Daily Archives: February 11, 2021

2021-02-11: News Headlines

Prabir Purkayastha (2021-02-11). IMF Rethinking Its Callousness to the Global South. zcomm.org The world seems to have turned topsy-turvy when the undisputed voices of global capital start talking about the virtues of "cooperation" among nations and "universal distribution of vaccines" to deal with the COVID-19 pandemic…

F. William Engdahl (2021-02-11). Coronavirus Scandal Breaking in Merkel's Germany. False Positives and the Drosten PCR Test. globalresearch.ca First posted by Global Research on December 11, 2020 | The widely-praised German model of the Angela Merkel regime to deal with the COVID-19 pandemic is now engulfed in a series of potentially devastating scandals going to the very heart of …

David Rosen (2021-02-11). Covid-19: a Nation at War? counterpunch.org The full impact the Covid pandemic is revealed in a recent AMA study that notes "in counties where the population was substantially non-white with a median income defined as $60,240, the COVID-19 death rate was more than nine times higher when compared to counties that are substantially white with the same median income." It adds, "the COVID-19 infection and death rates were nearly three times higher in substantially non-white counties with higher median incomes when compared to substantially white, higher income counties …."

Marc Norton (2021-02-11). SF Giants Owner Rakes in $815 Million During the pandemic. counterpunch.org The assets of Charles Johnson, the controversial chief owner of the San Francisco Giants, increased by $815 million during the COVID-19 pandemic. In March 2020, his net worth was a mere $4.2 billion dollars. By January 2021 he commanded a fortune of $5.015 billion, an increase just short of 20%. Workers at Oracle Park, where

Workers World Party (2021-02-11). PDF of February 11 issue. workers.org Download the 12-page PDF. Haiti: Struggle intensifies Black History Month: Salute to Rosa Parks, Harry Haywood, Ben Fletche ALSO: Nurses, autoworkers, teachers on the move! Reparations for racist pandemic!; Capitalist accumulation and agriculture; GameStop bubble; COVID: comparing economic systems. Editorial: Dangling the carrot. GLOBAL: Sanctions Kill. Yemen: Bait and switch. . . . |

Gregg Gonsalves (2021-02-11). Evolution Doesn't Give a Damn About Us, or the USA. thenation.com Evolution Doesn't Give a Damn About Us, or the USA…

Torsten Engelbrecht (2021-02-11). COVID-19 PCR Tests Are Scientifically Meaningless. globalresearch.ca First published on June 29, 2020 | Lockdowns and hygienic measures around the world are based on numbers of cases and mortality rates created by the so-called SARS-CoV-2 RT-PCR tests used to identify "positive" patients, whereby "positive" is usually equated with …

Lawrence Davidson (2021-02-11). Biden Adopts a Trump Approach to Iran. counterpunch.org All right! Let's hear it for Joe Biden! Our new president is leading us in the direction of domestic sanity, and there are even hints of progressive potential in his evolving agenda. Under his leadership, we might soon master the Covid-19 plague and dig ourselves out of our near-depression economic straits. This is terrific! Some

Anonymous via EXPO (2021-02-11). Letter from an inmate: St Louis prisoners protest COVID violations, inhumane conditions. liberationnews.org Early in the morning of February 6, inmates at the St. Louis City Justice Center protested for seven hours over the complete lack of response by jail officials to complaints from inmates about conditions in the CJC.

imperial.ac.uk (2021-02-11). Imperial's new COVID-19 testing lab goes live. imperial.ac.uk This month Imperial College London opened its new COVID-19 testing lab on its South Kensington Campus.

imperial.ac.uk (2021-02-11). COVID-19 test pioneer elected to the National Academy of Engineering. imperial.ac.uk Professor Chris Toumazou has been elected International Member of the National Academy of Engineering in the USA.

Peter Crowley (2021-02-11). The GOP Is Over. counterpunch.org Republicans have won only one popular presidential vote in the past 32 years. George H.W. Bush won it back in 1988, thanks to his campaign's use of the black parolee Willie Horton's committing rape to upend what had been a sure victory for Michael Dukakis. Prior to the Horton campaign ad, Dukakis had a 17

Fight Back (2021-02-11). Chicago Teachers Union ratifies framework agreement for return to in-person learning. fightbacknews.org Chicago, IL – After midnight on Wednesday, February 10, the Chicago Teachers Union officially certified ballot results ratifying an agreement between the Chicago Teachers Union (CTU) and Chicago Public Schools (CPS) that will provide a framework for returning to in-person learning in Chicago Public Schools. The vote to ratify the agreement passed by just over a two thirds majority. However, the union has been clear that they do not feel that this plan is what the teachers or students and community deserve. They say it is disgraceful that the Chicago Public School System could not delay reopening for a few weeks t…

Medea Benjamin (2021-02-11). Biden Should Stop Payment on U.S. Funds to Sisi's Egypt. zcomm.org They should put a "stop payment" on the U.S. taxpayer-funded check that has enabled Sisi to operate with impunity…

Brian Terrell (2021-02-11). Ending the Other War in Yemen. dissidentvoice.org On February 4, in his first major foreign policy address, President Joe Biden announced "we are ending all American support for offensive operations in the war in Yemen, including relevant arms sales." Speaking of the Saudi-led coalition that has been at war in Yemen since 2015, creating what he called "a humanitarian and strategic catastrophe," …

Ramzy Baroud (2021-02-11). The Russian Alternative: How Moscow is capitalizing on US Retreat in Palestine, Israel. dissidentvoice.org Israeli anxiety was palpable when it was reported that Israel's Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, was not contacted by the new American President, Joe Biden, for days after the latter's inauguration. While much is being read into Biden's decision, including Washington's lack of enthusiasm to return to the 'peace process', Moscow is generating much attention as a …

Binoy Kampmark (2021-02-11). Continuing Prosecutions: Assange and the Biden Administration. dissidentvoice.org With changes of presidential administrations, radical departures in policy are always exaggerated. Continuity remains, for the most part, a standard feature. It is precisely that continuity being challenged by groups fearful of the continuing prosecution of Julian Assange. The effort by the US Justice Department to extradite Assange from the UK on eighteen charges based …

Eds. (2021-02-11). China's energy watchdog under fire over pollution failures. mronline.org China's energy regulator has come under rare fire from a team of central government inspectors over the agency's lax enforcement of environmental standards.

Alan MacLeod (2021-02-11). Head of Strategic Command: U.S. must prepare for "very real possibility" of nuclear war with China. mronline.org In an era when international cooperation in the face of pandemics and climate change is essential, the world appears to be racing towards a new Cold War, and unfortunately, few except the military top brass are talking about it.

Jonah Raskin (2021-02-11). Alexander Hamilton Meets RBG and the Supremes. counterpunch.org "I don't think my efforts would have succeeded had it not been for the women's movement that was reviving in the United States and more or less all over the world." — Ruth Bader Ginsburg, 2013 In 1788 in The Federalist Papers, "Publius" (aka Alexander Hamilton) argued that the judiciary branch of the American republic would have

Brian Terrell (2021-02-11). Ending the Other War in Yemen. zcomm.org Peace in Yemen, peace in the world, demands no less than an end to the production, trade and use of weaponized drones…

Global Research News (2021-02-11). Towards A Police State in Germany? Live Video of Police Raid into Home of Dr. Andreas Noak. globalresearch.ca First published on GR on November 24, 2020 | This is what is happening in Germany. It is a matter of concern to people Worldwide. Freedom of Expression is being brutally suppressed. | . | Police break into the home of Dr. Andreas …

Fight Back (2021-02-11). Frontier workers picket at Super Bowl, demand decent contract. fightbacknews.org Tampa FL – IBEW Local 824 Frontier workers and supporters gathered near Raymond James Stadium before Super Bowl LV to hold an informational picket raising public awareness about Frontier's ongoing attempt to gut workers' retirement benefits and healthcare and its attempts to double the amount that active workers have to pay for health insurance. | The decision to demonstrate outside the Super Bowl was strategic, not just because it was a major national event that happened locally, but because Frontier has corporate partnerships with the Buccaneers and Raymond James Stadium. | In an open letter to member…

T. Charles Witzel, Talen Wright, Leanne McCabe, Michelle M. Gabriel, Aedan Wolton, Mitzy Gafos, Denise Ward, Fiona C. Lampe, Andrew N. Phillips, Roy Trevelion, Yolanda Collaco-Moraes, Justin Harbottle, Andrew Speakman, Chris Bonell, David D. Dunn, Sheena McCormack, Fiona M. Burns, Peter Weatherburn, Alison J. Rodger (2021-02-11). Impact and acceptability of HIV self-testing for trans men and trans women: A mixed-methods subgroup analysis of the SELPHI randomised controlled trial and process evaluation in England and Wales. thelancet.com HIVST significantly increased testing uptake and frequency in trans men and trans people overall, although recruitment and retention of trans women was low. HIVST acceptability was high and indicates easy access to this novel technology may increase HIV testing access for this key population.

Liaquat Ali Khan (2021-02-11). Fatou Bensouda: A Daring Prosecutor Who Challenged the US, Israeli Impunity. counterpunch.org Fatou Bensouda, the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC), has dared to take on the US, Israeli impunity and opened investigations in Afghanistan and the Israeli-occupied territories of Gaza and the West Bank. In March 2020, the ICC authorized the Prosecutor to investigate whether the US troops and contractors committed war crimes and crimes

Charles Pierson (2021-02-11). Yemen: "Mission Accomplished"… For Now? counterpunch.org Since 2015, the US has been giving crucial assistance to Saudi Arabia's military coalition in its war against Yemen's Houthi rebels. US assistance takes the form of intelligence sharing, logistics and targeting assistance, arms sales, and transfer of spare parts for coalition warplanes.

Eds. (2021-02-11). Newsclick says 'our voice can't be muzzled' as ED raids continue for over 30 hours. mronline.org The Editors Guild of India, The Press Club of India and The Communist Party of India (Marxist) condemned the action against the news portal.

Vijay Prashad (2021-02-11). The Three Apartheids of Our Times (Money, Medicine, Food). zcomm.org The elite is not capable of solving the ordinary problems created by the normal crisis of capitalism; they are certainly not capable of solving the extraordinary problems posed by the pandemic. That's where movements come in…

Francis King Carey School of Law (2021-02-11). Tuesday 2/23: Now or Never: Eradicating Systemic Racism in the Government's Pandemic Response. indybay.org Online event…

Eds. (2021-02-11). The foreign roots of Haiti's "Constitutional crisis" mronline.org Haiti's president's term has come to an end, but he refuses to step down. Solidarity is urgent.

Eli Morey (2021-02-11). Attacks on tenants' rights intensify in Indianapolis, activists resist. liberationnews.org Dozens of activists convened on the steps of the Indiana State Capitol building at 9 am on Feb. 8, bearing freezing temperatures to protest the Indiana General Assembly's attacks on the limited rights that tenants have in Indiana. The protest, called for by Family Promise of Greater Indianapolis and supported by the Indianapolis branch of …

Rebecca Gordon (2021-02-11). The Fire Next Time: Climate Change, the Bomb, or the Flame of Hope? counterpunch.org If you live in California, you're likely to be consumed on occasion by thoughts of fire. That's not surprising, given that, in last year alone, actual fires consumed over four and a quarter million acres of the state, taking with them 10,488 structures, 33 human lives, and who knows how many animals. By the end

Greta Anderson — Dave Parsons (2021-02-11). Of Mexican Wolves and Their Habitat. counterpunch.org The Arizona Game and Fish Department has been busy promoting recently published research which documents ample habitat for Mexican wolves in Mexico. This supports the recovery criteria in the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service's official recovery plan and the Department's desire to assume management of Mexican wolves, which will occur when the delisting criteria have been met. It

Anya Parampil (2021-02-11). Explaining India's farmer uprising, the largest strike in human history. thegrayzone.com Anya Parampil speaks with New Delhi-based journalist Prasanth Radhakrishnan about the historic farmer strike currently sweeping India Radhakrishnan explains why farmers are rising up, how they are organized, and how the neoliberal government of Narendra Modi has responded to the movement. Just one day after this interview, the Modi government raided the offices of Radhakrishnan's employer, Newsclick.in, and detained its editors in what has been denounced as an act of intimidation against critical media. Learn more about the disturbing press crackdown …

Lee Camp (2021-02-11). Wall Street Admits Curing Diseases Is Bad for Business. zcomm.org This is a system built on the exploitation of others for gain. There was no time when that was not true. And that's why we need a revolution of the mind…

WSWS repost (2021-02-11). Facebook's "depoliticization" aimed at censorship of left-wing and socialist organizations. indybay.org The recent announcement by Facebook that it would "reduce the amount of political content" on its platform is part of the drive by the US ruling establishment to block the spread of progressive, left-wing and socialist ideas on social media.

Vijay Prashad (2021-02-11). Understanding the complicated politics and geopolitics of the coup in Myanmar. peoplesdispatch.org Is it a coup if the military was already in power? Vijay Prashad examines the recent military coup in Myanmar through a political and geopolitical lens…

Online News Editor (2021-02-11). Malaysia posts biggest GDP contraction since 1998. laprensalatina.com Bangkok, Feb 11 (efe-epa).- Malaysia's gross domestic product (GDP) shrank by 5.6 percent in 2020, its worst contraction since the 1998 crisis when it had fallen by 7.4 percent, due to the economic downturn caused by the Covid-19 pandemic, the country's statistics bureau said Thursday. The construction sector plummeted by 19.4 percent while net exports …

Online News Editor (2021-02-11). Merkel says goal is to lift restrictions, although she does not specify when. laprensalatina.com Berlin, Feb 11 (efe-epa).- German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Thursday that the government's goal is to lift Covid-19 restrictions when they are no longer needed, although she did not give a specific date. "All the measures have been decided on the basis of the norms of our democracy, which makes it legitimate. But I …

Online News Editor (2021-02-11). Study blames Trump policies for high US Covid-19 mortality rate. laprensalatina.com New York, Feb 11 (efe-epa).- Former President Donald Trump's administrative healthcare failures caused 461,000 deaths prior to the pandemic in the United States and tens of thousands more over his Covid-19 and air pollution policies, a study published Thursday said. In the study, published in the scientific journal The Lancet 33 researchers said the US …

Susan Price (2021-02-11). Vaccine apartheid threatens everyone. greenleft.org.au Vaccinations must reach all the peoples of the world, or COVID-19 will continue to spread, and with continued spread there will be continual mutations and the threat of more dangerous variants, including those that resist current vaccines, writes Barry Sheppard.

yenisafak (2021-02-11). Double masks provide double protection against COVID-19. yenisafak.com Wearing a double mask provides twice as much protection against COVID-19 as a single one, according to a new study by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).In the study released Wednesday, two artificial heads with a breathing function were outfitted with one masks or two, and particles the same size as COVID-19 particles were sprayed on them from a distance of about 2 meters (6.5 feet).The researchers found that 40% of the particles sprayed on the artificial head wearing one mask were blocked, while 80% were blocked on the artificial head wearing two.If everyone in the same environment wears a…

yenisafak (2021-02-11). Nigeria reports 1,131 new COVID-19 cases, 8 deaths. yenisafak.com Nigeria reported 1,131 new COVID-19 infections on Thursday, up from 1,056 confirmed the previous day.The new numbers pushed the overall caseload to 142,578 and 1,702 deaths as eight more patients succumbed to the disease in the last 24 hours, according to the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control.A record 2,314 infections were registered on Jan. 22.All travelers entering the West African country are required to take a COVID-19 test five days before departure.According to the Health Ministry, an estimated 80% of coronavirus patients are asymptomatic but can spread the disease to other people. It has urged the public…

news.un (2021-02-11). 'If I can do it, so can you': women scientists on the power of education to reach gender equality. news.un.org Women are extremely under-represented in science, but a UN research centre in The Netherlands is trying to address the gender imbalance, by raising awareness of the leading role that women researchers play in tackling global problems, such as the COVID-19 pandemic.

yenisafak (2021-02-11). Armenia says must normalize ties with Turkey to guarantee own security. yenisafak.com Ayvazyan, in an address to parliament, also underscored the need to reopen borders with Turkey, noting that keeping them closed "makes no sense anymore," according to TASS news."Keeping Armenia's borders with Turkey closed serves no purpose," Ayvazyan said as he called on ties with Turkey to be normalized.Ayvazyan also reportedly expressed concern over the joint Turkey-Azerbaijan military exercises as the two nations boost military cooperation.In December 2020, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said his country could open its borders to Armenia, if Yerevan takes steps toward regional peace."We have no grudge…

Reese Erlich (2021-02-11). What Trump and the Myanmar Coup Have in Common. zcomm.org The Asian country's military overthrew its government over baseless claims of voter fraud. Sound familiar?

Online News Editor (2021-02-11). Biden confronts Xi over rights, security, economic practices. laprensalatina.com (Update 1: adds Xi comments in pars 4-6, updates dateline, minor edits) Washington/Beijing, Feb 10 (efe-epa).- United States President Joe Biden on Wednesday (Thursday Beijing time) spoke to his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping for the first time as leader and expressed concern over a range of issues including human rights, regional security and Beijing's economic …

Stephen Lendman (2021-02-11). Biden Regime Wants Julian Assange Crucified for Truth-Telling. 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). | *** | At the behest of Trump regime hardliners, truth-telling investigative journalist/whistleblower Assange …

Rosa Miriam Elizalde (2021-02-11). Can Washington think of Cuba's government as something other than needs to be overthrown? peoplesdispatch.org Joe Biden's Secretary of State Anthony Blinken said that he will be reviewing all actions taken by the outgoing Trump administration, including the designation of Cuba as a sponsor of terrorism…

Ben Norton (2021-02-11). Biden admin smears Nicaragua as 'dictatorship' for forcing US-funded, coup-plotting NGOs to register as foreign agents. thegrayzone.com Nicaragua's elected leftist government passed a law requiring NGOs funded by outside governments to register as foreign agents. This led a CIA agent-turned-Biden State Department spokesman to smear it as "driving toward dictatorship" — despite the policy's similarity to US legislation. Since Nicaragua's socialist Sandinista Front returned to power through democratic elections in 2006, the United States government has poured millions of dollars into right-wing opposition groups in the Central American country. These US-funded NGOs have aimed to destabilize the …

Online News Editor (2021-02-11). Israel relaxes lockdown restrictions to partially reopen schools. laprensalatina.com Jerusalem, Feb 11 (efe-epa).- Hundreds of thousands of kindergarten and elementary school students returned to in-person learning for the first time in a month on Thursday as Israel continued easing its lockdown restrictions despite climbing daily coronavirus cases. The partial school reopening only affects 20 percent of the students in Israel, while the remaining 80 …

yenisafak (2021-02-11). Merkel warns of aggressive coronavirus mutations. yenisafak.com New mutations of coronavirus first seen in the UK, South Africa and Brazil are more aggressive and more dangerous, German Chancellor Angela Merkel warned on Thursday.Addressing lawmakers in parliament, Merkel said it was necessary to extend the country's coronavirus lockdown until March 7, as new variants of the virus could lead to a more dangerous third wave of the pandemic."Not all the research has yet been finalized, but we'd be well advised to listen to what so many experts both in Germany and abroad tell us," she told lawmakers, referring to the UK, South Africa and Brazil variants, which were also detected…

yenisafak (2021-02-11). Qatar to resume trade with Saudi Arabia on Feb. 14. yenisafak.com Qatar's authorities Wednesday said the country will resume commercial traffic with Saudi Arabia on Feb. 14, adhering to the coronavirus protective measures.The Qatari News Agency quoted the customs authority as saying: "The General Authority of Customs has issued a number of regulatory and precautionary controls pertaining to the movement of imported and transiting goods from the Salwa border port in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to the Abu Samra border port in the State of Qatar."Truck drivers coming from the Salwa port must obtain a certificate attested by the Saudi Health Ministry, proving that they have been te…

Andrew J. Bacevich (2021-02-11). Beyond Donald Trump. zcomm.org When Poisons Curdle…

Joan Walsh (2021-02-11). If Republicans Have a Conscience, They'll Convict Trump. Most Don't. thenation.com If Republicans Have a Conscience, They'll Convict Trump. Most Don't.

