2022-01-08: News Headlines

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2022-01-08). CSTO in Kazakhstan Annoys US. libya360.wordpress.com M.K. Bhadrakumar Gen. Andrey Serdyukov, commander of Russian Airborne Troops, will lead the CSTO peacekeeping forces in Kazakhstan The US Secretary of State Antony Blinken's Press Availability at Washington on Friday was largely devoted to Ukraine and the forthcoming strategic stability talks with Russia. But in response to a carefully planted question at the fag-end…

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2022-01-08). CSTO Operations in Kazakhstan. libya360.wordpress.com Alessandro Lattanzio Nine Russian Il-76 military transport aircraft landed at Almaty airport in the Republic of Kazakhstan, carrying BTR-82A and Tigr-M armored vehicles and soldiers of the 45th Special Airborne Forces Brigade from the CSTO peacekeeping contingent. The units of the Russian peacekeeping contingent, after clarifying the situation, began to carry out their assigned tasks….

Staff (2022-01-08). Moscow hits back at Blinken's 'history lesson'. rt.com The US secretary of state claimed that 'once Russians are in your house, it's sometimes very difficult to get them to leave' | Russia's Foreign Ministry has denounced remarks by US Secretary of State Antony Blinken on Moscow's involvement in Kazakhstan, telling Washington it should know better about coming uninvited and overstaying its welcome. | Asked about ongoing protests and rioting across Kazakhstan during a Friday

Zahra Mirzafarjouyan (2022-01-08). Who benefits most from tensions in Kazakhstan? en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jan. 08 (MNA) — Tensions in Kazakhstan continue as the country's main cities have been the scene of clashes between protesters and government forces, and with the intervention of the CSTO forces, it is taking on an international dimension.

Rick Rozoff (2022-01-08). Updates: Kazakhstan crisis assuming broader significance. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com TASS: Kazakhstan is facing armed act of aggression well-prepared and coordinated by forces trained outside the country — president Trend News Agency: Kazakh president claims some violent perpetrators spoke foreign languages Belarusian Telegraph Agency: Kazakhstan is another attempt to attack post-Soviet states along perimeter of Russia. They need to drown Russia in blood — Lukashenko Xinhua: Urgent: Xi says …

sputniknews (2022-01-08). Russia Believes Kazakhstan Civil Unrest Provoked By External Forces to Disrupt Security & Integrity. sputniknews.com According to the Russian embassy in Washington, Moscow hopes that no one will question Kazakhstan's right to ask the CSTO for military assistance. The CSTO deployment of peacekeeping forces to the country is aimed at protecting important facilities and strategic infrastructure, they will not engage in law enforcement operations.

Rick Rozoff (2022-01-08). Videos and text: Blinken, Stoltenberg unleash unprecedented diktat, ultimatum to Russia following NATO FM meeting. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com Videos and text: Blinken, Stoltenberg unleash unprecedented diktat, ultimatum to Russia following NATO FM meeting Below are videos of U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken and NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg at their respective press briefings following the virtual meeting of NATO's thirty foreign policy chiefs on January 7, preceded by the transcript of Blinken's …

Anand Naidoo (2022-01-08). The Heat: Ukraine-Russia tensions. america.cgtn.com Critical talks set to begin next week in an effort to ease tensions over Ukraine.

Staff (2022-01-08). 'Risk of conflict is real' — NATO chief. rt.com NATO boss says the alliance is ready to negotiate with Russia, but does not rule out a 'conflict' | NATO is open to hearing Moscow's concerns, the bloc's head Jens Stoltenberg said on Friday. However, he added that any moves to reduce Ukraine tensions must be reciprocal, and not undermine the European "security order." | NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg explained the bloc's approach to negotiations with Russia during a press conference on Friday, following an extraordinary meeting of the member states' foreign ministers. | The alliance's boss squarely blamed the deteriorating relations and tensions arou…

Demand Justice & Move On (2022-01-08). 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 (2022-01-08). Wednesday 1/12: Defeating Nazis in Court: Inside the Charlottesville Trial. indybay.org Online event (FREE)…

Collier Freedom Movement, Women's March (2022-01-08). 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…

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2022-01-08). From Summits to Boycotts — America's Waning Influence. libya360.wordpress.com Brian Berletic 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…

Labor Video Project (2022-01-08). 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.

Florence CGTN (2022-01-08). Americans held events to reflect on Jan. 6 Capitol insurrection. america.cgtn.com It's been a year since the January 6th attack on the U.S. Capitol, when supporters of former President Donald Trump tried to overrun Congress and overturn the election. House and Senate members gathered to remember the events, while a right-wing group organized vigils to …

John Rachel (2022-01-08). A Radical Assessment of January 6, 2021. dissidentvoice.org Even a broken clock is correct twice a day. Likewise, an incompetent, historically ignorant, politically naive, diplomatically challenged, shallow, impulsive, narcissistic reality show host elected by a conned citizenry to the highest office in the land can occasionally get a few things right as well. I won't get into a spitting contest over whether the …

Pat kunstenaar (2022-01-08). Pt. Reyes Station Protests January 6 Insurrection. indybay.org

Leon Kunstenaar (2022-01-08). San Francisco Remembers January 6th With Protest and Rally. indybay.org Accountability from treasonous politicians demanded…

Lynda Carson (2022-01-08). 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.

Poor People's Campaign (2022-01-08). Thursday 1/6: National Prayer Call: From Insurrection to Resurrection w/ Poor People's Campaign. indybay.org Online event…

City Lights Booksellers & Publishers (2022-01-08). Thursday 1/20: Insurrection: Rebellion, Civil Rights, and the Paradoxical State of Black Citizenship. indybay.org Online via Zoom…

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2022-01-08). Libya: The United States Obstructs Elections, Fearing the Victory of Dr. Saif al-Islam Qaddafi. libya360.wordpress.com Editorial Comment: Not only is the US manipulating events to place their own operatives in power, they are also laying the foundation for a protracted civil war and the balkanization of Libya to better serve imperial interests, which extend past Libya's borders, to threaten all of Africa. — A.V. The United States is following Britain's…

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2022-01-08). LPNM: The Greatest Danger Libyans Face after Foreign Intervention is Armed Militias. libya360.wordpress.com Spokesman for the Libyan People's National Movement, Nasser Saeed The spokesperson for the Libyan People's National Movement, Nasser Saeed, confirmed that the dangerous enemy to the Libyans and to the state of security and stability in Libya after foreign intervention are the armed militias (criminal — regional — ideological). Saeed said, in a post on…

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2022-01-08). Guatemala: Why Do Members of the Same Indigenous Peoples Kill Each Other? libya360.wordpress.com Ollantay Itzamná Territory in conflict between Santa Catarina and Nahualá occupied by PNC. Internet The territorial conflict between Nahualá and Santa Catarina Ixtahuacán is an iceberg in a country with criminal internal borders that dissect the peoples, turning them into territorial enemies among themselves, families belonging to the same native peoples. In recent months, the…

