2022-01-14: News Headlines

Jacob Orchard (2022-01-14). Inflation inequality: Poorest Americans are hit hardest by soaring prices on necessities. nationofchange.org The fastest rate of inflation in 40 years is hurting families across the U.S. who are seeing ever-higher prices for everything from meat and potatoes to housing and gasoline. But behind the headline number that's been widely reported is something that often gets overlooked: Inflation affects different households in different ways — and sometimes hurts …

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2022-01-14). The Missing Chapter in Malcolm X's Biography They Hid From You. libya360.wordpress.com Takudzwa Hillary Chiwanza When Malcolm X was assassinated in 1965, the revolutionary flames of Black nationalism he had ignited could not be dimmed. If anything, the name 'Malcolm X' is indelibly engraved in the hearts of millions of not only in the United States but in the rest of the world. But here was a…

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2022-01-14). Colombia: "In Arauca We Have Suffered Every Form of War" libya360.wordpress.com Colombia Informa Colombia's Arauca department is one of the most heavily militarized in the country, in addition to being home to several transnational oil extraction projects. Photo: Colombia Informa Amid an escalation in the armed conflict in the border region of Arauca, social leader and human rights defender Sonia López discusses the broader context of…

Anya Parampil (2022-01-14). "Smoking Gun" Analysis Finds US Sanctions Produce "War Time" Economy in Venezuela. thegrayzone.com Red Lines host Anya Parampil speaks with Francisco R. Rodríguez, the Executive of Oil for Venezuela, about a study he recently published which analyzed the impact of US sanctions on Venezuela's economy. Rodríguez shares data which prove sanctions have directly contributed to a major economic contraction in Venezuela, driven mainly by a significant drop in the country's oil production as a result of the measures. Rodríguez also addresses common arguments made by individuals who seek to obscure the impact …

Robert Hunziker (2022-01-14). The Oceans Are Overheating. dissidentvoice.org A polar bear and her cub on sea ice in the Arctic north of Svalbard (Image © Larissa Beumer / Greenpeace) The world's oceans in 2021 witnessed the hottest temperatures in recorded history. 1 According to the Ocean Conservancy: "From the beginning of industrialization until today, the ocean has absorbed more than 90 percent of the …

Gloria La Riva (2022-01-14). 20 years of U.S. crimes against humanity in Guantánamo. liberationnews.org The U.S. government runs Guantánamo prison on Cuban soil, territory illegally held since 1898.

Kim Petersen (2022-01-14). The Battle at Lake Changjin: China's Anti-war Film. dissidentvoice.org For decades, Hollywood has produced a plethora of films extolling American military prowess in warfare. Aside from Oliver Stone films and a few others, e.g., Casualties of War, usually these Hollywood films depict the United States as a force for good defeating fascists and other evildoers. Never-ending US militarism has provided a cornucopia of potential …

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2022-01-14). The Jakarta Method: The Project to Preserve Capitalism Through Terror. libya360.wordpress.com Rainer Shea Late-stage capitalism began when capitalism ceased to be a revolutionary force, and started being a reactionary one. By the middle of the 19th century, when the bourgeoisie had overthrown feudalism throughout most of the globe, their new system became a force for regression, something that still existed not because of progress but despite…

_____ (2022-01-14). Kazakhstan Chaos: An Opportunity, But for Who? journal-neo.org Kazakhstan has suffered severe nationwide violence allegedly prompted by fuel price concerns. However, it quickly became clear that it was instead actually foreign-sponsored destabilization which was, at best, using legitimate public concerns as cover for attempted regime change. A Russian-led deployment of Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO) forces has helped stabilize the Central Asia nation, …

Staff (2022-01-14). ALBA-TCP Rejects New Illegal Sanctions Imposed on Nicaragua by US & EU. orinocotribune.com The member countries of the Bolivarian Alliance of the Peoples of Our America-Peoples Trade Treaty (ALBA-TCP) strongly condemned the new aggression of the United States government and its European allies against the people and institutions of Nicaragua. | Through an official statement, the nations of the ALBA-TCP regional bloc responded to the recent announcement of fresh unilateral coercive measures by the US and the EU council. Like other acts of economic warfare waged against Nicaragua by the US, EU, and other allies, including Canada, these aggressive measures are not corroborated by United Nations decisions,…

_____ (2022-01-14). What is Behind the "Persecution of K-pop" in China? journal-neo.org According to South Korean media reports of January 6, the Chinese Hunan TV and Mango TV streaming platforms began airing a South Korean drama Saimdang, Memoir of Colors, on January 4, 2022. The National Radio and Television Administration (NRTA) approved the series six years ago. On the other hand, Beijing was displeased with South Korea's …

_____ (2022-01-14). Why is the US Stirring Up Tibet as an 'Issue'? journal-neo.org More than a mere territorial and ethnic question, Tibet, for the US, is a geo-political opportunity to up the ante against China in Asia and the Indo-Pacific region. The US decision to appoint a 'special envoy' for Tibetan 'issue' comes at a time when the US' anti-China rhetoric has persistently failed to drive a wave …

_____ (2022-01-14). A Program For A Future Society That We Will Build In The Present. popularresistance.org In October 2021, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) released a report that received barely any attention: the Global Multidimensional Poverty Index 2021, notably subtitled Unmasking disparities by ethnicity, caste, and gender. 'Multidimensional poverty' is a much more precise measurement of poverty than the international poverty line of $1.90 per day. It looks at ten indicators divided along three axes: health (nutrition, child mortality), education (years of schooling, school attendance), and standard of living (cooking fuel, sanitation, drinking water, electricity, housing, assets). The team studie…

_____ (2022-01-14). Nicaragua In The Multipolar World. popularresistance.org The United States and the European Union announced new sanctions on the day that Daniel Ortega was inaugurated as president of Nicaragua. The move was not surprising, given that the United States congress passed the RENACER Act one week before elections which were held on November 7. | The people of Nicaragua have acted in defiance of the United States ever since the 1979 revolution. First, Ronald Reagan used reactionary forces, the Contras, as proxies in an attempt to destroy the new government. The Reagan administration mined Nicaragua's harbors and fomented a war which cost an estimated 30,000 lives. The Unite…

_____ (2022-01-14). Nurses In US Protest COVID-19 Working Conditions. popularresistance.org The protests were held under the banner of National Nurses United (NNU), a labor union with more than 175,000 members nationwide, which called on the hospital industry to "invest in safe staffing." | Hospitals in the US, the worst-hit country in the world, have been struggling to cope up with the new tide of COVID-19 cases in recent weeks, as well as worker shortages and burnout. | Nurses are furious over sheer callousness and indifference shown by the government as well as their employers, blaming them for caring about their businesses, not the public health. | The protests took place across 11 US states and Was…

_____ (2022-01-14). The Iran Deal And The Assassination Of Soleimani. popularresistance.org Vienna – World leaders have descended upon Austrian capital Vienna to participate in the ongoing nuclear deal being negotiated primarily between the United States and Iran. Today, MintPress spoke to Dr. Seyed Mohammad Marandi, Professor of English Literature and Orientalism at the University of Tehran. Dr. Marandi is currently in Vienna as part of the Iranian delegation. | While corporate media often portray Iran as a recalcitrant pariah and the United States as a long-suffering broker in the situation, Dr. Marandi notes that it was actually the Trump administration that unilaterally walked away from the agreemen…

_____ (2022-01-14). South Korea Will See A Massive Labor Uprising On January 15. popularresistance.org On January 15, a coalition of workers across South Korea‚Äâ—‚Äârural farmers, the urban poor and laborers‚Äâ—‚Äâwill gather in downtown Seoul for a National All-People's Mobilization, in a protest expected to reach large numbers. Since October, workers have mobilized to demand better conditions, broader labor protections and policies, and structural reforms ahead of the forthcoming presidential and local elections of 2022 (in March and June respectively). | The South Korean government has used pandemic restrictions to regulate and lim…

_____ (2022-01-14). The Rule Of Law Must Finally Evolve Into The Rule Of Justice. popularresistance.org Many politicians, academics, media pundits are wont of invoking the "rule of law", a "rules-based international order", "values diplomacy" etc. But what do all these benevolent-sounding slogans actually mean in practice? Who makes the rules, who interprets them, who enforces them? What transparency and accountability accompany these noble pledges? | In a very real sense, we already have a "rules based international order" in the form of the UN Charter and its "supremacy clause", article 103 of which grants it priority over all other treaties and agreements. The norms established in the Charter are rational, but e…

_____ (2022-01-14). Ugandans Escalate Movement Of 'Radical Rudeness' Following Violent Arrest Over Mean Tweet. popularresistance.org "Men with guns are breaking my door. They say they're policemen but are not in uniform. I've locked myself inside." | This was the final Facebook post by Kakwenza Rukirabashaija, 2021 winner of the PEN Pinter International Writer of Courage Award, on Dec. 28. Within minutes of his post, Rukirabashaija was abducted by Uganda's Special Forces Command, a military outfit notorious for torturing nonviolent activists. | Rukirabashaija — author of a political allegory novel and an autobiographical book detailing his previous torture — has only surfaced once since his brutal kidnapping. When his lawyer Eron K…

_____ (2022-01-14). We Know The Silver Bullet To Ending Poverty And Destitution. popularresistance.org Here's how the world should operate in simple terms: A certain country or region or city or township or Hobbit hole tries something in order to help their society or group or hovel — if it works, other places then do it. If it doesn't work, other places don't do it. It's like when you were a kid and you saw your brother slide down the banister and rack himself on the newel post — You then thought, "Maybe that activity is not for me." But if he didn't nail himself in the jewels, you probably thought, "I think I'll try that." | That's how the United States government should work, but it doesn't. For-pro…

