Daily Archives: January 22, 2021

2021-01-22: News Headlines

Lee Camp (2021-01-22). What Biden Can Do Without Congress (But Won't). counterpunch.org What if it could get done now? What if all (or many) of the largest problems within the United States could be solved now? What if the most exploited, the most troubled, the most chopped-up-masticated-and-drooled-out-by-the-American-machine populations could be helped right now? No Congress. No 10 years of "building up power" just to achieve a post-abuse

Caitlin Johnstone (2021-01-22). You Counter Trumpism By Ending The Conditions Which Created It, Not With Authoritarian Policies. thealtworld.com The US political/media class have been

Jon Queally (2021-01-22). GOP Nightmare of Senate Budget Chair Bernie Sanders About to Come True. zcomm.org "When Republicans controlled the Senate they used the reconciliation process to provide huge tax breaks for the rich and large corporations. We're going to use reconciliation to protect working families, the sick and the poor."

oneworld.press (2021-01-22). CNN Dishonestly Claims That The West Is Victimized By Chinese Anti-Vaxx Disinfo. oneworld.press The Global Times is doing a global service by raising awareness about fatal medical incidents associated with foreign vaccines which many in the West might not have been aware of until they read those articles. Although Griffiths proves that the deaths in question "were reported on by CNN, among numerous US media outlets", those platforms don't have an exclusive monopoly on reporting and shouldn't claim that their Chinese counterparts reporting on the same is akin to "disinformation".

Dean Baker (2021-01-22). Trump Crazy and Intellectual Crazy. counterpunch.org It's hard not to be appalled and scared by the reality denial of Donald Trump's followers. Their willingness to insist an election was stolen, with no evidence whatsoever, is difficult to understand for those of us who like to think that people respond to facts and logic. I don't have any easy answers to get

Stephen Lendman (2021-01-22). Can US Workers Be Dismissed for Refusing to Be Vaxxed? globalresearch.ca According to Law Professor Dorit Reiss: | "Requiring a vaccine is a health and safety work rule, and employers can" fire noncompliant staff. | Attorney David Betras explained that "workplace vaccination requirements aren't new, and they passed constitutional muster long ago," …

Sarah Volpenhein (2021-01-22). Wisconsin Nursing Home Staff Laid Off for Declining COVID-19 Vaccine. anti-empire.com Employees at a Janesville nursing home risk losing their job if they do not take the COVID-19 vaccine, a policy that has caused outrage among many staff members. | Officials at Rock Haven, a Rock County-owned facility, issued a memo in December telling employees that the vaccine was "a requirement for all staff" and that employees who failed to get the vaccine would be laid off. A copy of the memo was obtained by the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel through an open records request. | According to the memo, a laid-off employee will not be eligible to return to work until they complete the two-dose vaccine regimen. | Roc…

Binoy Kampmark (2021-01-22). Sunk before Service: Australia's Disastrous Submarine Project. dissidentvoice.org One only gets into the submarine procurement business to spite government treasurers and economic managers. Efficiency and effectuality are bonus additions, but hardly necessary. Witness the evolving disaster that is Australia's SEA 1000 Future Submarine program, won by France's DCNS, now Naval Group, in 2016. From the start, this seemed an audaciously peculiar choice. Australia …

Richard D. Wolff (2021-01-22). How Capitalism's Dogged Defenders and Propagandists Defend It From Criticism. counterpunch.org The more victims and critics of capitalism coalesce and thereby strengthen one another, the more that economic system is questioned and challenged. That in turn provokes capitalism's defenders. They increasingly resort to attaching qualifying adjectives to capitalism and deflecting criticisms onto them. They say that the capitalism they support is a particular kind of capitalism. Their support depends on whether or not certain adjectives are attached to capitalism.

Ray McGovern (2021-01-22). Round Up the Usual Suspects; Don't Forget Putin. globalresearch.ca Interviewed by Mrs. Clinton Monday, Speaker Nancy Pelosi eagerly rose to the bait when Clinton spoke of "her concerns that the outgoing commander-in-chief was compromised by the Kremlin". Setting the stage, Clinton expressed the hope that "we'll find out who …

Max Blumenthal (2021-01-22). Venezuelan VP Delcy Rodriguez details new measures to break the US blockade. thegrayzone.com In a wide-ranging interview with The Grayzone's Max Blumenthal, Venezuelan Vice President Delcy Rodriguez details her government's new Anti-Blockade Law and explains how it counteracts the impact of the US economic war imposed on her country VP Rodriguez also answered left-wing criticism of the Anti-Blockade Law and discussed her family's history of leftist activism dating back to Venezuela's dirty war, when her father was disappeared by the old neoliberal regime. She placed the ongoing attacks by the US-backed right-wing opposition …

Noam Chomsky — Vijay Prashad (2021-01-22). Why Neoliberal Leaders Who Failed to Protect Their Countries From COVID-19 Must Be Investigated. counterpunch.org Warnings that the oxygen supply was running out in the city of Manaus, Brazil, came to local and federal government officials a week before the calamity led to the deaths by asphyxiation of patients afflicted with COVID-19. No modern state—such as Brazil—should have to admit that it did nothing when these warnings came in and simply allowed its own citizens to die for no reason.

Ramzy Baroud (2021-01-22). Fearing the Palestinian Narrative: Why Israel Banned 'Jenin Jenin'. counterpunch.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

Stephen Lendman (2021-01-22). Biden's Mask-Wearing Mandate. globalresearch.ca Biden and his press agent media won't explain what's vital for everyone to know. | On his first day in office as selected, not elected, president, he signed a blizzard of executive orders. | Among them was mandatory wearing of face masks …

Ben Norton (2021-01-22). US Backs Al-Qaeda in Yemen while Dubbing Its Houthi Enemies 'Terrorists'. globalresearch.ca The US State Department designated Yemen's Houthi movement — the most effective force in fighting al-Qaeda — as a "terrorist" organization. Meanwhile Washington and Saudi Arabia have supported al-Qaeda. | *** | The United States government has designated the main enemy of …

M. K. Bhadrakumar (2021-01-22). Boris Johnson Has Done Modi a Favour. asia-pacificresearch.com

Matthew Stevenson (2021-01-22). America Installs a Pope. counterpunch.org Can someone explain to me why, when a mob carrying spears and wearing Davy Crockett hats breaks into the Capitol, "our democracy is under assault" by insurrectionists and seditionists, while when another group takes over the Capitol with the likes of A-Rod and Bill Clinton, and lines the streets of Washington with storm troops, our democracy has suddenly been "restored"?

MEE and agencies (2021-01-22). Baghdad suicide bombing: Islamic State claim responsibility for deadly attack in Iraq. middleeasteye.net Baghdad suicide bombing: Islamic State claim responsibility for deadly attack in Iraq | At least 32 people killed and 110 wounded after two men blew themselves up in a crowded market in the Iraqi capital | Fri, 01/22/2021 – 09: 46 | An injured man receives visitors at a hospital following the twin suicide bombing in the bustling commercial street in the heart of Baghdad (AFP) | Islamic Sta…

Dianne Mathiowetz (2021-01-22). Developing working-class resistance to fascism. workers.org These excerpts were taken from the Jan. 14 webinar, "Workers Can Defeat Fascism & Racism," sponsored by Workers World Party. To view the entire panel discussion, go to tinyurl.com/y25tapr2. Like most people, I had been very much aware that this fascist rally was going to take place in Washington[, D.C.,] . . . |

IMEMC News (2021-01-22). Israeli Colonists Injure Child Near Ramallah. imemc.org Several fanatic illegal Israeli colonists attacked, on Thursday evening, many Palestinian cars near the central West Bank city of Ramallah, causing damage and injuring a child in the face. Media sources said the colonists injured Jad Ala' Sawafta, 3, in the face after hurling stones at the family's car while his father was driving near …

IMEMC News (2021-01-22). Palestinian PM Condemns "Organized Settler Terrorism" in West Bank. imemc.org Palestinian Prime Minister Mohammad Shtayyeh denounced, on Thursday at night, the seriously escalating attacks, carried out by the illegal Israeli colonialist settlers against the Palestinians in the West Bank, and described them as organized terrorism. Shtayyeh said the colonists attacked and injured many Palestinians, including women and children, after hurling stones and Molotov cocktails at …

Staff (2021-01-22). Battleground Baltimore, Jan. 22. therealnews.com One reason why The Real News Network calls Baltimore home is because we know that the struggles the people in this majority-minority city face (unequitable access to resources like education, clean air, and transportation, for example) are the struggles people face all over the globe. This is the second installment of our weekly news roundup from the Baltimore trenches, which we hope will help keep our friends and neighbors abreast of what's going on in our city, but we also hope these stories will resonate with people united in the struggle everywhere. | The Life and Death of Dante Barksdale | On Sunday morn…

Matt Bruenig (2021-01-22). Comparing Three Types of Child Benefit Designs. peoplespolicyproject.org Since the 1990s, America has had a very specific goal when it comes to cash benefits for families with children: keep them away from very poor people. I find this goal to be quite cruel, but the logic of it was clear enough. By making lives unspeakably miserable for the very poor while providing decent benefits for those a rung above them, we incentivize the very poor to work and ensure only the virtuous receive social benefits. | The Child Tax Credit (CTC) was reasonably well designed to achieve this goal. By delivering the benefit at the end of each year through the tax system, we can identify who the poor a…

Staff (2021-01-22). From Standing Rock and J20 to the US Capitol: Who gets treated like the enemy? therealnews.com When police roll out the red carpet for far-right insurgents and reserve tear gas and rubber bullets for Black, Indigenous, and social justice protestors, what is to be done?

Richard Sanders (2021-01-22). Defunding the Myths and Cults of Cold War Canada. dissidentvoice.org For decades the Canadian government has been supporting East European émigré associations whose much-revered founders, leaders and war heroes include veterans of Waffen SS divisions and other fascist military formations, perpetrators of the Holocaust and other ethnic-cleansing campaigns, officials from and apologists for Nazi puppet regimes, postwar CIA propaganda assets, proponents of Cold War terrorist …

IMEMC News (2021-01-22). Israeli Colonists Attack, Displace, Palestinian Family Near Hebron. imemc.org Several fanatic Illegal Israeli colonists attacked, on Thursday at night, a Palestinian family and forced them out of a cave they were using as a residence in Khirbat Tawamin, east of Susiya village in Masafer Yatta, south of the southern West Bank city of Hebron. Fuad al-'Amour, the coordinator of the Protection and Steadfastness Committees, …

Ted Kelly (2021-01-22). 2021 is the Year of the Political Prisoner. workers.org The U.S. "justice" system, like every institution of a capitalist state, is a weapon designed and wielded by the billionaires to beat workers into submission. Special bodies of armed troops, deputized by the ruling class, round up workers by the millions and contrive laws to justify locking them in dangerously . . . |

Erik Molvar (2021-01-22). Why the Hammonds' Livestock Shouldn't be Allowed on Public Land. counterpunch.org On the Trump administration's last full day in office, Interior Secretary David Bernhardt reached down into the Bureau of Land Management, seized control of the decision-making process for four Oregon grazing allotments, and issued new permits to Hammond Ranches, Inc., the same family that lost their grazing privileges to these allotments in 2014 for violating

IMEMC News (2021-01-22). Ongoing Escalation: Israeli Colonists Hurled Molotov Cocktails At Homes Near Nablus. imemc.org Israeli colonists hurled Molotov cocktails, on Thursday evening, at two Palestinian homes in Burin village, south of the northern West Bank city of Nablus. Local sources in the village said the colonists invaded the southern area of Burin, and hurled Molotov cocktails at two homes. They added that the residents rushed to help the family …

IMEMC News (2021-01-22). Israeli Colonists Close Many Roads In Northern West Bank. imemc.org Groups of fanatic illegal Israeli colonialist settlers closed, on Thursday evening, many roads and junctions, in the northern part of the occupied West Bank, and attacked homes, before the soldiers abducted a young Palestinian man. Eyewitnesses said the colonists gathered at Huwwara junction, south of the northern West Bank city of Nablus, and closed it. …

Staff (2021-01-22). The Eric Brandt story: How a controversial cop watcher became one of the most successful police reformers in the US. therealnews.com Known for his role in the Occupy Denver movement and his controversial, even profane, manner of exercising his First Amendment rights, Eric Brandt has been arrested roughly 200 times while protesting police brutality and advocating for reform. But he's also quietly racked up key victories in court.

Robert Hunziker (2021-01-22). Complex Life Threatened. counterpunch.org Throughout the world, scientists are speaking out like never before. They're talking about an emergency situation of the health of the planet threatening "complex life," including, by default, human life. It's scary stuff. On this subject, America's green NGOs prefer to address the danger by sticking to a middle ground, don't scare people, too much

Pete Dolack (2021-01-22). Private Sector is "Efficient" Only at Extracting Money From Public. counterpunch.org There is nothing that capitalists won't grab if they see a possibility to score a profit. Not even the most basic needs for human life, such as water, are exempt. A favorite tactic for grabbing what had once been in the public domain and converting it into private profit is the "public-private partnership." A tactic

Alan MacLeod (2021-01-22). Pivot to Asia: China Tech Ban Mirrors 1980s Attempts to Destroy Japanese Competition. globalresearch.ca In the 1980s, the US imposed a 100% tariff on virtually all Japanese electronics and forced Tokyo to sign a one-sided trade deal that reserved much of its domestic semiconductor sector for American companies. | *** | With just days left in …

John Clamp (2021-01-22). The Lies that Bind. counterpunch.org 'It was not as though there was a Palestinian people in Palestine considering itself as a Palestinian people and we came and threw them out and took their country away from them. They did not exist.' -Israeli prime minister Golda Meir, speaking in the UK in 1969 'One nation solemnly promised to a second nation

Manuel García, Jr. (2021-01-22). COVID vs. World War II. counterpunch.org The Trump Administration's response to the COVID-19 pandemic was a murderous crime committed against the American people. [1] The perpetrators of that crime should be prosecuted for it. Let us compare the sacrifices in lives paid by the American people during WWII, and during YEAR ONE of COVID-19. WWII (for the U.S.A.): 7 December 1941

WSWS (2021-01-22). Metalworkers carry out wildcat strike in Matamoros, Mexico, for higher wages. wsws.org The workers at a maquiladora factory owned by the Texas-based multinational Cypress Industries struck to demand a 15 percent wage increase, following wildcat strikes by workers in the city last April against unsafe conditions caused by the pandemic.

WorkWeek (2021-01-22). SF Bay View Editor Has Cell Phone Seized & Google Fires Black Scientist Dr. Timnit Gebru. indybay.org WorkWeek covers the effort to stop SF Bay View Editor Malik Washington from doing his work. The for profit halfway house run by the Geo Group ordered that his cell phone be seized to stop him from doing his work after the facility in the Terderloin was exposed for having a Covid outbreak. We interview his lawyer Richard Tan. | Also WorkWeek looks at the firing of Google top AI scientist Dr. Timnit Gebru. WorkWeek looks at the reason she was fired.

_____ (2021-01-22). Britain — The political future looks grim. truepublica.org.uk Brexit and Covid have done bad things to our country. The former was a deliberate stoking of built-up anger against a politically and economically flawed system. The latter has bagged a world-beating record — of killing more people per million than any country on earth. Contrary to many commentators, that the Brexit debate is over, …

imperial.ac.uk (2021-01-22). Imperial scientists conduct COVID-19 testing on London's transport network. imperial.ac.uk Researchers from Imperial are working with Transport for London to regularly test the city's transport network for the virus which causes COVID-19.

Anthony Cartalucci (2021-01-22). Why is Thanathorn Complaining about Affordable Medicine? thealtworld.com US-backed opposition leader and billionaire Thanathorn has attacked the Thai government's response to COVID-19 and its hesitation to rush into a vaccine campaign.

Dr. Joseph Mercola (2021-01-22). WHO Finally Admits COVID-19 PCR Test Has a 'Problem'. globalresearch.ca In an "inauguration" of its own while Joe Biden was being sworn into office, the World Health Organization (WHO) Even though they've been widely used across the U.S. …

sputniknews (2021-01-22). Iraqi Prime Minister Fires 4 Senior Security Officials Following Baghdad Terror Attacks. sputniknews.com CAIRO (Sputnik) — Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kadhimi has dismissed four high-ranking security officials, including the country's federal police head, following the twin terrorist attacks in the capital of Baghdad, Yehia Rasool, a spokesperson for the Iraqi commander-in-chief, said.

sputniknews (2021-01-22). As Israel Sets Pace With Vaccination, MP Explains Why It's Not a Success Story For Country's Arabs. sputniknews.com Israel has vaccinated more than 2.2 million people so far. Only a small proportion of them, however, have been Arabs, and a parliamentarian says it has to do with the lack of facilities in Arab localities, the absence of significant campaigns and their distrust of the system.

sputniknews (2021-01-22). Hungary, Russia Sign Agreement on Sputnik V Coronavirus Vaccine Deliveries, Foreign Minister Says. sputniknews.com MOSCOW (Sputnik) – Hungary and Russia have signed an agreement on Russia's coronavirus vaccine deliveries, Hungarian Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade Peter Szijjarto said on Friday.

sputniknews (2021-01-22). McConnell Pans Biden's 'Big Steps in Wrong Direction', Warns Over 'Failed Approach' to Immigration. sputniknews.com On his first full day in office, US President Joe Biden acted upon his campaign promises to reverse a spate of policies implemented by his predecessor Donald Trump, signing executive orders to tear up the the Keystone XL oil pipeline permit, rejoining the World Health Organisation and bringing the US back to the fold of the Paris Climate Accord.

Sara Luterman (2021-01-22). The Ignominious Deceits of Congressman Cawthorn. thenation.com The Ignominious Deceits of Congressman Cawthorn…

Kali Holloway (2021-01-22). The Capitol Rioters Must Face Consequences. thenation.com The Capitol Rioters Must Face Consequences…

WorkWeeek (2021-01-22). Thursday 1/21: SF BayView Editor Malik Washington Journalist Rights & Google Firing Of Dr. Timnit Gebru. indybay.org KPOO.COM San Francisco | KPOO 98.5 FM…

FFWEEC (2021-01-22). Wednesday 1/27: The Equal Rights Amendment & the Disability Community Town Hall. indybay.org Online panel discussion…

Knowledge Protects (2021-01-22). 30 Kinds Of Hunting, Fishing Deaths and Injuries. indybay.org Accidents and diseases resulting from killing animals, birds, fishes…

Isis Feral (2021-01-22). 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…

Mother Jones (2021-01-22). Thursday 2/4: "Mother Jones" in Conversation w/ Rev. William Barber, Sharrelle Barber & Rebekah Barber. indybay.org Online event; open to the community…

Pip Hinman (2021-01-22). Happy economic numbers hide widening inequality and growing poverty. greenleft.org.au Federal Treasurer Josh Frydenberg is very upbeat about the economy, despite an official unemployment rate of 6.6% and a growing wealth divide. Peter Boyle investigates.

imperial.ac.uk (2021-01-22). Levels of obesity could rise if effective actions are not taken in childhood. imperial.ac.uk The number of adults living with obesity could rise dramatically unless robust measures are implemented to halt childhood obesity.

imperial.ac.uk (2021-01-22). 'Foreign policy' should be central to university strategy – Alice Gast. imperial.ac.uk Imperial's President argues that universities can craft their own 'foreign policy' to strengthen, expand and focus international collaborations.

Anthony Cartalucci (2021-01-22). BBC Propaganda Targets Thailand (Again). thealtworld.com The BBC — British state propaganda which has played a key role in selling wars that have destroyed nations around the globe, ending the lives of hundreds of thousands of people and ruining the lives of millions more — has its sights set on Thailand. | I explain why what the BBC left out of its deceitful narrative regarding Thailand's ongoing protests is much more important than anything it included in it. | The BBC glaringly omits any discussion about who is funding and backing the protests and why. A convenient omission the BBC also made when covering US-funded mobs in Hong Kong. | References: | BB…

news.un (2021-01-22). Guterres hails entry into force of treaty banning nuclear weapons. news.un.org The first multilateral nuclear disarmament treaty in more than two decades, came into force just after midnight on Friday, hailed by the UN Secretary-General as "an important step towards a world free of nuclear weapons".

