Daily Archives: October 14, 2021

2021-10-14: News Headlines

Staff (2021-10-14). Snipers Fatally Attack Protesters in Beirut as Lebanon Reels from Devastating Economic Collapse. democracynow.org At least five people were shot today in Beirut after snipers opened fire on a protest as Lebanon faces a growing economic and political emergency amid widespread corruption. Over the weekend, Lebanon fell into darkness for 24 hours after the nation's electric grid collapsed. Within the past year, the Lebanese currency has fully collapsed as it continues to grapple with the aftermath of last year's deadly port explosion. This comes as the country's political class is expected to accelerate even harsher austerity and privatization efforts in exchange for international support, says Lara Bitar, editor-in-chief of Th…

sputniknews (2021-10-14). As Protesters Killed in Beirut, What is Going On in Lebanon and Why is There a Fear of Civil War? sputniknews.com At least six people were killed by gunfire in Beirut on Thursday as protesters demanded the removal of the lead investigator into last year's blast at the docks. The rally was organised by two Shia Muslim groups, Hezbollah and Amal.

Anonymous669 (2021-10-14). Clashes Break Out In Lebanon's Capital Following Attack On Hezbollah Supporters, Casualties Reported (Videos). southfront.org Supporters of Hezbollah wave Hezbollah and Lebanese flags during a commemoration service marking one week since the death of Ali Fayyad, one of Hezbollah's senior commanders killed fighting in Syria, in Ansar village, southern Lebanon March 6, 2016. REUTERS/Aziz Taher — RTS9J93 | Heavy clashes broke out in the Lebanese capital Beirut on October 14 following an ambush that targeted unarmed Shiite supporters of Hezbollah and the Amal Movement who were protesting against the ongoing investigation into the 2020 Beirut port explosion.

Nicholas Stender (2021-10-14). U.S. pushes China tensions to the brink with new moves on Taiwan secession. liberationnews.org Growing U.S. support for secessionism in Taiwan has brought relations with China to the precipice of a new crisis. The U.S. moves in the island, which is rightfully claimed by the government in Beijing as part of China's national territory, raises the risk of a catastrophic conflict breaking out. Major military exercises have taken place …

WSWS (2021-10-14). US-EU rift over relations with China widens after AUKUS pact. wsws.org Historically rooted conflicts between the world's wealthiest and most powerful countries, that twice in the 20th century led to world war, again threaten to erupt.

Ajamu Baraka (2021-10-14). Build Back Better Legislation: New Keynesianism or Neoliberal Public Relations Stunt? dissidentvoice.org For more than a week the country has been caught up in the ongoing melodrama of the "Build Back Better" (BBB) legislation, the Democrat Party's "social investment" bill now languishing in the House because of the inability of the Democrats to come to an agreement. The fight is characterized by the corporate media as an …

Dave DeCamp (2021-10-14). Blinken: US Policy Is to 'Oppose the Reconstruction of Syria'. globalresearch.ca

Staff (2021-10-14). Venezuela Points Finger at Iván Duque for the Murder of Venezuelan Children—VP Rodríguez to File Complaint with International Criminal Court. orinocotribune.com Venezuela's Office of the Attorney General has blamed the government of Iván Duque for the murder, on October 8, of two young Venezuelans, one of them a minor, in the municipality of Tibu in the department of Norte de Santander, Colombia | Tarek William Saab offered a press conference this Tuesday, October 12, to speak about the actions that the Attorney General's Office will take, and assured that justice will be demanded for the events in question. | "We speak about the existence of structural violence against Venezuelans in that country, provoked by the anti-Venezuelan discourse that predominates within the po…

Thom Hartmann (2021-10-14). Krysten Sinema is the Epitome of Political Corruption. counterpunch.org When Bobby Kennedy went after organized crime in the early 1960s, one of the things he learned was that the Mafia had a series of rituals new members went through to declare their loyalty and promise they'd never turn away from their new benefactors. Once in, they'd be showered with money and protection, but they

WSWS (2021-10-14). Australian Labor Party's decay further revealed at anti-corruption hearing. wsws.org A key senior federal Labor parliamentarian admitted "stacking" local party branches, hiring taxpayer-funded "ghost" electoral staff and participating in rigged party ballots.

Staff (2021-10-14). Raúl Isaías Baduel Dies of COVID-19 Complications—Venezuela Rejects Bachelet's Statements. orinocotribune.com After suffering complications associated with a COVID-19 infection, Raúl Isaías Baduel, former Venezuelan defense minister and military officer, died this Tuesday, October 12, in Caracas. A top commander, Baduel deserted from the ranks of Chavismo and faced charges for acts of corruption that led to his arrest in 2009. | Baduel's death was reported via Twitter by the Attorney General of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, Tarek William Saab, who sent condolences to the family and friends of the general, who served as commander-in-chief of Venezuela's Army from 2004 to 2006, and minister of defense from 2006 to…

teleSUR, drl (2021-10-14). Rafael Correa critica el escándalo de corrupción de Lasso. telesurtv.net El expresidente ecuatoriano calificó de inmoral que el nombre de Guillermo Lasso aparezca en los Pandora Papers.

Staff (2021-10-14). 2020 election was 'bought by Mark Zuckerberg', researcher says, citing turnout-boosting work funded by Facebook CEO. rt.com Two nonprofits funded by Mark Zuckerberg and his allies spent $419.5 million to boost turnout in the 2020 presidential election — and "likely" secured a victory for Joe Biden, according to a study of the national vote. | The NGOs called the Center for Technology and Civic Life (

Rick Rozoff (2021-10-14). Turkish, Azerbaijani land force commanders meet at NATO warfare center to plot "brotherly" war games. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com Azerbaijan's Land Forces Commander meets his Turkish counterpart Commander of the Land Forces of Azerbaijan, Major General Enver Efendiyev, who is on a visit to Ankara, met with the Commander of the Land Forces of Turkey, General of the Army Musa Avsever at the "Day of High-Level Observers" event, organized within the framework of the …

Philip Giraldi (2021-10-14). The New American Leadership: Biden Tells the World What He Wants It to Know. globalresearch.ca

Ted Kelly (2021-10-14). Free Leonard Peltier and all Native prisoners! workers.org Leonard Peltier During the era of colonial theft and conquest, North America became a proving ground for European imperialists. This was where strategies of biological warfare and genocide were honed, as well as the industry that has become a pillar of modern global capitalism: mass incarceration. One cannot talk about . . . |

Dean Baker — Arjun Jayadev (2021-10-14). The Preventable Horrors of the Pandemic and the Short Case for Open Research. counterpunch.org The Covid 19 pandemic is once again at an inflection point— with cases now falling sharply in most of the world. The current pandemic may be coming under control, but after millions of preventable deaths, this is very far from a success story and it is as good a time as any to take a

WSWS (2021-10-14). Kellogg's workers in Battle Creek, Michigan denounce two-tier wages and call for the broadening of their strike. wsws.org The strike is part of a broader upsurge by the working class, as workers battle against the subordination of the response to the coronavirus pandemic in almost every country to private profit.

Rick Rozoff (2021-10-14). Pentagon's Warfare Center "exercises its missile defense" with NATO in Europe. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com USAFE-AFAFRICA Warfare Center exercises its missile defense, European Test Bed 21-2 U.S. Air Force Brig. Gen. Steven G. Edwards), U.S. Air Forces in Europe-Air Forces Africa chief of staff, discusses the European Test Bed [ETB] exercise specifics before participating with Maj. Robert Matthews , 603rd Air Operations Center Combat Operations Division, and Matthew Langley), ballistic …

WSWS (2021-10-14). IATSE sets Sunday strike deadline for 60,000 movie and television production workers. wsws.org The film and TV production workers, who form the numerically largest part of a growing strike wave across the United States, are in a powerful position to win their demands.

Otis Grotewohl (2021-10-14). West Virginia metal workers on strike. workers.org Huntington, W.Va. Metal workers from two companies in West Virginia went on strike Oct. 1 over their employers' decisions to bargain in bad faith. Both of their contracts expired Sept. 30, and the companies — Special Metals Corporation of Huntington and Sulzer Pumps located in neighboring Barboursville — refused to . . . |

James Ashworth (2021-10-14). Analysis Warns Global Biodiversity Is Below 'Safe Limit' Ahead of COP 15. globalresearch.ca

Rick Rozoff (2021-10-14). NATO chieftain: when 30 Allies agree that they are ready to join, Georgia and Ukraine will join the bloc. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com Georgia, Not Russia, to Decide Georgia's NATO Membership -Stoltenberg Speaking at an event hosted by Brookings Institution and Georgetown University in Washington, D.C., the Secretary General rebuffed on October 5 the notion that Russia's small neighbors joining NATO would be a "provocation" to Moscow as "absolutely wrong." He said that the message that it was …

WSWS (2021-10-14). Connecticut group home workers launch strike against low wages and benefits. wsws.org The workers, who have not received a raise in 15 years, formed picket lines on Tuesday morning to demand higher pay, affordable health insurance and a pension.

Rick Rozoff (2021-10-14). Ukraine's first lady: women more eager than men to kill and die in Donbass war. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com President's wife: More than 31,000 defendresses safeguarding peace in Ukraine "Today we celebrate the Day of Defenders and Defendresses of Ukraine for the first time! We have all long been accustomed to the fact that the role of defender is always confidently performed by men. Women get the roles of those who need to be …

Tania Siddiqi (2021-10-14). Lakhimpur Kheri Massacre: India escalates terror targeting farmers. workers.org Farmers in Lakhimpur Kheri district, Uttar Pradesh, India, organized a demonstration Oct. 3. At the protest Ashish Mishra, the son of Ajay Mishra, the Minister of State in Home Affairs, and other supporters of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) brutally murdered four protesting farmers. Samyukt Kisan Morch (SKM), the umbrella body . . . |

WSWS (2021-10-14). New Zealand early childhood teachers concerned about reopening during COVID-19 outbreak. wsws.org One teacher in Auckland said, "We really feel like we're not protected," and that the government is placing teachers "on the firing line so that the economy can get going again."

