2022-01-09: News Headlines

TASS (2022-01-09). CSTO showed 'remarkable unity' in response to Kazakhstan developments – envoy. tass.com According to Alexey Borodavkin, the CSTO acted efficiently and quickly…

sputniknews (2022-01-09). US Veteran: Russia Not Bluffing and Has 'All Options on the Table' for Security Talks With US & NATO. sputniknews.com Tensions are rising ahead of Russia's negotiations with the US and NATO over its security proposals, according to Mark Sleboda, a US military veteran and international affairs and security analyst, who believes that the latest sudden outburst of violence in Kazakhstan is by no means a coincidence.

TASS (2022-01-09). CSTO peacekeepers to stay in Kazakhstan until situation stabilizes – commander. tass.com They are protecting the important military, state and social facilities in Almaty and adjacent areas, Andrey Serdyukov said…

TASS (2022-01-09). Over 30 international flights to be operated in Kazakhstan on Sunday, ministry reports. tass.com The ministry said earlier that Air Astana carrier was gradually restarting flights after access to the Internet had been partially restored…

TASS (2022-01-09). Sberbank resumes operations in Kazakhstan, press service reports. tass.com Also, the decision was taken to abolish fines and penalty fees on loans for legal entities and individuals until the end of January 2022…

TASS (2022-01-09). Situation in all regions of Kazakhstan stabilized, reports Interior Ministry. tass.com The anti-terrorist operation to restore law and order in the country continues…

_____ (2022-01-09). The Worse the Better — How Twitter Views Kazakhstan. strategic-culture.org By Paul ROBINSON | Various commentators have suggested that I write something about recent events in Kazakhstan. I've been loath to do so since my knowledge of the country is very limited, but there are some interesting things to say about what others have been writing on the topic, particularly concerning how it all relates to Russia. Notably, a certain part of the online commentariat has been keen to express indignation that Russia has "invaded" Kazakhstan to suppress a "democratic revolution". | The rapid spread of violence in Kazakhstan generated hopes in some circles that the mob would topple the "regime" an…

sputniknews (2022-01-09). More Than 20 Armed People Arrested in Kazakh Almaty Region, Police Say. sputniknews.com MOSCOW (Sputnik) – More than 20 armed people have been arrested in the Almaty region of Kazakhstan, with 40 weapons seized, a local police department said on Sunday.

TASS (2022-01-09). CSTO United Staff's task force sent to Kazakhstan, says organization. tass.com

Staff (2022-01-09). Kazakhstan security summit set for Monday. rt.com The Russian-led CSTO security bloc earlier deployed peacekeepers to the Central Asian country | Leaders from the member states of the CSTO Security Council, which unites Russia and five former Soviet nations, will hold a virtual conference on the turbulent situation in Kazakhstan on Monday, the Kremlin has confirmed. | The date of the online talks between the leaders of Russia, Armenia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, and Tajikistan was first announced by the office of Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan, who currently chairs the Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO). | Later on Sunday, it was co…

TASS (2022-01-09). CSTO peacekeepers protect strategic facilities in Kazakhstan – president's press service. tass.com Law enforcement agencies and the armed forces are taking measures to restore law and order in the country…

_____ (2022-01-09). Kazakhstan: Another Western-Ordered 'Maidan' in the Making? strategic-culture.org Nur-Sultan's greatest challenge is removing self-interested foreign elements that are agitating on behalf of regional chaos. | Washington denies that the West played an active role in the massive protests that have engulfed the former Soviet republic of Kazakhstan. Yet the overall orchestration of the strife, in addition to the curious timing, points to some level of foreign intrigue. | "In politics, nothing happens by accident," former U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt once remarked on the question of coincidences in political life. "If it happens, you can bet it was planned that way." | And nowhere are coinc…

TASS (2022-01-09). Putin to take part in CSTO Collective Security Council meeting on January 10 – Kremlin. tass.com The meeting will discuss the situation in the Republic of Kazakhstan and measures to normalize it…

TASS (2022-01-09). National Bank of Kazakhstan to suspend operation of exchange offices. tass.com

TASS (2022-01-09). Virtual summit of CSTO on Kazakhstan planned for January 10 – Kremlin spokesman. tass.com Earlier, the press service of Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan reported that the video conference on the developments in Kazakhstan was planned for January 10…

TASS (2022-01-09). Over 120 domestic flights cancelled in Kazakhstan on Sunday – Ministry of Industry. tass.com Overall, 224 flights were scheduled for January 9, 2022…

TASS (2022-01-09). Kyrgyzstan protests over detention of its national in Kazakhstan – security chief. tass.com Kyrgyzstan have sent a note to Kazakhstan…

TASS (2022-01-09). Almost 6,000 people detained during unrest in Kazakhstan – president's press service. tass.com 125 criminal cases have been launched…

Marzieh Rahmani (2022-01-09). Situation in all regions of Kazakhstan stabilized: report. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jan. 09 (MNA) — The situation in all regions of Kazakhstan hit by unrest has been stabilized, Acting Interior Minister Yerlan Turgumbayev said in a statement circulated on Sunday.

teleSUR (2022-01-09). Kazakh President Declares Jan. 10 National Day of Mourning. telesurenglish.net "In connection with the death of people as a result of terrorist acts committed in the Republic of Kazakhstan, it is declared that January 10, 2022, will be that nationwide mourning day," according to the decree released on Saturday. | RELATED: | Violent protests sparked by fuel price hikes have been rocking Kazakhstan for several days, leading to multiple deaths and many injuries. Around 5,000 people have been reporte…

ecns.cn (2022-01-09). Kazakhstan eyes post-riot restoration as situation stabilizes. ecns.cn Kazakhstan will pay special attention to normalizing life across the country as chaos caused by days of violent protests is easing.

TASS (2022-01-09). Over 1,300 injured amid unrest in Kazakhstan. tass.com And 16 law enforcement officers killed…

TASS (2022-01-09). Death toll from Kazakhstan unrest amounts to 164, TV channel cites health ministry. tass.com According to the Ministry of Health, 103 people have died in Almaty since riots hit Kazakhstan…

In Defense of Liberation! (2022-01-09). Western Leftists, the Need for Action, and Other Questions with Henry Hakamà§ki (cohost of Guerrilla History Podcast). anchor.fm In this episode I had cohost of Guerrilla History Podcast, Henry Hakamà§ki, to discuss quite a few things. We started by discussing some of the great conversations and lessons Henry himself has been able to take from the episodes they have done with guests such as Comrade Joma (Jose Maria Sison), Vijay Prashad, Immanuel Ness, Gerald Horne, and plenty of other incredible guests, and how folks need to be taking these conversations and using them to guide their actions, not simply consume them and become self-absorbed in "self-knowledge". Information and education is meant to be shared, used, and operated with…

Editor (2022-01-09). Ill-treatment of Stan Swamy in jail should 'shake foundation of democracy': Fellow prisoner. mronline.org Iklakh Rahim Shaikh, who spent time with the Jesuit priest in Taloja jail, says while "VIP prisoners" get access to all kinds of facilities, prisoners like Swamy are denied even the most basic rights.

Demand Justice & Move On (2022-01-09). Tuesday 1/11: The Plan to Protect Our Democracy: Tackling Filibuster, Voting Rights, Expanding SCOTUS. indybay.org Online via Zoom…

Peter Maiden (2022-01-09). January 6 Commemoration in Fresno. indybay.org 75 people came out to Fresno's City Hall to commemorate one year since the January 6, 2021 insurrection in Washington D.C.

