Daily Archives: January 17, 2021

2021-01-17: News Headlines

Fight Back (2021-01-17). Unemployment insurance claims make biggest jump since March. fightbacknews.org San José, CA – The U.S. economy showed more signs of weakness as the COVID-19 pandemic rages and Trump's "Operation Warp Speed" vaccine rollout crashes and burns amid finger-pointing, lies and incompetence. New claims for regular state unemployment rose by more than 20% in the week ending January 9, the biggest gain since the dark days of March when the economy hit a brick wall. | The number of people actually collecting benefits also rose by 200,000 for the week ending January 2, despite more and more people being timed out of the regular state unemployment insurance programs which only pay out for six months. T…

Zero Hedge (2021-01-17). Health Experts Call for Suspension of Pfizer Vaccination Among Elderly After Norway Deaths. globalresearch.ca Update (1630ET): In what can only be described as a somewhat concerning turn of events, health experts from Wuhan, China, called on Norway and other countries to suspend the use of mRNA-based COVID-19 vaccines produced by companies such as …

Robert F. Kennedy Jr (2021-01-17). Vaccines: "Death by Coincidence". Robert F. Kennedy Jr. globalresearch.ca Declarations by health officials and vaccine makers that deaths and injuries following COVID vaccinations are unrelated coincidences are becoming a pattern. | They're also depriving people of the information they need to make informed decisions. | The official handling last week of …

M. K. Bhadrakumar (2021-01-17). Preview of Biden's Foreign Policy Shifts. globalresearch.ca In his first media

MEE staff (2021-01-17). Qatar blockade ends: Egypt to resume flights to Doha, opening economic doors. middleeasteye.net Qatar blockade ends: Egypt to resume flights to Doha, opening economic doors | Resumption of flights brings economic opportunities for both countries amid the Covid-19 pandemic | Sun, 01/17/2021 – 15: 12 | An Egypt Air Embraer 170 aircraft on the tarmac at Cairo International Airport, while another plane takes off, on 15 January 2021 (AFP) | Egyptian national carrier EgyptAir says it will start operating direc…

Staff (2021-01-17). After the Pandemic Subsides, We May See a Third Wave of the Arab Spring. truthout.org We are in the midst of the 10th anniversary of the 2011 Arab Spring. While most of the revolts suffered terrible defeats, the revolutionary process in the region did not come to an end, as waves of struggle exploded in country after country even amid today's pandemic and global recession. | Gilbert Achcar is a professor of development studies and international relations at SOAS University of London. His most recent books are Marxism, Orientalism, Cosmopolitanism (2013), The People Want: A Radical E…

Michael Sainato (2021-01-17). Billionaires add $1tn to net worth during pandemic as their workers struggle. zcomm.org Companies' attempts at hazard pay have been paltry and fleeting as employees are threatened for protesting working conditions…

Fight Back (2021-01-17). New Orleans FRSO announces MLK Day Virtual Rally. fightbacknews.org New Orleans, LA – Freedom Road Socialist Organization (FRSO) will host a Martin Luther King Day Virtual Rally this Monday, January 18. In support of a call from the National Alliance Against Racist and Political Repression, New Orleans FRSO demands a mass release from prisons during the deadly COVID-19 pandemic. The rally will also demand justice for Jacob Blake and an end to police crimes everywhere. The gathering will take place over Zoom, as the city recently transitioned to stricter COVID safety measures. | After a long holiday season, this will be an opportunity for the community to regroup. "I'm just excite…

teleSUR (2021-01-17). Pots and Pans Against President Bolsonaro Heard Loud in Brazil. telesurenglish.net Hundreds of people made their pots and pan ring out to demand Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro's resignation due to his response to the COVID-19 pandemic. | RELATED: | The protest was driven by the chaotic situation in the state of Amazonas, where its capital Manaus experienced a serious lack of hospital beds and oxygen to treat patients. | Shouting "Genocide" and "Get out Bolsonaro," loud protests were seen in the largest citie…

_____ (2021-01-17). Migrant Caravan Heads To United States From Honduras. popularresistance.org On Tuesday, the outgoing US president, Donald Trump, known for his tough stance on immigration, warned that if his policies are reversed, as Biden has pledged to do, "a tidal wave" of illegal migration will follow. | A migrant caravan of reportedly thousands is heading to the United States from Honduras, asking the incoming Biden administration to "honor its commitments", apparently referring to the president-elect's pledges to reverse most of Trump's immigration policies, according to media reports. | According to a statement issued by the migrant rights group Pueblo Sin Fronteras ["People Without Borders"], and…

teleSUR (2021-01-17). Guatemala Prevents Honduran Migrants From Heading To US Border. telesurenglish.net Guatemala's Military forces Sunday prevented the passage of more than 6,000 Honduran migrants who were trying to continue their way to the Mexico-U.S. border. | RELATED: | Guatemala's Migration Institute (GIM) Director Guillermo Diaz reported that between 7,000 and 8,000 migrants had crossed the border since Friday, highlighting that 992 migrants were deported, 163 of which were minors. | Violent clashes were seen b…

Ed Grystar (2021-01-17). Single Payer: Which Way Forward? dissidentvoice.org To say that there's a political disconnect in the fight for a national single payer health care delivery system is to state the obvious. The struggle for M4ALL has grown due to decades of grassroots organizing alongside the gradual worsening of Americans' health insurance coverage, with support now reaching 70% in the general public as …

Ben Terrall (2021-01-17). Revisiting the Indonesian Massacres of 1965-1966. counterpunch.org Of all the tragic events of the 20th Century, the 1965-1966 campaign of mass killing in Indonesia is among the least known in the U.S. Researchers estimate that the Washington-backed Indonesian military and its civilian militias killed up to one million people. Around a million others were arbitrarily imprisoned with little to no legal process,

Joyce Chediac (2021-01-17). Thirty years Ago. The 1991 Gulf War: The Massacre of Withdrawing Soldiers on "The Highway of Death" globalresearch.ca I want to give testimony on what are called the "highways of death." These are the two Kuwaiti roadways, littered with remains of 2,000 mangled Iraqi military vehicles, and the charred and dismembered bodies of tens of thousands of …

Ben Terrall (2021-01-17). The Indonesian Massacres of 1965-1966. counterpunch.org Of all the tragic events of the 20th Century, the 1965-1966 campaign of mass killing in Indonesia is among the least known in the U.S. Researchers estimate that the Washington-backed Indonesian military and its civilian militias killed up to one million people. Around a million others were arbitrarily imprisoned with little to no legal process,

MEE and agencies (2021-01-17). Australian father and son released by Qatar after months jailed without charge. middleeasteye.net Australian father and son released by Qatar after months jailed without charge | Advocacy group says the two men, one a professor who had been on Doha's Covid-19 task force, were secretly detained and tortured | Sun, 01/17/2021 – 09: 59 | Professor Lukman Thalib (right) received a teaching award at Qatar University in 2018. He is a public health expert and helped Qatar with its Covid-19 re…

Peter Koenig (2021-01-17). The Sheep Syndrome. globalresearch.ca Today and during the last few days new "measures" — restrictions of freedom imposed by governments for reasons of "public health security", i. e. preventing the spread of covid infections — have been tightened throughout Europe. Literally, these treacherous governments …

teleSUR (2021-01-17). US California Coronavirus Cases Close To 3 Mln. telesurenglish.net U.S. California counties reported 32,904 new cases of COVID-19 and 418 new deaths Saturday for a total of 2,951,682 cases and 33,391 deaths in the state, according to a report by Bay Area News Group on Sunday. | The total number of cases stood at 334,505 in the Bay Area and 3,342 people have died from the virus, the report said. | RELATED: | Santa Clara County has reported 1,060 deaths and a total of 91,466 cases. In San Francisco…

Eugene E Ruyle (2021-01-17). Sunday 1/17: The Farmer's Movement in India. indybay.org Log-info available on our website; | ICSSMARX.ORG LINK: OUR CURRENT SCHEDULE…

Kaamil Ahmed (2021-01-17). Scores killed in militia raid in Sudan's Darfur. middleeasteye.net Scores killed in militia raid in Sudan's Darfur | The attack on an IDP camp reportedly killed at least 48 people, weeks after UN voted to withdraw peacekeeping mission | Sun, 01/17/2021 – 10: 41 | Sudanese forces stationed in El-Geneina in 2016 (AFP/File photo) | At least 48 people have been killed in ongoing militia attacks around a camp for internally displaced people (IDP) in Darfur's El-Geneina ci…

Staff (2021-01-17). Bernie Sanders Is About to Become the Chair of the Senate Budget Committee. truthout.org The long-held Republican nightmare that a champion of working-class people and the common good — one who has dedicated his political career to curbing poverty and injustice while denouncing corporate greed, endless war, and the cruelty of a for-profit health system that leaves millions upon millions uninsured or without affordable access to care — would assume the powerful position of chairing the Senate Budget Committee is about to become reality. | "Time to face the harsh reality,…

Chris Gilbert (2021-01-17). How the Left Got Where It Is in Venezuela. counterpunch.org By the end of Hugo Chávez's presidency, a vague social contract had come to exist in Venezuela. It was not unlike the social contract which sustained real socialism for many decades, as described by Michael Lebowitz in his book Contradictions of Real Socialism. Both situations involved a vanguard that guaranteed a certain level of welfare

The Conversation (2021-01-17). What is the 'boogaloo' and who are the rioters who stormed the Capitol? juancole.com By Jeff Inglis | — In the wake of the insurrection on Jan. 6, the U.S. is bracing for the possibility of additional violent demonstrations and potential riots at the U.S. Capitol and state capitol buildings around the nation. While many were in Washington, D.C., ostensibly to protest what they wrongly saw as a stolen …

Chaman Lal (2021-01-17). Farmers in protest: Learning from the past and creating history with a real definition of nationalism. mronline.org "The nationalists to be effective must harness the nation into action, into revolt…. The nation will stir itself to action only on assurance of nationalization. i.e…. Freedom from slavery of Imperialist—capitalists." —Bhagat Singh…

T.P. Wilkinson (2021-01-17). Stop Press: I'm Converted. dissidentvoice.org Mass celebration after a year of coronation (Ihoto credit: Pedro K) As those who have followed my published remarks in these pages might remember, I have always been sceptical about what one or more insistent author here and everywhere has told us about the immanent end of life as we know on the planet, Earth …

Christian Kliver and Nils Melzer (2021-01-17). Mr. Assange never published false information. indybay.org Mr. Assange did not hack or steal any of the information he released. Whether we may agree or disagree with his publications, they can in no way be considered a crime. Prosecuting Mr. Assange would amount to "shooting the ambassador" rather than correcting the problem he exposed.

Stephen Lendman (2021-01-17). Brave New Dystopian World Order Unfolding. Silencing Dissent. globalresearch.ca Brave new world dystopia is unfolding in plain sight, freedoms as once known fast eroding. | Are they heading for elimination altogether in the West and elsewhere? | Is totalitarian rule enforced by police state harshness becoming the new abnormal? | Is the …

_____ (2021-01-17). New York Bans Glyphosate Use On Public Property. popularresistance.org The move is an important recognition by the nation's fourth most populous state that the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is not adequately protecting people and the environment from hazardous pesticides (pesticide is an umbrella term that includes insecticides, herbicides, fungicides, etc). However, the law's ability to improve these protections will depend significantly upon the management approach that replaces glyphosate use. | "A transition away from Roundup and other glyphosate-based pesticides must reject the use of regrettable substitutes, and embrace sound organic principles and practices," said Jay…

_____ (2021-01-17). Disenfranchisement: An American Tradition. popularresistance.org During the 2020 election, liberal pundits and politicians repeatedly warned that democracy was "on the line," "at stake," "in peril," and facing "an existential threat." There was occasion for the hyperbolic language: Donald Trump and his Republican allies orchestrated an unprecedented assault on the integrity of U.S. elections by, to list just a few examples, promulgating ludicrous lies about voter fraud, obstructing early mail-in voting, encouraging vigilante voter intimidation, and constricting access to polls. But critics risk succumbing to a liberal version of "Make America Great Again" nostalgia if they ass…

_____ (2021-01-17). Martin Luther King's Revolutionary Dream Deferred. popularresistance.org We kill the most beautiful among us—anyone, it seems, who reveals the nastier, brutish elements of American society and has the audacity to imagine, demand even, a better path: peace, unity and tolerance. Abraham Lincoln, Bobby Kennedy, Martin Luther King and so many others. | This year marks the 50th anniversary of King's tragic assassination, and though countless publications will brim with commemorations and retrospectives of this misunderstood icon, most will miss the mark. Long ago co-opted and sanitized by mainstream political figures, the King of memory bears little resemblance to the radical, comple…

_____ (2021-01-17). The FCC And States Must Ban Digital Redlining. popularresistance.org The rollout of fiber broadband will never make it to many communities in the US. That's because large, national ISPs are currently laying fiber primarily focused on high-income users to the detriment of the rest of their users. The absence of regulators has created a situation where wealthy end users are getting fiber, but predominantly low-income users are not being transitioned off legacy infrastructure. The result being "digital redlining" of broadband, where wealthy broadband users are getting the benefits of cheaper and faster Internet access through fiber, and low-income broadband users are being left behin…

_____ (2021-01-17). The Jewish Supremacist State. popularresistance.org The respected Israeli human rights organization, B'Tselem, has now officially reached this conclusion: "[T]he entire area between the Mediterranean Sea and the Jordan River is organized under a single principle: advancing and cementing the supremacy of one group—Jews—over another—Palestinians"; "A regime that uses laws, practices and organized violence to cement the supremacy of one group over another is an apartheid regime." | The B'Tselem position paper focuses on four aspects of Israeli apartheid. Two aspects—Jewish-only immigration and Jewish-only land development—operate in the…

_____ (2021-01-17). Apache Stronghold Lawsuit Over Oak Flat Halts Transfer To Mining Company. popularresistance.org Apache Stronghold, on behalf of traditional Apache religious and cultural leaders, placed a lien on Oak Flat on Wednesday, January 13, with the Pinal County Recorder's Office. The lien prevents the planned transfer of Oak Flat, or Chi'chil Bildagoteel, to a foreign mining company until the recently filed ongoing Apache Stronghold lawsuit is finalized. | The lien and one of the lawsuit claims are based on the Treaty of Santa Fe of 1852 between the United States and the Apache which promises that Apache lands, at the center of which lies Chi'chil Bildagoteel, are to remain in Apache ownership. The Treaty of Santa F…

_____ (2021-01-17). Mariame Kaba Talks Abolition, Mutual Aid And Campus Police. popularresistance.org Activist and prison-industrial complex abolitionist Mariame Kaba celebrated the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. by praising NU Community Not Cops and speaking to the importance of mutual aid and political organizing in Wednesday's MLK Dream Week virtual keynote. | The keynote, which was broadcast to over 1,000 attendees, began with a virtual performance of "Lift Every Voice and Sing" by Northwestern Community Ensemble members and alumni. Kaba then delivered her speech in which she laid out core tenets of abolitionist practice, tying the current movement to King's principles. | "Abolitionists have a lot to le…

The Representation Project (2021-01-17). Tuesday 1/19: "Miss Representation": Screening & Panel on Women's Representation in Media & Leadership. indybay.org FREE virtual screening…

Governor Newsom (2021-01-17). 2021 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day in California. indybay.org May 2021 closes out the 50th Anniversary Year of MLK Library in an underserved area of the Capitol of the Great State of California. MLK 50, Golden Anniversary will carry his prophetic message throughout Sacramento County and beyond year round. Apathetic slumber is over and genuine equality on the short horizon, Spring 2021.

Question Unjust Authority (2021-01-17). 5 Of The Issues In Which The Mayor is On The Wrong Side. indybay.org Shutdown of restaurants, denial of 1st amendment rights of assembly and of worship, coverup of Hunters Point radiation, CCSF… 5 issues in which the mayor seems to be on the wrong side…

Ecumenical Peace Institute (2021-01-17). Friday 1/22: Vigil Opposing Nuclear Weapons. indybay.org UC Berkeley West Gate lawn, Oxford & Addison…

INFORUM program at The Commonwealth Club (2021-01-17). Thursday 1/21: Black and White: The Double Standard in the Capitol Hill Siege w/ Alicia Garza & Rep. Lee. indybay.org Online event via livestream…

End Terre Haute Murder (2021-01-17). Thoughts About The Government Murder Known As Execution. indybay.org 3/5 of the US, 60%, support abolition of the death penalty.