Charles Pierson (2021-10-14). UN Human Rights Council Abandons Yemen. counterpunch.org Now that the Saudi Lobby has successfully torpedoed the UN's investigation into war crimes in Yemen, their next target will be California Democratic Representative Ro Khanna's amendment to the 2022 National Defense Authorization Act. Khanna's amendment was accepted by the House of Representatives. If incorporated in the final version of the NDAA, Khanna's amendment will end all US support to the Saudi-led coalition.

Ramzy Baroud (2021-10-14). Heroes or Parasites: Europe's Self-serving Politics on Refugees. counterpunch.org Language is politics and politics is power. This is why the misuse of language is particularly disturbing, especially when the innocent and vulnerable pay the price. The wars in Syria, Libya, Afghanistan and other Middle Eastern, Asian and African countries in recent years have resulted in one of the greatest humanitarian catastrophes, arguably unseen since

David J. Elpern, MD — John P. Geyman, MD (2021-10-14). Dermatology's Academic Medical-Industrial Complex: Another Marker of a Wider Problem. counterpunch.org The health care system has been increasingly corporatized since the 1980s, soon accompanied by the growth of investor-owned corporate health care across many parts of the system. This invariably led to more opportunities for conflicts of interest between industry and segments of the profession. More recently, those conflicted ties have further grown by the rise

WSWS (2021-10-14). Verdi trade union calls off strike at Berlin's Charité hospital. wsws.org In ending the strike at Charité, Verdi is deliberately sabotaging the related strike by workers employed by the Vivantes hospital group.

Kerry Lutz (2021-10-14). 10 Shortages that Are Getting Worse. globalresearch.ca

Elizabeth Woodworth (2021-10-14). The Climate Bomb: Failures to Confront the Unspeakable, and The Way Ahead. globalresearch.ca Scientists now believe it is "likely that the world will blow past the 2 degree C warming threshold that expoerts and international negotiators agree is needed to avoid catastrophic consequences."

Rick Rozoff (2021-10-14). Pentagon chief's visit to Georgia stark message to Abkhazia, South Ossetia, Russia. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com Georgia's territorial integrity: "liberation" of Abkhazia and South Ossetia from "Russian occupation" Euro-Atlantic aspirations: Georgia joining NATO first, the European Union second (the sequence that all eleven nations that have joined both since the end of the Cold War proceeded through) Georgian and American soldiers have been standing side-by-side for years: Georgia was the third-largest …

Ben Norton (2021-10-14). Behind NATO's 'Cognitive Warfare': 'Battle for Your Brain' Waged by Western Militaries. globalresearch.ca

Pat Elder (2021-10-14). Maryland Naval Installation Pollutes Region by Incinerating Munitions. covertactionmagazine.com Unpermitted activity threatens Potomac River and Southern Maryland Severe contamination from military weapons testing and disposal dating to 1898 contaminate …

James Divine (2021-10-14). Global Warming and the Ideology of Anthropogenic (Human Caused) Climate Change. globalresearch.ca The purpose of this work is to provide an investigation into the ideology of anthropogenic (human caused) climate change. | It has been written with the confidence that further research within the public, as well as the academic realm is required. …

Shane Quinn (2021-10-14). Hiroshima 1945, Chile's 1973 Coup d'état, Afghanistan 2001, Iraq 2003: Four Key Anniversaries Glossed over by Western Media. globalresearch.ca

WSWS (2021-10-14). Australian and New Zealand educators and parents support October 15 school strike. wsws.org "Forcing students to return to school to face death or suffer the debilitating effects of long Covid is reprehensible by any standards."

WSWS (2021-10-14). Dana workers call for joint action with John Deere workers. wsws.org Dana auto parts workers in the United States voted down a sellout contract of their own by a similar margin more than a month ago, but the UAW and the United Steelworkers are keeping workers on the job on a day-to-day contract extension.

Rick Rozoff (2021-10-14). NATO PA: Bosnia, Georgia Ukraine in NATO, Russia out of Caucasus, Crimea, Donbass. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com Which is to say, reducing the demands to essential terms, war with Russia on multiple fronts. ==== Georgia in NATO Parliamentary Assembly Resolutions NATO Parliamentary Assembly adopted on October 11 two resolutions that, among others, reaffirmed support to Georgia's territorial integrity and its Euro-Atlantic integration aspirations. Resolution 471, adopted during the Assembly's 67th Annual Session …

Rick Rozoff (2021-10-14). Ukraine celebrates defenders, defendresses, Cossacks, Bandera against "Russia's occupation of Crimea" antibellum679354512.wordpress.com Day of Defenders and Defendresses of Ukraine celebrated today On October 14, on the Orthodox feast of the Intercession of the Theotokos, Ukrainians celebrate the Day of Defenders and Defendresses of Ukraine and the Day of Ukrainian Cossacks. The Day of Defenders and Defendresses of Ukraine is a public holiday celebrated on October 14. It …

Douglas Lummis (2021-10-14). A Failure to Negotiate: How the US Lost Its War in Afghanistan. counterpunch.org How is it that the US lost its war with Afghanistan? This will be debated for years. The question is part of a larger question: how is it that this greatest of all superpowers has not gained clear victory in any major war since 1945? In addition to this general question there are factors that apply only to the Afghan war. One peculiarity is how that war began.

WSWS (2021-10-14). Turkish educators and students support October 15 global school strike to stop spread of COVID-19. wsws.org The Rank-and-File Committee for Safe Education in Turkey calls on educators, parents and students to join the October 15 global school strike and send messages of support against the continuation of in-person education in unsafe schools during the pandemic.

Dr. Robert Malone (2021-10-14). Confronting the Medical "Experts" Propaganda Ministry. The Italian Hippocratic Association Advocates for Treatment Instead of Profit. globalresearch.ca

Rick Rozoff (2021-10-14). President: if NATO intervenes in Bosnian Serb Republic, friends will be called on to protect it from aggression. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com Dodik: if NATO intervenes on the territory of RS, we will call friends to protect us BiH Presidency member Milorad Dodik said that he intends to fight for his goals politically, however, if there is a NATO reaction, he will invite friends who "will not leave them stranded". The leader of the SNSD party believes …

Rick Rozoff (2021-10-14). NATO, Pentagon use Adriatic Charter to complete full absorption of the Balkans. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com The Adriatic Charter was established in 2003 at the initiative of then Secretary of State Colin Powell to incorporate all the Balkans states into NATO. At that time no Balkans country belonged to the military bloc. The following year Bulgaria and Romania joined, and thereafter four members of the Adriatic Charter — Albania, Croatia, (North) …

WSWS (2021-10-14). Memphis, Tennessee murder-suicide leaves three postal workers dead. wsws.org The victims have been identified as 37-year-old Demetria Dortch and James Wilson, a longtime USPS manager, while the shooter remains unidentified.

WSWS (2021-10-14). Global energy price surge hits workers. wsws.org Surging global energy prices contribute to a maelstrom of problems, pushing workers to the brink and endangering economic growth.

David DeGraw (2021-10-14). National Security Alert: Thousands of U.S. Special Forces and Combat Troops Discharged as Total Force 'Vaccination' Decimates Military Readiness. globalresearch.ca

Martha Grevatt (2021-10-14). 'Inhumane conditions' — Ex-jail director faces jail. workers.org One of many protests outside the Cuyahoga County Jail against terrible conditions. Cleveland Former Cuyahoga County Jail Director Ken Mills was sentenced to nine months in prison Oct. 8, after a three-week trial where he was found guilty of two counts each of dereliction of duty and falsification. That is . . . |

WSWS (2021-10-14). U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service declares 23 species extinct. wsws.org The rate of extinctions is accelerating, threatening the stability of the ecosystem.

WSWS (2021-10-14). The strike wave in the United States heralds a new stage in the global class struggle. wsws.org The escalating strike wave in the United States provides incontrovertible evidence that the working class is breaking free of the stranglehold of the reactionary trade union apparatus.

ecns.cn (2021-10-14). 11 wounded as explosion rocks provincial capital in E. Afghanistan. ecns.cn At least 11 people were wounded after an explosion ripped through a busy road in Asadabad, capital of eastern Afghanistan's Kunar province on Thursday, a witness said.

ecns.cn (2021-10-14). Xi stresses steady progress in enhancing whole-process people's democracy. ecns.cn Chinese President Xi Jinping has underlined upholding and improving the people's congress system and continuously enhancing whole-process people's democracy.

Todd Miller (2021-10-14). "Smart Borders?" High-Tech 'Virtual' Walls Are Even More Invasive Than Iron Walls. counterpunch.org The border wall is more than just a physical barrier; it is also a system of video surveillance systems, unmanned aerial systems (or drones), and license plate readers, which are part of a broadening biometric collection strategy that has grown "big time" for CBP since 9/11.

WSWS (2021-10-14). Video: Defeat anti-democratic electoral laws! Join the SEP today! wsws.org This sixty-second video explains the program of the SEP and is designed for social media platforms…

IWOC (2021-10-14). Incarcerated Workers Organizing Committee Prepares for Nationwide Demonstrations. itsgoingdown.org Call from the Incarcerated Workers Organizing Committee (IWOC) to get involved in supporting collective actions inside prisons and jails in the summer of 2022. As 2021 comes to a close, the Incarcerated Workers Organizing Committee is collaborating closely with Jailhouse Lawyers Speak to organize collective actions inside prisons and jails from August 21 to September…

WSWS (2021-10-14). Nazi barbarism, World War I and the traumas of the 20th century: Three Minutes—A Lengthening, Where is Anne Frank, Benediction and Mothering Sunday. wsws.org The new films about Nazism and the Holocaust are clearly a response to the rise and threat of the far right, in Germany, the US and elsewhere.

WSWS (2021-10-14). Malian president accuses Paris of secretly arming terrorist groups to provoke war. wsws.org In a statement made last Friday to the Russian news service RIA Novosti, Malian Prime Minister Choguel Kokalla Maiga accused the French government of secretly arming Islamist terrorists to maintain the conflict in the country and justify the French military occupation.

