2022-01-20: News Headlines

Staff (2022-01-20). Ralph Nader: Biden's First Year Proves He Is Still a "Corporate Socialist" Beholden to Big Business. democracynow.org As President Biden marks one year in office, we speak with former four-time presidential candidate Ralph Nader and The Nation's Katrina vanden Heuvel, who say Biden has failed so far to sell his agenda to the American people and bring about the transformative policy he campaigned on — from quelling the pandemic to passing his landmark Build Back Better legislation. The two also critique the U.S. mainstream press for asking "war-inciting questions," with Nader saying "the self-censorship of the press is overwhelming."

Gregory Shupak (2022-01-20). Hawkish Pundits Downplay Threat of War, Ukraine's Nazi Ties. zcomm.org US corporate media outlets are demanding that Washington escalate the risk of a broader war while misleading their audiences about important aspects of the conflict…

sputniknews (2022-01-20). US Speaks About Russia's Alleged Invasion of Ukraine to Cover Its Provocations, Moscow Says. sputniknews.com MOSCOW (Sputnik) – US statements about Russia allegedly preparing an offensive against Ukraine are needed to create a backdrop for its own large-scale military provocations, Russian foreign ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said on Thursday.

Rick Rozoff (2022-01-20). Flanked by Blinken, Ukrainian FM says conflict will only end when last Russian soldier leaves Crimea, Donbass. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com As Blinken presumably signalled agreement, that position is also that of Washington. Of course no evidence has ever been provided there are Russian troops in the Donbass. ==== When last Russian soldier leaves: Kuleba lays out conditions for ending war in eastern Ukraine All efforts of the international community are currently aimed at making Russia …

sputniknews (2022-01-20). US Supreme Court Blocks Trump's Attempt to Keep Records From January 6 Congressional Panel. sputniknews.com WASHINGTON (Sputnik) – The US Supreme Court blocked an attempt by former President Donald Trump to keep White House records related to the January 6 Capitol riot from the US House Select Committee investigating the incident, according to a court order.

Landless Rural Workers' Movement (2022-01-20). The MST has donated more than six thousand tons of food during the pandemic to fight hunger. peoplesdispatch.org Just during the Christmas Without Hunger campaign, the MST distributed food donations to 250,000 people in 24 Brazilian states…

WSWS (2022-01-20). New projections estimate that up to 304,000 in the US could die from COVID-19 by mid-March. wsws.org As Omicron continues to inundate hospitals and kill upwards of 2,000 people each day in the US, the WHO has warned that the pandemic is far from over.

Marie Kelly (2022-01-20). Police charged for Fanta Bility murder. workers.org Delaware County Three Sharon Hill police in Delaware County, Pennsylvania, outside Philadelphia, were charged with manslaughter Jan. 18 for killing 8-year-old Fanta Bility in August 2021. Following a grand jury investigation, officers Devon G. Smith, Sean Patrick Dolan and Brian James Devaney were also charged with involuntary manslaughter and 10 . . . |

Saheli Chowdhury (2022-01-20). Oxfam Report Details Obscene Wealth Inequality in India. orinocotribune.com January 18, 2022 (OrinocoTribune.com)—Oxfam, in its recently released report "

Sut Jhally (2022-01-20). The smearing of Emma Watson. peoplesdispatch.org The smearing of critics of Israel as anti-Semitic serves to deflect attention away from the crimes against Palestinians. But it may also make real anti-Semitism (the right-wing fascist variety) more respectable and legitimate—and thus even more deadly.

Staff (2022-01-20). 22 January, Canberra: Free Ahmad Saadat! Join an action in solidarity with the struggles of all Palestinian Prisoners! samidoun.net Saturday, 22 January 2 pm Garema Place, Civic Canberra, Australia Facebook: www.facebook.com/events/2021889451321806 Palestinian prisoners are consistently engaged in a difficult struggle inside Israeli jails against arbitrary laws and unrestrained brutality. Prisoners are regularly forced to go beyond the accepted limits of human endurance to assert their dignity and the most basic of rights, often with …

Staff (2022-01-20). Éirígí Activists mark Week of Action to Free Ahmed Sa'adat in Ireland. samidoun.net Samidoun Palestinian Prisoner Solidarity Network received the following report from Éirígí in Ireland about their involvement in the campaign to free Ahmad Sa'adat this week. Solidarity from Ireland to Palestine! Sunday, 16 January, saw Éirígí activists in Limerick join an international week of solidarity actions in support of Ahmad Sa'adat and thousands of other Palestinian …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2022-01-20). What will be the future 'new normal' with COVID-19? newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Jan. 21 marks two years since the first confirmed case of COVID-19 was reported in the U.S. In that time, the nation has made strides to keep the virus in check as much as possible with testing, masking, social distancing, vaccines and other precautionary measures. Despite that fact, nearly 850,000 people in the U.S. have died from COVID-19. Will living in a pandemic be the "new normal" for everyone in the future? Or will COVID-19…

ecns.cn (2022-01-20). Iran, China 'facing a new horizon of cooperation,' says Iran's FM spokesman. ecns.cn As their foreign ministers exchanged visits to deepen their partnership in the past year, Iran and China are now "facing a new horizon of cooperation," Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Saeed Khatibzadeh said on Tuesday.

Arjae Red (2022-01-20). U.S. delegation to Nicaragua demands 'End U.S. sanctions!'. workers.org Delegates from Labor Against Racism and War and Workers World Party with members of the ATC (Asociación de Trabajadores del Campo), Managua. Managua, Nicaragua Members of anti-imperialist organizations from around the U.S. travelled to Nicaragua during the week of Jan. 10 to observe the inauguration of President Daniel Ortega and . . . |

sputniknews (2022-01-20). Iranian President Raisi Addresses Russian State Duma Plenary Session. sputniknews.com Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi arrived in Moscow on Wednesday to meet with Russian President Vladimir Putin, visit the Moscow Cathedral Mosque, and hold talks with local Muslim clergy.

sputniknews (2022-01-20). Iran's Raisi Reiterates Opposition to Nukes, Predicts NATO's Collapse. sputniknews.com The Iranian president arrived in Moscow on a two-day state visit on Wednesday at the invitation of his Russian counterpart, Vladimir Putin. During their talks, the two leaders discussed bilateral ties, US sanctions, the Iran nuclear deal, joint anti-terrorism cooperation in Syria, and measures to create "synergy in cooperation" against the West.

sputniknews (2022-01-20). Roadkill-Eating, Dung-Smoking Iranian Who Hasn't Bathed in 67 Years Reportedly in 'Good Health'. sputniknews.com In Medieval Europe, bathing was considered vain among Christian peasants, who would wash themselves only once a year, in June. However, there are some bizarre modern examples of people who are willing to get even dirtier.

Nikola Mikovic (2022-01-20). Biden Appears to Leave Door Open for Russia to Move Into Ukraine. towardfreedom.org Ukraine would be devastated by a NATO-Russia war, which Moscow has been preparing for as diplomatic talks go nowhere. Meanwhile, U.S. President Joe Biden's latest remarks indicate the United States may be inviting Russia to make a move into Ukraine, writes Nikola Mikovic.

Rick Rozoff (2022-01-20). NATO's northeast spearhead states speak of imminent war. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com Estonian Defense Forces commander: There will likely be war in Ukraine soon Threat of Russia's Invasion of Ukraine is "Serious" Says Polish Deputy FM *** Canada, echoing U.S., says it fears armed conflict could erupt in Ukraine…

Staff (2022-01-20). As U.S.-Russia Tensions Escalate over Ukraine, U.S. May Stumble into War, Warns Katrina vanden Heuvel. democracynow.org President Biden said Wednesday that Russian President Vladimir Putin will pay a "serious and dear price" if he orders his reported 100,000 troops stationed along the Russian-Ukraine border to invade Ukraine, a scenario Biden says is increasingly likely. This comes as U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken met with Ukraine's president on Wednesday, similarly warning Russia could attack Ukraine on "very short notice." We speak with The Nation's Katrina vanden Heuvel, who says the hawkish U.S. approach to the Russia-Ukraine conflict is a waste of national resources, and says the U.S. should pursue diplomacy instead…

Staff (2022-01-20). Headlines for January 20, 2022. democracynow.org Voting Rights Bill Dies in Senate as Democrats Manchin & Sinema Allow GOP Filibuster, Biden Predicts Russia Will Invade Ukraine, Says Putin "Will Regret Having Done It", Supreme Court Rejects Trump's Bid to Shield Records from January 6 Committee, Global Coronavirus Cases Hit Record High, Czech Singer Hana Horkad Dies After Deliberately Infecting Herself with Coronavirus, West Virginia's Republican Governor Urges Vaccinations After Bout of COVID-19, Florida Health Dept. Puts Top Official on Leave for Promoting COVID Vaccine to Staff , Aid Flights Land in Volcano-Stricken Tonga Amid Water Shortages, Threat of COVI…

TASS (2022-01-20). US claims about 'invasion of Ukraine' create tensions – Belarusian Foreign Ministry. tass.com According to the Foreign Minister the US needs it in order to justify a number of its illegal actions and to get revenge for all blatant failures of late…

TASS (2022-01-20). US to view any Russian military move towards Ukraine as 'renewed invasion'. tass.com At the same time, Psaki mentioned that Russia had "an extensive playbook of aggression short of military action…

Rick Rozoff (2022-01-20). Borrell rallies EU, U.S., NATO, OSCE for showdown with Russia. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com EU, NATO, US and OSCE high-ranking officials address Ukraine and European security EU High Representative for Foreign and Security Policy Josep Borrell had phone talks with NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg, US Secretary of State Antony Blinken and Polish Foreign Minister Zbigniew Rau, who chairs the OSCE, having discussed the situation in Ukraine and Moscow's …

_____ (2022-01-20). Making a Case Against the US Going to War Over Ukraine. commondreams.org "A bipartisan group of senators just stated with a clear voice that Big Tech is too powerful."

