2022-01-07: News Headlines

WSWS (2022-01-07). What Biden did not say in his national address on the January 6 coup attempt. wsws.org The principle that governs national presidential addresses is to avoid saying what must not be said. The purpose of the speech was not to expose the truth of what took place on January 6, 2021 but to deflect and obfuscate. The real truth can only be extracted by reviewing what Biden did not say.

Morteza Ahmadi Al Hashem (2022-01-07). Foreign parties seeking to foment instability in Kazakhstan. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jan. 07 (MNA) —Iran Foreign Ministry Spokesman said that it is clear that current changes in Kazakhstan are an internal matter but some foreign parties are taking advantage of situation, trying to foment unrest and instability in the country.

Staff (2022-01-07). Kazakh president claims constitutional order 'mainly restored'. rt.com State forces continuing "anti-terror" operations & authorities again "in control" of situation, Tokayev insists | Kazakhstan's security forces have been able to restore law and order in most parts of the country following days of unprecedented violent unrest, its president, Kassym-Jomart Tokayev claimed on Friday morning. | "Constitutional order has been mainly restored in all regions of the country. Local authorities are in control of the situation," Tokayev said, adding that an anti-terrorist operation has been launched and law enforcement agencies are "working hard." | The president also authorized the use…

sputniknews (2022-01-07). British Warship Collided With Russian 'Hunter-Killer' Submarine, Claims UK Defence Ministry. sputniknews.com The "collision" news comes amid ongoing claims by Western media outlets and officials that Russia is preparing "an invasion" of Ukraine, allegations that Moscow rejects as unsubstantiated.

_____ (2022-01-07). US Adjusts its Strategy in Central Asia. journal-neo.org In the current situation, after the withdrawal of the US military contingent from Afghanistan and the Taliban (the movement is banned in Russia) came to power in this country, Washington is actively making adjustments to its strategy in Central Asia. As can be seen from the changes in the actions of the White House, on …

Mirinda Crissman (2022-01-07). We need prison abolition, not reform — a WW commentary. workers.org Nearly 2.3 million people, who are incarcerated every day in prisons, jails and detention centers in the United States, face possible death sentences while locked up during a deadly respiratory pandemic. Despite facing inhumane and unsanitary conditions, they have shown great solidarity with one another and resistance to their brutal . . . |

Robert Sanchez (2022-01-07). LA mobilizations demand justice for Valentina Orellana-Peralta and Daniel Elena Lopez. liberationnews.org On Jan 2., brought together by outrage and the necessity for action, a press conference was organized by the Coalition for Community Control over the Police (CCCOP), Project Islamic H.O.P.E, Party for Socialism and Liberation and other community activists in front of the Los Angeles Police Department Headquarters in Downtown Los Angeles.

Rosa Astra, Benjamin Zinevich (2022-01-07). Yes, there really were only two COVID deaths in mainland China in 2021. Here's how they did it. liberationnews.org To someone who lives under U.S. capitalism, a medical system that can successfully curb a pandemic like COVID-19 may seem like fantasy. What did the people, government, and Communist Party of China do to accomplish this incredible result?>

Staff (2022-01-07). 'We're Going to Look for Them': Cabello Calls for 'Thief' Guaidó's Imprisonment. orinocotribune.com Venezuela's second most significant Chavista leader called for former opposition deputy Juan Guaidó and his allies to be imprisoned, and promised that justice will punish the "thieves and murderers." | "We are going to look for them…" said Cabello. "Here I have the list of the first, to whom surprises are going to come." The PSUV vice president made the comments this Wednesday, January 5, on his weekly television program Con el Mazo Dando. | Cabello did not mention Guaidó by name, but showed posters of his face, in addition to those of Freddy Guevara, Miguel Pizarro, and Stalin González, among other opposition…

Staff (2022-01-07). Dogs understand humans better than expected, study shows. rt.com Canines can distinguish between different languages, as well as between real language and gibberish, new research reveals | Dogs are capable of recognizing familiar human language and differentiating it from an unfamiliar one, a fresh study suggests. Canines can also tell the difference between familiar words regardless of intonation. | Our canine pets appear to be able to distinguish various languages even without prior training, research by the Hungarian Eotvos Lorand University in Budapest has revealed. A dog can understand whether someone is speaking a familiar language or an unfamiliar one. They are also…

WSWS (2022-01-07). Chicago teachers' struggle part of growing class battle against deadly pandemic policy. wsws.org Working class resistance in the United States and around the world is escalating against the ruling class policy of allowing millions of workers and young people to become infected with Covid-19 in their schools, workplaces and communities.

sputniknews (2022-01-07). US, Japan to Collaborate on Developing Hypersonic Missile Defenses, Blinken Says. sputniknews.com WASHINGTON (Sputnik) – The United States and Japan will soon sign an agreement that will enable bilateral cooperation on developing defenses against hypersonic missiles and on new space-based capabilities, US Secretary of State Antony Blinken said.

Chris Slee (2022-01-07). Understanding the China-US conflict. greenleft.org.au Author William Briggs characterises the intensifying conflict between the United States and China as a rivalry between two capitalist powers, one growing in strength, the other long dominant but now declining, writes Chris Slee.

Nan McCurdy (2022-01-07). Letter from Nan McCurdy: Remembering Chuck. orinocotribune.com By Nan McCurdy — Jan 6, 2021 | I continue to be deeply saddened by the loss of Chuck Kaufman. I knew he had health problems, but still, he seemed like someone who would, or should, be with us forever. | I've known Chuck since a visit to the Nicaragua Network office in DC — way back, maybe 87 or 88 — I remember thinking he was very humble at the time. | After that I didn't have much contact with him until the US-sponsored coup attempt in 2018. I wrote a synopsis of what went on over a 24-hour period in May and he asked me to co-edit NicaNotes with him. | From that point on we have published dozens…

Labor Video Project (2022-01-07). One Year After Jan 6 Insurrection & Rise Of Fascism With Vermont AFL-CIO Pres Van Deusen. indybay.org Vermont AFL-CIO president David Van Deusen is interviewed one year after the January 6, 2021 attempted coup and insurrection. His federation debated and voted for a resolution for a general strike to protest and stop such an insurrection. He talks about the same issues one year later.

Dana Sanchez (2022-01-07). Traders Say Crypto Billionaire Pioneer Arthur Hayes Sent Prices Lower After Blog Post Warning. moguldom.com Some crypto traders are crediting a Jan. 6 blog post that warned of a bear market with sending prices lower after BitMEX co-founder and former CEO, Arthur Hayes, wrote that "the only way the crypto markets would move up is if the Fed publicly turned on the taps." The U.S. Federal Reserve has signaled its …

Isheka N. Harrison (2022-01-07). Legendary, Trailblazing Actor Sidney Poitier, Who Broke Hollywood's Color Barrier, Dies at 94. moguldom.com Legendary artist Sir Sidney Poitier, a trailblazing actor and generous humanitarian, died on Jan. 6, 2021. He was 94. His death was confirmed by Clint Watson, the press secretary for Bahamian Prime Minister Hon. Philip Davis. The first Black man to win an Academy Award for Best Actor, Poitier made history by breaking the color …

Jan6 Unity Day Coalition (2022-01-07). Thursday 1/6: Sacramento: Jan. 6th In-Person Sidewalk Vigil for Democracy & Voting Rights. indybay.org SACRAMENTO: Sidewalk intersection of 16th Street & J Street, Sacramento 95814 | Please wear a mask and be vaccinated/boosted. Follow all COVID safety guidelines, especially w/ omicron variant: www.cdph.ca.gov/Programs/CID/DCDC/Pages/…

Staff (2022-01-07). Headlines for January 7, 2022. democracynow.org On Jan. 6 Anniversary, Biden Warns of Trump's "Dagger at the Throat of Democracy", Supreme Court to Weigh Vaccine Mandates as U.S. Coronavirus Cases Hit Record High, WHO Warns Omicron Is Overwhelming Hospitals and Killing People, Not "Mild", As Omicron Shatters Pandemic Records, Brazil's Bolsonaro Blasts Child Vaccinations, Kazakh President Orders Troops to Shoot Without Warning as Protest Death Toll Mounts, 3 Eritrean Refugees, Including 2 Children, Killed by Airstrike in Ethiopia's Tigray, Israelis Kill Two Palestinians in West Bank; Far-Right Protesters Attack Palestinian Reporter, Two Journalists Murdered in…

sputniknews (2022-01-07). DHS Reportedly Warns US Law Enforcement of Extremist Calls Online on Jan. 6 Riot Anniversary. sputniknews.com In light of the one year anniversary of the attack on the US Capitol building, the news is shedding light on how federal law enforcement agencies are striving to detect real-life threats from extremism online.

_____ (2022-01-07). Chester County Residents Protest Mariner East Pipeline Construction. popularresistance.org The Better Path Coalition reported on January 6 two local residents Christine "PK" DiGiulio, Analytical Chemist from Downingtown, Upper Uwchlan Township, and Connor Young, Registered Nurse from Lionville, Uwchlan Township, locked their bodies and halted construction on the Energy Transfer Partners/Sunoco Mariner East Pipelines.

