Daily Archives: February 15, 2021

2021-02-15: News Headlines

Peoples Dispatch (2021-02-15). Online workers in Serbia continue protest against unscrupulous taxation. peoplesdispatch.org The Serbian tax administration has asked online workers who earn income from abroad to pay taxes and interest contributions for the past five years. A majority of these online workers are freelancers, including students and youth distressed by the COVID-19 crisis…

Jordan Schachtel (2021-02-15). Biden's "100 Days" "Back To Normal" to Be Replaced by an "Indefinite COVID Regime"? 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 Biden White House has seemingly disappeared its "100 days" back …

WSWS (2021-02-15). Despite mass deaths, Poland ends lockdown. wsws.org The Polish government is gradually ending its lockdown, even though the pandemic is still raging and hundreds are dying every day from COVID-19.

WSWS (2021-02-15). CDC's politically motivated guidelines fuel media campaign to reopen US schools. wsws.org The weeks-long propaganda campaign falsely claiming that schools are not vectors for the spread of COVID-19 now has the full imprimatur of the CDC.

MBNJSD (2021-02-15). Is Biden Committing Diplomatic Suicide Over the Iran Nuclear Agreement? dissidentvoice.org Photo Credit: CODEPINK As Congress still struggles to pass a COVID relief bill, the rest of the world is nervously reserving judgment on America's new president and his foreign policy, after successive U.S. administrations have delivered unexpected and damaging shocks to the world and the international system. Cautious international optimism toward President Biden is very …

Nicole Minckas, Melissa M. Medvedev, Ebunoluwa A. Adejuyigbe, Helen Brotherton, Harish Chellani, Abiy Seifu Estifanos, Chinyere Ezeaka, Abebe G. Gobezayehu, Grace Irimu, Kondwani Kawaza, Vishwajeet Kumar, Augustine Massawe, Sarmila Mazumder, Ivan Mambule, Araya Abrha Medhanyie, Elizabeth M. Molyneux, Sam Newton, Nahya Salim, Henok Tadele, Cally J. Tann, Sachiyo Yoshida, Rajiv Bahl, Suman P.N. Rao, Joy E. Lawn, COVID-19 Small and Sick Newborn Care Collaborative Group (2021-02-15). [Research Paper] Preterm care during the COVID-19 pandemic: A comparative risk analysis of neonatal deaths averted by kangaroo mother care versus mortality due to SARS-CoV-2 infection. thelancet.com The survival benefit of KMC far outweighs the small risk of death due to COVID-19. Preterm newborns are at risk, especially in LMICs where the consequences of disruptions are substantial. Policymakers and healthcare professionals need to protect services and ensure clearer messaging to keep mothers and newborns together, even if the mother is SARS-CoV-2-positive.

news.un (2021-02-15). Downward COVID-19 trend shows 'simple public health measures work' — UN health chief. news.un.org The number of reported cases of COVID-19 globally has declined for the fifth consecutive week, the head of the UN health agency said on Monday, underscoring that "simple public health measures work, even in the presence of variants".

news.un (2021-02-15). Major airlines join forces with UNICEF to support 'monumental' COVID-19 vaccine roll-out plan. news.un.org The world's leading airlines are backing a landmark UN Children's Fund (UNICEF) initiative to prioritize delivery of COVID-19 vaccines, essential medicines and other critical supplies across the globe.

news.un (2021-02-15). Migrating online: The digital tools preparing refugees and migrants with an economic lifeline. news.un.org Whilst the global economy has taken a battering during the COVID-19 pandemic, online commerce has thrived. A UN-supported initiative is helping refugees and migrants around the world to access the tools and customers they need to build their businesses and improve their livelihoods.

Online News Editor (2021-02-15). Colombia to receive 1st batch of Covid-19 vaccines on Monday. laprensalatina.com Bogota, Feb 15 (efe-epa).- An initial batch of 50,000 doses of the Covid-19 vaccine developed by American pharmaceutical giant Pfizer and its German partner, biotechnology company BioNTech, will arrive in Colombia on Monday afternoon, President Ivan Duque said in a nationwide address. That Andean nation has lagged behind some of its regional neighbors, including Mexico …

yenisafak (2021-02-15). Australia, New Zealand receive first vaccine shipments. yenisafak.com The first shipment of Pfizer/BioNTech coronavirus vaccines arrived in Australia and New Zealand on Monday, officials said.Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison said that over 142,000 doses of the vaccine arrived at Sydney Airport in a major development in the country's response to the pandemic."This is the first shipment of 20 million doses of the Pfizer vaccine the Government has secured as part of Australia's COVID-19 Vaccine and Treatment Strategy," Morrison said in a statement issued by the office of the prime minister.The country will roll out vaccines on Feb. 22, the premier said, adding: "Once the final…

yenisafak (2021-02-15). Turkey to start sharing additional local COVID-19 data. yenisafak.com Turkey will start Monday to share the seven-day averages of new novel coronavirus cases in each of the country's provinces.The figures will be released online and updated in real time by the country's Health Ministry.Health Minister Fahrettin Koca announced plans for the decision in a press conference last week following a meeting of the country's Coronavirus Scientific Advisory Board in the capital Ankara."Thus, our Provincial Public Health Councils will be able to take decisions regionally when necessary. We're now moving to a period where regional work also can be carried out for a plannable future."Local acti…

yenisafak (2021-02-15). Schools reopen with focus on health safety in S.Africa. yenisafak.com Schools in South Africa started reopening Monday for the beginning of the 2021 academic year, after a delay by weeks due to the second wave of the coronavirus.Schools had been shut in South Africa since December and were expected to reopen late last month, but the opening was delayed by a fortnight due to a surge in COVID-19 infections.Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga said the education sector has lost 1,169 educators as a direct result of COVID-19 and the top priority in reopening of schools is emphasis on health and safety of teachers, learners and staffers."We will continue to maintain the delicate bal…

Online News Editor (2021-02-15). Israel stops entry of Covid-19 vaccine into blockaded Gaza. laprensalatina.com Jerusalem/Gaza, Feb 15 (efe-epa).- Israel on Monday blocked the entry of the first batch of Covid-19 vaccines to the Gaza Strip, the Palestinian National Authority said. "The Israeli occupation authorities today prevented entry of coronavirus vaccines" to the enclave, the first lot of 2,000-doses out of 10,000 that Palestinian authorities have been allocated from Russia, …

Online News Editor (2021-02-15). Japan's GDP posts first contraction since 2009 over Covid-19. laprensalatina.com Tokyo, Feb 15 (efe-epa).- Japan's gross domestic product (GDP) shrank by 4.8 percent year-on-year in 2020 as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic, marking its first contraction since the 5.7 percent decline it registered in 2009, the government said Monday. During the last quarter of the year between October and December, the Japanese economy grew …

Online News Editor (2021-02-15). Thailand's economy shrank 6.1 percent in 2020. laprensalatina.com Bangkok, Feb 15 (efe-epa).- Thailand's economy shrank 6.1 percent in 2020, its largest contraction in two decades amid a halt in tourism and exports caused by the Covid-19 pandemic, according to data released by the government on Monday. Thailand's gross domestic product (GDP) declined by 4.2 percent year-on-year in the fourth quarter of last year …

Online News Editor (2021-02-15). Muted Carnival celebrations amid national Covid lockdown. laprensalatina.com Duesseldorf, Germany, Feb 15 (epa-efe).- Annual carnival celebrations in Germany, which ordinarily would see tens of thousands of people in fancy dress throng city centers for parades, have been cancelled in 2021 because of the nationwide lockdown to stop the spread of coronavirus. Rose Monday, normally the climax of the week-long celebration, was a muted …

Online News Editor (2021-02-15). Another South Korean religious group investigated over Covid-19 outbreak. laprensalatina.com Update 1: Adds case of cat testing positive Seoul, Feb 15 (efe-epa).- South Korean police searched the headquarters of a missionary organization Monday for being behind an outbreak of Covid-19, a new case in the country of a Christian group being accused of violating health emergency laws. Authorities stormed the International Mission headquarters in Daejeon …

Online News Editor (2021-02-15). Mexican president calls for urgent UN meeting over vaccine hoarding. laprensalatina.com Mexico City, Feb 15 (efe-epa).- Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said Monday that the United Nations should convene an "urgent meeting" to deal with the problem of "hoarding" anti-Covid vaccine, claiming that the countries with laboratories that manufacture the several vaccines are doing so. "It's something that the UN should look at. It has …

Online News Editor (2021-02-15). Jordan starts Covid-19 vaccinations for refugees at Zaatari camp. laprensalatina.com Amman, Feb 15 (efe-epa).- Jordan on Monday started vaccinating Syrian refugees living in the Zaatari camp, becoming one of the first countries in the world to include refugees in its coronavirus vaccine rollout, the UN refugee agency UNHCR said on Monday. Lilly Carlisle, the spokesperson of the UNHCR in Jordan, told Efe that the Jordanian …

Online News Editor (2021-02-15). Vaccination plan enters a new stage in England. laprensalatina.com London, Feb 15 (efe-epa).- England's Covid-19 jab rollout entered a new stage Monday as authorities began administering vaccines to people over 65 and the clinically vulnerable. More than 15 million people had already been given the first dose of the vaccine in the UK. Health authorities established an initial phase in the rollout made up …

MEE staff (2021-02-15). Israel blocks Covid-19 vaccines destined for Gaza. middleeasteye.net Israel blocks Covid-19 vaccines destined for Gaza | Palestinian Authority says it attempted to send Covid-19 vaccines to Gaza but was blocked by Israel, which controls all imports and exports | Mon, 02/15/2021 – 20: 58 | A Palestinian health worker holds vial of Covid-19 vaccine at Palestine Red Crescent hospital in West Bank city of Nablus, on 4 February (AFP/File photo) | Israel is blocking the Palestinian A…

RT (2021-02-15). 'Nothing to investigate': Cuomo blames Covid-19 nursing home deaths on staff, calls accusations against him 'conspiracy theories'. rt.com New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo has finally addressed allegations his administration was underreporting Covid-19 nursing home deaths, which he unequivocally denied, but still passing plenty of blame around. | In a Monday press conference, Cuomo attempted to offer answers to looming questions. The governor has been under fire from critics for days after top staffer Melissa DeRosa appeared to confirm allegations that the administration was hiding nursing home deaths to protect itself from criticism over a highly-controversial March 25 order that forced nursing home facilities to accept positive Covid-19 patients. | "

teleSUR (2021-02-15). Peru: Chancellor Resigns Due to a COVID-19 Vaccination Scandal. telesurenglish.net Peru's Foreign Affairs Minister Elizabeth Astete on Sunday resigned from her post after it was known that she had been vaccinated. She is not, however, in the groups at risk that should receive the COVID-19 vaccine. | RELATED: | President Francisco Sagasti accepted her resignation after she admitted having received the first dose on Jan. 22, 2021. | "I am outraged and furious about this situation, which jeopardizes the enor…

Children's Health Defense (2021-02-15). 653 Deaths + 12,044 Other Injuries Reported Following COVID Vaccine, Latest CDC Data Show. 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 numbers reflect the latest data available as of Feb. 4 …

Children's Health Defense (2021-02-15). Using Herd Immunity Myth to Justify COVID Vaccines for Kids Is Deceptive — and Dangerous. 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). | *** | During the first six weeks of the

teleSUR (2021-02-15). Germany Will Not Reject Russian Vaccine if Authorized by the EU. telesurenglish.net The German Federal Government spokesperson Steffen Seibert on Monday announced that his country will not reject Russian and Chinese COVID-19 vaccines if the European Union (EU) allows its use. | RELATED: | He pointed out that it does not matter where the vaccine is produced if it is certified by the European Medicines Agency (EMA) and authorized by the European Commission (EC). | "If the Russian or any other vaccine complie…

WSWS (2021-02-15). Australian COVID-19 vaccine roll-out still uncertain. wsws.org As distribution problems mount around the world, Australia is still weeks away from receiving its first doses.

Staff (2021-02-15). Headlines for February 15, 2021. democracynow.org Senate Acquits Trump for Inciting Jan. 6 Insurrection Despite Most Bipartisan Vote Ever, Roger Stone Security Guards and Dozens of GOP Officials Were Part of Mob Who Attacked U.S. Capitol, U.S. COVID Cases Decrease, But Experts Warn Variant Spread, Relaxed Measures Could Derail Progress, Most U.S. Adults Should Have Access to Vaccine Starting in April, Be Inoculated by Summer, CDC Issues Safe Reopening Guidelines for Schools, U.K. Gov't Under Fire for Response to Disabled COVID Patients; New Zealand Locks Down Largest City, Guinea Declares Ebola Epidemic After 3 Deaths, DRC Also Reporting Cases, Burmese Protests…

RT (2021-02-15). Gagging opponents is not unity, conservative reporter who was shoved & rubbed with dirty diaper at BLM rally tells RT. rt.com Days after the Capitol Hill riot, a conservative journalist was assaulted and harassed at a BLM rally in New York. Her ordeal shows how people sharing their political beliefs in today's America risk physical harm, she told RT. | Tara Anne Szczepanski, 33, is a Polish-American political commentator and independent reporter. On January 10, she attended a small protest in Madison Square Park where Black Lives Matter (BLM) activists accosted her after she started filming them. | "The mob turned against me after recognizing that I am a Trump supporter," she told RT. "With the hatred that is going on currently in Am…

James Goodman (2021-02-15). A Chance for New Beginnings. progressive.org What Joe Biden could do to bring humanity and good sense to U.S. immigration policy.

Medea Benjamin (2021-02-15). Is Biden Committing "Diplomatic Suicide" over the Iran Nuclear Agreement? 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). | *** | As Congress still struggles to pass a

Gregory Wilpert (2021-02-15). The Oil Interests Behind the War in Yemen. theanalysis.news Shireen Al-Adeimi, Yemen anti-war activist and professor at Michigan State University, discusses the many interests behind the war on Yemen, which have the potential of derailing Biden's announced ending of US support for the Saudi-led coalition in this war that has devastated one of the Middle East's poorest countries.

alexander (2021-02-15). False Faith in Meritocracy: Reckoning with Our Bad Old Normal. dsausa.org As Team Biden makes it clear that it wants to shake things up, it might consider launching a National Commission on Meritocratic Failure. It might find that, good as it is, free higher public education isn't going to erase the yawning inequality gap. | Not likely, I know. The new administration is chock-full of achievatrons who fully subscribe to the meritocratic creed and whose own kids are bidding for admission to elite colleges. And I realize that this is the worst possible time to be talking about meritocracy's problems in a way that could be construed as an endorsement of populist resentment of elites. Th…

Raul Diego (2021-02-15). DARPA's New Space Program Stirs Worldwide Concern. mintpressnews.com On the same day that Joe Biden obtained the Electoral College majority needed to become president of the United States, a Goldstein and others in the resource extraction industry have been salivatin…

Stephen Lendman (2021-02-15). Is Joe Biden Intent Upon Escalating the War against Syria? 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). | *** | Nearly 10 years after Obama/Biden launched aggression against nonbelligerent Syria threatening …

Steven Sahiounie (2021-02-15). No Quick-fix to End the Yemen War. 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). | *** | US President Joe Biden wants to "End the Yemen War" by …

David Soll (2021-02-15). Create a Legacy with Medicare For All! realprogressives.org Legacy means everything to a leader, especially U.S. presidents. From Franklin D. Roosevelt giving us the New Deal, a series of public works projects, financial reforms and regulations to Lyndon B. Johnson giving us Medicare health insurance for the elderly, and Medicaid for the poor. From President Barack Obama showing us Medicare For All was popular enough to help lead him to his eventual nomination to presidential candidate Senator Bernie Sanders forcing Medicare for all upon our national consciousness. What might President Joe Biden's legacy be? | Over the past decade, I have done my homework and written f…

Jeff Abbott (2021-02-15). The Other Americans: Biden Ends Controversial Asylum Agreements. progressive.org The new administration has vowed to 'address root causes that compel individuals to migrate.'

Shahbazz Afzal (2021-02-15). Is Joe Biden Preparing for War against Iran? Will Russia and China Intervene? 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). | *** | As the US led aggression against Iran escalates, Russia and China …

Ben Norton (2021-02-15). Biden Administration Smears Nicaragua as "Dictatorship" for Forcing US-funded, Coup-plotting NGOs to Register as "Foreign Agents" 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). | *** | Nicaragua's elected leftist government passed a law requiring NGOs funded by …

Ramzy Baroud (2021-02-15). Europe Will Redefine Itself Despite Political Shift in the US. counterpunch.org Despite the long-awaited political change in Washington as Democratic President, Joe Biden, has officially become the 46th President of the United States, Europe is unlikely to resume its previously unhindered reliance on its trans-Atlantic partner. The four years of Donald Trump were rife with tension and strife between the US and Europe — in fact,

Orinoco Tribune (2021-02-15). Biden Administration Should Scrap Trump's Economic Sanctions that "Have Killed Tens of Thousands of People" in Venezuela, CEPR Co-Director Says. 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). | *** | A

Orinoco Tribune (2021-02-15). GAO Report Findings Show that Biden Administration Should Scrap Trump's Economic Sanctions that Have Killed Tens of Thousands of People in Venezuela, CEPR Co-Director Says. 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). | *** | A

Thomas Knapp (2021-02-15). Same as the Old Boss, Julian Assange Edition. counterpunch.org On February 9, the US Justice Department announced that US President Joe Biden, as in so many other areas, intends to serve Donald Trump's second term when it comes to persecuting heroes guilty of exposing US war crimes and embarrassing American politicians. As Trump's presidency drew to an end, some activists held out hope that

Tim Shorrock (2021-02-15). Biden Is Adopting a Militaristic Approach to the Far East. thenation.com Biden Is Adopting a Militaristic Approach to the Far East…

Andrew J. Bacevich (2021-02-15). Is America's Soul Beyond Redemption? thenation.com Is America's Soul Beyond Redemption?