Jon Queally, staff writer (2021-01-17). 'A Jim Crow Relic That Must Be Abolished': Demand to End Filibuster Grows. commondreams.org "Do Senate Democrats want to keep the filibuster or do they want to pass comprehensive democracy, anti-corruption, and voting rights legislation to realize the promise of a multi-racial democracy?" said one progressive organizer. "I don't see a way they can do both." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Zolt√°n Grossman (2021-01-17). Denial of American Fascism Has Cost Us Dearly. commondreams.org The inconvenient truths about fascism, like learning about the climate and health crises, could lead us to actually shift our beliefs and lives. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Jon Queally, staff writer (2021-01-17). From Paul Ryan to Nikki Haley: GOP Nightmare of Senate Budget Chair Bernie Sanders About to Come True. commondreams.org "When Republicans controlled the Senate they used the reconciliation process to provide huge tax breaks for the rich and large corporations," said Sanders on Saturday. "We're going to use reconciliation to protect working families, the sick and the poor." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Jon Queally, staff writer (2021-01-17). Lindsey Graham Excoriated for Arguing Accountability for Trump Would Be Divisive and Vengeful. commondreams.org "How do you lecture about 'unity' and 'healing' after seeking to end American democracy?"asked one Democratic member of Congress in response. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Jon Queally, staff writer (2021-01-17). Lindsey Graham Excoriated for Equating Trump Accountability With Divisive 'Vengeance'. commondreams.org "How do you lecture about 'unity' and 'healing' after seeking to end American democracy?" asked one Democratic member of Congress in response. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Manlio Dinucci (2021-01-17). Thirty Years Ago: The Gulf War. globalresearch.ca Thirty years ago, in the early hours of January 17, 1991, Operation "Desert Storm" began in the Persian Gulf, this war against Iraq opened the sequence of wars after the Cold War. The USA and its allies launched it at …

Prof Michel Chossudovsky (2021-01-17). The 2020 Worldwide Corona Crisis: Destroying Civil Society, Engineered Economic Depression, Global Coup d'État and the "Great Reset" globalresearch.ca We are at the crossroads of one of the most serious crises in modern history. We are living history, yet our understanding of the flow of events since January 2020 has been blurred. Worldwide, people have been misled both by their governments and the media.

Colin Todhunter (2021-01-17). International Support Continues for Protesting Farmers in India. dissidentvoice.org 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 in India. The letter was signed by more than 100 MPs and Lords and had …

Douglas Todd (2021-01-17). 'Deaths of despair' point to working-class calamity. zcomm.org Many working-class Americans, and Canadians, are falling rapidly to 'deaths of despair,' characterized by suicide and chronic drug and alcohol use…

Isaac Scher (2021-01-17). Illinois Will End Cash Bail — and Limit Use of High-Tech Incarceration. zcomm.org Reformers typically propose predictive algorithms and electronic monitoring as alternatives to money bail. Illinois is different…

Jonathan Cook (2021-01-17). Trump May be on Trial, but the System that Produced Him Will be Acquitted. dissidentvoice.org It is a fitting end to four years of Donald Trump in the White House. On one side, Trump's endless stoking of political grievances — and claims that November's presidential election was "stolen" from him — spilled over last week into a mob storming the US Capitol. They did so in the forlorn hope of …

Shawgi Tell (2021-01-17). Cyber Charter Schools: Neoliberals Determined to Commodify More Students. dissidentvoice.org The parasitic seizure of social wealth by the rich has intensified in recent years and promises to increase in 2021. While the stock market soars to artificial new heights, the productive sector of the economy continues to steadily disintegrate, leaving the financial oligarchy with fewer options to maximize profit over time. This in turn is …

Peoples Dispatch (2021-01-17). Dispatches from the Congo: Lumumba lives! peoplesdispatch.org In the first episode of our new show, Dispatches from the Congo, we take a look the life and legacy of the iconic Patrice Lumumba on the anniversary of his martyrdom…

teleSUR (2021-01-17). The Economy Took Center Stage in Ecuador's Presidential Debate. telesurenglish.net On Saturday night, 16 presidential candidates attended a mandatory debate organized by the National Electoral Council (CNE). | RELATED: | Their debate is scheduled to take place over two days and will cover four topics: health, education, and vulnerable groups; economy and employment; corruption and democratic institutions; and international relations and human rights. | The candidates were divided into two groups of e…

Clean Energy Wire (2021-01-17). 7 Million more Germans resolve to power Homes with Wind, Solar in 2021: 15% already Do. juancole.com By Kerstine Appunn | — Many Germans are starting the new year with "climate resolutions" — around 24 percent of them want to make more use of environmentally-friendly means of transport, 13 percent want to switch to a vegetarian or vegan diet and 9 percent plan to switch to green electricity in 2021, a poll …

Max Parry (2021-01-17). The Russian Revolution: Separating Truth From Myth. dissidentvoice.org There is a deceitful and ahistorical myth that frequently resurfaces in right-wing circles seeking to discredit socialism with lies about the Russian Revolution. No matter how many times it has been invalidated as fabrication, the reactionary mythos endures. As might be expected, the author is referring to the preposterous claim that American capitalists — or …

Steven Sahiounie (2021-01-17). Aleppo: Industrial Capital of Syria Rises from the Ashes. globalresearch.ca Saint Simeon, on the outskirts of Aleppo, was the largest church in the world in the fifth century. After Islam arrived in Syria, the country has remained a dense mixture of cultures and faiths, living in tolerance and cooperation until …

Waging Nonviolence (2021-01-17). Why We need to prepare for ongoing insurrectionary violence and address its root causes. juancole.com By Maria J. Stephan | — ( Waging Nonviolence ) — Following the Jan. 6 insurrectionary attack on the U.S. Capitol and on the country, the FBI has warned of violent actions being planned in all 50 states and D.C. nationwide next week. Last week's assault, which was incited by Donald Trump, enabled by GOP …

teleSUR (2021-01-17). Peru: Ex-President Vizcarra Barred From Run for Congress. telesurenglish.net Lima's Special Electoral Jury (JEE) excluded Peru's former President Martin Vizcarra's (2018-2020) candidacy for Congress over the omission of information about his personal incomes. | RELATED: | The JEE concluded that Vizcarra did not specify all the information about the incomes received from the company Agrotecnica Estuquiña SA, of which he has 30 percent of the share. | Ex-Congresswoman Yeni Vilcatoma made the banning…

Dr. Rudolf Hà§nsel (2021-01-17). Call for Action: The Necessary Struggle of the Personal Conscience Against "The New World Order" globalresearch.ca What could be more natural than to enjoy and draw strength from the wisdom of great European poets and thinkers such as Goethe, Schiller, Rolland or Camus? Are we not all — every single one! — urgently called upon to …

Subodh Varma (2021-01-17). India faces grim jobs crisis: 17 million jobs lost in past year. peoplesdispatch.org In the three months from September 2020 alone, 9 million people lost their jobs. A breakdown of job losses shows that younger people and women have borne the brunt…

teleSUR (2021-01-17). Death Toll of Indonesia's Earthquake Rises To 73. telesurenglish.net The death toll of a 6.2-magnitude earthquake that struck Indonesia's West Sulawesi province has risen to 73, with over 27,000 people taking shelters, the National Disaster Management Agency said on Sunday. | RELATED: | A total of 67 bodies were retrieved in Mamuju city. The rest were in Majene district, the agency's spokesman Raditya Jati said, adding that the jolts forced 27,850 residents to flee home and take shelters in 25 evac…

Mary Elizabeth Williams (2021-01-16). Andrew Yang "can't imagine" my New York City pandemic life. salon.com The mayoral candidate doesn't know that I'm the "lucky" one, though…

news.un (2021-01-16). First Person: Syrian refugee makes cheese to survive the pandemic. news.un.org Syrian refugee Fatima Hussein Al Ahmad, a mother of four, lives on a farm with 50 other workers in Sahba, Jordan. COVID-19 travel restrictions meant that didn't work for two months in 2020, and feeding her family became a daily struggle.

news.un (2021-01-16). First Person: Cheese proves key to survival for Syrian refugee family amid pandemic. news.un.org Syrian refugee Fatima Hussein Al Ahmad, a mother of four, lives on a farm with 50 other workers in Sahba, Jordan. COVID-19 travel restrictions meant that didn't work for two months in 2020, and feeding her family became a daily struggle.

Peoples Dispatch (2021-01-16). Peruvian healthcare workers strike for rights. peoplesdispatch.org In this episode of Around the World in 8 Minutes we take you to Peru, where healthcare workers have embarked on an indefinite strike. We also take you to India, where farmers continue their protest for the withdrawal of the three controversial farm laws and a segment from Brasil de Fato on the future of the COVID-19 vaccine in Brazil.

sputniknews (2021-01-16). Migrant Caravan Heads to US From Honduras, Calls on Biden Administration to 'Honor Its Commitments'. sputniknews.com On Tuesday, the outgoing US president, Donald Trump, known for his tough stance on immigration, warned that if his policies are reversed, as Biden has pledged to do, "a tidal wave" of illegal migration will follow.

Peoples Dispatch (2021-01-16). A new migrant caravan leaves from Honduras for the US. peoplesdispatch.org Over 3,000 Hondurans have embarked on a perilous journey to the US in the absence of a response from the far-right government of President Juan Orlando Hernández to the socio-economic crisis in the country…

MEE correspondent (2021-01-16). Yemen: UN condemnation of Houthi terror designation sparks campaign against envoy. middleeasteye.net Yemen: UN condemnation of Houthi terror designation sparks campaign against envoy | UN special envoy to Yemen accused by government supporters of taking sides, while others warn of humanitarian issues at stake | Sat, 01/16/2021 – 16: 24 | Martin Griffiths, centre, the UN special envoy for Yemen, arrives at Sanaa international airport on 11 February 2019 (AFP) | The reaction of Martin Gr…

Martha Grevatt (2021-01-16). "Justice for Tamir Rice" workers.org On January 15 close to 100 activists from Cleveland and around the country gathered at a downtown park to demand "Justice for Tamir Rice." Tamir, a Black youth, was 12 years old when, on Nov. 22, 2014, Cleveland police officer Timothy Loehmann murdered him while he was playing with a . . . |

_____ (2021-01-16). The US Economy Could Use Some 'Overheating'. popularresistance.org Recent proposals for large-scale fiscal relief and recovery from the economic effects of COVID-19 have drawn criticism that they could lead to "overheating" of the U.S. economy. These criticisms should be ignored. Proposals under discussion—including Biden's economic plan introduced tonight—are highly unlikely to lead to any durable uptick in inflation or interest rates (the normal indicators of "overheating") and even if they did, these higher interest rates and inflation would be a welcome sign of economic healing, not something to worry about. | Warnings about economic "overheating" normally mean t…

WSWS (2021-01-16). Sri Lankan education safety committee holds well-attended online meeting. wsws.org Participants discussed the need to build a network of education action committees to stop the spread of COVID-19 and save lives.

RT (2021-01-16). 13 Israelis suffer FACIAL PARALYSIS after taking Pfizer Covid jab, amid influx of reports detailing adverse effects. rt.com At least 13 Israelis have experienced facial paralysis after being administered the Pfizer Covid-19 vaccine, a month after the US Food and Drug Administration reported similar issues but said they weren't linked to the jab. | Israel has been hailed for its speedy and efficient mass inoculation program, which has vaccinated a staggering 20 percent of the country's population since the drive For a handful of Israelis, however, the initiative has led to some unexpected health scares. At least 13 people have…

Poor People's Campaign (2021-01-16). Sunday 1/17: MLK Beloved Community Action & Prayer Gathering in Midst of COVID & Chaos w/ PPC. indybay.org Online via livestream…

WSWS (2021-01-16). Inside the COVID-19 outbreak at Lakepointe nursing home in Clinton Township, Michigan. wsws.org At least three Lakepointe residents have died from COVID-19 since Christmas, and workers say that residents who catch COVID are no longer able to be removed from the home, which has resulted in a growing outbreak that they can't contain.

RT (2021-01-16). Argentina receives second batch of Russian Sputnik V vaccine against Covid-19 (VIDEO). rt.com A plane carrying 300,000 more doses of Russia's Sputnik V vaccine against the coronavirus has landed in Argentina's capital Buenos Aires to allow the country to complete immunization of its frontline medics. | The refrigerated containers with the vaccine were delivered on Saturday from Moscow by a special flight of the Latin American country's flagship carrier, Aerolineas Argentinas. | "Those new doses represent the second component needed to conclude the vaccination after the first stage," Gines Gonzalez Garcia, Argentina's health minister, wrote on Twitter. | Llegaron al país 300.000 nuevas dosis de vacun…

RT (2021-01-16). If you want the jab, raise your Hans: German vaccine officials left with no choice but to guess people's ages from their names. rt.com German privacy law is rigorous. Forced to improvise, officials in one state sent letters to people with old-sounding names, in the hopes of inviting them to get vaccinated. | The German state of Lower Saxony began vaccinating citizens against Covid-19 at the end of December, with priority given to the elderly and vulnerable. People over the age of 80 have been sent invitations urging them to make a vaccination appointment, but the state's strict privacy laws have hampered this effort. | So, guessing based on the names' popularity, those named Hans, Klaus, or Ilse may have received invitations to get vaccinated…

Jessica Corbett, staff writer (2021-01-16). After Biden Unveils Covid-19 Relief Plan, Tlaib Doubles Down on Demand for $2,000 Monthly Payments. commondreams.org "Stop compromising the working class, and our most vulnerable neighbors," said the Michigan congresswoman. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

sputniknews (2021-01-16). Chinese Authorities Trace Coronavirus-Infected Ice Cream. sputniknews.com A number of local residents in the northeastern Chinese port of Tianjin previously bought the contaminated ice cream that had not been refrigerated at a low-enough temperature which resulted in the treat's fat content becoming a fertile environment for the COVID-19 coronavirus.

RT (2021-01-16). Divine vaccination: Covid-19 jabs administered at Salisbury Cathedral to the sounds of ancient organ. rt.com The iconic Anglican cathedral in Salisbury has become Britain's most picturesque temporary vaccination center, with shots at the 763-year-old religious site accompanied by music from an ancient organ. | On Saturday, the cathedral opened its doors to people over 80 years old, specially selected to receive the shot by the NHS. Each of the patients has been assigned their own time slot and asked to only arrive five minutes before the appointment. | A special musical program, performed on the 19th-century Father Willis organ, was put together for the occasion. The music and surroundings not only made the injection…

Sam Mellins (2021-01-16). New York Coalition Pushes 'Tax the Rich' to Raise State Revenue. zcomm.org The Invest in Our New York Campaign, involving more than 100 groups, is urging legislators to take action amid the COVID-19-induced recession…

WSWS (2021-01-16). Tens of thousands of UK National Health Service workers fall ill with COVID-19. wsws.org Nearly 50,000 health care workers have contracted the virus and thousands more are isolating or shielding.

C.P. Chandrasekhar (2021-01-16). Prepare for a surge in Global inequality. mronline.org The evidence clearly is that the Covid-crisis has upended the fiscal conservatism that has been the hallmark of the neoliberal era since the 1980s.

WSWS (2021-01-16). French government rejects lockdown as COVID-19 deaths sweep Europe. wsws.org The official policy of imposing a 6 p.m. curfew while keeping schools and nonessential production open ensures that hundreds of thousands will keep dying across Europe.

WSWS (2021-01-16). Network Meeting of the Action Committees for Safe Education: Pupils, workers and students discuss perspectives for a European-wide general strike. wsws.org In introducing the meeting, Gregor Link of the International Youth and Students for Social Equality referred to the now almost 400,000 confirmed COVID deaths in the European Union.

WSWS (2021-01-16). US State Department designates Cuba state sponsor of terrorism. wsws.org The announcement is a continuation of the rollback of Obama's normalization of relations as the island has been hit hard by COVID-19 and a deepening economic crisis.

WSWS (2021-01-16). Three million in Los Angeles County have been infected with COVID-19 as workplace outbreaks reach all-time high. wsws.org The virus is so widespread, according to the Los Angeles Times, that the infection rate has likely been slowed down by the large numbers of people who have already contracted it and developed a temporary immunity.

Peoples Dispatch (2021-01-16). COVID-19 cases in Africa exceed 3.1 million. peoplesdispatch.org The total number of COVID-19 cases in Africa exceeded 3.1 million on January 15. According to data from the Over the last two weeks alone, almost 10,000 new deaths have been recorded on the continent and the total number of cases has risen by 447,967 from the

Editor (2021-01-16). Chris Hedges : America Has the Tinder to Ignite Social Uprising. scheerpost.com The ScheerPost columnist and Pulitzer winning journalist speaks to the host of "The Jimmy Dore Show" about the storming of the Capitol and what it says about American culture.

Juan Cole (2021-01-16). America now has its own Green Zone, as Trumpian Fascism erects Racist Red Zone. juancole.com Ann Arbor (Informed Comment) — America now has its own Green Zone in downtown Washington, D.C., where the Mall is closed, the city is locked down, and protective fencing has gone up around the Capitol. You only need a Green Zone, a safe small space completely under the control of the government, if the rest …

_____ (2021-01-16). Water Protectors Chain Themselves Inside Enbridge Line 3 Pipe. popularresistance.org Minnesota – Water protectors were arrested Thursday after halting construction at a Minnesota worksite for Enbridge's Line 3 project by locking themselves together inside a pipe segment. | "After moving to Minnesota to attend college and study environmental science, I was excited to be in a place where people valued protecting the Earth and finding a viable future. What I found, however, was a state that had formed 'ambitious' climate goals yet endorsed one of the dirtiest fossil fuels, tar sands oil," water protector Abby Hornberger said in a statement. "I realized that Indigenous ways of knowing and practicing…

teleSUR (2021-01-16). Activists Demand Justice for Indigenous Leader Milagro Sala. telesurenglish.net Social movements mobilized in Jujuy province, Argentina on Saturday to demand freedom for the Indigenous activist Milagro Salas as January 16 marks the fifth anniversary of her illegal imprisonment. | RELATED: | Sala, the Tupac Amaru leader, gained nationwide notoriety for her fight against powerful conservative politicians in Jujuy province. The activist spent over three years in jail under inhumane conditions until the authori…

Melanie McFarland (2021-01-16). "One Night in Miami," Regina King's stunning directorial debut, makes icons human. salon.com In this history-based film Cassius Clay, Malcolm X, Jim Brown and Sam Cooke hung out one night and made magic…

WSWS (2021-01-16). Workers Struggles: Asia, Australia and the Pacific. wsws.org The World Socialist Web Site invites workers and other readers to contribute to this regular feature.

