Daily Archives: January 20, 2021

2021-01-20: News Headlines

Hillel Italie (2021-01-20). Poet Amanda Gorman: 'Even as we grieved, we grew.'. peoplesworld.org NEW YORK (AP) — Inaugural poet Amanda Gorman summoned images dire and triumphant Wednesday as she called out to the world "even as we grieved, we grew." In language referencing Biblical scripture and at times echoing the oratory of John F. Kennedy and the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., the 22-year-old Gorman read with urgency …

Anya Parampil (2021-01-20). Biden Inaugural Guest Is Venezuelan Coup Leader Charged with Inciting Violent Assault on Gov't Building. globalresearch.ca After condemning the pro-Trump invasion of the Capitol, the incoming Biden administration invited Carlos Vecchio — a coup leader charged in the 2014 torching of the Venezuelan Attorney General's office — to its inaugural ceremony. | *** | As Washington recovered from …

Staff (2021-01-20). The Way Forward: Can the Left Push Biden to Be a Transformative President Like LBJ, FDR & Lincoln? democracynow.org We look at the path forward for the Biden-Harris administration and the role of social movements with political strategist Waleed Shahid and author and analyst Michael Eric Dyson. Shahid, spokesperson for the progressive political action committee Justice Democrats, says Biden could be "one of the most transformative presidents" in U.S. history if he acts boldly. "But it will take an immense amount of pressure on Joe Biden, on the political system, on the political class for him to get there," says Shahid.

Anonymous Park Defender (2021-01-20). UC Places Initial Fencing Around People's Park, More to Come. indybay.org January 19th, the day before Biden's inauguration in DC, the University of California at Berkeley has placed the initial fencing on People's Park. "Work is coming", said Kyle Gibson, the director of communications for UCB Capital Strategies (quoted speaking to Berkeleyside).

Zachary Conti (2021-01-20). President Biden Extends Student Loan Payment Freeze. indybay.org President Biden will extend the freeze on student debt payments as one of his first executive actions after his inauguration.

From Speech Transcript – (2021-01-20). United States of America President Joseph Biden Inauguration Day Speech. indybay.org As we look ahead in our uniquely American way, restless, bold, optimistic, and set our sights on a nation we know we can be and must be.

Ron Haviv (2021-01-20). A City Under Occupation. zcomm.org Twenty-five thousand National Guard troops arrive in D.C. for Joe Biden's inauguration, more than three times the number present at Trump's inauguration…

Anand Naidoo (2021-01-20). The Heat: U.S. inauguration preview. america.cgtn.com President-elect Joe Biden prepares to take the oath of office as his predecessor, Donald Trump bids farewell, after a tumultuous four years in office.

teleSUR (2021-01-20). Joe Biden: Immigration Reform During First Day in Office. telesurenglish.net U.S. President Joe Biden has sent Congress an immigration reform bill to facilitate citizenship for undocumented migrants. The bill, set to become the most transformative reform package since 1986, is one of the first initiatives Biden kicked off on inauguration day. | RELATED: | The U.S. Citizenship Act of 2021 aims at creating a legalization mechanism for the over 10.5 million undocumented migrants living in the U…

John Catalinotto (2021-01-20). Trump OUT — Time for workers to defeat racism, fascism. workers.org An unprecedented 25,000 National Guard troops from 50 states plus thousands of local and Capitol police are expected to occupy the U.S. capital by Jan. 20. This armed force's announced goal: Prevent a violent attack on the inauguration of the 46th president and allow a transition to the Joe Biden/Kamala . . . |

Rebecca Gordon (2021-01-20). The Rubble of Empire: Doctrines of Disaster and Dreams of Security as the Biden Years Begin. juancole.com ( Tomdispatch.com ) — How can you tell when your empire is crumbling? Some signs are actually visible from my own front window here in San Francisco. Directly across the street, I can see a collection of tarps and poles (along with one of my own garbage cans) that were used to construct a makeshift …

WSWS (2021-01-20). Chicago Teachers Union postures with "strike" vote as schools continue in-person learning. wsws.org In response to overwhelming anger from teachers and parents over the continued drive to reopen schools and businesses in the city, the union's House of Delegates is calling an emergency meeting Wednesday.

MEE and agencies (2021-01-20). Covid-19: Turkey vaccinates more than one million people, says health ministry. middleeasteye.net Covid-19: Turkey vaccinates more than one million people, says health ministry | Turkey has now given a first shot of the coronavirus vaccine to more than one percent of the population | Wed, 01/20/2021 – 13: 17 | A healthcare worker checks the body temperature of an elderly woman at a nursing home in Ankara, on 19 January 2021, amid the Covid-19 pandemic (AFP) | More than one million peop…

WSWS (2021-01-20). Watch: Meeting commemorates decades-long Australian Trotskyist Barry Jobson. wsws.org At a meeting on Sunday, SEP speakers reviewed Barry Jobson's contribution to the fight for socialist internationalism, in the context of the deepening crisis of Australian and world capitalism.

mgrochowski (2021-01-21). Domestic Worker Organizing in Times of Crisis: Perspectives from the US and Latin America. dsausa.org Domestic workers have been hard hit by the global pandemic. Forced to choose between losing their jobs and livelihoods to protect their health or to continue to go to work while risking exposure to the virus in the homes they work in and in the public transportation they use to get to their workplaces, domestic…

mgrochowski (2021-01-21). Rediscovering Earth, Reclaiming Our Lives: A Conversation with Kim Stanley Robinson. dsausa.org Kim Stanley Robinson has been called one of the greatest science fiction writers of our age and has shown a pronounced focus on the environment throughout his work. In this webinar, he talks with philosopher Anders Dunker about what it will take to re-imagine and achieve a new relationship to the Earth and to each…

_____ (2021-01-21). How use of drones to secure borders threatens all our rights. truepublica.org.uk A new report published by Drone Wars UK investigates the increasing use of military-style drones by governments to patrol state borders. The study, which examines the use of drones at the borders of the UK, EU, US, Russia, China, Australia and elsewhere, concludes that drones are contributing to the militarisation of everyday borders as part …

Staff (2021-01-20). Profiting from Pardons: Giuliani Aide Told CIA Whistleblower a Trump Pardon Would Cost $2 Million. democracynow.org With less than 12 hours before the end of his presidency, Donald Trump issued 143 pardons and commutations, including a pardon for Steve Bannon, his former chief strategist and campaign manager. Trump, who has pardoned other associates and allies during his single term, has so far rejected calls to pardon prominent whistleblowers including WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange and NSA whistleblowers Edward Snowden and Reality Winner. Details continue to emerge about how allies of Trump have personally profited from people seeking pardons. We speak with John Kiriakou, a former CIA analyst and case officer who exposed t…

_____ (2021-01-20). No Pardons For Edward Snowden Or Julian Assange. popularresistance.org Although several long shot campaigns were mounted, President Donald Trump did not pardon any whistleblowers who were indicted or prosecuted under the United States Espionage Act. He also declined to pardon the only journalist ever to be indicted under the World War I-era law. | WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange and NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden were not offered clemency because Trump "did not want to anger Senate Republicans who will soon determine whether he's convicted during his Senate trial." | "Multiple GOP lawmakers had sent messages through aides that they felt strongly about not granting clemency to Ass…

Alan MacLeod (2021-01-20). Trump Caps off Law and Order Legacy With Record Executions, No Mercy for Whistleblowers. thealtworld.com Missing from Trump's flurry of last-minute pardons were Snowden, Assange, or Reality Winner. Instead, the president will leave office with a record number of executions under his belt and a slew of pardons for political allies. | MPN- Among the final acts of Donald J. Trump's time in office was to approve a last-minute flurry of

Alan Macleod (2021-01-20). Trump Caps off Law and Order Legacy With Record Executions, No Mercy for Whistleblowers. mintpressnews.com Missing from Trump's flurry of last-minute pardons were Snowden, Assange, or Reality Winner. Instead, the president will leave office with a record number of executions under his belt and a slew of pardons for political allies.

Kathy Durkin (2021-01-20). Women bear brunt of unemployment in COVID economic crisis. workers.org The month of December revealed some stunning news affecting the U.S. working class, as the impact of the viral pandemic and the capitalist economic crisis continues. The burden of unemployment has fallen on women, especially Black, Latinx, Arab, Asian, Indigenous, im/migrant and low-wage workers. LGBTQ2S+ individuals and people with disabilities . . . |

Glenn Greenwald (2021-01-20). The New Domestic War on Terror Is Coming. globalresearch.ca The last two weeks have ushered in a wave of new domestic police powers and rhetoric in the name of fighting "terrorism" that are carbon copies of many of the worst excesses of the first War on Terror that began …

Norman Solomon (2021-01-20). Don't Let President Biden 'Make Us the Dupes of Our Hopes'. indybay.org Class war, hidden in plain sight…

mgrochowski (2021-01-20). Socialists on the Job: A Cross-Generation Conversation. dsausa.org In the 1970s, many left organizations encouraged their members to get traditional (however they chose to define that) working-class jobs. They hoped to play a part in amping up class struggle, leading fights against bosses, and replacing bureaucratic union leaders. They also hoped to recruit workers to socialist politics and to transform groups rooted in…

Peoples Dispatch (2021-01-20). Brazilians celebrate arrival of Venezuelan oxygen to struggling Manaus. peoplesdispatch.org Following the collapse of the healthcare system in the Brazilian state of Amazonas, Venezuela has sent 130,000 liters of oxygen and a brigade of 107 doctors to help combat the pandemic…

Peoples Dispatch (2021-01-20). Brazilians celebrate arrival of Venezuelan oxygen supplies to struggling Manaus. peoplesdispatch.org Following the collapse of the healthcare system in the Brazilian state of Amazonas, Venezuela has sent 130,000 liters of oxygen and a brigade of 107 doctors to help combat the pandemic…

RWAAL (2021-01-20). All Workers Must Support Honduran migrants and refugees. indybay.org Two months after hurricanes Eta and Iota devastated the region and as the pandemic crisis continues, caravan members are escaping conditions of absolute destitution. Capitalist governments line up to thwart workers' pursuit of life, liberty, and happiness.

splcenter (2021-01-20). President Biden's day-one action a critical step for immigrant justice. splcenter.org &nbsp…

Kathy Kelly (2021-01-20). About Suffering: A Massacre of the Innocents in Yemen. zcomm.org We must not turn away. We must decry the terrible war and blockade. Doing so may help spare the lives of at least some of Yemen's children. The opportunity to resist this massacre of the innocents rests with us.

Michael Day (2021-01-20). Italian Doctors Sanctioned for Raising Questions About COVID Vaccine. anti-empire.com An Italian doctors association has warned or disciplined 10 medics for promoting anti-vaccination propaganda and is considering sanctions against three others who are accused of downplaying the gravity of covid-19. | This comes amid growing concern that public scepticism over covid-19 vaccines could undermine Europe's fight against the coronavirus pandemic. | Antonio Magi, president of the Ordine dei Medici di Roma (Rome Doctors Guild), said that inquiries into 10 medics accused of unwarranted criticism of vaccinations had been completed, with punishments ranging from warnings to two month suspensions. The other…

Jackie Salo (2021-01-20). Israel's Fauci Says Pfizer Vaccine's First Dose Less Effective Than Drugmaker Indicated. anti-empire.com A single dose of Pfizer's vaccine may be less effective than the drugmaker had indicated, Israel's COVID-19 czar has warned. | Nachman Ash — Israel's equivalent of Dr. Anthony Fauci — said the protection offered by the first dose is "less effective than we had thought," "Many people have been infected between the first and second injections of the vaccine," Ash said, adding that the protective effect appears "lower than [the data] presen…

Scott Newman (2021-01-20). Dean Baker on Beating Inequality & COVID-19: Tackle Patent and Copyright Monopolies. theanalysis.news Intellectual property like pharmaceutical patents is one reason so many people face a long wait for COVID-19 vaccines says Dean Baker. GPEnewsdocs…

Scott Newman (2021-01-20). Dean Baker on Beating Inequality & COVID-19: Tackle Patent and Copyright Monopolies. theanalysis.news Intellectual property like pharmaceutical patents is one reason so many people face a long wait for COVID-19 vaccines says Dean Baker. (GPE Newsdoc)…

RT (2021-01-20). UK travel agency bashes 'disgusting' competitor over new policy making Covid-19 vaccination mandatory. rt.com A UK travel agency has publicly blasted a rival, Saga Holidays, after it announced a new policy requiring all customers to be fully vaccinated against Covid-19. Hundreds of others have joined in the condemnation. | Saga Holidays announced its mandatory vaccine policy in a statement on Wednesday, telling customers that they "must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 at least 14 days before travelling" through the company. | Accepting that the policy would be "disappointing" for many, the company said it wanted to ensure the "safest possible experience" for customers. | A message to all holiday customers. Please…

Staff (2021-01-20). As COVID-19 Surges, California Overrides Limits on Nurse Workloads. truthout.org California's telemetry nurses, who specialize in the electronic monitoring of critically ill patients, normally take care of four patients at once. But ever since the state relaxed California's mandatory nurse-to-patient ratios in mid-December, Nerissa Black has had to keep track of six. | And these six patients are really sick: Many of them are being treated simultaneously for a stroke and covid-19, or a heart attack and covid. With more patients than usual needing more complex care, Black said she's w…

PIC (2021-01-20). Tuesday 1/19: Nationwide COVID-19 Memorial Service. indybay.org Online vigil…

No Justice Under Capitalism (2021-01-20). Sunday 1/31: Newsom, Stop The Executions! Car Caravan to End the COVID Deaths in Prisons. indybay.org Middle Harbor Shoreline Park | 2777 Middle Harbor Road | (in the Port of Oakland)…

Nadda Osman (2021-01-20). Covid-hit Egypt is spending $23bn on a flashy train line, and people aren't happy. middleeasteye.net Covid-hit Egypt is spending $23bn on a flashy train line, and people aren't happy | Egyptians say the cash could be better spent on hospitals and the country's coronavirus response as the authorities struggle to secure oxygen | Wed, 01/20/2021 – 13: 02 | The new project has been highly controversial amongst Egyptians (Screenshot/Global Construction Review) | With much fanfare, coronavirus-hit Egypt has a…

Nadda Osman (2021-01-20). Palestinian man who fed cats at al-Aqsa mosque dies from Covid-19. middleeasteye.net Palestinian man who fed cats at al-Aqsa mosque dies from Covid-19 | Hundreds of people mourn the death of Hajj Ghassan Younes, known for his generosity and his feeding of cats and birds in the area | Wed, 01/20/2021 – 15: 51 | Many have shared fond memories of Hajj Ghassan Younes online, remembering his generosity and kindness towards children and animals (Screengrab/Facebook) | An air of sadness was fel…

_____ (2021-01-20). 'Subsidizing The Spread Of Covid'. popularresistance.org Nearly 200 corporate landlords received $320 million in federal pandemic-related assistance only to turn around and file more than 5,380 evictions between mid-March and mid-October of last year, recklessly displacing thousands of impoverished Americans in the midst of a public health and economic emergency. | That's according to Taxpayer Subsidized Evictions: Corporate Landlords Pocket Federal Sweetheart Deals, Subsidies, and Tax Breaks While Evicting Struggling Families, a newreport(pdf) published Tuesday by the Jobs With Justice Education Fund and the Private Equity Stakeholder Project.

_____ (2021-01-20). Biden Lifts Health Care Plan From Insurance Lobbyists. popularresistance.org President-elect Joe Biden's new COVID relief plan does not adopt existing Democratic legislation to expand government sponsored medical coverage nor does it propose a promised public health insurance option. Instead, it adopts proposals from health insurance lobbying groups' recent letter to lawmakers demanding lucrative new subsidies for insurance companies, at a moment when those corporations have recorded record profits as millions lose coverage and many face claims denials. | Biden's plan would shovel billions of dollars to private health insurers by providing subsidies for Americans to buy coverage through t…

RT (2021-01-20). UK registers WORST day of Covid fatalities, with 1,820 more deaths as Johnson warns of 'more to come' due to wave of new variant. rt.com The UK has reported a daily increase of 1,820 new coronavirus deaths on the country's worst day of the pandemic, with opposition MPs blaming Prime Minister Boris Johnson and the government for the shocking figures. | The deaths from the past 24 hours take the total number of those who have died within 28 days of a positive Covid-19 test to 93,290, while the number of deaths with the virus mentioned on the death certificate now stands at 101,880. | A further 38,905 Covid-19 cases were also reported on Wednesday, taking the UK to 3.5 million infections in total to date. | The latest data continues the downward t…

imperial.ac.uk (2021-01-20). Staff 'need clearer guidance' as COVID overwhelms ICUs. imperial.ac.uk Hospital staff are receiving insufficient support as they make agonising choices about who does and does not receive care, writes Dr Katharina Hauck.

oneworld.press (2021-01-20). . oneworld.press Serbian student Luka Stevanovich studies law and is looking forward to taking up a master's degree programme at St Petersburg State University.

oneworld.press (2021-01-20). . oneworld.press Serbian student Luka Stevanovich studies law and is looking forward to taking up a master's degree programme at St Petersburg State University.

Judy Greenspan (2021-01-20). For exposing COVID-19 outbreak, Black newspaper editor faces retaliation. workers.org What happens when a federal prisoner who has just become the Editor-in-Chief of the San Francisco Bay View National Black Newspaper is paroled to a halfway house run by GEO Group? That company is one of the largest managers of lockdown units and ICE detention centers in the U.S. Malik . . . |

Andrew Perez (2021-01-20). "Covid Relief Plan": Biden Lifts Health Care Plan from Insurance Lobbyists. globalresearch.ca President-elect Joe Biden's new COVID relief plan does not adopt existing Democratic legislation to expand government sponsored medical coverage nor does it propose a promised public health insurance option. Instead, it adopts proposals from health insurance lobbying groups' recent …

South Front (2021-01-20). Video: Iran Expands Its Presence in Syria, Deploys Intel Signals System Near Border with Jordan and Israel. globalresearch.ca The situation in Syria's Idlib appears to be, once again, on the brink of escalation, with the US preoccupied with what's happening at home, and Turkey attempting to push towards Ain Issa, while being targeted by its own proxies. | The …

Juan Cole (2021-01-20). An Admiring Review of Cole, 'Muhammad: Prophet of Peace,' in Algeria's Echorouq. juancole.com The Algerian newspaper Echorouq [al-Shuruq] has published a positive review of the Arabic translation of my book, Muhammad: Prophet of Peace amid the Clash of Empires Available at Nicola's Books in Ann Arbor And Hachette And Barnes and Noble And Amazon Juan says: In turbulent era, I am most gratified that Muslim readers on the …

IMEMC News (2021-01-20). Israeli Army Bombards Gaza, Causes Damage And Injures One Palestinian. imemc.org The Israeli army fired, late on Tuesday at night, many artillery and tanks shells targeting several areas in the besieged and impoverished Gaza Strip, causing damage, and wounding a young man. The soldiers fired a tank shell directly striking a home, owned by members of the Abdul-Jawad family in the al-Maghazi refugee camp, in central …

IMEMC News (2021-01-20). Palestinian Family Survives What Would Have Been A Massacre By Israeli Shell. imemc.org The family of Taiseer Abdul-Jawad (Abu Mazen), living in their home in the eastern part of the al-Maghazi refugee camp, in central Gaza Strip, has survived what would have turned into a massacre when an Israeli shell struck their home as they slept. Abu Mazen said that he, his wife, and their children were sleeping …

M.K. Bhadrakumar (2021-01-20). U.S. makes aggressive opening move on Russian chessboard. mronline.org A regime change project in Russia was launched on Sunday with the return of political activist Alexei Navalny to Moscow. It was a highly symbolic event—except that Navalny was traveling by an airplane from Germany and not in a sealed train.

