Daily Archives: December 22, 2021

2021-12-22: News Headlines

TASS (2021-12-22). Ukrainian military live-fires US Javelin anti-tank missiles in Donbass for first time — TV. tass.com The live firings were held at a proving ground in the Donetsk Region and not in combat conditions, the TV broadcaster specified…

WSWS (2021-12-22). Quebec's discriminatory Bill 21 causes hijab-clad teacher to be permanently removed from the classroom. wsws.org The decision to remove Fatemeh Anvari from her classroom underscores the reactionary aim of Bill 21, which is to foment hatred and prejudice against immigrants and religious minorities in order to divide the working class.

Eric Zuesse (2021-12-22). Russia Warns NATO Membership for Ukraine Would Mean WW III. moderndiplomacy.eu Just like when U.S. President John Fitzgerald Kennedy's American Government, during the 1962 Cuban Crisis, warned that Soviet missiles in Cuba would mean World War 3, Russia's President Vladimir Putin's Russian Government warned, on 20 December 2021, that if its adjoining nation of Ukraine becomes a NATO member (which would present the danger of U.S. …

New Atlas (2021-12-22). The US Fights Asia, Not Just China. newatlas.report December 22, 2021 (Brian Berletic — NEO) — US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken cut short his tour of Southeast Asia due to concerns over COVID-19, the New York Times would report. The aborted trip comes at a time when the US finds itself struggling for relevance in a region it had once held considerably more …

WSWS (2021-12-22). Truck driver boycott forces Colorado state to begin process to lower the 110-year sentence for young driver in 2019 crash. wsws.org Videos associated with the hashtag # NoTrucksToColorado have been viewed 11.4 million times, and a Change.org petition has garnered over 4.6 million signatures…

WSWS (2021-12-22). Finance capital and the COVID-19 pandemic. wsws.org Since the interventions by central banks, led by the Fed, into financial markets, starting in March 2020, they have been buying financial assets at the rate of $800 million per hour.

Northshore Counter Info (2021-12-22). Hundreds of Antifascists Shut Down Far-Right Rally in Toronto. itsgoingdown.org Report back on antifascist mobilization in so-called Toronto that successfully shut-down far-Right rally. Originally posted to North Shore Counter-Info. On December 18th, a coalition of anti-fascists/anti-racists consisting of leftist organizations, labour unions, and concerned community members, gathered at University X (the school originally named after the genocidal, Egerton Ryerson who played a crucial role in…

Ramzy Baroud (2021-12-22). Newly released Records Document Zionist Ethnic Cleansing of Palestinians from Palestine in 1948. juancole.com ( Middle East Monitor) — An investigative report in Haaretz — "Classified Docs Reveal Massacres of Palestinians in '48 — and What Israeli Leaders Knew" — is a must-read. It should be read in particular by all who consider themselves to be "Zionists" as well as those who, for whatever reason, support Israel, anywhere in …

Staff (2021-12-22). Harvard professor convicted over China & Wuhan university ties. rt.com The former head of Harvard University's chemistry department has been convicted for lying to authorities about his connections to China and the Wuhan Institute of Technology. | Professor Charles Lieber, 62, was found Lieber also aided…

Anish R M (2021-12-22). Wet'suwet'en activists retake checkpoint a month after police crackdown. peoplesdispatch.org Anti-pipeline Indigenous activists, resisting the contentious Coastal GasLink pipeline in Wet'suwet'en have retaken a checkpoint in Coyote Camp, a month after violent crackdown by federal police forces…

sputniknews (2021-12-22). Perfectly Preserved Dinosaur Embryo Inside Fossilised Egg Discovered in China. sputniknews.com According to new findings published in the iScience journal, the fossilised egg is about 17 cm long and the baby dinosaur curled inside it is estimated to have a length of 27 cm from head to tail.

Peoples Dispatch (2021-12-22). 'We have to reexamine the legality of US drone wars'. peoplesdispatch.org Newly declassified Pentagon documents revealed the scale of devastation caused by flawed US intelligence as US forces bombed across various countries in West Asia. An investigation by New York Times showed that "flawed intelligence" and "faulty targeting" resulted in the deaths of over 1,000 civilians over the last decade. Official numbers undercounted these deaths by several hundred at least.

Staff (2021-12-22). Moscow reveals when Russia & US will hold crucial security talks. rt.com Russian and American negotiators will hold talks early next year on reducing the worsening tensions between Moscow and NATO, the two nations' top diplomats confirmed on Wednesday. | Speaking as part of an exclusive interview with RT, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said the countries were planning to hold talks in January, confirming a statement his counterpart in Washington, Secretary of State Antony Blinken, had made to journalists the day before. | Asked about the US reaction to a series of security proposals put forward by Moscow earlier this month, Lavrov said, "Speaking about the real reaction, no…

Prof. Engr. Zamir Ahmed Awan (2021-12-22). Afghan crisis emerged as the biggest human-made disaster. moderndiplomacy.eu The situation in Afghanistan has emerged as the biggest human-made crisis, where almost half of the 40 million people are facing a shortage of food and almost one-fourth are reached at the starvation stage. The war-torn country is facing a severe shortage of food, medicines, fuel, electricity and severe winter has aggregated the situation further. …

ecns.cn (2021-12-22). Downplaying war crimes exposes US hypocrisy: FM. ecns.cn

Norman Solomon (2021-12-22). The Pentagon's 20-Year Killing Spree Has Always Treated Civilians as Expendable. indybay.org Militarism and neoliberalism in a dance of death…

Staff (2021-12-22). Moscow reveals preparations for possible conflict. rt.com Russia does not want an armed conflict with Ukraine, but will continue to take steps to defend itself, Moscow's top diplomat has said, as Kiev claims Moscow could order an offensive against its neighbor. | Speaking on Wednesday in an exclusive interview with RT, Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said that Russia "would not want to choose the path of confrontation," referring to tensions with Kiev. | He warned "hot heads" in Ukraine against military confrontation and said that Russia will respond to any provocations.However, the diplomat said that "the choice is up to our partners." | According to him, "the fact…

Dave DeCamp (2021-12-22). 'Let Us Eat': Protesters in Kabul Call on US to Release Frozen Afghan Funds. news.antiwar.com Carrying signs that read "Let us eat" and "Give us our frozen money," The Associated Press reported that the protesters marched towards the shuttered US embassy in Kabul, with the Taliban providing security. | In August, after the collapse of the US-backed Afghan government, the US froze approximately $9 billion in Afghan reserve…

Editor (2021-12-22). Chris Hedges on the Persecution of Julian Assange (Video). scheerpost.com In July 2010, Wikileaks published Cablegate, one of the biggest leaks in the history of the US military, including evidence for war crimes and torture. Julian Assange, the founder and spokesman of Wikileaks, immediately found himself a target, accused of hacking, and later sexual assault. He spent the next seven years in asylum in the Ecuadorian embassy in London, fearful that he would be extradited to Sweden to face the accusations of assault and then sent to US. In 2019, Assange was handed over to the British police. On the same day, the US demanded his extradition. He faces up to 175 years in prison for…

ecns.cn (2021-12-22). China makes remarkable progress in gender equality, women empowerment. ecns.cn The average female life expectancy in China has exceeded 80 years, according to the report on China National Program for Women's Development (2011-2020) released by the country's National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) Tuesday.

Morteza Ahmadi Al Hashem (2021-12-22). Saudi-led coalition launches heavy airstrikes on Yemen Ma'rib. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Dec. 22 (MNA) — News sources on Wednesday morning reported that Saudi-led coalition fighter jets bombed Yemen's Ma'rib province 34 times.

Sara Flounders (2021-12-22). Biden's Summit on Democracy Hypocrisy. workers.org With great publicity, President Joe Biden called a grand, international Summit on Democracy for Dec 9-10. This gathering, held on Zoom, was hardly more than a Washington D.C., webinar with a few hundred well-chosen invitees and a well-controlled microphone. U.S. Marines in Syria — "democracy" or imperialist domination? Biden invited . . . |

Peoples Dispatch (2021-12-22). Egyptian court sentences activist Alaa Abdel Fattah to five years in prison for 'spreading fake news'. peoplesdispatch.org A prominent activist in the 2011 uprising against Hosni Mubarak's dictatorship, Alaa has been in jail for most of the decade since for opposing the crackdown on dissent carried out by the regime of Abdel Fattah al-Sisi…

WSWS (2021-12-22). Trump announces event to celebrate one-year anniversary of the violent January 6 attack on Capitol Hill. wsws.org In a brief statement, the former president reiterated his false claims that the 2020 presidential election was "rigged" and that the storming of Capitol by fascist militia members was a "completely unarmed protest."

WSWS (2021-12-22). Two Olympic boycotts: Human rights in the service of imperialist gangsterism. wsws.org The 1980 boycott of the Moscow games was bound up with the US agenda of weakening and fracturing the former Soviet Union, which is precisely the Biden administration's strategy toward China in its boycott of the Beijing Olympics.

