Daily Archives: February 2, 2021

2021-02-02: News Headlines

Wachterman MW, Sommers BD. (2021-02-02). Dying Poor in the US—Disparities in End-of-Life Care. jamanetwork.com The coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic has focused attention on stark disparities in the US, with higher rates of infections and deaths among lower-income populations and communities of color. Illness and death rates are not the only sources of health inequity in this country. There are also substantial differences in the care that patients with serious illnesses receive near the end of life that are based on race or socioeconomic status. Although pandemic-related efforts to improve equity rightfully focus on preventing death, in this and numerous other contexts, policy makers and clinicians should also…

Vijay Prashad (2021-02-02). Outrage Is Not a Strong Enough Word. socialistproject.ca 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 …

Staff (2021-02-02). Latinx COVID Deaths Soar 1,000% in Los Angeles as Communities of Color Lag Behind in Vaccine Rollout. democracynow.org Throughout the coronavirus pandemic, Black and Latinx people in the United States have died at higher rates, and new data shows that they are getting vaccinated at much lower rates than white people. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports more than 60% of those vaccinated were white, while just 11.5% were Latinx, 6% were Asian, and just over 5% were Black. The CDC data is based on details gathered during the first month of the U.S. vaccination campaign that saw nearly 13 million Americans get a shot, though race and ethnicity was only known for about half of the recipients. Black and Latinx people…

Staff (2021-02-02). Latinx COVID Deaths Rise by 1,000 Percent in Los Angeles as Vaccine Rollout Lags. truthout.org Throughout the coronavirus pandemic, Black and Latinx people in the United States have died at higher rates, and new data shows that they are getting vaccinated at much lower rates than white people. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports more than 60% of those vaccinated were white, while just 11.5% were Latinx, 6% were Asian, and just over 5% were Black. The CDC data is based on details gathered during the first month of the U.S. vaccination campaign that saw nearly 13 million…

Caitlin Johnstone (2021-02-02). Everything About The Biden Administration Is Fake. thealtworld.com A new exclusive from The Daily Beast titled " "While it's a relief to see briefings return, particularly with a commitment to factual information, the press can't really do its job in the briefing room if the White House is picking and choosing the questions they want," one White House correspondent told The Daily Beast. "That's not real…

James O'Neill (2021-02-02). The Biden Government Running True to Form. dissidentvoice.org The least surprising news item in the past week was that the United States government under President Biden had decided that American troops would after all, despite Ex- President Trump's order, remain in Afghanistan. This breaks an agreement that had been reached by the Trump administration and the Taliban that US troops would all be …

Jack Rasmus (2021-02-02). Gamestop and the Game That Never Stops! counterpunch.org This past week a video game company in trouble, Gamestop, became the center of media attention. Day traders had driven up the company's stock price by thousands of percent in just one day. The mainstream media narrative was the 'small guy' investor challenged the big boys of finance who had bet Gamestop stock price would

MEE staff (2021-02-02). Palestinian political activist and analyst Abdel Sattar Qassem dies of Covid-19. middleeasteye.net Palestinian political activist and analyst Abdel Sattar Qassem dies of Covid-19 | Qassem, 72, had announced in January that he would be running as an independent candidate for the presidency in the upcoming Palestinian election | Tue, 02/02/2021 – 11: 33 | Qassem was born in the village of Deir al-Ghusun in 1948, in the present-day occupied West Bank (social media) | Prominent Palestinian academic and politica…

Staff (2021-02-02). Russia's Sputnik V Is Found to Be 91.6% Effective, Providing Boost for Global Vaccination Effort. democracynow.org Russia has been one of the countries hardest hit by the pandemic, recording about 73,000 deaths and over 3.8 million infections over the past year. Meanwhile, there is widespread skepticism over the domestically developed Sputnik V vaccine, with many Russians reluctant to get the shot. Now a peer-reviewed study published in the respected Lancet medical journal has confirmed the vaccine's 91.6% efficacy, as developers of the shot have long maintained. "That's good news for the developers of the vaccine in Russia. That's good news for Russia writ large, which certainly has plenty of geopolitical ambitions surroundi…

Mehrotra A, Bhatia R, Snoswell CL. (2021-02-02). Paying for Telemedicine After the Pandemic. jamanetwork.com This Viewpoint discusses the importance of value as policy makers consider the role of telemedicine for the remainder of and following the COVID-19 pandemic, and how to calibrate payment for services to that value in a likely expansion of video and audio-only visits.

Herzer KR, Pronovost PJ. (2021-02-02). Ensuring Quality in the Era of Virtual Care. jamanetwork.com This Viewpoint discusses residual questions about virtual health care as a substitute for in-person visits during the COVID-19 pandemic and proposes principles of safety, effectiveness, efficiency, patient-centeredness, and equitability to guide the growth of telehealth care in the future.

Cheung M. (2021-02-02). I Dream of Animals During the Pandemic. jamanetwork.com I find a lobster in the swimming pool. It looks me in the eye, the way people do when they don't want to, and with its voice like glass, says, Your grandmother is dying again.

Peter Koenig (2021-02-02). The Coronavirus Vaccine: The Real Danger is "Agenda ID2020" globalresearch.ca WHO has most likely received orders from "above", from those people who also manage Trump and the "leaders" (sic) of the EU, European Union. The final decision to go ahead NOW with COVID-19 pandemic, was taken in January 2020 at the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos – behind very much closed doors.

Zoltan Grossman (2021-02-02). The Resilience Doctrine: How Disasters Can Encourage Social Change. counterpunch.org Part 2 of a 4-part Primer on Disaster Collectivism in the Climate and Pandemic Crises. Disasters sometimes have a way of focusing public attention on basic human needs and long-term ecological survival. According to the Shareable network, survival is not even possible without a "sharing transformation," or "a movement of movements emerging from the grassroots up

Alistair Ryder (2021-02-02). The March of COVID-19. progressive.org Two new documentaries show the pandemic through the eyes of frontline health care workers.

Lily Galili (2021-02-02). Covid-19: Netanyahu basks in vaccine success as Israelis suffer his pandemic failures. middleeasteye.net Covid-19: Netanyahu basks in vaccine success as Israelis suffer his pandemic failures | Coronavirus is running amok in Israel, but the prime minister won't let you hear it as he embarks on yet another election campaign | Tue, 02/02/2021 – 14: 22 | Benjamin Netanyahu receives a Covid-19 vaccine injection at the Sheba Medical Center in Tel Aviv (Reuters) | Muslims pray five times a day; observant Jews thre…

Fight Back (2021-02-02). Amazon warehouse workers in Bessemer, Alabama to hold historic union vote. fightbacknews.org Bessemer, AL – It has been less than one year since Amazon opened its new warehouse in Bessemer, Alabama and already the workers there have been fighting to join the Retail Wholesale and Department Store Union (RWDSU). More than 2000 workers at the Bessemer warehouse have already signed union cards and submitted them to the National Labor Relations Board, which in turn has authorized a union election to take place beginning on February 8. | Since the beginning of the pandemic, Amazon has dramatically increased in size and now employs more than 1.2 million workers, which is up more than 50% from one year earlier.

Thomas Klikauer (2021-02-02). The Risk of Capitalism. zcomm.org Lloyds is an organization generally not exposed to the danger of harboring socialist or radical environmentalist thoughts. Yet, its factual evidence contradicts virtually all key elements of neoliberalism's belief system…

Freedom Socialist Party Bay Area (2021-02-02). Wednesday 2/10: The United Front: Concept, Practice, & Historical Lessons. indybay.org Zoom (Follow link in description to register)…

WSWS (2021-02-02). Defend Boƒüaziàßi University students against police state repression! wsws.org The Socialist Equality Group in Turkey condemns the police attacks and detention of more than 150 students yesterday at Boƒüaziàßi University and in ƒ∞zmir.

Binoy Kampmark (2021-02-02). Cowardly History: Australia Day and Invasion. dissidentvoice.org It's the sort of stuff that should have been sorted years ago in Australia: a murderous, frontier society ill disposed to the indigenous populace; the creation of a convict colony that was itself an act of invasion rather than settlement; the theft of land and its rapacious plunder. Even some of the rough colonists were …

Eugene E Ruyle (2021-02-02). Sunday 2/7: Dope + Capitalism = Genocide. indybay.org Zoom Meeting | LOG-IN INFO AT ICSSMARX.ORG

Colburn JL. (2021-02-02). The In-between—a Forever Altered Life and Uncertain Future. jamanetwork.com In this narrative medicine essay, a geriatrician memory of a neuroradiology fellow's words of calm when breaking the news that her 8-year-old daughter had a brain tumor often bubbles up years later when she breaks bad news to patients with COVID who are without the support of friends or family.

Rafael Figueroa (2021-02-02). SHELBY COUNTYHEALTH DEPARTMENT TO INTRODUCE TEXT CONTACT TRACING SHELBY COUNTY, TN. laprensalatina.com SHELBY COUNTY, TN (SCHD) — In order to perform more efficient and effective contact investigations for COVID-19, the Shelby County Health Department will launch an innovative, technological approach to contact tracing. The Shelby County Health Department will launch case notification by text message to the public beginning Tuesday, February 2, 2021.While case investigations will continue …

Mark Gruenberg (2021-02-02). Mine Workers hail order for emergency anti-coronavirus standard. peoplesworld.org &nbsp…

The Conversation (2021-02-02). Israel faces legal — and practical — obligations for including Palestinians in vaccine success. juancole.com By Yara M. Asi | — As nations scramble to vaccinate populations against COVID-19, one country has been ahead of the rest: Israel. By late January, Israel had vaccinated more than 30% of its population — more than double or triple the rate of other high-income states like the U.S., the U.K., France and Germany. …

imperial.ac.uk (2021-02-02). US Covid resurgence driven by younger adults. imperial.ac.uk As of October 2020, individuals aged 20-49 were the only groups sustaining COVID-19 transmission with reproduction numbers well above 1 in the US.

Johanna Kichton (2021-02-02). People's Action Announces New Deep Canvass Campaign for COVID Relief. peoplesaction.org After Deep Canvass Successes in Presidential Election and Georgia Runoffs, People's Action to Engage People Around Recurring Cash Payments in West Virginia, Arizona, and Missouri Contact: Johanna Kichton, 240.206.1145, press@peoplesaction.org WASHINGTON, D.C.—People's Action today announced a new deep canvassing campaign to help secure recurring cash payments in the next COVID relief bill. People's Action will …

Staff (2021-02-02). Long-Haul COVID Cases Could Bring New Understanding of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. truthout.org Four weeks after San Diego pediatric nurse Jennifer Minhas fell ill with covid-19 last March, her cough and fever had resolved, but new symptoms had emerged: chest pain, an elevated heart rate and crushing fatigue. Her primary care physician told her she was just anxious, and that none of her other covid patients had those issues. "That wasn't what I needed to hear," Minhas said. | At times, she's been too exhausted to hold up her head. "I was kind of a zombie for months, shuffling around…

Dr. Robert Kluger (2021-02-02). German Doctors Letter to Chancellor Merkel, Put an End to the Covid "Fear Machine" globalresearch.ca This article was originally published on November 8. | Dear Chancellor Dr. Merkel, | We, the signatories, are doctors from all areas of healthcare, who have been serving people in practices and clinics for decades. During this time, we have witnessed more …

Lola Loustaunan (2021-02-02). Fighting the "Immigrant Threat" indybay.org Milkman shows how the flux of low-wage immigrants into the U.S. workforce in recent decades is "not the cause either of the massive economic restructuring that began in the 1970s or the accompanying growth of economic inequality and labor degradation," but precisely a consequence of these developments.

Juan Cole (2021-02-02). Biden's Green Energy Plans are just Market Wisdom: Norway's Investment Fund just Dumped $6 Bn. in Oil Stocks. juancole.com Ann Arbor (Informed Comment) — Some have questioned how realistic Biden's plans are to move the US rapidly off fossil fuels. In fact, it is the fossil fuels that are unrealistic. Burning petroleum and coal are bad for everyone's health and destined to make earth swelteringly hot, with lots of climate catastrophes and extreme weather. …

rbypcck (2021-02-02). Atmospheric pollution relevant to asylum claim, holds French court. ukhumanrightsblog.com On 18 December of last year, a judgment was handed down by the cour administrative d'appel à Bordeaux (the appeals court of the administrative court of Bordeaux) which, until quite recently, went under the international radar. In a landmark judgment, the Court ruled that the respondent, an asylum seeker from Bangladesh ('Mr A'), could not …

David Rovics (2021-02-02). November 17th, 1973 and the Legacy of State Terror. counterpunch.org In a prison hospital in Athens, Greece, a man named Dimitris Koufontinas lies unconscious most of the time. Almost a month into a water-only hunger strike, one of his tremendously weakened organs could fail, and he could die at any moment. As always, there's a lot happening in the world. Ongoing wars between countries, civil

Ragip Soylu (2021-02-02). Turkey held talks with UK to purchase aircraft carrier. middleeasteye.net Turkey held talks with UK to purchase aircraft carrier | Britain last year offered to help Ankara locally produce vessel after declining to sell one | Tue, 02/02/2021 – 13: 55 | Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan launches a locally produced Turkish warship into the water in Istanbul, Turkey on 23 January 2021 (Turkish Presidency) | The Turkish government held consultations with the UK to procure a new or s…

Steve Sweeney (2021-02-02). 'Slow-motion genocide': West Papuan liberation leader describes Indonesian occupation. peoplesworld.org This article was first published in Morning Star on Jan. 29, 2021. It has been an incredible journey for exiled West Papuan leader Benny Wenda. From a childhood spent living in poverty in the mountains where he witnessed his auntie being raped by Indonesian soldiers to a daring escape from prison in 2002, his "long …

Armin Rosen (2021-02-02). Regime Journalists Mobilize to Ban Competition. And Your Free Speech. anti-empire.com "Like many of the other proponents of controlled speech mentioned here, Bazelon's writing has a detectable winking quality to it: Don't worry, dear reader, YOU'RE not the one who's going to be censored. THEY are. In fact, the censorship, so-called, won't even be that bad. You'll hardly notice it." | "One thing that people might not immediately recognize when they hear scary-sounding words like "censorship" is that the act of controlling other people's speech can be gratifying, a psychic net-positive for those who dream of a purified information space."The new enemy is no longer "disinformation" but "misinformatio…

John Siener (2021-02-02). Working Class Dismissed. realprogressives.org

| Our representation, | Is all grandiose presentation, | A premeditated conjuration, | Of the celebrity encapsulation we crave, | We cave, | When our Yaaas Kweens are trending, | Pandering, pretending, | As the resistance is suspending, | The insistence on breaking the system, | Cools to bending | Persistence on equality, pending, | As sleepy privi-liberals get back to sending, | For brunch. | Our cries for an uprising, | Now muffled by mimosa glasses, | Increasingly silenced as…

Edward Yudelovich (2021-02-02). Revoke police license to kill disabled people! workers.org People with untreated mental illness are 16 times more likely to be killed during a police encounter than other civilians approached or stopped by law enforcement, according to a study released December 2015 by the Treatment Advocacy Center. Disability rights journalist David M. Perry, whose son has Down syndrome, documented . . . |

H.I. Sutton (2021-02-02). China's New Aircraft Carrier Killer Is World's Largest Air-Launched Missile. anti-empire.com Navies are racing to develop hypersonic missiles which may change the pace of naval warfare. Russia will deploy the Zircon hypersonic missile aboard warships and submarines. The US Navy has started down the path of the common hypersonic glide body (c-HGB) for its destroyers. Meanwhile China's latest hypersonic weapon is something completely different; it is air launched. | The massive new missile, labelled CH-AS-X-13, is probably the largest air-launched missile in the world. | The missile was first reported by Ankit Panda, the Stanton Senior Fellow at the Nuclear Policy Program, Carnegie Endowment for Internatio…

Monica Moorehead (2021-02-02). An appreciation of the magnificent Cicely Tyson. workers.org Harriet Tubman in "A Woman Called Moses," "The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman," as Coretta Scott King in "King," Rebecca in "Sounder" and the mother of Rosa Parks in "The Rosa Parks Story" — these are just some of the roles and movies that the great Cicely Tyson either portrayed . . . |

Eds. (2021-02-02). 'Who ended the Holocaust?'. mronline.org The 2014 coup is now called with masterly irony in Wikipedia "The Revolution of Dignity." That is a Big Lie even Josef Goebbels would have envied.

Staff (2021-02-02). Small Amounts of All Drugs Are Now Decriminalized in Oregon. truthout.org In what justice advocates celebrated as a major shift away from the devastating and failed policies of the nation's so-called "war on drugs," Oregon on Monday officially became the first state to decriminalize possession of small amounts of all drugs with a new policy that also aims to boost access various related services. | Oregon voters

John Bachtell (2021-02-02). "We're in a national emergency," President Biden says. peoplesworld.org "We're in a national emergency. We need to act like we're in a national emergency." President Biden declared on Jan. 22. As he signed a flurry of sweeping executive orders. "Families are going hungry. People are at risk of being evicted." The orders increase the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), school lunch assistance, require federal …

IMEMC & Agencies (2021-02-02). PNN: "UNRWA anticipates US resumption of financial support " imemc.org January 31, 2021 (PNN) — UNRWA spokesperson Sami Mushasha'a expected, within days, that the United States of America will announce the official return of the financial donation to the agency, which was the largest donor until 2017, at $ 360 million, which is a quarter of the agency's budget. In an interview with "Voice of …

Mark Gruenberg (2021-02-02). Catholic panel wrestles with gap between Biden, bishops on sexuality issues. peoplesworld.org WASHINGTON—When it comes to comprehensive immigration reform, combatting climate change, tackling endemic racism, and closing the yawning gap between the rich and the rest of us, the nation's Catholic bishops, its president who is a practicing Catholic, Joe Biden, and Pope Francis I are all on the same page. So are Biden, the bishops, and …

Dianne Mathiowetz (2021-02-02). Capitalist greed kills six poultry workers in Georgia. workers.org Atlanta, Ga. Jan. 31 — Prior to Jan. 28, most of us were likely unaware of the death-rendering results of exposure to liquid nitrogen, including the low-wage workers at Foundation Food Group in Gainesville, Ga. It is used in food processing plants across the country to rapidly freeze products for . . . |

Peoples Dispatch (2021-02-02). 'Cancel The Rents': People across the US mobilize calling for housing relief. peoplesdispatch.org The Party for Socialism and Liberation organized a three-day nationwide campaign with demonstrations in 30 different locations calling for government intervention in the spiraling housing crisis…

NDR (2021-02-02). Facility for 'Quarantine Objectors' in Germany Ready for Inmates. anti-empire.com Machine translated from German | Today is the official start, but so far the rooms have not been used. Until Friday afternoon it was not foreseeable that the districts would already make use of the accommodation, said a spokeswoman for the district assembly. In the building on the grounds of the Moltsfelde juvenile detention center in Neumàºnster, there is space for up to six quarantine objectors. The cells are each twelve square meters in size and the facility is closed from the outside. The operator is the Segeberg district and makes them available to the other districts and independent cities. | Housi…

tfaadmin (2021-02-02). Sue Severin Presente! taskforceamericas.org Sue Severin was a model militant and an inspiration. She was a longtime board member of the Task Force on the Americas and passed at the age of 83 on November 17, 2020. She was at times a scholar, an activist, an educator, a devoted mother, a political campaign manager, a dedicated walker and talker,…

Ali Salam (2021-02-02). Israeli Forces Demolish Residential Tents in the Northern Jordan Valley. imemc.org Israeli occupation soldiers, on Monday, dismantled residential tents and agricultural structures, and seized a vehicle in the northern Jordan Valley, Quds News Network has reported. Israeli forces stormed the northern occupied West Bank village of Khirbet Humsa al-Fouqa, sealing off the area, before demolishing Palestinian-owned residential tents and farming structures, according to QNN correspondent. He …

George Wuerthner (2021-02-02). Putting Our Public Forests into Carbon Reserves. counterpunch.org The Biden Administration supports protecting 30% of US lands by 2030 or what is termed the 30 x 30 proposal. One of the best ways to meet that 30 by 30 goals would be to put all national forests and BLM lands off-limits to logging. Not only does this help to move the country closer

Phelan Acheson (2021-02-02). PHAD: A MMT Solution to Homelessness. realprogressives.org Do you know of the constitutional power of 'eminent domain'? | From

Anand Naidoo (2021-02-02). The Heat: Myanmar military takeover. america.cgtn.com The military in Myanmar takes over after detaining Aung San Suu Kyi and other democratically elected leaders.

The Babylon Bee (2021-02-02). Scientists Predict Humans Will Simply Be Giant Rolling Balls of Masks by 2024. anti-empire.com Experts are now predicting that humans will make a giant evolutionary leap forward in the next few years, moving from walking around on two legs to rolling around in a giant ball of masks, thanks to ever-evolving mask guidelines. | "At the current rate of mask growth, humans will evolve to just be rolling around in a giant ball of them within three years," said evolutionary biologist Bob Carson III. "As the mask arms race accelerates, we're already seeing humans wearing three, four, five, six, even seven masks. Projecting that rate out, assuming logarithmic growth — let's see, carry the one… yep. We're all…

Amiad Horowitz (2021-02-02). Vietnamese Communists close their 13th National Congress. peoplesworld.org The Communist Party of Vietnam has ended its 13th National Congress. The National Congress which is the highest governing body of the CPV meets every five years to decide on a direction for the country and to elect new party leadership. Among the more important decisions to come out of the 13th Congress was the …

Tom Engelhardt (2021-02-02). The Imperial Presidency Comes Home to Roost. counterpunch.org Joe Biden's got a problem — and so do I. And so, in fact, do we. At 76 years old, you'd think I'd experienced it all when it comes to this country and its presidencies. Or most of it, anyway. I've been around since Franklin D. Roosevelt was president. Born on July 20, 1944, I'm a little "young" to remember him, though I was a war baby in an era when Congress still sometimes declared war before America made it.

