Daily Archives: February 7, 2021

2021-02-07: News Headlines

Ben Norton (2021-02-07). How Ecuador's US-backed, coup-supporting 'ecosocialist' candidate aids the right-wing. thegrayzone.com Ecuador's third-place presidential candidate Yaku Pérez and his US-backed party Pachakutik supported coups in Bolivia, Brazil, Venezuela, and Nicaragua. His supposedly "left-wing" environmentalist campaign is being promoted by right-wing corporate lobbyists. Ecuador's historic February 7 election could bring a popular revolutionary movement back from the dead and help fuel a new wave of socialist governments in Latin America. The contrast between the two main presidential candidates could hardly be more stark: On one side is a conservative banker backed by …

_____ (2021-02-07). BAP Solidarity Network Demands Biden End War In Afghanistan. popularresistance.org In response to the Biden administration suggesting it will not complete the withdrawal of U.S. forces, per the Doha Agreement of February 2020, the Black Alliance for Peace Solidarity Network demands the United States end the war in Afghanistan. | The BAP Solidarity Network, comprised of non-African/Black people and organizations who support BAP's anti-imperialist mission, released a petition today, calling on everyone committed to peace, human rights and common sense, to demand Biden re-start peace talks; immediately withdraw all U.S. forces, private contractors, and other mercenaries; close all U.S. bases; and…

Aaron Maté (2021-02-07). Biden reduces US role in Saudi war on Yemen, but leaves room to continue crisis. thegrayzone.com A massive humanitarian crisis and Houthi-led resistance forced President Joe Biden to change course on Yemen. But that won't stop the US and Saudi Arabia from trying to impose imperial terms on the Yemeni people, scholar and author Isa Blumi says. President Biden has taken important steps to reduce the US role in the war on Yemen, while still leaving room to continue supporting the Saudi-led campaign and imposing its terms on the Yemeni people. Isa Blumi, associate professor at …

_____ (2021-02-07). On Contact: People's History Of West Virginia. popularresistance.org On the show this week, Chris Hedges talks to filmmaker and journalist, Eleanor Goldfield about her documentary, "Hard Road of Hope". | Goldfield's documentary, "Hard Road of Hope", revisits West Virginia's long tradition of radicalism and militant unionism, including the famed 1921 armed uprising, the largest since the Civil War, by some 10,000 coal miners at Blair Mountain who fought the repressive coal owners and their hired coal company gun thugs and militias. In 2018, the state's 20,000 public school teachers and employees carried out a strike over low pay and high health-care costs, shutting down every publi…

L. Mankiller (2021-02-07). Sunday 2/7: Support Indigenous Resistance! indybay.org Take action where you are!

L. Mankiller (2021-02-07). Fifity Thousand Sign Petition in Support of Indigenous Demonstrators. indybay.org Tens of thousands of supporters have signed petition Marin County District Attorney Lori Frugoli to drop the charges against a group of Indigenous peoples day demonstrators.

L. Mankiller (2021-02-07). Fifity Thousand Sign Petition in Support of Indigenous Demonstrators. indybay.org Tens of thousands of supporters have signed petition for Marin County District Attorney Lori Frugoli to drop the charges against a group of Indigenous Peoples Day demonstrators.

bay area anarchists (2021-02-07). Junipero Serra statue vandalized in San Mateo County. indybay.org White supremacist symbol of colonization thoroughly defaced in solidarity with indigenous resistance…

Michael Sainato (2021-02-07). Amazon intensifies 'severe' effort to discourage first-ever US warehouse union. zcomm.org Movement to unionize workers in Alabama faces tough opposition as the retail giant launches aggressive anti-union drive…

_____ (2021-02-07). A Common Platform: Reimagining Data And Platforms. popularresistance.org On October 20, 2020, the US Department of Justice filed an antitrust action against Google, the first step in what might be one of the biggest anti-monopoly cases of this century. With Google controlling more than an 87% share of the U.S. search market and its parent company, Alphabet, now one of the largest and most valuable companies in history, the move is likely long overdue. Yet Google/Alphabet is not alone. Just weeks later, the European Commission formally accused Amazon of breaking EU antitrust rules by distorting competition in online retail markets. | At this point, it is relatively uncontroversial to p…

Caitlin Johnstone (2021-02-07). Electoral Politics Use The Same Containment Strategies As Alzheimer's Facilities. thealtworld.com In a high-quality dementia care facility, confused residents who are at risk of unsafe wandering are skillfully redirected away from exit doors by staff members who are trained to provide them with the illusion of freedom while still keeping them in the safety of the care home. A propaganda-addled populace wandering around trying to find an escape from its oppressors is redirected in very much the same way. | If you've ever visited a loved one in a locked dementia care facility, especially near sunset, you know how agitated the people who live there can become. The impulse to wander and pace is very common, and d…

_____ (2021-02-07). Ecuador: US-Backed Government Scrambles To Privatize The Central Bank. popularresistance.org With just days until Ecuador's February 7 presidential election and four months remaining on President Lenin Moreno's mandate, the Ecuadorian government and right-wing elites are still scrambling to privatize the country's central bank. | The process involves fast-tracking an emergency law dubbed the Humanitarian Support Organic Law, which will "lockdown" the central bank, siphon it from the public sector, and place Ecuador's financial sovereignty at the whims of private interests. | According to right-wing figures and the country's mainstream media apparatus that protects and serves its interest, the unconstitut…

OCHA (2021-02-07). OCHA-OP: "Humsa al Bqai'a | Flash Update #1" imemc.org Report By: The United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs in the occupied Palestinian territory OCHA-OPT: Posted on 5 February 2021 Highlights During two major incidents in recent days, Israeli forces demolished or confiscated 46 structures in the Palestinian Bedouin community of Humsa — Al Bqai'a in the Jordan Valley, leaving 60 people, including 35 …

R.R. (2021-02-07). Newsom, Stop The Executions! Rally & Caravan to End the COVID Deaths in Prisons. indybay.org Activists in Oakland caravanned across the Bay Bridge to San Francisco on January 31, calling on Gov. Gavin Newsom to grant the mass release of incarcerated individuals. They said that Gov. Newsom and the California Department of Corrections (CDC) are responsible for the deaths of at least 180 people in prisons since the start of the COVID pandemic.

Staff (2021-02-07). States Are Poised to Cut Mental Health Care Despite Rising Demand Under COVID. truthout.org Helena, Montana — When the pandemic hit, health officials in Montana's Beaverhead County had barely begun to fill a hole left by the 2017 closure of the local public assistance office, mental health clinic, chemical dependency center and job placement office after the state's last budget shortfall. | Now, those health officials worry more cuts are coming, even as they brace for a spike in demand for substance abuse and mental health services. That would be no small challenge in a poor…

Staff (2021-02-07). Congress Is Investigating the Meatpacking Industry's Failure to Protect Workers. truthout.org Since the start of the pandemic, the meat industry has struggled to contain the virus in its facilities, and plants in Iowa, South Dakota and Kansas have endured some of the biggest workplace outbreaks in the country. | The meat companies' employees, many of them immigrants and refugees, slice pig bellies or cut up chicken carcasses in close quarters. Many of them don't speak English and aren't granted paid sick leave. To date, more than 50,000 meatpacking workers have been infected and at…

_____ (2021-02-07). The Chinese 'Debt Trap' Is A Myth. popularresistance.org China, we are told, inveigles poorer countries into taking out loan after loan to build expensive infrastructure that they can't afford and that will yield few benefits, all with the end goal of Beijing eventually taking control of these assets from its struggling borrowers. As states around the world pile on debt to combat the coronavirus pandemic and bolster flagging economies, fears of such possible seizures have only amplified. | Seen this way, China's internationalization—as laid out in programs such as the Belt and Road Initiative—is not simply a pursuit of geopolitical influence but also, in so…

Tibor Zenker (2021-02-07). "The burdens of the pandemic must not be passed on to the working class" peoplesdispatch.org The pandemic has exposed the inadequacy of the Austrian public health system, the failure of the federal government, and led to the acceleration of the economic crisis, writes Tibor Zenker, chairman of the Party of Labor of Austria…

IMEMC News (2021-02-07). Israeli Navy Attacks Palestinian Fishermen In Gaza. imemc.org Israeli navy ships attacked, Sunday, Palestinian fishing boats in Gaza territorial waters, in the southern part of the besieged coastal region, and near Gaza city. Media sources said the navy ships fired many live rounds at the Palestinian fishing boats, in addition to using the high-powered cater cannon against them, near Khan Younis, in the …

_____ (2021-02-07). Palestinian Groups Call On ICC To Take Swift Action. popularresistance.org Palestinian organisations have urged the International Criminal Court (ICC) to move swiftly in holding Israel to account for its actions in the Occupied Territories after a landmark decision on Friday. | Judges ruled that it is within the court's remit hear war crimes allegations made against Israel in the West Bank, the Gaza Strip and East Jerusalem. | In a preliminary investigation opened six years ago, chief prosecutor Fatou Bensouda focused on 2014's Israeli aggression on the besieged Gaza Strip, which left 2,257 Palestinians dead, along with 74 Israeli soldiers. | In December 2019, Ms Bensouda said there was…

Editor (2021-02-07). The Folly of Backing France's African Adventures. scheerpost.com U.S. Army photo by Spc. Yvette Zabala-Garriga/Released) By Maj. Danny Sjursen / AntiWar In Africa, Islamic State, and other Islamists, are just the tip of an underlying conflicts iceberg. Still, for decades, French Titanics — fueled by America — have rammed the symptomatic spire whilst ignoring the subsurface bulk of problems Paris largely caused or catalyzed. As for those running that nuance-free… |

Judith G. Atkins (2021-02-07). Change Is Not Scary — The Present System Is. zcomm.org Improved Medicare for All would do away with the need for supplemental coverage and expand the services covered…

MEE and agencies (2021-02-07). Covid-19: Israel begins exit from third virus lockdown. middleeasteye.net Covid-19: Israel begins exit from third virus lockdown | Despite a vaccination campaign, the country has been registering a daily average of 6,500 new Covid-19 cases

| Sun, 02/07/2021 – 15: 48 | While a third of Israelis have received the vaccine, Palestinians living in the occupied territories have been left out of the roll-out (AFP) | Israeli barbershops and some other businesses…

_____ (2021-02-07). St. Louis Inmates Take Over Units After Weeks Of Complaints. popularresistance.org More than 100 inmates at the St. Louis City Justice Center took over two units of the jail early this morning, shattering fourth-floor windows and setting small fires as they called out jubilantly to a crowd of supporters who gathered on the street below. | The uprising began around 2: 30 a.m., and detainees held control of the units for more than six hours before teams of city sheriff's deputies and police regained custody. | For weeks, tensions have been high at the downtown jail. Inmates staged two protests in late December and early January to complain about COVID-19 protocols and other conditions in the facil…

Anand Naidoo (2021-02-07). The Heat: U.S. and Brazil battle COVID-19. america.cgtn.com COVID-19 continues its deadly rampage across the United States. | And Brazil battles a coronavirus crisis too.

Jake Tucker (2021-02-07). San Antonio activists save historic public housing as disgraced CEO resigns. liberationnews.org What the long struggle against public housing privatization has shown above all else is that with the people united and organized to fight back, we can win.

Field Empty (2021-02-07). Russia Expels Diplomats From Germany, Sweden and Poland for Attending Protests in Russia. anti-empire.com Moscow has revoked the credentials of three officials from EU nations, over claims they took part in unauthorized rallies in support of jailed opposition figure Alexey Navalny, local media reported on Friday. | In a statement issued on Friday, Russia's Ministry of Foreign Affairs said it had made formal protests to the embassies of Germany, Poland and Sweden. Representatives of these countries are said to have participated in mass-demonstrations that saw thousands take to the streets in cities across Russia over the past two weeks. According to officials, they have now been made "personae non grata" and "ordered…

Grace Woods (2021-02-07). Brooklyn community fights food gentrification, demands "Save our supermarket!'. liberationnews.org Capitalism creates "food deserts."

IMEMC News (2021-02-07). Illegal Israeli Colonists Spray Toxins On Palestinian Lands Near Nablus. imemc.org On Sunday, several fanatic Israeli colonists, illegally squatting on Palestinian lands, invaded Palestinian farmlands in Khirbat Tana village, east of the northern West Bank city of Nablus, and sprayed them with chemical toxins. Ghassan Daghlas, a Palestinian Authority official who monitors Israel's colonialist activities in northern West Bank, said the Israeli assailants came from Itamar …

Bezaleel Jupiter and London Edwards (2021-02-07). Mississippi police shoot child, claim 'man' was shot, outraging community. liberationnews.org A 2014 study found that Black boys are perceived as less innocent within a criminal justice context, and as more appropriate targets of police violence.

Ajit Singh (2021-02-07). China Detaining Millions of Uyghurs? Serious Problems With Claims by US-Backed NGO and Researcher 'LED by God' Against Beijing. anti-empire.com Text is from December 2019. | The US House of Representatives passed the To drum up support for the sanctions bill, Western governments and media outlets have portrayed the People's Republic as a human rights violator on par with Nazi Germany. Republican Rep. Chris S…

Alex MacDonald (2021-02-07). Jailed Saudi teen Ali al-Nimr has death sentence commuted to 10 years in prison. middleeasteye.net Jailed Saudi teen Ali al-Nimr has death sentence commuted to 10 years in prison | Rights group Reprieve welcomes the news but calls for others imprisoned as minors to receive similar treatment | Sun, 02/07/2021 – 14: 11 | Ali al-Nimr, a Saudi youth facing the death penalty for taking part in pro-reform protests, posing for a photo at an unknown location (AFP) | Saudi Arabia has commuted the deat…

Alex MacDonald (2021-02-07). Ali al-Nimr and two other Saudis jailed as minors have death sentences commuted. middleeasteye.net Ali al-Nimr and two other Saudis jailed as minors have death sentences commuted | Rights group Reprieve welcomes the news but calls for others imprisoned as minors to receive similar treatment | Sun, 02/07/2021 – 14: 11 | Ali al-Nimr, a Saudi youth facing the death penalty for taking part in pro-reform protests, posing for a photo at an unknown location (AFP) | Saudi Arabia on Sunday commuted th…

Staff (2021-02-07). Struggling Cities and States Shouldn't Pay the Price for Federal Bipartisanship. truthout.org For much of the past week, the media has been rather fixated on the supposed resurrection of a On Friday, however, after days of back-and-forth in which th…

IMEMC News (2021-02-07). Soldiers Shoot A Palestinian Worker Near Jenin. imemc.org Israeli soldiers shot, on Sunday morning, a Palestinian worker near the illegal Annexation Wall near Barta'a town, southwest of the northern West Bank city of Jenin. Eyewitnesses said the soldiers fired live rounds at Palestinian workers near the wall, wounding one of them. They added that the soldiers shot Khaled Mer'eb Freihat with a live …

STEVE O'KEEFE (2021-02-07). The Nashville Bombing, More Than Meets the Eye. counterpunch.org The most terrifying event of…

Thomas Knapp (2021-02-07). Biden's Iran Dilemma: Serve Obama's Third Term — or Trump's Second? anti-empire.com Even before winning the 2020 presidential election, Joe Biden began hedging his bets on US policy toward Iran. While correctly blaming Donald Trump for violating the 2015 Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, aka the Iran nuclear deal, he tried to fob responsibility for restoring that deal off on the Iranians rather than accepting the job himself. | "If Iran returns to strict compliance with the nuclear deal," he

IMEMC News (2021-02-07). Army Halts Construction Of Seven Palestinian Homes Near Nablus. imemc.org Israeli soldiers invaded, Sunday, the town of Sorra, west of the northern West Bank city of Nablus, and handed seven locals military orders halting the construction of their homes. Morad Eshteiwi, the head of the "Wall And Colonization Resistance Commission" in northern West Bank, said the soldiers halted the construction of seven Palestinian homes near …

Liberation staff (2021-02-07). Chicago activists demand city shelter homeless during polar vortex. liberationnews.org The banner's message was driven home by periodic blasts of arctic wind: "1750 vacancies = DEATH."

IMEMC News (2021-02-07). Israeli Colonists Attack Palestinian Shepherds Near Hebron. imemc.org A group of fanatic Israeli colonists, illegally squatting on private Palestinian lands, attacked many shepherds, Sunday, in the Masafer Yatta area, south of the southern West Bank city of Hebron. Fuad al-Amour, the head of the "Protection and Steadfastness Committee" in Masafer Yatta and Southern Hebron Hills, said the colonists came from Havat Ma'on illegal …

IMEMC News (2021-02-07). Army Abducts Two Palestinians In Hebron And Jerusalem. imemc.org Israeli soldiers abducted, earlier Sunday, two Palestinians from Hebron, in southern West Bank, and in Jabal al-Mokabber, south of occupied East Jerusalem. Media sources said the soldiers invaded Be'er al-Hummus area, in the center of Hebron city, before storming and ransacking homes. They added that the soldiers abducted Haitham Talal as-Sammak, 22, from his home …

IMEMC News (2021-02-07). Israeli Colonists Cut 30 Olive Saplings Near Salfit. imemc.org Several fanatic illegal Israeli colonists invaded, Sunday, a Palestinian olive orchard near Salfit, in central West Bank, and cut more than thirty olive saplings, in addition to stealing equipment. Eyewitnesses said the colonists invaded the Palestinian orchard near Bruqin village, west of Salfit, before cutting at least thirty olive saplings. They added that the colonists …

IMEMC News (2021-02-07). Israeli Soldiers Invade Archaeological Site Near Nablus. imemc.org Israeli soldiers invaded, Sunday, the archeological site in Sebastia Palestinian town, north of Nablus, in the northern part of the occupied West Bank. Mohammad Azem, the Mayor of Sebastia, said several army jeeps invaded the town, before heading towards the archeological site. He added that the soldiers forced the Palestinian away, and closed the site, …

Liberation Staff (2021-02-07). Geneva, NY connects fight for rent cancellation to housing justice. liberationnews.org People from across the Finger Lakes region of New York came to Geneva, New York on the snowy afternoon of Jan 30 to demand housing justice, safe and secure housing, and an end to racism and disrespect of Black women from the Geneva Housing Authority.

IMEMC News (2021-02-07). Israeli Soldiers Injure Three Palestinians, Abduct Two, In Jenin. imemc.org Israeli soldiers invaded, Sunday, Jenin city in northern West Bank, and injured three Palestinians, including one who was rammed with an army jeep, in addition to abducting two Palestinians, including one child. Several army jeeps invaded the center of Jenin city and attacked Palestinian protesters with live rounds, rubber-coated steel bullets, and gas bombs. Medical …

Staff (2021-02-07). The New Environmentalism Must Demand Systemic Change. truthout.org Fifty years ago, my young daughter and I were on the National Mall in Washington, D.C., for the first Earth Day. A group of us were then launching the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC). Since then, the NRDC and other U.S. environmental groups have racked up more victories and accomplishments than one can count. | But here's the deeply troubling rub: As our environmental organizations have grown stronger, more sophisticated and more global in reach, the environment has continued to slide downhill. And not just…

Juan Cole (2021-02-07). Int'l Criminal Court will take up Israeli War Crimes and Apartheid in Palestine. zcomm.org On Friday, the International Criminal Court found that it had jurisdiction to consider war crimes and crimes against humanity and the crime of Apartheid in the Palestinian territories…

Anandita Sabherwal (2021-02-07). Greta Thunberg effect. zcomm.org People familiar with young climate activist may be more likely to act…

Vishwas Satgar (2021-02-07). Trump May Be Gone, But Neofascism Remains. socialistproject.ca At last, the Donald Trump Presidency has crash landed and he is out of the White House. Now, we can all start dealing with 'Trump trauma' and shock. What did we live through over the past four years? This is a planetary question. It is a question we are all grappling with because the world …

Patrick Shea (2021-02-07). Tribes at Long Last Reclaim Control of National Bison Range. commondreams.org Indigenous people will take over the management of decimated herds.

yenisafak (2021-02-07). Rich countries at risk of their own vaccine nationalism. yenisafak.com The world's richest countries would do well to hurry in supplying and distributing vaccines against the novel coronavirus, as failing to do so would eventually harm their economies more severely than projected by earlier studies, experts say.As the world tries to free itself from the COVID-19 pandemic, the issue of making vaccines universally available has taken center stage.Despite pledges by donor countries to aid the global inoculation effort, there is still uncertainty about when jabs will reach vulnerable populations."No economy can bounce back fully until vaccines are distributed fairly, equally, quickly, a…

The Canary (2021-02-07). Ten people have died after coronavirus outbreak at a care home. thecanary.co Ten people have died after contracting coronavirus (Covid-19) following an outbreak at a care home. | NHS Fife said 25 residents and 43 staff tested positive for the virus at Mossview Care Home in the town of Lochgelly. | The care home was closed to new admissions but has since reopened as it's now 14 days since the last positive test. | The health board said its health protection team and Fife Health and Social Care Partnership worked closely with Fife Council's environmental health service to support the management of the care home and offer advice. | NHS Fife said: NHS Fife is aware of a recent cluster of confi…

yenisafak (2021-02-07). Afghanistan gets 1st doses of COVID vaccine from India. yenisafak.com Afghanistan on Sunday received 500,000 doses of Oxford-AstraZeneca's COVID-19 vaccine from India, health officials said.The India-made vaccine, locally known as Covishield, is the first to reach Afghanistan. It is being produced by the Serum Institute for mid- and low-income countries.Talking to reporters at Kabul's Hamid Karzai International Airport after receiving the consignment, Ghulam Dastagir Nazari, head of the immunization drive at the Health Ministry, said frontline health care staff, followed by security forces and civil servants, will be the first to be inoculated after emergency approval from the Worl…

Mehr News Agency (2021-02-07). Iran to receive next shipment of Russian vaccine in mid-Feb. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Feb. 07 (MNA) — Iranian Ambassador to Russian Federation said that Tehran will receive the next shipments of Russian COVID-19 vaccine in mid-February, March, and April.