Staff (2022-01-07). Armed Terrorist Arrested by Venezuelan Authorities at Colombia Border. orinocotribune.com This Thursday, January 6, Venezuelan authorities reported the arrest of a terrorist drug trafficker from Colombian paramilitary and seizure of weapons and explosives from him near the border with Colombia. | Through Twitter, the Operational Strategic Commander of the Bolivarian National Armed Force (CEOFANB) of Venezuela, Domingo Hernández Lárez, announced that the Venezuelan Army captured an armed member of a Colombian Drug Trafficking Terrorist groups (TANCOL), as labeled by Venezuelan security agencies. | La

Staff (2022-01-07). Biden Warns of "Dagger at the Throat of America"; Fascism Expert Says Trump's Personality Cult Growing. democracynow.org President Joe Biden warned about the looming threat of autocracy during his speech marking the first anniversary of the January 6 Capitol attack on Thursday and denounced his predecessor Donald Trump for inciting the rioters. In a statement responding to Biden's speech, Trump continued to falsely claim the 2020 election was rigged. To discuss further, we are joined by historian Ruth Ben-Ghiat, an expert on the psychology of authoritarianism, who says Trump has grown his "personality cult" since his election loss and converted the GOP into "a far-right authoritarian party which has enshrined violence as part of th…

sputniknews (2022-01-07). January 6 Riot Exposed America's Vulnerabilities to Disinformation, Ex-US Attorneys Say. sputniknews.com WASHINGTON (Sputnik), Barrington M. Salmon – The storming of the US Capitol by a violent mob last January exposed how susceptible Americans are to disinformation, in addition to shining a light on the weaknesses of the electoral system, two former US Attorneys told Sputnik.

Lynda Carson (2022-01-07). Universal Music Group and Warner Music Group supports right-wing Republican politicians. indybay.org Universal Music Group and Warner Music Group supports right-wing extremist Republican politicians including Marsha Blackburn who supported the attack on the Capitol Building on January 6, 2021.

Jan6 Unity Day Coalition (2022-01-07). Thursday 1/6: Santa Rosa: January 6th Day of Remembrance & Action Vigil for Democracy & Voting Rights. indybay.org SANTA ROSA: Courthouse Square, Fourth Street & Mendocino Ave, Santa Rosa, CA 95404 | Please wear a mask and be vaccinated/boosted. Follow all COVID safety guidelines, especially w/ omicron variant: www.cdph.ca.gov/Programs/CID/DCDC/Pages/…

Rick Rozoff (2022-01-07). Azerbaijan's military to participate in over 30 multinational exercises this year. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com Azerbaijani servicemen to join over 30 int'l drills in 2022 Azerbaijani servicemen will participate in over 30 international drills and competitions in the 2022 academic year, the Defence Ministry reported on January 6. *** Azerbaijan periodically holds drills to improve its military personnel's combat readiness. *** Furthermore, in 2021 Azerbaijani, Turkish and Pakistani special forces …

Sonoma Valley Democrats (2022-01-07). Thursday 1/6: Sonoma: January 6th Day of Remembrance & Action Vigil for Democracy & Voting Rights. indybay.org SONOMA: Sonoma Plaza, 453 1st St E, Sonoma, CA 95476 | Wear a mask and please be vaccinated/boosted. Follow all COVID safety guidelines, especially w/ omicron variant: www.cdph.ca.gov/Programs/CID/DCDC/Pages/…

Peoples Dispatch (2022-01-07). Culprits behind Capitol insurrection still not brought to justice. peoplesdispatch.org Trump and his followers had propagated numerous false claims stating that the 2020 elections were stolen from them by means of electoral fraud, rigging of voting machines, and an international communist conspiracy.

Poor People's Campaign (2022-01-07). Thursday 1/6: National Prayer Call: From Insurrection to Resurrection w/ Poor People's Campaign. indybay.org Online event…

Greg Palast (2022-01-07). What Do You Call a Failed Insurrection? PRACTICE. zcomm.org Whether we have a democracy in 2024 depends on whether we can preserve democracy in 2022.

ProPublica (2022-01-07). Thursday 1/6: The Insurrection One Year Later: The Threats to American Democracy w/ ProPublica. indybay.org Online event…

_____ (2022-01-07). The U.S. Directed Rebellion In Kazakhstan May Well Strengthen Russia. popularresistance.org RAND lists economical, geopolitical, ideological and informational as well as military measures the U.S. should take to weaken Russia. Since the report came out the first four of the six 'geopolitical measures' listed in chapter 4 of the report have been implemented. The U.S. delivered lethal weapons to Ukraine, it increased its support for 'rebels' in Syria. It attempted a regime change in Belarus and instigated a war between Azerbaijan and Armenia. The U.S. is now implementing measure 5 which aims to 'reduce Russia's influence in Central Asia'.

ecns.cn (2022-01-07). Constitutional order largely restored in Kazakhstan: president. ecns.cn The constitutional order has been largely restored in all regions of Kazakhstan, Kazakh President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev said on Friday, according to the presidential press service.

WSWS (2022-01-07). Kazakhstan mobilizes military, kills dozens in attempt to suppress mass protests. wsws.org Mass protests in the Central Asian country over gas price hikes have caught the world's capitalist governments by surprise.

sputniknews (2022-01-07). Fugitive Ex-Banker 'Sees Himself as Leader of Opposition' in Kazakhstan. sputniknews.com Kazakhstan has been gripped by violent protests since the beginning of the year following a surge in gas prices in the country. Their demands to slash the gas prices were quickly met by the government, as well as demands to sack the cabinet of ministers. Despite that, the protests, often followed by acts of vandalism and looting, continued.

Staff (2022-01-07). Crude rally continues amid Kazakhstan turmoil. rt.com Escalating tensions in the former Soviet state, together with Libyan outages, send futures surging | Global prices for crude oil saw a sharp increase on Thursday, extending the gains recorded during the previous session, as bloody unrest continues to sweep Kazakhstan, an OPEC+ oil producer. | The global benchmark Brent crude futures rose 0.38% to $82.30 per barrel, while US West Texas Intermediate crude futures also gained 0.38% to trade at $79.76 per barrel. Both contracts were trading at their highest since late November. | The latest increase comes as Kazakhstan — the second-largest oil producer in the…

sputniknews (2022-01-07). Kazakh President to Address the Nation as Constitutional Order 'Mostly Restored in All Regions'. sputniknews.com Over 3,000 people have been detained in Kazakhstan in connection with riots, 26 armed rioters have been killed, and 18 injured in clashes with the security forces, the state-run broadcaster Khabar 24 reported on Friday, citing a source in the Interior Ministry.

Staff (2022-01-07). Kazakh president authorizes use of lethal force against protesters 'without warning'. rt.com The head of state rules out any negotiations with those he calls "terrorists" | Kazakh President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev announced on Friday that he has given permission for law enforcement agents to use lethal force to quell the unrest that has engulfed the country since the new year. | "I have given an order to the law enforcement and military to shoot to kill without warning," Tokayev announced on Friday. | The president has rejected the idea of resolving the ongoing crisis through negotiations. "It's nonsense. What kind of talks can one have with criminals and murderers?" he insisted. | Kazakhstan is facing…

Pacifica's Covid, Race & Democracy (2022-01-07). CRD Workers' Struggles in Southern Africa Pacifica's Covid Race & Democracy. indybay.org Pacifica's Covid, Race and Democracy covers the growing working class struggles in South Africa from Namibia to South Africa.

Anand Naidoo (2022-01-07). The Heat: U.S. Capitol Attack: One year later. america.cgtn.com U.S. President Joe Biden calls out those who threatened American democracy one year ago in the attack on the U.S. Capitol. | But will his speech help heal a still divided country?>

George Lakey (2022-01-07). Should fighting for democracy take priority over building powerful social movements? zcomm.org In both the 1930s and 1960s-'70s the outcome was change in a progressive (left) direction — substantially, and on many fronts…

ecns.cn (2022-01-07). China urges reflection on ramshackle 'democracy'. ecns.cn Democracy is a common value of humanity instead of a tool for political manipulation, Foreign Ministry spokesman Wang Wenbin said Thursday, adding that moves to put a label on democracy-while weaponizing and politicizing it-are not a grand show, but a low trick.

Tariq Ali (2022-01-07). Tariq Ali: 'Democracy is largely a set of rituals now'. mronline.org "There is no socialist blueprint. If you think there is a socialist blueprint, then you will only be a utopian. The formation of economic policies has to be done with the collaboration of those on whose behalf you are going to change structures."

Brittani Banks (2022-01-07). The U.S. Makes a Mockery of Treaties and International Law. independentmediainstitute.org U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken and other members of the Biden Cabinet are fond of proclaiming the "rules-based international order" (RBIO) or "rules-based order" every chance they get: in press conferences, on interviews, in articles, at international fora, for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and cocktails. Along with the terms "human rights" and "democracy," the RBIO …

Staff (2022-01-07). Sudan Protests Demand End to Military Rule: "No Negotiation, No Partnership, No Legitimacy" democracynow.org We get an update from Sudan, where at least three pro-democracy protesters were killed by security forces on Thursday, bringing the death toll to at least 60 since the military coup on October 25. Thursday's protest came four days following Abdalla Hamdok's resignation as Sudan's prime minister, after he was deposed in the October coup and then shortly restored to power by the military in November. However, protesters on the ground find Hamdok's resignation insignificant and consider him irrelevant to the fight for full democratic control over the government, says Sudanese activist Marine Alneel, who joins us fro…

Demand Justice & Move On (2022-01-07). Tuesday 1/11: The Plan to Protect Our Democracy: Tackling Filibuster, Voting Rights, Expanding SCOTUS. indybay.org Online via Zoom…

Jews United for Democracy & JCA (2022-01-07). Wednesday 1/12: Defeating Nazis in Court: Inside the Charlottesville Trial. indybay.org Online event (FREE)…

Staff (2022-01-07). WHO Says Omicron Variant Is Not "Mild" as ER Doctor Describes New COVID Wave Overwhelming Hospitals. democracynow.org We look at the skyrocketing number of COVID infections. Coronavirus cases hit record highs this week, with global cases climbing 70% from last week to 9.5 million and the U.S. reporting a single-day record of 1 million new cases on Monday. In the U.S., the extraordinary volume of cases is filling up emergency rooms nationwide and exhausting healthcare workers, says emergency room physician Dr. Craig Spencer, who has been treating coronavirus patients since the pandemic began. "We're much better at treating this disease now," says Spencer, "but the problem is that the amount of volume that we're seeing threatens t…

Collier Freedom Movement, Women's March (2022-01-07). Saturday 1/15: Virtual Rally to Defend Truth, Democracy & Voting Rights w/ CFM & Women's March. indybay.org Virtual rally via livestream – join from anywhere…

Vijay Prashad (2022-01-07). The highest attainable standard of health is a fundamental right of every human being: The First Newsletter (2022). mronline.org As we enter the new year almost two years after the World Health Organisation (WHO) declared a pandemic on 11 March 2020, the official death toll from COVID-19 sits just below 5.5 million people.