Liberation Staff (2021-01-16). AUDIO: The Fascist Assault and the Ruling Class Response. liberationnews.org This interview is an episode of The Socialist Program with Brian Becker, a podcast providing news and views about the world for those who want to change it. You can follow the show on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. The profound political crisis gripping the United States continues to deepen and take new twists and turns …

Kaamil Ahmed (2021-01-16). Iraqi protest leaders launch political bloc ahead of elections. middleeasteye.net Iraqi protest leaders launch political bloc ahead of elections | New party to push for demands made by protesters in 'October Revolution' upcoming in parliamentary elections | Sat, 01/16/2021 – 11: 30 | An Iraqi protester holds up a photo of Alaa al-Rikabi, who became a face of Iraq's protest movement (AFP) | A new party aimed at challenging Iraq's political class and representing the country's youth…

Staff (2021-01-16). Republicans Are Using Capitol Breach as Excuse to Promote Anti-Protest Bills. truthout.org On the heels of the U.S. Capitol breach, Republican lawmakers in five states are capitalizing on unrest and anxiety about

Staff (2021-01-16). NRA Files for Bankruptcy Months After Suit Revealed Internal Culture of Fraud. truthout.org "Thoughts and prayers." | That is what many opponents of the National Rifle Association wryly stated in response to news that the pro-gun lobby group had In a

Anand Naidoo (2021-01-16). The Heat: Social media controversy. america.cgtn.com Blocking U.S. President Trump from social media…. Was it a valid move to prevent violence or was it an assault on free speech?>

RT (2021-01-16). Frankfurt Airport evacuated in police operation. rt.com Parts of Frankfurt Airport were evacuated and closed off to the public as police conducted an operation, apparently triggered by an abandoned piece of luggage. Two suspects have reportedly been arrested. | Frankfurt Airport's Terminal 1, along with its attached regional train station, was closed on Saturday evening, as the airport's police service launched an otherwise undescribed "operation." | State and federal police were involved in the operation, and the airport police

RT (2021-01-16). Belarus risks angering US over order of advanced Russian S-400 missile system that has sparked worries for NATO warplanes. rt.com The Ministry of Defense in Belarus announced on Thursday that it is at an advanced stage of negotiations with Russia to obtain one of the world's most sophisticated anti-aircraft missile systems. | Igor Golub, the commander of the country's Air Force, told reporters that "we are continuing pre-contract work to equip our missile units that are currently using the S-300 systems with the new S-400," its more modern successor. He added that "we have already signed contracts [with Russia] for the supply of Mi-35 multifunctional attack helicopters and the second batch of Su-30SM fighter jets." | Commenting on recent…

Global Research News (2021-01-16). Selected Articles: Martin Luther King Day 2021. globalresearch.ca By January 15 is the day on which Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was born, in Atlanta, Georgia, …

Martin Hart-Landsberg (2021-01-16). The U.S. recovery on pause, December brings new job losses. mronline.org A meaningful working-class recovery from the recession seems far away.

Sasank (2021-01-16). The ugly truth of WhatsApp's user data privacy. peoplesdispatch.org Facebook's meteoric rise as one of the biggest global monopolies has been accompanied by continuous weakening of its user privacy. With WhatsApp users voting with their feet, has Facebook's past finally caught up with it?

Prabhat Patnaik (2021-01-16). Engels on the Peasant War in Germany. mronline.org At a time when peasant masses in the country are engaged in a valiant struggle for the repeal of the Central government's three infamous laws, and have laid peaceful siege to Delhi, braving rains and bitter cold, it is worth recalling Friedrich Engels' study of the peasant war in Germany in 1525, that also celebrated …

The Conversation (2021-01-16). White Supremacist Trump Backers to Storm state capitols on Jan. 20: How Defenseless are We? juancole.com By Jennifer Earl | — Americans witnessed an alarming and deadly failure in planning and policing at the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6. The FBI failed to sound intelligence alarms, including about dozens of targets on the terrorist watch list traveling to Washington, D.C. U.S. Park Police, D.C. police and the National Guard, who collectively …

Workers World Party (2021-01-16). PDF of January 14 issue. workers.org 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 . . . |

Andrew Bankson (2021-01-16). Pittsburgh mayor and DA clamp down on anti-racist activists. liberationnews.org Last week, Allegheny County District Attorney Stephen Zappala, Jr. refiled charges against 24 anti-racist activists.

_____ (2021-01-16). Black Lives Matter Protestors Charged As A Gang. popularresistance.org Maricopa County, AZ – In Washington, D.C., members of a pro-Trump mob that stormed the Capitol and killed a police officer are so far being charged mainly with disorderly conduct and unlawful entry. The man photographed with his feet on Speaker Nancy Pelosi's desk faces three charges that carry a maximum penalty of one year in prison. After the violent siege, some members of the mob simply returned to their hotel. | Many were quick to point out an apparent double standard when compared to the way police in D.C. treated Black Lives Matter protesters over the summer—like when they tear gassed protesters to cl…

Alan MacLeod (2021-01-16). Tech Giants' Power Is Scary. zcomm.org Silicon Valley corporations are far from neutral moral arbiters, and have a history of abusing their power…

Lee Camp (2021-01-16). America Condemns One Violent Mob While Celebrating Another. zcomm.org Where is the corporate media's disgust for the courtesans of corporate destruction that wreak violence on Americans daily?

news.un (2021-01-16). Peacekeepers under attack again in Mali, as one Egyptian blue helmet dies, another seriously injured. news.un.org The UN Secretary-General António Guterres has strongly condemned another fatal attack carried out against a peacekeeping convoy that left a 'blue helmet' from Egypt dead, and another seriously injured on Friday.

WSWS (2021-01-16). US government executes intellectually disabled death row prisoner Corey Johnson. wsws.org Johnson's execution was the second time in less than five weeks that the federal government executed a likely intellectually disabled death row prisoner. The US Supreme Court denied his emergency application for a stay to permit him to present evidence of his disability.

_____ (2021-01-16). UN Expert: End US Sanctions On Syria. popularresistance.org 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 depriving Syrian civilians of their basic needs. | "People shouldn't die, people shouldn't suffer, and people shouldn't fear whether they can survive after tomorrow, because they have neither medicine or food, because of the sanctions applied," Douhan says.

_____ (2021-01-16). Hot Again: 2020 Sets Yet Another Global Temperature Record. popularresistance.org Earth's rising fever hit or neared record hot temperature levels in 2020, global weather groups reported Thursday. | While NASA and a couple of other measurement groups said 2020 passed or essentially tied 2016 as the hottest year on record, more agencies, including the National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration, said last year came in a close second or third. The differences in rankings mostly turned on how scientists accounted for data gaps in the Arctic, which is warming faster than the rest of the globe. | "It's like the film 'Groundhog Day.' Another year, same story — record global warmth," said Penns…

_____ (2021-01-16). Ecuador's Election Promises Advance For Socialism In Latin America. popularresistance.org Four years after turncoat Lenin Moreno claimed the presidency and turned the country inside out, Ecuador will elect a new president on February 7, 2021. Moreno betrayed the citizen's revolution he had promised to continue, and with his approval rating somewhere between 7 percent (CEDATOS, September 2020) and 16 percent (Atlas Intel, December 2020), Moreno will not be seeking re-election. | After winning the presidency in 2017, Moreno turned his back on his predecessor and nominator Rafael Correa and double-crossed the PAIS Alliance party they both belonged to. Moreno is widely despised as a result, and the PAIS A…

_____ (2021-01-16). The Capitol Was Stormed Long Ago. popularresistance.org There are key flashpoints that define the Trump years. The escalator speech. The "total and complete shutdown." Charlottesville. But these were not qualitatively dissimilar from the bulk of his Presidential term, during which racism and violence became ubiquitous. These forces were the water we swam in—which was already the case for BIPOC and marginalized communities. But the Trump era saw these social dynamics doused in accelerant. | The aggressive war on the border, the pathological cruelty of social service cuts, or the police siege against social movements are not the only defining facets of the Trump p…

Joseph Neese (2021-01-16). The ultimate guide to achieving roast chicken greatness, with tips from three of America's top chefs. salon.com "A roast chicken dinner is a complete explanation of why we cook," according to The New York Times food editor…

David Masciotra (2021-01-16). Longtime GOP insider Mike Lofgren on his former party: "Going easy on these people will not work" salon.com Lofgren spent 28 years on Capitol Hill. Now he says Republican zealots should be crushed, banished and ostracized…

Courtney Kassel (2021-01-16). Wait, this is the best way to mince garlic?>. salon.com It it wasn't until I started professionally recipe testing that I learned the "why" behind mincing garlic…

Matthew Rozsa (2021-01-16). Human breeding of cats has made them look like they are always in pain. salon.com What if cute grumpy-faced cats are really a Cronenberg-esque eldritch horror of human genetic manipulation?>

America's Test Kitchen (2021-01-16). For a slow-cooker chili that's out of the ordinary, pair sweet potatoes with black-eyed peas. salon.com For a smoky flavor profile, we added country-style pork ribs, which become meltingly tender in the slow cooker…

Jodi McAlister (2021-01-16). What's next after "Bridgerton"? 5 romance series ripe for TV adaptation. salon.com The show's success opens up the possibility for new TV adaptations of a largely unexplored genre: romance fiction…

Ashlie D. Stevens (2021-01-16). I made the cake from "Dickinson," an underrated feat of domestic labor. salon.com The poet's blue ribbon-winning cake tells us a lot about the intersection between gender roles and respect…

news.un (2021-01-16). FROM THE FIELD: The Myanmar child workers risking their lives for stones. news.un.org Thirteen-year-old Min Min scavenges day and night for precious stones in a quarry in Hpakant, northern Myanmar, where perilous conditions have led to the deaths of many workers. With more than a million children working in the country, the UN is fighting to end child labour worldwide.

news.un (2021-01-16). Guterres welcomes Palestinian announcement of elections as 'crucial step' towards unity. news.un.org The UN Secretary-General has welcomed Friday's announcement from Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas of the first full parliamentary and presidential elections in 15 years, scheduled to begin in May.

WSWS (2021-01-16). Magia Record, Kakushigoto, Fruits Basket and Sword Art Online: A general review of anime in 2020. wsws.org A total of 140 Japanese animated television series numbering more than 1,865 episodes debuted in 2020. Our critic comments on a selection of the more popular titles.

Article Writer (2021-01-16). Issues Involving Current And Other Vaccines. indybay.org Why does 50% of the population want to be avoid vaccination injections.

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Legacy Committee (2021-01-16). 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…

Sunshine Behavioral Health (2021-01-16). Mental Health Issues Facing the Asian American Community. indybay.org

Jeff Ross (2021-01-16). Thursday 2/4: The 23rd IndieFest Opening Night Film: The Book of Vision. indybay.org *VIRTUAL EVENT* | Click Link: sfindiefest2021.eventive.org/welcome

Poor People's Campaign (2021-01-16). Monday 1/18: Call to Action: MLK Moral Monday Interfaith Service of Light, Love and Leadership w/ PPC. indybay.org Online via livestream…

Transmitter (2021-01-16). Cardiologist Bob Ostfeld And Others Criticize Paleo Diet. indybay.org Paleo diets cause diseases to humans, suffering to animals, deforestation, low food yield per acre, energy waste, etc.

reenvia Red Latina sin fronteras (2021-01-16). ECOlonialismo en Centroamèrica. indybay.org ECOlonialismo: Economà¨a Verde y reconfiguracià≤n de territorialidad en Centroamèrica…

Pierre Tristam (2021-01-16). No, Open Sedition Is Not a First Amendment Right. commondreams.org The right to protest is not in dispute. If that's all the mob had done, its rights would certainly be defensible and protected. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Jon Queally, staff writer (2021-01-16). 'Talk About a Super Spreader': Analysis Finds Online Election Misinformation Fell by 73% After Trump Barred. commondreams.org After Trump's lies disappeared from Twitter and Facebook, the dissemination of falsehoods and the conversations based on them fell dramatically. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

sputniknews (2021-01-16). Federal Police Say Frankfurt Airport Partially Closed After Man Yelled 'Allahu Akbar'. sputniknews.com BERLIN (Sputnik) – The Frankfurt Airport was partially closed on Saturday after a 38-year-old Slovenian national yelled "I will kill you all, Allahu Akbar" toward law enforcement officers in Terminal 1, the German Federal Police said.

Alleen Brown (2021-01-16). Oil Industry Reconsiders Donations to Election Deniers — but Has Its Own Big Lie. zcomm.org The fossil fuel industry pioneered massive political disinformation with climate denial. It also fed the "Stop the Steal" movement…

Belinda Barnet (2021-01-16). Google's 'experiment' hiding Australian news just shows its inordinate power. zcomm.org By just tinkering with that power, by conducting little 'experiments', it can make or break news businesses…

Kate Aronoff (2021-01-16). How to Fight Climate Change and Fascists at the Same Time. zcomm.org Democracy reform is the first step toward a sustainable future…

Albena Azmanova (2021-01-16). Lessons From the 6 January Insurrection. zcomm.org The forces that led to the evisceration of working-class security is now extending to those ensconced in historically well-paid jobs, from lawyers to IT engineers…

WSWS (2021-01-16). British government rejected visa-free EU touring for musicians to bolster hostile immigration policy. wsws.org Musicians and promoters made it clear that the devastating impact of this move will not only be felt by current performers, but also be an obstacle to emerging performers in the future.

teleSUR (2021-01-16). After User Feedback, WhatsApp Delays Changing Service Standards. telesurenglish.net "We are postponing the date when people will be asked to review and accept the new terms," Facebook's Whatsapp said in a blog post. | The company cancelled the February 8 deadline for users to accept the new rules, which include sharing their information with Facebook servers. | RELATED: | The change will be thoroughly reviewed and was delayed until May 15. The new terms were rejected by users outside of Europe who do not accept that a d…

WSWS (2021-01-16). Justice Department proposes internal investigation to cover up state involvement in January 6 coup attempt. wsws.org Although the January 6 attempt failed at seizing power, the entire political establishment is now lurching further to the right.

WSWS (2021-01-16). Fed chief pledges massive support for Wall Street will not cease. wsws.org In an interview on Thursday, Powell said there was "real sensitivity" among investors about asset purchases and the Fed did not talk about an "exit" because "markets are listening."

ProPublica (2021-01-16). "No One Took Us Seriously": Black Cops Warned About Racist Capitol Police Officers for Years. juancole.com By Joshua Kaplan and Joaquin Sapien Allegations of racism against the Capitol Police are nothing new: Over 250 Black cops have sued the department since 2001. Some of those former officers now say it's no surprise white nationalists were able to storm the building. ( ProPublica) — When Kim Dine took over as the new …

Michael Welch (2021-01-16). Wednesday, January 6, 2021: The Siege on Capitol Hill. The Impeachment of Donald Trump. globalresearch.ca "The purpose of impeachment is to get somebody out of office. If they're already out of office what's the purpose? It's all a political act, and the Establishment getting rid of a non-establishment figure who was seen as a treat …

Maria J. Stephan (2021-01-16). We need to prepare for ongoing insurrectionary violence and address its root causes. nationofchange.org Toxic polarization, in which the other side is seen as a monolithic enemy and an existential threat, is dangerous and cripples our ability to solve serious problems.

WSWS (2021-01-16). Australian government invokes "national security" to ban Chinese infrastructure investments. wsws.org In effect, Chinese investment is now being banned across most of the economy, in preparation for military conflict.

WSWS (2021-01-16). Killeen, Texas police officer shot and killed unarmed man during mental health call. wsws.org Patrick Warren, Sr. was shot multiple times in the front yard of his home as his family watched in horror.

Karl Grossman (2021-01-16). Trump and his key enablers. nationofchange.org Is the Trump nightmare finally ending?>

teleSUR (2021-01-16). US Places Sanctions on Cuba's Minister & Ministry of Interior. telesurenglish.net Without presenting any evidence, the pretext for this action is the alleged responsibility of the minister of that ministry, General Lázaro àÅlvarez Casas, in alleged violations of human rights, a pretext that the US government repeatedly uses to justify its actions against countries that do not surrender to its dictates. | RELATED: | According to an official statement by the Secretary of State, Mike Pompeo, the measure is ad…

WSWS (2021-01-16). CAMI autoworkers should reject Unifor's attempt to reopen contract with GM Canada! wsws.org Unifor may try as early as this Sunday to force through a new contract, replacing that scheduled to expire this fall.

WSWS (2021-01-16). Patients die of asphyxiation as hospitals in Manaus run out of oxygen. wsws.org An entire wing of University Hospital patients died on Thursday night due to a lack of oxygen.

Peoples Dispatch (2021-01-16). As Dutch government resigns, left calls for parliamentary inquiry. peoplesdispatch.org The Dutch government resigned two months ahead of the general election over a child care subsidy scandal in which thousands of parents were wrongly accused of fraud…

teleSUR (2021-01-16). Yoweri Museveni Re-Elected for Sixth Term in Uganda. telesurenglish.net Uganda's electoral court declared on Saturday President Yoweri Museveni as the winner of the January 14 parliamentary election, securing the continuity of his mandate which started in 1986. | RELATED: | According to the Electoral Commission Museveni won over 58.6 percent of the votes with 5.85 million while the main opponent Bobi Wine collected about 3.48 million votes, representing 34.8 percent. | Wine has refused to acce…

Jon Queally (2021-01-16). Youth climate movement demands immediate action after 'empty promises,' announces next global strike. nationofchange.org "If we don't act now, we won't even have the chance to deliver on those 2030, 2050 targets that world leaders keep on talking about."