Dave Lindorff (2021-01-20). Enough with the Goddamned Secrets! Open Up the Government Joe! counterpunch.org The incoming Biden administration is considering breaking with a long-standing tradition of new presidents sharing national secrets with prior presidents. Instead, in the case of his future predecessor Trump, Biden says he wants to hear the advice of key national security figures in the new government regarding whether or not to brief the impeached ex-chief

Staff (2021-01-20). NYC Cancels Thousands of Vaccine Appointments Due to Lack of Federal Supply. truthout.org On Wednesday, while New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo said in a coronavirus press conference that the state would be running out of vaccines to administer in "Approx 22…

Staff (2021-01-20). After Capitol Breach, More Domestic Terrorism Laws Aren't the Answer. truthout.org The tragic and horrific attacks on the Capitol on January 6 that rattled the country and left five dead have prompted

Staff (2021-01-20). It's Time for the Left to Pressure Biden — and the Political Class as a Whole. truthout.org We look at the path forward for the Biden-Harris administration and the role of social movements with political strategist Waleed Shahid and author and analyst Michael Eric Dyson. Shahid, spokesperson for the progressive political action committee Justice Democrats, says Biden could be "one of the most transformative presidents" in U.S. history if he acts boldly. "But it will take an immense amount of pressure on Joe Biden, on the political system, on the political class for him to get there," say…

Dave DeCamp (2021-01-20). Trump Administration Designates Cuba a State Sponsor of Terrorism. anti-empire.com After weeks of rumors, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced on Monday that the Trump administration is Cuba was first designated as a state sponsor of terror by the Reagan administration in 1982. This move was reversed in 2015 by President Obama, who took other steps to normalize with Havana, including lifting travel res…

Rachel Sharp (2021-01-20). Retired General McChrystal Compares MAGA Protesters to Al-Qaeda. anti-empire.com Editor's note: One gets the impression the generals wouldn't mind moving their permanent occupations to the homeland and save on commute. |
| Retired Army General Stanley McChrystal has compared the MAGA riot to the evolution of Al-Qaeda saying in both instances people followed a 'powerful leader' who 'justified their violence', as he warned America is headed for a homegrown insurgency. | McChrystal, the former commander of American troops in Afghanistan, said there are terrifying parallels between the birth of the terrorist group responsible for the September 11 terrorist attacks and the violent siege on th…

Jon Miltimore (2021-01-20). Study: Lockdowns Will Cause 890,000 Excess US Deaths Over the Next 15 Years Just From Effects of Raised Unemployment. anti-empire.com The toll of the coronavirus has been severe. But a new study has found that the collective response to the virus may ultimately claim more lives than the virus itself. | In "Our results suggest that the toll of lives claimed by the SARS-CoV-2 virus…

The Guardian (2021-01-20). Parler Back Online Thanks to Servers in Russia. anti-empire.com Parler, the social network popular with The network vanished from the internet after it was

Mustafa Abu Sneineh (2021-01-20). Filmmakers denounce Israel ban on Palestinian documentary 'Jenin, Jenin'. middleeasteye.net Filmmakers denounce Israel ban on Palestinian documentary 'Jenin, Jenin' | An Israeli court orders filmmaker Mohammad Bakri to pay $55,000 in damages to an Israeli officer in a defamation case, and seizes copies of 2002 film | Wed, 01/20/2021 – 13: 24 | Mohammad Bakri gestures during a talk at Dar al-Kalima University College of Arts and Culture in Bethlehem city, Palestine (Scree…

Qassam Muaddi (2021-01-20). 'Stripped to the bone': Israel advances plan to cut off Palestinian suburb from Jerusalem. middleeasteye.net 'Stripped to the bone': Israel advances plan to cut off Palestinian suburb from Jerusalem | For centuries, Aizarya has been a satellite of the holy city. Now Israel wants to close off its access with a wall in a scheme denounced as de facto annexation | Wed, 01/20/2021 – 13: 12 | Issam Faroun pointing a 1930s panoramic photo of Aizarya (MEE/Qassam Muaddi) | Vehicles move slowly a few metres down th…

MEE staff (2021-01-20). Israel publishes tenders for hundreds of new illegal settler homes. middleeasteye.net Israel publishes tenders for hundreds of new illegal settler homes | Some of the tenders are for building 2,112 units in various illegal settlements in the occupied West Bank, and 460 housing units in East Jerusalem | Wed, 01/20/2021 – 15: 41 | A bulldozer moving sand at a construction site in Ramat Shlomo, a Jewish settlement in the mainly Palestinian eastern sector of Jerusalem (AFP) | Israel's Ministry of C…

MEE and agencies (2021-01-20). Qatar blockade ends: Cairo to normalise relations with Doha. middleeasteye.net Qatar blockade ends: Cairo to normalise relations with Doha | The first commercial flights between the erstwhile opponents took place on Monday | Wed, 01/20/2021 – 11: 30 | A mask-clad traveller walks past a television screen showing Qatar's Al Jazeera news channel as he prepares to board the first Qatar Airways flight bound for Cairo after the resumption of flights between Qatar and Egypt…

Eds. (2021-01-20). Capitalism and the Telos of the Neoliberal Civilizing Mission. mronline.org In 1931 the British Colonial Office submitted a special report to the Council of the League of Nations on the "Progress of Iraq" in the previous decade. Since the First World War had ended with the dismemberment of the Ottoman Empire and the confiscation of its territories, Iraq had been governed as a British mandate, …

Loretta J. Ross (2021-01-20). The Nazification of the Republican Party. counterpunch.org After World War II, the Nazis who helped Hitler rise to power and murder millions of people, including at least 6 million Jews, were put on trial to send a warning to the world. Not all of them faced a judicial process, but enough were not protected by their high status, official offices, or claims of "innocence" and "patriotism." Power through violence was the only language they spoke—not justice, not freedom—and they were held accountable.

Melvin Goodman (2021-01-20). 9/11 and January 6: the Enormous Cost of intelligence Failure. counterpunch.org "It's tough to make predictions, especially about the future." —Yogi Berra There are two major types of intelligence failure: classic failures involving incorrect or unexamined assumptions and a failure to incorporate new information, and the politicization of intelligence that finds political interference corrupting intelligence production. Classic failures include Pearl Harbor in December 1941, when the

Global Research News (2021-01-20). Selected Articles: The New Domestic War on Terror Is Coming. globalresearch.ca By The last two weeks have ushered in a wave of new domestic police powers and rhetoric in the name of fighting "terrorism" that are carbon …

RT (2021-01-20). Scale of disaster site after fatal Madrid explosion revealed in aerial footage filmed by Spanish police (VIDEO). rt.com Footage filmed from a police helicopter above the scene of Wednesday's gas explosion in downtown Madrid captured the extent of the damage inflicted in a blast that has killed three people. | Police dogs are being deployed to help search the wreckage of a huge explosion in central Madrid, caused by a suspected gas leak that left at least three people dead and 11 injured. | Desplegados en la calle Toledo más de 120 agentes especializados de Policía Nacional: UIP, UPR, TEDAX, Subsuelo, SMA, Policía Científica, Seguridad Ciudadana, Información y Guías Caninos. | Se continúa trabajando en el aseguramiento del lugar…

RT (2021-01-20). Mysterious 'alien megastructure' star is not alone as astronomers discover dwarf star neighbor. rt.com Astronomers have discovered a fresh clue that could help unravel the mystery of a bizarrely dimming star. The repeated plunges into darkness previously led some experts to suggest it could be evidence of intelligent alien life. | The otherwise normal star KIC 8462852, better known as Boyajian's Star, is slightly larger and hotter than the Sun and sits around 1,480 light-years from Earth in the constellation Cygnus. | The new breakthrough suggests that the star has a binary companion that could be contributing to its unexplained flickering. | The two stars are separated by a distance of 880 Astronomical Units,…

IMEMC News (2021-01-20). Fifteen More Detainees Contract Coronavirus In Ramon Israeli Prison. imemc.org The Palestinian Prisoners' Society (PPS) has reported, Wednesday, that fifteen more detainees have been officially diagnosed with the coronavirus in Ramon Israeli prison, bringing the number of infected detainees in the facility to fifty-three since January 11th, and increasing the total number of infected political prisoners in Israeli prisons and detention centers to more than …

IMEMC News (2021-01-20). Soldiers Abduct Six Palestinians, Including Father And Son, One Woman, In Jerusalem. imemc.org Israeli soldiers abducted, on Tuesday evening, five Palestinians, including a woman, a father, and his sons, in the al-'Isawiya town, in addition to one child in Hizma town, in the occupied Palestinian capital Jerusalem. Media sources said the soldiers, including undercover officers, invaded al-'Isawiya, before storming and ransacking shops and homes, and abducted five Palestinians. …

Kenneth Surin (2021-01-20). Overturning the Presidential Election Result In Southwest Virginia. counterpunch.org While Republican senators Hawley and Cruz grab the headlines in their attempts to curry favour with the previous inhabitant of the White House (and his base) by trying to upend the election result, a host of smaller Republican players around the country have made similar efforts at ingratiation. The case of Western Virginia's Congressional representatives

Princess Harmony (2021-01-20). Struggle for Safehouse will continue. workers.org A crack house is dark. It is a place of sorrow and danger — a hell on Earth. People do not care about you. They would allow you to die alone if you overdose or have an adverse drug reaction. You have to be on guard at all times. You . . . |

Ali Salam (2021-01-20). Israeli Bulldozes Structures in Al-Arakib Village for the 182nd Time. imemc.org The Palestinian Bedouin village of al-Arakib, was demolished, for the 182nd time, on Wednesday, have once again been displaced by the Israeli authorities, Palestinian WAFA News Agency reported. Israeli officials forced their way into the rural community and bulldozed the tents that the community had re-constructed out of wood and nylon as use for shelter …

Jessica Buxbaum (2021-01-20). Revealed: Israeli Settler Groups With Ties To the US Are Evicting Palestinians in Mass. mintpressnews.com Jessica Buxbaum investigates the slew of Israeli settler groups working to evict Palestinian families from their East Jerusalem homes with the aid of millions of dollars from American donors.

Mark Gruenberg (2021-01-20). MLK conference strategizes on gaining power for people of color. peoplesworld.org WASHINGTON—Some 400 delegates, attending the AFL-CIO's annual Martin Luther King commemorative conference by zoom and video, spent their two-day event strategizing on how to gain more political power—and use it—for people of color. But they also had a few words for fair-weather friends, political, and organizational, too. The conference, held annually to commemorate the martyred …

The Palestinian News & Info Agency (2021-01-20). WAFA: "Foreign Ministry pledges to legally pursue US ambassador to Israel for recognizing settlement project" imemc.org RAMALLAH, Tuesday, January 19, 2021 (WAFA) — The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates today pledged to legally pursue the US ambassador to Israel, David Friedman after he recognized the settlement project called City of David in the occupied city of Jerusalem. The Ministry said in a statement that all of East Jerusalem is a …

IMEMC News (2021-01-20). Israeli Colonists Cut 100 Olive Saplings Near Hebron. imemc.org Many fanatic Israeli colonists, illegally squatting on Palestinian lands, invaded a Palestinian orchard east of Yatta town, south of the southern West Bank city of Hebron, and cut about 100 olive saplings. Rateb Jabour, the coordinator of the Popular Committee against the Annexation Wall and Colonies in Hebron, said the colonists invaded a privately-owned Palestinian …

Paul Street (2021-01-20). On "True Democracy" counterpunch.org On January 5, 2021, one day before Trump sparked his fascist Attack on the Capitol, the liberal New York Times columnist Michelle Goldberg called for Americans "to defend democracy" by "investigating" Trump and wrote these words: "True democracy in America is quite new; you can date it to the civil rights era. If Trump's Republican

John Laforge (2021-01-20). Treaty Banning the Ultimate Weapon of Mass Destruction Enters into Force. counterpunch.org The Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons (TPNW) takes effect Friday, January 22, 2021. After decades of campaigns of every kind to "ban the bomb," to prevent the nuclear arms race, to freeze the arms race, humankind finally has a global treaty. The nuclear weapons prohibition outlaws not just their development, testing and possession,

Steve Douglas (2021-01-20). Jim Thorpe's 1912 golds still resonate, amaze. peoplesworld.org STOCKHOLM, Sweden (AP) — It has been described as the first major international sports scandal, and still resonates more than a century later. Jim Thorpe, a Native American who seemed to excel at every sport he tried, was seen as one of the world's top athletes after winning gold medals in the decathlon and pentathlon …

G. Dunkel (2021-01-20). Protests erupt over Haitian president's plans to stay in power. workers.org From Brooklyn and Miami to Montreal, Quebec, Canada, as well as Port-au-Prince, Cap-Haitien, Jacmel, Saint-Marc and GonaàØves in Haiti, hundreds of people marched on Jan. 15 to demand that Haitian President Jovenel MoàØse follow the constitution and step down next month. Barclay Center protest, Brooklyn, N.Y., Jan. 15. The term . . . |

IMEMC News (2021-01-20). Israeli Soldiers Abduct A Senior Palestinian Official And His Assistant Near Jerusalem. imemc.org Israeli soldiers abducted, Wednesday, a senior Palestinian official and his assistant while crossing Qalandia terminal north of the occupied Palestinian capital, Jerusalem. The Palestinian News & Info Agency (WAFA) has reported that the soldiers abducted Lieutenant Bilal Natsha, the secretary-general of the Popular National Conference for Jerusalem, and his assistant Moath al-Ashhab, while crossing the …

Eds. (2021-01-20). The class composition of the Capitol rioters (First Cut). mronline.org The extensive commentary I have read on the Capitol Seizure of January 6 has not, to my knowledge, focused on two aspects of the event: The first is the class composition of the rioters. The second is the actual cost of the event.

IMEMC News (2021-01-20). Israeli Soldiers Abduct Four Palestinians From Tulkarem And Nablus. imemc.org Israeli soldiers abducted, on Wednesday at dawn, three Palestinians from Tulkarem and one from Nablus, in northern West Bank. The Tulkarem office of the Palestinian Prisoners' Society (PPS), in northern West Bank, said several army jeeps invaded Tulkarem refugee camp, before the soldiers stormed and violently searched homes in Anabta town, east of the city, …

Taylor Ikehara (2021-01-20). AFRICOM says they left Somalia, San Diego activists tell the truth. liberationnews.org On Jan. 16, ANSWER Coalition (Act Now to Stop War and End Racism) and the Party for Socialism and Liberation held a speak-out and banner drop at Teralta Park in the City Heights neighborhood of San Diego to demand a withdrawal of all U.S. forces from Somalia and an end to AFRICOM. City Heights is …

IMEMC News (2021-01-20). Abu Rodeina Denounces Israel's Latest Colonialist Plans. imemc.org The Spokesperson of the Palestinian Presidency, Nabil Abu Rodeina, denounced the latest Israeli plan to build more than 2500 colonialist units in the occupied West Bank, and described them as another attempt to destroy any prospect of peace. Abu Rodeina said the Israeli decisions are direct violations of International Law, and various resolutions, including United …

Al-Mezan Center For Human Rights (2021-01-20). Press Release: Al Mezan welcomes the Palestinian President's decree to hold parliamentary and presidential elections. imemc.org Al Mezan Center for Human Rights welcomes the decree, issued by Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, that announces parliamentary and presidential elections for later this year. The first such elections in almost 16 years, this step is long overdue and holds weighty expectations for the renewal of legitimacy to state institutions and unification of the Palestinian …

Eugene E Ruyle (2021-01-20). Sunday 1/24: The US Capitol Building Riot and Its Blowback: Scarier than QAnon? indybay.org ZOOM meeting, Log-in info at ICSSMARX.ORG

_____ (2021-01-20). Could Baltimore's Climate Change Suit Become A Supreme Court Test Case? popularresistance.org What began as a narrow jurisdictional question to be argued Tuesday before the U.S. Supreme Court in a climate change lawsuit filed by the city of Baltimore could take on far greater implications if the high court agrees with major oil companies to expand its purview and consider whether federal, rather than state courts, are the appropriate venue for the city's case and possibly a host of similar lawsuits. | The high court initially agreed to hear a request by the oil and gas industry to review a ruling by the Fourth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in which the court affirmed a federal district judge's decision to…

news.un (2021-01-20). Healthy diets 'nearly impossible' for 1.9 billion in Asia-Pacific: UN report. news.un.org The economic impact of the coronavirus pandemic and surging food prices have made it "nearly impossible" for almost two billion people in Asia and the Pacific to eat healthy diets, a new United Nations report revealed on Wednesday.

Project Censored (2021-01-20). John Marshall And Nolan Higdon. projectcensored.org Mickey's first guest is veteran technology entrepreneur John Marshall. In his new book "Free is Bad: How the Free Web Hurt Privacy, Truth and Democracy," he contends that internet users' expectation that everything online should be provided free has been a disservice to themselves and to society, because it makes advertisers, not internet users, the real customers of the tech firms. In the second half of the show, History and Media Studies lecturer Nolan Higdon returns to the program for a discussion about what the January 6 events at the U.S. Capitol means for the media and for the country. They reference their…

John W. Whitehead (2021-01-20). The Deep State's Stealthy, Subversive, Silent Coup to Ensure Nothing Changes. globalresearch.ca "You have such a fervent, passionate, evangelical faith in this country…why in the name of God don't you have any faith in the system of government you're so hell-bent to protect? You want to defend the United States of America, …

Pip Hinman (2021-01-20). On current trends, Australia will reach carbon neutrality in 300 years. greenleft.org.au The climate-denying federal government is putting Australia on track to reach net zero emissions in 300 years, writes Sarah Hathway.