Michael E. Mann (2021-02-15). The New Climate War and Biden's Greening of America. zcomm.org Interview with Michael E. Mann on hist book, The New Climate War: The Fight to Take Back our Planet…

Andrea Germanos, staff writer (2021-02-15). Justice Reform Coalition Urges Biden to Pardon All Non-Violent Marijuana Convictions. commondreams.org www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Staff (2021-02-15). Lancet Report: 40% of U.S. COVID Deaths Were Preventable. The Country Needs Universal Healthcare Now. democracynow.org As the U.S. death toll from COVID-19 approaches half a million, a new report says nearly 40% of the deaths were avoidable. By comparing the pandemic in the U.S. to other high-income nations, the medical journal The Lancet found significant gaps in former President Donald Trump's "inept and insufficient" response to COVID-19, as well as decades of destructive public policy decisions. One of the report's recommendations is reforming the system to a single-payer model like Medicare for All, which President Joe Biden has so far rejected in favor of bolstering the Affordable Care Act. "The Affordable Care Act still le…

yenisafak (2021-02-15). US, Iran game of nerves revives tensions in region. yenisafak.com The delay in the new US President Joe Biden's promise to revive the Iran nuclear deal has once again raised tensions in the region with Tehran announcing to disallow International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) inspectors to visit the nuclear sites from Feb. 21.Following recent tensions between the two long-time adversaries, which peaked in the final weeks of Trump's presidency, Iran's parliament adopted legislation that required the country to accelerate nuclear enrichment activities and end its commitments under the Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT).Speaking to Anadolu Agency, Abolfazl Amouei, the lawmaker and the sp…

Online News Editor (2021-02-15). Biden prioritizes rescuing economy, fighting pandemic after impeachment. laprensalatina.com Washington, Feb 15 (efe-epa).- With the impeachment proceedings against former President Donald Trump now over, President Joe Biden is focusing on pushing forward with his own agenda, giving priority to fighting the coronavirus pandemic and the economic mayhem it has wrought, moving to muster support for approving a new comprehensive stimulus package valued at $1.9 …

MEE and agencies (2021-02-15). Iran will block snap IAEA inspections if nuclear deal terms not met. middleeasteye.net Iran will block snap IAEA inspections if nuclear deal terms not met | Tehran's move is seen as a challenge to Joe Biden's attempt to revive the Iranian nuclear deal | Mon, 02/15/2021 – 10: 16 | An Iranian flag flies outside the International Atomic Energy Agency headquarters in Vienna (AFP/File photo) | Iran said on Monday that it will not allow snap inspections from the UN nuclear watchdo…

RT (2021-02-15). 'We the People' gone and no one noticed: Biden removes Obama-era petition tool to thunderous media silence. rt.com President Joe Biden has gone beyond purging the legacy of Donald Trump to scrub that of Barack Obama too, taking down the White House petitions page. The media was too busy gushing over his Valentine's Day display to notice. | All links to 'We the People,' the petition page launched out by the Obama administration in 2011, now

RT (2021-02-15). On Presidents Day, a crowd of supporters turns out in Florida to cheer Trump (VIDEO). rt.com Joe Biden may be in the White House, but the media are still obsessed with Donald Trump — as are his supporters, who organized an impromptu Presidents Day rally in Florida and cheered him as he drove back to Mar-a-Lago. | It was Trump's name and not Biden's that trended on social media Monday, as Americans observed a federal holiday inspired by their first president, George Washington. That was even before videos of a substantial crowd lining the road to Trump's resort in West Palm Beach, Florida began to appear. | This is unbelievable! 45 returns to Mar-a-Lago this afternoon, after an awesome day out on…

_____ (2021-02-15). Biden DOJ Files Appeal To Get Assange Extradited. popularresistance.org The liberal administration of Joe Biden proved itself to be no less an enemy of press freedom than Donald Trump when it filed an appeal at the UK High Court on Friday to get their hands on the journalist Julian Assange. | The appeal seeks to overturn a decision by Magistrate Vanessa Baraitser, who on Jan. 4, ruled that the WikiLeaks publisher was at heightened risk of suicide if he were to be extradited to the United States and face life in a U.S. super max prison. | Amnesty International on Thursday had joined an array of press freedom and human rights organizations, including Reporters Without Borders and Human…

teleSUR (2021-02-15). Substance of Trump's Impeachment Is Not in Dispute, Biden Says. telesurenglish.net U.S. President Joe Biden on Saturday said that though most Republican senators voted to acquit former President Donald Trump of inciting insurrection leading to the deadly violence on Capitol on Jan. 6, the "substance of the charge" in the impeachment trial was not in dispute. | RELATED: | "Even those opposed to the conviction, like Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, believe Donald Trump was guilty of a 'disgraceful…

commondreams (2021-02-15). President Biden: Pardon Non-Violent Federal Marijuana Offenses. commondreams.org ______________________________…

Medea Benjamin, Nicolas J.S. Davies (2021-02-15). Is Biden Committing Diplomatic Suicide Over the Iran Nuclear Agreement? commondreams.org American neocons and hawks, including those inside his own administration, appear to be flexing their muscles to kill Biden's commitment to diplomacy at birth, and his own hawkish foreign policy views make him dangerously susceptible to their arguments. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Dr. Leon Tressell (2021-02-15). US Changes Its Role in the Yemen War as It Seeks to Impose a 'Peace Deal' on Its Terms. globalresearch.ca All Global Research articles can be read in 27 languages by activating the "Translate Website" drop down menu on the top banner of our home page (Desktop version). | *** | In his

Prof. Mark Quigley (2021-02-15). The Fukushima Quake May be an Echo of the 2011 Disaster — And a Warning for the Future. asia-pacificresearch.com

Alan Macleod (2021-02-15). "Stop Interfering in Our Lives": Haitians Protesters Condemn US Support for Dictator. mintpressnews.com Protests in Haiti have led to hundreds of deaths yet have drawn little attention in the west, thanks in large part to its strongman leaders' continued loyalty to the United States.

WSWS (2021-02-15). This week in history: February 15-21. wsws.org 25 years ago: Wildcat strike over safety issues shuts down Warren Truck plantOn February 17, 1996, workers at the Warren Truck Assembly Plant, located in the northeastern suburbs of Detroit, went on a wildcat strike. The three-day walkout cost the company 1,800 units of production and came as a response to the firing of two union officials for opposing Chrysler's speed-up drive.

Sonali Kolhatkar (2021-02-15). Why Amazon Is Fighting So Hard to Stop Warehouse Workers From Unionizing. counterpunch.org Thousands of warehouse workers at an Amazon plant in Bessemer, Alabama, are at the center of a potentially game-changing union vote taking place right now. On February 8, the warehouse workers were sent ballots by mail to decide over the next seven weeks if they want to join the Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Union (RWDSU). Just

WSWS (2021-02-15). Australian students call for support for locked-out Coles warehouse workers. wsws.org The company's video last week "exposed that the union is working hand-in-glove with Coles management against the interests of the workers."

Prof Michel Chossudovsky (2021-02-15). Weather Warfare: Beware the US Military's Experiments with Climatic Warfare. globalresearch.ca 'Climatic warfare' has been excluded from the agenda on climate change.

Ben Norton (2021-02-15). US, OAS, Colombia try to steal Ecuador's election from popular socialist candidate, while spreading fake news. thegrayzone.com The US State Department is pushing a politicized vote recount, overseen by the coup-sponsoring OAS, after socialist Andrés Arauz won Ecuador's election in a landslide. Meanwhile Colombia's ex-president warns his country's "radical right" is "interfering" with "slander" and a "dirty game." GUAYAQUIL, ECUADOR — A popular socialist candidate, Andrés Arauz, won the first round of Ecuador's historic presidential election by a landslide on February 7. The leftist's overwhelming victory prompted the US State Department, the right-wing government of neighboring Colombia, …

Sonali Kolhatkar (2021-02-15). Why Amazon is fighting so hard to stop warehouse workers from unionizing. peoplesdispatch.org Workers at one of Amazon's warehouses are deciding whether or not to join a union. Amazon's union-busting efforts indicate just how important the vote is…

Peoples Dispatch (2021-02-15). Trump avoids conviction a second time. peoplesdispatch.org The US Senate passed a verdict on former president Donald Trump's role in the Capital riots of January 6, acquitting him of the charges of "incitement of insurrection". The verdict passed by the Senate on February 13, Saturday, had a vote division of 57-43 to convict Trump of the single article of impeachment passed by the US House of Representatives. But this fell far short of the two-majority, or 67 votes, required in the 100-member congressional chamber to convict the former president and to proceed towards the actions against him. | The swift trial that lasted barely a few days, had only arguments from the pr…

Mehr News Agency (2021-02-15). US building new military base at Iraq-Syria-Turkey triangle. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Feb. 15 (MNA) — The US-led Coalition is building another base military base at the Iraq-Syria-Turkey triangle in the Ain Dewar area in Al-Hasakah countryside.

Edward Curtin (2021-02-15). Opening the CIA's Can of Worms. 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 CIA and the media are part of the same criminal …

Edward Curtin (2021-02-15). Opening the CIA's Can of Worms. dissidentvoice.org "The CIA and the media are part of the same criminal conspiracy," wrote Douglas Valentine in his important book, The CIA As Organized Crime. This is true. The corporate mainstream media are stenographers for the national security state's ongoing psychological operations aimed at the American people, just as they have done the same for an …

Lee Fang (2021-02-15). Amazon Hired Anti-Union Consultant to Fight Alabama Organizing. zcomm.org The head of the Center for Independent Employees is paid $3,200 per day to thwart what could become Amazon's first unionized facility in the U.S.

Andrea Germanos, staff writer (2021-02-15). 'Biggest Risk' for Democrats on Minimum Wage, Says Top Sanders Aide, Is Not Raising It to $15. commondreams.org With the White House and legislative branch under their control, says Warren Gunnels, Democrats "must win" fight on behalf of working people. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

yenisafak (2021-02-15). Mashallah: | Ertugrul | actor praises Pakistani children for recreating scene from Turkish | saga. yenisafak.com The ever-strengthening bonds between Ankara and Islamabad reached a pinnacle following the success of Turkey's historical drama "Resurrection: Ertugrul," as Turkey's sultans and warriors made Pakistan their second home, signing multiple contracts with local brands, attending charity events, and even donating blood to children.Now, one special star of the sword-fighting saga, who shot to fame with Ertugrul, was particularly moved when Pakistani children recreated an epic battlefield scene from the smash hit TV series.Posting the viral video on his Instagram stories, Celal Al, best known for his character of Abdurr…

yenisafak (2021-02-15). US: Pro-India malware spying on Pakistan military. yenisafak.com Two malware programs on an Android-based platform that emerged in India have been spying on the Pakistani military, according to a US-based cybersecurity company.In a Feb. 10 statement, Lookout said it has discovered the two malware, Hornbill and SunBird, which are used by a cyber group named Confucius that first appeared in 2013 as "a state-sponsored, pro-India actor primarily pursuing Pakistani and other South Asian targets.""Targets of these tools include personnel linked to Pakistan's military, nuclear authorities, and Indian election officials in Kashmir," the statement said."Hornbill and SunBird have sophi…

yenisafak (2021-02-15). Yemen rebels claim drone attacks on 2 Saudi airports. yenisafak.com Rebel spokesman Yahya Saree said in a statement that Houthi drones were fired towards the Abha International Airport and the King Abdulaziz International Airport in Jeddah province."The strike was accurate," he claimed, adding that flights at the airports were suspended for two hours following the attacks.There was no comment from the Saudi-led coalition on the claim.The rebel movement regularly announces rocket and drone attacks on Saudi territories, saying they are a reaction to the Saudi-led coalition's assault on Yemen.Yemen has been wracked by violence and instability since 2014, when Houthi rebels captured…

MEE staff (2021-02-15). Feud between Congressman and UAE ambassador to US escalates online. middleeasteye.net Feud between Congressman and UAE ambassador to US escalates online | Congressman Ro Khanna calls for release of Yemeni journalist Adel al-Hasani after war of words with Yousef al-Otaiba | Mon, 02/15/2021 – 19: 25 | Congressman Ro Khanna first introduced a resolution to end US support for Saudi-led war in Yemen in September 2017 (AFP/File photo) | US Congressman Ro Khanna has called on the UAE to help secure th…

RT (2021-02-15). Texas implements rolling blackouts as state hit with most extreme snow & ice in years (VIDEOS). rt.com Many Texans have been left without power as the state is being hit with freezing temperatures and extreme snow and ice. Rolling blackouts have been implemented to help conserve an exhausted grid. | The Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT) called an "energy emergency alert three" early Monday, which includes rolling outages for not only homes, but businesses and city infrastructure. ERCOT warned residents that even traffic lights could be down during the blackouts. | has declared an EEA 3. Energy conservation is critical. Rotating outages are underway to reduce demand on the electric system. We urge Te…

RT (2021-02-15). Kids YouTube channel warns world would suffer if Bill Gates 'disappeared' in BIZARRE VIDEO praising 'respected billionaire'. rt.com An 'educational' YouTube channel targeting children has released a creepy video warning its young viewers that the world would become a much worse place if Microsoft founder Bill Gates and other billionaires disappeared. | In the bizarre video titled 'What if Bill Gates Disappeared?' and labeled with the hashtags #kids, #children, and #education, the narrator cautions that if Gates disappeared, "a highly respected billionaire will be missed by many." | Released in January, but only gaining attention in recent days, the animation shows two cartoon men labeled as 'Clean Energy' and 'Doctors Association', crying…

Jessica Corbett, staff writer (2021-02-15). 'More Challenging This Year Than Last': UN Envoy Warns Global Food Crisis Getting Worse, Not Better. commondreams.org "We need to look at how we as human beings manage the planet," says Agnes Kalibata, who is leading efforts to convene a food systems summit. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

_____ (2021-02-15). How Conspiracy Theorizing May Soon Get You Labelled a 'Domestic Terrorist'. strategic-culture.org Conspiracies for good and for evil do exist now, as they have from time immemorial, Matthew Ehret writes. The only question is which intention do you want to devote your life towards? | If you are starting to feel like forces controlling the governments of the west are out to get you, then it is likely that you are either a paranoid nut job, or a stubborn realist. | Either way, it means that you have some major problems on your hands. | If you don't happen to find yourself among the tinfoil hat-wearing strata of conspiracy theorists waiting in a bunker for aliens to either strike down or save society from the sha…

Patrik Paulov (2021-02-15). The Gulf War 30 Years Ago: Memories From a Shelter in Baghdad. commondreams.org On February 13, 1991, a horrific massacre took place in Baghdad, the capital of Iraq. The U.S. coalition bombed a shelter and killed more than 400 people. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

commondreams (2021-02-15). Sunrise Movement Statement on Trump Acquittal: Warns if Dems Don't Abolish the Filibuster, Future Presidents Days will Celebrate a 2nd Term Trump. commondreams.org ______________________________…

Binoy Kampmark (2021-02-15). Lobbying for Gain: Nick Warner and Australia's Revolving Door. dissidentvoice.org Governments have an almost crippling trouble appreciating conflicts of interest. Since tentacle-heavy lobby groups decided to move into the world's capitals to make the case for their clients, the revolving door has become the sickening feature of politics. Former bureaucrats, public service officials and elected representatives find few problems with joining the very lobby groups …

WSWS (2021-02-15). Democrats' impeachment cover-up leaves coup-plotter Trump emboldened. wsws.org The Democrats deliberately protected Trump's co-conspirators, including the Republican House and Senate members who sought to overturn the election and those forces within the state who worked with Trump to orchestrate a stand-down of federal forces.

Stephen Lendman (2021-02-15). Trump Acquitted of Phony Charge as Expected. 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). | *** | It's all over but…

Matthew Rothschild (2021-02-15). The Lessons of Impeachment. progressive.org History will record Trump's acquittal as a shameful abdication on the part of Republican senators.

Ken Livingstone (2021-02-15). Trump Has Gone — Time to End US Sanctions on Cuba, Nicaragua and Venezuela. 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 United States has an extensive sanctions programme affecting two dozen …

Ron Jacobs (2021-02-15). Trump: Turning Losing Into Winning. counterpunch.org Donald Trump's political career provides top-notch evidence that the US political system is designed to keep wealthy white supremacists in power. Several million more voters voted for his opponent in the 2016 presidential election yet he became president. In 2021, fourteen more Senators voted to convict him of incitement to insurrection in his impeachment trial,

Robert S. Becker (2021-02-15). GOP free fall opens progressive doors—Rethug acquittal confirms party bankruptcy. nationofchange.org The Senate trial could not have turned out better for anti-Trump forces—and more damaging for defenders of the Misfit-in-chief.