Staff (2021-02-02). Illinois May Be First State to Eliminate Money Bail, But the Fight Isn't Over. truthout.org On January 13, the Illinois legislature passed the Once fully implemented in 2023, the Pretrial Fairness Act will make Illinois's pretrial syste…

Fred Goodall (2021-02-02). Black coordinators establish Super Bowl history in Tampa Bay. peoplesworld.org TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Diversity matters to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, the first team to reach the Super Bowl with a trio of Black assistant coaches serving as coordinators. Byron Leftwich calls plays for a potent offense led by Tom Brady, Todd Bowles orchestrates a stingy defense that's helped the team to Sunday's NFL title …

AFP (2021-02-02). Germany Rejects French Call to Scrap Russia Gas Pipeline Over Navalny. anti-empire.com France on Monday urged Germany to scrap a major gas pipeline project with Russia in protest over the detention in Moscow of opposition leader Alexei Navalny, but the plea fell on deaf ears in Berlin. | "We have always said we have the greatest doubts on this project in this context," European Affairs minister Clement Beaune told France Inter radio. | Asked specifically if France wanted Berlin to drop the project, Beaune said: "Indeed, we have already said this." | Nord Stream 2 is a 10 billion euro ($11 billion) pipeline that will run beneath the Baltic Sea and is set to double Russian natural-gas shipments to Ge…

MEE and agencies (2021-02-02). Bangladesh purchased Israel-made surveillance equipment, says report. middleeasteye.net Bangladesh purchased Israel-made surveillance equipment, says report | Dhaka, which denies the claims made by Al Jazeera, has no formal diplomatic relations with Israel | Tue, 02/02/2021 – 11: 18 | Bangladesh's foreign minister has denied that his government had purchased the Israeli-made surveillance equipment (AFP) | Bangladesh has been accused of buying Israeli-made surveillance equipme…

IMEMC News (2021-02-02). Israeli Soldiers Injure Three Palestinians, Abduct Another, Near Jenin. imemc.org Israeli soldiers injured, Monday, three Palestinians, and abducted one, in Jenin governorate, in northern West Bank. Medical sources have confirmed that the soldiers shot, on Monday evening, a young man, from Sielet al-Harithiya town, northwest of Jenin, while he was walking near the Annexation Wall near Barta'a town, southwest of Jenin. They added that the …

Ali Salam (2021-02-02). Settlers Damage 15 Palestinian-owned Vehicles, 3 Homes near Salfit. imemc.org Fifteen Palestinian-owned vehicles and three homes were vandalized, on Monday, by illegal Israeli settlers in Kifl Hares town, west of Salfit, in the northern occupied West Bank, Palestinian WAFA News Agency reported. Issam Abu Yacoub, the mayor of Kifl Hares said that illegal settlers stormed the town, under the cover of the Israeli army, adding …

stclair (2021-02-02). The Imperial Presidency Comes Home to Roost. counterpunch.org Joe Biden's got a problem — and so do I. And so, in fact, do we. At 76 years old, you'd think I'd experienced it all when it comes to this country and its presidencies. Or most of it, anyway. I've been around since Franklin D. Roosevelt was president. Born on July 20, 1944, I'm a little "young" to remember him, though I was a war baby in an era when Congress still sometimes declared war before America made it.

MEE and agencies (2021-02-02). Bogazici protests: Police arrest more than a hundred protesters at top Turkish university. middleeasteye.net Bogazici protests: Police arrest more than a hundred protesters at top Turkish university | Students have been protesting the appointment of Melih Bulu as rector of Bogazici University by President Erdogan for nearly a month | Tue, 02/02/2021 – 07: 32 | Bulu is the first rector of a university to be appointed from outside a university since a military coup in 1950 (Reuters) | Turkish polic…

Deirdre Griswold (2021-02-02). Electric cars and China: Another great leap forward. workers.org China is now the world's biggest market for automobiles, accounting for a third of global car sales. "It is bigger than the American and Japanese auto markets combined. GM and Volkswagen both sell more cars through joint ventures in China than in their home markets." (NY Times Business Section, Jan. . . . |

MEE staff (2021-02-02). UAE confident F-35 jets sale will go through despite Biden review, says ambassador. middleeasteye.net UAE confident F-35 jets sale will go through despite Biden review, says ambassador | UAE ambassador to Washington, Yousef al-Otaiba, says if US plans to pivot from Middle East to China it cannot 'take tools away from your partners' | Tue, 02/02/2021 – 15: 52 | The US agreed to sale of F-35 jets to Abu Dhabi following normalisation agreement between UAE and Israel (AFP) | The United Arab Emirates is confident t…

Peter Koenig (2021-02-02). Bill Gates and the Depopulation Agenda. Robert F. Kennedy Junior Calls for an Investigation. globalresearch.ca Robert F Kennedy Jr, an avid Defender of Children's Rights and anti-vaccination activist, has launched a petition sent to the White House, calling for "Investigations into the 'Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation' for Medical Malpractice & Crimes Against Humanity"

Norman Solomon (2021-02-02). Don't grade President Biden on a curve. nationofchange.org If President Biden is pushed hard and far and persistently enough, some truly great changes are possible.

Norman Solomon (2021-02-02). Don't Grade President Biden on a Curve. indybay.org Being better than Trump is a high jump over abysmal standards…

Dr. Binoy Kampmark (2021-02-02). Cowardly History: Australia Day and Invasion. asia-pacificresearch.com

Binoy Kampmark (2021-02-02). White House Briefings for Children: Jen Psaki Circles Back. counterpunch.org The Biden administration's first White House press secretary is keen that things will be done differently under her guidance. The jaw dropping, sniping sessions between the press and government that were characteristic of the Trump administration were going to cease. "When the President asked me to serve in this role," Jen Psaki outlined in her

_____ (2021-02-02). Bolivarian Missions: Mision Nevado. popularresistance.org While it could be compared to a social program, or as our oligarchs call them here in the United States "entitlement programs," it is clearly defined as much more than that. Not only is the direct participation of the masses in the administration of these programs enshrined in law to avoid clientelism and promote popular participation, but the law defines missions as part of the battle to eradicate poverty and towards a full actualization of the constitution of the Bolivarian Republic. This is what sets apart these programs from traditional welfare programs in the capitalist world; they are aimed at popular empow…

Robert Pollin (2021-02-02). Biden's $1.9 Trillion Stimulus Is a Vital Beginning for a New New Deal. zcomm.org This reliance on big pocketed financiers will be a continuing obstacle to truly reorienting finance to serve society…

Jesse Jackson (2021-02-02). The nation can't afford Republicans' stimulus sabotage. peoplesworld.org In his first ten days in office, Joe Biden launched an intense effort to address the "cascading crises" that America faces. In addition to issuing executive orders to reverse several of Trump's most poisonous acts—ending federal contracting with private prisons, reviving enforcement of discrimination laws, ending the Muslim ban, re-entering the Paris Climate Accord, and …

Staff (2021-02-02). Polls Show Major Support for Biden's Stimulus Plan That GOP Wants to Undercut. truthout.org Two separate polls conducted recently show that the majority of the American public is in favor of passing a COVID-19 stimulus bill quickly and that they are largely supportive of Joe Biden's version of the bill. With Congress poised to pass Biden's stimulus through reconciliation soon, the polls show that bipartisan agreement among the public shows that

MEE and agencies (2021-02-02). Iran allows crew of seized South Korean oil tanker to leave in 'humanitarian move'. middleeasteye.net Iran allows crew of seized South Korean oil tanker to leave in 'humanitarian move' | Development comes as Tehran urges Seoul to release Iranian assets frozen in South Korea due to US sanctions
| Tue, 02/02/2021 – 16: 06 | South Korea's Vice Foreign Minister Choi Jong-kun (L) meets his Iranian counterpart Abbas Araghchi (R) in Tehran on 10 January, after the seizure of a South Korean-fl…

Brian Whitaker (2021-02-02). Ending the crisis in Yemen is a priority for Biden administration. juancole.com ( Al-Bab.com) — Secretary of State Blinken: "It's vitally important that we do everything we can to get humanitarian assistance to the people of Yemen." Photo: State Dept When Antony Blinken, the newly-appointed US Secretary of State, gave his first press briefing last Wednesday the first topic to come up was the war in Yemen. …

Staff (2021-02-02). Alexei Navalny Faces "Kafkaesque" Charges in Russia for Breaking Parole While in Poison-Induced Coma. democracynow.org Russian authorities have arrested thousands of people during anti-government protests in support of jailed opposition leader Alexei Navalny, who has been held in jail since returning to Russia on January 17 after recovering in Germany from an attempt on his life in August using the nerve agent Novichok. Navalny has accused Russian President Vladimir Putin of being behind the poisoning that nearly killed him. While Navalny has emerged as Russia's leading opposition figure and anti-corruption campaigner, his political roots have links to right-wing nationalist and anti-immigrant causes. Joshua Yaffa, Moscow corresp…

Staff (2021-02-02). Headlines for February 2, 2021. democracynow.org U.S. Tops 26 Million COVID-19 Vaccine Shots, Surpassing Confirmed Coronavirus Cases , Biden Takes Executive Action to Reverse Trump Immigration Policies as Deportations Continue, Senate Republicans Meet at White House to Press Far Smaller Coronavirus Relief Bill, South Africa Receives First COVID-19 Vaccines; New Variant Linked to Reinfections in Brazil, WHO Team Probes Virus Origins in Wuhan; Australia Puts Perth on Lockdown After Single COVID-19 Case, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Reveals She Is a Sexual Assault Survivor in Video Recalling Jan. 6 Capitol Attack, Trump Hires New Lawyers. One Declined to Prosecute Bil…

yenisafak (2021-02-02). Pakistan kicks off COVID-19 vaccination drive. yenisafak.com In line with the priority list, a doctor was the first person to be inoculated at a ceremony also attended by Prime Minister Imran Khan in the capital Islamabad.The premier in his address assured fair distribution of vaccines, and thanked Beijing for the support. He urged the masses to follow safety precautions, i.e. wearing a mask and social distancing, to contain the pandemic, which has claimed nearly 12,000 lives across the country. The overall caseload has reached 547,648.After health care workers, those above age 65 will be vaccinated, as another 1.1 million doses from China are expected to arrive later this…

The Canary (2021-02-02). Hampers for Heroes: doctor's plea inspires thousands of donations to NHS staff. thecanary.co A social enterprise is delivering thousands of pounds' worth of treats to help lift the spirits of healthcare workers in the West Midlands, inspired by one doctor's emotional appeal for support. | Big donations: | Hampers for Heroes, which is run by Victoria Hanson, 44, a management consultant from Solihull, has delivered supplies to more than 20,000 health and social care staff in the region since the pandemic began. | A further £7,000 has already been raised since the latest appeal in January to support ICU staff, along with "huge amounts of physical donations" from the community. | Victoria Hanso…

Online News Editor (2021-02-02). Italy's president asks former ECB chief to form emergency gov't. laprensalatina.com Rome, Feb 2 (efe-epa).- Italian President Sergio Mattarella on Tuesday summoned the former head of the European Central Bank (ECB), Mario Draghi, for discussions on assembling an emergency government to guide Italy through the Covid-19 pandemic and accompanying economic crisis after the failure of a last-ditch effort to resuscitate the administration that collapsed last week. …

_____ (2021-02-02). Aboriginal Historical Memory and 'Australia Day'. strategic-culture.org The symbolic "Australia Day" celebrations should be juxtaposed against the normalised violations occurring against indigenous populations and their terrain, Ramona Wadi writes. | January 26 marks Australia Day in colonial narratives, when the British First Fleet arrived in 1788 to establish a penal colony on indigenous land. For the Aboriginal people, the annual commemoration is a reminder of the colonial invasion and its ramifications — the historical massacres, heritage theft, exploitation of history and a political system which to date discriminates against the indigenous. | Defying Covid restrictions, A…

RT (2021-02-02). 'Bravery' or 'manipulative'? AOC comes out as survivor of sexual assault while describing 'trauma' of Capitol riot. rt.com Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-New York) revealed she is a survivor of sexual assault while recounting last month's Capitol riot. Many hailed her for the deeply personal story, while others questioned her motives. | During a livestream on Instagram on Monday night, the progressive lawmaker pushed back against Republican colleagues and critics who have demanded an apology after she accused Senator Ted Cruz (R-Texas) of putting her life in danger by allegedly helping to incite the unrest in the capital on January 6. | .

Jasmine Norden (2021-02-02). 'There will be irreparable loss': government urged to take action to save children's futures. thecanary.co Coronavirus (Covid-19) is likely to have a huge The Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS) has estimated that the education lost due to the virus could cost today's children £40,000 in lifetime earnings. | This comes after repeated This is incredibly bad.

Online News Editor (2021-02-02). Mexico turns to COVAX and Russia to speed up vaccination plan. laprensalatina.com By Pedro Pablo Cortes Mexico City, Feb 2 (efe-epa).- The Mexican government on Tuesday announced that more than three million doses of Covid-19 vaccine from Russia and the World Health Organization's COVAX platform will arrive in February to speed up the country's ambitious but delayed immunization program. "We're going to have the vaccines, we're going …

Ali Harb (2021-02-02). Covid-19: Jamaal Bowman calls on Israel to vaccinate Palestinians. middleeasteye.net Covid-19: Jamaal Bowman calls on Israel to vaccinate Palestinians | US congressman likens racial disparities in US and his own experiences as Black man to 'hopelessness' Palestinians face | Tue, 02/02/2021 – 18: 53 | Jamaal Bowman defeated staunch Israel supporter Eliot Engel, a senior Democrat, last year (AFP/File photo) | Congressman Jamaal Bowman, a first-term progressive Democrat, has called on the Israeli go…

Staff (2021-02-02). Biden Plans Task Force to Reunite Migrant Families Separated by Trump. truthout.org President Joe Biden is planning to sign three executive orders on Tuesday, meant to dismantle a number of actions from the previous administration that will, according to one official, make the process of migration to the U.S. more humane and fair. | Perhaps the most notable of these three orders will be Biden's call for the creation of a task force to reunite children who were separated from their families under a Trump administration policy that was called "zero tolerance." Ostensibly put into pla…

Cronkite News Arizona PBS (2021-02-02). Dreamers in Arizona Enthusiastically welcome Biden's immigration plan, but older Immigrants say it doesn't go far enough. juancole.com By Emma VandenEinde and Tyler Manion | — ( Cronkite News ) — PHOENIX — On his first day in office, President Joe Biden sent to Congress his plan to reform the U.S. immigration system. The bill includes preserving the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, or DACA, and outlines a path to permanent residence …

MEE staff (2021-02-02). Biden urged to publicly support rights of citizens to boycott Israel. middleeasteye.net Biden urged to publicly support rights of citizens to boycott Israel | Human Rights Watch calls on Biden administration to renounce Trump-era policy that labelled BDS movement as antisemitic | Tue, 02/02/2021 – 16: 47 | The BDS movement was founded in 2005 and modelled after a similar campaign credited with ending apartheid in South Africa (AFP/File photo) | A leading human rights group has called on US Presid…

RT (2021-02-02). Marjorie Greene Taylor hits back after Mitch McConnell dubs her 'GOP cancer,' says 'weak Republicans' will doom party & country. rt.com Georgia Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene has responded to a scathing attack by Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell — who dubbed her a "cancer" for the GOP — insisting that "weak" Republicans would be the country's downfall. | "The real cancer for the Republican Party is weak Republicans who only know how to lose gracefully," the freshman GOP congresswoman wrote in a tweet on Monday night. | This is why we are losing our country. | The real cancer for the Republican Party is weak Republicans who only know how to lose gracefully. | This is why we are losing our country.— Marjorie Taylor Greene &#…

RT (2021-02-02). Elon Musk takes Twitter hiatus after publicly backing bitcoin & acknowledging his comments could affect markets. rt.com Elon Musk has announced that he is staying off Twitter for the time being, after a headline-grabbing week in which he made market-shaking comments about cryptocurrencies and the ongoing GameStop stock drama. | "Off Twitter for a while," the world's richest man tweeted, without elaborating on the reason for his social media sabbatical. | Off Twitter for a while— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) Although no stranger to the media limelight, Musk has had an unusually chaotic week, in which he voiced support for…

RT (2021-02-02). Shock rocker Marilyn Manson dropped by record label amid slew of horrific abuse claims, calls them 'distortion of reality'. rt.com 'Westworld' actor and activist Evan Rachel Wood, 33, has gone public with allegations against shock rocker Marilyn Manson, 52, claiming years of physical, domestic and sexual abuse as psychological torment. | Wood met Manson when she was 18 and he was 36, and began a relationship with the rock star which lasted from 2007 to their short-lived engagement in 2010. | Wood previously testified before the House Judiciary Subcommittee in 2018 about both sexual and domestic abuse at the hands of a then-unnamed accuser, alleging, among other forms of abuse, "threats against my life, severe gaslighting and brainwashing,…

RT (2021-02-02). Acronyms are 'symptoms of white supremacy', says San Francisco public schools' art dept, after dropping its abbreviation. rt.com The San Francisco Unified School District Arts Department has decided to abandon its acronym, apparently in a bid to end racism — but many Twitter users have failed to appreciate this historic step forward for equality. | Formerly known as 'VAPA', short for 'Visual and Performing Arts', the department announced that going forward it would be referred to as the SFUSD Arts Department because "acronyms are a symptom of white supremacy culture," a local ABC affiliate

RT (2021-02-02). Democrats seek to strip Marjorie Taylor Greene of House committee assignments to negate 'future harm' from 'QAnon Congresswoman'. rt.com Democrats are demanding the GOP purge Georgia Congresswoman Marjorie Taylor Greene from two House committees over her supposed "inflammatory and false statements," apparently with support of some Republicans. | Representatives Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-Florida), Ted Deutch (D-Florida) and Jahana Hayes (D-Connecticut) submitted a resolution on Monday demanding Greene be removed from the House Education & Labor Committee and the House Budget Committee. | "Reducing the future harm that she can cause in Congress, and denying her a seat at committee tables where fact-based policies will be drafted, is both a suit…

RT (2021-02-02). FBI confirms 2 agents killed, 3 wounded in suspected child porn raid in Florida. rt.com Two agents were killed, three wounded during a raid in Sunrise, Florida, the FBI said in a statement to media. They were attempting to serve a warrant on a suspect for child pornography possession when he opened fire on them. | Sunrise Police warned residents of Nob Hill Road to remain in their homes on Tuesday morning, after a raid on a suspect's home went disastrously wrong. Law enforcement sources told the

RT (2021-02-02). Google agrees to $3.8 million payout to settle US discrimination lawsuit. rt.com Tech giant Google has agreed to a $3.8 million settlement with the US Department of Labor after a lawsuit accusing the company of "systemic compensation and hiring discrimination" with thousands of women and Asian applicants. | The Department of Labor's Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs investigated Google's actions between September 1, 2014 and August 31, 2017, finding differences in the company's hiring rates between female and Asian individuals and other potential employees. | Google will distribute $1.3 million in backdated pay to 2,565 employees, and $1.2mn to over 3,000 applicants, as part o…

RT (2021-02-02). Conservative 'Avenger' Ted Cruz fights evil environmentalists and dastardly Democrats, gets ridiculed online. rt.com Texas senator and apparent superhero geek Ted Cruz has been roasted online for his peculiar takeaway from the smash-hit Marvel movies, namely that "rabid environmentalists" were the bad guys all along. | Speaking to conservative pundit Michael Knowles on Monday, Cruz complained that President Joe Biden's environmental crusade would cost jobs, and infringe on the freedom of Americans to work however they want. Biden's

RT (2021-02-02). 5 children and 1 man killed in apparent mass shooting in Oklahoma, police say. rt.com Six people, including five small children, were killed in a shooting in Muskogee, Oklahoma. The suspected gunman was arrested after a brief chase, but police are still investigating the circumstances of the hideous crime. | Police responded to a call of a suspected shooting at a residence at 1: 30 a.m. Tuesday. The responding officers said they found an armed suspect and opened fire, but missed and the suspect fled. The alleged assailant was eventually detained after a brief chase and is now in custody. | Police say they found one man and four small children dead inside the house. A fifth child died while being…

Staff (2021-02-02). On Inauguration Day, Police Nationwide Went After Left-Wing Protesters. truthout.org The storming of the U.S. Capitol by armed far right activists shifted the political climate for much of the U.S., despite the fact that anti-fascist activists and researchers had been warning for years that this type of response was imminent. While the tone and behavior of the far right had escalated since the election — a result of Donald Trump's failure to win a second term and his explosive conspiracy theories — the events on January 6 showed that the risks were not just street-level…

Steve Topple (2021-02-02). GameStop's story isn't revolutionary. The rich just got richer. thecanary.co The hashtag #EatTheRich has Welcome to GameStop: | CBC

Zoya Teirstein (2021-02-02). Latest Trump EPA rule to get tossed? The 'secret science' ban. peoplesworld.org Former President Donald Trump will forever leave his mark on the federal government, but some of his administration's rules aren't standing the test of time. President Biden wants to reconsider and possibly scrap more than 100 anti-environmental actions his predecessor took during his term, including Trump's efforts to weaken protections for migratory birds and gray wolves and …

Joe Costello (2021-02-02). The Politics of Debt Can Strangle a Society, Just Look at What Happened to Rome. counterpunch.org For the democratically ambitious, an obvious issue to focus on is debt. And I'm not talking about government debt, which is certainly part of the problem, but debt across the whole societal spectrum — corporate, personal, and government. At this point, one is tempted to throw out a bunch of numbers to make the case,

Phelan Acheson (2021-02-02). The 3rd Party Resurgence. realprogressives.org "The men the American people admire most extravagantly are the most daring liars; the men they detest most violently are those who try to tell them the truth." H.L. Mencken | This article is part of a three-part series on the history of parties and partisan politics in America. "The Democratic Party is ideologically bankrupt. … They have no ideology. Their ideology is opportunism." Bernie Sanders | The millennium marked the beginning of the end for the duopoly. A third-party resurgence was, and is, underway. Here are just five party examples: | Green Party — 2001 | A federation…

Claudio Katz (2021-02-02). After Trump, what prospects for Biden in the Global imperial disorder? mronline.org The United States seeks to regain its sagging world dominance by capturing wealth, quelling rebellions, and deterring competitors. It supports this operation with gigantic military power and a burdensome arms economy.