Pip Hinman (2021-01-20). Vale John Rainford — communist, unionist, writer and filmmaker. greenleft.org.au Alexander Brown, Melanie Barnes and Nick Southall write about John Rainford's contributions to communist, labour, and social movements.

Pip Hinman (2021-01-20). Vale John Rainford — communist, unionist, writer and filmmaker. greenleft.org.au Alexander Brown, Melanie Barnes and Nick Southall write about John Rainford's contributions to communist, labour and social movements.

Shawgi Tell (2021-01-20). Vaccine Will Not Reverse Economic Problems. dissidentvoice.org No matter how many vaccines are rush-produced by large for-profit corporations with a long record of malpractice, vaccines will not reverse severe economic deterioration because the economic collapse, nationally and internationally, was not caused by any virus.1 The economic depression that is unfolding was a long time in the making and was accelerated and intensified …

Michael Albert (2021-01-20). Participatory Economics, Ecology, and Anarchism. zcomm.org Will a participatory economy be any better for the environment than capitalism?>

anonymous (2021-01-20). San Francisco ICE office attacked. indybay.org On January 18, as strong winds raged, 30+ anti-racists attacked the Immigration and Customs Enforcement office in San Francisco.

City of Sunnyvale (2021-01-20). Saturday 2/20: EV 201: Finding the EV for Your Lifestyle. indybay.org Free webinar, register below.

anonymous autonomist (2021-01-20). Windows Broken, Graffiti Attack on south san francisco courthouse. indybay.org On January 19, on Ramaytush Ohlone land occupied under the name "South San Francisco", the county courthouse was vandalized with anti-police, anti-State, anti-colonization slogans and the windows of the front entrance were smashed in.

slingshot collective (2021-01-20). Saturday 2/6: Article deadline for Slingshot issue #133. indybay.org Long Haul Infoshop – 3124 Shattuck Ave Berkeley – 510-540-0751…

Commonwealth Club (2021-01-20). Wednesday 2/3: Talk on the Mothers of the Civil Rights Movement w/ Author Anna Malaika Tubbs. indybay.org Online event…

Busboys & Poets and partners (2021-01-20). Tuesday 1/19: Reflections on Politics, Race and Culture: Where We Are & Where We're Going. indybay.org Online event…

Isis Feral (2021-01-20). Friday Deadline: Defend Oakland's Pesticide Ban! indybay.org The City of Oakland is preparing an Environmental Impact Report (EIR) that threatens to roll back a local law that restricts pesticide use on public lands. The herbicides glyphosate, triclopyr, and imazapyr would be exempted for use in the Oakland hills, as part of a plan to remove large numbers of trees. Public comments on the Draft EIR are DUE FRIDAY, JANUARY 22, 2021 AT 5PM…

reenvia Red Latina sin fronteras (2021-01-20). ENLACES de Red Latina sin fronteras 20.01.2021. indybay.org ENLACES de Red Latina sin fronteras 20.01.2021 | comunicaciones e información para la liberación…

Khubaka, Michael Harris (2021-01-20). 2021 National Freedom Day – Black History in the California Gold Rush. indybay.org (1840-1875) Discover the historical significance of Pan Africans in early California history is essential to preserve the authentic contributions that helped shape California and the United States of America.

City of Sunnvale (2021-01-20). Saturday 1/30: Carbon Neutral Portfolio: From Vision to Strategy. indybay.org Free webinar.

_____ (2021-01-20). Iran Adds Trump, Pompeo, Mnuchin, Several Ex-Officials To Sanctions Lists. popularresistance.org Iran has imposed sanctions on incumbent US President Trump, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, acting Secretary of Defence Christopher Miller, Secretary of the Treasury Steven Mnuchin, ex-Secretary of Defence Mark Esper, as well as a number of other former officials, including Gina Haspel, John Bolton, Brian Hook, and others, the Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman said. The blacklisting of 10 senior US officials, including POTUS Trump, is because of their "role and involvement in terrorist and anti-human rights actions against the Islamic Republic of Iran and Iranian citizens", the ministry's spokesman Saeed Khatibz…

_____ (2021-01-20). Hospital Closes Without Warning Because Owners Are Behind On Rent. popularresistance.org Houston, TX – Doctors and patients at the Heights Hospital were left stuck in the parking lot after being told they were not allowed in the building Monday afternoon. | A note posted on the door said that the locks for the spaces rented by 1917 Ashland Ventures LLC, the owners on record of the hospital, have been changed and they will only be given keys when $461,302.24 in rent and fees are paid. | Staff members said they were given no warning or opportunity to alert their patients or collect their personal items from inside. | "I tried to contact the owners," said Dr. Felicity Mack, who is listed as a physician…

_____ (2021-01-20). West Coast Gas Terminal Plans Hit Snag. popularresistance.org Portland, OR – Plans for a major West Coast liquified natural gas pipeline and export terminal hit a snag Tuesday with federal regulators after a years-long legal battle that has united tribes, environmentalists and a coalition of residents on Oregon's rural southern coast against the proposal. | The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission ruled that energy company Pembina could not move forward with the proposal without a key clean water permit from the state of Oregon. The U.S. regulatory agency gave its tentative approval to the pipeline last March as long as it secured the necessary state permits, but the Canadi…

John Whitehead (2021-01-20). The Deep State's Stealthy, Subversive, Silent Coup to Ensure Nothing Changes. mintpressnews.com Donald Trump swore to drain the swamp in Washington DC, instead, he paved the way for lobbyists, corporations, and the military industrial complex. Here's why Joe Biden will be no different.

Thomas Klikauer (2021-01-20). Global Minimum Wage. zcomm.org It is simply unacceptable that people should work for starvation wages…

Badri Raina (2021-01-20). CJI Bobde's Remarks on Women Protesters Are Patriarchal Diktat, Not Concern. zcomm.org When women fly planes and go up in space shuttles our hearts swell with pride, but when they lead protests and question, we deny them agency and express solicitude…

Marcy Rein (2021-01-20). Can We Crack the Right's White Bloc? These Organizers Say Yes. zcomm.org Deep canvass conversations, storytelling, acknowledges people's experiences while suggesting a different way to understand and respond…

Thea Lim (2021-01-20). The Interior Lives of the Transnational Asian Diaspora. thenation.com The Interior Lives of the Transnational Asian Diaspora…

J. Duncan Moore, Jr. (2021-01-20). The Chicago FOP Head's Remarks Underline Doubts About Police Loyalty. thenation.com The Chicago FOP Head's Remarks Underline Doubts About Police Loyalty…

imperial.ac.uk (2021-01-20). Precise mapping shows how brain injuries inflict long-term damage. imperial.ac.uk Researchers have shown how forces acting on the brain during traumatic injury are linked to damage seen years after the initial trauma.

Philip Farruggio (2021-01-20). Democracy USA? NO!!! nationofchange.org If we had a viable multi party system here in the 'Land of the Free' perhaps there would be more adjustments. Instead, we stay with this phony Two Party/One Party fantasyland.

Colin Todhunter (2021-01-20). Indian Farmers on the Frontline Against Global Capitalism. counterpunch.org In a short video on the empirediaries.com YouTube channel, a protesting farmer camped near Delhi says that during lockdown and times of crisis farmers are treated like "gods", but when they ask for their rights, they are smeared and labelled as "terrorists". He, along with thousands of other farmers, are mobilising against three important pieces of farm legislation that

Andrew Emett (2021-01-20). Racist County Commissioner arrested for breaching US Capitol. nationofchange.org "And I will embrace my Second Amendment, I will keep my right to bear arms, my vehicle is an extension of my home in regard to the constitution law, and I have a right to have those firearms in my car."

Peoples Dispatch (2021-01-20). Families of youth killed in fake encounter hold protest in Kashmir. peoplesdispatch.org Ather Mushtaq, Ajaz Maqbool Ganai and Zubair Lone were killed in an encounter on December 30. Their bodies have not been handed over to the families yet…

oneworld.press (2021-01-20). Sweden Doesn't Need To Join NATO To Be A Security Threat To Russia. oneworld.press Sweden's growing ties with NATO over the past half-dozen years make many observers wonder whether the Nordic country will soon join the transatlantic bloc, but it actually doesn't even have to do so formally since it's already a de facto member considering its close security cooperation with it, which means that Sweden is still a security threat to Russia despite not crossing Moscow's red line of officially joining NATO.

Eleanor J. Bader (2021-01-20). Former White Supremacists Are Helping Others Disengage from Hate Groups. progressive.org Organizations are encouraging people to leave groups like The Proud Boys and hold themselves accountable for harm they've caused.

Fight Back (2021-01-20). NYC rallies for MLK Day. fightbacknews.org New York, NY – Over 50 people gathered on January 18, in honor of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. The crowd rallied at the 125th Street and Adam Clayton Powell Boulevard in Harlem, a neighborhood that has had a long history of Black revolutionary organizing. Along with the rally, others participated in a car caravan that passed by the rally. | The event was organized by the People's United Front, with speakers from organizations such as the New Abolitionist Movement, Cuba Si Coalition, New York Community Action Project, Families for Freedom, and many others. | Each of the speeches addressed one of the issues laid ou…

Peoples Dispatch (2021-01-20). China urges US to rejoin Iran nuclear deal. peoplesdispatch.org Chinese foreign ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying urged the incoming Biden administration to rejoin the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) "as early as possible" and without any preconditions…

Timothy Alexander Guzman (2021-01-20). A Belligerent Foreign Policy Towards the Middle East: The Legacy of US President Donald J. Trump. globalresearch.ca As the Trump era is coming to an end, his legacy in the Middle East will be described by the Palestinians, Syrians, Iranians and the rest of the Arab world as aggressive, dangerous and extremely reckless. Israelis will say that …

John Cannon (2021-01-20). Protesters Hold Back Military Takeover of Balkans' Largest Mountain Pasture. globalresearch.ca Montenegro's military — and maybe NATO — want the Sinjajevina Highlands for maneuvers; traditional herding communities want these biodiverse alpine pasturelands conserved. | *** | Mileva "Gara" Jovanoviƒá's family has been taking cattle up to graze in Montenegro's Sinjajevina Highlands for more …

_____ (2021-01-20). HMRC has never opened a criminal investigation into a tax avoidance scheme used by a large corporation. truepublica.org.uk By George Turner: As reported in the Financial Times, HMRC has opened a number of criminal investigations into fraud following enquiries into transfer pricing schemes used by large corporations. News of this new approach first emerged in response to a question I posed to Simon York, HMRC's Chief Investigations Officer. Mr York and I were …

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Katie Alvord (2021-01-20). Is Wireless Technology an Environmental Health Risk? globalresearch.ca Early in 2012, I started having debilitating cognitive lapses, pressure headaches, nausea and worse when around wireless and electronic devices. | That winter and spring, I'd put in long hours, drafting an eco-themed novel, writing for a hyperlocal news blog and …

John C. A. Manley (2021-01-20). Video: The Silent Enemy: The Lockdown Concerto of Dr. Ronald B. Brown, PhD. globalresearch.ca He disrupted the academic world with his In

Peoples Dispatch (2021-01-20). "Women will continue to lead the struggle against farm laws" peoplesdispatch.org January 18 is celebrated each year as Mahila Kisan Diwas, or Women Farmers' Day, in India. This year, women farmers in the thick of struggles against the farm laws expressed their determination to continue the fight…

Ashley Curtin (2021-01-20). Washington denies permits for massive fracked gas-to-methanol refinery. nationofchange.org "Today's science-based decision helps ensure Washington's promise of a livable planet for generations to come."

Fight Back (2021-01-20). Supporters celebrate Alvin Cole's 18th birthday and continue to demand justice. fightbacknews.org Milwaukee, WI – On the afternoon of January 17, roughly 40 people gathered in a parking lot at Lincoln Park to celebrate what would have been Alvin Cole's 18th birthday. Cole was murdered by former Wauwatosa police officer Joseph Mensah on February 2, 2020. Mensah remains free after Milwaukee County District Attorney John Chisholm determined he would face no charges in October. The cop was not fired by the Wauwatosa Police Department either, but rather was allowed to resign. | After hearing from a teacher from Cole's youth, those gathered at the park embarked on a march through the streets. Chants of "Say his nam…

Seyed Hossein Mousavian (2021-01-20). Nine Hurdles to Reviving the Iran Nuclear Deal. globalresearch.ca Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said on January 8 that Tehran was in no rush for the United States to rejoin the 2015 nuclear deal formally known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), but, he also said, …

Rod Driver (2021-01-20). War Propaganda: The Cult of Militarism. globalresearch.ca This is the second of two posts about war propaganda, and the last of four posts about propaganda more generally. | "War will exist until the distant day when the conscientious objector enjoys the same reputation and prestige as the warrior …

John R. Platt (2021-01-20). The rebuilding years begin now. nationofchange.org So what's the agenda for moving forward under the Biden-Harris administration?>

teleSUR (2021-01-20). Biden Orders US To Rejoin Paris Agreement on Climate Change. telesurenglish.net U.S. President Joe Biden on Wednesday signed an executive order returning the United States to the 2015 Paris Agreement on climate change. | Hours after being sworn in as the 46th President of the United States, Biden signed in the Oval Office an executive order that returns his country back to the Paris Agreement on climate change, reversing his predecessor Donald Trump's decision to abandon the deal. | RELATED: | "We are g…

WSWS (2021-01-20). Ugandan President Museveni arrests opposition rival Bobbi Wine. wsws.org Museveni's regime depends on extensive backing from the US, which provides over $970 million a year in development and security assistance, including military training for the army.

Fight Back (2021-01-20). Supporters celebrate Alvin Cole's 18th birthday and continue to demand justice. fightbacknews.org Milwaukee, WI – On the afternoon of January 17, roughly 40 people gathered in a parking lot at Lincoln Park to celebrate what would have been Alvin Cole's 18th birthday. Cole was murdered by former Wauwatosa police officer Joseph Mensah on February 2, 2020. Mensah remains free after Milwaukee County District Attorney John Chisholm determined he would face no charges in October. The cop was not fired by the Wauwatosa Police Department either, but rather was allowed to resign. | After hearing from a teacher from Cole's youth, those gathered at the park embarked on a march through the streets. Chants of "Say his nam…

Mike Ervin (2021-01-20). Smart Ass Cripple: Zoom's Inaccessibility for Hard-of-Hearing and Deaf Users. progressive.org The video-chat platform is facing a federal lawsuit for charging a monthly fee to folks who need closed captioning.

Global Research News (2021-01-20). مقالات البحث العالمية متاحة الآن باللغة العربية. globalresearch.ca

Center For Biological Diversity (2021-01-20). Lawsuit Challenges Trump Administration's Gutting of Federal Protection for Migratory Birds. globalresearch.ca National environmental groups filed a

Norman Stockwell (2021-01-20). How Movements Are Made. progressive.org Two books bring the history of the civil rights struggle to a modern audience.

Ashley Lynn Priore (2021-01-20). Biden Must Build a Bridge to Young Americans. progressive.org Young people came out, not because we were excited, but because we were scared. For our lives. For our future. For democracy.

oneworld.press (2021-01-20). Sweden Doesn't Need To Join NATO To Be A Security Threat To Russia. oneworld.press Sweden's growing ties with NATO over the past half-dozen years make many observers wonder whether the Nordic country will soon join the transatlantic bloc, but it actually doesn't even have to do so formally since it's already a de facto member considering its close security cooperation with it, which means that Sweden is still a security threat to Russia despite not crossing Moscow's red line of officially joining NATO.

Peoples Dispatch (2021-01-20). Steve Bannon and corrupt officials given last-minute pardon by Trump. peoplesdispatch.org In the last few hours of his presidency, Donald Trump chose to pardon a whole array of corrupt officials and rich felons, while overlooking calls for pardoning whistleblowers and journalists…

organizingupgrade (2021-01-20). Building Class Power by Fighting for the Common Good. organizingupgrade.com As activists orient to…

Johanna Kichton (2021-01-20). People's Action Statement on President Biden's Executive Orders. peoplesaction.org Contact: Johanna Kichton, 240.206.1145, press@peoplesaction.org WASHINGTON, D.C.—People's Action today release the following statements in anticipation of President Biden's executive orders on climate, housing, and immigration: Climate "The Biden administration's commitment to act on climate and revoke the Keystone XL pipeline's permit are encouraging first steps in the direction of climate and environmental justice," People and …

Scott Ritter (2021-01-20). The US has a broken political system & is about to be usurped by China — what Europeans really think about America is telling. thealtworld.com A new survey of citizens of 11 countries suggests that Joe Biden faces an almost impossible task …

Fight Back (2021-01-20). NYC rallies for MLK Day. fightbacknews.org New York, NY – Over 50 people gathered on January 18, in honor of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. The crowd rallied at the 125th Street and Adam Clayton Powell Boulevard in Harlem, a neighborhood that has had a long history of Black revolutionary organizing. Along with the rally, others participated in a car caravan that passed by the rally. | The event was organized by the People's United Front, with speakers from organizations such as the New Abolitionist Movement, Cuba Si Coalition, New York Community Action Project, Families for Freedom, and many others. | Each of the speeches addressed one of the issues laid ou…

Lawrence Davidson (2021-01-20). A Brief But Portentous Insurrection. counterpunch.org There is a difference between attempts to change policy through public pressure and seeking to change the very nature of government through an insurrection. The civil rights protests of the late 1950s and 1960s; the anti-war protests of the latter half of the 1960s and early 1970s; more civil rights protests (these have occurred repeatedly)

Jennifer Lynch (2021-01-20). HART: Homeland Security's Massive New Database Will Include Face Recognition, DNA, and Peoples' "Non-Obvious Relationships" globalresearch.ca This article was originally published on EFF in June 2018. | So why do we know so little about it? | The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is quietly building what will likely become the largest database of biometric and biographic …

Jeremy Kuzmarov (2021-01-20). Biden's Key Role in the Crime of the Century: The 2003 U.S. Invasion of Iraq. globalresearch.ca Joe Biden presents himself as an empathetic guy who is willing to go the extra mile to help people overcome their personal tragedies. | However, Biden has throughout his career endorsed policies that caused countless personal tragedies for millions of people….

teleSUR (2021-01-20). China Sanctions 28 Trump Officials, Pompeo Included. telesurenglish.net The Chinese government-sanctioned on Wednesday former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo alongside 27 officials of Trump's administration who "seriously violated China's sovereignty and who have been mainly responsible for the such U.S. moves on China-related issues." | RELATED: | The Foreign Ministry remarked in a statement that "over the past few years, some anti-China politicians in the United States, out of their…

Staff (2021-01-19). FBI Vetting Leads to Removal of 12 National Guard Members From Inauguration Duty. truthout.org Twelve members of the National Guard were removed from inaugural duty, AP Two National Guard members were recused from inauguration duty specifically for ties to far right militias. Because of information saf…

Rathi VK. (2021-01-19). Physician Performance in the Medicare Merit-based Incentive Payment System. jamanetwork.com To the Editor In their recent article, Dr Johnston and colleagues reported that health system affiliation was associated with significantly better performance scores and more favorable value-based reimbursement for clinicians participating in the inaugural payment year (2019) of the Medicare Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS). Even though this program may accelerate clinician consolidation within health systems, I believe their findings may be overstated for 3 reasons.