Thomas Knapp (2021-02-11). Impeachment: Why the Senate Will Acquit Trump. counterpunch.org As I write this, the US Senate is cranking up for its trial of former President Donald J. Trump. The House impeached Trump on January 13, a week before the end of his term, on one article charging him with "incitement of insurrection" in the form of the January 6 riot at the US Capitol.

yenisafak (2021-02-11). Supreme court starts hearing Bobi Wine petition in Uganda. yenisafak.com The Supreme Court of Uganda started hearing a petition Thursday by the runner-up candidate of the country's presidential elections last month.Robert Kyagulanyi, locally known as Bobi Wine, is seeking to get the Jan. 14 ballot annulled after the country's electoral commission named sitting President Yoweri Museveni the winner.At the nine-judge hearing in the capital Kampala led by chief justice Alfonse Owiny Dollo, Wine claims that the election was not held in accordance with the Constitution and the law, according to his lead lawyer Medard Segona."The elections were not free and fair and I expect court to rule th…

Online News Editor (2021-02-11). India, China agree on military disengagement from Himalayan border lake. laprensalatina.com New Delhi, Feb 11 (efe-epa).- India on Thursday said it reached an agreement with China on disengagement from a Himalayan lake after their months-long deadly military standoff in the disputed eastern Ladakh border region. Defense Minister Rajnath Singh told the upper house of the Indian parliament that the pact with the Chinese side "for disengagement …

yenisafak (2021-02-11). BioNTech, Turkey in talks on opening research center in country. yenisafak.com German-based BioNTech is in talks with Turkey to set up a research center in the country, the Turkish industry and technology minister told Anadolu Agency on Wednesday.Ugur Sahin, the Turkish-German co-founder of BioNTech, "wants to work on cancer research in Turkey, and continues to negotiate with the authorities to build a center," said Mustafa Varank."We discussed with Sahin what can be done in Turkey apart from vaccine development work. He's preparing his plans now and wants to set up a cancer research center here."Sahin and Hasan Mandal, head of the Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey (TU…

Online News Editor (2021-02-11). 3 get prison until death for crimes during Bangladesh liberation war. laprensalatina.com Dhaka, Feb 11 (efe-epa).- Bangladesh's war crimes tribunal sentenced three people in jail until death and five more to 20 years in prison on Thursday for crimes against humanity committed during the 1971 struggle for independence from Pakistan. The three-judge panel of the International Crimes Tribunal, led by Justice Md Shahinur Islam, acquitted one of …

Online News Editor (2021-02-11). Archbishop blesses immigration sculpture in Miami. laprensalatina.com Miami, Feb 10 (efe-epa).- Miami Archbishop Thomas Wensky on Wednesday blessed the "Angels Unawares" sculpture dedicated to immigration, which will remain in a city park until April 8 to inspire compassion and awareness about the needs of migrants and refugees. The story of humanity is the story of immigration and also of this city, said …

The Canary (2021-02-11). Mercury plunges to minus 22.9C on coldest UK night in more than 25 years. thecanary.co Temperatures plunged to below minus 22C overnight, the lowest in the UK in more than two decades, following an "extreme freeze". | The mercury dropped to minus 22.9C (minus 9.2F) in Braemar, Aberdeenshire, the coldest temperature recorded in the UK since 1995, the Met Office said. | Forecasters said the last time a temperature below minus 20C was recorded in the UK was December 23 2010. | (PA Graphics) | Scattered snow showers and some sunshine is forecast for large swathes of the UK over the rest of the day on Thursday. | Yellow weather warnings for areas where wintry weather could cause travel disruption have b…

yenisafak (2021-02-11). Turkish charity to build 1,000 houses in Syria. yenisafak.com A Turkish charity will build 1,000 houses in Idlib, northwestern Syria for those who are living in hard conditions due to the ongoing civil war.The Istanbul-based Humanitarian Relief Foundation (IHH) has been working to find permanent solutions to the humanitarian crisis in Syria for more than 10 years.It has started to renew and improve briquette houses built as an emergency solution, the foundation said in a statement on Wednesday.Thousands of Syrian families have found the opportunity to live in warm houses rather than makeshift tents.The IHH will build 1,000 houses in the first phase of the project. They will…

yenisafak (2021-02-11). Iran's Zarif says 'window closing' for US. yenisafak.com Iran's Foreign Minister Javad Zarif warned Wednesday that the "window of opportunity" for the United States was "fast closing", calling on Washington to end its "fruitless hostility" with Tehran. | Speaking on the sidelines of the 42nd anniversary of the 1979 Iranian revolution, Zarif expressed hope that the new US administration would take a "new approach" towards Iran. | "The existing window is closing," Zarif said, referring to the Iranian parliament's deadline of Feb. 21 for Washington to return to the joint comprehensive plan of action (JCPOA), also known as Iran nuclear deal. | He said Tehran would be force…

yenisafak (2021-02-11). Turkey, US conduct joint maritime drill in Black Sea. yenisafak.com Turkish and US naval forces conducted a joint maritime exercise in the Black Sea, Turkey's National Defense Ministry said on Wednesday.Turkish frigates TCG Turgutreis and TCG Orucreis were part of the drill along with the USS Porter and USS Donald Cook destroyers of the US Navy, the ministry said in a statement. | Two Turkish Air Force F-16s and one US maritime patrol aircraft also participated in the exercise, it added."The training conducted for the fundamental types of naval warfare has further strengthened cooperation between the Naval Forces of the two countries and has contributed to their interoperability,…

yenisafak (2021-02-11). UN sends 71 truckloads of humanitarian aid to NW Syria. yenisafak.com The UN on Thursday sent 71 truckloads of humanitarian aid to northwestern Syria, where millions of people need assistance due to internal conflict.The trucks carrying supplies passed through the Cilvegozu border gate in Turkey's southern Hatay province.The aid will be distributed to those in need in Idlib and nearby rural areas.A civil war has ravaged Syria since early 2011 when the Assad regime cracked down on pro-democracy protesters. Hundreds of thousands of people have been killed and displaced since then.Idlib falls within a de-escalation zone forged under an agreement between Turkey and Russia.*Writing by A…

Aaliyah Harris (2021-02-11). The UK government's Kickstart Scheme is more like another kick in the teeth. thecanary.co In July 2020, the UK government The

The Canary (2021-02-11). Almost a quarter of a million people waiting more than a year for NHS treatment. thecanary.co The number of people waiting more than 52 weeks to start hospital treatment in England is at its highest level since 2008, new figures show. | Data from NHS England shows 224,205 people in December had been waiting more than a year — the highest number for any calendar month since April 2008. | One year earlier, in December 2019, the figure was just 1,467. | The figures also show that a total of 4.52 million people were waiting to start treatment at the end of December — the highest number since records began in August 2007. | The total number of people admitted for routine treatment in hospitals in E…

RT (2021-02-11). #CancelDisneyPlus: Boycott campaign claims 'Mandalorian' star Gina Carano's firing was politically motivated. rt.com Social media users have sharpened their pitchforks after it was revealed that Lucasfilm axed 'Mandalorian' star Gina Carano. Conservatives claim she was wrongfully 'canceled' from the show due to her political beliefs. | No stranger to internet controversy, Carano shared a post from another user on her Instagram page on Wednesday which described how Jews were treated in Nazi Germany, as part of a broader commentary about political persecution.

RT (2021-02-11). Los Alamos lab, birthplace of the atomic bomb, STILL under threat from wildfires despite repeated major incidents. rt.com Los Alamos National Laboratory in New Mexico, birthplace of the atomic bomb and critical US nuclear weapons production facility, remains under threat from wildfires despite several high profile, expensive blazes in recent decades. | A recent

Susan Price (2021-02-11). Australia must cut all business and military ties to Myanmar/Burma coup regime. greenleft.org.au The Socialist Alliance strongly condemns the February 1 military coup in Myanmar/Burma and the detention of Aung San Suu Kyi and other leaders of the National League for Democracy and calls on the Australian government to deny recognition to the regime.

Mehr News Agency (2021-02-11). Ground Force showcases IRGC defense doctrine in drill: Spox. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Feb. 11 (MNA) – Spokesman for Payambar-e Azam 16 (Great Prophet-16) drill of Ground Forces of Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) revealed the demonstration of IRGC defense doctrine by implementing six offensive operations in the drill.

Mehr News Agency (2021-02-11). Three explosions hit Afghanistan's Kabul, Nangarhar. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Feb. 11 (MNA) — The three explosion in Afghanistan's Kabul and Nengarhar claimed lives of two civilians and six people were injured as a result of the blast.

_____ (2021-02-11). Are the New York Times and Washington Post Fraudulent? strategic-culture.org An article by the Moon of Alabama (MoA) blogger, on February 5th, decimated the credibility of two American newspapers in just that one shot. It was aptly headlined "New York Times Editors Lie, Obfuscate Facts, To Reinforce Their False Russia Narrative". The following commentary will presume the reader has already read it, because this is a commentary upon his commentary, which was a brilliant (though I shall also note, imperfect) analysis. So, that article should be read first, because the following builds upon it.

Global SolidarityTo Rehire Namibia MIners (2021-02-11). Friday 2/12: Namibian Mine Workers Union Rossing Solidarity At SF Chinese Consulate. indybay.org San Francisco Chinese Consulate | 1450 Laguna St at Geary St. San Francisco…

Online News Editor (2021-02-11). Myanmar finalizing law to curb, monitor internet, activists say. laprensalatina.com Yangon, Myanmar, Feb 11 (efe-epa).- The military junta in Myanmar is finalizing a cybersecurity law that will allow it to carry out internet blackouts, ban content and demand data from users, about 160 Myanmar nonprofits reported. In a joint statement on Wednesday, the civil society organizations indicated that the proposed law violates digital rights, privacy …

Online News Editor (2021-02-11). Rublev wins, Tsitsipas, Fognini grind to reach Aussie Open 3rd round. laprensalatina.com Bangkok Desk, Feb 11 (efe-epa).- Greece's Stefanos Tsitsipas played a tennis marathon Thursday to defeat local crowd favorite Thanasi Kokkinakis in four hours and 32 minutes at the Australian Open, as Russia's Andrey Rublev faced a tough third set before advancing into the third round. Rublev remains undefeated in 2021 after recently winning the ATP …

Online News Editor (2021-02-11). Tokyo 2020 chief to resign over sexist remarks: Japanese media. laprensalatina.com Tokyo, Feb 11 (efe-epa).- The president of the Tokyo 2020 organizing committee resigned Thursday following controversy sparked by sexist remarks her made last week, according to local media reports. Yoshiro Mori has communicated his decision to resign from office to people close to the organization after continuing to face criticism for his remarks at a …

Online News Editor (2021-02-11). British man convicted over policeman's killing released from Bali jail. laprensalatina.com Jakarta, Feb 11 (efe-epa).- A British man jailed on Indonesia's tourist island of Bali over the brutal killing of a local policeman was released from prison Thursday after completing his sentence. David Taylor was released at 8 am, Directorate General of Corrections spokesperson Rika Aprianti told EFE. It is expected he will be deported. Originally …

Online News Editor (2021-02-11). New Zealand parliament makes tie optional after Maori MP controversy. laprensalatina.com Sydney, Australia, Feb 11 (efe-epa).- The president of the New Zealand Parliament said that starting Thursday, wearing a tie would be optional in the chamber after the controversy that arose this week with Maori MP Rawiri Waititi, who said wearing the garment is a cultural imposition. "As chairman, guided by the decision of the (ordinance) …

Online News Editor (2021-02-11). Barty, Pliskova, Svitolina through to Aussie Open 3rd round, Kenin out. laprensalatina.com Bangkok Desk, Feb 11 (efe-epa).- Defending champion Sofia Kenin crashed out of the Australian Open in straight sets Thursday, as No. 1 seed Ashleigh Barty beat Daria Gavrilova to reach the tennis tournament's third round. The Aussie beat her compatriot 6-2, 7-6 (7) as Gavrilova pushed to the limit in the second set, mounting a …

Esther W. Chan, Kim S.J. Lao, Lam Lam, Sik-Hon Tsui, Chun-Tat Lui, Chi-Pang Wong, Colin A. Graham, Chi-Hung Cheng, Tong-Shun Chung, Hiu-Fung Lam, Soo-Moi Ting, Jonathan C. Knott, David M. Taylor, David C.M. Kong, Ling-Pong Leung, Ian C.K. Wong (2021-02-11). [Research Paper] Intramuscular midazolam, olanzapine, or haloperidol for the management of acute agitation: A multi-centre, double-blind, randomised clinical trial. thelancet.com Midazolam resulted in faster sedation in patients with undifferentiated agitation in the emergency setting compared to olanzapine and haloperidol. Midazolam and olanzapine are preferred over haloperidol's slower time to sedation and potential for cardiovascular and extrapyramidal side effects.

Susan Price (2021-02-11). Australian mining companies in Myanmar put profit ahead of human rights and democracy. greenleft.org.au As protests grow against the February 1 military coup in Myanmar/Burma, the country's military elites try to protect their ill-gotten gains, and Australian mining companies carry on as if nothing happened, writes Allen Jennings.

Pip Hinman (2021-02-11). Activists blockade weapon's manufacturer. greenleft.org.au Activists from Quaker and Catholic community groups took action outside weapons manufacturer Nioa's gates in Pinkenba, reports Kerry Smith.

Pip Hinman (2021-02-11). Australia fails on sustainable development, climate action. greenleft.org.au It may seem a surprise to learn that Australia's sustainable development is currently ranked very low compared to other OECD countries, writes Patrick McDonald.

Ed Rampell (2021-02-11). All Power to the Pictures! Judas and the Black Messiah. zcomm.org Judas and the Black Messiah performs a valuable service, traveling back in time to present an extremely entertaining, compelling, vivid dramatization of the Black Panthers…

Pedro A. Noguera (2021-02-11). Education Will Be Critical in the Fight for Democracy and Anti-Racism. zcomm.org What is the role of education in creating a critically-minded public that is unafraid to resist lies and deceptions perpetuated by anti-democratic forces?

Cooper Feste (2021-02-11). Dallas plans to sweep Camp Rhonda, a symbol of houseless organizing. zcomm.org The city of Dallas threatened a local unhoused encampment with displacement and destruction of personal property…

Andres Arauz (2021-02-11). The Left Can Take Back Power in Ecuador. zcomm.org Interview on continuing the Citizen Revolution…

yenisafak (2021-02-11). At least 17 asylum seekers held in northwestern Turkey. yenisafak.com Seventeen asylum seekers were held by Turkish security forces in the northwestern province of Kirklareli, which borders Bulgaria, security sources said on Thursday.The Afghan and Syrian nationals were held by local gendarmerie forces in Kofcaz and Demirkoy districts near the border.According to insiders, the asylum seekers told Turkish forces that they crossed the border but were arrested by Bulgarian police and left on the Turkish side after being beaten and their valuables snatched.After routine medical checks, they were referred to the provincial Gendarmerie Command, and later transferred to the local repatria…

yenisafak (2021-02-11). 'Turkey favors fair, permanent solution of Cyprus issue'. yenisafak.com Turkey believes in a fair and permanent solution to the Cyprus issue, the country's vice president said during a visit to Northern Cyprus on Wednesday."We stand against injustice and stand by the will for a solution on the Cyprus issue. The Turkish side favors a fair, permanent solution," Fuat Oktay told a joint press conference in Lefkosa, the Turkish Cypriot capital, with Ersin Tatar, president of the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus (TRNC).Stressing that Turkey will never abandon Northern Cyprus, he said there are two separate communities, democracies, and states on the island.Oktay called on the European U…

yenisafak (2021-02-11). Turkey 'neutralizes' 2 YPG/PKK terrorists in N.Syria. yenisafak.com The terrorists attempted to infiltrate the area of Turkey's cross-border anti-terror offensive Operation Peace Spring to disrupt peace and security in the region, the ministry said on Twitter.Turkish authorities use the word "neutralized" to imply the terrorists in question surrendered or were killed or captured.Since 2016, Turkey has launched a trio of successful anti-terror operations in northern Syria to prevent the formation of a terror corridor and enable the peaceful settlement of residents: Euphrates Shield (2016), Olive Branch (2018), and Peace Spring (2019).In its more than 30-year terror campaign agains…

Manlio Dinucci (2021-02-11). "Strategic Dialogue" Between Italy and Saudi Arabia. globalresearch.ca All Global Research articles can be read in 27 languages by activating the "Translate Website" drop down menu on the top banner of our home page (Desktop version). | *** | The fact, that Matteo Renzi was received in Riyadh by His …

Elie Mystal (2021-02-11). Fox News Should Pay for the Lies and Slander It Helped Promote. thenation.com Fox News Should Pay for the Lies and Slander It Helped Promote…

Kristen Yoonsoo Kim (2021-02-11). 'Minari' Is a Landmark for Asian American Cinema. thenation.com 'Minari' Is a Landmark for Asian American Cinema…

John C. A. Manley (2021-02-11). Twenty Reasons Mandatory Face Masks are Unsafe, Ineffective and Immoral. globalresearch.ca First published by Global Research on January 23, 2021 | Nine Potential and Proven Dangers to Muzzling Yourself: | 1. Cavities: New York dentists are reporting that half their patients are suffering decaying teeth, receding gum lines and seriously sour breath from …

Jonathan Cook (2021-02-11). How Israel's Netanyahu helped break apart the Joint List. dissidentvoice.org For six years the Joint List had served as a beacon of political hope. Not just for the large Palestinian minority in Israel it represented, but also for a global Palestinian audience disillusioned by years of infighting between Fatah and Hamas that has sidelined the national cause. But last week, the Joint List's coalition of …

Bay Area Day of Remembrance Consortium (2021-02-11). Friday 2/19: Abolition! Reparations! Carrying the Light for Justice. indybay.org Virtual Broadcast…

Shawgi Tell (2021-02-11). Can the Rich Fix Their Outdated Economic System? dissidentvoice.org A key feature of disinformation is that it robs people of an outlook, not just ideas and views, but a coherent world outlook that enables and empowers them to make sense of the world, figure out what is going, avoid illusions, and take actions that favor the public interest and restrict the unjust claims of …

Speak Out Now (2021-02-11). Saturday 2/20: The Far Right in the U.S. and its Potential Impact (Online townhall). indybay.org Online meeting, see website for details…

Thomas Pulliam (2021-02-11). Democracy Not Feudalism: A Left-Libertarian Critique of the Libertarian Right Part 2. realprogressives.org Libertarianism is the championing of liberty. We can't have liberty with economic and political organization where the majority of the wealth generated is extracted by uninvolved, unproductive rich people who are powerful just because they exist. There's no freedom if people have zero say in the decisions which will affect their entire livelihood. That goes for all government. Today, nobody bats an eye when we have appointed politicians with no consent from the public, without even mandatory public referendum. Unless the economy is designed so all those involved have an equal say to the same degree they are af…

Abolitionist (2021-02-11). 3 States With "Prolife" Governors Have Scheduled Executions For 2021. indybay.org Execution removes the ability to redress a wrongful sentence.

Alexandra McInturf (2021-02-11). Hundreds of Fish Species, Including Many that Humans Eat, Are Consuming Plastic. 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). | *** | Trillions of

Lynda Carson (2021-02-11). New Music Releases: Moonlight Grace & two other songs. indybay.org The Music Is Played On A Handmade Guitar Built By Lynda Carson, In The Guitar Workshop Of Ervin Somogyi, Many Years Ago…

104 signatories including Thomas Piketty (2021-02-11). Open Letter: Write off debt, win the future! indybay.org We are fortunate to have a creditor that does not have to fear losing its money: the ECB. Our proposal is therefore very simple: let us conclude an agreement between the European states and the ECB. The ECB writes off the debt it holds (or converts it into perpetual interest-free debt), and in return the European states commit to a social and environmental recovery plan of the same amount.

JMG Motion Pictures (2021-02-11). Saturday 2/13: Sexuality & Relationships Film Screening: Romantic Chorus (animated-documentary)! indybay.org Online Film Screening…

Peoples Dispatch (2021-02-11). Saudi women's rights activist Loujain al-Hathloul released after 1001 days in prison. peoplesdispatch.org Her release as per a judge's order also includes the conditions that she stay on probation for three years and refrain from travelling outside of Saudi Arabia for five years…

KQED (2021-02-11). Friday 2/19: Waging Change Premiere on KQED. indybay.org Broadcasted on KQED on February 19th, 2021 at 8: 00pm.

UC Berkeley & Stanford University (2021-02-11). Monday 2/15: Reaping What We Sow: A Conversation with Pulitzer Prize Winner Alice Walker. indybay.org YouTube livestream (FREE)…

SFMOMA & City College of SF (2021-02-11). Thursday 2/18: The Art of Liberation: A Conversation w/ Artist & Justice Activist Favianna Rodriguez. indybay.org Online event…

KPFA Radio 94.1 FM (2021-02-11). Thursday 3/11: Poets Martin Espada & Dennis Bernstein: A Zoom Event: Floaters. indybay.org Online webinar…

AATAT (2021-02-11). Saturday 2/20: African American Theater Arts Troupe 30th Anniversary Gala. indybay.org online event | more info. and to register: www.cadrc.org

Colin Todhunter (2021-02-11). Farmers' Protest in India: Price of Failure Will Be immense. dissidentvoice.org Globally, there is an ongoing trend of a handful of big companies determining what food is grown, how it is grown, what is in it and who sells it. This model involves highly processed food adulterated with chemical inputs ending up in large near-monopoly supermarket chains or fast-food outlets that rely on industrial-scale farming. While …

Phil Doe (2021-02-11). Colorado's Fracking Secessionists. counterpunch.org Oh no, Colorado's Weld County wants to move north again. According to the associated press, Colorado's Weld County, the state's fracking epicenter, has once again had enough of us freedom-hating scoundrels living to the south of them. They're tired of our belly aching about air quality. If you want pickups and diesel fuel, you gotta

Scott Owen (2021-02-11). To Conspiracy Theory or to Not Conspiracy Theory (That is the Question). counterpunch.org Ever since the words were first introduced, conspiracy theories have carried the weight and stigma of mysterious enigmas wrapped in multiple layers of intrigue, deception, black-ops and lies. The very notion of conspiracy theories is itself considered by some to be a conspiracy theory. There are those who maintain that the CIA invented the term

Staff (2021-02-10). Headlines for February 10, 2021. democracynow.org Senate Votes to Proceed with Impeachment as Managers Present Harrowing Video of Jan. 6 Insurrection, Gov't to Send Vaccines to Community Health Centers as U.S. Continues Ramping Up Vaccinations, WHO Team Confirms COVID-19 of Animal Origin; Ghana Shuts Parliament After Outbreak Infects Lawmakers, Protesters in Burma Defy Bans, Escalating Crackdown by Police, Journalists Decry Raid on Progressive Indian News Site NewsClick, U.S. to Pursue Extradition of Julian Assange as Press Freedom Groups Warn of Dangerous Precedent, Fossil Fuel Pollution Causes One in Five Global Deaths, Calls Growing to Shut Down DAPL as Key H…

Peoples Dispatch (2021-02-10). Historic vote on Amazon union kicks off in Alabama. peoplesdispatch.org Over 5,800 ballots have been sent out to the employees of Amazon's Bessemer warehouse near Birmingham, Alabama. Workers will have seven weeks to mail-in their ballots, in consideration of the COVID-19 pandemic…

Sarah Lahm (2021-02-10). Midwest Dispatch: Can Sam's Club Vaccinate Our Teachers? progressive.org As educators and staff are forced to return to schools, many are wondering if and where they will receive their COVID-19 vaccinations.

