Daily Archives: January 29, 2021

2021-01-29: News Headlines

Medea Benjamin, Nicolas J. S. Davies (2021-01-29). Will Biden End America's Global War on Children? counterpunch.org Most people regard Trump's treatment of immigrant children as among his most shocking crimes as president. Images of hundreds of children stolen from their families and imprisoned in chain-link cages are an unforgettable disgrace that President Biden must move quickly to remedy with humane immigration policies and a program to quickly find the children's families

Chuck Collins (2021-01-29). U.S. Billionaire Wealth Surpasses $1.1 Trillion Gain Since Mid-March. zcomm.org Ten months into the COVID-19 crisis, 660 billionaires see their wealth rise 40 percent…

Ted Kelly (2021-01-29). U.S. empire wages 30-year war against Iraq. workers.org From the perspective of the world's youth, U.S. imperialism has been waging war on Iraq their entire lives. Iraqi children born the same year as the start of the Gulf War, who should be approaching their 31st birthdays, were killed by U.S.-imposed sanctions or bombs. This 30-year war shaped the . . . |

Royce Kurmelovs (2021-01-29). Who is Alexei Navalny? Behind the myth of the West's favorite Russian opposition figure. thegrayzone.com Despite facing repression, Alexei Navalny is no hero. Russian writer Katya Kazbek reveals the Western-backed opposition figure's real history. This interview was originally published at Royce Kurmelovs' Raising Hell Substack newsletter and republished with permission. Compressed into a two-minute soundbite, the story of Alexei Navalny and the recent protests that have erupted across Russia seems simple enough. The Russian opposition figure who recently survived an attempt on his life — an alleged poisoning delivered via Novichok-laced pants — was arrested and convicted …

Mohammed Amin (2021-01-29). Sudan's government promised to protect Darfur. Instead scores are dead. middleeasteye.net Sudan's government promised to protect Darfur. Instead scores are dead | The withdrawal of an international peacekeeping force was followed by violence that killed over 200. More clashes will likely follow | Fri, 01/29/2021 – 09: 00 | Sudanese children gather in front of an armoured vehicle of the United Nations and African Union peacekeeping mission (UNAMID) in South Darfur (AFP) | The United Nati…

Paul Jay (2021-01-29). Ronald Reagan: The Face of the Military-Industrial Complex — Matt Tyrauer (pt2). theanalysis.news Reagan understood the American psyche from within it. He used his acting skills to sell right-wing values and militarism. Matt Tyrnauer director of "The Reagans", on theAnalysis.news with Paul Jay.

Juan Cole (2021-01-29). The Republican Party's Iran-Level Superstitious Anti-Semitism: Greene claimed Jewish Space Laser started Cali Wildfires. juancole.com Ann Arbor (Informed Comment) — Golnaz Esfandiari reports on controversies currently roiling Tehran over the belief in supernatural beings, genies (jinn or djinn), among the country's ruling ayatollahs. Esfandiari writes, that Iran's clerical Leader recently said, "There are enemies from among both genies and human beings, and they help one another. The security services of …

Staff (2021-01-29). Will US policy on Palestine and Israel change under Biden? Florida students take on prison slave labor. therealnews.com When it comes to U.S. policy on Palestine and Israel, the Biden administration has sent some mixed and not-so-mixed signals. Also, student organizers are forcing the University of Florida to end its use of unpaid prison labor.

A Guest Author (2021-01-29). Demonstrators support ICE hunger strikers in Batavia, N.Y. workers.org by Arjae Red In November 2020, immigrants imprisoned at Bergen County Jail in New Jersey began a hunger strike to protest the filthy and inhumane conditions they were being housed in. Prisoners were experiencing a denial of access to water, medical care, heat and cleaning supplies. The facility had a . . . |

Eve Ottenberg (2021-01-29). How Washington Rules the World. counterpunch.org So far, Biden's foreign policy does not differ seismically from Trump's. Indeed Biden's first move — recognizing the unelected pretender to the Venezuelan presidency, Juan Guaido — was as lousy as anything Trump did. It raises the specter of CIA coups, assassinations, regime changes and Washington-orchestrated color revolutions, which Biden's two dreadful foreign policy appointees,

Ramzy Baroud (2021-01-29). B'Tselem's Historic Declaration: Israel's Open War on Its Own Civil Society. dissidentvoice.org "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 what B'Tselem has stated in no uncertain …

Jessica Corbett (2021-01-29). 48 Years After Landmark Ruling, Advocates Push to #ReimagineRoe and Build Abortion Justice. indybay.org Nearly a half-century after the U.S. Supreme Court affirmed that access to safe, legal abortion is a constitutional right, advocates are now pushing the Biden administration and Congress to urgently and aggressively pursue a bold reproductive justice agenda. | Photo: On the 48th anniversary of Roe v. Wade, members of the Raging Grannies mark the day in Menlo Park, California. Photo by Jim Colton, Pro Bono Photo. Please credit the photographer.

Kamal Iranidoost (2021-01-29). Enemy is within House of Representatives: Pelosi. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jan. 29 (MNA) – The Speaker of the US House of Representatives Nancy Pelosi told reporters Thurs. that she was concerned about the safety of the lawmakers.

Staff (2021-01-29). Worldwide Anti-Science Movement Threatens Pandemic Response and Public Health. truthout.org The Biden administration has vowed to increase the rate of vaccinations as COVID-19 continues to spread uncontrollably across the entire U.S., with 90,000 people predicted to die in the next four weeks. President Biden announced plans to acquire another 200 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines made by Moderna and Pfizer-BioNTech and is devising ways to allow retired nurses and doctors to administer vaccines. Dr. Peter Hotez, co-director of the Center for Vaccine Development at Texas Children's Ho…

A Guest Author (2021-01-29). Unholy trinity: Courts, governors, legislators refuse to prevent COVID-19 deaths in prisons. workers.org By Wesley Massey The writer is an incarcerated worker in Indiana, Pa. COVID-19 has exposed the "cancel culture" in the American prison system in relation to how prisoners are treated like chattel. Prisons and their administrations have been given carte blanche authority to govern themselves on how they treat prisoners . . . |

Deirdre Griswold (2021-01-29). A question about the stock market. workers.org A reader recently asked us why the stock market is still going up when the economy is being battered by the COVID pandemic. Good question! Of course, by the time you read this, the market may be falling. It's all a gamble. The bull runs on Wall Street While all . . . |

MEE and agencies (2021-01-29). Covid-19: UK bans direct flights from UAE, shutting world's busiest international route. middleeasteye.net Covid-19: UK bans direct flights from UAE, shutting world's busiest international route | UAE added to travel ban list over worries over spread of more contagious Covid-19 variant first identified in South Africa | Fri, 01/29/2021 – 07: 43 | On its website, Emirates said it would suspend all UK passenger flights from 13: 00 GMT on Friday, when the ban takes effect (AFP) | Britain is banning…

MEE and agencies (2021-01-29). Covid-19: UK bans direct flights from UAE, shutting world's busiest route. middleeasteye.net Covid-19: UK bans direct flights from UAE, shutting world's busiest route | UAE added to travel ban list over worries over spread of more contagious Covid-19 variant first identified in South Africa | Fri, 01/29/2021 – 07: 43 | On its website, Emirates said it would suspend all UK passenger flights from 13: 00 GMT on Friday, when the ban takes effect (AFP) | Britain is banning direct passen…

Alan MacLeod (2021-01-29). Corporate Media bash teachers unions for resisting school reopenings amid rising death toll. mronline.org 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.

Staff (2021-01-29). New Vaccine Is So Far 100 Percent Effective at Preventing Hospitalization. truthout.org Johnson & Johnson announced on Friday that its COVID-19 vaccine is 85 percent effective against severe COVID-19 infections, and no study participants who received the vaccine died or had to be hospitalized. | The results also show that the vaccine is

Editor (2021-01-29). Arreglando el capitalismo durante COVID. workers.org El 21 de enero de 2020, los Centros para el Control y la Prevención de Enfermedades confirmaron el primer caso reconocido de COVID-19 en los EE.UU. Un año después, más de 400.000 personas en el país han muerto por el virus, el equivalente a acabar con toda la población de . . . |

news.un (2021-01-29). WHO urges effective and fair use of COVID vaccines. news.un.org With COVID-19 vaccines currently in scarce supply, the head of the World Health Organization (WHO) on Friday pressed governments to prioritize inoculation of health workers and older persons, and to share excess doses with other nations.

WSWS (2021-01-29). Australian university cuts to jobs and courses to intensify in 2021. wsws.org While facing huge revenue losses, university managements are also exploiting the COVID-19 pandemic to bring forward restructuring plans.

_____ (2021-01-29). Corporate Media Bash Teachers Unions For Resisting School Reopenings. popularresistance.org The seven-day average COVID death toll hit an all time high yesterday, with over 3,400 Americans expected to die on any given day. Educator cases are on the rise. Studies have shown that children are as likely to contract and pass the coronavirus on as adults, making schools potential super spreading hotspots. As a result, European nations like the United Kingdom, Germany, Ireland, Austria, Denmark, and the Netherlands are shuttering schools, despite, in many cases, having lower infection rates than the U.S. | President Biden, however, is pushing forward with a new plan to achieve a near full reopening within his…

Site Administrator (2021-01-29). Studies Extend Hopes for Antibody Drugs Against COVID-19. laprensalatina.com New results extend hopes for drugs that supply antibodies to fight COVID-19, suggesting they can help keep patients out of the hospital and possibly prevent illness in some uninfected people. Eli Lilly said on Tuesday, January 26, that a two-antibody combo reduced the risk of hospitalizations or death by 70% in newly diagnosed, non-hospitalized COVID-19 …

Binoy Kampmark (2021-01-29). Boris Johnson and the Deaths of the Hundred Thousand. dissidentvoice.org Not exactly Thermopylae. Not even close. The hundred thousand who have now been taken by COVID-19 in Britain were not determined warriors holding up the forces of a mighty empire to save their land. They were the innocent victims of infection, mismanagement and miscalculation. Central to the policy which led to such losses was a …

Staff (2021-01-29). Headlines for January 29, 2021. democracynow.org South African Coronavirus Variant Detected in U.S. for First Time, Novavax Vaccine Cut COVID-19 Cases by 90 Percent in Trial But Lagged Against South African Variant, President Biden Expands Affordable Care Act Enrollment Amid COVID-19 Pandemic, U.S. Economy Shrank by 3.5% in 2020 as Pandemic Took Hold , "Brazen, Entitled, Dangerous": Capitol Rioter Who Looted House Speaker's Office Denied Bail, House Speaker Blasts GOP for Assigning Racist Conspiracy Theorist to House Education Committee, House GOP Leader Signals Devotion to Trump as Lawmakers Target Rep. Liz Cheney Over Impeachment Vote, Indian Farmworkers Call…

WSWS (2021-01-29). Sri Lanka online public meeting: Build workers' action committees to win health workers' rights! wsws.org All health workers are invited to participate in this vital online meeting on February 7 to discuss how to protect ourselves and other workers from the danger of COVID-19 infections and to defend our rights.

news.un (2021-01-29). Follow the science: UN plans for a stronger pandemic recovery. news.un.org Funders responsible for more than $100 million of annual global research investments joined the deputy UN chief Amina Mohammed on Friday to discuss how to unify research efforts, and use science to recover effectively from the COVID-19 pandemic.

Luis Feliz Leon (2021-01-29). Dead Teachers Can't Teach. thenation.com Dead Teachers Can't Teach…

Peter Koenig (2021-01-29). Why Donald Trump Had to Go: He's not a Globalist. dissidentvoice.org There is an agenda. A huge agenda. It is a Globalist agenda that is in the process of inflicting gigantic harm to humanity. It is called the Covid-19 — The Great Reset, issued by the World Economic Forum (WEF), authored by its founder, Klaus Schwab. If left undisturbed, The Great Reset's plan is a crime …

WSWS (2021-01-29). Workers Struggles: Europe, Middle East & Africa. wsws.org British energy strike continues over "fire-and-rehire"; French teachers, school nurses and students walk out over pay and Covid safety issues; Dutch metal and electronic workers strike over pay; Nigeria's non-teaching university staff to strike over cuts, pay and conditions…

Helen Walsh Diverse Disability Media (2021-01-29). Disability Community and Allies #HighRiskCA COVID-19. indybay.org Disability Community and Allies | Decisions are being made about us without us! Tell our state leaders that WE CAN'T WAIT! We are a vunerable population and we have been left out of consideration to receive the COVID-19 vaccination.

WSWS (2021-01-29). Staff at Toronto school walk off the job due to COVID-19 safety concerns. wsws.org Many of the special needs students the school staff work with have compromised immune systems.

Peoples Dispatch (2021-01-29). Roger Waters on Ecuador and Steven Donziger's fight for justice. peoplesdispatch.org Musician Roger Waters and Vijay Prashad of Tricontinental: Institute for Social Research talk about the struggles of the indigenous people of Ecuador against Chevron's Lago Agrio oil field and the persecution of attorney Steven Donziger who fought their case. They also reflect on the struggles of people like Donziger, Julian Assange and others who strive for a better world against those for whom power and profit are more important than anything else.

Brandon Stout (2021-01-29). Alabama workers fight to form first U.S. Amazon union. liberationnews.org Workers at an Amazon warehouse in Bessemer, Alabama, will soon vote on forming a union. If they vote yes, their warehouse will become the first Amazon facility in the U.S. to unionize. Some 5,800 workers from an Amazon warehouse in Bessemer, Alabama, will vote in February on whether to join the Retail, Wholesale and Department …

Max Blumenthal (2021-01-29). Reddit rebellion: amateur investors hold the line against Wall Street fat cats. thegrayzone.com A movement that formed on Reddit groups to challenge challenge billionaire hedge funders with coordinated buys of failing companies has exposed the un-democratic foundations of US capitalism Max Blumenthal visits a spontaneous protest outside the Securities and Exchange Commission after online investing companies like Robinhood blocked trades in Gamestop to prevent retail investors from challenging hedge funds, and takes a look at Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen's staggering conflicts of interest.

Jon Queally (2021-01-29). As World Demands Peace and Aid for Yemen, Biden Told to 'End Every Aspect of This War'. indybay.org Over 385 groups from across the globe are calling for an immediate halt to the U.S.-backed Saudi coalition's relentless attack—an armed conflict that is only intensifying the world's worst humanitarian catastrophe. | Photo: In San Francisco, speakers addressed a rally on January 25 in front of the Federal Building. Terry Scussel, Pro Bono Photo. Please credit the photographer.

news.un (2021-01-29). Syria floods: Humanitarians working 'round the clock' to provide urgent relief. news.un.org Humanitarian staff have been working "round the clock" to reopen access roads and provide emergency relief from the disastrous impact that recent floods have unleased on displaced people living in camps in northwest Syria, the UN's deputy humanitarian coordinator there said on Friday.

imperial.ac.uk (2021-01-29). Whose Health Is It Anyway? Reframing how we think about our health. imperial.ac.uk For more than 70 years the UK population has relied on the NHS to patch us up and cure our ills, but is our view of healthcare holding us back?>

Staff (2021-01-29). My Name is Pauli Murray: New Film on Black Queer Legal Pioneer Who Inspired RBG & Thurgood Marshall. democracynow.org We spend the hour looking at the life of one of the most pivotal figures in the history of struggle for gender equality and racial justice, Pauli Murray, whose story is told in the new documentary "My Name Is Pauli Murray," premiering at the Sundance Film Festival. Murray was a trailblazing Black, nonbinary, queer, feminist poet, lawyer, legal scholar and priest who influenced the likes of Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Thurgood Marshall, and is viewed as a hero to many in the trans rights movement. We feature excerpts from "My Name is Pauli Murray," which features new footage and audio recordings of Murray in their own…

_____ (2021-01-29). Toward A Revolutionary Left Framework On An Age-Old Debate. popularresistance.org Activists in the U.S. have debated race and class for decades to no resolution. Nonetheless, in this moment of U.S. imperial decay and crisis, the debate over whether race or class takes precedence in the struggle for liberation from U.S. capitalist and imperialist domination rages on. Two prominent strands of the debate have emerged over the last year which intersect with the rise of Bernie Sanders-led "democratic socialists" and the uprising against racist policing led by the slogan "Black Lives Matter." For many leaders of the Sanders camp, white supremacy is either a distraction or a secondary issue that can…

Alan Macleod (2021-01-29). Outrage as Panicked Authorities Clamp Down on Robinhood Financial Uprising. mintpressnews.com Within hours of a move which saw Small Street making money to the detriment of Wall Street, authorities rushed in to shut the system down, with free marketeers in the financial world suddenly demanding overnight.

Tina Landis (2021-01-29). Biden's climate orders: 9 things socialists should know. liberationnews.org The Biden administration's recent executive orders on climate action and environmental protections at first glance may inspire hope.

Ben Burgis (2021-01-29). The Left Should Oppose Censorship by Big Tech Companies. zcomm.org We should champion free speech online — and argue that the best way to protect it is with a socialist program that brings privatized social media platforms into public control…

Mike Walter (2021-01-29). The Heat: Biden's new U.S. policies. america.cgtn.com President Joe Biden signs more executive orders as changes U.S. policy.

MEE and agencies (2021-01-29). French far-right presidential candidate Marine Le Pen proposes hijab ban. middleeasteye.net French far-right presidential candidate Marine Le Pen proposes hijab ban | Le Pen announces proposal in wake of record-breaking polls that show her neck-and-neck with President Emmanuel Macron | Fri, 01/29/2021 – 18: 33 | Marine Le Pen speaks to reporters on 29 January, when she announced her proposal to ban Muslim headscarves (AFP) | A far-right French presidential candidate proposed a co…

Editor (2021-01-29). Racismo, recesión e intento de golpe por Trump. workers.org El capitalismo es un sistema económico inherentemente inestable, sujeto a crisis cíclicas de sobreproducción. El término "sobreproducción" no tiene nada que ver con la producción de más bienes de los que la gente necesita. Las personas pueden tener muchas, muchas necesidades insatisfechas, desde comida y ropa hasta refugio y medios . . . |

Mark Gruenberg (2021-01-29). Fauci optimistic about more vaccines coming soon. peoplesworld.org WASHINGTON—The nation's top expert on the coronavirus, Dr. Anthony Fauci, is optimistic that more pharmaceutical companies will announce "within the next few days" that they, too, have vaccines to join the two whose anti-viral vaccines are already being injected into people's arms. "There's some light at the end of the tunnel" in the U.S.'s fight …

Yasmina Allouche (2021-01-29). Pro-Israel Instagram page provokes ridicule over questions to 'anti-Zionists'. middleeasteye.net Pro-Israel Instagram page provokes ridicule over questions to 'anti-Zionists' | Jewish Perspective account asks people if they are projecting 'Western standards' onto Israel or 'speaking over Zionists' | Fri, 01/29/2021 – 11: 45 | Comments on…

Jordan Woll (2021-01-29). Biden administration signals it will maintain U.S. hardline anti-Iran policy. liberationnews.org Photo: B-52 bomber, the type that conducted a "patrol" over this Middle East this week Secretary of State Anthony Blinken said on his first day of work that President Biden wishes to return to the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action nuclear deal with Iran, but that it will be a "long road" before the U.S. …

Staff (2021-01-29). Militarized police attacked him on his own front porch. PAR helped him fight back. therealnews.com Nick Pettit was assaulted by Columbus, Ohio, police for filming a botched raid. We investigated on his behalf, and now evidence gathered by PAR is part of an ACLU lawsuit against the police department that violated his constitutional rights.