WSWS (2021-01-16). United Steelworkers betrays Constellium strike in Alabama after weeks of isolating workers. wsws.org Following the sellout of the strike by 400 aluminum workers in Muscle Shoals, Alabama, the United Steelworkers continues to hide details of the contract.

Jon Queally (2021-01-16). 'Thoughts and prayers to the NRA': Reviled gun lobby group files for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy. nationofchange.org "The NRA's claimed financial status has finally met its moral status: bankrupt."

M.K. Bhadrakumar (2021-01-15). Germany draws another line in the sand for the U.S. mronline.org Maas underscored that Berlin "does not need to talk about European sovereignty if that is understood as us (Germany) doing everything in future the way Washington wants."

_____ (2021-01-15). National Day Of Action For Eviction Moratorium. popularresistance.org Boston, MA – As part of the National Day of Action to Prevent Evictions, City Life/Vida Urbana organized a rally called "Housing Is The Cure!" on January 13. Protesters gathered outside of the Boston Housing Court on New Chardon Street and marched to the JFK Building. Speakers included frontline residents and faith leaders. | The housing crisis has been exacerbated by the coronavirus, leaving many who have lost their jobs unable to pay rent. According to City Life, a new study from UCLA estimates that states that allowed evictions to continue this summer led to almost 11,000 preventable pandemic-related deaths.

news.un (2021-01-15). COVID-19 committee stresses need for equitable vaccine access, more data sharing. news.un.org As COVID-19 cases spike in parts of Europe, Africa and the Americas, and new variants of the virus emerge in some countries, the head of the World Health Organization (WHO) on Friday called for greater global collaboration in ending the pandemic.

news.un (2021-01-15). As COVID deaths pass two million worldwide, Guterres warns against self-defeating 'vaccinationalism'. news.un.org With more than two million lives now lost worldwide to COVID-19, the UN Secretary-General appealed on Friday for countries to work together and help each other to end the pandemic and save lives. In a video statement, Secretary-General António Guterres noted that the absence of a global coordinated effort has worsened the pandemic's deadly impact.

news.un (2021-01-15). Pandemic curbs trend towards ever-increasing migration. news.un.org Travel restrictions and other curbs to movement put in place in the light of the COVID-19 pandemic, have put a significant dent in migration figures, but the overall trend shows 100 million more people living outside their countries of origin in 2020, compared to the year 2000, a new UN report revealed on Friday.

Brett Wilkins, staff writer (2021-01-15). Sunrise Movement to Rally in NYC, Chicago, Calling on Senate Dems to Tackle Pandemic and Unemployment Crises. commondreams.org The youth-led climate action group called on Sens. Chuck Schumer and Dick Durbin to use their new majority "to deliver on the needs of the people who backed their victory." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

MEE staff (2021-01-15). Covid-19: Israeli man arrested for tricking ex into quarantine four times. middleeasteye.net Covid-19: Israeli man arrested for tricking ex into quarantine four times | Police said the suspect, a health ministry employee, sent messages on four separate occasions to his ex-girlfriend telling her she needed to isolate | Fri, 01/15/2021 – 13: 48 | An Israeli woman wearing a protective mask due to the Covid-19 pandemic sits on a park bench by feeding pigeons in Jerusalem on 16 April 2020 (2020) | An Israe…

Dean Baker (2021-01-15). Pandemic-Caused Plunge in Restaurant Jobs Leads to First Job Loss Since April. zcomm.org The pain from the recession is heavily concentrated among the long-term unemployed…

WSWS (2021-01-15). Workers Struggles: Europe, Middle East & Africa. wsws.org Around 55,000 Swedish care workers to begin industrial action today over pay, conditions and increased workload during pandemic; British gas workers plan further strikes to defend pay and conditions as Telecom workers in strike ballot.

teleSUR (2021-01-15). Honduras: 2nd Migrant Caravan of 2021 Heads to US-Mexico Border. telesurenglish.net Over 3,000 Hondurans Friday departed from San Pedro Sula to the border with Guatemala. It is the second migrant caravan to leave the country this week, hoping to reach the U.S. | RELATED: | The caravan left due to the extreme poverty and the crisis left by the pandemic and the passage of two hurricanes in November 2020. | In early Friday, the Hondurans started the walk towards the border with Guatemala, 100 kilomet…

Mark Gruenberg (2021-01-15). Coronavirus causes 35% weekly hike in jobless claim applications. peoplesworld.org WASHINGTON—More closures due to the fight against community spread of the coronavirus led to a 35% increase in combined applications for state and federal jobless aid in the week ending Jan. 9, compared to the week before, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported. BLS said 1.435 million workers sought state (1,151,015 claims) and federal pandemic …

teleSUR (2021-01-15). 6.2 Earthquake Hits Indonesia Island, at Least 42 Dead. telesurenglish.net At least 42 people died and 600 injured during a 6.2 magnitude earthquake in the Sulawesi island, Indonesia, on Friday. | RELATED: | According to the Disaster Management Agency, the natural disaster displaced over 2000 people, although the authorities carry out the damage assessment as dozens of buildings are partially or destroy. | A 6.2 magnitude earthquake hit West Sulawesi, Indonesia. | In the middle of the pandemic, team…

Dr. Ari Joffe (2021-01-15). COVID-19: Rethinking the Lockdown Groupthink. globalresearch.ca Abstract | The Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) has caused the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) worldwide pandemic in 2020. In response, most countries in the world implemented lockdowns, restricting their population's movements, work, education, gatherings, and general activities in …

WSWS (2021-01-15). How Germany's Left Party promotes herd immunity. wsws.org As was the case with the federal government in Berlin and every other state government in the pandemic, profits took precedence over human lives for the Left Party's only state premier, Bodo Ramelow in Thuringia.

Sandipan Talukdar (2021-01-15). Global warming emergency: 2020 joins 2016 as hottest year ever. peoplesdispatch.org The rise in temperature in 2020 was recorded despite a fall in global emissions due to the pandemic-induced lockdown and the absence of El Niño, which leads to a rise in temperature, that occurred in 2016…

RT (2021-01-15). Microsoft, Oracle & Co full speed ahead on Covid-19 vaccine passports, citing incipient government demand. rt.com US tech and health behemoths have joined forces to roll out yet another Covid-19 vaccination passport, dangling a return to international travel but raising more questions about the future of privacy. | Along with healthcare nonprofit Mayo Clinic, health and tech companies including Microsoft, Salesforce, and Oracle have united to form the Vaccination Credential Initiative, aimed at devising a secure "health passport" that tracks the bearer's vaccination status across borders. | In a press release on Thursday, the CEO of VCI member the Commons Project Foundation argued such passports were necessary to "safely…

Ron Jacobs (2021-01-15). Capitalism's Wolves in Sheep's Clothing. counterpunch.org Before Justin Trudeau was prime minister of Canada, right winger Stephen Harper held the position. A loud-mouthed, somewhat boorish right-winger, he attacked immigrants, the indigenous nations of Canada, working people, the environment and everyone to his left. Millions of Canadians breathed a huge sigh of relief when Harper was defeated in the 2012 elections. The overall

Sara Flounders (2021-01-15). Huelgas de hambre en tres cárceles de Nueva Jersey. workers.org Las sucias condiciones, el encarcelamiento indefinido y la escalada de infecciones por COVID han desencadenado huelgas de hambre desesperadas en tres cárceles del condado de Nueva Jersey. Cada cárcel funciona como una prisión con fines de lucro, alquilando un espacio a $120 por día para que ICE encarcele a migrantes . . . |

Fight Back (2021-01-15). MN: Progressive groups plan inauguration day rally to demand a People's Agenda. fightbacknews.org Minneapolis, MN – A broad coalition of progressive organizations will rally and march in Minneapolis on the day of the inauguration of the Biden-Harris presidency, January 20. Demonstrators will call for a People's Agenda that immediately reverses the policies of outgoing President Trump and meets the demands of working people, immigrants and oppressed nationality communities. | Protesters will gather near South High School in Minneapolis at 5 p.m. The list of demands compiled by the coalition highlighted not only the failures and racist attacks from the Trump administration, but also what they see as omissions a…

news.un (2021-01-15). Deadly earthquake hits Indonesia: Dozens killed, hundreds injured. news.un.org At least 35 people have been killed and hundreds of others injured after a 6.2 magnitude earthquake struck the West Sulawesi Province of Indonesia on Friday morning, according to the UN humanitarian coordination office (OCHA).

Peoples Dispatch (2021-01-15). Citing famine, UN urges reversal of terrorist designation for Yemen's Houthis; US refuses. peoplesdispatch.org Mark Lowcock of the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs warned that recent labeling of Houthis as a terrorist organization by the US would likely trigger a "famine on a scale we have not seen in 40 years…

Charles Pierson (2021-01-15). A Yemeni Famine Made in Washington and Riyadh. counterpunch.org Ending months of speculation, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced on January 10 that the Trump Administration would designate Yemen's Houthi rebels (Ansar Allah) as a "Foreign Terrorist Organization" (FTO). Branding the Houthis as terrorists will make it vastly more difficult for humanitarian groups to deliver desperately needed food, fuel, and medicine to 24 million

Vijay Prashad (2021-01-15). The country where liberty is a statue. mronline.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 U.S. Capitol, where the legislature sits.

Miko Peled (2021-01-15). Court Rules Palestinian Filmmaker Must Pay Damages To Israeli Soldier Who Took Part in Massacre. mintpressnews.com "Jenin, Jenin" documents a deadly Israeli assault on a Palestinian refugee camp that left hundreds of civilians dead and over fifteen hundred wounded, and its release has caused an uproar in Israeli society.

_____ (2021-01-15). Black Doctors COVID-19 Consortium Will Administer Vaccines. popularresistance.org Philadelphia's Black Doctors COVID-19 Consortium will be playing a much more hands-on role in the city's vaccine distribution efforts. | Consortium founder Dr. Ala Stanford shared on Instagram that the group — which has provided COVID-19 testing to more than 20,000 people — will be administering the vaccine to Philly's Black communities. | People can sign up through a contact form or can reach out via email at info@blackdoctorsconsortium.com. Vaccinations will be offered on a first come, first served basis. | The consortium will begin administering the vaccines when Philadelphia enters Phase 1B of its…

RT (2021-01-15). 'Unacceptable': 6 EU countries urge bloc to address Pfizer Covid-19 vaccine delays, as Canada also flags supply issues. rt.com Six EU governments have written to the bloc's executive to call for action as deliveries of Covid-19 vaccines made by Pfizer/BioNTech are being delayed, while supply issues have also been reported in Canada. | The health ministers of Sweden, Denmark, Finland, Lithuania, Latvia, and Estonia called on the EU Commission to ensure the "stability and transparency of timely deliveries" of the Pfizer jab in a letter on Friday. | "This situation is unacceptable. Not only does it impact the planned vaccination schedules, it also decreases the credibility of the vaccination process," the letter reads, according to Reute…

via Silicon Valley deBug (2021-01-15). 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.

Staff (2021-01-15). Would You Patent the Sun? Polio Vaccine Inventor Jonas Salk's Son Urges More Access to COVD Vaccine. democracynow.org The total number of deaths from COVID-19 in the U.S. is set to top 400,000 before Joe Biden's inauguration on January 20, but rollout of coronavirus vaccines has been slow, with many describing a vexing amount of red tape standing between them and the shot. We look at the development and distribution of another vaccine during the polio epidemic in the 1950s with Dr. Peter Salk, a physician and professor of infectious diseases and microbiology at the University of Pittsburgh, whose father, Dr. Jonas Salk, developed the first polio vaccine and famously declined to patent his invention. "The rest of the world and th…

RT (2021-01-15). EC president von der Leyen dares European nations to call her bluff with announcement of (mandatory?) vaccine certificates. rt.com Europeans must carry certificates proving they've been vaccinated against Covid-19 to travel, EC president Ursula von der Leyen told Portuguese media – likely shocking Europeans who'd never heard of such a rule. | Von der Leyen sprung the idea of a "mutually recognized vaccination certificate" as a "medical requirement" for travel on Thursday in the course of praising a similar plan outlined to her in a letter from Greek PM Kyriakos Mitsotakis. | "It is a medical requirement to have a certificate proving that you have been vaccinated," von der Leyen told Portuguese reporters. | While Mitsotakis' plan was not m…

Eve Ottenberg (2021-01-15). Here We Go Again: Botching the Vaccine Rollout. counterpunch.org At the rate we're vaccinating against covid in the U.S., it will take 10 years for the entire population to receive shots. To counter this, on January 12, the Trump regime announced that it would expand vaccination, regardless of whether second doses are available. Biden had earlier said he would do this too. The reasons

Staff (2021-01-15). Polio Vaccine Inventor Jonas Salk's Son Urges More Access to COVID Vaccination. truthout.org The total number of deaths from COVID-19 in the U.S. is set to top 400,000 before Joe Biden's inauguration on January 20, but rollout of coronavirus vaccines has been slow, with many describing a vexing amount of red tape standing between them and the shot. We look at the development and distribution of another vaccine during the polio epidemic in the 1950s with Dr. Peter Salk, a physician and professor of infectious diseases and microbiology at the University of Pittsburgh, whose father, Dr. J…

Makia Freeman (2021-01-15). The mRNA COVID Vaccine Is Not a Vaccine. globalresearch.ca It's NOT a vaccine. The mRNA COVID vaccine now being militarily deployed in many nations around the world, is NOT a vaccine. I repeat: it is not a vaccine. It is many things indeed, but a vaccine is not one …

Staff (2021-01-15). Would You Patent the Sun? Polio Vaccine Inventor Jonas Salk's Son Urges More Access to COVID Vaccine. democracynow.org The total number of deaths from COVID-19 in the U.S. is set to top 400,000 before Joe Biden's inauguration on January 20, but rollout of coronavirus vaccines has been slow, with many describing a vexing amount of red tape standing between them and the shot. We look at the development and distribution of another vaccine during the polio epidemic in the 1950s with Dr. Peter Salk, a physician and professor of infectious diseases and microbiology at the University of Pittsburgh, whose father, Dr. Jonas Salk, developed the first polio vaccine and famously declined to patent his invention. "The rest of the world and th…

RT (2021-01-15). Covid clampdown: UK closing ALL travel corridors in bid to block new virus variants arriving from overseas. rt.com The UK will shut all of its remaining international travel corridors from 4am GMT on Monday until at least February 15, in a bid to shield the country from new coronavirus variants, Prime Minister Boris Johnson said on Friday. | The decision means that from next week, any UK-bound arrivals will have to self-isolate for 10 days as soon as they enter the country, unless they can provide a negative test result after five days in quarantine. | Passengers must also be able to provide a negative Covid-19 test 72 hours before leaving their country of origin, and a completed Passenger Locator Form, which airline staff…

Anand Naidoo (2021-01-15). The Heat: U.S. battles COVID-19 Crisis. america.cgtn.com COVID-19 rages across the United States as the number of people who have died from the virus in the country closes in on 400,000. While the last week here in Washington has been dominated by the attack on the U.S. Capitol and the impeachment of …

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 …

teleSUR (2021-01-15). U.S. Weekly Jobless Claims Soar To Nearly 1 Million. telesurenglish.net The U.S. Labor Department on Thursday reported that initial jobless claims in the United States soared to 965,000 last week, showing severe disruption to the labor market recovery by COVID-19 spikes. | RELATED: | In the week ending Jan. 9, the number of citizens filing for unemployment benefits jumped by 181,000 from the previous week's downwardly revised level of 784,000, as reported by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS).

Staff (2021-01-15). Neo-fascists found their voice in Trump. Where will the left's voice come from? therealnews.com With COVID-19 still raging and Biden's inauguration around the corner, Warnock and Ossoff win big in Georgia, Trumpist insurgents storm the U.S. Capitol, and Democrats and Republicans seethe with internal strife. What's next?