The Canary (2021-02-07). Mosque turned into pop-up vaccination centre to encourage take-up from Muslim community. thecanary.co A mosque has been turned into a pop-up coronavirus (Covid-19) vaccination centre. The move is intended to help ease mistrust in the Muslim community about getting the jab. | Misinformation: | The makeshift clinic has been set up at the London Muslim Centre. Young children attended with their grandparents and relatives aged over 68 in the bitter winter chill to get the Oxford/AstraZeneca vaccine. | It comes just days after local medical officials in Tower Hamlets said only three out of 200 people who'd been contacted had turned up for an appointment. This was according to Asad Jaman of the East London Mosq…

Online News Editor (2021-02-07). The Netherlands brought to standstill after first snow in over a decade. laprensalatina.com The Hague, Feb 7 (efe-epa).- Storm Darcy brought the first snow to the Netherlands in more than a decade, dumping up to 30 centimeters as rail, road and air traffic were all suspended on Sunday. The disruption has also affected Covid-19 testing centers, which have been closed for the next few days. The Netherlands Meteorological …

yenisafak (2021-02-07). South Africa records 3,184 new COVID-19 infections. yenisafak.com South Africa recorded 3,184 new coronavirus infections, taking the country's total to 1,473,700, Health Minister Zweli Mkhize said late Saturday. | "Regrettably, we report a further 278 COVID-19 related deaths," Mlkhize said, adding that it brings the number of fatalities to 46,180. | The coastal city of Kwa-Zulu Natal had the highest death toll Saturday with 109, followed by the tourism province of Western Cape which recorded 57 deaths. | Gauteng province, which includes the capital of Pretoria and the largest city, Johannesburg, registered 50 deaths. While the remaining six provinces each have less than 47 deat…

Jessica Corbett, staff writer (2021-02-07). 'Unbelievable,' Says Sanders, That Some Dems Want to Further Limit Eligibility for Covid-19 Relief Checks. commondreams.org "In other words," noted the Senate Budget Committee chair, "working-class people who got checks from Trump would not get them from Biden." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Juan Cole (2021-02-07). Can the Super Bowl end the Toxic season of Trumpism in Sports? juancole.com By Robert Lipsyte | — ( Tomdispatch.com ) — Overwhelmed by the intertwined plagues of Covid-19 and Trumpism, sports didn't stand a chance in 2020. No wonder I'm weirded out by the strange, metaphorical moments of that last disastrous year and the first days of this one. To mention just three among so many: Dr. …

Steve Topple (2021-02-07). A day of action against the DWP has put a spotlight on our broken social security system. thecanary.co Campaigners have thrust the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) into the spotlight again. Because on Saturday 6 February, Universal Credit was the subject of a day of online action. | DWP and the Treasury: at war: | In April 2020, the DWP

RT (2021-02-07). Biden puts US in standoff with Iran, says sanctions won't be lifted until country stops enriching uranium. rt.com In a new excerpt from his pre-Super Bowl interview, President Joe Biden made it clear there is no chance of the US lifting sanctions on Iran unless they "stop enriching uranium first," a step Tehran is not willing to take. | Biden's stance puts him at odds with Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, who said before the US president's comments aired that the US must lift all sanctions if it wants Iran to "return to its commitments." | "It must lift all sanctions in practice, then we will do verification … then we will return to our commitments," he stated, according to local media. | Also on rt.com

RT (2021-02-07). 'Shoot his ass!' Maryland driver goads deputy sheriff as he unloads clip into stick-swinging assailant (GRAPHIC VIDEO). rt.com An incident in Maryland in which a driver attacked a deputy sheriff with a stick before being shot to death was caught on film by a witness. The man can be heard calling on the deputy to use his gun. | The fatal shooting happened near the town of Laytonsville in Montgomery County on Saturday morning, according to a police account of the events. The man that ended up being killed was driving erratically on the road to Olney, running one car off the road and into a telephone pole, and colliding with another vehicle before coming to a stop. | "He immediately got out of the car with a very large wooden stick of so…

RT (2021-02-07). Republican senator sets off liberals by suggesting Trump impeachment trial a 'distraction' from Pelosi. rt.com Sen. Ron Johnson (R-Wisconsin) has claimed that the upcoming impeachment trial for Donald Trump is a diversion for House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-California) and her own actions, a vague theory that's earning plenty of scorn. | Appearing on Fox News' 'Sunday Morning Futures,' Johnson was asked about a letter written by former US Capitol Police Chief Steven Sund. It was addressed to Pelosi, as well as ranking members from both parties. | The letter, which was obtained by

RT (2021-02-07). 'Man has to eat': Report mocked online for revealing Sen. Josh Hawley billed Simpsons-themed food at Universal Studios to campaign. rt.com An article that revealed Republican Senator Josh Hawley had billed nearly $200 worth of Universal Studios fast food to his senate campaign, before reimbursing the cost, attracted mockery and scorn on social media this week. | A Saturday The bill included $80.04 at Margaritaville, $3…

RT (2021-02-07). MyPillow's Mike Lindell says he could be suing Dominion, Smartmatic 'for the American people'. rt.com MyPillow founder Mike Lindell continues to push controversial election fraud claims, this time saying he could possibly sue voting software companies like Dominion in an effort to get to "the truth." | Discussing his new film 'Absolute Proof' on Steve Bannon's 'War Room' podcast, Lindell had an "epiphany" when speaking about Dominion and Smartmatic, two companies he continues to say implemented machines that were manipulated in Joe Biden's favor during the presidential election. | Lindell's epiphany was a threat to figure out a way to sue Dominion if they did not agree to meet with him to discuss his election…

RT (2021-02-07). School faces backlash after allowing kids to 'opt out' of Black History Month to 'exercise their civil rights'. rt.com A Utah charter school is facing a major backlash after it was revealed to be allowing parents to opt their students out of lessons relating to Black History Month. | In a letter sent to families by Maria Montessori Academy Director Micah Hirokawa, the school said complaints from a handful of families had led to them offering the decision for everyone to "exercise their civil rights to not participate in Black History Month at the school." | Hirokawa wrote in a Facebook post over the weekend that the demands from the few complaining parents "deeply saddens and disappoints me." | The school, which has a majorit…

RT (2021-02-07). Trump critics cheer as poll claims majority of Americans want ex-president convicted and barred from holding public office. rt.com As former President Donald Trump is set to begin his impeachment trial in the Senate this week, a new poll shows support for the endeavor is rising as a narrow majority support conviction. | According to the latest poll, released by ABC/Ipsos on Sunday, 56 percent of the public wants to see Trump impeached and convicted for his alleged role in the US Capitol riot on January 6. | The former Republican president is accused of inciting an insurrection, with critics pointing to a speech he gave in DC not long before events at the Capitol transpired as him pushing supporters toward violence. During his speech, Trum…

Staff (2021-02-07). Sanders Slams Democrats Who Want to Further Limit Eligibility for Relief Checks. truthout.org Sen. Bernie Sanders took to Twitter Saturday night to call out Democrats in Congress who are considering a proposal to exclude As the new chair of the…

Staff (2021-02-07). A Return to "Normal" Under Biden Is Not Good Enough. We Must Demand More. truthout.org A return to "normality." A collective sigh of relief. From Washington, D.C. to living rooms across the world, the inauguration of President Joe Biden signalled a return to "normal." Back to the old ways of doing politics. The slew of executive actions Biden signed on his first day undid (thankfully) many of the draconian dictates of the Trump administration. For many, January 20, 2021, was like waking up after a four-year nightmare. And of course, the damage of those years — whether in packing…

MEE and agencies (2021-02-07). No return to nuclear deal before Iran sanctions lifted, says Khamenei. middleeasteye.net No return to nuclear deal before Iran sanctions lifted, says Khamenei | Supreme Leader says US needs to 'completely lift sanctions… not just on paper' before any return to 2015 deal | Sun, 02/07/2021 – 10: 08 | Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei delivering a speech in front of air force commanders on 7 February, days ahead of the 42nd anniversary marking the victory of the Isla…

MEE and agencies (2021-02-07). Joe Biden says no lifting of Iran sanctions before talks. middleeasteye.net Joe Biden says no lifting of Iran sanctions before talks | Tehran has previously called for the lifting of sanctions before it returns to the 2015 nuclear accords | Sun, 02/07/2021 – 15: 52 | US President Joe Biden makes his way to board Air Force One before departing from Andrews Air Force Base in Maryland on 5 February 2021 (AFP) | US President Joe Biden said he would not lift sanctions…

MEE and agencies (2021-02-07). Saudi-led coalition says it intercepted Houthi armed drone attack. middleeasteye.net Saudi-led coalition says it intercepted Houthi armed drone attack | The incident comes days after President Biden announced ending of US support for Saudi-led operations in Yemen | Sun, 02/07/2021 – 11: 15 | Drone attack attributed to Houthis comes after US moved to delist the rebels as a terrorist group (AFP) | An armed drone launched towards Saudi Arabia by Yemen's Houthis was intercepte…

Paul Street (2021-02-07). The Anatomy of Fascism Denial. counterpunch.org All hesitation to acknowledge that the United States had a serious brush with fascism under Donald Trump should have disappeared with the Trump-instigated Attack on the U.S. Capital last January 6th. "Donald Trump…is indeed a fascist — an authoritarian willing to use violence to achieve his racial nationalist goals. So are many of his supporters.

Reese Erlich (2021-02-07). What Trump and the Myanmar Coup Have in Common. commondreams.org The Asian country's military overthrew its government over baseless claims of voter fraud. Sound familiar? | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Juan Cole (2021-02-07). Denmark to build Artificial Island for Wind Farms to Power the Whole Country. juancole.com Ann Arbor (Informed Comment) — AFP reports that Denmark's parliament has just committed to building an artificial island off its shores that will be home to hundreds of huge wind turbines. It is the largest construction project in Denmark's history, and will be as big as 80 football fields. It will be protected on three …

Paul Jay (2021-02-07). The Global Consequences of Jan. 6 and the Mass Base of Fascism — Gerald Horne. theanalysis.news How has the turmoil of Jan 6th and talk of coups affected American ability to control global events, especially as regards to China? The basis for fascism exists in the U.S. as a significant number of people who voted for Trump support a more racist and repressive state. Historian Gerald Horne on theAnalysis.news with Paul Jay.

yenisafak (2021-02-07). Turkish vice president to pay working visit to N Cyprus. yenisafak.com Turkish Vice President Fuat Oktay will pay a working visit to the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus (TRNC) on Feb. 10-11.Oktay will be accompanied by Transport and Infrastructure Minister Adil Karaismailoglu, Communications Director Fahrettin Altun and President of Digital Transformation Office Ali Taha Koc.On the first day of the visit, Oktay will meet with TRNC President Ersin Tatar, Prime Minister Ersan Saner and Parliament Speaker Onder Sennaroglu.During the two-day working visit, talks on a financial cooperation protocol between Turkey and the TRNC will also be held.The Presidential Digital Transformation…

contributors (2021-02-07). Governments mustn't confuse Criticism of Israel with anti-Semitism: British-Israeli Academics. juancole.com Via Israeli Academics UK Call to reject the IHRA's 'working definition of antisemitism' To: Vice Chancellors, Members of Academic Senates, all other UK Academics and Students & Rt Hon Gavin Williamson CBE MP Secretary of State for Education RE: The IHRA 'working definition of antisemitism' We, British Academics who are also Israeli citizens, strongly oppose …

yenisafak (2021-02-07). Turkish series rate high in popularity in Bangladesh. yenisafak.com Like in other parts of the world, the Turkish mega-series Dirilis Ertugrul is taking Bangladesh by storm, with hundreds of people even in remote areas getting hooked to it."People are rushing to my shop to get the series in their mobile memory cards instead of demanding songs or other things," Farhad Hossain, a mobile service shop owner in the southern coastal district of Barguna, told Anadolu Agency.For Oliur Rahman Oli, a movie freak and an intermediate student of a private college in Bangladesh's capital Dhaka, watching the Turkish serial in Bengali language dubbing is an essential routine. A local private TV…

Mehr News Agency (2021-02-07). Tehran ,Moscow to finalize tie on joint vaccine production. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Feb. 07 (MNA) — An Iranian delegation, who just arrived in Moscow, will finalize a joint cooperation agreement for the production of the Sputnik V vaccine between Iran and Russia.

John McEvoy (2021-02-07). The left eyes victory as Ecuador goes to the polls. thecanary.co On Sunday 7 February, Ecuadorians go to the

Peadar O'Cearnaigh (2021-02-07). Northern Ireland's ministerial list of interests to 'be published this month'. thecanary.co A register of members' interests for However, once an MLA becomes a minister…

Online News Editor (2021-02-07). Myanmar lifts internet blockade as anti-coup demonstrations continue. laprensalatina.com Update 2: Updates with lifting of intenet blockade Yangon, Myanmar, Feb 7 (efe-epa).- Myanmar's teleoperator MPT, jointly owned and controlled by the government, at least temporarily reestablished internet connection in the country Sunday as demonstrations protesting this week's military coup continued in Yangon. An EFE correspondent was able to confirm that the network was operational …

Online News Editor (2021-02-07). Israel begins gradual easing of national lockdown. laprensalatina.com Jerusalem, Feb 7 (efe-epa).- Israel on Sunday began gradually easing national lockdown restrictions that have seen people confined to within one kilometer of their homes for more than a month. Although people can once again travel more freely, businesses remain subject to closures or capacity limits. Restaurants can now serve take-out food, national parks can …

Online News Editor (2021-02-07). At least 9 dead, 150 missing as glacier bursts in Himalayas in India. laprensalatina.com (Update 1: adds info on casualties) New Delhi, Feb 7 (efe-epa).- At least nine people have died and 150 are missing after a glacier burst in the Himalayas in northern India on Sunday, triggering a massive flood of water and mud that destroyed or severely damaged two hydroelectric power plants under construction and other infrastructure …

Online News Editor (2021-02-07). Flames of protests against Kremlin burn behind bars. laprensalatina.com Zakharova, Russia, Feb 7 (efe-epa).- Bags of cigarettes, sachets of tea and boxes of cookies are piled up in the snow in front of the detention center. They are for demonstrators who were detained in the mass protests in favor of opposition leader Alexei Navalny. The demonstrations have stopped, but the discontent of these young …

Online News Editor (2021-02-07). Wolves, Leicester City play out goalless stalemate. laprensalatina.com London, Feb 7 (efe-epa).- Wolverhampton Wanderers and Leicester City on Sunday had to settle for a goalless draw in their Premier League match. Leicester's recent ups and downs continued at Wolves' Molineux Stadium, where they failed to build up their mid-week 2-0 away win over Fulham City. Heading into Wednesday's Fulham game, Leicester — the …

Online News Editor (2021-02-07). Myanmar internet blockade continues amid new demonstrations. laprensalatina.com Update 1: Adds detail about number of detainees, internet usage Yangon, Myanmar, Feb 7 (efe-epa).- Myanmar continued Sunday with the nationwide internet blockade imposed by the military junta that launched a coup earlier in the week, as demonstrations protesting the putsch continued in Yangon. The outage, ordered the day earlier, does not affect national and …

Online News Editor (2021-02-07). Some 100 missing as glacier bursts in Himalayan mountains in India. laprensalatina.com New Delhi, Feb 7 (efe-epa).- A glacier burst in the Himalayan mountains of northern India on Sunday led to a large flood of water and mud destroying several structures and left at least a hundred people missing. The disaster occurred early morning in Chamoli district in the state of Uttarakhand, when a glacier broke off …

Online News Editor (2021-02-07). Varane leads Real Madrid over Huesca; Sevilla win 4th in a row. laprensalatina.com Sports Desk, Feb 6 (efe-epa).- Raphael Varane had a brace Saturday in Real Madrid's 1-2 come from behind victory against last-place Huesca, while Sevilla topped Getafe 3-0 to extend their winning run in LaLiga to four. Varane's first goals of the season — and his first double ever in the league — came on the …

Online News Editor (2021-02-07). Pyongyang to hold new plenary session to finalize 2021 strategy. laprensalatina.com Seoul, Feb 7 (efe-epa).- North Korea will soon hold a new single party plenary session to determine a roadmap of its 2021 strategic plan, agreed at its recent congress, state media reported Sunday. The session will take place "within the first 10 days of February, to deliberate and determine the 2021 work plans in all …

Online News Editor (2021-02-07). Biden: US won't lift sanctions unless Iran stops enriching uranium. laprensalatina.com Washington, Feb 7 (efe-epa).- President Joe Biden confirmed that he will not lift sanctions on Tehran unless the Islamic government there stops enriching uranium, according to an excerpt of an interview that CBS will air later on Sunday. When questioned by the interviewer whether the US will first lift sanctions on Iran to entice it …

Online News Editor (2021-02-07). City strengthens grip over Premier League lead with 4-1 win over Liverpool. laprensalatina.com Liverpool, England, Feb 7 (efe-epa).- Manchester City on Sunday earned a second-half away 4-1 win over defending champion Liverpool, to strengthen their grip over the Premier League's top spot. City had an opportunity to break the deadlock with eight minutes to go before first-half stoppage time, when they were awarded a penalty after English forward …

Online News Editor (2021-02-07). Spain's FM begins Gulf tour in UAE. laprensalatina.com Cairo, Feb 7 (efe-epa).- Spanish Minister of Foreign Affairs Arancha Gonzalez Laya on Sunday arrived in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), kicking off a Gulf trip that will also take her to Saudi Arabia and Qatar. The Spanish official held a meeting with the UAE Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of the Interior Sheikh Saif …

news.un (2021-02-07). US decision will provide 'profound relief' to millions in war-torn Yemen: UN spokesperson. news.un.org The US announcement revoking the previous administration's terrorist designation of Yemen's Houthi movement, formally known as Ansar Allah, will provide "profound relief" to millions in the country, who depend on international assistance and imports for their survival, the UN Spokesperson said on Saturday.

news.un (2021-02-07). India: UN rights office urges 'maximum restraint' in ongoing protests. news.un.org The United Nations human rights office (OHCHR) has called on authorities and protesters in India to "exercise maximum restraint" amidst ongoing protests by farmers.

Mehr News Agency (2021-02-07). Multiple knife attacks in London claim two lives. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Feb. 07 (MNA) — British police announced that two people have been killed and 14 others injured in a series of stabbings in London in the past 24 hours.

Mehr News Agency (2021-02-07). 3 Iranian football clubs ready to host 2021 ACL group stage. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Feb. 07 (MNA) — Three Iranian football clubs present at the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Champions League 2021 have announced readiness to host the group stage of the games.

Mehr News Agency (2021-02-07). Iran sympathizes with India over deadly flood. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Feb. 08 (MNA) — Iranian Foreign Ministry has sympathized with the Indian government and nation over the deadly flood in the northern parts of the country.

Mehr News Agency (2021-02-07). Iranian Parl. speaker arrives in Moscow for bilateral talks. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Feb. 07 (MNA) — Iranian Parliament Speaker Mohammad Bagher Ghalibaf arrived in Russian capital Moscow on Sunday to discuss bilateral ties and relevant issues.

Mehr News Agency (2021-02-07). Iranian nation 'serious' in overcoming sanctions. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Feb. 07 (MNA) — Noting that the arrangement of the Iranian nation to overcome the sanctions and the enemies is serious, IRGC Chief Commander said, "Iranian youth have managed to stand on their own feet to bury the wishes of the enemies."

Mehr News Agency (2021-02-07). Three people trapped in avalanche near Tehran. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Feb. 07 (MNA) — Three people are missing after getting trapped under an avalanche in the mountains of Taleghan, Alborz province, northwest of capital Tehran.

Mehr News Agency (2021-02-07). VIDEO: IRIAF commanders meet Leader. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Feb. 07 (MNA) — Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei received a group of Iranian Air Force commanders on Sunday in Tehran.

Mehr News Agency (2021-02-07). No one can take Iran back to American domination period: Amb. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Feb. 07 (MNA) — Iranian Ambassador to Damascus Javad Torkabadi said that no one can return Iran to the time of American domineering and hegemony period, emphasizing that the resistance is a decision that the country will not relinquish it.

Mehr News Agency (2021-02-07). Iran, Russia enjoying excellent, strategic relations. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Feb. 07 (MNA) — Saying that Tehran-Moscow relations are excellent and strategic, a senior Iranian Parliamentary advisor noted that Ghalibaf's trip takes place in the light of important regional and international developments.

Mehr News Agency (2021-02-07). Recent war games sent clear message to enemy. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Feb. 07 (MNA) — The Commander of Iran's Army Ground Force Brigadier General Kioumars said the recent military exercises staged by Iran have sent a clear message to the enemy.

Mehr News Agency (2021-02-07). US must ensure Trump's actions won't be repeated: Zarif. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Feb. 07 (MNA) — Iranian Foreign Minister said that the US must guarantee that the measures taken by the Trump administration will not be repeated.

Mehr News Agency (2021-02-07). Iraqi forces arrest 13 ISIL terrorists in Baghdad. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Feb. 07 (MNA) — The Iraqi intelligence agency announced on Sunday that 13 ISIL terrorist elements have been arrested in Baghdad.

