Daily Archives: January 25, 2021

2021-01-25: News Headlines

WSWS (2021-01-25). Overwhelming opposition among Chicago educators to deadly school reopenings. wsws.org After teachers overwhelmingly approved a union resolution to continue teaching remotely, CPS CEO Janice Jackson announced the return of K-8 educators would be delayed to Wednesday.

yenisafak (2021-01-25). Pakistan's Khan for equitable access to COVID vaccines. yenisafak.com The Pakistani prime minister on Monday expressed concern over poor countries falling far behind in COVID-19 vaccinations whereas the richer states have already begun.Addressing the 4th UN Conference on Trade and Development Intergovernmental Group of Experts on Financing for Development through video link, Imran Khan said developing countries are trapped between recovering from the coronavirus pandemic and meeting their debt servicing obligations."COVID-19 vaccines are now being administered in developed countries, but it seems it will take much longer time for the vaccines to fully cover the Global South," he sa…

Dean Baker (2021-01-25). The New York Times Has Not Heard About China's Vaccines (or Russia or India's). cepr.net It is more than a bit bizarre that the New York Times can run a major piece about the lack of access of developing countries to Covid vaccines and never once mention the vaccines developed by China, Russia, or India. The piece is very useful in highlighting the fact that the United States and Europe …

Ramzy Baroud (2021-01-25). The 'Insurrection' and Its Discontents: 'American Exceptionalism' Revisited. mintpressnews.com History is being written in the United States today. Even the most pessimistic about the prospects of American democracy have rarely ventured out this far while offering a bleak analysis of America's future, whether in terms of political polarization at home or global standing abroad. | As shocking and, certainly, telling as the images of thousands of American protesters

Philip Weiss (2021-01-25). Biden's Secretary of State Praises Trump's Achievements on Israel. globalresearch.ca A new administration has taken over Washington with talk of justice, respect and diversity. However, when it comes to Israel-Palestine the news isn't so encouraging. | Joe Biden's foreign policy team says it wants to return to the Iran deal, but …

Timothy Alexander Guzman (2021-01-25). Biden and the Democrats will Sow Chaos in Latin America. globalresearch.ca US President Joseph Biden, a relic from Washington's old political establishment will continue the same imperialist policies in Latin America as did his predecessors including that of Donald Trump. There is a clear indication that Washington's hostilities towards Venezuela's …

Andrea Mazzarino (2021-01-25). Covid-19 Is a Massive Killer Home and Abroad—Just Like Our Endless Wars. commondreams.org The massive and unseen costs of America's post-9/11 wars at home and abroad. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Andrea Mazzarino (2021-01-25). Indirect Deaths: The Massive and Unseen Costs of America's Post-9/11 Wars. counterpunch.org "I got out of the Marines and within a few years, 15 of my buddies had killed themselves," one veteran rifleman who served two tours in both Afghanistan and Iraq between 2003 and 2011 said to me recently. "One minute they belonged and the next, they were out, and they couldn't fit in. They had nowhere to work, no one who related to them. And they had these PTSD symptoms that made them react in ways other Americans didn't."

Tomdispatch (2021-01-25). How Bush's Wars led to Trump's Insurrection: From Occupying Iraq to Occupying the Capitol. juancole.com By Andrea Mazzarino | — ( Tomdispatch.com) — "I got out of the Marines and within a few years, 15 of my buddies had killed themselves," one veteran rifleman who served two tours in both Afghanistan and Iraq between 2003 and 2011 said to me recently. "One minute they belonged and the next, they were …

news.un (2021-01-25). Syria: 18 children killed since the start of the year, UNICEF reports. news.un.org The brutal fighting in Syria continues to exact a terrible toll on children, with at least 18, including a one-year-old killed in incidents involving explosive weapons and unexploded ordnance, since 1 January, UN Children's Fund (UNICEF) said on Sunday. At least 15 others were wounded.

The Conversation (2021-01-25). Equal Opportunity Hate: The Angry White women of the Capitol Far Right. juancole.com By Jakana Thomas | — The terror inflicted on the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6 laid bare America's problem with violent extremism. The FBI and other law enforcement agencies have begun to piece together the events of that day, while attempting to thwart any impending attacks. Scores of people have been arrested and charged over …

Peoples Dispatch (2021-01-25). Human rights groups urge new US administration to reverse Houthi 'terrorist' tag. peoplesdispatch.org The groups warn that the decision could have serious negative consequences, such as affecting the import and supply of humanitarian goods, medicines, fuel, and other essential items to Houthi-controlled areas in Yemen…

Maha Hussaini (2021-01-25). 'Vaccination apartheid': Gaza struggling with Covid-19 infections while Israel rolls out jab. middleeasteye.net 'Vaccination apartheid': Gaza struggling with Covid-19 infections while Israel rolls out jab | Gaza braces for more avoidable deaths with delayed vaccination rollout and an overwhelmed health system | Mon, 01/25/2021 – 11: 08 | A hospital staff member gets tested for coronavirus in Rafah in the southern Gaza Strip on 31 August 2020 (AFP/file photo) | In the intensive care unit of the European Gaza…

Staff (2021-01-25). Striking Workers in New York City Win Wage Hike After Surge of Solidarity. truthout.org Image Credit: Twitter: @TeamstersJC16 | Workers at the Hunts Point Produce Market in New York City have overwhelmingly approved a new three-year contract, ending a week-long strike that captured national attention and galvanized the community behind the essential workers at the Bronx-based business. Some 1,400 members of the Teamsters Local 202 union walked off the job on January 17, demanding a $1 raise and recognition for their work to keep New Yorkers fed during the pandemic, with the Hunts Poin…

Staff (2021-01-25). "They Came Away with Their Dignity": Striking NYC Workers Win Wage Hike After Surge of Solidarity. democracynow.org Workers at the Hunts Point Produce Market in New York City have overwhelmingly approved a new three-year contract, ending a week-long strike that captured national attention and galvanized the community behind the essential workers at the Bronx-based business. Some 1,400 members of the Teamsters Local 202 union walked off the job on January 17, demanding a $1 raise and recognition for their work to keep New Yorkers fed during the pandemic, with the Hunts Point Market supplying about 60% of the city's produce. Management had offered a 32-cent raise instead. But after a week on the picket line and widespread suppor…

WSWS (2021-01-25). 12 dead and over 750 workers infected at Southern California ports. wsws.org 1,800 workers at the Los Angeles port are not reporting to work as deaths have increased by 82 percent in the region.

Colin Todhunter (2021-01-25). Agroecology and Post-COVID Plunder. counterpunch.org Contingent on World Bank aid to be given to poorer countries in the wake of coronavirus lockdowns, agrifood conglomerates will aim to further expand their influence. These firms have been integral to the consolidation of a global food regime that has emerged in recent decades based on chemical- and proprietary-input-dependent agriculture which incurs massive externalised

_____ (2021-01-25). Hotel Workers Turn To Courts To Fight Pandemic Firings. popularresistance.org A former worker is proposing a class action lawsuit against a major Vancouver hotel over alleged wrongful terminations during the COVID-19 pandemic. | Romuel Escobar, who worked at the Pan Pacific hotel for 24 years before being fired in August, filed a notice of civil claim in B.C. Supreme Court Wednesday. | His lawsuit accuses the hotel of terminating workers without cause or notice. It also seeks to represent some 250 current and former regular hourly employees directly impacted by the pandemic in a class action suit. | Unite Here Local 40, which represents B.C. hotel workers, supports the legal action. Worker…

Online News Editor (2021-01-25). Thousands of tractors to join Indian farmers' rally against agrarian reforms. laprensalatina.com New Delhi, Jan 25 (efe-epa).- Thousands of tractors are set to queue up on Tuesday on roads of the Indian capital as part of a show of force by farmers' groups protesting against three "anti-farmer" laws liberalizing the agrarian sector, a stir which will coincide with the official Republic Day celebrations. The march will cover …

Peoples Dispatch (2021-01-25). Hundreds of thousands of Indian farmers set to enter Delhi in tractor parade on Tuesday. peoplesdispatch.org Hundreds of thousands farmers in tens of thousands of tractors will enter New Delhi from three locations and converge on Tuesday in a protest against the controversial agricultural laws passed by the Narendra Modi government…

Zero Hedge (2021-01-25). California Refuses to Disclose COVID-19 Data Used to Drive Lockdowns. globalresearch.ca California Governor Gavin Newsom (D) promised months ago that the state's COVID-19 policy decisions would be driven by transparent data that would be shared with the public. | Now, his administration is refusing to disclose key information used to determine when …

teleSUR (2021-01-25). Evo Morales Discharged From Hospital After 12 Days of Hospitalization. telesurenglish.net The indigenous leader, who looked thinner, made the announcement in a brief press conference, together with the doctors who treated him at the Los Olivos clinic in Cochabamba. | RELATED: | "A medical board established that I got out of this problem, I am almost convinced that when one proposes it, one's life can be saved," he told reporters, at the time of thanking the doctors who treated him, as well as all of the staff at the clinic. | "I'm going home to recover, I'll d…

Mongabay (2021-01-25). No Safe Space for Philippines' Indigenous Youth as Military Allowed on Campus. asia-pacificresearch.com

Mehr News Agency (2021-01-25). AFC cancels U-16, U-16 championship tournaments due to COVID. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jan. 25 (MNA) — The Coronavirus pandemic has forced the Asian football body to cancel its age-category tournaments.

Jon Queally, staff writer (2021-01-25). 'Abolish Billionaires': Oxfam Report Shows Combined Pandemic Wealth of Richest 10 People Could Pay to Vaccinate Entire World. commondreams.org "Rigged economies are funnelling wealth to a rich elite who are riding out the pandemic in luxury, while those on the frontline of the pandemic… are struggling to pay the bills and put food on the table." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Jake Johnson, staff writer (2021-01-25). UN Labor Agency: Pandemic Job Losses Four Times Higher Than After 2009 Financial Collapse. commondreams.org "This has been the most severe crisis for the world of work since the Great Depression of the 1930s. Its impact is far greater than that of the global financial crisis of 2009." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Online News Editor (2021-01-25). EFE to host Davos debate on LatAm's post-Covid economic recovery. laprensalatina.com Madrid, Jan 25 (efe-epa).- Latin America's post-pandemic economic recovery will take center stage as senior representatives of international organizations and development banks participate in a debate organized by EFE at this year's virtual Davos Forum on Friday. Officials from the International Monetary Fund, the United Nations Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean, Ibero-American …

Online News Editor (2021-01-25). Dutch PM condemns 'criminal' violence during anti-lockdown unrest. laprensalatina.com The Hague, Jan 25 (efe-epa).- Acting Dutch prime minister Mark Rutte on Monday condemned the "criminal violence" that erupted during anti-lockdown protests over the weekend. Several demonstrations against the new curfew in the Netherlands, the first policy to restrict movement in the country since the pandemic began, turned into pitched battles between young protesters. The …

Online News Editor (2021-01-25). Covid patients face layoffs, pay cuts in Wuhan as pandemic trauma persists. laprensalatina.com By Javier García Wuhan, China, Jan 25 (efe-epa).- Many of the residents in the Chinese city of Wuhan who contracted the new coronavirus have to not only struggle with the many possible aftereffects of the disease, but have also faced social and workplace discrimination, leading to feelings of shame and other self-esteem issues. Psychologists in …

Online News Editor (2021-01-25). Xi Jinping: Global unity key to overcoming pandemic. laprensalatina.com Geneva, Jan 25 (efe-epa).- China's president Xi Jinping opened the virtual Davos Forum on Monday with a message against confrontation in all forms and encouraging global unity to move past the pandemic. Xi's address to the World Economic Forum, this year held via video conference rather than at the traditional Davos summit in Switzerland, was …

yenisafak (2021-01-25). More Americans died from COVID-19 than in World War II. yenisafak.com Although casualty estimates vary in several sources, research from National WWII Museum in the state of New Orleans finds some 418,500 Americans died during World War II from 1939-45.After reporting the first virus-related death in early February 2020, the US topped the grim 400,000 mark in nearly a year. In total, the country has registered 25.1 million cases and 419,215 fatalities, continuing to be the worst-hit country by the pandemic.According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention data, a total of 21,848,655 people have received coronavirus vaccines created by either Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna.Mea…

news.un (2021-01-25). New COVID-19 strains 'poised to unleash' more severe infections — Security Council hears. news.un.org Since September, the devastation wrought by the COVID-19 pandemic has deepened, infecting close to 100 million people, costing more than $3 trillion in lost wages and intensifying obstacles for peace and security around the world, the UN political chief told the Security Council on Monday.

news.un (2021-01-25). COVID's led to 'massive' income and productivity losses, UN labour estimates show. news.un.org Job losses or reduced working hours due to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic cost the world the equivalent of 255 million jobs in 2020, the UN International Labour Organization (ILO) said on Monday, noting that the "massive impact" was nearly four times the number lost during the 2009 global financial crisis.

news.un (2021-01-25). Amidst surging COVID numbers, WHO chief urges: 'take heart and take action'. news.un.org The sheer scale of the numbers involved in the COVID-19 pandemic can "make us numb to what they represent", the UN health agency chief said on Monday, reminding journalists in his latest briefing, that each one stands for "a person, a story". As of late Monday, confirmed cases were nearing 99 million, and yet another grim milestone as 100 million cases looms.

news.un (2021-01-25). In Davos speech, UN chief highlights private sector role in pandemic recovery. news.un.org The private sector has a key role to play in lifting countries out of both the COVID-19 and climate crises, UN Secretary-General António Guterres told international business leaders on Monday.

news.un (2021-01-25). Rise in antisemitism during pandemic shows we can never let down our guard: UN chief. news.un.org The COVID-19 pandemic has led to rising antisemitism which shows the world must remain vigilant against this persistent form of racism and religious persecution, the UN Secretary-General told an online event on Monday to commemorate the 76th anniversary of the liberation of the Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp.

yenisafak (2021-01-25). Turkey's food exports to exceed $20B for first time. yenisafak.com Turkey's food exports are expected to surpass $20 billion in 2020 for the first time thanks to the rising demand spurred by coronavirus related lockdown measures.While some industries were hit hard by the pandemic, some stood out including the food sector.During the pandemic, food production and supply chains were disrupted in many parts of the world. However, showing significant performance in this field, Turkey survived this period with no loss.Especially the cereals, legumes, and fresh fruit-vegetables sectors closed 2020 with record high level of exports.Food products from pasta to juice also posted a strong…

yenisafak (2021-01-25). Wealth rise of richest in pandemic could protect all: Report. yenisafak.com The expansion of wealth during the pandemic of the 10 richest people of the world would be enough to cover the cost of vaccination for every single person on the planet, according to a new report.The global charity organization Oxfam said in its report that the combined wealth of the 10 richest men rose by $540 billion from mid-March to the end of last year.Oxfam's report underlined that reduced global aid programs paved the way for a "lost decade in the fight against poverty."The charity organization said the total wealth of billionaires hit $12 trillion in December, which is equivalent to total pandemic spendin…

yenisafak (2021-01-25). EU Commission urges stricter measures for travelers. yenisafak.com The European Commission on Monday urged member states to impose stricter measures on international travelers coming from outside the bloc as the novel coronavirus pandemic continues its spread.The new proposal suggests all travelers, including EU-residents and non-EU citizens, coming from outside the EU would be required to submit a negative COVID-19 test report before their departure.The EU body also proposed to introduce a unified European document to be filled with information on the health condition and place of departure of the travelers. The Common European Passenger Locator Form would replace the different…

yenisafak (2021-01-25). Portugal's defense minister tests positive for COVID-19. yenisafak.com Portugal's Defense Minister Joao Gomes Cravinho has tested positive for COVID-19, the Defense Ministry said Sunday.The ministry said Cravinho has mild symptoms and is in good health.Cravinho, 56, will remain in quarantine and continue working from home, it added.In the last 24 hours, Portugal reported 275 fatalities from COVID-19, the highest daily number since the beginning of the pandemic, taking the country's death toll to 10,469.The country has reported more than 636,000 cases and over 456,000 recoveries.Portugal started vaccinations on Dec. 27 last year.The coronavirus pandemic has claimed more than 2.12 mil…

Staff (2021-01-25). End the Filibuster: Calls Grow to Retire Relic of Slavery & Jim Crow to Make Senate More Democratic. democracynow.org President Joe Biden has promised swift action on the pandemic, the economic crisis and more, but much of his agenda hinges on whether he can get enough support in the Senate, where an unprecedented number of bills in recent years has required a 60-vote supermajority in order to overcome filibusters. Many progressives and civil rights groups have urged Democratic leaders to kill the filibuster, warning that if they don't, Senate Republicans will obstruct Biden's plans just as they did with the Obama administration. Former Senate aide Adam Jentleson, author of the new book "Kill Switch: The Rise of the Modern Senat…

Staff (2021-01-25). Headlines for January 25, 2021. democracynow.org U.S. Tops 25 Million COVID-19 Cases as Biden Restricts Travel to U.S., Warns "Things Will Get Worse", Deborah Birx Says Trump WH Had "Parallel" COVID Data as Biden Admin Faces Multiple Vaccine Challenges, Pandemic Takes Heavy Toll on Children and Students' Physical and Mental Health, Bernie Sanders Says Senate Dems Could Use Reconciliation to Pass Pandemic Relief, Senate Moves Forward on Cabinet Confirmations as Biden Revokes More Trump Orders, Senate Will Start Trump's Second Impeachment Trial in 2nd Week of February, National Guard Deployment at U.S. Capitol Becomes COVID-19 Superspreader Event, Biden Administr…

Editor (2021-01-25). Global Report: The Richest Have Already Recouped Pandemic Losses, While Poorest Billions Will Need a Decade to Do the Same. scheerpost.com from Oxfam International The 1,000 richest people on the planet recouped their COVID-19 losses within just nine months, but it could take more than a decade for the world's poorest to recover from the economic impacts of the pandemic, reveals a new Oxfam report today. 'The Inequality Virus' is being published on the opening day of the World Economic Forum's 'Davos Agenda'. The report shows that… |

WSWS (2021-01-25). Greece loosens coronavirus lockdown, massively rearms military. wsws.org Despite the dangerous spread of the new UK variant of COVID-19 and the deadly impact the pandemic throughout Europe, Greece is easing its lockdown measures.