Steph Black (2021-02-02). Reproductive Rights: The Nationwide State of Play. progressive.org Between a pro-choice President and a conservative-leaning Supreme Court, there are many factors that could change domestic and global abortion rights.

UC Berkeley Nikkei Student Union (2021-02-02). Friday 2/19: UC Berkeley Day of Remembrance of E.O. 9066 Japanese American Prison Camps WWII. indybay.org Virtual event…

Peoples Dispatch (2021-02-02). Kosovo establishes diplomatic relations with Israel, will open embassy in Jerusalem. peoplesdispatch.org Kosovo is the latest in a line of countries which have decided to normalize their relations with Israel, while being only the third to open its embassy in Jerusalem…

Mehr News Agency (2021-02-02). EU criticizes Kosovo for re-opening embassy in occupied lands. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Feb. 02 (MNA) — The EU foreign service has urged Kosovo to reconsider opening an embassy in occupied lands.

Kathy Fairfax (2021-02-02). The business of buying parties. greenleft.org.au Australia's corrupt system of political patronage is well and truly exposed whenever the Australian Electoral Commission reports on electoral donations, writes Pip Hinman.

Pip Hinman (2021-02-02). Opposition mounts to Dendrobium coal mine expansion. greenleft.org.au The Independent Planning Commission is about to make a decision on the controversial coal mine expansion under Sydney's main water catchment. Margaret Gleeson reports on the mounting opposition to the proposal.

Makia Freeman (2021-02-02). 5G Danger: 13 Reasons 5G Wireless Technology Will Be a Catastrophe for Humanity. globalresearch.ca Important article first publish on September 24, 2019 | The 5G danger can't be overstated. | 5G (5th Generation) is now being actively rolled out in many cities around the world. Simultaneously, as awareness over its horrific health and privacy impacts is …

_____ (2021-02-02). Gamestop—And the Game That Never Stops! popularresistance.org This past week a video game company in trouble, Gamestop, became the center of media attention. Day traders had driven up the company's stock price by thousands of percent in just one day. The mainstream media narrative was the 'small guy' investor challenged the big boys of finance who had bet Gamestop stock price would contract, not rise sharply. The little investor, so the story goes, initially won big but Gamestop's stock price escalation was stopped in its tracks by coordinated forces of Wall St., as trading was abruptly halted later in the day in the midst of the run-up. But that narrative, that media spin,…

_____ (2021-02-02). As The Doomsday Clock Nears Midnight, We Can Abolish Nuclear Weapons. popularresistance.org On January 22, the Treaty for the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons went into effect. This treaty, which is supported by more than two-thirds of the countries in the world but none of the nuclear states, is groundbreaking in many ways and is a significant step toward nuclear disarmament at a time when the threat of nuclear war is the highest it has ever been. I speak with Seth Shelden of the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons about the treaty, how it came about, what it will do and what people in the United States can do to press our government to ratify it.

yenisafak (2021-02-02). Iran less than 2 years away from nuke weapons: Israel. yenisafak.com Israel's Energy Minister Yuval Steinitz warned on Tuesday that Iran needs a year or two to acquire a "nuclear weapon".Speaking to the Israeli Public Broadcasting Corporation, Steinitz claimed that Iran needs "around half a year" to produce enough uranium for a nuclear weapon."As for nuclear weaponry, the range is around one or two years", he said.Steinitz also credited Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and former US President Donald Trump for weakening Iran's goal of acquiring nuclear weapons."The withdrawal [of Trump] from the nuclear deal has weakened Iran," he said.Senior Israeli officials, including…

yenisafak (2021-02-02). 'Sovereign equality required to resolve Cyprus issue'. yenisafak.com The Turkish foreign minister on Tuesday stressed the importance of negotiations based on sovereign equality to resolve the Cyprus issue.Negotiation on sovereign equality is required in resolving the Cyprus issue, "if there is sovereign equality, then there can be two states," Mevlut Cavusoglu told a joint news conference with Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus (TRNC) President Ersin Tatar in Lefkosa.Cavusoglu said that half of the Eastern Mediterranean issue would be solved if they can find a solution for sharing revenues of natural resources in Cyprus.On Monday, Cavusoglu met with Turkish Cypriot authorities as…

yenisafak (2021-02-02). General strike in Israeli city after two Arabs killed. yenisafak.com A general strike was staged in the Israel's Arab city of Tamra on Tuesday after the killing of two Arabs by Israeli police a day earlier.Eyewitnesses told Anadolu Agency that all stores and markets in the city closed amid a state of anger over the killing. | Israeli police said the two Arabs were shot dead while confronting armed suspects."Policemen noticed four suspects firing at a home in the city and when they tried to arrest them, fire was opened at the policemen," a police statement read.Media reports said later that one of the dead was not involved in the incident.The Israeli Broadcasting Corporation networ…

yenisafak (2021-02-02). Google agrees to pay over $2.5M for job discrimination. yenisafak.com American tech firm Google has agreed to pay over $2.5 million in total in a job discrimination case to more than 5,500 female employees and overlooked Asian applicants.In a case against the US Department of Labor, the California-based firm will pay a total settlement amount of $2.58 million, according to the document released by the department on Monday.The settlement includes payments of over $1.3 million to 2,565 female engineers, and more than $1.2 million to 1,757 female engineering applicants along with 1,219 Asian engineering applicants for "engineering positions not hired."The company will also set more th…

yenisafak (2021-02-02). Russia's Sputnik V vaccine 'safe, effective': Study. yenisafak.com The Sputnik V coronavirus vaccine developed in Russia has shown "a consistent strong protective effect across all participant age groups," according to a study published in medical journal The Lancet.Interim results from a Phase 3 trial that included some 20,000 people showed 91.6% efficacy of a two-dose regimen of the adenovirus-based vaccine."No serious adverse events were deemed to be associated with vaccination, and most reported adverse events were mild, including flu-like symptoms, pain at the injection site, and weakness or low energy," the article said.Serious complications, such as requiring hospital ad…

yenisafak (2021-02-02). Two PKK terrorists surrender to security forces in Turkey. yenisafak.com Two more PKK terrorists have surrendered to Turkish security forces as a result of persuasion efforts, the country's Interior Ministry announced Tuesday.After fleeing from the separatist PKK terror organization, the terrorists surrendered thanks to the persuasion efforts by the police and gendarmerie, the ministry said in a written statement.The terrorists joined the PKK between years 2010 and 2014, and had been active in Iraq, it added.With the latest additions, the number of terrorists who have laid down their arms through persuasion efforts this year has reached 16, it said.In its more than 30-year terror cam…

imperial.ac.uk (2021-02-02). Imperial joins forces with Black British in STEM. imperial.ac.uk Imperial College London is one of the first universities to join the Black British in STEM University Alliance.

Tom Anderson (2021-02-02). 'Please get us out of these barracks' say residents of the Home Office's refugee camp in Wales. thecanary.co Refugees are still being housed at a disused army barracks near Tenby, despite repeated complaints that the accommodation is not suitable. | The Home Office has

Eliza Egret (2021-02-02). The government brags its 2020 badger-murdering spree was effective. But activists vow to stop the cull. thecanary.co The government has released its latest figures from the UK's annual badger cull, stating that the state-sanctioned murder spree was "effective" in 2020. The cull, which takes place between September and November, was already The Hunt Saboteurs Association (HSA)

Jasmine Norden (2021-02-02). The government abstained on a cladding vote that could affect millions of lives. thecanary.co The government On 1 February, MPs passed a motion in the House of Commons to take steps to support those affected by unsafe cladding. The motion The tragedy of the Grenfell Tower fire led to a cladding scandal has lef…

The Canary (2021-02-02). Calls to value nature to reverse devastating losses that put economies at risk. thecanary.co Nature needs to be valued alongside roads, skills, and profits to halt damage to the natural world that could threaten economies, a report for the Treasury has warned. | "Devastating cost": | Professor Partha Dasgupta's review of the economics of biodiversity — the diversity of life on the planet — calls for a transformation that properly values nature in measures of economic success and reduces the pressure humans are putting on it. The review by prof Dasgupta, who was asked to undertake his review in 2019 by then-chancellor Philip Hammond, warns current economic growth and prosperity has "co…

Online News Editor (2021-02-02). Drug traffickers gaining clout in Chilean capital. laprensalatina.com By Sebastian Silva Santiago, Feb 2 (efe-epa).- Even the youngest children have learned the street codes in some neighborhoods on the southern periphery of Santiago. Every time they hear fireworks or firecrackers, they know that they must return home: a new shipment of drugs has arrived and they need to take cover. "We can't normalize …

Rafael Figueroa (2021-02-02). Why enjoy tamales for the feast of February 2? laprensalatina.com February 2 is the liturgical celebration of the event we hear of in Luke, Chapter 2: "When the days were completed for their purification according to the law of Moses, [Mary and Joseph] took [Baby Jesus] up to Jerusalem to present him to the Lord." The Feast of the Presentation is known as another Epiphany, …

Online News Editor (2021-02-02). Putin critic Navalny sentenced to 3.5 years in prison. laprensalatina.com Moscow, Feb 2 (efe-epa).- Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny was sentenced to three-and-a-half years in prison on Tuesday, as a judge imposed a suspended sentence from 2014 that the European Court of Human Rights has dismissed as arbitrary. Navalny was arrested on 17 January when he returned to Russia from Germany after months of recovering …

Rafael Figueroa (2021-02-02). Guatemalan Native Graduates Early From Tupelo High, Earns Permanent U.S. Residence. laprensalatina.com TUPELO (Daily Journal) — In the summer of 2016, 14-year-old Guatemalan native Dionicio Recinos crossed the United States border alone. In May, five years after he crossed the U.S. border, he'll cross the stage at Tupelo High School to receive his diploma. Recinos was raised in the town of Concepción Huista in the department of …

RT (2021-02-02). Explosive Video Exposes MI6 Links to Alexei Navalny. dissidentvoice.org RT's Murad Gazdiev reports on new evidence of links between MI6 and Russian opposition figure and activist Alexei Navalny. Then author and professor of international human rights Dan Kovalik joins Rick Sanchez to discuss the role of the US and UK in fomenting political discord in Russia and other countries.

Laura Finley (2021-02-02). No More Anti-Protest Laws. zcomm.org To date, 43 states have considered and 26 have enacted some type of anti-protest law…

Staughton Lynd (2021-02-02). The Two Things Unions Traded Away That Handed Workers to Trump. zcomm.org Industrial workers know their unions can't stop plant closures…

Laura Flanders (2021-02-02). Latinx Farmworkers Are Purchasing Failing Farms From White Owners. zcomm.org Latinx farm owners stand at the intersection of racial justice and food justice and offer new hope in the future of sustainable farming in the U.S.

Marty Hart-Landsberg (2021-02-02). The Failings of Our Unemployment Insurance System Are There by Design. zcomm.org This history makes clear that nothing will be given to us. We need and deserve a better unemployment insurance system. And to get it, we are going to have to fight for it…

Chuck Collins (2021-02-02). Six Questions for Justin Farrell, 'Billionaire Wilderness' Author. zcomm.org Concentrating wealth hasn't just disrupted our major cities. It's now changing our towns and countryside. Author Justin Farrell shows us how…

Rod Driver (2021-02-02). Psychology: Pretending There Is Nothing Wrong. zcomm.org The human brain is capable of great insights and independent thought, but we have conditioned ourselves not to ask too many difficult questions, because we are afraid of the answers…

Peoples Dispatch (2021-02-02). Protests set to intensify across Poland as abortion ban comes into effect. zcomm.org The National Women's Strike in Poland called for countrywide protests after the controversial judgment by the Polish constitutional court banning abortions in case of fetal defects came into effect on Wednesday…

Cristine (2021-02-02). Asylum For Sale. zcomm.org Review of Asylum For Sale: Profit and Protest in the Migration Industry, Edited by Siobhán McGuirk and Adrienne Pine (PM Press, 2020)…

imperial.ac.uk (2021-02-02). Imperial hosts new international scholarships for women in STEM. imperial.ac.uk Imperial will host a new scholarship programme for international female scientists.

Mehr News Agency (2021-02-02). Iran-India relations enjoy of paramount importance: MoD. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Feb. 02 (MNA) — Iranian Minister of Defense Brigadier General Amir Hatami said that the relationship between Islamic Republic of Iran and India is of special significance.

Mehr News Agency (2021-02-02). VIDEO: Intl. space station battery upgrade completed. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Feb. 02 (MNA) — NASA astronauts completed the second in a pair of spacewalks on Tuesday, installing a European science platform and finishing up a long series of battery replacements outside the International Space Station.

Mehr News Agency (2021-02-02). European countries' defense spending grows 5.6% in 2020. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Feb. 02 (MNA) — The Collective Security Treaty Organization's Secretary-General said that Europe's defense spending last year grew by 5.6%, which is thrice the world average.

Mehr News Agency (2021-02-02). Parliament's open session on Tuesday. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Feb. 02 (MNA) — Iranian lawmakers held an open session chaired by Parliament Speaker Mohammad Bagher Ghalibaf on Tuesday.

Mehr News Agency (2021-02-02). Cleaning, documenting project of Salt Men in Zanjan. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Feb. 02 (MNA) — The following is the video of documenting and cleaning 3 ancient salt men and their belonging at an archaeology museum in the Zanjan province of Iran.

Mehr News Agency (2021-02-02). Indonesia studying case of Iranian ship independently. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Feb. 02 (MNA) — On Jan. 25, the Indonesian Coast Guard announced that it had seized two Iranian and Panamanian-flagged tankers in its territorial waters and intends to release both ships by the end of the week if there is no solid evidence.

Manlio Dinucci (2021-02-02). Verso il 2030, è Nato il futuro. globalresearch.ca La Nato guarda al futuro. Per questo il Segretario generale Jens Stoltenberg ha convocato, il 4 febbraio in videoconferenza, studenti e giovani leader dei paesi dell'Alleanza perché propongano ´nuove idee per la Nato 2030 ª. | L'iniziativa rientra nel crescente coinvolgimento di …

Manlio Dinucci (2021-02-02). Em direcàßà£o a 2030, nasceu (è NATO) o futuro. globalresearch.ca A NATO está a olhar para o futuro.* Por isso, é que o Secretário Geral, Jens Stoltenberg, apelou aos estudantes e jovens líderes dos países da Alianàßa para proporem "novas ideias para a NATO 2030", em 4 de Fevereiro, numa …

Voelker R. (2021-02-02). Dedicated Device Permits Less Invasive Pancreatic Surgery. jamanetwork.com A device that's specifically indicated to remove necrotic pancreatic tissue in a minimally invasive procedure has been authorized for patients with walled-off pancreatic necrosis.

_____ (2021-02-02). Robinhood: Stealing From the Poor to Give to the Rich. strategic-culture.org By Thomas KNAPP | In late January, a band of merry men (and women) organized via Reddit and other Internet forums to stick it to The Man. They began buying shares of failing retail chain GameStop to drive its stock price up. | Their target: Wall Street hedge funds engaged in the tactic of "shorting" GameStop's stock. | Their main weapon: Robinhood, an app which allows pretty much anyone to buy stock in small amounts. Its stated mission is to "democratize finance for all." | You've probably read 20 explanations of "shorting" by now, so I'll keep it simple: To "short" a stock is to bet that its price will go down.

_____ (2021-02-02). Happy Days Ahead for the Pentagon as Beacons Are Lit for the Military-Industrial Complex. strategic-culture.org President Biden's beacon has been deflected to the rugged trails of aggression, Brian Cloughley writes. | The Washington Post put it gleefully by

Claire Mullen (2021-02-02). The Body, the State, the Border: On Cristina Rivera Garza. thenation.com The Body, the State, the Border: On Cristina Rivera Garza…

Tom Engelhardt (2021-02-02). The Imperial Presidency Has Come Home to Roost. thenation.com The Imperial Presidency Has Come Home to Roost…

Katrina vanden Heuvel (2021-02-02). At Long Last, a President Declares That the Era of Small Government Is Over. thenation.com At Long Last, a President Declares That the Era of Small Government Is Over…

Ryan Broderick (2021-02-02). The Paradoxical Politics of the GameStop Pump. thenation.com The Paradoxical Politics of the GameStop Pump…

Mirko Ilic (2021-02-02). Sheltering In Place. thenation.com Sheltering In Place…

Stephanie Taylor (2021-02-02). Behind the Scenes: Personnel as Policy in the Biden Administration. thenation.com Behind the Scenes: Personnel as Policy in the Biden Administration…

Guirguis-Blake JM, Webber EM, Coppola EL. (2021-02-02). Screening for Asymptomatic Carotid Artery Stenosis in the General Population. jamanetwork.com This systematic review to support the 2021 US Preventive Services Task Force Reaffirmation Recommendation Statement on screening for carotid artery stenosis summarizes published evidence on the benefits and harms of screening and treatment of asymptomatic carotid artery stenosis in the general population.

Voelker R. (2021-02-02). Tighter Requirements to Ensure Safer Opioid Prescribing. jamanetwork.com The FDA has taken action to reduce inappropriate prescribing of transmucosal immediate-release fentanyls (TIRFs) by strengthening the Risk Evaluation and Mitigation Strategies (REMS) program that imposes restrictions on the drugs' distribution.

Sung G, Lewis A, Greer D. (2021-02-02). Determination of Brain Death—Reply. jamanetwork.com In Reply The World Brain Death Project recommendations and suggestions were produced via multidisciplinary global expert consensus on the process to declare death, recognizing that BD/DNC is accepted as death throughout much of the world but that the standards used to determine BD/DNC differ.

Grant Molen (2021-02-02). White or Wealth Supremacy? realprogressives.org The Smith-Mundt Act of 1948 authorized the dissemination of US state department propaganda to foreign nations deemed a threat to American democracy. This act has been a useful tool for intelligence operatives who have repeatedly sought to stamp out populist revolutions in countries with access to valuable natural resources. Through the spread of propaganda and the arming of US aligned insurgency groups, the US has been able to foment confusion and discord in foreign populations resulting in unwinnable political battles, power struggles and weak leadership representing the working people's interests. In the pow…

Khatana SM, Venkataramani AS, Nathan AS, et al. (2021-02-02). Association Between Changes in Economic Prosperity and Cardiovascular Mortality Among Middle-aged US Adults. jamanetwork.com This population epidemiology study estimates the association between changes in county-level economic prosperity and changes in cardiovascular mortality in US adults aged 40 to 64 years between 2007-2011 and 2012-2016.

Voelker R. (2021-02-02). Adjuvant Therapy Approved for NSCLC. jamanetwork.com The first adjuvant treatment for patients whose early-stage non—small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) has a specific genetic variant has received FDA approval.

Defend People's Park (2021-02-02). UC Fencing at People's Park Torn Down and Delivered to Sproul Hall. indybay.org The fencing the University of California Berkeley had placed around People's Park came down on January 29 during a Rally to Save Peoples Park. Much of it was carried up Telegraph Avenue and placed on the steps of Sproul Hall on campus.

Lazaridis C, Johnson LM. (2021-02-02). Determination of Brain Death. jamanetwork.com To the Editor In their article "Determination of Brain Death/Death by Neurologic Criteria: The World Brain Death Project," Dr Greer and colleagues addressed the minimum standards for brain death/death by neurologic criteria (BD/DNC) with the intention of alleviating inconsistencies in clinical practice. The authors followed the 1981 US President's Commission in determining that death must be defined by and carry the force of law, both to ensure public acceptance and to protect practitioners. Indeed, the expert consensus recommended that all countries recognize BD/DNC as legal death. Greer and colleagues further s…

SJUECP (2021-02-02). Wednesday 2/3: Black Lives Matter At School: California Schools Edition. indybay.org Online event…

Jeff J. Brown (2021-02-02). China's Economy, Technology, and Military Is Racing Past the West? globalresearch.ca All Global Research articles can be read in 27 languages by activating the "Translate Website" drop down menu on the top banner of our home page (Desktop version). | *** | The administration of former US President Donald Trump, escalated tensions …

Daniel Warner (2021-02-02). Russia Confronts International Law: Nyet, Nyet. counterpunch.org "What good is international law when countries do whatever they want?" I aggressively asked my international law professor years ago. "Well," he replied with a certain pride, "the United States president usually confers with the State Department legal adviser before he sends troops somewhere." "But does that change anything?" I insisted. "No," he replied, "but

WSWS repost (2021-02-02). Opposition mounts to San Francisco school board approval of racialist renaming of schools. indybay.org As educators across the US enter into struggle against the ruling class drive to reopen the schools, the renaming of schools based on the racialist falsification of history and attack on revolutionary figures such as Washington, Jefferson and Lincoln serves to divide the working class.

oneworld.press (2021-02-02). Kabul Must Identify The Perpetrators Of The Terrorist Attack Against The Russian Embassy. oneworld.press Based on the statement of the representative of the Russian Foreign Ministry, Kabul should investigate all the circumstances of the terrorist attack as soon as possible and identify the persons involved in its implementation.

Cohen ET, Hoffman RS. (2021-02-02). Determination of Brain Death. jamanetwork.com To the Editor Dr Greer and colleagues attempted to standardize the diagnosis of BD/DNC within and across countries. However, drug ingestion complicates the diagnosis of BD/DNC. The authors recognized that brain death mimics exist and that some of these mimics are reversible. However, we have several concerns.

Brasil S, de Carvalho Nogueira R, de-Lima-Oliveira M. (2021-02-02). Determination of Brain Death. jamanetwork.com To the Editor Although Dr Greer and colleagues' comprehensive review on the determination of BD/DNC provided guidance for protocol development worldwide, we would like to address some considerations regarding ancillary testing in BD/DNC diagnosis.

Andrew Emett (2021-02-02). Police officers suspended after pepper-spraying 9-year-old girl on video. nationofchange.org "I'm not going to stand here and tell you that for a 9-year-old to have to be pepper-sprayed is OK. It's not."

