Daily Archives: January 4, 2022

2022-01-04: News Headlines

Staff (2022-01-04). US sets world record with one million daily Covid cases. rt.com American healthcare data shows that more than one million coronavirus cases were recorded on Monday | The US has recorded more than one million Covid-19 cases in a single day, as the Omicron variant continues to spread rapidly. The figure is the highest recorded anywhere in the world since the pandemic began in 2019. | According to data from Johns Hopkins University (JHU), more than one million cases of Covid-19 were

Subodh Varma (2022-01-04). In India, more families are pushed to surviving without jobs. peoplesdispatch.org The latest data from the Centre for Monitoring Indian Economy shows that share of families with two working members has fallen drastically. This means people are surviving on much less income…

sputniknews (2022-01-04). Moscow Views Africa as Arena for Cooperation, Not Confrontation, Russian Foreign Ministry Says. sputniknews.com MOSCOW (Sputnik) – Russia does not view Africa as an arena of confrontation with other countries and is open to cooperation with African countries, China and the European Union, Vsevolod Tkachenko, director of the Africa Department of the Russian Foreign Ministry, said on Tuesday.

Staff (2022-01-04). 140 days of hunger strike: Abu Hawash in "intermittent coma" as mobilization for his freedom intensifies. samidoun.net As of 3 January 2022, Palestinian hunger striking prisoner Hisham Abu Hawash is now on his 140th day without nutrition. According to doctors who have viewed him, he is at risk of sudden death and serious organ damage at any moment. He is on hunger strike to demand his release from administrative detention, imprisonment without […] | The article

Staff (2022-01-04). New highly mutated Covid strain discovered. rt.com A coronavirus variant with 46 mutations has been detected in southern France | The new variant of Covid-19 was first discovered in a patient who returned to France from Cameroon. Researchers said it's too early to assess the variant's features. | The new strain, B.1.640.2, was detected in 12 patients living in the same geographical area in southeastern France, a team of scientists said in a preprint published online on medRxiv last week. | The strain is related to the B.1.640 lineage, which was classified as a variant under monitoring (VUM) by the World Health Organization (WHO) in November. | The first known…

Jeremy Kuzmarov (2022-01-04). There is Absolutely No Reason in the World to Believe That Bill Clinton Is a CIA Asset—Except for All the Evidence. covertactionmagazine.com Clinton was allegedly recruited by the Agency in the 1960s and helped cover up for drug-and gun-running operations to the …

Editor2 (2022-01-04). Rosario Murillo — Remembering Chuck Kaufman. orinocotribune.com By Rosario Murillo, Vice President of Nicaragua — Dec 29, 2021 | We would like to begin this midday address by greeting the family of our dear comrade Chuck Kaufman, who passed away suddenly this morning. Those sudden deaths hurt so much, but after all, they are deaths without suffering for the person who leaves us. | We understand that he passed away while having breakfast this morning, passing to another Plane of Life at the age of 69. In March he would have turned 70. He had dedicated his whole life to fighting for the sovereignty of the peoples—a "good gringo," as President Chavez used to say[mdash…

Editor (2022-01-04). The Insufferable Hypocrisy of Western Governments Hell-Bent on Destroying Julian Assange (Video). scheerpost.com By Eric Garris / In his New Year's message, South China Morning Post chief news editor Yonden Lhatoo demands Western governments free WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange before preaching press freedom to everyone else.

WSWS (2022-01-04). 2022: Year Three of the pandemic and the emerging global class struggle. wsws.org The pandemic is both a catastrophe of historic dimensions and a monumental crime. Its impact is the result of decisions made by capitalist governments to deliberately prioritize profits over lives and adopt policies that have allowed the virus to spread wildly throughout the global population.

_____ (2022-01-04). The Declaration of the End of the Korean War in the Current Environment. journal-neo.org On December 13, 2021, during a visit to Australia, South Korean President Moon Jae-in said that the United States, China, and North Korea agreed in principle to declare a formal end to the 1950-53 Korean War. According to Moon, such a statement would help revive the stalled talks between South and North Korea, as well …

WSWS (2022-01-04). The massive Omicron surge is leading to soaring hospitalization in the US. wsws.org Contrary to the complacent media claims that Omicron is "milder" than Delta, the huge increase in infections has meant a rapid rise in the number of people admitted to US hospitals, leading to renewed strains on health systems.