Jeet Heer (2021-02-15). Impeachment Was Only the Beginning. thenation.com Impeachment Was Only the Beginning…

Jaime Garcia, Rick Treviño (2021-02-15). Mapping the Trump Meridian in Texas. thenation.com Mapping the Trump Meridian in Texas…

MEE staff (2021-02-15). Trump wanted to 'take out' Syria's President Assad, former adviser claims. middleeasteye.net Trump wanted to 'take out' Syria's President Assad, former adviser claims | KT McFarland, who served as deputy national security adviser, said the former president was enraged after seeing pictures of suspected sarin gas attack | Mon, 02/15/2021 – 16: 16 | The Trump administration responded to the 2017 gas attack by firing dozens of cruise missiles at a Syrian air base where the gas was allegedly housed (AFP)…

RT (2021-02-15). Trump critics rage against 'American Idol' for 'rehabbing' Kellyanne Conway after her daughter auditions. rt.com Former White House official Kellyanne Conway appeared on 'American Idol' to support her 16-year-old daughter Claudia, but the moment is being slammed for giving a positive image to the Trump ally. | Claudia Conway was accompanied during her audition for 'Idol' by her father, vocal Trump critic George Conway, but her mother appeared via video chat before and after to show support for her. | "Remember, honey. Winners are people who are willing to lose," she said at one point to Claudia, who made it to the next round of auditions after performing both Rihanna's 'Love on the Brain' and Adele's 'When We Were Young'

Jon Queally, staff writer (2021-02-15). 'We Must Get to the Truth': Pelosi Announces Far-Reaching Probe Into Insurrection Incited by Trump. commondreams.org "To protect our security, our next step will be to establish an outside, independent 9/11-type Commission," said House Speaker. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Jon Queally, staff writer (2021-02-15). 'Bring On the Evidence. Bring On the Witnesses': After GOP Refuses to Convict, Criminal Prosecution of Trump Demanded. commondreams.org "Trump incited an insurrection to overthrow the elected government of the United States. 43 senators stood with him. It does not end here." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Kenny Stancil, staff writer (2021-02-15). After Trump Acquittal by GOP, Sunrise Movement Says 'Time Is Now to Abolish the Filibuster'. commondreams.org "If Democrats don't deliver in this moment, future Presidents Days will recognize Trump's second term." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Kenny Stancil, staff writer (2021-02-15). Poll Shows Nearly 60% in US Believe Senate Should Have Convicted Trump. commondreams.org Over three-quarters believe senators voted based on partisan politics, compared with 23% who think they voted based on the facts. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Staff (2021-02-15). Trump Acquitted in Senate Impeachment Trial After Lawmakers Refuse to Call Witnesses. democracynow.org The Senate voted 57 to 43 to convict Donald Trump for inciting the January 6 insurrection, but the vote fell short of the two-thirds majority needed to find the former president guilty. Seven Republicans voted with Democrats to convict, making it the most bipartisan impeachment trial verdict ever. House impeachment managers did not include any witnesses, after Republicans threatened to prolong the trial for weeks or even months and grind other congressional business to a halt if witnesses were called to testify. Instead, a single statement by Congressmember Jaime Herrera Beutler was entered into the record before…

Staff (2021-02-15). Conservative Lawyer Bruce Fein: Trump's Acquittal Gives Future Presidents License to Break the Law. democracynow.org As the Senate votes to acquit former President Donald Trump for inciting the January 6 insurrection at the U.S. Capitol, we speak with constitutional lawyer and former Reagan administration official Bruce Fein, who says the insurrection was not just an attack on the U.S. Capitol, but "an effort, basically, to destroy the rule of law and the Constitution itself." Fein says failure to convict Trump will give license to future presidents to break the law. "It really is quite frightening that now we have a precedent that says a president has the right to do anything he wants, that he wishes to, without sanction," he…

Sarah Anderson (2021-02-15). Expose the Insurrection Financiers. counterpunch.org Throughout his scorching indictment of President Trump, lead impeachment manager Jamie Raskin wove in quotes from eminent historic minds, including this one from his late father, Institute for Policy Studies co-founder Marcus Raskin: "Democracy needs a ground to stand on and that ground is the truth." Raskin's trial team exposed a great deal of truth

Robert Reich (2021-02-15). Out of the Ashes of Trump, Will the US Finally Bury Reaganism? commondreams.org Ronald Reagan convinced the nation that big government was the problem. It was rubbish. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

yenisafak (2021-02-15). Zimbabwe receives 200,000 doses of Sinopharm vaccine. yenisafak.com Zimbabwe received the first shipment of a coronavirus vaccine on Monday, the country's health minister said.The shipment, containing a donation of 200,000 doses of Sinopharm vaccine from China, arrived at the country's Robert Gabriel Mugabe International Airport in the capital Harare. Health Minister Constantino Chiwenga and China's ambassador, Guo Shaochun, were present at the airport.Last Friday, the Zimbabwean government indicated that the country's coronavirus immunization program would begin this week.Zimbabwe is also expected receive another batch of 600,000 doses of the vaccine from China soon.According to…

Vasko Kohlmayer (2021-02-15). The Great Vaccine Scam. 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). | *** | "South Africa suspends Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine rollout after researchers report minimal protection …

Stephen Cockburn (2021-02-15). Big Pharma Must Share Their Vaccine Knowledge and Technology With the World—Now. commondreams.org To stop the global pandemic, rich countries need to stop hoarding vaccines. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Mehr News Agency (2021-02-15). Russia welcomes China's offer to return US to JCPOA. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Feb. 15 (MNA) — Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov says Moscow welcomes China's offer to hold a multilateral meeting to return the United States to the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JPCOA).

teleSUR (2021-02-15). Ecuador: Presidential Candidate Lasso Refuses Vote Recount. telesurenglish.net Ecuador's Creating Opportunities (CREO) Presidential candidate Guillermo Lasso on Sunday withdrew from the agreement reached with Pachakutik's candidate Yaku Perez on vote recount. | RELATED: | Previously, on Friday, the National Electoral Council (CNE) announced that the two candidates competing for second place had agreed that the votes for the Feb. 7 elections be fully counted in the Guayas province again. They…

Yanis Iqbal (2021-02-15). Elections in Ecuador — The Fight Against Neoliberalism. zcomm.org Please Help ZNet Photo by max.ku/Shutterstock Ecuador's leftist candidate Andrés Arauz has won the first round of the country's presidential elections held on 7 February, 2021, garnering 31.5% of the vote. An economist and former minister in socialist president Rafael Correa's government, he has led the ticket for the Union for Hope coalition — what

RT (2021-02-15). Minneapolis releases $6.4mn to police to hire new recruits, as depleted force struggles with soaring crime after calls to defund. rt.com The Minneapolis City Council voted unanimously to give police an extra $6.4 million in funding to hire new officers amid a steep increase in violent crime. Dozens of officers quit or went on leave after the George Floyd protests. | The City Council voted on Friday to greenlight the release of funds from a Public Safety Staffing Reserve Fund which was set up last year. Police called on lawmakers to boost their budget, citing a lack of officers to deal with the wave of violent crime, as the number of people suffering gunshots wounds grew 250 percent in the first three weeks of the year compared to last year. The…

teleSUR (2021-02-15). Venezuela to Resume Face-to-Face Classes Partially in March. telesurenglish.net Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro Sunday informed that his country will partially resume face-to-face classes as of March complying with "all necessary health measures to prevent contagion." | RELATED: | "The return to the classroom will be carried out under a strict biosecurity protocol to preserve students' health," Maduro highlighted, adding that the vaccination campaign will kick off in the next few days. | In early…

Eds. (2021-02-15). Preliminary findings of the visit to the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela by the Special Rapporteur on the negative impact of unilateral coercive measures on the enjoyment of human rights. mronline.org The United Nations Special Rapporteur on the negative impact of unilateral coercive measures on the enjoyment of human rights, Ms. Alena Douhan, visited the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela from 1 to 12 February 2021. She thanks the Government of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela for enabling and supporting her visit to the country. The purpose …

Paul Dobson (2021-02-15). UN Special Rapporteur Blasts 'Devastating' and 'Illegal' US and EU Sanctions against Venezuela. venezuelanalysis.com UN Human Rights expert Alena Douhan called for sanctions to be lifted and revised.

MEE staff (2021-02-15). Iran denies ownership of seized oil tanker, tells Washington to 'stop acts of piracy'. middleeasteye.net Iran denies ownership of seized oil tanker, tells Washington to 'stop acts of piracy' | United States seized Liberian-flagged tanker earlier this month, forcing ship to anchor outside Texas port | Mon, 02/15/2021 – 16: 13 | The US Justice Department on 14 August 2020 confirmed it had seized fuel cargo aboard four tankers sent by Iran to crisis-wracked Venezuela (AFP/File photo) | The seizure of a cargo of oil…

Alan Macleod (2021-02-15). "Shame on You, New York Times!" Scientists Speak Out Over Media Disinformation on China. mintpressnews.com ATexas teenager has been forced to use her entire college savings to prevent her single mother from being evicted after she lost her job amid a raging pandemic. Alondra Carmona of Houston made the Some of the world's top scientists are condemning The New York Times for what they describe as a highly misleading hit job…

Askiah Adam (2021-02-15). Military Coup: The Myanmar-China Nexus. asia-pacificresearch.com

Online News Editor (2021-02-15). Independence movement majority grows in Catalonia as Socialists win at polls. laprensalatina.com Barcelona, Spain, Feb 14 (efe-epa).- The independence movement increased its majority in the regional elections in Catalonia on Sunday, despite a narrow win by the Socialist Party. The ultra-right, which had been non-existent in the Catalan parliamentary and political scene, burst into fourth place. More than 5 million Catalans were called to participate in atypical …

WSWS (2021-02-15). US Bureau of Labor Statistics reports 5,333 workers died on the job in 2019, or one every 99 minutes. wsws.org The BLS report shows three consecutive years of increasing worker fatality rates in the US, even before the coronavirus pandemic.

WSWS (2021-02-15). Austrian government ends lockdown despite spread of coronavirus variant. wsws.org Schools and commerce will be fully reopened despite the fact that infection and death rates remain high and very contagious viral variants are rapidly spreading in the country.

Swiss Policy Research (2021-02-15). Why the Flu Has 'Disappeared'. 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). | *** | Why has the flu disappeared since the beginning of the coronavirus …

yenisafak (2021-02-15). In-person education partially resumes in Turkey. yenisafak.com Amid strict health protocols, Turkey opened village schools and kindergartens for full-time in-person education, the country's education minister said Monday.Speaking at the opening ceremony of the second semester in the eastern province of Igdir, Ziya Selcuk said: "As of now, we have opened around 6,000 unified classrooms in primary schools and 2,700 kindergartens for in-person education full-time in our villages, while our other students continue remote learning."After months of schools being closed in an effort to stem the spread of the novel coronavirus, students in grades eight and 12 preparing for high sch…

Online News Editor (2021-02-15). UK hotel quarantine starts for arrivals from high-risk countries. laprensalatina.com London, Feb 15 (efe-epa).- All citizens and permanent residents of the United Kingdom returning from high-risk countries to England will have to undergo a mandatory hotel quarantine starting Monday in a bid to curb the spread of new variants of the coronavirus pandemic. The UK government has released a "red list" that has 33 countries …

Online News Editor (2021-02-15). Virologists call for total confinement in Italy. laprensalatina.com Rome, Feb 15 (efe-epa).- Italian experts including the health minister's consultant on the pandemic Walter Ricciardi on Monday said the new government led by economist Mario Draghi should enforce a lockdown for at least one month to curb the rapid spread of the so-called United Kingdom variant of the coronavirus, which is more virulent than …

Craig Collins (2021-02-15). Can We Exit This Road to Ruin? counterpunch.org Our stagnating global economy is running low on energy, ravaging the planet, and marinating in its own toxins. But it's a mistake to think capitalism can't persist without growth. Capitalism's prime directive is profit, not growth. Of course, an expanding economic pie creates greater opportunities for profit. And, in the long run, a profit-driven system may fail without it. But those who profit from this system are not about to throw up their hands and walk off the stage of history just because boom has turned to bust.

Eds. (2021-02-15). The ideology and practice of the Red Nation. mronline.org Who are The Red Nation? Let them tell you.

Dean Baker (2021-02-15). How Will Our Children Know They Face a Crushing Debt Burden? cepr.net That may seem like a silly question. Of course they will know because there are a number of well-funded policy shops that will be spewing out endless papers and columns telling them that they are facing a crushing debt burden. And, because these policy shops are well-funded and well-connected we can be sure that major …

Staff (2021-02-15). The government murdered Fred Hampton. Will it ever be held accountable? therealnews.com The individuals responsible for the assassination of Fred Hampton and Mark Clark have passed away, but the government apparatus designed to persecute dissenters, from the Black Panther Party to water protectors at Standing Rock, is still intact.

Richard D. Wolff (2021-02-15). The Centers of Global Capitalism Are Migrating Away From the U.S., Europe and Japan. counterpunch.org The blunt truth of modern economic development is this: capitalism is leaving its old centers and relocating to its new centers. About this leaving we can and should borrow the phrase: this changes everything.

Eds. (2021-02-15). Water futures: the latest battleground in the defence of the fundamental right to water. mronline.org Stock market trading in water futures is the latest battleground in the defense of the fundamental right to water.

Gabriel Kuhn (2021-02-15). What Happened to the Anarchist Century? counterpunch.org The timing of this essay is peculiar. It revisits a 2004 article written by Andrej Grubacic and David Graeber, "Anarchism, or The Revolutionary Movement of the Twenty-First Century." I first conceived of writing it in the summer of 2020. In September that year, David Graeber passed away. As for many, the news came as a

MEE staff (2021-02-15). 'Baseless allegations': Iran denies plotting to attack UAE embassy in Ethiopia. middleeasteye.net 'Baseless allegations': Iran denies plotting to attack UAE embassy in Ethiopia | Tehran rubbishes US and Israeli claims it was behind foiled attack, saying 'neither Ethiopia nor the Emirates said anything about Iranian interference' | Mon, 02/15/2021 – 18: 55 | Ethiopian authorities arrested 15 people in an alleged plot to attack UAE's embassy in Addis Ababa (AFP/File photo) | Iran has denied US and Israeli cl…

RT (2021-02-15). Sean Penn mocked for 'religious ignorance' after he calls Satan 'Satin' and assumes protestants follow the Vatican. rt.com Hollywood actor and liberal activist Sean Penn was ridiculed on social media after he appeared to assume evangelical Protestants are led by the Vatican, and referred to Satan as "Satin." | "Evangelical leaders should themselves be impeached by the Vatican if they themselves don't follow Nikki Haley's lead & clearly state they should not have followed Satin into the bowels of hell. But, perhaps they are too busy at sex parties,"

CP Editor (2021-02-15). Dr. Hanan Ashrawi on the Future for Palestine. counterpunch.org

Shatha Hammad (2021-02-15). Palestine: Lawyers rally against 'intrusion on judiciary' after controversial decrees. middleeasteye.net Palestine: Lawyers rally against 'intrusion on judiciary' after controversial decrees | Ex-judges join the sit-ins to condemn 'power-hungry moves' by the Palestinian Authority in the absence of a parliament | Mon, 02/15/2021 – 09: 51 | Lawyers and former judges call for protection of judicial independence, outside the Palestinian Legislative Council in Ramallah on 9 February (MEE/Shatha Hammad) | T…

MEE staff (2021-02-15). Houthis claim fresh drone strikes on Saudi airports. middleeasteye.net Houthis claim fresh drone strikes on Saudi airports | The alleged attacks on Jeddah and Abha come amid a surge in violence as Yemeni movement pursues offensive in Marib | Mon, 02/15/2021 – 16: 33 | Smoke billows during clashes between forces loyal to Yemen's Saudi-backed government and Houthi rebel fighters in al-Jadaan area about 50 kilometres northwest of Marib in central Yemen (AFP) | Houthi drones struck t…

Ragip Soylu (2021-02-15). Turkey: Hundreds arrested after PKK's execution of 13 hostages. middleeasteye.net Turkey: Hundreds arrested after PKK's execution of 13 hostages | Erdogan lashes out at United States for allegedly providing Kurdish militants with weapons | Mon, 02/15/2021 – 13: 48 | The funerals of three Turkish military personnel killed in Iraq, at the Ahmet Hamdi Akseki Mosque, Ankara, on 12 February 2021 (AFP) | Turkey on Monday announced the detention of 718 people suspected of having links to the…

Nadda Osman (2021-02-15). Backlash in Morocco as Algerian show features puppet of King Mohammed VI. middleeasteye.net Backlash in Morocco as Algerian show features puppet of King Mohammed VI | Supporters of the 57-year-old monarch decry his satirical depiction as a 'red-line' | Mon, 02/15/2021 – 13: 43 | A puppet of the Moroccan king is quizzed about controversial topics on an Algerian show on 13 February 2021 (Screengrab/YouTube) | A satirical show broadcast on the Algerian Echorouk channel on Saturday has provoked ang…

MEE staff (2021-02-15). HRW slams Saudi textbooks over 'hateful language' against Shia, Sufi practices. middleeasteye.net HRW slams Saudi textbooks over 'hateful language' against Shia, Sufi practices | Rights group said despite progress more reform was needed to purge hateful language from school textbooks | Mon, 02/15/2021 – 21: 18 | Saudi students sit for their final high school exams in Jeddah on 24 May 2015 (AFP/File photo) | Shia and Sufi Islamic traditions and practices continue to be portrayed negatively in Saudi school r…

Mustafa Abu Sneineh (2021-02-15). Leading Palestinian poet Mourid Barghouti dies aged 77. middleeasteye.net Leading Palestinian poet Mourid Barghouti dies aged 77 | The poet spent most of his life in exile in 46 houses in three continents, as he told Middle East Eye in 2019 | Mon, 02/15/2021 – 10: 49 | Barghouti was born in the village of Deir Ghassaneh, near Ramallah, in the occupied West Bank in 1944 (social media) | The leading Palestinian poet and novelist Mourid Al-Barghouti has di…

MEE and agencies (2021-02-15). Syrian army 'intercepted' Israeli missile strike over Damascus. middleeasteye.net Syrian army 'intercepted' Israeli missile strike over Damascus | Damascus did not specify the number of casualties or targets struck by Israel | Mon, 02/15/2021 – 07: 14 | Israeli officials said it had struck 500 Iranian targets inside Syria in 2020 (AFP) | Syria on Monday said it had intercepted Israeli missiles flying over Damascus as Israel continues to target Iranian military outposts…

MEE and agencies (2021-02-15). Israeli missile strikes 'kill six non-Syrian militia fighters' near Damascus. middleeasteye.net Israeli missile strikes 'kill six non-Syrian militia fighters' near Damascus | Syria's army said it intercepted a 'sizeable' number of the missile strikes over Damascus | Mon, 02/15/2021 – 07: 14 | Israeli officials said their forces struck 500 military targets in Syria in 2020, many of them Iranian-backed (AFP) | Israeli missile strikes against several targets in Syria killed at least six…

