Daily Archives: January 30, 2021

2021-01-30: News Headlines

Jon Queally (2021-01-30). 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.

R.R. (2021-01-30). Large "No War on Yemen" Car Caravan and Rallies in San Francisco. indybay.org Joining in a worldwide week of action, on January 25 activists in San Francisco demonstrated for an immediate halt to the U.S.-backed Saudi coalition's attack on Yemen. | Photos: Terry Scussel, Pro Bono Photo. Please credit the photographer.

Sonali Kolhatkar (2021-01-30). The COVID-19 Pandemic Can't Be Managed—It Has to Be Eradicated. zcomm.org Americans are unlikely to return to the pre-pandemic normal that Chinese residents now enjoy simply because we are not trying to eliminate the virus like China did…

Editor (2021-01-30). Joe Biden Is the Embodiment of Our Fading Empire. scheerpost.com Gage Skidmore / CC BY-SA 2.0] By Alfred McCoy / TomDispatch After four years of Donald Trump's fitful tenure, America is awakening from a long, troubled sleep to discover, like the fictional character Rip Van Winkle, that the world it once knew has changed beyond all recognition. In that classic American tale by Washington Irving published in 1819, an amiable but shiftless farmer strolls out of… |

Richard D. Wolff (2021-01-30). The U.S. Economy Excels at One Thing: Producing Massive Inequality. zcomm.org Deepening U.S. inequality flows directly from this capitalist organization of production—its class system…

Tina Gerhardt (2021-01-30). Stopping Keystone Pipeline Is First Step Toward Environmental Justice. zcomm.org Indigenous groups and environmental activists are also calling on President Biden to stop the Dakota Access Pipeline and Enbridge Line 3…

Frida Berrigan (2021-01-30). 'I Ain't Marching Anymore'. zcomm.org Chris Lombardi's new book chronicles 260 years of war resistance and conscientious objection…

Jeremiah Smith (2021-01-30). Pipeline through Memphis part of long history of Black exploitation. liberationnews.org Just as previous generations fought back against plantation owners and the racist ruling class of Memphis, Black youth and families are once again getting organized to fight environmental racism.

_____ (2021-01-30). Victimized Teacher Speaks Out Against Deadly School Reopening. popularresistance.org Chicago Democratic Mayor Lori Lightfoot and Chicago Public Schools (CPS) ordered 5,800 teachers to return for in-person instruction at the beginning of January. Teachers who refused to return to in-person learning as the deadly COVID-19 virus raged through Chicago were labeled by the district as "absent without leave." Their pay was docked, and their computer access locked. | The World Socialist Web Site recently interviewed Jake, one of nearly 150 locked-out educators. Jake was a physical education (PE) teacher at a CPS elementary school for five and a half years until recently. He quit the profession after bein…

Juan Cole (2021-01-30). Israeli Archeologists find 7th Century Mosque and Evidence of Tolerance in Early Islam at Tiberias. juancole.com Ann Arbor (Informed Comment) — Israeli archeologists have made two extremely important finds recently that have implications for our image of early Islam. Katia Cytryn-Silverman, an Israeli archeologist at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, has concluded that the remains of a mosque in Tiberias, on the western shores of the Sea of Galilee, is seventh …

Staff (2021-01-30). Congress Took on Vital Health Issues in Last Month's Massive Spending Bill. truthout.org This story also ran on Late last month, before President Joe Biden took office and proposed his pandemic relief plan, Congress passed a nearly 5,600-page legislative…

The Conversation (2021-01-30). Islamophobia and Amnesia: Why are Major White Supremacist attacks on Mosques quickly Forgotten? juancole.com By Jasmin Zine | — On Jan. 29, 2017, six Muslim men were shot dead in a Québec City mosque. An armed white nationalist terrorist went on a shooting rampage in the Islamic Cultural Centre in Laval, Québec, just after evening prayers. It remains the worst mass murder in a house of worship in Canada's …

Staff (2021-01-30). New Surge of COVID Is Spreading "Like Wildfire" in Illinois Prisons. truthout.org With COVID-19 raging throughout the United States, there is a growing sense of desperation among people in prison. Pablo Mendoza, who recently got out of prison, said that those inside "are tired of the lockdown." They spend 23.5 hours a day in their cells. They have not had visits from their loved ones for almost a year. | Those who have caught COVID and are believed to be immune get out for yard time. Others are "weighing options," according to Mendoza: "Stay safe, or get the virus so they can get som…

Peoples Dispatch (2021-01-30). Colombia's JEP warns that this January is most violent since 2016. peoplesdispatch.org As of January 29, 2021, 17 social leaders and 5 ex-combatants of the FARC have been assassinated in Colombia. Additionally, over 21 people have been killed in 8 massacres registered this month…

Anand Naidoo (2021-01-30). The Heat: Leaders address climate and COVID-19 at Davos. america.cgtn.com Climate change, COVID-19 and the impact on the global economy topped this week's agenda at the World Economic Forum. We'll bring you the highlights…

MEE and agencies (2021-01-30). Kosovo to establish diplomatic relations with Israel on 1 February. middleeasteye.net Kosovo to establish diplomatic relations with Israel on 1 February | Move may pave way to becoming first Muslim-majority country to open an embassy in Jerusalem | Sat, 01/30/2021 – 10: 55 | Kosovo's Minister of Foreign Relations Meliza Haradinaj Stubla described the move as "historic" (Screengrab) | Kosovo and Israel will formally establish diplomatic relations via a virtual ceremony on Mo…

Adam Khalil (2021-01-30). After 15-year wait, Palestinian elections face new obstacles following law amendments. middleeasteye.net After 15-year wait, Palestinian elections face new obstacles following law amendments | Doubt cast on objective behind recent presidential decrees that might threaten first elections since 2006 | Sat, 01/30/2021 – 11: 22 | Hamas chief Ismail Haniyeh (C, front row) and representatives of Palestinian factions gather at the Palestinian embassy in Beirut on 3 September 2020 for video conference talks with Pa…

Claudia Andrade and Monica Johnson (2021-01-30). Liquid nitrogen leak kills six poultry workers in Gainesville, Georgia. liberationnews.org An hour drive north of Atlanta, Gainesville is home to the poultry packing capital of the U.S.

Staff (2021-01-30). Little-Known Federal Volunteer Unit Remains Underutilized for Mass Vaccinations. truthout.org In theory, Alice Weisz retired in 2016. But in practice, the retired endocrinologist in Virginia Beach has had a busy year. Last January, as Covid-19 reached the U.S., Weisz volunteered to help the local health department field phone calls. By late spring, she was sliding swabs up people's nostrils at drive-through Covid-19 testing sites. | In the fall, Weisz administered flu shots. And earlier this month, she found herself in the vacant ambulance bay of a Virginia Beach emergency medical…

Mallory Wournos (2021-01-30). The Situation is Hopeless, Just Hopeless. dissidentvoice.org Soon people will be coming here to make documentaries about how we've been forgotten, about how nothing has been done. — survivor of the Brumadinho dam collapse Some call them 'mountains of doom.' Dotting the landscape of once-green Wales to this day are the stygian slag heaps resulting from centuries-old collieries, mammoth piles of debris …

Clean Energy Wire (2021-01-30). In Turnaround, New Onshore Wind jumps 50% in Germany adding 1.4 Gigs; Sector generates 20% of country's Electricity. juancole.com By Kerstine Appunn Benjamin Wehrmann | — ( Clean Energy Wire ) — Onshore wind power — the cornerstone of Germany's decarbonisation plans — has suffered from chronically low additional installations in the past years. The industry seems to have achieved a turnaround in 2020, connecting almost 50 percent more turbines to the grid than …

Eds. (2021-01-30). Ontario's long-term care sector is in a Grave Humanitarian Crisis. mronline.org We are a group of physicians, researchers, and advocates who have come together to express our grave concern for the safety and well-being of Ontarians who reside and work in long-term care (LTC) homes. We call upon the Ontario government to immediately end the violations of peoples' human rights and control the spread of COVID-19 …

MEE and agencies (2021-01-30). UAE to grant citizenship to select professional expats in rare Gulf policy. middleeasteye.net UAE to grant citizenship to select professional expats in rare Gulf policy | Government says change aims at 'appreciating the talents and competencies' in UAE and 'attracting more bright minds' | Sat, 01/30/2021 – 09: 34 | The UAE is home to at least 9.9 million people, with the vast majority being expatriate workers and only 1.4 million Emirati citizens (Reuters) | The United Arab Emirate…

Chris Garramone, Housing Advocate, and Liberation Staff, Albany (2021-01-30). Top 10 things to know about the New York State eviction and foreclosure moratorium. liberationnews.org On December 28, 2020, New York Governor Cuomo signed an eviction and foreclosure moratorium into law, in response to the pressure from large coalitions of tenants, demanding the State use its authority to prevent widespread evictions.

Mark Fiore (2021-01-30). Kevin McCarthy's United Irresponsible States of America. progressive.org Kevin McCarthy's United Irresponsible States of America – a sure sign that the Republican Party still hasn't learned its lesson after a violent insurrection and losing the White House.

Grace Blakeley and Thomas Frank (2021-01-30). Pandemic leads to massive concentration in the marketplace. indybay.org "We need a much more democratic system, we need to democratize all bits of the state — we need collective power theface.com/culture/the-corona-crash-gra…

WSWS repost (2021-01-30). Nine arrested in San Jose, California anti-eviction protest. indybay.org In the heart of Silicon Valley, there are 25-30 eviction hearings a week despite the ongoing pandemic and an extended federal moratorium on evictions.

Fight Back (2021-01-30). Ranks of workers receiving unemployment insurance grows in January. fightbacknews.org San José, CA – The broadest measure of unemployment insurance, which includes the regular state unemployment insurance or UI, the federal Pandemic Unemployment Assistance or PUA, the federal Pandemic Emergency Unemployment Compensation or PEUC, as well as the state Extended Benefits or EB rose in the first week of January by 2.3 million people to a total of 18.3 million people. While down from its peak in April, it is still nine times as high as it was a year ago before the recession began, according to the weekly report by the U.S. Department of Labor released on Thursday, January 28. | Part of the bounce in une…

news.un (2021-01-30). FROM THE FIELD: COVID crisis creates new wave of self-reliance for Tonga. news.un.org Although Tonga, an archipelago in the South Pacific, has so far avoided COVID-19 cases, the pandemic has hit the economy hard along with the entire region, and helped Tongans become more resilient and less reliant on expensive food imports.

KQED (2021-01-30). Tuesday 2/9: Pandemic & Civil Unrest Impact on Bay Area Black Churches w/ "The Black Church" Sneak Peek. indybay.org Online event…

WSWS (2021-01-30). London's Wigmore Hall leads the way in live-streaming music during the pandemic. wsws.org For more the six months, live chamber music has attracted a growing international audience.

Peoples Dispatch (2021-01-30). Health workers, students and teachers rise up for their rights in Greece. peoplesdispatch.org Health workers demanded fresh investment in the sector to combat the pandemic while students and teachers opposed the deployment of security forces on university campuses…

Peoples Dispatch (2021-01-30). Austrian left demands free availability of mandatory FFP2 masks. peoplesdispatch.org In the wake of a fresh spike in COVID-19 infections, the Austrian government made it mandatory for people to wear medical-grade FFP2 masks in public transport, hospitals, shops and other establishments from January 25…

Jake Johnson (2021-01-30). Parents of Sandy Hook victims: Naming of Marjorie Taylor Greene to education panel an attack on all 'whose loved ones were murdered in mass shootings'. nationofchange.org "Giving Representative Greene the platform to spread dangerous dogma only rewards and normalizes this abhorrent behavior, places already vulnerable groups in danger, and further traumatizes survivors."

Fight Back (2021-01-30). Marquette University staff protest firings. fightbacknews.org Milwaukee, WI – Marquette University staff members and their supporters picketed outside the administration building on January 27 in the biting cold. Marquette University recently announced the firing of nearly 40 longtime staff members, while the university is set to bring in nearly $10 million in federal COVID stimulus money, which was ostensibly passed to help prevent layoffs like this one. | Protest organizers called out the administration, accusing them of lying in order to justify the terminations as COVID-related. Organizers say Marquette administrators have not provided any evidence that job cuts were fi…

Martin Hart-Landsberg (2021-01-30). The failings of our unemployment insurance system are there by design. mronline.org Our unemployment insurance system has failed the country at a moment of great need. With tens of millions of workers struggling just to pay rent and buy food, Congress was forced to pass two emergency spending bills, providing one-time stimulus payments, special weekly unemployment insurance payments, and temporary unemployment benefits to those not covered by …

RT (2021-01-30). 'Torturing the English language': Biden accused of twisting the truth with promise his Covid-19 stimulus plan 'finishes the job'. rt.com President Joe Biden is getting criticism from both the left and the right for claiming his American Rescue Plan will help Americans struggling during the pandemic by offering a $2,000 stimulus — an amount also pushed for by Trump. | "$600 is simply not enough when you have to choose between paying your rent and putting food on the table," Biden tweeted on Saturday, referring to the $600 stimulus payment passed in the final weeks of Trump's presidency. | Biden went on to claim his $1.9 billion American Rescue Plan, which he has urged Congress to pass sooner rather than later, "finishes the job of getting…

Online News Editor (2021-01-30). Israel to provide Palestinian Authority with 5,000 doses of Covid-19 vaccine. laprensalatina.com Jerusalem, Jan 30 (efe-epa).- Israel is to provide the Palestinian National Authority with 5,000 doses of the coronavirus vaccine. The jabs are designated for the healthcare workers, an Israeli official source told Efe on Saturday. Some of which could be sent to the Gaza Strip. Israel is expected to start delivering the Pfizer-BioNTecH vaccine early …

_____ (2021-01-30). Big Tech's Gravest Sin? Working With the Security State. strategic-culture.org Though they claim to champion privacy, companies like Google and Amazon are making a fortune contracting with the government. | By Ivan ELAND | The "de-platforming" of Donald Trump by Twitter, Facebook, and Google-owned YouTube—that is, Big Tech—recently garnered big headlines. Trump's change in status has raised cries among some conservatives of "censorship." Yet a more libertarian view holds that these are private companies that have a right to control their own content, just as private broadcast and print media do. The word "censorship" has been traditionally and more appropriately applied to go…

sputniknews (2021-01-30). Pelosi Greenlights Dem Rep Bush Office Move in Congress After Squabble With GOP Rep Greene. sputniknews.com Division is said to be a major problem for US citizens in recent times, particularly when it comes to polarization between the two main political parties in America – Democratic and Republican, which appeared to further escalate after the deadly 6 January Capitol attack by Trump supporters.

sputniknews (2021-01-30). 'Like Throwing a Match Into a Tinderbox': Gabbard Slams Pelosi's 'Enemy Within the House' Remark. sputniknews.com Earlier, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi labelled legislators bringing weapons into Congress for their own protection as "the enemy within", as several GOP Representatives revealed that they were armed and prepared to protect themselves during the Capitol Hill riots.

RT (2021-01-30). Beauty queen cheerleader sues uni over drunk football fans who 'treated her as a sex object' by 'groping her breasts and buttocks'. rt.com A cheerleader and beauty pageant contestant has reportedly filed a lawsuit against a university in the US, claiming that dancers at football games were "presented as sex objects" to "titillate" men who made advances towards them. | 2019 Miss Nebraska entrant Hayden Richardson is said to have launched a 58-page federal suit against Northwestern University, where she said she had been groped by sozzled fans and alumni during university events and alleged that female cheerleaders had been told by the team's head coach to "mingle" with powerful figures. | After sending in videos of her stunts, Richardson was accep…

RT (2021-01-30). US imposes federal mask mandate on all forms of public transportation from February 1. rt.com The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has ordered Americans to wear masks on all forms of public transport, including airplanes, trains, and buses. They also must remain masked up in airports and bus terminals. | Starting from February 1, people in the US must wear masks on planes, trains, subways, buses, taxis, ships, and ferries. They must do the same in transportation hubs, including airports, train stations, and bus terminals. | Transportation companies and personnel were instructed to deny service to maskless passengers and to otherwise enforce the new rules. | The CDC said that surgical…

RT (2021-01-30). US Navy berates 'destabilizing' Chinese activity as pro-NATO Atlantic Council publishes blueprint for Cold War with Beijing. rt.com The US accused China of ramping up tensions in the South China Sea amid new drills. The statement came shortly after a notorious pro-NATO lobby group published an anonymously-authored proposal for long-term conflict with Beijing. | PACOM (United States Indo-Pacific Command) announced on Friday evening that the Chinese military flights over the past week "at no time" posed any threat to US Navy ships, sailors, or aircraft, according to a statement cited by Reuters. | An official speaking on condition of anonymity said the Chinese warplanes never came within 250 nautical miles (463 km) of the USS Theodore Roosev…

RT (2021-01-30). Publix grocery chain faces boycotts after report claims heiress funded Trump Capitol rally with Alex Jones. rt.com Grocery store chain Publix has found itself the subject of controversy after a new report revealed that the heiress to the firm put thousands into the Donald Trump rally that preceded the US Capitol riot on January 6. | InfoWars founder Alex Jones reportedly arranged for Julie Fancelli, daughter of Publix founder George W. Jenkins, to donate $300,000 to Trump's campaign, with a large portion of those funds going into his controversial rally on January 6. Jones was one of multiple conservative figures who attended and helped organize the rally. | The $300,000 was part of nearly $1 million donated by Fancelli to…

RT (2021-01-30). US shows off nuclear-capable B-52 bombers on Iran's doorstep week after Biden's inauguration (VIDEO). rt.com The US Air Force has published footage of its B-52 Stratofortress nuclear-capable bombers flying over the Persian Gulf in what was described as a mission showcasing America's "global reach capability." | The mission that saw B-52s flying non-stop from the Barksdale Air Force Base in Louisiana was conducted on Wednesday, just a week after President Joe Biden's inauguration. During their flyover of the Gulf, the American bombers were accompanied by US Navy and US Marines' fighters as well as Saudi Air Force jets. | A video released by the US Army Central Command on Saturday shows at least two bombers in the s…

RT (2021-01-30). Billionaire & Mets owner Steve Cohen off Twitter after he helped GameStop-ravaged protege, branded Redditor investors 'jockeys'. rt.com Businessman Steve Cohen appears to have deleted his Twitter account amid uproar over the GameStop short squeeze debacle. The Mets owner's hedge fund drew suspicion after bailing out fellow financiers hit hard by small investors. | Steven Cohen's Point72 Asset Management helped his former protege, Gabriel Plotkin, after the latter's hedge fund Melvin Capital lost billions by betting against video game retailer GameStop. The rug was pulled from under Plotkin by a bunch of small dollar investors coming from a Reddit community called WallStreetBets. | This placed Cohen on the radar of people angry in the aftermath…

RT (2021-01-30). 'Despicable act': India condemns BEHEADING of Gandhi statue in California (PHOTOS). rt.com Indian authorities expressed outrage as the statue of Mahatma Gandhi in Davis, California, gifted by the government of India in 2016, has been torn down and vandalized by unknown assailants. | "The Government of India strongly condemns this malicious and despicable act against a universally respected icon of peace and justice," India's Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) said in a Unknown persons vandalised statue of Mahatma Gandhi at Centr…

RT (2021-01-30). 11 US Army troops hospitalized after drinking ANTIFREEZE during field exercise, mistaking it for booze. rt.com Eleven active duty US soldiers are in the hospital after consuming a liquid they believed to be alcohol, but which turned out to be antifreeze, leaving two troops "seriously ill" and requiring intensive care. | The soldiers imbibed the toxic chemical on Thursday while on a 10-day field exercise at Fort Bliss's McGregor Range Complex in Texas, the Army said, adding that they drank the substance thinking it was an "alcoholic beverage." They soon reported feeling sick and were taken to the hospital for treatment. | "All injured personnel remain at William Beaumont Army Medical Center. Two Soldiers remain seriousl…

RT (2021-01-30). 'Loud & unmasked': Democratic rep moves office citing 'safety' concerns after accusing GOP upstart Taylor Greene of 'berating' her. rt.com Democratic Rep. Cori Bush said she was forced to move her office for her own safety after Georgia Republican Marjorie Taylor Greene allegedly "berated" her on Capitol Hill, a charge the GOP upstart has emphatically denied. | Bush (Missouri) said in a Friday Twitter post that Taylor Greene and her staff "berated" her "in a hallway" in the Capitol earlier this month, adding "I'm moving my office away from hers for my team's safety." | A maskless Marjorie Taylor Greene & her staff berated me in a hallway. She targeted me & others on social media. | I'm moving my office away from hers for my team's safety. | I've…

MEE staff (2021-01-30). Covid-19: Iran says locally produced vaccine effective against UK variant. middleeasteye.net Covid-19: Iran says locally produced vaccine effective against UK variant | Meanwhile, Tehran sets new rules requiring travellers from Europe to self-quarantine for two weeks after testing negative upon arrival | Sat, 01/30/2021 – 13: 45 | A health worker in Iran prepares an injection during the first trial phase of a locally made vaccine for the Covid-19 coronavirus disease in Tehran on 29 December 2020 (AFP)…

Staff (2021-01-30). Texts Reveal Trump Campaign Adviser Helped Plan Rally Leading to Capitol Breach. truthout.org "Get the budget and vendors breakdown to me and Justin," Caroline Wren wrote to Cindy Chafian, a self-described "constitutional conservative," in a Dec. 28 text message obtained by ProPublica. | Wren was no ordinary event planner. She served as a deputy to Donald Trump Jr.'s girlfriend, Kimberly Guilfoyle, at Trump Victory, a joint presidential fundraising committee during the 2020 campaign. The Justin mentioned in her text was Justin Caporale, a former top aide to first lady Melania Trump…

Staff (2021-01-30). Freshman Democrats Plan Resolution Calling for Marjorie Taylor Greene to Resign. truthout.org While GOP Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene of Georgia faced widespread criticism even before entering Congress this year for supporting conspiracy theories and expressing racist views, in light of Reps. Nikema Wil…

David Hart QC (2021-01-30). What is a continuing nuisance? ukhumanrightsblog.com Harrison Jalla and others v. (1) Shell International Trading and Shipping Company (2) Shell Nigeria Exploration and Production Company Limited [2021[ EWCA Civ 63 — read judgment A traditional phrase in the common law, such as "continuing nuisance", may mean a number of things in different contexts, as we will see clearly from this oil …

Online News Editor (2021-01-30). An ever-growing memorial: Peru's health worker death toll nears 300. laprensalatina.com Lima, Jan 30 (efe-epa).- A row of almost 300 portraits of healthcare professionals who have died from Covid-19 lines the sidewalk outside the Medical College of Peru in the capital Lima. The memorial was launched in June 2020 with around 45 portraits to pay tribute to those who lost their lives in the campaign against …

_____ (2021-01-30). EU Continues Its Smoke Screen Stunts Towards the UK and Its Own Vaccine Chaos. strategic-culture.org With the deaths rising in countries like Italy many are wondering if the EU will run out of time to claw back the credibility that the European Commission and Ursula von der Leyen badly needs. | Was it the great Groucho Marx who once said, when asked about whether he was a member of a club, "I wouldn't want to join a club which would accept me as a member"? | Is this perhaps the dilemma now for many member states of the European Union who are beginning to wake up to some harsh realities about the project? Italy, for sure, will be counting its dead and wondering why or how the EU managed to take so long to get aro…

Paul Jay (2021-01-30). Americans Don't Need "Unity" in the Abstract. theanalysis.news Katrina vanden Heuvel joins Paul Jay to discuss Biden's attempts at bipartisanship and the need for progressives, inside the Democratic Party and the movement outside, to mount massive pressure for real reform.

yenisafak (2021-01-30). Rebels invite UN envoys to assess famine in Yemen. yenisafak.com Yemen's Houthi group on Saturday invited envoys of the UN Security Council members to visit the war-torn country to assess the exacerbating humanitarian situation."We call on representatives of the Security Council member-states to visit Yemen to see the catastrophic situation, which has been termed as the world's worst humanitarian catastrophe," Mohammed al-Houthi, a member of the group's Supreme Political Council, said on Twitter.He called on the Council members to "play their humanitarian role to address the famine and the blockade imposed on Yemen".The Houthis blame the Saudi-led coalition for the humanitaria…

Jessica Corbett (2021-01-30). 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.