Meaghan Ellis (2021-01-22). Capitol riot participant threatened to kill his own children if they turned him in. zcomm.org "I don't really know him anymore."

Virginia Tognola (2021-01-22). Argentina's long history of struggle for legal abortion. zcomm.org After many years of campaigning, Argentina's feminist movements booked a historic victory at the end of 2020 when abortion was finally legalized…

Manlio Dinucci (2021-01-22). A ONU proíbe as armas nucleares e a Itália, o que é que faz? globalresearch.ca Hoje, 22 de Janeiro de 2021, é o dia que pode ficar na História como o ponto de viragem para livrar a Humanidade daquelas armas que, pela primeira vez, têm a capacidade de fazer desaparecer a espécie humana e quase …

Manlio Dinucci (2021-01-22). L'Onu proibisce le armi nucleari e l'Italia che fa? globalresearch.ca Entra in vigore il Trattato Onu che proibisce le armi nucleari, ma la Nato proibisce all'Italia di aderirvi. Il governo non vede, non sente e non parla. Restano cosਠin Italia, paese "non-nucleare", le vecchie bombe nucleari Usa tra poco …

grants.gov (2021-01-22). National Child Traumatic Stress Initiative — Category II, Treatment and Service Adaptation (TSA) Centers. grants.gov SM-21-009 | Funding Opportunity ID: | 330775 | Opportunity Number: | SM-21-009 | Opportunity Title: | National Child Traumatic Stress Initiative — Category II, Treatment and Service Adaptation (TSA) Centers | Opportunity Category: | Discretionary | Opportunity Category Explanation: | Funding Instrument Type: | Grant | Category of Funding Activity: | Health | Category Explanation: | CFDA Number(s): | 93.243 | Eligible Applicants: | Others (see text field entitled "Additional Information on Eligibility" for clarification) | Additional Information on Eligibility: | Eligib…

Osprey Orielle Lake, Katherine Quaid (2021-01-22). Re-entering the Paris Climate Agreement Is Just Step One to Address the Climate Emergency: Frontline Women Must Lead the Way. commondreams.org Global people's movements and women leaders have been organizing for decades for climate justice, and community-led solutions. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Rev. John Dear (2021-01-22). 'I Never Thought I'd Live to See This Day': The Beginning of the End for Nuclear Weapons. commondreams.org Few antiwar activists ever thought they'd see nuclear weapons banned, but thanks to dedicated organizing, a historic UN treaty goes into effect today. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Jamie Henn (2021-01-22). We Need To Stop The Fossil Fuel Industry's PR Machine. commondreams.org Our theory of change is simple: if we can get the world's largest and most powerful PR and Ad agencies to stop working for the fossil fuel industry, we'll dramatically weaken the industry's ability to pollute the public debate and block climate action. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Liaquat Ali Khan (2021-01-22). The Persecution of Hazaras. counterpunch.org "Persecution of human beings shall be forbidden." — Article 29, Afghanistan Constitution (2004) In January 2021, Deash (Islamic State) marked the new year by murdering eleven Hazara coal miners in Quetta, Pakistan. The world press covered the story ruminating that the murders sprout from the Shia-Sunni schism because the Hazaras are Shia and Daesh is

Dr. Joseph Gerson (2021-01-22). A New Day for Human Survival: On the Promise of the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons. globalresearch.ca On Friday, January 22, people in cities and towns across in the United States and around the world, will celebrate the entry into force of the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons (TPNW). | Those gathering, online and elsewhere, stand …

Arianna Demas (2021-01-22). The First Amendment Protects Scabby, the 12-Foot Inflatable Rat, Too. aclu.org Living in New York City, there are some things you just know. You know that if you see a gigantic rat in the subway station you look the other way and pretend it doesn't exist. And you know that if you see a gigantic inflatable rat in front of a business it means that workers are protesting unfair employer practices., , Scabby the Rat, a 12-foot inflatable rat balloon, is a familiar sight not just in New York but around the country. But the government is now trying to deflate him. Luckily for Scabby, the First Amendment is on his side., , Under existing precedent, unions have a legal right to display Scabby. T…

grants.gov (2021-01-22). GREAT LAKES TRASH FREE WATERS HARBORS, RIVERMOUTHS AND WATERFRONTS. grants.gov EPA-R5-GL2021-TFWR | Funding Opportunity ID: | 330765 | Opportunity Number: | EPA-R5-GL2021-TFWR | Opportunity Title: | GREAT LAKES TRASH FREE WATERS HARBORS, RIVERMOUTHS AND WATERFRONTS | Opportunity Category: | Discretionary | Opportunity Category Explanation: | Funding Instrument Type: | Cooperative Agreement | Category of Funding Activity: | Environment | Category Explanation: | CFDA Number(s): | 66.469 | Eligible Applicants: | Others (see text field entitled "Additional Information on Eligibility" for clarification) | Additional Information on Eligibility: | Please see…

Cassie Miller and Hannah Gais (2021-01-22). Capitol Insurrection Shows How Trends On The Far-Right's Fringe Have Become Mainstream. splcenter.org Researchers studying the far right have sounded the alarm over the threat posed by the rapid proliferation of conspiracy theories, disinformation and misinformation for years, noting that shifts in the extreme right's mobilization tactics could present new challenges to stemming a tide of violence.

grants.gov (2021-01-22). DoD Breast Cancer, Transformative Breast Cancer Consortium Award. grants.gov W81XWH-21-BCRP-TBCCA | Funding Opportunity ID: | 330757 | Opportunity Number: | W81XWH-21-BCRP-TBCCA | Opportunity Title: | DoD Breast Cancer, Transformative Breast Cancer Consortium Award | Opportunity Category: | Discretionary | Opportunity Category Explanation: | Funding Instrument Type: | Cooperative Agreement | Grant | Category of Funding Activity: | Science and Technology and other Research and Development | Category Explanation: | CFDA Number(s): | 12.420 | Eligible Applicants: | Unrestricted (i.e., open to any type of entity above), subject to any clarification in text…

grants.gov (2021-01-22). Quantify the expression of metabolizing enzymes and transporter proteins in lung, eye and skin tissue in relevant animal models and humans (U01) Clinical Trial Not Allowed. grants.gov RFA-FD-21-018 | Funding Opportunity ID: | 330752 | Opportunity Number: | RFA-FD-21-018 | Opportunity Title: | Quantify the expression of metabolizing enzymes and transporter proteins in lung, eye and skin tissue in relevant animal models and humans (U01) Clinical Trial Not Allowed | Opportunity Category: | Discretionary | Opportunity Category Explanation: | Funding Instrument Type: | Cooperative Agreement | Category of Funding Activity: | Consumer Protection | Food and Nutrition | Science and Technology and other Research and Development | Category Explanation: | CFDA Number(s):…

mgrochowski (2021-01-22). 2021 YDSA Online Winter Conference. dsausa.org Register at the RSVP link for $20 early bird registration by Friday 1/22 or $30 regular registration by Friday 2/12. Join YDSA for our first ever ONLINE Winter Conference from Friday, February 26 — Sunday, February 28. Trump has been defeated, but our fight for a better world is far from over. Learn…

Danny Haiphong (2021-01-22). Casualties of the Old Cold War Should Inform Opposition to U.S.' New Cold War Against China. globalresearch.ca The US share of the global economy has shrunk dramatically This past week, the United States celebrated another Martin Luther King …

grants.gov (2021-01-22). Office of Elementary and Secondary Education (OESE): Office of Indian Education (OIE): Formula Grants To Local Educational Agencies Assistance Listing Number 84.060A. grants.gov ED-GRANTS-011221-002 | Funding Opportunity ID: | 330776 | Opportunity Number: | ED-GRANTS-011221-002 | Opportunity Title: | Office of Elementary and Secondary Education (OESE): Office of Indian Education (OIE): Formula Grants To Local Educational Agencies Assistance Listing Number 84.060A | Opportunity Category: | Mandatory | Opportunity Category Explanation: | Funding Instrument Type: | Grant | Category of Funding Activity: | Education | Category Explanation: | CFDA Number(s): | 84.060 | Eligible Applicants: | Others (see text field entitled "Additional Information on Eligibi…

grants.gov (2021-01-22). Office of Postsecondary Education (OPE): Education Opportunity Centers (EOC) Program Assistance Listing Number 84.066A. grants.gov ED-GRANTS-011321-001 | Funding Opportunity ID: | 330754 | Opportunity Number: | ED-GRANTS-011321-001 | Opportunity Title: | Office of Postsecondary Education (OPE): Education Opportunity Centers (EOC) Program Assistance Listing Number 84.066A | Opportunity Category: | Discretionary | Opportunity Category Explanation: | Funding Instrument Type: | Grant | Category of Funding Activity: | Education | Category Explanation: | CFDA Number(s): | 84.066 | Eligible Applicants: | State governments | County governments | City or township governments | Special district governments | Public…

grants.gov (2021-01-22). DoD Breast Cancer, Breakthrough Award Level 3. grants.gov W81XWH-21-BCRP-BTA3 | Funding Opportunity ID: | 330756 | Opportunity Number: | W81XWH-21-BCRP-BTA3 | Opportunity Title: | DoD Breast Cancer, Breakthrough Award Level 3 | Opportunity Category: | Discretionary | Opportunity Category Explanation: | Funding Instrument Type: | Cooperative Agreement | Grant | Category of Funding Activity: | Science and Technology and other Research and Development | Category Explanation: | CFDA Number(s): | 12.420 | Eligible Applicants: | Unrestricted (i.e., open to any type of entity above), subject to any clarification in text field entitled "Addi…

grants.gov (2021-01-22). Development of Advanced Analytical Methods for the Characterization of Iron Carbohydrate Complex – Ferric Derisomaltose (U01) Clinical Trials Not Allowed. grants.gov RFA-FD-21-016 | Funding Opportunity ID: | 330774 | Opportunity Number: | RFA-FD-21-016 | Opportunity Title: | Development of Advanced Analytical Methods for the Characterization of Iron Carbohydrate Complex – Ferric Derisomaltose (U01) Clinical Trials Not Allowed | Opportunity Category: | Discretionary | Opportunity Category Explanation: | Funding Instrument Type: | Cooperative Agreement | Category of Funding Activity: | Consumer Protection | Food and Nutrition | Science and Technology and other Research and Development | Category Explanation: | CFDA Number(s): | 93.103 | Elig…

Don Fitz (2021-01-22). Do You Remember Cuba's Dedication to Angola? counterpunch.org Cuban blood left its stamp on the conscience of the world after the Angolan Wars of 1975-1988. Corporate politicians are united in their desire for us to ignore this reality. Fed up with foreign wars, Portuguese officers overthrew Prime Minister Marcello Caetano on April 25, 1974. Many former colonies had the opportunity to define their

Dr. Andrew Glikson (2021-01-22). The Fatal Consequences of High Atmospheric Methane Levels. globalresearch.ca It is hard to think of a more Orwellian expression than that describing the increase in toxic atmospheric methane gas as " Several of the large mass extinctions of species in the geological past are attributed to …

grants.gov (2021-01-22). FY 2021 Global Sports Mentoring Program. grants.gov SFOP0007530 | Funding Opportunity ID: | 330769 | Opportunity Number: | SFOP0007530 | Opportunity Title: | FY 2021 Global Sports Mentoring Program | Opportunity Category: | Discretionary | Opportunity Category Explanation: | Funding Instrument Type: | Cooperative Agreement | Category of Funding Activity: | Other (see text field entitled "Explanation of Other Category of Funding Activity" for clarification) | Category Explanation: | Please see full announcement. | CFDA Number(s): | 19.415 | Eligible Applicants: | Public and State controlled institutions of higher education | Nonpro…

Global Research News (2021-01-22). This Week's Most Popular Articles. globalresearch.ca

grants.gov (2021-01-22). Advocacy to Preserve Cultural Heritage in Africa. grants.gov SFOP0007534 | Funding Opportunity ID: | 330786 | Opportunity Number: | SFOP0007534 | Opportunity Title: | Advocacy to Preserve Cultural Heritage in Africa | Opportunity Category: | Discretionary | Opportunity Category Explanation: | Funding Instrument Type: | Grant | Category of Funding Activity: | Other (see text field entitled "Explanation of Other Category of Funding Activity" for clarification) | Category Explanation: | Democracy Fund/Human Rights Democracy Fund | CFDA Number(s): | 19.345 | Eligible Applicants: | Others (see text field entitled "Additional Information on Elig…

Graham Peebles (2021-01-22). The Rich The Poor and Climate Change. counterpunch.org Only the most deluded denier can now question that the global climate is dramatically changing, and that the chaos is man-made. Extreme weather events — wildfires, drought, intense heat, hurricanes — are becoming more frequent, the impact on ecosystems and biodiversity, populations and infrastructure devastating. Fueled by the industrialized nations and the lifestyles of the

grants.gov (2021-01-22). BJA FY 21 Upholding the Rule of Law and Preventing Wrongful Convictions Site Based and Training and Technical Assistance Program. grants.gov O-BJA-2021-60001 | Funding Opportunity ID: | 330784 | Opportunity Number: | O-BJA-2021-60001 | Opportunity Title: | BJA FY 21 Upholding the Rule of Law and Preventing Wrongful Convictions Site Based and Training and Technical Assistance Program | Opportunity Category: | Discretionary | Opportunity Category Explanation: | Funding Instrument Type: | Cooperative Agreement | Category of Funding Activity: | Affordable Care Act | Category Explanation: | CFDA Number(s): | 16.746 | Eligible Applicants: | State governments | City or township governments | Special district governments…

grants.gov (2021-01-22). Priority HIV/AIDS Research within the Mission of the NIDDK (R01 Clinical Trial Optional). grants.gov PAS-21-031 | Funding Opportunity ID: | 330783 | Opportunity Number: | PAS-21-031 | Opportunity Title: | Priority HIV/AIDS Research within the Mission of the NIDDK (R01 Clinical Trial Optional) | Opportunity Category: | Discretionary | Opportunity Category Explanation: | Funding Instrument Type: | Grant | Category of Funding Activity: | Food and Nutrition | Health | Category Explanation: | CFDA Number(s): | 93.847 | Eligible Applicants: | State governments | County governments | City or township governments | Special district governments | Independent school districts | Public…

Colin Todhunter (2021-01-22). Farmers' Protests Reflect Existential Crisis of Indian Agriculture. counterpunch.org With over 800 million people, rural India is arguably the most interesting and complex place on the planet but is plagued by farmer suicides, child malnourishment, growing unemployment, increased informalisation, indebtedness and an overall collapse of agriculture. Given that India is still an agrarian-based society, renowned journalist P Sainath says what is taking place can be described

grants.gov (2021-01-22). Cooperative Endangered Species Conservation Fund: Habitat Conservation Plan Land Acquisition Grants. grants.gov F21AS00170 | Funding Opportunity ID: | 330780 | Opportunity Number: | F21AS00170 | Opportunity Title: | Cooperative Endangered Species Conservation Fund: Habitat Conservation Plan Land Acquisition Grants | Opportunity Category: | Discretionary | Opportunity Category Explanation: | Funding Instrument Type: | Grant | Category of Funding Activity: | Natural Resources | Category Explanation: | CFDA Number(s): | 15.615 | Eligible Applicants: | State governments | Additional Information on Eligibility: | Only State agencies that have entered into a Cooperative Agreement pursuant…

Pepe Escobar (2021-01-22). The Making of US Empire at the Dawning of Its End. globalresearch.ca This article was originally published on As the Exceptional Empire gets ready to brave a destructive — and self-destructive — new cycle, with dire, unforeseen consequences bound to reverberate across the world, now more than ever it …

grants.gov (2021-01-22). DoD Breast Cancer, Breakthrough Award Levels 1 and 2. grants.gov W81XWH-21-BCRP-BTA12 | Funding Opportunity ID: | 330755 | Opportunity Number: | W81XWH-21-BCRP-BTA12 | Opportunity Title: | DoD Breast Cancer, Breakthrough Award Levels 1 and 2 | Opportunity Category: | Discretionary | Opportunity Category Explanation: | Funding Instrument Type: | Cooperative Agreement | Grant | Category of Funding Activity: | Science and Technology and other Research and Development | Category Explanation: | CFDA Number(s): | 12.420 | Eligible Applicants: | Unrestricted (i.e., open to any type of entity above), subject to any clarification in text field entit…

Tom Clifford (2021-01-22). US President Biden: How to Deal With China. globalresearch.ca The lexicon has changed. Words and phrases that seemed to define our world until quite recently now belong to a bygone era. Remember BRICs? The grouping of the next economic superpowers. Well, Brazil, Russia, India and China now resemble a …

grants.gov (2021-01-22). Next Generation Sequencing in Post Mortem Tissue from Patients with Parkinsons Disease (U01 Clinical Trial Not Allowed). grants.gov RFA-NS-21-017 | Funding Opportunity ID: | 330762 | Opportunity Number: | RFA-NS-21-017 | Opportunity Title: | Next Generation Sequencing in Post Mortem Tissue from Patients with Parkinsons Disease (U01 Clinical Trial Not Allowed) | Opportunity Category: | Discretionary | Opportunity Category Explanation: | Funding Instrument Type: | Cooperative Agreement | Category of Funding Activity: | Health | Category Explanation: | CFDA Number(s): | 93.853 | Eligible Applicants: | State governments | County governments | City or township governments | Special district governments | Indepe…

Rod Driver (2021-01-22). The Illusion of Democracy: Government by the Rich for the Even Richer. globalresearch.ca "Democracy has little meaning when big business rules the life of the country through its control of the means of production, exchange, transportation, and communication, reinforced by command of the press, press agents and other means of publicity and propaganda". …

grants.gov (2021-01-22). DoD Breast Cancer, Innovator Award. grants.gov W81XWH-21-BCRP-INNOV | Funding Opportunity ID: | 330758 | Opportunity Number: | W81XWH-21-BCRP-INNOV | Opportunity Title: | DoD Breast Cancer, Innovator Award | Opportunity Category: | Discretionary | Opportunity Category Explanation: | Funding Instrument Type: | Cooperative Agreement | Grant | Category of Funding Activity: | Science and Technology and other Research and Development | Category Explanation: | CFDA Number(s): | 12.420 | Eligible Applicants: | Unrestricted (i.e., open to any type of entity above), subject to any clarification in text field entitled "Additional In…

grants.gov (2021-01-22). Regulation of Brain Regional and Cell Type Specific Proteome Dynamics in Aging and Alzheimer's Disease (R01 Clinical Trial Not Allowed). grants.gov RFA-AG-21-033 | Funding Opportunity ID: | 330781 | Opportunity Number: | RFA-AG-21-033 | Opportunity Title: | Regulation of Brain Regional and Cell Type Specific Proteome Dynamics in Aging and Alzheimer's Disease (R01 Clinical Trial Not Allowed) | Opportunity Category: | Discretionary | Opportunity Category Explanation: | Funding Instrument Type: | Grant | Category of Funding Activity: | Health | Category Explanation: | CFDA Number(s): | 93.866 | Eligible Applicants: | State governments | County governments | City or township governments | Special district governments | Indepe…

grants.gov (2021-01-22). Development of a model selection method for population pharmacokinetics analysis by deep-learning based reinforcement learning (U01) Clinical Trials Not Allowed. grants.gov RFA-FD-21-027 | Funding Opportunity ID: | 330753 | Opportunity Number: | RFA-FD-21-027 | Opportunity Title: | Development of a model selection method for population pharmacokinetics analysis by deep-learning based reinforcement learning (U01) Clinical Trials Not Allowed | Opportunity Category: | Discretionary | Opportunity Category Explanation: | Funding Instrument Type: | Cooperative Agreement | Category of Funding Activity: | Consumer Protection | Food and Nutrition | Science and Technology and other Research and Development | Category Explanation: | CFDA Number(s): | 93.103…