Editor (2022-01-04). Why We Must Fight to Free Political Prisoners in 2022. scheerpost.com Woman holding up a sign that reads "NO POLITICAL PRISONERS" from By Ezra Brain / Newly elected Chilean president Gabriel Boric's victory speech was interrupted by a chant that went through the crowd: "We're not all here." This has become a slogan for many of the last vestiges of the 2019 Chilean uprising, a reference to the protesters who currently sit in cells,…

WSWS (2022-01-04). US moves to shut down case reporting to cover up Omicron disaster. wsws.org The Biden administration and state governments are working to cripple the reporting of COVID-19 testing to cover up their massive failure to protect the population from the pandemic.

Anonymous Contributor (2022-01-04). Waupun, WI: Report Back from NYE Noise Demo at Waupun Prison. itsgoingdown.org Report back from New Year's Eve noise demo outside of Milwaukee, Wisconsin at Waupun prison. A group of anarchists and anarchist adjacent folks in Wisconsin headed up to the maximum security prison in Waupun on new years eve, 2021. They intended to hold a noise demo to make sure that folks who are being held…

deweylaura (2022-01-04). Marxist IQ: Democracy hypocrisy. cpusa.org The Biden administration hypocritically portrays the U.S. as the leader of world forces advancing "democracy" against "authoritianism," holding global forums to propagate these ideas, yet targets the People's Republic of China with boycotts of the Olympics, Cuba with the continuation of a 60-year blockade, and other nations with covert and overt support for factions …

Ed Rampell (2022-01-04). Remembering Archbishop Desmond Tutu: An encounter in Hawaii. peoplesworld.org There are two top things about my profession. For me personally, a great benefit is being able to cover in person and even have access to great newsmakers whom I'd probably never have the opportunity to meet and even talk to if I weren't a journalist. This ranges from seeing beauties such as Jennifer Lopez, …

Editor (2022-01-04). Year in review: China's climate goals withstand heat. mronline.org Chinese policymakers have been rapidly developing new climate policies even as major events have threatened to derail them.

It's Going Down (2022-01-04). Noise Demonstrations Held Across So-Called US and Canada on New Year's Eve. itsgoingdown.org As people counted down to 2022, across multiple cities in the so-called US and Canada, people hit the streets to hold noise demonstrations outside of prisons, jails, juvenile halls, and detention facilities. For over 10 years, anarchists and abolitionists have held noise demonstrations on New Year's Eve as a way to mobilize energy for the…

José Manuel Blanco Diaz (2022-01-04). Venezuela Begins Booster Campaign Prioritizing Healthcare Workers. orinocotribune.com Venezuela's COVID-19 booster vaccination campaign began with healthcare workers this Monday, January 3, reported Vice President Delcy Rodríguez. | The announcement was made from the Miguel àÅngel Rángel University Hospital in Coche, Caracas, where the staff of 1,068 workers began to receive the reinforcement earlier today. | "This week we are going to vaccinate healthcare personnel, those in the front line, those who are fighting the battle," said Rodríguez, explaining that the vaccination booster is for people who received their second dose six months ago or more. | "As of this week, Monday, January 3, all…

Mark Gruenberg (2022-01-04). Amazon law-breaking in Chicago forces national settlement with Labor Board. peoplesworld.org

Nicholas Stender (2022-01-04). Chicago Teachers Union stands up to Chicago Public School's COVID policy. liberationnews.org The union is demanding an "occupational pause" if the district can not provide an adequate safety plan as teachers and students return to buildings.

Ramzy Baroud (2022-01-04). Why is Israel Amending Its Open-Fire Policy: Three Possible Answers. dissidentvoice.org At the outset, the Israeli military decision to revise its open-fire policies in the occupied West Bank seems puzzling. What would be the logic of giving Israeli soldiers the space to shoot more Palestinians when existing army manuals had already granted them near-total immunity and little legal accountability? The military's new rules now allow Isreali …

Riley Petro, Claire Lewis-Wright (2022-01-04). Cleveland jail inmates face continued abuse; activists protest. liberationnews.org On New Year's Eve 2021, activists from a broad coalition met outside the Justice Center Complex in downtown Cleveland, the seat of the current County Jail, for a noise demonstration.

Tim Wheeler (2022-01-04). Sanders: Spiraling military spending pushes nation toward 'spiritual death'. peoplesworld.org Sen. Bernie Sanders delivered a warning to his colleagues that they are pushing the nation toward "spiritual death" in approving $778 billion for the Pentagon in 2022. It is more, he charged, than the arms budgets of the next 13 nations combined. The goal of this misguided Pentagon allocation is total global domination by U.S. imperialism, …

Zach Farber (2022-01-04). San Diego sanitation workers strike for a fair contract. liberationnews.org Since Dec.17, around 250 sanitation workers from Teamsters 542 have been on strike across San Diego County. It is the first strike in Teamsters 542's history.