Staff (2021-01-19). Headlines for January 19, 2021. democracynow.org WHO Warns of "Catastrophic Moral Failure" as Wealthy Nations Hoard Vaccines, U.S. COVID-19 Death Toll Passes 400,000, New York Seeks Vaccines Directly from Pfizer After HHS Fails on Promise to Distribute Doses, FBI to Vet 25,000 National Guard Troops Deploying to Washington, D.C., for Inauguration, FBI Arrests More Far-Right Militia Leaders, White Supremacists Over Capitol Attack, New Yorker Footage Shows How Insurrectionists Breached Senate Chamber on Jan. 6, Senate to Begin Confirmation Hearings for Joe Biden Cabinet Nominees, Biden Executive Orders on Day 1 to Reverse Many of Trump's Most Contentious Actions,…

Marko Marjanoviƒá (2021-01-19). Mass Call Up of Unarmed Troops Needed to Battle Terrorists During a Plague That Necessitates Everyone Stays at Home. anti-empire.com Oh look, The Powers That Be couldn't get real people to turn out for Biden so they're planting flags so it wouldn't look so. No no, that can't be right. That's way too cynical of me. Surely there are hundreds of thousands of people who would love to attend the inauguration but sadly the establishment must turn them away because there is a deadly invisible virus out there, that nonetheless did not preclude them from calling up 20,000 federalized National Guard soldiers that have nowhere to sleep but on top of each other. But that was necessary because of the grave "domestic terrorist" threat from the unpopular "an…

Andrew Korybko (2021-01-19). Why Did Alexei Navalny Return to the Same Country that He Claimed Tried to Kill Him? globalresearch.ca Russian anti-corruption blogger Alexei Navalny inexplicably decided to return to the same country that he claimed had unsuccessfully tried to kill him, curiously timing his trip to coincide with the immediate run-up to Biden's inauguration in what some suspect is …

commondreams (2021-01-19). 350.org Responds to Biden's Upcoming Presidential Inauguration. commondreams.org ______________________________…

sputniknews (2021-01-19). Lloyd Austin Says Will Review US Force Presence in Mideast to Address Russia, China Challenges. sputniknews.com The confirmation hearing for Gen. Lloyd Auston, President-elect Joe Biden's pick to head the Pentagon, took place before the Senate Armed Services Committee on January 19, one day before Biden's inauguration.

Johanna Kichton (2021-01-19). On Eve of Inauguration, People's Action and Tenants Facing Eviction Demand Lawmakers Seize Moment to Protect Tenants. peoplesaction.org In New Letters, Campaign that Helped Lead #CancelRent Movement Urges Biden to Issue Eviction Moratorium With Teeth And Demands Congress Finally Cancel Rent and Rental Debt Contact: Johanna Kichton, press@peoplesaction.org, 240.206.1145 WASHINGTON, D.C.—People's Action today united with tenants facing eviction to host a press conference to call on President-Elect Biden to immediately issue an eviction moratorium that …

Max Blumenthal (2021-01-19). Max Blumenthal: Breach of Capitol security was like a military operation. mronline.org The Grayzone founder notes that "such a disproportionate percentage" of the Capitol building attackers were former military, former law enforcement, or current law enforcement that began rappelling up the sides of the Capitol with ropes."

Ramzy Baroud (2021-01-19). By 'Force and Fraud': Is This the End of the US Democracy Doctrine? counterpunch.org In an interview with the British newspaper, The Times, in 2015, former US Defense Secretary, Donald Rumsfeld, vehemently denied that exporting democracy to Iraq was the main motive behind the US invasion of that Arab country 12 years earlier. Rumsfeld further alleged that "the idea that we could fashion a democracy in Iraq seemed to

Ramzy Baroud (2021-01-19). By "Force and Fraud": Is This the End of the US Democracy Doctrine? dissidentvoice.org In an interview with the British newspaper, The Times, in 2015, former US Defense Secretary, Donald Rumsfeld, vehemently denied that exporting democracy to Iraq was the main motive behind the US invasion of that Arab country 12 years earlier. Rumsfeld further alleged that "the idea that we could fashion a democracy in Iraq seemed to me …

Ramzy Baroud (2021-01-19). By 'Force and Fraud': Is This the End of the US Democracy Doctrine? counterpunch.org In an interview with the British newspaper, The Times, in 2015, former US Defense Secretary, Donald Rumsfeld, vehemently denied that exporting democracy to Iraq was the main motive behind the US invasion of that Arab country 12 years earlier. Rumsfeld further alleged that "the idea that we could fashion a democracy in Iraq seemed to

Ramzy Baroud (2021-01-19). Fearing the Palestinian Narrative: Why Israel Banned Jenin Jenin. dissidentvoice.org On January 11, the Israeli Lod District Court ruled against a Palestinian film-maker, Mahmoud Bakri, ordering him to pay hefty compensation to an Israeli soldier who was accused, along with the Israeli military, of carrying out war crimes in April 2002, in the Palestinian Jenin refugee camp located in the northern occupied West Bank. The …

teleSUR (2021-01-19). Chile: Mapuche Indigenous People Gathered To Condemn Violence. telesurenglish.net Mapuche Indigenous leaders on Monday began an "urgent conversation" in the Temucuicui territory to denounce the state violence against Indigenous people promoted by Chile's President Sebastian Piñera. | RELATED: | The two-day meeting took place after the violence experienced on January 7 when Investigation Police (PDI) officers carried out a raid in the Ercilla community. | Around 350 people attended the meeting, including…

Amanda Mills (2021-01-19). Biden expected to cancel Keystone XL pipeline on day one of presidency. nationofchange.org "This decision to halt the Keystone XL pipeline on day one in office sets a precedent that all permitting decisions must pass a climate test and respect Indigenous rights."

Editor (2021-01-19). Glenn Greenwald on the Biden Administration and Expanding Censorship. scheerpost.com On this week's "On Contact," Chris Hedges talks to Pulitzer prize-winning journalist Glenn Greenwald about the incoming Biden administration and what it will mean for a country in crisis, ravaged by a pandemic it cannot control, hostage to corporate power and bifurcated into warring factions. Glenn Greenwald is the author of several bestsellers, including How …

news.un (2021-01-19). 'Swift action' needed in Tigray to save thousands at risk, UNHCR warns. news.un.org Two months after conflict forced humanitarian workers to withdraw from the Tigray region of Ethiopia, the UN refugee agency (UNHCR), on Tuesday, stressed the need for "swift action" to restore safe access to "save thousands of lives at risk".

Kathy Kelly (2021-01-19). About Suffering: A Massacre of the Innocents in Yemen. progressive.org The United States is contributing to the violent attacks on Yemen, while cutting back its humanitarian relief efforts.

Peoples Dispatch (2021-01-19). Citing famine, UN urges reversal of terrorist designation for Yemen's Houthis; U.S. refuses. mronline.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 U.S. would likely trigger a "famine on a scale we have not seen in 40 years.

OCHA (2021-01-19). OCHA Report: Demolitions and Displacements | December 2020. imemc.org Demolitions and Displacements report from the Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs Occupied Palestinian Territory (OCHA) In December, the Israeli authorities demolished, forced people to demolish, or seized 67 Palestinian-owned structures across the West Bank, including East Jerusalem, resulting in the displacement of 50 people, including 30 children, and otherwise affecting the livelihoods or …

Peoples Dispatch (2021-01-19). Migrants stranded in Guatemala following repression by security forces. peoplesdispatch.org A caravan of more than thousand Honduran migrants were brutally repressed by the Guatemalan military and police forces, on January 17. Honduran migrants, including men, women and children, have set off on this perilous 4,000-km long journey on foot to the US with the hope to apply for humanitarian asylum there.

Anti*Capitalist Resistance (2021-01-19). The Class Struggle Against the Pandemic. socialistproject.ca Kevin Courtney, joint General Secretary of the National Education Union (NEU), summed it up when he said, the best response to the Tory pandemic disaster is to join a union and join the Zero Covid campaign. Talking at a 400-strong online conference, he paid tribute to NEU and Unison members who had followed union advice …

Fight Back (2021-01-19). Chicago MLK rally demands end to white supremacy. fightbacknews.org Chicago, IL – 500 people gathered in Federal Plaza today with a banner reading, "End the Trump era" and "End white supremacy!" Organizers including the Chicago Alliance Against Racist and Political Repression, Southsiders Organized for Unity and Liberation, and Chicago Democratic Socialists of America. Also joining were SEIU Local 73 and other unions as well as Black, Latino and other organizations. | The protest was called in response to the white supremacist insurrection and attempted coup in DC on January 6. The aim of the racists was to invalidate the votes of hundreds of thousands of Black people in Atlanta…

Fight Back (2021-01-19). Chicago MLK rally demands end to white supremacy. fightbacknews.org Chicago, IL – 500 people gathered in Federal Plaza today with a banner reading, "End the Trump era" and "End white supremacy!" Organizers including the Chicago Alliance Against Racist and Political Repression, Southsiders Organized for Unity and Liberation, and Chicago Democratic Socialists of America. Also joining were SEIU Local 73 and other unions as well as Black, Latino and other organizations. | The protest was called in response to the white supremacist insurrection and attempted coup in DC on January 6. The aim of the racists was to invalidate the votes of hundreds of thousands of Black people in Atlanta…

Ted Glick (2021-01-19). The Cause of Independence for Puerto Rico. dissidentvoice.org From 1974 into the 1980's I worked actively with the US branch of the Puerto Rican Socialist Party (PSP) in support of the cause of independence for Puerto Rico. I have maintained connections to this should-be country ever since, primarily through a close friendship with a leading community activist in Vieques, a small island off …

Brett Wilkins, staff writer (2021-01-19). As Guatemalan Forces Beat Back Migrant Caravan, Biden Urged to Reverse Trump Policies of 'Cruelty and Coercion'. commondreams.org "The answer is not to continue doing more of the same but to envision a new direction that respects the political and economic self-determination and dignity of our Central American neighbors." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

teleSUR (2021-01-19). Migrants Jump Over Border Fence in Spanish City in Africa. telesurenglish.net Some 150 sub-Saharan migrants on Tuesday tried to enter the Spanish city of Melilla by jumping the border fence with Morocco. | RELATED: | Spanish authorities reported that 87 people entered this North African city although Moroccan and Spanish security forces tried to prevent it. | After jumping over the fence, the Sub-Saharan migrants ran into the city in a group. Of those, 78 people were taken to the Cent…

mgrochowski (2021-01-19). DSA4USPS: The Postal Service and the Green New Deal. dsausa.org In our third educational webinar, DSA4USPS will explore…

Kathy Kelly (2021-01-19). About Suffering: A Massacre of the Innocents in Yemen. commondreams.org The United Nations estimates the war has already caused 233,000 deaths, including 131,000 deaths from indirect causes such as lack of food, health services and infrastructure. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Kathy Kelly (2021-01-19). About Suffering: A Massacre of the Innocents in Yemen. dissidentvoice.org In 1565, Pieter Bruegel the Elder created "The Massacre of the Innocents," a provocative masterpiece of religious art. The painting reworks a biblical narrative about King Herod's order to slaughter all newborn boys in Bethlehem for fear that a messiah had been born there. Bruegel's painting situates the atrocity in a contemporary setting, a 16th …

Stephen Lendman (2021-01-19). Rolling Out The Dystopian Nightmare: World Economic Forum (WEF) Davos Agenda. globalresearch.ca Founded in 1971, the Geneva-based World Economic Forum (WEF) meets annually in Davos, Switzerland. | It brings together top business and political leaders, along with likeminded pro-New World Order economists and pseudo-journalists. | Calling itself "an independent international organization committed to improving …

WSWS (2021-01-19). Surge in COVID-19 on UK's Isle of Wight overwhelms health care infrastructure. wsws.org Stephen Parker, medical director of the island's National Health Service Trust, warned, "If the NHS is going to be overwhelmed, it is going to be in the next two to four weeks."

Staff (2021-01-19). U.S. Rep. Tlaib: "Israel Is a Racist State That Would Deny Palestinians Like My Grandmother a Vaccine" democracynow.org Israel has been hailed as having the world's most vaccinated population, but Palestinians are not included. Human Rights Watch and others have called on Israeli authorities to provide COVID-19 vaccines to the more than 4.5 million Palestinians in the occupied West Bank and Gaza Strip. "Israel is a racist state," responds Congressmember Rashida Talib of Michigan, who is Palestinian American and one of the first Muslim women elected to Congress and says her Palestinian grandmother was denied access to a vaccine. "I hope my colleagues, I hope our country, sees what the Palestinians have been trying to tell us for a…

news.un (2021-01-19). UN agencies supporting mammoth India COVID-19 vaccine rollout. news.un.org India has begun what is the world's biggest COVID vaccination campaign so far, deploying hundreds of thousands of health workers, with the training and support of the UN World Health Organization (WHO).

news.un (2021-01-19). Independent panel finds critical early failings in COVID-19 response. news.un.org The global system for pandemic alert and response is "not fit for purpose", highlighting the need for a new framework in the wake of COVID-19, experts appointed by the World Health Organization (WHO) said in an interim report presented on Tuesday.

RT (2021-01-19). Scotland's first minister says national lockdown will remain until at least mid-February. rt.com Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has announced that the national lockdown will remain in place until mid-February at least, as a highly contagious strain of Covid-19 continues to afflict the UK. | "The lockdown restrictions — including the strict stay-at-home requirement — will remain in place across mainland Scotland and some island communities until at least the middle of February," Sturgeon told lawmakers on Tuesday. | Sturgeon said the measures were beginning to have an impact, but emphasised that case numbers remain "very high." | She added that there are currently around 2,000 coronaviru…

teleSUR (2021-01-19). IATA Creates Universal Health Passport for International Travel. telesurenglish.net The initiative will be implemented as of this upcoming March 2021 under the IATA Travel Pass's official name and consists of an application for mobile devices in which passengers can store and administer test certificates for COVID-19 or the vaccine against the disease. | This way, physical documents can be avoided, which provides more security and efficiency and explains the entity in a statement. | RELATED: | It will also allo…

Children's Health Defense (2021-01-19). China Health Experts Call for Suspension of COVID Vaccines as Norway Investigates 33 Deaths, Germany Probes 10 Deaths. globalresearch.ca Norway upped the number of deaths under investigation, from 23 last week to 33, while in Germany, health officials said they are investigating 10 deaths that occurred among elderly patients who received the COVID vaccine. | *** | China health experts say …

Ali Khan (2021-01-19). U.S. Needs to Quickly Ramp Up Vaccinations. zcomm.org Please Help ZNet Source: Democracy Now! As the United States breaks all records for coronavirus cases, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention warns another 92,000 could die in the next three weeks as complaints grow over the slow distribution of COVID vaccines. Across the country, hospitals are overflowing, and ICU beds are in short

MEE and agencies (2021-01-19). Covid-19: Palestinians to receive first batch of Russian vaccine by weekend. middleeasteye.net Covid-19: Palestinians to receive first batch of Russian vaccine by weekend | The Palestinian health ministry has approved Sputnik V vaccine for domestic use, making it 'the first country in the Middle East' to do so | Tue, 01/19/2021 – 14: 15 | Palestinian health workers collect random swab samples from people to test for the Covid-19 coronavirus in Rafah, in the southern Gaza Strip, on 1…

RT (2021-01-19). WHO panel 'discouraged & frankly disappointed' by global Covid-19 vaccine rollout plan. rt.com An independent WHO panel studying the handling of the Covid-19 pandemic has criticized global vaccine rollout plans over inequalities that will see most of Africa missing out on receiving any jabs this year. | "The panel is discouraged and frankly disappointed by the unequal plans for vaccine rollout," panel co-chair Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, the former Liberian president and Nobel Peace Prize winner, told an Executive Board meeting of the World Health Organization (WHO). | As things stand now, large-scale distribution of vaccines against the coronavirus won't begin in Africa until 2022 or even 2023, she pointed…

Jordan Schachtel (2021-01-19). Two Years to Stop the Spread: Australia to Shut Borders Until 2022 Despite Vaccine. anti-empire.com Australians and Kiwis are looking at the very real possibility of being shut off from the rest of the world for at least another year. | The two countries, often touted by the media and the "public health expert" class as a COVID-19 response success story (and In a conversation with the Australian Broadcasting Corpora…