Eds. (2021-01-25). Nothing to learn from East Asia? mronline.org Although most East Asian economies have successfully contained the pandemic without nationwide 'stay in shelter lockdowns', many governments have seen such measures as necessary. But lockdowns are blunt measures, with inevitable adverse consequences, especially for businesses and employment.

Al-Shabaka (2021-01-25). Confronting Total Collapse in Israeli-Occupied Gaza: Division and COVID-19. juancole.com By Ali Abdel-Wahab | — ( Al-Shabaka ) — Gaza has always been unique among the different parts of Palestine. Its current particularity stems from being caught between three major variables exacerbating its collapse: the Israeli occupation, division in Palestinian leadership, and the COVID-19 pandemic. This reality raises socio-political questions about the role of these …

WSWS (2021-01-25). Coronavirus death toll in Germany reaches 50,000. wsws.org A year of the coronavirus pandemic, in Germany and globally, has shown that curbing the virus cannot be left to the capitalist governments.

Amiad Horowitz (2021-01-25). With COVID controlled and economy growing, Vietnam's Communists plan for future. peoplesworld.org HANOI—With only 35 recorded deaths, Vietnam has managed the coronavirus pandemic better than almost any other country on earth. And, unlike other nations, where mass unemployment and recession are the norm, Vietnam's economy is actually growing. That's the context in which the 13th National Congress of the Communist Party of Vietnam (CPV) is set to …

WSWS (2021-01-25). Houston, Texas hospital remains locked over financial dispute, putting hundreds of patients at risk. wsws.org It is an absolute indictment of the for-profit healthcare system and the financial oligarchs that benefit from it that hospitals should be shut down in the middle of a pandemic, let alone when 83 million already lack sufficient access to primary healthcare, in the richest country in the world.

WSWS (2021-01-25). Democratic Party pursues the deadly policy of herd immunity. wsws.org President Biden says there is nothing to be done to change the pandemic's trajectory. However, material published in the New York Times repudiates this assertion.

Mark Gruenberg (2021-01-25). Some local teachers unions balk at unsafe school reopening plans. peoplesworld.org CHICAGO — President Joe Biden has set a goal of reopening the nation's public schools safely within 100 days. Some local teachers unions are balking, saying school bosses are rushing ahead to in-classroom learning without taking all needed safety steps against the coronavirus pandemic. The biggest head-to-head conflict appears to be in Chicago, which, with …

teleSUR (2021-01-25). The US in Battle Against COVID-19 With Infections Top 25 Mln. telesurenglish.net Johns Hopkins University reported that the number of U.S. COVID-19 cases rose to 25.1 million with over 491,000 deaths as of Sunday evening. | RELATED: | During his first week in office, President Joe Biden issued a detailed new anti-pandemic strategy, pledged to boost testing, vaccinations, supplies, and treatments, and mandated masks on federal lands, and in inter-state travel. | The soaring infections have further increas…

Mehr News Agency (2021-01-25). Brazilians take to streets calling for Pres. impeachment. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jan. 25 (MNA) — Thousands of Brazilians took the streets for a second day Sunday to call for the impeachment of President Jair Bolsonaro, who is under fire for his government's handling of COVID-19 that claimed more than 216,000 lives.

MEE and agencies (2021-01-25). Saudi sovereign wealth fund to invest billions to tackle soaring joblessness. middleeasteye.net Saudi sovereign wealth fund to invest billions to tackle soaring joblessness | Unemployment in Saudi Arabia touched 14.9 percent in the third quarter of 2020 as Covid-19 continues to sink the economy | Mon, 01/25/2021 – 08: 01 | The board at the Stock Exchange Market (Tadawul) bourse in Riyadh (AFP) | Saudi Arabia is moving to tackle soaring unemployment and a Covid-19-triggered economic d…

MEE and agencies (2021-01-25). Saudi sovereign wealth fund to invest billions to tackle soaring unemployment in kingdom. middleeasteye.net Saudi sovereign wealth fund to invest billions to tackle soaring unemployment in kingdom | Joblessness in Saudi Arabia touched 14.9 percent in the third quarter of 2020 as Covid-19 continues to sink the economy | Mon, 01/25/2021 – 08: 01 | The board at the Stock Exchange Market (Tadawul) bourse in Riyadh (AFP) | Saudi Arabia is moving to tackle soaring unemployment and a Covid-19-triggered…

MEE and agencies (2021-01-25). Covid-19: Hundreds of ultra-Orthodox Israelis protest over lockdown rules. middleeasteye.net Covid-19: Hundreds of ultra-Orthodox Israelis protest over lockdown rules | Anger has mounted as the government has moved to close illegal religious schools and seminaries | Mon, 01/25/2021 – 10: 16 | Policemen detain an ultra-Orthodox Jew during a protest over coronavirus restrictions in Ashdod, Israel on 24 January 2021 (Reuters) | Hundreds of members of Israel's ultra-Orthodox community…

Mohammad Ayesh (2021-01-25). Arabic press review: Egypt army arrests officers suspected of embezzlement. middleeasteye.net Arabic press review: Egypt army arrests officers suspected of embezzlement | Meanwhile, Kuwait cancels 60,000 travel reservations over fears of new Covid-19 variant, and Palestinians call for release of relatives held in Saudi Arabia | Mon, 01/25/2021 – 17: 58 | Egyptian soldiers stand guard at Cairo University on 25 March 2018 in central Cairo, ahead of March presidential election (AFP/File pho…

Haymarket Books (2021-01-25). Thursday 1/28: COVID19 Policing Project: Coronavirus, Policing, the Economic Crisis & Black Communities. indybay.org Online event…

NOW & Black Women's Blueprint (2021-01-25). Thursday 1/28: 323 Days of COVID: The Lasting Impact on Women w/ NOW & Black Women's Blueprint. indybay.org Online event…

Online News Editor (2021-01-25). Australia suspends quarantine-free entry to NZ arrivals over Covid-19 case. laprensalatina.com (Update 1: Changes headline, lede, adds details of Australia decision, minor edits throughout) Sydney, Australia, Jan 25 (efe-epa).- Australia on Monday suspended quarantine-free entry to arrivals from New Zealand after a community case of the South African Covid-19 variant was detected at the weekend. New Zealand health authorities announced Monday morning that the first case …

Online News Editor (2021-01-25). New Zealand community case confirmed as South African variant. laprensalatina.com Sydney, Australia, Jan 25 (efe-epa).- New Zealand health authorities said Monday that the first community case of Covid-19 in months, which was reported at the weekend, is the South African variant thought to be more infectious than the original strain. Covid-19 Response Minister Chris Hipkins said that genomic testing has determined that the 56-year-old woman, …

Online News Editor (2021-01-25). UK gov't says almost 80% of over 80s vaccinated. laprensalatina.com London, Jan 25 (efe-epa).- At least 78.7% of people over 80 in the United Kingdom have received a first dose of a Covid-19 vaccine, the government said Monday. Health secretary Matt Hancock said 6.5 million people, more than one in nine adult Brits, had been given the first dose of a vaccine. Some 470,000 people …

Online News Editor (2021-01-25). Moderna says Covid-19 vaccine shields against British, South African strains. laprensalatina.com New York, Jan 25 (efe-epa).- American pharmaceutical company Moderna said Monday that its Covid-19 vaccine neutralizes the British and South African variants of the virus that causes that potentially fatal respiratory illness. Results from in vitro neutralization studies showed broad effectiveness of the two-dose Moderna vaccine, which has been approved for emergency use in the …

Online News Editor (2021-01-25). Europe mulls tighter travel restrictions. laprensalatina.com Brussels, Jan 25 (efe-epa).- The European Union is mulling tighter travel restrictions for passengers arriving in the bloc and those making journeys from so-called hotspots while officials are striving to keep internal borders open. The proposal from the European Commission comes as countries look to beef up travel restrictions amid fears that new Covid-19 variants …

Online News Editor (2021-01-25). Mexico's president 'strong' despite Covid-19 positive, minister says. laprensalatina.com Mexico City, Jan 25 (efe-epa).- Mexican president Andrés Manuel López Obrador remains well and in good health after testing positive for coronavirus, his government said Monday. Interior minister Olga Sánchez Cordero, who stood in for the president at a press conference, said: "I think we can say with all sincerity and frankness that he is …

RT (2021-01-25). California Governor Newsom expected to lift stay-at-home order — reports. rt.com Newsom is expected to announce the decision on Monday. All counties will reportedly return to the state's Covid-19 tier system, with most areas slated to reopen outdoor dining and indoor salons. | Currently, three regions — San Joaquin Valley, Southern California and the Bay Area — are under the stay-at-home order. The Northern California and Greater Sacramento regions were not part of the shelter-in-place measures. | The order was issued in early December and applied to regions where intensive care units in hospitals reached more than 85 percent of capacity. The decree required residents to stay at…

Staff (2021-01-25). Sanders Wants to "Act Now" on COVID Relief But McConnell Is Holding Up Senate. truthout.org Incoming Senate Budget Committee Chairman Bernie Sanders (D-Vermont) has said that he wants a new coronavirus relief bill to be one of the first priorities for the new Senate. He hopes to pass a new relief bill using budget reconciliation, which would allow for a simple majority vote, before the Senate begins their impeachment trial on February 8. | "Working families are living today in more economic desperation than since the Great Depression and if Republicans are willing to work with us to…

WSWS (2021-01-25). Johnson government warns UK COVID-19 strain more deadly as hospitals buckle under pressure. wsws.org The Johnson government has been able to oversee such death and destruction only because they are governing in a de facto coalition with the Labour Party and the trade unions.

teleSUR (2021-01-25). Uruguay Secures COVID-19 Vaccines With Pfizer and Sinovac. telesurenglish.net Uruguay's President Luis Lacalle announced an agreement with the U.S. pharmaceutical Pfizer-BioNTech and the Chinese company Sinovac for the purchase of COVID-19 vaccines. | RELATED: | The agreement with Pfizer-BioNTech covered 2 million doses, 200,000 of which are expected to arrive in March. The deal with Sinovac included 1,750,000 doses. | A US$120 million budget was approved for the drug purchase, which will allow the vaccination of 2,8…

news.un (2021-01-25). Sri Lanka: 'Forced' cremation of COVID victims' bodies must stop – UN rights experts. news.un.org The Sri Lankan Government should end its policy of compulsorily cremating victims of COVID-19, independent UN human rights experts said on Monday.

yenisafak (2021-01-25). Doctor says daily life becomes challenge with COVID-19. yenisafak.com Infection with coronavirus turns daily life into a challenge, said a doctor in Turkey who recovered from the disease with severe symptoms experienced.Dursun Topal, the chief physician of the Bursa City Hospital in northwestern Turkey, told Anadolu Agency that he first had serious backache and headache when the disease started.He tested negative for COVID-19 despite his symptoms, but the physician developed weakness and aches in the following days. Topal was tested again, with the PCR and blood test results showing no implications of the disease.Based on his previous medical experiences, he knew negative results d…

yenisafak (2021-01-25). COVID-19: 'I thought I could die any moment'. yenisafak.com A Turkish midwife in the northwestern province of Tekirdag, who recently recovered from COVID-19, said complying with health guidelines is key to fight the novel disease.Yurdagul Gurkas, who is a mother and wife, contracted coronavirus a month ago.Being a health professional, she swiftly took measures not to infect her family, colleagues, as well as the patients.Gurkas isolated herself in a separate room in her home. She tested negative 20 days later and returned to work, but all was not hunky-dory during this time."I had to communicate with my husband and son behind closed doors, and often had to yell," she told…

yenisafak (2021-01-25). Japan hospitals overwhelmed as COVID-19 cases soar. yenisafak.com More than 15,000 coronavirus patients in Japan are on waiting lists for a hospital or designated accommodation, a Kyodo News survey has found.As the number of newly infected people has been rising sharply since November, more infected people have been forced to wait at home amid bed shortages.The news agency surveyed 11 prefectures that are in the state of emergency since earlier this month. The situation is particularly tough in the capital Tokyo, which has the highest number of infected people — 7,539.Under the new measures, people have been urged to refrain from going out unnecessarily, while restaurants…

yenisafak (2021-01-25). Oil prices down over rising COVID-19 cases, lockdowns. yenisafak.com Oil prices declined on Monday over prolonged lockdowns and restrictions amid increasing COVID-19 cases worldwide, intensifying concerns over weak fuel demand.International benchmark Brent crude was trading at $55.25 per barrel at 0706 GMT for a 0.29% fall after closing Friday at $55.41 a barrel.American benchmark West Texas Intermediate (WTI) traded at $52.32 per barrel at the same time for a 0.99% increase after it ended the previous session at $52.27 a barrel.While more than 99.2 million cases have been reported worldwide, the markets are closely monitoring the resurgence in COVID-19 cases globally, but especia…

Staff (2021-01-25). Mandatory Paid Sick Leave Just Ended. It Needs to Be Restored. truthout.org Late last year, Congress allowed federal mandatory emergency paid leave benefits to expire. That left millions of American workers more vulnerable to catching — and spreading — COVID-19. | The

Staff (2021-01-25). Trump's Vaccine Distribution Plan Has Left Millions of Doses Unaccounted For. truthout.org Members of President Joe Biden's coronavirus task force say that data discrepancies between how many vaccines This week, task force members have looked over the numbers at the federal and state level…

Staff (2021-01-25). Rev. William Barber Says Biden Admin Must Not Sacrifice Racial & Economic Justice for False Unity. democracynow.org We look at how COVID-19 has increased economic inequality with anti-poverty campaigner Reverend William Barber, who delivered the homily at the official inaugural prayer service. Barber says President Joe Biden's focus on unity cannot come at the expense of major reforms needed to fight systemic racism, poverty, environmental destruction and more. "It cannot be just kumbaya. It has to be fundamental change," he says. "We cannot be the wealthiest nation in the world, where billionaires in this country made a trillion dollars between May and November during COVID, while poor and low-wealth people of every race, cre…

commondreams (2021-01-25). New Research Shows Stopping Water, Utility Shutoffs Would Have Prevented Thousands of COVID Deaths. commondreams.org ______________________________…

teleSUR (2021-01-25). Mexico To Get 24 Million Doses of Russia's Sputnik V Vaccine. telesurenglish.net Mexico's President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador (AMLO) on Monday spoke by phone with Russia's President Vladimir Putin who agreed to deliver 24 million doses of the Sputnik V vaccine in the next two months. | RELATED: | "Putin was genuinely affectionate. I invited him to visit Mexico and thanked him for the decision to send us 24 million doses," tweeted AMLO, who tested positive for COVID-19 on Sunday. | Besides confirming that these dos…

WSWS (2021-01-25). Spain's defence chief resigns amid mounting anger over COVID-19 vaccine theft. wsws.org Anger is mounting in the working class after generals, royalty and politicians got the COVID-19 vaccination even as vaccines are running out for frontline health care workers.

Alan Macleod (2021-01-25). Poor Nations Left Reeling After Bill Gates Advised Oxford to Ditch Open Source COVID Vaccine. mintpressnews.com Unable to secure a profit in immunizing poorer nations, Western multinationals, including Oxford's private partner AstraZeneca, have prioritized those who can pay the most.

sputniknews (2021-01-25). India to Register Russia's Sputnik V Vaccine Within Next Few Weeks, Indian Ambassador Says. sputniknews.com MOSCOW (Sputnik) – India plans to register the Russian vaccine against COVID-19, Sputnik V, after completion of phase three clinical trials within the next few weeks, Indian Ambassador to Moscow Venkatesh Varma said on Monday.

PSL San Antonio (2021-01-25). Texas schools are peddling lies to "normalize" COVID at the expense of communities. liberationnews.org COVID has exacerbated the class struggle in schools nationwide, especially in states with openly hostile policies such as Texas.

Great Game India (2021-01-25). German Court Rules that COVID-19 Lockdowns Are Unconstitutional. globalresearch.ca A

teleSUR (2021-01-25). Peru: Lima Runs Out of ICU Beds for COVID-19 Patients. telesurenglish.net Peru's Ombudsman's Office warned of a pressing health situation in the cities of Lima and Callao due to the lack of intensive care unit (ICU) beds. | RELATED: | On Sunday, Health Ministry (MINSA) reported that there were only 107 remaining ICU beds across the country. In the Lima region alone, only 8 of 934 beds were available in health institutions. | MINSA officials also noted that 1,758 ICU beds were occupied by COVID-19 pati…

teleSUR (2021-01-25). Mexico's President AMLO Tests Positive for COVID-19. telesurenglish.net Mexico's President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador (AMLO) tested positive for COVID-19 and he is already receiving medical treatment. | RELATED: | "The symptoms are mild, so for the moment, I will be isolated at the National Palace until my full recovery," AMLO said, assuring that he will continue to monitor public affairs from the government headquarters. | On Monday, "I will attend a call from Russian President Vladimir Putin because there is a possib…

teleSUR (2021-01-25). 100 Mln COVID-19 Cases Worldwide Expected This Week: WHO Chief. telesurenglish.net The number of COVID-19 cases worldwide is expected to reach 100 million within this week, said the Director-General of the World Health Organization (WHO) Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus. | "A year ago today, fewer than 1,500 cases of COVID-19 had been reported to WHO, including just 23 cases outside China. This week, we expect to reach 100 million reported cases," Tedros said at a WHO press briefing on Monday. | RELATED: | "Num…

PSL San Antonio (2021-01-25). Texas schools are peddling lies to 'normalize' COVID at the expense of communities. liberationnews.org COVID has exacerbated the class struggle in schools nationwide, especially in states with openly hostile policies such as Texas.