Dan Beeton (2021-01-15). "Brazil is Broken": Bolsonaro, COVID, and the Looming Return to Austerity. cepr.net As the New Year begins and Brazil officially passes 200,000 COVID deaths, far-right Brazilian president Jair Bolsonaro announced with his characteristic bluntness: "Brazil is broken. I can't do anything." While blaming the media for exaggerating the threat of the coronavirus, Bolsonaro complained that COVID had prevented him from further pursuing the structural adjustments and austerity …

WSWS (2021-01-15). UK passes 100,000 COVID-19 deaths. wsws.org The staggering loss of life was underscored, Wednesday with the Office for National Statistics confirming that 2020 saw the largest increase in excess deaths since the Second World War…

Editor (2021-01-15). EDITORIAL øPor qué el país más rico del mundo no está tan preparado? workers.org La gran pregunta que uno debe hacerse sobre la epidemia de COVID-19, —que hasta el 2 de enero ha matado a más de 1.850.000 personas en todo el mundo,— es, " øPor qué Estados Unidos no estaba preparado?" Larga fila en la despensa de alimentos de Chelsea, Massachusetts. Este es un . . . |

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Health Experts Call for Suspension of Pfizer Vaccination Among Elderly After Norway Deaths
Zero Hedge | globalresearch.ca | 2021-01-17
Update (1630ET): In what can only be described as a somewhat concerning turn of events, health experts from Wuhan, China, called on Norway and other countries to suspend the use of mRNA-based COVID-19 vaccines produced by companies such as …
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Unemployment insurance claims make biggest jump since March
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2021-01-17
San José, CA – The U.S. economy showed more signs of weakness as the COVID-19 pandemic rages and Trump's "Operation Warp Speed" vaccine rollout crashes and burns amid finger-pointing, lies and incompetence. New claims for regular state unemployment rose by more than 20% in the week ending January 9, the biggest gain since the dark days of March when the economy hit a brick wall. | The number of people actually collecting benefits also rose by 200,000 for the week ending January 2, despite more and more people being timed out of the regular state unemployment insurance programs which only pay out for six months. T…
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Vaccines: "Death by Coincidence". Robert F. Kennedy Jr
Robert F. Kennedy Jr | globalresearch.ca | 2021-01-17
Declarations by health officials and vaccine makers that deaths and injuries following COVID vaccinations are unrelated coincidences are becoming a pattern. | They're also depriving people of the information they need to make informed decisions. | The official handling last week of | …
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Would You Patent the Sun?
Peter Salk | zcomm.org | 2021-01-17
Polio Vaccine Inventor Jonas Salk's Son Urges More Access to COVID Vaccine…
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Pots and Pans Against President Bolsonaro Heard Loud in Brazil
telesurenglish.net | 2021-01-17
Hundreds of people made their pots and pan ring out to demand Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro's resignation due to his response to the COVID-19 pandemic. | RELATED: | Brazil: Manaus City on Curfew Over the Sanitary Crisis | The protest was driven by the chaotic situation in the state of Amazonas, where its capital Manaus experienced a serious lack of hospital beds and oxygen to treat patients. | Shouting "Genocide" and "Get out Bolsonaro," loud protests were seen in the largest citie…
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Single Payer: Which Way Forward?
Ed Grystar | dissidentvoice.org | 2021-01-17
To say that there's a political disconnect in the fight for a national single payer health care delivery system is to state the obvious. The struggle for M4ALL has grown due to decades of grassroots organizing alongside the gradual worsening of Americans' health insurance coverage, with support now reaching 70% in the general public as …
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Single Payer: Which Way Forward?
Ed Grystar | dissidentvoice.org | 2021-01-17
To say that there's a political disconnect in the fight for a national single payer health care delivery system is to state the obvious. The struggle for M4ALL has grown due to decades of grassroots organizing alongside the gradual worsening of Americans' health insurance coverage, with support now reaching 70% in the general public as …
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The Great Evasion
Lawrence Wittner | zcomm.org | 2021-01-17
Two related events–the 75th anniversary of the January 24, 1946 UN General Assembly Resolution 1 (which established a commission to plan for the abolition of nuclear weapons) and the January 22, 2021 entry into force of the UN Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons (designed to finally implement that goal)–should be a cause for Read…
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Qatar blockade ends: Egypt to resume flights to Doha, opening economic doors
MEE staff | middleeasteye.net | 2021-01-17
Qatar blockade ends: Egypt to resume flights to Doha, opening economic doors | Resumption of flights brings economic opportunities for both countries amid the Covid-19 pandemic | MEE staff | Sun, 01/17/2021 – 15: 12 | An Egypt Air Embraer 170 aircraft on the tarmac at Cairo International Airport, while another plane takes off, on 15 January 2021 (AFP) | Egyptian national carrier EgyptAir says it will start operating direc…
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Australian father and son released by Qatar after months jailed without charge
MEE and agencies | middleeasteye.net | 2021-01-17
Australian father and son released by Qatar after months jailed without charge | Advocacy group says the two men, one a professor who had been on Doha's Covid-19 task force, were secretly detained and tortured | MEE and agencies | Sun, 01/17/2021 – 09: 59 | Professor Lukman Thalib (right) received a teaching award at Qatar University in 2018. He is a public health expert and helped Qatar with its Covid-19 re…
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The Sheep Syndrome
Peter Koenig | globalresearch.ca | 2021-01-17
Today and during the last few days new "measures" — restrictions of freedom imposed by governments for reasons of "public health security", i. e. preventing the spread of covid infections — have been tightened throughout Europe. Literally, these treacherous governments …
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US California Coronavirus Cases Close To 3 Mln
telesurenglish.net | 2021-01-17
U.S. California counties reported 32,904 new cases of COVID-19 and 418 new deaths Saturday for a total of 2,951,682 cases and 33,391 deaths in the state, according to a report by Bay Area News Group on Sunday. | The total number of cases stood at 334,505 in the Bay Area and 3,342 people have died from the virus, the report said. | RELATED: | Brazil: Manaus City on Curfew Over the Sanitary Crisis | Santa Clara County has reported 1,060 deaths and a total of 91,466 cases. In San Francisco…
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New Orleans FRSO announces MLK Day Virtual Rally
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2021-01-17
New Orleans, LA – Freedom Road Socialist Organization (FRSO) will host a Martin Luther King Day Virtual Rally this Monday, January 18. In support of a call from the National Alliance Against Racist and Political Repression, New Orleans FRSO demands a mass release from prisons during the deadly COVID-19 pandemic. The rally will also demand justice for Jacob Blake and an end to police crimes everywhere. The gathering will take place over Zoom, as the city recently transitioned to stricter COVID safety measures. | After a long holiday season, this will be an opportunity for the community to regroup. "I'm just excite…
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After the Pandemic Subsides, We May See a Third Wave of the Arab Spring
Staff | truthout.org | 2021-01-17
We are in the midst of the 10th anniversary of the 2011 Arab Spring. While most of the revolts suffered terrible defeats, the revolutionary process in the region did not come to an end, as waves of struggle exploded in country after country even amid today's pandemic and global recession. | Gilbert Achcar is a professor of development studies and international relations at SOAS University of London. His most recent books are Marxism, Orientalism, Cosmopolitanism (2013), The People Want: A Radical E…
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Sunday 1/17: The Farmer's Movement in India
Eugene E Ruyle | indybay.org | 2021-01-17
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The Indonesian Massacres of 1965-1966
Ben Terrall | counterpunch.org | 2021-01-17
Of all the tragic events of the 20th Century, the 1965-1966 campaign of mass killing in Indonesia is among the least known in the U.S. Researchers estimate that the Washington-backed Indonesian military and its civilian militias killed up to one million people. Around a million others were arbitrarily imprisoned with little to no legal process,…
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Thirty years Ago. The 1991 Gulf War: The Massacre of Withdrawing Soldiers on "The Highway of Death"
Joyce Chediac | globalresearch.ca | 2021-01-17
I want to give testimony on what are called the "highways of death." These are the two Kuwaiti roadways, littered with remains of 2,000 mangled Iraqi military vehicles, and the charred and dismembered bodies of tens of thousands of …
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Revisiting the Indonesian Massacres of 1965-1966
Ben Terrall | counterpunch.org | 2021-01-17
Of all the tragic events of the 20th Century, the 1965-1966 campaign of mass killing in Indonesia is among the least known in the U.S. Researchers estimate that the Washington-backed Indonesian military and its civilian militias killed up to one million people. Around a million others were arbitrarily imprisoned with little to no legal process,…
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Preview of Biden's Foreign Policy Shifts
M. K. Bhadrakumar | globalresearch.ca | 2021-01-17
In his first media interview, the incoming US National Security Adviser Jake Sullivan has given a preview of Joe Biden administration's foreign policy directions in regard of Russia, Iran and China. Major shifts can be expected in the policies …
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Migrant Caravan Heads To United States From Honduras
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2021-01-17
On Tuesday, the outgoing US president, Donald Trump, known for his tough stance on immigration, warned that if his policies are reversed, as Biden has pledged to do, "a tidal wave" of illegal migration will follow. | A migrant caravan of reportedly thousands is heading to the United States from Honduras, asking the incoming Biden administration to "honor its commitments", apparently referring to the president-elect's pledges to reverse most of Trump's immigration policies, according to media reports. | According to a statement issued by the migrant rights group Pueblo Sin Fronteras ["People Without Borders"], and…
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Guatemala Prevents Honduran Migrants From Heading To US Border
telesurenglish.net | 2021-01-17
Guatemala's Military forces Sunday prevented the passage of more than 6,000 Honduran migrants who were trying to continue their way to the Mexico-U.S. border. | RELATED: | El Salvador, Honduras, Guatemala, Mexico Sign Immigration Deal | Guatemala's Migration Institute (GIM) Director Guillermo Diaz reported that between 7,000 and 8,000 migrants had crossed the border since Friday, highlighting that 992 migrants were deported, 163 of which were minors. | Violent clashes were seen b…
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Billionaires add $1tn to net worth during pandemic as their workers struggle
Michael Sainato | zcomm.org | 2021-01-17
Companies' attempts at hazard pay have been paltry and fleeting as employees are threatened for protesting working conditions…
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Scores killed in militia raid in Sudan's Darfur
Kaamil Ahmed | middleeasteye.net | 2021-01-17
Scores killed in militia raid in Sudan's Darfur | The attack on an IDP camp reportedly killed at least 48 people, weeks after UN voted to withdraw peacekeeping mission | Kaamil Ahmed | Sun, 01/17/2021 – 10: 41 | Sudanese forces stationed in El-Geneina in 2016 (AFP/File photo) | At least 48 people have been killed in ongoing militia attacks around a camp for internally displaced people (IDP) in Darfur's El-Geneina ci…
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Mr. Assange never published false information
Christian Kliver and Nils Melzer | indybay.org | 2021-01-17
Mr. Assange did not hack or steal any of the information he released. Whether we may agree or disagree with his publications, they can in no way be considered a crime. Prosecuting Mr. Assange would amount to "shooting the ambassador" rather than correcting the problem he exposed.
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The Jewish Supremacist State
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2021-01-17
The respected Israeli human rights organization, B'Tselem, has now officially reached this conclusion: "[T]he entire area between the Mediterranean Sea and the Jordan River is organized under a single principle: advancing and cementing the supremacy of one group–Jews–over another–Palestinians"; "A regime that uses laws, practices and organized violence to cement the supremacy of one group over another is an apartheid regime." | The B'Tselem position paper focuses on four aspects of Israeli apartheid. Two aspects–Jewish-only immigration and Jewish-only land development–operate in the…
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International Support Continues for Protesting Farmers in India
Colin Todhunter | dissidentvoice.org | 2021-01-17
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 in India. The letter was signed by more than 100 MPs and Lords and had …
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International Support Continues for Protesting Farmers in India
Colin Todhunter | dissidentvoice.org | 2021-01-17
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 in India. The letter was signed by more than 100 MPs and Lords and had …
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Martin Luther King's Revolutionary Dream Deferred
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2021-01-17
We kill the most beautiful among us–anyone, it seems, who reveals the nastier, brutish elements of American society and has the audacity to imagine, demand even, a better path: peace, unity and tolerance. Abraham Lincoln, Bobby Kennedy, Martin Luther King and so many others. | This year marks the 50th anniversary of King's tragic assassination, and though countless publications will brim with commemorations and retrospectives of this misunderstood icon, most will miss the mark. Long ago co-opted and sanitized by mainstream political figures, the King of memory bears little resemblance to the radical, comple…
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New York Bans Glyphosate Use On Public Property
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2021-01-17
The move is an important recognition by the nation's fourth most populous state that the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is not adequately protecting people and the environment from hazardous pesticides (pesticide is an umbrella term that includes insecticides, herbicides, fungicides, etc). However, the law's ability to improve these protections will depend significantly upon the management approach that replaces glyphosate use. | "A transition away from Roundup and other glyphosate-based pesticides must reject the use of regrettable substitutes, and embrace sound organic principles and practices," said Jay…
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The FCC And States Must Ban Digital Redlining
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2021-01-17
The rollout of fiber broadband will never make it to many communities in the US. That's because large, national ISPs are currently laying fiber primarily focused on high-income users to the detriment of the rest of their users. The absence of regulators has created a situation where wealthy end users are getting fiber, but predominantly low-income users are not being transitioned off legacy infrastructure. The result being "digital redlining" of broadband, where wealthy broadband users are getting the benefits of cheaper and faster Internet access through fiber, and low-income broadband users are being left behin…
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Mariame Kaba Talks Abolition, Mutual Aid And Campus Police
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2021-01-17
Activist and prison-industrial complex abolitionist Mariame Kaba celebrated the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. by praising NU Community Not Cops and speaking to the importance of mutual aid and political organizing in Wednesday's MLK Dream Week virtual keynote. | The keynote, which was broadcast to over 1,000 attendees, began with a virtual performance of "Lift Every Voice and Sing" by Northwestern Community Ensemble members and alumni. Kaba then delivered her speech in which she laid out core tenets of abolitionist practice, tying the current movement to King's principles. | "Abolitionists have a lot to le…
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Disenfranchisement: An American Tradition
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2021-01-17
During the 2020 election, liberal pundits and politicians repeatedly warned that democracy was "on the line," "at stake," "in peril," and facing "an existential threat." There was occasion for the hyperbolic language: Donald Trump and his Republican allies orchestrated an unprecedented assault on the integrity of U.S. elections by, to list just a few examples, promulgating ludicrous lies about voter fraud, obstructing early mail-in voting, encouraging vigilante voter intimidation, and constricting access to polls. But critics risk succumbing to a liberal version of "Make America Great Again" nostalgia if they ass…
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Apache Stronghold Lawsuit Over Oak Flat Halts Transfer To Mining Company
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2021-01-17
Apache Stronghold, on behalf of traditional Apache religious and cultural leaders, placed a lien on Oak Flat on Wednesday, January 13, with the Pinal County Recorder's Office. The lien prevents the planned transfer of Oak Flat, or Chi'chil Bildagoteel, to a foreign mining company until the recently filed ongoing Apache Stronghold lawsuit is finalized. | The lien and one of the lawsuit claims are based on the Treaty of Santa Fe of 1852 between the United States and the Apache which promises that Apache lands, at the center of which lies Chi'chil Bildagoteel, are to remain in Apache ownership. The Treaty of Santa F…
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From Paul Ryan to Nikki Haley: GOP Nightmare of Senate Budget Chair Bernie Sanders About to Come True
Jon Queally, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2021-01-17
"When Republicans controlled the Senate they used the reconciliation process to provide huge tax breaks for the rich and large corporations," said Sanders on Saturday. "We're going to use reconciliation to protect working families, the sick and the poor." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
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Denial of American Fascism Has Cost Us Dearly
Zolt√°n Grossman | commondreams.org | 2021-01-17
The inconvenient truths about fascism, like learning about the climate and health crises, could lead us to actually shift our beliefs and lives. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
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Lindsey Graham Excoriated for Arguing Accountability for Trump Would Be Divisive and Vengeful