2021-01-20: Social Media Postees

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Poet Amanda Gorman: 'Even as we grieved, we grew.'
Hillel Italie | peoplesworld.org | 2021-01-20
NEW YORK (AP) — Inaugural poet Amanda Gorman summoned images dire and triumphant Wednesday as she called out to the world "even as we grieved, we grew." In language referencing Biblical scripture and at times echoing the oratory of John F. Kennedy and the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., the 22-year-old Gorman read with urgency …
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Biden Inaugural Guest Is Venezuelan Coup Leader Charged with Inciting Violent Assault on Gov't Building
Anya Parampil | globalresearch.ca | 2021-01-20
After condemning the pro-Trump invasion of the Capitol, the incoming Biden administration invited Carlos Vecchio — a coup leader charged in the 2014 torching of the Venezuelan Attorney General's office — to its inaugural ceremony. | *** | As Washington recovered from …
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A City Under Occupation
Ron Haviv | zcomm.org | 2021-01-20
Twenty-five thousand National Guard troops arrive in D.C. for Joe Biden's inauguration, more than three times the number present at Trump's inauguration…
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The Heat: U.S. inauguration preview
Anand Naidoo | america.cgtn.com | 2021-01-20
President-elect Joe Biden prepares to take the oath of office as his predecessor, Donald Trump bids farewell, after a tumultuous four years in office.
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President Biden Extends Student Loan Payment Freeze
Zachary Conti | indybay.org | 2021-01-20
President Biden will extend the freeze on student debt payments as one of his first executive actions after his inauguration.
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United States of America President Joseph Biden Inauguration Day Speech
From Speech Transcript – | indybay.org | 2021-01-20
As we look ahead in our uniquely American way, restless, bold, optimistic, and set our sights on a nation we know we can be and must be.
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UC Places Initial Fencing Around People's Park, More to Come
Anonymous Park Defender | indybay.org | 2021-01-20
January 19th, the day before Biden's inauguration in DC, the University of California at Berkeley has placed the initial fencing on People's Park. "Work is coming", said Kyle Gibson, the director of communications for UCB Capital Strategies (quoted speaking to Berkeleyside).
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The Way Forward: Can the Left Push Biden to Be a Transformative President Like LBJ, FDR & Lincoln?
Staff | democracynow.org | 2021-01-20
We look at the path forward for the Biden-Harris administration and the role of social movements with political strategist Waleed Shahid and author and analyst Michael Eric Dyson. Shahid, spokesperson for the progressive political action committee Justice Democrats, says Biden could be "one of the most transformative presidents" in U.S. history if he acts boldly. "But it will take an immense amount of pressure on Joe Biden, on the political system, on the political class for him to get there," says Shahid.
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Trump OUT — Time for workers to defeat racism, fascism
John Catalinotto | workers.org | 2021-01-20
An unprecedented 25,000 National Guard troops from 50 states plus thousands of local and Capitol police are expected to occupy the U.S. capital by Jan. 20. This armed force's announced goal: Prevent a violent attack on the inauguration of the 46th president and allow a transition to the Joe Biden/Kamala . . . | Continue reading Trump OUT — Time for workers to defeat racism, fascism at Workers.org
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Joe Biden: Immigration Reform During First Day in Office
telesurenglish.net | 2021-01-20
U.S. President Joe Biden has sent Congress an immigration reform bill to facilitate citizenship for undocumented migrants. The bill, set to become the most transformative reform package since 1986, is one of the first initiatives Biden kicked off on inauguration day. | RELATED: | 'We Must Be the United States of America' President Biden Says | The U.S. Citizenship Act of 2021 aims at creating a legalization mechanism for the over 10.5 million undocumented migrants living in the U…
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The Rubble of Empire: Doctrines of Disaster and Dreams of Security as the Biden Years Begin
Rebecca Gordon | juancole.com | 2021-01-20
( Tomdispatch.com ) — How can you tell when your empire is crumbling? Some signs are actually visible from my own front window here in San Francisco. Directly across the street, I can see a collection of tarps and poles (along with one of my own garbage cans) that were used to construct a makeshift …
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Chicago Teachers Union postures with "strike" vote as schools continue in-person learning
wsws.org | 2021-01-20
In response to overwhelming anger from teachers and parents over the continued drive to reopen schools and businesses in the city, the union's House of Delegates is calling an emergency meeting Wednesday.
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Covid-19: Turkey vaccinates more than one million people, says health ministry
MEE and agencies | middleeasteye.net | 2021-01-20
Covid-19: Turkey vaccinates more than one million people, says health ministry | Turkey has now given a first shot of the coronavirus vaccine to more than one percent of the population | MEE and agencies | Wed, 01/20/2021 – 13: 17 | A healthcare worker checks the body temperature of an elderly woman at a nursing home in Ankara, on 19 January 2021, amid the Covid-19 pandemic (AFP) | More than one million peop…
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Domestic Worker Organizing in Times of Crisis: Perspectives from the US and Latin America
mgrochowski | dsausa.org | 2021-01-21
Domestic workers have been hard hit by the global pandemic. Forced to choose between losing their jobs and livelihoods to protect their health or to continue to go to work while risking exposure to the virus in the homes they work in and in the public transportation they use to get to their workplaces, domestic…
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How use of drones to secure borders threatens all our rights
graham | truepublica.org.uk | 2021-01-21
A new report published by Drone Wars UK investigates the increasing use of military-style drones by governments to patrol state borders. The study, which examines the use of drones at the borders of the UK, EU, US, Russia, China, Australia and elsewhere, concludes that drones are contributing to the militarisation of everyday borders as part …
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Rediscovering Earth, Reclaiming Our Lives: A Conversation with Kim Stanley Robinson
mgrochowski | dsausa.org | 2021-01-21
Kim Stanley Robinson has been called one of the greatest science fiction writers of our age and has shown a pronounced focus on the environment throughout his work. In this webinar, he talks with philosopher Anders Dunker about what it will take to re-imagine and achieve a new relationship to the Earth and to each…
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U.S. makes aggressive opening move on Russian chessboard
M.K. Bhadrakumar | mronline.org | 2021-01-20
A regime change project in Russia was launched on Sunday with the return of political activist Alexei Navalny to Moscow. It was a highly symbolic event–except that Navalny was traveling by an airplane from Germany and not in a sealed train.
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An Admiring Review of Cole, 'Muhammad: Prophet of Peace,' in Algeria's Echorouq
Juan Cole | juancole.com | 2021-01-20
The Algerian newspaper Echorouq [al-Shuruq] has published a positive review of the Arabic translation of my book, Muhammad: Prophet of Peace amid the Clash of Empires Available at Nicola's Books in Ann Arbor And Hachette And Barnes and Noble And Amazon Juan says: In turbulent era, I am most gratified that Muslim readers on the …
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Israeli Army Bombards Gaza, Causes Damage And Injures One Palestinian
IMEMC News | imemc.org | 2021-01-20
The Israeli army fired, late on Tuesday at night, many artillery and tanks shells targeting several areas in the besieged and impoverished Gaza Strip, causing damage, and wounding a young man. The soldiers fired a tank shell directly striking a home, owned by members of the Abdul-Jawad family in the al-Maghazi refugee camp, in central …
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Palestinian Family Survives What Would Have Been A Massacre By Israeli Shell
IMEMC News | imemc.org | 2021-01-20
The family of Taiseer Abdul-Jawad (Abu Mazen), living in their home in the eastern part of the al-Maghazi refugee camp, in central Gaza Strip, has survived what would have turned into a massacre when an Israeli shell struck their home as they slept. Abu Mazen said that he, his wife, and their children were sleeping …
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All Workers Must Support Honduran migrants and refugees
RWAAL | indybay.org | 2021-01-20
Two months after hurricanes Eta and Iota devastated the region and as the pandemic crisis continues, caravan members are escaping conditions of absolute destitution. Capitalist governments line up to thwart workers' pursuit of life, liberty, and happiness.
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Women bear brunt of unemployment in COVID economic crisis
Kathy Durkin | workers.org | 2021-01-20
The month of December revealed some stunning news affecting the U.S. working class, as the impact of the viral pandemic and the capitalist economic crisis continues. The burden of unemployment has fallen on women, especially Black, Latinx, Arab, Asian, Indigenous, im/migrant and low-wage workers. LGBTQ2S+ individuals and people with disabilities . . . | Continue reading Women bear brunt of unemployment in COVID economic crisis at Workers.org
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President Biden's day-one action a critical step for immigrant justice
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About Suffering: A Massacre of the Innocents in Yemen
Kathy Kelly | zcomm.org | 2021-01-20
We must not turn away. We must decry the terrible war and blockade. Doing so may help spare the lives of at least some of Yemen's children. The opportunity to resist this massacre of the innocents rests with us.
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Brazilians celebrate arrival of Venezuelan oxygen to struggling Manaus
Peoples Dispatch | peoplesdispatch.org | 2021-01-20
Following the collapse of the healthcare system in the Brazilian state of Amazonas, Venezuela has sent 130,000 liters of oxygen and a brigade of 107 doctors to help combat the pandemic…
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Brazilians celebrate arrival of Venezuelan oxygen supplies to struggling Manaus
Peoples Dispatch | peoplesdispatch.org | 2021-01-20
Following the collapse of the healthcare system in the Brazilian state of Amazonas, Venezuela has sent 130,000 liters of oxygen and a brigade of 107 doctors to help combat the pandemic…
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AFRICOM says they left Somalia, San Diego activists tell the truth
Taylor Ikehara | liberationnews.org | 2021-01-20
On Jan. 16, ANSWER Coalition (Act Now to Stop War and End Racism) and the Party for Socialism and Liberation held a speak-out and banner drop at Teralta Park in the City Heights neighborhood of San Diego to demand a withdrawal of all U.S. forces from Somalia and an end to AFRICOM. City Heights is …
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On "True Democracy"
Paul Street | counterpunch.org | 2021-01-20
On January 5, 2021, one day before Trump sparked his fascist Attack on the Capitol, the liberal New York Times columnist Michelle Goldberg called for Americans "to defend democracy" by "investigating" Trump and wrote these words:…
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Selected Articles: The New Domestic War on Terror Is Coming
Global Research News | globalresearch.ca | 2021-01-20
The New Domestic War on Terror Is Coming | By Glenn Greenwald, January 20 2021 | The last two weeks have ushered in a wave of new domestic police powers and rhetoric in the name of fighting "terrorism" that are carbon | …
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The New Domestic War on Terror Is Coming
Glenn Greenwald | globalresearch.ca | 2021-01-20
The last two weeks have ushered in a wave of new domestic police powers and rhetoric in the name of fighting "terrorism" that are carbon copies of many of the worst excesses of the first War on Terror that began …
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Don't Let President Biden 'Make Us the Dupes of Our Hopes'
Norman Solomon | indybay.org | 2021-01-20
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Profiting from Pardons: Giuliani Aide Told CIA Whistleblower a Trump Pardon Would Cost $2 Million
Staff | democracynow.org | 2021-01-20
With less than 12 hours before the end of his presidency, Donald Trump issued 143 pardons and commutations, including a pardon for Steve Bannon, his former chief strategist and campaign manager. Trump, who has pardoned other associates and allies during his single term, has so far rejected calls to pardon prominent whistleblowers including WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange and NSA whistleblowers Edward Snowden and Reality Winner. Details continue to emerge about how allies of Trump have personally profited from people seeking pardons. We speak with John Kiriakou, a former CIA analyst and case officer who exposed t…
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Sunday 1/24: The US Capitol Building Riot and Its Blowback: Scarier than QAnon?
Eugene E Ruyle | indybay.org | 2021-01-20
ZOOM meeting, Log-in info at ICSSMARX.ORG
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'Subsidizing The Spread Of Covid'
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2021-01-20
Nearly 200 corporate landlords received $320 million in federal pandemic-related assistance only to turn around and file more than 5,380 evictions between mid-March and mid-October of last year, recklessly displacing thousands of impoverished Americans in the midst of a public health and economic emergency. | That's according to Taxpayer Subsidized Evictions: Corporate Landlords Pocket Federal Sweetheart Deals, Subsidies, and Tax Breaks While Evicting Struggling Families, a newreport(pdf) published Tuesday by the Jobs With Justice Education Fund and the Private Equity Stakeholder Project.
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Italian Doctors Sanctioned for Raising Questions About COVID Vaccine
Michael Day | anti-empire.com | 2021-01-20
An Italian doctors association has warned or disciplined 10 medics for promoting anti-vaccination propaganda and is considering sanctions against three others who are accused of downplaying the gravity of covid-19. | This comes amid growing concern that public scepticism over covid-19 vaccines could undermine Europe's fight against the coronavirus pandemic. | Antonio Magi, president of the Ordine dei Medici di Roma (Rome Doctors Guild), said that inquiries into 10 medics accused of unwarranted criticism of vaccinations had been completed, with punishments ranging from warnings to two month suspensions. The other…
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Healthy diets 'nearly impossible' for 1.9 billion in Asia-Pacific: UN report
news.un.org | 2021-01-20
The economic impact of the coronavirus pandemic and surging food prices have made it "nearly impossible" for almost two billion people in Asia and the Pacific to eat healthy diets, a new United Nations report revealed on Wednesday.
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Video: The Silent Enemy: The Lockdown Concerto of Dr. Ronald B. Brown, PhD
John C. A. Manley | globalresearch.ca | 2021-01-20
He disrupted the academic world with his peer-reviewed paper exposing the exaggerated threat of an "invisible enemy" (the novel coronavirus). | In an interview, Dr. Brown said that "the public's overreaction to the coronavirus pandemic was based on the worst …
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No Pardons For Edward Snowden Or Julian Assange
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2021-01-20
Although several long shot campaigns were mounted, President Donald Trump did not pardon any whistleblowers who were indicted or prosecuted under the United States Espionage Act. He also declined to pardon the only journalist ever to be indicted under the World War I-era law. | WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange and NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden were not offered clemency because Trump "did not want to anger Senate Republicans who will soon determine whether he's convicted during his Senate trial." | "Multiple GOP lawmakers had sent messages through aides that they felt strongly about not granting clemency to Ass…
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Trump Caps off Law and Order Legacy With Record Executions, No Mercy for Whistleblowers
Alan Macleod | mintpressnews.com | 2021-01-20
Missing from Trump's flurry of last-minute pardons were Snowden, Assange, or Reality Winner. Instead, the president will leave office with a record number of executions under his belt and a slew of pardons for political allies.
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Biden Lifts Health Care Plan From Insurance Lobbyists
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2021-01-20
President-elect Joe Biden's new COVID relief plan does not adopt existing Democratic legislation to expand government sponsored medical coverage nor does it propose a promised public health insurance option. Instead, it adopts proposals from health insurance lobbying groups' recent letter to lawmakers demanding lucrative new subsidies for insurance companies, at a moment when those corporations have recorded record profits as millions lose coverage and many face claims denials. | Biden's plan would shovel billions of dollars to private health insurers by providing subsidies for Americans to buy coverage through t…
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Staff 'need clearer guidance' as COVID overwhelms ICUs
imperial.ac.uk | 2021-01-20
Hospital staff are receiving insufficient support as they make agonising choices about who does and does not receive care, writes Dr Katharina Hauck.
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As COVID-19 Surges, California Overrides Limits on Nurse Workloads
Staff | truthout.org | 2021-01-20
California's telemetry nurses, who specialize in the electronic monitoring of critically ill patients, normally take care of four patients at once. But ever since the state relaxed California's mandatory nurse-to-patient ratios in mid-December, Nerissa Black has had to keep track of six. | And these six patients are really sick: Many of them are being treated simultaneously for a stroke and covid-19, or a heart attack and covid. With more patients than usual needing more complex care, Black said she's w…
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UK travel agency bashes 'disgusting' competitor over new policy making Covid-19 vaccination mandatory
rt.com | 2021-01-20
A UK travel agency has publicly blasted a rival, Saga Holidays, after it announced a new policy requiring all customers to be fully vaccinated against Covid-19. Hundreds of others have joined in the condemnation. | Saga Holidays announced its mandatory vaccine policy in a statement on Wednesday, telling customers that they "must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 at least 14 days before travelling" through the company. | Accepting that the policy would be "disappointing" for many, the company said it wanted to ensure the "safest possible experience" for customers. | A message to all holiday customers. Please…
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Israel's Fauci Says Pfizer Vaccine's First Dose Less Effective Than Drugmaker Indicated
Jackie Salo | anti-empire.com | 2021-01-20
A single dose of Pfizer's vaccine may be less effective than the drugmaker had indicated, Israel's COVID-19 czar has warned. | Nachman Ash — Israel's equivalent of Dr. Anthony Fauci — said the protection offered by the first dose is "less effective than we had thought," Army Radio reported. | "Many people have been infected between the first and second injections of the vaccine," Ash said, adding that the protective effect appears "lower than [the data] presen…
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Dean Baker on Beating Inequality & COVID-19: Tackle Patent and Copyright Monopolies
Scott Newman | theanalysis.news | 2021-01-20