Morning Star (2021-01-25). U.K.'s Black teachers: Not enough is being done to address COVID-19. peoplesworld.org &nbsp…

teleSUR (2021-01-25). President Biden to Implement COVID-19 Travel Restrictions. telesurenglish.net President Joe Biden will reinstate COVID-19 travel restrictions on non-U.S. travelers from Ireland, the U.K., and 26 other European countries. | RELATED: | He will also require a COVID-19 test performed within 72 hours before arrival in the country, and a seven-day-long quarantine for all travelers. | This policy will overturn Donald Trump's order signed on January 18 that allowed foreign arrivals from these regions,…

Andrea Germanos, staff writer (2021-01-25). Canadians Against War on Yemen Block Shipment of Armoured Vehicles Headed to Saudi Arabia. commondreams.org The direct action in Hamilton, Ontario coincides with hundreds of events to pressure the new Biden administration and other world governments to stop arming Saudi Arabia. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Editor (2021-01-25). Noam Chomsky and Chris Hedges on the State of the American Empire. scheerpost.com On this week's "On Contact," host Chris Hedges talks to Professor Noam Chomsky, the pioneering linguist, 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 …

M. K. Bhadrakumar (2021-01-25). US-Pak Reset to Advance Biden's Afghan Settlement. globalresearch.ca Mark Twain is credited with the saying 'History never repeats itself, but it does often rhyme.' The echoes of history resonate as the new US administration prioritises the Afghan problem for policy review. | The highlight of the

CP Editor (2021-01-25). Steve Earle Performs A Tribute to His Late Son, Musician Justin Townes Earle. counterpunch.org

MEE staff (2021-01-25). Amnesty International condemns 'deplorable' conditions in Egypt's prisons. middleeasteye.net Amnesty International condemns 'deplorable' conditions in Egypt's prisons | On anniversary of Arab Spring uprising, rights group says detainees held for years in overcrowded prisons suffered torture and sexual abuse | Mon, 01/25/2021 – 20: 45 | "> | Amnesty International denounced inhumane conditions in Egypt's prisons on Monday, 10 years after the start of the Arab Spring in the c…

MEE and agencies (2021-01-25). Turkey and Greece resume talks over eastern Mediterranean after five-year hiatus. middleeasteye.net Turkey and Greece resume talks over eastern Mediterranean after five-year hiatus | Ankara and Athens have made little progress on the issue, despite 60 rounds of negotiations between 2002 and 2016 | Mon, 01/25/2021 – 13: 34 | The Turkish seismic survey vessel Oruc Reis. Ankara hoped to improve relations with the European Union after it had threatened to sanction Turkey (Reuters) | Turkey a…

Nadda Osman (2021-01-25). Egypt: Animation artist arrested for video commemorating revolution. middleeasteye.net Egypt: Animation artist arrested for video commemorating revolution | The arrest of Ashraf Hamdi coincides with the 10th anniversary of Egypt's 25 January revolution | Mon, 01/25/2021 – 12: 55 | Hamdi has a large following on his YouTube channel, where he regularly uploads animated videos (Screengrab/YouTube/Instagram) | Egyptian authorities arrested caricature artist and animated film director Ashraf Ha…

MEE staff (2021-01-25). Wall Street executives to return to 'Davos in the desert' as outrage over Khashoggi fades. middleeasteye.net Wall Street executives to return to 'Davos in the desert' as outrage over Khashoggi fades | Executives from Carlyle Group, Goldman Sachs and Credit Suisse among more than 100 speakers attending Saudi investment conference | Mon, 01/25/2021 – 18: 14 | Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro speaks during Future Investment Initiative forum in Riyadh on 30 October 2019 (AFP/File photo) | Some of the biggest names on W…

MEE staff (2021-01-25). Filipino women recruited to work in UAE trafficked and sold in Syria: Report. middleeasteye.net Filipino women recruited to work in UAE trafficked and sold in Syria: Report | Dozens of domestic workers were tricked or forced into travelling to Syria, where they endure physical and sexual violence and withheld wages | Mon, 01/25/2021 – 22: 04 | Two women, one of them wearing a face mask as a preventive measure against the coronavirus, walk down a street in the capital Damascus on 1 April, 2020 (AFP/File p…

Azad Essa (2021-01-25). Activists press Biden to end support for Saudi-led war in Yemen. middleeasteye.net Activists press Biden to end support for Saudi-led war in Yemen | As humanitarian crisis deepens, campaigners from around world rally for end to protracted conflict | Mon, 01/25/2021 – 17: 40 | Dozens of activists rallied outside office of Congressman Gregory Meeks to protest war in Yemen (MEE/Kawthar Abdullah) | In what is being described as one of the biggest coordinated anti-war efforts since the 2003 invas…

Azad Essa (2021-01-25). Pressure builds on Biden to end support for Saudi-led war in Yemen. middleeasteye.net Pressure builds on Biden to end support for Saudi-led war in Yemen | As humanitarian crisis deepens, campaigners from around world rally for end to protracted conflict | Mon, 01/25/2021 – 17: 40 | Dozens of activists rallied outside office of Congressman Gregory Meeks to protest war in Yemen (MEE/Kawthar Abdullah) | In what is being described as one of the biggest coordinated anti-war efforts since the 2003 in…

MEE staff (2021-01-25). Trump administration eased sanctions against Israeli billionaire during final days. middleeasteye.net Trump administration eased sanctions against Israeli billionaire during final days | Sanctions were levied against Dan Gertler in 2017 for corrupt mining practices in DR Congo, which resulted in more than $1.36bn in lost revenue | Mon, 01/25/2021 – 17: 26 | US Treasury Department initially levied sanctions against Israeli mining tycoon Dan Gertler in 2017 (AFP/File photo) | Days before the Trump administration…

MEE and agencies (2021-01-25). UAE approves opening of embassy in Tel Aviv. middleeasteye.net UAE approves opening of embassy in Tel Aviv | Israel also announced the opening of an embassy in Abu Dhabi just over four months after signing a normalisation deal | Mon, 01/25/2021 – 07: 35 | Israel's Benjamin Netanyahu, Donald Trump, Bahrain's Abdullatif al-Zayani, and the UAE's Abdullah bin Zayed Al-Nahyan wave from the Truman Balcony at the White House in September 2020 (AFP) | The UAE…

RT (2021-01-25). Angry mob trashes businesses, creates burning barricade in protest at Tacoma police plowing through crowd. rt.com Protesters in Tacoma, Washington smashed storefronts and graffitied buildings as they marched to the intersection where a police SUV plowed through a crowd of pedestrians over the weekend. | Irate demonstrators vented their fury on the downtown Tacoma streets on Sunday as it emerged that the Pierce County Force Investigation Team is probing Saturday's purported police brutality incident, in which two people were hospitalized after being run over by a police vehicle. | #Tacoma #tacomaprotests RT (2021-01-25). Pro-Trump 'WalkAway' campaign founder Brandon Straka arrested by FBI on federal charges linked to Capitol riot. rt.com Brandon Straka, founder of a campaign encouraging Democrats to flee their party, has been arrested on three federal charges over his alleged role in the Capitol Hill riot, after the FBI followed up on a tip from a relative. | The 'WalkAway' organizer was taken into custody on Monday after being charged on three counts related to the unrest in DC on January 6, including impeding a police officer during civil disorder, knowingly entering or remaining on restricted grounds without authority and engaging in disorderly conduct "with intent to disturb a hearing of Congress," according to the FBI's Omaha field office…

RT (2021-01-25). 'What changed?' Conservatives suspicious after California Gov. Newsom eases lockdown following Biden inauguration. rt.com California Governor Gavin Newsom has lifted his state's partial stay-at-home order, permitting some dining and services to resume. With cases only beginning to drop, conservative commentators accused him of playing politics. | Newsom announced the decision on Monday, a day after an official in his administration sent a letter to restaurant owners revealing the plan. All counties in the state will return to a tier-based system of restrictions, with outdoor dining and indoor salons allowed to reopen in 'purple' tier areas. | Newsom's decision was met with cynicism by conservatives, who accused the Democrat gover…

RT (2021-01-25). ABC panel compares Trump's departure to end of NAZI regime, Civil War & apartheid… and excuses Biden from action. rt.com Panelists on ABC struggled to one-up each other in over-the-top comparisons between the end of Trump's presidency and the downfalls of infamous totalitarian regimes, pushing the usual Trump-as-Hitler comparisons to the limit. | The panelists sparred over whether the country should submit to a "truth and reconciliation" commission before the newly inaugurated Biden administration can implement his touted agenda of "unity" and "healing." Some argued that former President Donald Trump had done too much damage for the country to simply move ahead with business as usual, while others want him to get to work on rest…

RT (2021-01-25). CNN's Brian Stelter finds Jen Psaki's White House press conferences 'refreshing', still claims to be objective. rt.com CNN's Brian Stelter finds White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki's promise not to lie "refreshing" and totally "reliable." To his detractors, it would be refreshing if Stelter admitted his bias. | After hammering Donald Trump for four years, Stelter is evidently ready to put his feet up and relax during Joe Biden's term. | When Press Secretary Jen Psaki pledged last week to share "accurate information with the American people," liberals were overcome with delight, and none more so than Stelter. "Yes please," he practically squealed with delight in an article last Thursday. "How refreshing," read a caption he wr…

RT (2021-01-25). 'Strength is found in diversity': Joe Biden signs executive order ending Trump's ban on transgender troops in US military. rt.com President Joe Biden has overturned his predecessor's ban on transgender troops in the US military, signing an executive order declaring that all Americans who are qualified to serve will be allowed to enlist. | "President Biden believes that gender identity should not be a bar to military service and that America's strength is found in its diversity," the White House said in a statement on Monday. "This question of how to enable all qualified Americans to serve in the military is easily answered by recognizing our core values. America is stronger, at home and around the world, when it is inclusive." | Biden ha…

RT (2021-01-25). Biden's Justice Department investigates ITSELF over whether any employees tried to help Trump overturn election result. rt.com The US Department of Justice (DOJ) is probing whether any current or former official tried to help overturn President Joe Biden's election victory, apparently seeking to root out employees who lack loyalty to the new regime. | The investigation, announced by Inspector General

RT (2021-01-25). 'Have you declared martial law?': Former US presidential candidate Tulsi Gabbard takes aim at Biden administration. rt.com Former US congresswoman and one-time presidential candidate Tulsi Gabbard pulled no punches deploring the Biden administration's treatment of National Guard troops and liberty-loving Americans in the wake of the Capitol riot. | During a pair of appearances on Fox News, Gabbard decried "the militarization of our nation's capital," and lambasted the new White House administration for sending the message that Washington, DC was somehow under siege and in need of an "enduring presence of thousands of National Guard troops." | President

RT (2021-01-25). Ex-Trump press sec. Huckabee Sanders announces run for Arkansas governor, pledges to defend against 'radical left' in DC. rt.com Former White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders announced Monday that she will run for governor of Arkansas in a widely-expected move. | The first former Donald Trump staffer to announce their own bid for office, Huckabee Sanders will run against Lt. Gov. Tim Griffin and Attorney General Leslie Rutledge in the Republican primary seeking the nomination for the November 2022 election. | I'm in —> Watch ‚¨áÔ∏è

RT (2021-01-25). Irony meets hypocrisy? When it comes to UNION vote, Amazon argues that in-person ballots are crucial for valid & fair election. rt.com After a year of hearing Jeff Bezos' Washington Post hammer Donald Trump for decrying mass mail-in voting, conservatives were puzzled to see another Bezos company, Amazon, cite "serious and systemic flaws" with such ballots. | In this case, the online retailing behemoth is

RT (2021-01-25). Turn snitch and get rich: Texas teen gives his own dad in to the FBI, pays his way through college. rt.com A Texas teenager has turned his father in to the FBI for taking part in the Capitol Hill riot, and pocketed tens of thousands of dollars from liberal admirers in the process. | When Jackson Reffitt's father returned to the family home in Wylie, Texas, after the pro-Trump riot on Capitol Hill earlier this month, Jackson claimed that he warned his son to keep his mouth shut. "If you turn me in, you're a traitor," he reportedly said. "And you know what happens to traitors. Traitors get shot." | However, Jackson had already reported the 48-year-old Guy Reffitt to the FBI, telling agents he thought his father was p…

RT (2021-01-25). Dominion sues Trump lawyer Rudy Giuliani for $1.3 billion over election fraud claims. rt.com Donald Trump's lawyer Rudy Giuliani is being sued by Dominion Voting Systems over claims of fraud during the 2020 US presidential election. The company is seeking $1.3 billion in compensatory and punitive damages. | The lawsuit was filed in the Federal District Court in Washington, DC on Monday. The massive 107-page document lists over 50 statements from Giuliani which he made on Twitter, his podcast, in the media, and during legislative hearings about Dominion — one of the largest companies selling voting machines used in the US. | Giuliani, like many other prominent supporters of former President Donald…

RT (2021-01-25). 'Different kind of evil': 5 dead, including pregnant woman, as Indianapolis suffers 'mass murder' shooting. rt.com A mass shooting has left five people dead, including a pregnant woman, in Indianapolis, Indiana. Authorities have described it as the city's "largest mass casualty shooting in over a decade." | The Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department (IMPD) received a 911 call before 4am local time on Sunday. Responding officers discovered "a juvenile male with apparent gunshot wounds," before they entered the house which was the scene of the mass shooting less than a block away. | The bodies of five people, including a pregnant woman and her unborn child, were discovered. The victims were identified by police as Kezzi…

RT (2021-01-25). 'Hall monitors' for social media? Twitter launches new 'Birdwatch' program, enlisting users to help hunt down 'misleading' speech. rt.com Twitter has launched a new feature, called "Birdwatch," that relies on users of the social media platform to identify content that they deem misleading and post notes to provide "informative context" on the topic. | "We believe this approach has the potential to respond quickly when misleading information spreads, adding context that people trust and find valuable," Twitter Vice President üê¶ To…

RT (2021-01-25). Surprise BOOM: GameStop stock spikes as Reddit-based effort to spite short-sellers triumphs. rt.com Despite no apparent future for brick-and-mortar retail, especially where easily downloadable video games are concerned, the moribund retailer is still soaring in value as diehard fans enacted revenge on a big short-seller. | The seemingly-doomed GameStop stock surged up to 145 percent on Monday, triggering no fewer than nine circuit-breakers to briefly halt trading as traders continued to buy in defiance of investing firm Citron Research deeming it a "failing mall-based retailer." The stock's holders, who've seen its market value more than triple since the beginning of the year, are apparently not done rubbing…

RT (2021-01-25). Pro-LGBTQ anti-war activists, or right-wing extremists? Internet goes ballistic after Jimmy Dore interviews 'Boogaloo' member. rt.com Jimmy Dore has found himself at the center of an ideological internet feud after the left-wing pundit suggested that progressives share many common causes with the Boogaloo movement, often denounced as a far-right militia. | The popular political commentator and comedian interviewed a self-described "Boogaloo Boi," Magnus Panvidya, after seeing a video of the gun-toting radical denouncing US wars and corporate power during a speech in front of the Michigan State Capitol. | Noting that he couldn't find anything in the speech that he disagreed with, Dore explained that he decided to invite Panvidya onto his show…

RT (2021-01-25). California church known for anti-LGBT beliefs is BOMBED… and county official's answer is 'unity' to address 'hate issues'. rt.com A church east of Los Angeles that had been branded as a hate group by the Southern Poverty Law Center because of its anti-LGBTQ views has been damaged in an IED attack, prompting a county official to essentially blame the victim.

RT (2021-01-25). Senator Hawley urges Americans to push back against corporate 'muzzling' of free speech as liberals continue shouting 'traitor'. rt.com US Senator Josh Hawley (R-Missouri) has received accolades for penning an op-ed in which he denounced Big Tech's control over free speech, but the Republican's critics are still furious at him for challenging the 2020 election. | Writing in the New York Post, Hawley warned that "corporate monopolies" were silencing alternative views that they don't like and "forc[ing] their political agenda on America." | Comparing the situation in the United States to China's "social credit score," the Missouri senator claimed a growing army of "trained enforcers of woke orthodoxy" was being used to detect dissent. | The all…

The Canary (2021-01-25). Baby tyrannosaurs were 'size of Border Collie dog' when taking first steps. thecanary.co Baby tyrannosaurs were only the size of a Border Collie dog when they took their first steps, a team of palaeontologists has discovered.Led by Dr Greg Funston, a University of Edinburgh researcher, the team examined fossilised remains of a tiny jaw bone and claw which had been found in Canada and the US.They were revealed to belong to a baby tyrannosaur — cousin of the fabled T-Rex — in 3D scans and are the first-known fossils of tyrannosaur embryos.The discoveries were made in Canada and the US (Greg Funton/PA)It suggests the creatures which lived more than 70 million years ago were only around three-f…

Jasmine Norden (2021-01-25). The US has re-joined the Paris Agreement. But it's not enough to save our climate. thecanary.co The US has re-joined the Paris Agreement and committed to climate action. But experts and activists On the first day of his presidency, Joe Biden

_____ (2021-01-25). How the FBI Created Domestic Terrorism: 80 Years of Psychological Warfare Revealed. strategic-culture.org The "war on terror" is now expanding to target a broad spectrum of the American population who would be morally resistant to the sorts of anti-human policies Since it has become increasingly evident that a

RT (2021-01-25). Woman kicked in stomach by riot cop during St. Petersburg protests backtracks on forgiveness of offender, says she was confused. rt.com A woman who ended up in hospital after being kicked in the stomach by a riot cop during protests in St. Petersburg on Saturday says forgiving her offender was a mistake and she only did it due to confusion and her soft nature.