Christopher Black (2021-02-02). US Pressure on China; The Thai Connection. asia-pacificresearch.com

Anthony Cartalucci (2021-02-02). Myanmar's Crisis Explained. thealtworld.com Myanmar's military has seized power, detained Aung San Suu Kyi and has begun rounding up members of her National League for Democracy political party. | I explain how the US has spent decades building ASSK's political network and installing her into power and how US-backed groups — including those in Thailand — are already mobilizing to undermine not only Myanmar's political stability — but also that of the entire region. | For a much more in-depth explanation, please view the video below. | I explain why the US had been placing pressure on Aung San Suu Kyi in recent years and why the US is s…

Rod Driver (2021-02-02). Psychology: Pretending There Is Nothing Wrong. globalresearch.ca All Global Research articles can be read in 27 languages by activating the "Translate Website" drop down menu on the top banner of our home page (Desktop version). | *** | "One of the saddest lessons of history is this: If we've …

Harvey Goldberg (2021-02-02). What's at Stake in Ecuador's Elections? indybay.org Andrés Arauz is the candidate for President of Union Por La Esperanza. Despite years of repression of the progressive/left, this party allied with former President Rafael Correa has led in all polls over the last month. | Photo credit: andresarauz.ec…

Peoples Dispatch (2021-02-02). Libyan factions meet in Geneva to decide on interim government. peoplesdispatch.org Representatives of Libyan groups are meeting in Geneva from February 1-5 to decide on a prime minister and a three-member presidency council from a list of 45 candidates…

Rob Slane (2021-02-02). The Lockdown: The Largest Experiment on Humans Ever Seen. globalresearch.ca All Global Research articles can be read in 27 languages by activating the "Translate Website" drop down menu on the top banner of our home page (Desktop version). | *** | Which is the more reasonable approach a society might take in …

Jake Johnson (2021-02-02). 'Now is not the time to count pennies': Sanders says GOP relief plan won't cut it, urges democrats to keep election promises. nationofchange.org "What the Republicans are talking about is just totally inadequate to meet the unprecedented crises that we're facing."

RT News (2021-02-02). China Building Digital Silk Road Stretching from Asia Through Africa to Europe. asia-pacificresearch.com

Peoples Dispatch (2021-02-02). Protests take place in Spain against persecution of rapper Pablo Hasel. peoplesdispatch.org The Spanish national court served a notice to Hasel last week asking him to surrender within ten days to face imprisonment. Hasel was convicted on charges of "glorifying terrorism, insulting the crown and state institutions", and faces a two-year prison term…

Fight Back (2021-02-02). Tallahassee: Slave-owner statue officially removed. Victory for 5-year SDS campaign. fightbacknews.org Tallahassee, FL — Florida State University's (FSU) Presidential Task Force on Anti-Racism, Equity and Inclusion recently released their recommendation to permanently remove the Eppes statue and change the names of Eppes Hall and B. K. Roberts Hall. On January 27, FSU President John Thrasher approved the task force recommendation. This decision comes after years of campaigning and struggle from FSU's campus chapter of Students for a Democratic Society (SDS). | FSU SDS had been organizing around this issue for about five years, and the campaign has seen many victories and losses. In 2016, SDS sponsored a non-…

Jeffrey Sachs (2021-02-02). Trump's White Mob. indybay.org Trump may have been unusually heavy-handed in his race-baiting. But his approach fits perfectly with the party's approach, which it has taken at least since Republicans adopted the "Southern Strategy" in the 1968 election in the wake of the Civil Rights Acts.

Bibler TM, Suen A. (2021-02-02). Determination of Brain Death. jamanetwork.com To the Editor The Special Communication by Dr Greer and colleagues aimed to promote international guidelines for the determination of BD/DNC. However, the potential of this article is diminished by an inconsistency in their recommendations. The authors addressed 3 "special circumstances" in which continued or even additional postmortem somatic support may be permissible: if the decedent has a planned organ donation, if the decedent is pregnant, or if family members object to using BD/DNC and the hospital agrees to continue support. For these decedents, Greer and colleagues suggested that health care teams manage…

Brian Berletic (2021-02-02). Video: Myanmar Crisis Explained… Towards a Regional Arc of Instability? globalresearch.ca All Global Research articles can be read in 27 languages by activating the "Translate Website" drop down menu on the top banner of our home page (Desktop version). | *** | Myanmar's military has seized power, detained Aung San Suu Kyi and …

The Frontline coalition (2021-02-02). Thursday 2/4: On The Frontline: Care & Relief Needed Now Mass Movement Call. indybay.org Online event…

Yanis Iqbal (2021-02-02). Building a Nuclear Weapon-Free World. dissidentvoice.org On January 22, 2021, the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons (TPNW) became international law for the 122 states who signed the agreement in July 2017. Article 1a of TPNW states: "Each State Party undertakes never under any circumstances to… Develop, test, produce, manufacture, otherwise acquire, possess or stockpile nuclear weapons or other nuclear explosive …

Ashley Curtin (2021-02-02). 'Operation Lost Angels' recovers 33 missing children during Human Trafficking Awareness Month. nationofchange.org Child trafficking cases have increases in recent years.

ParkNonymous (2021-02-02). California YIMBY Comms Director Lies About Berkeley Parks. indybay.org Matthew Lewis, the Communications Director for the lobby group California YIMBY, has been spreading disinformation about available park space in Berkeley. The CAYIMBY Communications Director is messaging on social media for the purpose of riling public open against People's Park.

Editor (2021-02-02). The Imperial Presidency Comes Home to Roost. scheerpost.com Gage Skidmore / CC BY-SA 2.0] By TOM ENGELHARDT / TomDispatch Joe Biden's got a problem — and so do I. And so, in fact, do we. At 76 years old, you'd think I'd experienced it all when it comes to this country and its presidencies. Or most of it, anyway. I've been around since Franklin D. Roosevelt was president. Born on July 20, 1944, I'm a little "young" to remember him, though I was a war baby… |

Steve Watson (2021-02-02). A Week After Saying 'Wear Two Masks', Fauci Says It 'Won't Make a Difference'. globalresearch.ca All Global Research articles can be read in 27 languages by activating the "Translate Website" drop down menu on the top banner of our home page (Desktop version). | *** | Less than one week after advising Americans that wearing two or …

Franklin Frederick (2021-02-02). Switzerland's Dangerous Turn to the Far Right. globalresearch.ca All Global Research articles can be read in 27 languages by activating the "Translate Website" drop down menu on the top banner of our home page (Desktop version). | *** | On 25 September 2020, the Swiss Parliament passed a revision of …

Jin J. (2021-02-02). USPSTF Recommendation: Screening for Carotid Artery Stenosis. jamanetwork.com This JAMA Patient Page summarizes the US Preventive Services Task Force's 2021 recommendation not to screen for asymptomatic carotid artery stenosis in the general population.

Peoples Dispatch (2021-02-02). Haitians continue struggle against US-backed MoàØse regime. peoplesdispatch.org A new wave of protests began in Haiti on January 10 against US backed president Jovenel MoàØse and his attempt to extend his term in office till Feb 2022.

Kocher RP. (2021-02-02). Reducing Administrative Waste in the US Health Care System. jamanetwork.com This Viewpoint reviews the history and sources of administrative waste in the US health care system and proposes concrete ways the federal government can use its regulatory authority to reduce it based on the ACA and more recent legislative precedents.

Martin Sieff (2021-02-02). History: 'Who Ended the Holocaust?' The Liberation of Auschwitz. globalresearch.ca All Global Research articles can be read in 27 languages by activating the "Translate Website" drop down menu on the top banner of our home page (Desktop version). | *** | Today in the West, real history continues to be suppressed and …

Reid PD, Cifu AS, Bass AR. (2021-02-02). Management of Immunotherapy-Related Toxicities in Patients Treated With Immune Checkpoint Inhibitor Therapy. jamanetwork.com This JAMA Clinical Guidelines Synopsis summarizes the National Comprehensive Cancer Network's 2019 guidelines on management of immunotherapy-related toxicities, including adverse skin reaction, colitis, and myocarditis.

UUSF Forum (2021-02-02). Sunday 2/7: Ma Rainey's Black Bottom & conversation with producer, Constanza Romero. indybay.org Join Zoom Meeting | zoom.us/j/2200241232?pwd=aCt1dWI0OGxUdUx… | Meeting ID: 220 024 1232 | Passcode: 328697 | One tap mobile | +16699006833,,2200241232#,,,,*328697# US (San Jose) | +12532158782,,2200241232#,,,,*328697# US (Tacoma) | Dial by your location | +1 669 900 6833 US (San Jose) | +1 253 215 8782 US (Tacoma) | +1 346 248 7799 US (Houston) | +1 301 715 8592 US (Washington DC) | +1 312 626 6799 US (Chicago) | +1 929 205 6099 US (New York) | Meeting ID: 220 024 1232 | Passcode: 328697 | Find your local number: zoom.us/u/aewRgNxSvl

Chris Dickerson (2021-02-02). West Virginia Newspaper Company Accuses Google, Facebook of Digital Advertising Antitrust Violations. globalresearch.ca All Global Research articles can be read in 27 languages by activating the "Translate Website" drop down menu on the top banner of our home page (Desktop version). | *** | The state's largest newspaper company has filed a federal antitrust lawsuit …

Ebinger M, Siegerink B, Kunz A, et al. (2021-02-02). Association Between Dispatch of Mobile Stroke Units and Functional Outcomes Among Stroke Patients in Berlin. jamanetwork.com This cohort study compares global disability at 3 months among Berlin patients with out-of-hospital ischemic stroke brought to care via a mobile stroke unit ambulance (with prehospital CT scanning with or without angiography, point-of-care laboratory testing, prehospital thrombolysis) vs conventional ambulance alone.

Fight Back (2021-02-02). Tampa activists rally against police brutality and Gov. DeSantis' anti-protest bill. fightbacknews.org Tampa, FL – On January 30, the Tampa Bay Community Action Committee (TBCAC), alongside other local organizations and around two dozen people gathered near city hall to demand that state legislators reject HB1, the repressive bill being proposed by Governor Ron DeSantis. | William Blake, a member of TBCAC, said, "This bill is a huge attack on those fighting for police accountability in Florida. It would legalize running over a protester, something we've seen many times in Tampa, as well as giving felonies to those exercising basic constitutional rights." The bill, which was proposed during the uprisings of the sum…

, Krist AH, Davidson KW, et al. (2021-02-02). USPSTF Recommendation: Screening for Asymptomatic Carotid Artery Stenosis. jamanetwork.com This 2021 US Preventive Services Task Force Recommendation Statement recommends against screening for asymptomatic carotid artery stenosis in the general adult population (D recommendation).

Moreno-De-Luca A, Millan F, Pesacreta DR, et al. (2021-02-02). Molecular Diagnostic Yield of Exome Sequencing in Patients With Cerebral Palsy. jamanetwork.com This cross-sectional study describes the prevalence of pathogenic and likely pathogenic variants detected on exome sequencing of children and adults with cerebral palsy referred for genetic testing.

Ren R, Zhang Y, Li Q, et al. (2021-02-02). Asymptomatic SARS-CoV-2 Infections Among Persons Entering China From April 16 to October 12, 2020. jamanetwork.com This population epidemiology study characterizes trends in the prevalence of asymptomatic severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) infection among international entrants testing positive for SARS-CoV-2 at Chinese border checkpoints between mid-April and mid-October 2020.

oneworld.press (2021-02-02). Kabul Must Identify The Perpetrators Of The Terrorist Attack Against The Russian Embassy. oneworld.press Based on the statement of the representative of the Russian Foreign Ministry, Kabul should investigate all the circumstances of the terrorist attack as soon as possible and identify the persons involved in its implementation.

Barnett BS, Morris NP. (2021-02-01). Pharmacy Access to Sterile Injection Supplies for People Who Inject Drugs. jamanetwork.com This Viewpoint discusses reforms to pharmacy distribution of over-the-counter sterile injection supplies to prevent infections and death among people who inject drugs, especially important during the coronavirus disease 2019 pandemic.

Caitlin Johnstone (2021-02-01). Revolution Isn't Microsurgery, It's A Long Road Trip. thealtworld.com Every day it seems like there's more sectarian fighting within the online left than the day before. | Maybe it's because lockdowns and social distancing have largely cut us off from in-person interactions. Maybe it's because generations of government psyops geared at stopping socialism and activist groups have left us all paranoid and hostile. Maybe it's because of increased infiltration and propaganda as a dying empire approaches crunch time. Maybe we just tend to be a bit more neurotic than other ideological groups. Maybe it's a mixture. | It feels like a state of paralysis. Someone will suggest some possible w…

Staff (2021-02-01). "Judas and the Black Messiah" Director Shaka King on Fred Hampton, the Black Panthers & COINTELPRO. democracynow.org A highly anticipated new feature film, "Judas and the Black Messiah," tells the story of Black Panther leader Fred Hampton and William O'Neal, the FBI informant who infiltrated the Illinois Black Panther Party to collect information that ultimately led to Hampton's killing in 1969 by law enforcement officers. The film is premiering at the 2021 Sundance Film Festival and stars Daniel Kaluuya as Hampton, LaKeith Stanfield as O'Neal and Martin Sheen as FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover. Shaka King, the film's director and co-writer, says focusing on Hampton and O'Neal was a way "to make 'The Departed' inside the world of…

Staff (2021-02-01). The Assassination of Fred Hampton: New Documents Reveal Involvement of FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover. democracynow.org Newly unearthed documents have shed new light on the FBI's role in the murder of the 21-year-old Black Panther leader Fred Hampton on December 4, 1969, when Chicago police raided Hampton's apartment and shot and killed him in his bed, along with fellow Black Panther leader Mark Clark. Authorities initially claimed the Panthers had opened fire on the police who were there to serve a search warrant for weapons, but evidence later emerged that told a very different story: The FBI, the Cook County State's Attorney's Office and the Chicago police had conspired to assassinate Fred Hampton. FBI memos and reports obtaine…

Staff (2021-02-01). Headlines for February 1, 2021. democracynow.org CDC Orders Mask-Wearing on Public Transportation as Experts Urge Speedy Vaccination to Combat Variants, Johnson & Johnson Says One-Shot Vaccine Is Effective, Especially in Preventing Severe Cases, Major Racial Disparities Emerge in Vaccine Recipients as Latinx Deaths in L.A. Jump by 1,000%, Biden Meets with GOP Leaders to Discuss Stripped-Down Counter Bill to $1.9 Trillion Package, Burmese Military Stage Coup, Detain Aung San Suu Kyi, Police Arrest Over 5,100 in Pro-Navalny Protests Across Russia, Car Bomb Blasts Kill at Least 12 in Aleppo, Syria, U.N. Calls for Repatriation of 27,000 Children Stranded in al-Hol…

Leah Douglas (2021-02-01). After enduring 'complete hell' during pandemic, food workers face obstacles getting COVID-19 vaccinations. nationofchange.org "Vaccinating our essential farmworkers will ensure the safety of their workplaces, their homes, their families, our food supply, and the vital services that they perform."

WSWS (2021-02-01). Triple shock of US sanctions, oil price collapse and the pandemic decimates Iranian living standards. wsws.org The "hardline" faction around the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps is attacking the faction around President Hassan Rouhani who negotiated the nuclear agreement with the Obama administration, amid indications that the Biden administration intends to continue enforcing the "maximum pressure" campaign of draconian sanctions and military provocations against Iran.

RT (2021-02-01). As EU falls behind on supplies of Covid-19 vaccines, German health minister entertains possibility of using Russia's Sputnik V. rt.com German Health Minister Jens Spahn has revealed that Berlin would be open to importing Covid-19 vaccines from Russia and China as the government looks to find ways to overcome the country's shortage of doses. | "Regardless of the country in which a vaccine is manufactured, if they are safe and effective, they can help cope with the pandemic," Spahn told Germany's Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung. | The German minister's comments came before Vladimir Chizhov, Russia's permanent representative to the EU, revealed that Moscow is not only open to selling its Sputnik V vaccine but will also share information about how…

Karl Grossman, Harvey Wasserman (2021-02-01). Embrittlement in Nuclear Power Plants. counterpunch.org Of all the daunting tasks Joe Biden faces, especially vital is the inspection of dangerously embrittled atomic reactors still operating in the United States. A meltdown at any one of them would threaten the health and safety of millions of people while causing major impact to an already struggling economy. The COVID-19 pandemic would complicate

WSWS (2021-02-01). Strikes mount in Turkey against austerity and herd immunity policies. wsws.org The Turkish government's murderous response to the pandemic and the collapse of social conditions for millions are increasingly driving workers into struggle.

_____ (2021-02-01). Demand Mass Clemency On 'National Freedom Day'. popularresistance.org As supporters of the #CagingCOVID campaign, the Antistasis Project is calling for decentralized actions on February 1st across the so-called United States, and internationally, in support of mass clemency for people held in jails, prisons and detention centers. | Reports updated as of Jan. 19, show at least 355,957 prisoners have gotten the virus, and more than 2,232 died as a result of it. . The pandemic has resulted in prisons and jails abusing isolation more than ever before. Social distance is necessary but solitary confinement is torture. | Crowded quarters, a lack of PPE, inadequate medical care, an aging p…

_____ (2021-02-01). Take Action To End The Economic War At Home And Abroad. popularresistance.org It is the same neoliberal economic system, white supremacy and disregard for human life that underlie sanctions abroad and at home. The current recession and pandemic have exposed this in a brutal way in the United States. The populations that are harmed the most are Indigenous peoples and communities of color. The United States government could have taken the effective steps of cancelling rent and debt, providing a monthly income and nationalizing healthcare that other countries took but instead passed laws that funneled wealth to the top while providing minimal relief to the majority.

_____ (2021-02-01). Under Boris Johnson, Britain is quickly sinking. truepublica.org.uk By TruePublica: Under Boris Johnson, Britain continues its rapid descent. Everything in this governments sphere is deteriorating so quickly, the terms 'shock doctrine' and 'disaster capitalism' no longer seem fitting what is rapidly becoming a truly traumatised nation. Over 100,000 people are dead in just one year in the wake of a pandemic. It …

_____ (2021-02-01). US-Wide Eviction Ban Could Have Prevented Thousands Of COVID-19 Deaths. popularresistance.org Julie Rey has been living on the edge of eviction for much of the Covid-19 pandemic. She's a 42-year-old mother of two, and her family has also been especially afraid of infection, as her 19-year-old daughter suffers from a comorbid condition and is at greater risk from the virus. | In 2021, what they long feared finally happened. At the beginning of the year, Rey and her 14-year-old daughter contracted the virus, and a judge ordered them out of their home by 20 January. The only mercy was that the gears of eviction did not finish turning until their illnesses had faded. They were able to quarantine away from Rey…

2021-02-02: Social Media Postees

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Myanmar's Crisis Explained
Anthony Cartalucci | thealtworld.com | 2021-02-02
Myanmar's military has seized power, detained Aung San Suu Kyi and has begun rounding up members of her National League for Democracy political party. | I explain how the US has spent decades building ASSK's political network and installing her into power and how US-backed groups — including those in Thailand — are already mobilizing to undermine not only Myanmar's political stability — but also that of the entire region. | For a much more in-depth explanation, please view the video below. | I explain why the US had been placing pressure on Aung San Suu Kyi in recent years and why the US is s…
thealtworld.com/anthony_cartalucci/myanm…

The Heat: Myanmar military takeover
Anand Naidoo | america.cgtn.com | 2021-02-02
The military in Myanmar takes over after detaining Aung San Suu Kyi and other democratically elected leaders.
america.cgtn.com/2021/02/02/the-heat-mya…

Ending the crisis in Yemen is a priority for Biden administration
Brian Whitaker | juancole.com | 2021-02-02
( Al-Bab.com) — Secretary of State Blinken: "It's vitally important that we do everything we can to get humanitarian assistance to the people of Yemen." Photo: State Dept When Antony Blinken, the newly-appointed US Secretary of State, gave his first press briefing last Wednesday the first topic to come up was the war in Yemen. …
juancole.com/2021/02/ending-priority-adm…

Biden's Green Energy Plans are just Market Wisdom: Norway's Investment Fund just Dumped $6 Bn. in Oil Stocks
Juan Cole | juancole.com | 2021-02-02
Ann Arbor (Informed Comment) — Some have questioned how realistic Biden's plans are to move the US rapidly off fossil fuels. In fact, it is the fossil fuels that are unrealistic. Burning petroleum and coal are bad for everyone's health and destined to make earth swelteringly hot, with lots of climate catastrophes and extreme weather. …
juancole.com/2021/02/market-norways-inve…

Palestinian political activist and analyst Abdel Sattar Qassem dies of Covid-19
MEE staff | middleeasteye.net | 2021-02-02
Palestinian political activist and analyst Abdel Sattar Qassem dies of Covid-19 | Qassem, 72, had announced in January that he would be running as an independent candidate for the presidency in the upcoming Palestinian election | MEE staff | Tue, 02/02/2021 – 11: 33 | Qassem was born in the village of Deir al-Ghusun in 1948, in the present-day occupied West Bank (social media) | Prominent Palestinian academic and politica…
www.middleeasteye.net/news/covid-palesti…

Gamestop and the Game That Never Stops!
Jack Rasmus | counterpunch.org | 2021-02-02
This past week a video game company in trouble, Gamestop, became the center of media attention. Day traders had driven up the company's stock price by thousands of percent in just one day. The mainstream media narrative was the 'small guy' investor challenged the big boys of finance who had bet Gamestop stock price would…
counterpunch.org/2021/02/02/gamestop-and…

GameStop's story isn't revolutionary. The rich just got richer
Steve Topple | thecanary.co | 2021-02-02
The hashtag #EatTheRich has been all over social media in recent days because of the "GameStop" chaos that has engulfed Wall Street. People have been pushing the narrative that the 'small guy' has taken on the big financial corporations and won. But this is, in no uncertain terms, utter bullshit. | Welcome to GameStop: | CBC reported on the current storm surrounding a video game retailer, t…
thecanary.co/opinion/2021/02/02/gamestop…

The Biden Government Running True to Form
James O'Neill | dissidentvoice.org | 2021-02-02
The least surprising news item in the past week was that the United States government under President Biden had decided that American troops would after all, despite Ex- President Trump's order, remain in Afghanistan. This breaks an agreement that had been reached by the Trump administration and the Taliban that US troops would all be …
dissidentvoice.org/2021/02/the-biden-gov…