Staff (2021-02-10). Historians Say "Decades of Medical Racism" Led to Unequal COVID Impact on Black & Latinx People. democracynow.org Historians Ibram X. Kendi and Keisha Blain dedicate their new book, "Four Hundred Souls," to the "Black lives lost to COVID-19." They put the content of their book in the context of the disparate impact of the pandemic on the African American community in the United States. "This has been in the making for decades. Even though this is a new virus, … it connects to a larger history of racial inequality, and we wanted to make sure that was clear," says Blain. Kendi is a cancer survivor and notes Black and Latinx are more at risk from preexisting conditions because of a history of racist policies, but "Americans d…

WSWS (2021-02-10). Los Angeles County courts hold in-person proceedings despite deaths of three employees from COVID-19 in January. wsws.org Despite more than 340,000 positive COVID-19 cases reported in Los Angeles County in the month of January alone, bringing hospital emergency rooms and intensive care units to the brink of collapse, county courthouses are continuing to hold in-person hearings for traffic court, criminal cases and eviction proceedings.

RT (2021-02-10). 'Mutants are a reality': Germany extends lockdown until March 7 as Merkel urges caution over Covid-19 variants. rt.com Lockdown restrictions in Germany will be extended until March 7, Chancellor Angela Merkel and the country's 16 state governors agreed on Wednesday, in an attempt to stop Covid-19 variants undermining falling infection rates. | Exceptions to the lockdown, which has been in place since December, mean that hairdressers are able to reopen from March 1 and federal states can decide on their own timetables for the reopening of schools. | But German bars, restaurants, hotels, leisure centers and non-essential shops will remain closed until the seven-day virus incidence rate drops from the current 68 new cases per 100…

teleSUR (2021-02-10). Venezuela to Receive 100,000 Doses of Sputnik V Vaccine. telesurenglish.net Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro on Tuesday announced that 100,000 doses of the Russian Sputnik V vaccine will arrive in his country next week. | RELATED: | Once the first lot arrives in Caracas, the national vaccination campaign will kick off, prioritizing health workers who are on the front line against COVID-19 and the people most vulnerable to the disease. | The next to be vaccinated will be the country's t…

Betsey Piette (2021-02-10). Philadelphia teachers defy return to classroom order. workers.org Credit: Joe Piette Thousands of Philadelphia public school teachers defied an order from school Superintendent William Hite Jr. to return to their classrooms Feb. 8 for the first time since schools became fully virtual in March 2020, due to the COVID-19 pandemic shutdown. Across the city, educators demonstrated outside closed . . . |

RT (2021-02-10). Sri Lanka u-turns over Covid-19 Muslim burial row after international backlash. rt.com The prime minister of Sri Lanka has announced in parliament that the country will reverse its earlier decision to prohibit the burial of Muslims who died of Covid-19, after international outcry over the ban. | While PM Mahinda Rajapaksa has stated the policy will change, Muslim lawmaker Rishard Bathiudeen said that the government must now issue a formal withdrawal of the compulsory cremation rule for the announcement to take effect. | In April, the government banned the burial of all Covid-19 victims over claims that the practice could spread the virus by contaminating the groundwater. | Muslims in Sri Lanka a…

MEE and agencies (2021-02-10). Covid-19: Several Gulf states see daily cases rise to near 2020 highs. middleeasteye.net Covid-19: Several Gulf states see daily cases rise to near 2020 highs | The UAE, the region's tourism hub, has seen the biggest surge with daily infections tripling in six weeks | Wed, 02/10/2021 – 10: 44 | Last week, visitors from several countries told Middle East Eye they were shocked by how desolate Dubai felt (AFP) | Several Gulf Arab states have seen daily coronavirus cases climb bac…

RT (2021-02-10). UK's Boris Johnson cautions against booking summer holidays, says it's too early to predict what Covid-19 rules will allow by then. rt.com Beleaguered Brits weary of Covid-19 lockdowns shouldn't pin their hopes on being able to venture out for summer vacations, even domestically, as UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson is warning that it's too soon to book such trips. | "I am afraid it is just too early for people to be certain about what we'll be able to do this summer," Johnson said on Wednesday in a Downing Street press briefing. "I understand why people want to make plans now, but we're just going to have to be a little bit more patient." | Johnson and the government's chief scientific officer, Patrick Vallance, emphasized the importance of eme…

RT (2021-02-10). South Africa to give up to 500,000 health workers Johnson & Johnson Covid jab amid AstraZeneca efficacy concerns. rt.com Between 350,000 and 500,000 health workers in South Africa are to be given the Johnson & Johnson Covid-19 vaccine, a top government medical adviser said, amid concerns over the AstraZeneca jab's efficacy against the local strain. | The government is hoping to take delivery of around 80,000 doses every seven to 14 days as part of its role in a global J&J "implementation study," the president of the South African Medical Research Council, Glenda Gray, told Reuters. | Gray is the co-lead investigator of the South Africa part of the study, which will further scrutinize the J&J jab in a similar way to Phase IIIB st…

Rosalind English (2021-02-10). Vaccination and public/private coercion. ukhumanrightsblog.com In an earlier post I discussed the problem of "vaccine hesitancy" and written evidence to Parliament to Parliament outlining ways in which a vaccination against Covid-19 without consent could be put on a par with capacity under the Mental Capacity Act 2005 and with Section 3 of the Mental Health Act 1983. Since the announcement …

WSWS (2021-02-10). Peru in COVID-19 lockdown as new Brazilian variant exposes murderous "herd immunity" policy. wsws.org The new lockdown in Peru follows a horrific resurgence of the pandemic in neighboring Brazil's Amazon capital Manaus, which experts blame squarely on the "herd immunity" policy.

Natalie Shure (2021-02-10). Screen Shot 2021-02-10 at 1.13.47 PM.png. progressive.org Addressing the deep inequalities exposed by COVID-19 will probably prove more elusive than treating the disease.

WSWS (2021-02-10). Right-wing US Supreme Court majority again exempts large religious gatherings from COVID-19 safety measures. wsws.org For the second time since the confirmation of Amy Coney Barrett, the court has struck down state measures to control the spread of COVID-19 that limit indoor religious services, reversing rulings earlier in the pandemic.

teleSUR (2021-02-10). New Authority Expected To Restore Political Stability in Libya. telesurenglish.net As the 10th anniversary of the overthrow of Muammar Gaddafi's government (1970-2011) approaches, Libya faces a real chance for restoring political stability, especially with the recent creation of a new executive authority. | RELATED: | On Friday, Libyan parties voted for a new prime minister and a new presidency council, with the support of the United Nations, following months of talks that aimed to end the country's protracted…

Katie Canales (2021-02-10). Investors Tell Amazon to Stop Interfering in Union Vote. zcomm.org The investors calling for Amazon to cease pushing back on the unionization efforts collectively hold more than $20 billion worth of the company's shares…

WSWS (2021-02-10). Australian union trying to force through sell-out at Coles Smeaton Grange after workers vote no. wsws.org The United Workers Union is once again seeking to ride roughshod over workers' opposition and to impose a sell-out that would result in the closure of Smeaton Grange and the destruction of most, or all, of the 350 jobs there.

Staff (2021-02-10). Watch: Dramatic Video of Capitol Attack & Trump's Incitement Kicks Off Impeachment Trial in Senate. democracynow.org The Senate has voted 56 to 44 to proceed with the impeachment trial of Donald Trump for inciting the deadly insurrection at the U.S. Capitol on January 6. Six Republicans joined Democrats in rejecting arguments from Trump's defense team that it is unconstitutional for a former president to face an impeachment trial. Trump is the first president to ever be impeached twice and the first to be tried after leaving office. We air highlights from the first day of Trump's historic second impeachment trial, including clips from a dramatic video mixing Trump's words on January 6 with scenes of rioters breaking into the Ca…

Anand Naidoo (2021-02-10). The Heat: Yemen's war. america.cgtn.com U.S. President Joe Biden charts a new course in an effort to end the war Yemen.

_____ (2021-02-10). How Defeating Keystone XL Built A Bolder, Savvier Climate Movement. popularresistance.org 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 landowners, Indigenous rights groups and tribal governments. Few environmental campaigns have touched so many people over such large swaths of the continent. | The Keystone XL resistance was part of the ongoing opposition to the Canadian tar sands, one of the most carbon-intensive…

Johanna Kichton (2021-02-10). Student Action on Student Debt Cancellation: We Need More. peoplesaction.org Contact: Johanna Kichton, 240.206.1145, press@peoplesaction.org WASHINGTON, D.C.—Student Action released the following statements from Program Director Adiel Pollydore and Iowa Student Action Lead Organizer Denise Cheeseman on the resolution introduced in Congress last week that calls on President Biden to forgive $50,000 of federal student loan debt per borrower through executive action: "We applaud champions in …

Medea Benjamin (2021-02-10). A Pro-Cairo Lobby is Spending Big to Make Sure Biden Doesn't Cut Aid to Egypt's Dictatorship. mintpressnews.com President al-Sisi is afraid that his free rein to commit human rights abuses are over now that Trump is out of office, that's why he hired Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck to the tune of $65,000 per month to whitewash his image and keep the American money flowing.

Medea Benjamin and Ariel Gold (2021-02-10). Biden should stop payment on US funds to Sisi's Egypt. nationofchange.org They should put a "stop payment" on the U.S. taxpayer-funded check that has enabled Sisi to operate with impunity.

Ali Harb (2021-02-10). Here's my number: Netanyahu still waiting for Biden phone call. middleeasteye.net Here's my number: Netanyahu still waiting for Biden phone call | Israeli envoy to the UN sent a phone number purporting to be Netanyahu's office line to the US president on Twitter | Wed, 02/10/2021 – 20: 43 | Then-Vice President Biden and Israel's Netanyahu give joint statements in Jerusalem, 9 March 2016 (AFP/File photo) | We've all had friends who don't call. Sometimes they are busy. Sometimes they are avoidin…

WSWS (2021-02-10). Summers op-ed sparks controversy over Biden stimulus package. wsws.org The former treasury secretary warned that stimulus measures could set off the kind of inflation not seen for a generation, with serious consequences for the US dollar and the stability of the financial system.

Betsey Piette (2021-02-10). Biden's 'prison reform': Smoke and mirrors. workers.org Alabama Students Against Prison demonstrate against state plans to construct three new private prisons, Dec. 30, 2020, Birmingham, Ala. In an executive order signed Jan. 26 as part of his "racial equity" plan, President Joe Biden ordered the U.S. Attorney General and the Department of Justice not to renew contracts . . . |

Conn Hallinan (2021-02-10). China's 'Sea of Conflict'. peoplesworld.org President Joseph Biden Jr's. administration faces a host of difficult problems, but in foreign policy, its thorniest will be its relations with the People's Republic of China (PRC). How it handles issues of trade, security, and human rights will either allow both countries to hammer out a working relationship or pull the U.S. into an …

MEE staff (2021-02-10). US senators urge Biden to press Turkey on human rights, 'combative' foreign policy. middleeasteye.net US senators urge Biden to press Turkey on human rights, 'combative' foreign policy | Fifty-four senators signed letter sent to Biden, saying Ankara needed to end 'crackdown on dissent' | Wed, 02/10/2021 – 14: 55 | Prior to Joe Biden's inauguration, the then-president-elect did not respond to multiple requests for call with Erdogan (AFP) | A bipartisan majority of the US Senate called on President Joe Biden to…

Editor (2021-02-10). Dangling the carrot. workers.org Maybe some thought that President Joe Biden was serious about doubling the minimum wage to $15 an hour and doing it during the pandemic when workers were most in need. That was never his plan. One of 300 Fight for $15 demonstrations in the U.S. on May 1, 2019. . . . |

Ed Pilkington (2021-02-10). Outcry As More Than 20 Babies and Children Deported by US to Haiti. zcomm.org Ice accused of sending 'defenseless babies into the burning house' as deportations of 72 carried out in apparent breach of Biden order…

Alan Macleod (2021-02-10). New US Military Base in Northeast Syria Latest of Biden's Warlike Moves. mintpressnews.com Many of Biden's first moves in the Middle East, including the building of a new base in Syria, suggest his term will be more of the same rather than a break with the old.

John Feffer (2021-02-10). The American Example Is Shakier Than Ever. thenation.com The American Example Is Shakier Than Ever…

Melvin Goodman (2021-02-10). Biden: "Boxed-In" by the Military Establishment? counterpunch.org President Barack Obama got excellent advice from his vice president, Joe Biden, regarding dealing with the Pentagon and the military establishment. Above all, Biden warned, you shouldn't get "boxed-in" by the military. We're only several weeks into the Biden administration, and the military is already lobbying for increased funding for questionable reasons. The civilian defense establishment and its collegial think tanks as well as the mainstream media can be counted to support increased spending.

John Feffer (2021-02-10). The Unreliable Superpower. counterpunch.org The nightmare is over. The vanquished beast has crawled back to Mar-a-Lago to lick his wounds. The heroes are hard at work repairing the damage. As America returns to the international stage, the world heaves a collective sigh of relief. That, at least, is the story the incoming Biden administration is telling. "America is back,

Paul Jay (2021-02-10). Trump Should be Charged with Sedition and Treason; McConnell's Role Should be Investigated — Paul Jay. theanalysis.news Did Donald Trump attempt to organize a military coup against the incoming Biden administration? Did Mitch McConnell, as majority leader of the Senate and the person who is ultimately responsible for the Capitol Hill Police, deliberately allow the protestors into the Capitol Buildings? Why is mainstream media so quiet about what's so obvious?

WSWS (2021-02-10). World Health Organization confirms natural origins of coronavirus. wsws.org There is no evidence of to back up the lie peddled by ruling circles in the US and Europe, and reported largely uncritically in the media, that the SARS-CoV-2 virus was made and released by Wuhan Institute of Virology.

WSWS (2021-02-10). Mass layoffs in Germany as companies restructure in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic. wsws.org Not a day goes by without a corporation or business announcing job cuts and the closure of plants and branches .

Mark Gruenberg (2021-02-10). House panel probes meatpackers' refusal to protect workers from virus. peoplesworld.org WASHINGTON —The special House committee investigating the federal government's response, or lack of it, to the coronavirus plague has opened an investigation of big meatpackers' refusal to protect their workers against the contagion. In Feb. 1 letters to the nation's three big meatpacking firms and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), Rep. James Clyburn, …

Gary Leupp (2021-02-10). On the Relative Vileness of George W. Bush and Donald Trump, Liz Cheney and Marjorie Taylor Greene. counterpunch.org When I think Donald Trump I think the word: VILE. A combination of the evil and repulsive. But when I think George W. Bush I ALSO think "vile." There is no great moral distance between Bush as Texas governor mocking the plea for mercy by a death row female prisoner who'd become a born-again Christian

Staff (2021-02-10). "This Cannot Be the Future of America": Rep. Jamie Raskin Gives Moving Account of Capitol Attack. democracynow.org Congressmember Jamie Raskin of Maryland, the lead Democratic impeachment manager in former President Donald Trump's second impeachment trial, closed the first day of proceedings in the Senate with an emotional speech describing the terror of the January 6 Capitol attack. "All around me people were calling their wives and their husbands, their loved ones, to say goodbye," said Raskin.

Liberation Staff (2021-02-10). In the News: Trump and Right Wing Privilege. liberationnews.org This interview is an episode of The Socialist Program with Brian Becker, a podcast providing news and views about the world for those who want to change it. You can follow the show on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. On today's "In the News" roundtable, Brian Becker, Nicole Roussell, Esther Iverem and Walter Smolarek discuss the …

Amanda Marcotte (2021-02-10). Trump trial, day 2: Democrats employ emotion to make their case. Will Republicans be moved?>. salon.com House managers make their impeachment case crystal clear: GOP complicit in Trump's insurrection…

_____ (2021-02-10). What Ever Happened To Class Struggle? popularresistance.org As the fight amongst the oligarchs heats up over Trump's 2nd impeachment, one must wonder what ever happened to the days when the poor and the working class were clear-eyed enough to see their real struggle was against the rich? Wall Street banksters, the weapons warlords, Hollywood moguls, oil barons, real estate developers and the like. | Instead we see the Lumpenproletariat on their knees scratching and clawing each other – defending one side of the elite mobsters who are armed against the other in Washington's usual sideshow that distracts the nation from the ever present reality of capital accumulation.

MEE staff (2021-02-10). Egypt reopens Gaza's Rafah crossing following Hamas and Fatah election deal. middleeasteye.net Egypt reopens Gaza's Rafah crossing following Hamas and Fatah election deal | Egyptian authorities allowed travellers in Egypt and Gaza to cross after the two Palestinian parties agreed to respect upcoming election results | Wed, 02/10/2021 – 14: 17 | Palestinians at the reopened Rafah border crossing travel from the Gaza Strip into Egypt on 9 February 2021 (AFP) | Egyptian authorities on Monday reopened the R…

Peoples Dispatch (2021-02-10). Uncertainty remains about who will face Andrés Arauz in the second round of Ecuadorian presidential election. peoplesdispatch.org The fight for second place in the run-off elections between Yaku Pérez of the Pachakutik Plurinational Unity Movement party and Guillermo Lasso of the right-wing Creating Opportunities‚Ää (‚ÄäCREO) party and Social Christian Party (PSC) is still too close to call…

Peoples Dispatch (2021-02-10). Palestinian factions finalize mechanism for upcoming elections. peoplesdispatch.org The elections in the occupied Palestinian territories, if conducted as scheduled, would be the first to be held in 15 years. All groups in the country including Hamas and Fatah have agreed to respect and accept the results…

Ben Norton (2021-02-10). How Ecuador's U.S.-backed, coup-supporting 'ecosocialist' candidate Yaku Pérez aids the right-wing. mronline.org Ecuador's February 7 presidential election concluded in a surprise: The quick count published by the country's National Electoral Council appeared to show a little-known candidate named Yaku Pérez Guartambel in second place, securing a narrow victory over right-wing candidate Guillermo Lasso, a banker with significant influence in the country.

_____ (2021-02-10). Ecuador's US-Backed 'Ecosocialist' Candidate Yaku Pérez Aids The Right-Wing. popularresistance.org Ecuador's February 7 presidential election concluded in a surprise: The quick count published by the country's National Electoral Council appeared to show a little-known candidate named Yaku Pérez Guartambel in second place, securing a narrow victory over right-wing candidate Guillermo Lasso, a banker with significant influence in the country. | Most polls had predicted that the presidential race would boil down to two presidential candidates, who could hardly have been more different: On one side was the conservative banker Lasso, who had the backing of Ecuadorian elites and the United States, and had unsuccessf…

Nathan Newman (2021-02-10). The Case for Blue-State Secession. thenation.com The Case for Blue-State Secession…

Binoy Kampmark (2021-02-10). China, Papua New Guinea and Australia's Backyard Blues. counterpunch.org Clever diplomacy rarely involves total commitment or unqualified fidelity to any one state. Treacherous waters require careful navigation, an understanding of shifty and shifting allegiances. The goal for the prudent statesperson is the pursuit of self-interest without alienation. In that regard, Papua New Guinea is proving increasingly interesting, finding itself between playground thugs with varying

Editor (2021-02-10). EDITORIAL — Demonizando a China. workers.org Los designados para la política del exterior de la nueva administración estadounidense no han tardado en enseñar los dientes a la China Popular. Las primeras declaraciones del Secretario de Estado Anthony Blinken aclararon que las relaciones entre Estados Unidos y China son importantes y a la vez adversas. Eso es . . . |

Sharon Zhang (2021-02-10). Fossil Fuel Pollution Caused Nearly 1 in 5 Premature Deaths in 2018. zcomm.org "There's a vaccine for the 8.7 million deaths caused each year by air pollution from fossil fuels. That vaccine is called solar panels and wind turbines"

Liberation Staff-Seattle (2021-02-10). Washington state restaurants need more relief, not premature reopening plans. liberationnews.org While restaurants are being allowed to open for indoor dining at 25% capacity, restaurant workers are not included as essential workers in the state's vaccine schedule.

teleSUR (2021-02-10). Cuba to Produce First 150,000 Doses of Soberana 02 Vaccine. telesurenglish.net Cuba's Finlay Vaccine Institute (IFV) President Vicente Verez on Tuesday announced that his country started producing the first batch of 150,000 doses of the Soberana 02 vaccine. | RELATED: | "Because of the vaccine's encouraging results, we started producing it on a large scale to launch its third phase of clinical trials in March," Verez said. | Over 700 people have already been vaccinated with Sovereign 02 during the…

Eds. (2021-02-10). Through the "Bolivar Act" U.S. Congressmen intend to tighten the blockade against Venezuela. mronline.org On January 28th, a group of U.S. Congressmen, led by former Green Beret and now Republican Party legislator, Michael Waltz, introduced to the U.S. Congress a new bill dedicated to Venezuela entitled the "Bipartisan Banning Operations and Leases with Illegitimate Authoritarian Regime Act".