_____ (2021-02-07). Ideological Imperialism Is Leading to a Bad End. strategic-culture.org By Patrick BUCHANAN | When it was learned in 2016 that Russia may have hacked the emails of John Podesta and the DNC, and passed the fruits on to WikiLeaks to aid candidate Donald Trump, mighty was the outrage of the American establishment. | If Russia's security services filched those emails, and a troll farm in Saint Petersburg sent tweets and texts to stir up rancor in our politics, it was said, this was an attack on American democracy and its most sacred of rituals — the elections by which we chose our leaders. | Some called it an "act of war." Others compared it to Pearl Harbor. | Almost all agreed it…

Pip Hinman (2021-02-07). Anti-tollway activists call on Greens not give up the fight. greenleft.org.au Anti-tollway activists are disappointed that the Greens councillors seem to have accepted the North East Link is a fait accompli, writes Mary Merkenich.

yenisafak (2021-02-07). UN envoy visits Iran for talks on Yemeni conflict. yenisafak.com UN envoy to Yemen Martin Griffiths arrived in Tehran on Sunday for talks with Iranian officials on a resolution of the 7-year Yemeni conflict.A statement released by his office said that Griffiths will meet with Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif and other senior officials during his two-day visit."The visit is part of the Special Envoy's diplomatic efforts to support a negotiated political solution to the conflict in Yemen that meets the aspirations of the Yemeni people," the statement said.According to the statement, Griffiths' immediate priority is "to support agreement between the parties to the conflict on…

yenisafak (2021-02-07). Suu Kyi's party asks world not to recognize military junta. yenisafak.com Myanmar's former ruling party on Sunday called on the UN and international community not to recognize the State Administrative Council formed following a military coup in the country.Established on Feb. 2 following the detention of scores of government officials, the council, led by commander-in-chief of the armed forces, is the executive body currently governing the country.The National League for Democracy (NLD), led by ousted State Counselor Aung San Suu Kyi, who was among those detained during the coup, released a statement on Sunday calling on the UN and the international community not to recognize the milit…

yenisafak (2021-02-07). Russia searches for remains of 2 Israelis in Syria. yenisafak.com The Russian army conducted searches in a cemetery near the Yarmouk camp for Palestinian refugees in Syria, in an attempt to find the remains of two Israeli soldiers who went missing 39 years ago during the first Lebanon war, The Times of Israel reported.The Hebrew daily, citing Syrian media reports, named the two soldiers as Tzvi Feldman and Yehuda Katzwent. They went missing during the battle of Sultan Yacoub in 1982, along with Zachary Baumel, whose remains were recovered and returned to Israel in 2019.In 2019, Tel Aviv received the remains of Baumel, who was killed in the same battle with the Syrian army near…

yenisafak (2021-02-07). Bomb blast kills at least 12 in central Somalia. yenisafak.com The attack, which wounded several others, targeted the vehicle of Abdirashid Abdi Qooje as it passed through the village of Eldhere 30 kilometers (18 miles) west of Dhusamareb, the administrative capital of Galmudug State. Qooje was the head of the National Intelligence and Security Agency in Dhusamareb.Speaking to Anadolu Agency, security officials in the region confirmed the attack and number of casualties on condition of anonymity."A military vehicle carrying Dhusamareb intelligence chief Abdirashid Abdi Qooje, was attacked while traveling between Eldhere and Guriel town, killing him and 11 of his bodyguards,"

yenisafak (2021-02-07). Thousands rally in Myanmar against military coup. yenisafak.com The police in Yangon are struggling to block the protesters who are marching to Sule Pagoda, the center of the city, according to Anadolu Agency's freelance reporter in the city.He said the citizens cheered the demonstrators by clapping and offering food and water, adding the protesters marching on various city roads are avoiding any conflict with the police during the anti-coup demonstrations.Myanmar's military junta on Saturday shut down internet services across the country amid anti-coup protests.Nearly 300 members of Myanmar's parliament on Saturday issued a joint statement rejecting the military junta that s…

yenisafak (2021-02-07). Saudi-led coalition intercepts rebel drone from Yemen. yenisafak.com The Saudi-led coalition in Yemen said Sunday it had intercepted an explosive-laden drone fired by Houthi rebels towards Saudi Arabia.The Houthi drone attack was a "systematic and deliberate attempt to target civilians and civilian objects", coalition spokesman Col. Turki al-Maliki said in a statement cited by Saudi SPA News Agency.There was no comment from the Houthi group on the coalition's statement.The rebel movement regularly announces rocket and drone attacks on Saudi territories, saying they are a reaction to the Saudi-led coalition's assault on Yemen.Yemen has been wracked by violence and instability since…

yenisafak (2021-02-07). Turkey 'friend and ally' to Libya: Interim PM. yenisafak.com Libya's new Prime Minister Abdul Hamid Dbeibeh on Sunday described Turkey as a "friend and ally", saying his government will work to achieve peace in war-torn Libya.This came in an exclusive interview with Anadolu Agency, the first by a foreign news agency with the new premier after being elected to lead an interim government.On Friday, Libya's rival political groups agreed to form an interim unity government after five days of talks in Switzerland. Mohammad Younes Menfi was elected to head the Presidency Council of an interim government and Dbeibeh as its prime minister. Mossa Al-Koni and Abdullah Hussein Al-Laf…

yenisafak (2021-02-07). Around 150 missing as glacier breaks in northern India. yenisafak.com Some 150 people went missing after part of a Himalayan glacier broke in northern India, leading to a massive flood, officials said on Sunday.A portion of Nanda Devi glacier, India's second-highest mountain, broke off in Tapovan area of the Uttarakhand state, damaging the Rishiganga hydro power project."Representatives of the power project have told me that they are not being able to contact around 150 of their workmen at the project site," Ridhim Aggarwal, an official of the state disaster response force, told local media.Photos and videos posted and shared on social media platforms showed a massive flood in the…

yenisafak (2021-02-07). Pakistan hopes to get off watchdog's gray list. yenisafak.com Despite the strong "Indian lobby," Pakistan hopes that a watchdog for global money-laundering will not make a "politically motivated" decision at the next meeting later this month and delete the country's name from the FATF gray list.Pakistan's anxious eye is on the four-day virtual meeting of the Financial Action Task Force — a Paris-based global money-laundering watchdog — starting on Feb. 22, which is expected to decide whether or not to remove Islamabad from its gray list.The country has been on the FATF radar since June 2018, when it was placed on its gray list for terrorist financing and money l…

_____ (2021-02-07). Venezuelan Parliamentary Commission Charges Guaidó. popularresistance.org Today, February 5, the Comptroller Commission of Venezuela's National Assembly (AN) presented before the Public Ministry (MP) charges against the 2015 deputy Juan Guaidó for damage to the Republic and usurpation of functions. | In statements transmitted by Venezolana de Televisión, the president of the commission, deputy José Brito, stated that the charges presented by the Commission included criminal association, organized crime, usurpation of functions, assassination, attempted coup, homicide, and others. | "The sum of penalties would add up to more than 200 years in prison," said Brito. In this regard, he ment…

_____ (2021-02-07). YouTube Financially Deplatforms Swath Of Indie Media. popularresistance.org The Google-owned video sharing platform YouTube has demonetized numerous independent media accounts, a jarring escalation in the steadily intensifying campaign against alternative news outlets online. | Progressive commentators Graham Elwood, The Progressive Soapbox, The Convo Couch, Franc Analysis, Hannah Reloaded and Cyberdemon531 have all received notifications from YouTube that their videos are no longer permitted to earn money through the platform's various monetization features, as has Ford Fischer, a respected freelancer who films U.S. political demonstrations. No explanation has been offered for this deci…

_____ (2021-02-07). Why Israel Is Joining The Pentagon's 'Arab NATO'. popularresistance.org With none of the usual fanfare associated with such a momentous decision, the Pentagon announced last month a major reorganisation to bring Israel – for the first time – inside its military command in the Middle East alongside the Arab states. | Until now, Israel has belonged to the US military's European command, or Eucom, rather than the Middle Eastern one, known as Central Command, or Centcom. The decision effectively jettisoned the traditional wisdom that Israel's inclusion in Centcom would increase friction between the US and Arab states, and would make the latter more reluctant to share intelligence or coop…

Katya Kazbek (2021-02-07). Who The Hell Is Alexei Navalny? zcomm.org Nothing fundamentally new is happening right now. A part of Russian society is unhappy with Putin and his government, but that's been a constant throughout his 20-plus year term…

Libby Leonard (2021-02-07). Returning to the Roots of Community Resilience in Hawai'i. commondreams.org Local agriculture initiatives offer a way toward food security through reconnection with the land and the true spirit of aloha.

Mark Schuller (2021-02-07). US Reporting Fails to Note Foreign Roots of Haiti's 'Constitutional Crisis'. commondreams.org Voices within Haiti amplified in foreign corporate media are political parties. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Leonard Pitts Jr. (2021-02-07). Henry Darby Goes Above and Beyond to Help His Students—And That Should Make You Angry. commondreams.org What does it say about us as a country that he must go to such extraordinary lengths? | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Annelle Sheline (2021-02-07). Biden to Lift the Wrongheaded Houthi Terrorist Designation—But What's Next? commondreams.org Having reversed the worst of Trump's policies, Biden must now tackle those of the Obama administration. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Hamilton Nolan (2021-02-07). Enormous VA Union Contract Moves Towards Uncertain Conclusion Under New Biden Administration. commondreams.org The fate of more than a quarter million federal workers is still up in the air.

Martand Kaushik (2021-02-07). Reporting is not a crime. So why has India's government charged our magazine? zcomm.org The Caravan's editors write that charges filed against them after covering protests are an 'assault on free media'

Vincent Emanuele (2021-02-07). How to Defeat The White Power Movement. zcomm.org Understanding the White Power Movement and Broader Political Landscape in the United States…

Candice Bernd (2021-02-07). Austin Leads the Way in Cutting Police Funding and Using the Money for Housing. zcomm.org Austin City Council voted Thursday to use funds slashed from the police budget to purchase a hotel that will provide permanent supportive housing for people experiencing homelessness…

Jake Tucker (2021-02-07). San Antonio activists save historic public housing as disgraced CEO resigns. zcomm.org What the long struggle against public housing privatization has shown above all else is that with the people united and organized to fight back, we can win…

Hamilton Nolan (2021-02-07). Going Hungry in the Most Magical Place on Earth. zcomm.org Disney World's union workers, running out of federal aid, are banding together to keep each other afloat…

Osita Nwanevu (2021-02-07). Inside the West Virginian Movement to Push Joe Manchin to the Left. zcomm.org The wild variety of grassroots organizers hoping to give the nudge to the senator all agree on one thing: The old ways won't work…

Conn Hallinan (2021-02-07). China's Sea of Conflict. zcomm.org China doesn't want to rule the world, but it does want to be the dominant power in its region, and it wants to sell a lot of stuff…

_____ (2021-02-07). How Democracies Die. strategic-culture.org U.S. politics are already reeling from the events of January 6, and now the Biden administration is weakening them all the more. | Sometimes democracies die from corruption, fascism, or a military coup. But other times it succumbs to terminal stupidity. | An example of how this works occurred on Feb. 2 when the State Department announced that "the Biden Administration embraces and champions the working definition" of anti-Semitism put forth by a group known as the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance. "We applaud the growing number of countries and international bodies that apply it," the department said.

_____ (2021-02-07). Dealing With the Bosnian Conundrum. strategic-culture.org The stage is being set in the Republic of Srpska for what in Texas they call a double whammy. | There is a Serbian saying that when an idle priest can think of nothing better to do he entertains himself by baptising goats. Bosnia's High Representative Valentin Inzko apparently finds himself in a similarly absurd position. Oblivious to the Great Reset issues gripping the world around him and even of the dire condition of his own Bosnian raj, Inzko was busy over the last couple of days composing a letter to Nedeljko ƒåubriloviƒá, speaker of parliament in the Republic of Srpska, Bosnia's Serb-…

_____ (2021-02-07). The Snowplow Test. strategic-culture.org By Rod DREHER | Now, stop right there. Normal people don't have this problem. Normal people think, aww, how nice, and start thinking of ways to return the kindness. But normal people are not Harvard-educated New York-based liberal journalists. Hence Heffernan'

DXE (2021-02-07). Saturday 2/20: Meetup: Supporting Activists Around the World. indybay.org online event…

Donald Monaco (2021-02-07). The Biden Presidency: Political Factionalism and Continuity. globalresearch.ca Joe Biden was inaugurated as the 46th President of the United States amidst an armed fortress in the nation's capital on January 6, 2021. Twenty-five thousand National Guard troops were deployed to ensure a peaceful transition of power for …

Vladimir Danilov (2021-02-07). How Does Washington Rob the Entire World? Weapons Exports, Military Spending. 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). | *** | Against the backdrop of the recent change in the White House …

Colin Todhunter (2021-02-07). Farmers' Protest in India: Price of Failure Will be Immense. "The Plan to Radically Restructure Agrifood" 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). | *** | Globally, there is an ongoing trend of a handful of big …

DXE (2021-02-07). Sunday 2/14: Movie Night: Pussy Riot A Punk Prayer. indybay.org online…

CPPCOFW (2021-02-07). Monday 2/8: $15 Fair Wage Now! San Francisco Rally & Digital Rally w/ Poor People's Campaign & OFW. indybay.org RSVP for San Francisco location & time email; or choose "Digital Event" for livestream info email | Masks & Social Distancing is Required at All Times…

San Francisco Public Library & MFA (2021-02-07). Thursday 3/4: Conversation w/ Issac Julien on His Artistic Work, "Lessons of the Hour: Fredrick Douglas" indybay.org Online event…

CMSPHFC (2021-02-07). Three-Part Protest in Mountain View. indybay.org In a California statewide day of action, health care professionals and activists rallied to enact a single-payer health care plan for the state–California Guaranteed Health Care for All, known as CalCare.

DXE (2021-02-07). Sunday 2/28: Movie Night: The Black Power Mixtape 1967-1975. indybay.org online event…

CRC Allies and Accomplices (2021-02-07). Thursday 2/11: Save the Hampton House: Virtual Gala. indybay.org Online Event | www.eventbrite.com/e/save-the-hampton-ho…

Timothy Alexander Guzman (2021-02-07). Majority of the US Senate Votes Yes to Keep US Embassy in Jerusalem Indefinitely. 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). | *** | Jerusalem is considered an important religious city for Muslims, Christians and …

DXE (2021-02-07). Sunday 2/21: February Day of Action: Let Dairy Die. indybay.org Crescent Lawn UC Berkeley | 37.871312, -122.265449…

Peoples Dispatch (2021-02-07). Egyptian student Ahmed Samir Santawy remanded to 15 days in prison. peoplesdispatch.org Ahmed Samir Santawy, a student of the Central European University (CEU) in Vienna, was detained by the police in Cairo on February 1, leading to an international outcry…

DXE (2021-02-07). Saturday 2/27: Meetup: Stories from GeoCircles. indybay.org online event…

ACLU (2021-02-07). Thursday 2/11: How To Advance Racial Justice Town Hall w/ ACLU. indybay.org Online town hall via livestream…

oneworld.press (2021-02-07). Syria Should Talk With The US Since Its Iranian & Russian Allies Are Already Doing So. oneworld.press Syria must become diplomatically proactive in order to adapt to the changing regional geopolitical situation of the early Biden era during a time when both its Iranian & Russian allies are already talking with the US otherwise it'll be left out of the negotiation process and ultimately told what to do without any reliable alternative if certain issues of relevant importance are decided without its input.

Waging Nonviolence (2021-02-07). How Defeating the Planet-Killing Keystone XL Oil Pipeline built a Bolder, Savvier Climate Movement. juancole.com By Nick Engelfried | ( Waging Nonviolence) — When President Biden rescinded a crucial permit for the Keystone XL pipeline last week, it marked the culmination of one of the longest, highest-profile campaigns in the North American climate movement. The opposition to Keystone XL included large environmental organizations, grassroots climate activist networks, Nebraska farmers, Texas …

Lynda Carson (2021-02-07). Ode To Ervin Somogyi, Master Guitar Builder. indybay.org Photo of Ervin Somogyi on the right hand side of picture, at a past Artisan Guitar Show!

The Frontline coalition (2021-02-07). Wednesday 2/10: On The Frontline: Unity in America Requires Racial Justice Accountability Mass Call. indybay.org Online event…

Gregory Wilpert (2021-02-07). Ending the War on Yemen? theanalysis.news The Biden administration announced an end to US support for Saudi Arabia's war in Yemen. This is in larger part thanks to the constant activism and mobilization of peace groups around the US. Guest host Greg Wilpert talked to Hassan el Tayyab, the Legislative Manager for Middle East Policy of the Friends Committee on National Legislation, shortly before the announcement was made. He outlines the background of the war, the history of US support, what an end to US support would mean, and what further steps need to be taken to put an end to the devastation in Yemen.

Peoples Dispatch (2021-02-07). Farmers block roads across India in protest against farm laws. peoplesdispatch.org On February 6, farmers across India conducted chakka jams or road blockades. This was part of their continuing struggle against the three farm laws that were pushed through the parliament by the Narendra Modi led govt in September last year.

Armen Khachatryan (2021-02-07). The Russia-Africa Partnership. 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). | *** | In this interview with Armen Khachatryan, Deputy Chief Executive Officer …

Youth Art Exchange (2021-02-07). Saturday 2/13: YAX Valentine's Day Print & Sip with Alyssa Aviles + Bar Part Time. indybay.org Via Zoom…

DXE (2021-02-07). Saturday 2/20: How to Change the World in One Generation – DxE Intro Workshop. indybay.org Join this Zoom link Saturday at 1pm PST: us02web.zoom.us/j/84012361059 | Meeting ID: 840 1236 1059 | Please sign up to our email list before you attend this event: www.dxe.io/signup…

Strike Debt Bay Area (2021-02-07). Saturday 3/13: Strike Debt Bay Area Book Group. indybay.org Online. Email strike.debt.bay.area@gmail.com to get the Zoom info a few days before the group meets.

Peoples Dispatch (2021-02-07). Students in Turkey continue protests in defense of academic autonomy. peoplesdispatch.org The protests in Turkey began on January 4 against the appointment of Melih Bulu, an outsider and loyalist of Recep Tayyip Erdogan, as rector of Boƒüaziàßi University. They have continued despite hundreds of arrests by the police…

WSWS (2021-02-06). Workers Struggles: Asia, Australia and New Zealand. wsws.org The World Socialist Web Site invites workers and other readers to contribute to this regular feature.

Harry Kopyto (2021-02-06). Socialist Activist, Ecologist: The Wayne Roberts We Knew. socialistproject.ca The tributes that have been made to Wayne Roberts (born 30 September 1944) for his work as a food-policy leader and activist are well known and continue to be made after his untimely death on January 20th, 2021. There is no question that "this kid from Scarberia," as he described himself, played a highly respected …

Ben Norton (2021-02-06). Ecuador's historic election explained: Inside the Citizens' Revolution. thegrayzone.com Ben Norton traveled to Ecuador to report on the historic February 7 election, which pits a wealthy US-backed right-wing banker against a left-wing economist who pledges to continue the socialist Citizens' Revolution launched by former President Rafael Correa. In this dispatch, working-class Ecuadorians explain why they support leftist candidate Andrés Arauz and oppose the repressive Washington-allied government of Lenín Moreno. QUITO, ECUADOR — The South American nation of Ecuador is currently suffering through its worst economic crisis in decades. Poverty …

F. William Engdahl (2021-02-06). What's Not Being Said About the Pfizer Coronavirus Vaccine. "Human Guinea Pigs"? globalresearch.ca The Pharma giant Pfizer use an experimental technology known as gene editing, specifically mRNA gene-editing, something never before used in vaccines. Before we rush to get jabbed in hopes of some immunity, we should know more about the radical experimental technology and its lack of precision.

_____ (2021-02-06). Lessons From The November 2019 U.S.-Backed Coup In Bolivia. popularresistance.org In October of 2020, the Movement Towards Socialism (acronymed MAS in Spanish) returned to power 11 months after the U.S.-backed far-right coup regime of Jeanine àÅñez ousted Evo Morales and his government during Bolivia's November 2019 elections. The MAS party restored majority control over Bolivia's legislature, and MAS candidate Luis Arce won the presidential election by a landslide victory, earning about 55% of the vote against the two main anti-MAS candidates, center-right ex-president Carlos Mesa (who received almost 29%) and far-right Luis Camacho (who received only 14%). | The right-wing opposition h…

Alan MacLeod (2021-02-06). Atlantic Council pens anonymously authored expose calling for regime change in China. mronline.org The report outlines a plan for the United States to pursue a China without Xi Jinping, with a weakened Communist Party, and operating in a region dominated by the US and its allies.