Richard Horton (2021-01-30). [Comment] Offline: The case for No-COVID. thelancet.com As many countries continue to struggle with a third wave of COVID-19—Hong Kong is suffering its fourth wave and is contemplating a fifth and sixth—all governments and public health authorities will need to remain open to new ideas for controlling the pandemic. This past week, Ilona Kickbusch, founding director of the Global Health Centre at the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies in Geneva, shared a proposal being widely discussed in Germany. The approach devised by a group of clinicians and academics, which in addition to Kickbusch includes Melanie Brinkmann, Michael Hallek, M…

Rachel Clarke (2021-01-30). [Perspectives] Caring intensively: a GP's pandemic journal. thelancet.com "What do we live for, if it is not to make life less difficult to each other?" asks Dorothea Brooke, heroine of one of the greatest Victorian novels, George Eliot's Middlemarch. Her question is simultaneously mundane and profound. It conjures all those discreet and humble acts—a hug, an offer of shelter, a door held open to allow a grandparent to pass—that when knitted together help people feel cared for and make society humane. One senses that, like Dorothea Brooke, author and Edinburgh general practitioner (GP) Gavin Francis would struggle to see the point of a life lived without caring for others.

The Lancet (2021-01-30). [Editorial] Health and care workers are owed a better future. thelancet.com It has been a traumatic and testing year for the health and care workforce globally. In recognition of their contribution and struggles during the pandemic response, WHO has designated 2021 as the International Year of Health and Care Workers. This campaign highlights the need for investment in health workforce readiness, education, and learning to manage the COVID-19 pandemic, to maintain health services, and to prepare for vaccine roll-outs. A call for action on behalf of the health-care workforce is welcome.

yenisafak (2021-01-30). Algeria starts COVID-19 vaccination campaign. yenisafak.com Algeria has started its vaccination campaign against the coronavirus pandemic on Saturday, according to local media.State-run television aired images of a health worker being vaccinated in the southern Blida province, an epicenter of the COVID-19 virus."Blida was chosen in a symbol move at the start of the vaccination campaign since the province was the first epicenter of the pandemic last March," Health Minister Abderrahmane Benbouzid told a press conference.Jamal Fourar, the head of the anti-virus national committee, said the months-long vaccination campaign aims to vaccinate around 80% of the country's 44 mill…

Michael Welch (2021-01-30). The Vaccines, The Plunder, and the Arrival of the Great Reset. globalresearch.ca "Rebuilding trust and increasing global cooperation are crucial to fostering innovative and bold solutions to stem the pandemic and drive a robust recovery." | — Klaus Schwab, Founder and Executive Chairman of the World Economic Forum [1] | "I don't consider the …

Online News Editor (2021-01-30). A year of coronavirus in India, the second worst affected country. laprensalatina.com By Mikaela Viqueira New Delhi, Jan 30 (efe-epa).- Exactly a year ago from Saturday, India confirmed its first case of the new coronavirus after a student of the University of Wuhan tested positive. Now, more than 10.7 million cases later, the country has finally received a glimmer of hope of putting behind a pandemic which …

Online News Editor (2021-01-30). Bolivian artists tackle topic of panedmic. laprensalatina.com La Paz, Jan 30 (EFE).- An exhibition in Bolivia is offering a close look back on the Covid-19 pandemic so far through the medium of contemporary art. The exhibit, Mutaciones y Afecciones #Cuerpos Pandémicos, is hosted at the Spanish Cultural Center in La Paz and showcases eight Bolivian artists who offer a creative look at …

Online News Editor (2021-01-30). Taiwan's economy grows 3% in 2020 thanks to virus response. laprensalatina.com Shanghai, China, Jan 30 (efe-epa).- The economy of Taiwan was one of the few in the world to end the first year of the coronavirus pandemic in positive numbers, growing by 2.98 percent over 2020. This official estimate, published Friday night by the General Directorate of Budget, Accounting and Statistics of the Taiwanese government, marks …

yenisafak (2021-01-30). At least 12 Afghan security personnel dead in Taliban attack. yenisafak.com At least 12 security personnel were killed in a suicide attack claimed by the Taliban in eastern Afghanistan, officials said on Saturday.A Humvee packed with explosives rammed into a checkpoint at a government office in Nangarhar province's Sherzad district, the governor's office said in a statement.Another attack was prevented as security forces intercepted an explosives-laden truck in the area, it added.At least 12 security personnel have died and four more are injured, Ajmal Umar, deputy chairman of the provincial council, told Anadolu Agency.Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid said the insurgents targeted "a…

yenisafak (2021-01-30). Taliban reject US charges of violating peace accord. yenisafak.com The Taliban in Afghanistan rejected on Friday accusations by the US Pentagon that it has been violating their peace accord and continued to kill Afghan security forces and civilians.The group's spokesman, Zabihullah Mujahed, said in a statement that the Taliban is fully committed to all clauses of the Doha agreement with the US, and has implemented its part in the accord."Implementation of the Doha agreement is the only solution to the ongoing conflict. We also urge the US to fully adhere to the Doha agreement," he said.The Taliban has also urged US President Joe Biden to continue the ongoing peace process initia…

Online News Editor (2021-01-30). At least 8 Afghan security personnel killed in Taliban attack. laprensalatina.com Kabul, Jan 30 (efe-epa).- At least eight members of the Afghan security forces were killed on Saturday in a Taliban truck bombing against a checkpost in the conflict-ridden eastern province of Nangarhar, officials said. "In this incident, unfortunately eight members of the public civil order forces were martyred" in the attack, which took place in …

yenisafak (2021-01-30). Bosnia urges EU to help resolve migrant crisis. yenisafak.com Bosnia and Herzegovina on Friday urged the European Union to be more involved in finding a solution to the migrant crisis in its territory."The whole country should fight against the migrant crisis. Our borders should be strengthened as soon as possible and the entry of immigrants should be prevented. The EU needs to participate more strongly in resolving the migrant crisis in Bosnia and Herzegovina," said Foreign Minister Bisera Turkovic.Turkovic's remarks came after meeting her Greek counterpart Nikos Dendias in the Bosnian capital Sarajevo.Meanwhile, Dendias said that as an EU member, Greece supports Bosnia an…

Online News Editor (2021-01-30). Judges allow US to resume expulsion of unaccompanied minors at border. laprensalatina.com Los Angeles, US, Jan 29 (efe-epa).- United States officials may resume the expulsion of unaccompanied migrant children entering the country through the southern border without processing them under the usual protocols, a panel of judges in Washington DC ruled Friday. DC Circuit Court Judges Gregory Katsas, Neomi Rao and Justin Walker — all appointees of …

Joe Parkin Daniels (2021-01-30). [World Report] Health experts slam Bolsonaro's vaccine comments. thelancet.com Brazil has begun COVID-19 vaccinations, but health experts are having to boost confidence following the president's remarks. Joe Parkin Daniels reports.

Jean Claude Mugunga, Kartik Tyagi, Daniel Bernal-Serrano, Nidia Correa, Matias Iberico, Frederick Kateera, Fernet Leandre, Megan Murray, Jean Christophe Dimitri Suffrin, Bethany Hedt-Gauthier (2021-01-30). [Comment] SARS-CoV-2 serosurveys in low-income and middle-income countries. thelancet.com Severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) serosurveys provide crucial information on previous SARS-CoV-2 infections in communities.1 These surveys are particularly useful in low-income and middle-income countries (LMICs), where limited testing capacity inhibits the ability to monitor COVID-19 burden through routine care and contact tracing.2…

yenisafak (2021-01-30). US stocks down 2% with new COVID-19 variant risks. yenisafak.com US stocks closed lower Friday to end the last trading day of January as new variants of the novel coronavirus increased perceived risks of investors for global economic recovery.The Dow Jones fell 620 points, or 2%, to 29,982, while the SP 500 declined 73, or 1.9%, to end at 3,714.The indexes posted their worst weekly plummet since October as they closed below their 50-day moving average for the first time since November.The Nasdaq fell 266 points, or 2%, to end at 13,070 with Twitter, Facebook and Microsoft sliding by 2% each. The tech-heavy index finished the week down 3.5% but was up 1.4% in January.The VIX v…

yenisafak (2021-01-30). 'About half' of virus cases in Lisbon due to UK variant. yenisafak.com Hospitals in Portugal's capital Lisbon continued overflowing with patients on Friday, with nearly half of the COVID-19 infections in the worst-hit region thought to be caused by the coronavirus variant first detected in the UK.The highly contagious variant is responsible for more than 32% of cases nationwide and almost 50% of all cases confirmed in Lisbon, Portuguese Prime Minister Antonio Costa said on Twitter late Thursday.Citing the same figures, Health Minister Marta Temido said the data may not paint a full picture as it is coming from just one laboratory.Portugal has been under lockdown for two weeks and ha…

yenisafak (2021-01-30). Iran authorizes use of Russian COVID-19 vaccine. yenisafak.com Iranian envoy to Moscow Kazem Jalali said Saturday that the second consignment of the Russian vaccine will reach Iran by the end of February.In the second phase, the vaccine will be jointly produced by the two countries, Jalali said, while emphasizing its safety and efficacy.The confirmation first came during Foreign Minister Javad Zarif's visit to Moscow this week, where he said the vaccine has been registered in Iran after approval from the country's health authorities.Produced by Russian Health Ministry's Gamaleya Center, Sputnik V has so far been approved for use in 14 countries even though discussions at the…

sputniknews (2021-01-30). 'Greatest Crisis Since World War II': EU Struggles With COVID Vaccine Roll-Out Amid Shortages. sputniknews.com Earlier, the European Union slapped restrictions on exports of COVID-19 inoculations outside the bloc amid an escalating vaccine trade war with Great Britain, as Brussels found itself under fire over the slow pace of delivery to the 27 member-states, while post-Brexit UK was making impressive immunisation strides.

sputniknews (2021-01-30). 'Mafia-Like EU 'Cocked up Big Time' Over 'Trumpian' Move to Block COVID Jabs From Entering UK. sputniknews.com Earlier, Brussels introduced export controls on COVID-19 vaccines, affecting countries like the UK, US, Canada, and Australia, while temporarily overriding Brexit deal terms enabling goods to flow across the Northern Irish border, only to swiftly backtrack on what was branded by Northern Ireland as an "incredible act of hostility."

Online News Editor (2021-01-30). Vietnam approves AstraZeneca vaccine amid fresh Covid-19 outbreak. laprensalatina.com Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, Jan 30 (efe-epa).- Vietnam on Saturday announced that it had approved the Covid-19 vaccine developed by British-Swedish firm AstraZeneca, the first to be authorized in the country. It comes amid a sudden new outbreak of the virus, with 34 new cases reported Saturday. AstraZeneca has pledged to supply 30 million …

Mehr News Agency (2021-01-30). Iran COVID-19 update: 82 deaths, 6,317 cases in 24 hours. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jan. 30 (MNA) — The Iranian Health Ministry has confirmed 6,317 COVID-19 infections and 82 deaths due to the disease in the past 24 hours.

sputniknews (2021-01-30). New York Governor Cuomo Shifts Blame For Nursing Home Scandal to Trump Administration. sputniknews.com Last year, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo faced criticism for his order for nursing homes to accept COVID-19 patients while the facilities were under-equipped. He's now under fire again after a report by the NY Attorney General revealed that the state health department under-counted the number of deaths from COVID-19 in nursing homes by 50 percent.

_____ (2021-01-30). Biden Administration Halts Arms Deals Over Yemen… What's Really Going On? strategic-culture.org The bigger concern of Biden and Blinken seems to be damage limitation to America's bloody image, and also doing a big favor for Israel. | Antony Blinken, the newly-appointed US top diplomat, has announced a pause in arms sales to Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates out of apparent concern over American weapons being used in prosecuting the horrendous war in Yemen. | Blinken was confirmed by the Senate for…

Online News Editor (2021-01-30). Honda, Mazda cut production due to semiconductor shortage. laprensalatina.com Tokyo, Jan 30 (efe-epa).- Japanese vehicle manufacturer Honda Motor Company is to temporarily suspend production of one of its plants in the country due to the shortage of semiconductors, which has also forced its competitor Mazda Motor Corporation to take similar measures. Honda announced Saturday the closure for five days from the beginning of February …

Niels W C J van de Donk, Charlotte Pawlyn, Kwee L Yong (2021-01-30). [Seminar] Multiple myeloma. thelancet.com Multiple myeloma is the second most common haematological malignancy in high-income countries, and typically starts as asymptomatic precursor conditions—either monoclonal gammopathy of undetermined significance or smouldering multiple myeloma—in which initiating genetic abnormalities, such as hyperdiploidy and translocations involving the immunoglobulin heavy chain, are already present. The introduction of immunomodulatory drugs, proteasome inhibitors, and CD38-targeting antibodies has extended survival, but ultimately the majority of patients will die from their disease, and some from treatment-relat…

Geoff Watts (2021-01-30). [Obituary] Adetokunbo Oluwole Lucas. thelancet.com Leading expert in global health. He was born in Lagos, Nigeria, on Nov 25, 1931, and died in Ibadan, Nigeria, on Dec 25, 2020, aged 89 years.

Susan Jaffe (2021-01-30). [World Report] Biden unwinds Trump health-care policies. thelancet.com A Democrat in the White House and a Democratic Congress could bring big changes to US health policy, but challenges remain. Susan Jaffe reports from Washington, DC.

Eduard Quintana, Pietro Bajona, Patrick O Myers (2021-01-30). [Correspondence] Mavacamten for hypertrophic obstructive cardiomyopathy. thelancet.com We read with enthusiasm the results of the EXPLORER-HCM trial reported by Iacopo Olivotto and colleagues.1 These findings bring both hope and uncertainty to patients and will open debates on management in our heart teams.

Amy Booth (2021-01-30). [World Report] Honduras changes constitution to ban abortion. thelancet.com Abortion is already illegal in Honduras, but the constitutional change makes any future reform almost impossible. Amy Booth reports.

Georgios Mamarelis, Dimitrios Moris (2021-01-30). [Correspondence] Frozen shoulder. thelancet.com Amar Rangan and colleagues1 presented their findings from a multicentre, pragmatic, three-arm, superiority randomised controlled trial designed to compare early structured physiotherapy of frozen shoulder with manipulation under anaesthesia and arthroscopic capsular release.1 All options were found to be clinically equivalent; however, there was a higher risk of complications with arthroscopic capsular release than with manipulation under anaesthesia. Manipulation was the most cost-effective option.

Amit Kaura, Jonathan A C Sterne, Adam Trickey, Jamil Mayet (2021-01-30). [Correspondence] Managing NSTEMI in older patients — Authors' reply. thelancet.com We thank Francesco Versaci and colleagues and Alberto Cordero and colleagues for their comments about our SENIOR-NSTEMI study.1 Versaci and colleagues raise concerns about residual confounding relating to the extent and severity of coronary artery disease, which might have influenced management strategy decisions and patient prognosis. Information regarding the burden of coronary artery disease is usually not known when the clinical decision to manage patients with non-ST elevation myocardial infarction invasively or non-invasively is made.

Omolara Aminat Fatiregun, Nwamaka Lasebikan (2021-01-30). [Comment] High burden of postoperative cancer mortality in LMICs. thelancet.com Low-income and middle-income countries (LMICs) have a large burden of cancer mortality compared with high-income countries, with as many as 70% of global cancer deaths in these regions and a paucity of data to drive cancer policies.1,2 Several factors contribute to this burden, ranging from late presentation of disease to poor access to diagnosis and treatment.2 Access to surgical interventions is reduced in LMICs, and the risk of complications of surgery is high in these regions.3—5 When surgical interventions are available, knowledge about how to avoid complications can be scant.

Juan W Valle, R Katie Kelley, Bruno Nervi, Do-Youn Oh, Andrew X Zhu (2021-01-30). [Seminar] Biliary tract cancer. thelancet.com Biliary tract cancers, including intrahepatic, perihilar, and distal cholangiocarcinoma as well as gallbladder cancer, are low-incidence malignancies in most high-income countries, but represent a major health problem in endemic areas; moreover, the incidence of intrahepatic cholangiocarcinoma is rising globally. Surgery is the cornerstone of cure; the optimal approach depends on the anatomical site of the primary tumour and the best outcomes are achieved through management by specialist multidisciplinary teams.

Ole Hudowenz, Philipp Klemm, Uwe Lange, Ulf Mueller-Ladner (2021-01-30). [Clinical Picture] Widespread soft tissue calcification in systemic sclerosis, polymyositis, and polyarthritis. thelancet.com A 55-year-old woman was admitted to our department with gradual onset of pain in her hands, hips, and knees, which had progressively limited her mobility over the past 6 years. She also reported feeling tired and feverish.

Adam L Cohen, Minal K Patel, Thomas Cherian (2021-01-30). [Comment] Vaccines work: a reason for celebration and renewed commitment. thelancet.com With policy makers around the world considering how to allocate limited health budgets and individuals considering whether to accept vaccinations for themselves and their children, understanding the impact of vaccination has never been more important to inform those decisions. A modelling study by Xiang Li and colleagues in The Lancet reports that vaccination against ten common vaccine-preventable diseases (VPDs) reduced deaths by nearly half in low-income and middle-income countries between 2000 and 2019.

Ken Wu (2021-01-30). [Perspectives] Afraid together. thelancet.com "I think the neighbours have it." My mum was always conscious of her health. Nevertheless, the anxiety in her voice was jarring. Although we were talking by telephone, I could picture what she looked like. Her usual smile would flatten, transforming her face into an ashen mask. "I am scared. If I get it, I have no one. I am alone."

Daniel Jacoby, Carolyn Y Ho, Steven J Lester, Andrew Wang, Iacopo Olivotto (2021-01-30). [Correspondence] Mavacamten for hypertrophic obstructive cardiomyopathy — Authors' reply. thelancet.com We thank Eduard Quintana and colleagues for their Correspondence. The EXPLORER-HCM trial1 is the largest prospective, double-blind, placebo-controlled study ever done in patients with symptomatic obstructive hypertrophic cardiomyopathy. Far from being "unambitious", the study included a vast array of endpoints ranging from objective measurements of performance to gradient reduction and key aspects of quality of life. The primary endpoint was developed following discussions with the US Food and Drug Administration, and was defined as either a 1 ∑5 mL/kg per min or greater increase in peak oxygen consumption (p…

Xiang Li, Christinah Mukandavire, Zulma M Cucunubá, Susy Echeverria Londono, Kaja Abbas, Hannah E Clapham, Mark Jit, Hope L Johnson, Timos Papadopoulos, Emilia Vynnycky, Marc Brisson, Emily D Carter, Andrew Clark, Margaret J de Villiers, Kirsten Eilertson, Matthew J Ferrari, Ivane Gamkrelidze, Katy A M Gaythorpe, Nicholas C Grassly, Timothy B Hallett, Wes Hinsley, Michael L Jackson, Kévin Jean, Andromachi Karachaliou, Petra Klepac, Justin Lessler, Xi Li, Sean M Moore, Shevanthi Nayagam, Duy Manh Nguyen, Homie Razavi, Devin Razavi-Shearer, Stephen Resch, Colin Sanderson, Steven Sweet, Stephen Sy, Yvonne Tam, Hira Tanvir, Quan Minh Tran, Caroline L Trotter, Shaun Truelove, Kevin van Zandvoort, Stéphane Verguet, Neff Walker, Amy Winter, Kim Woodruff, Neil M Ferguson, Tini Garske, Vaccine Impact Modelling Consortium (2021-01-30). [Articles] Estimating the health impact of vaccination against ten pathogens in 98 low-income and middle-income countries from 2000 to 2030: a modelling study. thelancet.com Increases in vaccine coverage and the introduction of new vaccines into LMICs have had a major impact in reducing mortality. These public health gains are predicted to increase in coming decades if progress in increasing coverage is sustained.

