Daily Archives: January 27, 2021

2021-01-27: News Headlines

Stephanie Pavlick (2021-01-28). After landmark international treaty, anti-nuclear demonstrators rally in Pittsburgh. liberationnews.org On Jan. 22, a broad coalition of organizations including PSL Pittsburgh, ANSWER Coalition, the Green Party of Allegheny County, Code Pink, and others joined for a rally and speakout at the PNC Bank headquarters in downtown Pittsburgh. This action was the latest in years of work on the part of local activists in a movement …

Editor (2021-01-28). Billionaires Gone Wild: Pandemic Profiteering By the Numbers. scheerpost.com By Chuck Collins / Inequality.org The collective wealth of all U.S. billionaires has increased over $1.1 trillion since mid-March 2020, a nearly 40% leap during the past 10 months of national emergency. This wealth windfall could pay for all the relief for working families contained in the $1.9 trillion coronavirus relief package proposed by President Biden, while leaving the nation's richest… |

Ramzy Baroud (2021-01-28). Beyond Slogans: Palestinians Need an Urgent, Centralized Strategy to Counter Israel in Africa. dissidentvoice.org Arab normalization with Israel is expected to have serious consequences that go well beyond the limited and self-serving agendas of a few Arab countries. Thanks to the Arab normalizers, the doors are now flung wide open for new political actors to extend or cement ties with Israel at the expense of Palestine, without fearing any …

Devonte Sullivan (2021-01-28). St. Pete protests Desantis' draconian anti-BLM protester bill. liberationnews.org Dozens of activists gathered along Central Avenue in St. Petersburg on Saturday, rallying in the streets against the fascist policies introduced by Ron Desantis and the Florida Legislature this past September.

sputniknews (2021-01-28). Colombia Suspends Flights to Brazil for Month Over New COVID-19 Strain. sputniknews.com MEXICO CITY (Sputnik) — Colombia has suspended air traffic with Brazil for a month over the spread of a new strain of the coronavirus, Colombian President Ivan Duque announced.

Online News Editor (2021-01-28). Argentine province's anti-Covid measures at center of HR controversy. laprensalatina.com By Rodrigo Garcia Buenos Aires, Jan 27 (efe-epa).- The health strategy of the Argentine province of Formosa to obligate people showing any symptoms of Covid-19, and even those without symptoms, to enter detainment centers has sparked heated nationwide controversy with citizens' protests, accusations of human rights violations and warnings from Amnesty International. By far, Formosa, …

Online News Editor (2021-01-28). New Zealand tops global Covid-19 management rankings. laprensalatina.com Sydney, Australia, Jan 29 (efe-epa).- New Zealand has topped the rankings of almost 100 countries and territories that have best managed the Covid-19 pandemic, according to an index published Thursday in Australia. The Oceanian country was followed by Vietnam and Taiwan in second and third place. The Covid Performance Index compares the response of governments …

Ben Norton (2021-01-28). NY Times' pseudo-expert accusing China of genocide worked for publicity arm of far-right cult Falun Gong. thegrayzone.com The New York Times recycled flimsy claims by a far-right apocalyptic extremist to accuse China of "genocide," in an op-ed by a former staffer for Epoch Times, a far-right, pro-Trump outlet backed by Falun Gong. The New York Times published a factually challenged op-ed accusing China of committing "genocide" against its Uighur minority. The article sourced its spurious accusations to a right-wing operative who insists his research is part of a divine "mission" against Beijing that is "led by God." …

Susan Price (2021-01-28). Change the system to save the climate. greenleft.org.au Andrew Chuter reviews a 2014 graphic novel that communicates the science, politics and personal impacts of what is arguably humanity's greatest existential threat.

sputniknews (2021-01-28). US Indicts 3 People Affiliated With Oath Keepers Over Capitol Riot. sputniknews.com WASHINGTON, January 28 (Sputnik) – Three individuals affiliated with the Oath Keepers have been indicted in federal court for allegedly participating in the January 6 siege at the US Capitol building, the Justice Department said.

Jonathan Cook (2021-01-28). Former Israeli army spy recruited by Labour should feel right at home. dissidentvoice.org The revelation this week that the British Labour Party recently appointed a former Israeli military spy to work in its headquarters, reporting to the office of leader Keir Starmer, is truly extraordinary in many different regards. It is hard to believe the Labour leadership did not know who Assaf Kaplan was or appreciate the likely …

Online News Editor (2021-01-28). Baràßa, Sevilla advance to Copa del Rey quarterfinals. laprensalatina.com Sports Desk, Jan 27 (efe-epa).- Barcelona had to come from behind Wednesday to beat second-division Rayo Vallecano 1-2 and claim a berth in the quarterfinals of the Copa del Rey, while Sevilla coasted to a 3-0 win over Valencia. Lionel Messi, back on the pitch for the Blaugrana after serving a two-game suspension, tested Rayo …

Online News Editor (2021-01-28). Biden commits to US defense of Japan in maritime dispute. laprensalatina.com Tokyo, Jan 28 (efe-epa).- In a phone call with Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga on Thursday, United States President Joe Biden reaffirmed Washington's "unwavering commitment" to defending the Asian country under their joint security treaty. This includes a group of small islands in the East China Sea, which are administered by Tokyo and claimed by …

Online News Editor (2021-01-28). Jaguar cubs rescued in Nicaragua after being offered for sale online. laprensalatina.com Managua, Jan 27 (efe-epa).- Two jaguar cubs were rescued from a house in the North Caribbean Coast of Nicaragua after being offered for illegal sale on social media when their mother was killed by residents, the Nicaragua Zoo reported on Wednesday. The male and female jaguars, just three-and-a-half months old, were underweight when they were …

Online News Editor (2021-01-28). EU: Lack of clarity on AstraZeneca vaccine but constructive talks with firm. laprensalatina.com (Update: changes headline; re-ledes with results of meeting between Kyriakides, AstraZeneca CEO; adds details) Brussels, Jan 27 (efe-epa).- The European Commission on Wednesday lamented the "lack of clarity" from AstraZeneca after "constructive" talks between the company's CEO and the European Union's commissioner for Health and Food Safety on when the EU can expect delivery of …

Pip Hinman (2021-01-28). Campaign takes aim at Vales Point pollution. greenleft.org.au Margaret Gleeson reports on a resident-organised protest aimed at getting a dirty coal-fired power station at Mannering Park on the NSW Central Coast to clean up its act.

Pip Hinman (2021-01-28). Lendlease housing development a threat to koalas. greenleft.org.au A funeral procession for koalas was organised by Extinction Rebellion and other supporters of the endangered native.

Eleanor Goldfield (2021-01-27). Don't Be Fooled: The Official Unemployment Numbers Are a Lie. mintpressnews.com The "'Underemployed' would be the most accurate, but there's not really a good definition," A.K. says, responding to my question of how he would identify his employment status. "As a freelancer, we're put aside to kind of fend for ourselves, even before all this." He's a freelance c…

Chicago Teachers Union (2021-01-27). CTU rank-and-file votes to save lives, continue to teach safely and remotely. zcomm.org Educators call on Mayor Lightfoot and CPS to adopt CDC health metric, agree to rigorous testing and allow educators to return as they're vaccinated, among other concerns…

WSWS (2021-01-27). The Chicago teachers' rebellion and the fight to contain the pandemic. wsws.org Acutely aware of the militancy among educators, the corporate media and political establishment are engaged in a frenzied propaganda campaign to vilify teachers and distort science.

news.un (2021-01-27). Central African Republic: Rights expert welcomes transfer of war crimes suspect to ICC. news.un.org The handover of a former Central African Republic (CAR) militia leader and war crimes suspect to the International Criminal Court (ICC) has sent a strong warning to rebel groups, political actors and others who thrive on impunity, a UN independent human rights expert said on Wednesday.

Kenneth Surin (2021-01-27). The UK's Pandemic Gets Worse. counterpunch.org The number of people in the UK who have died after testing positive for Covid-19 has risen to 97,936 (as of January 24), and will pass 100,000 in a few days. There has been an increase of 610 in the death toll over 24 hours. The real figures for the daily death toll are certainly higher, as indicated by Office for National Statistics records.

John Kendall Hawkins (2021-01-27). In Defense of DJ Trump. counterpunch.org "Oh, I awoke in anger so alone and terrified I put my fingers against the glass And bowed my head and cried." — Bob Dylan, "I Dreamed I Saw St. Augustine," John Wesley Harding (1968) 1) Let's not forget — and this is true — that Trump lost ONLY BECAUSE Covid-19 put an emphasis on mail-in

imperial.ac.uk (2021-01-27). Imperial expert addresses COVID-19 vaccine hesitancy in the UK. imperial.ac.uk An Imperial expert has addressed public concerns over the safety of COVID-19 vaccines in a wide-ranging interview.

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 . . . |

Staff (2021-01-27). "A Step Forward": Black Lives Matter Protests Forced Biden to Push Racial Equity, But More Is Needed. democracynow.org President Joe Biden was elected with massive support from people of color, and in his second week in office he issued four executive orders to advance what the White House calls his "racial equity" agenda. The orders aim to strengthen anti-discrimination policies in housing, end Justice Department contracts with private prison companies, reaffirm sovereignty of Native American tribes and combat xenophobia against Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders. Biden's racial justice push comes as COVID-19 has devastated communities of color in the U.S., who are experiencing higher rates of infection, death and unemploymen…

Staff (2021-01-27). MIA: Where Have All the Vaccines Gone? CDC Says Only Half of Shots Feds Sent to States Were Used. democracynow.org January has become the deadliest month of the pandemic in the United States, with at least 80,000 deaths from COVID-19 so far, and public health experts worry new, more contagious variants of the coronavirus could make things worse. President Joe Biden has announced plans to acquire another 200 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines, aiming to vaccinate most people in the U.S. by summer, but vaccine distribution continues to be a problem. The Daily Beast reports that of the 41 million vaccine doses handed out to states, fewer than 22 million have been administered. Meanwhile, many states report running out of vaccine…

Staff (2021-01-27). Movement for Black Lives Activists Respond to Biden's Orders on Racial Equity. truthout.org President Joe Biden was elected with massive support from people of color, and in his second week in office he issued four executive orders to advance what the White House calls his "racial equity" agenda. The orders aim to strengthen anti-discrimination policies in housing, end Justice Department contracts with private prison companies, reaffirm sovereignty of Native American tribes and combat xenophobia against Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders. Biden's racial justice push comes as COVID-1…

RT (2021-01-27). Norway to SHUT BORDERS to all except essential travelers to halt spread of Covid-19 variants, PM says. rt.com All foreign arrivals apart from travelers on essential journeys will be banned from entering Norway as of midnight on Friday, in an effort to contain the spread of Covid-19 variants, Prime Minister Erna Solberg said on Wednesday. | "In practice, the border will be closed to anyone not living in Norway," Solberg told a news conference. She also promised that border controls, virus testing and quarantining would be more strictly enforced. | The few exceptions to the travel shutdown include Swedish and Finnish workers in the Norwegian health service, as well as those in key sectors such as haulage. | However most…

teleSUR (2021-01-27). Ecuador Closes Illegal Clinic Selling Fake COVID-19 Vaccines. telesurenglish.net Ecuador's Police on Tuesday shut down a clandestine clinic that administered nearly 70,000 doses of fake COVID-19 vaccines in Quito. | RELATED: | The clinic, which provided its patients with an unknown substance making them believe it cured the disease, was closed down after complaints from neighbors. | According to the capital's Security Secretary Cesar Diaz, the establishment was formally registered as a spa and slimming massage cen…

news.un (2021-01-27). Gamba 'deeply concerned' over COVID impact on children caught in conflict. news.un.org Child rights must be considered in measures designed to contain coronavirus spread, the UN's advocate for boys and girls caught in armed conflict said on Wednesday in an appeal to Member States.

WSWS (2021-01-27). Global and domestic tensions fuel moves to oust Australian Labor Party leader. wsws.org Plans to dump Albanese are intensifying as the worldwide COVID-19 catastrophe worsens, fuelling working class unrest internationally, and the incoming Biden administration steps up the US confrontation with China.

Alan Macleod (2021-01-27). Corporate Media Bash Teachers Unions for Resisting School Reopenings Amid Rising Death Toll. mintpressnews.com Rather than attack the government for its poor handling of the COVID crisis, corporate media have opted for a return to a favorite pastime of theirs: union bashing.

Peoples Dispatch (2021-01-27). Belgian Workers Party slams Pfizer's profit motive in COVID-19 vaccine sale. peoplesdispatch.org Pfizer Inc. is accused of aiming for more profits by not ensuring the delivery of the promised quantity of COVID-19 vaccines after it was found that medics could draw six doses of vaccine per bottle instead of the expected five doses…

Peoples Dispatch (2021-01-27). World's richest have recovered from COVID crisis, poorest will take a decade more. peoplesdispatch.org Oxfam's latest report says it took just nine months for the top 1,000 billionaires' fortunes to return to their prepandemic highs, but for the world's poorest people recovery could take 14 times longer…

WSWS (2021-01-27). New COVID-19 variant B.1.1.7 identified at the University of Michigan. wsws.org Five of six cases of the new COVID-19 variant B.1.1.7, identified in Washtenaw County, Michigan, have been associated with the University of Michigan Ann Arbor (UMich) campus.

Reshma Ramachandran, Zoey Thill (2021-01-27). We Already Paid for These Vaccines Once. thenation.com We Already Paid for These Vaccines Once…

WSWS (2021-01-27). After government intervention to keep it open, hundreds of infections went unreported at Illinois meatpacking plant. wsws.org At least 137 COVID-19 cases at the Rochelle Foods meatpacking plant went unreported after state and federal government officials intervened to countermand a local lockdown order, according to an investigative report published last week in USA Today .

Alan Macleod (2021-01-27). Amnesty International: Navalny a Prisoner of Conscience. But not Manning, Assange or Mandela. mintpressnews.com Amnesty International has a long and sordid history with its prisoner of conscience designation, denying it to enemies of the US government and granting it to some less than savory characters.

Juan Cole (2021-01-27). Biden to have Feds buy 650K Electric Vehicles, Promising rapid Fall in EV Prices. juancole.com Ann Arbor (Informed Comment) — President Joe Biden plans to create a million auto-worker jobs by replacing the enormous fleet of some 650,000 vehicles owned by the federal government with electric cars. He specified EVs that emit no carbon dioxide, which suggests he wants the government to buy pure EVs like General Motors' Chevy Bolt …

alexander (2021-01-27). Different Models, Single Payer: Health Care for All. dsausa.org We often look to Canada as an example of how Single Payer Medicare for All (SP) could function in the United States. Like Medicare for people over 65 and people with disabilities, Canadian Medicare is federally funded. Unlike U.S. Medicare, each Canadian province or territory manages its own program. | But there is another model we look at less frequently: SP in Taiwan. There, the Ministry of Health and Welfare determines the global budget and negotiates fees for medical services and supplies and keeps administrative costs low for the National Health Insurance (NHI). Stakeholders are involved in the budget pro…

mgrochowski (2021-01-27). DSA Q&A feat. Medicare for All. dsausa.org Interested in DSA but haven't joined yet? Looking to get involved in the fights to stop evictions, win Medicare for All, or defund the police, but unsure how to get started? Frustrated with the limited possibilities of national, top-down politics and looking for an alternative? Join DSA leaders from across the country to talk about…

Dan Cohen (2021-01-27). How a US-Backed Coup in Serbia Inspired the DC Insurrection. mintpressnews.com A MintPress News investigation reveals that the January 6 insurrection at the US Capitol drew inspiration from the 2000 overthrow of Serbian president Slobodan Milošević and a conspiratorially-minded Serbian scientist who issued calls for violence.

John C. A. Manley (2021-01-27). Pandemic False Alarm: 14 news headlines show hospitals regularly overrun during cold and flu season. globalresearch.ca

Mark Gruenberg (2021-01-27). PPE shortages and right wing threats hamper anti-pandemic fight. peoplesworld.org WASHINGTON —A continued shortage of personal protective equipment (PPE), slow distribution of anti-virus vaccines, and right-wing hate are combining to hamper the national fight to curb the coronavirus pandemic, a group of union nurses says. And while the RNs, members of National Nurses United, brought those problems to the California congressional delegation, they easily apply …

Yanis Iqbal (2021-01-27). Bolivarian Healthcare: An Alternative to Neoliberal Healthcare. zcomm.org Without the end of capitalism, no movement toward a just healthcare system can take place since the profit-maximizing impulse will always impede any such attempt…

Dave Lindorff (2021-01-27). Fixing the Language of Journalism to Reflect Reality. counterpunch.org We need to eliminate a bunch of euphemisms from our political vocabulary, if we're going to have serious debates about the future of the country. A new president, an ousted fascist predecessor, and an obstructionist opposition party that wants nothing to change despite losing a national election is a great time to take on this

Tina Gerhardt (2021-01-27). Stopping the Keystone XL Pipeline Is Just the First Step Toward Environmental Justice. progressive.org Indigenous groups and environmental activists are also calling on President Biden to stop the Dakota Access Pipeline and Enbridge Line 3.

Editor (2021-01-27). Reflecting the Authoritarian Climate, Washington Will Remain Militarized. scheerpost.com YouTube] By Glenn Greenwald / Substack Washington, DC has been continuously militarized beginning the week leading up to Joe Biden's inauguration, when 20,000 National Guard troops were deployed onto the streets of the nation's capital. The original justification was that this show of massive force was necessary to secure the inauguration in light of the January 6 riot at the Capitol. |

news.un (2021-01-27). Tens of thousands in north-west Syria lose shelter after floods inundate camps. news.un.org Heavy rains and floods in north-west Syria has worsened the plight of tens of thousands of internally displaced persons, destroying their tents, food and belongings in the midst of winter, the UN Office for Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) said on Tuesday.

news.un (2021-01-27). Tens of thousands in northwest Syria lose shelter after floods inundate camps. news.un.org Heavy rains and floods in north-west Syria has worsened the plight of tens of thousands of internally displaced persons, destroying their tents, food and belongings in the midst of winter, the UN Office for Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) said on Tuesday.

_____ (2021-01-27). UK Turns To 'Counterterror' Law To Repress Palestine Action. popularresistance.org Solidarity campaigners shut down an Israeli drone parts factory in the UK for several hours last week. | Three activists from Palestine Action were arrested outside the Elbit Systems factory in Shenstone in the Midlands on 18 January. This is the third time the factory has been hit in five months. | Red paint symbolizing the deaths of Palestinians was also sprayed across the factory front yard. In a Palestine Action video, an unnamed activist said she was "here today because Britain has been complicit in the colonization of Palestine since over 100 years ago with the Balfour Declaration." | Elbit is Israel's larg…

Dove of Peace (2021-01-27). End of Anti-Russian Electioneering; Palestinian Funding Restored. indybay.org One week after the Inauguration, Pres. Biden called Pres. Putin to extend the START nuclear arms control treaty, due to expire 2/5/21. Pres. Biden's administration also announced restoration of relations with Palestine and aid to Palestinians.

Vijay Prashad (2021-01-27). Why We Can't Give Up on the Idea of a World Free From Nuclear Weapons. zcomm.org Public opinion, even in many NATO states, favors a total ban on nuclear weapons…

Melvin Goodman (2021-01-27). China: Enemy Du Jour? But Why? counterpunch.org Since the dissolution of the Soviet Union in 1991, the United States has not faced an existential threat—nothing to justify the trillions of dollars given to the Pentagon to maintain military predominance over the entire global community. The United States requires a foil for its foreign policy declarations and for maintaining the allegiance of the U.S. citizenry. Has China become that foil?

Tom Rodgers (2021-01-27). Witnessing "Camp Auschwitz" in the US Capitol Implores us to Remember "the Forgotten Holocaust" of the Roma. counterpunch.org On January 27, 1945, a detachment of the Red Army's 322nd Rifle Division entered what appeared to be a hastily abandoned labor camp. "Arbeit Macht Frei" was cast into the gates, "work sets you free." The Soviet troops were about to confront the horrors of Auschwitz-Birkenau, where the Nazis had made genocide a national industry.