Paul Rosenberg (2021-02-06). "A moment of moral and political nihilism": Theologian Adam Kotsko on our current crisis. salon.com Leftist theologian Adam Kotsko on the Trump coup, the collapse of neoliberalism and the apocalypse overdose…

A Guest Author (2021-02-06). San Francisco Letter Carriers union resolution: Support union drive of Amazon workers in Alabama. workers.org This resolution was adopted Feb. 3, 2021, by unanimous vote of Golden Gate Branch 214, National Assn. of Letter Carriers, San Francisco, Calif., at their monthly membership meeting Whereas, 5,800 workers at an Amazon warehouse in Bessemer, Ala., are fighting for a union. They will be voting Feb. 8 to . . . |

Caitlin Johnstone (2021-02-06). The Empire Must Die: Notes From The Edge Of The Narrative Matrix. thealtworld.com Q: What is a liberal? | A: A liberal is a violent white supremacist extremist who supports and participates in the mass slaughter of brown-skinned human beings overseas while tweeting that white supremacist extremists are bad. | ‚ùñ | Q: What is capitalism? | A: Capitalism is a wonderful economic and political system which has given us powerful technology, a wide assortment of breakfast cereals, and near term human extinction. | ‚ùñ | Q: What is China? | A: China is a large Asiatic nation which westerners use as an emotional punching bag for their capitalism-induced rage, p…

RT (2021-02-06). UK's BoJo reportedly plans to give health secretary more control by reversing 2012 NHS policies as coronavirus pandemic continues. rt.com UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson is reportedly planning to reverse the controversial NHS reforms introduced in the 2012 Health and Social Care Act, returning elements of the public service to the control of the Secretary of Health. | According to

Staff (2021-02-06). Biden Aims for US to Produce Millions of At-Home COVID Tests by End of Summer. truthout.org President Biden's pandemic response team announced plans on Friday to use the Defense Production Act to help Pfizer manufacture more of its COVID vaccine, produce 61 million rapid at-home COVID tests over the next six months, and address shortages of personal protective equipment for health care workers. | The Defense Production Act gives the president emergency powers to compel private companies to prioritize supply lines and manufacturing for the benefit of national defense, in this case…

Matthew Rozsa (2021-02-06). Lancet editor says inequality and COVID-19 have converged to create a "syndemic" salon.com Dr. Richard Horton, editor of The Lancet, says we face a crisis that is biological as well as social…

WSWS (2021-02-06). UK National Education Union bolsters homicidal plans to reopen schools and the economy. wsws.org The National Education Union's recovery plan is predicated on the dangerous fiction that it is possible to reopen schools safely while the pandemic is raging.

WSWS (2021-02-06). Canada's governments lift COVID-19 restrictions, even as pandemic rages. wsws.org The lifting of COVID-19 restrictions threatens to plunge Canada into a death spiral, especially since there are now scores of cases—including some linked to community transmission—of the more contagious British and South African variants.

Robert Hughes (2021-02-06). There Are Still 14 Million Americans on Federal Unemployment, Down Just 2 Million From Shutdown High. anti-empire.com Initial claims for regular state unemployment insurance totaled 847,000 for the week ending January 23, down 67,000 from the previous week's upwardly revised tally of 914,000 (see first chart). Claims have been above 800,000 for three consecutive weeks, in the 700,000 to 1 million range for 22 consecutive weeks, and well above the pre-pandemic level of 212,000 in early 2020 for 45 weeks. | The four-week average rose again, up 16,250 to 868,000. The four-week average has drifted higher since hitting a low of 740,500 for the week of November 28, rising in eight of the last ten weeks. Persistent initial claims at su…

Richard Gale (2021-02-06). The COVID-19 Pandemic as a Psychological Coup d'Etat. globalresearch.ca We have almost reached a full year since the spread of SARS-Cov2 was proclaimed a pandemic. If we are to believe the World Health Organization's and individual governments' official statistics, the number of confirmed cases is reaching 100 million with …

Staff (2021-02-06). Billionaires Win and We Lose at Pandemic Super Bowl 2021. truthout.org We won't know the winner of this year's Super Bowl till Sunday, but we already know the big winners in our COVID-ravaged economy include dozens of billionaire sports barons. | On the eve of the big game, and after 10-plus months of the pandemic, 64 billionaire owners of major league sports franchises — including the AFC champion Kansas City Chiefs' Hunt family and the NFC champion Tampa Bay Buccaneers' Glazer family — have enjoyed a $98.5 billion rise in their collective net worth, a 30 percent incre…

Frank Clemente, Chuck Collins, Arianna Fano Omar Ocampo, Will Rice (2021-02-06). Pandemic Super Bowl 2021: Billionaires Win, We Lose. zcomm.org No matter who wins the 55th Super Bowl, the big winners in our COVID-ravaged economy are billionaires — including dozens of sports team owners…

WSWS (2021-02-06). Strikes against face-to-face teaching at Bavarian schools widen. wsws.org Students in Bavaria are striking against the state government's attempts to force graduating classes back into in-person lessons amid the pandemic.

Staff (2021-02-06). Military Metaphors in Health Care Are Harmful — Especially During the Pandemic. truthout.org As the COVID-19 outbreak continues to sweep through the U.S., many have noticed the coupling of military and health. There's been an ongoing conversation amongst oncologists for years about the use of war metaphors in cancer research and treatment. In fact, many public health concerns are framed in these terms — "war on drugs" or "war on poverty," for example. It's argued the use of these metaphors help make it easier for our society to better understand health. But herein lies a follow…

CGTN (2021-02-06). Interview with Martin Jacques on BBC Coverage of China. dissidentvoice.org The Chinese Foreign Ministry has demanded an apology from the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) for its recent coverage of COVID-19, saying the BBC used a clip about an anti-terrorism exercise, claiming it was for pandemic control. The BBC responded: it will continue to uphold the "principle of justice". For more on this, CGTN talked to …

Prof Michel Chossudovsky (2021-02-06). The Corona Pandemic: The Most Serious Economic and Social Crisis in Modern History. globalresearch.ca Presentation to the Korea University Conference, February 7, 2021 | Dear Friends, | My thoughts are with the Korean people. With my Korean friends. | I wish to express my solidarity with the Korean people in their long standing struggle waged at different …

Melanie McFarland (2021-02-06). Dungeons & Dragons is truly the best saving throw to escape the pandemic doldrums. salon.com The role playing was popular before 2020, but now it helps us connect with friends and take a break from reality…

Get on the Mailing List (2021-02-06). Moscone Center Open for SF Vaccine Appointments. indybay.org The Moscone Convention Center at 747 Howard Street, San Francisco, allows everyone in San Francisco to book an appointment or if none is available, get on the mailing list. The City is partnering with Kaiser to do the COVID19 vaccine.

WSWS (2021-02-06). Omaha Public Schools pushes for fully in-person learning despite widespread opposition. wsws.org As the positivity rate of COVID-19 cases in Omaha reaches 25 percent, the Omaha Public Schools district is pushing to reopen schools in the face of massive opposition.

Staff (2021-02-06). Loosening Restrictions as New COVID Variants Spread Could Lead to New Surge. truthout.org Announcing that indoor dining would reopen at 25% capacity in New York City on Valentine's Day, and wedding receptions could also resume with up to 150 people a month after, Cuomo

Ryan Cristián (2021-02-06). Wearable/Implantable Nanotech Is Your New Normal & Experimental COVID Injections Are Its Fast-Track. thelastamericanvagabond.com Welcome to The Daily Wrap Up, a concise show dedicated to bringing you the most relevant independent news, as we see it, from the last 24 hours (2/6/21). As always, take the information discussed in the video below and research it for yourself, and come to your own conclusions. Anyone telling you what the truth

Children's Health Defense (2021-02-06). 501 Deaths + 10,748 Other Injuries Reported Following COVID Vaccine, Latest CDC Data Show. globalresearch.ca The numbers reflect the latest data available as of Jan. 29 from the CDC's Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System website. Of the 501 reported deaths, 453 were from the U.S. The average age of those who died was 77, the …

_____ (2021-02-06). Citizen Scientists Are Filling Research Gaps. popularresistance.org The rapid spread of COVID-19 in 2020 disrupted field research and environmental monitoring efforts worldwide. Travel restrictions and social distancing forced scientists to cancel studies or pause their work for months. These limits measurably reduced the accuracy of weather forecasts and created data gaps on issues ranging from bird migration to civil rights in U.S. public schools. | Our work relies on this kind of information to track seasonal events in nature and understand how climate change is affecting them. We also recruit and train citizens for community science — projects that involve amateur or vo…

WSWS (2021-02-06). Europe nears 750,000 COVID-19 deaths as governments move to end lockdown restrictions. wsws.org Lockdowns in Europe are being ended in the knowledge that not only are new and more deadly variants of the virus developing, including the UK's B117, but they continue to infect, and at a higher rate.

Eds. (2021-02-06). Incarcerated and at COVID's mercy: New York must do more for elderly imprisoned people. mronline.org COVID-19 is now raging uncontrolled throughout the United States. New variants that are more easily transmitted have entered the country from the U.K., Brazil and South Africa. Vaccine is scarce.

WSWS (2021-02-06). Experts warn Hawaii on the brink of major COVID-19 outbreak and hospital overcrowding catastrophe. wsws.org With hospitalization rates rising, health officials have warned that zero percent ICU capacity could be reached in the next two weeks.

Robert Wheeler (2021-02-06). Vaccine Passports and Health Passes: Is Showing Your "Papers" the "New Normal?" globalresearch.ca First published on December 17, 2021 | Life cannot return to normal until there is a vaccine for COVID 19. | At least, that is what governments, corporations, and their mainstream propaganda media outlets have been incessantly arguing. Interestingly, the development of …

Staff (2021-02-06). Loosening Restrictions as New COVID Variants Spread Could Lead to New Surge. truthout.org On Jan. 29, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo was promoting "marital bliss" at a coronavirus news conference. | Announcing that indoor dining would reopen at 25% capacity in New York City on Valentine's Day, and wedding receptions could also resume with up to 150 people a month after, Cuomo

Timothy Alexander Guzman (2021-02-06). Big Pharma and Big Profits: The Multibillion Dollar Vaccine Market. globalresearch.ca First published on January 27, 2016. | Of relevance to an understanding of the Covid Vaccine Initiative | The business of vaccines is soon to become a major source of profits for the world's largest pharmaceutical corporations. A press release (Business Wire, …

Paul Craig Roberts (2021-02-06). Dr. Paul Craig Roberts Questions COVID-19. thealtworld.com Sà∏ren Roest Korsgaard of crimeandpower.com has a virtual sit down with Dr. Paul Craig Roberts to talk about covid-19. | The views expressed in this article belong to the author and do not necessarily reflect the editorial policy of The Alternative World.

RT (2021-02-06). 'Genie's out of the bottle': German FM pledges ‚Ǩ21 million to help Belarusian opposition in fight to remove embattled Lukashenko. rt.com Germany has set aside ‚Ǩ21 million ($25.3 million) as part of its new "action plan" aimed at supporting opponents of the Belarusian government, Foreign Minister Heiko Maas has told an improvised pro-opposition online conference. | Seemingly in an effort to cement an image of Berlin as the leader among European nations sponsoring anti-government movements in…

Ben Carroll (2021-02-06). GameStop buying scramble was no "investor revolution" workers.org Over the last two weeks, blaring headlines and memes alike have proclaimed the opening of a new front expressing mass outrage at Wall Street — and in the most unlikely place: the stock market. In 2011 Occupy Wall Street was a real revolt. The mad scramble to buy up GameStop . . . |

The Local (2021-02-06). Denmark to Roll Out a 'Digital' Vaccine Passport in 3-4 Months. anti-empire.com The exact practical applications of the digital documentation are still under consideration, but its primary purpose is to facilitate a reopening of society. | "We are taking the first steps so that, before the end of February, you will be able to see your vaccination on (online health services platform) Sundhed.dk," acting finance minister Morten Bà∏dskov said. | "In three to four months, the digital corona passport will be ready for use for things like business trips," Bà∏dskov added. | The government and business representatives will decide on the exact applications of the vaccination 'passport' once…

Robert Jensen (2021-02-06). An Interview with: "A simple boy from the prairie" dissidentvoice.org When a European graduate student emailed to ask if I would participate in an assignment to "do an interview with one of my favourite authors," I said yes. My books have not exactly been best-sellers, and so I was an easy target for anyone describing me as a "favourite author." But beyond my gratitude for …

MEE and agencies (2021-02-06). Beirut blast: German firm set to ship dangerous containers out of country. middleeasteye.net Beirut blast: German firm set to ship dangerous containers out of country | Officials previously warned that the Lebanese capital would 'be wiped out' if the hazardous materials were not removed | Sat, 02/06/2021 – 13: 47 | The devastated Beirut port seen from the Mar Mikaehl neighbourhood two days after the 4 August blast last year (AFP) | Dozens of containers of hazardous material have b…

Levada (2021-02-06). Just 15 Percent of Russians Believe Navalny's Account of 'Poisoning'. anti-empire.com Machine translated from Russian. | The majority of Russians (78%) are aware of the poisoning of Alexei Navalny, although they closely follow the development of events for less than a fifth of the population. The respondents name three main versions of what happened: 30% consider the incident to be a staging of the politician himself, 19% see this as a provocation of the Western special services, 15% speak of an attempt by the authorities to eliminate a political opponent. | Most Russians are aware of Navalny's poisoning today: 17% are watching closely, 61% have at least heard something about it. At the same time,…

Vietnam News Agency (2021-02-06). Comunidad vietnamita en EE.UU. da bienvenida al Año Nuevo Lunar. peoplesworld.org Washington (VNA) — La Embajada de Hanoi en Washington organizó de manera virtual un programa en saludo al Tet (Año Nuevo Lunar) 2021, al cual asistieron más de 200 representantes de la comunidad vietnamita y amigos estadounidenses en este país. En el evento efectuado la víspera, el embajador vietnamita, Ha Kim Ngoc, transmitió los mejores …

Suadad al-Salhy (2021-02-06). Iraq: Mass funeral of Yazidi victims of Islamic State brings back grim memories. middleeasteye.net Iraq: Mass funeral of Yazidi victims of Islamic State brings back grim memories | Locals in the Yazidi village of Kojo hope the burial of 104 genocide victims can help start a healing process for beleaguered minority | Sat, 02/06/2021 – 13: 44 | The funeral procession in Kojo before the burial of victims killed by the Islamic State group, after the bodies were exhumed from mass graves (Reuter…

RT (2021-02-06). Facebook urges Myanmar to unblock access to social media, as internet blackout reported after military coup. rt.com Facebook has called on Myanmar to allow its citizens to freely log onto social media. A "near-total" internet shutdown has been reported in the country, after the military seized power there earlier this week. | "We are extremely concerned by orders to shut down the internet in Myanmar," the social media company's public policy director for Southeast Asia, Rafael Frankel, said. "We strongly urge the authorities to order the unblocking of all social media services." | Facebook confirmed on Thursday that telecom providers in Myanmar were told to temporarily block Facebook. On Saturday, a monitoring group NetBloc…

Ted Kelly (2021-02-06). Imperio de E.E.U.U. libra guerra de 30 años contra Irak. workers.org Desde la perspectiva de los jóvenes del mundo, el imperialismo estadounidense ha estado librando una guerra contra Iraq durante toda su vida. Los niños iraquíes nacidos el mismo año del comienzo de la Guerra del Golfo, que deberían estar acercándose a sus 31 años, fueron asesinados por las sanciones o . . . |

RT (2021-02-06). 'Martian landscape': Sahara sand covers Alpine snow as early desert wind from Africa turns Europe orange (PHOTOS). rt.com Photographs from France showed orange skies above layers of snow as the sandy wind from the Sahara, known as sirocco, made its way across Europe weeks earlier than expected. | While pictures of the surreal scenes flooded social media on Saturday, the French are actually quite used to the annual phenomenon: the sandy wind is "not extremely rare," but it is "exceptional" that it is so early in the year,

Paul Haeder (2021-02-06). Dreams Outside the Hopes of the Neuronormal. dissidentvoice.org The legacy of a society is, well, how it treats its young, old, frail, infirm, sick, poor and those hobbled by structural and environmental injustice. Some in urban planning circles also allude to how safe a community is based on the popsicle test — can a child or two walking from home to a store, …

Staff (2021-02-06). Biden's Executive Orders on Climate Change Aren't Upsetting Some Industry Giants. truthout.org President

MEE and agencies (2021-02-06). New Libyan interim unity government met with cautious optimism. middleeasteye.net New Libyan interim unity government met with cautious optimism | UN-brokered deal could end a decade of chaos, but rival administrations face a difficult road ahead | Sat, 02/06/2021 – 15: 26 | Participants in UN talks on Friday in Switzerland voted government head to oversee the run-up to elections (AFP) | Libya's Tobruk administration welcomed Friday's announcement of a new interim gover…

Shatha Hammad (2021-02-06). Israeli village demolition leaves Palestinian families desperate and homeless. middleeasteye.net Israeli village demolition leaves Palestinian families desperate and homeless | Residents of Humsa al-Fawqa have repeatedly had their homes in the Jordan Valley destroyed by Israeli forces | Sat, 02/06/2021 – 10: 03 | Aisha Abu Awwad sitting in a tent in the demolished surroundings of Humsa al-Fawqa (MEE/Shatha Hammad) | Aisha Abu Awwad, 57, sat in front of a demolished tent that once constituted h…

Eds. (2021-02-06). How the Gulf War sparked China's military revolution. mronline.org With the technology and firepower on show during the conflict — precision bombing, satellite guidance, missile interception, air-to-surface strike to eliminate tanks, electronic warfare, one-way transparency on the battlefield, stealth bombers — the Gulf War was a "psychological nuclear attack" on China, observers say.

CP Editor (2021-02-06). La Luz — Live on KEXP. counterpunch.org

Juan Cole (2021-02-06). In Game Changer, Int'l Criminal Court will take up Israeli War Crimes and Apartheid in Palestine. juancole.com Ann Arbor (Informed Comment) — On Friday, the International Criminal Court found that it had jurisdiction to consider war crimes and crimes against humanity and the crime of Apartheid in the Palestinian territories. Israeli politician Abba Eban once quipped that Palestinians never lost the opportunity to lose an opportunity. But Palestinians have carefully, methodically created …

The Energy & Environmental Legal Institute (2021-02-06). The Rockefeller Way: The Family's Covert 'Climate Change' Plan. globalresearch.ca First published in December 2016, this article is of relevance to an understanding of the ongoing debate on Climate Change as well the Green New Deal, largely controlled by the financial establishment. The Rockefellers also play a key role in …

Medea Benjamin and Nicholas J.S. Davies (2021-02-06). America's Global Empire is now Costing us our own Well-Being. juancole.com ( Code Pink) — In 2004, journalist Ron Susskind quoted a Bush White House advisor, reportedly Karl Rove, as boasting, "We're an empire now, and when we act, we create our own reality." He dismissed Susskind's assumption that public policy must be rooted in "the reality-based community." "We're history's actors," the advisor told him, "…and …

2021-02-07: Social Media Postees

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Change Is Not Scary — The Present System Is
Judith G. Atkins | zcomm.org | 2021-02-07
Improved Medicare for All would do away with the need for supplemental coverage and expand the services covered…
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Biden reduces US role in Saudi war on Yemen, but leaves room to continue crisis
Aaron Maté | thegrayzone.com | 2021-02-07
A massive humanitarian crisis and Houthi-led resistance forced President Joe Biden to change course on Yemen. But that won't stop the US and Saudi Arabia from trying to impose imperial terms on the Yemeni people, scholar and author Isa Blumi says. President Biden has taken important steps to reduce the US role in the war on Yemen, while still leaving room to continue supporting the Saudi-led campaign and imposing its terms on the Yemeni people. Isa Blumi, associate professor at …
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Greta Thunberg effect
Anandita Sabherwal | zcomm.org | 2021-02-07
People familiar with young climate activist may be more likely to act…
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Greta Thunberg effect
Anandita Sabherwal | zcomm.org | 2021-02-07
People familiar with young climate activist may be more likely to act…
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How Ecuador's US-backed, coup-supporting 'ecosocialist' candidate aids the right-wing
Ben Norton | thegrayzone.com | 2021-02-07
Ecuador's third-place presidential candidate Yaku Pérez and his US-backed party Pachakutik supported coups in Bolivia, Brazil, Venezuela, and Nicaragua. His supposedly "left-wing" environmentalist campaign is being promoted by right-wing corporate lobbyists. Ecuador's historic February 7 election could bring a popular revolutionary movement back from the dead and help fuel a new wave of socialist governments in Latin America. The contrast between the two main presidential candidates could hardly be more stark: On one side is a conservative banker backed by …
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"The burdens of the pandemic must not be passed on to the working class"
Tibor Zenker | peoplesdispatch.org | 2021-02-07
The pandemic has exposed the inadequacy of the Austrian public health system, the failure of the federal government, and led to the acceleration of the economic crisis, writes Tibor Zenker, chairman of the Party of Labor of Austria…
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The Chinese 'Debt Trap' Is A Myth
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2021-02-07
China, we are told, inveigles poorer countries into taking out loan after loan to build expensive infrastructure that they can't afford and that will yield few benefits, all with the end goal of Beijing eventually taking control of these assets from its struggling borrowers. As states around the world pile on debt to combat the coronavirus pandemic and bolster flagging economies, fears of such possible seizures have only amplified. | Seen this way, China's internationalization–as laid out in programs such as the Belt and Road Initiative–is not simply a pursuit of geopolitical influence but also, in so…
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Newsom, Stop The Executions! Rally & Caravan to End the COVID Deaths in Prisons
R.R. | indybay.org | 2021-02-07
Activists in Oakland caravanned across the Bay Bridge to San Francisco on January 31, calling on Gov. Gavin Newsom to grant the mass release of incarcerated individuals. They said that Gov. Newsom and the California Department of Corrections (CDC) are responsible for the deaths of at least 180 people in prisons since the start of the COVID pandemic.
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States Are Poised to Cut Mental Health Care Despite Rising Demand Under COVID
Staff | truthout.org | 2021-02-07
Helena, Montana — When the pandemic hit, health officials in Montana's Beaverhead County had barely begun to fill a hole left by the 2017 closure of the local public assistance office, mental health clinic, chemical dependency center and job placement office after the state's last budget shortfall. | Now, those health officials worry more cuts are coming, even as they brace for a spike in demand for substance abuse and mental health services. That would be no small challenge in a poor…
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Congress Is Investigating the Meatpacking Industry's Failure to Protect Workers
Staff | truthout.org | 2021-02-07
Since the start of the pandemic, the meat industry has struggled to contain the virus in its facilities, and plants in Iowa, South Dakota and Kansas have endured some of the biggest workplace outbreaks in the country. | The meat companies' employees, many of them immigrants and refugees, slice pig bellies or cut up chicken carcasses in close quarters. Many of them don't speak English and aren't granted paid sick leave. To date, more than 50,000 meatpacking workers have been infected and at…
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The Folly of Backing France's African Adventures
Editor | scheerpost.com | 2021-02-07
U.S. Army photo by Spc. Yvette Zabala-Garriga/Released) By Maj. Danny Sjursen / AntiWar In Africa, Islamic State, and other Islamists, are just the tip of an underlying conflicts iceberg. Still, for decades, French Titanics — fueled by America — have rammed the symptomatic spire whilst ignoring the subsurface bulk of problems Paris largely caused or catalyzed. As for those running that nuance-free… | Source…
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Int'l Criminal Court will take up Israeli War Crimes and Apartheid in Palestine
Juan Cole | zcomm.org | 2021-02-07
On Friday, the International Criminal Court found that it had jurisdiction to consider war crimes and crimes against humanity and the crime of Apartheid in the Palestinian territories…
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Int'l Criminal Court will take up Israeli War Crimes and Apartheid in Palestine
Juan Cole | zcomm.org | 2021-02-07
On Friday, the International Criminal Court found that it had jurisdiction to consider war crimes and crimes against humanity and the crime of Apartheid in the Palestinian territories…
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Amazon intensifies 'severe' effort to discourage first-ever US warehouse union
Michael Sainato | zcomm.org | 2021-02-07
Movement to unionize workers in Alabama faces tough opposition as the retail giant launches aggressive anti-union drive…
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A Common Platform: Reimagining Data And Platforms
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2021-02-07
On October 20, 2020, the US Department of Justice filed an antitrust action against Google, the first step in what might be one of the biggest anti-monopoly cases of this century. With Google controlling more than an 87% share of the U.S. search market and its parent company, Alphabet, now one of the largest and most valuable companies in history, the move is likely long overdue. Yet Google/Alphabet is not alone. Just weeks later, the European Commission formally accused Amazon of breaking EU antitrust rules by distorting competition in online retail markets. | At this point, it is relatively uncontroversial to p…
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Amazon intensifies 'severe' effort to discourage first-ever US warehouse union
Michael Sainato | zcomm.org | 2021-02-07
Movement to unionize workers in Alabama faces tough opposition as the retail giant launches aggressive anti-union drive…
zcomm.org/znetarticle/amazon-intensifies…