Staff (2022-01-09). Demonstration in San Mateo on Anniversary of U.S. Capitol Insurrection. indybay.org photos by Jim Colton, Probonophoto.org | please credit the photographer…

Pat kunstenaar (2022-01-09). Pt. Reyes Station Protests January 6 Insurrection. indybay.org

City Lights Booksellers & Publishers (2022-01-09). Thursday 1/20: Insurrection: Rebellion, Civil Rights, and the Paradoxical State of Black Citizenship. indybay.org Online via Zoom…

TASS (2022-01-09). Situation in Almaty relatively calm during the night, warning shots still heard – TV. tass.com Earlier, the administration of the Almaty Region said the situation was under control, but the highest level of terrorist threat remained in place…

New Atlas (2022-01-09). From Summits to Boycotts — America's Waning Influence. newatlas.report January 9, 2022 (Brian Berletic — NEO) — 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, …

editor (2022-01-09). January 6th Remembrance Vigil Photos from Walnut Creek. indybay.org Photos by David Rowland/ProBonoPhoto | See link…

editor (2022-01-09). Photos from January 6 Remembrance Protest in Oakland. indybay.org Oakland vigil and protest among many in Bay Area.

Lynda Carson (2022-01-09). 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.

Leon Kunstenaar (2022-01-09). San Francisco Remembers January 6th With Protest and Rally. indybay.org Accountability from treasonous politicians demanded…

Editor2 (2022-01-09). Wet'suwet'en Water Protectors Vow to Continue Struggle after Announcing Strategic Retreat. orinocotribune.com By Anish R M — Jan 6, 2021 | In the face of another crackdown by the RCMP, anti-pipeline Wet'suwet'en protesters have retreated from Coyote Camp | In an announcement on January 4, the activists of the Indigenous Wet'suwet'en tribe in British Columbia, Canada, have stated they are staging a "strategic retreat". Water protectors who have been resisting the construction of the Coastal GasLink (CGL) pipeline and staging an occupation and blockade at the drillsite near Camp Coyote have retreated to evade arrests and another violent police crackdown. | Earlier this week, Wet'suwet'en chiefs and activists had been…

TASS (2022-01-09). Kazakh health ministry denies reports about seizure of military biological lab near Almaty. tass.com Social media reports maintained that specialists in chemical protection suits were working near the lab, so, a leak of dangerous pathogens could have occurred…

TASS (2022-01-09). Almaty airport to reopen after situation in the city stabilizes – ministry of industry. tass.com The airport is technically ready to open…

sputniknews (2022-01-09). US Reportedly Calls in Reinforcements, Hunkers Down Near Syrian Oil Field Amid Spate of Attacks. sputniknews.com The US and its allies — the Kurdish-dominated Syrian Democratic Forces militia, maintain control over much of northeastern Syria — including up to 90 percent of the war-torn country's oil-producing regions and much of its breadbasket.

Staff (2022-01-09). US officials tell media iPhone ban possible for Russia. rt.com Washington could cut off export of smartphones, TVs, and avionics to Moscow | America is preparing to inflict "severe and overwhelming" costs on Moscow should it attack Ukraine, White House officials have indicated to selected media outlets this week, ahead of landmark US-Russia talks. | The sanctions could reportedly be as tough as those against Iran, Cuba, and North Korea, and would focus on the financial, technology, and military sectors. Last month, news agency Reuters

Editor (2022-01-09). Classical music and the color line. mronline.org The field is reckoning with a long legacy of racial exclusion, despite its universalist claims.

Editor (2022-01-09). Putin and Xi plot their SWIFT escape. mronline.org Russia and China's announcement of an independent financial trading platform will free nations under US sanctions from western intrusion into their commercial activities.

Stansfield Smith (2022-01-09). 21st Century U.S. coups and attempted coups in Latin America. mronline.org During the 21st century, the U.S., 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 U.S. corporate interests. U.S. organized coups in Latin American countries is hardly a 20th century phenomenon.

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2022-01-09). The U.S. Makes a Mockery of Treaties and International Law. libya360.wordpress.com K.J. Noh The United States claims it is operating under a "rules-based order"—but the term is not the same international law recognized by the rest of the world. Rather, it is camouflage behind which American exceptionalism flourishes. U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken and other members of the Biden Cabinet are fond of proclaiming the "rules-based international…

_____ (2022-01-09). Russia's Alternative to the Suez Canal is Getting More Reliable and Cost-effective. journal-neo.org At the end of December, the Turkish authorities were forced to suspend maritime traffic through the Bosporus Strait for a day after the BARLAS, a 70-meter-long (230-foot-long) dry cargo vessel under the Panama flag ran aground after engine failure. The maritime traffic in this vital sea route was restored on December 29. This is the …

This Week in Fascism (2022-01-09). This Week in Fascism #125: Antifascists Set Fire to Patriot Front Materials & Expose New HQ; J6 Rallies Flop Hard. itsgoingdown.org Welcome fellow antifascists! Lots to cover this week as always! Antifascists continue to hound neo-Nazi group Patriot Front, releasing the new address for their headquarters and also confronting them on the streets. The anniversary of J6 also saw a round of poorly attended rallies, as MAGA world fell over itself in a rush to call…

Andy Kroll (2022-01-09). Keep Your LAWS Off My Planet. tomdispatch.com Here's a scenario to consider: a military force has purchased a million cheap, disposable flying drones each the size of a deck of cards, each capable of carrying three grams of explosives — enough to kill a single person or, in a "shaped charge," pierce a steel wall. They've been programmed to seek out and "engage" (kill) certain human beings, based on specific "signature" characteristics like carrying a weapon, say, or having a particular skin color. They fit in a single shipping container and can be deployed remotely. Once launched, they will fly and kill autonomously without any further human action. Sc…

Bruce Lerro (2022-01-09). Building Bridges from Pierre Janet to Lev Vygotsky: Transitions to Communist Psychology. dissidentvoice.org Orientation In his time, the late 19th to mid-20th century, Pierre Janet was considered a great psychologist and rival to Freud. But in Yankeedom he is barely known today. I bring him up in this article, not only because his ideas are worthy of being known, but because in many ways his was a precursor …

Staff (2022-01-09). Top 10 Things People Pretend They Don't Know. davidswanson.org There are plenty of good occasions to pretend not to know something: an embarrassing secret of a friend, a plan for a surprise party, the punchline of a child's joke. There are plenty of good excuses to actually not know something: it would take decades of study, it's of no interest or value, it would …

Marisela Trevin (2022-01-09). Labor unions, environmentalists, and Indigenous people unite to defeat mining interests in Argentina. canadiandimension.com Protesters march against recent amendments to the provincial mining law in the Province of Chubut, Argentina, December 2021. Photo courtesy Mining Watch Canada. | The people of the southern Argentinian province of Chubut are celebrating more than just the holidays this December. After a fierce struggle against a recently enacted zoning law that would have opened the province up to large-scale silver, copper, and lead mining by multinational corporations like Canadian Pan American Silver, the governor was ultimately forced to backtrack. The law in question, which was approved on December 15, was repealed la…

_____ (2022-01-09). Russia's Alternative to the Suez Canal is Getting More Reliable and Cost-effective. journal-neo.org At the end of December, the Turkish authorities were forced to suspend maritime traffic through the Bosporus Strait for a day after the BARLAS, a 70-meter-long (230-foot-long) dry cargo vessel under the Panama flag ran aground after engine failure. The maritime traffic in this vital sea route was restored on December 29. This is the …

Zach Farber (2022-01-09). San Diego nurses, supporters mobilize for universal healthcare. liberationnews.org The California Nurses Association and National Nurses United organized a statewide day of action in support of single-payer healthcare legislation, Assembly Bill 1400 on Jan. 8. They were joined in San Diego by dozens of nurses, community members and organizations such as the Democratic Socialists of America San Diego, Activist San Diego, the Party for Socialism and Liberation and the San Diego Peace and Freedom Party.