TASS (2022-01-20). EU's Borrell invites Blinken to join Foreign Affairs Council discussions on Russia/Ukraine. tass.com This year's first meeting of the Foreign Affairs Council, which will bring together the foreign ministers of the EU's 27 member states, will be held in Brussels on January 24…

TASS (2022-01-20). EU, NATO, US and OSCE high-ranking officials address Ukraine and European security. tass.com The phone talks were held following the consultations with partners and ahead of the next negotiations between the US and Russia…

TASS (2022-01-20). Biden says invasion of Ukraine going to be disaster for Russia. tass.com Russian banks will not be able to carry out transactions with dollars if the country invades Ukraine, Biden said…

Jennifer Stisa Granick (2022-01-20). In Montana, Your Right to Cell Phone Privacy is Up for Debate. aclu.org In Montana and throughout the United States, privacy is a fundamental right. But in recent years, the right to privacy has come under threat — not because of any changes in law, but thanks to the technology in our pockets. Advancements in technology that were simply unimaginable when the U.S. and Montana Constitutions were adopted mean that the breadth of personal data housed on personal digital devices has become subject to constitutional protections developed for a world with far less revealing information about us available to the government. While the foundations of those rules are time-tested and wi…

_____ (2022-01-20). The Disintegrating Faàßade of US Democracy. popularresistance.org The US media is the most sophisticated propaganda apparatus that history has ever known, with the incredible ability to make a broad base of unexamined premises and consents widely accepted. Democracy is reduced to the process of electing representatives despite wide knowledge of the fact that the rich control the outcomes and those outcomes are invariably antithetical to the interest of working-class people, especially working class Brown and Black people.

splcenter (2022-01-20). Senate Fails Voters: With key legislation blocked, SPLC vows to continue defending democracy. splcenter.org

Johanna Kichton (2022-01-20). People's Action: Our Democracy is in Freefall. peoplesaction.org Contact: Johanna Kichton, press@peoplesaction.org, 202.660.0605 WASHINGTON, D.C.—People's Action released the following statement by Campaigns Director Sondra Youdelman after voting rights legislation and the filibuster rule change both failed in the Senate: "The senators who blocked this legislation have abandoned the millions of people who live in states where extremists are attacking voting rights and fair …

David Sirota (2022-01-20). Democracy Alone Will Not Save Democrats. dailyposter.com

_____ (2022-01-20). Israel Accused of 'War Crime' of 'Ethnic Cleansing' in Sheikh Jarrah. commondreams.org The struggle for democracy in our republic is far from over, and the next battlefield will be the election this November.

Staff (2022-01-20). Setback for Democracy: Manchin & Sinema Join Senate Republicans to Block Voting Rights Legislation. democracynow.org As President Biden marked one year in office this week, conservative Democratic Senators Joe Manchin and Kyrsten Sinema joined with Republican senators to block a proposed change to filibuster rules that would have allowed two voting rights bills to move forward, foreclosing the chance to stop hundreds of anti-voting laws passed after the 2020 election. Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders blasted his colleagues for opposing the rules change, and Georgia's Raphael Warnock likened the fight for voting rights to the civil rights movement. We air excerpts from their speeches.

Ann Brown (2022-01-20). Some Believe Focus On Voting Rights Is Tricknology And A Distraction Ploy Against Black America. moguldom.com Black voters are finding themselves blindsided once again. Hopes of the voting rights bill being pushed through have been dashed along with hopes that the Biden administration will help push through the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act of 2021 police reform bill and the longstanding reparations study bill HR 40. Biden and the Democrats …

Deliver for Voting Rights (2022-01-20). Monday 1/17: MLK Day Deliver for Voting Rights Rally in Washington D. C. (livestream). indybay.org Online via livestream…

_____ (2022-01-20). Amid 'Slow-Motion Coup,' Manchin and Sinema Help GOP Sink Voting Rights. commondreams.org "Biden can't be the climate leader he claims to be when he is actively conducting major lease sales and lobbying oil states to produce more fossil fuels," said the youth-led Sunrise Movement.

Mark Gruenberg, John Wojcik (2022-01-20). Senate Republicans, after stormy debate, sink voting rights bill. peoplesworld.org WASHINGTON—Catering to their white nationalist Donald Trump constituents and the corporate contributors who fund GOP campaigns, the Senate's 50 Republicans sent the two big voting rights bills down the drain again. What Republicans failed to do in the Senate yesterday, however, was stop a coast-to-coast coalition of groups ranging from the Poor Peoples Campaign and …

L'Ordre (2022-01-20). The State's Celebration of Lies and Punishment of Truth. dissidentvoice.org Julian Assange once said that if wars can be started by lies, they can be stopped by truth. Assange suffered immeasurably, with Britain and America taking him away for revealing facts about US war crimes in Iraq, while notorious Iraq War liar Tony Blair was knighted. "Sir" Tony Blair may now be paraded around as …

_____ (2022-01-20). Peace In Our Time, Or War? journal-neo.org "When whole communities go to war-whole peoples, and especially civilised peoples-the reason always lies in some political situation, and the occasion is always due to some political object. War, therefore is an act of policy…The political object is the goal, war is the means of reaching it, and means can never be considered in isolation …

_____ (2022-01-20). US and EU manipulate Libya's Leadership through Stephanie Williams. journal-neo.org On December 24, 2021, Libya was supposed to hold a popular vote for the country's first president, but it never did. If "outside players" had not interfered in the general elections, these would have been held long ago, Libyans and many observers believe. However, the US, which has a direct interest in establishing its stable …

_____ (2022-01-20). After A Year Of Biden, Why Do We Still Have Trump's Foreign Policy? popularresistance.org President Biden and the Democrats were highly critical of President Trump's foreign policy, so it was reasonable to expect that Biden would quickly remedy its worst impacts. As a senior member of the Obama administration, Biden surely needed no schooling on Obama's diplomatic agreements with Cuba and Iran, both of which began to resolve long-standing foreign policy problems and provided models for the renewed emphasis on diplomacy that Biden was promising. | Tragically for America and the world, Biden has failed to restore Obama's progressive initiatives, and has instead doubled down on many of Trump's most dange…

_____ (2022-01-20). After Recurrent Delays, Trial Of Software Developer And Activist Ola Bini Set To Begin. popularresistance.org The trial against Ola Bini, Swedish software developer and digital rights activist, is scheduled to begin on Wednesday, January 19, and continue for three days. The long-awaited trial comes after multiple delays, recusal of judges, documented harassment and surveillance of Bini, and constant shifting of charges from the prosecution leading to serious allegations of political interference in the case.

_____ (2022-01-20). Bank Blocks Donations Supporting Cuban Effort To Vaccinate World. popularresistance.org Progressive International recently asked for contributions so they can send a delegation to Havana next week to promote Cuba's effort to vaccinate the world against Covid-19. | But in an apparent genuflection to the illegal U.S. embargo against the island, Dutch multinational bank ING has blocked all donations supporting the trip, the group said Tuesday.

_____ (2022-01-20). Blaming The Victims—Not The System—For Bronx Fire Deaths. popularresistance.org As local and national corporate media covered the devastating fire in the Bronx that killed 17 people on January 9, two culprits were somehow never on the list of what and who was responsible: the landlord and the city's Housing, Preservation and Development (HPD) department, which is responsible for making sure landlords comply with housing codes. Always under suspicion were the tenants themselves, who were implicitly blamed throughout the coverage.

_____ (2022-01-20). Legal Petition Calls On Biden to Phase Out Federal Oil, Gas by 2035. popularresistance.org More than 360 climate, tribal, religious and conservation groups petitioned the Biden administration today to use its executive authority to phase out oil and gas production on public lands and oceans. | The petition provides a framework to manage a decline of oil and gas production to near zero by 2035 through rulemaking, using long-dormant provisions of the Mineral Leasing Act, Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act and the National Emergencies Act. Without such action, it will become increasingly difficult for the United States to meet its pledge to help avoid 1.5 degrees Celsius of warming and its unprecedented so…

_____ (2022-01-20). Priti Patel Defeated In The Lords But The Battle To Kill The Bill Continues. popularresistance.org On Monday night the House of Lords inflicted a series of bruising defeats on the government's Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill, irreversibly sinking some of its worst aspects. In defiance of the anti-protest nature of the bill, demonstrators outside made so much noise it resonated inside the chamber while the Lords voted against the government on 14 separate counts. | But this is not the end of the road. Kill the Bill protesters celebrating this victory must keep piling on the pressure – this attack on civil liberties and our fundamental democratic rights needs to be defeated in its entirety.