John Clamp (2021-01-27). Famine Approaching: Tigray, Ethiopia. counterpunch.org First, the locusts came. It was hard to discern the impact. That's because Donald Trump was doing something stupid at the time, closely watched by the world's media. Then, on November 4, 2020, came the soldiers, the looting, the press gangs, and the rapine. If you don't know where I'm talking about, it's because only

MEE staff (2021-01-27). 'Prying eyes': Fears over opening of Google Cloud region in Saudi Arabia. middleeasteye.net 'Prying eyes': Fears over opening of Google Cloud region in Saudi Arabia | Critics warn against placing millions of users' information under jurisdiction of government known for surveillance | Wed, 01/27/2021 – 13: 56 | Snapchat's parent company, Snap Inc, has been named as one of the anchor tenants for the new Saudi-based cloud services (Reuters) | Media monitoring groups have requested the immediate halting…

RT (2021-01-27). Google ditching Apple tool to track iPhone users & dodge pop-up warning on data collection. rt.com New Apple rules that introduce an obligatory pop-up warning to users that their browsing data is being stored for advertising purposes has prompted Google to stop using the company's tracking tool in its iOS products. | Apple's new rules will see users asked to opt in if they want to allow advertisers to use their information through what's known as an 'identifier for advertisers' (IDFA). The IDFA is a unique code on each iPhone that essentially allows for the users to be tracked across multiple aps in order to determine which adverts should be shown to them. | Under the new rules, which Apple said will come i…

Suzanne Faris (2021-01-27). The (Extra)ordinary Work of Women. thenation.com Embroidery reads: "Speaking up again and again and again," "Fighting harder for what you have earned," "Resilience, perseverance, and exhaustion," etc…

Anand Naidoo (2021-01-27). The Heat: Trump second impeachment trial. america.cgtn.com Donald Trump makes U.S. history as the first leader to be impeached twice. The case against the former President is now in the hands of the United States Senate.

MEE staff (2021-01-27). UAE activist Ahmed Mansoor being held in shocking conditions: HRW. middleeasteye.net UAE activist Ahmed Mansoor being held in shocking conditions: HRW | Report says poet held in solitary confinement since 2017 and that his trial in 2018 and subsequent appeals were a sham | Wed, 01/27/2021 – 09: 13 | Mansoor, a 51-year-old Emirati engineer, poet, and father of four was arrested in March 2017 in relation to his human rights advocacy in the UAE (YouTube) | Human Rights Watch (HRW) has published a…

RT (2021-01-27). Doomsday Clock poised at 100 seconds to midnight, scientists cite nuclear arms race & 'online lying' as threats. rt.com The Bulletin of Atomic Scientists' "Doomsday Clock" — a construct representing the threats to humanity from the nuclear to the natural — remains in the red at 100 seconds to midnight for 2021, its proprietors have warned. | The scientists released their While the clock's hands haven…

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.

Kenny Stancil (2021-01-27). Kerry touts climate diplomacy, EU says end dirty energy subsidies. peoplesworld.org While President Joe Biden's top climate envoy John Kerry told world leaders at a virtual climate summit that the U.S. will fulfill its commitment to provide financial support to developing countries as they grapple with the deadly consequences of a warming planet, campaigners are urging the U.S. to follow the lead of European Union officials who on …

Staff (2021-01-27). For Peace With North Korea, Biden Must End the US-South Korea Military Exercises. truthout.org One of the thorniest foreign policy challenges the Biden administration will need to face is a nuclear-armed North Korea. Talks between the U.S. and North Korea have been stalled since 2019, and North Korea has continued to develop its weapons arsenal, recently As a retired U.S. Army Colonel and U.S. diplomat with 40 years…

Marilyn Bechtel (2021-01-27). Treaty to ban all nuclear weapons is now international law. peoplesworld.org A major milestone on the long road to ridding the world entirely of nuclear weapons was reached on Jan. 22, as the United Nations Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons officially became part of international law. That road began Jan. 24, 1946, when the newly formed United Nations adopted its very first resolution, just …

Peoples Dispatch (2021-01-27). Honduran women mobilize against attacks on their rights and an increase in violence. peoplesdispatch.org Abortion is illegal in Honduras in all circumstances. According to the UN, between 51,000 and 82,000 abortions are performed in unsafe and clandestine conditions in the country each year…

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 . . . |

Sheren Khalel (2021-01-27). NYC mayoral candidate Andrew Yang doubles down on anti-BDS remarks. middleeasteye.net NYC mayoral candidate Andrew Yang doubles down on anti-BDS remarks | After accusing BDS of 'unfair economic punishment', Yang asserts his opposition is based on the movement's 'refusal to condemn violence' | Wed, 01/27/2021 – 19: 18 | Andrew Yang, a NYC mayoral candidate, has drawn criticism for his stance against the Palestinian-led Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement (AFP/File photo)…

Staff (2021-01-27). Most of US Wants Sex Ed in Schools. Why Isn't It Federally Mandated and Funded? truthout.org When

RT (2021-01-27). Airline pilots capture video of 'extremely bright UFO' during flight in Pakistan (VIDEOS). rt.com Two Pakistan International Airlines pilots have captured intriguing video footage of an "extremely bright UFO" during a domestic flight. The video has gone viral in Pakistan. | It emerged Wednesday that the pilots saw the strange object during a flight from Karachi to Lahore at around 4pm on January 23. The plane was travelling at an altitude of 35,000 feet when the sighting occurred. | "The UFO was extremely bright despite the presence of sunlight," the pilot One of the flight team beg…

Shige Sakurai (2021-01-27). I'm Nonbinary. My Passport Should Show That. aclu.org My driver's license is just like yours. It has my photo, date of birth, and other standard descriptors. Under gender, however, you'll find not M or F, but X., , In 2017, I became the first person in the country to obtain an official nonbinary, gender-neutral X-marker on my driver's license. I live in Washington D.C., which was among the first jurisdictions in the U.S. to officially offer an X marker to recognize nonbinary people as well as those who simply want a gender-neutral form of ID. At the same time, D.C. also removed requirements for a medical or third-party certification of gender to correct a gender…

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 …

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 . . . |

MEE correspondent (2021-01-27). Snipers, landmines, death: Life on Yemen's frontline. middleeasteye.net Snipers, landmines, death: Life on Yemen's frontline | Yemenis in Taiz tell MEE of the daily danger they face as conflict rages around their homes | Wed, 01/27/2021 – 14: 03 | "I lost happiness and a peaceful life," says Saleh al-Hajj, pictured with his son Rayan (MEE/Khalid al-Banna) | Almost every building is damaged. Dogs bark at anyone walking down the empty streets, and in the dist…

People's Voice (2021-01-27). Philippines' Duterte plans to take anti-communist campaign global. peoplesworld.org TORONTO—Progressive Filipino organizations in North America and Europe are warning that the government of Rodrigo Duterte is preparing to export its deadly campaign against left-wing activists to those regions. Duterte's "National Task Force to End Local Communist Armed Conflict" (NTF-ELCAC) was formed in December 2018 to implement what he calls a "whole nation approach" for …

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…

Ali Harb (2021-01-27). Incoming US envoy Thomas-Greenfield vows to 'stand with Israel' at UN. middleeasteye.net Incoming US envoy Thomas-Greenfield vows to 'stand with Israel' at UN | Linda Thomas-Greenfield said at confirmation hearing she would pressure normalising Arab countries to support Israel at UN | Wed, 01/27/2021 – 20: 14 | The nominee denounced BDS, saying the Palestinian-led movement 'verges on antisemitism' (AFP) | Incoming US envoy to the UN Linda Thomas-Greenfield has pledged to shield Israel from what she c…

Jerry Goldberg (2021-01-27). Biden's 'Buy American' plan deceives workers, lets companies off the hook for layoffs. liberationnews.org A remarkable event occurred on Jan. 4. Chrysler, for many years one of the "Big Three" U.S. automakers along with General Motors and Ford, ceased to exist as a corporation. Chrysler, which had already become Fiat-Chrysler after its partnership with Fiat of Italy several years ago, was taken over by PSA, the French maker of …

Don Fitz (2021-01-27). Is This Revolution Truly Rinky-Dink? dissidentvoice.org During the late 60s, when the US war on Viet Nam was going strong and people were questioning capitalism, I drove from Eugene to Berkeley where my sister was living. I ran into folks who invited me to a discussion about starting a commune. There, everyone talked about dropping out of consumer society and buying …

Grant Miner and Owen Park (2021-01-27). Columbia U student strike hits high tuition, destruction of Harlem housing. liberationnews.org Owen Park is a student at Columbia University and participant in the strike; Grant Miner is a PhD student at Columbia and a member of the Graduate Workers Union, which supports the strike. On Jan. 22, the deadline for Spring semester payments, Columbia University students officially began a campus-wide tuition strike. They are calling it …

RT (2021-01-27). Moscow issues hefty fines to US state-run media RFERL for failure to declare 'foreign agent' status on material aimed at Russians. rt.com Russia's national media watchdog has slapped a media outlet funded and controlled by the US Government with a large fine, after it was found to have failed to declare its links with Washington to audiences, as required by law. | Roskomnadzor, the country's press regulator,

Areeb Ullah (2021-01-27). Saudi Arabia begins repatriation of detained workers to Ethiopia. middleeasteye.net Saudi Arabia begins repatriation of detained workers to Ethiopia | Ethiopian migrants said they were chained and forced to relieve themselves on the floor of their cells | Wed, 01/27/2021 – 11: 39 | Ethiopian officials hope to repatriate at least 1,000 workers every week and aim to increase that number (Screengrab) | Saudi Arabia has begun repatriating thousands of Ethiopians who have been held in detent…

Staff (2021-01-27). Biden's Private Prison Executive Order Doesn't Undo Mass Incarceration. truthout.org On January 26, 2021, President Joe Biden signed a series of executive orders in the name of advancing racial equity.

Staff (2021-01-27). From Survival to Solidarity: Emerging From the Wreckage of the Trump Era. truthout.org As we navigate the wreckage of the Trump administration, how can we respond to crisis from a place of power? In the season finale of "Movement Memos," Kelly Hayes and Ejeris Dixon talk about the dangers we still face, the relationships we need, and how we can help each other do more than simply survive these times. | TRANSCRIPT: | Note: This a rush transcript and has been lightly edited for clarity. Copy may not be in its final form. | Kelly Hayes: Welcome to "Movement Memos," a Truthout po…

Scott Newman (2021-01-27). Reaganism is the Model for Trumpism — Matt Tyrnauer director of 'The Reagans'. theanalysis.news The documentary series "The Reagans" shows that President Ronald Reagan's roots are corruption, racism, and corporatism. Trumpism is not an anomaly but walks in the footsteps of a right-wing construct aimed at achieving tax cuts for the rich and undoing the New Deal. Director Matt Tyrnauer joins theAnalysis.news with Paul Jay.

Howard Lisnoff (2021-01-27). At the End of the Barrel of a Gun: From Voluntown, Connecticut to D.C. counterpunch.org Understanding the attack against antiwar activists and protesters at "The Farm" in Voluntown, Connecticut in late August 1968, without the larger context of the antinuclear and antiwar movement, would be like viewing the insurrection in Washington, DC on January 6, 2021, as an aberration. The attack against members of the group the Committee for Non-Violent

Manuela Solé (2021-01-27). Diplomatic Tensions Rise After Venezuela Detains Guyanese Vessels. venezuelanalysis.com Caracas and Georgetown have an ongoing territorial dispute over the Essequibo region.

Benjamin Fearnow (2021-01-27). Sanders, Warren Warn Senate Majority Will Be Used in 'Very Aggressive Way' if GOP Blocks Stimulus. zcomm.org Both Sanders and Warren said the timely passage of another massive stimulus bill is more important than waiting on GOP lawmakers mired in gridlock…

Jorg Goldberg, Andre Leisewitz &Jurgen Reusch (2021-01-27). 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.

Paul Jay (2021-01-27). If There's No Fear of Inflation, Why is GOP Against More Stimulus? — Rana Foroohar and Mark Blyth. theanalysis.news If there were a real fear of inflation, there wouldn't be such an appetite for long term government debt at what amounts to a negative interest rate. Rana Foroohar and Mark Blyth on theAnalysis.news with Paul Jay.

Jonathan Cook (2021-01-27). The 'Humanitarian' Left Still Ignores the Lessons of Iraq, Libya and Syria to Cheer on More War. counterpunch.org The instinct among parts of the left to cheerlead the right's war crimes, so long as they are dressed up as liberal "humanitarianism", is alive and kicking, as Owen Jones revealed in a column last week on the plight of the Uighurs at China's hands. The "humanitarian war" instinct persists even after two decades of

yenisafak (2021-01-27). Israel worried by US plans to lift ICC sanctions. yenisafak.com Israel has voiced concern over US plans to lift sanctions imposed on the International Criminal Court (ICC) by the former administration of Donald Trump, according to local media on Wednesday. | The Jerusalem Post newspaper said Washington, by this move, would allow ICC's Chief Prosecutor Fatou Bensouda to open a full investigation into suspicions of Israeli war crimes against Palestinians. | The daily warned that the ICC investigation could "come with arrest warrants for prominent Israeli military and diplomatic officials, past and present". | "We would hope that we can find common ground with the incoming admin…

sputniknews (2021-01-27). Vaccine War! EU Demands AstraZeneca Hand Over 75m UK-Made COVID-19 Jabs. sputniknews.com The UK's coronavirus vaccination programme is five times more advanced than the EU's, with 10 per cent of the British population inoculated versus just two per cent across the 27-member bloc. the European Commission's response has been to restrict exports of jabs to non-EU countries.

sputniknews (2021-01-27). China Using 'Accurate' Anal Swabs to Test for COVID-19, Report Says. sputniknews.com Although many have deemed a nasal COVID-19 test as uncomfortable, there is perhaps another option that is arguably even more so, but, notably, in equal measure conclusive.

Mehr News Agency (2021-01-27). VIDEO: Clashes in occupied territories over COVID restriction. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jan. 27 (MNA) — Ultra-Orthodox Jewish demonstrators clashed with Israeli regime police as authorities faced new difficulties in enforcing coronavirus restrictions among the occupied land's religious communities.

Mehr News Agency (2021-01-27). Total lockdown imposed in central Peru as COVID-19 surges. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jan. 27 (MNA) — Peru introduced strict new measures to curb the spread of the coronavirus in the wake of the death of a vaccine volunteer who was given a placebo rather than the actual vaccine.

Mehr News Agency (2021-01-27). Iran COVID-19 update: 91 deaths, 6,608 cases in 24 hours. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jan. 27 (MNA) — The Iranian Health Ministry has confirmed 6,608 COVID-19 infections and 91 deaths due to the disease in the past 24 hours.

RT (2021-01-27). Professor who used Nazi salute in 'free speech' protest retires after being canceled by university. rt.com An archaeology professor who used a Nazi salute to make a point about free speech has retired after facing a vicious backlash including having his course canceled by the University of Pennsylvania. | The controversy erupted earlier this month when Robert Schuyler used the gesture during the annual meeting of the Society for Historical Archaeology (SHA). | It happened after the event moderator gave Schuyler permission to interrupt another speaker only for the other speaker, Liz Quinlan, to deem his question, which was about how the Covid-19 pandemic had impacted membership renewals for 2021, off topic. | "I'm s…

RT (2021-01-27). Biden vows to procure vaccines for 300 million Americans by summer, but says masks 'best defense' against Covid-19 for now. rt.com US President Joe Biden said his administration will soon buy another 200 million doses of the coronavirus vaccine, set for delivery this summer, but added that masks, not inoculations, are the "best defense" in the coming months. | The president said on Tuesday that he directed his Covid-19 response coordinator, Jeff Zients, to begin working with Pfizer and Moderna for the purchases, hoping to boost the country's total vaccine supply from 400 million to 600 million shots by summertime. | "We believe we'll soon be able to confirm the purchase of an additional 100 million doses for each of the two FDA authorized…

RT (2021-01-27). 'Military grenades' injure 9 soldiers during clashes with anti-lockdown protesters in Lebanon's Tripoli. rt.com At least nine Lebanese soldiers have been injured in Tripoli, one critically, by a grenade attack, in a third consecutive night of clashes during protests against ongoing Covid restrictions and the country's economic crisis. | Lebanon's Internal Security Forces said in a statement that "the grenades that were fired at the officers were military grenades" and were not Molotov cocktails. The incident occurred as protesters attempted to force their way into the building housing the Governorate of North Lebanon. | "We warn that we will deal with the attackers with severity and decisiveness, using all available mea…

RT (2021-01-27). UEFA boss Ceferin 'optimistic' that European Championships will still be held in 12 cities despite Covid-19 concerns. rt.com UEFA president Aleksander Ceferin has doubled down on the original plans for last summer's postponed European Championships, saying that the tournament is vital in padding the coffers of football's various governing bodies. | European football's premier international tournament was slated to take place last summer in 12 European countries, the first time that the tournament was to be held in a continent-wide capacity. However, the onset of the global Covid-19 pandemic laid waste to most major sport across the globe and prompted UEFA to reschedule to this coming summer. | The plight of the virus is still being…

RT (2021-01-27). Not the Bee! If 2 masks are good, 3 masks are better, CNBC claims — echoing notorious satire site. rt.com CNBC's embrace of multiple masking to stop the spread of Covid-19 has reached Babylon Bee levels — literally — as the infamous satire outlet published a story on triple-masking on the same day that CNBC encouraged the behavior. | Capitalizing on audience confusion over whether masks are supposed to protect others or the wearer, CNBC's Contessa Brewer explained (in an increasingly muffled voice as she demonstrated proper mask application on camera) on Monday that while the first mask protects others, the second one protects the wearer. | This is especially important as new and seemingly more contagi…

RT (2021-01-27). Bill Gates shocked by Covid conspiracy theories about him and Fauci, suggests social media firms may help censor such 'evil' talk. rt.com Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates is looking to possibly enlist the help of Big Tech to help censor offending online voices after he and US Covid-19 czar Anthony Fauci were victimized by "evil" conspiracy theories. | "Nobody would have predicted that I and Dr. Fauci would be so prominent in really kind of evil theories about — did we create the pandemic, are we trying to profit from it? — and on and on," Gates Gates, whose foundation has committed upward of $1.75 billion to help fight th…

The Canary (2021-01-27). UK's handling of pandemic labelled 'system failure' by public health expert. thecanary.co There was a "system failure" in the UK's handling of the coronavirus pandemic, a public health expert has said.Professor Linda Bauld said the UK was underprepared for a virus like Covid-19, and Europe failed to learn from how south-east Asian countries responded to the pandemic.She said some of the decisions made in the UK "directly contributed" to the second wave, as she described the failure to ramp up contact tracing in March as a "fundamental mistake".Prof Bauld, professor of public health at the University of Edinburgh, was speaking after the number of UK coronavirus deaths passed 100,000. | She told BBC Rad…

Online News Editor (2021-01-27). Peruvians desperately seek oxygen refills as 2nd wave of coronavirus hits. laprensalatina.com By Carla Samon Ros Lima, Jan 27 (efe-epa).- Desperate family members are once again seeking oxygen tank refills for loved ones battling Covid-19 in Peru, where people have been forced to sleep out in the elements in hopes of acquiring that scarce commodity. In recent days, hundreds of empty green tanks have been lined up …

Online News Editor (2021-01-27). Covid-19 vaccine to be available in Eastern Mediterranean in February. laprensalatina.com Cairo, Jan 27 (efe-epa).- The Eastern Mediterranean region will receive Covid-19 vaccines in February, with plans to reach 25 million doses in March, through the Covax facility, the World Health Organization (WHO) said Wednesday. "We know that by February we will start to have some doses and we will reach about 25 million doses in …

Online News Editor (2021-01-27). Mexico's Covid death toll 56 pct. more than reported for Jan.-Aug. 2020. laprensalatina.com Mexico City, Jan 27 (efe-epa).- Mexico suffered 108,658 confirmed Covid-19 deaths in the first eight months of 2020, a figure 55.56 percent greater than the 69,849 deaths reported by health authorities, according to a report released on Wednesday by the National Institute of Statistics and Geography (INEGI) based on official lists of deaths and death …

Online News Editor (2021-01-27). Nepal rolls out Covid-19 vaccination campaign. laprensalatina.com Kathmandu, Jan 27 (efe-epa).- Nepal on Wednesday launched its national vaccination campaign against the new coronavirus, a completely free process which is expected to cover 72 percent of the country's around 30 million residents within the next three months. Nepalese Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli inaugurated the campaign through videoconferencing from his residence, announcing that …

Online News Editor (2021-01-27). Australia relaxes restrictions after 10 days without local Covid-19 cases. laprensalatina.com Sydney, Australia, Jan 27 (efe-epa).- Australian authorities announced on Wednesday the relaxation of social restrictions imposed in the state of New South Wales due to a Covid-19 outbreak in Sydney, after recording 10 days without local infections of the virus throughout the country. "Advice just received of a 10th consecutive day of zero cases of …

Online News Editor (2021-01-27). Portugal health system struggling as daily Covid deaths hit 293. laprensalatina.com Lisbon, Jan 27 (efe-epa).- Portugal is reaching its maximum hospital capacity as health authorities on Wednesday recorded a new record number of 293 deaths in a single day and dozens had to be transferred from hospitals as oxygen systems failed to match demand. The current wave of Covid-19 in the Atlantic nation, which weathered the …

Natalie Shure (2021-01-27). Bernie Sanders Is Right, and Joe Biden Is Wrong. We Still Need Medicare for All. zcomm.org Joe Biden and the Democratic establishment refuse to push Medicare for All even as COVID-19 continues to ravage the country…

Staff (2021-01-27). Headlines for January 27, 2021. democracynow.org Biden Ramps Up Vaccine Rollout as World Tops 100 Million COVID Cases, U.S. Records Deadliest Month, U.K. Tops 100,000 Deaths as European Nations Move Toward Requiring Medical-Grade Masks, COVID Curfew Riots Rock Dutch Cities; Canadian Mogul Fined for Receiving Vaccine Meant for Indigenous Group, 45 Senate Republicans Back Dismissal of Trump Impeachment Trial, Biden Orders DOJ to End Contracts with Private Prisons, HUD to End Discrimination in Housing, Biden Issuing Orders Promoting Environmental Justice, Combating Climate Crisis, U.S. Judge Blocks Biden Deportation Moratorium While Texas Challenge Is Reviewed, U.

