2022-01-15: News Headlines

sputniknews (2022-01-15). Videos: Tsunami Hits Tonga After Powerful Volcanic Eruption. sputniknews.com A tsunami alarm was declared for all of Tonga after a series of powerful eruptions from the Hunga Tonga Hunga Ha'apai underwater volcano, which is located 30 kilometres (18.6 miles) southeast of Tonga's Fonuafo'ou Island.

WSWS (2022-01-15). COVID-19 cases surge 340 percent among ICE detainees in one week. wsws.org According to the most recent federal data, an estimated 1,254 people currently held in US immigrant detention centers have tested positive for COVID-19.

Editor2 (2022-01-15). Return the gold to Venezuela! orinocotribune.com On 8-9 January the Revolutionary Communist Group and supporters of its newspaper Fight Racism! Fight Imperialism! took to the streets demanding that Britain return $1.8bn of gold to Venezuela. | The action was called in response to the criminal ruling on 20 December, where Britain's Supreme Court recognised as the owner of $1.8bn of gold held in the Bank of England's vaults, not the legitimate socialist party government of Venezuela, but rather the discredited opposition 'interim president', Juan Guaido — the failed puppet of US imperialism. Whilst Nicolas Maduro's government in Venezuela demands the gold…

Ron Forthofer (2022-01-15). The US Enables Criminal Israeli Behavior. dissidentvoice.org Given all the attention focused on the covid-19 pandemic, the Build Back Better bill, the January 6th attack on the Capitol and the media-hyped crises over Ukraine and Taiwan this past year, many other important issues have not received much attention. One example is the Palestinian/Israeli situation. Views of Israel There have been some major …

_____ (2022-01-15). The Role that Social and Media Platforms Played in the Events in Kazakhstan. journal-neo.org With the rise of cell phones, the Internet, social media, and other forms of electronic communication, the ability to influence public opinions and the social and political life in a country has grown significantly. Furthermore, the speed with which information is made available through social media is unprecedented. Today's social media spreads information in a …

Editor (2022-01-15). Lee Camp: Cops Shoot More People Than You ThoughtÔøº. scheerpost.com Lee Camp reports on a new study that looks into the survivors of police brutality. It turns out US cops try to kill way more people than they succeed at killing.

ecns.cn (2022-01-15). China debunks Xinjiang-related lies fabricated by anti-China forces. ecns.cn A Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson on Friday refuted the so-called "genocide" and "forced labor" in Xinjiang that U.S. politicians, in collusion with some anti-China organizations and individuals, have been unscrupulously spreading and hyping up for their ulterior political purpose.

John William Lambert Puntis (2022-01-15). [Correspondence] The UK People's Covid Inquiry. thelancet.com The People's Covid Inquiry anticipated that any official public investigation into the COVID-19 pandemic would be much delayed. It was a citizens' tribunal —ie, part legal proceedings, part theatre, part publicly speaking truth to power—aimed at raising issues to more visible levels than government or the media were prepared to do on their own. The renowned human rights barrister, Michael Mansfield, acted as chair. A final report in December, 2021, set out conclusions and recommendations on the basis of the evidence collected.

Lynda Carson (2022-01-15). The Oath Keepers unfolding demise. indybay.org Mugshot of Elmer Stewart Rhodes, founder of the Oath Keepers:…

Staff (2022-01-15). PDVSA to Resume Diluted Crude Oil Exports. orinocotribune.com Venezuelan state-owned oil company, Petróleos de Venezuela (PDVSA) will begin exporting diluted crude oil (DCO) this week, after it being stopped for nine months. This was revealed in a document to which Reuters had access. | After the agreements reached between PDVSA and Iran, the Venezuelan state-owned company has been able to modify its production and marketing strategies, which has helped it build diluted crude inventories. | An agreement reached in 2021 with the National Iranian Oil Company (NIOC) allowed PDVSA to receive around 2.1 million barrels per month of condensate, while supplying Iran with some 3.8…

ecns.cn (2022-01-15). China, Iran jointly announce implementation of bilateral comprehensive cooperation plan. ecns.cn Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi held talks on Friday with visiting Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amir Abdollahian in Wuxi, east China's Jiangsu Province.

Zahra Mirzafarjouyan (2022-01-15). Iran, China begin implementing 25-year partnership agreement. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jan. 15 (MNA) — Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian said that a 25-year strategic partnership deal with China has come into effect as part of the outcome of a key visit to China.

Morteza Ahmadi Al Hashem (2022-01-15). French FM reiterates anti-Iranian remarks on Vienna talks. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jan. 15 (MNA) — French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian reiterated his anti-Iranian remarks on Vienna talks, saying that if no agreement is reached with Iran in Vienna, "we will enter a crisis."

sputniknews (2022-01-15). Russian Embassy Views White House Remarks About Ukraine as Pressure. sputniknews.com WASHINGTON (Sputnik) – The Russian Embassy to the United States has described the recent remarks by the White House about Moscow's alleged preparations for an invasion of Ukraine as information pressure.

Staff (2022-01-15). Putin 'would eat Zelensky for breakfast' in talks — former Ukrainian PM. rt.com Ukrainian leader has been warned to tread carefully in his dealings with the Russian president | Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky should avoid direct discussions with his Russian counterpart, Vladimir Putin, Kiev's former prime minister has advised, amid flaring tensions between the two states. | Speaking as part of an appearance at the Kiev Security Forum, which was broadcast by the YouTube channel Open Ukraine on Wednesday, Arseny Yatsenyuk said that "the best way to deter Russia is to stay strong and be united, both domestically and internationally." | "I am not criticizing Zelensky, but I would advis…

Staff (2022-01-15). US seeking ways to profit should Russia-Ukraine conflict break out — reports. rt.com Washington is predicting a probable military assault despite firm denials by Russia | The US State Department has reportedly held talks with international energy majors on the possibility of contingency supplies of liquefied natural gas (LNG) to Europe if conflict between Russia and Ukraine disrupts deliveries. | Over the past several months, the White House has repeatedly expressed the concern that Russia is preparing to launch a military assault on Ukraine. Russia has made it clear it has no such plans. | The US administration has threatened Moscow with another round of "crippling" sanctions in the event of…

sputniknews (2022-01-15). US Prepared 18 Response Scenarios in Case of 'Russian Invasion' of Ukraine, Victoria Nuland Says. sputniknews.com The US, NATO, and Russia met earlier this week to discuss European security issues, including the alliance's continuing expansion towards Russia's borders, which Moscow opposes, and the ongoing concerns of the West regarding an alleged Russian military buildup near Ukraine.

Rick Rozoff (2022-01-15). Turkish DM: with shift from Afghanistan to Ukraine, NATO more active than ever. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com We believe NATO more active than ever: Akar Turkey shares NATO's values and responsibilities and has "successfully" fulfilled all the duties and missions entrusted to it since 1952, Defense Minister Hulusi Akar said on Jan. 14. "We believe that NATO, as the most successful defense alliance in history, is more active and vibrant than ever …

Terry Evans (2022-01-15). Democrats launch attack on rights, Constitution, claim to 'save democracy'. themilitant.com Since before Donald Trump was elected president in 2016, the Democrats have campaigned nonstop to paint him as a criminal, outside the pale of normal bourgeois political dispute, bar him from office and demonize his working-class supporters. This drive reached a fever pitch for the first anniversary of the Jan. 6 riot at the Capitol building. | The liberals' witch hunt against Trump is at the heart of their election campaign strategy in 2022 as they desperately try to hold onto control of at least the House of Representatives as the Joseph Biden presidency becomes less and less popular. And they dream of barring…

Dancing in the Street Out in Front (2022-01-15). Whole Foods Protest on Bezos' Birthday. indybay.org On a national day of action to Support Amazon Workers, Raging Grannies, Vigil for Democracy, and Dance of Peace protested in the street in front of Whole Foods in Palo Alto.

Daniel Marchalik, Edward Melnick (2022-01-15). [Perspectives] Physicians in the digital age. thelancet.com Artificial intelligence (AI) is here. We are now in decade of Philip K Dick's dystopian novel Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? and AI is already capable of driving our cars. But self-driving cars have harmed pedestrians and AI has been credited with delivering misinformation in curated social media feeds that threaten democracy. AI has also entered medicine, with uses in medical imaging and many other areas. However, there is increasing attention on how some algorithms in health care are racially biased.