Francesco Versaci, Giacomo Frati, Giuseppe Biondi-Zoccai (2021-01-30). [Correspondence] Managing NSTEMI in older patients. thelancet.com In the SENIOR-NSTEMI study, Amit Kaura and colleagues1 exploit state-of-the-art statistical approaches including target trial design, propensity score-adjusted regression, and inverse probability of treatment weighting, with the results clearly favouring an invasive management strategy in older patients (‚â•80 years old) with NSTEMI. However, some additional details should be provided by the investigators, to avoid any suspicion of residual confounding factors and strengthen the evidence that the invasive strategy is actually and mechanistically beneficial.

Udani Samarasekera (2021-01-30). [Perspectives] Fransisca Handy Agung: improving adolescent health in Indonesia. thelancet.com Fransisca Handy Agung thinks she was "too serious" as an adolescent growing up in Indonesia. "I was just thinking about how to get to medical school. I wasn't exposed to other parts of life", she recalls. "Adolescents need to have more experiences and exposures that provide them with all the life skills they need", she says. Nonetheless, Agung's early drive and focus are now benefiting her country's younger citizens. Agung is a lecturer in child and adolescent health at the Universitas Pelita Harapan, Tangerang, Banten, Indonesia, a paediatrician at Siloam Hospital, Karawaci, Banten, and the founder of the Indone…

Amar Rangan, Stephen Brealey, Ada Keding, Belen Corbacho (2021-01-30). [Correspondence] Frozen shoulder — Authors' reply. thelancet.com We thank Georgios Mamarelis and Dimitrios Moris for their interest in the UK FROST trial data1. As we reported,1 hydrodilatation was being used in only a few centres when we designed the UK FROST trial, which meant that it was not feasible to include hydrodilatation as a trial intervention. Although we acknowledge that hydrodilatation seems to be used more widely nowadays, the evidence to support its use remains scarce. There is also uncertainty as to what constitutes hydrodilatation because there is considerable variation in how it is delivered.

yenisafak (2021-01-30). Turkey, Russia begin monitoring Karabakh truce. yenisafak.com A joint Turkish and Russian center to monitor a cease-fire deal between Azerbaijan and Armenia has become operational in Upper Karabakh on Saturday.Established in the Merzilli village of the Aghdam region, the center will monitor the implementation of the Russian-brokered agreement which was reached in November after six weeks of intense fighting.Following the Nov. 10 truce, Turkey and Russia signed a memorandum of understanding to set up a joint center to monitor the peace deal on Azerbaijani territories liberated from Armenia's occupation.Azerbaijani Defense Minister Zakir Hasanov, Turkey's Deputy Minister of N…

yenisafak (2021-01-30). Palestinian family recalls humiliation by Israeli forces. yenisafak.com Members of a Palestinian family revealed shocking details of assault and humiliation by Israeli occupation forces following a raid on their home in the town of Issawiya in occupied East Jerusalem.During the assault which happened at dawn on Thursday, Israeli forces "used electric shocks against the Dari family" as well as "beating, kicking, slapping and cursing", according to testimonies given by family members to the Wadi Hilweh Information Center.The family said Israeli forces stormed their house and brutally assaulted two of their sons, 13-year-old minor Mahad Dari and his 18-year-old brother Muhammad Dari, be…

yenisafak (2021-01-30). At least 3 killed, 2 surrender in Kashmir encounters. yenisafak.com Three militants were killed and another injured in an encounter in the southern district of Pulwama, according to police in Indian-administered Kashmir.The local police said on Saturday that in another incident two militants allegedly associated with the Hizbul Mujahideen outfit had surrendered to senior officers after an exchange of fire late Friday in the Lelhar village of the Batapora area in the same district.The two separate shootings were the first in Indian-administered Kashmir this year.Earlier, three militants were killed in a brief shootout on Friday evening in the Mandoora village of the Tral area. The…

yenisafak (2021-01-30). Six Syrian civilians dead, 25 hurt in Afrin terror attack. yenisafak.com Some 25 more people were wounded when a vehicle packed with explosives blew up at an industrial site in Afrin district, the sources said.No group has claimed responsibility for the attack yet, but it was likely carried out by the YPG/PKK terror group.Afrin was largely cleared of YPG/PKK terrorists in 2018 through Turkey's anti-terror offensive Operation Olive Branch, but the terror group still has sleeper cells.YPG/PKK terrorists continue to carry out attacks but do not claim responsibility when they end up harming civilians, according to local security sources.The terror group, attacking from Syria's adjacent Ta…

yenisafak (2021-01-30). Follow measures not to risk 3rd peak in Turkey: Expert. yenisafak.com Dr. Afsin Emre Kayipmaz, a member of Turkey's Coronavirus Scientific Advisory Board, said people should continue to follow measures especially during the winter months and noted there has been an increase in coronavirus infections in Turkey in the past four days.Kayipmaz told Anadolu Agency that lockdown measures in the last couple of months are a major factor in reducing cases and deaths.He said the vaccination process for social immunization in Turkey had already started but it was only performed on a part of the society and urged the country to continue to follow measures for a while until the immunity rate wo…

yenisafak (2021-01-30). Rohingya relocation: Bangladesh moves 4th group. yenisafak.com Amid constant opposition and concerns by international communities and rights defenders on safety grounds, Bangladesh on Saturday relocated the fourth batch of Rohingya refugees to a remote island in its southern sea, according to official sources.A total of 1,463 members of the persecuted community began the journey to the Bhasan Char island from the country's main port city Chattogram by naval ships."All concrete houses are fully prepared to house the new arrivals. Actually, we are ready to resettle all 100,000 Rohingya at the cluster houses on the island as per the government's initiatives," Commodore Abdullah…

yenisafak (2021-01-30). Amnesty slams Houthi ban on Yemeni women. yenisafak.com Amnesty International has condemned a Houthi decision banning Yemeni women from working in restaurants, calling it "shameful and discriminatory".In a thread on its Twitter account, the human rights organization said it stands with all Yemeni women "in their fight for their rights"."Institutionalizing discrimination increases oppression on women and impedes the foundation for sustainable and gender-equitable recovery and reconstruction in Yemen," it said.Amnesty stressed that UN efforts to achieve a "peaceful reconciliation" in Yemen are impossible "without safeguarding and protecting women's rights".There was no…

yenisafak (2021-01-30). Despite new Biden administration, US-China friction could remain high. yenisafak.com Chinese-US relations during the Donald Trump years went from bad to worse, but experts believe friction could climb even higher under new President Joe Biden.Besides an ongoing trade war, conflict of interests continue over a range of issues including human rights abuses against China's minority Uighurs, the status of Taiwan, national security legislation in Hong Kong, and military expansion in the South China Sea.Mushahid Hussain Sayed, a Pakistani senator for the capital Islamabad, said there would be no drastic change in the US perception of China as a competitor, but that the new president would like to engag…

yenisafak (2021-01-30). Turkey rescues 48 asylum seekers in Aegean. yenisafak.com The Turkish Coast Guard on Saturday rescued at least 48 asylum seekers whose boats were pushed by Greek coastal authorities into Turkish waters in the Aegean Sea, according to security sources.A coast guard team was dispatched to an area off Cesme in the western Izmir province after they learned a group of asylum seekers was stranded on a dinghy, said a source, who asked not to be named due to restrictions on speaking to the media.A total of 19 asylum seekers were brought ashore, the source added.Separately, coast guards rescued 29 asylum seekers on a dinghy in the Dikili district after they asked for help.They w…

yenisafak (2021-01-30). Turkish president meets Guinea-Bissau, Senegal leaders. yenisafak.com Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Saturday met with his counterparts from Guinea-Bissau and Senegal in Istanbul.Erdogan's meeting with Guinea Bissau's President Umaro Sissco Embalo and Senegal's President Macky Sall started at 2.00 p.m. [1100GMT].The meeting, which was closed to the press, lasted an hour and a half.

yenisafak (2021-01-30). Open toileting plagues cities in Zimbabwe. yenisafak.com With flies hovering all over the vicinity of the crowded slums of Epworth, an urban settlement approximately 25 kilometers (15.5 miles) east of the Zimbabwean capital Harare, laden plastic paper bags lie scattered on streets and sidewalks, with small children rummaging through garbage and vendors going about their normal business oblivious to the wafting stench of human waste.For 45-year-old Tambudzai Munondo, one of the residents in the slums of Epworth, strangely, they have become used to co-exist with human waste, saying they cannot do anything about it."Most of these homes you see here have no toilets and it'

yenisafak (2021-01-30). Houthis hail Italy's block of arms sales to Saudi, UAE. yenisafak.com Yemen's Houthi rebels have welcomed an Italian decision to suspend the sale of arms to Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates (UAE)."Italy's announcement of halting arms sales to the countries that are engaged in an aggression on Yemen is a positive move," rebel spokesman Mohamed Abdel-Salam said on Twitter.He said the move would "contribute to protecting [Yemeni] civilians and support the peace process".On Friday, Italy's Foreign Ministry announced blocking exports of arms to Saudi Arabia and the UAE, following warnings by activists and lawmakers about the use of weapons in violation of human rights in Yemen…

yenisafak (2021-01-30). Turkey ratifies agreements with 7 countries. yenisafak.com The Turkish government ratified agreements with seven countries in areas of education, sports, and health, according to information issued in the Official Gazette on Saturday.A visa cooperation deal with Azerbaijan, signed on Feb. 25 last year, was among the approved agreements.It aims to facilitate short-term travel between the two countries and gives citizens a 30-day visa validity period from the date of entry.Turkey's extradition agreement with Kosovo inked on May 31, 2011 was also ratified.The agreement aims to "develop international cooperation in the field of criminal law" and "further ends of justice and…

yenisafak (2021-01-30). China launches new warship for Pakistan. yenisafak.com China launched a second advanced warship built for Pakistan on Saturday.A launch ceremony for the Type-054 Class Frigate was held at Hudong Zhonghua (HZ) Shipyard in Shanghai with senior Chinese and Pakistani naval officials in attendance, said a statement from Pakistan Navy.Fitted with latest "surface, subsurface, and anti-air weapons," the Type-054 frigates will be one of the most technologically advanced surface platforms in Pakistan's naval fleet, it said.The ships have a "range of electronic warfare, air and surface surveillance, and acoustic sensors integrated through a state-of-the-art Combat Management Sy…

yenisafak (2021-01-30). Lebanon: Protests break barrier of fear in Tripoli. yenisafak.com Lebanon's Mediterranean city of Tripoli has witnessed days of protests with reports of clashes with security forces after a coronavirus lockdown was imposed in the country.The most violent clash occurred on Thursday night when the city center and the governorate building were torched by angry protesters.The clashes resulted in the death of a 30-year-old demonstrator, Omar Taiba, who was shot in the back, according to health authorities."What is happening in the city is a result of the economic and social conditions caused by the Lebanese state, especially the total lockdown decision due to the coronavirus pandemi…

yenisafak (2021-01-30). Turkey 'neutralizes' three YPG/PKK terrorists in N.Syria. yenisafak.com Turkish security forces "neutralized" three YPG/PKK terrorists in northern Syria, in a protected area near Turkey's southern border, the National Defense Ministry announced Saturday.The terrorists were trying to infiltrate the area of Turkey's cross-border anti-terror operations — Peace Spring and Euphrates Shield — to disrupt peace and security in the region, the ministry said on Twitter.Turkish authorities use the word "neutralized" to imply the terrorists in question surrendered or were killed or captured.Since 2016, Turkey has launched a trio of successful anti-terror operations in northern Syria to prevent…

Online News Editor (2021-01-30). EU performs U-turn on vaccine controls at Irish-UK border. laprensalatina.com Brussels, Jan 30 (efe-epa).- The European Union has backed down on its plan to subject vaccine exports to checks on the border between the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland. The European Commission on Friday implemented a mechanism to track the export of vaccines manufactured on EU soil amid a contract dispute with Anglo-Swedish pharmaceutical …

The Canary (2021-01-30). Plans for a new coal mine undermine the UK's commitment to net zero climate targets. thecanary.co Approved plans for a new coal mine in Cumbria will produce more emissions than any of the others currently open in the UK, a climate group has warned. | What priorities?: | The Climate Change Committee (CCC) made the claim in a letter to Communities Secretary Robert Jenrick. It came after Jenrick decided not to call in the plans for an inquiry earlier this month. The new mine, near Whitehaven, will be used to extract coking coal for steel production. It was granted planning permission by Cumbria County Council in October 2020. | CCC chair lord Deben said in a letter to Jenrick that the decision not to cal…

The Canary (2021-01-30). Protesting Indian farmers begin hunger strike amid fury against Modi. thecanary.co Indian farmers and their leaders, spearheading more than two months of protests against new agriculture laws, have started a one-day hunger strike. They're directing their fury at prime minister Narendra Modi and his government. | Strike: | Farmer leaders said the hunger strike will reaffirm the peaceful nature of the protests. It coincides with the death anniversary of independence leader Mahatma Gandhi. | Samyukta Kisan Morcha of United Farmers' Front is one of hundreds of protest leaders taking part in the strike. The United Farmers' Front is a coalition of farmers' unions. Morcha said: The way the gove…

Mehr News Agency (2021-01-30). Iran at forefront of fight against drug-trafficking. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jan. 30 (MNA) — Iran's permanent ambassador to the International Organizations in Vienna said that the Islamic Republic is at the forefront of the fight against drug-trafficking in the international arena.

Mehr News Agency (2021-01-30). Chinese bombers simulates attack on US Navy aircraft carrier. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jan. 30 (MNA) — Following Washington's move to send a navy fleet to the South China Sea, the Chinese bombers simulated an attack on the US Navy aircraft carrier.

Mehr News Agency (2021-01-30). Iran recent nuclear moves 'not a violation of JCPOA'. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jan. 30 (MNA) — Iranian Ambassador to Spain Hassan Ghashghavi said that the recent move taken by the Islamic Republic of Iran in the nuclear field is its inalienable right not a violation of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA).

Mehr News Agency (2021-01-30). Officials in Chabahar to inaugurate Indian equipment on Sun. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jan. 30 (MNA) — High-ranking Iranian and Indian officials are to inaugurate the received Indian strategic equipment in Chabahar Port on Sunday.

Mehr News Agency (2021-01-30). Big haul of illicit drugs seized in SE Iran. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jan. 30 (MNA) — Commander of the Border Guards of Iran Police announced the success of the border guards of Sistan and Baluchestan province in confiscating a big haul of illicit drugs in southeastern borders of the country.

Mehr News Agency (2021-01-30). Iran happy with liberation of Karabakh occupied territories. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jan. 30 (MNA) — Iranian FM Zarif said his country is satisfied with the liberation of the occupied territories of Karabakh.

Mehr News Agency (2021-01-30). Hashd al-Sha'abi arrests an ISIL leader in N Iraq. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jan. 30 (MNA) — News sources reported that Iraq's Popular Mobilization Units (PMU) forces, known as Hashd al-Sha'abi, managed to arrest a leader of ISIL terrorist organization in northern Iraq.

Mehr News Agency (2021-01-30). Choghakhor Wetland during winter. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jan. 30 (MNA) — Choghakhor Wetland in Chaharmahal and Bakhtiari province is hosting migratory birds during the winter. Choghakhor is considered as one of the most important habitats for the endemic Zagros pupfish, aka Aphanius vladykovi.

Mehr News Agency (2021-01-30). 'The Feast of the Goat' to go on screen at French filmfest. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jan. 30 (MNA) — Iranian short 'The Feast of the Goat' has made it into the competition program of the Meme Pas Peur Film Festival in France.

Mehr News Agency (2021-01-30). Iran, India confer on regional, intl. affairs. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jan. 30 (MNA) — An official with the Indian foreign ministry met and held talks with Iranian Deputy FM Abbas Araghchi about regional and international issues.

Mehr News Agency (2021-01-30). Tehran not considering any place for Riyadh in JCPOA: MP. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jan. 30 (MNA) — Stating that the JCPOA participants are known, the Spokesperson for the Parliament National Security and Foreign Policy Commission said that Tehran does not consider any place for Riyadh in JCPOA talks.

Mehr News Agency (2021-01-30). Bitter experience of war must not be repeated in Caucasus. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jan. 30 (MNA) — Iranian Foreign Minister said that the Nakhchivan Autonomous Republic will be very vital for the future of the peaceful Caucasus, underlining that the bitter experience of war must not be repeated in the region.

Mehr News Agency (2021-01-30). Persepolis 2-1 Machine Sazi: IPL. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jan. 30 (MNA) — In a match held on Saturday at Azadi Stadium, Persepolis defeated Machine Sazi 2-1 in the Thirteenth week of the Iran Professional League.

Mehr News Agency (2021-01-30). US, Russia in 'serious' talks over JCPOA: envoy. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jan. 30 (MNA) — US Ambassador to Moscow John Sullivan told TV Rain in an interview that Washington was carefully considering the issue of returning to the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA).

Mehr News Agency (2021-01-30). Tehran urges Macron to practice self-control. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jan. 30 (MNA) — The spokesperson of the Iranian foreign ministry urged President Macron to have self-control and avoid taking hasty and ill-considered stances.

Mehr News Agency (2021-01-30). Find the Best Iranian Realtors in Toronto. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jan. 30 (MNA) — Are you looking for a real estate investment in Toronto? Fine! Toronto is one of the best places to do that.

Mehr News Agency (2021-01-30). Three US museums to host Iranian film 'Careless Crime'. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jan. 30 (MNA) — Iranian film, 'Careless Crime' directed by Shahram Mokri will go on screen in film festivals hosted by three American museums.

Mehr News Agency (2021-01-30). Banking restrictions to apply to all, not just foreigners. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jan. 30 (MNA) — The Coordinating Council of Banks said in a statement announced that the blocked accounts will be activated as soon as they receive the so-called Shahab code.

Mehr News Agency (2021-01-30). Iran's export vol. of agri. products up 22% in nine months. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jan. 30 (MNA) — Iran exported 6.1 million tons of agricultural products in the first nine months of the current Iranian calendar year (from March 21 to Dec. 20), showing a 22 and 20 percent growth in terms of volume and value respectively.

Mehr News Agency (2021-01-30). 16th intl. mining industries exhibition opens in Tehran. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jan. 30 (MNA) — The 16th edition of Iran's International Exhibition of Mine, Mining, Construction Machinery and Related Industries (Iran ConMin) opened in Tehran on Saturday.

Mehr News Agency (2021-01-30). FM Zaif's visit to Azerbaijan has strategic importance: Envoy. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jan. 30 (MNA) — Iranian Ambassador to the Republic of Azerbaijan said that visit of Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif to the Republic of Azerbaijan is of strategic importance.

Mehr News Agency (2021-01-30). Bomb blast rocks Afrin in northern Syria. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jan. 30 (MNA) — Media sources reported that a car bomb exploded in the city of Afrin, on the northern outskirts of Aleppo province on Saturday.