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2022-01-08). Russia and Egypt Strive to Ensure Food Security in Africa. libya360.wordpress.com Vladimir Odintsov Despite modern agro-industrial technologies, the trend towards food shortages continues. This, in particular, is evidenced by the information published by the UN that up to 820 million people are starving in the world, which is about 10% of the world population. There are more malnourished and hungry people around the world today than ever before, despite…

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2022-01-08). Western Shoshone: 'After 900 Nuclear Tests On Our Land, US Wants to Ethnically Cleanse Us'. libya360.wordpress.com Chris Sweeney 'The most nuclear bombed nation on the planet' is the unwanted accolade claimed by the Shoshone Native American tribe. This has had devastating effects for the community, and RT spoke with one campaigner fighting for justice. "They are occupying our country, they are stealing our opportunities and we are expected to die because…

Lawrence Wittner (2022-01-08). The Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons and the World's Future. dissidentvoice.org Late January of this year will mark the first anniversary of the entry into force of the UN Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons. This momentous international agreement, the result of a lengthy struggle by the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN) and by many non-nuclear nations, bans developing, testing, producing, acquiring, possessing, …

Omar Rashid Chowdhury (2022-01-08). The Uprising of Peasants and Workers in Naxalbari. dissidentvoice.org The words were red. And the rifles were red too. It was a time to win back everything that belonged to the people. A flame of rebellion raging against tyranny of the exploiting classes in remote Naxalbari in north-eastern India spread to different parts of the vast land of India, and in its neighboring countries. …

Ramzy Baroud (2022-01-08). As Israel Plots Endgame in Occupied Golan, Bennett Must Remember Lessons of the Past. dissidentvoice.org With Syria still embroiled in its own war, Israel has been actively rewriting the rule book regarding its conduct in this Arab country. Gone are the days of a potential return of the illegally occupied Golan Heights to Syrian sovereignty in exchange for peace, per the language of yesteryears. Now, Israel is set to double …

Ralph Nader (2022-01-08). Think Big to Overcome Losing Big to Corporatism. dissidentvoice.org The progressive citizen groups, that in the sixties and seventies, drove through Congress the key environmental, worker, and consumer legislation, since unmatched, must feel nostalgic. Those were the years when legislation throwing cruel companies on the defensive was signed by arch-corporatist, President Richard Nixon, because he read the political tea leaves. These bills included the …

Dean Baker (2022-01-08). Cheap Fun Saturday: Job Growth Under Biden and Trump. cepr.net The December job report again showed an extraordinary divergence between the establishment survey and the household survey. The establishment survey showed the economy creating just 199,000 jobs, while the household survey showed a growth in employment of 651,000, pushing the unemployment rate down by 0.3 percentage points to 3.9 percent, a level achieved at few …

Author Blank (2022-01-08). 'Culture enables man to be more complete, revolutionary'. themilitant.com

Author Blank (2022-01-08). 'Militant' Renewal Drive January 1 — February 15. themilitant.com

Betsey Stone (2022-01-08). California hospital engineers end strike. themilitant.com OAKLAND, Calif. — After 90 days on the picket line, with Kaiser management still refusing to budge on its insulting concession demands, the 700 stationary engineers on strike at 24 Northern California hospitals ended their strike Dec. 18. Officials of the IUOE Stationary Engineers Local 39 told Kaiser the engineers would return to work unconditionally while negotiations continue. | "It's bittersweet," stationary engineer Richard Souza told Militant worker-correspondent Eric Simpson. "We didn't win, but we stayed together and kept the union to fight another day. Even if you are close to retiring, you have to…

Candace Wagner (2022-01-08). Ironworkers end strike at Erie Strayer, win dental plan. themilitant.com PITTSBURGH — After 75 days on strike, the 40 members of Ironworkers Regional Shop Local 851 at Erie Strayer Company approved a new contract Dec. 19. It includes a dental plan for the first time and higher wage raises than the company initially offered. The Erie plant produces concrete-making machinery used on large construction sites. | The contract includes wage increases of 56 cents per hour for the first year and 40 cents for each of the following four years. The unionists had rejected the company's initial five-year contract offer of 5 cents to 15 cents an hour. Other issues were left unresolved, includ…

Hugo Wils (2022-01-08). Pallet distribution workers in Manchester strike for 5% pay rise. themilitant.com MANCHESTER, England — "Our claim is for a 5% rise in our wages, the company is offering 2%," Malcolm Bostock, a Unite union representative, told the Militant on the picket line at the CHEP U.K. plant in Trafford Park. CHEP is owned by Australian company Brambles, one of the major distributors of pallets worldwide. | Bostock and some five dozen of his co-workers have been on strike since Dec. 17, after four one-day strikes. "We've worked all the way through the COVID pandemic, we'll keep going until we get what we deserve," he said. | Strikers maintain a 24-hour picket line from Monday to Friday. "People sup…

Laura Garza (2022-01-08). Sanitation workers strike for safety, pay in California. themilitant.com CHULA VISTA, Calif. — Some 250 sanitation workers in the San Diego area continue to walk picket lines here since going on strike Dec. 17 against Republic Services. Members of Teamsters Local 542, many in rain gear for the winter storms that poured down, maintain pickets at four locations in their fight for safer trucks and working conditions and for higher wages. | "After Republic took over, conditions began deteriorating," Cesar Silva, 38, a driver with 16 years on the job, told the Militant. "There were a lot of write-ups, trucks in bad condition, safety concerns. They demand we have PPE [personal protect…

Roy Landersen (2022-01-08). Moscow, Beijing, Washington frame opponents as 'foreign agents'. themilitant.com As they deepen their assaults on working people and political rights, the regimes in Moscow and Beijing are trying to silence political opponents by smearing them as "foreign agents." Washington condemns these two rivals for repression, but has used the very same smears to target and frame up working-class organizations at home. | On Dec. 28, Russia's Supreme Court ordered the closing of Memorial International, a long-standing rights organization that has chronicled decades of Stalinist political repression in the Soviet Union. Its archives hold tens of thousands of documents, books and artwork by prisoners spann…

Sara Lobman (2022-01-08). NY Teamsters strike at United Metro Energy enters ninth month. themilitant.com NEW YORK — Fourteen workers, members of Teamsters Local 553 in Brooklyn, have been on strike against United Metro Energy Corp. since last April. | They are fighting to win wages and conditions that match what workers at other fuel-terminal operators in the city are paid. Right now they receive only up to half the standard hourly wages. They are also fighting for better medical insurance and a night shift differential. | The strikers joined the union in February 2019, but owner John Catsimatidis, a billionaire and well-known city political figure, dragged out negotiations for more than two years. | "There wa…

