Daily Archives: January 24, 2021

2021-01-24: News Headlines

Rivera Sun (2021-01-24). The Scale of Loss: 400,000 Dead. zcomm.org There is no flag large enough to cover the shame of our failure to limit the spread of COVID-19…

WSWS repost (2021-01-24). Facebook purges left-wing pages and individuals. indybay.org On Friday, Facebook carried out a purge of left-wing, antiwar and progressive Facebook pages and accounts, including members of the Socialist Equality Party. There must be a unified response by all left-wing organizations against this type of censorship. It is precisely in this situation that the historic slogan of the labor movement must be brought forward: "An injury to one is an injury to all!"

Caitlin Johnstone (2021-01-24). What Biden's Warmongering Will Actually Look Like. thealtworld.com There's a But…

sputniknews (2021-01-24). Asian, Black Patients More Likely to Die of COVID-19, Claims Study Probing Ethnicity-Linked Outcomes. sputniknews.com As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to rack up a death toll across the globe, with governments rolling out vaccination programmes in an effort to stop the spread of the respiratory disease, extensive research continues to probe the plethora of factors that are behind the different outcomes of the infection among diverse populations.

news.un (2021-01-24). Pandemic disruption to learning is an opportunity to reimagine, revitalize education. news.un.org To mark the third International Day of Education on Sunday, UN Secretary-General António Guterres paid tribute to the resilience of students, teachers and families in the face of the global COVID-19 pandemic that, at its peak, forced almost every school, institute and university to close its doors.

The Conversation (2021-01-24). Did America really Duck the Dark Night of Fascism? The delusion of normalcy that haunts the United States. juancole.com By Liam Kennedy | — The election of Joe Biden as the 46th president of the United States was received across much of the world with a mixture of relief and exuberance, though often laced with apprehension. A common theme in news headlines and Twitter feeds was that normal service was being resumed in the …

Oakland Privacy (2021-01-24). Wednesday 2/17: Oakland Privacy: Fighting Against the Surveillance State. indybay.org Email contact@oaklandprivacy.org a few days before the meeting to obtain Zoom meeting access info.

Cal Winslow (2021-01-24). The 1970s: Decade of the Rank and File. zcomm.org The 1970s were a high-water mark for the US labor movement, with work stoppages, wildcat strikes, and sit-downs spreading up and down the country, involving workers in all industries…

Chris Floyd (2021-01-24). Mad Dog Time. counterpunch.org In mid-January, Britain achieved the gruesome distinction of becoming the world leader in the Covid-19 death rate. No other nation is seeing a greater proportion of its people die of the disease, not even the Covidapalooza of the United States. It is now beyond any doubt that Boris Johnson's Tory government has been following a

Peter Bolton (2021-01-24). One of Trump's last moves as president was to embolden anti-vaxxer hysteria. thecanary.co The one-year anniversary of the outbreak of coronavirus (Covid-19)

F. William Engdahl (2021-01-24). Coronavirus Scandal Breaking in Merkel's Germany. False Positives and the Drosten PCR Test. globalresearch.ca First posted by Global Research on December 11, 2020 | The widely-praised German model of the Angela Merkel regime to deal with the COVID-19 pandemic is now engulfed in a series of potentially devastating scandals going to the very heart of …

Editor (2021-01-24). Intensification of Contradictions in the Empire: Election in the USA and Its Impacts. socialistproject.ca In his last interview (streamed live on November 6th, 2020), Leo Panitch spoke with the International Relations and Marxism Network (RIMA), in partnership with Chutando a Escada Podcast and PUC-Rio, about the escalation of contradictions in the empire, the US elections and their impact on global capitalism. The recent election in the USA has profound …

_____ (2021-01-24). Chris Hedges: State Of American Empire. popularresistance.org On the show this week, Chris Hedges talks to Professor Noam Chomsky, the pioneering linguist and prolific author of numerous seminal political works, about the state of the American Empire. | Professor Chomsky is the author of over 100 books, including 'The Fateful Triangle', 'Manufacturing Consent', 'Failed States' and 'Requiem for the American Dream', and America's most important intellectual. His new book, with Marv Waterstone, professor emeritus at the University of Arizona, is 'Consequences of Capitalism: Manufacturing Discontent and Resistance'.

Ali Salam (2021-01-25). Israeli Forces Shoot & Injure Farmer in Northern Gaza. imemc.org Israeli forces stationed at the northern border of the Gaza Strip opened fire at a Palestinian farmer working on his land in Beit Lahia, in northern Gaza, on Sunday afternoon, resulting in a gunshot wound in his head. The injured farmer was taken to the Indonesian Hospital in northern Gaza, where his wound was described …

Staff (2021-01-25). Islamic Official Shot and Killed in Israel. imemc.org On Sunday afternoon, a Palestinian official identified as Sheikh Muhammad Abu Najem, was shot and killed in the city of Jaffa, in the western part of Israel. The Hamas party issued a statement blaming Israel for the murder. Israeli police in Jaffa say they opened an investigation into the shooting, but have not identified any …

Colin Todhunter (2021-01-25). Farmers' Protests Reflect Existential Crisis of Indian Agriculture. dissidentvoice.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 …

MEE staff (2021-01-24). Israel allows US to deploy Iron Dome missile defence system in the Gulf: Report. middleeasteye.net Israel allows US to deploy Iron Dome missile defence system in the Gulf: Report | Israeli officials refuse to reveal in which countries the system will be deployed, according to Israeli newspaper | Sun, 01/24/2021 – 11: 21 | Report of US deal on Iron Domes comes against backdrop of Israel's normalisation accords with the UAE and Bahrain (AFP) | The United States is expected to soon begin deploying the Israeli-…

MEE staff (2021-01-24). UAE, Bahrain rulers on hunting trip to Pakistan amid Covid-19 pandemic: Reports. middleeasteye.net UAE, Bahrain rulers on hunting trip to Pakistan amid Covid-19 pandemic: Reports | Visit comes after deterioration in UAE relations with Islamabad heightened by differences over ties with Israel | Sun, 01/24/2021 – 12: 34 | Hunters kill the houbara bustard for sport and also because its meat is supposed to have aphrodisiac qualities (AFP) | The crown prince of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Bahrain's king a…

MEE and agencies (2021-01-24). Pirates kill sailor, kidnap 15, in attack on Turkish-owned ship off Nigeria. middleeasteye.net Pirates kill sailor, kidnap 15, in attack on Turkish-owned ship off Nigeria | Crew hide for six hours before attackers break into safe area of the cargo vessel | Sun, 01/24/2021 – 11: 38 | Nigerian special forces sail to intercept pirates during a multinational maritime exercise involving 33 countries off the coast of Lagos on 20 March 2019 (AFP) | Armed pirates attacked a Turkish cargo sh…

IMEMC News (2021-01-24). Israeli Colonists Attack Palestinian Journalists Near Hebron. imemc.org A group of fanatic illegal Israeli colonists attacked, on Saturday evening, Palestinian journalists who were documenting their seriously escalating violations, near Susiya illegal colony, south of Hebron city, in the southern part of the occupied West Bank. The WAFA Palestinian News Agency said the colonists attacked two of its journalists, identified as Mashhour al-Wihwah and …

IMEMC News (2021-01-24). Worker Dies After Soldiers Fired Gas Bombs, And Chased Palestinians Near Tulkarem. imemc.org A Palestinian worker died, on Sunday morning, near the illegal Annexation Wall, in Far'un village, south of the northern West Bank city of Tulkarem, after the soldiers chased many Palestinians and fired gas bombs at them. Palestinian medical sources said Fuad Sabti Jouda, 48, from Iraq at-Tayeh village, east of the northern West Bank city …

IMEMC News (2021-01-24). Soldiers Abduct Three Palestinians, Detonate Their Car, Near Jenin. imemc.org Israeli soldiers abducted, on Sunday at dawn, three Palestinians, and detonated their car, near Jenin, in northern West Bank. Montaser Sammour, the head of the Jenin office of the Palestinian Prisoners' Society (PPS) said the soldiers invaded Qabatia town, south of the city, before abducting Ahmad Abu ar-Rob, Jihad Abu ar-Rob, and Majdi Kamil. Sammour …

Bruce Campbell (2021-01-24). Fast Culture, Slow Culture. dissidentvoice.org A couple of years ago I experienced one of those quick flashes of insight that seem to come to us few and far between. I was cooking — I don't remember what was on the menu, but I was probably recovering from the stressors of the work day and had turned for solace to the …

IMEMC News (2021-01-24). Israeli Colonists Close Main Junction Near Bethlehem. imemc.org Many illegal fanatic Israeli colonists closed, on Saturday evening, the Gush Etzion Junction, south of Bethlehem, south of occupied Jerusalem in the West Bank, blocking Palestinian traffic. Eyewitnesses said the colonists gathered at the junction while carrying Israeli flags and chanting anti-Arab slogans. They added that the colonists blocked all Palestinian traffic on the main …

_____ (2021-01-24). Announcing The Finalists For The Kevin Zeese Emerging Activists Fund. popularresistance.org The Zeese Family is excited to announce the finalists for this years Kevin Zeese Emerging Activists Fund grant. This fund was put together quickly after the unexpected death of Kevin Zeese last September as a way to honor him and carry on his legacy. We thank all of you who donated to it. | The response to the fund was overwhelming with over 110 applicants from across the United States and around the world. This included both individual activists and front line organizations doing work for racial, economic and environmental justice and peace. The decision was difficult to make, but the family was able to narrow i…

Juan Cole (2021-01-24). Why is False News about Iran All Right? No, Khamenei didn't Threaten Trump on Golf Course, and no, his Twitter account wasn't Banned. juancole.com Ann Arbor (Informed Comment) — No, Ayatollah Ali Khameni's twitter account did not carry an image of Donald Trump being droned on a golf course, and no, his twitter account was not canceled. A small twitter account run by unknown persons with only 8,000 followers posted the image of someone (it wasn't a picture of …

Partner Program (2021-01-24). Moving the Bar: My Life as a Radical Lawyer — Michael Ratner. theanalysis.news Michael Ratner (1943—2016) was one of America's leading human rights lawyers. Michael won the seminal case in the Supreme Court guaranteeing the right of habeas corpus to Guantanamo detainees. From the torture of prisoners after 911 to the massive racial profiling by the New York Police Department, Michael's voice and vision continue to resonate. His last case, which he worked on until he died, was representing Julian Assange, the editor of WikiLeaks. In a series of interviews with attorneys who knew Michael's work, Law and Disorder hosts Heidi Boghosian and Michael Smith interviewed some of Michael Ratner'

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

_____ (2021-01-24). The Solutions We Seek Exist With We, The People. popularresistance.org Traditionally, indigenous communities did not measure time in a linear way. Everything was cyclic. | All motion is cyclic. It circulates to the limits of its possibilities and then returns to its starting point. What is not resolved will reappear on subsequent rotations around the sun. | Now, as we settle into the winter months, comes the time for reflection and introspection. We may be grateful for the victories of the past year, but we must also build strength and energy for what is to come. We are still in the darkness of the tunnel and cannot see the light ahead. Behind us is 245 years of a failed colonial pr…

Indigenous Environmental Network & partners (2021-01-24). Tuesday 1/26: Climate Crisis: Digital Rally to Build Back Fossil Free w/ Indigenous Frontline Leaders. indybay.org Virtual Rally…

sputniknews (2021-01-24). UK Scientists Question Johnson's Warning That 'British' COVID-19 Strain Is More Deadly. sputniknews.com UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson stated on Friday that there was "some evidence" to indicate that the new coronavirus strain found in December 2020 in England is not only more infectious, but "may be associated with a higher degree of mortality," one of many contradictory statements from top officials on the new variant over the past month.

Peter Koenig (2021-01-24). Why Donald Trump Had to Go. He's Not a Globalist. globalresearch.ca There is an agenda. A huge agenda. It is a Globalist agenda that is in the process of inflicting gigantic harm to humanity. It is called Covid-19 — The Great Reset, issued by the World Economic Forum (WEF), authored by …

NOW & Black Women's Blueprint (2021-01-24). Thursday 1/28: 323 Days of COVID: The Lasting Impact on Women w/ NOW & Black Women's Blueprint. indybay.org Online event…

NAACP (2021-01-24). Wednesday 1/27: First 100 Days: Racial Divides, COVID & the Black Community Town Hall w/ NAACP. indybay.org Online/virtual town hall…

Makia Freeman (2021-01-24). The mRNA COVID Vaccine Is Not a Vaccine. globalresearch.ca First posted by Global Research on January 15, 2021 | It's NOT a vaccine. The mRNA COVID vaccine now being militarily deployed in many nations around the world, is NOT a vaccine. I repeat: it is not a vaccine. It is …

Peter Koenig (2021-01-24). The Coronavirus Vaccine: The Real Danger is "Agenda ID2020" globalresearch.ca WHO has most likely received orders from "above", from those people who also manage Trump and the "leaders" (sic) of the EU, European Union. The final decision to go ahead NOW with COVID-19 pandemic, was taken in January 2020 at the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos – behind very much closed doors.

Michael Welch (2021-01-24). A Life Saving Hope or Death Defying Jab? Three Perspectives on the Experimental COVID Vaccine. globalresearch.ca "I believe that people should be aware that side effects can happened, that it is not good for everyone and in this case destroyed a beautiful life, a perfect family, and has affected so many people in the community. …

yenisafak (2021-01-24). Portugal goes to the polls amid lockdown. yenisafak.com Polls opened in Portugal's presidential elections on Sunday morning as the country faces record-high levels of COVID-19 deaths and infections.The country has been under lockdown for 10 days, and the epidemiological situation continues to worsen.On Saturday, the Health Ministry reported 15,133 new infections and 274 more deaths — the highest figures for both since the pandemic began.Lockdown exceptions are being granted for people to leave their homes to cast ballots on Sunday.Portugal's president has no legislative powers, but can dissolve parliament and call new elections.The incumbent Marcelo Rebelo de So…

Paul Jay (2021-01-24). Is the Biden Plan Big Enough? Why is Wall St. OK with a Higher Deficit? — Bob Pollin. theanalysis.news Working families are suffering, is the Biden plan big enough? Why doesn't Wall St. fear inflation or a drop in the US dollar? Bob Pollin on theAnalysis.news with Paul Jay.

Peter Koenig (2021-01-24). We Are at War. globalresearch.ca We, the common people, are at war against an ever more authoritarian and tyrannical elitist Globalist system, reigned by a small group of multi-billionaires, that planned already decades ago to take power over the people, to control them. That's why vaccination is needed to inject us with transgenic substances that may change our DNA…

yenisafak (2021-01-24). Defense official resigns for early virus shot in Spain. yenisafak.com Spain's chief of defense staff resigned following a controversy that saw him getting the coronavirus vaccine by breaking the vaccination protocol, according to media reportsGeneral Miguel Angel Villarroya submitted his resignation to Defense Minister Margarita and it was accepted.In his resignation letter, he said he had honestly served Spain throughout his 45-year military career.His resignation comes on the heels of a scandal about Spanish military and political officials getting early vaccinations supposedly reserved for health workers and residents in retirement homes.Since December 2019, the pandemic has cla…

Sophia Purdy-Moore (2021-01-24). The Tory blame game is vile. We can't let them get away with it. thecanary.co In the latest instalment of the Tory blame game, the government has blamed

_____ (2021-01-24). Cheaper Solar Power Means Low-income Families Can Also Benefit. popularresistance.org Until recently, rooftop solar panels were a clean energy technology that only wealthy Americans could afford. But prices have dropped, thanks mostly to falling costs for hardware, as well as price declines for installation and other "soft" costs. | Today hundreds of thousands of middle-class households across the U.S. are turning to solar power. But households with incomes below the median for their areas remain less likely to go solar. These low- and moderate-income households face several roadblocks to solar adoption, including cash constraints, low rates of home ownership and language barriers. | Our team of r…

_____ (2021-01-24). Home Rule For London. popularresistance.org The Labour Party became the largest political force in inner London—the area then covered by the London County Council (LCC)—in 1919, and it has remained so for a century, a 'heartland' at least as crucial as the North East or South Wales. | Labour's first twenty years as the major party of the capital saw a pitched battle between its left and centre, which the centre eventually won. But that battle was along lines that are deeply unfamiliar today, with the 'centre' standing firmly for nationalisation, council housing, and pacifism. Given that inner London has been Labour's most enduring success, we w…

_____ (2021-01-24). Revisiting The Popular Front. popularresistance.org Above photo: Paul Robeson, in 1942, leads Oakland shipyard workers in the singing of the National Anthem. National Archives. Celebrating the lives of Paul Robeson and Anne Braden. The artist must take sides. He must elect to fight for freedom or slavery. I have made my choice. I had no alternative. Paul Robeson, 1937. …there …

_____ (2021-01-24). Chicago Schools Chief Threatens To Lock Out Teachers Who Don't Return. popularresistance.org As Chicago educators continue to vote on a Chicago Teachers Union (CTU) resolution in support of teaching remotely, and to strike only in the event of retaliation from the school district, Chicago Public Schools (CPS) CEO Janice Jackson reiterated at a Friday news conference that such an action "would constitute a strike." | Although Jackson insisted, "We're not locking teachers out," indications are that CPS officials will cut educators off from their district-provided Google accounts, preventing them from teaching remotely. This has already been done to dozens of teachers in the district, to which the CTU has r…

_____ (2021-01-24). Why Calling Israel An Apartheid State Is Not Enough. popularresistance.org B'Tselem, a leading human rights group in Israel, recently released a report concluding that Israel is an apartheid state, with a regime of Jewish supremacy stretching from the Jordan River to the Mediterranean Sea. | The report found that Israel meets the definition of apartheid under international law, which defines apartheid as "inhuman acts committed for the purpose of establishing and maintaining domination by one racial group of persons over any other racial group of persons and systematically oppressing them". | The report received widespread international media attention and was described as a "watershed"

Nasim Ahmed (2021-01-24). Israel is an apartheid state, says B'Tselem. zcomm.org Time to ditch the IHRA definition of anti-Semitism?

Michael Albert (2021-01-24). Strategy: Some Key Strategic Issues. zcomm.org We are not reformists where each effort exists unto itself. We are seeking a new society. Each effort either contributes to that, or it has fallen short…

Mike Giglio (2021-01-24). What's Next for the Militias? zcomm.org The Capitol riot has forced a reckoning inside America's militant groups…

Pip Hinman (2021-01-24). Community rallies for an end to the genocide on Tigray. greenleft.org.au Western Australia's Tigrean community organised a second rally on January 22 against the Ethiopian government's war on the Tigray province. Alex Salmon reports.