Staff (2022-01-09). Anti-Chavista Luis Vicente León: Venezuelan Opposition Pulverized Connection with People. orinocotribune.com Venezuelan opposition businessman and analyst Luis Vicente León, known for his analysis and surveys on political and economic events in Venezuela, expressed his opinion regarding the leadership crisis and the current scenarios in the Venezuelan opposition. In an interview conducted by the Russian news outlet León made it clear that th…

Stansfield Smith (2022-01-09). 21st Century US Coups and Attempted Coups in Latin America. orinocotribune.com By Stansfield Smith — Jan 3, 2021 | 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…

Staff (2022-01-09). Anti-Chavista Luis Vicente León: Venezuelan Opposition Pulverized Connection with People. orinocotribune.com Venezuelan opposition businessman and analyst Luis Vicente León, known for his analysis and surveys on political and economic events in Venezuela, expressed his opinion regarding the leadership crisis and the current scenarios in the Venezuelan opposition. In an interview conducted by the Russian news outlet León made it clear that th…

Stansfield Smith (2022-01-09). 21st Century US Coups and Attempted Coups in Latin America. orinocotribune.com By Stansfield Smith — Jan 3, 2021 | 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…

Staff (2022-01-09). Russia says it will never make concessions under pressure. rt.com Moscow "disappointed" with lack of understanding from West ahead of upcoming security talks | Russia harbors no illusions and does not expect "swift progress" from this week's security talks with the US and NATO, Deputy Foreign Minister Sergey Ryabkov has said, adding that the collective West does not understand Moscow. | "We have realistic expectations," he told Interfax, on Sunday, adding that it would be "naïve" to believe the negotiations would lead to visible — not to mention "swift" — progress. | "There is a good chance that … we will face the US and NATO's unwillingness to understand wh…

TASS (2022-01-09). US top diplomat denounces Tokayev's shoot-to-kill order. tass.com

Staff (2022-01-09). Politician ripped for 'humiliating' wife with snow shovel post. rt.com A social media post in praise of his wife backfired spectacularly for one Canadian politician | Jon Reyes, a Canadian politician who serves as Manitoba's minister of economic development, received heavy backlash after he publicly celebrated his wife for shoveling snow following a 12-hour hospital work shift. | "Even after a 12 hour night shift at the hospital last night, my wife still has the energy to shovel the driveway," Reyes tweeted, along with a photo of his wife shoveling snow outside their home. "God bless her and all our frontliners. Time to make her some breakfast." | Even after a 12 hour night shift…

ecns.cn (2022-01-09). U.S., Japan, Australia hit for 'stirring up division'. ecns.cn China strongly rejects the gross interference by the United States, Japan and Australia in its internal affairs and has lodged solemn representations with the countries, Foreign Ministry spokesman Wang Wenbin said on Friday.

ecns.cn (2022-01-09). Shenzhou-13 astronauts complete manual rendezvous, docking experiment of space station, Tianzhou-2 cargo craft. ecns.cn The Shenzhou-13 astronauts in China's space station core module have completed the manual rendezvous and docking experiment with the Tianzhou-2 cargo craft, the China Manned Space Agency said Saturday.

ecns.cn (2022-01-09). Chinese mainland reports 95 locally transmitted COVID-19 cases. ecns.cn The Chinese mainland on Friday reported 95 new locally transmitted COVID-19 cases, the National Health Commission said in its daily report on Saturday.

ecns.cn (2022-01-09). China sends work team to quake-hit Qinghai. ecns.cn A work team has been dispatched to quake-hit areas in northwest China's Qinghai Province, according to the Ministry of Emergency Management (MEM) Saturday.

Caed Stephenson (2022-01-09). Review of No Bosses — or actually not a review. zcomm.org My aim here is not so much to write a review of No Bosses as to offer up something to go with it, something which makes fuller sense of it for me…

sputniknews (2022-01-09). Truss Warns She Will Trigger Article 16 Unless EU Shows 'Greater Movement' Towards UK Proposals. sputniknews.com Previously, European Commission vice president Maros Sefcovic told German Der Spiegel that if the UK were to trigger Article 16 of the Northern Ireland Protocol — the thorniest part of the Brexit negotiations — it would throw into jeopardy "the foundation of the entire deal" hammered out between the two sides.

Morteza Ahmadi Al Hashem (2022-01-09). Briefing on Iran's daily developments. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jan. 09 (MNA) — The following are the Islamic Republic of Iran's latest developments in the last 24 hours.

ecns.cn (2022-01-09). Gu Ailing lifts first-ever FIS crystal globe after halfpipe win at Mammoth Mountain. ecns.cn China's Gu Ailing secured her perfect record of this season's FIS Freestyle Ski World Cup halfpipe competitions as she won the champion title again at Mammoth Mountain on Saturday.

ABBI (2022-01-09). Park Hotel asylum seeker asks federal gov't: 'What have we done wrong?'. greenleft.org.au Abbi spoke from inside the Park Hotel prison to refugee rights activists outside asking what he and other asylum seekers had done to receive such cruelty from the Morrison government. Here is what he said.

Marzieh Rahmani (2022-01-09). Removal of US sanctions being pursued in dignified manner. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jan. 09 (MNA) — Referring to ongoing sanction removal talks between Iran and the P4+1 group in Vienna, the Iranian President stressed that the removal of sanctions is being pursued in a dignified manner in these talks.

Juan Cole (2022-01-09). How New Mexico just became the Saudi Arabia of Wind. zcomm.org Central New Mexico has the potential to be a wind powerhouse…

sputniknews (2022-01-09). Former Trump UN Envoy Feels 'Honoured' After Getting Added to Iran's Terror Listing. sputniknews.com The Islamic Republic sanctioned 51 senior former and current US officials on Saturday over their suspected role in the 2020 drone strike assassination of Qasem Soleimani — Iran's top anti-terror commander, as well as "the glorification of terrorism" generally.

Alleen Brown (2022-01-09). Prosecutors Hit Anti-Pipeline Protesters With Felony Charges. zcomm.org When the oil company Enbridge sought to build its Line 3 pipeline through northern Minnesota, it faced opposition from Indigenous-led water protectors. The company moved to coordinate with local police as they cracked down on the resistance…

TASS (2022-01-09). Russia reports 16,246 new coronavirus cases per day. tass.com Russia reports 763 new coronavirus deaths, lowest since September 13…

ecns.cn (2022-01-09). U.S. battles COVID-19 on fronts of justice, test, vaccine. ecns.cn The U.S. Supreme Court is scheduled to hear arguments on Friday on the legality of two initiatives at the heart of the Biden administration's efforts to address the coronavirus in the workplace.

Editor (2022-01-09). Lee Camp: The Dark Secret History of Capitalism. scheerpost.com In this history lesson Camp takes you back to the feudal system, to the creation of corporations and currency, to the modern system that's destroying the lives of the poor today. The ruling class don't even try to hide the inhumanity that keeps the system running anymore now that it has become almost impossible to ignore. This leaves it up to popular movements to end the capitalist system and create something new. | Click

Staff (2022-01-09). Iran urges West to show good faith in Vienna. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jan. 09 (MNA) — In his latest comment on the Vienna talks, Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amir Abdollahian said the talks are moving in the right direction.

Staff (2022-01-09). German study reveals disturbing trend on child mental health during lockdown. rt.com Suicide attempts among minors increased fourfold amid lockdown in Germany, study reveals | German researchers have confirmed that the lack of in-person contact during a Covid lockdown and school closures took a sad toll on children's mental health, with the number of suicide attempts increasing sharply. | Up to 500 minors were hospitalized after suicide attempts in Germany between early March and late May 2021, DUP Magazin reported this week, citing a yet-unpublished study from the Essen University Hospital (UK Essen). | Researchers analyzed the data from 27 children's intensive care units across the country.

ecns.cn (2022-01-09). U.S. reopens mass vaccination sites, suspends cruises amid COVID-19 surge. ecns.cn Temporary mass vaccination sites that were wound down months ago across the United States are being reopened to get more people vaccinated and boosted in the latest surge of COVID-19 fueled by the Omicron variant.