Staff (2021-01-27). Ro Khanna Warns Democrats Against Restricting Eligibility for COVID Checks. truthout.org Progressive Congressman Ro Khanna on Wednesday cautioned President Joe Biden and the Democratic leadership against further restricting eligibility for any future round of direct coronavirus relief payments, warning that excluding many struggling middle-class Americans from checks would be misguided and politically disastrous. | "This is not just bad economics, but terrible politics," Khanna (D-Calif.)

Sara Flounders (2021-01-27). Biden appoints warmongers. workers.org The Senate confirmation hearings for Biden's cabinet appointees — which began the week of Jan. 18 — should serve as a sharp warning of the continuation of dangerous U.S. war policies. Jan. 25, 2020, Philadelphia. The corporate media has focused on Biden's promise to overturn many of former-President Trump's policies. . . . |

Stephen Lendman (2021-01-27). Saving the New START Arms Control Agreement between the US and Russia. globalresearch.ca The last remaining arms control agreement between Russia and the US expires on February 5 unless extended at the 11th hour. | Hardline Trump regime's arms control negotiator Marshall Billingslea rejected Vladimir Putin's good faith offer to extend it for another …

Stephen Lendman (2021-01-27). No Likely Change in US Dirty Business as Usual. Pro-Navalny Protests in Russia. globalresearch.ca Straightaway after replacing Trump by election theft, the illegitimately installed Biden/Harris regime targeted Russia, China, and domestic freedoms — the latter by inventing a domestic terrorist threat that doesn't exist except when state-sponsored. | It's an ominous sign for what's likely …

Mehr News Agency (2021-01-27). Taliban leaders determined to fight US: Shamkhani. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jan. 27 (MNA) — In a tweet on Wed. after meeting with Taliban delegation in Tehran, Iran's Supreme National Security Council (SNSC) Ali Shamkhani said leaders of the group are determined to fight the United States.

Online News Editor (2021-01-27). Taliban reject US treasury report over Al Qaeda links. laprensalatina.com Kabul, Jan 27 (efe-epa).- The Taliban on Wednesday rejected a report by the United States Treasury Department claiming that Al Qaeda was gaining strength in Afghanistan with the collaboration and protection of the Taliban. "We strongly reject this report. The report has been compiled by partisan and warmongering circles based on false information," Taliban spokesperson …

yenisafak (2021-01-27). 'Turkish customs successfully fighting smuggling'. yenisafak.com Turkish customs officials made great strides in the fight against smuggling last year, the country's trade minister said on Wednesday.Customs procedures continue to be of critical importance in terms of both trade and development of the global economy, Ruhsar Pekcan said in her address at the World Customs Day Event and Award Ceremony held at the ministry."Despite the fact that economic activity and mobility decreased on a global scale due to the coronavirus pandemic, we had many record-breaking seizures in our customs," she said."In order to maintain the highest level of service quality in customs processes and…

yenisafak (2021-01-27). Turkey looks to be developer of next-gen technologies. yenisafak.com Turkey is looking to be the developer of cutting-edge technologies, not just a market, the country's industry and technology minister said on Wednesday."Our target is clear: to be one of the leading countries of the Fourth Industrial Revolution as a developer, not the market, of next-generation technologies," Mustafa Varank told a virtual conference held by the Turkish Industry and Business Association (TUSIAD).Noting that the coronavirus outbreak triggered a digital transformation in various sectors, from industry to health, Varank said: "Throughout the pandemic, we showed an exemplary performance in the digita…

yenisafak (2021-01-27). Erdogan says Islamophobia, xenophobia must stop. yenisafak.com The world should step up to say "stop" to Islamophobia and xenophobia which have multiplied in recent years through the use of digital platforms, Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Wednesday.His remarks came in a video message released on the occasion of the International Holocaust Remembrance Day."The International community should take action so that tragedies such as the Holocaust, Bosnia, Rwanda, and Cambodia do not recur," he said.Erdogan said that humanity is going through a difficult period, adding that the "racism virus" has become increasingly widespread along with the pandemic.He underlined th…

Online News Editor (2021-01-27). Boeing records $11.9 billion loss in 2020. laprensalatina.com New York, Jan 27 (efe-epa).- Aviation giant Boeing recorded a net loss of $11.9 billion in 2020 due to the impact of coronavirus pandemic as well as the 737 Max safety crisis, the company reported Wednesday. The turnover rate of Boeing fell by 24 percent year-on-year, to $58.2 billion, while the operating cash flow was …

Jesse Jackson (2021-01-27). The majority does not rule in the U.S. peoplesworld.org The majority does not rule in the United States. The foundation of any democracy — one person, one vote — is mocked by institutionalized impediments that allow the minority to win even when they lose at the ballot box. In this era, even when Democrats win, they lose. And the will of the majority of …

Ted Rall (2021-01-27). Biden's Presidency Has Already Failed. counterpunch.org Donald Trump may soon look back at his defeat as the best thing that ever happened to him. The former president has been disgraced, double-impeached and faces criminal prosecution. Fortunately for him, he slipped out of D.C. just in time to avoid the blame for an economic catastrophe no one can fix. No one inside

Andrew Korybko (2021-01-27). Russian-American Relations Under Biden: More of the Same Except for One Thing. globalresearch.ca Russian-American relations will remain just as bad under Biden as they were under Trump except for the 46th President's desire to extend the New START for another five years as part of an implied nuclear detente with Moscow after his …

Tracy Keeling (2021-01-27). An 'act of ecocide' shows how far the world is from treating the climate crisis like the emergency it is. thecanary.co The UN released the largest ever

Ramzy Baroud (2021-01-27). B'Tselem's historic declaration, "A Regime of Jewish Supremacy from the Jordan River to the Mediterranean Sea: This is Apartheid" juancole.com ( Middle East Monitor ) — "A Regime of Jewish Supremacy from the Jordan River to the Mediterranean Sea: This is Apartheid," was the title of a January 12 report by the Israeli rights group B'Tselem. No matter how one is to interpret B'Tselem's findings, the report is earth-shattering. The official Israeli response merely confirmed …

Staff (2021-01-27). Sunrise Movement's Varshini Prakash: Biden's Climate Agenda Must Go Beyond Undoing Trump's Damage. democracynow.org President Joe Biden is expected to issue executive orders to suspend new oil and gas leasing on federal property, reestablish a White House council of science advisers, and set a goal to protect 30% of federal land and water by 2030. He is also predicted to announce a number of initiatives prioritizing environmental justice by creating a White House interagency council on environmental justice and directing federal agencies to invest more in communities of color heavily impacted by pollution and the climate crisis. These actions, as well as executive orders to cancel the Keystone XL pipeline and put a moratorium…

John Wojcik (2021-01-27). 45 Senate Republicans join the fascist attack on America. peoplesworld.org WASHINGTON — Forty-five Republican senators, including Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.), voted yesterday to dismiss the Senate impeachment trial of former President Donald Trump for his incitement of the fascist coup at the U.S. Capitol. It didn't matter to the 45 Republican senators yesterday that Trump sent mobs to assassinate House Speaker Nancy Pelosi …

Yves Engler (2021-01-27). B'nai B'rith Smears Leading Palestine Solidarity Activist. dissidentvoice.org Recently Israel's largest human rights organization concluded the country was run based on a regime of Jewish supremacy. B'Tselem wasn't only referring to the occupied West Bank but an "apartheid" system in place from the Jordan River to the Mediterranean Sea. A week after B'Tselem's report was released, one of Canada's leading lobbyists for the …

RT (2021-01-27). 'He loves me too much': Pogba says Zlatan isn't racist after storm over 'voodoo' jibe to Lukaku. rt.com Paul Pogba has come out in support of Zlatan Ibrahimovic after the Swede was accused of racism for referencing "voodoo" in a bust-up with former Manchester United teammate Romelu Lukaku. | Tempers flared between Ibrahimovic and Lukaku as they lined up on opposite sides when AC Milan met city rivals Inter in the Coppa Italia quarterfinal at the San Siro on Tuesday night. | The two forwards exchanged words at the end of the first half before coming together to butt heads. | After Lukaku reportedly threatened Ibrahimovic that he would "see him inside," the Swede was heard taunting Lukaku with the phrase "call you…

RT (2021-01-27). YouTube prolongs Trump suspension citing 'ongoing potential for violence' as Big Tech doubles down on deplatforming policies. rt.com Former US president Donald Trump will remain barred from using YouTube for the foreseeable future, the video-hosting service has announced, adding that it placed new restrictions on Trump lawyer Rudy Guiliani's account. | The Google-owned company said on Tuesday that Trump's channel will remain suspended "in light of concerns about the ongoing potential for violence." | A spokesperson said that YouTube was keeping an eye on "any new developments" surrounding the controversial suspension and would take action accordingly. | Following Twitter's lead, YouTube blocked Trump on January 12, after the riots at the Ca…

RT (2021-01-27). Being on Parler & Gab apparently cost New York literary agency employee her job… after one Twitter complaint. rt.com Internet commenters have decried the rise of social justice-fueled intolerance, after a woman was purportedly fired from her job simply for having accounts on conservative-leaning social media platforms. | Colleen Oefelein, an associate literary agent with the New York City-based Jennifer De Chiara Literary Agency, was sacked after her boss learned that she owned accounts on Gab and Parler. The agency's owner, Jennifer DeChiara, publicly announced on Twitter that the firm had dropped Oefelein after making the "distressing" discovery. | "We do not condone this activity, and apologize to anyone who has been affe…

RT (2021-01-27). 'They just want to defend Biden,' The Scoop co-founder tells RT after Facebook ban, accusing platforms of anti-conservative bias. rt.com Steeve Strange — co-founder of the conservative news site The Scoop, whose personal page was banned on Facebook over an anti-Biden group — has told RT that he flouted no rules and was swept up in a broader anti-conservative purge. | Facebook permanently disabled Strange's account together with that of The Scoop's other co-founder, Cameron Shizznit, for violating "community standards" earlier this week. | It came shortly after the Mark Zuckerberg-owned platform yanked the duo's group, called "Patriots Against Joe Biden." In a message justifying the deletion, Facebook said that any "pages that are ha…

RT (2021-01-27). After agreeing New START extension, Moscow warns treaty may not last long if US attempts to 'undermine Russia's national security'. rt.com A day after Moscow and Washington agreed on a long-awaited extension to the New START nuclear arms reduction treaty, a senior Russian diplomat has warned that the deal may not hold up if the US acts improperly. | Speaking to journalists on Wednesday, Deputy Foreign Minister Sergey Ryabkov warned Washington against any "destructive action" or attempts to "undermine Russia's national security," noting that it could lead to Moscow deciding on "withdrawal from the treaty." | "All stipulations, all statements, all elements [about the right to withdraw] from the 2011 ratification remain in force," Ryabkov said. On W…

RT (2021-01-27). DOJ & EPA to get 'Climate Justice' offices under Biden's executive orders. rt.com Declaring his commitment to "environmental justice" for "disadvantaged communities," US President Joe Biden has ordered the creation of new enforcement offices in two departments and a regulatory agency. | As part of a sweeping executive order signed on Wednesday, the new or expanded "climate justice" offices will be established at the Department of Justice (DOJ), Health and Human Services (HHS) and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). | "We know the communities who are being hurt, and we know we have to start enforcing the standards today in ensuring that they are part of the solution," Gina McCarthy, B…

RT (2021-01-27). Rewriting history? Newsweek edits 2015 story to align with disputed claim that GOP Sen. Tom Cotton lied about his military record. rt.com Newsweek has been accused of tinkering with its past reporting in order to lend weight to controversial accusations that Senator Tom Cotton (R-Arkansas) misrepresented his military service while running for Congress. | The outlet ran a piece last week in which it highlighted claims that Cotton had wrongfully described himself as a former US Army Ranger during his first election campaign in 2012. Salon was the first to push the allegation, reporting that Cotton had wrongfully attributed himself to be a part of the elite unit during his tours in Iraq and Afghanistan. Rather, the Arkansas senator had attended a t…

RT (2021-01-27). US eases ban on security investments that finance Chinese military companies. rt.com The Biden administration has reversed Trump-era restrictions and reauthorized most US investments in companies owned or controlled by the Chinese military, according to a Treasury Department notice. | In mid-November, then-President Donald Trump signed an executive order prohibiting American investments in Chinese companies linked to the country's military, forcing US stock exchanges to delist companies. | Reversing the previous president's action, Biden has moved to authorize most investments in companies "whose name closely matches, but does not exactly match, the name of a Communist Chinese military company…

RT (2021-01-27). US put on 'heightened terrorist threat' alert through APRIL, DHS cites concerns over politically 'frustrated' Americans. rt.com The US Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is citing the Capitol unrest to declare a heightened threat of domestic terrorism through April, saying some "individuals" might be frustrated with the Biden administration. | The National Terrorism Advisory System (NTAS)

RT (2021-01-27). WATCH Larry King's last, never-before-aired interview with RT America's Rick Sanchez this Friday. rt.com Larry King, a pioneer of the media whose influence cannot be overstated, passed away last week at the age of 87. RT America will broadcast his final interview, conducted by his friend, veteran journalist Rick Sanchez. | King's passing followed the loss of his son Andy to a fatal heart attack in July, and of his daughter Chaia to lung cancer in August. | The entire field of broadcast media is shaped to its core by the gold standard that Larry established, and the debt owed to him by all practitioners of his craft can never be repaid in full. | He attained national prominence as host of The Larry King Show, t…

RT (2021-01-27). US freezes sales of missiles to Saudi Arabia and F-35s to UAE as it reviews Trump-era arms deals. rt.com The US has temporarily frozen some pending arms sales to allied states while the Biden administration reviews weapons deals agreed under President Donald Trump, according to officials at the State Department. | The move affects precision-guided missiles sold to Saudi Arabia and F-35 fighter jets to the United Arab Emirates (UAE), among other deals not identified by the State Department. | American arms manufacturers Raytheon Technologies and Lockheed Martin both have contracts with the two Arab nations. | "This is a routine administrative action typical to most any transition, and demonstrates the Administrati…

RT (2021-01-27). Epstein confidante Ghislaine Maxwell tries playing the RACE CARD, says grand jury that indicted her was TOO WHITE. rt.com Accused child sex trafficker Ghislaine Maxwell has offered a novel reason for dropping the charges in her case: The federal grand jury that indicted her didn't have enough black and Hispanic people. | Lawyers for Maxwell, who is white, argued in court filings on Monday that because she was indicted by a grand jury in White Plains, New York, rather than Manhattan, the jury pool had a lower proportion of blacks and Hispanics than the community where she allegedly committed the crimes in question. | "The fact that Ms. Maxwell herself is neither black nor Hispanic does not deprive her of standing to raise this cha…

RT (2021-01-27). Barcelona presidential hopeful Laporta blasts 'disrespectful' PSG over Messi overtures, threatens FIFA action. rt.com Barcelona presidential hopeful Joan Laporta has threatened action against Paris Saint-Germain over the French club's public advances towards Lionel Messi. | Messi, 33, is free to leave Barcelona at the end of June and could finally complete the move away from the Nou Camp which he was forced to abandon last summer. | The Argentine has been linked with a reunion with former Barca boss Pep Guardiola at Manchester City or a move to PSG — who have increasingly made their intentions clear in recent weeks. | PSG director Leonardo was recently quoted as saying that players such as Messi would "always be on their…

RT (2021-01-27). NASDAQ temporarily shuts down stock trading after internet trolls destroy hedge fund with GameStop stock. rt.com The NASDAQ has paused trading after internet "degenerates" spotted Wall Street gearing up to make a killing, beat the traders at their own game, and got filthy rich while destroying the US' top hedge funds. Buckle up. | "We are actively monitoring social media chatter and will halt stock if we match chatter with unusual activity in stocks," NASDAQ CEO Adena Friedman announced on Wednesday morning. Speaking to CNBC, Friedman demanded regulators intervene to stop the "manipulation" that's seen amateur investors completely leave one of America's top hedge funds, Melvin Capital, teetering on the edge of bankruptcy…

RT (2021-01-27). Biden's climate crusade: Oil and gas drilling BANNED on federal land in new round of executive orders. rt.com President Joe Biden has signed more climate-focused executive orders. Among them are directives setting climate change as a national security priority, and imposing a controversial ban on fossil fuel drilling on federal land. | Biden's latest round of executive orders come after a record-breaking 40 presidential decrees during his first week in office. After day-one orders signing the US back up to the Paris climate agreement and cancelling the completion of the Keystone XL oil pipeline, Biden's latest round of orders, signed on Wednesday, again focus on the environment. | Pres. Biden signs a series of actions…

MEE staff (2021-01-27). Biden administration freezes US arms sales to Saudi Arabia, UAE. middleeasteye.net Biden administration freezes US arms sales to Saudi Arabia, UAE | The White House is reviewing recent weapons transactions approved by former President Trump, the Wall Street Journal reported | Wed, 01/27/2021 – 15: 43 | The arms sale to the UAE includes American-made F-35 jets and killer drones (AFP/File photo) | The Biden administration has issued a temporary freeze on pending arms sales to Saudi Arabia and…

Steve Topple (2021-01-27). The corporate press just ran to protect Boris Johnson. thecanary.co The right-wing establishment corporate media just fell over itself to protect Boris Johnson. Its behaviour is a stain on the UK. And as sociologist Gayle Letherby

The Canary (2021-01-27). HS2 protesters reportedly still inside secret tunnel network despite evictions. thecanary.co Protesters campaigning against the HS2 rail development are continuing to dig tunnels in a central London park despite evictions taking place, fellow demonstrators have claimed.At least four people are said to still be in the 100 foot network of tunnels that activists have dug under Euston Square Gardens as bailiffs attempt to clear the area.HS2 Rebellion, an alliance of groups and individuals campaigning against the planned high-speed railway, claims the small green space outside Euston Station will be built over with a temporary taxi rank before being sold to developers.A protester with a megaphone outside the…

Ralph Underhill (2021-01-27). "We did everything we could" thecanary.co Image descriptionA person is pictured dressed as the grim reaper, in a long black hooded robe, carrying a scythe. A mess of blonde hair is sticking out from under the hood, and a blue tie hangs around the neck. In one hand is a sheaf of papers with the words "PPE contract" on them. A speech bubble reads "We did everything we could". | By

Steve Topple (2021-01-27). A new left-wing party aims to bring 'Harmony' to the UK. thecanary.co A new left-wing

Morgan Artyukhina (2021-01-27). Biden executive orders reverse Trump's anti-LGBTQ policies. liberationnews.org By any measure, these are all substantive actions that will positively affect the lives of more than 11 million LGBTQ people in the United States during a period of economic, social, and medical catastrophe.