Seth Galinsky (2022-01-08). 'I really like the Militant's coverage of today's strikes'. themilitant.com The six-week drive to win more than 300 current Militant readers to Among recent subscribers are strikers met on union picket lines, family farmers and taxicab drivers fighting crushing debt; opponents of the U.S. rulers' economic war against Cuba's socialist revolution; and hundreds of working people who subscribed after Soc…

Jeremy Kuzmarov (2022-01-08). Was Ron Brown, Clinton's Secretary of Commerce, Murdered by the Clintons to Save Their Presidency? covertactionmagazine.com [This article is part of CAM's series on political assassinations. It is also part of a week of articles on …

Jeremy Kuzmarov (2022-01-08). Was Ron Brown, Clinton's Secretary of Commerce, Murdered by the Clinton's to Save Their Presidency? covertactionmagazine.com [This article is part of CAM's series on political assassinations. It is also part of a week of articles on …

Staff (2022-01-08). #Palestine2022 campaign aims to bring Palestine into the French presidential campaign. samidoun.net In the 2022 French presidential election campaign, Palestine is largely absent from the mainstream discussion, despite the fact that it should be a central issue in addressing France's foreign policy. French governments have always actively supported Israel, a colonial and racist state. France plays a key role in the oppression of the Palestinian people, including […] | The article

Karen Ray (2022-01-08). Colorado fire disaster is result of capitalist greed. themilitant.com WESTMINSTER, Colo. — By the end of the day Dec. 30 nearly 1,000 homes and businesses had been burned to the ground in Superior and Louisville, Colorado, leaving thousands homeless and two Denver suburbs in ruin. Nearby towns, like here where I live, were threatened, but escaped. | The Marshall Fire burned 6,219 acres in less than 12 hours, whipped ever forward by 100 mph winds. More than 35,000 people were under emergency evacuation orders as the fire jumped house to house — and across highways — at incredible speeds. Two people are missing and presumed dead. This is the worst wildfire in Colora…

Zahra Mirzafarjouyan (2022-01-08). All parties in Vienna talks recognize progress is being made. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jan. 08 (MNA) — As the new round of Vienna talks on the removal of US sanctions continues, the Russian envoy said that all the participants in the talks recognize that some progress is being made towards an agreement on restoration of JCPOA.

WSWS (2022-01-08). Pioneering African-American actor Sidney Poitier dead at 94. wsws.org The Oscar-winning Sidney Poitier was one of the most popular leading actors in Hollywood in the 1960s at the height of the struggle for civil rights in the US.

repost (2022-01-08). 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.

Marzieh Rahmani (2022-01-08). Iran embassy distributes 1000 livelihood packages in Kabul. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jan. 08 (MNA) — The Embassy of the Republic of Iran has ‚Äédistributed 1000 livelihood humanitarian packages among poor Afghan people in Kabul, the capital of this neighboring country.

Staff (2022-01-08). Iran sanctions 51 of Soleimani's assassination perpetrators. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jan. 08 (MNA) — Iranian Foreign Ministry on Saturday updated the counter-terrorism designations regarding American individuals involved in the terrorist act against General Qassem Soleimani and his companions.

WSWS (2022-01-08). Squid Game and the survival drama genre. wsws.org While Squid Game presents a unique twist on the effort to represent capitalism as a fight to the death, it is only the most recent example of an international genre that began in the US in the 1970s.

WSWS (2022-01-08). Lockout of Chicago teachers continues as child hospitalizations climb. wsws.org Teachers remain defiant in their effort to prevent the pandemic from worsening, while the Chicago Teachers Union is continuing its negotiations with district officials to reopen for in-person learning as soon as an agreement can be reached.

Fight Back (2022-01-08). Colorado: King Soopers workers to strike on January 12. fightbacknews.org Denver, CO – On January 3, King Soopers workers represented by the United Food and Commercial Workers Local 7 (UFCW) in Denver and Colorado Springs approved an Unfair Labor Practices strike by a 97% margin. On January 7, the union announced that workers would walk off the job and onto the picket line starting next Wednesday, January 12. | The announcement follows weeks of bargaining between the union and King Soopers, in which the company "tried to prevent the workers from standing together with each other in the stores, refused to produce information critical to these negotiations, and failed to bargain in good…

Margaret McCartney (2022-01-08). [Perspectives] The fall of a poisoned empire. thelancet.com Arthur M Sackler (1913—87) was a psychiatrist, researcher, and the owner of a boutique marketing agency. When he was inducted into the Medical Advertising Hall of Fame in 1997, his citation was: "No single individual did more to shape the character of medical advertising than the multi-talented Dr Arthur Sackler". The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says that between 1999 and 2019, nearly 500‚Äà000 people in the USA died from an opioid overdose, including prescription and illicit opioids.

Udani Samarasekera (2022-01-08). [World Report] Challenges ahead for new UNICEF leader. thelancet.com Catherine Russell replaces Henrietta Fore as UNICEF's executive director. Udani Samarasekera assesses Fore's legacy and the future of the organisation.

Staff (2022-01-08). Biden assesses future of Covid-19 'new normal'. rt.com The US president weighed in on whether the coronavirus will ever be contained | President Joe Biden said he believes the "new normal" brought by the Covid-19 outbreak will eventually let up, offering some optimism about the pandemic while arguing the US is already in a much better place than it was in 2021. | "Covid as we are dealing with it now is not going to stay," Biden told reporters on Friday, adding that the US has "so many more tools we are developing and continue to develop" to suppress the virus. | The president argued that the US is currently in a better position compared to last year, with 90% of s…

Staff (2022-01-08). Man bursts into flames after being tasered. rt.com A police officer's stun gun appeared to react with flammable hand sanitizer, which a suspect had doused himself with during an aggressive encounter | The New York Attorney General's office has released footage of a man who burst into flames after he was tasered by police, as part of its investigation into the man's eventual death nearly two months after the incident. | In the October 30 surveillance

WSWS (2022-01-08). Teachers and students in Germany support Chicago teachers' fight for remote learning. wsws.org In Germany, teachers, parents and students are following the struggle of Chicago teachers with great interest and agreement, as the German government is also letting COVID-19 rip by keeping schools and businesses open.

Morteza Ahmadi Al Hashem (2022-01-08). Iranian, Indian FMs discuss bilateral ties, Vienna talks. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jan. 08 (MNA) — Indian Foreign Minister held a telephone conversation with his Iranian counterpart on Saturday to discuss bilateral issues, prospects of Chabahar port, latest developments in Afghanistan and Vienna talks.

Morteza Ahmadi Al Hashem (2022-01-08). Last night of mourning ceremony of Hazrat Fatemeh (PBUH). en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jan. 08 (MNA) — The last night of mourning ceremony of martyrdom anniversary of Hazrat Fatemeh Zahra (PBUH) was held at Hosseiniyah of Imam Khomeini (RA) on Friday in the presence of Leader of the Islamic Revolution.

