Monthly Archives: January 2022

2022-01-31: News Headlines

_____ (2022-01-31). Saving The World From Nuclear War. popularresistance.org These are dark days for both our nation and the world. Climate change is wreaking havoc everywhere, a global pandemic continues its onslaught, our nation's experiment in democracy is threatened by a slow-motion insurrection and, to top it all off, our nation has taken the lead in pushing Russia toward a war over Ukraine that is capable of going off the rails into a full-scale nuclear war (and that is not hyperbole!). | At least four or five U.S. OHIO Class "Trident" ballistic missile submarines are currently at sea on "hard alert" in their designated patrol areas—ready to launch any or all of their 20 Tride…

_____ (2022-01-31). Can the World Handle the Truth about the West-East Crisis? journal-neo.org The Biden Administration needs Russia to invade Ukraine. The US shale oil business needs Russia's gas, to remain in Russia. The world may be at war soon, but not over the rights, wants, and wishes of the people of Eastern Europe or Central Asia. The controlling elites of the west are the ones gamling with …

WSWS (2022-01-31). The Democratic Party spearheads war drive against Russia. wsws.org While public opinion overwhelmingly opposes war with Russia over Ukraine, the Democrats are leading a bipartisan campaign of economic, political and military provocations that threatens to trigger a nuclear war.

WSWS (2022-01-31). Chinese foreign minister signals support for Russia over Ukraine crisis. wsws.org Having driven China and Russia into each other's arms, the US is deliberately stoking a conflict over the Ukraine that, far from being a local affair, threatens to rapidly escalate into a catastrophic global war.

Newsclick (2022-01-31). Mapping Faultlines: Ukraine dials down war talk. peoplesdispatch.org In this episode, NewsClick's Prabir Purkayastha analyses the latest developments around Ukraine whose leaders seem keen to downplay the threat of war contrary to US declarations. He talks about the US response to Russia's demands and the options before France, Germany and other European countries.

Ben Norton (2022-01-31). Fewer Than 15 Countries Recognize US-Appointed Venezuelan Coup Leader Juan Guaidó. orinocotribune.com By Benjamin Norton — Jan 28, 2022 | A right-wing Venezuelan opposition leader and former top Juan Guaidó functionary admitted a maximum of 15 countries recognize the unelected coup leader as "interim president." The Joe Biden administration is one of them. | January 23, 2022 marks the third anniversary of the US government's ongoing coup attempt against Venezuela's only constitutional government, that of democratically elected President Nicolás Maduro. | On that day in 2019, the Donald Trump administration appointed little-known Venezuelan opposition politician Juan Guaidó, who had never received a single vo…

New Atlas (2022-01-31). NPR Twists Truth to Push Xinjiang "Genocide" Lies. newatlas.report February 1, 2022 (The New Atlas) NPR recently interviewed the Chinese Ambassador to the US, Qin Gang. In order to make his comments fit US propaganda regarding fabricated claims about China, NPR deliberately misrepresented, edited, and twisted his words. I take a look at what NRP presented to the public and the full text of …

_____ (2022-01-31). A Black Woman On The Supreme Court Won't Change Capitalist Oppression. popularresistance.org This week, Justice Stephen Breyer announced that he is retiring from the Supreme Court and President Biden promptly reiterated his promise to fill the seat—for the first time ever—with a Black woman. Breyer, who has served 27 years on the Court, is one of the three remaining "liberal" justices. In that sense, this resignation isn't a major earthquake: the makeup of the court will remain the same. Still, the announcement comes at an opportune time for the Biden administration. | A few months ago, Breyer himself said he was not ready to retire. The timing of his recent announcement to retire before the…

Global Research News (2022-01-31). Selected Articles: Press Stunned as Ukraine President Zelensky Points Finger at West. globalresearch.ca Dear Readers, | As everyone faces difficult times, the company which deals with the fulfillment of book sales on behalf of Global Research is no longer able to provide its services. We are unfortunately suspending the sale of print books until …

Ben Chacko (2022-01-31). Stop the war posturing — Ukraine is a tinderbox. peoplesdispatch.org Military brinkmanship is extremely risky — and the Donbass is crawling with neonazis, mercenaries and trigger-happy adventurers. The only sane approach is de-escalation, writes Morning Star editor Ben Chacko…

Peoples Dispatch (2022-01-31). Progressive sections in Czech Republic protest plans to dispatch ammunition to Ukraine. peoplesdispatch.org The Communist Party of Bohemia and Moravia (KSCM) and other left-wing groups have condemned the pro-war policy of the Czech government and demanded de-escalation of tensions in Europe…

Staff (2022-01-31). Headlines for January 31, 2022. democracynow.org U.N. Security Council Meets over Russia-Ukraine Tensions as Ukraine Calls Out Western "Panic", U.N.: 2,000 Children Died Since 2020 After Being Forced into Combat in Yemen, Taliban Killed Dozens of Former Gov't and Allied Forces Workers Since Takeover, Sudanese Security Forces Kill Another Demonstrator as Protests Continue 3 Months After Coup, North Korea Tests Most Powerful Ballistic Missile Since 2017, Pipeline Bursts on Indigenous Land in Ecuadorian Amazon; Thailand Rushes to Contain Coastal Oil Spill, Spotify Adds Advisory to Podcasts About COVID; Joni Mitchell Removes Music from App, Ahmaud Arbery's Family,…

WSWS (2022-01-31). Ukraine war would threaten regional and global food prices. wsws.org A disruption of Ukrainian wheat and grain exports would be especially damaging to countries such as Afghanistan, Sudan, Yemen, Libya, Lebanon, Indonesia, Malaysia and Bangladesh.

Sadiyah Garrett (2022-01-31). Ukraine crisis: What's at stake for the UK? nationofchange.org Britain — like other western powers — is coming to Ukraine's aid. It's threatening economic sanctions against Russia if it invades. It's providing Ukraine with anti-tank weapons and armoured vehicles. It's promising to deploy British forces to eastern European members of the Nato military alliance if Russian troops cross Ukraine's borders. But why is the …

Suzanne James (2022-01-31). David Shoebridge: 'Put the Greens into the balance of power'. greenleft.org.au Suzanne James spoke to NSW Greens MP David Shoebridge about the Greens push for a second Senator in South Australia, NSW and Queensland.

WSWS (2022-01-31). US-NATO war threats against Russia intensify war dangers facing India. wsws.org The Indian ruling elite's moves to integrate India closely into US war planning against China has dragged India into the world capitalist system's drive towards World War III.

WSWS (2022-01-31). Canada's opposition parties line up behind imperialist war drive against Russia. wsws.org Canada's opposition parties have lined up squarely behind the war drive against Russia, which is being spearheaded by the Biden administration in Washington and backed to the hilt by Canada's Trudeau Liberal government.

Ramzy Baroud (2022-01-31). US Doesn't Care for China's Muslims: Boycotting the Olympics is about Global Competition. dissidentvoice.org The diplomatic boycott of the Beijing Winter Olympic and Paralympic Games may go down in history as the official start of the cold war between the US, a handful of its allies and China. The American strategy, however, of using boycotts to pressure Beijing in the name of 'human rights', may prove costly in the …

Kungu Al-Mahadi Adam (2022-01-31). China: Ethiopians have wisdom and capacity to handle their internal affairs. plusnews.ug In what appears to be a tease to meddlers, the government of China says Beijing has optimal confidence in the leadership and the people of Ethiopia in handling their internal affairs without meddling by outsiders. In a tweet, the spokesperson of the government of the Republic of China also heaped praise on the Ethiopian government …

WSWS (2022-01-31). Spanish Morenoites attack China's "Zero COVID" strategy. wsws.org The Revolutionary Workers' Current (CRT) is denouncing essential public health measures that allowed China to rapidly bring the pandemic under control.

Gwenaà´lle Lenoir (2022-01-31). Sudan: A coup against justice. greenleft.org.au Since the coup last October, the military have been sweeping away any hope of justice in Sudan. After holding it back during the transition that followed the fall of former president Omar al-Bashir, they are now acting alone to methodically bury judicial reforms, investigations, cooperation with the International Criminal Court, and promises of transitional justice, reports Gwenaà´lle Lenoir.

_____ (2022-01-31). New Report: Small Business's Big Moment. popularresistance.org Small businesses build local wealth, with benefits for nearly every aspect of the community and region. They offer a path to prosperity for hard-working entrepreneurs. They keep a larger share of their economic output within the community than businesses with outside ownership, putting that output to work to support schools, public safety, roads, parks, affordable housing, and many other vital public needs. And young, small businesses create the bulk of the nation's new jobs. | But one of the biggest challenges facing America's communities is leveling the playing field for small businesses and intentionally movin…

_____ (2022-01-31). Union Membership Resumes Its Fall. popularresistance.org Union membership fell by almost 2% in 2021 as employment rose by over 3%. That took union density—the share of the workforce belonging to unions—down from 10.8% in 2020 to 10.3% last year, where it was in 2019. Density rose in 2020 because more nonunion workers lost their jobs in the covid crisis than their unionized counterparts, but 2021's return to employment undid that. | For the private sector, just 6.1% of workers were unionized last year, down from 6.3% in 2020, an all-time low for a series that goes back to 1900. (Official numbers from the Bureau of Labor Statistics began in 1983; I've assembl…

_____ (2022-01-31). How Kroger Is Using DC Spin Doctors To Fight Their Unionized Workers. popularresistance.org In recent weeks, Kroger has faced a rash of negative news reports about its employees' working and living conditions, drawn new scrutiny from lawmakers, and seen thousands of workers go on strike in Colorado — all as the company lobbies on union rights legislation, and bankrolls corporate trade associations trying to kill it. | Now amid the potential for congressional hearings and a federal crackdown, the grocery giant did what so many other corporate behemoths do when they're feeling the heat: pay big bucks to run counter programming claiming it offers "great pay and great benefits" in a Beltway tip sheet…

Peoples Dispatch (2022-01-31). Egyptian court condemns 10 Muslim Brotherhood members to death for carrying out attacks against security forces. peoplesdispatch.org The death sentences were issued a day after the US government canceled military aid worth USD 130 million to Egypt over the declining human rights record…

Peoples Dispatch (2022-01-31). Palestinians protest Israeli plans to demolish their houses. peoplesdispatch.org Residents of the Palestinian locality of Jabal al-Mukaber in occupied East Jerusalem have warned the Israeli municipality to desist from any attempt to demolish their houses after it served notices for the same…

Subodh Varma (2022-01-31). Modi govt. sits on hundreds of thousands of vacancies, while youth fight for jobs. peoplesdispatch.org There are at least 870,000 vacancies in various ministries and another 360,000 in different services under the Indian central government, as per official data…

Peoples Dispatch (2022-01-31). US Navy's toxic boot-print on Hawaii. peoplesdispatch.org Hawaiian activist Kawena ªulaokalƒÅ Kapahua speaks to Globetrotter's Vijay Prashad on how the US Navy has poisoned the largest water source on the Hawaiian island of Oahu. This public health disaster has been years in the making, as the Navy's fuel tanks have been leaking into Oahu's water supply on a regular basis for decades. | Kapahua also talks about how conditions on Hawaii have worsened since the US overthrew the island government in 1893 and occupied a third of its land, including a rapid rise in pollution and food imports.