Chauncey K. Robinson (2022-01-04). bell hooks cambió nuestra forma de pensar sobre la feminidad, la clase y el capitalismo. peoplesworld.org Elijo volver a apropiarme del término 'feminismo', para centrarme en el hecho de que ser 'feminista' en cualquier sentido auténtico del término es querer para todas las personas, mujeres y hombres, la liberación de los patrones de roles sexistas, la dominación y opresión. — bell hooks en "Ain't I A Woman: Black Women and Feminism", …

ecns.cn (2022-01-04). HK gov't to join hands with new LegCo to create better HK. ecns.cn The Hong Kong government will join hands with the new Legislative Council to solve critical social problems through legislation, Chief Executive Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor said on Tuesday, a day after 90 lawmakers of the seventh LegCo were sworn into office, marking the LegCo's new term.

Zahra Mirzafarjouyan (2022-01-04). US registers over 1mn COVID-19 cases in 24 hours. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jan. 04 (MNA) — According to the latest reports, on Monday, a record 1 million people in the US were diagnosed with COVID-19.

Morteza Ahmadi Al Hashem (2022-01-04). Briefing on Iran's daily developments. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jan. 04 (MNA) — The following are the Islamic Republic of Iran's latest developments in the last 24 hours.

WSWS (2022-01-04). Book Review: The St. Louis Commune of 1877: Communism in the Heartland by Mark Kruger. wsws.org Kruger's book is a rebuke to the most basic lie of American history: that there has been no class struggle or socialism in the United States.

Staff (2022-01-04). Protests outside Evergrande offices as stock trading resumes. rt.com Protesters demand that China's once leading property developer, now plagued by debt, return their money | Shares of China Evergrande jumped as stock trading resumed, but investors who were worried their money would be used to keep the firm afloat staged a protest outside the Guangzhou headquarters. | China Evergrande's shares gained 10% as stock trading resumed on Tuesday after being suspended the day before. Trading was restored after Evergrande announced that a government order to tear down its 39 buildings on Hainan resort island would not affect the rest of its projects there. | The demolition order came o…

teleSUR, DRL (2022-01-04). OPEP proyecta incremento en producción petrolera. telesurtv.net Son los resultados de la 24 reunión anual de la OPEP, la cual se propone consolidar el mercado energético mundial.

Prof Michel Chossudovsky (2022-01-04). Video: The Dangers of Nuclear War. globalresearch.ca While one can conceptualize the loss of life and destruction resulting from present-day wars including Iraq and Afghanistan, it is impossible to fully comprehend the devastation which might result from a Third World War, using "new technologies" and advanced weapons, until it occurs and becomes a reality.

teleSUR, SH (2022-01-04). Gobierno haitiano confirma atentado contra el primer ministro. telesurtv.net El ministro de Justicia anunció la apertura de una investigación para dar con los presuntos autores del intento de asesinato al primer ministro.

teleSUR, DRL (2022-01-04). Argentina, Chile y Uruguay bajo masivos incendios forestales. telesurtv.net Los tres países suramericanos han declarado distintos niveles de emergencia ante la extensión de los incendios.

Morteza Ahmadi Al Hashem (2022-01-04). Explosion hits "Al-Faw" district in S Iraq. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jan. 04 (MNA) — News sources announced that a terrible explosion occurred in "Al-Faw" District, southern Iraq on Tuesday.

Staff (2022-01-04). US convoy targeted in Iraqi capital of Baghdad. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jan. 04 (MNA) —According to local Iraqi media, a US convoy belonging to American forces was targeted in the country's capital of Baghdad.

ecns.cn (2022-01-04). White House announces plan to boost competition in meat, poultry processing sector amid rising prices. ecns.cn The White House on Monday announced an action plan aimed at boosting competition in the U.S. meat and poultry processing sector amid rising prices for consumers.

teleSUR, MER (2022-01-04). øCuándo será la primera lluvia de estrellas del 2022?>. telesurtv.net Es posible que en su actividad máxima se observen entre 80 y 100 meteoros por hora.

teleSUR, JCM (2022-01-04). China impone confinamiento en la ciudad de Yuzhou por Covid-19. telesurtv.net Las autoridades chinas mantienen una rigurosa política de cero tolerancia a los casos de Covid-19.

