Daily Archives: January 26, 2021

2021-01-26: News Headlines

_____ (2021-01-26). CTU Rank-And-File Votes To Save Lives. popularresistance.org Chicago —In an unprecedented remote electronic vote, 71 percent of Chicago Teachers Union members have voted to continue teaching remotely starting Monday, Jan. 25, 2021. Eighty-six percent of rank-and-file members voted from Thursday, Jan. 21 through Saturday, Jan. 23. | With this vote, rank-and-file educators will continue teaching remotely, and safely, as they have been doing for months. | A message from Chicago Public Schools this afternoon, claiming that "we have agreed to a request from CTU leadership to push back the return of K-8 teachers and staff to Wednesday, Jan. 27," and seeking to sow dissent…

Edward Curtin (2021-01-26). The Will to Believe: Americans and their Divine Masters. dissidentvoice.org 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, 1956 Propagandists are smart people. They begin their devious machinations with the premise that people need to believe in …

Peter Bolton (2021-01-26). After years of incompetence and destruction, Brazil's far-right president could finally face impeachment. thecanary.co Far-right Brazilian politician Jair Bolsonaro's presidency has been on a downward spiral ever since he assumed office on 1 January 2019. As The Canary has

Minnie Bruce Pratt (2021-01-27). Alabama Amazon workers accelerate struggle for a union. workers.org At an Amazon warehouse in Bessemer, Ala., 5,800 workers have won the right to vote for union representation. The National Labor Relations Board has authorized a mail-in election starting Feb. 8, with ballots due by March 29. Union organizers talk to workers at 4: 30 a.m. outside the gates of the . . . |

RJ Red (2021-01-27). Defiant protesters challenge the Biden administration in Buffalo, N.Y. workers.org Buffalo, N.Y. Jan. 21 — On Biden's first full day as president of the U.S. empire, activists and community members here wasted no time in putting pressure on his administration. At a demonstration called by Workers World Party-Buffalo, people gathered at the corner of Niagara Street and Porter Avenue to . . . |

Johanna Kichton (2021-01-27). People's Action: We're Living Through a Climate Emergency. Now Let's Act Like It. peoplesaction.org Contact: Johanna Kichton, 240.206.1145, press@peoplesaction.org WASHINGTON, D.C.—People's Action released the following statement from Climate Justice Campaign Director Kaniela Ing after Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer called on President Biden to endorse the THRIVE Agenda and declare a climate emergency for the United States: "This echoes the demands of thousands of grassroots organizers, the declarations of 1,864 jurisdictions …

W. T. Whitney, Jr. (2021-01-27). Kerala communists serve the people, look to youth and women. mronline.org At 21 years of age, Arya Rajendran is barely eligible to vote. Nevertheless, she is now the mayor of Kerala's capital city Thiruvananthapuram, population 2,585,000. She is a second-year student at All Saints College. She concentrates in math.

Alfred W. McCoy (2021-01-27). That Time when America was a Superpower before Trump surrendered to China. juancole.com ( Tomdispatch.com ) — After four years of Donald Trump's fitful tenure, America is awakening from a long, troubled sleep to discover, like the fictional character Rip Van Winkle, that the world it once knew has changed beyond all recognition. In that classic American tale by Washington Irving published in 1819, an amiable but shiftless …

Workers World staff (2021-01-27). Rubin Kanowitz °presente! workers.org We are sad to have to announce that Rubin Kanowitz, a member of Workers World Party who had been continuously active since 1965, died at home on Jan. 20 from complications of COVID-19. Rubin and his friends grew up hanging around candy stores in East New York in the 1930s . . . |

Peoples Dispatch (2021-01-27). Historic farmers' parade takes center stage on India's Republic Day. peoplesdispatch.org On January 26, which is celebrated as India's Republic Day, tens of thousands of farmers rode into the capital New Delhi. Their demand: the withdrawal of three laws that were pushed through parliament in an undemocratic manner…

Michael T. Klare (2021-01-26). Averting a Cold War With China Takes On Greater Urgency. thenation.com Averting a Cold War With China Takes On Greater Urgency…

sputniknews (2021-01-26). BBC Caught Mixing Up Protests by Indian Farmers With Italian Gov't Deadlock. sputniknews.com The awkward blunder must have occurred unintentionally, apparently because of a TV operator's failure to duly replace the news spiegel, but it was quick to cause quite a few smiles.

sputniknews (2021-01-26). Covid19 Compels Us to Fight Harder for Independence not Postpone it. sputniknews.com The unionists defending the UK are yesterday's people. The tide of history is now sweeping in one unstoppable direction and that is towards self-determination for Scotland, Ireland, and Wales.

sputniknews (2021-01-26). 72nd Republic Day: Police in India to Use Iron Hand in Dealing With Terrorists. sputniknews.com India is on high alert on the Tuesday, 26 January, eve of its 72nd Republic Day celebrations in different parts of the country. Security has been beefed up across the nation as intelligence sources warn of possible terror attacks.

_____ (2021-01-26). How The Nuclear Ban Treaty Impacts The United States. popularresistance.org On January 20, Joseph Biden [became] the U.S. President. Two days later, on January 22nd, the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons (TPNW) [has] become binding international law. The Biden administration should seize the opportunity to sign this landmark treaty and work toward its ratification, while productively engaging with the new legal regime created by the treaty. | With the TPNW, nuclear weapons will be subject to a global ban treaty for the first time, at last aligning nuclear weapons with other weapons of mass destruction, all already the subject of treaty-based prohibitions. The TPNW provides a f…

_____ (2021-01-26). Defund The Police Is Not Abolition. popularresistance.org The demand to defund the police has become a central narrative responding to the graphic killing of Black people. Black organizers must now discuss if this strategy can move us closer to community control of public safety and unpoliced Black neighborhoods. | The defund demand has a number of important branches but at its root it is a call to mobilize community energy towards winning votes at local budget hearings. This effort is not just about the vote but reflects a firm belief in U.S. democracy which at this exact moment may be the most mistaken political stance possible. During the Jan. 6th meeting at the U.S.

Peter Koenig (2021-01-26). Pandemic, Lockdown, Economic Disaster: Are We at War? globalresearch.ca Are we at War? This has become a legitimate question over the last 12 months in the western world. | And we are not talking of war by the west against Russia or China, or the east in general. It's a …

Staff (2021-01-26). Inequality Virus: Pandemic Widens Wealth Gap for Women, People of Color as Billionaire Profits Soar. democracynow.org As the wealth of U.S. billionaires soars by over a trillion dollars during the pandemic, Oxfam is warning COVID-19 could lead to the biggest increase in global inequality on record. A new Oxfam report finds it could take more than a decade for poor people to recover from the health and economic crisis, and urges governments to take immediate action. "In every country that we looked at, inequality has gotten worse during the pandemic," says Paul O'Brien, Vice President of Oxfam America. "All around the world now, we are seeing folks struggling on the wrong end of inequality while those who have been the beneficiar…

Dana Taib Menmy (2021-01-26). Iraq: Kurdish presidency files defamation lawsuit against poet. middleeasteye.net Iraq: Kurdish presidency files defamation lawsuit against poet | Activists warn of risk to freedom of speech after KRG launch legal action over critical rap video | Tue, 01/26/2021 – 13: 23 | A still from Helgord Qehar's video 'Confusion', in which he berates the KRG parliament on a digital stage (screenshot) | The presidency of Iraq's autonomous Kurdish region has filed a legal case against…

Jonathan Cook (2021-01-26). The "humanitarian" left still ignores the lessons of Iraq, Libya and Syria to cheer on more war. mronline.org In fact, those weren't really separate horror shows: they were instalments of one long horror show.

news.un (2021-01-26). UN ready to support Palestinian elections, new envoy tells Security Council. news.un.org Palestinian elections scheduled for later this year will be a crucial step towards unity, the new UN envoy in the region, Tor Wennesland, said on Tuesday in his first briefing to the Security Council.

news.un (2021-01-26). UN chief calls for urgent action against neo-Nazis in Holocaust remembrance message. news.un.org More must be done to thwart neo-Nazis and white supremacists who are using the COVID-19 pandemic to target minorities, increase their ranks and re-write history, the UN Secretary-General has said.

Medea Benjamin, Ariel Gold (2021-01-26). Rob Malley for Iran Envoy: A Test Case for Biden's Commitment to Diplomacy. counterpunch.org President Biden's commitment to re-entering the Iran nuclear deal—formally known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action or JCPOA—is already facing backlash from a motley crew of warhawks both domestic and foreign. Right now, opponents of re-entering the deal are centering their vitriol on one of the nation's foremost experts on both the Middle East

F. William Engdahl (2021-01-26). After COVID, Davos Moves to The "Great Reset" globalresearch.ca With the USA Biden Presidency, Washington has rejoined the Global Warming agenda of the Paris Accords. With China making loud pledges about meeting strict CO2 emission standards by 2060, now the World Economic Forum is about to unveil what will …

Phelan Acheson (2021-01-26). Freedom: The Burden of Accountability — Part 1. realprogressives.org

| "Great power involves great responsibility" — Franklin Delano Roosevelt | The following article is part of a larger, five—part series on accountability and reform as they pertain to freedom. Focusing primarily on American politics and history, the series draws on America's continual struggle towards that "more perfect society.". | "The idea of freedom is inspiring. But what does it mean? If you are free in a political sense but have no food, what's that? The freedom to starve?" — Angela Y. Davi…

Thomas Knapp (2021-01-26). Political "Unity" is Neither Necessary Nor Desirable. counterpunch.org "[T]o restore the soul and to secure the future of America," President Joe Biden said in his inaugural speech, "requires more than words. It requires that most elusive of things in a democracy: Unity. … This is our historic moment of crisis and challenge, and unity is the path forward." The bad news: Where politics

Asad Ismi (2021-01-26). The US-Kenya Bilateral Free Trade Agreement. Garbage In, Garbage Out. globalresearch.ca Washington hopes a free trade pact with Kenya will give it a beachhead in its hot war with Al-Shabab and cold war with China—and an African dumping ground for GMOs and plastic waste. What Kenya gets in exchange is not …

Liz Kimbrough (2021-01-26). Death by 1,000 Cuts: Are Major Insect Losses Imperiling Life on Earth? globalresearch.ca Scientists warn of ongoing global insect abundance losses and say we lack a full understanding of invertebrate extinction causes and synergies. Action to curb extinction rates desperately needed: Studies. | *** | Chances are, the works of the world's insects touch your …

Elijah Magnier (2021-01-26). Iraq resembling Lebanon; will it lean towards the US or Iran? thealtworld.com Iraq is not far from closely resembling Lebanon, with its ongoing political and economic conflicts. However, the Iraqi economy's inexorable deterioration may force Baghdad's government to make difficult choices which …

Brenda Norrell (2021-01-26). Kumeyaay Urge Biden: Halt Border Wall Construction, Repair Damage. indybay.org Kumeyaay gathered for ceremony and sent a message to President Biden: "Keep your word. Stop the border wall construction and repair the damage."

sputniknews (2021-01-26). Who is Janet Yellen, New US Treasury Secretary? sputniknews.com Janet Yellen, the Treasury Secretary nominated by US President Joe Biden, was confirmed for the position by the Senate on Monday, with 84 Senators supporting her candidacy and 14 voting against.

sputniknews (2021-01-26). Biden Believes Nord Stream 2 Pipeline Bad Deal for Europe, WH Says. sputniknews.com The United States is a fierce opponent of the Russian-led project aimed at carrying up to two trillion cubic feet of gas per year from Russia to Germany under the Baltic Sea, as Moscow seeks to export more liquefied natural gas to Europe.

Staff (2021-01-26). Biden's First Climate Actions Are a Result of Years of Indigenous Activism. truthout.org Indigenous activists emerged as leaders of a climate movement that put increasing pressure on Joe Biden, who revoked a key permit for the Keystone XL pipeline shortly after becoming president. So, what happens next? Mike Ludwig speaks with Jade Begay, the Climate Justice Director of NDN Collective, an Indigenous led-organization building Indigenous power by working with front line activists. | Music by TRANSCRIPT: | Note: This a rush…

Staff (2021-01-26). COVID Windfall for Billionaires Could Fully Fund Relief for the Working Class. truthout.org The $1.1 trillion in wealth that America's billionaires have collectively gained during ten months of pandemic and economic crisis could fully pay for key relief measures that President Joe Biden proposed in his recently released

Staff (2021-01-26). The COVID Windfall for Billionaires Could Fully Fund Relief for Working Class. truthout.org The $1.1 trillion in wealth that America's billionaires have collectively gained during ten months of pandemic and economic crisis could fully pay for key relief measures that President Joe Biden proposed in his recently released

Rev. Dr. William J. Barber II (2021-01-26). Biden Admin Must Not Sacrifice Racial & Economic Justice for False Unity. zcomm.org The only way to ensure domestic tranquility is to establish justice. It is pretending that we can address the nation's wounds with simplistic calls for unity…

Binoy Kampmark (2021-01-26). Masking Up Under Biden: the Perils of Tribalism, Bureaucracy and Lawsuits. counterpunch.org One crackling theme streaking through the US elections of 2020 was the issue of mask wearing. Critics initially felt that facemasks were of the too important category in combating the novel coronavirus: purchasing and using them was tantamount to prizing valuable protective equipment from doctors and frontline workers. But COVID-19 continued to rage, and various

MEE staff (2021-01-26). Biden administration to restore aid to Palestinians, fix 'atrophied' relations. middleeasteye.net Biden administration to restore aid to Palestinians, fix 'atrophied' relations | Washington also plans to re-open shuttered Palestinian diplomatic missions, new US ambassador to UN tells Security Council | Tue, 01/26/2021 – 18: 14 | Palestinian children sit during a rally on 23 December to protest a reported reduction of food by UNRWA (AFP/File photo) | The Biden administration plans to re-open Palestinian dip…

Robert Reich (2021-01-26). CEO's newfound concern for democracy is bunk. nationofchange.org Joe Biden intends to raise corporate taxes, increase the minimum wage, break up Big Tech, and strengthen labor unions.

Juan Cole (2021-01-26). President Biden, We can do this too: Europe generates more electricity with Renewables than Fossil Fuels for First Time. juancole.com Ann Arbor (Informed Comment) — A new report from Ember and Agora Energiewende finds that in 2020, the 27 countries of the European Union generated more electricity with renewables (wind, solar, hydro) than with fossil fuels (coal and natural gas). The growth in renewables has all come from wind and solar. These two increased by …

Armando Ibarra (2021-01-26). Paying Symbolic Tribute to César Chávez Isn't Enough. progressive.org If Biden really wants to honor the civil rights activist, he'd ensure farmworkers have the same protections as other workers.

Andrew Rosenberg (2021-01-26). Impactful Biden climate actions nobody is talking about. peoplesworld.org The first 24 hours of the administration of President Joe Biden were filled not only with ceremony, but also with real action. Executive orders and other directives were quickly signed. More actions have followed. All consequential. Many provide a basis for not just undoing actions of the previous administration, but also making real advances in public policy …

WSWS (2021-01-26). Biden administration enlists unions in anti-China drive, reopening policy. wsws.org The Biden administration has made it clear the unions will play a key role in promoting the anti-China drive and enforcing the deadly reopening of schools and workplaces.

Black Alliance for Peace (2021-01-26). Biden's First 48 Hours Affirm U.S. 'Greatest Purveyor of Violence'. globalresearch.ca Every year, we fight a battle on the birthday of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. | On one side is the U.S. state. Forced to offer a concession to the middle-class elements of the Black civil-rights movement in the …

Rep. Ron Paul (2021-01-26). When Fascism Comes, It Will be Wearing a Mask. globalresearch.ca Almost immediately after his inauguration, President Joe Biden began creating new government dictates via executive orders. Many of these executive orders concern coronavirus, fulfilling Biden's promise to make ramping up a coronavirus-inspired attack on liberty a focus of his first …

Stephen Lendman (2021-01-26). Israel to Decide Fate of the JCPOA Nuclear Deal? globalresearch.ca According to Biden's secretary of state-designee Anthony Blinken, the new regime in town will keep much of its predecessor's geopolitical agenda in place. | Former usurper-in-waiting/self-designated interim Venezuelan president Guaido — no longer a National Assembly member — will still …

Tom Clifford (2021-01-26). When Biden's "New" America Confronts the New China. counterpunch.org The lexicon has changed. Words and phrases that seemed to define our world until quite recently now belong to a bygone era. Remember BRICs? The grouping of the next economic superpowers. Well, Brazil, Russia, India and China now resemble a brash start-up promising a whole new way of doing things only to fall out among

Chad Marlow (2021-01-26). President Biden: The Time To Restore Net Neutrality Is Now. aclu.org Just over four years ago, Donald Trump's Federal Communications Commission eliminated

_____ (2021-01-26). Book Review: Love, Labor, Lost. popularresistance.org In her sweeping new book, Work Won't Love You Back: How Devotion to Our Jobs Keeps Us Exploited, Exhausted, and Alone, veteran labor journalist Sarah Jaffe argues that it's not just at Google or in Silicon Valley where there's a startling dissonance between the passion, love, and care society tells workers to devote to their jobs and the exploitative realities they face at work. | "We're expected to enjoy work for its own sake," Jaffe writes. "[T]he things we used to keep for ourselves—indeed, the things the industrial workplace wanted to minimize—are suddenly in demand on the job, including our frien…

The Canary (2021-01-26). Conservative Party illegally collected voter ethnicity data, MPs told. thecanary.co The Information Commissioner has told MPs that the Conservative Party illegally collected the ethnicity data of 10 million voters.Crime: Elizabeth Denham said the Conservatives had deleted the data following a recommendation by the Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) in a report last year. Speaking to MPs on the Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) sub-committee on online harms and disinformation, Denham said it was unacceptable that the party had used people's names to attempt to derive their ethnicity and religion.She said: In our audit work, where we looked at the practices of all political parti…

Debra Rosario (2021-01-26). Why did I organize a #ForceTheVote Protest. realprogressives.org Human emotions are a natural motivator for change. My motivation was w…

WSWS (2021-01-26). Fascist vote surges as conservatives win Portuguese presidential election. wsws.org The election took place as deaths have more than doubled since the beginning of the year to a record of 275 on Sunday, bringing the total toll to 10,194 in Portugal.

sputniknews (2021-01-26). Acting Capitol Police Chief Apologizes, Says Force 'Should Have Been More Prepared' for Deadly Riot. sputniknews.com On January 6, Trump loyalists gathered in Washington DC, as congress confirmed the winner of the US election; however, bolstered by calls made at the outgoing president's 'Stop the Steal' rally minutes earlier, hundreds of individuals, in a riot that saw five people killed, stormed the Capitol and temporarily halted proceedings, shocking the world.

