red-white-and-blue face paint. The Venezuelan government stated: "With this unfortunate episode, the United States is experiencing what it has generated in other countries with its policies of aggression." Some half

Ian Sinclair (2021-01-13). How advertising fuels the climate crisis. peoplesworld.org With the climate crisis likely to be high on the political agenda this year — Britain is hosting the next round of United Nations climate talks in November — a new publication from the New Weather Institute think tank and the climate action charity Possible is well timed. The report, Advertising's Role in Climate and …

John Marciano (2021-01-13). A renaissance fighter for freedom, justice, and peace. mronline.org Released in 2019 on the 100th anniversary of Paul Robeson's graduation from Rutgers University, Ballad of an American, brings Robeson's creative and powerful historical presence to life through a striking graphic text and excellent afterword.

Vincent Emanuele (2021-01-13). Building Global Labor Solidarity. counterpunch.org I'm not a labor historian, but I grew up in a long-time union household that instilled a strong sense of working-class values. For most of my adult life, I've thought about labor unions, how they could better organize, and how those of us not organizing on the shop floor could aid such efforts. Indeed, there's

Vijay Prashad (2021-01-13). How a lawbreaking international coalition failed to overthrow Venezuela's government. mronline.org On January 5, 2021, the newly elected National Assembly took its seats in Venezuela's capital. That day the Lima Group released a statement most of its members signed saying that they did not recognize the legality of the assembly.

Peoples Dispatch (2021-01-13). US indigenous group files lawsuit to stop approval for planned copper mine. peoplesdispatch.org The Apache people in the state of Arizona have been fighting against a planned copper mine in Oak Flat by the controversial company Rio Tinto…

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Covid-19: Palestinians still awaiting vaccines as Israel dismisses calls to provide jabs
Akram Al-Waara | middleeasteye.net | 2021-01-14
Covid-19: Palestinians still awaiting vaccines as Israel dismisses calls to provide jabs | Palestinian Authority also criticised for failure to secure vaccines and lack of planning on how to administer them | Akram Al-Waara | Thu, 01/14/2021 – 11: 11 | PA officials have made statements on who will be given priority when it comes to the vaccine, but have yet to put forward a comprehensive strategy for rolling it…
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Dr. Ali Khan: U.S. Needs to Quickly Ramp Up Vaccinations as COVID Kills Over 4,000 in Single Day
Staff | democracynow.org | 2021-01-14
As the United States breaks all records for coronavirus cases, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention warns another 92,000 could die in the next three weeks as complaints grow over the slow distribution of COVID vaccines. Across the country, hospitals are overflowing, and ICU beds are in short supply. In Los Angeles County, an epicenter of the outbreak, a staggering one in three residents has gotten the coronavirus since the start of the pandemic, according to new data. For more on the pandemic, we speak with epidemiologist Dr. Ali Khan, dean of the University of Nebraska Medical Center's College of Publi…
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Chaotic Vaccine Rollout Leaves Seniors Frustrated and Confused
Staff | truthout.org | 2021-01-14
For weeks, doctors' phones have been ringing off the hook with anxious older patients on the other end of the line. | "When can I get a covid-19 vaccine?" these patients want to know. "And where?" | Frustration and confusion are rampant as states and counties begin to offer vaccines to all seniors after giving them first to front-line health care workers and nursing home residents — the groups initially given priority by state and federal authorities. | My 91-year-old mother-in-law, who lives in upst…
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Bury Me Furious
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Israel: Ensure equal COVID-19 vaccine access to Palestinians — UN Independent experts
news.un.org | 2021-01-14
Israel's "impressive" vaccination programme against the COVID-19 pandemic must include Palestinians under occupation, UN independent human rights experts stressed on Wednesday.
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Covid-19: Turkey announces more than 250,000 health workers vaccinated so far
MEE and agencies | middleeasteye.net | 2021-01-14
Covid-19: Turkey announces more than 250,000 health workers vaccinated so far | President Recep Tayyip Erdogan receives first dose of the Sinovac jab as Turkey begins vaccinating health workers | MEE and agencies | Thu, 01/14/2021 – 16: 58 | Turkish President Erdogan receives a shot of Sinovac's CoronaVac coronavirus disease (COVID-19) vaccine in Ankara (Reuters) | Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan anno…
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Covid-19: Israel to vaccinate Palestinian prisoners from next week
MEE and agencies | middleeasteye.net | 2021-01-14
Covid-19: Israel to vaccinate Palestinian prisoners from next week | Israel's health minister made the announcement after President Reuven Rivlin criticised plans to exclude prisoners from vaccination programme | MEE and agencies | Thu, 01/14/2021 – 16: 02 | Israel has been criticised for shirking its responsibilities as an occupying power by failing to deliver vaccines to millions of Palestinians living in…
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Covid-19: Turkey says more than 250,000 health workers vaccinated so far
MEE and agencies | middleeasteye.net | 2021-01-14
Covid-19: Turkey says more than 250,000 health workers vaccinated so far | President Recep Tayyip Erdogan receives first dose of Sinovac as Turkey begins vaccinating health workers | MEE and agencies | Thu, 01/14/2021 – 16: 58 | Turkish President Erdogan receives shot of Sinovac's CoronaVac coronavirus vaccine in Ankara (Reuters) | Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan announced more than 250,000 health wor…
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Review: As Coronavirus Rises Past Three Million, Africa Still Lacks Its Own Vaccine
Kester Kenn Klomegah | globalresearch.ca | 2021-01-14
With its large population and fragile health systems, Africa has recorded more than three million Covid-19 cases, still less deadly as compared to other regions in the world, according to the Africa Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC). …
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Capitalism in Crisis: Economics and the Rise of Fascism
Liberation Staff | liberationnews.org | 2021-01-14
On this week's episode of The Socialist Program's regular segment "Capitalism in Crisis" with Prof. Richard Wolff, we discuss the role played by economic factors in the growth of fascist movements.
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Trump coup attempt: U.S. war comes home
Sara Flounders | workers.org | 2021-01-15
A caustic commentary on U.S. policy that circulated on social media worldwide within 24 hours of the Jan. 6 events at the U.S. Capitol was: "Due to travel restrictions this year, the U.S. had to organize the coup at home." A domestic coup on the U.S. government was indeed . . . | Continue reading Trump coup attempt: U.S. war comes home at Workers.org
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Reimagining the World: Agroecology and Post-COVID Plunder
Colin Todhunter | dissidentvoice.org | 2021-01-15
Contingent on World Bank aid to be given to poorer countries in the wake of coronavirus lockdowns, agrifood conglomerates will aim to further expand their influence. These firms have been integral to the consolidation of a global food regime that has emerged in recent decades based on chemical- and proprietary-input-dependent agriculture which incurs massive externalised …
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PDF of January 14 issue
Workers World Party | workers.org | 2021-01-15
Download the 12-page PDF. Special Coverage: Resisting White Supremacy No fascist coup! Fight back with workers' power Georgia grassroots victory; Marcy on violence and the state; Threat of fascism remains; Black Lives Matter and 'democracy'; 'Fraudulent' elections; as imperialist ploy; Charlottesville's how-to lessons; Fascists, the FBI — and legislators; Capitol . . . | Continue reading PDF of January 14 issue at Workers.org
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Covid-19 under Apartheid
Ramzy Baroud | zcomm.org | 2021-01-14
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UN expert: crippling US sanctions on Syria are illegal and hurting civilians
Aaron Maté | thegrayzone.com | 2021-01-14
Crippling US sanctions imposed under the Caesar Act are decimating war-ravaged Syrian civilians, are illegal, and should be lifted, the UN Special Rapporteur on sanctions says. An independent United Nations expert is calling on the US to lift its crippling sanctions on Syria. Under the Caesar Act, US sanctions explicitly target Syria's reconstruction in the aftermath of a catastrophic 10-year war. Alena Douhan, the UN Special Rapporteur on the impact of sanctions, says that the US sanctions are illegal and …
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Ethiopia: Safe access and swift action needed for refugees in Tigray
news.un.org | 2021-01-14
The head of the UN refugee agency (UNHCR) on Wednesday expressed his deep concern over the humanitarian situation in the Tigray region of Ethiopia, including its impact on Eritrean refugees hosted there.
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The Country Where Liberty Is a Statue
Vijay Prashad | zcomm.org | 2021-01-14
The global reaction to the events of 6 January shows that the authority of the United States is greatly dented…
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The Country Where Liberty Is a Statue
Vijay Prashad | dissidentvoice.org | 2021-01-14
On 6 January, the world witnessed an interesting spectacle, an assortment of what appeared to be characters from fantasy television shows taking possession of the US Capitol, where the legislature sits.
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Demanding Immediate Action Over 'Empty Promises,' Youth Climate Movement Announces Next Global Strikes
Jon Queally | zcomm.org | 2021-01-14
"When your house is on fire," says Greta Thunberg, "you don't wait for 10, 20 years before you call the fire department; you act as soon and as much as you possibly can."