Morteza Ahmadi Al Hashem (2022-01-15). Iran hopes to pay its membership fee to UN ASAP. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jan. 15 (MNA) — Referring to the suspension of Iran's voting rights and depositing its membership fee with the United Nations, Iran's envoy to the United Nations said that consultations with the United Nations are ongoing in this respect.

Diversity, Equity,, Inclusion GRCC (2022-01-15). Tuesday 2/15: Voting Rights Speaker: Activist LaTosha Brown, BLack Voters Matter. indybay.org Online event…

sputniknews (2022-01-15). Mike Pence Says Capitol Riot, Voting Rights Act are Both 'Power Grabs'. sputniknews.com 6 January 2022 marked the first anniversary of the Capitol riot, which saw scores of Trump supporters attempting to stop Congress from certifying the results of what former US President Donald Trump slammed as "the most corrupt election" in American history.

Roy Landersen (2022-01-15). Moscow leads military intervention to put down protests in Kazakhstan. themilitant.com Massive anti-government protests swept across Kazakhstan in Central Asia Jan. 2 reflecting deep anger among working people toward the regime that has ruled since the fall of the Soviet Union in 1991. Claiming he faced an "attempted coup," President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev declared a state of emergency and asked Moscow to intervene. | More than 2,000 Moscow-led forces from the Collective Security Treaty Organization poured into the country Jan. 6. They included troops from Armenia, Belarus, Kyrgyzstan, Russia and Tajikistan, the first intervention by this alliance of some former Soviet republics. The pact was pulled…

sputniknews (2022-01-15). First Six Planes With Russia's Peacekeepers From CSTO Forces Arrive From Kazakhstan. sputniknews.com MOSCOW (Sputnik) – The first six planes with Russian peacekeepers from the forces of the Collective Security Treaty Organisation (CSTO) have arrived at the Severny airfield in the Russian city of Ivanovo from Kazakhstan, the Russian Defence Ministry said on Saturday.

Rick Rozoff (2022-01-15). Kazakhstan: Kremlin's Turkish partner stabs it in the back again. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com As it has over Crimea, Donetsk, Lugansk, Nagorno-Karabakh, Bosnia, Syria and Libya, even opening a park in honor of the late Chechen separatist chieftain Dzhokhar Dudayev. Russia expects Turkey to refrain from ill-considered statements on Kazakhstan — Zakharova Moscow expects Turkey to refrain from making ill-conceived statements on Kazakhstan and to avoid attempts to "catch …

Hannah Rose (2022-01-15). Before the International Criminal Court (ICC). The Corona Virus "Vaccines". Nuremberg Code, Crimes against humanity, War Crimes and Crimes of Aggression" globalresearch.ca We bring to the attention of Global Research readers, the full text …

Brian Williams (2022-01-15). To fight effects of rising prices, fight for cost of living protection. themilitant.com Rising prices — especially on food, gas, rent and other necessities — are wreaking havoc with the lives of millions of working people. Strikes and other struggles by workers and their unions today for wage raises include demands for cost-of-living adjustment clauses in contracts and benefits to counter the effects of rising prices on workers' real wages. | The boss class is pushing to defend its markets and profits from competitors by worsening the conditions and wages of the working class. | The fight for COLA was one of the key demands in strikes waged by 10,000 members of the United Auto Workers at…

Bruce Lerro (2022-01-15). Why Study History? Why it Matters to the Yankee Population Who don't Bother to Vote. dissidentvoice.org Orientation Why bother? "Why should I care about the past? The past is over. What matters is the present and the future. Besides, the only people in the history books are usually kings, generals, or politicians. I could care less about them. What do they do? Fight wars? Attend Congress? Schmooze? History is about dead …

David Rosenfeld (2022-01-15). Minneapolis trial prosecution deals blows to workers' rights. themilitant.com MINNEAPOLIS — After a 24-day trial here, former Brooklyn Center police officer Kimberly Potter was found guilty Dec. 23 on charges of first- and second-degree manslaughter in the killing of 20-year-old African American Daunte Wright during a traffic stop last April. When Wright moved to drive off to avoid arrest on outstanding weapons charges, Potter mistakenly drew her Glock pistol and shot Wright, thinking she was firing her Taser. | The trial conduct of the prosecutors and judge violated key legal rights that protect working people against the state and are needed as our class battles to defend our inter…

Editor2 (2022-01-15). US Occupation Installs Oil Refinery in Rmelan Fields, Hasaka Countryside. orinocotribune.com Hasaka, SANA — The US occupation forces and the separatist QSD militia installed an oil refinery in Rmelan fields in Hasaka north eastern, in parallel with stealing dozens of tankers laden with oil and transferring them to Iraqi territories. | A source at Directorate of Rmelan fields told SANA that the oil refinery has a capacity to refine 3,000 barrels per day. | The source added that in the upc…

IGD Worldwide (2022-01-15). Indigenous Nasa liberate ancestral lands in Cauca, Colombia. itsgoingdown.org | El Proceso de Liberación de la Madre Tierra, "The Process of Liberation of Mother Earth," is a movement of Through the recuperation of ancestral Nasa territories, the cutting down of monoculture sugarcane crops, the replant…

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2022-01-15). Mali Cancels Military Agreements with France. libya360.wordpress.com Voltairenet On 10 January 2022, the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) decided to close land and air borders between member-countries and ali and to freeze assets of the Republic of Mali in ECOWAS Central Banks, as sanctions in response to the announcement by the transitional authorities to postpone the presidential election to the…

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2022-01-15). Russia Warns U.S. It Does Not Rule Out Military Deployment in Cuba and Venezuela. libya360.wordpress.com Yoselina Guevara Venezuelan-Russian-made Mil Mi-17 helicopters overfly a column of T-72B tanks during a military parade to celebrate Venezuela's 206th anniversary of independence in Caracas, Venezuelan, on July 5, 2017. The new training center by Russia's Rostec will train Venezuelan pilots how to fly modernized helicopters. FEDERICO PARRA/AFP/GETTY IMAGES At the end of the summit…

It's Going Down (2022-01-15). Fundraiser for 2020 Uprising Prisoner Shawn Sutton's Release. itsgoingdown.org Call for post-release support for Shawn in Greenville, NC. Go here to support. Shawn was arrested in Greenville, NC on charges stemming from protests that were part of the George Floyd Uprising of 2020. As part of supporting prisoners of the uprising, several folks reached out to them and have been organizing funds to help…

It's Going Down (2022-01-15). Movement, Rebellion, Repression: Lexis Figuereo of Saratoga Springs Black Lives Matter. itsgoingdown.org On this episode of the It's Going Down podcast, we speak with Lexis Figuereo of Saratoga Springs Black Lives Matter in New York. We talk about how the George Floyd movement exploded on the streets there, how an occupation outside of a local police station played out over a week, clashes with the Proud Boys…

Jacob Perasso (2022-01-15). St. Vincent nurses score victory in 10-month strike. themilitant.com WORCESTER, Mass. —Nurses organized by the Massachusetts Nurses Association at St. Vincent Hospital struck the Tenet-owned facility here for 10 months. | On Jan. 3 they voted 487-9 to ratify a contract that provides for a limit of four patient assignments per nurse in several areas of the hospital where previously they were often required to oversee five patients. The nurses held out for as long as necessary to win more control over safety and working conditions on the job. | The nurses also won limits on the bosses' ability to send nurses home midshift, better health insurance benefits for part-time nurses,…

Jersey Counter-Info (2022-01-15). Introducing: Jersey Counter-Info. itsgoingdown.org Introducing a new counter-information website in so-called New Jersey. Check out Jersey Counter-Info here. Jersey Counter-Info is a counter-information platform to promote and spread anti-authoritarian, anti-capitalist, anti-fascist, abolitionist, and other radical ideas, news, and events in occupied Lenapehoking or so-called "New Jersey" and the surrounding areas. This project is intended to fill a need for…

Jonathan Silberman (2022-01-15). Years since deadly Grenfell fire, protest demands charges. themilitant.com LONDON — Hundreds of people took part in a protest walk through west London Dec. 14 to mark 4 1/2 years since the massive fire at Grenfell Tower killed 72 people. The 24-story tower was wrapped in highly flammable cladding that went up in a fast-spreading fire. The building had broken fire alarms and no sprinkler system. A public inquiry that began in 2017 hasn't been concluded. | "Millions of documents have been uncovered to tell us what we already knew," Karim Mussilhy from Grenfell United, an organization of survivors and relatives of those who perished in the fire, told protesters. His uncle died in the…