Editor (2021-01-26). Corporate Media Become Deficit Hawks When It Comes to Progressive Legislation. scheerpost.com By Alan MacLeod / FAIR A Democrat has assumed office, and so, like clockwork, corporate media are here to play their favorite game of pretending to suddenly be deeply concerned with the deficit and the national debt. Debt has risen sharply after a Covid-induced economic crash and rounds of enormous Trump tax cuts (the last of which gave 82% of the benefits to the richest 43,000 Americans… |

John Catalinotto (2021-01-26). Es hora que los trabajadores derroten al racismo y al fascismo — salida de Trump. workers.org 18 de enero. Se espera que una cantidad sin precedentes de 25.000 efectivos de la Guardia Nacional de 50 estados, más miles de policías locales y del Capitolio, ocupen la capital de Estados Unidos el 20 de enero. El objetivo anunciado de esta fuerza armada: evitar un ataque violento en . . . |

Patrick Cockburn (2021-01-26). The Political Fallout From the Capitol Hill Invasion May Prove More Significant Than 9/11. counterpunch.org What we are seeing is political theatre, which is scarcely surprising since we have seen little else during Donald Trump's four years in the White House. It is fitting that the end of the Trump presidency was marked by two events — the Capitol invasion and the exaggerated military response to it — that hover between theatre and reality.

Roger D. Harris (2021-01-26). In the Wake of the Riots: The Blowback from Defeating Trump was Criminalizing Dissent. mintpressnews.com As the neoliberal state's crisis of legitimacy matures, anti-terrorism laws and the institutional apparatus of fascist repression are being perfected to use against future insurgencies.

teleSUR (2021-01-26). Bolivia Grants Loans To Boost Domestic Industry. telesurenglish.net Bolivia's President Luis Arce Monday delivered the first credits from a US$132-million public fund to support industries and promote import substitution. | RELATED: | Allowing an interest rate of 0.5 percent, the credits are part of the Reactivation and Development of National Industry (FIREDIN) and the Import Substitution (SI Bolivia) programs. | The credits will be delivered in maximum amounts of US$726,000 to large companies…

sputniknews (2021-01-26). Chinese Outlet Slams Double Standards of Western Media Coverage of Sinovac, Pfizer Vaccines' Issues. sputniknews.com While the Chinese inoculation is undergoing its third round of trials with preliminary results of its efficacy unclear, the vaccine developed jointly by American Pfizer and German BioNTech has seemingly been followed by a trail of significant reactions and even death, which so far have not been directly connected to the coronavirus shot.

sputniknews (2021-01-26). Russia's Sputnik V Vaccine Has Been Registered in Iran. sputniknews.com Last week, Iranian government spokesman Ali Rabiei stated that Iran had held talks with Russia, China, and India on the potential procurement of vaccines against the coronavirus.

Staff (2021-01-26). Rural US Is Seriously Short on Resources Needed to Distribute Vaccine. truthout.org One afternoon this past December, a package arrived at Mora Valley Community Health Services in northern New Mexico. The rural clinic, which serves a county of 4,521 people, is nestled beside a pasture with a flock of chickens and a few goats. A mile up the road sits the town of Mora — a regional hub just big enough for a trio of restaurants, two gas stations, and a single-building satellite office for a nearby community college. | Shortly after the package arrived, clinic staff received an email ex…

imperial.ac.uk (2021-01-26). Imperial vaccine tech to target COVID mutations and booster doses. imperial.ac.uk Imperial is focusing its RNA vaccine technology to target SARS-CoV-2 mutations, boosters and thermostability rather than an immediate efficacy trial.

The Canary (2021-01-26). Tory MP, aged 40, defends decision to accept Covid-19 jab. thecanary.co A Conservative MP who volunteered at a local hospital has defended accepting a dose of Covid-19 vaccine, despite being 40 years old. | Brendan Clarke-Smith, who represents Bassetlaw in north Nottinghamshire, was given the AstraZeneca jab on Friday after having done a shift at Retford Hospital vaccination centre. | Vaccinations are currently limited to the government's four priority groups; the over-80s, over-70s, frontline health workers and those people classed as extremely clinically vulnerable. | Clarke-Smith said the dose he got was "left over" from that day's vaccine stock, preventing it going to waste. | On…

teleSUR Desk (2021-01-26). Venezuela denounces large-scale corruption scheme led by Guaido. mronline.org "The Government of Paraguay owes $360,000,000 to the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela. The commission that was to be shared between Guaidó and the Paraguayans was $26,000,000 do you know how many vaccines could be bought with that?", Rodríguez denounced.

Children's Health Defense (2021-01-26). California Man Dies Several Hours After Receiving COVID Vaccine, Cause of Death Unclear. globalresearch.ca Multiple local, state and federal agencies Placer County Sheriff's office said in a

Dean Baker (2021-01-26). The Coronavirus Vaccine Fail and International Elites. cepr.net The vaccine rollout process has been painfully slow in the United States. More than 40 days after the first vaccine was approved for emergency use by the Food and Drug Administration, just over 6.0 percent of our population has been vaccinated. And that is with just the first shot, very few having gotten the two …

Dean Baker (2021-01-26). The NYT's Has Not Heard of China's Vaccine (Or Russia's or India's). counterpunch.org 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

Dr. James Lyons-Weiler (2021-01-26). Discrepancies in Moderna's FDA Report Demand Answers. globalresearch.ca Search the scientific literature for examples of long-term vaccine randomized clinical trials that use inert placebos — you will not find them. Short-term studies are the preferred mode of vaccine manufacturers — even when there is no emergency — leaving …

teleSUR (2021-01-26). Iran Approves Use of Russia's Sputnik V Vaccine. telesurenglish.net Iran's Foreign Affairs Minister Mohamad Javad Zarif announced that his country has registered Russia's Sputnik V COVID-19 vaccine and expects to start producing it soon on its own territory. | RELATED: | "The Sputnik V vaccine was approved by our health authorities. Soon we hope to be able to purchase it and also start its joint production," Zarif said after meeting with Russia's Foreign Affairs Minister Sergei Lavrov.

Patrick Delaney (2021-01-26). Nursing Home Fires Workers for Refusing COVID-19 Vaccination. globalresearch.ca A nursing home run by Rock County is receiving significant pushback after mandating its employees receive the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine regimen or face layoff. | Officials at

sputniknews (2021-01-26). The Task: China Must Rally 'Whole Country' to Defeat US 'Technology Blockade', Top CCP Official Says. sputniknews.com The news comes as the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT) announced on Tuesday it would back mainland and foreign enterprises in the nation's semiconductor sector to boost production of integrated circuits, a South China Morning Post (SCMP) report revealed.

A Guest Author (2021-01-26). Elliott Abrams, fire your own president; you couldn't fire mine in Venezuela. workers.org By Sergio Rodríguez Gelfenstein The writer was the director of international relations in Venezuela's presidential office and the country's ambassador to Nicaragua. Currently, he is a guest professor at Shanghai University in China. Translation: Angel Alvarez. Nicolás Maduro In an appearance before the U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee on Aug. . . . |

Global Research News (2021-01-26). Selected Articles: After COVID, Davos Moves to The "Great Reset" globalresearch.ca By With China making loud pledges about meeting strict CO2 emission standards by 2060, now the World Economic Forum is about to unveil what will …

Brian Berletic (2021-01-26). US Targets China over Tibet. globalresearch.ca The US Congress has recently passed the so-called Tibetan Policy and Support Act (TPSA) — slipped into a COVID-19 relief package and a 1.4 trillion dollar government spending bill, US State Department-funded Voice of America reported in their article, "US …

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

Victor Grossman (2021-01-26). Echoes and Elections. counterpunch.org Berlin. The US-American nightmare, tight-lipped and pouting , was finally forced to gallop off to its luxurious stable in Florida. Almost every European joined in "Hurrah!" cheers as it watched him go! In Germany national elections will also be featuring the departure, in this case after sixteen years, of a very different kind of leader,

Fight Back (2021-01-26). Teamsters rejecting Hoffa machine in 2021 convention delegate elections. fightbacknews.org Chicago, IL – Hundreds of Teamster locals are electing delegates to attend the 30th International Convention this June in the leadup to union-wide elections in the fall. The Hoffa-led executive board cancelled the planned convention in Las Vegas, citing COVID-19 restrictions, however delegates will still be meeting via Zoom to nominate candidates and amend the IBT (International Brotherhood of Teamsters) constitution. | This will be the last convention led by James P. Hoffa, marking an end to an over 20-year reign as general president that was marked by the consistent opposition of rank-and-file movements. After…

Victor Grossman (2021-01-26). Angela Merkel readies her exit in Germany. peoplesworld.org BERLIN—The U.S.-American nightmare, tight-lipped and pouting, was finally forced to gallop off to its luxurious stable in Florida. Almost every European joined in "Hurrah!" cheers as it watched him go! In Germany, national elections will also be featuring the departure, in this case after sixteen years, of a very different kind of leader, Angela Merkel. …

NOW & Black Women's Blueprint (2021-01-26). Thursday 2/11: Unspoken Impact of Police Brutality Against BIWOC, TGNC & Latinx Communities. indybay.org Online event (FREE)…

Marie Kelly (2021-01-26). On the picket line. workers.org Union members vs. white-supremacist Capitol mob UNITE HERE Local 25 called on hotels in the D.C. metro area to close or permit staff to opt out of reporting to work on Inauguration Day. Black Lives Matter activists stood in solidarity with the hotel workers union out of concern for the . . . |

sputniknews (2021-01-26). Portland Mayor Pepper Sprays Man Who Accosted Him Over COVID-19 Guidelines, Reports Suggest. sputniknews.com Amid the increasing numbers of new COVID-19 cases, some US officials throughout the country have reportedly been spotted violating their own coronavirus guidelines, imposed to prevent the spread of the disease.

sputniknews (2021-01-26). Video: Explosion Rocks Amsterdam Suburb During Anti-Lockdown Unrest. sputniknews.com Protests against new coronavirus-related lockdown restrictions, particularly a curfew introduced in the Netherlands on 23 January, have been ongoing since Sunday. Some of the demonstrations evolved into riots, with violent protesters looting stores, storming through the streets, smashing vehicles and turning them over.

Elif Selin Calik (2021-01-26). Is the pandemic an opportunity to shift from oil to greener energy? zcomm.org It is crucial to an understanding of the global consequences of the coronavirus pandemic to consider the transition to alternative energy sources for the benefit of future generations…

Veira O, Sharfstein JM. (2021-01-26). "This Level of Death, It's New"—Health Care Workers in Their Own Words. jamanetwork.com The surge in hospitalizations for coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) around the country has led many physicians and other health care workers to speak out. We created this post directly from the recent words of frontline health care workers and medical administrators in 19 states, with the sources linked to the first word or two of each quote. Their words reflect an unprecedented time for the US health care community in the midst of the pandemic.

Haymarket Books (2021-01-26). Thursday 1/28: COVID19 Policing Project: Coronavirus, Policing, the Economic Crisis & Black Communities. indybay.org Online event…

Dr. Gary G. Kohls (2021-01-26). The "Smoking Gun" is the PCR Cycle Threshold (Ct): Your Coronavirus Test Is Positive — You Still Might Not Have COVID-19. globalresearch.ca New York's state lab has access to the Cycle Threshold (Ct) values from the PCR tests they process. Last July, the lab identified 872 positive tests based on a threshold of 40 cycles. | If the lab has used a cutoff …

Zachary Conti (2021-01-26). "Amid Exceptional Uncertainty" IMF Projects Challenges for Developing Countries. indybay.org The International Monetary Fund released projections on the world economy as countries continue to wrestle with the coronavirus.

Kuehn BM. (2021-01-26). Drug-Resistant Bacteria Outbreak Linked to COVID-19 Patient Surge. jamanetwork.com Breaches in infection control practices during last spring's coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) surge likely contributed to a 34-patient outbreak of carbapenem-resistant Acinetobacter baumannii (CRAB) infections at a New Jersey hospital.

WSWS (2021-01-26). Oppose the unsafe reopening of colleges and universities! wsws.org The reopening of schools amid a raging pandemic is a criminal act that will only add to the already horrific toll of death from the coronavirus.

Kathy Durkin (2021-01-26). Anti-abortion extremists attack clinic on Roe v Wade anniversary. workers.org This article is in memory of Sue Davis, a decades-long reproductive justice activist who every year in this newspaper commemorated the Supreme Court's Roe v. Wade decision legalizing abortion. In the early morning hours of Jan. 22, shots were fired at the reproductive health clinic in Knoxville, Tenn., operated by . . . |

Ilana Cohen (2021-01-26). Student Organizing May Never Be the Same Again. thenation.com Student Organizing May Never Be the Same Again…

_____ (2021-01-26). The Economics Lesson Taught By The Pandemic. popularresistance.org On this week's show, Professor Wolff explains that in countries where the government is respected and empowered, such as New Zealand, Taiwan and Cuba, among others, the COVID-19 pandemic has been effectively contained. Alternately, where the government is demonized, disrespected and distrusted, such as in the UK and the US, the pandemic has been devastating. | Prof. Wolff argues that a rational economy includes both private businesses (regulated by the government to different degrees) and state-owned and operated enterprises, depending on which performs best to meet the needs of society. Moreover, besides the que…

MEE and agencies (2021-01-26). Covid-19: Clashes in Lebanon's Tripoli over lockdown rules. middleeasteye.net Covid-19: Clashes in Lebanon's Tripoli over lockdown rules | Police fired teargas and rubber bullets as demonstrators angered at fines and a mounting economic crisis | Tue, 01/26/2021 – 07: 48 | Lebanese anti-government protesters clash with security forces following a demonstration against dire economic conditions, in the northern city of Tripoli on 25 January 2021 (AFP) | Anger over Covi…

news.un (2021-01-26). Guterres calls for 'renewed approach to multilateralism', through new peacebuilding appeal. news.un.org Against the backdrop of a COVID-19 crisis that has exacerbated pre-pandemic challenges and a global ceasefire appeal to combat it, the UN chief called for new peacebuilding funds on Tuesday, promising a "renewed approach to multilateralism and international cooperation".

VINS (2021-01-26). Monopoly Chokes Oxygen Supply to African Hospitals Amid Covid-19 Pandemic. projectcensored.org As Covid-19 spreads across Africa, corporate-manufactured oxygen shortages in the continent's hospitals are leading to preventable deaths. Madlen Davies of The Bureau of Investigative Journalism reports that ex-employees, industry insiders,…

Berkeley Copwatch (2021-01-26). Wednesday 2/3: Behind the Mask: community forum on racist policing in Berkeley during COVID-19. indybay.org Join the Zoom event: | Zoom link: bit.ly/behindthe_mask | Meeting ID: 894 1304 1160 | Passcode: justice | Dial in: +1 253 215 8782 US | Meeting ID: 894 1304 1160 | Passcode: 3604527 | *The event is free to attend, and all community members are welcome to join.

WSWS (2021-01-26). Nevada sees record number of COVID-19 deaths. wsws.org The policy of herd immunity is being deliberately cultivated in Nevada as casinos, logistics and other industries have continued to operate as normal with little to no protections in place to stop the spread of the virus.

WSWS (2021-01-26). Union pushes through contract to avert strike of Hawaii nurses. wsws.org Despite lower infection rates than the US mainland, COVID-19 infection rates in Hawaii have been on the rise, with total infections increasing by 29 percent since the beginning of December.