Tony Norman (2021-01-24). Land of Hope and Dreams Revisited. commondreams.org 'You could almost hear the applause coming from every other house up and down our American streets' | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Linda McQuaig (2021-01-24). Bare-Knuckle Capitalism has No Place in Nursing Homes. commondreams.org www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Rebecca White (2021-01-24). Burning Questions About the Future of Pacific Northwest Forests. commondreams.org Climate change has played an overarching role in the blazes, but a perfect storm of government mismanagement — privatization, lax enforcement, and outright corruption — has contributed a major share | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Prof Michel Chossudovsky (2021-01-24). The 2020 Worldwide Corona Crisis: Destroying Civil Society, Engineered Economic Depression, Global Coup d'État and the "Great Reset" globalresearch.ca We are at the crossroads of one of the most serious crises in modern history. We are living history, yet our understanding of the flow of events since January 2020 has been blurred. Worldwide, people have been misled both by their governments and the media.

Colin Todhunter (2021-01-24). Dystopian "Great Reset": "Own Nothing and Be Happy", Being Human in 2030. globalresearch.ca First published by Global Research on November 9, 2020 | The World Economic Forum's (WEF) annual meeting at the end of January in Davos, Switzerland, brings together international business and political leaders, economists and other high-profile individuals to discuss global issues. …

Feed The Hungry (2021-01-24). Time To Require The Richest To Pay For Nonviolent Food For the Poorest. indybay.org Our 1st priority: feeding the hungry, sheltering the homeless with nonviolent food…

Center for Biological Diversity (2021-01-24). Thursday 1/28: "Vigneto: Yes or No?": Endangered San Pedro River and Q&A w/ Filmmaker Dina Kagan. indybay.org Online screening & panel discussion…

Admirer (2021-01-24). Hank Aaron who surpassed Babe Ruth in homeruns has gone on. indybay.org Early pioneer of sports integration, home run king, who inspired fans for 30 years, Hank Aaron has gone on at the age of 86.

Direct Action Everywhere (2021-01-24). Joe Biden's Presidency Should Be One To Take on Animal Ag. indybay.org When Joe Biden was giving his Super Tuesday victory speech, our activists jumped to the stage and asked him to #LetDairyDie.

DSASF, International Solidarity Cmte (2021-01-24). Monday 1/25: Yemen Car/Bike Caravan-Global Day of Action. indybay.org Meet at 444 Spear St…

Lothar Galow-Bergemann and Ernst Lohoff (2021-01-24). Why capitalism compels renunciation and we could work less. indybay.org The corona and climate crises demonstrate how 'our economy' is failing before the existential challenges of the time. Eternal growth, maximum profit and rising share prices are the lifeblood of the economy. Without them, it immediately begins to crumble. The climate crisis reveals that growth programmed for infinity will amount to the destruction of the planet in the medium rather than the long term.

Robert Norse (2021-01-24). Two Victories on January 20th: San Lorenzo Park Residents and RV Dwellers on Riverside. indybay.org Joint community direct action and legal pressure prompted two victories this last week for unhoused folks in Santa Cruz. In-person physical support on Riverside St. and at San Lorenzo temporarily thwarted the standard "move out and hide out" strategy of both the Public Works Department and City Manager Martin Bernal.

Revolution Books (2021-01-24). Sunday 1/31: Giant Book Sale (New & Used) to Benefit the Revolution Tour. indybay.org Revolution Books, 2444 Durant Ave. Berkeley CA 94704…

sputniknews (2021-01-24). Kremlin Spokesman Blasts US Embassy for Statements About Unauthorised Protests in Russia. sputniknews.com PETROPAVLOVSK-KAMCHATSKIY, Russia (Sputnik) – Russian presidential spokesman Dmitry Peskov has described the statements by the US embassy on Saturday's unauthorised protests in Russia as interference in the country's domestic affairs.

sputniknews (2021-01-24). China Authorises Coast Guard to Fire on Foreign Vessels as US Sends Carrier Strike Group to Region. sputniknews.com On Sunday, a US carrier strike group led by the USS Theodore Roosevelt entered the South China Sea for "routine operations." Earlier, Japan issued a rebuke of China's claims in the strategic body of water. The Pentagon reciprocated by promising to protect the Senkakus — the East China Sea islands controlled by Tokyo but also claimed by Beijing.

sputniknews (2021-01-24). UK Firms Reportedly Urged to Set Up EU Bases to Dodge Post-Brexit 'Administrative Nightmare'. sputniknews.com Earlier reports said that companies exporting to the European Union were under pressure as they grappled with new border controls, import taxes, and additional customs paperwork post-Brexit, with turnaround and transit times impacted.

Adam Dick (2021-01-24). Anthony Fauci Joins the Long List of People Incapacitated by Coronavirus Vaccine. globalresearch.ca Anthony Fauci, the director of the United States government's National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, told reporters Thursday that he was "knocked out" for about 24 hours after, on Tuesday, taking the second dose of experimental coronavirus vaccine. Fauci …

Prof Michel Chossudovsky (2021-01-24). US Never Ending Wars: Thirty Years Ago, America's "First War" against Iraq. globalresearch.ca Thirty years ago. The so-called "Gulf War" (Iraq War I) was launched against Iraq on January 17, 1991. | Extensive crimes against humanity have been committed. | On January 16, President George H. Walker Bush announced the start of what was called …

John W. Whitehead (2021-01-24). Keep Swinging for Justice and Freedom: The Legacy of Hammerin' Hank Aaron. globalresearch.ca "My motto was always to keep swinging. Whether I was in a slump or feeling badly or having trouble off the field, the only thing to do was keep swinging."—Hank Aaron | My father, a rabid St. Louis Cardinals fan, listened …

yenisafak (2021-01-24). Groups call for focus on Rohingya education in Bangladesh. yenisafak.com A collective of rights groups and civil society organizations has called for greater focus on education of Rohingya refugees and rehabilitation of academic institutes in areas where they are being hosted in Bangladesh."Although Rohingya children aged 6-14 years have been included in the non-formal education program initiated by the government of Bangladesh and various organizations, 83% of adolescents and youth aged 15-24 years do not participate in any education program," Cox's Bazar CSO-NGO Forum said in a statement on Saturday.The southeastern Bangladeshi city of Cox's Bazar is home to over 1.2 million Rohingy…

yenisafak (2021-01-24). Kuwaiti ruler reappoints ex-premier to form new gov't. yenisafak.com Kuwait's Emir Nawaf Al-Ahmad Al-Sabah on Sunday reassigned the nation's caretaker prime minister to form a new government, according to the official KUNA news agency.The reappointment came six days after Sabah Al-Khaled al-Sabah tendered his government's resignation on Jan. 18 after a dispute with parliament.Several ministers in the previous government tendered their resignations en masse two weeks ago, after lawmakers sought to grill the premier over what they described as "constitutional violations."*Bassel Barakat contributed to this report from Ankara…

yenisafak (2021-01-24). Rohingya case may face delay at The Hague. yenisafak.com A final decision at the UN's top court in the legal battle against Myanmar for the alleged genocide of Rohingya Muslims could be delayed, as the International Court of Justice (ICJ) is first set to rule on objections filed by Myanmar.A legal summary prepared by the New York-based Global Justice Center, shared with Anadolu Agency, stated that Myanmar has raised objections over whether the western African country of Gambia was eligible to file the November 2019 case alleging that Myanmar's atrocities against the Rohingya in Rakhine state violate the Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genoci…

yenisafak (2021-01-24). Europe concerned over detention of protesters in Russia. yenisafak.com The EU and European countries on Saturday raised their concern over the detention of people in Russia protesting the arrest of Russian opposition politician Alexey Navalny.Tens of thousands of people on Saturday gathered in Russia to protest Navalny's detention, demanding his immediate release.Many people supporting Navalny were detained in the country while police intervened the protestors harshly."Following unfolding events in #Russia with concern. I deplore widespread detentions, disproportionate use of force, cutting down internet and phone connections," Josep Borrell, the EU foreign policy chief, said on Twi…

yenisafak (2021-01-24). Prolonged closure of schools in Africa sparks fear of setbacks. yenisafak.com In a setback that may have long-term consequences, the prolonged closure of schools in Africa due to virus-related restrictions has hampered children's learning, according to a UN official.Speaking to Anadolu Agency, Rajat Madhok, the chief of communication advocacy and partnerships at the UNICEF office in Rwanda, said there are fears that schools' prolonged closure due to coronavirus may lead students to drop out of school.He added: "Without the safety net that schools often provide, students are more vulnerable to abuse, including child labor and sexual violence."Saying that it is unfortunate that children in K…

yenisafak (2021-01-24). Twelve Hashd al-Shaabi members killed in Daesh attack. yenisafak.com Militia group commander Abu Alia al-Hasnawi was among those killed by the 22nd Brigade in the attack. Iraq Joint Operations Command extended condolences for the killing of the commander.At least 32 people were killed Thursday in twin suicide bombings claimed by Daesh/ISIS in Baghdad.

Dirk Adriaensens (2021-01-24). Iraq: Biggest Corruption Scandal in History. globalresearch.ca In her article "Iraq's century of humiliation in the globalised age", Aneela Shahzad writes: | "In May 2020, the Special Representative of Secretary General for the UN Assistance Mission for Iraq announced that the poverty rate in Iraq would double to …

Rod Driver (2021-01-24). The Illusion of Democracy: Power and Secrecy. globalresearch.ca In 2003, millions of people protested against the invasion of Iraq. If Britain and the US had genuine democracies, where the views of ordinary people matter, the invasion, slaughter and torture in Iraq would not have happened. Our governments ignored …

Abdul Rahman (2021-01-24). The people want the fall of the regime: What lies behind the protests in Tunisia? peoplesdispatch.org In the 10 years since the Arab Spring, while democracy has functioned in Tunisia at a procedural level, it has not met the aspirations of the people, especially the youth…

Steven Sahiounie (2021-01-24). Double Suicide Bombing: Baghdad Blast Responsibility in Question. globalresearch.ca A deadly double suicide bombing ripped through a second-hand clothing market in Tayaran Square, located in Bab Al-Sharqi commercial district of Baghdad on Thursday. Hassan Mohammed Al-Tamimi, Iraq's Health Minister, said at least 32 people were killed and 110 others …

Jim Hightower (2021-01-24). The Other Capitol Mob: How the Billionaires funded the Insurrection. juancole.com Much to the embarrassment of major corporations, their political donations were traced to the mayhem of January 6. ( Otherwords.org ) — You can't poke into any issue in Congress without stumbling over sacks full of corporate campaign donations. The recent eruption of pro-Trump mob violence inside the U.S. Capitol exposed boodles of that special …

Peoples Dispatch (2021-01-24). Slovenian artists and political activists protest targeting of cultural space in Ljubljana. peoplesdispatch.org The inhabitants of the Autonomous Rog Factory were evicted on January 19. The abandoned factory had been taken over by activists and artists over a decade ago and converted into a community space for alternative cultural and social initiatives…

Joachim Hagopian (2021-01-24). One World Governance and the Council on Foreign Relations. "We Shall have World Government… by Conquest or Consent." globalresearch.ca The fact is the Council on Foreign Relations has been controlling US foreign policy for almost a century, and chief among its most obvious agendas has been building and maintaining US Empire's global unipolar hegemony and military strength at all cost.

James O'Neill (2021-01-24). A Classic Example of Biased Political Reporting. dissidentvoice.org The Sydney Morning Herald has always been regarded as a reasonably responsible newspaper. Although editorially it was generally a supporter of the misnamed Liberal Party, its opinion pieces generally try to pursue an open mind. Its editorial commentary of course generally favoured one side of the political divide rather than the other. The writers were …

WSWS (2021-01-23). Who is responsible for Canada's second, deadlier, wave of COVID-19? wsws.org So as to ensure Canada's ruling elite continues to accumulate obscene wealth, the federal Liberal and provincial governments have sabotaged implementation of the measures urgently needed to halt the spread of COVID-19.

Rivera Sun (2021-01-23). The Scale of Loss: 400,000 Dead. commondreams.org www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

WSWS (2021-01-23). Facebook purges left-wing pages and individuals. wsws.org On Friday, Facebook carried out a purge of left-wing, antiwar and progressive Facebook pages and accounts, including members of the Socialist Equality Party.

Joshua Cho (2021-01-23). Corporate Media's leaked Chinese documents confirm China didn't hide COVID-19. mronline.org Several reports on China's response to the COVID-19 pandemic came out late last year, based on what U.S. outlets like CNN, the New York Times and ProPublica claimed to be leaked Chinese documents. Although these reports implied that China was responsible for how bad the pandemic has been because of its downplaying of numbers and …

WSWS (2021-01-23). Vote "no" on the sellout agreement at Hunts Point! Form rank-and-file committees to expand the strike! wsws.org The Socialist Equality Party urges workers at Hunts Point Produce market in the Bronx to reject any deal between the Teamsters and the employers to shut down the strike.

Prof. Marjorie Cohn (2021-01-23). Police Killings in America: Eric Garner's Mother Says We Must Push for Justice that Her Son Didn't Receive. globalresearch.ca The mother of Eric Garner, who was brutally murdered by New York City police officers applying a chokehold as he pleaded "I can't breathe," testified this week before the

Joe Glenton (2021-01-23). Echoes of Afghanistan: We need to talk about the UK troops in Mali. thecanary.co Over 300 UK troops have been deployed to Mali under a UN mandate. The situation is volatile, the mission is confused, and serious questions have been raised about equipment. Yet very little had been said in the press. The troops were deployed without much fanfare and the UK media has said remarkably little about the mission | Mali conflict | The conflict in Mali has been ongoing since 2012 with the French — a former colonial ruler — intervening militarily in

The Canary (2021-01-23). Scientists warn against lifting lockdown amid 'more deadly' mutant coronavirus strain. thecanary.co Scientists have warned there can be no early easing of lockdown rules after evidence that the mutant coronavirus variant which emerged in the South East of England may be more deadly than the original strain.Mortality rates: Boris Johnson has appealed to people to stay home and follow the rules after he revealed the new variant may be associated with "a higher degree of mortality".He also said the government could have to bring in further restrictions on travel. This was following a warning that other new variants found in South Africa and Brazil may be more resistant to the vaccines that have been develop…

The Canary (2021-01-23). Thousands call on Home Office to shut barracks housing refugees amid coronavirus outbreak. thecanary.co 120 people have reportedly tested positive for coronavirus (Covid-19) at a military barracks housing refugees in Kent. The outbreak has sparked fears of a health crisis.Around 400 people are living at Napier Barracks in Folkestone, Kent, which means that over 1 in 4 residents could be infected. The virus outbreak has added to concerns over conditions at the barracks."Unbearable": Residents, many of whom have crossed the English Channel in small boats, have described it as "unbearable". They say social distancing is impossible at the facility.Earlier in January, many residents went on hunger strike in prote…

Staff (2021-01-23). Why Supporting Families Who Have Abortions Later in Pregnancy Is My Life's Work. truthout.org When Chrissy Teigen and John Legend

Noam Chomsky (2021-01-23). Investigate Neoliberal Leaders Who Failed to Protect Us From COVID-19. socialistproject.ca 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 …

RT (2021-01-23). German right-wing AfD party goes to court ahead of reported designation as 'suspected' extremist group. rt.com Germany's right-wing Alternative for Germany (AfD) party has filed two lawsuits against the nation's domestic security service that is reportedly about to designate it a "suspected" extremist group ahead of national elections. | The party has filed two legal complaints and two emergency motions against the Federal Office for the Protection of the Constitution — a domestic security agency known as BfV — the German dpa news agency reported. The move followed a series of media reports suggesting that BfV could formally declare the whole party a suspected extremist organization. | Such status would allow…

Anand Naidoo (2021-01-23). The Heat: Biden administration's COVID-19 plan. america.cgtn.com U.S. President Biden laid out his plan to fight the coronavirus pandemic but warns things will get worse before they get better.