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Tennessee Capital: Group Demands Racial Equality And Medicare For All
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2021-01-14
Nashville, TN – A social justice group out of Knoxville, Tennessee made the trek to the State Capitol building on Tuesday, demanding that lawmakers take immediate action on issues like Medicare for all, and the fight for racial equality. This comes on the first day of the legislative session. | Earlier Tuesday afternoon when the demonstration was still happening, the rally organizers said their groups wasn't as big as they had hoped it would be, partly because of what happened at the U.S. Capitol last week. But despite their small numbers, they say their message carried big importance. | "What's that spell? Black…
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Peruvian health workers embark on an indefinite strike
Peoples Dispatch | peoplesdispatch.org | 2021-01-14
The Peruvian Medical Federation (FMP) and ten other health workers unions began an indefinite national strike on January 13. The measure was taken in the absence of an agreement with President Francisco Sagasti's administration on improving the working conditions of healthcare personnel in the face of COVID-19 pandemic. | On the first day of the strike, in the capital city Lima, hundreds of doctors, nurses and health workers held a massive demonstration in front of the health ministry to draw attention towards their legitimate claims and demand their immediate compliance. | The healthcare professionals are demand…
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The Pentagon, Corporations and Slave Labor in U.S. Prisons
Sara Flounders | globalresearch.ca | 2021-01-14
This article was originally published by Workers World on June 11, 2011. | It is not only federal prisons that contract out prison labor to top corporations. State prisons that used forced prison labor in plantations, laundries and highway chain gangs …
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The Tory government just made a mockery of a second Brexit-related promise
Tracy Keeling | thecanary.co | 2021-01-14
The UK has barely left the EU and already the Tory government has effectively backtracked on two promises it made in relation to Brexit. | Never Bee-lieve a Tory government: | First, it authorised the use of neonicotinoids in England within days of leaving the bloc. There's an EU-wide ban on the pesticides, with a mec…
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Report: America's Monopolized Energy Sector And How We Can Fix It
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2021-01-14
A new report from the Institute for Local Self-Reliances shows that America's monopoly problem is bigger than you might think. | While last year's Big Tech hearings and House antitrust report spotlighted monopoly abuses at Amazon, Google, and other tech giants, the report from ILSR makes clear that America's monopoly problem has spread into many other sectors of the economy — including the electricity sector. | The report is the latest in a series from ILSR focused on fighting monopoly power throughout several sectors of our economy, including Banking, Broadband, Food and Farming, Pharmacy, Waste and Recycl…
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Brazilian state of Amazonas enters the most serious phase of COVID-19
Izabel Santos | peoplesworld.org | 2021-01-14
Manaus, Amazonas (January 4, 2021) — Amazonas State went into the purple phase of the new coronavirus pandemic, signifying the highest risk. The information was publicized by the director-president of the Health Vigilance Foundation (FVS) of Amazonas, Rosemary Costa Pinto, during a meeting between state representatives and officials of the Federal Ministry of Health. "Our …
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Can China Lead a World Economic Recovery?
F. William Engdahl | globalresearch.ca | 2021-01-14
At the beginning of December China's Xi Jinping officially declared that China had eliminated poverty entirely, part of his priority program. Western financial pundits have praised the remarkable economic recovery of China following the severe lockdowns a year go to …
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2020, one of three warmest years on record: World Meteorological Organization
news.un.org | 2021-01-14
The COVID-19 pandemic was not the only long-term crisis the world will remember from 2020. In terms of climate change, the year was also one of the three warmest on record, and rivalled 2016 for the top spot, the UN weather agency said on Wednesday.
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Health experts arrive in Wuhan to investigate COVID-19 origins
news.un.org | 2021-01-14
Members of an international team studying the origins of the virus that causes COVID-19 arrived in Wuhan, China, on Thursday, the head of the World Health Organization (WHO) announced during an expert meeting on the disease.
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8 points for a global agenda of structural change in the COVID-19 pandemic
Jens Martens | indybay.org | 2021-01-14
"We can have democracy or concentration of wealth, not both," said Justice Louis Brandeis, the longest-serving Supreme Court justice,…
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Hunger Strike Starts Tonight in Santa Clara County Jail
via Silicon Valley deBug | indybay.org | 2021-01-14
Prisoners of Santa Clara County Main Jail 7B will be standing in protest in the form of a hunger strike beginning tonight challenging their conditions of confinement and cruel and unusual punishment, specifically the jail and medical staff response towards Covid outbreaks in the jail. | The letter below is from the county jail prisoners to the Jail Administration.
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Agroecology and Post-COVID Plunder
Colin Todhunter | dissidentvoice.org | 2021-01-14
Contingent on World Bank aid to be given to poorer countries in the wake of coronavirus lockdowns, agrifood conglomerates will aim to further expand their influence. These firms have been integral to the consolidation of a global food regime that has emerged in recent decades based on chemical- and proprietary-input-dependent agriculture which incurs massive externalised …
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Australia: Highly infectious strain of COVID spreads in Queensland hotel quarantine
wsws.org | 2021-01-14
For months, governments have rejected warnings from medical experts that private hotels in the middle of city centres are not equipped to be placed on the frontlines of the pandemic.
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America Has Entered the Weimar Era
Walden Bello | counterpunch.org | 2021-01-14
By mid-February 2021, American deaths from COVID-19 may well surpass the country's 405,400 deaths during the Second World War. By around mid-May, more Americans will have died from the virus than during the Civil War, which killed 655,000, and the Spanish flu pandemic of 1918, when 675,000 are estimated to have perished. Yet America's largely…
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Sunday 1/17: Pin@y Power: Building Multi-Racial Working-Class Movements
Freedom Socialist Party Bay Area | indybay.org | 2021-01-14
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Progressive sections in Netherlands demand rise in minimum wage
Peoples Dispatch | peoplesdispatch.org | 2021-01-14
The demand for setting the hourly minimum wage to EUR 14 Euros (USD 17.04) has been highlighted by the Socialist Party (SP), the Federation of Dutch Trade Unions (FNV) and trade union activist forum Voor 14, among others…
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Unpacking the Aftermath of Trump's Coup Attempt With Brian Becker
Dan Cohen | mintpressnews.com | 2021-01-14
Behind The Headline correspondent Dan Cohen is joined by the host of The Socialist Program to discuss what we know about Trump's conspiracy to storm the Capitol on January 6, 2021. They discuss what some sectors of the left are getting wrong, and how to effectively combat the ongoing drift towards right-wing extremism.
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Unpacking the Aftermath of Trump's Coup Attempt With Brian Becker
Dan Cohen | mintpressnews.com | 2021-01-14
Dan Cohen is joined by Brian Becker, a longtime activist and host of The Socialist Program, to discuss the January 6 insurrection at the Capitol, the conspiracy showing it was actually a coup attempt, what some on the left have gotten wrong, and how to resist the rising fascist drift.
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Arms campaigners call on UK companies to stop supplying Turkish drone parts
Alex MacDonald | middleeasteye.net | 2021-01-14
Arms campaigners call on UK companies to stop supplying Turkish drone parts | British firms urged not to supply parts to Turkish drone giant Baykar Makina over involvement in Nagorno-Karabakh conflict | Alex MacDonald | Thu, 01/14/2021 – 16: 53 | Bayraktar TB2 drone flying at Gecitkale military airbase near Famagusta in self-proclaimed Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus (TRNC) (AFP) | Rights groups have called…
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Financialization, Fascism and the Jan 6th Riots — with Paul Jay
Scott Newman | theanalysis.news | 2021-01-14
Paul Jay is the guest on The Barricade, a news outlet set up by a group of left-oriented activists from around Eastern Europe — Bulgaria, Poland, Slovakia, and Serbia. Paul was asked to provide background on the events in D.C. on Jan 6th.
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Marxism and feminism — Marxism and Women's Liberation extract
Lindsey German | mronline.org | 2021-01-14
Lindsey German discusses Marxism's contribution to analyzing women's oppression in this extract from Marxism and Women's Liberation…
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Venezuelan Oil Industry Continues to Struggle as Private Sector Set to Play Bigger Role
Ricardo Vaz | venezuelanalysis.com | 2021-01-14
The Maduro government is pursuing increased private investment in the oil sector.
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Escaping the Singularity: Why Artificial Intelligence Will Not Save the Planet
Raul Diego | mintpressnews.com | 2021-01-14
The National Artificial Intelligence Initiative Act became law on the first day of 2021, opening a backdoor to America's largest corporations to shield their commercial interests behind the full might of the US government.
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No One Is Listening: A Country Divided Against Itself
Philip Giraldi | globalresearch.ca | 2021-01-14
The U.S. may morph into two nations with the increasingly impoverished helot "deplorables" under the heel of the empowered social justice warriors. | In a recent article Catholic University professor Claes G. Ryn wrote | "Few people are really open to persuasion …
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Organic food co-op faces closure
Pip Hinman | greenleft.org.au | 2021-01-14
Pressures from the pandemic mean that the long-running Alfalfa House Community Food Cooperative is facing the prospect of having to close at the end of January, reports Pip Hinman.
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Pandemic public engagement supported through Rapid Response Seed Fund
imperial.ac.uk | 2021-01-14
In April 2020, the Societal Engagement team launched a Rapid Response Seed Fund to support engagement initiatives during the pandemic.