Prof Michel Chossudovsky (2021-10-14). Climate Change versus the Dangers of Nuclear War. "Three Minutes to Midnight" globalresearch.ca While a World War III scenario implying the preemptive use of nuclear weapons has been on the drawing board of the Pentagon for more than ten years, military planners are now involved in the formulation of concrete attack plans directed against Russia.

Free Sean Swain (2021-10-14). Sean Swain Is Back at OSP Youngstown. itsgoingdown.org Update on anarchist political prisoner, Sean Swain, who has been moved. The ODRC has decided to recall it's favorite guest to the supermax at Youngstown (Ohio State Penitentiary). This seems to be procedural as a way of assessing his threat level and what sort of facility he should be relegated to for his time back…

Peter Bohmer (2021-10-14). The Case for a Substantive Universal Basic Income. counterpunch.org A substantive and non-neoliberal Universal Basic Income (UBI) could substantially improve people's lives, is feasible and possible and can be a step towards a revolutionary transformation of a society towards participatory socialism. There is no conflict with related proposals for Universal Basic Services, a UBS, or with a Guaranteed Jobs Program. A UBI is expensive

WSWS (2021-10-14). Biden announces 24/7 operation at Port of Los Angeles. wsws.org The US government is seeking to accelerate the movement of freight by intensifying the exploitation of labor, with the collaboration of the ILWU, Teamsters and other unions.

Paul Antonopoulos (2021-10-14). Ankara's Penetration into Central Asia Threatens to Bring Pan-Turkic Extremism to Russia's Border. globalresearch.ca

Judge Andrew P. Napolitano (2021-10-14). Lies and Torture Cover-up: U.S. State Secrets Doctrine Is a Fraud. globalresearch.ca

Prof Michel Chossudovsky (2021-10-14). Environmental Modification Techniques (ENMOD) and Climate Change. globalresearch.ca The manipulation of climate for military use…

David Rosen (2021-10-14). Is "Progress" at a Standstill? counterpunch.org In 1788, Thomas Jefferson wrote to Edward Carrington, a fellow Virginian soldier and statesman, "The natural progress of things is for liberty to yield and government to gain ground." John Stuart Mill (1806-1873) and Karl Marx (1818-1883) offered different but complementary, if less critical, notions of progress. "Truth, in the great practical concerns of life, is

WSWS (2021-10-14). Australian government, Labor silent over revelations CIA planned to kill or kidnap Assange. wsws.org Hardly any media outlets have even asked whether the Australian authorities knew about the US plans to murder or kidnap an Australian citizen and journalist.

WSWS (2021-10-14). Greek teachers and students strike against attacks on education and lack of protection from the coronavirus. wsws.org Under conditions of enormous anger and opposition among teachers and students, the aims of the teachers' unions and those of the strikers are diametrically opposed.

Dave Clennon (2021-10-14). Tom Hanks: The Trojan Horse in a Citadel of Labor. counterpunch.org From the beginning of his acting career, Mr. Hanks seems to have lacked an appreciation for the life experience of the average, working, non-starring actor. When his entrepreneurial drive took him to the next stage — movie and TV producer — did Thomas J. Hanks's capacity for empathy grow or shrivel?

WSWS (2021-10-14). More than 100 Florida educators and two dozen students have died of COVID-19 since reopening of schools in August. wsws.org Coming off the heels of a resurgence of the pandemic fueled by the Delta variant throughout the summer and fall, the FEA's report is an indictment of the school reopenings backed by the unions.

Prof Michel Chossudovsky (2021-10-14). Engineered Economic Chaos, "Fake Shortages". Collapse in Industrial Production. globalresearch.ca

Robert J. Burrowes (2021-10-14). "Police for Freedom": Conscientious Resignation of Police Officer in Australia. globalresearch.ca

Rick Rozoff (2021-10-14). Turkey: Taliban foreign minister leads high-level delegation in first visit to NATO nation. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com Taliban pays first visit to Turkey after takeover of Afghanistan A high-level delegation of Afghanistan's new Taliban rulers, led by the acting foreign minister, Amir Khan Muttaqi, has arrived in Ankara for meetings with Turkish officials, Foreign Ministry officials said on Oct. 14. *** NATO member Turkey maintained its embassy in Afghanistan after Western countries …

Brian Shilhavy (2021-10-14). Airline Industry Issues Dire Warning Against Vaxx Mandates: "We have all the Control — Aircraft Will Stop Moving" with Major Effects on Economy. globalresearch.ca

TASS (2021-10-14). Russian diplomat Zakharova slams EU's new set of sanctions against Russia as hypocrisy. tass.com The Russian Foreign Ministry Spokeswoman stressed that any "sanctions decisions," which were made bypassing the UN Security Council, are illegitimate from the international legal stance…

Anonymous669 (2021-10-14). Iranian-Backed Forces Threatens 'Harsh Response' To Recent Israeli Airstrikes On Syria's Palmyra. southfront.org Iranian-backed forces massing around Deir Ezzor city | The Allies of Syria Operations Room, which commands Iranian-backed forces in Syria, has vowed to response "very harshly" to the In a statement released on October 14, the operations room revealed that the Israeli airstrikes had destroyed several barracks and a s…

teleSUR- lvm, JL (2021-10-14). Pdte. de México insta a OMS aprobar vacunas contra la Covid-19. telesurtv.net "Son derechos humanos y la OMS tiene que actuar con imparcialidad", dijo el mandatario mexicano.

Janet Parker (2021-10-14). A powerful human story and an indictment of Aust gov't brutality. greenleft.org.au At 21, Jaivet Ealom fled persecution in Myanmar, finding himself on a small boat with 100 other men, women and children destined for Darwin, writes Janet Parker.

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-10-14). Mayo Clinic Minute: Flu during a pandemic. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Have you had your flu shot yet? The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends that everyone over 6 months get a flu shot every season with rare exceptions. Now in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, it's important to be vaccinated for COVID-19 and the flu. And you can get both shots at the same time. Watch: The Mayo Clinic Minute youtu.be/vGrUz75YoiI Journalists: Broadcast-quality video (1: 12) is in the downloads at the end of…

Staff (2021-10-14). RT Creative Lab releases 'Children of the Siege: VR Sketches', animated movie dedicated to kids of Leningrad during WWII (VIDEO). rt.com RT Creative Lab has released an animated movie, 'Children of the Siege. VR Sketches', dedicated to the children trapped in the city of Leningrad during the siege by Nazi forces, considered to be the deadliest in history. | Over three hundred thousand children were evacuated from Leningrad in the two months after WWII began in the Soviet Union. When the siege of the city began in September 1941, over four hundred thousand kids were trapped inside. | Children in besieged Leningrad knew little else but starvation and cold; they grew up to the whistle of shells and booms of explosions. The siege lasted a grueling…

Global Research News (2021-10-14). Selected Articles: Over 7,000 Doctors and Scientists Sign "Rome Declaration" Accusing COVID Policy-Makers of 'Crimes Against Humanity'. globalresearch.ca By This is beyond disturbing. According to Dr Pierre Kory, MD, MPA, and verified by the…

Alex Bainbridge (2021-10-14). Extinction Rebellion blockades Queensland parliament. greenleft.org.au An Extinction Rebellion action highlighted the critical danger facing the Great Barrier Reef. Alex Bainbridge reports.

Anonymous103 (2021-10-14). US Military Presence In The Middle East: The Less The Better. southfront.org Illustrative Image | Written by It may not have been planned or coordinated but efforts by Middle Eastern states to dial down tensions serve as an example of what happens when big power interests coincide. | It also provides evidence of the potentially positive fallout of a lower US profile in the region. | Afghanistan, the United States' chaotic withdrawal notwithstanding, could emerge as another example of the positive impact when global interests coincide. That is if the Taliban prove willing and capable of policing militant…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-10-14). Covid Queries: Altered DNA and microchips. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Q: I've heard some theories circulating about the COVID-19 vaccine, including that it was developed to control the general population through microchip tracking or "nanotransducers" in our brains. I've also heard that it will alter my DNA. Are these theories true? A: No, those assertions are false. "There is absolutely not a microchip in the vaccine," says Martin Herrmann, M.D., medical director of Mayo Clinic Health System in Waseca and New Prague. "Also, there's no…

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newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-10-14). Mayo Clinic Q&A podcast: Tips to meet the challenges of breastfeeding. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Breastfeeding has many benefits. Breast milk contains the right balance of nutrients for your baby. Breast milk is easier than commercial formula for babies to digest, and the antibodies in breast milk boost a baby's immune system. Breastfeeding might even help a new mother lose weight after the baby is born. But breastfeeding can be challenging. New parents may worry about whether their child is getting enough milk and wonder how often they should breastfeed….