Staff (2021-01-23). Chicago Teachers Are Voting on Whether to Defy City's Divisive Reopening Plans. truthout.org This story was originally published at Delegates of the Chicago Teachers Union have just sent a referendum to members: Shall we all work remotely starting Monday, January 25? | That's the date when many were assigned to return to schools. If the district retaliates, delegates will reconvene to take a strike vote. | The plan was voted up by a large majority in an emerge…

Staff (2021-01-23). New Toolkit Tallies Up Victories and Summarizes Strategies to Defund the Police. truthout.org In June of 2020,

RT (2021-01-23). Stay silent, please! France's Academy of Medicine advises people to 'avoid talking' on public transport to stop spread of Covid-19. rt.com The French National Academy of Medicine has urged people to quit the chatter on packed buses and trains, where social distancing is impossible. The country's health minister earlier asked everyone to wear better quality masks. | "The compulsory mask-wearing on public transport, where physical distance cannot be respected, must be paired with a very simple precaution: avoid talking and making phone calls," the Academy said in a statement. | The Academy updated its recommendations in light of the more transmissible coronavirus mutations that were discovered in Britain and South Africa. | The High Council of Publ…

RT (2021-01-23). 'Catastrophically wrong': German court declares regional lockdown UNCONSTITUTIONAL in 'politically explosive' decision. rt.com A German district court has declared a strict lockdown imposed by the government of the central state of Thuringia last spring unconstitutional, as it acquitted a person accused of violating it. | A trivial case about a man violating strict German lockdown rules by celebrating a birthday with his friends has ended up in a decision the German media described as "politically explosive." A district court in the city of Weimar did not just acquit the defendant but also stated that the authorities themselves breached Germany's basic law. | Thuringia's spring lockdown was a "catastrophically wrong political decision…

RT (2021-01-23). Welsh Tory leader caves in & resigns after flouting Covid-19 drinks ban. rt.com Having a few drinks with fellow politicians at the Senedd has cost Paul Davies of the Welsh Conservatives his leadership position. He announced his resignation on Saturday, a day after refusing to do so. | Davies insisted that his consumption of alcohol at the Welsh Parliament did not constitute a breach of Covid-19 restrictions, and that his decision to resign was motivated by a wish to avoid "distraction" from criticizing the Labour-led government of the country, which the scandal caused. | "For the sake of my party, my health and my own conscience, I simply cannot continue in post," he said. | Paul Davies'

RT (2021-01-23). Farewell and thank you, Larry King, a man from an era of more civil, respectful and insightful journalism. rt.com RT is paying tribute to talk show legend Larry King, whose distinguished career served us a reminder of simpler times when questioning entrenched beliefs and listening to those you don't agree with was considered a virtue. | The entire field of broadcast media is shaped to its core by the gold standard that he established, and the debt owed him by all practitioners of his craft can never be repaid in full. | Larry attained national prominence as host of 'The Larry King Show', taking calls from listeners across the country and giving every last caller a fair hearing; he challenged them, he consoled them, and by…

Manlio Dinucci (2021-01-23). 30 years ago/U.S. imperialism provoked war with Iraq. workers.org Published Jan. 15 in Il Manifesto. Translation: John Catalinotto. At 2: 20 a.m. on Jan. 17, 1991 (Gulf time), U.S. helicopters penetrated Iraqi territory, destroying two radar stations with Hellfire missiles. Immediately afterwards, Tomahawk cruise missiles and F-117A stealth fighters struck other nerve centers, blinding the air defenses of the capital. . . . |

John W. Whitehead (2021-01-23). Keep Swinging for Justice and Freedom: The Legacy of Hammerin' Hank Aaron. dissidentvoice.org "My motto was always to keep swinging. Whether I was in a slump or feeling badly or having trouble off the field, the only thing to do was keep swinging." — Hank Aaron My father, a rabid St. Louis Cardinals fan, listened to virtually all their ball games on the radio from our home in …

MEE and agencies (2021-01-23). Eleven Iraqi fighters killed in IS attack: Security sources. middleeasteye.net Eleven Iraqi fighters killed in IS attack: Security sources | Members of the Hashd al-Shaabi force ambushed near Tikrit just two days after Islamic State suicide bombing in Baghdad market killed 32 | Sat, 01/23/2021 – 21: 06 | An Iraqi Hashd al-Shaabi fighter inspects the site of an IS attack on a unit of the paramilitary force in Mukaishefah, 180km north of Baghdad, 3 May 2020 (AFP) | At…

MEE and agencies (2021-01-23). Turkish appeals court overturns acquittals in Gezi trial. middleeasteye.net Turkish appeals court overturns acquittals in Gezi trial | Court documents say some evidence not included in reasoning for surprise original verdicts over 2013 protests | Sat, 01/23/2021 – 13: 14 | Osman Kavala has remained in jail over charges related to a failed 2016 coup attempt despite the European Court of Human Rights calling for his release (AFP) | A Turkish appeals court has overtu…

Suadad al-Salhy (2021-01-23). Kadhimi responds to Baghdad attack by sacking security officials and angering rivals. middleeasteye.net Kadhimi responds to Baghdad attack by sacking security officials and angering rivals | Opponents and allies alike tell MEE the Iraqi prime minister appears to be using terror attack to cement control of the security services | Sat, 01/23/2021 – 18: 25 | A man mourns at the coffin of a man killed in a twin suicide bombing attack in a central Baghdad market, at a funeral in Najaf (Reuters) | Th…

MEE and agencies (2021-01-23). Explosion heard in Riyadh as Saudi Arabia intercepts 'hostile target'. middleeasteye.net Explosion heard in Riyadh as Saudi Arabia intercepts 'hostile target' | Capital's King Khaled International Airport reports number of flight delays, but unclear if these were linked to incident | Sat, 01/23/2021 – 14: 38 | It is rare for drones and missiles launched by the Houthis to reach Riyadh, about 700km from the Yemeni border (File pic/AFP) | Saudi Arabia intercepted a "hostile targe…

IMEMC News (2021-01-23). Israeli Military Attacks Palestinian Protesters in Kufur Qaddoum. imemc.org Israeli soldiers attacked the weekly Friday protest in Kufur Qaddoum village, east of Qalqilia in the northern part of the West Bank. The soldiers used tear gas and rubber-coated steel bullets to attack the demonstrators. One teen was shot in the hand by a rubber-coated steel bullet and had to be taken to a nearby …

IMEMC News (2021-01-23). Israeli Army Injures Fifteen Palestinians Near Nablus. imemc.org Israeli soldiers attacked, Friday, the nonviolent procession in Beit Dajan village, east of the northern West Bank city of Nablus, and injured sixteen Palestinians, in addition to causing dozens to suffer the effects of teargas inhalation. The Palestinians marched from the village heading towards their lands, where illegal Israeli colonists installed an outpost, three months …

Don Fitz (2021-01-23). Do You Remember Cuba's Dedication to Angola? dissidentvoice.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 …

IMEMC News (2021-01-23). Palestinian Villagers Foil Attack By Israeli Colonists South Of Nablus. imemc.org Palestinian villagers of the al-Lubban ash-Sharqiya village, south of the northern West Bank city of Nablus, managed to foil an attack by a group of illegal Israeli colonists, who attempted to invade their community. The WAFA Palestinian News Agency said the residents noticed the colonists gathering near the entrance of the village, before they started …

Ed Childs (2021-01-23). 'We neutralized the fascists,' says veteran union organizer. workers.org Excerpts taken from the Jan. 14 webinar,"Workers Can Defeat Fascism and Racism," sponsored by Workers World Party, moderated by Ted Kelly. Ed Childs spoke from the WWP Boston branch. To view the entire panel discussion, go to youtu.be/d9_NDIKT0vw. Ted Kelly: What are the root causes of these neo-fascist insurgencies that . . . |

Eds. (2021-01-23). Anger grows within Labour over role of ex-Israeli military intelligence official. mronline.org Senior figures raise concerns over appointment of Assaf Kaplan, who formerly served in unit accused of blackmailing Palestinian civilians.

IMEMC News (2021-01-23). Israeli Colonists Attack Palestinian Homes Near Hebron. imemc.org Many fanatic Israeli colonists, illegally squatting on Palestinian lands, attacked Palestinian homes, on Friday afternoon, in the Tawamin community, east of Yatta town, south of the southern West Bank city of Hebron. Local sources said the colonists attacked the homes, and tried to invade them, before the locals intercepted them. They added that the colonists …

IMEMC News (2021-01-23). Dozens Of Palestinians Injured In Beit Hanoun Explosion. imemc.org Updated: The Interior Ministry in Gaza has reported that dozens of Palestinians were injured, on Saturday morning, in an explosion, east of Beit Hanoun, in northern Gaza. The Ministry said the causes of the explosion are still under investigation and added that the medics moved at least 27 Palestinians to the Indonesian Hospital, in northern …

Cira Pascual Marquina (2021-01-23). Realizing the dream of Communal Cities: A conversation with Jennifer Lemus and José Luis Sifontes. mronline.org Spokespeople from one of Venezuela's flagship communes discuss the building of a communal city and the path towards Chávez's communal state.

The Conversation (2021-01-23). Despite Uneventful Inauguration, US could face a simmering, chronic domestic terror problem. juancole.com By Luis De la Calle | — After President Joe Biden took office on Jan. 20, 2021 without any violent incidents, many in the United States and worldwide breathed a sigh of relief. The respite may be brief. The ingredients that led an incensed pro-Trump mob to break into the Capitol and plant pipe bombs …

Alon Ben-Meir (2021-01-23). Israel Shows No Moral Tenet: Justice for Mohammed El-Halabi. dissidentvoice.org Israel's continued treatment of Palestinian political prisoners is unconscionable. Mohammed El Halabi, an aid worker from Gaza, has been in prison for four years while he awaits his trial; this is nothing short of cruel absurdity. He has been forced before the court over 150 times, many of those appearances secret, without word of when …

IMEMC News (2021-01-23). Several Palestinians Injured In Beit Hanoun Explosion. imemc.org The Interior Ministry in Gaza has reported that many Palestinians were injured, on Saturday morning, in an explosion, east of Beit Hanoun, in northern Gaza. The Ministry said the causes of the explosion are still under investigation and added that the medics moved eight Palestinians to the Indonesian Hospital, in northern Gaza. The explosion caused …

IMEMC News (2021-01-23). Palestinian Journalist Released After Seven Months in Prison Without Charges. imemc.org Israeli military authorities, which govern the Palestinians in the West Bank under martial law, released Palestinian journalist Mujahed al-Saadi Friday after he was imprisoned for seven months without charges. Al-Saadi was held in so-called 'administrative detention', a euphemism used by Israeli authorities used when they hold Palestinians for extended periods with no charges against them. He …

Tania Siddiqi (2021-01-23). To fight fascism: 'Political education is crucial for people'. workers.org Excerpts taken from the Jan. 14 webinar,"Workers Can Defeat Fascism and Racism," sponsored by Workers World Party, moderated by Ted Kelly. Tania Siddiqui spoke from the WWP Houston branch. To view the entire panel discussion, go to youtu.be/d9_NDIKT0vw. Ted Kelly: Comrades, I wanted to talk about why the bourgeoisie needs . . . |

Reese Erlich (2021-01-23). Can Biden roll back Trump's escalation and end catastrophic Yemen War? juancole.com The Biden Administration has a chance to undo a disastrous label and open the door for peace. ( 48hills.org) — One day before the Inauguration, the Trump Administration added Yemen's Houthi movement to a list of foreign terrorist organizations. It was just the latest, desperate attempt to hamstring President Joe Biden's promise to end the …

teleSUR (2021-01-23). Venezuela Denounces Large-Scale Corruption Scheme Led by Guaido. telesurenglish.net The President of Venezuela's National Assembly Jorge Rodriguez revealed on Saturday a large-scale corruption scheme led by opposition politician Juan Guaidó in compliance with Paraguayan authorities to steal Venezuela's assets. | RELATED: | "The Government of Paraguay owes $360,000,000 to the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela. The commission that was to be shared between Guaidó and the Paraguayans was $26,000,000 do you kn…

WSWS (2021-01-23). For a full, immediate investigation into death threats against Kshama Sawant! wsws.org The threats to assassinate Socialist Alternative leader and Seattle City Councilmember Kshama Sawant came from a city government email address. The city must take all necessary measures to protect Sawant, her family and her aides.

WSWS (2021-01-23). Workers Struggles: Asia, Australia and the Pacific. wsws.org The World Socialist Web Site invites workers and other readers to contribute to this regular feature.

WSWS (2021-01-23). #ZeroCovid petition: The campaign for a European lockdown requires a socialist perspective. wsws.org The large support for the #ZeroCovid petition is an expression of the growing opposition to official government policy that puts the profits of big business above saving human lives. A consistent struggle against the pandemic, however, requires a socialist programme and the building of independent action committees.

Juan Cole (2021-01-23). Biden's own Moderates and Hardliners Battle it Out on reviving Iran Nuclear Deal. juancole.com Ann Arbor (Informed Comment) — Two and a half days into the Biden administration, it is already clear that the Problem of Iran is going to loom large over its foreign policy. There are already hard liners and moderates in the Biden team, just as there are in Iran. The first few Biden appointments, Antony …

Binoy Kampmark (2021-01-23). Immortal Wins: India Defeats Fortress Australia. dissidentvoice.org It was never meant to be like this. After the Indian cricketing team met misery and disaster in the first test match at Adelaide, registering a paltry 36 in its second innings, little hope was had for the touring side. Australia threatened rout and massacre. The Border-Gavaskar trophy seemed within the home side's grasp. And …

Kenny Stancil (2021-01-23). Tlaib Leads Charge Against New Domestic Terrorism Laws. zcomm.org "While many may find comfort in increased national security powers in the wake of this attack, we must emphasize that we have been here before and we have seen where that road leads."

The Canary (2021-01-23). Nursing leaders call for more effective PPE in light of new coronavirus variants. thecanary.co Nursing leaders are calling on the government to urgently review the use of standard surgical masks by healthcare staff. A review would raise the question of whether surgical masks offer enough protection against highly transmissible strains of coronavirus (Covid-19). | One nurse told the PA news agency that she feels staff are like "lambs to the slaughter" due to the inadequacy of surgical masks. | Urgent call for higher grade of PPE: | The Royal College of Nursing (RCN) has written to the government after members raised fears they have inadequate personal protective equipment (PPE). Separately, it's als…

Al-Masdar News (2021-01-23). Video: Sen. Rand Paul Challenges New Sec. of State over Regime Change in Syria. globalresearch.ca U.S. Senator (Kentucky) Rand Paul recently challenged the new Secretary of State nominee Anthony Blinken on his history of pushing regime change in the Middle East and North Africa. | Sen. Paul began his argument by questioning Blinken's role in the …

sputniknews (2021-01-23). Maduro Says 'Terrorist Attack' Targets PDVSA Gas Pipeline in Anzoategui – Video. sputniknews.com MEXICO CITY (Sputnik) – Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro has condemned the attack on a gas pipeline of the state-run oil and gas company Petroleos de Venezuela (PDVSA) which has led to a major fire at the facilities in the northeastern state of Anzoategui.

teleSUR (2021-01-23). Venezuela Will Send Oxygen To Manaus Every Seven Days. telesurenglish.net The Venezuelan Foreign Minister Jorge Arreaza announced on Friday that his country will send oxygen tanks to Brazilian city Manaus every week. | RELATED: | "We are establishing an agreement so that 80,000 more kilos, five gondolas, can arrive every seven days in Manaus (Brazil)," Arreaza said during a televised interview. | @NicolasMaduro estamos entregando 3 camiones contentivos cada uno con 20 mil kg de oxígeno

Anthony Cartalucci (2021-01-23). Thailand's Billionaire-led Opposition Lie about Vaccine Prices. thealtworld.com The US-backed billionaire-led opposition in Thailand has continued to attack the Thai government over its COVID-19 response despite Thailand's response being among the best in the world. | Now the opposition is lying about the costs of AstraZeneca's vaccines and about the nature of the deal made with the Thai government for vaccines, technology transfers, and the manufacturing of vaccines in Thailand. | References: | Twitter — Pannika Wanich @Pannika_FWP: | BBC — Covi…

sputniknews (2021-01-23). 'Overpromise and Under Deliver': Netizens Rap Biden for Saying COVID Trajectory 'Cannot be Changed'. sputniknews.com Democrat Joe Biden, who campaigned ahead of the 2020 presidential election on a vow to make COVID-19 relief a top priority ostensibly in divergence from the Trump administration's pandemic response, which he had slammed as ineffectual, signed a slew of executive orders on his first day in office as POTUS to combat the ongoing health crisis.

The Lancet (2021-01-23). [Editorial] COVID-19: the intersection of education and health. thelancet.com What lessons does the COVID-19 syndemic offer when considering the convergence between health and education? The International Day of Education, on Jan 24, provides an opportunity to reflect on the weaknesses of the education system before COVID-19, and on the impact of school closures and education disruptions on children and adolescents. Since March, 2020, more than 1 ∑5 billion students worldwide—an unprecedented number—have been affected by school or university closures. The implications of these closures are enormous.

Andrew Green (2021-01-23). [Obituary] Suhaila Siddiq. thelancet.com Afghan Public Health Minister, surgeon, and lieutenant general. Born in Kabul, Afghanistan, she died there on Dec 4, 2020, after reportedly contracting COVID-19. She was believed to be in her early 80s.

Raymond M Agius, Denise Kendrick, Herb F Sewell, Marcia Stewart, John FR Robertson (2021-01-23). [Correspondence] Reaffirming health and safety precautionary principles for COVID-19 in the UK. thelancet.com In their case for a sustainable UK strategy for COVID-19, Deepti Gurdasani and colleagues1 recommend "restoration of an adequate health and safety inspectorate". We do not believe that the UK Health and Safety Executive (HSE) should, like Public Health England, be made a scapegoat for lack of ministerial direction2 but rather that the HSE should be restored the wherewithal to fulfil its mandate.

Anoo Bhuyan (2021-01-23). [World Report] India begins COVID-19 vaccination amid trial allegations. thelancet.com Trial participants in Bhopal say that they could not read consent forms and have not been able to report adverse events. Anoo Bhuyan reports from Bhopal.

Danielle Ofri (2021-01-23). [Perspectives] COVID duets. thelancet.com It was a Saturday afternoon in March, 2020. COVID-19 cases had started to trickle into our hospital, but I had a different sort of acute case on my hands. Thanks to the sweltering heat in New York City apartments, two seams on my cello had splayed open. If I didn't get them sutured, stat, the entire instrument could eviscerate.

MacLean P Nasrallah, Zissimos Mourelatos, Edward B Lee (2021-01-23). [Correspondence] Neuropathology associated with SARS-CoV-2 infection. thelancet.com Claus Hann von Weyhern and colleagues1 describe autopsy findings of six patients who died of COVID-19. Better understanding of the central effects of COVID-19 is crucial, and we read with great interest their findings that included pan-encephalitis and meningitis in all six patients, regardless of whether cause of death was due to cardiorespiratory failure, pulmonary embolism, or intracranial haemorrhage. However, the images provided in the appendix of the Correspondence1 do not clearly show meningitis or encephalitis.

Ann Danaiya Usher (2021-01-23). [World Report] CEPI criticised for lack of transparency. thelancet.com The publicly funded epidemic response agency CEPI has been criticised for the lack of transparency in its grant agreements with COVID-19 vaccine developers. Ann Danaiya Usher reports.

WSWS (2021-01-23). Spain's rich and powerful secretly monopolised COVID-19 vaccines. wsws.org The ruling class orders workers and youth back to work and school, knowing thousands will get sick and die, knowing they can illegally obtain the vaccine for themselves.

Peter Koenig (2021-01-23). Video: France's Medical Doctors Speak Out. "Pour la vérité de Covid-19" globalresearch.ca The New Tang Dynasty (NTD) broadcast a Press Conference of 9 January 2021 of independent French medical doctors for the truth about Covid-19. It is called "Coordination Santé Libre" or "Free Health Coordination". | The Group, based in France, represents more …

WSWS (2021-01-23). Government statistics reveal vast scale of UK school teacher and staff COVID-19 infections. wsws.org The statistics are a devastating indictment of the Conservative government's policy of forcing schools to stay open, supported by the Labour Party and the trade unions.