Vijay Prashad (2022-01-07). The Highest Attainable Standard of Health Is a Fundamental Right. zcomm.org Countries such as the United States and India were hit hard because their public health infrastructure had been weakened and their private health systems were simply not capable of managing a crisis of this proportion…

Morteza Ahmadi Al Hashem (2022-01-07). Iranian, Norwegian FMs discuss bilateral ties, Vienna talks. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jan. 07 (MNA) — Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian and his Norwegian counterpart Anniken Huitfeldt in a telephone conversation on Thursday night exchanged their views on Vienna talks for removal of anti-Iranian sanctions.

WSWS (2022-01-07). Workers Struggles: Europe, Middle East & Africa. wsws.org French secondary school teachers begin a week of strikes over COVID-19 danger, unions demand mitigation only; 3,000 workers begin five-week strike at Finnish forestry company UPM over collective bargaining agreement; further protests by Iranian workers and pensioners in defence of livelihoods as food inflation hits 80 percent; strike by 5,000 workers at South African dairy group Clover Foods continues, with factory closures imminent and 1,000 job losses…

Morteza Ahmadi Al Hashem (2022-01-07). New Algerian envoy submits credentials to Iran FM. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jan. 07 (MNA) — The newly appointed Ambassador of Algeria to Iran Ali Orouj submitted a copy of his credentials to the Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian at the venue of Foreign Ministry on Thursday.

_____ (2022-01-07). Wet'suwet'en Water Protectors Evade RCMP As Police Mobilize For Raid. popularresistance.org Two weeks after Wet'suwet'en water protectors evicted Coastal GasLink workers and occupied a key pipeline drill site, water protectors executed a strategic retreat to avoid arrest and violence at the hands of dozens of militarized RCMP. Before a large scale mobilization by police, water protectors vanished into the woods, evading police violence and criminalization. We expect an imminent assault on our people at the direction of Coastal GasLink as we continue to occupy and utilize our yintah.

_____ (2022-01-07). Using Pressure To Settle Grievances. popularresistance.org What ultimately settles grievances? More often than not, it hinges on the union's ability to pressure management to settle. When managers look at the steward and the grievant across the table at a grievance meeting, they must clearly understand that they are dealing with more than just two people. They are dealing with the entire union. Management must also go to the grievance meeting feeling some immediacy, so they don't drag the grievance out through all the steps.

_____ (2022-01-07). A Tour Guide To Hell On Earth, Small Town-Style. popularresistance.org "Dixie did far more than take out entire forests. It razed Greenville, my hometown since 1975. It reduced house after house to rubble, leaving only chimneys where children once had hung Christmas stockings, and dead century-old oaks where families, spanning four generations, had not so long ago built tree forts. The fire left our downtown with scorched, bent-over lampposts touching debris-strewn sidewalks. The historic sheriff's office is just a series of naked half-round windows eerily showcasing devastation. Like natural disasters everywhere, this fire has upended entire communities."

_____ (2022-01-07). Is A State Program To Foster Sustainable Farming Leaving Out Small-Scale Growers And Farmers Of Color? popularresistance.org Even when there are funds available, the soils program can be difficult for farmers who grow many crops, as well as immigrant farmers who may not speak English fluently, to access or make use of. It's also hard for lower-income growers who lease their land year to year to successfully complete an application, because the program requires a three-year commitment for all who participate. And HSP takes a largely prescriptive approach—requiring that one practice be applied to the same plot of land for the entire time. But smaller operations tend to grow a diverse range of crops that require intricate rotation a…

_____ (2022-01-07). 21st Century US Coups And Attempted Coups In Latin America. popularresistance.org During the 21st century, the US, working with corporate elites, traditional oligarchies, military, and corporate media, has continually attempted coups against Latin American governments which place the needs of their people over US corporate interests. US organized coups in Latin American countries is hardly a 20th century phenomenon. | However, this century the US rulers have turned to a new coup strategy, relying on soft coups, a significant change from the notoriously brutal military hard coups in Chile, Argentina, Uruguay, and other countries in the 1970s. One central US concern in these new coups has been t…

_____ (2022-01-07). New Legal Filing In Mumia's Case. popularresistance.org The new evidence contained in the boxes is damning, and we need to expose it. It reveals a pattern of misconduct and abuse of authority by the prosecution, including bribery of the state's two key witnesses, as well as racist exclusion in jury selection — a violation of the landmark Supreme Court decision Batson v. Kentucky. The remedy for each or any of the claims in the petition is a new trial. The court may order a hearing on factual issues raised in the claims. If so, we won't know for at least a month.

Zoe Alexandra (2022-01-07). Rebuilding healthcare system is top priority for incoming government in Honduras. peoplesdispatch.org Carmen Madrid of the People's Health Movement in Honduras talks about how the healthcare system was wrecked by the 12-year rule of the National Party and how it can be revived…

Peoples Health Dispatch (2022-01-07). White coats shine a light on Turkey's precarious health system. peoplesdispatch.org Health workers went on strike on December 15 in Turkey to fight the neglect from the country's Ministry of Health. Physicians, nurses, and other health workers joined forces after the Health Minister Fahrettin Koca announced the withdrawal of a pay hike scheme offered earlier that month to one part of the physicians — a move that irritated those who were supposed to get a much needed increase in pay, as well as those neglected in the original plan. | Before the strike, health workers, particularly physicians, held a series of actions over the course of two months — including a protest march from the nor…

Mario Parada Lezcano (2022-01-07). End of the road for Chile's neoliberal healthcare system? peoplesdispatch.org In an important The victory of a leftist candidate calls into question the

Editor2 (2022-01-07). The World's Largest Trade Pact is a Game-Changer for China. orinocotribune.com By Tom Fowdy — Jan 4, 2022 | The new RCEP trade agreement, spanning 15 countries and nearly one-third of the world's population, gives Beijing huge advantages in its economic competition with America. | With the coming of the new year,

José Manuel Blanco Diaz (2022-01-07). Capriles Questions the 'Leadership' of the Opposition in Venezuela. orinocotribune.com By admitting that the current opposition "leadership" is not a real alternative in Venezuela's political arena, the far-right spokesman Henrique Capriles Radonski reacted this Wednesday, January 5, after the announced extension of the self-appointed "interim government" of Guaidó and the begining of the second term of the legitimate National Assembly, chaired by Jorge Rodríguez. | In this sense, Capriles, who is a staunch opponent of the Bolivarian Revolution, also strongly criticizes the illegal actions of his former partners (Leopoldo López, Julio Borges and Guaidó). For this reason, he mentioned socio-economic…

Editor2 (2022-01-07). Frederick Douglass and American Empire in Haiti. orinocotribune.com By Peter James Hudson — Dec 23, 2021 | At the age of seventy-one, Frederick Douglass was appointed ambassador to the Republic of Haiti by the administration of U.S. president Benjamin Harrison. Douglass had helped stump for Harrison during the 1888 presidential elections and the position was something of a reward for the elderly abolitionist. However, Douglass's short time in…

Editor (2022-01-07). There is no Nobel Prize in economics. mronline.org Let's debunk a myth. There is no "Nobel Prize in Economics". On Nov 27, 1895, when Alfred Nobel signed his will, he left five prizes in alphabetical order to: chemistry, literature, peace, physics, and physiology or medicine. The Nobel Prize in Economics is declared after the Panchapandavas above.

Editor (2022-01-07). Beyond the Capitalist Paradigm of Destruction: Generative Chaos. mronline.org The unexpected may occur, within the quantum perspective assumed by the new cosmology: the current suffering due to the systemic crisis will not be in vain; it is accumulating benign energies that will make a leap to another, higher-order.

Editor (2022-01-07). South Africa: Clover workers call for nationalisation. mronline.org Striking workers fear that corporate changes at the dairy giant will lead to reduced local production and increased imports of Israeli products.

Editor (2022-01-07). Unlocking U.S. sanctions: China signs construction & energy deals with Cuba. mronline.org Beijing is slowly unpicking Washington's foreign policy, sanction by sanction, country by country.