Global Research News (2021-01-29). Selected Articles: "Western Civilization": The Culture of Slavery vs. the Culture of Resistance. globalresearch.ca By On Jan. 13, California health officials issued a hold…

Pam Martens, Russ Martens (2021-01-29). GameStop Shares: Dark Pools Owned by Goldman Sachs, JPMorgan, UBS, et al, Have Made Tens of Thousands of Trades. counterpunch.org Dark Pools owned by the biggest names on Wall Street — such as Goldman Sachs' Sigma X2, JPMorgan Chase's JPM-X, UBS' UBSA, Morgan Stanley's MSPL, and Credit Suisse's Crossfinder — have been making tens of thousands of trades in the shares of GameStop on an ongoing weekly basis. FINRA, Wall Street's highly compromised self-regulator, reports

MEE staff (2021-01-29). Biden administration shifts focus from Middle East to confronting China: Report. middleeasteye.net Biden administration shifts focus from Middle East to confronting China: Report | National Security Council has reorganised with more resources and staff dedicated to Asia, Politico reports | Fri, 01/29/2021 – 18: 12 | Biden, then vice president, toasts Chinese President Xi Jinping during state luncheon in 2015 (AFP/File photo) | The Biden administration has reoriented its foreign policy priorities with a new…

Staff (2021-01-29). Battleground Baltimore, Jan. 29. therealnews.com In this week's round-up of Baltimore news: Members of the Baltimore Fraternal Order of Police try to make the case for keeping the LEOBR, city students are going on strike, and Lawrence Brown's "The Black Butterfly" is released.

Joan Roelofs (2021-01-29). The Militarized Academy: Knowledge for What? counterpunch.org The American military's relationship with universities and colleges began in almost an absence of mind. It arose from an afterthought stipulation in the Morrill Land-Grant College Act of 1862 that institutions to be financed under the terms of the act through income from the sale of federal lands must offer military training as part of

Areeb Ullah (2021-01-29). Italy blocks arms exports to Saudi Arabia and UAE. middleeasteye.net Italy blocks arms exports to Saudi Arabia and UAE | Campaigners said the decision would block 12,700 bombs bound for Riyadh and Abu Dhabi | Fri, 01/29/2021 – 11: 21 | Campaigners described the decision to block arms sales as 'historic' (Screengrab) | Italy has stopped arms exports to Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates after concerns were raised that Italian weapons could be used to kill civilians…

Special to People's World (2021-01-29). Wall Street short-sellers get what they deserve in GameStop squeeze. peoplesworld.org What's happening on Wall Street? Investors have been rushing into the nearly bankrupt strip mall video game retailer GameStop faster than shoppers hoping to score a PlayStation5 at a Black Friday door-crashers sale. Suddenly, the company is valued more than big box tech behemoth Best Buy. Its shares are trading at a volume surpassing even …

MEE and agencies (2021-01-29). Islamic State 'deputy caliph' killed in Iraq, PM Kadhimi says. middleeasteye.net Islamic State 'deputy caliph' killed in Iraq, PM Kadhimi says | Intelligence-led operation that killed Abu Yaser al-Issawi comes a week after IS claimed deadliest Iraq attack in three years
| Fri, 01/29/2021 – 10: 15 | A photo circulating online purportedly shows Abu Yaser al-Issawi (Twitter) | Iraqi security forces have killed the country's top Islamic State (IS) commander, who had cl…

CP Editor (2021-01-29). Doug Henwood — Unpacking GameStop's Stock & Wall Street's Future. counterpunch.org

Vijay Prashad (2021-01-29). We should all be outraged, but outrage is not a strong enough word. mronline.org Someday the world will be free of the coronavirus. Then, we will glance backward at these years of misery inflicted by virions with spike proteins that have struck down millions of people and held social life in its grip.

Geraldina Colotti (2021-01-29). UN Independent expert Alfred de Zayas: 'This is how the human rights industry works'. mronline.org Italian journalist Geraldina Colotti asks de Zayas about corporate media manipulation of Venezuela's human rights situation.

MEE staff (2021-01-29). Israeli embassy in India's New Delhi rocked by nearby explosion. middleeasteye.net Israeli embassy in India's New Delhi rocked by nearby explosion | Delhi Police said the low-intensity blast occurred at 5.05pm local time around 150 metres away from the embassy | Fri, 01/29/2021 – 13: 54 | Police cordon off an area at a street after an explosion near the Israeli embassy in New Delhi (AFP) | An explosion near the Israeli embassy in the Indian capital of New Delhi damaged three vehicles, but no…

Mark Gruenberg (2021-01-29). Biden renews collective bargaining pledge to Fire Fighters. peoplesworld.org WASHINGTON—Last winter, Joe Biden stood and smiled behind an International Association of Fire Fighters podium as more than 800 Fire Fighters stood, cheered, and waved yellow-and-black signs that declared "Run, Joe, Run" for the White House. This winter, there were no signs, but the man, Joe Biden, addressing the union's 4,000-delegate virtual convention via Zoom …

Tomdispatch (2021-01-29). Demilitarizing Our Democracy: How the National Security State Has Come to Dominate a "Civilian" Government. juancole.com By Mandy Smithberger and William Hartung | — ( Tomdispatch.com ) — This month's insurrection at the Capitol revealed the dismal failure of the Capitol Police and the Department of Defense to use their expertise and resources to thwart a clear and present danger to our democracy. As the government reform group Public Citizen tweeted, …

Phelan Acheson (2021-01-29). Freedom: The Burden of Accountability — Part 4. realprogressives.org "Great power involves great responsibility" -Franklin Delano Roosevelt | The following article is part of a larger, five—part series on accountability and reform as they pertain to freedom. Focusing primarily on American politics and history, the series draws on America's continual struggle towards that "more perfect society.""You may choose to look the other way but you can never say again that you did not know." William Wilberforce | Barack Obama should be heralded as an example of what not to be as President. His name should be a curse. He shouldn't be famous with the masses &…

Princess Harmony (2021-01-29). Drug-induced homicide laws kill. workers.org Almost everyone knows that the United States is home to the most destructive, most negative reaction to drugs and drug use — the so-called War on Drugs. But fewer know that fatal overdoses can carry a charge of drug-induced homicide, laws that would punish those who provide drugs that cause . . . |

Susan Smith (2021-01-29). Africa's Last Colony: UN Must Hold Long-Overdue Vote for Self-Determination in Western Sahara. mintpressnews.com By unilaterally ending a 29-year ceasefire, Morocco highlights the urgent need for the UN to make good on its commitments to Western Sahara.

Miko Peled (2021-01-29). #STANDWITHISSA: Issa Amro Stood Against Israel's Settler State and is About to Pay a Heavy Price. mintpressnews.com Anyone familiar with the Israeli occupation and the violence of the settlers would find the following story impossible and unthinkable, however, Issa Amro was able to pull it off.

Richard Moser (2021-01-29). Cops, Vigilantes and the Ruling Class. counterpunch.org As more and more evidence comes in, much of it reveals collusion between the neo-fascists who were the hard-core and vanguard of the mob and the police, military, politicians and President. While some of the overwhelmed Capitol Police resisted the mob others welcomed it, opening barriers and treating them like tourists — selfies and all.

Ysh Cabana (2021-01-29). Philippines: International pressure to investigate Duterte crimes against humanity. mronline.org If a United Nations report wouldn't suffice, an international commission wants to prove there is a practical way justice will be assured and perpetrators of human rights violations in the Philippines be held accountable. The Independent International Commission of Investigation into Human Rights Violations in the Philippines or INVESTIGATE PH had a global launch Thursday, …

Karen Conner (2021-01-29). CEPR News: The Fierce Urgency of Now. cepr.net New Union Membership and GDP Data Analysis CEPR News for January 28, 2021 Get CEPR News by email every two weeks, just sign up here. CEPR and Revolving Door Project Press Biden to Act Quickly Ahead of, and then concurrent with, the US presidential transition, CEPR and the Revolving Door Project (RDP) joined with dozens of …

Real Progressives (2021-01-29). To honor Dr. King, Pediatricians Offer Four Tips to Teach Kindness to Kids. realprogressives.org Children are listening. | During the election, messages of hate, fear and intolerance were propagated across different media and into communities. And the messages continue. While parents view and lis…

Paddy Colligan (2021-01-29). Vietnam Communist Party to hold 13th National Congress. workers.org Jan. 25 — The Communist Party of Vietnam is holding its 13th National Party Congress this week — a culmination of hundreds of meetings and discussions that have taken place throughout the country and at all levels of the party. It will evaluate the socioeconomic development strategies of the previous . . . |

Cal Winslow (2021-01-29). The Decade of the Rank and File: Fifty Years On. counterpunch.org The US Department of Labor Statistics, in its accounting of the year 1970, revealed an extraordinary statistic; there had been in that year alone 5,716 strikes, involving three million workers. 1970 saw strikes in almost every employment category. Many, seen from the outside, were inconsequential affairs; others shook the nation. In Chicago, a truckers' strike

Staff (2021-01-29). Sanders on Billionaire Investor's Tax Fears Amid GameStop Saga: "Cry Me a River" truthout.org As the ongoing

Beau Peters (2021-01-29). Election Politics and Cybersecurity: What's the Connection? dissidentvoice.org Image Source: Pexels 2020 may have been the most tumultuous election year in United States history. With the coronavirus pandemic complicating traditional election processes, we had to rely on alternative voting methods such as mail-in ballots to secure the ability for many to vote. Yet these methods were besieged by doubts encouraged by former President …

Tania Siddiqi (2021-01-29). Para combatir el fascismo: 'La educación política es crucial para la gente'. workers.org Extractos tomados del seminario web del 14 de enero, "Los trabajadores pueden derrotar al fascismo y al racismo", patrocinado por Workers World Party/ Partido Mundo Obrero y moderado por Ted Kelly. Tania Siddiqui habló desde la filial del WWP en Houston. Para ver el panel de discusión completo (en inglés), . . . |

Morning Star (2021-01-29). Iran pursues German companies that gave Saddam Hussein chemical weapons. peoplesworld.org Iran vowed on Wednesday to take action against German companies for supplying the former Iraqi regime of Saddam Hussein with chemical weapons. Ismail Baqai Hamaneh, Tehran's representative at the United Nations in Geneva , told the UN-linked Conference on Disarmament: "Iran will never back down from pursuing Germany's crime of arming Saddam with chemical weapons." …

WSWS (2021-01-29). Johnson plans end of UK lockdown, with terrible loss of life. wsws.org Scientific studies prove that opening schools significantly increases rates of infection, meaning the pandemic will be pushed into a new period of exponential growth with tens of thousands more deaths.

Jonah Raskin (2021-01-29). My Housemate is Missing: Dementia in the Time of the Pandemic. counterpunch.org The other day, my housemate thought she saw flames on the adjoining property. She called the fire department in Cotati, California where we live. Two fire trucks arrived with fire fighters loaded for bear. The only problem was that there was no fire. It was a false alarm. My housemate, whom I'll call Gretel, has

KQED (2021-01-29). Tuesday 2/9: Pandemic & Civil Unrest Impact on Bay Area Black Churches w/ "The Black Church" Sneak Peek. indybay.org Online event…

Medea Benjamin and Nicholas J.S. Davies (2021-01-29). Will the Biden Administration End America's Global War on Children? juancole.com Most people regard Trump's treatment of immigrant children as among his most shocking crimes as president. Images of hundreds of children stolen from their families and imprisoned in chain-link cages are an unforgettable disgrace that President Biden must move quickly to remedy with humane immigration policies and a program to quickly find the children's families …

_____ (2021-01-29). Ajamu Baraka: We Are Entering A New Totalitarian Era. popularresistance.org I understand the disgust, the revulsion people have to Donald Trump. We know who Donald Trump is. He's a sociopath, he's a white supremacist. He's despicable, but Donald Trump is, in fact, America. Donald Trump represents the kind of attitude and the kinds of values that made the US settler state what it is today. | So, this notion on the part of the liberals that he is some kind of aberration is completely ridiculous. In fact, it's ahistorical, but because of the disgust and because of the very serious legitimation crisis the US is facing, and the concern that neoliberal politicians have with the possibility of…

Paul Street (2021-01-29). Thirty-One Flavors of Fascism. counterpunch.org "Leftists" I know have had their undies tied up in a nasty knot bunch over other leftists' use of the F-word — fascism — to describe Trump and his backers. Fascism, seriously? Yes, absolutely, provided we have a reasonable definition. In his incisive 2009 book The Eliminationists: How Hate Talk Radicalized the American Right, David

Staff (2021-01-29). Biden's $1.9 Trillion Stimulus Is a Vital Beginning for a New New Deal. truthout.org In his first three days in office, President Joe Biden signed no less than 30 executive orders and memorandums, many of which dismantle Trump's policies. This is an impressive achievement by any standard, but only so much can be done with executive orders and it is all but certain that most legislation will be blocked by Republican senators, thanks to filibuster, and with the possible help of some Democrats. In the meantime, Biden has proposed a $1.9 trillion stimulus for the coronavirus-hit economy…

MEE staff (2021-01-29). US's plans to restore aid to Palestinians 'fully comply with law', Biden team says. middleeasteye.net US's plans to restore aid to Palestinians 'fully comply with law', Biden team says | Trump-era legislation will not obstruct plans to restore aid to Palestinians or re-open diplomatic missions, State Department says | Fri, 01/29/2021 – 16: 42 | Palestinian man outside UN's Palestinian refugee agency in Gaza City (AFP/File photo) | Resuming US aid to Palestine will not violate legislation against US funds being…

Rima Najjar (2021-01-29). If US Foreign Policy Toward Palestine Is Any Indication, "Trump Is Here to Stay" 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). | *** | As I watch the unfolding political drama of …

Site Administrator (2021-01-29). DOJ Rescinds "Zero Tolerance" Immigration Rule. laprensalatina.com WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department rescinded a Trump-era memo that established a "zero tolerance" enforcement policy for immigrants crossing the U.S.-Mexico border illegally, which resulted in thousands of family separations. Acting Attorney General Monty Wilkinson issued the new memo to federal prosecutors across the nation on Tuesday, January 26, saying the department would return …

Jacob Carter (2021-01-29). Outgoing Trump administration supported migratory bird massacre, it's time to reverse the damage. peoplesworld.org Since 1918 the federal government has implemented its authority under the Migratory Bird Treaty Act (MBTA) to hold industries accountable for the death of birds due to their operations. Such operations include the spraying of insecticides that poison birds, maintaining oil pits that can lead to drowning or contact with infrastructure such as wind turbines that …

sputniknews (2021-01-29). Facebook 'Supreme Court' Accepting Public Comment on Whether to Reinstate Trump Account. sputniknews.com The former US president, Donald Trump, was blocked on Facebook earlier this month after being accused of inciting an insurrection at the US Capitol on January 6. In a statement earlier this month, Facebook's chief executive, Mark Zuckerberg, stated that the risk of allowing Trump to continue to use the platform were "simply too great."

Cody Fenwick (2021-01-29). Democrats increasingly alarmed at the threat posed by GOP lawmakers. zcomm.org House Speaker Nancy Pelosi gave chilling remarks on Thursday during her briefing with the press: "The enemy is within the House of Representatives"

sputniknews (2021-01-29). Robert Koch Institute Chief Warns About More Outbreaks of New COVID Strains Being Reported. sputniknews.com The UK authorities previously reported discovering another variant of coronavirus that is presumed to be more virulent. The strain has since spread across other countries despite attempts to prevent it.

sputniknews (2021-01-29). Why EU is Lagging Behind UK in COVID Vaccine Rollout. sputniknews.com The European Commission's coordinated rollout of a vaccination programme, presented by Health Commissioner Stella Kyriakides on 17 June 2020 and lauded in December as a "success story" by EU Commission President Ursula von der Leyen, is not going as smoothly as planned.

Steve Topple (2021-01-29). Once again the Tories throw students under the bus. thecanary.co The government just refused to budge on a crucial issue for university students. It is one that has been at the forefront of political debate for nearly a decade, although the coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic has driven the problem home. Yet still, the Tories are refusing to act to rectify an appalling situation. | Tuition fees: always in the spotlight: | University students have been paying tuition fees

The Canary (2021-01-29). EU / UK Vaccine spat highlights the need for a 'radical shake-up in the way vaccines are produced'. thecanary.co The European Medicines Agency plans to deliver its verdict on the Oxford/AstraZeneca Coronavirus (Covid-19) vaccine on 29 January. But Brussels could also announce powers that would block the shipment of millions of vaccine doses to Britain within days. | The European Commission (EC) is considering an export ban in a bid to solve its vaccine supply shortage issues. Member states were forced to pause or delay rollout, after AstraZeneca — which aims to supply two million doses per week to the UK — allegedly told the EC that only a quarter of the 100 million doses it was expecting by March were likely…

The Canary (2021-01-29). NHS staff 'burned out' and 'desperately sad' after a year of Covid-19. thecanary.co A year fighting coronavirus (Covid-19) has left medical staff "burned out", "fatigued" and "desperately sad", according to one nurse. | Since the first death in the UK a year ago on Saturday, many doctors, nurses and other frontline workers have been immersed in the battle against Covid-19. | Joanne Morrell, an intensive care nurse at the Calderdale and Huddersfield NHS Foundation Trust, said she would not have believed back in March when she first started working with Covid patients that she and her colleagues would still be dealing with the pandemic nearly a year later. | Joanne Morrell is 'in disbelief' at how…

yenisafak (2021-01-29). Russia reports 19,238 new COVID-19 cases, 534 deaths. yenisafak.com The country's total number of cases passed 3.81 million, while 72,185 people lost their lives to COVID-19 since the beginning of the pandemic.Some 26,204 people recovered from the virus and the total recoveries exceeded 3.25 million.Meanwhile, the Education Ministry said universities will begin face-to-face education on Feb. 8 depending on the epidemiological situation of their region.COVID-19 measures will also be applied in the universities, it added.

yenisafak (2021-01-29). Germany reports downward trend in COVID-19 cases. yenisafak.com A decline in Germany's coronavirus cases continues as the number of infections per 100,000 people in seven days fell to 94.4 on Friday — the lowest figure since October.Speaking at a news conference in Berlin, Professor Lothar Wieler, head of the Robert Koch Institute (RKI), said the seven-day incidence rate dropped below 100 for the first time on Thursday and the downward trend continued today."We are on the right path, but we must resolutely pursue this path further," Wieler said, urging people to strictly observe safety measures.He warned that the recently detected more contagious COVID-19 variants remai…

yenisafak (2021-01-29). At least 4 killed in COVID-19 hospital fire in Romania. yenisafak.com At least four people were killed in a fire at a hospital in the Romanian capital Bucharest on Friday, local media reported.The fire broke out at the Matei Bals Hospital, one of the city's largest hospitals where COVID-19 patients are treated.Some 102 people were evacuated from the hospital, according to the Romanian news agency Agerpres.Bucharest prosecutors opened an investigation to search the cause of the fire, said Agerpres.

yenisafak (2021-01-29). Turkey to fine vendors selling food at high prices, says Erdogan. yenisafak.com Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said on Friday that heavy fines will be imposed on vendors selling food at high prices.Those who are responsible for high food prices will face heavy penalties, Erdogan said in a speech after Friday prayer in Istanbul.He said that the government will continue supporting small businesses during the pandemic."The decline in the number of casualties makes me very hopeful," Erdogan stated.He added that he hoped to overcome the negative developments stemming from the new variants of COVID-19.As of Thursday, Turkey had registered a total of 25,605 deaths due to the coronavirus, w…

yenisafak (2021-01-29). Over 12M visitors flocked to Turkey's online museums. yenisafak.com Over 12 million people visited Turkey's 32 museums and archaeological sites in the first 10 months of 2020 through the government's digital platform, tourism officials announced on Friday.Turkey's Culture and Tourism Ministry unveiled a digital portal of museums and historical sites on March 25, 2020, after the COVID-19 outbreak, which hit the tourism industry hard.The museums and archaeological sites, which host millions of rare works of culture and art, have been made accessible to visitors through a virtual environment at sanalmuze.gov.tr, according to the officials.Virtually the most visited is the Gobeklitep…

Online News Editor (2021-01-29). EMA: No new side effects found in Pfizer vaccine month after EU rollout. laprensalatina.com Amsterdam, Jan 29 (efe-epa).- The European Medicines Agency on Friday announced it had not identified any new side effects of the Pfizer-BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine in the first month of its rollout in the European Union. The report added that the vaccine, known as Comirnaty, had not been linked to any deaths in patients after receiving …