Ryan Cristián (2021-01-23). While The World Is Distracted By COVID, Those Under The Yoke Of US Foreign Policy Suffer Immensely. 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 (1/23/21). 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

yenisafak (2021-01-23). Coronavirus claims transport minister in Zimbabwe. yenisafak.com Within 24 hours, Zimbabwe has lost a second member of its leadership class to coronavirus.Joel Biggie Matiza, the Southern African country's transport minister, died late Friday from COVID-19 at a private hospital in the capital Harare.Earlier in the day former Education Minister Aeneas Chigwedere also succumbed to COVID-19, and after Matiza's passing came word that Paradzai Zimondi, 73, former head of the country's prisons, was also claimed by the virus.Born in 1960 in Murewa in the Mashonaland East Province, Matiza previously worked as deputy minister of local government, public works and national housing.He wa…

Fight Back (2021-01-23). Hunts Point strike: A victory for NYC Teamsters. fightbacknews.org New York City – Today, January 23, over 1400 dock workers and truck drivers at Hunts Point Produce Market ended their strike after six days of militant picketing. The tentative agreement was approved by 97% of the membership, with the largest wage increase in their history. | Known as the largest produce market in the world, the Bronx-based Hunts Point provides over 60% of the produce for New York City. As essential workers, the Teamsters at Hunts Point worked throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, barely earning enough money to afford the city's cost of living. They never received hazard pay from their employer.

WSWS (2021-01-23). Alabama teachers speak out as four more teachers die of COVID-19 this week. wsws.org The staggering impact of these educators' deaths upon staff and students is incalculable, and there have been numerous heartfelt tributes made by community members in Montgomery.

WSWS (2021-01-23). Threat of fascistic coup grows in Brazil amid COVID vaccination failure. wsws.org "We the military are the last obstacle to socialism. Who decides whether a people will live in democracy or dictatorship is their Armed Forces," declared fascistic President Bolsonaro.

WSWS (2021-01-23). Russia ends COVID-19 restrictions in major cities. wsws.org Having witnessed a small drop-off in infections and hospitalizations, Moscow and Saint Petersburg are now ending the very restrictions that fueled these improvements.

WSWS (2021-01-23). Greater numbers dying as COVID-19 infections spread in UK workplaces. wsws.org Data published by Public Health England covering January 4-10 showed a near 70 percent increase in reports of COVID-19 infections related to workplaces, with 175 clusters. These workplaces were other than schools, hospitals or care homes.

Fight Back (2021-01-23). Hunts Point strike: A victory for NYC Teamsters. fightbacknews.org New York City – Today, January 23, over 1400 dock workers and truck drivers at Hunts Point Produce Market ended their strike after six days of militant picketing. The tentative agreement was approved by 97% of the membership, with the largest wage increase in their history. | Known as the largest produce market in the world, the Bronx-based Hunts Point provides over 60% of the produce for New York City. As essential workers, the Teamsters at Hunts Point worked throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, barely earning enough money to afford the city's cost of living. They never received hazard pay from their employer.

WSWS (2021-01-23). Southern California school districts plan reopenings despite dire spread of COVID-19. wsws.org In the past two weeks, COVID-19 deaths have increased by 82 percent throughout California as the virus continues to spread unabated. Despite the surge, multiple Southern California school districts plan to reopen in the coming weeks.

Sandipan Talukdar (2021-01-23). Carbon emission data during pandemic lockdowns provides insights on challenges ahead. peoplesdispatch.org Carbon emissions saw a significant dip due to the global lockdowns during the COVID-19 pandemic. However, even this forced decline will be nowhere close to enough to meet the aims of the Paris Agreement…

KPFA Radio 94.1 FM (2021-01-23). Tuesday 2/16: Rashid Khalidi & Nora Barrows-Friedman: Hundred Years War on Palestine. indybay.org Online webinar…

news.un (2021-01-23). Economic and Social Council turns 75; President reaffirms mandate to tackle pandemic, development challenges. news.un.org Marking its 75th anniversary amid the most serious economic and health crisis the UN has ever faced, the Organization's Economic and Social Council "has the mandate and the responsibility to respond to these challenges," the body's President, Munir Akram, said on Saturday.

Sophia Purdy-Moore (2021-01-23). The government can't keep ignoring England's scandalous child poverty crisis. thecanary.co The children's commissioner for England Anne Longfield has Millions of children living in pov…

_____ (2021-01-23). Lula Speaks Of US Power Behind Bolsonaro In New Documentary. popularresistance.org In an interview for a new documentary, former Brazil president Lula explains how the United States government and corporations benefited from anti-corruption operation Lava Jato, while damaging the sovereignty of Brazil and lives of ordinary Brazilians. | The new film 'Dismantling Brazil: Bolsonaro's Neoliberal Agenda', was produced by Brasil Wire co-editor Brian Mier and US journalist Michael Fox, and published by Redfish Docs. | The following is an excerpt from Lula's interview with Brian Mier.

_____ (2021-01-23). UF Students Announce Boycott Against Aramark. popularresistance.org Four organizations are taking a stand against UF's official food service provider to protest its use of prison labor. | The Gainesville Chapter of the Dream Defenders, UF NAACP, the UF Black Student Union and the Coalition to Abolish Prison Slavery at UF launched a monetary boycott against Aramark, the food service giant, Tuesday. The goal is to pressure the university to contract a new food supplier that doesn't use prison labor, Dream Defenders member Ava Kaplan wrote in an email. | UF Graduate Assistants United also announced its support for the Reitz Union Boycott Thursday through a Facebook post. | Aramark h…

_____ (2021-01-23). Biden's Secretary Of State Praises Trump's Achievements On Israel. popularresistance.org A new administration has taken over Washington with talk of justice, respect and diversity. However, when it comes to Israel-the news isn't so encouraging. | Joe Biden's foreign policy team says it wants to return to the Iran deal, but reassures the Israel lobby that that won't happen any time soon, and when it comes to actual Palestinian rights or freedom (the "peace process"), it clearly wants as little friction with the Israeli government and Israel's friends in Washington as possible. I watched all 4-1/2 hours of Tony Blinken's testimony to Senate Foreign Relations (help!), and he never mentioned occupation,…

_____ (2021-01-23). Washington Rejects Massive Methanol Refinery. popularresistance.org Kalama, WA —The Washington Department of Ecology (Ecology) denied permits for the massive fracked gas-to-methanol refinery proposed in Kalama, WA. Ecology nixed the fossil fuel processing and export proposal after deciding it would have a significant negative impact on the climate, Washington's shorelines, and the public interest. [read the full letter from WA Ecology and Director Watson] | "Without the necessary state and federal permits, this climate-wrecking proposal is going nowhere," said Brett VandenHeuvel, Executive Director with Columbia Riverkeeper. "Ecology's decision is cause for celebration for…

_____ (2021-01-23). Biden Administration Announces Plan To Combat 'Domestic Extremism'. popularresistance.org On Friday, White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki announced that President Biden ordered three US intelligence agencies to review the threat of "domestic violent extremism." | Since pro-Trump demonstrators stormed the US Capitol building on January 6th, calls to combat "domestic terrorism" have been growing. Before January 6th, Biden's transition team had said they were planning to pass laws against domestic terrorism, and the Capitol incident has made it a top priority. | "The January 6th assault on the Capitol and the tragic deaths and destruction that occurred underscored what we have long known. The rise of do…

_____ (2021-01-23). Iran Wants The Nuclear Deal It Made. popularresistance.org The new administration in Washington has a fundamental choice to make. It can embrace the failed policies of the Trump administration and continue down the path of disdain for international cooperation and international law—a contempt powerfully evident in the United States' decision in 2018 to unilaterally withdraw from the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, commonly known as the Iran nuclear deal, that had been signed by Iran, China, France, Germany, Russia, the United Kingdom, and the European Union just three years earlier. Or the new administration can shed the failed assumptions of the past and seek…

sputniknews (2021-01-23). Prince Harry Blames 'Barrage of Mistruths' on Social Media for Capitol Riots, Urges 'Accountability'. sputniknews.com The Duke of Sussex weighed in on the recent Capitol riots in the US that resulted in five people dead and then-president Donald Trump being impeached a second time by the House of Representatives.

Melanie McFarland (2021-01-23). "Dickinson" creator on Emily and fame: "The spotlight was a dangerous place for her to be" salon.com Alena Smith spoke to Salon about developing the poet's relationship with fame and trusting shady male allies…

Nicole Karlis (2021-01-23). Why California's vaccine roll-out has been such a mess. salon.com The current surge and an underfunded public health system created a storm of disarray…

Ashlie D. Stevens (2021-01-23). No happy trees here — HBO's "Painting With John" is a dark and dreamy contemplation of artistry. salon.com The Lounge Lizards founder John Lurie promptly subverts the Bob Ross formula…

Paul Rosenberg (2021-01-23). The struggle for religious freedom — from Thomas Jefferson to Black Lives Matter. salon.com Out of America's paradoxical history of religious liberty comes a great push for Black freedom and racial justice…

Roger Sollenberger (2021-01-23). Sen. Tom Cotton campaigned on his "experience as an Army Ranger" — but he didn't have any. salon.com Arkansas senator has repeatedly said he served as "a U.S. Army Ranger in Iraq and Afghanistan." That's not true…

Sarah Jampel (2021-01-23). How to make Instant Pot boiled eggs (just the way you like them). salon.com Achieve perfect soft-, medium- and hard-boiled eggs in your Instant Pot — no guesswork required…

Ashlie D. Stevens (2021-01-23). The secretive, sweet — and sometimes saccharine — history of artificial birthday cake flavor. salon.com Sales of "birthday cake" flavor have skyrocketed by more than 29% since 2017. What's behind this food phenomenon?>

Chauncey DeVega (2021-01-23). Dear Mr. President: You inspired us — but "unity" with Republicans and Trumpists is a trap. salon.com Joe Biden's inaugural address was soaring, Lincoln-esque oratory — but his vision of national unity is dangerous…

Skip and Cedella Marley (2021-01-23). Get Up Stand Up feat. Skip and Cedella Marley. zcomm.org We invite you to enjoy this 2020 Song Around The World rendition of "Get Up Stand Up" that premiered during our recent Peace Through Music global event…

WSWS (2021-01-23). International filmmakers demand end to Israeli ban on Mohammad Bakri's Jenin, Jenin. wsws.org Among those supporting Bakri are British film directors Ken Loach and Asif Kapadia, Finnish screenwriter and director Aki Kaurismaki, Palestinian filmmakers Michel Khleifi and Annemarie Jacir and Israeli director Eyal Sivan.

yenisafak (2021-01-23). 'Egypt working to destabilize Ethiopia, East Africa'. yenisafak.com The Egyptian government has been stepping up its long-standing policy of destabilizing and weakening Ethiopia by "providing full support to anti-peace elements" and pitting neighbors against it, according to a top Ethiopian diplomat.The official, who holds a high position in the Ethiopian Foreign Ministry and asked for anonymity, told Anadolu Agency that "Egypt has intensified its destabilization efforts against Ethiopia and the volatile Horn of Africa region."Ethiopia's reformist administration, led by Nobel Laureate Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed, who took office in 2018, has faced multiple domestic and external sec…

Common Dreams staff (2021-01-23). John Dean: Insurrectionist Senators are Co-Conspirators and Should Not Sit in Judgment of Trump. commondreams.org AOC: "Sen. Hawley is trying to wiggle out of inciting a riot that killed 5" | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Jessica Corbett, staff writer (2021-01-23). 35 House Democrats Join Reps. Bush and Pressley in Calling on Biden to End Federal Executions for Good. commondreams.org Warning that future administrations could follow in Trump's footsteps, the lawmakers urge Biden to commute the death sentences of all federal inmates to "ensure that there would be no one left on death row to kill." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Romin Tafarodi (2021-01-23). QAnon and America's Political Moment. commondreams.org It will not be enough to simply to call out groups such as QAnon and demand that they shut up or be silenced | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

sputniknews (2021-01-23). Some 140,000 Chickens to Be Culled in Japan's Toyama Prefecture Over Bird Flu — Reports. sputniknews.com TOKYO (Sputnik) — Some 140,000 chickens will be exterminated in the western Japanese prefecture of Toyama over an outbreak of bird flu, Japanese media reported on Saturday.

KPFA Radio 94.1 FM (2021-01-23). Thursday 2/11: Elizabeth Kolbert & Mark Hertsgaard: Under a White Sky. indybay.org Online webinar…

FFWEEC (2021-01-23). Wednesday 1/27: The Equal Rights Amendment & the Disability Community Town Hall. indybay.org Online panel discussion…

Telematic Media Arts (2021-01-23). Friday 1/22: Responsive Eye. indybay.org 323 10th Street @ Folsom, San Francisco…

Sierra Club (2021-01-23). Monday 1/25: It's Our Time: Protect Our Communities and the Environment Town Hall w/ Sierra Club. indybay.org Online event…

Telematic Media Arts (2021-01-23). Wednesday 2/3: Screening of Labyrinths: The Films of Peter Burr (2012 — 2020). indybay.org Streaming On-Line…

Telematic Media Arts (2021-01-23). Wednesday 2/17: Dirtscraper. indybay.org Streaming On-Line…

Museum of Craft and Design (2021-01-23). Wednesday 1/27: 'Wasted: When Trash Becomes Treasure' MCD Virtual Event. indybay.org Museum of Craft and Design | 2569 Third Street | San Francisco, CA 94107…

Marsha Feinland (2021-01-23). Saturday 2/6: Racism and Policing in the U.S.A. indybay.org This event will be held online…

sputniknews (2021-01-23). Pope Francis to Miss Upcoming Religious Events Due to Severe Sciatic Pain. sputniknews.com This is already the second time this year that Francis has been forced to cancel public appearances due to his condition. On 1 January, he had to skip the Mass for World Peace and a Vespers service on New Year's Eve before that.

sputniknews (2021-01-23). Saudi-Led Coalition Repels Attack Launched by Houthis, Reports Say. sputniknews.com The attack comes just a day after the Saudi-led forces destroyed an explosive-laden boat and a drone launched by Houthis. This comes after former US secretary of state Mike Pompeo, who left…

sputniknews (2021-01-23). Schumer Calls for DOJ Watchdog to Investigate Trump's Alleged Bid to Replace Acting AG. sputniknews.com In mid-December, Trump announced Attorney General Bill Barr's resignation "just before Christmas", allegedly over Barr's conclusion that there was no evidence of massive voter fraud in the 2020 election, contrary to what Trump has long claimed. Then acting AG, Jeff Rosen, reiterated the DOJ's commitment to decide based on "facts and the law."

sputniknews (2021-01-23). Mysterious Full-Scale Prototype of Brand-New Fighter Jet Reportedly Flown by US Air Force. sputniknews.com Addressing the US Air Force Association's main annual symposium at the end of 2020, acquisition chief Will Roper touted a new era where rapid design and experimentation of new aircraft, including the 'manufacturing' and 'flight testing' of them will take place primarily in the digital realm.

Paul Haeder (2021-01-23). Rumble Inside the Chaos of Capitalism. dissidentvoice.org The tables were turned — David Rovics interviewed me in a wide-ranging, tangentially themed hour a few days ago. Here is what one Dissident Voice article has to say about Portland, OR-based Rovics He is not one to wait for his turn to talk. He listens intently and when I'm finished asks another question. After …

Pip Hinman (2021-01-23). WA shows solidarity with Indian farmers' movement. greenleft.org.au The Sikh community in Western Australia is spearheading a solidarity campaign with Indian farmers protesting the BJP government's anti-farmer laws, reports Alex Salmon.

Munyaradzi Makoni (2021-01-23). [World Report] South Africa responds to new SARS-CoV-2 variant. thelancet.com Land borders have been closed and restrictions continue as a new variant stresses the health system. Munyaradzi Makoni reports.

Zed Seedat, Kevin Itty (2021-01-23). [Correspondence] Considering dose in pharmacological therapies for heart failure. thelancet.com Muthiah Vaduganathan and colleagues'1 analysis was insightful in contextualising the potential benefits observed in trials for the medical treatment of heart failure with reduced ejection fraction (HFrEF). A noted shortcoming of the analysis was not accounting for the role of the dose of disease-modifying medication in the disease course of HFrEF. Vaduganathan and colleagues1 correctly identified the CHAMP-HF,2 QUALIFY,3 and CHECK-HF4 registries as evidence of the underuse of mineralocorticoid receptor antagonists (MRAs) and angiotensin receptor neprilysin inhibitors, but they also attributed the stagnation in HF…

Salim Yusuf, Shofiqul Islam, Philip Joseph, Shrikant Bangdiwala (2021-01-23). [Correspondence] Causal ordering among risk factors in the PURE study — Authors' reply. thelancet.com We thank Tony Blakely and colleagues for their comments on our work1 and appreciate their interest in exploring population-attributable fractions (PAFs) using different approaches.

Claus Hann von Weyhern, Ines Kaufmann, Frauke Neff, Marcus Kremer (2021-01-23). [Correspondence] Neuropathology associated with SARS-CoV-2 infection — Authors' reply. thelancet.com We welcome the opportunity to respond to the comments about our Correspondence.1 To increase the availability of data, we reported our findings, which were produced by a team that included an experienced neuropathologist and was subjected to the The Lancet's peer-review process. The three responses are similar as they all challenge our interpretation of the findings presented. Striking is the fact that the three responses disagree among themselves, with each offering yet another interpretation.