Don't grade President Biden on a curve
Norman Solomon | nationofchange.org | 2021-02-02
If President Biden is pushed hard and far and persistently enough, some truly great changes are possible.
nationofchange.org/2021/02/02/dont-grade…

Don't Grade President Biden on a Curve
Norman Solomon | indybay.org | 2021-02-02
Being better than Trump is a high jump over abysmal standards…
indybay.org/newsitems/2021/02/01/1883970…

White House Briefings for Children: Jen Psaki Circles Back
Binoy Kampmark | counterpunch.org | 2021-02-02
The Biden administration's first White House press secretary is keen that things will be done differently under her guidance. The jaw dropping, sniping sessions between the press and government that were characteristic of the Trump administration were going to cease. "When the President asked me to serve in this role," Jen Psaki outlined in her…
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Cowardly History: Australia Day and Invasion
Dr. Binoy Kampmark | asia-pacificresearch.com | 2021-02-02
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Cowardly History: Australia Day and Invasion
Binoy Kampmark | dissidentvoice.org | 2021-02-02
It's the sort of stuff that should have been sorted years ago in Australia: a murderous, frontier society ill disposed to the indigenous populace; the creation of a convict colony that was itself an act of invasion rather than settlement; the theft of land and its rapacious plunder. Even some of the rough colonists were …
dissidentvoice.org/2021/02/cowardly-hist…

Amazon warehouse workers in Bessemer, Alabama to hold historic union vote
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2021-02-02
Bessemer, AL – It has been less than one year since Amazon opened its new warehouse in Bessemer, Alabama and already the workers there have been fighting to join the Retail Wholesale and Department Store Union (RWDSU). More than 2000 workers at the Bessemer warehouse have already signed union cards and submitted them to the National Labor Relations Board, which in turn has authorized a union election to take place beginning on February 8. | Since the beginning of the pandemic, Amazon has dramatically increased in size and now employs more than 1.2 million workers, which is up more than 50% from one year earlier.
www.fightbacknews.org/2021/2/1/amazon-wa…

Covid-19: Netanyahu basks in vaccine success as Israelis suffer his pandemic failures
Lily Galili | middleeasteye.net | 2021-02-02
Covid-19: Netanyahu basks in vaccine success as Israelis suffer his pandemic failures | Coronavirus is running amok in Israel, but the prime minister won't let you hear it as he embarks on yet another election campaign | Lily Galili | Tue, 02/02/2021 – 14: 22 | Benjamin Netanyahu receives a Covid-19 vaccine injection at the Sheba Medical Center in Tel Aviv (Reuters) | Muslims pray five times a day; observant Jews thre…
www.middleeasteye.net/news/covid-israel-…

Latinx COVID Deaths Soar 1,000% in Los Angeles as Communities of Color Lag Behind in Vaccine Rollout
Staff | democracynow.org | 2021-02-02
Throughout the coronavirus pandemic, Black and Latinx people in the United States have died at higher rates, and new data shows that they are getting vaccinated at much lower rates than white people. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports more than 60% of those vaccinated were white, while just 11.5% were Latinx, 6% were Asian, and just over 5% were Black. The CDC data is based on details gathered during the first month of the U.S. vaccination campaign that saw nearly 13 million Americans get a shot, though race and ethnicity was only known for about half of the recipients. Black and Latinx people…
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The Resilience Doctrine: How Disasters Can Encourage Social Change
Zoltan Grossman | counterpunch.org | 2021-02-02
Part 2 of a 4-part Primer on Disaster Collectivism in the Climate and Pandemic Crises. Disasters sometimes have a way of focusing public attention on basic human needs and long-term ecological survival. According to the Shareable network, survival is not even possible without a "sharing transformation," or…
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Russia's Sputnik V Is Found to Be 91.6% Effective, Providing Boost for Global Vaccination Effort
Staff | democracynow.org | 2021-02-02
Russia has been one of the countries hardest hit by the pandemic, recording about 73,000 deaths and over 3.8 million infections over the past year. Meanwhile, there is widespread skepticism over the domestically developed Sputnik V vaccine, with many Russians reluctant to get the shot. Now a peer-reviewed study published in the respected Lancet medical journal has confirmed the vaccine's 91.6% efficacy, as developers of the shot have long maintained. "That's good news for the developers of the vaccine in Russia. That's good news for Russia writ large, which certainly has plenty of geopolitical ambitions surroundi…
www.democracynow.org/2021/2/2/russia_cov…

Latinx COVID Deaths Rise by 1,000 Percent in Los Angeles as Vaccine Rollout Lags
Staff | truthout.org | 2021-02-02
Throughout the coronavirus pandemic, Black and Latinx people in the United States have died at higher rates, and new data shows that they are getting vaccinated at much lower rates than white people. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports more than 60% of those vaccinated were white, while just 11.5% were Latinx, 6% were Asian, and just over 5% were Black. The CDC data is based on details gathered during the first month of the U.S. vaccination campaign that saw nearly 13 million…
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The Coronavirus Vaccine: The Real Danger is "Agenda ID2020"
Peter Koenig | globalresearch.ca | 2021-02-02
WHO has most likely received orders from "above", from those people who also manage Trump and the "leaders" (sic) of the EU, European Union. The final decision to go ahead NOW with COVID-19 pandemic, was taken in January 2020 at the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos – behind very much closed doors.
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The March of COVID-19
Alistair Ryder | progressive.org | 2021-02-02
Two new documentaries show the pandemic through the eyes of frontline health care workers.
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Fighting the "Immigrant Threat"
Lola Loustaunan | indybay.org | 2021-02-02
Milkman shows how the flux of low-wage immigrants into the U.S. workforce in recent decades is "not the cause either of the massive economic restructuring that began in the 1970s or the accompanying growth of economic inequality and labor degradation," but precisely a consequence of these developments.
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Alexei Navalny Faces "Kafkaesque" Charges in Russia for Breaking Parole While in Poison-Induced Coma
Staff | democracynow.org | 2021-02-02
Russian authorities have arrested thousands of people during anti-government protests in support of jailed opposition leader Alexei Navalny, who has been held in jail since returning to Russia on January 17 after recovering in Germany from an attempt on his life in August using the nerve agent Novichok. Navalny has accused Russian President Vladimir Putin of being behind the poisoning that nearly killed him. While Navalny has emerged as Russia's leading opposition figure and anti-corruption campaigner, his political roots have links to right-wing nationalist and anti-immigrant causes. Joshua Yaffa, Moscow corresp…
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Israel faces legal — and practical — obligations for including Palestinians in vaccine success
The Conversation | juancole.com | 2021-02-02
By Yara M. Asi | — As nations scramble to vaccinate populations against COVID-19, one country has been ahead of the rest: Israel. By late January, Israel had vaccinated more than 30% of its population — more than double or triple the rate of other high-income states like the U.S., the U.K., France and Germany. …
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People's Action Announces New Deep Canvass Campaign for COVID Relief
Johanna Kichton | peoplesaction.org | 2021-02-02
After Deep Canvass Successes in Presidential Election and Georgia Runoffs, People's Action to Engage People Around Recurring Cash Payments in West Virginia, Arizona, and Missouri Contact: Johanna Kichton, 240.206.1145, press@peoplesaction.org WASHINGTON, D.C.–People's Action today announced a new deep canvassing campaign to help secure recurring cash payments in the next COVID relief bill. People's Action will …
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US Covid resurgence driven by younger adults
imperial.ac.uk | 2021-02-02
As of October 2020, individuals aged 20-49 were the only groups sustaining COVID-19 transmission with reproduction numbers well above 1 in the US.
imperial.ac.uk/news/213954/us-covid-resurgence-driven-younger-adults

German Doctors Letter to Chancellor Merkel, Put an End to the Covid "Fear Machine"
Dr. Robert Kluger | globalresearch.ca | 2021-02-02
This article was originally published on November 8. | Dear Chancellor Dr. Merkel, | We, the signatories, are doctors from all areas of healthcare, who have been serving people in practices and clinics for decades. During this time, we have witnessed more …
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Long-Haul COVID Cases Could Bring New Understanding of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
Staff | truthout.org | 2021-02-02
Four weeks after San Diego pediatric nurse Jennifer Minhas fell ill with covid-19 last March, her cough and fever had resolved, but new symptoms had emerged: chest pain, an elevated heart rate and crushing fatigue. Her primary care physician told her she was just anxious, and that none of her other covid patients had those issues. "That wasn't what I needed to hear," Minhas said. | At times, she's been too exhausted to hold up her head. "I was kind of a zombie for months, shuffling around…
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Sunday 2/7: Dope + Capitalism = Genocide
Eugene E Ruyle | indybay.org | 2021-02-02
Zoom Meeting | LOG-IN INFO AT ICSSMARX.ORG
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Bolivarian Missions: Mision Nevado
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2021-02-02
While it could be compared to a social program, or as our oligarchs call them here in the United States "entitlement programs," it is clearly defined as much more than that. Not only is the direct participation of the masses in the administration of these programs enshrined in law to avoid clientelism and promote popular participation, but the law defines missions as part of the battle to eradicate poverty and towards a full actualization of the constitution of the Bolivarian Republic. This is what sets apart these programs from traditional welfare programs in the capitalist world; they are aimed at popular empow…
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Outrage Is Not a Strong Enough Word
Vijay Prashad | socialistproject.ca | 2021-02-02
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 … Keep reading »…
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Wednesday 2/10: The United Front: Concept, Practice, & Historical Lessons
Freedom Socialist Party Bay Area | indybay.org | 2021-02-02
Zoom (Follow link in description to register)…
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Defend Boƒüaziàßi University students against police state repression!
wsws.org | 2021-02-02
The Socialist Equality Group in Turkey condemns the police attacks and detention of more than 150 students yesterday at Boƒüaziàßi University and in ƒ∞zmir.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2021/02/02/turk…

The Risk of Capitalism
Thomas Klikauer | zcomm.org | 2021-02-02
Lloyds is an organization generally not exposed to the danger of harboring socialist or radical environmentalist thoughts. Yet, its factual evidence contradicts virtually all key elements of neoliberalism's belief system…
zcomm.org/znetarticle/the-risk-of-capita…

Bill Gates and the Depopulation Agenda. Robert F. Kennedy Junior Calls for an Investigation
Peter Koenig | globalresearch.ca | 2021-02-02
Robert F Kennedy Jr, an avid Defender of Children's Rights and anti-vaccination activist, has launched a petition sent to the White House, calling for "Investigations into the 'Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation' for Medical Malpractice & Crimes Against Humanity"
globalresearch.ca/bill-gates-and-the-dep…

Everything About The Biden Administration Is Fake
Caitlin Johnstone | thealtworld.com | 2021-02-02
A new exclusive from The Daily Beast titled " White House Reporters: Biden Team Wanted Our Questions in Advance" reports that the White House press corps is being pressured to provide briefing questions ahead of time in a way that makes even mainstream media journalists uncomfortable. | "While it's a relief to see briefings return, particularly with a commitment to factual information, the press can't really do its job in the briefing room if the White House is picking and choosing the questions they want," one White House correspondent told The Daily Beast. "That's not real…
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Polls Show Major Support for Biden's Stimulus Plan That GOP Wants to Undercut
Staff | truthout.org | 2021-02-02
Two separate polls conducted recently show that the majority of the American public is in favor of passing a COVID-19 stimulus bill quickly and that they are largely supportive of Joe Biden's version of the bill. With Congress poised to pass Biden's stimulus through reconciliation soon, the polls show that bipartisan agreement among the public shows that such drastic cuts as R…
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The nation can't afford Republicans' stimulus sabotage
Jesse Jackson | peoplesworld.org | 2021-02-02
In his first ten days in office, Joe Biden launched an intense effort to address the "cascading crises" that America faces. In addition to issuing executive orders to reverse several of Trump's most poisonous acts–ending federal contracting with private prisons, reviving enforcement of discrimination laws, ending the Muslim ban, re-entering the Paris Climate Accord, and …
peoplesworld.org/article/the-nation-cant…

Biden's $1.9 Trillion Stimulus Is a Vital Beginning for a New New Deal
Robert Pollin | zcomm.org | 2021-02-02
This reliance on big pocketed financiers will be a continuing obstacle to truly reorienting finance to serve society…
zcomm.org/znetarticle/bidens-1-9-trillio…

Reproductive Rights: The Nationwide State of Play
Steph Black | progressive.org | 2021-02-02
Between a pro-choice President and a conservative-leaning Supreme Court, there are many factors that could change domestic and global abortion rights.
progressive.org/dispatches/reproductive-…

Aboriginal Historical Memory and 'Australia Day'
_____ | strategic-culture.org | 2021-02-02
The symbolic "Australia Day" celebrations should be juxtaposed against the normalised violations occurring against indigenous populations and their terrain, Ramona Wadi writes. | January 26 marks Australia Day in colonial narratives, when the British First Fleet arrived in 1788 to establish a penal colony on indigenous land. For the Aboriginal people, the annual commemoration is a reminder of the colonial invasion and its ramifications — the historical massacres, heritage theft, exploitation of history and a political system which to date discriminates against the indigenous. | Defying Covid restrictions, A…
strategic-culture.org/news/2021/02/02/ab…

'Bravery' or 'manipulative'? AOC comes out as survivor of sexual assault while describing 'trauma' of Capitol riot
rt.com | 2021-02-02
Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-New York) revealed she is a survivor of sexual assault while recounting last month's Capitol riot. Many hailed her for the deeply personal story, while others questioned her motives. | During a livestream on Instagram on Monday night, the progressive lawmaker pushed back against Republican colleagues and critics who have demanded an apology after she accused Senator Ted Cruz (R-Texas) of putting her life in danger by allegedly helping to incite the unrest in the capital on January 6. | . @AOC is on live talking…
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Hampers for Heroes: doctor's plea inspires thousands of donations to NHS staff
The Canary | thecanary.co | 2021-02-02
A social enterprise is delivering thousands of pounds' worth of treats to help lift the spirits of healthcare workers in the West Midlands, inspired by one doctor's emotional appeal for support. | Big donations: | Hampers for Heroes, which is run by Victoria Hanson, 44, a management consultant from Solihull, has delivered supplies to more than 20,000 health and social care staff in the region since the pandemic began. | A further £7,000 has already been raised since the latest appeal in January to support ICU staff, along with "huge amounts of physical donations" from the community. | Victoria Hanso…
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Pakistan kicks off COVID-19 vaccination drive
yenisafak.com | 2021-02-02
In line with the priority list, a doctor was the first person to be inoculated at a ceremony also attended by Prime Minister Imran Khan in the capital Islamabad.The premier in his address assured fair distribution of vaccines, and thanked Beijing for the support. He urged the masses to follow safety precautions, i.e. wearing a mask and social distancing, to contain the pandemic, which has claimed nearly 12,000 lives across the country. The overall caseload has reached 547,648.After health care workers, those above age 65 will be vaccinated, as another 1.1 million doses from China are expected to arrive later this…
yenisafak.com/en/world/pakistan-kicks-of…

Biden Plans Task Force to Reunite Migrant Families Separated by Trump
Staff | truthout.org | 2021-02-02
President Joe Biden is planning to sign three executive orders on Tuesday, meant to dismantle a number of actions from the previous administration that will, according to one official, make the process of migration to the U.S. more humane and fair. | Perhaps the most notable of these three orders will be Biden's call for the creation of a task force to reunite children who were separated from their families under a Trump administration policy that was called "zero tolerance." Ostensibly put into pla…
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Dreamers in Arizona Enthusiastically welcome Biden's immigration plan, but older Immigrants say it doesn't go far enough
Cronkite News Arizona PBS | juancole.com | 2021-02-02
By Emma VandenEinde and Tyler Manion | — ( Cronkite News ) — PHOENIX — On his first day in office, President Joe Biden sent to Congress his plan to reform the U.S. immigration system. The bill includes preserving the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, or DACA, and outlines a path to permanent residence …
juancole.com/2021/02/enthusiastically-im…

'There will be irreparable loss': government urged to take action to save children's futures
Jasmine Norden | thecanary.co | 2021-02-02
Coronavirus (Covid-19) is likely to have a huge long-term impact on children's lives, leading to calls for the government to step up support. | The Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS) has estimated that the education lost due to the virus could cost today's children £40,000 in lifetime earnings. | This comes after repeated concerns disadvantaged children are increasingly being left behind. | This is incredibly bad.
thecanary.co/uk/news/2021/02/02/there-wi…

Covid-19: Jamaal Bowman calls on Israel to vaccinate Palestinians
Ali Harb | middleeasteye.net | 2021-02-02
Covid-19: Jamaal Bowman calls on Israel to vaccinate Palestinians | US congressman likens racial disparities in US and his own experiences as Black man to 'hopelessness' Palestinians face | Ali Harb | Tue, 02/02/2021 – 18: 53 | Jamaal Bowman defeated staunch Israel supporter Eliot Engel, a senior Democrat, last year (AFP/File photo) | Congressman Jamaal Bowman, a first-term progressive Democrat, has called on the Israeli go…
www.middleeasteye.net/news/congressman-j…

Iran allows crew of seized South Korean oil tanker to leave in 'humanitarian move'
MEE and agencies | middleeasteye.net | 2021-02-02
Iran allows crew of seized South Korean oil tanker to leave in 'humanitarian move' | Development comes as Tehran urges Seoul to release Iranian assets frozen in South Korea due to US sanctions | MEE and agencies | Tue, 02/02/2021 – 16: 06 | South Korea's Vice Foreign Minister Choi Jong-kun (L) meets his Iranian counterpart Abbas Araghchi (R) in Tehran on 10 January, after the seizure of a South Korean-fl…
www.middleeasteye.net/news/iran-south-ko…

Opposition mounts to Dendrobium coal mine expansion
Pip Hinman | greenleft.org.au | 2021-02-02
The Independent Planning Commission is about to make a decision on the controversial coal mine expansion under Sydney's main water catchment. Margaret Gleeson reports on the mounting opposition to the proposal.
greenleft.org.au/content/opposition-moun…

The business of buying parties
Kathy Fairfax | greenleft.org.au | 2021-02-02
Australia's corrupt system of political patronage is well and truly exposed whenever the Australian Electoral Commission reports on electoral donations, writes Pip Hinman.
greenleft.org.au/content/business-buying…

Behind the Scenes: Personnel as Policy in the Biden Administration
Stephanie Taylor | thenation.com | 2021-02-02
Behind the Scenes: Personnel as Policy in the Biden Administration…
thenation.com/article/politics/personnel…

The Body, the State, the Border: On Cristina Rivera Garza
Claire Mullen | thenation.com | 2021-02-02
The Body, the State, the Border: On Cristina Rivera Garza…
thenation.com/article/culture/cristina-r…

At Long Last, a President Declares That the Era of Small Government Is Over
Katrina vanden Heuvel | thenation.com | 2021-02-02
At Long Last, a President Declares That the Era of Small Government Is Over…
thenation.com/article/politics/at-long-l…

The Imperial Presidency Has Come Home to Roost
Tom Engelhardt | thenation.com | 2021-02-02
The Imperial Presidency Has Come Home to Roost…
thenation.com/article/politics/biden-imp…

Sheltering In Place
Mirko Ilic | thenation.com | 2021-02-02
Sheltering In Place…
thenation.com/article/world/sheltering-i…

The Paradoxical Politics of the GameStop Pump
Ryan Broderick | thenation.com | 2021-02-02
The Paradoxical Politics of the GameStop Pump…
thenation.com/article/politics/gamestop-…

'Please get us out of these barracks' say residents of the Home Office's refugee camp in Wales
Tom Anderson | thecanary.co | 2021-02-02
Refugees are still being housed at a disused army barracks near Tenby, despite repeated complaints that the accommodation is not suitable. | The Home Office has stated its intention to move people out of the Penally barracks. But residents say it's not happening fast enough. Residents told The Canary that only 11 people have been moved out of the barracks, and 5 more will leave later this week since the Home Office announcement in January, a…
thecanary.co/exclusive/2021/02/02/please…

The government abstained on a cladding vote that could affect millions of lives
Jasmine Norden | thecanary.co | 2021-02-02
The government declined to vote on a motion that aimed to help people living in buildings with unsafe cladding that have been hit by huge bills. | On 1 February, MPs passed a motion in the House of Commons to take steps to support those affected by unsafe cladding. The motion passed with 263 votes to 0, as all Conservative MPs abstained. | The tragedy of the Grenfell Tower fire led to a cladding scandal has lef…
thecanary.co/trending/2021/02/02/the-gov…

Calls to value nature to reverse devastating losses that put economies at risk
The Canary | thecanary.co | 2021-02-02
Nature needs to be valued alongside roads, skills, and profits to halt damage to the natural world that could threaten economies, a report for the Treasury has warned. | "Devastating cost": | Professor Partha Dasgupta's review of the economics of biodiversity — the diversity of life on the planet — calls for a transformation that properly values nature in measures of economic success and reduces the pressure humans are putting on it. The review by prof Dasgupta, who was asked to undertake his review in 2019 by then-chancellor Philip Hammond, warns current economic growth and prosperity has "co…
thecanary.co/uk/news/2021/02/02/calls-to…

The government brags its 2020 badger-murdering spree was effective. But activists vow to stop the cull
Eliza Egret | thecanary.co | 2021-02-02
The government has released its latest figures from the UK's annual badger cull, stating that the state-sanctioned murder spree was "effective" in 2020. The cull, which takes place between September and November, was already dubbed "the largest destruction of a protected species in living memory" back in 2018. | The Hunt Saboteurs Association (HSA) stated that: The final…
thecanary.co/opinion/2021/02/02/the-gove…

EU criticizes Kosovo for re-opening embassy in occupied lands
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2021-02-02
TEHRAN, Feb. 02 (MNA) — The EU foreign service has urged Kosovo to reconsider opening an embassy in occupied lands.
en.mehrnews.com/news/169417/EU-criticize…

Cleaning, documenting project of Salt Men in Zanjan
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2021-02-02
TEHRAN, Feb. 02 (MNA) — The following is the video of documenting and cleaning 3 ancient salt men and their belonging at an archaeology museum in the Zanjan province of Iran.
en.mehrnews.com/news/169423/Cleaning-doc…