John Hutchison (2021-01-22). How the Weather Was. counterpunch.org It began snowing the night before, and by the time Mike Mewshaw, Tom Trainum and I set out to crash John F. Kennedy's inaugural ball more than eight inches had fallen and the city was practically immobilized. At dawn, soldiers had had to use flamethrowers to clear the snow from Pennsylvania Avenue for the noontime

grants.gov (2021-01-22). BJA FY 21 Tribal Civil and Criminal Legal Assistance Program. grants.gov O-BJA-2021-51003 | Funding Opportunity ID: | 330760 | Opportunity Number: | O-BJA-2021-51003 | Opportunity Title: | BJA FY 21 Tribal Civil and Criminal Legal Assistance Program | Opportunity Category: | Discretionary | Opportunity Category Explanation: | Funding Instrument Type: | Grant | Category of Funding Activity: | Affordable Care Act | Category Explanation: | CFDA Number(s): | 16.815 | Eligible Applicants: | Nonprofits having a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education | Others (see text field entitled "Additional Information on Eligibili…

grants.gov (2021-01-22). Pilot and Feasibility Studies to Facilitate the Use of Diabetes Self-Management Education and Support to Improve Diabetes Care (R34 Clinical Trial Required). grants.gov RFA-DK-20-032 | Funding Opportunity ID: | 330761 | Opportunity Number: | RFA-DK-20-032 | Opportunity Title: | Pilot and Feasibility Studies to Facilitate the Use of Diabetes Self-Management Education and Support to Improve Diabetes Care (R34 Clinical Trial Required) | Opportunity Category: | Discretionary | Opportunity Category Explanation: | Funding Instrument Type: | Grant | Category of Funding Activity: | Food and Nutrition | Health | Category Explanation: | CFDA Number(s): | 93.847 | Eligible Applicants: | State governments | County governments | City or township governmen…

grants.gov (2021-01-22). BJA FY 21 Safeguarding Correctional Facilities and Public Safety by Addressing Contraband Cellphones Program. grants.gov O-BJA-2021-52001 | Funding Opportunity ID: | 330770 | Opportunity Number: | O-BJA-2021-52001 | Opportunity Title: | BJA FY 21 Safeguarding Correctional Facilities and Public Safety by Addressing Contraband Cellphones Program | Opportunity Category: | Discretionary | Opportunity Category Explanation: | Funding Instrument Type: | Grant | Category of Funding Activity: | Affordable Care Act | Category Explanation: | CFDA Number(s): | 16.844 | Eligible Applicants: | State governments | County governments | City or township governments | Native American tribal governments (Federally…

grants.gov (2021-01-22). DEFENSE CIVILIAN TRAINING CORPS. grants.gov FY2021-DCTC-FORECAST | Opportunity ID: | 329760 | Opportunity Number: | FY2021-DCTC-FORECAST | Opportunity Title: | DEFENSE CIVILIAN TRAINING CORPS | Opportunity Category: | Discretionary | Opportunity Category Explanation: | Funding Instrument Type: | Cooperative Agreement | Grant | Procurement Contract | Category of Funding Activity: | Education | Category Explanation: | CFDA Number(s): | 12.006 | Eligible Applicants: | Public and State controlled institutions of higher education | Private institutions of higher education | Additional Information on Eligibility: | A…

grants.gov (2021-01-22). FY 2021 Julia Taft Refugee Fund, U.S. Embassy Kinshasa. grants.gov AF-DRC-FY21-POL-01 | Funding Opportunity ID: | 330779 | Opportunity Number: | AF-DRC-FY21-POL-01 | Opportunity Title: | FY 2021 Julia Taft Refugee Fund, U.S. Embassy Kinshasa | Opportunity Category: | Discretionary | Opportunity Category Explanation: | Funding Instrument Type: | Grant | Category of Funding Activity: | Other (see text field entitled "Explanation of Other Category of Funding Activity" for clarification) | Category Explanation: | WASH, Social services, Income generating activities, Education, Health, Vocational training | CFDA Number(s): | 19.517 | Eligible Applican…

mgrochowski (2021-01-22). Cancel ALL Student Debt — 2021 YDSA Winter Conference Preview. dsausa.org This is a preview event for the 2021 YDSA Online Winter Conference. Learn more about the Winter Conference here: y.dsausa.org/2021wintercon/ Biden has the power to cancel ALL student debt with a stroke of his pen, but he won't do it without a movement to force his hand. Join us on Friday, February 5 at 8PM…

_____ (2021-01-21). What Biden Can Do Without Congress. popularresistance.org What if it could get done now? What if all (or many) of the largest problems within the United States could be solved now? What if the most exploited, the most troubled, the most chopped-up-masticated-and-drooled-out-by-the-American-machine populations could be helped right now? No Congress. No 10 years of "building up power" just to achieve a post-abuse pat on the head. None of that. Just fixing the problems now. Right now. Well, it actually is possible. | I think we can all agree that Congress is basically a pit filled with hungry crocodiles in the later stages of lead poisoning, each with a different degree of…

Editor (2021-01-21). The New Domestic War on Terror is Coming. scheerpost.com By Glenn Greenwald / Reposted with author permission from Substack 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 nearly twenty years ago. This trend shows no sign of receding as we move farther from the January 6 Capitol riot. |

_____ (2021-01-21). My Wish Is That You Win This Fight For Truth. popularresistance.org On 26 January, India's Republic Day, thousands of farmers and agricultural workers will drive their tractors and walk into the heart of the capital, New Delhi, to bring their fight to the doors of the government. For two months, these farmers and agricultural workers have been part of a nation-wide revolt against a government policy that seeks to deliver all the gains of their labour to the large corporate houses, whose profits have ballooned during this pandemic. Despite the cold weather and the pandemic, the farmers and agricultural workers have created a socialistic culture in their encampments with community…

Judith Deutsch (2021-01-21). Israel at the Current Global Juncture. socialistproject.ca How does Israel fit in with current global emergencies and unprecedented dangers, those being the worsening provision of food, water, shelter, and healthcare for the global population, the COVID-19 pandemic and warnings of worse to come, and climate-related calamities? Massive fatalities and immiseration are not inevitable, but the current human situation is shaped by forces …

Staff (2021-01-21). Cornel West and Maria Hinojosa Discuss Promise and Dangers of the Biden Admin. truthout.org We host a wide-ranging discussion of the historic inauguration of President Joe Biden and Kamala Harris — the first-ever woman, South Asian and Black vice president — how we got here, and what comes next, with award-winning journalist Maria Hinojosa and author and Harvard professor Cornel West. Hinojosa says she had "mixed emotions" watching the inauguration, her sense of hope tempered by memories of the Obama administration. "We all had these extraordinary expectations, and then th…

Staff (2021-01-21). "The Hill We Climb": Watch Breathtaking Poem by Amanda Gorman, Youngest Inaugural Poet in U.S. History. democracynow.org One of the most remarkable moments from Wednesday's inauguration ceremony came from poet Amanda Gorman, the youngest poet in U.S. history to speak at a presidential inauguration. The 22 year-old read "The Hill We Climb," a poem she finished right after the riot at the Capitol earlier this month. We feature her full recitation and get reaction from scholar Cornel West and award-winning journalist Maria Hinojosa.

Staff (2021-01-21). "The Work Continues": Cornel West & Maria Hinojosa on the Promise & Dangers of the Biden Admin. democracynow.org We host a wide-ranging discussion of the historic inauguration of President Joe Biden and Kamala Harris — the first-ever woman, South Asian and Black vice president — how we got here, and what comes next, with award-winning journalist Maria Hinojosa and author and Harvard professor Cornel West. Hinojosa says she had "mixed emotions" watching the inauguration, her sense of hope tempered by memories of the Obama administration. "We all had these extraordinary expectations, and then things didn't turn out that way," she says. "The work continues." West says that while getting Trump out of office was vita…

Noam Chomsky (2021-01-21). Chomsky and Prashad: Why neoliberal leaders who failed to protect their countries from COVID-19 must be investigated. peoplesdispatch.org Noam Chomsky and Vijay Prashad deem the inaction of neoliberal and far-right governments to contain the pandemic and thus save tens of thousands of lives, as criminal…

Dave Lindorff (2021-01-21). Enough with the Damn 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

Joe Glenton (2021-01-21). Peers launch a scathing attack on the government's War Crimes Immunity Bill. thecanary.co Peers in the House of Lords are giving the government's controversial war crimes immunity bill a rough ride, with one peer Another warned that it was among the worst pieces of legislation they had ever seen, while a third peer

Matt Kennard (2021-01-21). UK Mega Meddling — UK Sets Up Media Influencing Project in Venezuela Amid Secretive £750,000 'Democracy Promotion' Programme. globalresearch.ca The UK government has established a journalism project to 'influence' Venezuela's 'media agenda' while a Foreign Office-funded foundation is spending £750,000 on a secretive 'democracy-promotion' programme in the country, as Britain appears to deepen efforts to remove the Maduro government….

Andrew Korybko (2021-01-21). Only true unity can end America's uncivil war. thealtworld.com President Joe Biden made an emotional appeal during his inaugural address on Wednesday to end what he unforgettably described as America's ongoing uncivil war between red and blue, rural and urban, conservative and liberal. He very strongly condemned what he called the political extremism, white supremacy, and domestic terrorism threatening American unity today and preventing the country from coming together as one to defeat the once-in-a-century pandemic of COVID-19. The other crises it faces are attacks on democracy and truth, racism, the climate, inequality, and the U.S.' role in the world, but the uncivil…

Andrew Korybko (2021-01-21). Sweden Doesn't Need to Join NATO to be a Security Threat to Russia. globalresearch.ca 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 …

Kathy Kelly (2021-01-21). About Suffering: A Massacre of the Innocent in Yemen. globalresearch.ca In 1565, Pieter Bruegel the Elder

Stephen Lendman (2021-01-21). Shut Down Dissent. Going After the New "US Domestic Terrorists" globalresearch.ca Post-9/11, war on dissent in the US raged. | In 2010, the ACLU said "freedom is under fire in the US." | "There is a pall over our fire. (There are) attempts to squelch dissent." | "A chilling message has gone out across …

Prof. Joseph H. Chung (2021-01-21). Washington's 40-year North Korea Policy: Success or Failure? globalresearch.ca Washington's 40-year offensive policy of North Korean regime change has gone nowhere. | Bill Clinton created a chance of peace with North Korea in 1994 and he blew it. | George W. Bush accepted the 2005 agreement for peace, then, he threw …

Sapan Maini-Thompson (2021-01-21). Assange cannot be extradited, but free speech arguments dismissed — an extended look. ukhumanrightsblog.com In The Government of the United States v Julian Assange (2021), the District Judge sitting at Westminster Magistrates' Court discharged the American extradition request against the founder of WikiLeaks because there is a substantial risk that he would commit suicide. Given Julian Assange's political notoriety as an avowed whistle-blower, however, the judgment is significant for …

news.un (2021-01-21). Senior panel probing violations in Syria, examining new measures to safeguard humanitarians. news.un.org The UN chief announced on Thursday that he has set up an independent Senior Advisory Panel on strengthening the mechanism whereby humanitarian workers and sites are better protected from attack in Syria, according to a statement released by his spokesperson.

Alan MacLeod (2021-01-21). China tech ban mirrors 1980s attempts to destroy Japanese competition. mronline.org In the 1980s, the U.S. imposed a 100% tariff on virtually all Japanese electronics and forced Tokyo to sign a one-sided trade deal that reserved much of its domestic semiconductor sector for American companies.

Anand Naidoo (2021-01-21). The Heat: President Biden's Inauguration. america.cgtn.com The United States turns the page as Joe Biden becomes the country's 46th president. There was some of the usual pomp and ceremony, but there was something very different about Joe Biden's inauguration. Gone were the crowds — a casualty of both the pandemic and …

MEE staff (2021-01-21). HRW demands probe into French air strike in central Mali. middleeasteye.net HRW demands probe into French air strike in central Mali | Residents say about 20 civilians were killed when air strike targeted village during segregated wedding party | Thu, 01/21/2021 – 22: 51 | French military said fighter jet had struck jihadist group at location north of village, killing several dozen combatants (AFP) | Human Rights Watch (HRW) urged France and Mali to "promptly and impartially" investig…

The Canary (2021-01-21). Nearly nine million people borrowed more cash due to pandemic. thecanary.co Nearly nine million people in Great Britain had to borrow more money because of the coronavirus pandemic, new figures show.The Office for National Statistics (ONS) data, published on Thursday, showed that 17% of adults reported borrowing money in December 2020 compared to 11% at the end of June.It also showed that the proportion of people borrowing more than £1,000 had increased from 35% to 45% during the same period. | Nearly 9 million people had to borrow more money because of the T…

MEE staff (2021-01-21). Bahraini minister accuses Qatar of not taking 'initiative' to end dispute. middleeasteye.net Bahraini minister accuses Qatar of not taking 'initiative' to end dispute | Foreign Minister Abdullatif al-Zayani accuses Qatari authorities of not attempting to restore bilateral relations following agreement earlier this month to end Gulf crisis | Thu, 01/21/2021 – 21: 34 | Bahraini Foreign Minister Zayani's criticism comes on same day Saudi Arabia announces it will reopen its embassy in Doha 'in days' (AFP)…

MEE and agencies (2021-01-21). Tunisian groups say police arrested 1,000 people over six days of protests. middleeasteye.net Tunisian groups say police arrested 1,000 people over six days of protests | Rights groups said civilians who voiced support for protests on Facebook during the crackdown were also detained | Thu, 01/21/2021 – 14: 17 | Police used rubber bullets and water cannons against anti-government protests who hurled rocks and petrol bombs (AFP) | Tunisian security forces have arrested at least 1,000…

Ragip Soylu (2021-01-21). Refusal to retry Turkish MP triggers second ruling by high court. middleeasteye.net Refusal to retry Turkish MP triggers second ruling by high court | Lower courts continue to dismiss the rulings of higher courts in politically sensitive cases, such as the imprisonment of former MP Enis Berberoglu | Thu, 01/21/2021 – 10: 31 | Enis Berberoglu, a former MP from the main opposition Republican People's Party (CHP) leaves after taking his oath at the Turkish parliament in Ankara, Turkey, Oct…

Adlène Meddi (2021-01-21). France vows 'symbolic actions' but no apologies for colonisation of Algeria. middleeasteye.net France vows 'symbolic actions' but no apologies for colonisation of Algeria | While a new French report highlights moves to reconcile Paris and Algiers on 132 violent years of colonisation, some thorny issues remain | Thu, 01/21/2021 – 16: 15 | Algerians arrested during a French military operation on 21 April 1956, during the war of independence, in Algeria's Tablat and Bir Rabalou region (AFP)

Azhar Al-Rubaie (2021-01-21). Iraq: Deadly suicide attacks in central Baghdad market kills 32 people. middleeasteye.net Iraq: Deadly suicide attacks in central Baghdad market kills 32 people | Two bombers hit crowds in Tayaran Square, wounding 110, in rare attack on Iraqi capital | Thu, 01/21/2021 – 08: 37 | The twin suicide attack took place in Baghdad's Bab al-Sharqi area after security forces pursued the attackers (Reuters) | A twin suicide attack struck a popular crowded market in central Baghdad on Thursd…

Yasmina Allouche (2021-01-21). Mesut Ozil: How the politicised playmaker is already causing a stir in Turkey. middleeasteye.net Mesut Ozil: How the politicised playmaker is already causing a stir in Turkey | Fans and politicians alike have made Ozil's arrival "home" to join Fenerbahce a sporting and political spectacle | Thu, 01/21/2021 – 13: 32 | No stranger to controversy, the German playmaker has seen the last four years of his career marred by controversies for his actions and words off the pitch. (AFP) | "I ha…

MEE and agencies (2021-01-21). Covid-19: Dubai suspends non-essential surgery, entertainment after surge in cases. middleeasteye.net Covid-19: Dubai suspends non-essential surgery, entertainment after surge in cases | The increase in infections in the UAE came after the emirate relaxed its entry requirements to boost tourism and save its economy | Thu, 01/21/2021 – 10: 28 | Dubai plans to vaccinate at least 50 per cent of its population using China's SinoPharm vaccine (AFP) | Dubai has suspended all non-essential surger…

RT (2021-01-21). 'With lives at stake, politics must be forgotten': Sputnik V sponsor warns demonizing Russian vaccine distracts from saving people. rt.com Saving human lives amid the raging global pandemic is much more important than following political considerations, Kirill Dmitriev, CEO of the Russian Direct Investment Fund that sponsored Sputnik V vaccine development, told RT. | "We are strongly against the politicization of the vaccine," said Dmitriev, adding that when it comes to health and the very life of many people, "one should forget about politics or any attempts to 'contain' Russia." | In its international dealings related to Russia's pioneering Sputnik V Covid-19 vaccine, RDIF is simply guided by the principle of helping those in need and is ready…

RT (2021-01-21). France has become 'a nation of 66 million prosecutors,' says Macron, rejecting criticism of government's pandemic response. rt.com French President Emmanuel Macron has defended his government and its response to the Covid-19 pandemic, saying that he laments France's "incessant hunt for errors," adding that such criticism is counterproductive during a crisis. | Speaking on Thursday, Macron took a swipe at his critics, saying France had become "a nation of 66 million prosecutors" constantly on the lookout for mistakes and government failings during the pandemic. | "And I say this because what goes with French mistrust is also this kind of incessant hunt for error. That is to say, we have become a nation of 66 million prosecutors. It is not…

RT (2021-01-21). Lockdown extended in Portugal with schools to close for 15 days amid record spike in Covid-19 deaths. rt.com Portugal is to shut all schools and universities from Friday, its prime minister has said, as the more transmissible strain of Covid-19 first detected in the UK takes hold, putting the health service under enormous pressure. | Prime Minister Antonio Costa announced the new emergency measures in Lisbon on Thursday as coronavirus cases soared, pushing Portugal's national health system (SNS) to the verge of collapse. | Health officials announced a new record daily death toll for the country on Thursday, reporting 221 fatalities, along with a further 14,647 new cases — up from 10,455 the day before. To date,…

RT (2021-01-21). Politicians among 48 arrested in huge Italian bust on 'Ndrangheta mafia, hundreds of millions in cash seized. rt.com Anti-mafia police carried out sweeping early-morning raids against Italy's most powerful mafia, the 'Ndrangheta, on Thursday, arresting 48 people and placing the leader of a political party under investigation. | Officers from the Direzione Investigativa AntiMafia (DIA) immediately jailed 13 people, while 35 were placed under house arrest, with multiple politicians, low-level mob bosses and businessmen among those detained, according to local media. | The crackdown on the organized crime syndicate, based in Calabria, southern Italy, primarily targeted the economic arm of its operations, which prosecutors said…

RT (2021-01-21). In non-binding resolution, EU parliament calls for new anti-Russia sanctions that would stop Nord Stream 2 over Navalny's arrest. rt.com An EU parliament resolution, backed by 581 MEPs out of 675 present, directs members to ramp up sanctions against Russia to stop the Nord Stream 2 project "once and for all," linking it to opposition figure Alexey Navalny's arrest. | The EU member states should take "an active stance" on Navalny's 30-day arrest in Russia. This is according to a non-binding

RT (2021-01-21). In non-binding resolution, EU parliament calls for new anti-Russia sanctions in attempt to stop Nord Stream 2 over Navalny arrest. rt.com An EU parliament resolution, backed by 581 MEPs out of 675 present, has directed its member states to ramp up sanctions against Russia to stop the Nord Stream 2 project "once and for all," linking it to Alexey Navalny's arrest. | The EU member states should take "an active stance" on the opposition figure's 30-day arrest in Russia. This is according to a non-binding