Mary C. King (2021-12-22). Affordable Child Care Is the Boost Our Economy Needs. otherwords.org Child care is one of the biggest expenses many families face — in much of the country, it can run higher than college tuition. Could a national child care program ease that burden? | We've come close before. During World War II, the federal government provided child care around the clock to enable more women to work in the war industries. In 1971, we nearly got a national child care program until President Richard Nixon vetoed legislation that had strong bipartisan support. | Now, with Senator Joe Manchin stalling President Biden's Build Back Better Act, we could be on the brink of another disappointment. O…

Khalil Bendib (2021-12-22). The Only Epidemic That Has Corporations Worried. otherwords.org Get a full-res version

Jim Hightower (2021-12-22). Building Community, One Fruit Tree at a Time. otherwords.org Some years ago, a young, hippyish couple knocked on my front door. They had noticed that I had fig trees in the yard, laden with summer fruit. If I wasn't going to pick them all, they asked, could they harvest some figs? | Since I was about to take a trip, I said: Sure, have at 'em. | Upon my return, as I stood at the door fumbling for my keys, I looked down — and there were two jars of delicious fig jam awaiting me. | A little common neighborliness can be deeply enriching, in so many ways. | I remembered my happy fig exchange recently when I read that a fast-growing, underground fruit economy is spreading…

Editor2 (2021-12-22). Destruction of the Soviet Union: a Crime Without Statute of Limitations. orinocotribune.com Statement of the Presidium of the Central Committee of the United Communist Party of Russia (OKP) in connection with the 30th anniversary of the unconstitutional liquidation of the USSR in December 1991. | In December 1991, the largest state on the planet, the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics, the first ever socialist state of workers and peasants, disappeared from the political map of the world. | In the context of the general crisis of Gorbachev's "perestroika" policy, few people paid attention to the blatant violation of all conceivable and inconceivable constitutional procedures during the "dissolution" of…

Vijay Prashad (2021-12-22). Archie and I: a Third World story. mronline.org Vijay Prashad recalls his early encounters with the struggle for national liberation, and the work of Archie Singham, an important intellectual in the latter part of that sequence of struggle.

Lauren Smith (2021-12-22). Nicaragua's evidence-based democracy threatens U.S. oppression domestically and abroad. mronline.org Despite Washington's best effort to derail Nicaragua's electoral process through hybrid warfare, strong voter turnout resulted in a decisive victory by the Sandinista National Liberation Front (FSLN), and the reelection of President Daniel Ortega with 75.92% of the votes cast. Nicaragua's non-partisan, independent Supreme Electoral Council (CSE) reported on Monday, November 8th that 65.23% of …

Dana Sanchez (2021-12-22). Corporations Flood Senator Joe Manchin's PAC After Blocking Biden Agenda. moguldom.com Corporations, business leaders and groups have been pressuring West. Virginia conservative Democrat Sen. Joe Manchin to oppose President Joe Biden's agenda since the Dems gained a majority in the Senate. Manchin's political action committee saw a gush of corporate contributions before his decision to oppose Biden's $1.75 trillion Build Back Better Act for a social …

Isheka N. Harrison (2021-12-22). Mom Quits Her Job To Go Full Crypto, Now Makes $80K A Month. moguldom.com A San Antonio mother of two took a risk and quit her job to go into crypto full-time. Now she makes between $40,000 and $80,000 per month. Brenda Gentry, 46, resigned from her job as a mortgage underwriter for USAA in October. She launched a full-time crypto consulting firm and now she and her family …

Ann Brown (2021-12-22). Trial Boards: How D.C. Police Tried And Were Blocked From Firing 24 Current Cops For Criminal Offenses. moguldom.com Leaked documents have revealed that top Washington, D.C., police blocked the firing of 21 current officers who had been accused of criminal misconduct. A panel of high-ranking D.C. police officers overruled firings sought by the department, according to documents reviewed by Reveal and WAMU/DCist. In all, there were 24 firings recommended, but 21 officers were suspended or acquitted …

Ann Brown (2021-12-22). Black America Blasts New US Government Program For Using 'Freedman Bank' Theme For People Of Color, Not Black Americans Specifically. moguldom.com A forum that was held at the U.S. Treasury Department is being blasted by Black America for using the Freedman Bank theme to introduce an initiative that will not specially benefit Black Americans, but people of color as a whole. Vice President Kamala Harris and Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen hosted the annual Freedman's Bank Forum …

Isheka N. Harrison (2021-12-22). After Selling Brand For An Estimated $70 Million, Diddy Wins Bid To Buy Back Sean John From Bankrupt Owner. moguldom.com Five years after selling a majority stake in his signature streetwear brand Sean John, Sean "Diddy" Combs has regained full ownership and control of the company. The hip-hop mogul once again became the sole owner after the previous majority owner, Global Brands Group, went bankrupt. Diddy won a bidding war against four other parties, purchasing …

Dana Sanchez (2021-12-22). Crypto Pioneer Arthur Hayes' BitMEX Exchange Plans To Launch Its Own Token, BMEX. moguldom.com BitMEX, the cryptocurrency exchange co-founded by crypto pioneer Arthur Hayes, announced in a tweet Tuesday that it is launching its own token, BMEX — "The Token for True Believers". BitMEX was founded in Hong Kong in 2014 by Hayes, Ben Delo, and Samuel Reed, making it one of the earliest crypto derivatives exchanges. It is …

Ann Brown (2021-12-22). Cop Mayor Of NYC Eric Adams Says You Need To Wear Bulletproof Vest For 22 Years As Police Officer To Question Him. moguldom.com Eric Adams has yet to take office as the newly elected mayor of New York City, but he's already rubbed some the wrong way with his pro-police stance. A New York City police officer for 22 years, Adams has vowed to bring back some of the department's controversial former practices, such as stop-and-frisk, which involves temporarily …

Kevin Mwanza (2021-12-22). Actual Facts: Rapid Covid Tests Have Major Flaws. moguldom.com The U.S. government has purchased 500 million, at-home rapid covid tests that will be available free starting in January upon request by accessing an online website, President Joe Biden announced Tuesday, Dec. 21 from the White House. Americans need to be aware of the limitations of rapid covid tests as demand for the quick diagnostic …

Ann Brown (2021-12-22). Remembering Khalil Amani, The Man Who Went To FBI After Yahweh Ben Yahweh Took His Wife. moguldom.com The Miami-based Nation of Yahweh was founded in 1979 by former Nation of Islam minister Hulon Mitchell Jr., who went by the name Yahweh ben Yahweh. Khalil Amani was a member of Nation of Yahweh, which some viewed as a religious organization and others viewed as a cult. Amani was deeply involved in the organization …

Newsroom (2021-12-22). Thousands head home voluntarily from Zambia to DR Congo. moderndiplomacy.eu Nearly 5,000 refugees who fled violence in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) four years ago, are opting to head home voluntarily from Zambia over the coming months, with the first 100 people setting out on Tuesday. The UN refugee agency, UNHCR, said that security had improved sufficiently in DR Congo's Pweto territory, Haut-Katanga province, for them to go home …

Newsroom (2021-12-22). Libya: Tensions as armed groups mobilize in Tripoli. moderndiplomacy.eu The UN Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) on Tuesday expressed concern over the unfolding security situation in the capital, Tripoli, where forces affiliated with different armed groups have been deploying. The development came as Libyans awaited news about…

Newsroom (2021-12-22). Potential Benefits and Downsides of Stock Trading. moderndiplomacy.eu The buying and selling of shares within a specific company are referred to as stock trading. By owning the stock, you can own the piece of a company. It is also known as companies' equity which represents ownership in any corporation or company. It also represents a claim on its earnings and assets. If there …

Newsroom (2021-12-22). What Is a Stock Exchange and its Types. moderndiplomacy.eu An exchange is a market in which commodities, securities, derivatives, and various types of financial instruments are traded. The main function of an exchange is to provide fairness and security in trading, as well as the effective communication of information on the prices of all securities traded on the exchange. Exchanges offer companies, government agencies, …

Newsroom (2021-12-22). Sustainable Plastic Management is key to achieve Green Growth for Bangladesh. moderndiplomacy.eu Sustainable management of plastic will be crucial for Bangladesh to tackle the increasing plastic pollution and ensure green growth, says a new World Bank Report. The 'Towards a Multisectoral Action Plan for Sustainable Plastic Management in Bangladesh' report provides a blueprint for managing plastic pollution over the short term (2022—2023), medium-term (2024—2026), and long-term (2027—2030), which will …

Vladimir Petrovsky (2021-12-22). When and how will the Korean War end? moderndiplomacy.eu This issue is gaining momentum again, after reports that Beijing supports Seoul's plans to officially confirm the end of the 1950-1953 Korean War. A statement to this effect was made by Director of the Central Foreign Affairs Commission Yang Jiechi as he met with Chief of South Korean National Security Agency Suh Hoon. Diplomats from …

Andrei Isaev (2021-12-22). Turkey on the lookout for allies. moderndiplomacy.eu The scaling down of the US presence in the Middle East and the possible strengthening of Iran's positions following the lifting of the American sanctions are forcing the leading regional powers to reset their relations with their neighbors. Above all, with Israel, the existential enemy of the Islamic Republic of Iran (IRI), and with Syria, …

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2021-12-22). Red Current, Pink Tide: A Visit to El Maizal Commune in Venezuela. libya360.wordpress.com Chris Gilbert The local high school marching band provided one last show before retiring from the communal festivities. Image credit: Katrina Kozarek, "El Maizal Commune: 11 Years Building the Communal Horizon," Venezuela Analysis, Mar 7, 2020. In 2018, gruesome images of people stoning cattle began to circulate through Venezuela's social networks. The videos came from…

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2021-12-22). 'Healing Is a Constant Thing': In Conversation with Clayton Thomas-Màºller. libya360.wordpress.com Matteo Cimellaro Climate activist, writer, and filmmaker Clayton Thomas-Màºller. Still image from the film, Life in the City of Dirty Water (2019), directed by Clayton Thomas-Màºller and Spencer Mann. Activist, writer, and filmmaker discusses his new memoir and lifelong journey of healing Indigenous climate activist, writer, and filmmaker Clayton Thomas-Màºller was raised in Winnipeg, a…