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DSA's Moment of Truth
Shamus Cooke | zcomm.org | 2021-01-14
In a pandemic people deserve and are demanding bold action, and DSA must help lead these efforts rather than stymie them…
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On the picket line
Marie Kelly | workers.org | 2021-01-14
Year of the Nurse The World Health Organization designated 2020 as the Year of the Nurse and the Midwife. That January hospital administrators surely planned to deliver their standard "angel of mercy" platitudes and pizza parties to commemorate. Then the pandemic happened, and the Year of the Nurse turned . . . | Continue reading On the picket line at Workers.org
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Poorest UK schoolchildren sent meagre pandemic food parcels, as contractors reap massive profits
wsws.org | 2021-01-14
Many expressed disgust and denounced the profiteering from poverty during the school closures necessitated by the pandemic…
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Warning that Wall Street bubble may burst
wsws.org | 2021-01-14
Concerns are starting to be voiced that the orgy of speculation, literally feeding off the death and destruction of the pandemic because of the actions of the Fed, could end in a major crash.
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Bangladeshi maid's family demands death penalty for Saudis accused of her murder
Areeb Ullah | middleeasteye.net | 2021-01-14
Bangladeshi maid's family demands death penalty for Saudis accused of her murder | Three of Abiron Begum Ansar's employers on trial for her killing in rare case into abuse against migrant workers in the kingdom | Areeb Ullah | Thu, 01/14/2021 – 14: 03 | Ansar's family said her body was "unrecognisable" when it was repatriated back to Bangladesh seven months after her murder (Supplied) | The family of a murdered Bangla…
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Australia: Victimised Chinese meatworker speaks with the WSWS
wsws.org | 2021-01-14
Benson Wang is a Chinese immigrant meatworker who was allegedly assaulted and subsequently victimised at an abattoir operated by Midfield Group in Warrnambool, Victoria.
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The GOP stood with Trump and against the Legitimacy of Biden: that's how Iraq Split up in 2014
Juan Cole | juancole.com | 2021-01-14
Ann Arbor (Informed Comment) — On Wednesday, 197 Republican congressmen refusing to impeach him for encouraging thousands of hard Right thugs, some armed, to march on the Capitol and "fight like hell or you won't have a country." These same 197 congressmen were themselves menaced by the invading mobs, who chanted that they wanted to …
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The GOP stood with Trump and against the Legitimacy of Biden: that's how Iraq Split up in 2014
Juan Cole | juancole.com | 2021-01-14
Ann Arbor (Informed Comment) — On Wednesday, 197 Republican congressmen refused to impeach him for encouraging thousands of hard Right thugs, some armed, to march on the Capitol and "fight like hell or you won't have a country." These same 197 congressmen were themselves menaced by the invading mobs, who chanted that they wanted to …
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China's International Development Cooperation, A Stunning Success
Andrew Korybko | globalresearch.ca | 2021-01-14
One of the most significant chapters in China's newly released white paper concerns its support of developing countries' endogenous growth, which crucially contradicts the US' information warfare narrative that Beijing is laying so-called "debt traps" for its partners. | Xinhua reported | …
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International Support Continues for Protesting Farmers in India
Colin Todhunter | globalresearch.ca | 2021-01-14
On 5 January, British MP Tanmanjeet Singh Dhesi wrote a letter to Boris Johnson urging him to convey to Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi the "heartfelt anxieties" of MPs' constituents (many emanating from Punjab) regarding the treatment of protesting farmers | …
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What to Expect in the Final Days of Trump's Fascist Reign
Staff | truthout.org | 2021-01-14
As Trump's reality TV presidency comes to an end, Kelly Hayes and author Sarah Kendzior talk about what to expect in these final days, and what the future might hold. | TRANSCRIPT: | Note: This a rush transcript and has been lightly edited for clarity. Copy may not be in its final form. | Kelly Hayes: Welcome to "Movement Memos," a Truthout podcast about things you should know if you want to change the world. I'm your host, Kelly Hayes. | It's been just over a week since a fascist assault on the Capitol dem…
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Trump Was Impeached Twice Within the Span It Takes a Giraffe to Gestate a Calf
Staff | truthout.org | 2021-01-14
"Trump has instructed aides not to pay [Rudy] Giuliani's legal fees," The Washington Post reported this morning. Talk about returning to form; a lifetime of screwing contractors interrupted by five garbage years in politics is getting back to the business of screwing contractors. If anyone needed a vivid indicator that "President Donald Trump" will shor…
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Pompeo Urges US to "Confront" What He Calls the "Iran-al-Qaeda Axis"
Staff | truthout.org | 2021-01-14
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo made his first appearance before the public since the January 6 Capitol breach to accuse the Iranian government of playing a role in the 9/11 attacks. | While Pompeo conceded that there's no evidence of direct Iranian involvement or "foreknowledge" of the plot, he claimed on Tuesday that the 9/11 hijackers' travel pattern bolstered evidence of an "Iran-al-Qaeda axis." | The secretary of state pointed to reporting w…
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2020 among the top three hottest years on record, rivalling 2016, scientists say
The Canary | thecanary.co | 2021-01-14
Last year rivalled 2016 for the warmest on record, as global temperatures were measured to be nearly 1.3C hotter than pre-industrial times, scientists have said.Warming: Analysis of international data by the World Meteorological Organisation (WMO) found that 2020 was one of the three warmest years on record, with the trio all falling within the last decade.One of the datasets was UK-based analysis by the Met Office, University of East Anglia (UEA) and the UK National Centre for Atmospheric Science, which said 2020 was the second hottest year on record, averaging around 1.28C above levels seen in the second…
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Government defeated over child spy law
Joe Glenton | thecanary.co | 2021-01-14
Peers have forced through an amendment to the spycops bill to curtail the use of child spies by the police and security services. | The amendment put by lady Beeban Kidron passed by 339 votes to 235. It will ban the use of under-18s as informants by organisations like MI5 and the police except in exceptional circumstances. | Speaking ahead of the vote, Kidron told peers: In every other interaction with the criminal justice system we try to remove children from criminal activity, to take them away from harm an…
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The National Student Survey 2021 launches at Imperial
imperial.ac.uk | 2021-01-14
Final year undergraduates are asked to rate their experience at Imperial as the 2021 National Student Survey opens for responses.
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White City's new hoardings showcase Imperial's innovation community
imperial.ac.uk | 2021-01-14
In recent weeks, a series of eye-catching new hoardings have been installed at White City Campus while construction work continues.
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White Nationalist Barbarians Storm the Gate(s) of the U.S. Capitol
Alvaro Huerta | counterpunch.org | 2021-01-14
The white nationalist barbarians, aided and abetted by their Fàºhrer–President Donald J. Trump–stormed and entered the gate(s) at the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday, January 6, 2021. The seditionists include those who brazenly entered the so-called people's house,[1] responsible for death, destruction and mayhem, along with their snowflake leader who suckered them to do so from…
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There Can Be No 'Unity' With Seditious Republicans
Elie Mystal | thenation.com | 2021-01-14
There Can Be No 'Unity' With Seditious Republicans…
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The Pleasures of Shirley Hazzard's Intricate Fictions
Dustin Illingworth | thenation.com | 2021-01-14
The Pleasures of Shirley Hazzard's Intricate Fictions…
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We Can Do It!
Hooked Hands | thenation.com | 2021-01-14
We Can Do It!
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The Capitol, Fortified
Andrew McCormick | thenation.com | 2021-01-14
The Capitol, Fortified…
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Israel is losing the fight to obscure its apartheid character
Jonathan Cook | dissidentvoice.org | 2021-01-14
For more than a decade, a handful of former Israeli politicians and US diplomats identified with what might be termed the "peace process industry" have intermittently warned that, without a two-state solution, Israel is in danger of becoming an "apartheid state". The most notable among them include Ehud Barak and Ehud Olmert, two former Israeli prime …
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Twitter's ban on Trump will only deepen the U.S. tribal divide
Jonathan Cook | mronline.org | 2021-01-14
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.
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Three UN peacekeepers killed, six wounded in attack in Mali
news.un.org | 2021-01-14
Three United Nations peacekeepers in Mali were killed and six others wounded in an attack on Wednesday, by unidentified armed elements, the UN mission in the country has said.
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Four UN peacekeepers killed, five wounded in attack in Mali
news.un.org | 2021-01-14
Four United Nations peacekeepers in Mali were killed and five others wounded in an attack by unidentified armed elements on Wednesday, the UN mission in the country has said.
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Step up action and adapt to 'new climate reality', UN environment report urges
news.un.org | 2021-01-14
Though countries have made progress in planning for climate change adaptation, there are significant financing shortfalls in getting them to the stage where they provide real protection against droughts, floods and rising sea levels, a new UN environment report has found.
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UN officials fear US terrorist designation will hasten famine in Yemen
news.un.org | 2021-01-14
Senior UN officials have expressed concern over the potential impact of the decision by the United States to designate Yemen's Ansar Allah, more commonly known as the Houthi movement, a terrorist group, the Security Council heard on Thursday.
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UN officials fear US terrorist designation will boost spectre of famine in Yemen
news.un.org | 2021-01-14
Senior UN officials have expressed concern over the potential impact of the decision by the United States to designate Yemen's Ansar Allah, more commonly known as the Houthi movement, a terrorist group, the Security Council heard on Thursday.