_____ (2022-01-20). Telling Lies On An International Scale. popularresistance.org The mainstream media have been replete with stories of a new Tory "red meat" initiative of right-wing policies. "Government sources" briefed the media that Foreign Secretary Liz Truss and Home Secretary Priti Patel were in talks with their counterparts in Ghana and Rwanda about setting up internment camps to receive asylum seekers deported from the U.K. Apart from the fact it would be entirely illegal to deport Syrians or Afghans to Africa, I knew it to be simply impossible the story was true.

_____ (2022-01-20). Thousands Sign Petition Supporting Assange Release. popularresistance.org Washington, DC – Led by the United National Antiwar Coalition (UNAC), more than 26 antiwar groups and 2,500 individual peace and justice advocates have cosponsored a statement calling for the immediate release of publisher Julian Assange and commending him for his contributions toward global peace. | Assange is currently fighting extradition to the United States after the Trump administration indicted him on unprecedented Espionage Act charges. His indictment marked the first time in U.S. history that a journalist has been charged for publishing truthful information. | Since being removed from Ecuador's London em…

Ann Brown (2022-01-20). Florida Considers Bill That Will Outlaw Making Whites Feel Uncomfortable In Schools Teaching About Racial Discrimination. moguldom.com Florida's Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis is worried that white students will feel uncomfortable if they are taught about America's racist history. He's pushing legislation that will ban public schools and private businesses from making white people feel "discomfort" when they teach students or train employees about discrimination in the nation's past. The bill received its …

Anonymous Contributor (2022-01-20). Announcing the 2022 San Antonio Anarchist Bookfair. itsgoingdown.org | | Announcing the 2022 San Antonio Anarchist Bookfair. | We're excited to announce the 2022 San Antonio Anarchist Bookfair! | Free, all ages, April 9th 1-7pm at 1003 Creekview Drive. | Please wear a mask. | If you're interested in tabling or giving a talk or hosting a workshop send an email to |

Anonymous Contributor (2022-01-20). Vaughn Defendant Jarreau "Ruk"Ayers Fights to Overcome Illegal Conviction While Enduring Retaliation from the State. itsgoingdown.org An update on Jarreau "Ruk" Ayers, a defendant in the Vaughn 17 about his illegal conviction and the State's subsequent retaliation through denial of medical care. To read more about the background of the Vaughn 17 case, go here. One of two defendants illegally convicted in the Vaughn Prison uprising on Feb 1, 2017, Jarreau…

Asa Winstanley (2022-01-20). Second court victory for Palestine Action. electronicintifada.net Charges dropped in drone landlord case.

Dalal Yassine (2022-01-20). Perfect Lebanese storm leaves refugees struggling to meet needs. electronicintifada.net Pandemic and financial collapse combined with UNRWA shortfalls have left marginalized Palestinians desperate.

splcenter (2022-01-20). Nick Fuentes Faces Scrutiny Following Jan. 6 Subpoena. splcenter.org The House committee investigating the storming of the U.S. Capitol building on Jan. 6, 2021, subpoenaed white nationalist activist Nick Fuentes on ≠ ≠Wednesday night, sharpening the public attention on his "America First" group's involvement in the run-up to the event.

Mando Kelly (2022-01-20). Kroger: Fighting hunger or fighting the hungry? peoplesworld.org The Kroger Company, the nearly $84 billion grocery corporation based in Cincinnati, has set its sights on the lofty goal of eradicating hunger. In 2018, it launched its Zero Hunger Zero Waste Foundation, a vehicle through which, as the name implies, it apparently aims to "end hunger and waste." On the foundation's website, it highlights …

Daniel Figueroa (2022-01-20). Kaiser Permanente health clinicians hold one-day strike for racial justice. peoplesworld.org OAKLAND, Calif.—On Monday, Martin Luther King Jr. Day, nearly 100 mental health clinicians held a one-day strike at Kaiser Permanente's Oakland Medical Center to protest the company's rescinding its promise to make MLK Day a paid holiday, and to call for culturally sensitive health care for communities of color. Kaiser claimed its action was due …

Andrew Wright (2022-01-20). COVID testing scam hits Michigan, contributing to pandemic fatigue. peoplesworld.org DETROIT—The Better Business Bureau has begun investigating the Center for Covid Control, an Illinois-based organization claiming it partners with the CDC to offer free COVID testing. According to its website, the company also offers workplace testing, has job opportunities for those interested, and advertises social media links on its "Contact Us" page. At first glance, …

_____ (2022-01-20). China-Iran Strategic Cooperation Changes the Balance of Power. journal-neo.org There has been a marked shift in the balance of power in the world as the US has recently intensified its attempts to regain world domination, including through sanctions against countries trying to demonstrate their independence from Washington. And in this respect, Beijing's attempt to create a multipolar world based on an alliance with countries …

Andreína Chávez Alava (2022-01-20). Venezuela: Gasoline and Crude Production on the Rise While Inflation Slows Down. venezuelanalysis.com PDVSA will face challenges to continue ramping up production as US sanctions block the state company from international markets.

Staff (2022-01-20). Another victory for Palestine Action, another defeat for Israeli arms dealer Elbit! #ShutElbitDown. samidoun.net Samidoun Palestinian Prisoner Solidarity Network congratulates Palestine Action for another court victory over Israeli arms manufacturer Elbit, only days after the company announced it had sold off its Oldham factory and facilities and one month after three more Palestine Action activists were found not guilty for defacing Elbit properties. The case against three activists was …

Staff (2022-01-20). 20 January, London: Picket for Palestine — Free Palestinian Prisoners! samidoun.net Thursday, 20 January 6: 30 pm M&S 458 Oxford Street, London Info: www.instagram.com/p/CY6rnsZoSaa/ In response to the @samidounnetwork call for a week of action to free Ahmad Sa'adat and all Palestinian prisoners we will be picketing outside Marks & Spencers on Oxford Street. Settler colonial state Israel continues to brutally occupy Palestine and incarcerate all those …

Staff (2022-01-20). 22 January, London: Free Palestine Rolling Picket — Free Palestinian Prisoners. samidoun.net Saturday, 22 January 1: 00 pm Ealing Broadway, W5 Meet Outside HSBC Organized by West London FRFI Info: www.instagram.com/p/CYydBvLou1B/ Free Palestinian Prisoners Rolling picket in Ealing, 22 January, 1pm Meet outside HSBC, Ealing Broadway Join West London RCG to protest against the businesses, banks and institutions in Britain that support Israel's oppression of the Palestinian people. …

Peoples Dispatch (2022-01-20). Protester dies after being injured in crackdown on anti-government demonstrations in Tunisia. peoplesdispatch.org 57-year-old Ridha Bouziane died in hospital five days after he was injured during protests against the government of president Kais Saied in Tunis on January 14…

Peoples Dispatch (2022-01-20). How can we solve inequality? peoplesdispatch.org Oxfam's latest report on global inequality has highlighted some alarming statistics on how wealth distribution has worsened during the pandemic. While the wealth of the world's 10 richest men doubled since the pandemic began, the incomes of 99% of humanity became worse off because of COVID-19. What are the solutions to this crisis?

Zoe Alexandra (2022-01-20). Morocco's Democratic Way faces intensified crackdown. peoplesdispatch.org The left-wing Democratic Way of Morocco has been prevented from holding a crucial Congress. This is only the latest chapter in a long campaign of repression and intimidation waged against the movement by the state…

Peoples Dispatch (2022-01-20). Outsourced hospital guards campaign for pay equality at London hospital. peoplesdispatch.org Outsourced security guards at the Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) in London have been demanding rights, pay and other benefits on par with the in-house National Health Service (NHS) workers…

Emmanuel Alvarez (2022-01-20). Sovereignty or dependence: Six reasons to not pay the IMF. peoplesdispatch.org When the payment of debt seems to be the only way forward, voices within the ruling party argue why, at the very least, debt should be suspended and denounced in international organizations…

Staff (2022-01-20). ECLAC Forecasts 3% Economic Growth in Venezuelan for 2022. orinocotribune.com The United Nations Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) forecasts that the Venezuelan Gross Domestic Product (GDP) will grow 3% by the end of 2022. Cuba, Nicaragua, and Bolivia were also forecast to grow above the regional average, with 3.5%, 3%, and 3.2%, respectively. Another revelation was that Guyana, bordering Venezuela, is expected to have the highest GDP growth, estimated at an astronomical 46%. |

José Manuel Blanco Diaz (2022-01-20). Anti-Chavista Economist Demonstrates Link Between Illegal Sanctions & Drop in Oil Production. orinocotribune.com A recent study by anti-Chavista economist Francisco Rodríguez confirmed the negative effects that illegal sanctions imposed by the United States government had on the drop in Venezuelan oil production from 2017 to 2020. | Rodríguez mentioned via Twitter that he was interviewed by renowned US journalist Anya Parampil, during which he summarized the conclusions of his report, "Sanctions, Economic Actions and the Venezuelan Crisis." | The director of the Petróleo por Venezuela Foundation stated that the document addresses the financial impact of unilateral coercive measures. It also outlines recommendations to prote…