Karen Ray (2022-01-15). Thousands strike King Soopers groceries in Colorado. themilitant.com ARVADA, Colo. — Some 8,400 grocery store workers, members of United Food and Commercial Workers Local 7, went out on strike Jan. 12 at 87 stores in the region. They are fighting for better wages and working conditions, and against the two-tier divisions in the workforce imposed by the bosses, and other takeback demands. | At the Arvada King Soopers store here, over 20 strikers walked the picket line at dawn. Karrie Jaramillo, pictured above second from the right, told the Militant "We all do the same work, we should all get the same thing!" She has worked for the grocery store for six years and still is una…

Seth Galinsky (2022-01-15). Cuba's socialist revolution built on participation of workers, farmers. themilitant.com Sixty-three years ago, after the U.S.-backed dictator Fulgencio Batista fled Cuba, Fidel Castro led the "Caravan of Freedom" from Santiago, in the east, to Havana, as part of the victorious rebel forces organizing workers and farmers to take political power into their own hands. | Hundreds of thousands greeted Castro and Rebel Army combatants in towns and villages across the island during the Jan. 1-8 caravan. The massive response to the revolution helps explain why every attempt by the U.S. rulers to turn back the Cuban Revolution has failed. | Just hours before Batista fled in the early morning of Jan. 1, 1959,…

Seth Galinsky (2022-01-15). 'I think every job should have a union. It's what we need'. themilitant.com "I didn't realize what was going on with the unions until I met the Militant," Derrick McCrary told Susan LaMont Jan. 8 outside his home in west Atlanta. "I was surprised to read about the strike at Kellogg's. Always thought they were a good company to work for. I was shocked!" | McCrary worked as a diesel mechanic at FedEx before he retired on disability a few years ago. "If you talked about a union there," he said, "you could be out the door, but we talked about it anyway. They say that you have be on their 'team' or out you go. | "I think every job should have a union," he said. "We shouldn't be scared to have…

Yanis Iqbal (2022-01-15). A Short History of the US-Pakistan Relationship. dissidentvoice.org On January 10, 2022, National Security Advisor (NSA) Moeed Yusuf said, "It [Pakistan] is still not [free from US influence] and I doubt that there is any country which is free from it." He added that the country does not have any financial independence, being dependent on loans from International Monetary Fund (IMF) and other foreign …

Staff (2022-01-15). 15 January, Vancouver: Palestinian Liberation: A New Path Forward. samidoun.net Saturday, January 15 2: 00 pm Grandview Church, 1803 E. 1st Ave Vancouver, BC Facebook: www.facebook.com/events/209641671382697/ In November 2021, the Palestinian Alternative Revolutionary Path movement was formed at a conference in Madrid (and simultaneously in Beirut and Sao Paulo) that brought together Palestinian, Arab and international activists and organizations struggling for a free Palestine from the river […] | The article

sputniknews (2022-01-15). Say It Ain't So, Joe Biden: Did the US President Quote Joseph Stalin? sputniknews.com In a heated statement to reporters, US President Joe Biden appeared to quote Joseph Stalin, the premier of the Soviet Union from 1924 to 1953, when he said, "state legislative bodies continue to change the law, not as to who can vote, but who gets to count the vote".

WSWS (2022-01-15). Being the Ricardos: Aaron Sorkin plays fast and loose with the history of the Hollywood Red Scare. wsws.org Sorkin's Being the Ricardos focuses on a week in the lives of comic performers Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz and their hit television series I Love Lucy (1951—1957).

Zahra Mirzafarjouyan (2022-01-15). Front pages of Iran's English dailies on January 15. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jan. 15 (MNA) — Here are the front pages of Iran's English language dailies on Saturday, January 15.

Sophia Davis (2022-01-15). [Perspectives] From herbs and humours to anatomy. thelancet.com What if you had a second chance? If you could throw off suffocating circumstances, rewrite your narrative, and pursue your drive towards modern advances in understanding? In Ophelia Swam: An Oxford Novel, this chance unfolds for a young woman in mid-16th-century England, drawn towards the huge transformations taking place in medicine. This delicate exploration of trauma, grief, and friendship, deftly navigates the changes in thought and practice in this fascinating period of the history of medicine.

ecns.cn (2022-01-15). Moves to ensure smooth Games traffic. ecns.cn As host of the 2022 Winter Olympic Games, Beijing announced multiple measures on Friday, such as encouraging companies to adopt flexible working hours and remote working, to ensure smooth traffic conditions during the upcoming event.

sputniknews (2022-01-15). US and NATO Ready to Continue Dialogue With Russia After NATO-Russia Council, Blinken Says. sputniknews.com WASHINGTON (Sputnik) – US Secretary of State Antony Blinken and NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg have held a conversation following the NATO-Russia Council meeting, stressing that the United States and the alliance are ready to continue dialogue with Moscow, the Department of State said.

Leon Kunstenaar (2022-01-15). STOP Scab Amazon Warehouse In San Francisco! indybay.org Amazon wants to build a huge warehouse in area supposed to have affordable housing.

ecns.cn (2022-01-15). UN releases 'Sport for Peace' stamps to celebrate 2022 Winter Olympic Games. ecns.cn The UN Postal Administration (UNPA) Friday released the new "Sport for Peace" stamps to celebrate the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics.

ACACAB (2022-01-15). 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.

Hedelberto López Blanch (2022-01-15). Afganistán: La invasión que dejó hambre y miseria. globalizacion.ca Muchos países occidentales y medios de comunicación hegemónicos se azoran ahora por el hambre y la miseria que prolifera por todo el territorio de Afganistán pero se abstienen de señalar que la causa fundamental de esa lamentable situación fue la…

sputniknews (2022-01-15). Defence Chief Bipin Rawat's Chopper Crashed Due to Pilot Error, Indian Air Force Says. sputniknews.com Indian Chief of Defence Staff (CDS) Bipin Rawat and 13 others were killed in an Indian Air Force (IAF) Mi-17V5 helicopter crash in Tamil Nadu last month. Gen. Rawat was the country's first CDS.

Direct Action Everywhere (2022-01-15). Meetup: Gilly's Rescuers on Trial in Iowa. indybay.org DxE investigator Matt Johnson is going to trial in Iowa on January 20th for rescuing a piglet named Gilly from horrific animal cruelty at a factory farm owned by Iowa Select Farms (ISF). Investigators exposed an extremely cruel mass-kill method known as "ventilation shutdown" (VSD). Join us at this Meetup to learn more about the Iowa trial, how we can support animal rescuers and industry whistleblowers, and what this could mean for animals and the movement! | Where: ONLINE on Zoom! Link: dxe.io/meetupzoom | When: Saturday, January 15th, 11am ~ 12: 30pm | What: Community meetup | Every Saturday at 11am we have Meet…

ecns.cn (2022-01-15). Chinese premier congratulates Kazakh PM on assuming office. ecns.cn Chinese Premier Li Keqiang on Friday sent a congratulatory message to Alikhan Smailov on his assuming office as Kazakh prime minister.

Rick Rozoff (2022-01-15). Audio: NATO rules out withdrawal of troops all along Russia's western border. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com NATO rules out withdrawing troops from eastern flank: interview NATO will not give in to Russian pressure to withdraw forces from its eastern flank, the alliance's Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg told Beata Płomecka, Polish Radio's Brussels correspondent, in an exclusive interview. For audio click on Interview: Click to listen to left of Stoltenberg's photo.

WSWS (2022-01-15). Attend Committee for Public Education meeting to fight the deadly reopening of Australia's schools amid COVID surge. wsws.org Rank-and-file safety committees need to be formed in every school, independent of the unions, to organise the widest discussion on the necessary steps going forward to take up the fight for remote learning, as part of a global fight for the elimination of the virus.

Zahra Mirzafarjouyan (2022-01-15). Turkey, Armenia hold first talks on normalizing ties. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jan. 15 (MNA) — Envoys from Turkey and Armenia held the first round of talks aimed at normalizing ties in Moscow on Friday.

Staff (2022-01-15). Por qué el extraordinario éxito de la vacuna contra el covid en Cuba podría ser la mejor esperanza para los países de bajos ingresos. cubadebate.cu Cuba ha vacunado a un mayor porcentaje de su población contra la Covid-19 que casi todas las naciones más grandes y ricas del mundo. De hecho, solo los Emiratos àÅrabes Unidos, ricos en petróleo, cuentan con un registro de vacunación más sólido. "Es una hazaña increíble", dijo a CNBC por teléfono Helen Yaffe, experta en Cuba y profesora de historia económica y social en la Universidad de Glasgow, Escocia.