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'Jamal Khashoggi Way': Washington DC may rename Saudi embassy street
Sheren Khalel | middleeasteye.net | 2021-01-14
'Jamal Khashoggi Way': Washington DC may rename Saudi embassy street | Initiative to rename street began in 2018, but local laws required activists to wait until two years had passed since slain journalist's death | Sheren Khalel | Thu, 01/14/2021 – 21: 32 | Road sign in honour of slain journalist Khashoggi temporarily put up by protesters in front of White House after his death (AFP/file photo) | A member of the…
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Selected Articles: The History of US and British Support to Mussolini's Fascism
Global Research News | globalresearch.ca | 2021-01-14
"What Happened at the Capitol Could Not Happen Unless Police Allowed It to Happen" | By Mara Verheyden-Hilliard and Janine Jackson, January 14 2021 | Janine Jackson inte…
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The History of US and British Support to Mussolini's Fascism
Shane Quinn | globalresearch.ca | 2021-01-14
A figure like Benito Mussolini could only have taken power in a nation plagued by severe illness. Italy, a resource poor state, had been virtually bankrupted by expenditure in World War One, with the Liberal-led Italian governments dispensing with more …
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Monday 1/18: Martin Luther King Jr. Virtual Day of Service at Homeless Garden Project
Homeless Garden Project | indybay.org | 2021-01-14
This online event is free and open to the public. Be sure to register here in advance to receive the link: http: //bit.ly/HGPMLKday2021…
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Let's Reject The Violent Vs. Nonviolent Crime Dichotomy
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2021-01-14
November's election saw criminal legal system and drug policy reform win big at the polls. Oregon became the first state to decriminalize all drugs, and voters overwhelmingly passed other reforms to drug laws, even in deeply red states like South Dakota. Policing took center stage in the national dialogue. And both the vice president and president-elect in their first addresses to the nation promised to "root out systemic racism" in the criminal legal system. | The people have spoken, and we are on the precipice of a new moment for justice reform. But how we understand the scope of this collective call for change…
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Genetic Engineering, Agriculture and Brexit: Treachery in Our Midst
Colin Todhunter | counterpunch.org | 2021-01-14
The UK government has launched its public consultation on the deregulation of gene editing in England. To kick things off, somewhat predictably Environment Secretary George Eustice recently spun a staunch pro-industry line at the Oxford Farming Conference by stating:…
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Bibi and Jonathan Pollard: Two Anti-American Peas in Their Own Pod
Melvin Goodman | counterpunch.org | 2021-01-14
Last month, the New York Times described the hero's welcome in Israel for Jonathan Pollard, who served 30 years in jail for spying for Israel, as "relatively subdued." In view of the fact that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu led this "subdued" reception, it is time to throw some shade on Bibi and Jonathan. After all, the United States has supplied Israeli with huge amounts of military and economic aid as well as intelligence support over the years with very little return.
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Bibi and Jonathan Pollard: Two Anti-American Peas in Their Own Pod
Melvin Goodman | counterpunch.org | 2021-01-14
Last month, the New York Times described the hero's welcome in Israel for Jonathan Pollard, who served 30 years in jail for spying for Israel, as "relatively subdued." In view of the fact that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu led this "subdued" reception, it is time to throw some shade on Bibi and Jonathan. After all, the United…
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Morocco: Adnane Bouchouf's killer sentenced to death for rape and murder of child
Yasmina Allouche | middleeasteye.net | 2021-01-14
Morocco: Adnane Bouchouf's killer sentenced to death for rape and murder of child | Death of the 11-year-old boy sent shockwaves through the county amid calls for harsher sentences for predators | Yasmina Allouche | Thu, 01/14/2021 – 13: 17 | Bouchouf was declared missing by his family on 7 September and his body was discovered four days later buried near his home (Screengrab/Twitter) | The main suspect in t…
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Andrew Yang announces $1bn universal basic income & 'TikTok hype houses' in his bid to become NYC mayor
rt.com | 2021-01-14
Former presidential candidate Andrew Yang has officially launched his campaign to become New York City's mayor, with a flashy video and some very bold promises. | "Seeing my city the way it is now breaks my heart," Yang says in his first campaign video, which was directed by acclaimed 'Requiem for a Dream' filmmaker Darren Aronofsky. | t.co/TGnxwuBiHB pic.twitter.com/n9zxPybgbhРAndrew Yang🧢🗽🇺🇸 (@AndrewYang)

The US Capitol Building Riot and Its Blowback
Roger Harris | zcomm.org | 2021-01-14
The Only Thing Scarier than QAnon Is the Reaction to It…
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When Populism Became Fascism
Gilbert Mercier | zcomm.org | 2021-01-14
How can this civil war of the digital age, using disinformation and propaganda as its main weapons, be resolved?>…
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Why are people going hungry in India despite a massive grain surplus?
Prabhat Patnaik | zcomm.org | 2021-01-14
The solution to the stock buildup is to put purchasing power in the hands of the people through transfers and through an enlargement in the scope of the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme…
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Indian court suspends new agriculture laws after mass protests
Hannah Ellis-Petersen | zcomm.org | 2021-01-14
Judges order committee to look into grievances, but unions vow further demonstrations until laws repealed…
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Former Michigan Governor Rick Snyder Charged In Flint Water Crisis
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2021-01-14
Former Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder, who ran the state at the time of the devastating 2014 Flint water scandal, has been charged in the crisis that led to the Legionnaires' disease outbreak that killed 12 people. | Snyder pleaded not guilty Thursday morning to two counts of willful neglect of duty, before a judge set bond at $10,000. | The former governor was ordered to not leave the state ahead of his next date on Tuesday. He faces up to a year in jail and a $1,000 fine. | "We believe there is no evidence to support any criminal charges against Governor Snyder," defense attorney Brian Lennon told The Associated Pre…
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600 Groups Urge Biden To Impose National Moratorium On Water Shut-offs
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2021-01-14
Above photo: Detroit activists march for restoring local democracy and economic justice, and an end to the water shut-offs, July 18, 2014. Victoria Collier. Too many people are struggling to pay their bills, advocates say. The No Shutoffs Coalition on Wednesday presented the incoming Democratic administration with a draft executive order that would instruct the …
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The Freedom Struggle Is A Labor Struggle, Then And Now
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2021-01-14
As we think, again, about the role of organized labor in the long Black freedom struggle, it is worth noting that in India at this very moment 250 million farmers, workers, students and allies have joined in what had been a three-month long protest against the Modi government's neoliberal agricultural policies. | The new parliamentary bills essentially eliminate state-run regulated agricultural markets, and allow direct transactions between farmers and private corporate interests — namely international commodity traders and conglomerates such as Walmart and Cargill. | The new arrangements will destroy small…
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A Record Of Hawkish Intervention: Biden Picks Samantha Power To Head USAID
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2021-01-14
President-elect Joe Biden has selected longtime Democratic insider Samantha Power to lead the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID). "There is simply no one better to ensure our development agenda is a core pillar of our foreign policy," the 78-year-old Delawarean said in a video statement, claiming that, under previous Democratic administrations Power, "fought tirelessly to prioritize human rights." USAID styles itself as a human rights organization, a Washington-sponsored group promoting democracy and development around the world. But if one delves deeper than merely the surface level, the organizat…
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This & That
Lucine Kasbarian | indybay.org | 2021-01-14
Satirical cartoon…
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Thursday 2/4: The 23rd IndieFest Opening Night Film: The Book of Vision
Jeff Ross | indybay.org | 2021-01-14
*VIRTUAL EVENT* | Click Link: sfindiefest2021.eventive.org/welcome
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Reclaiming the Radical Legacy of Dr. King: APTP to Lead 7th ÔªøÔªøAnnual Weekend of Action
Anti Police-Terror Project | indybay.org | 2021-01-14
Weekend Culminates with King Day Car Caravan from the Port of Oakland to Eastmont Mall to #REfundREstoreREimagine our Communities…
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Monday 1/18: Martin Luther King Jr Day Concert
Santa Cruz Food Not Bombs | indybay.org | 2021-01-14
301 Front St, Santa Cruz…
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Friday 1/15: Commemoration of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s Birthday
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Legacy Committee | indybay.org | 2021-01-14
Online Zoom conference | Register here for Zoom link: http: //bit.ly/MLK2021sjpl…
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Thursday 1/21: Biden Day One: What's Next For Muslim Communities?
ANMBEC | indybay.org | 2021-01-14
Online event…
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How Did Gore Receive At Least 114,000 More Votes Than Bush In Florida In 2000
One Person One Vote | indybay.org | 2021-01-14
Jeb Bush's voter roll purging, the criminal deceit of the Florida Times Union, police intimidation, barring of precincts etc robbed the American people of our choice in 2000. The disastrous results remain with us at this time.
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50th Anniversary of MLK Library – 'Hidden Archives" within the Sacramento Room Come Alive
Michael Harris | indybay.org | 2021-01-14
Dr. King realized the importance to Blacks in America, having been snatched from Africa and having lost our culture and identity, of reclaiming that culture. It is through this process of reclaiming African culture, Dr. King would go on to say, that we will regain our humanity. The Sacramento Room maintains the archives how the MLK Memorial Library was named in his honor established the very night of his assignation in Memphis, Tennessee on April 4, 1968…
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Thursday 1/14: Unpacking the Insurrection w/ People for the American Way
People for the American Way | indybay.org | 2021-01-14
Online event…
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Wednesday 1/13: Climate Emergency: Mass Virtual Town Hall w/ Eco Change Makers from Across USA
Environment America & 26 partners | indybay.org | 2021-01-14
Online via Zoom or livestream…
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How should our economy grow?