Staff (2022-01-04). WATCH: Police detain anti-lockdown protesters. rt.com German police detained protesters for breaking Covid rules in Bautzen | Opponents of lockdowns and vaccine mandates marched in cities across Germany on Monday, decrying the government's tough Covid-19 policies. Officers were filmed detaining several people in the eastern city of Bautzen in Saxony. | Police in the region said they stopped several processions in the city on Monday, including a march of around 250 people. | Riot officers were filmed pinning some protesters to the ground and using zip cuffs to detain them. Outdoor gatherings of groups of more than 10 people are banned under health guidelines. | Si…

ecns.cn (2022-01-04). Public skiing competition opens in Beijing. ecns.cn A public skiing competition opens in Beijing.

ecns.cn (2022-01-04). Tibet's GDP grows about 7 percent in 2021. ecns.cn The gross domestic product (GDP) of southwest China's Tibet Autonomous Region grew about 7 percent in 2021, said Yan Jinhai, acting chairman of the regional government.

Rajkiran Barhey (2022-01-04). Guidance from Divisional Court on Article 2 inquests. ukhumanrightsblog.com In R (Morahan) v West London Assistant Coroner [2021] EWHC 1603 (Admin), the Divisional Court provided detailed guidance on the circumstances in which an enhanced investigation under Article 2 ECHR may be required at an inquest. Facts Tanya Morahan had a history of paranoid schizophrenia and harmful cocaine use. From mid-May 2018 she was an …

Robert Norse (2022-01-04). A Sneak Play Past the Community and Coastal Commission…Again. indybay.org City staff is urging the Zoning Administrator to authorize and sanctify the reactionary City Council's latest RV ban (the Oversized Vehicle Ordinance). The hearing is being zoomed at 10 AM on Wednesday January 5th. Oppose it in writing now and prepare for an appeal!

WSWS (2022-01-04). This week in history: January 3-9. 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…

Marzieh Rahmani (2022-01-04). Headlines of Iran's Persian dailies on January 4. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jan. 04 (MNA) — Mehr News Agency takes a look at the headlines of Iran's Persian-language dailies on Tuesday, January 4.

Zahra Mirzafarjouyan (2022-01-04). US Ain al-Assad base in Iraq comes under drone attacks. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jan. 04 (MNA) — Iraqi news sources reported drone strikes on the Ain al-Assad base in the west of the country.

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2022-01-04). Research into rare neurological disorder gives Lisa Miller a new lease on life. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org The changes were subtle at first. "Almost unnoticeable," says Lisa Miller, remembering the symptoms that seemed to appear suddenly in 2017. At a holiday celebration, the Front Royal, Virginia, project engineer remembers falling out of her shoes. "My left heel kept coming out from my shoes," she says. She chalked it up to too much merriment. A few months later, a co-worker told Lisa her gait was off and that she was dragging her left…

teleSUR, DRL (2022-01-04). Convención Constitucional chilena elige su nueva mesa directiva. telesurtv.net Seis meses después de instalada, la Constituyente se apresta a redactar el texto a someter a referéndum en este 2022.

City Lights Booksellers & Publishers (2022-01-04). Wednesday 1/26: COVID Criminals & Pandemic Profiteers: Book Talk w/ author John Nichols & Rep. Ro Khanna. indybay.org Online event…

Marzieh Rahmani (2022-01-04). IPL match week 13: Perspolis Vs. Tractor. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jan. 04 (MNA) — The match between Persepolis and Tractor during the 13th week of Iran's IPL league on Monday ended in a 2-1 win for the Tehranian reds.

Staff (2022-01-04). Trump slams 'low-life' Twitter & Facebook. rt.com The former US president responded to Marjorie Taylor Greene's ban by blasting Twitter and Facebook's 'radical left' slant | Donald Trump has branded Twitter a "disgrace to democracy" after it permanently suspended the personal account of Representative Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-Georgia) for allegedly violating its Covid-19 misinformation rules. | In a

Staff (2022-01-04). Facebook takes cue from Twitter, suspends Republican congresswoman. rt.com Marjorie Taylor Greene had her Facebook account suspended for 24 hours, after being banned from Twitter | Congresswoman Marjorie Taylor Greene accused Facebook and Twitter of censoring her, after the social media giants suspended her accounts. | The congresswoman took to conservative social media platform Gettr, saying that Facebook's suspension of her account for 24 hours "is beyond censorship of speech." | It comes just one day after Twitter permanently banned Greene from using one of her accounts over what the company described as "repeated violations of our COVID-19 misinformation policy." | In her post on…

sputniknews (2022-01-04). Trump Blasts Twitter as a 'Disgrace to Democracy' For Booting Off Marjorie Taylor Greene. sputniknews.com US Republican Congresswoman Marjorie Taylor Greene labelled Twitter "an enemy to America" after she had her personal account permanently suspended over repeated violations of the social media platform's policy regarding COVID-19 misinformation.