José Manuel Blanco Diaz (2022-01-20). Venezuelan Parliament Approves Supreme Court Reform. orinocotribune.com On Tuesday, January 18, parliamentarian Diosdado Cabello called the unanimous approval of the Reform of the Organic Law of the Supreme Court of Justice (TSJ) a great step forward towards the necessary Judicial Revolution in Venezuela, "after extensive consultation and consensus with all sectors." | This was stated by the United Socialist Party of Venezuela (PSUV) parliamentarian after the ordinary session of the National Assembly, in which the review of the proposal raised by the president of the TSJ himself, Magistrate Maikel Moreno, was addressed. | Cabello noted that "the Reform of the TSJ Law allows us to org…

Staff (2022-01-20). Venezuela Demands Biden Return Diplomatic Headquarters and Property Seized in US. orinocotribune.com The Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela demanded this Wednesday, January 19, that the United States government return the Venezuelan assets and diplomatic headquarters in US territory. | At a press conference addressing national and international media, Foreign Minister Félix Plasencia said, "I call on President Joe Biden, and my colleague Anthony Blinken, to respect the rule of law and instruct the corresponding authorities to return the headquarters of our embassy and residence in the capital city of Washington, as well as the headquarters of the Consulate General in New York City, which have been assaulted and ro…

Editor (2022-01-20). Latin America will continue to distance itself from the United States. mronline.org At a time when Washington and its Western allies are attempting to maintain a resolutely unilateralist approach, the Latin American countries that the United States has too long regarded as its backyard continue to deepen their strategic ties with the main pro-multipolar forces.

Editor (2022-01-20). Solidarity wins in Columbia strike victory. mronline.org Columbia's student workers delivered an invaluable lesson—one day longer, one day stronger—that you don't have to have to go to graduate school to understand.

Editor (2022-01-20). State archive glitch reaffirms Israel's genocidal intent. mronline.org Recently unearthed statements from Israel's founders endorsing ethnic cleansing and violence during the Nakba will only be shocking if you are not familiar with the long history of Zionist leaders and thinkers showing genocidal intent towards Palestinians.

Kevin Mwanza (2022-01-20). Hackers Use Ethereum 'Mixer' Tool To Mask Laundering $15M Stolen From Crypto.com. moguldom.com Hackers used Tornado Cash, an Ethereum mixer, to launder 4,600 ETH coins worth $15 million stolen from a Singapore-based cryptocurrency exchange, according to a security consultant who made the discovery. A cryptocurrency mixer or tumbler is a service that mixes different streams of potentially identifiable cryptocurrency, making the transactions more anonymous and harder to trace. …

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2022-01-20). "Behind the Extractivist Criticism of Progressive Governments Lies the Shadow of Conservative Restoration" libya360.wordpress.com Alvaro García Linera In the face of the naive leftism that thinks that a society can escape world domination by itself, Lenin and Marx remind us that capitalism is planetary, and that the only way to overcome it is also planetary. Therefore the struggles and efforts for the socialization of production in a single country…

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2022-01-20). ASPI — The Gov't-Funded Conspiracist Think Tank Now Controlling Your Social Media Feed. libya360.wordpress.com Alan Macleod That ASPI is now partially in charge of Twitter's moderation, influencing what hundreds of millions of people see daily, is a grave threat to the free flow of information, as well as to the chances for a peaceful 21st century. CANBERRA, AUSTRALIA —Social media giant Twitter raised many eyebrows recently when it announced…

It's Going Down (2022-01-20). Resistance to 'Cop City' in Atlanta Heats Up as Construction is Halted, Trees Occupied. itsgoingdown.org On Tuesday, January 18th, tree-cutting was reported on social media in the Atlanta Forest, an area of highly contested green-space where both a movie studio and the local police are attempting to clear-cut trees to build expanded studio lots and a state of the art police training facility, which will include a "mock city for…

Support Eric King (2022-01-20). Eric King's Mail Ban Has Been Lifted. itsgoingdown.org Update on anarchist prisoner Eric King. For more information on Eric, go here. Eric King's mail ban is over (for now) so please write him if you can. He would love to hear from people. It has been quite some time since he was able to receive letters from people outside his immediate family. (We…

rebekah (2022-01-20). Why Student Body Presidents Are Calling on Biden to Eliminate Student Loan Debt. inequality.org

Khuloud Rabah Sulaiman (2022-01-20). Giving birth as Gaza grieves. electronicintifada.net Woman whose son was killed in May attack had another baby soon afterwards.

Staff (2022-01-20). A People's History of the Peaceful Transfer of Power. davidswanson.org Supposedly the election of Joe Biden to the White House was the first U.S. election marred in any serious way — marred by Republicans, members of the military, and clownish rioters at the Capitol. While I wish Democrats also cared about keeping any of the promises they were elected on, I don't think they take …

Matt Sedlar (2022-01-20). The "Great Resignation" is Hype. Workers Need More Benefits, Not Less. cepr.net The political fortunes of the Democratic Party look dim, but the current economy is not too damn bad. How to explain this seemingly contradictory economic news?

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2022-01-20). Barbados: Mia Mottley Wins Second Term. libya360.wordpress.com Barbadians gave Mia Mottley and the BLP a decisive victory in Wednesday's General Election. The BLP is projected to win all 30 seats. Leader of the opposition DLP has conceded defeat. pic.twitter.com/pttaBvmVke — Kawsachun News (@KawsachunNews) January 20, 2022 üáßüáß Prime Minister Mia Mottley addresses Barbados, declaring victory with a total sweep of all 30…

Mark Gruenberg (2022-01-20). As inequality killed millions, top billionaires doubled wealth during pandemic. peoplesworld.org LONDON—The world's richest billionaires, including Jeff Bezos and Elon Musk, have doubled their wealth during the coronavirus pandemic, even as income inequality, climate change, and the coronavirus combine to kill one person worldwide every four seconds, a new analysis says. "The wealth of the world's 10 richest men has doubled since the pandemic began," London-based …

Staff (2022-01-20). 23 January, Stockholm: Film Screening: Fedayin, Georges Abdallah's Fight. samidoun.net Sunday, 23 January 3: 30 pm Kafé 44, Tjà§rhovsgatan 46, 116 28 Stockholm, Sweden Facebook: www.facebook.com/events/182672827385341/ Samidoun Stockholm invites you to a screening of the film "Fedayin, le combat de Georges Abdallah" ("Fedayin, Georges Abdallah's Fight"), which is about Abdallah and his life in struggle. The film is shown with English subtitles. Georges Abdallah, the Lebanese …

Revolution Books (2022-01-20). Tuesday 1/25: The Art of Winfred Rembert: Chasing Me to My Grave: An Artist's Memoir of the Jim Crow. indybay.org Revolution Books, 2444 Durant Ave. Berkeley CA 94704…

teleSUR -HIM (2022-01-20). OPS alerta sobre más de 7 millones de casos de Covid-19 en siete días. telesurtv.net Un total de 7.2 millones de casos positivos se registraron en la última semana en las Américas, 250% más que en igual lapso de 2021.

teleSUR-mcs, JL (2022-01-20). Japón registra más de 41.000 contagios por Covid-19 en 24 horas. telesurtv.net Las autoridades sanitarias indican que la nueva cepa Ómicron ha provocado un repunte de casos positivos a la enfermedad en el país.

sputniknews (2022-01-20). Smuggler Arrested With Seven Endangered Egyptian Vulture Species in India's Madhya Pradesh. sputniknews.com Egyptian vultures, also known as white scavenger vultures or pharaoh's chickens, are the smallest of all vultures. They are a globally endangered species on the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) Red List and often migrate from central Asia to India during the winter.

WSWS (2022-01-20). "They are focused on keeping students in school no matter how dangerous it is": Students in Chicago speak on struggle for remote learning to save lives. wsws.org COVID-19 deaths in Chicago are reaching their highest point so far in the Omicron surge, provoking increasing outrage among students, teachers and parents.

_____ (2022-01-20). The Biden Administration Heats Up the South China Sea. journal-neo.org As part of its strategy to develop a global coalition against China in and around the Indo-Pacific, the US has been, for past many years, paying very close attention to what can be called 'territorial flashpoints' surrounding China — Taiwan, Hong Kong, Tibet and Xinjiang — to demonise and delegitimise China as a global power. …

_____ (2022-01-20). Humanity at "Doom's Doorstep" Says Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists. commondreams.org When Israel seized the Palestinian territories in 1967 by aggressive military conquest, the Israel authorities began taking the stand that Palestinians have no right to their land and it can be stolen from them at will.

sputniknews (2022-01-20). Biden Has 'No Idea' Why Americans Would Question His Mental Fitness, Says He Didn't 'Overpromise'. sputniknews.com On Wednesday, Biden held what was only his second in-depth press conference in the year since he was inaugurated as president. Biden spoke about a wide range of issues, such as the pandemic, his legislative agenda, economics, unemployment and international relations.

ecns.cn (2022-01-20). Beijing 2022 mascots made by porcelain factory in Fujian. ecns.cn Two kids show their newly-bought porcelain figures of Beijing 2022 mascots at a porcelain factory in Dehua County of Quanzhou, southeast China's Fujian Province, Jan. 19, 2022.

teleSUR, DRL, JDO (2022-01-20). Estampida en ceremonia católica deja 30 muertos en Liberia. telesurtv.net La estampida comenzó cuando hombres armados ingresaron a un evento en un estadio de fútbol de la capital, Monrovia.