Martin Baur,Carsten Colombier & Sandra Daguet | indybay.org | 2021-01-14
If, on the other hand, the inequality distribution is reduced via increased spending on education, positive growth effects may result. In addition, too much inequality can destabilize the political system through social unrest, creating great uncertainty for investors, for example with regard to the protection of property rights.[12]…
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Saturday 1/16: Black History Month educators' roundtable: James Baldwin
David Giesen | indybay.org | 2021-01-14
Email info(at)TheCommonsSF.org for a secure conference link.
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ECOlonialismo en Centroamèrica
reenvia Red Latina sin fronteras | indybay.org | 2021-01-14
ECOlonialismo: Economà¨a Verde y reconfiguracià≤n de territorialidad en Centroamèrica…
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Biden Names Transparency Advocate to Top Regulatory Post
Zach Conti | indybay.org | 2021-01-14
Gary Gensler, former Wall Street regulator will be President-elect Biden's nominee to head the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), according to Reuters. Gensler will lead the agency created after the 1920's stock market crash to protect investors and enforce stability in the banking system.
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Human Rights as a Balm for Turmoil, MLK 2021
Martha Stilson | indybay.org | 2021-01-14
Right now it is good to remember, "Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.", Martin Luther King.
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TRO Extended Another Week; Homeless Removal Squad Seeks More Pretexts
Norse, Condotti, and van Keulen | indybay.org | 2021-01-14
Federal Magistrate Susan van Keulen granted a last minute motion from City Attorney Condotti delaying any decision and/or hearing on the San Lorenzo Campground until January 20th, allowing both the SC Homeless Union Survival Supporters and "Save the Grass; Screw the Homeless" attorneys to present more evidence and argument to sweep the park.
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Saturday 1/23: 2021: What Lies Ahead – Their Plans and Ours
Speak Out Now | indybay.org | 2021-01-14
Online meeting, see website for details…
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Thursday 1/28: King 2021 Lecture & Conversation on Racism, Poverty, Militarism & More w/ Justice Leaders
Poor People's Campaign & Morehouse College | indybay.org | 2021-01-14
Online event…
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Wednesday 1/20: I Get Results! Frank Moore for President 2008
Keith Wilson | indybay.org | 2021-01-14
Cushion Works | 3320 18th Street | San Francisco, CA…
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Campaigners Call for Closure of EU's Wildlife Trafficking Loopholes and Criminalisation of Wildlife Smuggling, to End "Stolen Wildlife" Crisis
Humane Society International | globalresearch.ca | 2021-01-14
Animal protection campaigners have called for the urgent closure of gaping loopholes in EU wildlife trade regulations that fail to prevent the trafficking of protected wild species. | At Stolen Wildlife, an online conference, Humane Society International/Europe and Pro Wildlife …
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Lessons from Charlottesville: How to fight fascism in 2021
Nathaniel Chase | workers.org | 2021-01-14
San Francisco, Jan. 9. The large demonstration of fascist, white-supremacist forces in Washington, D.C., on Jan. 6 brought back memories for this writer of the "Unite the Right" rally in Charlottesville, Va., over three years ago. Aug. 12, 2017, was filled with the most horrible racism and violence and the . . . | Continue reading Lessons from Charlottesville: How to fight fascism in 2021 at Workers.org
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August Wilson's Ma Rainey's Black Bottom on Netflix: The blues is "life's way of talking"
wsws.org | 2021-01-14
Strong performances and thrilling music power this engaging adaptation of August Wilson's 1984 play.
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Fascist violence and the form of the state
Sam Marcy | workers.org | 2021-01-14
This is an excerpt from Workers World Party co-founder and Chairperson Sam Marcy's "Fascist violence and the form of the state," written shortly after Ronald Reagan's inauguration as U.S. president in 1981. For more, see Marcy's "The Klan and Government: Foes or Allies?" at workers.org/books. [T]he spread of fascist organizations . . . | Continue reading Fascist violence and the form of the state at Workers.org
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Why Does Mayor Ted Wheeler Hate Us So Much?
David Rovics | dissidentvoice.org | 2021-01-14
Ôªø Tear Gas Ted is getting Tough On Crime and Anarchy, and I've got some analysis for you. Oregon Public Broadcasting has been giving a lot of play to Mayor Wheeler's latest couple of speeches, where he once again criticized "violent anarchists" for doing terrible things like spray-painting memes on plywood, or breaking the windows …
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PDF of January 14 issue
Workers World Party | workers.org | 2021-01-14
Download the 12-page PDF. Special Coverage: Resisting White Supremacy No fascist coup! Fight back with workers' power Georgia grassroots victory; Marcy on violence and the state; Threat of fascism remains; Black Lives Matter and 'democracy'; 'Fraudulent' elections; as imperialist ploy; Charlottesville's how-to lessons; Fascists, the FBI — and legislators; Capitol . . . | Continue reading PDF of January 14 issue at Workers.org
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How to have a happy humanity
Michael T. Hertz | nationofchange.org | 2021-01-14
I am sure that we could solve worldwide issues of poverty, climate change, and health. Our efforts involving happiness should be made with respect to all peoples everywhere.
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The Government Is Serious About Creating Mind-Controlled Weapons
Edd Gent | globalresearch.ca | 2021-01-14
Selected excerpts from the Live Science Article published in May 2019. | To read the complete article on Science Magazine, click here | DARPA, the Department of Defense's research arm, is paying scientists to invent ways to instantly read soldiers' minds using …
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Anteroom of Our Own Extinction
John Steppling | dissidentvoice.org | 2021-01-14
If you want to deprive citizens of freedom of movement, freedom of assembly and the right to family life, there should be written reasons. They ask the department why they can hardly find such anywhere since the intervention was introduced in March. It is a mystery that hardly any Norwegian journalists have thought of asking …
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Angry Far-Right Extremists Seek to Overshadow Biden Inauguration, Amid Growing Scrutiny
splcenter.org | 2021-01-14
Facing mounting pressure from law enforcement and obstacles in the form of tech companies pushing fringe websites and prominent social media accounts offline, far-right extremists have embraced a more diffuse, chaotic response to Joe Biden's inauguration than the concentrated mob attack that engulfed the Capitol on Jan. 6.
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Israel steps up regional aggression, carries out air raids in Syria, violates Lebanese air space
Peoples Dispatch | peoplesdispatch.org | 2021-01-14
According to the reports Israel's attacks in Syria were aided by information provided by US intelligence agencies. Israel has also been carrying out low altitude flights across the Lebanese air space in the last few days prompting Lebanon to file a complaint in the UNSC…
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Hundreds take to the streets in Belgium demanding justice for Ibrahima Barrie
Peoples Dispatch | peoplesdispatch.org | 2021-01-14
23-year-old Ibrahima Barrie, a Black man, died following a heart attack he suffered while in police custody in Brussels. According to reports, more than five people were injured in the protests and close to 120 people were arrested…
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On Being Sane in Insane Places
Dr. Gary G. Kohls | globalresearch.ca | 2021-01-14
This article was originally published by Duluth Reader in September 2010, updated on January 11, 2021 | In 1973, Dr. D. L. Rosenhan, a professor of psychology and law at Stanford University, published a ground-breaking psychiatric study in the January 19 | …
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The Ends of Whiteness
T.P. Wilkinson | dissidentvoice.org | 2021-01-14
Thirty years ago this month I was preparing for what would be a three-month tour of the Republic of South Africa. The original research objective–conceived in 1990–had been to visit mission stations and other properties and operations of Christian churches in South Africa and to collect data on their role and function in the system …
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POW Nation: When Will America Free Itself From War?