RT (2021-01-21). UK partygoers to be fined up to £6,400 as government clamps down on Covid rule-breakers. rt.com In a bid to stem the ongoing spread of coronavirus, revellers will be slapped with £800 fines if they attend house parties with more than 15 people present during lockdown, UK Home Secretary Priti Patel announced on Thursday. | The fines will double for repeat offences, up to a maximum of £6,400, and the organisers of events will continue to be fined £10,000, as per the current restrictions, in what Patel called a "crackdown on those most serious cases of rule-breaking". | The home secretary was joined by the Chair of the National Police Chiefs' Council, Martin Hewitt, who said that, from lat…

RT (2021-01-21). 'Very high risk': ECDC urges tougher Covid-19 measures amid mutant strains from UK, Brazil, and South Africa. rt.com The Covid-19 strains from the UK, Brazil and South Africa pose a very high risk due to their increased transmissibility and must be stamped out with tougher health measures, the EU's infectious diseases agency has said. | The transmissibility of the three variants will likely push infection rates higher, leading to more hospitalizations and "death rates across all age groups," the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) said in a statement on Thursday. | "The overall risk associated with the introduction and community spread of variants of concern is therefore assessed as being high/very high…

Staff (2021-01-21). "Democracy Has Prevailed": Joe Biden Sworn In as President; Kamala Harris Becomes First Female VP. democracynow.org Joe Biden was sworn in as 46th president of the United States Wednesday, ending the Trump era with a call for national unity and urging Americans to come together during a period of turbulence. President Biden signed 17 executive orders in his first official act from the Oval Office, including on immigration, the pandemic and the climate crisis. Biden has promised more executive actions in the coming days. Vice President Kamala Harris swore in three new Democratic senators Wednesday afternoon, giving Democrats narrow control of the Senate and laying the groundwork for the administration's ambitious agenda. We pla…

Dave DeCamp (2021-01-21). Over 18,000 Pentagon Contractors Remain in Afghanistan. anti-empire.com While US troop numbers in Afghanistan are down to 2,500, a deep US presence According to a report released by the US military this week, there are over 18,000 contractors in Afghanistan. The numbers mean that the Pentagon employs about seven contractors for each US service member in Afghanistan. | At the height of President Obama's Afghanistan surge, there was about one contractor for each US soldier. As troop numbers decreased, the Pentagon increased reliance on contractors. | About 4,700 of the current contra…

Field Empty (2021-01-21). People Are Flocking to South Dakota. anti-empire.com South Dakota is dealing with A survey by United Van Lines this month

Schiff Gold (2021-01-21). European Central Bank Takes Bond Market Manipulation to the Next Level. anti-empire.com Peter Schiff According to

Suzanne Downing (2021-01-21). Class Warfare: Pupils in Anchorage Will Kneel in Front of Their Chairs, No Recess. anti-empire.com Some of the youngest students returning to classes today in Anchorage will enter a dystopian classroom world, where they must kneel for hours on end on the floor while masked, and have no recess or art or physical expression. | Pre-K—2, K—6, self-contained special needs programs, and the Whaley School are returning to in-person learning at Anchorage School District classes on Tuesday, Jan. 19. | Parents who viewed the classroom their students will be returning to expressed shock: All desks have been removed. Students will kneel on gardening pads and use chairs as their desks for 5.5 hours. | [Parents,…

Ethan Yang (2021-01-21). Study: Lockdowns Caused 15 Thousand Deaths of Despair Among US Men Aged 15 to 55. anti-empire.com It should be common knowledge by now that younger people are

Leonid Savin (2021-01-21). Are Israel And Palestine Headed Towards Yet Another Conflict? thealtworld.com In December 2020, there was a rise in tensions in the West Bank, including demonstrations and Reports indicate that it was

Rob Wallace (2021-01-21). Bidenfreude: COVID-19 in post-Trump U.S. mronline.org A jokester once characterized Yale University as a hedge fund with a campus attached to it. One might say something similar of the country in which Yale is based.

PCHR (2021-01-21). PCHR: Weekly Report on Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory. imemc.org The Palestinian Centre for Human Rights (PCHR) Weekly Report on Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory. Summary for January 14 — 20, 2021 Israeli occupation forces (IOF) continued to commit crimes and multi-layered violations against Palestinian civilians and their properties, including raids into Palestinian cities that are characterized with excessive use of …

Ted Kelly (2021-01-21). A united working class can defeat fascism. workers.org Excerpts taken from Jan. 14 webinar on "Workers Can Defeat Fascism & Racism" sponsored by Workers World Party. o view the entire panel discussion, go to www.youtube.com/watch?v=d9_NDIKT0vw Ted Kelly "At the moment that the 'normal' police and military resources of the bourgeois dictatorship, together with their parliamentary screens, no longer . . . |

IMEMC & Agencies (2021-01-21). Major Victory for BDS Movement in Spanish Court Ruling. imemc.org The Electronic Intifada Activists in Spain are celebrating a big legal win against Israel lobby efforts to punish support for Palestinian rights. Their victory also exposes a lie that European Union officials are spreading to discredit BDS — the boycott, divestment and sanctions movement. On 11 January a court in Valencia dismissed a criminal complaint …

Mumia Abu-Jamal (2021-01-21). The Trump mobs attack America. workers.org By Mumia Abu-Jamal Taken from a Jan. 7, 2021 audio column aired on prisonradio.org It was a sight that will be long remembered — hundreds, then thousands of men scaling the walls of the U.S. Capitol like soldiers on a web. Then ripping, tearing, shredding all they could touch, . . . |

Basav Sen (2021-01-21). Oil, gas, and coal behind far right and white supremacist politics. peoplesworld.org The year 2020 will be remembered in history for a deadly pandemic and a deep economic crisis that touched almost every country on earth. Hopes for a brighter 2021 were one of the few things most people could agree on. But just six days into the new year, these hopes were rudely shattered by images …

Mumia Abu-Jamal (2021-01-21). The Trump mobs attack America. workers.org Mumia Abu-Jamal By Mumia Abu-Jamal Taken from a Jan. 7, 2021 audio column aired on prisonradio.org It was a sight that will be long remembered — hundreds, then thousands of men scaling the walls of the U.S. Capitol like soldiers on a web. Then ripping, tearing, shredding all they could . . . |

Celine Hagbard (2021-01-21). Pregnant Palestinian Woman Miscarries After Inhaling Tear Gas Fired by Israeli Military. imemc.org A Palestinian woman who was seven months pregnant suffered a miscarriage last Thursday after Israeli forces repeatedly fired tear gas toward her home in Mughayir village, east of Ramallah, Areej Abu Alya, 37, was hospitalized for several days with severe bleeding following the firing of over a hundred tear gas canisters by the Israeli military in …

Satya Vatti (2021-01-21). Massive farmers' blockade shakes far right Indian government to the core. liberationnews.org Braving fierce police repression, tens of thousands of farmers in India are carrying out one of the largest sustained strikes the country has seen.

Robert Kellar QC (2021-01-21). "Wrongful Life" Revisited. ukhumanrightsblog.com In Evie Toombes v. Dr. Philip Mitchell [2020] EWHC 3506 the High Court has given renewed consideration to claims for, so called, "wrongful life". Can a disabled person ever claim damages on the basis that they would not have been born but for the defendant's negligence? The Court answered that question with a resounding "yes". …

Karen Conner (2021-01-21). CEPR News: Guide to Federal Budget Activism for Advocates, Decision-Makers, Public. cepr.net Trump should be removed from office ASAP CEPR News for January 14, 2021 To get the CEPR News email bimonthly, please sign up here. Want a Better Budget? Send Money, Now! The Biden administration will need to activate every tool in the shed to deal with the urgent needs of a country suffering from a …

Jordan Elgrably (2021-01-21). Forgetting in the land of poets and bones: Spain's 'Desmemoria'. peoplesworld.org I've long wondered what might have been the final thoughts of Federico García Lorca in the moments before Franco's mercenaries murdered him in his pajamas, in cold blood. No poet characterizes 20th-century Spain for me more than Lorca, who lost his life near the start of that country's civil war in 1936. Did he perhaps …

Judy Greenspan (2021-01-21). WW Commentary: The criminal injustice system is a bipartisan effort. workers.org Family members and prisoners' rights advocates gather outside the Contra Costa County Jail in Martinez to demand release of a prisoner suffering from medical neglect during the COVID pandemic. On Jan. 15 at the death row prison in Terre Haute, Ind., with less than a week to go of Donald . . . |

The Conversation (2021-01-21). With Yellen at Treasury, Can we Finally get a Progressive Carbon Tax? juancole.com By Rachel Kyte | — Janet Yellen is poised to be the next U.S. Treasury secretary, and her inbox will require every ounce of her vast experience to pilot the economy through a daunting confluence of challenges. How the U.S. manages the economic recovery from COVID-19, the financial risks from climate change and inequality together …

IMEMC News (2021-01-21). Israeli Soldiers Abduct Fifteen Palestinians In West Bank. imemc.org Israeli soldiers abducted, on Thursday at dawn, fifteen Palestinians from their homes, in several parts of the occupied West Bank, the Palestinian Prisoners' Society (PPS) has reported. The PPS office in Jericho, in northeastern West Bank, said the soldiers invaded and searched many homes in Aqabat Jaber refugee camp, southwest of the Jericho city, before …

Martha Grevatt (2021-01-21). Flint water scandal charges: Slap on the wrist for ex-governor. workers.org Activists demand justice for Flint, 2016. In April 2014 the city of Flint, Mich., made the fatal decision to switch its water supply from Detroit Water and Sewerage Department to the heavily contaminated Flint River. Flint residents have waited almost seven years for the responsible parties — in particular former . . . |

Judy Greenspan (2021-01-21). The criminal injustice system is a bipartisan effort. workers.org Family members and prisoners' rights advocates gather outside the Contra Costa County Jail in Martinez to demand the release of a prisoner suffering from medical neglect during the COVID pandemic. On Jan. 15 at the death row prison in Terre Haute, Ind., with less than a week to go of . . . |

Mirinda Crissman (2021-01-21). Diet discrimination in prisons, jails, and detention centers. workers.org The interlocking systems of prisons, jails and detention centers were built up by descendants of those made rich from colonial conquest of this continent. The prison-industrial complex continues to benefit this very class of people every day by its existence. As the Prisoners Solidarity Committee of Workers World Party stated . . . |

Jonah Raskin (2021-01-21). Mob v. Crowd: the Mass Psychology of Madness. counterpunch.org Mobs are unruly. They usually don't have leaders and leadership. Crowds, on the other hand, are disciplined. They have spokesmen and women, structure and discipline Those aren't iron clad definitions, but they provide a useful framework to talk about the upheaval that took place at the Capitol on January 6, 2021. As more and more information surfaces, it becomes clearer and clearer that a crowd, not a mob, attacked what is called "The People's House." A crowd is more dangerous than a mob.

Ted Kelly (2021-01-21). A united working class can defeat fascism. workers.org Excerpts taken from Jan. 14 webinar on "Workers Can Defeat Fascism & Racism" sponsored by Workers World Party. To view the entire panel discussion, go to www.youtube.com/watch?v=d9_NDIKT0vw Ted Kelly "At the moment that the 'normal' police and military resources of the bourgeois dictatorship, together with their parliamentary screens, no longer . . . |

Ali Salam (2021-01-21). Palestinian Prisoner Dies After 14 Years in Israeli Jail. imemc.org The Palestinian Prisoners' Society, and the Prisoners and Executives Affairs Authority in a joint statement, on Wednesday, announced the death of a Palestinian political prisoner Maher Thieb Sa'sa, 45, in an Israeli jail. Sa'sa died Wednesday in Rimonim Israeli prison, after spending years incarcerated and suffering from chronic illnesses, however no clear cause of death …

Danny Haiphong (2021-01-21). Casualties of the Old Cold War should inform opposition to U.S.' New Cold War against China. mronline.org The U.S. share of the global economy has shrunk dramatically since 1960. On the other hand, China is on pace to surpass the U.S. in GOP terms in 2030.

Mirinda Crissman (2021-01-21). WW commentary: Diet discrimination in prisons, jails, and detention centers. workers.org Imam Siddiqui Abdullah Hasan, on death row in Ohio, was falsely convicted of the murder of a guard during the 1993 Lucasville prison rebellion. The rebellion started after Muslim prisoners objected to being forced to take a tuberculosis test containing alcohol, in violation of their religious practice. The interlocking systems . . . |

Hannah Dickinson (2021-01-21). 140,000 jobs lost in December — all women. liberationnews.org Originally posted on Breaking the Chains. Working-class and oppressed women are bearing the brunt of the combined COVID and economic crises in the United States. December's jobs numbers produced shocking headlines throughout the mainstream media. CNN's headline read: "The US economy lost 140,000 jobs in December. All of them were held by women." A separate …

IMEMC News (2021-01-21). Soldiers Abduct Two Palestinians In Jerusalem. imemc.org Israeli soldiers abducted, on Wednesday evening, two Palestinians in the al-'Isawiya town, and in front of the al-Makassed hospital, in occupied Jerusalem. Media sources said the soldiers abducted Mohammad Nayef Obeid, 32, from his home in al-'Isawiya, after the army invaded the property and searched it. They added that Obeid's abduction came only one day …

news.un (2021-01-21). Fauci announces US intention to resume major role in global health. news.un.org The United States' top medical official said on Thursday that the US will now join the World Health Organization's global initiative to help poorer nations overcome COVID-19, in addition to a raft of new measures in support of access to universal healthcare, such as abortion services.

_____ (2021-01-21). Lord Ashcroft — Tory donors outsourcing firm lands £350m vaccination contract. truepublica.org.uk By Peter Geoghegan and Russel Scott: A healthcare company ultimately controlled by a leading Tory donor and former party chairman, Lord Ashcroft, has received a £350m contract as part of the government's COVID-19 vaccination roll-out, openDemocracy has learned. Last month the Department of Health and Social Care gave the lucrative contract to Medacs Healthcare plc. In recent …

Nick Cunningham (2021-01-21). Keystone XL pipeline canceled. Here's what it means for the future fight against fossil fuels. nationofchange.org "Rescinding KXL's permit is a promising early signal that the new administration is listening to our concerns and will take issues of climate and Indigenous justice seriously. We have to insist that it not stop there."

Andrew Emett (2021-01-21). Former US Marine charged with assaulting police officers during Capitol riots. nationofchange.org "What are we supposed to do? Supreme Court's not helping us. No one's helping us. Only us can help us. Only we can do it."

Eugene E Ruyle (2021-01-21). Sunday 1/24: The US Capitol Building Riot and Its Blowback: Scarier than QAnon? indybay.org ZOOM meeting, Log-in info at ICSSMARX.ORG

Eugene E Ruyle (2021-01-21). Sunday 1/31: Master of Space: Corporate plans for the militarization & privatization of space. indybay.org ZOOM Meeting, Long-in info at ICSSMARX.ORG

WSWS (2021-01-21). A politically motivated smear: Canada's Globe and Mail blames "Marxists" for discredited racialist 1619 Project. wsws.org In an act of political censorship, Canada's "newspaper of record" has refused to publish a letter from WSWS Chairman David North answering its smear.

Whitney Webb (2021-01-21). Another Mega Group Spy Scandal? Samanage, Sabotage, and the SolarWinds Hack. thelastamericanvagabond.com The devastating hack on SolarWinds was quickly pinned on Russia by US intelligence. A more likely culprit, Samanage, a company whose software was integrated into SolarWinds' software just as the "back door" was inserted, is deeply tied to Israeli intelligence and intelligence-linked families such as the Maxwells. In mid-December of 2020, a massive hack compromised

Tracy Keeling (2021-01-21). Dozens of experts call on Longleat to give the 'UK's loneliest elephant' her last chance for companionship. thecanary.co Dozens of experts have thrown their weight behind calls for giving the ' Anne, who currently resides at Longleat Safari and Adventure Park, hasn't seen another elephant for 19 years. A French sanctuary has

The Canary (2021-01-21). Quarter of doctors seek mental health support during pandemic. thecanary.co More than one in four medics have sought mental health support during the Covid-19 pandemic, leading doctors have said. | The Royal College of Physicians (RCP) said that it was "extremely concerned" about the mental health of frontline doctors. | A new poll by the college of its members found 19% said they have sought informal mental health support during the pandemic, while 10% said they had sought formal support. | The RCP said that medics have been working for almost a year under extremely challenging circumstances. | Almost two thirds (64%) of the 1,890 doctors who responded to the RCP poll said they were tir…

Staff (2021-01-21). Headlines for January 21, 2021. democracynow.org Joe Biden Sworn In as 46th President of the United States, Ending Trump Era, Kamala Harris Sworn In as Vice President, Setting Several Historic Firsts, Biden Signs Executive Orders on Environment, Immigration, Civil Rights, Economy & Pandemic, Biden Unveils Pandemic Strategy as U.S. COVID-19 Deaths Near Record High, VP Harris Swears In Three Senators, Giving Democrats Narrow Control of Senate, Senate Confirms Avril Haines as Director of National Intelligence, House to Vote on Waiver Paving Path for Retired General Lloyd Austin to Lead Pentagon, President Biden Fires Union-Busting Lawyer Who Refused to Resign from…

WSWS (2021-01-21). New York City workers demand action to defend Hunts Point strikers. wsws.org Teachers, transit and other workers in New York City denounced Tuesday's police attack on striking warehouse workers and are calling for unified action to fight the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic and poverty wages.

WSWS (2021-01-21). As COVID-19 resurges, Chinese workers hit by pay and job cuts. wsws.org As well as being placed on the front line of the pandemic, workers are facing an offensive against their working conditions.

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…

WSWS (2021-01-21). World Bank exposes economic and social impact of coronavirus in South Asia. wsws.org South Asian governments have responded to the pandemic by pumping money into big businesses and imposing the burden on the working masses.

WSWS (2021-01-21). The science of the pandemic supports teachers' concerns over the dangers of school reopening, Part two. wsws.org Science validates teachers' concerns that in-person education during the pandemic is a dangerous proposition. This article reviews some of the more recent scientific findings.

WSWS (2021-01-21). Tennessee educators and parents call for fully funded remote learning to contain the pandemic. wsws.org In opposition to Governor Bill Lee's scheme to pressure schools to reopen, we call for the immediate closure of all schools and for the provision of ample resources to provide high quality remote learning to all students.

John Rubino (2021-01-21). Why Hardly Anyone Trusts the Virus Experts. globalresearch.ca Early in the pandemic, "trust the science!" could actually be used in a debate without attracting derisive laughter. But as the flip-flops, mistakes and, yes, lies have accumulated, a consensus seems to be forming that the health care authorities are …

WSWS (2021-01-21). Doctors locked out of hospital in Houston, Texas over rent dispute, forced to treat patients in parking lot. wsws.org The sudden closure Monday of the Heights Hospital follows 21 hospital closures in 2020 across the United States, many of which were thrust into acute financial crisis by the COVID-19 pandemic.

sputniknews (2021-01-21). Party-Pooper Priti: UK Home Secretary Slaps Big Fines on COVID-19 Lockdown Ravers. sputniknews.com Police forces across the UK have been breaking up underground raves and banned house parties during the current third national lockdown — some of which attracted hundreds of party-goers. Home Secretary Priti Patel said the government would not tolerate those who put others at risk.