Online News Editor (2021-01-29). Gravestone campaign aims to raise awareness of Covid-19 in Bogotá. laprensalatina.com Bogotá, Jan 28 (efe-epa).- A high number of Covid-19 deaths and infections has led the mayor of an area of Bogotá to start an education campaign using gravestones to raise awareness of the dangers of the virus. The initiative called "Covid-19 kills, don't risk your life" uses black tombstones inscribed with the names of more …

Online News Editor (2021-01-29). Paris' traditional booksellers struggle as pandemic cuts trade. laprensalatina.com Paris, Jan 29 (efe-epa).- The scenery along the banks of the Seine in Paris has drastically changed due to the coronavirus pandemic as many of the capital's traditional second-hand booksellers have had their stands closed for months. The second wave of Covid-19 and the lockdown enforced to control it has forced the so-called bouquinistes to …

Online News Editor (2021-01-29). Vietnam's new Covid-19 outbreak dampens congress celebrations. laprensalatina.com Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, Jan 29 (efe-epa).- After going almost two months without any community Covid-19 cases, Vietnam has recorded 93 in the last two days, overshadowing the celebratory atmosphere of the Communist Party congress in Hanoi. Since Monday, delegates have gathered in the capital to select the leadership of the country for the …

Online News Editor (2021-01-29). EU publishes redacted AstraZeneca contract amid delivery row. laprensalatina.com (Update 1: Adds detail) Brussels, Jan 29 (efe-epa).- The European Commission on Friday published a redacted version of its purchase agreement for Covid-19 vaccines from AstraZeneca amid an ongoing dispute over a delivery shortfall. The row erupted after it emerged that the firm would only be able to deliver 25% of the vaccines earmarked for …

Online News Editor (2021-01-29). Citizen mistrust, govt caution stop COVID-19 vaccine in Japan. laprensalatina.com By Antonio Hermosín Gandul Tokyo, Jan 29 (efe-epa).- Japan's distrust and the government's caution have so far stopped COVID-19 vaccinations in the country, which will try to immunize its population against the clock before the Tokyo Olympics. The Japanese Executive intensified efforts to prepare the inoculation of its 125.6 million inhabitants this week from the …

Online News Editor (2021-01-29). Japan's annual unemployment rate rises for first time in 11 years. laprensalatina.com Tokyo, Jan 29 (efe-epa).- The average annual unemployment rate in Japan rose in 2020 to 2.8 percent, the first increase in 11 years and attributed to the effects of the Covid-19 pandemic, according to data released Friday by the government. The 2020 figure was up 0.4 percent from the previous year when the average annual …

yenisafak (2021-01-29). Will Biden return to multilateralism in South America? yenisafak.com While new US President Joe Biden's return to multilateralism, the Paris Agreement, and a commitment to protect the Amazon forests has raised hopes, experts believe there will be less substance in US-Latin America relations due to a host of factors.They believe, however, that Biden's flexible and less confrontational approach has shown that he will retain focal points of the Obama administration and rebuild ties with countries.Although during his eight years as vice president under Barack Obama, Biden visited Latin America 16 times, analysts now say domestic issues along with other strategically important global i…

_____ (2021-01-29). Venezuela: United States Goal Is To Support A 'Transition'. popularresistance.org "The goal of the United States is to support a democratic, peaceful transition in Venezuela through free and fair elections," said White House press secretary Jen Psaki on Tuesday, January 26, reading from notes she carried with her. | The spokeswoman for the new US administration answered a question from a journalist by adding "the President has always been very clear that the approach towards Venezuela is to address the humanitarian situation, give support to the Venezuelan people, and revitalize multilateral diplomacy." During her comments, she said that measures will continue to be taken to prosecute those al…

Raul Diego (2021-01-29). America's Half a Century of War in Somalia Comes to an End. Sort Of. mintpressnews.com Despite Trump's decision to remove troops from Somalia, ramped-up airstrikes and record death tolls prove that America's bloody legacy in the region is not over.

Joe Glenton (2021-01-29). Stansted 15 'vindicated' as Court of Appeal quashes their terrorism convictions. thecanary.co The Stansted 15, who stopped a deportation flight taking off, have had their terrorism convictions overturned on appeal on 29 January. | The group were found

Steve Topple (2021-01-29). A Tory minister just leaked private emails from a HuffPost journalist. thecanary.co A Tory minister just leaked two private emails from a HuffPost journalist. She Meet the "equalities minister": | Kemi Badenoch is equalities minister. She's hit the headlines on several occasions recently. Previously, Bade…

_____ (2021-01-29). Is America an Enemy of Christianity? strategic-culture.org Rod DREHER | Though the US has separation of church and state, we have long been accustomed to American Christianity being consonant with American patriotism. But close Christian observers of American life have wondered for the last couple of decades — at least in my experience — if and when the day will come when being a faithful Christian will require one to oppose the US government and the American system. As America de-Christianizes, what was once unthinkable by conservative Christians is now fast moving from the fringes to the mainstream of our thinking. | Catholic World Report has published a bl…

Staff (2021-01-29). Trump Chief of Staff Liquidated as Much as $200,000 in Stock After Election. truthout.org Former White House chief of staff Mark Meadows liquidated as much as $200,000 in stocks a week after the election, according to financial disclosures obtained Wednesday by Salon. As a whole, the filings suggest that Meadows, who was one of the 15 wealthiest new members of Congress when he first came to Washington,

Staff (2021-01-29). QAnon Trump Supporter Jacob Chansley Wants to Testify at Impeachment Trial. truthout.org The pro-Trump participant in the attacks on the Capitol building earlier this month who wore face paint, fur and horns is signaling he is willing to testify during the Senate impeachment trial of former President Donald Trump. | The lawyer for Jacob Chansley, Al Watkins,

Staff (2021-01-29). Marjorie Taylor Greene Has Long Used Racism, Anti-Semitism to Get Famous. truthout.org Just days before Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene faced a fresh round of calls to resign from Congress after CNN reported that her Facebook page had endorsed calls to execute top Democrats in 2018, the Republican from Georgia was starting her own social media buzz around articles of impeachment she filed against President Joe Biden. | Greene

RT (2021-01-29). Horn-wearing 'QAnon Shaman' charged over Capitol riot says he's willing to testify at impeachment trial, feels 'betrayed' by Trump. rt.com The man who showed up to the Capitol riot sporting fur and a horned headdress — known as the "QAnon Shaman" — is willing to testify at ex-president Donald Trump's impeachment trial, his lawyer said. | The horned rioter, Jacob Chansley, is prepared to speak out against Trump at his upcoming impeachment hearings, his lawyer Albert Watkins

RT (2021-01-29). 'It stinks of corruption': Texas AG calls out Robinhood, Discord, Citadel and others over GameStop stock throttling. rt.com Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton has issued civil investigative demands to more than a dozen entities involved in blocking small investors from trading GameStop and other stocks, saying their behavior "stinks of corruption." | "Wall Street corporations cannot limit public access to the free market, nor should they censor discussion surrounding it, particularly for their own benefit," "

RT (2021-01-29). Robinhood imposes ONE share buy limit on DOZENS OF STOCKS amid GameStop scrutiny. rt.com The market insanity that began with short-selling drama at GameStop has escalated beyond day-traders' wildest nightmares, as the once-popular brokerage app Robinhood is now effectively preventing users from buying some 50 stocks. | Robinhood users angrily took to Twitter to display screenshots indicating the app was blocking them from buying more than a single stock of some companies. The trading lockdown on Friday wasn't limited to GameStop ($GME) — users were posting similar shots of failed efforts to trade other stocks of companies that seemed to have a richer future than a brick-and-mortar video game…

RT (2021-01-29). US stocks take beating as Dow sheds 620 points & 'Reddit Rebellion' continues to drive massive surge in GameStop shares. rt.com US stocks have plunged across all major indexes, with the Dow Jones tanking more than 600 points in an "ugly day" for traders, as amateur investors continue to send GameStop's share value soaring, up nearly 70 percent for the day. | The Dow shed just over 620 points as markets closed on Friday, sinking more than 2 percent, while the NASDAQ and S&P 500 saw similar losses, declining 2.7 percent and 1.9 percent, respectively. All three benchmarks dropped by more than 3 percent since Monday, seeing their worst week in three months. | #gme on this Friday. Dow down big. GameStop back up big. RT (2021-01-29). Now you see him, now you don't: Emotional Djokovic shocks fans by leaving tennis event ahead of Australian Open — then reappearing. rt.com Serbian tennis star Novak Djokovic has left fans puzzled by his latest show of unorthodox behavior ahead of the Australian Open, pulling out of an exhibition event in Adelaide before emerging back on court midway through a match. | The top-ranked player withdrew from Adelaide's Memorial Drive just hours after being released from quarantine, citing blisters on his right hand as he hit the headlines again before the headline tournament had even started. | The 17-time Grand Slam winner, who served his quarantine in Adelaide alongside other top stars including Rafael Nadal, Serena Williams and Naomi Osaka, left fa…

MEE and agencies (2021-01-29). Turkish-Russian centre monitoring Nagorno-Karabakh ceasefire due to open. middleeasteye.net Turkish-Russian centre monitoring Nagorno-Karabakh ceasefire due to open | Turkey's Hulusi Akar said Turkish personnel would work at the centre to oversee the maintenance of a ceasefire that ended six weeks of fighting | Fri, 01/29/2021 – 15: 40 | Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev attending a military parade marking Azerbaijan's victory against A…

Ali Harb (2021-01-29). Biden appoints Rob Malley as Iran envoy despite backlash from hawks. middleeasteye.net Biden appoints Rob Malley as Iran envoy despite backlash from hawks | Conservatives and foreign-policy hawks have voiced opposition to Malley, veteran diplomat who helped negotiate Iran nuclear deal | Fri, 01/29/2021 – 17: 56 | Biden administration taps Robert Malley, who served on Obama's negotiating team for Iran nuclear deal, as its new top envoy for Iran (AFP) | US President Joe Biden on Friday appointed Rob…

MEE and agencies (2021-01-29). Iran's foreign minister condemns US sanctions on Turkey. middleeasteye.net Iran's foreign minister condemns US sanctions on Turkey | Javad Zarif calls for lifting of sanctions in Iran and Turkey at press conference in Istanbul | Fri, 01/29/2021 – 09: 12 | Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu welcomes his Iranian counterpart Javad Zarif before their meeting at the Dolmabahce Palace in Istanbul (AFP) | Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has condemne…

MEE staff (2021-01-29). Biden extends deportation protection for Syrians in US. middleeasteye.net Biden extends deportation protection for Syrians in US | Department of Homeland Security says it will also allow 1,800 additional Syrians to apply for protected status for first time | Fri, 01/29/2021 – 20: 48 | Protected status is granted to those who come to US amid natural disasters, wars or events making them unable to return to home countries (AFP/File photo) | The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) ha…

Rohollah Faghihi (2021-01-29). Signal is blocked in Iran and no one will admit to ordering it. middleeasteye.net Signal is blocked in Iran and no one will admit to ordering it | Restrictions on messaging app placed after huge migration from WhatsApp, as government and judiciary blame each other for decision | Fri, 01/29/2021 – 15: 01 | Iranian women use mobile phones West of Tehran (Reuters) | Like many people across the globe, Iranians have been spooked by WhatsApp's recent announcement that it woul…

Roger Harris (2021-01-29). The Trump-Biden Transition in the Wake of the Capitol Building Riot. counterpunch.org 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

Walter Smolarek (2021-01-29). The rehabilitation of Donald Trump: Who is to blame? liberationnews.org How did Trump's fortunes turn around so dramatically after he incited a mob of his supporters to storm the Capitol on Jan. 6, and who bears responsibility for this extremely dangerous development?>

PAI (2021-01-29). Trumka praises Biden's "Buy American" executive order; GOP silent. peoplesworld.org

Jim Kavanagh (2021-01-29). The American Farce Unravels: Shreds of January 6th. counterpunch.org The storming of the Capitol on January 6th by Trump supporters was an acceleration in the unravelling of the American political regime and the fantastic ideology that sustains it. Unfortunately, the likeliest result, in the short term at least, is that the regime will knit itself a tighter coat of control, with the help, sadly,

Samuel March (2021-01-29). "No case to answer" — Stansted 15 convictions quashed by Court of Appeal. ukhumanrightsblog.com Thacker & Ors v R. [2021] EWCA Crim 97 (29 January 2021), judgment here The Court of Appeal held today that a group of activists who broke into Stansted Airport in an act of protest should "never have been prosecuted" for an "extremely serious" terror-related offence under s.1(2)(b) of the Aviation and Maritime Security Act …

yenisafak (2021-01-29). Pentagon to evaluate special ops, war crimes of US army. yenisafak.com Pentagon has announced that it will begin an independent inquiry into special operations and war crimes to evaluate American troops' accordance with the law overseas and reduce potential violations.The announcement was made by the US Department of Defense (DoD) Office of Inspector General in a recent four-paragraph memo.Noting that the evaluation is planned to begin in January, the office said: "The objective of this evaluation is to determine the extent to which U.S. Central Command (USCENTCOM) and U.S. Special Operations Command (USSOCOM) developed and implemented programs in accordance with DoD Law of War requ…

_____ (2021-01-29). How to Do 'Regime Change' Correctly: a Blueprint for the Biden Administration. strategic-culture.org By Sasan FAYAZMANESH | In my college years, as a member of the Iranian Students Association, one of my political tasks was to dispatch progressive American attorneys to Iran to investigate human rights abuses by the Shah, including torture and murder of political prisoners. These trips and the subsequent reports submitted by the attorneys were often successful in reducing the pain and suffering of prisoners of conscience, since the Shah was cognizant of his image abroad. Afterall, he was a creature of the West and dependent on it. He owed his throne to the 1953 American-British backed coup and was nurtured by the…

sputniknews (2021-01-29). Tear Gas Shells Fired to Control Clashes Between Locals and Farmers at Delhi's Singhu Border – Video. sputniknews.com Tens of thousands of Indian farmers, mainly from the Punjab and Haryana states, have been protesting at Delhi borders — Ghazipur, Singhu, and Tikri – since 26 November, demanding the government revoke three new farm laws that were passed in the parliament in September 2020.

sputniknews (2021-01-29). Congress MP, Veteran Journalists Charged With Sedition Over 'Fake News' on Farmer's Death in Delhi. sputniknews.com A 26-year-old farmer protesting India's new farm laws was killed in central Delhi on 26 January after his tractor rammed into a barricade. Farmers at the site claimed that the killed farmer was shot by cops before the accident. Police in neighbouring Uttar Pradesh state have said that they didn't find any gunshot mark on the farmer's body.

sputniknews (2021-01-29). 'Embarrassing': Sweden's Public Health Chief Slammed for Maskless Ride During Rush Hour. sputniknews.com A number of high-ranking Swedish politicians, including cabinet ministers up to Prime Minister Stefan Là∂fven himself were previously caught breaking their own recommendations. In some cases, this led to resignations.

sputniknews (2021-01-29). EU May Block Pfizer Vaccine Exports to UK to Ensure Stable Supplies Within Bloc — Reports. sputniknews.com MOSCOW (Sputnik) — The European Union may block the export of the Pfizer coronavirus vaccine to the United Kingdom as a means of retaining stable vaccine supplies for its member states, media reported.

sputniknews (2021-01-29). 'Shoot Us, Use Any Force, We Won't Back Off': Protesting Farmers at Delhi's Ghazipur Border. sputniknews.com On Thursday evening, the District Magistrate of Ghaziabad in the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh issued a notice to the protesting farmers at the Ghazipur border to vacate the site. The authority also warned the farmers of consequences if they didn't follow the orders.

sputniknews (2021-01-29). Earth Will Soon Forever Lose Its 'Second Moon', Astronomers Say. sputniknews.com NASA has confirmed that the enigmatic object, 2020 SO, is the remains of a Centaur rocket booster from the mid 20th century Space Age, adding that the orbiting space junk can be classified as a mini-moon to our planet.

sputniknews (2021-01-29). Actor Deep Sidhu Agrees to Talk to Police After Being Accused of Inciting Violence at Farmers Rally. sputniknews.com On 26 January, during the 72nd Republic Day celebrations in India's capital Delhi, protesting farmers clashed with the police. The authorities are now searching for actor Deep Sidhu, who has been accused by the farmers of stoking violence during a rally at the capital's Red Fort.

sputniknews (2021-01-29). FBI: Two Pipe Bombs Discovered Amid Capitol Riot Were Planted the Day Prior. sputniknews.com Amid the deadly chaos and confusion that erupted as Trump loyalists stormed the US Capitol on January 6, federal authorities were also directed to investigate and safely detonate a pair of pipe bombs discovered blocks away, at the offices of the Republican and Democratic national committees. Arrests have not been made.

sputniknews (2021-01-29). Is Dogecoin Next? Robinhood Blocks Skyrocketing Cryptocurrency Championed by Online Traders. sputniknews.com While there are many superficial similarities between the GameStop and Dogecoin online investment frenzies, Wall Street stocks and cryptocurrencies are valued using very different systems.

sputniknews (2021-01-29). 'Window is Closing': Iranian Diplomat Says US 'Must Act Quickly' to Rejoin JCPOA. sputniknews.com With US President Joe Biden just a few weeks into a four-year Oval Office term, talks of how the new administration will work to repair US-Iranian ties has been among the top concerns for many Washington DC insiders, particularly when it concerns the JCPOA Iran nuclear deal.

sputniknews (2021-01-29). Video: Citron Research Says it Will Stop Publishing Short-Seller Reports Amid GameStop Squeeze. sputniknews.com Wall Street short-sellers have lost billions of dollars in recent days after a viral online movement of amateur online traders started buying shares and stock options in the company, prompting GameStop's market value to increase from $2 billion to $24 billion in just a matter of days.

sputniknews (2021-01-29). Singaporean Prime Minister Calls for Upgrade in US-China Ties With Biden Administration. sputniknews.com GENOA (Sputnik) – The United States and China should build a constructive relationship, which will be a challenge for the new US leadership, Prime Minister of Singapore Lee Hsien Loong said on Friday.

sputniknews (2021-01-29). Farm Laws to Be Stayed, Says Indian President, But Asserts It Aimed to Benefit 100 Million Farmers. sputniknews.com Indian President Ram Nath Kovind addressed a joint sitting of both houses of parliament on Friday, a customary speech delivered ahead of the commencement of the budget session. 20 opposition parties have decided to boycott his speech in solidarity with protesting farmers.

sputniknews (2021-01-29). Texas Attorney General Probing Online Sites Over Limiting Services Amid GameStop Frenzy. sputniknews.com WASHINGTON (Sputnik) – Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton is investigating several online trading platforms, including Robinhood, after users were limited access to the stock market amid the GameStop frenzy, his office said on Friday.

sputniknews (2021-01-29). Former FBI Lawyer Gets Probation For Altering Russia Probe Documents. sputniknews.com WASHINGTON (Sputnik) – Former FBI lawyer Kevin Clinesmith received a year of probation and 400 hours of community service for doctoring an email as a means of getting permission to spy on a former Trump campaign adviser during the Russia investigation.

sputniknews (2021-01-29). Jeffrey Epstein Reportedly Bragged About Taking Virginity of a Teenager, Court Documents Reveal. sputniknews.com The disgraced financier, who has been accused of sexual abuse and rape by dozens of women, was found dead in his cell two years ago, but the sordid details of his life and crimes continue to emerge as prosecutors unseal more documents from previous cases against him and his life companion Ghislaine Maxwell.