_____ (2021-01-27). The Liberation of Auschwitz. strategic-culture.org Seven Facts and Figures About WWII You Need to Know | On January 27, 1945, Red Army soldiers liberated the notorious Auschwitz-Birkenau death camp. It was during the Vistula-Oder Offensive which drove the Nazis out of Poland paving the way for the eventual final victorious battle in Berlin some three months later. | (Click the image to enlarge)…

A Guest Author (2021-01-27). BlackRock capital finance works with Republicans and Democrats. workers.org By Werner Ràºgemer The writer is an author and political activist living in Cologne, Germany. Translation: John Catalinotto No sooner was it clear that Joe Biden had won the U.S. presidential election, than he brought Brian Deese on board: Head of the department for global sustainable investing at the . . . |

Staff (2021-01-27). Dems Try to Fix "Taxation Without Representation" in DC, Renew Statehood Push. truthout.org Democrats from the Senate and House introduced legislation on Wednesday that would make Washington, D.C., the 51st state. | The bill was reintroduced in the House by Eleanor Holmes Norton, a nonvoting delegate in the House who represents D.C. In the Senate, Tom Carper (D-Delaware) reintroduced the bill with the support of

Staff (2021-01-27). GOP Senators Appear Ready to Let Trump Get Away With Inciting Capitol Attack. truthout.org The ongoing civil war within the GOP had a deeply clarifying moment yesterday. If Tuesday's events are the writing on the Republican wall, Donald Trump need not fear conviction in the Senate or loss of influence within the party. Even now — after losing the House, Senate and White House and being deeply complicit in a violent attack on the Capitol itself — the disgraced disaster zone of a former president still appears to be running through the raindrops without getting wet. And,…

Staff (2021-01-27). Only Five GOP Senators Rejected Effort to Declare Impeachment Unconstitutional. truthout.org On Tuesday, Senator Rand Paul (R-Kentucky) attempted to introduce a motion to the Senate to declare the upcoming impeachment trial for Donald Trump unconstitutional. The resolution was shot down by the Senate, 55-45. Five Republicans voted to table the resolution. | The vote, ahead of the impeachment trial that's scheduled to start next month, may be viewed as a precursor of how Senate Republicans may be expected to vote on the impeachment. The 55 votes to table Paul's resolution fall far s…

Susie Day (2021-01-27). Emma and Emmanuel: a Marriage Through Prison Walls. counterpunch.org Emmanuella and Emmanuel Pierre call each other "Twin." It makes sense, since they both have practically the same first name and were both born on April 10, 1978, to different Caribbean immigrant families, one in Canada; the other in the U.S. They met when they were ten years old, on a Brooklyn playground. Emmanuella —

George Wuerthner (2021-01-27). The Ambler Road Poses a Threat to Alaska's Wildlands. counterpunch.org While most Americans were focused on the seditious events in Washington DC, the Trump Administration approved the right of way for the 211 Mile Ambler road across Alaska's Brooks Range southern edge. The route will access mineral deposits near the village of Ambler. The official name is Ambler Mining District Industrial Access Project. The proposal

The Conversation (2021-01-27). Trump was forced out, but he left a Legacy of Threats and Intimidation toward Elected Public Servants. juancole.com By Shelley Inglis | — As the impeachment trial of former President Donald Trump approaches, federal officials are investigating threats to attack or kill members of Congress. This comes in the wake of the Capitol riot, when a mob stormed the building where members of the House and Senate were preparing to certify the presidential …

sputniknews (2021-01-27). Turmoil as EU Citizens Offered Money to Voluntarily Leave UK Post-Brexit. sputniknews.com Campaigners for living conditions for EU migrants in the UK have deemed the initiative as controversial, saying the financial incentives are in direct contradiction with the government's assurances that they are set to help vulnerable EU nationals on British soil.

sputniknews (2021-01-27). GOP Lawmakers Request Explanation For 5,000 National Guard Troops Still in Washington. sputniknews.com The National Guard was deployed in the Washington DC after Trump supporters stormed the Congress building on 6 January, resulting in five deaths, in an attempt to prevent the certification of the 2020 election results. The National Guard were tasked with ensuring security and safety during the Biden inauguration ceremony.

sputniknews (2021-01-27). At Least 9 Law Enforcement Officials Injured After Protesters Throw Grenade at Police in Lebanon. sputniknews.com Protests in Lebanon have been going on for several days, with some of demonstrations growing violent as people take to the streets to protest harsh living conditions and coronavirus-related restrictions.

sputniknews (2021-01-27). Sweden Suspends Payments to Pfizer Over Vaccine Dosage Uncertainty. sputniknews.com While each vial was to initially contain five doses of the vaccine, the medical giant started to charge its client countries more after the European Medicines Agency announced that a sixth dose can be extracted with the correct type of needle.

sputniknews (2021-01-27). #PeacefulProtestsContinue: Farmers Blame Miscreants for Maligning Their Image on Republic Day. sputniknews.com As part of their Tractor Protest Rally, thousands of farmers entered Delhi on Tuesday morning riding SUVs, cars, and wheeled farm equipment. A faction of the rally soon invaded Delhi's iconic Red Fort, leading to violent clashes with police as the farmers seek the repeal of several farm laws recently decreed by the central government.

sputniknews (2021-01-27). Homeless VP: Mike Pence is Couch-Surfing With Officials After Leaving Washington, Report Says. sputniknews.com After the inauguration of Joe Biden, the official announced that he and his wife Karen would return to his hometown in Indiana. The former VP, however, didn't say exactly where they'd be staying.

sputniknews (2021-01-27). Number of People Injured in Protests in Lebanon's Tripoli Rises to 226 — Reports. sputniknews.com MOSCOW (Sputnik) — The number of people injured in the protests that engulfed the northern Lebanese city of Tripoli has risen to 226, media reported citing the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) and the emergency services.

sputniknews (2021-01-27). Day After Violent Clashes: Daily Commuters Face Hardship as Roads Linked to Delhi Borders Shut. sputniknews.com Thousands of protesting farmers entered Delhi on Tuesday morning as part of the Tractor Rally, in jeeps, cars, and tractors. A section of them soon invaded Delhi's iconic Red Fort, leading to violent clashes between the police and farmers. More than 300 police suffered injuries and one tractor-riding protester died.

sputniknews (2021-01-27). How Might Balance of Power Change in Syria Under the Biden Administration? sputniknews.com The return of Obama-era Middle East hawks in the new Biden administration spells danger for Syria, notes Ghassan Kadi, a political analyst of Syrian descent, adding there's not much room for manoeuvre left for Washington in the region.

sputniknews (2021-01-27). Israeli Army Chief Slams Iran Nuclear Deal as Operationally, Strategically Unacceptable. sputniknews.com TEL AVIV (Sputnik) – Chief of the General Staff of the Israeli Defence Forces Lt Gen Aviv Kohavi has described the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) as a deal that is unacceptable to Israel both on the strategic and operational level.

sputniknews (2021-01-27). DC Police Chief Bashes 'Tepid' US Army Response to Capitol Riot, IDs Second Officer Suicide. sputniknews.com In the wake of Trump supporters storming the US Capitol, congressional lawmakers have held several hearings in an effort to gain a clearer picture of the deadly events that unfolded on January 6, and to better understand the security failures that allowed individuals to ransack the federal building and kill a law enforcement officer.

sputniknews (2021-01-27). Biden Nominee for UN Envoy Reveals State Department Plans to Designate China's Actions as 'Genocide'. sputniknews.com Earlier, the US Congress passed the Uyghur Human Rights Policy Act, calling on all countries to condemn Beijing's alleged human rights violations towards the Muslim population of Xinjiang.

sputniknews (2021-01-27). Finland Investigating Whether Biden Inauguration Soundtrack Violated Copyright Laws. sputniknews.com The striking similarities between Ryan J Nowlin's "Godspeed", played by the Marine Corps orchestra during Joe Biden's inauguration, and "Finlandia" by Jean Sibelius, which many Finns hold dear, have spurred a review of copyright issues.

sputniknews (2021-01-27). US Issues License Allowing Investments Involving Chinese Military Companies, Treasury Dept Says. sputniknews.com WASHINGTON (Sputnik) – The Biden administration has issued a general license authorising transactions involving securities of certain Communist Chinese military companies, overturning a ban imposed by former President Donald Trump, the Treasury Department said in a notice on its website on Wednesday.

sputniknews (2021-01-27). Who is Biden's UN Pick Linda Thomas-Greenfield? sputniknews.com Linda Thomas-Greenfield faces her confirmation hearing in the Senate on Wednesday, having been nominated for the role of US envoy to the United Nations by the president-elect back in November. She was named a volunteer member to support transition efforts related to the Department of State, now headed by Antony Blinken, her former colleague.

sputniknews (2021-01-27). 'How Can I Instigate Thousands?': Actor Deep Sidhu on Being Blamed for Instigating Protesters. sputniknews.com Thousands of farmers in India have been protesting at Delhi's borders since 26 November 2020, demanding the scrapping of three new farm laws passed by the Modi government. Amid the 72nd Republic Day celebrations on Tuesday, a tractor rally by protesting farmers turned violent after police tried to stop those allegedly violating the protocols.

sputniknews (2021-01-27). Video: City Hall in Lebanon's Tripoli Pelted With Molotov Cocktails as Unrest Goes Into Third Day. sputniknews.com BEIRUT (Sputnik) – Protesters in the northern Lebanese city of Tripoli on Wednesday hurled Molotov cocktails at the city's municipal headquarters as unrest continues into the third day.

sputniknews (2021-01-27). Kangana Ranaut on Farmers' Protest: 'We've Chosen Nationalistic Govt Yet Anti Nationals Are Winning'. sputniknews.com Actress Kangana Ranaut has been an outspoken opponent of the farmers' demonstration against new laws passed by Modi's government, that has been going on since 26 November 2020. During 72nd Republic Day celebrations on Tuesday, a tractor rally by protesting farmers turned violent after police tried to stop those allegedly violating protocols.

sputniknews (2021-01-27). UK Foreign Undersecretary Vows to Freeze Russian Assets If London Finds Them Life Threatening. sputniknews.com London introduced a number of sanctions and other punitive measures against Russia over the last several years, accusing it of purported meddling in its elections and being responsible for the alleged poisoning of the former GRU spy Sergei Skripal in March 2018. The UK, however, never presented solid evidence supporting these claims.

sputniknews (2021-01-27). Chipmaker Group Urges Biden Government To Reassess 'Unilateral' Trump-Era Trade Ban, Policy On China. sputniknews.com The letter from the major trade association representing industry leaders such as Intel, NXP Semiconductors, Samsung Electronics, Broadcom and Micron Technology slammed the former Trump administration's trade policy in an open letter as being imposed without public input and doing harm to the long-term competitiveness of tech firms.

sputniknews (2021-01-27). Russia, US Agree to Extend New START on Moscow's Conditions, Deputy Foreign Minister Says. sputniknews.com MOSCOW (Sputnik) – Russia welcomes the decision of US President Joe Biden's administration to extend the New START deal for five years, this is the right thing to do, Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov said on Wednesday.

John W. Whitehead (2021-01-27). Enemies of the Deep State: The Government's War on "Domestic Terrorism" Is a Trap. globalresearch.ca All Global Research articles including the E-Book can be read in 27 languages by activating the "Translate Website" drop down menu on the top banner of our home page (Desktop version). | *** | "This is an issue that all Democrats, Republicans, …

Shane Quinn (2021-01-27). In the 1930s, UK and US Business Ties to Nazi Germany. Churchill's "Admiration" of Adolph Hitler. globalresearch.ca Early this century Winston Churchill was voted "the greatest Briton of all time" in a nationwide British poll, which attracted more than a million votes, as he finished ahead of figures like the naturalist Charles Darwin. | It is little known, …

Mehr News Agency (2021-01-27). Several ISIL terrorist leaders killed in Iraq's Kirkuk. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jan. 27 (MNA) — Iraqi Counter-Terrorism Organization announced that several prominent leaders of ISIL terrorist group were killed in Iraq's Kirkuk, stating that ISIL terrorist group must wait for another major operation soon.

Mehr News Agency (2021-01-27). Indian envoy hails Iran's socio-political stability. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jan. 27 (MNA) — The Indian envoy to Tehran described Iran as a country with socio-political stability, which plays an important role in creating sustainable security in the region.

Mehr News Agency (2021-01-27). China urges Indonesia to infrom of seized tankers crew. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jan. 27 (MNA) — China's Foreign Ministry spokesman said on Wednesday it was seeking details about 25 of its nationals who were among 61 crew on two supertankers seized by Indonesia on suspicion of illegally transferring oil.

Mehr News Agency (2021-01-27). Russian bank in talks with Iran to boost currency exchanges. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jan. 27 (MNA) — Referring to the growth of Iran-Russia trade relations despite the sanctions, the head of the Russian Embassy's Trade Representation said a Russian bank was in Tehran last week to expand monetary exchanges with the country.

Mehr News Agency (2021-01-27). Zarif stresses respecting intl. law, minorities rights. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jan. 27 (MNA) — In his meeting with Armenian Prime Minister, Iranian Foreign Minister stressed respecting international law, the rights of minorities and territorial integrity.

Mehr News Agency (2021-01-27). 146 suspects of collaborating with ISIL arrested in Turkey. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jan. 28 (MNA) — Turkish security forces arrested 146 suspects of collaborating with ISIL members during a counter-terrorism operation across the country.

Mehr News Agency (2021-01-27). Gun, with occasional music. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jan. 27 (MNA) — With the new US administration in the office, expectations are skyrocketing for a better understanding between the country and the bureaucratic world order.

Mehr News Agency (2021-01-27). Iran amb. urges Biden to remove sanctions in short order. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jan. 27 (MNA) — Iran's Ambassador and Permanent Representative to the United Nations urged the new US administration to meet its JCPOA obligations and remove sanctions in short order.

Mehr News Agency (2021-01-27). Texas hostage standoff ends with two dead. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jan. 27 (MNA) — US police said that a hostage-taking incident in the US state of Texas ended with death of two people.

Mehr News Agency (2021-01-27). Zarif describes talks with Armenian officials as productive. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jan. 27 (MNA) — Iranian Foreign Minister described the recent talks with Armenian officials as productive and noted that both sides conferred on the expansion of bilateral relations on Wednesday.

Mehr News Agency (2021-01-27). Iran House of Innovation, Tech. inaugurated in Nairobi. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jan. 27 (MNA) — VP Sattari expressed hope that the inauguration of the Iran House of Innovation and Technology (IHIT) will become a turning point in bilateral economic cooperation between Iran and Kenya in East African region.

Mehr News Agency (2021-01-27). Russia ready to export Iran's extra enriched uranium: Ryabkov. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jan. 27 (MNA) — Russian Deputy Foreign Minister voiced Moscow's readiness to export Iran's surplus enriched uranium if the United States returns to the Nuclear Deal.

Mehr News Agency (2021-01-27). Tehran terms Armenia's territorial integrity as a red line. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jan. 27 (MNA) — Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said that the territorial integrity of Armenia is the red line of the Islamic Republic of Iran.

Mehr News Agency (2021-01-27). Iranian athletes to take part in online Asian shooting C'ship. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jan. 27 (MNA) — Iranian athletes are scheduled to participate in the online Asian shooting competitions which will kick off on Thursday.

Mehr News Agency (2021-01-27). Eurasia has high capacity to export Iran's building materials. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jan. 27 (MNA) — Chairman of Iran-Kazakhstan Joint Chamber of Commerce said that Eurasia enjoys high capacity and potential for exporting Iranian construction materials.

Mehr News Agency (2021-01-27). Iran exports $594mn non-oil goods to EAEU member states. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jan. 27 (MNA) — Islamic Republic of Iran exported $594 million worth of non-oil products to Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU)'s member states.

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Billionaires Gone Wild: Pandemic Profiteering By the Numbers
Editor | scheerpost.com | 2021-01-28
By Chuck Collins / Inequality.org The collective wealth of all U.S. billionaires has increased over $1.1 trillion since mid-March 2020, a nearly 40% leap during the past 10 months of national emergency. This wealth windfall could pay for all the relief for working families contained in the $1.9 trillion coronavirus relief package proposed by President Biden, while leaving the nation's richest… | Source…
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After landmark international treaty, anti-nuclear demonstrators rally in Pittsburgh
Stephanie Pavlick | liberationnews.org | 2021-01-28
On Jan. 22, a broad coalition of organizations including PSL Pittsburgh, ANSWER Coalition, the Green Party of Allegheny County, Code Pink, and others joined for a rally and speakout at the PNC Bank headquarters in downtown Pittsburgh. This action was the latest in years of work on the part of local activists in a movement …
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Beyond Slogans: Palestinians Need an Urgent, Centralized Strategy to Counter Israel in Africa
Ramzy Baroud | dissidentvoice.org | 2021-01-28
Arab normalization with Israel is expected to have serious consequences that go well beyond the limited and self-serving agendas of a few Arab countries. Thanks to the Arab normalizers, the doors are now flung wide open for new political actors to extend or cement ties with Israel at the expense of Palestine, without fearing any …
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New Zealand tops global Covid-19 management rankings
Online News Editor | laprensalatina.com | 2021-01-28
Sydney, Australia, Jan 29 (efe-epa).- New Zealand has topped the rankings of almost 100 countries and territories that have best managed the Covid-19 pandemic, according to an index published Thursday in Australia. The Oceanian country was followed by Vietnam and Taiwan in second and third place. The Covid Performance Index compares the response of governments …
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Argentine province's anti-Covid measures at center of HR controversy
Online News Editor | laprensalatina.com | 2021-01-28
By Rodrigo Garcia Buenos Aires, Jan 27 (efe-epa).- The health strategy of the Argentine province of Formosa to obligate people showing any symptoms of Covid-19, and even those without symptoms, to enter detainment centers has sparked heated nationwide controversy with citizens' protests, accusations of human rights violations and warnings from Amnesty International. By far, Formosa, …
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Colombia Suspends Flights to Brazil for Month Over New COVID-19 Strain
sputniknews.com | 2021-01-28
MEXICO CITY (Sputnik) — Colombia has suspended air traffic with Brazil for a month over the spread of a new strain of the coronavirus, Colombian President Ivan Duque announced.
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NY Times' pseudo-expert accusing China of genocide worked for publicity arm of far-right cult Falun Gong
Ben Norton | thegrayzone.com | 2021-01-28
The New York Times recycled flimsy claims by a far-right apocalyptic extremist to accuse China of "genocide," in an op-ed by a former staffer for Epoch Times, a far-right, pro-Trump outlet backed by Falun Gong. The New York Times published a factually challenged op-ed accusing China of committing "genocide" against its Uighur minority. The article sourced its spurious accusations to a right-wing operative who insists his research is part of a divine "mission" against Beijing that is "led by God." …
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Former Israeli army spy recruited by Labour should feel right at home
Jonathan Cook | dissidentvoice.org | 2021-01-28
The revelation this week that the British Labour Party recently appointed a former Israeli military spy to work in its headquarters, reporting to the office of leader Keir Starmer, is truly extraordinary in many different regards. It is hard to believe the Labour leadership did not know who Assaf Kaplan was or appreciate the likely …
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Baràßa, Sevilla advance to Copa del Rey quarterfinals
Online News Editor | laprensalatina.com | 2021-01-28
Sports Desk, Jan 27 (efe-epa).- Barcelona had to come from behind Wednesday to beat second-division Rayo Vallecano 1-2 and claim a berth in the quarterfinals of the Copa del Rey, while Sevilla coasted to a 3-0 win over Valencia. Lionel Messi, back on the pitch for the Blaugrana after serving a two-game suspension, tested Rayo …
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EU: Lack of clarity on AstraZeneca vaccine but constructive talks with firm
Online News Editor | laprensalatina.com | 2021-01-28
(Update: changes headline; re-ledes with results of meeting between Kyriakides, AstraZeneca CEO; adds details) Brussels, Jan 27 (efe-epa).- The European Commission on Wednesday lamented the "lack of clarity" from AstraZeneca after "constructive" talks between the company's CEO and the European Union's commissioner for Health and Food Safety on when the EU can expect delivery of …
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Biden commits to US defense of Japan in maritime dispute
Online News Editor | laprensalatina.com | 2021-01-28
Tokyo, Jan 28 (efe-epa).- In a phone call with Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga on Thursday, United States President Joe Biden reaffirmed Washington's "unwavering commitment" to defending the Asian country under their joint security treaty. This includes a group of small islands in the East China Sea, which are administered by Tokyo and claimed by …
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Jaguar cubs rescued in Nicaragua after being offered for sale online
Online News Editor | laprensalatina.com | 2021-01-28
Managua, Jan 27 (efe-epa).- Two jaguar cubs were rescued from a house in the North Caribbean Coast of Nicaragua after being offered for illegal sale on social media when their mother was killed by residents, the Nicaragua Zoo reported on Wednesday. The male and female jaguars, just three-and-a-half months old, were underweight when they were …
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Change the system to save the climate
Susan Price | greenleft.org.au | 2021-01-28
Andrew Chuter reviews a 2014 graphic novel that communicates the science, politics and personal impacts of what is arguably humanity's greatest existential threat.
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Campaign takes aim at Vales Point pollution
Pip Hinman | greenleft.org.au | 2021-01-28
Margaret Gleeson reports on a resident-organised protest aimed at getting a dirty coal-fired power station at Mannering Park on the NSW Central Coast to clean up its act.
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Lendlease housing development a threat to koalas
Pip Hinman | greenleft.org.au | 2021-01-28
A funeral procession for koalas was organised by Extinction Rebellion and other supporters of the endangered native.
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US Indicts 3 People Affiliated With Oath Keepers Over Capitol Riot
sputniknews.com | 2021-01-28
WASHINGTON, January 28 (Sputnik) – Three individuals affiliated with the Oath Keepers have been indicted in federal court for allegedly participating in the January 6 siege at the US Capitol building, the Justice Department said.
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St. Pete protests Desantis' draconian anti-BLM protester bill
Devonte Sullivan | liberationnews.org | 2021-01-28
Dozens of activists gathered along Central Avenue in St. Petersburg on Saturday, rallying in the streets against the fascist policies introduced by Ron Desantis and the Florida Legislature this past September.
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Don't Be Fooled: The Official Unemployment Numbers Are a Lie
Eleanor Goldfield | mintpressnews.com | 2021-01-27
The official unemployment rate now stands at 6.7%. But that doesn't feel right, does it? Unless you live in a gated community, the reality on the ground feels more dire and more destitute. Behind that cheery 6.7% stand millions of uncounted people — uncounted by design. | "'Underemployed' would be the most accurate, but there's not really a good definition," A.K. says, responding to my question of how he would identify his employment status. "As a freelancer, we're put aside to kind of fend for ourselves, even before all this." He's a freelance c…
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CTU rank-and-file votes to save lives, continue to teach safely and remotely
Chicago Teachers Union | zcomm.org | 2021-01-27
Educators call on Mayor Lightfoot and CPS to adopt CDC health metric, agree to rigorous testing and allow educators to return as they're vaccinated, among other concerns…
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The Chicago teachers' rebellion and the fight to contain the pandemic
wsws.org | 2021-01-27
Acutely aware of the militancy among educators, the corporate media and political establishment are engaged in a frenzied propaganda campaign to vilify teachers and distort science.
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Most of US Wants Sex Ed in Schools. Why Isn't It Federally Mandated and Funded?
Staff | truthout.org | 2021-01-27
When Healing to Action, a survivor-led organization working to end gender-based violence in Chicago, teamed up with the Chicago Teachers Union to assess the city's implementation of a 2013 mandate to teach sexual education in public schools, they uncovered vast disparities. Seventy percent of Windy City K-12 youth were not receiving the full sequence of intended instruction, missing critical lessons on subjects as diverse as anatomy, sexual desir…
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Central African Republic: Rights expert welcomes transfer of war crimes suspect to ICC
news.un.org | 2021-01-27
The handover of a former Central African Republic (CAR) militia leader and war crimes suspect to the International Criminal Court (ICC) has sent a strong warning to rebel groups, political actors and others who thrive on impunity, a UN independent human rights expert said on Wednesday.
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Why We Can't Give Up on the Idea of a World Free From Nuclear Weapons
Vijay Prashad | zcomm.org | 2021-01-27
Public opinion, even in many NATO states, favors a total ban on nuclear weapons…
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Different Models, Single Payer: Health Care for All
alexander | dsausa.org | 2021-01-27
We often look to Canada as an example of how Single Payer Medicare for All (SP) could function in the United States. Like Medicare for people over 65 and people with disabilities, Canadian Medicare is federally funded. Unlike U.S. Medicare, each Canadian province or territory manages its own program. | But there is another model we look at less frequently: SP in Taiwan. There, the Ministry of Health and Welfare determines the global budget and negotiates fees for medical services and supplies and keeps administrative costs low for the National Health Insurance (NHI). Stakeholders are involved in the budget pro…
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DSA Q&A feat. Medicare for All
mgrochowski | dsausa.org | 2021-01-27
Interested in DSA but haven't joined yet? Looking to get involved in the fights to stop evictions, win Medicare for All, or defund the police, but unsure how to get started? Frustrated with the limited possibilities of national, top-down politics and looking for an alternative? Join DSA leaders from across the country to talk about…
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Saudi Arabia begins repatriation of detained workers to Ethiopia
Areeb Ullah | middleeasteye.net | 2021-01-27
Saudi Arabia begins repatriation of detained workers to Ethiopia | Ethiopian migrants said they were chained and forced to relieve themselves on the floor of their cells | Areeb Ullah | Wed, 01/27/2021 – 11: 39 | Ethiopian officials hope to repatriate at least 1,000 workers every week and aim to increase that number (Screengrab) | Saudi Arabia has begun repatriating thousands of Ethiopians who have been held in detent…
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Bolivarian Healthcare: An Alternative to Neoliberal Healthcare
Yanis Iqbal | zcomm.org | 2021-01-27
Without the end of capitalism, no movement toward a just healthcare system can take place since the profit-maximizing impulse will always impede any such attempt…
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Corporate Media Bash Teachers Unions for Resisting School Reopenings Amid Rising Death Toll
Alan Macleod | mintpressnews.com | 2021-01-27
Rather than attack the government for its poor handling of the COVID crisis, corporate media have opted for a return to a favorite pastime of theirs: union bashing.
mintpressnews.com/media-bash-teachers-un…