_____ (2022-01-14). Workers Are The Best Guarantors Of Their Own Safety. popularresistance.org Officials in Bangladesh have filed murder charges against some of the people involved in the 2013 collapse of the Rana Plaza garment factory that killed more than 1,100 mostly women workers, and injured thousands of others under circumstances almost too cruel to fathom. | It doesn't require speaking for the deceased to imagine that they would hope not only for justice for themselves, but for whatever actions are necessary to prevent such a disaster happening to others. Are we seeing some of those actions? Are real lessons being learned from what's been called the garment industry's deadliest disaster? | Joining u…

Ana Perdigón (2022-01-14). US Congressman Meeks asks Biden to Recognize Venezuelan Electoral Authority. orinocotribune.com US Congressperson Gregory Meeks called on the Biden administration to recognize Venezuela's new National Electoral Council (CNE), noting that such a statement by the US would open doors for new opportunities. | Meeks, who is also president of the Foreign Affairs Committee of the US House of Representatives, urged US President Biden to recognize the CNE and commit to the government of Nicolás Maduro. | The statement…

Anish R M (2022-01-14). Julian Assange case: 4 things that the media doesn't tell you. peoplesdispatch.org As a US extradition looms over Julian Assange and the Wikileaks founder continues to remain in prison without charge, we compile a list of the most important facets of his case that mainstream media often overlooked…

Ann Brown (2022-01-14). Baltimore State's Attorney Marilyn Mosby Indicted By Feds Over Mortgage Applications. moguldom.com Baltimore's top prosecutor, State's Attorney Marilyn Mosby, was indicted on Jan. 13 on federal charges of perjury and filing false mortgage applications related to her purchase of two Florida vacation homes. The 41-year-old Democrat was elected to her post in 2015. She is being accused of falsely claiming twice to have suffered a work-related financial …

Ann Brown (2022-01-14). 1 Million Students Drop Out Of College During Covid, 465,000 In 2021. moguldom.com Overall undergraduate college enrollment dipped for the second year in a row due to the covid-19 pandemic but HBCUs reached near-record enrollment numbers in 2021. Colleges lost a whopping 465,000 students in the fall of 2021, according to a new report. There has been a 6.6 percent decline in undergraduate enrollment since 2019, according to …

Ann Brown (2022-01-14). Fact Check: 40% Of Credit Card Debt Holders Don't Know Their Interest Rate. moguldom.com Do you know the interest rate on your credit cards? If you don't, you're not alone. Some 40 percent of Americans with credit card debt do not know what interest rate they are paying on that debt, according to a new Bankrate report. "As much as we have heard about record-low rates on other products, credit card …

Anonymous Contributor (2022-01-14). Call in Support of Indigenous Prisoner Rights at USP Victorville. itsgoingdown.org Call-in campaign to support Indigenous prisoners at USP Victoriville. Originally posted to Free Oso Blanco. Artwork: Scalp Warrior, by OB with Bear & White Eyes, 2016 Stand with Indigenous prisoners at USP Victorville! Tell BOP prison officials and staff to respect Native religious rights and practices! On behalf of all Native and Indigenous prisoners held…

Dana Sanchez (2022-01-14). Economists Lisa Cook And Phillip Jefferson Nominated To Federal Reserve: Where Do They Stand On Reparations? moguldom.com Two Black economists, Lisa D. Cook and Phillip Jefferson, have been picked by President Joe Biden to serve on the Federal Reserve's seven-member Board of Governors amid growing calls to diversify the Fed's overwhelmingly white ranks. If confirmed, Cook's and Jefferson's addition to the world's most powerful central bank will help make it more racially …

Dean Baker (2022-01-14). Is Europe's Inflation Joe Biden's Fault? cepr.net We would probably think it is, if we relied on CNN and other such sources, but in good old reality land, that's a hard story to tell. Anyhow, as some of us tried to explain, inflation is a worldwide phenomenon associated with reopening from after a worldwide pandemic, which is not yet over. We got …

Derek Royden (2022-01-14). How the populist right twists leftwing ideas to appeal to voters. nationofchange.org One of the more interesting aspects of rightwing populism, especially in the form it's taken in the United States, is its use of traditionally leftist talking points for reactionary political ends. This is a smart strategy as leftist ideas are broadly popular, especially when directed at the unaccountable power of big business and its servants …

Editor (2022-01-14). How Education International is pushing teachers' unions into the 4th Industrial Revolution. mronline.org Why have teachers' unions been pushing ed-tech that is driving schools into the 4IR? Look no further than Education International, a global federation tied to UNESCO & the WEF that dominates most teachers' unions in the U.S. and beyond.

Editor (2022-01-14). Jason E Smith: 'Smart Machines and Service Work: Automation in an Age of Stagnation'. mronline.org Smith begins with Friedrich Pollock's definition of automation as a 'technique of industrial production [in which] the machines are "controlled" by machines', and shows that this trend of automation, while increasing labor productivity in the industrial and manufacturing sector, is also the reason for a lack of automation in the service sector.

Editor (2022-01-14). Michael Là∂wy: 'Revolutions'. mronline.org 'Revolutions' is a major contribution to our understanding of the principal social movements which shape our modern world.

Editor (2022-01-14). Peter Richardson: Meet the Real Hunter S. Thompson, One of the Most Distinctive American Voices of the Past Century. scheerpost.com "Hunter-gatherer" Art by Mr.Fish. | Click to subscribe on: Hunter S. Thompson, the co-founder of Gonzo journalism best known for his book "Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas," is a legend in American letters. His reporting for Rolling Stone, in which he developed the subgenre of New Journalism that later became known as Gonzo because of his willingness to insert himse…

Editor (2022-01-14). The Movement to Shut Down Red Hill Forced a Concession from the U.S. Navy. The Fight Continues. scheerpost.com Oahu Water Protectors and supporters demonstrate in opposition to the Red Hill fuel tanks. (Honolulu Civil Beat) | By Sam Carliner / After more than a month of fierce struggle, water protectors in O'ahu have won a first victory over the U.S. Navy. On January 10, the navy

Fairness & Accuracy In Reporting (2022-01-14). Pardiss Kebriaei on Guantánamo Prisoners. fair.org Prisoners of Guantánamo (photo: Shane T. McCoy/US Navy) | This week on CounterSpin: As we pass the grim milestone of 20 years of the military prison at Guantánamo Bay, Cuba, even Michael Lehnert, the Marine general who set the camp up, The number of Muslim men and boys in Guantánamo has shrunk from som…

G. Dunkel (2022-01-14). Starbucks union push comes to Ohio. workers.org Cleveland Early in the morning of Jan. 10, another group of Starbucks workers — called "partners" — filed for a union representation election with the National Labor Relations Board. A solid majority of the 20 employees at the West 6th store in downtown Cleveland signed cards to be represented by . . . |

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2022-01-14). How Capital Weaponizes the Social Ills it Creates. libya360.wordpress.com Rainer Shea In The Peasant War in Germany, Friedrich Engels wrote: The lumpenproletariat, this scum of the decaying elements of all classes, which establishes headquarters in all the big cities, is the worst of all possible allies. It is an absolutely venal, an absolutely brazen crew. If the French workers, in the course of the Revolution,…

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2022-01-14). The Venceremos Brigade Continues US Solidarity with Cuba. libya360.wordpress.com Siempre Con Cuba Members of the National Coordinating Committee of the Venceremos Brigade with a representative from the Cuban Institute of Friendship with the Peoples (ICAP) Members of the national coordinating committee of the Venceremos Brigade, made up of US citizens in solidarity with Cuba, affirmed the continuity of the project begun in 1969 and confirmed…

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2022-01-14). Turkey Draws Closer to the US and Europe. libya360.wordpress.com M. K. Bhadrakumar A US Navy destroyer crosses the Bosphorus to enter the Black Sea, as tensions simmer around Ukraine. (File photo) Being a "swing state" may have tactical advantages but when life gets tough and the tough gets going, there could be consequences. Turkey once faced such a moment of truth a hundred years ago. It faces…

Isheka N. Harrison (2022-01-14). Navient To Cancel Student Debt Of Over 400,000 Borrowers In $1.7B Deal With States. moguldom.com Student loan servicer Navient will provide debt cancellation and relief to over 400,000 borrowers after years of being embroiled in lawsuits. One of the country's largest student loan servicing companies, Navient agreed to a $1.85 billion settlement after being sued by 39 states' attorneys general for unfair, deceptive and predatory lending practices. According to a Jan. …

Isheka N. Harrison (2022-01-14). Truck Driver, 27, To Get $30K Over Losses From Robinhood Restricting Trading Of Reddit Meme Stocks. moguldom.com A 27-year-old truck driver is getting a $30,000 payday from Robinhood after the trading app was found liable for losses he incurred when the online broker restricted trading on meme stocks in January 2021 during an unprecedented short squeeze. On Thursday, Jan. 6, the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) ruled that Robinhood had to pay Jose Batista …

It's Going Down (2022-01-14). Signal Warning?: Why Moxie's Departure is Not the End of Signal. itsgoingdown.org Technical discourse almost always generates an odd sort of distortion when it collides with life outside of disciplinary separations. This is very much the case when it comes to radicals and information security. Communications, computer science and cryptography are highly complex, to the point that even people working in the security industry full time have…

Jan Oberg (2022-01-14). NATO Expansion: Blinken and Stoltenberg Lie Intentionally and the Media Let Them. dissidentvoice.org Secretary of State Antony Blinken and NATO's chief Jens Stoltenberg To deceive, telling half-truths, or a complete lie is nothing new in politics, particularly security politics. But until some 20-30 years ago, I would — perhaps naively — see it as an exception. Tragically — and perhaps to many readers' surprise — it is now …

John Catalinotto (2022-01-14). U.S. working class — on the edge of historic unionization drive? workers.org This article was written for an international end-of-year collection and published in French and Spanish translations on lapluma.net and tlaxcala-int.blogspot.com. Times Square, New York City, Dec. 22, 2021.WW Photo: Tony Murphy Workers at three Amazon locations have opened drives to form a union in this mammoth corporation that employs over . . . |

José Manuel Blanco Diaz (2022-01-14). Russia's Riabkov: Increased Military Cooperation with Cuba and Venezuela Not Ruled Out. orinocotribune.com The government of the Russian Federation ratified its willingness to support the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela with strategic cooperation in the midst of the unilateral coercive measures imposed by the US administration against the South American country. This was affirmed by the Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergey Riabkov, who has been leading the Russian delegation in its meetings with top US and NATO officials and attempting to diffuse the tension created by the latest encirclement of Russia via NATO military bases and arms sales. | According to statements issued by the high-ranking Russian official and…

Julia Conley (2022-01-14). More than 8,000 Kroger grocery workers strike in Colorado. nationofchange.org On the heels of a new report showing significant financial insecurity, including homelessness, among workers at Kroger grocery stores, more than 8,000 of the chain's employees in Colorado went on strike Wednesday to demand fair wages and better healthcare benefits. Amid a recent wave of successful strikes at companies including John Deere and Kellogg's, the …

Kaleigh O'Keefe (2022-01-14). Mothers, teachers demand sex education & counselors for Boston Public Schools. liberationnews.org Andira Ture asked for sex education at the Timilty Middle School, and her son faced retaliation. After her concerns were dismissed by administrators, Ture began a campaign to demand better from Boston Public Schools, and she wants parents and teachers to join her. Some already have.