_____ (2021-12-22). Democracy Summit: Joe Biden Draws a New 'Iron Curtain' on China and Russia. journal-neo.org The so-called 'Democracy Summit' that the Biden administration recently held was not only divisive, but was also more of a geo-political rather than a normative event aimed at deliberating about the state of democracy as a system of government and politics. The fact that the US deliberately excluded certain countries and then used the summit …

_____ (2021-12-22). Boris Will Always be Boris: Thinking Everyone is Stupid but We Know Who Stole Christmas! journal-neo.org Who cares if Downing Street staff held a Christmas Party? They hold one every year don't they? Why should they stop because bad things are happening, when they always are? Let's reflect, most young people go through a stage of reacting against the outlooks and values they inherited from their parents. This is often described …

_____ (2021-12-22). What "Centers of Power" are Trying to Set Turkey and Russia at Odds? journal-neo.org "Moscow and Ankara did not fall into the trap set by the organizers of the assassination of the Russian ambassador to the Turkish capital, Andrei Karlov. They failed to destroy the friendship of the two countries," Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said in an interview with RIA Novosti in connection with the fifth anniversary of the Russian …

_____ (2021-12-22). The US is Gaining a Foothold in Uzbekistan. journal-neo.org To create sustainable groundwork for further expansion into Central Asia, Washington has recently placed particular emphasis on developing relations and cooperation with Uzbekistan. One of such work areas in this country has been the active opening of "American Corners" in Uzbekistan. It is a US government-supported global network of more than 600 open-access educational centers, …

Appalachians Against Pipelines (2021-12-22). Tom and Molly Statements: Stop MVP. itsgoingdown.org Appalachians Against Pipelines presents two statements from Tom and Molly on their recent fight against felony charges and the ongoing struggle against the Mountain Valley Pipeline. In April, Tom and Molly were arrested after Tom stopped pipe from being delivered to a Mountain Valley Pipeline work site by locking himself to a pipe truck for…

IWOC (2021-12-22). Phone Zap for John Bramble and Ronald Maxime: On Hunger Strike at James T. Vaughn Prison. itsgoingdown.org Call for a phone zap for John Bramble and Ronald Maxime. Originally posted by DC Incarcerated Workers Organizing Committee. Comrade John Bramble (SBI 450202) and Comrade Pound, aka Ronald Maxime (SBI 646319), went on hunger strike at James T. Vaughn prison on Saturday, demanding to get transferred out to another facility. John Bramble was moved…

Anonymous Contributor (2021-12-22). Solidarity with Indigenous Land Defenders. itsgoingdown.org Statement of solidarity from those blockading and defending redwood rainforests from industrial logging in so-called Humboldt County with Indigenous land defenders. From Redwood Forest Defense. On thankstaking, a collective day of mourning in the so-called United States, we stand in solidarity with Indigenous land defenders of the past and present fighting to protect their livelihoods… Statement from the NYC Anarchist Black Cross on the passing of former Black liberation political prisoner, Russell "Maroon" Shoat…

Ahmed Abu Artema (2021-12-22). Film on sperm smuggling misrepresents Palestine's prisoners. electronicintifada.net Truth of prison life is more powerful than fiction.

Asa Winstanley (2021-12-22). Protesters against Israeli ambassador exonerated by university. electronicintifada.net London School of Economics says "no evidence whatsoever of protestors having broken the law."

Greg Godels (2021-12-22). The Failure of the US Two-Party System. dissidentvoice.org When the so-called Founding Fathers — the elites who constructed the US republic — unfolded their unique vision of republicanism and political decision-making, they went long on stability and continuity and short on broad participation and social change. Accordingly, most of them opposed political factions or parties, but very soon after the new government came …

Staff (2021-12-22). At Long Last, Ban Weaponized Drones. davidswanson.org An artist in Pakistan attempted to make U.S. drone pilots face the fact that they were killing children. By David Swanson, World BEYOND War, December 21, 2021 Former President Barack Obama recently tweeted that the day of a school shooting was the worst day of his presidency. Well, it certainly shouldn't have been a good …

Karen Conner (2021-12-22). The Good News in 2022 Will Be the Economy. cepr.net I feel very confident in saying that 2022 will be a very good year for the economy. We are looking at a situation where we have low unemployment, falling inflation, and rising real wages.

WSWS (2021-12-22). New German Defense Minister visits German combat troops in Lithuania. wsws.org Eighty years after the Third Reich's war of annihilation against the Soviet Union, the German Defense Minister denied Russia the right to even criticize the threatening military build-up on its border.

WSWS (2021-12-22). Peter Jackson's Get Back: A Beatles fan creates a devoted tribute. wsws.org A half century after the band's breakup, an eight-hour, three-part celebratory documentary of the Beatles' last album is streaming on the Disney Plus channel.

WSWS (2021-12-22). Striking Jon Donaire bakery workers overwhelmingly reject contract backed by BCTGM union. wsws.org The vote at Jon Donaire came just days before Kellogg's workers were forced to vote yet again on a reworded contract that was in all respects the same as the one that was rejected three weeks ago.

WSWS (2021-12-22). Germany sees massive job cuts in all sectors. wsws.org Workers' protests are nipped in the bud by pitting workers against one another, either factory against factory or along national lines.

WSWS (2021-12-22). Inflation soars to record level as UK wages stagnate. wsws.org The Retail Prices Index (RPI) measure of inflation, considered to be more accurate as it includes factors such as mortgage payments, rose to 7.1 percent last month, its highest level in more than 30 years.

WSWS (2021-12-22). COVID rapidly spreading through Detroit auto plants with reports of at least three deaths. wsws.org COVID-19 infections are spreading throughout Detroit area auto plants, with at least three deaths reported by co-workers in recent days.

WSWS (2021-12-22). Australian medical experts speak out against the scrapping of pandemic safety measures. wsws.org "A policy of deliberately expecting to infect children and other vulnerable people is counter to any known or accepted public health practice."

WSWS (2021-12-22). VIDEO: Join emergency online meeting today to demand Julian Assange's immediate release. wsws.org "We need an independent movement of the working class, students and youth to free Assange."

Martha Grevatt (2021-12-22). Solidarity rally for Kellogg's strike. workers.org Battle Creek, Michigan Bulletin: Kellogg's workers voted Dec. 19 to approve the latest contract offer, ending the strike. Close to 1,000 Kellogg's strikers and their supporters rallied near corporate headquarters in Battle Creek, Michigan, Dec. 17. The strike here and at three other plants in Nebraska, Pennsylvania and Tennessee began . . . |

NYC Anarchist Black Cross (2021-12-22). NYC Anarchist Black Cross Statement on the Passing of Russell "Maroon" Shoatz. itsgoingdown.org Statement from the NYC Anarchist Black Cross on the passing of former Black liberation political prisoner, Russell "Maroon" Shoatz. NYC Anarchist Black Cross mourns the loss of Russell "Maroon" Shoatz. Russell was a founding member of the Black Unity Council, as well as a veteran of both the Black Panther Party and the Black Liberation…

Pavan Kulkarni (2021-12-22). As vaccinations lag behind, COVID-19 cases exceed 9.2 million in Africa. peoplesdispatch.org To understand the systemic issues hampering Africa's efforts against the pandemic, Peoples Dispatch interviewed Dr. Ahmed Kalebi, president of the East African Division of International Academy of Pathology (IAP), and members of the People's Health Movement, Prof. Leslie London and senior lecturer Lauren Paremoer from the University of Cape Town…

Brian Shilhavy (2021-12-22). 32,649 Deaths 3,003,296 Injuries Following COVID Shots in European Database of Adverse Reactions as Young, Previously Healthy People Continue to Suffer. globalresearch.ca The European (EEA and non-EEA countries) database of suspected drug reaction reports is This database maintained at EudraVigilance is …

Natalia Marques (2021-12-22). Crucial social spending bill in the US blocked by Democratic Party Senator Joe Manchin. peoplesdispatch.org Senator Joe Manchin went on Fox News last Sunday to announce that he "cannot vote" for the widely popular Build Back Better Act.

Peter Certo (2021-12-22). In OtherWords: December 22, 2021. otherwords.org If you're the kind of person who reads our op-eds each week, chances are you're feeling a little beat up at the end of the year — from the constant rush of political news, the pandemic that just won't quit, or, as Sam Pizzigati writes in his column about Amazon this week, that ominous intersection of climate disasters, extreme inequality, and workplace injustice. | But for the rest of our package this week, I wanted to take a look at good things that happened this year — and the good we might see in the year to come. | This week in OtherWords, I look both at home and abroad for inspiring stories of pr…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-12-22). Consumer Health: Understanding the flu and why you need to get a flu shot. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org National Influenza Vaccination Week will be observed Dec. 5—11, which makes this a good time to learn more about the flu and why you need to get a flu shot. What many people call the flu is actually viral gastroenteritis, or stomach flu, which is characterized by diarrhea, nausea, and abdominal cramps and pain. Influenza is the true flu. It's a viral infection that attacks your respiratory system, including your nose, throat and lungs. At first, flu…

Karen Dolan (2021-12-22). Three Reasons to Be Hopeful as a Hard Year Comes to a Close. otherwords.org There's no getting around it: 2021 has been a tough year. As with 2020, many of us are glad to see its back end. Do let the door hit you on the way out. | Yet, there is more than just Senator Joe Manchin's coal and Omicron fears in our stockings this holiday season. There are some reasons to be hopeful too. | The first reason to be hopeful is — us. We the people. | Social movements, struggling families, activists, and advocates are crushed that Republicans and Senator Manchin have set back the Build Back Better Act. But these movements have done worlds to make long-hoped-for improvements in our economy poss…

ecns.cn (2021-12-22). China's growth likely to moderate next year, World Bank says. ecns.cn China's economic growth is projected to moderate to 5.1 percent in 2022, after achieving 8 percent this year as predicted.

teleSUR -lvm -HIM (2021-12-22). México impulsa donación de vacunas anticovid para América Latina. telesurtv.net La entrega a Ecuador de las dosis anticovid fue valorada por la vicepresidencia de ese país como una demostración de solidaridad.