Amnesty International: Navalny a Prisoner of Conscience. But not Manning, Assange or Mandela
Alan Macleod | mintpressnews.com | 2021-01-27
Amnesty International has a long and sordid history with its prisoner of conscience designation, denying it to enemies of the US government and granting it to some less than savory characters.
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The UK's Pandemic Gets Worse
Kenneth Surin | counterpunch.org | 2021-01-27
The number of people in the UK who have died after testing positive for Covid-19 has risen to 97,936 (as of January 24), and will pass 100,000 in a few days. There has been an increase of 610 in the death toll over 24 hours. The real figures for the daily death toll are certainly higher, as indicated by Office for National Statistics records.
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In Defense of DJ Trump
John Kendall Hawkins | counterpunch.org | 2021-01-27
"Oh, I awoke in anger so alone and terrified I put my fingers against the glass And bowed my head and cried." — Bob Dylan, "I Dreamed I Saw St. Augustine," John Wesley Harding (1968) 1) Let's not forget — and this is true — that Trump lost ONLY BECAUSE Covid-19 put an emphasis on mail-in…
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Imperial expert addresses COVID-19 vaccine hesitancy in the UK
imperial.ac.uk | 2021-01-27
An Imperial expert has addressed public concerns over the safety of COVID-19 vaccines in a wide-ranging interview.
imperial.ac.uk/news/213554/imperial-expert-addresses-covid-19-vaccine-hesitancy

MIA: Where Have All the Vaccines Gone? CDC Says Only Half of Shots Feds Sent to States Were Used
Staff | democracynow.org | 2021-01-27
January has become the deadliest month of the pandemic in the United States, with at least 80,000 deaths from COVID-19 so far, and public health experts worry new, more contagious variants of the coronavirus could make things worse. President Joe Biden has announced plans to acquire another 200 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines, aiming to vaccinate most people in the U.S. by summer, but vaccine distribution continues to be a problem. The Daily Beast reports that of the 41 million vaccine doses handed out to states, fewer than 22 million have been administered. Meanwhile, many states report running out of vaccine…
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After government intervention to keep it open, hundreds of infections went unreported at Illinois meatpacking plant
wsws.org | 2021-01-27
At least 137 COVID-19 cases at the Rochelle Foods meatpacking plant went unreported after state and federal government officials intervened to countermand a local lockdown order, according to an investigative report published last week in USA Today .
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2021/01/27/meat…

Global and domestic tensions fuel moves to oust Australian Labor Party leader
wsws.org | 2021-01-27
Plans to dump Albanese are intensifying as the worldwide COVID-19 catastrophe worsens, fuelling working class unrest internationally, and the incoming Biden administration steps up the US confrontation with China.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2021/01/27/labo…

Belgian Workers Party slams Pfizer's profit motive in COVID-19 vaccine sale
Peoples Dispatch | peoplesdispatch.org | 2021-01-27
Pfizer Inc. is accused of aiming for more profits by not ensuring the delivery of the promised quantity of COVID-19 vaccines after it was found that medics could draw six doses of vaccine per bottle instead of the expected five doses…
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We Already Paid for These Vaccines Once
Reshma Ramachandran, Zoey Thill | thenation.com | 2021-01-27
We Already Paid for These Vaccines Once…
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World's richest have recovered from COVID crisis, poorest will take a decade more
Peoples Dispatch | peoplesdispatch.org | 2021-01-27
Oxfam's latest report says it took just nine months for the top 1,000 billionaires' fortunes to return to their prepandemic highs, but for the world's poorest people recovery could take 14 times longer…
peoplesdispatch.org/2021/01/27/worlds-ri…

Ecuador Closes Illegal Clinic Selling Fake COVID-19 Vaccines
telesurenglish.net | 2021-01-27
Ecuador's Police on Tuesday shut down a clandestine clinic that administered nearly 70,000 doses of fake COVID-19 vaccines in Quito. | RELATED: | Ecuador: Police Crack Down On Peaceful Protest in Quito | The clinic, which provided its patients with an unknown substance making them believe it cured the disease, was closed down after complaints from neighbors. | According to the capital's Security Secretary Cesar Diaz, the establishment was formally registered as a spa and slimming massage cen…
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Movement for Black Lives Activists Respond to Biden's Orders on Racial Equity
Staff | truthout.org | 2021-01-27
President Joe Biden was elected with massive support from people of color, and in his second week in office he issued four executive orders to advance what the White House calls his "racial equity" agenda. The orders aim to strengthen anti-discrimination policies in housing, end Justice Department contracts with private prison companies, reaffirm sovereignty of Native American tribes and combat xenophobia against Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders. Biden's racial justice push comes as COVID-1…
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In Defense of DJ Trump
John Kendall Hawkins | counterpunch.org | 2021-01-27
"Oh, I awoke in anger so alone and terrified I put my fingers against the glass And bowed my head and cried." — Bob Dylan, "I Dreamed I Saw St. Augustine," John Wesley Harding (1968) 1) Let's not forget — and this is true — that Trump lost ONLY BECAUSE Covid-19 put an emphasis on mail-in…
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Gamba 'deeply concerned' over COVID impact on children caught in conflict
news.un.org | 2021-01-27
Child rights must be considered in measures designed to contain coronavirus spread, the UN's advocate for boys and girls caught in armed conflict said on Wednesday in an appeal to Member States.
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Norway to SHUT BORDERS to all except essential travelers to halt spread of Covid-19 variants, PM says
rt.com | 2021-01-27
All foreign arrivals apart from travelers on essential journeys will be banned from entering Norway as of midnight on Friday, in an effort to contain the spread of Covid-19 variants, Prime Minister Erna Solberg said on Wednesday. | "In practice, the border will be closed to anyone not living in Norway," Solberg told a news conference. She also promised that border controls, virus testing and quarantining would be more strictly enforced. | The few exceptions to the travel shutdown include Swedish and Finnish workers in the Norwegian health service, as well as those in key sectors such as haulage. | However most…
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New COVID-19 variant B.1.1.7 identified at the University of Michigan
wsws.org | 2021-01-27
Five of six cases of the new COVID-19 variant B.1.1.7, identified in Washtenaw County, Michigan, have been associated with the University of Michigan Ann Arbor (UMich) campus.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2021/01/27/mich…

Masking Up under Biden: The Perils of Tribalism, Bureaucracy and Lawsuits
Binoy Kampmark | dissidentvoice.org | 2021-01-27
One crackling theme streaking through the US elections of 2020 was the issue of mask wearing. Critics initially felt that face masks 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 front-line workers. But COVID-19 continued to rage, and …
dissidentvoice.org/2021/01/masking-up-un…

"A Step Forward": Black Lives Matter Protests Forced Biden to Push Racial Equity, But More Is Needed
Staff | democracynow.org | 2021-01-27
President Joe Biden was elected with massive support from people of color, and in his second week in office he issued four executive orders to advance what the White House calls his "racial equity" agenda. The orders aim to strengthen anti-discrimination policies in housing, end Justice Department contracts with private prison companies, reaffirm sovereignty of Native American tribes and combat xenophobia against Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders. Biden's racial justice push comes as COVID-19 has devastated communities of color in the U.S., who are experiencing higher rates of infection, death and unemploymen…
www.democracynow.org/2021/1/27/biden_rac…

Rubin Kanowitz °presente!
Workers World staff | workers.org | 2021-01-27
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 . . . | Continue reading Rubin Kanowitz °presente! at Workers.org
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Doomsday Clock poised at 100 seconds to midnight, scientists cite nuclear arms race & 'online lying' as threats
rt.com | 2021-01-27
The Bulletin of Atomic Scientists' "Doomsday Clock" — a construct representing the threats to humanity from the nuclear to the natural — remains in the red at 100 seconds to midnight for 2021, its proprietors have warned. | The scientists released their annual forecast on Wednesday, highlighting a resurgent nuclear arms race, climate change, and online misinformation about the Covid-19 epidemic as three existential threats humanity must face down if the species is to survive. | While the clock's hands haven…
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Pandemic False Alarm: 14 news headlines show hospitals regularly overrun during cold and flu season
John C. A. Manley | globalresearch.ca | 2021-01-27
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PPE shortages and right wing threats hamper anti-pandemic fight
Mark Gruenberg | peoplesworld.org | 2021-01-27
WASHINGTON –A continued shortage of personal protective equipment (PPE), slow distribution of anti-virus vaccines and right-wing hate are combining to hamper the national fight to curb the coronavirus pandemic, a group of union nurses say. And while the RNs, members of National Nurses United, brought those problems to the California congressional delegation, they easily apply …
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PPE shortages and right wing threats hamper anti-pandemic fight
Mark Gruenberg | peoplesworld.org | 2021-01-27
WASHINGTON –A continued shortage of personal protective equipment (PPE), slow distribution of anti-virus vaccines, and right-wing hate are combining to hamper the national fight to curb the coronavirus pandemic, a group of union nurses says. And while the RNs, members of National Nurses United, brought those problems to the California congressional delegation, they easily apply …
peoplesworld.org/article/ppe-shortages-a…

The crown of creation
Christophe Zerpka and Georg Rammer | indybay.org | 2021-01-27
The real plague is the pandemic spread of shareholder value to institutions of general interest such as hospitals, nursing homes, old-age care and education. The dogma of "private before state" has become deeply ingrained in official thinking; the legitimate profit motive, the urgently sought investor, the search for the profitable market niche is hardly questioned.
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Alabama Amazon workers accelerate struggle for a union
Minnie Bruce Pratt | workers.org | 2021-01-27
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 . . . | Continue reading Alabama Amazon workers accelerate struggle for a union at Workers.org
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Biden to have Feds buy 650K Electric Vehicles, Promising rapid Fall in EV Prices
Juan Cole | juancole.com | 2021-01-27
Ann Arbor (Informed Comment) — President Joe Biden plans to create a million auto-worker jobs by replacing the enormous fleet of some 650,000 vehicles owned by the federal government with electric cars. He specified EVs that emit no carbon dioxide, which suggests he wants the government to buy pure EVs like General Motors' Chevy Bolt …
juancole.com/2021/01/electric-vehicles-p…

Diplomatic Tensions Rise After Venezuela Detains Guyanese Vessels
Manuela Solé | venezuelanalysis.com | 2021-01-27
Caracas and Georgetown have an ongoing territorial dispute over the Essequibo region.
venezuelanalysis.com/news/15104

Stopping the Keystone XL Pipeline Is Just the First Step Toward Environmental Justice
Tina Gerhardt | progressive.org | 2021-01-27
Indigenous groups and environmental activists are also calling on President Biden to stop the Dakota Access Pipeline and Enbridge Line 3.
progressive.org/dispatches/keystone-xl-p…

How a US-Backed Coup in Serbia Inspired the DC Insurrection
Dan Cohen | mintpressnews.com | 2021-01-27
A MintPress News investigation reveals that the January 6 insurrection at the US Capitol drew inspiration from the 2000 overthrow of Serbian president Slobodan Milošević and a conspiratorially-minded Serbian scientist who issued calls for violence.
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Fixing the Language of Journalism to Reflect Reality
Dave Lindorff | counterpunch.org | 2021-01-27
We need to eliminate a bunch of euphemisms from our political vocabulary, if we're going to have serious debates about the future of the country. A new president, an ousted fascist predecessor, and an obstructionist opposition party that wants nothing to change despite losing a national election is a great time to take on this…
counterpunch.org/2021/01/27/132447/

Fixing the Language of Journalism to Reflect Reality
Dave Lindorff | counterpunch.org | 2021-01-27
We need to eliminate a bunch of euphemisms from our political vocabulary, if we're going to have serious debates about the future of the country. A new president, an ousted fascist predecessor, and an obstructionist opposition party that wants nothing to change despite losing a national election is a great time to take on this…
counterpunch.org/2021/01/27/132447/

UK Turns To 'Counterterror' Law To Repress Palestine Action
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2021-01-27
Solidarity campaigners shut down an Israeli drone parts factory in the UK for several hours last week. | Three activists from Palestine Action were arrested outside the Elbit Systems factory in Shenstone in the Midlands on 18 January. This is the third time the factory has been hit in five months. | Red paint symbolizing the deaths of Palestinians was also sprayed across the factory front yard. In a Palestine Action video, an unnamed activist said she was "here today because Britain has been complicit in the colonization of Palestine since over 100 years ago with the Balfour Declaration." | Elbit is Israel's larg…
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End of Anti-Russian Electioneering; Palestinian Funding Restored
Dove of Peace | indybay.org | 2021-01-27
One week after the Inauguration, Pres. Biden called Pres. Putin to extend the START nuclear arms control treaty, due to expire 2/5/21. Pres. Biden's administration also announced restoration of relations with Palestine and aid to Palestinians.
indybay.org/newsitems/2021/01/27/1883960…

Tens of thousands in north-west Syria lose shelter after floods inundate camps
news.un.org | 2021-01-27
Heavy rains and floods in north-west Syria has worsened the plight of tens of thousands of internally displaced persons, destroying their tents, food and belongings in the midst of winter, the UN Office for Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) said on Tuesday.
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Tens of thousands in northwest Syria lose shelter after floods inundate camps
news.un.org | 2021-01-27
Heavy rains and floods in north-west Syria has worsened the plight of tens of thousands of internally displaced persons, destroying their tents, food and belongings in the midst of winter, the UN Office for Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) said on Tuesday.
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Reflecting the Authoritarian Climate, Washington Will Remain Militarized
Editor | scheerpost.com | 2021-01-27
YouTube] By Glenn Greenwald / Substack Washington, DC has been continuously militarized beginning the week leading up to Joe Biden's inauguration, when 20,000 National Guard troops were deployed onto the streets of the nation's capital. The original justification was that this show of massive force was necessary to secure the inauguration in light of the January 6 riot at the Capitol. | Source…
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Reaganism is the Model for Trumpism — Matt Tyrnauer director of 'The Reagans'
Scott Newman | theanalysis.news | 2021-01-27
The documentary series "The Reagans" shows that President Ronald Reagan's roots are corruption, racism, and corporatism. Trumpism is not an anomaly but walks in the footsteps of a right-wing construct aimed at achieving tax cuts for the rich and undoing the New Deal. Director Matt Tyrnauer joins theAnalysis.news with Paul Jay.
theanalysis.news/interviews/reaganism-is-the-model-for-trumpism-matt-tyrauer-director-of-the-reagans/

At the End of the Barrel of a Gun: From Voluntown, Connecticut to D.C
Howard Lisnoff | counterpunch.org | 2021-01-27
Understanding the attack against antiwar activists and protesters at "The Farm" in Voluntown, Connecticut in late August 1968, without the larger context of the antinuclear and antiwar movement, would be like viewing the insurrection in Washington, DC on January 6, 2021, as an aberration. The attack against members of the group the Committee for Non-Violent…
counterpunch.org/2021/01/27/at-the-end-o…

If There's No Fear of Inflation, Why is GOP Against More Stimulus? — Rana Foroohar and Mark Blyth
Paul Jay | theanalysis.news | 2021-01-27
If there were a real fear of inflation, there wouldn't be such an appetite for long term government debt at what amounts to a negative interest rate. Rana Foroohar and Mark Blyth on theAnalysis.news with Paul Jay.
theanalysis.news/interviews/if-theres-no-fear-of-inflation-why-is-gop-against-more-stimulus-rana-foroohar-and-mark-blyth/

Sanders, Warren Warn Senate Majority Will Be Used in 'Very Aggressive Way' if GOP Blocks Stimulus
Benjamin Fearnow | zcomm.org | 2021-01-27
Both Sanders and Warren said the timely passage of another massive stimulus bill is more important than waiting on GOP lawmakers mired in gridlock…
zcomm.org/znetarticle/sanders-warren-war…

Corona crisis, capital and politics
Jorg Goldberg, Andre Leisewitz &Jurgen Reusch | indybay.org | 2021-01-27
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.
indybay.org/newsitems/2021/01/26/1883957…

Israel worried by US plans to lift ICC sanctions
yenisafak.com | 2021-01-27
Israel has voiced concern over US plans to lift sanctions imposed on the International Criminal Court (ICC) by the former administration of Donald Trump, according to local media on Wednesday. | The Jerusalem Post newspaper said Washington, by this move, would allow ICC's Chief Prosecutor Fatou Bensouda to open a full investigation into suspicions of Israeli war crimes against Palestinians. | The daily warned that the ICC investigation could "come with arrest warrants for prominent Israeli military and diplomatic officials, past and present". | "We would hope that we can find common ground with the incoming admin…
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The 'Humanitarian' Left Still Ignores the Lessons of Iraq, Libya and Syria to Cheer on More War
Jonathan Cook | counterpunch.org | 2021-01-27
The instinct among parts of the left to cheerlead the right's war crimes, so long as they are dressed up as liberal "humanitarianism", is alive and kicking, as Owen Jones revealed in a column last week on the plight of the Uighurs at China's hands. The "humanitarian war" instinct persists even after two decades of…
counterpunch.org/2021/01/27/the-humanita…