Staff (2022-01-31). Venezuela will Debate Law to Protect Fighting Bulls. orinocotribune.com The Attorney General of Venezuela, Tarek William Saab, reported that a law will soon be presented to the Venezuelan National Assembly to protect the lives of fighting bulls and stop the practice of bullfighting in the country. | He explained that he has offered his opinion on the subject. Because Venezuela is "a democratic country," said Attorney General Saab, "there is a debate, and we are having that battle of ideas that is important and that does not have any personal overtones, it is neither for nor against this or that." | "It has to do with the defense of life," Attorney General Saab said, reiterating "this…

Staff (2022-01-31). PSUV Training System to be Relaunched Within '3 Rs Dot Net' Strategy. orinocotribune.com The National Training System of the United Socialist Party of Venezuela (PSUV) will be reactivated throughout Venezuela within the framework of the "three Rs dot net" initiative carried out by the president of the party, Nicolás Maduro, to build the new era of transition to socialism. | Reading circles, courses, and diplomas, as well as the Institute of Higher Studies, will return to their activities "with more force," following the exceptional situation created by COVID-19. The pandemic will force them to adapt to a new work methodology, said PSUV Vice President for Training, Héctor Rodríguez, in this regard. Th…

Staff (2022-01-31). CIA Knew of Plans for Coup Attempt Against President Maduro: Operation Gideon. orinocotribune.com A retired Venezuelan general reveals that top CIA officials were aware of coup plans to overthrow President Nicolás Maduro. | The stunning revelation of the Venezuelan general, identified as Cliver Alcalá, came in a court document filed by his lawyers seeking to nullify narco-terrorism charges. The charges were filed against him nearly two years ago by US federal prosecutors in New York, as reported on Saturday, January 29, by the US news agency Associated Press (AP). | Indeed, Alcalá had lived in Colombia since he fled Venezuela in 2018 after it was discovered that he was secretly leading a plan that sought to o…

Staff (2022-01-31). Cuba and the World Demand Lifting of US Blockade. orinocotribune.com This Sunday, January 30, on the streets of Cuba and other parts of the world, the demand for lifting the illegal US blockade against Cuba prevailed. This came just days after the 60th anniversary of the officialization of this hostile policy against the Caribbean island. | According to the Twitter profile of the Cuban Foreign Affairs Ministry, from the cities of Santa Clara in the center of the country, and Bayamo in the east, the family of the Antillean nation joined a caravan that demanded the end of the economic, commercial and financial siege. | El pueblo santaclareño reclama en colorida Caravana el levantami…

Editor (2022-01-31). Replacing imports to guarantee greater biotechnological sovereignty in the production of medicine. mronline.org Interview with president of Cuba's leading pharmaceutical enterprise group, BioCubaFarma, working to strengthen the country's technological sovereignty and contribute to the population's quality of life.

Editor (2022-01-31). Africa was at the centre of Lenin's work. mronline.org Vladimir Ilyich Lenin, the father of Bolshevism, never stepped foot in Africa, but his influence upon the continent has been tremendous. Alongside the ideas of Karl Marx and Frederick Engels, Lenin's revolutionary theories provided the framework for an entire generation of African socialists during the twentieth century.

M. K. Bhadrakumar (2022-01-31). U.S. reminds India it's showtime. mronline.org The Biden-Harris Administration is sensing that Modi Govt, a perceived ally, is not to be seen as its war machine revs up in anticipation of a horrific war. Typically, if a country is not with the U.S., then, it must be against it. But India falls in a category by itself.

Ann Brown (2022-01-31). 7 Things To Know About Evette Ellis, The Electric Vehicle Clean Tech Entrepreneur. moguldom.com When electric vehicle drivers park their cars, most plug into one of 30,000 ChargePoint charging stations to stay topped up. ChargePoint claims to be the world's leading electric vehicle (EV) charging network, but the company doesn't own the stations on its network. Instead, stations are independently owned and operated by businesses that want to attract …

Dana Sanchez (2022-01-31). Hedge Funds, Large Investors Cut Startup Valuations As Public Stocks Sell Off. moguldom.com With the prospect of interest rate hikes looming, some market observers are calling the peak for startup valuations. Venture capital firms raised a record $128 billion for new funds in 2021, according to PitchBook. As hedge funds and other investors swamp private startups with huge checks, startup investors rarely change their minds about the price …

Ann Brown (2022-01-31). Driver Video Shows Road Rage Bustin' On Highway: 'Always Assume Americans Have Guns Without Mental Healthcare'. moguldom.com A violent road rage incident on a Florida interstate in which a driver fired nearly a dozen shots toward another car is leaving some on Twitter worried about Americans without adequate mental healthcare. Dashcam footage of the shooter, Eric Popper, 30, was recently released from an incident that took place in June 2021. Around 6: 53 …

Isheka N. Harrison (2022-01-31). Miss USA 2019, Lawyer Cheslie Kryst, 30, Jumped To Death From NYC Highrise. moguldom.com Cheslie Kryst — attorney, MBA and one of three Black women to make history as a part of America's first all-Black beauty queen trifecta in 2019 when she was crowned Miss USA — has died by suicide. She was 30. Hours before Kryst's death, she posted a serene selfie on Instagram with the caption, "May …

Ann Brown (2022-01-31). Largest DNA Study On African Ancestry: Black Americans Have Altered DNA From Slavery And Trauma. moguldom.com Black trauma, which has its roots in slavery, has affected the physical and mental health of generations of Black Americans, and the proof can be found in their altered DNA, studies have found. In 2020, a large DNA study traced the violent history of American slavery and found that trauma changed the DNA of Black …

Isheka N. Harrison (2022-01-31). Top Reparations Scholar And Economist Dr. Darity: Black Students May Be Less Damaged By Stereotypes At HCBUs. moguldom.com Renowned economist and Duke University Professor Dr. William "Sandy" Darity Jr. co-authored a study that shows negative racial stereotypes have little to no impact on the performance of Black students who attend historically Black colleges and universities (HBCUs). Published in the Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization, the study relied on data from lab experiments …

Kevin Mwanza (2022-01-31). #BinanceStopScamming Trends On Twitter: Nigerian Customers Complain Of Arbitrary Account Closures, No Answers. moguldom.com Nigerian customers of the world's largest cryptocurrency exchange took to Twitter with the hashtag #BinanceStopScamming to complain about arbitrary account closures and lack of responsiveness from the platform. Investors said that Binance blocked their accounts without any explanation and that they have been experiencing issues with the exchange since 2020, according to Nairametrics. Twitter has …

_____ (2022-01-31). US Military: a Civilian Killing Machine. journal-neo.org On August 29, 2021 when the US launched an air strike in Kabul supposedly on an ISIS hideout, it killed 10 innocent civilians. Victims included Zemari Ahmadi, who worked for a US-based aid organisation, and nine members of his family, including seven children. While the US officials back then were quick to affirm that the …

_____ (2022-01-31). Firearms Violence — an All-American National Trend. journal-neo.org Fashion, whatever form it may take, is a key element of human culture, an expression of the unique spirit of an age or nation. When discussing the fashion industry, we are generally referring to clothes and accessories. We even talk about the "fashion capitals of the world". The number one fashionable nation, naturally, is France, …

Canadian Tire Fire (2022-01-31). Canadian Tire Fire #27: The Far-Right Politics Driving the 'Freedom' Convoy, Land Defense Legal Updates. itsgoingdown.org photo: @MarkGerretsen This week, we report on the anti-mandate, far-Right truck convoy that been heading toward Ottawa, and the key far-Right members behind its fundraising and organization. We also share a small roundup of updates on land defenders facing charges across so-called Canada, and some actions taken over the past two weeks in solidarity with…

Alexander Rubinstein (2022-01-31). New Gates Foundation trustee led plot to overthrow Zimbabwean leader alongside US gov't. thegrayzone.com Listed as a US asset while spearheading Zimbabwean regime change plans, billionaire Strive Masiyiwa joins a cast of technocratic zealots on Gates' new board of trustees. In a shake-up of an institution named for one of the world's wealthiest and most influential oligarchs, Zimbabwean billionaire Strive Masiyiwa was appointed to the Gates Foundation's board of trustees this January. He will be joined on the board by a seemingly diverse cast of corporate elites known for their embrace of technocratic and …

Ali Abunimah (2022-01-31). EU using "Green Deal" funds to power Israeli settlements. electronicintifada.net Brussels' latest financial gift rewards Israel's criminal behavior.

Binoy Kampmark (2022-01-31). With Intent to Harm: The CIA, Schizophrenia and Denmark's Children. dissidentvoice.org It has become common fare to read ghoulish stories of child abuse in institutions supposedly created to care for the vulnerable. Orphanages, homes, religious orders have tended to feature, along with their assortments of innumerable sadists and pederasts. But in December, another institution caused ripples for its alleged role in abusing children. A Danish Radio …

In Defense of Liberation! (2022-01-31). Revolutionary Hope, Kinship, and Community w/Elena from the Red Nation. anchor.fm In this episode me and Elena from Red Power Hour and the Red Nation, were able to go over some really fun and important conversations. We discussed what we've been doing to cope and deal with everything going on since not only the beginning of the pandemic, as well as how we've been trying find ways to get organized and built community while this pandemic is enduring. It's difficult, it's scary, and one of the things we desperately need to know how to overcome. We have a desperate need for organizing, we have a desperate need to come together and to build towards a new world! Many groups, organizations, and peopl…

Sameena Rahman, Zach Farber (2022-01-31). The socialist case for CalCare. liberationnews.org Single-payer universal healthcare is within reach for Californians. On Jan. 20, Assembly Bill 1400, also known as CalCare, passed the California state assembly appropriations committee. If CalCare passes the assembly floor by Jan. 31 it will advance to the state senate.