Staff (2021-12-22). Cuba reporta 80 nuevos casos de COVID-19 y un fallecido. cubadebate.cu Cuba reportó al cierre de este martes 21 de diciembre 80 nuevos casos de COVID-19 y un fallecido. En su parte diario, el Minsap informó que actualmente hay 355 casos activos, 342 de ellos con evolución clínica estable.

TASS (2021-12-22). Naftogaz petitioning EC to oblige Gazprom to increase gas trading volume. tass.com Earlier, it was reported that the company filed a complaint alleging that Gazprom is abusing its dominant position on the European gas market…

WSWS (2021-12-22). Britain's National Health Service faces disaster as Omicron surges. wsws.org Modelling by the Scientific Advisory Group for Emergencies found that between 3,000 and 10,000 people a day could be hospitalised if the government did not immediately implement further public health measures.

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-12-22). Mayo Clinic Q&A podcast: Experts urge COVID-19 boosters to fight omicron surge. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org More Americans are now eligible for COVID-19 booster doses as the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention approved the Pfizer vaccine booster for 16- and 17-year-olds late last week. Previously, only those 18 and older were eligible. Early research suggests that a booster dose of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine improves protection against severe disease caused by the omicron variant, according to Pfizer. Mayo Clinic experts say, regardless of the variant, prevention of infection works. Getting…

Staff (2021-12-22). Berlin forces EU satellite operator to take RT's German TV broadcast off air. rt.com European satellite operator Eutelsat has removed the 24-hour German-language RT DE channel from its platform under pressure from Berlin. RT has called the move illegal. | German media regulator MABB (Medienanstalt Berlin-Brandenburg) has forced European service Eutelsat to remove the broadcast of RT's new Moscow-based German-language channel RT DE from its 9B satellite on Wednesday. | "It is inappropriate for the German regulator, MABB, to overreach and ignore the European Convention on Transfrontier Television, under which it is subject, thereby forcing Eutelsat to remove RT DE from the carrier solely due to…

Staff (2021-12-22). Manchester City defender Mendy charged with seventh rape. rt.com A court has heard that Benjamin Mendy, the Manchester City defender accused of six counts of rape, has been charged with a further offense. | Former France international Mendy appeared at Chester Crown Court in the UK on Thursday, when the lifting of restrictions allowed the emergence of a further rape charge to be revealed against the 27-year-old. | The charge comes in addition to six counts of rape and one of sexual assault which Mendy has already been charged with. | Mendy stands accused of a total of eight offenses against five different women, with the rape charges concerning four women. | ü&…

WSWS (2021-12-22). Airline industry pushes for return to full capacity as Omicron explosion begins. wsws.org Officials for the major airline corporations testified before Congress to push for further support in getting travel to pre-pandemic levels despite the spread of the new Omicron variant and increasing positive cases.

sputniknews (2021-12-22). Pakistani MP Rejects Claim a Hindu Woman in Viral Video Was Targeted Because of Her Religion. sputniknews.com Since its independence, Pakistan has been grappling with the problem of persecution of its religious minorities, including Hindus and Sikhs by Islamists. While Hindus made up more than 23 percent of Pakistan's population in 1947, they now comprise only 2 percent of the population.

teleSUR- jaa, JL (2021-12-22). Organizaciones en Chile anuncian toma de Instituto de DD.HH. telesurtv.net Las organizaciones dieron 24 horas para que funcionarios del Instituto recojan documentos e implementos.

sputniknews (2021-12-22). Trump Announces Press Event at Mar-a-Lago For Anniversary of Capitol Riot. sputniknews.com The riot took place on 6 January, when the Capitol building was stormed by a crowd of protesters dissatisfied with the results of the 2020 presidential election. The riot resulted in the deaths of five people, among them a Capitol police officer.

Staff (2021-12-22). Welsh fined for trips to work but not for pub crawls. rt.com Workers in Wales now face fines for unnecessary trips to their jobs but can freely enjoy pub crawls and social life, according to controversial new legislation aimed at curbing the spread of the Covid-19 Omicron variant. | "No person may leave the place where they are living, or remain away from that place, for the purposes of work or to provide voluntary or charitable services," reads the recently amended guidance. | The new "work from home" rules apply to the non-essential workers who can work from home "where practicable" and, according to First Minister Mark Drakeford, are designed "to help control" Omicro…

ecns.cn (2021-12-22). Exquisitely preserved oviraptorosaur dinosaur embryo found. ecns.cn This undated illustration shows a close-to-hatching oviraptorosaur dinosaur embryo, which is found in the Ganzhou, Jiangxi Province, southern China.

SCVOSA, WERC,, POST (2021-12-22). Thursday 1/20: Burrowing Owls of the South Bay Area Webinar w/ SCVOSA, WERC & POST. indybay.org Online event (FREE)…

teleSUR, SH (2021-12-22). Violencia en el centro de Nigeria deja al menos 45 muertos. telesurtv.net La violencia entre las etnias fulani y tiv en el estado de Nasarawa ha obligado al desplazamiento de al menos 5.000 personas.

Staff (2021-12-22). Venezuela and Turkey Agree to Strengthen Cooperation Projects. orinocotribune.com This Tuesday, December 21, President Nicolás Maduro reported that he had a pleasant phone conversation with his Turkish counterpart, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, to consolidate the cooperation agreements that both nations develop in different areas. | "We talked about the great challenges for the coming years and the need to advance in all areas of cooperation for shared development. Venceremos!" says the tweet shared by the president. |

teleSUR, SH (2021-12-22). Congreso salvadoreño aprueba cuestionada Ley del Agua. telesurtv.net Sectores ambientalistas denunciaron que la normativa oculta el interés de privatizar el agua por parte del Gobierno de Nayib Bukele.

teleSUR, SH (2021-12-22). Al menos 73 defensores de DD.HH. han sido asesinados en Colombia. telesurtv.net Según la Oficina de la ONU para los Derechos Humanos en Colombia, la mayor cifra de asesinatos se registró en el departamento del Valle del Cauca.

Zahra Mirzafarjouyan (2021-12-22). Amir-Abdollahian departs for Baku to discuss bilateral ties. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Dec. 22 (MNA) — Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian has left Tehran for Baku to hold talks with Azeri officials.

teleSUR, lvm, JL (2021-12-22). ONU alerta sobre situación política en Líbano. telesurtv.net Guterres insistió en que los líderes del país deben trabajar para potenciar medidas que satisfagan las demandas del pueblo.

sputniknews (2021-12-22). Andrei Stenin International Press Photo Contest 2022 Opens for Entries. sputniknews.com MOSCOW (Sputnik) — The 8th Andrei Stenin International Press Photo Contest on Wednesday began with the reception of submissions by Russian and foreign reporters aged 18-33.

Tom Ferguson (2021-12-22). A Perfect Storm for Democrats in 2022. zcomm.org Analysis of voters in the 2016 elections indicates that Covid and political money will lead to many lost Democratic seats in 2022…

ecns.cn (2021-12-22). Octogenarian volunteers to train ice sports talents. ecns.cn Wu Zhinai, 86, puts on his sports gear before playing in an ice hockey match at an ice stadium in Taiyuan, north China's Shanxi Province. He comes here every week to act as a referee and play ice hockey.

teleSUR, jaa, JL (2021-12-22). Alemania prohíbe asistencia de público a eventos multitudinarios. telesurtv.net El Gobierno subrayó que las personas vacunadas corren riesgo alto de contraer el virus Sars-Cov2 en su variante Ómicron.

Todd Smith (2021-12-22). The Curious Covid Case of Aaron Rodgers: an "Incomplete Pass?" dissidentvoice.org The contradictions and mixed-messaging around the COVID-19 "pandemic" continue to accumulate and swirl as the "Global Health Emergency" approaches its second anniversary. For example: Just as the Phase-3 trials of the Pfizer "Vax" have come under scrutiny for alleged shoddy methodology by its sub-contractor Ventavia in Texas, the partially Big Pharma-funded FDA has unanimously approved …

ecns.cn (2021-12-22). Research report reveals essence of US hegemony: Chinese FM. ecns.cn

Staff (2021-12-22). New Yorkers offered holiday booster deal. rt.com The New York City government has vowed to shell out $100 to any resident who receives a Covid-19 vaccine booster shot before the end of the year, unveiling yet another cash incentive program amid panic over the Omicron strain. | Outgoing Mayor Bill de Blasio "We want everyo…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-12-22). Mayo Clinic Healthcare expert offers tips for holiday feasting without the heartburn. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org LONDON — Special foods are among the pleasures of holiday celebrations. On the negative side, for people with digestive diseases or those who overindulge, holiday feasting can quickly produce the food version of a hangover. James East, M.D., a gastroenterologist at Mayo Clinic Healthcare in London, explains why this sometimes happens and how we can enjoy the menu while also making holidays happy for our digestive systems. Why indigestion and heartburn happen Indigestion, or an…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-12-22). Mental health and the holidays: Stress for kids. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Q: We tend to believe that the holidays are a magical time for children and that the stress of it all is only felt by the adults. However, given the heightened emotions from the past 18 months of a pandemic, our kids are under stress, as well. What are the signs to look for, and how can we help them? A: Even without a pandemic, holiday events can be stressful for children. Family members who…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-12-22). Mayo Clinic Minute: Healthy winter foods. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Summer vegetables gardens have been long put to bed, and winter fruits and vegetables are now on the menu. Elizabeth J. Bailey, a Mayo Clinic registered dietitian nutritionist, says that traditional winter vegetables can be satisfying and healthy. Watch: The Mayo Clinic Minute youtu.be/LOWujA2zjrI Journalists: Broadcast-quality video pkg (0: 59) is in the downloads at the end of…

imperial.ac.uk (2021-12-22). Podcast: Women's hearts, psychedelic worldviews, and nanotechnology for children. imperial.ac.uk In this edition: Differences between men's and women's hearts, how psychedelics can change our worldview, and introducing children to nanotechnology.