Palestinian Groups Call On ICC To Take Swift Action
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2021-02-07
Palestinian organisations have urged the International Criminal Court (ICC) to move swiftly in holding Israel to account for its actions in the Occupied Territories after a landmark decision on Friday. | Judges ruled that it is within the court's remit hear war crimes allegations made against Israel in the West Bank, the Gaza Strip and East Jerusalem. | In a preliminary investigation opened six years ago, chief prosecutor Fatou Bensouda focused on 2014's Israeli aggression on the besieged Gaza Strip, which left 2,257 Palestinians dead, along with 74 Israeli soldiers. | In December 2019, Ms Bensouda said there was…
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Electoral Politics Use The Same Containment Strategies As Alzheimer's Facilities
Caitlin Johnstone | thealtworld.com | 2021-02-07
In a high-quality dementia care facility, confused residents who are at risk of unsafe wandering are skillfully redirected away from exit doors by staff members who are trained to provide them with the illusion of freedom while still keeping them in the safety of the care home. A propaganda-addled populace wandering around trying to find an escape from its oppressors is redirected in very much the same way. | If you've ever visited a loved one in a locked dementia care facility, especially near sunset, you know how agitated the people who live there can become. The impulse to wander and pace is very common, and d…
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OCHA-OP: "Humsa al Bqai'a | Flash Update #1"
OCHA | imemc.org | 2021-02-07
Report By: The United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs in the occupied Palestinian territory OCHA-OPT: Posted on 5 February 2021 Highlights During two major incidents in recent days, Israeli forces demolished or confiscated 46 structures in the Palestinian Bedouin community of Humsa — Al Bqai'a in the Jordan Valley, leaving 60 people, including 35 …
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Ecuador: US-Backed Government Scrambles To Privatize The Central Bank
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2021-02-07
With just days until Ecuador's February 7 presidential election and four months remaining on President Lenin Moreno's mandate, the Ecuadorian government and right-wing elites are still scrambling to privatize the country's central bank. | The process involves fast-tracking an emergency law dubbed the Humanitarian Support Organic Law, which will "lockdown" the central bank, siphon it from the public sector, and place Ecuador's financial sovereignty at the whims of private interests. | According to right-wing figures and the country's mainstream media apparatus that protects and serves its interest, the unconstitut…
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Fifity Thousand Sign Petition in Support of Indigenous Demonstrators
L. Mankiller | indybay.org | 2021-02-07
Tens of thousands of supporters have signed petition for Marin County District Attorney Lori Frugoli to drop the charges against a group of Indigenous Peoples Day demonstrators.
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Sunday 2/7: Support Indigenous Resistance!
L. Mankiller | indybay.org | 2021-02-07
Take action where you are!
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Junipero Serra statue vandalized in San Mateo County
bay area anarchists | indybay.org | 2021-02-07
White supremacist symbol of colonization thoroughly defaced in solidarity with indigenous resistance…
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Fifity Thousand Sign Petition in Support of Indigenous Demonstrators
L. Mankiller | indybay.org | 2021-02-07
Tens of thousands of supporters have signed petition Marin County District Attorney Lori Frugoli to drop the charges against a group of Indigenous peoples day demonstrators.
indybay.org/newsitems/2021/02/06/1883981…

Israeli Navy Attacks Palestinian Fishermen In Gaza
IMEMC News | imemc.org | 2021-02-07
Israeli navy ships attacked, Sunday, Palestinian fishing boats in Gaza territorial waters, in the southern part of the besieged coastal region, and near Gaza city. Media sources said the navy ships fired many live rounds at the Palestinian fishing boats, in addition to using the high-powered cater cannon against them, near Khan Younis, in the …
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The Anatomy of Fascism Denial
Paul Street | counterpunch.org | 2021-02-07
All hesitation to acknowledge that the United States had a serious brush with fascism under Donald Trump should have disappeared with the Trump-instigated Attack on the U.S. Capital last January 6th.
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On Contact: People's History Of West Virginia
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2021-02-07
On the show this week, Chris Hedges talks to filmmaker and journalist, Eleanor Goldfield about her documentary, "Hard Road of Hope". | Goldfield's documentary, "Hard Road of Hope", revisits West Virginia's long tradition of radicalism and militant unionism, including the famed 1921 armed uprising, the largest since the Civil War, by some 10,000 coal miners at Blair Mountain who fought the repressive coal owners and their hired coal company gun thugs and militias. In 2018, the state's 20,000 public school teachers and employees carried out a strike over low pay and high health-care costs, shutting down every publi…
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St. Louis Inmates Take Over Units After Weeks Of Complaints
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2021-02-07
More than 100 inmates at the St. Louis City Justice Center took over two units of the jail early this morning, shattering fourth-floor windows and setting small fires as they called out jubilantly to a crowd of supporters who gathered on the street below. | The uprising began around 2: 30 a.m., and detainees held control of the units for more than six hours before teams of city sheriff's deputies and police regained custody. | For weeks, tensions have been high at the downtown jail. Inmates staged two protests in late December and early January to complain about COVID-19 protocols and other conditions in the facil…
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Covid-19: Israel begins exit from third virus lockdown
MEE and agencies | middleeasteye.net | 2021-02-07
Covid-19: Israel begins exit from third virus lockdown | Despite a vaccination campaign, the country has been registering a daily average of 6,500 new Covid-19 cases | | MEE and agencies | Sun, 02/07/2021 – 15: 48 | While a third of Israelis have received the vaccine, Palestinians living in the occupied territories have been left out of the roll-out (AFP) | Israeli barbershops and some other businesses…
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The Heat: U.S. and Brazil battle COVID-19
Anand Naidoo | america.cgtn.com | 2021-02-07
COVID-19 continues its deadly rampage across the United States. | And Brazil battles a coronavirus crisis too.
america.cgtn.com/2021/02/06/the-heat-u-s…

BAP Solidarity Network Demands Biden End War In Afghanistan
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2021-02-07
In response to the Biden administration suggesting it will not complete the withdrawal of U.S. forces, per the Doha Agreement of February 2020, the Black Alliance for Peace Solidarity Network demands the United States end the war in Afghanistan. | The BAP Solidarity Network, comprised of non-African/Black people and organizations who support BAP's anti-imperialist mission, released a petition today, calling on everyone committed to peace, human rights and common sense, to demand Biden re-start peace talks; immediately withdraw all U.S. forces, private contractors, and other mercenaries; close all U.S. bases; and…
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Rich countries at risk of their own vaccine nationalism
yenisafak.com | 2021-02-07
The world's richest countries would do well to hurry in supplying and distributing vaccines against the novel coronavirus, as failing to do so would eventually harm their economies more severely than projected by earlier studies, experts say.As the world tries to free itself from the COVID-19 pandemic, the issue of making vaccines universally available has taken center stage.Despite pledges by donor countries to aid the global inoculation effort, there is still uncertainty about when jabs will reach vulnerable populations."No economy can bounce back fully until vaccines are distributed fairly, equally, quickly, a…
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Sanders Slams Democrats Who Want to Further Limit Eligibility for Relief Checks
Staff | truthout.org | 2021-02-07
Sen. Bernie Sanders took to Twitter Saturday night to call out Democrats in Congress who are considering a proposal to exclude millions of Americans from receiving $1,400 Covid-19 relief checks with narrower eligibility restrictions than the previous coronavirus pandemic packages passed under former President Donald Trump. | As the new chair of the…
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Tribes at Long Last Reclaim Control of National Bison Range
Patrick Shea | commondreams.org | 2021-02-07
Indigenous people will take over the management of decimated herds. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
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The Global Consequences of Jan. 6 and the Mass Base of Fascism — Gerald Horne
Paul Jay | theanalysis.news | 2021-02-07
How has the turmoil of Jan 6th and talk of coups affected American ability to control global events, especially as regards to China? The basis for fascism exists in the U.S. as a significant number of people who voted for Trump support a more racist and repressive state. Historian Gerald Horne on theAnalysis.news with Paul Jay.
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Denmark to build Artificial Island for Wind Farms to Power the Whole Country
Juan Cole | juancole.com | 2021-02-07
Ann Arbor (Informed Comment) — AFP reports that Denmark's parliament has just committed to building an artificial island off its shores that will be home to hundreds of huge wind turbines. It is the largest construction project in Denmark's history, and will be as big as 80 football fields. It will be protected on three …
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Can the Super Bowl end the Toxic season of Trumpism in Sports?
Juan Cole | juancole.com | 2021-02-07
By Robert Lipsyte | — ( Tomdispatch.com ) — Overwhelmed by the intertwined plagues of Covid-19 and Trumpism, sports didn't stand a chance in 2020. No wonder I'm weirded out by the strange, metaphorical moments of that last disastrous year and the first days of this one. To mention just three among so many: Dr. …
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What Trump and the Myanmar Coup Have in Common
Reese Erlich | commondreams.org | 2021-02-07
The Asian country's military overthrew its government over baseless claims of voter fraud. Sound familiar? | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
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Trump May Be Gone, But Neofascism Remains
Vishwas Satgar | socialistproject.ca | 2021-02-07
At last, the Donald Trump Presidency has crash landed and he is out of the White House. Now, we can all start dealing with 'Trump trauma' and shock. What did we live through over the past four years? This is a planetary question. It is a question we are all grappling with because the world … Keep reading »…
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Afghanistan gets 1st doses of COVID vaccine from India
yenisafak.com | 2021-02-07
Afghanistan on Sunday received 500,000 doses of Oxford-AstraZeneca's COVID-19 vaccine from India, health officials said.The India-made vaccine, locally known as Covishield, is the first to reach Afghanistan. It is being produced by the Serum Institute for mid- and low-income countries.Talking to reporters at Kabul's Hamid Karzai International Airport after receiving the consignment, Ghulam Dastagir Nazari, head of the immunization drive at the Health Ministry, said frontline health care staff, followed by security forces and civil servants, will be the first to be inoculated after emergency approval from the Worl…
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Mosque turned into pop-up vaccination centre to encourage take-up from Muslim community
The Canary | thecanary.co | 2021-02-07
A mosque has been turned into a pop-up coronavirus (Covid-19) vaccination centre. The move is intended to help ease mistrust in the Muslim community about getting the jab. | Misinformation: | The makeshift clinic has been set up at the London Muslim Centre. Young children attended with their grandparents and relatives aged over 68 in the bitter winter chill to get the Oxford/AstraZeneca vaccine. | It comes just days after local medical officials in Tower Hamlets said only three out of 200 people who'd been contacted had turned up for an appointment. This was according to Asad Jaman of the East London Mosq…
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Iran to receive next shipment of Russian vaccine in mid-Feb
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2021-02-07
TEHRAN, Feb. 07 (MNA) — Iranian Ambassador to Russian Federation said that Tehran will receive the next shipments of Russian COVID-19 vaccine in mid-February, March, and April.
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Ten people have died after coronavirus outbreak at a care home
The Canary | thecanary.co | 2021-02-07
Ten people have died after contracting coronavirus (Covid-19) following an outbreak at a care home. | NHS Fife said 25 residents and 43 staff tested positive for the virus at Mossview Care Home in the town of Lochgelly. | The care home was closed to new admissions but has since reopened as it's now 14 days since the last positive test. | The health board said its health protection team and Fife Health and Social Care Partnership worked closely with Fife Council's environmental health service to support the management of the care home and offer advice. | NHS Fife said: NHS Fife is aware of a recent cluster of confi…
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South Africa records 3,184 new COVID-19 infections
yenisafak.com | 2021-02-07
South Africa recorded 3,184 new coronavirus infections, taking the country's total to 1,473,700, Health Minister Zweli Mkhize said late Saturday. | "Regrettably, we report a further 278 COVID-19 related deaths," Mlkhize said, adding that it brings the number of fatalities to 46,180. | The coastal city of Kwa-Zulu Natal had the highest death toll Saturday with 109, followed by the tourism province of Western Cape which recorded 57 deaths. | Gauteng province, which includes the capital of Pretoria and the largest city, Johannesburg, registered 50 deaths. While the remaining six provinces each have less than 47 deat…
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'Unbelievable,' Says Sanders, That Some Dems Want to Further Limit Eligibility for Covid-19 Relief Checks
Jessica Corbett, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2021-02-07
"In other words," noted the Senate Budget Committee chair, "working-class people who got checks from Trump would not get them from Biden." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
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Struggling Cities and States Shouldn't Pay the Price for Federal Bipartisanship
Staff | truthout.org | 2021-02-07
For much of the past week, the media has been rather fixated on the supposed resurrection of a "moderate-middle" of ten GOP senators willing to cut a financial deal with President Biden, and with the Democratic congressional majorities, over another COVID relief package. | On Friday, however, after days of back-and-forth in which th…
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The Netherlands brought to standstill after first snow in over a decade
Online News Editor | laprensalatina.com | 2021-02-07
The Hague, Feb 7 (efe-epa).- Storm Darcy brought the first snow to the Netherlands in more than a decade, dumping up to 30 centimeters as rail, road and air traffic were all suspended on Sunday. The disruption has also affected Covid-19 testing centers, which have been closed for the next few days. The Netherlands Meteorological …
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The Snowplow Test
_____ | strategic-culture.org | 2021-02-07
By Rod DREHER | Los Angeles Times columnist Virginia Heffernan, who lives in Brooklyn Heights but who lives somewhere rurally to escape Covid, recently had a dilemma: her Trump-loving neighbors did something nice for her. She doesn't know what the right thing to do about it is. | Now, stop right there. Normal people don't have this problem. Normal people think, aww, how nice, and start thinking of ways to return the kindness. But normal people are not Harvard-educated New York-based liberal journalists. Hence Heffernan'…
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Republican senator sets off liberals by suggesting Trump impeachment trial a 'distraction' from Pelosi
rt.com | 2021-02-07
Sen. Ron Johnson (R-Wisconsin) has claimed that the upcoming impeachment trial for Donald Trump is a diversion for House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-California) and her own actions, a vague theory that's earning plenty of scorn. | Appearing on Fox News' 'Sunday Morning Futures,' Johnson was asked about a letter written by former US Capitol Police Chief Steven Sund. It was addressed to Pelosi, as well as ranking members from both parties. | The letter, which was obtained by CNN, detailed the…
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Ideological Imperialism Is Leading to a Bad End
_____ | strategic-culture.org | 2021-02-07
By Patrick BUCHANAN | When it was learned in 2016 that Russia may have hacked the emails of John Podesta and the DNC, and passed the fruits on to WikiLeaks to aid candidate Donald Trump, mighty was the outrage of the American establishment. | If Russia's security services filched those emails, and a troll farm in Saint Petersburg sent tweets and texts to stir up rancor in our politics, it was said, this was an attack on American democracy and its most sacred of rituals — the elections by which we chose our leaders. | Some called it an "act of war." Others compared it to Pearl Harbor. | Almost all agreed it…
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Tehran ,Moscow to finalize tie on joint vaccine production
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2021-02-07
TEHRAN, Feb. 07 (MNA) — An Iranian delegation, who just arrived in Moscow, will finalize a joint cooperation agreement for the production of the Sputnik V vaccine between Iran and Russia.
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Turkish vice president to pay working visit to N Cyprus
yenisafak.com | 2021-02-07
Turkish Vice President Fuat Oktay will pay a working visit to the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus (TRNC) on Feb. 10-11.Oktay will be accompanied by Transport and Infrastructure Minister Adil Karaismailoglu, Communications Director Fahrettin Altun and President of Digital Transformation Office Ali Taha Koc.On the first day of the visit, Oktay will meet with TRNC President Ersin Tatar, Prime Minister Ersan Saner and Parliament Speaker Onder Sennaroglu.During the two-day working visit, talks on a financial cooperation protocol between Turkey and the TRNC will also be held.The Presidential Digital Transformation…
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Governments mustn't confuse Criticism of Israel with anti-Semitism: British-Israeli Academics
contributors | juancole.com | 2021-02-07
Via Israeli Academics UK Call to reject the IHRA's 'working definition of antisemitism' To: Vice Chancellors, Members of Academic Senates, all other UK Academics and Students & Rt Hon Gavin Williamson CBE MP Secretary of State for Education RE: The IHRA 'working definition of antisemitism' We, British Academics who are also Israeli citizens, strongly oppose …
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Turkish series rate high in popularity in Bangladesh
yenisafak.com | 2021-02-07
Like in other parts of the world, the Turkish mega-series Dirilis Ertugrul is taking Bangladesh by storm, with hundreds of people even in remote areas getting hooked to it."People are rushing to my shop to get the series in their mobile memory cards instead of demanding songs or other things," Farhad Hossain, a mobile service shop owner in the southern coastal district of Barguna, told Anadolu Agency.For Oliur Rahman Oli, a movie freak and an intermediate student of a private college in Bangladesh's capital Dhaka, watching the Turkish serial in Bengali language dubbing is an essential routine. A local private TV…
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Who The Hell Is Alexei Navalny?
Katya Kazbek | zcomm.org | 2021-02-07
Nothing fundamentally new is happening right now. A part of Russian society is unhappy with Putin and his government, but that's been a constant throughout his 20-plus year term…
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Flames of protests against Kremlin burn behind bars
Online News Editor | laprensalatina.com | 2021-02-07
Zakharova, Russia, Feb 7 (efe-epa).- Bags of cigarettes, sachets of tea and boxes of cookies are piled up in the snow in front of the detention center. They are for demonstrators who were detained in the mass protests in favor of opposition leader Alexei Navalny. The demonstrations have stopped, but the discontent of these young …
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A day of action against the DWP has put a spotlight on our broken social security system
Steve Topple | thecanary.co | 2021-02-07
Campaigners have thrust the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) into the spotlight again. Because on Saturday 6 February, Universal Credit was the subject of a day of online action. | DWP and the Treasury: at war: | In April 2020, the DWP increased the rate of Universal Credit by around £20 a week. But ever since then, uncertainty has existed over what will happen this April. Since the Tories are ending this increase, people will see a £20 per wee…
thecanary.co/trending/2021/02/07/a-day-o…

Northern Ireland's ministerial list of interests to 'be published this month'
Peadar O'Cearnaigh | thecanary.co | 2021-02-07
A register of members' interests for Northern Ireland Assembly MLAs is available online. The purpose of the register is: to provide information on any financial interest or other registerable interest which might reasonably be thought by others to influence a Member's actions, speeches or votes in the Assembly, or actions taken in his or her capacity as a Member of the Northern Ireland Assembly. | However, once an MLA becomes a minister…
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The left eyes victory as Ecuador goes to the polls
John McEvoy | thecanary.co | 2021-02-07
On Sunday 7 February, Ecuadorians go to the polls to elect a new president and National Assembly. Ecuador has been gripped by an economic crisis amidst an " erratic and neg…
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Suu Kyi's party asks world not to recognize military junta
yenisafak.com | 2021-02-07
Myanmar's former ruling party on Sunday called on the UN and international community not to recognize the State Administrative Council formed following a military coup in the country.Established on Feb. 2 following the detention of scores of government officials, the council, led by commander-in-chief of the armed forces, is the executive body currently governing the country.The National League for Democracy (NLD), led by ousted State Counselor Aung San Suu Kyi, who was among those detained during the coup, released a statement on Sunday calling on the UN and the international community not to recognize the milit…
yenisafak.com/en/world/suu-kyis-party-as…