Staff (2022-01-08). Mom brings child to Covid-testing site in car trunk. rt.com A high-school teacher has been accused of felony child endangerment after taking drastic measures to avoid catching the coronavirus from her son | Texas police are looking for a high-school English teacher after she allegedly locked her Covid-19 positive child in a car trunk to limit exposure on the way to a testing facility. | An arrest warrant for felony child endangerment was issued for Sarah Beam, 42, on Friday after her 13-year-old son was discovered in the car trunk at Houston's Pridgeon Stadium Covid-19 testing center this week. | Bevin Gordon, the health services director for the local independent scho…

Staff (2022-01-08). Mystery on Moon's dark side solved. rt.com Chinese rover got close-up shot of 'mysterious' lunar object | A Chinese rover has finally made it close enough to explore an oddly-shaped object spotted on the far side of the Moon last year. The discovery was dubbed 'mystery hut' online. | The image of a gray cube-shaped object on the Moon's horizon was published by Our Space, a channel affiliated with the China National Space Administration (CNSA), early last month. | The photo was taken by Chinese rover Yutu-2 when it was traversing the large Von Karman crater. It was reported at the time that it would take two to three months for the rover to reach the ob…

Marzieh Rahmani (2022-01-08). Leader to deliver live speech on 1978 Qom anti-Shah protests. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jan. 08 (MNA) — The Leader of the Islamic Revolution is to deliver a live speech tomorrow on the occasion of the 1978 Qom demonstrations against the West-backed dynasty of Pahlavi.

Zahra Mirzafarjouyan (2022-01-08). Salah Zawawi's daughter set to be Palestinian envoy to Iran. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jan. 08 (MNA) — Informed sources have reported that at the end of the four-decade mission of Salah Zawawi, the Palestinian ambassador to Iran, his daughter will be in charge of the embassy.

Mike Rhodes (2022-01-08). Stolen Newsstands and the Struggle for Free Speech in Fresno. indybay.org The Community Alliance is an independent newspaper based in Fresno California. After having two newspaper stands stolen from in front of the Fresno County Jail, they came up with a creative way to figure out who the thief is and what they were doing with our newsstands.

Florence CGTN (2022-01-08). U.S. Supreme Court hears challenges to Biden's COVID vaccine mandates. america.cgtn.com The U.S. Supreme Court has heard arguments on whether two key White House vaccine mandates can proceed. What justices decide will impact millions of employees and healthcare workers.

WSWS (2022-01-08). Steelworkers union conspires with auto parts maker Dana to keep workers on the line despite mass infection. wsws.org As of Friday morning, at least 140 workers at the plant were out sick, and a worker whose wife tested positive was allegedly instructed by management to report to work.

Dr. Pascal Sacré (2022-01-08). The COVID-19 RT-PCR Test: How to Mislead All Humanity. Using a "Test" To Lock Down Society. globalresearch.ca The misuse of the RT-PCR technique is used as an intentional strategy by some governments, supported by scientific safety councils and by the dominant media, to justify the violation of a large number of constitutional rights, the destruction of the economy with the bankruptcy of entire active sectors of society,…

Marzieh Rahmani (2022-01-08). Iran Mission to UN reacts to US newspaper's hostile article. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jan. 08 (MNA) — In reaction to an article published by an American newspaper, Iran Permanent Mission to UN said that encouraging leaders to initiate war, amid serious diplomatic talks, are in violation of the principles of International Law.

WSWS (2022-01-08). An open letter to all South Asian workers: The pandemic must be ended and lives saved in 2022! wsws.org In terms of its cost in human lives, the pandemic ranks among the greatest tragedies in the history of South Asia and in particular India.

Indybay (2022-01-08). Thursday 1/20: The Future of Reproductive Justice: With Roe v. Wade in Peril, What Comes Next? indybay.org Online event…

Hyeseon Jeong (2022-01-08). Australia's systemic migrant labour exploitation exposed. greenleft.org.au Much has been said about the rampant exploitation of migrant workers in Australia but the Migrant Workers Centre has data showing it is even worse. Hyeseon Jeong reports.

Editor (2022-01-08). Affordable Child Care Is the Boost Our Economy Needs. scheerpost.com [ By 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.

Marzieh Rahmani (2022-01-08). ISIL suicide bomber killed by Iraqi security forces. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jan. 08 (MNA) — Iraqi security forces have managed to neutralize a terrorist operation, killing a suicide bomber who was planning to carry out a terrorist operation in northern Baghdad…

Marzieh Rahmani (2022-01-08). VIDEO: Showering flowers at crash site of Flight 752 Tragedy. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jan. 08 (MNA) — The footage shows that flowers are being showered at the crash site of the Ukrainian plane in the presence of families of the victims in southern Tehran province.

Staff (2022-01-08). President plans to shut 'Door to Hell'. rt.com The burning gas crater in the Karakum Desert has been one of Turkmenistan's main tourist attractions | Turkmen President Gurbanguly Berdymuhamedov has ordered his government to find a way of extinguishing an infernal-looking gas crater that has been burning in the Karakum desert for the past 50 years. | The crater located near the village of Darvaza, some 270km from Turkmenistan's capital of Ashgabat, is officially called 'The Radiance of Karakum', but the locals usually refer to it as 'The Door to Hell'. | The 60-meter-wide pit is man-made, formed as the result of a ground collapse during gas exploration back…

WSWS (2022-01-08). Teachers and students denounce nightmarish conditions as Omicron rips through US schools and colleges. wsws.org Thousands of teachers around the country are staging sickouts in defiance of the unsafe reopening of schools throughout the US.

WSWS (2022-01-08). Letter from a supplemental autoworker on 12-hour shifts at Warren Truck Assembly Plant. wsws.org A worker describes intolerable conditions at the plant, including long hours and lack of COVID safety measures.

Zahra Mirzafarjouyan (2022-01-08). Iran firm working to produce cochlear implant internal part. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jan. 08 (MNA) — An Iranian knowledge-based company is doing research and developing work to produce the internal unit of the electronic device that partially restores hearing.

KARA (2022-01-08). Thursday 1/27: From Resolutions to Well Being: Exploring Ways of Honoring Our Grief in the New Year. indybay.org

WSWS (2022-01-08). US pressure mounts over Solomon Islands' relations with China. wsws.org A Wall Street Journal editorial reminded its readers of the 1942 Battle of Guadalcanal, which, it stated, "proved the critical importance of the Solomon Islands for Pacific security."

Franc Contreras (2022-01-08). Mexico sees record numbers of asylum seekers in 2021. america.cgtn.com Natural disasters and political turmoil in Latin America led to a huge number of people fleeing their homelands in 2021. Many, hoping to reach the United States, are passing through Mexico. Officials there say record numbers of migrants are seeking asylum.