A Guest Author (2021-12-22). 'We have to become emancipators'. workers.org These slightly edited remarks were made by recently freed political prisoner, Jalil Muntaqim, during a Dec. 9 webinar to mark the 40th anniversary arrest of Mumia Abu-Jamal and to demand his freedom. By Jalil Muntaqim On October 25, international jurists at the Spirit of Mandela Tribunal found the United . . . |

TASS (2021-12-22). Russia's economic activities more prudent than in certain other countries — Putin. tass.com The proposal to stimulate investments made by head of Delovaya Rossiya public organization Alexey Repik is proper, the President said…

Indigenous Women of the Americas, partners (2021-12-22). Tuesday 12/21: Winter Solstice Treaty Action: Street Mural Protest Against Toxic Fossil Fuels at Chevron. indybay.org RICHMOND: Castro St, at Chevron Gate 14–major entrance, a block North of Hwy 580 (other side of Hwy from Point Richmond). LINK TO MAP: goo.gl/maps/DRtrKMpNwQXyRy3Y6 | Please wear a mask. Follow all COVID safety guidelines: www.cdph.ca.gov/Programs/CID/DCDC/Pages/…

sputniknews (2021-12-22). 'It's a Shame…We Should Have Won': Xavi Laments Missed Chances in Barcelona-Sevilla Draw. sputniknews.com Since the departure of their talisman and captain Lionel Messi in September, Barcelona's struggles on the field have failed to subside. While the arrival of the legendary Xavi Hernandez reignited hopes that the once-mighty side would soon resurrect itself, even his homecoming hasn't led to the team's renaissance.

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-12-22). Mayo Clinic expert discusses the latest on omicron variant. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org The omicron variant has now been identified in at least 32 states, and experts believe it will become the dominant strain in the U.S. The omicron variant appears to be more transmissible than other variants, including delta, but has so far led to milder disease. The Mayo Clinic News Network Team sat down with Dr. Abinash Virk, an infectious diseases physician to answer some of the team's questions about the omicron variant: Watch: Dr. Abinash…

Brett Wilkins (2021-12-22). Big Business Defeated as Sawant's Victory Certified in Seattle. zcomm.org "We have defeated Big Business and the right wing in their attempt to use… trumped-up charges against me personally in order to push back against the success of working-class movements in Seattle."

MEE, agencies (2021-12-22). Sudan coup: UN documents 13 incidents of rape during mass protests on Sunday. middleeasteye.net Sudan coup: UN documents 13 incidents of rape during mass protests on Sunday | UN says it also received allegations of sexual harassment by security forces against women trying to flee the area around the Presidential Palace | Wed, 12/22/2021 – 08: 04 | Protesters scatter from tear gas fired by security forces during a rally near the Presidential Palace in Khartoum on 19 December 2021 (AFP…

Editor (2021-12-22). Lack of Left-wing culture, weakness of progressivism in Latin America. mronline.org One of the great weaknesses of Latin American progressivism and something that explains its partial defeats is the lack of a leftist, alternative and accessible popular culture, promoting new ways of organizing daily life, affirms àÅlvaro García Linera.

teleSUR- jaa, JL (2021-12-22). Bolivia exigirá carnet de vacunación para escolares en 2022. telesurtv.net Esta medida también busca acelerar la vacunación en los menores de edad.

TASS (2021-12-22). Russian PM discusses expansion of trade, economic cooperation with Greek counterpart. tass.com According to the cabinet's press service, the heads of governments discussed joint efforts on implementing the agreements reached during Kyriakos Mitsotakis' visit to Russia in December 2021…

sputniknews (2021-12-22). Employee of US Diplomatic Mission in Beirut Who Sold Passport Arrested in Turkey. sputniknews.com ANKARA (Sputnik) – An employee of the US diplomatic mission to Lebanon who sold his passport to a Syrian person has been arrested in Turkey, the Istanbul security authority said on Wednesday.

WorkWeek (2021-12-22). After 90 Days 700 IUOE Local 39 Kaiser Engineers Forced Back Without Real Gains. indybay.org 700 IUOE Local 39 Kaiser Engineers have had their strike defeated after being on the picket lines for three months. Their own union leadership refused to mobilize their other members in other in hospitals and industries and the California union officials refused to mobilize the membership. The picket lines were also crossed by SEIU UHW, CNA, NUHW.

Michael Sainato (2021-12-22). U.S. Labor Unions on the March in 2021 After Years of Decline. zcomm.org Workers went on strike and pushed union drives in record numbers after corporations made giant pandemic profits…

Dave Sweeney (2021-12-22). Growing opposition to radioactive waste dump in South Australia. indybay.org Federal plans for a radioactive waste facility near Kimba on South Australia's Eyre Peninsula face growing opposition with Barngarla Traditional Owners launching a Federal Court challenge to Minister Keith Pitt's decision to site the facility on their lands.

Zahra Mirzafarjouyan (2021-12-22). 'A Hero' to compete with 14 intl. films at 2022 Oscars. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Dec. 22 (MNA) — The Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences has announced the shortlists in 10 categories for the upcoming 94th Oscars ceremony.

teleSUR, JDO, JCM (2021-12-22). Condenan al Estado de Guatemala por masacre en Los Josefinos. telesurtv.net Militares guatemaltecos causaron al menos 38 fallecidos, 14 desaparecidos y siete familias desplazadas durante ese hecho.

Staff (2021-12-22). The world-beating Soviet gymnast whose triumph turned to tragedy. rt.com In the quiet corner of a Moscow cemetery, a black slab of marble stands surrounded by the December snow. | Flanked by two small pots of flowers, its gleaming face bears the image of girl, a perfect picture of poise and concentration. | The four words engraved just to the right of the image are stark: 'Great gymnast, world champion'. | This is the final resting place of Elena Mukhina, one of the most remarkable athletes ever to grace her sport; an artist who pushed the limits of the human body in a way few have ever done. | Wednesday, December 22, marks 15 years since Mukhina's death at the age of 46. | Hers wa…

George Monbiot (2021-12-22). How border walls are triggering ecological disaster. zcomm.org Border walls are accelerating the extinction crisis and making ecosystems inviable…

Staff (2021-12-22). Military medics tout new vaccine to end Covid-19 pandemic. rt.com A candidate vaccine that uses a novel platform and may be good enough to deal with existing and emerging variants of SARS-CoV-2 viruses, will reportedly be announced soon by researchers at the Walter Reed Army Institute in the US. | The unveiling may come "within weeks," according to Dr. Kayvon Modjarrad, director of Walter Reed's infectious diseases branch, who was

Prof Michel Chossudovsky (2021-12-22). The 2020-21 Worldwide Corona Crisis: Destroying Civil Society, Engineered Economic Depression, Global Coup d'État and the "Great Reset" globalresearch.ca We are at the crossroads of one of the most serious crises in modern history. We are living history, yet our understanding of the flow of events since January 2020 has been blurred. Worldwide, people have been misled both by their governments and the media.

Kevin Mwanza (2021-12-22). Investment Manager Peter Schiff: Bitcoin Is A Craze And All Crazes End, It's Not An Inflation Hedge. moguldom.com Gold investor and crypto critic Peter Schiff said Bitcoin is just a craze that will eventually come to an end like a pyramid scheme. Bitcoin has fallen some 30 percent since its $67,000+ peak in November 2021 in a selloff after news broke about the omicron coronavirus variant. The largest cryptocurrency by market value is still up …

teleSUR- lvm -HIM (2021-12-22). Cuba prevé recuperación económica y crecimiento del PIB en 2022. telesurtv.net Transformar el sistema empresarial estatal, sujeto principal del modelo económico, es un desafío en la gestión gubernamental cubana.

sputniknews (2021-12-22). Russia Says 'Provocative Activity' by US, NATO in Black Sea Aims to Hamper Nord Stream 2. sputniknews.com Russia has repeatedly warned against politicising the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline project, which was completed in September and is currently undergoing certification by European and German regulators.

Staff (2021-12-22). Best Electric Car for Uber in London. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Dec. 22 (MNA) — Everybody needs taxis to reach their destination; every day and everywhere. So, this genuine Uber app emerged in the digital world to ease the process of taking a taxi.

Editor (2021-12-22). Cuba now exporting Covid vaccines. mronline.org After immunising its own population, Cuba's own developed vaccines are to be marketed internationally, says ANDREAS KNOBLOCH…

Jonathan Cook (2021-12-22). "Coerced Vaccination": The Left's Contempt for Bodily Autonomy during the Covid-19 Pandemic. A "Gift to the Right"? globalresearch.ca | When did parts of the left get so contemptuous of the principle of "bodily autonomy"? Answer: Just about the time they started fetishising vaccines as the only route out of the current pandemic. | Only two years ago most people understood …

TASS (2021-12-22). Pressure on RT DE in Germany seeks to crack down on rival news broadcaster — ambassador. tass.com RT DE is targeted because it creates strong competition in news broadcasting and provides an alternative and professional perspective on global events…

Zahra Mirzafarjouyan (2021-12-22). US' Malley expresses hope for quick Vienna talks resumption. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Dec. 22 (MNA) — US Special Envoy for Iran's Affairs Robert Malley expressed hope that the next round of Vienna talks will be resumed soon.