Joe Glenton (2021-01-29). A new film shows it's not just the US that's facing an increased far-right threat. thecanary.co In the wake of the far-right invasion of Washington's Capitol Hill on 6 January, the US Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has issued a While no specific threat was named, the DHS bulletin appears to confirm fears that the Capitol riot, in which

Sophia Purdy-Moore (2021-01-29). Another officer caught using lockdown rules to abuse police power. thecanary.co On Wednesday 27 January, a Twitter user shared a Caught o…

yenisafak (2021-01-29). ANALYSIS: Washington set to move clocks back in Middle East. yenisafak.com Having survived the Jan. 6 storming of the Capitol Hill, the US made it to the swearing-in ceremony on the 20th, and the inauguration was left behind with much less damage than worried. With Donald Trump gone from Washington DC, what followed immediately was a torrent of executive orders: In line with the expectations of the segments of society that he represents, Joe Biden, the new president, signed a total of 19 executive orders in his first 48 hours in office to erase the traces and reverse the effects of the legacy of Donald Trump, who is believed to have disrupted the established state structure of the US.Th…

yenisafak (2021-01-29). Pakistan denies role in India farmers' protest. yenisafak.com Pakistan on Thursday rejected New Delhi's claim that Islamabad and Beijing are backing the ongoing protests by farmers in India.In a weekly news briefing, Foreign Ministry spokesperson Zahid Hafeez Chaudhri said the "baseless and irresponsible" accusations are a continuation of India's tactic of blaming others for its "internal failings.""It may be recalled that Indian Union Minister Raosaheb Danve had alleged that China and Pakistan were behind the ongoing protests by farmers," Chaudhri said in response to a question."Such a baseless and irresponsible statement from Indian Minister reflects the true mindset of t…

yenisafak (2021-01-29). Turkish speaker rejects 'paranoid' Neo-Ottoman claims. yenisafak.com Turkey's parliament speaker on Friday said his country was resolute in protecting its legitimate rights based on international law.Speaking at an Istanbul-based commemoration program dedicated to the Turkish independence struggle, Mustafa Sentop commented on his country's goals and political stance.We are determined to protect and defend Turkey's legitimate rights arising from international law, Sentop said, adding the threats his country faced over a century ago were still existing.Stressing that the Turkish administration worked hard to make Turkey stronger, safer and more peaceful, he noted that Ankara was see…

yenisafak (2021-01-29). A Threshold for Bahrain: From a 'retweet island' to 'spoiler' of Saudi-led Gulf reconciliation? yenisafak.com The six members of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) signed a 'solidarity and stability' agreement on January 5, 2021, at the 41st GCC summit meeting to end a three-and-a-half-years blockade on Qatar. This is an important watershed for the inter-Gulf relations as it ended the Gulf Crisis. This crisis was the manifestation of the huge division between Qatar and the other members of the GCC on their regional vision and decision-making on alignment. After a three-and-a-half-year crack in the Gulf unity, with the dialogue initiatives of Saudi Arabia, the crisis came to an end with the Al Ula declaration and the bloc…

yenisafak (2021-01-29). China invalidates British National Overseas passports. yenisafak.com China on Friday announced to invalidate British National Overseas (BNO) passports."China will no longer recognize so-called BNO passports as valid travel documents and identity certificates, starting Jan. 31," China's Foreign Ministry Spokesman Zhao Lijian told a news conference in Beijing.The move comes after the UK announced to issue special BNO visas to Hong Kongers from Sunday, allowing them to live and work in the country and eventually apply for British nationality."Despite the fact that it has been 24 years since Hong Kong returned to the motherland [China], the UK has blatantly broken its commitment by in…

yenisafak (2021-01-29). UK launches settlement scheme for Hong Kong citizens. yenisafak.com The new scheme, introduced after China imposed a new national security law in Hong Kong in June 2020, will give Hong Kong citizens the right to live and work in the UK."I am immensely proud that we have brought in this new route for Hong Kong BN(O)s to live, work, and make their home in our country," Prime Minister Boris Johnson said in a statement on Friday."In doing so we have honored our profound ties of history and friendship with the people of Hong Kong, and we have stood up for freedom and autonomy — values both the UK and Hong Kong hold dear."With the new visa scheme, around 3 million people from Hon…

yenisafak (2021-01-29). Turkey to help modernize Albania customs administration. yenisafak.com Turkey will help the modernization of the Albanian Customs Administration to set effective, fast, and efficient customs procedures, the Turkish trade minister said on Friday.Speaking at the virtually held Turkey-Albania Chamber of Commerce and Industry Forum First Economy Conference, Ruhsar Pekcan said in line with the requests of the Albanian customs authority, a delegation from the Turkish Trade Ministry will visit the country in February for technical cooperation.The decision was taken during Albanian Prime Minister Edi Rama's visit to President Recep Tayyip Erdogan in the capital Ankara on Jan. 6.She stressed…

yenisafak (2021-01-29). More families join sit-in against YPG/PKK in Turkey. yenisafak.com Families of children abducted or forcibly recruited by the YPG/PKK terror group continue their sit-in protest in Turkey's southeastern Diyarbakir province, calling on their sons and daughters to lay down arms and surrender to authorities.The protest began on Sept. 3, 2019, in Diyarbakir province when three mothers said their children had been forcibly recruited by YPG/PKK terrorists. The sit-in outside the office of the Peoples' Democratic Party (HDP), which the government accuses of having links to the YPG/PKK, has been growing every day.Solmaz Ovunc, a mother from the eastern Van province, joined the protest fo…

yenisafak (2021-01-29). Turkey 'hopes' US returns to Iran nuclear deal. yenisafak.com Turkey's Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said on Friday that he hopes the Biden administration would return to the nuclear deal and lift sanctions on Iran.Speaking at a joint news conference with his Iranian counterpart Javad Zarif in Istanbul, Cavusoglu said that Turkey has always supported the nuclear deal that was reached by the US, EU and Iran. "I hope the Biden administration will return to the agreement and so the sanctions on brotherly Iran will be lifted."Touching on the Karabakh deal, he said that they want a permanent cease-fire.In this regard, we are planning to establish a mechanism with Azerbaijan,…

yenisafak (2021-01-29). Turkish NGOs continue aid delivery in northern Syria. yenisafak.com The Ankara-based Turkish Cansuyu Foundation sent 20 truckloads of aid containing food and medical supplies.According to statement by the foundation, aid intends to lessen sufferings of people in the region and show solidarity with them.In addition, the Human Foundation also dispatched food, heaters and firewood to the people, who were adversely affected by the rains in the region.Muhammed Zahid Guney, the executive board member of the foundation, told Anadolu Agency that families dislocated due to the civil war in the country migrate to Idlib, which they regard a safe place for its proximity to Turkish border.He…

yenisafak (2021-01-29). Nuke deal up in air as Iran, US bicker over first move. yenisafak.com Clouds of uncertainty continue to loom over the 2015 Iran nuclear deal, with neither Tehran nor the new US administration willing to make the first move.Mahmoud Vaezi, the Iranian president's chief of staff, said on Friday that Iran "did not leave the JCPOA [Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action] to return to it," asserting that Tehran will return to full compliance when the US and Europe "live up to their commitments."On Thursday, Foreign Minister Javad Zarif also strongly defended Iran's position, saying Washington needs to "take the first step."Addressing new US Secretary of State Antony Blinken, he said "the US…

yenisafak (2021-01-29). Bangladesh relocates more Rohingya to remote island. yenisafak.com Bangladesh on Friday moved 1,778 more Rohingya refugees to a remote island in the country's south in the third phase of its relocation drive."All ships carrying those Rohingya from the southern port city Chattogram sailed out Friday morning and we have already kept ready the cluster houses on the island in which the newly arrived Rohingya will be settled," Commodore Abdullah Al Mamun Chowdhury, director of the Rohingya resettlement project on Bhasan Char island, told Anadolu Agency.Last December, Bangladesh relocated 3,446 Rohingya refugees to the silty island in the Bay of Bengal around 50 kilometers (31 miles)…

yenisafak (2021-01-29). PKK suspect caught trying to illegally cross to Greece. yenisafak.com Turkey's northwestern border troops nabbed a terror suspect trying to flee to Greece, the National Defense Ministry said on Friday."A person trying to cross from our country to Greece illegally was caught by our border units in Ipsala district of Edirne," the ministry said on Twitter."The person, who was previously tried for aiding and abetting the PKK terrorist organization, was handed over to the Ipsala District Gendarme Station," it added.In its more than 30-year terror campaign against Turkey, the PKK — listed as a terrorist organization by Turkey, the US and the EU — has been responsible for the…

yenisafak (2021-01-29). Islamophobic attacks sharply rise in Macron's France in 2020. yenisafak.com Amid controversy over the government's stance towards Muslims, Islamophobic attacks in France shot up by over half in 2020, the head of a monitoring group said Friday.There were 235 attacks on Muslims in France in 2020, up from 154 the previous year, a 53% jump, Abdallah Zekri, head of the National Observatory of Islamophobia, said in a statement.Most of the attacks took place in the Ile-de-France (greater Paris), Rhones-Alpes, and Paca regions of the country, Zekri said.Attacks on mosques jumped 35% in the same year, Zekri said.Stating that 70 threatening letters were sent to the headquarters of the French Counc…

_____ (2021-01-29). In First Week As President, Joe Biden Tosses Women, Unions and the American People Under the Globalist Bus. strategic-culture.org Anything that remotely promotes the interest of the nation will be ostracized as racist and working to the advantage of white supremacist tendencies. | In a brutal display of presidential powers that would have made Supreme Leader Kim Jong-un green with envy, Joe Biden rammed through a raft of pro-globalist executive orders just hours after being sworn in as president. | For those U.S. voters who were more obsessed with removing Donald Trump than seriously questioning who or what would replace him, they got their answer shortly after Biden made it through his locked-down inauguration where the soldiers outnumbere…

_____ (2021-01-29). New START Extension a Step in Right Direction. strategic-culture.org There is no guarantee of successful outcome. But at the very least there must be a commitment to work together and to dialogue. Thus, New START is a step in the right direction. | The agreement this week by the United States and the Russian Federation to extend the New START arms control treaty is a symbolic step of reengagement by both sides. That has to be welcomed. | Bilateral relations have deteriorated so badly in recent years that if the treaty was allowed to expire — as it was slated to do next week — then the world was facing the danger of a new, destructive nuclear arms race. The US had alrea…

_____ (2021-01-29). 'Who Ended the Holocaust?'. strategic-culture.org Today in the West, while hypocritical empty crocodile tears are wept over the Nazis' victims, real history continues to be suppressed, denied and buried beneath mountains of lies. | The anniversary of the Liberation of Auschwitz on January 27, 1945 and Holocaust Remembrance Day every year have been hijacked. They have become bizarre photographic negatives of the horrors they were meant to commemorate and manipulated to insult the millions of victims and the heroic warriors who gave their lives to end such horrors | For who ended the Holocaust? Who actually liberated and shut down every one of the six great Nazi i…

Mehr News Agency (2021-01-29). An explosion reported near Israeli embassy in New Delhi. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jan. 29 (MNA) – On the anniversary of normalization of relations between Tel Aviv and New Delhi, an explosion took place near the Israeli embassy in the Indian capital on Friday.

Mehr News Agency (2021-01-29). Iran, Turkey ink a draft of 1mn ton of freight agreement. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jan. 29 (MNA) -Turkish Ministry of Transport and Infrastructure revealed the signing and sealing a draft of one-million-ton freight agreement with the Islamic Republic of Iran in 2021.

Mehr News Agency (2021-01-29). US President Biden's troubles. en.mehrnews.com &nbsp…

Mehr News Agency (2021-01-29). Ice climbing in Ganjnameh Waterfall of Hamedan prov. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jan.30 (MNA)-With the outset of winter and intensification of cold and freezing of Ganjnameh waterfall in Hamedan province, suitable opportunity is provided for ice climbing, so that athletes of this sport field can continue their exercises.

Daniel Kane (2021-01-29). "They Came Away with Their Dignity" zcomm.org Striking NYC Workers Win Wage Hike After Surge of Solidarity…

Caity Johnstone (2021-01-29). Counter Trumpism By Ending the Conditions That Created It. zcomm.org People actually interested in ending Trumpism would be promoting an end to the corruption, opacity, a uniquely awful electoral system, and to neoliberal policies making Americans poorer and poorer…

Patrick Bond (2021-01-29). Biden-Kerry international climate politricks. zcomm.org Is U.S. President Joe Biden's January 27 Executive Order to address 'climate crisis' as good as many activists claim, enough to reverse earlier scepticism?>

Laura Jedeed (2021-01-29). Tenant Organizing Explodes Across the Country. zcomm.org Tenants' unions are one reason that, unlike other cities with supposed eviction protections, D.C. has not had a single eviction since the moratorium went into place…

Andrea J. Ritchie (2021-01-29). Strategies to Defund the Police. zcomm.org "There's a shift happening right now. The call to defund police is louder than we've ever heard it. We can all answer the call and reshape what our communities look like."

Mandy Smithberger (2021-01-29). Demilitarizing Our Democracy. zcomm.org How the National Security State Has Come to Dominate a "Civilian" Government…

news.un (2021-01-29). EU must place social justice 'at its core' to lift people out of poverty. news.un.org The European Union's failure to lift 20 million people out of poverty by 2020, is "a defeat for social rights", an independent UN human rights expert said on Friday, urging the bloc to boldly rethink its whole socio-economic approach.

news.un (2021-01-29). 'Imminent' Iran execution must be halted, urges UN human rights office. news.un.org The imminent execution in Iran of a man who was allegedly tortured into confessing that he belonged to a jihadist group must be stopped, the UN human rights office, OHCHR, said on Friday.

news.un (2021-01-29). Guterres welcomes US decision to restore funding to UNFPA. news.un.org The United Nations Secretary-General, on Thursday, welcomed the United States administration's announcement to restore funding to the UN Population Fund (UNFPA), calling it a "powerful message" for women and girls globally.

news.un (2021-01-29). Central African Republic: 200,000 displaced in less than two months. news.un.org Violence and insecurity related to the recent elections in the Central African Republic (CAR) has forced more than 200,000 people to flee their homes in less than two months, the UN refugee agency (UNHCR) said on Friday, warning tens of thousands are facing dire living conditions.

news.un (2021-01-29). FROM THE FIELD: The Myanmar child workers risking their lives for stones. news.un.org Thirteen-year-old Min Min scavenges day and night for precious stones in a quarry in Hpakant, northern Myanmar, where perilous conditions have led to the deaths of many workers. With more than a million children working in the country, the UN is fighting to end child labour worldwide.

news.un (2021-01-29). Myanmar: UN chief following developments 'with great concern'. news.un.org United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres has called for restrain in Myanmar, amid reports of rising tensions over the outcome of last year's general elections.

news.un (2021-01-29). 'We can't continue like this': UN envoy's grim assessment of Syria peace process. news.un.org Geir Pedersen, UN Special Envoy for Syria, lamented the slow progress of the peace process in the country, in remarks to the press on Friday, following a meeting involving members of the UN-facilitated Syrian Constitution Committee, in Geneva.

Kamal Iranidoost (2021-01-29). Freeing frozen funds could affect Iran's judiciary's decision. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jan. 29 (MNA) —A senior Iranian MP ruled out any links between Iran's frozen funds in S. Korea and the seizure of a Korean ship while saying that releasing the funds can affect Judiciary's decision on the seized Korean vessel.

Kamal Iranidoost (2021-01-29). Zarif explains to àáavu≈üoƒülu Iran's stance on Caucuses. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jan. 29 (MNA) — The top Iranian diplomat held talks with his Turkish counterpart in Istanbul Fri. during which he detailed Iran's stance to ensure lasting peace in the Caucasus region through expanding cooperation, esp. in economic field.

Kamal Iranidoost (2021-01-29). India frees 15 Iranian fishermen: Envoy. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jan. 30 (MNA) – Iran's ambassador to India announced the release of 15 Iranian fishermen who were imprisoned in the country since last year. ‚Ä&aring…

imperial.ac.uk (2021-01-29). Hurricanes and typhoons moving 30km closer to coasts every decade. imperial.ac.uk High-intensity tropical cyclones have been moving closer to coasts over the past 40 years, potentially causing more destruction than before.

Online News Editor (2021-01-29). Being denied care for wife, Chinese activist starts hunger strike. laprensalatina.com Beijing, Jan 29 (efe-epa).- A Chinese activist started a hunger strike Friday to protest the country's authorities for barring him from travel to the United States, where his wife is receiving chemotherapy. The China Human Rights Lawyers Support Group (CHRLCG) told EFE that security agents prevented Yang Maodong, or Guo Feixiong, from boarding a Thursday …

Online News Editor (2021-01-29). EMA gives AstraZeneca vaccine green light for use in over 18s. laprensalatina.com Amsterdam, Jan 29 (efe-epa).- The European Medicines Agency on Friday recommended the AstraZeneca/Oxford University vaccine for use on all ages above 18 in the European Union. The European Commission will now give the green-light to begin rolling out the vaccine, the third to be approved in the EU. The EU signed a pre-order for 400 …

Online News Editor (2021-01-29). Political crisis looms in Myanmar over military coup threat. laprensalatina.com Yangon Myanmar, Jan 29 (efe-epa).- Myanmar is mired in a political crisis amid the threat of the country's army carrying out a coup before the new parliament takes office Monday. Members of the National League for Democracy, the ruling party, met Thursday night with representatives of the army, but could not reach any agreement to …

Online News Editor (2021-01-29). Italy's president urges estranged coalition partners to reconcile. laprensalatina.com Rome, Jan 29 (efe-epa).- Italian President Sergio Mattarella pointed Friday to an incipient rapprochement among elements of the coalition government that collapsed at the start of this week and he asked the speaker of the lower house of parliament to mediate talks aimed at reconstituting that administration. "The prospect of a political majority among the …

Online News Editor (2021-01-29). India predicts GDP to slump 7.7 percent this year, rebound sharply in 2021-22. laprensalatina.com New Delhi, Jan 29 (efe-epa).- The Indian finance ministry on Friday estimated that the country's gross domestic product would decline by 7.7 percent in the current fiscal year — set to end in March 2021 — followed by an 11 percent jump in the financial year 2021-22. "India's GDP is estimated to contract by 7.7 …

Online News Editor (2021-01-29). Joshua Wong pleads guilty to Hong Kong anti-mask protest charges. laprensalatina.com By Shirley Lau Hong Kong, Jan 29 (efe-epa).- Hong Kong pro-democracy activist Joshua Wong, currently in jail, appeared in a court Friday and pleaded guilty to charges related to a street protest held during the height of the city's pro-democracy movement in 2019. The 24-year-old, and renowned activist Koo Sze-yiu, 74, were accused of taking …

Online News Editor (2021-01-29). London calls for EU pragmatism on market access. laprensalatina.com London, Jan 29 (efe-epa).- The United Kingdom's financial hub is calling for "pragmatism" from the European Union when it comes to market access and tying up the loose ends of Brexit, Catherine McGuinness, chair of the City of London Corporation's policy committee, tells Efe in an interview. McGuinness makes no secret of her disappointment in …

Site Administrator (2021-01-29). U.S. Boosting Vaccine Deliveries Amid Complaints of Shortages. laprensalatina.com Answering growing frustration over vaccine shortages, President Joe Biden announced that the U.S. is ramping up deliveries to hard-pressed states over the next three weeks and expects to provide enough doses to vaccinate 300 million Americans by the end of the summer or early fall. Biden, calling the push a "wartime effort," said on Tuesday, …

2021-01-29: Social Media Postees

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Will Biden End America's Global War on Children?
Medea Benjamin, Nicolas J. S. Davies | counterpunch.org | 2021-01-29
Most people regard Trump's treatment of immigrant children as among his most shocking crimes as president. Images of hundreds of children stolen from their families and imprisoned in chain-link cages are an unforgettable disgrace that President Biden must move quickly to remedy with humane immigration policies and a program to quickly find the children's families…
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U.S. Billionaire Wealth Surpasses $1.1 Trillion Gain Since Mid-March
Chuck Collins | zcomm.org | 2021-01-29
Ten months into the COVID-19 crisis, 660 billionaires see their wealth rise 40 percent…
zcomm.org/znetarticle/u-s-billionaire-we…