European countries' defense spending grows 5.6% in 2020
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2021-02-02
TEHRAN, Feb. 02 (MNA) — The Collective Security Treaty Organization's Secretary-General said that Europe's defense spending last year grew by 5.6%, which is thrice the world average.
en.mehrnews.com/news/169435/European-cou…

Indonesia studying case of Iranian ship independently
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2021-02-02
TEHRAN, Feb. 02 (MNA) — On Jan. 25, the Indonesian Coast Guard announced that it had seized two Iranian and Panamanian-flagged tankers in its territorial waters and intends to release both ships by the end of the week if there is no solid evidence.
en.mehrnews.com/news/169427/Indonesia-st…

Parliament's open session on Tuesday
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2021-02-02
TEHRAN, Feb. 02 (MNA) — Iranian lawmakers held an open session chaired by Parliament Speaker Mohammad Bagher Ghalibaf on Tuesday.
en.mehrnews.com/photo/169415/Parliament-…

Iran-India relations enjoy of paramount importance: MoD
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2021-02-02
TEHRAN, Feb. 02 (MNA) — Iranian Minister of Defense Brigadier General Amir Hatami said that the relationship between Islamic Republic of Iran and India is of special significance.
en.mehrnews.com/news/169439/Iran-India-r…

VIDEO: Intl. space station battery upgrade completed
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2021-02-02
TEHRAN, Feb. 02 (MNA) — NASA astronauts completed the second in a pair of spacewalks on Tuesday, installing a European science platform and finishing up a long series of battery replacements outside the International Space Station.
en.mehrnews.com/news/169393/VIDEO-Intl-s…

Illinois May Be First State to Eliminate Money Bail, But the Fight Isn't Over
Staff | truthout.org | 2021-02-02
On January 13, the Illinois legislature passed the Pretrial Fairness Act (as part of HB 3653 SFA2). Once signed, this bill will make the state the first to completely eradicate the use of money bail. | Once fully implemented in 2023, the Pretrial Fairness Act will make Illinois's pretrial syste…
truthout.org/articles/illinois-may-be-fi…

Small Amounts of All Drugs Are Now Decriminalized in Oregon
Staff | truthout.org | 2021-02-02
In what justice advocates celebrated as a major shift away from the devastating and failed policies of the nation's so-called "war on drugs," Oregon on Monday officially became the first state to decriminalize possession of small amounts of all drugs with a new policy that also aims to boost access various related services. | Oregon voters passed Measure 110, also called…
truthout.org/articles/small-amounts-of-a…

On Inauguration Day, Police Nationwide Went After Left-Wing Protesters
Staff | truthout.org | 2021-02-02
The storming of the U.S. Capitol by armed far right activists shifted the political climate for much of the U.S., despite the fact that anti-fascist activists and researchers had been warning for years that this type of response was imminent. While the tone and behavior of the far right had escalated since the election — a result of Donald Trump's failure to win a second term and his explosive conspiracy theories — the events on January 6 showed that the risks were not just street-level…
truthout.org/articles/on-inauguration-da…

Happy Days Ahead for the Pentagon as Beacons Are Lit for the Military-Industrial Complex
_____ | strategic-culture.org | 2021-02-02
President Biden's beacon has been deflected to the rugged trails of aggression, Brian Cloughley writes. | The Washington Post put it gleefully by headlining that as a result of the January 26 Biden-Putin telephone call "The Biden-Putin relationship is already on the rocks." It was no surprise that the profoundly anti-Russia Post would take an entirely negative approach to the U.S.-Russia relationship, whatever the signals might have been, but its reporting of that phone call must have lit up smiles in offices…
strategic-culture.org/news/2021/02/02/ha…

Robinhood: Stealing From the Poor to Give to the Rich
_____ | strategic-culture.org | 2021-02-02
By Thomas KNAPP | In late January, a band of merry men (and women) organized via Reddit and other Internet forums to stick it to The Man. They began buying shares of failing retail chain GameStop to drive its stock price up. | Their target: Wall Street hedge funds engaged in the tactic of "shorting" GameStop's stock. | Their main weapon: Robinhood, an app which allows pretty much anyone to buy stock in small amounts. Its stated mission is to "democratize finance for all." | You've probably read 20 explanations of "shorting" by now, so I'll keep it simple: To "short" a stock is to bet that its price will go down.
strategic-culture.org/news/2021/02/02/ro…

Regime Journalists Mobilize to Ban Competition. And Your Free Speech
Armin Rosen | anti-empire.com | 2021-02-02
"Like many of the other proponents of controlled speech mentioned here, Bazelon's writing has a detectable winking quality to it: Don't worry, dear reader, YOU'RE not the one who's going to be censored. THEY are. In fact, the censorship, so-called, won't even be that bad. You'll hardly notice it." | "One thing that people might not immediately recognize when they hear scary-sounding words like "censorship" is that the act of controlling other people's speech can be gratifying, a psychic net-positive for those who dream of a purified information space."The new enemy is no longer "disinformation" but "misinformatio…
anti-empire.com/regime-journalists-mobil…

Facility for 'Quarantine Objectors' in Germany Ready for Inmates
NDR | anti-empire.com | 2021-02-02
Machine translated from German | Today is the official start, but so far the rooms have not been used. Until Friday afternoon it was not foreseeable that the districts would already make use of the accommodation, said a spokeswoman for the district assembly. In the building on the grounds of the Moltsfelde juvenile detention center in Neumàºnster, there is space for up to six quarantine objectors. The cells are each twelve square meters in size and the facility is closed from the outside. The operator is the Segeberg district and makes them available to the other districts and independent cities. | Housi…
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Germany Rejects French Call to Scrap Russia Gas Pipeline Over Navalny
AFP | anti-empire.com | 2021-02-02
France on Monday urged Germany to scrap a major gas pipeline project with Russia in protest over the detention in Moscow of opposition leader Alexei Navalny, but the plea fell on deaf ears in Berlin. | "We have always said we have the greatest doubts on this project in this context," European Affairs minister Clement Beaune told France Inter radio. | Asked specifically if France wanted Berlin to drop the project, Beaune said: "Indeed, we have already said this." | Nord Stream 2 is a 10 billion euro ($11 billion) pipeline that will run beneath the Baltic Sea and is set to double Russian natural-gas shipments to Ge…
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China's New Aircraft Carrier Killer Is World's Largest Air-Launched Missile
H.I. Sutton | anti-empire.com | 2021-02-02
Navies are racing to develop hypersonic missiles which may change the pace of naval warfare. Russia will deploy the Zircon hypersonic missile aboard warships and submarines. The US Navy has started down the path of the common hypersonic glide body (c-HGB) for its destroyers. Meanwhile China's latest hypersonic weapon is something completely different; it is air launched. | The massive new missile, labelled CH-AS-X-13, is probably the largest air-launched missile in the world. | The missile was first reported by Ankit Panda, the Stanton Senior Fellow at the Nuclear Policy Program, Carnegie Endowment for Internatio…
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Scientists Predict Humans Will Simply Be Giant Rolling Balls of Masks by 2024
The Babylon Bee | anti-empire.com | 2021-02-02
Experts are now predicting that humans will make a giant evolutionary leap forward in the next few years, moving from walking around on two legs to rolling around in a giant ball of masks, thanks to ever-evolving mask guidelines. | "At the current rate of mask growth, humans will evolve to just be rolling around in a giant ball of them within three years," said evolutionary biologist Bob Carson III. "As the mask arms race accelerates, we're already seeing humans wearing three, four, five, six, even seven masks. Projecting that rate out, assuming logarithmic growth — let's see, carry the one… yep. We're all…
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'Sovereign equality required to resolve Cyprus issue'
yenisafak.com | 2021-02-02
The Turkish foreign minister on Tuesday stressed the importance of negotiations based on sovereign equality to resolve the Cyprus issue.Negotiation on sovereign equality is required in resolving the Cyprus issue, "if there is sovereign equality, then there can be two states," Mevlut Cavusoglu told a joint news conference with Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus (TRNC) President Ersin Tatar in Lefkosa.Cavusoglu said that half of the Eastern Mediterranean issue would be solved if they can find a solution for sharing revenues of natural resources in Cyprus.On Monday, Cavusoglu met with Turkish Cypriot authorities as…
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Google agrees to pay over $2.5M for job discrimination
yenisafak.com | 2021-02-02
American tech firm Google has agreed to pay over $2.5 million in total in a job discrimination case to more than 5,500 female employees and overlooked Asian applicants.In a case against the US Department of Labor, the California-based firm will pay a total settlement amount of $2.58 million, according to the document released by the department on Monday.The settlement includes payments of over $1.3 million to 2,565 female engineers, and more than $1.2 million to 1,757 female engineering applicants along with 1,219 Asian engineering applicants for "engineering positions not hired."The company will also set more th…
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Russia's Sputnik V vaccine 'safe, effective': Study
yenisafak.com | 2021-02-02
The Sputnik V coronavirus vaccine developed in Russia has shown "a consistent strong protective effect across all participant age groups," according to a study published in medical journal The Lancet.Interim results from a Phase 3 trial that included some 20,000 people showed 91.6% efficacy of a two-dose regimen of the adenovirus-based vaccine."No serious adverse events were deemed to be associated with vaccination, and most reported adverse events were mild, including flu-like symptoms, pain at the injection site, and weakness or low energy," the article said.Serious complications, such as requiring hospital ad…
yenisafak.com/en/life/russias-sputnik-v-…

Two PKK terrorists surrender to security forces in Turkey
yenisafak.com | 2021-02-02
Two more PKK terrorists have surrendered to Turkish security forces as a result of persuasion efforts, the country's Interior Ministry announced Tuesday.After fleeing from the separatist PKK terror organization, the terrorists surrendered thanks to the persuasion efforts by the police and gendarmerie, the ministry said in a written statement.The terrorists joined the PKK between years 2010 and 2014, and had been active in Iraq, it added.With the latest additions, the number of terrorists who have laid down their arms through persuasion efforts this year has reached 16, it said.In its more than 30-year terror cam…
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Iran less than 2 years away from nuke weapons: Israel
yenisafak.com | 2021-02-02
Israel's Energy Minister Yuval Steinitz warned on Tuesday that Iran needs a year or two to acquire a "nuclear weapon".Speaking to the Israeli Public Broadcasting Corporation, Steinitz claimed that Iran needs "around half a year" to produce enough uranium for a nuclear weapon."As for nuclear weaponry, the range is around one or two years", he said.Steinitz also credited Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and former US President Donald Trump for weakening Iran's goal of acquiring nuclear weapons."The withdrawal [of Trump] from the nuclear deal has weakened Iran," he said.Senior Israeli officials, including…
yenisafak.com/en/news/iran-less-than-2-y…

General strike in Israeli city after two Arabs killed
yenisafak.com | 2021-02-02
A general strike was staged in the Israel's Arab city of Tamra on Tuesday after the killing of two Arabs by Israeli police a day earlier.Eyewitnesses told Anadolu Agency that all stores and markets in the city closed amid a state of anger over the killing. | Israeli police said the two Arabs were shot dead while confronting armed suspects."Policemen noticed four suspects firing at a home in the city and when they tried to arrest them, fire was opened at the policemen," a police statement read.Media reports said later that one of the dead was not involved in the incident.The Israeli Broadcasting Corporation networ…
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Bangladesh purchased Israel-made surveillance equipment, says report
MEE and agencies | middleeasteye.net | 2021-02-02
Bangladesh purchased Israel-made surveillance equipment, says report | Dhaka, which denies the claims made by Al Jazeera, has no formal diplomatic relations with Israel | MEE and agencies | Tue, 02/02/2021 – 11: 18 | Bangladesh's foreign minister has denied that his government had purchased the Israeli-made surveillance equipment (AFP) | Bangladesh has been accused of buying Israeli-made surveillance equipme…
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Bogazici protests: Police arrest more than a hundred protesters at top Turkish university
MEE and agencies | middleeasteye.net | 2021-02-02
Bogazici protests: Police arrest more than a hundred protesters at top Turkish university | Students have been protesting the appointment of Melih Bulu as rector of Bogazici University by President Erdogan for nearly a month | MEE and agencies | Tue, 02/02/2021 – 07: 32 | Bulu is the first rector of a university to be appointed from outside a university since a military coup in 1950 (Reuters) | Turkish polic…
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Imperial hosts new international scholarships for women in STEM
imperial.ac.uk | 2021-02-02
Imperial will host a new scholarship programme for international female scientists.
imperial.ac.uk/news/212293/imperial-hosts-international-scholarships-women-stem

Imperial joins forces with Black British in STEM
imperial.ac.uk | 2021-02-02
Imperial College London is one of the first universities to join the Black British in STEM University Alliance.
imperial.ac.uk/news/213933/imperial-joins-forces-with-black-british

Verso il 2030, è Nato il futuro
Manlio Dinucci | globalresearch.ca | 2021-02-02
La Nato guarda al futuro. Per questo il Segretario generale Jens Stoltenberg ha convocato, il 4 febbraio in videoconferenza, studenti e giovani leader dei paesi dell'Alleanza perché propongano ´nuove idee per la Nato 2030 ª. | L'iniziativa rientra nel crescente coinvolgimento di …
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Em direcàßà£o a 2030, nasceu (è NATO) o futuro
Manlio Dinucci | globalresearch.ca | 2021-02-02
A NATO está a olhar para o futuro.* Por isso, é que o Secretário Geral, Jens Stoltenberg, apelou aos estudantes e jovens líderes dos países da Alianàßa para proporem "novas ideias para a NATO 2030", em 4 de Fevereiro, numa …
globalresearch.ca/em-direccao-a-2030-nas…

Protests set to intensify across Poland as abortion ban comes into effect
Peoples Dispatch | zcomm.org | 2021-02-02
The National Women's Strike in Poland called for countrywide protests after the controversial judgment by the Polish constitutional court banning abortions in case of fetal defects came into effect on Wednesday…
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Shock rocker Marilyn Manson dropped by record label amid slew of horrific abuse claims, calls them 'distortion of reality'
rt.com | 2021-02-02
'Westworld' actor and activist Evan Rachel Wood, 33, has gone public with allegations against shock rocker Marilyn Manson, 52, claiming years of physical, domestic and sexual abuse as psychological torment. | Wood met Manson when she was 18 and he was 36, and began a relationship with the rock star which lasted from 2007 to their short-lived engagement in 2010. | Wood previously testified before the House Judiciary Subcommittee in 2018 about both sexual and domestic abuse at the hands of a then-unnamed accuser, alleging, among other forms of abuse, "threats against my life, severe gaslighting and brainwashing,…
rt.com/usa/514337-marilyn-manson-abuse-s…

FBI confirms 2 agents killed, 3 wounded in suspected child porn raid in Florida
rt.com | 2021-02-02
Two agents were killed, three wounded during a raid in Sunrise, Florida, the FBI said in a statement to media. They were attempting to serve a warrant on a suspect for child pornography possession when he opened fire on them. | Sunrise Police warned residents of Nob Hill Road to remain in their homes on Tuesday morning, after a raid on a suspect's home went disastrously wrong. Law enforcement sources told the Miami Herald that at least five FBI agents were shot as they attempted to serve a warrant on a su…
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Conservative 'Avenger' Ted Cruz fights evil environmentalists and dastardly Democrats, gets ridiculed online
rt.com | 2021-02-02
Texas senator and apparent superhero geek Ted Cruz has been roasted online for his peculiar takeaway from the smash-hit Marvel movies, namely that "rabid environmentalists" were the bad guys all along. | Speaking to conservative pundit Michael Knowles on Monday, Cruz complained that President Joe Biden's environmental crusade would cost jobs, and infringe on the freedom of Americans to work however they want. Biden's job-killing environmentalism isn't just bad for oil and gas workers, he argued: it places the…
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Democrats seek to strip Marjorie Taylor Greene of House committee assignments to negate 'future harm' from 'QAnon Congresswoman'
rt.com | 2021-02-02
Democrats are demanding the GOP purge Georgia Congresswoman Marjorie Taylor Greene from two House committees over her supposed "inflammatory and false statements," apparently with support of some Republicans. | Representatives Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-Florida), Ted Deutch (D-Florida) and Jahana Hayes (D-Connecticut) submitted a resolution on Monday demanding Greene be removed from the House Education & Labor Committee and the House Budget Committee. | "Reducing the future harm that she can cause in Congress, and denying her a seat at committee tables where fact-based policies will be drafted, is both a suit…
rt.com/usa/514321-democrats-mtg-committe…

Marjorie Greene Taylor hits back after Mitch McConnell dubs her 'GOP cancer,' says 'weak Republicans' will doom party & country
rt.com | 2021-02-02
Georgia Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene has responded to a scathing attack by Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell — who dubbed her a "cancer" for the GOP — insisting that "weak" Republicans would be the country's downfall. | "The real cancer for the Republican Party is weak Republicans who only know how to lose gracefully," the freshman GOP congresswoman wrote in a tweet on Monday night. | This is why we are losing our country. | The real cancer for the Republican Party is weak Republicans who only know how to lose gracefully. | This is why we are losing our country.– Marjorie Taylor Greene &#…
rt.com/usa/514324-taylor-greene-weak-rep…

Google agrees to $3.8 million payout to settle US discrimination lawsuit
rt.com | 2021-02-02
Tech giant Google has agreed to a $3.8 million settlement with the US Department of Labor after a lawsuit accusing the company of "systemic compensation and hiring discrimination" with thousands of women and Asian applicants. | The Department of Labor's Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs investigated Google's actions between September 1, 2014 and August 31, 2017, finding differences in the company's hiring rates between female and Asian individuals and other potential employees. | Google will distribute $1.3 million in backdated pay to 2,565 employees, and $1.2mn to over 3,000 applicants, as part o…
rt.com/usa/514401-google-settlement-disc…

Elon Musk takes Twitter hiatus after publicly backing bitcoin & acknowledging his comments could affect markets
rt.com | 2021-02-02
Elon Musk has announced that he is staying off Twitter for the time being, after a headline-grabbing week in which he made market-shaking comments about cryptocurrencies and the ongoing GameStop stock drama. | "Off Twitter for a while," the world's richest man tweeted, without elaborating on the reason for his social media sabbatical. | Off Twitter for a while– Elon Musk (@elonmusk) February 2, 2021 | Although no stranger to the media limelight, Musk has had an unusually chaotic week, in which he voiced support for…
rt.com/usa/514351-musk-twitter-bitcoin-b…

Acronyms are 'symptoms of white supremacy', says San Francisco public schools' art dept, after dropping its abbreviation
rt.com | 2021-02-02
The San Francisco Unified School District Arts Department has decided to abandon its acronym, apparently in a bid to end racism — but many Twitter users have failed to appreciate this historic step forward for equality. | Formerly known as 'VAPA', short for 'Visual and Performing Arts', the department announced that going forward it would be referred to as the SFUSD Arts Department because "acronyms are a symptom of white supremacy culture," a local ABC affiliate reported.
rt.com/usa/514368-san-francisco-schools-…

5 children and 1 man killed in apparent mass shooting in Oklahoma, police say
rt.com | 2021-02-02
Six people, including five small children, were killed in a shooting in Muskogee, Oklahoma. The suspected gunman was arrested after a brief chase, but police are still investigating the circumstances of the hideous crime. | Police responded to a call of a suspected shooting at a residence at 1: 30 a.m. Tuesday. The responding officers said they found an armed suspect and opened fire, but missed and the suspect fled. The alleged assailant was eventually detained after a brief chase and is now in custody. | Police say they found one man and four small children dead inside the house. A fifth child died while being…
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November 17th, 1973 and the Legacy of State Terror
David Rovics | counterpunch.org | 2021-02-02
In a prison hospital in Athens, Greece, a man named Dimitris Koufontinas lies unconscious most of the time. Almost a month into a water-only hunger strike, one of his tremendously weakened organs could fail, and he could die at any moment. As always, there's a lot happening in the world. Ongoing wars between countries, civil…
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UAE confident F-35 jets sale will go through despite Biden review, says ambassador
MEE staff | middleeasteye.net | 2021-02-02
UAE confident F-35 jets sale will go through despite Biden review, says ambassador | UAE ambassador to Washington, Yousef al-Otaiba, says if US plans to pivot from Middle East to China it cannot 'take tools away from your partners' | MEE staff | Tue, 02/02/2021 – 15: 52 | The US agreed to sale of F-35 jets to Abu Dhabi following normalisation agreement between UAE and Israel (AFP) | The United Arab Emirates is confident t…
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Biden urged to publicly support rights of citizens to boycott Israel
MEE staff | middleeasteye.net | 2021-02-02
Biden urged to publicly support rights of citizens to boycott Israel | Human Rights Watch calls on Biden administration to renounce Trump-era policy that labelled BDS movement as antisemitic | MEE staff | Tue, 02/02/2021 – 16: 47 | The BDS movement was founded in 2005 and modelled after a similar campaign credited with ending apartheid in South Africa (AFP/File photo) | A leading human rights group has called on US Presid…
www.middleeasteye.net/news/hrw-calls-bid…

Turkey held talks with UK to purchase aircraft carrier
Ragip Soylu | middleeasteye.net | 2021-02-02
Turkey held talks with UK to purchase aircraft carrier | Britain last year offered to help Ankara locally produce vessel after declining to sell one | Ragip Soylu | Tue, 02/02/2021 – 13: 55 | Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan launches a locally produced Turkish warship into the water in Istanbul, Turkey on 23 January 2021 (Turkish Presidency) | The Turkish government held consultations with the UK to procure a new or s…
www.middleeasteye.net/news/turkey-uk-air…

5G Danger: 13 Reasons 5G Wireless Technology Will Be a Catastrophe for Humanity
Makia Freeman | globalresearch.ca | 2021-02-02
Important article first publish on September 24, 2019 | The 5G danger can't be overstated. | 5G (5th Generation) is now being actively rolled out in many cities around the world. Simultaneously, as awareness over its horrific health and privacy impacts is …
globalresearch.ca/5g-danger-13-reasons-5…