Staff (2022-01-31). 5 February, Webinar: Remembering Samah Idriss. samidoun.net REMEMBERING SAMAH IDRISS: An Organic Intellectual and his Subversive Literary and Socio-Political Paths Speakers: RABAB ABDULHADI & RULA JURDI Saturday, February 5, 2022 11 am Pacific — 2 pm Eastern — 9 pm Palestine Register to join on Zoom: bit.ly/samahevent This webinar will take place in English. Organized by: Palestinian Alternative Revolutionary Path Movement (Masar …

Cira Pascual Marquina (2022-01-31). Radical Land Reform in Venezuela: A Conversation with Juan Carlos Loyo (Part I). mronline.org Chávez's agriculture minister talks about the revolutionary changes in land tenure that took place under the former president.

_____ (2022-01-31). Is Erdogan Trying to Revise his Foreign Policy? journal-neo.org Turkey has lately shown signs of a clearly growing socio-political crisis in the country. Its economy is going through a difficult, if not disastrous, phase: the lira is plummeting, foreign exchange reserves are shrinking, external debt and unemployment are skyrocketing. Against this background, the approval rate for Recep Tayyip Erdogan as head of state has …

Editor2 (2022-01-31). Following "Unjustifiable" UAE Bombing of Saada Prison, US & UN Condemn Yemeni Retaliation. orinocotribune.com By Ahmed Abdulkareem — Jan 25, 2022 | "This is the latest in a long line of unjustifiable airstrikes carried out by the Saudi-led Coalition on places like schools, hospitals, markets, wedding parties, and prisons." — Ahmed Mahat, head of the Doctors Without Borders mission in Yemen | SAADA, YEMEN — In a scene rife with chaos and crying, volunteers and a rescue squad pulled the bodies of 91 prisoners from the rubble of the Sa'ada City Remand Prison in southern Yemen on Tuesday. Early last Friday morning, United Arab Emirates (UAE) warplanes supported by the United States targeted the overcrowded p…

Michael Lord (2022-01-31). Klaus Schwab's WEF "School for Covid Dictators", a Plan for the "Great Reset" globalresearch.ca Economist Ernst Wolff believes that a hidden alliance of political and corporate leaders is exploiting the pandemic with the aim of crashing national economies and introducing a global digital currency. | How is it that more than 190 governments from all …

WSWS (2022-01-31). Detroit teachers oppose resumption of in-person classes for 50,000 students. wsws.org Public schools are reopening in Detroit on Monday after a month of virtual-only classes because of the high rates of COVID-19 throughout state's largest school district.

WSWS (2022-01-31). Verdi's Macbeth at La Scala in Milan: The opera of the year—an inspirational experience for millions of viewers. wsws.org The new production of Giuseppe Verdi's opera Macbeth at La Scala in Milan, which launched the country's 2021-22 opera season on December 7, can justifiably be called the "opera of the year."

Mouris Salloum George (2022-01-31). México — El Estado, obra superior de la cultura. globalizacion.ca Desde que el viejo Hegel comparó a la ley con el mitológico Búho de Minerva, que extiende las alas sobre la sociedad al crepúsculo del día, cuando las costumbres estaban establecidas, el carácter conservador del derecho se entendió por encima…

Adriaan Alsema (2022-01-31). UN flags Colombia as 'hunger hotspot'. colombiareports.com The United Nations' Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) warned that the food security of Colombia's poor could deteriorate in the coming months. The FAO added Colombia to a list of…

Sharon Akunda (2022-01-31). Kenya: Minibus blast kills 7. plusnews.ug At least seven people were killed and 13 others wounded after a vehicle they were traveling in ran over an Improvised Explosive Device (IED) in Mandera county on Monday, health and police officials said. County director of health Services Abdi Maalim said Mandera Referral Hospital had received seven bodies and 13 injured patients, among them …

àÅngel Guerra Cabrera (2022-01-31). Rusia-EE.UU.: øQuién amenaza a quién? globalizacion.ca Si uno se deja llevar por la alharaca de los medios hegemónicos imperialistas, llega a la conclusión de que las tropas rusas están a punto de ocupar Ucrania y plantar en el corazón de Kiev la bandera de las franjas…

Staff (2022-01-31). Black Lives Matter Co-Founder Patrisse Cullors on Abolition & Imagining a Society Based on Care. democracynow.org We speak with Black Lives Matter co-founder Patrisse Cullors about her new book, "An Abolitionist's Handbook," which lays out her journey toward abolition and 12 principles activists can follow to practice abolition, which she describes as the elimination of police, prisons, jails, surveillance and the current court system. "We have to imagine what we would do with these dollars, with these budgets, and they have to really be an imagination that's grounded in care," says Cullors. She also speaks about her community organizing in Los Angeles, which fought $3.5 billion worth of jail expansion, and her multi-year co…

Prof Michel Chossudovsky (2022-01-31). Video: Justin Trudeau Accuses Freedom Convoy 2022 of Propagating Hatred, Racism and Violence. globalresearch.ca

Adriaan Alsema (2022-01-31). Colombia's moderate election candidates in crisis. colombiareports.com Infighting among Colombia's moderate presidential candidates caused the implosion of their "centrist" coalition. Presidential candidate Ingrid Betancourt said Saturday that her Green Oxygen party would leave the "Center Hope Coalition"…

WSWS (2022-01-31). Expiration of expanded tax credit throws millions of US children into poverty. wsws.org Amid a surge in the Omicron variant which has sickened millions, the Democrats have allowed expanded child tax credit (CTC) payments to expire with 30 million families not seeing the payments on January 15 after just six months of the program.

imperial.ac.uk (2022-01-31). First global analysis of rare high cholesterol disorder shows vast disparities. imperial.ac.uk Homozygous Familial Hypercholesterolaemia is often diagnosed late and is under-treated, causing hotspots of cardiovascular disease risk worldwide.

Plus News (2022-01-31). Football star Greenwood arrested, United suspends him over rape claim. plusnews.ug Manchester United footballer Mason Greenwood has been arrested on suspicion of rape and assault following allegations on social media and that led to the club announcing an indefinite suspension of the forward. Greater Manchester Police said it was made aware of "social media images and videos posted by a woman reporting incidents of physical violence". It added …

Rachel Evans (2022-01-31). Mardi Gras Inc's attempt to sue activists rejected. greenleft.org.au A well-attended Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras annual general meeting voted overwhelmingly against the exclusion of activist organisations. Rachel Evans reports.

WSWS (2022-01-31). This week in history: January 31-February 6. wsws.org This column profiles important historical events which took place during this week, 25 years ago, 50 years ago, 75 years ago and 100 years ago.

Fight Back (2022-01-31). New Yorkers protest Mayor Adams and Act 60. fightbacknews.org New York, NY – On the evening of January 28, hours before a nor'easter was going to hit the east coast, a few dozen people gathered in front of City Hall to demand that Mayor Adams end his relationship with Brock Pierce, a crypto currency expert. | The protest was organized by New York Boricua Resistance and Colectiva Solidaridad right in front of Mayor Adam's office, who has already incited concern from progressives throughout the city as he's doubled down on supporting the corrupt NYPD. However, Adam's new project is Act 60, and the main beneficiary is Brock Pierce. | Act 60 is the short form name for "The Tax…

Ben Courtice (2022-01-31). Can we stop the insect apocalypse? greenleft.org.au Ben Courtice reviews Silent Earth, which describes the crisis of declining insect populations, but falls short on the solutions required to turn this around.

WSWS (2022-01-31). Brazil's Workers Party lays out 2022 election program: austerity and corporatism. wsws.org Behind bombastic announcements that the party intends to "undo" the austerity imposed over the last five years, the PT is criticizing Bolsonaro's inability to control spending and attract foreign capital.

Muhammed Shabeer (2022-01-31). Strident opposition builds up to Tory government's Health and Care Bill. peoplesdispatch.org The Conservative government' Health and Care Bill 2021-22 is currently undergoing deliberations at the committee stage in the House of Lords. Critics say it will lead to greater private control over the National Health Service…

WSWS (2022-01-31). SEP (Australia) files objection to party deregistration. wsws.org The SEP is demanding the basic democratic right to stand candidates in its name at the looming federal election in order to advance, in the broadest possible way, the necessary socialist perspective, based on the protection of health and lives, not private profit.

WSWS (2022-01-31). Teachers denounce forced reopening of Australian schools amid COVID explosion. wsws.org An educator in Melbourne, where classes return today, said: "It is COVID roulette for teachers."

WSWS (2022-01-31). Thousands of Sri Lankan health workers hold one-day strike in Western Province. wsws.org Repeated struggles in the health sector indicate that the working class will not accept the government's attack, and is determined to defend its living conditions and social rights.

Ssebunya David (2022-01-31). Museveni meets DRC security chiefs, calls for unity in fighting ADF. plusnews.ug President Yoweri Museveni has assured the people of Uganda and the Democratic republic of Congo of total peace after the two countries launched joint operations to flush out the Allied Democratic Forces from Eastern Congo. The President was Sunday addressing a delegation of security chiefs from the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) led by their …

WSWS (2022-01-31). Labour run Coventry council mount strike breaking operation against bin workers. wsws.org Unite the union is doing everything to isolate and end a dispute that is the highest expression of an offensive by councils of all political stripes, allied with private company management, against workers throughout the sector.

WSWS (2022-01-31). Greater Manchester drivers escalate pay strike against First Bus: "It's modernised slavery" wsws.org First Bus insisted on a pay freeze last year due to the pandemic, and drivers say they have not had a real pay rise in three years.

WSWS (2022-01-31). Fascist podcaster manipulates tragic case of Minnesota COVID patient to attack health care providers. wsws.org Far-right elements are using the case of Scott Quiner, a ventilated COVID-19 patient who died after being moved from Mercy Hospital in Minnesota to a Texas hospital, as a rallying point for anti-vaccine forces.

WSWS (2022-01-31). At Texas rally, Trump promises to pardon January 6 militia foot soldiers if reelected. wsws.org Flanked by top Texas Republicans, including Governor Greg Abbott, the former president incited fascistic violence against immigrants and his political and legal enemies while reiterating his "stolen election" lies.

Ramzy Baroud (2022-01-31). Israel's Hasbara in Sheikh Jarrah: On Gilad Erdan's 'Terrorist' Rock and Faulty Logic. orinocotribune.com By Ramzy Baroud — Jan 26, 2022 | Israeli Ambassador to the United Nations, Gilad Erdan, is leading his country's anti-Palestinian propaganda, this time engaging in pre-emptive hasbara in anticipation of a Palestinian response to the ongoing evictions in the East Jerusalem neighborhood of Sheikh Jarrah. | "Would you consider it a terror attack if a rock like this was thrown at your car while driving with your children?" Erdan

WSWS (2022-01-31). Stop the intra-company bidding war at Ford! No concessions—neither in Saarlouis nor in Valencia. wsws.org We are no longer prepared to accept the systematic sellout of our jobs and the constant deterioration of our wages and working conditions without a fight.