Global Research News (2021-01-25). Selected Articles: Eurostar Train Near Collapse, Biden's Policy on Israel & Latin America, The Nuclear Ban Treaty. globalresearch.ca By Shutting down an economy flatly contradicts a founding principle of the WHO: "Economic development and public health are inseparable and complementary… the social, …

Staff (2021-01-25). As an Eviction Crisis Looms, Tenant Organizing Explodes Across the Country. truthout.org It started last June with squatting. Quietly and without fanfare, Philadelphia activists affiliated with OccupyPHL and the Black Renter's Cooperative broke into long-vacant public housing buildings and supported houseless families moving in. Then came the massive, barricaded protest encampment on Benjamin Franklin Parkway, a tree-lined oasis in the middle of the Pennsylvania city surrounded by some of Philadelphia's most expensive housing. | "They totally could have used the cops to disperse the…

Staff (2021-01-25). Budget Chair Sanders Wants to Use Reconciliation to "Protect Ordinary People" truthout.org Sen. Bernie Sanders, the incoming chairman of the powerful Senate Budget Committee, dared his Republican colleagues on Sunday to criticize him for attempting to use the expedited reconciliation process to push through a coronavirus relief package, noting that the GOP utilized the same procedural tool to pass major tax cuts for the rich just over three years ago. | In an interview on CNN Sunday, the Vermont senator said the Democrat-controlled federal government cannot wait "months and months"

Staff (2021-01-25). Let's Not Lose Ourselves in Euphoria Over Trump's Exit. Anti-Blackness Persists. truthout.org Now that Trump is out and we have President Joe Biden, and history has been made with America's first female, African American and Asian American vice president, we must not forget recent history. We must not forget the white supremacy that displayed itself on January 6, at the Capitol. While President Biden scorned and truthfully spoke about "the sting of white supremacy," and recognized publicly Black suffering in the U.S., we must be careful not to assume that 400 years of anti-Black racis…

Staff (2021-01-25). Biden Executive Order Ends Transgender Military Ban Established by Trump. truthout.org President Joe Biden issued an executive order on Monday lifting former President Donald Trump's ban on transgender troops from being able to serve in the United States armed forces. | "It's simple: America is safer when ev…

Staff (2021-01-25). Dominion Voting Systems Files $1.3 Billion Lawsuit Against Rudy Giuliani. truthout.org Dominion Voting Systems has filed a $1.3 billion defamation lawsuit against former President Donald Trump's personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani for pushing a "Big Lie" about their machines flipping votes from Trump to President Joe Biden during the 2020 presidential election. | The company claims that "the harm to Dominion's business and reputation is unprecedented and irreparable because of how fervently millions of people believe it." | "Just as Giuliani and his allies intended, the Big Lie went viral…

Staff (2021-01-25). Trump Has Made Threats to Launch a New Political Party — the "Patriot Party" truthout.org One of these days, and I pray that day comes soon, I will arrive at a writing assignment with no compelling reason to type the letters t-r-u-m-p in that particular sequence. Ignoring him completely will someday be balm and reward, not to mention responsible journalism. The fact that he appears to be positioning himself to potentially destroy the Republican Party, however, means I have to write that name a few more times before I'm free. | After losing the 2020 election dozens of times at the ball…

Staff (2021-01-25). Inquiry Opened to Determine If DOJ Officials Tried to Overturn Election. truthout.org The inspector general's office within the Department of Justice (DOJ) is opening an investigation into whether officials in that department tried to use the powers delegated to them through their employment to attempt to help former President Donald Trump overturn the results of the 2020 presidential race. | DOJ Inspector General Michael Horowitz announced the launch of the inquiry, which would be limited solely to investigating officials in that department, on Monday. Horowitz stated that the inq…

Staff (2021-01-25). Former Trump Lawyer and Conspiracy Theorist Sidney Powell Launches New Super PAC. truthout.org A Friday

Staff (2021-01-25). Refusing to vaccinate prisoners is both cruel and dangerous. therealnews.com Prisons and jails are hotbeds of coronavirus contagion—for incarcerated people and staff, but also for the wider community. Prioritizing them for vaccinations is a humanitarian and public health necessity.

Eds. (2021-01-25). 'We're taking responsibility': Sixty teens announce refusal to serve in Israeli army. mronline.org Dozens of Israeli teens sign public letter objecting to military service over Israel's policies of apartheid, neoliberalism, and denial of the Nakba.

Eds. (2021-01-25). Capitalism, romanticism, and nature. mronline.org Robert Sayre and Michael Là∂wy's Romantic Anti-capitalism and Nature is an extremely interesting book—enjoyable, informative, and intellectually stimulating.

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 …

Eds. (2021-01-25). Leith Mullings, 1945-2020: Anthropologist behind the Sojourner Syndrome. mronline.org Leith Mullings, an anthropologist whose work on what she dubbed the Sojourner Syndrome created a baseline understanding of the "weathering" that the amplified stresses of race, class, and inequality have on African Americans, and in particular African American women, died of cancer on December 12.

Karl Grossman (2021-01-25). Let Nuke Plans Run for 100 Years? counterpunch.org With the major decline of nuclear power—the U.S. is down to 94 plants from a high of 129 and only two are now under construction—the nuclear promoters in the U.S. government and nuclear industry are pushing to let nuclear power plants run for 100 years to somehow keep nuclear power going.

David Rosen (2021-01-25). Why History Matters: the Legacy of Slavery. counterpunch.org Many Americans watched as Joe Biden marked his Inauguration Day celebration with a brief presentation before the statue of Abraham Lincoln, invoking the Civil War as an historical moment when the nation triumphed over deep division. When recalling Lincoln, many New Yorkers may remember the famous speech he gave at Cooper Institute (aka Cooper Union)

Peoples Dispatch (2021-01-25). Activists demand justice for Giulio Regeni who was kidnapped and murdered in Egypt. peoplesdispatch.org Giulio Regeni, a 28-year-old Ph.D. student at Cambridge University, was kidnapped on January 25, 2016 from Cairo. His body was found a few days later with torture marks. He had been working on Egyptian trade unions for his dissertation…

Rosalind English (2021-01-25). German District Court declares Corona Ordinance Unconstitutional. ukhumanrightsblog.com In a landmark judgement on January 11, a district court judge in Weimar declared the prohibition on social contact unlawful as contrary to the German Basic Law (Gràºndgesetz). Its order at the time had been unconstitutional because the Infection Protection Act was not a sufficient legal basis for such a far-reaching regulation as a contact …

Kollibri terre Sonnenblume (2021-01-25). Activists Occupy Site of Proposed Lithium Mine in Nevada. counterpunch.org On Friday, January 15th, two activists drove eight hours from Eugene, Oregon, to a remote corner of public land in Nevada, where they pitched a tent in below-freezing temperatures and unfurled a banner declaring: "Protect Thacker Pass." You'll be forgiven if you've never heard of the place—it's seriously in the boonies—but these activists, Will Falk

Staff (2021-01-25). Frederick Joseph — 'The Black Friend' talks marketing for justice. therealnews.com Dr. Cornel West and professor Tricia Rose step out on "The Tight Rope" with Frederick Joseph, an award-winning marketing professional, media representation advocate, New York Times bestselling author, and creator of the #BlackPantherChallenge.

Elliot Sperber (2021-01-25). The Geography of the Nomos. counterpunch.org The Geography of the Nomos Walking to the gore through a geography of madness Built by the cult of the Nomos' Civilization Ensnaring the globe In screaming roads At least back to Ur, The herdsman's home Old Abraham, the nomeus Appeals to the Nomos Secure me (se curas, Rejection of care) declares That he's prepared

Juan Cole (2021-01-25). Failures of Democracy in America and the Arab Spring. juancole.com Ann Arbor (Informed Comment) — Today is ten years since Egyptian youth gathered in Tahrir Square in downtown Cairo demanding the resignation of Egypt's brutal and corrupt Interior Minister, Habib Adly. Even those who called for the rally were surprised by the thousands of youth and workers that showed up, on Egypt's Police Day, and …

Almudena Calatrava (2021-01-25). Argentina's abortion law enters force under watchful eyes. peoplesworld.org BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Argentina's groundbreaking abortion law went into force Sunday under the watchful eyes of women's groups and government officials, who hope to ensure its full implementation despite opposition from some conservative and church groups. Argentina became the largest nation in Latin America to legalize elective abortion after its Senate on Dec. …

Calla Randall (2021-01-25). The Weekly Round-Up: Human Rights vs Unfettered Trade: a Party divided? ukhumanrightsblog.com In the news: Last week's round-up detailed China's ongoing oppression of Uyghur Muslims in Xinjiang province. This week, the government narrowly defeated a backbench rebellion in the form of an all-party amendment, strongly endorsed in the Lords, which would have given victims of genocide the ability to obtain a determination in the High Court confirming …

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 …

Ben Slowey (2021-01-25). Milwaukee Common Council revisits and accepts COPS grant. liberationnews.org The measure will result in the hiring of an additional 30 police officers.

Rosalind English (2021-01-25). Enforced wearing of masks declared unconstitutional. ukhumanrightsblog.com Following my post on the Weimar District Court judgment, here is news from Belgium. This summary of the ruling is from the journal LeVif. The police tribunal in Brussels issued a judgment on 12 January acquitting a man summoned for non-wearing of a mask, according to his lawyer, Hélène Alexandris. The judge concluded that the …

John Wojcik (2021-01-25). So called 'moderate' Republican senators endanger the Biden rescue package. peoplesworld.org WASHINGTON — So-called "moderate" Republicans have displayed their true colors in recent days when they announced they intend to oppose President Biden's $1.9 trillion rescue package. Unless Democrats fight with everything in their arsenal, this move by these GOP senators would certainly delay the $1,400 payments to most Americans by months if not kill them …

John Wojcik (2021-01-25). So called "moderate" Republican senators endanger the Biden rescue package. peoplesworld.org WASHINGTON — So called "moderate" Republicans have displayed their true colors in recent days when they announced they intend to oppose President Biden's $1.9 trillion rescue package. Unless Democrats fight with everything in their arsenal, this move by these GOP senators would certainly delay the $1,400 payments to most Americans by months if not kill …

Sonali Kolhatkar (2021-01-25). The Republican Dam on Immigration is Cracking, Now They Must Pay for Their Racism. counterpunch.org On day one of his presidency, Joe Biden signed numerous executive orders to undo his predecessor's "deeply inhumane" anti-immigrant policies. These included reversing the "Muslim ban," ensuring non-citizens are counted in the census, pulling back on the harsh deportation priorities of the past four years, and cutting off funds to Donald Trump's most vaunted border wall with Mexico.

Lolita C. Baldor, Zeke Miller (2021-01-25). Biden reverses Trump ban on transgender people in military. peoplesworld.org WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden signed an order Monday reversing a Trump-era Pentagon policy that largely barred transgender individuals from serving in the military. The new order, which Biden signed in the Oval Office during a meeting with Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin, overturns a ban ordered by President Donald Trump in a tweet during …

Medea Benjamin (2021-01-25). Robert Malley for Iran Envoy: A Test Case for Biden's Commitment to Diplomacy. mintpressnews.com Biden's response to the far-right uproar against Malley will be a test of his fortitude in standing up to the hawks and charting a new course for U.S. policy in the Middle East.

NOW & Black Women's Blueprint (2021-01-25). Thursday 2/25: Equitable Reproductive Healthcare & BIWOC Communities w/ NOW & Black Women's Blueprint. indybay.org Online event (FREE)…

yenisafak (2021-01-25). Turkey begins vaccination of 80 seniors. yenisafak.com Turkey on Monday started to vaccinate people over 80 years old as part of its nationwide immunization drive for the deadly coronavirus.Health Minister Fahrettin Koca confirmed on Twitter that senior citizens would be vaccinated in line with planning by the nation's Coronavirus Scientific Advisory Board.According to official ministry figures, Turkey has so far vaccinated more than 1.25 million people nationwide, most of them healthcare staff battling the virus on the front lines.Koca added that country's daily vaccination program can be monitored online and further information on the vaccination program will be sh…

WSWS (2021-01-25). Australia: Inquiry reveals chronic under funding and lengthy wait times for South-West Sydney health services. wsws.org The healthcare crisis is a direct result of the decimation of public health services by consecutive state and federal government, Labor and Liberal-National alike, with union support.

Ralph Nader (2021-01-25). New Auto Safety Report Demands Biden Strengthen Federal Programs Now. counterpunch.org Today the New York Times rediscovered its previous auto safety news beat that blossomed in the 1960s after my book, Unsafe at Any Speed (1965) caused an uproar in Detroit. Reporter Christopher Jensen told New York Times readers about a new report by a coalition of six automotive safety groups demanding that the new Biden Administration recharge the moribund, industry-dominated National Highway Traffic

South Front (2021-01-25). Video: "War with Russia" — Last Hope of U.S. Globalists. globalresearch.ca In the span of just one stint in the presidency, Donald Trump, with some assistance from MSM and a good part of the Washington establishment, has faced two impeachments. Finally, he has managed to lose the Presidency, the House …

Juan Cole (2021-01-25). Biden's own Moderates and Hardliners Battle it Out on reviving Iran Nuclear Deal. zcomm.org 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…

_____ (2021-01-25). Facebook Purges Left-Wing Pages And Individuals. popularresistance.org On Friday, Facebook carried out a purge of left-wing, antiwar and progressive pages and accounts, including leading members of the Socialist Equality Party. Facebook gave no explanation why the accounts were disabled or even a public acknowledgement that the deletions had occurred. At least a half dozen leading members of the Socialist Equality Party had their Facebook accounts permanently disabled. This included the public account of Genevieve Leigh, the national secretary of the International Youth and Students for Social Equality, and the personal account of Niles Niemuth, the US managing editor of the World S…

WSWS repost (2021-01-25). Facebook escalates attack on socialist left. indybay.org Facebook is engaged in an escalating campaign of state-backed internet censorship targeting socialist organizations, including the International Youth and Students for Social Equality.

yenisafak (2021-01-25). Portugal re-elects president despite low turnout. yenisafak.com Portugal's President Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa has been re-elected for a second term after voters went to the polls on Sunday amid a strict lockdown.The center-right politician won a landslide victory by garnering 60.7% of the votes.Ana Gomes, the socialist candidate, won second place with just under 13%.Rebelo de Sousa's victory came as little surprise, though high levels of abstention did threaten to take the election into a second round.Despite record low turnout for a presidential election — just 45% of the electorate voted — he managed to comfortably pass the 51% threshold needed for his election.P…

WSWS (2021-01-25). Turkish Trotskyists hold international online meeting on student protests. wsws.org The Socialist Equality Group and IYSSE in Turkey held an international online meeting January 17 titled "Amid the global breakdown of democracy, the way forward for the Boƒüaziàßi University protests."

Mehr News Agency (2021-01-25). EU recognizes Guaido as opposition not interim President. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jan. 25 (MNA) — In its latest statement, the EU has announced that the bloc considers Juan Guaido as part of the democratic opposition in the country but not the interim President.

Anya Parampil (2021-01-25). Pay for pardons? John Kiriakou on Trump's final flop and Biden's new intelligence picks. thegrayzone.com CIA whistleblower John Kiriakou details his personal experience dealing with Trump insiders including Rudy Giuliani, to secure a pardon. He says Giuliani demanded $2 million to work on his behalf. Kiriakou also shared his thoughts with Anya Parampil on Biden's new intelligence picks.

_____ (2021-01-25). Capitol Riot Exploited To Expand The National Security State. popularresistance.org The US national security state failed to prevent the pro-Trump mob attack on the Capitol. | Yet instead of accountability, US intelligence officials are being emboldened via increased militarization, censorship, and surveillance. Max Blumenthal and Aaron Maté discuss the dangerous fallout. | Rather than prioritize accountability for US intelligence officials' failure to prevent the pro-Trump mob attack on the Capitol, the incident is instead being used to expand the national security state's powers. Max Blumenthal, who witnessed the Capitol mob and reported on a key participant, discusses his coverage of the atta…

_____ (2021-01-25). US Backs Al-Qaeda In Yemen. popularresistance.org The United States government has designated the main enemy of al-Qaeda in Yemen, the Houthi movement, as a terrorist organization, after spending years backing al-Qaeda in the country. | Like the US-led wars on Syria, Libya, former Yugoslavia, and 1980s Afghanistan, Yemen represents an example of an armed conflict where Washington has supported al-Qaeda and similar Salafi-jihadist extremists in order to foment regime change and extend its hegemony. | Since March 2015, the United States has helped oversee a catastrophic war on Yemen, the poorest country in the Middle East, aiding Saudi Arabia as it launched tens o…

Alan Macleod (2021-01-25). With Likely Victory of Andrés Arauz, Ecuador Will Join Latin America's Anti-Imperialist Surge. mintpressnews.com Ecuador is just weeks away from becoming the latest Latin American nation to move away from the IMF and United States and elect a strongly progressive, anti-imperialist government.

Raul Diego (2021-01-25). Despite His Attempt to Tie MAGA to Anti-Semitism, Biden Will Preserve Trump's "Israel First" Legacy. mintpressnews.com Many are expecting President Joe Biden to roll back Trump's heavily pro-Israel policies, but several factors — including his long-established ties to Israeli interests— point to a greater likelihood of their continuation instead.

Jonathan Cook (2021-01-25). The 'Humanitarian' Left Still Ignores the Lessons of Iraq, Libya and Syria to Cheer on More War. commondreams.org That "defence industry" needs villains, like China and Russia, that it must extravagantly arm itself against. And that means fixating on the crimes of China and Russia, while largely ignoring our own crimes, so that those "defence industries" can prosper. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Mehr News Agency (2021-01-25). 87 Taliban members were killed in 7 Afghanistan's provinces. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jan. 25 (MNA) — The Afghan Ministry of Defense announced that 87 Taliban members were killed and several others were wounded in clashes with government forces in 7 provinces.