Staff (2022-01-04). Compañía Apple se convierte en la primera del mundo con capitalización de 3 000 000 000 de dólares. cubadebate.cu La capitalización de Apple excedió brevemente los 3 000 000 000 de dólares este lunes convirtiéndose en la primera compañía del mundo en alcanzar este valor de mercado. El hito se logró luego de que el valor de las acciones de la tecnológica creciera un 3 % hasta los 182.85 dólares. Poco después, el valor descendió hasta 182.52 dólares.

Morteza Ahmadi Al Hashem (2022-01-04). Iran's trade value up 25% in Dec.: IRICA spox. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jan. 04 (MNA) — Spokesman for the Islamic Republic of Iran Customs Administration (IRICA) said that Iran's value of trade in the last month of the current year (from Nov. 21 to Dec. 22) registered a 25 percent growth.

WSWS (2022-01-04). Marshall Fire displaces thousands in worst wildfire in Colorado history. wsws.org The search continues for two missing people following the devastating climate change-fueled firestorm that destroyed hundreds of homes and displaced thousands of people last week.

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2022-01-04). Why some intubated COVID-19 patients may need tracheal reconstruction surgery. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org One of the long-term impacts observed during the COVID-19 pandemic stems from patients being intubated and breathing from a ventilator for an extended period of time. These patients usually undergo a procedure known as a tracheostomy. The trachea, also known as the windpipe, allows air to pass between the upper respiratory tract and the lungs. In cases of respiratory failure, prolonged intubation and tracheostomy can lead to a rare complication of a narrowing of the…

Akram al-Waara (2022-01-04). Israel-Palestine: Family call for immediate release of hunger striker Abu Hawwash. middleeasteye.net Israel-Palestine: Family call for immediate release of hunger striker Abu Hawwash | The 41-year-old is said to be close to death as hundreds of others held as administrative detainees begin a boycott of Israel's military courts | Tue, 01/04/2022 – 10: 45 | Palestinians take part in a solidarity protest with Hisham Abu Hawwash who has been on a hunger strike for more than 140 days, in the West Ba…

WSWS (2022-01-04). As flight cancellations mount, airlines pressure COVID infected crews to return to work. wsws.org Airlines reported thousands of cancellations due to COVID-19 infections among flight and ground crews.

Staff (2022-01-04). UK to address homophobic 'wrongs of the past'. rt.com The British government will clear the criminal records of individuals convicted of consensual homosexual activity under now-repealed laws | The UK Home Office will wipe the criminal records of individuals who were convicted under rescinded laws that made consensual homosexual activity illegal, through new legislation aimed at righting "the wrongs of the past." | An amendment to the Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill will expand the government's disregards and pardons scheme. The new legislation will cover any repealed or abolished civilian or military offense that punished consensual sexual activity bet…

Jan6 Unity Day Coalition (2022-01-04). Thursday 1/6: Half Moon Bay: January 6th Day of Remembrance & Action Vigil for Democracy & Voter Rights. indybay.org HALF MOON BAY: Sidewalk intersection at Hwy 92 and Main Street, Half Moon Bay 94019 | Please wear a mask and be vaccinated/boosted. Follow all COVID safety guidelines, especially w/ omicron variant: www.cdph.ca.gov/Programs/CID/DCDC/Pages/…

Staff (2022-01-04). The invisible hand of UAE in Yemen. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jan. 04 (MNA) — In the latest major development in the Yemen war, the Yemeni Armed Forces announced on Monday that they had seized an Emirati-operated cargo ship for committing "hostile acts" in the territorial waters of Yemen.

Staff (2022-01-04). 6.1-magnitude quake strikes near Japan's Ogasawara Islands. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jan. 04 (MNA) — A strong earthquake with a magnitude of 6.1 struck near the Ogasawara Islands in the Pacific Ocean, south of Tokyo.