Muhammed Shabeer (2022-01-31). Irish people mark 50th anniversary of Bloody Sunday massacre. peoplesdispatch.org On January 30, 1972, 14 civilians were shot dead and several others injured by the British army during a civil rights march on the streets of Derry in Northern Ireland…

WSWS (2022-01-31). Detroit teachers denounce resumption of in-person classes for 50,000 students. wsws.org Public schools are reopening in Detroit on Monday after a month of virtual-only classes because of the high rates of COVID-19 throughout state's largest school district.

Byul Ryan-Im (2022-01-31). The Weekly Round-Up: Partygate, trans rights and terrorist flags. ukhumanrightsblog.com In the news: The Metropolitan Police have been criticised for their request to Sue Grey not to prejudice their investigation into parties held at Downing Street during lockdown. Ms Grey has yet to publish her report into the parties, but a "heavily redacted" version is expected "imminently" according to the Guardian. The Met requested the report to make "minimal reference" …

Staff (2022-01-31). Leonard Peltier Has COVID; His Lawyer — an Ex-Federal Judge — Calls for Native Leader to Be Freed. democracynow.org Jailed 77-year-old Native American activist Leonard Peltier has tested positive for COVID-19 less than a week after describing his prison conditions as a "torture chamber." Peltier was convicted of aiding and abetting the killing of two FBI agents during a shootout on South Dakota's Pine Ridge Reservation in 1975 while a member of the American Indian Movement. He has long maintained his innocence and is considered by Amnesty International as a political prisoner. We speak with his lawyer and former federal judge Kevin Sharp, who says Peltier's case was riddled with misconduct, including witness intimidation and w…

WSWS (2022-01-31). New York, Michigan and Ohio end contact tracing. wsws.org Many of the largest American states have officially ended their contact tracing programs as part of a coordinated nationwide policy to allow virtually the entire American population to be infected with the potentially deadly and debilitating COVID-19.

WSWS (2022-01-31). NYC mayor Adams steps up law and order campaign after two police officers killed. wsws.org The city's new Democratic mayor, along with the entire political establishment and bourgeois media, is preparing increased police repression as a response to growing working class resistance to the pandemic and its consequences.

William Briggs (2022-01-31). COVID-19 vaccines, a 'testament' to capitalism? greenleft.org.au There was no altruism in the speed in which pharmaceutical companies developed successful vaccines. The very future of capitalism relied on science's ability to keep the wheels turning, argues William Briggs.

WSWS (2022-01-31). The NHS vaccine mandate: Corbyn, pseudo-left and trade unions join Tory and libertarian right. wsws.org Like the Tory right, the union bureaucracy, their spokesperson Corbyn and their backers in the pseudo-left see no sense in requiring vaccination against a disease which they have accepted will be widespread throughout society forever.

WSWS (2022-01-31). National Labor Relations Board schedules new election at Amazon warehouse in Bessemer, Alabama. wsws.org The RWDSU's campaign at Amazon has relied on unprecedented support from the Democratic Party, for whom the pro-corporate unions are a key element in their strategy to enforce labor discipline upon and increasingly restive workforce.

Global Research (2022-01-31). El gabinete de Boric y el equilibrio político del país. globalizacion.ca El equilibrio político del país se encuentra en constante movimiento. La definición del gabinete del futuro gobierno se inscribe precisamente en esa lógica. Aparte de calmar ciertas ansiedades, la definición de los futuros ministros vino a sentar las bases político-sociales…

Rehad Desai (2022-01-31). Joining the dots: Pandemics and political economy. greenleft.org.au Climate Justice puts the people most affected by the crisis at the centre of the solution. Health Justice must do the same, argues Rehad Desai.

WSWS (2022-01-31). Mass school reopenings in Australia amid record COVID deaths. wsws.org Governments admit that the reopening of schools in NSW and Victoria this week will result in mass transmission among teachers and students.

Editor (2022-01-31). Wikileaks' invaluable contributions to journalism and people's movements. mronline.org The information shared by Wikileaks has strengthened the resistance against repressive governments by exposing the gaps between their actions and their carefully crafted narratives.

Sara Flounders (2022-01-30). Capitalist Russia: a target, not a superpower. workers.org This article, originally published July 12, 2017, by Workers World, remains timely in January 2022 as the U.S. threatens war at the Russian border with Ukraine and ramps up China-baiting in an attempt to break up agreements being forged between nations seeking to remain independent of U.S. imperialism. See also . . . |

New Atlas (2022-01-30). China's Belt & Road Already Delivering for Southeast Asia. newatlas.report January 30, 2022 (Brian Berletic — NEO) — The West's propaganda campaign against China is attempting to convince the world that Beijing and its policies pose a global threat. China is accused of everything from presenting an outright military threat to its neighbors and the world, to sinisterly trapping nations in debt for infrastructure projects …

Editor (2022-01-30). Lee Camp and Legendary Journalist John Pilger on Assange, Ukraine, & More. scheerpost.com Lee Camp has a very important guest this week. John Pilger is a brilliant journalist with a long history of award-winning reporting. They discuss the show-trial faced by Julian Assange and the current situation on the border of Russia and Ukraine. Julian Assange recently received some good news after a decade of torturous detainment when a British court decided that he could appeal his extradition into the hands of a government who had tried to assassinate him. They then dive into the current reality of a collapsing U.S. Empire and how it's leading into a dangerous period of nuclear brinkmanship between the…

Staff (2022-01-30). Hungary does not need NATO reinforcements amid Ukraine standoff — minister. rt.com Hungary continues to oppose Ukraine's NATO aspirations, as it deems Kiev's actions "unacceptable" for the alliance | Hungary doesn't need any NATO troops deployed to its territory amid the ongoing Ukraine standoff, defense minister Tibor Benko told local broadcaster InfoRadio in an interview on Thursday. | The official confirmed reports that the US and NATO have been negotiating with all the member states bordering Russia, Ukraine, or both, on additional deployments of troops from the bloc. Budapest, however, believes its own military is capable of providing all the security it needs, without any help from NAT…

Benjamin Zinevich (2022-01-30). Emergency rally at White House demands 'No War with Russia,' NATO be disbanded. liberationnews.org ANSWER organizer Sean Blackmon, who helped lead the event, remarked how "there is no voice of peace inside this U.S. government, Democrat or Republican."

Manuel Raposo (2022-01-30). Which side are you on? U.S.-EU vs. Russia-China. workers.org Raposo, editor of jornalmudardevida.net, in which this article was published Jan. 26, refutes the conclusions of another article titled, "Putin and Xi Jinping, imperialism's favorites," arguing they are enemies who serve the goals of imperialism by giving the imperialists a pretext for attack. Raposo's response serves to answer anyone on . . . |

_____ (2022-01-30). Biden Spits on Putin's Request for Security. strategic-culture.org By Mike WHITNEY | "The main issue is our clear position on the unacceptability of further NATO expansion to the East and the deployment of highly-destructive weapons that could threaten the territory of the Russian Federation." Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov | Washington delivered a slap in the face to Moscow on Wednesday when U.S. ambassador John Sullivan provided a written response to Russia's proposals for security guarantees. The missive was given to Deputy Foreign Minister Alexander Grushko who did not reveal the contents but passed them on to Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov for analysis. Lavr…

sputniknews (2022-01-30). UK Could Send Jets, Warships to Protect NATO Allies, Boris Johnson Says. sputniknews.com LONDON (Sputnik) – The United Kingdom is considering boosting its military support for NATO allies and could double its forces deployed in Estonia, the office of British Prime Minister Boris Johnson informs.

Rick Rozoff (2022-01-30). White House makes "strategic decision" to wage war on unflattering words about NATO. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com In all seriousness, the U.S. government may not be far from investigating and charging critics of the world's mightiest military alliance with treason. Over two years ago the NATO Strategic Communication Centre of Excellence conducted an "experiment" with Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and Instagram, and then denounced the four for permitting "social media manipulation" on their …

Rick Rozoff (2022-01-30). British military to "deploy across Europe to support NATO allies on land, at sea and in the air" — Johnson. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com Johnson like Biden is in deep trouble at home and is attempting a Churchill moment. "We shall go on to the end…we shall fight on the seas and oceans, we shall fight with growing confidence and growing strength in the air…we shall fight on the landing grounds." June 4, 1940War as diversion. The American equivalent. …

TASS (2022-01-30). US sanctions against Russia may destabilize global financial system – report. tass.com The article says, such step may cause serious reciprocal measures from Russia…

Cynthia Papermaster (2022-01-30). Tuesday 2/1: Emergency Action: "Negotiate, Don't Escalate: No War With Russia!" indybay.org San Francisco Ferry Bldg., foot of Market Street…

Editor2 (2022-01-30). Sanctions in the New Cold War on China. orinocotribune.com By Carlos Martinez — Jan 27, 2022 | The following article by Carlos Martinez features as a chapter in the forthcoming book Sanctions Kill — The World Stands Up. The article provides a detailed analysis of the sanctions imposed by the US and its allies on the People's Republic of China and exposes the role they play within the escalating New Cold War. | Sanctions Kill — The World Stands Up will be published by World View Forum in early Spring 2022. | Background | The instinctive attitude of the United States towards the Chinese Revolution was of course one of hostility. In a protracted war between…

Staff (2022-01-30). Margaud Godoy Appointed as Venezuelan Ambassador to Honduras. orinocotribune.com Margaud Godoy has been appointed as Venezuela's ambassador to Honduras, as the two countries resumed diplomatic relations after a break of almost three years. Venezuelan Foreign Affairs Minister Félix Plasencia informed that Godoy's diplomatic credentials as the country's ambassador to Honduras have been delivered to the Foreign Affairs Minister of Honduras, Enrique Reina. | Plasencia highlighted that Godoy's credentials were submitted to the Honduran foreign affairs minister at a ceremony held at the Government Palace in Tegucigalpa, Honduras. | Godoy is a lawyer, expert in criminal proceedings. She graduated in…

Staff (2022-01-30). Colombian Narco-Trafficking Network Involving Deputies and Mayors Busted by Venezuelan Authorities. orinocotribune.com The National Anti-Drug Superintendence (SUNAD) of Venezuela announced this Friday, January 28, the dismantling of a drug trafficking network that had involved some Venezuelan officials. Víctor Julio Cano Páez, of Colombian nationality, was in charge of recruiting Venezuelan elected public officials (deputies and mayors) and induct them into the network. So far, 16 people have been arrested as alleged members of that network, including a mayor, three deputies, a state legislator and an assistant working at the National Assembly. | Cano Páez was arrested on November 7, 2021 at the La Guaira Maritime Port, when the…