_____ (2021-01-25). Why Anti-Racism Must Be Anti-Capitalist. popularresistance.org Last summer we saw one of the largest anti-racist mobilisations in decades. In over sixty countries, protesters took to the streets in their thousands to demand transformative, lasting change. | The Black Lives Matter movement calls for a fundamental shift in how our societies are organised: defunding police forces, ending the prison-industrial complex, opposing imperialist projects abroad, and destroying neo-colonial power relations between the Global North and the Global South. Racism and its brutal history are being discussed in a way that is unparalleled in my lifetime. | As happens with every radical movemen…

yenisafak (2021-01-25). 'Israel-centric security architecture will collapse'. yenisafak.com Speaking to Anadolu Agency, Berdal Aral, professor at Istanbul Medeniyet University said while he does not expect much, but Biden will endeavor to renegotiate the two-state solution between Israel and Palestine."He [Biden] also seems to be a little more critical when compared to Trump on illegal settlements," he said.Stating that one of the main pillars of US foreign policy has been to secure Israel, Aral said there may be some differences at the level of using the language."Relations with Israel could not be prevented even under Barack Obama, who did not have a good relation. Therefore, there is no point in havi…

yenisafak (2021-01-25). Israel extradites teacher to Australia over sex crimes. yenisafak.com Israel on Monday extradited a Jewish teacher to Australia over sexually assaulting students in a school in Melbourne, The Jerusalem Post newspaper reported. | Malka Leifer was extradited to Australia after deliberations in the courts that lasted for six years. She faces 74 charges of sexual assault and rape of minors. | According to the daily, the teacher has claimed mental illness since extradition proceedings were initiated in 2014, but the Jerusalem District Court ruled last year that she was fit for trial and ordered her extradition. | All appeals by Leifer were rejected by Israel's Supreme Court. | Leifer fl…

_____ (2021-01-25). How Biden's First Executive Actions Fall Short. popularresistance.org On January 20, 2021, President Biden signed a series of executive orders that fell short of addressing two major crises facing jobless, poor, immigrants and working people: the threat of a wave of mass evictions and the threats of family separation by an emboldened rogue ICE agency. Simply put: Biden's first executive orders did not cancel the rent debt and only delivered a partial moratorium on deportations. | As the President settles in his new home, everyday people are wondering if they'll avoid being kicked out of theirs. Millions of renters, homeowners and undocumented immigrants are teetering on the edge of…

Medea Benjamin, Ariel Gold (2021-01-25). Rob Malley for Iran Envoy: A Test Case for Biden's Commitment to Diplomacy. commondreams.org Biden's response to the far-right uproar against Malley will be a test of his fortitude in standing up to the hawks and charting a new course for U.S. policy in the Middle East. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Gary Leupp (2021-01-25). Basic Notes on Victoria ("Fuck the EU!") Nuland. counterpunch.org On January 5 Joe Biden quietly announced the nomination of Victoria ("Fuck the EU!") Nuland as Deputy Secretary of State for Political Affairs. This announcement may signal the inception of the confrontation with Russia placed on hold during the Trump presidency. For four years the Democrats have pilloried Trump for "coddling" Putin, although in fact

Gershon Baskin (2021-01-25). There is an opportunity for Palestinian democracy with elections. zcomm.org While there is a great deal of skepticism regarding whether or not the elections will actually take place, there is already a flurry of action on the ground of initiatives to launch new political parties and jockey for positions within the existing political frameworks…

Ardeshir Mehrdad (2021-01-25). Iran: Three waves of urban protest, 1992-2019. zcomm.org The sufficient condition for success is the ability to move beyond divisions and cracks…

Kali Holloway (2021-01-25). Are We Witnessing the Emergence of a New 'Lost Cause'? thenation.com Are We Witnessing the Emergence of a New 'Lost Cause'?

Stephen Kearse (2021-01-25). The Worldmaking of N.K. Jemisin. thenation.com The Worldmaking of N.K. Jemisin…

Elie Mystal (2021-01-25). The Justice System Is Going Too Easy on the White Insurrectionists. thenation.com The Justice System Is Going Too Easy on the White Insurrectionists…

Colette Shade (2021-01-25). The Problem With Mental Health Awareness. thenation.com The Problem With Mental Health Awareness…

Michael Barajas, The Texas Observer (2021-01-25). The Trauma of the Death Penalty in Texas. thenation.com The Trauma of the Death Penalty in Texas…

Chris Gelardi (2021-01-25). The Hunts Point Strike Is Just the Beginning. thenation.com The Hunts Point Strike Is Just the Beginning…

David Bromwich (2021-01-25). We Balk at 'Law and Order,' but Democracy Needs the Rule of Law. thenation.com We Balk at 'Law and Order,' but Democracy Needs the Rule of Law…

Gene Seymour (2021-01-25). Bad Henry's Lesson: Henry Aaron 1934—2021. thenation.com Bad Henry's Lesson: Henry Aaron 1934—2021…

_____ (2021-01-25). Understanding The Politics Of Urban Apartheid In The United States. popularresistance.org Baltimore Maryland is a majority-black but hyper-segregated city. Following the uprising in Baltimore in 2015 in response to the police murder of Freddie Gray, Dr. Lawrence Brown, a public health expert at Morgan University, a historically black university in Baltimore, found that historical context and data were missing from the conversation about what was happening. Thus, he wrote "The Black Butterfly: The Politics of Race and Space in America." In this book, Dr. Brown describes the history of and the players who created the urban apartheid and how Baltimore became a template for many cities across the country.

_____ (2021-01-25). Breonna Taylor Grand Jurors File Petition Against Kentucky Attorney General. popularresistance.org Three grand jurors from the investigation into the police raid that killed 26-year-old Breonna Taylor are now calling for Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron (R) to be impeached over allegations that he mishandled the case. | The jurors on Friday filed a petition with the state House of Representatives, arguing that Cameron breached the public's trust and also misrepresented key grand jury findings, according to the Louisville Courier Journal, which first reported the complaint. | A press release from the attorney representing the grand jurors, who remained anonymous to protect their identities, said of the…

Brett Wilkins, staff writer (2021-01-25). French Court Hears Case Against Chemical Corporations Over Agent Orange Use in Vietnam. commondreams.org "I'm not fighting for myself, but for my children and the millions of victims," explained plaintiff Tran To Nga. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Feed The Hungry (2021-01-25). 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…

Women's March Action (2021-01-25). Tuesday 1/26: Post Election Debrief on Womens' Gains, Losses, & What's Next w/ Women's March Action. indybay.org Online/virtual…

Martha stilson (2021-01-25). Take Care of Yourself 2021 Coronavirus. indybay.org Early and regular work can lead to greater health and longevity. Just ask a dancer.

INMSBUT (2021-01-25). Tuesday 1/26: Car Caravan: Climate Resistance Protest at Chevron Refinery in Richmond. indybay.org Fallas Paredes parking lot @ 13220 San Pablo Ave, San Pablo, CA 94806-3908 | Masks & Social Distancing Required…

Kasi Vishwanathan (2021-01-25). CA intermediate registration. indybay.org Best Premiere CA Inter Coaching Classes in Chennai that provides the Best Classes for CA Inter Syllabus, CA intermediate registration and CA intermediate syllabus with Top Faculties.

Safe Ag Safe Schools (2021-01-25). Pesticide use in California remains at record high, new data show. indybay.org Agricultural pesticide use in California remains at a near-record high, according to data quietly released at the end of the year by the state agency responsible for tracking pesticide use. The … latest numbers paint a stark picture of the state's continued reliance on vast quantities of agricultural pesticides – 209 million pounds in 2018 … the third highest since reporting began in 1990.