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-10-14). Blood donors urgently needed in Rochester. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org The Mayo Clinic Blood Donor Center in Rochester, Minnesota, urgently needs donations of Type O-positive and Type O-negative blood. "We are continuing to suffer a national blood shortage. As a result, blood products are still difficult to bring in from external sources to supplement our local collection capabilities," says Camille van Buskirk, M.D., medical director of the Mayo Clinic Blood Donor Program. "Despite these dire blood product shortages, the constant need for blood products for our patients…

Paul Haeder (2021-10-14). Back at Ground-Truthing Again and Again and Again. dissidentvoice.org Time and time again, the left sites just keep pushing all those international stories, all those stories tied to this or that political party head, and while China is important, and while we know the dirty deeds of Blinken to Pompeo, all the way back, we still miss out on the common people, us, the …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-10-14). Mayo Clinic Minute: Why breast cancer screening is important. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org It's estimated that 1 in 8 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in her lifetime and 1 in 39 women will die from breast cancer. It's the most diagnosed cancer among women in the U.S., and it's now the most common cancer globally.That's why regular breast cancer screening is so important, says Dr. Christine Klassen, a Mayo Clinic Breast Clinic physician.Watch The Mayo Clinic Minute. www.youtube.com/watch?v=9XKd_sVm7dw Journalists: Broadcast-quality video pkg (1: 06) is in the…

Rick Rozoff (2021-10-14). Turkey expands combat drone sales to Ethiopia and Morocco: report. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com Which have been used to murder people in Iraq, Libya, Nagorno-Karabakh, Syria and the Ukraine to date. *** Turkey expands armed drone sales to Ethiopia and Morocco — sources Turkey has expanded its exports of armed drones by negotiating sales deals with Morocco and Ethiopia after their successful use in international conflicts, according to four …

Staff (2021-10-14). Afghan Interpreter Who Rescued Biden in 2008 Is Evacuated from Afghanistan with His Family. democracynow.org After weeks of pleading for help, an Afghan interpreter, who helped rescue then-Senator Joe Biden when he was stranded 13 years ago in Afghanistan, has finally escaped Afghanistan. Aman Khalili describes his journey out of the country, and we speak with the reporter who broke the story. "I was in the safehouse for 15 days," Khalili tells Democracy Now! Khalili is "representative of a group of people that are still appealing for help from America and anyone else that can help them," says Dion Nissenbaum, with The Wall Street Journal.

Anand Naidoo (2021-10-14). The Heat: U.S. to lift COVID-19 restrictions in November. america.cgtn.com Signs of progress and a return to normalcy amid COVID-19 – The U.S. announced that it will open its borders with Mexico and Canada starting next month.

Anonymous007 (2021-10-14). Military Situation In Yemen On October 14, 2021 (Map Update). southfront.org Click to see full-size image | The Liaison and Coordination Officers' Operations Room (loyal to Ansar Allah) reported 219 ceasefire violations in al-Hudaydah during the past 24 hours | On October 13, Saudi-led coalition warplanes conducted 18 airstrikes on the Abdiyah district | On October 13, Saudi-led coalition warplanes conducted 11 airstrikes on the Jubah district | On October 13, Saudi-led coalition warplanes conducted 3 airstrikes on the Khab and Shaaf district | On October 14, clashes between Ans…

Staff (2021-10-14). The Nation's John Nichols: Trump's Coup Nearly Succeeded. He Will Try Again in 2024. democracynow.org As the House committee probing the January 6 attack on the Capitol ramps up its investigation, new details continue to emerge about former President Donald Trump's efforts to stay in the White House despite losing the 2020 election. The Senate Judiciary Committee recently revealed Trump directly asked the Justice Department nine times for help overturning the election. One of Trump's lawyers also wrote a memo detailing how Trump could stage a coup by getting electors from seven states thrown out, thus denying Biden's victory. The House select committee may also file charges against top Trump adviser Steve Bannon…

Janet Parker (2021-10-14). A powerful human story and an indictment of Australian government brutality. greenleft.org.au At 21, Jaivet Ealom fled persecution in Myanmar, finding himself on a small boat with 100 other men, women and children destined for Darwin, writes Janet Parker.

Marzieh Rahmani (2021-10-14). Mosque attack in western Niger leaves 10 dead. en.mehrnews.com At least 10 people were killed in an attack by suspected ISIL-affiliated terrorists against a mosque in western Niger, the country's defense minister said .

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-10-14). Mayo Clinic Q&A podcast: The case for continuing COVID-19 precautions. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org COVID-19 hospitalizations in the U.S. are reportedly dropping. While the news headlines are encouraging, the country is in its fourth surge heading into flu season and winter holidays. That is why medical experts are keeping their predictions and recommendations fluid. How the virus spreads depends on human behavior. "What happens is that people read the news and say: 'We're done. We're free. It's over,'" says Dr. Gregory Poland, an infectious diseases expert and head of Mayo Clinic's…

Louis Menand (2021-10-14). It's Time to Stop Talking About "Generations" zcomm.org From boomers to zoomers, the concept gets social history all wrong…

WSWS (2021-10-14). Educators and workers across the US give support to October 15 global school strike. wsws.org The WSWS received statements from educators, parents and workers in California, Texas, and Tennessee in support of the October 15 global school strike called for by British parent Lisa Diaz.

Marzieh Rahmani (2021-10-14). Hezbollah, Amal warn against sedition after Beirut shooting. en.mehrnews.com Following a shooting in Beirut at a protest against judicial probe into last year's explosion, Hezbollah and Amal Movement warned against a plot to drag Lebanon into a 'malicious sedition'.

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-10-14). Mayo Clinic Q&A podcast: Next steps, new leader for Mayo Clinic Cancer Center. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Dr. Cheryl Willman was named executive director of Mayo Clinic Cancer Programs, and director of the Mayo Clinic Cancer Center in May. In this role, Dr. Willman is leading the expansion and strategic development of Mayo Clinic Cancer Center locations in Arizona, Florida and Minnesota, as well as newly developing Mayo Clinic global cancer programs in London and Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. Mayo Clinic Cancer Center is designated by the National Cancer Institute (NCI) as…

Anonymous007 (2021-10-14). No Sanctions Coming Nord Stream 2's Way Despite Ted Cruz And Congress' Best Efforts. southfront.org Click to see full-size image | Washington will not implement any further sanctions against Nord Stream 2 in the near future, The outlet claims reported Republican Senator Ted Cruz has repeatedly insisted on restrictions. | Ted Cruz is blocking nominations for ambassador picks in order to attempt and force US President Joe Biden to impo…

imperial.ac.uk (2021-10-14). Formula milk trials are not reliable, warn researchers. imperial.ac.uk Researchers find trials lack scientific rigour and say change needed to protect trial participants and protect consumers from misleading information.

Karen J. Greenberg (2021-10-14). Eyes Are Always on You: Life in the Post-9/11 Military. counterpunch.org I know what it means to be watched all too carefully, a phenomenon that's only grown worse in the war-on-terror years. I'm a strange combination, I suspect, being both a military spouse and an anti-war-on-terror activist. As I've discovered, the two sit uncomfortably in what still passes for one life. In this country in these

teleSUR, JGN (2021-10-14). Oposición hondureña se une de cara a elecciones presidenciales. telesurtv.net La coalición postulará a Xiomara Castro, del movimiento Libre, como su candidata presidencial.

Anonymous103 (2021-10-14). Egypt's President Al-Sisi To Restore Contact With Bashar al-Assad In Coming Days — Report. southfront.org Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi | Written by Khaled Iskef | The Journal of Al-Araby Al-Jadeed reported, citing Egyptian sources, about A "private" confirmation of Cairo officials' agreements on the possibility of establishing contact between Syrian president, Bashar al-Assad, and his Egyptian counterpart, Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi. The potential call, considered as the first of its kind, is expected in coming days. | The report clarified that the Egyptians strive to establish this contact, aiming to expand their roles in the Syrian file in the coming days. Recently, Egypt has made many attempts to come to an a…

teleSUR, NG, JGN (2021-10-14). Rasgos de Simón Bolívar que lo hicieron Libertador. telesurtv.net Este jueves se conmemoran 208 años del nombramiento de Simón Bolívar como "Libertador" por parte de la Municipalidad de Caracas.

Richard Falk (2021-10-14). The Rebranding of Antisemitism after the Holocaust. zcomm.org By making the Palestinian people and their supporters bear the ongoing burdens of this grotesque genocide perverts the legacy of the Holocaust, extending the dark shadows of racism over Israel experience and identity in ugly reactive forms…

Staff (2021-10-14). 'Terrifying Terminator s**t': Robotics firm equips 'robo dog' with night-vision SNIPER RIFLE. rt.com A robotics firm and a gun manufacturer have joined forces to produce what amounts to an animatronic 'dog' with a sniper rifle for a face, managing to terrify more than a few netizens after unveiling the new device at an Army expo.

Eduardo Lucita (2021-10-14). Una jugada de EE.UU. mueve el tablero mundial. globalizacion.ca Sorpresa y desaire a los aliados europeos. Francia calificó al acuerdo militar inconsulto que EE.UU. firmó con Australia como ´una puñalada por la espalda ª, y junto con Alemania reflotó la vieja idea de crear una fuerza militar europea independiente de…

Rick Rozoff (2021-10-14). Kosovo: NATO's first full-fledged war, first military garrison state 22 years later. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com Ten Serbs, 10 policemen injured in Kosovo clashes Kosovo police said officers met resistance with firearms and grenades in Mitrovica…. Serbian state TV showed people in northern Mitrovica running away from tear gas and a car on fire. Similar clashes were reported in the nearby town of Zvecan. **** At an urgent meeting in Serbia's …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-10-14). Consumer Health: What is mental health? newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org World Mental Health Day will be observed on Sunday, Oct. 10, to raise awareness of mental health issues around the world and mobilize efforts in support of mental health. This is a good time to consider the differences between normal mental health and mental health disorders. Mental health is the overall wellness of how you think, regulate your feelings and behave. Sometimes the difference between normal mental health and mental disorders is clear, but often the…

sputniknews (2021-10-14). WATCH Tanks Drive Along Beirut Streets in Wake of Deadly Shooting. sputniknews.com At least six people were killed and more than a dozen injured in Beirut on Thursday after unknown gunmen opened fire at people who were heading to the Justice Palace to protest against the judge investigating the deadly Beirut port explosion.

imperial.ac.uk (2021-10-14). Climate change action will improve health and save lives now and in the future. imperial.ac.uk Measures to tackle climate change could significantly benefit human health in the next few years, as well as in the long term, says a new report.