Intellectual property like pharmaceutical patents is one reason so many people face a long wait for COVID-19 vaccines says Dean Baker. GPEnewsdocs…
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Dean Baker on Beating Inequality & COVID-19: Tackle Patent and Copyright Monopolies
Scott Newman | theanalysis.news | 2021-01-20
Intellectual property like pharmaceutical patents is one reason so many people face a long wait for COVID-19 vaccines says Dean Baker. (GPE Newsdoc)…
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Tuesday 1/19: Nationwide COVID-19 Memorial Service
PIC | indybay.org | 2021-01-20
Online vigil…
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Sunday 1/31: Newsom, Stop The Executions! Car Caravan to End the COVID Deaths in Prisons
No Justice Under Capitalism | indybay.org | 2021-01-20
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Covid-hit Egypt is spending $23bn on a flashy train line, and people aren't happy
Nadda Osman | middleeasteye.net | 2021-01-20
Covid-hit Egypt is spending $23bn on a flashy train line, and people aren't happy | Egyptians say the cash could be better spent on hospitals and the country's coronavirus response as the authorities struggle to secure oxygen | Nadda Osman | Wed, 01/20/2021 – 13: 02 | The new project has been highly controversial amongst Egyptians (Screenshot/Global Construction Review) | With much fanfare, coronavirus-hit Egypt has a…
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Palestinian man who fed cats at al-Aqsa mosque dies from Covid-19
Nadda Osman | middleeasteye.net | 2021-01-20
Palestinian man who fed cats at al-Aqsa mosque dies from Covid-19 | Hundreds of people mourn the death of Hajj Ghassan Younes, known for his generosity and his feeding of cats and birds in the area | Nadda Osman | Wed, 01/20/2021 – 15: 51 | Many have shared fond memories of Hajj Ghassan Younes online, remembering his generosity and kindness towards children and animals (Screengrab/Facebook) | An air of sadness was fel…
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"Covid Relief Plan": Biden Lifts Health Care Plan from Insurance Lobbyists
Andrew Perez | globalresearch.ca | 2021-01-20
President-elect Joe Biden's new COVID relief plan does not adopt existing Democratic legislation to expand government sponsored medical coverage nor does it propose a promised public health insurance option. Instead, it adopts proposals from health insurance lobbying groups' recent …
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For exposing COVID-19 outbreak, Black newspaper editor faces retaliation
Judy Greenspan | workers.org | 2021-01-20
What happens when a federal prisoner who has just become the Editor-in-Chief of the San Francisco Bay View National Black Newspaper is paroled to a halfway house run by GEO Group? That company is one of the largest managers of lockdown units and ICE detention centers in the U.S. Malik . . . | Continue reading For exposing COVID-19 outbreak, Black newspaper editor faces retaliation at Workers.org
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Watch: Meeting commemorates decades-long Australian Trotskyist Barry Jobson
wsws.org | 2021-01-20
At a meeting on Sunday, SEP speakers reviewed Barry Jobson's contribution to the fight for socialist internationalism, in the context of the deepening crisis of Australian and world capitalism.
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Socialists on the Job: A Cross-Generation Conversation
mgrochowski | dsausa.org | 2021-01-20
In the 1970s, many left organizations encouraged their members to get traditional (however they chose to define that) working-class jobs. They hoped to play a part in amping up class struggle, leading fights against bosses, and replacing bureaucratic union leaders. They also hoped to recruit workers to socialist politics and to transform groups rooted in…
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Could Baltimore's Climate Change Suit Become A Supreme Court Test Case?
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2021-01-20
What began as a narrow jurisdictional question to be argued Tuesday before the U.S. Supreme Court in a climate change lawsuit filed by the city of Baltimore could take on far greater implications if the high court agrees with major oil companies to expand its purview and consider whether federal, rather than state courts, are the appropriate venue for the city's case and possibly a host of similar lawsuits. | The high court initially agreed to hear a request by the oil and gas industry to review a ruling by the Fourth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in which the court affirmed a federal district judge's decision to…
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Video: Iran Expands Its Presence in Syria, Deploys Intel Signals System Near Border with Jordan and Israel
South Front | globalresearch.ca | 2021-01-20
The situation in Syria's Idlib appears to be, once again, on the brink of escalation, with the US preoccupied with what's happening at home, and Turkey attempting to push towards Ain Issa, while being targeted by its own proxies. | The …
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Enough with the Goddamned Secrets! Open Up the Government Joe!
Dave Lindorff | counterpunch.org | 2021-01-20
The incoming Biden administration is considering breaking with a long-standing tradition of new presidents sharing national secrets with prior presidents. Instead, in the case of his future predecessor Trump, Biden says he wants to hear the advice of key national security figures in the new government regarding whether or not to brief the impeached ex-chief…
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Filmmakers denounce Israel ban on Palestinian documentary 'Jenin, Jenin'
Mustafa Abu Sneineh | middleeasteye.net | 2021-01-20
Filmmakers denounce Israel ban on Palestinian documentary 'Jenin, Jenin' | An Israeli court orders filmmaker Mohammad Bakri to pay $55,000 in damages to an Israeli officer in a defamation case, and seizes copies of 2002 film | Mustafa Abu Sneineh | Wed, 01/20/2021 – 13: 24 | Mohammad Bakri gestures during a talk at Dar al-Kalima University College of Arts and Culture in Bethlehem city, Palestine (Scree…
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'Stripped to the bone': Israel advances plan to cut off Palestinian suburb from Jerusalem
Qassam Muaddi | middleeasteye.net | 2021-01-20
'Stripped to the bone': Israel advances plan to cut off Palestinian suburb from Jerusalem | For centuries, Aizarya has been a satellite of the holy city. Now Israel wants to close off its access with a wall in a scheme denounced as de facto annexation | Qassam Muaddi | Wed, 01/20/2021 – 13: 12 | Issam Faroun pointing a 1930s panoramic photo of Aizarya (MEE/Qassam Muaddi) | Vehicles move slowly a few metres down th…
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Israel publishes tenders for hundreds of new illegal settler homes
MEE staff | middleeasteye.net | 2021-01-20
Israel publishes tenders for hundreds of new illegal settler homes | Some of the tenders are for building 2,112 units in various illegal settlements in the occupied West Bank, and 460 housing units in East Jerusalem | MEE staff | Wed, 01/20/2021 – 15: 41 | A bulldozer moving sand at a construction site in Ramat Shlomo, a Jewish settlement in the mainly Palestinian eastern sector of Jerusalem (AFP) | Israel's Ministry of C…
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Capitalism and the Telos of the Neoliberal Civilizing Mission
Eds. | mronline.org | 2021-01-20
In 1931 the British Colonial Office submitted a special report to the Council of the League of Nations on the "Progress of Iraq" in the previous decade. Since the First World War had ended with the dismemberment of the Ottoman Empire and the confiscation of its territories, Iraq had been governed as a British mandate, …
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West Coast Gas Terminal Plans Hit Snag
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2021-01-20
Portland, OR – Plans for a major West Coast liquified natural gas pipeline and export terminal hit a snag Tuesday with federal regulators after a years-long legal battle that has united tribes, environmentalists and a coalition of residents on Oregon's rural southern coast against the proposal. | The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission ruled that energy company Pembina could not move forward with the proposal without a key clean water permit from the state of Oregon. The U.S. regulatory agency gave its tentative approval to the pipeline last March as long as it secured the necessary state permits, but the Canadi…
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Iran Adds Trump, Pompeo, Mnuchin, Several Ex-Officials To Sanctions Lists
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2021-01-20
Iran has imposed sanctions on incumbent US President Trump, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, acting Secretary of Defence Christopher Miller, Secretary of the Treasury Steven Mnuchin, ex-Secretary of Defence Mark Esper, as well as a number of other former officials, including Gina Haspel, John Bolton, Brian Hook, and others, the Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman said. The blacklisting of 10 senior US officials, including POTUS Trump, is because of their "role and involvement in terrorist and anti-human rights actions against the Islamic Republic of Iran and Iranian citizens", the ministry's spokesman Saeed Khatibz…
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CJI Bobde's Remarks on Women Protesters Are Patriarchal Diktat, Not Concern
Badri Raina | zcomm.org | 2021-01-20
When women fly planes and go up in space shuttles our hearts swell with pride, but when they lead protests and question, we deny them agency and express solicitude…
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Can We Crack the Right's White Bloc? These Organizers Say Yes
Marcy Rein | zcomm.org | 2021-01-20
Deep canvass conversations, storytelling, acknowledges people's experiences while suggesting a different way to understand and respond…
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Participatory Economics, Ecology, and Anarchism
Michael Albert | zcomm.org | 2021-01-20
Will a participatory economy be any better for the environment than capitalism?>…
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Global Minimum Wage
Thomas Klikauer | zcomm.org | 2021-01-20
It is simply unacceptable that people should work for starvation wages…
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Precise mapping shows how brain injuries inflict long-term damage
imperial.ac.uk | 2021-01-20
Researchers have shown how forces acting on the brain during traumatic injury are linked to damage seen years after the initial trauma.
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The Deep State's Stealthy, Subversive, Silent Coup to Ensure Nothing Changes
John W. Whitehead | globalresearch.ca | 2021-01-20
"You have such a fervent, passionate, evangelical faith in this country…why in the name of God don't you have any faith in the system of government you're so hell-bent to protect? You want to defend the United States of America, …
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9/11 and January 6: the Enormous Cost of intelligence Failure
Melvin Goodman | counterpunch.org | 2021-01-20
"It's tough to make predictions, especially about the future." –Yogi Berra There are two major types of intelligence failure: classic failures involving incorrect or unexamined assumptions and a failure to incorporate new information, and the politicization of intelligence that finds political interference corrupting intelligence production. Classic failures include Pearl Harbor in December 1941, when the…
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After Capitol Breach, More Domestic Terrorism Laws Aren't the Answer
Staff | truthout.org | 2021-01-20
The tragic and horrific attacks on the Capitol on January 6 that rattled the country and left five dead have prompted calls to pass federal domestic terrorism laws. Prosecutions of those involved in the capitol attacks are underway under a variety of charges ranging from possession of weapons, disord…
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NYC Cancels Thousands of Vaccine Appointments Due to Lack of Federal Supply
Staff | truthout.org | 2021-01-20
On Wednesday, while New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo said in a coronavirus press conference that the state would be running out of vaccines to administer in two to three days, thousands of New York City (NYC) residents were getting their vaccine appointments rescheduled. The city's 15 vaccine hubs, as NYC Councilmember Mark Levine tweeted, would be closing on Thursday and Friday because of a shortage of supply. | "Approx 22…
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It's Time for the Left to Pressure Biden — and the Political Class as a Whole
Staff | truthout.org | 2021-01-20
We look at the path forward for the Biden-Harris administration and the role of social movements with political strategist Waleed Shahid and author and analyst Michael Eric Dyson. Shahid, spokesperson for the progressive political action committee Justice Democrats, says Biden could be "one of the most transformative presidents" in U.S. history if he acts boldly. "But it will take an immense amount of pressure on Joe Biden, on the political system, on the political class for him to get there," say…
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Mysterious 'alien megastructure' star is not alone as astronomers discover dwarf star neighbor
rt.com | 2021-01-20
Astronomers have discovered a fresh clue that could help unravel the mystery of a bizarrely dimming star. The repeated plunges into darkness previously led some experts to suggest it could be evidence of intelligent alien life. | The otherwise normal star KIC 8462852, better known as Boyajian's Star, is slightly larger and hotter than the Sun and sits around 1,480 light-years from Earth in the constellation Cygnus. | The new breakthrough suggests that the star has a binary companion that could be contributing to its unexplained flickering. | The two stars are separated by a distance of 880 Astronomical Units,…
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Scale of disaster site after fatal Madrid explosion revealed in aerial footage filmed by Spanish police (VIDEO)
rt.com | 2021-01-20
Footage filmed from a police helicopter above the scene of Wednesday's gas explosion in downtown Madrid captured the extent of the damage inflicted in a blast that has killed three people. | Police dogs are being deployed to help search the wreckage of a huge explosion in central Madrid, caused by a suspected gas leak that left at least three people dead and 11 injured. | Desplegados en la calle Toledo más de 120 agentes especializados de Policía Nacional: UIP, UPR, TEDAX, Subsuelo, SMA, Policía Científica, Seguridad Ciudadana, Información y Guías Caninos. | Se continúa trabajando en el aseguramiento del lugar…
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John Marshall And Nolan Higdon
Project Censored | projectcensored.org | 2021-01-20
Mickey's first guest is veteran technology entrepreneur John Marshall. In his new book "Free is Bad: How the Free Web Hurt Privacy, Truth and Democracy," he contends that internet users' expectation that everything online should be provided free has been a disservice to themselves and to society, because it makes advertisers, not internet users, the real customers of the tech firms. In the second half of the show, History and Media Studies lecturer Nolan Higdon returns to the program for a discussion about what the January 6 events at the U.S. Capitol means for the media and for the country. They reference their…
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Vaccine Will Not Reverse Economic Problems
Shawgi Tell | dissidentvoice.org | 2021-01-20
No matter how many vaccines are rush-produced by large for-profit corporations with a long record of malpractice, vaccines will not reverse severe economic deterioration because the economic collapse, nationally and internationally, was not caused by any virus.1 The economic depression that is unfolding was a long time in the making and was accelerated and intensified …
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Saturday 1/30: Carbon Neutral Portfolio: From Vision to Strategy
City of Sunnvale | indybay.org | 2021-01-20
Free webinar.
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Tuesday 1/19: Reflections on Politics, Race and Culture: Where We Are & Where We're Going
Busboys & Poets and partners | indybay.org | 2021-01-20
Online event…
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ENLACES de Red Latina sin fronteras 20.01.2021
reenvia Red Latina sin fronteras | indybay.org | 2021-01-20
ENLACES de Red Latina sin fronteras 20.01.2021 | comunicaciones e información para la liberación…
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San Francisco ICE office attacked
anonymous | indybay.org | 2021-01-20
On January 18, as strong winds raged, 30+ anti-racists attacked the Immigration and Customs Enforcement office in San Francisco.
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Friday Deadline: Defend Oakland's Pesticide Ban!
Isis Feral | indybay.org | 2021-01-20
The City of Oakland is preparing an Environmental Impact Report (EIR) that threatens to roll back a local law that restricts pesticide use on public lands. The herbicides glyphosate, triclopyr, and imazapyr would be exempted for use in the Oakland hills, as part of a plan to remove large numbers of trees. Public comments on the Draft EIR are DUE FRIDAY, JANUARY 22, 2021 AT 5PM…
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2021 National Freedom Day – Black History in the California Gold Rush
Khubaka, Michael Harris | indybay.org | 2021-01-20
(1840-1875) Discover the historical significance of Pan Africans in early California history is essential to preserve the authentic contributions that helped shape California and the United States of America.
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Wednesday 2/3: Talk on the Mothers of the Civil Rights Movement w/ Author Anna Malaika Tubbs
Commonwealth Club | indybay.org | 2021-01-20
Online event…
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Saturday 2/6: Article deadline for Slingshot issue #133
slingshot collective | indybay.org | 2021-01-20
Long Haul Infoshop – 3124 Shattuck Ave Berkeley – 510-540-0751…
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Saturday 2/20: EV 201: Finding the EV for Your Lifestyle
City of Sunnyvale | indybay.org | 2021-01-20
Free webinar, register below.
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Windows Broken, Graffiti Attack on south san francisco courthouse
anonymous autonomist | indybay.org | 2021-01-20
On January 19, on Ramaytush Ohlone land occupied under the name "South San Francisco", the county courthouse was vandalized with anti-police, anti-State, anti-colonization slogans and the windows of the front entrance were smashed in.
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The Interior Lives of the Transnational Asian Diaspora
Thea Lim | thenation.com | 2021-01-20
The Interior Lives of the Transnational Asian Diaspora…
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The Chicago FOP Head's Remarks Underline Doubts About Police Loyalty
J. Duncan Moore, Jr. | thenation.com | 2021-01-20
The Chicago FOP Head's Remarks Underline Doubts About Police Loyalty…
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The Nazification of the Republican Party
Loretta J. Ross | counterpunch.org | 2021-01-20
After World War II, the Nazis who helped Hitler rise to power and murder millions of people, including at least 6 million Jews, were put on trial to send a warning to the world. Not all of them faced a judicial process, but enough were not protected by their high status, official offices, or claims of "innocence" and "patriotism." Power through violence was the only language they spoke–not justice, not freedom–and they were held accountable.
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Retired General McChrystal Compares MAGA Protesters to Al-Qaeda
Rachel Sharp | anti-empire.com | 2021-01-20
Editor's note: One gets the impression the generals wouldn't mind moving their permanent occupations to the homeland and save on commute. | | Retired Army General Stanley McChrystal has compared the MAGA riot to the evolution of Al-Qaeda saying in both instances people followed a 'powerful leader' who 'justified their violence', as he warned America is headed for a homegrown insurgency. | McChrystal, the former commander of American troops in Afghanistan, said there are terrifying parallels between the birth of the terrorist group responsible for the September 11 terrorist attacks and the violent siege on th…
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The Deep State's Stealthy, Subversive, Silent Coup to Ensure Nothing Changes
John Whitehead | mintpressnews.com | 2021-01-20