Rachael Boothroyd (2021-02-10). US Sanctions Obstructing Humanitarian Aid in Venezuela, New Report Finds. venezuelanalysis.com A US Government and Accountability Office report found that sanctions have pushed the Venezuelan economy into crisis.

teleSUR (2021-02-10). UN To Assess the Impact of US Sanctions on Venezuela. telesurenglish.net United Nations representative Alena Douhan visits Venezuela to assess the impact of U.S. economic sanctions imposed on the Bolivarian nation since 2015. | RELATED: | The visit announcement came shortly after the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) acknowledged that its country's sanctions on Venezuela have killed tens of thousands of people. | The results of the analysis of the U.S. unilateral coercive measures imposed on this…

Kamal Iranidoost (2021-02-10). Enemy seeks maximum pressure, minimum commitments: Jalili. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Feb. 10 (MNA) — Representative of Iran's Leader to the Supreme National Security Council (SNSC) Saeed Jalili has warned against US claim on JCPOA return, saying that the enemy seeks maximum pressure along with minimum commitments.

_____ (2021-02-10). Lula's Arrest Is 'A Gift From The CIA'. popularresistance.org A petition filed with the Federal Supreme Court (STF) by the defense of ex-president Lula presents new evidence that ex-judge Sergio Moro colluded with foreign authorities in conducting the process which led to the arrest of the Workers Party leader, and his subsequent barring from a run for the presidency in 2018. In the latest leaked Telegram conversations, which are now official court documents, the level of illegal collaboration visible between the Lava Jato task force and the internationally promoted judge is the most flagrant yet, and more valuable for Lula's defence than chats published by the Intercept in…

Peoples Dispatch (2021-02-10). Protests demanding resignation of Haitian president intensify. peoplesdispatch.org Protests in Haiti, which have been going on for a month now, have garnered more strength as president Jovenel MoàØse refused to step down. On February 8, Haitian opposition political parties and social organizations appointed Supreme Court Judge Joseph Mécène Jean-Louis as the interim president.

Christian Sorensen (2021-02-10). Who Are the Ultimate War Profiteers? zcomm.org While defense contractors make billions in profits, Wall Street is the ultimate beneficiary of today's nonstop wars…

Raji Sourani (2021-02-10). ICC's "Landmark Decision" Could Open Door to Prosecuting Israel for War Crimes. zcomm.org The International Criminal Court has ruled it has the authority to investigate alleged Israeli war crimes in the Palestinian territories…

_____ (2021-02-10). Why A War In Yemen? popularresistance.org The Saudis decided to enter an ongoing civil war in Yemen in 2015 for several reasons. The two countries share a long border at the southern end of their peninsula. This length of this border is matched by Yemen's coastline on the Arabian Sea, an access to ocean waters that Saudi Arabia does not have. | Even more important is that the southeast corner of Yemen sits at the point where the Red Sea flows into the Arabian Sea through a very narrow passageway. This would enable the Saudis to control shipping through the Red Sea. | Furthermore, Yemen has oil that generates revenue from contracts with private producers.

Nicolas Niarchos (2021-02-10). The Suffering Underclass of War-Torn Yemen. thenation.com The Suffering Underclass of War-Torn Yemen…

Chuck Collins (2021-02-10). The Drive for a Wealth Tax in Washington State. counterpunch.org Legislators in Washington state are taking bold steps towards instituting a state-level wealth tax. The proposed tax is a 1 percent levy on wealth over $1 billion, applying to fewer than 100 households in the state. According to the state's Department of Revenue, the tax would raise an estimated $2.25 billion in 2023 and $2.5

imperial.ac.uk (2021-02-10). Women in Science award and bronze statue for innovative bioengineering professor. imperial.ac.uk Professor Molly Stevens has won the FEBS/EMBO Women in Science Award in recognition of her outstanding scientific achievements.

MEE and agencies (2021-02-10). UAE's Anwar Gargash removed as foreign affairs minister. middleeasteye.net UAE's Anwar Gargash removed as foreign affairs minister | Cabinet reshuffle sees Gargash, who has held the position since 2008, become a diplomatic advisor to the president | Wed, 02/10/2021 – 13: 24 | Sheikh Mohammed said Gargash, pictured, had been 'had been able to bring about major transformations in our foreign political work' (AFP) | Anwar Gargash, the United Arab Emirates (UAE) mini…

Marie Kelly (2021-02-10). Ben Fletcher, militant labor leader. workers.org Ben Fletcher One of the greatest labor leaders of the tumultuous period of the early 20th century was a Black man from Philadelphia named Ben Fletcher. In the forward from the biography by Peter Cole, "Ben Fletcher: The Life and Times of a Black Wobbly," labor historian Robin D. G. . . . |

WSWS (2021-02-10). International Criminal Court ruling paves way for legal proceedings against Israel for war crimes. wsws.org This ruling has infuriated Israel and its patron in Washington, which rejects any constraints on its geostrategic interests and plans for a new imperialist carve-up of the world in which Israel plays a central role in carrying out this agenda and suppressing the working class in the region.

Howard Lisnoff (2021-02-10). When It Seemed as If the World Took Notice. counterpunch.org An antiwar protester in Providence, Rhode Island, Jerry Elmer, noted in the middle of the decade of the 1970s that it was difficult to sustain interest in the antiwar movement as the American war in Southeast Asia came to a close. Elmer, and other peace activists, had set up a replica of the tiger cages

Minnie Bruce Pratt (2021-02-10). Stop union busting! BAmazon Union now! workers.org Amazon Warehouse workers in Bessemer, Ala., are in a historic organizing drive for union representation by the Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Union. They received significant support at a Feb. 6 rally. Workers World Party comrades (pictured) joined participants ranging from nurses to miners, travelling from in-state and from Florida, . . . |

RT (2021-02-10). Asteroid bigger than Statue of Liberty set for Earth flyby, but BIG ONE of 2021 to come in March, NASA warns. rt.com NASA is warning of a slew of asteroids headed Earth's way in the coming days and weeks, some coming between us and the moon, with others measuring roughly the same size as the Golden Gate Bridge. | On February 10 alone, at least four Near Earth Objects (NEOs) are due to buzz the Earth. | The nine-meter asteroid 2021 CX has already passed the planet at a safe distance of 1.9 million kilometers. | Space rocks including the Statue of Liberty-sized, 119-meter long 2019 YP5 and the 5-meter 2008 DB will follow shortly after at a distance of 3.1 million km and 5 million km respectively. | Bringing up the rear on Wedn…

Denise Winebrenner Edwards (2021-02-10). Anne Feeney (1951-2021): Wherever there's a fight, she'll be there. peoplesworld.org In the film, The Grapes of Wrath, there is a famous scene at the end of the film. With the rain pouring and his Dust Bowl family hiding under a bridge, Tom Joad tells his mother that he is taking up the torch dropped by Casy, the social justice preacher. As Mother Joad wonders whether …

WSWS (2021-02-10). Dear Comrades: Russian film about the 1962 Novocherkassk massacre. wsws.org Konchalovsky's film offers a view of the crisis of Stalinism in the Soviet Union, but he does so from the standpoint of the Stalinist bureaucracy itself.

The Tricontinental (2021-02-10). Dawn: Marxism and National Liberation. mronline.org Only at the end of his life did Karl Marx leave the shores of Europe and travel to a country under colonial dominion. This was when he went to Algeria in 1882. 'For Mussulmans, there is no such thing as subordination', Marx wrote to his daughter Laura Lafargue.

Devin Cole (2021-02-10). Harry Haywood, Black Bolshevik. workers.org February 4 was the birthday of Black Communist Harry Haywood, one of the great Marxist-Leninist thinkers, leaders and revolutionaries of the 20th century. Although Haywood was born over 100 years ago and has been deceased for over 30 years, his contributions to Marxism-Leninism and the struggle for Black Liberation and . . . |

RT (2021-02-10). Navalny's 'doctor', who never actually treated activist, 'liquidated' in secret Kremlin plot, says conspiracy-loving Western media. rt.com Western media has jumped down the rabbit hole into another Kremlin killing conspiracy after a doctor in the Siberian city of Omsk died suddenly — taking to the grave, they say, secrets about opposition figure Alexey Navalny. | On Monday, a number of outlets, including US state-run media, splashed the explosive claims that the clinician's death had been part of a cover up relating to the anti-corruption campaigner. The Sun, the UK's best read newspaper,

Gideon Polya (2021-02-10). Letter to the Australian Taxpayer-funded ABC and SBS Media re Anti-Arab & Anti-Jewish Anti-Semitism and False Reportage about Occupied Palestine. dissidentvoice.org Dear ABC & SBS management and staff, I am an anti-racist Jewish-Celtic scientist, humanitarian, artist and writer from one of Hungary's most famous Jewish families (ask any mathematician or surgeon). Only about a dozen of my wider family survived the Jewish Holocaust in Hungary in 1944-1945. For all decent people and in particular anti-racist Jewish …

claudia (2021-02-10). National Priorities/Prioridades Nacionales. dsausa.org DSA must be a political home that attracts, retains, and supports BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and People of Color) organizers. This starts by acknowledging the pain experienced by BIPOC members caused by a white supremacy culture in our practices, recognizing the overburdened work that falls on BIPOC organizers to repair these issues, and by educating and…

Patrick Cockburn (2021-02-10). The Clash Between the UK and EU Over Northern Ireland. zcomm.org The outlook is that Britain will remain obsessed by its relations with the EU — and that those relations will generate continuous friction…

Jane-Anna Spiekermann (2021-02-10). Corona and psychology: Fear works against democratic coexistence. indybay.org The current "simultaneous consolidation and weakening of the state" (Nicos Poulantzas) are two sides of the same coin: the rise of the punitive state goes hand in hand with growing social insecurity and disenfranchisement, rather than an increase in rule-breaking and crime. The state authority & police strengthen themselves in pandemic…

WSWS (2021-02-10). Educators fight to save lives in Chicago, Sà£o Paulo and worldwide. wsws.org Educators are now at the forefront of the global working class movement to contain the pandemic and save lives.

Kamal Iranidoost (2021-02-10). 22 Bahman rallies in provinces (2). en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Feb. 10 (MNA) — Along with their fellow Iranians, people in Tabriz, Birjand, and in Yazd held drive-in rallies amid the pandemic on Wednesday to commemorate the 42nd anniversary of the Islamic Revolution victory on February 11, 1979.

WSWS (2021-02-10). Los Angeles Hospital slated for closure amid pandemic. wsws.org The impending closure of the Olympia Medical Center Hospital in Los Angeles County in the midst of a pandemic shows the irrationality of health care run for profit.

Raul Diego (2021-02-10). The Questionable Characters Behind the Kushner-Linked Insurance Giant Oscar Health. mintpressnews.com Oscar Health, a tech-based telehealth insurance mishmash co-founded by Joshua Kushner is about to go public with a massive IPO underwritten by the gods of Wall Street and backed by Silicon Valley titans.

Aaron Maté (2021-02-10). For Russian leftists, Western favorite Navalny represents same corrupt elitism. thegrayzone.com Western politicians and media pundits portray Alexei Navalny as the leader of the Russian opposition. But Russian leftists see something quite different: a representative of a different faction of the Russian elite, who backs continued neoliberal policies and aligns with destabilizing NATO-backed actors. The imprisoned Russian anti-corruption activist Alexei Navalny has been held up in the West as…

Martha Grevatt (2021-02-10). GM 1937, Amazon 2021: øDe qué lado estás? workers.org Bessemer, Alabama, situada en las afueras de Birmingham y con una población de 26.500 habitantes -alrededor de un 75% de afroamericanos- se ha convertido en un foco central de toda la lucha de clases. Solidaridad con la huelga de brazos caídos de Flint dentro de las plantas de GM . . . |

Norman Solomon (2021-02-10). Hidden in Plain Sight: The "Unimpeachable" Offenses. counterpunch.org Impeachment dramas on Capitol Hill have routinely skipped over a question that we should be willing to ask even if Congress won't: "What about a president's unimpeachable offenses?" The question is the flip side of one that Republican Gerald Ford candidly addressed when he was the House minority leader 50 years ago: "What, then, is an impeachable

mgrochowski (2021-02-10). Quienes somos y qué queremos los Socialistas Democráticos. dsausa.org El Grupo de Trabajo por los Derechos de los Inmigrantes de DSA los invita a un seminario web en español: "Quienes somos y qué queremos los Socialistas Democráticos." Escuche a algunos de nuestros miembros sobre su trabajo en DSA y en sus comunidades. Zoom Información de registro en instrucciones y respuesta. Join…

Staff (2021-02-10). Wall Street is a grift. therealnews.com In this segment of "The Marc Steiner Show," Marc is joined by investigative journalist Arun Gupta and former financial regulator Bill Black to discuss how the stock market actually works and how we can hold Wall Street accountable.

Eds. (2021-02-10). The Indian farmers are right: their land is at stake (Part 2). mronline.org In the previous part of this article we saw that the Indian rulers are actively preparing the legal groundwork for parting peasants from their land. In the following part we place this in an international context.

Nadda Osman (2021-02-10). Loujain al-Hathloul: Saudi activist released from prison. middleeasteye.net Loujain al-Hathloul: Saudi activist released from prison | Blogger Nouf Abdulaziz, who was also swept up in Mohammed bin Salman's 2018 crackdown on dissent, also reportedly released | Wed, 02/10/2021 – 16: 56 | In a photo shared by her sister on social media, Loujain is shown smiling after her release (Screengrab/Twitter) | Saudi women's rights activist Loujain al-Hathloul has returned home after spendin…

Alan Macleod (2021-02-10). Media Frames Teen Using College Savings To Save Mom From Eviction as Uplifting Puff Piece. mintpressnews.com Corporate media outlets appear to have so completely internalized the grim logic of neoliberal capitalism that they see single mothers being evicted, children in debt, or octogenarians working in the gig economy as unremarkable facts of life, not damning indictments of a broken system.

Behrooz Ghamari Tabrizi (2021-02-10). A Death on the Anniversary of the Iranian Revolution. counterpunch.org Haleh Lajevardi, an Iranian professor of sociology, died last week in Tehran at the age 56. Her brother who tweeted the news of her passing did not reveal the cause of death. People close to her knew that she had dealt with bouts of depression for many years, particularly after she was dismissed from her

Jonah Raskin (2021-02-10). Rennie Davis: Not the Boy Next Door. counterpunch.org Rennie Davis sometimes seemed to be the all-American boy who lived in the house next door that came with a lawn and a picket fence. In some ways he fit the stereotype. Unlike Abbie, Jerry and Tom, Rennie's roots were patrician. Born in Michigan and raised in Virginia, he belonged to a 4-H Club as a boy.

MEE and agencies (2021-02-10). Yemen's Houthis attack Saudi Arabia's Abha airport. middleeasteye.net Yemen's Houthis attack Saudi Arabia's Abha airport | Yemen rebels say four of its drones targeted Abha airport located around 120km from the border, leaving an aircraft in flames | Wed, 02/10/2021 – 13: 26 | The Houthis have previously hit Abha international airport, and regularly launch drones and missiles into Saudi Arabia (AFP) | Yemen's Houthi movement has claimed responsibility for a…

MEE staff (2021-02-10). UN expert calls on UAE to release jailed human rights defenders. middleeasteye.net UN expert calls on UAE to release jailed human rights defenders | Sentenced to ten years in prison, three imprisoned human rights defenders have been subjected to 'conditions that may amount to torture', says UN Special Rapporteur | Wed, 02/10/2021 – 15: 56 | A police officer enters Dubai's Al-Awir central prison in the United Arab Emirates, on 21 May 2020 (AFP/File photo) | A United Nations expert has called…

G. Dunkel (2021-02-10). Anti-regime protests intensify in Haiti. workers.org Tens of thousands of Haitians took to the streets of Port-au-Prince on Feb. 7 in numerous small, very militant and angry demonstrations demanding that President Jovenel MoàØse follow the constitution and leave office on Feb. 7, when his term expires. Protesters want an end to corruption and an accounting of . . . |

Eds. (2021-02-10). The Indian farmers are right: their land is at stake (Part 1). mronline.org The protesting kisans on the borders of Delhi repeat one thing over and over: When fighting against the three farm-related Acts, they are fighting to save their land.

Eds. (2021-02-10). The Kisans are right. Their land is at stake (Part 2). mronline.org In the previous part of this article we saw that the Indian rulers are actively preparing the legal groundwork for parting peasants from their land. In the following part we place this in an international context.

RT (2021-02-10). Wake up call for Ukrainian PM in Brussels as top EU official says Kiev remains hindered by 'criminals' & 'widespread corruption'. rt.com Given his country's geopolitical importance to the bloc, Ukrainian Prime Minister Denis Shmigal might have expected a smoother ride on his visit to the European Union in Brussels this week. | Addressing the European Parliament on Tuesday, its executive vice president, MEP Valdis Dombrovskis, revealed that the bloc believes corruption is still holding Kiev back. | Speaking on behalf of the EU's high representative for foreign affairs Josep Borrell, Dombrovskis said Ukraine "remains high on the European agenda," but "comprehensive judiciary reform is long overdue," noting that the country still has issues with "

Party for Socialism and Liberation (2021-02-10). PSL Statement: Solidarity with Newsclick and the people's movements of India! liberationnews.org Photo: Farmers protest in India. Credit — Newsclick The Party for Socialism and Liberation joins with progressive organizations and media around the world in demanding that the Indian government cease its repression of leading media outlet Newsclick. Newsclick is read and watched by millions every day and is facing persecution for the key role it …

Eds. (2021-02-10). Wall Street admits curing diseases is bad for business. mronline.org Goldman Sachs is openly saying in financial reports that curing people of terrible diseases is not good for business.

2021-02-11: Social Media Postees

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Ending the Other War in Yemen
Brian Terrell | zcomm.org | 2021-02-11
Peace in Yemen, peace in the world, demands no less than an end to the production, trade and use of weaponized drones…
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Towards A Police State in Germany? Live Video of Police Raid into Home of Dr. Andreas Noak
Global Research News | globalresearch.ca | 2021-02-11
First published on GR on November 24, 2021 | This is what is happening in Germany. It is a matter of concern to people Worldwide. Freedom of Expression is being brutally suppressed. | . | Police break into the home of Dr. Andreas …
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Covid-19: a Nation at War?
David Rosen | counterpunch.org | 2021-02-11
The full impact the Covid pandemic is revealed in a recent AMA study that notes "in counties where the population was substantially non-white with a median income defined as $60,240, the COVID-19 death rate was more than nine times higher when compared to counties that are substantially white with the same median income." It adds, "the COVID-19 infection and death rates were nearly three times higher in substantially non-white counties with higher median incomes when compared to substantially white, higher income counties …."
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Fatou Bensouda: A Daring Prosecutor Who Challenged the US, Israeli Impunity
Liaquat Ali Khan | counterpunch.org | 2021-02-11
Fatou Bensouda, the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC), has dared to take on the US, Israeli impunity and opened investigations in Afghanistan and the Israeli-occupied territories of Gaza and the West Bank. In March 2020, the ICC authorized the Prosecutor to investigate whether the US troops and contractors committed war crimes and crimes…
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Towards A Police State in Germany? Live Video of Police Raid into Home of Dr. Andreas Noak
Global Research News | globalresearch.ca | 2021-02-11
First published on GR on November 24, 2020 | This is what is happening in Germany. It is a matter of concern to people Worldwide. Freedom of Expression is being brutally suppressed. | . | Police break into the home of Dr. Andreas …
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Frontier workers picket at Super Bowl, demand decent contract
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2021-02-11
Tampa FL – IBEW Local 824 Frontier workers and supporters gathered near Raymond James Stadium before Super Bowl LV to hold an informational picket raising public awareness about Frontier's ongoing attempt to gut workers' retirement benefits and healthcare and its attempts to double the amount that active workers have to pay for health insurance. | The decision to demonstrate outside the Super Bowl was strategic, not just because it was a major national event that happened locally, but because Frontier has corporate partnerships with the Buccaneers and Raymond James Stadium. | In an open letter to member…
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Ending the Other War in Yemen
Brian Terrell | dissidentvoice.org | 2021-02-11
On February 4, in his first major foreign policy address, President Joe Biden announced "we are ending all American support for offensive operations in the war in Yemen, including relevant arms sales." Speaking of the Saudi-led coalition that has been at war in Yemen since 2015, creating what he called "a humanitarian and strategic catastrophe," …
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Yemen: "Mission Accomplished"… For Now?
Charles Pierson | counterpunch.org | 2021-02-11
Since 2015, the US has been giving crucial assistance to Saudi Arabia's military coalition in its war against Yemen's Houthi rebels. US assistance takes the form of intelligence sharing, logistics and targeting assistance, arms sales, and transfer of spare parts for coalition warplanes.
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Head of Strategic Command: U.S. must prepare for "very real possibility" of nuclear war with China
Alan MacLeod | mronline.org | 2021-02-11
In an era when international cooperation in the face of pandemics and climate change is essential, the world appears to be racing towards a new Cold War, and unfortunately, few except the military top brass are talking about it.
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Impact and acceptability of HIV self-testing for trans men and trans women: A mixed-methods subgroup analysis of the SELPHI randomised controlled trial and process evaluation in England and Wales
T. Charles Witzel, Talen Wright, Leanne McCabe, Michelle M. Gabriel, Aedan Wolton, Mitzy Gafos, Denise Ward, Fiona C. Lampe, Andrew N. Phillips, Roy Trevelion, Yolanda Collaco-Moraes, Justin Harbottle, Andrew Speakman, Chris Bonell, David D. Dunn, Sheena McCormack, Fiona M. Burns, Peter Weatherburn, Alison J. Rodger | thelancet.com | 2021-02-11
HIVST significantly increased testing uptake and frequency in trans men and trans people overall, although recruitment and retention of trans women was low. HIVST acceptability was high and indicates easy access to this novel technology may increase HIV testing access for this key population.
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Alexander Hamilton Meets RBG and the Supremes
Jonah Raskin | counterpunch.org | 2021-02-11
"I don't think my efforts would have succeeded had it not been for the women's movement that was reviving in the United States and more or less all over the world." — Ruth Bader Ginsburg, 2013 In 1788 in The Federalist Papers, "Publius" (aka Alexander Hamilton) argued that the judiciary branch of the American republic would have…
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China's energy watchdog under fire over pollution failures
Eds. | mronline.org | 2021-02-11
China's energy regulator has come under rare fire from a team of central government inspectors over the agency's lax enforcement of environmental standards.
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Biden Adopts a Trump Approach to Iran
Lawrence Davidson | counterpunch.org | 2021-02-11
All right! Let's hear it for Joe Biden! Our new president is leading us in the direction of domestic sanity, and there are even hints of progressive potential in his evolving agenda. Under his leadership, we might soon master the Covid-19 plague and dig ourselves out of our near-depression economic straits. This is terrific! Some…
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IMF Rethinking Its Callousness to the Global South
Prabir Purkayastha | zcomm.org | 2021-02-11
The world seems to have turned topsy-turvy when the undisputed voices of global capital start talking about the virtues of "cooperation" among nations and "universal distribution of vaccines" to deal with the COVID-19 pandemic…
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Evolution Doesn't Give a Damn About Us, or the USA
Gregg Gonsalves | thenation.com | 2021-02-11
Evolution Doesn't Give a Damn About Us, or the USA…
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IMF Rethinking Its Callousness to the Global South
Prabir Purkayastha | zcomm.org | 2021-02-11
The world seems to have turned topsy-turvy when the undisputed voices of global capital start talking about the virtues of "cooperation" among nations and "universal distribution of vaccines" to deal with the COVID-19 pandemic…
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Chicago Teachers Union ratifies framework agreement for return to in-person learning
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2021-02-11
Chicago, IL – After midnight on Wednesday, February 10, the Chicago Teachers Union officially certified ballot results ratifying an agreement between the Chicago Teachers Union (CTU) and Chicago Public Schools (CPS) that will provide a framework for returning to in-person learning in Chicago Public Schools. The vote to ratify the agreement passed by just over a two thirds majority. However, the union has been clear that they do not feel that this plan is what the teachers or students and community deserve. They say it is disgraceful that the Chicago Public School System could not delay reopening for a few weeks t…
www.fightbacknews.org/2021/2/11/chicago-…