_____ (2022-01-07). Military Coups in Africa are an Instrument of Neocolonialism. journal-neo.org The often-repeated military coups and unrest on the African continent never surprise anyone. A military coup in Africa has already become a classic system of overthrowing power. After the fall of the colonial regime, military coups broke out in Africa everywhere; that is why this continent is considered the most explosive and conflicting region. Since …

_____ (2022-01-07). Prominent Humanitarian is Arrested in Yemen — Accused of Carrying Iran's Revolutionary Agenda. journal-neo.org Earlier this September media outlets close to Saudi Arabia announced with much fanfare that Yemen's intelligence services had scored a massive victory in arresting the man they dubbed the 'Khomeini of Yemen', and that thanks to such efforts the Houthis had had the wind taken off their sail. "Houthi leader Hassan Ali Al Emad was …

_____ (2022-01-07). 100 Ohio School Districts File A Lawsuit Against EdChoice Vouchers. popularresistance.org On Tuesday, 100 Ohio public school districts and the Ohio Coalition for Equity and Adequacy of School Funding filed a lawsuit challenging the legality of Ohio's EdChoice Scholarship Program under the provisions of the Ohio Constitution. EdChoice is Ohio's rapidly growing, publicly funded school voucher program. | The *Cleveland Plain Dealer*'s [Laura Hancock reported](https://www.cleveland.com/news/2022/01/100-school-districts-sue-ohio-over-private-school-vouchers-saying-they-unconstitutionally-take-money-from-public-ed.html): "A coalition of 100 school districts sued Ohio over private school vouchers Tuesday, sa…

_____ (2022-01-07). Judge Rules Thousands Of Disputed DAPL Documents Are Public Records. popularresistance.org A state judge has ruled that thousands of documents related to security during the construction in North Dakota of the heavily protested Dakota Access Pipeline are public and subject to the state's open records law. | The Friday ruling by South Central District Judge Cynthia Feland is a victory for The Intercept news organization, which sued in November 2020 to get access to the documents for investigative journalism on the topics of "environmental justice, the treatment of Indigenous peoples and workers, and government efforts to suppress First Amendment-protected activities."

_____ (2022-01-07). Veterans' Health Care For Mental And Environmental Illnesses Under Attack. popularresistance.org In recent years, both Republicans and Democrats in Congress have backed privatization of services provided by the Veterans Health Administration (VHA). As part of the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), the VHA serves about nine million patients and operates the largest public healthcare system in the country. Since 2015, billions of dollars have been diverted from VHA care to private doctors and for-profit hospitals who treat veterans in costlier and less effective fashion. This cannibalization of the VHA budget began under President Obama, escalated during the Trump era, and continues under Joe Biden.

Ann Brown (2022-01-07). Louisiana Governor Pardons Homer Plessy Posthumously For Challenging Jim Crow Segregation. moguldom.com Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards has posthumously pardoned Homer Plessy more than 100 years after the Black shoemaker and activist was arrested in 1892 for refusing to leave a whites-only train car, defying Jim Crow segregation. Plessy was found guilty of violating the state's Separate Car Act of 1890, which made it legal to segregate …

Ann Brown (2022-01-07). Distribution Dumping On Smaller Retail Buyers: Hedge Funds Dump Tech Stocks At Record Pace. moguldom.com What's happening on Wall Street hasn't happened in a decade — hedge funds are dumping their tech stocks at a record rate. Surging bond yields have prompted hedge funds to sell growth-focused technology shares at a speed not seen in the last 10 years, and they're distribution dumping on smaller retailer buyers. The hedge fund …

Ann Brown (2022-01-07). Top Reparations Scholar Dr. Sandy Darity Goes After HR40, NAARC And N'Cobra: Plans Won't Result In Pure Reparations. moguldom.com Many reparations plans are floating about. While the federal government is still debating HR40 — a proposed study of the feasibility of reparations — organizations such as American Descendants of Slavery (ADOS), National African American Reparations Commission (NAARC), and The National Coalition of Blacks for Reparations in America (N'Cobra) have issued plans of their own …

Arjae Red (2022-01-07). Starbucks workers walk out, demand safer conditions during COVID. workers.org Buffalo, New York Starbucks workers at the Elmwood Avenue location in Buffalo, New York, the first corporate-owned Starbucks in the U.S. to unionize, walked off the job Jan. 5 in protest of unsafe working conditions and understaffing. Unionized Starbucks workers at Elmwood Ave. in Buffalo walk out in protest. Credit: . . . |

Christos Kefalis (2022-01-07). The Green Knight: A Captivating Allegory on Human Adventure. dissidentvoice.org The Green Knight, written and directed by David Lowery, is undoubtedly one of the most original and interesting films of the previous year. The film, adapted from the 14th-century poem Sir Gawain and the Green Knight, tells the story of Gawain, a medieval Knight in Camelot, the castle of legendary King Arthur, who sets out …

David Cronin (2022-01-07). EU admits teaming up with Israeli police enables mass surveillance. electronicintifada.net Force based in East Jerusalem awarded at least 10 science grants.

In Defense of Liberation! (2022-01-07). Intersectionality, and what it might lack. anchor.fm In this episode I try to give an analysis of liberal intersectionality from a Marxist perspective. I tried to go over the ways in which intersectionality avoids revolutionary politics and a unity and solidarity based on class struggle. We need an end to the Capitalist and imperialist system now, we do not need a slow transitionary period towards another form of oppression. We need the liberation of all oppressed people now! Go organize!

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2022-01-07). Educating for the Future: How the Che Guevara Commune Confronts the Crisis (Part III). libya360.wordpress.com Cira Pascual Marquina and Chris Gilbert A revolutionary project in the Venezuelan Andes works to promote critical consciousness. The Che Guevara Commune lies on the fertile hillsides that rise up from the shores of Lake Maracaibo in western Venezuela. Historically this has been a cocoa-growing region but in more recent years coffee, sugar cane, and…

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2022-01-07). Internationalist Solidarity from Turtle Island to Palestine. libya360.wordpress.com Chandni Desai This past year, in the weeks leading up to the May 15 anniversary of the Nakba — the 1948 ethnic cleansing and mass exodus of the Palestinian people from their homes and lands — the people of East Jerusalem experienced the worst unrest in years. Racist Israeli settlers backed by Israeli police and…

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2022-01-07). What Comes After National Liberation Movements? libya360.wordpress.com Imraan Buccus Egypt will celebrate the centenary of its independence from Britain in February. About 70 years ago, liberation began to sweep across the rest of Africa. December 1951 marked the independence of Libya. Ghana won its independence in 1957. The Congo followed in 1960, Tanzania in 1961, Algeria in 1962, Kenya in 1963 and…

Isheka N. Harrison (2022-01-07). Fact Check: Half Of America's Homeless Population Were Foster Children At Some Point. moguldom.com More than 50 percent of America's homeless population spent some time as foster children. The statistics are so dire that the child welfare system is sometimes described as the "highway to homelessness," according to the National Foster Youth Institute (NFYI). Add to that an estimated 20 percent of foster youth (one out of five) who …

Karen Conner (2022-01-07). Unemployment Falls to 3.9 Percent; Wage Growth Remains Strong. cepr.net The 3.9 percent December unemployment rate is better than all but five months in the 1990s boom. | The unemployment rate fell another 0.3 percentage points in December, bringing the unemployment rate down to 3.9 percent. This is lower than all but five months in the late 1990s boom and the period between May 2018 and the pandemic. | At the same time, the establishment survey showed a weaker than expected increase in 199,000 jobs; although the prior two months figures were revised upward by a total of 141,000. With the upward revisions, the average growth for the last three months was 365,000. | Overall employment…

Martha Grevatt (2022-01-07). NLRB ruling an organizing tool for Amazon union drive. workers.org Amazon's vicious union busting has come under widespread scrutiny by the world's working class — and even by some elements of the ruling class. The National Labor Relations Board, created in 1935 to regulate the sharp battles between labor and capital, has ordered a new election at the Bessemer, Alabama, . . . |

theAnalysis.news (2022-01-07). Is Biden Risking War by Pushing Taiwan Independence? — Larry Wilkerson. dissidentvoice.org With Biden increasingly treating Taiwan as an independent country, is he provoking a military response from China that could go nuclear? Larry Wilkerson joins Paul Jay on theAnalysis.news.

Staff (2022-01-07). Death Toll from Paramilitary Violence in Colombia Rises to 27. orinocotribune.com The Colombian Attorney General's Office confirmed that from last Sunday until Wednesday, January 5, it found 27 bodies in rural areas of Arauca, Colombia, where clashes between paramilitary forces took place, reported Prensa Latina. | "27 bodies are at the headquarters of the Institute of Legal Medicine and Forensic Sciences," the attorney general of Colombia, Francisco Barbosa stated. | "Los 27 cuerpos se encuentran en la sede de Medicina Legal. En este momento, se realizan las necropsias con la mayor celeridad. Hasta el momento han sido identificadas 20 personas. Dos son mujeres, otras dos menores de edad y 4 c…

teleSUR, DRL, JDO (2022-01-07). Presidente kazajo rechaza negociar con terroristas. telesurtv.net Según el mandatario, en el país operan terroristas preparados en el extranjero y con delincuentes no se negocia, dijo.

WSWS (2022-01-07). Historical falsification and the struggle for socialism. wsws.org In this work, Soviet historian and sociologist Vadim Rogovin (1937—1998) explodes the myth, shared by both anti-communists and Stalinists alike, that Stalinism evolved naturally and seamlessly out of Bolshevism.

Staff (2022-01-07). Envían hacia Nicaragua dosis de Soberana Plus para vacunación pediátrica. cubadebate.cu Un lote de la vacuna cubana anti-COVID-19 Soberana Plus parte hoy hacia Nicaragua, para su uso en la vacunación pediátrica de ese país centroamericano. Así lo informó en la red social Twitter el Instituto Finlay de Vacunas (IFV), desarrollador del inmunógeno y agregó que es un orgullo que los niños nicaragàºenses completen su vacunación con Soberana Plus.

ecns.cn (2022-01-07). Joint statement of Australia-Japan leaders' meeting interferes in China's domestic affairs: Chinese embassy. ecns.cn The joint statement of the Australia-Japan leaders' meeting interferes in China's internal affairs, said the Chinese embassy in Australia on Friday.