William Astore | counterpunch.org | 2021-01-14
"POWs Never Have A Nice Day." That sentiment was captured on a button a friend of mine wore for our fourth grade class photo in 1972. That prisoners of war could never have such a day was reinforced by the sad face on that button. Soon after, American POWs would indeed be released by their…
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Is impeaching President Trump 'pointless revenge'? Not if it sends a message to future presidents
The Conversation | juancole.com | 2021-01-14
By Michael Blake | — A House majority, including 10 Republicans, voted on Jan. 13 to impeach President Trump for "incitement of insurrection." The vote will initiate a trial in the Senate — but that trial will likely not be finished before Trump's term of office comes to an end on Jan. 20. There is …
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Prison officials' crimes mount at Ramsey Unit in Texas
Gloria Rubac | workers.org | 2021-01-14
Houston "I just can't take it anymore," Michael Beck told other prisoners at the W. F. Ramsey Unit state prison, in Rosharon, Texas, 33 miles south of Houston. Then during the first week of January, he wrapped a fan cord around his neck and tied the other end of it . . . | Continue reading Prison officials' crimes mount at Ramsey Unit in Texas at Workers.org
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Looming Large: The Middle East Braces for Fallout of US–China Divide
James M. Dorsey | asia-pacificresearch.com | 2021-01-14
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History of Economic Thought: John Maynard Keynes and the Battle for Bretton Woods
Matthew Ehret-Kump | globalresearch.ca | 2021-01-14
Under the Keynesian takeover of Bretton Woods Trans-Atlantic nations became increasingly dominated by bloated bureaucratic systems while plans for genuine development were undermined, Matthew Ehret writes. | *** | It is as if the battle lines of civil war have been drawn …
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Donald Trump is impeached again
Peoples Dispatch | peoplesdispatch.org | 2021-01-14
Donald Trump became the first US president to be impeached twice with the House of Representatives passing the motion by a 232-197 margin. The motion charges the president with "incitement of insurrection" over his role in the Capitol riot last week…
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Pensacola fights anti-abortion terror
Devin C | workers.org | 2021-01-14
Occupied Muscogee Creek land — Pensacola, Fla. A group of activists, organizers and those in support of reproductive justice held Dec. 27 and Jan. 2 demonstrations at American Family Planning, a reproductive health clinic that provides abortion. The community gathered to oppose anti-abortion reactionaries, who have been terrorizing clinic workers, . . . | Continue reading Pensacola fights anti-abortion terror at Workers.org
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No Proof, No Evidence, No Truth
James C. Nelson | counterpunch.org | 2021-01-14
Our local newspaper here in Helena, Montana recently carried a lengthy report on the echoes in Montana of the claims that led to the January 6, 2020, U.S. Capitol insurrection.[1] Among others, the paper provided statements from state legislators confirming their belief that the 2020 presidential election was rigged and was replete with fraud. These…
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9/11 Was the Prelude. 1/6 Is the Holy Grail
Pepe Escobar | globalresearch.ca | 2021-01-14
Whether civil war is coming will depend on the degree of stoicism prevalent among the Deplorable multitudes. | I hear the sons of the city and dispossessed | Get down, get undressed | Get pretty but you and me | We got the kingdom, | …
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Two Principles of Racial Equity that Outrage Liberals
Don Fitz | dissidentvoice.org | 2021-01-14
The May 25, 2020 murder of George Floyd in Minneapolis sparked a civil rights explosion. It ignited pushes to demilitarize the police, reallocate police over-funding to necessary social services, end economic and power divides, and replace symbols of oppression with recognition of those who have suffered and resisted. In University City, one of the oldest …
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Ich rebelliere, also bin ich!
Dr. Rudolf Hà§nsel | globalresearch.ca | 2021-01-14
Der Mensch vermag es nur dann, sich zu seiner vollen Grà∂àüe aufzurichten, wenn er sich den Anordnungen der Macht nicht beugt, sondern kraft seiner inneren Befreiung dagegen aufbegehrt. Zahlreiche Psychologen dieser Tage — aber auch schon vor der Corona-Krise — | …
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Mounting evidence of GOP reps aiding Capitol invasion
John Wojcik | peoplesworld.org | 2021-01-14
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There's nothing vegan about war
Mary Miler | nationofchange.org | 2021-01-14
As more and more people rethink their consumption of animal products, it is inevitable that the world's military forces will increasingly use veganism to appear progressive, trendy, and virtuous.
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Family Benefits in US Fall Further Behind
Karen Conner | cepr.net | 2021-01-14
The New York Times recently noted that South Korea would be "offering monthly allowances of 300,000 won, or about $274, for every newborn and infant up to the age of 1 starting in 2022. Expectant couples would get a 2 million won cash bonus starting next year, along with increased medical and other benefits." South …
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Chicago's HotHouse presents the Havana Jazz Festival, 5 nights of sizzling music
Special to People's World | peoplesworld.org | 2021-01-14
Following the July Concert for Cuba, successfully produced by the Chicago-based non-profit arts presenter HotHouse, and viewed by more than 10 million people online, the Institute of Cuban Music invited Marguerite Horberg and Raul Cuza to return and create a special online stream for this year's edition of the iconic Jazz Plaza — The Havana …
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2 Virginia police officers arrested for participating in Capitol riots
Andrew Emett | nationofchange.org | 2021-01-14
"At this point, it's a criminal matter and have to allow the authorities to prosecute their case as they see fit."
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National Committee for Justice in Denver formed to defend anti-racist organizers
Liberation Staff | liberationnews.org | 2021-01-14
Prominent movement leaders from across the country have launched the National Committee for Justice in Denver to demand that authorities drop the charges against anti-racist activists facing decades in prison on false charges filed against them in retaliation for their work demanding justice for Elijah McClain.
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China-EU investment deal bypasses U.S., denting Washington plan to isolate Beijing
Dustin Noga | peoplesworld.org | 2021-01-14
On Dec. 30, 2020, the European Union and China concluded a new landmark investment deal called the Comprehensive Agreement on Investment (CAI). The pact marks a historic level of investment, cooperation, and intermingling of the 27-member bloc's economy with China's. The CAI will replace 26 separate investment agreements previously signed between China and individual member …
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'One State is a Game Changer': A Conversation with Ilan Pappe and Awad Abdelfattah on the One Democratic State Campaign
Ramzy Baroud, Romana Rubeo | counterpunch.org | 2021-01-13
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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Covid-19 under Apartheid: How Israel Manipulates Suffering of Palestinians
Ramzy Baroud | dissidentvoice.org | 2021-01-13
Israel's decision to exclude Palestinians from its COVID-19 vaccination campaign may have surprised many. Even by Israel's poor humanitarian standards, denying Palestinians access to life-saving medication seems extremely callous. Amnesty International, among many organizations, condemned the Israeli government's decision to bar Palestinians from receiving the vaccine. The rights group described the Israeli action as evidence …
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Stop the Steal takeover exposes fragility of U.S. empire
Anya Parampil | thegrayzone.com | 2021-01-13
Red Lines host Anya Parampil speaks with Brian Becker, host of The Socialist Program, about the implications of the recent Stop the Steal riot in Washington D.C. By Anya Parampil Becker analyzes direct coordination between rioters and the police and explains why he believes the Biden Era could be one of political instability in the United States. He also discusses the launch of his new podcast, The Socialist Program.
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Chaos agent: Right-wing blames US Capitol riot on notorious instigator banished by Black Lives Matter
Max Blumenthal | thegrayzone.com | 2021-01-13
John Sullivan was at the front of the Trumpist mob in the Capitol, egging it on as he recorded the rampage. The far-right is pointing to him as proof of Antifa's role in the riot. But leftist activists call him a dangerous provocateur and have banished him. The most dramatic footage to emerge from the far-right storming of the US Capitol on January 6 depicted the lethal shooting of Ashli Babbit, a pro-Trump activist and military veteran, by a Capitol …
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Lee Camp: America Condemns One Violent Mob While Celebrating Another
Lee Camp | mintpressnews.com | 2021-01-13
Washington DC (ScheerPost) — Most rational Americans have correctly criticized and denounced the violent insurrection in the Capitol last week. Those moments of attack by a racist, disgusting mob have not lacked for condemnation and denunciation. They were violent. They were reprehensible. They called for the killing of lawmakers, demand…
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Lee Camp: America Condemns One Violent Mob While Celebrating Another
Editor | scheerpost.com | 2021-01-13
Tyler Merbler / CC BY 2.0] By Lee Camp / Original to ScheerPost Most rational Americans have correctly criticized and denounced the violent insurrection in the Capitol last week. Those moments of attack by a racist, disgusting mob have not lacked for condemnation and denunciation. They were violent. They were reprehensible. They called for the killing of lawmakers, demanded the hanging of Congress… | Source…
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Video: Mysterious Aircraft Pound Turkish Oil Smugglers in Syria. US Supply Convoys Are Blown Up in Iraq
South Front | globalresearch.ca | 2021-01-13
The first month of 2021 was marked by a new round of violence in Syria. The situation was especially complicated in Greater Idlib, northern Aleppo and in the central desert. | On January 8, ISIS terrorists launched a large attack on …
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Palestinians of Jerusalem protect their land against Israel's bulldozers and arbitrary laws
Aseel Jundi | middleeasteye.net | 2021-01-13
Palestinians of Jerusalem protect their land against Israel's bulldozers and arbitrary laws | Residents of Wadi al-Rababa say they have papers proving ownership dating back to Ottoman days, as they clash with Israeli forces called in to support crews razing their land | Aseel Jundi | Wed, 01/13/2021 – 09: 59 | Shadi al-Samrin surveys the damage done to his family's land (MEE/Aseel Jundi) | The Palestinians of Wa…
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'Until my last breath': Palestinians of Jerusalem defend land against Israel's bulldozers
Aseel Jundi | middleeasteye.net | 2021-01-13
'Until my last breath': Palestinians of Jerusalem defend land against Israel's bulldozers | Residents of Wadi al-Rababa say they have papers proving ownership dating back to Ottoman days, as they clash with Israeli forces called in to support crews razing their land | Aseel Jundi | Wed, 01/13/2021 – 09: 59 | Shadi al-Samrin surveys the damage done to his family's land (MEE/Aseel Jundi) | The Palestinians of Wadi…
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Progressive Jewish groups oppose codifying IHRA antisemitism definition into US law
MEE staff | middleeasteye.net | 2021-01-13
Progressive Jewish groups oppose codifying IHRA antisemitism definition into US law | Ten groups warn that IHRA definition is being wrongly used against those who 'oppose the Israeli occupation of Palestinian territory' | MEE staff | Wed, 01/13/2021 – 17: 58 | Protesters from multiple Palestinian rights organisations demonstrate outside White House on 15 September in Washington (AFP/File photo) | Nearly a dozen pro-Israel…
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Progressive Jewish groups oppose codifying IHRA antisemitism definition into US law
MEE staff | middleeasteye.net | 2021-01-13
Progressive Jewish groups oppose codifying IHRA antisemitism definition into US law | Ten groups warn that IHRA definition is being wrongly used against those who 'oppose the Israeli occupation of Palestinian territory' | MEE staff | Wed, 01/13/2021 – 17: 58 | Protesters from multiple Palestinian rights organisations demonstrate outside White House on 15 September in Washington (AFP/File photo) | Almost a dozen pro-Israel…
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Pro-Palestine teenagers defy Israeli military
Mirinda Crissman | workers.org | 2021-01-13
Sixty Israeli teenagers signed an open letter on Jan. 5 explaining their refusal to be conscripted into the Israeli Defense Force. They were rejecting the violent occupation and destruction of Palestinian lives and land by the state of Israel. Conscientious objectors to Israeli military duty at an anti-annexation protest in . . . | Continue reading Pro-Palestine teenagers defy Israeli military at Workers.org
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Insecurity and bureaucracy hampering aid to Ethiopia's Tigray region
news.un.org | 2021-01-13
Nearly three months after the start of conflict in Ethiopia's Tigray region, hundreds of thousands of people have yet to receive assistance, the United Nations reported on Wednesday, citing information from its humanitarian coordination agency, OCHA.