Mehr News Agency (2021-01-30). Leader to receive eulogists on Hazrat Zahra birth anniv. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jan. 30 (MNA) — Leader of Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei will receive religious eulogists and panegyrists on Wednesday through an online video conference.

sputniknews (2021-01-30). 'Untreated Schizophrenia': Twitter Explodes Over Rep. Greene's 'Jewish Laser Beam' Conspiracy Theory. sputniknews.com Republican Congressman Marjorie Taylor Greene from Georgia's 14th congressional district, previously came under fire for espousing Qanon conspiracy theories, that the administration of former President Donald Trump was involved in fighting an elite group of Satan-worshippers and child abusers.

sputniknews (2021-01-30). Hedge Fund Boss, NY Mets Owner Steve Cohen Quits Twitter Amid GameStop Stock Chaos. sputniknews.com Amid the rollercoaster trading earlier in the week, Steve Cohen found himself locked in a Twitter debate with celebrity day trader Dave Portnoy, founder of the sports and pop culture blog Barstool Sports, over the restrictions on trading apps such as Robinhood that were hurting the novice investors behind the ballooning of GameStop's stock value.

sputniknews (2021-01-30). 'Pro-Khalistan' Canadian MP Urges Trudeau to Condemn 'Violence' Against Indian Farmers. sputniknews.com Thousands of farmers, mainly from Punjab and Haryana states, have been protesting at Delhi's borders – Singhu, Tikri and Ghazipur since 26 November for revocation of new farms laws, passed in Indian parliament last September. The government has alleged Khalistan supporters have joined the protests.

sputniknews (2021-01-30). Protesting Indian Farmers Observe Day-Long Fast to Mark Anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi's Death. sputniknews.com Thousands of farmers from the north Indian agricultural states oppose three laws; the Farmers' Produce Trade and Commerce (Promotion and Facilitation) Act 2020, the Farmers (Empowerment and Protection) Agreement on Price Assurance and Farm Services Act 2020, and the Essential Commodities (Amendment) Act 2020.

sputniknews (2021-01-30). Mobile Services Suspended for 2 Days at Farmers' Protest Sites Near Delhi as Tensions Soar. sputniknews.com Protesting farmers, mainly from the states of Punjab, Haryana, and Uttar Pradesh have been demanding three controversial farm laws be repealed since November.

sputniknews (2021-01-30). The Big Short-Squeeze: US Hedge Funds Lose $70 Billion in January Betting Stocks Will Fall. sputniknews.com GameStop's stock has jumped nearly 400% in the last business week, with a 70% gain on Friday alone, despite numerous attempts by brokerage firms to limit traders' ability to buy stock in the struggling video game vendor. Paradoxically, this has caused several institutional investors to lose billions for betting against its success.

sputniknews (2021-01-30). Jaish-ul-Hind Terror Group Allegedly Claims Responsibility for Blast Near Israeli Embassy in Delhi. sputniknews.com On Friday evening, a low-intensity blast took place a few metres away from the Israeli embassy in the Indian capital. According to Delhi Police, nobody was injured in the incident but the windscreens of several vehicles parked nearby were damaged. The blast occurred on the final day of India's 72nd Republic Day celebrations.

sputniknews (2021-01-30). Turkish Plane Headed to Tehran Turns to Baku Amid Reports of Sirens Heard in Iranian Capital. sputniknews.com On Friday, reports emerged that planes were turning away from the King Khalid International Airport in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, with reasons remaining unclear. Later, it was revealed that planes could again land in Riyadh.

sputniknews (2021-01-30). FBI Finds Bomb-Making Manuals Inside Home of US Capitol Rioter – Court Documents. sputniknews.com WASHINGTON (Sputnik) – The FBI found instructions on how to make homemade bombs in the home of a New York man, Dominic Pezzola, who participated in the deadly January 6 attack on the US Capitol, court documents revealed.

sputniknews (2021-01-30). 'This is a Trailer': Note Found Near Israeli Embassy Blast Site Reportedly Mentions Soleimani. sputniknews.com A little-known terrorist group, Jaish-Ul-Hind, claimed responsibility for Friday's improvised explosive device attack near the Israeli Embassy in New Delhi. At least one Daesh (ISIS)* cell has also reportedly claimed responsibility, and Indian officials are probing possible al-Qaeda involvement. No injuries or fatalities were reported.

sputniknews (2021-01-30). By Giving Citizenship to BNO Passport Holders the UK Wants to Be in Sync With the US, Analyst Says. sputniknews.com Earlier this week, China announced that starting 31 January it will no longer recognise the passports of British national overseas citizens. This came shortly after the UK launched its scheme to grant citizenship to up to 3 million of Hong Kong's residents, citing concerns over Beijing's introduction of a National Security Law.

sputniknews (2021-01-30). Police Hunting for Details About Iranians Arriving in New Delhi Day After Blast Near Israel Embassy. sputniknews.com On Friday evening, a low-intensity blast took place just several metres away from the Israeli embassy on the pavement in New Delhi. According to the Delhi Police, nobody was injured in the incident but windscreens of at least three cars were damaged.

sputniknews (2021-01-30). 'Massive Corruption and Cover-up': Republicans Urge 'Callous' Cuomo to Resign Over Nursing Home Row. sputniknews.com New York Democratic Governor Andrew Cuomo on Friday dismissed allegations in the NY Attorney General's report alleging that his administration had 'manipulated' the tally of coronavirus-related deaths in local nursing homes, denouncing them as a "political attack" that began with former US President Donald Trump's administration.

_____ (2021-01-30). How The Wet'suwet'en Solidarity Actions Changed Their Lives. popularresistance.org It was the first week of Kolin Sutherland-Wilson's final semester at the University of Victoria. But he wasn't there. Instead, on a chilly January morning in 2020, he sat alone on the front steps of the British Columbia legislature, dressed warmly and holding signs that called on provincial leaders to stand with the Wet'suwet'en Hereditary Chiefs opposing the Coastal GasLink project in their traditional territory. | For a week, he spent all day on the steps. MLAs and staff who passed by barely glanced at him. | But soon friends, classmates and community members joined him. The growing group took on bigger actions…

Rod Driver (2021-01-30). Supporting Democracy Abroad If It Gives The 'Right' Results. zcomm.org The double standards of the mainstream US and British media in relation to foreign interference in elections has been particularly obvious since 2016…

Online News Editor (2021-01-30). Brits in Spain, a month on from Brexit. laprensalatina.com Alicante, Spain, Jan 30 (efe-epa).- From apathy to anger, it is a familiar emotional journey for many in Spain's British expatriate community since Brexit became official a month ago. With an estimated 262,000 registered residents, Brits comprise the fourth-largest foreign community in Spain, the majority based in the warm Mediterranean coast, the Balearics or the …

news.un (2021-01-30). Fair Finance: How can the global inequality gap be narrowed? news.un.org Reducing inequality is one of the UN's flagship goals, but the gulf between rich and poor worldwide, remains persistently high. In the first of a special two-part series on the financial sector this weekend, Hiro Mizuno, the newly-appointed UN Special Envoy on Innovative Finance and Sustainable Investments, explains how the industry can help to create a fairer, more equitable world.

_____ (2021-01-30). UN Independent Expert: 'This Is How The Human Rights Industry Works'. popularresistance.org Indeed, a "human rights industry" exists, and many officials of the UN's Office of the High Commissioner [for Human Rights], diplomats, activists from non-governmental organisations, human rights teachers, and, of course, also many "independent experts" and rapporteurs are more or less opportunistic. | These people consider themselves "better" than others, but do not necessarily feel solidarity with the victims of human rights violations. Some of my bosses were models of integrity and professionalism, such as Professor Theo van Boven, Professor Kurt Herndl, Judge Jakob Muller, or High Commissioners Bertrand Ramch…

_____ (2021-01-30). We Should All Be Outraged. popularresistance.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. Much will be debated about the origins of the virus and the rapidity of its spread around the world, a transmission that shows how closely interconnected we have become due to modern transportation technology. There is no going backward from the processes that will continue to shrink the globe, bringing us closer and closer together, bringing other viruses and diseases greater and greater host p…

_____ (2021-01-30). The Trade Union Movement Must Organise Minimum Wage Workers. popularresistance.org The twenty-first century has seen the Trade Union Movement in Trinidad and Tobago consistently under attack, severely criticized and victimized by the ruling economic and political elites. | The thousands of sugar workers were the first group of organised workers this century to suffer mass retrenchment. This, of course, has had the effect of severely weakening a once powerful union. | The Unions in petroleum and petrochemical industries have seen a steady decline in their workforce Thousands of direct and indirect Petrotrin workers have been thrown on the breadline as have hundreds of workers at Arcelor Mittal a…

_____ (2021-01-30). ACLU Pressing Biden To Stick To His Promise Of Decarceration. popularresistance.org The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) is launching a six-figure ad buy featuring both digital and print spots calling for President Biden to adhere to his campaign promise of decreasing the number of incarcerated persons in the country. | Specifically, the ACLU wants Biden to grant clemency to thousands of people who meet certain criteria, something that he could do through executive powers. | "We use criteria that reflect an evolution in our thinking around criminal justice," Cynthia Roseberry, deputy director of the ACLU's justice division, told The Hill. | "For example, calling for those who are now incarc…

_____ (2021-01-30). 'French Revolution In Finance'. popularresistance.org The New York Stock Exchange suffered a poor day on Wednesday, with the Dow Jones Industrial Average sinking by more than 600 points. However, for a select few companies, stock values have gone through the roof. | It was thanks, in large part, to a group of amateur stock traders with a vendetta against veteran corporate insider short-sellers betting on a company's failure, with the video game store GameStop taking center stage. Before the drama was over, the company's value had jumped by more than 1,700%, an investment firm had lost billions, and some small-time investors who gambled it all were able to afford som…

_____ (2021-01-30). How A US-Backed Coup In Serbia Inspired The DC Insurrection. popularresistance.org As the Capitol insurrection on January 6 descended into a frenzy of mob violence, a far-right paramilitary group known as the Oath Keepers marched through the sea of rioters and protesters, up the east steps of the Capitol building and into the rotunda. Video from that day shows the Oath Keepers marching in a military formation known as "Ranger File", described by the Associated Press as 'standard operating procedure for a combat team that is "stacking up" to breach a building — instantly recognizable to any U.S. soldier or Marine who served in Iraq and Afghanistan.' | On November 10, 2020, nearly two month…

_____ (2021-01-30). Snipers, Landmines, Death: Life On Yemen's Frontline. popularresistance.org Almost every building is damaged. Dogs bark at anyone walking down the empty streets, and in the distance the sound of children playing in alleyways is interrupted by occasional gunfire. | Carpets are hung between buildings – not to dry, but to protect passersby from snipers. | These are the frontlines of Taiz, a war-wracked city in southern Yemen where terror follows its long-suffering residents. | Most Yemenis have fled the homes that now lie between the pro-government forces and Houthi fighters. But some remain – either refusing to abandon their houses and live in displacement, or simply lacking any alternativ…

Prof. Sunanda Sharma (2021-01-30). Gandhian Strategy: Combination of Truth, Sacrifice, Non-Violence and Solidarity. globalresearch.ca First published on November 14, 2017. | In Commemoration: The 73d anniversary of the assassination of Mahatma Gandhi on January 30th, 1948 | *** | The Gandhian strategy is the combination of truth, sacrifice, nonviolence, selfless service and cooperation. According to Gandhi one …

WSWS repost (2021-01-30). The far-right attempts to seize opening from the 1619 Project. indybay.org The authors of the 1619 Project and the 1776 Report have more in common than they may care to admit. Both replace class struggle in history with forms of nationalist mythmaking—right-wing black nationalism in the former, and far-right "America First" nationalism in the latter. Both falsify America's revolutionary history in service of the present-day political needs of factions of the ruling class—the 1619 Project for the Democratic Party and its satellites; the 1776 Report for Trump and the Republicans. Neither the 1619 Project nor the 1776 Report can tell much of the actual history of the United Sta…

Online News Editor (2021-01-30). Bangladesh transfers further 3,000 Rohingya refugees to remote island. laprensalatina.com Dhaka, Jan 30 (efe-epa).- Bangladeshi authorities on Saturday completed the transfer of over 3,000 Rohingyas refugees 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 southeast. Mohammad Shamsuddoha, Bangladesh's refugees, relief and repatriation commissioner, told Efe that all refugees scheduled …

Online News Editor (2021-01-30). Myanmar's military to 'respect constitution' amid coup fears. laprensalatina.com Yangon, Myanmar, Jan 30 (efe-epa).- Myanmar's armed forces on Saturday said they would respect the country's constitution amid mounting concerns the military might attempt a coup. "Since the Tatmadaw (armed forces) is the armed association, it must obey the constitution. Our soldiers must obey and respect the constitution," the military establishment said in a statement. …

Online News Editor (2021-01-30). Jay Pfahl, the 'orchidolic' who discovered two new species in 2020. laprensalatina.com Key West (USA), Jan 30 (efe-epa).- To many familiar with his work, Jay Pfahl is not merely an orchidologist but an "orchidolic" — the specialist cultivates some 4,000 orchids at his home in Key West, Florida. In 2020, he discovered two new species of the flower while scouring the countryside outside the Colombian capital Bogotá, …

Online News Editor (2021-01-30). China's first Hualong-1 nuclear reactor begins commercial operation. laprensalatina.com Shanghai, China, Jan 30 (efe-epa).- China's first nuclear power unit using a third-generation reactor named Hualong-1 began commercial operations Saturday at the Fuqing power plant, state media reported. Fuqing's No. 5 unit in Fujian province is now generating electricity for commercial use after a week's trial, and will pave "the way for mass production and …

Online News Editor (2021-01-30). French police arrest 35 at protests against proposed security law. laprensalatina.com Paris, Jan 30 (efe-epa).- Thirty-five people were arrested Saturday amid sporadic clashes between police and some 33,000 people who took to the streets of this capital and other French cities to protest against a proposed new security law, authorities said. All but seven of the arrests took place in Paris, where the number of protesters …

Online News Editor (2021-01-30). Koeman: Baràßa not in a position to win lots of things. laprensalatina.com Barcelona, Jan 30 (efe-epa).- Ronald Koeman on Saturday acknowledged that Barcelona was not in a position to win "lots of things" at the moment. The Baràßa head coach was speaking at a press conference a day ahead of the club's league match against Athletic Bilbao. The Catalan side is sat in third place, 10 points …

Online News Editor (2021-01-30). Xiaomi sues US government over blacklist inclusion. laprensalatina.com Shanghai, China, Jan 30 (efe-epa).- Chinese technology firm Xiaomi has filed a lawsuit against the United States' defense and treasury departments over its inclusion on a blacklist of companies with alleged links to the Chinese military. In the move confirmed by Chinese state media Saturday, Xiaomi joins other Chinese technology companies such as ByteDance and …

Grace Livingstone (2021-01-30). Review — Santiago Rising. zcomm.org Review of Santiago Rising, a new film which portrays the recent eruption of protest against inequality in Chile…

Noa Yachot (2021-01-30). Fears Grow that Efforts to Combat US Domestic Terrorism Can Hurt Minorities. zcomm.org Civil rights advocates worry that moves to fight far-right extremism will be used against communities of color and leftwing activists…

Shawn Hattingh (2021-01-30). Broken world, broken people — we need a path to a better future. zcomm.org We have to give people that are rightfully angry a home, but one that is healing and progressive and that not only aims for real democracy, mutual aid, belonging, respect, dignity, tolerance, humility and egalitarianism in the future, but as everyday practice…

Robert Koehler (2021-01-30). Nukes are Illegal. Now What? zcomm.org Let's not forget: We are standing at the edge of global change. I believe what's visible in this fleeting moment is our own evolution…

Pip Hinman (2021-01-30). Fighting for the future of the internet. greenleft.org.au As more of our lives are mediated through social networks and the internet generally, private companies cannot be allowed to dictate the terms on which we all relate to each other, argue Tim Scriven and Aleks Wansbrough.

Pip Hinman (2021-01-30). Save public housing in Glebe. greenleft.org.au More than 100 people protested against the New South Wales government's plan to bulldoze 112 public housing dwellings in Glebe, reports Peter Boyle.

Michael Harris (2021-01-30). Monday 2/1: 2021 National Freedom Day – California State Capitol – US Civil War Grove. indybay.org California State Capitol | South Lawn | US Civil War Grove…

Poor People's Campaign (2021-01-30). Monday 2/1: Call to Action: 100-Day Moral Monday Plan of Action w/ Poor People's Campaign. indybay.org Online via livestream…

Reality (2021-01-30). 48 Causes Of Alzheimer's.. 1st Being Homocysteine In Animal & Fish Flesh. indybay.org Vegan and fruitarian diets are the best protection against Alzheimer's or dementia.

Fight Back (2021-01-30). CTU forces Mayor Lightfoot to back down as Chicago Public Schools continue remote learning. fightbacknews.org Chicago, IL – Students in Chicago Public Schools (CPS) stayed home and learned remotely again on Thursday, January 28. The Chicago Teachers Union (CTU) continued to demand that any return to in-person learning be done in a safe way. Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot had ordered all teachers back to the classroom on Wednesday the 27th but was forced to backtrack and tell parents to keep their kids home again Thursday. | CPS has been demanding that 80% of school staff return in person and has refused to allow accommodations for staff who live in households with people who are in high-risk categories according to the Cen…

reenvia Red Latina sin fronteras (2021-01-30). Saturday 3/20: Festival de Cine en Defensa de la Vida. indybay.org Festival de Cine online: Construyendo Movimientos en Defensa de la Vida…

Andrew Emett (2021-01-30). Former Atlantic City Mayor sentenced to federal prison. nationofchange.org "The mistake that I made is not something that I am proud of. It is something that I'm very ashamed of…I want to apologize to this court for being in front of you when I knew better."

Students Demand Action (2021-01-30). Thursday 2/4: National Gun Violence Survivors Week Summit for Youth Activists. indybay.org Online event…

Fight Back (2021-01-30). Massive protests by farmers in India. fightbacknews.org On January 26, farmers from across India continued their protests against the anti-farmer laws. That day, Republic Day, marked the 71st anniversary of when India's constitution came into effect and is a major state occasion. Two months ago to the day, Indian farmers held the largest protest in human history. Since then, these farmers have protested continuously. | The farmers in India oppose the three bills that would have long-term detrimental effects. Instead of building more APMC mandis (rural markets) that would promote better cooperation between the farmers and government institutions, improve procurem…

Everytown for Gun Safety & partners (2021-01-30). Tuesday 2/2: Gun Violence Survivors Week: Memorializing the Victims of Gun Violence in America. indybay.org Online event…

KQED (2021-01-30). Tuesday 2/2: "The Black Church" Sneak Peek and History of Bay Area Black Churches & Gentrification. indybay.org Online event…

Tiffany Duong (2021-01-30). Air pollution is linked to permanent vision loss, study finds. nationofchange.org University College London researchers hypothesized that air pollution might heighten the risk of developing age-related macular degeneration.

Equity (2021-01-30). 27 National, State And Municipal Priorities. indybay.org Each has his or her own list of priorities. Here is one such…

Leonard C. Goodman (2021-01-30). Why corporate power over American politics was laid bare after the Capitol Hill insurrection. nationofchange.org Don't be fooled that corporations' motives are moral.

Peninsula Open Space Trust (2021-01-30). Tuesday 2/23: Peninsula Open Space Trust's 2021 Virtual Wallace Stegner Lectures – Erin Brockovich. indybay.org Virtual Event…

Robert J. Burrowes (2021-01-30). "Humans Love Violence": Gandhi and the World Economic Forum. globalresearch.ca First published on January 28, 2020 | This incisive article focusses on Mohandas Gandhi's call for non-violence, while underscoring today's instruments of violence —including economic violence— exerted with impunity by the upper echelons of the financial establishment. | Robert J. Burrowes…

Peoples Dispatch (2021-01-30). At least 3,000 civilians were killed in 2020, says Afghan human rights commission. peoplesdispatch.org According to the 2020 annual report of the Afghan Independent Human Rights Commission (AIHRC), over 5,000 civilians were injured. Among those killed in various attacks were 2,958 children and 847 women…

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.