Kevin Mwanza (2022-01-14). Solrise Finance (SLRS): Is The Solana DeFi Crypto The Next Big Investing Opportunity? 5 Things To Know. moguldom.com Solrise Finance (SLRS), a Solana-based decentralized investment platform that allows portfolio managers to create funds governed by smart contracts, has attracted the attention of funders and investors alike as the breakaway token continues its rise into 2022. A new cryptocurrency launched in April 2020 as an open-source project, Solana (SOL) is maintained by the Geneva-based Solana …

Nick Flores (2022-01-14). Book Review: 'On the Ho Chi Minh Trail' Leaves U.S. War Propaganda Intact. towardfreedom.org Sherry Buchanan's "On the Ho Chi Minh Trail" criticizes a few isolated events that took place during the U.S. war on Vietnam. This speaks more to the depressing ignorance of so-called progressives in the West than to the experiences of Vietnamese women, writes Nick Flores.

Olivia Rosane (2022-01-14). 15-minute tumble dry can release hundreds of thousands of microfibers into the air. nationofchange.org Every time you stick a load of clothes into a tumble dryer, you may be releasing hundreds of thousands of microfibers into the air. That's the conclusion of a new study published in Environmental Science & Technology Letters Wednesday, which measured the fibers that escape from a household vented tumble dryer into the surrounding air. …

Party for Socialism, Liberation (2022-01-14). PSL solidarity statement with the people of Sudan and Sudanese Communist Party. liberationnews.org The Party for Socialism and Liberation offers its heartfelt solidarity to the millions taking to the streets to oppose Sudan's coup regime in the face of beatings, arrests and bullets…

Peoples Dispatch (2022-01-14). Drivers and transport workers in Lebanon strike against government apathy. peoplesdispatch.org The striking workers blocked several major highways and roads demanding the government to reinstate past subsidies on fuel and other commodities in the face of spiraling inflation…

Peoples Dispatch (2022-01-14). Trial against Jeanine àÅñez to begin soon in Bolivia. peoplesdispatch.org Jeanine àÅñez faces charges of "breach of duties" and "resolutions contrary to the Constitution and the Law" for her illegal self-proclamation as "interim president of Bolivia" during the US-backed coup d'état against former president Evo Morales in November 2019…

Rann Miller (2022-01-14). Try Harder: Biden Makes His Case For Voting Rights. moguldom.com I remember sitting in a meeting many years ago when I was serving in a counselor role for a school. I and a few other staff members were called into a meeting by the principal to discuss how to support students who were "at-risk" for failing for the year. When working for another school as …

Robert Penner (2022-01-14). Colectivo workers deliver petition to owners: Stop delaying certification of union victory. liberationnews.org "I think management, the bosses are always going to oppose it but literally everybody else is on our side."

Staff (2022-01-14). Foreign Affairs Minister Plasencia Denounces New HRW Report as Attack Against Venezuela. orinocotribune.com This Thursday, January 13, Venezuelan Minister of Foreign Affairs Félix Plasencia denounced the latest

Vijay Prashad (2022-01-14). A Programme for a future society that we will build in the present: The Second Newsletter (2022). mronline.org In October 2021, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) released a report that received barely any attention: 'the Global Multidimensional Poverty Index 2021', notably subtitled Unmasking disparities by ethnicity, caste, and gender.

Viviana Weinstein (2022-01-14). Denver: KingSoopers workers begin strike at 5:00 a.m. Jan. 12. workers.org Denver The workers of the largest supermarket chain in Colorado, KingSoopers went on strike at 5: 00 a.m. Jan. 12. The strike involves 8,400 workers and 63 stores statewide. The last time the United Food and Commercial Workers (UFCW) members went on strike was 25 years ago in 1996. Strike begins . . . |

Workers World Party (2022-01-14). Enslavement, prisons — and the vote. workers.org Martin Luther King Day statement Prisoners Solidarity Committee of Workers World Party What does voting mean to an incarcerated person? As we honor Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s birthday in 2022, we consider this question within the context of the struggle for the right to self-determination for the most oppressed . . . |

teleSUR- lvm -HIM (2022-01-14). ONU pide a la comunidad internacional más apoyo para Afganistán. telesurtv.net Guterres precisó que las mujeres y las niñas de Afganistán deben tener acceso a todas las oportunidades de educación y empleo.

Staff (2022-01-14). Russia responds to US 'false flag' claims. rt.com The Kremlin says there is no evidence for 'hearsay' accusations of Russian 'operatives' set to frame Ukraine | After Western media carried reports, on Friday, citing unnamed US officials, claiming that Russia is preparing a "false flag" incident in order to invade Ukraine, the Kremlin has dismissed them as baseless and unfounded rumors. | "So far, all these statements have been unsubstantiated and not backed up by anything," spokesman Dmitry Peskov told TASS news agency, when asked about the stories making the rounds. | Earlier in the day, anonymous US officials echoed claims from Kiev that Russia had sent "op…

Staff (2022-01-14). Senior Navalny allies added to Russia's 'terrorist & extremist' list. rt.com Their bank accounts will now immediately be frozen | Leonid Volkov and Ivan Zhdanov, two close allies of the jailed Russian opposition activist Alexey Navalny, have been added to a state register of extremists. They were placed on an international wanted list last year. | The two men's names were registered on the website of Rosfinmonitoring, Russia's financial monitoring service, on Friday. | The agency compiles information on those suspected of terrorist or extremist activity. Under Russian law, the bank accounts of individuals on the list must be frozen immediately. Both men currently live abroad, having le…

ecns.cn (2022-01-14). Tibetan girls have fun in winter sports. ecns.cn Sixty Tibetan girls sponsored by the local Spring Buds Project are coached in a variety of winter sports to celebrate the upcoming Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics.

Leon Kunstenaar (2022-01-14). STOP Scab Amazon Warehouse In San Francisco! indybay.org Amazon wants to build a huge warehouse in area supposed to have affordable housing.

sputniknews (2022-01-14). Oops Moment: India's BJP Politician Reaches Out to Voter Taking Bath in Viral Video. sputniknews.com Ahead of state assembly polls, the Election Commission of India has banned physical rallies, prompting politicians to do door-to-door campaigning. In India's most populous state, Uttar Pradesh, it looks like some politicians can't afford to waste any chance to personally woo voters.

Kamal Iranidoost (2022-01-14). Vienna talks continue at political, expert levels on Fri. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jan. 14 (MNA) —The Vienna talks between Iran and the P4+1 group continue at expert and political levels for several days in a row on Friday.

Kamal Iranidoost (2022-01-14). Briefing on Iran's daily developments. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jan. 14 (MNA) — The following are the Islamic Republic of Iran's latest developments in the last 24 hours.

teleSUR, JDO (2022-01-14). Armenia y Turquía prosiguen diálogo para normalizar relaciones. telesurtv.net No tienen relaciones diplomáticas. Turquía no reconoce el genocidio de 1.5 millones de armenios, en 1915, por el Imperio Otomano.

teleSUR, SH (2022-01-14). Brasil roza los 100 mil casos del coronavirus en 24 horas. telesurtv.net Las autoridades sanitarias indicaron que Brasil viene aumentando el ritmo de contagios desde hace más de tres semanas.

sputniknews (2022-01-14). Cabinet Ministers Reportedly Reveal What BoJo Should Do to Save His Scandal-Hit Career. sputniknews.com On Wednesday, several senior Tory backbenchers called on Prime Minister Boris Johnson to resign after he apologised for attending a May 2020 party held in his official residence on Downing Street during a COVID-19 lockdown.

Editor (2022-01-14). Why I'm hoping Corbyn launches a new party. mronline.org After the damage Starmer has done, the left would need decades to rebuild from within the party — and we don't have decades. The crises facing working people are already urgent, argues CHELLEY RYAN…

sputniknews (2022-01-14). North Korea Fires Unidentified Projectile, Report Suggests. sputniknews.com Earlier this week, the DPRK raised concerns in the region, conducting a missile test of a Hwasong-8 hypersonic rocket. According to KCNA, the missile actually flew 1,000 kilometres, including a 600-kilometre "glide jump flight", and hit its target.

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2022-01-14). Consumer Health: What is Hashimoto's disease? newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org January is Thyroid Awareness Month, which makes this a good time to learn more about Hashimoto's disease. Hashimoto's disease, also known as Hashimoto's thyroiditis, is an autoimmune disorder where your immune system creates antibodies that damage your thyroid gland. The thyroid is a butterfly-shaped gland at the base of your neck. Your thyroid produces hormones that regulate your heart rate, blood pressure, body temperature and weight. Hashimoto's disease is the most common cause of hypothyroidism, or underactive…

Kamal Iranidoost (2022-01-14). Iran, China FMs discuss diverse issues in face-to-face talks. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jan. 14 (MNA) — Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian and his Chinese counterpart discussed a variety of issues in various political, economic, trade, consular and cultural fields in a meeting in East Asian country.