Dr. Stephen Malthouse (2021-01-26). The Futility and Dangers of Covid Lockdowns: Doctors Letter to Premier of Ontario Doug Ford. globalresearch.ca Below is a letter from Canadian doctors supporting Roman Baber MPP who penned an open letter to Premier Doug Ford asking to end the COVID-19 lockdown. | . | . | Here is Baber's open letter. | * | Note to readers: please click the …

Elliot Sperber (2021-01-26). Four crises, one crisis (or the health of the people). mronline.org While it is not clear how many people have lost their lives to COVID-19 in the United States (is it under 400,000 still? Over 500,000 yet?), it is clearer than ever that we are experiencing a continent-wide public health catastrophe. Perhaps this is unsurprising.

Julian Rose (2021-01-26). COVID Mask: The Psychology of Surrender? globalresearch.ca Wearing 'the mask' is for those who suffer feelings of fear and/or guilt. Think about it. | One might reject such a notion "No, no, I'm just worried about being fined, that's why I wear it". Or "I don't want to …

WSWS (2021-01-26). Workers Struggles: The Americas. wsws.org Doctors across Peru are continuing a job action over conditions in the hospitals and adequate funding for COVID treatment including medicines and supplies.

Levy JF, Ippolito BN, Jain A. (2021-01-26). Hospital Revenue Under Maryland's Total Cost of Care Model During the COVID-19 Pandemic, March-July 2020. jamanetwork.com This study compares revenue of Maryland hospitals in March-July 2020 vs historical trends and assesses whether rate increases for inpatient and outpatient services that were permitted to offset pandemic-related decines in revenues were associated with changes to state hospital revenue.

VINS (2021-01-26). Philippines' National Biometric ID System Raises Concerns over Privacy. projectcensored.org The Philippines is on track to register 9 million low-income households for their national biometric ID system. In October 2020, Raul Diego reported for MintPress News that this ID system…

Arisio Genaro Selso (2021-01-26). Video: A Conversation with Leaders of the Mayangna Nation. globalresearch.ca Tortilla con Sal: What is your perception of the seriousness of the problem of the intrusion of outsiders into indigenous lands, in your case of the Mayangna people? | Arisio Genaro Celso: We need to go back a bit to the …

Vijay Prashad (2021-01-26). Why we can't give up on the idea of a world free from nuclear weapons. peoplesdispatch.org The Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons came into effect on January 22 but none of the nuclear weapons states are signatories. In fact, the US, in October, asked those governments who signed the treaty to withdraw from it…

The Canary (2021-01-26). Unemployment rate soars to highest level for more than four years. thecanary.co Britain's jobless rate has soared to its highest level for more than four years as official figures showed nearly 830,000 workers have been dropped from UK payrolls since the start of the pandemic. | The Office for National Statistics (ONS) revealed the unemployment rate reached 5% for the first time since early 2016 in the three months to November after another 202,000 people lost their jobs. | Figures for December also showed there were 828,000 fewer Britons on company payrolls since before the crisis struck last February as the pandemic has hammered the jobs market. | Our latest labour market statistics have b…

Duni Dalmar (2021-01-26). The Virus of Mass Destruction. globalresearch.ca On cable news there was a constant ticker on the bottom of the screen showing how many cases and deaths, something we'd never seen until this pandemic. There were videos of people "panic buying" at the start of the lockdowns or stay at home orders…

WSWS (2021-01-26). Oxfam: Global billionaires' wealth up $3.9 trillion during the pandemic. wsws.org The annual report on inequality exposes the effect the pandemic and the response of governments around the world has had in exacerbating social inequality.

Ramzy Baroud (2021-01-26). The 'Insurrection' and Its Discontents: 'American Exceptionalism' Revisited. counterpunch.org 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

Ramzy Baroud (2021-01-26). The "Insurrection" and Its Discontents: "American Exceptionalism" Revisited. dissidentvoice.org 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 …

Staff (2021-01-26). Max Alvarez — The Tight Rope on The Real News. therealnews.com In this special episode, Dr. Cornel West and professor Tricia Rose walk "The Tight Rope" with Max Alvarez, editor-in-chief of The Real News Network, a nonprofit, viewer-supported center for digital journalism dedicated to telling the stories that matter to movements fighting against systems of oppression.

Frank RG, Neuman T. (2021-01-26). Addressing the Risk of Medicare Trust Fund Insolvency. jamanetwork.com This Viewpoint proposes policy options to forestall insolvency of the Medicare Hospital Insurance Trust Fund, including practical and politically palatable strategies to increase revenues and decrease spending to prevent looming shortfalls.

Rubin R. (2021-01-26). The Costs of US Emergency Department Visits. jamanetwork.com The US population made 144.8 million emergency department (ED) visits in 2017, costing a total of $76.3 billion, estimated a recent statistical brief from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality's Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project (HCUP).

NOW & Black Women's Blueprint (2021-01-26). Thursday 2/25: Equitable Reproductive Healthcare & BIWOC Communities w/ NOW & Black Women's Blueprint. indybay.org Online event (FREE)…

Staff (2021-01-26). Fred Hampton: The Fight for Truth. truthout.org The event will take place at 7 pm ET, January 26, 2021. | Long-time civil rights attorneys Flint Taylor and Jeffrey Haas will join Defending Rights & Dissent (DRAD) and Truthout as DRAD Policy Director and Still Spying Podcast host Chip Gibbons discusses the latest revelations about the FBI's role in Fred Hampton's death and why it matters. | Fifty-one years ago, the Chicago Police raided the office of the Illinois Black Panther Party, killing Fred Hampton and Mark Clark. The police initially claimed they acted in self-defense, but this w…

Staff (2021-01-26). Mitch McConnell Is Already Running Circles Around Chuck Schumer in the Senate. truthout.org In the novel To Kill a Mockingbird, Harper Lee's protagonist Scout describes a Christmas Day spent with her least favorite cousin: "Talking to Francis gave me the sensation of settling slowly to the bottom of the ocean." | This is how I have long felt about Sen. Chuck Schumer, and the week's antics have again validated my sense that the man is and has long been chum in Mitch McConnell's shark tank. It is barely Tuesday, and already Schumer couldn't make a breakfast order without losing contr…

MEE and agencies (2021-01-26). Loud explosion shakes Riyadh days after Saudi Arabia intercepts projectile. middleeasteye.net Loud explosion shakes Riyadh days after Saudi Arabia intercepts projectile | Residents said the explosion rattled windows in the Saudi capital and saw air defences intercept a missile | Tue, 01/26/2021 – 14: 08 | It is rare for drones or missiles launched by Yemen's Houthi rebels to reach the Saudi capital, which is 700 km away from the border (AFP) | A loud explosion rocked Riyadh on Tues…

MEE and agencies (2021-01-26). In a new first, Israel's intelligence minister visits Sudan to advance relations. middleeasteye.net In a new first, Israel's intelligence minister visits Sudan to advance relations | Weeks after Khartoum signed a normalisation deal with Tel Aviv, Eli Cohen becomes the first ever Israeli minister to visit the African country | Tue, 01/26/2021 – 11: 35 | Israeli Intelligence Minister Eli Cohen (L) elbow-bumping Sudanese Defence Minister Yassin Ibrahim in Sudan's capital Khartoum on 25 Janu…

Hassina MechaàØ (2021-01-26). Macron's 'imam charter' raises fears of state control over Islam of France. middleeasteye.net Macron's 'imam charter' raises fears of state control over Islam of France | With a remit of aligning French Islam with 'republican values', the charter set out by Macron is ready, but it raises more questions than it answers | Tue, 01/26/2021 – 13: 57 | Mohammed Moussaoui (left), President of the French Council of Muslim Faith (CFCM), signing the 'charter of principles' alongside Presiden…

Rayhan Uddin (2021-01-26). 'MBS, they killed my daughter': Outcry after missing woman found dead in Saudi desert. middleeasteye.net 'MBS, they killed my daughter': Outcry after missing woman found dead in Saudi desert | Arrests made after two brothers allegedly killed their sister after she opened a public Snapchat account | Tue, 01/26/2021 – 12: 37 | Manal (centre) posted a childhood photo on social media of her deceased sister Qamar (left), and her brother Ahmed (right), who she accused of murder (Screenshot/Twitter) | The disap…

Simon Hooper (2021-01-26). UK Prevent review faces fresh criticism over Shawcross appointment. middleeasteye.net UK Prevent review faces fresh criticism over Shawcross appointment | William Shawcross to conduct long-delayed review in move unlikely to appease critics of contentious counter-terrorism strategy | Tue, 01/26/2021 – 19: 32 | William Shawcross was described by the MCB as being 'singularly unfit to be a neutral and fair assessor' of Prevent (AFP) | The UK government on Tuesday named the former head of t…

Heba Nasser (2021-01-26). Jerusalem's main Palestinian hospital shuts its doors as union strikes. middleeasteye.net Jerusalem's main Palestinian hospital shuts its doors as union strikes | Hospital staff accuse the charity hospital's board of avoiding its responsibilities to resolve its financial crisis, as it buckles under a debt of $47m
| Tue, 01/26/2021 – 14: 10 | Built in 1968, al-Makassed has long been known as the "hospital of the poor" (MEE/Aseel Jundi) | Jerusalem's largest Palestinian hospital, al-Makass…

Ragip Soylu (2021-01-26). EU delays Turkey sanctions over positive talks with Greece. middleeasteye.net EU delays Turkey sanctions over positive talks with Greece | EU momentum with Ankara over eastern Mediterranean dispute could encourage an update to the customs union, officials say | Tue, 01/26/2021 – 11: 40 | Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu, left, and High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Josep Borrell, pictured in Brussels on 21 January 2021 (AFP)…

Eds. (2021-01-26). NYC mayoral candidate Andrew Yang blasted for comparing BDS to 'fascist boycotts'. mronline.org One-time presidential hopeful faces backlash over op-ed saying BDS movement 'rooted in antisemitic thought and history'.

Monica Moorehead (2021-01-26). Hank Aaron's legacy is more than just baseball. workers.org Henry "Hank" Aaron may not have played the same historical role as the great Jackie Robinson, who broke the color line in Major League Baseball in 1947, but "Hammerin' Hank" achieved remarkable records that continue to stand the test of time. Plus his legacy has transcended the sport he played . . . |

Eds. (2021-01-26). To the Inaugural Poet. mronline.org This poem is a response to the Inaugural Poet's address which featured near the end the line: "The new dawn blooms as we free it".

Nicholas Stender (2021-01-26). Chicago public school reopening battle rages on. liberationnews.org The union has asked teachers to continue to teach remotely after Jan. 28.

Staff (2021-01-26). Say Their Own Word. therealnews.com Eddie Conway reconnects with thinkers and scholars from the 1980 "To Say Their Own Word" series he helped organize at Maryland Penitentiary, and discusses how their predictions about surveillance, the prison-industrial complex, and impending U.S. fascism resonate today.

David McNally (2021-01-26). Blood and Money. mronline.org Join us for this discussion with David McNally (author, editor of Spectre Journal, Professor of History at University of Houston), joined by Maia Pal (HM editorial board) & Tithi Bhattacharya.

The Conversation (2021-01-26). Hating on Muslims in Western Media is based on the Big Lie. juancole.com By Stuart Chambers | — Although anti-Muslim sentiments certainly existed long before 2001, the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks and the response to them intensified anti-Muslim tropes, namely the presumption that Islam is inherently violent or that Muslims have a propensity for terrorism. Since 9/11, specific individuals have turned Islamophobia into an industry, scapegoating Muslims to …

Associated Press (2021-01-26). First Native American to win Caldecott Medal for children's book illustration. peoplesworld.org NEW YORK — Illustrator Michaela Goade became the first Native American to win the prestigious Randolph Caldecott Medal for best children's picture story, cited for "We Are Water Protectors," a celebration of nature and condemnation of the "black snake" Dakota Access Pipeline. "I am really honored and proud," the 30-year-old Goade told The Associated Press …

Emma-Louise Fenelon (2021-01-26). Law Pod UK New Episode: "Historical" Crimes: Ireland's unmarried mothers and their children. ukhumanrightsblog.com In episode 135 of Law Pod UK, Emma-Louise Fenelon speaks to Máiréad Enright about Ireland's recent Mother and Baby Homes Commission of Investigation Report which prompted an official State apology from the Taoiseach (Irish Prime Minister) Micheál Martin. Máiréad Enright is a Leverhulme Research Fellow and Reader in Feminist Legal Studies at Birmingham Law School. Her current work is …

Julie Norris (2021-01-26). Hunts Point Teamsters win strike through solidarity. liberationnews.org Photo: teamsters.nyc…

Andrew Korybko (2021-01-26). Russia's 2020 Foreign Policy. A Thaw in US-Russia Relations? Foreign Minister Lavrov. globalresearch.ca Russian Foreign Minister Lavrov held his annual press conference last week reviewing his country's foreign policy over the preceding year, the top two dozen highlights of which are touched upon in this analysis for those who don't have the time …

WSWS (2021-01-26). Facebook restores service to socialist pages, claiming the purge was an "automation error" wsws.org Facebook backed down in the face of public protests but failed to provide a credible explanation for its actions.

WSWS repost (2021-01-26). 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.

Our Readers (2021-01-26). Letters From the February 8/15, 2021, Issue. thenation.com Letters From the February 8/15, 2021, Issue…

Ken Klippenstein (2021-01-26). The Madcap Mysteries of Homeland Security. thenation.com The Madcap Mysteries of Homeland Security…

John Nichols (2021-01-26). Representative Jamie Raskin: 'It Was a Scene of Absolute Terror and Mayhem'. thenation.com Representative Jamie Raskin: 'It Was a Scene of Absolute Terror and Mayhem'

Katrina vanden Heuvel (2021-01-26). The Fight to Revive Democracy Has Only Just Begun. thenation.com The Fight to Revive Democracy Has Only Just Begun…

Calvin Trillin (2021-01-26). Rounding Up the Capitol-Mob Lawbreakers. thenation.com Rounding Up the Capitol-Mob Lawbreakers…

Eugenia Leigh (2021-01-26). My Husband Tells Me About a Man Who Doesn't Kill Himself. thenation.com My Husband Tells Me About a Man Who Doesn't Kill Himself…

sputniknews (2021-01-26). Putin Submits Agreement on New START Extension for Ratification to Russian State Duma. sputniknews.com MOSCOW (Sputnik) – Russian President Vladimir Putin submitted an agreement on the extension of the Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty (New START) to the Russian parliament's lower house for ratification, according to the State Duma database.

sputniknews (2021-01-26). A Chronicle of People's Protests Rocking India. sputniknews.com The Bharatiya Janata Party in 2019 retained power for a second time in a row with a landslide victory. The six-year term of the Narendra Modi government has, however, been marred by high political drama and landmark protest.

sputniknews (2021-01-26). Republic Day: B-Town Celebs Note That Patriotism Makes India Stronger. sputniknews.com On 26 January 1950, the Indian Constitution came into effect and, every year, the day is celebrated as Republic Day to honour the spirit of an independent and united India. A large parade is conducted in the capital city of Delhi, showcasing the rich cultural heritage and diversity of every state, India's armed forces, and its military prowess.

sputniknews (2021-01-26). Watch Cops Throw Tear Gas Shells at Protesting Farmers in New Delhi on Republic Day. sputniknews.com The Delhi Police had earlier given permission to protesting farmers to carry out their proposed tractor rally, saying they would only be allowed to hold it after an annual military parade concluded in the national capital. High security is now in place in the city for the nation's Republic Day festivities.

sputniknews (2021-01-26). Jared Kushner is Beefing Up Support for Ivanka Senate Run in 2022, Report Says. sputniknews.com The news comes as rumours say the former first daughter, who served as a senior adviser to the president in the previous administration, is poised to continue her career in politics. Previous reports indicated that Ivanka may run for president in 2024.

sputniknews (2021-01-26). Indian Political Parties Condemn Farmers' Protest Rally Turning Violent in Delhi. sputniknews.com Farmers in India 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 the Amendment to the Essential Commodities Act 2020, passed by the central government last September.

sputniknews (2021-01-26). Protests in Lebanon Lead to Clashes With Police, Injuries in Tripoli. sputniknews.com TRIPOLI (Sputnik) – Violence marred protests in the northern Lebanese city of Tripoli for the second consecutive day, as police on Tuesday evening used tear gas to disperse demonstrators.