José Manuel Blanco Diaz (2022-01-30). There are No Untouchables: Another Gasoline Mafia Dismantled in Venezuela. orinocotribune.com In another blow to the gasoline mafia in Venezuela, within the framework of the "Iron Hand" operation against fuel mafias, several officials from Anzoátegui state were captured for being involved in fuel smuggling. Among the arrested individuals is the mayor of Independencia municipality (Soledad), Carlos Rafael Vidal Bolívar; as well as the Superior Prosecutor of Bolívar state, Manuel Junior Gil da Silva. | This was reported by the Venezuelan Minister for Petroleum, Tareck El Aissami. He also informed about the arrest of a captain of the Bolivarian National Guard (GNB), Antonio José Barrios González, commander o…

IGD Worldwide (2022-01-30). UK Threatens Anarchist Prisoner Toby Shone with Years of Post-Release Criminalization and Extreme Surveillance. itsgoingdown.org | Syndicated from While nobody should look to the so-called judicial system for justice, the extrajudicial prosecution of anarchists is a trend that has spread further across the globe in recent years. | The state is so shamelessly vindictive, so unabashedly a weapon against freedom that more and more anarchists worldwide face extreme repression without even the formality of a conviction or an official guilty verdic…

_____ (2022-01-30). A Journey From Incineration Toward Zero Waste. popularresistance.org As you enter Chester, Pennsylvania, and drive by 10 Highland Ave, chances are you just took a breath of mercury, soot, and lead. You might have also seen a big smokestack as you drove by, and if you did, you would have seen the country's largest trash incinerator run by a company called Covanta. This incinerator sits in a mostly Black neighborhood in which one-third of the residents live under the poverty line. The location of this incinerator, however, is far from a coincidence. | Forty-five percent of all incinerators in the country are in neighborhoods where people of color are a majority or a higher percentag…

_____ (2022-01-30). Congress Launches New Pro-Israel 'Cheerleading' Caucus. popularresistance.org Washington – Earlier this month, Congress launched the bicameral, bipartisan Abraham Accords Caucus to support normalization between Israel and Arab states. Backed by pro-Israel groups, this new political development can be interpreted as a way for the Israel lobby to regain its power over a U.S. Congress that is increasingly critical of Israel. | Described as a "cheerleading squad" in the Jewish Insider by its co-chair, Sen. James Lankford (R-OK), the caucus's stated goals include expanding the Abraham Accords agreements and fostering regional peace. The group's other co-chairs are Sens. Jacky Rosen (D-NV), Joni…

_____ (2022-01-30). Fascism's 'Legal Phase' Has Begun. popularresistance.org When Republicans blocked the John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act on January 19, 2022, they removed the last safety net preventing the U.S.'s plummet toward authoritarianism. As a result, we are at this moment in a state of free-fall, the culmination of a state-level Legislative And Enforcement Landscape that directly mirrors Jim Crow — or as fascism scholar Jason Stanley recently put it, "America is now in fascism's legal phase." Although we do have ways of fighting back, the situation is dire. | We often hear that the U.S.'s founding documents, courts and institutions make it immune to despotism, but…

_____ (2022-01-30). How Politicians Are Papering Over Social Problems Caused By Capitalism. popularresistance.org The declines of U.S. capitalism and of its imperial position provoke fear among its mainstream politicians. Their response, in large part, has been to deny that any such decline is happening. These politicians do this partly by acting as though the U.S. remains in the globally dominant position it occupied in the second half of the 20th century. Thus, to maintain this illusion, they start wars in the Middle East, maintain military bases in dozens of countries, intervene in other countries at will and describe the U.S. as the global guarantor of peace, security, and democracy. | Yet these U.S. politicians also sen…

_____ (2022-01-30). The Global Links Of The Recent Escalation In The Yemen Conflict. popularresistance.org The last month has seen a drastic escalation in the war in Yemen. According to the UN, January will most likely be the month with the highest ever casualties reported since the war began in 2014. The January 21 strike on a prison in Sa'ada which killed 91 people marked the highest death toll in a single strike in the last three years. The number of airstrikes carried out by the Saudi Arabia-led coalition last December was already the highest in years. In all likelihood, this figure will be even higher by the end of January. | On the other hand, the Houthis have demonstrated their capacity and willingness to retal…

_____ (2022-01-30). The Pressure Campaign On Spotify To Remove Joe Rogan. popularresistance.org American liberals are obsessed with finding ways to silence and censor their adversaries. Every week, if not every day, they have new targets they want de-platformed, banned, silenced, and otherwise prevented from speaking or being heard (by "liberals," I mean the term of self-description used by the dominant wing of the Democratic Party). | For years, their preferred censorship tactic was to expand and distort the concept of "hate speech" to mean "views that make us uncomfortable," and then demand that such "hateful" views be prohibited on that basis. For that reason, it is now common to hear Democrats assert, f…

Claudia Drdul (2022-01-30). Columbia Student Workers win 10-week battle against greedy university. liberationnews.org Student workers "cannot educate unless we have everything we need to live outside our role as educators."

In Defense of Liberation! (2022-01-30). Morning Commute w/In Defense of Liberation (1/30/2022). anchor.fm This is the very first officially titled "morning commute with in defense of liberation!" in this episode we talk about all sorts of ongoing movements, and how we must fight to defend the revolutionary potential and human right of people fighting for self-determination and liberation. We talk about also the need to build connections and community, and just other stuff that's on my mind. From now on all episodes titled morning commute will be without a necessary central focus, me talking on my drive to work. Let me know what you think!

Stephanie Pavlick & Kit Baril (2022-01-30). Bridge collapses in Pittsburgh same day that Biden visits to tout infrastructure bill. liberationnews.org Infrastructure in the United States is falling apart, and it's working people who have to suffer the fallout.

Winn Ellinger (2022-01-30). Karankawa nation protests dangerous pipeline expansion into sacred land. liberationnews.org Chiara, a Karankawa organizer, gave an impassioned speech defending the environment of her people's homeland and called out Bank of America for financing fossil fuel extraction.

This Week in Fascism (2022-01-30). This Week in Fascism #126: Down in the Dumps with Patriot Front; Boise Stands Tall Against far-Right; Trolls Lie About Dartmouth Bomb Scare. itsgoingdown.org Welcome fellow antifascists! It's been a bad couple of weeks for Patriot Front. First, journalists at Unicorn Riot leaked mass amounts of photos, video, and chat messages they hoped no one would ever see, then antifascists showed how they ruined their photo-op in DC late last year, and now, members of the group are being…

_____ (2022-01-30). Buenaventura, Colombia Strikes Against Racial Capitalism. popularresistance.org In 2017, Junior Jein, a rapper from Buenaventura [Colombia], released a song that became the anthem of a protest. But he did not appear in the music video. Instead, karaoke-style lyrics play alongside a CGI television set that shows clips of police motorcades patrolling the city, cops raiding neighborhoods, and children choking on tear gas. In the background, a steady fire burns through a chain link fence bordered by the yellow and green flags of Buenaventura. | The chorus repeats: "ESMAD, fucking ESMAD. Esa es la respuesta que el gobierno nos da." ESMAD, that's the response that the government gives us. | Junior…

Andy Kroll (2022-01-30). Islamophobia and the Capitol Insurrection. tomdispatch.com Fox News anchor Tucker Carlson excused one of the leaders of the extremist Oath Keepers organization implicated in the January 6th insurrection by describing him as "a devout Christian." It's safe to surmise that he wouldn't have offered a similar defense for a Muslim American. Since September 11th, and even before that ominous date, they have suffered bitterly from discrimination and hate crimes in this country, while their religion has been demonized. During the first year of the Trump administration, about half of Muslim Americans polled said that they had personally experienced some type of discrimination. No…

_____ (2022-01-30). Did Justin Trudeau Pick the Wrong Fight With Canadian Truckers? strategic-culture.org It's not a good sign that Justin Trudeau has removed himself from the public spotlight at possibly the most pivotal point in his political career. | The Canadian Prime Minister, who recently described the trucker convoy as a "small fringe minority" who hold "unacceptable views" against Covid mantes, may have unwittingly unleashed the greatest challenge ever to his political career. | Like those in the medical profession, long-haul truckers dutifully perform their jobs largely behind the scenes, even during the peak of the Covid pandemic. And just like thousands of nurses and doctors — many of whom were expo…

Prof Michel Chossudovsky (2022-01-30). 50 Years of Crimes against Humanity: From Bloody Sunday in Derry, Northern Ireland to Croatia, Kosovo and Iraq. globalresearch.ca Almost forty years later: The 5000 page Saville Commission Report into the 1972 Bloody Sunday massacre in Derry, Northern Ireland, fails to identify who were the perpetrators, both within H.M government and the British Army.

Victor Grossman (2022-01-30). Nonsense and panic: Berlin Bulletin no. 198, January 30, 2022. mronline.org Why do foolhardy spoilers insist on causing embarrassment? Why must out-of-step fools upset well-steered apple-carts? Why did German vice-admiral Kay-Achim Schà∂nbach open his big mouth on Saturday in far-off Mumbai—and spill so many beans? Many or most U.S. media overlooked it—that is, buried it. Or emasculated it. In Germany they couldn't fully ignore it—though unpleasant …

Joel Warner (2022-01-30). WEEKEND READER: Nursing Home Execs Fess Up. dailyposter.com

Peoples Dispatch (2022-01-30). Italian students and youth protest government apathy and flawed policies. peoplesdispatch.org Student and youth organizations have been on the streets of Italy demanding justice for Lorenzo Parelli, who, while working as an intern for a private company, died when a steel girder fell on him on January 21. The students have blamed an exploitative school reform of 2015 which implemented a mandatory internship for students responsible for his death.

Prof Michel Chossudovsky (2022-01-30). The "Killer Vaccine" Worldwide. 7.9 Billion People. globalresearch.ca The stated objective is to enforce the Worldwide vaccination of 7.9 billion people in more than 190 countries, to be followed by the imposition of a digitized "vaccine passport". The evidence of mortality and morbidity resulting from the vaccine is overwhelming. Needless to say this is a multi-billion dollar operation for Big Pharma.