U.S. empire wages 30-year war against Iraq
Ted Kelly | workers.org | 2021-01-29
From the perspective of the world's youth, U.S. imperialism has been waging war on Iraq their entire lives. Iraqi children born the same year as the start of the Gulf War, who should be approaching their 31st birthdays, were killed by U.S.-imposed sanctions or bombs. This 30-year war shaped the . . . | Continue reading U.S. empire wages 30-year war against Iraq at Workers.org
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Who is Alexei Navalny? Behind the myth of the West's favorite Russian opposition figure
Royce Kurmelovs | thegrayzone.com | 2021-01-29
Despite facing repression, Alexei Navalny is no hero. Russian writer Katya Kazbek reveals the Western-backed opposition figure's real history. This interview was originally published at Royce Kurmelovs' Raising Hell Substack newsletter and republished with permission. Compressed into a two-minute soundbite, the story of Alexei Navalny and the recent protests that have erupted across Russia seems simple enough. The Russian opposition figure who recently survived an attempt on his life — an alleged poisoning delivered via Novichok-laced pants — was arrested and convicted …
thegrayzone.com/2021/01/28/alexei-navaln…

Boris Johnson and the Deaths of the Hundred Thousand
Binoy Kampmark | dissidentvoice.org | 2021-01-29
Not exactly Thermopylae. Not even close. The hundred thousand who have now been taken by COVID-19 in Britain were not determined warriors holding up the forces of a mighty empire to save their land. They were the innocent victims of infection, mismanagement and miscalculation. Central to the policy which led to such losses was a …
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Toward A Revolutionary Left Framework On An Age-Old Debate
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2021-01-29
Activists in the U.S. have debated race and class for decades to no resolution. Nonetheless, in this moment of U.S. imperial decay and crisis, the debate over whether race or class takes precedence in the struggle for liberation from U.S. capitalist and imperialist domination rages on. Two prominent strands of the debate have emerged over the last year which intersect with the rise of Bernie Sanders-led "democratic socialists" and the uprising against racist policing led by the slogan "Black Lives Matter." For many leaders of the Sanders camp, white supremacy is either a distraction or a secondary issue that can…
popularresistance.org/toward-a-revolutio…

Thirty-One Flavors of Fascism
Paul Street | zcomm.org | 2021-01-29
Here are my top 29 traits of fascism, cobbled together with no claim to originality in concept or phrasing…
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48 Years After Landmark Ruling, Advocates Push to #ReimagineRoe and Build Abortion Justice
Jessica Corbett | indybay.org | 2021-01-29
Nearly a half-century after the U.S. Supreme Court affirmed that access to safe, legal abortion is a constitutional right, advocates are now pushing the Biden administration and Congress to urgently and aggressively pursue a bold reproductive justice agenda. | Photo: On the 48th anniversary of Roe v. Wade, members of the Raging Grannies mark the day in Menlo Park, California. Photo by Jim Colton, Pro Bono Photo. Please credit the photographer.
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Ronald Reagan: The Face of the Military-Industrial Complex — Matt Tyrauer (pt2)
Paul Jay | theanalysis.news | 2021-01-29
Reagan understood the American psyche from within it. He used his acting skills to sell right-wing values and militarism. Matt Tyrnauer director of "The Reagans", on theAnalysis.news with Paul Jay.
theanalysis.news/interviews/ronald-reagan-the-face-of-the-military-industrial-complex-matt-tyrauer-pt2/

Reddit rebellion: amateur investors hold the line against Wall Street fat cats
Max Blumenthal | thegrayzone.com | 2021-01-29
A movement that formed on Reddit groups to challenge challenge billionaire hedge funders with coordinated buys of failing companies has exposed the un-democratic foundations of US capitalism Max Blumenthal visits a spontaneous protest outside the Securities and Exchange Commission after online investing companies like Robinhood blocked trades in Gamestop to prevent retail investors from challenging hedge funds, and takes a look at Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen's staggering conflicts of interest.
thegrayzone.com/2021/01/29/reddit-rebell…

Sudan's government promised to protect Darfur. Instead scores are dead
Mohammed Amin | middleeasteye.net | 2021-01-29
Sudan's government promised to protect Darfur. Instead scores are dead | The withdrawal of an international peacekeeping force was followed by violence that killed over 200. More clashes will likely follow | Mohammed Amin | Fri, 01/29/2021 – 09: 00 | Sudanese children gather in front of an armoured vehicle of the United Nations and African Union peacekeeping mission (UNAMID) in South Darfur (AFP) | The United Nati…
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Syria floods: Humanitarians working 'round the clock' to provide urgent relief
news.un.org | 2021-01-29
Humanitarian staff have been working "round the clock" to reopen access roads and provide emergency relief from the disastrous impact that recent floods have unleased on displaced people living in camps in northwest Syria, the UN's deputy humanitarian coordinator there said on Friday.
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As World Demands Peace and Aid for Yemen, Biden Told to 'End Every Aspect of This War'
Jon Queally | indybay.org | 2021-01-29
Over 385 groups from across the globe are calling for an immediate halt to the U.S.-backed Saudi coalition's relentless attack–an armed conflict that is only intensifying the world's worst humanitarian catastrophe. | Photo: In San Francisco, speakers addressed a rally on January 25 in front of the Federal Building. Terry Scussel, Pro Bono Photo. Please credit the photographer.
indybay.org/newsitems/2021/01/28/1883963…

Biden's climate orders: 9 things socialists should know
Tina Landis | liberationnews.org | 2021-01-29
The Biden administration's recent executive orders on climate action and environmental protections at first glance may inspire hope.
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The Left Should Oppose Censorship by Big Tech Companies
Ben Burgis | zcomm.org | 2021-01-29
We should champion free speech online — and argue that the best way to protect it is with a socialist program that brings privatized social media platforms into public control…
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How Washington Rules the World
Eve Ottenberg | counterpunch.org | 2021-01-29
So far, Biden's foreign policy does not differ seismically from Trump's. Indeed Biden's first move — recognizing the unelected pretender to the Venezuelan presidency, Juan Guaido — was as lousy as anything Trump did. It raises the specter of CIA coups, assassinations, regime changes and Washington-orchestrated color revolutions, which Biden's two dreadful foreign policy appointees,…
counterpunch.org/2021/01/29/how-washingt…

Roger Waters on Ecuador and Steven Donziger's fight for justice
Peoples Dispatch | peoplesdispatch.org | 2021-01-29
Musician Roger Waters and Vijay Prashad of Tricontinental: Institute for Social Research talk about the struggles of the indigenous people of Ecuador against Chevron's Lago Agrio oil field and the persecution of attorney Steven Donziger who fought their case. They also reflect on the struggles of people like Donziger, Julian Assange and others who strive for a better world against those for whom power and profit are more important than anything else.
peoplesdispatch.org/2021/01/29/roger-wat…

Election Politics and Cybersecurity: What's the Connection?
Beau Peters | dissidentvoice.org | 2021-01-29
Image Source: Pexels 2020 may have been the most tumultuous election year in United States history. With the coronavirus pandemic complicating traditional election processes, we had to rely on alternative voting methods such as mail-in ballots to secure the ability for many to vote. Yet these methods were besieged by doubts encouraged by former President …
dissidentvoice.org/2021/01/election-poli…

Australian university cuts to jobs and courses to intensify in 2021
wsws.org | 2021-01-29
While facing huge revenue losses, university managements are also exploiting the COVID-19 pandemic to bring forward restructuring plans.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2021/01/29/unis…

Follow the science: UN plans for a stronger pandemic recovery
news.un.org | 2021-01-29
Funders responsible for more than $100 million of annual global research investments joined the deputy UN chief Amina Mohammed on Friday to discuss how to unify research efforts, and use science to recover effectively from the COVID-19 pandemic.
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Worldwide Anti-Science Movement Threatens Pandemic Response and Public Health
Staff | truthout.org | 2021-01-29
The Biden administration has vowed to increase the rate of vaccinations as COVID-19 continues to spread uncontrollably across the entire U.S., with 90,000 people predicted to die in the next four weeks. President Biden announced plans to acquire another 200 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines made by Moderna and Pfizer-BioNTech and is devising ways to allow retired nurses and doctors to administer vaccines. Dr. Peter Hotez, co-director of the Center for Vaccine Development at Texas Children's Ho…
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Johnson plans end of UK lockdown, with terrible loss of life
wsws.org | 2021-01-29
Scientific studies prove that opening schools significantly increases rates of infection, meaning the pandemic will be pushed into a new period of exponential growth with tens of thousands more deaths.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2021/01/29/uklo…

Tuesday 2/9: Pandemic & Civil Unrest Impact on Bay Area Black Churches w/ "The Black Church" Sneak Peek
KQED | indybay.org | 2021-01-29
Online event…
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A question about the stock market
Deirdre Griswold | workers.org | 2021-01-29
A reader recently asked us why the stock market is still going up when the economy is being battered by the COVID pandemic. Good question! Of course, by the time you read this, the market may be falling. It's all a gamble. The bull runs on Wall Street While all . . . | Continue reading A question about the stock market at Workers.org
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My Housemate is Missing: Dementia in the Time of the Pandemic
Jonah Raskin | counterpunch.org | 2021-01-29
The other day, my housemate thought she saw flames on the adjoining property. She called the fire department in Cotati, California where we live. Two fire trucks arrived with fire fighters loaded for bear. The only problem was that there was no fire. It was a false alarm. My housemate, whom I'll call Gretel, has…
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Whose Health Is It Anyway? Reframing how we think about our health
imperial.ac.uk | 2021-01-29
For more than 70 years the UK population has relied on the NHS to patch us up and cure our ills, but is our view of healthcare holding us back?>…
imperial.ac.uk/news/213653/whose-health-is-it-anyway-reframing

Alabama workers fight to form first U.S. Amazon union
Brandon Stout | liberationnews.org | 2021-01-29
Workers at an Amazon warehouse in Bessemer, Alabama, will soon vote on forming a union. If they vote yes, their warehouse will become the first Amazon facility in the U.S. to unionize. Some 5,800 workers from an Amazon warehouse in Bessemer, Alabama, will vote in February on whether to join the Retail, Wholesale and Department …
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Why Donald Trump Had to Go: He's not a Globalist
Peter Koenig | dissidentvoice.org | 2021-01-29
There is an agenda. A huge agenda. It is a Globalist agenda that is in the process of inflicting gigantic harm to humanity. It is called the Covid-19 — The Great Reset, issued by the World Economic Forum (WEF), authored by its founder, Klaus Schwab. If left undisturbed, The Great Reset's plan is a crime …
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We should all be outraged, but outrage is not a strong enough word
Vijay Prashad | mronline.org | 2021-01-29
Someday the world will be free of the coronavirus. Then, we will glance backward at these years of misery inflicted by virions with spike proteins that have struck down millions of people and held social life in its grip.
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Dead Teachers Can't Teach
Luis Feliz Leon | thenation.com | 2021-01-29
Dead Teachers Can't Teach…
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Unholy trinity: Courts, governors, legislators refuse to prevent COVID-19 deaths in prisons
| workers.org | 2021-01-29
By Wesley Massey The writer is an incarcerated worker in Indiana, Pa. COVID-19 has exposed the "cancel culture" in the American prison system in relation to how prisoners are treated like chattel. Prisons and their administrations have been given carte blanche authority to govern themselves on how they treat prisoners . . . | Continue reading Unholy trinity: Courts, governors, legislators refuse to prevent COVID-19 deaths in prisons at Workers.org
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Disability Community and Allies #HighRiskCA COVID-19
Helen Walsh Diverse Disability Media | indybay.org | 2021-01-29
Disability Community and Allies | Decisions are being made about us without us! Tell our state leaders that WE CAN'T WAIT! We are a vunerable population and we have been left out of consideration to receive the COVID-19 vaccination.
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Covid-19: UK bans direct flights from UAE, shutting world's busiest route
MEE and agencies | middleeasteye.net | 2021-01-29
Covid-19: UK bans direct flights from UAE, shutting world's busiest route | UAE added to travel ban list over worries over spread of more contagious Covid-19 variant first identified in South Africa | MEE and agencies | Fri, 01/29/2021 – 07: 43 | On its website, Emirates said it would suspend all UK passenger flights from 13: 00 GMT on Friday, when the ban takes effect (AFP) | Britain is banning direct passen…
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WHO urges effective and fair use of COVID vaccines
news.un.org | 2021-01-29
With COVID-19 vaccines currently in scarce supply, the head of the World Health Organization (WHO) on Friday pressed governments to prioritize inoculation of health workers and older persons, and to share excess doses with other nations.
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New Vaccine Is So Far 100 Percent Effective at Preventing Hospitalization
Staff | truthout.org | 2021-01-29
Johnson & Johnson announced on Friday that its COVID-19 vaccine is 85 percent effective against severe COVID-19 infections, and no study participants who received the vaccine died or had to be hospitalized. | The results also show that the vaccine is 66 percent effective at preventing moderate to severe infection. The t…
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First Two Cases of South African Strain Detected in the US
telesurenglish.net | 2021-01-29
South Carolina's Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) on Thursday confirmed the first U.S. cases of a coronavirus variant (B.1.351) that recently emerged in South Africa. | RELATED: | US Lawmakers Denounce Racial Disparity in COVID-19 Vaccination | There is no known travel history and no connection between these two cases. Both cases are adults, with one from the Lowcountry and the other from the Pee Dee region. | "Experts agree that existing vaccines work to p…
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Corporate Media Bash Teachers Unions For Resisting School Reopenings
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2021-01-29
The seven-day average COVID death toll hit an all time high yesterday, with over 3,400 Americans expected to die on any given day. Educator cases are on the rise. Studies have shown that children are as likely to contract and pass the coronavirus on as adults, making schools potential super spreading hotspots. As a result, European nations like the United Kingdom, Germany, Ireland, Austria, Denmark, and the Netherlands are shuttering schools, despite, in many cases, having lower infection rates than the U.S. | President Biden, however, is pushing forward with a new plan to achieve a near full reopening within his…
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Sri Lanka online public meeting: Build workers' action committees to win health workers' rights!
wsws.org | 2021-01-29
All health workers are invited to participate in this vital online meeting on February 7 to discuss how to protect ourselves and other workers from the danger of COVID-19 infections and to defend our rights.
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Arreglando el capitalismo durante COVID
Editor | workers.org | 2021-01-29
El 21 de enero de 2020, los Centros para el Control y la Prevención de Enfermedades confirmaron el primer caso reconocido de COVID-19 en los EE.UU. Un año después, más de 400.000 personas en el país han muerto por el virus, el equivalente a acabar con toda la población de . . . | Continue reading Arreglando el capitalismo durante COVID at Workers.org
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Staff at Toronto school walk off the job due to COVID-19 safety concerns
wsws.org | 2021-01-29
Many of the special needs students the school staff work with have compromised immune systems.
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Studies Extend Hopes for Antibody Drugs Against COVID-19
Site Administrator | laprensalatina.com | 2021-01-29
New results extend hopes for drugs that supply antibodies to fight COVID-19, suggesting they can help keep patients out of the hospital and possibly prevent illness in some uninfected people. Eli Lilly said on Tuesday, January 26, that a two-antibody combo reduced the risk of hospitalizations or death by 70% in newly diagnosed, non-hospitalized COVID-19 …
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Workers Struggles: Europe, Middle East & Africa
wsws.org | 2021-01-29
British energy strike continues over "fire-and-rehire"; French teachers, school nurses and students walk out over pay and Covid safety issues; Dutch metal and electronic workers strike over pay; Nigeria's non-teaching university staff to strike over cuts, pay and conditions…
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Corporate Media bash teachers unions for resisting school reopenings amid rising death toll
Alan MacLeod | mronline.org | 2021-01-29
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.
mronline.org/2021/01/29/corporate-media-…

Covid-19: UK bans direct flights from UAE, shutting world's busiest international route
MEE and agencies | middleeasteye.net | 2021-01-29
Covid-19: UK bans direct flights from UAE, shutting world's busiest international route | UAE added to travel ban list over worries over spread of more contagious Covid-19 variant first identified in South Africa | MEE and agencies | Fri, 01/29/2021 – 07: 43 | On its website, Emirates said it would suspend all UK passenger flights from 13: 00 GMT on Friday, when the ban takes effect (AFP) | Britain is banning…
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B'Tselem's Historic Declaration: Israel's Open War on Its Own Civil Society
Ramzy Baroud | dissidentvoice.org | 2021-01-29
"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 what B'Tselem has stated in no uncertain …
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B'Tselem's Historic Declaration: Israel's Open War on Its Own Civil Society
Ramzy Baroud | counterpunch.org | 2021-01-29
"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 what B'Tselem has stated in no…
counterpunch.org/2021/01/29/btselems-his…

Will US policy on Palestine and Israel change under Biden? Florida students take on prison slave labor
Staff | therealnews.com | 2021-01-29
When it comes to U.S. policy on Palestine and Israel, the Biden administration has sent some mixed and not-so-mixed signals. Also, student organizers are forcing the University of Florida to end its use of unpaid prison labor.
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The Republican Party's Iran-Level Superstitious Anti-Semitism: Greene claimed Jewish Space Laser started Cali Wildfires
Juan Cole | juancole.com | 2021-01-29
Ann Arbor (Informed Comment) — Golnaz Esfandiari reports on controversies currently roiling Tehran over the belief in supernatural beings, genies (jinn or djinn), among the country's ruling ayatollahs. Esfandiari writes, that Iran's clerical Leader recently said, "There are enemies from among both genies and human beings, and they help one another. The security services of …
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Enemy is within House of Representatives: Pelosi
Kamal Iranidoost | en.mehrnews.com | 2021-01-29
TEHRAN, Jan. 29 (MNA) – The Speaker of the US House of Representatives Nancy Pelosi told reporters Thurs. that she was concerned about the safety of the lawmakers.
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Demonstrators support ICE hunger strikers in Batavia, N.Y
| workers.org | 2021-01-29
by Arjae Red In November 2020, immigrants imprisoned at Bergen County Jail in New Jersey began a hunger strike to protest the filthy and inhumane conditions they were being housed in. Prisoners were experiencing a denial of access to water, medical care, heat and cleaning supplies. The facility had a . . . | Continue reading Demonstrators support ICE hunger strikers in Batavia, N.Y. at Workers.org
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Will Biden End America's Global War on Children?
Medea Benjamin | zcomm.org | 2021-01-29
To prevent new U.S. wars, the Biden administration should commit to participate and comply with the rules of international law, which are supposed to be binding on all countries, even the most wealthy and powerful…
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My Name is Pauli Murray: New Film on Black Queer Legal Pioneer Who Inspired RBG & Thurgood Marshall
Staff | democracynow.org | 2021-01-29
We spend the hour looking at the life of one of the most pivotal figures in the history of struggle for gender equality and racial justice, Pauli Murray, whose story is told in the new documentary "My Name Is Pauli Murray," premiering at the Sundance Film Festival. Murray was a trailblazing Black, nonbinary, queer, feminist poet, lawyer, legal scholar and priest who influenced the likes of Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Thurgood Marshall, and is viewed as a hero to many in the trans rights movement. We feature excerpts from "My Name is Pauli Murray," which features new footage and audio recordings of Murray in their own…
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Outrage as Panicked Authorities Clamp Down on Robinhood Financial Uprising
Alan Macleod | mintpressnews.com | 2021-01-29
Within hours of a move which saw Small Street making money to the detriment of Wall Street, authorities rushed in to shut the system down, with free marketeers in the financial world suddenly demanding overnight.
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Outrage as Panicked Authorities Clamp Down on Robinhood Financial Uprising
Alan Macleod | mintpressnews.com | 2021-01-29
Within hours of a move which saw Small Street making money to the detriment of Wall Street, authorities rushed in to shut the system down, with free marketeers in the financial world suddenly demanding overnight.
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Will Biden End America's Global War On Children?
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2021-01-29
Most people regard Trump's treatment of immigrant children as among his most shocking crimes as president. Images of hundreds of children stolen from their families and imprisoned in chain-link cages are an unforgettable disgrace that President Biden must move quickly to remedy with humane immigration policies and a program to quickly find the children's families and reunite them, wherever they may be. | A less publicized Trump policy that actually killed children was the fulfilment of his campaign promises to "bomb the shit out of" America's enemies and "take out their families." Trump escalated Obama's bombing…
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Will the Biden Administration End America's Global War on Children?
Medea Benjamin and Nicholas J.S. Davies | juancole.com | 2021-01-29
Most people regard Trump's treatment of immigrant children as among his most shocking crimes as president. Images of hundreds of children stolen from their families and imprisoned in chain-link cages are an unforgettable disgrace that President Biden must move quickly to remedy with humane immigration policies and a program to quickly find the children's families …
juancole.com/2021/01/administration-amer…