_____ (2021-01-26). Google Workers To Form Global Union Alliance. popularresistance.org The new alliance called Alpha Global, in recognition of Google's parent company Alphabet, was formed in coordination with Union Network International Global Union, a global union that brings together 20 million workers from various sectors in the service economy, according to a UNI Global Union post. | Alpha Global comprises 13 different unions representing workers in 10 countries, with the United States, Britain and Switzerland, being among them, The Verge reported. | It seeks to make Google live up to its ideals. | "[Google] is a place where many workers came to change the world — to make it more democratic –…

_____ (2021-01-26). New Toolkit To Defund The Police. popularresistance.org Over the past eight months since George Floyd was choked to death by the Minneapolis Police Department, demands to defund the police emanating from Minneapolis spread like wildfire, echoing in the streets, in petitions to policymakers, and in the testimonies of thousands of people calling and writing in to virtual council chambers. Calls to defund police and invest in communities were not only a response to the ongoing murders of Black people like Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Tony McDade, and the hundreds of others killed by police every year. They were also a manifestation of outrage at the ongoing abandonment of Blac…

VINS (2021-01-26). Pro-BDS Activists Blacklisted and Labeled as Terrorist Supporters by Canary Mission. projectcensored.org Created in 2015, the anonymously-run, pro-Israel website CanaryMission.org aims to "document individuals and organizations that promote hatred of the USA, Israel and Jews on North American college campuses." The site is being used to…

Jasmine Norden (2021-01-26). 'Racial profiling on an enormous scale' reflected in lockdown stop and search figures. thecanary.co The increase in police stop and searches during lockdown Police were more likely to stop and search Black and Asian people across

Peadar O'Cearnaigh (2021-01-26). Labour claims the Good Friday Agreement as its 'proudest achievement'. But it's failed to deliver for Northern Ireland. thecanary.co On 21 January, shadow secretary of state for Northern Ireland

Steve Topple (2021-01-26). 10 months of horror for students has taken a heavy toll on us. thecanary.co In September 2020, the government decided that schools were safe to reopen. | I remember my first day back. It was an hour bus journey from home to college, surrounded by passengers, some of them maskless. Then, entering school with face masks, only to have to take them off again in the classrooms. Here, there was no form of social distancing at all. This wasn't our fault. It was a complete dereliction of duty from the government. | Now, once again, we are learning from home and what our education will look like over the next few months is uncertain. But one thing is clear, the government's multiple failures have…

Daniel Bessner (2021-01-26). How the QAnon Cult Stormed the Capitol. zcomm.org Perhaps the strangest thing about the media coverage of the Capitol Hill rally was how little of it focused on the visible presence of QAnon. What's behind the Q cult, and how can we confront it?>

Christian Stalberg (2021-01-26). Revolution as Selfless Service. zcomm.org Review of Nightmarch: Among India's Revolutionary Guerillas, by Alpa Shah…

WSWS (2021-01-26). Human rights study exposes brutal conditions in Sri Lankan prisons. wsws.org The Human Rights Commission of Sri Lanka report is a damning indictment of successive governments.

Slomski A. (2021-01-26). Intravenous Iron Therapy Prevents Heart Failure Rehospitalizations. jamanetwork.com Intravenous (IV) ferric carboxymaltose reduced subsequent hospitalizations among patients with acute heart failure and iron deficiency, according to a 15-country trial in The Lancet. Patients with acute heart failure often have iron deficiency, which contributes to poor prognosis regardless of anemia.

Rafael Figueroa (2021-01-26). Mississippi Considers Allowing Home Delivery of Alcohol. laprensalatina.com MISSISSIPPI (The Clarion Ledger) — A bill being considered in the Mississippi Legislature would allow for home delivery of beer, wine and hard liquor. Deliveries could only be made to people 21 or older, and in parts of the state where alcohol sales are legal. Delivery drivers also would have to be at least 21. …

news.un (2021-01-26). UN rights experts urge Israel to respect international obligations. news.un.org UN independent rights experts on Tuesday, described Israel's conviction of human rights defender Issa Amro earlier this month, as showing disdain for the country's international obligations.

news.un (2021-01-26). Mozambique: UN responds as thousands are caught in the wake of devastating Cyclone Eloise. news.un.org UN agencies are ramping up efforts on Tuesday to help communities in Mozambique hit hard by Tropical Cyclone Eloise, which barrelled through the country just three weeks after the devastating Tropical Storm Chalane.

news.un (2021-01-26). Security Council reforms must reflect 21st century realities, says UN Assembly President. news.un.org The President of the General Assembly, on Monday, underscored the importance of effectiveness and efficiency for all bodies of the United Nations so that the Organization can deliver results for people everywhere.

news.un (2021-01-26). Climate litigation spikes, giving courts an 'essential role' in addressing climate crisis. news.un.org A rise in climate litigation cases has made courtrooms increasingly important as a venue for addressing climate change around the world, according to a report released on Tuesday by the UN Environment Programme (UNEP).

WSWS (2021-01-26). The rise of financial parasitism and the emergence of fascism. wsws.org Any assertion that the ruling classes as a whole and the dominant financial oligarchy have no need for fascist bands, let alone a coup, because they are continuing to make money, ignores both the lessons of history and the explosive contradictions within the very heart of American capitalism and its financial system.

James A. Haught (2021-01-26). Right Wing Laws to "protect religious freedom" Enable Fundamentalists to Discriminate. juancole.com Charleston, W.Va. (Informed Comment) — Across America, right-wing politicians pass "religious freedom" laws that have a single purpose: to let narrow-minded believers discriminate against gays — an intolerance that is illegal for other people under human rights laws. In other words, only born-again Christians are allowed to express prejudice and hostility, while other Americans live …

Rubin R. (2021-01-26). Obstacles to Implementing AI Tools in Health Care. jamanetwork.com Artificial intelligence (AI) tools have shown promise in predicting patients' health trajectories, recommending treatments, guiding surgical care, monitoring patients, and supporting efforts to improve the health of a community, according to a recent Government Accountability Office (GAO) report.

Nina Beety (2021-01-26). The Role of 5G, US Command and Control, The Pentagon's "Red Flag Exercise" globalresearch.ca The next Pentagon Red Flag exercise runs January 25 to February 12 from the Nevada Test and Training Range and Nellis Air Force Base. Manilo Dinucci reported in June [1] that the Nellis 5G network would be fully operational and …

Elijah Magnier (2021-01-26). L'Irak se ´libanise ª: Penchera-t-il du cà¥té des USA ou de l'Iran? thealtworld.com Les conflits politiques et économiques en cours en Irak ne sont pas sans rappeler le Liban. Cependant, la grave et inexorable détérioration de l'économie irakienne pourrait contraindre le gouvernement de Bagdad à faire des choix difficiles qui auront de graves conséquences pour le pays, quelle que soit la direction qu'il prendra. | Cette situation politico-économique fragile ne laisse pas présager de stabilité à court terme au Moyen-Orient. L'Asie occidentale devrait ainsi rester une zone de conflits et de batailles entre les USA et l'Iran et leurs alliés respectifs. Par conséquent, l'Irak ne peut plus jouer sur…

Jialal I, Devaraj S. (2021-01-26). Update on Lipids and Lipoproteins. jamanetwork.com To the Editor In their JAMA Insights Clinical Update on lipids and lipoproteins, Dr Ference and colleagues emphasized the pivotal role of apolipoprotein B (apoB) in atherosclerosis and recommended the measurement of apoB levels to capture all atherogenic lipoprotein particles. However, this apoB assay is not readily available in many clinical laboratories around the world and is not completely standardized.

Rod Driver (2021-01-26). Support "Fake Democracy" Abroad, If All Else Fails Resort to Violence. globalresearch.ca "We didn't give a hoot about democracy… and I don't think it means a thing today" (Philip Agee, former CIA agent(1)) | "For Washington a consistent element is that democracy and the rule of law are acceptable if and only if …

Andrew Emett (2021-01-26). Former LA City Councilman sentenced to prison for obstructing corruption probe. nationofchange.org U.S. District Judge John F. Walter sentenced Englander to 14 months in federal prison. The former city councilman was also ordered to pay a $15,000 fine.

University of Leeds (2021-01-26). Global Ice Loss Increases at Record Rate. globalresearch.ca The rate at which ice is disappearing across the planet is speeding up, according to new research. | And the findings also reveal that the Earth lost 28 trillion tonnes of ice between 1994 and 2017 — equivalent to a …

Tom H. Hastings (2021-01-26). Feeding two birds with one hand. nationofchange.org "Nuclear weapons are always in the wrong hands."

Zach Conti (2021-01-26). High-Level Climate Summit to Launch Action Agenda. indybay.org 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.

Josue De Luna Navarro (2021-01-26). Dismantle the Deportation Machine. progressive.org Those who make it to the United States will face wretched conditions living in the shadows, even as they form the backbone of the U.S. economy.

Center for Biological Diversity (2021-01-26). Federal Bill Proposes Fracking, Drilling Halt on California's Central Coast, Bay Area. indybay.org WASHINGTON, January 25, 2021 — U.S. Rep. Jimmy Panetta (D-Calif.) reintroduced legislation today to create a moratorium on fracking and drilling along California's Central Coast and in the Bay Area.

Shawgi Tell (2021-01-26). Arizona Pioneer in Wrecking Public Education through Charter Schools. dissidentvoice.org Recent news articles claim that Arizona is a "leader in innovation" when it comes to private businesses like charter schools. Arizona is said to be amazing because it is ensuring "freedom" for parents to "choose" from an exciting array of charter schools to send their kids to, and this is all thanks to a legal …

WSWS (2021-01-26). Strikes in Matamoros, Mexico spread in face of threats by union, police and National Guard. wsws.org The strike was called by the supposedly "independent" SNITIS trade union, which has worked to steer growing opposition into channels acceptable to the corporations.

VINS (2021-01-26). Undocumented Workers Go Unprotected During California Wildfires. projectcensored.org The rise in severity and frequency of wildfires ravaging California has magnified the failure of employers and state agencies to protect workers' health in fire zones. Alleen Brown's September 2020…

Other Cinema (2021-01-26). Saturday 2/6: Other Cinema: Plague-Time Play-Time Iii Livestream. indybay.org Virtual Screening…

Jorg Goldberg, Andre Leisewitz &Jurgen Reusch (2021-01-26). Corona crisis, capital and politics. indybay.org There is no question that the economic power of the state is being deployed here in a concentrated manner to combat the crisis. However, this was also the intention of the two "stimulus packages" in the financial and economic crisis of 2008 and 2009, the volume of which was around EUR 187 billion or 3 percent of GDP.

Ference BA, Kastelein JP, Catapano AL. (2021-01-26). Update on Lipids and Lipoproteins—Reply. jamanetwork.com In Reply We agree with Drs Jialal and Devaraj that total cholesterol and HDL-C can be measured accurately and precisely in clinical laboratories, and that the difference, referred to as non—HDL-C, is a good measure of the total cholesterol content carried by circulating apoB-containing lipoproteins. However, our article did not focus on the best way to measure lipids in the laboratory. Furthermore, apoB is not a lipid, but instead is a lipoprotein that carries lipids in plasma. Conflating lipids measured in the standard lipid panel with lipoproteins is a common mistake that leads to confusion about the role…

Lioutas V, Ivan CS, Himali JJ, et al. (2021-01-26). Incidence of Transient Ischemic Attack and Association With Long-term Risk of Stroke. jamanetwork.com This cohort study uses Framingham Heart Study (FHS) data to assess population-based incidence of transient ischemic attack (TIA), and the timing and long-term trends of stroke risk after TIA, among participants in the FHS Original, Offspring, and Third Generation cohorts from 1948 to 2017.

Kates MM, Beal CJ. (2021-01-26). Patient Information: Amblyopia. jamanetwork.com This JAMA Patient Page explains the causes, symptoms, and management of amblyopia, reduced vision in one or both eyes due to abnormal visual development during childhood.

Peoples Dispatch (2021-01-26). Philippines universities condemn government attempts at 'red-tagging'. peoplesdispatch.org The accusations were made by the head of the Rodrigo Duterte's anti-insurgency body, Antonio Parlade, just a week after the government decided to deploy security forces into University of the Philippines campuses…

WSWS (2021-01-26). Indian farmers' agitation against Modi government's pro-agribusiness laws enters third month. wsws.org The farmers' agitation has compounded the enormous social and political crisis facing the Modi regime and India's ruling elite as a whole.

Slomski A. (2021-01-26). Simplified Regimen Expands Options for Dual-Therapy HIV Maintenance. jamanetwork.com As a preferred HIV drug based on its efficacy and high barrier to drug resistance, dolutegravir has been combined in treatment regimens with several other anti-HIV agents. Now investigators in Switzerland have reported in PLOS Medicine that dolutegravir taken with emtricitabine was noninferior to standard combination antiretroviral therapy (cART), and it improved patients' quality of life.

Kuehn BM. (2021-01-26). Racial Variations in Parents' Attitudes About Reopening Schools. jamanetwork.com Black, Hispanic, Asian, American Indian, and Alaska Native parents expressed more concern than White parents about the safety of reopening schools last fall, according to a survey commissioned by the CDC.

INMSBUT (2021-01-26). 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…

VINS (2021-01-26). Tribal Colleges and Universities Face Inadequate Funding. projectcensored.org The United States is failing to fund Tribal Colleges and Universities across the country. As Cheryl Crazy Bull and Sara Goldrick-Rab reported for The Hechinger Report in September 2020, Tribal…

VINS (2021-01-26). Unwanted Police Surveillance on US Citizens. projectcensored.org Police are expanding their ability to spy on citizens through the use of sophisticated and pervasive surveillance technology in cities across the country. The police are using mass surveillance technology…

WSWS (2021-01-26). Increased flooding in Indonesia linked to deforestation. wsws.org Environmental scientists and advocates have pointed to the devastating effects of deforestation from palm oil and mining operations that have contributed to flooding and landslides.

Tafeni English and Lecia Brooks (2021-01-26). The Future is Us: Amanda Gorman's powerful inauguration poem inspired us to reflect on our past and rise together. splcenter.org &nbsp…

Prof. Bill Willers (2021-01-26). "Privacy Poor" vs. "Privacy Rich" in a "Digital Bastille". The "Death of Privacy" under the Helm of the World Economic Forum (WEF). globalresearch.ca "Citizen concerns over privacy ….. will require adjustments in thinking".

Alexander K. (2021-01-26). Shared Grief—Bridging the Health Equity Gap. jamanetwork.com In this narrative medicine essay a neonatal ICU nurse afraid to hold her newborn daughter after she dies draws comfort and a sense of connection years later from the memory of a parent she had unconsciously stigmatized, who held and loved her infant son at his death.

Charlie Hinton (2021-01-26). Friday 1/29: Demand justice for Dewayne Ewing. indybay.org Alameda County Courthouse 1225 Fallon Street, Oakland…

Safe Ag Safe Schools (2021-01-26). 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.

Marlee Kokotovic (2021-01-26). US police more likely to use force against left-wing protesters. nationofchange.org "Police are not just engaging more because [leftwing protesters] are more violent. They're engaging more even with peaceful protesters."

Peoples Dispatch (2021-01-26). Indian farmers take out historic tractor parade in New Delhi. peoplesdispatch.org The farmers in Delhi faced police repression as they broke barricades and defied the routes determined by the police. Many demonstrations in solidarity also took place across the country…

Tina Goethe (2021-01-26). Resistance against Agropoly. indybay.org 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.

Dr. Yossef Ben-Meir (2021-01-26). Action Education in Morocco: An Enduring Throwback for the Future. globalresearch.ca Social scientists across their different disciplines have shared an enduring observation. They have found that the people who apply methods in real settings to understand social life find more elucidation of the inquiry process than those who seriously analyze the …

Karen Conner (2021-01-26). PREVIEW: What to Look for in the Fourth Quarter 2020 GDP Report. cepr.net We will see a strong but more normal rate of growth in the fourth quarter, however that is a misleading picture of the overall state of the economy. After falling at a 31.4 percent annual rate in the second quarter shutdown, and then rising at a 33.4 percent rate in the third quarter, we will …

Ayoub F, Davis AM, Chapman CG. (2021-01-26). Pancreatic Cysts—An Overview and Summary of Society Guidelines, 2021. jamanetwork.com This JAMA Insights review summarizes and interprets specialty society guidelines on the diagnosis and management of pancreatic cysts for primary care physicians, focusing on high-risk features, management, and surveillance…

jamanetwork (2021-01-26). Appendicitis in France and in America. jamanetwork.com From the discussion regarding appendicitis by the Paris Surgical Society (Bull. et mém. de la Soc. de Chir. de Paris, T. xviii), it is evident that unanimity of opinion upon some points as to treatment is not yet established in France, and that the French are somewhat behind the progress of American surgeons. The discussion as brought out in the society includes the etiology and pathology, the expectant opium treatment and early and late operations upon the inflamed vermiform, and is based upon the histories of cases presented and the results of operations performed. The adherents of the opium treatment (Berger,…

Fight Back (2021-01-26). Facebook shuts down community, women's groups and activists' pages without cause. fightbacknews.org Minneapolis, MN – On January 22, Facebook disabled the main pages of two major community organizations, Peoples Power Assembly and Women In Struggle/Mujeres En Lucha, as well as activists around the country who have played roles in either group, including Puerto Rican activist Berta Joubert-Ceci; Greg Butterfield, Struggle La Lucha writer; Cheryl La Bash, co-chair, National Network on Cuba; Maggie Vascassenno, Los Angeles Harriet Tubman Center for Social Justice; and others. | It also banished Peoples Power Assembly page editor Charlene Lady J. Jenkins, a founder of "What's Up Baltimore," whose Baltimore grassroo…

VINS (2021-01-26). The "Forever Compound" PFAS Found in Arctic Waters. projectcensored.org A family of potentially toxic chemicals, known as polyfluoroalkyl substances (or PFAS), are widespread in our environment due to their use in a range of products including carpet, furniture, clothing,…

Defend People's Park (2021-01-26). People's Park Fenced Off by University of California Berkeley. indybay.org For 50 years, UC administrators have schemed to take People's Park back from those who turned a dirt lot into a lush, community-focused public sanctuary. Now, UCB is on the verge of permanently destroying the park. Fencing has gone up while soil is tested in anticipation of construction of a 16-story housing complex in 2022. Surveillance units have been installed to deter resistance. Unless large numbers of people unite to fight back, and soon, People's Park will become lost forever.