Marzieh Rahmani (2022-01-09). Wall of rock collapses on Brazil's Furnas lake, kills seven. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jan. 09 (MNA) — At least seven people have died and nine were seriously injured when a wall of rock collapsed on to boats carrying tourists on a lake in southeastern Brazil.

Todd Steiner (2022-01-09). 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.

Staff (2022-01-09). Chileans Repudiate Piñera's Lithium Ploy Days Before End of His Term — Indigenous Rights. orinocotribune.com Several social and political sectors in Chile repudiated the decision of outgoing President Sebastián Piñera, who, just two months before the end of his term, is giving on lease for 29 years the exploitation of 400,000 tons of lithium to national and foreign private companies. Multiple Chilean social movements called for demonstrations in streets to repudiate this maneuver. | The ministerial team of the president-elect of Chile, Gabriel Boric, requested Piñera to postpone the process that is scheduled to take place on January 14, and would be carried out through the Ministry of Energy and Mining. The date of the…

Kungu Al-Mahadi Adam (2022-01-09). U20 Women's team motivated to triumph past Ghana, says Captain. plusnews.ug Uganda U20 Women's National Team skipper Fauzia Najjemba is optimistic the team will be in good shape ahead of the encounters against Ghana. With the first leg for the fourth round of the FIFA U20 Women's World Cup Qualifiers between Uganda and Ghana slated for 22nd January at St. Mary's Stadium, Kitende, Najjemba believes they …

ecns.cn (2022-01-09). China's Tianjin starts citywide COVID-19 testing. ecns.cn North China's Tianjin, a municipality that neighbors Beijing, has decided to start a citywide nucleic acid testing after 20 people were tested positive for COVID-19, authorities said Sunday.

ecns.cn (2022-01-09). Chinese mainland reports 92 locally transmitted COVID-19 cases. ecns.cn The Chinese mainland on Saturday reported 92 new locally transmitted COVID-19 cases, the National Health Commission said in its daily report on Sunday.

Mike Rhodes (2022-01-09). 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.

Staff (2022-01-09). Alec Baldwin explains why he hasn't handed over his phone yet. rt.com The Hollywood star says authorities 'can't just go through your phone' | Alec Baldwin has denied he's refusing to comply with a search warrant for his phone amid a probe into the shooting of cinematographer Halyna Hutchins, arguing that the authorities have to tell him what they want from his device. | In a A search warrant for Baldwin's phon…

ecns.cn (2022-01-09). No casualties reported yet after 6.9-magnitude quake hits Qinghai. ecns.cn A 6.9-magnitude earthquake jolted Menyuan County in northwest China's Qinghai Province at 1: 45 a.m. Saturday, according to the China Earthquake Networks Center (CENC).

Prof Michel Chossudovsky (2022-01-09). Donald Trump, The Manchurian Candidate: U.S. Foreign Policy and the Campaign to Destabilize the Trump Presidency. Regime Change in America. globalresearch.ca We are dealing with a carefully planned operation, a "conspiracy" in the true sense of the word. In recent developments, the FBI investigation is being quoted by the media as evidence that Trump is "wittingly or unwittingly" an agent of the Kremlin…

Ben Phillips (2022-01-09). Activism will be Key to Overcoming the Covid-19 Crisis. zcomm.org It is only through bold action by political leaders that the Covid-19 crisis will be ended. It is only through people's organising that we'll make leaders take that bold action…

ecns.cn (2022-01-09). Experts warn of difficult winter for U.S. despite possible fall of Omicron. ecns.cn The COVID-19 variant Omicron could peak in the United States very soon and a decline of surging infections is possible in the very near future, according to a report by The Harvard Gazette.

TASS (2022-01-09). Five people die in fire in Russian Kostroma Region. tass.com There were two children among them…

sputniknews (2022-01-09). Man in India Booked for Allegedly Taking 11 Doses of COVID-19 Vaccine. sputniknews.com While the doctors at the Primary Health Care (PHC) centre in the Indian state of Bihar are looking into the records to verify if Brahamdev Mandal's claims are true or false, the police are also investigating a case filed against him for breaking the rules of vaccination.

Zahra Mirzafarjouyan (2022-01-09). Magnitude 6.0 earthquake strikes off Papua New Guinea. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jan. 09 (MNA) — A magnitude 6.0 earthquake hit New Britain Region, Papua New Guinea on Sunday, according to the European Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC).

ecns.cn (2022-01-09). Three Gorges hydropower station generates over 100 bln kWh of electricity in 2021. ecns.cn The Three Gorges Hydroelectric Power Station on China's Yangtze River has generated 103.6 billion kWh of electricity in 2021, according to the China Three Gorges Corporation.

ecns.cn (2022-01-09). Pagoda in Myanmar's Bagan to be renovated with Chinese aid. ecns.cn A ceremony to launch the renovation project of Thatbyinnyu Pagoda aided by China has been held in Myanmar's Bagan, according to a release from the Chinese Embassy in Myanmar late Saturday.

sputniknews (2022-01-09). Turkey Says Talks With US on F-35 Fighter Jets Scheduled 'In Coming Days'. sputniknews.com In 2019, Turkey was removed as a partner from the American F-35 fighter jet programme after purchasing Russian-made S-400 missile defence systems which Washington claims are incompatible with NATO weapons.

àÅlvaro García linera (2022-01-09). Lack of Left-Wing Culture, Weakness of Progressivism in Latin America. zcomm.org When are we going to be able to disarm the neoliberal cultural framework? When we have an attractive, alternative, left-wing pop culture, with new axes for organizing daily life.

sputniknews (2022-01-09). As Tensions in West Bank Continue to Brew, Activist Says It's a Ticking Time Bomb. sputniknews.com The dire economic situation coupled with corruption of Palestinian government bodies has led to frustration and anger among the masses. But what has also triggered it is the deeds of the Israeli government.

Staff (2022-01-09). Chileans Repudiate Piñera's Lithium Ploy Days Before End of His Term — Indigenous Rights. orinocotribune.com Several social and political sectors in Chile repudiated the decision of outgoing President Sebastián Piñera, who, just two months before the end of his term, is giving on lease for 29 years the exploitation of 400,000 tons of lithium to national and foreign private companies. Multiple Chilean social movements called for demonstrations in streets to repudiate this maneuver. | The ministerial team of the president-elect of Chile, Gabriel Boric, requested Piñera to postpone the process that is scheduled to take place on January 14, and would be carried out through the Ministry of Energy and Mining. The date of the…

Shannon Freed (2022-01-09). Lakota Man: Father of Five Murdered In His Sleep. indybay.org Three people murdered on Jan 5 including Michael J White Plume, Oglala Lakota man. He was shot and murdered while he slept on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota. Ignored by media.

sputniknews (2022-01-09). Ex-Pentagon Officer: 'Biden Should Accept Russia's Draft Security Agreements as Basis for Yalta 2.0'. sputniknews.com The upcoming Russo-American and NATO-Russia Council talks over proposed security agreements drafted by Moscow last month could potentially lead to a second Yalta agreement, believes David T. Pyne, a former US Army combat arms and HQ staff officer and Deputy Director of National Operations for the EMP Task Force on National and Homeland Security.

ecns.cn (2022-01-09). India sees surge of 159,632 new COVID-19 cases, tally rises to 35,528,004. ecns.cn India's COVID-19 tally rose to 35,528,004 on Sunday as a steep rise of 159,632 new daily cases were registered, showed the federal health ministry's latest data.

Morteza Ahmadi Al Hashem (2022-01-09). Saudi-led coalition targets Yemen telecommunications networks. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jan. 09 (MNA) — Saudi-led coalition's fighter jets repeatedly targeted towers and telecommunications networks in the provinces of Amran and Saada.