Tina Gerhardt (2021-01-29). Indigenous Leaders and Environmental Activists Are Standing Firm on Their Demands of President Biden. commondreams.org Indigenous groups and environmental activists are also calling on President Biden to stop the Dakota Access Pipeline and Enbridge Line 3. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

2021-01-30: Social Media Postees

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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 | 2021-01-30
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.
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Large "No War on Yemen" Car Caravan and Rallies in San Francisco
R.R. | indybay.org | 2021-01-30
Joining in a worldwide week of action, on January 25 activists in San Francisco demonstrated for an immediate halt to the U.S.-backed Saudi coalition's attack on Yemen. | Photos: Terry Scussel, Pro Bono Photo. Please credit the photographer.
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The COVID-19 Pandemic Can't Be Managed–It Has to Be Eradicated
Sonali Kolhatkar | zcomm.org | 2021-01-30
Americans are unlikely to return to the pre-pandemic normal that Chinese residents now enjoy simply because we are not trying to eliminate the virus like China did…
zcomm.org/znetarticle/the-covid-19-pande…

Biden's climate orders
Tina Landis | zcomm.org | 2021-01-30
The Biden administration's recent executive orders on climate action and environmental protections at first glance may inspire hope. Digging deeper, it becomes evident they lack substance…
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Joe Biden Is the Embodiment of Our Fading Empire
Editor | scheerpost.com | 2021-01-30
Gage Skidmore / CC BY-SA 2.0] By Alfred McCoy / TomDispatch After four years of Donald Trump's fitful tenure, America is awakening from a long, troubled sleep to discover, like the fictional character Rip Van Winkle, that the world it once knew has changed beyond all recognition. In that classic American tale by Washington Irving published in 1819, an amiable but shiftless farmer strolls out of… | Source…
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The U.S. Economy Excels at One Thing: Producing Massive Inequality
Richard D. Wolff | zcomm.org | 2021-01-30
Deepening U.S. inequality flows directly from this capitalist organization of production–its class system…
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Stopping Keystone Pipeline Is First Step Toward Environmental Justice
Tina Gerhardt | zcomm.org | 2021-01-30
Indigenous groups and environmental activists are also calling on President Biden to stop the Dakota Access Pipeline and Enbridge Line 3…
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'I Ain't Marching Anymore'
Frida Berrigan | zcomm.org | 2021-01-30
Chris Lombardi's new book chronicles 260 years of war resistance and conscientious objection…
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Pipeline through Memphis part of long history of Black exploitation
Jeremiah Smith | liberationnews.org | 2021-01-30
Just as previous generations fought back against plantation owners and the racist ruling class of Memphis, Black youth and families are once again getting organized to fight environmental racism.
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Ontario's long-term care sector is in a Grave Humanitarian Crisis
Eds. | mronline.org | 2021-01-30
We are a group of physicians, researchers, and advocates who have come together to express our grave concern for the safety and well-being of Ontarians who reside and work in long-term care (LTC) homes. We call upon the Ontario government to immediately end the violations of peoples' human rights and control the spread of COVID-19 …
mronline.org/2021/01/30/ontarios-long-te…

After 15-year wait, Palestinian elections face new obstacles following law amendments
Adam Khalil | middleeasteye.net | 2021-01-30
After 15-year wait, Palestinian elections face new obstacles following law amendments | Palestinians cast doubt on objective behind recent presidential decrees that might threaten first elections since 2006 | Adam Khalil | Sat, 01/30/2021 – 11: 22 | Hamas chief Ismail Haniyeh (C, front row) and representatives of Palestinian factions gather at the Palestinian embassy in Beirut on 3 September 2020 for video conference…
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After 15-year wait, Palestinian elections face new obstacles following law amendments
Adam Khalil | middleeasteye.net | 2021-01-30
After 15-year wait, Palestinian elections face new obstacles following law amendments | Doubt cast on objective behind recent presidential decrees that might threaten first elections since 2006 | Adam Khalil | Sat, 01/30/2021 – 11: 22 | Hamas chief Ismail Haniyeh (C, front row) and representatives of Palestinian factions gather at the Palestinian embassy in Beirut on 3 September 2020 for video conference talks with Pa…
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Colombia's JEP warns that this January is most violent since 2016
Peoples Dispatch | peoplesdispatch.org | 2021-01-30
As of January 29, 2021, 17 social leaders and 5 ex-combatants of the FARC have been assassinated in Colombia. Additionally, over 21 people have been killed in 8 massacres registered this month…
peoplesdispatch.org/2021/01/30/colombias…

Congress Took on Vital Health Issues in Last Month's Massive Spending Bill
Staff | truthout.org | 2021-01-30
This story also ran on NPR. It can be republished for free. | Late last month, before President Joe Biden took office and proposed his pandemic relief plan, Congress passed a nearly 5,600-page legislative…
truthout.org/articles/congress-took-on-v…

Tuesday 2/9: Pandemic & Civil Unrest Impact on Bay Area Black Churches w/ "The Black Church" Sneak Peek
KQED | indybay.org | 2021-01-30
Online event…
indybay.org/newsitems/2021/01/29/1883966…

Health workers, students and teachers rise up for their rights in Greece
Peoples Dispatch | peoplesdispatch.org | 2021-01-30
Health workers demanded fresh investment in the sector to combat the pandemic while students and teachers opposed the deployment of security forces on university campuses…
peoplesdispatch.org/2021/01/30/health-wo…

The Vaccines, The Plunder, and the Arrival of the Great Reset
Michael Welch | globalresearch.ca | 2021-01-30
"Rebuilding trust and increasing global cooperation are crucial to fostering innovative and bold solutions to stem the pandemic and drive a robust recovery." | — Klaus Schwab, Founder and Executive Chairman of the World Economic Forum [1] | "I don't consider the …
globalresearch.ca/the-vaccines-the-plund…

Ranks of workers receiving unemployment insurance grows in January
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2021-01-30
San José, CA – The broadest measure of unemployment insurance, which includes the regular state unemployment insurance or UI, the federal Pandemic Unemployment Assistance or PUA, the federal Pandemic Emergency Unemployment Compensation or PEUC, as well as the state Extended Benefits or EB rose in the first week of January by 2.3 million people to a total of 18.3 million people. While down from its peak in April, it is still nine times as high as it was a year ago before the recession began, according to the weekly report by the U.S. Department of Labor released on Thursday, January 28. | Part of the bounce in une…
www.fightbacknews.org/2021/1/30/ranks-wo…

Pandemic leads to massive concentration in the marketplace
Grace Blakeley and Thomas Frank | indybay.org | 2021-01-30
indybay.org/newsitems/2021/01/30/1883967…

London's Wigmore Hall leads the way in live-streaming music during the pandemic
wsws.org | 2021-01-30
For more the six months, live chamber music has attracted a growing international audience.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2021/01/30/wigm…

FROM THE FIELD: COVID crisis creates new wave of self-reliance for Tonga
news.un.org | 2021-01-30
Although Tonga, an archipelago in the South Pacific, has so far avoided COVID-19 cases, the pandemic has hit the economy hard along with the entire region, and helped Tongans become more resilient and less reliant on expensive food imports.
news.un.org/feed/view/en/story/2021/01/1…

Nine arrested in San Jose, California anti-eviction protest
WSWS repost | indybay.org | 2021-01-30
In the heart of Silicon Valley, there are 25-30 eviction hearings a week despite the ongoing pandemic and an extended federal moratorium on evictions.
indybay.org/newsitems/2021/01/30/1883967…

Ranks of workers receiving unemployment insurance grows in January
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2021-01-30
San José, CA – The broadest measure of unemployment insurance, which includes the regular state unemployment insurance or UI, the federal Pandemic Unemployment Assistance or PUA, the federal Pandemic Emergency Unemployment Compensation or PEUC, as well as the state Extended Benefits or EB rose in the first week of January by 2.3 million people to a total of 18.3 million people. While down from its peak in April, it is still nine times as high as it was a year ago before the recession began, according to the weekly report by the U.S. Department of Labor released on Thursday, January 28. | Part of the bounce in une…
fightbacknews.org/2021/1/30/ranks-worker…

New Surge of COVID Is Spreading "Like Wildfire" in Illinois Prisons
Staff | truthout.org | 2021-01-30
With COVID-19 raging throughout the United States, there is a growing sense of desperation among people in prison. Pablo Mendoza, who recently got out of prison, said that those inside "are tired of the lockdown." They spend 23.5 hours a day in their cells. They have not had visits from their loved ones for almost a year. | Those who have caught COVID and are believed to be immune get out for yard time. Others are "weighing options," according to Mendoza: "Stay safe, or get the virus so they can get som…
truthout.org/articles/new-surge-of-covid…

Victimized Teacher Speaks Out Against Deadly School Reopening
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2021-01-30
Chicago Democratic Mayor Lori Lightfoot and Chicago Public Schools (CPS) ordered 5,800 teachers to return for in-person instruction at the beginning of January. Teachers who refused to return to in-person learning as the deadly COVID-19 virus raged through Chicago were labeled by the district as "absent without leave." Their pay was docked, and their computer access locked. | The World Socialist Web Site recently interviewed Jake, one of nearly 150 locked-out educators. Jake was a physical education (PE) teacher at a CPS elementary school for five and a half years until recently. He quit the profession after bein…
popularresistance.org/victimized-teacher…

Austrian left demands free availability of mandatory FFP2 masks
Peoples Dispatch | peoplesdispatch.org | 2021-01-30
In the wake of a fresh spike in COVID-19 infections, the Austrian government made it mandatory for people to wear medical-grade FFP2 masks in public transport, hospitals, shops and other establishments from January 25…
peoplesdispatch.org/2021/01/30/austrian-…

Little-Known Federal Volunteer Unit Remains Underutilized for Mass Vaccinations
Staff | truthout.org | 2021-01-30
In theory, Alice Weisz retired in 2016. But in practice, the retired endocrinologist in Virginia Beach has had a busy year. Last January, as Covid-19 reached the U.S., Weisz volunteered to help the local health department field phone calls. By late spring, she was sliding swabs up people's nostrils at drive-through Covid-19 testing sites. | In the fall, Weisz administered flu shots. And earlier this month, she found herself in the vacant ambulance bay of a Virginia Beach emergency medical…
truthout.org/articles/little-known-feder…

The Heat: Leaders address climate and COVID-19 at Davos
Anand Naidoo | america.cgtn.com | 2021-01-30
Climate change, COVID-19 and the impact on the global economy topped this week's agenda at the World Economic Forum. We'll bring you the highlights…
america.cgtn.com/2021/01/30/the-heat-lea…

Kevin McCarthy's United Irresponsible States of America
Mark Fiore | progressive.org | 2021-01-30
Kevin McCarthy's United Irresponsible States of America – a sure sign that the Republican Party still hasn't learned its lesson after a violent insurrection and losing the White House.
progressive.org/dispatches/kevin-mccarth…

B'Tselem's Historic Declaration: Israel's Open War on Its Own Civil Society
Ramzy Baroud | zcomm.org | 2021-01-30
As B'Tselem has succinctly worded it, Israel is a regime of Jewish supremacy "from the Jordan River to the Mediterranean Sea."
zcomm.org/znetarticle/btselems-historic-…

In Turnaround, New Onshore Wind jumps 50% in Germany adding 1.4 Gigs; Sector generates 20% of country's Electricity
Juan Cole | juancole.com | 2021-01-30
By Kerstine Appunn Benjamin Wehrmann | — ( Clean Energy Wire ) — Onshore wind power — the cornerstone of Germany's decarbonisation plans — has suffered from chronically low additional installations in the past years. The industry seems to have achieved a turnaround in 2020, connecting almost 50 percent more turbines to the grid than …
juancole.com/2021/01/turnaround-generate…

Israeli Archeologists find 7th Century Mosque and Evidence of Tolerance in Early Islam at Tiberias
Juan Cole | juancole.com | 2021-01-30
Ann Arbor (Informed Comment) — Israeli archeologists have made two extremely important finds recently that have implications for our image of early Islam. Katia Cytryn-Silverman, an Israeli archeologist at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, has concluded that the remains of a mosque in Tiberias, on the western shores of the Sea of Galilee, is seventh …
juancole.com/2021/01/archeologists-evide…

Parents of Sandy Hook victims: Naming of Marjorie Taylor Greene to education panel an attack on all 'whose loved ones were murdered in mass shootings'
Jake Johnson | nationofchange.org | 2021-01-30
"Giving Representative Greene the platform to spread dangerous dogma only rewards and normalizes this abhorrent behavior, places already vulnerable groups in danger, and further traumatizes survivors."
nationofchange.org/2021/01/30/parents-of…

The failings of our unemployment insurance system are there by design
Martin Hart-Landsberg | mronline.org | 2021-01-30
Our unemployment insurance system has failed the country at a moment of great need. With tens of millions of workers struggling just to pay rent and buy food, Congress was forced to pass two emergency spending bills, providing one-time stimulus payments, special weekly unemployment insurance payments, and temporary unemployment benefits to those not covered by …
mronline.org/2021/01/30/the-failings-of-…

Marquette University staff protest firings
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2021-01-30
Milwaukee, WI – Marquette University staff members and their supporters picketed outside the administration building on January 27 in the biting cold. Marquette University recently announced the firing of nearly 40 longtime staff members, while the university is set to bring in nearly $10 million in federal COVID stimulus money, which was ostensibly passed to help prevent layoffs like this one. | Protest organizers called out the administration, accusing them of lying in order to justify the terminations as COVID-related. Organizers say Marquette administrators have not provided any evidence that job cuts were fi…
fightbacknews.org/2021/1/30/marquette-un…

Marquette University staff protest firings
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2021-01-30
Milwaukee, WI – Marquette University staff members and their supporters picketed outside the administration building on January 27 in the biting cold. Marquette University recently announced the firing of nearly 40 longtime staff members, while the university is set to bring in nearly $10 million in federal COVID stimulus money, which was ostensibly passed to help prevent layoffs like this one. | Protest organizers called out the administration, accusing them of lying in order to justify the terminations as COVID-related. Organizers say Marquette administrators have not provided any evidence that job cuts were fi…
www.fightbacknews.org/2021/1/30/marquett…

'Torturing the English language': Biden accused of twisting the truth with promise his Covid-19 stimulus plan 'finishes the job'
rt.com | 2021-01-30
President Joe Biden is getting criticism from both the left and the right for claiming his American Rescue Plan will help Americans struggling during the pandemic by offering a $2,000 stimulus — an amount also pushed for by Trump. | "$600 is simply not enough when you have to choose between paying your rent and putting food on the table," Biden tweeted on Saturday, referring to the $600 stimulus payment passed in the final weeks of Trump's presidency. | Biden went on to claim his $1.9 billion American Rescue Plan, which he has urged Congress to pass sooner rather than later, "finishes the job of getting…
rt.com/usa/514150-biden-covid19-stimulus…

EU Continues Its Smoke Screen Stunts Towards the UK and Its Own Vaccine Chaos
_____ | strategic-culture.org | 2021-01-30
With the deaths rising in countries like Italy many are wondering if the EU will run out of time to claw back the credibility that the European Commission and Ursula von der Leyen badly needs. | Was it the great Groucho Marx who once said, when asked about whether he was a member of a club, "I wouldn't want to join a club which would accept me as a member"? | Is this perhaps the dilemma now for many member states of the European Union who are beginning to wake up to some harsh realities about the project? Italy, for sure, will be counting its dead and wondering why or how the EU managed to take so long to get aro…
strategic-culture.org/news/2021/01/30/eu…

Rebels invite UN envoys to assess famine in Yemen
yenisafak.com | 2021-01-30
Yemen's Houthi group on Saturday invited envoys of the UN Security Council members to visit the war-torn country to assess the exacerbating humanitarian situation."We call on representatives of the Security Council member-states to visit Yemen to see the catastrophic situation, which has been termed as the world's worst humanitarian catastrophe," Mohammed al-Houthi, a member of the group's Supreme Political Council, said on Twitter.He called on the Council members to "play their humanitarian role to address the famine and the blockade imposed on Yemen".The Houthis blame the Saudi-led coalition for the humanitaria…
yenisafak.com/en/world/rebels-invite-un-…

At least 12 Afghan security personnel dead in Taliban attack
yenisafak.com | 2021-01-30
At least 12 security personnel were killed in a suicide attack claimed by the Taliban in eastern Afghanistan, officials said on Saturday.A Humvee packed with explosives rammed into a checkpoint at a government office in Nangarhar province's Sherzad district, the governor's office said in a statement.Another attack was prevented as security forces intercepted an explosives-laden truck in the area, it added.At least 12 security personnel have died and four more are injured, Ajmal Umar, deputy chairman of the provincial council, told Anadolu Agency.Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid said the insurgents targeted "a…
yenisafak.com/en/world/at-least-12-afgha…

Taliban reject US charges of violating peace accord
yenisafak.com | 2021-01-30
The Taliban in Afghanistan rejected on Friday accusations by the US Pentagon that it has been violating their peace accord and continued to kill Afghan security forces and civilians.The group's spokesman, Zabihullah Mujahed, said in a statement that the Taliban is fully committed to all clauses of the Doha agreement with the US, and has implemented its part in the accord."Implementation of the Doha agreement is the only solution to the ongoing conflict. We also urge the US to fully adhere to the Doha agreement," he said.The Taliban has also urged US President Joe Biden to continue the ongoing peace process initia…
yenisafak.com/en/news/taliban-reject-us-…

At least 8 Afghan security personnel killed in Taliban attack
Online News Editor | laprensalatina.com | 2021-01-30
Kabul, Jan 30 (efe-epa).- At least eight members of the Afghan security forces were killed on Saturday in a Taliban truck bombing against a checkpost in the conflict-ridden eastern province of Nangarhar, officials said. "In this incident, unfortunately eight members of the public civil order forces were martyred" in the attack, which took place in …
laprensalatina.com/at-least-8-afghan-sec…

Algeria starts COVID-19 vaccination campaign
yenisafak.com | 2021-01-30
Algeria has started its vaccination campaign against the coronavirus pandemic on Saturday, according to local media.State-run television aired images of a health worker being vaccinated in the southern Blida province, an epicenter of the COVID-19 virus."Blida was chosen in a symbol move at the start of the vaccination campaign since the province was the first epicenter of the pandemic last March," Health Minister Abderrahmane Benbouzid told a press conference.Jamal Fourar, the head of the anti-virus national committee, said the months-long vaccination campaign aims to vaccinate around 80% of the country's 44 mill…
yenisafak.com/en/life/algeria-starts-cov…

[Editorial] Health and care workers are owed a better future
The Lancet | thelancet.com | 2021-01-30
It has been a traumatic and testing year for the health and care workforce globally. In recognition of their contribution and struggles during the pandemic response, WHO has designated 2021 as the International Year of Health and Care Workers. This campaign highlights the need for investment in health workforce readiness, education, and learning to manage the COVID-19 pandemic, to maintain health services, and to prepare for vaccine roll-outs. A call for action on behalf of the health-care workforce is welcome.
thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PI…(21)00179-3/fulltext?rss=yes

[Comment] Offline: The case for No-COVID
Richard Horton | thelancet.com | 2021-01-30
As many countries continue to struggle with a third wave of COVID-19–Hong Kong is suffering its fourth wave and is contemplating a fifth and sixth–all governments and public health authorities will need to remain open to new ideas for controlling the pandemic. This past week, Ilona Kickbusch, founding director of the Global Health Centre at the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies in Geneva, shared a proposal being widely discussed in Germany. The approach devised by a group of clinicians and academics, which in addition to Kickbusch includes Melanie Brinkmann, Michael Hallek, M…
thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PI…(21)00186-0/fulltext?rss=yes

[Perspectives] Caring intensively: a GP's pandemic journal
Rachel Clarke | thelancet.com | 2021-01-30
"What do we live for, if it is not to make life less difficult to each other?" asks Dorothea Brooke, heroine of one of the greatest Victorian novels, George Eliot's Middlemarch. Her question is simultaneously mundane and profound. It conjures all those discreet and humble acts–a hug, an offer of shelter, a door held open to allow a grandparent to pass–that when knitted together help people feel cared for and make society humane. One senses that, like Dorothea Brooke, author and Edinburgh general practitioner (GP) Gavin Francis would struggle to see the point of a life lived without caring for others.
thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PI…(21)00138-0/fulltext?rss=yes

A year of coronavirus in India, the second worst affected country
Online News Editor | laprensalatina.com | 2021-01-30
By Mikaela Viqueira New Delhi, Jan 30 (efe-epa).- Exactly a year ago from Saturday, India confirmed its first case of the new coronavirus after a student of the University of Wuhan tested positive. Now, more than 10.7 million cases later, the country has finally received a glimmer of hope of putting behind a pandemic which …
laprensalatina.com/a-year-of-coronavirus…

A year of coronavirus in India, the second worst affected country
Online News Editor | laprensalatina.com | 2021-01-30
By Mikaela Viqueira New Delhi, Jan 30 (efe-epa).- Exactly an year ago from Saturday, India confirmed its first case of the new coronavirus after a student of the University of Wuhan tested positive. Now, more than 10.7 million cases later, the country has finally received a glimmer of hope of putting behind a pandemic which …
laprensalatina.com/a-year-of-coronavirus…

Bolivian artists tackle topic of panedmic
Online News Editor | laprensalatina.com | 2021-01-30
La Paz, Jan 30 (EFE).- An exhibition in Bolivia is offering a close look back on the Covid-19 pandemic so far through the medium of contemporary art. The exhibit, Mutaciones y Afecciones #Cuerpos Pandémicos, is hosted at the Spanish Cultural Center in La Paz and showcases eight Bolivian artists who offer a creative look at …
laprensalatina.com/bolivian-artists-tack…

Taiwan's economy grows 3% in 2020 thanks to virus response
Online News Editor | laprensalatina.com | 2021-01-30
Shanghai, China, Jan 30 (efe-epa).- The economy of Taiwan was one of the few in the world to end the first year of the coronavirus pandemic in positive numbers, growing by 2.98 percent over 2020. This official estimate, published Friday night by the General Directorate of Budget, Accounting and Statistics of the Taiwanese government, marks …
laprensalatina.com/taiwans-economy-grows…

Iran authorizes use of Russian COVID-19 vaccine
yenisafak.com | 2021-01-30
Iranian envoy to Moscow Kazem Jalali said Saturday that the second consignment of the Russian vaccine will reach Iran by the end of February.In the second phase, the vaccine will be jointly produced by the two countries, Jalali said, while emphasizing its safety and efficacy.The confirmation first came during Foreign Minister Javad Zarif's visit to Moscow this week, where he said the vaccine has been registered in Iran after approval from the country's health authorities.Produced by Russian Health Ministry's Gamaleya Center, Sputnik V has so far been approved for use in 14 countries even though discussions at the…
yenisafak.com/en/world/iran-authorizes-u…

'About half' of virus cases in Lisbon due to UK variant
yenisafak.com | 2021-01-30
Hospitals in Portugal's capital Lisbon continued overflowing with patients on Friday, with nearly half of the COVID-19 infections in the worst-hit region thought to be caused by the coronavirus variant first detected in the UK.The highly contagious variant is responsible for more than 32% of cases nationwide and almost 50% of all cases confirmed in Lisbon, Portuguese Prime Minister Antonio Costa said on Twitter late Thursday.Citing the same figures, Health Minister Marta Temido said the data may not paint a full picture as it is coming from just one laboratory.Portugal has been under lockdown for two weeks and ha…
yenisafak.com/en/life/about-half-of-viru…

US stocks down 2% with new COVID-19 variant risks
yenisafak.com | 2021-01-30
US stocks closed lower Friday to end the last trading day of January as new variants of the novel coronavirus increased perceived risks of investors for global economic recovery.The Dow Jones fell 620 points, or 2%, to 29,982, while the SP 500 declined 73, or 1.9%, to end at 3,714.The indexes posted their worst weekly plummet since October as they closed below their 50-day moving average for the first time since November.The Nasdaq fell 266 points, or 2%, to end at 13,070 with Twitter, Facebook and Microsoft sliding by 2% each. The tech-heavy index finished the week down 3.5% but was up 1.4% in January.The VIX v…
yenisafak.com/en/economy/us-stocks-down-…

Iran COVID-19 update: 82 deaths, 6,317 cases in 24 hours
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2021-01-30
TEHRAN, Jan. 30 (MNA) — The Iranian Health Ministry has confirmed 6,317 COVID-19 infections and 82 deaths due to the disease in the past 24 hours.
en.mehrnews.com/news/169249/Iran-COVID-1…