WSWS (2022-01-15). Appalachian State faculty member issues open letter against administration's reckless COVID-19 policies. wsws.org Opposition is mounting after a faculty member at Appalachian State University in Boone, North Carolina issued an open letter condemning the university administration's COVID-19 guidelines.

Prof Michel Chossudovsky (2022-01-15). The 2020-22 Worldwide Corona Crisis: Destroying Civil Society, Engineered Economic Depression, Global Coup d'État and the "Great Reset" globalresearch.ca We are at the crossroads of one of the most serious crises in modern history. We are living history, yet our understanding of the flow of events since January 2020 has been blurred. Worldwide, people have been misled both by their governments and the media.

Museum of African Diaspora (2022-01-15). Monday 1/17: Freedom! The Story of the Black Panther Party w/ MoAD. indybay.org Online event (FREE)…

teleSUR- lvm -HIM (2022-01-15). Italia reporta 360 decesos por Covid-19, segundo día de alza. telesurtv.net Fueron confirmados 186.253 pacientes positivos al virus del Sars-Cov-2.

WSWS (2022-01-15). Baton Rouge, Louisiana teachers stage sickout as COVID-19 ravages the South. wsws.org At least 760 teachers and school staff in East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana, called out sick Wednesday to protest the alarming spread of COVID-19 and the district's refusal to offer virtual learning.

Michael Welch (2022-01-15). Count-Down to Apocalypse: Are the US and Russia Finally on Course toward World War III? globalresearch.ca

ecns.cn (2022-01-15). U.S. 'New Cold War' non-strategic, failing: The Diplomat magazine. ecns.cn The U.S. military and its civilian leaders are wrong to wage the "New Cold War" by overemphasizing militarized responses to economic and diplomatic challenges, The Diplomat magazine has reported.

ecns.cn (2022-01-15). 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.

WSWS (2022-01-15). German student Yasmin's protest against unsafe in-person teaching sparks wave of solidarity. wsws.org The case of 13-year-old Yasmin from North Rhine-Westphalia shows the growing opposition to government pandemic policies.

Zahra Mirzafarjouyan (2022-01-15). Briefing on Iran's daily developments. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jan. 15 (MNA) — The following are the Islamic Republic of Iran's latest developments in the last 24 hours.

Staff (2022-01-15). Condiciones para una exitosa película crítica con el capitalismo. cubadebate.cu No se trata de hacer una enmienda a la totalidad de esas películas que triunfan en el mercado y que se presentan como críticas contra el capitalismo. Sin duda, son mejores que la media y aportan elementos valiosos de reflexión. Pero es importante que seamos capaces de observar las grietas en su discurso revolucionario que no lo es tanto, que nos fijemos en las trampas para hacernos creer que son más subversivas de lo que son…

Staff (2022-01-15). Actualizan entidades que realizan operaciones de comercio exterior al sector no estatal (+ PDF). cubadebate.cu El Ministerio de Comercio Exterior e Inversión Extranjera (MINCEX) actualizó el Directorio de entidades autorizadas a realizar operaciones de comercio exterior a las formas de gestión no estatal. Consulte el directorio para conocer la dirección, productos a importar y exportar, puntos de venta, y datos de la persona a contactar.

Staff (2022-01-15). Forgetting is form of learning — study. rt.com Not remembering certain things may be a beneficial, functional feature of the brain | Denying us access to certain cells in the brain that store memories might be a practical feature of the human organism that helps us upgrade decision-making abilities, new research suggests. | Not being able to recall specific memories in certain environmental conditions does not indicate decay of the brain, but rather shows it's developing to promote learning and flexible behavior, according to a theory put forward by a team of international scientists. | To better interact with the changing world, the brain switches parts i…

teleSUR- lvm -HIM (2022-01-15). Aprueban Ley de Orfandad para proteger a menores en Perú. telesurtv.net La Ley prevé respaldar a las infancias en situación de vulnerabilidad tras haber perdido a su madre, padre, o ambos familiares por causa de la Covid-19.

Richard Horton (2022-01-15). [Comment] Offline: The incontestable moral value of health. thelancet.com In March, 2020, chief science advisers from 12 countries, including the US, the UK, and Germany, issued a call to scholarly publishers "to voluntarily agree to make their COVID-19 and coronavirus-related publications, and the available data supporting them, immediately accessible in PubMed Central and other appropriate public repositories." That same month, over 30 publishers, including The Lancet, signed up to this request. The call reflected the urgency of the pandemic and "the associated global health crisis." We have made all of our coronavirus-related content freely available through a COVID-19 Resource Cent…

ecns.cn (2022-01-15). Lavrov commends Russia-China cooperation on bilateral, int'l issues. ecns.cn Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov on Friday spoke highly of the "unique architecture of Russia-China ties" and Russia's and China's joint efforts to strengthen bilateral cooperation and solve international problems.

sputniknews (2022-01-15). Alec Baldwin Turns Over Cell Phone to Authorities Amid Probe Into Fatal Prop Gun Shooting. sputniknews.com Earlier this week, the Santa Fe County Sheriff's Office claimed that it was still without the cell phone belonging to Alec Baldwin, the 63-year-old Hollywood actor who fired a prop gun on the set of "Rust", killing cinematographer Halyna Hutchins and injuring director Joel Souza.

sputniknews (2022-01-15). Moon's Crust May Have Formed From 'Slushy Magma Ocean', Scientists Suggest. sputniknews.com The lunar crust consists primarily of oxygen, silicon, magnesium, iron, calcium, and aluminium, with a trace of other elements. The surface of the Moon has three features: highlands, maria, and craters, and it is on average about 50 km thick.

David Giesen (2022-01-15). 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)…

sputniknews (2022-01-15). 'Operation Save Big Dog': BoJo May Fire Some No 10 Officials to Avoid Quitting Over 'Partygate' Row. sputniknews.com Earlier this week, UK government ministers warned that embattled Prime Minister Boris Johnson has two weeks to implement a number of urgent tasks in order to save his career, tarnished by a host of scandals, including those related to the Downing Street social gatherings held amid COVID-19 lockdowns.

Staff (2022-01-15). TV provider drops Trump's 'favorite channel'. rt.com The main distributor of One America News (OAN) refused to renew its contract with the conservative network, triggering celebration among liberals online | One America News (OAN), a conservative television channel which has frequently been described as one of former US President Donald Trump's favorites, is set to be dropped by its satellite TV carrier following an internal review. | DirecTV, which airs OAN on channel 347, told the network's parent company Herring Networks that it would no longer carry OAN or sister entertainment channel AWE after the current contract expires in April. | "We informed Herring Ne…

teleSUR -mcs -HIM (2022-01-15). Fallece el intelectual brasileño Thiago de Mello. telesurtv.net El ícono de la literatura de Brasil descansa en paz y deja una herencia de obras que enriquecen la literatura nacional y latinoamericana.

sputniknews (2022-01-15). US 'Working Vibrantly' on Laser Weapons in Mideast Amid UAV Activity – CENTCOM Admiral. sputniknews.com WASHINGTON (Sputnik) – The US Navy is working on laser weapons in the Middle East to counteract a significant upsurge in Iran's deployment and use of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) in the region, top Central Command (CENTCOM) naval officer and US Fifth Fleet commander Vice Adm. Bradley Cooper said.

ecns.cn (2022-01-15). Hong Kong extends anti-epidemic measures for 14 more days. ecns.cn The current anti-epidemic measures will be extended for 14 more days until Feb. 3, the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) government announced on Friday.

Staff (2022-01-15). Johnson's plan to dodge resignation uncovered by media. rt.com UK PM reportedly deciding which heads 'should roll' for him to survive lockdown parties scandal in a scheme dubbed 'Operation Save Big Dog' | UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson is working on a plan to help him survive as head of government following a probe into parties his office allegedly held in breach of Covid-19 rules, The Independent has reported. | The prime minister, who is reportedly personally involved in drawing up the plan, dubbed it "Operation Save Big Dog," the paper reported on Friday. The scheme allegedly involves a major "root and branch" government reshuffle, which was already flagged by other B…

WSWS (2022-01-15). Mexico's COVID cases soar as AMLO minimizes danger. wsws.org A record number of new COVID-19 cases were reported this week by Mexican health authorities.

ecns.cn (2022-01-15). One third of small U.S. firms see sales drop amid surging Omicron cases. ecns.cn Thirty-three percent of small firms in the United States have reported revenue decreases in the week ended Jan. 9 due to the surge of Omicron cases, the highest since February last year, Bloomberg reported Friday, citing the U.S. Census Small Business Pulse Survey.