The GOP Is Over
Peter Crowley | counterpunch.org | 2021-02-11
Republicans have won only one popular presidential vote in the past 32 years. George H.W. Bush won it back in 1988, thanks to his campaign's use of the black parolee Willie Horton's committing rape to upend what had been a sure victory for Michael Dukakis. Prior to the Horton campaign ad, Dukakis had a 17…
counterpunch.org/2021/02/11/the-gop-is-o…

Letter from an inmate: St Louis prisoners protest COVID violations, inhumane conditions
Anonymous via EXPO | liberationnews.org | 2021-02-11
Early in the morning of February 6, inmates at the St. Louis City Justice Center protested for seven hours over the complete lack of response by jail officials to complaints from inmates about conditions in the CJC.
liberationnews.org/letter-from-an-inmate…

COVID-19 PCR Tests Are Scientifically Meaningless
Torsten Engelbrecht | globalresearch.ca | 2021-02-11
First published on June 29, 2020 | Lockdowns and hygienic measures around the world are based on numbers of cases and mortality rates created by the so-called SARS-CoV-2 RT-PCR tests used to identify "positive" patients, whereby "positive" is usually equated with …
globalresearch.ca/covid19-pcr-tests-scie…

Coronavirus Scandal Breaking in Merkel's Germany. False Positives and the Drosten PCR Test
F. William Engdahl | globalresearch.ca | 2021-02-11
First posted by Global Research on December 11, 2020 | The widely-praised German model of the Angela Merkel regime to deal with the COVID-19 pandemic is now engulfed in a series of potentially devastating scandals going to the very heart of …
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COVID-19 test pioneer elected to the National Academy of Engineering
imperial.ac.uk | 2021-02-11
Professor Chris Toumazou has been elected International Member of the National Academy of Engineering in the USA.
imperial.ac.uk/news/214773/covid-19-test-pioneer-elected-national-academy

PDF of February 11 issue
Workers World Party | workers.org | 2021-02-11
Download the 12-page PDF. Haiti: Struggle intensifies Black History Month: Salute to Rosa Parks, Harry Haywood, Ben Fletche ALSO: Nurses, autoworkers, teachers on the move! Reparations for racist pandemic!; Capitalist accumulation and agriculture; GameStop bubble; COVID: comparing economic systems. Editorial: Dangling the carrot. GLOBAL: Sanctions Kill. Yemen: Bait and switch. . . . | Continue reading PDF of February 11 issue at Workers.org
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SF Giants Owner Rakes in $815 Million During the pandemic
Marc Norton | counterpunch.org | 2021-02-11
The assets of Charles Johnson, the controversial chief owner of the San Francisco Giants, increased by $815 million during the COVID-19 pandemic. In March 2020, his net worth was a mere $4.2 billion dollars. By January 2021 he commanded a fortune of $5.015 billion, an increase just short of 20%. Workers at Oracle Park, where…
counterpunch.org/2021/02/11/sf-giants-ow…

Imperial's new COVID-19 testing lab goes live
imperial.ac.uk | 2021-02-11
This month Imperial College London opened its new COVID-19 testing lab on its South Kensington Campus.
imperial.ac.uk/news/214173/imperials-covid-19-testing-goes-live

Biden Should Stop Payment on U.S. Funds to Sisi's Egypt
Medea Benjamin | zcomm.org | 2021-02-11
They should put a "stop payment" on the U.S. taxpayer-funded check that has enabled Sisi to operate with impunity…
zcomm.org/znetarticle/biden-should-stop-…

Continuing Prosecutions: Assange and the Biden Administration
Binoy Kampmark | dissidentvoice.org | 2021-02-11
With changes of presidential administrations, radical departures in policy are always exaggerated. Continuity remains, for the most part, a standard feature. It is precisely that continuity being challenged by groups fearful of the continuing prosecution of Julian Assange. The effort by the US Justice Department to extradite Assange from the UK on eighteen charges based …
dissidentvoice.org/2021/02/continuing-pr…

The Russian Alternative: How Moscow is capitalizing on US Retreat in Palestine, Israel
Ramzy Baroud | dissidentvoice.org | 2021-02-11
Israeli anxiety was palpable when it was reported that Israel's Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, was not contacted by the new American President, Joe Biden, for days after the latter's inauguration. While much is being read into Biden's decision, including Washington's lack of enthusiasm to return to the 'peace process', Moscow is generating much attention as a …
dissidentvoice.org/2021/02/the-russian-a…

Wall Street Admits Curing Diseases Is Bad for Business
Lee Camp | zcomm.org | 2021-02-11
This is a system built on the exploitation of others for gain. There was no time when that was not true. And that's why we need a revolution of the mind…
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Wall Street Admits Curing Diseases Is Bad for Business
Lee Camp | zcomm.org | 2021-02-11
This is a system built on the exploitation of others for gain. There was no time when that was not true. And that's why we need a revolution of the mind…
zcomm.org/znetarticle/wall-street-admits…

Explaining India's farmer uprising, the largest strike in human history
Anya Parampil | thegrayzone.com | 2021-02-11
Anya Parampil speaks with New Delhi-based journalist Prasanth Radhakrishnan about the historic farmer strike currently sweeping India‚Äã Radhakrishnan explains why farmers are rising up, how they are organized, and how the neoliberal government of Narendra Modi has responded to the movement. Just one day after this interview, the Modi government raided the offices of Radhakrishnan's employer, Newsclick.in, and detained its editors in what has been denounced as an act of intimidation against critical media. Learn more about the disturbing press crackdown …
thegrayzone.com/2021/02/11/indias-farmer…

The Three Apartheids of Our Times (Money, Medicine, Food)
Vijay Prashad | zcomm.org | 2021-02-11
The elite is not capable of solving the ordinary problems created by the normal crisis of capitalism; they are certainly not capable of solving the extraordinary problems posed by the pandemic. That's where movements come in…
zcomm.org/znetarticle/the-three-aparthei…

Tuesday 2/23: Now or Never: Eradicating Systemic Racism in the Government's Pandemic Response
Francis King Carey School of Law | indybay.org | 2021-02-11
Online event…
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Newsclick says 'our voice can't be muzzled' as ED raids continue for over 30 hours
Eds. | mronline.org | 2021-02-11
The Editors Guild of India, The Press Club of India and The Communist Party of India (Marxist) condemned the action against the news portal.
mronline.org/2021/02/11/newsclick-says-o…

Facebook's "depoliticization" aimed at censorship of left-wing and socialist organizations
WSWS repost | indybay.org | 2021-02-11
The recent announcement by Facebook that it would "reduce the amount of political content" on its platform is part of the drive by the US ruling establishment to block the spread of progressive, left-wing and socialist ideas on social media.
indybay.org/newsitems/2021/02/10/1883993…

Understanding the complicated politics and geopolitics of the coup in Myanmar
Vijay Prashad | peoplesdispatch.org | 2021-02-11
Is it a coup if the military was already in power? Vijay Prashad examines the recent military coup in Myanmar through a political and geopolitical lens…
peoplesdispatch.org/2021/02/11/understan…

Turkey, US conduct joint maritime drill in Black Sea
yenisafak.com | 2021-02-11
Turkish and US naval forces conducted a joint maritime exercise in the Black Sea, Turkey's National Defense Ministry said on Wednesday.Turkish frigates TCG Turgutreis and TCG Orucreis were part of the drill along with the USS Porter and USS Donald Cook destroyers of the US Navy, the ministry said in a statement. | Two Turkish Air Force F-16s and one US maritime patrol aircraft also participated in the exercise, it added."The training conducted for the fundamental types of naval warfare has further strengthened cooperation between the Naval Forces of the two countries and has contributed to their interoperability,…
yenisafak.com/en/news/turkey-us-conduct-…

Turkish charity to build 1,000 houses in Syria
yenisafak.com | 2021-02-11
A Turkish charity will build 1,000 houses in Idlib, northwestern Syria for those who are living in hard conditions due to the ongoing civil war.The Istanbul-based Humanitarian Relief Foundation (IHH) has been working to find permanent solutions to the humanitarian crisis in Syria for more than 10 years.It has started to renew and improve briquette houses built as an emergency solution, the foundation said in a statement on Wednesday.Thousands of Syrian families have found the opportunity to live in warm houses rather than makeshift tents.The IHH will build 1,000 houses in the first phase of the project. They will…
yenisafak.com/en/news/turkish-charity-to…

Armenia says must normalize ties with Turkey to guarantee own security
yenisafak.com | 2021-02-11
Ayvazyan, in an address to parliament, also underscored the need to reopen borders with Turkey, noting that keeping them closed "makes no sense anymore," according to TASS news."Keeping Armenia's borders with Turkey closed serves no purpose," Ayvazyan said as he called on ties with Turkey to be normalized.Ayvazyan also reportedly expressed concern over the joint Turkey-Azerbaijan military exercises as the two nations boost military cooperation.In December 2020, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said his country could open its borders to Armenia, if Yerevan takes steps toward regional peace."We have no grudge…
yenisafak.com/en/news/armenia-says-must-…

UN sends 71 truckloads of humanitarian aid to NW Syria
yenisafak.com | 2021-02-11
The UN on Thursday sent 71 truckloads of humanitarian aid to northwestern Syria, where millions of people need assistance due to internal conflict.The trucks carrying supplies passed through the Cilvegozu border gate in Turkey's southern Hatay province.The aid will be distributed to those in need in Idlib and nearby rural areas.A civil war has ravaged Syria since early 2011 when the Assad regime cracked down on pro-democracy protesters. Hundreds of thousands of people have been killed and displaced since then.Idlib falls within a de-escalation zone forged under an agreement between Turkey and Russia.*Writing by A…
yenisafak.com/en/world/un-sends-71-truck…

Merkel warns of aggressive coronavirus mutations
yenisafak.com | 2021-02-11
New mutations of coronavirus first seen in the UK, South Africa and Brazil are more aggressive and more dangerous, German Chancellor Angela Merkel warned on Thursday.Addressing lawmakers in parliament, Merkel said it was necessary to extend the country's coronavirus lockdown until March 7, as new variants of the virus could lead to a more dangerous third wave of the pandemic."Not all the research has yet been finalized, but we'd be well advised to listen to what so many experts both in Germany and abroad tell us," she told lawmakers, referring to the UK, South Africa and Brazil variants, which were also detected…
yenisafak.com/en/life/merkel-warns-of-ag…

Iran's Zarif says 'window closing' for US
yenisafak.com | 2021-02-11
Iran's Foreign Minister Javad Zarif warned Wednesday that the "window of opportunity" for the United States was "fast closing", calling on Washington to end its "fruitless hostility" with Tehran. | Speaking on the sidelines of the 42nd anniversary of the 1979 Iranian revolution, Zarif expressed hope that the new US administration would take a "new approach" towards Iran. | "The existing window is closing," Zarif said, referring to the Iranian parliament's deadline of Feb. 21 for Washington to return to the joint comprehensive plan of action (JCPOA), also known as Iran nuclear deal. | He said Tehran would be force…
yenisafak.com/en/news/irans-zarif-says-w…

Mercury plunges to minus 22.9C on coldest UK night in more than 25 years
The Canary | thecanary.co | 2021-02-11
Temperatures plunged to below minus 22C overnight, the lowest in the UK in more than two decades, following an "extreme freeze". | The mercury dropped to minus 22.9C (minus 9.2F) in Braemar, Aberdeenshire, the coldest temperature recorded in the UK since 1995, the Met Office said. | Forecasters said the last time a temperature below minus 20C was recorded in the UK was December 23 2010. | (PA Graphics) | Scattered snow showers and some sunshine is forecast for large swathes of the UK over the rest of the day on Thursday. | Yellow weather warnings for areas where wintry weather could cause travel disruption have b…
thecanary.co/uk/2021/02/11/mercury-plung…

'If I can do it, so can you': women scientists on the power of education to reach gender equality
news.un.org | 2021-02-11
Women are extremely under-represented in science, but a UN research centre in The Netherlands is trying to address the gender imbalance, by raising awareness of the leading role that women researchers play in tackling global problems, such as the COVID-19 pandemic.
news.un.org/feed/view/en/story/2021/02/1…

Archbishop blesses immigration sculpture in Miami
Online News Editor | laprensalatina.com | 2021-02-11
Miami, Feb 10 (efe-epa).- Miami Archbishop Thomas Wensky on Wednesday blessed the "Angels Unawares" sculpture dedicated to immigration, which will remain in a city park until April 8 to inspire compassion and awareness about the needs of migrants and refugees. The story of humanity is the story of immigration and also of this city, said …
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3 get prison until death for crimes during Bangladesh liberation war
Online News Editor | laprensalatina.com | 2021-02-11
Dhaka, Feb 11 (efe-epa).- Bangladesh's war crimes tribunal sentenced three people in jail until death and five more to 20 years in prison on Thursday for crimes against humanity committed during the 1971 struggle for independence from Pakistan. The three-judge panel of the International Crimes Tribunal, led by Justice Md Shahinur Islam, acquitted one of …
laprensalatina.com/3-get-prison-until-de…

Biden admin smears Nicaragua as 'dictatorship' for forcing US-funded, coup-plotting NGOs to register as foreign agents
Ben Norton | thegrayzone.com | 2021-02-11
Nicaragua's elected leftist government passed a law requiring NGOs funded by outside governments to register as foreign agents. This led a CIA agent-turned-Biden State Department spokesman to smear it as "driving toward dictatorship" — despite the policy's similarity to US legislation. Since Nicaragua's socialist Sandinista Front returned to power through democratic elections in 2006, the United States government has poured millions of dollars into right-wing opposition groups in the Central American country. These US-funded NGOs have aimed to destabilize the …
thegrayzone.com/2021/02/11/biden-nicarag…

Supreme court starts hearing Bobi Wine petition in Uganda
yenisafak.com | 2021-02-11
The Supreme Court of Uganda started hearing a petition Thursday by the runner-up candidate of the country's presidential elections last month.Robert Kyagulanyi, locally known as Bobi Wine, is seeking to get the Jan. 14 ballot annulled after the country's electoral commission named sitting President Yoweri Museveni the winner.At the nine-judge hearing in the capital Kampala led by chief justice Alfonse Owiny Dollo, Wine claims that the election was not held in accordance with the Constitution and the law, according to his lead lawyer Medard Segona."The elections were not free and fair and I expect court to rule th…
yenisafak.com/en/news/supreme-court-star…

India, China agree on military disengagement from Himalayan border lake
Online News Editor | laprensalatina.com | 2021-02-11
New Delhi, Feb 11 (efe-epa).- India on Thursday said it reached an agreement with China on disengagement from a Himalayan lake after their months-long deadly military standoff in the disputed eastern Ladakh border region. Defense Minister Rajnath Singh told the upper house of the Indian parliament that the pact with the Chinese side "for disengagement …
laprensalatina.com/india-china-agree-on-…

Study blames Trump policies for high US Covid-19 mortality rate
Online News Editor | laprensalatina.com | 2021-02-11
New York, Feb 11 (efe-epa).- Former President Donald Trump's administrative healthcare failures caused 461,000 deaths prior to the pandemic in the United States and tens of thousands more over his Covid-19 and air pollution policies, a study published Thursday said. In the study, published in the scientific journal The Lancet 33 researchers said the US …
laprensalatina.com/study-blames-trump-po…

If Republicans Have a Conscience, They'll Convict Trump. Most Don't
Joan Walsh | thenation.com | 2021-02-11
If Republicans Have a Conscience, They'll Convict Trump. Most Don't.
thenation.com/article/politics/impeachme…

What Trump and the Myanmar Coup Have in Common
Reese Erlich | zcomm.org | 2021-02-11
The Asian country's military overthrew its government over baseless claims of voter fraud. Sound familiar?
zcomm.org/znetarticle/what-trump-and-the…

Beyond Donald Trump
Andrew J. Bacevich | zcomm.org | 2021-02-11
When Poisons Curdle…
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Can Washington think of Cuba's government as something other than needs to be overthrown?
Rosa Miriam Elizalde | peoplesdispatch.org | 2021-02-11
Joe Biden's Secretary of State Anthony Blinken said that he will be reviewing all actions taken by the outgoing Trump administration, including the designation of Cuba as a sponsor of terrorism…
peoplesdispatch.org/2021/02/11/can-washi…

Biden Regime Wants Julian Assange Crucified for Truth-Telling
Stephen Lendman | globalresearch.ca | 2021-02-11
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). | *** | At the behest of Trump regime hardliners, truth-telling investigative journalist/whistleblower Assange …
globalresearch.ca/biden-regime-wants-jul…

Impeachment: Why the Senate Will Acquit Trump
Thomas Knapp | counterpunch.org | 2021-02-11
As I write this, the US Senate is cranking up for its trial of former President Donald J. Trump. The House impeached Trump on January 13, a week before the end of his term, on one article charging him with "incitement of insurrection" in the form of the January 6 riot at the US Capitol.
counterpunch.org/2021/02/11/impeachment-…

BioNTech, Turkey in talks on opening research center in country
yenisafak.com | 2021-02-11
German-based BioNTech is in talks with Turkey to set up a research center in the country, the Turkish industry and technology minister told Anadolu Agency on Wednesday.Ugur Sahin, the Turkish-German co-founder of BioNTech, "wants to work on cancer research in Turkey, and continues to negotiate with the authorities to build a center," said Mustafa Varank."We discussed with Sahin what can be done in Turkey apart from vaccine development work. He's preparing his plans now and wants to set up a cancer research center here."Sahin and Hasan Mandal, head of the Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey (TU…
yenisafak.com/en/news/biontech-turkey-in…

Vaccine apartheid threatens everyone
Susan Price | greenleft.org.au | 2021-02-11
Vaccinations must reach all the peoples of the world, or COVID-19 will continue to spread, and with continued spread there will be continual mutations and the threat of more dangerous variants, including those that resist current vaccines, writes Barry Sheppard.
greenleft.org.au/content/vaccine-aparthe…

Double masks provide double protection against COVID-19
yenisafak.com | 2021-02-11
Wearing a double mask provides twice as much protection against COVID-19 as a single one, according to a new study by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).In the study released Wednesday, two artificial heads with a breathing function were outfitted with one masks or two, and particles the same size as COVID-19 particles were sprayed on them from a distance of about 2 meters (6.5 feet).The researchers found that 40% of the particles sprayed on the artificial head wearing one mask were blocked, while 80% were blocked on the artificial head wearing two.If everyone in the same environment wears a…
yenisafak.com/en/life/double-masks-provi…

Nigeria reports 1,131 new COVID-19 cases, 8 deaths
yenisafak.com | 2021-02-11
Nigeria reported 1,131 new COVID-19 infections on Thursday, up from 1,056 confirmed the previous day.The new numbers pushed the overall caseload to 142,578 and 1,702 deaths as eight more patients succumbed to the disease in the last 24 hours, according to the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control.A record 2,314 infections were registered on Jan. 22.All travelers entering the West African country are required to take a COVID-19 test five days before departure.According to the Health Ministry, an estimated 80% of coronavirus patients are asymptomatic but can spread the disease to other people. It has urged the public…
yenisafak.com/en/world/nigeria-reports-1…