KARA (2022-01-09). Thursday 1/27: From Resolutions to Well Being: Exploring Ways of Honoring Our Grief in the New Year. indybay.org

Staff (2022-01-09). Tokyo addresses anger over US bases. rt.com Japan claims it reached an agreement with the United States after the spread of Covid-19 among American troops in the country caused outraged | Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida claimed to have come to an agreement with the United States that US troops stationed in Japan should avoid unnecessary outings after they were accused of spreading Covid-19 to locals. | Kishida

Dan Collyns (2022-01-09). First Colombian euthanized without a terminal condition. america.cgtn.com A Colombian man on Friday became the first person in Latin America to undergo euthanasia for a non-terminal illness. Victor Escobar said he felt "immense tranquility" and had no fear of what was to come as he was slowly sedated. His death marked the end …

Staff (2022-01-09). Ministros de Salud de Cuba y Bahamas firman acuerdo de cooperación para respuesta de emergencia a la COVID-19. cubadebate.cu El ministro de Salud Pública cubano, doctor José Angel Portal Miranda, firmó este sábado un acuerdo de cooperación para respuesta de emergencia a la COVID-19 con el ministro de Salud y Bienestar de la Mancomunidad de las Bahamas, Honorable Dr. Michael Darville.

ecns.cn (2022-01-09). Life expectancy at record high in Tibet. ecns.cn Life expectancy in the Tibet autonomous region rose last year to a record 72.19 years-a giant leap from 1951, when average life expectancy was only 35.5 years, according to the region's government.

Stephanie Midler (2022-01-09). Monday 1/17: MLK Day Virtual Event and Volunteer Project. indybay.org The first part of the event will be virtual via Zoom. Please RSVP at tinyurl.com/MLKDayOakland to get the link. The volunteer project will start following the virtual event at approximately 1 pm at 5960 Shattuck Ave. in North Oakland at the Bushrod Park steps.

Staff (2022-01-09). Sinead O'Connor blames 'evil' Irish state for teenage son's death. rt.com "May God forgive the Irish State for I never will," the singer said | Sinead O'Connor has demanded to know why her teenage son Shane was allowed to leave a Dublin hospital after several suicide attempts. He was found dead two days after slipping out of the facility. | Shane O'Connor, 17, was found dead in the early hours of Saturday morning, after he was reported missing from Tallaght Hospital in the suburbs of the Irish capital on Thursday. His mother broke the news of his death by tweeting that her son "decided to end his earthly struggle today and is now with God," and police confirmed the teen's death to t…

ecns.cn (2022-01-09). Ministry maps out plans for sci-tech for 2022. ecns.cn China will carry out major research projects, support the growth of science and technology companies, train more quality talents and contribute more to global science projects and governance this year, the Ministry of Science and Technology said on Thursday.

TASS (2022-01-09). Four people with bootleg alcohol poisoning airlifted to district clinic in Khanty-Mansiysk. tass.com Six people are in clinics of the region…

Staff (2022-01-09). Protest grows bigger after president vows to 'piss off' the unvaxxed. rt.com Macron's words may have backfired after huge crowds took to the streets of France promising to piss him off instead | At least 100,000 people took to the streets of France in protest against Covid-19 restrictions and mandates, after President Macron promised to make the lives of the unvaccinated increasingly hard until they accept the jab. | The huge crowds on Saturday were roughly four times larger than back on December 18,

_____ (2022-01-09). Germany's Priorities Are a Queer Commissioner and Female Crash Test Dummies. strategic-culture.org How did Germany manage to exist for more than 70 years without a queer commissioner? Many may be forgiven for not having pondered this question, especially during a pandemic which has decimated the civil rights of a third of the population. | Free West Media | Sven Lehmann, Member of the Green Party, has announced that he wants to make Germany a pioneer in the fight against discrimination against transgender, homosexual and other sexual minorities. "Everyone should be able to live freely, safely and with equal rights," he declared on Wednesday. Except of course the unvaccinated. | The federal government appoin…

Marzieh Rahmani (2022-01-09). Front pages of Iran's English dailies on January 9. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jan. 09 (MNA) — Here are the front pages of Iran's English language dailies on Sunday, January 9.

sputniknews (2022-01-09). 'Year of Freedom' Protest Against COVID-19 Pass Held in Brussels. sputniknews.com In December, tougher new measures to curb the coronavirus pandemic came into effect in Belgium.

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2022-01-09). FDA authorizes COVID-19 boosters for 12- to 15-year-olds. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) amended its emergency use authorization for the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine to expand the use of a single booster dose to 12- to 15-year-olds. The FDA also shortened the time needed before receiving a booster from at least six months after completion of the initial series to at least five months for everyone 12 and older. The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and Prevention will review this recommendation. The CDC…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2022-01-09). Consumer Health: Treating glaucoma. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org January is National Glaucoma Awareness Month, which makes this a good time to learn more about treating this group of eye conditions. About 3 million people in the U.S. have glaucoma, and it's the second leading cause of blindness worldwide, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Glaucoma is a group of eye conditions that damage the optic nerve, often due to abnormally high pressure in your eye. Elevated eye pressure is due to…

Todd Steiner (2022-01-09). Salmon Reach Old Spawning Grounds In Heavy Rains For First Time In Years. indybay.org The heavy rains of December and January have brought endangered coho salmon up into the small tributaries of the San Geronimo Valley for the first time in years, as did the early rains of October, which brought Chinook salmon in Woodacre Creek for the first time ever documented.

sputniknews (2022-01-09). Christian Nurse in UK Gets 'Forced Out' of Hospital After Refusing to Remove Her Cross – Media. sputniknews.com The nurse pointed out that, while she loves her job, she is not prepared to compromise her faith for it.

Peoples Dispatch (2022-01-09). As France's vaccine pass proposal passes in National Assembly, left decries technocratic logic. peoplesdispatch.org On Thursday, the French National Assembly passed a bill calling for making vaccine passes mandatory with 214 votes in favor, 93 against and 27 abstentions. The Senate will vote on the bill early next week…

Staff (2022-01-09). Detectan en Chipre nueva variante del SARS-CoV-2: "Deltacron", una combinación de las variantes delta y ómicron. cubadebate.cu Hasta el momento Kostrikis y su equipo han identificado 25 casos de "deltacron" y han destacado que son más frecuentes en pacientes hospitalizados por COVID-19 que en positivos no hospitalizados. "Veremos en el futuro si esta variante es más patológica o contagiosa o si se impondrá" a delta y ómicron, ha indicado, aunque según su opinión lo más probable es que sea eclipsada por la variante ómicron por ser más contagiosa.

TASS (2022-01-09). Kyrgyz president admits possibility of republic's citizens participating in Kazakh unrest. tass.com

sputniknews (2022-01-09). Boris Johnson Accused of Attending 'BYOB' Booze Up Garden Party at No10 During COVID 2020 Lockdown. sputniknews.com After criticism over the handling of sleaze allegations, the huge Tory rebellion in the Commons, and the loss of a by-election safe seat, UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson has been plagued by continued fallout from allegations of lockdown-violating Christmas parties in Whitehall in 2020.

Staff (2022-01-09). Cuando Emilia "entró" a la historia. cubadebate.cu Emilia, además de ser quien bordara la primera bandera cubana, fue la primera mujer deportada por razones políticas, con solo 22 años de edad. El estandarte que nació en sus manos, encontró su verdadero simbolismo junto a los independentistas que la declararon como su bandera luego de constituirse la Asamblea de Guáimaro. Su nombre quedó estampado en la historia de Cuba por bordar la bandera a partir del diseño que realizara su esposo, el poeta Miguel Teurbe Tolón.

Staff (2022-01-09). Explosion reported in Iraqi capital of Baghdad. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jan. 09 (MNA) — Media sources reported the sound of an explosion in the Iraqi capital of Baghdad on Sunday.