Morteza Ahmadi Al Hashem (2022-01-07). Briefing on Iran's daily developments. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jan. 07 (MNA) — The following are the Islamic Republic of Iran's latest developments in the last 24 hours.

WSWS (2022-01-07). Mounting crisis in Australian hospitals drives workers to quit. wsws.org New South Wales hospitals have been told to expect a trebling of COVID-19 admissions in the next month.

Staff (2022-01-07). Otorgan Premio Nacional de Literatura 2021 a Julio Travieso Serrano. cubadebate.cu El escritor y narrador Julio Travieso Serrano mereció este jueves el Premio Nacional de Literatura 2021. Así lo decidió, por fallo unánime, el jurado que sesionó en el Centro Cultural Dulce María Loynaz "por los extraordinarios méritos de su obra narrativa, el rigor de su prosa, donde esplenden el lenguaje, la imaginación y una estructura sólida".

teleSUR-mcs -HIM (2022-01-07). Perú reporta tres contagios de flurona en Amazonía nororiental. telesurtv.net El Ministerio de Salud peruano comunicó que dos de los casos de la infección simultánea no presentan complicaciones médicas, mientras uno de los confirmados falleció.

WSWS (2022-01-07). US Bureau of Labor Statistics reports 4,764 job deaths, not including thousands from COVID-19. wsws.org The US Bureau of Labor Statistics failed to include workplace-related deaths from COVID-19, blaming lack of adequate and accurate reporting.

WSWS (2022-01-07). Australian authorities revoke entry permit for anti-vaccine tennis player Novak Djokovic after public backlash. wsws.org The exemption provoked mass fury as an egregious example of the subordination of public health to corporate interests.

sputniknews (2022-01-07). Kamala Harris Has Reportedly Chosen New Communications Director as Staff Exodus Continues. sputniknews.com The news comes amid media reports describing dysfunction and political infighting within the vice president's office as well as frustration displayed by key aides in the West Wing of the White House. Harris' team has played down the negative reports, calling them overblown.

ecns.cn (2022-01-07). Chinese research team applies aerospace tech to ski helmet. ecns.cn China's self-developed ski helmet, which uses aerospace technology, has made its debut in Dalian, Liaoning Province, as the 2022 Winter Games draw near.

Morteza Ahmadi Al Hashem (2022-01-07). Three killed, injured in chopper crash in Russia: report. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jan. 07 (MNA) — One person was killed and two more were injured after a helicopter crash-landed late on Thursday night near a residential area in the Russian republic of Bashkortostan.

sputniknews (2022-01-07). France's Le Drian Says Putin Trying to 'Bypass' EU by Talking Exclusively With US. sputniknews.com The European Union has been expressing grievances over the forthcoming Geneva negotiations between Russia and the United States along with NATO. The parties are set to discuss the tense situation on the Ukrainian border, but the EU is not expected to be among those negotiating.

_____ (2022-01-07). From Summits to Boycotts — America's Waning Influence. journal-neo.org In recent months the US has attempted to flex its geopolitical might on the global stage in regards to China. First, the US attempted to trigger a widespread diplomatic boycott of the 2022 Beijing Olympic games. After announcing no US diplomats would attend the games in Beijing, Australia, the United Kingdom, and Canada followed. New …

teleSUR, DRL, JDO (2022-01-07). Argentina asume presidencia pro tempore de la Celac. telesurtv.net Se realiza en Buenos Aires la XXII Reunión Ministerial de Cancilleres de la Comunidad de Estados Latinoamericanos y Caribeños.

Todd Steiner (2022-01-07). Turtle Island Restoration Network Salmon Tours Featured on San Francisco Chronicle Page 1. indybay.org On January 4th 2022, the San Francisco Chronicle published a Page 1 story on Turtle Island Restoration Network's (TIRN/SPAWN) Salmon Tours in Marin County, titled, "A good year' to see coho salmon make their annual return to Marin creek's." when Chronicle reporter Tara Duggan joined a TIRN/SPAWN public tour in Samuel P. Taylor State Park.

ecns.cn (2022-01-07). China dedicated to delivering splendid Winter Olympics: FM spokesperson. ecns.cn China will do its best to deliver a splendid, exceptional and extraordinary Winter Olympics for the world, making all participants feel spring-like warmth and injecting more solidarity, confidence and strength into the world, Foreign Ministry spokesperson Wang Wenbin said Thursday.

Morteza Ahmadi Al Hashem (2022-01-07). Martyrdom anniv. of Hazrat Fatima (PBUH) marked in Kashmir. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jan. 07 (MNA) — Despite intense cold weather, in order to commemorate martyrdom anniversary of Hazrat Fatima Zahra (PBUH), the beloved daughter of Prophet Muhammad (PBUH), people in Kashmir have gathered in large numbers to mark the occasion.

Staff (2022-01-07). Interview with gang boss costs two journalists their lives. rt.com The media workers were targeted by members of a rival crime group in a turbulent area outside Haiti's capital | Two journalists were assassinated after interviewing a gang leader on the outskirts of the Haitian capital Port-au-Prince on Thursday as members of a rival criminal group opened fire on them. | Three journalists, working for online outlets and a radio station, arrived in the Laboule 12 area on the day for an interview with one of the local crime lords. | Shortly after the meeting had ended, they were attacked by a rival gang. Two journalists identified as Amady John Wesley and Wilkens Louissaint were…

Staff (2022-01-07). Suben los casos, que lo haga también la responsabilidad. cubadebate.cu El grupo temporal de trabajo para la prevención y el control del nuevo coronavirus, encabezado este jueves por el Primer Ministro, Manuel Marrero Cruz, evalúo la actual situación epidemiológica del país e intercambió con las autoridades de todas las provincias y el municipio especial Isla de la Juventud.

WSWS (2022-01-07). Multimillionaire Republican donor declares vaccines are part of a Jewish plot for world domination. wsws.org Utah capitalist David Bateman, who shared hundreds of fascistic and antisemitic posts on his social media account, resigned from the board of Entrata after his email was made public Monday.

sputniknews (2022-01-07). 'We Are Bathing in Syphilis Right Now': Sweden Sees Spike in Disease Once Forgotten. sputniknews.com The steep rise in syphilis, a disease nearly extinct in the Nordic country, is particularly rampant among homosexual men, which has been partly ascribed to the efficiency of therapy against HIV, which makes people less keen on using condoms.

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2022-01-07). Consumer Health: The gift of bone marrow transplantation. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org In this season of celebrating and gift-giving, you could have the chance to give someone the gift of a second chance at life. Each year, approximately 18,000 people in the U.S. under 74 are diagnosed with life-threatening illnesses for which a bone marrow transplant or an umbilical cord blood transplant are their best treatment options, according to the Health Resources & Services Administration. A bone marrow transplant, also called a stem cell transplant, is a…

teleSUR -HIM (2022-01-07). Colombia registra más de 72.000 desplazados en 2021. telesurtv.net Más de la mitad de las víctimas de desplazamiento forzado fueron afrodescendientes, y el 15 por ciento indígena.

teleSUR, lvm, MER (2022-01-07). Italia reporta nuevo récord de contagios por la Covid-19. telesurtv.net De acuerdo con cifras del Ministerio de Salud italiano, el país registra casi 7 millones de contagios hasta la fecha.

teleSUR- jaa -HIM (2022-01-07). Irán cataloga de positivo avance en diálogos de pacto nuclear. telesurtv.net Irán reiteró que un punto clave en las negociaciones es que Estados Unidos retire las sanciones unilaterales en su contra.

sputniknews (2022-01-07). Norwegian Vaccine Researcher Says Pandemic 'Over for Most', Health Authorities Beg to Differ. sputniknews.com According to the Norwegian Institute of Public Health, the novel Omicron strain only causes around a third or half as serious a disease as the previously dominant Delta strain. At the same time, Omicron is seen as more infectious than predecessors and may result in a significant wave, encumbering the health service, the authorities have warned.

ecns.cn (2022-01-07). China believes Kazakh authorities can solve problem properly: FM spokesperson. ecns.cn A Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson said on Thursday that China believes Kazakh authorities can solve its problem properly when asked to comment on the recent mass protests taking place in the country.

Editor (2022-01-07). A Seemingly Targeted Attack Puts George Floyd's Grand-Niece in the Hospital, Police Don't Come for Hours. scheerpost.com By Ezra Brain / Arianna Delane, the four-year-old grand-niece of George Floyd, was taken to the hospital in the early hours of New Years Day following what appears to be a targeted shooting. Early in the morning, a car pulled up outside her family home and began spraying bullets. Delane, who was asleep in her bed when she was shot, was hospitalized with a punctured lung and several broken ribs. | The exact perpetrators of the crime are currently unknown;…

sputniknews (2022-01-07). Study: India May See 1 Million COVID Cases Daily by End of January. sputniknews.com Since the end of December, India has been witnessing a continuous rise in COVID-19 cases. On Friday morning, the country reported 117,100 new cases and 302 deaths due to the virus. This is the first time in seven months that daily cases have crossed the 100,000 mark in the country.