As The Doomsday Clock Nears Midnight, We Can Abolish Nuclear Weapons
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2021-02-02
On January 22, the Treaty for the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons went into effect. This treaty, which is supported by more than two-thirds of the countries in the world but none of the nuclear states, is groundbreaking in many ways and is a significant step toward nuclear disarmament at a time when the threat of nuclear war is the highest it has ever been. I speak with Seth Shelden of the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons about the treaty, how it came about, what it will do and what people in the United States can do to press our government to ratify it.
popularresistance.org/abolish-nuclear-we…

Gamestop–And the Game That Never Stops!
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2021-02-02
This past week a video game company in trouble, Gamestop, became the center of media attention. Day traders had driven up the company's stock price by thousands of percent in just one day. The mainstream media narrative was the 'small guy' investor challenged the big boys of finance who had bet Gamestop stock price would contract, not rise sharply. The little investor, so the story goes, initially won big but Gamestop's stock price escalation was stopped in its tracks by coordinated forces of Wall St., as trading was abruptly halted later in the day in the midst of the run-up. But that narrative, that media spin,…
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Kosovo establishes diplomatic relations with Israel, will open embassy in Jerusalem
Peoples Dispatch | peoplesdispatch.org | 2021-02-02
Kosovo is the latest in a line of countries which have decided to normalize their relations with Israel, while being only the third to open its embassy in Jerusalem…
peoplesdispatch.org/2021/02/02/kosovo-es…

Electric cars and China: Another great leap forward
Deirdre Griswold | workers.org | 2021-02-02
China is now the world's biggest market for automobiles, accounting for a third of global car sales. "It is bigger than the American and Japanese auto markets combined. GM and Volkswagen both sell more cars through joint ventures in China than in their home markets." (NY Times Business Section, Jan. . . . | Continue reading Electric cars and China: Another great leap forward at Workers.org
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The Failings of Our Unemployment Insurance System Are There by Design
Marty Hart-Landsberg | zcomm.org | 2021-02-02
This history makes clear that nothing will be given to us. We need and deserve a better unemployment insurance system. And to get it, we are going to have to fight for it…
zcomm.org/znetarticle/the-failings-of-ou…

Six Questions for Justin Farrell, 'Billionaire Wilderness' Author
Chuck Collins | zcomm.org | 2021-02-02
Concentrating wealth hasn't just disrupted our major cities. It's now changing our towns and countryside. Author Justin Farrell shows us how…
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Asylum For Sale
Cristine | zcomm.org | 2021-02-02
Review of Asylum For Sale: Profit and Protest in the Migration Industry, Edited by Siobhán McGuirk and Adrienne Pine (PM Press, 2020)…
zcomm.org/znetarticle/asylum-for-sale/

Psychology: Pretending There Is Nothing Wrong
Rod Driver | zcomm.org | 2021-02-02
The human brain is capable of great insights and independent thought, but we have conditioned ourselves not to ask too many difficult questions, because we are afraid of the answers…
zcomm.org/znetarticle/psychology-pretend…

No More Anti-Protest Laws
Laura Finley | zcomm.org | 2021-02-02
To date, 43 states have considered and 26 have enacted some type of anti-protest law…
zcomm.org/znetarticle/no-more-anti-prote…

The Two Things Unions Traded Away That Handed Workers to Trump
Staughton Lynd | zcomm.org | 2021-02-02
Industrial workers know their unions can't stop plant closures…
zcomm.org/znetarticle/the-two-things-uni…

Latinx Farmworkers Are Purchasing Failing Farms From White Owners
Laura Flanders | zcomm.org | 2021-02-02
Latinx farm owners stand at the intersection of racial justice and food justice and offer new hope in the future of sustainable farming in the U.S.
zcomm.org/znetarticle/latinx-farmworkers…

Friday 2/19: UC Berkeley Day of Remembrance of E.O. 9066 Japanese American Prison Camps WWII
UC Berkeley Nikkei Student Union | indybay.org | 2021-02-02
Virtual event…
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Explosive Video Exposes MI6 Links to Alexei Navalny
RT | dissidentvoice.org | 2021-02-02
RT's Murad Gazdiev reports on new evidence of links between MI6 and Russian opposition figure and activist Alexei Navalny. Then author and professor of international human rights Dan Kovalik joins Rick Sanchez to discuss the role of the US and UK in fomenting political discord in Russia and other countries.
dissidentvoice.org/2021/02/explosive-vid…

Protests take place in Spain against persecution of rapper Pablo Hasel
Peoples Dispatch | peoplesdispatch.org | 2021-02-02
The Spanish national court served a notice to Hasel last week asking him to surrender within ten days to face imprisonment. Hasel was convicted on charges of "glorifying terrorism, insulting the crown and state institutions", and faces a two-year prison term…
peoplesdispatch.org/2021/02/02/protests-…

'Now is not the time to count pennies': Sanders says GOP relief plan won't cut it, urges democrats to keep election promises
Jake Johnson | nationofchange.org | 2021-02-02
"What the Republicans are talking about is just totally inadequate to meet the unprecedented crises that we're facing."
nationofchange.org/2021/02/02/now-is-not…

US Pressure on China; The Thai Connection
Christopher Black | asia-pacificresearch.com | 2021-02-02
asia-pacificresearch.com/us-pressure-on-…

Thursday 2/4: On The Frontline: Care & Relief Needed Now Mass Movement Call
The Frontline coalition | indybay.org | 2021-02-02
Online event…
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Russia Confronts International Law: Nyet, Nyet
Daniel Warner | counterpunch.org | 2021-02-02
"What good is international law when countries do whatever they want?" I aggressively asked my international law professor years ago. "Well," he replied with a certain pride, "the United States president usually confers with the State Department legal adviser before he sends troops somewhere." "But does that change anything?" I insisted. "No," he replied,…
counterpunch.org/2021/02/02/russia-confr…

Wednesday 2/3: Black Lives Matter At School: California Schools Edition
SJUECP | indybay.org | 2021-02-02
Online event…
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California YIMBY Comms Director Lies About Berkeley Parks
ParkNonymous | indybay.org | 2021-02-02
Matthew Lewis, the Communications Director for the lobby group California YIMBY, has been spreading disinformation about available park space in Berkeley. The CAYIMBY Communications Director is messaging on social media for the purpose of riling public open against People's Park.
indybay.org/newsitems/2021/02/01/1883970…

The Imperial Presidency Comes Home to Roost
Tom Engelhardt | counterpunch.org | 2021-02-02
Joe Biden's got a problem — and so do I. And so, in fact, do we. At 76 years old, you'd think I'd experienced it all when it comes to this country and its presidencies. Or most of it, anyway. I've been around since Franklin D. Roosevelt was president. Born on July 20, 1944, I'm a little "young" to remember him, though I was a war baby in an era when Congress still sometimes declared war before America made it.
counterpunch.org/2021/02/02/the-imperial…

'Operation Lost Angels' recovers 33 missing children during Human Trafficking Awareness Month
Ashley Curtin | nationofchange.org | 2021-02-02
Child trafficking cases have increases in recent years.
nationofchange.org/2021/02/02/operation-…

China's Economy, Technology, and Military Is Racing Past the West?
Jeff J. Brown | globalresearch.ca | 2021-02-02
All Global Research articles can be read in 27 languages by activating the "Translate Website" drop down menu on the top banner of our home page (Desktop version). | *** | The administration of former US President Donald Trump, escalated tensions …
globalresearch.ca/china-economy-technolo…

Catholic panel wrestles with gap between Biden, bishops on sexuality issues
Mark Gruenberg | peoplesworld.org | 2021-02-02
WASHINGTON–When it comes to comprehensive immigration reform, combatting climate change, tackling endemic racism, and closing the yawning gap between the rich and the rest of us, the nation's Catholic bishops, its president who is a practicing Catholic, Joe Biden, and Pope Francis I are all on the same page. So are Biden, the bishops, and …
peoplesworld.org/article/catholic-panel-…

'Slow-motion genocide': West Papuan liberation leader describes Indonesian occupation
Steve Sweeney | peoplesworld.org | 2021-02-02
This article was first published in Morning Star on Jan. 29, 2021. It has been an incredible journey for exiled West Papuan leader Benny Wenda. From a childhood spent living in poverty in the mountains where he witnessed his auntie being raped by Indonesian soldiers to a daring escape from prison in 2002, his "long …
peoplesworld.org/article/slow-motion-gen…

After Trump, what prospects for Biden in the Global imperial disorder?
Claudio Katz | mronline.org | 2021-02-02
The United States seeks to regain its sagging world dominance by capturing wealth, quelling rebellions, and deterring competitors. It supports this operation with gigantic military power and a burdensome arms economy.
mronline.org/2021/02/02/after-trump-what…

Sunday 2/7: Ma Rainey's Black Bottom & conversation with producer, Constanza Romero
UUSF Forum | indybay.org | 2021-02-02
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'Who ended the Holocaust?'
Eds. | mronline.org | 2021-02-02
The 2014 coup is now called with masterly irony in Wikipedia "The Revolution of Dignity." That is a Big Lie even Josef Goebbels would have envied.
mronline.org/2021/02/02/who-ended-the-ho…

Libyan factions meet in Geneva to decide on interim government
Peoples Dispatch | peoplesdispatch.org | 2021-02-02
Representatives of Libyan groups are meeting in Geneva from February 1-5 to decide on a prime minister and a three-member presidency council from a list of 45 candidates…
peoplesdispatch.org/2021/02/02/libyan-fa…

Police officers suspended after pepper-spraying 9-year-old girl on video
Andrew Emett | nationofchange.org | 2021-02-02
"I'm not going to stand here and tell you that for a 9-year-old to have to be pepper-sprayed is OK. It's not."
nationofchange.org/2021/02/02/police-off…

An appreciation of the magnificent Cicely Tyson
Monica Moorehead | workers.org | 2021-02-02
Harriet Tubman in "A Woman Called Moses," "The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman," as Coretta Scott King in "King," Rebecca in "Sounder" and the mother of Rosa Parks in "The Rosa Parks Story" — these are just some of the roles and movies that the great Cicely Tyson either portrayed . . . | Continue reading An appreciation of the magnificent Cicely Tyson at Workers.org
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Capitalist greed kills six poultry workers in Georgia
Dianne Mathiowetz | workers.org | 2021-02-02
Atlanta, Ga. Jan. 31 — Prior to Jan. 28, most of us were likely unaware of the death-rendering results of exposure to liquid nitrogen, including the low-wage workers at Foundation Food Group in Gainesville, Ga. It is used in food processing plants across the country to rapidly freeze products for . . . | Continue reading Capitalist greed kills six poultry workers in Georgia at Workers.org
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Mine Workers hail order for emergency anti-coronavirus standard
Mark Gruenberg | peoplesworld.org | 2021-02-02
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"We're in a national emergency," President Biden says
John Bachtell | peoplesworld.org | 2021-02-02
"We're in a national emergency. We need to act like we're in a national emergency." President Biden declared on Jan. 22. As he signed a flurry of sweeping executive orders. "Families are going hungry. People are at risk of being evicted." The orders increase the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), school lunch assistance, require federal …
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Black coordinators establish Super Bowl history in Tampa Bay
Fred Goodall | peoplesworld.org | 2021-02-02
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Diversity matters to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, the first team to reach the Super Bowl with a trio of Black assistant coaches serving as coordinators. Byron Leftwich calls plays for a potent offense led by Tom Brady, Todd Bowles orchestrates a stingy defense that's helped the team to Sunday's NFL title …
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UC Fencing at People's Park Torn Down and Delivered to Sproul Hall
Defend People's Park | indybay.org | 2021-02-02
The fencing the University of California Berkeley had placed around People's Park came down on January 29 during a Rally to Save Peoples Park. Much of it was carried up Telegraph Avenue and placed on the steps of Sproul Hall on campus.
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Haitians continue struggle against US-backed MoàØse regime
Peoples Dispatch | peoplesdispatch.org | 2021-02-02
A new wave of protests began in Haiti on January 10 against US backed president Jovenel MoàØse and his attempt to extend his term in office till Feb 2022.
peoplesdispatch.org/2021/02/02/haitians-…

Sue Severin Presente!
tfaadmin | taskforceamericas.org | 2021-02-02
Sue Severin was a model militant and an inspiration. She was a longtime board member of the Task Force on the Americas and passed at the age of 83 on November 17, 2020. She was at times a scholar, an activist, an educator, a devoted mother, a political campaign manager, a dedicated walker and talker,…
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History: 'Who Ended the Holocaust?' The Liberation of Auschwitz
Martin Sieff | globalresearch.ca | 2021-02-02
All Global Research articles can be read in 27 languages by activating the "Translate Website" drop down menu on the top banner of our home page (Desktop version). | *** | Today in the West, real history continues to be suppressed and …
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The Politics of Debt Can Strangle a Society, Just Look at What Happened to Rome
Joe Costello | counterpunch.org | 2021-02-02
For the democratically ambitious, an obvious issue to focus on is debt. And I'm not talking about government debt, which is certainly part of the problem, but debt across the whole societal spectrum — corporate, personal, and government. At this point, one is tempted to throw out a bunch of numbers to make the case,…
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PHAD: A MMT Solution to Homelessness
Phelan Acheson | realprogressives.org | 2021-02-02
Do you know of the constitutional power of 'eminent domain'? | From Cornel Law School's Legal Information Institute: "Eminent domain refers to the power of the government to take private property and convert it into public use. The Fifth Amendment provides that the government may…
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What's at Stake in Ecuador's Elections?
Harvey Goldberg | indybay.org | 2021-02-02
Andrés Arauz is the candidate for President of Union Por La Esperanza. Despite years of repression of the progressive/left, this party allied with former President Rafael Correa has led in all polls over the last month. | Photo credit: andresarauz.ec…
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Settlers Damage 15 Palestinian-owned Vehicles, 3 Homes near Salfit
Ali Salam | imemc.org | 2021-02-02
Fifteen Palestinian-owned vehicles and three homes were vandalized, on Monday, by illegal Israeli settlers in Kifl Hares town, west of Salfit, in the northern occupied West Bank, Palestinian WAFA News Agency reported. Issam Abu Yacoub, the mayor of Kifl Hares said that illegal settlers stormed the town, under the cover of the Israeli army, adding …
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White or Wealth Supremacy?
Grant Molen | realprogressives.org | 2021-02-02
The Smith-Mundt Act of 1948 authorized the dissemination of US state department propaganda to foreign nations deemed a threat to American democracy. This act has been a useful tool for intelligence operatives who have repeatedly sought to stamp out populist revolutions in countries with access to valuable natural resources. Through the spread of propaganda and the arming of US aligned insurgency groups, the US has been able to foment confusion and discord in foreign populations resulting in unwinnable political battles, power struggles and weak leadership representing the working people's interests. In the pow…
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The Imperial Presidency Comes Home to Roost
Editor | scheerpost.com | 2021-02-02
Gage Skidmore / CC BY-SA 2.0] By TOM ENGELHARDT / TomDispatch Joe Biden's got a problem — and so do I. And so, in fact, do we. At 76 years old, you'd think I'd experienced it all when it comes to this country and its presidencies. Or most of it, anyway. I've been around since Franklin D. Roosevelt was president. Born on July 20, 1944, I'm a little "young" to remember him, though I was a war baby… | Source…
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Kabul Must Identify The Perpetrators Of The Terrorist Attack Against The Russian Embassy
oneworld.press | 2021-02-02
Based on the statement of the representative of the Russian Foreign Ministry, Kabul should investigate all the circumstances of the terrorist attack as soon as possible and identify the persons involved in its implementation.
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Revoke police license to kill disabled people!
Edward Yudelovich | workers.org | 2021-02-02
People with untreated mental illness are 16 times more likely to be killed during a police encounter than other civilians approached or stopped by law enforcement, according to a study released December 2015 by the Treatment Advocacy Center. Disability rights journalist David M. Perry, whose son has Down syndrome, documented . . . | Continue reading Revoke police license to kill disabled people! at Workers.org
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Building a Nuclear Weapon-Free World
Yanis Iqbal | dissidentvoice.org | 2021-02-02
On January 22, 2021, the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons (TPNW) became international law for the 122 states who signed the agreement in July 2017. Article 1a of TPNW states: "Each State Party undertakes never under any circumstances to… Develop, test, produce, manufacture, otherwise acquire, possess or stockpile nuclear weapons or other nuclear explosive …
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Tampa activists rally against police brutality and Gov. DeSantis' anti-protest bill
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2021-02-02
Tampa, FL – On January 30, the Tampa Bay Community Action Committee (TBCAC), alongside other local organizations and around two dozen people gathered near city hall to demand that state legislators reject HB1, the repressive bill being proposed by Governor Ron DeSantis. | William Blake, a member of TBCAC, said, "This bill is a huge attack on those fighting for police accountability in Florida. It would legalize running over a protester, something we've seen many times in Tampa, as well as giving felonies to those exercising basic constitutional rights." The bill, which was proposed during the uprisings of the sum…
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China Building Digital Silk Road Stretching from Asia Through Africa to Europe
RT News | asia-pacificresearch.com | 2021-02-02
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Trump's White Mob
Jeffrey Sachs | indybay.org | 2021-02-02
Trump may have been unusually heavy-handed in his race-baiting. But his approach fits perfectly with the party's approach, which it has taken at least since Republicans adopted the "Southern Strategy" in the 1968 election in the wake of the Civil Rights Acts.
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Switzerland's Dangerous Turn to the Far Right
Franklin Frederick | globalresearch.ca | 2021-02-02
All Global Research articles can be read in 27 languages by activating the "Translate Website" drop down menu on the top banner of our home page (Desktop version). | *** | On 25 September 2020, the Swiss Parliament passed a revision of …
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PNN: "UNRWA anticipates US resumption of financial support "
IMEMC & Agencies | imemc.org | 2021-02-02
January 31, 2021 (PNN) — UNRWA spokesperson Sami Mushasha'a expected, within days, that the United States of America will announce the official return of the financial donation to the agency, which was the largest donor until 2017, at $ 360 million, which is a quarter of the agency's budget. In an interview with "Voice of …
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A Week After Saying 'Wear Two Masks', Fauci Says It 'Won't Make a Difference'
Steve Watson | globalresearch.ca | 2021-02-02
All Global Research articles can be read in 27 languages by activating the "Translate Website" drop down menu on the top banner of our home page (Desktop version). | *** | Less than one week after advising Americans that wearing two or …
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'Cancel The Rents': People across the US mobilize calling for housing relief
Peoples Dispatch | peoplesdispatch.org | 2021-02-02
The Party for Socialism and Liberation organized a three-day nationwide campaign with demonstrations in 30 different locations calling for government intervention in the spiraling housing crisis…
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Vietnamese Communists close their 13th National Congress
Amiad Horowitz | peoplesworld.org | 2021-02-02
The Communist Party of Vietnam has ended its 13th National Congress. The National Congress which is the highest governing body of the CPV meets every five years to decide on a direction for the country and to elect new party leadership. Among the more important decisions to come out of the 13th Congress was the …
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The 3rd Party Resurgence
Phelan Acheson | realprogressives.org | 2021-02-02
"The men the American people admire most extravagantly are the most daring liars; the men they detest most violently are those who try to tell them the truth." H.L. Mencken | This article is part of a three-part series on the history of parties and partisan politics in America. "The Democratic Party is ideologically bankrupt. … They have no ideology. Their ideology is opportunism." Bernie Sanders | The millennium marked the beginning of the end for the duopoly. A third-party resurgence was, and is, underway. Here are just five party examples: | Green Party — 2001 | A federation…
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The Lockdown: The Largest Experiment on Humans Ever Seen
Rob Slane | globalresearch.ca | 2021-02-02
All Global Research articles can be read in 27 languages by activating the "Translate Website" drop down menu on the top banner of our home page (Desktop version). | *** | Which is the more reasonable approach a society might take in …
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Opposition mounts to San Francisco school board approval of racialist renaming of schools
WSWS repost | indybay.org | 2021-02-02
As educators across the US enter into struggle against the ruling class drive to reopen the schools, the renaming of schools based on the racialist falsification of history and attack on revolutionary figures such as Washington, Jefferson and Lincoln serves to divide the working class.
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Kabul Must Identify The Perpetrators Of The Terrorist Attack Against The Russian Embassy
oneworld.press | 2021-02-02
Based on the statement of the representative of the Russian Foreign Ministry, Kabul should investigate all the circumstances of the terrorist attack as soon as possible and identify the persons involved in its implementation.
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West Virginia Newspaper Company Accuses Google, Facebook of Digital Advertising Antitrust Violations
Chris Dickerson | globalresearch.ca | 2021-02-02
All Global Research articles can be read in 27 languages by activating the "Translate Website" drop down menu on the top banner of our home page (Desktop version). | *** | The state's largest newspaper company has filed a federal antitrust lawsuit …
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Israeli Soldiers Injure Three Palestinians, Abduct Another, Near Jenin
IMEMC News | imemc.org | 2021-02-02
Israeli soldiers injured, Monday, three Palestinians, and abducted one, in Jenin governorate, in northern West Bank. Medical sources have confirmed that the soldiers shot, on Monday evening, a young man, from Sielet al-Harithiya town, northwest of Jenin, while he was walking near the Annexation Wall near Barta'a town, southwest of Jenin. They added that the …
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The Imperial Presidency Comes Home to Roost
stclair | counterpunch.org | 2021-02-02
Joe Biden's got a problem — and so do I. And so, in fact, do we. At 76 years old, you'd think I'd experienced it all when it comes to this country and its presidencies. Or most of it, anyway. I've been around since Franklin D. Roosevelt was president. Born on July 20, 1944, I'm a little "young" to remember him, though I was a war baby in an era when Congress still sometimes declared war before America made it.
counterpunch.org/2021/02/02/the-imperial…