VINS (2021-01-26). Civil Commitment: The New Double Jeopardy. projectcensored.org After completion of a prison sentence, individuals considered a danger to society can continue to be held indefinitely under what is called "civil commitment." Civil commitment, which has been instituted…

FTP (2021-01-26). Vacaville city hall and police station attacked by protesters. indybay.org On January 17, "A group of protesters in the Californian city of Vacaville smashed windows and spray-painted messages including 'Kill All Cops' at the local police department and City Hall."

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.

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 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…

commondreams (2021-01-25). Accountable Senate War Room to Leader Schumer: Stop Waiting, Put Organizing Resolution on Senate Floor NOW. commondreams.org ______________________________…

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…

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

sputniknews (2021-01-25). Tory MPs Reportedly Revolt Against Further Remote Learning Amid Warning of 'Lost Generation of Kids'. sputniknews.com 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.

_____ (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…

_____ (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…

2021-01-26: Social Media Postees

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Chicago public school reopening battle rages on
Nicholas Stender | liberationnews.org | 2021-01-26
The union has asked teachers to continue to teach remotely after Jan. 28.
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Rob Malley for Iran Envoy: A Test Case for Biden's Commitment to Diplomacy
Medea Benjamin, Ariel Gold | counterpunch.org | 2021-01-26
President Biden's commitment to re-entering the Iran nuclear deal–formally known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action or JCPOA–is already facing backlash from a motley crew of warhawks both domestic and foreign. Right now, opponents of re-entering the deal are centering their vitriol on one of the nation's foremost experts on both the Middle East…
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Rob Malley for Iran Envoy: A Test Case for Biden's Commitment to Diplomacy
Medea Benjamin and Ariel Gold | dissidentvoice.org | 2021-01-26
(Photo credit: National Press Club) President Biden's commitment to re-entering the Iran nuclear deal–formally known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action or JCPOA–is already facing backlash from a motley crew of warhawks both domestic and foreign. Right now, opponents of re-entering the deal are centering their vitriol on one of the nation's foremost experts …
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CTU Rank-And-File Votes To Save Lives
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2021-01-26
Chicago –In an unprecedented remote electronic vote, 71 percent of Chicago Teachers Union members have voted to continue teaching remotely starting Monday, Jan. 25, 2021. Eighty-six percent of rank-and-file members voted from Thursday, Jan. 21 through Saturday, Jan. 23. | With this vote, rank-and-file educators will continue teaching remotely, and safely, as they have been doing for months. | A message from Chicago Public Schools this afternoon, claiming that "we have agreed to a request from CTU leadership to push back the return of K-8 teachers and staff to Wednesday, Jan. 27," and seeking to sow dissent…
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The COVID Windfall for Billionaires Could Fully Fund Relief for Working Class
Staff | truthout.org | 2021-01-26
The $1.1 trillion in wealth that America's billionaires have collectively gained during ten months of pandemic and economic crisis could fully pay for key relief measures that President Joe Biden proposed in his recently released coronavirus aid package, including the $1,400 direct payments, the increase in unemployment benefits, and the boost to nutrition…
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COVID Windfall for Billionaires Could Fully Fund Relief for the Working Class
Staff | truthout.org | 2021-01-26
The $1.1 trillion in wealth that America's billionaires have collectively gained during ten months of pandemic and economic crisis could fully pay for key relief measures that President Joe Biden proposed in his recently released coronavirus aid package, including the $1,400 direct payments, the increase in unemployment benefits, and the boost to nutrition…
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Google Workers To Form Global Union Alliance
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2021-01-26
The new alliance called Alpha Global, in recognition of Google's parent company Alphabet, was formed in coordination with Union Network International Global Union, a global union that brings together 20 million workers from various sectors in the service economy, according to a UNI Global Union post. | Alpha Global comprises 13 different unions representing workers in 10 countries, with the United States, Britain and Switzerland, being among them, The Verge reported. | It seeks to make Google live up to its ideals. | …
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Unemployment rate soars to highest level for more than four years
The Canary | thecanary.co | 2021-01-26
Britain's jobless rate has soared to its highest level for more than four years as official figures showed nearly 830,000 workers have been dropped from UK payrolls since the start of the pandemic. | The Office for National Statistics (ONS) revealed the unemployment rate reached 5% for the first time since early 2016 in the three months to November after another 202,000 people lost their jobs. | Figures for December also showed there were 828,000 fewer Britons on company payrolls since before the crisis struck last February as the pandemic has hammered the jobs market. | Our latest labour market statistics have b…
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Masking Up Under Biden: the Perils of Tribalism, Bureaucracy and Lawsuits
Binoy Kampmark | counterpunch.org | 2021-01-26
One crackling theme streaking through the US elections of 2020 was the issue of mask wearing. Critics initially felt that facemasks were of the too important category in combating the novel coronavirus: purchasing and using them was tantamount to prizing valuable protective equipment from doctors and frontline workers. But COVID-19 continued to rage, and various…
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The "humanitarian" left still ignores the lessons of Iraq, Libya and Syria to cheer on more war
Jonathan Cook | mronline.org | 2021-01-26
In fact, those weren't really separate horror shows: they were instalments of one long horror show.
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Why did I organize a #ForceTheVote Protest
Debra Rosario | realprogressives.org | 2021-01-26
#ForceTheVote was an idea started by YouTube podcaster Jimmy Dore and taken up by social media and grassroots activists to persuade Congressional Progressive Legislators to withhold their support from Nancy Pelosi for Speaker of the House, as a negotiation tactic, in order to force her to hold a vote for Medicare-For-All. "If there is no struggle, there is no progress." Frederick Douglass | Human emotions are a natural motivator for change. My motivation was w…
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The "Insurrection" and Its Discontents: "American Exceptionalism" Revisited
Ramzy Baroud | dissidentvoice.org | 2021-01-26
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 …
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The 'Insurrection' and Its Discontents: 'American Exceptionalism' Revisited
Ramzy Baroud | counterpunch.org | 2021-01-26
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…
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Corporate Media Become Deficit Hawks When It Comes to Progressive Legislation
Editor | scheerpost.com | 2021-01-26
By Alan MacLeod / FAIR A Democrat has assumed office, and so, like clockwork, corporate media are here to play their favorite game of pretending to suddenly be deeply concerned with the deficit and the national debt. Debt has risen sharply after a Covid-induced economic crash and rounds of enormous Trump tax cuts (the last of which gave 82% of the benefits to the richest 43,000 Americans… | Source…
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The Economics Lesson Taught By The Pandemic
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2021-01-26
On this week's show, Professor Wolff explains that in countries where the government is respected and empowered, such as New Zealand, Taiwan and Cuba, among others, the COVID-19 pandemic has been effectively contained. Alternately, where the government is demonized, disrespected and distrusted, such as in the UK and the US, the pandemic has been devastating. | Prof. Wolff argues that a rational economy includes both private businesses (regulated by the government to different degrees) and state-owned and operated enterprises, depending on which performs best to meet the needs of society. Moreover, besides the que…
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Inequality Virus: Pandemic Widens Wealth Gap for Women, People of Color as Billionaire Profits Soar
Staff | democracynow.org | 2021-01-26
As the wealth of U.S. billionaires soars by over a trillion dollars during the pandemic, Oxfam is warning COVID-19 could lead to the biggest increase in global inequality on record. A new Oxfam report finds it could take more than a decade for poor people to recover from the health and economic crisis, and urges governments to take immediate action. "In every country that we looked at, inequality has gotten worse during the pandemic," says Paul O'Brien, Vice President of Oxfam America. "All around the world now, we are seeing folks struggling on the wrong end of inequality while those who have been the beneficiar…
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Pandemic, Lockdown, Economic Disaster: Are We at War?
Peter Koenig | globalresearch.ca | 2021-01-26
Are we at War? This has become a legitimate question over the last 12 months in the western world. | And we are not talking of war by the west against Russia or China, or the east in general. It's a …
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Is the pandemic an opportunity to shift from oil to greener energy?
Elif Selin Calik | zcomm.org | 2021-01-26
It is crucial to an understanding of the global consequences of the coronavirus pandemic to consider the transition to alternative energy sources for the benefit of future generations…
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Guterres calls for 'renewed approach to multilateralism', through new peacebuilding appeal
news.un.org | 2021-01-26
Against the backdrop of a COVID-19 crisis that has exacerbated pre-pandemic challenges and a global ceasefire appeal to combat it, the UN chief called for new peacebuilding funds on Tuesday, promising a "renewed approach to multilateralism and international cooperation".
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UN chief calls for urgent action against neo-Nazis in Holocaust remembrance message
news.un.org | 2021-01-26
More must be done to thwart neo-Nazis and white supremacists who are using the COVID-19 pandemic to target minorities, increase their ranks and re-write history, the UN Secretary-General has said.
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Guterres calls for 'renewed approach to multilateralism', through new peacebuilding appeal
news.un.org | 2021-01-26
Against the backdrop of a COVID-19 crisis that has exacerbated pre-pandemic challenges and a global ceasefire appeal to combat it, the UN chief launched called for new peacebuilding funds on Tuesday, promising a "renewed approach to multilateralism and international cooperation".
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Hospital Revenue Under Maryland's Total Cost of Care Model During the COVID-19 Pandemic, March-July 2020
Levy JF, Ippolito BN, Jain A. | jamanetwork.com | 2021-01-26
This study compares revenue of Maryland hospitals in March-July 2020 vs historical trends and assesses whether rate increases for inpatient and outpatient services that were permitted to offset pandemic-related decines in revenues were associated with changes to state hospital revenue.
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Monopoly Chokes Oxygen Supply to African Hospitals Amid Covid-19 Pandemic
VINS | projectcensored.org | 2021-01-26
As Covid-19 spreads across Africa, corporate-manufactured oxygen shortages in the continent's hospitals are leading to preventable deaths. Madlen Davies of The Bureau of Investigative Journalism reports that ex-employees, industry insiders,…
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"This Level of Death, It's New"–Health Care Workers in Their Own Words
Veira O, Sharfstein JM. | jamanetwork.com | 2021-01-26
The surge in hospitalizations for coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) around the country has led many physicians and other health care workers to speak out. We created this post directly from the recent words of frontline health care workers and medical administrators in 19 states, with the sources linked to the first word or two of each quote. Their words reflect an unprecedented time for the US health care community in the midst of the pandemic.
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The Virus of Mass Destruction
Duni Dalmar | globalresearch.ca | 2021-01-26
On cable news there was a constant ticker on the bottom of the screen showing how many cases and deaths, something we'd never seen until this pandemic. There were videos of people "panic buying" at the start of the lockdowns or stay at home orders…
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Jerusalem's main Palestinian hospital shuts its doors as union strikes
Heba Nasser | middleeasteye.net | 2021-01-26
Jerusalem's main Palestinian hospital shuts its doors as union strikes | Hospital staff accuse the charity hospital's board of avoiding its responsibilities to resolve its financial crisis, as it buckles under a debt of $47m | Heba Nasser | Tue, 01/26/2021 – 14: 10 | Built in 1968, al-Makassed has long been known as the "hospital of the poor" (MEE/Aseel Jundi) | Jerusalem's largest Palestinian hospital, al-Makass…
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After COVID, Davos Moves to The "Great Reset"
F. William Engdahl | globalresearch.ca | 2021-01-26
With the USA Biden Presidency, Washington has rejoined the Global Warming agenda of the Paris Accords. With China making loud pledges about meeting strict CO2 emission standards by 2060, now the World Economic Forum is about to unveil what will …
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Biden's First Climate Actions Are a Result of Years of Indigenous Activism
Staff | truthout.org | 2021-01-26
Indigenous activists emerged as leaders of a climate movement that put increasing pressure on Joe Biden, who revoked a key permit for the Keystone XL pipeline shortly after becoming president. So, what happens next? Mike Ludwig speaks with Jade Begay, the Climate Justice Director of NDN Collective, an Indigenous led-organization building Indigenous power by working with front line activists. | Music by Dan Mason. | TRANSCRIPT: | Note: This a rush…
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After years of incompetence and destruction, Brazil's far-right president could finally face impeachment
Peter Bolton | thecanary.co | 2021-01-26
Far-right Brazilian politician Jair Bolsonaro's presidency has been on a downward spiral ever since he assumed office on 1 January 2019. As The Canary has previously reported, his presidency has seen a sustained assault on Brazil's indigenous and LGBTQI+ communities as well as a targeted campaign against political opponents and…
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Video: A Conversation with Leaders of the Mayangna Nation
Arisio Genaro Selso | globalresearch.ca | 2021-01-26
Tortilla con Sal: What is your perception of the seriousness of the problem of the intrusion of outsiders into indigenous lands, in your case of the Mayangna people? | Arisio Genaro Celso: We need to go back a bit to the …
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When Fascism Comes, It Will be Wearing a Mask
Rep. Ron Paul | globalresearch.ca | 2021-01-26
Almost immediately after his inauguration, President Joe Biden began creating new government dictates via executive orders. Many of these executive orders concern coronavirus, fulfilling Biden's promise to make ramping up a coronavirus-inspired attack on liberty a focus of his first …
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Addressing the Risk of Medicare Trust Fund Insolvency
Frank RG, Neuman T. | jamanetwork.com | 2021-01-26
This Viewpoint proposes policy options to forestall insolvency of the Medicare Hospital Insurance Trust Fund, including practical and politically palatable strategies to increase revenues and decrease spending to prevent looming shortfalls.
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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 | 2021-01-26
Online event (FREE)…
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The Costs of US Emergency Department Visits
Rubin R. | jamanetwork.com | 2021-01-26
The US population made 144.8 million emergency department (ED) visits in 2017, costing a total of $76.3 billion, estimated a recent statistical brief from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality's Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project (HCUP).
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Why we can't give up on the idea of a world free from nuclear weapons
Vijay Prashad | peoplesdispatch.org | 2021-01-26
The Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons came into effect on January 22 but none of the nuclear weapons states are signatories. In fact, the US, in October, asked those governments who signed the treaty to withdraw from it…
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President Biden, We can do this too: Europe generates more electricity with Renewables than Fossil Fuels for First Time
Juan Cole | juancole.com | 2021-01-26
Ann Arbor (Informed Comment) — A new report from Ember and Agora Energiewende finds that in 2020, the 27 countries of the European Union generated more electricity with renewables (wind, solar, hydro) than with fossil fuels (coal and natural gas). The growth in renewables has all come from wind and solar. These two increased by …
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Facebook escalates attack on socialist left
WSWS repost | indybay.org | 2021-01-26
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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Elliott Abrams, fire your own president; you couldn't fire mine in Venezuela
| workers.org | 2021-01-26
By Sergio Rodríguez Gelfenstein The writer was the director of international relations in Venezuela's presidential office and the country's ambassador to Nicaragua. Currently, he is a guest professor at Shanghai University in China. Translation: Angel Alvarez. Nicolás Maduro In an appearance before the U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee on Aug. . . . | Continue reading Elliott Abrams, fire your own president; you couldn't fire mine in Venezuela. at Workers.org
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Rob Malley for Iran Envoy: A Test Case for Biden's Commitment to Diplomacy
Medea Benjamin | zcomm.org | 2021-01-26
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Rob Malley for Iran envoy: a test case for Biden's commitment to diplomacy
Medea Benjamin and Ariel Gold | nationofchange.org | 2021-01-26
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.
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Russia's 2020 Foreign Policy. A Thaw in US-Russia Relations? Foreign Minister Lavrov
Andrew Korybko | globalresearch.ca | 2021-01-26
Russian Foreign Minister Lavrov held his annual press conference last week reviewing his country's foreign policy over the preceding year, the top two dozen highlights of which are touched upon in this analysis for those who don't have the time …
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Covid-19: Clashes in Lebanon's Tripoli over lockdown rules
MEE and agencies | middleeasteye.net | 2021-01-26
Covid-19: Clashes in Lebanon's Tripoli over lockdown rules | Police fired teargas and rubber bullets are demonstrators angered at fines and a mounting economic crisis | MEE and agencies | Tue, 01/26/2021 – 07: 48 | Lebanese anti-government protesters clash with security forces following a demonstration against dire economic conditions, in the northern city of Tripoli on 25 January 2021 (AFP) | Anger over Cov…
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Covid-19: Clashes in Lebanon's Tripoli over lockdown rules
MEE and agencies | middleeasteye.net | 2021-01-26
Covid-19: Clashes in Lebanon's Tripoli over lockdown rules | Police fired teargas and rubber bullets as demonstrators angered at fines and a mounting economic crisis | MEE and agencies | Tue, 01/26/2021 – 07: 48 | Lebanese anti-government protesters clash with security forces following a demonstration against dire economic conditions, in the northern city of Tripoli on 25 January 2021 (AFP) | Anger over Covi…
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Student Organizing May Never Be the Same Again
Ilana Cohen | thenation.com | 2021-01-26
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The Heat: Davos 2021
Anand Naidoo | america.cgtn.com | 2021-01-26
COVID-19, climate change and the global economy top the agenda at this year's World Economic Forum in Davos.
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Tory MP, aged 40, defends decision to accept Covid-19 jab
The Canary | thecanary.co | 2021-01-26
A Conservative MP who volunteered at a local hospital has defended accepting a dose of Covid-19 vaccine, despite being 40 years old. | Brendan Clarke-Smith, who represents Bassetlaw in north Nottinghamshire, was given the AstraZeneca jab on Friday after having done a shift at Retford Hospital vaccination centre. | Vaccinations are currently limited to the government's four priority groups; the over-80s, over-70s, frontline health workers and those people classed as extremely clinically vulnerable. | Clarke-Smith said the dose he got was "left over" from that day's vaccine stock, preventing it going to waste. | On…
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Portland Mayor Pepper Sprays Man Who Accosted Him Over COVID-19 Guidelines, Reports Suggest
sputniknews.com | 2021-01-26
Amid the increasing numbers of new COVID-19 cases, some US officials throughout the country have reportedly been spotted violating their own coronavirus guidelines, imposed to prevent the spread of the disease.
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Covid19 Compels Us to Fight Harder for Independence not Postpone it
sputniknews.com | 2021-01-26
The unionists defending the UK are yesterday's people. The tide of history is now sweeping in one unstoppable direction and that is towards self-determination for Scotland, Ireland, and Wales.
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California Man Dies Several Hours After Receiving COVID Vaccine, Cause of Death Unclear
Children's Health Defense | globalresearch.ca | 2021-01-26
Multiple local, state and federal agencies are investigating the Jan. 21 death of a California man several hours after receiving the COVID vaccine. | Placer County Sheriff's office said in a Jan. 23 Facebook post that agencies are "actively investigating this …
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Imperial vaccine tech to target COVID mutations and booster doses
imperial.ac.uk | 2021-01-26
Imperial is focusing its RNA vaccine technology to target SARS-CoV-2 mutations, boosters and thermostability rather than an immediate efficacy trial.
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Iran Approves Use of Russia's Sputnik V Vaccine
telesurenglish.net | 2021-01-26
Iran's Foreign Affairs Minister Mohamad Javad Zarif announced that his country has registered Russia's Sputnik V COVID-19 vaccine and expects to start producing it soon on its own territory. | RELATED: | Mexico To Get 24 Million Doses of Russia's Sputnik V Vaccine | "The Sputnik V vaccine was approved by our health authorities. Soon we hope to be able to purchase it and also start its joint production," Zarif said after meeting with Russia's Foreign Affairs Minister Sergei Lavrov.
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Nursing Home Fires Workers for Refusing COVID-19 Vaccination
Patrick Delaney | globalresearch.ca | 2021-01-26
A nursing home run by Rock County is receiving significant pushback after mandating its employees receive the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine regimen or face layoff. | Officials at Rock Haven issued a memo on December 23 informing workers that reception of the …
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The NYT's Has Not Heard of China's Vaccine (Or Russia's or India's)
Dean Baker | counterpunch.org | 2021-01-26
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 Futility and Dangers of Covid Lockdowns: Doctors Letter to Premier of Ontario Doug Ford
Dr. Stephen Malthouse | globalresearch.ca | 2021-01-26
Below is a letter from Canadian doctors supporting Roman Baber MPP who penned an open letter to Premier Doug Ford asking to end the COVID-19 lockdown. | . | . | Here is Baber's open letter. | * | Note to readers: please click the …
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Thursday 1/28: COVID19 Policing Project: Coronavirus, Policing, the Economic Crisis & Black Communities
Haymarket Books | indybay.org | 2021-01-26
Online event…
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Four crises, one crisis (or the health of the people)
Elliot Sperber | mronline.org | 2021-01-26
While it is not clear how many people have lost their lives to COVID-19 in the United States (is it under 400,000 still? Over 500,000 yet?), it is clearer than ever that we are experiencing a continent-wide public health catastrophe. Perhaps this is unsurprising.
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Teamsters rejecting Hoffa machine in 2021 convention delegate elections
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2021-01-26