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-10-14). Mayo Clinic Minute: Long-term survival improving for kidney transplant patients. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org If you're a kidney transplant patient, your chances of living a longer life are improving. That's according to a recent review published in The New England Journal of Medicine. It showed that the five-year survival rate of transplant recipients who received a deceased donor kidney increased from 66% in 1996—1999 to 78% in 2012—2015. And for patients who received a kidney from a living donor, that number improved from 79.5% to 88%. What's behind the…

Anonymous007 (2021-10-14). U.S. Wants Russia To Remove All Mediun And Short-Range Missiles From Europe Before It Does The Same. southfront.org Russia must remove from Europe missiles that violate, in the opinion of the American side, the INF Treaty, Jeffrey Eberhardt,…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-10-14). Expert Alert: Advancing individualized medicine through genomics. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org ROCHESTER, Minn. — The virtual 10th Annual Individualizing Medicine Conference on Oct. 8—9 will highlight the latest discoveries, diagnostics, therapeutics and emerging approaches in the field of genomics. Attendees will hear from renowned experts and learn first-hand how individualized medicine is transforming clinical practice, research and education. Highlighted topics will include artificial intelligence, health disparities, precision oncology, microbiome, genomic clinical applications and challenges, and many others. Taking the virtual center stage will be keynote speakers Gianrico…

Amanda Marcotte (2021-10-14). Republicans' war on vaccines. zcomm.org GOP pushes strategy to prolong the pandemic…

Anonymous007 (2021-10-14). Military Situation In Mali On October 14, 2021 (Map Update). southfront.org Click to see full-size image | On October 12, a French soldier Andrian Kewelien was killed in Mali by accident while performing maintenance | MORE ON THE TOPIC: |

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-10-14). Christina Zorn, J.D., named Mayo Clinic's chief administrative officer. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org ROCHESTER, Minn. — The Mayo Clinic Board of Trustees has named Christina Zorn, J.D., chief administrative officer of Mayo Clinic. She will succeed Jeff Bolton, who announced in August that he will retire from Mayo Clinic on Nov. 30. "I extend my sincere congratulations to Christina in her new role as Mayo Clinic's chief administrative officer," says Gianrico Farrugia, M.D., Mayo Clinic's president and CEO. "She is a values-driven servant leader with a strong track record of contributions to our organization. She brings unique…

Editor2 (2021-10-14). Indian Women on an Arduous Road to Equality. orinocotribune.com By Tricontinental — Oct 11, 2021 | This dossier features portraits of the daily struggles of Indian women, primarily drawn by women artists from India and across the Global South based on photographs by Indian photographers. These are scenes of life in the fuller sense of the word — of joy, labour, anger, and resistance — along the arduous path towards women's emancipation. They are images of a fuller humanity that is owed to all workers, peasants, women, mothers, and daughters. | Brick work, locally known as 'pakka me kaam'. Illustration: Karuna Pious P (India) / Young Socialist Artists Referenc…

Patrick Parenteau (2021-10-14). Puerto Rico has a once-in-a-lifetime chance to build a clean energy grid. zcomm.org But FEMA plans to spend $9.4 billion on fossil fuel infrastructure instead…

South Front (2021-10-14). Video: The War on Yemen. Houthis Military Operation against Saudi Coalition Forces. Edge Close to Marib City. globalresearch.ca

sputniknews (2021-10-14). Full-Scale US-Thai Military Drills to Be Conducted Next Year, US Military Says. sputniknews.com MOSCOW (Sputnik) — The US hopes that Thai-American international military drills Cobra Gold, the largest joint annual exercises in Southeast Asia, will be held full-scale in 2022 after being downgraded due to the pandemic, head of US Indo-Pacific Command Admiral John Aquilino said in an interview with the Bangkok Post newspaper on Thursday.

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-10-14). Hope for patients with post-COVID syndrome. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org "Long-haul COVID," "long COVID" and "post-COVID syndrome" are references to patients who have been infected with COVID-19 and are still experiencing long-term effects and symptoms."Estimates show that 10%—30% of people who become infected with COVID-19 will end up coming down with long-haul COVID," says Dr. Greg Vanichkachorn, medical director of Mayo Clinic's COVID Activity Rehabilitation Program. "And it does look like that long-haul COVID could be a new chronic infection for some folks and be a new baseline." The World Health Organization recently gave…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-10-14). Mayo Clinic collaborates with Personalis Inc. to expand cancer genomic testing. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org ROCHESTER, Minn., and MENLO PARK, Calif. — Mayo Clinic announced an agreement on Tuesday, Oct. 12 that will allow it to offer clinical-grade comprehensive cancer genomic sequencing to cancer patients who choose to participate. Test results will be available to patients and their treating health care providers to guide therapeutic decisions, advance cancer research, and support the development of new diagnostic tests and therapies for cancer treatment. Mayo Clinic Cancer Center, Mayo Clinic's Department of…

Pip Hinman (2021-10-14). Inner West Council signs off on misleading demerger flyer. greenleft.org.au Inner West Council is the first of the forcibly amalgamated councils in NSW to give residents a direct say on a demerger. But, as Pip Hinman reports, it will distribute questionable information to residents.

Anonymous103 (2021-10-14). US Trying To Boycott Energy Cooperation Between Moscow And Europe. southfront.org Illustrative ImageEurope depends on energy cooperation with Russia, but Washington's meddling threatens rapprochement. | Written by Lucas Leiroz, research fellow in international law at the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro. | The current energy situation in Europe is really disturbing. The exponential rise in the price of gas directly threatens the functioning of basic sectors of European society. Amidst a scenario of growing demand for energy supply with low economic and environmental impact, European countries are looking for sustainable forms of cooperation and see Russia as the most promising ally. Howeve…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-10-14). Mayo Clinic Q and A: Medications in use and being tested for treatment of COVID-19. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org DEAR MAYO CLINIC: I've heard several drugs mentioned as possible treatments for COVID-19. What are they, and how do they work? ANSWER: Since the COVID-19 pandemic began, finding an effective drug to combat COVID-19 has been on the minds of many. While many medications are being tested to treat COVID-19, only one has been approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The FDA has approved remdesivir (Veklury) to treat COVID-19 in adults and children who are age…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-10-14). Consumer Health: What do you know about liver cancer? newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org October is Liver Cancer Awareness Month, which makes this a good time to learn more about liver cancer. More than 42,000 new cases of primary liver cancer and intrahepatic bile duct cancer will be diagnosed in the U.S. this year, and more than 30,000 people will die of these diseases, according to the American Cancer Society. Liver cancer is cancer that begins in the cells of your liver, which is a football-sized organ in the upper…

Anonymous669 (2021-10-14). Saudi-led Coalition Shares Footage Of Recent Airstrikes On Houthi Fighters In Ma'rib. southfront.org File image. | On October 14, the Saudi-led coalition announced that its warplanes had carried out 36 airstrikes on fighters and vehicles of the Houthis (Ansar Allah) in the district of al-Abdiyah in the central Yemeni province of Ma'rib. | Al-Abdiyah district center, which is located to the south of Ma'rib city, is currently besieged by the Houthis. Saudi-backed Yemeni forces have launched an operation to break the group's siege. | According to the Saudi-led coalition, the recent wave of airstrikes on al-Abdiyah claim…

teleSUR, jaa, JL (2021-10-14). Estudio alerta sobre aumento del hambre en Brasil. telesurtv.net El informe detalla que durante el Gobierno de Bolsonaro la inseguridad alimentaria ha aumentado notablemente.

Dan Bacher (2021-10-14). Governor Asks Urban Users to Reduce Water Use As Nut Growers Suck Up Water. zcomm.org "These industrial nut farms—more than 2 million acres of them—are getting enough water during the drought to produce a near-record crop, mostly for export."

A Guest Author (2021-10-14). Solidarity with longtime antiwar activist Joe Lombardo! workers.org Antiwar Activist Joe Lombardo is a consistent, unequivocal and vocal opponent of all forms of U.S. imperialism. The following is a lightly edited statement from the Committee to Stop FBI Repression issued Oct. 2. On the heels of its defeat in Afghanistan, the U.S. government has made it clear it . . . |

ecns.cn (2021-10-14). New batch of 2 mln doses of China-donated vaccine arrives in Cambodia. ecns.cn A new batch of 2 million doses of China-donated Sinovac COVID-19 vaccine arrived in Phnom Penh, capital of Cambodia, on Thursday, a senior health official said.

Staff (2021-10-14). Headlines for October 14, 2021. democracynow.org Biden Says Port of Los Angeles Will Operate 24/7 to Ease Logjam That's Fueling Inflation, WHO Advisory Team to Investigate Origins of COVID-19 Pandemic, Pressure Grows to Waive Patent Rights for COVID Vaccines and for U.S. to Release Moderna Recipe, Florida Health Department Fines County That Defied Ban on Vaccine Mandates, Biden Admin to Massively Expand Wind Farms Along U.S. Coastlines, IAE Says Governments Must Do Far More to Avert Climate Catastrophe, Police Arrest Another 90 Activists as Climate Protests Continue in Front of White House, Texas Approves Heavily Gerrymandered Redistricting Map in Favor of GOP,…

Arsenio Toledo (2021-10-14). Government Sponsored Experiments to Craft the Best Pro-vaccine Messages Five Months before COVID-19 Vaccines Became Available. globalresearch.ca

Anonymous103 (2021-10-14). German Parties After The Elections: CDU. southfront.org Click to see full-size image | You can read this article in German: The Christian Democratic Union (CDU) is often mentioned together with its Bavarian sister party, the Christian Social Union (CSU), as they act as an association. The power struggles that shook both parties in the past and that have now, after the elections, become unusually fierce do not stop at the borders between the two parties. The reason is an unusual arrangement from the beginnings of the Federal Republic of Germany, according to which the CSU rules in the…

teleSUR, jaa, JL (2021-10-14). Venezuela exige Justicia por asesinato de menores en Colombia. telesurtv.net El presidente Maduro reiteró que actuarán con la verdad para exigir Justicia ante la situación que viven los venezolanos en el exterior.

sputniknews (2021-10-14). Syria's Anti-Daesh Allies Vow to Respond to Alleged Israeli, US Aggression Over Palmyra. sputniknews.com At least one soldier was killed and three others injured in what the Syrian military says was an Israeli attack in the skies above Palmyra, Syria shortly before midnight on Wednesday. The Israeli military, which has previously admitted to carrying out "hundreds" of strikes against its neighbour, did not comment on the strikes.