2021-01-24: Social Media Postees

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The Scale of Loss: 400,000 Dead
Rivera Sun | zcomm.org | 2021-01-24
There is no flag large enough to cover the shame of our failure to limit the spread of COVID-19…
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The Scale of Loss: 400,000 Dead
Rivera Sun | zcomm.org | 2021-01-24
There is no flag large enough to cover the shame of our failure to limit the spread of COVID-19…
zcomm.org/znetarticle/the-scale-of-loss-…

Facebook purges left-wing pages and individuals
WSWS repost | indybay.org | 2021-01-24
On Friday, Facebook carried out a purge of left-wing, antiwar and progressive Facebook pages and accounts, including members of the Socialist Equality Party. There must be a unified response by all left-wing organizations against this type of censorship. It is precisely in this situation that the historic slogan of the labor movement must be brought forward: "An injury to one is an injury to all!"
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What Biden's Warmongering Will Actually Look Like
Caitlin Johnstone | thealtworld.com | 2021-01-24
There's a news story about a US military convoy entering Syria being shared around social media with captions claiming that President Biden is already "invading" Syria which is getting tons of shares in both right-wing and left anti-imperialist circles. The virality of these shares has inspired clickbait titles like " Joe Biden Invades Syria with Convoy of US Troops and Choppers on First Full Day as President", which are being shared with equal virality. | But…
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Asian, Black Patients More Likely to Die of COVID-19, Claims Study Probing Ethnicity-Linked Outcomes
sputniknews.com | 2021-01-24
As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to rack up a death toll across the globe, with governments rolling out vaccination programmes in an effort to stop the spread of the respiratory disease, extensive research continues to probe the plethora of factors that are behind the different outcomes of the infection among diverse populations.
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Pandemic disruption to learning is an opportunity to reimagine, revitalize education
news.un.org | 2021-01-24
To mark the third International Day of Education on Sunday, UN Secretary-General António Guterres paid tribute to the resilience of students, teachers and families in the face of the global COVID-19 pandemic that, at its peak, forced almost every school, institute and university to close its doors.
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Did America really Duck the Dark Night of Fascism? The delusion of normalcy that haunts the United States
The Conversation | juancole.com | 2021-01-24
By Liam Kennedy | — The election of Joe Biden as the 46th president of the United States was received across much of the world with a mixture of relief and exuberance, though often laced with apprehension. A common theme in news headlines and Twitter feeds was that normal service was being resumed in the …
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Wednesday 2/17: Oakland Privacy: Fighting Against the Surveillance State
Oakland Privacy | indybay.org | 2021-01-24
Email contact@oaklandprivacy.org a few days before the meeting to obtain Zoom meeting access info.
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The 1970s: Decade of the Rank and File
Cal Winslow | zcomm.org | 2021-01-24
The 1970s were a high-water mark for the US labor movement, with work stoppages, wildcat strikes, and sit-downs spreading up and down the country, involving workers in all industries…
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Mad Dog Time
Chris Floyd | counterpunch.org | 2021-01-24
In mid-January, Britain achieved the gruesome distinction of becoming the world leader in the Covid-19 death rate. No other nation is seeing a greater proportion of its people die of the disease, not even the Covidapalooza of the United States. It is now beyond any doubt that Boris Johnson's Tory government has been following a…
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Mad Dog Time
Chris Floyd | counterpunch.org | 2021-01-24
In mid-January, Britain achieved the gruesome distinction of becoming the world leader in the Covid-19 death rate. No other nation is seeing a greater proportion of its people die of the disease, not even the Covidapalooza of the United States. It is now beyond any doubt that Boris Johnson's Tory government has been following a…
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One of Trump's last moves as president was to embolden anti-vaxxer hysteria
Peter Bolton | thecanary.co | 2021-01-24
The one-year anniversary of the outbreak of coronavirus (Covid-19) passed last December. But following the approval of multiple vaccinations from several different pharmaceutical companies, the end seemed within sight. Just as a return to normality begins to look possible, though, this notion seems increasingly threatened by the rise of a familiar foe of science, progress, and public health. The l…
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The mRNA COVID Vaccine Is Not a Vaccine
Makia Freeman | globalresearch.ca | 2021-01-24
First posted by Global Research on January 15, 2021 | It's NOT a vaccine. The mRNA COVID vaccine now being militarily deployed in many nations around the world, is NOT a vaccine. I repeat: it is not a vaccine. It is …
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A Life Saving Hope or Death Defying Jab? Three Perspectives on the Experimental COVID Vaccine
Michael Welch | globalresearch.ca | 2021-01-24
"I believe that people should be aware that side effects can happened, that it is not good for everyone and in this case destroyed a beautiful life, a perfect family, and has affected so many people in the community. …
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The Coronavirus Vaccine: The Real Danger is "Agenda ID2020"
Peter Koenig | globalresearch.ca | 2021-01-24
WHO has most likely received orders from "above", from those people who also manage Trump and the "leaders" (sic) of the EU, European Union. The final decision to go ahead NOW with COVID-19 pandemic, was taken in January 2020 at the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos – behind very much closed doors.
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Defense official resigns for early virus shot in Spain
yenisafak.com | 2021-01-24
Spain's chief of defense staff resigned following a controversy that saw him getting the coronavirus vaccine by breaking the vaccination protocol, according to media reportsGeneral Miguel Angel Villarroya submitted his resignation to Defense Minister Margarita and it was accepted.In his resignation letter, he said he had honestly served Spain throughout his 45-year military career.His resignation comes on the heels of a scandal about Spanish military and political officials getting early vaccinations supposedly reserved for health workers and residents in retirement homes.Since December 2019, the pandemic has cla…
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Coronavirus Scandal Breaking in Merkel's Germany. False Positives and the Drosten PCR Test
F. William Engdahl | globalresearch.ca | 2021-01-24
First posted by Global Research on December 11, 2020 | The widely-praised German model of the Angela Merkel regime to deal with the COVID-19 pandemic is now engulfed in a series of potentially devastating scandals going to the very heart of …
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Chris Hedges: State Of American Empire
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2021-01-24
On the show this week, Chris Hedges talks to Professor Noam Chomsky, the pioneering linguist and prolific author of numerous seminal political works, about the state of the American Empire. | Professor Chomsky is the author of over 100 books, including 'The Fateful Triangle', 'Manufacturing Consent', 'Failed States' and 'Requiem for the American Dream', and America's most important intellectual. His new book, with Marv Waterstone, professor emeritus at the University of Arizona, is 'Consequences of Capitalism: Manufacturing Discontent and Resistance'.
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Intensification of Contradictions in the Empire: Election in the USA and Its Impacts
Editor | socialistproject.ca | 2021-01-24
In his last interview (streamed live on November 6th, 2020), Leo Panitch spoke with the International Relations and Marxism Network (RIMA), in partnership with Chutando a Escada Podcast and PUC-Rio, about the escalation of contradictions in the empire, the US elections and their impact on global capitalism. The recent election in the USA has profound … Watch video »…
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The Solutions We Seek Exist With We, The People
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2021-01-24
Traditionally, indigenous communities did not measure time in a linear way. Everything was cyclic. | All motion is cyclic. It circulates to the limits of its possibilities and then returns to its starting point. What is not resolved will reappear on subsequent rotations around the sun. | Now, as we settle into the winter months, comes the time for reflection and introspection. We may be grateful for the victories of the past year, but we must also build strength and energy for what is to come. We are still in the darkness of the tunnel and cannot see the light ahead. Behind us is 245 years of a failed colonial pr…
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Tuesday 1/26: Climate Crisis: Digital Rally to Build Back Fossil Free w/ Indigenous Frontline Leaders
Indigenous Environmental Network & partners | indybay.org | 2021-01-24
Virtual Rally…
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Moving the Bar: My Life as a Radical Lawyer — Michael Ratner
Partner Program | theanalysis.news | 2021-01-24
Michael Ratner (1943–2016) was one of America's leading human rights lawyers. Michael won the seminal case in the Supreme Court guaranteeing the right of habeas corpus to Guantanamo detainees. From the torture of prisoners after 911 to the massive racial profiling by the New York Police Department, Michael's voice and vision continue to resonate. His last case, which he worked on until he died, was representing Julian Assange, the editor of WikiLeaks. In a series of interviews with attorneys who knew Michael's work, Law and Disorder hosts Heidi Boghosian and Michael Smith interviewed some of Michael Ratner'…
theanalysis.news/interviews/moving-the-bar-my-life-as-a-radical-lawyer-michael-ratner/

UK Scientists Question Johnson's Warning That 'British' COVID-19 Strain Is More Deadly
sputniknews.com | 2021-01-24
UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson stated on Friday that there was "some evidence" to indicate that the new coronavirus strain found in December 2020 in England is not only more infectious, but "may be associated with a higher degree of mortality," one of many contradictory statements from top officials on the new variant over the past month.
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Why Donald Trump Had to Go. He's Not a Globalist
Peter Koenig | globalresearch.ca | 2021-01-24
There is an agenda. A huge agenda. It is a Globalist agenda that is in the process of inflicting gigantic harm to humanity. It is called Covid-19 — The Great Reset, issued by the World Economic Forum (WEF), authored by …
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UAE, Bahrain rulers on hunting trip to Pakistan amid Covid-19 pandemic: Reports
MEE staff | middleeasteye.net | 2021-01-24
UAE, Bahrain rulers on hunting trip to Pakistan amid Covid-19 pandemic: Reports | Visit comes after deterioration in UAE relations with Islamabad heightened by differences over ties with Israel | MEE staff | Sun, 01/24/2021 – 12: 34 | Hunters kill the houbara bustard for sport and also because its meat is supposed to have aphrodisiac qualities (AFP) | The crown prince of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Bahrain's king a…
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Wednesday 1/27: First 100 Days: Racial Divides, COVID & the Black Community Town Hall w/ NAACP
NAACP | indybay.org | 2021-01-24
Online/virtual town hall…
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Thursday 1/28: 323 Days of COVID: The Lasting Impact on Women w/ NOW & Black Women's Blueprint
NOW & Black Women's Blueprint | indybay.org | 2021-01-24
Online event…
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Portugal goes to the polls amid lockdown
yenisafak.com | 2021-01-24
Polls opened in Portugal's presidential elections on Sunday morning as the country faces record-high levels of COVID-19 deaths and infections.The country has been under lockdown for 10 days, and the epidemiological situation continues to worsen.On Saturday, the Health Ministry reported 15,133 new infections and 274 more deaths — the highest figures for both since the pandemic began.Lockdown exceptions are being granted for people to leave their homes to cast ballots on Sunday.Portugal's president has no legislative powers, but can dissolve parliament and call new elections.The incumbent Marcelo Rebelo de So…
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We Are at War
Peter Koenig | globalresearch.ca | 2021-01-24
We, the common people, are at war against an ever more authoritarian and tyrannical elitist Globalist system, reigned by a small group of multi-billionaires, that planned already decades ago to take power over the people, to control them. That's why vaccination is needed to inject us with transgenic substances that may change our DNA…
globalresearch.ca/we-are-at-war-2/573367…

Why is False News about Iran All Right? No, Khamenei didn't Threaten Trump on Golf Course, and no, his Twitter account wasn't Banned
Juan Cole | juancole.com | 2021-01-24
Ann Arbor (Informed Comment) — No, Ayatollah Ali Khameni's twitter account did not carry an image of Donald Trump being droned on a golf course, and no, his twitter account was not canceled. A small twitter account run by unknown persons with only 8,000 followers posted the image of someone (it wasn't a picture of …
juancole.com/2021/01/khamenei-threaten-a…

Announcing The Finalists For The Kevin Zeese Emerging Activists Fund
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2021-01-24
The Zeese Family is excited to announce the finalists for this years Kevin Zeese Emerging Activists Fund grant. This fund was put together quickly after the unexpected death of Kevin Zeese last September as a way to honor him and carry on his legacy. We thank all of you who donated to it. | The response to the fund was overwhelming with over 110 applicants from across the United States and around the world. This included both individual activists and front line organizations doing work for racial, economic and environmental justice and peace. The decision was difficult to make, but the family was able to narrow i…
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Is the Biden Plan Big Enough? Why is Wall St. OK with a Higher Deficit? — Bob Pollin
Paul Jay | theanalysis.news | 2021-01-24
Working families are suffering, is the Biden plan big enough? Why doesn't Wall St. fear inflation or a drop in the US dollar? Bob Pollin on theAnalysis.news with Paul Jay.
theanalysis.news/interviews/is-the-biden-plan-big-enough-why-is-wall-st-ok-with-a-higher-deficit-bob-pollin/