Party for Socialism & Liberation (2022-01-20). Friday 1/21: Virtual Forum: The Crisis in SF Public Education. indybay.org Virtual event. Register here…

sputniknews (2022-01-20). Finland to Build Its Largest and Most Powerful Icebreaker for Russian Mining Giant. sputniknews.com Powered by liquefied natural gas (LNG) as well as low-sulfur diesel, the vessel will break up to two-metre-thick ice in the Kara Sea in order to clear waterways around the Dudinka seaport in Northern Siberia, which is used for exports.

WSWS (2022-01-20). CHEP UK workers continue indefinite strike action. wsws.org The union is offering to sell its members short to a company which Unite official Ian McCluskey acknowledges, "increased its pre-tax profits by 173 per cent per worker" over the last two years.

ecns.cn (2022-01-20). DPRK to resume hard-line policy towards Washington after new U.S. sanctions. ecns.cn The Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) decided to make more thorough preparation for a long-term confrontation with the United States, who has announced fresh sanctions against it.

Sherryll Cashin (2022-01-20). Where MLK's Vision Is Starting to Be Realized. zcomm.org Martin Luther King Jr.'s vision of a racially integrated America might still be far off. But some cities are finally atoning for past racial sins and enacting policies to dismantle segregation…

ecns.cn (2022-01-20). China's economic powerhouse Guangdong reports robust GDP growth in 2021. ecns.cn South China's Guangdong Province recorded 8-percent GDP growth in 2021 to 12.4 trillion yuan (about 1.95 trillion U.S. dollars), its acting governor Wang Weizhong said Thursday.

imperial.ac.uk (2022-01-20). Disease predictions can be improved by factoring in mosquito predators. imperial.ac.uk The way mosquitoes react to predators should be included in disease models, say researchers behind a new study.

_____ (2022-01-20). 12 Years After Citizens United, the Supreme Court's Right-Wing Revolution Continues. commondreams.org New government statistics show union membership declined by 241,000 workers last year.

_____ (2022-01-20). Veterans For Peace Releases Nuclear Posture Review. popularresistance.org The U.S.-based international organization Veterans For Peace has released its own assessment of the current global threat of nuclear war, ahead of the anticipated release of the Biden Administration's Nuclear Posture Review. The Veterans For Peace Nuclear Posture Review warns that the danger of nuclear war is greater than ever and that nuclear disarmament must be vigorously pursued. Veterans For Peace plans to deliver their Nuclear Posture Review to the President and Vice President, to every member of Congress, and to the Pentagon. | With the first anniversary of the UN Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapon…

ecns.cn (2022-01-20). China will continue relief efforts to tsunami-hit Tonga. ecns.cn China will continue to provide Tonga with cash and other disaster-relief materials to the affected areas, Zhao Lijian, a spokesperson of the Foreign Ministry said on Thursday.

Khubaka, Michael Harris (2022-01-20). 2022 California State Capitol Juneteenth Celebration. indybay.org From the back side of Mt. Shastina to the foothills above San Diego in Camp Lockett, our Juneteenth Celebrations honor #Womanity in our ongoing journey towards a greater measure of freedom.

ecns.cn (2022-01-20). Guangdong ranks first in China in number of 5G facilities. ecns.cn South China's Guangdong Province has built a total of 170,000 5G base stations, ranking first in China, according to the numbers disclosed at the ongoing fifth session of the 13th Guangdong Provincial People's Congress on Thursday.

ecns.cn (2022-01-20). Public more aware of wetlands protection. ecns.cn China has 64 wetlands of international importance that cover 7.32 million hectares, harbor 2,258 plant species and 260 bird species, the National Forestry and Grassland Administration said in a white paper released on Wednesday.

ecns.cn (2022-01-20). Documentary reveals horrible U.S. human rights abuses. ecns.cn Danish Radio's documentary The Search for Myself accuses the U.S. intelligence agency, the CIA, of supporting experiments on 311 Danish children in the early 1960s. Many of them were adopted or orphans and were unknowingly used in the secret experiments.

Haymarket Books (2022-01-20). Tuesday 1/18: Understanding E-Carceration: Punitive Survelliance & Carceral Technologies. indybay.org Online event…

WSWS (2022-01-20). Maryland students and teachers oppose school reopenings as state officials seek to force in-person classes at all costs. wsws.org As an unprecedented surge of COVID-19 cases in the state of Maryland has brought the state's health care infrastructure to near-collapse, opposition has formed to government officials' indifference to public safety.

ecns.cn (2022-01-20). U.S. destroyer entering Chinese waters warned off. ecns.cn The Chinese military sent air and naval forces to monitor and warn off a United States Navy warship that entered Chinese territorial waters in the South China Sea on Thursday, according to a Peoples Liberation Army spokesman.

WSWS (2022-01-20). Solomon Islands' government imposes snap lockdown after COVID outbreak. wsws.org There are widespread fears of as yet undetected transmission within the capital's slums.

Direct Action Everywhere (2022-01-20). Saturday 1/22: Meetup: What to do if You Find an Injured or Lost Animal. indybay.org Where: ONLINE on Zoom! Link: dxe.io/meetupzoom…

Pierina Ferretti (2022-01-20). Gabriel Boric Won in Chile Thanks to Popular Mobilization. zcomm.org The left-wing candidate's victory would have been impossible without newer constituencies…

ecns.cn (2022-01-20). Foreign airlines suspending flights to US over 5G dispute. ecns.cn Major airlines across the world rushed Wednesday to cancel flights heading to the US or change the planes they are using because of safety concerns over the new 5G deployment.

Peoples Dispatch (2022-01-20). European countries ask Israel to stop demolitions and settlement construction in occupied East Jerusalem. peoplesdispatch.org A joint statement issued by the foreign ministries of France, Germany, Italy, Spain and some other European countries has called Israeli construction a hurdle in achieving a "two-state solution". It also raised concerns over the demolition of Palestinian houses in Sheikh Jarrah…

Lyynda Carson (2022-01-20). Internal peek into Oath Keepers after Jan. 6 attack on Capitol Building. indybay.org Mugshot of Elmer Stewart Rhodes founder of the Oath Keepers:…

Kerry Smith (2022-01-20). Labor, Greens win majority on Parramatta City Council. greenleft.org.au The Labor-Greens majority in the City of Parramatta is going to face some big challenges, writes Kerry Smith.

WSWS (2022-01-20). Three Pennsylvania police officers charged in killing of 8-year-old girl. wsws.org Fanta Bility was shot and killed by the officers last summer as she and her family exited a high school football game. Her older sister and two others were also shot and wounded by the police, but not killed.

Congresswoman Barbara Lee (2022-01-20). Tuesday 1/18: Racial Healing for Justice: Reparations and Transformation hosted by Rep. Barbara Lee. indybay.org Online event…

Sue Bolton (2022-01-20). Hypocrisy, 'God powers' and Djokovic. greenleft.org.au Regardless of the entitled Serbian tennis player's behaviour, Sue Bolton argues that the Immigration Minister's decision to kick him of the country should be cause for concern.

TASS (2022-01-20). Over 300 mln COVID-19 cases confirmed all over world, WHO says. tass.com The COVID-19 incidence rose by 3,156,986 in the last 24 hours…

_____ (2022-01-20). Senate Panel Approves Antitrust Bill to Rein in Big Tech. commondreams.org

Kim Willsher (2022-01-20). France's divided leftwing candidates called on to back 'people's primary'. zcomm.org Activists are gaining support for move to hold popular vote to decide who stands in presidential election…

sputniknews (2022-01-20). Every Country in Scandinavia Breaks Daily Infection Records Amid Omicron Surge. sputniknews.com The Omicron strain has a greater dispersibility compared with the previously dominant strains, yet is associated with fewer health risks. Major Omicron waves have been expected by medical authorities in all the Nordic countries this winter. Norway even warned that it is "impossible to be stopped".

WSWS (2022-01-20). Australian hospital meltdown: Doctor declares "staff are literally falling apart" wsws.org Such is the crisis that urgent cancer and heart surgery is being deferred in Victoria, Australia's second most populous state.

Pedro Jorge Velázquez (2022-01-20). La Cuba próxima no será colonizada. globalizacion.ca Hay fracasos a los que se le coge el gusto, digo yo; øo cómo puede ser posible que los derrotados se regeneren en formas nuevas de fracaso? øSerá como esa sensación de que algún día resultará, después de tanto intentarlo?…

ecns.cn (2022-01-20). New Zealand's C-130 Hercules flight departs for Tonga with aid supplies, vessels near main island. ecns.cn A Royal New Zealand Air Force C-130 Hercules has departed Base Auckland Whenuapai for Tonga on Thursday carrying aid supplies, as the New Zealand aid efforts ramp up.