Morteza Ahmadi Al Hashem (2021-12-22). S Arabia sabotages in exit permit issuance for Iran envoy. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Dec. 22 (MNA) — Foreign Minister of Yemeni National Salvation Government said that Saudi-led coalition sabotaged in the issuance of exit permit for Iranian Envoy to Yemen Hassan Irloo.

Keith McHenry (2021-12-22). Where Would Jesus Sleep in Santa Cruz? indybay.org Bedding swirled into the San Lorenzo River as people in a panic dragged their soaked tents to higher ground. The shame of Santa Cruz officials indifference to the homeless for the world to see. Merry Christmas.

teleSUR, yart, JCM (2021-12-22). Libia aplazará sus elecciones presidenciales para 2022. telesurtv.net Libia vive actualmente una creciente tensión bélica entre bandos internos y con grupos militares.

Staff (2021-12-22). Biden Addresses Omicron Surge as Nation Faces COVID Testing Shortage & Overwhelmed Hospitals. democracynow.org President Biden has announced a plan to begin distributing 500 million at-home COVID tests starting in January in response to the latest surge in cases, linked to the highly transmissible Omicron variant of the coronavirus. His plan also includes the establishment of new federal testing sites and the deployment of military medical personnel to help overwhelmed hospitals around the country. Dr. Tsion Firew, an assistant professor of emergency medicine at the Columbia University Medical Center, says nurses and other healthcare providers are quitting or retiring in large numbers as the pandemic drags on, leading to…

Staff (2021-12-22). Venezuela Denounces 'Irrational' Judgment of British Supreme Court (Venezuelan Gold Case). orinocotribune.com The government of Venezuela, through a statement issued on Monday, December 20, expressed its strong rejection of the illegal and biased verdict issued by the United Kingdom's Supreme Court of Justice preventing the Venezuelan government from recovering its international reserves deposited in the Bank of England (BoE). | The statement, which was posted on social media by Venezuelan Minister of Foreign Affairs, Félix Plasencia, states: "The Supreme Court of Justice of the United Kingdom has been subordinated to the mandate of the British Executive, leaving in evidence the absence of separation of branches of the g…

teleSUR, jm, JCM, JCVM, SH (2021-12-22). øCómo la Revolución Cubana erradicó el analfabetismo del país?>. telesurtv.net La Campaña de Alfabetización lanzada en enero de 1961 es considerada una de las batallas más importantes ganadas por el gobierno y el pueblo cubano.

teleSUR, SH (2021-12-22). Más de 10.000 haitianos han sido deportados por EE.UU. telesurtv.net La misión de la OIM en Haití señaló que en los tres últimos meses del 2021 han sido deportados 10.776 haitianos desde la frontera sur de EE.UU.

Anonymous765 (2021-12-22). SouthFront Race For Survival! southfront.org DEAR FRIENDS, | : | we appeal to all our readers and viewers, to our constant supporters!: | In the current difficult conditions, we are forced to act as being in a besieged fortress. Without your regular participation in SF life, our activities will be stopped. | We stay still to save the vestiges of freedom of speech and to show you the real face of the world most dangerous crises. | Though, we are still in the crosshairs, and without your regular support, SouthFront is done for. | Today, you can send your donations via BTC or Bitcoincash. | In order to support the activities of SouthFront throu…

Zahra Mirzafarjouyan (2021-12-22). Front pages of Iran's English dailies on December 22. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Dec. 22 (MNA) — Here are the front pages of Iran's English language dailies on Wednesday, December 22.

TASS (2021-12-22). US, Russian top brass discuss regional security issues in phone conversation — Pentagon. tass.com The previous phone conversation between Mark Milley and Valery Gerasimov was held on November 23…

APTN (2021-12-22). More Blockades Set up by Wet'suwet'en Activists. dissidentvoice.org In so-called British Columbia, Wet'suwet'en activists have set up more blockades in the Coastal GasLink pipeline dispute. Last month more than 30 people were arrested by RCMP who were enforcing an injunction that allows the company to operate in the area.

ecns.cn (2021-12-22). Afghanistan receives new batch of China-donated supplies. ecns.cn The Afghan Red Crescent Society (ARCS) has received a batch of assistance donated by the Red Cross Society of China (RCSC).

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-12-22). Science Saturday: Transforming the practice of opioid prescribing — for kids. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org For children, the opioid epidemic can be about adults in their lives with opioid use disorder or accidental overdoses when a child finds their parent's pill bottle. But kids can also get addicted to opioids. Mayo Clinic's Courtney Baker, M.D., an orthopedic surgical resident, and his mentor, Todd Milbrandt, M.D., a pediatric orthopedic surgeon, decided to lessen the chances of these happenings. Together with other colleagues from Orthopedic Surgery and the Mayo Clinic Robert D. and Patricia E. Kern…

sputniknews (2021-12-22). Moscow Vows Response to Berlin Forcing EU Satellite Operator to Take RT DE TV Channel Off Air. sputniknews.com RT DE, which started broadcasting last week, immediately faced pressure from Berlin, as its YouTube account was deleted, while German authorities have launched an investigation into the broadcaster.

TASS (2021-12-22). Russia may face uranium raw materials shortage by 2030-2035, ministry says. tass.com The ministry noted that although Russia possesses significant uranium reserves, most of the ores are of low quality…

Life Site News (2021-12-22). Top Pfizer, Moderna shareholders get richer quickly, make $10 billion the week after Omicron hits. globalresearch.ca The top eight Pfizer and Moderna shareholders saw their combined wealth rise by $10 billion in a seven-day windfall after the Omicron variant was discovered, according to a report in the

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Staff (2021-12-22). Salvador Allende's Grandson Responds to Boric: The Human Rights Double Standard and 'Chic' Leftism. orinocotribune.com Editorial note: Orinoco Tribune does not publish articles that are over two weeks old, but sometimes we make exceptions. The following note was originally published almost three years ago; however, with the victory of Gabriel Boric in the Chilean presidential race on Sunday, we consider it important to take another look at it. In the midst of the joyous celebrations in Chile for Boric's win against pinochetista Kast, and perhaps as a response of memory to some who are exaggerating too much about the president-elect to compare him with Salvador Allende, with Pablo Neruda or with other icons of the international…

ecns.cn (2021-12-22). China offers more assistance to Philippine typhoon victims. ecns.cn Chinese Ambassador to the Philippines Huang Xilian announced the assistance at the handover ceremony of the rice, the last batch of the 10,000 tons that China donated to the Philippines.

Prof. Pankaj Jha (2021-12-22). Vietnam National Assembly Chairman visit to Korea and India. moderndiplomacy.eu The Vietnam National Assembly Chairman Mr Vuong Dinh Hue visited South Korea and India as part of its six-day official visit (Dec 12-19). The highly successful visits show convergence is with regard to the two important partners of Vietnam. During the visit to the two countries the Chairman of the National Assembly Vuong Dinh Hue …

Staff (2021-12-22). Tehran to host 18th Astana summit. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Dec. 22 (MNA) — Russia, Iran, and Turkey have agreed to hold the next Astana format summit in Tehran in February-March 2022, Senior Assistant to Iranian Foreign Minister for Special Political Affairs Ali Asghar Khaji said on Wednesday.

teleSUR, SH (2021-12-22). Accidente en el metro de la capital iraní deja al menos 22 heridos. telesurtv.net El accidente ocurrió cuando un tren de alta velocidad con origen de la ciudad de Karaj chocó con un tren en la estación de Chitgar.

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-12-22). Do COVID-19 pills change the medical game plan? newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org The latest potential COVID-19 treatment is on the horizon. Pfizer reports that Paxlovid, its COVID-19 antiviral pill, reduced hospitalizations and deaths by 89% among people at high risk. Pfizer has submitted its latest trial data to the Food and Drug Administration and has asked for emergency use authorization for the drug. Mayo Clinic experts are weighing in on this new option to treat and manage COVID-19. "It is, in my opinion, a very remarkable drug…

Lehman Brightman (2021-12-22). Tuesday 1/25: 46th Anniversary of United Native Americans Saves The American Indian Movement. indybay.org 165 22nd Street | Richmond, CA 94801…

Peter Koenig (2021-12-22). COVID-Omicron is Killing Christmas — And Beyond. Financial Crash, Inflation, Digitization. globalresearch.ca Omicron, a so-called covid-variant, has never been isolated. Whatever the current narrative — 193 UN member governments tell you in lockstep, what the mainstream media tell you in lockstep — and what the majority in the street of the 193 …

ecns.cn (2021-12-22). Fifth COVID-19 vaccine authorized in Europe as Omicron continues to surge. ecns.cn The European Medicines Agency (EMA) has added a fifth vaccine to its anti-COVID arsenal as the Omicron variant continued to spread across Europe.