Sunday 1/24: The US Capitol Building Riot and Its Blowback: Scarier than QAnon?
Eugene E Ruyle | indybay.org | 2021-01-24
ZOOM meeting, Log-in info at ICSSMARX.ORG
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Home Rule For London
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2021-01-24
The Labour Party became the largest political force in inner London–the area then covered by the London County Council (LCC)–in 1919, and it has remained so for a century, a 'heartland' at least as crucial as the North East or South Wales. | Labour's first twenty years as the major party of the capital saw a pitched battle between its left and centre, which the centre eventually won. But that battle was along lines that are deeply unfamiliar today, with the 'centre' standing firmly for nationalisation, council housing, and pacifism. Given that inner London has been Labour's most enduring success, we w…
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The Tory blame game is vile. We can't let them get away with it
Sophia Purdy-Moore | thecanary.co | 2021-01-24
In the latest instalment of the Tory blame game, the government has blamed individual airports for the shocking scenes at Heathrow. Meanwhile, home secretary Priti Patel has blamed scientists and partygoers for the UK's world-leading coro…
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Chicago Schools Chief Threatens To Lock Out Teachers Who Don't Return
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2021-01-24
As Chicago educators continue to vote on a Chicago Teachers Union (CTU) resolution in support of teaching remotely, and to strike only in the event of retaliation from the school district, Chicago Public Schools (CPS) CEO Janice Jackson reiterated at a Friday news conference that such an action "would constitute a strike." | Although Jackson insisted, "We're not locking teachers out," indications are that CPS officials will cut educators off from their district-provided Google accounts, preventing them from teaching remotely. This has already been done to dozens of teachers in the district, to which the CTU has r…
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Revisiting The Popular Front
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Above photo: Paul Robeson, in 1942, leads Oakland shipyard workers in the singing of the National Anthem. National Archives. Celebrating the lives of Paul Robeson and Anne Braden. The artist must take sides. He must elect to fight for freedom or slavery. I have made my choice. I had no alternative. Paul Robeson, 1937. …there …
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Cheaper Solar Power Means Low-income Families Can Also Benefit
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2021-01-24
Until recently, rooftop solar panels were a clean energy technology that only wealthy Americans could afford. But prices have dropped, thanks mostly to falling costs for hardware, as well as price declines for installation and other "soft" costs. | Today hundreds of thousands of middle-class households across the U.S. are turning to solar power. But households with incomes below the median for their areas remain less likely to go solar. These low- and moderate-income households face several roadblocks to solar adoption, including cash constraints, low rates of home ownership and language barriers. | Our team of r…
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Why Calling Israel An Apartheid State Is Not Enough
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B'Tselem, a leading human rights group in Israel, recently released a report concluding that Israel is an apartheid state, with a regime of Jewish supremacy stretching from the Jordan River to the Mediterranean Sea. | The report found that Israel meets the definition of apartheid under international law, which defines apartheid as "inhuman acts committed for the purpose of establishing and maintaining domination by one racial group of persons over any other racial group of persons and systematically oppressing them". | The report received widespread international media attention and was described as a "watershed"
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The 2020 Worldwide Corona Crisis: Destroying Civil Society, Engineered Economic Depression, Global Coup d'État and the "Great Reset"
Prof Michel Chossudovsky | globalresearch.ca | 2021-01-24
We are at the crossroads of one of the most serious crises in modern history. We are living history, yet our understanding of the flow of events since January 2020 has been blurred. Worldwide, people have been misled both by their governments and the media.
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US Never Ending Wars: Thirty Years Ago, America's "First War" against Iraq
Prof Michel Chossudovsky | globalresearch.ca | 2021-01-24
Thirty years ago. The so-called "Gulf War" (Iraq War I) was launched against Iraq on January 17, 1991. | Extensive crimes against humanity have been committed. | On January 16, President George H. Walker Bush announced the start of what was called …
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Kremlin Spokesman Blasts US Embassy for Statements About Unauthorised Protests in Russia
sputniknews.com | 2021-01-24
PETROPAVLOVSK-KAMCHATSKIY, Russia (Sputnik) – Russian presidential spokesman Dmitry Peskov has described the statements by the US embassy on Saturday's unauthorised protests in Russia as interference in the country's domestic affairs.
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Strategy: Some Key Strategic Issues
Michael Albert | zcomm.org | 2021-01-24
We are not reformists where each effort exists unto itself. We are seeking a new society. Each effort either contributes to that, or it has fallen short…
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Israel is an apartheid state, says B'Tselem
Nasim Ahmed | zcomm.org | 2021-01-24
Time to ditch the IHRA definition of anti-Semitism?
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What's Next for the Militias?
Mike Giglio | zcomm.org | 2021-01-24
The Capitol riot has forced a reckoning inside America's militant groups…
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Anthony Fauci Joins the Long List of People Incapacitated by Coronavirus Vaccine
Adam Dick | globalresearch.ca | 2021-01-24
Anthony Fauci, the director of the United States government's National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, told reporters Thursday that he was "knocked out" for about 24 hours after, on Tuesday, taking the second dose of experimental coronavirus vaccine. Fauci …
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Dystopian "Great Reset": "Own Nothing and Be Happy", Being Human in 2030
Colin Todhunter | globalresearch.ca | 2021-01-24
First published by Global Research on November 9, 2020 | The World Economic Forum's (WEF) annual meeting at the end of January in Davos, Switzerland, brings together international business and political leaders, economists and other high-profile individuals to discuss global issues. …
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UK Firms Reportedly Urged to Set Up EU Bases to Dodge Post-Brexit 'Administrative Nightmare'
sputniknews.com | 2021-01-24
Earlier reports said that companies exporting to the European Union were under pressure as they grappled with new border controls, import taxes, and additional customs paperwork post-Brexit, with turnaround and transit times impacted.
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Burning Questions About the Future of Pacific Northwest Forests
Rebecca White | commondreams.org | 2021-01-24
Climate change has played an overarching role in the blazes, but a perfect storm of government mismanagement — privatization, lax enforcement, and outright corruption — has contributed a major share | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
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Bare-Knuckle Capitalism has No Place in Nursing Homes
Linda McQuaig | commondreams.org | 2021-01-24
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Land of Hope and Dreams Revisited
Tony Norman | commondreams.org | 2021-01-24
'You could almost hear the applause coming from every other house up and down our American streets' | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
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China Authorises Coast Guard to Fire on Foreign Vessels as US Sends Carrier Strike Group to Region
sputniknews.com | 2021-01-24
On Sunday, a US carrier strike group led by the USS Theodore Roosevelt entered the South China Sea for "routine operations." Earlier, Japan issued a rebuke of China's claims in the strategic body of water. The Pentagon reciprocated by promising to protect the Senkakus — the East China Sea islands controlled by Tokyo but also claimed by Beijing.
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Pirates kill sailor, kidnap 15, in attack on Turkish-owned ship off Nigeria
MEE and agencies | middleeasteye.net | 2021-01-24
Pirates kill sailor, kidnap 15, in attack on Turkish-owned ship off Nigeria | Crew hide for six hours before attackers break into safe area of the cargo vessel | MEE and agencies | Sun, 01/24/2021 – 11: 38 | Nigerian special forces sail to intercept pirates during a multinational maritime exercise involving 33 countries off the coast of Lagos on 20 March 2019 (AFP) | Armed pirates attacked a Turkish cargo sh…
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Israel allows US to deploy Iron Dome missile defence system in the Gulf: Report
MEE staff | middleeasteye.net | 2021-01-24
Israel allows US to deploy Iron Dome missile defence system in the Gulf: Report | Israeli officials refuse to reveal in which countries the system will be deployed, according to Israeli newspaper | MEE staff | Sun, 01/24/2021 – 11: 21 | Report of US deal on Iron Domes comes against backdrop of Israel's normalisation accords with the UAE and Bahrain (AFP) | The United States is expected to soon begin deploying the Israeli-…
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Sunday 1/31: Giant Book Sale (New & Used) to Benefit the Revolution Tour
Revolution Books | indybay.org | 2021-01-24
Revolution Books, 2444 Durant Ave. Berkeley CA 94704…
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Monday 1/25: Yemen Car/Bike Caravan-Global Day of Action
DSASF, International Solidarity Cmte | indybay.org | 2021-01-24
Meet at 444 Spear St…
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Joe Biden's Presidency Should Be One To Take on Animal Ag
Direct Action Everywhere | indybay.org | 2021-01-24
When Joe Biden was giving his Super Tuesday victory speech, our activists jumped to the stage and asked him to #LetDairyDie.
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Two Victories on January 20th: San Lorenzo Park Residents and RV Dwellers on Riverside
Robert Norse | indybay.org | 2021-01-24
Joint community direct action and legal pressure prompted two victories this last week for unhoused folks in Santa Cruz. In-person physical support on Riverside St. and at San Lorenzo temporarily thwarted the standard "move out and hide out" strategy of both the Public Works Department and City Manager Martin Bernal.
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Time To Require The Richest To Pay For Nonviolent Food For the Poorest
Feed The Hungry | indybay.org | 2021-01-24
Our 1st priority: feeding the hungry, sheltering the homeless with nonviolent food…
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Hank Aaron who surpassed Babe Ruth in homeruns has gone on
Admirer | indybay.org | 2021-01-24
Early pioneer of sports integration, home run king, who inspired fans for 30 years, Hank Aaron has gone on at the age of 86.
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Thursday 1/28: "Vigneto: Yes or No?": Endangered San Pedro River and Q&A w/ Filmmaker Dina Kagan
Center for Biological Diversity | indybay.org | 2021-01-24
Online screening & panel discussion…
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Why capitalism compels renunciation and we could work less
Lothar Galow-Bergemann and Ernst Lohoff | indybay.org | 2021-01-24
The corona and climate crises demonstrate how 'our economy' is failing before the existential challenges of the time. Eternal growth, maximum profit and rising share prices are the lifeblood of the economy. Without them, it immediately begins to crumble. The climate crisis reveals that growth programmed for infinity will amount to the destruction of the planet in the medium rather than the long term.
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Keep Swinging for Justice and Freedom: The Legacy of Hammerin' Hank Aaron
John W. Whitehead | globalresearch.ca | 2021-01-24
"My motto was always to keep swinging. Whether I was in a slump or feeling badly or having trouble off the field, the only thing to do was keep swinging."–Hank Aaron | My father, a rabid St. Louis Cardinals fan, listened …
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Community rallies for an end to the genocide on Tigray
Pip Hinman | greenleft.org.au | 2021-01-24
Western Australia's Tigrean community organised a second rally on January 22 against the Ethiopian government's war on the Tigray province. Alex Salmon reports.
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Groups call for focus on Rohingya education in Bangladesh
yenisafak.com | 2021-01-24
A collective of rights groups and civil society organizations has called for greater focus on education of Rohingya refugees and rehabilitation of academic institutes in areas where they are being hosted in Bangladesh."Although Rohingya children aged 6-14 years have been included in the non-formal education program initiated by the government of Bangladesh and various organizations, 83% of adolescents and youth aged 15-24 years do not participate in any education program," Cox's Bazar CSO-NGO Forum said in a statement on Saturday.The southeastern Bangladeshi city of Cox's Bazar is home to over 1.2 million Rohingy…
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Prolonged closure of schools in Africa sparks fear of setbacks
yenisafak.com | 2021-01-24
In a setback that may have long-term consequences, the prolonged closure of schools in Africa due to virus-related restrictions has hampered children's learning, according to a UN official.Speaking to Anadolu Agency, Rajat Madhok, the chief of communication advocacy and partnerships at the UNICEF office in Rwanda, said there are fears that schools' prolonged closure due to coronavirus may lead students to drop out of school.He added: "Without the safety net that schools often provide, students are more vulnerable to abuse, including child labor and sexual violence."Saying that it is unfortunate that children in K…
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Europe concerned over detention of protesters in Russia
yenisafak.com | 2021-01-24
The EU and European countries on Saturday raised their concern over the detention of people in Russia protesting the arrest of Russian opposition politician Alexey Navalny.Tens of thousands of people on Saturday gathered in Russia to protest Navalny's detention, demanding his immediate release.Many people supporting Navalny were detained in the country while police intervened the protestors harshly."Following unfolding events in #Russia with concern. I deplore widespread detentions, disproportionate use of force, cutting down internet and phone connections," Josep Borrell, the EU foreign policy chief, said on Twi…
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Rohingya case may face delay at The Hague
yenisafak.com | 2021-01-24
A final decision at the UN's top court in the legal battle against Myanmar for the alleged genocide of Rohingya Muslims could be delayed, as the International Court of Justice (ICJ) is first set to rule on objections filed by Myanmar.A legal summary prepared by the New York-based Global Justice Center, shared with Anadolu Agency, stated that Myanmar has raised objections over whether the western African country of Gambia was eligible to file the November 2019 case alleging that Myanmar's atrocities against the Rohingya in Rakhine state violate the Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genoci…
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Twelve Hashd al-Shaabi members killed in Daesh attack
yenisafak.com | 2021-01-24
Militia group commander Abu Alia al-Hasnawi was among those killed by the 22nd Brigade in the attack. Iraq Joint Operations Command extended condolences for the killing of the commander.At least 32 people were killed Thursday in twin suicide bombings claimed by Daesh/ISIS in Baghdad.
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Kuwaiti ruler reappoints ex-premier to form new gov't
yenisafak.com | 2021-01-24
Kuwait's Emir Nawaf Al-Ahmad Al-Sabah on Sunday reassigned the nation's caretaker prime minister to form a new government, according to the official KUNA news agency.The reappointment came six days after Sabah Al-Khaled al-Sabah tendered his government's resignation on Jan. 18 after a dispute with parliament.Several ministers in the previous government tendered their resignations en masse two weeks ago, after lawmakers sought to grill the premier over what they described as "constitutional violations."*Bassel Barakat contributed to this report from Ankara…
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One World Governance and the Council on Foreign Relations. "We Shall have World Government… by Conquest or Consent."
Joachim Hagopian | globalresearch.ca | 2021-01-24
The fact is the Council on Foreign Relations has been controlling US foreign policy for almost a century, and chief among its most obvious agendas has been building and maintaining US Empire's global unipolar hegemony and military strength at all cost.
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Israeli Colonists Close Main Junction Near Bethlehem
IMEMC News | imemc.org | 2021-01-24
Many illegal fanatic Israeli colonists closed, on Saturday evening, the Gush Etzion Junction, south of Bethlehem, south of occupied Jerusalem in the West Bank, blocking Palestinian traffic. Eyewitnesses said the colonists gathered at the junction while carrying Israeli flags and chanting anti-Arab slogans. They added that the colonists blocked all Palestinian traffic on the main …
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Fast Culture, Slow Culture
Bruce Campbell | dissidentvoice.org | 2021-01-24
A couple of years ago I experienced one of those quick flashes of insight that seem to come to us few and far between. I was cooking — I don't remember what was on the menu, but I was probably recovering from the stressors of the work day and had turned for solace to the …
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Slovenian artists and political activists protest targeting of cultural space in Ljubljana
Peoples Dispatch | peoplesdispatch.org | 2021-01-24
The inhabitants of the Autonomous Rog Factory were evicted on January 19. The abandoned factory had been taken over by activists and artists over a decade ago and converted into a community space for alternative cultural and social initiatives…
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Worker Dies After Soldiers Fired Gas Bombs, And Chased Palestinians Near Tulkarem
IMEMC News | imemc.org | 2021-01-24
A Palestinian worker died, on Sunday morning, near the illegal Annexation Wall, in Far'un village, south of the northern West Bank city of Tulkarem, after the soldiers chased many Palestinians and fired gas bombs at them. Palestinian medical sources said Fuad Sabti Jouda, 48, from Iraq at-Tayeh village, east of the northern West Bank city …
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A Classic Example of Biased Political Reporting
James O'Neill | dissidentvoice.org | 2021-01-24
The Sydney Morning Herald has always been regarded as a reasonably responsible newspaper. Although editorially it was generally a supporter of the misnamed Liberal Party, its opinion pieces generally try to pursue an open mind. Its editorial commentary of course generally favoured one side of the political divide rather than the other. The writers were …
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Soldiers Abduct Three Palestinians, Detonate Their Car, Near Jenin
IMEMC News | imemc.org | 2021-01-24
Israeli soldiers abducted, on Sunday at dawn, three Palestinians, and detonated their car, near Jenin, in northern West Bank. Montaser Sammour, the head of the Jenin office of the Palestinian Prisoners' Society (PPS) said the soldiers invaded Qabatia town, south of the city, before abducting Ahmad Abu ar-Rob, Jihad Abu ar-Rob, and Majdi Kamil. Sammour …
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Israeli Colonists Attack Palestinian Journalists Near Hebron
IMEMC News | imemc.org | 2021-01-24
A group of fanatic illegal Israeli colonists attacked, on Saturday evening, Palestinian journalists who were documenting their seriously escalating violations, near Susiya illegal colony, south of Hebron city, in the southern part of the occupied West Bank. The WAFA Palestinian News Agency said the colonists attacked two of its journalists, identified as Mashhour al-Wihwah and …
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The Other Capitol Mob: How the Billionaires funded the Insurrection
Jim Hightower | juancole.com | 2021-01-24
Much to the embarrassment of major corporations, their political donations were traced to the mayhem of January 6. ( Otherwords.org ) — You can't poke into any issue in Congress without stumbling over sacks full of corporate campaign donations. The recent eruption of pro-Trump mob violence inside the U.S. Capitol exposed boodles of that special …
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Iraq: Biggest Corruption Scandal in History
Dirk Adriaensens | globalresearch.ca | 2021-01-24
In her article "Iraq's century of humiliation in the globalised age", Aneela Shahzad writes: | "In May 2020, the Special Representative of Secretary General for the UN Assistance Mission for Iraq announced that the poverty rate in Iraq would double to …
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The Illusion of Democracy: Power and Secrecy
Rod Driver | globalresearch.ca | 2021-01-24
In 2003, millions of people protested against the invasion of Iraq. If Britain and the US had genuine democracies, where the views of ordinary people matter, the invasion, slaughter and torture in Iraq would not have happened. Our governments ignored …
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The people want the fall of the regime: What lies behind the protests in Tunisia?
Abdul Rahman | peoplesdispatch.org | 2021-01-24
In the 10 years since the Arab Spring, while democracy has functioned in Tunisia at a procedural level, it has not met the aspirations of the people, especially the youth…
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Double Suicide Bombing: Baghdad Blast Responsibility in Question
Steven Sahiounie | globalresearch.ca | 2021-01-24
A deadly double suicide bombing ripped through a second-hand clothing market in Tayaran Square, located in Bab Al-Sharqi commercial district of Baghdad on Thursday. Hassan Mohammed Al-Tamimi, Iraq's Health Minister, said at least 32 people were killed and 110 others …
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Who is responsible for Canada's second, deadlier, wave of COVID-19?
wsws.org | 2021-01-23
So as to ensure Canada's ruling elite continues to accumulate obscene wealth, the federal Liberal and provincial governments have sabotaged implementation of the measures urgently needed to halt the spread of COVID-19.
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The Scale of Loss: 400,000 Dead
Rivera Sun | commondreams.org | 2021-01-23
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Facebook purges left-wing pages and individuals
wsws.org | 2021-01-23
On Friday, Facebook carried out a purge of left-wing, antiwar and progressive Facebook pages and accounts, including members of the Socialist Equality Party.
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Corporate Media's leaked Chinese documents confirm China didn't hide COVID-19
Joshua Cho | mronline.org | 2021-01-23
Several reports on China's response to the COVID-19 pandemic came out late last year, based on what U.S. outlets like CNN, the New York Times and ProPublica claimed to be leaked Chinese documents. Although these reports implied that China was responsible for how bad the pandemic has been because of its downplaying of numbers and …
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Vote "no" on the sellout agreement at Hunts Point! Form rank-and-file committees to expand the strike!
wsws.org | 2021-01-23
The Socialist Equality Party urges workers at Hunts Point Produce market in the Bronx to reject any deal between the Teamsters and the employers to shut down the strike.
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Nursing leaders call for more effective PPE in light of new coronavirus variants
The Canary | thecanary.co | 2021-01-23
Nursing leaders are calling on the government to urgently review the use of standard surgical masks by healthcare staff. A review would raise the question of whether surgical masks offer enough protection against highly transmissible strains of coronavirus (Covid-19). | One nurse told the PA news agency that she feels staff are like "lambs to the slaughter" due to the inadequacy of surgical masks. | Urgent call for higher grade of PPE: | The Royal College of Nursing (RCN) has written to the government after members raised fears they have inadequate personal protective equipment (PPE). Separately, it's als…
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Video: Sen. Rand Paul Challenges New Sec. of State over Regime Change in Syria
Al-Masdar News | globalresearch.ca | 2021-01-23
U.S. Senator (Kentucky) Rand Paul recently challenged the new Secretary of State nominee Anthony Blinken on his history of pushing regime change in the Middle East and North Africa. | Sen. Paul began his argument by questioning Blinken's role in the …
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Government statistics reveal vast scale of UK school teacher and staff COVID-19 infections
wsws.org | 2021-01-23