'Greatest Crisis Since World War II': EU Struggles With COVID Vaccine Roll-Out Amid Shortages
sputniknews.com | 2021-01-30
Earlier, the European Union slapped restrictions on exports of COVID-19 inoculations outside the bloc amid an escalating vaccine trade war with Great Britain, as Brussels found itself under fire over the slow pace of delivery to the 27 member-states, while post-Brexit UK was making impressive immunisation strides.
sputniknews.com/europe/20210130108192702…

'Mafia-Like EU 'Cocked up Big Time' Over 'Trumpian' Move to Block COVID Jabs From Entering UK
sputniknews.com | 2021-01-30
Earlier, Brussels introduced export controls on COVID-19 vaccines, affecting countries like the UK, US, Canada, and Australia, while temporarily overriding Brexit deal terms enabling goods to flow across the Northern Irish border, only to swiftly backtrack on what was branded by Northern Ireland as an "incredible act of hostility."
sputniknews.com/world/202101301081930522…

[World Report] Health experts slam Bolsonaro's vaccine comments
Joe Parkin Daniels | thelancet.com | 2021-01-30
Brazil has begun COVID-19 vaccinations, but health experts are having to boost confidence following the president's remarks. Joe Parkin Daniels reports.
thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PI…(21)00181-1/fulltext?rss=yes

[Comment] SARS-CoV-2 serosurveys in low-income and middle-income countries
Jean Claude Mugunga, Kartik Tyagi, Daniel Bernal-Serrano, Nidia Correa, Matias Iberico, Frederick Kateera, Fernet Leandre, Megan Murray, Jean Christophe Dimitri Suffrin, Bethany Hedt-Gauthier | thelancet.com | 2021-01-30
Severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) serosurveys provide crucial information on previous SARS-CoV-2 infections in communities.1 These surveys are particularly useful in low-income and middle-income countries (LMICs), where limited testing capacity inhibits the ability to monitor COVID-19 burden through routine care and contact tracing.2…
thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PI…(21)00188-4/fulltext?rss=yes

New York Governor Cuomo Shifts Blame For Nursing Home Scandal to Trump Administration
sputniknews.com | 2021-01-30
Last year, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo faced criticism for his order for nursing homes to accept COVID-19 patients while the facilities were under-equipped. He's now under fire again after a report by the NY Attorney General revealed that the state health department under-counted the number of deaths from COVID-19 in nursing homes by 50 percent.
sputniknews.com/us/202101301081926610-ne…

An ever-growing memorial: Peru's health worker death toll nears 300
Online News Editor | laprensalatina.com | 2021-01-30
Lima, Jan 30 (efe-epa).- A row of almost 300 portraits of healthcare professionals who have died from Covid-19 lines the sidewalk outside the Medical College of Peru in the capital Lima. The memorial was launched in June 2020 with around 45 portraits to pay tribute to those who lost their lives in the campaign against …
laprensalatina.com/an-ever-growing-memor…

Vietnam approves AstraZeneca vaccine amid fresh Covid-19 outbreak
Online News Editor | laprensalatina.com | 2021-01-30
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, Jan 30 (efe-epa).- Vietnam on Saturday announced that it had approved the Covid-19 vaccine developed by British-Swedish firm AstraZeneca, the first to be authorized in the country. It comes amid a sudden new outbreak of the virus, with 34 new cases reported Saturday. AstraZeneca has pledged to supply 30 million …
laprensalatina.com/vietnam-approves-astr…

Israel to provide Palestinian Authority with 5,000 doses of Covid-19 vaccine
Online News Editor | laprensalatina.com | 2021-01-30
Jerusalem, Jan 30 (efe-epa).- Israel is to provide the Palestinian National Authority with 5,000 doses of the coronavirus vaccine. The jabs are designated for the healthcare workers, an Israeli official source told Efe on Saturday. Some of which could be sent to the Gaza Strip. Israel is expected to start delivering the Pfizer-BioNTecH vaccine early …
laprensalatina.com/israel-to-provide-pal…

Covid-19: Iran says locally produced vaccine effective against UK variant
MEE staff | middleeasteye.net | 2021-01-30
Covid-19: Iran says locally produced vaccine effective against UK variant | Meanwhile, Tehran sets new rules requiring travellers from Europe to self-quarantine for two weeks after testing negative upon arrival | MEE staff | Sat, 01/30/2021 – 13: 45 | A health worker in Iran prepares an injection during the first trial phase of a locally made vaccine for the Covid-19 coronavirus disease in Tehran on 29 December 2020 (AFP)…
www.middleeasteye.net/news/covid-19-iran…

Bosnia urges EU to help resolve migrant crisis
yenisafak.com | 2021-01-30
Bosnia and Herzegovina on Friday urged the European Union to be more involved in finding a solution to the migrant crisis in its territory."The whole country should fight against the migrant crisis. Our borders should be strengthened as soon as possible and the entry of immigrants should be prevented. The EU needs to participate more strongly in resolving the migrant crisis in Bosnia and Herzegovina," said Foreign Minister Bisera Turkovic.Turkovic's remarks came after meeting her Greek counterpart Nikos Dendias in the Bosnian capital Sarajevo.Meanwhile, Dendias said that as an EU member, Greece supports Bosnia an…
yenisafak.com/en/news/bosnia-urges-eu-to…

Judges allow US to resume expulsion of unaccompanied minors at border
Online News Editor | laprensalatina.com | 2021-01-30
Los Angeles, US, Jan 29 (efe-epa).- United States officials may resume the expulsion of unaccompanied migrant children entering the country through the southern border without processing them under the usual protocols, a panel of judges in Washington DC ruled Friday. DC Circuit Court Judges Gregory Katsas, Neomi Rao and Justin Walker — all appointees of …
laprensalatina.com/judges-allow-us-to-re…

Big Tech's Gravest Sin? Working With the Security State
_____ | strategic-culture.org | 2021-01-30
Though they claim to champion privacy, companies like Google and Amazon are making a fortune contracting with the government. | By Ivan ELAND | The "de-platforming" of Donald Trump by Twitter, Facebook, and Google-owned YouTube–that is, Big Tech–recently garnered big headlines. Trump's change in status has raised cries among some conservatives of "censorship." Yet a more libertarian view holds that these are private companies that have a right to control their own content, just as private broadcast and print media do. The word "censorship" has been traditionally and more appropriately applied to go…
strategic-culture.org/news/2021/01/30/bi…

Pelosi Greenlights Dem Rep Bush Office Move in Congress After Squabble With GOP Rep Greene
sputniknews.com | 2021-01-30
Division is said to be a major problem for US citizens in recent times, particularly when it comes to polarization between the two main political parties in America – Democratic and Republican, which appeared to further escalate after the deadly 6 January Capitol attack by Trump supporters.
sputniknews.com/us/202101301081926240-pe…

'Like Throwing a Match Into a Tinderbox': Gabbard Slams Pelosi's 'Enemy Within the House' Remark
sputniknews.com | 2021-01-30
Earlier, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi labelled legislators bringing weapons into Congress for their own protection as "the enemy within", as several GOP Representatives revealed that they were armed and prepared to protect themselves during the Capitol Hill riots.
sputniknews.com/us/202101301081929635-li…

Americans Don't Need "Unity" in the Abstract
Paul Jay | theanalysis.news | 2021-01-30
Katrina vanden Heuvel joins Paul Jay to discuss Biden's attempts at bipartisanship and the need for progressives, inside the Democratic Party and the movement outside, to mount massive pressure for real reform.
theanalysis.news/interviews/americans-dont-need-unity-in-the-abstract/

48 Years After Landmark Ruling, Advocates Push to #ReimagineRoe and Build Abortion Justice
Jessica Corbett | indybay.org | 2021-01-30
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.
indybay.org/newsitems/2021/01/29/1883963…

Beauty queen cheerleader sues uni over drunk football fans who 'treated her as a sex object' by 'groping her breasts and buttocks'
rt.com | 2021-01-30
A cheerleader and beauty pageant contestant has reportedly filed a lawsuit against a university in the US, claiming that dancers at football games were "presented as sex objects" to "titillate" men who made advances towards them. | 2019 Miss Nebraska entrant Hayden Richardson is said to have launched a 58-page federal suit against Northwestern University, where she said she had been groped by sozzled fans and alumni during university events and alleged that female cheerleaders had been told by the team's head coach to "mingle" with powerful figures. | After sending in videos of her stunts, Richardson was accep…
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11 US Army troops hospitalized after drinking ANTIFREEZE during field exercise, mistaking it for booze
rt.com | 2021-01-30
Eleven active duty US soldiers are in the hospital after consuming a liquid they believed to be alcohol, but which turned out to be antifreeze, leaving two troops "seriously ill" and requiring intensive care. | The soldiers imbibed the toxic chemical on Thursday while on a 10-day field exercise at Fort Bliss's McGregor Range Complex in Texas, the Army said, adding that they drank the substance thinking it was an "alcoholic beverage." They soon reported feeling sick and were taken to the hospital for treatment. | "All injured personnel remain at William Beaumont Army Medical Center. Two Soldiers remain seriousl…
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'Despicable act': India condemns BEHEADING of Gandhi statue in California (PHOTOS)
rt.com | 2021-01-30
Indian authorities expressed outrage as the statue of Mahatma Gandhi in Davis, California, gifted by the government of India in 2016, has been torn down and vandalized by unknown assailants. | "The Government of India strongly condemns this malicious and despicable act against a universally respected icon of peace and justice," India's Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) said in a statement following pictures of the vandalism being spread on social media. | Unknown persons vandalised statue of Mahatma Gandhi at Centr…
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Publix grocery chain faces boycotts after report claims heiress funded Trump Capitol rally with Alex Jones
rt.com | 2021-01-30
Grocery store chain Publix has found itself the subject of controversy after a new report revealed that the heiress to the firm put thousands into the Donald Trump rally that preceded the US Capitol riot on January 6. | InfoWars founder Alex Jones reportedly arranged for Julie Fancelli, daughter of Publix founder George W. Jenkins, to donate $300,000 to Trump's campaign, with a large portion of those funds going into his controversial rally on January 6. Jones was one of multiple conservative figures who attended and helped organize the rally. | The $300,000 was part of nearly $1 million donated by Fancelli to…
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US imposes federal mask mandate on all forms of public transportation from February 1
rt.com | 2021-01-30
The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has ordered Americans to wear masks on all forms of public transport, including airplanes, trains, and buses. They also must remain masked up in airports and bus terminals. | Starting from February 1, people in the US must wear masks on planes, trains, subways, buses, taxis, ships, and ferries. They must do the same in transportation hubs, including airports, train stations, and bus terminals. | Transportation companies and personnel were instructed to deny service to maskless passengers and to otherwise enforce the new rules. | The CDC said that surgical…
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US shows off nuclear-capable B-52 bombers on Iran's doorstep week after Biden's inauguration (VIDEO)
rt.com | 2021-01-30
The US Air Force has published footage of its B-52 Stratofortress nuclear-capable bombers flying over the Persian Gulf in what was described as a mission showcasing America's "global reach capability." | The mission that saw B-52s flying non-stop from the Barksdale Air Force Base in Louisiana was conducted on Wednesday, just a week after President Joe Biden's inauguration. During their flyover of the Gulf, the American bombers were accompanied by US Navy and US Marines' fighters as well as Saudi Air Force jets. | A video released by the US Army Central Command on Saturday shows at least two bombers in the s…
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'Loud & unmasked': Democratic rep moves office citing 'safety' concerns after accusing GOP upstart Taylor Greene of 'berating' her
rt.com | 2021-01-30
Democratic Rep. Cori Bush said she was forced to move her office for her own safety after Georgia Republican Marjorie Taylor Greene allegedly "berated" her on Capitol Hill, a charge the GOP upstart has emphatically denied. | Bush (Missouri) said in a Friday Twitter post that Taylor Greene and her staff "berated" her "in a hallway" in the Capitol earlier this month, adding "I'm moving my office away from hers for my team's safety." | A maskless Marjorie Taylor Greene & her staff berated me in a hallway. She targeted me & others on social media. | I'm moving my office away from hers for my team's safety. | I've…
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US Navy berates 'destabilizing' Chinese activity as pro-NATO Atlantic Council publishes blueprint for Cold War with Beijing
rt.com | 2021-01-30
The US accused China of ramping up tensions in the South China Sea amid new drills. The statement came shortly after a notorious pro-NATO lobby group published an anonymously-authored proposal for long-term conflict with Beijing. | PACOM (United States Indo-Pacific Command) announced on Friday evening that the Chinese military flights over the past week "at no time" posed any threat to US Navy ships, sailors, or aircraft, according to a statement cited by Reuters. | An official speaking on condition of anonymity said the Chinese warplanes never came within 250 nautical miles (463 km) of the USS Theodore Roosev…
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Billionaire & Mets owner Steve Cohen off Twitter after he helped GameStop-ravaged protege, branded Redditor investors 'jockeys'
rt.com | 2021-01-30
Businessman Steve Cohen appears to have deleted his Twitter account amid uproar over the GameStop short squeeze debacle. The Mets owner's hedge fund drew suspicion after bailing out fellow financiers hit hard by small investors. | Steven Cohen's Point72 Asset Management helped his former protege, Gabriel Plotkin, after the latter's hedge fund Melvin Capital lost billions by betting against video game retailer GameStop. The rug was pulled from under Plotkin by a bunch of small dollar investors coming from a Reddit community called WallStreetBets. | This placed Cohen on the radar of people angry in the aftermath…
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Kosovo to establish diplomatic relations with Israel on 1 February
MEE and agencies | middleeasteye.net | 2021-01-30
Kosovo to establish diplomatic relations with Israel on 1 February | Move may pave way to becoming first Muslim-majority country to open an embassy in Jerusalem | MEE and agencies | Sat, 01/30/2021 – 10: 55 | Kosovo's Minister of Foreign Relations Meliza Haradinaj Stubla described the move as "historic" (Screengrab) | Kosovo and Israel will formally establish diplomatic relations via a virtual ceremony on Mo…
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UAE to grant citizenship to select professional expats in rare Gulf policy
MEE and agencies | middleeasteye.net | 2021-01-30
UAE to grant citizenship to select professional expats in rare Gulf policy | Government says change aims at 'appreciating the talents and competencies' in UAE and 'attracting more bright minds' | MEE and agencies | Sat, 01/30/2021 – 09: 34 | The UAE is home to at least 9.9 million people, with the vast majority being expatriate workers and only 1.4 million Emirati citizens (Reuters) | The United Arab Emirate…
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Protesting Indian farmers begin hunger strike amid fury against Modi
The Canary | thecanary.co | 2021-01-30
Indian farmers and their leaders, spearheading more than two months of protests against new agriculture laws, have started a one-day hunger strike. They're directing their fury at prime minister Narendra Modi and his government. | Strike: | Farmer leaders said the hunger strike will reaffirm the peaceful nature of the protests. It coincides with the death anniversary of independence leader Mahatma Gandhi. | Samyukta Kisan Morcha of United Farmers' Front is one of hundreds of protest leaders taking part in the strike. The United Farmers' Front is a coalition of farmers' unions. Morcha said: The way the gove…
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Plans for a new coal mine undermine the UK's commitment to net zero climate targets
The Canary | thecanary.co | 2021-01-30
Approved plans for a new coal mine in Cumbria will produce more emissions than any of the others currently open in the UK, a climate group has warned. | What priorities?: | The Climate Change Committee (CCC) made the claim in a letter to Communities Secretary Robert Jenrick. It came after Jenrick decided not to call in the plans for an inquiry earlier this month. The new mine, near Whitehaven, will be used to extract coking coal for steel production. It was granted planning permission by Cumbria County Council in October 2020. | CCC chair lord Deben said in a letter to Jenrick that the decision not to cal…
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Open toileting plagues cities in Zimbabwe
yenisafak.com | 2021-01-30
With flies hovering all over the vicinity of the crowded slums of Epworth, an urban settlement approximately 25 kilometers (15.5 miles) east of the Zimbabwean capital Harare, laden plastic paper bags lie scattered on streets and sidewalks, with small children rummaging through garbage and vendors going about their normal business oblivious to the wafting stench of human waste.For 45-year-old Tambudzai Munondo, one of the residents in the slums of Epworth, strangely, they have become used to co-exist with human waste, saying they cannot do anything about it."Most of these homes you see here have no toilets and it'…
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Palestinian family recalls humiliation by Israeli forces
yenisafak.com | 2021-01-30
Members of a Palestinian family revealed shocking details of assault and humiliation by Israeli occupation forces following a raid on their home in the town of Issawiya in occupied East Jerusalem.During the assault which happened at dawn on Thursday, Israeli forces "used electric shocks against the Dari family" as well as "beating, kicking, slapping and cursing", according to testimonies given by family members to the Wadi Hilweh Information Center.The family said Israeli forces stormed their house and brutally assaulted two of their sons, 13-year-old minor Mahad Dari and his 18-year-old brother Muhammad Dari, be…
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China launches new warship for Pakistan
yenisafak.com | 2021-01-30
China launched a second advanced warship built for Pakistan on Saturday.A launch ceremony for the Type-054 Class Frigate was held at Hudong Zhonghua (HZ) Shipyard in Shanghai with senior Chinese and Pakistani naval officials in attendance, said a statement from Pakistan Navy.Fitted with latest "surface, subsurface, and anti-air weapons," the Type-054 frigates will be one of the most technologically advanced surface platforms in Pakistan's naval fleet, it said.The ships have a "range of electronic warfare, air and surface surveillance, and acoustic sensors integrated through a state-of-the-art Combat Management Sy…
yenisafak.com/en/news/china-launches-new…

Despite new Biden administration, US-China friction could remain high
yenisafak.com | 2021-01-30
Chinese-US relations during the Donald Trump years went from bad to worse, but experts believe friction could climb even higher under new President Joe Biden.Besides an ongoing trade war, conflict of interests continue over a range of issues including human rights abuses against China's minority Uighurs, the status of Taiwan, national security legislation in Hong Kong, and military expansion in the South China Sea.Mushahid Hussain Sayed, a Pakistani senator for the capital Islamabad, said there would be no drastic change in the US perception of China as a competitor, but that the new president would like to engag…
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At least 3 killed, 2 surrender in Kashmir encounters
yenisafak.com | 2021-01-30
Three militants were killed and another injured in an encounter in the southern district of Pulwama, according to police in Indian-administered Kashmir.The local police said on Saturday that in another incident two militants allegedly associated with the Hizbul Mujahideen outfit had surrendered to senior officers after an exchange of fire late Friday in the Lelhar village of the Batapora area in the same district.The two separate shootings were the first in Indian-administered Kashmir this year.Earlier, three militants were killed in a brief shootout on Friday evening in the Mandoora village of the Tral area. The…
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Six Syrian civilians dead, 25 hurt in Afrin terror attack
yenisafak.com | 2021-01-30
Some 25 more people were wounded when a vehicle packed with explosives blew up at an industrial site in Afrin district, the sources said.No group has claimed responsibility for the attack yet, but it was likely carried out by the YPG/PKK terror group.Afrin was largely cleared of YPG/PKK terrorists in 2018 through Turkey's anti-terror offensive Operation Olive Branch, but the terror group still has sleeper cells.YPG/PKK terrorists continue to carry out attacks but do not claim responsibility when they end up harming civilians, according to local security sources.The terror group, attacking from Syria's adjacent Ta…
yenisafak.com/en/news/six-syrian-civilia…

Turkey rescues 48 asylum seekers in Aegean
yenisafak.com | 2021-01-30
The Turkish Coast Guard on Saturday rescued at least 48 asylum seekers whose boats were pushed by Greek coastal authorities into Turkish waters in the Aegean Sea, according to security sources.A coast guard team was dispatched to an area off Cesme in the western Izmir province after they learned a group of asylum seekers was stranded on a dinghy, said a source, who asked not to be named due to restrictions on speaking to the media.A total of 19 asylum seekers were brought ashore, the source added.Separately, coast guards rescued 29 asylum seekers on a dinghy in the Dikili district after they asked for help.They w…
yenisafak.com/en/news/turkey-rescues-48-…

Amnesty slams Houthi ban on Yemeni women
yenisafak.com | 2021-01-30
Amnesty International has condemned a Houthi decision banning Yemeni women from working in restaurants, calling it "shameful and discriminatory".In a thread on its Twitter account, the human rights organization said it stands with all Yemeni women "in their fight for their rights"."Institutionalizing discrimination increases oppression on women and impedes the foundation for sustainable and gender-equitable recovery and reconstruction in Yemen," it said.Amnesty stressed that UN efforts to achieve a "peaceful reconciliation" in Yemen are impossible "without safeguarding and protecting women's rights".There was no…
yenisafak.com/en/world/amnesty-slams-hou…

Turkish president meets Guinea-Bissau, Senegal leaders
yenisafak.com | 2021-01-30
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Saturday met with his counterparts from Guinea-Bissau and Senegal in Istanbul.Erdogan's meeting with Guinea Bissau's President Umaro Sissco Embalo and Senegal's President Macky Sall started at 2.00 p.m. [1100GMT].The meeting, which was closed to the press, lasted an hour and a half.
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Turkey 'neutralizes' three YPG/PKK terrorists in N.Syria
yenisafak.com | 2021-01-30
Turkish security forces "neutralized" three YPG/PKK terrorists in northern Syria, in a protected area near Turkey's southern border, the National Defense Ministry announced Saturday.The terrorists were trying to infiltrate the area of Turkey's cross-border anti-terror operations — Peace Spring and Euphrates Shield — to disrupt peace and security in the region, the ministry said on Twitter.Turkish authorities use the word "neutralized" to imply the terrorists in question surrendered or were killed or captured.Since 2016, Turkey has launched a trio of successful anti-terror operations in northern Syria to prevent…
yenisafak.com/en/news/turkey-neutralizes…