Malaysia posts biggest GDP contraction since 1998
Online News Editor | laprensalatina.com | 2021-02-11
Bangkok, Feb 11 (efe-epa).- Malaysia's gross domestic product (GDP) shrank by 5.6 percent in 2020, its worst contraction since the 1998 crisis when it had fallen by 7.4 percent, due to the economic downturn caused by the Covid-19 pandemic, the country's statistics bureau said Thursday. The construction sector plummeted by 19.4 percent while net exports …
laprensalatina.com/malaysia-posts-bigges…

Merkel says goal is to lift restrictions, although she does not specify when
Online News Editor | laprensalatina.com | 2021-02-11
Berlin, Feb 11 (efe-epa).- German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Thursday that the government's goal is to lift Covid-19 restrictions when they are no longer needed, although she did not give a specific date. "All the measures have been decided on the basis of the norms of our democracy, which makes it legitimate. But I …
laprensalatina.com/merkel-says-goal-is-t…

Qatar to resume trade with Saudi Arabia on Feb. 14
yenisafak.com | 2021-02-11
Qatar's authorities Wednesday said the country will resume commercial traffic with Saudi Arabia on Feb. 14, adhering to the coronavirus protective measures.The Qatari News Agency quoted the customs authority as saying: "The General Authority of Customs has issued a number of regulatory and precautionary controls pertaining to the movement of imported and transiting goods from the Salwa border port in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to the Abu Samra border port in the State of Qatar."Truck drivers coming from the Salwa port must obtain a certificate attested by the Saudi Health Ministry, proving that they have been te…
yenisafak.com/en/world/qatar-to-resume-t…

The UK government's Kickstart Scheme is more like another kick in the teeth
Aaliyah Harris | thecanary.co | 2021-02-11
In July 2020, the UK government announced a £2bn investment in an employment scheme to support 16 to 24-year-olds on Universal Credit. It seemed like a brilliant solution to help young people impacted by the coronavirus pandemic and those struggling to secure opportunities in the job market. | The Kickstart Scheme works by providing new job placements to young people at risk of long term unemployment. Each placement can run up to six months and offers a max…
thecanary.co/global/world-analysis/2021/…

Israel relaxes lockdown restrictions to partially reopen schools
Online News Editor | laprensalatina.com | 2021-02-11
Jerusalem, Feb 11 (efe-epa).- Hundreds of thousands of kindergarten and elementary school students returned to in-person learning for the first time in a month on Thursday as Israel continued easing its lockdown restrictions despite climbing daily coronavirus cases. The partial school reopening only affects 20 percent of the students in Israel, while the remaining 80 …
laprensalatina.com/israel-relaxes-lockdo…

Biden confronts Xi over rights, security, economic practices
Online News Editor | laprensalatina.com | 2021-02-11
(Update 1: adds Xi comments in pars 4-6, updates dateline, minor edits) Washington/Beijing, Feb 10 (efe-epa).- United States President Joe Biden on Wednesday (Thursday Beijing time) spoke to his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping for the first time as leader and expressed concern over a range of issues including human rights, regional security and Beijing's economic …
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Australia must cut all business and military ties to Myanmar/Burma coup regime
Susan Price | greenleft.org.au | 2021-02-11
The Socialist Alliance strongly condemns the February 1 military coup in Myanmar/Burma and the detention of Aung San Suu Kyi and other leaders of the National League for Democracy and calls on the Australian government to deny recognition to the regime.
greenleft.org.au/content/australia-must-…

Ground Force showcases IRGC defense doctrine in drill: Spox
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2021-02-11
TEHRAN, Feb. 11 (MNA) – Spokesman for Payambar-e Azam 16 (Great Prophet-16) drill of Ground Forces of Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) revealed the demonstration of IRGC defense doctrine by implementing six offensive operations in the drill.
en.mehrnews.com/news/169824/Ground-Force…

Three explosions hit Afghanistan's Kabul, Nangarhar
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2021-02-11
TEHRAN, Feb. 11 (MNA) — The three explosion in Afghanistan's Kabul and Nengarhar claimed lives of two civilians and six people were injured as a result of the blast.
en.mehrnews.com/news/169826/Three-explos…

Turkey 'neutralizes' 2 YPG/PKK terrorists in N.Syria
yenisafak.com | 2021-02-11
The terrorists attempted to infiltrate the area of Turkey's cross-border anti-terror offensive Operation Peace Spring to disrupt peace and security in the region, the ministry said on Twitter.Turkish authorities use the word "neutralized" to imply the terrorists in question surrendered or were killed or captured.Since 2016, Turkey has launched a trio of successful anti-terror operations in northern Syria to prevent the formation of a terror corridor and enable the peaceful settlement of residents: Euphrates Shield (2016), Olive Branch (2018), and Peace Spring (2019).In its more than 30-year terror campaign agains…
yenisafak.com/en/news/turkey-neutralizes…

'Turkey favors fair, permanent solution of Cyprus issue'
yenisafak.com | 2021-02-11
Turkey believes in a fair and permanent solution to the Cyprus issue, the country's vice president said during a visit to Northern Cyprus on Wednesday."We stand against injustice and stand by the will for a solution on the Cyprus issue. The Turkish side favors a fair, permanent solution," Fuat Oktay told a joint press conference in Lefkosa, the Turkish Cypriot capital, with Ersin Tatar, president of the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus (TRNC).Stressing that Turkey will never abandon Northern Cyprus, he said there are two separate communities, democracies, and states on the island.Oktay called on the European U…
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At least 17 asylum seekers held in northwestern Turkey
yenisafak.com | 2021-02-11
Seventeen asylum seekers were held by Turkish security forces in the northwestern province of Kirklareli, which borders Bulgaria, security sources said on Thursday.The Afghan and Syrian nationals were held by local gendarmerie forces in Kofcaz and Demirkoy districts near the border.According to insiders, the asylum seekers told Turkish forces that they crossed the border but were arrested by Bulgarian police and left on the Turkish side after being beaten and their valuables snatched.After routine medical checks, they were referred to the provincial Gendarmerie Command, and later transferred to the local repatria…
yenisafak.com/en/news/at-least-17-asylum…

Activists blockade weapon's manufacturer
Pip Hinman | greenleft.org.au | 2021-02-11
Activists from Quaker and Catholic community groups took action outside weapons manufacturer Nioa's gates in Pinkenba, reports Kerry Smith.
greenleft.org.au/content/activists-block…

Australia fails on sustainable development, climate action
Pip Hinman | greenleft.org.au | 2021-02-11
It may seem a surprise to learn that Australia's sustainable development is currently ranked very low compared to other OECD countries, writes Patrick McDonald.
greenleft.org.au/content/australia-fails…

Australian mining companies in Myanmar put profit ahead of human rights and democracy
Susan Price | greenleft.org.au | 2021-02-11
As protests grow against the February 1 military coup in Myanmar/Burma, the country's military elites try to protect their ill-gotten gains, and Australian mining companies carry on as if nothing happened, writes Allen Jennings.
greenleft.org.au/content/australian-mini…

Los Alamos lab, birthplace of the atomic bomb, STILL under threat from wildfires despite repeated major incidents
rt.com | 2021-02-11
Los Alamos National Laboratory in New Mexico, birthplace of the atomic bomb and critical US nuclear weapons production facility, remains under threat from wildfires despite several high profile, expensive blazes in recent decades. | A recent audit by the US Energy Department's inspector general found that threat-reduction measures such as the maintenance of the lab's network of fire roads, strategic clearing of vegetation in the surrounding area as well as the production of a coherent preparedness an…
rt.com/usa/515236-nuclear-laboratory-thr…

#CancelDisneyPlus: Boycott campaign claims 'Mandalorian' star Gina Carano's firing was politically motivated
rt.com | 2021-02-11
Social media users have sharpened their pitchforks after it was revealed that Lucasfilm axed 'Mandalorian' star Gina Carano. Conservatives claim she was wrongfully 'canceled' from the show due to her political beliefs. | No stranger to internet controversy, Carano shared a post from another user on her Instagram page on Wednesday which described how Jews were treated in Nazi Germany, as part of a broader commentary about political persecution.
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Almost a quarter of a million people waiting more than a year for NHS treatment
The Canary | thecanary.co | 2021-02-11
The number of people waiting more than 52 weeks to start hospital treatment in England is at its highest level since 2008, new figures show. | Data from NHS England shows 224,205 people in December had been waiting more than a year — the highest number for any calendar month since April 2008. | One year earlier, in December 2019, the figure was just 1,467. | The figures also show that a total of 4.52 million people were waiting to start treatment at the end of December — the highest number since records began in August 2007. | The total number of people admitted for routine treatment in hospitals in E…
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British man convicted over policeman's killing released from Bali jail
Online News Editor | laprensalatina.com | 2021-02-11
Jakarta, Feb 11 (efe-epa).- A British man jailed on Indonesia's tourist island of Bali over the brutal killing of a local policeman was released from prison Thursday after completing his sentence. David Taylor was released at 8 am, Directorate General of Corrections spokesperson Rika Aprianti told EFE. It is expected he will be deported. Originally …
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Myanmar finalizing law to curb, monitor internet, activists say
Online News Editor | laprensalatina.com | 2021-02-11
Yangon, Myanmar, Feb 11 (efe-epa).- The military junta in Myanmar is finalizing a cybersecurity law that will allow it to carry out internet blackouts, ban content and demand data from users, about 160 Myanmar nonprofits reported. In a joint statement on Wednesday, the civil society organizations indicated that the proposed law violates digital rights, privacy …
laprensalatina.com/myanmar-finalizing-la…

Rublev wins, Tsitsipas, Fognini grind to reach Aussie Open 3rd round
Online News Editor | laprensalatina.com | 2021-02-11
Bangkok Desk, Feb 11 (efe-epa).- Greece's Stefanos Tsitsipas played a tennis marathon Thursday to defeat local crowd favorite Thanasi Kokkinakis in four hours and 32 minutes at the Australian Open, as Russia's Andrey Rublev faced a tough third set before advancing into the third round. Rublev remains undefeated in 2021 after recently winning the ATP …
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First plane to fly from Europe to LatAm still gleams 95 years on
Online News Editor | laprensalatina.com | 2021-02-11
By Rodrigo Garcia Melero Buenos Aires, Feb 10 (efe-epa).- This capital rolled out the red carpet on Feb. 10, 1926, to welcome the first plane to cross the Atlantic from Europe to South America. Ninety-five years later, the Plus Ultra, donated to Argentina by Spanish King Alfonso XIII, has lost none of its luster thanks …
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Tokyo 2020 chief to resign over sexist remarks: Japanese media
Online News Editor | laprensalatina.com | 2021-02-11
Tokyo, Feb 11 (efe-epa).- The president of the Tokyo 2020 organizing committee resigned Thursday following controversy sparked by sexist remarks her made last week, according to local media reports. Yoshiro Mori has communicated his decision to resign from office to people close to the organization after continuing to face criticism for his remarks at a …
laprensalatina.com/tokyo-2020-chief-to-r…

Sergio Garcia: New Yorker cover is a mythic model
Online News Editor | laprensalatina.com | 2021-02-11
By Jorge Fuentelsaz New York, Feb 10 (efe-epa).- "The cover of the New Yorker is a mythic model to which we all aspire someday, or rather we all dream of being able to publish" on it, Spanish illustrator Sergio Garcia — who is now fulfilling that dream — told EFE in an interview. Readers of …
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Barty, Pliskova, Svitolina through to Aussie Open 3rd round, Kenin out
Online News Editor | laprensalatina.com | 2021-02-11
Bangkok Desk, Feb 11 (efe-epa).- Defending champion Sofia Kenin crashed out of the Australian Open in straight sets Thursday, as No. 1 seed Ashleigh Barty beat Daria Gavrilova to reach the tennis tournament's third round. The Aussie beat her compatriot 6-2, 7-6 (7) as Gavrilova pushed to the limit in the second set, mounting a …
laprensalatina.com/barty-pliskova-svitol…

New Zealand parliament makes tie optional after Maori MP controversy
Online News Editor | laprensalatina.com | 2021-02-11
Sydney, Australia, Feb 11 (efe-epa).- The president of the New Zealand Parliament said that starting Thursday, wearing a tie would be optional in the chamber after the controversy that arose this week with Maori MP Rawiri Waititi, who said wearing the garment is a cultural imposition. "As chairman, guided by the decision of the (ordinance) …
laprensalatina.com/new-zealand-parliamen…

How Israel's Netanyahu helped break apart the Joint List
Jonathan Cook | dissidentvoice.org | 2021-02-11
For six years the Joint List had served as a beacon of political hope. Not just for the large Palestinian minority in Israel it represented, but also for a global Palestinian audience disillusioned by years of infighting between Fatah and Hamas that has sidelined the national cause. But last week, the Joint List's coalition of …
dissidentvoice.org/2021/02/how-israels-n…

Fox News Should Pay for the Lies and Slander It Helped Promote
Elie Mystal | thenation.com | 2021-02-11
Fox News Should Pay for the Lies and Slander It Helped Promote…
thenation.com/article/politics/fox-lawsu…

'Minari' Is a Landmark for Asian American Cinema
Kristen Yoonsoo Kim | thenation.com | 2021-02-11
'Minari' Is a Landmark for Asian American Cinema…
thenation.com/article/culture/minari-rev…

Twenty Reasons Mandatory Face Masks are Unsafe, Ineffective and Immoral
John C. A. Manley | globalresearch.ca | 2021-02-11
First published by Global Research on January 23, 2021 | Nine Potential and Proven Dangers to Muzzling Yourself: | 1. Cavities: New York dentists are reporting that half their patients are suffering decaying teeth, receding gum lines and seriously sour breath from …
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Are the New York Times and Washington Post Fraudulent?
_____ | strategic-culture.org | 2021-02-11
An article by the Moon of Alabama (MoA) blogger, on February 5th, decimated the credibility of two American newspapers in just that one shot. It was aptly headlined "New York Times Editors Lie, Obfuscate Facts, To Reinforce Their False Russia Narrative". The following commentary will presume the reader has already read it, because this is a commentary upon his commentary, which was a brilliant (though I shall also note, imperfect) analysis. So, that article should be read first, because the following builds upon it.
strategic-culture.org/news/2021/02/11/ar…

Dallas plans to sweep Camp Rhonda, a symbol of houseless organizing
Cooper Feste | zcomm.org | 2021-02-11
The city of Dallas threatened a local unhoused encampment with displacement and destruction of personal property…
zcomm.org/znetarticle/dallas-plans-to-sw…

The Left Can Take Back Power in Ecuador
Andres Arauz | zcomm.org | 2021-02-11
Interview on continuing the Citizen Revolution…
zcomm.org/znetarticle/the-left-can-take-…

All Power to the Pictures! Judas and the Black Messiah
Ed Rampell | zcomm.org | 2021-02-11
Judas and the Black Messiah performs a valuable service, traveling back in time to present an extremely entertaining, compelling, vivid dramatization of the Black Panthers…
zcomm.org/znetarticle/all-power-to-the-p…

All Power to the Pictures! Judas and the Black Messiah
Ed Rampell | zcomm.org | 2021-02-11
Judas and the Black Messiah performs a valuable service, traveling back in time to present an extremely entertaining, compelling, vivid dramatization of the Black Panthers…
zcomm.org/znetarticle/all-power-to-the-p…

Education Will Be Critical in the Fight for Democracy and Anti-Racism
Pedro A. Noguera | zcomm.org | 2021-02-11
What is the role of education in creating a critically-minded public that is unafraid to resist lies and deceptions perpetuated by anti-democratic forces?
zcomm.org/znetarticle/education-will-be-…

Education Will Be Critical in the Fight for Democracy and Anti-Racism
Pedro A. Noguera | zcomm.org | 2021-02-11
What is the role of education in creating a critically-minded public that is unafraid to resist lies and deceptions perpetuated by anti-democratic forces?
zcomm.org/znetarticle/education-will-be-…

The Left Can Take Back Power in Ecuador
Andres Arauz | zcomm.org | 2021-02-11
Interview on continuing the Citizen Revolution…
zcomm.org/znetarticle/the-left-can-take-…

"Strategic Dialogue" Between Italy and Saudi Arabia
Manlio Dinucci | globalresearch.ca | 2021-02-11
All Global Research articles can be read in 27 languages by activating the "Translate Website" drop down menu on the top banner of our home page (Desktop version). | *** | The fact, that Matteo Renzi was received in Riyadh by His …
globalresearch.ca/strategic-dialogue-bet…

[Research Paper] Intramuscular midazolam, olanzapine, or haloperidol for the management of acute agitation: A multi-centre, double-blind, randomised clinical trial
Esther W. Chan, Kim S.J. Lao, Lam Lam, Sik-Hon Tsui, Chun-Tat Lui, Chi-Pang Wong, Colin A. Graham, Chi-Hung Cheng, Tong-Shun Chung, Hiu-Fung Lam, Soo-Moi Ting, Jonathan C. Knott, David M. Taylor, David C.M. Kong, Ling-Pong Leung, Ian C.K. Wong | thelancet.com | 2021-02-11
Midazolam resulted in faster sedation in patients with undifferentiated agitation in the emergency setting compared to olanzapine and haloperidol. Midazolam and olanzapine are preferred over haloperidol's slower time to sedation and potential for cardiovascular and extrapyramidal side effects.
thelancet.com/journals/eclinm/article/PI…(21)00031-6/fulltext?rss=yes

Friday 2/12: Namibian Mine Workers Union Rossing Solidarity At SF Chinese Consulate
Global SolidarityTo Rehire Namibia MIners | indybay.org | 2021-02-11
San Francisco Chinese Consulate | 1450 Laguna St at Geary St. San Francisco…
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New Music Releases: Moonlight Grace & two other songs
Lynda Carson | indybay.org | 2021-02-11
The Music Is Played On A Handmade Guitar Built By Lynda Carson, In The Guitar Workshop Of Ervin Somogyi, Many Years Ago…
indybay.org/newsitems/2021/02/11/1883995…

Can the Rich Fix Their Outdated Economic System?
Shawgi Tell | dissidentvoice.org | 2021-02-11
A key feature of disinformation is that it robs people of an outlook, not just ideas and views, but a coherent world outlook that enables and empowers them to make sense of the world, figure out what is going, avoid illusions, and take actions that favor the public interest and restrict the unjust claims of …
dissidentvoice.org/2021/02/can-the-rich-…

Friday 2/19: Waging Change Premiere on KQED
KQED | indybay.org | 2021-02-11
Broadcasted on KQED on February 19th, 2021 at 8: 00pm.
indybay.org/newsitems/2021/02/10/1883994…

Thursday 3/11: Poets Martin Espada & Dennis Bernstein: A Zoom Event: Floaters
KPFA Radio 94.1 FM | indybay.org | 2021-02-11
Online webinar…
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Attacks on tenants' rights intensify in Indianapolis, activists resist
Eli Morey | liberationnews.org | 2021-02-11
Dozens of activists convened on the steps of the Indiana State Capitol building at 9 am on Feb. 8, bearing freezing temperatures to protest the Indiana General Assembly's attacks on the limited rights that tenants have in Indiana. The protest, called for by Family Promise of Greater Indianapolis and supported by the Indianapolis branch of …
liberationnews.org/attacks-on-tenants-ri…

Saturday 2/20: The Far Right in the U.S. and its Potential Impact (Online townhall)
Speak Out Now | indybay.org | 2021-02-11
Online meeting, see website for details…
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Monday 2/15: Reaping What We Sow: A Conversation with Pulitzer Prize Winner Alice Walker
UC Berkeley & Stanford University | indybay.org | 2021-02-11
YouTube livestream (FREE)…
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Democracy Not Feudalism: A Left-Libertarian Critique of the Libertarian Right Part 2
Thomas Pulliam | realprogressives.org | 2021-02-11
Libertarianism is the championing of liberty. We can't have liberty with economic and political organization where the majority of the wealth generated is extracted by uninvolved, unproductive rich people who are powerful just because they exist. There's no freedom if people have zero say in the decisions which will affect their entire livelihood. That goes for all government. Today, nobody bats an eye when we have appointed politicians with no consent from the public, without even mandatory public referendum. Unless the economy is designed so all those involved have an equal say to the same degree they are af…
realprogressives.org/democracy-not-feuda…

Colorado's Fracking Secessionists
Phil Doe | counterpunch.org | 2021-02-11
Oh no, Colorado's Weld County wants to move north again. According to the associated press, Colorado's Weld County, the state's fracking epicenter, has once again had enough of us freedom-hating scoundrels living to the south of them. They're tired of our belly aching about air quality. If you want pickups and diesel fuel, you gotta…
counterpunch.org/2021/02/11/colorados-fr…

3 States With "Prolife" Governors Have Scheduled Executions For 2021
Abolitionist | indybay.org | 2021-02-11
Execution removes the ability to redress a wrongful sentence.
indybay.org/newsitems/2021/02/10/1883994…

The foreign roots of Haiti's "Constitutional crisis"
Eds. | mronline.org | 2021-02-11
Haiti's president's term has come to an end, but he refuses to step down. Solidarity is urgent.
mronline.org/2021/02/11/the-foreign-root…