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Overwhelming opposition among Chicago educators to deadly school reopenings
wsws.org | 2021-01-25
After teachers overwhelmingly approved a union resolution to continue teaching remotely, CPS CEO Janice Jackson announced the return of K-8 educators would be delayed to Wednesday.
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The New York Times Has Not Heard About China's Vaccines (or Russia or India's)
Dean Baker | cepr.net | 2021-01-25
It is more than a bit bizarre that the New York Times can run a major piece about the lack of access of developing countries to Covid vaccines and never once mention the vaccines developed by China, Russia, or India. The piece is very useful in highlighting the fact that the United States and Europe …
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The 'Insurrection' and Its Discontents: 'American Exceptionalism' Revisited
Ramzy Baroud | mintpressnews.com | 2021-01-25
History is being written in the United States today. Even the most pessimistic about the prospects of American democracy have rarely ventured out this far while offering a bleak analysis of America's future, whether in terms of political polarization at home or global standing abroad. | As shocking and, certainly, telling as the images of thousands of American protesters taking over the symbols of America's federal, representative democracy in Washington DC on January 6, it was only a facet in a far more complex and devastat…
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Biden's Secretary of State Praises Trump's Achievements on Israel
Philip Weiss | globalresearch.ca | 2021-01-25
A new administration has taken over Washington with talk of justice, respect and diversity. However, when it comes to Israel-Palestine the news isn't so encouraging. | Joe Biden's foreign policy team says it wants to return to the Iran deal, but …
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Biden and the Democrats will Sow Chaos in Latin America
Timothy Alexander Guzman | globalresearch.ca | 2021-01-25
US President Joseph Biden, a relic from Washington's old political establishment will continue the same imperialist policies in Latin America as did his predecessors including that of Donald Trump. There is a clear indication that Washington's hostilities towards Venezuela's …
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Covid-19 Is a Massive Killer Home and Abroad—Just Like Our Endless Wars
Andrea Mazzarino | commondreams.org | 2021-01-25
The massive and unseen costs of America's post-9/11 wars at home and abroad. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
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Indirect Deaths: The Massive and Unseen Costs of America's Post-9/11 Wars
Andrea Mazzarino | counterpunch.org | 2021-01-25
"I got out of the Marines and within a few years, 15 of my buddies had killed themselves," one veteran rifleman who served two tours in both Afghanistan and Iraq between 2003 and 2011 said to me recently. "One minute they belonged and the next, they were out, and they couldn't fit in. They had nowhere to work, no one who related to them. And they had these PTSD symptoms that made them react in ways other Americans didn't."
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Indirect Deaths: The Massive and Unseen Costs of America's Post-9/11 Wars
Andrea Mazzarino | counterpunch.org | 2021-01-25
"I got out of the Marines and within a few years, 15 of my buddies had killed themselves," one veteran rifleman who served two tours in both Afghanistan and Iraq between 2003 and 2011 said to me recently. "One minute they belonged and the next, they were out, and they couldn't fit in. They had nowhere to work, no one who related to them. And they had these PTSD symptoms that made them react in ways other Americans didn't."
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How Bush's Wars led to Trump's Insurrection: From Occupying Iraq to Occupying the Capitol
Tomdispatch | juancole.com | 2021-01-25
By Andrea Mazzarino | — ( Tomdispatch.com) — "I got out of the Marines and within a few years, 15 of my buddies had killed themselves," one veteran rifleman who served two tours in both Afghanistan and Iraq between 2003 and 2011 said to me recently. "One minute they belonged and the next, they were …
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Don't Forget About Flint
Anna Clark | zcomm.org | 2021-01-25
The Roots of Its Water Crisis Remain Unaddressed…
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Syria: 18 children killed since the start of the year, UNICEF reports
news.un.org | 2021-01-25
The brutal fighting in Syria continues to exact a terrible toll on children, with at least 18, including a one-year-old killed in incidents involving explosive weapons and unexploded ordnance, since 1 January, UN Children's Fund (UNICEF) said on Sunday. At least 15 others were wounded.
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Equal Opportunity Hate: The Angry White women of the Capitol Far Right
The Conversation | juancole.com | 2021-01-25
By Jakana Thomas | — The terror inflicted on the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6 laid bare America's problem with violent extremism. The FBI and other law enforcement agencies have begun to piece together the events of that day, while attempting to thwart any impending attacks. Scores of people have been arrested and charged over …
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Human rights groups urge new US administration to reverse Houthi 'terrorist' tag
Peoples Dispatch | peoplesdispatch.org | 2021-01-25
The groups warn that the decision could have serious negative consequences, such as affecting the import and supply of humanitarian goods, medicines, fuel, and other essential items to Houthi-controlled areas in Yemen…
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'Vaccination apartheid': Gaza struggling with Covid-19 infections while Israel rolls out jab
Maha Hussaini | middleeasteye.net | 2021-01-25
'Vaccination apartheid': Gaza struggling with Covid-19 infections while Israel rolls out jab | Gaza braces for more avoidable deaths with delayed vaccination rollout and an overwhelmed health system | Maha Hussaini | Mon, 01/25/2021 – 11: 08 | A hospital staff member gets tested for coronavirus in Rafah in the southern Gaza Strip on 31 August 2020 (AFP/file photo) | In the intensive care unit of the European Gaza…
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"They Came Away with Their Dignity": Striking NYC Workers Win Wage Hike After Surge of Solidarity
Staff | democracynow.org | 2021-01-25
Workers at the Hunts Point Produce Market in New York City have overwhelmingly approved a new three-year contract, ending a week-long strike that captured national attention and galvanized the community behind the essential workers at the Bronx-based business. Some 1,400 members of the Teamsters Local 202 union walked off the job on January 17, demanding a $1 raise and recognition for their work to keep New Yorkers fed during the pandemic, with the Hunts Point Market supplying about 60% of the city's produce. Management had offered a 32-cent raise instead. But after a week on the picket line and widespread suppor…
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Striking Workers in New York City Win Wage Hike After Surge of Solidarity
Staff | truthout.org | 2021-01-25
Image Credit: Twitter: @TeamstersJC16 | Workers at the Hunts Point Produce Market in New York City have overwhelmingly approved a new three-year contract, ending a week-long strike that captured national attention and galvanized the community behind the essential workers at the Bronx-based business. Some 1,400 members of the Teamsters Local 202 union walked off the job on January 17, demanding a $1 raise and recognition for their work to keep New Yorkers fed during the pandemic, with the Hunts Poin…
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12 dead and over 750 workers infected at Southern California ports
wsws.org | 2021-01-25
1,800 workers at the Los Angeles port are not reporting to work as deaths have increased by 82 percent in the region.
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Agroecology and Post-COVID Plunder
Colin Todhunter | counterpunch.org | 2021-01-25
Contingent on World Bank aid to be given to poorer countries in the wake of coronavirus lockdowns, agrifood conglomerates will aim to further expand their influence. These firms have been integral to the consolidation of a global food regime that has emerged in recent decades based on chemical- and proprietary-input-dependent agriculture which incurs massive externalised…
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Hotel Workers Turn To Courts To Fight Pandemic Firings
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2021-01-25
A former worker is proposing a class action lawsuit against a major Vancouver hotel over alleged wrongful terminations during the COVID-19 pandemic. | Romuel Escobar, who worked at the Pan Pacific hotel for 24 years before being fired in August, filed a notice of civil claim in B.C. Supreme Court Wednesday. | His lawsuit accuses the hotel of terminating workers without cause or notice. It also seeks to represent some 250 current and former regular hourly employees directly impacted by the pandemic in a class action suit. | Unite Here Local 40, which represents B.C. hotel workers, supports the legal action. Worker…
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Texas schools are peddling lies to "normalize" COVID at the expense of communities
PSL San Antonio | zcomm.org | 2021-01-25
Please Help ZNet Source: Liberation News Local, state, and national officials are lying to Texas communities about COVID in schools. As part of their forced economic "reopening," officials and administrators are scrapping safety plans, distorting statistics, intimidating teachers, holding funding hostage and ignoring the science of COVID spread in order to send as many children Read…
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The Fall of Trump
John Feffer | counterpunch.org | 2021-01-25
In classical dramas, tragic figures are driven to their doom by some inexorable flaw in their character. For Donald Trump, that tragic flaw has been unbounded narcissism. For four years as president, Trump could focus on only one thing: himself. He preferred to be in front of cheering crowds than behind the desk in the…
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Hundreds of thousands of Indian farmers set to enter Delhi in tractor parade on Tuesday
Peoples Dispatch | peoplesdispatch.org | 2021-01-25
Hundreds of thousands farmers in tens of thousands of tractors will enter New Delhi from three locations and converge on Tuesday in a protest against the controversial agricultural laws passed by the Narendra Modi government…
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California Refuses to Disclose COVID-19 Data Used to Drive Lockdowns
Zero Hedge | globalresearch.ca | 2021-01-25
California Governor Gavin Newsom (D) promised months ago that the state's COVID-19 policy decisions would be driven by transparent data that would be shared with the public. | Now, his administration is refusing to disclose key information used to determine when …
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Pay for pardons? John Kiriakou on Trump's final flop and Biden's new intelligence picks
Anya Parampil | thegrayzone.com | 2021-01-25
CIA whistleblower John Kiriakou details his personal experience dealing with Trump insiders including Rudy Giuliani, to secure a pardon. He says Giuliani demanded $2 million to work on his behalf. Kiriakou also shared his thoughts with Anya Parampil on Biden's new intelligence picks.
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Frederick Joseph — 'The Black Friend' talks marketing for justice
Staff | therealnews.com | 2021-01-25
Dr. Cornel West and professor Tricia Rose step out on "The Tight Rope" with Frederick Joseph, an award-winning marketing professional, media representation advocate, New York Times bestselling author, and creator of the #BlackPantherChallenge.
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Confronting Total Collapse in Israeli-Occupied Gaza: Division and COVID-19
Al-Shabaka | juancole.com | 2021-01-25
By Ali Abdel-Wahab | — ( Al-Shabaka ) — Gaza has always been unique among the different parts of Palestine. Its current particularity stems from being caught between three major variables exacerbating its collapse: the Israeli occupation, division in Palestinian leadership, and the COVID-19 pandemic. This reality raises socio-political questions about the role of these …
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New Research Shows Stopping Water, Utility Shutoffs Would Have Prevented Thousands of COVID Deaths
commondreams.org | 2021-01-25
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Sri Lanka: 'Forced' cremation of COVID victims' bodies must stop – UN rights experts
news.un.org | 2021-01-25
The Sri Lankan Government should end its policy of compulsorily cremating victims of COVID-19, independent UN human rights experts said on Monday.
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Rise in antisemitism during pandemic shows we can never let down our guard: UN chief
news.un.org | 2021-01-25
The COVID-19 pandemic has led to rising antisemitism which shows the world must remain vigilant against this persistent form of racism and religious persecution, the UN Secretary-General told an online event on Monday to commemorate the 76th anniversary of the liberation of the Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp.
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Amidst surging COVID numbers, WHO chief urges: 'take heart and take action'
news.un.org | 2021-01-25
The sheer scale of the numbers involved in the COVID-19 pandemic can "make us numb to what they represent", the UN health agency chief said on Monday, reminding journalists in his latest briefing, that each one stands for "a person, a story". As of late Monday, confirmed cases were nearing 99 million, and yet another grim milestone as 100 million cases looms.
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New COVID-19 strains 'poised to unleash' more severe infections — Security Council hears
news.un.org | 2021-01-25
Since September, the devastation wrought by the COVID-19 pandemic has deepened, infecting close to 100 million people, costing more than $3 trillion in lost wages and intensifying obstacles for peace and security around the world, the UN political chief told the Security Council on Monday.
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COVID's led to 'massive' income and productivity losses, UN labour estimates show
news.un.org | 2021-01-25
Job losses or reduced working hours due to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic cost the world the equivalent of 255 million jobs in 2020, the UN International Labour Organization (ILO) said on Monday, noting that the "massive impact" was nearly four times the number lost during the 2009 global financial crisis.
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In Davos speech, UN chief highlights private sector role in pandemic recovery
news.un.org | 2021-01-25
The private sector has a key role to play in lifting countries out of both the COVID-19 and climate crises, UN Secretary-General António Guterres told international business leaders on Monday.
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Thursday 1/28: COVID19 Policing Project: Coronavirus, Policing, the Economic Crisis & Black Communities
Haymarket Books | indybay.org | 2021-01-25
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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 | 2021-01-25
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Sanders Wants to "Act Now" on COVID Relief But McConnell Is Holding Up Senate
Staff | truthout.org | 2021-01-25
Incoming Senate Budget Committee Chairman Bernie Sanders (D-Vermont) has said that he wants a new coronavirus relief bill to be one of the first priorities for the new Senate. He hopes to pass a new relief bill using budget reconciliation, which would allow for a simple majority vote, before the Senate begins their impeachment trial on February 8. | …
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Mandatory Paid Sick Leave Just Ended. It Needs to Be Restored
Staff | truthout.org | 2021-01-25
Late last year, Congress allowed federal mandatory emergency paid leave benefits to expire. That left millions of American workers more vulnerable to catching — and spreading — COVID-19. | The Families First Coronavirus Response Act, passed in March 2020, required certain employers to provide emplo…
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India to Register Russia's Sputnik V Vaccine Within Next Few Weeks, Indian Ambassador Says
sputniknews.com | 2021-01-25
MOSCOW (Sputnik) – India plans to register the Russian vaccine against COVID-19, Sputnik V, after completion of phase three clinical trials within the next few weeks, Indian Ambassador to Moscow Venkatesh Varma said on Monday.
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Johnson government warns UK COVID-19 strain more deadly as hospitals buckle under pressure
wsws.org | 2021-01-25
The Johnson government has been able to oversee such death and destruction only because they are governing in a de facto coalition with the Labour Party and the trade unions.
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Saudi sovereign wealth fund to invest billions to tackle soaring unemployment in kingdom
MEE and agencies | middleeasteye.net | 2021-01-25
Saudi sovereign wealth fund to invest billions to tackle soaring unemployment in kingdom | Joblessness in Saudi Arabia touched 14.9 percent in the third quarter of 2020 as Covid-19 continues to sink the economy | MEE and agencies | Mon, 01/25/2021 – 08: 01 | The board at the Stock Exchange Market (Tadawul) bourse in Riyadh (AFP) | Saudi Arabia is moving to tackle soaring unemployment and a Covid-19-triggered…
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Arabic press review: Egypt army arrests officers suspected of embezzlement
Mohammad Ayesh | middleeasteye.net | 2021-01-25
Arabic press review: Egypt army arrests officers suspected of embezzlement | Meanwhile, Kuwait cancels 60,000 travel reservations over fears of new Covid-19 variant, and Palestinians call for release of relatives held in Saudi Arabia | Mohammad Ayesh | Mon, 01/25/2021 – 17: 58 | Egyptian soldiers stand guard at Cairo University on 25 March 2018 in central Cairo, ahead of March presidential election (AFP/File pho…
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Covid-19: Hundreds of ultra-Orthodox Israelis protest over lockdown rules
MEE and agencies | middleeasteye.net | 2021-01-25
Covid-19: Hundreds of ultra-Orthodox Israelis protest over lockdown rules | Anger has mounted as the government has moved to close illegal religious schools and seminaries | MEE and agencies | Mon, 01/25/2021 – 10: 16 | Policemen detain an ultra-Orthodox Jew during a protest over coronavirus restrictions in Ashdod, Israel on 24 January 2021 (Reuters) | Hundreds of members of Israel's ultra-Orthodox community…
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Saudi sovereign wealth fund to invest billions to tackle soaring joblessness
MEE and agencies | middleeasteye.net | 2021-01-25
Saudi sovereign wealth fund to invest billions to tackle soaring joblessness | Unemployment in Saudi Arabia touched 14.9 percent in the third quarter of 2020 as Covid-19 continues to sink the economy | MEE and agencies | Mon, 01/25/2021 – 08: 01 | The board at the Stock Exchange Market (Tadawul) bourse in Riyadh (AFP) | Saudi Arabia is moving to tackle soaring unemployment and a Covid-19-triggered economic d…
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100 Mln COVID-19 Cases Worldwide Expected This Week: WHO Chief
telesurenglish.net | 2021-01-25
The number of COVID-19 cases worldwide is expected to reach 100 million within this week, said the Director-General of the World Health Organization (WHO) Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus. | "A year ago today, fewer than 1,500 cases of COVID-19 had been reported to WHO, including just 23 cases outside China. This week, we expect to reach 100 million reported cases," Tedros said at a WHO press briefing on Monday. | RELATED: | Uruguay Secures COVID-19 Vaccines With Pfizer and Sinovac | "Num…
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Uruguay Secures COVID-19 Vaccines With Pfizer and Sinovac
telesurenglish.net | 2021-01-25
Uruguay's President Luis Lacalle announced an agreement with the U.S. pharmaceutical Pfizer-BioNTech and the Chinese company Sinovac for the purchase of COVID-19 vaccines. | RELATED: | Uruguay's Gender Violence Courts Have No Funding | The agreement with Pfizer-BioNTech covered 2 million doses, 200,000 of which are expected to arrive in March. The deal with Sinovac included 1,750,000 doses. | A US$120 million budget was approved for the drug purchase, which will allow the vaccination of 2,8…
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Spain's defence chief resigns amid mounting anger over COVID-19 vaccine theft
wsws.org | 2021-01-25
Anger is mounting in the working class after generals, royalty and politicians got the COVID-19 vaccination even as vaccines are running out for frontline health care workers.
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Mexico To Get 24 Million Doses of Russia's Sputnik V Vaccine
telesurenglish.net | 2021-01-25
Mexico's President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador (AMLO) on Monday spoke by phone with Russia's President Vladimir Putin who agreed to deliver 24 million doses of the Sputnik V vaccine in the next two months. | RELATED: | Mexico's President AMLO Tests Positive for COVID-19 | "Putin was genuinely affectionate. I invited him to visit Mexico and thanked him for the decision to send us 24 million doses," tweeted AMLO, who tested positive for COVID-19 on Sunday. | Besides confirming that these dos…
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Poor Nations Left Reeling After Bill Gates Advised Oxford to Ditch Open Source COVID Vaccine
Alan Macleod | mintpressnews.com | 2021-01-25
Unable to secure a profit in immunizing poorer nations, Western multinationals, including Oxford's private partner AstraZeneca, have prioritized those who can pay the most.
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With COVID controlled and economy growing, Vietnam's Communists plan for future
Amiad Horowitz | peoplesworld.org | 2021-01-25
HANOI–With only 35 recorded deaths, Vietnam has managed the coronavirus pandemic better than almost any other country on earth. And, unlike other nations, where mass unemployment and recession are the norm, Vietnam's economy is actually growing. That's the context in which the 13th National Congress of the Communist Party of Vietnam (CPV) is set to …
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U.K.'s Black teachers: Not enough is being done to address COVID-19
Al Neal | peoplesworld.org | 2021-01-25
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Mexico's President AMLO Tests Positive for COVID-19
telesurenglish.net | 2021-01-25
Mexico's President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador (AMLO) tested positive for COVID-19 and he is already receiving medical treatment. | RELATED: | Cuban Doctors To Arrive in Mexico Once Again | "The symptoms are mild, so for the moment, I will be isolated at the National Palace until my full recovery," AMLO said, assuring that he will continue to monitor public affairs from the government headquarters. | On Monday, "I will attend a call from Russian President Vladimir Putin because there is a possib…
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U.K.'s Black teachers: Not enough is being done to address COVID-19
Morning Star | peoplesworld.org | 2021-01-25
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Global Report: The Richest Have Already Recouped Pandemic Losses, While Poorest Billions Will Need a Decade to Do the Same
Editor | scheerpost.com | 2021-01-25
from Oxfam International The 1,000 richest people on the planet recouped their COVID-19 losses within just nine months, but it could take more than a decade for the world's poorest to recover from the economic impacts of the pandemic, reveals a new Oxfam report today. 'The Inequality Virus' is being published on the opening day of the World Economic Forum's 'Davos Agenda'. The report shows that… | Source…
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Iran Asks Indonesia for Explanations Over Arrest of Its Tanker
telesurenglish.net | 2021-01-25
Iran's Foreign Affairs Ministry on Monday asked the Indonesian government for an explanation for the arrest of one of its motor tankers (MT) because the Persian nation has received contradictory information about what happened. | RELATED: | Iran To Begin COVID-19 Vaccination Campaign | "We have received conflicting information regarding the seizure of the Iranian tanker in Indonesia and we are awaiting further reports from the Indonesian government," said Foreign Affairs Minister spokesperson Sai…
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In the Asian Flu of 1957-58, They Rejected Lockdowns
Jeffrey A. Tucker | globalresearch.ca | 2021-01-25
The Asian flu of 1957-58 was a deadly pandemic with a broader reach for severe outcomes than Covid-19 of 2020. It killed between 1 and 4 million people worldwide, and 116,000 in the US in a time with half the …
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German Court Rules that COVID-19 Lockdowns Are Unconstitutional
Great Game India | globalresearch.ca | 2021-01-25
A German court in a landmark ruling has declared that COVID-19 lockdowns imposed by the government are unconstitutional. Thuringia's spring lockdown was a "catastrophically wrong political decision with dramatic consequences for almost all areas of people's lives," the court said, …
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Texas schools are peddling lies to "normalize" COVID at the expense of communities
PSL San Antonio | liberationnews.org | 2021-01-25
COVID has exacerbated the class struggle in schools nationwide, especially in states with openly hostile policies such as Texas.
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Dominion Sues Giuliani Over "Big Lie" Involving Venezuela
telesurenglish.net | 2021-01-25
The U.S. technology company Dominion Voting System issued a lawsuit for defamation on Monday against Donald Trump's former lawyer. | RELATED: | Trump's Lawyer Rudy Giuliani Hospitalized Due To COVID-19 | The company demands over $1.3 billion in damages after Guiliani spread the so-called Big Lie that Dominion was owned by Venezuelan authorities and claimed that the company had "stolen the votes" from Trump. The conspiracy theory went viral on social media. | Today legal representativ…
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Peru: Lima Runs Out of ICU Beds for COVID-19 Patients
telesurenglish.net | 2021-01-25
Peru's Ombudsman's Office warned of a pressing health situation in the cities of Lima and Callao due to the lack of intensive care unit (ICU) beds. | RELATED: | The Brazilian COVID-19 Strain Might Be Present in Peru | On Sunday, Health Ministry (MINSA) reported that there were only 107 remaining ICU beds across the country. In the Lima region alone, only 8 of 934 beds were available in health institutions. | MINSA officials also noted that 1,758 ICU beds were occupied by COVID-19 pati…
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Texas schools are peddling lies to 'normalize' COVID at the expense of communities
PSL San Antonio | liberationnews.org | 2021-01-25
COVID has exacerbated the class struggle in schools nationwide, especially in states with openly hostile policies such as Texas.
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Greece loosens coronavirus lockdown, massively rearms military
wsws.org | 2021-01-25
Despite the dangerous spread of the new UK variant of COVID-19 and the deadly impact the pandemic throughout Europe, Greece is easing its lockdown measures.
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Medea Benjamin, Ariel Gold | commondreams.org | 2021-01-25
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Moving Past Hate: Lessons from the 1960s
Paul Lauter | zcomm.org | 2021-01-25
To achieve the goals of a "Green New Deal," of "#Me, too," of the "Coalition to Stop Gun Violence," and, most of all, of "Black Lives Matter" will require a patient and on-going struggle…
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The 'Humanitarian' Left Still Ignores the Lessons of Iraq, Libya and Syria to Cheer on More War
Jonathan Cook | globalresearch.ca | 2021-01-25
The instinct among parts of the left to cheerlead the right's war crimes, so long as they are dressed up as liberal "humanitarianism", is alive and kicking, as Owen Jones revealed in a column last week on the plight of …
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Facebook Purges Left-Wing Pages And Individuals
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2021-01-25
On Friday, Facebook carried out a purge of left-wing, antiwar and progressive pages and accounts, including leading members of the Socialist Equality Party. Facebook gave no explanation why the accounts were disabled or even a public acknowledgement that the deletions had occurred. At least a half dozen leading members of the Socialist Equality Party had their Facebook accounts permanently disabled. This included the public account of Genevieve Leigh, the national secretary of the International Youth and Students for Social Equality, and the personal account of Niles Niemuth, the US managing editor of the World S…
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Facebook escalates attack on socialist left
WSWS repost | indybay.org | 2021-01-25
Facebook is engaged in an escalating campaign of state-backed internet censorship targeting socialist organizations, including the International Youth and Students for Social Equality.
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Turkish Trotskyists hold international online meeting on student protests
wsws.org | 2021-01-25
The Socialist Equality Group and IYSSE in Turkey held an international online meeting January 17 titled "Amid the global breakdown of democracy, the way forward for the Boƒüaziàßi University protests."
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Facebook escalates attack on socialist left
wsws.org | 2021-01-25
Facebook is engaged in an escalating campaign of state-backed internet censorship targeting socialist organizations, including the International Youth and Students for Social Equality.
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Noam Chomsky and Chris Hedges on the State of the American Empire
Editor | scheerpost.com | 2021-01-25
On this week's "On Contact," host Chris Hedges talks to Professor Noam Chomsky, the pioneering linguist, 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 …
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Thursday 2/25: Equitable Reproductive Healthcare & BIWOC Communities w/ NOW & Black Women's Blueprint
NOW & Black Women's Blueprint | indybay.org | 2021-01-25
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Houston, Texas hospital remains locked over financial dispute, putting hundreds of patients at risk
wsws.org | 2021-01-25
It is an absolute indictment of the for-profit healthcare system and the financial oligarchs that benefit from it that hospitals should be shut down in the middle of a pandemic, let alone when 83 million already lack sufficient access to primary healthcare, in the richest country in the world.
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Australia: Inquiry reveals chronic under funding and lengthy wait times for South-West Sydney health services
wsws.org | 2021-01-25
The healthcare crisis is a direct result of the decimation of public health services by consecutive state and federal government, Labor and Liberal-National alike, with union support.
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South Front | globalresearch.ca | 2021-01-25

US Backs Al-Qaeda In Yemen
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2021-01-25
The United States government has designated the main enemy of al-Qaeda in Yemen, the Houthi movement, as a terrorist organization, after spending years backing al-Qaeda in the country. | Like the US-led wars on Syria, Libya, former Yugoslavia, and 1980s Afghanistan, Yemen represents an example of an armed conflict where Washington has supported al-Qaeda and similar Salafi-jihadist extremists in order to foment regime change and extend its hegemony. | Since March 2015, the United States has helped oversee a catastrophic war on Yemen, the poorest country in the Middle East, aiding Saudi Arabia as it launched tens o…
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Gary Leupp | counterpunch.org | 2021-01-25

Why Anti-Racism Must Be Anti-Capitalist
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2021-01-25
Last summer we saw one of the largest anti-racist mobilisations in decades. In over sixty countries, protesters took to the streets in their thousands to demand transformative, lasting change. | The Black Lives Matter movement calls for a fundamental shift in how our societies are organised: defunding police forces, ending the prison-industrial complex, opposing imperialist projects abroad, and destroying neo-colonial power relations between the Global North and the Global South. Racism and its brutal history are being discussed in a way that is unparalleled in my lifetime. | As happens with every radical movemen…
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Colombia: FARC Party Changes Its Name To Avoid Stigmatization
telesurenglish.net | 2021-01-25
Colombia's Revolutionary Alternative Force of the Common (FARC) on Sunday decided to change its name to "Common Party" (Partido Comunes) to fight the political stigma caused by years of armed conflict. | RELATED: | Massacres Climb To 6 in Colombia So Far This Year | FARC Party President Rodrigo Londoño made the announcement, noting that the party's logo symbolized by a rose would remain the same. Likewise, a new legal representative will be appointed by the National Board. | The new name w…
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Juan Cole | zcomm.org | 2021-01-25