Saudi-led coalition intercepts rebel drone from Yemen
yenisafak.com | 2021-02-07
The Saudi-led coalition in Yemen said Sunday it had intercepted an explosive-laden drone fired by Houthi rebels towards Saudi Arabia.The Houthi drone attack was a "systematic and deliberate attempt to target civilians and civilian objects", coalition spokesman Col. Turki al-Maliki said in a statement cited by Saudi SPA News Agency.There was no comment from the Houthi group on the coalition's statement.The rebel movement regularly announces rocket and drone attacks on Saudi territories, saying they are a reaction to the Saudi-led coalition's assault on Yemen.Yemen has been wracked by violence and instability since…
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Turkey 'friend and ally' to Libya: Interim PM
yenisafak.com | 2021-02-07
Libya's new Prime Minister Abdul Hamid Dbeibeh on Sunday described Turkey as a "friend and ally", saying his government will work to achieve peace in war-torn Libya.This came in an exclusive interview with Anadolu Agency, the first by a foreign news agency with the new premier after being elected to lead an interim government.On Friday, Libya's rival political groups agreed to form an interim unity government after five days of talks in Switzerland. Mohammad Younes Menfi was elected to head the Presidency Council of an interim government and Dbeibeh as its prime minister. Mossa Al-Koni and Abdullah Hussein Al-Laf…
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Thousands rally in Myanmar against military coup
yenisafak.com | 2021-02-07
The police in Yangon are struggling to block the protesters who are marching to Sule Pagoda, the center of the city, according to Anadolu Agency's freelance reporter in the city.He said the citizens cheered the demonstrators by clapping and offering food and water, adding the protesters marching on various city roads are avoiding any conflict with the police during the anti-coup demonstrations.Myanmar's military junta on Saturday shut down internet services across the country amid anti-coup protests.Nearly 300 members of Myanmar's parliament on Saturday issued a joint statement rejecting the military junta that s…
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Pakistan hopes to get off watchdog's gray list
yenisafak.com | 2021-02-07
Despite the strong "Indian lobby," Pakistan hopes that a watchdog for global money-laundering will not make a "politically motivated" decision at the next meeting later this month and delete the country's name from the FATF gray list.Pakistan's anxious eye is on the four-day virtual meeting of the Financial Action Task Force — a Paris-based global money-laundering watchdog — starting on Feb. 22, which is expected to decide whether or not to remove Islamabad from its gray list.The country has been on the FATF radar since June 2018, when it was placed on its gray list for terrorist financing and money l…
yenisafak.com/en/economy/pakistan-hopes-…

Around 150 missing as glacier breaks in northern India
yenisafak.com | 2021-02-07
Some 150 people went missing after part of a Himalayan glacier broke in northern India, leading to a massive flood, officials said on Sunday.A portion of Nanda Devi glacier, India's second-highest mountain, broke off in Tapovan area of the Uttarakhand state, damaging the Rishiganga hydro power project."Representatives of the power project have told me that they are not being able to contact around 150 of their workmen at the project site," Ridhim Aggarwal, an official of the state disaster response force, told local media.Photos and videos posted and shared on social media platforms showed a massive flood in the…
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Russia searches for remains of 2 Israelis in Syria
yenisafak.com | 2021-02-07
The Russian army conducted searches in a cemetery near the Yarmouk camp for Palestinian refugees in Syria, in an attempt to find the remains of two Israeli soldiers who went missing 39 years ago during the first Lebanon war, The Times of Israel reported.The Hebrew daily, citing Syrian media reports, named the two soldiers as Tzvi Feldman and Yehuda Katzwent. They went missing during the battle of Sultan Yacoub in 1982, along with Zachary Baumel, whose remains were recovered and returned to Israel in 2019.In 2019, Tel Aviv received the remains of Baumel, who was killed in the same battle with the Syrian army near…
yenisafak.com/en/news/russia-searches-fo…

Bomb blast kills at least 12 in central Somalia
yenisafak.com | 2021-02-07
The attack, which wounded several others, targeted the vehicle of Abdirashid Abdi Qooje as it passed through the village of Eldhere 30 kilometers (18 miles) west of Dhusamareb, the administrative capital of Galmudug State. Qooje was the head of the National Intelligence and Security Agency in Dhusamareb.Speaking to Anadolu Agency, security officials in the region confirmed the attack and number of casualties on condition of anonymity."A military vehicle carrying Dhusamareb intelligence chief Abdirashid Abdi Qooje, was attacked while traveling between Eldhere and Guriel town, killing him and 11 of his bodyguards,"
yenisafak.com/en/news/bomb-blast-kills-a…

UN envoy visits Iran for talks on Yemeni conflict
yenisafak.com | 2021-02-07
UN envoy to Yemen Martin Griffiths arrived in Tehran on Sunday for talks with Iranian officials on a resolution of the 7-year Yemeni conflict.A statement released by his office said that Griffiths will meet with Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif and other senior officials during his two-day visit."The visit is part of the Special Envoy's diplomatic efforts to support a negotiated political solution to the conflict in Yemen that meets the aspirations of the Yemeni people," the statement said.According to the statement, Griffiths' immediate priority is "to support agreement between the parties to the conflict on…
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School faces backlash after allowing kids to 'opt out' of Black History Month to 'exercise their civil rights'
rt.com | 2021-02-07
A Utah charter school is facing a major backlash after it was revealed to be allowing parents to opt their students out of lessons relating to Black History Month. | In a letter sent to families by Maria Montessori Academy Director Micah Hirokawa, the school said complaints from a handful of families had led to them offering the decision for everyone to "exercise their civil rights to not participate in Black History Month at the school." | Hirokawa wrote in a Facebook post over the weekend that the demands from the few complaining parents "deeply saddens and disappoints me." | The school, which has a majorit…
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Trump critics cheer as poll claims majority of Americans want ex-president convicted and barred from holding public office
rt.com | 2021-02-07
As former President Donald Trump is set to begin his impeachment trial in the Senate this week, a new poll shows support for the endeavor is rising as a narrow majority support conviction. | According to the latest poll, released by ABC/Ipsos on Sunday, 56 percent of the public wants to see Trump impeached and convicted for his alleged role in the US Capitol riot on January 6. | The former Republican president is accused of inciting an insurrection, with critics pointing to a speech he gave in DC not long before events at the Capitol transpired as him pushing supporters toward violence. During his speech, Trum…
rt.com/usa/514868-trump-impeachment-tria…

MyPillow's Mike Lindell says he could be suing Dominion, Smartmatic 'for the American people'
rt.com | 2021-02-07
MyPillow founder Mike Lindell continues to push controversial election fraud claims, this time saying he could possibly sue voting software companies like Dominion in an effort to get to "the truth." | Discussing his new film 'Absolute Proof' on Steve Bannon's 'War Room' podcast, Lindell had an "epiphany" when speaking about Dominion and Smartmatic, two companies he continues to say implemented machines that were manipulated in Joe Biden's favor during the presidential election. | Lindell's epiphany was a threat to figure out a way to sue Dominion if they did not agree to meet with him to discuss his election…
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'Shoot his ass!' Maryland driver goads deputy sheriff as he unloads clip into stick-swinging assailant (GRAPHIC VIDEO)
rt.com | 2021-02-07
An incident in Maryland in which a driver attacked a deputy sheriff with a stick before being shot to death was caught on film by a witness. The man can be heard calling on the deputy to use his gun. | The fatal shooting happened near the town of Laytonsville in Montgomery County on Saturday morning, according to a police account of the events. The man that ended up being killed was driving erratically on the road to Olney, running one car off the road and into a telephone pole, and colliding with another vehicle before coming to a stop. | "He immediately got out of the car with a very large wooden stick of so…
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Biden puts US in standoff with Iran, says sanctions won't be lifted until country stops enriching uranium
rt.com | 2021-02-07
In a new excerpt from his pre-Super Bowl interview, President Joe Biden made it clear there is no chance of the US lifting sanctions on Iran unless they "stop enriching uranium first," a step Tehran is not willing to take. | Biden's stance puts him at odds with Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, who said before the US president's comments aired that the US must lift all sanctions if it wants Iran to "return to its commitments." | "It must lift all sanctions in practice, then we will do verification … then we will return to our commitments," he stated, according to local media. | Also on rt.com
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'Man has to eat': Report mocked online for revealing Sen. Josh Hawley billed Simpsons-themed food at Universal Studios to campaign
rt.com | 2021-02-07
An article that revealed Republican Senator Josh Hawley had billed nearly $200 worth of Universal Studios fast food to his senate campaign, before reimbursing the cost, attracted mockery and scorn on social media this week. | A Saturday report from the New York Post, which cited FEC records, claimed Hawley had spent $197 at various food outlets during a March 2020 trip to Universal Studios, Florida, and billed it to his campaign. | The bill included $80.04 at Margaritaville, $3…
rt.com/usa/514861-josh-hawley-universal-…

A Return to "Normal" Under Biden Is Not Good Enough. We Must Demand More
Staff | truthout.org | 2021-02-07
A return to "normality." A collective sigh of relief. From Washington, D.C. to living rooms across the world, the inauguration of President Joe Biden signalled a return to "normal." Back to the old ways of doing politics. The slew of executive actions Biden signed on his first day undid (thankfully) many of the draconian dictates of the Trump administration. For many, January 20, 2021, was like waking up after a four-year nightmare. And of course, the damage of those years — whether in packing…
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The New Environmentalism Must Demand Systemic Change
Staff | truthout.org | 2021-02-07
Fifty years ago, my young daughter and I were on the National Mall in Washington, D.C., for the first Earth Day. A group of us were then launching the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC). Since then, the NRDC and other U.S. environmental groups have racked up more victories and accomplishments than one can count. | But here's the deeply troubling rub: As our environmental organizations have grown stronger, more sophisticated and more global in reach, the environment has continued to slide downhill. And not just…
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City strengthens grip over Premier League lead with 4-1 win over Liverpool
Online News Editor | laprensalatina.com | 2021-02-07
Liverpool, England, Feb 7 (efe-epa).- Manchester City on Sunday earned a second-half away 4-1 win over defending champion Liverpool, to strengthen their grip over the Premier League's top spot. City had an opportunity to break the deadlock with eight minutes to go before first-half stoppage time, when they were awarded a penalty after English forward …
laprensalatina.com/city-strengthens-grip…

Spain's FM begins Gulf tour in UAE
Online News Editor | laprensalatina.com | 2021-02-07
Cairo, Feb 7 (efe-epa).- Spanish Minister of Foreign Affairs Arancha Gonzalez Laya on Sunday arrived in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), kicking off a Gulf trip that will also take her to Saudi Arabia and Qatar. The Spanish official held a meeting with the UAE Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of the Interior Sheikh Saif …
laprensalatina.com/spains-fm-begins-gulf…

Myanmar internet blockade continues amid new demonstrations
Online News Editor | laprensalatina.com | 2021-02-07
Update 1: Adds detail about number of detainees, internet usage Yangon, Myanmar, Feb 7 (efe-epa).- Myanmar continued Sunday with the nationwide internet blockade imposed by the military junta that launched a coup earlier in the week, as demonstrations protesting the putsch continued in Yangon. The outage, ordered the day earlier, does not affect national and …
laprensalatina.com/myanmar-internet-bloc…

Israel begins gradual easing of national lockdown
Online News Editor | laprensalatina.com | 2021-02-07
Jerusalem, Feb 7 (efe-epa).- Israel on Sunday began gradually easing national lockdown restrictions that have seen people confined to within one kilometer of their homes for more than a month. Although people can once again travel more freely, businesses remain subject to closures or capacity limits. Restaurants can now serve take-out food, national parks can …
laprensalatina.com/israel-begins-gradual…

Biden: US won't lift sanctions unless Iran stops enriching uranium
Online News Editor | laprensalatina.com | 2021-02-07
Washington, Feb 7 (efe-epa).- President Joe Biden confirmed that he will not lift sanctions on Tehran unless the Islamic government there stops enriching uranium, according to an excerpt of an interview that CBS will air later on Sunday. When questioned by the interviewer whether the US will first lift sanctions on Iran to entice it …
laprensalatina.com/biden-us-wont-lift-sa…

Myanmar lifts internet blockade as anti-coup demonstrations continue
Online News Editor | laprensalatina.com | 2021-02-07
Update 2: Updates with lifting of intenet blockade Yangon, Myanmar, Feb 7 (efe-epa).- Myanmar's teleoperator MPT, jointly owned and controlled by the government, at least temporarily reestablished internet connection in the country Sunday as demonstrations protesting this week's military coup continued in Yangon. An EFE correspondent was able to confirm that the network was operational …
laprensalatina.com/myanmar-lifts-interne…

Wolves, Leicester City play out goalless stalemate
Online News Editor | laprensalatina.com | 2021-02-07
London, Feb 7 (efe-epa).- Wolverhampton Wanderers and Leicester City on Sunday had to settle for a goalless draw in their Premier League match. Leicester's recent ups and downs continued at Wolves' Molineux Stadium, where they failed to build up their mid-week 2-0 away win over Fulham City. Heading into Wednesday's Fulham game, Leicester — the …
laprensalatina.com/wolves-leicester-city…

Pyongyang to hold new plenary session to finalize 2021 strategy
Online News Editor | laprensalatina.com | 2021-02-07
Seoul, Feb 7 (efe-epa).- North Korea will soon hold a new single party plenary session to determine a roadmap of its 2021 strategic plan, agreed at its recent congress, state media reported Sunday. The session will take place "within the first 10 days of February, to deliberate and determine the 2021 work plans in all …
laprensalatina.com/pyongyang-to-hold-new…

Varane leads Real Madrid over Huesca; Sevilla win 4th in a row
Online News Editor | laprensalatina.com | 2021-02-07
Sports Desk, Feb 6 (efe-epa).- Raphael Varane had a brace Saturday in Real Madrid's 1-2 come from behind victory against last-place Huesca, while Sevilla topped Getafe 3-0 to extend their winning run in LaLiga to four. Varane's first goals of the season — and his first double ever in the league — came on the …
laprensalatina.com/varane-leads-real-mad…

At least 9 dead, 150 missing as glacier bursts in Himalayas in India
Online News Editor | laprensalatina.com | 2021-02-07
(Update 1: adds info on casualties) New Delhi, Feb 7 (efe-epa).- At least nine people have died and 150 are missing after a glacier burst in the Himalayas in northern India on Sunday, triggering a massive flood of water and mud that destroyed or severely damaged two hydroelectric power plants under construction and other infrastructure …
laprensalatina.com/at-least-9-dead-150-m…

Some 100 missing as glacier bursts in Himalayan mountains in India
Online News Editor | laprensalatina.com | 2021-02-07
New Delhi, Feb 7 (efe-epa).- A glacier burst in the Himalayan mountains of northern India on Sunday led to a large flood of water and mud destroying several structures and left at least a hundred people missing. The disaster occurred early morning in Chamoli district in the state of Uttarakhand, when a glacier broke off …
laprensalatina.com/some-100-missing-as-g…

Dealing With the Bosnian Conundrum
_____ | strategic-culture.org | 2021-02-07
The stage is being set in the Republic of Srpska for what in Texas they call a double whammy. | There is a Serbian saying that when an idle priest can think of nothing better to do he entertains himself by baptising goats. Bosnia's High Representative Valentin Inzko apparently finds himself in a similarly absurd position. Oblivious to the Great Reset issues gripping the world around him and even of the dire condition of his own Bosnian raj, Inzko was busy over the last couple of days composing a letter to Nedeljko ƒåubriloviƒá, speaker of parliament in the Republic of Srpska, Bosnia's Serb-…
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How Democracies Die
_____ | strategic-culture.org | 2021-02-07
U.S. politics are already reeling from the events of January 6, and now the Biden administration is weakening them all the more. | Sometimes democracies die from corruption, fascism, or a military coup. But other times it succumbs to terminal stupidity. | An example of how this works occurred on Feb. 2 when the State Department announced that "the Biden Administration embraces and champions the working definition" of anti-Semitism put forth by a group known as the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance. "We applaud the growing number of countries and international bodies that apply it," the department said.
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US decision will provide 'profound relief' to millions in war-torn Yemen: UN spokesperson
news.un.org | 2021-02-07
The US announcement revoking the previous administration's terrorist designation of Yemen's Houthi movement, formally known as Ansar Allah, will provide "profound relief" to millions in the country, who depend on international assistance and imports for their survival, the UN Spokesperson said on Saturday.
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India: UN rights office urges 'maximum restraint' in ongoing protests
news.un.org | 2021-02-07
The United Nations human rights office (OHCHR) has called on authorities and protesters in India to "exercise maximum restraint" amidst ongoing protests by farmers.
news.un.org/feed/view/en/story/2021/02/1…

US decision will provide 'profound relief' to millions in war-torn Yemen: UN spokesperson
news.un.org | 2021-02-07
The US announcement of revoking its designation of Yemen's Houthi movement (Ansar Allah) as a foreign terrorist organization will provide "profound relief" to millions in the country, who depend on international assistance and imports for survival, a UN spokesperson said on Saturday.
news.un.org/feed/view/en/story/2021/02/1…

Multiple knife attacks in London claim two lives
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2021-02-07
TEHRAN, Feb. 07 (MNA) — British police announced that two people have been killed and 14 others injured in a series of stabbings in London in the past 24 hours.
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Venezuelan Parliamentary Commission Charges Guaidó
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2021-02-07
Today, February 5, the Comptroller Commission of Venezuela's National Assembly (AN) presented before the Public Ministry (MP) charges against the 2015 deputy Juan Guaidó for damage to the Republic and usurpation of functions. | In statements transmitted by Venezolana de Televisión, the president of the commission, deputy José Brito, stated that the charges presented by the Commission included criminal association, organized crime, usurpation of functions, assassination, attempted coup, homicide, and others. | "The sum of penalties would add up to more than 200 years in prison," said Brito. In this regard, he ment…
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Why Israel Is Joining The Pentagon's 'Arab NATO'
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2021-02-07
With none of the usual fanfare associated with such a momentous decision, the Pentagon announced last month a major reorganisation to bring Israel – for the first time – inside its military command in the Middle East alongside the Arab states. | Until now, Israel has belonged to the US military's European command, or Eucom, rather than the Middle Eastern one, known as Central Command, or Centcom. The decision effectively jettisoned the traditional wisdom that Israel's inclusion in Centcom would increase friction between the US and Arab states, and would make the latter more reluctant to share intelligence or coop…
popularresistance.org/why-israel-is-join…

YouTube Financially Deplatforms Swath Of Indie Media
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2021-02-07
The Google-owned video sharing platform YouTube has demonetized numerous independent media accounts, a jarring escalation in the steadily intensifying campaign against alternative news outlets online. | Progressive commentators Graham Elwood, The Progressive Soapbox, The Convo Couch, Franc Analysis, Hannah Reloaded and Cyberdemon531 have all received notifications from YouTube that their videos are no longer permitted to earn money through the platform's various monetization features, as has Ford Fischer, a respected freelancer who films U.S. political demonstrations. No explanation has been offered for this deci…
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Ali al-Nimr and two other Saudis jailed as minors have death sentences commuted
Alex MacDonald | middleeasteye.net | 2021-02-07
Ali al-Nimr and two other Saudis jailed as minors have death sentences commuted | Rights group Reprieve welcomes the news but calls for others imprisoned as minors to receive similar treatment | Alex MacDonald | Sun, 02/07/2021 – 14: 11 | Ali al-Nimr, a Saudi youth facing the death penalty for taking part in pro-reform protests, posing for a photo at an unknown location (AFP) | Saudi Arabia on Sunday commuted th…
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No return to nuclear deal before Iran sanctions lifted, says Khamenei
MEE and agencies | middleeasteye.net | 2021-02-07
No return to nuclear deal before Iran sanctions lifted, says Khamenei | Supreme Leader says US needs to 'completely lift sanctions… not just on paper' before any return to 2015 deal | MEE and agencies | Sun, 02/07/2021 – 10: 08 | Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei delivering a speech in front of air force commanders on 7 February, days ahead of the 42nd anniversary marking the victory of the Isla…
www.middleeasteye.net/news/no-return-nuc…

Jailed Saudi teen Ali al-Nimr has death sentence commuted to 10 years in prison
Alex MacDonald | middleeasteye.net | 2021-02-07
Jailed Saudi teen Ali al-Nimr has death sentence commuted to 10 years in prison | Rights group Reprieve welcomes the news but calls for others imprisoned as minors to receive similar treatment | Alex MacDonald | Sun, 02/07/2021 – 14: 11 | Ali al-Nimr, a Saudi youth facing the death penalty for taking part in pro-reform protests, posing for a photo at an unknown location (AFP) | Saudi Arabia has commuted the deat…
www.middleeasteye.net/news/jailed-saudi-…

Saudi-led coalition says it intercepted Houthi armed drone attack
MEE and agencies | middleeasteye.net | 2021-02-07
Saudi-led coalition says it intercepted Houthi armed drone attack | The incident comes days after President Biden announced ending of US support for Saudi-led operations in Yemen | MEE and agencies | Sun, 02/07/2021 – 11: 15 | Drone attack attributed to Houthis comes after US moved to delist the rebels as a terrorist group (AFP) | An armed drone launched towards Saudi Arabia by Yemen's Houthis was intercepte…
www.middleeasteye.net/news/saudi-led-coa…