Areeb Ullah (2021-02-15). Saudi woman handed death penalty for murder of Bangladeshi maid. middleeasteye.net Saudi woman handed death penalty for murder of Bangladeshi maid | Abiron Begum Ansar was beaten to death by her employers in Riyadh | Mon, 02/15/2021 – 12: 29 | Ansar's family said her body was 'unrecognisable' when it was repatriated back to Bangladesh seven months after her murder (Supplied) | A criminal court in Riyadh on Sunday handed a Saudi national the death penalty for the murder of a Bangladeshi…

Areeb Ullah (2021-02-15). Saudi national handed death penalty for murder of Bangladeshi woman. middleeasteye.net Saudi national handed death penalty for murder of Bangladeshi woman | Abiron Begum Ansar was beaten to death by her employers in Riyadh | Mon, 02/15/2021 – 12: 29 | Ansar's family said her body was 'unrecognisable' when it was repatriated back to Bangladesh seven months after her murder (Supplied) | A criminal court in Riyadh on Sunday handed a Saudi national the death penalty for the murder of a Banglad…

RT (2021-02-15). 'You've won': 1619 Project creator who doxxed conservative reporter 'taking a break' from Twitter over abuse. rt.com New York Times reporter Nikole Hannah-Jones is "taking a break" from Twitter, claiming she has been consistently harassed on the platform after she doxxed a conservative journalist who asked her about old controversial tweets. | "I know I haven't always exemplified grace on here," Hannah-Jones, who is behind the Times' controversial 1619 Project, tweeted on Sunday, possibly referring to a post from last week in which she doxxed a conservative reporter. | Hannah-Jones went on to lash out at conservative journalists, who have been her main critics, and claimed she has been harassed consistently on Twitter. | My…

RT (2021-02-15). Why was Capitol police chief's request for National Guard denied ahead of riot? Republicans ask Nancy Pelosi. rt.com House GOP seeking to learn why the National Guard wasn't in place to prevent the January 6 Capitol riot and what took them so long to arrive are blaming Speaker Nancy Pelosi for denying them access to evidence. | Even though then-chief of the Capitol Police Steve Sund requested the troops on January 4, he was denied by Sergeant-at-Arms Paul Irving and told it would be bad "optics," according to an open letter four GOP ranking members of House committees sent to Pelosi on Monday. | #BREAKING: @RodneyDavis, RT (2021-02-15). Majority of Americans want 3rd party as support for idea PEAKS amid disappointment in both Democrats and Republicans — poll. rt.com A new Gallup poll has found support for a major third political party steadily rising as more people than ever refer to themselves as Independents while Republicans and Democrats are dropping in approval. | Just last September, Gallup On top…

RT (2021-02-15). 'We will not be canceled': Social media platform Parler RELAUNCHES after being axed by Big Tech following Capitol riots. rt.com Social media app Parler is back online after being booted off the servers of Amazon Web Services last month in the wake of the Capitol riots, after it was accused of allowing threats of violence to be shared on the platform.

Paul Antonopoulos (2021-02-15). Washington to Organize Ukraine, Georgia and Moldova to Challenge Russia in the Black Sea. globalresearch.ca All Global Research articles can be read in 27 languages by activating the "Translate Website" drop down menu on the top banner of our home page (Desktop version). | *** | One of Washington's main strategic objectives is to consolidate and organize …

M. K. Bhadrakumar (2021-02-15). US-Indian Strategic Construct of Western Indian Ocean Runs into Headwinds. asia-pacificresearch.com

WSWS (2021-02-15). Teachers from Maryland's Eastern Shore speak out against school reopenings. wsws.org Three teachers from the Eastern Shore of Maryland recently spoke to the World Socialist Web Site Educators Newsletter about the reopening of schools and their reasons for joining the Educators Rank-and-File Safety Committee. Their names have been changed to protect them from retaliation by both their school system and union.

WSWS (2021-02-15). Karen Lewis, former president of the Chicago Teachers Union, dies at 67. wsws.org Lewis' death prompted an outpouring of sympathy and praise from the corporate media, fellow union officials and the Democratic Socialists of America, but a closer examination of her record tells a very different story.

_____ (2021-02-15). The Fascist 'Big Lies' — Deceptive Names Are Back. strategic-culture.org We should remain vigilant against the far-right, which continues to misappropriate the historical and traditional names of the parties of labor, the popular masses, equality, and progressivism, Wayne Madsen writes. | From 1920 to 1945, the formal name of the German Nazi Party was the National Socialist German Workers' Party, abbreviated NSDAP in German. Despite its name, there was nothing even remotely "socialist" or "workers" related about the Nazi Party. Its very foundation was t o combat the influence of labor unions, particularly those closely-linked to the Socialists or Communists. Socialist ideology, whethe…

_____ (2021-02-15). Portland Indigenous Land Defenders Address Targeted Violence. popularresistance.org On the early morning of February 5th in downtown Portland, members of Oregon's Indigenous Tribes held a press conference at Portland City Hall among a large showing of community. | They addressed the violent targeting and violations of their right to protest and practice religious ceremonies by federal ICE (Immigration and Customs Enforcement) agents and Portland police officers. | This targeting took place while Tribal members were holding an Indigenous religious ceremony to honor ICE detainees and commemorate the lives of those lost while in federal custody. | A press release from Indigenous Bloc quoted an unna…

_____ (2021-02-15). Indigenous Water Protector Jailed For Refusing To Cooperate With Grand Jury. popularresistance.org Bismarck, North Dakota – Water Protector Steve Martinez is confined in Burleigh County Detention Center after refusing, on principle, to give testimony before a federal grand jury. This Grand Jury, like the one at which Martinez refused to testify three years ago, ostensibly involves a criminal investigation into events leading to the grievous injury of Water Protector Sophia Wilansky. It has been the position of Morton County, ND that Ms. Wilansky was not injured as a result of excessive force by law enforcement, but by the actions of Water Protectors. In a federal civil rights lawsuit against Morton County, how…

Mehr News Agency (2021-02-15). 80 Taliban members were killed in 7 Afghanistan's provinces. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Feb. 16 (MNA) — The Afghan Ministry of Defense announced that 80 Taliban members were killed and several others were wounded in clashes with government forces in 7 provinces in the past 24 hours.

Editor (2021-02-15). Chris Hedges: Cancel Culture, Where Liberalism Goes to Die. scheerpost.com By Chris Hedges / Original to ScheerPost The Rev. Will Campbell was forced out of his position as director of religious life at the University of Mississippi in 1956 because of his calls for integration. He escorted Black children through a hostile mob in 1957 to integrate Little Rock's Central High School. He was the only white person that was invited to be part of the group that founded Martin… |

_____ (2021-02-15). On Contact: Boxing White Supremacy. popularresistance.org On the show this week, Chris Hedges talks to Professor Gerald Horne about the importance of boxing in the shattering of white supremacy. Professor Horne's new book is 'The Bittersweet Science: Racism, Racketeering and the Political Economy of Boxing'.

teleSUR (2021-02-15). Mexican Authorities Rescue 108 Migrants Near US Border. telesurenglish.net Mexico's National Guard officers Sunday rescued 108 Central American migrants, who were crammed into a truck heading for the U.S. border. | RELATED: | The National Institute of Migration (INM) reported that authorities noticed a truck attached to a semi-trailer traveling on the Monterrey-Reynosa highway, in the General Bravo municipality, Nuevo Leon state. | The agents intercepted the truck before it entered a security…

WSWS (2021-02-15). British government jails migrants as "people smugglers," excludes and mistreats child migrants. wsws.org The continued pursuit by the Conservative government of a "hostile environment" for those seeking shelter in the UK is devoid of any decency and boundaries…

yenisafak (2021-02-15). 'Nothing can justify terror': Germany on PKK massacre. yenisafak.com The German government on Monday expressed condolences over the massacre of 13 Turkish citizens by the terror group PKK in northern Iraq, saying no such action could be justified."We would like to extend our most heartfelt condolences to the families of the victims," Foreign Ministry deputy spokeswoman Andrea Sasse told a news conference in Berlin."Nothing can justify terror. International humanitarian law must be fully respected in armed conflicts," she added.The Turkish nationals, who had been held captive for several years by the PKK, were executed by the group in Gara, northern Iraq over the weekend, during Tu…

_____ (2021-02-15). Louisville Is Failing Homeless People This Winter. popularresistance.org As much of Louisville remains under a layer of ice and with another winter storm on the way, the city is doing nothing to keep alive its homeless population, several advocates contended Saturday evening. | Leaders from local homeless outreach organizations spoke in front of Hotel Louisville Saturday night, demanding city leaders address what they called a humanitarian crisis. | Donny Greene, co-founder of Feed Louisville, said the city has given excuses for not helping people left outside in the below-freezing temperatures, contending there is no shelter space available. | "The truth of the matter is the city is…

UFCLP (2021-02-15). Saturday 2/20: SF Solidarity Action: Victory To Bessemer Amazon Workers-Stop Bezos Union Busting. indybay.org Whole Foods 24th St. Store | 3950 24th St. | San Francisco…

The Canary (2021-02-15). Protests in India over arrest of climate activist. thecanary.co Scores of people have demonstrated in the Indian cities of Bengaluru and Mumbai after a climate activist was arrested for circulating a document on social media supporting months of massive protests by farmers. | Disha Ravi was arrested in Bengaluru on Saturday. | Police said at a news conference on Monday that the document spread misinformation about the farmer protests on the outskirts of New Delhi and "tarnished the image of India". | They say Ravi shared the document with Swedish teenage climate activist Greta Thunberg, who tweeted it earlier this month. | Activists hold placards demanding the release of Indi…

Jessica Corbett, staff writer (2021-02-15). #ReleaseDishaRavi: Global Outrage After India Arrests Climate Activist Over Farmer Protest Toolkit Shared by Greta Thunberg. commondreams.org Ravi's arrest "is an unprecedented attack on democracy," said Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal. "Supporting our farmers is not a crime." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

yenisafak (2021-02-15). Turkey bids farewell to citizens massacred by PKK. yenisafak.com Funeral services are being held across Turkey on Monday for citizens martyred by PKK terror group in northern Iraq, with attendees chanting slogans against terrorists.Gendarmerie Private Suleyman Sungur, 27, was laid to rest in his hometown in the southeastern Siirt province.His mother Sirin and father Salih were present in the ceremony, which was attended by the provincial gendarmerie commander, Gen. Arif Cetin, as well as many other officials and citizens.Following the funeral prayer, citizens chanted slogans against the PKK terror group, calling for an end to it.On Sunday, Turkish National Defense Minister Hul…

Lynda Carson (2021-02-15). New Music Releases By Lynda Carson Includes The Pandemic Blues, And 7 Other Songs. indybay.org The music being posted here was recorded recently on a wonderful 13 year old iMac computer seen in the photo, with an old wood carving overhead of the winged goddess Dadari, which is a wood carving that is well over 100 years old from the island of Bali.

Eli Cahan (2021-02-15). Pandemic-Fueled Alcohol Abuse Creates Wave of Hospitalizations for Liver Diseas. zcomm.org As the pandemic sends thousands of recovering alcoholics into relapse, hospitals across the country have reported dramatic increases in alcohol-related admissions for critical diseases like alcoholic hepatitis and liver failure…

yenisafak (2021-02-15). Married couples coming to therapy on rise during pandemic in Turkey. yenisafak.com Therapist Gunes Kucuk told Anadolu Agency that the pandemic impacted married and unmarried couples from different angles and at different levels."As this process continued, somatic conditions such as anxiety disorders, panic attacks, depression, acute stress disorder, and post-traumatic stress disorder began to be seen more," said Kucuk.Mentioning that families were affected at different levels according to their cultural, structural, social, and economic status within themselves, she told the agency that families with "strong social support were stronger in coping with the process despite everything.""Families w…

Shawgi Tell (2021-02-15). Vaccinations and Stimulus Packages Won't Mend the Economy. dissidentvoice.org The social and economic destruction engulfing the U.S. and dozens of other countries remains out of everyone's control and more chaos, instability, and insecurity now mark the global landscape. The ruling elite have repeatedly shown their inability to tackle any serious problems effectively. They are at a loss for how to deal with current problems …

Richard Rhames (2021-02-15). Rural Lament: Wet and Waiting for Chicken. counterpunch.org It's early February. An old farmer adage cautions that, "Half your wood and half your hay, you should have on Candlemas Day." (That's Groundhog Day for the dazzling urbanites out there.) We still find it to be a pretty good rule-of-thumb, and we've only used about half the wood in the shed so far. Media

Dr. Rudolf Hà§nsel (2021-02-15). The Enforcement of a "New Normal": "The Deadly Human Experiment with Vaccination" 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). | *** | Lawyer Dr. Reiner Fuellmich, Corona Committee Foundation, demands after the public …

Uriel Araujo (2021-02-15). Qatar Urges Gulf Countries to Talk with Tehran and Ankara. 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). | *** | Last Monday, US General Frank McKenzie stated that the US shall …

QUDSN (2021-02-15). Canada Buys Drones 'Israel' "Tested" on Palestinians. 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). | *** | Canada is purchasing a "civilian" version of the Hermes 900 drone …

Daniel Nuebold (2021-02-15). How the economic doctrine of salvation is changing education. indybay.org Economy always takes place in social contexts – even more: It is itself a result of social contexts. In this respect, a discussion in the context of sociology, culture or politics is essential. However, this insight is already missing in academic economics.

Ronald Suárez Rivas (2021-02-15). Cuba: Millions for Democracy Made in USA. 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). | *** | Although the effort has never produced the results expected by its …

WSWS (2021-02-15). Pro-democracy demonstrations return to Thailand despite increased repression. wsws.org The military-backed government of Prayuth Chan-ocha is cracking down on participants of last year's protest movement in an effort to silence political opposition.

Tomorrow Will Be Better Than Today (2021-02-15). 60 Past Animal And Plants Rights Victories. indybay.org The consciousness of the world is reaching critical mass.

Peoples Dispatch (2021-02-15). Sporadic protests in Bahrain on tenth anniversary of Arab Spring. peoplesdispatch.org Scores of Bahrainis took to the streets on Sunday marking the tenth anniversary of the anti-government Arab Spring protests. The protests of 2011 were suppressed by the ruling al-Khalifa family with the aid of Saudi Arabia and other monarchies…

Jody Sokolower (2021-02-15). Karen Lewis Explains Why Teachers Unions Are Essential. progressive.org Lewis, the former president of the Chicago Teachers Union, passed away on February 8. Here are her lessons on organizing, going on strike, and the importance of listening to the rank and file.

UUSF Forum (2021-02-15). Sunday 2/21: How to Achieve a Complete, Inclusive Immigration Reform: Moral and Economic Foundation. indybay.org Join Zoom Meeting | zoom.us/j/2200241232?pwd=aCt1dWI0OGxUdUx… | Meeting ID: 220 024 1232 | Passcode: 328697 | One tap mobile | +16699006833,,2200241232#,,,,*328697# US (San Jose) | +12532158782,,2200241232#,,,,*328697# US (Tacoma) | Dial by your location | +1 669 900 6833 US (San Jose) | +1 253 215 8782 US (Tacoma) | +1 346 248 7799 US (Houston) | +1 301 715 8592 US (Washington DC) | +1 312 626 6799 US (Chicago) | +1 929 205 6099 US (New York) | Meeting ID: 220 024 1232 | Passcode: 328697 | Find your local number: zoom.us/u/aewRgNxSvl

teleSUR (2021-02-15). India: Environmental Activist Arrested for Alleged Conspiracy. telesurenglish.net India's security forces on Sunday arrested the "Fridays for Future" activist Disha Ravi who was supporting farmers' protest against three pro-corporate laws promoted by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. | RELATED: | Delhi Police also intend to arrest Nikita Jacob and Shantanu Muluk, both of whom are accused of drafting with Ravi a document that allegedly seeks to create "disinformation and discontent" against the government.

WSWS (2021-02-15). Brazilian unions suppress workers' opposition to mass layoffs following Ford shutdowns. wsws.org The dismissal of 5,000 workers directly employed by Ford and the closing of its three remaining plants in Brazil will lead to the loss of another 119,000 jobs.

teleSUR (2021-02-15). Guatemalans Demand an End to Violence Against Children. telesurenglish.net Citizens on Sunday demanded Guatemala's President Alejandro Giammattei to put an end to murders, kidnappings, disappearances, and sexual harassment suffered by girls and teenagers in the country. | RELATED: | The protesters biked to the Interior Ministry and the National Palace of Culture, where they displayed banners that read, "Girls can't be touched" and "the State doesn't take care of us." | During the demonstration, whi…

Michael Lyon (2021-02-15). Tuesday 2/16: "Paul Robeson" and " ILWU's Radical History Fighting White Supremacy" indybay.org us02web.zoom.us/j/84146059421; ID: 841 4605 9421; phone 669-900-9128…

Jeffrey K. McCrary (2021-02-15). Don't Undermine Protection for Birds. progressive.org We need birds, and we need legislation that protects them.

The Climate Center (2021-02-15). Tuesday 2/23: Phasing Out Fossil Fuels: A Just Transition in the Oil & Gas Sectors. indybay.org Online event / webinar…

WSWS (2021-02-15). Fed policies spark more concerns over market collapse. wsws.org According to one investment fund chief, it is not known whether governments can continually bail out financial markets and there are doubts whether the "traditional levers of monetary policy" can "prevent another depression."

Stephanie Lew (2021-02-15). Storyslam 2021: Recipes for Resilience. indybay.org Join storytelling non-profit Real Food Real Stories on March 25th for their fourth annual Storyslam, taking place in living rooms across the country. Featuring live stories from food all-stars and unsung heroes alike, go beyond the headlines to hear the personal stories of this year in food and celebrate the resilience found in community.

WSWS (2021-02-15). Hundreds of artists denounce Spanish rapper Pablo Hasél's imminent jailing. wsws.org Hasél's prison sentence for "insulting crown and state institutions" sparked mass protests and a petition for his release signed by 300 internationally-renowned artists including director Pedro Almodovar, actor Javier Bardem and folk singer Joan Manuel Serrat.