Amanda J. Crawford (2022-01-04). American support for conspiracy theories and armed rebellion isn't new. zcomm.org We just didn't believe it before the Capitol insurrection…

Michael Albert (2022-01-04). Post Capitalist Allocation: Participatory Planning. zcomm.org The bottom line is this. Participatory institutions propel us to freely be whoever we wish to be consistent with everyone else being equally free…

WSWS (2022-01-04). The CDC's unscientific "Test to Stay" program: a pro-corporate COVID-19 policy to keep schools open. wsws.org The CDC's guidelines for K-12 schools allow for children exposed to infected classmates to remain in school under "modified quarantine," which will result in even more children becoming infected.

teleSUR, SH (2022-01-04). Reportan la primera masacre del 2022 en Colombia. telesurtv.net De acuerdo a Indepaz los fallecidos en la masacre trabajaban en el sector de la construcción y vivían desde hace cinco años en Colombia.

MEE staff (2022-01-04). Pegasus spyware: Hungary and Poland 'bought software after Netanyahu meeting'. middleeasteye.net Pegasus spyware: Hungary and Poland 'bought software after Netanyahu meeting' | Polish media investigations suggest some Pegasus attacks overlapped with meetings between Netanyahu and country leaders | Tue, 01/04/2022 – 09: 46 | Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban (R) stands alongside then Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu (L) during a joint press conference with Visegrad country prime ministers in B…

Staff (2022-01-04). Villarreal golea a Levante en liga española de fútbol. cubadebate.cu El Villarreal goleó este lunes por 5-0 al Levante y escaló al octavo puesto en la Liga de fútbol de España, que dio inicio a sus actividades en 2022. Para el Villarreal fue la séptima victoria con igual cantidad de empates y cinco derrotas, mientras el Levante sigue sin conseguir éxitos en los primeros 19 duelos, 11 de ellos perdidos.

sputniknews (2022-01-04). UK Hospitals Declare Critical Incidents, Urge 'More Cautious Approach' to COVID-19 Restrictions. sputniknews.com As the Omicron variant of the coronavirus continues to drive cases up, UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson has held off on introducing stricter restrictions in England than his current "Plan B". Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland, meanwhile, have opted for a toughening of the measures in place to curb the spread of the respiratory disease.

teleSUR, MER (2022-01-04). Argentina suspende exportación de 7 cortes de carne hasta 2023. telesurtv.net Los cortes de carne que no podrán ser exportados son: asado con o sin hueso, falda, matambre, tapa de asado, nalga, paleta y vacío.

Fight Back (2022-01-04). Philippines: Denounce gross lack of preparations for new pandemic surge. fightbacknews.org Fight Back News Service is circulating the following Jan. 3 statement from the Communist Party of the Philippines. | The Filipino people are outraged at the gross lack of preparations of the Duterte government for the rapid surge in Covid-19 infections. The new surge has long been anticipated by the scientific community with the identification of the Omicron variant which started to spread in the western hemisphere as early as November 2021. | The Duterte government's complacency is clearly manifested in the just signed 2022 budget which did not allocate enough funds to conduct free mass testing and ramp up…

Staff (2022-01-04). Tech giants alter 5G rollout plans. rt.com Two US cell providers say they will hold off on their 5G networks amid safety concerns from airlines and federal regulators | AT&T and Verizon, two of America's largest telecom firms, have agreed to a temporary delay for their C-band 5G networks as talks continue with government officials and airlines, who say the tech could affect aircraft instruments. | The companies confirmed the pause in separate statements on Monday, with Verizon stating it had agreed to a two-week delay, "which promises the certainty of bringing this nation our game-changing 5G network in January." | AT&T, meanwhile, said it accepted the…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2022-01-04). Mental health and the holidays: Resolutions. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Q: The start of a new year stirs up thoughts of reflection and the desire for change. What are healthy resolutions, and what tips do you have for staying committed? A: Change is hard, and new habits are much easier to make and then break because old patterns may be more familiar, comfortable and easy. Also, stress from the COVID-19 pandemic can make some resolutions more difficult to follow through on. For example, you might…

WSWS (2022-01-04). Ford: Works councils in Germany and Spain outdo each other with savings proposals. wsws.org The works councils of the two Ford plants are fighting each other over wage cuts and social cuts. Both are in overdrive to offer management the better conditions of exploitation.

ecns.cn (2022-01-04). 6,660 5G base stations built in Tibet. ecns.cn 4 (Xinhua) — Southwest China's Tibet Autonomous Region built 3,083 5G base stations in 2021, bringing the number of 5G base stations in the region to 6,660 in total.Tibet will also promote 5G network applications and technologies in education, medical care, transportation, and logistics, Yan said."ÄÄ"ÄÄThe region's digital economy is expected to rise 10 percent this year, said Yan. Enditem…

Christian Zeller (2022-01-04). Ecosocialist strategy: industrial restructuring as a joint project of the climate movement. indybay.org The findings of international climate research and the IPCC are clear. World society is heading for tipping points that will abruptly change the earth and climate system. As a result, several billion people will lose their previous livelihoods in a few decades.