Chicago, IL – Hundreds of Teamster locals are electing delegates to attend the 30th International Convention this June in the leadup to union-wide elections in the fall. The Hoffa-led executive board cancelled the planned convention in Las Vegas, citing COVID-19 restrictions, however delegates will still be meeting via Zoom to nominate candidates and amend the IBT (International Brotherhood of Teamsters) constitution. | This will be the last convention led by James P. Hoffa, marking an end to an over 20-year reign as general president that was marked by the consistent opposition of rank-and-file movements. After…
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The "Smoking Gun" is the PCR Cycle Threshold (Ct): Your Coronavirus Test Is Positive — You Still Might Not Have COVID-19
Dr. Gary G. Kohls | globalresearch.ca | 2021-01-26
New York's state lab has access to the Cycle Threshold (Ct) values from the PCR tests they process. Last July, the lab identified 872 positive tests based on a threshold of 40 cycles. | If the lab has used a cutoff …
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Drug-Resistant Bacteria Outbreak Linked to COVID-19 Patient Surge
Kuehn BM. | jamanetwork.com | 2021-01-26
Breaches in infection control practices during last spring's coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) surge likely contributed to a 34-patient outbreak of carbapenem-resistant Acinetobacter baumannii (CRAB) infections at a New Jersey hospital.
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US Targets China over Tibet
Brian Berletic | globalresearch.ca | 2021-01-26
The US Congress has recently passed the so-called Tibetan Policy and Support Act (TPSA) — slipped into a COVID-19 relief package and a 1.4 trillion dollar government spending bill, US State Department-funded Voice of America reported in their article, "US …
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COVID Mask: The Psychology of Surrender?
Julian Rose | globalresearch.ca | 2021-01-26
Wearing 'the mask' is for those who suffer feelings of fear and/or guilt. Think about it. | One might reject such a notion "No, no, I'm just worried about being fined, that's why I wear it". Or "I don't want to …
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Wednesday 2/3: Behind the Mask: community forum on racist policing in Berkeley during COVID-19
Berkeley Copwatch | indybay.org | 2021-01-26
Join the Zoom event: | Zoom link: bit.ly/behindthe_mask | Meeting ID: 894 1304 1160 | Passcode: justice | Dial in: +1 253 215 8782 US | Meeting ID: 894 1304 1160 | Passcode: 3604527 | *The event is free to attend, and all community members are welcome to join.
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Chinese Outlet Slams Double Standards of Western Media Coverage of Sinovac, Pfizer Vaccines' Issues
sputniknews.com | 2021-01-26
While the Chinese inoculation is undergoing its third round of trials with preliminary results of its efficacy unclear, the vaccine developed jointly by American Pfizer and German BioNTech has seemingly been followed by a trail of significant reactions and even death, which so far have not been directly connected to the coronavirus shot.
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Hating on Muslims in Western Media is based on the Big Lie
The Conversation | juancole.com | 2021-01-26
By Stuart Chambers | — Although anti-Muslim sentiments certainly existed long before 2001, the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks and the response to them intensified anti-Muslim tropes, namely the presumption that Islam is inherently violent or that Muslims have a propensity for terrorism. Since 9/11, specific individuals have turned Islamophobia into an industry, scapegoating Muslims to …
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Philippines' National Biometric ID System Raises Concerns over Privacy
VINS | projectcensored.org | 2021-01-26
The Philippines is on track to register 9 million low-income households for their national biometric ID system. In October 2020, Raul Diego reported for MintPress News that this ID system…
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Anti-abortion extremists attack clinic on Roe v Wade anniversary
Kathy Durkin | workers.org | 2021-01-26
This article is in memory of Sue Davis, a decades-long reproductive justice activist who every year in this newspaper commemorated the Supreme Court's Roe v. Wade decision legalizing abortion. In the early morning hours of Jan. 22, shots were fired at the reproductive health clinic in Knoxville, Tenn., operated by . . . | Continue reading Anti-abortion extremists attack clinic on Roe v Wade anniversary at Workers.org
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Israel to Decide Fate of the JCPOA Nuclear Deal?
Stephen Lendman | globalresearch.ca | 2021-01-26
According to Biden's secretary of state-designee Anthony Blinken, the new regime in town will keep much of its predecessor's geopolitical agenda in place. | Former usurper-in-waiting/self-designated interim Venezuelan president Guaido — no longer a National Assembly member — will still …
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Venezuela denounces large-scale corruption scheme led by Guaido
teleSUR Desk | mronline.org | 2021-01-26
"The Government of Paraguay owes $360,000,000 to the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela. The commission that was to be shared between Guaidó and the Paraguayans was $26,000,000 do you know how many vaccines could be bought with that?", Rodríguez denounced.
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The Political Fallout From the Capitol Hill Invasion May Prove More Significant Than 9/11
Patrick Cockburn | counterpunch.org | 2021-01-26
What we are seeing is political theatre, which is scarcely surprising since we have seen little else during Donald Trump's four years in the White House. It is fitting that the end of the Trump presidency was marked by two events — the Capitol invasion and the exaggerated military response to it — that hover between theatre and reality.
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BBC Caught Mixing Up Protests by Indian Farmers With Italian Gov't Deadlock
sputniknews.com | 2021-01-26
The awkward blunder must have occurred unintentionally, apparently because of a TV operator's failure to duly replace the news spiegel, but it was quick to cause quite a few smiles.
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Book Review: Love, Labor, Lost
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2021-01-26
In her sweeping new book, Work Won't Love You Back: How Devotion to Our Jobs Keeps Us Exploited, Exhausted, and Alone, veteran labor journalist Sarah Jaffe argues that it's not just at Google or in Silicon Valley where there's a startling dissonance between the passion, love, and care society tells workers to devote to their jobs and the exploitative realities they face at work. | "We're expected to enjoy work for its own sake," Jaffe writes. "[T]he things we used to keep for ourselves–indeed, the things the industrial workplace wanted to minimize–are suddenly in demand on the job, including our frien…
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New Toolkit To Defund The Police
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2021-01-26
Over the past eight months since George Floyd was choked to death by the Minneapolis Police Department, demands to defund the police emanating from Minneapolis spread like wildfire, echoing in the streets, in petitions to policymakers, and in the testimonies of thousands of people calling and writing in to virtual council chambers. Calls to defund police and invest in communities were not only a response to the ongoing murders of Black people like Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Tony McDade, and the hundreds of others killed by police every year. They were also a manifestation of outrage at the ongoing abandonment of Blac…
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How The Nuclear Ban Treaty Impacts The United States
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2021-01-26
On January 20, Joseph Biden [became] the U.S. President. Two days later, on January 22nd, the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons (TPNW) [has] become binding international law. The Biden administration should seize the opportunity to sign this landmark treaty and work toward its ratification, while productively engaging with the new legal regime created by the treaty. | With the TPNW, nuclear weapons will be subject to a global ban treaty for the first time, at last aligning nuclear weapons with other weapons of mass destruction, all already the subject of treaty-based prohibitions. The TPNW provides a f…
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Defund The Police Is Not Abolition
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2021-01-26
The demand to defund the police has become a central narrative responding to the graphic killing of Black people. Black organizers must now discuss if this strategy can move us closer to community control of public safety and unpoliced Black neighborhoods. | The defund demand has a number of important branches but at its root it is a call to mobilize community energy towards winning votes at local budget hearings. This effort is not just about the vote but reflects a firm belief in U.S. democracy which at this exact moment may be the most mistaken political stance possible. During the Jan. 6th meeting at the U.S.
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Activists Occupy Site Of Proposed Lithium Mine In Nevada
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2021-01-26
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 and Max Wilbert, hope to make it into a household name. | One of the activists is Will Falk, a writer and lawyer who helped bring a suit to US District Court seeking personhood for the Colorado River in 2017. He describes himself as a "biophilic essayist"
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Loud explosion shakes Riyadh days after Saudi Arabia intercepts projectile
MEE and agencies | middleeasteye.net | 2021-01-26
Loud explosion shakes Riyadh days after Saudi Arabia intercepts projectile | Residents said the explosion rattled windows in the Saudi capital and saw air defences intercept a missile | MEE and agencies | Tue, 01/26/2021 – 14: 08 | It is rare for drones or missiles launched by Yemen's Houthi rebels to reach the Saudi capital, which is 700 km away from the border (AFP) | A loud explosion rocked Riyadh on Tues…
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UK Prevent review faces fresh criticism over Shawcross appointment
Simon Hooper | middleeasteye.net | 2021-01-26
UK Prevent review faces fresh criticism over Shawcross appointment | William Shawcross to conduct long-delayed review in move unlikely to appease critics of contentious counter-terrorism strategy | Simon Hooper | Tue, 01/26/2021 – 19: 32 | William Shawcross was described by the MCB as being 'singularly unfit to be a neutral and fair assessor' of Prevent (AFP) | The UK government on Tuesday named the former head of t…
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In a new first, Israel's intelligence minister visits Sudan to advance relations
MEE and agencies | middleeasteye.net | 2021-01-26
In a new first, Israel's intelligence minister visits Sudan to advance relations | Weeks after Khartoum signed a normalisation deal with Tel Aviv, Eli Cohen becomes the first ever Israeli minister to visit the African country | MEE and agencies | Tue, 01/26/2021 – 11: 35 | Israeli Intelligence Minister Eli Cohen (L) elbow-bumping Sudanese Defence Minister Yassin Ibrahim in Sudan's capital Khartoum on 25 Janu…
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Biden administration to restore aid to Palestinians, fix 'atrophied' relations
MEE staff | middleeasteye.net | 2021-01-26
Biden administration to restore aid to Palestinians, fix 'atrophied' relations | Washington also plans to re-open shuttered Palestinian diplomatic missions, new US ambassador to UN tells Security Council | MEE staff | Tue, 01/26/2021 – 18: 14 | Palestinian children sit during a rally on 23 December to protest a reported reduction of food by UNRWA (AFP/File photo) | The Biden administration plans to re-open Palestinian dip…
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EU delays Turkey sanctions over positive talks with Greece
Ragip Soylu | middleeasteye.net | 2021-01-26
EU delays Turkey sanctions over positive talks with Greece | EU momentum with Ankara over eastern Mediterranean dispute could encourage an update to the customs union, officials say | Ragip Soylu | Tue, 01/26/2021 – 11: 40 | Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu, left, and High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Josep Borrell, pictured in Brussels on 21 January 2021 (AFP)…
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'MBS, they killed my daughter': Outcry after missing woman found dead in Saudi desert
Rayhan Uddin | middleeasteye.net | 2021-01-26
'MBS, they killed my daughter': Outcry after missing woman found dead in Saudi desert | Arrests made after two brothers allegedly killed their sister after she opened a public Snapchat account | Rayhan Uddin | Tue, 01/26/2021 – 12: 37 | Manal (centre) posted a childhood photo on social media of her deceased sister Qamar (left), and her brother Ahmed (right), who she accused of murder (Screenshot/Twitter) | The disap…
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Iraq: Kurdish presidency files defamation lawsuit against poet
Dana Taib Menmy | middleeasteye.net | 2021-01-26
Iraq: Kurdish presidency files defamation lawsuit against poet | Activists warn of risk to freedom of speech after KRG launch legal action over critical rap video | Dana Taib Menmy | Tue, 01/26/2021 – 13: 23 | A still from Helgord Qehar's video 'Confusion', in which he berates the KRG parliament on a digital stage (screenshot) | The presidency of Iraq's autonomous Kurdish region has filed a legal case against…
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Macron's 'imam charter' raises fears of state control over Islam of France
Hassina MechaàØ | middleeasteye.net | 2021-01-26
Macron's 'imam charter' raises fears of state control over Islam of France | With a remit of aligning French Islam with 'republican values', the charter set out by Macron is ready, but it raises more questions than it answers | Hassina MechaàØ | Tue, 01/26/2021 – 13: 57 | Mohammed Moussaoui (left), President of the French Council of Muslim Faith (CFCM), signing the 'charter of principles' alongside Presiden…
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Letters From the February 8/15, 2021, Issue
Our Readers | thenation.com | 2021-01-26
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How Will Capitalism End?
Daniel Luban | thenation.com | 2021-01-26
Both the origins and the death of our economic system has become an almost intractable riddle for theorists to solve.
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The Fight to Revive Democracy Has Only Just Begun
Katrina vanden Heuvel | thenation.com | 2021-01-26
The Fight to Revive Democracy Has Only Just Begun…
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Representative Jamie Raskin: 'It Was a Scene of Absolute Terror and Mayhem'
John Nichols | thenation.com | 2021-01-26
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Wear a Mask!
Glen Gerrard | thenation.com | 2021-01-26
The death toll reaches over 350 thousand in the USA, and many people still refuse to wear a mask.
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Averting a Cold War With China Takes On Greater Urgency
Michael T. Klare | thenation.com | 2021-01-26
Averting a Cold War With China Takes On Greater Urgency…
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The Madcap Mysteries of Homeland Security
Ken Klippenstein | thenation.com | 2021-01-26
The Madcap Mysteries of Homeland Security…
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Rounding Up the Capitol-Mob Lawbreakers
Calvin Trillin | thenation.com | 2021-01-26
Rounding Up the Capitol-Mob Lawbreakers…
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My Husband Tells Me About a Man Who Doesn't Kill Himself
Eugenia Leigh | thenation.com | 2021-01-26
My Husband Tells Me About a Man Who Doesn't Kill Himself…
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Mitch McConnell Is Already Running Circles Around Chuck Schumer in the Senate
Staff | truthout.org | 2021-01-26
In the novel To Kill a Mockingbird, Harper Lee's protagonist Scout describes a Christmas Day spent with her least favorite cousin: "Talking to Francis gave me the sensation of settling slowly to the bottom of the ocean." | This is how I have long felt about Sen. Chuck Schumer, and the week's antics have again validated my sense that the man is and has long been chum in Mitch McConnell's shark tank. It is barely Tuesday, and already Schumer couldn't make a breakfast order without losing contr…
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Rural US Is Seriously Short on Resources Needed to Distribute Vaccine
Staff | truthout.org | 2021-01-26
One afternoon this past December, a package arrived at Mora Valley Community Health Services in northern New Mexico. The rural clinic, which serves a county of 4,521 people, is nestled beside a pasture with a flock of chickens and a few goats. A mile up the road sits the town of Mora — a regional hub just big enough for a trio of restaurants, two gas stations, and a single-building satellite office for a nearby community college. | Shortly after the package arrived, clinic staff received an email ex…
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Fred Hampton: The Fight for Truth
Staff | truthout.org | 2021-01-26
The event will take place at 7 pm ET, January 26, 2021. | Long-time civil rights attorneys Flint Taylor and Jeffrey Haas will join Defending Rights & Dissent (DRAD) and Truthout as DRAD Policy Director and Still Spying Podcast host Chip Gibbons discusses the latest revelations about the FBI's role in Fred Hampton's death and why it matters. | Fifty-one years ago, the Chicago Police raided the office of the Illinois Black Panther Party, killing Fred Hampton and Mark Clark. The police initially claimed they acted in self-defense, but this w…
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'Racial profiling on an enormous scale' reflected in lockdown stop and search figures
Jasmine Norden | thecanary.co | 2021-01-26
The increase in police stop and searches during lockdown disproportionately impacted ethnic minorities, according to analysis. | Police were more likely to stop and search Black and Asian people across multiple regions of the UK since the…
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10 months of horror for students has taken a heavy toll on us
Steve Topple | thecanary.co | 2021-01-26
In September 2020, the government decided that schools were safe to reopen. | I remember my first day back. It was an hour bus journey from home to college, surrounded by passengers, some of them maskless. Then, entering school with face masks, only to have to take them off again in the classrooms. Here, there was no form of social distancing at all. This wasn't our fault. It was a complete dereliction of duty from the government. | Now, once again, we are learning from home and what our education will look like over the next few months is uncertain. But one thing is clear, the government's multiple failures have…
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Conservative Party illegally collected voter ethnicity data, MPs told
The Canary | thecanary.co | 2021-01-26
The Information Commissioner has told MPs that the Conservative Party illegally collected the ethnicity data of 10 million voters.Crime: Elizabeth Denham said the Conservatives had deleted the data following a recommendation by the Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) in a report last year. Speaking to MPs on the Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) sub-committee on online harms and disinformation, Denham said it was unacceptable that the party had used people's names to attempt to derive their ethnicity and religion.She said: In our audit work, where we looked at the practices of all political parti…
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Pro-BDS Activists Blacklisted and Labeled as Terrorist Supporters by Canary Mission
VINS | projectcensored.org | 2021-01-26
Created in 2015, the anonymously-run, pro-Israel website CanaryMission.org aims to "document individuals and organizations that promote hatred of the USA, Israel and Jews on North American college campuses." The site is being used to…
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Labour claims the Good Friday Agreement as its 'proudest achievement'. But it's failed to deliver for Northern Ireland
Peadar O'Cearnaigh | thecanary.co | 2021-01-26
On 21 January, shadow secretary of state for Northern Ireland Louise Haigh, began Labour's online education programme on the 1998 Good Friday Agreement ( GFA). Haigh claims the GFA was one of Labour's "proudest achievements". In fact, she claims it was: one of the most progressive political acts of the last century, bringing peace and power sha…
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The Will to Believe: Americans and their Divine Masters
Edward Curtin | dissidentvoice.org | 2021-01-26
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, 1956 Propagandists are smart people. They begin their devious machinations with the premise that people need to believe in …
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Kumeyaay Urge Biden: Halt Border Wall Construction, Repair Damage
Brenda Norrell | indybay.org | 2021-01-26
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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Watch Cops Throw Tear Gas Shells at Protesting Farmers in New Delhi on Republic Day
sputniknews.com | 2021-01-26
The Delhi Police had earlier given permission to protesting farmers to carry out their proposed tractor rally, saying they would only be allowed to hold it after an annual military parade concluded in the national capital. High security is now in place in the city for the nation's Republic Day festivities.
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Indian Political Parties Condemn Farmers' Protest Rally Turning Violent in Delhi
sputniknews.com | 2021-01-26
Farmers in India 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 the Amendment to the Essential Commodities Act 2020, passed by the central government last September.
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Putin Submits Agreement on New START Extension for Ratification to Russian State Duma
sputniknews.com | 2021-01-26
MOSCOW (Sputnik) – Russian President Vladimir Putin submitted an agreement on the extension of the Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty (New START) to the Russian parliament's lower house for ratification, according to the State Duma database.
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Who is Janet Yellen, New US Treasury Secretary?
sputniknews.com | 2021-01-26
Janet Yellen, the Treasury Secretary nominated by US President Joe Biden, was confirmed for the position by the Senate on Monday, with 84 Senators supporting her candidacy and 14 voting against.
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A Chronicle of People's Protests Rocking India
sputniknews.com | 2021-01-26
The Bharatiya Janata Party in 2019 retained power for a second time in a row with a landslide victory. The six-year term of the Narendra Modi government has, however, been marred by high political drama and landmark protest.
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The Task: China Must Rally 'Whole Country' to Defeat US 'Technology Blockade', Top CCP Official Says
sputniknews.com | 2021-01-26
The news comes as the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT) announced on Tuesday it would back mainland and foreign enterprises in the nation's semiconductor sector to boost production of integrated circuits, a South China Morning Post (SCMP) report revealed.
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Jared Kushner is Beefing Up Support for Ivanka Senate Run in 2022, Report Says
sputniknews.com | 2021-01-26
The news comes as rumours say the former first daughter, who served as a senior adviser to the president in the previous administration, is poised to continue her career in politics. Previous reports indicated that Ivanka may run for president in 2024.
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Russia's Sputnik V Vaccine Has Been Registered in Iran
sputniknews.com | 2021-01-26
Last week, Iranian government spokesman Ali Rabiei stated that Iran had held talks with Russia, China, and India on the potential procurement of vaccines against the coronavirus.
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Biden Believes Nord Stream 2 Pipeline Bad Deal for Europe, WH Says
sputniknews.com | 2021-01-26
The United States is a fierce opponent of the Russian-led project aimed at carrying up to two trillion cubic feet of gas per year from Russia to Germany under the Baltic Sea, as Moscow seeks to export more liquefied natural gas to Europe.
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72nd Republic Day: Police in India to Use Iron Hand in Dealing With Terrorists
sputniknews.com | 2021-01-26
India is on high alert on the Tuesday, 26 January, eve of its 72nd Republic Day celebrations in different parts of the country. Security has been beefed up across the nation as intelligence sources warn of possible terror attacks.
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Republic Day: B-Town Celebs Note That Patriotism Makes India Stronger
sputniknews.com | 2021-01-26
On 26 January 1950, the Indian Constitution came into effect and, every year, the day is celebrated as Republic Day to honour the spirit of an independent and united India. A large parade is conducted in the capital city of Delhi, showcasing the rich cultural heritage and diversity of every state, India's armed forces, and its military prowess.
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Protests in Lebanon Lead to Clashes With Police, Injuries in Tripoli
sputniknews.com | 2021-01-26
TRIPOLI (Sputnik) – Violence marred protests in the northern Lebanese city of Tripoli for the second consecutive day, as police on Tuesday evening used tear gas to disperse demonstrators.
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Acting Capitol Police Chief Apologizes, Says Force 'Should Have Been More Prepared' for Deadly Riot
sputniknews.com | 2021-01-26
On January 6, Trump loyalists gathered in Washington DC, as congress confirmed the winner of the US election; however, bolstered by calls made at the outgoing president's 'Stop the Steal' rally minutes earlier, hundreds of individuals, in a riot that saw five people killed, stormed the Capitol and temporarily halted proceedings, shocking the world.
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Video: Explosion Rocks Amsterdam Suburb During Anti-Lockdown Unrest