Staff (2022-01-07). El tiempo: Escasas lluvias y madrugada fría en occidente. cubadebate.cu 🌦Amanecerá parcialmente nublado en la costa norte oriental, poca nubosidad en el resto del país; en zonas del interior al final de la madrugada y primeras horas de la mañana se formaran bancos de nieblas y neblinas. Desde el final de la mañana estará parcialmente nublado y se nublará en la tarde en algunas localidades del interior de la región oriental.

Morteza Ahmadi Al Hashem (2022-01-07). Iran seeking US serious guarantees for removal of sanctions. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jan. 07 (MNA) —Iran's Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian says during sanctions removal talks in the Austrian capital, Tehran seeks guarantees that no further sanctions will be imposed on the country once they are removed.

California Department of Parks, Recreation (2022-01-07). Thursday 1/20: Returning with Resilience: Planning for Big Basin's Future. indybay.org Register for virtual event: | www.eventbrite.com/e/returning-with-resi…

WSWS (2022-01-07). Philadelphia teachers demand switch to virtual learning as COVID-19 cases skyrocket. wsws.org Anger is rising among Philadelphia educators as massive levels of COVID-19 infections have prompted the school district to close 92 schools this week.

Staff (2022-01-07). Poland admits buying Israeli Pegasus spyware. rt.com The leader of the ruling Law and Justice party says it's a good thing that his country obtained the high-tech surveillance software | Poland's most powerful lawmaker has admitted that his country purchased spyware from the controversial Israeli NSO Group. He denied it was being used to target politicians, however, claiming it was used by the secret services. | Speaking to the weekly right-wing magazine Sieci, Jaroslaw Kaczynski, the leader of Poland's ruling Law and Justice (PiS) party, said that it was a positive thing that Polish security services were using powerful snooping software. | "It would be bad if…

Editor2 (2022-01-07). AMLO Reiterates His Proposal for Assange's Asylum to Mexico as Extradition to the US Looms. orinocotribune.com By Gustavo A. Maranges — Jan 4, 2022 | On January 4th, Mexico's President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador reiterated his decision to give humanitarian asylum to the WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange. The statement came after the United Kingdom High Court agreed to extradite him to the United States. Assange's history is one of the most painful violations in the annals of international freedom of speech carried out by the United States government, which has been desperately pursuing Assange during the last decade. | AMLO's decision was publicly announced, first in January 2021 when a lower UK court ruled against A…

Indybay (2022-01-07). Thursday 1/20: The Future of Reproductive Justice: With Roe v. Wade in Peril, What Comes Next? indybay.org Online event…

teleSUR, JDO (2022-01-07). Llegada de milicias rivales aviva tensiones en capital de Libia. telesurtv.net Se reporta un enfrentamiento con heridos de ambas partes. Crece el temor de que se generalicen los choques armados.

ecns.cn (2022-01-07). China reiterates implementation of 'double reduction' policy. ecns.cn The Chinese education authority has stressed banning irregular off-campus tutoring activities featuring curriculum subjects and warned against excessive homework amid the upcoming winter vacation.

ecns.cn (2022-01-07). Over 20 trapped after blast rocks canteen in China's Chongqing. ecns.cn More than 20 people were believed to have been trapped after a blast rocked a canteen of a subdistrict office in Wulong District, southwest China's Chongqing Municipality, on Friday noon.

ecns.cn (2022-01-07). Smart Olympic train starts service in Beijing. ecns.cn Smart Olympic trains connecting Beijing and Zhangjiakou starts service in Beijing.

Thom Hartmann (2022-01-07). The Shocking Things the GOP and Trumpians Believe. zcomm.org Is our "reality TV" media up to the task of comparing and contrasting the two political parties, and judging the most likely outcomes of the directions they've chosen?

League of Women Voters (2022-01-07). Wednesday 1/26: Supreme Court in 2022: Future of Abortion Rights, Voting Rights & Gun Control w/ LWV. indybay.org Online event…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2022-01-07). Mental health and the holidays: Resolutions. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Q: The start of a new year stirs up thoughts of reflection and the desire for change. What are healthy resolutions, and what tips do you have for staying committed? A: Change is hard, and new habits are much easier to make and then break because old patterns may be more familiar, comfortable and easy. Also, stress from the COVID-19 pandemic can make some resolutions more difficult to follow through on. For example, you might…

Staff (2022-01-07). Serie Nacional 61: Las Tunas y Camagàºey oficializan sus nóminas. cubadebate.cu Este jueves se oficializaron las nóminas de los equipos de Las Tunas y Camagàºey en las respectivas conferencias de prensa que los directivos de la Comisión Nacional de Béisbol, encabezados por Juan Reinaldo Pérez Pardo, continúan ofreciendo en su recorrido por todas las provincias del país.

teleSUR, MER (2022-01-07). Cierran campaña candidatos a gobernador de Barinas, Venezuela. telesurtv.net La campaña inició el pasado 22 de diciembre y finaliza este 6 de enero a la medianoche, de acuerdo con el CNE.

Black is Black Coalition (2022-01-07). Saturday 1/8: Deepening the Struggle Against Colonialism w/ BIBC. indybay.org Online event…

Staff (2022-01-07). North Korea claims US is leading 'hostile forces' in Olympics decision. rt.com The US has been accused of "insulting" China over the Beijing Olympics by North Korea, which has said it will not participate in the Games and praised Xi Jinping's government | North Korea has reached a decision over the Beijing Olympics in an announcement influenced by the pandemic and the "hostile forces" being led by the US. | Pyongyang has announced that it will not be participating in the Games and Paralympics in February, repeating its decision over the Tokyo Olympics in summer 2021, when it did not send a team because of purported fears over Covid. | North Korea's national Olympic committee and sports m…

WSWS (2022-01-07). Thousands of Michigan health care workers test positive for COVID-19 as Omicron surge accelerates. wsws.org As hospital systems in Michigan are being overrun with record numbers of COVID-19 patients, health care employees are testing positive by the hundreds, vastly reducing the health care system's ability to respond to the crisis.

ecns.cn (2022-01-07). Blast rocks canteen in China's Chongqing, casualties unknown. ecns.cn A blast rocked a canteen of a subdistrict office in Wulong District, southwest China's Chongqing Municipality, about noon on Friday, local authorities said.

Jorge Alemán (2022-01-07). No mires para arriba: Ideología. globalizacion.ca La película de un éxito mundial indiscutible sabe describir cuestiones que muestran claramente en qué encrucijada histórica estamos viviendo. | 1) Ninguna advertencia por fatal que sea en sus consecuencias, aunque sea proferida por autoridades simbólicas cualificadas, puede desviar la marcha…

Aida García Naranjo Morales (2022-01-07). En Latinoamérica hay superávit de organismos y déficit de integración. globalizacion.ca Para los latinoamericanos la búsqueda de un destino común, vía la integración, tiene ya un largo camino. Por supuesto que muy lejos debemos ubicarnos hoy del Tratado de Tordesillas (1479) que dividió el océano Atlántico por una línea desde el…

Reproductive Justice SF (2022-01-07). Saturday 1/22: Rise Up to Defend Abortion Rights! indybay.org 11: 30am Rally Phillip Burton Federal Building and U.S. Courthouse, 450 Golden Gate Ave (at Larkin), San Francisco | 1: 30pm Speak Out at Civic Center, SF…

ecns.cn (2022-01-07). China's forex reserves expand in December. ecns.cn China's foreign exchange reserves expanded to 3.2502 trillion U.S. dollars at the end of December, up 27.78 billion U.S. dollars from a month earlier, official data showed Friday.

Direct Action Everywhere (2022-01-07). Tuesday 1/11: Critical Time In California: No More Factory Farms. indybay.org 211 O St, Sacramento, CA 95814…

Prof Michel Chossudovsky (2022-01-07). "Pushing the Reset Button" In the Wake of the Covid Crisis: "Coming to the Rescue of Humanity", Implanting Chips in Human Beings. globalresearch.ca first published by Global …

teleSUR- lvm -HIM (2022-01-07). OMS reporta aumento del 71 % de casos Covid en la última semana. telesurtv.net Los reportes actualizados de la OMS indicaron que hubo casi 9.500.000 nuevos contagios.

ecns.cn (2022-01-07). Global COVID-19 cases surpass 300 mln: Johns Hopkins University. ecns.cn Global COVID-19 cases topped 300 million on Thursday, according to the Center for Systems Science and Engineering at Johns Hopkins University.

Staff (2022-01-07). At least 20 trapped as explosion rocks govt office. rt.com Emergency services are trying to rescue some 20 people after a blast shook an office block in Chongqing, China | A building, understood to house a government canteen, has collapsed in the Chinese city of Chongqing following an explosion. According to state news, at least 20 people remain trapped in the rubble. | A blast ripped through a building in the central Chinese metropolis of Chongqing at 12: 10pm on Friday. State media says the explosion was caused by a "suspected gas leak" in a canteen and resulted in the collapse of a neighborhood committee building. | According to news outlet CCTV, authorities have se…

ecns.cn (2022-01-07). Nuke envoys of S.Korea, Japan hold phone talks over DPRK's missile test. ecns.cn Top nuclear envoys of South Korea and Japan held phone talks over the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK)'s missile test, the South Korean foreign ministry said Friday.

teleSUR, yart, JDO (2022-01-07). Denuncian que banda armada asesinó a dos periodistas en Haití. telesurtv.net La zona Laoule 12 de la capital haitiana, lugar del asesinato, es objeto de intensos combates entre grupos criminales.