Bernie Sanders Is Right, and Joe Biden Is Wrong. We Still Need Medicare for All
Natalie Shure | zcomm.org | 2021-01-27
Joe Biden and the Democratic establishment refuse to push Medicare for All even as COVID-19 continues to ravage the country…
zcomm.org/znetarticle/1042665/

Turmoil as EU Citizens Offered Money to Voluntarily Leave UK Post-Brexit
sputniknews.com | 2021-01-27
Campaigners for living conditions for EU migrants in the UK have deemed the initiative as controversial, saying the financial incentives are in direct contradiction with the government's assurances that they are set to help vulnerable EU nationals on British soil.
sputniknews.com/uk/202101271081896737-tu…

Emma and Emmanuel: a Marriage Through Prison Walls
Susie Day | counterpunch.org | 2021-01-27
Emmanuella and Emmanuel Pierre call each other "Twin." It makes sense, since they both have practically the same first name and were both born on April 10, 1978, to different Caribbean immigrant families, one in Canada; the other in the U.S. They met when they were ten years old, on a Brooklyn playground. Emmanuella –…
counterpunch.org/2021/01/27/emma-and-emm…

No Likely Change in US Dirty Business as Usual. Pro-Navalny Protests in Russia
Stephen Lendman | globalresearch.ca | 2021-01-27
Straightaway after replacing Trump by election theft, the illegitimately installed Biden/Harris regime targeted Russia, China, and domestic freedoms — the latter by inventing a domestic terrorist threat that doesn't exist except when state-sponsored. | It's an ominous sign for what's likely …
globalresearch.ca/no-likely-change-us-di…

Saving the New START Arms Control Agreement between the US and Russia
Stephen Lendman | globalresearch.ca | 2021-01-27
The last remaining arms control agreement between Russia and the US expires on February 5 unless extended at the 11th hour. | Hardline Trump regime's arms control negotiator Marshall Billingslea rejected Vladimir Putin's good faith offer to extend it for another …
globalresearch.ca/saving-the-new-start-a…

Biden's Presidency Has Already Failed
Ted Rall | counterpunch.org | 2021-01-27
Donald Trump may soon look back at his defeat as the best thing that ever happened to him. The former president has been disgraced, double-impeached and faces criminal prosecution. Fortunately for him, he slipped out of D.C. just in time to avoid the blame for an economic catastrophe no one can fix. No one inside…
counterpunch.org/2021/01/27/bidens-presi…

45 Senate Republicans join the fascist attack on America
John Wojcik | peoplesworld.org | 2021-01-27
WASHINGTON — Forty-five Republican senators, including Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.), voted yesterday to dismiss the Senate impeachment trial of former President Donald Trump for his incitement of the fascist coup at the U.S. Capitol. It didn't matter to the 45 Republican senators yesterday that Trump sent mobs to assassinate House Speaker Nancy Pelosi …
peoplesworld.org/article/45-senate-repub…

Australia relaxes restrictions after 10 days without local Covid-19 cases
Online News Editor | laprensalatina.com | 2021-01-27
Sydney, Australia, Jan 27 (efe-epa).- Australian authorities announced on Wednesday the relaxation of social restrictions imposed in the state of New South Wales due to a Covid-19 outbreak in Sydney, after recording 10 days without local infections of the virus throughout the country. "Advice just received of a 10th consecutive day of zero cases of …
laprensalatina.com/australia-relaxes-res…

UK's handling of pandemic labelled 'system failure' by public health expert
The Canary | thecanary.co | 2021-01-27
There was a "system failure" in the UK's handling of the coronavirus pandemic, a public health expert has said.Professor Linda Bauld said the UK was underprepared for a virus like Covid-19, and Europe failed to learn from how south-east Asian countries responded to the pandemic.She said some of the decisions made in the UK "directly contributed" to the second wave, as she described the failure to ramp up contact tracing in March as a "fundamental mistake".Prof Bauld, professor of public health at the University of Edinburgh, was speaking after the number of UK coronavirus deaths passed 100,000. | She told BBC Rad…
thecanary.co/uk/2021/01/27/uks-handling-…

'Military grenades' injure 9 soldiers during clashes with anti-lockdown protesters in Lebanon's Tripoli
rt.com | 2021-01-27
At least nine Lebanese soldiers have been injured in Tripoli, one critically, by a grenade attack, in a third consecutive night of clashes during protests against ongoing Covid restrictions and the country's economic crisis. | Lebanon's Internal Security Forces said in a statement that "the grenades that were fired at the officers were military grenades" and were not Molotov cocktails. The incident occurred as protesters attempted to force their way into the building housing the Governorate of North Lebanon. | "We warn that we will deal with the attackers with severity and decisiveness, using all available mea…
rt.com/news/513832-lebanon-protests-gren…

UEFA boss Ceferin 'optimistic' that European Championships will still be held in 12 cities despite Covid-19 concerns
rt.com | 2021-01-27
UEFA president Aleksander Ceferin has doubled down on the original plans for last summer's postponed European Championships, saying that the tournament is vital in padding the coffers of football's various governing bodies. | European football's premier international tournament was slated to take place last summer in 12 European countries, the first time that the tournament was to be held in a continent-wide capacity. However, the onset of the global Covid-19 pandemic laid waste to most major sport across the globe and prompted UEFA to reschedule to this coming summer. | The plight of the virus is still being…
rt.com/sport/513815-euro2020-uefa-europe…

Bill Gates shocked by Covid conspiracy theories about him and Fauci, suggests social media firms may help censor such 'evil' talk
rt.com | 2021-01-27
Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates is looking to possibly enlist the help of Big Tech to help censor offending online voices after he and US Covid-19 czar Anthony Fauci were victimized by "evil" conspiracy theories. | "Nobody would have predicted that I and Dr. Fauci would be so prominent in really kind of evil theories about — did we create the pandemic, are we trying to profit from it? — and on and on," Gates said Wednesday in a Reuters interview. | Gates, whose foundation has committed upward of $1.75 billion to help fight th…
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Biden vows to procure vaccines for 300 million Americans by summer, but says masks 'best defense' against Covid-19 for now
rt.com | 2021-01-27
US President Joe Biden said his administration will soon buy another 200 million doses of the coronavirus vaccine, set for delivery this summer, but added that masks, not inoculations, are the "best defense" in the coming months. | The president said on Tuesday that he directed his Covid-19 response coordinator, Jeff Zients, to begin working with Pfizer and Moderna for the purchases, hoping to boost the country's total vaccine supply from 400 million to 600 million shots by summertime. | "We believe we'll soon be able to confirm the purchase of an additional 100 million doses for each of the two FDA authorized…
rt.com/usa/513715-biden-200-million-vacc…

Not the Bee! If 2 masks are good, 3 masks are better, CNBC claims — echoing notorious satire site
rt.com | 2021-01-27
CNBC's embrace of multiple masking to stop the spread of Covid-19 has reached Babylon Bee levels — literally — as the infamous satire outlet published a story on triple-masking on the same day that CNBC encouraged the behavior. | Capitalizing on audience confusion over whether masks are supposed to protect others or the wearer, CNBC's Contessa Brewer explained (in an increasingly muffled voice as she demonstrated proper mask application on camera) on Monday that while the first mask protects others, the second one protects the wearer. | This is especially important as new and seemingly more contagi…
rt.com/usa/513799-triple-mask-protection…

Professor who used Nazi salute in 'free speech' protest retires after being canceled by university
rt.com | 2021-01-27
An archaeology professor who used a Nazi salute to make a point about free speech has retired after facing a vicious backlash including having his course canceled by the University of Pennsylvania. | The controversy erupted earlier this month when Robert Schuyler used the gesture during the annual meeting of the Society for Historical Archaeology (SHA). | It happened after the event moderator gave Schuyler permission to interrupt another speaker only for the other speaker, Liz Quinlan, to deem his question, which was about how the Covid-19 pandemic had impacted membership renewals for 2021, off topic. | &sbquo…
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Professor who used Nazi salute in 'free speech' protest retires after being canceled by university
rt.com | 2021-01-27
An archaeology professor who used a Nazi salute to make a point about free speech has retired after facing a vicious backlash including having his course canceled by the University of Pennsylvania. | The controversy erupted earlier this month when Robert Schuyler used the gesture during the annual meeting of the Society for Historical Archaeology (SHA). | It happened after the event moderator gave Schuyler permission to interrupt another speaker only for the other speaker, Liz Quinlan, to deem his question, which was about how the Covid-19 pandemic had impacted membership renewals for 2021, off topic. | "I'm s…
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Ro Khanna Warns Democrats Against Restricting Eligibility for COVID Checks
Staff | truthout.org | 2021-01-27
Progressive Congressman Ro Khanna on Wednesday cautioned President Joe Biden and the Democratic leadership against further restricting eligibility for any future round of direct coronavirus relief payments, warning that excluding many struggling middle-class Americans from checks would be misguided and politically disastrous. | "This is not just bad economics, but terrible politics," Khanna (D-Calif.) tweeted in response to a…
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Vaccine War! EU Demands AstraZeneca Hand Over 75m UK-Made COVID-19 Jabs
sputniknews.com | 2021-01-27
The UK's coronavirus vaccination programme is five times more advanced than the EU's, with 10 per cent of the British population inoculated versus just two per cent across the 27-member bloc. the European Commission's response has been to restrict exports of jabs to non-EU countries.
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Iran COVID-19 update: 91 deaths, 6,608 cases in 24 hours
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2021-01-27
TEHRAN, Jan. 27 (MNA) — The Iranian Health Ministry has confirmed 6,608 COVID-19 infections and 91 deaths due to the disease in the past 24 hours.
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Total lockdown imposed in central Peru as COVID-19 surges
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2021-01-27
TEHRAN, Jan. 27 (MNA) — Peru introduced strict new measures to curb the spread of the coronavirus in the wake of the death of a vaccine volunteer who was given a placebo rather than the actual vaccine.
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VIDEO: Clashes in occupied territories over COVID restriction
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2021-01-27
TEHRAN, Jan. 27 (MNA) — Ultra-Orthodox Jewish demonstrators clashed with Israeli regime police as authorities faced new difficulties in enforcing coronavirus restrictions among the occupied land's religious communities.
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Nepal rolls out Covid-19 vaccination campaign
Online News Editor | laprensalatina.com | 2021-01-27
Kathmandu, Jan 27 (efe-epa).- Nepal on Wednesday launched its national vaccination campaign against the new coronavirus, a completely free process which is expected to cover 72 percent of the country's around 30 million residents within the next three months. Nepalese Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli inaugurated the campaign through videoconferencing from his residence, announcing that …
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Mexico's Covid death toll 56 pct. more than reported for Jan.-Aug. 2020
Online News Editor | laprensalatina.com | 2021-01-27
Mexico City, Jan 27 (efe-epa).- Mexico suffered 108,658 confirmed Covid-19 deaths in the first eight months of 2020, a figure 55.56 percent greater than the 69,849 deaths reported by health authorities, according to a report released on Wednesday by the National Institute of Statistics and Geography (INEGI) based on official lists of deaths and death …
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Peruvians desperately seek oxygen refills as 2nd wave of coronavirus hits
Online News Editor | laprensalatina.com | 2021-01-27
By Carla Samon Ros Lima, Jan 27 (efe-epa).- Desperate family members are once again seeking oxygen tank refills for loved ones battling Covid-19 in Peru, where people have been forced to sleep out in the elements in hopes of acquiring that scarce commodity. In recent days, hundreds of empty green tanks have been lined up …
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Covid-19 vaccine to be available in Eastern Mediterranean in February
Online News Editor | laprensalatina.com | 2021-01-27
Cairo, Jan 27 (efe-epa).- The Eastern Mediterranean region will receive Covid-19 vaccines in February, with plans to reach 25 million doses in March, through the Covax facility, the World Health Organization (WHO) said Wednesday. "We know that by February we will start to have some doses and we will reach about 25 million doses in …
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Portugal health system struggling as daily Covid deaths hit 293
Online News Editor | laprensalatina.com | 2021-01-27
Lisbon, Jan 27 (efe-epa).- Portugal is reaching its maximum hospital capacity as health authorities on Wednesday recorded a new record number of 293 deaths in a single day and dozens had to be transferred from hospitals as oxygen systems failed to match demand. The current wave of Covid-19 in the Atlantic nation, which weathered the …
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China Using 'Accurate' Anal Swabs to Test for COVID-19, Report Says
sputniknews.com | 2021-01-27
Although many have deemed a nasal COVID-19 test as uncomfortable, there is perhaps another option that is arguably even more so, but, notably, in equal measure conclusive.
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The majority does not rule in the U.S
Jesse Jackson | peoplesworld.org | 2021-01-27
The majority does not rule in the United States. The foundation of any democracy — one person, one vote — is mocked by institutionalized impediments that allow the minority to win even when they lose at the ballot box. In this era, even when Democrats win, they lose. And the will of the majority of …
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'Turkish customs successfully fighting smuggling'
yenisafak.com | 2021-01-27
Turkish customs officials made great strides in the fight against smuggling last year, the country's trade minister said on Wednesday.Customs procedures continue to be of critical importance in terms of both trade and development of the global economy, Ruhsar Pekcan said in her address at the World Customs Day Event and Award Ceremony held at the ministry."Despite the fact that economic activity and mobility decreased on a global scale due to the coronavirus pandemic, we had many record-breaking seizures in our customs," she said."In order to maintain the highest level of service quality in customs processes and…
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Erdogan says Islamophobia, xenophobia must stop
yenisafak.com | 2021-01-27
His remarks came in a video message released on the occasion of the International Holocaust Remembrance Day."The International community should take action so that tragedies such as the Holocaust, Bosnia, Rwanda, and Cambodia do not recur," he said.Erdogan said that humanity is going through a difficult period, adding that the "racism virus" has become increasingly widespread along with the pandemic.He underlined that there is a "serious increase" in acts of violence on places of worship, such as mosques, synagogues, and churches."Hate crimes against some segments of society with different ethnic identities, reli…
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Turkey looks to be developer of next-gen technologies
yenisafak.com | 2021-01-27
Turkey is looking to be the developer of cutting-edge technologies, not just a market, the country's industry and technology minister said on Wednesday."Our target is clear: to be one of the leading countries of the Fourth Industrial Revolution as a developer, not the market, of next-generation technologies," Mustafa Varank told a virtual conference held by the Turkish Industry and Business Association (TUSIAD).Noting that the coronavirus outbreak triggered a digital transformation in various sectors, from industry to health, Varank said: "Throughout the pandemic, we showed an exemplary performance in the digita…
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Erdogan says Islamophobia, xenophobia must stop
yenisafak.com | 2021-01-27
The world should step up to say "stop" to Islamophobia and xenophobia which have multiplied in recent years through the use of digital platforms, Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Wednesday.His remarks came in a video message released on the occasion of the International Holocaust Remembrance Day."The International community should take action so that tragedies such as the Holocaust, Bosnia, Rwanda, and Cambodia do not recur," he said.Erdogan said that humanity is going through a difficult period, adding that the "racism virus" has become increasingly widespread along with the pandemic.He underlined th…
yenisafak.com/en/news/erdogan-says-islam…

Boeing records $11.9 billion loss in 2020
Online News Editor | laprensalatina.com | 2021-01-27
New York, Jan 27 (efe-epa).- Aviation giant Boeing recorded a net loss of $11.9 billion in 2020 due to the impact of coronavirus pandemic as well as the 737 Max safety crisis, the company reported Wednesday. The turnover rate of Boeing fell by 24 percent year-on-year, to $58.2 billion, while the operating cash flow was …
laprensalatina.com/boeing-records-11-9-b…

Sunrise Movement's Varshini Prakash: Biden's Climate Agenda Must Go Beyond Undoing Trump's Damage
Staff | democracynow.org | 2021-01-27
President Joe Biden is expected to issue executive orders to suspend new oil and gas leasing on federal property, reestablish a White House council of science advisers, and set a goal to protect 30% of federal land and water by 2030. He is also predicted to announce a number of initiatives prioritizing environmental justice by creating a White House interagency council on environmental justice and directing federal agencies to invest more in communities of color heavily impacted by pollution and the climate crisis. These actions, as well as executive orders to cancel the Keystone XL pipeline and put a moratorium…
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An 'act of ecocide' shows how far the world is from treating the climate crisis like the emergency it is
Tracy Keeling | thecanary.co | 2021-01-27
The UN released the largest ever opinion poll on the climate crisis on 26 January. Involving 1.2 million respondents spanning 50 countries around the world, the People's Climate Vote is both comprehensive and crystal clear. It found that two-thirds of people believe we are in a "global emergency" an…
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B'nai B'rith Smears Leading Palestine Solidarity Activist
Yves Engler | dissidentvoice.org | 2021-01-27
Recently Israel's largest human rights organization concluded the country was run based on a regime of Jewish supremacy. B'Tselem wasn't only referring to the occupied West Bank but an "apartheid" system in place from the Jordan River to the Mediterranean Sea. A week after B'Tselem's report was released, one of Canada's leading lobbyists for the …
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Biden appoints warmongers
Sara Flounders | workers.org | 2021-01-27
The Senate confirmation hearings for Biden's cabinet appointees — which began the week of Jan. 18 — should serve as a sharp warning of the continuation of dangerous U.S. war policies. Jan. 25, 2020, Philadelphia. The corporate media has focused on Biden's promise to overturn many of former-President Trump's policies. . . . | Continue reading Biden appoints warmongers at Workers.org
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B'Tselem's historic declaration, "A Regime of Jewish Supremacy from the Jordan River to the Mediterranean Sea: This is Apartheid"
Ramzy Baroud | juancole.com | 2021-01-27
( Middle East Monitor ) — "A Regime of Jewish Supremacy from the Jordan River to the Mediterranean Sea: This is Apartheid," was the title of a January 12 report by the Israeli rights group B'Tselem. No matter how one is to interpret B'Tselem's findings, the report is earth-shattering. The official Israeli response merely confirmed …
juancole.com/2021/01/declaration-mediter…

Taliban leaders determined to fight US: Shamkhani
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2021-01-27
TEHRAN, Jan. 27 (MNA) — In a tweet on Wed. after meeting with Taliban delegation in Tehran, Iran's Supreme National Security Council (SNSC) Ali Shamkhani said leaders of the group are determined to fight the United States.
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Taliban reject US treasury report over Al Qaeda links
Online News Editor | laprensalatina.com | 2021-01-27
Kabul, Jan 27 (efe-epa).- The Taliban on Wednesday rejected a report by the United States Treasury Department claiming that Al Qaeda was gaining strength in Afghanistan with the collaboration and protection of the Taliban. "We strongly reject this report. The report has been compiled by partisan and warmongering circles based on false information," Taliban spokesperson …
laprensalatina.com/taliban-reject-us-tre…

Russian-American Relations Under Biden: More of the Same Except for One Thing
Andrew Korybko | globalresearch.ca | 2021-01-27
Russian-American relations will remain just as bad under Biden as they were under Trump except for the 46th President's desire to extend the New START for another five years as part of an implied nuclear detente with Moscow after his …
globalresearch.ca/russian-american-relat…

Rewriting history? Newsweek edits 2015 story to align with disputed claim that GOP Sen. Tom Cotton lied about his military record
rt.com | 2021-01-27
Newsweek has been accused of tinkering with its past reporting in order to lend weight to controversial accusations that Senator Tom Cotton (R-Arkansas) misrepresented his military service while running for Congress. | The outlet ran a piece last week in which it highlighted claims that Cotton had wrongfully described himself as a former US Army Ranger during his first election campaign in 2012. Salon was the first to push the allegation, reporting that Cotton had wrongfully attributed himself to be a part of the elite unit during his tours in Iraq and Afghanistan. Rather, the Arkansas senator had attended a t…
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YouTube prolongs Trump suspension citing 'ongoing potential for violence' as Big Tech doubles down on deplatforming policies
rt.com | 2021-01-27
Former US president Donald Trump will remain barred from using YouTube for the foreseeable future, the video-hosting service has announced, adding that it placed new restrictions on Trump lawyer Rudy Guiliani's account. | The Google-owned company said on Tuesday that Trump's channel will remain suspended "in light of concerns about the ongoing potential for violence." | A spokesperson said that YouTube was keeping an eye on "any new developments" surrounding the controversial suspension and would take action accordingly. | Following Twitter's lead, YouTube blocked Trump on January 12, after the riots at the Ca…
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Russian bank in talks with Iran to boost currency exchanges
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2021-01-27
TEHRAN, Jan. 27 (MNA) — Referring to the growth of Iran-Russia trade relations despite the sanctions, the head of the Russian Embassy's Trade Representation said a Russian bank was in Tehran last week to expand monetary exchanges with the country.
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A new left-wing party aims to bring 'Harmony' to the UK
Steve Topple | thecanary.co | 2021-01-27
A new left-wing party has put socialism fully back on the political agenda. But unlike the current Labour and Green parties, its approach is entirely different. Because member-led democracy and mutual aid are at its heart.A "genuinely grassroots" party: The Harmony Party UK formed last year. It was founded by John Urquhart. They are also the party's general secretary and inte…
thecanary.co/feature/2021/01/27/a-new-le…