The Canary (2021-01-21). Covid-19 infections 'may have risen' at start of current lockdown. thecanary.co Experts tracking the spread of Covid-19 in England say infections may have gone up at the beginning of the current lockdown. | Professor Paul Elliot, who is leading the React study at Imperial College London, suggested the current measures may not be strict enough to see a drop in infections and the reproductive rate — the R. | The study on 143,000 people, who were randomly selected, looked at the prevalence of coronavirus including in people without symptoms. | Infections from January 6 to 15 were 50% higher than in early December, the study found. | Elliott told BBC Radio 4's Today programme the current R…

imperial.ac.uk (2021-01-21). Vaccines may not signal immediate end to epidemic, researchers say. imperial.ac.uk The vaccine rollout may not signal an immediate end to the Covid-19 epidemic, according to latest modeling from Imperial's Covid-19 Response Team.

news.un (2021-01-21). COVID 'vaccine hoarding' putting Africa at risk: WHO. news.un.org Africa is in danger of being left behind in the rollout of COVID-19 vaccines as countries in other regions strike bilateral deals, thus driving up prices, the World Health Organization (WHO) warned on Thursday.

Dr. Joseph Mercola (2021-01-21). Fauci Now Says COVID-19 Vaccine May Become Mandatory. globalresearch.ca Will the COVID-19 vaccine become mandatory? That's a question many are asking these days and, by the looks of it, the answer may well be yes — although as I'll explain later, I suspect the harms of the vaccine will …

Ryan Cristián (2021-01-21). The COVID Illusion, An 'Unauthorized Human Experiment' & The MAGA Straw-Man. thelastamericanvagabond.com Welcome to The Daily Wrap Up, a concise show dedicated to bringing you the most relevant independent news, as we see it, from the last 24 hours (1/20/21). As always, take the information discussed in the video below and research it for yourself, and come to your own conclusions. Anyone telling you what the truth

WSWS (2021-01-21). Oregon faces legal challenges after establishing blacks-only COVID-19 relief fund. wsws.org The Oregon Cares Fund revived criteria similar to the racist "one drop" rule to determine eligibility to receive financial aid.

Dr. Pascal Sacré (2021-01-21). The COVID-19 RT-PCR Test: How to Mislead All Humanity. Using a "Test" To Lock Down Society. globalresearch.ca The misuse of the RT-PCR technique is used as an intentional strategy by some governments, supported by scientific safety councils and by the dominant media, to justify the violation of a large number of constitutional rights, the destruction of the economy with the bankruptcy of entire active sectors of society,…

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What Biden Can Do Without Congress (But Won't)
Lee Camp | counterpunch.org | 2021-01-22
What if it could get done now? What if all (or many) of the largest problems within the United States could be solved now? What if the most exploited, the most troubled, the most chopped-up-masticated-and-drooled-out-by-the-American-machine populations could be helped right now? No Congress. No 10 years of "building up power" just to achieve a post-abuse…
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You Counter Trumpism By Ending The Conditions Which Created It, Not With Authoritarian Policies
Caitlin Johnstone | thealtworld.com | 2021-01-22
The US political/media class have been pushing hard for more authoritarian policies to stave off the threat of "domestic terrorism" in the wake of the Capitol riot. President Biden, who was already working on rolling out new domestic terror policies well before January sixth, confirmed after the riot that he is making these new measures a priority.
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GOP Nightmare of Senate Budget Chair Bernie Sanders About to Come True
Jon Queally | zcomm.org | 2021-01-22
"When Republicans controlled the Senate they used the reconciliation process to provide huge tax breaks for the rich and large corporations. We're going to use reconciliation to protect working families, the sick and the poor."
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Mob v. Crowd: the Mass Psychology of Madness
Jonah Raskin | zcomm.org | 2021-01-22
The fact that the inauguration has had to take place in a city protected by men with guns seems to prove the right wing point that we live in a police state…
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CNN Dishonestly Claims That The West Is Victimized By Chinese Anti-Vaxx Disinfo
oneworld.press | 2021-01-22
The Global Times is doing a global service by raising awareness about fatal medical incidents associated with foreign vaccines which many in the West might not have been aware of until they read those articles. Although Griffiths proves that the deaths in question "were reported on by CNN, among numerous US media outlets", those platforms don't have an exclusive monopoly on reporting and shouldn't claim that their Chinese counterparts reporting on the same is akin to "disinformation".
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CNN Dishonestly Claims That The West Is Victimized By Chinese Anti-Vaxx Disinfo
oneworld.press | 2021-01-22
The Global Times is doing a global service by raising awareness about fatal medical incidents associated with foreign vaccines which many in the West might not have been aware of until they read those articles. Although Griffiths proves that the deaths in question "were reported on by CNN, among numerous US media outlets", those platforms don't have an exclusive monopoly on reporting and shouldn't claim that their Chinese counterparts reporting on the same is akin to "disinformation".
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Trump Crazy and Intellectual Crazy
Dean Baker | counterpunch.org | 2021-01-22
It's hard not to be appalled and scared by the reality denial of Donald Trump's followers. Their willingness to insist an election was stolen, with no evidence whatsoever, is difficult to understand for those of us who like to think that people respond to facts and logic. I don't have any easy answers to get…
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Can US Workers Be Dismissed for Refusing to Be Vaxxed?
Stephen Lendman | globalresearch.ca | 2021-01-22
According to Law Professor Dorit Reiss: | "Requiring a vaccine is a health and safety work rule, and employers can" fire noncompliant staff. | Attorney David Betras explained that "workplace vaccination requirements aren't new, and they passed constitutional muster long ago," …
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Wisconsin Nursing Home Staff Laid Off for Declining COVID-19 Vaccine
Sarah Volpenhein | anti-empire.com | 2021-01-22
Employees at a Janesville nursing home risk losing their job if they do not take the COVID-19 vaccine, a policy that has caused outrage among many staff members. | Officials at Rock Haven, a Rock County-owned facility, issued a memo in December telling employees that the vaccine was "a requirement for all staff" and that employees who failed to get the vaccine would be laid off. A copy of the memo was obtained by the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel through an open records request. | According to the memo, a laid-off employee will not be eligible to return to work until they complete the two-dose vaccine regimen. | Roc…
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Why is Thanathorn Complaining about Affordable Medicine?
Anthony Cartalucci | thealtworld.com | 2021-01-22
US-backed opposition leader and billionaire Thanathorn has attacked the Thai government's response to COVID-19 and its hesitation to rush into a vaccine campaign.
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Sunk before Service: Australia's Disastrous Submarine Project
Binoy Kampmark | dissidentvoice.org | 2021-01-22
One only gets into the submarine procurement business to spite government treasurers and economic managers. Efficiency and effectuality are bonus additions, but hardly necessary. Witness the evolving disaster that is Australia's SEA 1000 Future Submarine program, won by France's DCNS, now Naval Group, in 2016. From the start, this seemed an audaciously peculiar choice. Australia …
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How Capitalism's Dogged Defenders and Propagandists Defend It From Criticism
Richard D. Wolff | counterpunch.org | 2021-01-22
The more victims and critics of capitalism coalesce and thereby strengthen one another, the more that economic system is questioned and challenged. That in turn provokes capitalism's defenders. They increasingly resort to attaching qualifying adjectives to capitalism and deflecting criticisms onto them. They say that the capitalism they support is a particular kind of capitalism. Their support depends on whether or not certain adjectives are attached to capitalism.
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Fearing the Palestinian Narrative: Why Israel Banned 'Jenin Jenin'
Ramzy Baroud | counterpunch.org | 2021-01-22
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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Boris Johnson Has Done Modi a Favour
M. K. Bhadrakumar | asia-pacificresearch.com | 2021-01-22
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Round Up the Usual Suspects; Don't Forget Putin
Ray McGovern | globalresearch.ca | 2021-01-22
Interviewed by Mrs. Clinton Monday, Speaker Nancy Pelosi eagerly rose to the bait when Clinton spoke of "her concerns that the outgoing commander-in-chief was compromised by the Kremlin". Setting the stage, Clinton expressed the hope that "we'll find out who …
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Venezuelan VP Delcy Rodriguez details new measures to break the US blockade
Max Blumenthal | thegrayzone.com | 2021-01-22
In a wide-ranging interview with The Grayzone's Max Blumenthal, Venezuelan Vice President Delcy Rodriguez details her government's new Anti-Blockade Law and explains how it counteracts the impact of the US economic war imposed on her country VP Rodriguez also answered left-wing criticism of the Anti-Blockade Law and discussed her family's history of leftist activism dating back to Venezuela's dirty war, when her father was disappeared by the old neoliberal regime. She placed the ongoing attacks by the US-backed right-wing opposition …
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Biden's Mask-Wearing Mandate
Stephen Lendman | globalresearch.ca | 2021-01-22
Biden and his press agent media won't explain what's vital for everyone to know. | On his first day in office as selected, not elected, president, he signed a blizzard of executive orders. | Among them was mandatory wearing of face masks …
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Pivot to Asia: China Tech Ban Mirrors 1980s Attempts to Destroy Japanese Competition
Alan MacLeod | globalresearch.ca | 2021-01-22
In the 1980s, the US imposed a 100% tariff on virtually all Japanese electronics and forced Tokyo to sign a one-sided trade deal that reserved much of its domestic semiconductor sector for American companies. | *** | With just days left in …
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The Lies that Bind
John Clamp | counterpunch.org | 2021-01-22
'It was not as though there was a Palestinian people in Palestine considering itself as a Palestinian people and we came and threw them out and took their country away from them. They did not exist.' -Israeli prime minister Golda Meir, speaking in the UK in 1969 'One nation solemnly promised to a second nation…
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Why Neoliberal Leaders Who Failed to Protect Their Countries From COVID-19 Must Be Investigated
Noam Chomsky — Vijay Prashad | counterpunch.org | 2021-01-22
Warnings that the oxygen supply was running out in the city of Manaus, Brazil, came to local and federal government officials a week before the calamity led to the deaths by asphyxiation of patients afflicted with COVID-19. No modern state–such as Brazil–should have to admit that it did nothing when these warnings came in and simply allowed its own citizens to die for no reason.
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From Standing Rock and J20 to the US Capitol: Who gets treated like the enemy?
Staff | therealnews.com | 2021-01-22
When police roll out the red carpet for far-right insurgents and reserve tear gas and rubber bullets for Black, Indigenous, and social justice protestors, what is to be done?
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Metalworkers carry out wildcat strike in Matamoros, Mexico, for higher wages
wsws.org | 2021-01-22
The workers at a maquiladora factory owned by the Texas-based multinational Cypress Industries struck to demand a 15 percent wage increase, following wildcat strikes by workers in the city last April against unsafe conditions caused by the pandemic.
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COVID vs. World War II
Manuel García, Jr. | counterpunch.org | 2021-01-22
The Trump Administration's response to the COVID-19 pandemic was a murderous crime committed against the American people. [1] The perpetrators of that crime should be prosecuted for it. Let us compare the sacrifices in lives paid by the American people during WWII, and during YEAR ONE of COVID-19. WWII (for the U.S.A.): 7 December 1941…
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Metalworkers carry out wildcat strike in Matamoros, Mexico, for higher wages
wsws.org | 2021-01-22
The workers at a maquiladora factory owned by the Texas-based multinational Cypress Industries struck to demand a 15 percent wage increase, following wildcat strikes by workers in the city last April against unsafe conditions caused by the pandemic.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2021/01/22/mexi…

US Backs Al-Qaeda in Yemen while Dubbing Its Houthi Enemies 'Terrorists'
Ben Norton | globalresearch.ca | 2021-01-22
The US State Department designated Yemen's Houthi movement — the most effective force in fighting al-Qaeda — as a "terrorist" organization. Meanwhile Washington and Saudi Arabia have supported al-Qaeda. | *** | The United States government has designated the main enemy of …
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SF Bay View Editor Has Cell Phone Seized & Google Fires Black Scientist Dr. Timnit Gebru
WorkWeek | indybay.org | 2021-01-22
WorkWeek covers the effort to stop SF Bay View Editor Malik Washington from doing his work. The for profit halfway house run by the Geo Group ordered that his cell phone be seized to stop him from doing his work after the facility in the Terderloin was exposed for having a Covid outbreak. We interview his lawyer Richard Tan. | Also WorkWeek looks at the firing of Google top AI scientist Dr. Timnit Gebru. WorkWeek looks at the reason she was fired.
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Britain — The political future looks grim
graham | truepublica.org.uk | 2021-01-22
Brexit and Covid have done bad things to our country. The former was a deliberate stoking of built-up anger against a politically and economically flawed system. The latter has bagged a world-beating record — of killing more people per million than any country on earth. Contrary to many commentators, that the Brexit debate is over, …
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Imperial scientists conduct COVID-19 testing on London's transport network
imperial.ac.uk | 2021-01-22
Researchers from Imperial are working with Transport for London to regularly test the city's transport network for the virus which causes COVID-19.
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WHO Finally Admits COVID-19 PCR Test Has a 'Problem'
Dr. Joseph Mercola | globalresearch.ca | 2021-01-22
In an "inauguration" of its own while Joe Biden was being sworn into office, the World Health Organization (WHO) initiated new rules regarding the PCR assays used for testing for COVID-19. | Even though they've been widely used across the U.S. …
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Happy economic numbers hide widening inequality and growing poverty
Pip Hinman | greenleft.org.au | 2021-01-22
Federal Treasurer Josh Frydenberg is very upbeat about the economy, despite an official unemployment rate of 6.6% and a growing wealth divide. Peter Boyle investigates.
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America Installs a Pope
Matthew Stevenson | counterpunch.org | 2021-01-22
Can someone explain to me why, when a mob carrying spears and wearing Davy Crockett hats breaks into the Capitol, "our democracy is under assault" by insurrectionists and seditionists, while when another group takes over the Capitol with the likes of A-Rod and Bill Clinton, and lines the streets of Washington with storm troops, our democracy has suddenly been "restored"?
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Wednesday 1/27: The Equal Rights Amendment & the Disability Community Town Hall
FFWEEC | indybay.org | 2021-01-22
Online panel discussion…
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Friday Deadline: Defend Oakland's Pesticide Ban!
Isis Feral | indybay.org | 2021-01-22
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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30 Kinds Of Hunting, Fishing Deaths and Injuries
Knowledge Protects | indybay.org | 2021-01-22
Accidents and diseases resulting from killing animals, birds, fishes…
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Thursday 1/21: SF BayView Editor Malik Washington Journalist Rights & Google Firing Of Dr. Timnit Gebru
WorkWeeek | indybay.org | 2021-01-22
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Thursday 2/4: "Mother Jones" in Conversation w/ Rev. William Barber, Sharrelle Barber & Rebekah Barber
Mother Jones | indybay.org | 2021-01-22
Online event; open to the community…
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BBC Propaganda Targets Thailand (Again)
Anthony Cartalucci | thealtworld.com | 2021-01-22
The BBC — British state propaganda which has played a key role in selling wars that have destroyed nations around the globe, ending the lives of hundreds of thousands of people and ruining the lives of millions more — has its sights set on Thailand. | I explain why what the BBC left out of its deceitful narrative regarding Thailand's ongoing protests is much more important than anything it included in it. | The BBC glaringly omits any discussion about who is funding and backing the protests and why. A convenient omission the BBC also made when covering US-funded mobs in Hong Kong. | References: | BB…
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L'Onu proibisce le armi nucleari e l'Italia che fa?
Manlio Dinucci | globalresearch.ca | 2021-01-22
Entra in vigore il Trattato Onu che proibisce le armi nucleari, ma la Nato proibisce all'Italia di aderirvi. Il governo non vede, non sente e non parla. Restano cosਠin Italia, paese "non-nucleare", le vecchie bombe nucleari Usa tra poco …
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A ONU proíbe as armas nucleares e a Itália, o que é que faz?
Manlio Dinucci | globalresearch.ca | 2021-01-22
Hoje, 22 de Janeiro de 2021, é o dia que pode ficar na História como o ponto de viragem para livrar a Humanidade daquelas armas que, pela primeira vez, têm a capacidade de fazer desaparecer a espécie humana e quase …
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'I Never Thought I'd Live to See This Day': The Beginning of the End for Nuclear Weapons
Rev. John Dear | commondreams.org | 2021-01-22
Few antiwar activists ever thought they'd see nuclear weapons banned, but thanks to dedicated organizing, a historic UN treaty goes into effect today. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
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Re-entering the Paris Climate Agreement Is Just Step One to Address the Climate Emergency: Frontline Women Must Lead the Way
Osprey Orielle Lake, Katherine Quaid | commondreams.org | 2021-01-22
Global people's movements and women leaders have been organizing for decades for climate justice, and community-led solutions. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
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We Need To Stop The Fossil Fuel Industry's PR Machine
Jamie Henn | commondreams.org | 2021-01-22
Our theory of change is simple: if we can get the world's largest and most powerful PR and Ad agencies to stop working for the fossil fuel industry, we'll dramatically weaken the industry's ability to pollute the public debate and block climate action. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
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Capitol riot participant threatened to kill his own children if they turned him in
Meaghan Ellis | zcomm.org | 2021-01-22
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Argentina's long history of struggle for legal abortion
Virginia Tognola | zcomm.org | 2021-01-22
After many years of campaigning, Argentina's feminist movements booked a historic victory at the end of 2020 when abortion was finally legalized…
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Baghdad suicide bombing: Islamic State claim responsibility for deadly attack in Iraq
MEE and agencies | middleeasteye.net | 2021-01-22
Baghdad suicide bombing: Islamic State claim responsibility for deadly attack in Iraq | At least 32 people killed and 110 wounded after two men blew themselves up in a crowded market in the Iraqi capital | MEE and agencies | Fri, 01/22/2021 – 09: 46 | An injured man receives visitors at a hospital following the twin suicide bombing in the bustling commercial street in the heart of Baghdad (AFP) | Islamic Sta…
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The Capitol Rioters Must Face Consequences
Kali Holloway | thenation.com | 2021-01-22
The Capitol Rioters Must Face Consequences…
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How Georgia Went Blue
Joan Walsh | thenation.com | 2021-01-22
How Georgia Went Blue…
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The Ignominious Deceits of Congressman Cawthorn
Sara Luterman | thenation.com | 2021-01-22
The Ignominious Deceits of Congressman Cawthorn…
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Levels of obesity could rise if effective actions are not taken in childhood
imperial.ac.uk | 2021-01-22
The number of adults living with obesity could rise dramatically unless robust measures are implemented to halt childhood obesity.
imperial.ac.uk/news/213233/levels-obesity-could-rise-effective-actions

'Foreign policy' should be central to university strategy – Alice Gast
imperial.ac.uk | 2021-01-22
Imperial's President argues that universities can craft their own 'foreign policy' to strengthen, expand and focus international collaborations.
imperial.ac.uk/news/213054/foreign-policy-should-central-university-strategy