Kamal Iranidoost (2022-01-14). VIDEO: Successful test of "Raafe" solid-fueled space engine. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jan. 14 (MNA) — The video shows the successful test of the advanced the propeller of satellite carrier "Raafe" which uses solid fuel. The technology exists in only four countries in the world, said IRGC Aerospace Force commander Hajizadeh.

sputniknews (2022-01-14). Court Hearing for Harry Dunn's Suspected Killer Anne Sacoolas Postponed. sputniknews.com Sacoolas reportedly hit the 19-year-old Briton with her car back in August, as she was driving on the wrong side of the road. The young man died, and Sacoolas fled the UK for the US, claiming diplomatic immunity from prosecution.

Staff (2022-01-14). Vale-No vale: Venta de productos limitados, salideros en calles y Nauta Hogar. cubadebate.cu Cubadebate continúa con su sección Vale-No Vale para reconocer, una vez más gracias a los comentarios y correos que nos envían nuestros lectores, todo aquello que vale porque mejora nuestras vidas, desarrolla el país o nos hace mejores ciudadanos, y señalar también todo lo que No Vale y merece ser cambiado.

Women's March Foundation (2022-01-14). Saturday 1/22: 49th Anniversary of Roe V. Wade Town Hall w/ Women's March Foundation. indybay.org Virtual event – Join from anywhere…

teleSUR, yart, DRL (2022-01-14). Convocan a encuentro virtual en rechazo al bloqueo contra Cuba. telesurtv.net Cuba continúa recibiendo respaldo de países hermanos como Japón que envió donaciones de ómnibus recientemente.

Staff (2022-01-14). Yemenis attack ISIL, UAE mercenaries in Shabwah with missiles. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jan. 14 (MNA) — Yemeni army and allied forces attacked the ISIL elements and the UAE-backed mercenaries with missiles and drones in southern Shabwah province.

teleSUR, yart, JDO (2022-01-14). Rusia alerta a Occidente sobre demora en ofrecer garantías de seguridad. telesurtv.net Moscú está consciente de que para lograr un consenso respecto a las garantías de seguridad es preciso el criterio de EE.UU.

WSWS (2022-01-14). Congressional Democrats maintain pretense as Biden concedes defeat on voting rights bill. wsws.org In response to the right-wing onslaught against democratic rights, President Biden has combined inflated rhetoric with empty gestures.

Staff (2022-01-14). Headlines for January 14, 2022. democracynow.org Voting Rights Bills Appear Doomed in Senate as Sinema & Manchin Oppose Filibuster Change, Supreme Court Strikes Down Vaccination-or-Test Mandate for 84 Million U.S. Workers, White House Orders Another Half-Billion Coronavirus Tests for U.S. Residents, New York Mayor Considering Virtual Learning Option as COVID-19 Cases Surge in Classrooms, Head of Oath Keepers Among 11 Charged with Seditious Conspiracy over Jan. 6 Insurrection, RNC May Try to Block Future Candidates from Presidential Debates, U.N. Calls for Urgent Funding to Avert Millions of Deaths in Afghanistan, Specter of War Remains After Talks Fail to Resol…

ecns.cn (2022-01-14). China urges certain countries to stop stockpiling vaccines and live up to promises: FM spokesperson. ecns.cn China calls on relevant countries to live up to promises of providing vaccines to the world, work with China to close the global "immunization gap" and make due contribution to humanity's early victory over the COVID-19 pandemic, Chinese FM spokesperson Wang Wenbin said Thursday.

Staff (2022-01-14). Head of Russia-led bloc reveals details of Kazakhstan mission. rt.com The arrival of the allied peacekeeping force had a "sobering effect" in Kazakhstan, the official believes | As the Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO) wraps up its peacekeeping mission in Kazakhstan, the top official of the Russia-led military bloc talked about the course of the deployment and its results with RT. | Kazakhstan faced a rocky start to the new year, as a wave of violent unrest broke out on the back of protests triggered by a sharp hike in fuel prices. As the initially peaceful protest devolved into violence and rioting in a matter of days, Kazakh President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev reached…

WSWS (2022-01-14). Students, educators and parents angered over Chicago Teachers Union deal to reopen schools. wsws.org As Chicago students prepare walkouts, opposition is growing to the CTU's deal to reopen schools in the midst of the deadly Omicron surge.

Oakland Asian Cultural Center (2022-01-14). Friday 2/18: "Manzanar, Diverted: When Water Becomes Dust" Virtual Screening and Talk. indybay.org Virtual event only (RSVP for access details)…

San Francisco Public Library (2022-01-14). Wednesday 1/19: Socially Responsible Investing: Funding Retirement that Benefits Worker, Nature & Society. indybay.org Online webinar…

WSWS (2022-01-14). Worksop B&Q warehouse workers enter fourth week of all-out pay strike. wsws.org Unite's calls for "reasonable" and "acceptable" offers is the language of evasion and submission. A demand is associated with a fight to protect living standards against the enrichment of the companies, or it is nothing.

David Swanson (2022-01-14). VIDEO: CrossTalk | Russia-NATO Impasse. warisacrime.org By Crosstalk, January 14, 2022 Over the past two and half years Russia and NATO have agreed on very little, if anything. However, both agreed to meet for a high-level meeting and they did in Brussels. Both sides made their case. Nothing was really resolved. Lots of words. What happens next may be actions. CrossTalking …

ecns.cn (2022-01-14). China's emerging first-tier cities most popular among new college graduates. ecns.cn China's emerging first-tier cities have become most popular destinations among fresh graduates seeking jobs, China Youth Daily reported on Friday.

Brittani Banks (2022-01-14). Are Western Wealthy Countries Determined to Starve the People of Afghanistan? independentmediainstitute.org On January 11, 2022, the United Nations (UN) Emergency Relief Coordinator Martin Griffiths appealed to the international community to help raise $4.4 billion for Afghanistan in humanitarian aid, calling this effort, "the largest ever appeal for a single country for humanitarian assistance." This amount is required "in the hope of shoring up collapsing basic services …

WSWS (2022-01-14). Workers Struggles: Europe, Middle East & Africa. wsws.org School students in Italy in COVID safety strike demand return to remote learning and free tests and masks; protests in major cities in Lebanon and teachers strike as currency continues to fall; hundreds of striking South African Clover Foods dairy workers out for eight weeks protest wage cuts, retrenchments and restructuring…

Staff (2022-01-14). Archivo CD: Si el hombre tuviese estatutos, serían los de Thiago. cubadebate.cu Una tarde del verano por 1974 caminando hacia la casa de un amigo que vivía en el Náutico vi que un señor con una larga cabellera blanca, todo vestido de blanco, que subía en el jardín de la casa a un cocotero sin zapatos. Era el poeta Thiago de Mello…

imperial.ac.uk (2022-01-14). AMS professorship and disease relapse: News from the College. imperial.ac.uk Here's a batch of fresh news and announcements from across Imperial.

sputniknews (2022-01-14). Indian, Chinese Journalists Clash on Twitter Over 'Rumour' of PLA Troops Dying Due to 'Extreme Cold'. sputniknews.com The border standoff between India and China in the eastern Ladakh region erupted in 2020. It remains unresolved despite 14 rounds of military commander-level talks and several official meetings, including between the foreign ministers of both countries. Both sides blame each other for triggering the standoff.

ecns.cn (2022-01-14). New cargo air route links Kashgar, Islamabad. ecns.cn A cargo flight departed the Kashgar International Airport, Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region for Islamabad, capital of Pakistan on Wednesday.

Staff (2022-01-14). Senior prosecutor praised by Kamala Harris is indicted on federal charges. rt.com The vice president encouraged voters to support Marilyn Mosby to help 'reform' the criminal justice system | On Thursday, Marilyn Mosby, the state's attorney for Baltimore, was indicted for perjury and falsifying documents at a time when she alleged she was struggling financially due to the Covid-19 pandemic. | Mosby, a Democrat who was elected to her position in 2015, claimed on two occasions that she was suffering work-related hardship so as to borrow a total of $90,000 from her retirement account. She used that money to purchase two Florida vacation homes, prosecutors say. | According to the indictment, Mos…

sputniknews (2022-01-14). India's Top Hindu Group Rolls Out Campaign to 'Bridge' Caste Divide in Society. sputniknews.com In December 2021, the Vishva Hindu Parishad (VHP) organised an 11-day nationwide public awareness campaign about religious conversions in India. During the campaign, the VHP also demanded that the government pass a law to forbid forced religious conversions.

teleSUR, JDO (2022-01-14). Comercio exterior de China crece 21,4 % en 2021. telesurtv.net Creció el superávit comercial con EE. UU., tras la caída de 2018 y 2019 debido a la guerra comercial impuesta por ese país.

Brittani Banks (2022-01-14). How 'Queer Eye' Upholds Liberal Economic Fantasies. independentmediainstitute.org When Netflix recently released season six of the popular reality show "Queer Eye," I eagerly binge-watched all 10 episodes, savoring Tan France's precise fashion sense, Bobby Berk's jaw-droppingly elegant interior designs, Karamo Brown's sage and insightful personal advice, Antoni Porowski's versatile kitchen skills, and, of course, Jonathan Van Ness' endearingly quirky makeovers. The show is …

sputniknews (2022-01-14). Britney Spears Attacks Her Sister, Accuses Jamie of Profiting Off Her Name. sputniknews.com Since the singer had her conservatorship terminated, she's written several posts harshly criticising members of her family for what she described as their "demoralising" and "degrading" treatment of her. The "Baby One More Time" singer also made several veiled attacks at her sister.

sputniknews (2022-01-14). Construction Projects & Billions in Investments: Israel is Making Over Golan Heights. sputniknews.com The Jewish state's government has recently decided to double the amount of residents in the disputed plateau. It also announced that a great deal of money will be injected into infrastructure projects, the expansion of current towns, and the creation of new settlements.

ecns.cn (2022-01-14). DPRK fires unidentified projectile eastward — S.Korea's JCS. ecns.cn The Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) fired an unidentified projectile eastward, South Korea's Joint Chiefs of Staff (JCS) said Friday without mentioning further details.