_____ (2022-01-30). On Contact: Assange Can Appeal UK Supreme Court. popularresistance.org The British High Court of England and Wales on Monday said it would allow the imprisoned publisher of WikiLeaks, Julian Assange, to, in essence, appeal a ruling that would have seen him extradited to the United States where he faces a possible 175 years in prison for the publication of classified documents and videos. | The High Court technically refused to allow an appeal to the Supreme Court, but, in a legal loophole, it left it up to that court to determine whether it will grant permission to consider one legal issue. | "We certify a single point of law … in what circumstances can an appellate court receive…

Peoples Dispatch (2022-01-30). Repsol oil spill declared worst ecological disaster in Peru's recent history. peoplesdispatch.org Peru is in the midst of dealing with a major oil spill just 30 kilometers from the capital city Lima. On January 15th, 6,000 barrels of crude oil spilled into the ocean while a tanker was unloading at a Repsol facility.

_____ (2022-01-30). Venezuelan Coup Attempt Leader Might End Up In Prison Soon. popularresistance.org As The Canary has consistently reported, the US-backed coup attempt in Venezuela has been degenerating into an increasingly pathetic and embarrassing spectacle. Now, in one final gasp of desperation, Juan Guaidó has called for a fresh round of protests next month. But it looks like he and his dwindling band of followers' hopes of toppling the government will soon be dashed. Because there are now growing calls for his prosecution for crimes including treason. | Washington and its mouthpieces in the corporate-owned media will surely crow that this somehow constitutes 'proof' of the Venezuelan government's authorita…

_____ (2022-01-30). Is Democracy Dying or America Disintegrating? strategic-culture.org By Patrick BUCHANAN | "What do we mean by the Revolution? The war? That was no part of the revolution; it was only an effect and consequence of it. The revolution was in the minds of the people." | What did John Adams mean when he wrote this to Thomas Jefferson in 1815, after both had served as president? | Adams was saying that America, the country that took up arms and fought for its independence from the British, was already a nation — before 1775. | America preexisted the Constitution, Adams is saying. America had been conceived and born before he and Jefferson began to write its Declaration of Independ…

Gérard Delépine (2022-01-30). High Recorded Mortality in Countries Categorized as "Covid-19 Vaccine Champions". The Vaccinated Suffer from Increased Risk of Mortality. globalresearch.ca This "health strategy" based on false simulations, lies, promises never kept, propaganda and the fear campaign has become unbearable. In turn it has been followed by the extortion of consent to be vaccinated, by outright blackmail.

Jean-Philippe Stone (2022-01-30). The Obama Line, Samantha Power, and U.S. Intervention in West Africa During the Ebola Epidemic. mronline.org December 2013 marked the beginning of the worst Ebola outbreak in history. Ebola, a severe hemorrhagic virus which causes muscle and joint pain, diarrhea, vomiting, and bleeding, spread from Guinean forests to the capitals of Liberia and Sierra Leone by the summer of 2014.

Eamonn McCann (2022-01-30). 50 Years Ago: The Bloody Sunday Massacre (1972) in Northern Ireland: Comments by "Toxic Clown Boris" Johnson. globalresearch.ca First published by Global Research on March 6, 2019 | The toxic clown Boris Johnson has told the Daily Telegraph that "it feels sickening" that charges might be brought against some of the paratroopers who killed or wounded 28 unarmed people …

Newsclick (2022-01-30). Pandemic vs endemic debate: A brief explanation. peoplesdispatch.org Immunologist Dr. Satyajit Rath and NewsClick's Prabir Purkayastha review the COVID-19 situation in India and also discuss the ongoing debate on what pandemics and endemics are. They also look at the possible reasons behind the high death toll in the United States compared to India and try to understand the severity of the Omicron variant of the SARS-CoV-2 virus and why it should not be taken as a milder version of the virus.

Paul Haeder (2022-01-30). Requiem for a People-Centered World Dream. dissidentvoice.org My dream is to invite a reader into a room and pour a nice cup of tea . . . and then nail the door shut. — author Charles Bowden, 2010 NPR interview There is so much daily that expresses so much about the slippery slopes we are in globally because of predatory-penury-parasitic-pugilistic capitalism. In the …

Editor (2022-01-30). ACLU Demands 'Truly Systemic Overhaul' of U.S. Civilian Harm Policies. scheerpost.com By Jessica Corbett / Common Dreams After the Pentagon chief moved to improve how the U.S. mitigates and responds to civilian harm, the ACLU on Thursday urged more sweeping action in light of recent tragedies, including an August drone strike that killed 10 people in Afghanistan. "While a serious Defense Department focus on civilian harm is long overdue and welcome, it's …

Muhammed Shabeer (2022-01-30). "Occupation brings no progress for any country except destruction, bloodshed and looting" peoplesdispatch.org Abdul Qadir Fazli speaks with Peoples Dispatch about the ongoing crisis in Afghanistan and how US imperialism has weakened and destabilized the country over the past several decades…

Editor (2022-01-30). The Supreme Court Just Allowed the Executions of Two Disabled Black Men. scheerpost.com Officials from San Quentin State Prison in California display the prison's lethal injection facility in 2010. California recently placed a moratorium on capital punishment, but other states are moving in the opposite direction, pursuing methods such as gas chambers and firing squads. MICHAEL MACOR / THE SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE VIA GETTY IMAGES | By Mike Ludwig / In what activists warn could be the first in a spike of executions this year, Matthew Reeves and Donald Anthony Grant were k…

Benjamin Norton (2022-01-30). Saudi Arabia kills 91, injures 236 in Yemen with US-made bomb from Raytheon. multipolarista.com Saudi Arabia attacked a detention center in Yemen's Saada city with a US-made laser-guided bomb from Raytheon, killing 91 people and injuring 236 more. President Joe Biden claimed he would end US support for Saudi bombing, but has not.

Juan Cole (2022-01-30). In Parable for Occupation, Autopsy Shows Israeli Troops mistreated American on West Bank, leading to his Death. juancole.com Ann Arbor (Informed Comment) — Last week was another in a long line of public relations disasters for the Israeli state, as its unacceptable military occupation of millions of stateless Palestinians continues. It isn't just that the Palestinians are deprived by Israel of basic human rights. Israeli policy is to strip from them in piecemeal …

Angela (2022-01-30). Sunday 2/6: Q&A Discussion of the documentary film "Soldier on the Roof" indybay.org

City Lights Booksellers (2022-01-30). Tuesday 2/22: W. E. B. Du Bois: Early 20th Century Philosopher & Writer as Contemporary to Our Time. indybay.org Online event via Zoom…

US Holocaust Memorial Museum (2022-01-30). Wednesday 2/9: Live Conversation w/ Holocaust Survivor Irene Weiss at US Holocaust Memorial Museum. indybay.org Virtual event (FREE)…

National Organization of Women (2022-01-30). Wednesday 2/9: "One Fair Wage: Ending Subminimum Pay in America" w/ Author & Activist, Saru Jayaraman. indybay.org Online event…

The Xerces Society (2022-01-30). Western monarchs rebound to final tally of nearly 250,000 butterflies. indybay.org PORTLAND, Ore.; Tuesday, January 25, 2022 — For decades, the Western Monarch Thanksgiving Count has been cataloging the rapid decline of one of North America's most enigmatic butterflies. In a surprising and remarkable outcome, this winter brought a final tally of 247,237 monarch butterflies observed across the West, an over 100-fold increase from the previous year's total of less than 2,000 monarchs and the highest total since 2016.

Angela (2022-01-30). Saturday 1/29: Restoring Our Environment: The struggle to heal a land degraded by occupation. indybay.org

teleSUR, JGN (2022-01-30). Pdta. de Honduras subraya fortalecimiento de lazos con México. telesurtv.net La jefa de Estado hondureña se mostró optimista con "la perspectiva de trabajo en conjunto y cooperación que se vislumbra en la relación de nuestras naciones".

Brenda Norrell (2022-01-30). Nevada and Canada: Laboratories for Genocide and Death. indybay.org The United States government left a trail of cancer and death for Western Shoshone during secret atomic bomb testing, Western Shoshone Ian Zabarte tells the White House. In Canada, the government and churches carried out the systematic kidnapping, starvation, torture and murder of Native children who were incarcerated in residential schools. As unmarked graves of children are discovered, the horrific abuse and medical experiments are described by The Tyee media. Mohawk Mothers are holding McGill responsible in Montreal for UKUltra torture and mind control experiments on Mohawk children conducted by the Canadian g…

Direct Action Everywhere (2022-01-30). Saturday 1/29: Stories from the Community Meetup. indybay.org Online via Zoom, link: dxe.io/meetupzoom…

teleSUR, JDO (2022-01-30). Empresa Repsol admite que derrame de petróleo en Perú fue mayor. telesurtv.net Estima que se vertieron alrededor de 10.396 barriles, cifra muy superior a los 6.000 barriles declarados con anterioridad.

Staff (2022-01-30). Trudeau moved to secure location amid trucker protests – CBC. rt.com The Canadian PM reportedly went into hiding as truckers protesting Covid-19 mandates flooded Ottawa | Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and his family were moved to an "undisclosed location" in the nation's capital on Saturday out of security concerns as thousands of protesters gathered outside of Parliament in Ottawa, state-owned CBC Protesters fought cold weather on Saturday to join thousands of truckers who have made headlines and gained the support of anti-mandate activi…

Labor Video Projecct (2022-01-30). Victory To South African Clover Workers & Smash Israeli Union Busting! For Workers Control. indybay.org As part of an international day of action on January 27, 2022 for the 5,000 South African Clover workers actions took place all over the world including in San Francisco at the Israeli consulate. The workers have been on strike since November 22, 2022.

Heiner Flassbeck (2022-01-30). Can economy and ecology be reconciled? indybay.org The Corona-related shutdown, imposed by the state and whose effects are to be dampened by the state with enormous sums of money, will go down in history as the classic example of how states create unhappiness and unemployment with unilateral interventions in the economy.

teleSUR, JCM (2022-01-30). Colombia incluida entre los países con severa crisis alimentaria. telesurtv.net El resultado del estudio del PMA y la FAO dio a conocer que el hambre aguda empeorará de manera crítica en más de 20 países.

teleSUR, JDO (2022-01-30). Urgen a Gobierno de Ecuador atender derrame de crudo en Amazonía. telesurtv.net Rotura de oleoducto en la provincia de Napo provoca emergencia. No se ha precisado cantidad de crudo vertido.

sputniknews (2022-01-30). Israel Tormented by Lack of Medical Staff and Equipment as Omicron Variant Hits Record Numbers. sputniknews.com According to reports, thousands of doctors and nurses are either in isolation or are sick with the coronavirus and other respiratory diseases. The Israel Association of Hospital Directors has been requesting that the government allocate more people and equipment to cope with the rising challenge but their demands have largely fallen on deaf ears.