WSWS (2022-01-08). Australian state government considers forcing unvaccinated COVID patients to pay for hospital care. wsws.org Unvaccinated persons, currently less than 6 percent of adults in NSW, are being scapegoated for large outbreaks, with claims that they are taking up a disproportionate amount of healthcare resources.

sputniknews (2022-01-08). Criminal Case Against Ex-NY Gov. Andrew Cuomo Formally Dismissed. sputniknews.com According to an investigation from the New York attorney general, concluded in August, former Governor Andrew Cuomo sexually harassed and acted inappropriately towards at least 11 women. Attempts to criminally prosecute followed from several attorneys, but there is reportedly no evidence to substantiate the accusations.

sputniknews (2022-01-08). Ye & Jared Kushner Cozy up at Casual Dinner in Miami – Photo. sputniknews.com West, 44, and Trump's former senior advisor, 40, were seen at the Italian restaurant, Carbone in Miami Beach. According to the rapper, the two discussed books.

sputniknews (2022-01-08). Biden Addresses Colorado's Recent Wildfires, Response Measures. sputniknews.com Given the number of homes and other structures lost or damaged, the fire, which broke out on December 30 and stretched 24 square kilometers, is the most catastrophic in state history.

It's Going Down (2022-01-08). This Is America #156: Students & Workers Stage Walkouts as Omicron Surges; FBI Surveilled Portland Protests; One Year Since J6. itsgoingdown.org Welcome, to This Is America, January 7th, 2021. On today's episode, we first bring you an audio report from a New Year's Eve noise demo in so-called Tucson, Arizona, where in the past year, at least 10 people have died in the local jail. People rallied outside of the facility, playing music, making noise, shooting…

Staff (2022-01-08). Instituto de Geofísica y Astronomía anuncia inauguración de Observatorio cubano-ruso. cubadebate.cu Gracias al convenio de colaboración con el Instituto de Astronomía Aplicada (IPA) y el Instituto de Astronomía (INASAN), ambos de la Academia de Ciencias de Rusia, el Instituto de Geofísica y Astronomía de Cuba alberga en una pequeña construcción coronada por una cúpula blanca automatizada el nuevo Observatorio cubano-ruso, cuya inauguración tendrá lugar el próximo 14 de enero, en saludo al día de la Ciencia Cubana.

Staff (2022-01-08). El día que La Habana abrazó a los rebeldes triunfantes. cubadebate.cu "Todos los sonidos de la ciudad se unieron al vocerío de las muchedumbres: las sirenas de los barcos, las campanas de las iglesias, las bocinas de los autos, los silbatos de las fábricas… La garganta del pueblo enronquecía en un grito: °Viva Fidel! °Viva Cuba Libre! °Viva la Revolución!"

Brennan Center, LCCHR, Fair Fight, AVL (2022-01-08). Monday 1/10: 2022 Voting Rights State of Play: Taking Action to Protect the Vote. indybay.org Online event…

Mark Niu (2022-01-08). Eye-catching tech at CES 2022. america.cgtn.com The world's largest personal electronics show continues in Las Vegas. While some major companies pulled out, there are still thousands of others doing their best to carve out a new path in the tech world, no matter how small or large their device.

WSWS (2022-01-08). An open letter to workers in Australia: Join the global fight to end the pandemic and save lives in 2022! wsws.org The homicidal policies of the ruling classes everywhere are finding stark expression in Australia, where governments have completely abandoned previous mitigation measures and are presiding over an unparalleled increase in COVID-19 infections.

WSWS (2022-01-08). Rank-and-file Canadian educators to hold emergency meeting this Sunday to fight for COVID-19 elimination strategy. wsws.org The Trudeau Liberal government and its provincial counterparts let Omicron run rampant although it was known to be much more infectious and resistant to vaccines.

Ankan Mukherjee Das, Rajiv Janardhanan (2022-01-08). [Correspondence] Strengthening the reporting of stillbirths globally. thelancet.com In their excellent Article, Lucia Hug and colleagues1 systematically assessed about two decades of stillbirth estimates acquired from national administrative records of 195 countries and report an alarming trend that demands expeditious action, if the Every Newborn Action Plan target of reducing stillbirths to fewer than 12 per 1000 is to be achieved by 2030.2…

Rabbi Hillel Handler (2022-01-08). Stop the Covid Holocaust! Open Letter. globalresearch.ca

Nav Persaud, Muhamad Ally, Hannah Woods, Aine Workentin, Nancy N Baxter, Andrew Boozary, Quinn Grundy, Aisha Lofters, Kwame McKenzie, Andrew Pinto, Holger J Schàºnemann, Sharon Straus (2022-01-08). [Correspondence] Racialised people in clinical guideline panels. thelancet.com Clinical practice guidelines can include recommendations with important implications for health equity; therefore, guideline panels should comprise individuals positioned to make relevant recommendations, including those that reflect the diversity of the priority population.1 Women are under-represented in guideline panels, and, although the inclusion of racialised people in guideline panels has received less attention, racialised clinicians are discriminated against in training and hiring.2—4 We determined the extent to which guideline panels included racialised people and women.

Marzieh Rahmani (2022-01-08). Rahmon felicitates 30th anniv. of Tajikistan-Iran relations. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jan. 08 (MNA) — In a message to Iranian President Ebrahim Raeisi, Tajik President Emomali Rahmon congratulates the 30th anniversary of Tajikistan-Iran diplomatic ties, expressing hope that the relations will be developed in various areas.

Reproductive Justice SF (2022-01-08). 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…

Mary Triny Mena (2022-01-08). Venezuela adapts to cryptocurrencies. america.cgtn.com Cryptocurrencies as a payment method are gaining ground in Latin America, but one country stands out among them. Venezuela's economic crisis has pushed many citizens to turn to cryptos to preserve their weakened incomes.

Staff (2022-01-08). Estudio revela que los perros pueden identificar entre idiomas humanos familiares y ajenos. cubadebate.cu Además, a partir de un conjunto de patrones de actividad específicos para el lenguaje encontrados en la corteza auditiva secundaria, el estudio descubrió que los perros son capaces de distinguir entre dos idiomas. Se trata de la primera muestra de que un cerebro no humano es capaz de diferenciar entre idiomas distintos.

Staff (2022-01-08). Gunmen kill at least 140 people in NW Nigeria. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jan. 08 (MNA) — Gunmen known locally as "bandits" killed at least 140 people in multiple raids this week in northwest Nigeria, four residents told Saturday, but there was no official confirmation.

Anouk J W Gulpen, Joep A W Teijink (2022-01-08). [Clinical Picture] Pectoralis minor muscle causes venous thoracic outlet syndrome: visualised using venography. thelancet.com A 50-year-old man attended our specialised clinic reporting swelling, paraesthesia, discolouration, and fatigue in both arms while doing physical activity. The patient said the problem was particularly bad when lifting objects above his shoulders; his right side was worse than his left.