Vivienne Porzsolt (2022-01-15). Overwhelming support for artists' boycott of Sydney Festival. zcomm.org The campaign to boycott the Sydney Festival has seen impressive support for Palestine…

WSWS (2022-01-15). Australian SEP electoral members discuss Omicron surge and Global Workers' Inquest into the COVID-19 Pandemic. wsws.org "The Workers Inquest is critical. It's become clear that the governments and health organisations don't want to provide the evidence about how it spreads, and what we need to do to keep safe."

Rhythmix Cultural Works (2022-01-15). 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…

sputniknews (2022-01-15). Three People Injured in Knife Attack During Entrance Exams in Tokyo, Reports Say. sputniknews.com TOKYO (Sputnik) – Three people were injured in a knife attack during entrance exams to Japan's University of Tokyo, national media reported on Saturday.

Fight Back (2022-01-15). Day 1 of Colorado King Soopers strike: Interview with a striker. fightbacknews.org Fight Back! interviews Carol McMillian, a bakery worker from Denver currently on strike against the unfair labor practices of King Soopers, a division of Kroger. | Fight Back!: Why are you out here today on the picket line? | Carol McMillian: The reason we are out on the picket line today is because of the company's unfair labor practices. That is our dispute with King Soopers. | Fight Back!: Can you go into a little more detail about what those unfair labor practices are? | McMillian: The unfair labor practices that the company is participating in right now is, first of all they have attempted to hire [people at…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2022-01-15). 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…

WSWS (2022-01-15). US government moves to end daily COVID-19 death reporting by hospitals. wsws.org The US federal government will no longer require hospitals to report the number of people who die from COVID-19 every day, according to new guidelines from the US Department of Health and Human services.

Staff (2022-01-15). Study reveals first recorded animal hybrids. rt.com Kungas were created in ancient Mesopotamia by breeding domestic donkeys with Syrian wild asses | Donkey-ass hybrids pulled Mesopotamian battle wagons more than half a millennium before horses were bred for the same task, a new scientific report has revealed. | The research published in

UFCLP (2022-01-15). 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…

Staff (2022-01-15). Country bans unvaccinated from offices. rt.com Singapore, one of the world's most-vaccinated countries against Covid-19, has rolled out new restrictions targeting the unjabbed | The Republic of Singapore has officially banned unvaccinated employees from working in person, removing a previous policy that allowed them to work if they provided negative Covid-19 tests. | The ban was

WSWS (2022-01-15). Growing support for Southern California trash collection workers as local government seeks to break month-long strike. wsws.org As a public health emergency is declared in light of infestations and contamination, Republic Services is enlisting city employees and volunteers as scab labor.

reenvia Red Latina sin fronteras (2022-01-15). Mèxico_Chiapas: Familias zapatistas resisten, denuncian y convocan a la solidaridad. indybay.org Mèxico_Chiapas: Familias zapatistas resisten, denuncian y convocan a la solidaridad | Solidaridad sin fronteras con las luchas compañeras!

Fight Back (2022-01-15). Inflation hits a 40-year high as record corporate profits roll on. fightbacknews.org San José, CA – On Wednesday, January 12 the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported that prices of consumer goods rose 7% in 2021. This is the highest rate of inflation in 40 years. With workers' wages only up by 4.7% last year, the purchasing power of workers' earnings fell by more than 2%. | One important cause of higher prices was the continued impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. While spending on services, which involve more human contact and a greater possibility of infection lagged, spending on goods surged. This was the case for used cars, where prices went up 37.3% last year, as travel on mass transit decli…

teleSUR, JDO (2022-01-15). Lukashenko denuncia que Kazajistán enfrentó injerencia externa. telesurtv.net Destacó que la operación de paz de la OTSC fue exitosa y evitó que en esa nación ocurriera una revolución de colores.

Staff (2022-01-15). Letras de Género desde el aislamiento, dos años después. cubadebate.cu øLogramos tomarle el pulso a un país donde los debates sobre igualdad e inclusión estuvieron más presentes que antes? No siempre. Pero lo intentamos. La violencia y las estrategias para su prevención, las labores de cuidado, el nuevo Código de las Familias y los debates en torno al acoso y al abuso formaron parte de nuestros temas.

WSWS (2022-01-15). Potential strike by BNSF Railway workers over new attendance policy. wsws.org During ongoing national negotiations, the freight carrier unilaterally introduced a points-based attendance policy that can be used to penalize workers for taking time off to which they are legally entitled.

teleSUR -HIM (2022-01-15). Buenos Aires registra 41.5 grados, segunda máxima histórica. telesurtv.net Los 41.5 grados Celsius de este viernes solo han sido superados en la historia por los 43.3 del 29 de enero de 1957.

WSWS (2022-01-15). Nationwide protests break out in Lebanon amid mounting economic, social and political crisis. wsws.org Soaring inflation, including a massive rise in the cost of food, fuel and medicine, has completely devastated workers' living standards.

Sharon Zhang (2022-01-15). Second Starbucks Location Unionizes. zcomm.org Starbucks workers successfully unionized another store on Monday, making the Genesee Street store in Buffalo, New York, the second corporate-owned Starbucks location in the U.S. to form a union…

Zahra Mirzafarjouyan (2022-01-15). VIDEO: Road crews clearing snow on Asalem-to-Khalkhal Road. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jan. 15 (MNA) — Road crews have been hard at work in removing snow and ice from Asalem-to-Khalkhal Road following the recent snowfall in the provinces of Gilan and Ardebil.

ecns.cn (2022-01-15). Pakistan assumes chairmanship of Group of 77 and China. ecns.cn Taking over from the Republic of Guinea the leadership of the Group of 77 (G77) and China for 2022, Pakistan assumed its duties on Friday.

ecns.cn (2022-01-15). COVID-19 situation in China stable, controllable: official. ecns.cn The recent COVID-19 resurgence in China has been in general stabilized, as the country managed to bring the outbreaks in some areas under control in a timely manner, the National Health Commission said Saturday.

Pablo Jofré Leal (2022-01-15). Rusia y Estados Unidos se toman Ginebra. globalizacion.ca Ni Estados Unidos ni Rusia han invitado a la mesa principal a los europeos. Los gobiernos de la federación rusa y de Estados Unidos están reunidos, en esta segunda semana de enero en Ginebra, Suiza, representados por Serguéi Riabkov —…

Leon Kunstenaar (2022-01-15). Monday 1/17: Civil Rights Through Art and Music w/ MoAD. indybay.org Online event (FREE)…

Dr. Pascal Sacré (2022-01-15). The COVID-19 RT-PCR Test: How to Mislead All Humanity. Using a "Test" To Lock Down Society. globalresearch.ca The misuse of the RT-PCR technique is used as an intentional strategy by some governments, supported by scientific safety councils and by the dominant media, to justify the violation of a large number of constitutional rights, the destruction of the economy with the bankruptcy of entire active sectors of society,…

sputniknews (2022-01-15). Iran Tests First Solid-Fuel Space Rocket for Cheaper Satellite Delivery, IRGC General Says. sputniknews.com A less expensive rocket, however, comes with certain downsides, such as reduced payload weight that the rocket can lift to low-Earth orbit, where most satellites are deployed.

teleSUR -mcs -HIM (2022-01-15). Ecuador reanudará clases presenciales el próximo 17 de enero. telesurtv.net Las autoridades educativas precisaron que son examinadas con rigor las regulaciones sanitarias en caso de ser necesarias transformaciones en la presencialidad.

sputniknews (2022-01-15). Imran Khan's Party Accused of Neglecting Pakistani Region Bordering Afghanistan. sputniknews.com For months, Pakistani PM Imran Khan's government has been battling criticism from all quarters. While thousands of students protested in October on the issue of rising educational costs, the opposition has been on the offensive over the state of the nation's economy. But Khan appears to have found a new enemy in the form of his own party now.

WSWS (2022-01-15). Documents show Google operated a secret management program to prevent workers from organizing. wsws.org A judge appointed by the NLRB ruled that Google must release more than 1,000 documents about Project Vivian, an internal management program created for the purpose of discouraging workers from participating in workplace activism and union organizing.