Lynda Carson (2022-01-04). Dolph Rempp of Studio Instrument Rentals (S.I.R.) is a Trump supporter. indybay.org Ken Berry and Dolph Rempp, co-founders of Studio Instrument Rentals (S.I.R.) some major players in the music industry.

ecns.cn (2022-01-04). Egypt's Suez Canal revenues hit record 6.3 bln USD in 2021. ecns.cn The revenues of Egypt's Suez Canal reached 6.3 billion U.S. dollars in 2021, the highest in the canal's history, Chairman of the Suez Canal Authority (SCA) Osama Rabie said on Sunday.

Michael Harris (2022-01-04). Wednesday 1/5: 2022 Dr. George Washington Carver Day. indybay.org Veterans Memorial Plaza – Farmers Market | Department of Veterans Affairs | 10535 Hospital Way | Mather, CA 95655…

sputniknews (2022-01-04). Pabst Blue Ribbon's 'Try Eating A**' & 'Ask Your Mom' Tweets Leaves Netizens in Stitches. sputniknews.com PBR has already removed the tweets in question and issued an apology, with the company's vice president of marketing reportedly saying they are "handling the matter internally."

teleSUR, JDO (2022-01-04). Cancilleres de OTAN se reúnen para analizar situación con Rusia. telesurtv.net El encuentro este viernes 7 de enero también prevé abordar cuestiones más amplias sobre la seguridad en Europa.

Anand Naidoo (2022-01-04). The Heat: 30 days until the 2022 Beijing Olympics. america.cgtn.com It's just a month until the Beijing Winter Olympics. How is China preparing… and what can we expect?

Todd Steiner (2022-01-04). Costa Rica Announces the Expansion of Cocos Island National Park and the Seamounts Marine. indybay.org Costa Rica — Costa Rica announced today the expansion of Cocos Island National Park and the Seamounts Marine Management Area, increasing the protection around this biodiversity hotspot. Cocos Island is located approximately 320 miles from the Pacific Coast of Costa Rica. Due to its great biological diversity, the island was declared a national park in 1978.

Staff (2022-01-04). UK enforces biggest national security shake-up in years. rt.com New laws give the British government power to block takeovers in 17 areas of the economy | The UK government's National Security and Investment (NSI) Act has come into force, giving the state new powers to intervene in business and investor takeovers across 17 critical areas of the economy. | On Tuesday morning, the government

Staff (2022-01-04). China moves closer to countrywide e-coin rollout. rt.com Chinese central bank launches e-CNY apps in push to roll out its own e-currency to curb the popularity of crypto | China has launched pilot versions of its e-CNY digital yuan wallet applications, in a step towards mass rollout of a domestic CBDC (Central Bank Digital Currency). | The 'e-CNY (Pilot Version)' app was ready for download on Chinese Android and Apple app stores on Tuesday in Shanghai, Reuters reported. | The apps were developed by the People's Bank of China's (PBOC) digital currency research institute. | According to a notice in the apps, they are still in the development phase, for now only availa…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2022-01-04). FDA issues emergency use authorization for second at-home COVID-19 treatment. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org For the second time in as many days, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted emergency use authorization for an investigational antiviral pill to treat COVID-19. This time it is Merck's molnupiravir. According to the company, under the emergency use authorization, the treatment is cleared to treat mild to moderate COVID-19 in adults who have tested positive for the disease, are at high risk for progression to severe COIVD-19 and for whom alternative COVID-19…

WSWS (2022-01-04). Top Pentagon official declares Taiwan critical to "vital US interests" wsws.org Under the pretext of defending "democratic" Taiwan, the Biden administration is actively preparing for war with China to prevent it challenging American global hegemony.

Lachlan Hyatt (2022-01-04). Worker-Run Union Keeps Up the Fight Against Amazon. zcomm.org Both traditional top-down unions and employee-led organizations are experimenting with how to crack Amazon…

WSWS (2022-01-04). The Power of the Dog: A small world under the big sky. wsws.org Director Jane Campion's latest movie reaffirms her talent, and that of her actors, yet suffers from a narrow focus.