Roger D. Harris (2022-01-20). Seven Myths about the January 6th Capitol Building Incident. orinocotribune.com By Roger D. Harris — Jan 18, 2022 | After over a year of incessant publicity, the Capitol building incident of January 6, 2021, has taken on mythic proportions. While all myths are prone to hyperbole, not all are entirely false as the following accounting relates. | ‚Ä¢ January 6 was an attempted coup | According to

Staff (2022-01-20). Migración ilegal y otros temas migratorios, hoy en la Mesa Redonda. mesaredonda.cubadebate.cu El Jefe de la Dirección de Identificación, Inmigración y Extranjería del MININT, el Director de la Dirección de Asuntos Consulares y Cubanos Residentes en el Exterior y la Subdirectora de la Dirección General de EE.UU. del MINREX comparecerán este jueves en la Mesa Redonda para analizar la situación migratoria actual en el país, y especialmente el fenómeno y los peligros de la emigración ilegal.

Jack Thomas (2022-01-20). Analysing the growth of eHealth and digital solutions during the pandemic. healtheuropa.eu Micha van Lin, the managing director of Task Force Health Care (TFHC), explores the uptake of eHealth and digital solutions during the pandemic and how the TFHC supports the international scope for sustainable healthcare solutions. The implementation of eHealth and digital solutions within healthcare grew dramatically during the pandemic, many of which are here to …

_____ (2022-01-20). School Privatization Groups Are Exploiting COVID Closure Debates For Their Own Ends. popularresistance.org Schools around the country have once again been forced to make tough decisions about returning to remote learning due to the explosion of new COVID-19 infections resulting from the highly contagious omicron variant. Despite a recent poll showing that 56% of parents support the suspension of in-person learning to slow the spread of the disease, a counter-narrative has emerged, pushed hard by the mainstream media, that pits teachers (and particularly teachers' unions) against parents. Earlier this week, in fact, in New York Magazine, liberal pundit Jonathan Chait defended Nate Silver's widely criticized argument th…

David Swanson (2022-01-20). Video: David Swanson on War and Peace at Veterans For Peace New York City Meeting. warisacrime.org By NYC VFP, January 19, 2022…

teleSUR, mcs, JL (2022-01-20). ONU registra 84.000 afectados en Tonga tras erupción volcánica. telesurtv.net La mayoría de las casas y los depósitos de agua potable están cubiertos por una densa capa de ceniza luego de la erupción del volcán Hunga-Tonga.

teleSUR- lvm, JL (2022-01-20). Evo denuncia participación de Gobiernos regionales en golpe. telesurtv.net De igual manera, Evo Morales exigió a las autoridades bolivianas "una profunda investigación" sobre los hechos de 2019.

Jack Thomas (2022-01-20). Enhancing brain health through optimising dementia care and diagnosis. healtheuropa.eu Owen Miller of Alzheimer Europe outlines why improvements in global education, policy and practice are urgently needed to improve dementia care. With global dementia cases expected to almost triple by 2050, is enough being done to prioritise services and care for the disease? Alzheimer Europe is a non-profit, non-governmental organisation dedicated to improving the lives …

Angela (2022-01-20). Saturday 1/22: Free virtual screening of the documentary film "The Law in these Parts" indybay.org

Fred Fuentes (2022-01-20). Morrison rolls back pandemic leave payment. greenleft.org.au Rather than make workplaces safe and expand access to paid pandemic leave, the federal government has tightened eligibility to the Pandemic Leave Disaster Payment, writes Fred Fuentes.

WSWS (2022-01-20). New Zealand COVID-19 experts take action against Auckland University over online abuse. wsws.org Prominent scientists Siouxsie Wiles and Shaun Hendy say their university told them to refrain from public comment despite being threatened by conspiracy theorists opposed to vaccination and lockdowns.

Staff (2022-01-20). Qué trae la prensa cubana, jueves 20 de enero de 2022. cubadebate.cu

Rick Rozoff (2022-01-20). Kiev: Antony Blinken's mini-tutorial on modern Ukrainian history. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com Secretary Antony J. Blinken and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy Before Their Meeting The Ukrainian people chose a democratic and European path in 1991. They took to the Maidan to defend that choice in 2013. And unfortunately, ever since you've faced relentless aggression from Moscow. Russia invaded territory in the Crimea, ginned up a conflict in …

United Against War, Militarism (2022-01-20). Tuesday 1/25: Roundtable Discussion: Political Prisoners. indybay.org Register for our zoom discussion here: bit.ly/3KmbUjj…

WSWS (2022-01-20). Toronto caretaker speaks out against school reopenings: "Schools are not safe for in-person learning as long as COVID is not eliminated" wsws.org "By organizing rank-and-file committees," writes the Toronto school caretaker, "education workers will be in a powerful position to force school closures as part of a broader Zero COVID strategy."

teleSUR- jaa -HIM (2022-01-20). Venezuela exige devolución de bienes de su embajada en EE.UU. telesurtv.net El canciller resaltó que estos medios pertenecen al pueblo y Gobierno legítimo de Venezuela, encabezado por el presidente Nicolás Maduro.

Staff (2022-01-20). El tiempo: Tarde cálida y lluvias en la mitad occidental. cubadebate.cu 🌦En zonas de la costa norte central y oriental estará parcialmente nublado y nublado en ocasiones, con aislados chubascos. En el resto del país amanecerá con poca nubosidad, incrementándose a parcialmente nublado y nublado durante la tarde en la mitad occidental, con algunos chubascos y lluvias.

Staff (2022-01-20). Díaz-Canel: "Estamos desafiados a innovar" cubadebate.cu Desde el Palacio de la Revolución sesionó este miércoles la videoconferencia con gobernadores e intendentes del país, encuentro que estuvo encabezado por el Primer Secretario del Comité Central del Partido Comunista y Presidente de la República, Miguel Díaz-Canel Bermúdez, así como por el Vicepresidente de la República, Salvador Valdés Mesa, y por el viceprimer ministro y titular del Ministerio de Economía y Planificación (MEP), Alejandro Gil Fernández.

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2022-01-20). Minnesota Partnership awards 5 collaborative research grants for 2022. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org ROCHESTER, Minn. — The Minnesota Partnership for Biotechnology and Medical Genomics announced today their 2022 research awardees. This marks the partnership's 18th year of spearheading new scientific ideas from Minnesota to improve the health of, and health care for, Minnesotans. The state-funded grants for these team science proposals total nearly $5 million. This year the awards fund innovative projects on heart and liver disease, mapping diseases of the brain, congenital genetic disease, and pancreatic cancer. These two-year…

teleSUR, JGN (2022-01-20). Mia Mottley es reelecta como primera ministra de Barbados. telesurtv.net Mottley, lideresa del BLP, asegurará un segundo mandato consecutivo en el cargo de primera ministra.

Rick Rozoff (2022-01-20). Ending one 40-year war, starting another? Joe Biden's Jimmy Carter moment. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com As the inflation rate in the U.S. approaches that of the Carter years, as Mark Brzezinski, son of the architect of the Mujahideen war in Afghanistan (and arguably all that followed there and around the world as a result), assumes…

Paul Haeder (2022-01-20). Are We the Sum Total of Our Life, Theirs, Inside Our Darkest Thoughts? dissidentvoice.org There is no such thing as an ending. At the conclusion of any work of art, just like at the conclusion of any experience, what we arrive at is a site of interpretation. Every reader commits a creative act at that site. Every reader creates a version of their own artwork within their act of …

Monet Bailey (2022-01-20). Population data: Powering healthcare during the COVID-19 pandemic. healtheuropa.eu Professor Aziz Sheikh OBE, Director of the University of Edinburgh's Usher Institute, explores how data can be utilised to improve healthcare processes and how patient data shaped the COVID-19 pandemic. The need for rapid, real-time health information has never been more important. As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, countries across the globe require the latest insights …

WSWS (2022-01-20). Djokovic saga sets dangerous legal precedent in Australia. wsws.org The saga exposes the power of federal governments—Liberal-National or Labor—to deport anyone designated as a "risk" to "good order" in Australia.

Staff (2022-01-20). Joven Club consolida sus ventas por comercio electrónico. cubadebate.cu Los Joven Club de Computación y Electrónica, con casi 35 años de existencia, consolidan la comercialización de sus productos y servicios a través de su tienda virtual, puesta en funcionamiento desde mediados de 2021.

Labor Video Project (2022-01-20). Clover & The Class War In South Africa With GIWUSA President Mametlwe Sebei. indybay.org Five thousand workers at the Clover Dairy company in South Africa are fighting an Israeli billionaire family the Wertheim's who have taken over the company and have cut wages and threatened thousands of layoffs. South African unions are calling for an international day of solidarity at all Israeli consulates and embassies, South African embassies and consulates and all franchises of Coca-Cola…

ecns.cn (2022-01-20). Tiger-shaped buns popular as Chinese New Year draws near. ecns.cn Photo shows tiger-shaped streamed buns, also known as huamo, become popular in Rongcheng, Shangdong Province, as the Chinese News Year approaches.

WSWS (2022-01-20). Biden at one year: A government of mass death and political crisis. wsws.org Addressing a news conference on the eve of his first anniversary in office, the US president had no answers for the escalating pandemic, the danger of fascism or the threat of world war.

sputniknews (2022-01-20). Ursula von der Leyen Speaks at Day Four of World Economic Forum 2022. sputniknews.com This year, the World Economic Forum (WEF) which traditionally takes place in the Swiss resort town of Davos in January, is being held virtually due to the coronavirus pandemic.