Oprah Golden Globe Speech (2022-01-30). 22nd Annual Rosa Parks Day in California – Reintroducing Womanity. indybay.org Their time is up. And I just hope—I just hope that Recy Taylor died knowing that her truth, like the truth of so many other women who were tormented in those years, and even now tormented, goes marching on. It was somewhere in Rosa Parks's heart almost 11 years later, when she made the decision to stay seated on that bus in Montgomery, and it's here with every woman who chooses to say, "Me too." And every man—every man who chooses to listen.

Staff (2022-01-30). Border patrol chief admits 'moral at all time low' (VIDEO). rt.com Heated exchange unfolded between US Border Patrol Chief Raul Ortiz and agents irked by the Biden administration policies | In a video taken during a visit by Department of Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas in Laredo, Texas – and reported by several US media on Saturday – US Border Patrol Chief Raul Ortiz attempts to empathize with the frustrations of the job, but his comments lead to a heated back and forth with agents. | In the video, Ortiz admits that "morale [in the force] is at an all time low" noting that the CBP is "losing too many agents" as it has dealt with record numbers of migrants cros…

teleSUR, JGN (2022-01-30). Honduras y Venezuela formalizan el restablecimiento de relaciones diplomáticas. telesurtv.net La ceremonia de entrega de documentación se llevó a cabo en el Palacio de Gobierno de Tegucigalpa, la capital hondureña.

GAY SHAME (2022-01-30). Tents and Cash Not Cops that Bash. indybay.org In response to Mayor London Breed's continued attack on houseless people In the Tenderloin and all over San Francisco GAY SHAME created a "Tents and Cash Not Cops the Bash" mutual aid project. We are not service workers and are not a nonprofit, we are just some trans and queer people that want to continue to build solidarity with people that have been fucked over by the City.

Committee to Protect Journalists (2022-01-30). Turkish journalist Sedef Kaba≈ü arrested for 'insulting' President Erdogan. juancole.com Committee to Protect Journalists — (Istanbul)— Turkish authorities should immediately release journalist Sedef Kaba≈ü, drop the charge of "insulting the president," and cancel the fine and ban imposed on TELE1 TV, the Committee to Protect Journalists said Tuesday. On January 22, 2022, an Istanbul court charged Turkish freelance journalist Sedef Kaba≈ü with insulting President Recep …

teleSUR, JL (2022-01-30). Colombia llega a 13 líderes sociales asesinados y 13 masacres en 2022. telesurtv.net Durante los últimos meses, Naciones Unidas también alertó sobre el aumento de casos de desplazamiento forzado en el país.

teleSUR, jaa, JGN (2022-01-30). Perú derrota a Colombia y se acerca al Mundial de Catar 2022. telesurtv.net Venezuela, por su parte, venció a Bolivia por goleada de cuatro goles a uno con triplete de Salomón Rondón.

Akio Tanaka (2022-01-30). Is Something Rotten In The State Of Pacifica Elections? indybay.org Let the will of the members be heard and may democracy prevail.

Michael Novick (2022-01-30). Why It Is More Important Than Ever to Support KPFK & Pacifica. indybay.org Micael Novick the chair of KPFK talks about the attack on the station and Pacifica.

CA Black Veterans Project (2022-01-30). 2022 Black History Month Celebration of California Black Veterans. indybay.org Our California Black Veterans Project is watching closely and engaging existing Veteran Service Agencies to come to the table as Veterans Administration offices in California and CAL VETS programs and service delivery take a close look at "California Grown" solutions as we celebrate California Black Veterans since June 1846.

teleSUR, JGN (2022-01-30). Denuncian masacre en Honduras con saldo de siete muertos. telesurtv.net De forma preliminar, se indicó que los fallecidos corresponden a seis hombres y una mujer, algunos de ellos serían residentes de la colonia Villa Nueva.

Revolution Books (2022-01-30). Sunday 1/30: America's Torture Chamber: 20 Years of Guantanamo… It Must Be Closed NOW! indybay.org Revolution Books, 2444 Durant Ave. Berkeley CA 94704…

William Acosta (2022-01-30). Policías y comunidad; 5 imperativos para los 5 distritos de la ciudad de Nueva York. indybay.org

teleSUR, JDO (2022-01-30). Film boliviano gana Gran Premio del Jurado en Festival Sundance. telesurtv.net El galardón recayó en la película Utama, ópera prima del realizador Alejandro Loayza Grisi.

National Organization of Women (2022-01-30). Wednesday 2/23: Racial Justice Summit: Justice & Intersectionality – Facing the Realities of Race in U.S. indybay.org Online via Zoom…

Direct Action Everywhere (2022-01-30). Sunday 1/30: One Living Sanctuary Volunteer Day. indybay.org 2785 Franklin Canyon Rd, Martinez, CA 94553…

Urs P Gasche, Bernhard Trautvetter (2022-01-30). "The US is lying to itself" indybay.org The U.S. government, he said, should recognize the "brutal fact" of spheres of influence. Washington cannot continue to claim that "only brutal tyrants like Putin want to influence neighboring countries." Because the U.S. would be "lying to itself" by doing so.

teleSUR, JGN (2022-01-30). Atentado contra gobernador colombiano deja dos policías muertos. telesurtv.net La Gobernación del Caquetá emitió un comunicado en el que atribuyó el ataque contra el gobernador a las "disidencias de las FARC".

teleSUR, JGN (2022-01-30). Miles de mujeres se movilizan en Uruguay contra la "cultura de la violación" telesurtv.net Las manifestantes corearon consignas como: "No es no", "No es presunción, es violación" y "Que arda", entre otras.

Center for Biological Diversity (2022-01-30). California Supreme Court Agrees to Hear Measure Z Oil, Gas Protections Case. indybay.org Court Will Determine Fate of Local Ordinance Restricting Oil Extraction, Pollution…

teleSUR, JGN (2022-01-30). Disparan contra manifestantes en Medellín, Colombia. telesurtv.net La ONG Proceso Social de Garantías aseguró que hombres armados dispararon en las afueras de la Universidad de Antioquia.

_____ (2022-01-29). Media Beats War Drums With Russia While US/Saudis Kill Hundreds In Yemen. popularresistance.org Journalists Benjamin Norton and Alan MacLeod join Mnar Adley to discuss how the mainstream media spent the last week beating drums of war with Russia over Ukraine with headlines and talking heads funded and sponsored by Lockheed Martin and NATO. | Meanwhile, there wasn't a single article covering how the US-Saudi-UAE coalition cut off the internet to Yemen for several days while dropping hundreds of bombs on civilians resulting in hundreds dead and over a thousand injured. Guess which story CNN covered? Both conflicts were brought to you by weapons manufacturers.

John Rachel (2022-01-29). True Colors: Red, White, Black & Blue. dissidentvoice.org With a bold and completely self-sabotaging diplomatic blunder, one which fails on every level including the least rigorous sanity test, this past Wednesday the U.S. was one of two nations to vote against a UN resolution designed to discourage the glorification and promotion of Nazi ideology. The other nation was Ukraine, which currently is overrun …

Roy Landersen (2022-01-29). US, Russian rulers step up confrontation over Ukraine. themilitant.com Talks between the U.S. and Russian governments over Moscow's continuing troop buildup near its border with Ukraine ended without agreement Jan. 21. Washington opposes Moscow's threats to Ukraine, claiming to stand against an assault on Ukrainian sovereignty. In fact, the U.S. capitalist rulers seek to defend their own economic and strategic interests in the region. | The U.S. rulers have expanded NATO across Eastern Europe over decades, bringing these troops ever closer to Russia's borders. | To bolster its own interests and dominate what it calls its "near abroad," Moscow has mobilized its forces in the area and…

WSWS (2022-01-29). Contradicting US, Ukrainian President Zelensky denies Russian attack imminent. wsws.org The NATO powers' calls to prepare for a war against Russia supposedly to defend Ukraine are reckless, unsubstantiated propaganda threatening to trigger a world war.

Roy Landersen (2022-01-29). German rulers pulled between Washington and Moscow. themilitant.com As Washington presses to defend its interests in eastern Europe, claiming to act in defense of Ukrainian sovereignty, deeper divisions have become clear among the rival capitalist rulers in NATO. The head of Germany's navy, Kay-Achim Schonbach, was forced to resign Jan. 22 after saying Russian President Vladimir Putin's mobilization of military forces around Ukraine was just to gain "respect" as an "equal" and that the Crimean Peninsula, occupied by Russian forces since 2014, is "gone and will never come back" to Ukraine. | Germany's rulers control the dominant capitalist power in Europe, profiting off the unequa…

David Swanson (2022-01-29). VIDEO: David Swanson on Ukraine on RT. warisacrime.org Watch

Eric Zuesse (2022-01-29). The Washington Post Publishes a Commentary Full of Lies Against Putin. dissidentvoice.org On January 29, the Washington Post published an op-ed by the well-known Yale neoconservative Timothy Snyder, titled "Putin's case for invading Ukraine rests on phony grievances and ancient myths." Key passages in Snyder's article are: Last July, Vladimir Putin supplied the mythical basis [BAD LINK FROM SNYDER: here is a functional link to see Putin's article] for Russian war propaganda in an …

_____ (2022-01-29). Is Washington Under Alien Control? strategic-culture.org Biden and Blinken get everything backwards in terms of US interests | By Philip GIRALDI | The drama currently unfolding in which the Biden Administration is doing everything it can to provoke a war with Russia over Ukraine is possibly the most frightening foreign policy misadventure since the 1962 Cuban Missile Crisis and the 1967 Lyndon Johnson attempt to sink the USS Liberty and blame it on Egypt, either of which could have gone nuclear. I can well recall the Robert Heinlein sci-fi book The Puppet Masters, later made into a movie, which described how alien-slugs, arriving by way of a flying saucer landing in Io…

_____ (2022-01-29). A War Only America And Britain Seem To Want. popularresistance.org The telephone call between U.S. President Joe Biden and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenensky on Thursday was said to have not "gone well," according to a senior Ukrainian official. | The official said Zelensky urged Biden to "calm down the messaging" on the situation in Ukraine and that Ukrainian intelligence did not see a Russian threat the same way the U.S. did, according to a report on CNN. It is "dangerous but ambiguous," the official quoted Zelensky as telling Biden, and that "it is not certain that an attack will take place." | At a news conference on Friday, Zelensky said: "They keep supporting this th…