Jon Queally, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2021-01-17
"How do you lecture about 'unity' and 'healing' after seeking to end American democracy?"asked one Democratic member of Congress in response. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
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'A Jim Crow Relic That Must Be Abolished': Demand to End Filibuster Grows
Jon Queally, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2021-01-17
"Do Senate Democrats want to keep the filibuster or do they want to pass comprehensive democracy, anti-corruption, and voting rights legislation to realize the promise of a multi-racial democracy?" said one progressive organizer. "I don't see a way they can do both." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
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Lindsey Graham Excoriated for Equating Trump Accountability With Divisive 'Vengeance'
Jon Queally, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2021-01-17
"How do you lecture about 'unity' and 'healing' after seeking to end American democracy?" asked one Democratic member of Congress in response. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
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Learn From Georgia
Laura Flanders | zcomm.org | 2021-01-17
Over slow generations, they built a broad enough "we" and an effective bottom up force that formed not just a victorious voting block this year, but a caring community dedicated explicitly to dismantling white supremacy…
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Illinois Will End Cash Bail — and Limit Use of High-Tech Incarceration
Isaac Scher | zcomm.org | 2021-01-17
Reformers typically propose predictive algorithms and electronic monitoring as alternatives to money bail. Illinois is different…
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'Deaths of despair' point to working-class calamity
Douglas Todd | zcomm.org | 2021-01-17
Many working-class Americans, and Canadians, are falling rapidly to 'deaths of despair,' characterized by suicide and chronic drug and alcohol use…
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Bernie Sanders Is About to Become the Chair of the Senate Budget Committee
Staff | truthout.org | 2021-01-17
The long-held Republican nightmare that a champion of working-class people and the common good — one who has dedicated his political career to curbing poverty and injustice while denouncing corporate greed, endless war, and the cruelty of a for-profit health system that leaves millions upon millions uninsured or without affordable access to care — would assume the powerful position of chairing the Senate Budget Committee is about to become reality. | "Time to face the harsh reality,…
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Trump May be on Trial, but the System that Produced Him Will be Acquitted
Jonathan Cook | dissidentvoice.org | 2021-01-17
It is a fitting end to four years of Donald Trump in the White House. On one side, Trump's endless stoking of political grievances — and claims that November's presidential election was "stolen" from him — spilled over last week into a mob storming the US Capitol. They did so in the forlorn hope of …
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Trump May be on Trial, but the System that Produced Him Will be Acquitted
Jonathan Cook | dissidentvoice.org | 2021-01-17
It is a fitting end to four years of Donald Trump in the White House. On one side, Trump's endless stoking of political grievances — and claims that November's presidential election was "stolen" from him — spilled over last week into a mob storming the US Capitol. They did so in the forlorn hope of …
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Friday 1/22: Vigil Opposing Nuclear Weapons
Ecumenical Peace Institute | indybay.org | 2021-01-17
UC Berkeley West Gate lawn, Oxford & Addison…
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Friday 1/22: Vigil Opposing Nuclear Weapons
Ecumenical Peace Institute | indybay.org | 2021-01-17
UC Berkeley West Gate lawn, Oxford & Addison…
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2021 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day in California
Governor Newsom | indybay.org | 2021-01-17
May 2021 closes out the 50th Anniversary Year of MLK Library in an underserved area of the Capitol of the Great State of California. MLK 50, Golden Anniversary will carry his prophetic message throughout Sacramento County and beyond year round. Apathetic slumber is over and genuine equality on the short horizon, Spring 2021.
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5 Of The Issues In Which The Mayor is On The Wrong Side
Question Unjust Authority | indybay.org | 2021-01-17
Shutdown of restaurants, denial of 1st amendment rights of assembly and of worship, coverup of Hunters Point radiation, CCSF… 5 issues in which the mayor seems to be on the wrong side…
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Tuesday 1/19: "Miss Representation": Screening & Panel on Women's Representation in Media & Leadership
The Representation Project | indybay.org | 2021-01-17
FREE virtual screening…
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Thursday 1/21: Black and White: The Double Standard in the Capitol Hill Siege w/ Alicia Garza & Rep. Lee
INFORUM program at The Commonwealth Club | indybay.org | 2021-01-17
Online event via livestream…
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Thoughts About The Government Murder Known As Execution
End Terre Haute Murder | indybay.org | 2021-01-17
3/5 of the US, 60%, support abolition of the death penalty.
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The 2020 Worldwide Corona Crisis: Destroying Civil Society, Engineered Economic Depression, Global Coup d'État and the "Great Reset"
Prof Michel Chossudovsky | globalresearch.ca | 2021-01-17
We are at the crossroads of one of the most serious crises in modern history. We are living history, yet our understanding of the flow of events since January 2020 has been blurred. Worldwide, people have been misled both by their governments and the media.
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Thirty Years Ago: The Gulf War
Manlio Dinucci | globalresearch.ca | 2021-01-17
Thirty years ago, in the early hours of January 17, 1991, Operation "Desert Storm" began in the Persian Gulf, this war against Iraq opened the sequence of wars after the Cold War. The USA and its allies launched it at …
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Dispatches from the Congo: Lumumba lives!
Peoples Dispatch | peoplesdispatch.org | 2021-01-17
In the first episode of our new show, Dispatches from the Congo, we take a look the life and legacy of the iconic Patrice Lumumba on the anniversary of his martyrdom…
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India faces grim jobs crisis: 17 million jobs lost in past year
Subodh Varma | peoplesdispatch.org | 2021-01-17
In the three months from September 2020 alone, 9 million people lost their jobs. A breakdown of job losses shows that younger people and women have borne the brunt…
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7 Million more Germans resolve to power Homes with Wind, Solar in 2021: 15% already Do
Clean Energy Wire | juancole.com | 2021-01-17
By Kerstine Appunn | — Many Germans are starting the new year with "climate resolutions" — around 24 percent of them want to make more use of environmentally-friendly means of transport, 13 percent want to switch to a vegetarian or vegan diet and 9 percent plan to switch to green electricity in 2021, a poll …
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The Economy Took Center Stage in Ecuador's Presidential Debate
telesurenglish.net | 2021-01-17
On Saturday night, 16 presidential candidates attended a mandatory debate organized by the National Electoral Council (CNE). | RELATED: | Meet the Main Candidates in Ecuador's Presidential Elections | Their debate is scheduled to take place over two days and will cover four topics: health, education, and vulnerable groups; economy and employment; corruption and democratic institutions; and international relations and human rights. | The candidates were divided into two groups of e…
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Call for Action: The Necessary Struggle of the Personal Conscience Against "The New World Order"
Dr. Rudolf Hà§nsel | globalresearch.ca | 2021-01-17
What could be more natural than to enjoy and draw strength from the wisdom of great European poets and thinkers such as Goethe, Schiller, Rolland or Camus? Are we not all — every single one! — urgently called upon to …
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Aleppo: Industrial Capital of Syria Rises from the Ashes
Steven Sahiounie | globalresearch.ca | 2021-01-17
Saint Simeon, on the outskirts of Aleppo, was the largest church in the world in the fifth century. After Islam arrived in Syria, the country has remained a dense mixture of cultures and faiths, living in tolerance and cooperation until …
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Cyber Charter Schools: Neoliberals Determined to Commodify More Students
Shawgi Tell | dissidentvoice.org | 2021-01-17
The parasitic seizure of social wealth by the rich has intensified in recent years and promises to increase in 2021. While the stock market soars to artificial new heights, the productive sector of the economy continues to steadily disintegrate, leaving the financial oligarchy with fewer options to maximize profit over time. This in turn is …
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Cyber Charter Schools: Neoliberals Determined to Commodify More Students
Shawgi Tell | dissidentvoice.org | 2021-01-17
The parasitic seizure of social wealth by the rich has intensified in recent years and promises to increase in 2021. While the stock market soars to artificial new heights, the productive sector of the economy continues to steadily disintegrate, leaving the financial oligarchy with fewer options to maximize profit over time. This in turn is …
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Why We need to prepare for ongoing insurrectionary violence and address its root causes
Waging Nonviolence | juancole.com | 2021-01-17
By Maria J. Stephan | — ( Waging Nonviolence ) — Following the Jan. 6 insurrectionary attack on the U.S. Capitol and on the country, the FBI has warned of violent actions being planned in all 50 states and D.C. nationwide next week. Last week's assault, which was incited by Donald Trump, enabled by GOP …
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How the Left Got Where It Is in Venezuela
Chris Gilbert | counterpunch.org | 2021-01-17
By the end of Hugo Chávez's presidency, a vague social contract had come to exist in Venezuela. It was not unlike the social contract which sustained real socialism for many decades, as described by Michael Lebowitz in his book Contradictions of Real Socialism. Both situations involved a vanguard that guaranteed a certain level of welfare…
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Farmers in protest: Learning from the past and creating history with a real definition of nationalism
Chaman Lal | mronline.org | 2021-01-17
"The nationalists to be effective must harness the nation into action, into revolt…. The nation will stir itself to action only on assurance of nationalization. i.e…. Freedom from slavery of Imperialist–capitalists." –Bhagat Singh…
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Death Toll of Indonesia's Earthquake Rises To 73
telesurenglish.net | 2021-01-17
The death toll of a 6.2-magnitude earthquake that struck Indonesia's West Sulawesi province has risen to 73, with over 27,000 people taking shelters, the National Disaster Management Agency said on Sunday. | RELATED: | 6.2 Earthquake Hits Indonesia Island, at Least 42 Dead | A total of 67 bodies were retrieved in Mamuju city. The rest were in Majene district, the agency's spokesman Raditya Jati said, adding that the jolts forced 27,850 residents to flee home and take shelters in 25 evac…
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Stop Press: I'm Converted
T.P. Wilkinson | dissidentvoice.org | 2021-01-17
Mass celebration after a year of coronation (Ihoto credit: Pedro K) As those who have followed my published remarks in these pages might remember, I have always been sceptical about what one or more insistent author here and everywhere has told us about the immanent end of life as we know on the planet, Earth …
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The Russian Revolution: Separating Truth From Myth
Max Parry | dissidentvoice.org | 2021-01-17
There is a deceitful and ahistorical myth that frequently resurfaces in right-wing circles seeking to discredit socialism with lies about the Russian Revolution. No matter how many times it has been invalidated as fabrication, the reactionary mythos endures. As might be expected, the author is referring to the preposterous claim that American capitalists — or …
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What is the 'boogaloo' and who are the rioters who stormed the Capitol?
The Conversation | juancole.com | 2021-01-17
By Jeff Inglis | — In the wake of the insurrection on Jan. 6, the U.S. is bracing for the possibility of additional violent demonstrations and potential riots at the U.S. Capitol and state capitol buildings around the nation. While many were in Washington, D.C., ostensibly to protest what they wrongly saw as a stolen …
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Peru: Ex-President Vizcarra Barred From Run for Congress
telesurenglish.net | 2021-01-17
Lima's Special Electoral Jury (JEE) excluded Peru's former President Martin Vizcarra's (2018-2020) candidacy for Congress over the omission of information about his personal incomes. | RELATED: | Peru's Police Exercised an Excessive Use of Force, UN Says | The JEE concluded that Vizcarra did not specify all the information about the incomes received from the company Agrotecnica Estuquiña SA, of which he has 30 percent of the share. | Ex-Congresswoman Yeni Vilcatoma made the banning…
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Stop Press: I'm Converted
T.P. Wilkinson | dissidentvoice.org | 2021-01-17
Mass celebration after a year of coronation (Ihoto credit: Pedro K) As those who have followed my published remarks in these pages might remember, I have always been sceptical about what one or more insistent author here and everywhere has told us about the immanent end of life as we know on the planet, Earth …
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Black Lives Matter Protestors Charged As A Gang
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2021-01-16
Maricopa County, AZ – In Washington, D.C., members of a pro-Trump mob that stormed the Capitol and killed a police officer are so far being charged mainly with disorderly conduct and unlawful entry. The man photographed with his feet on Speaker Nancy Pelosi's desk faces three charges that carry a maximum penalty of one year in prison. After the violent siege, some members of the mob simply returned to their hotel. | Many were quick to point out an apparent double standard when compared to the way police in D.C. treated Black Lives Matter protesters over the summer–like when they tear gassed protesters to cl…
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"One Night in Miami," Regina King's stunning directorial debut, makes icons human
Melanie McFarland | salon.com | 2021-01-16
In this history-based film Cassius Clay, Malcolm X, Jim Brown and Sam Cooke hung out one night and made magic…
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America Condemns One Violent Mob While Celebrating Another
Lee Camp | zcomm.org | 2021-01-16
Where is the corporate media's disgust for the courtesans of corporate destruction that wreak violence on Americans daily?
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13 Israelis suffer FACIAL PARALYSIS after taking Pfizer Covid jab, amid influx of reports detailing adverse effects
rt.com | 2021-01-16
At least 13 Israelis have experienced facial paralysis after being administered the Pfizer Covid-19 vaccine, a month after the US Food and Drug Administration reported similar issues but said they weren't linked to the jab. | Israel has been hailed for its speedy and efficient mass inoculation program, which has vaccinated a staggering 20 percent of the country's population since the drive began at the end of December. | For a handful of Israelis, however, the initiative has led to some unexpected health scares. At least 13 people have…
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Peruvian healthcare workers strike for rights
Peoples Dispatch | peoplesdispatch.org | 2021-01-16
In this episode of Around the World in 8 Minutes we take you to Peru, where healthcare workers have embarked on an indefinite strike. We also take you to India, where farmers continue their protest for the withdrawal of the three controversial farm laws and a segment from Brasil de Fato on the future of the COVID-19 vaccine in Brazil.
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If you want the jab, raise your Hans: German vaccine officials left with no choice but to guess people's ages from their names
rt.com | 2021-01-16
German privacy law is rigorous. Forced to improvise, officials in one state sent letters to people with old-sounding names, in the hopes of inviting them to get vaccinated. | The German state of Lower Saxony began vaccinating citizens against Covid-19 at the end of December, with priority given to the elderly and vulnerable. People over the age of 80 have been sent invitations urging them to make a vaccination appointment, but the state's strict privacy laws have hampered this effort. | So, guessing based on the names' popularity, those named Hans, Klaus, or Ilse may have received invitations to get vaccinated…
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Argentina receives second batch of Russian Sputnik V vaccine against Covid-19 (VIDEO)
rt.com | 2021-01-16
A plane carrying 300,000 more doses of Russia's Sputnik V vaccine against the coronavirus has landed in Argentina's capital Buenos Aires to allow the country to complete immunization of its frontline medics. | The refrigerated containers with the vaccine were delivered on Saturday from Moscow by a special flight of the Latin American country's flagship carrier, Aerolineas Argentinas. | "Those new doses represent the second component needed to conclude the vaccination after the first stage," Gines Gonzalez Garcia, Argentina's health minister, wrote on Twitter. | Llegaron al país 300.000 nuevas dosis de vacun…
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Sri Lankan education safety committee holds well-attended online meeting
wsws.org | 2021-01-16
Participants discussed the need to build a network of education action committees to stop the spread of COVID-19 and save lives.
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The US Economy Could Use Some 'Overheating'
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2021-01-16
Recent proposals for large-scale fiscal relief and recovery from the economic effects of COVID-19 have drawn criticism that they could lead to "overheating" of the U.S. economy. These criticisms should be ignored. Proposals under discussion–including Biden's economic plan introduced tonight–are highly unlikely to lead to any durable uptick in inflation or interest rates (the normal indicators of "overheating") and even if they did, these higher interest rates and inflation would be a welcome sign of economic healing, not something to worry about. | Warnings about economic "overheating" normally mean t…
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After Biden Unveils Covid-19 Relief Plan, Tlaib Doubles Down on Demand for $2,000 Monthly Payments
Jessica Corbett, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2021-01-16
"Stop compromising the working class, and our most vulnerable neighbors," said the Michigan congresswoman. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
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Tens of thousands of UK National Health Service workers fall ill with COVID-19
wsws.org | 2021-01-16
Nearly 50,000 health care workers have contracted the virus and thousands more are isolating or shielding.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2021/01/16/nhsw…