WSWS (2021-10-14). The lessons of Sri Lanka's ongoing three-month teachers' strike. wsws.org The continuing national industrial action of about 250,000 government schoolteachers and principals—the longest strike in Sri Lanka in recent times—has reached a critical juncture.

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-10-14). Mayo Clinic celebrates 35 years in Florida. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — In the 35 years since its opening, Mayo Clinic in Florida has become one of the premier medical destination centers in the Southeast while garnering the No. 1 spot in U.S. News & World Report's "Best Hospitals" rankings in Florida and contributing more than $2 billion annually to Florida's economy. In 1986, Mayo Clinic brought its team approach to health care from Rochester, Minnesota, to the Southeast when it opened the clinic…

Anonymous103 (2021-10-14). Thorny Experience Of US Uneasy Attitude Towards Some Of Their European Allies. southfront.org Illustrative ImageThe US has a long history of betrayals, when we recall the Middle-East, Afghanistan, or the Kurds in Syria, but the fact is that it betrayed its European allies as well. | Written by Sonja van den Ende, independent journalist. | To understand the immense scale of the betrayal by the US, I have to mention a very important case which happened a long time ago, to the Netherlands, the Netherlands are part of the so-called British Empire (like the US), the Netherlands always and still are the most loyal European ally of the US, the Dutch behave like a bad sect, loyal till the end, even if the master…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-10-14). Mayo Clinic Q and A: Pregnancy and the heart. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org DEAR MAYO CLINIC: I am ready to start a family, but my doctor said that pregnancy may be high-risk for me because I have a heart condition. Can you explain how pregnancy affects the heart and what I can do to lower my risk for complications? ANSWER: Pregnancy results in many changes that can increase the workload of the heart. During pregnancy, your blood volume increases by 30% to 50% to nourish your growing baby, your heart…

David Swanson (2021-10-14). War Powers Reform and the Pretense Thereof. warisacrime.org By David Swanson, World BEYOND War, October 13, 2021 I've just read through three of the most boring but potentially most important documents around. One is the War Powers Resolution of 1973 which you can print on 6 pages and is what's referred to as existing law even though it's violated as routinely as air …

David Swanson (2021-10-14). Climate and Militarism Event Planned for 4 November in Glasgow, Scotland. warisacrime.org By World BEYOND War, October 14, 2021 A broad and growing coalition of peace and environmental organizations has announced plans for an event on Thursday, 4 November, in Glasgow. WHAT: Announcement of a Petition to COP26 Demanding that Militaries Be Included in Climate Agreement; colorful banners and light projection. WHEN: 4 November 2021, 4: 00 p.m. …

Prof Michel Chossudovsky (2021-10-14). The Pentagon's Dilemma: The Covid Vaccine Impairs the Performance of U.S. Fighting Forces. globalresearch.ca "Physician and Army Lieutenant Colonel Theresa Long is a rare, courageous truth-teller willing to probably jeopardize a military career for the greater good. To try and steer the Department of Defense to policies that protect military personnel from dangerous and …

teleSUR, JDO (2021-10-14). Militarización de Macrozona Sur de Chile concita más críticas. telesurtv.net Subrayan que el diálogo es la única vía para atender las demandas de las comunidades del área y solucionar la violencia.

Ian I Mitroff (2021-10-14). A pandemic of fallacious thinking and civic irresponsibility: Part two — A psychological analysis. nationofchange.org The Virus is a big deal, Period! It's one of the worst calamities to strike in modern times.

Staff (2021-10-14). WATCH: Troops fire from armored vehicles as Beirut descends into chaos, resembling warzone. rt.com Armored vehicles have rolled into Beirut as the Lebanese capital descended into chaos, with crowds led by Hezbollah and Amal groups demonstrating against Tarek Bitar, the lead judge of the port blast investigation. | Beirut resembled a warzone on Thursday as the army deployed armored vehicles to a divided area of the city where deadly skirmishes erupted following an attack on a protest. The army declared that the troops would fire at any armed individuals on the capital's streets. | The Lebanese army deployed a range of armored vehicles, including tanks and trucks with mounted machine guns. Sources on the grou…

Rick Rozoff (2021-10-14). Zelensky urges frontline military cadets to hasten day when "Donbas and Crimea are with us again" antibellum679354512.wordpress.com Zelensky: war in Donbas is a challenge that must be overcome for sake of future peace The war in Donbas is a challenge that Ukraine needs to overcome for the sake of peace in the future, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky said addressing the cadets of the Luhansk military lyceum on the day of taking the …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-10-14). Bowel cancer: Mayo Clinic Healthcare expert describes role hard-to-see polyps play in cancer risk. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org LONDON — Physicians screening people for bowel cancer are becoming increasingly concerned about a type of polyp once thought harmless: serrated polyps, sawtooth-edged growths in the colon that are flat, nearly translucent, and sometimes difficult to spot during colonoscopies. New research suggests people with serrated polyps should be checked more frequently for bowel cancer, a Mayo Clinic Healthcare expert writes in a commentary in the journal Gut. A serrated polyp after blue dye has been…

Anonymous007 (2021-10-14). Ukraine's Armed Forces Detained LPR JCCC Representative. southfront.org Click to see full-size image | Ukrainian security forces captured an employee of the Joint Center for Control and Coordination of the Ceasefire (JCCC) of the self-proclaimed Lugansk People's Republic (LPR). | The representative of the JCCC was stopped near the checkpoint "Pervomaisk — Zolotoe", the representative of the LPR on the political subgroup for Donbass, Rodion Miroshnik said."The militants of Ukraine violated several obligations and agreements at once, stole our observer, who was in Zolote.

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-10-14). Sleep disorder linked to neurodegeneration aim of NIH-funded grant. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org International team seeks hidden signs of brain damage in REM behavior disorder ROCHESTER, Minn. — People with rapid eye movement (REM) sleep behavior disorder act out their dreams. While sleeping safely in bed, for example, they might throw up their arms to catch an imaginary ball or try to run from an illusory assailant. Such actions are more than just a nuisance. People with the disorder have a 50% to 80% chance of developing a…

Anonymous669 (2021-10-14). Mysterious Airstrike Hit Northeastern Syria Following Turkish Threats To SDF. southfront.org Illustrative image. source: sdf-press.com | On October 14, an unidentified warplane, possibly a combat drone, carried out an airstrike on an area controlled by the US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) in northeastern Syria. | According to local sources, the airstrike hit a house located in the town of Hitash in the northern Raqqa countryside. No casualties were reported. | The airstrikes may have been carried…

Rick Rozoff (2021-10-14). Russian Foreign Ministry condemns NATO pseudo-state Kosovo's final solution in cleansing ethnic minorities. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com Not that one should expect Russia to do more here than it does in all other situations: talk. ==== Moscow condemns Pristina's antics in northern Kosovo — statement "We decisively condemn the antics of the Albanian Kosovan leaders who feel impunity and use any excuse to achieve a spike of Serbophobia in the local community …

Sharon Zhang (2021-10-14). Restaurant, Hospitality Workers Quit in Droves in August as COVID Surged. zcomm.org While conservatives circulate spurious talking points about people not wanting to work, they are fighting tooth and nail against Democratic proposals that could save or create jobs…

Tom Engelhardt (2021-10-14). Tomgram: Michael Klare, The Burning Future of U.S.-China Relations. warisacrime.org This article originally appeared at TomDispatch.com. To receive TomDispatch in your inbox three times a week, click here. Hey, these days the world really is a barrel of cheery news, isn't it? Take the U.S. and China. How much more swimmingly could relations between them go on this planet of sickness and heat? Just in case …

Jorge Majfud (2021-10-14). Las universidades de EE.UU. y sus "invitados" globalizacion.ca El expresidente de Argentina Mauricio Macri anunció: "fui convocado por el Adam Smith Center for Economic Freedom de la FIU para ser parte de su programa de liderazgo académico". Como aman la palabra "liderazgo" la ensartan también en eso de…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-10-14). Expert Alert: Back and neck pain treatments cover self-care to surgery; prevention is key. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org World Spine Day is Oct. 16 ROCHESTER, Minn. — When back or neck pain strikes, normal activity is disrupted. Seeking relief for back or neck pain is one of the most common reasons people go to their health care provider or miss work. "The spinal column of the back and neck is made up of many joints, and each of those joints can degenerate and cause pain," says Mohamad Bydon, M.D., a Mayo Clinic neurosurgeon…

Anonymous669 (2021-10-14). Lebanese Army Arrests Nine, Including Syrian, After Deadly Beirut Clashes. southfront.org Official logo of the Lebanese Armed Force, source: lebarmy.gov.lb | The Lebanese Army announced that it had arrested nine people, including a Syrian citizen, who took part in the The clashes broke out when snipers opened fire at a group of Hezbollah and Amal Movement's supporters who were prot…

_____ (2021-10-13). Build Back Better Legislation. popularresistance.org For more than a week the country has been caught up in the ongoing melodrama of the "Build Back Better" (BBB) legislation, the Democrat Party's "social investment" bill now languishing in the House because of the inability of the Democrats to come to an agreement. The fight is characterized by the corporate media as an intra-party struggle between the emerging "progressive/left" pole of the Party and the "center," represented by the recalcitrant neoliberal corporate Democrats in the persons of Senators Joe Manchin from West Virginia and Kyrsten Sinema from Arizona. | But the media's tendency to reduce this strugg…

WSWS (2021-10-13). Austria gets a new chancellor but policies remain unchanged. wsws.org The abyss of ruthlessness, corruption and crime that has opened up with the recent government crisis in Vienna is symptomatic of the state of bourgeois democracy in all Western countries.

Thom Hartmann (2021-10-13). The sinister story of Kyrsten Sinema's turn to conservatism and political corruption. zcomm.org Sinema quickly joined other Democrats who'd followed the Citizens United path to the flashing neon lights of big money, joining the so-called "Problem Solvers" caucus that owes its existence in part to the Wall Street-funded front group "No Labels."