Staff (2022-01-09). Amazon keeps struggling for huge Indian consumer market. rt.com The American online retailer is reportedly taking its fight to the tribunal in a new move over Future deal | Amazon has reportedly filed a new legal appeal against the latest ruling of the national antitrust agency that suspended a 2019 deal between the US e-commerce giant and Indian retailer Future Group. | Last month, the Competition Commission of India (CCI) ruled out its approval of Amazon's deal with Future agreed nearly three years ago. The move reportedly dents the American firm's efforts to block the sale of Future's retail assets to Indian market leader Reliance Industries. | Moreover, as a result of…

TASS (2022-01-09). Russia, US to begin security talks in narrow format later on Sunday – diplomat. tass.com Maria Zakharova told that a plane carrying our diplomats and military already landed in Geneva today…

Staff (2022-01-09). WhatsApp, Signal & Telegram banned by Swiss Army. rt.com Switzerland's military has deemed the use of WhatsApp and several other messengers incompatible with security requirements | Swiss soldiers are required to stop using WhatsApp, Signal, and Telegram, and use a domestic messenger instead, Swiss media reported this week. Data protection was cited as the reason. | Commanders and chiefs of staff received an instruction in late December informing them of the new rules, according to Swiss media. Army personnel should now use the domestically developed Threema messenger, both in official and private communication, including chats between soldiers and their relatives,…

Staff (2022-01-09). Three US logistics convoys targeted again in Iraq. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jan. 09 (MNA) — Three US military convoys came under attack in the Iraqi provinces of Baghdad and Al Muthanna.

Women of Reform Judaism (2022-01-09). Wednesday 1/12: Freedom to Vote and Reproductive Rights: The Intersection and The Impact. indybay.org Online event (FREE)…

Marzieh Rahmani (2022-01-09). Moscow "very disappointed" in upcoming talks with Washington. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jan. 09 (MNA) — Ahead of the Russia-US talks in Geneva, Russian Deputy Foreign Minister stressed that Moscow is "very disappointed" by signals from Washington and Brussels ahead of the meeting on the security guarantees proposed by Russia.

ABBI (2022-01-09). Park Hotel asylum seeker asks federal gov't: 'What have we done wrong?'. greenleft.org.au Abbi spoke from inside the Park Hotel prison to refugee rights activists outside asking what he and other asylum seekers had done to receive such cruelty from the Morrison government. Here is what he said.

Zahra Mirzafarjouyan (2022-01-09). Good agreement possible if West shows goodwill, determination. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jan. 09 (MNA) — Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian says reaching a good agreement is possible in the ongoing sanctions removal talks in Vienna if the Western side possesses the required goodwill.

sputniknews (2022-01-09). Russia Will Not Bow to US Pressure or Make Any Concessions, Deputy FM Says Ahead of Geneva Meeting. sputniknews.com Russia and the United States are set to hold talks on strategic stability in Geneva, Switzerland on 10 January, followed by a meeting of the NATO-Russia Council in Brussels on 12 January and consultations within the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) in Vienna on 13 January.

Zahra Mirzafarjouyan (2022-01-09). Iran, P4+1 resolving issues in Vienna talks. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jan. 09 (MNA) — Iranian top negotiator Ali Bagheri Kani said that Iran, P4+1 countries are resolving the outstanding issues and the talks aimed at removing the US sanctions are advancing and moving forward.

ecns.cn (2022-01-09). China's lunar probe detects in-situ moon surface water. ecns.cn Chinese scientists published results of in-situ detection of water signals on the moon by the Chang'e-5 lunar lander, lending new evidence to the dryness of the satellite.

ecns.cn (2022-01-09). Macao SAR gov't firmly opposes report by Taiwan authority. ecns.cn China's Macao Special Administrative Region (SAR) on Saturday voiced firm opposition to a recent report released by the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) authority in Taiwan.

ecns.cn (2022-01-09). RCEP to shore up regional trade, investment, says Thai economist. ecns.cn As COVID-19 continues to wreak havoc around the world and weigh on global economic recovery, the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) agreement is to shore up regional trade and investment, a Thai economist said.

Staff (2022-01-09). Autorresponsabilidad y conciencia individual y colectiva: Claves para enfrentar nueva ola de COVID-19. cubadebate.cu Continuar reforzando la vigilancia epidemiológica, mantener con máxima disciplina las medidas higiénico-sanitarias, e incrementar la autorresponsabilidad y la conciencia individual y colectiva, continúan siendo las claves para enfrentar el incremento de casos de COVID-19 que se está reportando en las últimas semanas en el país, insistió el primer secretario del Comité Central del Partido Comunista, Miguel Díaz-Canel Bermúdez.

Andreas Knobloch (2022-01-09). Cuba now exporting Covid vaccines. zcomm.org After immunizing its own population, Cuba's own developed vaccines are to be marketed internationally…

Brennan Center, LCCHR, Fair Fight, AVL (2022-01-09). Monday 1/10: 2022 Voting Rights State of Play: Taking Action to Protect the Vote. indybay.org Online event…

teleSUR (2022-01-09). US Hospitals Strained With Omicron Patients, Staffing Shortage. telesurenglish.net As the highly infectious Omicron variant takes command amid the lingering pandemic, the most significant infection surge of COVID-19 to date is emerging in the United States, putting additional pressure on an overtaxed health care system. | RELATED: | "We have seen an incredible proliferation of the virus in hospitals, such that we went from a place where virtually no county in the country was at risk of exceeding its capacity t…

Staff (2022-01-09). Impactante desprendimiento de una roca sobre lanchas de turistas en Brasil provoca al menos siete muertos y más de 30 heridos (+ Videos). cubadebate.cu Un impactante accidente se produjo este sábado en Minas Gerais con el desprendimiento de una roca que cayó sobre lanchas de turistas en un lago de ese estado del norte de Brasil. El hecho sucedió en el lago de Furnas, en el municipio de Capitólio, y dejó al menos siete muertos y 20 desaparecidos.

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2022-01-09). Consumer Health: When is a hangover an emergency? newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org During the holiday season, it may seem like opportunities to celebrate are everywhere, and alcohol is often part of the festivities. When it comes to alcohol, though, the key is moderation. Besides the long-term risks of alcohol use, an immediate consequence is often a hangover. A hangover is a group of unpleasant signs and symptoms that can develop after drinking too much alcohol. As a general rule, the more alcohol you drink, the more likely…

Cynthia Papermaster (2022-01-09). 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…

Khubaka, Michael Harris (2022-01-09). Tuesday 1/18: National Day of Racial Healing – California State Capitol. indybay.org California State Capitol | Sacramento, CA…

ecns.cn (2022-01-09). India reports 5-fold surge in COVID-19 cases since new year begins. ecns.cn India Sunday reported 159,632 new COVID-19 cases, which is over a five-fold increase since the beginning of the new year. On Jan. 1, the total number of new cases was only 27,553.

Morteza Ahmadi Al Hashem (2022-01-09). Palestine appoints Salam Zawawi as new envoy to Iran. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jan. 09 (MNA) — The daughter of Salah Zawawi, the long-served Palestinian ambassador to the Islamic Republic of Iran, is appointed as the new Palestinian ambassador to Tehran.

Marzieh Rahmani (2022-01-09). Headlines of Iran's Persian dailies on January 9. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jan. 09 (MNA) — Mehr News Agency takes a look at the headlines of Iran's Persian-language dailies on Sunday, January 9.

sputniknews (2022-01-09). Mastermind of 'Sulli Deals' App Listing Muslim Women for Auction Arrested in India. sputniknews.com On 4 July 2021, photos of over 90 Indian Muslim women, including prominent journalists, activists, analysts, artists, and researchers, were stolen from their social media accounts and uploaded on the "Sulli Deals" app. Six months later, a similar incident took place on a "Bulli Bai" app, sparking a social media uproar.