Khubaka, Michael Harris (2022-01-07). Tuesday 1/18: National Day of Racial Healing – California State Capitol. indybay.org California State Capitol | Sacramento, CA…

sputniknews (2022-01-07). Former US Secretary of States Reveals How He Managed to Lose 90 Pounds in Half a Year. sputniknews.com Pompeo is not the only official from the Trump administration, who's focused on his health since their departure from the White House. The ex-president himself has lost 15 pounds since last spring after he overcame stress eating and took on a healthy diet.

teleSUR, JDO (2022-01-07). Dirigentes gremiales de Ecuador acusan al Gobierno de violento. telesurtv.net Sostienen que Ejecutivo no dialoga sobre los problemas del país, frente a lo cual solo queda la opción de la resistencia social.

àÅlvaro Verzi Rangel (2022-01-07). No es sólo Trump, es el modelo de la democracia que hoy Biden quiere exportar. globalizacion.ca El discurso del actual presidente "demócrata" estadounidense Joe Biden puede servir, quizá, para sus ciudadanos, bombardeados permanentemente, durante décadas, con la ida de que dentro y fuera de Estados Unidos se vive una lucha entre la democracia y la autocracia;…

sputniknews (2022-01-07). There Are No Medical Documents to Prove Prince Andrew's 'Inability to Sweat', Lawyers Reportedly Say. sputniknews.com The Duke of York has been sued by an American woman, Virginia Giuffre, who claims she was forced into an intimate relationship with the royal when she was a minor. Prince Andrew has consistently denied the accusations and contested several of Mrs Giuffre's claims.

Mary Porter Sesnon Art Gallery (2022-01-07). Wednesday 1/19: Just Futures: Black Quantum Futurism, Arthur Jafa, and Martine Syms. indybay.org Mary Porter Sesnon Art Gallery, UC Santa Cruz…

_____ (2022-01-07). The Highest Attainable Standard of Health Is a Fundamental Right of Every Human Being. popularresistance.org It is not as if Joe Biden, who succeeded Trump, has been monumentally better at managing the pandemic. When the US Food and Drug Administration paused the use of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine in April 2021, it fed into growing anti-vaccine sentiment in the country; confusion between Biden's White House and the Centre for Disease Control over the use of masks furthered the chaos in the country. The deep political animosity between Trump supporters and liberals and the general lack of concern for hand-to-mouth earners with no social safety net accelerated the cultural divides in the United States.

Staff (2022-01-07). Judge rules FDA can't keep vaccine docs secret 'until 2096'. rt.com A federal judge said the drug regulator must radically accelerate its release of hundreds of thousands of files on the Pfizer jab | The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has been ordered to hasten the publication of documents related to Pfizer's coronavirus vaccine by more than one-hundred-fold, after the agency claimed the disclosure would take decades. | In a

ecns.cn (2022-01-07). Two new A350s of China Southern Airlines arrives in Shenzhen. ecns.cn Shenzhen welcomes the largest wide-body aircraft after Airbus delivered two new Airbus A350-900 aircraft to China Southern Airlines in Shenzhen on Thursday.

ecns.cn (2022-01-07). Australia, Japan sign security pact. ecns.cn Japan and Australia signed their first formal military agreement on Thursday to allow troops to conduct exercises in both countries.

ecns.cn (2022-01-07). China's Hunan launches China-Laos int'l freight train service. ecns.cn The China-Laos freight train service linking Huaihua City of central China's Hunan Province and Lao capital Vientiane kicked off operation on Thursday, opening a new shortcut from Hunan to ASEAN countries.

Sharon Zhang (2022-01-07). Ocasio-Cortez Slams NYC Mayor for Disparaging "Low-Skilled Workers" zcomm.org Labeling jobs as "low-skill" functions as a tool of the ruling class to pit white-collar workers against blue-collar or service industry workers…

ecns.cn (2022-01-07). Chinese FM refutes 'debt trap' allegation in China-Africa cooperation. ecns.cn The so-called allegation of "debt trap" is groundless and has been hyped up by some people with ulterior motives to smear China-Africa cooperation, visiting Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi said here Thursday.

Todd Steiner (2022-01-07). SPAWN Announces New Residential Internship Opportunities in Marin County, CA Redwoods. indybay.org Marin County– SPAWN announces new residential internship opportunities for recent college graduates to gain training and opportunities in habitat restoration, salmon biological monitoring, native plant propagation, and effective environmental advocacy.

sputniknews (2022-01-07). Putin Wishes Orthodox Christians a Merry Christmas. sputniknews.com Vladimir Putin attended a midnight service on the occasion of Orthodox Christmas at the Church of the Saviour of the Holy Face in Novo-Ogaryovo, his official residence on the outskirts of Moscow.

Staff (2022-01-07). Dementia cases set to triple globally. rt.com 153 million people worldwide may have dementia by 2050, as ageing populations, poor lifestyles impact citizens' health | A study published on Thursday forecasting the prevalence of dementia, which is currently the seventh leading cause of death worldwide, claims that, within 30 years, the number of people living with the illness could triple. | An

ecns.cn (2022-01-07). 2022 NEV Show opens in Haikou. ecns.cn The 2022 Haikou International New Energy Vehicle & Connected Mobility Show opened Thursday in south China's Hainan Province.

Emir Sader (2022-01-07). 2022: Tiempos decisivos para Brasil y Colombia. globalizacion.ca El siglo XXI es el siglo de América Latina. En su primera década surgieron los únicos gobiernos antineoliberales del mundo, en Venezuela, Brasil, Argentina, Uruguay, Bolivia y Ecuador. En la segunda, la derecha recuperó la iniciativa, sin aliento, porque no…

teleSUR, lvm, MER (2022-01-07). Denunciarán hostigamiento contra lideresa argentina Milagro Sala. telesurtv.net Los abogados de Sala han advertido sobre la "permanente violencia estatal que ejerce la provincia contra Milagro".

Staff (2022-01-07). Israel admits Covid mutation rendered travel bans useless. rt.com Amid a spike in Omicron infections, Tel Aviv is retiring its 'red list' of destinations | Israel has lifted its strict Covid-19 travel ban against 'high risk' countries, such as the US and UK, acknowledging that the spread of the Omicron variant has rendered such restrictions obsolete. | Nachman Ash, the director-general of Israel's Ministry of Health,

teleSUR -mcs -HIM (2022-01-07). Bolivia suspende el carnet de vacunación hasta el 26 de enero. telesurtv.net Los sistemas de inmunización han sido abarrotados en las últimas semanas debido a las normas implementadas desde el pasado 1 de enero.

Noam Chomsky (2022-01-07). GOP's Soft Coup Is Still Underway One Year After Capitol Assault. zcomm.org Trump's "Big Lie" continues to hold sway over the overwhelming majority of Republicans voters, and the Republican Party itself is increasingly unwilling to accept defeat…

teleSUR, EOS, JGN (2022-01-07). Conoce cinco frases del escritor Juan Rulfo. telesurtv.net El escritor mexicano Juan Rulfo, quien murió el 7 de enero de 1986, es el autor de la célebre novela Pedro Páramo que, junto con El llano en llamas, forman parte de sus obras más reconocidas.

sputniknews (2022-01-07). Dakar Rally Incident May Have Been Terror Attack, French Foreign Minister Says. sputniknews.com On Tuesday, French prosecutors opened a terror probe over a 30 December explosion in Saudi Arabia targeting a car participating in the Dakar Rally that left a French driver gravely injured.

ecns.cn (2022-01-07). 'Cloud' technology to facilitate 2022 Winter Games. ecns.cn Using core systems built upon the Alibaba Cloud, the 2022 Winter Games will be the first "Cloud Olympics," according to the Beijing Organizing Committee for the event.

teleSUR -mcs -HIM (2022-01-07). Indonesia confirma tres fallecidos tras inundaciones. telesurtv.net Al menos 41 hectáreas de campos de arroz han sido destruidas por las fuertes lluvias e inundaciones.

ecns.cn (2022-01-07). All villages expected to gain access to delivery across China. ecns.cn Every village will be accessible to delivery in rural areas across China in 2022, according to the State Post Bureau of China.

ecns.cn (2022-01-07). Preview of smart canteen for Winter Olympics reporters. ecns.cn Intelligent catering facilities inside the canteen for Winter Olympics reporters in Beijing.

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2022-01-07). Why some intubated COVID-19 patients may need tracheal reconstruction surgery. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org One of the long-term impacts observed during the COVID-19 pandemic stems from patients being intubated and breathing from a ventilator for an extended period of time. These patients usually undergo a procedure known as a tracheostomy. The trachea, also known as the windpipe, allows air to pass between the upper respiratory tract and the lungs. In cases of respiratory failure, prolonged intubation and tracheostomy can lead to a rare complication of a narrowing of the…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2022-01-07). Consumer Health: Children and good hand-washing habits. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org If the COVID-19 pandemic has taught us anything, it's that frequent hand-washing is one of the best ways to avoid getting sick and spreading illness. Keeping hands clean can prevent 1 in 3 diarrhea-related illnesses and 1 in 5 respiratory infections, such as a cold or the flu, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Help children stay healthy by encouraging them to wash their hands frequently, and make it a family affair….

WSWS (2022-01-07). German police raid far-right antivaxers who planned a series of murders. wsws.org The police raid against members of the Telegram chat group Dresden Offlinevernetzung should not be misinterpreted. The situation is reminiscent of conditions in the Weimar Republic.