The statistics are a devastating indictment of the Conservative government's policy of forcing schools to stay open, supported by the Labour Party and the trade unions.
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Matthew Rozsa | salon.com | 2021-01-23
Historians will remember Trump as an aspiring dictator who failed because he was too dumb to understand COVID-19…
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Thousands call on Home Office to shut barracks housing refugees amid coronavirus outbreak
The Canary | thecanary.co | 2021-01-23
120 people have reportedly tested positive for coronavirus (Covid-19) at a military barracks housing refugees in Kent. The outbreak has sparked fears of a health crisis.Around 400 people are living at Napier Barracks in Folkestone, Kent, which means that over 1 in 4 residents could be infected. The virus outbreak has added to concerns over conditions at the barracks."Unbearable": Residents, many of whom have crossed the English Channel in small boats, have described it as "unbearable". They say social distancing is impossible at the facility.Earlier in January, many residents went on hunger strike in prote…
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Investigate Neoliberal Leaders Who Failed to Protect Us From COVID-19
Noam Chomsky | socialistproject.ca | 2021-01-23
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 … Keep reading »…
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Thailand's Billionaire-led Opposition Lie about Vaccine Prices
Anthony Cartalucci | thealtworld.com | 2021-01-23
The US-backed billionaire-led opposition in Thailand has continued to attack the Thai government over its COVID-19 response despite Thailand's response being among the best in the world. | Now the opposition is lying about the costs of AstraZeneca's vaccines and about the nature of the deal made with the Thai government for vaccines, technology transfers, and the manufacturing of vaccines in Thailand. | References: | Twitter — Pannika Wanich @Pannika_FWP: | twitter.com/Pannika_FWP/status/135174208… | BBC — Covi…
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Spain's rich and powerful secretly monopolised COVID-19 vaccines
wsws.org | 2021-01-23
The ruling class orders workers and youth back to work and school, knowing thousands will get sick and die, knowing they can illegally obtain the vaccine for themselves.
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[World Report] CEPI criticised for lack of transparency
Ann Danaiya Usher | thelancet.com | 2021-01-23
The publicly funded epidemic response agency CEPI has been criticised for the lack of transparency in its grant agreements with COVID-19 vaccine developers. Ann Danaiya Usher reports.
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While The World Is Distracted By COVID, Those Under The Yoke Of US Foreign Policy Suffer Immensely
Ryan Cristián | thelastamericanvagabond.com | 2021-01-23
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 (1/23/21). 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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Video: France's Medical Doctors Speak Out. "Pour la vérité de Covid-19"
Peter Koenig | globalresearch.ca | 2021-01-23
The New Tang Dynasty (NTD) broadcast a Press Conference of 9 January 2021 of independent French medical doctors for the truth about Covid-19. It is called "Coordination Santé Libre" or "Free Health Coordination". | The Group, based in France, represents more …
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The Heat: Biden administration's COVID-19 plan
Anand Naidoo | america.cgtn.com | 2021-01-23
U.S. President Biden laid out his plan to fight the coronavirus pandemic but warns things will get worse before they get better.
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[Perspectives] COVID duets
Danielle Ofri | thelancet.com | 2021-01-23
It was a Saturday afternoon in March, 2020. COVID-19 cases had started to trickle into our hospital, but I had a different sort of acute case on my hands. Thanks to the sweltering heat in New York City apartments, two seams on my cello had splayed open. If I didn't get them sutured, stat, the entire instrument could eviscerate.
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[Correspondence] Neuropathology associated with SARS-CoV-2 infection
MacLean P Nasrallah, Zissimos Mourelatos, Edward B Lee | thelancet.com | 2021-01-23
Claus Hann von Weyhern and colleagues1 describe autopsy findings of six patients who died of COVID-19. Better understanding of the central effects of COVID-19 is crucial, and we read with great interest their findings that included pan-encephalitis and meningitis in all six patients, regardless of whether cause of death was due to cardiorespiratory failure, pulmonary embolism, or intracranial haemorrhage. However, the images provided in the appendix of the Correspondence1 do not clearly show meningitis or encephalitis.
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[World Report] India begins COVID-19 vaccination amid trial allegations
Anoo Bhuyan | thelancet.com | 2021-01-23
Trial participants in Bhopal say that they could not read consent forms and have not been able to report adverse events. Anoo Bhuyan reports from Bhopal.
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[Correspondence] Neuropathology associated with SARS-CoV-2 infection
Kristof Egervari, Christian Thomas, Johannes A Lobrinus, Tanja Kuhlmann, Wolfgang Bràºck, Seth Love, John F Crary, Christine Stadelmann, Werner Paulus, Doron Merkler | thelancet.com | 2021-01-23
We believe that many of the key findings described in the Correspondence by Claus Hann von Weyhern and colleagues1 should be interpreted differently. The exact nature of CNS involvement in COVID-19 is not only of fundamental importance for our understanding of the disease, but might have substantial consequences in directing clinical efforts to achieve better patient management in the future. Thus, observations about CNS inflammation as described by von Weyhern and colleagues will cause a great stir among biomedical scientists and clinicians if proven to be correct.
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[Obituary] Suhaila Siddiq
Andrew Green | thelancet.com | 2021-01-23
Afghan Public Health Minister, surgeon, and lieutenant general. Born in Kabul, Afghanistan, she died there on Dec 4, 2020, after reportedly contracting COVID-19. She was believed to be in her early 80s.
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[Correspondence] Reaffirming health and safety precautionary principles for COVID-19 in the UK
Raymond M Agius, Denise Kendrick, Herb F Sewell, Marcia Stewart, John FR Robertson | thelancet.com | 2021-01-23
In their case for a sustainable UK strategy for COVID-19, Deepti Gurdasani and colleagues1 recommend "restoration of an adequate health and safety inspectorate". We do not believe that the UK Health and Safety Executive (HSE) should, like Public Health England, be made a scapegoat for lack of ministerial direction2 but rather that the HSE should be restored the wherewithal to fulfil its mandate.
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[Editorial] COVID-19: the intersection of education and health
The Lancet | thelancet.com | 2021-01-23
What lessons does the COVID-19 syndemic offer when considering the convergence between health and education? The International Day of Education, on Jan 24, provides an opportunity to reflect on the weaknesses of the education system before COVID-19, and on the impact of school closures and education disruptions on children and adolescents. Since March, 2020, more than 1 ∑5 billion students worldwide–an unprecedented number–have been affected by school or university closures. The implications of these closures are enormous.
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[Correspondence] Neuropathology associated with SARS-CoV-2 infection
Markus Glatzel, Christian Hagel, Jakob Matschke, Jan Sperhake, Nikolaus Deigendesch, Alexandar Tzankov, Stephan Frank | thelancet.com | 2021-01-23
We read with interest the Correspondence by Claus Hann von Weyhern and colleagues,1 in which they report pronounced CNS involvement with pan-encephalitis in six patients with COVID-19 who were on invasive ventilation, some of whom were also receiving extracorporeal membrane oxygenation. Of these, three patients were further reported to have "massive intracranial" and "diffuse petechial haemorrhage in the entire brain".1 These changes are then attributed directly or indirectly to severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) infection.
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'Overpromise and Under Deliver': Netizens Rap Biden for Saying COVID Trajectory 'Cannot be Changed'
sputniknews.com | 2021-01-23
Democrat Joe Biden, who campaigned ahead of the 2020 presidential election on a vow to make COVID-19 relief a top priority ostensibly in divergence from the Trump administration's pandemic response, which he had slammed as ineffectual, signed a slew of executive orders on his first day in office as POTUS to combat the ongoing health crisis.
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Welsh Tory leader caves in & resigns after flouting Covid-19 drinks ban
rt.com | 2021-01-23
Having a few drinks with fellow politicians at the Senedd has cost Paul Davies of the Welsh Conservatives his leadership position. He announced his resignation on Saturday, a day after refusing to do so. | Davies insisted that his consumption of alcohol at the Welsh Parliament did not constitute a breach of Covid-19 restrictions, and that his decision to resign was motivated by a wish to avoid "distraction" from criticizing the Labour-led government of the country, which the scandal caused. | "For the sake of my party, my health and my own conscience, I simply cannot continue in post," he said. | Paul Davies'…
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Stay silent, please! France's Academy of Medicine advises people to 'avoid talking' on public transport to stop spread of Covid-19
rt.com | 2021-01-23
The French National Academy of Medicine has urged people to quit the chatter on packed buses and trains, where social distancing is impossible. The country's health minister earlier asked everyone to wear better quality masks. | "The compulsory mask-wearing on public transport, where physical distance cannot be respected, must be paired with a very simple precaution: avoid talking and making phone calls," the Academy said in a statement. | The Academy updated its recommendations in light of the more transmissible coronavirus mutations that were discovered in Britain and South Africa. | The High Council of Publ…
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'Catastrophically wrong': German court declares regional lockdown UNCONSTITUTIONAL in 'politically explosive' decision
rt.com | 2021-01-23
A German district court has declared a strict lockdown imposed by the government of the central state of Thuringia last spring unconstitutional, as it acquitted a person accused of violating it. | A trivial case about a man violating strict German lockdown rules by celebrating a birthday with his friends has ended up in a decision the German media described as "politically explosive." A district court in the city of Weimar did not just acquit the defendant but also stated that the authorities themselves breached Germany's basic law. | Thuringia's spring lockdown was a "catastrophically wrong political decision…
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Coronavirus claims transport minister in Zimbabwe
yenisafak.com | 2021-01-23
Within 24 hours, Zimbabwe has lost a second member of its leadership class to coronavirus.Joel Biggie Matiza, the Southern African country's transport minister, died late Friday from COVID-19 at a private hospital in the capital Harare.Earlier in the day former Education Minister Aeneas Chigwedere also succumbed to COVID-19, and after Matiza's passing came word that Paradzai Zimondi, 73, former head of the country's prisons, was also claimed by the virus.Born in 1960 in Murewa in the Mashonaland East Province, Matiza previously worked as deputy minister of local government, public works and national housing.He wa…
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Southern California school districts plan reopenings despite dire spread of COVID-19
wsws.org | 2021-01-23
In the past two weeks, COVID-19 deaths have increased by 82 percent throughout California as the virus continues to spread unabated. Despite the surge, multiple Southern California school districts plan to reopen in the coming weeks.
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Greater numbers dying as COVID-19 infections spread in UK workplaces
wsws.org | 2021-01-23
Data published by Public Health England covering January 4-10 showed a near 70 percent increase in reports of COVID-19 infections related to workplaces, with 175 clusters. These workplaces were other than schools, hospitals or care homes.
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Threat of fascistic coup grows in Brazil amid COVID vaccination failure
wsws.org | 2021-01-23
"We the military are the last obstacle to socialism. Who decides whether a people will live in democracy or dictatorship is their Armed Forces," declared fascistic President Bolsonaro.
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Hunts Point strike: A victory for NYC Teamsters
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2021-01-23
New York City – Today, January 23, over 1400 dock workers and truck drivers at Hunts Point Produce Market ended their strike after six days of militant picketing. The tentative agreement was approved by 97% of the membership, with the largest wage increase in their history. | Known as the largest produce market in the world, the Bronx-based Hunts Point provides over 60% of the produce for New York City. As essential workers, the Teamsters at Hunts Point worked throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, barely earning enough money to afford the city's cost of living. They never received hazard pay from their employer.
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Alabama teachers speak out as four more teachers die of COVID-19 this week
wsws.org | 2021-01-23
The staggering impact of these educators' deaths upon staff and students is incalculable, and there have been numerous heartfelt tributes made by community members in Montgomery.
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#ZeroCovid petition: The campaign for a European lockdown requires a socialist perspective
wsws.org | 2021-01-23
The large support for the #ZeroCovid petition is an expression of the growing opposition to official government policy that puts the profits of big business above saving human lives. A consistent struggle against the pandemic, however, requires a socialist programme and the building of independent action committees.
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Hunts Point strike: A victory for NYC Teamsters
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2021-01-23
New York City – Today, January 23, over 1400 dock workers and truck drivers at Hunts Point Produce Market ended their strike after six days of militant picketing. The tentative agreement was approved by 97% of the membership, with the largest wage increase in their history. | Known as the largest produce market in the world, the Bronx-based Hunts Point provides over 60% of the produce for New York City. As essential workers, the Teamsters at Hunts Point worked throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, barely earning enough money to afford the city's cost of living. They never received hazard pay from their employer.
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Carbon emission data during pandemic lockdowns provides insights on challenges ahead
Sandipan Talukdar | peoplesdispatch.org | 2021-01-23
Carbon emissions saw a significant dip due to the global lockdowns during the COVID-19 pandemic. However, even this forced decline will be nowhere close to enough to meet the aims of the Paris Agreement…
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Russia ends COVID-19 restrictions in major cities
wsws.org | 2021-01-23
Having witnessed a small drop-off in infections and hospitalizations, Moscow and Saint Petersburg are now ending the very restrictions that fueled these improvements.
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Police Killings in America: Eric Garner's Mother Says We Must Push for Justice that Her Son Didn't Receive
Prof. Marjorie Cohn | globalresearch.ca | 2021-01-23
The mother of Eric Garner, who was brutally murdered by New York City police officers applying a chokehold as he pleaded "I can't breathe," testified this week before the International Commission of Inquiry on Systemic Racist Police Violence Against People …
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For a full, immediate investigation into death threats against Kshama Sawant!
wsws.org | 2021-01-23
The threats to assassinate Socialist Alternative leader and Seattle City Councilmember Kshama Sawant came from a city government email address. The city must take all necessary measures to protect Sawant, her family and her aides.
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New Toolkit Tallies Up Victories and Summarizes Strategies to Defund the Police
Staff | truthout.org | 2021-01-23
In June of 2020, Interrupting Criminalization, an initiative I co-founded in 2018 with Mariame Kaba, later joined by Woods Ervin (now Communications Director at Critical Resistance) and Eva Nagao, released a toolkit collecting and summarizing demands to defund police emanating from the frontlines of the 2020 mass uprising against anti-Black police violence and abandonment of Black communities to the devastation of the coronavirus pandemic and t…
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Economic and Social Council turns 75; President reaffirms mandate to tackle pandemic, development challenges
news.un.org | 2021-01-23
Marking its 75th anniversary amid the most serious economic and health crisis the UN has ever faced, the Organization's Economic and Social Council "has the mandate and the responsibility to respond to these challenges," the body's President, Munir Akram, said on Saturday.
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Tlaib Leads Charge Against New Domestic Terrorism Laws
Kenny Stancil | zcomm.org | 2021-01-23
"While many may find comfort in increased national security powers in the wake of this attack, we must emphasize that we have been here before and we have seen where that road leads."
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Maduro Says 'Terrorist Attack' Targets PDVSA Gas Pipeline in Anzoategui – Video
sputniknews.com | 2021-01-23
MEXICO CITY (Sputnik) – Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro has condemned the attack on a gas pipeline of the state-run oil and gas company Petroleos de Venezuela (PDVSA) which has led to a major fire at the facilities in the northeastern state of Anzoategui.
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Venezuela Will Send Oxygen To Manaus Every Seven Days
telesurenglish.net | 2021-01-23
The Venezuelan Foreign Minister Jorge Arreaza announced on Friday that his country will send oxygen tanks to Brazilian city Manaus every week. | RELATED: | Brazil's Lula Thanks Venezuela for Sending Oxygen to Manaus | "We are establishing an agreement so that 80,000 more kilos, five gondolas, can arrive every seven days in Manaus (Brazil)," Arreaza said during a televised interview. | @NicolasMaduro estamos entregando 3 camiones contentivos cada uno con 20 mil kg de oxígeno
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Workers Struggles: Asia, Australia and the Pacific
wsws.org | 2021-01-23
The World Socialist Web Site invites workers and other readers to contribute to this regular feature.
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Tuesday 2/16: Rashid Khalidi & Nora Barrows-Friedman: Hundred Years War on Palestine
KPFA Radio 94.1 FM | indybay.org | 2021-01-23
Online webinar…
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Biden's own Moderates and Hardliners Battle it Out on reviving Iran Nuclear Deal
Juan Cole | juancole.com | 2021-01-23
Ann Arbor (Informed Comment) — Two and a half days into the Biden administration, it is already clear that the Problem of Iran is going to loom large over its foreign policy. There are already hard liners and moderates in the Biden team, just as there are in Iran. The first few Biden appointments, Antony …
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Immortal Wins: India Defeats Fortress Australia
Binoy Kampmark | dissidentvoice.org | 2021-01-23
It was never meant to be like this. After the Indian cricketing team met misery and disaster in the first test match at Adelaide, registering a paltry 36 in its second innings, little hope was had for the touring side. Australia threatened rout and massacre. The Border-Gavaskar trophy seemed within the home side's grasp. And …
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Dozens Of Palestinians Injured In Beit Hanoun Explosion
IMEMC News | imemc.org | 2021-01-23
Updated: The Interior Ministry in Gaza has reported that dozens of Palestinians were injured, on Saturday morning, in an explosion, east of Beit Hanoun, in northern Gaza. The Ministry said the causes of the explosion are still under investigation and added that the medics moved at least 27 Palestinians to the Indonesian Hospital, in northern …
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Several Palestinians Injured In Beit Hanoun Explosion
IMEMC News | imemc.org | 2021-01-23
The Interior Ministry in Gaza has reported that many Palestinians were injured, on Saturday morning, in an explosion, east of Beit Hanoun, in northern Gaza. The Ministry said the causes of the explosion are still under investigation and added that the medics moved eight Palestinians to the Indonesian Hospital, in northern Gaza. The explosion caused …
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Israel Shows No Moral Tenet: Justice for Mohammed El-Halabi
Alon Ben-Meir | dissidentvoice.org | 2021-01-23
Israel's continued treatment of Palestinian political prisoners is unconscionable. Mohammed El Halabi, an aid worker from Gaza, has been in prison for four years while he awaits his trial; this is nothing short of cruel absurdity. He has been forced before the court over 150 times, many of those appearances secret, without word of when …
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Can Biden roll back Trump's escalation and end catastrophic Yemen War?
Reese Erlich | juancole.com | 2021-01-23
The Biden Administration has a chance to undo a disastrous label and open the door for peace. ( 48hills.org) — One day before the Inauguration, the Trump Administration added Yemen's Houthi movement to a list of foreign terrorist organizations. It was just the latest, desperate attempt to hamstring President Joe Biden's promise to end the …
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Venezuela Denounces Large-Scale Corruption Scheme Led by Guaido
telesurenglish.net | 2021-01-23
The President of Venezuela's National Assembly Jorge Rodriguez revealed on Saturday a large-scale corruption scheme led by opposition politician Juan Guaidó in compliance with Paraguayan authorities to steal Venezuela's assets. | RELATED: | Paraguay's Govt. Admits Guaido Offered to Reduce PDVSA Debt | "The Government of Paraguay owes $360,000,000 to the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela. The commission that was to be shared between Guaidó and the Paraguayans was $26,000,000 do you kn…
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Sunday 1/24: The US Capitol Building Riot and Its Blowback: Scarier than QAnon?
Eugene E Ruyle | indybay.org | 2021-01-23
ZOOM meeting, Log-in info at ICSSMARX.ORG
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"Dickinson" creator on Emily and fame: "The spotlight was a dangerous place for her to be"
Melanie McFarland | salon.com | 2021-01-23
Alena Smith spoke to Salon about developing the poet's relationship with fame and trusting shady male allies…
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The struggle for religious freedom — from Thomas Jefferson to Black Lives Matter
Paul Rosenberg | salon.com | 2021-01-23
Out of America's paradoxical history of religious liberty comes a great push for Black freedom and racial justice…
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Sen. Tom Cotton campaigned on his "experience as an Army Ranger" — but he didn't have any
Roger Sollenberger | salon.com | 2021-01-23
Arkansas senator has repeatedly said he served as "a U.S. Army Ranger in Iraq and Afghanistan." That's not true…
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The secretive, sweet — and sometimes saccharine — history of artificial birthday cake flavor
Ashlie D. Stevens | salon.com | 2021-01-23
Sales of "birthday cake" flavor have skyrocketed by more than 29% since 2017. What's behind this food phenomenon?>…
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Why California's vaccine roll-out has been such a mess
Nicole Karlis | salon.com | 2021-01-23
The current surge and an underfunded public health system created a storm of disarray…
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Dear Mr. President: You inspired us — but "unity" with Republicans and Trumpists is a trap
Chauncey DeVega | salon.com | 2021-01-23
Joe Biden's inaugural address was soaring, Lincoln-esque oratory — but his vision of national unity is dangerous…
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No happy trees here — HBO's "Painting With John" is a dark and dreamy contemplation of artistry
Ashlie D. Stevens | salon.com | 2021-01-23
The Lounge Lizards founder John Lurie promptly subverts the Bob Ross formula…
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How to make Instant Pot boiled eggs (just the way you like them)
Sarah Jampel | salon.com | 2021-01-23
Achieve perfect soft-, medium- and hard-boiled eggs in your Instant Pot — no guesswork required…
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The government can't keep ignoring England's scandalous child poverty crisis
Sophia Purdy-Moore | thecanary.co | 2021-01-23