Ajamu Baraka: We Are Entering A New Totalitarian Era
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2021-01-29
I understand the disgust, the revulsion people have to Donald Trump. We know who Donald Trump is. He's a sociopath, he's a white supremacist. He's despicable, but Donald Trump is, in fact, America. Donald Trump represents the kind of attitude and the kinds of values that made the US settler state what it is today. | So, this notion on the part of the liberals that he is some kind of aberration is completely ridiculous. In fact, it's ahistorical, but because of the disgust and because of the very serious legitimation crisis the US is facing, and the concern that neoliberal politicians have with the possibility of…
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Thirty-One Flavors of Fascism
Paul Street | counterpunch.org | 2021-01-29
"Leftists" I know have had their undies tied up in a nasty knot bunch over other leftists' use of the F-word — fascism — to describe Trump and his backers. Fascism, seriously? Yes, absolutely, provided we have a reasonable definition. In his incisive 2009 book The Eliminationists: How Hate Talk Radicalized the American Right, David…
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Biden's $1.9 Trillion Stimulus Is a Vital Beginning for a New New Deal
Staff | truthout.org | 2021-01-29
In his first three days in office, President Joe Biden signed no less than 30 executive orders and memorandums, many of which dismantle Trump's policies. This is an impressive achievement by any standard, but only so much can be done with executive orders and it is all but certain that most legislation will be blocked by Republican senators, thanks to filibuster, and with the possible help of some Democrats. In the meantime, Biden has proposed a $1.9 trillion stimulus for the coronavirus-hit economy…
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America's Half a Century of War in Somalia Comes to an End. Sort Of
Raul Diego | mintpressnews.com | 2021-01-29
Despite Trump's decision to remove troops from Somalia, ramped-up airstrikes and record death tolls prove that America's bloody legacy in the region is not over.
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Facebook 'Supreme Court' Accepting Public Comment on Whether to Reinstate Trump Account
sputniknews.com | 2021-01-29
The former US president, Donald Trump, was blocked on Facebook earlier this month after being accused of inciting an insurrection at the US Capitol on January 6. In a statement earlier this month, Facebook's chief executive, Mark Zuckerberg, stated that the risk of allowing Trump to continue to use the platform were "simply too great."
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Outgoing Trump administration supported migratory bird massacre, it's time to reverse the damage
Jacob Carter | peoplesworld.org | 2021-01-29
Since 1918 the federal government has implemented its authority under the Migratory Bird Treaty Act (MBTA) to hold industries accountable for the death of birds due to their operations. Such operations include the spraying of insecticides that poison birds, maintaining oil pits that can lead to drowning or contact with infrastructure such as wind turbines that …
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Venezuela: United States Goal Is To Support A 'Transition'
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2021-01-29
"The goal of the United States is to support a democratic, peaceful transition in Venezuela through free and fair elections," said White House press secretary Jen Psaki on Tuesday, January 26, reading from notes she carried with her. | The spokeswoman for the new US administration answered a question from a journalist by adding "the President has always been very clear that the approach towards Venezuela is to address the humanitarian situation, give support to the Venezuelan people, and revitalize multilateral diplomacy." During her comments, she said that measures will continue to be taken to prosecute those al…
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Pentagon to evaluate special ops, war crimes of US army
yenisafak.com | 2021-01-29
Pentagon has announced that it will begin an independent inquiry into special operations and war crimes to evaluate American troops' accordance with the law overseas and reduce potential violations.The announcement was made by the US Department of Defense (DoD) Office of Inspector General in a recent four-paragraph memo.Noting that the evaluation is planned to begin in January, the office said: "The objective of this evaluation is to determine the extent to which U.S. Central Command (USCENTCOM) and U.S. Special Operations Command (USSOCOM) developed and implemented programs in accordance with DoD Law of War requ…
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NHS staff 'burned out' and 'desperately sad' after a year of Covid-19
The Canary | thecanary.co | 2021-01-29
A year fighting coronavirus (Covid-19) has left medical staff "burned out", "fatigued" and "desperately sad", according to one nurse. | Since the first death in the UK a year ago on Saturday, many doctors, nurses and other frontline workers have been immersed in the battle against Covid-19. | Joanne Morrell, an intensive care nurse at the Calderdale and Huddersfield NHS Foundation Trust, said she would not have believed back in March when she first started working with Covid patients that she and her colleagues would still be dealing with the pandemic nearly a year later. | Joanne Morrell is 'in disbelief' at how…
thecanary.co/uk/2021/01/29/nhs-staff-bur…

Another officer caught using lockdown rules to abuse police power
Sophia Purdy-Moore | thecanary.co | 2021-01-29
On Wednesday 27 January, a Twitter user shared a video of a West Midlands police officer stopping, harassing and arresting a man on his way to work. The officer's abuse of police power reflects the draconian policing that has taken place throughout the coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic. With the introduction of new police powers, we have seen officers lean further into toxic police culture. This incident isn't the case of one rogue officer, but reflective of an institution built to protect the elite and disempower ordinary people. | Caught o…
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Once again the Tories throw students under the bus
Steve Topple | thecanary.co | 2021-01-29
The government just refused to budge on a crucial issue for university students. It is one that has been at the forefront of political debate for nearly a decade, although the coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic has driven the problem home. Yet still, the Tories are refusing to act to rectify an appalling situation. | Tuition fees: always in the spotlight: | University students have been paying tuition fees since 1998 when Tony Blair's government introduced them. Then, the fee…
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Turkey to fine vendors selling food at high prices, says Erdogan
yenisafak.com | 2021-01-29
Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said on Friday that heavy fines will be imposed on vendors selling food at high prices.Those who are responsible for high food prices will face heavy penalties, Erdogan said in a speech after Friday prayer in Istanbul.He said that the government will continue supporting small businesses during the pandemic."The decline in the number of casualties makes me very hopeful," Erdogan stated.He added that he hoped to overcome the negative developments stemming from the new variants of COVID-19.As of Thursday, Turkey had registered a total of 25,605 deaths due to the coronavirus, w…
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Russia reports 19,238 new COVID-19 cases, 534 deaths
yenisafak.com | 2021-01-29
The country's total number of cases passed 3.81 million, while 72,185 people lost their lives to COVID-19 since the beginning of the pandemic.Some 26,204 people recovered from the virus and the total recoveries exceeded 3.25 million.Meanwhile, the Education Ministry said universities will begin face-to-face education on Feb. 8 depending on the epidemiological situation of their region.COVID-19 measures will also be applied in the universities, it added.
yenisafak.com/en/world/russia-reports-19…

Japan's annual unemployment rate rises for first time in 11 years
Online News Editor | laprensalatina.com | 2021-01-29
Tokyo, Jan 29 (efe-epa).- The average annual unemployment rate in Japan rose in 2020 to 2.8 percent, the first increase in 11 years and attributed to the effects of the Covid-19 pandemic, according to data released Friday by the government. The 2020 figure was up 0.4 percent from the previous year when the average annual …
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Paris' traditional booksellers struggle as pandemic cuts trade
Online News Editor | laprensalatina.com | 2021-01-29
Paris, Jan 29 (efe-epa).- The scenery along the banks of the Seine in Paris has drastically changed due to the coronavirus pandemic as many of the capital's traditional second-hand booksellers have had their stands closed for months. The second wave of Covid-19 and the lockdown enforced to control it has forced the so-called bouquinistes to …
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Horn-wearing 'QAnon Shaman' charged over Capitol riot says he's willing to testify at impeachment trial, feels 'betrayed' by Trump
rt.com | 2021-01-29
The man who showed up to the Capitol riot sporting fur and a horned headdress — known as the "QAnon Shaman" — is willing to testify at ex-president Donald Trump's impeachment trial, his lawyer said. | The horned rioter, Jacob Chansley, is prepared to speak out against Trump at his upcoming impeachment hearings, his lawyer Albert Watkins told the Associated Press on Thursday. While the self-proclaimed 'shaman' was previously a major supporter of…
rt.com/usa/513978-qanon-shaman-testify-t…

Will Biden return to multilateralism in South America?
yenisafak.com | 2021-01-29
While new US President Joe Biden's return to multilateralism, the Paris Agreement, and a commitment to protect the Amazon forests has raised hopes, experts believe there will be less substance in US-Latin America relations due to a host of factors.They believe, however, that Biden's flexible and less confrontational approach has shown that he will retain focal points of the Obama administration and rebuild ties with countries.Although during his eight years as vice president under Barack Obama, Biden visited Latin America 16 times, analysts now say domestic issues along with other strategically important global i…
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EU / UK Vaccine spat highlights the need for a 'radical shake-up in the way vaccines are produced'
The Canary | thecanary.co | 2021-01-29
The European Medicines Agency plans to deliver its verdict on the Oxford/AstraZeneca Coronavirus (Covid-19) vaccine on 29 January. But Brussels could also announce powers that would block the shipment of millions of vaccine doses to Britain within days. | The European Commission (EC) is considering an export ban in a bid to solve its vaccine supply shortage issues. Member states were forced to pause or delay rollout, after AstraZeneca — which aims to supply two million doses per week to the UK — allegedly told the EC that only a quarter of the 100 million doses it was expecting by March were likely…
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EMA: No new side effects found in Pfizer vaccine month after EU rollout
Online News Editor | laprensalatina.com | 2021-01-29
Amsterdam, Jan 29 (efe-epa).- The European Medicines Agency on Friday announced it had not identified any new side effects of the Pfizer-BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine in the first month of its rollout in the European Union. The report added that the vaccine, known as Comirnaty, had not been linked to any deaths in patients after receiving …
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At least 4 killed in COVID-19 hospital fire in Romania
yenisafak.com | 2021-01-29
At least four people were killed in a fire at a hospital in the Romanian capital Bucharest on Friday, local media reported.The fire broke out at the Matei Bals Hospital, one of the city's largest hospitals where COVID-19 patients are treated.Some 102 people were evacuated from the hospital, according to the Romanian news agency Agerpres.Bucharest prosecutors opened an investigation to search the cause of the fire, said Agerpres.
yenisafak.com/en/world/at-least-4-killed…

Over 12M visitors flocked to Turkey's online museums
yenisafak.com | 2021-01-29
Over 12 million people visited Turkey's 32 museums and archaeological sites in the first 10 months of 2020 through the government's digital platform, tourism officials announced on Friday.Turkey's Culture and Tourism Ministry unveiled a digital portal of museums and historical sites on March 25, 2020, after the COVID-19 outbreak, which hit the tourism industry hard.The museums and archaeological sites, which host millions of rare works of culture and art, have been made accessible to visitors through a virtual environment at sanalmuze.gov.tr, according to the officials.Virtually the most visited is the Gobeklitep…
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Germany reports downward trend in COVID-19 cases
yenisafak.com | 2021-01-29
A decline in Germany's coronavirus cases continues as the number of infections per 100,000 people in seven days fell to 94.4 on Friday — the lowest figure since October.Speaking at a news conference in Berlin, Professor Lothar Wieler, head of the Robert Koch Institute (RKI), said the seven-day incidence rate dropped below 100 for the first time on Thursday and the downward trend continued today."We are on the right path, but we must resolutely pursue this path further," Wieler said, urging people to strictly observe safety measures.He warned that the recently detected more contagious COVID-19 variants remai…
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Robert Koch Institute Chief Warns About More Outbreaks of New COVID Strains Being Reported
sputniknews.com | 2021-01-29
The UK authorities previously reported discovering another variant of coronavirus that is presumed to be more virulent. The strain has since spread across other countries despite attempts to prevent it.
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Why EU is Lagging Behind UK in COVID Vaccine Rollout
sputniknews.com | 2021-01-29
The European Commission's coordinated rollout of a vaccination programme, presented by Health Commissioner Stella Kyriakides on 17 June 2020 and lauded in December as a "success story" by EU Commission President Ursula von der Leyen, is not going as smoothly as planned.
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EU publishes redacted AstraZeneca contract amid delivery row
Online News Editor | laprensalatina.com | 2021-01-29
(Update 1: Adds detail) Brussels, Jan 29 (efe-epa).- The European Commission on Friday published a redacted version of its purchase agreement for Covid-19 vaccines from AstraZeneca amid an ongoing dispute over a delivery shortfall. The row erupted after it emerged that the firm would only be able to deliver 25% of the vaccines earmarked for …
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Citizen mistrust, govt caution stop COVID-19 vaccine in Japan
Online News Editor | laprensalatina.com | 2021-01-29
By Antonio Hermosín Gandul Tokyo, Jan 29 (efe-epa).- Japan's distrust and the government's caution have so far stopped COVID-19 vaccinations in the country, which will try to immunize its population against the clock before the Tokyo Olympics. The Japanese Executive intensified efforts to prepare the inoculation of its 125.6 million inhabitants this week from the …
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Vietnam's new Covid-19 outbreak dampens congress celebrations
Online News Editor | laprensalatina.com | 2021-01-29
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, Jan 29 (efe-epa).- After going almost two months without any community Covid-19 cases, Vietnam has recorded 93 in the last two days, overshadowing the celebratory atmosphere of the Communist Party congress in Hanoi. Since Monday, delegates have gathered in the capital to select the leadership of the country for the …
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Gravestone campaign aims to raise awareness of Covid-19 in Bogotá
Online News Editor | laprensalatina.com | 2021-01-29
Bogotá, Jan 28 (efe-epa).- A high number of Covid-19 deaths and infections has led the mayor of an area of Bogotá to start an education campaign using gravestones to raise awareness of the dangers of the virus. The initiative called "Covid-19 kills, don't risk your life" uses black tombstones inscribed with the names of more …
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The rehabilitation of Donald Trump: Who is to blame?
Walter Smolarek | liberationnews.org | 2021-01-29
Three weeks ago, Donald Trump could realistically have expected to be sitting in a jail cell by now. Instead, he's hosting the most powerful Republican in the House of Representatives at his Mar-a-Lago resort.
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The rehabilitation of Donald Trump: Who is to blame?
Walter Smolarek | liberationnews.org | 2021-01-29
How did Trump's fortunes turn around so dramatically after he incited a mob of his supporters to storm the Capitol on Jan. 6, and who bears responsibility for this extremely dangerous development?>…
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US's plans to restore aid to Palestinians 'fully comply with law', Biden team says
MEE staff | middleeasteye.net | 2021-01-29
US's plans to restore aid to Palestinians 'fully comply with law', Biden team says | Trump-era legislation will not obstruct plans to restore aid to Palestinians or re-open diplomatic missions, State Department says | MEE staff | Fri, 01/29/2021 – 16: 42 | Palestinian man outside UN's Palestinian refugee agency in Gaza City (AFP/File photo) | Resuming US aid to Palestine will not violate legislation against US funds being…
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If US Foreign Policy Toward Palestine Is Any Indication, "Trump Is Here to Stay"
Rima Najjar | globalresearch.ca | 2021-01-29
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). | *** | As I watch the unfolding political drama of …
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How to Do 'Regime Change' Correctly: a Blueprint for the Biden Administration
_____ | strategic-culture.org | 2021-01-29
By Sasan FAYAZMANESH | In my college years, as a member of the Iranian Students Association, one of my political tasks was to dispatch progressive American attorneys to Iran to investigate human rights abuses by the Shah, including torture and murder of political prisoners. These trips and the subsequent reports submitted by the attorneys were often successful in reducing the pain and suffering of prisoners of conscience, since the Shah was cognizant of his image abroad. Afterall, he was a creature of the West and dependent on it. He owed his throne to the 1953 American-British backed coup and was nurtured by the…
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Democrats increasingly alarmed at the threat posed by GOP lawmakers
Cody Fenwick | zcomm.org | 2021-01-29
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi gave chilling remarks on Thursday during her briefing with the press: "The enemy is within the House of Representatives"
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DOJ Rescinds "Zero Tolerance" Immigration Rule
Site Administrator | laprensalatina.com | 2021-01-29
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department rescinded a Trump-era memo that established a "zero tolerance" enforcement policy for immigrants crossing the U.S.-Mexico border illegally, which resulted in thousands of family separations. Acting Attorney General Monty Wilkinson issued the new memo to federal prosecutors across the nation on Tuesday, January 26, saying the department would return …
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Peru: Parties Contesting the Elections Sign Ethical Guidelines
telesurenglish.net | 2021-01-29
Peru's National Elections Jury (JNE) President Jorge Salas Thursday announced that 17 parties signed the Ethical Electoral Pact (PEE) to observe democratic values and health protocols in the April general elections. | RELATED: | Peru Deploys Army on Border With Ecuador to Block Migrants | They committed to complying with certain democratic principles such as the acceptance of the electoral results without undermining the right to challenge when appropriate. | Popular Renovatio…
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A Tory minister just leaked private emails from a HuffPost journalist
Steve Topple | thecanary.co | 2021-01-29
A Tory minister just leaked two private emails from a HuffPost journalist. She claimed this was because the reporter and the outlet were "making up claims" about her. The minister also accused them of "sowing distrust". But the reality is, the journalist was doing her job. And it shows the increasing authoritarian attitude of the Tory government towards the media. | Meet the "equalities minister": | Kemi Badenoch is equalities minister. She's hit the headlines on several occasions recently. Previously, Bade…
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Stansted 15 'vindicated' as Court of Appeal quashes their terrorism convictions
Joe Glenton | thecanary.co | 2021-01-29
The Stansted 15, who stopped a deportation flight taking off, have had their terrorism convictions overturned on appeal on 29 January. | The group were found guilty of a terrorism-related offence on 10 December 2018 after locking themselves together to prevent a chartered deportation flight taking off with people from Nigeria, Ghana and Sierra Leone aboard. 11 of the people due to be deported that day are still in the UK. The maximum sentence for the offence was li…
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A new film shows it's not just the US that's facing an increased far-right threat
Joe Glenton | thecanary.co | 2021-01-29
In the wake of the far-right invasion of Washington's Capitol Hill on 6 January, the US Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has issued a bulletin warning that more violence is possible. The news comes ahead of the release of a new documentary on the neo-Nazi movement in Germany. | While no specific threat was named, the DHS bulletin appears to confirm fears that the Capitol riot, in which five people died, could embolden the US far-right.
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Former FBI Lawyer Gets Probation For Altering Russia Probe Documents
sputniknews.com | 2021-01-29
WASHINGTON (Sputnik) – Former FBI lawyer Kevin Clinesmith received a year of probation and 400 hours of community service for doctoring an email as a means of getting permission to spy on a former Trump campaign adviser during the Russia investigation.
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Biden administration shifts focus from Middle East to confronting China: Report
MEE staff | middleeasteye.net | 2021-01-29
Biden administration shifts focus from Middle East to confronting China: Report | National Security Council has reorganised with more resources and staff dedicated to Asia, Politico reports | MEE staff | Fri, 01/29/2021 – 18: 12 | Biden, then vice president, toasts Chinese President Xi Jinping during state luncheon in 2015 (AFP/File photo) | The Biden administration has reoriented its foreign policy priorities with a new…
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Trump Chief of Staff Liquidated as Much as $200,000 in Stock After Election
Staff | truthout.org | 2021-01-29
Former White House chief of staff Mark Meadows liquidated as much as $200,000 in stocks a week after the election, according to financial disclosures obtained Wednesday by Salon. As a whole, the filings suggest that Meadows, who was one of the 15 wealthiest new members of Congress when he first came to Washington, continues to see his net worth dwindle as he re-enters private…
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Marjorie Taylor Greene Has Long Used Racism, Anti-Semitism to Get Famous
Staff | truthout.org | 2021-01-29
Just days before Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene faced a fresh round of calls to resign from Congress after CNN reported that her Facebook page had endorsed calls to execute top Democrats in 2018, the Republican from Georgia was starting her own social media buzz around articles of impeachment she filed against President Joe Biden. | Greene tweeted a video of Tony Bobulinski, a self-described former business partner of Hunter Biden…
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Sanders on Billionaire Investor's Tax Fears Amid GameStop Saga: "Cry Me a River"
Staff | truthout.org | 2021-01-29
As the ongoing GameStop saga sparked renewed calls for a financial transactions tax and other commonsense redistributive measures to tackle soaring inequality and Wall Street abuses, billionaire investor Leon Cooperman took to the airwaves Thursday to fume that the idea of compelli…
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QAnon Trump Supporter Jacob Chansley Wants to Testify at Impeachment Trial
Staff | truthout.org | 2021-01-29
The pro-Trump participant in the attacks on the Capitol building earlier this month who wore face paint, fur and horns is signaling he is willing to testify during the Senate impeachment trial of former President Donald Trump. | The lawyer for Jacob Chansley, Al Watkins, said his client is ready to openly testify that as an ardent follower of Trump, he was inspired by…
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'It stinks of corruption': Texas AG calls out Robinhood, Discord, Citadel and others over GameStop stock throttling
rt.com | 2021-01-29
Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton has issued civil investigative demands to more than a dozen entities involved in blocking small investors from trading GameStop and other stocks, saying their behavior "stinks of corruption." | "Wall Street corporations cannot limit public access to the free market, nor should they censor discussion surrounding it, particularly for their own benefit," Paxton said in a statement on Friday. | "
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Now you see him, now you don't: Emotional Djokovic shocks fans by leaving tennis event ahead of Australian Open — then reappearing
rt.com | 2021-01-29
Serbian tennis star Novak Djokovic has left fans puzzled by his latest show of unorthodox behavior ahead of the Australian Open, pulling out of an exhibition event in Adelaide before emerging back on court midway through a match. | The top-ranked player withdrew from Adelaide's Memorial Drive just hours after being released from quarantine, citing blisters on his right hand as he hit the headlines again before the headline tournament had even started. | The 17-time Grand Slam winner, who served his quarantine in Adelaide alongside other top stars including Rafael Nadal, Serena Williams and Naomi Osaka, left fa…
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Robinhood imposes ONE share buy limit on DOZENS OF STOCKS amid GameStop scrutiny
rt.com | 2021-01-29
The market insanity that began with short-selling drama at GameStop has escalated beyond day-traders' wildest nightmares, as the once-popular brokerage app Robinhood is now effectively preventing users from buying some 50 stocks. | Robinhood users angrily took to Twitter to display screenshots indicating the app was blocking them from buying more than a single stock of some companies. The trading lockdown on Friday wasn't limited to GameStop ($GME) — users were posting similar shots of failed efforts to trade other stocks of companies that seemed to have a richer future than a brick-and-mortar video game…
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EU May Block Pfizer Vaccine Exports to UK to Ensure Stable Supplies Within Bloc — Reports
sputniknews.com | 2021-01-29
MOSCOW (Sputnik) — The European Union may block the export of the Pfizer coronavirus vaccine to the United Kingdom as a means of retaining stable vaccine supplies for its member states, media reported.
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American Hegemony Is Ending With a Whimper, Not a Bang
Alfred McCoy | thenation.com | 2021-01-29
American Hegemony Is Ending With a Whimper, Not a Bang…
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This Is Why Texas Is the Next Georgia
Steve Phillips | thenation.com | 2021-01-29
This Is Why Texas Is the Next Georgia…
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These Machines Won't Kill Fascism: Toward a Militant Progressive Vision for Tech
Nantina Vgontzas, Meredith Whittaker | thenation.com | 2021-01-29
These Machines Won't Kill Fascism: Toward a Militant Progressive Vision for Tech…
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Taking Action on Climate Change
Dara Herman Zierlein‚Ä® | thenation.com | 2021-01-29
Taking Action on Climate Change…
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Biden's Executive Orders Are Essential to Restoring Democracy
Jeet Heer | thenation.com | 2021-01-29
Biden's Executive Orders Are Essential to Restoring Democracy…
thenation.com/article/politics/biden-exe…