UFCLP (2022-01-14). Wednesday 1/19: Enough Is Enough! No Public Funded Stadium In Port Of Oakland For Billionaire A's Owner. indybay.org Oakland City Hall | Oscar Grant Plaza…

teleSUR, mcs, MER (2022-01-14). Argentina dona un millón de vacunas contra Covid-19 a Egipto. telesurtv.net El envío de estas donaciones son gestionadas por la Cancillería y el Ministerio de Salud de Argentina.

Rick Rozoff (2022-01-14). Headlines from the Russian press. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com RT: Russia orders snap inspection of troops' readiness for rapid deployment Patience with West has come to an end — Moscow US claims Russia preparing 'false flag' in Ukraine Is Russia really preparing an offensive against Ukraine? Russia reveals when it expects Western response to security proposals TASS: Russia able to ensure its security, not …

David Giesen (2022-01-14). Saturday 1/15: Lost land regained: 40 acres and a mule, the walking tour. indybay.org American Youth Hostel | 312 Mason Street | San Francisco | (meet in the lobby)…

UU Ministry for the Earth (2022-01-14). Thursday 1/27: Shadow of Gold: The Destructive Impact of Metals Mining on Ecology & World's Poorest. indybay.org Online event…

Rick Rozoff (2022-01-14). Yahoo News excerpts: CIA trains Ukrainian paramilitaries for war with Russia. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com From Yahoo News national security correspondent Zach Dorfman. CIA-trained Ukrainian paramilitaries may take central role if Russia invades The CIA is overseeing a secret intensive training program in the U.S. for elite Ukrainian special operations forces and other intelligence personnel, according to five former intelligence and national security officials familiar with the initiative. The program, …

Staff (2022-01-14). Afghanistan in Freefall: Deadly U.S. Sanctions Blamed for Shocking Humanitarian Crisis. democracynow.org As Afghanistan faces a dire humanitarian crisis, we look at how more Afghans may die from U.S. sanctions than at the hands of the Taliban. The U.S.'s attempts to block support for the new de facto government have prevented vital funding from flowing to the nation's civil servants, particularly in education and the health sector. Dr. Paul Spiegel says conditions in the hospitals he visited in Kabul as part of a World Health Organization emergency team are rapidly deteriorating, and he describes the lack of heat and basic amenities as winter descended. "There's been a drought. There's food insecurity. And all of th…

Casper Busse (2022-01-14). Those who benefit from Corona should pay too. indybay.org It's a dangerous trend for a society that is already tending to drift apart and where tensions could become ever greater: Corona has caused the differences between rich and poor to grow, even in Germany. Those who have anyway will become richer in the pandemic. For those who have to struggle, it will be even harder.

Staff (2022-01-14). °Béisbol de pueblo desde el 14 de enero de 1962! cubadebate.cu El rumbo de la Revolución cubana alertó tempranamente al Gobierno de Estados Unidos sobre su plena vocación social, con el ser humano al centro de todo, y también de su creciente arraigo popular, como se vio muy pronto en el béisbol.

Staff (2022-01-14). Johnson eyes Downing Street overhaul to avert 'political death' — media. rt.com Boris Johnson under fire over reports his office held multiple parties while England was in lockdown | UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson is reportedly expected to conduct a shake-up of Downing Street staff amid growing pressure over a number of parties allegedly held by his office in breach of Covid lockdown rules. | The Financial Times has reported that Johnson will launch a major restructuring of his top staff in an effort to cling to power as public and political criticism mounts against his government. | Speaking anonymously to the FT, one individual identified as an ally of Johnson claimed that "Boris reali…

WSWS (2022-01-14). UAW secures second tentative agreement at Columbia with de facto pay cuts. wsws.org While this second TA has been hailed by the leadership on both sides as a "historic deal," it is nothing of the sort.

Staff (2022-01-14). Dutch restaurants rebel against Covid rules. rt.com Some eateries have opened up despite lockdown rules forbidding it | Some restaurants in the Netherlands have reopened despite current Covid restrictions, in a refusal to wait for the Dutch prime minister's announcement, expected later on Friday, on whether to relax the month-long lockdown. | In an act of defiance against the government's tough Covid-19 restrictions, which were imposed in mid-December, restaurants in the Dutch city of Valkenburg reopened on Friday with support from the local mayor. | Protestopening van winkels en horeca in Valkenburg (Nederland) is rustig verlopen. | De overheid heeft vlak voor…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2022-01-14). Ask the Mayo Mom: Treating hernias in children. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org A hernia occurs when a part of the intestine pushes through a weak spot in the stomach muscles. A hernia creates a soft lump or bulge under the skin. In children, hernias usually occur in one of two places: An inguinal hernia occurs in the groin area. An umbilical hernia occurs near the belly button. Inguinal hernias in newborns and children result from a weakness in the abdominal wall that's present at birth. Sometimes the…

WSWS (2022-01-14). Sri Lankan migrant workers support Global Inquest into COVID-19 Pandemic. wsws.org Sri Lankan migrant workers explain difficulties they faced due to the criminal response of the ruling elite to the pandemic in both the Middle East and Sri Lanka.

Peoples Dispatch (2022-01-14). Australian trade unions demand free COVID testing for all as cases surge. peoplesdispatch.org Australia has added around a million new cases in the past two weeks, making it one of the biggest Omicron-driven surges in the world. Meanwhile, the Scott Morrison government is relaxing quarantine norms for close contact workers, a step that has been roundly criticized by unions…

Brittani Banks (2022-01-14). How Joe Manchin Betrayed America's Working Families. independentmediainstitute.org Ed Barnette long ago realized that affordable child care and paid sick leave, among other resources, would be essential to helping West Virginians build better lives and save what's left of the middle class. He just never expected that when America was finally on the cusp of providing these essentials, West Virginia's Democratic senator would …

Rick Rozoff (2022-01-14). NATO chief demands ouster of Russian troops from Abkhazia, Crimea, South Ossetia, Transnistria. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com From Ukrinform Stoltenberg: Russian troops in Ukraine, Georgia, Moldova uninvited, not welcomed Respect for the sovereignty and territorial integrity of all nations is one of the key principles of European security, therefore NATO calls on Russia to withdraw its troops from Ukraine, Georgia, and Moldova, where they are uninvited and not welcomed. This was stated …

Kamal Iranidoost (2022-01-14). Implementing deals with China on agenda of Iran FM's trip. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jan. 14 (MNA) — Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian said that his trip to China will focus on implementing agreements with China, including the 25-year partnerships signed between two countries in 2020.

WSWS (2022-01-14). Massachusetts principal admonishes students for sharing photos of their COVID-19 rapid tests. wsws.org In a remarkable email, a principal of one K-8 public school in Brookline, Massachusetts, demanded that parents of middle grade students tell their children to stop worrying about their friends catching COVID-19—and stop complaining.

Repost (2022-01-14). CCSF Chancellor & Bd of Trustees Choose Layoffs & Union Busting Says AFT 2121. indybay.org AFT 2121 is charging the San Francisco City College Chancellor and Board of Trustees with union busting for improperly laying off 67 SEIU staff members.

Staff (2022-01-14). Comienza edición 39 de la Semana de la Cultura Holguinera. cubadebate.cu Con un amplio programa de actividades que incluye homenajes, conferencias, paneles y presentaciones literarias, escénicas y musicales comienza la edición 39 de la Semana de la Cultura Holguinera, que combinará espacios presenciales con transmisiones digitales hasta el próximo día 19.

sputniknews (2022-01-14). Changing Horses in Midstream: Could BoJo be Replaced by Sunak & Would It Save the Day for Tories? sputniknews.com The British press is speculating about a potential change of leadership in the Conservative Party in the wake of Boris Johnson's apologies for participating in a boozing party on Downing Street amid the pandemic. Rishi Sunak is named as a Tory favourite, but will he be a good choice for the Conservatives if BoJo steps down?

ecns.cn (2022-01-14). China's foreign trade hits new high in 2021. ecns.cn China's foreign trade moved up another notch in 2021 by exceeding 6 trillion U.S. dollars for the first time albeit the COVID-19 pandemic continued to weigh on the global trade, official data showed Friday.

Jan Ole Arps, Guido Speckmann (2022-01-14). Destroying what is destroying the planet? indybay.org The decisions of the UN Climate Change Conference in Glasgow are a disaster. They seal the course for a drastic and irreversible heating of the earth, which threatens the survival of hundreds of millions of people and countless animal and plant species. Does the climate movement have to resort to more radical means to increase the pressure?>

teleSUR, lvm, MER (2022-01-14). Pdte. de Venezuela destaca labor de AN durante el 2021. telesurtv.net El mandatario venezolano reiteró que "cada ley debe estar acompañada de un plan de acción".

Rick Rozoff (2022-01-14). NATO uses alleged Russian cyber attack to openly intervene in Ukraine. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com The following is from the Ukrainian National News Agency (Ukrinform) Cyberattack on Ukraine's government websites came from Russia — experts A massive cyberattack on Ukraine's government websites was carried out from Russian territory, according to a study conducted by the Center for Strategic Communications and Information Security. "On the night of January 13-14, a cyberattack …

sputniknews (2022-01-14). Stoltenberg: NATO's Already Decided to Make Ukraine, Georgia Members, Didn't Say When It'll Occur. sputniknews.com During the NATO-Russia summit earlier this week the alliance strongly rejected the key proposals by Moscow on European security — to limit NATO's eastward expansion and the deployment of its armaments close to Russia's borders. The Kremlin sees both trends within the alliance as a national security threat.