California Department of Parks, Recreation (2022-01-08). 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…

Zahra Mirzafarjouyan (2022-01-08). Too soon to say whether or not there will be deal in Vienna. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jan. 08 (MNA) — As the new round of Vienna talks on the removal of US sanctions continues, a member of the Iranian negotiating team said that it's still too soon to say whether or not there will be a deal as it's up to the other side.

WSWS (2022-01-08). Colorado grocery workers prepare for three-week strike against King Soopers supermarket chain. wsws.org At 5: 00 a.m. on January 12, 8,400 supermarket workers will strike at 78 stores in Eastern Colorado.

Global Research News (2022-01-08). After FDA says it can release COVID-19 vaccine data by 2097, federal judge orders all info to be shared this year. globalresearch.ca Report by TheBlaze.com | The

Marzieh Rahmani (2022-01-08). Iran, P4+1 working group hold meeting on sanctions removal. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jan. 08 (MNA) — The delegations of Iran and the 4+1 group, participating in the Vienna talks, formed a working group to discuss ways to remove sanctions against Tehran in Cuberg Hotel.

The Lancet (2022-01-08). [Editorial] Children and adolescents deserve a better future. thelancet.com In January, 2020, we announced a Lancet campaign on child and adolescent health. Our intention was to refocus on child mortality, and on the recognition that adolescents matter in global health, at a time when progress had stalled or in some cases reversed amid changing political and environmental circumstances. Little did we know then what the next 2 years would bring.

Susan Price (2022-01-08). Sudan: Protests demand end to military rule. greenleft.org.au "No negotiation, no partnership, no legitimacy" is the new slogan of the mass protests in Sudan against military rule, reports Susan Price.

Morteza Ahmadi Al Hashem (2022-01-08). Iran to export 110-MW electricity to Afghanistan: official. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jan. 08 (MNA) — A senior advisor to Iran's Minister of Energy for International Affairs said that the country will export 110 megawatts of electricity to neighboring Afghanistan in the current year.

WSWS (2022-01-08). Educators and parents denounce UK education unions over unsafe schools. wsws.org The National Education Union has worked to keep schools open throughout the pandemic. It now makes the lying claim that it organised the mobilisation of teachers and shutdown of schools last January, at the height of the pandemic.

Florence CGTN (2022-01-08). Omicron brings fresh woes to recovering hotel industry. america.cgtn.com Hotels in New York say the surge in cases of the COVID-19 Omicron variant led to mass cancellations over the holiday season. Some hotels are also struggling to recruit staff in the face of a national labor shortage. But industry leaders say the situation is still …

Black is Black Coalition (2022-01-08). Saturday 1/8: Deepening the Struggle Against Colonialism w/ BIBC. indybay.org Online event…

WSWS (2022-01-08). Republic Services mobilizes scab labor against striking workers. wsws.org Striking sanitation workers in San Diego County voted to reject a management offer, defying the company's threat to bring in strikebreakers.

Lucia Hug, Danzhen You, Hannah Blencowe, Allisyn C Moran, Leontine Alkema (2022-01-08). [Correspondence] Strengthening the reporting of stillbirths globally — Authors' reply. thelancet.com We appreciate the comments by Olga Joos and colleagues, in response to our Article,1 on prioritising stillbirth reporting and registration within civil registration and vital statistics system strengthening efforts. Improving data collection and data quality in low-income and middle-income countries (LMICs) is key since far too many of these countries have very scarce or no quality data on stillbirths. Integrating stillbirths in the vital registration process will allow us to produce better and more timely estimates of the risk of stillbirth and analyse inequities at the subnational level.

WSWS (2022-01-08). More details emerge about the causes of Philadelphia row house fire which killed a dozen people. wsws.org The row house fire that occurred Wednesday morning in an upscale Philadelphia neighborhood reveals the harsh conditions working class residents throughout the city face.

Cynthia Papermaster (2022-01-08). Tuesday 1/11: Rally & Press Conference to Close Guantanamo; 20 yrs of detention and torture. indybay.org Dianne Feinstein's Office, One Post, above Montgomery St. BART…

WSWS (2022-01-08). COVID-19 surges in Thailand, amid mounting Omicron cases. wsws.org Despite health warnings about the dangers posed by positive Omicron cases, the government eased restrictions ahead of the New Year celebrations to appease sections of big business.

Editor (2022-01-08). Ralph Nader: What Are Torts? They're Everywhere! scheerpost.com [ By Ralph Nader | Editor's note: This article first appeared February 20, 2019. | What exposed the Tobacco industry's carcinogenic cover-up? The lethal asbestos industry cover-up? The General Motors' deadly ignition switch defect cover-up? The Catholic Church's pedophile scandal? All kinds of toxic waste poisonings? | Not the state legislatures of our country. Not Congress. Not the regulatory agencies of our federal or state governments. These abuses and other wrongs were exposed by lawsuits brought by individuals or groups of afflicted…

Prof Michel Chossudovsky (2022-01-08). "Covid Ethnic Cleansing": The Vaccinated vs. the Unvaccinated: Those Who Refuse the Vaccine and the "Official" Covid-19 Narrative are Categorized as "Psychopaths" globalresearch.ca Note: | First published on August 26, 2020. Author's Note | This …

WSWS (2022-01-08). Spanish authorities to cut COVID-19 reporting as cases explode. wsws.org The PSOE-Podemos government has made clear that it plans to take no action to protect the health and lives of the Spanish people, embracing a fascistic policy of "herd immunity."

Todd Steiner (2022-01-08). 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.

WSWS (2022-01-08). Capitalism's perpetual pandemic. wsws.org The US government and media are demanding that COVID-19 become the "new normal," legitimizing mass death in perpetuity.

Angela (2022-01-08). Saturday 1/8: Free virtual screening of the documentary film "My Haifa" indybay.org

Morteza Ahmadi Al Hashem (2022-01-08). Baghdad takes over 50 ISIL terrorists from Damascus. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jan. 08 (MNA) — Iraqi security officials on Saturday took over 50 Iraqi citizens who were accused of being members of ISIS terrorist group, from Syria on Saturday.

WSWS (2022-01-08). US health staff forced to work while infected with COVID-19. wsws.org An ED nurse in Florida: "I pray that I don't have to work a code or do chest compressions because I don't want to fail my patient in delivering poor CPR because I'm barely able to breathe myself."

Marzieh Rahmani (2022-01-08). Iran FM meets representatives of religious monitories. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jan. 08 (MNA) — Iranian Foreign Minister met and held talks with leaders of monotheistic religions as well as the religious monitories in the Iranian Parliament on Saturday.

sputniknews (2022-01-08). NY Prosecutors Release Video of Man Burned to Death After Officer Used Taser. sputniknews.com A resident of New York died after he burst into flames due to a sanitizer he poured on himself shortly before the police used a Taser to calm him.