Joe Biden says no lifting of Iran sanctions before talks
MEE and agencies | middleeasteye.net | 2021-02-07
Joe Biden says no lifting of Iran sanctions before talks | Tehran has previously called for the lifting of sanctions before it returns to the 2015 nuclear accords | MEE and agencies | Sun, 02/07/2021 – 15: 52 | US President Joe Biden makes his way to board Air Force One before departing from Andrews Air Force Base in Maryland on 5 February 2021 (AFP) | US President Joe Biden said he would not lift sanctions…
www.middleeasteye.net/news/joe-biden-say…

Returning to the Roots of Community Resilience in Hawai'i
Libby Leonard | commondreams.org | 2021-02-07
Local agriculture initiatives offer a way toward food security through reconnection with the land and the true spirit of aloha. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
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Henry Darby Goes Above and Beyond to Help His Students—And That Should Make You Angry
Leonard Pitts Jr. | commondreams.org | 2021-02-07
What does it say about us as a country that he must go to such extraordinary lengths? | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
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Biden to Lift the Wrongheaded Houthi Terrorist Designation—But What's Next?
Annelle Sheline | commondreams.org | 2021-02-07
Having reversed the worst of Trump's policies, Biden must now tackle those of the Obama administration. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
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US Reporting Fails to Note Foreign Roots of Haiti's 'Constitutional Crisis'
Mark Schuller | commondreams.org | 2021-02-07
Voices within Haiti amplified in foreign corporate media are political parties. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
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Enormous VA Union Contract Moves Towards Uncertain Conclusion Under New Biden Administration
Hamilton Nolan | commondreams.org | 2021-02-07
The fate of more than a quarter million federal workers is still up in the air. | www.flickr.com/photos/69719745@N05/16128…
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3 Iranian football clubs ready to host 2021 ACL group stage
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2021-02-07
TEHRAN, Feb. 07 (MNA) — Three Iranian football clubs present at the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Champions League 2021 have announced readiness to host the group stage of the games.
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No one can take Iran back to American domination period: Amb
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2021-02-07
TEHRAN, Feb. 07 (MNA) — Iranian Ambassador to Damascus Javad Torkabadi said that no one can return Iran to the time of American domineering and hegemony period, emphasizing that the resistance is a decision that the country will not relinquish it.
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Iranian nation 'serious' in overcoming sanctions
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2021-02-07
TEHRAN, Feb. 07 (MNA) — Noting that the arrangement of the Iranian nation to overcome the sanctions and the enemies is serious, IRGC Chief Commander said, "Iranian youth have managed to stand on their own feet to bury the wishes of the enemies."
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Iranian Parl. speaker arrives in Moscow for bilateral talks
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2021-02-07
TEHRAN, Feb. 07 (MNA) — Iranian Parliament Speaker Mohammad Bagher Ghalibaf arrived in Russian capital Moscow on Sunday to discuss bilateral ties and relevant issues.
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Iraqi forces arrest 13 ISIL terrorists in Baghdad
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2021-02-07
TEHRAN, Feb. 07 (MNA) — The Iraqi intelligence agency announced on Sunday that 13 ISIL terrorist elements have been arrested in Baghdad.
en.mehrnews.com/news/169634/Iraqi-forces…

Iran sympathizes with India over deadly flood
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2021-02-07
TEHRAN, Feb. 08 (MNA) — Iranian Foreign Ministry has sympathized with the Indian government and nation over the deadly flood in the northern parts of the country.
en.mehrnews.com/news/169646/Iran-sympath…

US must ensure Trump's actions won't be repeated: Zarif
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2021-02-07
TEHRAN, Feb. 07 (MNA) — Iranian Foreign Minister said that the US must guarantee that the measures taken by the Trump administration will not be repeated.
en.mehrnews.com/news/169644/US-must-ensu…

Recent war games sent clear message to enemy
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2021-02-07
TEHRAN, Feb. 07 (MNA) — The Commander of Iran's Army Ground Force Brigadier General Kioumars said the recent military exercises staged by Iran have sent a clear message to the enemy.
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Iran, Russia enjoying excellent, strategic relations
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2021-02-07
TEHRAN, Feb. 07 (MNA) — Saying that Tehran-Moscow relations are excellent and strategic, a senior Iranian Parliamentary advisor noted that Ghalibaf's trip takes place in the light of important regional and international developments.
en.mehrnews.com/news/169632/Iran-Russia-…

Three people trapped in avalanche near Tehran
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2021-02-07
TEHRAN, Feb. 07 (MNA) — Three people are missing after getting trapped under an avalanche in the mountains of Taleghan, Alborz province, northwest of capital Tehran.
en.mehrnews.com/news/169639/Three-people…

VIDEO: IRIAF commanders meet Leader
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2021-02-07
TEHRAN, Feb. 07 (MNA) — Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei received a group of Iranian Air Force commanders on Sunday in Tehran.
en.mehrnews.com/news/169629/VIDEO-IRIAF-…

Austin Leads the Way in Cutting Police Funding and Using the Money for Housing
Candice Bernd | zcomm.org | 2021-02-07
Austin City Council voted Thursday to use funds slashed from the police budget to purchase a hotel that will provide permanent supportive housing for people experiencing homelessness…
zcomm.org/znetarticle/austin-leads-the-w…

Reporting is not a crime. So why has India's government charged our magazine?
Martand Kaushik | zcomm.org | 2021-02-07
The Caravan's editors write that charges filed against them after covering protests are an 'assault on free media'…
zcomm.org/znetarticle/reporting-is-not-a…

How to Defeat The White Power Movement
Vincent Emanuele | zcomm.org | 2021-02-07
Understanding the White Power Movement and Broader Political Landscape in the United States…
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China's Sea of Conflict
Conn Hallinan | zcomm.org | 2021-02-07
China doesn't want to rule the world, but it does want to be the dominant power in its region, and it wants to sell a lot of stuff…
zcomm.org/znetarticle/chinas-sea-of-conf…

Inside the West Virginian Movement to Push Joe Manchin to the Left
Osita Nwanevu | zcomm.org | 2021-02-07
The wild variety of grassroots organizers hoping to give the nudge to the senator all agree on one thing: The old ways won't work…
zcomm.org/znetarticle/inside-the-west-vi…

San Antonio activists save historic public housing as disgraced CEO resigns
Jake Tucker | zcomm.org | 2021-02-07
What the long struggle against public housing privatization has shown above all else is that with the people united and organized to fight back, we can win…
zcomm.org/znetarticle/san-antonio-activi…

Reporting is not a crime. So why has India's government charged our magazine?
Martand Kaushik | zcomm.org | 2021-02-07
The Caravan's editors write that charges filed against them after covering protests are an 'assault on free media'…
zcomm.org/znetarticle/reporting-is-not-a…

San Antonio activists save historic public housing as disgraced CEO resigns
Jake Tucker | zcomm.org | 2021-02-07
What the long struggle against public housing privatization has shown above all else is that with the people united and organized to fight back, we can win…
zcomm.org/znetarticle/san-antonio-activi…

How to Defeat The White Power Movement
Vincent Emanuele | zcomm.org | 2021-02-07
Understanding the White Power Movement and Broader Political Landscape in the United States…
zcomm.org/znetarticle/how-to-defeat-the-…

Austin Leads the Way in Cutting Police Funding and Using the Money for Housing
Candice Bernd | zcomm.org | 2021-02-07
Austin City Council voted Thursday to use funds slashed from the police budget to purchase a hotel that will provide permanent supportive housing for people experiencing homelessness…
zcomm.org/znetarticle/austin-leads-the-w…

Inside the West Virginian Movement to Push Joe Manchin to the Left
Osita Nwanevu | zcomm.org | 2021-02-07
The wild variety of grassroots organizers hoping to give the nudge to the senator all agree on one thing: The old ways won't work…
zcomm.org/znetarticle/inside-the-west-vi…

Going Hungry in the Most Magical Place on Earth
Hamilton Nolan | zcomm.org | 2021-02-07
Disney World's union workers, running out of federal aid, are banding together to keep each other afloat…
zcomm.org/znetarticle/going-hungry-in-th…

China Detaining Millions of Uyghurs? Serious Problems With Claims by US-Backed NGO and Researcher 'LED by God' Against Beijing
Ajit Singh | anti-empire.com | 2021-02-07
Text is from December 2019. | The US House of Representatives passed the Uyghur Human Rights Policy Act on December 3, legislation which calls for the Donald Trump administration to impose sanctions against China over allegations that Beijing has detained millions of Muslim-majority Uyghurs in the western region of Xinjiang. | To drum up support for the sanctions bill, Western governments and media outlets have portrayed the People's Republic as a human rights violator on par with Nazi Germany. Republican Rep. Chris S…
anti-empire.com/china-detaining-millions…

Biden's Iran Dilemma: Serve Obama's Third Term — or Trump's Second?
Thomas Knapp | anti-empire.com | 2021-02-07
Even before winning the 2020 presidential election, Joe Biden began hedging his bets on US policy toward Iran. While correctly blaming Donald Trump for violating the 2015 Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, aka the Iran nuclear deal, he tried to fob responsibility for restoring that deal off on the Iranians rather than accepting the job himself. | "If Iran returns to strict compliance with the nuclear deal," he wrote in a September op-ed, "the United States would rejoin the agreement as a starting point for…
anti-empire.com/bidens-iran-dilemma-serv…

Russia Expels Diplomats From Germany, Sweden and Poland for Attending Protests in Russia
Field Empty | anti-empire.com | 2021-02-07
Moscow has revoked the credentials of three officials from EU nations, over claims they took part in unauthorized rallies in support of jailed opposition figure Alexey Navalny, local media reported on Friday. | In a statement issued on Friday, Russia's Ministry of Foreign Affairs said it had made formal protests to the embassies of Germany, Poland and Sweden. Representatives of these countries are said to have participated in mass-demonstrations that saw thousands take to the streets in cities across Russia over the past two weeks. According to officials, they have now been made "personae non grata" and "ordered…
anti-empire.com/russia-expels-diplomats-…

Anti-tollway activists call on Greens not give up the fight
Pip Hinman | greenleft.org.au | 2021-02-07
Anti-tollway activists are disappointed that the Greens councillors seem to have accepted the North East Link is a fait accompli, writes Mary Merkenich.
greenleft.org.au/content/anti-tollway-ac…

The Nashville Bombing, More Than Meets the Eye
STEVE O'KEEFE | counterpunch.org | 2021-02-07
The most terrifying event of…
counterpunch.org/2021/02/07/the-nashvill…

Chicago activists demand city shelter homeless during polar vortex
Liberation staff | liberationnews.org | 2021-02-07
The banner's message was driven home by periodic blasts of arctic wind: "1750 vacancies = DEATH."
liberationnews.org/chicago-activists-dem…

The Biden Presidency: Political Factionalism and Continuity
Donald Monaco | globalresearch.ca | 2021-02-07
Joe Biden was inaugurated as the 46th President of the United States amidst an armed fortress in the nation's capital on January 6, 2021. Twenty-five thousand National Guard troops were deployed to ensure a peaceful transition of power for …
globalresearch.ca/the-biden-presidency-p…

Ode To Ervin Somogyi, Master Guitar Builder
Lynda Carson | indybay.org | 2021-02-07
Photo of Ervin Somogyi on the right hand side of picture, at a past Artisan Guitar Show!
indybay.org/newsitems/2021/02/06/1883978…

Israeli Soldiers Invade Archaeological Site Near Nablus
IMEMC News | imemc.org | 2021-02-07
Israeli soldiers invaded, Sunday, the archeological site in Sebastia Palestinian town, north of Nablus, in the northern part of the occupied West Bank. Mohammad Azem, the Mayor of Sebastia, said several army jeeps invaded the town, before heading towards the archeological site. He added that the soldiers forced the Palestinian away, and closed the site, …
imemc.org/article/israeli-soldiers-invad…

Geneva, NY connects fight for rent cancellation to housing justice
Liberation Staff | liberationnews.org | 2021-02-07
People from across the Finger Lakes region of New York came to Geneva, New York on the snowy afternoon of Jan 30 to demand housing justice, safe and secure housing, and an end to racism and disrespect of Black women from the Geneva Housing Authority.
liberationnews.org/geneva-ny-connects-fi…

Syria Should Talk With The US Since Its Iranian & Russian Allies Are Already Doing So
oneworld.press | 2021-02-07
Syria must become diplomatically proactive in order to adapt to the changing regional geopolitical situation of the early Biden era during a time when both its Iranian & Russian allies are already talking with the US otherwise it'll be left out of the negotiation process and ultimately told what to do without any reliable alternative if certain issues of relevant importance are decided without its input.
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Saturday 2/13: YAX Valentine's Day Print & Sip with Alyssa Aviles + Bar Part Time
Youth Art Exchange | indybay.org | 2021-02-07
Via Zoom…
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Saturday 3/13: Strike Debt Bay Area Book Group
Strike Debt Bay Area | indybay.org | 2021-02-07
Online. Email strike.debt.bay.area@gmail.com to get the Zoom info a few days before the group meets.
indybay.org/newsitems/2021/02/06/1883979…

Mississippi police shoot child, claim 'man' was shot, outraging community
Bezaleel Jupiter and London Edwards | liberationnews.org | 2021-02-07
A 2014 study found that Black boys are perceived as less innocent within a criminal justice context, and as more appropriate targets of police violence.
liberationnews.org/mississippi-police-sh…

How Defeating the Planet-Killing Keystone XL Oil Pipeline built a Bolder, Savvier Climate Movement
Waging Nonviolence | juancole.com | 2021-02-07
By Nick Engelfried | ( Waging Nonviolence) — When President Biden rescinded a crucial permit for the Keystone XL pipeline last week, it marked the culmination of one of the longest, highest-profile campaigns in the North American climate movement. The opposition to Keystone XL included large environmental organizations, grassroots climate activist networks, Nebraska farmers, Texas …
juancole.com/2021/02/defeating-keystone-…

The Russia-Africa Partnership
Armen Khachatryan | globalresearch.ca | 2021-02-07
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). | *** | In this interview with Armen Khachatryan, Deputy Chief Executive Officer …
globalresearch.ca/public-council-sets-ne…

How Does Washington Rob the Entire World? Weapons Exports, Military Spending
Vladimir Danilov | globalresearch.ca | 2021-02-07
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). | *** | Against the backdrop of the recent change in the White House …
globalresearch.ca/how-does-washington-ro…

Monday 2/8: $15 Fair Wage Now! San Francisco Rally & Digital Rally w/ Poor People's Campaign & OFW
CPPCOFW | indybay.org | 2021-02-07
RSVP for San Francisco location & time email; or choose "Digital Event" for livestream info email | Masks & Social Distancing is Required at All Times…
indybay.org/newsitems/2021/02/06/1883978…

Farmers block roads across India in protest against farm laws
Peoples Dispatch | peoplesdispatch.org | 2021-02-07
On February 6, farmers across India conducted chakka jams or road blockades. This was part of their continuing struggle against the three farm laws that were pushed through the parliament by the Narendra Modi led govt in September last year.
peoplesdispatch.org/2021/02/07/farmers-b…

Israeli Colonists Cut 30 Olive Saplings Near Salfit
IMEMC News | imemc.org | 2021-02-07
Several fanatic illegal Israeli colonists invaded, Sunday, a Palestinian olive orchard near Salfit, in central West Bank, and cut more than thirty olive saplings, in addition to stealing equipment. Eyewitnesses said the colonists invaded the Palestinian orchard near Bruqin village, west of Salfit, before cutting at least thirty olive saplings. They added that the colonists …
imemc.org/article/israeli-colonists-cut-…

Thursday 2/11: How To Advance Racial Justice Town Hall w/ ACLU
ACLU | indybay.org | 2021-02-07
Online town hall via livestream…
indybay.org/newsitems/2021/02/05/1883977…

Soldiers Shoot A Palestinian Worker Near Jenin
IMEMC News | imemc.org | 2021-02-07
Israeli soldiers shot, on Sunday morning, a Palestinian worker near the illegal Annexation Wall near Barta'a town, southwest of the northern West Bank city of Jenin. Eyewitnesses said the soldiers fired live rounds at Palestinian workers near the wall, wounding one of them. They added that the soldiers shot Khaled Mer'eb Freihat with a live …
imemc.org/article/soldiers-shoot-a-pales…

Illegal Israeli Colonists Spray Toxins On Palestinian Lands Near Nablus
IMEMC News | imemc.org | 2021-02-07
On Sunday, several fanatic Israeli colonists, illegally squatting on Palestinian lands, invaded Palestinian farmlands in Khirbat Tana village, east of the northern West Bank city of Nablus, and sprayed them with chemical toxins. Ghassan Daghlas, a Palestinian Authority official who monitors Israel's colonialist activities in northern West Bank, said the Israeli assailants came from Itamar …
imemc.org/article/illegal-israeli-coloni…

Syria Should Talk With The US Since Its Iranian & Russian Allies Are Already Doing So
oneworld.press | 2021-02-07
Syria must become diplomatically proactive in order to adapt to the changing regional geopolitical situation of the early Biden era during a time when both its Iranian & Russian allies are already talking with the US otherwise it'll be left out of the negotiation process and ultimately told what to do without any reliable alternative if certain issues of relevant importance are decided without its input.
oneworld.press/?module=articles&action=view&id=1909

Saturday 2/20: Meetup: Supporting Activists Around the World
DXE | indybay.org | 2021-02-07
online event…
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Thursday 3/4: Conversation w/ Issac Julien on His Artistic Work, "Lessons of the Hour: Fredrick Douglas"
San Francisco Public Library & MFA | indybay.org | 2021-02-07
Online event…
indybay.org/newsitems/2021/02/05/1883977…

San Antonio activists save historic public housing as disgraced CEO resigns
Jake Tucker | liberationnews.org | 2021-02-07
What the long struggle against public housing privatization has shown above all else is that with the people united and organized to fight back, we can win.
liberationnews.org/san-antonio-activists…

Army Halts Construction Of Seven Palestinian Homes Near Nablus
IMEMC News | imemc.org | 2021-02-07
Israeli soldiers invaded, Sunday, the town of Sorra, west of the northern West Bank city of Nablus, and handed seven locals military orders halting the construction of their homes. Morad Eshteiwi, the head of the "Wall And Colonization Resistance Commission" in northern West Bank, said the soldiers halted the construction of seven Palestinian homes near …
imemc.org/article/army-halts-constructio…

Ending the War on Yemen?
Gregory Wilpert | theanalysis.news | 2021-02-07
The Biden administration announced an end to US support for Saudi Arabia's war in Yemen. This is in larger part thanks to the constant activism and mobilization of peace groups around the US. Guest host Greg Wilpert talked to Hassan el Tayyab, the Legislative Manager for Middle East Policy of the Friends Committee on National Legislation, shortly before the announcement was made. He outlines the background of the war, the history of US support, what an end to US support would mean, and what further steps need to be taken to put an end to the devastation in Yemen.
theanalysis.news/interviews/ending-the-war-on-yemen/

Army Abducts Two Palestinians In Hebron And Jerusalem
IMEMC News | imemc.org | 2021-02-07
Israeli soldiers abducted, earlier Sunday, two Palestinians from Hebron, in southern West Bank, and in Jabal al-Mokabber, south of occupied East Jerusalem. Media sources said the soldiers invaded Be'er al-Hummus area, in the center of Hebron city, before storming and ransacking homes. They added that the soldiers abducted Haitham Talal as-Sammak, 22, from his home …
imemc.org/article/army-abducts-two-pales…

Sunday 2/14: Movie Night: Pussy Riot A Punk Prayer
DXE | indybay.org | 2021-02-07
online…
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Saturday 2/27: Meetup: Stories from GeoCircles
DXE | indybay.org | 2021-02-07
online event…
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Saturday 2/20: How to Change the World in One Generation – DxE Intro Workshop
DXE | indybay.org | 2021-02-07
Join this Zoom link Saturday at 1pm PST: us02web.zoom.us/j/84012361059 | Meeting ID: 840 1236 1059 | Please sign up to our email list before you attend this event: www.dxe.io/signup…
indybay.org/newsitems/2021/02/06/1883978…

Thursday 2/11: Save the Hampton House: Virtual Gala
CRC Allies and Accomplices | indybay.org | 2021-02-07
Online Event | www.eventbrite.com/e/save-the-hampton-ho…
indybay.org/newsitems/2021/02/05/1883977…

Egyptian student Ahmed Samir Santawy remanded to 15 days in prison
Peoples Dispatch | peoplesdispatch.org | 2021-02-07
Ahmed Samir Santawy, a student of the Central European University (CEU) in Vienna, was detained by the police in Cairo on February 1, leading to an international outcry…
peoplesdispatch.org/2021/02/07/egyptian-…

Sunday 2/21: February Day of Action: Let Dairy Die
DXE | indybay.org | 2021-02-07
Crescent Lawn UC Berkeley | 37.871312, -122.265449…
indybay.org/newsitems/2021/02/06/1883978…

Brooklyn community fights food gentrification, demands "Save our supermarket!'
Grace Woods | liberationnews.org | 2021-02-07
Capitalism creates "food deserts."
liberationnews.org/brooklyn-community-fi…

Majority of the US Senate Votes Yes to Keep US Embassy in Jerusalem Indefinitely
Timothy Alexander Guzman | globalresearch.ca | 2021-02-07
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). | *** | Jerusalem is considered an important religious city for Muslims, Christians and …
globalresearch.ca/majority-us-senate-vot…