WSWS (2022-01-14). Students in Portland, Oregon issue call to action to close schools. wsws.org Students have issued an open letter calling for the closure of their school in order to stop the spread of the highly contagious Omicron variant and for a temporary shift to online learning.

Staff (2022-01-14). En oposición a la política de Biden, grupos estadounidenses envían leche a Cuba. cubadebate.cu El 15 de enero de 2022, las organizaciones Puentes de Amor, The People's Forum y CODEPINK enviaron un avión de carga con 15.000 libras de leche en polvo desde Miami a Cuba. Representantes de las organizaciones viajarán a Cuba para entregarla. La ayuda fue recibida por el Centro Martin Luther King en La Habana.

Staff (2022-01-14). America's national symbol faces slow death. rt.com Lead poisoning is blamed for the slump in bald eagle population's growth | A new study has found the bald eagle population in the US has taken a significant hit from lead poisoning, eaten by the animals from left-behind ammunition from hunters. | The study, from the Department of Public and Ecosystem Health at Cornell University, found the bald eagle population growth has decreased by 4-6%, based on data gathered between 1990 and 2018. | Scientists examined bald eagle populations in seven Northeast states and found some are affected by hunters leaving behind contaminated organs after field dressing an animal.

sputniknews (2022-01-14). Philippines Becomes First Foreign Buyer of Indo-Russian BrahMos Anti-Ship Missile. sputniknews.com The Philippines has long expressed an interest in acquiring BrahMos, one of the world's fastest anti-ship missiles, to augment naval capacity in order to thwart any threat to the nation's maritime domain from outside incursions.

Staff (2022-01-14). 'Russophobe' Kazakh minister not welcome at rocket launches — Roscosmos chief. rt.com Despite the inflammatory comments towards Russians, the Kremlin said judgements will be made based on his conduct in his new role | The recently appointed Kazakh Minister of Information and Social Development, accused of overwhelmingly anti-Russian sentiment, will not get a warm welcome at the Baikonur cosmodrome, the head of Roscosmos has insisted. | Writing on Telegram on Wednesday, Dmitry Rogozin bluntly stated that "we will not welcome Minister Askar Umarov," who assumed his new post when Kazakh President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev reshuffled the government following protests that turned violent. | The general…

ecns.cn (2022-01-14). DPRK fires 2 short-range projectiles eastward — S.Korea's JCS. ecns.cn The Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) fired two short-range projectiles eastward, South Korea's Joint Chiefs of Staff (JCS) said Friday.

Anita L. Wills (2022-01-14). Sunday 1/16: Rally and Caravan for Kerry Baxter Jr. indybay.org San Antonio Park, Oakland…

ecns.cn (2022-01-14). China's 5G phone shipments soar 63.5 pct in 2021. ecns.cn Shipments of 5G phones in China skyrocketed by 63.5 percent year on year to reach 266 million units in 2021, data from the China Academy of Information and Communications Technology (CAICT) showed.

Staff (2022-01-14). Denzel Washington's 'The Tragedy of Macbeth' is one of the very best films of 2021. rt.com Director Joel Coen's stylized rendition of Shakespeare's classic meditation on ambition speaks to the troubles in our own times | 'The Tragedy of Macbeth', which premiered on Apple TV+ on January 14 after a very limited Christmas Day theatrical release, is an intriguing film for a variety of reasons. | The first is that it boasts a bevy of star power, including two-time Oscar winner and American acting icon Denzel Washington as Macbeth, and three-time Best Actress Oscar winner Frances McDormand as Lady Macbeth. | Secondly, it's the first film directed by a single Coen brother. Academy-award winners Joel and Et…

Staff (2022-01-14). Abanderados equipos para la 61 Serie Nacional de Beisbol. cubadebate.cu En horas de la mañana de este viernes, al cumplirse el 60 aniversario de la inauguración de la I Serie Nacional de Beisbol, fueron abanderados 15 de los equipos que intervendrán en la edición 61 de ese certamen. En los estadios cabeceras de cada territorio, autoridades principales del Partido Comunista de Cuba, del gobierno y el Inder entregaron los estandartes a los capitanes y directores de cada elenco.

Staff (2022-01-14). Conozca los ganadores del concurso de Cubadebate sobre la Serie Nacional del Béisbol. cubadebate.cu El pasado 5 de enero, Cubadebate de conjunto con los servicios entuMovil de la División Habana de Desoft convocaron a los usuarios de la telefonía móvil en Cuba a un concurso con motivo de la celebración del aniversario 60 de la Primera Serie Nacional de Béisbol. Aqui damos a conocer el listado con los ganadores del concurso. Muchas felicidades.

teleSUR, DRL, JDO (2022-01-14). Indígenas brasileños exigen la inmunización de todos sus niños. telesurtv.net Expresaron también su rechazo a los constantes ataques del Gobierno de Bolsonaro contra la decisión de vacunar niños.

ACACAB (2022-01-14). Desegregation in the Armed Services, fuel for a spark – 2022 Rosa Parks Day in California. indybay.org Our oldest known official Rosa Louse McCauley Parks Day in the Nation, continues the journey. Few US States embrace the lifetime legacy of our "fine butter pecan warrior for good" and focus on one day of Nah… soon come the rest of the story… honoring Rosa Louise McCauley Parks.

sputniknews (2022-01-14). Former Chief of Staff to Florida State Senator Killed in Road Rage Incident. sputniknews.com John Kuczwanski, 52, the Legislative Affairs Director for the State Board of Administration and former Chief of Staff to a Florida state senator, died Thursday, January 6, from gunshot wounds suffered in a shootout he triggered through a road rage incident.

Staff (2022-01-14). Syrian gov. forces force out US troops in an area in Hasaka. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jan. 14 (MNA) — A video footage shows that the Syrian government forces manage to force a convoy of US troops out of an area in Hasaka province in the northeast of the country.

Editor2 (2022-01-14). Two Exemplary Twentieth-Century Socialist Latin American Lives: José Carlos Mariátegui and Orlando Letelier. orinocotribune.com By Nicholas Birns — Jan 10, 2022 | The two books we will analyze in this essay, Bread and Beauty: The Cultural Politics of José Carlos Mariátegui by Juan E. De Castro, and Alan McPherson's Ghosts of Sheridan Circle: How a Washington Assassination Brought Pinochet's Terror State to Justice, are very different in subject matter, discipline, and style. But they both tell the stories of twentieth century Latin American activists of the left who strove for social justice and against dictatorship and authoritarianism. Together, they show the variety of and range of contemporary Latin American studies. | Although t…

ecns.cn (2022-01-14). Xinjiang airports resume int'l cargo operations. ecns.cn Airports in northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region have resumed their international cargo operations as part of efforts to stabilize global industrial and supply chains.

Rick Rozoff (2022-01-14). After meeting with NATO military body, top Georgian brass join NATO-Georgia Commission meeting. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com Commander of the Defense Forces attended the meeting of the NATO Military Committee in the format of the NATO-Georgia Commission The Commander of the Georgian Defense Forces, Major General Giorgi Matiashvili is paying an official visit to Brussels, Belgium together with his Deputy, Brigadier General Irakli Chichinadze. The Commander of the Defense Forces took part …

WSWS (2022-01-14). Israel escalates war on all fronts against Palestinians. wsws.org 2021 was the deadliest year for Palestinians since the assault on Gaza in 2021…

teleSUR, SH (2022-01-14). Migrantes haitianos exigen papeles migratorios en México. telesurtv.net Los migrantes no recibieron ningún tipo de respuesta por parte de las autoridades migratorias del país centroamericano.

Staff (2022-01-14). Restaurants to stay closed as Dutch relax Covid restrictions. rt.com Other businesses will be opening for the first time since strict orders were imposed in December | Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte has announced that the country will be easing back on some of its tough Covid restrictions, despite a growing number of infections and amid protests from those businesses that have to remain closed. | Non-essential businesses such as gyms, and hair and beauty salons will be able to open until 5pm from Saturday onwards, Rutte announced in a press conference on Friday. | "We are taking a big step and that also means we're taking a big risk," the prime minister said. | Businesses and…

Rick Rozoff (2022-01-14). Headlines from the Ukrainian press. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com Ukranews: NATO Secretary-General Stoltenberg Condemns Cyber-Attacks On Ukraine, Promises Enhanced Cyber Cooperation Russian Special Services Preparing Provocations Against Military Of Russian Federation In Order To Blame Ukraine For This — Defense Ministry's Main Intelligence Directorate Defense Ministry Will Form Personnel Reserve According To New Standards For First Time Ukrinform: Cyberattack on Ukraine's government websites came …

Staff (2022-01-14). Presidente cubano expresa condolencias por la muerte de Thiago de Mello. cubadebate.cu El Presidente Miguel Díaz Canel Bermudez dedicó a De Mello dos mensajes, en los que expresó que tras su partida, el autor de ´Los Estatutos del Hombre ª deja sus versos cargados de esperanza. | Por decreto irrevocable queda establecido el reinado permanente de la justicia y de la claridad, escribió Díaz-Canel, citando el famoso poema del artista brasileño.

teleSUR, yart, JDO (2022-01-14). Corea del Norte subraya carácter defensivo de prueba de misiles. telesurtv.net Pyonyang sostiene que modernizar su potencial defensivo es un derecho legítimo como Estado soberano.

sputniknews (2022-01-14). Ex-OSCE Chief: Russia Wasn't Listened to on Risk Reduction Ideas, Now There Is Readiness for Talks. sputniknews.com The new head of the Organisation for Security and Co-operation in Europe, Zbigniew Rau, held a presser on Wednesday, as Poland became OSCE chair for the year. According to the Polish politician, the risk of war is "now greater than ever before in the last 30 years".

Xiaolu Sun (2022-01-14). U.S. faces nationwide blood crisis amid COVID pandemic. america.cgtn.com The American Red Cross has declared the nation is facing the first blood crisis in over a decade amid the pandemic. Some centers are reporting less than a one-day supply of critical blood types.