Aaron Maté (2022-01-29). From Ukraine to Yemen, US arms industry reaps the spoils of war. thegrayzone.com Andrew Cockburn, author of "The Spoils of War", on the US arms industry's role in promoting and profiting from today's global conflicts, from Ukraine to Yemen to Syria. The US is pouring more weapons into Ukraine amid bellicose threats against Russia and the US-backed Saudi war on Yemen continues to massacre civilians. But not everyone sees a downside: "I fully expect we're going to see some benefit from it," Raytheon CEO Greg Hayes said this week of these and other flashpoints. Andrew …

TASS (2022-01-29). Ukrainian politician says he does not believe in possibility of Russian invasion. tass.com Chairman of the Political Council of Ukraine's Opposition Platform – For Life party Viktor Medvedchuk pointed out that Russia had offered dialogue to Ukraine…

Rick Rozoff (2022-01-29). Video: German-led NATO military base near Ukraine. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com

Dave DeCamp (2022-01-29). Ukraine Wants US to Dial Back Russian War Talk to Save Economy. news.antiwar.com The US claims that Russia is preparing to invade Ukraine have taken a toll on the Ukrainian economy. An advisor to Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky's chief of staff on Friday "Constant and extremely emotional messages in the media about how a big war is going to start tomorrow, or the day after tomorrow or the day after that create economic risks," said Mykhailo Podolyak. | "This speculative stuff puts pressure on inve…

TASS (2022-01-29). US, Ukraine at odds over threat of Russian invasion – TV. tass.com According to CNN, US President Joe Biden and his advisors have been annoyed by Ukrainian President Vladimir Zelensky's public downplaying of the threat…

Rick Rozoff (2022-01-29). NATO to send battle groups to Black Sea, air defense and Response Force troops can follow. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com From Deutsche Welle. NATO's on notice in Ukraine crisis: What's next? Romania has long wanted a NATO battlegroup on its territory, similar to those mustered for Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania and Poland…. *** France has expressed interest in leading the new deployment, and this week French Defense Minister Florence Parly, on a visit to Bucharest, announced …

Staff (2022-01-29). UK unveils 'major military offer' to NATO as a 'clear message' to Moscow. rt.com UK's PM Boris Johnson has unveiled London's 'biggest possible' offer to the North-Atlantic bloc to help it in the standoff with Russia | Downing Street has announced its "biggest possible offer" to NATO in a statement late on Saturday. The UK's prime minister is weighting this "major military deployment" needed to deter an allegedly "rising Russian aggression" in Europe in general and in Ukraine in particular | "This package would send a clear message to the Kremlin — we will not tolerate their destabilising activity, and we will always stand with our NATO allies in the face Russian hostility," Johnson st…

Rick Rozoff (2022-01-29). U.S. embassy in Kiev: "How do you know Russia means war? They scream 'Peace!'" antibellum679354512.wordpress.com In case anyone still doesn't realize who is pushing for war. Russia hiding preparations for war under slogans of peace — U.S. embassy The U.S. Embassy in Ukraine has warned that the Kremlin's propaganda machine is running at full speed to hide its preparations for war under slogans of peace. According to Ukrinform, the embassy …

TASS (2022-01-29). Ukraine should become bridge between Russia and West, opposition leader says. tass.com According to Viktor Medvedchuk, Ukraine needs "Scandinavian-type" reforms…

TASS (2022-01-29). US may scale back some exercises in Europe if Russia reciprocates – Pentagon. tass.com Pentagon press secretary John Kirby said, that Washington was against a ban on Ukraine's accession to NATO…

Staff (2022-01-29). US calls on arch-rival for help against Russia. rt.com Washington wants China to "use its influence" with Moscow to push diplomacy over Ukraine | US Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs Victoria Nuland has called on China to press Russia towards a diplomatic solution to the Ukraine crisis. Beijing has already pushed back on the American position by acknowledging Moscow's "legitimate security concerns." | The move comes amid a flurry of diplomacy around the situation in Eastern Europe. | "We are calling on Beijing to use its influence with Moscow to urge diplomacy, because if there is a conflict in the Ukraine it is not going to be good for China either,"

sputniknews (2022-01-29). Source: UK Defence Ministry Preparing Scenarios of Constraining Russia Amid Ukraine Crisis. sputniknews.com MOSCOW (Sputnik) – The UK Defence Ministry has prepared new scenarios of constraining Russia, including sending more NATO troops to Eastern Europe, which will be considered by Prime Minister Boris Johnson later this week, a source told Sputnik.

Anonymous103 (2022-01-29). Military Situation In Eastern Ukraine On January 29, 2022 (Map Update). southfront.org Click to see full-size image | DPR forces shelled UAF positions near Maryinka with small arms; | The UAF shelled DPR positions near Yasnoe with high calibre machine guns ; | The DPR Ministry of Information was evacuated following a bomb threat, according to the head of DPR Ministry of Information ; | The UAF shelled the village of Elenovka with grenade launchers; | As a result of sniper fire by the UAF, a civilian was wounded in the village of Aleksandrovka. | MORE ON THE TOPIC: :…

sputniknews (2022-01-29). Ukraine's Zelensky Fears US Deliberately Overplaying Escalation Rhetoric, Reports Say. sputniknews.com WASHINGTON (Sputnik) – Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky fears that the United States is exaggerating the threat of an imminent invasion of Ukraine to conclude an agreement with Russia, which would give Moscow more control over the Donbass region, Politico has reported, citing sources close to the Ukrainian leader and his team.

TASS (2022-01-29). EU divided over scale of sanctions on Russia, Polish PM says. tass.com All EU member states agree that Ukraine needs to maintain its sovereignty, Mateusz Morawiecki noted…

Rick Rozoff (2022-01-29). Finland, Sweden herded into the NATO pen. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com Rattled by Russia, Finland and Sweden revisit NATO debate From five years before Ukraine could be used as a pretext: End of Scandinavian Neutrality: NATO's Militarization Of Europe Fighter jets could be heard carrying out drills above the Finnish capital this week, while Sweden recently deployed troops to a Baltic outpost in response to rising …

TASS (2022-01-29). West seeks to use Ukraine as foothold in standoff with Russia, Ukrainian politician says. tass.com Russia is taking the center stage as a global authority, Chairman of the Political Council of Ukraine's Opposition Platform – For Life party Viktor Medvedchuk says…

Rick Rozoff (2022-01-29). Croatian president: This has nothing to do with Ukraine or Russia. It has to do with the dynamics of American domestic politics. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com Croatian president calls PM 'Ukrainian agent' (Boris Johnson also using war in Europe as a distraction from a personal domestic crisis.) Croatian President Zoran Milanovic accused his Prime Minister Andrey Plenkovic of behaving like a "Ukrainian agent" on Friday, two days after the latter apologized to Kiev over the head-of-state's comments on NATO deployments. In …

Staff (2022-01-29). Russia-Venezuela Cooperation Will Halt Aggressive US Agenda, Says Russian Ambassador. orinocotribune.com The Russian ambassador in Caracas considers that cooperation between Moscow and Caracas is a stabilizing factor in the face of United States' threats to the region. | The Russian ambassador in Venezuela, Sergey Melik-Bagdasarov, emphasized that military cooperation between Russia and Venezuela is of the utmost importance in the face of the repressive measures taken by the US and the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) against the government of Nicolás Maduro. He made these comments in an interview to Russian news agency Sputnik, published on Friday, January 28. | "Our specialists have successfully interacte…

Rick Rozoff (2022-01-29). Russia calls on U.S. to withdraw nuclear weapons from Europe, cease joint nuclear drills with non-nuclear allies. globalresearch.ca This is a serious issue, perhaps the most serious of issues in Europe, but coming as it does immediately on the heels of Russia's prior list of demands being resolutely rejected by the U.S. and NATO yesterday, the prospects of …

_____ (2022-01-29). Washington's Rejection of Russia's Security Proposal Is a Bad Decision. strategic-culture.org Stoltenberg's assurance that NATO has "plans in place" to activate 5,000 French troops and the US will be sending 8,500 troops has the opposite effect of providing comfort. No Russian force would take any notice of such a small number of soldiers. What Stoltenberg has shown is not strength, but Western military weakness.

Rick Rozoff (2022-01-29). Southern flank: Turkey continues to assist Georgia's NATO integration. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com Turkey handed over special equipment to the defense forces The logistical capabilities of the Georgian Defense Forces are being further strengthened. The Government of the Republic of Turkey has provided the Georgian Defense Forces with various types of special equipment to improve the logistics and logistics capabilities of the Marneuli Airfield. The official transfer of …

sputniknews (2022-01-29). Show and Tell: West Virginia Governor Justice Suggests Bette Midler Kiss His Dog's Behind – Video. sputniknews.com The controversy started in December, when Midler slammed the Mountain State, after WV Senator Joe Manchin refused to support Joe Biden's "Build Back Better" plan, tanking its chances of getting through Congress.

sputniknews (2022-01-29). US Turned NATO Into Force That Carries Out Washington's Military Agenda, Anti-War Group Says. sputniknews.com WASHINGTON (Sputnik) – NATO became an organisation devoid of a purpose after the collapse of the Soviet Union, but the United States decided to continue building the alliance and turned it into a force that executes Washington's military agenda, United National Antiwar Coalition (UNAC) coordinator Joe Lombardo told Sputnik.

ecns.cn (2022-01-29). U.S. Senator Mitt Romney tests positive for COVID-19. ecns.cn U.S. Senator Mitt Romney tested positive for COVID-19 on Friday, his office said in a statement.

Morteza Ahmadi Al Hashem (2022-01-29). Independence, self-reliance salient achievements of IR. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jan. 29 (MNA) — Deputy Coordinator of Army Ideological-Political Organization said that independence, self-credence and self-reliance are of the salient achievements of the Islamic Revolution of Iran.

Rick Rozoff (2022-01-29). Stoltenberg touts new French-led deployments to Black Sea, readiness of 40,000-troop strike force. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com NATO Command of USS Harry S. Truman Sends Signal to Russia, Says Secretary General Stoltenberg Putting an American aircraft carrier strike group under alliance control should be a "clear message to Russia" that its 30 members are unwavering in their commitment to come to each other's defense if attacked, NATO's secretary general said Friday. Jens …

_____ (2022-01-29). Endless War Is The Empire's Last Dance. popularresistance.org This moment of history will be remembered for the massive shift in global relations currently underway. On one side stands the forces of peace and multipolarity led by China, Russia, and their allies in the Global South. On the other is the forces of empire and conquest spearheaded by the U.S. and its allies. The conflict between these two "camps" is about much more than competing visions for planetary development. World politics have transitioned from a war between socialism and capitalism to a protracted struggle for the survival of humanity itself. | The forces of Empire have reached the following conclusion:…

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