sputniknews.com | 2021-01-26
Protests against new coronavirus-related lockdown restrictions, particularly a curfew introduced in the Netherlands on 23 January, have been ongoing since Sunday. Some of the demonstrations evolved into riots, with violent protesters looting stores, storming through the streets, smashing vehicles and turning them over.
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Discrepancies in Moderna's FDA Report Demand Answers
Dr. James Lyons-Weiler | globalresearch.ca | 2021-01-26
Search the scientific literature for examples of long-term vaccine randomized clinical trials that use inert placebos — you will not find them. Short-term studies are the preferred mode of vaccine manufacturers — even when there is no emergency — leaving …
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Chicago public school reopening battle rages on
Nicholas Stender | zcomm.org | 2021-01-26
Why is Chicago mayor Lori Lightfoot so intent on reopening schools as soon as possible when a vaccine is around the corner and the CDC estimates that 100,000 more people will die by February 13?>…
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The Coronavirus Vaccine Fail and International Elites
Dean Baker | cepr.net | 2021-01-26
The vaccine rollout process has been painfully slow in the United States. More than 40 days after the first vaccine was approved for emergency use by the Food and Drug Administration, just over 6.0 percent of our population has been vaccinated. And that is with just the first shot, very few having gotten the two …
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Service with a Smile
Sarah Jaffe | progressive.org | 2021-01-26
A retail worker learns to fight for her rights.
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Revolution as Selfless Service
Christian Stalberg | zcomm.org | 2021-01-26
Review of Nightmarch: Among India's Revolutionary Guerillas, by Alpa Shah…
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You Are Not a Loan
Astra Taylor | zcomm.org | 2021-01-26
Activists and academics discuss the crisis of higher education and the growing movement to cancel student debt and make college free for all…
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How the QAnon Cult Stormed the Capitol
Daniel Bessner | zcomm.org | 2021-01-26
Perhaps the strangest thing about the media coverage of the Capitol Hill rally was how little of it focused on the visible presence of QAnon. What's behind the Q cult, and how can we confront it?>…
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Biden Admin Must Not Sacrifice Racial & Economic Justice for False Unity
Rev. Dr. William J. Barber II | zcomm.org | 2021-01-26
The only way to ensure domestic tranquility is to establish justice. It is pretending that we can address the nation's wounds with simplistic calls for unity…
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UN ready to support Palestinian elections, new envoy tells Security Council
news.un.org | 2021-01-26
Palestinian elections scheduled for later this year will be a crucial step towards unity, the new UN envoy in the region, Tor Wennesland, said on Tuesday in his first briefing to the Security Council.
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Mozambique: UN responds as thousands are caught in the wake of devastating Cyclone Eloise
news.un.org | 2021-01-26
UN agencies are ramping up efforts on Tuesday to help communities in Mozambique hit hard by Tropical Cyclone Eloise, which barrelled through the country just three weeks after the devastating Tropical Storm Chalane.
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UN rights experts urge Israel to respect international obligations
news.un.org | 2021-01-26
UN independent rights experts on Tuesday, described Israel's conviction of human rights defender Issa Amro earlier this month, as showing disdain for the country's international obligations.
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Climate litigation spikes, giving courts an 'essential role' in addressing climate crisis
news.un.org | 2021-01-26
A rise in climate litigation cases has made courtrooms increasingly important as a venue for addressing climate change around the world, according to a report released on Tuesday by the UN Environment Programme (UNEP).
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Security Council reforms must reflect 21st century realities, says UN Assembly President
news.un.org | 2021-01-26
The President of the General Assembly, on Monday, underscored the importance of effectiveness and efficiency for all bodies of the United Nations so that the Organization can deliver results for people everywhere.
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Intravenous Iron Therapy Prevents Heart Failure Rehospitalizations
Slomski A. | jamanetwork.com | 2021-01-26
Intravenous (IV) ferric carboxymaltose reduced subsequent hospitalizations among patients with acute heart failure and iron deficiency, according to a 15-country trial in The Lancet. Patients with acute heart failure often have iron deficiency, which contributes to poor prognosis regardless of anemia.
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Mississippi Considers Allowing Home Delivery of Alcohol
Rafael Figueroa | laprensalatina.com | 2021-01-26
MISSISSIPPI (The Clarion Ledger) — A bill being considered in the Mississippi Legislature would allow for home delivery of beer, wine and hard liquor. Deliveries could only be made to people 21 or older, and in parts of the state where alcohol sales are legal. Delivery drivers also would have to be at least 21. …
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The rise of financial parasitism and the emergence of fascism
wsws.org | 2021-01-26
Any assertion that the ruling classes as a whole and the dominant financial oligarchy have no need for fascist bands, let alone a coup, because they are continuing to make money, ignores both the lessons of history and the explosive contradictions within the very heart of American capitalism and its financial system.
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US police more likely to use force against left-wing protesters
Marlee Kokotovic | nationofchange.org | 2021-01-26
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"Amid Exceptional Uncertainty" IMF Projects Challenges for Developing Countries
Zachary Conti | indybay.org | 2021-01-26
The International Monetary Fund released projections on the world economy as countries continue to wrestle with the coronavirus.
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On the picket line
Marie Kelly | workers.org | 2021-01-26
Union members vs. white-supremacist Capitol mob UNITE HERE Local 25 called on hotels in the D.C. metro area to close or permit staff to opt out of reporting to work on Inauguration Day. Black Lives Matter activists stood in solidarity with the hotel workers union out of concern for the . . . | Continue reading On the picket line at Workers.org
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Former LA City Councilman sentenced to prison for obstructing corruption probe
Andrew Emett | nationofchange.org | 2021-01-26
U.S. District Judge John F. Walter sentenced Englander to 14 months in federal prison. The former city councilman was also ordered to pay a $15,000 fine.
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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 | 2021-01-26
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Facebook shuts down community, women's groups and activists' pages without cause
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2021-01-26
Minneapolis, MN – On January 22, Facebook disabled the main pages of two major community organizations, Peoples Power Assembly and Women In Struggle/Mujeres En Lucha, as well as activists around the country who have played roles in either group, including Puerto Rican activist Berta Joubert-Ceci; Greg Butterfield, Struggle La Lucha writer; Cheryl La Bash, co-chair, National Network on Cuba; Maggie Vascassenno, Los Angeles Harriet Tubman Center for Social Justice; and others. | It also banished Peoples Power Assembly page editor Charlene Lady J. Jenkins, a founder of "What's Up Baltimore," whose Baltimore grassroo…
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The Future is Us: Amanda Gorman's powerful inauguration poem inspired us to reflect on our past and rise together
Tafeni English and Lecia Brooks | splcenter.org | 2021-01-26
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To the Inaugural Poet
Eds. | mronline.org | 2021-01-26
This poem is a response to the Inaugural Poet's address which featured near the end the line: "The new dawn blooms as we free it".
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CEO's newfound concern for democracy is bunk
Robert Reich | nationofchange.org | 2021-01-26
Joe Biden intends to raise corporate taxes, increase the minimum wage, break up Big Tech, and strengthen labor unions.
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Biden's First 48 Hours Affirm U.S. 'Greatest Purveyor of Violence'
Black Alliance for Peace | globalresearch.ca | 2021-01-26
Every year, we fight a battle on the birthday of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. | On one side is the U.S. state. Forced to offer a concession to the middle-class elements of the Black civil-rights movement in the …
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Incidence of Transient Ischemic Attack and Association With Long-term Risk of Stroke
Lioutas V, Ivan CS, Himali JJ, et al. | jamanetwork.com | 2021-01-26
This cohort study uses Framingham Heart Study (FHS) data to assess population-based incidence of transient ischemic attack (TIA), and the timing and long-term trends of stroke risk after TIA, among participants in the FHS Original, Offspring, and Third Generation cohorts from 1948 to 2017.
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Pesticide use in California remains at record high, new data show
Safe Ag Safe Schools | indybay.org | 2021-01-26
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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Undocumented Workers Go Unprotected During California Wildfires
VINS | projectcensored.org | 2021-01-26
The rise in severity and frequency of wildfires ravaging California has magnified the failure of employers and state agencies to protect workers' health in fire zones. Alleen Brown's September 2020…
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Right Wing Laws to "protect religious freedom" Enable Fundamentalists to Discriminate
James A. Haught | juancole.com | 2021-01-26
Charleston, W.Va. (Informed Comment) — Across America, right-wing politicians pass "religious freedom" laws that have a single purpose: to let narrow-minded believers discriminate against gays — an intolerance that is illegal for other people under human rights laws. In other words, only born-again Christians are allowed to express prejudice and hostility, while other Americans live …
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High-Level Climate Summit to Launch Action Agenda
Zach Conti | indybay.org | 2021-01-26
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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The Strange Cabinet
Murrey M. | jamanetwork.com | 2021-01-26
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The Role of 5G, US Command and Control, The Pentagon's "Red Flag Exercise"
Nina Beety | globalresearch.ca | 2021-01-26
The next Pentagon Red Flag exercise runs January 25 to February 12 from the Nevada Test and Training Range and Nellis Air Force Base. Manilo Dinucci reported in June [1] that the Nellis 5G network would be fully operational and …
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Civil Commitment: The New Double Jeopardy
VINS | projectcensored.org | 2021-01-26
After completion of a prison sentence, individuals considered a danger to society can continue to be held indefinitely under what is called "civil commitment." Civil commitment, which has been instituted…
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Indian farmers take out historic tractor parade in New Delhi
Peoples Dispatch | peoplesdispatch.org | 2021-01-26
The farmers in Delhi faced police repression as they broke barricades and defied the routes determined by the police. Many demonstrations in solidarity also took place across the country…
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Echoes and elections
Victor Grossman | mronline.org | 2021-01-26
The U.S.-American night-mare, tight-lipped and pouting, was finally forced to gallop off to its luxurious stable in Florida. Almost every European joined in "Hurrah!" cheers as it watched him go!
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People's Park Fenced Off by University of California Berkeley
Defend People's Park | indybay.org | 2021-01-26
For 50 years, UC administrators have schemed to take People's Park back from those who turned a dirt lot into a lush, community-focused public sanctuary. Now, UCB is on the verge of permanently destroying the park. Fencing has gone up while soil is tested in anticipation of construction of a 16-story housing complex in 2022. Surveillance units have been installed to deter resistance. Unless large numbers of people unite to fight back, and soon, People's Park will become lost forever.
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Say Their Own Word
Staff | therealnews.com | 2021-01-26
Eddie Conway reconnects with thinkers and scholars from the 1980 "To Say Their Own Word" series he helped organize at Maryland Penitentiary, and discusses how their predictions about surveillance, the prison-industrial complex, and impending U.S. fascism resonate today.
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Federal Bill Proposes Fracking, Drilling Halt on California's Central Coast, Bay Area
Center for Biological Diversity | indybay.org | 2021-01-26
WASHINGTON, January 25, 2021 — U.S. Rep. Jimmy Panetta (D-Calif.) reintroduced legislation today to create a moratorium on fracking and drilling along California's Central Coast and in the Bay Area.
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Action Education in Morocco: An Enduring Throwback for the Future
Dr. Yossef Ben-Meir | globalresearch.ca | 2021-01-26
Social scientists across their different disciplines have shared an enduring observation. They have found that the people who apply methods in real settings to understand social life find more elucidation of the inquiry process than those who seriously analyze the …
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PREVIEW: What to Look for in the Fourth Quarter 2020 GDP Report
Karen Conner | cepr.net | 2021-01-26
We will see a strong but more normal rate of growth in the fourth quarter, however that is a misleading picture of the overall state of the economy. After falling at a 31.4 percent annual rate in the second quarter shutdown, and then rising at a 33.4 percent rate in the third quarter, we will …
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Blood and Money
David McNally | mronline.org | 2021-01-26
Join us for this discussion with David McNally (author, editor of Spectre Journal, Professor of History at University of Houston), joined by Maia Pal (HM editorial board) & Tithi Bhattacharya.
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Law Pod UK New Episode: "Historical" Crimes: Ireland's unmarried mothers and their children
Emma-Louise Fenelon | ukhumanrightsblog.com | 2021-01-26
In episode 135 of Law Pod UK, Emma-Louise Fenelon speaks to Máiréad Enright about Ireland's recent Mother and Baby Homes Commission of Investigation Report which prompted an official State apology from the Taoiseach (Irish Prime Minister) Micheál Martin. Máiréad Enright is a Leverhulme Research Fellow and Reader in Feminist Legal Studies at Birmingham Law School. Her current work is …
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Patient Information: Amblyopia
Kates MM, Beal CJ. | jamanetwork.com | 2021-01-26
This JAMA Patient Page explains the causes, symptoms, and management of amblyopia, reduced vision in one or both eyes due to abnormal visual development during childhood.
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Resistance against Agropoly
Tina Goethe | indybay.org | 2021-01-26
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.
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Echoes and Elections
Victor Grossman | counterpunch.org | 2021-01-26
Berlin. The US-American nightmare, tight-lipped and pouting , was finally forced to gallop off to its luxurious stable in Florida. Almost every European joined in "Hurrah!" cheers as it watched him go! In Germany national elections will also be featuring the departure, in this case after sixteen years, of a very different kind of leader,…
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Update on Lipids and Lipoproteins
Jialal I, Devaraj S. | jamanetwork.com | 2021-01-26
To the Editor In their JAMA Insights Clinical Update on lipids and lipoproteins, Dr Ference and colleagues emphasized the pivotal role of apolipoprotein B (apoB) in atherosclerosis and recommended the measurement of apoB levels to capture all atherogenic lipoprotein particles. However, this apoB assay is not readily available in many clinical laboratories around the world and is not completely standardized.
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Law Pod UK New Episode
Emma-Louise Fenelon | ukhumanrightsblog.com | 2021-01-26
Episode 135: "Historical" Crimes: Ireland's unmarried mothers and their children In the latest episode of Law Pod UK, Emma-Louise Fenelon speaks to Máiréad Enright about Ireland's recent Mother and Baby Homes Commission of Investigation Report prompting an official State apology from the Taoiseach (Irish Prime Minister) Micheál Martin. Máiréad Enright is a Leverhulme Research Fellow and Reader in Feminist Legal Studies …
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Death by 1,000 Cuts: Are Major Insect Losses Imperiling Life on Earth?
Liz Kimbrough | globalresearch.ca | 2021-01-26
Scientists warn of ongoing global insect abundance losses and say we lack a full understanding of invertebrate extinction causes and synergies. Action to curb extinction rates desperately needed: Studies. | *** | Chances are, the works of the world's insects touch your …
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Philippines universities condemn government attempts at 'red-tagging'
Peoples Dispatch | peoplesdispatch.org | 2021-01-26
The accusations were made by the head of the Rodrigo Duterte's anti-insurgency body, Antonio Parlade, just a week after the government decided to deploy security forces into University of the Philippines campuses…
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Simplified Regimen Expands Options for Dual-Therapy HIV Maintenance
Slomski A. | jamanetwork.com | 2021-01-26
As a preferred HIV drug based on its efficacy and high barrier to drug resistance, dolutegravir has been combined in treatment regimens with several other anti-HIV agents. Now investigators in Switzerland have reported in PLOS Medicine that dolutegravir taken with emtricitabine was noninferior to standard combination antiretroviral therapy (cART), and it improved patients' quality of life.
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Hank Aaron's legacy is more than just baseball
Monica Moorehead | workers.org | 2021-01-26
Henry "Hank" Aaron may not have played the same historical role as the great Jackie Robinson, who broke the color line in Major League Baseball in 1947, but "Hammerin' Hank" achieved remarkable records that continue to stand the test of time. Plus his legacy has transcended the sport he played . . . | Continue reading Hank Aaron's legacy is more than just baseball at Workers.org
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"Privacy Poor" vs. "Privacy Rich" in a "Digital Bastille". The "Death of Privacy" under the Helm of the World Economic Forum (WEF)
Prof. Bill Willers | globalresearch.ca | 2021-01-26
"Citizen concerns over privacy ….. will require adjustments in thinking". -Klaus Schwab, 2016 | The World Economic Forum (WEF), the Switzerland-based NGO of "elites" noted for political power and extreme wealth, has taken it upon itself to dictate the future …
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Thursday 2/11: Unspoken Impact of Police Brutality Against BIWOC, TGNC & Latinx Communities
NOW & Black Women's Blueprint | indybay.org | 2021-01-26
Online event (FREE)…
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Arizona Pioneer in Wrecking Public Education through Charter Schools
Shawgi Tell | dissidentvoice.org | 2021-01-26
Recent news articles claim that Arizona is a "leader in innovation" when it comes to private businesses like charter schools. Arizona is said to be amazing because it is ensuring "freedom" for parents to "choose" from an exciting array of charter schools to send their kids to, and this is all thanks to a legal …
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Facebook shuts down community, women's groups and activists' pages without cause
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2021-01-26
Minneapolis, MN – On January 22, Facebook disabled the main pages of two major community organizations, Peoples Power Assembly and Women In Struggle/Mujeres En Lucha, as well as activists around the country who have played roles in either group, including Puerto Rican activist Berta Joubert-Ceci; Greg Butterfield, Struggle La Lucha writer; Cheryl La Bash, co-chair, National Network on Cuba; Maggie Vascassenno, Los Angeles Harriet Tubman Center for Social Justice; and others. | It also banished Peoples Power Assembly page editor Charlene Lady J. Jenkins, a founder of "What's Up Baltimore," whose Baltimore grassroo…
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Bolivia Grants Loans To Boost Domestic Industry
telesurenglish.net | 2021-01-26
Bolivia's President Luis Arce Monday delivered the first credits from a US$132-million public fund to support industries and promote import substitution. | RELATED: | Over 15,000 Families Affected by Heavy Rains in Bolivia | Allowing an interest rate of 0.5 percent, the credits are part of the Reactivation and Development of National Industry (FIREDIN) and the Import Substitution (SI Bolivia) programs. | The credits will be delivered in maximum amounts of US$726,000 to large companies…
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NYC mayoral candidate Andrew Yang blasted for comparing BDS to 'fascist boycotts'
Eds. | mronline.org | 2021-01-26
One-time presidential hopeful faces backlash over op-ed saying BDS movement 'rooted in antisemitic thought and history'.
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Hunts Point Teamsters win strike through solidarity
Julie Norris | liberationnews.org | 2021-01-26
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Vacaville city hall and police station attacked by protesters
FTP | indybay.org | 2021-01-26
On January 17, "A group of protesters in the Californian city of Vacaville smashed windows and spray-painted messages including 'Kill All Cops' at the local police department and City Hall."
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Global Ice Loss Increases at Record Rate
University of Leeds | globalresearch.ca | 2021-01-26
The rate at which ice is disappearing across the planet is speeding up, according to new research. | And the findings also reveal that the Earth lost 28 trillion tonnes of ice between 1994 and 2017 — equivalent to a …
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The "Forever Compound" PFAS Found in Arctic Waters
VINS | projectcensored.org | 2021-01-26
A family of potentially toxic chemicals, known as polyfluoroalkyl substances (or PFAS), are widespread in our environment due to their use in a range of products including carpet, furniture, clothing,…
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Feeding two birds with one hand
Tom H. Hastings | nationofchange.org | 2021-01-26
"Nuclear weapons are always in the wrong hands."
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Pancreatic Cysts–An Overview and Summary of Society Guidelines, 2021
Ayoub F, Davis AM, Chapman CG. | jamanetwork.com | 2021-01-26
This JAMA Insights review summarizes and interprets specialty society guidelines on the diagnosis and management of pancreatic cysts for primary care physicians, focusing on high-risk features, management, and surveillance…
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Update on Lipids and Lipoproteins–Reply
Ference BA, Kastelein JP, Catapano AL. | jamanetwork.com | 2021-01-26
In Reply We agree with Drs Jialal and Devaraj that total cholesterol and HDL-C can be measured accurately and precisely in clinical laboratories, and that the difference, referred to as non–HDL-C, is a good measure of the total cholesterol content carried by circulating apoB-containing lipoproteins. However, our article did not focus on the best way to measure lipids in the laboratory. Furthermore, apoB is not a lipid, but instead is a lipoprotein that carries lipids in plasma. Conflating lipids measured in the standard lipid panel with lipoproteins is a common mistake that leads to confusion about the role…
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Angela Merkel readies her exit in Germany
Victor Grossman | peoplesworld.org | 2021-01-26
BERLIN–The U.S.-American nightmare, tight-lipped and pouting, was finally forced to gallop off to its luxurious stable in Florida. Almost every European joined in "Hurrah!" cheers as it watched him go! In Germany, national elections will also be featuring the departure, in this case after sixteen years, of a very different kind of leader, Angela Merkel. …
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Support "Fake Democracy" Abroad, If All Else Fails Resort to Violence
Rod Driver | globalresearch.ca | 2021-01-26
"We didn't give a hoot about democracy… and I don't think it means a thing today" (Philip Agee, former CIA agent(1)) | "For Washington a consistent element is that democracy and the rule of law are acceptable if and only if …
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Es hora que los trabajadores derroten al racismo y al fascismo — salida de Trump
John Catalinotto | workers.org | 2021-01-26
18 de enero. Se espera que una cantidad sin precedentes de 25.000 efectivos de la Guardia Nacional de 50 estados, más miles de policías locales y del Capitolio, ocupen la capital de Estados Unidos el 20 de enero. El objetivo anunciado de esta fuerza armada: evitar un ataque violento en . . . | Continue reading Es hora que los trabajadores derroten al racismo y al fascismo — salida de Trump at Workers.org
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Freedom: The Burden of Accountability — Part 1
Phelan Acheson | realprogressives.org | 2021-01-26