Morteza Ahmadi Al Hashem (2022-01-08). Saudi official holds meeting with US envoy in Vienna. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jan. 08 (MNA) — Saudi news sources reported that Saudi representatives in international organizations based in Vienna Abdullah bin Khalid met and held talks with the US Special Representative for Iran Robert Malley on Friday.

Richard Horton (2022-01-08). [Comment] Offline: The origins story—towards a Deep Ecology. thelancet.com Whatever the precise origins of SARS-CoV-2, one doesn't have to wait for the definitive source of COVID-19 to be identified before important lessons are learned—lessons that the global health community presently seems to be ignoring. There are four immediate priorities. First, countries must strengthen public health surveillance to deliver a globally robust early warning system for pneumonias of unknown aetiology. The Independent Panel for Pandemic Preparedness and Response, chaired by Helen Clark and Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, made this recommendation in their May, 2021 report to the World Health Assembly.

sputniknews (2022-01-08). Saudi Media Ministry Hires Former Producer for US Anchor Katie Couric for PR Campaign. sputniknews.com A former producer for US news anchor Katie Couric has taken a new job with Saudi Arabia's Ministry of Media, according to a disclosure filed with the US Department of Justice.

Mary Porter Sesnon Art Gallery (2022-01-08). Wednesday 1/19: Just Futures: Black Quantum Futurism, Arthur Jafa, and Martine Syms. indybay.org Mary Porter Sesnon Art Gallery, UC Santa Cruz…

Editor (2022-01-08). Chris Hedges and Mark Rudd Discuss Self Destructive Forces on the Left. scheerpost.com The Weather Underground, a clandestine revolutionary organization that carried out a wave of bombings in the 1970s, was seen by Hedges' father and other clergy members who were involved in Vietnam anti-war protests as one of the most self-destructive forces on the left. These members of the clergy, many of whom, including Hedges' father, were World War II veterans, had often became ministers because of their experiences in the war. They understood the poison of violence. One of the most prominent leaders of Clergy and Laymen Concerned About Vietnam (CALCAV), to which Hedges' father belonged, was the Catholi…

Staff (2022-01-08). 'Free speech' platform accused of censoring critics. rt.com A popular 'free speech' social network has faced repeated allegations of censorship, with many users expressing concern over its links to a Chinese billionaire | Gettr, a conservative free speech Twitter alternative led by a former adviser to ex-US President Donald Trump, has been accused of censoring users who criticize the platform and one of its backers. | The site — which has managed to draw users as big as podcast host Joe Rogan with its free speech claims — sparked accusations of hypocrisy after it banned several users, including controversial right-wing political commentator Nick Fuentes. | Fu…

League of Women Voters (2022-01-08). Wednesday 1/26: Supreme Court in 2022: Future of Abortion Rights, Voting Rights & Gun Control w/ LWV. indybay.org Online event…

Prof Michel Chossudovsky (2022-01-08). Bombshell Document Dump on Pfizer Vaccine Data. globalresearch.ca What is contained in Pfizer's confidential report is detailed evidence on the impacts of the "vaccine" on mortality and morbidity. This data which emanates from the Horse's Mouth can be used to confront as well formulate legal procedures against Big Pharma, the governments, the WHO and the media.

Sharmila Devi (2022-01-08). [World Report] Humanitarian need in 2022. thelancet.com An estimated 1 in 29 people worldwide will need humanitarian assistance in 2022. Sharmila Devi looks ahead to the major hotspots and issues in the coming year.

Staff (2022-01-08). US expulsion of region least revenge for martyr Soleimani. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jan. 08 (MNA) — The expulsion of the US and global arrogance from the region is the least revenge for the assassination of General Soleimani, said a top military aide to the Leader of the Islamic Revolution.

WSWS (2022-01-08). US hospitalizations for COVID-19 rapidly closing in on pandemic high. wsws.org Despite the inundation of health systems across the country, the White House has made clear it intends to stay the course demanding schools and businesses remain open.

Michael Welch (2022-01-08). A Look Back at 2021: The Good, the Bad and the Censored. globalresearch.ca

Khubaka, Michael Harris (2022-01-08). Tuesday 1/18: National Day of Racial Healing – California State Capitol. indybay.org California State Capitol | Sacramento, CA…

Matthew J.L. Ehret (2022-01-08). What Does America Stand to Gain by Surrounding Russia with Missiles? dissidentvoice.org This article was first published in the print and online edition of the Washington Times' Cross Talk with Dr. Edward Lozansky. In the wake of the December 31 phone call between Presidents Biden and Putin, two very different perceptions of reality were brought into conflict which we can only pray will be resolved in the …

Zahra Mirzafarjouyan (2022-01-08). Payman Maadi among 2022 Sundance Film Festival jury members. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jan. 08 (MNA) — Iranian actor Payman Maadi has been selected as one of the jury members in the 2022 Sundance Film Festival in the US.

WSWS (2022-01-08). India reports first Omicron death as daily infections surge past 100,000. wsws.org Despite a sudden and massive rise in cases, the Indian government is not ready to enforce a lockdown to break the chain of COVID-19 infections.

Zahra Mirzafarjouyan (2022-01-08). Explosion in China's Chongqing kills at least 16. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jan. 08 (MNA) — A building housing a canteen in Chongqing in China's southwest collapsed on Friday after an explosion suspected to have been caused by a gas leak, killing at least 16.

WSWS (2022-01-08). US Supreme Court hears challenge to Biden administration vaccine mandates. wsws.org In arguments before the Supreme Court Friday, conservative justices appeared ready to block a vaccine mandate for large employers issued by the Biden administration.

Morteza Ahmadi Al Hashem (2022-01-08). River spurs severe flooding in Washington. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jan. 08 (MNA) — An intense atmospheric river has bombarded the Pacific Northwest with heavy precipitation since Thursday, causing serious inland and coastal flooding in Washington state.

WSWS (2022-01-08). Workers Struggles: Asia and New Zealand. wsws.org India: Tamil Nadu sanitation workers protest outsourcing of jobs; Kerala government doctors protest pay anomalies; New Zealand casino workers strike on New Year's Eve…

_____ (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'.

Staff (2022-01-07). Order 'mainly restored,' dozens killed & Baikonur terror threat level raised: Latest developments in Kazakhstan. rt.com The sixth day of crisis in Kazakhstan saw some stabilization as peacekeeping forces supported local security services | Constitutional order was "mainly restored" in Kazakhstan on Friday, according to president Kassym-Jomart Tokayev. However, the spate of unrest is seemingly far from over, with almost 4,000 people detained and dozens killed. | Mass protests in Kazakhstan began on January 2, prompted by public discontent with a sharp increase in prices for liquefied petroleum gas. The unrest quickly spread, turning violent in some places, including the largest city; the former capital Almaty. | Security forces…

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.