Israeli Soldiers Injure Three Palestinians, Abduct Two, In Jenin
IMEMC News | imemc.org | 2021-02-07
Israeli soldiers invaded, Sunday, Jenin city in northern West Bank, and injured three Palestinians, including one who was rammed with an army jeep, in addition to abducting two Palestinians, including one child. Several army jeeps invaded the center of Jenin city and attacked Palestinian protesters with live rounds, rubber-coated steel bullets, and gas bombs. Medical …
imemc.org/article/israeli-soldiers-injur…

Students in Turkey continue protests in defense of academic autonomy
Peoples Dispatch | peoplesdispatch.org | 2021-02-07
The protests in Turkey began on January 4 against the appointment of Melih Bulu, an outsider and loyalist of Recep Tayyip Erdogan, as rector of Boƒüaziàßi University. They have continued despite hundreds of arrests by the police…
peoplesdispatch.org/2021/02/07/students-…

Israeli Colonists Attack Palestinian Shepherds Near Hebron
IMEMC News | imemc.org | 2021-02-07
A group of fanatic Israeli colonists, illegally squatting on private Palestinian lands, attacked many shepherds, Sunday, in the Masafer Yatta area, south of the southern West Bank city of Hebron. Fuad al-Amour, the head of the "Protection and Steadfastness Committee" in Masafer Yatta and Southern Hebron Hills, said the colonists came from Havat Ma'on illegal …
imemc.org/article/israeli-colonists-atta…

Farmers' Protest in India: Price of Failure Will be Immense. "The Plan to Radically Restructure Agrifood"
Colin Todhunter | globalresearch.ca | 2021-02-07
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). | *** | Globally, there is an ongoing trend of a handful of big …
globalresearch.ca/farmers-protest-india-…

Three-Part Protest in Mountain View
CMSPHFC | indybay.org | 2021-02-07
In a California statewide day of action, health care professionals and activists rallied to enact a single-payer health care plan for the state–California Guaranteed Health Care for All, known as CalCare.
indybay.org/newsitems/2021/02/07/1883981…

Wednesday 2/10: On The Frontline: Unity in America Requires Racial Justice Accountability Mass Call
The Frontline coalition | indybay.org | 2021-02-07
Online event…
indybay.org/newsitems/2021/02/07/1883983…

Sunday 2/28: Movie Night: The Black Power Mixtape 1967-1975
DXE | indybay.org | 2021-02-07
online event…
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Biden Administration Rules Out Maduro Talks, Pledges Support for Guaido
Rachael Boothroyd | venezuelanalysis.com | 2021-02-06
State Department Spokesperson Ned Price indicated that the Biden White House will not change tack in its predecessor's Venezuela foreign policy.
venezuelanalysis.com/news/15114

Ecuador's historic election explained: Inside the Citizens' Revolution
Ben Norton | thegrayzone.com | 2021-02-06
Ben Norton traveled to Ecuador to report on the historic February 7 election, which pits a wealthy US-backed right-wing banker against a left-wing economist who pledges to continue the socialist Citizens' Revolution launched by former President Rafael Correa. In this dispatch, working-class Ecuadorians explain why they support leftist candidate Andrés Arauz and oppose the repressive Washington-allied government of Lenín Moreno. QUITO, ECUADOR — The South American nation of Ecuador is currently suffering through its worst economic crisis in decades. Poverty …
thegrayzone.com/2021/02/06/ecuador-elect…

Dungeons & Dragons is truly the best saving throw to escape the pandemic doldrums
Melanie McFarland | salon.com | 2021-02-06
The role playing was popular before 2020, but now it helps us connect with friends and take a break from reality…
salon.com/2021/02/06/dungeons-and-dragon…

Lancet editor says inequality and COVID-19 have converged to create a "syndemic"
Matthew Rozsa | salon.com | 2021-02-06
Dr. Richard Horton, editor of The Lancet, says we face a crisis that is biological as well as social…
salon.com/2021/02/06/lancet-editor-richa…

Military Metaphors in Health Care Are Harmful — Especially During the Pandemic
Staff | truthout.org | 2021-02-06
As the COVID-19 outbreak continues to sweep through the U.S., many have noticed the coupling of military and health. There's been an ongoing conversation amongst oncologists for years about the use of war metaphors in cancer research and treatment. In fact, many public health concerns are framed in these terms — "war on drugs" or "war on poverty," for example. It's argued the use of these metaphors help make it easier for our society to better understand health. But herein lies a follow…
truthout.org/articles/military-metaphors…

Billionaires Win and We Lose at Pandemic Super Bowl 2021
Staff | truthout.org | 2021-02-06
We won't know the winner of this year's Super Bowl till Sunday, but we already know the big winners in our COVID-ravaged economy include dozens of billionaire sports barons. | On the eve of the big game, and after 10-plus months of the pandemic, 64 billionaire owners of major league sports franchises — including the AFC champion Kansas City Chiefs' Hunt family and the NFC champion Tampa Bay Buccaneers' Glazer family — have enjoyed a $98.5 billion rise in their collective net worth, a 30 percent incre…
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Pandemic Super Bowl 2021: Billionaires Win, We Lose
Frank Clemente, Chuck Collins, Arianna Fano Omar Ocampo, Will Rice | zcomm.org | 2021-02-06
No matter who wins the 55th Super Bowl, the big winners in our COVID-ravaged economy are billionaires — including dozens of sports team owners…
zcomm.org/znetarticle/pandemic-super-bow…

Canada's governments lift COVID-19 restrictions, even as pandemic rages
wsws.org | 2021-02-06
The lifting of COVID-19 restrictions threatens to plunge Canada into a death spiral, especially since there are now scores of cases–including some linked to community transmission–of the more contagious British and South African variants.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2021/02/06/caco…

The Corona Pandemic: The Most Serious Economic and Social Crisis in Modern History
Prof Michel Chossudovsky | globalresearch.ca | 2021-02-06
Presentation to the Korea University Conference, February 7, 2021 | Dear Friends, | My thoughts are with the Korean people. With my Korean friends. | I wish to express my solidarity with the Korean people in their long standing struggle waged at different …
globalresearch.ca/the-corona-pandemic-th…

UK National Education Union bolsters homicidal plans to reopen schools and the economy
wsws.org | 2021-02-06
The National Education Union's recovery plan is predicated on the dangerous fiction that it is possible to reopen schools safely while the pandemic is raging.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2021/02/06/educ…

Strikes against face-to-face teaching at Bavarian schools widen
wsws.org | 2021-02-06
Students in Bavaria are striking against the state government's attempts to force graduating classes back into in-person lessons amid the pandemic.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2021/02/06/bava…

There Are Still 14 Million Americans on Federal Unemployment, Down Just 2 Million From Shutdown High
Robert Hughes | anti-empire.com | 2021-02-06
Initial claims for regular state unemployment insurance totaled 847,000 for the week ending January 23, down 67,000 from the previous week's upwardly revised tally of 914,000 (see first chart). Claims have been above 800,000 for three consecutive weeks, in the 700,000 to 1 million range for 22 consecutive weeks, and well above the pre-pandemic level of 212,000 in early 2020 for 45 weeks. | The four-week average rose again, up 16,250 to 868,000. The four-week average has drifted higher since hitting a low of 740,500 for the week of November 28, rising in eight of the last ten weeks. Persistent initial claims at su…
anti-empire.com/there-are-still-14-milli…

UK's BoJo reportedly plans to give health secretary more control by reversing 2012 NHS policies as coronavirus pandemic continues
rt.com | 2021-02-06
UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson is reportedly planning to reverse the controversial NHS reforms introduced in the 2012 Health and Social Care Act, returning elements of the public service to the control of the Secretary of Health. | According to reports, which cited a leaked government document, the changes would pull back on private sector and local involvement in the health service, giving the Secretary of State for Health more responsibility as…
rt.com/uk/514811-boris-johnson-nhs-plans…

The COVID-19 Pandemic as a Psychological Coup d'Etat
Richard Gale | globalresearch.ca | 2021-02-06
We have almost reached a full year since the spread of SARS-Cov2 was proclaimed a pandemic. If we are to believe the World Health Organization's and individual governments' official statistics, the number of confirmed cases is reaching 100 million with …
globalresearch.ca/covid-19-pandemic-psyc…

Interview with Martin Jacques on BBC Coverage of China
CGTN | dissidentvoice.org | 2021-02-06
The Chinese Foreign Ministry has demanded an apology from the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) for its recent coverage of COVID-19, saying the BBC used a clip about an anti-terrorism exercise, claiming it was for pandemic control. The BBC responded: it will continue to uphold the "principle of justice". For more on this, CGTN talked to …
dissidentvoice.org/2021/02/interview-wit…

Biden Aims for US to Produce Millions of At-Home COVID Tests by End of Summer
Staff | truthout.org | 2021-02-06
President Biden's pandemic response team announced plans on Friday to use the Defense Production Act to help Pfizer manufacture more of its COVID vaccine, produce 61 million rapid at-home COVID tests over the next six months, and address shortages of personal protective equipment for health care workers. | The Defense Production Act gives the president emergency powers to compel private companies to prioritize supply lines and manufacturing for the benefit of national defense, in this case…
truthout.org/articles/biden-aims-for-us-…

What's Not Being Said About the Pfizer Coronavirus Vaccine. "Human Guinea Pigs"?
F. William Engdahl | globalresearch.ca | 2021-02-06
The Pharma giant Pfizer use an experimental technology known as gene editing, specifically mRNA gene-editing, something never before used in vaccines. Before we rush to get jabbed in hopes of some immunity, we should know more about the radical experimental technology and its lack of precision.
globalresearch.ca/what-not-said-pfizer-c…

In Game Changer, Int'l Criminal Court will take up Israeli War Crimes and Apartheid in Palestine
Juan Cole | juancole.com | 2021-02-06
Ann Arbor (Informed Comment) — On Friday, the International Criminal Court found that it had jurisdiction to consider war crimes and crimes against humanity and the crime of Apartheid in the Palestinian territories. Israeli politician Abba Eban once quipped that Palestinians never lost the opportunity to lose an opportunity. But Palestinians have carefully, methodically created …
juancole.com/2021/02/criminal-apartheid-…

The Rockefeller Way: The Family's Covert 'Climate Change' Plan
The Energy & Environmental Legal Institute | globalresearch.ca | 2021-02-06
First published in December 2016, this article is of relevance to an understanding of the ongoing debate on Climate Change as well the Green New Deal, largely controlled by the financial establishment. The Rockefellers also play a key role in …
globalresearch.ca/rockefeller-familys-co…

San Francisco Letter Carriers union resolution: Support union drive of Amazon workers in Alabama
| workers.org | 2021-02-06
This resolution was adopted Feb. 3, 2021, by unanimous vote of Golden Gate Branch 214, National Assn. of Letter Carriers, San Francisco, Calif., at their monthly membership meeting Whereas, 5,800 workers at an Amazon warehouse in Bessemer, Ala., are fighting for a union. They will be voting Feb. 8 to . . . | Continue reading San Francisco Letter Carriers union resolution: Support union drive of Amazon workers in Alabama at Workers.org
workers.org/2021/02/54305/?utm_source=rs…

ICC Clears Way For War Crimes Probe Of Israeli Actions
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2021-02-06
Jerusalem – The International Criminal Court said Friday that its jurisdiction extends to territories occupied by Israel in the 1967 Mideast war, potentially clearing the way for its chief prosecutor to open a war crimes probe into Israeli military actions. | The decision was welcomed by the Palestinians and decried by Israel's prime minister, who vowed to fight "this perversion of justice." The U.S., Israel's closest ally, said it opposed the decision. | The ICC's chief prosecutor, Fatou Bensouda, said in 2019 that there was a "reasonable basis" to open a war crimes probe into Israeli military actions in the Gaz…
popularresistance.org/icc-clears-way-for…

The Empire Must Die: Notes From The Edge Of The Narrative Matrix
Caitlin Johnstone | thealtworld.com | 2021-02-06
Q: What is a liberal? | A: A liberal is a violent white supremacist extremist who supports and participates in the mass slaughter of brown-skinned human beings overseas while tweeting that white supremacist extremists are bad. | ‚ùñ | Q: What is capitalism? | A: Capitalism is a wonderful economic and political system which has given us powerful technology, a wide assortment of breakfast cereals, and near term human extinction. | ‚ùñ | Q: What is China? | A: China is a large Asiatic nation which westerners use as an emotional punching bag for their capitalism-induced rage, p…
thealtworld.com/caitlin_johnston/the-emp…

Lessons From The November 2019 U.S.-Backed Coup In Bolivia
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2021-02-06
In October of 2020, the Movement Towards Socialism (acronymed MAS in Spanish) returned to power 11 months after the U.S.-backed far-right coup regime of Jeanine àÅñez ousted Evo Morales and his government during Bolivia's November 2019 elections. The MAS party restored majority control over Bolivia's legislature, and MAS candidate Luis Arce won the presidential election by a landslide victory, earning about 55% of the vote against the two main anti-MAS candidates, center-right ex-president Carlos Mesa (who received almost 29%) and far-right Luis Camacho (who received only 14%). | The right-wing opposition h…
popularresistance.org/lessons-from-the-n…

America's Global Empire is now Costing us our own Well-Being
Medea Benjamin and Nicholas J.S. Davies | juancole.com | 2021-02-06
( Code Pink) — In 2004, journalist Ron Susskind quoted a Bush White House advisor, reportedly Karl Rove, as boasting, "We're an empire now, and when we act, we create our own reality." He dismissed Susskind's assumption that public policy must be rooted in "the reality-based community." "We're history's actors," the advisor told him, "…and …
juancole.com/2021/02/americas-global-cos…

Atlantic Council pens anonymously authored expose calling for regime change in China
Alan MacLeod | mronline.org | 2021-02-06
The report outlines a plan for the United States to pursue a China without Xi Jinping, with a weakened Communist Party, and operating in a region dominated by the US and its allies.
mronline.org/2021/02/06/atlantic-council…

"A moment of moral and political nihilism": Theologian Adam Kotsko on our current crisis
Paul Rosenberg | salon.com | 2021-02-06
Leftist theologian Adam Kotsko on the Trump coup, the collapse of neoliberalism and the apocalypse overdose…
salon.com/2021/02/06/a-moment-of-moral-a…

Covering School Reopening, Chicago Papers Pit Unions Against Parents
Ari Paul | zcomm.org | 2021-02-06
Anti-union forces around the country depend on Chicago's editorial boards to blunt the force of the CTU, lest it inspire more teachers around the country…
zcomm.org/znetarticle/covering-school-re…

Socialist Activist, Ecologist: The Wayne Roberts We Knew
Harry Kopyto | socialistproject.ca | 2021-02-06
The tributes that have been made to Wayne Roberts (born 30 September 1944) for his work as a food-policy leader and activist are well known and continue to be made after his untimely death on January 20th, 2021. There is no question that "this kid from Scarberia," as he described himself, played a highly respected … Keep reading »…
socialistproject.ca/2021/02/socialist-ac…

Workers Struggles: Asia, Australia and New Zealand
wsws.org | 2021-02-06
The World Socialist Web Site invites workers and other readers to contribute to this regular feature.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2021/02/06/labo…

Europe nears 750,000 COVID-19 deaths as governments move to end lockdown restrictions
wsws.org | 2021-02-06
Lockdowns in Europe are being ended in the knowledge that not only are new and more deadly variants of the virus developing, including the UK's B117, but they continue to infect, and at a higher rate.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2021/02/06/euro…

Moscone Center Open for SF Vaccine Appointments
Get on the Mailing List | indybay.org | 2021-02-06
The Moscone Convention Center at 747 Howard Street, San Francisco, allows everyone in San Francisco to book an appointment or if none is available, get on the mailing list. The City is partnering with Kaiser to do the COVID19 vaccine.
indybay.org/newsitems/2021/02/05/1883976…

Vaccine Passports and Health Passes: Is Showing Your "Papers" the "New Normal?"
Robert Wheeler | globalresearch.ca | 2021-02-06
First published on December 17, 2021 | Life cannot return to normal until there is a vaccine for COVID 19. | At least, that is what governments, corporations, and their mainstream propaganda media outlets have been incessantly arguing. Interestingly, the development of …
globalresearch.ca/vaccine-passports-heal…

Incarcerated and at COVID's mercy: New York must do more for elderly imprisoned people
Eds. | mronline.org | 2021-02-06
COVID-19 is now raging uncontrolled throughout the United States. New variants that are more easily transmitted have entered the country from the U.K., Brazil and South Africa. Vaccine is scarce.
mronline.org/2021/02/06/incarcerated-and…

Loosening Restrictions as New COVID Variants Spread Could Lead to New Surge
Staff | truthout.org | 2021-02-06
Announcing that indoor dining would reopen at 25% capacity in New York City on Valentine's Day, and wedding receptions could also resume with up to 150 people a month after, Cuomo suggested: "You propose on Valentine's Day and then you can have the wedding ceremony March 15, up to 150 people. People will actually come to your wedding because you can tell th…
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Big Pharma and Big Profits: The Multibillion Dollar Vaccine Market
Timothy Alexander Guzman | globalresearch.ca | 2021-02-06
First published on January 27, 2016. | Of relevance to an understanding of the Covid Vaccine Initiative | The business of vaccines is soon to become a major source of profits for the world's largest pharmaceutical corporations. A press release (Business Wire, …
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Dr. Paul Craig Roberts Questions COVID-19
Paul Craig Roberts | thealtworld.com | 2021-02-06
Sà∏ren Roest Korsgaard of crimeandpower.com has a virtual sit down with Dr. Paul Craig Roberts to talk about covid-19. | The views expressed in this article belong to the author and do not necessarily reflect the editorial policy of The Alternative World.
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Omaha Public Schools pushes for fully in-person learning despite widespread opposition
wsws.org | 2021-02-06
As the positivity rate of COVID-19 cases in Omaha reaches 25 percent, the Omaha Public Schools district is pushing to reopen schools in the face of massive opposition.
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Citizen Scientists Are Filling Research Gaps
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2021-02-06
The rapid spread of COVID-19 in 2020 disrupted field research and environmental monitoring efforts worldwide. Travel restrictions and social distancing forced scientists to cancel studies or pause their work for months. These limits measurably reduced the accuracy of weather forecasts and created data gaps on issues ranging from bird migration to civil rights in U.S. public schools. | Our work relies on this kind of information to track seasonal events in nature and understand how climate change is affecting them. We also recruit and train citizens for community science — projects that involve amateur or vo…
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Experts warn Hawaii on the brink of major COVID-19 outbreak and hospital overcrowding catastrophe
wsws.org | 2021-02-06
With hospitalization rates rising, health officials have warned that zero percent ICU capacity could be reached in the next two weeks.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2021/02/06/hawa…

Loosening Restrictions as New COVID Variants Spread Could Lead to New Surge
Staff | truthout.org | 2021-02-06
On Jan. 29, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo was promoting "marital bliss" at a coronavirus news conference. | Announcing that indoor dining would reopen at 25% capacity in New York City on Valentine's Day, and wedding receptions could also resume with up to 150 people a month after, Cuomo suggested: "You propose on Valentine's Day and then you can have the weddi…
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501 Deaths + 10,748 Other Injuries Reported Following COVID Vaccine, Latest CDC Data Show
Children's Health Defense | globalresearch.ca | 2021-02-06
The numbers reflect the latest data available as of Jan. 29 from the CDC's Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System website. Of the 501 reported deaths, 453 were from the U.S. The average age of those who died was 77, the | …
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Wearable/Implantable Nanotech Is Your New Normal & Experimental COVID Injections Are Its Fast-Track
Ryan Cristián | thelastamericanvagabond.com | 2021-02-06
Welcome to The Daily Wrap Up, a concise show dedicated to bringing you the most relevant independent news, as we see it, from the last 24 hours (2/6/21). As always, take the information discussed in the video below and research it for yourself, and come to your own conclusions. Anyone telling you what the truth Read…
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Our Mutual Fight: The Case against Pakistani Normalization with Israel
Ramzy Baroud | zcomm.org | 2021-02-06
The Pakistani government should never, under any circumstances and no matter the pressure, normalize with Israel…
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Iran to begin COVID-19 vaccination rollout this week
yenisafak.com | 2021-02-06
The announcement comes amid fears of a fourth wave of the coronavirus that was first reported in Iran February last year, marking one year of the pandemic.The first shipment of Sputnik V vaccine, the only foreign vaccine to be registered and approved in Iran, arrived by Iran's Mahaan Airlines on Thursday.In the first phase of vaccination, Rouhani said high-risk groups including healthcare workers on the frontline, followed by elderly and those with critical ailments, will be administered the vaccine.He said the vaccination program for the entire population of 80 million will take around eight months, as the secon…
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Sputnik V Gets an Unexpected Boost From NATO in Serbia
_____ | strategic-culture.org | 2021-02-06
Aleksandar Pavic describes how the lack of either EU or NATO membership has proven to be an advantage for Serbia in a time of crisis. | Serbia has been one of the stars of the first weeks of the global vaccination effort to tackle the Covid-19 pandemic. Differently from other European, and especially EU countries — despite its official EU candidate status — it has sought to secure vaccines f…
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Africa suffers 'devastating impact' of COVID-19
yenisafak.com | 2021-02-06
The coronavirus pandemic has had a "a devastating impact" on Africa," the South African president said on Saturday.Speaking at the 34th ordinary session of the African Union, Cyril Ramaphosa, who was the chairperson of the union for 2020, said global inequalities were further revealed by the pandemic."COVID-19 has not been defeated and there will be difficult times ahead," he said, adding there is also "a long road to travel to silence the guns in Africa."The pan-African body had planned to achieve the silencing of the guns by 2020, but due to the threat of terrorism, cross-border clashes and civil wars, the plan…
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