Doctors for COVID Ethics (2022-01-15). J'Accuse! The Gene-based "Vaccines" Are Killing People. Governments Worldwide Are Lying to You the People, to the Populations They Purportedly Serve. globalresearch.ca The Signal of Harm is now indisputably overwhelming, and, in line with universally accepted ethical standards for clinical trials, Doctors for Covid Ethics demands that the 'Covid' vaccine programme be halted immediately.

teleSUR, MER (2022-01-15). Corte chilena suspende proceso de licitación del litio. telesurtv.net La decisión fue tomada tras admitir el recurso presentado por el gobernador regional de Atacama, Miguel Vargas.

teleSUR, HIM (2022-01-15). Conoce 7 frases del luchador por los derechos civiles Martin Luther King. telesurtv.net Por sus causas de lucha y activismo social y antirracista Martin Luther King mereció el premio Nobel de la Paz en 1964.

Rhythmix Cultural Works (2022-01-15). Saturday 1/22: Essence: A contemporary view of nature by two California artists. indybay.org Rhythmix Cultural Works | 2513 Blanding | Alameda, CA…

Chris McCall (2022-01-15). [World Report] Disrupted care in Papua New Guinea: the harms of COVID-19. thelancet.com The COVID-19 pandemic in Papua New Guinea shows no sign of ending, and its worst legacy might be its effect on other diseases, such as tuberculosis, HIV/AIDS, and malaria. Chris McCall reports.

Staff (2022-01-15). En fotos, Argentina sufre ola de calor con récord histórico de temperatura. cubadebate.cu Buenos Aires, la capital de Argentina, registró este viernes la temperatura más alta en los últimos 64 años, al alcanzar los 41,5 ∫ en medio de una ola de calor que afecta a todo el país y promete extenderse varios días, informó el Servicio Meteorológico Nacional (SMN).

Rick Rozoff (2022-01-15). NATO chief rallies EU defense ministers for conflict with Russia. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com NATO Secretary General meets with EU Defence Ministers Doorstep statement by NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg following the meeting of the NATO-Russia Council It's a pleasure to be in Brest, and I'm looking forward to meet EU Defence Ministers. NATO-EU cooperation is as strong as ever, and this is important, to have the close cooperation …

WSWS (2022-01-15). Students and teachers in Oakland, California, speak on planned strike against unsafe schools. wsws.org High school students in Oakland are threatening to strike if school is not taken online or conditions made safer.

Staff (2022-01-15). Russia makes vaccine passports policy change. rt.com Officials say the proposed legislation is not suited to the current coronavirus situation | Russian lawmakers have postponed consideration of a bill that would introduce a nationwide system of QR-code vaccine passes, saying that the law needs to be adapted to deal with the new Omicron variant of Covid-19. | Tatyana Golikova, the deputy prime minister for social policy, labor, health and pension provision, told journalists on Friday that government officials, together with leaders of ruling party United Russia, had decided the proposed legislation would need to be adjusted before it could be considered further.

teleSUR- JDO (2022-01-15). Gremios de Ecuador aplazan movilizaciones debido a la pandemia. telesurtv.net Recalcan que mantienen su determinación de realizar la protesta contra la política económica neoliberal del presidente Guillermo Lasso.

The Lancet (2022-01-15). [Editorial] Theranos and the scientific community: at the bleeding edge. thelancet.com The Theranos story is reaching its conclusion. Elizabeth Holmes, the company's founder and former CEO, once the world's youngest self-made female billionaire, was last week found guilty of four of 11 charges of fraud related to her actions at the now defunct blood testing company. COO Ramesh Balwani will face similar charges in a trial later this year. The sensational rise and fall of Theranos has spawned books, documentaries, and podcasts. Yet, for all the attention, questions remain: where was the scientific community in exposing the absence of evidence backing the claims of Theranos? Why did it take the Wall S…

La Via Campesina (2022-01-15). Key notes from the transition Ceremony of La Via Campesina's International Secretariat. zcomm.org With this move to Europe, the global movement has completed the first full circle of its rotation, bringing a rich history of peasant mobilizations, struggles, and victories…

ecns.cn (2022-01-15). Despite challenges, opening-up in cotton will continue this year. ecns.cn Despite recent changes in international trade, which brought new challenges to the development of China's cotton industry, the country will continue to insist on opening up and expand cooperation with its foreign counterparts, the China Cotton Association said.

teleSUR- jaa -HIM (2022-01-15). Grupo de Puebla insta a articulación regional en torno a Celac. telesurtv.net El Grupo celebró la presidencia de la Celac encabezada por el mandatario argentino, Alberto Fernández.

WSWS (2022-01-15). Thousands of Chicago students walk out to protest unsafe return to schools. wsws.org Thousands of Chicago students walked out across more than 30 schools to protest the unsafe return to classrooms enforced by Democratic Mayor Lori Lightfoot.

Staff (2022-01-15). Germany has lost its economic freedom — Russia. rt.com Lack of certification demonstrates that Berlin can't perform ordinary commercial activities, says Moscow | The ongoing saga with the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline and its long wait for approval and certification shows that Germany has no freedom to pursue its own economic interests, Russia's foreign minister has claimed. | Speaking to the Russian First Channel on Thursday, Sergey Lavrov suggested that right now Berlin doesn't have economic sovereignty and is at the mercy of third parties. | "About Nord Stream 2, it's no longer about freedom to choose alliances. It's just freedom to carry out ordinary commercial a…

sputniknews (2022-01-15). Cardi B Reveals She Felt Suicidal Due to YouTuber Tasha K's Comments About Her. sputniknews.com The legal battle between the two has been ongoing for the past couple of years, with Cardi B suing blogger Tasha K over the latter's claims that the iconic rapper was a prostitute and had sexually transmitted diseases.

Zahra Mirzafarjouyan (2022-01-15). Massive fire breaks out at New Jersey chemical factory. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jan. 15 (MNA) — A huge fire broke out at a New Jersey chemical plant Friday evening, sending massive plumes of black smoke billowing into the air.

teleSUR- jaa -HIM (2022-01-15). OMS recomienda uso de dos nuevos fármacos para tratar Covid-19. telesurtv.net Los estudios arrojaron que los fármacos reducen el riesgo de necesidad asistida y mejoran la capacidad de supervivencia.

ecns.cn (2022-01-15). 90 pct of Chinese people vaccinated against COVID-19. ecns.cn Over 1.26 billion Chinese people, or nearly 90 percent of the country's population, have received COVID-19 vaccine jabs as of Friday, said a health official on Saturday.

ecns.cn (2022-01-15). One in Beijing tests positive for COVID-19. ecns.cn One person in Beijing tested positive for COVID-19 on Saturday, local authorities said.

ecns.cn (2022-01-15). 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.

ecns.cn (2022-01-15). China has unique path of human rights progress. ecns.cn China's unique path of human rights development has much to offer to the world, Chinese experts said on Friday at a conference on the country's human rights concepts and practices in the new era.

ecns.cn (2022-01-15). Xinjiang issues development plan for women, children. ecns.cn Northwest China's Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region has issued two plans to promote the high-quality development of women and children through 180 welfare measures spanning 15 fields, local authorities said Friday.

WSWS (2022-01-15). Mass opposition to Monday's return to in-class learning in Ontario and Quebec. wsws.org Mass walkouts must be organized to close all schools to in-person learning as part of a Zero COVID strategy that includes the shutdown of all nonessential production with full wages paid to all workers, and a comprehensive program of public health measures to stamp out transmission of the virus once and for all.

sputniknews (2022-01-15). Chinese Scientists Build 'Artificial Moon' to Conduct Experiments in Low Gravity. sputniknews.com According to the South China Morning Post, the facility located in Jiangsu Province, will play an important part in the exploration of the Moon as China plans to land its astronauts on Earth's satellite by 2030 and set up a base there.

Staff (2022-01-15). NFTs, play-to-earn games, and why everyone hates them. rt.com Some video game developers want NFTs in their games, others are swearing off putting them in theirs | Gamers are up in arms against NFTs appearing in their favorite titles, while some developers keep pushing for it. So why do people think it's a bad idea? | What are NFTs? NFT, for those who still don't get it (and can't be blamed for it), stands for Non-Fungible Token, which basically means it's a unique digital asset that can belong to only one person at a single time. Essentially, it's just a line of code, stored on a blockchain, similar to a crypto coin, saying that something belongs to you. But, unlike wit…

Kenny Stancil (2022-01-15). 'Juries Get It': Climate Activists Acquitted After Train Protest. zcomm.org "There is mounting evidence from the courts and in particular from juries that the public is taking the climate crisis… far more seriously than government and business."

teleSUR, mcs, MER (2022-01-15). Evo Morales llama a no bajar la guardia ante Covid-19 en Bolivia. telesurtv.net Evo Morales instó a la población a cumplir con el esquema de vacunación para prevenir el riesgo de contagio.