Why I Joined the Jubilee 100 Student Debt Strike
Richelle Brooks | thenation.com | 2021-01-29
Why I Joined the Jubilee 100 Student Debt Strike…
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Does Christopher Hitchens Need an Authorized Biography?
David Nasaw | thenation.com | 2021-01-29
Does Christopher Hitchens Need an Authorized Biography?
thenation.com/article/culture/hitchens-b…

UK launches settlement scheme for Hong Kong citizens
yenisafak.com | 2021-01-29
The new scheme, introduced after China imposed a new national security law in Hong Kong in June 2020, will give Hong Kong citizens the right to live and work in the UK."I am immensely proud that we have brought in this new route for Hong Kong BN(O)s to live, work, and make their home in our country," Prime Minister Boris Johnson said in a statement on Friday."In doing so we have honored our profound ties of history and friendship with the people of Hong Kong, and we have stood up for freedom and autonomy — values both the UK and Hong Kong hold dear."With the new visa scheme, around 3 million people from Hon…
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More families join sit-in against YPG/PKK in Turkey
yenisafak.com | 2021-01-29
Families of children abducted or forcibly recruited by the YPG/PKK terror group continue their sit-in protest in Turkey's southeastern Diyarbakir province, calling on their sons and daughters to lay down arms and surrender to authorities.The protest began on Sept. 3, 2019, in Diyarbakir province when three mothers said their children had been forcibly recruited by YPG/PKK terrorists. The sit-in outside the office of the Peoples' Democratic Party (HDP), which the government accuses of having links to the YPG/PKK, has been growing every day.Solmaz Ovunc, a mother from the eastern Van province, joined the protest fo…
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Pakistan denies role in India farmers' protest
yenisafak.com | 2021-01-29
Pakistan on Thursday rejected New Delhi's claim that Islamabad and Beijing are backing the ongoing protests by farmers in India.In a weekly news briefing, Foreign Ministry spokesperson Zahid Hafeez Chaudhri said the "baseless and irresponsible" accusations are a continuation of India's tactic of blaming others for its "internal failings.""It may be recalled that Indian Union Minister Raosaheb Danve had alleged that China and Pakistan were behind the ongoing protests by farmers," Chaudhri said in response to a question."Such a baseless and irresponsible statement from Indian Minister reflects the true mindset of t…
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Nuke deal up in air as Iran, US bicker over first move
yenisafak.com | 2021-01-29
Clouds of uncertainty continue to loom over the 2015 Iran nuclear deal, with neither Tehran nor the new US administration willing to make the first move.Mahmoud Vaezi, the Iranian president's chief of staff, said on Friday that Iran "did not leave the JCPOA [Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action] to return to it," asserting that Tehran will return to full compliance when the US and Europe "live up to their commitments."On Thursday, Foreign Minister Javad Zarif also strongly defended Iran's position, saying Washington needs to "take the first step."Addressing new US Secretary of State Antony Blinken, he said "the US…
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Turkish speaker rejects 'paranoid' Neo-Ottoman claims
yenisafak.com | 2021-01-29
Turkey's parliament speaker on Friday said his country was resolute in protecting its legitimate rights based on international law.Speaking at an Istanbul-based commemoration program dedicated to the Turkish independence struggle, Mustafa Sentop commented on his country's goals and political stance.We are determined to protect and defend Turkey's legitimate rights arising from international law, Sentop said, adding the threats his country faced over a century ago were still existing.Stressing that the Turkish administration worked hard to make Turkey stronger, safer and more peaceful, he noted that Ankara was see…
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A Threshold for Bahrain: From a 'retweet island' to 'spoiler' of Saudi-led Gulf reconciliation?
yenisafak.com | 2021-01-29
The six members of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) signed a 'solidarity and stability' agreement on January 5, 2021, at the 41st GCC summit meeting to end a three-and-a-half-years blockade on Qatar. This is an important watershed for the inter-Gulf relations as it ended the Gulf Crisis. This crisis was the manifestation of the huge division between Qatar and the other members of the GCC on their regional vision and decision-making on alignment. After a three-and-a-half-year crack in the Gulf unity, with the dialogue initiatives of Saudi Arabia, the crisis came to an end with the Al Ula declaration and the bloc…
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Islamophobic attacks sharply rise in Macron's France in 2020
yenisafak.com | 2021-01-29
Amid controversy over the government's stance towards Muslims, Islamophobic attacks in France shot up by over half in 2020, the head of a monitoring group said Friday.There were 235 attacks on Muslims in France in 2020, up from 154 the previous year, a 53% jump, Abdallah Zekri, head of the National Observatory of Islamophobia, said in a statement.Most of the attacks took place in the Ile-de-France (greater Paris), Rhones-Alpes, and Paca regions of the country, Zekri said.Attacks on mosques jumped 35% in the same year, Zekri said.Stating that 70 threatening letters were sent to the headquarters of the French Counc…
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Bangladesh relocates more Rohingya to remote island
yenisafak.com | 2021-01-29
Bangladesh on Friday moved 1,778 more Rohingya refugees to a remote island in the country's south in the third phase of its relocation drive."All ships carrying those Rohingya from the southern port city Chattogram sailed out Friday morning and we have already kept ready the cluster houses on the island in which the newly arrived Rohingya will be settled," Commodore Abdullah Al Mamun Chowdhury, director of the Rohingya resettlement project on Bhasan Char island, told Anadolu Agency.Last December, Bangladesh relocated 3,446 Rohingya refugees to the silty island in the Bay of Bengal around 50 kilometers (31 miles)…
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Turkey 'hopes' US returns to Iran nuclear deal
yenisafak.com | 2021-01-29
Turkey's Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said on Friday that he hopes the Biden administration would return to the nuclear deal and lift sanctions on Iran.Speaking at a joint news conference with his Iranian counterpart Javad Zarif in Istanbul, Cavusoglu said that Turkey has always supported the nuclear deal that was reached by the US, EU and Iran. "I hope the Biden administration will return to the agreement and so the sanctions on brotherly Iran will be lifted."Touching on the Karabakh deal, he said that they want a permanent cease-fire.In this regard, we are planning to establish a mechanism with Azerbaijan,…
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China invalidates British National Overseas passports
yenisafak.com | 2021-01-29
China on Friday announced to invalidate British National Overseas (BNO) passports."China will no longer recognize so-called BNO passports as valid travel documents and identity certificates, starting Jan. 31," China's Foreign Ministry Spokesman Zhao Lijian told a news conference in Beijing.The move comes after the UK announced to issue special BNO visas to Hong Kongers from Sunday, allowing them to live and work in the country and eventually apply for British nationality."Despite the fact that it has been 24 years since Hong Kong returned to the motherland [China], the UK has blatantly broken its commitment by in…
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PKK suspect caught trying to illegally cross to Greece
yenisafak.com | 2021-01-29
Turkey's northwestern border troops nabbed a terror suspect trying to flee to Greece, the National Defense Ministry said on Friday."A person trying to cross from our country to Greece illegally was caught by our border units in Ipsala district of Edirne," the ministry said on Twitter."The person, who was previously tried for aiding and abetting the PKK terrorist organization, was handed over to the Ipsala District Gendarme Station," it added.In its more than 30-year terror campaign against Turkey, the PKK — listed as a terrorist organization by Turkey, the US and the EU — has been responsible for the…
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Turkey to help modernize Albania customs administration
yenisafak.com | 2021-01-29
Turkey will help the modernization of the Albanian Customs Administration to set effective, fast, and efficient customs procedures, the Turkish trade minister said on Friday.Speaking at the virtually held Turkey-Albania Chamber of Commerce and Industry Forum First Economy Conference, Ruhsar Pekcan said in line with the requests of the Albanian customs authority, a delegation from the Turkish Trade Ministry will visit the country in February for technical cooperation.The decision was taken during Albanian Prime Minister Edi Rama's visit to President Recep Tayyip Erdogan in the capital Ankara on Jan. 6.She stressed…
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ANALYSIS: Washington set to move clocks back in Middle East
yenisafak.com | 2021-01-29
Having survived the Jan. 6 storming of the Capitol Hill, the US made it to the swearing-in ceremony on the 20th, and the inauguration was left behind with much less damage than worried. With Donald Trump gone from Washington DC, what followed immediately was a torrent of executive orders: In line with the expectations of the segments of society that he represents, Joe Biden, the new president, signed a total of 19 executive orders in his first 48 hours in office to erase the traces and reverse the effects of the legacy of Donald Trump, who is believed to have disrupted the established state structure of the US.Th…
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Turkish NGOs continue aid delivery in northern Syria
yenisafak.com | 2021-01-29
The Ankara-based Turkish Cansuyu Foundation sent 20 truckloads of aid containing food and medical supplies.According to statement by the foundation, aid intends to lessen sufferings of people in the region and show solidarity with them.In addition, the Human Foundation also dispatched food, heaters and firewood to the people, who were adversely affected by the rains in the region.Muhammed Zahid Guney, the executive board member of the foundation, told Anadolu Agency that families dislocated due to the civil war in the country migrate to Idlib, which they regard a safe place for its proximity to Turkish border.He…
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Hurricanes and typhoons moving 30km closer to coasts every decade
imperial.ac.uk | 2021-01-29
High-intensity tropical cyclones have been moving closer to coasts over the past 40 years, potentially causing more destruction than before.
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Hurricanes and typhoons moving 30km closer to coasts every decade
imperial.ac.uk | 2021-01-29
High-intensity tropical cyclones have been moving closer to coasts and staying longer once there, causing more destruction than before.
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China won't recognize British overseas passports issued to Hong Kongers
Online News Editor | laprensalatina.com | 2021-01-29
Shanghai, China, Jan 29 (efe-epa).- China will not recognize British overseas passports from Sunday, when the United Kingdom will begin to accept applications from Hong Kongers, who are offered residence and residence permits to work for five years. At his daily press conference, Foreign Ministry Spokesman Zhao Lijian said "China will stop recognizing the British …
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'Santiago Rising': Documenting the Chilean 'awakening' from below
Susan Price | greenleft.org.au | 2021-01-29
Santiago Rising, a new Alborada Films documentary by British filmmaker and journalist Nick MacWilliam, takes viewers to the streets of Chile's capital city as the 2019-20 protests unfolded, and introduces them to the social movements, protesters and ordinary people behind the rebellion, writes Federico Fuentes.
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'Cry Me a River': Sanders Hits Back as Billionaire Investor Whines About Potential Tax Hikes Amid GameStop Fiasco
Jake Johnson, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2021-01-29
"Oh look, another billionaire is mad that he might have to pay more taxes while children in America go hungry and veterans sleep on the street." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
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Jeffrey Epstein Reportedly Bragged About Taking Virginity of a Teenager, Court Documents Reveal
sputniknews.com | 2021-01-29
The disgraced financier, who has been accused of sexual abuse and rape by dozens of women, was found dead in his cell two years ago, but the sordid details of his life and crimes continue to emerge as prosecutors unseal more documents from previous cases against him and his life companion Ghislaine Maxwell.
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Video: Citron Research Says it Will Stop Publishing Short-Seller Reports Amid GameStop Squeeze
sputniknews.com | 2021-01-29
Wall Street short-sellers have lost billions of dollars in recent days after a viral online movement of amateur online traders started buying shares and stock options in the company, prompting GameStop's market value to increase from $2 billion to $24 billion in just a matter of days.
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FBI: Two Pipe Bombs Discovered Amid Capitol Riot Were Planted the Day Prior
sputniknews.com | 2021-01-29
Amid the deadly chaos and confusion that erupted as Trump loyalists stormed the US Capitol on January 6, federal authorities were also directed to investigate and safely detonate a pair of pipe bombs discovered blocks away, at the offices of the Republican and Democratic national committees. Arrests have not been made.
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Actor Deep Sidhu Agrees to Talk to Police After Being Accused of Inciting Violence at Farmers Rally
sputniknews.com | 2021-01-29
On 26 January, during the 72nd Republic Day celebrations in India's capital Delhi, protesting farmers clashed with the police. The authorities are now searching for actor Deep Sidhu, who has been accused by the farmers of stoking violence during a rally at the capital's Red Fort.
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Is Dogecoin Next? Robinhood Blocks Skyrocketing Cryptocurrency Championed by Online Traders
sputniknews.com | 2021-01-29
While there are many superficial similarities between the GameStop and Dogecoin online investment frenzies, Wall Street stocks and cryptocurrencies are valued using very different systems.
sputniknews.com/business/202101291081924…

'Embarrassing': Sweden's Public Health Chief Slammed for Maskless Ride During Rush Hour
sputniknews.com | 2021-01-29
A number of high-ranking Swedish politicians, including cabinet ministers up to Prime Minister Stefan Là∂fven himself were previously caught breaking their own recommendations. In some cases, this led to resignations.
sputniknews.com/europe/20210129108191377…