Hundreds of Fish Species, Including Many that Humans Eat, Are Consuming Plastic
Alexandra McInturf | globalresearch.ca | 2021-02-11
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). | *** | Trillions of barely visible pieces of plastic are floating in the …
globalresearch.ca/hundreds-fish-species-…

Saturday 2/20: African American Theater Arts Troupe 30th Anniversary Gala
AATAT | indybay.org | 2021-02-11
online event | more info. and to register: www.cadrc.org
indybay.org/newsitems/2021/02/10/1883994…

Friday 2/19: Abolition! Reparations! Carrying the Light for Justice
Bay Area Day of Remembrance Consortium | indybay.org | 2021-02-11
Virtual Broadcast…
indybay.org/newsitems/2021/02/10/1883994…

To Conspiracy Theory or to Not Conspiracy Theory (That is the Question)
Scott Owen | counterpunch.org | 2021-02-11
Ever since the words were first introduced, conspiracy theories have carried the weight and stigma of mysterious enigmas wrapped in multiple layers of intrigue, deception, black-ops and lies. The very notion of conspiracy theories is itself considered by some to be a conspiracy theory. There are those who maintain that the CIA invented the term…
counterpunch.org/2021/02/11/to-conspirac…

The Fire Next Time: Climate Change, the Bomb, or the Flame of Hope?
Rebecca Gordon | counterpunch.org | 2021-02-11
If you live in California, you're likely to be consumed on occasion by thoughts of fire. That's not surprising, given that, in last year alone, actual fires consumed over four and a quarter million acres of the state, taking with them 10,488 structures, 33 human lives, and who knows how many animals. By the end…
counterpunch.org/2021/02/11/the-fire-nex…

Open Letter: Write off debt, win the future!
104 signatories including Thomas Piketty | indybay.org | 2021-02-11
We are fortunate to have a creditor that does not have to fear losing its money: the ECB. Our proposal is therefore very simple: let us conclude an agreement between the European states and the ECB. The ECB writes off the debt it holds (or converts it into perpetual interest-free debt), and in return the European states commit to a social and environmental recovery plan of the same amount.
indybay.org/newsitems/2021/02/10/1883993…

Thursday 2/18: The Art of Liberation: A Conversation w/ Artist & Justice Activist Favianna Rodriguez
SFMOMA & City College of SF | indybay.org | 2021-02-11
Online event…
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Of Mexican Wolves and Their Habitat
Greta Anderson — Dave Parsons | counterpunch.org | 2021-02-11
The Arizona Game and Fish Department has been busy promoting recently published research which documents ample habitat for Mexican wolves in Mexico. This supports the recovery criteria in the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service's official recovery plan and the Department's desire to assume management of Mexican wolves, which will occur when the delisting criteria have been met. It…
counterpunch.org/2021/02/11/of-mexican-w…

Saudi women's rights activist Loujain al-Hathloul released after 1001 days in prison
Peoples Dispatch | peoplesdispatch.org | 2021-02-11
Her release as per a judge's order also includes the conditions that she stay on probation for three years and refrain from travelling outside of Saudi Arabia for five years…
peoplesdispatch.org/2021/02/11/saudi-wom…

Saturday 2/13: Sexuality & Relationships Film Screening: Romantic Chorus (animated-documentary)!
JMG Motion Pictures | indybay.org | 2021-02-11
Online Film Screening…
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Farmers' Protest in India: Price of Failure Will Be immense
Colin Todhunter | dissidentvoice.org | 2021-02-11
Globally, there is an ongoing trend of a handful of big companies determining what food is grown, how it is grown, what is in it and who sells it. This model involves highly processed food adulterated with chemical inputs ending up in large near-monopoly supermarket chains or fast-food outlets that rely on industrial-scale farming. While …
dissidentvoice.org/2021/02/farmers-prote…

Enemy seeks maximum pressure, minimum commitments: Jalili
Kamal Iranidoost | en.mehrnews.com | 2021-02-10
TEHRAN, Feb. 10 (MNA) — Representative of Iran's Leader to the Supreme National Security Council (SNSC) Saeed Jalili has warned against US claim on JCPOA return, saying that the enemy seeks maximum pressure along with minimum commitments.
en.mehrnews.com/news/169793/Enemy-seeks-…

The Heat: Yemen's war
Anand Naidoo | america.cgtn.com | 2021-02-10
U.S. President Joe Biden charts a new course in an effort to end the war Yemen.
america.cgtn.com/2021/02/10/the-heat-yem…

Who Are the Ultimate War Profiteers?
Christian Sorensen | zcomm.org | 2021-02-10
While defense contractors make billions in profits, Wall Street is the ultimate beneficiary of today's nonstop wars…
zcomm.org/znetarticle/who-are-the-ultima…

What Ever Happened To Class Struggle?
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2021-02-10
As the fight amongst the oligarchs heats up over Trump's 2nd impeachment, one must wonder what ever happened to the days when the poor and the working class were clear-eyed enough to see their real struggle was against the rich? Wall Street banksters, the weapons warlords, Hollywood moguls, oil barons, real estate developers and the like. | Instead we see the Lumpenproletariat on their knees scratching and clawing each other – defending one side of the elite mobsters who are armed against the other in Washington's usual sideshow that distracts the nation from the ever present reality of capital accumulation.
popularresistance.org/what-ever-happened…

Historic vote on Amazon union kicks off in Alabama
Peoples Dispatch | peoplesdispatch.org | 2021-02-10
Over 5,800 ballots have been sent out to the employees of Amazon's Bessemer warehouse near Birmingham, Alabama. Workers will have seven weeks to mail-in their ballots, in consideration of the COVID-19 pandemic…
peoplesdispatch.org/2021/02/10/historic-…

Biden: "Boxed-In" by the Military Establishment?
Melvin Goodman | counterpunch.org | 2021-02-10
President Barack Obama got excellent advice from his vice president, Joe Biden, regarding dealing with the Pentagon and the military establishment. Above all, Biden warned, you shouldn't get "boxed-in" by the military. We're only several weeks into the Biden administration, and the military is already lobbying for increased funding for questionable reasons. The civilian defense establishment and its collegial think tanks as well as the mainstream media can be counted to support increased spending.
counterpunch.org/2021/02/10/biden-boxed-…

Ben Fletcher, militant labor leader
Marie Kelly | workers.org | 2021-02-10
Ben Fletcher One of the greatest labor leaders of the tumultuous period of the early 20th century was a Black man from Philadelphia named Ben Fletcher. In the forward from the biography by Peter Cole, "Ben Fletcher: The Life and Times of a Black Wobbly," labor historian Robin D. G. . . . | Continue reading Ben Fletcher, militant labor leader at Workers.org
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Why A War In Yemen?
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2021-02-10
The Saudis decided to enter an ongoing civil war in Yemen in 2015 for several reasons. The two countries share a long border at the southern end of their peninsula. This length of this border is matched by Yemen's coastline on the Arabian Sea, an access to ocean waters that Saudi Arabia does not have. | Even more important is that the southeast corner of Yemen sits at the point where the Red Sea flows into the Arabian Sea through a very narrow passageway. This would enable the Saudis to control shipping through the Red Sea. | Furthermore, Yemen has oil that generates revenue from contracts with private producers.
popularresistance.org/why-a-war-in-yemen…

New Authority Expected To Restore Political Stability in Libya
telesurenglish.net | 2021-02-10
As the 10th anniversary of the overthrow of Muammar Gaddafi's government (1970-2011) approaches, Libya faces a real chance for restoring political stability, especially with the recent creation of a new executive authority. | RELATED: | Libya: Warring Parties Elect a Transitional Government | On Friday, Libyan parties voted for a new prime minister and a new presidency council, with the support of the United Nations, following months of talks that aimed to end the country's protracted…
telesurenglish.net/news/New-Authority-Ex…

Asteroid bigger than Statue of Liberty set for Earth flyby, but BIG ONE of 2021 to come in March, NASA warns
rt.com | 2021-02-10
NASA is warning of a slew of asteroids headed Earth's way in the coming days and weeks, some coming between us and the moon, with others measuring roughly the same size as the Golden Gate Bridge. | On February 10 alone, at least four Near Earth Objects (NEOs) are due to buzz the Earth. | The nine-meter asteroid 2021 CX has already passed the planet at a safe distance of 1.9 million kilometers. | Space rocks including the Statue of Liberty-sized, 119-meter long 2019 YP5 and the 5-meter 2008 DB will follow shortly after at a distance of 3.1 million km and 5 million km respectively. | Bringing up the rear on Wedn…
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Women in Science award and bronze statue for innovative bioengineering professor
imperial.ac.uk | 2021-02-10
Professor Molly Stevens has won the FEBS/EMBO Women in Science Award in recognition of her outstanding scientific achievements.
imperial.ac.uk/news/214653/women-science-award-bronze-statue-innovative

When It Seemed as If the World Took Notice
Howard Lisnoff | counterpunch.org | 2021-02-10
An antiwar protester in Providence, Rhode Island, Jerry Elmer, noted in the middle of the decade of the 1970s that it was difficult to sustain interest in the antiwar movement as the American war in Southeast Asia came to a close. Elmer, and other peace activists, had set up a replica of the tiger cages…
counterpunch.org/2021/02/10/when-it-seem…

New US Military Base in Northeast Syria Latest of Biden's Warlike Moves
Alan Macleod | mintpressnews.com | 2021-02-10
Many of Biden's first moves in the Middle East, including the building of a new base in Syria, suggest his term will be more of the same rather than a break with the old.
mintpressnews.com/new-us-military-base-n…

Who Are the Ultimate War Profiteers?
Christian Sorensen | zcomm.org | 2021-02-10
While defense contractors make billions in profits, Wall Street is the ultimate beneficiary of today's nonstop wars…
zcomm.org/znetarticle/who-are-the-ultima…

The Suffering Underclass of War-Torn Yemen
Nicolas Niarchos | thenation.com | 2021-02-10
The Suffering Underclass of War-Torn Yemen…
thenation.com/article/world/yemen-war-sa…

Anne Feeney (1951-2021): Wherever there's a fight, she'll be there
Denise Winebrenner Edwards | peoplesworld.org | 2021-02-10
In the film, The Grapes of Wrath, there is a famous scene at the end of the film. With the rain pouring and his Dust Bowl family hiding under a bridge, Tom Joad tells his mother that he is taking up the torch dropped by Casy, the social justice preacher. As Mother Joad wonders whether …
peoplesworld.org/article/anne-feeney-195…

UAE's Anwar Gargash removed as foreign affairs minister
MEE and agencies | middleeasteye.net | 2021-02-10
UAE's Anwar Gargash removed as foreign affairs minister | Cabinet reshuffle sees Gargash, who has held the position since 2008, become a diplomatic advisor to the president | MEE and agencies | Wed, 02/10/2021 – 13: 24 | Sheikh Mohammed said Gargash, pictured, had been 'had been able to bring about major transformations in our foreign political work' (AFP) | Anwar Gargash, the United Arab Emirates (UAE) mini…
www.middleeasteye.net/news/uae-anwar-gar…

International Criminal Court ruling paves way for legal proceedings against Israel for war crimes
wsws.org | 2021-02-10
This ruling has infuriated Israel and its patron in Washington, which rejects any constraints on its geostrategic interests and plans for a new imperialist carve-up of the world in which Israel plays a central role in carrying out this agenda and suppressing the working class in the region.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2021/02/10/isra…

ICC's "Landmark Decision" Could Open Door to Prosecuting Israel for War Crimes
Raji Sourani | zcomm.org | 2021-02-10
The International Criminal Court has ruled it has the authority to investigate alleged Israeli war crimes in the Palestinian territories…
zcomm.org/znetarticle/iccs-landmark-deci…

The Drive for a Wealth Tax in Washington State
Chuck Collins | counterpunch.org | 2021-02-10
Legislators in Washington state are taking bold steps towards instituting a state-level wealth tax. The proposed tax is a 1 percent levy on wealth over $1 billion, applying to fewer than 100 households in the state. According to the state's Department of Revenue, the tax would raise an estimated $2.25 billion in 2023 and $2.5…
counterpunch.org/2021/02/10/the-drive-fo…

Summers op-ed sparks controversy over Biden stimulus package
wsws.org | 2021-02-10
The former treasury secretary warned that stimulus measures could set off the kind of inflation not seen for a generation, with serious consequences for the US dollar and the stability of the financial system.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2021/02/10/summ…

UK's Boris Johnson cautions against booking summer holidays, says it's too early to predict what Covid-19 rules will allow by then
rt.com | 2021-02-10
Beleaguered Brits weary of Covid-19 lockdowns shouldn't pin their hopes on being able to venture out for summer vacations, even domestically, as UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson is warning that it's too soon to book such trips. | "I am afraid it is just too early for people to be certain about what we'll be able to do this summer," Johnson said on Wednesday in a Downing Street press briefing. "I understand why people want to make plans now, but we're just going to have to be a little bit more patient." | Johnson and the government's chief scientific officer, Patrick Vallance, emphasized the importance of eme…
rt.com/uk/515205-bojo-warns-against-trav…

Stop union busting! BAmazon Union now!
Minnie Bruce Pratt | workers.org | 2021-02-10
Amazon Warehouse workers in Bessemer, Ala., are in a historic organizing drive for union representation by the Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Union. They received significant support at a Feb. 6 rally. Workers World Party comrades (pictured) joined participants ranging from nurses to miners, travelling from in-state and from Florida, . . . | Continue reading Stop union busting! BAmazon Union now! at Workers.org
workers.org/2021/02/54372/?utm_source=rs…

Through the "Bolivar Act" U.S. Congressmen intend to tighten the blockade against Venezuela
Eds. | mronline.org | 2021-02-10
On January 28th, a group of U.S. Congressmen, led by former Green Beret and now Republican Party legislator, Michael Waltz, introduced to the U.S. Congress a new bill dedicated to Venezuela entitled the "Bipartisan Banning Operations and Leases with Illegitimate Authoritarian Regime Act".
mronline.org/2021/02/10/through-the-boli…

US Sanctions Obstructing Humanitarian Aid in Venezuela, New Report Finds
Rachael Boothroyd | venezuelanalysis.com | 2021-02-10
A US Government and Accountability Office report found that sanctions have pushed the Venezuelan economy into crisis.
venezuelanalysis.com/news/15118

Venezuela to Receive 100,000 Doses of Sputnik V Vaccine
telesurenglish.net | 2021-02-10
Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro on Tuesday announced that 100,000 doses of the Russian Sputnik V vaccine will arrive in his country next week. | RELATED: | US Sanctions Caused Thousands of Deaths in Venezuela, GAO Says | Once the first lot arrives in Caracas, the national vaccination campaign will kick off, prioritizing health workers who are on the front line against COVID-19 and the people most vulnerable to the disease. | The next to be vaccinated will be the country's t…
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The Case for Blue-State Secession
Nathan Newman | thenation.com | 2021-02-10
The Case for Blue-State Secession…
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Egypt reopens Gaza's Rafah crossing following Hamas and Fatah election deal
MEE staff | middleeasteye.net | 2021-02-10
Egypt reopens Gaza's Rafah crossing following Hamas and Fatah election deal | Egyptian authorities allowed travellers in Egypt and Gaza to cross after the two Palestinian parties agreed to respect upcoming election results | MEE staff | Wed, 02/10/2021 – 14: 17 | Palestinians at the reopened Rafah border crossing travel from the Gaza Strip into Egypt on 9 February 2021 (AFP) | Egyptian authorities on Monday reopened the R…
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How Ecuador's U.S.-backed, coup-supporting 'ecosocialist' candidate Yaku Pérez aids the right-wing
Ben Norton | mronline.org | 2021-02-10
Ecuador's February 7 presidential election concluded in a surprise: The quick count published by the country's National Electoral Council appeared to show a little-known candidate named Yaku Pérez Guartambel in second place, securing a narrow victory over right-wing candidate Guillermo Lasso, a banker with significant influence in the country.
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Palestinian factions finalize mechanism for upcoming elections
Peoples Dispatch | peoplesdispatch.org | 2021-02-10
The elections in the occupied Palestinian territories, if conducted as scheduled, would be the first to be held in 15 years. All groups in the country including Hamas and Fatah have agreed to respect and accept the results…
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Uncertainty remains about who will face Andrés Arauz in the second round of Ecuadorian presidential election
Peoples Dispatch | peoplesdispatch.org | 2021-02-10
The fight for second place in the run-off elections between Yaku Pérez of the Pachakutik Plurinational Unity Movement party and Guillermo Lasso of the right-wing Creating Opportunities‚Ää (‚ÄäCREO) party and Social Christian Party (PSC) is still too close to call…
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Ecuador's US-Backed 'Ecosocialist' Candidate Yaku Pérez Aids The Right-Wing
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2021-02-10
Ecuador's February 7 presidential election concluded in a surprise: The quick count published by the country's National Electoral Council appeared to show a little-known candidate named Yaku Pérez Guartambel in second place, securing a narrow victory over right-wing candidate Guillermo Lasso, a banker with significant influence in the country. | Most polls had predicted that the presidential race would boil down to two presidential candidates, who could hardly have been more different: On one side was the conservative banker Lasso, who had the backing of Ecuadorian elites and the United States, and had unsuccessf…
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Right-wing US Supreme Court majority again exempts large religious gatherings from COVID-19 safety measures
wsws.org | 2021-02-10
For the second time since the confirmation of Amy Coney Barrett, the court has struck down state measures to control the spread of COVID-19 that limit indoor religious services, reversing rulings earlier in the pandemic.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2021/02/10/scot…

Lula's Arrest Is 'A Gift From The CIA'
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2021-02-10
A petition filed with the Federal Supreme Court (STF) by the defense of ex-president Lula presents new evidence that ex-judge Sergio Moro colluded with foreign authorities in conducting the process which led to the arrest of the Workers Party leader, and his subsequent barring from a run for the presidency in 2018. In the latest leaked Telegram conversations, which are now official court documents, the level of illegal collaboration visible between the Lava Jato task force and the internationally promoted judge is the most flagrant yet, and more valuable for Lula's defence than chats published by the Intercept in…
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Protests demanding resignation of Haitian president intensify
Peoples Dispatch | peoplesdispatch.org | 2021-02-10
Protests in Haiti, which have been going on for a month now, have garnered more strength as president Jovenel MoàØse refused to step down. On February 8, Haitian opposition political parties and social organizations appointed Supreme Court Judge Joseph Mécène Jean-Louis as the interim president.
peoplesdispatch.org/2021/02/10/protests-…

Iraq Vows To Recover Antiquities Stolen After US-Led Invasion
telesurenglish.net | 2021-02-10
Iraq is determined to recover all antiquities that were stolen after the U.S.-led invasion in 2003, the official al-Sabah newspaper reported Tuesday. | RELATED: | China Provides Donation To Iraq To Fight COVID-19 | "The board is determined to recover the first and last Iraqi artifact smuggled abroad, and we will not give up a single piece of it, regardless of its size and importance," said Laith Hussein, head of the State Board of Antiquities and Heritage of the Culture Ministry. | There is…
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EDITORIAL — Demonizando a China
Editor | workers.org | 2021-02-10
Los designados para la política del exterior de la nueva administración estadounidense no han tardado en enseñar los dientes a la China Popular. Las primeras declaraciones del Secretario de Estado Anthony Blinken aclararon que las relaciones entre Estados Unidos y China son importantes y a la vez adversas. Eso es . . . | Continue reading EDITORIAL — Demonizando a China at Workers.org
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China's 'Sea of Conflict'
Conn Hallinan | peoplesworld.org | 2021-02-10
President Joseph Biden Jr's. administration faces a host of difficult problems, but in foreign policy, its thorniest will be its relations with the People's Republic of China (PRC). How it handles issues of trade, security, and human rights will either allow both countries to hammer out a working relationship or pull the U.S. into an …
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China, Papua New Guinea and Australia's Backyard Blues
Binoy Kampmark | counterpunch.org | 2021-02-10
Clever diplomacy rarely involves total commitment or unqualified fidelity to any one state. Treacherous waters require careful navigation, an understanding of shifty and shifting allegiances. The goal for the prudent statesperson is the pursuit of self-interest without alienation. In that regard, Papua New Guinea is proving increasingly interesting, finding itself between playground thugs with varying…
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Watch: Dramatic Video of Capitol Attack & Trump's Incitement Kicks Off Impeachment Trial in Senate
Staff | democracynow.org | 2021-02-10
The Senate has voted 56 to 44 to proceed with the impeachment trial of Donald Trump for inciting the deadly insurrection at the U.S. Capitol on January 6. Six Republicans joined Democrats in rejecting arguments from Trump's defense team that it is unconstitutional for a former president to face an impeachment trial. Trump is the first president to ever be impeached twice and the first to be tried after leaving office. We air highlights from the first day of Trump's historic second impeachment trial, including clips from a dramatic video mixing Trump's words on January 6 with scenes of rioters breaking into the Ca…
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"This Cannot Be the Future of America": Rep. Jamie Raskin Gives Moving Account of Capitol Attack
Staff | democracynow.org | 2021-02-10
Congressmember Jamie Raskin of Maryland, the lead Democratic impeachment manager in former President Donald Trump's second impeachment trial, closed the first day of proceedings in the Senate with an emotional speech describing the terror of the January 6 Capitol attack. "All around me people were calling their wives and their husbands, their loved ones, to say goodbye," said Raskin.
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On the Relative Vileness of George W. Bush and Donald Trump, Liz Cheney and Marjorie Taylor Greene
Gary Leupp | counterpunch.org | 2021-02-10
When I think Donald Trump I think the word: VILE. A combination of the evil and repulsive. But when I think George W. Bush I ALSO think "vile." There is no great moral distance between Bush as Texas governor mocking the plea for mercy by a death row female prisoner who'd become a born-again Christian…
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Trump Should be Charged with Sedition and Treason; McConnell's Role Should be Investigated — Paul Jay
Paul Jay | theanalysis.news | 2021-02-10
Did Donald Trump attempt to organize a military coup against the incoming Biden administration? Did Mitch McConnell, as majority leader of the Senate and the person who is ultimately responsible for the Capitol Hill Police, deliberately allow the protestors into the Capitol Buildings?>…
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In the News: Trump and Right Wing Privilege
Liberation Staff | liberationnews.org | 2021-02-10
This interview is an episode of The Socialist Program with Brian Becker, a podcast providing news and views about the world for those who want to change it. You can follow the show on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. On today's "In the News" roundtable, Brian Becker, Nicole Roussell, Esther Iverem and Walter Smolarek discuss the …
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Trump trial, day 2: Democrats employ emotion to make their case. Will Republicans be moved?>
Amanda Marcotte | salon.com | 2021-02-10
House managers make their impeachment case crystal clear: GOP complicit in Trump's insurrection…
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A Pro-Cairo Lobby is Spending Big to Make Sure Biden Doesn't Cut Aid to Egypt's Dictatorship
Medea Benjamin | mintpressnews.com | 2021-02-10
President al-Sisi is afraid that his free rein to commit human rights abuses are over now that Trump is out of office, that's why he hired Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck to the tune of $65,000 per month to whitewash his image and keep the American money flowing.
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Trump Should be Charged with Sedition and Treason; McConnell's Role Should be Investigated — Paul Jay
Paul Jay | theanalysis.news | 2021-02-10
Did Donald Trump attempt to organize a military coup against the incoming Biden administration? Did Mitch McConnell, as majority leader of the Senate and the person who is ultimately responsible for the Capitol Hill Police, deliberately allow the protestors into the Capitol Buildings? Why is mainstream media so quiet about what's so obvious?
theanalysis.news/commentary/trump-should-be-charged-with-sedition-and-treason-mcconnells-role-should-be-investigated-paul-jay/