Rhythmix Cultural Works (2022-01-14). Saturday 1/22: Essence: A contemporary view of nature by two California artists. indybay.org Rhythmix Cultural Works | 2513 Blanding | Alameda, CA…

ecns.cn (2022-01-14). China ready to contribute to post-pandemic global development: FM spokesperson. ecns.cn A foreign ministry spokesperson on Friday said China will continue to maintain and practice true multilateralism, and is ready to enhance cooperation with all countries to contribute to…

WSWS (2022-01-14). Australian governments forcing COVID-exposed workers to stay on the job, pressing ahead with school reopenings. wsws.org Amid mass workplace transmission of the virus, Australia's governments have decreed that workers can be forced to stay on the job, even if they live with someone who has a confirmed infection.

Global Research News (2022-01-14). Selected Articles: "Different Batches" and "Lethal Doses", "The Vaccines Are Designed to Kill" globalresearch.ca By

Staff (2022-01-14). Joe Rogan is a 'menace to public health', doctors claim in letter to Spotify. rt.com Hundreds of health experts accuse the service's top podcaster of spreading "baseless conspiracy theories" about Covid-19 | A group of 270 health and science professionals have signed an open letter to the audio streaming service Spotify, demanding a stricter policy on misinformation to combat podcaster Joe Rogan's alleged Covid "conspiracy theories." | The

Staff (2022-01-14). Russia orders snap inspection of troops' readiness for rapid deployment. rt.com A series of drills has been initiated amid freezing temperatures | Troops in Russia's Far East have begun winter inspections, according to a statement by the country's Ministry of Defense, as Moscow holds talks with NATO about de-escalating tensions. | Officials announced on Friday that forces stationed in the Eastern Military District, which covers a vast swath of land from Siberia to the Sea of Japan, were undertaking inspections and exercises intended to ensure their military readiness. | The ministry said this would include live firing in testing ranges, and emphasized that special attention would be paid…

Museum of African Diaspora (2022-01-14). Monday 1/17: Freedom! The Story of the Black Panther Party w/ MoAD. indybay.org Online event (FREE)…

ecns.cn (2022-01-14). Heart-warming: Fujian firemen receive gifts from little girl. ecns.cn A fire station in Zhangzhou city has received heart-warming gifts from a little girl.

WSWS (2022-01-14). How Canada's homicidal let it rip policy paved the way for the catastrophic Omicron wave. wsws.org With hospitalizations and deaths rising sharply across Canada, government and corporate media claims that Omicron is "mild" are proving to be a cruel lie.

from Dr. Ron Daniels (2022-01-14). Dr. Cheryl Grills Appointed to National Reparations Commission. indybay.org On the ground, in the streets of Sacramento County, seat of the Capitol of the Great State of California, "Racism" declared a Public Health Crisis by Sacramento County Supervisors. Slavery in California cloaked, authentic California History by people of African Descent distorted, discredited and being destroyed as Dr. Carter G. Woodson suggested in his seminal work, "Mis-Education of the Negro" – oftern it is darkest before the dawn.

Rick Rozoff (2022-01-14). Nagorno-Karabakh model for Crimea, Donbass: Azerbaijan, Ukraine deepen strategic partnership. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com Ukraine, Azerbaijan sign joint declaration on deepening strategic partnership A joint declaration on deepening strategic partnership and a number of other bilateral documents were signed following talks between Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky and Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev in Kyiv as the President's Office reported. The leaders signed a declaration that records the main agreements reached …

sputniknews (2022-01-14). Ex-Communication Head for PM Johnson Apologises for Lockdown Party on Eve of Prince Philip's Funeral. sputniknews.com The UK government is now being rocked, as people are angered by reports saying that numerous parties were held at 10 Downing Street during the lockdown period, when social events were heavily restricted.

Kamal Iranidoost (2022-01-14). Explosions reported in Baghdad after attack on US embassy. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jan. 14 (MNA) — Hours after the rocket attack on the US embassy in the Green Zone in Baghdad, media reported the sound of a terrible explosion in another area the capital of Iraq early on Friday.

WSWS (2022-01-14). Thousands of students in Chicago and across the US protest unsafe return to schools. wsws.org There is now a growing wave of struggles by students and educators across the US to force schools to switch to remote learning to save lives.

Rick Rozoff (2022-01-14). NATO strike force ready for "rapid demonstration of force" in Article 5 activation. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com Rapid Reaction Corps France Assumes Full Responsibility As NATO Response Force Land Command Rapid Reaction Corps France assumes responsibility as NATO Response Force (NRF) Land Component for all of 2022. The Rapid Reaction Corps France (RRC-FRA) took over the land responsibility of the NRF22 from NATO Rapid Deployable Corps Turkey (NRDC-TUR), who had the mission …

Staff (2022-01-14). Russia 'fabricating a pretext for invasion' of Ukraine — White House. rt.com Washington believes Moscow could stage a fake incident to justify military action | The Kremlin is laying the groundwork to fabricate a reason for invading Ukraine, including possible sabotage activities and information operations, a senior White House official claimed on Thursday. | Speaking to the press, United States National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan stated that the American intelligence community believes Moscow is planning a scenario where it can justify a military incursion into Ukraine, noting that more information will be published "over the course of the next 24 hours." | "Russia is laying the g…

sputniknews (2022-01-14). Sweden Bolsters Gotland Patrols Amid NATO-Russia Tensions. sputniknews.com The Baltic island of Gotland, Sweden's largest, is considered strategically important and was previously identified by Swedish analysts as a possible "entry point" for alleged Russian aggression, which even the country's military considers unlikely.

Rhythmix Cultural Works (2022-01-14). Saturday 2/26: Words That Made the Difference: Brown vs the Board of Education, A play written and direct. indybay.org Rhythmix Cultural Works | 2513 Blanding Ave | Alameda, CA…

Mary Triny Mena (2022-01-14). Food spending by Venezuelans dropped 24% to 34% since COVID began. america.cgtn.com Venezuelans are spending up to a third less on food. As the economic crisis continues, many people in the country are being forced to prioritize other things over food.

Staff (2022-01-14). Facebook faces $3bn+ legal action over dominance. rt.com The UK case is based on company's historic data-collection practices | Social media giant Facebook, now known as Meta Platforms, faces a class action lawsuit in Britain, seeking at least £2.3 billion (over $3.1 billion) in damages, over allegations the company had exploited users' data for profit. | The case is being brought by Liza Lovdahl Gormsen, a senior adviser to Britain's Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) watchdog and a competition law academic. She said the case was brought on behalf of Facebook's 44 million users who had used the network between 2015 and 2019. | It alleges that Facebook made bil…

Staff (2022-01-14). Biden admin tells state to mask up kids or forfeit Covid relief. rt.com Government tells Arizona to lift ban on masks in schools or lose billions in federal Covid aid | The US Treasury Department has told Arizona's Republican governor to abolish two programs aimed at discouraging school mask mandates within 60 days, or give back over $1 billion in federal Covid-19 relief and forfeit the rest. | The Biden administration is taking issue with Arizona's Education Plus-Up Grant Program, which offered $163 million in funding to schools in the state, but made districts that require masking ineligible. | Another initiative, dubbed the Educational Recovery Benefit Program, offers up to $7,…

ecns.cn (2022-01-14). Jinshan Temple 'afloat' on the water. ecns.cn Jinshan Temple is a tiny temple built on a small island in Fuzhou, Southeast China's Fujian Province.

Rick Rozoff (2022-01-14). Minsk: West, including special services, behind unrest in Belarus and Kazakhstan. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com Lukashenko: West behind events in Belarus and Kazakhstan Belarusian President Aleksandr Lukashenko compared the events in Belarus in 2020 and the recent ones in Kazakhstan and named the main reason for what happened as he spoke at a reception to mark the Old New Year in Minsk on 14 January… "Behind all these events are …

ecns.cn (2022-01-14). Senior official of south China's Guangxi under probe. ecns.cn Liu Hongwu, vice chairman of the people's government of south China's Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, is under probe by the country's top anti-graft body for suspected severe violations of discipline and the law.

teleSUR, DRL, JDO (2022-01-14). Primera Ministra de Suecia da positivo a la Covid-19. telesurtv.net Al mismo tiempo, Suecia estableció un nuevo récord de casos de Covid-19 y espera un pico de contagios a finales de enero.

Staff (2022-01-14). Russia reveals when it expects Western response to security proposals. rt.com Moscow's offers have so far been met with a mixed response | Western powers have promised to send a written reply to the set of security proposals that Moscow presented in December, following negotiations this week, Russia's top diplomat has announced. | In an appearance on Russia's Channel One on Thursday, Minister of Foreign Affairs Sergey Lavrov shared that representatives from NATO and Washington had told him they would "put on paper" their counter-proposals, and that the Russian side had requested for this to happen in the next week. | "We are still hoping for the promises made now, in Geneva and Brussels…

teleSUR, SH (2022-01-14). Presidente chileno promulga nueva ley de control de armas. telesurtv.net Tras 14 años de discusión en el Congreso, los diputados y senadores aprobaron la iniciativa legal sobre el control de armas.

ecns.cn (2022-01-14). Lanzhou artist welcomes Chinese New Year with paper cutting. ecns.cn Paper cutting, as a type of intangible cultural heritage, presents the charm of traditional Chinese culture, along with elements of winter sports and Winter Olympics.

Prof Michel Chossudovsky (2022-01-14). "Bastille 2022": Building a Worldwide Movement Against "Corona Tyranny" globalresearch.ca Bastille 2022 pertains to the restoration of fundamental rights. It seeks to reverse the criminal COVID-19 agenda which in the course of the last two years has triggered economic, social and political chaos Worldwide, coupled with bankruptcies, unemployment, mass poverty and despair.

Kamal Iranidoost (2022-01-14). Iran no longer has concerns over oil sales: Raeisi. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jan. 14 (MNA) — President Ebrahim Raeisi says that while his administration wants to make sure the sanctions are lifted, it has no worries over the sale of oil anymore.