HS2 protesters reportedly still inside secret tunnel network despite evictions
The Canary | thecanary.co | 2021-01-27
Protesters campaigning against the HS2 rail development are continuing to dig tunnels in a central London park despite evictions taking place, fellow demonstrators have claimed.At least four people are said to still be in the 100 foot network of tunnels that activists have dug under Euston Square Gardens as bailiffs attempt to clear the area.HS2 Rebellion, an alliance of groups and individuals campaigning against the planned high-speed railway, claims the small green space outside Euston Station will be built over with a temporary taxi rank before being sold to developers.A protester with a megaphone outside the…
thecanary.co/uk/news/2021/01/27/hs2-prot…

Government sets out plans to halt new badger cull licences after next year
The Canary | thecanary.co | 2021-01-27
Intensive badger culling to tackle tuberculosis in cattle will no longer get the go-ahead in new areas after 2022, under plans set out by the government. | The controversial badger cull has expanded to cover dozens of areas of England and kill tens of thousands of the protected mammals a year since it began in 2013 to curb bovine tuberculosis (bTB) in livestock. | But last year the government signalled its intention to gradually phase out culling of the wild animals, which can spread the disease to livestock, amid efforts to deploy a bTB vaccine for cattle within five years. | New proposals have now been put out…
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"We did everything we could"
Ralph Underhill | thecanary.co | 2021-01-27
Image descriptionA person is pictured dressed as the grim reaper, in a long black hooded robe, carrying a scythe. A mess of blonde hair is sticking out from under the hood, and a blue tie hangs around the neck. In one hand is a sheaf of papers with the words "PPE contract" on them. A speech bubble reads "We did everything we could". | By Ralph Underhill…
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The corporate press just ran to protect Boris Johnson
Steve Topple | thecanary.co | 2021-01-27
The right-wing establishment corporate media just fell over itself to protect Boris Johnson. Its behaviour is a stain on the UK. And as sociologist Gayle Letherby summed up, these outlets just 'mocked us and all who grieve'.Johnson's "sorrow": Johnson held a press conference on Tuesday 26 January. It came as the number of people who have died from coronavi…
thecanary.co/trending/2021/01/27/the-cor…

Biden executive orders reverse Trump's anti-LGBTQ policies
Morgan Artyukhina | liberationnews.org | 2021-01-27
By any measure, these are all substantive actions that will positively affect the lives of more than 11 million LGBTQ people in the United States during a period of economic, social, and medical catastrophe.
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Tuesday 1/26: Call to Action: Advance Abortion Access, LGBTQ+ Health Care, & Racial Justice w/ NARAL CA
NARAL Pro-Choice California | indybay.org | 2021-01-27
Online Event…
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I'm Nonbinary. My Passport Should Show That
Shige Sakurai | aclu.org | 2021-01-27
My driver's license is just like yours. It has my photo, date of birth, and other standard descriptors. Under gender, however, you'll find not M or F, but X., , In 2017, I became the first person in the country to obtain an official nonbinary, gender-neutral X-marker on my driver's license. I live in Washington D.C., which was among the first jurisdictions in the U.S. to officially offer an X marker to recognize nonbinary people as well as those who simply want a gender-neutral form of ID. At the same time, D.C. also removed requirements for a medical or third-party certification of gender to correct a gender…
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Venezuela Neutralizes Operation Red October, Terrorist Plot Led By Guaidó
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2021-01-27
At a press conference, Venezuelan National Assembly (AN) deputy, Freddy Bernal, reported on the results of an investigation by the General Directorate of Military Counterintelligence (DGCIM) in Caracas, on the so-called Operation Red October. | This operation aimed to assassinate several civilians and soldiers and damage military infrastructure and was allegedly led by former anti-Chavista deputy Juan Guaidó. | Bernal stressed that the operations were organized by a subject born in Colombia, but who has North American nationality, named Ben Smith Benson.
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The Trump-Biden Transition In The Wake Of The Capitol Building Riot
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2021-01-27
The Capitol building riot of January 6 marked the messiest transition in recent history of ruling class power from one chief executive of the capitalist world to the next. If that history is any guide, the change of guard neither portends better treatment of working people nor a reduction of the threat of fascism. | Trump may have been booted off the mainstage, but the next act promises to be worse. Beyond the particularities of either Mr. Trump's or Mr. Biden's personalities or even the parties they represent, fundamental institutional factors have and will likely determine the trajectory of neoliberal capitalis…
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While America Was Sleeping
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2021-01-27
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 farmer strolls out of his colonial village to go hunting in the Catskill Mountains. There he happens upon a group of mysterious men, drinks deep from their keg of liquor, and falls into a long sleep. He awakens to find that he's grown a white beard down to his belly and his youth has withered into an…
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Farmers' Parade Takes Center Stage On India's Republic Day
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2021-01-27
New Delhi, India – January 26, the day India became a Republic, is traditionally celebrated at Rajpath — the road from the India Gate to the President's residence — in New Delhi. The ceremony includes a parade that is a display of the might of India's military and showcases the cultural diversity of India. | This year, however, the center stage was taken not by the ceremonial parade, but the farmers' parade that was being held in the capital city. The peaceful rally of farmers on tractors was supposed to commence from three different points in the city and follow pre-approved routes for all three. Whi…
popularresistance.org/farmers-parade-tak…

Introduction To Budget 'Reconciliation'
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2021-01-27
With majorities in the House and Senate, Democratic leaders may well use a special legislative process called "reconciliation" to quickly advance high-priority fiscal legislation. Created by the Congressional Budget Act of 1974, reconciliation allows for expedited consideration of certain tax, spending, and debt limit legislation. In the Senate, reconciliation bills aren't subject to filibuster and the scope of amendments is limited, giving this process real advantages for enacting controversial budget and tax measures. This paper addresses some frequently asked questions about reconciliation.
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Corporations Battle Apache Tribes To Build North America's Biggest Copper Mine
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2021-01-27
"This place is very holy and religious to us." | Wendsler Nosie Senior, an elder of the San Carlos Apache Tribe, is describing his people's land, Oak Flat or Chi'chil Bildagoteel, in the Arizona desert in the US south-west. | The site in the Tonto National Forest is a popular camping and hiking ground and contains sacred cultural heritage locations that include rock carvings, burial sites and the Apache Leap, where Apache warriors jumped to their death after being driven to the edge of the cliff by the US cavalry. | But earlier this month, in the dying days of the Trump administration, the US Government handed ov…
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Renewed Appeal To Stop The War On Yemen
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2021-01-27
Today, the choice between an end to the armed conflict with negotiations for a renewal of a Yemeni State on the basis of the con-federal system proposed and continued fighting in the hope that one faction become a "winner-take-all" is relatively clear. The Association of World Citizens is resolutely for an end to the armed conflict with serious negotiations on the structure of a future State. We do not underestimate the difficulties. Creating a national society of individuals willing to cooperate will not be easy. Regional divisions will not be easy to bridge. However a start on structuring a future society shoul…
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Activists Block Trucks Of Company Transporting Weapons To Saudi Arabia
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2021-01-27
Hamilton, Ontario – Members and allies of anti-war organizations World BEYOND War and Labour Against the Arms Trade are blocking trucks at Paddock Transport International, a Hamilton-area transportation company involved in shipping Canadian-made, light armoured vehicles to Saudi Arabia. | The activists are calling on Paddock to end its complicity in the brutal Saudi-led war in Yemen, which has killed almost a quarter of a million people, and calling on the Canadian government to end arms exports to Saudi Arabia. | …
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US Proposes 5-year Extension Of Nuclear Arms Treaty With Russia
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2021-01-27
The United States will seek a five-year extension of the New START nuclear arms reduction treaty with Russia — the last remaining non-proliferation treaty between the two nations, White House press secretary Jen Psaki confirmed on Thursday. | The New START, which came into force in 2011, limits the number of nuclear warheads and intercontinental ballistic missiles that each country can deploy. It was due to expire next month. | …
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Proud Boys Leader Was 'Prolific' Informer For Law Enforcement
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2021-01-27
Washington, DC – Enrique Tarrio, the leader of the Proud Boys extremist group, has a past as an informer for federal and local law enforcement, repeatedly working undercover for investigators after he was arrested in 2012, according to a former prosecutor and a transcript of a 2014 federal court proceeding obtained by Reuters. | In the Miami hearing, a federal prosecutor, a Federal Bureau of Investigation agent and Tarrio's own lawyer described his undercover work and said he had helped authorities prosecute more than a dozen people in various cases involving drugs, gambling and human smuggling. | Tarrio, in an i…
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Barcelona presidential hopeful Laporta blasts 'disrespectful' PSG over Messi overtures, threatens FIFA action
rt.com | 2021-01-27
Barcelona presidential hopeful Joan Laporta has threatened action against Paris Saint-Germain over the French club's public advances towards Lionel Messi. | Messi, 33, is free to leave Barcelona at the end of June and could finally complete the move away from the Nou Camp which he was forced to abandon last summer. | The Argentine has been linked with a reunion with former Barca boss Pep Guardiola at Manchester City or a move to PSG — who have increasingly made their intentions clear in recent weeks. | PSG director Leonardo was recently quoted as saying that players such as Messi would "always be on their…
rt.com/sport/513810-laporta-barcelona-th…

Being on Parler & Gab apparently cost New York literary agency employee her job… after one Twitter complaint
rt.com | 2021-01-27
Internet commenters have decried the rise of social justice-fueled intolerance, after a woman was purportedly fired from her job simply for having accounts on conservative-leaning social media platforms. | Colleen Oefelein, an associate literary agent with the New York City-based Jennifer De Chiara Literary Agency, was sacked after her boss learned that she owned accounts on Gab and Parler. The agency's owner, Jennifer DeChiara, publicly announced on Twitter that the firm had dropped Oefelein after making the "distressing" discovery. | "We do not condone this activity, and apologize to anyone who has been affe…
rt.com/usa/513737-literary-agency-fired-…

After agreeing New START extension, Moscow warns treaty may not last long if US attempts to 'undermine Russia's national security'
rt.com | 2021-01-27
A day after Moscow and Washington agreed on a long-awaited extension to the New START nuclear arms reduction treaty, a senior Russian diplomat has warned that the deal may not hold up if the US acts improperly. | Speaking to journalists on Wednesday, Deputy Foreign Minister Sergey Ryabkov warned Washington against any "destructive action" or attempts to "undermine Russia's national security," noting that it could lead to Moscow deciding on "withdrawal from the treaty." | "All stipulations, all statements, all elements [about the right to withdraw] from the 2011 ratification remain in force," Ryabkov said. On W…
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NASDAQ temporarily shuts down stock trading after internet trolls destroy hedge fund with GameStop stock
rt.com | 2021-01-27
The NASDAQ has paused trading after internet "degenerates" spotted Wall Street gearing up to make a killing, beat the traders at their own game, and got filthy rich while destroying the US' top hedge funds. Buckle up. | "We are actively monitoring social media chatter and will halt stock if we match chatter with unusual activity in stocks," NASDAQ CEO Adena Friedman announced on Wednesday morning. Speaking to CNBC, Friedman demanded regulators intervene to stop the "manipulation" that's seen amateur investors completely leave one of America's top hedge funds, Melvin Capital, teetering on the edge of bankruptcy…
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NASDAQ temporarily shuts down stock trading after internet trolls destroy hedge fund with GameStop stock
rt.com | 2021-01-27
The NASDAQ has paused trading after internet "degenerates" spotted Wall Street gearing up to make a killing, beat the traders at their own game, and got filthy rich while destroying the US' top hedge funds. Buckle up. | "We are actively monitoring social media chatter and will halt stock if we match chatter with unusual activity in stocks," NASDAQ CEO Adena Friedman announced on Wednesday morning. Speaking to CNBC, Friedman demanded regulators intervene to stop the "manipulation" that's seen amateur investors completely leave one of America's top hedge funds, Melvin Capital, teetering on the edge of bankruptcy…
rt.com/usa/513819-gamestop-stock-trading…

DOJ & EPA to get 'Climate Justice' offices under Biden's executive orders
rt.com | 2021-01-27
Declaring his commitment to "environmental justice" for "disadvantaged communities," US President Joe Biden has ordered the creation of new enforcement offices in two departments and a regulatory agency. | As part of a sweeping executive order signed on Wednesday, the new or expanded "climate justice" offices will be established at the Department of Justice (DOJ), Health and Human Services (HHS) and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). | "We know the communities who are being hurt, and we know we have to start enforcing the standards today in ensuring that they are part of the solution," Gina McCarthy, B…
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US put on 'heightened terrorist threat' alert through APRIL, DHS cites concerns over politically 'frustrated' Americans
rt.com | 2021-01-27
The US Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is citing the Capitol unrest to declare a heightened threat of domestic terrorism through April, saying some "individuals" might be frustrated with the Biden administration. | The National Terrorism Advisory System (NTAS) Bulletin issued Wednesday warns that "some ideologically-motivated violent extremists with objections to the exercise of governmental authority and the presidential transition, as well as other perceived grievances f…
rt.com/usa/513821-dhs-bulletin-terrorism…

Biden's climate crusade: Oil and gas drilling BANNED on federal land in new round of executive orders
rt.com | 2021-01-27
President Joe Biden has signed more climate-focused executive orders. Among them are directives setting climate change as a national security priority, and imposing a controversial ban on fossil fuel drilling on federal land. | Biden's latest round of executive orders come after a record-breaking 40 presidential decrees during his first week in office. After day-one orders signing the US back up to the Paris climate agreement and cancelling the completion of the Keystone XL oil pipeline, Biden's latest round of orders, signed on Wednesday, again focus on the environment. | Pres. Biden signs a series of actions…
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US eases ban on security investments that finance Chinese military companies
rt.com | 2021-01-27
The Biden administration has reversed Trump-era restrictions and reauthorized most US investments in companies owned or controlled by the Chinese military, according to a Treasury Department notice. | In mid-November, then-President Donald Trump signed an executive order prohibiting American investments in Chinese companies linked to the country's military, forcing US stock exchanges to delist companies. | Reversing the previous president's action, Biden has moved to authorize most investments in companies "whose name closely matches, but does not exactly match, the name of a Communist Chinese military company…
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Moscow issues hefty fines to US state-run media RFERL for failure to declare 'foreign agent' status on material aimed at Russians
rt.com | 2021-01-27
Russia's national media watchdog has slapped a media outlet funded and controlled by the US Government with a large fine, after it was found to have failed to declare its links with Washington to audiences, as required by law. | Roskomnadzor, the country's press regulator, announced on Wednesday that a court had ruled in its favor over charges brought against Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty (RFERL). In a statement, the agency said that it had been fined "for the lack of labelling of information disseminated on the websites of fo…
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WATCH Larry King's last, never-before-aired interview with RT America's Rick Sanchez this Friday
rt.com | 2021-01-27
Larry King, a pioneer of the media whose influence cannot be overstated, passed away last week at the age of 87. RT America will broadcast his final interview, conducted by his friend, veteran journalist Rick Sanchez. | King's passing followed the loss of his son Andy to a fatal heart attack in July, and of his daughter Chaia to lung cancer in August. | The entire field of broadcast media is shaped to its core by the gold standard that Larry established, and the debt owed to him by all practitioners of his craft can never be repaid in full. | He attained national prominence as host of The Larry King Show, t…
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'He loves me too much': Pogba says Zlatan isn't racist after storm over 'voodoo' jibe to Lukaku
rt.com | 2021-01-27
Paul Pogba has come out in support of Zlatan Ibrahimovic after the Swede was accused of racism for referencing "voodoo" in a bust-up with former Manchester United teammate Romelu Lukaku. | Tempers flared between Ibrahimovic and Lukaku as they lined up on opposite sides when AC Milan met city rivals Inter in the Coppa Italia quarterfinal at the San Siro on Tuesday night. | The two forwards exchanged words at the end of the first half before coming together to butt heads. | After Lukaku reportedly threatened Ibrahimovic that he would "see him inside," the Swede was heard taunting Lukaku with the phrase "call you…
rt.com/sport/513818-pogba-backs-zlatan-l…

Google ditching Apple tool to track iPhone users & dodge pop-up warning on data collection
rt.com | 2021-01-27
New Apple rules that introduce an obligatory pop-up warning to users that their browsing data is being stored for advertising purposes has prompted Google to stop using the company's tracking tool in its iOS products. | Apple's new rules will see users asked to opt in if they want to allow advertisers to use their information through what's known as an 'identifier for advertisers' (IDFA). The IDFA is a unique code on each iPhone that essentially allows for the users to be tracked across multiple aps in order to determine which adverts should be shown to them. | Under the new rules, which Apple said will come i…
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US freezes sales of missiles to Saudi Arabia and F-35s to UAE as it reviews Trump-era arms deals
rt.com | 2021-01-27
The US has temporarily frozen some pending arms sales to allied states while the Biden administration reviews weapons deals agreed under President Donald Trump, according to officials at the State Department. | The move affects precision-guided missiles sold to Saudi Arabia and F-35 fighter jets to the United Arab Emirates (UAE), among other deals not identified by the State Department. | American arms manufacturers Raytheon Technologies and Lockheed Martin both have contracts with the two Arab nations. | "This is a routine administrative action typical to most any transition, and demonstrates the Administrati…
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'They just want to defend Biden,' The Scoop co-founder tells RT after Facebook ban, accusing platforms of anti-conservative bias
rt.com | 2021-01-27
Steeve Strange — co-founder of the conservative news site The Scoop, whose personal page was banned on Facebook over an anti-Biden group — has told RT that he flouted no rules and was swept up in a broader anti-conservative purge. | Facebook permanently disabled Strange's account together with that of The Scoop's other co-founder, Cameron Shizznit, for violating "community standards" earlier this week. | It came shortly after the Mark Zuckerberg-owned platform yanked the duo's group, called "Patriots Against Joe Biden." In a message justifying the deletion, Facebook said that any "pages that are ha…
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Epstein confidante Ghislaine Maxwell tries playing the RACE CARD, says grand jury that indicted her was TOO WHITE
rt.com | 2021-01-27
Accused child sex trafficker Ghislaine Maxwell has offered a novel reason for dropping the charges in her case: The federal grand jury that indicted her didn't have enough black and Hispanic people. | Lawyers for Maxwell, who is white, argued in court filings on Monday that because she was indicted by a grand jury in White Plains, New York, rather than Manhattan, the jury pool had a lower proportion of blacks and Hispanics than the community where she allegedly committed the crimes in question. | "The fact that Ms. Maxwell herself is neither black nor Hispanic does not deprive her of standing to raise this cha…
rt.com/usa/513716-ghislaine-maxwell-jury…

Airline pilots capture video of 'extremely bright UFO' during flight in Pakistan (VIDEOS)
rt.com | 2021-01-27
Two Pakistan International Airlines pilots have captured intriguing video footage of an "extremely bright UFO" during a domestic flight. The video has gone viral in Pakistan. | It emerged Wednesday that the pilots saw the strange object during a flight from Karachi to Lahore at around 4pm on January 23. The plane was travelling at an altitude of 35,000 feet when the sighting occurred. | "The UFO was extremely bright despite the presence of sunlight," the pilot said, speaking to Pakistan's Geo News. | One of the flight team beg…
rt.com/news/513822-pilots-ufo-pakistan-v…

Coronavirus more likely to spread inside through maskless talking than coughing
imperial.ac.uk | 2021-01-27
Cambridge and Imperial researchers found that coronavirus is more likely to spread through prolonged talking than coughing in badly ventilated spaces.
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Podcast: Election misinformation, future of the NHS, and better cancer surgery
imperial.ac.uk | 2021-01-27
In this edition: Spreading US election misinformation, deciding the future of the NHS, and improving breast cancer surgery.
imperial.ac.uk/news/213453/podcast-election-misinformation-future-nhs-better