'Window is Closing': Iranian Diplomat Says US 'Must Act Quickly' to Rejoin JCPOA
sputniknews.com | 2021-01-29
With US President Joe Biden just a few weeks into a four-year Oval Office term, talks of how the new administration will work to repair US-Iranian ties has been among the top concerns for many Washington DC insiders, particularly when it concerns the JCPOA Iran nuclear deal.
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Farm Laws to Be Stayed, Says Indian President, But Asserts It Aimed to Benefit 100 Million Farmers
sputniknews.com | 2021-01-29
Indian President Ram Nath Kovind addressed a joint sitting of both houses of parliament on Friday, a customary speech delivered ahead of the commencement of the budget session. 20 opposition parties have decided to boycott his speech in solidarity with protesting farmers.
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Singaporean Prime Minister Calls for Upgrade in US-China Ties With Biden Administration
sputniknews.com | 2021-01-29
GENOA (Sputnik) – The United States and China should build a constructive relationship, which will be a challenge for the new US leadership, Prime Minister of Singapore Lee Hsien Loong said on Friday.
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Texas Attorney General Probing Online Sites Over Limiting Services Amid GameStop Frenzy
sputniknews.com | 2021-01-29
WASHINGTON (Sputnik) – Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton is investigating several online trading platforms, including Robinhood, after users were limited access to the stock market amid the GameStop frenzy, his office said on Friday.
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'Shoot Us, Use Any Force, We Won't Back Off': Protesting Farmers at Delhi's Ghazipur Border
sputniknews.com | 2021-01-29
On Thursday evening, the District Magistrate of Ghaziabad in the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh issued a notice to the protesting farmers at the Ghazipur border to vacate the site. The authority also warned the farmers of consequences if they didn't follow the orders.
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Congress MP, Veteran Journalists Charged With Sedition Over 'Fake News' on Farmer's Death in Delhi
sputniknews.com | 2021-01-29
A 26-year-old farmer protesting India's new farm laws was killed in central Delhi on 26 January after his tractor rammed into a barricade. Farmers at the site claimed that the killed farmer was shot by cops before the accident. Police in neighbouring Uttar Pradesh state have said that they didn't find any gunshot mark on the farmer's body.
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Earth Will Soon Forever Lose Its 'Second Moon', Astronomers Say
sputniknews.com | 2021-01-29
NASA has confirmed that the enigmatic object, 2020 SO, is the remains of a Centaur rocket booster from the mid 20th century Space Age, adding that the orbiting space junk can be classified as a mini-moon to our planet.
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Tear Gas Shells Fired to Control Clashes Between Locals and Farmers at Delhi's Singhu Border – Video
sputniknews.com | 2021-01-29
Tens of thousands of Indian farmers, mainly from the Punjab and Haryana states, have been protesting at Delhi borders — Ghazipur, Singhu, and Tikri – since 26 November, demanding the government revoke three new farm laws that were passed in the parliament in September 2020.
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Selected Articles: "Western Civilization": The Culture of Slavery vs. the Culture of Resistance
Global Research News | globalresearch.ca | 2021-01-29
Did CDC Deliberately Mislead Public on Allergic Reactions to Moderna Vaccine? | By Dr. Meryl Nass and John Stone, January 29 2021 | On Jan. 13, California health officials issued a hold…
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Did CDC Deliberately Mislead Public on Allergic Reactions to Moderna Vaccine?
Dr. Meryl Nass | globalresearch.ca | 2021-01-29
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). | *** | On Jan. 13, California health officials issued a …
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Fauci optimistic about more vaccines coming soon
Mark Gruenberg | peoplesworld.org | 2021-01-29
WASHINGTON–The nation's top expert on the coronavirus, Dr. Anthony Fauci, is optimistic that more pharmaceutical companies will announce "within the next few days" that they, too, have vaccines to join the two whose anti-viral vaccines are already being injected into people's arms. "There's some light at the end of the tunnel" in the U.S.'s fight …
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U.S. Boosting Vaccine Deliveries Amid Complaints of Shortages
Site Administrator | laprensalatina.com | 2021-01-29
Answering growing frustration over vaccine shortages, President Joe Biden announced that the U.S. is ramping up deliveries to hard-pressed states over the next three weeks and expects to provide enough doses to vaccinate 300 million Americans by the end of the summer or early fall. Biden, calling the push a "wartime effort," said on Tuesday, …
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EMA gives AstraZeneca vaccine green light for use in over 18s
Online News Editor | laprensalatina.com | 2021-01-29
Amsterdam, Jan 29 (efe-epa).- The European Medicines Agency on Friday recommended the AstraZeneca/Oxford University vaccine for use on all ages above 18 in the European Union. The European Commission will now give the green-light to begin rolling out the vaccine, the third to be approved in the EU. The EU signed a pre-order for 400 …
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London calls for EU pragmatism on market access
Online News Editor | laprensalatina.com | 2021-01-29
London, Jan 29 (efe-epa).- The United Kingdom's financial hub is calling for "pragmatism" from the European Union when it comes to market access and tying up the loose ends of Brexit, Catherine McGuinness, chair of the City of London Corporation's policy committee, tells Efe in an interview. McGuinness makes no secret of her disappointment in …
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United States: Capitol Hill insurrection teaches us only mass action can defeat the far right
Susan Price | greenleft.org.au | 2021-01-29
Studying the lessons of the attack on the Capitol and the events leading up to it is essential to defeating the white-supremacist, far-right threat, write Malik Miah and Barry Sheppard.
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Ten new political albums to kick off 2021 in style
Mat Ward | greenleft.org.au | 2021-01-29
Mat Ward takes a look back at January's political news and the best new music that related to it…
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Indian farmers hold '10,000 tractor rally' against Modi's farm bill
Susan Price | greenleft.org.au | 2021-01-29
Indian farmers, who have been protesting for the past two months, have again made a stand against Prime Minister Narendra Modi's agenda to privatise and corporatise the agricultural sector, reports Gauri Gandbhir.
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WA shows solidarity with Indian farmers
Pip Hinman | greenleft.org.au | 2021-01-29
WA Supporting Farmers and the Sikh Council of Western Australia have organised a protest in front of the consulate general of India in solidarity with farmers' protests, write Gauri Gandbhir and Alex Salmon.
greenleft.org.au/content/wa-shows-solida…

10 new political albums to kick off 2021 in style
Mat Ward | greenleft.org.au | 2021-01-29
Mat Ward takes a look back at January's political news and the best new music that related to it…
greenleft.org.au/content/10-new-politica…

Myanmar: UN chief following developments 'with great concern'
news.un.org | 2021-01-29
UN Secretary-General António Guterres has called for restrain in Myanmar, amid reports of rising tensions over the outcome of last year's general elections.
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Guterres welcomes US decision to restore funding to UNFPA
news.un.org | 2021-01-29
The United Nations Secretary-General, on Thursday, welcomed the United States administration's announcement to restore funding to the UN Population Fund (UNFPA), calling it a "powerful message" for women and girls globally.
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'We can't continue like this': UN envoy's grim assessment of Syria peace process
news.un.org | 2021-01-29
Geir Pedersen, UN Special Envoy for Syria, lamented the slow progress of the peace process in the country, in remarks to the press on Friday, following a meeting involving members of the UN-facilitated Syrian Constitution Committee, in Geneva.
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Central African Republic: 200,000 displaced in less than two months
news.un.org | 2021-01-29
Violence and insecurity related to the recent elections in the Central African Republic (CAR) has forced more than 200,000 people to flee their homes in less than two months, the UN refugee agency (UNHCR) said on Friday, warning tens of thousands are facing dire living conditions.
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FROM THE FIELD: The Myanmar child workers risking their lives for stones
news.un.org | 2021-01-29
Thirteen-year-old Min Min scavenges day and night for precious stones in a quarry in Hpakant, northern Myanmar, where perilous conditions have led to the deaths of many workers. With more than a million children working in the country, the UN is fighting to end child labour worldwide.
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Myanmar: UN chief following developments 'with great concern'
news.un.org | 2021-01-29
United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres has called for restrain in Myanmar, amid reports of rising tensions over the outcome of last year's general elections.
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'Imminent' Iran execution must be halted, urges UN human rights office
news.un.org | 2021-01-29
The imminent execution in Iran of a man who was allegedly tortured into confessing that he belonged to a jihadist group must be stopped, the UN human rights office, OHCHR, said on Friday.
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EU must place social justice 'at its core' to lift people out of poverty
news.un.org | 2021-01-29
The European Union's failure to lift 20 million people out of poverty by 2020, is "a defeat for social rights", an independent UN human rights expert said on Friday, urging the bloc to boldly rethink its whole socio-economic approach.
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Being denied care for wife, Chinese activist starts hunger strike
Online News Editor | laprensalatina.com | 2021-01-29
Beijing, Jan 29 (efe-epa).- A Chinese activist started a hunger strike Friday to protest the country's authorities for barring him from travel to the United States, where his wife is receiving chemotherapy. The China Human Rights Lawyers Support Group (CHRLCG) told EFE that security agents prevented Yang Maodong, or Guo Feixiong, from boarding a Thursday …
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Turkish-Russian centre monitoring Nagorno-Karabakh ceasefire due to open
MEE and agencies | middleeasteye.net | 2021-01-29
Turkish-Russian centre monitoring Nagorno-Karabakh ceasefire due to open | Turkey's Hulusi Akar said Turkish personnel would work at the centre to oversee the maintenance of a ceasefire that ended six weeks of fighting | MEE and agencies | Fri, 01/29/2021 – 15: 40 | Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev attending a military parade marking Azerbaijan's victory against A…
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Iran's foreign minister condemns US sanctions on Turkey
MEE and agencies | middleeasteye.net | 2021-01-29
Iran's foreign minister condemns US sanctions on Turkey | Javad Zarif calls for lifting of sanctions in Iran and Turkey at press conference in Istanbul | MEE and agencies | Fri, 01/29/2021 – 09: 12 | Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu welcomes his Iranian counterpart Javad Zarif before their meeting at the Dolmabahce Palace in Istanbul (AFP) | Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has condemne…
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Islamic State 'deputy caliph' killed in Iraq, PM Kadhimi says
MEE and agencies | middleeasteye.net | 2021-01-29
Islamic State 'deputy caliph' killed in Iraq, PM Kadhimi says | Intelligence-led operation that killed Abu Yaser al-Issawi comes a week after IS claimed deadliest Iraq attack in three years | MEE and agencies | Fri, 01/29/2021 – 10: 15 | A photo circulating online purportedly shows Abu Yaser al-Issawi (Twitter) | Iraqi security forces have killed the country's top Islamic State (IS) commander, who had cl…
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French far-right presidential candidate Marine Le Pen proposes hijab ban
MEE and agencies | middleeasteye.net | 2021-01-29
French far-right presidential candidate Marine Le Pen proposes hijab ban | Le Pen announces proposal in wake of record-breaking polls that show her neck-and-neck with President Emmanuel Macron | MEE and agencies | Fri, 01/29/2021 – 18: 33 | Marine Le Pen speaks to reporters on 29 January, when she announced her proposal to ban Muslim headscarves (AFP) | A far-right French presidential candidate proposed a co…
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US President Biden's troubles
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2021-01-29
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Ice climbing in Ganjnameh Waterfall of Hamedan prov
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2021-01-29
TEHRAN, Jan.30 (MNA)-With the outset of winter and intensification of cold and freezing of Ganjnameh waterfall in Hamedan province, suitable opportunity is provided for ice climbing, so that athletes of this sport field can continue their exercises.
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Iran, Turkey ink a draft of 1mn ton of freight agreement
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2021-01-29
TEHRAN, Jan. 29 (MNA) -Turkish Ministry of Transport and Infrastructure revealed the signing and sealing a draft of one-million-ton freight agreement with the Islamic Republic of Iran in 2021.
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Freeing frozen funds could affect Iran's judiciary's decision
Kamal Iranidoost | en.mehrnews.com | 2021-01-29
TEHRAN, Jan. 29 (MNA) –A senior Iranian MP ruled out any links between Iran's frozen funds in S. Korea and the seizure of a Korean ship while saying that releasing the funds can affect Judiciary's decision on the seized Korean vessel.
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An explosion reported near Israeli embassy in New Delhi
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2021-01-29
TEHRAN, Jan. 29 (MNA) – On the anniversary of normalization of relations between Tel Aviv and New Delhi, an explosion took place near the Israeli embassy in the Indian capital on Friday.
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Zarif explains to àáavu≈üoƒülu Iran's stance on Caucuses
Kamal Iranidoost | en.mehrnews.com | 2021-01-29
TEHRAN, Jan. 29 (MNA) — The top Iranian diplomat held talks with his Turkish counterpart in Istanbul Fri. during which he detailed Iran's stance to ensure lasting peace in the Caucasus region through expanding cooperation, esp. in economic field.
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Joshua Wong pleads guilty to Hong Kong anti-mask protest charges
Online News Editor | laprensalatina.com | 2021-01-29
By Shirley Lau Hong Kong, Jan 29 (efe-epa).- Hong Kong pro-democracy activist Joshua Wong, currently in jail, appeared in a court Friday and pleaded guilty to charges related to a street protest held during the height of the city's pro-democracy movement in 2019. The 24-year-old, and renowned activist Koo Sze-yiu, 74, were accused of taking …
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Pioneering US actress Cicely Tyson dies at 96
Online News Editor | laprensalatina.com | 2021-01-29
Los Angeles, US, Jan 28 (efe-epa).- American actress Cicely Tyson died Thursday at the age of 96, leaving behind a seven-decade career in film and television and a legacy as a pioneer for her portrayals of strong Black women. Her manager, Larry Thompson, confirmed the death of the actress, who never stopped working since her …
laprensalatina.com/pioneering-us-actress…

Spanish shuttler Carolina Marin drops 1st match of 2021
Online News Editor | laprensalatina.com | 2021-01-29
Sports Desk, Jan 29 (efe-epa).- Spanish badminton great and reigning Olympic women's singles champion Carolina Marin fell to rising South Korean teenage star An Se-young 21-16, 14-21, 21-19 in round-robin action Friday at the World Tour Finals, yet she still finished runner-up in her group and will battle for the title this weekend. The 27-year-old …
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India predicts GDP to slump 7.7 percent this year, rebound sharply in 2021-22
Online News Editor | laprensalatina.com | 2021-01-29
New Delhi, Jan 29 (efe-epa).- The Indian finance ministry on Friday estimated that the country's gross domestic product would decline by 7.7 percent in the current fiscal year — set to end in March 2021 — followed by an 11 percent jump in the financial year 2021-22. "India's GDP is estimated to contract by 7.7 …
laprensalatina.com/india-predicts-gdp-to…

Political crisis looms in Myanmar over military coup threat
Online News Editor | laprensalatina.com | 2021-01-29
Yangon Myanmar, Jan 29 (efe-epa).- Myanmar is mired in a political crisis amid the threat of the country's army carrying out a coup before the new parliament takes office Monday. Members of the National League for Democracy, the ruling party, met Thursday night with representatives of the army, but could not reach any agreement to …
laprensalatina.com/political-crisis-loom…

Bangladesh transfers more than 1,700 Rohingya refugees to remote island
Online News Editor | laprensalatina.com | 2021-01-29
Dhaka, Jan 29 (efe-epa).- Bangladesh on Friday began transferring more than 1,700 Rohingyas to a remote island in the Bay of Bengal in the third phase of relocation from congested camps in Cox's Bazar in the country's south east, authorities said. Mohammad Shamsuddoha, Bangladesh's Refugees, Relief and Repatriation commissioner, told EFE that the refugees were …
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Italy's president urges estranged coalition partners to reconcile
Online News Editor | laprensalatina.com | 2021-01-29
Rome, Jan 29 (efe-epa).- Italian President Sergio Mattarella pointed Friday to an incipient rapprochement among elements of the coalition government that collapsed at the start of this week and he asked the speaker of the lower house of parliament to mediate talks aimed at reconstituting that administration. "The prospect of a political majority among the …
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Doug Henwood — Unpacking GameStop's Stock & Wall Street's Future
CP Editor | counterpunch.org | 2021-01-29
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Counter Trumpism By Ending the Conditions That Created It
Caity Johnstone | zcomm.org | 2021-01-29
People actually interested in ending Trumpism would be promoting an end to the corruption, opacity, a uniquely awful electoral system, and to neoliberal policies making Americans poorer and poorer…
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"They Came Away with Their Dignity"
Daniel Kane | zcomm.org | 2021-01-29
Striking NYC Workers Win Wage Hike After Surge of Solidarity…
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Tenant Organizing Explodes Across the Country
Laura Jedeed | zcomm.org | 2021-01-29
Tenants' unions are one reason that, unlike other cities with supposed eviction protections, D.C. has not had a single eviction since the moratorium went into place…
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Strategies to Defund the Police
Andrea J. Ritchie | zcomm.org | 2021-01-29
"There's a shift happening right now. The call to defund police is louder than we've ever heard it. We can all answer the call and reshape what our communities look like."
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Demilitarizing Our Democracy
Mandy Smithberger | zcomm.org | 2021-01-29
How the National Security State Has Come to Dominate a "Civilian" Government…
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Biden-Kerry international climate politricks
Patrick Bond | zcomm.org | 2021-01-29
Is U.S. President Joe Biden's January 27 Executive Order to address 'climate crisis' as good as many activists claim, enough to reverse earlier scepticism?>…
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Strikes Loom For Public Schools
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2021-01-29
Across the country, a growing number of students, teachers, and parents are resisting pressure to return to the classroom before all teachers and students are vaccinated–and in Baltimore, students are preparing to strike in support of their teachers' safety. | During a Jan. 26 school board meeting, 18-year-old high school senior Joshua Lynn, a former student school board commissioner, announced plans for a student strike against in-person instruction until teachers are vaccinated. "Reopening … should not be followed through …. unless all teachers are FULLY vaccinated," Lynn, who recently recovered from…
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Austin Will Use Money Cut From Police Budget For Supportive Housing
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2021-01-29
Texas – The Austin City Council voted today to purchase one hotel and turn it into 60 units of permanent supportive housing for people experiencing chronic homelessness. The vote to purchase a second hotel has been postponed to next week after a city council member asked for more time to gather feedback from her constituents. | Under the measure, the city will spend approximately $6.7 million from its Housing and Planning Department's general obligation bonds to acquire one hotel and use some money from a recurring $6.5 million fund taken from the police department's budget to provide services to the residents of…
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Court Orders Quebec Government To Exempt Homeless People From Curfew
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2021-01-29
Police in Quebec can no longer fine people for being homeless after eight o'clock. | In a cutting decision delivered late Tuesday, Superior Court judge Chantal Masse ordered the provincial government to exempt people without housing from a curfew that subjected them to fines of up to $6,000 for being outside after 8 p.m. | Masse said the curfew put the lives of homeless people at risk and that the province's network of shelters doesn't have the capacity to provide a warm bed for all its unhoused people. She also rejected the government's argument that police were only ticketing those who refused help, citing evid…
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The Reddit Revolution, GameStop And Melvin Capital
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2021-01-29
A remarkable series of events culminated in at least one major Wall Street hedge fund on the verge of insolvency and widespread anxiety and even panic from the titans of the financial system. It was all initiated on a sub-group of Reddit known for its heterodox interest in stock markets, video games, and vaguely populist politics. | Purposely targeting the stock of a company that had long been written off by Wall Street and which short sellers had decided to ravage — the video game retailer GameStop — these small investors, many apparently working class or debt-ridden, banded together to drive up the…
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Don't Be Fooled: The Official Unemployment Numbers Are A Lie
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2021-01-29
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 cinematographer and the owner of a production company. Now he's…
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Nuclear Agreement: Biden Wants To Strike A 'Better Deal' With Iran
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2021-01-29
Washington re-joining the Iran nuclear deal, formally known as the 2015 Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), won't happen overnight and will require consultations with Israel and Gulf states, signalled then Secretary of State-designate Tony Blinken during last week's confirmation hearings. | Former US President Donald Trump withdrew from the multilateral agreement in May 2018, prompting the Islamic Republic of Iran to gradually roll back its commitments on uranium enrichment since 2019. Now that Joe Biden has assumed office, Tehran is calling upon the White House to make the first step and lift all sanctio…
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Scheer Intelligence: The FBI's Crusade Against MLK Was Darker Than You Think
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2021-01-29
"You are done. There is only one way out for you. You better take it before your filthy, abnormal fraudulent self is bared to the nation." That's the shocking ending to the infamous letter Civil Rights hero Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. received in 1964 essentially urging him to commit suicide. The letter and accompanying package containing blackmail were sent by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, as King quickly caught on. While the full, unredacted letter was finally published by the New York Times in 2014, the audio recordings of an extensive FBI wiretapping operation targeting King have been sealed until 2027…
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Why Samantha Power Should Not Hold Public Office
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2021-01-29
It took a variety of approaches to market the 2003 war on Iraq. For some it was to be a defense against an imagined threat. For others it was false revenge. But for Samantha Power it was philanthropy. She said at the time, "An American intervention likely will improve the lives of the Iraqis. Their lives could not get worse, I think it's quite safe to say." Needless to say, it wasn't safe to say that. | Did Power learn a lesson? No, she went on to promote a war on Libya, which proved disastrous. | Then did she learn? No, she took an explicit position against learning, publicly arguing for the duty not to dwell on…
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Democrats Try To Fix 'Taxation Without Representation' In DC
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2021-01-29
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 has over 200 co-sponsors in the House. | Making D.C. a state, which the Constitution grants Congress the right to do, would allow the region to have voting representation in Congress. Currently, they have one dele…
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Suspicion Of Chinese-Born Researchers Threatens US Innovation
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2021-01-29
The arrest of MIT engineering professor Gang Chen on Jan. 14 has drawn attention to the role of China in U.S. science and technology system. It's not the first time suspicions have fallen on a Chinese-born scientist — Chen is a naturalized U.S. citizen — for work they conduct openly in the United States. | The charges against Gang Chen — wire fraud, failing to report a foreign bank account and a false statement on a tax return — stem from failing to disclose Chinese funding for his research. MIT called the allegations "distressing," and the school's president and 100 faculty members are de…
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In First Week As President, Joe Biden Tosses Women, Unions and the American People Under the Globalist Bus
_____ | strategic-culture.org | 2021-01-29
Anything that remotely promotes the interest of the nation will be ostracized as racist and working to the advantage of white supremacist tendencies. | In a brutal display of presidential powers that would have made Supreme Leader Kim Jong-un green with envy, Joe Biden rammed through a raft of pro-globalist executive orders just hours after being sworn in as president. | For those U.S. voters who were more obsessed with removing Donald Trump than seriously questioning who or what would replace him, they got their answer shortly after Biden made it through his locked-down inauguration where the soldiers outnumbere…
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