Donald Trump swore to drain the swamp in Washington DC, instead, he paved the way for lobbyists, corporations, and the military industrial complex. Here's why Joe Biden will be no different.
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Vale John Rainford — communist, unionist, writer and filmmaker
Pip Hinman | greenleft.org.au | 2021-01-20
Alexander Brown, Melanie Barnes and Nick Southall write about John Rainford's contributions to communist, labour, and social movements.
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On current trends, Australia will reach carbon neutrality in 300 years
Pip Hinman | greenleft.org.au | 2021-01-20
The climate-denying federal government is putting Australia on track to reach net zero emissions in 300 years, writes Sarah Hathway.
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Vale John Rainford — communist, unionist, writer and filmmaker
Pip Hinman | greenleft.org.au | 2021-01-20
Alexander Brown, Melanie Barnes and Nick Southall write about John Rainford's contributions to communist, labour and social movements.
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Qatar blockade ends: Cairo to normalise relations with Doha
MEE and agencies | middleeasteye.net | 2021-01-20
Qatar blockade ends: Cairo to normalise relations with Doha | The first commercial flights between the erstwhile opponents took place on Monday | MEE and agencies | Wed, 01/20/2021 – 11: 30 | A mask-clad traveller walks past a television screen showing Qatar's Al Jazeera news channel as he prepares to board the first Qatar Airways flight bound for Cairo after the resumption of flights between Qatar and Egypt…
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Democracy USA? NO!!!
Philip Farruggio | nationofchange.org | 2021-01-20
If we had a viable multi party system here in the 'Land of the Free' perhaps there would be more adjustments. Instead, we stay with this phony Two Party/One Party fantasyland.
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Indian Farmers on the Frontline Against Global Capitalism
Colin Todhunter | counterpunch.org | 2021-01-20
In a short video on the empirediaries.com YouTube channel, a protesting farmer camped near Delhi says that during lockdown and times of crisis farmers are treated like "gods", but when they ask for their rights, they are smeared and labelled as "terrorists". He, along with thousands of other farmers, are mobilising against three important pieces of farm legislation that…
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Treaty Banning the Ultimate Weapon of Mass Destruction Enters into Force
John Laforge | counterpunch.org | 2021-01-20
The Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons (TPNW) takes effect Friday, January 22, 2021. After decades of campaigns of every kind to "ban the bomb," to prevent the nuclear arms race, to freeze the arms race, humankind finally has a global treaty. The nuclear weapons prohibition outlaws not just their development, testing and possession,…
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Israeli Soldiers Abduct Four Palestinians From Tulkarem And Nablus
IMEMC News | imemc.org | 2021-01-20
Israeli soldiers abducted, on Wednesday at dawn, three Palestinians from Tulkarem and one from Nablus, in northern West Bank. The Tulkarem office of the Palestinian Prisoners' Society (PPS), in northern West Bank, said several army jeeps invaded Tulkarem refugee camp, before the soldiers stormed and violently searched homes in Anabta town, east of the city, …
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Jim Thorpe's 1912 golds still resonate, amaze
Steve Douglas | peoplesworld.org | 2021-01-20
STOCKHOLM, Sweden (AP) — It has been described as the first major international sports scandal, and still resonates more than a century later. Jim Thorpe, a Native American who seemed to excel at every sport he tried, was seen as one of the world's top athletes after winning gold medals in the decathlon and pentathlon …
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Supporters celebrate Alvin Cole's 18th birthday and continue to demand justice
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2021-01-20
Milwaukee, WI – On the afternoon of January 17, roughly 40 people gathered in a parking lot at Lincoln Park to celebrate what would have been Alvin Cole's 18th birthday. Cole was murdered by former Wauwatosa police officer Joseph Mensah on February 2, 2020. Mensah remains free after Milwaukee County District Attorney John Chisholm determined he would face no charges in October. The cop was not fired by the Wauwatosa Police Department either, but rather was allowed to resign. | After hearing from a teacher from Cole's youth, those gathered at the park embarked on a march through the streets. Chants of "Say his nam…
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Israeli Colonists Cut 100 Olive Saplings Near Hebron
IMEMC News | imemc.org | 2021-01-20
Many fanatic Israeli colonists, illegally squatting on Palestinian lands, invaded a Palestinian orchard east of Yatta town, south of the southern West Bank city of Hebron, and cut about 100 olive saplings. Rateb Jabour, the coordinator of the Popular Committee against the Annexation Wall and Colonies in Hebron, said the colonists invaded a privately-owned Palestinian …
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Protesters Hold Back Military Takeover of Balkans' Largest Mountain Pasture
John Cannon | globalresearch.ca | 2021-01-20
Montenegro's military — and maybe NATO — want the Sinjajevina Highlands for maneuvers; traditional herding communities want these biodiverse alpine pasturelands conserved. | *** | Mileva "Gara" Jovanoviƒá's family has been taking cattle up to graze in Montenegro's Sinjajevina Highlands for more …
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Biden Orders US To Rejoin Paris Agreement on Climate Change
telesurenglish.net | 2021-01-20
U.S. President Joe Biden on Wednesday signed an executive order returning the United States to the 2015 Paris Agreement on climate change. | Hours after being sworn in as the 46th President of the United States, Biden signed in the Oval Office an executive order that returns his country back to the Paris Agreement on climate change, reversing his predecessor Donald Trump's decision to abandon the deal. | RELATED: | Joe Biden: Immigration Reform During First Day in Office | "We are g…
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China Sanctions 28 Trump Officials, Pompeo Included
telesurenglish.net | 2021-01-20
The Chinese government-sanctioned on Wednesday former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo alongside 27 officials of Trump's administration who "seriously violated China's sovereignty and who have been mainly responsible for the such U.S. moves on China-related issues." | RELATED: | Russia Denies Pompeo Allegation of Links Between Iran, Al-Qaeda | The Foreign Ministry remarked in a statement that "over the past few years, some anti-China politicians in the United States, out of their…
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oneworld.press | 2021-01-20
Serbian student Luka Stevanovich studies law and is looking forward to taking up a master's degree programme at St Petersburg State University.
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Sweden Doesn't Need To Join NATO To Be A Security Threat To Russia
oneworld.press | 2021-01-20
Sweden's growing ties with NATO over the past half-dozen years make many observers wonder whether the Nordic country will soon join the transatlantic bloc, but it actually doesn't even have to do so formally since it's already a de facto member considering its close security cooperation with it, which means that Sweden is still a security threat to Russia despite not crossing Moscow's red line of officially joining NATO.
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Nine Hurdles to Reviving the Iran Nuclear Deal
Seyed Hossein Mousavian | globalresearch.ca | 2021-01-20
Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said on January 8 that Tehran was in no rush for the United States to rejoin the 2015 nuclear deal formally known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), but, he also said, …
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Sweden Doesn't Need To Join NATO To Be A Security Threat To Russia
oneworld.press | 2021-01-20
Sweden's growing ties with NATO over the past half-dozen years make many observers wonder whether the Nordic country will soon join the transatlantic bloc, but it actually doesn't even have to do so formally since it's already a de facto member considering its close security cooperation with it, which means that Sweden is still a security threat to Russia despite not crossing Moscow's red line of officially joining NATO.
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Former White Supremacists Are Helping Others Disengage from Hate Groups
Eleanor J. Bader | progressive.org | 2021-01-20
Organizations are encouraging people to leave groups like The Proud Boys and hold themselves accountable for harm they've caused.
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Is Wireless Technology an Environmental Health Risk?
Katie Alvord | globalresearch.ca | 2021-01-20
Early in 2012, I started having debilitating cognitive lapses, pressure headaches, nausea and worse when around wireless and electronic devices. | That winter and spring, I'd put in long hours, drafting an eco-themed novel, writing for a hyperlocal news blog and …
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"Women will continue to lead the struggle against farm laws"
Peoples Dispatch | peoplesdispatch.org | 2021-01-20
January 18 is celebrated each year as Mahila Kisan Diwas, or Women Farmers' Day, in India. This year, women farmers in the thick of struggles against the farm laws expressed their determination to continue the fight…
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WAFA: "Foreign Ministry pledges to legally pursue US ambassador to Israel for recognizing settlement project"
The Palestinian News & Info Agency | imemc.org | 2021-01-20
RAMALLAH, Tuesday, January 19, 2021 (WAFA) — The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates today pledged to legally pursue the US ambassador to Israel, David Friedman after he recognized the settlement project called City of David in the occupied city of Jerusalem. The Ministry said in a statement that all of East Jerusalem is a …
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Racist County Commissioner arrested for breaching US Capitol
Andrew Emett | nationofchange.org | 2021-01-20
"And I will embrace my Second Amendment, I will keep my right to bear arms, my vehicle is an extension of my home in regard to the constitution law, and I have a right to have those firearms in my car."
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NYC rallies for MLK Day
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2021-01-20
New York, NY – Over 50 people gathered on January 18, in honor of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. The crowd rallied at the 125th Street and Adam Clayton Powell Boulevard in Harlem, a neighborhood that has had a long history of Black revolutionary organizing. Along with the rally, others participated in a car caravan that passed by the rally. | The event was organized by the People's United Front, with speakers from organizations such as the New Abolitionist Movement, Cuba Si Coalition, New York Community Action Project, Families for Freedom, and many others. | Each of the speeches addressed one of the issues laid ou…
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Families of youth killed in fake encounter hold protest in Kashmir
Peoples Dispatch | peoplesdispatch.org | 2021-01-20
Ather Mushtaq, Ajaz Maqbool Ganai and Zubair Lone were killed in an encounter on December 30. Their bodies have not been handed over to the families yet…
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NYC rallies for MLK Day
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2021-01-20
New York, NY – Over 50 people gathered on January 18, in honor of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. The crowd rallied at the 125th Street and Adam Clayton Powell Boulevard in Harlem, a neighborhood that has had a long history of Black revolutionary organizing. Along with the rally, others participated in a car caravan that passed by the rally. | The event was organized by the People's United Front, with speakers from organizations such as the New Abolitionist Movement, Cuba Si Coalition, New York Community Action Project, Families for Freedom, and many others. | Each of the speeches addressed one of the issues laid ou…
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Biden's Key Role in the Crime of the Century: The 2003 U.S. Invasion of Iraq
Jeremy Kuzmarov | globalresearch.ca | 2021-01-20
Joe Biden presents himself as an empathetic guy who is willing to go the extra mile to help people overcome their personal tragedies. | However, Biden has throughout his career endorsed policies that caused countless personal tragedies for millions of people….
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Supporters celebrate Alvin Cole's 18th birthday and continue to demand justice
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2021-01-20
Milwaukee, WI – On the afternoon of January 17, roughly 40 people gathered in a parking lot at Lincoln Park to celebrate what would have been Alvin Cole's 18th birthday. Cole was murdered by former Wauwatosa police officer Joseph Mensah on February 2, 2020. Mensah remains free after Milwaukee County District Attorney John Chisholm determined he would face no charges in October. The cop was not fired by the Wauwatosa Police Department either, but rather was allowed to resign. | After hearing from a teacher from Cole's youth, those gathered at the park embarked on a march through the streets. Chants of "Say his nam…
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Abu Rodeina Denounces Israel's Latest Colonialist Plans
IMEMC News | imemc.org | 2021-01-20
The Spokesperson of the Palestinian Presidency, Nabil Abu Rodeina, denounced the latest Israeli plan to build more than 2500 colonialist units in the occupied West Bank, and described them as another attempt to destroy any prospect of peace. Abu Rodeina said the Israeli decisions are direct violations of International Law, and various resolutions, including United …
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War Propaganda: The Cult of Militarism
Rod Driver | globalresearch.ca | 2021-01-20
This is the second of two posts about war propaganda, and the last of four posts about propaganda more generally. | "War will exist until the distant day when the conscientious objector enjoys the same reputation and prestige as the warrior …
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Protests erupt over Haitian president's plans to stay in power
G. Dunkel | workers.org | 2021-01-20
From Brooklyn and Miami to Montreal, Quebec, Canada, as well as Port-au-Prince, Cap-Haitien, Jacmel, Saint-Marc and GonaàØves in Haiti, hundreds of people marched on Jan. 15 to demand that Haitian President Jovenel MoàØse follow the constitution and step down next month. Barclay Center protest, Brooklyn, N.Y., Jan. 15. The term . . . | Continue reading Protests erupt over Haitian president's plans to stay in power at Workers.org
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Israeli Bulldozes Structures in Al-Arakib Village for the 182nd Time
Ali Salam | imemc.org | 2021-01-20
The Palestinian Bedouin village of al-Arakib, was demolished, for the 182nd time, on Wednesday, have once again been displaced by the Israeli authorities, Palestinian WAFA News Agency reported. Israeli officials forced their way into the rural community and bulldozed the tents that the community had re-constructed out of wood and nylon as use for shelter …
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How Movements Are Made
Norman Stockwell | progressive.org | 2021-01-20
Two books bring the history of the civil rights struggle to a modern audience.
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MLK conference strategizes on gaining power for people of color
Mark Gruenberg | peoplesworld.org | 2021-01-20
WASHINGTON–Some 400 delegates, attending the AFL-CIO's annual Martin Luther King commemorative conference by zoom and video, spent their two-day event strategizing on how to gain more political power–and use it–for people of color. But they also had a few words for fair-weather friends, political, and organizational, too. The conference, held annually to commemorate the martyred …
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The US has a broken political system & is about to be usurped by China — what Europeans really think about America is telling
Scott Ritter | thealtworld.com | 2021-01-20
A new survey of citizens of 11 countries suggests that Joe Biden faces an almost impossible task …
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Steve Bannon and corrupt officials given last-minute pardon by Trump
Peoples Dispatch | peoplesdispatch.org | 2021-01-20
In the last few hours of his presidency, Donald Trump chose to pardon a whole array of corrupt officials and rich felons, while overlooking calls for pardoning whistleblowers and journalists…
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People's Action Statement on President Biden's Executive Orders
Johanna Kichton | peoplesaction.org | 2021-01-20
Contact: Johanna Kichton, 240.206.1145, press@peoplesaction.org WASHINGTON, D.C.–People's Action today release the following statements in anticipation of President Biden's executive orders on climate, housing, and immigration: Climate "The Biden administration's commitment to act on climate and revoke the Keystone XL pipeline's permit are encouraging first steps in the direction of climate and environmental justice," People and …
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Ugandan President Museveni arrests opposition rival Bobbi Wine
wsws.org | 2021-01-20
Museveni's regime depends on extensive backing from the US, which provides over $970 million a year in development and security assistance, including military training for the army.
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Building Class Power by Fighting for the Common Good
organizingupgrade.com | 2021-01-20
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Overturning the Presidential Election Result In Southwest Virginia
Kenneth Surin | counterpunch.org | 2021-01-20
While Republican senators Hawley and Cruz grab the headlines in their attempts to curry favour with the previous inhabitant of the White House (and his base) by trying to upend the election result, a host of smaller Republican players around the country have made similar efforts at ingratiation. The case of Western Virginia's Congressional representatives…
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Smart Ass Cripple: Zoom's Inaccessibility for Hard-of-Hearing and Deaf Users
Mike Ervin | progressive.org | 2021-01-20
The video-chat platform is facing a federal lawsuit for charging a monthly fee to folks who need closed captioning.
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A Belligerent Foreign Policy Towards the Middle East: The Legacy of US President Donald J. Trump
Timothy Alexander Guzman | globalresearch.ca | 2021-01-20
As the Trump era is coming to an end, his legacy in the Middle East will be described by the Palestinians, Syrians, Iranians and the rest of the Arab world as aggressive, dangerous and extremely reckless. Israelis will say that …
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Biden Must Build a Bridge to Young Americans
Ashley Lynn Priore | progressive.org | 2021-01-20
Young people came out, not because we were excited, but because we were scared. For our lives. For our future. For democracy.
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Washington denies permits for massive fracked gas-to-methanol refinery
Ashley Curtin | nationofchange.org | 2021-01-20
"Today's science-based decision helps ensure Washington's promise of a livable planet for generations to come."
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HART: Homeland Security's Massive New Database Will Include Face Recognition, DNA, and Peoples' "Non-Obvious Relationships"
Jennifer Lynch | globalresearch.ca | 2021-01-20
This article was originally published on EFF in June 2018. | So why do we know so little about it? | The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is quietly building what will likely become the largest database of biometric and biographic …
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Revealed: Israeli Settler Groups With Ties To the US Are Evicting Palestinians in Mass
Jessica Buxbaum | mintpressnews.com | 2021-01-20
Jessica Buxbaum investigates the slew of Israeli settler groups working to evict Palestinian families from their East Jerusalem homes with the aid of millions of dollars from American donors.
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Lawsuit Challenges Trump Administration's Gutting of Federal Protection for Migratory Birds