Dean Baker (2021-02-15). Being Wrong in Elite Jobs Doesn't Have Any Consequences. cepr.net I just read Nicholas Kristof's column about his childhood friend Mike Stepp. The piece is actually very moving. Mr. Stepp grew up next door to Kristof. As he explains in the column, he grew up with an abusive father. Their family didn't value education, so neither Mike or his brother ever finished high school. While …

Peoples Dispatch (2021-02-15). Haitians continue to mobilize against Jovenel MoàØse's dictatorship. peoplesdispatch.org According to the article 134-2 of the Haitian Constitution of 1987, Jovenel MoàØse's presidential term ended on February 7, however, he has refused to leave power and has unleashed brutal police repression against protesters…

Rod Driver (2021-02-15). "Bloodsucker Capitalism": How Big Companies Extract Wealth from Everyone Else. 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). | *** | "No one makes a billion dollars. You TAKE a billion dollars. …

Phil Knight (2021-02-15). Thrillcraft are Taking Over Wild Places, More Wilderness will Help. counterpunch.org Picture this: You've broken trail up 1500 vertical feet of deep powder, high in the Beartooth Mountains, and reached the summit. All the world lies at your feet as the sun sinks into a sea of snowy peaks. You soak in the silence, the splendor, the serenity. You rip the skins off your skis, grin

WSWS (2021-02-15). Brazilian teachers union and pseudo-left sabotage strike against Sà£o Paulo school reopenings. wsws.org The APEOESP teachers union has betrayed a week-long strike against the reopening of schools, proposing a deadly return to the classrooms.

Andrej Grubacic (2021-02-15). The Anarchist Century: A Response to Gabriel Kuhn. counterpunch.org This is a response to the article "What Happened to the Anarchist Century?" Thanks, Gabriel. It is a bittersweet opportunity to revisit this article. We wanted to make two broad arguments. First, that history of anarchism unfolded in two periods: before 1917 (for David; before 1936 in my estimation), and after 1989 (for David; after

St. James Infirmary, Author: Scarlot Harlot (2021-02-15). Sunday 2/14: Dear Sex Workers, We Love You: Valentines Day declared Margo St. James Day. indybay.org Zoom event: zoom.us/j/91492523187?pwd=TGFra1BId1NNdD…

Ashlie D. Stevens (2021-02-15). Bon Appetit, Sqirl and the importance of food safety amid the home canning resurgence. salon.com With the rise of home canning, master canners and food preservers worry there could be a rise in botulism…

Matthew Rozsa (2021-02-15). "Why can't you be normal?": How the neurodivergent are mocked for being different. salon.com Being autistic is not a choice — and telling autistic people to act "normally" is not productive nor nice…

John Nichols (2021-02-15). Karen Lewis Built a Proudly Militant Movement for Public Education. thenation.com Karen Lewis Built a Proudly Militant Movement for Public Education…

Kyaw Hsan Hlaing, Emily Fishbein (2021-02-15). 'We Shall Not Surrender': Myanmar Rises Up Against the Junta. thenation.com 'We Shall Not Surrender': Myanmar Rises Up Against the Junta…

Barry Schwabsky (2021-02-15). The Unknown Radicals of Black Photography. thenation.com The Unknown Radicals of Black Photography…

Asa Winstanley (2021-02-15). Kahanism is now Israel's mainstream. zcomm.org Rabbi Meir Kahane is considered something of a prophet by the Israeli right-wing…

Taylor Moore (2021-02-15). The Chicago Plant That Sparked a Hunger Strike amid Environmental Racism Claims. zcomm.org "If we need to put our lives on the line, we do it because it's for our current generation, our generation to come, and our ancestors."

Iraida Morocoima (2021-02-15). A New Subjectivity for a New Communal Society. zcomm.org For the Pioneros Movement, building houses is just one part of radical social transformation…

Ronnie Amiyn (2021-02-15). Formerly incarcerated organizer on Feb. 6 St. Louis jail protest. zcomm.org Interview on the conditions in St. Louis jails, the protests and organizing of incarcerated people and the responses of jail officials and the media…

Harold Meyerson (2021-02-15). The Fight for $15 Is Looking Good. zcomm.org The CBO finds that the raise would boost the incomes of 17 million Americans, and most probably 27 million Americans—that is, close to a fifth of the entire American workforce…

Rafael Figueroa (2021-02-15). Memphis Police, Shelby Co. Deputies Using Inclement Weather Crash Policy. laprensalatina.com MEMPHIS, TN (WMC) — The Memphis Police Department and Shelby County Sheriff's Office is enforcing their Inclement Weather Policy for accidents. Here are the steps you should follow if there is only minor damage and no injures or alcohol involved. Drivers should exchange names, addresses, phone numbers, insurance information, and tag numbers of the vehicles …

_____ (2021-02-15). Cities Sending Mental Health Experts, Not Cops, And It Works. popularresistance.org As TFTP reported last week, Christian Joseph Hall, 19, was in the midst of a mental health crisis. He positioned himself on top of an overpass on I-80 leading to police closing off the road and engaging with him. Moments after police arrived, however, Hall would be dead. Video would prove he had his hands in the air and had surrendered when cops opened fire. Hall has now become one of over 1,400 people in a mental health crisis to lose their lives to police since 2015. | As TFTP has pointed out, even cops who voluntarily attend Crisis Intervention Training (CIT), have shown that they are quick to the trigger when…

_____ (2021-02-15). Lockdown To Keep It In The Ground: Line 3 Resistance. popularresistance.org Northern MN — Construction on the tar sands pipeline expansion project for Line 3 continues in Anishinaabe territory in below zero temperatures. Enbridge's contracted companies, like Precision Pipeline, carve out the line's pathway, fell any trees in the way, and lay the pipe in the ground. However because of the persistent resistance movement, work stoppages, or at least work interruptions, are common. On February 10, 2021, two people, including Dylan Bremner, locked down to a digger on a work site. Bremner told us that the digger they were on was successfully halted for three hours, however after thirty m…

_____ (2021-02-15). It's A Myth That Presidents Welcome Movement Pressure. popularresistance.org In early 2009, as Barack Obama prepared to move into the White House, a particular historical anecdote rapidly gained in popularity, repeated in dozens of talks and articles as a parable for how supporters should respond to the new president taking office. The story related a New Deal-era encounter between Franklin Delano Roosevelt and a group of activists, usually said to have been led by A. Philip Randolph of the Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters. In the meeting, the advocates laid out a vision of bold action for change that the president could advance with his bully pulpit and his executive power.

_____ (2021-02-15). The Largest Strike In Human History. popularresistance.org 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 here.

WSWS (2021-02-15). GMB union calls off British Gas strike to enter talks. wsws.org The union moved to call off the strike Thursday evening and have been in talks since Friday at the Advisory, Conciliation and Arbitration Service, the traditional graveyard for strikes.

Jacob G. Hornberger (2021-02-15). The Omnipotent Power to Assassinate. 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). | *** | It goes without saying that the Constitution called into existence a …

teleSUR (2021-02-14). Economic Crisis, COVID-19 Take Toll on Lebanese Couples. telesurenglish.net Jihad Tarhini, a young man in his 20s, stood in the middle of a perfumes store in the main street of Nabatieh, southern Lebanon, looking for an affordable perfume for his fiancee. | Tarhini gives his fiancee gifts every year on Valentines' Day but now he was surprised to see the dramatic increase in prices. | RELATED: | Lebanon has plunged into its worst economic crisis in decades, which prompts the Lebanese pound to plummet…

Logician (2021-02-14). Farm animals and birds catch covid Slaughterhouse workers have very high rates of infection. indybay.org The 2 way street between infected farm animals and | birds.. and infected workers has been established. | If covid can remain on surfaces it can remain on the flesh of living or killed animals.

Prof Michel Chossudovsky (2021-02-14). Quebec: Falsification of Mortality Data Pertaining to Covid-19. globalresearch.ca According to a "If the presumed cause of death is Covid-19 (with or without a positive test) an autopsy should be avoided [emphasis in original document] and death should be attributed to Covid-19 …

Pete Dolack (2021-02-14). Class War Intensifies During the Pandemic. counterpunch.org We will soon be a year into the Covid-19 pandemic. Are you rolling in new wealth? No? Too bad you are not a billionaire. With millions of deaths, unemployment soaring, millions threatened with losing their homes and economies struggling around the world, the world's billionaires are doing fine. More than fine. So fine that they

WSWS repost (2021-02-14). California study highlights dangers of COVID-19 pandemic to the working class. indybay.org According to a recent report by a UCSF research team, essential workers experienced a 22 percent higher mortality rate than they did in the four years before the pandemic.

Yves Engler (2021-02-14). Will any MPs criticize Ottawa's Support for Dictatorship in Haiti? dissidentvoice.org The Liberals' commitment to a neo-Duvalierist dictatorship in Haiti is being tested. Hopefully Black History Month offers opposition parties an opportunity to finally echo growing grassroots criticism of Canadian policy in the hemisphere's poorest country. Since Monday a squatter has been occupying the presidential palace in Port-au-Prince. On Sunday evening Supreme Court Justice Joseph Mecene …

yenisafak (2021-02-14). Yemen rebels offer to halt attacks on Saudi Arabia. yenisafak.com Yemen's Houthi rebels have offered to stop attacks against Saudi Arabia in return for halting airstrikes by the Saudi-led coalition."We are the ones who call for peace and have offered many solutions for it, but the outcome so far is that the American, British and European bombing continues and the battles continue," Muhammad Ali Al-Houthi, a member of the group's Supreme Political Council, said on Twitter.Al-Houthi said his group is ready to take the initiative of halting attacks on Saudi Arabia provided "there is seriousness" from the Saudi-led coalition to end its "aggression" on Yemen.There was no comment fro…

2021-02-15: Social Media Postees

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Lobbying for Gain: Nick Warner and Australia's Revolving Door
Binoy Kampmark | dissidentvoice.org | 2021-02-15
Governments have an almost crippling trouble appreciating conflicts of interest. Since tentacle-heavy lobby groups decided to move into the world's capitals to make the case for their clients, the revolving door has become the sickening feature of politics. Former bureaucrats, public service officials and elected representatives find few problems with joining the very lobby groups …
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US, OAS, Colombia try to steal Ecuador's election from popular socialist candidate, while spreading fake news
Ben Norton | thegrayzone.com | 2021-02-15
The US State Department is pushing a politicized vote recount, overseen by the coup-sponsoring OAS, after socialist Andrés Arauz won Ecuador's election in a landslide. Meanwhile Colombia's ex-president warns his country's "radical right" is "interfering" with "slander" and a "dirty game." GUAYAQUIL, ECUADOR — A popular socialist candidate, Andrés Arauz, won the first round of Ecuador's historic presidential election by a landslide on February 7. The leftist's overwhelming victory prompted the US State Department, the right-wing government of neighboring Colombia, …
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US, OAS, Colombia try to steal Ecuador's election from popular socialist candidate, while spreading fake news
Ben Norton | thegrayzone.com | 2021-02-15
The US State Department is pushing a politicized vote recount, overseen by the coup-sponsoring OAS, after socialist Andrés Arauz won Ecuador's election in a landslide. Meanwhile Colombia's ex-president warns his country's "radical right" is "interfering" with "slander" and a "dirty game." GUAYAQUIL, ECUADOR — A popular socialist candidate, Andrés Arauz, has won the first round of Ecuador's presidential election by a landslide on February 7. The triumph by Arauz prompted the US State Department, the right-wing government of neighboring Colombia, …
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Despite mass deaths, Poland ends lockdown
wsws.org | 2021-02-15
The Polish government is gradually ending its lockdown, even though the pandemic is still raging and hundreds are dying every day from COVID-19.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2021/02/15/pola…

US Bureau of Labor Statistics reports 5,333 workers died on the job in 2019, or one every 99 minutes
wsws.org | 2021-02-15
The BLS report shows three consecutive years of increasing worker fatality rates in the US, even before the coronavirus pandemic.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2021/02/15/bls-…

US Bureau of Labor Statistics reports 5,333 workers died on the job in 2019, or one every 99 minutes
wsws.org | 2021-02-15
The BLS report shows three consecutive years of increasing worker fatality rates in the US, even before the coronavirus pandemic.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2021/02/15/bls-…

New Music Releases By Lynda Carson Includes The Pandemic Blues, And 7 Other Songs
Lynda Carson | indybay.org | 2021-02-15
The music being posted here was recorded recently on a wonderful 13 year old iMac computer seen in the photo, with an old wood carving overhead of the winged goddess Dadari, which is a wood carving that is well over 100 years old from the island of Bali.
indybay.org/newsitems/2021/02/14/1884005…

Despite mass deaths, Poland ends lockdown
wsws.org | 2021-02-15
The Polish government is gradually ending its lockdown, even though the pandemic is still raging and hundreds are dying every day from COVID-19.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2021/02/15/pola…

"Shame on You, New York Times!" Scientists Speak Out Over Media Disinformation on China
Alan Macleod | mintpressnews.com | 2021-02-15
ATexas teenager has been forced to use her entire college savings to prevent her single mother from being evicted after she lost her job amid a raging pandemic. Alondra Carmona of Houston made the appeal on crowdfunding site GoFundMe, noting that she had been accepted into prestigious New York university Barnard College, but that she used the money she had saved for tuition in order to save her mother. | Some of the world's top scientists are condemning The New York Times for what they describe as a highly misleading hit job…
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Is Biden Committing Diplomatic Suicide Over the Iran Nuclear Agreement?
Medea Benjamin | zcomm.org | 2021-02-15
Can Biden's America be part of the solution? After only three weeks in office, surely it can't be too late. But the ball is in his court, and the whole world is watching…
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Chris Hedges: Cancel Culture, Where Liberalism Goes to Die
Editor | scheerpost.com | 2021-02-15
By Chris Hedges / Original to ScheerPost The Rev. Will Campbell was forced out of his position as director of religious life at the University of Mississippi in 1956 because of his calls for integration. He escorted Black children through a hostile mob in 1957 to integrate Little Rock's Central High School. He was the only white person that was invited to be part of the group that founded Martin… | Source…
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On Contact: Boxing White Supremacy
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2021-02-15
On the show this week, Chris Hedges talks to Professor Gerald Horne about the importance of boxing in the shattering of white supremacy. Professor Horne's new book is 'The Bittersweet Science: Racism, Racketeering and the Political Economy of Boxing'.
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Create a Legacy with Medicare For All!
David Soll | realprogressives.org | 2021-02-15
Legacy means everything to a leader, especially U.S. presidents. From Franklin D. Roosevelt giving us the New Deal, a series of public works projects, financial reforms and regulations to Lyndon B. Johnson giving us Medicare health insurance for the elderly, and Medicaid for the poor. From President Barack Obama showing us Medicare For All was popular enough to help lead him to his eventual nomination to presidential candidate Senator Bernie Sanders forcing Medicare for all upon our national consciousness. What might President Joe Biden's legacy be? | Over the past decade, I have done my homework and written f…
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Louisville Is Failing Homeless People This Winter
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2021-02-15
As much of Louisville remains under a layer of ice and with another winter storm on the way, the city is doing nothing to keep alive its homeless population, several advocates contended Saturday evening. | Leaders from local homeless outreach organizations spoke in front of Hotel Louisville Saturday night, demanding city leaders address what they called a humanitarian crisis. | Donny Greene, co-founder of Feed Louisville, said the city has given excuses for not helping people left outside in the below-freezing temperatures, contending there is no shelter space available. | "The truth of the matter is the city is…
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UN Special Rapporteur Blasts 'Devastating' and 'Illegal' US and EU Sanctions against Venezuela
Paul Dobson | venezuelanalysis.com | 2021-02-15
UN Human Rights expert Alena Douhan called for sanctions to be lifted and revised.
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US-Indian Strategic Construct of Western Indian Ocean Runs into Headwinds
M. K. Bhadrakumar | asia-pacificresearch.com | 2021-02-15
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Preliminary findings of the visit to the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela by the Special Rapporteur on the negative impact of unilateral coercive measures on the enjoyment of human rights
Eds. | mronline.org | 2021-02-15
The United Nations Special Rapporteur on the negative impact of unilateral coercive measures on the enjoyment of human rights, Ms. Alena Douhan, visited the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela from 1 to 12 February 2021. She thanks the Government of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela for enabling and supporting her visit to the country. The purpose …
mronline.org/2021/02/15/preliminary-find…

The Centers of Global Capitalism Are Migrating Away From the U.S., Europe and Japan
Richard D. Wolff | counterpunch.org | 2021-02-15
The blunt truth of modern economic development is this: capitalism is leaving its old centers and relocating to its new centers. About this leaving we can and should borrow the phrase: this changes everything.
counterpunch.org/2021/02/15/the-centers-…

"Stop Interfering in Our Lives": Haitians Protesters Condemn US Support for Dictator
Alan Macleod | mintpressnews.com | 2021-02-15
Protests in Haiti have led to hundreds of deaths yet have drawn little attention in the west, thanks in large part to its strongman leaders' continued loyalty to the United States.
mintpressnews.com/haiti-protesters-anger…