Thomas Klikauer (2022-01-09). Automation & (no) Future for Humanity. zcomm.org Capitalism's frequent crisis, outsourcing, off-shoring, and the persistence of automation will continue to force many workers out of manufacturing (first) and the service industry (soon)…

sputniknews (2022-01-09). Anti-Vax Protesters Vow to 'Piss Off' Macron After French Lawmakers Approve COVID-19 'Vaccine Pass'. sputniknews.com Under a controversial bill approved by France's National Assembly in the first reading on 6 January, a "vaccine pass" will be needed to attend public places or travel between regions on public transport. The government of President Emmanuel Macron seeks to start implementing the new measures as of 15 January.

Staff (2022-01-09). Minister backs cutting Covid self-isolation period. rt.com The UK education secretary said reducing self-quarantine from seven to five days would be helpful | British Education Secretary Nadhim Zahawi has suggested pressure on the UK's "critical workforce" can be reduced if the self-isolation period for Covid-infected patients is officially cut shorter. | A move to shorten the isolation period for those with a confirmed Covid-19 infection from seven to five days "would certainly help mitigate some of the pressures on schools, on critical workforce and others," Zahawi told British media on Sunday. | However, he said expert and scientific advice was needed to make it ha…

Staff (2022-01-09). Iranians turned Gen. Soleimani's martyrdom into opportunity. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jan. 09 (MNA) — Referring to the enemies' miscalculations on Gen. Soleimani's assassination, Ayatollah Khamenei said that the enemies viewed his martyrdom as a threat to Iran, but the Iranians turned it into an opportunity.

Staff (2022-01-09). Bitcoin racks up longest losing streak in nearly half a decade. rt.com The world's cryptocurrency pioneer continues to slip towards key psychological threshold of $40,000 | The world's biggest digital asset, bitcoin, fell for a seventh straight day, marking its longest losing streak since 2018, as the crypto market contends with new strains of Covid-19, inflation and a hawkish turn of the US Fed. | The steep sell-off, attributed to these factors, sent bitcoin plummeting to $40,800 at one point, marking a daily decline of 2.3%. The cryptocurrency bounced back and was changing hands at around $41,664 per token, still nearly 1% down, at 09: 20 GMT. | Bitcoin's stretch of losses becam…

Brennan Center for Justice & NYPL (2022-01-09). Tuesday 1/25: Reframing the Constitution: The Continuing Struggle to Realize a More Perfect Union. indybay.org Online event…

sputniknews (2022-01-09). Ex-Michigan House Speaker's Sister-in-Law Accuses Him of Raping Her For Over Decade. sputniknews.com Lee Chatfield was the House Speaker in 2019-2020 and led a delegation of seven Michigan GOP leaders who met with then-President Donald Trump at the White House.

sputniknews (2022-01-09). 'He Only Patted Me With Love', Indian Politician Says After Video of Farmer Slapping Him Goes Viral. sputniknews.com The incident, which went viral now on social media, took place on 5 January in the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh, when Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) politician Pankaj Gupta, among others, gathered to mark the birthday of their veteran leader Kalyan Singh.

Staff (2022-01-09). Soldiers told to return used underwear. rt.com Norway's military says used underwear, socks and bras will be 'washed, cleaned and checked' before being reissued to new recruits | Norwegian soldiers have been ordered to return their military-issue underwear upon completion of service, as the country's Armed Forces struggle with supply chain issues blamed on the Covid-19 pandemic. | According to the Norwegian Broadcasting Corporation, soldiers were told to take good care of their underwear, bras and socks and return them upon leaving the Armed Forces so they could be washed and reissued to new recruits. | "The idea was that this would be a temporary solution…

Peoples Dispatch (2022-01-09). As France's vaccine pass proposal passes in National Assembly, left decries technocratic logic. peoplesdispatch.org On Thursday, the French National Assembly passed a bill calling for making vaccine passes mandatory with 214 votes in favor, 93 against and 27 abstentions. The Senate will vote on the bill early next week…

sputniknews (2022-01-09). Dominicans Arrest Businessman Suspected of Haiti President's Murder, Reports Say. sputniknews.com MOSCOW (Sputnik) – Rodolphe Jaar, a Haitian businessman and convicted drug trafficker, was arrested in the Dominican Republic on suspicion that he played a key role in the Haitian president's assassination, media said.

Staff (2022-01-09). Bagheri Kani meets new UK, German top negotiators in Vienna. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jan. 09 (MNA) — The new top negotiators of the UK and Germany in the Vienna talks met and held talks with their Iranian counterpart Ali Bagheri Kani in the Austrian capital on Saturday.

Chloe DS (2022-01-09). Novak Djokovic's temporary detention shines spotlight on refugees detained for years in hotel prison. greenleft.org.au A detained Serbian tennis player at the Park Hotel has unwittingly helped shine a spotlight on the Morrison government's cruel policies towards refugees. Chloe DS reports.

Staff (2022-01-09). Iran attaches importance to economic coop. with Afghanistan. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jan. 09 (MNA) — In a statement issued on Sunday, the Iranian Foreign Ministry said that the country has always stressed the need to maintain economic and trade relations with Afghanistan.

sputniknews (2022-01-09). Saudi Arabia Reportedly Asks Neighbours for Munitions Pending US Approval of Patriot Sales. sputniknews.com MOSCOW (Sputnik) – Saudi Arabia has asked neighbours for loans of interceptor missiles as it struggles to fend off Houthi strikes, pending US approval of Patriot missile sales, media said Sunday.

Staff (2022-01-09). Thousands rally against vaccination of children (VIDEOS). rt.com A huge crowd marched through Melbourne to protest the vaccination of 5 to 11-year-olds | Thousands of maskless demonstrators took to the streets of Melbourne on Saturday to decry the Australian government's decision to greenlight Covid-19 vaccines for children as young as five. | Despite the rainy weather, the 'Save Our Children' protest attracted a huge crowd in the central business district in the capital of the state of Victoria. | People arrived outside the heavily guarded Parliament House to express their outrage over the vaccination of children, which kicks off across Australia on Monday. | &uuml…

Alasdair Baverstock (2022-01-09). Residents of Mexico City living with extreme weather threats. america.cgtn.com As the world enters 2022, climate change and its effects on the globe are ever more present problems that need facing. And in Mexico, where the effects are already being felt more strongly, the response of the government and society is more vital than …

Staff (2022-01-09). Ocho de enero: La historia se renueva cada año. cubadebate.cu "La caravana continuará su paso indetenible hacia el presente y futuro. Serán otros los barbudos y otros los caravanistas, pero en todos estará siempre la certeza de salvar la Revolución". Allá, en la cima, una foto de Fidel, este mismo día, hace 63 años, bañado de pueblo. No es un acto cualquiera. Un día como hoy comenzó una historia que cada año se renueva desde sus retoños.

ecns.cn (2022-01-09). China, Maldives on shared path to hope, prosperity, happiness: Wang Yi. ecns.cn Visiting Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi said here on Saturday that China-Maldives relations, through 50 years of joint efforts, have become a model of friendly exchanges and win-win cooperation.

Morteza Ahmadi Al Hashem (2022-01-09). Iran, Turkmenistan trade volume exchange up 84% in 2021. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jan. 09 (MNA) — The trade volume exchanged between Islamic Republic of Iran and Republic of Turkmenistan in 2021 registered a 84 percent growth.

Joel Warner (2022-01-09). WEEKEND READER: The Radicalization Of A "Hillbilly" Capitalist. dailyposter.com

Liz DeFriez (2022-01-09). Unionized ski patrollers in Utah fight back against corporate greed. liberationnews.org Ski patrol workers in Park City, Utah are currently voting to authorize a strike amidst their struggle for fair wages.