WSWS (2022-01-14). Mass infections among New York City transit workers raises prospect of further deaths. wsws.org The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) revealed that during the first week of 2022, roughly 20 percent of subway operators and conductors and about 25 percent of bus drivers were out sick.

Kamal Iranidoost (2022-01-14). N Korea conducts missile test for 3rd time in a week. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jan. 14 (MNA) — The Joint Chiefs of Staff (JCS) of South Korea has said that North Korea fired an unidentified projectile eastward on Friday…

teleSUR, jaa, HIM (2022-01-14). ONU advierte sobre estancamiento de economía global en 2022. telesurtv.net ONU llamó a trabajar en conjunto para que el 2022 sea un año de recuperación económica importante.

Angela (2022-01-14). Saturday 1/15: Free virtual screening of the documentary film "Encounter with a Lost Land" indybay.org

teleSUR, SH (2022-01-14). India registra más de 264 mil casos de covid-19 en 24 horas. telesurtv.net El Ministerio de Salud indio indicó que el país superó la barrera de los 250.000 casos diarios por primera vez en más de siete meses.

NDWA, SEIU (2022-01-14). Wednesday 1/19: Care is Essential Telephone Town Hall w/ National Domestic Workers Alliance & SEIU. indybay.org

WSWS (2022-01-14). Striking àáimsata≈ü workers appeal for support against Turkish police repression. wsws.org The wildcat strike of àáimsata≈ü metalworkers is part of a working class movement developing globally against rising costs of living and deadly pandemic policies.

Kerry Smith (2022-01-14). Celebrating 50 years of the Aboriginal Tent Embassy — Find an Invasion Day event near you. greenleft.org.au This year's Invasion Day, January 26, coincides with the 50th anniversary of the Aboriginal Tent Embassy. Here is a list of events that will be held to mark the occasion and protest ongoing oppression and dispossession of First Nations peoples.

Marco Teruggi (2022-01-14). Venezuela's Opposition Won Symbolic State of Barinas: Reasons and Consequences. orinocotribune.com By Marco Teruggi — Jan 11, 2021 | The Venezuelan opposition won on Sunday the gubernatorial election in the state of Barinas. Its candidate, Sergio Garrido, of the Mesa de la Unidad Democrática (MUD), defeated Jorge Arreaza, former Foreign Minister and Minister of Industry and National Production. The former obtained 55.37% of the support, against 41.26% of the latter, more than 13 points of difference, in an election in which 52.23% of the voters participated. The third, Claudio Fermín, also part of the opposition, obtained 1.77% of the votes. | The result was acknowledged by Arreaza, who, before the Nation…

Staff (2022-01-14). People enjoy security due to IRGC, army's efforts: Raeisi. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jan. 14 (MNA) — President Ebrahim Raisi said Friday that people fully trust the security of the country due to the efforts made by the armed forces and their military achievements.

sputniknews (2022-01-14). 'Anytime, Anywhere': Dr. Oz Challenges 'Petty Tyrant' Fauci to Debate on COVID-19. sputniknews.com Dr. Mehmet Cengiz àñz, popularly known as 'Dr. Oz,' confirmed that he would end his role as a TV-based cardiothoracic surgeon to pursue a new political role as a US senator after recently relocating to Pennsylvania. The celebrity doctor's newfound aspiration, coupled with his opinions about COVID, have raised eyebrows.

Staff (2022-01-14). Brit loses plot over Russian rival's toilet break (VIDEO). rt.com Dan Evans unloaded on the match umpire and Russian opponent Aslan Karatsev as he suffered defeat in Sydney | Britain's Dan Evans could not contain his rage as Russian opponent Aslan Karatsev took a timeout for a toilet break and clothing change during their semi-final at the Sydney International. | Top seed Karatsev overcame the Brit in a three-set, three-hour battle which included an epic tiebreak to decide set two. | In the end it was world number 20 Karatsev who prevailed, 6-3 6-7 (13-15) 6-3, depriving Evans of the chance of an all-British final with Andy Murray, who had overcome fourth seed Reilly Opelka…

Rick Rozoff (2022-01-14). Poland: U.S. F-16s complete NATO rotation near Belarusian, Russian borders. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com U.S. F-16s Complete Complete Successful NATO Deployment The US F-16s deployed to ≈Åask Air Base, Poland have returned to base at Spangdahlem, Germany…. This…deployment brought together American and Polish service members to cooperate under the banner of NATO Air Policing in the Baltic Sea region…enhancing multinational relationships and improving interoperability between Allies. "We are in …

ERA Coalition, Fund for Women's Equality (2022-01-14). Wednesday 1/19: Virtual Town Hall on Black Maternal Health w/ ERA Coalition & FWE. indybay.org Online event…

reenvia Red Latina sin fronteras (2022-01-14). Extractivismo y soberanía: Cuatro entrevistados dan su opinià≤n. indybay.org Entrevista con Sabrina Fernandes, Eduardo Gudynas, Michael Là∂wy y René Ramírez Gallegos…

teleSUR- jaa -HIM (2022-01-14). Alemania reporta otro récord en contagios de Covid-19. telesurtv.net El canciller federal de Alemania, Olaf Scholz, ha propuesto la vacunación obligatoria para todos los adultos.

Staff (2022-01-14). "Who We Are": New Film Chronicles History of Racism in America Amid Growing Attack on Voting Rights. democracynow.org As the United States heads into the Martin Luther King Day holiday weekend, attempts by Democrats to pass major new voting rights legislation appear to have stalled. We examine the new award-winning documentary "Who We Are: A Chronicle of Racism in America," which follows civil rights attorney Jeffery Robinson as he confronts the enduring legacy of anti-Black racism in the United States, weaving together examples from the U.S. Constitution, education system and policing. "The entire purpose of this film is to ask people to take a long hard look at our actual history of white supremacy and anti-Black racism," says…

_____ (2022-01-14). Strikes And Student Walkouts Spread Across US As Omicron Surges. popularresistance.org Across the US, Omicron infections continue to explode, as "more children are being admitted to hospitals than ever before," according to *CNN.* Vaccination rates among children remain low and community spread, accelerated by the holiday season and the return to in-person instruction, is rippling across the social terrain; hitting teachers, parents, and family members. In just the Los Angeles school district, "Approximately 65,000 students and staff members have tested positive for COVID-19, according to mandatory testing conducted by the district during the winter break." The drastic spike in COVID cases has also…

imperial.ac.uk (2022-01-14). Curbing COVID-19 in schools: Imperial scientists support CO2 monitor rollout. imperial.ac.uk UK schools have received more than 300,000 CO2 monitors as part of a government initiative to reduce COVID-19 spread in classrooms.

WSWS (2022-01-14). Price surge slashes workers' living standards. wsws.org Seven percent inflation in 2021 resulted in a real wage reduction of an average 2.4 percent for US workers.

Jim Spellman (2022-01-14). Here's what's changed as NYC and DC issue new guidance on COVID. america.cgtn.com See how the COVID-19 polices have changed in New York City and D.C.

A Guest Author (2022-01-14). Hawaiians, U.S. military dependents protest Navy fuel pollution. workers.org By Anne Kealohapau'ole Jan. 9 — Protesters angered by the water crisis persevere at rallies at the Hawai'i Department of Health, the State Capitol in Honolulu and in front of the headquarters of the U.S. Pacific Fleet at Pearl Harbor, all on the island of O'ahu. Native Hawaiians, local community . . . |

ecns.cn (2022-01-14). Beijing Winter Olympics to build more bridges of friendship, platforms for cooperation: FM. ecns.cn The Beijing Winter Olympics will build more bridges of friendship and provide platforms for cooperation between the Chinese people and peoples of other countries, Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi said on Friday.

ecns.cn (2022-01-14). Pakistani PM to attend Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics opening ceremony. ecns.cn Pakistan's Prime Minister Imran Khan will attend the opening ceremony of the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympic Games, local media reported citing the country's foreign minis…

sputniknews (2022-01-14). Prince Andrew Accuser Giuffre Vows She'll 'Continue to Expose Truth' as Her Case Proceeds. sputniknews.com Previously, the US court rejected a bid by Prince Andrew to dismiss a civil lawsuit by Giuffre, who accuses him of sexually abusing her when she was a minor.

teleSUR- jaa -HIM (2022-01-14). Incendio en Ecuador consume cerca de 30 hectáreas de vegetación. telesurtv.net Según las autoridades ecuatorianas, a pesar de la cercanía del fuego a la zona urbana no se registraron ni muertes ni lesionados.

ecns.cn (2022-01-14). East China's Hangzhou reports 1 new local COVID-19 case. ecns.cn A nurse from a local hospital in Hangzhou, capital of east China's Zhejiang Province, was identified as a mild COVID-19 case after testing positive for the virus during a routine nucleic acid testing on Thursday evening.

Leon Kunstenaar (2022-01-14). Monday 1/17: Civil Rights Through Art and Music w/ MoAD. indybay.org Online event (FREE)…

Editor (2022-01-14). No letup in economic and social decline. mronline.org Economic and social conditions have been worsening for decades at home and abroad, especially in the context of the neoliberal antisocial offensive which was launched more than 40 years ago by the international financial oligarchy. But they have been getting even worse in recent years and over the past two years in particular.

WSWS (2022-01-14). Labor leader promises strategic maritime fleet as part of Australia's preparations for war. wsws.org Albanese's union-backed plan has nothing to do with the provision of decent jobs and working conditions for merchant marine seafarers.

ecns.cn (2022-01-14). Largest Middle Pleistocene skull excavated in China. ecns.cn A 1,700-milliliter human skull has been excavated at north China's Xujiayao site, the largest of its kind from the Middle Pleistocene.

Michelle Begue (2022-01-14). Omicron variant triggers wave of infections in Colombia. america.cgtn.com With the Omicron coronavirus variant circulating, Colombia is a seeing a sharp rise in confirmed COVID-19 cases in the new year. See the latest.

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