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2022-01-07). FDA issues emergency use authorization for second at-home COVID-19 treatment. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org For the second time in as many days, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted emergency use authorization for an investigational antiviral pill to treat COVID-19. This time it is Merck's molnupiravir. According to the company, under the emergency use authorization, the treatment is cleared to treat mild to moderate COVID-19 in adults who have tested positive for the disease, are at high risk for progression to severe COIVD-19 and for whom alternative COVID-19…

sputniknews (2022-01-07). Online Troll Arrested for Reportedly Sending Death Threats to Piers Morgan and His Son. sputniknews.com The vile online messages previously forced the TV host to install a panic button near his bed, on the advice of the police, the Daily Mail reported.

ecns.cn (2022-01-07). Chinese FM elaborates on initiative of peaceful development in Horn of Africa. ecns.cn China stands ready to propose the "Initiative of Peaceful Development in the Horn of Africa" to support regional countries in addressing security, development and governance challenges.

repost (2022-01-07). New CCSF Chancellor Says SEIU 1021 Members Hold "Respectful" Rally. indybay.org The new SF City College chancellor John Martin said that the SEIU1021 chapter had a "respectful" rally against the 67 layoffs. The SEIU 1021 SF City College Chapter leadership refused to have any public action before the layoffs and has kept the layoffs a secret from the public. There is no mention of the layoffs on the SEIU 1021 website and facebook page.

teleSUR- jaa -HIM (2022-01-07). Cancilleres de Cuba y Argentina firman acuerdos de cooperación. telesurtv.net Uno de los principales acuerdos firmados entre los cancilleres de Cuba y Argentina fue en la rama agroalimentaria.

ecns.cn (2022-01-07). In pics: Winter scenery of Xinjiang village. ecns.cn

ecns.cn (2022-01-07). Bullet train service for Olympics makes debut trip. ecns.cn The new bullet train service for the upcoming Beijing 2022 Olympic Winter Games made its maiden journey to a new railway station on Thursday.

teleSUR, lvm, JGN (2022-01-07). Ândice Mundial de Precios de los alimentos crece 28,1 % en 2021. telesurtv.net Dichas estadísticas representan el índice más alto en los últimos 10 años, según alertó el organismo de la Organización de Naciones Unidas (ONU).

_____ (2022-01-07). Chicago Teachers Voted To Teach Remotely Amid Omicron Wave. popularresistance.org As Covid-19 cases surge to record levels, the 25,000-member Chicago Teachers Union (CTU) is once again in a standoff with the city's school system to increase safety measures for educators, students and communities. | After Mayor Lori Lightfoot repeatedly refused the union's proposals for stronger Covid-19 mitigations in Chicago Public Schools (CPS) amid the fast-spreading Omicron wave, 73% of CTU members voted Tuesday night to temporarily teach remotely. In response, Lightfoot and CPS cancelled all classes Wednesday and locked educators out of online learning platforms.

WSWS (2022-01-07). Third Omicron case found in New Zealand. wsws.org While the number of Omicron cases appear for now to be relatively contained, their emergence inside New Zealand's borders highlights extreme dangers.

teleSUR, JGN (2022-01-07). Pdte. de Kazajistán da por restablecido el orden constitucional. telesurtv.net Tokayev dio a conocer que creó un grupo interdepartamental "que se encargará de encontrar y aprehender a criminales y terroristas".

Carlos Alberto Rozanski (2022-01-07). La "Gestapo" macrista: Frenar la impunidad. globalizacion.ca Cada día salen a la luz nuevas pruebas de la existencia de una organización criminal muy grande, la más grande que se haya tenido conocimiento en la historia democrática del país. Si bien una parte importante de la población conoce,…

teleSUR, JGN (2022-01-07). Gobierno de Venezuela culpa a la extrema derecha por ataque a sistema eléctrico. telesurtv.net El ministro apuntó que junto a los organismos de seguridad del Estado realizan tareas para dar con los responsables del atentado.

Staff (2022-01-07). Podcast host 'swatted' during live show. rt.com The dangerous prank known as 'swatting' has led to several deaths in recent years | Journalist and podcast host Tim Pool had his show interrupted by raiding police officers this week after someone filed a false report claiming two people had been shot at the studio. | During the middle of 'Timcast IRL' show on Thursday, a concerned-looking Pool suddenly announced that "cops [had] just walked in." After briefly leaving his desk to deal with the situation, Pool returned to explain what had happened. | "We've been swatted. I'm extremely unhappy with this," he said, explaining that "a report was made that two peop…

WSWS (2022-01-07). The way forward for University Michigan faculty and students in the fight against the pandemic. wsws.org The reopening of the campus to in-person learning at the University of Michigan comes in the face of skyrocketing local infections and hospitalizations from the Omicron variant of COVID-19.

teleSUR- jaa -HIM (2022-01-07). EE.UU. marca récord en hospitalizaciones infantiles por Covid-19. telesurtv.net Estados Unidos duplica el número de hospitalizaciones respecto a la anterior ola provocada por la expansión de la cepa Delta.

teleSUR- jaa -HIM (2022-01-07). México muestra descenso en cifra de homicidios dolosos durante 2021. telesurtv.net En 2021 se registraron 33.410 homicidios dolosos, 1.444 menos que el año anterior.

sputniknews (2022-01-07). Democrats Want to Keep Trump From Holding Office Again Amid 6 January House Panel Probe: Report. sputniknews.com Thursday marked the first anniversary of the US Capitol riot, which is now being investigated by the 6 January House Select Committee. The probe has been slammed by former President Donald Trump as a political sideshow and continuation of a "witch hunt" against him by Democrats.

sputniknews (2022-01-07). Helicopter Hard Lands in Russia's Bashkortostan, Leaving 1 Person Dead – Video. sputniknews.com MOSCOW (Sputnik) — A helicopter has made a hard landing in Russia's Republic of Bashkortostan on Thursday, leaving 1 person dead and two more injured, the regional transport investigators department said.

KARA (2022-01-07). Thursday 1/27: From Resolutions to Well Being: Exploring Ways of Honoring Our Grief in the New Year. indybay.org

Marius Palz (2022-01-07). Okinawan Coral Politics, Henoko Base Construction and a Japanese Political Strategy of Ignorance. asia-pacificresearch.com

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2022-01-07). Research into rare neurological disorder gives Lisa Miller a new lease on life. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org The changes were subtle at first. "Almost unnoticeable," says Lisa Miller, remembering the symptoms that seemed to appear suddenly in 2017. At a holiday celebration, the Front Royal, Virginia, project engineer remembers falling out of her shoes. "My left heel kept coming out from my shoes," she says. She chalked it up to too much merriment. A few months later, a co-worker told Lisa her gait was off and that she was dragging her left…

Angela (2022-01-07). Saturday 1/8: Free virtual screening of the documentary film "My Haifa" indybay.org

sputniknews (2022-01-07). Two Journalists Killed in Haiti After Interviewing Criminal Lord — Reports. sputniknews.com MOSCOW (Sputnik) — Two journalists have been killed in the Haitian capital of Port-au-Prince after interviewing a lord of a criminal group, media reported.

Gilberto López y Rivas (2022-01-07). A 63 años del triunfo de la revolución cubana. globalizacion.ca El 1 ∫ de enero de 1959, los barbudos encabezados por Fidel Castro entraron en La Habana, cuyos habitantes se volcaron a las calles radiantes de júbilo por el triunfo de la revolución y la huida del dictador Fulgencio Batista. Cuba…

Staff (2022-01-07). Spy chief reacts to China's mockery of MI6 & CIA. rt.com A Chinese parody of the 'James Bond' series mocking Western intellience agencies was noticed by the UK's spy chief | MI6 head Richard Moore tipped his hat to Chinese state media for giving his agency "free publicity," after Xinhua News produced a satirical video poking fun at London and Washington's intelligence services. | Entitled '

WSWS (2022-01-07). US West Coast hospitals overwhelmed by Omicron with thousands of doctors and nurses infected. wsws.org Hospitals from California to Washington state are on the brink of collapse as an unprecedented surge in COVID-19 cases driven by the Omicron variant sweeps across the workforce and drives infections and admissions to all time highs.

WSWS (2022-01-07). The Real Charlie Chaplin: New documentary about the immortal comic actor, director. wsws.org There is no reason to disagree with the assessment made by critic Andrew Sarris some 40 years ago that "Charles Chaplin is arguably the single most important artist produced by the cinema."

Global Research News (2022-01-07). Selected Articles: Uncovering the Corona Narrative: Was Everything Carefully Planned? globalresearch.ca By The current situation we find ourselves in is unique in the history of mankind. Never before has the whole world…

sputniknews (2022-01-07). Sweden Talks NATO With Finland as Supreme Commander Slams Russian Security Proposals. sputniknews.com While formally retaining their decades-old non-alignment, both Finland and Sweden have been inching closer toward NATO through joint drills and training activities, military acquisitions from the US and its partners, and participation in overseas missions. The countries' political life is also permeated with a strong pro-NATO sentiment.

David Swanson (2022-01-07). There Will Be Many Acts of Kindness on the Way Down. zcomm.org What I find surprising is how people go out of their way to be kind to each other while the catastrophe plays out…

Rick Rozoff (2022-01-07). Turkey boasts of massive increase in arms, being one of world's top three military drone producers. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com Erdogan: "We Are One Of The Top Three Countries In The Production Of UAVs, UCAVs And Fighting UAVs" Speaking at the opening ceremony of the National Fighter Jet Production Facility, President Erdogan said: "We are among the 10 countries that can design, build and operate their own warships. And we are now one of the …

Nicolás Centurión (2022-01-07). Uruguay — Difícil 2022 para Lacalle. globalizacion.ca El 2022 será un parteaguas para el gobierno derechista liderado por Luis Lacalle Pou. El 27 de marzo los uruguayos y uruguayos tendrán que decidir en un referendo si mantienen o si derogan los 135 artículos más regresivos del buque…

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