New York Coalition Pushes 'Tax the Rich' to Raise State Revenue
Sam Mellins | zcomm.org | 2021-01-16
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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Inside the COVID-19 outbreak at Lakepointe nursing home in Clinton Township, Michigan
wsws.org | 2021-01-16
At least three Lakepointe residents have died from COVID-19 since Christmas, and workers say that residents who catch COVID are no longer able to be removed from the home, which has resulted in a growing outbreak that they can't contain.
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Sunday 1/17: MLK Beloved Community Action & Prayer Gathering in Midst of COVID & Chaos w/ PPC
Poor People's Campaign | indybay.org | 2021-01-16
Online via livestream…
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Divine vaccination: Covid-19 jabs administered at Salisbury Cathedral to the sounds of ancient organ
rt.com | 2021-01-16
The iconic Anglican cathedral in Salisbury has become Britain's most picturesque temporary vaccination center, with shots at the 763-year-old religious site accompanied by music from an ancient organ. | On Saturday, the cathedral opened its doors to people over 80 years old, specially selected to receive the shot by the NHS. Each of the patients has been assigned their own time slot and asked to only arrive five minutes before the appointment. | A special musical program, performed on the 19th-century Father Willis organ, was put together for the occasion. The music and surroundings not only made the injection…
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Chinese Authorities Trace Coronavirus-Infected Ice Cream
sputniknews.com | 2021-01-16
A number of local residents in the northeastern Chinese port of Tianjin previously bought the contaminated ice cream that had not been refrigerated at a low-enough temperature which resulted in the treat's fat content becoming a fertile environment for the COVID-19 coronavirus.
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First Person: Cheese proves key to survival for Syrian refugee family amid pandemic
news.un.org | 2021-01-16
Syrian refugee Fatima Hussein Al Ahmad, a mother of four, lives on a farm with 50 other workers in Sahba, Jordan. COVID-19 travel restrictions meant that didn't work for two months in 2020, and feeding her family became a daily struggle.
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First Person: Syrian refugee makes cheese to survive the pandemic
news.un.org | 2021-01-16
Syrian refugee Fatima Hussein Al Ahmad, a mother of four, lives on a farm with 50 other workers in Sahba, Jordan. COVID-19 travel restrictions meant that didn't work for two months in 2020, and feeding her family became a daily struggle.
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Network Meeting of the Action Committees for Safe Education: Pupils, workers and students discuss perspectives for a European-wide general strike
wsws.org | 2021-01-16
In introducing the meeting, Gregor Link of the International Youth and Students for Social Equality referred to the now almost 400,000 confirmed COVID deaths in the European Union.
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US State Department designates Cuba state sponsor of terrorism
wsws.org | 2021-01-16
The announcement is a continuation of the rollback of Obama's normalization of relations as the island has been hit hard by COVID-19 and a deepening economic crisis.
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Three million in Los Angeles County have been infected with COVID-19 as workplace outbreaks reach all-time high
wsws.org | 2021-01-16
The virus is so widespread, according to the Los Angeles Times, that the infection rate has likely been slowed down by the large numbers of people who have already contracted it and developed a temporary immunity.
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COVID-19 cases in Africa exceed 3.1 million
Peoples Dispatch | peoplesdispatch.org | 2021-01-16
The total number of COVID-19 cases in Africa exceeded 3.1 million on January 15. According to data from the Africa Center for Disease Control, 76,752 out of the 3,176,784 infected people have died, while 2,594,088 have recovered. | Over the last two weeks alone, almost 10,000 new deaths have been recorded on the continent and the total number of cases has risen by 447,967 from the 2,728,817 recorded on December 31. Across the continent as cases are drastically rising, concerns remain over under testing, lac…
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Prepare for a surge in Global inequality
C.P. Chandrasekhar | mronline.org | 2021-01-16
The evidence clearly is that the Covid-crisis has upended the fiscal conservatism that has been the hallmark of the neoliberal era since the 1980s.
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French government rejects lockdown as COVID-19 deaths sweep Europe
wsws.org | 2021-01-16
The official policy of imposing a 6 p.m. curfew while keeping schools and nonessential production open ensures that hundreds of thousands will keep dying across Europe.
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US government executes intellectually disabled death row prisoner Corey Johnson
wsws.org | 2021-01-16
Johnson's execution was the second time in less than five weeks that the federal government executed a likely intellectually disabled death row prisoner. The US Supreme Court denied his emergency application for a stay to permit him to present evidence of his disability.
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Sunday 1/17: The Farmer's Movement in India
Eugene E Ruyle | indybay.org | 2021-01-16
Log-info available on our website; | ICSSMARX.ORG LINK: OUR CURRENT SCHEDULE…
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Chris Hedges : America Has the Tinder to Ignite Social Uprising
Editor | scheerpost.com | 2021-01-16
The ScheerPost columnist and Pulitzer winning journalist speaks to the host of "The Jimmy Dore Show" about the storming of the Capitol and what it says about American culture.
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America now has its own Green Zone, as Trumpian Fascism erects Racist Red Zone
Juan Cole | juancole.com | 2021-01-16
Ann Arbor (Informed Comment) — America now has its own Green Zone in downtown Washington, D.C., where the Mall is closed, the city is locked down, and protective fencing has gone up around the Capitol. You only need a Green Zone, a safe small space completely under the control of the government, if the rest …
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Water Protectors Chain Themselves Inside Enbridge Line 3 Pipe
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2021-01-16
Minnesota – Water protectors were arrested Thursday after halting construction at a Minnesota worksite for Enbridge's Line 3 project by locking themselves together inside a pipe segment. | "After moving to Minnesota to attend college and study environmental science, I was excited to be in a place where people valued protecting the Earth and finding a viable future. What I found, however, was a state that had formed 'ambitious' climate goals yet endorsed one of the dirtiest fossil fuels, tar sands oil," water protector Abby Hornberger said in a statement. "I realized that Indigenous ways of knowing and practicing…
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Activists Demand Justice for Indigenous Leader Milagro Sala
telesurenglish.net | 2021-01-16
Social movements mobilized in Jujuy province, Argentina on Saturday to demand freedom for the Indigenous activist Milagro Salas as January 16 marks the fifth anniversary of her illegal imprisonment. | RELATED: | Argentina: Sala Turns 4 Years as Prisoner of the System | Sala, the Tupac Amaru leader, gained nationwide notoriety for her fight against powerful conservative politicians in Jujuy province. The activist spent over three years in jail under inhumane conditions until the authori…
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Yemen: UN condemnation of Houthi terror designation sparks campaign against envoy
MEE correspondent | middleeasteye.net | 2021-01-16
Yemen: UN condemnation of Houthi terror designation sparks campaign against envoy | UN special envoy to Yemen accused by government supporters of taking sides, while others warn of humanitarian issues at stake | MEE correspondent | Sat, 01/16/2021 – 16: 24 | Martin Griffiths, centre, the UN special envoy for Yemen, arrives at Sanaa international airport on 11 February 2019 (AFP) | The reaction of Martin Gr…
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Tech Giants' Power Is Scary
Alan MacLeod | zcomm.org | 2021-01-16
Silicon Valley corporations are far from neutral moral arbiters, and have a history of abusing their power…
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Migrant Caravan Heads to US From Honduras, Calls on Biden Administration to 'Honor Its Commitments'
sputniknews.com | 2021-01-16
On Tuesday, the outgoing US president, Donald Trump, known for his tough stance on immigration, warned that if his policies are reversed, as Biden has pledged to do, "a tidal wave" of illegal migration will follow.
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A new migrant caravan leaves from Honduras for the US
Peoples Dispatch | peoplesdispatch.org | 2021-01-16
Over 3,000 Hondurans have embarked on a perilous journey to the US in the absence of a response from the far-right government of President Juan Orlando Hernández to the socio-economic crisis in the country…
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AUDIO: The Fascist Assault and the Ruling Class Response
Liberation Staff | liberationnews.org | 2021-01-16
This interview is an episode of The Socialist Program with Brian Becker, a podcast providing news and views about the world for those who want to change it. You can follow the show on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. The profound political crisis gripping the United States continues to deepen and take new twists and turns …
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Workers Struggles: Asia, Australia and the Pacific
wsws.org | 2021-01-16
The World Socialist Web Site invites workers and other readers to contribute to this regular feature.
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Andrew Yang "can't imagine" my New York City pandemic life
Mary Elizabeth Williams | salon.com | 2021-01-16
The mayoral candidate doesn't know that I'm the "lucky" one, though…
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Peacekeepers under attack again in Mali, as one Egyptian blue helmet dies, another seriously injured
news.un.org | 2021-01-16
The UN Secretary-General António Guterres has strongly condemned another fatal attack carried out against a peacekeeping convoy that left a 'blue helmet' from Egypt dead, and another seriously injured on Friday.
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"Justice for Tamir Rice"
Martha Grevatt | workers.org | 2021-01-16
On January 15 close to 100 activists from Cleveland and around the country gathered at a downtown park to demand "Justice for Tamir Rice." Tamir, a Black youth, was 12 years old when, on Nov. 22, 2014, Cleveland police officer Timothy Loehmann murdered him while he was playing with a . . . | Continue reading "Justice for Tamir Rice" at Workers.org
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Issues Involving Current And Other Vaccines
Article Writer | indybay.org | 2021-01-16
Why does 50% of the population want to be avoid vaccination injections.
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The ultimate guide to achieving roast chicken greatness, with tips from three of America's top chefs
Joseph Neese | salon.com | 2021-01-16
"A roast chicken dinner is a complete explanation of why we cook," according to The New York Times food editor…
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Wait, this is the best way to mince garlic?>
Courtney Kassel | salon.com | 2021-01-16
It it wasn't until I started professionally recipe testing that I learned the "why" behind mincing garlic…
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Longtime GOP insider Mike Lofgren on his former party: "Going easy on these people will not work"
David Masciotra | salon.com | 2021-01-16
Lofgren spent 28 years on Capitol Hill. Now he says Republican zealots should be crushed, banished and ostracized…
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I made the cake from "Dickinson," an underrated feat of domestic labor
Ashlie D. Stevens | salon.com | 2021-01-16
The poet's blue ribbon-winning cake tells us a lot about the intersection between gender roles and respect…
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For a slow-cooker chili that's out of the ordinary, pair sweet potatoes with black-eyed peas
America's Test Kitchen | salon.com | 2021-01-16
For a smoky flavor profile, we added country-style pork ribs, which become meltingly tender in the slow cooker…
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What's next after "Bridgerton"? 5 romance series ripe for TV adaptation
Jodi McAlister | salon.com | 2021-01-16
The show's success opens up the possibility for new TV adaptations of a largely unexplored genre: romance fiction…
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Human breeding of cats has made them look like they are always in pain
Matthew Rozsa | salon.com | 2021-01-16
What if cute grumpy-faced cats are really a Cronenberg-esque eldritch horror of human genetic manipulation?>…
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Matthew Rozsa | salon.com | 2021-01-16
Caligula, Roman emperor from 37 to 41, was notorious for his debauchery. His infamous garden was his Mar-A-Lago…
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The Heat: Social media controversy
Anand Naidoo | america.cgtn.com | 2021-01-16
Blocking U.S. President Trump from social media…. Was it a valid move to prevent violence or was it an assault on free speech?>…
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Selected Articles: Martin Luther King Day 2021
Global Research News | globalresearch.ca | 2021-01-16
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Born this Day: Prophet Who Saw the "Far Deeper Malady" | By David W. Mathisen, January 15 2021 | January 15 is the day on which Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was born, in Atlanta, Georgia, …
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Ecuador's Election Promises Advance For Socialism In Latin America
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2021-01-16
Four years after turncoat Lenin Moreno claimed the presidency and turned the country inside out, Ecuador will elect a new president on February 7, 2021. Moreno betrayed the citizen's revolution he had promised to continue, and with his approval rating somewhere between 7 percent (CEDATOS, September 2020) and 16 percent (Atlas Intel, December 2020), Moreno will not be seeking re-election. | After winning the presidency in 2017, Moreno turned his back on his predecessor and nominator Rafael Correa and double-crossed the PAIS Alliance party they both belonged to. Moreno is widely despised as a result, and the PAIS A…
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The Capitol Was Stormed Long Ago
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2021-01-16
There are key flashpoints that define the Trump years. The escalator speech. The "total and complete shutdown." Charlottesville. But these were not qualitatively dissimilar from the bulk of his Presidential term, during which racism and violence became ubiquitous. These forces were the water we swam in–which was already the case for BIPOC and marginalized communities. But the Trump era saw these social dynamics doused in accelerant. | The aggressive war on the border, the pathological cruelty of social service cuts, or the police siege against social movements are not the only defining facets of the Trump p…
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Hot Again: 2020 Sets Yet Another Global Temperature Record
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2021-01-16
Earth's rising fever hit or neared record hot temperature levels in 2020, global weather groups reported Thursday. | While NASA and a couple of other measurement groups said 2020 passed or essentially tied 2016 as the hottest year on record, more agencies, including the National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration, said last year came in a close second or third. The differences in rankings mostly turned on how scientists accounted for data gaps in the Arctic, which is warming faster than the rest of the globe. | "It's like the film 'Groundhog Day.' Another year, same story — record global warmth," said Penns…
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UN Expert: End US Sanctions On Syria
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2021-01-16
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 depriving Syrian civilians of their basic needs. | "People shouldn't die, people shouldn't suffer, and people shouldn't fear whether they can survive after tomorrow, because they have neither medicine or food, because of the sanctions applied," Douhan says.
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'Talk About a Super Spreader': Analysis Finds Online Election Misinformation Fell by 73% After Trump Barred
Jon Queally, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2021-01-16
After Trump's lies disappeared from Twitter and Facebook, the dissemination of falsehoods and the conversations based on them fell dramatically. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
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No, Open Sedition Is Not a First Amendment Right
Pierre Tristam | commondreams.org | 2021-01-16
The right to protest is not in dispute. If that's all the mob had done, its rights would certainly be defensible and protected. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
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Frankfurt Airport evacuated in police operation
rt.com | 2021-01-16
Parts of Frankfurt Airport were evacuated and closed off to the public as police conducted an operation, apparently triggered by an abandoned piece of luggage. Two suspects have reportedly been arrested. | Frankfurt Airport's Terminal 1, along with its attached regional train station, was closed on Saturday evening, as the airport's police service launched an otherwise undescribed "operation." | State and federal police were involved in the operation, and the airport police wrote on Twitter that one piece of abandoned luggage had been i…
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After User Feedback, WhatsApp Delays Changing Service Standards
telesurenglish.net | 2021-01-16
"We are postponing the date when people will be asked to review and accept the new terms," Facebook's Whatsapp said in a blog post. | The company cancelled the February 8 deadline for users to accept the new rules, which include sharing their information with Facebook servers. | RELATED: | WhatsApp to Up User Age Limit in EU After Pressure | The change will be thoroughly reviewed and was delayed until May 15. The new terms were rejected by users outside of Europe who do not accept that a d…
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Monday 1/18: Call to Action: MLK Moral Monday Interfaith Service of Light, Love and Leadership w/ PPC
Poor People's Campaign | indybay.org | 2021-01-16
Online via livestream…
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Lessons From the 6 January Insurrection
Albena Azmanova | zcomm.org | 2021-01-16
The forces that led to the evisceration of working-class security is now extending to those ensconced in historically well-paid jobs, from lawyers to IT engineers…
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Two Principles of Racial Equity that Outrage Liberals
Don Fitz | zcomm.org | 2021-01-16
Do we really want to say that cops who are unjustly killed should be commemorated but people of color who are killed by cops do not deserve any recognition?>…
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How to Fight Climate Change and Fascists at the Same Time
Kate Aronoff | zcomm.org | 2021-01-16
Democracy reform is the first step toward a sustainable future…
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Absence of Abortion Rights is Depriving Latin America of Agency and the Right to Thrive
Tamara Pearson | zcomm.org | 2021-01-16
Maybe if we were able to have complete agency and autonomy over our individual and collective lives, our self esteems would be stronger, love would be less broken, and we'd all get better at making good decisions…
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Oil Industry Reconsiders Donations to Election Deniers — but Has Its Own Big Lie
Alleen Brown | zcomm.org | 2021-01-16
The fossil fuel industry pioneered massive political disinformation with climate denial. It also fed the "Stop the Steal" movement…
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Google's 'experiment' hiding Australian news just shows its inordinate power
Belinda Barnet | zcomm.org | 2021-01-16
By just tinkering with that power, by conducting little 'experiments', it can make or break news businesses…
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Iraqi protest leaders launch political bloc ahead of elections
Kaamil Ahmed | middleeasteye.net | 2021-01-16
Iraqi protest leaders launch political bloc ahead of elections | New party to push for demands made by protesters in 'October Revolution' upcoming in parliamentary elections | Kaamil Ahmed | Sat, 01/16/2021 – 11: 30 | An Iraqi protester holds up a photo of Alaa al-Rikabi, who became a face of Iraq's protest movement (AFP) | A new party aimed at challenging Iraq's political class and representing the country's youth…
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NRA Files for Bankruptcy Months After Suit Revealed Internal Culture of Fraud
Staff | truthout.org | 2021-01-16
"Thoughts and prayers." | That is what many opponents of the National Rifle Association wryly stated in response to news that the pro-gun lobby group had officially filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy on Friday in the United States. | In a statement on its website, the NRA — which promot…
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British government rejected visa-free EU touring for musicians to bolster hostile immigration policy
wsws.org | 2021-01-16
Musicians and promoters made it clear that the devastating impact of this move will not only be felt by current performers, but also be an obstacle to emerging performers in the future.
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ECOlonialismo en Centroamèrica
reenvia Red Latina sin fronteras | indybay.org | 2021-01-16
ECOlonialismo: Economà¨a Verde y reconfiguracià≤n de territorialidad en Centroamèrica…
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5 Of The Issues In Which The Mayor is On The Wrong Side
Question Unjust Authority | indybay.org | 2021-01-16
Shutdown of restaurants, denial of 1st amendment rights of assembly and of worship, coverup of Hunters Point radiation, CCSF… 5 issues in which the mayor seems to be on the wrong side…
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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 | 2021-01-16
Online Zoom conference | Register here for Zoom link: http: //bit.ly/MLK2021sjpl…
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Tuesday 1/19: "Miss Representation": Screening & Panel on Women's Representation in Media & Leadership
The Representation Project | indybay.org | 2021-01-16
FREE virtual screening…
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Mental Health Issues Facing the Asian American Community
Sunshine Behavioral Health | indybay.org | 2021-01-16
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Thursday 1/21: Black and White: The Double Standard in the Capitol Hill Siege w/ Alicia Garza & Rep. Lee
INFORUM program at The Commonwealth Club | indybay.org | 2021-01-16
Online event via livestream…
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Thursday 2/4: The 23rd IndieFest Opening Night Film: The Book of Vision
Jeff Ross | indybay.org | 2021-01-16
*VIRTUAL EVENT* | Click Link: sfindiefest2021.eventive.org/welcome
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Cardiologist Bob Ostfeld And Others Criticize Paleo Diet
Transmitter | indybay.org | 2021-01-16