TASS (2021-12-22). Western sanctions, not Russia's import substitution violate WTO rules — Rostec. tass.com On Tuesday, US trade representative said the US intends to use the WTO mechanisms to hold Russia accountable for its alleged trade activities…

ecns.cn (2021-12-22). China develops complete BDS industrial chain. ecns.cn China has developed a complete industrial chain of the BeiDou Navigation Satellite System (BDS), according to the China Satellite Navigation Office (CSNO).

sputniknews (2021-12-22). Mayor of Madrid Tests Positive for COVID-19. sputniknews.com MADRID (Sputnik) – The mayor of Madrid, Jose Luis Martinez-Almeida, announced late on Tuesday that he had tested positive for COVID-19 after taking PCR and antigen tests, advising caution as the country experiences a new wave of the pandemic.

Elsy Fors Garzon (2021-12-22). US blockade restricts Cuban economic growth. indybay.org Havana, Dec 16 (Prensa Latina) The intensified economic, financial and commercial blockade of the United States constitutes one of the factors that imposes the most restrictions on the development of Cuban economy, experts on the subject agreed here today.

sputniknews (2021-12-22). Elon Musk Names 'Virus' That Poses 'Biggest' Threat to Modern Civilisation. sputniknews.com The tech maverick has long been at odds with the left over the so-called woke agenda as well as cancel culture, which Musk ironically stated should be cancelled itself. The entrepreneur has been criticised for his right-leaning statements.

teleSUR, DRL (2021-12-22). Filipinas declara estado de calamidad tras paso del tifón Rai. telesurtv.net El ciclón tropical tocó tierra en Filipinas el pasado jueves con vientos sostenidos de hasta 240 km/h y dejó 375 muertos.

teleSUR, JDO (2021-12-22). Rusia planea negociaciones de seguridad con EE.UU. y OTAN. telesurtv.net Ministro de exteriores ruso cuestiona declaraciones del Secretario General de la OTAN sobre las garantías de seguridad.

sputniknews (2021-12-22). French Reunion's Piton de la Fournaise Volcano Shows Signs of Eruption. sputniknews.com PARIS (Sputnik) – Piton de la Fournaise, a volcano in the French overseas territory of Reunion in the Indian Ocean, has shown first signs of an eruption on Wednesday, the local volcanological observatory tweeted.

teleSUR- lvm -HIM (2021-12-22). Alertan sobre aumento de asesinatos en áreas rurales de Brasil. telesurtv.net Según el organismo, 418 territorios del país fueron blanco de violencia en los primeros ocho meses de 2021.

Jens Berger (2021-12-22). Omicron and the Black Seers. indybay.org Hope is not in season at the moment. The doomsayers determine the program and the policy. And unfortunately, the "Festival of Hope" just around the corner won't change that.

Editor (2021-12-22). Relief for Boric's victory. Uncertainty regarding the social democratization of his discourse. mronline.org At 35 years of age, Gabriel Boric is the youngest president-elect (he will be 36 when he takes office on March 11) and the most voted in Chilean history, with an unprecedented 55% of electoral participation.

Staff (2021-12-22). World's first SMS sells for over $150,000. rt.com The world's first text message from three decades ago has been sold as a "non-fungible token" (NFT) for over ‚Ǩ130,000 ($146,852) at an auction in Paris, with the proceeds benefiting the United Nations Refugee Agency. | The "Merry Christmas" SMS was sent on December 3, 1992 by Vodafone engineer Neil Papworth to company director Richard Jarvis. Jarvis received the text on his Orbitel 901 mobile phone. | "After countless attempts and iterations of the code, the sending and receiving of text via Vodafone's mobile network finally worked," marking "a pivotal moment in the history of mobile communi…

Karl Kramer (2021-12-22). Saturday 1/15: CISPES/FMLN anniversary event. indybay.org zoom event – bit.ly/30thanniversaryPeaceAccords

Staff (2021-12-22). Sabor y Tradición: Costumbres de fin de año. cubadebate.cu Llega el fin de año y con éste las fiestas en familia. Hoy les hablo de tradiciones y les propongo algunos platos que espero los disfruten. A petición de una lectora les traigo un dulce sencillo pero muy agradable, el boniatillo, que se vendía en todas las esquinas y era delicioso. Además, un envuelto de pollo y un pollo relleno en cazuela.

teleSUR -HIM (2021-12-22). OIM lamenta muerte de más de 160 migrantes en costas de Libia. telesurtv.net En lo que va de 2021 más de 1.500 migrantes irregulares han perecido en la conocida como ruta migratoria del Mediterráneo Central, respecto a los 970 del 2020.

Staff (2021-12-22). Saudi-led coalition siege on Yemen took another life. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Dec. 22 (MNA) — On Tuesday morning, Foreign Ministry spokesman Saeed Khatibzadeh broke the news that the Iranian ambassador to Yemen, Hassan Irlou, has passed away due to severe coronavirus disease.

Zahra Mirzafarjouyan (2021-12-22). Iran, India agree to increase freight traffic via Chabahar. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Dec. 22 (MNA) — India has agreed to increase its freight transit through Iran to help more traffic pass via the strategic port of Chabahar, the Iranian Minister of Roads and Urban Development Rostam Ghasemi.

Walker Bragman (2021-12-22). How The Koch Network Hijacked The War On COVID. dailyposter.com

ecns.cn (2021-12-22). Physical fitness gradually improved among Chinese students. ecns.cn Chinese students have shown gradual improvements in physical fitness as efforts have been made to ensure their time for physical activity, according to the Ministry of Education.

TASS (2021-12-22). Omicron spreads rapidly among young people, crisis center says. tass.com On November 26, the WTO designated the B.1.1.529 variant identified in South Africa as a "Variant of Concern" and assigned it the Greek letter Omicron…

sputniknews (2021-12-22). Eggnog. Shaken, Not Stirred: UK Intelligence Agency MI6 Releases Christmas Card…Featuring Spy Santa. sputniknews.com For years the country's top intelligence agency has distanced itself from one of Britain's most iconic characters, James Bond, saying the film saga has little to do with the real work done in spy agencies.

Khubaka, Michael Harris (2021-12-22). Friday 12/31: 2021 Old Sacramento Freedom's Eve / Kwanzaa Celebration. indybay.org Old Sacramento Visitors Center…

teleSUR, jaa, JL (2021-12-22). Presidentes de Rusia y Francia dialogan sobre temas de seguridad. telesurtv.net Ambos presidentes hablaron sobre las tensiones existentes en el conflicto ucraniano.

Staff (2021-12-22). NFL star warns people who 'don't get what's happening' as vaxxed stars 'play on with Covid'. rt.com An NFL vaccine rebel who has contracted Covid has warned that there is no hope for people who "don't get what's happening" over Covid and warned that jabbed players are featuring on teams every week. | Buffalo Bills wide receiver Cole Beasley will miss a potentially crunch clash with the New England Patriots on Sunday after being ruled out for ten days following a positive Covid test. | Unvaccinated Beasley has been one of the NFL's most outspoken vaccine skeptics, repeatedly speaking out to his vast media following in opposition to forced treatment against Covid. | That is in spite of a jump in Covid cases in…

sputniknews (2021-12-22). Published Papers Show US Asked Japan for Military Aid During 1990 Gulf War, Reports Say. sputniknews.com MOSCOW (Sputnik) – Uncovered Japanese government documents show that in the wake of the 1990 Gulf War then-US President George W Bush asked Japan for logistical aid from its Self-Defence Forces, Kyodo news agency reported on Wednesday.

ecns.cn (2021-12-22). Shenyang Museum opens for visitors. ecns.cn Shenyang Museum opened on Tuesday. This comprehensive museum covers an area of about 22,000 square meters, with about 2,535 pieces (sets) of cultural relics, which show the history and culture of the Shenyang region.

TASS (2021-12-22). Demand for natural gas will remain stable in coming years — Natural Resources Ministry. tass.com The wave of energy crises that gripped the countries of Asia and Europe in 2021 showed the unreadiness of renewable energy sources to displace natural gas from its position in the global energy balance, the ministry reported…

teleSUR, DRL, JCM (2021-12-22). Cifra de muertos tras naufragio en Madagascar ascienden a 64. telesurtv.net El presidente Andry Rajoelina decretó un día de duelo nacional por las víctimas del naufragio y las labores de rescate.

Staff (2021-12-22). Japanese forced to downsize on french fries. rt.com Japan's branch of the globe's largest fast food chain McDonald's has run short on french fries amid delays in potato shipments. It has been forced to cut portions of its number-one dish. | Read more | | "McDonald's Japan will temporarily limit sales of medium- and large-sized french fries as a proactive measure to ensure customers can continue to enjoy McDonald's french fries," the company told the BBC, adding that its Japanese customers will still be able to order small-sized…

Action Report (2021-12-22). Surprise Protests at War Profiteers Boeing and Lockheed Martin in Silicon Valley. indybay.org Noisy visitors descended on two of the "Big 5" war companies in Menlo Park and Palo Alto on December 10. Members of CodePink, the Raging Grannies, Bay Area Sunrise Movement, Vigil for Democracy, Women's International League for Peace and Freedom and others joined in protest. Activists delivered messages demanding the war profiteers transition to life-enhancing business instead of making a killing on killing.

WSWS (2021-12-22). German government refuses to take action to avert Omicron disaster. wsws.org The criminal inaction of European governments has allowed the highly contagious Omicron variant to spread across the continent. To this day, the German government refuses to take any action to prevent the looming catastrophe.