Hungary, Russia Sign Agreement on Sputnik V Coronavirus Vaccine Deliveries, Foreign Minister Says
sputniknews.com | 2021-01-22
MOSCOW (Sputnik) – Hungary and Russia have signed an agreement on Russia's coronavirus vaccine deliveries, Hungarian Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade Peter Szijjarto said on Friday.
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Guterres hails entry into force of treaty banning nuclear weapons
news.un.org | 2021-01-22
The first multilateral nuclear disarmament treaty in more than two decades, came into force just after midnight on Friday, hailed by the UN Secretary-General as "an important step towards a world free of nuclear weapons".
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National Child Traumatic Stress Initiative — Category II, Treatment and Service Adaptation (TSA) Centers
grants.gov | 2021-01-22
SM-21-009
Funding Opportunity ID: | 330775 | Opportunity Number: | SM-21-009 | Opportunity Title: | National Child Traumatic Stress Initiative — Category II, Treatment and Service Adaptation (TSA) Centers | Opportunity Category: | Discretionary | Opportunity Category Explanation: | | Funding Instrument Type: | Grant | Category of Funding Activity: | Health | Category Explanation: | | CFDA Number(s): | 93.243 | Eligible Applicants: | Others (see text field entitled "Additional Information on Eligibility" for clarification) | Additional Information on Eligibility: | Eligib…
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McConnell Pans Biden's 'Big Steps in Wrong Direction', Warns Over 'Failed Approach' to Immigration
sputniknews.com | 2021-01-22
On his first full day in office, US President Joe Biden acted upon his campaign promises to reverse a spate of policies implemented by his predecessor Donald Trump, signing executive orders to tear up the the Keystone XL oil pipeline permit, rejoining the World Health Organisation and bringing the US back to the fold of the Paris Climate Accord.
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As Israel Sets Pace With Vaccination, MP Explains Why It's Not a Success Story For Country's Arabs
sputniknews.com | 2021-01-22
Israel has vaccinated more than 2.2 million people so far. Only a small proportion of them, however, have been Arabs, and a parliamentarian says it has to do with the lack of facilities in Arab localities, the absence of significant campaigns and their distrust of the system.
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Iraqi Prime Minister Fires 4 Senior Security Officials Following Baghdad Terror Attacks
sputniknews.com | 2021-01-22
CAIRO (Sputnik) — Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kadhimi has dismissed four high-ranking security officials, including the country's federal police head, following the twin terrorist attacks in the capital of Baghdad, Yehia Rasool, a spokesperson for the Iraqi commander-in-chief, said.
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CO2 and the Rich
Graham Peebles | counterpunch.org | 2021-01-22
Only the most deluded denier can now question that the global climate is dramatically changing, and that the chaos is man-made. Extreme weather events — wildfires, drought, intense heat, hurricanes, are becoming more frequent, the impact on ecosystems and biodiversity, populations and infrastructure devastating. Fuelled by industrialised nations (where the majority of the richest 10%…
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Developing working-class resistance to fascism
Dianne Mathiowetz | workers.org | 2021-01-22
These excerpts were taken from the Jan. 14 webinar, "Workers Can Defeat Fascism & Racism," sponsored by Workers World Party. To view the entire panel discussion, go to tinyurl.com/y25tapr2. Like most people, I had been very much aware that this fascist rally was going to take place in Washington[, D.C.,] . . . | Continue reading Developing working-class resistance to fascism at Workers.org
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Comparing Three Types of Child Benefit Designs
Matt Bruenig | peoplespolicyproject.org | 2021-01-22
Since the 1990s, America has had a very specific goal when it comes to cash benefits for families with children: keep them away from very poor people. I find this goal to be quite cruel, but the logic of it was clear enough. By making lives unspeakably miserable for the very poor while providing decent benefits for those a rung above them, we incentivize the very poor to work and ensure only the virtuous receive social benefits. | The Child Tax Credit (CTC) was reasonably well designed to achieve this goal. By delivering the benefit at the end of each year through the tax system, we can identify who the poor a…
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The Making of US Empire at the Dawning of Its End
Pepe Escobar | globalresearch.ca | 2021-01-22
This article was originally published on Asia Times. | As the Exceptional Empire gets ready to brave a destructive — and self-destructive — new cycle, with dire, unforeseen consequences bound to reverberate across the world, now more than ever it …
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Development of Advanced Analytical Methods for the Characterization of Iron Carbohydrate Complex – Ferric Derisomaltose (U01) Clinical Trials Not Allowed
grants.gov | 2021-01-22
RFA-FD-21-016
Funding Opportunity ID: | 330774 | Opportunity Number: | RFA-FD-21-016 | Opportunity Title: | Development of Advanced Analytical Methods for the Characterization of Iron Carbohydrate Complex – Ferric Derisomaltose (U01) Clinical Trials Not Allowed | Opportunity Category: | Discretionary | Opportunity Category Explanation: | | Funding Instrument Type: | Cooperative Agreement | Category of Funding Activity: | Consumer Protection | Food and Nutrition | Science and Technology and other Research and Development | Category Explanation: | | CFDA Number(s): | 93.103 | Elig…
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Advocacy to Preserve Cultural Heritage in Africa
grants.gov | 2021-01-22
SFOP0007534
Funding Opportunity ID: | 330786 | Opportunity Number: | SFOP0007534 | Opportunity Title: | Advocacy to Preserve Cultural Heritage in Africa | Opportunity Category: | Discretionary | Opportunity Category Explanation: | | Funding Instrument Type: | Grant | Category of Funding Activity: | Other (see text field entitled "Explanation of Other Category of Funding Activity" for clarification) | Category Explanation: | Democracy Fund/Human Rights Democracy Fund | CFDA Number(s): | 19.345 | Eligible Applicants: | Others (see text field entitled "Additional Information on Elig…
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Office of Postsecondary Education (OPE): Education Opportunity Centers (EOC) Program Assistance Listing Number 84.066A
grants.gov | 2021-01-22
ED-GRANTS-011321-001
Funding Opportunity ID: | 330754 | Opportunity Number: | ED-GRANTS-011321-001 | Opportunity Title: | Office of Postsecondary Education (OPE): Education Opportunity Centers (EOC) Program Assistance Listing Number 84.066A | Opportunity Category: | Discretionary | Opportunity Category Explanation: | | Funding Instrument Type: | Grant | Category of Funding Activity: | Education | Category Explanation: | | CFDA Number(s): | 84.066 | Eligible Applicants: | State governments | County governments | City or township governments | Special district governments | Public…
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GREAT LAKES TRASH FREE WATERS HARBORS, RIVERMOUTHS AND WATERFRONTS
grants.gov | 2021-01-22
EPA-R5-GL2021-TFWR
Funding Opportunity ID: | 330765 | Opportunity Number: | EPA-R5-GL2021-TFWR | Opportunity Title: | GREAT LAKES TRASH FREE WATERS HARBORS, RIVERMOUTHS AND WATERFRONTS | Opportunity Category: | Discretionary | Opportunity Category Explanation: | | Funding Instrument Type: | Cooperative Agreement | Category of Funding Activity: | Environment | Category Explanation: | | CFDA Number(s): | 66.469 | Eligible Applicants: | Others (see text field entitled "Additional Information on Eligibility" for clarification) | Additional Information on Eligibility: | Please see…
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Farmers' Protests Reflect Existential Crisis of Indian Agriculture
Colin Todhunter | counterpunch.org | 2021-01-22
With over 800 million people, rural India is arguably the most interesting and complex place on the planet but is plagued by farmer suicides, child malnourishment, growing unemployment, increased informalisation, indebtedness and an overall collapse of agriculture. Given that India is still an agrarian-based society, renowned journalist P Sainath says what is taking place can be described…
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BJA FY 21 Upholding the Rule of Law and Preventing Wrongful Convictions Site Based and Training and Technical Assistance Program
grants.gov | 2021-01-22
O-BJA-2021-60001
Funding Opportunity ID: | 330784 | Opportunity Number: | O-BJA-2021-60001 | Opportunity Title: | BJA FY 21 Upholding the Rule of Law and Preventing Wrongful Convictions Site Based and Training and Technical Assistance Program | Opportunity Category: | Discretionary | Opportunity Category Explanation: | | Funding Instrument Type: | Cooperative Agreement | Category of Funding Activity: | Affordable Care Act | Category Explanation: | | CFDA Number(s): | 16.746 | Eligible Applicants: | State governments | City or township governments | Special district governments…
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Palestinian PM Condemns "Organized Settler Terrorism" in West Bank
IMEMC News | imemc.org | 2021-01-22
Palestinian Prime Minister Mohammad Shtayyeh denounced, on Thursday at night, the seriously escalating attacks, carried out by the illegal Israeli colonialist settlers against the Palestinians in the West Bank, and described them as organized terrorism. Shtayyeh said the colonists attacked and injured many Palestinians, including women and children, after hurling stones and Molotov cocktails at …
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Israeli Colonists Attack, Displace, Palestinian Family Near Hebron
IMEMC News | imemc.org | 2021-01-22
Several fanatic Illegal Israeli colonists attacked, on Thursday at night, a Palestinian family and forced them out of a cave they were using as a residence in Khirbat Tawamin, east of Susiya village in Masafer Yatta, south of the southern West Bank city of Hebron. Fuad al-'Amour, the coordinator of the Protection and Steadfastness Committees, …
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BJA FY 21 Tribal Civil and Criminal Legal Assistance Program
grants.gov | 2021-01-22
O-BJA-2021-51003
Funding Opportunity ID: | 330760 | Opportunity Number: | O-BJA-2021-51003 | Opportunity Title: | BJA FY 21 Tribal Civil and Criminal Legal Assistance Program | Opportunity Category: | Discretionary | Opportunity Category Explanation: | | Funding Instrument Type: | Grant | Category of Funding Activity: | Affordable Care Act | Category Explanation: | | CFDA Number(s): | 16.815 | Eligible Applicants: | Nonprofits having a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education | Others (see text field entitled "Additional Information on Eligibili…
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Casualties of the Old Cold War Should Inform Opposition to U.S.' New Cold War Against China
Danny Haiphong | globalresearch.ca | 2021-01-22
The US share of the global economy has shrunk dramatically since 1960. On the other hand, China is on pace to surpass the U.S. in GOP terms in 2030. | This past week, the United States celebrated another Martin Luther King …
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Cooperative Endangered Species Conservation Fund: Habitat Conservation Plan Land Acquisition Grants
grants.gov | 2021-01-22
F21AS00170
Funding Opportunity ID: | 330780 | Opportunity Number: | F21AS00170 | Opportunity Title: | Cooperative Endangered Species Conservation Fund: Habitat Conservation Plan Land Acquisition Grants | Opportunity Category: | Discretionary | Opportunity Category Explanation: | | Funding Instrument Type: | Grant | Category of Funding Activity: | Natural Resources | Category Explanation: | | CFDA Number(s): | 15.615 | Eligible Applicants: | State governments | Additional Information on Eligibility: | Only State agencies that have entered into a Cooperative Agreement pursuant…
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Israeli Colonists Close Many Roads In Northern West Bank
IMEMC News | imemc.org | 2021-01-22
Groups of fanatic illegal Israeli colonialist settlers closed, on Thursday evening, many roads and junctions, in the northern part of the occupied West Bank, and attacked homes, before the soldiers abducted a young Palestinian man. Eyewitnesses said the colonists gathered at Huwwara junction, south of the northern West Bank city of Nablus, and closed it. …
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DoD Breast Cancer, Breakthrough Award Level 3
grants.gov | 2021-01-22
W81XWH-21-BCRP-BTA3
Funding Opportunity ID: | 330756 | Opportunity Number: | W81XWH-21-BCRP-BTA3 | Opportunity Title: | DoD Breast Cancer, Breakthrough Award Level 3 | Opportunity Category: | Discretionary | Opportunity Category Explanation: | | Funding Instrument Type: | Cooperative Agreement | Grant | Category of Funding Activity: | Science and Technology and other Research and Development | Category Explanation: | | CFDA Number(s): | 12.420 | Eligible Applicants: | Unrestricted (i.e., open to any type of entity above), subject to any clarification in text field entitled "Addi…
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DoD Breast Cancer, Innovator Award
grants.gov | 2021-01-22
W81XWH-21-BCRP-INNOV
Funding Opportunity ID: | 330758 | Opportunity Number: | W81XWH-21-BCRP-INNOV | Opportunity Title: | DoD Breast Cancer, Innovator Award | Opportunity Category: | Discretionary | Opportunity Category Explanation: | | Funding Instrument Type: | Cooperative Agreement | Grant | Category of Funding Activity: | Science and Technology and other Research and Development | Category Explanation: | | CFDA Number(s): | 12.420 | Eligible Applicants: | Unrestricted (i.e., open to any type of entity above), subject to any clarification in text field entitled "Additional In…
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Defunding the Myths and Cults of Cold War Canada
Richard Sanders | dissidentvoice.org | 2021-01-22
For decades the Canadian government has been supporting East European émigré associations whose much-revered founders, leaders and war heroes include veterans of Waffen SS divisions and other fascist military formations, perpetrators of the Holocaust and other ethnic-cleansing campaigns, officials from and apologists for Nazi puppet regimes, postwar CIA propaganda assets, proponents of Cold War terrorist …
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DoD Breast Cancer, Transformative Breast Cancer Consortium Award
grants.gov | 2021-01-22
W81XWH-21-BCRP-TBCCA
Funding Opportunity ID: | 330757 | Opportunity Number: | W81XWH-21-BCRP-TBCCA | Opportunity Title: | DoD Breast Cancer, Transformative Breast Cancer Consortium Award | Opportunity Category: | Discretionary | Opportunity Category Explanation: | | Funding Instrument Type: | Cooperative Agreement | Grant | Category of Funding Activity: | Science and Technology and other Research and Development | Category Explanation: | | CFDA Number(s): | 12.420 | Eligible Applicants: | Unrestricted (i.e., open to any type of entity above), subject to any clarification in text…
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US President Biden: How to Deal With China
Tom Clifford | globalresearch.ca | 2021-01-22
The lexicon has changed. Words and phrases that seemed to define our world until quite recently now belong to a bygone era. Remember BRICs? The grouping of the next economic superpowers. Well, Brazil, Russia, India and China now resemble a …
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The Persecution of Hazaras
Liaquat Ali Khan | counterpunch.org | 2021-01-22
"Persecution of human beings shall be forbidden." — Article 29, Afghanistan Constitution (2004) In January 2021, Deash (Islamic State) marked the new year by murdering eleven Hazara coal miners in Quetta, Pakistan. The world press covered the story ruminating that the murders sprout from the Shia-Sunni schism because the Hazaras are Shia and Daesh is…
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The Rich The Poor and Climate Change
Graham Peebles | counterpunch.org | 2021-01-22
Only the most deluded denier can now question that the global climate is dramatically changing, and that the chaos is man-made. Extreme weather events — wildfires, drought, intense heat, hurricanes — are becoming more frequent, the impact on ecosystems and biodiversity, populations and infrastructure devastating. Fueled by the industrialized nations and the lifestyles of the…
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Cancel ALL Student Debt — 2021 YDSA Winter Conference Preview
mgrochowski | dsausa.org | 2021-01-22
This is a preview event for the 2021 YDSA Online Winter Conference. Learn more about the Winter Conference here: y.dsausa.org/2021wintercon/ Biden has the power to cancel ALL student debt with a stroke of his pen, but he won't do it without a movement to force his hand. Join us on Friday, February 5 at 8PM…
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Ongoing Escalation: Israeli Colonists Hurled Molotov Cocktails At Homes Near Nablus
IMEMC News | imemc.org | 2021-01-22
Israeli colonists hurled Molotov cocktails, on Thursday evening, at two Palestinian homes in Burin village, south of the northern West Bank city of Nablus. Local sources in the village said the colonists invaded the southern area of Burin, and hurled Molotov cocktails at two homes. They added that the residents rushed to help the family …
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This Week's Most Popular Articles
Global Research News | globalresearch.ca | 2021-01-22
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Do You Remember Cuba's Dedication to Angola?
Don Fitz | counterpunch.org | 2021-01-22
Cuban blood left its stamp on the conscience of the world after the Angolan Wars of 1975-1988. Corporate politicians are united in their desire for us to ignore this reality. Fed up with foreign wars, Portuguese officers overthrew Prime Minister Marcello Caetano on April 25, 1974. Many former colonies had the opportunity to define their…
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The Illusion of Democracy: Government by the Rich for the Even Richer
Rod Driver | globalresearch.ca | 2021-01-22
"Democracy has little meaning when big business rules the life of the country through its control of the means of production, exchange, transportation, and communication, reinforced by command of the press, press agents and other means of publicity and propaganda". …
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Office of Elementary and Secondary Education (OESE): Office of Indian Education (OIE): Formula Grants To Local Educational Agencies Assistance Listing Number 84.060A
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ED-GRANTS-011221-002
Funding Opportunity ID: | 330776 | Opportunity Number: | ED-GRANTS-011221-002 | Opportunity Title: | Office of Elementary and Secondary Education (OESE): Office of Indian Education (OIE): Formula Grants To Local Educational Agencies Assistance Listing Number 84.060A | Opportunity Category: | Mandatory | Opportunity Category Explanation: | | Funding Instrument Type: | Grant | Category of Funding Activity: | Education | Category Explanation: | | CFDA Number(s): | 84.060 | Eligible Applicants: | Others (see text field entitled "Additional Information on Eligibi…
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2021 is the Year of the Political Prisoner
Ted Kelly | workers.org | 2021-01-22
The U.S. "justice" system, like every institution of a capitalist state, is a weapon designed and wielded by the billionaires to beat workers into submission. Special bodies of armed troops, deputized by the ruling class, round up workers by the millions and contrive laws to justify locking them in dangerously . . . | Continue reading 2021 is the Year of the Political Prisoner at Workers.org
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Priority HIV/AIDS Research within the Mission of the NIDDK (R01 Clinical Trial Optional)
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PAS-21-031
Funding Opportunity ID: | 330783 | Opportunity Number: | PAS-21-031 | Opportunity Title: | Priority HIV/AIDS Research within the Mission of the NIDDK (R01 Clinical Trial Optional) | Opportunity Category: | Discretionary | Opportunity Category Explanation: | | Funding Instrument Type: | Grant | Category of Funding Activity: | Food and Nutrition | Health | Category Explanation: | | CFDA Number(s): | 93.847 | Eligible Applicants: | State governments | County governments | City or township governments | Special district governments | Independent school districts | Public…
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Development of a model selection method for population pharmacokinetics analysis by deep-learning based reinforcement learning (U01) Clinical Trials Not Allowed
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Funding Opportunity ID: | 330753 | Opportunity Number: | RFA-FD-21-027 | Opportunity Title: | Development of a model selection method for population pharmacokinetics analysis by deep-learning based reinforcement learning (U01) Clinical Trials Not Allowed | Opportunity Category: | Discretionary | Opportunity Category Explanation: | | Funding Instrument Type: | Cooperative Agreement | Category of Funding Activity: | Consumer Protection | Food and Nutrition | Science and Technology and other Research and Development | Category Explanation: | | CFDA Number(s): | 93.103…
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FY 2021 Global Sports Mentoring Program
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Funding Opportunity ID: | 330769 | Opportunity Number: | SFOP0007530 | Opportunity Title: | FY 2021 Global Sports Mentoring Program | Opportunity Category: | Discretionary | Opportunity Category Explanation: | | Funding Instrument Type: | Cooperative Agreement | Category of Funding Activity: | Other (see text field entitled "Explanation of Other Category of Funding Activity" for clarification) | Category Explanation: | Please see full announcement. | CFDA Number(s): | 19.415 | Eligible Applicants: | Public and State controlled institutions of higher education | Nonpro…
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Private Sector is "Efficient" Only at Extracting Money From Public
Pete Dolack | counterpunch.org | 2021-01-22
There is nothing that capitalists won't grab if they see a possibility to score a profit. Not even the most basic needs for human life, such as water, are exempt. A favorite tactic for grabbing what had once been in the public domain and converting it into private profit is the "public-private partnership." A tactic…
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FY 2021 Julia Taft Refugee Fund, U.S. Embassy Kinshasa
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The Eric Brandt story: How a controversial cop watcher became one of the most successful police reformers in the US
Staff | therealnews.com | 2021-01-22
Known for his role in the Occupy Denver movement and his controversial, even profane, manner of exercising his First Amendment rights, Eric Brandt has been arrested roughly 200 times while protesting police brutality and advocating for reform. But he's also quietly racked up key victories in court.
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Why the Hammonds' Livestock Shouldn't be Allowed on Public Land
Erik Molvar | counterpunch.org | 2021-01-22
On the Trump administration's last full day in office, Interior Secretary David Bernhardt reached down into the Bureau of Land Management, seized control of the decision-making process for four Oregon grazing allotments, and issued new permits to Hammond Ranches, Inc., the same family that lost their grazing privileges to these allotments in 2014 for violating…
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BJA FY 21 Safeguarding Correctional Facilities and Public Safety by Addressing Contraband Cellphones Program
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O-BJA-2021-52001
Funding Opportunity ID: | 330770 | Opportunity Number: | O-BJA-2021-52001 | Opportunity Title: | BJA FY 21 Safeguarding Correctional Facilities and Public Safety by Addressing Contraband Cellphones Program | Opportunity Category: | Discretionary | Opportunity Category Explanation: | | Funding Instrument Type: | Grant | Category of Funding Activity: | Affordable Care Act | Category Explanation: | | CFDA Number(s): | 16.844 | Eligible Applicants: | State governments | County governments | City or township governments | Native American tribal governments (Federally…
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Israeli Colonists Injure Child Near Ramallah
IMEMC News | imemc.org | 2021-01-22
Several fanatic illegal Israeli colonists attacked, on Thursday evening, many Palestinian cars near the central West Bank city of Ramallah, causing damage and injuring a child in the face. Media sources said the colonists injured Jad Ala' Sawafta, 3, in the face after hurling stones at the family's car while his father was driving near …
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2021 YDSA Online Winter Conference
mgrochowski | dsausa.org | 2021-01-22
Register at the RSVP link for $20 early bird registration by Friday 1/22 or $30 regular registration by Friday 2/12. Join YDSA for our first ever ONLINE Winter Conference from Friday, February 26 — Sunday, February 28. Trump has been defeated, but our fight for a better world is far from over. Learn…
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The First Amendment Protects Scabby, the 12-Foot Inflatable Rat, Too
Arianna Demas | aclu.org | 2021-01-22
Living in New York City, there are some things you just know. You know that if you see a gigantic rat in the subway station you look the other way and pretend it doesn't exist. And you know that if you see a gigantic inflatable rat in front of a business it means that workers are protesting unfair employer practices., , Scabby the Rat, a 12-foot inflatable rat balloon, is a familiar sight not just in New York but around the country. But the government is now trying to deflate him. Luckily for Scabby, the First Amendment is on his side., , Under existing precedent, unions have a legal right to display Scabby. T…
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Quantify the expression of metabolizing enzymes and transporter proteins in lung, eye and skin tissue in relevant animal models and humans (U01) Clinical Trial Not Allowed
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RFA-FD-21-018
Funding Opportunity ID: | 330752 | Opportunity Number: | RFA-FD-21-018 | Opportunity Title: | Quantify the expression of metabolizing enzymes and transporter proteins in lung, eye and skin tissue in relevant animal models and humans (U01) Clinical Trial Not Allowed | Opportunity Category: | Discretionary | Opportunity Category Explanation: | | Funding Instrument Type: | Cooperative Agreement | Category of Funding Activity: | Consumer Protection | Food and Nutrition | Science and Technology and other Research and Development | Category Explanation: | | CFDA Number(s):…