| "Great power involves great responsibility" — Franklin Delano Roosevelt | The following article is part of a larger, five–part series on accountability and reform as they pertain to freedom. Focusing primarily on American politics and history, the series draws on America's continual struggle towards that "more perfect society.". | "The idea of freedom is inspiring. But what does it mean? If you are free in a political sense but have no food, what's that? The freedom to starve?" — Angela Y. Davi…
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Shared Grief–Bridging the Health Equity Gap
Alexander K. | jamanetwork.com | 2021-01-26
In this narrative medicine essay a neonatal ICU nurse afraid to hold her newborn daughter after she dies draws comfort and a sense of connection years later from the memory of a parent she had unconsciously stigmatized, who held and loved her infant son at his death.
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Tuesday 1/26: Car Caravan: Climate Resistance Protest at Chevron Refinery in Richmond
INMSBUT | indybay.org | 2021-01-26
Fallas Paredes parking lot @ 13220 San Pablo Ave, San Pablo, CA 94806-3908 | Masks & Social Distancing Required…
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Friday 1/29: Demand justice for Dewayne Ewing
Charlie Hinton | indybay.org | 2021-01-26
Alameda County Courthouse 1225 Fallon Street, Oakland…
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First Native American to win Caldecott Medal for children's book illustration
Associated Press | peoplesworld.org | 2021-01-26
NEW YORK — Illustrator Michaela Goade became the first Native American to win the prestigious Randolph Caldecott Medal for best children's picture story, cited for "We Are Water Protectors," a celebration of nature and condemnation of the "black snake" Dakota Access Pipeline. "I am really honored and proud," the 30-year-old Goade told The Associated Press …
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When Biden's "New" America Confronts the New China
Tom Clifford | counterpunch.org | 2021-01-26
The lexicon has changed. Words and phrases that seemed to define our world until quite recently now belong to a bygone era. Remember BRICs? The grouping of the next economic superpowers. Well, Brazil, Russia, India and China now resemble a brash start-up promising a whole new way of doing things only to fall out among…
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Racial Variations in Parents' Attitudes About Reopening Schools
Kuehn BM. | jamanetwork.com | 2021-01-26
Black, Hispanic, Asian, American Indian, and Alaska Native parents expressed more concern than White parents about the safety of reopening schools last fall, according to a survey commissioned by the CDC.
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Unwanted Police Surveillance on US Citizens
VINS | projectcensored.org | 2021-01-26
Police are expanding their ability to spy on citizens through the use of sophisticated and pervasive surveillance technology in cities across the country. The police are using mass surveillance technology…
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Saturday 2/6: Other Cinema: Plague-Time Play-Time Iii Livestream
Other Cinema | indybay.org | 2021-01-26
Virtual Screening…
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Tribal Colleges and Universities Face Inadequate Funding
VINS | projectcensored.org | 2021-01-26
The United States is failing to fund Tribal Colleges and Universities across the country. As Cheryl Crazy Bull and Sara Goldrick-Rab reported for The Hechinger Report in September 2020, Tribal…
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The US-Kenya Bilateral Free Trade Agreement. Garbage In, Garbage Out
Asad Ismi | globalresearch.ca | 2021-01-26
Washington hopes a free trade pact with Kenya will give it a beachhead in its hot war with Al-Shabab and cold war with China–and an African dumping ground for GMOs and plastic waste. What Kenya gets in exchange is not …
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