Failures of Democracy in America and the Arab Spring
Juan Cole | juancole.com | 2021-01-25
Ann Arbor (Informed Comment) — Today is ten years since Egyptian youth gathered in Tahrir Square in downtown Cairo demanding the resignation of Egypt's brutal and corrupt Interior Minister, Habib Adly. Even those who called for the rally were surprised by the thousands of youth and workers that showed up, on Egypt's Police Day, and …
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Canadians Against War on Yemen Block Shipment of Armoured Vehicles Headed to Saudi Arabia
Andrea Germanos, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2021-01-25
The direct action in Hamilton, Ontario coincides with hundreds of events to pressure the new Biden administration and other world governments to stop arming Saudi Arabia. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
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Despite His Attempt to Tie MAGA to Anti-Semitism, Biden Will Preserve Trump's "Israel First" Legacy
Raul Diego | mintpressnews.com | 2021-01-25
Many are expecting President Joe Biden to roll back Trump's heavily pro-Israel policies, but several factors — including his long-established ties to Israeli interests– point to a greater likelihood of their continuation instead.
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With Likely Victory of Andrés Arauz, Ecuador Will Join Latin America's Anti-Imperialist Surge
Alan Macleod | mintpressnews.com | 2021-01-25
Ecuador is just weeks away from becoming the latest Latin American nation to move away from the IMF and United States and elect a strongly progressive, anti-imperialist government.
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Evo Morales Discharged From Hospital After 12 Days of Hospitalization
telesurenglish.net | 2021-01-25
The indigenous leader, who looked thinner, made the announcement in a brief press conference, together with the doctors who treated him at the Los Olivos clinic in Cochabamba. | RELATED: | Evo Morales: "We Are Now Millions" | "A medical board established that I got out of this problem, I am almost convinced that when one proposes it, one's life can be saved," he told reporters, at the time of thanking the doctors who treated him, as well as all of the staff at the clinic. | "I'm going home to recover, I'll d…
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The 'Humanitarian' Left Still Ignores the Lessons of Iraq, Libya and Syria to Cheer on More War
Jonathan Cook | commondreams.org | 2021-01-25
That "defence industry" needs villains, like China and Russia, that it must extravagantly arm itself against. And that means fixating on the crimes of China and Russia, while largely ignoring our own crimes, so that those "defence industries" can prosper. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
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The 'humanitarian' left still ignores the lessons of Iraq, Libya and Syria to cheer on more war
Jonathan Cook | zcomm.org | 2021-01-25
Vilifying "official enemies" while safely ensconced inside the "defence" umbrella of a belligerent global superpower and hegemon is a crime against peace, against justice, against survival…
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Refusing to vaccinate prisoners is both cruel and dangerous
Staff | therealnews.com | 2021-01-25
Prisons and jails are hotbeds of coronavirus contagion–for incarcerated people and staff, but also for the wider community. Prioritizing them for vaccinations is a humanitarian and public health necessity.
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US-Pak Reset to Advance Biden's Afghan Settlement
M. K. Bhadrakumar | globalresearch.ca | 2021-01-25
Mark Twain is credited with the saying 'History never repeats itself, but it does often rhyme.' The echoes of history resonate as the new US administration prioritises the Afghan problem for policy review. | The highlight of the White House readout…
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Staff | democracynow.org | 2021-01-25

Israeli Forces Shoot & Injure Farmer in Northern Gaza
Ali Salam | imemc.org | 2021-01-25
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 …
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'Abolish Billionaires': Oxfam Report Shows Combined Pandemic Wealth of Richest 10 People Could Pay to Vaccinate Entire World
Jon Queally, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2021-01-25
"Rigged economies are funnelling wealth to a rich elite who are riding out the pandemic in luxury, while those on the frontline of the pandemic… are struggling to pay the bills and put food on the table." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
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Nothing to learn from East Asia?
Eds. | mronline.org | 2021-01-25
Although most East Asian economies have successfully contained the pandemic without nationwide 'stay in shelter lockdowns', many governments have seen such measures as necessary. But lockdowns are blunt measures, with inevitable adverse consequences, especially for businesses and employment.
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Coronavirus death toll in Germany reaches 50,000
wsws.org | 2021-01-25
A year of the coronavirus pandemic, in Germany and globally, has shown that curbing the virus cannot be left to the capitalist governments.
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No Safe Space for Philippines' Indigenous Youth as Military Allowed on Campus
Mongabay | asia-pacificresearch.com | 2021-01-25
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Eurostar Train Near Collapse, Asks for Bailout, Becomes Hot Potato
Nick Corbishley | globalresearch.ca | 2021-01-25
Eurostar, the company that operates the cross-Channel train service that connects the UK with France, Belgium and the Netherlands, is on the brink of collapse, the company's management warned this week. With passenger numbers down 95% in the final quarter …
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'We're taking responsibility': Sixty teens announce refusal to serve in Israeli army
Eds. | mronline.org | 2021-01-25
Dozens of Israeli teens sign public letter objecting to military service over Israel's policies of apartheid, neoliberalism, and denial of the Nakba.
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Steve Earle Performs A Tribute to His Late Son, Musician Justin Townes Earle
CP Editor | counterpunch.org | 2021-01-25
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Breonna Taylor Grand Jurors File Petition Against Kentucky Attorney General
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2021-01-25
Three grand jurors from the investigation into the police raid that killed 26-year-old Breonna Taylor are now calling for Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron (R) to be impeached over allegations that he mishandled the case. | The jurors on Friday filed a petition with the state House of Representatives, arguing that Cameron breached the public's trust and also misrepresented key grand jury findings, according to the Louisville Courier Journal, which first reported the complaint. | A press release from the attorney representing the grand jurors, who remained anonymous to protect their identities, said of the…
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Understanding The Politics Of Urban Apartheid In The United States
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2021-01-25
Baltimore Maryland is a majority-black but hyper-segregated city. Following the uprising in Baltimore in 2015 in response to the police murder of Freddie Gray, Dr. Lawrence Brown, a public health expert at Morgan University, a historically black university in Baltimore, found that historical context and data were missing from the conversation about what was happening. Thus, he wrote "The Black Butterfly: The Politics of Race and Space in America." In this book, Dr. Brown describes the history of and the players who created the urban apartheid and how Baltimore became a template for many cities across the country.
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Libya: The Two Forces in Conflict Agree To Unify Institutions
telesurenglish.net | 2021-01-25
The Arab League (AL) welcomed on Sunday the understandings reached by the two parties of the conflict in Libya on unifying national institutions and sovereign positions. | RELATED: | The UN to Accelerate Political and Military Dialogue in Libya | Two delegations from the High Council of State of Libya and the Libyan House of Representatives concluded on Saturday two-day talks in the Moroccan city Bouznika, agreeing to form small working groups to take procedural steps concernin…
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French Court Hears Case Against Chemical Corporations Over Agent Orange Use in Vietnam
Brett Wilkins, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2021-01-25
"I'm not fighting for myself, but for my children and the millions of victims," explained plaintiff Tran To Nga. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
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Buy American Order A Good First Step: Enacting EO's Goals Requires President Biden to End 60 Nations' Trade-Pact Buy American Waivers
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High-Level Climate Summit to Launch Action Agenda
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Biden and Congress Must Close Guant√°namo Bay Detention Center, Not Bring New Charges in Unlawful Military Commissions
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Condemning Insurrectionists Is Easy, But If Corporate America Cared About Democracy It Would Support the 'For the People Act'
Robert Reich | commondreams.org | 2021-01-25
If they were actually committed to democracy, CEOs of big corporations would permanently cease corporate donations to all candidates. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
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Coalition of Progressive Groups Launching Grassroots Campaign Urging Senators to Reject Tom Vilsack for Agriculture Secretary
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Walter Bernstein Survived the Hollywood Blacklist — And Lived to Be 101
Michael Winship | commondreams.org | 2021-01-25
The screenwriter was my friend and my hero, a brave opponent of right-wing repression during a dark period of our history. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
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NYC Pension Funds Begin Historic Fossil Fuel Divestment
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Trump's Last-Minute Attack on Clean Air Faces Legal Challenge
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Stand Up America Announces Priorities For President Biden's First 100 Days, Urges Congress To Act On Accountability and Democracy Reform
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Stand Up America Calls On Congress To Pass Protecting Our Democracy Act After SCOTUS Dismisses Emoluments Lawsuits
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Baby tyrannosaurs were 'size of Border Collie dog' when taking first steps
The Canary | thecanary.co | 2021-01-25
Baby tyrannosaurs were only the size of a Border Collie dog when they took their first steps, a team of palaeontologists has discovered.Led by Dr Greg Funston, a University of Edinburgh researcher, the team examined fossilised remains of a tiny jaw bone and claw which had been found in Canada and the US.They were revealed to belong to a baby tyrannosaur — cousin of the fabled T-Rex — in 3D scans and are the first-known fossils of tyrannosaur embryos.The discoveries were made in Canada and the US (Greg Funton/PA)It suggests the creatures which lived more than 70 million years ago were only around three-f…
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Bristolians argue 'we all did it' as four face trial for rolling slave trader statue into dock
Eliza Egret | thecanary.co | 2021-01-25
A banner hangs off a prominent Bristol bridge. "Glad Colston's gone. Drop the charges", it reads. Meanwhile, bus stops have been subvertised with: "10,000 people in Bristol toppled Colston". | Four people stood in the dock on Monday, accused of removing the statue of slave trader Edward Colston and rolling it into Bristol's docks in June 2020. They have all pled not guilty and opted for a jury trial at the Crown Co…
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Wall Street executives to return to 'Davos in the desert' as outrage over Khashoggi fades
MEE staff | middleeasteye.net | 2021-01-25
Wall Street executives to return to 'Davos in the desert' as outrage over Khashoggi fades | Executives from Carlyle Group, Goldman Sachs and Credit Suisse among more than 100 speakers attending Saudi investment conference | MEE staff | Mon, 01/25/2021 – 18: 14 | Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro speaks during Future Investment Initiative forum in Riyadh on 30 October 2019 (AFP/File photo) | Some of the biggest names on W…
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Sri Lankan IYSSE holds well-attended online lecture on 200th anniversary of Friedrich Engels' birth
wsws.org | 2021-01-25
Students, young workers and others participated in an enthusiastic discussion on the contemporary significance of Engels' fight for scientific socialism.
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Scale up funding for climate adaptation programmes, Guterres urges
news.un.org | 2021-01-25
The UN Secretary-General on Monday called for urgent scaling up of funds for climate change adaptation and resilience building programmes, so they can offer real and lasting protection against the impact of major events such as droughts, floods and rising sea-levels.
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Shining a light on sexually exploited women and girls forced into crime
news.un.org | 2021-01-25
Trafficked and sexually exploited woman and girls can find themselves facing prosecution and conviction for those very same crimes, in some countries, a new UN report shows. The study aims to help prosecutors to better handle these complex cases, and protect the genuine victims.
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Thursday 2/11: Unspoken Impact of Police Brutality Against BIWOC, TGNC & Latinx Communities
NOW & Black Women's Blueprint | indybay.org | 2021-01-25
Online event (FREE)…
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Tuesday 1/26: Post Election Debrief on Womens' Gains, Losses, & What's Next w/ Women's March Action
Women's March Action | indybay.org | 2021-01-25
Online/virtual…
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Tuesday 1/26: Car Caravan: Climate Resistance Protest at Chevron Refinery in Richmond
INMSBUT | indybay.org | 2021-01-25
Fallas Paredes parking lot @ 13220 San Pablo Ave, San Pablo, CA 94806-3908 | Masks & Social Distancing Required…
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Resistance against Agropoly
Tina Goethe | indybay.org | 2021-01-25
Food sovereignty remains the most important political program of the strongest international movement to date for a transformation of the food system: away from the agropoly of a few corporations. | Tina Goethe is a sociologist and responsible for the area of the right to food at the Swiss organization Bread for All.
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Monday 1/25: Yemen Car/Bike Caravan-Global Day of Action
DSASF, International Solidarity Cmte | indybay.org | 2021-01-25
Meet at 444 Spear St…
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Take Care of Yourself 2021 Coronavirus
Martha stilson | indybay.org | 2021-01-25
Early and regular work can lead to greater health and longevity. Just ask a dancer.
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High-Level Climate Summit to Launch Action Agenda
Zach Conti | indybay.org | 2021-01-25
World leaders, including Pope Francis, UN General Secretary António Guterres and the IMF's Kristalina Georgieva, gather for a high-level climate summit hosted by the Netherlands through Tuesday.
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Kumeyaay Urge Biden: Halt Border Wall Construction, Repair Damage
Brenda Norrell | indybay.org | 2021-01-25
Kumeyaay gathered for ceremony and sent a message to President Biden: "Keep your word. Stop the border wall construction and repair the damage."
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Time To Require The Richest To Pay For Nonviolent Food For the Poorest
Feed The Hungry | indybay.org | 2021-01-25
Our 1st priority: feeding the hungry, sheltering the homeless with nonviolent food…
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Pesticide use in California remains at record high, new data show
Safe Ag Safe Schools | indybay.org | 2021-01-25
Agricultural pesticide use in California remains at a near-record high, according to data quietly released at the end of the year by the state agency responsible for tracking pesticide use. The … latest numbers paint a stark picture of the state's continued reliance on vast quantities of agricultural pesticides – 209 million pounds in 2018 … the third highest since reporting began in 1990.
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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 | 2021-01-25
Online screening & panel discussion…
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CA intermediate registration
Kasi Vishwanathan | indybay.org | 2021-01-25
Best Premiere CA Inter Coaching Classes in Chennai that provides the Best Classes for CA Inter Syllabus, CA intermediate registration and CA intermediate syllabus with Top Faculties.
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Tory MPs Reportedly Revolt Against Further Remote Learning Amid Warning of 'Lost Generation of Kids'
sputniknews.com | 2021-01-25
Over the weekend, UK Health Secretary Matt Hancock hailed the vaccination rollout as making "brilliant progress", yet was forced to acknowledge that the NHS was still struggling under intense pressure and hopes for an easing of lockdown restrictions in the country were a "long, long, long way" off.
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Trump's coup didn't fail just from incompetence — credit the progressive activists who stopped him
Amanda Marcotte | salon.com | 2021-01-25
To defeat the GOP's assault on democracy, it's critical for everyday voters to understand that they do have power…
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AMC's tense "Salisbury Poisonings" shows how easily terror and toxicity almost consumed a small town
Melanie McFarland | salon.com | 2021-01-25
Based on the true story of how a former Russian intelligence officer was targeted in England and what came next…
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Senior MP: British Public Will "Rise Up and Bring Down" Lockdown if Exit Plan Isn't Outlined
Steve Watson | globalresearch.ca | 2021-01-25
British MPs within his own party are demanding that Prime Minister Boris Johnson outline some sort of exit strategy for the nationwide lockdown in the country, with one senior minister warning that if he doesn't people will begin to "rise …
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UK Prime Minister to Visit Scotland Amid Fresh Bid for Independence, Reports Say
sputniknews.com | 2021-01-25
LONDON (Sputnik) — UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson will travel to Scotland this week to try to save the United Kingdom from disintegrating after Scottish leader Nicola Sturgeon made a fresh bid for independence and threatened to hold a referendum without the central government's permission, the Sun newspaper reported on Monday.
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As an Eviction Crisis Looms, Tenant Organizing Explodes Across the Country
Staff | truthout.org | 2021-01-25
It started last June with squatting. Quietly and without fanfare, Philadelphia activists affiliated with OccupyPHL and the Black Renter's Cooperative broke into long-vacant public housing buildings and supported houseless families moving in. Then came the massive, barricaded protest encampment on Benjamin Franklin Parkway, a tree-lined oasis in the middle of the Pennsylvania city surrounded by some of Philadelphia's most expensive housing. | "They totally could have used the cops to disperse the…
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Lawmaker Slams Greece's Digital Vaccination Certificates, Calls Idea Form of 'Apartheid'
sputniknews.com | 2021-01-25
Greek authorities began issuing digital vaccination certificates for people vaccinated against the coronavirus last week, with Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis suggesting the measure should be introduced across the European Union to facilitate travel and tourism.
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Moscow Sees US Support for Unauthorised Rallies in Russia as Direct Meddling
sputniknews.com | 2021-01-25
Earlier, Moscow voiced its concerns over the fact that the US Embassy had published information about where unauthorised rallies were taking place across Russia.
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Advisor to Winemaker? Putin Reveals What He Might Do After Presidency
sputniknews.com | 2021-01-25
Putin described winemaking as a "noble" industry and said he may one day dabble in the art, but probably from a legal perspective.
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US Torpedoes WTO Panel on 'Made in China' Labels for Hong Kong Products
sputniknews.com | 2021-01-25
Influential foreign policy think tanks in Washington are putting heavy pressure on newly-minted US President Joe Biden not to shred his predecessor's "get tough" approach on China, which has included sanctions, tariffs, and the blacklisting of Chinese companies.
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Mastercard to Reportedly Raise Fees at Least Fivefold for EU Online Retailers to British Customers
sputniknews.com | 2021-01-25
The UK has broken with the European Union, as the transition period expired at the beginning of 2021. London and Brussels struck a post-Brexit deal at the last moment, but some trade spheres remain unregulated, leaving the British financial sector, 7 percent of the country's economic output, in turbulence.
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Masses of Protesting Farmers Descend on India's Financial Capital Night Before 72nd Republic Day
sputniknews.com | 2021-01-25
The Indian farmers have been protesting on the borders of Delhi since 26 November, demanding the scrapping of three new farm laws – the Farmers Produce Trade and Commerce, the Farmers Agreement on Price Assurance and Farm Services, and Amendment to the Essential Commodities Act 2020 – passed by the central government last September.
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The UN Prohibits Nuclear Weapons and What Does Italy Do?
Manlio Dinucci | globalresearch.ca | 2021-01-25
Today, January 22, 2021, is the day that can go down in history as the turning point to free humanity from those weapons that, for the first time, have the ability to erase the human species and almost every other …
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The Media Destroyed America
Dr. Paul Craig Roberts | globalresearch.ca | 2021-01-25
It did not take long for the Lie Machine, aka American media, to create the false news and fake narrative of the "storming of the US Capitol" on January 6 by a "white supremacist insurrection." | Here is an example from …
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There is an opportunity for Palestinian democracy with elections
Gershon Baskin | zcomm.org | 2021-01-25
While there is a great deal of skepticism regarding whether or not the elections will actually take place, there is already a flurry of action on the ground of initiatives to launch new political parties and jockey for positions within the existing political frameworks…
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Iran: Three waves of urban protest, 1992-2019
Ardeshir Mehrdad | zcomm.org | 2021-01-25
The sufficient condition for success is the ability to move beyond divisions and cracks…
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Activists take aim at Santos' greenwashing
Pip Hinman | greenleft.org.au | 2021-01-25
Fossil Free SA and Extinction Rebellion SA organised a week of climate action from January 24 to draw attention to the disastrous impact of gas on the climate and to call for the Tour Down Under to #BreakAwayFromGas, reports Kerry Smith.
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Turkey and Greece resume talks over eastern Mediterranean after five-year hiatus
MEE and agencies | middleeasteye.net | 2021-01-25
Turkey and Greece resume talks over eastern Mediterranean after five-year hiatus | Ankara and Athens have made little progress on the issue, despite 60 rounds of negotiations between 2002 and 2016 | MEE and agencies | Mon, 01/25/2021 – 13: 34 | The Turkish seismic survey vessel Oruc Reis. Ankara hoped to improve relations with the European Union after it had threatened to sanction Turkey (Reuters) | Turkey a…
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Egypt: Animation artist arrested for video commemorating revolution
Nadda Osman | middleeasteye.net | 2021-01-25
Egypt: Animation artist arrested for video commemorating revolution | The arrest of Ashraf Hamdi coincides with the 10th anniversary of Egypt's 25 January revolution | Nadda Osman | Mon, 01/25/2021 – 12: 55 | Hamdi has a large following on his YouTube channel, where he regularly uploads animated videos (Screengrab/YouTube/Instagram) | Egyptian authorities arrested caricature artist and animated film director Ashraf Ha…
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Amnesty International condemns 'deplorable' conditions in Egypt's prisons
MEE staff | middleeasteye.net | 2021-01-25
Amnesty International condemns 'deplorable' conditions in Egypt's prisons | On anniversary of Arab Spring uprising, rights group says detainees held for years in overcrowded prisons suffered torture and sexual abuse | MEE staff | Mon, 01/25/2021 – 20: 45 | "> | Amnesty International denounced inhumane conditions in Egypt's prisons on Monday, 10 years after the start of the Arab Spring in the c…
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The Will to Believe: Americans and Their Divine Masters
Edward Curtin | globalresearch.ca | 2021-01-25
"Ah, mon cher, for anyone who is alone, without God and without a master, the weight of days is dreadful. Hence one must choose a master, God being out of style." — Albert Camus, The Fall | Propagandists are smart …
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The Hunts Point Strike Is Just the Beginning
Chris Gelardi | thenation.com | 2021-01-25
The Hunts Point Strike Is Just the Beginning…
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The Justice System Is Going Too Easy on the White Insurrectionists
Elie Mystal | thenation.com | 2021-01-25
The Justice System Is Going Too Easy on the White Insurrectionists…
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The Problem With Mental Health Awareness
Colette Shade | thenation.com | 2021-01-25
The Problem With Mental Health Awareness…
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The Worldmaking of N.K. Jemisin
Stephen Kearse | thenation.com | 2021-01-25
The Worldmaking of N.K. Jemisin…
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Are We Witnessing the Emergence of a New 'Lost Cause'?
Kali Holloway | thenation.com | 2021-01-25
Are We Witnessing the Emergence of a New 'Lost Cause'?
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We Balk at 'Law and Order,' but Democracy Needs the Rule of Law
David Bromwich | thenation.com | 2021-01-25
We Balk at 'Law and Order,' but Democracy Needs the Rule of Law…
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The Trauma of the Death Penalty in Texas
Michael Barajas, The Texas Observer | thenation.com | 2021-01-25
The Trauma of the Death Penalty in Texas…
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The Problem With Mental Health Awareness
Colette Shade | thenation.com | 2021-01-25
The Problem With Mental Health Awareness…
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A Fresh Start
Jack Ohman | thenation.com | 2021-01-25
A Fresh Start…
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Bad Henry's Lesson: Henry Aaron 1934–2021
Gene Seymour | thenation.com | 2021-01-25
Bad Henry's Lesson: Henry Aaron 1934–2021…
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CDC Quietly Removes Website Headline Claiming "Vaccines Do Not Cause Autism"
NWO Report | globalresearch.ca | 2021-01-25
The change was quietly made last August, with no announcement, following a …
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'We've let the worst happen': Reflecting on 400,000 dead
Logan Jaffe | nationofchange.org | 2021-01-25
Eight months later, with 300,000 additional American lives lost and the chaotic distribution of the vaccine underway, Caroline Chen, health care reporter, shares her thoughts on where we are and what happens next.
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Growing warnings of a Wall Street bubble
wsws.org | 2021-01-25
The rise and rise in the shares of the "barely profitable" electric car company Tesla "seemingly beyond all reason" is an expression of the "market craziness" resulting from the injection of trillions of dollars into the financial system by the Fed.
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Capitalism, romanticism, and nature
Eds. | mronline.org | 2021-01-25
Robert Sayre and Michael Là∂wy's Romantic Anti-capitalism and Nature is an extremely interesting book–enjoyable, informative, and intellectually stimulating.
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The Responsibility to Disarm and the Nuclear Ban Treaty
Ramesh Thakur | globalresearch.ca | 2021-01-25
In 1984, President Ronald Reagan noted the nuclear emperor had no clothes: "The only value in our two nations (the United States and Soviet Union) possessing nuclear weapons is to make sure they will never be used. But then …
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Why History Matters: the Legacy of Slavery
David Rosen | counterpunch.org | 2021-01-25
Many Americans watched as Joe Biden marked his Inauguration Day celebration with a brief presentation before the statue of Abraham Lincoln, invoking the Civil War as an historical moment when the nation triumphed over deep division. When recalling Lincoln, many New Yorkers may remember the famous speech he gave at Cooper Institute (aka Cooper Union)…
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Oman bars recruitment of expatriates for a number of professions
Peoples Dispatch | peoplesdispatch.org | 2021-01-25
Oman's ministry of labor announced on Sunday, January 24, restrictions on the employment of expatriate workers in certain professions under its policy of "Omanization." According to the announcement, only Omani citizens will be recruited for specific professions in the country's private sector. | The list of professions expatriates are barred from range from financial and accounting services to store management and car dealership. The ministry has announced that all the existing visas for expatriates working in these professions will not be renewed once expired. | The decision was reportedly been taken in the fac…
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Argentina's abortion law enters force under watchful eyes
Almudena Calatrava | peoplesworld.org | 2021-01-25
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Argentina's groundbreaking abortion law went into force Sunday under the watchful eyes of women's groups and government officials, who hope to ensure its full implementation despite opposition from some conservative and church groups. Argentina became the largest nation in Latin America to legalize elective abortion after its Senate on Dec. …
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Global Research: How To Help Us Circumvent Censorship
The Global Research Team | globalresearch.ca | 2021-01-25
Dear Readers, | Global Research is a small team that believes in the power of information and analysis to bring about far-reaching societal change. Do you value the reporting and in-depth analysis we provide, free of charge, on a daily basis? …
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Joe Biden Rearranges the Oval Office
Norman Stockwell | progressive.org | 2021-01-25
The new President's changes in decor may speak louder than words.
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No Man's Land: A strictly delimited movie about borders
wsws.org | 2021-01-25
Filmmaking brothers favor the personal and shun the political in a Western set in Texas and Mexico.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2021/01/25/noma…