Elections in Ecuador — The Fight Against Neoliberalism
Yanis Iqbal | zcomm.org | 2021-02-15
Please Help ZNet Photo by max.ku/Shutterstock Ecuador's leftist candidate Andrés Arauz has won the first round of the country's presidential elections held on 7 February, 2021, garnering 31.5% of the vote. An economist and former minister in socialist president Rafael Correa's government, he has led the ticket for the Union for Hope coalition — what Read…
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Amazon Hired Anti-Union Consultant to Fight Alabama Organizing
Lee Fang | zcomm.org | 2021-02-15
The head of the Center for Independent Employees is paid $3,200 per day to thwart what could become Amazon's first unionized facility in the U.S.
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Why Amazon is fighting so hard to stop warehouse workers from unionizing
Sonali Kolhatkar | peoplesdispatch.org | 2021-02-15
Workers at one of Amazon's warehouses are deciding whether or not to join a union. Amazon's union-busting efforts indicate just how important the vote is…
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Why Amazon Is Fighting So Hard to Stop Warehouse Workers From Unionizing
Sonali Kolhatkar | counterpunch.org | 2021-02-15
Thousands of warehouse workers at an Amazon plant in Bessemer, Alabama, are at the center of a potentially game-changing union vote taking place right now. On February 8, the warehouse workers were sent ballots by mail to decide over the next seven weeks if they want to join the Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Union (RWDSU). Just…
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Dr. Hanan Ashrawi on the Future for Palestine
CP Editor | counterpunch.org | 2021-02-15
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Palestine: Lawyers rally against 'intrusion on judiciary' after controversial decrees
Shatha Hammad | middleeasteye.net | 2021-02-15
Palestine: Lawyers rally against 'intrusion on judiciary' after controversial decrees | Ex-judges join the sit-ins to condemn 'power-hungry moves' by the Palestinian Authority in the absence of a parliament | Shatha Hammad | Mon, 02/15/2021 – 09: 51 | Lawyers and former judges call for protection of judicial independence, outside the Palestinian Legislative Council in Ramallah on 9 February (MEE/Shatha Hammad) | T…
www.middleeasteye.net/news/palestine-law…

Venezuela to Resume Face-to-Face Classes Partially in March
telesurenglish.net | 2021-02-15
Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro Sunday informed that his country will partially resume face-to-face classes as of March complying with "all necessary health measures to prevent contagion." | RELATED: | Venezuela Denounces Obstacles To Access COVID-19 Vaccines | "The return to the classroom will be carried out under a strict biosecurity protocol to preserve students' health," Maduro highlighted, adding that the vaccination campaign will kick off in the next few days. | In early…
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Australian COVID-19 vaccine roll-out still uncertain
wsws.org | 2021-02-15
As distribution problems mount around the world, Australia is still weeks away from receiving its first doses.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2021/02/15/vacc…

CDC's politically motivated guidelines fuel media campaign to reopen US schools
wsws.org | 2021-02-15
The weeks-long propaganda campaign falsely claiming that schools are not vectors for the spread of COVID-19 now has the full imprimatur of the CDC.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2021/02/15/scho…

Germany Will Not Reject Russian Vaccine if Authorized by the EU
telesurenglish.net | 2021-02-15
The German Federal Government spokesperson Steffen Seibert on Monday announced that his country will not reject Russian and Chinese COVID-19 vaccines if the European Union (EU) allows its use. | RELATED: | Venezuela to Receive 100,000 Doses of Sputnik V Vaccine | He pointed out that it does not matter where the vaccine is produced if it is certified by the European Medicines Agency (EMA) and authorized by the European Commission (EC). | "If the Russian or any other vaccine complie…
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Using Herd Immunity Myth to Justify COVID Vaccines for Kids Is Deceptive — and Dangerous
Children's Health Defense | globalresearch.ca | 2021-02-15
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). | *** | During the first six weeks of the coronavirus vaccine rollout among …
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Online workers in Serbia continue protest against unscrupulous taxation
Peoples Dispatch | peoplesdispatch.org | 2021-02-15
The Serbian tax administration has asked online workers who earn income from abroad to pay taxes and interest contributions for the past five years. A majority of these online workers are freelancers, including students and youth distressed by the COVID-19 crisis…
peoplesdispatch.org/2021/02/15/online-wo…

Peru: Chancellor Resigns Due to a COVID-19 Vaccination Scandal
telesurenglish.net | 2021-02-15
Peru's Foreign Affairs Minister Elizabeth Astete on Sunday resigned from her post after it was known that she had been vaccinated. She is not, however, in the groups at risk that should receive the COVID-19 vaccine. | RELATED: | Peru: Health Minister Resigns After Vizcarra's Vaccination | President Francisco Sagasti accepted her resignation after she admitted having received the first dose on Jan. 22, 2021. | "I am outraged and furious about this situation, which jeopardizes the enor…
telesurenglish.net/news/Peru-Chancellor-…

CDC's politically motivated guidelines fuel media campaign to reopen US schools
wsws.org | 2021-02-15
The weeks-long propaganda campaign falsely claiming that schools are not vectors for the spread of COVID-19 now has the full imprimatur of the CDC.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2021/02/15/scho…

British government jails migrants as "people smugglers," excludes and mistreats child migrants
wsws.org | 2021-02-15
The continued pursuit by the Conservative government of a "hostile environment" for those seeking shelter in the UK is devoid of any decency and boundaries…
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2021/02/15/chan…

Mexican Authorities Rescue 108 Migrants Near US Border
telesurenglish.net | 2021-02-15
Mexico's National Guard officers Sunday rescued 108 Central American migrants, who were crammed into a truck heading for the U.S. border. | RELATED: | Mexico To Get 24 Million Doses of Russia's Sputnik V Vaccine | The National Institute of Migration (INM) reported that authorities noticed a truck attached to a semi-trailer traveling on the Monterrey-Reynosa highway, in the General Bravo municipality, Nuevo Leon state. | The agents intercepted the truck before it entered a security…
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British government jails migrants as "people smugglers," excludes and mistreats child migrants
wsws.org | 2021-02-15
The continued pursuit by the Conservative government of a "hostile environment" for those seeking shelter in the UK is devoid of any decency and boundaries…
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2021/02/15/chan…

Teachers from Maryland's Eastern Shore speak out against school reopenings
wsws.org | 2021-02-15
Three teachers from the Eastern Shore of Maryland recently spoke to the World Socialist Web Site Educators Newsletter about the reopening of schools and their reasons for joining the Educators Rank-and-File Safety Committee. Their names have been changed to protect them from retaliation by both their school system and union.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2021/02/15/east…

Teachers from Maryland's Eastern Shore speak out against school reopenings
wsws.org | 2021-02-15
Three teachers from the Eastern Shore of Maryland recently spoke to the World Socialist Web Site Educators Newsletter about the reopening of schools and their reasons for joining the Educators Rank-and-File Safety Committee. Their names have been changed to protect them from retaliation by both their school system and union.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2021/02/15/east…

Oil prices hit 13-month high with demand optimism
yenisafak.com | 2021-02-15
Oil prices on Monday jumped to their highest level in 13 months with increasing hopes of a speedier oil demand recovery, with rising tensions in the Middle East and optimism over the $1.9 trillion US stimulus check.International benchmark Brent crude was trading at $63.51 per barrel at 0702 GMT with a 1.72% increase after closing Friday at $62.43 a barrel. This is the highest price since Jan. 22 when it was trading at $64.58.Reaching its highest level since Jan. 8 when it traded at $65.65, American benchmark West Texas Intermediate (WTI) increased by 2.15% to $60.75 per barrel at the same time relative to end-of-…
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Vaccinations and Stimulus Packages Won't Mend the Economy
Shawgi Tell | dissidentvoice.org | 2021-02-15
The social and economic destruction engulfing the U.S. and dozens of other countries remains out of everyone's control and more chaos, instability, and insecurity now mark the global landscape. The ruling elite have repeatedly shown their inability to tackle any serious problems effectively. They are at a loss for how to deal with current problems …
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#ReleaseDishaRavi: Global Outrage After India Arrests Climate Activist Over Farmer Protest Toolkit Shared by Greta Thunberg
Jessica Corbett, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2021-02-15
Ravi's arrest "is an unprecedented attack on democracy," said Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal. "Supporting our farmers is not a crime." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
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#ReleaseDishaRavi: Global Outrage After India Arrests Climate Activist Over Farmer Protest Toolkit Shared by Greta Thunberg
Jessica Corbett, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2021-02-15
Ravi's arrest "is an unprecedented attack on democracy," said Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal. "Supporting our farmers is not a crime." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
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Protests in India over arrest of climate activist
The Canary | thecanary.co | 2021-02-15
Scores of people have demonstrated in the Indian cities of Bengaluru and Mumbai after a climate activist was arrested for circulating a document on social media supporting months of massive protests by farmers. | Disha Ravi was arrested in Bengaluru on Saturday. | Police said at a news conference on Monday that the document spread misinformation about the farmer protests on the outskirts of New Delhi and "tarnished the image of India". | They say Ravi shared the document with Swedish teenage climate activist Greta Thunberg, who tweeted it earlier this month. | Activists hold placards demanding the release of Indi…
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UK hotel quarantine starts for arrivals from high-risk countries
Online News Editor | laprensalatina.com | 2021-02-15
London, Feb 15 (efe-epa).- All citizens and permanent residents of the United Kingdom returning from high-risk countries to England will have to undergo a mandatory hotel quarantine starting Monday in a bid to curb the spread of new variants of the coronavirus pandemic. The UK government has released a "red list" that has 33 countries …
laprensalatina.com/uk-hotel-quarantine-s…

Japan's GDP posts first contraction since 2009 over Covid-19
Online News Editor | laprensalatina.com | 2021-02-15
Tokyo, Feb 15 (efe-epa).- Japan's gross domestic product (GDP) shrank by 4.8 percent year-on-year in 2020 as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic, marking its first contraction since the 5.7 percent decline it registered in 2009, the government said Monday. During the last quarter of the year between October and December, the Japanese economy grew …
laprensalatina.com/japans-gdp-posts-firs…

Virologists call for total confinement in Italy
Online News Editor | laprensalatina.com | 2021-02-15
Rome, Feb 15 (efe-epa).- Italian experts including the health minister's consultant on the pandemic Walter Ricciardi on Monday said the new government led by economist Mario Draghi should enforce a lockdown for at least one month to curb the rapid spread of the so-called United Kingdom variant of the coronavirus, which is more virulent than …
laprensalatina.com/virologists-call-for-…

Thailand's economy shrank 6.1 percent in 2020
Online News Editor | laprensalatina.com | 2021-02-15
Bangkok, Feb 15 (efe-epa).- Thailand's economy shrank 6.1 percent in 2020, its largest contraction in two decades amid a halt in tourism and exports caused by the Covid-19 pandemic, according to data released by the government on Monday. Thailand's gross domestic product (GDP) declined by 4.2 percent year-on-year in the fourth quarter of last year …
laprensalatina.com/thailands-economy-shr…

Married couples coming to therapy on rise during pandemic in Turkey
yenisafak.com | 2021-02-15
Therapist Gunes Kucuk told Anadolu Agency that the pandemic impacted married and unmarried couples from different angles and at different levels."As this process continued, somatic conditions such as anxiety disorders, panic attacks, depression, acute stress disorder, and post-traumatic stress disorder began to be seen more," said Kucuk.Mentioning that families were affected at different levels according to their cultural, structural, social, and economic status within themselves, she told the agency that families with "strong social support were stronger in coping with the process despite everything.""Families w…
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Australia, New Zealand receive first vaccine shipments
yenisafak.com | 2021-02-15
The first shipment of Pfizer/BioNTech coronavirus vaccines arrived in Australia and New Zealand on Monday, officials said.Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison said that over 142,000 doses of the vaccine arrived at Sydney Airport in a major development in the country's response to the pandemic."This is the first shipment of 20 million doses of the Pfizer vaccine the Government has secured as part of Australia's COVID-19 Vaccine and Treatment Strategy," Morrison said in a statement issued by the office of the prime minister.The country will roll out vaccines on Feb. 22, the premier said, adding: "Once the final…
yenisafak.com/en/life/australia-new-zeal…

Lancet Report: 40% of U.S. COVID Deaths Were Preventable. The Country Needs Universal Healthcare Now
Staff | democracynow.org | 2021-02-15
As the U.S. death toll from COVID-19 approaches half a million, a new report says nearly 40% of the deaths were avoidable. By comparing the pandemic in the U.S. to other high-income nations, the medical journal The Lancet found significant gaps in former President Donald Trump's "inept and insufficient" response to COVID-19, as well as decades of destructive public policy decisions. One of the report's recommendations is reforming the system to a single-payer model like Medicare for All, which President Joe Biden has so far rejected in favor of bolstering the Affordable Care Act. "The Affordable Care Act still le…
www.democracynow.org/2021/2/15/lancet_re…

Migrating online: The digital tools preparing refugees and migrants with an economic lifeline
news.un.org | 2021-02-15
Whilst the global economy has taken a battering during the COVID-19 pandemic, online commerce has thrived. A UN-supported initiative is helping refugees and migrants around the world to access the tools and customers they need to build their businesses and improve their livelihoods.
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Big Pharma Must Share Their Vaccine Knowledge and Technology With the World—Now
Stephen Cockburn | commondreams.org | 2021-02-15
To stop the global pandemic, rich countries need to stop hoarding vaccines. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
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Big Pharma Must Share Their Vaccine Knowledge and Technology With the World—Now
Stephen Cockburn | commondreams.org | 2021-02-15
To stop the global pandemic, rich countries need to stop hoarding vaccines. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
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Pandemic-Fueled Alcohol Abuse Creates Wave of Hospitalizations for Liver Diseas
Eli Cahan | zcomm.org | 2021-02-15
As the pandemic sends thousands of recovering alcoholics into relapse, hospitals across the country have reported dramatic increases in alcohol-related admissions for critical diseases like alcoholic hepatitis and liver failure…
zcomm.org/znetarticle/pandemic-fueled-al…

Is Biden Committing Diplomatic Suicide Over the Iran Nuclear Agreement?
Medea Benjamin, Nicolas J.S. Davies | commondreams.org | 2021-02-15
American neocons and hawks, including those inside his own administration, appear to be flexing their muscles to kill Biden's commitment to diplomacy at birth, and his own hawkish foreign policy views make him dangerously susceptible to their arguments. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
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Is Biden Committing Diplomatic Suicide Over the Iran Nuclear Agreement?
Medea Benjamin, Nicolas J.S. Davies | commondreams.org | 2021-02-15
American neocons and hawks, including those inside his own administration, appear to be flexing their muscles to kill Biden's commitment to diplomacy at birth, and his own hawkish foreign policy views make him dangerously susceptible to their arguments. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
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Chris Hedges: Cancel Culture, Where Liberalism Goes to Die
Chris Hedges | mintpressnews.com | 2021-02-15
Elites and their courtiers who trumpet their moral superiority by damning and silencing those who do not linguistically conform to politically correct speech are the new Jacobins.
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Chris Hedges: Cancel Culture, Where Liberalism Goes to Die
AARON | peoplesparty.org | 2021-02-15
Elites and their courtiers who trumpet their moral superiority by damning and silencing those who do not linguistically conform to politically correct speech are the new Jacobins, writes Chris Hedges.: | (As seen on Scheerpost) — The Rev. Will Campbell was forced out of his position as director of religious life at the University of Mississippi in 1956 because of his calls for integration. He escorted Black children through a hostile mob in 1957 to integrate Little Rock's Central High S…
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'Nothing can justify terror': Germany on PKK massacre
yenisafak.com | 2021-02-15
The German government on Monday expressed condolences over the massacre of 13 Turkish citizens by the terror group PKK in northern Iraq, saying no such action could be justified."We would like to extend our most heartfelt condolences to the families of the victims," Foreign Ministry deputy spokeswoman Andrea Sasse told a news conference in Berlin."Nothing can justify terror. International humanitarian law must be fully respected in armed conflicts," she added.The Turkish nationals, who had been held captive for several years by the PKK, were executed by the group in Gara, northern Iraq over the weekend, during Tu…
yenisafak.com/en/news/nothing-can-justif…

'We Must Get to the Truth': Pelosi Announces Far-Reaching Probe Into Insurrection Incited by Trump
Jon Queally, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2021-02-15
"To protect our security, our next step will be to establish an outside, independent 9/11-type Commission," said House Speaker. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
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Trump Acquitted of Phony Charge as Expected
Stephen Lendman | globalresearch.ca | 2021-02-15
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). | *** | It's all over but…
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Europe Will Redefine Itself Despite Political Shift in the US
Ramzy Baroud | counterpunch.org | 2021-02-15
Despite the long-awaited political change in Washington as Democratic President, Joe Biden, has officially become the 46th President of the United States, Europe is unlikely to resume its previously unhindered reliance on its trans-Atlantic partner. The four years of Donald Trump were rife with tension and strife between the US and Europe — in fact,…
counterpunch.org/2021/02/15/europe-will-…

Karen Lewis, former president of the Chicago Teachers Union, dies at 67
wsws.org | 2021-02-15
Lewis' death prompted an outpouring of sympathy and praise from the corporate media, fellow union officials and the Democratic Socialists of America, but a closer examination of her record tells a very different story.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2021/02/15/chic…

Karen Lewis, former president of the Chicago Teachers Union, dies at 67
wsws.org | 2021-02-15
Lewis' death prompted an outpouring of sympathy and praise from the corporate media, fellow union officials and the Democratic Socialists of America, but a closer examination of her record tells a very different story.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2021/02/15/chic…

Israel stops entry of Covid-19 vaccine into blockaded Gaza
Online News Editor | laprensalatina.com | 2021-02-15
Jerusalem/Gaza, Feb 15 (efe-epa).- Israel on Monday blocked the entry of the first batch of Covid-19 vaccines to the Gaza Strip, the Palestinian National Authority said. "The Israeli occupation authorities today prevented entry of coronavirus vaccines" to the enclave, the first lot of 2,000-doses out of 10,000 that Palestinian authorities have been allocated from Russia, …
laprensalatina.com/israel-stops-entry-of…

'We will not be canceled': Social media platform Parler RELAUNCHES after being axed by Big Tech following Capitol riots
rt.com | 2021-02-15
Social media app Parler is back online after being booted off the servers of Amazon Web Services last month in the wake of the Capitol riots, after it was accused of allowing threats of violence to be shared on the platform. | …
rt.com/usa/515637-parler-relaunches-big-…