| globalresearch.ca | 2021-01-20
National environmental groups filed a lawsuit today in the Southern District of New York challenging the Trump administration's reinterpretation of the Migratory Bird Treaty Act, which eliminated longstanding, vital protections for more than 1,000 species of waterfowl, raptors and songbirds….
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Struggle for Safehouse will continue
Princess Harmony | workers.org | 2021-01-20
A crack house is dark. It is a place of sorrow and danger — a hell on Earth. People do not care about you. They would allow you to die alone if you overdose or have an adverse drug reaction. You have to be on guard at all times. You . . . | Continue reading Struggle for Safehouse will continue at Workers.org
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The rebuilding years begin now
John R. Platt | nationofchange.org | 2021-01-20
So what's the agenda for moving forward under the Biden-Harris administration?>…
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Soldiers Abduct Six Palestinians, Including Father And Son, One Woman, In Jerusalem
IMEMC News | imemc.org | 2021-01-20
Israeli soldiers abducted, on Tuesday evening, five Palestinians, including a woman, a father, and his sons, in the al-'Isawiya town, in addition to one child in Hizma town, in the occupied Palestinian capital Jerusalem. Media sources said the soldiers, including undercover officers, invaded al-'Isawiya, before storming and ransacking shops and homes, and abducted five Palestinians. …
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Israeli Soldiers Abduct A Senior Palestinian Official And His Assistant Near Jerusalem
IMEMC News | imemc.org | 2021-01-20
Israeli soldiers abducted, Wednesday, a senior Palestinian official and his assistant while crossing Qalandia terminal north of the occupied Palestinian capital, Jerusalem. The Palestinian News & Info Agency (WAFA) has reported that the soldiers abducted Lieutenant Bilal Natsha, the secretary-general of the Popular National Conference for Jerusalem, and his assistant Moath al-Ashhab, while crossing the …
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Press Release: Al Mezan welcomes the Palestinian President's decree to hold parliamentary and presidential elections
Al-Mezan Center For Human Rights | imemc.org | 2021-01-20
Al Mezan Center for Human Rights welcomes the decree, issued by Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, that announces parliamentary and presidential elections for later this year. The first such elections in almost 16 years, this step is long overdue and holds weighty expectations for the renewal of legitimacy to state institutions and unification of the Palestinian …
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oneworld.press | 2021-01-20
Serbian student Luka Stevanovich studies law and is looking forward to taking up a master's degree programme at St Petersburg State University.
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China urges US to rejoin Iran nuclear deal
Peoples Dispatch | peoplesdispatch.org | 2021-01-20
Chinese foreign ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying urged the incoming Biden administration to rejoin the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) "as early as possible" and without any preconditions…
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Fifteen More Detainees Contract Coronavirus In Ramon Israeli Prison
IMEMC News | imemc.org | 2021-01-20
The Palestinian Prisoners' Society (PPS) has reported, Wednesday, that fifteen more detainees have been officially diagnosed with the coronavirus in Ramon Israeli prison, bringing the number of infected detainees in the facility to fifty-three since January 11th, and increasing the total number of infected political prisoners in Israeli prisons and detention centers to more than …
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HMRC has never opened a criminal investigation into a tax avoidance scheme used by a large corporation
graham | truepublica.org.uk | 2021-01-20
By George Turner: As reported in the Financial Times, HMRC has opened a number of criminal investigations into fraud following enquiries into transfer pricing schemes used by large corporations. News of this new approach first emerged in response to a question I posed to Simon York, HMRC's Chief Investigations Officer. Mr York and I were …
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The class composition of the Capitol rioters (First Cut)
Eds. | mronline.org | 2021-01-20
The extensive commentary I have read on the Capitol Seizure of January 6 has not, to my knowledge, focused on two aspects of the event: The first is the class composition of the rioters. The second is the actual cost of the event.
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A Brief But Portentous Insurrection
Lawrence Davidson | counterpunch.org | 2021-01-20
There is a difference between attempts to change policy through public pressure and seeking to change the very nature of government through an insurrection. The civil rights protests of the late 1950s and 1960s; the anti-war protests of the latter half of the 1960s and early 1970s; more civil rights protests (these have occurred repeatedly)…
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Physician Performance in the Medicare Merit-based Incentive Payment System
Rathi VK. | jamanetwork.com | 2021-01-19
To the Editor In their recent article, Dr Johnston and colleagues reported that health system affiliation was associated with significantly better performance scores and more favorable value-based reimbursement for clinicians participating in the inaugural payment year (2019) of the Medicare Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS). Even though this program may accelerate clinician consolidation within health systems, I believe their findings may be overstated for 3 reasons.
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Why Did Alexei Navalny Return to the Same Country that He Claimed Tried to Kill Him?
Andrew Korybko | globalresearch.ca | 2021-01-19
Russian anti-corruption blogger Alexei Navalny inexplicably decided to return to the same country that he claimed had unsuccessfully tried to kill him, curiously timing his trip to coincide with the immediate run-up to Biden's inauguration in what some suspect is …
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UC Places Initial Fencing Around People's Park, More to Come
Anonymous Park Defender | indybay.org | 2021-01-19
January 19th, the day before Biden's inauguration in DC, the University of California at Berkeley has placed the initial fencing on People's Park. "Work is coming", said Kyle Gibson, the director of communications for UCB Capital Strategies (quoted speaking to Berkeleyside).
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350.org Responds to Biden's Upcoming Presidential Inauguration
commondreams.org | 2021-01-19
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Mass Call Up of Unarmed Troops Needed to Battle Terrorists During a Plague That Necessitates Everyone Stays at Home
Marko Marjanović | anti-empire.com | 2021-01-19
Oh look, The Powers That Be couldn't get real people to turn out for Biden so they're planting flags so it wouldn't look so. No no, that can't be right. That's way too cynical of me. Surely there are hundreds of thousands of people who would love to attend the inauguration but sadly the establishment must turn them away because there is a deadly invisible virus out there, that nonetheless did not preclude them from calling up 20,000 federalized National Guard soldiers that have nowhere to sleep but on top of each other. But that was necessary because of the grave "domestic terrorist" threat from the unpopular "an…
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Lloyd Austin Says Will Review US Force Presence in Mideast to Address Russia, China Challenges
sputniknews.com | 2021-01-19
The confirmation hearing for Gen. Lloyd Auston, President-elect Joe Biden's pick to head the Pentagon, took place before the Senate Armed Services Committee on January 19, one day before Biden's inauguration.
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On Eve of Inauguration, People's Action and Tenants Facing Eviction Demand Lawmakers Seize Moment to Protect Tenants
Johanna Kichton | peoplesaction.org | 2021-01-19
In New Letters, Campaign that Helped Lead #CancelRent Movement Urges Biden to Issue Eviction Moratorium With Teeth And Demands Congress Finally Cancel Rent and Rental Debt Contact: Johanna Kichton, press@peoplesaction.org, 240.206.1145 WASHINGTON, D.C.–People's Action today united with tenants facing eviction to host a press conference to call on President-Elect Biden to immediately issue an eviction moratorium that …
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Don't let President Biden 'make us the dupes of our hopes'
Norman Solomon | nationofchange.org | 2021-01-19
More than being a time of hope — or fatalism — the inauguration of President Joe Biden should be a time of skeptical realism and determination.
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US Makes Aggressive Opening Move on Russian Chessboard
M. K. Bhadrakumar | globalresearch.ca | 2021-01-19
A regime change project in Russia was launched on Sunday with the return of political activist Alexei Navalny to Moscow. It was a highly symbolic event — except that Navalny was travelling by an aeroplane from Germany and not in …
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Respected Israeli Rights Group B'Tselem declares Israel an Apartheid State
Juan Cole | zcomm.org | 2021-01-19
Apartheid is one of the listed "crimes against humanity" along with enslavement, torture, war rape, and forcible deportation. A crime against humanity is the systematic and continuous commission of war crimes…
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U.S. Rep. Tlaib: "Israel Is a Racist State That Would Deny Palestinians Like My Grandmother a Vaccine"
Staff | democracynow.org | 2021-01-19
Israel has been hailed as having the world's most vaccinated population, but Palestinians are not included. Human Rights Watch and others have called on Israeli authorities to provide COVID-19 vaccines to the more than 4.5 million Palestinians in the occupied West Bank and Gaza Strip. "Israel is a racist state," responds Congressmember Rashida Talib of Michigan, who is Palestinian American and one of the first Muslim women elected to Congress and says her Palestinian grandmother was denied access to a vaccine. "I hope my colleagues, I hope our country, sees what the Palestinians have been trying to tell us for a…
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Covid-19: Palestinians to receive first batch of Russian vaccine by weekend
MEE and agencies | middleeasteye.net | 2021-01-19
Covid-19: Palestinians to receive first batch of Russian vaccine by weekend | The Palestinian health ministry has approved Sputnik V vaccine for domestic use, making it 'the first country in the Middle East' to do so | MEE and agencies | Tue, 01/19/2021 – 14: 15 | Palestinian health workers collect random swab samples from people to test for the Covid-19 coronavirus in Rafah, in the southern Gaza Strip, on 1…
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Israeli Navy Attacks Palestinian Fishermen In Gaza
IMEMC News | imemc.org | 2021-01-19
Israeli navy ships fired, on Tuesday morning, several live rounds at Palestinian fishing boats, in addition to attacking them with water cannons, near the shore of the Sudaniyya sea, northwest of Gaza city. Eyewitnesses said the navy attacked the Palestinian fishing boats less than three nautical miles from the Gaza shore. They added that the …
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The Jewish supremacist state (A comment on B'Tselem's 'apartheid regime' designation for Israel)
Norman G. Finkelstein | mronline.org | 2021-01-19
During the past two decades, many respected individuals and organizations designated the regime Israel has established in the occupied Palestinian territory–the West Bank, including East Jerusalem, and Gaza–as a form of apartheid.
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All Workers Must Support Honduran migrants and refugees
RWAAL | indybay.org | 2021-01-19
Two months after hurricanes Eta and Iota devastated the region and as the pandemic crisis continues, caravan members are escaping conditions of absolute destitution. Capitalist governments line up to thwart workers' pursuit of life, liberty, and happiness.
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As Guatemalan Forces Beat Back Migrant Caravan, Biden Urged to Reverse Trump Policies of 'Cruelty and Coercion'
Brett Wilkins, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2021-01-19
"The answer is not to continue doing more of the same but to envision a new direction that respects the political and economic self-determination and dignity of our Central American neighbors." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
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Migrants stranded in Guatemala following repression by security forces
Peoples Dispatch | peoplesdispatch.org | 2021-01-19
A caravan of more than thousand Honduran migrants were brutally repressed by the Guatemalan military and police forces, on January 17. Honduran migrants, including men, women and children, have set off on this perilous 4,000-km long journey on foot to the US with the hope to apply for humanitarian asylum there.
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Migrants Jump Over Border Fence in Spanish City in Africa
telesurenglish.net | 2021-01-19
Some 150 sub-Saharan migrants on Tuesday tried to enter the Spanish city of Melilla by jumping the border fence with Morocco. | RELATED: | Sub-Saharan Africa Won't Be Spared in Health, Economic Crisis: IMF | Spanish authorities reported that 87 people entered this North African city although Moroccan and Spanish security forces tried to prevent it. | After jumping over the fence, the Sub-Saharan migrants ran into the city in a group. Of those, 78 people were taken to the Cent…
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About Suffering: A Massacre of the Innocents in Yemen
Kathy Kelly | commondreams.org | 2021-01-19
The United Nations estimates the war has already caused 233,000 deaths, including 131,000 deaths from indirect causes such as lack of food, health services and infrastructure. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
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About Suffering: A Massacre of the Innocents in Yemen
Kathy Kelly | dissidentvoice.org | 2021-01-19
In 1565, Pieter Bruegel the Elder created "The Massacre of the Innocents," a provocative masterpiece of religious art. The painting reworks a biblical narrative about King Herod's order to slaughter all newborn boys in Bethlehem for fear that a messiah had been born there. Bruegel's painting situates the atrocity in a contemporary setting, a 16th …
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About Suffering: A Massacre of the Innocents in Yemen
Kathy Kelly | progressive.org | 2021-01-19
The United States is contributing to the violent attacks on Yemen, while cutting back its humanitarian relief efforts.
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Rolling Out The Dystopian Nightmare: World Economic Forum (WEF) Davos Agenda
Stephen Lendman | globalresearch.ca | 2021-01-19
Founded in 1971, the Geneva-based World Economic Forum (WEF) meets annually in Davos, Switzerland. | It brings together top business and political leaders, along with likeminded pro-New World Order economists and pseudo-journalists. | Calling itself "an independent international organization committed to improving …
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The Unwelcome Return of the Real Purveyors of Violence
Rep. Ron Paul | globalresearch.ca | 2021-01-19
With the mainstream media still obsessing about the January 6th "violent coup attempt" at the US Capitol Building, the incoming Biden Administration looks to be chock full of actual purveyors of violent coups. Don't look to the mainstream media to …
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MLK: "Loving Your Enemies" Message for a Political System Based on Hate
Sam Husseini | counterpunch.org | 2021-01-19
I used to think we shouldn't get MLK Day "off" since we should work extra hard on this day. But I've mellowed and think of his own debauchery and give myself some slack. No matter how many self indulgent things you've done: plagiarism, cheating on your spouse (as King did) you can still do great,…
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DSA4USPS: The Postal Service and the Green New Deal
mgrochowski | dsausa.org | 2021-01-19
In our third educational webinar, DSA4USPS will explore…
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'Swift action' needed in Tigray to save thousands at risk, UNHCR warns
news.un.org | 2021-01-19
Two months after conflict forced humanitarian workers to withdraw from the Tigray region of Ethiopia, the UN refugee agency (UNHCR), on Tuesday, stressed the need for "swift action" to restore safe access to "save thousands of lives at risk".
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OCHA Report: Demolitions and Displacements | December 2020
OCHA | imemc.org | 2021-01-19
Demolitions and Displacements report from the Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs Occupied Palestinian Territory (OCHA) In December, the Israeli authorities demolished, forced people to demolish, or seized 67 Palestinian-owned structures across the West Bank, including East Jerusalem, resulting in the displacement of 50 people, including 30 children, and otherwise affecting the livelihoods or …
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Citing famine, UN urges reversal of terrorist designation for Yemen's Houthis; U.S. refuses
Peoples Dispatch | mronline.org | 2021-01-19
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 U.S. would likely trigger a "famine on a scale we have not seen in 40 years.
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Glenn Greenwald on the Biden Administration and Expanding Censorship
Editor | scheerpost.com | 2021-01-19
On this week's "On Contact," Chris Hedges talks to Pulitzer prize-winning journalist Glenn Greenwald about the incoming Biden administration and what it will mean for a country in crisis, ravaged by a pandemic it cannot control, hostage to corporate power and bifurcated into warring factions. Glenn Greenwald is the author of several bestsellers, including How …
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Chicago MLK rally demands end to white supremacy
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2021-01-19
Chicago, IL – 500 people gathered in Federal Plaza today with a banner reading, "End the Trump era" and "End white supremacy!" Organizers including the Chicago Alliance Against Racist and Political Repression, Southsiders Organized for Unity and Liberation, and Chicago Democratic Socialists of America. Also joining were SEIU Local 73 and other unions as well as Black, Latino and other organizations. | The protest was called in response to the white supremacist insurrection and attempted coup in DC on January 6. The aim of the racists was to invalidate the votes of hundreds of thousands of Black people in Atlanta…
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Chicago MLK rally demands end to white supremacy
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2021-01-19
Chicago, IL – 500 people gathered in Federal Plaza today with a banner reading, "End the Trump era" and "End white supremacy!" Organizers including the Chicago Alliance Against Racist and Political Repression, Southsiders Organized for Unity and Liberation, and Chicago Democratic Socialists of America. Also joining were SEIU Local 73 and other unions as well as Black, Latino and other organizations. | The protest was called in response to the white supremacist insurrection and attempted coup in DC on January 6. The aim of the racists was to invalidate the votes of hundreds of thousands of Black people in Atlanta…
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Don't Let President Biden 'Make Us the Dupes of Our Hopes'
Norman Solomon | indybay.org | 2021-01-19
Class war, hidden in plain sight…
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Flint Residents Still Sick as Former Michigan Gov. Faces "Willful Neglect" Charges in Water Scandal
Staff | democracynow.org | 2021-01-19
Former Michigan Governor Rick Snyder and eight other former officials were charged last Thursday in a sweeping criminal investigation into the Flint water crisis. Snyder faces two charges of willful neglect of duty, a misdemeanor. In 2014, Flint's unelected emergency manager, appointed by then-Governor Snyder, switched the city's water supply to the Flint River as a cost-saving measure. The move has been linked to at least 12 deaths from an outbreak of Legionnaires' disease and widespread lead poisoning in residents, including children, in the majority-Black city. "It is really important that many of those electe…
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Michigan Governor Charged With "Willful Neglect of Duty" in Flint Water Scandal
Staff | truthout.org | 2021-01-19
Former Michigan Governor Rick Snyder and eight other former officials were charged last Thursday in a sweeping criminal investigation into the Flint water crisis. Snyder faces two charges of willful neglect of duty, a misdemeanor. In 2014, Flint's unelected emergency manager, appointed by then-Governor Snyder, switched the city's water supply to the Flint River as a cost-saving measure. The move has been linked to at least 12 deaths from an outbreak of Legionnaires' disease and widespread lead…
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Michigan Ex-Governor Charged With "Willful Neglect" in Flint Water Scandal
Staff | truthout.org | 2021-01-19
Former Michigan Governor Rick Snyder and eight other former officials were charged last Thursday in a sweeping criminal investigation into the Flint water crisis. Snyder faces two charges of willful neglect of duty, a misdemeanor. In 2014, Flint's unelected emergency manager, appointed by then-Governor Snyder, switched the city's water supply to the Flint River as a cost-saving measure. The move has been linked to at least 12 deaths from an outbreak of Legionnaires' disease and widespread lead…
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Government Mistakes Provided the Breeding Ground for the Mutant Virus, Which it is Now Using as an Alibi for Its Failures
Patrick Cockburn | counterpunch.org | 2021-01-19
The coastal town of Margate in east Kent is the place where the fast-spreading variant of Covid-19 first mutated before it swept through the rest of Britain. Scientists identified Kent last month as the county where the mutant virus developed, but a source with knowledge of research into its origins tells me that the earliest case of a person being infected with it was in Margate on the Isle of Thanet.
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When Medicare Helped Kill Jim Crow
Mike Konczal | thenation.com | 2021-01-19
When Medicare Helped Kill Jim Crow…
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Physician Performance in the Medicare Merit-based Incentive Payment System–Reply
Johnston KJ, Hockenberry JM, Joynt Maddox KE. | jamanetwork.com | 2021-01-19
In Reply We agree with Dr Rathi's main observation about our recent article that the financial incentives were small in the MIPS 2019 performance year, and the performance threshold for avoiding a payment penalty was low. In fact, the performance threshold was so low in 2019 that only clinicians who did not comply with the MIPS (did not report any performance measures to the CMS) received payment penalties.
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Fearing the Palestinian Narrative: Why Israel Banned Jenin Jenin
Ramzy Baroud | dissidentvoice.org | 2021-01-19
On January 11, the Israeli Lod District Court ruled against a Palestinian film-maker, Mahmoud Bakri, ordering him to pay hefty compensation to an Israeli soldier who was accused, along with the Israeli military, of carrying out war crimes in April 2002, in the Palestinian Jenin refugee camp located in the northern occupied West Bank. The …
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Martin Luther King's Vision Of An Interconnected World
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2021-01-19
We are facing converging global crises — a horrific pandemic, worsening economic inequality both in the United States and globally, climate change and the continuing scourge of systemic racism around the world. What would Martin Luther King Jr. think or advise if he were alive today? What might he say in these days after the Capitol Building was attacked by a primarily white mob that was seeking to usurp the results of a free and fair election and implement an America First agenda through violent force? | To get to these answers, we need to consider one of King's most important and overlooked pieces of writ…
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WHO panel 'discouraged & frankly disappointed' by global Covid-19 vaccine rollout plan
rt.com | 2021-01-19
An independent WHO panel studying the handling of the Covid-19 pandemic has criticized global vaccine rollout plans over inequalities that will see most of Africa missing out on receiving any jabs this year. | "The panel is discouraged and frankly disappointed by the unequal plans for vaccine rollout," panel co-chair Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, the former Liberian president and Nobel Peace Prize winner, told an Executive Board meeting of the World Health Organization (WHO). | As things stand now, large-scale distribution of vaccines against the coronavirus won't begin in Africa until 2022 or even 2023, she pointed…
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The Class Struggle Against the Pandemic
Anti*Capitalist Resistance | socialistproject.ca | 2021-01-19
Kevin Courtney, joint General Secretary of the National Education Union (NEU), summed it up when he said, the best response to the Tory pandemic disaster is to join a union and join the Zero Covid campaign. Talking at a 400-strong online conference, he paid tribute to NEU and Unison members who had followed union advice … Keep reading »…
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Dystopia Now! — Surveillance Through Vaccine Certificates, Digital IDs, and Biometric Data
Jesse Smith | globalresearch.ca | 2021-01-19
With the pandemic, the "digital transformation" that so many analysts have been referring to for years, without being exactly sure what it meant, has found its catalyst. One major effect of confinement will be the expansion and progression of the | …
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Nigeria To Tackle COVID-19 by Local Vaccine Production
telesurenglish.net | 2021-01-19
Health Minister Osagie Ehanire on Monday revealed that the Nigerian government has released a US$25.3 million fund to support domestic vaccine production to tackle the COVID-19 pandemic. | RELATED: | Four African Countries Are at High Risk of Famine, UN Warns | "While we are working to develop our own vaccines, Nigeria is exploring options for licensed production, in collaboration with recognized institutions. We are also exploring the option of local production of the vaccines," E…
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Local reports of COVID-19 deaths in UK schools confirm concealed impact of pandemic
wsws.org | 2021-01-19
Prior to Prime Minister Boris Johnson's January 4 lockdown announcement, the government had even threatened legal action against those schools intending to close due to high infection rates.
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With Russia's Help, China Becomes Plastics Making Power in Pandemic
Kenneth Rapoza | anti-empire.com | 2021-01-19
After giving up on recycling — American recycling that is — China is still in love with the plastics biz. In fact, their companies are becoming dominant in all things plastic, one of the most important supply chains in the world. | In other words, it will be yet another segment in global business that the world will need Chinese companies to get supply. | The pandemic has helped the petrochemicals industry make up for losses in oil and gas demand. Plastics are tied to the fossil fuels industry. Stay-at-home orders throughout the U.S. and Europe has led to more take-out food orders and a lot of that is…
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Independent panel finds critical early failings in COVID-19 response
news.un.org | 2021-01-19
The global system for pandemic alert and response is "not fit for purpose", highlighting the need for a new framework in the wake of COVID-19, experts appointed by the World Health Organization (WHO) said in an interim report presented on Tuesday.
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Venezuelan Donated Oxygen Arrives in Manaus, Brazil
telesurenglish.net | 2021-01-19
Authorities confirm the arrival of five trucks with oxygen in the capital of the Brazilian Amazon, Manaus, to attend to the sanitary crisis that the territory is suffering due to the Covid-19 pandemic. | The population welcomed the trucks with Venezuelan flags amidst applause. The shipment will be able to alleviate the dramatic situation suffered by the hospital network in Manaus. | RELATED: | Brazil: Health Minister Pazuelo Investigated Over Manaus Crisis | The Venezuelan Fore…
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Tunisian regime deploys army as protests spread 10 years after Arab Spring
wsws.org | 2021-01-19
Ten years after revolutionary uprisings in Tunisia and Egypt, explosive anger is building in working-class districts across North Africa amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
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