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A Record of Hawkish Intervention: Biden Picks Samantha Power to Head USAID
Alan Macleod | mintpressnews.com | 2021-01-13
Samantha Power has been an outspoken advocate of US humanitarian intervention, promoting the Iraq war and defending human rights abusers like Israel and Saudi Arabia.
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China's trade deals to the east and west rewrite the rules
Peoples Dispatch | peoplesdispatch.org | 2021-01-13
Vijay Prashad of Tricontinental: Institute for Social Research and John Ross, Senior Fellow Chongyang Institute for Financial Studies, Renmin University of China, discuss the RCEP and EU-China trade deals…
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The Heat: U.S. & whistleblowers
Anand Naidoo | america.cgtn.com | 2021-01-13
Julian Assange's extradition to the U.S. was denied by a British judge, but his legal ordeal is far from over. We will take a look at how governments are dealing with whistleblowers.
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Julian Assange, WikiLeaks and Australia's Complicity
Binoy Kampmark | dissidentvoice.org | 2021-01-13
Australia's Foreign Minister, Marise Payne, said little in the statement from her department, which was a good thing, as it might have been dangerously useful. The finding of a UK court on whether Julian Assange would be extradited to the United States was made "on the grounds of his mental health and consequent suicide risk." …
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Julian Assange, WikiLeaks and Australia's Complicity
Dr. Binoy Kampmark | globalresearch.ca | 2021-01-13
Australia's Foreign Minister, Marise Payne, said little in the statement from her department, which was a good thing, as it might have been dangerously useful. The finding of a UK court on whether Julian Assange would be extradited …
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DSA's Moment Of Truth
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2021-01-13
Now that Democrats control the House, Senate, and the Presidency, expectations have been raised around covid relief, rent relief, a Green New Deal, cancelling student debt and Medicare For All. | Covid has especially elevated the demand of Medicare For All: the trillion dollar healthcare industry that annually leaves tens of thousands of uninsured dying unnecessary deaths — while bankrupting hundreds of thousands more — has proven a historic failure in the face of the pandemic, while pushing millions more into the realm of the uninsured. The totality of the disaster is similar to a poorer nation in th…
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As COVID Surges in L.A., Hard-Hit Indigenous Communities Fight to Preserve Life, Culture & Language
Staff | democracynow.org | 2021-01-13
As Los Angeles County reports record COVID-19 infections, overflowing hospitals and record death tolls, we look at how Indigenous communities there are among the hardest hit in working-class neighborhoods, where many are essential workers. "Indigenous people, we don't have the privilege to stay home and not go to work," says Odilia Romero, co-founder and executive director of Indigenous Communities in Leadership, or CIELO, an Indigenous women-led nonprofit organization in Los Angeles. Romero also laments "the loss of knowledge" that comes with the devastation of COVID-19. "Some of the elders have passed away, and…
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"American Abyss": Fascism Historian Tim Snyder on Trump's Coup Attempt, Impeachment & What's Next
Staff | democracynow.org | 2021-01-13
As the House votes to impeach President Trump, the FBI warns there could be a repeat of the violent insurrection he encouraged on January 6, with Trump loyalists planning to hold armed protests nationwide ahead of Joe Biden's inauguration. We speak with Timothy Snyder, a historian of fascism, who says the riot at the U.S. Capitol was "completely and utterly predictable" given President Trump's record of stoking extremism and undermining democratic institutions. "The American republic is hanging by a thread because the president of the United States has sought to use violence to stay in power and essentially to ov…
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As COVID Surges in LA, Indigenous Communities Fight to Preserve Life and Culture
Staff | truthout.org | 2021-01-13
As Los Angeles County reports record COVID-19 infections, overflowing hospitals and record death tolls, we look at how Indigenous communities there are among the hardest hit in working-class neighborhoods, where many are essential workers. "Indigenous people, we don't have the privilege to stay home and not go to work," says Odilia Romero, co-founder and executive director of Indigenous Communities in Leadership, or CIELO, an Indigenous women-led nonprofit organization in Los Angeles. Romero…
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Australian scientists urge pause on deployment of AstraZeneca vaccine over efficacy concerns, suggest Pfizer or Moderna instead
rt.com | 2021-01-13
Scientists in Australia have called for a halt to the rollout of the AstraZeneca vaccine, claiming recent data has cast doubt on the inoculation's ability to create herd immunity. | The scientists pointed to data from a study published in the Lancet last month that found the British-Swedish vaccine had only 62 percent efficacy, compared with over 90 percent for the Pfizer-BioNTech alternative. | A larg…
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Step up vigil for emerging coronavirus variants, WHO urges
news.un.org | 2021-01-13
Efforts should be stepped up to quickly identify and study emerging variants of the COVID-19-causing SARS-CoV-2 virus, UN World Health Organization (WHO) scientists said on Tuesday.
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Fewer protections, lower wages, and higher health risks: Homeworking in the COVID era
news.un.org | 2021-01-13
The UN's labour agency (ILO) called on Wednesday for greater recognition and protection for the hundreds of millions of people who work from home, accounting for almost eight per cent of the global workforce even before the COVID-19 pandemic.
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Step up surveillance of emerging coronavirus variants, WHO urges
news.un.org | 2021-01-13
Efforts should be stepped up to quickly identify and study emerging variants of the COVID-19-causing SARS-CoV-2 virus, UN World Health Organization (WHO) scientists said on Tuesday.
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The UK's Brexit-and-Covid Languors
Kenneth Surin | counterpunch.org | 2021-01-13
The UK has been in a protracted capitalist crisis since the collapse of…
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Covid-19: Jordan urges participation as vaccination programme begins
MEE and agencies | middleeasteye.net | 2021-01-13
Covid-19: Jordan urges participation as vaccination programme begins | Amman aims to vaccinate at least 20-25 percent of population, but only 200,000 have signed up so far | MEE and agencies | Wed, 01/13/2021 – 14: 32 | Citizens over 60 will be given priority for the vaccine but officials have said many have not signed up for the shot (Reuters) | Jordan began a programme on Wednesday to innoculate one in fou…
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'Stay at home': Portuguese PM announces new lockdown after record Covid-19 death and infection rates
rt.com | 2021-01-13
Portugal's Prime Minister António Costa urged people to stay at home as he announced on Wednesday that the country would enter another national lockdown following record rates of Covid-19 deaths and new cases. | "We are at the most dangerous moment [of the pandemic]. The rule is simple: all of us should stay home," Costa told reporters during a briefing at the Ajuda Palace in Lisbon. | On Wednesday, the Portuguese authorities reported a record daily increase of 156 deaths, taking total fatalities to 8,236, which Costa said was "not acceptable." | The country also recorded a further 10,556 new Covid-19 infectio…
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A long goodbye? Russian expert says pandemic will be over by summer, but Covid-19 here to stay as seasonal virus
rt.com | 2021-01-13
The coronavirus pandemic in Russia could begin fading away by summer, one of the country's top scientists has said. According to him, infections and deaths should tail off as more and more people develop protective antibodies. | Albert Rizvanov, the Director of the Center for Precision and Regenerative Medicine at Kazan Federal University, told TASS on Wednesday that, whereas the end of widespread infection might be in sight, society would have to learn to live with an evolving virus for years to come. | "There are seasonal diseases that usually die out in late spring and early summer," the academic said. He a…
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'Perfect storm': WHO warns second year of fighting Covid-19 could be 'even tougher' than the first
rt.com | 2021-01-13
Ongoing transmission dynamics show the world needs to brace for an even tougher year of fighting Covid-19, the World Health Organization (WHO) has warned, while the disease has turned into the "perfect storm" in Europe and the US. | "We are going into a second year of this, it could even be tougher given the transmission dynamics and some of the issues that we are seeing," WHO's Health Emergencies chief, Mike Ryan, said during a Q&A session broadcast online on Wednesday. | Following a drop in new cases reported over the…
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Empathy is key to overcoming COVID-19 vaccine hesitancy
Shelby Bradford | salon.com | 2021-01-13
COVID-19 vaccines are an enormous feat. Their use will hinge on explaining how it was done…
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Before it begins, COVID-19 vaccination in Turkey already a fiasco
wsws.org | 2021-01-13
The Turkish government's murderous ruling class "herd immunity" policy continues with a chaotic and incompetent roll-out of the vaccine.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2021/01/13/turk…

Ten Things You Need to Know about the Experimental COVID Vaccines
Makia Freeman | globalresearch.ca | 2021-01-13
Experimental COVID Vaccines | are coming to town, being rolled out worldwide as the transhumanistic New World Order (NWO) agenda dictates. This next phase of the COVID scamdemic is an incredibly dangerous one — the phase where authorities take their sovereignty-violating …
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On His Way To Prison, Activist Advocates For COVID-19 Prisoner Release
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2021-01-13
On Thursday (Jan. 14), Patrick O'Neill will report to the Federal Correctional Institution near Elkton, Ohio, to serve a 14-month sentence for breaking into a nuclear submarine base as part of a symbolic nuclear disarmament action he took up with six other Catholic pacifists more than two years ago. | But on his way to prison, O'Neill has taken up a new cause: protecting inmates from COVID-19. | Some 329,298 prisoners across the United States have tested positive for the coronavirus and about 2,020 have died, according to the Marshall Project, the online journalism organization focused on criminal justice. | Pris…
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8 points for a global agenda of structural change in the COVID-19 pandemic
Jens Martens | indybay.org | 2021-01-13
"We can have democracy or concentration of wealth, not both," said Justice Louis Brandeis, the longest-serving Supreme Court justice,…
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Hunger Strike Starts Tonight in Santa Clara County Jail
via Silicon Valley deBug | indybay.org | 2021-01-13
Prisoners of Santa Clara County Main Jail 7B will be standing in protest in the form of a hunger strike beginning tonight challenging their conditions of confinement and cruel and unusual punishment, specifically the jail and medical staff response towards Covid outbreaks in the jail. | The letter below is from the county jail prisoners to the Jail Administration.