Fossil Fuel Pollution Caused Nearly 1 in 5 Premature Deaths in 2018
Sharon Zhang | zcomm.org | 2021-02-10
"There's a vaccine for the 8.7 million deaths caused each year by air pollution from fossil fuels. That vaccine is called solar panels and wind turbines"
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Vaccination and public/private coercion
Rosalind English | ukhumanrightsblog.com | 2021-02-10
In an earlier post I discussed the problem of "vaccine hesitancy" and written evidence to Parliament to Parliament outlining ways in which a vaccination against Covid-19 without consent could be put on a par with capacity under the Mental Capacity Act 2005 and with Section 3 of the Mental Health Act 1983. Since the announcement …
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Cuba to Produce First 150,000 Doses of Soberana 02 Vaccine
telesurenglish.net | 2021-02-10
Cuba's Finlay Vaccine Institute (IFV) President Vicente Verez on Tuesday announced that his country started producing the first batch of 150,000 doses of the Soberana 02 vaccine. | RELATED: | Cuba Will Produce 100 Million Doses of Its COVID-19 Vaccine | "Because of the vaccine's encouraging results, we started producing it on a large scale to launch its third phase of clinical trials in March," Verez said. | Over 700 people have already been vaccinated with Sovereign 02 during the…
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Fossil Fuel Pollution Caused Nearly 1 in 5 Premature Deaths in 2018
Sharon Zhang | zcomm.org | 2021-02-10
"There's a vaccine for the 8.7 million deaths caused each year by air pollution from fossil fuels. That vaccine is called solar panels and wind turbines"
zcomm.org/znetarticle/fossil-fuel-pollut…

Washington state restaurants need more relief, not premature reopening plans
Liberation Staff-Seattle | liberationnews.org | 2021-02-10
While restaurants are being allowed to open for indoor dining at 25% capacity, restaurant workers are not included as essential workers in the state's vaccine schedule.
liberationnews.org/washington-state-rest…

South Africa to give up to 500,000 health workers Johnson & Johnson Covid jab amid AstraZeneca efficacy concerns
rt.com | 2021-02-10
Between 350,000 and 500,000 health workers in South Africa are to be given the Johnson & Johnson Covid-19 vaccine, a top government medical adviser said, amid concerns over the AstraZeneca jab's efficacy against the local strain. | The government is hoping to take delivery of around 80,000 doses every seven to 14 days as part of its role in a global J&J "implementation study," the president of the South African Medical Research Council, Glenda Gray, told Reuters. | Gray is the co-lead investigator of the South Africa part of the study, which will further scrutinize the J&J jab in a similar way to Phase IIIB st…
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Australian union trying to force through sell-out at Coles Smeaton Grange after workers vote no
wsws.org | 2021-02-10
The United Workers Union is once again seeking to ride roughshod over workers' opposition and to impose a sell-out that would result in the closure of Smeaton Grange and the destruction of most, or all, of the 350 jobs there.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2021/02/10/smea…

Investors Tell Amazon to Stop Interfering in Union Vote
Katie Canales | zcomm.org | 2021-02-10
The investors calling for Amazon to cease pushing back on the unionization efforts collectively hold more than $20 billion worth of the company's shares…
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Peru in COVID-19 lockdown as new Brazilian variant exposes murderous "herd immunity" policy
wsws.org | 2021-02-10
The new lockdown in Peru follows a horrific resurgence of the pandemic in neighboring Brazil's Amazon capital Manaus, which experts blame squarely on the "herd immunity" policy.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2021/02/10/lata…

Brazilian Court To Try Marielle Franco's Murderers
telesurenglish.net | 2021-02-10
The Rio de Janeiro Justice Court (TJRJ) on Tuesday confirmed that a court will try former police officer Ronnie Lessa and former military officer Elcio Queiroz, both of whom are charged with the murder of Socialism and Liberty Party (PSOL) councilwoman Marielle Franco and her driver Anderson Gomes. | RELATED: | Brazil To Assess COVID-19 Vaccination Impacts in a Small Town | "This is an important step… Unanimously, the TJRJ decided that the defendants will be tried," PSOL counc…
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Historians Say "Decades of Medical Racism" Led to Unequal COVID Impact on Black & Latinx People
Staff | democracynow.org | 2021-02-10
Historians Ibram X. Kendi and Keisha Blain dedicate their new book, "Four Hundred Souls," to the "Black lives lost to COVID-19." They put the content of their book in the context of the disparate impact of the pandemic on the African American community in the United States. "This has been in the making for decades. Even though this is a new virus, … it connects to a larger history of racial inequality, and we wanted to make sure that was clear," says Blain. Kendi is a cancer survivor and notes Black and Latinx are more at risk from preexisting conditions because of a history of racist policies, but "Americans d…
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Midwest Dispatch: Can Sam's Club Vaccinate Our Teachers?
Sarah Lahm | progressive.org | 2021-02-10
As educators and staff are forced to return to schools, many are wondering if and where they will receive their COVID-19 vaccinations.
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Natalie Shure | progressive.org | 2021-02-10
Addressing the deep inequalities exposed by COVID-19 will probably prove more elusive than treating the disease.
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Sri Lanka u-turns over Covid-19 Muslim burial row after international backlash
rt.com | 2021-02-10
The prime minister of Sri Lanka has announced in parliament that the country will reverse its earlier decision to prohibit the burial of Muslims who died of Covid-19, after international outcry over the ban. | While PM Mahinda Rajapaksa has stated the policy will change, Muslim lawmaker Rishard Bathiudeen said that the government must now issue a formal withdrawal of the compulsory cremation rule for the announcement to take effect. | In April, the government banned the burial of all Covid-19 victims over claims that the practice could spread the virus by contaminating the groundwater. | Muslims in Sri Lanka a…
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Philadelphia teachers defy return to classroom order
Betsey Piette | workers.org | 2021-02-10
Credit: Joe Piette Thousands of Philadelphia public school teachers defied an order from school Superintendent William Hite Jr. to return to their classrooms Feb. 8 for the first time since schools became fully virtual in March 2020, due to the COVID-19 pandemic shutdown. Across the city, educators demonstrated outside closed . . . | Continue reading Philadelphia teachers defy return to classroom order at Workers.org
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'Mutants are a reality': Germany extends lockdown until March 7 as Merkel urges caution over Covid-19 variants
rt.com | 2021-02-10
Lockdown restrictions in Germany will be extended until March 7, Chancellor Angela Merkel and the country's 16 state governors agreed on Wednesday, in an attempt to stop Covid-19 variants undermining falling infection rates. | Exceptions to the lockdown, which has been in place since December, mean that hairdressers are able to reopen from March 1 and federal states can decide on their own timetables for the reopening of schools. | But German bars, restaurants, hotels, leisure centers and non-essential shops will remain closed until the seven-day virus incidence rate drops from the current 68 new cases per 100…
rt.com/news/515199-germany-extends-covid…

Covid-19: Several Gulf states see daily cases rise to near 2020 highs
MEE and agencies | middleeasteye.net | 2021-02-10
Covid-19: Several Gulf states see daily cases rise to near 2020 highs | The UAE, the region's tourism hub, has seen the biggest surge with daily infections tripling in six weeks | MEE and agencies | Wed, 02/10/2021 – 10: 44 | Last week, visitors from several countries told Middle East Eye they were shocked by how desolate Dubai felt (AFP) | Several Gulf Arab states have seen daily coronavirus cases climb bac…
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Los Angeles County courts hold in-person proceedings despite deaths of three employees from COVID-19 in January
wsws.org | 2021-02-10
Despite more than 340,000 positive COVID-19 cases reported in Los Angeles County in the month of January alone, bringing hospital emergency rooms and intensive care units to the brink of collapse, county courthouses are continuing to hold in-person hearings for traffic court, criminal cases and eviction proceedings.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2021/02/10/coun…

House panel probes meatpackers' refusal to protect workers from virus
Mark Gruenberg | peoplesworld.org | 2021-02-10
WASHINGTON –The special House committee investigating the federal government's response, or lack of it, to the coronavirus plague has opened an investigation of big meatpackers' refusal to protect their workers against the contagion. In Feb. 1 letters to the nation's three big meatpacking firms and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), Rep. James Clyburn, …
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Mass layoffs in Germany as companies restructure in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic
wsws.org | 2021-02-10
Not a day goes by without a corporation or business announcing job cuts and the closure of plants and branches .
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World Health Organization confirms natural origins of coronavirus
wsws.org | 2021-02-10
There is no evidence of to back up the lie peddled by ruling circles in the US and Europe, and reported largely uncritically in the media, that the SARS-CoV-2 virus was made and released by Wuhan Institute of Virology.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2021/02/10/whoc…

Outcry As More Than 20 Babies and Children Deported by US to Haiti
Ed Pilkington | zcomm.org | 2021-02-10
Ice accused of sending 'defenseless babies into the burning house' as deportations of 72 carried out in apparent breach of Biden order…
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Dangling the carrot
Editor | workers.org | 2021-02-10
Maybe some thought that President Joe Biden was serious about doubling the minimum wage to $15 an hour and doing it during the pandemic when workers were most in need. That was never his plan. One of 300 Fight for $15 demonstrations in the U.S. on May 1, 2019. . . . | Continue reading Dangling the carrot at Workers.org
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How Defeating Keystone XL Built A Bolder, Savvier Climate Movement
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2021-02-10
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 landowners, Indigenous rights groups and tribal governments. Few environmental campaigns have touched so many people over such large swaths of the continent. | The Keystone XL resistance was part of the ongoing opposition to the Canadian tar sands, one of the most carbon-intensive…
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Biden should stop payment on US funds to Sisi's Egypt
Medea Benjamin and Ariel Gold | nationofchange.org | 2021-02-10
They should put a "stop payment" on the U.S. taxpayer-funded check that has enabled Sisi to operate with impunity.
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Here's my number: Netanyahu still waiting for Biden phone call
Ali Harb | middleeasteye.net | 2021-02-10
Here's my number: Netanyahu still waiting for Biden phone call | Israeli envoy to the UN sent a phone number purporting to be Netanyahu's office line to the US president on Twitter | Ali Harb | Wed, 02/10/2021 – 20: 43 | Then-Vice President Biden and Israel's Netanyahu give joint statements in Jerusalem, 9 March 2016 (AFP/File photo) | We've all had friends who don't call. Sometimes they are busy. Sometimes they are avoidin…
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The American Example Is Shakier Than Ever
John Feffer | thenation.com | 2021-02-10
The American Example Is Shakier Than Ever…
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Student Action on Student Debt Cancellation: We Need More
Johanna Kichton | peoplesaction.org | 2021-02-10
Contact: Johanna Kichton, 240.206.1145, press@peoplesaction.org WASHINGTON, D.C.–Student Action released the following statements from Program Director Adiel Pollydore and Iowa Student Action Lead Organizer Denise Cheeseman on the resolution introduced in Congress last week that calls on President Biden to forgive $50,000 of federal student loan debt per borrower through executive action: "We applaud champions in …
peoplesaction.org/2021/02/student-action…

US senators urge Biden to press Turkey on human rights, 'combative' foreign policy
MEE staff | middleeasteye.net | 2021-02-10
US senators urge Biden to press Turkey on human rights, 'combative' foreign policy | Fifty-four senators signed letter sent to Biden, saying Ankara needed to end 'crackdown on dissent' | MEE staff | Wed, 02/10/2021 – 14: 55 | Prior to Joe Biden's inauguration, the then-president-elect did not respond to multiple requests for call with Erdogan (AFP) | A bipartisan majority of the US Senate called on President Joe Biden to…
www.middleeasteye.net/news/us-senators-c…

Biden's 'prison reform': Smoke and mirrors
Betsey Piette | workers.org | 2021-02-10
Alabama Students Against Prison demonstrate against state plans to construct three new private prisons, Dec. 30, 2020, Birmingham, Ala. In an executive order signed Jan. 26 as part of his "racial equity" plan, President Joe Biden ordered the U.S. Attorney General and the Department of Justice not to renew contracts . . . | Continue reading Biden's 'prison reform': Smoke and mirrors at Workers.org
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The Unreliable Superpower
John Feffer | counterpunch.org | 2021-02-10
The nightmare is over. The vanquished beast has crawled back to Mar-a-Lago to lick his wounds. The heroes are hard at work repairing the damage. As America returns to the international stage, the world heaves a collective sigh of relief. That, at least, is the story the incoming Biden administration is telling.
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The Desiccated Hearts and Souls of Working-class Americans
Sheila Velazquez | dissidentvoice.org | 2021-02-10
Desiccate: deaden, devitalize, lobotomize, castrate — Merriam-Webster In the United States the average man and woman has been dismissed, devalued and manipulated by both parties and the financial system. They have been prevented access to healthcare, decent-paying jobs, affordable education and food security. And their hopes and dreams have been crushed by the absence of …
dissidentvoice.org/2021/02/the-desiccate…

Letter to the Australian Taxpayer-funded ABC and SBS Media re Anti-Arab & Anti-Jewish Anti-Semitism and False Reportage about Occupied Palestine
Gideon Polya | dissidentvoice.org | 2021-02-10
Dear ABC & SBS management and staff, I am an anti-racist Jewish-Celtic scientist, humanitarian, artist and writer from one of Hungary's most famous Jewish families (ask any mathematician or surgeon). Only about a dozen of my wider family survived the Jewish Holocaust in Hungary in 1944-1945. For all decent people and in particular anti-racist Jewish …
dissidentvoice.org/2021/02/letter-to-the…

GM 1937, Amazon 2021: øDe qué lado estás?
Martha Grevatt | workers.org | 2021-02-10
Bessemer, Alabama, situada en las afueras de Birmingham y con una población de 26.500 habitantes -alrededor de un 75% de afroamericanos- se ha convertido en un foco central de toda la lucha de clases. Solidaridad con la huelga de brazos caídos de Flint dentro de las plantas de GM . . . | Continue reading GM 1937, Amazon 2021: øDe qué lado estás? at Workers.org
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For Russian leftists, Western favorite Navalny represents same corrupt elitism
Aaron Maté | thegrayzone.com | 2021-02-10
Western politicians and media pundits portray Alexei Navalny as the leader of the Russian opposition. But Russian leftists see something quite different: a representative of a different faction of the Russian elite, who backs continued neoliberal policies and aligns with destabilizing NATO-backed actors. The imprisoned Russian anti-corruption activist Alexei Navalny has been held up in the West as…
thegrayzone.com/2021/02/10/for-russian-l…

Navalny's 'doctor', who never actually treated activist, 'liquidated' in secret Kremlin plot, says conspiracy-loving Western media
rt.com | 2021-02-10
Western media has jumped down the rabbit hole into another Kremlin killing conspiracy after a doctor in the Siberian city of Omsk died suddenly — taking to the grave, they say, secrets about opposition figure Alexey Navalny. | On Monday, a number of outlets, including US state-run media, splashed the explosive claims that the clinician's death had been part of a cover up relating to the anti-corruption campaigner. The Sun, the UK's best read newspaper, claimed that Sergey Maksimishin, who…
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'This Is for You, Dad': Interview With an Anonymous GameStop Investor
Editor | scheerpost.com | 2021-02-10
By Matt Taibbi / TK News Thursday, January 21st was a critical day in the story of the video game chain GameStop (ticker name: GME). Retail investors, including many subscribers to a Reddit forum called wallstreetbets, pushed the company's stock from $6 to $43.03, but experts said playtime was over. It was time for the big shots to clean up. According to Citron Research, one of many funds that had… | Source…
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Quienes somos y qué queremos los Socialistas Democráticos
mgrochowski | dsausa.org | 2021-02-10
El Grupo de Trabajo por los Derechos de los Inmigrantes de DSA los invita a un seminario web en español: "Quienes somos y qué queremos los Socialistas Democráticos." Escuche a algunos de nuestros miembros sobre su trabajo en DSA y en sus comunidades. Zoom Información de registro en instrucciones y respuesta. Join…
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The Clash Between the UK and EU Over Northern Ireland
Patrick Cockburn | zcomm.org | 2021-02-10
The outlook is that Britain will remain obsessed by its relations with the EU — and that those relations will generate continuous friction…
zcomm.org/znetarticle/the-clash-between-…

Media Frames Teen Using College Savings To Save Mom From Eviction as Uplifting Puff Piece
Alan Macleod | mintpressnews.com | 2021-02-10
Corporate media outlets appear to have so completely internalized the grim logic of neoliberal capitalism that they see single mothers being evicted, children in debt, or octogenarians working in the gig economy as unremarkable facts of life, not damning indictments of a broken system.
mintpressnews.com/perseverance-porn-medi…

Los Angeles Hospital slated for closure amid pandemic
wsws.org | 2021-02-10
The impending closure of the Olympia Medical Center Hospital in Los Angeles County in the midst of a pandemic shows the irrationality of health care run for profit.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2021/02/10/olym…

22 Bahman rallies in provinces (2)
Kamal Iranidoost | en.mehrnews.com | 2021-02-10
TEHRAN, Feb. 10 (MNA) — Along with their fellow Iranians, people in Tabriz, Birjand, and in Yazd held drive-in rallies amid the pandemic on Wednesday to commemorate the 42nd anniversary of the Islamic Revolution victory on February 11, 1979.
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Corona and psychology: Fear works against democratic coexistence
Jane-Anna Spiekermann | indybay.org | 2021-02-10
The current "simultaneous consolidation and weakening of the state" (Nicos Poulantzas) are two sides of the same coin: the rise of the punitive state goes hand in hand with growing social insecurity and disenfranchisement, rather than an increase in rule-breaking and crime. The state authority & police strengthen themselves in pandemic…
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Tuesday 2/23: Now or Never: Eradicating Systemic Racism in the Government's Pandemic Response
Francis King Carey School of Law | indybay.org | 2021-02-10
Online event…
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Educators fight to save lives in Chicago, Sà£o Paulo and worldwide
wsws.org | 2021-02-10
Educators are now at the forefront of the global working class movement to contain the pandemic and save lives.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2021/02/10/educ…

Dawn: Marxism and National Liberation
The Tricontinental | mronline.org | 2021-02-10
Only at the end of his life did Karl Marx leave the shores of Europe and travel to a country under colonial dominion. This was when he went to Algeria in 1882. 'For Mussulmans, there is no such thing as subordination', Marx wrote to his daughter Laura Lafargue.
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Harry Haywood, Black Bolshevik
Devin Cole | workers.org | 2021-02-10
February 4 was the birthday of Black Communist Harry Haywood, one of the great Marxist-Leninist thinkers, leaders and revolutionaries of the 20th century. Although Haywood was born over 100 years ago and has been deceased for over 30 years, his contributions to Marxism-Leninism and the struggle for Black Liberation and . . . | Continue reading Harry Haywood, Black Bolshevik at Workers.org
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UK: Johnson government orders review of "left wing extremism", targeting Socialist Workers Party and "far-left entryism"
wsws.org | 2021-02-10
The SWP is a stalking horse for attempts by the British state to blackguard and ultimately illegalise the socialist movement.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2021/02/10/extr…

The Socialist Glossy That Wants You to Have It All
Emily Douglas | thenation.com | 2021-02-10
The Socialist Glossy That Wants You to Have It All…
thenation.com/article/politics/qa-sarah-…

London bus workers denounce Facebook censorship: "Hands off the WSWS!"
wsws.org | 2021-02-10
A resolution protesting Facebook censorship of the World Socialist Web Site and Socialist Equality Party has been received from the London Bus Rank-and-File Committee, along with statements of support from bus drivers.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2021/02/10/lbus…