For Peace With North Korea, Biden Must End the US-South Korea Military Exercises
Staff | truthout.org | 2021-01-27
One of the thorniest foreign policy challenges the Biden administration will need to face is a nuclear-armed North Korea. Talks between the U.S. and North Korea have been stalled since 2019, and North Korea has continued to develop its weapons arsenal, recently unveiling what appears to be its largest intercontinental ballistic missile. | As a retired U.S. Army Colonel and U.S. diplomat with 40 years…
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GOP Senators Appear Ready to Let Trump Get Away With Inciting Capitol Attack
Staff | truthout.org | 2021-01-27
The ongoing civil war within the GOP had a deeply clarifying moment yesterday. If Tuesday's events are the writing on the Republican wall, Donald Trump need not fear conviction in the Senate or loss of influence within the party. Even now — after losing the House, Senate and White House and being deeply complicit in a violent attack on the Capitol itself — the disgraced disaster zone of a former president still appears to be running through the raindrops without getting wet. And,…
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From Survival to Solidarity: Emerging From the Wreckage of the Trump Era
Staff | truthout.org | 2021-01-27
As we navigate the wreckage of the Trump administration, how can we respond to crisis from a place of power? In the season finale of "Movement Memos," Kelly Hayes and Ejeris Dixon talk about the dangers we still face, the relationships we need, and how we can help each other do more than simply survive these times. | TRANSCRIPT: | Note: This a rush transcript and has been lightly edited for clarity. Copy may not be in its final form. | Kelly Hayes: Welcome to "Movement Memos," a Truthout po…
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Dems Try to Fix "Taxation Without Representation" in DC, Renew Statehood Push
Staff | truthout.org | 2021-01-27
Democrats from the Senate and House introduced legislation on Wednesday that would make Washington, D.C., the 51st state. | The bill was reintroduced in the House by Eleanor Holmes Norton, a nonvoting delegate in the House who represents D.C. In the Senate, Tom Carper (D-Delaware) reintroduced the bill with the support of over three dozen of his fellow Democrats. Norton said on Tuesday that the bill now h…
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Biden's Private Prison Executive Order Doesn't Undo Mass Incarceration
Staff | truthout.org | 2021-01-27
On January 26, 2021, President Joe Biden signed a series of executive orders in the name of advancing racial equity. One of the most high-profile orders resurrected an Obama-era policy to phase out…
truthout.org/articles/bidens-private-pri…

Only Five GOP Senators Rejected Effort to Declare Impeachment Unconstitutional
Staff | truthout.org | 2021-01-27
On Tuesday, Senator Rand Paul (R-Kentucky) attempted to introduce a motion to the Senate to declare the upcoming impeachment trial for Donald Trump unconstitutional. The resolution was shot down by the Senate, 55-45. Five Republicans voted to table the resolution. | The vote, ahead of the impeachment trial that's scheduled to start next month, may be viewed as a precursor of how Senate Republicans may be expected to vote on the impeachment. The 55 votes to table Paul's resolution fall far s…
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At least 126 Daesh suspects nabbed in Turkey
yenisafak.com | 2021-01-27
At least 126 people with suspected links to the Daesh terror group, were arrested in a large-scale operation in Turkey, a security source said on Wednesday.Prosecutors in the northwestern Balikesir province issued arrest warrants for 148 suspects as part of a probe against the terror group, said the source on condition of anonymity due to restrictions on speaking to the media.With the warrants issued, a Balikesir-based operation spreading to 57 more provinces was launched by gendarmerie, including its anti-terror teams and intelligence officers.In the operation carried out simultaneously, at least 126 suspects, w…
yenisafak.com/en/news/at-least-126-daesh…

Turkish airport operator TAV inks deal with Uzbekistan
yenisafak.com | 2021-01-27
Turkish airport operator TAV has signed a deal with Uzbekistan's Innovative Development Ministry on cooperation in the fields of joint investment and innovative projects, the company said Wednesday.TAV will cooperate with the Uzbek ministry in the modernization of airports and the implementation of a joint investment project for the construction of a new airport in the capital Tashkent.The Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed by Deputy Innovative Development Minister Oybek Norinbaev and TAV Airports CEO Sani Sener in a ceremony this Wednesday in Tashkent.Calling the deal an important step towards TAV's g…
yenisafak.com/en/economy/turkish-airport…

'Turkey, EU have new window of opportunity for talks'
yenisafak.com | 2021-01-27
After a turbulent 2020, Turkey and the EU now have "a window of opportunity for renewed dialogue," Turkey's top diplomat said on Wednesday."We believe a genuine Turkey-EU partnership can bring about real changes in vital areas, including migration, trade, energy, security, and defense, as well as Syria, Libya, the Balkans, Caucasus, and other issues," Mevlut Cavusoglu told an online meeting with his Dutch counterpart Stef Blok during the 8th bilateral Wittenburg Conference.Cavusoglu said the past year had been a difficult one that "tested our relations with Europe."However, he said the EU "extended a hand to Turk…
yenisafak.com/en/news/turkey-eu-have-new…

Novartis Turkey wins Global Top Employer award
yenisafak.com | 2021-01-27
The company was also certified the top employer in Europe and Turkey for the fourth time in a row by meeting criteria of "talent strategy, talent acquisition, workforce planning, on-boarding, learning and development, leadership development, career and succession management, compensation and benefits, diversity, inclusion and culture," according to a statement from Novartis Turkey on Wednesday.Novartis Turkey is among 16 global top employers certified for their excellence in employee conditions by Top Employers Institute, a global authority on recognizing excellence in people practices.Avinash Potnis, managing di…
yenisafak.com/en/technology/novartis-tur…

Erdogan announces upcoming reform packages for Turkish parliament
yenisafak.com | 2021-01-27
Turkey's parliament can expect to get new reform proposals shortly, the nation's president said Wednesday."Soon we will begin to submit new reform packages, which we are about to complete, for parliament's consideration," Recep Tayyip Erdogan told his ruling Justice and Development (AK) Party's parliamentary group.The public will see "that these reform packages contain very fundamental and important regulations that will carry our country to 2023 and beyond," he added, referring to the Republic of Turkey's centennial year.The sweeping reforms "will prepare Turkey for the future in a wide area from basic rights an…
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Extension of START 'step in right direction': Putin
yenisafak.com | 2021-01-27
Russian President Vladimir Putin Wednesday said the extension of the New Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty (START) between Russia and the US is a "step in the right direction."He told the World Economic Forum's virtual Davos Agenda 2021 that he had a phone call with newly elected US President Joe Biden, adding: "[START's extension] is undoubtedly a step in the right direction. Still, disagreements continue to intensify. As we all know, the inability to resolve such disagreements triggered a catastrophic Second World War in the 20th century."The Biden administration earlier said Washington wants a five-year extensio…
yenisafak.com/en/news/extension-of-start…

Turkey to bolster Afghanistan's transportation system
yenisafak.com | 2021-01-27
Turkey and Afghanistan will sign a memorandum of understanding on Thursday for cooperation in research and development activities in the fields of motorways, railways and aviation, an official said.Turkey's Transport Minister Adil Karaismailoglu said in a statement after a meeting on Wednesday with his Afghan counterpart Kudretullah Zeki that Ankara will support infrastructure projects in the war-torn country."We are willing to undertake the necessary procedures to increase the possibility of rail transport between our countries and to create new cooperation opportunities," Karaismailoglu said.He added: "We are d…
yenisafak.com/en/news/turkey-to-bolster-…

A decade into Arab uprising: Tunisians keep on protesting
yenisafak.com | 2021-01-27
A decade after the Jasmine Revolution, which ousted longtime President Zine El Abidine Ben Ali from power, anger and frustration among young Tunisians continues to brew. Protests [1] have been held in various cities across the country over the last few days, defying restrictions in place following a surge in coronavirus cases.While the daytime demonstrations are overwhelmingly peaceful, clashes occur with security forces take place during the night. More than 600 people were arrested [2], and the army was deployed to quell the tensions.Protestors' grievances are the same as they were a decade ago: unemployment, s…
yenisafak.com/en/news/a-decade-into-arab…

Turkey issues arrest warrants for 3 ex-generals under terror probe
yenisafak.com | 2021-01-27
Turkish prosecutors on Wednesday issued arrest warrants for four suspects, including three former brigadiers, over alleged links to the Fetullah Terrorist Organization (FETO), the group behind the 2016 defeated coup in Turkey.Authorities in the capital Ankara launched the investigation after being notified by the National Intelligence Organization (MIT) on three retired brigadier generals and a "covert imam" thought to be affiliated to FETO, according to a statement by the prosecutors' office.The suspects had been in contact with other members of the armed terror group via payphones and other means in Ankara and…
yenisafak.com/en/news/turkey-issues-arre…

Macron's former bodyguard to face criminal trial
yenisafak.com | 2021-01-27
He was placed in a correctional facility for the trial on Jan. 25. The Paris Prosecutor's Office had asked Benalla to appear in court over the allegations last September.Following his indictment in the 2018 case for violence against civilian protesters during May day demonstrations, Benalla was dismissed from the Elysee.An investigation in January 2019 charged him for traveling on the diplomatic passport for his new role as an international security consultant, a report in the Le Monde newspaper said.It added that last February, the investigating judges indicted him for "forgery and use of forgery" on the service…
yenisafak.com/en/news/macrons-former-bod…

Collection of priceless Roman coins unearthed in Turkey
yenisafak.com | 2021-01-27
Over 650 priceless Roman-era coins have been unearthed in an ancient city in western Turkey, researchers said Wednesday."These 651 silver coins, from the era of the Emperor Augustus, constitute a very special and unique collection," Elif Ozer, senior archaeologist supervising the dig in the ancient city of Aizanoi, told Anadolu Agency.The coins were found in an ancient jug, said Ozer, a professor at Pamukkale University.A Turkish team took over the excavations in 2011 in Aizanoi, located in the Kutahya province, a settlement which draws comparisons to the famed ancient city of Ephesus, she added.Aizanoi also boas…
yenisafak.com/en/news/collection-of-pric…

Oil prices up on estimated big fall in US crude stocks
yenisafak.com | 2021-01-27
Oil prices rose on Wednesday as a more-than-expected decrease in US crude oil inventories and a decline in coronavirus cases in China, the world's second largest consumer, relieved investor fears over a fall in demand.International benchmark Brent crude was trading at $55.98 per barrel at 0703 GMT for a 0.61% increase after closing Tuesday at $55.64 a barrel.American benchmark West Texas Intermediate (WTI) was at $52.97 per barrel at the same time for a 0.68% increase after it ended the previous session at $52.61 a barrel.Late Tuesday, the American Petroleum Institute (API) announced its estimate of a fall of 5.3…
yenisafak.com/en/economy/oil-prices-up-o…

Top Turkish, Azerbaijani diplomats talk pirate attack
yenisafak.com | 2021-01-27
Turkey and Azerbaijan's top diplomats spoke on the phone Wednesday, in a conversation focused on last weekend's pirate attack in which 15 Turkish sailors were kidnapped and one Azerbaijani sailor was killed.Speaking to Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu, his Azerbaijani counterpart Jeyhun Bayramov expressed thanks for Turkey bringing home the body of the sailor, slain in the Gulf of Guinea attack last Saturday.The two also addressed recent developments in the region during their conversation, according to diplomatic sources who asked not to be named due to restrictions on speaking to the media.The body of…
yenisafak.com/en/news/top-turkish-azerba…

Biden outlines plans to advance US racial equity
yenisafak.com | 2021-01-27
President Joe Biden outlined his first steps Tuesday in his administration's push to advance racial equity in the US, issuing nearly a half-dozen executive orders to guide the federal government response.In announcing the overhaul, Biden said the US and its government "need to change their whole approach to the issue of racial equity," and that while criminal justice reform is necessary it is not sufficient to mend the nation's deep racial inequities." We need to open the promise of America to every American, and that means we need to make the issue of racial equity not just an issue for any one department of gov…
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Bangladesh launches mass vaccinations amid challenges
yenisafak.com | 2021-01-27
Bangladesh has launched a mass inoculation campaign against the novel coronavirus Wednesday, despite not having conducted tests on the effectiveness and possible side effects of the recently arrived vaccines.Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina inaugurated the campaign in Dhaka, with some 30 frontline health workers, law enforcement, and journalists taking their first doses of the Oxford/AstraZeneca vaccine manufactured by the Serum Institute of India.Following the arrival of millions of doses of the Oxford-AstraZeneca jab from the Serum Institute of India (SII) on Tuesday, the South Asian nation has started vaccinating…
yenisafak.com/en/world/bangladesh-launch…

Expel Josh Hawley
John Nichols | thenation.com | 2021-01-27
Expel Josh Hawley…
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The Liberation of Auschwitz
_____ | strategic-culture.org | 2021-01-27
Seven Facts and Figures About WWII You Need to Know | On January 27, 1945, Red Army soldiers liberated the notorious Auschwitz-Birkenau death camp. It was during the Vistula-Oder Offensive which drove the Nazis out of Poland paving the way for the eventual final victorious battle in Berlin some three months later. | (Click the image to enlarge)…
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Can You Steal a Presidency That Doesn't Exist?
_____ | strategic-culture.org | 2021-01-27
The presidential inauguration of Joe Biden passed over peacefully: But then it wasn't a presidential inauguration at all. | The dark genius vision of Philip K. Dick, America's Kafka, greatest and therefore most widely feared and ignored of U.S. writers proved unerringly true again. The Reality of Things is far too difficult, far too disturbing to even attempt any more. Just hang a a handwritten tiny note on any piece of junk and 330 million Americans will happily believe that it is more real than reality. Though in reality, not even that. | The official viewing figures of the Biden inauguration on January 20 are…
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Biden Admin's Coercive Iran Policy Threatens Serious New Regional Crisis
_____ | strategic-culture.org | 2021-01-27
If the Biden administration refuses to relent on its coercive diplomacy and provokes a crisis, Iran can now inflict serious costs on the United States and its allies in the region. Yet Biden's foreign policy team appears so far to be oblivious to the serious risks inherent in its current path.
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Newspeak in the 21st Century: How to Become a Model Citizen in the New Era of Domestic Warfare
_____ | strategic-culture.org | 2021-01-27
War will continue under the Old Cold War doctrine. War will always be present, and yet will never be seen by the majority of our citizens, Cynthia Chung writes. | With President Biden's inauguration many feel that they can finally breathe a deep sigh of relief. At last sanity has been restored and we can all go back to our predictable lives knowing that the future can only get better during these next four years. | Well…not quite. | There still remains the problem that everybody may not be on board with the progressive changes that Biden's Administration plans to push through. This, of course, is wholly unaccep…
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UAE activist Ahmed Mansoor being held in shocking conditions: HRW
MEE staff | middleeasteye.net | 2021-01-27
UAE activist Ahmed Mansoor being held in shocking conditions: HRW | Report says poet held in solitary confinement since 2017 and that his trial in 2018 and subsequent appeals were a sham | MEE staff | Wed, 01/27/2021 – 09: 13 | Mansoor, a 51-year-old Emirati engineer, poet, and father of four was arrested in March 2017 in relation to his human rights advocacy in the UAE (YouTube) | Human Rights Watch (HRW) has published a…
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Tigray's children in crisis and beyond reach, after months of conflict: UNICEF
news.un.org | 2021-01-27
Three months since fighting began in Ethiopia's northern state of Tigray, there's grave concern for the plight of youngsters there, the UN Children's Fund UNICEF has warned.
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Famine Approaching: Tigray, Ethiopia
John Clamp | counterpunch.org | 2021-01-27
First, the locusts came. It was hard to discern the impact. That's because Donald Trump was doing something stupid at the time, closely watched by the world's media. Then, on November 4, 2020, came the soldiers, the looting, the press gangs, and the rapine. If you don't know where I'm talking about, it's because only…
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Famine Approaching: Tigray, Ethiopia
John Clamp | counterpunch.org | 2021-01-27
First, the locusts came. It was hard to discern the impact. That's because Donald Trump was doing something stupid at the time, closely watched by the world's media. Then, on November 4, 2020, came the soldiers, the looting, the press gangs, and the rapine. If you don't know where I'm talking about, it's because only…
counterpunch.org/2021/01/27/famine-appro…

The Heat: Trump second impeachment trial
Anand Naidoo | america.cgtn.com | 2021-01-27
Donald Trump makes U.S. history as the first leader to be impeached twice. The case against the former President is now in the hands of the United States Senate.
america.cgtn.com/2021/01/27/the-heat-tru…

Snipers, landmines, death: Life on Yemen's frontline
MEE correspondent | middleeasteye.net | 2021-01-27
Snipers, landmines, death: Life on Yemen's frontline | Yemenis in Taiz tell MEE of the daily danger they face as conflict rages around their homes | MEE correspondent | Wed, 01/27/2021 – 14: 03 | "I lost happiness and a peaceful life," says Saleh al-Hajj, pictured with his son Rayan (MEE/Khalid al-Banna) | Almost every building is damaged. Dogs bark at anyone walking down the empty streets, and in the dist…
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In the 1930s, UK and US Business Ties to Nazi Germany. Churchill's "Admiration" of Adolph Hitler
Shane Quinn | globalresearch.ca | 2021-01-27
Early this century Winston Churchill was voted "the greatest Briton of all time" in a nationwide British poll, which attracted more than a million votes, as he finished ahead of figures like the naturalist Charles Darwin. | It is little known, …
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Biden administration freezes US arms sales to Saudi Arabia, UAE
MEE staff | middleeasteye.net | 2021-01-27
Biden administration freezes US arms sales to Saudi Arabia, UAE | The White House is reviewing recent weapons transactions approved by former President Trump, the Wall Street Journal reported | MEE staff | Wed, 01/27/2021 – 15: 43 | The arms sale to the UAE includes American-made F-35 jets and killer drones (AFP/File photo) | The Biden administration has issued a temporary freeze on pending arms sales to Saudi Arabia and…
www.middleeasteye.net/news/us-biden-free…

Clash erupts between protesters, security forces in Lebanon
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2021-01-27
TEHRAN, Jan. 27 (MNA) — According to Lebanese media outlets, clashes have erupted between protesters and security forces in Tripoli, northern part of Lebanon.
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Eurasia has high capacity to export Iran's building materials
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2021-01-27
TEHRAN, Jan. 27 (MNA) — Chairman of Iran-Kazakhstan Joint Chamber of Commerce said that Eurasia enjoys high capacity and potential for exporting Iranian construction materials.
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Gun, with occasional music
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2021-01-27
TEHRAN, Jan. 27 (MNA) — With the new US administration in the office, expectations are skyrocketing for a better understanding between the country and the bureaucratic world order.
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Several ISIL terrorist leaders killed in Iraq's Kirkuk
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2021-01-27
TEHRAN, Jan. 27 (MNA) — Iraqi Counter-Terrorism Organization announced that several prominent leaders of ISIL terrorist group were killed in Iraq's Kirkuk, stating that ISIL terrorist group must wait for another major operation soon.
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Russia ready to export Iran's extra enriched uranium: Ryabkov
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2021-01-27
TEHRAN, Jan. 27 (MNA) — Russian Deputy Foreign Minister voiced Moscow's readiness to export Iran's surplus enriched uranium if the United States returns to the Nuclear Deal.
en.mehrnews.com/news/169133/Russia-ready…

Zarif stresses respecting intl. law, minorities rights
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2021-01-27
TEHRAN, Jan. 27 (MNA) — In his meeting with Armenian Prime Minister, Iranian Foreign Minister stressed respecting international law, the rights of minorities and territorial integrity.
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Tehran terms Armenia's territorial integrity as a red line
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2021-01-27
TEHRAN, Jan. 27 (MNA) — Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said that the territorial integrity of Armenia is the red line of the Islamic Republic of Iran.
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146 suspects of collaborating with ISIL arrested in Turkey
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2021-01-27
TEHRAN, Jan. 28 (MNA) — Turkish security forces arrested 146 suspects of collaborating with ISIL members during a counter-terrorism operation across the country.
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Iranian athletes to take part in online Asian shooting C'ship
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2021-01-27
TEHRAN, Jan. 27 (MNA) — Iranian athletes are scheduled to participate in the online Asian shooting competitions which will kick off on Thursday.
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China urges Indonesia to infrom of seized tankers crew
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2021-01-27
TEHRAN, Jan. 27 (MNA) — China's Foreign Ministry spokesman said on Wednesday it was seeking details about 25 of its nationals who were among 61 crew on two supertankers seized by Indonesia on suspicion of illegally transferring oil.
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Iran House of Innovation, Tech. inaugurated in Nairobi
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2021-01-27
TEHRAN, Jan. 27 (MNA) — VP Sattari expressed hope that the inauguration of the Iran House of Innovation and Technology (IHIT) will become a turning point in bilateral economic cooperation between Iran and Kenya in East African region.
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Iran exports $594mn non-oil goods to EAEU member states
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2021-01-27
TEHRAN, Jan. 27 (MNA) — Islamic Republic of Iran exported $594 million worth of non-oil products to Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU)'s member states.
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Tehran International Short Film Festival winners introduced
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2021-01-27
TEHRAN, Jan. 27 (MNA) — The winners of various national and international competition sections of the 37th edition of the Tehran International Short Film Festival (TISFF) were introduced.
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Texas hostage standoff ends with two dead
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2021-01-27
TEHRAN, Jan. 27 (MNA) — US police said that a hostage-taking incident in the US state of Texas ended with death of two people.
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