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Pilot and Feasibility Studies to Facilitate the Use of Diabetes Self-Management Education and Support to Improve Diabetes Care (R34 Clinical Trial Required)
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RFA-DK-20-032
Funding Opportunity ID: | 330761 | Opportunity Number: | RFA-DK-20-032 | Opportunity Title: | Pilot and Feasibility Studies to Facilitate the Use of Diabetes Self-Management Education and Support to Improve Diabetes Care (R34 Clinical Trial Required) | Opportunity Category: | Discretionary | Opportunity Category Explanation: | | Funding Instrument Type: | Grant | Category of Funding Activity: | Food and Nutrition | Health | Category Explanation: | | CFDA Number(s): | 93.847 | Eligible Applicants: | State governments | County governments | City or township governmen…
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DEFENSE CIVILIAN TRAINING CORPS
grants.gov | 2021-01-22
FY2021-DCTC-FORECAST
Opportunity ID: | 329760 | Opportunity Number: | FY2021-DCTC-FORECAST | Opportunity Title: | DEFENSE CIVILIAN TRAINING CORPS | Opportunity Category: | Discretionary | Opportunity Category Explanation: | | Funding Instrument Type: | Cooperative Agreement | Grant | Procurement Contract | Category of Funding Activity: | Education | Category Explanation: | | CFDA Number(s): | 12.006 | Eligible Applicants: | Public and State controlled institutions of higher education | Private institutions of higher education | Additional Information on Eligibility: | | A…
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The Fatal Consequences of High Atmospheric Methane Levels
Dr. Andrew Glikson | globalresearch.ca | 2021-01-22
It is hard to think of a more Orwellian expression than that describing the increase in toxic atmospheric methane gas as " gas-led recovery." | Several of the large mass extinctions of species in the geological past are attributed to …
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Battleground Baltimore, Jan. 22
Staff | therealnews.com | 2021-01-22
One reason why The Real News Network calls Baltimore home is because we know that the struggles the people in this majority-minority city face (unequitable access to resources like education, clean air, and transportation, for example) are the struggles people face all over the globe. This is the second installment of our weekly news roundup from the Baltimore trenches, which we hope will help keep our friends and neighbors abreast of what's going on in our city, but we also hope these stories will resonate with people united in the struggle everywhere. | The Life and Death of Dante Barksdale | On Sunday morn…
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A New Day for Human Survival: On the Promise of the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons
Dr. Joseph Gerson | globalresearch.ca | 2021-01-22
On Friday, January 22, people in cities and towns across in the United States and around the world, will celebrate the entry into force of the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons (TPNW). | Those gathering, online and elsewhere, stand …
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How the Weather Was
John Hutchison | counterpunch.org | 2021-01-22
It began snowing the night before, and by the time Mike Mewshaw, Tom Trainum and I set out to crash John F. Kennedy's inaugural ball more than eight inches had fallen and the city was practically immobilized. At dawn, soldiers had had to use flamethrowers to clear the snow from Pennsylvania Avenue for the noontime…
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Complex Life Threatened
Robert Hunziker | counterpunch.org | 2021-01-22
Throughout the world, scientists are speaking out like never before. They're talking about an emergency situation of the health of the planet threatening "complex life," including, by default, human life. It's scary stuff. On this subject, America's green NGOs prefer to address the danger by sticking to a middle ground, don't scare people, too much…
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Regulation of Brain Regional and Cell Type Specific Proteome Dynamics in Aging and Alzheimer's Disease (R01 Clinical Trial Not Allowed)
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RFA-AG-21-033
Funding Opportunity ID: | 330781 | Opportunity Number: | RFA-AG-21-033 | Opportunity Title: | Regulation of Brain Regional and Cell Type Specific Proteome Dynamics in Aging and Alzheimer's Disease (R01 Clinical Trial Not Allowed) | Opportunity Category: | Discretionary | Opportunity Category Explanation: | | Funding Instrument Type: | Grant | Category of Funding Activity: | Health | Category Explanation: | | CFDA Number(s): | 93.866 | Eligible Applicants: | State governments | County governments | City or township governments | Special district governments | Indepe…
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DoD Breast Cancer, Breakthrough Award Levels 1 and 2
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W81XWH-21-BCRP-BTA12
Funding Opportunity ID: | 330755 | Opportunity Number: | W81XWH-21-BCRP-BTA12 | Opportunity Title: | DoD Breast Cancer, Breakthrough Award Levels 1 and 2 | Opportunity Category: | Discretionary | Opportunity Category Explanation: | | Funding Instrument Type: | Cooperative Agreement | Grant | Category of Funding Activity: | Science and Technology and other Research and Development | Category Explanation: | | CFDA Number(s): | 12.420 | Eligible Applicants: | Unrestricted (i.e., open to any type of entity above), subject to any clarification in text field entit…
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Next Generation Sequencing in Post Mortem Tissue from Patients with Parkinsons Disease (U01 Clinical Trial Not Allowed)
grants.gov | 2021-01-22
RFA-NS-21-017
Funding Opportunity ID: | 330762 | Opportunity Number: | RFA-NS-21-017 | Opportunity Title: | Next Generation Sequencing in Post Mortem Tissue from Patients with Parkinsons Disease (U01 Clinical Trial Not Allowed) | Opportunity Category: | Discretionary | Opportunity Category Explanation: | | Funding Instrument Type: | Cooperative Agreement | Category of Funding Activity: | Health | Category Explanation: | | CFDA Number(s): | 93.853 | Eligible Applicants: | State governments | County governments | City or township governments | Special district governments | Indepe…
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What Biden Can Do Without Congress
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2021-01-21
What if it could get done now? What if all (or many) of the largest problems within the United States could be solved now? What if the most exploited, the most troubled, the most chopped-up-masticated-and-drooled-out-by-the-American-machine populations could be helped right now? No Congress. No 10 years of "building up power" just to achieve a post-abuse pat on the head. None of that. Just fixing the problems now. Right now. Well, it actually is possible. | I think we can all agree that Congress is basically a pit filled with hungry crocodiles in the later stages of lead poisoning, each with a different degree of…
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The New Domestic War on Terror is Coming
Glenn Greenwald | zcomm.org | 2021-01-21
No speculation is needed. Those who wield power are demanding it. The only question is how much opposition they will encounter…
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The New Domestic War on Terror is Coming
Editor | scheerpost.com | 2021-01-21
By Glenn Greenwald / Reposted with author permission from Substack 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 nearly twenty years ago. This trend shows no sign of receding as we move farther from the January 6 Capitol riot. | Source…
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Former US Marine charged with assaulting police officers during Capitol riots
Andrew Emett | nationofchange.org | 2021-01-21
"What are we supposed to do? Supreme Court's not helping us. No one's helping us. Only us can help us. Only we can do it."
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Peers launch a scathing attack on the government's War Crimes Immunity Bill
Joe Glenton | thecanary.co | 2021-01-21
Peers in the House of Lords are giving the government's controversial war crimes immunity bill a rough ride, with one peer describing it as "indefensible". | Another warned that it was among the worst pieces of legislation they had ever seen, while a third peer said it would put service personnel on a "
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Assange cannot be extradited, but free speech arguments dismissed — an extended look
Sapan Maini-Thompson | ukhumanrightsblog.com | 2021-01-21
In The Government of the United States v Julian Assange (2021), the District Judge sitting at Westminster Magistrates' Court discharged the American extradition request against the founder of WikiLeaks because there is a substantial risk that he would commit suicide. Given Julian Assange's political notoriety as an avowed whistle-blower, however, the judgment is significant for …
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Cornel West and Maria Hinojosa Discuss Promise and Dangers of the Biden Admin
Staff | truthout.org | 2021-01-21
We host a wide-ranging discussion of the historic inauguration of President Joe Biden and Kamala Harris — the first-ever woman, South Asian and Black vice president — how we got here, and what comes next, with award-winning journalist Maria Hinojosa and author and Harvard professor Cornel West. Hinojosa says she had "mixed emotions" watching the inauguration, her sense of hope tempered by memories of the Obama administration. "We all had these extraordinary expectations, and then th…
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"The Work Continues": Cornel West & Maria Hinojosa on the Promise & Dangers of the Biden Admin
Staff | democracynow.org | 2021-01-21
We host a wide-ranging discussion of the historic inauguration of President Joe Biden and Kamala Harris — the first-ever woman, South Asian and Black vice president — how we got here, and what comes next, with award-winning journalist Maria Hinojosa and author and Harvard professor Cornel West. Hinojosa says she had "mixed emotions" watching the inauguration, her sense of hope tempered by memories of the Obama administration. "We all had these extraordinary expectations, and then things didn't turn out that way," she says. "The work continues." West says that while getting Trump out of office was vita…
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"The Hill We Climb": Watch Breathtaking Poem by Amanda Gorman, Youngest Inaugural Poet in U.S. History
Staff | democracynow.org | 2021-01-21
One of the most remarkable moments from Wednesday's inauguration ceremony came from poet Amanda Gorman, the youngest poet in U.S. history to speak at a presidential inauguration. The 22 year-old read "The Hill We Climb," a poem she finished right after the riot at the Capitol earlier this month. We feature her full recitation and get reaction from scholar Cornel West and award-winning journalist Maria Hinojosa.
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Enough with the Damn Secrets! Open Up the Government Joe!
Dave Lindorff | counterpunch.org | 2021-01-21
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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Dozens of experts call on Longleat to give the 'UK's loneliest elephant' her last chance for companionship
Tracy Keeling | thecanary.co | 2021-01-21
Dozens of experts have thrown their weight behind calls for giving the ' UK's loneliest elephant' her last chance for companionship. | Anne, who currently resides at Longleat Safari and Adventure Park, hasn't seen another elephant for 19 years. A French sanctuary has offered her a home…
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My Wish Is That You Win This Fight For Truth
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2021-01-21
On 26 January, India's Republic Day, thousands of farmers and agricultural workers will drive their tractors and walk into the heart of the capital, New Delhi, to bring their fight to the doors of the government. For two months, these farmers and agricultural workers have been part of a nation-wide revolt against a government policy that seeks to deliver all the gains of their labour to the large corporate houses, whose profits have ballooned during this pandemic. Despite the cold weather and the pandemic, the farmers and agricultural workers have created a socialistic culture in their encampments with community…
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Israel at the Current Global Juncture
Judith Deutsch | socialistproject.ca | 2021-01-21
How does Israel fit in with current global emergencies and unprecedented dangers, those being the worsening provision of food, water, shelter, and healthcare for the global population, the COVID-19 pandemic and warnings of worse to come, and climate-related calamities? Massive fatalities and immiseration are not inevitable, but the current human situation is shaped by forces … Keep reading »…
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Shut Down Dissent. Going After the New "US Domestic Terrorists"
Stephen Lendman | globalresearch.ca | 2021-01-21
Post-9/11, war on dissent in the US raged. | In 2010, the ACLU said "freedom is under fire in the US." | "There is a pall over our fire. (There are) attempts to squelch dissent." | "A chilling message has gone out across …
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China tech ban mirrors 1980s attempts to destroy Japanese competition
Alan MacLeod | mronline.org | 2021-01-21
In the 1980s, the U.S. imposed a 100% tariff on virtually all Japanese electronics and forced Tokyo to sign a one-sided trade deal that reserved much of its domestic semiconductor sector for American companies.
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Are Israel And Palestine Headed Towards Yet Another Conflict?
Leonid Savin | thealtworld.com | 2021-01-21
In December 2020, there was a rise in tensions in the West Bank, including demonstrations and Israeli attacks on Palestinian homes. | Reports indicate that it was the most intense month in terms of aggressive Israeli nationalism in the last three years — that is, since the beginning of 2017. Israeli security agencies recorded 41 instances of Israeli extremists calling for…
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Chomsky and Prashad: Why neoliberal leaders who failed to protect their countries from COVID-19 must be investigated
Noam Chomsky | peoplesdispatch.org | 2021-01-21
Noam Chomsky and Vijay Prashad deem the inaction of neoliberal and far-right governments to contain the pandemic and thus save tens of thousands of lives, as criminal…
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Sunday 1/24: The US Capitol Building Riot and Its Blowback: Scarier than QAnon?
Eugene E Ruyle | indybay.org | 2021-01-21
ZOOM meeting, Log-in info at ICSSMARX.ORG
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Sunday 1/31: Master of Space: Corporate plans for the militarization & privatization of space
Eugene E Ruyle | indybay.org | 2021-01-21
ZOOM Meeting, Long-in info at ICSSMARX.ORG
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A politically motivated smear: Canada's Globe and Mail blames "Marxists" for discredited racialist 1619 Project
wsws.org | 2021-01-21
In an act of political censorship, Canada's "newspaper of record" has refused to publish a letter from WSWS Chairman David North answering its smear.
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A politically motivated smear: Canada's Globe and Mail blames "Marxists" for discredited racialist 1619 Project
wsws.org | 2021-01-21
In an act of political censorship, Canada's "newspaper of record" has refused to publish a letter from WSWS Chairman David North answering its smear.
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Keystone XL pipeline canceled. Here's what it means for the future fight against fossil fuels
Nick Cunningham | nationofchange.org | 2021-01-21
"Rescinding KXL's permit is a promising early signal that the new administration is listening to our concerns and will take issues of climate and Indigenous justice seriously. We have to insist that it not stop there."
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Fauci announces US intention to resume major role in global health
news.un.org | 2021-01-21
The United States' top medical official said on Thursday that the US will now join the World Health Organization's global initiative to help poorer nations overcome COVID-19, in addition to a raft of new measures in support of access to universal healthcare, such as abortion services.
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Lord Ashcroft — Tory donors outsourcing firm lands £350m vaccination contract
graham | truepublica.org.uk | 2021-01-21
By Peter Geoghegan and Russel Scott: A healthcare company ultimately controlled by a leading Tory donor and former party chairman, Lord Ashcroft, has received a £350m contract as part of the government's COVID-19 vaccination roll-out, openDemocracy has learned. Last month the Department of Health and Social Care gave the lucrative contract to Medacs Healthcare plc. In recent …
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Another Mega Group Spy Scandal? Samanage, Sabotage, and the SolarWinds Hack
Whitney Webb | thelastamericanvagabond.com | 2021-01-21
The devastating hack on SolarWinds was quickly pinned on Russia by US intelligence. A more likely culprit, Samanage, a company whose software was integrated into SolarWinds' software just as the "back door" was inserted, is deeply tied to Israeli intelligence and intelligence-linked families such as the Maxwells. In mid-December of 2020, a massive hack compromised Read…
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About Suffering: A Massacre of the Innocent in Yemen
Kathy Kelly | globalresearch.ca | 2021-01-21
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 …
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UK Mega Meddling — UK Sets Up Media Influencing Project in Venezuela Amid Secretive £750,000 'Democracy Promotion' Programme
Matt Kennard | globalresearch.ca | 2021-01-21
The UK government has established a journalism project to 'influence' Venezuela's 'media agenda' while a Foreign Office-funded foundation is spending £750,000 on a secretive 'democracy-promotion' programme in the country, as Britain appears to deepen efforts to remove the Maduro government….
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"Democracy Has Prevailed": Joe Biden Sworn In as President; Kamala Harris Becomes First Female VP
Staff | democracynow.org | 2021-01-21
Joe Biden was sworn in as 46th president of the United States Wednesday, ending the Trump era with a call for national unity and urging Americans to come together during a period of turbulence. President Biden signed 17 executive orders in his first official act from the Oval Office, including on immigration, the pandemic and the climate crisis. Biden has promised more executive actions in the coming days. Vice President Kamala Harris swore in three new Democratic senators Wednesday afternoon, giving Democrats narrow control of the Senate and laying the groundwork for the administration's ambitious agenda. We pla…
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Only true unity can end America's uncivil war
Andrew Korybko | thealtworld.com | 2021-01-21
President Joe Biden made an emotional appeal during his inaugural address on Wednesday to end what he unforgettably described as America's ongoing uncivil war between red and blue, rural and urban, conservative and liberal. He very strongly condemned what he called the political extremism, white supremacy, and domestic terrorism threatening American unity today and preventing the country from coming together as one to defeat the once-in-a-century pandemic of COVID-19. The other crises it faces are attacks on democracy and truth, racism, the climate, inequality, and the U.S.' role in the world, but the uncivil…
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Sweden Doesn't Need to Join NATO to be a Security Threat to Russia
Andrew Korybko | globalresearch.ca | 2021-01-21
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 …
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Senior panel probing violations in Syria, examining new measures to safeguard humanitarians
news.un.org | 2021-01-21
The UN chief announced on Thursday that he has set up an independent Senior Advisory Panel on strengthening the mechanism whereby humanitarian workers and sites are better protected from attack in Syria, according to a statement released by his spokesperson.
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'With lives at stake, politics must be forgotten': Sputnik V sponsor warns demonizing Russian vaccine distracts from saving people
rt.com | 2021-01-21
Saving human lives amid the raging global pandemic is much more important than following political considerations, Kirill Dmitriev, CEO of the Russian Direct Investment Fund that sponsored Sputnik V vaccine development, told RT. | "We are strongly against the politicization of the vaccine," said Dmitriev, adding that when it comes to health and the very life of many people, "one should forget about politics or any attempts to 'contain' Russia." | In its international dealings related to Russia's pioneering Sputnik V Covid-19 vaccine, RDIF is simply guided by the principle of helping those in need and is ready…
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France has become 'a nation of 66 million prosecutors,' says Macron, rejecting criticism of government's pandemic response
rt.com | 2021-01-21
French President Emmanuel Macron has defended his government and its response to the Covid-19 pandemic, saying that he laments France's "incessant hunt for errors," adding that such criticism is counterproductive during a crisis. | Speaking on Thursday, Macron took a swipe at his critics, saying France had become "a nation of 66 million prosecutors" constantly on the lookout for mistakes and government failings during the pandemic. | "And I say this because what goes with French mistrust is also this kind of incessant hunt for error. That is to say, we have become a nation of 66 million prosecutors. It is not…
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Nearly nine million people borrowed more cash due to pandemic
The Canary | thecanary.co | 2021-01-21
Nearly nine million people in Great Britain had to borrow more money because of the coronavirus pandemic, new figures show.The Office for National Statistics (ONS) data, published on Thursday, showed that 17% of adults reported borrowing money in December 2020 compared to 11% at the end of June.It also showed that the proportion of people borrowing more than £1,000 had increased from 35% to 45% during the same period. | Nearly 9 million people had to borrow more money because of the #coronavirus pandemic by December 2020. | T…
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Quarter of doctors seek mental health support during pandemic
The Canary | thecanary.co | 2021-01-21
More than one in four medics have sought mental health support during the Covid-19 pandemic, leading doctors have said. | The Royal College of Physicians (RCP) said that it was "extremely concerned" about the mental health of frontline doctors. | A new poll by the college of its members found 19% said they have sought informal mental health support during the pandemic, while 10% said they had sought formal support. | The RCP said that medics have been working for almost a year under extremely challenging circumstances. | Almost two thirds (64%) of the 1,890 doctors who responded to the RCP poll said they were tir…
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Study: Lockdowns Caused 15 Thousand Deaths of Despair Among US Men Aged 15 to 55
Ethan Yang | anti-empire.com | 2021-01-21
It should be common knowledge by now that younger people are significantly less likely to die of Covid-19 than the elderly. However, a new working paper published by the National Bureau of Economic Research notes some significant increases in excess deaths among working-age individuals. Excess deaths are the number of deaths exceeding the expected number in a given year. If there are excess deaths that means something unusual has happened, such as a pandemic or a…
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The Heat: President Biden's Inauguration
Anand Naidoo | america.cgtn.com | 2021-01-21
The United States turns the page as Joe Biden becomes the country's 46th president. There was some of the usual pomp and ceremony, but there was something very different about Joe Biden's inauguration. Gone were the crowds — a casualty of both the pandemic and …
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The science of the pandemic supports teachers' concerns over the dangers of school reopening, Part two
wsws.org | 2021-01-21
Science validates teachers' concerns that in-person education during the pandemic is a dangerous proposition. This article reviews some of the more recent scientific findings.
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New York City workers demand action to defend Hunts Point strikers
wsws.org | 2021-01-21
Teachers, transit and other workers in New York City denounced Tuesday's police attack on striking warehouse workers and are calling for unified action to fight the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic and poverty wages.
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Doctors locked out of hospital in Houston, Texas over rent dispute, forced to treat patients in parking lot
wsws.org | 2021-01-21
The sudden closure Monday of the Heights Hospital follows 21 hospital closures in 2020 across the United States, many of which were thrust into acute financial crisis by the COVID-19 pandemic.
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Oil, gas, and coal behind far right and white supremacist politics
Basav Sen | peoplesworld.org | 2021-01-21
The year 2020 will be remembered in history for a deadly pandemic and a deep economic crisis that touched almost every country on earth. Hopes for a brighter 2021 were one of the few things most people could agree on. But just six days into the new year, these hopes were rudely shattered by images …
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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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As COVID-19 resurges, Chinese workers hit by pay and job cuts
wsws.org | 2021-01-21
As well as being placed on the front line of the pandemic, workers are facing an offensive against their working conditions.
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World Bank exposes economic and social impact of coronavirus in South Asia
wsws.org | 2021-01-21
South Asian governments have responded to the pandemic by pumping money into big businesses and imposing the burden on the working masses.
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The science of the pandemic supports teachers' concerns over the dangers of school reopening, Part two
wsws.org | 2021-01-21
Science validates teachers' concerns that in-person education during the pandemic is a dangerous proposition. This article reviews some of the more recent scientific findings.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2021/01/21/scho…