Rick Rozoff (2022-01-15). After week of Russia submitting to lectures from U.S., NATO and OSCE, White House delivers its verdict. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com

WSWS (2022-01-15). Wildcat strike at àáimsata≈ü defies company, Turkish police and unions. wsws.org Workers must come to the defense of striking àáimsata≈ü metalworkers against the state and pressure from the corporation and trade union bureaucracy.

ecns.cn (2022-01-15). No censorship function found in Xiaomi phones: German cyber security watchdog. ecns.cn The German cyber security watchdog has not found censorship function in Xiaomi phones, local German media reported on Friday.

Revolution Books (2022-01-15). Tuesday 1/25: Chasing Me to My Grave: An Artist's Memoir of the Jim Crow South by Winfred Rembert. indybay.org Revolution Books, 2444 Durant Ave. Berkeley CA 94704…

WSWS (2022-01-15). US hospitals rapidly reaching capacity as Omicron continues nation-wide surge. wsws.org The United States faces a massive health crisis as the Omicron variant sickens hundreds of thousands of Americans every day. However, no measures are being employed by the Biden administration to stanch to the ongoing collapse of the health care system.

Anita L. Wills (2022-01-15). Sunday 1/16: Rally and Caravan for Kerry Baxter Jr. indybay.org San Antonio Park, Oakland…

teleSUR, JGN (2022-01-15). Tsunami causa daños en la isla de Tonga tras erupción de volcán. telesurtv.net En Fiji, Samoa y Nueva Zelanda también fueron emitidas alertas de tsunami por la erupción volcánica.

WSWS (2022-01-15). Workers Struggles: Asia and Australia. wsws.org Delhi University staff strike over unpaid wages; Sri Lankan health workers strike in North Central Province; Australia: Patrick Terminals to terminate enterprise agreement…

teleSUR, na, JGN (2022-01-15). øCómo era la vida de Rosa Luxemburgo?>. telesurtv.net Sus propuestas teóricas sobre el capitalismo e imperialismo y su negativa a participar en la I Guerra Mundial la posicionaron como una de las mejores revolucionarias del siglo XX.

sputniknews (2022-01-15). Demonstrators Take to the Streets in Vienna Against COVID-19 Restrictions. sputniknews.com Back in Novermber, Austria became the first European nation to impose universal compulsory vaccination against COVID-19. The beginning of the campaign is scheduled for 1 February 2022.

ecns.cn (2022-01-15). 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…

Staff (2022-01-15). Iran, China embark on promising new horizon. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jan. 15 (MNA) — In his first visit to China since taking over as Iran's top diplomat, Hossein Amir Abdollahian visited China on Thursday that is expected to open new horizons for deepening ties between Tehran and Beijing.

Linda Pentz Gunter (2022-01-15). What if Nuclear Deterrence Doesn't Work? zcomm.org "Not absolutely foolproof" isn't good enough when it comes to nuclear deterrence…

WSWS (2022-01-15). Crisis-ridden Australian government cancels Novak Djokovic's visa amid mass backlash. wsws.org Djokovic can be accused of an arrogant disregard for public health during the pandemic, but it is nothing compared to the Australian government.

Akio Tanaka (2022-01-15). How Pacifica Claimed a Dubious Victory. indybay.org Pacifica Counsel overruled the democratic vote of the members.

San Francisco Public Library (2022-01-15). Wednesday 1/19: Socially Responsible Investing: Funding Retirement that Benefits Worker, Nature & Society. indybay.org Online webinar…

Staff (2022-01-15). Esclarecen robos de motorinas en Camagàºey. cubadebate.cu "A partir de la incidencia de sustracción de motorinas en el municipio Camagàºey, se conformó un equipo para la investigación de estos hechos. Esto posibilitó la identificación de los autores, quienes de manera específica seleccionaban a las víctimas que circulaban en estos medios", señala el Mayor Yosbel Miranda Infante, Instructor Penal.

Zahra Mirzafarjouyan (2022-01-15). Some progress made in Vienna negotiations: White House. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jan. 15 (MNA) — Stating that there has been some progress made in Vienna negotiations, White House press secretary Jen Psaki said that Washington's preference is always diplomacy.

Casper Busse (2022-01-15). 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.

teleSUR, jaa, HIM (2022-01-15). ONU advierte sobre amenaza de desastre humanitario en Tigray. telesurtv.net ONU informó que las reservas de alimentos enriquecidos se han agotado, y la semana próxima serán las de cereales, aceites y legumbres.

WSWS (2022-01-15). Seattle students and teachers stage walkouts over lack of COVID-19 safety protocols in schools. wsws.org As infections rise throughout Seattle and Washington state, students and teachers have initiated sickouts at two high schools in defiance of the local, state and federal governments' policy of mass infection and death.

Barbara Briggs (2022-01-15). 'Workers Are the Best Guarantors of Their Own Safety When They're Organized'. zcomm.org Interview on workplace disasters…

Mike V Kinney (2022-01-15). Remembering: GAIL BERKLEY- Editor of Post News Group. indybay.org The passing of a great African-American news editor-Gail Berkley of the Oakland, CA. Post News Group…

Susan Jaffe (2022-01-15). [World Report] Holmes verdicts prompt questions over justice for patients. thelancet.com The founder of Theranos was found guilty of defrauding some investors, but cleared of charges that she misled patients. Susan Jaffe reports.

Staff (2022-01-15). Most detailed 3D map of universe released. rt.com The Dark Energy Spectroscopic Instrument accurately maps galaxy positions through time to help scientists better understand dark energy | The most detailed 3D map of the universe to date, showing the location of 7.5 million galaxies, has been published by the Dark Energy Spectroscopic Instrument (DESI) cosmic survey project. | The map, released on Thursday by Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, which is leading the project, is the result of the first seven months of DESI's operations. | Each dot in the image represents an individual galaxy, consisting of between 100 billion and one trillion stars. The map s…

James Baratta (2022-01-15). Activists Are Challenging Laws That Enable Vulture Funds to Exploit Global South. zcomm.org Solidarity, education and direct action are needed to mount pressure on lawmakers to establish a multinational framework that either improves upon or goes beyond the prevailing contractual approach…

Noam Scheiber (2022-01-15). Sanderistas Inspire Union Drive at Starbucks. zcomm.org The liberal workers the company has long attracted are expanding a union campaign to other cities after a landmark victory in Buffalo…

WSWS (2022-01-15). Australian governments claim Omicron peaking as hospitalisations and deaths mount. wsws.org Claims COVID-19 case numbers will soon decrease are part of the profit-driven campaign to force potentially infectious workers back on the job.

Rajalakshmi Valaiyapathi, Meng-San Wu, Alastair McGregor (2022-01-15). [Clinical Picture] Ground glass opacities are not always COVID-19: a case of acute eosinophilic pneumonitis caused by daptomycin. thelancet.com An 83-year-old man was admitted to our hospital reporting a 3-week history of cough and exertional dyspnoea. At the time of admission, the patient was 4 weeks into a 6-week course of daptomycin and rifampicin because he had an infected prosthetic knee joint; he also had a history of pituitary hypoplasia and had not been vaccinated against SARS-CoV-2.

Staff (2022-01-15). Gracias a Fidel, vida y ciencia van de la mano en Cuba (+ Fotos y Video). cubadebate.cu "Lo que Fidel generó no se limita al rescate de inteligencias, ni a la creación de instituciones científicas. Su gran aporte en este campo ha sido generar una política de desarrollo de la ciencia y la tecnología impregnada de valores éticos, con un sentido humanista…

ecns.cn (2022-01-15). Tanzania launches Chinese financed project to enhance civil aviation safety. ecns.cn Tanzanian authorities on Friday launched the enhancement of the civil aviation safety oversight systems project financed by the Chinese government for 1 million U.S. dollars grant.

ecns.cn (2022-01-15). World expects 'truce' during Winter Games. ecns.cn The world expects all members of the United Nations to fulfill their obligations and observe the truce resolution adopted for the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics, Foreign Ministry spokesman Wang Wenbin said at a daily news conference on Friday.