Follow measures not to risk 3rd peak in Turkey: Expert
yenisafak.com | 2021-01-30
Dr. Afsin Emre Kayipmaz, a member of Turkey's Coronavirus Scientific Advisory Board, said people should continue to follow measures especially during the winter months and noted there has been an increase in coronavirus infections in Turkey in the past four days.Kayipmaz told Anadolu Agency that lockdown measures in the last couple of months are a major factor in reducing cases and deaths.He said the vaccination process for social immunization in Turkey had already started but it was only performed on a part of the society and urged the country to continue to follow measures for a while until the immunity rate wo…
yenisafak.com/en/life/follow-measures-no…

Houthis hail Italy's block of arms sales to Saudi, UAE
yenisafak.com | 2021-01-30
Yemen's Houthi rebels have welcomed an Italian decision to suspend the sale of arms to Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates (UAE)."Italy's announcement of halting arms sales to the countries that are engaged in an aggression on Yemen is a positive move," rebel spokesman Mohamed Abdel-Salam said on Twitter.He said the move would "contribute to protecting [Yemeni] civilians and support the peace process".On Friday, Italy's Foreign Ministry announced blocking exports of arms to Saudi Arabia and the UAE, following warnings by activists and lawmakers about the use of weapons in violation of human rights in Yemen…
yenisafak.com/en/news/houthis-hail-italy…

Turkish president meets Guinea-Bissau, Senegal leaders
yenisafak.com | 2021-01-30
Erdogan's meeting with Guinea Bissau's President Umaro Sissco Embalo and Senegal's President Macky Sall started at 2.00 p.m. [1100GMT].The meeting, which was closed to the press, lasted an hour and a half.
yenisafak.com/en/news/turkish-president-…

Turkey ratifies agreements with 7 countries
yenisafak.com | 2021-01-30
The Turkish government ratified agreements with seven countries in areas of education, sports, and health, according to information issued in the Official Gazette on Saturday.A visa cooperation deal with Azerbaijan, signed on Feb. 25 last year, was among the approved agreements.It aims to facilitate short-term travel between the two countries and gives citizens a 30-day visa validity period from the date of entry.Turkey's extradition agreement with Kosovo inked on May 31, 2011 was also ratified.The agreement aims to "develop international cooperation in the field of criminal law" and "further ends of justice and…
yenisafak.com/en/news/turkey-ratifies-ag…

Lebanon: Protests break barrier of fear in Tripoli
yenisafak.com | 2021-01-30
Lebanon's Mediterranean city of Tripoli has witnessed days of protests with reports of clashes with security forces after a coronavirus lockdown was imposed in the country.The most violent clash occurred on Thursday night when the city center and the governorate building were torched by angry protesters.The clashes resulted in the death of a 30-year-old demonstrator, Omar Taiba, who was shot in the back, according to health authorities."What is happening in the city is a result of the economic and social conditions caused by the Lebanese state, especially the total lockdown decision due to the coronavirus pandemi…
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Turkey, Russia begin monitoring Karabakh truce
yenisafak.com | 2021-01-30
A joint Turkish and Russian center to monitor a cease-fire deal between Azerbaijan and Armenia has become operational in Upper Karabakh on Saturday.Established in the Merzilli village of the Aghdam region, the center will monitor the implementation of the Russian-brokered agreement which was reached in November after six weeks of intense fighting.Following the Nov. 10 truce, Turkey and Russia signed a memorandum of understanding to set up a joint center to monitor the peace deal on Azerbaijani territories liberated from Armenia's occupation.Azerbaijani Defense Minister Zakir Hasanov, Turkey's Deputy Minister of N…
yenisafak.com/en/news/turkey-russia-begi…

Rohingya relocation: Bangladesh moves 4th group
yenisafak.com | 2021-01-30
Amid constant opposition and concerns by international communities and rights defenders on safety grounds, Bangladesh on Saturday relocated the fourth batch of Rohingya refugees to a remote island in its southern sea, according to official sources.A total of 1,463 members of the persecuted community began the journey to the Bhasan Char island from the country's main port city Chattogram by naval ships."All concrete houses are fully prepared to house the new arrivals. Actually, we are ready to resettle all 100,000 Rohingya at the cluster houses on the island as per the government's initiatives," Commodore Abdullah…
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Texts Reveal Trump Campaign Adviser Helped Plan Rally Leading to Capitol Breach
Staff | truthout.org | 2021-01-30
"Get the budget and vendors breakdown to me and Justin," Caroline Wren wrote to Cindy Chafian, a self-described "constitutional conservative," in a Dec. 28 text message obtained by ProPublica. | Wren was no ordinary event planner. She served as a deputy to Donald Trump Jr.'s girlfriend, Kimberly Guilfoyle, at Trump Victory, a joint presidential fundraising committee during the 2020 campaign. The Justin mentioned in her text was Justin Caporale, a former top aide to first lady Melania Trump…
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Freshman Democrats Plan Resolution Calling for Marjorie Taylor Greene to Resign
Staff | truthout.org | 2021-01-30
While GOP Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene of Georgia faced widespread criticism even before entering Congress this year for supporting conspiracy theories and expressing racist views, in light of reporting this week that she showed support on Facebook for executing prominent Democrats, two House freshmen are demanding her resignation. | Reps. Nikema Wil…
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Persepolis 2-1 Machine Sazi: IPL
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2021-01-30
TEHRAN, Jan. 30 (MNA) — In a match held on Saturday at Azadi Stadium, Persepolis defeated Machine Sazi 2-1 in the Thirteenth week of the Iran Professional League.
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Tehran urges Macron to practice self-control
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2021-01-30
TEHRAN, Jan. 30 (MNA) — The spokesperson of the Iranian foreign ministry urged President Macron to have self-control and avoid taking hasty and ill-considered stances.
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Find the Best Iranian Realtors in Toronto
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2021-01-30
TEHRAN, Jan. 30 (MNA) — Are you looking for a real estate investment in Toronto? Fine! Toronto is one of the best places to do that.
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Iran at forefront of fight against drug-trafficking
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2021-01-30
TEHRAN, Jan. 30 (MNA) — Iran's permanent ambassador to the International Organizations in Vienna said that the Islamic Republic is at the forefront of the fight against drug-trafficking in the international arena.
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Iran, India confer on regional, intl. affairs
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2021-01-30
TEHRAN, Jan. 30 (MNA) — An official with the Indian foreign ministry met and held talks with Iranian Deputy FM Abbas Araghchi about regional and international issues.
en.mehrnews.com/news/169260/Iran-India-c…

Three US museums to host Iranian film 'Careless Crime'
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2021-01-30
TEHRAN, Jan. 30 (MNA) — Iranian film, 'Careless Crime' directed by Shahram Mokri will go on screen in film festivals hosted by three American museums.
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Hashd al-Sha'abi arrests an ISIL leader in N Iraq
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2021-01-30
TEHRAN, Jan. 30 (MNA) — News sources reported that Iraq's Popular Mobilization Units (PMU) forces, known as Hashd al-Sha'abi, managed to arrest a leader of ISIL terrorist organization in northern Iraq.
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Chinese bombers simulates attack on US Navy aircraft carrier
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2021-01-30
TEHRAN, Jan. 30 (MNA) — Following Washington's move to send a navy fleet to the South China Sea, the Chinese bombers simulated an attack on the US Navy aircraft carrier.
en.mehrnews.com/news/169256/Chinese-bomb…

Officials in Chabahar to inaugurate Indian equipment on Sun
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2021-01-30
TEHRAN, Jan. 30 (MNA) — High-ranking Iranian and Indian officials are to inaugurate the received Indian strategic equipment in Chabahar Port on Sunday.
en.mehrnews.com/news/169246/Officials-in…

Bomb blast rocks Afrin in northern Syria
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2021-01-30
TEHRAN, Jan. 30 (MNA) — Media sources reported that a car bomb exploded in the city of Afrin, on the northern outskirts of Aleppo province on Saturday.
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Bitter experience of war must not be repeated in Caucasus
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2021-01-30
TEHRAN, Jan. 30 (MNA) — Iranian Foreign Minister said that the Nakhchivan Autonomous Republic will be very vital for the future of the peaceful Caucasus, underlining that the bitter experience of war must not be repeated in the region.
en.mehrnews.com/news/169254/Bitter-exper…

'The Feast of the Goat' to go on screen at French filmfest
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2021-01-30
TEHRAN, Jan. 30 (MNA) — Iranian short 'The Feast of the Goat' has made it into the competition program of the Meme Pas Peur Film Festival in France.
en.mehrnews.com/news/169257/The-Feast-of…

Tehran not considering any place for Riyadh in JCPOA: MP
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2021-01-30
TEHRAN, Jan. 30 (MNA) — Stating that the JCPOA participants are known, the Spokesperson for the Parliament National Security and Foreign Policy Commission said that Tehran does not consider any place for Riyadh in JCPOA talks.
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US, Russia in 'serious' talks over JCPOA: envoy
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2021-01-30
TEHRAN, Jan. 30 (MNA) — US Ambassador to Moscow John Sullivan told TV Rain in an interview that Washington was carefully considering the issue of returning to the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA).
en.mehrnews.com/news/169258/US-Russia-in…

Iran's export vol. of agri. products up 22% in nine months
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2021-01-30
TEHRAN, Jan. 30 (MNA) — Iran exported 6.1 million tons of agricultural products in the first nine months of the current Iranian calendar year (from March 21 to Dec. 20), showing a 22 and 20 percent growth in terms of volume and value respectively.
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Leader to receive eulogists on Hazrat Zahra birth anniv
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2021-01-30
TEHRAN, Jan. 30 (MNA) — Leader of Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei will receive religious eulogists and panegyrists on Wednesday through an online video conference.
en.mehrnews.com/news/169259/Leader-to-re…

Choghakhor Wetland during winter
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2021-01-30
TEHRAN, Jan. 30 (MNA) — Choghakhor Wetland in Chaharmahal and Bakhtiari province is hosting migratory birds during the winter. Choghakhor is considered as one of the most important habitats for the endemic Zagros pupfish, aka Aphanius vladykovi.
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Banking restrictions to apply to all, not just foreigners
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2021-01-30
TEHRAN, Jan. 30 (MNA) — The Coordinating Council of Banks said in a statement announced that the blocked accounts will be activated as soon as they receive the so-called Shahab code.
en.mehrnews.com/news/169253/Banking-rest…

Big haul of illicit drugs seized in SE Iran
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2021-01-30
TEHRAN, Jan. 30 (MNA) — Commander of the Border Guards of Iran Police announced the success of the border guards of Sistan and Baluchestan province in confiscating a big haul of illicit drugs in southeastern borders of the country.
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FM Zaif's visit to Azerbaijan has strategic importance: Envoy
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2021-01-30
TEHRAN, Jan. 30 (MNA) — Iranian Ambassador to the Republic of Azerbaijan said that visit of Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif to the Republic of Azerbaijan is of strategic importance.
en.mehrnews.com/news/169269/FM-Zaif-s-vi…

16th intl. mining industries exhibition opens in Tehran
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2021-01-30
TEHRAN, Jan. 30 (MNA) — The 16th edition of Iran's International Exhibition of Mine, Mining, Construction Machinery and Related Industries (Iran ConMin) opened in Tehran on Saturday.
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Iran happy with liberation of Karabakh occupied territories
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2021-01-30
TEHRAN, Jan. 30 (MNA) — Iranian FM Zarif said his country is satisfied with the liberation of the occupied territories of Karabakh.
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Iran recent nuclear moves 'not a violation of JCPOA'
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2021-01-30
TEHRAN, Jan. 30 (MNA) — Iranian Ambassador to Spain Hassan Ghashghavi said that the recent move taken by the Islamic Republic of Iran in the nuclear field is its inalienable right not a violation of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA).
en.mehrnews.com/news/169263/Iran-recent-…