New York City workers demand action to defend Hunts Point strikers
wsws.org | 2021-01-21
Teachers, transit and other workers in New York City denounced Tuesday's police attack on striking warehouse workers and are calling for unified action to fight the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic and poverty wages.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2021/01/21/hunt…

Tennessee educators and parents call for fully funded remote learning to contain the pandemic
wsws.org | 2021-01-21
In opposition to Governor Bill Lee's scheme to pressure schools to reopen, we call for the immediate closure of all schools and for the provision of ample resources to provide high quality remote learning to all students.
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Doctors locked out of hospital in Houston, Texas over rent dispute, forced to treat patients in parking lot
wsws.org | 2021-01-21
The sudden closure Monday of the Heights Hospital follows 21 hospital closures in 2020 across the United States, many of which were thrust into acute financial crisis by the COVID-19 pandemic.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2021/01/21/hous…

World Bank exposes economic and social impact of coronavirus in South Asia
wsws.org | 2021-01-21
South Asian governments have responded to the pandemic by pumping money into big businesses and imposing the burden on the working masses.
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WW Commentary: The criminal injustice system is a bipartisan effort
Judy Greenspan | workers.org | 2021-01-21
Family members and prisoners' rights advocates gather outside the Contra Costa County Jail in Martinez to demand release of a prisoner suffering from medical neglect during the COVID pandemic. On Jan. 15 at the death row prison in Terre Haute, Ind., with less than a week to go of Donald . . . | Continue reading WW Commentary: The criminal injustice system is a bipartisan effort at Workers.org
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Why Hardly Anyone Trusts the Virus Experts
John Rubino | globalresearch.ca | 2021-01-21
Early in the pandemic, "trust the science!" could actually be used in a debate without attracting derisive laughter. But as the flip-flops, mistakes and, yes, lies have accumulated, a consensus seems to be forming that the health care authorities are …
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Tennessee educators and parents call for fully funded remote learning to contain the pandemic
wsws.org | 2021-01-21
In opposition to Governor Bill Lee's scheme to pressure schools to reopen, we call for the immediate closure of all schools and for the provision of ample resources to provide high quality remote learning to all students.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2021/01/21/tenn…

As COVID-19 resurges, Chinese workers hit by pay and job cuts
wsws.org | 2021-01-21
As well as being placed on the front line of the pandemic, workers are facing an offensive against their working conditions.
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The criminal injustice system is a bipartisan effort
Judy Greenspan | workers.org | 2021-01-21
Family members and prisoners' rights advocates gather outside the Contra Costa County Jail in Martinez to demand the release of a prisoner suffering from medical neglect during the COVID pandemic. On Jan. 15 at the death row prison in Terre Haute, Ind., with less than a week to go of . . . | Continue reading The criminal injustice system is a bipartisan effort at Workers.org
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Flint water scandal charges: Slap on the wrist for ex-governor
Martha Grevatt | workers.org | 2021-01-21
Activists demand justice for Flint, 2016. In April 2014 the city of Flint, Mich., made the fatal decision to switch its water supply from Detroit Water and Sewerage Department to the heavily contaminated Flint River. Flint residents have waited almost seven years for the responsible parties — in particular former . . . | Continue reading Flint water scandal charges: Slap on the wrist for ex-governor at Workers.org
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Flint water scandal charges: Slap on the wrist for ex-governor
Martha Grevatt | workers.org | 2021-01-21
Activists demand justice for Flint, 2016. In April 2014 the city of Flint, Mich., made the fatal decision to switch its water supply from Detroit Water and Sewerage Department to the heavily contaminated Flint River. Flint residents have waited almost seven years for the responsible parties — in particular former . . . | Continue reading Flint water scandal charges: Slap on the wrist for ex-governor at Workers.org
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UK partygoers to be fined up to £6,400 as government clamps down on Covid rule-breakers
rt.com | 2021-01-21
In a bid to stem the ongoing spread of coronavirus, revellers will be slapped with £800 fines if they attend house parties with more than 15 people present during lockdown, UK Home Secretary Priti Patel announced on Thursday. | The fines will double for repeat offences, up to a maximum of £6,400, and the organisers of events will continue to be fined £10,000, as per the current restrictions, in what Patel called a "crackdown on those most serious cases of rule-breaking". | The home secretary was joined by the Chair of the National Police Chiefs' Council, Martin Hewitt, who said that, from lat…
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'Very high risk': ECDC urges tougher Covid-19 measures amid mutant strains from UK, Brazil, and South Africa
rt.com | 2021-01-21
The Covid-19 strains from the UK, Brazil and South Africa pose a very high risk due to their increased transmissibility and must be stamped out with tougher health measures, the EU's infectious diseases agency has said. | The transmissibility of the three variants will likely push infection rates higher, leading to more hospitalizations and "death rates across all age groups," the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) said in a statement on Thursday. | "The overall risk associated with the introduction and community spread of variants of concern is therefore assessed as being high/very high…
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Lockdown extended in Portugal with schools to close for 15 days amid record spike in Covid-19 deaths
rt.com | 2021-01-21
Portugal is to shut all schools and universities from Friday, its prime minister has said, as the more transmissible strain of Covid-19 first detected in the UK takes hold, putting the health service under enormous pressure. | Prime Minister Antonio Costa announced the new emergency measures in Lisbon on Thursday as coronavirus cases soared, pushing Portugal's national health system (SNS) to the verge of collapse. | Health officials announced a new record daily death toll for the country on Thursday, reporting 221 fatalities, along with a further 14,647 new cases — up from 10,455 the day before. To date,…
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Covid-19 infections 'may have risen' at start of current lockdown
The Canary | thecanary.co | 2021-01-21
Experts tracking the spread of Covid-19 in England say infections may have gone up at the beginning of the current lockdown. | Professor Paul Elliot, who is leading the React study at Imperial College London, suggested the current measures may not be strict enough to see a drop in infections and the reproductive rate — the R. | The study on 143,000 people, who were randomly selected, looked at the prevalence of coronavirus including in people without symptoms. | Infections from January 6 to 15 were 50% higher than in early December, the study found. | Elliott told BBC Radio 4's Today programme the current R…
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SF Bay View Editor Has Cell Phone Seized & Google Fires Black Scientist Dr. Timnit Gebru
WorkWeek | indybay.org | 2021-01-21
WorkWeek covers the effort to stop SF Bay View Editor Malik Washington from doing his work. The for profit halfway house run by the Geo Group ordered that his cell phone be seized to stop him from doing his work after the facility in the Terderloin was exposed for having a Covid outbreak. We interview his lawyer Richard Tan. | Also WorkWeek looks at the firing of Google top AI scientist Dr. Timnit Gebru. WorkWeek looks at the reason she was fired.
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Covid-19: Dubai suspends non-essential surgery, entertainment after surge in cases
MEE and agencies | middleeasteye.net | 2021-01-21
Covid-19: Dubai suspends non-essential surgery, entertainment after surge in cases | The increase in infections in the UAE came after the emirate relaxed its entry requirements to boost tourism and save its economy | MEE and agencies | Thu, 01/21/2021 – 10: 28 | Dubai plans to vaccinate at least 50 per cent of its population using China's SinoPharm vaccine (AFP) | Dubai has suspended all non-essential surger…
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Vaccines may not signal immediate end to epidemic, researchers say
imperial.ac.uk | 2021-01-21
The vaccine rollout may not signal an immediate end to the Covid-19 epidemic, according to latest modeling from Imperial's Covid-19 Response Team.
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COVID 'vaccine hoarding' putting Africa at risk: WHO
news.un.org | 2021-01-21
Africa is in danger of being left behind in the rollout of COVID-19 vaccines as countries in other regions strike bilateral deals, thus driving up prices, the World Health Organization (WHO) warned on Thursday.
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Fauci Now Says COVID-19 Vaccine May Become Mandatory
Dr. Joseph Mercola | globalresearch.ca | 2021-01-21
Will the COVID-19 vaccine become mandatory? That's a question many are asking these days and, by the looks of it, the answer may well be yes — although as I'll explain later, I suspect the harms of the vaccine will …
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Party-Pooper Priti: UK Home Secretary Slaps Big Fines on COVID-19 Lockdown Ravers
sputniknews.com | 2021-01-21
Police forces across the UK have been breaking up underground raves and banned house parties during the current third national lockdown — some of which attracted hundreds of party-goers. Home Secretary Priti Patel said the government would not tolerate those who put others at risk.
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The COVID Illusion, An 'Unauthorized Human Experiment' & The MAGA Straw-Man
Ryan Cristián | thelastamericanvagabond.com | 2021-01-21
Welcome to The Daily Wrap Up, a concise show dedicated to bringing you the most relevant independent news, as we see it, from the last 24 hours (1/20/21). As always, take the information discussed in the video below and research it for yourself, and come to your own conclusions. Anyone telling you what the truth Read…
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Oregon faces legal challenges after establishing blacks-only COVID-19 relief fund
wsws.org | 2021-01-21
The Oregon Cares Fund revived criteria similar to the racist "one drop" rule to determine eligibility to receive financial aid.
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French students protest government apathy in education sector
Peoples Dispatch | peoplesdispatch.org | 2021-01-21
On January 20, thousands of university students marched in the major cities of France demanding concrete actions from the government to help the students who are in distress due to COVID-19 restrictions.
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Oregon faces legal challenges after establishing blacks-only COVID-19 relief fund
wsws.org | 2021-01-21
The Oregon Cares Fund revived criteria similar to the racist "one drop" rule to determine eligibility to receive financial aid.
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Bidenfreude: COVID-19 in post-Trump U.S
Rob Wallace | mronline.org | 2021-01-21
A jokester once characterized Yale University as a hedge fund with a campus attached to it. One might say something similar of the country in which Yale is based.
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The COVID-19 RT-PCR Test: How to Mislead All Humanity. Using a "Test" To Lock Down Society
Dr. Pascal Sacré | globalresearch.ca | 2021-01-21
The misuse of the RT-PCR technique is used as an intentional strategy by some governments, supported by scientific safety councils and by the dominant media, to justify the violation of a large number of constitutional rights, the destruction of the economy with the bankruptcy of entire active sectors of society,…
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140,000 jobs lost in December — all women
Hannah Dickinson | liberationnews.org | 2021-01-21
Originally posted on Breaking the Chains. Working-class and oppressed women are bearing the brunt of the combined COVID and economic crises in the United States. December's jobs numbers produced shocking headlines throughout the mainstream media. CNN's headline read: "The US economy lost 140,000 jobs in December. All of them were held by women." A separate …
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With Yellen at Treasury, Can we Finally get a Progressive Carbon Tax?
The Conversation | juancole.com | 2021-01-21
By Rachel Kyte | — Janet Yellen is poised to be the next U.S. Treasury secretary, and her inbox will require every ounce of her vast experience to pilot the economy through a daunting confluence of challenges. How the U.S. manages the economic recovery from COVID-19, the financial risks from climate change and inequality together …
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Washington's 40-year North Korea Policy: Success or Failure?
Prof. Joseph H. Chung | globalresearch.ca | 2021-01-21
Washington's 40-year offensive policy of North Korean regime change has gone nowhere. | Bill Clinton created a chance of peace with North Korea in 1994 and he blew it. | George W. Bush accepted the 2005 agreement for peace, then, he threw …
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Medevac refugees released from torture centres, activists vow to continue the campaign
Pip Hinman | greenleft.org.au | 2021-01-21
The release of refugees from detention has given activists hope that there will be a change in policy. But, as Chloe DS writes, they won't stop organising until all refugees are released from onshore and offshore prisons and given permanent protection.
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In non-binding resolution, EU parliament calls for new anti-Russia sanctions in attempt to stop Nord Stream 2 over Navalny arrest
rt.com | 2021-01-21
An EU parliament resolution, backed by 581 MEPs out of 675 present, has directed its member states to ramp up sanctions against Russia to stop the Nord Stream 2 project "once and for all," linking it to Alexey Navalny's arrest. | The EU member states should take "an active stance" on the opposition figure's 30-day arrest in Russia. This is according to a non-binding resolution adopted on Thursday, with 581 votes in favor, 50 against and…
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In non-binding resolution, EU parliament calls for new anti-Russia sanctions that would stop Nord Stream 2 over Navalny's arrest
rt.com | 2021-01-21
An EU parliament resolution, backed by 581 MEPs out of 675 present, directs members to ramp up sanctions against Russia to stop the Nord Stream 2 project "once and for all," linking it to opposition figure Alexey Navalny's arrest. | The EU member states should take "an active stance" on Navalny's 30-day arrest in Russia. This is according to a non-binding resolution adopted on Thursday, with 581 votes in favor, 50 against and 44 abstenti…
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Politicians among 48 arrested in huge Italian bust on 'Ndrangheta mafia, hundreds of millions in cash seized
rt.com | 2021-01-21
Anti-mafia police carried out sweeping early-morning raids against Italy's most powerful mafia, the 'Ndrangheta, on Thursday, arresting 48 people and placing the leader of a political party under investigation. | Officers from the Direzione Investigativa AntiMafia (DIA) immediately jailed 13 people, while 35 were placed under house arrest, with multiple politicians, low-level mob bosses and businessmen among those detained, according to local media. | The crackdown on the organized crime syndicate, based in Calabria, southern Italy, primarily targeted the economic arm of its operations, which prosecutors said…
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Saturday 2/6: Article deadline for Slingshot issue #133
slingshot collective | indybay.org | 2021-01-21
Long Haul Infoshop – 3124 Shattuck Ave Berkeley – 510-540-0751…
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United States of America President Joseph Biden Inauguration Day Speech
From Speech Transcript – | indybay.org | 2021-01-21
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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Friday Deadline: Defend Oakland's Pesticide Ban!
Isis Feral | indybay.org | 2021-01-21
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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30 Kinds Of Hunting, Fishing Deaths and Injuries
Knowledge Protects | indybay.org | 2021-01-21
Accidents and diseases resulting from killing animals, birds, fishes…
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ENLACES de Red Latina sin fronteras 20.01.2021
reenvia Red Latina sin fronteras | indybay.org | 2021-01-21
ENLACES de Red Latina sin fronteras 20.01.2021 | comunicaciones e información para la liberación…
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Windows Broken, Graffiti Attack on south san francisco courthouse
anonymous autonomist | indybay.org | 2021-01-21
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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San Francisco ICE office attacked
anonymous | indybay.org | 2021-01-21
On January 18, as strong winds raged, 30+ anti-racists attacked the Immigration and Customs Enforcement office in San Francisco.
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Thursday 2/4: "Mother Jones" in Conversation w/ Rev. William Barber, Sharrelle Barber & Rebekah Barber
Mother Jones | indybay.org | 2021-01-21
Online event; open to the community…
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Saturday 2/20: EV 201: Finding the EV for Your Lifestyle
City of Sunnyvale | indybay.org | 2021-01-21
Free webinar, register below.
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Saturday 1/30: Carbon Neutral Portfolio: From Vision to Strategy
City of Sunnvale | indybay.org | 2021-01-21
Free webinar.
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President Biden Extends Student Loan Payment Freeze
Zachary Conti | indybay.org | 2021-01-21
President Biden will extend the freeze on student debt payments as one of his first executive actions after his inauguration.
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Thursday 1/21: SF BayView Editor Malik Washington Journalist Rights & Google Firing Of Dr. Timnit Gebru
WorkWeeek | indybay.org | 2021-01-21
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UC Places Initial Fencing Around People's Park, More to Come
Anonymous Park Defender | indybay.org | 2021-01-21
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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