The children's commissioner for England Anne Longfield has warned that if the government fails to take urgent action, one in three children will be living in poverty by 2024. According to the commissioner, child poverty will continue to rise "unless the Government commits to a bold, broad response". | Millions of children living in pov…
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Echoes of Afghanistan: We need to talk about the UK troops in Mali
Joe Glenton | thecanary.co | 2021-01-23
Over 300 UK troops have been deployed to Mali under a UN mandate. The situation is volatile, the mission is confused, and serious questions have been raised about equipment. Yet very little had been said in the press. The troops were deployed without much fanfare and the UK media has said remarkably little about the mission | Mali conflict | The conflict in Mali has been ongoing since 2012 with the French — a former colonial ruler — intervening militarily in 2013. As of December…
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Scientists warn against lifting lockdown amid 'more deadly' mutant coronavirus strain
The Canary | thecanary.co | 2021-01-23
Scientists have warned there can be no early easing of lockdown rules after evidence that the mutant coronavirus variant which emerged in the South East of England may be more deadly than the original strain.Mortality rates: Boris Johnson has appealed to people to stay home and follow the rules after he revealed the new variant may be associated with "a higher degree of mortality".He also said the government could have to bring in further restrictions on travel. This was following a warning that other new variants found in South Africa and Brazil may be more resistant to the vaccines that have been develop…
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Lula Speaks Of US Power Behind Bolsonaro In New Documentary
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2021-01-23
In an interview for a new documentary, former Brazil president Lula explains how the United States government and corporations benefited from anti-corruption operation Lava Jato, while damaging the sovereignty of Brazil and lives of ordinary Brazilians. | The new film 'Dismantling Brazil: Bolsonaro's Neoliberal Agenda', was produced by Brasil Wire co-editor Brian Mier and US journalist Michael Fox, and published by Redfish Docs. | The following is an excerpt from Lula's interview with Brian Mier.
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Biden Administration Announces Plan To Combat 'Domestic Extremism'
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2021-01-23
On Friday, White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki announced that President Biden ordered three US intelligence agencies to review the threat of "domestic violent extremism." | Since pro-Trump demonstrators stormed the US Capitol building on January 6th, calls to combat "domestic terrorism" have been growing. Before January 6th, Biden's transition team had said they were planning to pass laws against domestic terrorism, and the Capitol incident has made it a top priority. | "The January 6th assault on the Capitol and the tragic deaths and destruction that occurred underscored what we have long known. The rise of do…
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Iran Wants The Nuclear Deal It Made
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2021-01-23
The new administration in Washington has a fundamental choice to make. It can embrace the failed policies of the Trump administration and continue down the path of disdain for international cooperation and international law–a contempt powerfully evident in the United States' decision in 2018 to unilaterally withdraw from the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, commonly known as the Iran nuclear deal, that had been signed by Iran, China, France, Germany, Russia, the United Kingdom, and the European Union just three years earlier. Or the new administration can shed the failed assumptions of the past and seek…
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UF Students Announce Boycott Against Aramark
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2021-01-23
Four organizations are taking a stand against UF's official food service provider to protest its use of prison labor. | The Gainesville Chapter of the Dream Defenders, UF NAACP, the UF Black Student Union and the Coalition to Abolish Prison Slavery at UF launched a monetary boycott against Aramark, the food service giant, Tuesday. The goal is to pressure the university to contract a new food supplier that doesn't use prison labor, Dream Defenders member Ava Kaplan wrote in an email. | UF Graduate Assistants United also announced its support for the Reitz Union Boycott Thursday through a Facebook post. | Aramark h…
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Washington Rejects Massive Methanol Refinery
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2021-01-23
Kalama, WA –The Washington Department of Ecology (Ecology) denied permits for the massive fracked gas-to-methanol refinery proposed in Kalama, WA. Ecology nixed the fossil fuel processing and export proposal after deciding it would have a significant negative impact on the climate, Washington's shorelines, and the public interest. [read the full letter from WA Ecology and Director Watson] | "Without the necessary state and federal permits, this climate-wrecking proposal is going nowhere," said Brett VandenHeuvel, Executive Director with Columbia Riverkeeper. "Ecology's decision is cause for celebration for…
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Biden's Secretary Of State Praises Trump's Achievements On Israel
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2021-01-23
A new administration has taken over Washington with talk of justice, respect and diversity. However, when it comes to Israel-the news isn't so encouraging. | Joe Biden's foreign policy team says it wants to return to the Iran deal, but reassures the Israel lobby that that won't happen any time soon, and when it comes to actual Palestinian rights or freedom (the "peace process"), it clearly wants as little friction with the Israeli government and Israel's friends in Washington as possible. I watched all 4-1/2 hours of Tony Blinken's testimony to Senate Foreign Relations (help!), and he never mentioned occupation,…
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The Pentagon Speaks
Jacob G. Hornberger | globalresearch.ca | 2021-01-23
The Joint Chiefs of Staff have spoken. Issuing a remarkable memorandum to all members of the Armed Forces, the JCS have declared that Joe Biden will be the new president of the United States. The memo may have been not …
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Why Supporting Families Who Have Abortions Later in Pregnancy Is My Life's Work
Staff | truthout.org | 2021-01-23
When Chrissy Teigen and John Legend shared their pregnancy loss with the world, it was personal to me. For seven years, I served as a labor and delivery nurse supporting patients and families through the heartache of losing or ending a wanted pregnancy. I thought of my patient Lauren* and her husband, who learned after extensive testing that their baby would not survive after birth. I'll never forget how she asked me — "Wi…
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35 House Democrats Join Reps. Bush and Pressley in Calling on Biden to End Federal Executions for Good
Jessica Corbett, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2021-01-23
Warning that future administrations could follow in Trump's footsteps, the lawmakers urge Biden to commute the death sentences of all federal inmates to "ensure that there would be no one left on death row to kill." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
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Get Up Stand Up feat. Skip and Cedella Marley
Skip and Cedella Marley | zcomm.org | 2021-01-23
We invite you to enjoy this 2020 Song Around The World rendition of "Get Up Stand Up" that premiered during our recent Peace Through Music global event…
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Complex Life Threatened
Robert Hunziker | zcomm.org | 2021-01-23
Earth's ability to support complex life is officially at risk…
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Private sector is "efficient" only at extracting money from public
Pete Dolack | zcomm.org | 2021-01-23
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…
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[Comment] Offline: The danger of unreliable narrators
Richard Horton | thelancet.com | 2021-01-23
"We can see the way out", ran the headline in last week's Sunday Express. Governments across Europe are increasingly optimistic. Ministers are looking visibly more relaxed. US President Joe Biden is now in the White House and he is serious about science, unlike his predecessor. Vaccines are being delivered at scale. Claims are now being confidently made that all adults in the UK will have been vaccinated by June or September, 2021. Although other countries have been slower to start, they will catch up.
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Jamie Dlux Interview — The Independent Media Has Always Been Fighting For You
Ryan Cristián | thelastamericanvagabond.com | 2021-01-23
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He Had a Hammer: Henry Aaron Presente
Dave Zirin | thenation.com | 2021-01-23
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Chicago Teachers Are Voting on Whether to Defy City's Divisive Reopening Plans
Staff | truthout.org | 2021-01-23
This story was originally published at Labor Notes. | Delegates of the Chicago Teachers Union have just sent a referendum to members: Shall we all work remotely starting Monday, January 25? | That's the date when many were assigned to return to schools. If the district retaliates, delegates will reconvene to take a strike vote. | The plan was voted up by a large majority in an emerge…
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John Dean: Insurrectionist Senators are Co-Conspirators and Should Not Sit in Judgment of Trump
Common Dreams staff | commondreams.org | 2021-01-23
AOC: "Sen. Hawley is trying to wiggle out of inciting a riot that killed 5" | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
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QAnon and America's Political Moment
Romin Tafarodi | commondreams.org | 2021-01-23
It will not be enough to simply to call out groups such as QAnon and demand that they shut up or be silenced | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
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[World Report] South Africa responds to new SARS-CoV-2 variant
Munyaradzi Makoni | thelancet.com | 2021-01-23
Land borders have been closed and restrictions continue as a new variant stresses the health system. Munyaradzi Makoni reports.
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[Perspectives] Poverty and love
Margaret McCartney | thelancet.com | 2021-01-23
"Whit a funny wee bastard ye are." Shuggie Bain is often subjected to such pointed observation: he is an outsider, jutting against the grain of his surroundings, even as he tries, heartbreakingly hard, to fit in. He is the child of Agnes and Shug Bain. Agnes is a glamorous, proud woman who can be funny, charming, and beautiful; and she is an alcoholic. Shug is a violent, belligerent womaniser who rapes and beats Agnes regularly. Agnes is trapped in her relationships–as is Shuggie. By the time Agnes dies, sinking, drunk in a chair "like a melted candle", Shuggie is starving, the benefits of money having gone…
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[Perspectives] Transformative experiences and A Young Doctor's Notebook
Daniel Marchalik, Andrew Lipsky | thelancet.com | 2021-01-23
Can the decision to become a physician ever be a truly rational choice? According to philosopher L A Paul, the answer is more complicated than it may seem. In her book Transformative Experience, Paul argues that when we make consequential decisions, we are limited by our inability to know what that experience will be like in advance. For Paul, a transformative experience is one that has this characteristic and is also likely to radically reshape our future point of view. The decision to undergo a transformative experience amounts to a philosopher's dilemma, because the person choosing the experience and the perso…
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[Comment] Precision medicine in rheumatology: are we getting closer?
Denis Poddubnyy | thelancet.com | 2021-01-23
The overarching aim of precision (also referred to as personalised) medicine is to identify the best possible management approach for an individual with a certain disease. The main prerequisite for such an approach is the identification of characteristics linked to a favourable outcome of a certain treatment. The characteristics of interests might be clinical or molecular biomarkers or identified through imaging, allowing for stratification of patients and prediction of response. The size of the strata might range from big subgroups covering a substantial proportion of patients to individual patients.
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[Correspondence] Considering dose in pharmacological therapies for heart failure — Authors' reply
Muthiah Vaduganathan, Gregg C Fonarow, John J V McMurray, Scott D Solomon | thelancet.com | 2021-01-23
The contemporary trials in heart failure with reduced ejection fraction (HFrEF) included in our analysis1 tested a strategy of titrating therapies to a target dose (as tolerated) and many participants did not reach this target. Among those who did, a subset of participants required dose reduction (or even temporary or permanent discontinuation) during the trials because of issues related to haemodynamics, kidney function, electrolytes, symptoms, or intervening clinical events.
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[Correspondence] Considering dose in pharmacological therapies for heart failure
Zed Seedat, Kevin Itty | thelancet.com | 2021-01-23
Muthiah Vaduganathan and colleagues'1 analysis was insightful in contextualising the potential benefits observed in trials for the medical treatment of heart failure with reduced ejection fraction (HFrEF). A noted shortcoming of the analysis was not accounting for the role of the dose of disease-modifying medication in the disease course of HFrEF. Vaduganathan and colleagues1 correctly identified the CHAMP-HF,2 QUALIFY,3 and CHECK-HF4 registries as evidence of the underuse of mineralocorticoid receptor antagonists (MRAs) and angiotensin receptor neprilysin inhibitors, but they also attributed the stagnation in HF…
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[Correspondence] Causal ordering among risk factors in the PURE study — Authors' reply
Salim Yusuf, Shofiqul Islam, Philip Joseph, Shrikant Bangdiwala | thelancet.com | 2021-01-23
We thank Tony Blakely and colleagues for their comments on our work1 and appreciate their interest in exploring population-attributable fractions (PAFs) using different approaches.
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[Correspondence] Causal ordering among risk factors in the PURE study
Tony Blakely, Neil Pearce, John Lynch, Shyamali Dharmage, Melissa Russell, Deborah Lawlor, Rebecca Bentley | thelancet.com | 2021-01-23
Salim Yusuf and colleagues'1 findings on the heterogeneity of risk factors associated with cardiovascular disease in low-income, middle-income, and high-income countries are important. However, hazard ratios (HRs) and population-attributable fractions (PAFs) need to account for causal ordering among risk factors.2,3 PAFs calculated by use of HRs from regression models that include all risk factors simultaneously violate the principle that causation occurs in sequential steps. The calculated HR is what is left over after adjusting for risk factors that are, at least partly, on the causal pathway leading to cardiov…
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[Correspondence] Neuropathology associated with SARS-CoV-2 infection — Authors' reply
Claus Hann von Weyhern, Ines Kaufmann, Frauke Neff, Marcus Kremer | thelancet.com | 2021-01-23
We welcome the opportunity to respond to the comments about our Correspondence.1 To increase the availability of data, we reported our findings, which were produced by a team that included an experienced neuropathologist and was subjected to the The Lancet's peer-review process. The three responses are similar as they all challenge our interpretation of the findings presented. Striking is the fact that the three responses disagree among themselves, with each offering yet another interpretation.
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Prince Harry Blames 'Barrage of Mistruths' on Social Media for Capitol Riots, Urges 'Accountability'
sputniknews.com | 2021-01-23
The Duke of Sussex weighed in on the recent Capitol riots in the US that resulted in five people dead and then-president Donald Trump being impeached a second time by the House of Representatives.
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Some 140,000 Chickens to Be Culled in Japan's Toyama Prefecture Over Bird Flu — Reports
sputniknews.com | 2021-01-23
TOKYO (Sputnik) — Some 140,000 chickens will be exterminated in the western Japanese prefecture of Toyama over an outbreak of bird flu, Japanese media reported on Saturday.
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Schumer Calls for DOJ Watchdog to Investigate Trump's Alleged Bid to Replace Acting AG
sputniknews.com | 2021-01-23
In mid-December, Trump announced Attorney General Bill Barr's resignation "just before Christmas", allegedly over Barr's conclusion that there was no evidence of massive voter fraud in the 2020 election, contrary to what Trump has long claimed. Then acting AG, Jeff Rosen, reiterated the DOJ's commitment to decide based on "facts and the law."
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Mysterious Full-Scale Prototype of Brand-New Fighter Jet Reportedly Flown by US Air Force
sputniknews.com | 2021-01-23
Addressing the US Air Force Association's main annual symposium at the end of 2020, acquisition chief Will Roper touted a new era where rapid design and experimentation of new aircraft, including the 'manufacturing' and 'flight testing' of them will take place primarily in the digital realm.
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Pope Francis to Miss Upcoming Religious Events Due to Severe Sciatic Pain
sputniknews.com | 2021-01-23
This is already the second time this year that Francis has been forced to cancel public appearances due to his condition. On 1 January, he had to skip the Mass for World Peace and a Vespers service on New Year's Eve before that.
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Saudi-Led Coalition Repels Attack Launched by Houthis, Reports Say
sputniknews.com | 2021-01-23
The attack comes just a day after the Saudi-led forces destroyed an explosive-laden boat and a drone launched by Houthis. This comes after former US secretary of state Mike Pompeo, who left…
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Kadhimi responds to Baghdad attack by sacking security officials and angering rivals
Suadad al-Salhy | middleeasteye.net | 2021-01-23
Kadhimi responds to Baghdad attack by sacking security officials and angering rivals | Opponents and allies alike tell MEE the Iraqi prime minister appears to be using terror attack to cement control of the security services | Suadad al-Salhy | Sat, 01/23/2021 – 18: 25 | A man mourns at the coffin of a man killed in a twin suicide bombing attack in a central Baghdad market, at a funeral in Najaf (Reuters) | Th…
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Eleven Iraqi fighters killed in IS attack: Security sources
MEE and agencies | middleeasteye.net | 2021-01-23
Eleven Iraqi fighters killed in IS attack: Security sources | Members of the Hashd al-Shaabi force ambushed near Tikrit just two days after Islamic State suicide bombing in Baghdad market killed 32 | MEE and agencies | Sat, 01/23/2021 – 21: 06 | An Iraqi Hashd al-Shaabi fighter inspects the site of an IS attack on a unit of the paramilitary force in Mukaishefah, 180km north of Baghdad, 3 May 2020 (AFP) | At…
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Turkish appeals court overturns acquittals in Gezi trial
MEE and agencies | middleeasteye.net | 2021-01-23
Turkish appeals court overturns acquittals in Gezi trial | Court documents say some evidence not included in reasoning for surprise original verdicts over 2013 protests | MEE and agencies | Sat, 01/23/2021 – 13: 14 | Osman Kavala has remained in jail over charges related to a failed 2016 coup attempt despite the European Court of Human Rights calling for his release (AFP) | A Turkish appeals court has overtu…
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Explosion heard in Riyadh as Saudi Arabia intercepts 'hostile target'
MEE and agencies | middleeasteye.net | 2021-01-23
Explosion heard in Riyadh as Saudi Arabia intercepts 'hostile target' | Capital's King Khaled International Airport reports number of flight delays, but unclear if these were linked to incident | MEE and agencies | Sat, 01/23/2021 – 14: 38 | It is rare for drones and missiles launched by the Houthis to reach Riyadh, about 700km from the Yemeni border (File pic/AFP) | Saudi Arabia intercepted a "hostile targe…
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German right-wing AfD party goes to court ahead of reported designation as 'suspected' extremist group
rt.com | 2021-01-23
Germany's right-wing Alternative for Germany (AfD) party has filed two lawsuits against the nation's domestic security service that is reportedly about to designate it a "suspected" extremist group ahead of national elections. | The party has filed two legal complaints and two emergency motions against the Federal Office for the Protection of the Constitution — a domestic security agency known as BfV — the German dpa news agency reported. The move followed a series of media reports suggesting that BfV could formally declare the whole party a suspected extremist organization. | Such status would allow…
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'Hypocrisy is a tool of US diplomacy': Russia slams Washington's claim about 'suppressing' Navalny protests
rt.com | 2021-01-23
Russia's Foreign Ministry has issued a stern rebuke to the US Embassy in Moscow, after it claimed "peaceful protesters and journalists" were being targeted by authorities at demonstrations across the country on Saturday. | The mission's press spokesperson, Rebecca Ross, made the claims on Twitter on Saturday, adding that the police response to opposition demonstrations was part of a "concerted campaign to suppress free speech [and] peaceful assembly." | In a post on the VK social net…
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Farewell and thank you, Larry King, a man from an era of more civil, respectful and insightful journalism
rt.com | 2021-01-23
RT is paying tribute to talk show legend Larry King, whose distinguished career served us a reminder of simpler times when questioning entrenched beliefs and listening to those you don't agree with was considered a virtue. | The entire field of broadcast media is shaped to its core by the gold standard that he established, and the debt owed him by all practitioners of his craft can never be repaid in full. | Larry attained national prominence as host of 'The Larry King Show', taking calls from listeners across the country and giving every last caller a fair hearing; he challenged them, he consoled them, and by…
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Saturday 2/6: Racism and Policing in the U.S.A
Marsha Feinland | indybay.org | 2021-01-23
This event will be held online…
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Thursday 2/11: Elizabeth Kolbert & Mark Hertsgaard: Under a White Sky
KPFA Radio 94.1 FM | indybay.org | 2021-01-23
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Two Victories on January 20th: San Lorenzo Park Residents and RV Dwellers on Riverside
Robert Norse | indybay.org | 2021-01-23
Joint community direct action and legal pressure prompted two victories this last week for unhoused folks in Santa Cruz. In-person physical support on Riverside St. and at San Lorenzo temporarily thwarted the standard "move out and hide out" strategy of both the Public Works Department and City Manager Martin Bernal.
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Wednesday 2/3: Screening of Labyrinths: The Films of Peter Burr (2012 — 2020)
Telematic Media Arts | indybay.org | 2021-01-23
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Wednesday 1/27: 'Wasted: When Trash Becomes Treasure' MCD Virtual Event
Museum of Craft and Design | indybay.org | 2021-01-23
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Monday 1/25: It's Our Time: Protect Our Communities and the Environment Town Hall w/ Sierra Club
Sierra Club | indybay.org | 2021-01-23
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Why capitalism compels renunciation and we could work less
Lothar Galow-Bergemann and Ernst Lohoff | indybay.org | 2021-01-23
The corona and climate crises demonstrate how 'our economy' is failing before the existential challenges of the time. Eternal growth, maximum profit and rising share prices are the lifeblood of the economy. Without them, it immediately begins to crumble. The climate crisis reveals that growth programmed for infinity will amount to the destruction of the planet in the medium rather than the long term.
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Wednesday 1/27: The Equal Rights Amendment & the Disability Community Town Hall
FFWEEC | indybay.org | 2021-01-23
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Wednesday 2/17: Dirtscraper
Telematic Media Arts | indybay.org | 2021-01-23
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Hank Aaron who surpassed Babe Ruth in homeruns has gone on
Admirer | indybay.org | 2021-01-23
Early pioneer of sports integration, home run king, who inspired fans for 30 years, Hank Aaron has gone on at the age of 86.
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