Saturday 2/20: SF Solidarity Action: Victory To Bessemer Amazon Workers-Stop Bezos Union Busting
UFCLP | indybay.org | 2021-02-15
Whole Foods 24th St. Store | 3950 24th St. | San Francisco…
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Conservative Lawyer Bruce Fein: Trump's Acquittal Gives Future Presidents License to Break the Law
Staff | democracynow.org | 2021-02-15
As the Senate votes to acquit former President Donald Trump for inciting the January 6 insurrection at the U.S. Capitol, we speak with constitutional lawyer and former Reagan administration official Bruce Fein, who says the insurrection was not just an attack on the U.S. Capitol, but "an effort, basically, to destroy the rule of law and the Constitution itself." Fein says failure to convict Trump will give license to future presidents to break the law. "It really is quite frightening that now we have a precedent that says a president has the right to do anything he wants, that he wishes to, without sanction," he…
www.democracynow.org/2021/2/15/bruce_fei…

Trump Acquitted in Senate Impeachment Trial After Lawmakers Refuse to Call Witnesses
Staff | democracynow.org | 2021-02-15
The Senate voted 57 to 43 to convict Donald Trump for inciting the January 6 insurrection, but the vote fell short of the two-thirds majority needed to find the former president guilty. Seven Republicans voted with Democrats to convict, making it the most bipartisan impeachment trial verdict ever. House impeachment managers did not include any witnesses, after Republicans threatened to prolong the trial for weeks or even months and grind other congressional business to a halt if witnesses were called to testify. Instead, a single statement by Congressmember Jaime Herrera Beutler was entered into the record before…
www.democracynow.org/2021/2/15/senate_im…

Justice Reform Coalition Urges Biden to Pardon All Non-Violent Marijuana Convictions
Andrea Germanos, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2021-02-15
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'Biggest Risk' for Democrats on Minimum Wage, Says Top Sanders Aide, Is Not Raising It to $15
Andrea Germanos, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2021-02-15
With the White House and legislative branch under their control, says Warren Gunnels, Democrats "must win" fight on behalf of working people. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
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Turkey bids farewell to citizens massacred by PKK
yenisafak.com | 2021-02-15
Funeral services are being held across Turkey on Monday for citizens martyred by PKK terror group in northern Iraq, with attendees chanting slogans against terrorists.Gendarmerie Private Suleyman Sungur, 27, was laid to rest in his hometown in the southeastern Siirt province.His mother Sirin and father Salih were present in the ceremony, which was attended by the provincial gendarmerie commander, Gen. Arif Cetin, as well as many other officials and citizens.Following the funeral prayer, citizens chanted slogans against the PKK terror group, calling for an end to it.On Sunday, Turkish National Defense Minister Hul…
yenisafak.com/en/news/turkey-bids-farewe…

The Gulf War 30 Years Ago: Memories From a Shelter in Baghdad
Patrik Paulov | commondreams.org | 2021-02-15
On February 13, 1991, a horrific massacre took place in Baghdad, the capital of Iraq. The U.S. coalition bombed a shelter and killed more than 400 people. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
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Same as the Old Boss, Julian Assange Edition
Thomas Knapp | counterpunch.org | 2021-02-15
On February 9, the US Justice Department announced that US President Joe Biden, as in so many other areas, intends to serve Donald Trump's second term when it comes to persecuting heroes guilty of exposing US war crimes and embarrassing American politicians. As Trump's presidency drew to an end, some activists held out hope that…
counterpunch.org/2021/02/15/same-as-the-…

Jordan starts Covid-19 vaccinations for refugees at Zaatari camp
Online News Editor | laprensalatina.com | 2021-02-15
Amman, Feb 15 (efe-epa).- Jordan on Monday started vaccinating Syrian refugees living in the Zaatari camp, becoming one of the first countries in the world to include refugees in its coronavirus vaccine rollout, the UN refugee agency UNHCR said on Monday. Lilly Carlisle, the spokesperson of the UNHCR in Jordan, told Efe that the Jordanian …
laprensalatina.com/jordan-starts-covid-1…

Another South Korean religious group investigated over Covid-19 outbreak
Online News Editor | laprensalatina.com | 2021-02-15
Update 1: Adds case of cat testing positive Seoul, Feb 15 (efe-epa).- South Korean police searched the headquarters of a missionary organization Monday for being behind an outbreak of Covid-19, a new case in the country of a Christian group being accused of violating health emergency laws. Authorities stormed the International Mission headquarters in Daejeon …
laprensalatina.com/another-south-korean-…