Paleo diets cause diseases to humans, suffering to animals, deforestation, low food yield per acre, energy waste, etc.
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2021 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day in California
Governor Newsom | indybay.org | 2021-01-16
May 2021 closes out the 50th Anniversary Year of MLK Library in an underserved area of the Capitol of the Great State of California. MLK 50, Golden Anniversary will carry his prophetic message throughout Sacramento County and beyond year round. Apathetic slumber is over and genuine equality on the short horizon, Spring 2021.
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Magia Record, Kakushigoto, Fruits Basket and Sword Art Online: A general review of anime in 2020
wsws.org | 2021-01-16
A total of 140 Japanese animated television series numbering more than 1,865 episodes debuted in 2020. Our critic comments on a selection of the more popular titles.
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Pack Your Bags
Bill Bramhall, Ron Hauge, Clay Bennett | thenation.com | 2021-01-16
Bill Bramhall, Ron Hauge, Clay Bennett Pack Your Bags…
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Belarus risks angering US over order of advanced Russian S-400 missile system that has sparked worries for NATO warplanes
rt.com | 2021-01-16
The Ministry of Defense in Belarus announced on Thursday that it is at an advanced stage of negotiations with Russia to obtain one of the world's most sophisticated anti-aircraft missile systems. | Igor Golub, the commander of the country's Air Force, told reporters that "we are continuing pre-contract work to equip our missile units that are currently using the S-300 systems with the new S-400," its more modern successor. He added that "we have already signed contracts [with Russia] for the supply of Mi-35 multifunctional attack helicopters and the second batch of Su-30SM fighter jets." | Commenting on recent…
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Federal Police Say Frankfurt Airport Partially Closed After Man Yelled 'Allahu Akbar'
sputniknews.com | 2021-01-16
BERLIN (Sputnik) – The Frankfurt Airport was partially closed on Saturday after a 38-year-old Slovenian national yelled "I will kill you all, Allahu Akbar" toward law enforcement officers in Terminal 1, the German Federal Police said.
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Guterres welcomes Palestinian announcement of elections as 'crucial step' towards unity
news.un.org | 2021-01-16
The UN Secretary-General has welcomed Friday's announcement from Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas of the first full parliamentary and presidential elections in 15 years, scheduled to begin in May.
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FROM THE FIELD: The Myanmar child workers risking their lives for stones
news.un.org | 2021-01-16
Thirteen-year-old Min Min scavenges day and night for precious stones in a quarry in Hpakant, northern Myanmar, where perilous conditions have led to the deaths of many workers. With more than a million children working in the country, the UN is fighting to end child labour worldwide.
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Trump and his key enablers
Karl Grossman | nationofchange.org | 2021-01-16
Is the Trump nightmare finally ending?>…
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Justice Department proposes internal investigation to cover up state involvement in January 6 coup attempt
wsws.org | 2021-01-16
Although the January 6 attempt failed at seizing power, the entire political establishment is now lurching further to the right.
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White Supremacist Trump Backers to Storm state capitols on Jan. 20: How Defenseless are We?
The Conversation | juancole.com | 2021-01-16
By Jennifer Earl | — Americans witnessed an alarming and deadly failure in planning and policing at the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6. The FBI failed to sound intelligence alarms, including about dozens of targets on the terrorist watch list traveling to Washington, D.C. U.S. Park Police, D.C. police and the National Guard, who collectively …
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Fed chief pledges massive support for Wall Street will not cease
wsws.org | 2021-01-16
In an interview on Thursday, Powell said there was "real sensitivity" among investors about asset purchases and the Fed did not talk about an "exit" because "markets are listening."
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The ugly truth of WhatsApp's user data privacy
Sasank | peoplesdispatch.org | 2021-01-16
Facebook's meteoric rise as one of the biggest global monopolies has been accompanied by continuous weakening of its user privacy. With WhatsApp users voting with their feet, has Facebook's past finally caught up with it?
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Yoweri Museveni Re-Elected for Sixth Term in Uganda
telesurenglish.net | 2021-01-16
Uganda's electoral court declared on Saturday President Yoweri Museveni as the winner of the January 14 parliamentary election, securing the continuity of his mandate which started in 1986. | RELATED: | Uganda's Presidential and Parliamentary Elections Kick Off | According to the Electoral Commission Museveni won over 58.6 percent of the votes with 5.85 million while the main opponent Bobi Wine collected about 3.48 million votes, representing 34.8 percent. | Wine has refused to acce…
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Patients die of asphyxiation as hospitals in Manaus run out of oxygen
wsws.org | 2021-01-16
An entire wing of University Hospital patients died on Thursday night due to a lack of oxygen.
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We need to prepare for ongoing insurrectionary violence and address its root causes
Maria J. Stephan | nationofchange.org | 2021-01-16
Toxic polarization, in which the other side is seen as a monolithic enemy and an existential threat, is dangerous and cripples our ability to solve serious problems.
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CAMI autoworkers should reject Unifor's attempt to reopen contract with GM Canada!
wsws.org | 2021-01-16
Unifor may try as early as this Sunday to force through a new contract, replacing that scheduled to expire this fall.
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The U.S. recovery on pause, December brings new job losses
Martin Hart-Landsberg | mronline.org | 2021-01-16
A meaningful working-class recovery from the recession seems far away.
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United Steelworkers betrays Constellium strike in Alabama after weeks of isolating workers
wsws.org | 2021-01-16
Following the sellout of the strike by 400 aluminum workers in Muscle Shoals, Alabama, the United Steelworkers continues to hide details of the contract.
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Wednesday, January 6, 2021: The Siege on Capitol Hill. The Impeachment of Donald Trump
Michael Welch | globalresearch.ca | 2021-01-16
"The purpose of impeachment is to get somebody out of office. If they're already out of office what's the purpose? It's all a political act, and the Establishment getting rid of a non-establishment figure who was seen as a treat …
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Youth climate movement demands immediate action after 'empty promises,' announces next global strike
Jon Queally | nationofchange.org | 2021-01-16
"If we don't act now, we won't even have the chance to deliver on those 2030, 2050 targets that world leaders keep on talking about."
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"No One Took Us Seriously": Black Cops Warned About Racist Capitol Police Officers for Years
ProPublica | juancole.com | 2021-01-16
By Joshua Kaplan and Joaquin Sapien Allegations of racism against the Capitol Police are nothing new: Over 250 Black cops have sued the department since 2001. Some of those former officers now say it's no surprise white nationalists were able to storm the building. ( ProPublica) — When Kim Dine took over as the new …
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'Thoughts and prayers to the NRA': Reviled gun lobby group files for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy
Jon Queally | nationofchange.org | 2021-01-16
"The NRA's claimed financial status has finally met its moral status: bankrupt."
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As Dutch government resigns, left calls for parliamentary inquiry
Peoples Dispatch | peoplesdispatch.org | 2021-01-16
The Dutch government resigned two months ahead of the general election over a child care subsidy scandal in which thousands of parents were wrongly accused of fraud…
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US Places Sanctions on Cuba's Minister & Ministry of Interior
telesurenglish.net | 2021-01-16
Without presenting any evidence, the pretext for this action is the alleged responsibility of the minister of that ministry, General Lázaro àÅlvarez Casas, in alleged violations of human rights, a pretext that the US government repeatedly uses to justify its actions against countries that do not surrender to its dictates. | RELATED: | Terrorism Against Cuba Insitgated from Abroad | According to an official statement by the Secretary of State, Mike Pompeo, the measure is ad…
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Killeen, Texas police officer shot and killed unarmed man during mental health call
wsws.org | 2021-01-16
Patrick Warren, Sr. was shot multiple times in the front yard of his home as his family watched in horror.
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Engels on the Peasant War in Germany
Prabhat Patnaik | mronline.org | 2021-01-16
At a time when peasant masses in the country are engaged in a valiant struggle for the repeal of the Central government's three infamous laws, and have laid peaceful siege to Delhi, braving rains and bitter cold, it is worth recalling Friedrich Engels' study of the peasant war in Germany in 1525, that also celebrated …
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Australian government invokes "national security" to ban Chinese infrastructure investments
wsws.org | 2021-01-16
In effect, Chinese investment is now being banned across most of the economy, in preparation for military conflict.
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Pittsburgh mayor and DA clamp down on anti-racist activists
Andrew Bankson | liberationnews.org | 2021-01-16
Last week, Allegheny County District Attorney Stephen Zappala, Jr. refiled charges against 24 anti-racist activists.
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PDF of January 14 issue
Workers World Party | workers.org | 2021-01-16
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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Silicon Valley Destroys Parler in a Show of Monopolistic Force
Editor | scheerpost.com | 2021-01-15
By Glenn Greenwald / Reposted with author permission from Substack Critics of Silicon Valley censorship for years heard the same refrain: tech platforms like Facebook, Google and Twitter are private corporations and can host or ban whoever they want. If you don't like what they are doing, the solution is not to complain or to regulate them. Instead, go create your own social media platform that… | Source…
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Video: Israel and US Efforts in Large-scale Strikes on Iranian Infrastructure in Syria
South Front | globalresearch.ca | 2021-01-15
The first two weeks of 2021 have, so far, been marked by an incredible increase in Israeli activity in the skies over Syria. | The most intense strike took place on January 13 morning hitting multiple Syrian and Iranian-affiliated targets in …
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Tucker Carlson faces backlash after mocking Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's fears during Capitol riot
Meaghan Ellis | salon.com | 2021-01-15
"Fox's Tucker Carlson has moved on to mocking lawmakers for fears of a mob howling for blood on their corridors"
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Omar and Ocasio-Cortez Tell Josh Hawley to 'Resign'—And Poll Shows Majority of Missouri Voters Agree
Kenny Stancil, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2021-01-15
"While you may politically regret what you've revealed about yourself, you still have no place in public office," Ocasio-Cortez said of Hawley. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
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Brazil: Manaus City on Curfew Over the Sanitary Crisis
telesurenglish.net | 2021-01-15
Brazilian authorities declared on Friday a curfew in the Amazonian city of Manaus after a COVID-19 health crisis that has killed 4000 people while 94,000 contagions cases are reported, many of them without oxygen tanks. | RELATED: | Venezuela Offers Oxygen to Attend COVID-19 in Manaus, Brazil | teleSUR correspondent in Brazil Nacho Lemus reports that over 750 people will be transferred from Manaus to other cities due to the sanitary crisis. The local media outlet reported that in…
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Venezuela Offers Oxygen to Attend COVID-19 in Manaus, Brazil
telesurenglish.net | 2021-01-15
Venezuela's Foreign Affairs Minister Jorge Arreaza Thursday informed that his country will provide oxygen to Brazil so it can face Manaus city's health emergency. | RELATED: | Venezuela Announces International Lawsuit Against US | "On instructions from President Nicolas Maduro, Venezuela will support the brotherly Brazilian people. For our nation, solidarity is a duty," Arreaza tweeted. | On Thursday, Amazon State's governor Wilson Lima thanked the solidarity gesture that will end the…
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Venezuela sends oxygen tanks to the Brazilian Amazonas state amid COVID-19 surge
Peoples Dispatch | peoplesdispatch.org | 2021-01-15
The sudden surge in numbers of COVID-19 cases in the state has caused a collapse in the public health system with a lack of ICU beds and oxygen…
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America Condemns One Violent Mob While Celebrating Another
Lee Camp | counterpunch.org | 2021-01-15
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 members. The liberal media and…
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Microsoft, Oracle & Co full speed ahead on Covid-19 vaccine passports, citing incipient government demand
rt.com | 2021-01-15
US tech and health behemoths have joined forces to roll out yet another Covid-19 vaccination passport, dangling a return to international travel but raising more questions about the future of privacy. | Along with healthcare nonprofit Mayo Clinic, health and tech companies including Microsoft, Salesforce, and Oracle have united to form the Vaccination Credential Initiative, aimed at devising a secure "health passport" that tracks the bearer's vaccination status across borders. | In a press release on Thursday, the CEO of VCI member the Commons Project Foundation argued such passports were necessary to "safely…
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Here We Go Again: Botching the Vaccine Rollout
Eve Ottenberg | counterpunch.org | 2021-01-15
At the rate we're vaccinating against covid in the U.S., it will take 10 years for the entire population to receive shots. To counter this, on January 12, the Trump regime announced that it would expand vaccination, regardless of whether second doses are available. Biden had earlier said he would do this too. The reasons…
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Argentina Awaits Its Second Batch of Sputnik V Vaccines
telesurenglish.net | 2021-01-15
Argentina's President Alberto Fernandez Thursday sent a second plane to Russia to transport the second batch of Sputnik V vaccines which will be used in a nationwide vaccination campaign. | RELATED: | Argentina Detects Dengue Fever Cases Amid COVID-19 Surge | The flight AR-1060 departed from Ezeiza International airport at 21.14 local time in a direct route to Moscow where it will load 300,000 doses of the vaccine. | The plane is expected to land on Argentine soil on Saturday morni…
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Would You Patent the Sun? Polio Vaccine Inventor Jonas Salk's Son Urges More Access to COVD Vaccine
Staff | democracynow.org | 2021-01-15
The total number of deaths from COVID-19 in the U.S. is set to top 400,000 before Joe Biden's inauguration on January 20, but rollout of coronavirus vaccines has been slow, with many describing a vexing amount of red tape standing between them and the shot. We look at the development and distribution of another vaccine during the polio epidemic in the 1950s with Dr. Peter Salk, a physician and professor of infectious diseases and microbiology at the University of Pittsburgh, whose father, Dr. Jonas Salk, developed the first polio vaccine and famously declined to patent his invention. "The rest of the world and th…
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Black Doctors COVID-19 Consortium Will Administer Vaccines
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2021-01-15
Philadelphia's Black Doctors COVID-19 Consortium will be playing a much more hands-on role in the city's vaccine distribution efforts. | Consortium founder Dr. Ala Stanford shared on Instagram that the group — which has provided COVID-19 testing to more than 20,000 people — will be administering the vaccine to Philly's Black communities. | People can sign up through a contact form or can reach out via email at info@blackdoctorsconsortium.com. Vaccinations will be offered on a first come, first served basis. | The consortium will begin administering the vaccines when Philadelphia enters Phase 1B of its…
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Polio Vaccine Inventor Jonas Salk's Son Urges More Access to COVID Vaccination
Staff | truthout.org | 2021-01-15
The total number of deaths from COVID-19 in the U.S. is set to top 400,000 before Joe Biden's inauguration on January 20, but rollout of coronavirus vaccines has been slow, with many describing a vexing amount of red tape standing between them and the shot. We look at the development and distribution of another vaccine during the polio epidemic in the 1950s with Dr. Peter Salk, a physician and professor of infectious diseases and microbiology at the University of Pittsburgh, whose father, Dr. J…
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COVID-19 committee stresses need for equitable vaccine access, more data sharing
news.un.org | 2021-01-15
As COVID-19 cases spike in parts of Europe, Africa and the Americas, and new variants of the virus emerge in some countries, the head of the World Health Organization (WHO) on Friday called for greater global collaboration in ending the pandemic.
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Global vaccine apartheid
Yanis Iqbal | mronline.org | 2021-01-15
A vaccine alone will not be enough to end the pandemic as it must also be made available at an affordable price and allocated in a way that achieves equity. It follows that suspending intellectual property rights related to COVID-19 is the most appropriate solution to our current situation of global vaccine apartheid.
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'Unacceptable': 6 EU countries urge bloc to address Pfizer Covid-19 vaccine delays, as Canada also flags supply issues
rt.com | 2021-01-15
Six EU governments have written to the bloc's executive to call for action as deliveries of Covid-19 vaccines made by Pfizer/BioNTech are being delayed, while supply issues have also been reported in Canada. | The health ministers of Sweden, Denmark, Finland, Lithuania, Latvia, and Estonia called on the EU Commission to ensure the "stability and transparency of timely deliveries" of the Pfizer jab in a letter on Friday. | "This situation is unacceptable. Not only does it impact the planned vaccination schedules, it also decreases the credibility of the vaccination process," the letter reads, according to Reute…
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The mRNA COVID Vaccine Is Not a Vaccine
Makia Freeman | globalresearch.ca | 2021-01-15
It's NOT a vaccine. The mRNA COVID vaccine now being militarily deployed in many nations around the world, is NOT a vaccine. I repeat: it is not a vaccine. It is many things indeed, but a vaccine is not one …
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Would You Patent the Sun? Polio Vaccine Inventor Jonas Salk's Son Urges More Access to COVID Vaccine
Staff | democracynow.org | 2021-01-15
The total number of deaths from COVID-19 in the U.S. is set to top 400,000 before Joe Biden's inauguration on January 20, but rollout of coronavirus vaccines has been slow, with many describing a vexing amount of red tape standing between them and the shot. We look at the development and distribution of another vaccine during the polio epidemic in the 1950s with Dr. Peter Salk, a physician and professor of infectious diseases and microbiology at the University of Pittsburgh, whose father, Dr. Jonas Salk, developed the first polio vaccine and famously declined to patent his invention. "The rest of the world and th…
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EC president von der Leyen dares European nations to call her bluff with announcement of (mandatory?) vaccine certificates
rt.com | 2021-01-15
Europeans must carry certificates proving they've been vaccinated against Covid-19 to travel, EC president Ursula von der Leyen told Portuguese media – likely shocking Europeans who'd never heard of such a rule. | Von der Leyen sprung the idea of a "mutually recognized vaccination certificate" as a "medical requirement" for travel on Thursday in the course of praising a similar plan outlined to her in a letter from Greek PM Kyriakos Mitsotakis. | "It is a medical requirement to have a certificate proving that you have been vaccinated," von der Leyen told Portuguese reporters. | While Mitsotakis' plan was not m…
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The Heat: U.S. battles COVID-19 Crisis
Anand Naidoo | america.cgtn.com | 2021-01-15
COVID-19 rages across the United States as the number of people who have died from the virus in the country closes in on 400,000. While the last week here in Washington has been dominated by the attack on the U.S. Capitol and the impeachment of …
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Covid clampdown: UK closing ALL travel corridors in bid to block new virus variants arriving from overseas
rt.com | 2021-01-15
The UK will shut all of its remaining international travel corridors from 4am GMT on Monday until at least February 15, in a bid to shield the country from new coronavirus variants, Prime Minister Boris Johnson said on Friday. | The decision means that from next week, any UK-bound arrivals will have to self-isolate for 10 days as soon as they enter the country, unless they can provide a negative test result after five days in quarantine. | Passengers must also be able to provide a negative Covid-19 test 72 hours before leaving their country of origin, and a completed Passenger Locator Form, which airline staff…
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Covid-19: Israeli man arrested for tricking ex into quarantine four times
MEE staff | middleeasteye.net | 2021-01-15
Covid-19: Israeli man arrested for tricking ex into quarantine four times | Police said the suspect, a health ministry employee, sent messages on four separate occasions to his ex-girlfriend telling her she needed to isolate | MEE staff | Fri, 01/15/2021 – 13: 48 | An Israeli woman wearing a protective mask due to the Covid-19 pandemic sits on a park bench by feeding pigeons in Jerusalem on 16 April 2020 (2020) | An Israe…
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Inside the COVID-19 outbreak at Lakepointe nursing home in Clinton Township, Michigan
wsws.org | 2021-01-15
At least four Lakepointe residents have died from COVID-19 since Christmas, and workers say that residents who catch COVID are no longer able to be removed from the home, which has resulted in a growing outbreak that they can't contain.
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Sunday 1/17: MLK Beloved Community Action & Prayer Gathering in Midst of COVID & Chaos w/ PPC
Poor People's Campaign | indybay.org | 2021-01-15
Online via livestream…
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