[Seminar] Multiple myeloma
Niels W C J van de Donk, Charlotte Pawlyn, Kwee L Yong | thelancet.com | 2021-01-30
Multiple myeloma is the second most common haematological malignancy in high-income countries, and typically starts as asymptomatic precursor conditions–either monoclonal gammopathy of undetermined significance or smouldering multiple myeloma–in which initiating genetic abnormalities, such as hyperdiploidy and translocations involving the immunoglobulin heavy chain, are already present. The introduction of immunomodulatory drugs, proteasome inhibitors, and CD38-targeting antibodies has extended survival, but ultimately the majority of patients will die from their disease, and some from treatment-relat…
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Brits in Spain, a month on from Brexit
Online News Editor | laprensalatina.com | 2021-01-30
Alicante, Spain, Jan 30 (efe-epa).- From apathy to anger, it is a familiar emotional journey for many in Spain's British expatriate community since Brexit became official a month ago. With an estimated 262,000 registered residents, Brits comprise the fourth-largest foreign community in Spain, the majority based in the warm Mediterranean coast, the Balearics or the …
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Safe return or no return
Jaisal Noor | zcomm.org | 2021-01-30
Strikes loom for public schools…
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Fears Grow that Efforts to Combat US Domestic Terrorism Can Hurt Minorities
Noa Yachot | zcomm.org | 2021-01-30
Civil rights advocates worry that moves to fight far-right extremism will be used against communities of color and leftwing activists…
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Review — Santiago Rising
Grace Livingstone | zcomm.org | 2021-01-30
Review of Santiago Rising, a new film which portrays the recent eruption of protest against inequality in Chile…
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"A Step Forward"
Ash-Lee Woodard Henderson | zcomm.org | 2021-01-30
Black Lives Matter Protests Forced Biden to Push Racial Equity, But More Is Needed…
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Broken world, broken people — we need a path to a better future
Shawn Hattingh | zcomm.org | 2021-01-30
We have to give people that are rightfully angry a home, but one that is healing and progressive and that not only aims for real democracy, mutual aid, belonging, respect, dignity, tolerance, humility and egalitarianism in the future, but as everyday practice…
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Nukes are Illegal. Now What?
Robert Koehler | zcomm.org | 2021-01-30
Let's not forget: We are standing at the edge of global change. I believe what's visible in this fleeting moment is our own evolution…
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Supporting Democracy Abroad If It Gives The 'Right' Results
Rod Driver | zcomm.org | 2021-01-30
The double standards of the mainstream US and British media in relation to foreign interference in elections has been particularly obvious since 2016…
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[Correspondence] Frozen shoulder
Georgios Mamarelis, Dimitrios Moris | thelancet.com | 2021-01-30
Amar Rangan and colleagues1 presented their findings from a multicentre, pragmatic, three-arm, superiority randomised controlled trial designed to compare early structured physiotherapy of frozen shoulder with manipulation under anaesthesia and arthroscopic capsular release.1 All options were found to be clinically equivalent; however, there was a higher risk of complications with arthroscopic capsular release than with manipulation under anaesthesia. Manipulation was the most cost-effective option.
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[World Report] Honduras changes constitution to ban abortion
Amy Booth | thelancet.com | 2021-01-30
Abortion is already illegal in Honduras, but the constitutional change makes any future reform almost impossible. Amy Booth reports.
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[Obituary] Adetokunbo Oluwole Lucas
Geoff Watts | thelancet.com | 2021-01-30
Leading expert in global health. He was born in Lagos, Nigeria, on Nov 25, 1931, and died in Ibadan, Nigeria, on Dec 25, 2020, aged 89 years.
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[Correspondence] Managing NSTEMI in older patients
Alberto Cordero, Moisés Rodríguez-Mañero, Vicente Bertomeu-González, Jose R González-Juanatey | thelancet.com | 2021-01-30
With the results of the SENIOR-NSTEMI study, Amit Kaura and colleagues1 conclude that invasive management reduced 3-year mortality by 36% and hospital admissions for heart failure by 33%. These are illustrative results, but some aspects need further discussion.
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[Correspondence] Managing NSTEMI in older patients
Francesco Versaci, Giacomo Frati, Giuseppe Biondi-Zoccai | thelancet.com | 2021-01-30
In the SENIOR-NSTEMI study, Amit Kaura and colleagues1 exploit state-of-the-art statistical approaches including target trial design, propensity score-adjusted regression, and inverse probability of treatment weighting, with the results clearly favouring an invasive management strategy in older patients (‚â•80 years old) with NSTEMI. However, some additional details should be provided by the investigators, to avoid any suspicion of residual confounding factors and strengthen the evidence that the invasive strategy is actually and mechanistically beneficial.
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[Correspondence] Mavacamten for hypertrophic obstructive cardiomyopathy — Authors' reply
Daniel Jacoby, Carolyn Y Ho, Steven J Lester, Andrew Wang, Iacopo Olivotto | thelancet.com | 2021-01-30
We thank Eduard Quintana and colleagues for their Correspondence. The EXPLORER-HCM trial1 is the largest prospective, double-blind, placebo-controlled study ever done in patients with symptomatic obstructive hypertrophic cardiomyopathy. Far from being "unambitious", the study included a vast array of endpoints ranging from objective measurements of performance to gradient reduction and key aspects of quality of life. The primary endpoint was developed following discussions with the US Food and Drug Administration, and was defined as either a 1 ∑5 mL/kg per min or greater increase in peak oxygen consumption (p…
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[World Report] Biden unwinds Trump health-care policies
Susan Jaffe | thelancet.com | 2021-01-30
A Democrat in the White House and a Democratic Congress could bring big changes to US health policy, but challenges remain. Susan Jaffe reports from Washington, DC.
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[Seminar] Biliary tract cancer
Juan W Valle, R Katie Kelley, Bruno Nervi, Do-Youn Oh, Andrew X Zhu | thelancet.com | 2021-01-30
Biliary tract cancers, including intrahepatic, perihilar, and distal cholangiocarcinoma as well as gallbladder cancer, are low-incidence malignancies in most high-income countries, but represent a major health problem in endemic areas; moreover, the incidence of intrahepatic cholangiocarcinoma is rising globally. Surgery is the cornerstone of cure; the optimal approach depends on the anatomical site of the primary tumour and the best outcomes are achieved through management by specialist multidisciplinary teams.
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[Correspondence] Frozen shoulder — Authors' reply
Amar Rangan, Stephen Brealey, Ada Keding, Belen Corbacho | thelancet.com | 2021-01-30
We thank Georgios Mamarelis and Dimitrios Moris for their interest in the UK FROST trial data1. As we reported,1 hydrodilatation was being used in only a few centres when we designed the UK FROST trial, which meant that it was not feasible to include hydrodilatation as a trial intervention. Although we acknowledge that hydrodilatation seems to be used more widely nowadays, the evidence to support its use remains scarce. There is also uncertainty as to what constitutes hydrodilatation because there is considerable variation in how it is delivered.
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[Clinical Picture] Widespread soft tissue calcification in systemic sclerosis, polymyositis, and polyarthritis
Ole Hudowenz, Philipp Klemm, Uwe Lange, Ulf Mueller-Ladner | thelancet.com | 2021-01-30
A 55-year-old woman was admitted to our department with gradual onset of pain in her hands, hips, and knees, which had progressively limited her mobility over the past 6 years. She also reported feeling tired and feverish.
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[Perspectives] Fransisca Handy Agung: improving adolescent health in Indonesia
Udani Samarasekera | thelancet.com | 2021-01-30
Fransisca Handy Agung thinks she was "too serious" as an adolescent growing up in Indonesia. "I was just thinking about how to get to medical school. I wasn't exposed to other parts of life", she recalls. "Adolescents need to have more experiences and exposures that provide them with all the life skills they need", she says. Nonetheless, Agung's early drive and focus are now benefiting her country's younger citizens. Agung is a lecturer in child and adolescent health at the Universitas Pelita Harapan, Tangerang, Banten, Indonesia, a paediatrician at Siloam Hospital, Karawaci, Banten, and the founder of the Indone…
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[Correspondence] Managing NSTEMI in older patients — Authors' reply
Amit Kaura, Jonathan A C Sterne, Adam Trickey, Jamil Mayet | thelancet.com | 2021-01-30
We thank Francesco Versaci and colleagues and Alberto Cordero and colleagues for their comments about our SENIOR-NSTEMI study.1 Versaci and colleagues raise concerns about residual confounding relating to the extent and severity of coronary artery disease, which might have influenced management strategy decisions and patient prognosis. Information regarding the burden of coronary artery disease is usually not known when the clinical decision to manage patients with non-ST elevation myocardial infarction invasively or non-invasively is made.
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[Perspectives] Afraid together
Ken Wu | thelancet.com | 2021-01-30
"I think the neighbours have it." My mum was always conscious of her health. Nevertheless, the anxiety in her voice was jarring. Although we were talking by telephone, I could picture what she looked like. Her usual smile would flatten, transforming her face into an ashen mask. "I am scared. If I get it, I have no one. I am alone."
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[Comment] High burden of postoperative cancer mortality in LMICs
Omolara Aminat Fatiregun, Nwamaka Lasebikan | thelancet.com | 2021-01-30
Low-income and middle-income countries (LMICs) have a large burden of cancer mortality compared with high-income countries, with as many as 70% of global cancer deaths in these regions and a paucity of data to drive cancer policies.1,2 Several factors contribute to this burden, ranging from late presentation of disease to poor access to diagnosis and treatment.2 Access to surgical interventions is reduced in LMICs, and the risk of complications of surgery is high in these regions.3–5 When surgical interventions are available, knowledge about how to avoid complications can be scant.
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[Comment] Vaccines work: a reason for celebration and renewed commitment
Adam L Cohen, Minal K Patel, Thomas Cherian | thelancet.com | 2021-01-30
With policy makers around the world considering how to allocate limited health budgets and individuals considering whether to accept vaccinations for themselves and their children, understanding the impact of vaccination has never been more important to inform those decisions. A modelling study by Xiang Li and colleagues in The Lancet reports that vaccination against ten common vaccine-preventable diseases (VPDs) reduced deaths by nearly half in low-income and middle-income countries between 2000 and 2019.
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[Articles] Estimating the health impact of vaccination against ten pathogens in 98 low-income and middle-income countries from 2000 to 2030: a modelling study
Xiang Li, Christinah Mukandavire, Zulma M Cucunubá, Susy Echeverria Londono, Kaja Abbas, Hannah E Clapham, Mark Jit, Hope L Johnson, Timos Papadopoulos, Emilia Vynnycky, Marc Brisson, Emily D Carter, Andrew Clark, Margaret J de Villiers, Kirsten Eilertson, Matthew J Ferrari, Ivane Gamkrelidze, Katy A M Gaythorpe, Nicholas C Grassly, Timothy B Hallett, Wes Hinsley, Michael L Jackson, Kévin Jean, Andromachi Karachaliou, Petra Klepac, Justin Lessler, Xi Li, Sean M Moore, Shevanthi Nayagam, Duy Manh Nguyen, Homie Razavi, Devin Razavi-Shearer, Stephen Resch, Colin Sanderson, Steven Sweet, Stephen Sy, Yvonne Tam, Hira Tanvir, Quan Minh Tran, Caroline L Trotter, Shaun Truelove, Kevin van Zandvoort, Stéphane Verguet, Neff Walker, Amy Winter, Kim Woodruff, Neil M Ferguson, Tini Garske, Vaccine Impact Modelling Consortium | thelancet.com | 2021-01-30
Increases in vaccine coverage and the introduction of new vaccines into LMICs have had a major impact in reducing mortality. These public health gains are predicted to increase in coming decades if progress in increasing coverage is sustained.
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[Correspondence] Mavacamten for hypertrophic obstructive cardiomyopathy
Eduard Quintana, Pietro Bajona, Patrick O Myers | thelancet.com | 2021-01-30
We read with enthusiasm the results of the EXPLORER-HCM trial reported by Iacopo Olivotto and colleagues.1 These findings bring both hope and uncertainty to patients and will open debates on management in our heart teams.
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By Giving Citizenship to BNO Passport Holders the UK Wants to Be in Sync With the US, Analyst Says
sputniknews.com | 2021-01-30
Earlier this week, China announced that starting 31 January it will no longer recognise the passports of British national overseas citizens. This came shortly after the UK launched its scheme to grant citizenship to up to 3 million of Hong Kong's residents, citing concerns over Beijing's introduction of a National Security Law.
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Hedge Fund Boss, NY Mets Owner Steve Cohen Quits Twitter Amid GameStop Stock Chaos
sputniknews.com | 2021-01-30
Amid the rollercoaster trading earlier in the week, Steve Cohen found himself locked in a Twitter debate with celebrity day trader Dave Portnoy, founder of the sports and pop culture blog Barstool Sports, over the restrictions on trading apps such as Robinhood that were hurting the novice investors behind the ballooning of GameStop's stock value.
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The Big Short-Squeeze: US Hedge Funds Lose $70 Billion in January Betting Stocks Will Fall
sputniknews.com | 2021-01-30
GameStop's stock has jumped nearly 400% in the last business week, with a 70% gain on Friday alone, despite numerous attempts by brokerage firms to limit traders' ability to buy stock in the struggling video game vendor. Paradoxically, this has caused several institutional investors to lose billions for betting against its success.
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'Untreated Schizophrenia': Twitter Explodes Over Rep. Greene's 'Jewish Laser Beam' Conspiracy Theory
sputniknews.com | 2021-01-30
Republican Congressman Marjorie Taylor Greene from Georgia's 14th congressional district, previously came under fire for espousing Qanon conspiracy theories, that the administration of former President Donald Trump was involved in fighting an elite group of Satan-worshippers and child abusers.
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'Pro-Khalistan' Canadian MP Urges Trudeau to Condemn 'Violence' Against Indian Farmers
sputniknews.com | 2021-01-30
Thousands of farmers, mainly from Punjab and Haryana states, have been protesting at Delhi's borders – Singhu, Tikri and Ghazipur since 26 November for revocation of new farms laws, passed in Indian parliament last September. The government has alleged Khalistan supporters have joined the protests.
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'This is a Trailer': Note Found Near Israeli Embassy Blast Site Reportedly Mentions Soleimani
sputniknews.com | 2021-01-30
A little-known terrorist group, Jaish-Ul-Hind, claimed responsibility for Friday's improvised explosive device attack near the Israeli Embassy in New Delhi. At least one Daesh (ISIS)* cell has also reportedly claimed responsibility, and Indian officials are probing possible al-Qaeda involvement. No injuries or fatalities were reported.
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Turkish Plane Headed to Tehran Turns to Baku Amid Reports of Sirens Heard in Iranian Capital
sputniknews.com | 2021-01-30
On Friday, reports emerged that planes were turning away from the King Khalid International Airport in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, with reasons remaining unclear. Later, it was revealed that planes could again land in Riyadh.
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'Massive Corruption and Cover-up': Republicans Urge 'Callous' Cuomo to Resign Over Nursing Home Row
sputniknews.com | 2021-01-30
New York Democratic Governor Andrew Cuomo on Friday dismissed allegations in the NY Attorney General's report alleging that his administration had 'manipulated' the tally of coronavirus-related deaths in local nursing homes, denouncing them as a "political attack" that began with former US President Donald Trump's administration.
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Jaish-ul-Hind Terror Group Allegedly Claims Responsibility for Blast Near Israeli Embassy in Delhi
sputniknews.com | 2021-01-30
On Friday evening, a low-intensity blast took place a few metres away from the Israeli embassy in the Indian capital. According to Delhi Police, nobody was injured in the incident but the windscreens of several vehicles parked nearby were damaged. The blast occurred on the final day of India's 72nd Republic Day celebrations.
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FBI Finds Bomb-Making Manuals Inside Home of US Capitol Rioter – Court Documents
sputniknews.com | 2021-01-30
WASHINGTON (Sputnik) – The FBI found instructions on how to make homemade bombs in the home of a New York man, Dominic Pezzola, who participated in the deadly January 6 attack on the US Capitol, court documents revealed.
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Police Hunting for Details About Iranians Arriving in New Delhi Day After Blast Near Israel Embassy
sputniknews.com | 2021-01-30
On Friday evening, a low-intensity blast took place just several metres away from the Israeli embassy on the pavement in New Delhi. According to the Delhi Police, nobody was injured in the incident but windscreens of at least three cars were damaged.
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Protesting Indian Farmers Observe Day-Long Fast to Mark Anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi's Death
sputniknews.com | 2021-01-30
Thousands of farmers from the north Indian agricultural states oppose three laws; the Farmers' Produce Trade and Commerce (Promotion and Facilitation) Act 2020, the Farmers (Empowerment and Protection) Agreement on Price Assurance and Farm Services Act 2020, and the Essential Commodities (Amendment) Act 2020.
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Mobile Services Suspended for 2 Days at Farmers' Protest Sites Near Delhi as Tensions Soar
sputniknews.com | 2021-01-30
Protesting farmers, mainly from the states of Punjab, Haryana, and Uttar Pradesh have been demanding three controversial farm laws be repealed since November.
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French police arrest 35 at protests against proposed security law
Online News Editor | laprensalatina.com | 2021-01-30
Paris, Jan 30 (efe-epa).- Thirty-five people were arrested Saturday amid sporadic clashes between police and some 33,000 people who took to the streets of this capital and other French cities to protest against a proposed new security law, authorities said. All but seven of the arrests took place in Paris, where the number of protesters …
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Honda, Mazda cut production due to semiconductor shortage
Online News Editor | laprensalatina.com | 2021-01-30
Tokyo, Jan 30 (efe-epa).- Japanese vehicle manufacturer Honda Motor Company is to temporarily suspend production of one of its plants in the country due to the shortage of semiconductors, which has also forced its competitor Mazda Motor Corporation to take similar measures. Honda announced Saturday the closure for five days from the beginning of February …
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Koeman: Baràßa not in a position to win lots of things
Online News Editor | laprensalatina.com | 2021-01-30
Barcelona, Jan 30 (efe-epa).- Ronald Koeman on Saturday acknowledged that Barcelona was not in a position to win "lots of things" at the moment. The Baràßa head coach was speaking at a press conference a day ahead of the club's league match against Athletic Bilbao. The Catalan side is sat in third place, 10 points …
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EU performs U-turn on vaccine controls at Irish-UK border
Online News Editor | laprensalatina.com | 2021-01-30
Brussels, Jan 30 (efe-epa).- The European Union has backed down on its plan to subject vaccine exports to checks on the border between the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland. The European Commission on Friday implemented a mechanism to track the export of vaccines manufactured on EU soil amid a contract dispute with Anglo-Swedish pharmaceutical …
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Myanmar's military to 'respect constitution' amid coup fears
Online News Editor | laprensalatina.com | 2021-01-30
Yangon, Myanmar, Jan 30 (efe-epa).- Myanmar's armed forces on Saturday said they would respect the country's constitution amid mounting concerns the military might attempt a coup. "Since the Tatmadaw (armed forces) is the armed association, it must obey the constitution. Our soldiers must obey and respect the constitution," the military establishment said in a statement. …
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Xiaomi sues US government over blacklist inclusion
Online News Editor | laprensalatina.com | 2021-01-30
Shanghai, China, Jan 30 (efe-epa).- Chinese technology firm Xiaomi has filed a lawsuit against the United States' defense and treasury departments over its inclusion on a blacklist of companies with alleged links to the Chinese military. In the move confirmed by Chinese state media Saturday, Xiaomi joins other Chinese technology companies such as ByteDance and …
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Jay Pfahl, the 'orchidolic' who discovered two new species in 2020
Online News Editor | laprensalatina.com | 2021-01-30
Key West (USA), Jan 30 (efe-epa).- To many familiar with his work, Jay Pfahl is not merely an orchidologist but an "orchidolic" — the specialist cultivates some 4,000 orchids at his home in Key West, Florida. In 2020, he discovered two new species of the flower while scouring the countryside outside the Colombian capital Bogotá, …
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China's first Hualong-1 nuclear reactor begins commercial operation
Online News Editor | laprensalatina.com | 2021-01-30
Shanghai, China, Jan 30 (efe-epa).- China's first nuclear power unit using a third-generation reactor named Hualong-1 began commercial operations Saturday at the Fuqing power plant, state media reported. Fuqing's No. 5 unit in Fujian province is now generating electricity for commercial use after a week's trial, and will pave "the way for mass production and …
laprensalatina.com/chinas-first-hualong-…

Bangladesh transfers further 3,000 Rohingya refugees to remote island
Online News Editor | laprensalatina.com | 2021-01-30
Dhaka, Jan 30 (efe-epa).- Bangladeshi authorities on Saturday completed the transfer of over 3,000 Rohingyas refugees 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 southeast. Mohammad Shamsuddoha, Bangladesh's refugees, relief and repatriation commissioner, told Efe that all refugees scheduled …
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Biden Administration Halts Arms Deals Over Yemen… What's Really Going On?
_____ | strategic-culture.org | 2021-01-30
The bigger concern of Biden and Blinken seems to be damage limitation to America's bloody image, and also doing a big favor for Israel. | Antony Blinken, the newly-appointed US top diplomat, has announced a pause in arms sales to Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates out of apparent concern over American weapons being used in prosecuting the horrendous war in Yemen. | Blinken was confirmed by the Senate for…
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'French Revolution In Finance'
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2021-01-30
The New York Stock Exchange suffered a poor day on Wednesday, with the Dow Jones Industrial Average sinking by more than 600 points. However, for a select few companies, stock values have gone through the roof. | It was thanks, in large part, to a group of amateur stock traders with a vendetta against veteran corporate insider short-sellers betting on a company's failure, with the video game store GameStop taking center stage. Before the drama was over, the company's value had jumped by more than 1,700%, an investment firm had lost billions, and some small-time investors who gambled it all were able to afford som…
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We Should All Be Outraged
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2021-01-30
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. Much will be debated about the origins of the virus and the rapidity of its spread around the world, a transmission that shows how closely interconnected we have become due to modern transportation technology. There is no going backward from the processes that will continue to shrink the globe, bringing us closer and closer together, bringing other viruses and diseases greater and greater host p…
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How The Wet'suwet'en Solidarity Actions Changed Their Lives
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2021-01-30
It was the first week of Kolin Sutherland-Wilson's final semester at the University of Victoria. But he wasn't there. Instead, on a chilly January morning in 2020, he sat alone on the front steps of the British Columbia legislature, dressed warmly and holding signs that called on provincial leaders to stand with the Wet'suwet'en Hereditary Chiefs opposing the Coastal GasLink project in their traditional territory. | For a week, he spent all day on the steps. MLAs and staff who passed by barely glanced at him. | But soon friends, classmates and community members joined him. The growing group took on bigger actions…
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The Trade Union Movement Must Organise Minimum Wage Workers
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2021-01-30
The twenty-first century has seen the Trade Union Movement in Trinidad and Tobago consistently under attack, severely criticized and victimized by the ruling economic and political elites. | The thousands of sugar workers were the first group of organised workers this century to suffer mass retrenchment. This, of course, has had the effect of severely weakening a once powerful union. | The Unions in petroleum and petrochemical industries have seen a steady decline in their workforce Thousands of direct and indirect Petrotrin workers have been thrown on the breadline as have hundreds of workers at Arcelor Mittal a…
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UN Independent Expert: 'This Is How The Human Rights Industry Works'
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2021-01-30
Indeed, a "human rights industry" exists, and many officials of the UN's Office of the High Commissioner [for Human Rights], diplomats, activists from non-governmental organisations, human rights teachers, and, of course, also many "independent experts" and rapporteurs are more or less opportunistic. | These people consider themselves "better" than others, but do not necessarily feel solidarity with the victims of human rights violations. Some of my bosses were models of integrity and professionalism, such as Professor Theo van Boven, Professor Kurt Herndl, Judge Jakob Muller, or High Commissioners Bertrand Ramch…
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Snipers, Landmines, Death: Life On Yemen's Frontline
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2021-01-30
Almost every building is damaged. Dogs bark at anyone walking down the empty streets, and in the distance the sound of children playing in alleyways is interrupted by occasional gunfire. | Carpets are hung between buildings – not to dry, but to protect passersby from snipers. | These are the frontlines of Taiz, a war-wracked city in southern Yemen where terror follows its long-suffering residents. | Most Yemenis have fled the homes that now lie between the pro-government forces and Houthi fighters. But some remain – either refusing to abandon their houses and live in displacement, or simply lacking any alternativ…
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How A US-Backed Coup In Serbia Inspired The DC Insurrection
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2021-01-30
As the Capitol insurrection on January 6 descended into a frenzy of mob violence, a far-right paramilitary group known as the Oath Keepers marched through the sea of rioters and protesters, up the east steps of the Capitol building and into the rotunda. Video from that day shows the Oath Keepers marching in a military formation known as "Ranger File", described by the Associated Press as 'standard operating procedure for a combat team that is "stacking up" to breach a building — instantly recognizable to any U.S. soldier or Marine who served in Iraq and Afghanistan.' | On November 10, 2020, nearly two month…
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ACLU Pressing Biden To Stick To His Promise Of Decarceration
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2021-01-30
The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) is launching a six-figure ad buy featuring both digital and print spots calling for President Biden to adhere to his campaign promise of decreasing the number of incarcerated persons in the country. | Specifically, the ACLU wants Biden to grant clemency to thousands of people who meet certain criteria, something that he could do through executive powers. | "We use criteria that reflect an evolution in our thinking around criminal justice," Cynthia Roseberry, deputy director of the ACLU's justice division, told The Hill. | "For example, calling for those who are now incarc…
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Save public housing in Glebe
Pip Hinman | greenleft.org.au | 2021-01-30
More than 100 people protested against the New South Wales government's plan to bulldoze 112 public housing dwellings in Glebe, reports Peter Boyle.
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Fighting for the future of the internet
Pip Hinman | greenleft.org.au | 2021-01-30
As more of our lives are mediated through social networks and the internet generally, private companies cannot be allowed to dictate the terms on which we all relate to each other, argue Tim Scriven and Aleks Wansbrough.
greenleft.org.au/content/fighting-future…

Gandhian Strategy: Combination of Truth, Sacrifice, Non-Violence and Solidarity
Prof. Sunanda Sharma | globalresearch.ca | 2021-01-30
First published on November 14, 2017. | In Commemoration: The 73d anniversary of the assassination of Mahatma Gandhi on January 30th, 1948 | *** | The Gandhian strategy is the combination of truth, sacrifice, nonviolence, selfless service and cooperation. According to Gandhi one …
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The far-right attempts to seize opening from the 1619 Project
WSWS repost | indybay.org | 2021-01-30
The authors of the 1619 Project and the 1776 Report have more in common than they may care to admit. Both replace class struggle in history with forms of nationalist mythmaking–right-wing black nationalism in the former, and far-right "America First" nationalism in the latter. Both falsify America's revolutionary history in service of the present-day political needs of factions of the ruling class–the 1619 Project for the Democratic Party and its satellites; the 1776 Report for Trump and the Republicans. Neither the 1619 Project nor the 1776 Report can tell much of the actual history of the United Sta…
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Fair Finance: How can the global inequality gap be narrowed?
news.un.org | 2021-01-30
Reducing inequality is one of the UN's flagship goals, but the gulf between rich and poor worldwide, remains persistently high. In the first of a special two-part series on the financial sector this weekend, Hiro Mizuno, the newly-appointed UN Special Envoy on Innovative Finance and Sustainable Investments, explains how the industry can help to create a fairer, more equitable world.
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Monday 2/1: 2021 National Freedom Day – California State Capitol – US Civil War Grove
Michael Harris | indybay.org | 2021-01-30
California State Capitol | South Lawn | US Civil War Grove…
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Massive protests by farmers in India
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2021-01-30
On January 26, farmers from across India continued their protests against the anti-farmer laws. That day, Republic Day, marked the 71st anniversary of when India's constitution came into effect and is a major state occasion. Two months ago to the day, Indian farmers held the largest protest in human history. Since then, these farmers have protested continuously. | The farmers in India oppose the three bills that would have long-term detrimental effects. Instead of building more APMC mandis (rural markets) that would promote better cooperation between the farmers and government institutions, improve procurem…
fightbacknews.org/2021/1/30/massive-prot…

Islamophobia and Amnesia: Why are Major White Supremacist attacks on Mosques quickly Forgotten?
The Conversation | juancole.com | 2021-01-30
By Jasmin Zine | — On Jan. 29, 2017, six Muslim men were shot dead in a Québec City mosque. An armed white nationalist terrorist went on a shooting rampage in the Islamic Cultural Centre in Laval, Québec, just after evening prayers. It remains the worst mass murder in a house of worship in Canada's …
juancole.com/2021/01/islamophobia-suprem…

Former Atlantic City Mayor sentenced to federal prison
Andrew Emett | nationofchange.org | 2021-01-30
"The mistake that I made is not something that I am proud of. It is something that I'm very ashamed of…I want to apologize to this court for being in front of you when I knew better."
nationofchange.org/2021/01/30/former-atl…

Monday 2/1: Call to Action: 100-Day Moral Monday Plan of Action w/ Poor People's Campaign
Poor People's Campaign | indybay.org | 2021-01-30
Online via livestream…
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27 National, State And Municipal Priorities
Equity | indybay.org | 2021-01-30
Each has his or her own list of priorities. Here is one such…
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Air pollution is linked to permanent vision loss, study finds
Tiffany Duong | nationofchange.org | 2021-01-30
University College London researchers hypothesized that air pollution might heighten the risk of developing age-related macular degeneration.
nationofchange.org/2021/01/30/air-pollut…

Why corporate power over American politics was laid bare after the Capitol Hill insurrection
Leonard C. Goodman | nationofchange.org | 2021-01-30
Don't be fooled that corporations' motives are moral.
nationofchange.org/2021/01/30/why-corpor…

Tuesday 2/23: Peninsula Open Space Trust's 2021 Virtual Wallace Stegner Lectures – Erin Brockovich
Peninsula Open Space Trust | indybay.org | 2021-01-30
Virtual Event…
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The Situation is Hopeless, Just Hopeless
Mallory Wournos | dissidentvoice.org | 2021-01-30
Soon people will be coming here to make documentaries about how we've been forgotten, about how nothing has been done. — survivor of the Brumadinho dam collapse Some call them 'mountains of doom.' Dotting the landscape of once-green Wales to this day are the stygian slag heaps resulting from centuries-old collieries, mammoth piles of debris …
dissidentvoice.org/2021/01/the-situation…

Theodore Funguy Crashed!
Karen Kaplan | indybay.org | 2021-01-30
Theodore Lorek died from electric bike accident.
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In Turnaround, New Onshore Wind jumps 50% in Germany adding 1.4 Gigs; Sector generates 20% of country's Electricity
Clean Energy Wire | juancole.com | 2021-01-30
By Kerstine Appunn Benjamin Wehrmann | — ( Clean Energy Wire ) — Onshore wind power — the cornerstone of Germany's decarbonisation plans — has suffered from chronically low additional installations in the past years. The industry seems to have achieved a turnaround in 2020, connecting almost 50 percent more turbines to the grid than …
juancole.com/2021/01/turnaround-generate…

Tuesday 2/2: Gun Violence Survivors Week: Memorializing the Victims of Gun Violence in America
Everytown for Gun Safety & partners | indybay.org | 2021-01-30
Online event…
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