Ann Brown (2021-10-13). Is DNC Chair Jaime Harrison The Swamp's Man In DC? New Corporate Lobbyists Join DNC. moguldom.com Democratic National Committee Chairman Jaime Harrison recently nominated a new list of corporate lobbyists to join the DNC including some who work to influence political decisions on behalf of Comcast, Facebook, and Google. The list has some wondering if Harrison is becoming the swamp's new man in Washington, D.C. DNC members were not allowed input …

Janet Parker (2021-10-13). Break the media monopoly over women's bodies. greenleft.org.au Whistleblower Frances Haugen has called out Facebook and its sister site Instagram for exacerbating body image and mental health issues in teenage girls, writes Janet Parker.

James Muldoon (2021-10-13). Regulating Big Tech is not enough. We need platform socialism. zcomm.org Facebook won't let state oversight trump shareholder interest, so alternatives — based on common ownership and community control — are needed…

teleSUR (2021-10-13). Oil Demand Can Grow To 4,2 Million Daily Barrels By 2022: OPEC. telesurenglish.net On Wednesday, the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) monthly oil market report highlighted that world demand for crude oil can grow to 4.2 million barrels per day by 2022 since rising natural gas prices could boost consumption of products derived from it. | RELATED: | The escalation of gas prices that its scarcity prompted has triggered a growing interest of industrial producers to switch from this product…

Joe Martino (2021-10-13). Canada Bans Unvaccinated Travellers from Boarding Planes, Trains & Cruises. globalresearch.ca

Charles "Sam" Faddis (2021-10-13). Southwest Airlines Is Collapsing — A Glimpse of the Future and Hope. globalresearch.ca

Becca Mohally Renk (2021-10-13). What Does Health Care For All Look Like in Nicaragua? dissidentvoice.org Since the Sandinistas returned to power in January 2007, child malnutrition has dropped by 45% for children under five and by 66% for children ages 6-12. I'd like you to imagine for a moment that you are the parent of a child with asthma, living in Ciudad Sandino, just outside the capital of Nicaragua, in …

Free West Media (2021-10-13). New Evidence Showing Harmfulness of Corona Vaccinations Presented to International Criminal Court. globalresearch.ca

teleSUR (2021-10-13). Cuba and Russia To Strengthen Bilateral Trade and Cooperation. telesurenglish.net On Tuesday, Cuba's President Miguel Diaz-Canel met Russia's Vice President Yuri Borisov in La Habana to dialogue on bilateral development prospects and economic, trade, and financial cooperation between their countries. | RELATED: | During the meeting, Diaz-Canel conveyed a cordial greeting to his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin and reiterated his gratitude for sending over 200 tons of medicines and food for the Cuban people when his…

Peter Certo (2021-10-13). In OtherWords: October 13, 2021. otherwords.org When Donald Trump asked Georgia state officials to "find" him nearly 12,000 extra votes last year, what if they'd say "sure"? Voting rights advocates worry the state's harsh new voter suppression law will make it easier for state officials to interfere in the counting of local election results, or even overturn them. | That's why Black pastors and voting rights supporters Lee Harris and Jane E. Thomas say Congress needs to pass the Freedom to Vote Act. This week in OtherWords, they explain how the law would fight state-level voter suppression efforts across the country and strengthen the right to vote for everyon…

Jim Hightower (2021-10-13). Follow Alabama's Lead on Child Care. otherwords.org Here are two terms you don't expect to see together: "The state of Alabama" and "progressive leader." (Okay, I'm a Texan, so I have no standing to point at the rank regressiveness of any other state government… but still, Alabama?) | And yet the Camellia State has flowered as a model of strong progressive action in one area of critical public importance: quality child care. | It's a cliche to say "our children are our future," but it's also true. Why, then, do we invest so little in our littlest ones, our future? | America's childcare system is a national disgrace. Nationally, we're failing to provide safe plac…

ecns.cn (2021-10-13). Taiwan's UN claims 'unjustifiable'. ecns.cn Beijing reiterated on Tuesday that Taiwan is not eligible to become a member of the United Nations.

teleSUR (2021-10-13). Duque Is Responsible For Crimes Against Venezuelan Migrants. telesurenglish.net Venezuela's Vice President Delcy Rodriguez announced that the United Nations Secretary General will be informed about the murder of two Venezuelan teenagers, who were found dead after being accused of stealing items in a supermarket in Tibu in Colombia on Oct. 9. | RELATED: | During an press conference, Rodriguez pointed out that the United States and the European Union have donated over US$1.5 billion to the Colombian S…

Ali Abunimah (2021-10-13). Sweden moves to criminalize support for Palestine. electronicintifada.net Holocaust scholars reject use of anti-Semitism smears against Palestine campaigners.

M. K. Bhadrakumar (2021-10-13). US, Iran Exchanging Glances. globalresearch.ca

Editor2 (2021-10-13). Anti-Government Strike by Far-Right in Bolivia Diminished by Counter-Mobilizations by Working Class. orinocotribune.com In response to the anti-government strike called for by the far-right sectors in Bolivia, hundreds of citizens took to the streets in different parts of the country to express their support for the socialist national government. Meanwhile, local media reported that the business activities are running normally across the country | A 24-hour strike called for today, October 11, by the far-right sectors in Bolivian against the socialist government of President Luis Arce has been diminished by massive counter-mobilizations by the working class and popular sectors in the country. Since midnight, hundreds of Bolivians…

Francine Townsend (2021-10-13). When Wall Street Came to My Mobile Home Park. otherwords.org For the last 20 years, I have lived and thrived in a mobile home community. I loved where I live — right up until Wall Street bought the park and threatened the well-being of myself, my neighbors, and my family. | Mobile homes are a vital source of affordable housing for around 3 million households across 45,000 communities in the United States. These households have a median income of about $36,000 and include vulnerable populations like seniors, the disabled, and immigrants. | Our mobile home community was the sort of place where every neighbor helped everybody. If my grass wasn't cut, the neighbor across…

Joris Leverink (2021-10-13). It is time for a community approach to mental health. roarmag.org The CAHOOTS team in Eugene and Springfield, OR, USA. Credit: Todd Cooper/Eugene Weekly | The 2020 uprising in response to the murder of George Floyd by Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin has made the average US American aware of the movement to abolish police and prisons. In recent discussions of police violence, pundits and politicians have suggested that one solution is to defund the police and reinvest in the mental health system. Many people who have actually experienced that system, however, argue that the solution will not be nearly that simple. "We're not able to face the fact that mental health care…

_____ (2021-10-13). Dollar General Workers Stare Down Historic Union Vote. popularresistance.org In less than two weeks, a tiny group of a half dozen workers in Barkhamsted, Connecticut will vote on whether to become the only unionized Dollar General store employees in America. These six people in a small town about 20 miles northwest of Hartford now find themselves positioned to gain a historic toehold for organized labor inside a booming, low-wage industry. But it will not be easy. | Few companies have prospered since the beginning of the pandemic as much as Dollar General. The company boasts that three quarters of all Americans now live within five miles of one of its nearly 18,000 stores. The Washington…

José Luis Granados Ceja (2021-10-13). Venezuela Denounces US-Colombia 'False Flag' Plot at UN Security Council. venezuelanalysis.com UN Ambassador Samuel Moncada argued that US policy toward Venezuela had remained unchanged under the Biden administration.

teleSUR (2021-10-13). Venezuela's Oil Output Reaches 650 Thousand Barrels per Day. telesurenglish.net Venezuela's oil production reached 650 thousand barrels per day in September, according to the official statistics bulletin of the Organization of Petroleum Producing Countries (OPEC), disclosed today by the local press. | RELATED: | According to direct OPEC sources, the South American nation increased its crude oil extraction by 9,000 barrels per day with respect to August, according to the digital edition of the…

Alexandra Day (2021-10-13). The Impacts of Ireland's Data Centre Boom. Dublin is the Largest Data Centre in the EU. globalresearch.ca

ecns.cn (2021-10-13). America's super rich hold 27 pct of national wealth, more than middle class combined. ecns.cn The top one percent of American earners now holds a bigger share of U.S. wealth than all of the country's middle class, according to a recent Bloomberg report.

teleSUR (2021-10-13). G20 Meeting Ends With Strong Commitment To Multilateralism. telesurenglish.net On Tuesday, Italy's Foreign Affairs Minister Luigi Di Maio called on ministers from the Group of 20 (G20) to reinforce the global trade system through the World Trade Organization (WTO). | RELATED: | Speaking at the G20 Trade and Investment Ministerial Meeting in Sorrento, Di Maio called the multilateral trading system "a source of global stability" that has helped reduce the impacts of the coronavirus pandemic. | "The commitment to 'build back be…

teleSUR (2021-10-13). Cuban Foreign Ministry Rejects Destabilization Attempts. telesurenglish.net The Cuban Foreign Ministry today rejected attempts to provoke the destabilization of the country's constitutional order through a march whose promoters are at the service of U.S. interests. | RELATED: | The director-general of the U.S. office of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Carlos Fernández de Cossío, wrote on Twitter that "a demonstration or march whose ostensible purpose is to lead sooner or later to the overthrow of the government…

Dr. Rudolf Hà§nsel (2021-10-13). "Dare to be Wise!": How Free-thinking and Courageous Citizens will Steer the World on a Different Course. globalresearch.ca

Jeremy Kuzmarov (2021-10-13). Mexican President AMLO Pleads with Biden to End Failed Trillion Dollar "War on Drugs"—But Powerful U.S. Interests Prefer Deadly Status Quo. globalresearch.ca

John V. Walsh (2021-10-13). French Finance Minister Issues Declaration of Independence from the U.S. dissidentvoice.org "Clear Differences Remain Between France and the U.S, French Minister Says," is the headline to a remarkable piece appearing in the New York Times today. The Minister, Bruno Le Maire, is brutally frank on the nature of the differences as the quotations below Illustrate. (Emphases in the quotations are writer's.) In fact, they amount to …

In Defense of Liberation! (2021-10-13). Revolutionary History of Borikén w Comrade Libre X. Sankara. anchor.fm Welcome back to yet another episode, I hope you folks are doing well. In this episode me and Comrade Libre go into a fantastic discussion about the history and revolutionary resistance by the people of Borikén, who for hundreds of years have fought tirelessly against colonialism, imperialism, and oppression. Long live the struggle for Borikén!