Latest Trump EPA rule to get tossed? The 'secret science' ban
Zoya Teirstein | peoplesworld.org | 2021-02-02
Former President Donald Trump will forever leave his mark on the federal government, but some of his administration's rules aren't standing the test of time. President Biden wants to reconsider and possibly scrap more than 100 anti-environmental actions his predecessor took during his term, including Trump's efforts to weaken protections for migratory birds and gray wolves and …
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Psychology: Pretending There Is Nothing Wrong
Rod Driver | globalresearch.ca | 2021-02-02
All Global Research articles can be read in 27 languages by activating the "Translate Website" drop down menu on the top banner of our home page (Desktop version). | *** | "One of the saddest lessons of history is this: If we've …
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Putting Our Public Forests into Carbon Reserves
George Wuerthner | counterpunch.org | 2021-02-02
The Biden Administration supports protecting 30% of US lands by 2030 or what is termed the 30 x 30 proposal. One of the best ways to meet that 30 by 30 goals would be to put all national forests and BLM lands off-limits to logging. Not only does this help to move the country closer…
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Working Class Dismissed
John Siener | realprogressives.org | 2021-02-02

| Our representation, | Is all grandiose presentation, | A premeditated conjuration, | Of the celebrity encapsulation we crave, | We cave, | When our Yaaas Kweens are trending, | Pandering, pretending, | As the resistance is suspending, | The insistence on breaking the system, | Cools to bending | Persistence on equality, pending, | As sleepy privi-liberals get back to sending, | For brunch. | Our cries for an uprising, | Now muffled by mimosa glasses, | Increasingly silenced as…
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Tallahassee: Slave-owner statue officially removed. Victory for 5-year SDS campaign
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2021-02-02
Tallahassee, FL — Florida State University's (FSU) Presidential Task Force on Anti-Racism, Equity and Inclusion recently released their recommendation to permanently remove the Eppes statue and change the names of Eppes Hall and B. K. Roberts Hall. On January 27, FSU President John Thrasher approved the task force recommendation. This decision comes after years of campaigning and struggle from FSU's campus chapter of Students for a Democratic Society (SDS). | FSU SDS had been organizing around this issue for about five years, and the campaign has seen many victories and losses. In 2016, SDS sponsored a non-…
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Israeli Forces Demolish Residential Tents in the Northern Jordan Valley
Ali Salam | imemc.org | 2021-02-02
Israeli occupation soldiers, on Monday, dismantled residential tents and agricultural structures, and seized a vehicle in the northern Jordan Valley, Quds News Network has reported. Israeli forces stormed the northern occupied West Bank village of Khirbet Humsa al-Fouqa, sealing off the area, before demolishing Palestinian-owned residential tents and farming structures, according to QNN correspondent. He …
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The Strategic Consequences Of Myanmar's State Of Emergency: The Quad vs. China & Russia?>
oneworld.press | 2021-02-01
The Tatmadaw's decision to impose a year-long state of emergency in response to the formerly ruling National League for Democracy's refusal to seriously investigate the military's accusations of fraud stemming from last November's contested elections will temporarily revert Myanmar back to its prior regional pariah status, one which will be exposed to multidimensional pressure from the US-backed Quad while China and Russia seek to stabilize the country in support of its political transition towards new elections in twelve months' time.
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What is happening in Myanmar?
Peoples Dispatch | peoplesdispatch.org | 2021-02-01
Myanmar's military has staged a coup and detained state counselor Aung San Suu Kyi along with other top leaders of the state, including president U Win Myint. The UN said that the coup was totally unacceptable as it is an "attempt to undermine democracy and rule of law."
peoplesdispatch.org/2021/02/01/what-is-h…

The Strategic Consequences Of Myanmar's State Of Emergency: The Quad vs. China & Russia?>
oneworld.press | 2021-02-01
The Tatmadaw's decision to impose a year-long state of emergency in response to the formerly ruling National League for Democracy's refusal to seriously investigate the military's accusations of fraud stemming from last November's contested elections will temporarily revert Myanmar back to its prior regional pariah status, one which will be exposed to multidimensional pressure from the US-backed Quad while China and Russia seek to stabilize the country in support of its political transition towards new elections in twelve months' time.
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Military in Myanmar stages a coup, detains Aung San Suu Kyi and other political activists
Peoples Dispatch | peoplesdispatch.org | 2021-02-01
The military declared that state power has been handed to the commander-in-chief of the armed forces, general Min Aung Hlaing, and a state of emergency has been imposed for one year…
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Myanmar Needs International Support During Its State Of Emergency
oneworld.press | 2021-02-01
The worst-case scenario would be if some governments refuse to recognize what happened and continue to regard Suu Kyi as the "State Counsellor". That could create a destabilizing situation somewhat resembling what's happening right now in Belarus and Venezuela where a handful of countries recognize opposition figures as those states' legitimate leaders after contested elections even though they don't hold any power in reality.
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Bangladesh-Based 'Rohingyas' Mustn't Agitate For Regime Change In Myanmar
oneworld.press | 2021-02-01
The aggressive statement by Bangladesh-based 'Rohingya' leader Dil Mohammad imploring the international community "to come forward and restore democracy at all costs" in Myanmar following Monday's dramatic developments there is extremely counterproductive and risks confirming accusations that this Muslim minority group is being exploited as proxies for carrying out regime change in the Southeast Asian state.
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Myanmar Needs International Support During Its State Of Emergency
oneworld.press | 2021-02-01
The worst-case scenario would be if some governments refuse to recognize what happened and continue to regard Suu Kyi as the "State Counsellor". That could create a destabilizing situation somewhat resembling what's happening right now in Belarus and Venezuela where a handful of countries recognize opposition figures as those states' legitimate leaders after contested elections even though they don't hold any power in reality.
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Biden Condemns Burma Military Coup, as Critics Question Claims of Election Fraud
Staff | truthout.org | 2021-02-01
President Joe Biden sent out a stern statement voicing consternation toward a military coup in Burma this week, threatening economic sanctions to the country if it did not return power to the duly elected government that was recently chosen by its people. | The coup in Burma (also known as Myanmar) happened early on Monday morning (Sunday evening in the United States…
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Bangladesh-Based 'Rohingyas' Mustn't Agitate For Regime Change In Myanmar
oneworld.press | 2021-02-01
The aggressive statement by Bangladesh-based 'Rohingya' leader Dil Mohammad imploring the international community "to come forward and restore democracy at all costs" in Myanmar following Monday's dramatic developments there is extremely counterproductive and risks confirming accusations that this Muslim minority group is being exploited as proxies for carrying out regime change in the Southeast Asian state.
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As Congress Negotiates COVID Relief Bill and Budget Reconciliation Process Begins, People's Action Announces Priorities to Protect Everyday People
Johanna Kichton | peoplesaction.org | 2021-02-01
In New Letter to Congressional Democratic Leaders, People's Action Demands Lawmakers Fight for Cash Payments, Vaccines for All, Rent Relief, Good Jobs and Pay, Debt Cancellation, and State Funding Contact: Johanna Kichton, 240.206.1145, press@peoplesaction.org WASHINGTON, D.C.–People's Action today sent a letter to congressional Democrat leadership demanding they protect everyday people in any new COVID relief …
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US-Wide Eviction Ban Could Have Prevented Thousands Of COVID-19 Deaths
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2021-02-01
Julie Rey has been living on the edge of eviction for much of the Covid-19 pandemic. She's a 42-year-old mother of two, and her family has also been especially afraid of infection, as her 19-year-old daughter suffers from a comorbid condition and is at greater risk from the virus. | In 2021, what they long feared finally happened. At the beginning of the year, Rey and her 14-year-old daughter contracted the virus, and a judge ordered them out of their home by 20 January. The only mercy was that the gears of eviction did not finish turning until their illnesses had faded. They were able to quarantine away from Rey…
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Blinken says partnership with Riyadh must be 'consistent' with US values
MEE staff | middleeasteye.net | 2021-02-01
Blinken says partnership with Riyadh must be 'consistent' with US values | US secretary of state decries killing of Jamal Khashoggi as 'abhorrent', and says administration is reviewing blacklisting of Yemen's Houthis | MEE staff | Mon, 02/01/2021 – 18: 32 | In interview with NBC, Blinken says Riyadh is an 'important partner' but Washington is reassessing ties with kingdom (AFP) | US Secretary of State Antony Blinken decri…
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NYT's China syndrome
Jim Naureckas | mronline.org | 2021-02-01
Imagine a parallel world where the U.S. brought Covid under control in two months, while China still struggled with it, a year and hundreds of thousands of deaths later.
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Black Americans Are Left Behind as Vaccine Rollout Expands
Staff | truthout.org | 2021-02-01
This story also ran on NBC News. It can be republished for free. | Black Americans are still receiving covid vaccinations at dramatically lower rates than white Americans even as the chaotic rollout reaches more people, according to a new KHN analysis. | Almost se…
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The Assassination of Fred Hampton: New Documents Reveal Involvement of FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover
Staff | democracynow.org | 2021-02-01
Newly unearthed documents have shed new light on the FBI's role in the murder of the 21-year-old Black Panther leader Fred Hampton on December 4, 1969, when Chicago police raided Hampton's apartment and shot and killed him in his bed, along with fellow Black Panther leader Mark Clark. Authorities initially claimed the Panthers had opened fire on the police who were there to serve a search warrant for weapons, but evidence later emerged that told a very different story: The FBI, the Cook County State's Attorney's Office and the Chicago police had conspired to assassinate Fred Hampton. FBI memos and reports obtaine…
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"Judas and the Black Messiah" Director Shaka King on Fred Hampton, the Black Panthers & COINTELPRO
Staff | democracynow.org | 2021-02-01
A highly anticipated new feature film, "Judas and the Black Messiah," tells the story of Black Panther leader Fred Hampton and William O'Neal, the FBI informant who infiltrated the Illinois Black Panther Party to collect information that ultimately led to Hampton's killing in 1969 by law enforcement officers. The film is premiering at the 2021 Sundance Film Festival and stars Daniel Kaluuya as Hampton, LaKeith Stanfield as O'Neal and Martin Sheen as FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover. Shaka King, the film's director and co-writer, says focusing on Hampton and O'Neal was a way "to make 'The Departed' inside the world of…
www.democracynow.org/2021/2/1/judas_and_…

Don't Grade President Biden on a Curve
Norman Solomon | zcomm.org | 2021-02-01
To give high marks merely for excelling in comparison to right-wing Republicans is to cheer high jumps over very low standards…
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Scientists: Earth is substantially hotter than at any time during past 12,000 Years; entire Holocene was Cool
Juan Cole | juancole.com | 2021-02-01
Ann Arbor (Informed Comment) — Our human civilization, with agriculture, is only about 10,000 years old. It started in the Middle East in the Neolithic. An ice age began about 3 million years ago, and we are still in it inasmuch as Antarctica is covered with ice as is the North Pole, Greenland and the …
juancole.com/2021/02/scientists-substant…

Scientists: Earth is substantially hotter than at any time during past 12,000 Years; entire Holocene was Cool
Juan Cole | juancole.com | 2021-02-01
Ann Arbor (Informed Comment) — Our human civilization, with agriculture is only about 10,000 years old. It started in the Middle East in the Neolithic. An ice age began about 3 million years ago, and we are still in it inasmuch as Antarctica is covered with ice as is the North Pole, Greenland and the …
juancole.com/2021/02/scientists-substant…

Conservatives worked for Decades to build an Imperial Presidency, and it Gave them Trump and now Biden
Juan Cole | juancole.com | 2021-02-01
By Tom Engelhardt | — ( Tomdispatch.com) — Joe Biden's got a problem — and so do I. And so, in fact, do we. At 76 years old, you'd think I'd experienced it all when it comes to this country and its presidencies. Or most of it, anyway. I've been around since Franklin D. Roosevelt …
juancole.com/2021/02/conservatives-imper…

Commerzbank cuts 10,000 jobs in Germany, with union support
wsws.org | 2021-02-01
The trade union Verdi supports the jobs massacre at Commerzbank, which will destroy 10,000 posts and close half its branches.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2021/02/01/comm…

Gamestop — And the Financial Game that Never Stops!
Dr. Jack Rasmus | globalresearch.ca | 2021-02-01
All Global Research articles can be read in 27 languages by activating the "Translate Website" drop down menu on the top banner of our home page (Desktop version). | *** | This past week a video game company in trouble, Gamestop, became …
globalresearch.ca/gamestop-game-never-st…

Don't Grade President Biden on a Curve
Norman Solomon | indybay.org | 2021-02-01
Being better than Trump is a high jump over abysmal standards…
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Putin and Navalny Both Represent Big Russian Capital — Alexander Buzgalin
Scott Newman | theanalysis.news | 2021-02-01
The recent protests in Russia were more about the failed economic policies of Putin than support for Navalny, whose program may be even worse than Putin's. The West loves Navalny because they think he will open Russia to U.S. finance capital. From Moscow, Prof. Alexander Buzgalin joins theAnalysis.news with Paul Jay.
theanalysis.news/interviews/putin-and-navalny-both-represent-big-russian-capital-alexander-buzgalin/

Putin and Navalny Both Represent Big Russian Capital — Alexander Buzgalin
Paul Jay | theanalysis.news | 2021-02-01
The recent protests in Russia were more about the failed economic policies of Putin than support for Navalny, whose program may be even worse than Putin's. The West loves Navalny because they think he will open Russia to U.S. finance capital. From Moscow, Prof. Alexander Buzgalin joins theAnalysis.news with Paul Jay.
theanalysis.news/interviews/putin-and-navalny-both-represent-big-russian-capital-alexander-buzgalin/

Ilhan Omar Pushes Tax on All Stock Trades Amid GameStop Controversy
Staff | truthout.org | 2021-02-01
Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minnesota) has renewed calls she's made in the past to place a small tax on Wall Street investors amid concerns that were exposed last week amid the GameStop trading frenzy. | Omar proposed in a tweet last Thursday that a 0.1 percent tax on every trade conducted would act as a means to deter frequent trading on the markets, a practice hedge fund managers frequently engage in daily with little regard. | "A small ta…
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White House Briefings for Children: Jen Psaki Circles Back
Binoy Kampmark | dissidentvoice.org | 2021-02-01
The Biden administration's first White House press secretary is keen that things will be done differently under her guidance. The jaw dropping, sniping essions between the press and government that were characteristic of the Trump administration were going to cease. "When the President asked me to serve in this role," Jen Psaki outlined in her …
dissidentvoice.org/2021/01/white-house-b…

Boris Johnson and the Deaths of the Hundred Thousand
Binoy Kampmark | counterpunch.org | 2021-02-01
Not exactly Thermopylae. Not even close. The hundred thousand who have now been taken by COVID-19 in Britain were not determined warriors holding up the forces of a mighty empire to save their land. They were the innocent victims of infection, mismanagement and miscalculation. Central to the policy which led to such losses was a…
counterpunch.org/2021/02/01/boris-johnso…

Hedges: Papering Over the Rot
Editor | scheerpost.com | 2021-02-01
By Chris Hedges / Original to ScheerPost The death spiral of the American Empire will not be halted with civility. It will not be halted with the 42 executive orders signed by Joe Biden, however welcome many are, especially since they can, with a new chief executive, be immediately revoked. It will not be halted by removing Donald Trump, and the crackpot conspiracy theorists… | Source…
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Afghanistan War Exposed: An Imperial Conspiracy
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2021-02-01
The perpetual occupation of Afghanistan has become so normalized and mostly serves as background noise to Americans -it's even jokingly referred to as the "forever war" – accepted as just a constant reality. A soldier dies now and again. A couple dozen civilians get killed in another bombing. It's never enough to stir the population to pressure Washington to stop it. The endless war drags on. | Abby Martin covers the whole truth about the Afghanistan War, from the CIA construct of the 80's through today's senseless stalemate. Two decades, three administrations, tens of thousands of lives; it's time to #EndTheFore…
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We Did Not "Lose" Loved Ones and Normal Life to COVID. They Were Stolen
Staff | truthout.org | 2021-02-01
There is a great deal of talk about "loss" as we slog into the newest month of this long COVID winter. The lost lives — more than 441,000 people in the U.S. alone — are top of mind. The loss of livelihoods as businesses crumble under the weight of the pandemic. The loss of food and home security, a new truth for so many as hunger and eviction stalk millions of people everywhere. | Yet "loss" itself is a passive word; it's what happens to your lap when you stand up — poof, it's gone.
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Vietnam's Communist Party sets course for post-pandemic recovery
Peoples Dispatch | peoplesdispatch.org | 2021-02-01
The ruling Communist Party of Vietnam has set ambitious targets for boosting growth and economic expansion in the next five years as part of its economic recovery plan in…
peoplesdispatch.org/2021/02/01/vietnams-…

The COVID-19 Pandemic Can't Be Managed, It Has to Be Eradicated
Sonali Kolhatkar | counterpunch.org | 2021-02-01
For millions of Americans who believe that COVID-19 is real, dangerous, and requires a plan of action, Joe Biden's election to the presidency has finally offered a path out of the seemingly never-ending pandemic. Indeed, compared to President Donald Trump's approach–which centered on financing the development of vaccines, but did little else to mitigate the…
counterpunch.org/2021/02/01/the-covid-19…

All 10 GOP Senators Behind Skimpy COVID Proposal Gave the Military $740 Billion
Staff | truthout.org | 2021-02-01
Each of the 10 Republican senators who threw their support behind a widely criticized $600 billion coronavirus relief proposal on Sunday recently approved a whopping $740 billion military budget, a vote progressive lawmakers are highlighting as further evidence of the GOP's warped priorities amid a devastating pandemic and economic crisis. | "Every sin…
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Demand Mass Clemency On 'National Freedom Day'
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2021-02-01
As supporters of the #CagingCOVID campaign, the Antistasis Project is calling for decentralized actions on February 1st across the so-called United States, and internationally, in support of mass clemency for people held in jails, prisons and detention centers. | Reports updated as of Jan. 19, show at least 355,957 prisoners have gotten the virus, and more than 2,232 died as a result of it. . The pandemic has resulted in prisons and jails abusing isolation more than ever before. Social distance is necessary but solitary confinement is torture. | Crowded quarters, a lack of PPE, inadequate medical care, an aging p…
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As EU falls behind on supplies of Covid-19 vaccines, German health minister entertains possibility of using Russia's Sputnik V
rt.com | 2021-02-01
German Health Minister Jens Spahn has revealed that Berlin would be open to importing Covid-19 vaccines from Russia and China as the government looks to find ways to overcome the country's shortage of doses. | "Regardless of the country in which a vaccine is manufactured, if they are safe and effective, they can help cope with the pandemic," Spahn told Germany's Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung. | The German minister's comments came before Vladimir Chizhov, Russia's permanent representative to the EU, revealed that Moscow is not only open to selling its Sputnik V vaccine but will also share information about how…
rt.com/russia/514265-germany-possibility…

Embrittlement in Nuclear Power Plants
Karl Grossman, Harvey Wasserman | counterpunch.org | 2021-02-01
Of all the daunting tasks Joe Biden faces, especially vital is the inspection of dangerously embrittled atomic reactors still operating in the United States. A meltdown at any one of them would threaten the health and safety of millions of people while causing major impact to an already struggling economy. The COVID-19 pandemic would complicate…
counterpunch.org/2021/02/01/embrittlemen…

Strikes mount in Turkey against austerity and herd immunity policies
wsws.org | 2021-02-01
The Turkish government's murderous response to the pandemic and the collapse of social conditions for millions are increasingly driving workers into struggle.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2021/02/01/turk…

Take Action To End The Economic War At Home And Abroad
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2021-02-01
It is the same neoliberal economic system, white supremacy and disregard for human life that underlie sanctions abroad and at home. The current recession and pandemic have exposed this in a brutal way in the United States. The populations that are harmed the most are Indigenous peoples and communities of color. The United States government could have taken the effective steps of cancelling rent and debt, providing a monthly income and nationalizing healthcare that other countries took but instead passed laws that funneled wealth to the top while providing minimal relief to the majority.
popularresistance.org/economic-war-home-…

Capitalism vs. socialism: The pandemic and the global class struggle
wsws.org | 2021-02-01
One year since the World Health Organization declared the coronavirus a "Public Health Emergency of International Concern," the response of the ruling class to the pandemic has led to the deaths of more than 2.2 million people.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2021/02/01/pers…

After enduring 'complete hell' during pandemic, food workers face obstacles getting COVID-19 vaccinations
Leah Douglas | nationofchange.org | 2021-02-01
"Vaccinating our essential farmworkers will ensure the safety of their workplaces, their homes, their families, our food supply, and the vital services that they perform."
nationofchange.org/2021/02/01/after-endu…

Did "defund the police" lead to an increase in murder? Almost certainly not
Igor Derysh | salon.com | 2021-02-01
In fact, hardly any cities have "defunded" cops — the troubling spike in homicide is probably pandemic-related…
salon.com/2021/02/01/did-defund-the-poli…

Under Boris Johnson, Britain is quickly sinking
graham | truepublica.org.uk | 2021-02-01
By TruePublica: Under Boris Johnson, Britain continues its rapid descent. Everything in this governments sphere is deteriorating so quickly, the terms 'shock doctrine' and 'disaster capitalism' no longer seem fitting what is rapidly becoming a truly traumatised nation. Over 100,000 people are dead in just one year in the wake of a pandemic. It …
truepublica.org.uk/united-kingdom/under-boris-johnson-britain-is-quickly-sinking/

Triple shock of US sanctions, oil price collapse and the pandemic decimates Iranian living standards
wsws.org | 2021-02-01
The "hardline" faction around the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps is attacking the faction around President Hassan Rouhani who negotiated the nuclear agreement with the Obama administration, amid indications that the Biden administration intends to continue enforcing the "maximum pressure" campaign of draconian sanctions and military provocations against Iran.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2021/02/01/iran…

Pharmacy Access to Sterile Injection Supplies for People Who Inject Drugs
Barnett BS, Morris NP. | jamanetwork.com | 2021-02-01
This Viewpoint discusses reforms to pharmacy distribution of over-the-counter sterile injection supplies to prevent infections and death among people who inject drugs, especially important during the coronavirus disease 2019 pandemic.
jamanetwork.com/journals/jamainternalmed…

On The Green New Deal, Nationalization, & Class Politics
Jack Delaney | zcomm.org | 2021-02-01
The current mode of production and distribution — of private ownership motivated by unlimited growth and profits — is incompatible with ensuring the survival of humanity, serving the common interest, and staving off ecological collapse…
zcomm.org/znetarticle/on-the-green-new-d…