Staff (2022-01-09). Millions told to stay home while mass Covid testing underway. rt.com The Chinese government is testing around 14 million people to avoid another coronavirus outbreak | All residents in Tianjin, China have been advised to not leave their homes until they receive a negative result in the latest city-wide testing for Covid. The decision comes after 20 cases were detected. | China's 'zero tolerance' approach to Covid-19 is now being applied in the northern city of Tianjin, which borders Beijing. On Sunday, its entire population of nearly 14 million was told to stay home while the authorities conduct mass testing for the virus. | Until a 'green health code' (for negative tests) is r…

Erika Spanger-Siegfried (2022-01-09). Climate Scientists on "Don't Look Up:" It's Infuriating, Soul-Sucking and On-the-Nose. zcomm.org People made climate change political but the climate doesn't care…

ecns.cn (2022-01-09). China's Tianjin reports 20 new local COVID-19 cases. ecns.cn North China's Tianjin Municipality reported 20 new domestically transmitted COVID-19 cases from 6 p.m. Friday to 9 p.m. Saturday, local authorities said Saturday.

Sharon Akunda (2022-01-09). Gen Muhoozi: It's no big deal for Mwenda to wear military uniform. plusnews.ug For veteran journalist Andrew Mwenda, a civilian, to wear a full military uniform and pose to fly a military chopper means nothing and no big deal, according to the Commander Land Forces, Lt Gen Muhoozi Kainerugaba. Mwenda is seen in a video clip making rounds on social media donning the Uganda People's Defense Forces (UPDF) …

Kungu Al-Mahadi Adam (2022-01-08). Suffering in silence: Has the world abandoned victims of TPLF's belligerence? plusnews.ug A visit to Afar and Amhara, both regional states in Ethiopia, will reveal devastating living conditions and a worrisome future of the residents. The trappings of the war taken to their doorsteps by invading forces (TPLF) from neighbouring Tigray region, are not only evident on their faces, but also, in all corners of of the …

Morteza Ahmadi Al Hashem (2022-01-08). 86 killed, wounded in an airstrike on Ethiopia's Tigray. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jan. 08 (MNA) — An airstrike in Ethiopia's northern region of Tigray killed 56 people and wounded at least 30 in a camp for the internally displaced, two aid workers quoted local authorities and eyewitness accounts as saying.

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.

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

Rick Rozoff (2022-01-08). Kazakhstan: the final move in thirty-year new Great Game? antibellum679354512.wordpress.com The Washington Examiner published a piece on December 18 called Why Kazakhstan is strategically important for Washington written by Janusz Bugajski, a senior fellow at the Jamestown Foundation and co-author of Eurasian Disunion: Russia's Vulnerable Flanks with Margarita Assenova. While not attempting to reduce a complicated, multi-factor situation like that in Kazakhstan to solely external …

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 …

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…

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.

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…

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 …

Staff (2022-01-08). West silent after media offices raided by 'well-prepared' thugs, Moscow says. rt.com Graphic details of attacks on media in Kazakhstan described by Russian foreign ministry as it blasts OSCE's inaction | The Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe has shown "shameful" lack of reaction to targeted persecution of journalists in Kazakhstan, the Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman has said, relating disturbing reports. | Violent riots in Kazakhstan have seen devastating attacks on the media by apparently well-prepared thugs, Russia's Ministry of Foreign Affairs spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said in a statement on Saturday. | The statement criticized the OSCE for what she said was an un…

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.

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.

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….

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….

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2022-01-08). Kazakhstan Turns into a Graveyard for US Diplomacy. libya360.wordpress.com M.K. Bhadrakumar A Pentagon-funded bio-lab near Almaty, Kazakhstan, has become focus of attention for its research on "dangerous pathogens" The Kazakh Ministry of Health issued an innocuous disclaimer today denying social media reports about the seizure of a "military biological lab near Almaty by unidentified people." According to Tass news agency, the social media speculated that…

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

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 …

Robert B. Talisse (2022-01-08). The Jan. 6 insurrection showed us the limits of polarization. nationofchange.org Polarization looms large in many diagnoses of America's current political struggles. Some researchers warn of an approaching "tipping point" of irreversible polarization.

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 …

scorinoco (2022-01-08). The Histrionics and Melodrama Around 1/6 are Laughable, but They Serve Several Key Purposes. orinocotribune.com By Glenn Greenwald — Jan 7, 2022 | As Kamala Harris compares 1/6 to 9/11 and Nancy Pelosi introduces the cast of Hamilton to sing about democracy, today's inanity should not obscure its dangers. | The number of people killed by pro-Trump supporters at the January 6 Capitol riot is equal to the number of pro-Trump supporters who brandished guns or knives inside the Capitol. That is the same number as the total of Americans who—after a full year of a Democrat-led DOJ conducting what is

scorinoco (2022-01-08). The Histrionics and Melodrama Around 1/6 are Laughable, but They Serve Several Key Purposes. orinocotribune.com By Glenn Greenwald — Jan 7, 2022 | As Kamala Harris compares 1/6 to 9/11 and Nancy Pelosi introduces the cast of Hamilton to sing about democracy, today's inanity should not obscure its dangers. | The number of people killed by pro-Trump supporters at the January 6 Capitol riot is equal to the number of pro-Trump supporters who brandished guns or knives inside the Capitol. That is the same number as the total of Americans who—after a full year of a Democrat-led DOJ conducting what is

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…

Jews United for Democracy & JCA (2022-01-08). Wednesday 1/12: Defeating Nazis in Court: Inside the Charlottesville Trial. indybay.org Online event (FREE)…

Jews United for Democracy & JCA (2022-01-08). Wednesday 1/12: Defeating Nazis in Court: Inside the Charlottesville Trial. indybay.org Online event (FREE)…

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…

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…

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…

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

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…

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.

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…

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.

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…

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 …

_____ (2022-01-08). Student Workers Of Columbia Reach Tentative Agreement. popularresistance.org In the late hours of January 6, after more than two months on strike, the Student Workers of Columbia (SWC-UAW) reached a tentative agreement for their union's first contract with Columbia University. | Contract wins include significant raises for workers, bringing annual compensation for those on 9-month appointments to just over $40,000 and raising the minimum wage for hourly workers from $15 to $21. SWC members also won dental insurance, childcare stipends, and an emergency healthcare fund available to all union members. They also won full recognition of all student workers as part of the bargaining unit and p…

_____ (2022-01-08). Student Workers Of Columbia Reach Tentative Agreement. popularresistance.org In the late hours of January 6, after more than two months on strike, the Student Workers of Columbia (SWC-UAW) reached a tentative agreement for their union's first contract with Columbia University. | Contract wins include significant raises for workers, bringing annual compensation for those on 9-month appointments to just over $40,000 and raising the minimum wage for hourly workers from $15 to $21. SWC members also won dental insurance, childcare stipends, and an emergency healthcare fund available to all union members. They also won full recognition of all student workers as part of the bargaining unit and p…

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 …

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.

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

scorinoco (2022-01-08). Women in the Haitian Revolution. orinocotribune.com By Tristan Graham — Jan 6, 2022 | The 1791 slave uprising of Saint-Domingue was the largest and most successful slave revolt in modern history. It transformed one of the wealthiest colonies in the world into a new nation led by the black leaders of the Revolution. Because Saint-Domingue was a French colony, the French Revolution was inextricably linked to the Revolution in Saint-Domingue, however, the two Revolutions functioned in largely separate spheres not least because of the ocean that separated them. The struggle for liberation took on a particularly bloody and brutal shape on the island of Saint-Domin…

scorinoco (2022-01-08). Women in the Haitian Revolution. orinocotribune.com By Tristan Graham — Jan 6, 2022 | The 1791 slave uprising of Saint-Domingue was the largest and most successful slave revolt in modern history. It transformed one of the wealthiest colonies in the world into a new nation led by the black leaders of the Revolution. Because Saint-Domingue was a French colony, the French Revolution was inextricably linked to the Revolution in Saint-Domingue, however, the two Revolutions functioned in largely separate spheres not least because of the ocean that separated them. The struggle for liberation took on a particularly bloody and brutal shape on the island of Saint-Domin…

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