Jamileh Tawfiq (2021-10-13). A nightmare for Gaza's young doctors. electronicintifada.net Staff in al-Shifa hospital are still shocked by the May attack.

Abayomi Azikiwe (2021-10-13). Economic and Social Chaos in America. Public Transportation Cuts Leave Millions Stranded. globalresearch.ca

teleSUR (2021-10-13). Venezuela Offers Legal Guarantees to Russian Investors. telesurenglish.net On Tuesday, during the Second Russia-Venezuela Bussiness Forum, the Venezuelan Foreign Trade Vice-Minister Hector Silva offered guarantees to protect Russian investors | Related | President Nicolas Maduro's administration expressed its interest to increase Russian investments in sectors such as farming, mining, and energy. It highlighted the country's strong and effective legal framework for the protection of fore…

teleSUR (2021-10-13). Mexico Announces Reopening of Its Border With the US. telesurenglish.net On Wednesday, President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador (AMLO) announced that Mexico's northern border will be reopened in November, as a result of successful negotiations concluded with the U.S. government. | RELATED: | "The closeness we have at this moment with the United States has not been experienced for many years," said Mexican Foreign Minister Marcelo Ebrard during AMLO's morning press conference at the National Pala…

Brittani Banks (2021-10-13). The U.S. Killer Drone Program Stays Afloat on the Back of Lies and Pentagon Propaganda. independentmediainstitute.org On August 29, in the final days of our 20-year occupation of Afghanistan, the United States launched a drone strike, firing a 20-pound Hellfire missile at an aid worker named Zemari Ahmadi as he parked his car outside his home in a residential neighborhood of Kabul. The lethal strike killed Ahmadi and nine members of …

Prof Michel Chossudovsky (2021-10-13). Engineered Economic Chaos, "Fake Shortages" globalresearch.ca

Brittani Banks (2021-10-13). To Find Out If ExxonMobil Really Supports a Carbon Tax, Just Follow the Money. independentmediainstitute.org Click here for photos that you may use to accompany the article (captions and credits can be found in each image's description field). When then-ExxonMobil lobbyist Keith McCoy conceded in a secretly recorded video in May that the oil giant voiced support for a carbon tax only because it assumed it would never happen, ExxonMobil …

Christopher Jacobs (2021-10-13). The U.S. Military, A Critique. realprogressives.org Some readers might be offended by criticism of the US military, but nothing should be above critique. Some of the worst periods of human history occurred when people didn't question authority or question the course their society was taking.

Mark Gruenberg (2021-10-13). Kaiser hospitals' intransigence forces workers to authorize strike. peoplesworld.org

Birrion Sondahl (2021-10-13). Strikes: The Power of Resistance. realprogressives.org The time has come to throw off the chains of wage labor and create a new society where the workers control the means of production.

_____ (2021-10-13). US And Taliban Delegations Meet In Doha. popularresistance.org US and Taliban delegations met in Qatar's capital Doha on October 9-10, the first such meeting since the political developments of August when the latter took over the country. Following the meeting, the US has reportedly agreed to provide "humanitarian assistance" to Afghanistan. However, the foreign ministry in Afghanistan said that such assistance "should not be linked to political issues." | The delegates included officials from the US intelligence and state department. According to State Department spokesperson Ned Price, the agenda included talks for containing extremist groups, easing the evacuation of for…

Dana Sanchez (2021-10-13). CEO Of Largest US Bank, JP Morgan Chase: I Personally Think Bitcoin Is Worthless. moguldom.com Prominent crypto-industry stakeholders slammed JP Morgan Chairman and CEO Jamie Dimon, an avowed Bitcoin skeptic, and accused him of failing to understand the world's No. 1 cryptocurrency after Dimon said, "I personally think Bitcoin is worthless". Bitcoin was trading at $56,999 as of this writing with a market capitalization of $1,074 trillion. Dimon made the …

_____ (2021-10-13). Howard University Students Sit-In Over Safety Issues. popularresistance.org Washington, DC – Hundreds of Howard University students protested on campus Wednesday morning following a sit-in Tuesday night over housing and other concerns. | Students with the group Live Movement, a coalition of students from historically Black colleges and universities who advocate for education reform, began their sit-in at the Blackburn University Center Tuesday evening to demand university officials, including President Wayne Frederick, agree to a town hall meeting by the end of the month to negotiate their demands. Protesters say they will not leave the university center until officials agree to enter ta…

_____ (2021-10-13). First Farmworker Union Forms In New York State. popularresistance.org Twelve workers at a Long Island vineyard became the first agricultural workers to form part of a labor union in New York State. On Sept. 27, the New York State Public Employment Relations Board (PERB) certified Local 338 RWDSU/UFCW, to represent these workers, who are employed at Pindar Vineyards in Peconic, New York. | "My coworkers at Pindar and I joined Local 338 because we want dignity and respect. Our work should be valued and only by receiving equal treatment and things like sick days and paid time off to spend with our loved ones will it be," Rodolfo M., Local 338 RWDSU/UFCW member and worker at Pindar Vin…

ecns.cn (2021-10-13). Relevant question concerns not COVID-19 origins but how to prevent future pandemic: new thesis. ecns.cn The real relevant question is how SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, can emerge as the pandemic virus and what the society can do to prevent the future emergence of pandemic viruses, a new thesis has argued.

_____ (2021-10-13). Supply Chain Crisis: Workers' Health And Safety Vs. Capitalists' Profits. popularresistance.org At the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic in 2020, panic buying seemed to create a shortage of different necessities, including toilet paper. Midway through the COVID-19 pandemic, housing prices started rising drastically, as demand surpassed supply due to shortages of construction materials. | As students returned to in-person learning, schools found nutritious food for school lunches more difficult to get, and the U.S. relaxed requirements that schools must comply with federal nutrition standards. Visit any grocery store recently and you are likely to find shelves bare of any number of items. | A global shor…

José Manuel Blanco Diaz (2021-10-13). María Corina Machado Targets EU High Representative Borrell for His 'Deception' (Electoral Observation Mission). orinocotribune.com Far-right politician, Vente Venezuela leader María Corina Machado criticized European Union High Representative Josep Borrell for his deception and lies about the role of the European Union (EU) in the upcoming regional elections in Venezuela. | Through a post on her social media accounts, Machado questioned Borrell's altercation with the National Electoral Council (CNE) and Venezuelan political leaders. On Friday, October 8, Borrell had commented that the EU electoral observation mission's report will "legitimize or delegitimize" the November 21 elections, and the CNE asked Borrell for an explanation regarding h…

Isheka N. Harrison (2021-10-13). Student Sit-In Enters 2nd Day At Howard University's Blackburn Center: Here Is What The Students Want. moguldom.com A student sit-in and protest at Howard University has entered its second day and student leaders said they aren't leaving until their demands are met. Howard students are currently occupying the prominent Washington, D.C.-based HBCU's Armour J. Blackburn University Center, the social hub of the campus. Among their demands are improved housing, representation on the …

teleSUR (2021-10-13). Amazon, Google Employees Demand Boycott of Israel. telesurenglish.net On Tuesday, a group of over 400 Amazon and Google employees signed an open letter urging both companies to cancel a $1.2 billion contract with the Israeli government and cease all ties with the country's military. | RELATED: | More than 400 Amazon and Google employees signed the petition anonymously, requesting the cancellation of Project Nimbus, whereby the two tech giants provide cloud services to the Israeli gov…

ecns.cn (2021-10-13). DPRK accuses U.S. of inciting tensions. ecns.cn Kim Jong-un, top leader of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea, accused the United States of inciting tensions on the Korean Peninsula and called for the boosting of self-defensive capability to counter "hostile forces".

Debra Heine (2021-10-13). Over 7,000 Doctors and Scientists Sign "Rome Declaration" Accusing COVID Policy-Makers of 'Crimes Against Humanity'. globalresearch.ca

scorinoco (2021-10-13). Iran Announces Strategic Alliance with Russia. orinocotribune.com The announcement came shortly after last week's meeting in Moscow between the foreign affairs ministers of the two countries. | On Monday, October 11, Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesperson Said Khatibzadeh stated that the Eastern axis has been defined among Iran, China, and Russia, and announced the signing of a strategic partnership with Russia. | This legal understanding comes more than half a year after Iran having concluded a similar agreement with China and in a context of rearrangements of regional alliances and announcements of new partnerships in different regions. | According to the Iranian official, in…

W. T. Whitney Jr. (2021-10-13). U.S. intervention and capitalism have created a monster in Honduras. peoplesworld.org Chilean author and human rights advocate Ariel Dorfman recently memorialized Orlando Letelier, former Chilean President Salvador Allende's foreign minister. Agents of dictator Augusto Pinochet murdered Letelier in Washington in 1976. Dorfman noted that Chile and the United States were "on excellent, indeed obscenely excellent, terms (like they are today, shamefully, between the United States and …

Bettina Marshall (2021-10-13). Homes Guarantee Organizer. peoplesaction.org About People's Action/Institute People's Action Institute (501c3) and sister organization People's Action (501c4) are national progressive organizations supporting the mobilization and leadership of the grassroots in support of an agenda that puts people before profits. People's Action/Institute builds the power of poor and working people, in rural, suburban, and urban areas to win change through …

Ray Mwareya (2021-10-13). Ugandan President Takes In Afghan Refugees as the CIA's Enforcer. towardfreedom.org Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni is providing room and board to about 2,000 Afghan refugees, at the request of the United States, until they can be transferred to Western countries in months or years to come. This is a diplomatic triumph for a "useful" tyrant, who has repeatedly acted as a CIA enforcer in the sensitive regions of Central Africa and the Horn of Africa.

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