Staff (2021-12-22). Minister swims for 12 hours after chopper crashes into ocean. rt.com Madagascar's secretary of state for police was forced to swim for around 12 hours back to shore after a helicopter surveying a shipwreck off the island's northeast coast plunged into the ocean. | Serge Gelle had been on a helicopter with others as part of an effort to inspect the site of a shipwreck that occurred on Monday when a wooden vessel sank in the Indian Ocean. | However, the aircraft plummeted into the ocean 12 hours from shore, forcing the minister to make the treacherous and challenging swim back to dry land in a bid for survival. | Gelle, 57, was filmed shortly after returning to Madagascar's mainl…

Staff (2021-12-22). Lukashenko 'fan shop' opens in Minsk. rt.com A pop-up shop selling merchandise bearing quotes by embattled Belarusian leader Alexander Lukashenko has opened its doors in Minsk. The somewhat unlikely concept follows mass protests in 2020 after a disputed election. | The launch of the boutique was captured on video last weekend by a Telegram channel run by self-described fans of the strongman, who has ruled the Eastern European nation since 1994. The footage seemed to show customers streaming into the outfitters, eager to get their hands on its wares. | | A woman tries on a hoodie during the opening of a branded store with merch from Belarusian President…

Staff (2021-12-22). Russia gets nuclear boost in the Pacific. rt.com The Russian Navy has added two brand new nuclear-propelled vessels. The ballistic missile submarine Knyaz Oleg and the cruise missile submarine Novosibirsk have become part of the Pacific Fleet. | Both entered military service on Tuesday during a ceremony at the Sevmash shipyard, the nation's primary builder of nuclear-powered submarines, which incidentally celebrated its birthday on the same day. The event in the city of Severodvinsk in the European north was attended virtually by President Vladimir Putin and Defense Minister Sergey Shoigu via a video link. | The Knyaz Oleg — named for a 10th century Pri…

ecns.cn (2021-12-22). Ambassador Qin Gang Attends the Virtual Meeting on Covid-19 Omicron Variant Held by the U.S. Side. ecns.cn On December 21, U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken‚Äöhosted the Virtual Meeting on COVID-19 Omicron Variant, which is joined by several foreign ministers and representatives of regional organizations, discussing issues such as the global impact of and response to the Covid-19 Omicron Variant. Ambassador Qin Gang, as Representative of State Councilor and Foreign Minister of China Wang Yi, attended the meeting and delivered remarks.

TASS (2021-12-22). State Duma committee backs Gryzlov as Russian ambassador to Belarus. tass.com Gryzlov, a former Duma speaker, is a senior United Russia official and a presidential envoy for the settlement in eastern Ukraine…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-12-22). Why SARS-CoV-2 mutations come and go, and physicians' advice remains the same: Please vaccinate. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org ROCHESTER, Minn. — Mayo Clinic experts say, regardless of the variant, prevention of infection works. The vaccines reduce and prevent hospitalization and death based on current knowledge. If a person can get vaccinated or is eligible for a booster, do it now. But what about these variants? Why do they show up, and how? Here is what Mayo Clinic experts are saying: Two years ago, on Dec. 12, a group of people were infected and…

Juan Cole (2021-12-22). Without Biden's Vaccination Program, a Million and a Half Americans would have died in 2021 and 12 mn would have been Hospitalized. juancole.com Ann Arbor (Informed Comment) — President Biden made a major pandemic policy speech on Tuesday, pleading with Americans to get vaccinated, and, indeed, to get the three-shot course that is now standard. He notes that 400,000 people died from COVID-19 in 2021, almost all of them unvaccinated. He is backed up by medical professionals. Augusta …

ecns.cn (2021-12-22). Executive quits to develop Chinese-style stewed coffee. ecns.cn A senior executive in his 50s resigned from a listed company in Shanghai to successfully developed Chinese-style stewed coffee.

Allan Fisher (2021-12-22). Saturday 12/18: Free Palestine. indybay.org Ocean at Water Street corner…

TASS (2021-12-22). US brings botulinum toxin to Ukraine — Donetsk Republic. tass.com According to deputy chief of the People's Militia Directorate Eduard Basurin, a 300-kilogram container of this warfare agent, used as a spray, was brought to Mariupol and then moved to the Kharkov region…

ecns.cn (2021-12-22). Taiwan export orders from mainland, Hong Kong up 25.3 pct in November. ecns.cn Taiwan companies received export orders from the mainland and Hong Kong worth 16.08 billion U.S. dollars in November, an increase of 25.3 percent year on year, the island's economic affairs department said.

A Guest Author (2021-12-22). ABK Workers Alliance strikes vs. Activision Blizzard. workers.org By Danny O'Brien Since late July, there has been an active class struggle between workers and corporate bosses at the video game company Activision Blizzard, culminating in three strikes — the third ongoing — and powerful efforts to unionize. ABK Workers Alliance block entrances to Activision Blizzard, Nov. 16. On . . . |

ecns.cn (2021-12-22). No 'forced labor' in Xinjiang: A revealing trip to U.S.-sanctioned silicon factory. ecns.cn The vast expanses of Gobi deserts in northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region are normally devoid of life, yet this is where numerous tall futuristic iron structures glow in the dark throughout the night.

WSWS (2021-12-22). Six more Philadelphia schools switch to virtual learning as Omicron spreads. wsws.org More schools are forced to close in Philadelphia as virus continues to rage across the city.

sputniknews (2021-12-22). 'Bring Him to Anfield!': Fans Urge Liverpool to Sign Erling Haaland as Rumours Swirl Over His Future. sputniknews.com Regarded as one of the best strikers in the world, Borussia Dortmund (BVB) star Erling Haaland is on the radar of a number of European clubs ahead of the January transfer window. As per media reports, Barcelona, Real Madrid, Paris Saint-Germain (PSG), Man United, Liverpool, and Manchester City are all chasing him right now.

ecns.cn (2021-12-22). Tanker blocks Bosphorus traffic. ecns.cn Fishing boats at sea with seagulls flying around drop their nets to the waters of the Bosphorus in Istanbul, Turkey, Dec. 21, 2021.

teleSUR, SH (2021-12-22). Parlamento cubano aprueba proyecto de Código de Familias. telesurtv.net La consulta popular sobre el proyecto de Código de Familias se llevará a cabo entre el 1ro de febrero y el 30 de abril del 2022.

Morteza Ahmadi Al Hashem (2021-12-22). US completely withdrawn forces from Al Harir airbase in Iraq. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Dec. 22 (MNA) — Iraqi officials announced on Tuesday that international coalition forces have completely evacuated Al Harir airbase in Erbil province in Iraqi Kurdistan Region.

Zahra Mirzafarjouyan (2021-12-22). US decision to withdraw from JCPOA like shooting in its leg. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Dec. 22 (MNA) — Referring to the US 2018 withdrawal from the JCPOA, Russia's representative in Vienna talks said that the decision to withdraw from the JCPOA was like shooting in one of the US legs.

Staff (2021-12-22). 'Few know who I am': Ronaldo's girlfriend Rodriguez teases new Netflix show (VIDEO). rt.com The expectant mother of Cristiano Ronaldo's twins, Georgina Rodriguez, has produced a glamorous teaser for a Netflix documentary which is expected to reveal what life is like as the partner of the planet's most famous athlete. | Manchester United forward Ronaldo plays a star role in the real-life drama about his Buenos Aires-born girlfriend, who he purportedly met in a Gucci store in 2016. | The self-aggrandizing six-part show has now been given a release date of January 27, according to Rodriguez, who posed on top of a large sculpture of her name in a dress and heels as part of a promotional post with the bro…

Zahra Mirzafarjouyan (2021-12-22). Iran FM arrives in Baku to meet Azeri high-ranking officials. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Dec. 22 (MNA) — Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian arrived in the Azeri capital of Baku to meet with high-ranking officials of the Republic of Azerbaijan.

teleSUR, JDO, JCM (2021-12-22). China confina a 13 millones de personas en Xi'an por Covid-19. telesurtv.net En fecha reciente se han detectado 149 positivos en la provincia de Shaanxi, de los cuales 143 corresponden a la ciudad de Xi'an.

Staff (2021-12-22). France extends Covid vaccination to children aged 5-11. rt.com French Health Minister Olivier Veran has announced that the Covid vaccination campaign for children aged 5-11 is now open, proceeding with a plan announced last week to help protect youngsters from the threat of new variants. | The country's National Authority for Health (HAS) backed opening up the country's Covid vaccination scheme to young children on Monday, stating that it should be done "as soon as the pediatric formulation" of Pfizer's Covid vaccine is ready. | In France, officials were already administering the Covid vaccine to children who are "at risk" of contracting a severe form of the virus but the…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-12-22). Sharing Mayo Clinic: Robert Kass finds voice again after long COVID-19 battle, tracheal resection. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Robert Kass is a self-proclaimed adrenaline junkie. The 69-year-old is an avid rock climber, SCUBA diver and four-decade veteran softball player who once spent weeks sailing across the Pacific Ocean in a two-man vessel. Kass invested in his health through diet and exercise, and says he never had a serious illness in his life. Then, in January 2021, he contracted COVID-19. "I came home from work with a 102-degree fever," says Kass. "Within days, I…

Staff (2021-12-22). Perfectly preserved dinosaur embryo found in egg. rt.com A perfectly preserved fossil of a baby dinosaur curled up inside its egg has been rediscovered at the back of Chinese museum, having been mislaid for years, shedding new light on the links between Mesozoic-era creatures and birds. | In a paper The 70-million-year-old fossil has been nicknamed Baby Yingliang, after the Yingliang Stone Nature History Museum where it was found. The fo…

Legal Abortion Once, For All (2021-12-22). Chants in the Night — We Won't Give Up without a Fight! indybay.org December 1 was a day of many demos in the SF Bay Area to demand that the Supreme Court protect Roe v. Wade. In San Francisco at Market and Powell, the Party for Socialism and Liberation (PSL) hosted a rally. In this video, organizer Mei Mei with PSL speaks following enthusiastic rounds of chanting.

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