_____ (2022-01-20). Integration Has Failed. Now What? strategic-culture.org Coming up to the 38th Martin Luther King Day, it is obvious to everyone that integration has failed. The Floyd and Black Lives Matter Hoax riots last year, the ridiculous debate over Critical Race Theory, invites a question no one, least of all the worthies who run Conservatism, Inc., wants to ask: Now what?>

WSWS (2022-01-20). Court filing by New York attorney general reveals massive fraud at highest levels of Trump Organization. wsws.org In seeking a court order to compel testimony and documents from Donald Trump, Ivanka Trump and Donald Trump, Jr., New York Attorney General released details of the ongoing three-year-plus investigation into the Trump clan's parasitic businesses.

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2022-01-20). What's the latest on monoclonal antibody therapies to treat COVID-19? newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org As COVID-19 continues to evolve and mutate quickly, so do treatment options. While the best ways to prevent the spread of COVID-19 are vaccinations and booster vaccinations, several authorized treatments and preventive drugs, including monoclonal antibody therapies, are used to treat patients at different stages.Monoclonal antibody therapies are laboratory-produced proteins created to bind to SARS-CoV2, the virus that causes COVID-19, and prevent it from attaching to human cells. While these therapies have been used to…

sputniknews (2022-01-20). 'Love Birds': Netizens Swoon Over Candid Shot of Owlets Posing for 'Pre-Wedding Shoot'. sputniknews.com Usually, couples are quite enthused about pre-wedding photoshoots. They try their best to stand out from the rest and this practice has gained prominence in India. However, this time it is not humans who have amused others, but rather owlets who were captured oozing with love and affection.

sputniknews (2022-01-20). Woman in Pakistan Sentenced to Death for 'Blasphemous' WhatsApp Status. sputniknews.com Blasphemy remains a highly sensitive and controversial matter in Pakistan. In 2017, Taimur Raza became the first person sentenced to death for allegedly committing blasphemy on the social media platform Facebook.

teleSUR, DRL, JDO (2022-01-20). Cristina Fernández llama pandemia a deuda macrista con el FMI. telesurtv.net Los intereses pagados al Fondo Monetario Internacional en 2021 fueron mayores al presupuesto destinado a mitigar los efectos de la Covid-19.

WSWS (2022-01-20). French Révolution permanente group blocks fight against Macron's mass infection policy. wsws.org A struggle to halt the devastating COVID-19 pandemic requires a political break with the union bureaucracy and its petty-bourgeois pseudo-left allies.

teleSUR- lvm -HIM (2022-01-20). Reportan mayor pérdida de selva amazónica en Brasil en 2021. telesurtv.net El Gobierno de Jair Bolsonaro ha debilitado las políticas de fiscalización ambiental desde que asumió el cargo en 2019, dijo el MAB.

WSWS (2022-01-20). Students in Austria strike against government's herd immunity policies. wsws.org In more than 100 schools across the country, pupils went on strike Tuesday against the homicidal herd immunity policies of the conservative Austrian Peoples Party (àñVP) and Green Party coalition government.

_____ (2022-01-20). After Year One, Climate Group Says Biden 'Failing Us'. commondreams.org "A reminder," offered one political observer, "the idea that there was enough fraud in the 2020 election to warrant this kind of proposal is a massive lie."

ecns.cn (2022-01-20). Chinese employee in Tonga recounts moments of fear after volcanic eruption. ecns.cn "A volcanic mushroom plume rapidly built up and sprawled across the sky seconds after an extraordinary blast rumbled our ears to deaf," a Chinese employee working in Tonga said.

WSWS (2022-01-20). "Our literal lives are at stake!": Students, teachers and parents back striking students in Oakland, California. wsws.org In opposition to unsafe schools amid the ongoing Omicron surge, students, teachers and parents issued statements of support for striking students in Oakland.

WSWS (2022-01-20). Modi pledges to defend financial oligarchy's profits as Omicron tsunami rips through India. wsws.org Modi has made clear that his policy, like that of capitalist governments across the world, is to allow the coronavirus to spread throughout the population.

teleSUR, SH- JDO, JL (2022-01-20). Cierran colegios electorales en Barbados. telesurtv.net De acuerdo a las autoridades nacionales, la jornada contó con buena afluencia de votantes.

United We Dream (2022-01-20). Thursday 1/20: Call to Action: Twitter Storm Demanding Immigrant Rights w/ United We Dream. indybay.org Online action for immigrant rights…

Jorg Muller-Muralt (2022-01-20). Education neoliberalism disguised as social policy. indybay.org The share of the workforce with a college, university or technical college education is rising. The ever-increasing demands on skilled workers and the needs of the labor market are also driving up the cost of education. It is right and necessary to ask questions about financing and affordability.

teleSUR -HIM (2022-01-20). Irán y Rusia fortalecen cooperación y buscan seguridad regional. telesurtv.net El mandatario persa destacó que la alianza con Rusia puede contribuir a fortalecer mecanismos de paz y estabilidad regional.

WSWS (2022-01-20). Massive explosion and fire in the Bronx kills one and injures at least eight. wsws.org The fire Tuesday morning was the second such tragedy in just over a week in the poorest borough of New York City.

Editor2 (2022-01-20). Alicia Jrapko and the Future of Resumen Latinoamericano in English. orinocotribune.com By Bill Hackwell — Jan 13, 2022 | Two days ago, I lost my life partner Alicia Jrapko, founding editor of Resumen in English. She fought a long battle with cancer with the same determination that characterized her life. Her family and I will carry the sadness of her premature departure forever, but we will also be better for the inspiration she left in each of us both, individually and collectively. If you read the beautiful statement we published yesterday, by Graciela Ramirez, editor of Cuba En Resumen, and Gerardo Hernandez, one of the Cuban 5, you will get a picture of Alicia's full life that, succinctly…

WSWS (2022-01-20). UK: Bus workers at First Manchester strike against pay restraint. wsws.org First Manchester bus workers should draw the lessons from the long list of disputes sabotaged by Unite.

sputniknews (2022-01-20). Brooklyn Woman Yells at Jewish Kids 'Hitler Should Have Killed You All', Spits on 8-Year Old Boy. sputniknews.com A nearby surveillance camera had captured the moment an unidentified woman walked up to three Jewish children playing in the street in Brooklyn, New York, and spewed her invective at them.

Ben Norton (2022-01-20). Spain's Spy Agency Backed 2017 'ISIS' Attacks to 'Scare' Catalonia Before Independence Referendum. orinocotribune.com By Benjamin Norton — Jan 17, 2022 | Spain's ex police chief said the National Intelligence Center (CNI) facilitated 2017 "ISIS" attacks to "scare" Catalonia before an independence vote. The leader of the terror cell was a CNI informant. | A blockbuster story is rocking Spanish politics: The former commissioner of Spain's national police has testified in court that the country's top spy agency facilitated 2017 terror attacks claimed by ISIS, in order to "scare" the region of Catalonia mere days before an independence referendum. | 16 civilians were killed in the attacks, and more than 150 were injured. | The…

WSWS (2022-01-20). Historian Jack Rakove on American history writing and the falsifications of the 1619 Project and its defenders. wsws.org Professor Jack Rakove is a leading scholar of the American Revolution and the framing of the Constitution.

_____ (2022-01-20). The Old Black Magic Just Ain't What It Used to Be. strategic-culture.org It is 2022 and regime change formulas don't work, color revolutionary magic which worked for decades doesn't work and even expanding old-school military hardware around the troublesome Eurasian nations of the multipolar alliance no longer works. | The old magic doesn't work the way it used to for the ghouls in Washington, London and Brussels. | It used to be so easy to wave that old wand and watch a troublesome president have his brains blown out on live TV or suffer a violent coup. | There were a thousand and one ways to eliminate a pesky nationalist politician which had been honed over the Cold War years, and…

sputniknews (2022-01-20). WHO Recommends Lifting COVID-19 Travel Restrictions Over Inefficiency, Economic Harm. sputniknews.com MOSCOW (Sputnik) – The World Health Organisation (WHO) has urged nations around the world to lift or ease COVID-19 travel restrictions, saying they have proven to be of little public health value but detrimental for economic growth.

Brittani Banks (2022-01-20). Morocco Drives a War in Western Sahara for Its Phosphates. independentmediainstitute.org In November 2020, the Moroccan government sent its military to the Guerguerat area, a buffer zone between the territory claimed by the Kingdom of Morocco and the Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic (SADR). The Guerguerat border post is at the very southern edge of Western Sahara along the road that goes to Mauritania. The presence of …

teleSUR- jaa -HIM (2022-01-20). Perú exige a empresa española resarcir daños por derrame de crudo. telesurtv.net Según se detalló, el derrame ha afectado cerca de 18.000 metros cuadrados de mar.

posted by Norse (2022-01-20). Food Not Bombs Faces New Eviction Threat. indybay.org Food Not Bombs volunteers and those eating with them could be arrested and our equipment stolen by the property speculators on Thursday, January 20, 2022 at 5 PM.from their new location next to University Copy at Cathcart & Pacific. | Their storage area near India Joze is also under threat of seizure.