Staff (2022-01-15). Oil pushes past $86 as greenback wilts. rt.com WTI and Brent Futures surged by as much as 2% | Global prices for crude climbed to a nine-week high as the US dollar headed for its largest weekly fall in over a year, turning commodities into a more affordable purchase for holders of other currencies. | Brent crude futures increased by 1.93% to $86.1 per barrel — its highest level since October 25, 2021. Meanwhile, West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude for February delivery rose by 2.2% to $83.95 per barrel, leading the US benchmark to post a 6.2% weekly gain — its fourth weekly rise in a row. | The US dollar index was 0.1% higher at 94.931, but finis…

teleSUR- lvm -HIM (2022-01-15). Sondeo ratifica a Lula como favorito para Presidencia de Brasil. telesurtv.net Con el 44 por ciento de las intenciones de voto, Lula podría ganar la elección en la primera vuelta.

teleSUR, JGN (2022-01-15). México registra récord de casos de la Covid-19 con casi 45.000. telesurtv.net Este es el tercer día consecutivo en que en México se registran más de 40.000 casos en una jornada.

ecns.cn (2022-01-15). Kenyans to start using Chinese-built expressway in March: official. ecns.cn Kenyans will begin using the Chinese-built Nairobi expressway in March, three months earlier than anticipated, an official said on Friday.

sputniknews (2022-01-15). 'New Level of LOW': Britney Spears Obliterates Her Sister Jamie Lynn for Knife Incident Claims. sputniknews.com The pop star has already clashed with her sister, saying she was profiting off her name after Jamie Lynn came forward with her memoir describing the Spears family.

Badri Raina (2022-01-15). Why Journalist Kamal Khan's Passing Feels Like a Deep Personal Loss. zcomm.org Every word Khan chose for his reporting bespoke the fineness and subtlety of his learning, and his deep concern for the preservation of India's diverse values…

ecns.cn (2022-01-15). China to promote orderly transfer of manufacturing industry. ecns.cn China has issued a guideline on promoting the orderly transfer of the manufacturing industry to facilitate coordinated development among different regions and maintain the stability of industrial and supply chains.

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2022-01-15). 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…

Zahra Mirzafarjouyan (2022-01-15). US base comes under drone attacks in Iraq's Saladin (+VIDEO). en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jan. 15 (MNA) — Iraqi media reported drone attacks on the US wing of Balad Air Base in Saladin province.

teleSUR, mcs, JGN (2022-01-15). Colombia registra 34.923 contagios por Covid-19 en 24 horas. telesurtv.net Las autoridades sanitarias precisaron la priorización de nuevas acciones contra la Covid-19, entre ellas el fortalecimiento de los accesos primarios de salud.

teleSUR -HIM (2022-01-15). Brigada médica cubana parte a Bahamas a enfrentar la Covid-19. telesurtv.net El contingente está integrado por 50 Licenciados en Enfermería que apoyarán en el enfrentamiento a la Covid-19 en el país caribeño ante la expansión de la cepa Ómicron.

reenvia Red Latina sin fronteras (2022-01-15). Extractivismo y soberanía: Cuatro entrevistados dan su opinià≤n. indybay.org Entrevista con Sabrina Fernandes, Eduardo Gudynas, Michael Là∂wy y René Ramírez Gallegos…

NDWA, SEIU (2022-01-15). Wednesday 1/19: Care is Essential Telephone Town Hall w/ National Domestic Workers Alliance & SEIU. indybay.org

John C. A. Manley (2022-01-15). Twenty Reasons Mandatory Face Masks are Unsafe, Ineffective and Immoral. globalresearch.ca First published by Global Research on January 23, 2021 | Nine Potential and Proven Dangers to Muzzling Yourself: | 1. Cavities: New York dentists are reporting that half their patients are suffering decaying teeth, receding gum lines and seriously sour breath from …

Women's March Foundation (2022-01-15). Saturday 1/22: 49th Anniversary of Roe V. Wade Town Hall w/ Women's March Foundation. indybay.org Virtual event – Join from anywhere…

WSWS (2022-01-15). Hundreds of Boston students walk out to protest lack of remote learning option amid COVID-19 surge. wsws.org Hundreds of Boston public school students walked out of classes Friday morning to protest the state of Massachusetts' policy that all classes must be held in person. The lack of a remote option for students comes as the state sees a dramatic rise in COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations.

National Organization of Women (2022-01-15). Tuesday 1/25: Dollar for Dollar NOW: From Pay Equity to Paid Leave – The Push for Economic Justice. indybay.org Online webinar…

sputniknews (2022-01-15). Just Like BoJo! Dozens of Johnson Impersonators Flood Downing Street for Insane Party – Photo, Video. sputniknews.com The "partygate" scandal continues to plague the UK government, as new details emerge about numerous events that were reportedly held at the PM's residence despite severe anti-pandemic restrictions.

Rosa Miriam Elizalde (2022-01-15). La fea verdad de Facebook. globalizacion.ca Nadie duda de que Mark Zuckerberg hace grandes esfuerzos para reinventar su monopolio. Asediado desde hace años por especular con los datos de los usuarios de Facebook, permitir la circulación de teorías conspirativas, incentivar el genocidio, transmitir masacres en vivo…

ecns.cn (2022-01-15). Australia Post welcomes Year of the Tiger with new stamps. ecns.cn Australia Post has issued a new set of stamps and coins, featuring playful images of tigers, to celebrate the upcoming Year of the Tiger.

Press For Truth (2022-01-15). 33 Million Canadian Devices Monitored, 87% of Canadians Movements Spied On. This is Covid 19, (1984)? globalresearch.ca On Parliament Hill, John Brassard, the Conservative critic for ethics and accountable government discussed the Public Health Agency of Canada's decision to collect data from millions of mobile devices to understand travel patterns during the COVID-19(84) pandemic. | This is being …

teleSUR, MER (2022-01-15). Presidentes de Rusia y China prevén reunirse en febrero. telesurtv.net El mandatario ruso visitará China el día de la inauguración de los Juegos Olímpicos de Invierno Beijing 2022.

Staff (2022-01-15). Comienza proceso de continuidad de estudios de noveno grado. cubadebate.cu Con la publicación del denominado prescalafón, esta semana inició en la enseñanza secundaria básica el proceso de continuidad de estudios de los alumnos de noveno grado.

Staff (2022-01-15). Celebra Cuba día de su ciencia, con más salud e innovación. cubadebate.cu Con la creación de vacunas, medicamentos e insumos para enfrentar la Covid-19 y un proceso de transformación en la innovación y la tecnología con apoyo gubernamental, Cuba celebra hoy el Día de la Ciencia.

sputniknews (2022-01-15). Video: Sirens Sound Inside Balad Air Base Amid Reports of Drone Strike. sputniknews.com The American wing of the Balad Air Base, 40 miles north of Baghdad, Iraq, was the target of a drone strike according to reports.

Dalia González Delgado (2022-01-15). Fentanilo: Epidemia silenciosa en Estados Unidos. globalizacion.ca Mientras Estados Unidos enfrenta los retos que supone la COVID-19, otra epidemia letal hace metástasis en la sociedad. Las sobredosis de fentanilo se convirtieron en la principal causa de muerte en adultos de entre 18 y 45 años. | Desde el…

teleSUR- lvm -HIM (2022-01-15). ONU exige liberación de niño palestino en estado crítico de salud. telesurtv.net El joven palestino de 17 años, Amal Najle, del campo de refugiados de Yalazone, fue retenido por las fuerzas israelíes el 21 de enero de 2021.

WSWS (2022-01-15). Stewart Rhodes and Oath Keepers charged with seditious conspiracy. wsws.org The arrest of fascist Oath Keeper leader Stewart Rhodes and 10 other Oath Keepers on charges of seditious conspiracy explodes the claim that January 6 was merely an unruly protest and not a conspiracy by Trump to overturn the 2020 election result and establish a dictatorship.

Dr. Roxana Bruno (2022-01-15). 57 Top Scientists and Doctors Release Shocking Study on COVID Vaccines and Demand Immediate Stop to All Vaccinations. globalresearch.ca Important article first published …

Staff (2022-01-15). Town goes dark amid massive bug infestation (VIDEOS). rt.com Unusual rains and heat saw beetles reproducing in larger numbers and invading a small town in Argentina | The Argentinean town of Santa Isabel has been forced to shut off its lights for several days in an effort to persuade the millions of bugs that have invaded its streets to leave and look for another place to stay. | The town of some 2,500 in Argentina's central province of La Pampa has been plagued by swarms of beetles for over a week. "They're everywhere — in the houses, in the shops," Deputy Mayor Cristian Echegaray complained to the media. | Local law enforcement agents have blamed the beetles for…

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