Missouri residents confront growing joblessness, hunger, evictions
wsws.org | 2021-01-25
Mass unemployment and the miserable levels of state aid available are sowing increasing devastation throughout the region.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2021/01/25/miss…

This week in history: January 25-31
wsws.org | 2021-01-25
25 years ago: Dozens killed in Colombo suicide bombing On January 31, 1996, a suicide truck bomb carrying 440 pounds of explosives blew up in the downtown center of Colombo, killing nearly 100 people. Many victims were severely burned, leaving relatives identifying bodies with great difficulty.
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German District Court declares Corona Ordinance Unconstitutional
Rosalind English | ukhumanrightsblog.com | 2021-01-25
In a landmark judgement on January 11, a district court judge in Weimar declared the prohibition on social contact unlawful as contrary to the German Basic Law (Gràºndgesetz). Its order at the time had been unconstitutional because the Infection Protection Act was not a sufficient legal basis for such a far-reaching regulation as a contact …
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Over 15,000 Families Affected by Heavy Rains in Bolivia
telesurenglish.net | 2021-01-25
Bolivia's Defense Deputy Minister Juan Calvimontes reported that 15,593 families were affected by recent rains nationwide, warning that flooding could continue in the upcoming days. | RELATED: | 'Unity To Overcome the Crisis', Bolivia's President Demands | Damages were recorded in 48 municipalities where over 7,400 hectares of crops and 873 houses were affected. | The northern region of the La Paz department was one of the most critical areas due to rivers' overflowing, landslides,…
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Enforced wearing of masks declared unconstitutional
Rosalind English | ukhumanrightsblog.com | 2021-01-25
Following my post on the Weimar District Court judgment, here is news from Belgium. This summary of the ruling is from the journal LeVif. The police tribunal in Brussels issued a judgment on 12 January acquitting a man summoned for non-wearing of a mask, according to his lawyer, Hélène Alexandris. The judge concluded that the …
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The beginning of the end for nuclear weapons
Rev. John Dear | nationofchange.org | 2021-01-25
Few antiwar activists ever thought they'd see nuclear weapons banned, but thanks to dedicated organizing, a historic UN treaty goes into effect today.
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Islamic Official Shot and Killed in Israel
Staff | imemc.org | 2021-01-25
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 …
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Interview with Mark Burton, attorney for Colombian revolutionary Simon Trinidad
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2021-01-25
Fight Back! interviews Mark Burton, attorney for Colombian revolutionary Simon Trinidad who is a political prisoner held by the U.S. government. Simon Trinidad, also known as Ricardo Palmera, is a good man who has done nothing wrong. His only crime is to fight for the freedom and independence of his own country, taking the side of Colombian workers and peasants. Due to U.S. government repression, we are unable to interview Simon Trinidad directly. Check out the campaign to Free Simon Trinidad at http: //freesimontrinidad.org. | Fight Back!: Who Is Simon Trinidad? | Mark B…
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Joe Biden's Policy on Israel Isn't "Transformative" or "Decent"
Rima Najjar | globalresearch.ca | 2021-01-25
Many are noting happily that Joe Biden's flurry of executive orders are "surprisingly" progressive … and decent. In an essay in Jacobin titled 'If Joe Biden Moves Left, You Can Thank the Left', Lisa Featherstone acknowledges that, though "deeply …
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A Totalitarian Regime Is Coming to America? Or Is It Just an Old Ball Game?
Dr. Ludwig Watzal | globalresearch.ca | 2021-01-25
Dutch-Jewish historian Jacques Presser remarked as early as 1947: "Fascism, should it ever return, will undoubtedly present itself in the guise of anti-fascism." Having watched the surreal inauguration, the Green Zone in Baghdad popped up. The occupation in Washington was …
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Global Research: Help Us Cover Our Operational Costs
The Global Research Team | globalresearch.ca | 2021-01-25
Dear Readers, | Global Research is a small team that believes in the power of information and analysis to bring about far-reaching societal change. Do you value the reporting and in-depth analysis we provide, free of charge, on a daily basis? …
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Middle America: How We Got Here
Ruth Conniff | progressive.org | 2021-01-25
Republicans must look at how they use racism, hate, white grievance, and every other means they can find to suppress the votes of people of color and hold onto power.
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My Favorite Moderate
Lawrence Reichard | counterpunch.org | 2021-01-25
To paraphrase an old saw, imbecility travels halfway around the world before sanity gets its shorts on. An old friend in Geneva sent me a link to a January 11 Susan Collins op-ed in the Bangor Daily News. It reads like the diary entry of a tone-deaf pre-adolescent. Collins laments having worn heels to the…
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Italy: Prime Minister to Resign Tuesday, Government Announces
telesurenglish.net | 2021-01-25
"The Council of Ministers is convened for tomorrow morning at 9 AM, during which the Prime Minister, Giuseppe Conte, will communicate to the ministers his will to go to the (Presidential Palace) and hand in his resignation," the statement read. It added that he would then see President Sergio Mattarella. | A calculated move, the resignation may ultimately afford him another chance at forming a coalition government. | RELATED: | Italian Gov't in Crisis as Coalition Allies Withdraw | Survivi…
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Trinidad and Tobago Holds Legislative and Local Elections
telesurenglish.net | 2021-01-25
Over 51,000 Tobagonians on Monday are called to cast the ballots at some 61 polling stations in the Tobago House of Assembly (THA) elections. | RELATED: | UNGA: Trinidad & Tobago Calls for Lifting of US Blockade on Cuba | There are 12 seats at stake to be contested by the center-left People's National Movement (PNM) led by Tracy Davidson-Celestine, the left-wing Progressive Democratic Patriots (PDP) chaired by Farley Augustine, and the independent candidate Denise Tsoiafatt-Angus.
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Australia: Coles warehouse workers in Melbourne denounce lock-out of Smeaton Grange workers and the union
wsws.org | 2021-01-25
"I didn't know about the picket because the union didn't tell us. We've had only one meeting since I started in July last year."
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The Bipartisan Myth
Brad Sandler | realprogressives.org | 2021-01-25
We were all told back in the 4th or maybe as late as the 6th grade that the United States has a two-party system. ‚ÄØI know I believed it. Maybe I was just real trusting, naive, and gullible? By now I am pretty sure it was a lie. Perhaps those that told me were themselves trusting, naive and gullible? But it is still a lie. | The truth is, we do not have any party system at all. The US Constitution does not say anything at all about parties, not even in the preamble. Certainly, the clauses regarding Congress do not require a bill to have votes from both parties to become law. This is a point…
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Ten years since the beginning of the Egyptian revolution
wsws.org | 2021-01-25
The decisive lesson from the Egyptian revolution is that a revolutionary leadership in the working class must be built, in opposition to the pseudo left, prior to the eruption of mass struggles.
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Virginia police officers suspended without pay for joining Capitol riots
Andrew Emett | nationofchange.org | 2021-01-25
The penalty for the misdemeanor is up to a year in jail. The penalty for the petty offense is up to six months in jail.
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US Police Killed at 135 Unarmed Black People Since 2015
telesurenglish.net | 2021-01-25
The National Public Radio (NPR) published a report showing that at least 135 unarmed Black men have been killed by U.S. police since 2015. | RELATED: | US: People Call for Racial Justice On 100th Day of Protest | The investigation also recalled that 75 percent of the police officers involved in the shooting deaths of unarmed black men were white. | "Several officers were convicted of crimes. However, all of them kept their jobs," NPR discovered, adding that the report focused on specific cases.
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Puerto Rico Declares State of Emergency Over Rise in Femicides
telesurenglish.net | 2021-01-25
Puerto Rico's Governor Pedro Pierluis Monday declared a national state of emergency due to the increase in gender-based violence and femicide. | RELATED: | Attempt to Sell Puerto Rico Is Offensive, Cuba Points Out | The initiative came weeks after feminist groups demanded authorities to take measures to curb the femicide's escalation. | At the end of last year, dozens of feminists took to the streets of San Juan to reject the murder of 17 women from September 15 to October 19, the h…
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Milwaukee Common Council revisits and accepts COPS grant
Ben Slowey | liberationnews.org | 2021-01-25
The measure will result in the hiring of an additional 30 police officers.
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I Assert the Right to Live Free From Disinformation
Thomas Larson | counterpunch.org | 2021-01-25
For those of us who classify ourselves as Nones–about 27 percent of the population, a broadminded, semi-coalition of nonreligious people–we must often remind the God-fearing that our goal is to live free from the fake martyrdom of those who say their right to worship and proselytize their faith is being denied. The allegation of censorship…
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Let Nuke Plans Run for 100 Years?
Karl Grossman | counterpunch.org | 2021-01-25
With the major decline of nuclear power–the U.S. is down to 94 plants from a high of 129 and only two are now under construction–the nuclear promoters in the U.S. government and nuclear industry are pushing to let nuclear power plants run for 100 years to somehow keep nuclear power going.
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Trump's legal problems are only just beginning
Thomas Klassen | nationofchange.org | 2021-01-25
Multiple investigations at the state and federal level–plus private lawsuits–await Trump in private life.
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Activists demand justice for Giulio Regeni who was kidnapped and murdered in Egypt
Peoples Dispatch | peoplesdispatch.org | 2021-01-25
Giulio Regeni, a 28-year-old Ph.D. student at Cambridge University, was kidnapped on January 25, 2016 from Cairo. His body was found a few days later with torture marks. He had been working on Egyptian trade unions for his dissertation…
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The Geography of the Nomos
Elliot Sperber | counterpunch.org | 2021-01-25
The Geography of the Nomos Walking to the gore through a geography of madness Built by the cult of the Nomos' Civilization Ensnaring the globe In screaming roads At least back to Ur, The herdsman's home Old Abraham, the nomeus Appeals to the Nomos Secure me (se curas, Rejection of care) declares That he's prepared…
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