_____ (2022-01-20). Why Pay Less? The U.S. Strategy for Vaccinating the World. strategic-culture.org By Dean BAKER | Earlier this month, Dr. Peter Hotez What makes this development so important is that Ho…

Slingshot collective (2022-01-20). Sunday 2/6: Slingshot new volunteer meeting / article brainstorm for issue #135. indybay.org Long Haul infoshop – 3124 Shattuck Ave. Berkeley, CA 94705 – 510 540 0751 – 2 blocks from Ashby BART – corner of Shattuck and Woolsey across from La Pena…

teleSUR- jaa, JL (2022-01-20). Reino Unido anuncia fin de uso obligatorio de mascarilla. telesurtv.net El premier británico confirmó que la cuarentena para los positivos a Covid-19 se mantendrá, aunque su idea es retirar también esta medida en un futuro.

WSWS (2022-01-20). Workers Struggles: Europe, Middle East & Africa. wsws.org Romanian transport workers in wildcat strike against pay cuts joined by striking teachers and public sector workers over same issue; workers at Fiat Plastic in Kragujevac, Serbia, form own union and continue year-long indefinite strike against pay cuts; teachers protest across Iran over pay and conditions in 50 cities including Tehran; 5,000 South African dairy workers continue nine-week strike over attacks on pay and conditions, other workers threaten to join action…

Staff (2022-01-20). Investigadores advierten que la contaminación química superó el "límite seguro" para la vida en la Tierra (+ Video). cubadebate.cu Un equipo internacional de investigadores publicó recientemente un estudio en la revista Environmental Science & Technology, en el que advierten que los niveles de contaminación química del planeta ya provocan le desestabilización de los ecosistemas y, por lo tanto, constituyen una grave amenaza para los humanos y el resto de seres vivos.

ecns.cn (2022-01-20). China's high-resolution multi-mode imaging satellite put into use. ecns.cn China's high-resolution multi-mode imaging satellite has been officially put into use, according to the China National Space Administration Thursday.

sputniknews (2022-01-20). 'Stop Using Tigers as Props': Furious Netizens Slam Gucci for Featuring Tigers in New Campaign. sputniknews.com To celebrate the Chinese Year of the Tiger, Gucci, the Italian haute couture brand, has launched a range of collections and shared a new campaign showcasing models posing with the big cats. Throughout this campaign, Gucci took on a new initiative to raise funds to protect the species and their habitats in collaboration with The Lion's Share Fund.

WSWS (2022-01-20). The global media's latest anti-China salvo: "Won't somebody please think of the hamsters?" wsws.org The world is in the grip of preventable mass death, and the mainstream media find cause of outrage in the culling of infected hamsters, which it has called the "latest sacrifice in China's attempt to hold fortress COVID-zero."

Jack Thomas (2022-01-20). GRAM report: Antimicrobial resistance involved in five million deaths. healtheuropa.eu In a truly harrowing development, the highly-anticipated GRAM report has shockingly revealed that 1.2 million deaths were directly caused by antimicrobial resistance (AMR) in 2019, with antimicrobial-resistant infections playing a significant role in an additional 4.95 million deaths. The astounding statistics position antimicrobial resistance as a leading cause of death globally, surpassing the deaths caused …

teleSUR, JL (2022-01-20). Denuncian octava masacre en Colombia durante el 2022. telesurtv.net Además de las masacres, en tan solo 19 días del presente año se han asesinado a seis líderes sociales.

teleSUR, yart, JDO (2022-01-20). Policía de Israel ataca casa de familia palestina en Jerusalén. telesurtv.net El Canciller palestino llamó a la comunidad internacional a detener el actuar impune de Israel contra sus ciudadanos.

Candice Bernd (2022-01-20). Nursing Unions Say For-Profit Health Care Is Driving Omicron Staffing Crisis. zcomm.org "We need our employers and our elected officials at the federal state and local levels to give us protections based on science, not just what's good for business."

_____ (2022-01-20). Biden Criticized for Ignoring Question on Student Debt Promise. commondreams.org FBI agents appeared to launch an investigation at Rep. Henry Cuellar's home hours after Democratic leader Steny Hoyer endorsed the congressman.

sputniknews (2022-01-20). Havana Syndrome Not Result of Deliberate Campaign by Hostile Country, CIA Interim Finding Says. sputniknews.com WASHINGTON (Sputnik) – The US Central Intelligence Agency says it does not consider Havana syndrome to be the result of a deliberate global campaign by any hostile power, while allowing the possibility of foreign involvement in some cases, according to an interim assessment.

Monet Bailey (2022-01-20). SCOPE 2021: Prioritising osteoporosis and fracture prevention in Europe. healtheuropa.eu Professor John A. Kanis, Honorary President of the International Osteoporosis Foundation and lead author of 'SCOPE 2021: a new scorecard for osteoporosis in Europe' discusses the new report which reveals the immense burden of osteoporosis and compares service provision and uptake across Europe. In 2019, an estimated 32 million people aged over 50 in Europe …

David Swanson (2022-01-20). Audio: Roots Action Creates Foreign Policy Primer for Congressional Candidates. warisacrime.org By Hudson Mohawk Radio Network, January 19, 2022 Roots Action has compiled a primer for U.S. Congressional candidates on Foreign Policy. David Swanson of Roots Action and World Beyond War notes that many Congressional candidates don't have a foreign policy agenda, and if they do, they often follow the lead of the military-industrial complex which …

TASS (2022-01-20). Biden admits possible agreement with Moscow on non-deploying strategic weapons in Kiev. tass.com The relevant reciprocal steps would be expected from Moscow, Biden said…

TASS (2022-01-20). Kiev's interests can serve as compromise for US and Russia in terms of security – expert. tass.com Head of the Ukrainian Institute of Politics Ruslan Bortnik believes that Blinken and the Ukrainian leadership also addressed certain proposals relating to the implementation of the Minsk agreements…

teleSUR -mcs -HIM (2022-01-20). Italia reporta otros 380 fallecidos por Covid-19 en un día. telesurtv.net Las autoridades sanitarias indican que la mayor cifra de contagios se reporta en Lombardía.

sputniknews (2022-01-20). Two Men Arrested in UK Over Texas Synagogue Hostage-Taking. sputniknews.com LONDON (Sputnik) – Two men were arrested on Thursday in Manchester and Birmingham as part of an ongoing investigation into the attack on a Texas synagogue by a British national who held four people hostage for several hours before he was shot dead by the police, the UK counter-terror police have announced.

sputniknews (2022-01-20). Cup Of Aromatic Coffee May Help Fight Cancer, Shows Review. sputniknews.com Earlier studies have revealed that coffee enthusiasts may enjoy a number of potential benefits from their favoured beverage, such as boosted digestion and a protective effect against gallstones.

teleSUR, JL (2022-01-20). Denuncian asesinatos de dos líderes sociales en Antioquia y Chocó. telesurtv.net Indepaz detalla que en apenas 19 días del 2022, Colombia registra seis líderes sociales asesinados y seis masacres perpetradas.

ecns.cn (2022-01-20). China's grain and agricultural production hits record high in 2021. ecns.cn China's grain and agricultural production had a bumper harvest in 2021, with grain output hitting a record high 1,365.7 billion jin (682.85 billion kilograms): Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs.

ecns.cn (2022-01-20). China repels U.S. maritime intrusion in South China Sea. ecns.cn China repelled a U.S. destroyer on Thursday after it trespassed in territorial waters surrounding the Xisha Islands in the South China Sea without Chinese government approval.

Revolution Club, Bay Area (2022-01-20). Saturday 1/22: Break all the Chains, Unleash the Fury of Women as a Mighty Force for Revolution! indybay.org Powell and Market Streets, San Francisco…

teleSUR, MER (2022-01-20). 7 frases de Yasser Arafat que enaltecen la lucha palestina. telesurtv.net Yasser Arafat fue elegido el 20 de enero de 1996 presidente de la Autoridad Nacional Palestina, con el 87 por ciento de los votos.

_____ (2022-01-20). Israel Violates Geneva Convention (Again) With Home Demolition in Occupied East Jerusalem. commondreams.org Peace cannot be found if the U.S. relies on the self-righteous assertion of principles that our government refuses to apply to itself.

Robert Weissman (2022-01-20). Rein in Runaway Pentagon Spending. zcomm.org The Pentagon's budget takes up roughly 50% of the nation's annual discretionary spending…

Monet Bailey (2022-01-20). Broadening the scope of respiratory infection control. healtheuropa.eu Marinomed's CSO, Dr Eva Prieschl-Grassauer explains how Carragelose can offer an extra line of defence against respiratory infection, including coronaviruses and support infection control. From social distancing to wearing masks, there is now a range of infection control measures that many of us are adhering to in our daily lives to mitigate the risk of …

teleSUR-mcs, JL (2022-01-20). Casa de las Américas realizará acto presencial del Premio Literario. telesurtv.net El concurso literario se efectuará con estricto cumplimiento de las medidas sanitarias en la capital cubana de La Habana.

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