Vaccination plan enters a new stage in England
Online News Editor | laprensalatina.com | 2021-02-15
London, Feb 15 (efe-epa).- England's Covid-19 jab rollout entered a new stage Monday as authorities began administering vaccines to people over 65 and the clinically vulnerable. More than 15 million people had already been given the first dose of the vaccine in the UK. Health authorities established an initial phase in the rollout made up …
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Mexican president calls for urgent UN meeting over vaccine hoarding
Online News Editor | laprensalatina.com | 2021-02-15
Mexico City, Feb 15 (efe-epa).- Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said Monday that the United Nations should convene an "urgent meeting" to deal with the problem of "hoarding" anti-Covid vaccine, claiming that the countries with laboratories that manufacture the several vaccines are doing so. "It's something that the UN should look at. It has …
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Colombia to receive 1st batch of Covid-19 vaccines on Monday
Online News Editor | laprensalatina.com | 2021-02-15
Bogota, Feb 15 (efe-epa).- An initial batch of 50,000 doses of the Covid-19 vaccine developed by American pharmaceutical giant Pfizer and its German partner, biotechnology company BioNTech, will arrive in Colombia on Monday afternoon, President Ivan Duque said in a nationwide address. That Andean nation has lagged behind some of its regional neighbors, including Mexico …
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Muted Carnival celebrations amid national Covid lockdown
Online News Editor | laprensalatina.com | 2021-02-15
Duesseldorf, Germany, Feb 15 (epa-efe).- Annual carnival celebrations in Germany, which ordinarily would see tens of thousands of people in fancy dress throng city centers for parades, have been cancelled in 2021 because of the nationwide lockdown to stop the spread of coronavirus. Rose Monday, normally the climax of the week-long celebration, was a muted …
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Another South Korean religious group investigated over Covid-19 outbreak
Online News Editor | laprensalatina.com | 2021-02-15
Seoul, Feb 15 (efe-epa).- South Korean police searched the headquarters of a missionary organization Monday for being behind an outbreak of Covid-19, a new case in the country of a Christian group being accused of violating health emergency laws. Authorities stormed the International Mission headquarters in Daejeon city (about 165 kilometers south of Seoul), Yonhap …
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'Nothing to investigate': Cuomo blames Covid-19 nursing home deaths on staff, calls accusations against him 'conspiracy theories'
rt.com | 2021-02-15
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo has finally addressed allegations his administration was underreporting Covid-19 nursing home deaths, which he unequivocally denied, but still passing plenty of blame around. | In a Monday press conference, Cuomo attempted to offer answers to looming questions. The governor has been under fire from critics for days after top staffer Melissa DeRosa appeared to confirm allegations that the administration was hiding nursing home deaths to protect itself from criticism over a highly-controversial March 25 order that forced nursing home facilities to accept positive Covid-19 patients. | "
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Turkey to start sharing additional local COVID-19 data
yenisafak.com | 2021-02-15
Turkey will start Monday to share the seven-day averages of new novel coronavirus cases in each of the country's provinces.The figures will be released online and updated in real time by the country's Health Ministry.Health Minister Fahrettin Koca announced plans for the decision in a press conference last week following a meeting of the country's Coronavirus Scientific Advisory Board in the capital Ankara."Thus, our Provincial Public Health Councils will be able to take decisions regionally when necessary. We're now moving to a period where regional work also can be carried out for a plannable future."Local acti…
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Schools reopen with focus on health safety in S.Africa
yenisafak.com | 2021-02-15
Schools in South Africa started reopening Monday for the beginning of the 2021 academic year, after a delay by weeks due to the second wave of the coronavirus.Schools had been shut in South Africa since December and were expected to reopen late last month, but the opening was delayed by a fortnight due to a surge in COVID-19 infections.Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga said the education sector has lost 1,169 educators as a direct result of COVID-19 and the top priority in reopening of schools is emphasis on health and safety of teachers, learners and staffers."We will continue to maintain the delicate bal…
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Downward COVID-19 trend shows 'simple public health measures work' — UN health chief
news.un.org | 2021-02-15
The number of reported cases of COVID-19 globally has declined for the fifth consecutive week, the head of the UN health agency said on Monday, underscoring that "simple public health measures work, even in the presence of variants".
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Independence movement majority grows in Catalonia as Socialists win at polls
Online News Editor | laprensalatina.com | 2021-02-15
Barcelona, Spain, Feb 14 (efe-epa).- The independence movement increased its majority in the regional elections in Catalonia on Sunday, despite a narrow win by the Socialist Party. The ultra-right, which had been non-existent in the Catalan parliamentary and political scene, burst into fourth place. More than 5 million Catalans were called to participate in atypical …
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The Fascist 'Big Lies' — Deceptive Names Are Back
_____ | strategic-culture.org | 2021-02-15
We should remain vigilant against the far-right, which continues to misappropriate the historical and traditional names of the parties of labor, the popular masses, equality, and progressivism, Wayne Madsen writes. | From 1920 to 1945, the formal name of the German Nazi Party was the National Socialist German Workers' Party, abbreviated NSDAP in German. Despite its name, there was nothing even remotely "socialist" or "workers" related about the Nazi Party. Its very foundation was t o combat the influence of labor unions, particularly those closely-linked to the Socialists or Communists. Socialist ideology, whethe…
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Expose the Insurrection Financiers
Sarah Anderson | counterpunch.org | 2021-02-15
Throughout his scorching indictment of President Trump, lead impeachment manager Jamie Raskin wove in quotes from eminent historic minds, including this one from his late father, Institute for Policy Studies co-founder Marcus Raskin: "Democracy needs a ground to stand on and that ground is the truth." Raskin's trial team exposed a great deal of truth…
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Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala becomes first woman, African to lead WTO
Online News Editor | laprensalatina.com | 2021-02-15
Geneva, Feb 15 (efe-epa).- Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala was on Monday appointed as the World Trade Organization's new director-general, becoming the first woman and first African citizen to lead the global institution that regulates international commerce. Okonjo-Iweala, who is from Nigeria but also holds United States citizenship, will officially take over from Brazilian Roberto Azevedo on 1 …
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Nadal, Barty reach Aussie Open quarters in straight sets
Online News Editor | laprensalatina.com | 2021-02-15
Melbourne, Australia, Feb 15 (efe-epa).- Spain's Rafael Nadal made the quarterfinals of the Australian Open men's tournament after winning his fourth-round match against No. 18 seed Fabio Fognini by 6-3, 6-4, 6-2. "Against a player such as Fabio you have to be worried at all times. For me it is better to play during the …
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Memphis Police, Shelby Co. Deputies Using Inclement Weather Crash Policy
Rafael Figueroa | laprensalatina.com | 2021-02-15
MEMPHIS, TN (WMC) — The Memphis Police Department and Shelby County Sheriff's Office is enforcing their Inclement Weather Policy for accidents. Here are the steps you should follow if there is only minor damage and no injures or alcohol involved. Drivers should exchange names, addresses, phone numbers, insurance information, and tag numbers of the vehicles …
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Zuma could face prison sentence after corruption inquiry no-show
Online News Editor | laprensalatina.com | 2021-02-15
Johannesburg, Feb 15 (efe-epa).- Former South African president Jacob Zuma could be facing a prison term after he failed to appear before a commission investigating corruption allegations, the head of the inquiry said on Monday. "It is a pity that Mr Zuma has decided not to appear before the commission today, in defiance of the …
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Cold snap brings heavy snowfall, frigid temperatures to Greece
Online News Editor | laprensalatina.com | 2021-02-15
Athens, Feb 15 (efe-epa).- Greece on Monday found itself in the grips of a cold-weather front that has brought hurricane-force winds, freezing temperatures and the heaviest snowfall in recent decades. The country's Civil Protection department said parts of central and northern Greece registered the heaviest snowfall in 20 years and that the adverse weather had …
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Myanmar protesters take to militarized streets after internet blackout
Online News Editor | laprensalatina.com | 2021-02-15
(Update 1: Updates head, pars 1-2, adds Suu Kyi hearing pars 3-4, minor edits) Yangon, Myanmar, Feb 15 (efe-epa).- Myanmar residents on Monday resumed their protests against the military junta that seized power two weeks ago, emerging from a long night during which the country's internet was shut down and armored vehicles appeared in the …
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Border controls with Czechia, Austria necessary, German gov't says
Online News Editor | laprensalatina.com | 2021-02-15
Berlin, Feb 15 (efe-epa).- The German government on Monday said border controls with the Czech Republic and Austria were justified, despite long delays and heavy criticism from neighboring countries. Germany has had controls on its land borders with its two neighbors since Sunday, which has limited free movement within the Schengen zone and affected economic …
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Bangladesh resumes Rohingya refugees transfer to remote island
Online News Editor | laprensalatina.com | 2021-02-15
Dhaka, Feb 15 (efe-epa).- Bangladeshi authorities on Monday began transferring over 3,000 Rohingya refugees to a remote island in the Bay of Bengal in the fourth phase of a controversial plan from congested camps in Cox's Bazar in the country's southeast. "We have started transferring 2,014 refugees today from Chittagong to Bhasan Char," which was …
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Spanish soccer player faces possible sanction in Indian league for biting
Online News Editor | laprensalatina.com | 2021-02-15
New Delhi, Feb 15 (efe-epa)- Chennaiyin FC of the Indian Super League has filed an official complaint against Spanish player Edu Bedia, who plays as midfielder for Goa FC, for allegedly biting one of its players during a match over the weekend. The incident occurred on Saturday when Chennaiyin FC midfielder Deepak Tangri fell on …
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Russia successfully launches Progress MS-16 cargo ship for ISS
Online News Editor | laprensalatina.com | 2021-02-15
Moscow, Feb 15 (efe-epa).- Russia on Monday successfully launched the Progress MS-16 cargo ship bound for the International Space Station (ISS), the Roscosmos space agency reported. The freighter was launched by a Soyuz-2.1 rocket from Site 31 at Russia's Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan. Progress MS-16 is carrying nitrogen reserves for the station's atmosphere and materials …
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Injury-ravaged Liverpool travel to Hungary for Round of 16 clash vs Leipzig
Online News Editor | laprensalatina.com | 2021-02-15
(Update 1: Adds Klopp quotes) Sports Desk, Feb 15 (efe-epa).- A Liverpool team severely depleted by injuries, especially in defense, travels to RB Leipzig for the Champions League Round of 16 first leg match on Tuesday. The game will not be played in Leipzig, however, but in the Hungarian capital, Budapest, after the English side …
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UN: 65 activists, reporters killed in 3 years in Afghanistan
Online News Editor | laprensalatina.com | 2021-02-15
Kabul, Feb 15 (efe-epa).- At least 65 human rights activists and media professionals have been killed in Afghanistan in the last three years, a growing trend that has led to several others leaving their profession or the country, United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) said Monday. According to the latest report by the UN …
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Koeman says Pique, out since November, could return against PSG
Online News Editor | laprensalatina.com | 2021-02-15
Barcelona, Feb 15 (efe-epa).- Barcelona head coach Ronald Koeman said he may start defender Gerard Pique for Tuesday's Champions League round of 16 first leg match against Paris Saint Germain. The veteran center back has been sidelined with a knee injury since November. "Gerard is doing all right. He has been training for four or …
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Harsh jail sentence over drug use spurs legalization debate in Tunisia
Online News Editor | laprensalatina.com | 2021-02-15
Tunis, Feb 15 (efe-epa).- Three young Tunisians have received a 30-year prison sentence for possessing and using cannabis, a ruling that has sparked a nationwide debate over the drug use law in the country. The unprecedented prison sentence has led to mutual understanding between both civil society groups and politicians, who seem to agree that …
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At least 1 dead, others injured in large Haiti protests
Online News Editor | laprensalatina.com | 2021-02-15
Port-au-Prince, Feb 14 (efe-epa).- At least one man died Sunday and another was shot during a large protest in the Haitian capital called to demand the resignation of President Jovenel MoàØse. Security forces were stationed at Delmas 60 area, where they responded with live fire and tear gas to protesters who threw stones and a …
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Myanmar protesters re-emerge onto militarized streets after internet blackout
Online News Editor | laprensalatina.com | 2021-02-15
Yangon, Myanmar, Feb 15 (efe-epa).- Myanmar's internet was restored on Monday morning after a nationwide blackout overnight and as protesters resumed their demonstrations against the military junta that took power on Feb. 1. In Yangon, protesters held up placards outside the Central Bank alongside military tanks and vehicles as soldiers set up barricades. Troops and …
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Majority of Americans want 3rd party as support for idea PEAKS amid disappointment in both Democrats and Republicans — poll
rt.com | 2021-02-15
A new Gallup poll has found support for a major third political party steadily rising as more people than ever refer to themselves as Independents while Republicans and Democrats are dropping in approval. | Just last September, Gallup research showed that 57 percent of US adults wanted a third major option at the polls because the Republican and Democrat "parties do such a poor job representing the American people." The latest poll has seen that majority rise to 62 percent support. | On top…
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'You've won': 1619 Project creator who doxxed conservative reporter 'taking a break' from Twitter over abuse
rt.com | 2021-02-15
New York Times reporter Nikole Hannah-Jones is "taking a break" from Twitter, claiming she has been consistently harassed on the platform after she doxxed a conservative journalist who asked her about old controversial tweets. | "I know I haven't always exemplified grace on here," Hannah-Jones, who is behind the Times' controversial 1619 Project, tweeted on Sunday, possibly referring to a post from last week in which she doxxed a conservative reporter. | Hannah-Jones went on to lash out at conservative journalists, who have been her main critics, and claimed she has been harassed consistently on Twitter. | My…
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Sean Penn mocked for 'religious ignorance' after he calls Satan 'Satin' and assumes protestants follow the Vatican
rt.com | 2021-02-15
Hollywood actor and liberal activist Sean Penn was ridiculed on social media after he appeared to assume evangelical Protestants are led by the Vatican, and referred to Satan as "Satin." | "Evangelical leaders should themselves be impeached by the Vatican if they themselves don't follow Nikki Haley's lead & clearly state they should not have followed Satin into the bowels of hell. But, perhaps they are too busy at sex parties," tweeted Penn on Saturday, seemingly frustrated at the lack of evangelical leaders who hav…
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Kids YouTube channel warns world would suffer if Bill Gates 'disappeared' in BIZARRE VIDEO praising 'respected billionaire'
rt.com | 2021-02-15
An 'educational' YouTube channel targeting children has released a creepy video warning its young viewers that the world would become a much worse place if Microsoft founder Bill Gates and other billionaires disappeared. | In the bizarre video titled 'What if Bill Gates Disappeared?' and labeled with the hashtags #kids, #children, and #education, the narrator cautions that if Gates disappeared, "a highly respected billionaire will be missed by many." | Released in January, but only gaining attention in recent days, the animation shows two cartoon men labeled as 'Clean Energy' and 'Doctors Association', crying…
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'We the People' gone and no one noticed: Biden removes Obama-era petition tool to thunderous media silence
rt.com | 2021-02-15
President Joe Biden has gone beyond purging the legacy of Donald Trump to scrub that of Barack Obama too, taking down the White House petitions page. The media was too busy gushing over his Valentine's Day display to notice. | All links to 'We the People,' the petition page launched out by the Obama administration in 2011, now redirect to the main White House website. Neither the 'Contact' nor 'Get Involved' links, which used to lead to it, do so anymore. Apparently, this has been the case since January 20, when the Biden administration t…
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Gagging opponents is not unity, conservative reporter who was shoved & rubbed with dirty diaper at BLM rally tells RT
rt.com | 2021-02-15
Days after the Capitol Hill riot, a conservative journalist was assaulted and harassed at a BLM rally in New York. Her ordeal shows how people sharing their political beliefs in today's America risk physical harm, she told RT. | Tara Anne Szczepanski, 33, is a Polish-American political commentator and independent reporter. On January 10, she attended a small protest in Madison Square Park where Black Lives Matter (BLM) activists accosted her after she started filming them. | "The mob turned against me after recognizing that I am a Trump supporter," she told RT. "With the hatred that is going on currently in Am…
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Trump critics rage against 'American Idol' for 'rehabbing' Kellyanne Conway after her daughter auditions
rt.com | 2021-02-15
Former White House official Kellyanne Conway appeared on 'American Idol' to support her 16-year-old daughter Claudia, but the moment is being slammed for giving a positive image to the Trump ally. | Claudia Conway was accompanied during her audition for 'Idol' by her father, vocal Trump critic George Conway, but her mother appeared via video chat before and after to show support for her. | "Remember, honey. Winners are people who are willing to lose," she said at one point to Claudia, who made it to the next round of auditions after performing both Rihanna's 'Love on the Brain' and Adele's 'When We Were Young'…
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Texas implements rolling blackouts as state hit with most extreme snow & ice in years (VIDEOS)
rt.com | 2021-02-15
Many Texans have been left without power as the state is being hit with freezing temperatures and extreme snow and ice. Rolling blackouts have been implemented to help conserve an exhausted grid. | The Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT) called an "energy emergency alert three" early Monday, which includes rolling outages for not only homes, but businesses and city infrastructure. ERCOT warned residents that even traffic lights could be down during the blackouts. | has declared an EEA 3. Energy conservation is critical. Rotating outages are underway to reduce demand on the electric system. We urge Te…
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Minneapolis releases $6.4mn to police to hire new recruits, as depleted force struggles with soaring crime after calls to defund
rt.com | 2021-02-15
The Minneapolis City Council voted unanimously to give police an extra $6.4 million in funding to hire new officers amid a steep increase in violent crime. Dozens of officers quit or went on leave after the George Floyd protests. | The City Council voted on Friday to greenlight the release of funds from a Public Safety Staffing Reserve Fund which was set up last year. Police called on lawmakers to boost their budget, citing a lack of officers to deal with the wave of violent crime, as the number of people suffering gunshots wounds grew 250 percent in the first three weeks of the year compared to last year. The…
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"Why can't you be normal?": How the neurodivergent are mocked for being different
Matthew Rozsa | salon.com | 2021-02-15
Being autistic is not a choice — and telling autistic people to act "normally" is not productive nor nice…
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Saudi woman handed death penalty for murder of Bangladeshi maid
Areeb Ullah | middleeasteye.net | 2021-02-15
Saudi woman handed death penalty for murder of Bangladeshi maid | Abiron Begum Ansar was beaten to death by her employers in Riyadh | Areeb Ullah | Mon, 02/15/2021 – 12: 29 | Ansar's family said her body was 'unrecognisable' when it was repatriated back to Bangladesh seven months after her murder (Supplied) | A criminal court in Riyadh on Sunday handed a Saudi national the death penalty for the murder of a Bangladeshi…
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Turkey: Hundreds arrested after PKK's execution of 13 hostages
Ragip Soylu | middleeasteye.net | 2021-02-15
Turkey: Hundreds arrested after PKK's execution of 13 hostages | Erdogan lashes out at United States for allegedly providing Kurdish militants with weapons | Ragip Soylu | Mon, 02/15/2021 – 13: 48 | The funerals of three Turkish military personnel killed in Iraq, at the Ahmet Hamdi Akseki Mosque, Ankara, on 12 February 2021 (AFP) | Turkey on Monday announced the detention of 718 people suspected of having links to the…
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Israeli missile strikes 'kill six non-Syrian militia fighters' near Damascus
MEE and agencies | middleeasteye.net | 2021-02-15
Israeli missile strikes 'kill six non-Syrian militia fighters' near Damascus | Syria's army said it intercepted a 'sizeable' number of the missile strikes over Damascus | MEE and agencies | Mon, 02/15/2021 – 07: 14 | Israeli officials said their forces struck 500 military targets in Syria in 2020, many of them Iranian-backed (AFP) | Israeli missile strikes against several targets in Syria killed at least six…
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Saudi national handed death penalty for murder of Bangladeshi woman
Areeb Ullah | middleeasteye.net | 2021-02-15
Saudi national handed death penalty for murder of Bangladeshi woman | Abiron Begum Ansar was beaten to death by her employers in Riyadh | Areeb Ullah | Mon, 02/15/2021 – 12: 29 | Ansar's family said her body was 'unrecognisable' when it was repatriated back to Bangladesh seven months after her murder (Supplied) | A criminal court in Riyadh on Sunday handed a Saudi national the death penalty for the murder of a Banglad…
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Trump wanted to 'take out' Syria's President Assad, former adviser claims
MEE staff | middleeasteye.net | 2021-02-15
Trump wanted to 'take out' Syria's President Assad, former adviser claims | KT McFarland, who served as deputy national security adviser, said the former president was enraged after seeing pictures of suspected sarin gas attack | MEE staff | Mon, 02/15/2021 – 16: 16 | The Trump administration responded to the 2017 gas attack by firing dozens of cruise missiles at a Syrian air base where the gas was allegedly housed (AFP)…
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Syrian army 'intercepted' Israeli missile strike over Damascus
MEE and agencies | middleeasteye.net | 2021-02-15
Syrian army 'intercepted' Israeli missile strike over Damascus | Damascus did not specify the number of casualties or targets struck by Israel | MEE and agencies | Mon, 02/15/2021 – 07: 14 | Israeli officials said it had struck 500 Iranian targets inside Syria in 2020 (AFP) | Syria on Monday said it had intercepted Israeli missiles flying over Damascus as Israel continues to target Iranian military outposts…
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Iran denies ownership of seized oil tanker, tells Washington to 'stop acts of piracy'
MEE staff | middleeasteye.net | 2021-02-15
Iran denies ownership of seized oil tanker, tells Washington to 'stop acts of piracy' | United States seized Liberian-flagged tanker earlier this month, forcing ship to anchor outside Texas port | MEE staff | Mon, 02/15/2021 – 16: 13 | The US Justice Department on 14 August 2020 confirmed it had seized fuel cargo aboard four tankers sent by Iran to crisis-wracked Venezuela (AFP/File photo) | The seizure of a cargo of oil…
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Backlash in Morocco as Algerian show features puppet of King Mohammed VI
Nadda Osman | middleeasteye.net | 2021-02-15
Backlash in Morocco as Algerian show features puppet of King Mohammed VI | Supporters of the 57-year-old monarch decry his satirical depiction as a 'red-line' | Nadda Osman | Mon, 02/15/2021 – 13: 43 | A puppet of the Moroccan king is quizzed about controversial topics on an Algerian show on 13 February 2021 (Screengrab/YouTube) | A satirical show broadcast on the Algerian Echorouk channel on Saturday has provoked ang…
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Houthis claim fresh drone strikes on Saudi airports
MEE staff | middleeasteye.net | 2021-02-15
Houthis claim fresh drone strikes on Saudi airports | The alleged attacks on Jeddah and Abha come amid a surge in violence as Yemeni movement pursues offensive in Marib | MEE staff | Mon, 02/15/2021 – 16: 33 | Smoke billows during clashes between forces loyal to Yemen's Saudi-backed government and Houthi rebel fighters in al-Jadaan area about 50 kilometres northwest of Marib in central Yemen (AFP) | Houthi drones struck t…
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Iran will block snap IAEA inspections if nuclear deal terms not met
MEE and agencies | middleeasteye.net | 2021-02-15
Iran will block snap IAEA inspections if nuclear deal terms not met | Tehran's move is seen as a challenge to Joe Biden's attempt to revive the Iranian nuclear deal | MEE and agencies | Mon, 02/15/2021 – 10: 16 | An Iranian flag flies outside the International Atomic Energy Agency headquarters in Vienna (AFP/File photo) | Iran said on Monday that it will not allow snap inspections from the UN nuclear watchdo…
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'Baseless allegations': Iran denies plotting to attack UAE embassy in Ethiopia
MEE staff | middleeasteye.net | 2021-02-15
'Baseless allegations': Iran denies plotting to attack UAE embassy in Ethiopia | Tehran rubbishes US and Israeli claims it was behind foiled attack, saying 'neither Ethiopia nor the Emirates said anything about Iranian interference' | MEE staff | Mon, 02/15/2021 – 18: 55 | Ethiopian authorities arrested 15 people in an alleged plot to attack UAE's embassy in Addis Ababa (AFP/File photo) | Iran has denied US and Israeli cl…
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Feud between Congressman and UAE ambassador to US escalates online
MEE staff | middleeasteye.net | 2021-02-15
Feud between Congressman and UAE ambassador to US escalates online | Congressman Ro Khanna calls for release of Yemeni journalist Adel al-Hasani after war of words with Yousef al-Otaiba | MEE staff | Mon, 02/15/2021 – 19: 25 | Congressman Ro Khanna first introduced a resolution to end US support for Saudi-led war in Yemen in September 2017 (AFP/File photo) | US Congressman Ro Khanna has called on the UAE to help secure th…
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Leading Palestinian poet Mourid Barghouti dies aged 77
Mustafa Abu Sneineh | middleeasteye.net | 2021-02-15
Leading Palestinian poet Mourid Barghouti dies aged 77 | The poet spent most of his life in exile in 46 houses in three continents, as he told Middle East Eye in 2019 | Mustafa Abu Sneineh | Mon, 02/15/2021 – 10: 49 | Barghouti was born in the village of Deir Ghassaneh, near Ramallah, in the occupied West Bank in 1944 (social media) | The leading Palestinian poet and novelist Mourid Al-Barghouti has di…
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Russia welcomes China's offer to return US to JCPOA
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2021-02-15
TEHRAN, Feb. 15 (MNA) — Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov says Moscow welcomes China's offer to hold a multilateral meeting to return the United States to the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JPCOA).
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Two people arrested on gun charges outside WH: Report
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2021-02-15
TEHRAN, Feb. 15 (MNA) — Two people, one of whom said they were there to meet with the president, approached US Secret Service officers outside the White House Saturday and were arrested after admitting to having weapons.
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Iran, Tajikistan to expand coop. on labor market, employment
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2021-02-15
TEHRAN, Feb. 15 (MNA) — The Director-General of International Affairs of Ministry of Cooperative, Labour and Social Welfare said that Iran and Tajikistan will expand relations in the fields of work, employment and technical and vocational education.
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Early spring blossoms in N Iran
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2021-02-15
BANDAR ANZALI, Feb. 15 (MNA) — Around one month remaining to the start of spring (March 21) and the new Iranian year, many trees in the northern city of Bandar Anzali in Gilan province, have produced blossoms.
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US building new military base at Iraq-Syria-Turkey triangle
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2021-02-15
TEHRAN, Feb. 15 (MNA) — The US-led Coalition is building another base military base at the Iraq-Syria-Turkey triangle in the Ain Dewar area in Al-Hasakah countryside.
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Breathtaking scenery of Meighan Wetland in central Iran
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2021-02-15
ARAK, Feb. 15 (MNA) — Meighan Wetland in Markazi province is one of the most important wetlands in Iran, and its diverse wildlife and desert nature have given a special effect to this wetland.
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Iran informs IAEA of suspending its JCPOA voluntary actions
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2021-02-15
TEHRAN, Feb. 15 (MNA) — Iran's permanent ambassador to the International Organizations in Vienna said that Tehran has informed the IAEA of suspending its voluntary actions under the Nuclear Deal.
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Yemeni army launches drone attacks on 2 Saudi airports
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2021-02-15
TEHRAN, Feb. 15 (MNA) — The Yemeni army targeted Abha and Jeddah airports in Saudi Arabia in drone strikes on Monday.
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Iran, Russia, Turkey to hold another round of Astana talks
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2021-02-15
TEHRAN, Feb. 15 (MNA) — Iran, Russian, and Turkey will reportedly hold another round of Astana Peace talks in Sochi to evaluate the Syrian Constitutional Committee.
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Iran, Qatar discuss bilateral relations, regional coop
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2021-02-15
TEHRAN, Feb. 15 (MNA) — Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif met and held talks with Qatar's Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Mohammed bin Abdulrahman al-Thani in Tehran on Mon. to discuss bilateral talks and regional developments.
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Iran has won as a power in West Asia: Leader's advisor
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2021-02-15
TEHRAN, Feb. 15 (MNA) — Top Military Aide to the Leader of the Islamic Revolution said that Iran has succeeded as a power in West Asia, and a clear sign of that in the near future is the withdrawal of the US terrorist army from the region.
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Iran FM spokesman's weekly presser
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2021-02-15
TEHRAN, Feb. 15 (MNA) — Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Saeed Khatibzadeh held a press conference on Monday morning, where he answered questions on a wide range of topics.
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Iranian FM hold talks with Qatari counterpart
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2021-02-15
TEHRAN, Feb. 15 (MNA) — Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif held a meeting with Qatar's Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Mohammed bin Abdulrahman al-Thani in Tehran on Monday.
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Iraqi group launches missile attack on Turkish military base
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2021-02-15
TEHRAN, Feb. 15 (MNA) — The Iraqi Islamic Resistance Group "Ashab al-Kahf" announced a rocket attack on a Turkish military base in Mosul.
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Iran fully committed to Hormuz Peace Endeavor (HOPE)
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2021-02-15
TEHRAN, Feb. 15 (MNA) — In a meeting with visiting Qatari FM, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said, "Iran believes that peace and stability in the region will be achieved with the cooperation and collaboration of countries in the region ONLY."
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Iran to definitely respond to Zionist's mischievous acts
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2021-02-15
TEHRAN, Feb. 15 (MNA) — IRGC Spokesman General Ramezan Sharif said the Islamic Republic will definitely respond to the Zionist regime's mischievous acts.
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US military convoy targeted in Baghdad
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2021-02-15
TEHRAN, Feb. 15 (MNA) — Iraqi sources reported that a US military convoy has been targeted in Baghdad on Monday.
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Ankara summons US ambassador to Turkey
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2021-02-15
TEHRAN, Feb. 15 (MNA) — Media sources reported that the Turkish Foreign Ministry has summoned the US ambassador to Ankara for commenting on the killing of Turkish citizens in Iraq.
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Iran, Turkey mull over boosting 'tourism' in post-corona era
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2021-02-15
TEHRAN, Feb. 15 (MNA) — The fifth meeting of the Joint Technical Committee for Tourism Cooperation between Iran and Turkey was held through video conference.
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Opening the CIA's Can of Worms
Edward Curtin | globalresearch.ca | 2021-02-15
"The CIA and the media are part of the same criminal conspiracy," wrote Douglas Valentine in his important book, The CIA As Organized Crime. | This is true. The corporate mainstream media are stenographers for the national security state's ongoing | …
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The Omnipotent Power to Assassinate
Jacob G. Hornberger | globalresearch.ca | 2021-02-15
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). | *** | It goes without saying that the Constitution called into existence a …
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Substance of Trump's Impeachment Is Not in Dispute, Biden Says
telesurenglish.net | 2021-02-15
U.S. President Joe Biden on Saturday said that though most Republican senators voted to acquit former President Donald Trump of inciting insurrection leading to the deadly violence on Capitol on Jan. 6, the "substance of the charge" in the impeachment trial was not in dispute. | RELATED: | US Senate Votes as Constitutional Trump's Second Impeachment | "Even those opposed to the conviction, like Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, believe Donald Trump was guilty of a 'disgraceful…
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Yemen rebels claim drone attacks on 2 Saudi airports
yenisafak.com | 2021-02-15
Rebel spokesman Yahya Saree said in a statement that Houthi drones were fired towards the Abha International Airport and the King Abdulaziz International Airport in Jeddah province."The strike was accurate," he claimed, adding that flights at the airports were suspended for two hours following the attacks.There was no comment from the Saudi-led coalition on the claim.The rebel movement regularly announces rocket and drone attacks on Saudi territories, saying they are a reaction to the Saudi-led coalition's assault on Yemen.Yemen has been wracked by violence and instability since 2014, when Houthi rebels captured…
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