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Saint Anthony Fauci: The Hidden History
Alexander Rubinstein | mintpressnews.com | 2021-01-13
Dr. Anthony Fauci, the top scientist on the Coronavirus taskforce, is being reproached after it was revealed last month that he was "moving the goalposts" on coronavirus herd immunity. But his long history of misleading the American public, or getting things completely wrong, remains unscrutinized — until now. | Before I get started on Dr. Fauci's handling of the coronavirus and his handling of the HIV/AIDS crisis and other major outbreaks of infectious diseases, I want to be clear that the point of this article is not to push covid-denialism. I can already envision some mainstream media hack, foaming at…
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Global COVID-19 death toll nears 2 million
wsws.org | 2021-01-13
It has been one year since the first person died from complications caused by SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes the disease COVID-19.
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Agroecology and Post-COVID Plunder
Colin Todhunter | globalresearch.ca | 2021-01-13
Contingent on World Bank aid to be given to poorer countries in the wake of coronavirus lockdowns, agrifood conglomerates will aim to further expand their influence. These firms have been integral to the consolidation of a global food regime that …
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IlO Urges Governments To Protect Homeworkers
telesurenglish.net | 2021-01-13
The International Labor Organization (ILO) urged governments on Thursday to protect homeworkers as figures have risen alarmingly amid the COVID-19 pandemic. It is estimated that one in five people has had to work from home worldwide during the first half of 2020. | RELATED: | ILO Praises Mexico for Labor Reforms Amidst COVID-19 Pandemic | The ILO points out that homeworkers "are usually worse off than those who work outside the home, even in higher-skilled professions" as they have…
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London Mayor declares "major incident" as UK capital devastated by COVID-19
wsws.org | 2021-01-13
The Office for National Statistics estimates that one in 30 people are infected with the virus in London, up to one in 20 in the worst-hit areas.
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California hospitals ration oxygen as COVID-19 death toll surpasses 30,000
wsws.org | 2021-01-13
More than one in ten of the total number of COVID-19 deaths in California since the beginning of the pandemic took place in just the last week, at a rate of almost 500 per day.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2021/01/13/cali…

'Enough Is Enough': How a New York Coalition Is Pushing Lawmakers to Raise the State's Revenue
Sam Mellins | progressive.org | 2021-01-13
The Invest in Our New York Campaign, involving more than 100 groups, is urging legislators to take action amid the COVID-19-induced recession.
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German hospital group terminates nurse after criticism of situation in ICUs
wsws.org | 2021-01-13
As new infections reach record levels in Germany, the number of people requiring hospitalization for COVID-19 is growing.
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PAHO: Latam Reports Highest Contagion Figures Since March
telesurenglish.net | 2021-01-13
The Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) revealed on Wednesday that the region is facing the highest contagion rate since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, as 2.5 million cases were reported last week alone. | RELATED: | PAHO: Initial Vaccination in Latam Estimated at $2 Billion | "Virtually every country in the Americas is seeing an acceleration in the virus's spread," the organization warned in a statement. This, as the new COVID-19 mutation, has been identified in six cou…
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Berlin, Germany transport worker dies of COVID-19
wsws.org | 2021-01-13
The Berlin Transport Company's pandemic policy, which endangers the lives and health of workers, is supported by the Berlin Senate consisting of the SPD, the Greens and the Left Party.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2021/01/13/berl…

China's Heilongjiang Reports 43 Confirmed COVID-19 Cases
telesurenglish.net | 2021-01-13
Northeast China's Heilongjiang Province reported 43 confirmed COVID-19 cases and 68 asymptomatic infections on Wednesday, local health authorities said on Thursday. | RELATED: | Mexico To Ensure Vaccination of Its Migrants in the US | All the new cases were close contacts or secondary close contacts of earlier COVID-19 infections in Huiqi Village, Wangkui County. | All the new confirmed and asymptomatic cases have been rushed to designated medical institutions, their close contacts and…
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Video: "Lockdown" Public Health Policies in Ontario: Dr. Naomi Wolf Talks to Courageous Physician Dr. Patrick Phillips
Dr. Patrick Phillips | globalresearch.ca | 2021-01-13
Dr. Patrick Phillips, a family physician and front liner in health care in Ontario, talks with Dr. Naomi Wolf of Daily Clout on the devastating impacts of COVID-19 lockdown. | He firmly believes that the consequences outweigh the benefits and …
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Sunday 1/17: Pin@y Power: Building Multi-Racial Working-Class Movements
Freedom Socialist Party Bay Area | indybay.org | 2021-01-13
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FRSO online event to mark Martin Luther King Day
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2021-01-13
The Freedom Road Socialist Organization (FRSO), is proud to sponsor the upcoming program "The Legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr: The George Floyd Rebellion, Black Liberation, and the Struggle for Socialism." | The program will draw lessons from the rebellion and offer direction for the peoples' struggle in the year to come. It will feature Frank Chapman, speaking for the Central Committee of the FRSO and Aislinn Pulley, of Black Lives Matter-Chicago. The program will be moderated by Michael Sampson of the National Alliance Against Racist and Political Repression or NAARPR, from Jackso…
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FRSO online event to mark Martin Luther King Day
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2021-01-13
The Freedom Road Socialist Organization (FRSO), is proud to sponsor the upcoming program "The Legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr: The George Floyd Rebellion, Black Liberation, and the Struggle for Socialism." | The program will draw lessons from the rebellion and offer direction for the peoples' struggle in the year to come. It will feature Frank Chapman, speaking for the Central Committee of the FRSO and Aislinn Pulley, of Black Lives Matter-Chicago. The program will be moderated by Michael Sampson of the National Alliance Against Racist and Political Repression or NAARPR, from Jackso…
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Marx, the Civil War and the U.S. today
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2021-01-13
Chicago, IL – Karl Marx observed over a 150 years ago that "the biggest thing happening in the world today are on the one hand the movement of the slaves in America started by the death of John Brown and on the other the movement of the serfs in Russia." | According to Marx, the defining event leading up to the Civil War was not the Slaveholders' Rebellion announced by the cannon fire on Fort Sumter but the raid on Harpers Ferry led by John Brown and Shields Green – a Black and white band of abolitionists. In other words, the movement of the slaves inspired by Harpers Ferry, and the election of a president – Linc…
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Marx, the Civil War and the U.S. today
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2021-01-13
Chicago, IL – Karl Marx observed over a 150 years ago that "the biggest thing happening in the world today are on the one hand the movement of the slaves in America started by the death of John Brown and on the other the movement of the serfs in Russia." | According to Marx, the defining event leading up to the Civil War was not the Slaveholders' Rebellion announced by the cannon fire on Fort Sumter but the raid on Harpers Ferry led by John Brown and Shields Green – a Black and white band of abolitionists. In other words, the movement of the slaves inspired by Harpers Ferry, and the election of a president – Linc…
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Rumors Spread of a 2024 Presidential Run as Pompeo Paves Way for Future Wars
Alan Macleod | mintpressnews.com | 2021-01-13
In what are likely his final few days in office, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has been taking a number of increasingly outlandish and aggressive policy steps.
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Venezuela: Maduro Blasts Sanctions, Sets Sights on Economic Recovery
Manuela Solé | venezuelanalysis.com | 2021-01-13
Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro presented his annual address to the new National Assembly…
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Saudi-led Embargoes Against Qatar Failed
Paul Antonopoulos | globalresearch.ca | 2021-01-13
2021 began with a historic decision in the Middle East as Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates (UAE), Bahrain and Egypt decided to end their diplomatic and economic embargo against Qatar. The decision to end the embargo, that has been …
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