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.

sputniknews (2022-01-07). White House, Western Media Shift Gears as Kazakhstan's Tokayev Gets 'Russian-Backed Strongman' Label. sputniknews.com From Venezuela to Ethiopia, countries targeted for regime change by Washington inevitably see their leaders labeled as "strongmen" backed by "dictators" in Russia or China. The recent deployment of this term for Kazakh President Kasym-Jomart Tokayev as the US declares its innocence in destructive riots is thus a dark sign of times to come.

sputniknews (2022-01-07). UN Spokesperson Says Killing of Police, Protesters in Kazakhstan 'Unacceptable'. sputniknews.com UNITED NATIONS (Sputnik) – The United Nations views the killing of demonstrators and police officers in Kazakhstan's protests as unacceptable, UN spokesperson Stephane Dujarric said on Friday.

Staff (2022-01-07). Why did Russia-led military bloc intervene in Kazakhstan? rt.com Five CSTO allies sent peacekeeping forces at Nur-Sultan's request as it deals with mass unrest | A peacekeeping mission of the Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO) has been deployed to Kazakhstan as the nation struggles to control street violence. Here are the goals and the scope of the multinational mission. | What is the CSTO, exactly? | The security bloc, which is made up of six former Soviet states — Armenia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Russia, and Tajikistan — was formed in 1992, following the collapse of the Soviet Union. With the Red Army consigned to history, the CSTO took on t…

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.

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.

Rick Rozoff (2022-01-07). Updates on crisis in Kazakhstan. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com TASS: Kazakhstan is facing armed act of aggression well prepared and coordinated by perpetrators and terrorist groups trained outside the country — president Trend News Agency: Kazakh president claims some violent perpetrators spoke foreign languages Belarusian Telegraph Agency: Kazakhstan is another attempt to attack post-Soviet states along perimeter of Russia. They need to drown Russia …

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.

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…

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…

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.

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…

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…

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.

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.

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.

sputniknews (2022-01-07). 'Coincidence?' US, Foreign NGOs May Have Played Key Role in Social Unrest in Kazakhstan, Expert Says. sputniknews.com WASHINGTON (Sputnik) – Generous funding from international non-government organizations (NGOs) and the US government has played a key role in the social unrest that has gripped Kazakhstan in recent days, Executive Vice President of Eurasia Group Earl Rasmussen told Sputnik on Friday.

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…

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…

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.

Staff (2022-01-07). 'Father of Kazakh hip-hop' shot dead. rt.com Film director and musician was killed by gunfire during protests as looters tried to hijack a car he was in | Influential Kazakh hip-hop artist Saken Bitayev has been killed in the city of Almaty amid unrest that has engulfed the country for a week. A friend confirmed his death in a Facebook post. | On Friday, Daniyar Adilbekov "Yesterday in Almaty robbers shot my friend Saken Bitayev. The bullet struc…

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…

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.

Rick Rozoff (2022-01-07). Ukrainian military intelligence forms "territorial defense volunteer" force. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com Defense Intelligence Agency tells how it will form territorial defense units The Defense Intelligence Agency of the Ministry of Defense of Ukraine told how the territorial defense units will be formed…. "The basis of volunteer formations of territorial communities will be citizens of Ukraine who have served in the Armed Forces of Ukraine, other military …

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.

Rick Rozoff (2022-01-07). NATO's 30 FMs threaten Russia over Ukraine, Georgia, Moldova, Finland, Sweden. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com NATO Foreign Ministers held an extraordinary virtual meeting on Friday (7 January 2022) to discuss Russia's continued military build-up in and around Ukraine, and the implications for European security. Speaking following the meeting, NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said, "Russia's aggressive actions seriously undermine the security order in Europe. NATO remains committed to our dual-track …

Staff (2022-01-07). Is Putin set on conquering Europe at any cost? rt.com By imagining Russia to be uniquely evil, Western commentators misread its every move | The new year has begun in much the same way as the old one ended: with predictions that Russia could invade Ukraine before the snow melts. Behind these as-yet-unfulfilled prophecies, however, are some fairly shaky assumptions. | There are two factors behind any potential threat: capability and intention. There is little doubt that Russia has at its disposal the military force required to invade Ukraine. The question is whether it intends to do so. Underpinning the widespread belief that it does is an assumption that Russia i…

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.

Rick Rozoff (2022-01-07). NATO chief after extraordinary FMs meeting: Russia's aggressive actions seriously undermine the security order in Europe. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com Opening remarks by NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg at the start of the extraordinary meeting of NATO Ministers of Foreign Affairs We will address Russia's continued military build-up in and around Ukraine,And the implications for European security. NATO's position is clear. We call on Russia to de-escalate and withdraw its forces and take the path …

Rick Rozoff (2022-01-07). Ukrainian General Staff ready to implement general mobilization, martial law. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com Armed Forces General Staff Ready For General Mobilization In Ukraine In Case Of Full-Scale Russian Attack The General Staff of the Ukrainian Armed Forces is ready to conduct a general or partial mobilization of troops in Ukraine if Russia launches a full-scale attack at the end of January…. *** The information agency also asked the …

Rick Rozoff (2022-01-07). NATO chief coordinates anti-Russian moves with Finnish, Swedish heads of state. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com Stoltenberg, Swedish, Finnish leaders discuss situation around Ukraine NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg has said he had phone calls with Finnish President Sauli Niinisto and Swedish Prime Minister Magdalena Andersson to discuss a build-up of Russian forces around Ukraine. "I spoke with President Sauli Niinisto about the security situation in Europe and Russia's build-up in …

Rick Rozoff (2022-01-07). Blinken: Russia invaded Georgia and Ukraine, poses military threat to Moldova. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com NATO did not invade Georgia and Ukraine, Russia did — Secretary Blinken US Secretary of State Antony Blinken and Minister of Foreign Affairs of Germany, Annalena Baerbock, held a joint press conference. Secretary of State was asked about Russia's recently increased demands of guarantees on NATO's eastward non-expansion and his expectations from the upcoming US-Russia …

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…

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.

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?>

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 …

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

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…

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."

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.

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/…

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/…

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.

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/…

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

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…

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."

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…

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/…

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/…

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.

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…

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…

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/…

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…

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…

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.

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…

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…

sputniknews (2022-01-07). Trump Slams Dems' Jan 6 Commemorations as 'Phony Event', Compares Biden to 'Insecure Dictators'. sputniknews.com In an email sent earlier, the ex-POTUS slammed Democrats for "using his name to try to further divide America," as his political opponents, including President Biden, also used their commemoration speeches to accuse Trump of instigating last year's Capitol riot.

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 …

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.

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

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.

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