Thom Hartmann (2022-01-04). Make No Mistake, Fascism Is on the Ballot in 2022. zcomm.org The biggest battle for the survival of American democracy is before us now…

David Swanson (2022-01-04). Talk World Radio: Charles Lenchner on Refusing Military "Service" warisacrime.org AUDIO: Talk World Radio is recorded as audio and video on Riverside.fm. Here is this week's video and all the videos on Youtube. VIDEO: This week on Talk World Radio we're talking about refusing military "service." Our guest Charles Lenchner is a veteran peace activist, organizer, and political campaigner. Born in the United States, he …

teleSUR, mcs, JL (2022-01-04). Portugal registra récord de hospitalizaciones por Covid en un día. telesurtv.net Desde el 8 de febrero de 2021, el país no reportaba una gran cifra de ingresos hospitalarios en una jornada.

ecns.cn (2022-01-04). 30 injured after 5.5-magnitude quake jolts China's Yunnan. ecns.cn Thirty people have sustained minor injuries as of Tuesday noon after a 5.5-magnitude earthquake jolted Ninglang County in southwest China's Yunnan Province at 3: 02 p.m. Sunday, local authorities said.

teleSUR, MER (2022-01-04). Emiten alerta por riesgo de fuertes lluvias en 749 municipios de Minas Gerais, Brasil. telesurtv.net La alerta indica que las precipitaciones pueden ser de entre 30 y 60 milímetros por hora o 50 y 100 milímetros (mm) por día,…

United Front Committee For A Labor Party (2022-01-04). Wednesday 1/12: STOP Scab Amazon In San Francisco! End Slave Labor & Union Busting By Bezos. indybay.org Proposed Massive Amazon Warehouse | 900 7th St. & Berry St. | San Francisco…

Ediz Tiyansan (2022-01-04). New $165 million state fund to fight anti-Asian hate in California. america.cgtn.com California is getting ready to allocate $165 million of its state budget to fight anti-Asian hate crimes. The move follows a spike in attacks against Asian residents left many families scrambling for donations to pay for the victims' hospital bills, therapy costs, legal fees or …

ecns.cn (2022-01-04). In pics: Aerial photos of Mazu Ancestral Temple complex in Fujian. ecns.cn

WSWS (2022-01-04). Hundreds of new COVID-19 cases in Fiji amid third Delta wave. wsws.org The new wave coincides with the reckless decision by the Bainimarama government to open the country's borders to international travel from December 1.

teleSUR, mcs, JL (2022-01-04). Citan a Trump a declarar por presunto fraude fiscal en EE.UU. telesurtv.net La Organización Trump forma parte de una investigación civil debido a inflación de valores, donde se vincula a dos hijos del expresidente estadounidense.

sputniknews (2022-01-04). Missile Silos or Wind Turbines? China Asks US Not to Estimate PRC Nuke Arsenal Using Satellite Snaps. sputniknews.com The Pentagon has accused the People's Republic of making dramatic strides in beefing up its strategic arsenal, including on the basis of satellite images hinting at the construction of new missile silos. Against the backdrop of these claims, US allies have asked Washington not to scrap the contingency of preemptive nuclear strikes against Beijing.

Staff (2022-01-04). Omicron pushes health service into 'state of crisis'. rt.com Medical professionals in the UK have warned that the health service is in a state of crisis due to soaring Omicron cases | Several NHS trusts have declared that "critical incidents," such as staffing shortages and an increase in hospital admissions due to the rapid spread of Omicron, have pushed the NHS into "a state of crisis." | Speaking on Tuesday, the chief executive of the NHS Confederation, Matthew Taylor, warned that the UK health service is struggling to cope with the pressure caused by the current wave of the pandemic. | "In many parts of the health service, we are currently in a state of crisis," Tay…

WSWS (2022-01-04). K-12 schools forced open across the US amid Omicron surge. wsws.org The entire political establishment, the corporate media and the unions are forcing millions of children back into schools this week, threatening to vastly accelerate the surge of the COVID-19 pandemic.

ecns.cn (2022-01-04). S.Korean fighter jet makes emergency landing — media. ecns.cn An F-35A stealth fighter jet made an emergency landing during a training flight on Tuesday for a landing gear problem, Yonhap news agency reported citing the South Korean air force.

teleSUR (2022-01-04). Colombia: 3 Construction Workers Killed In Jamundi Municipality. telesurenglish.net On Monday, the Colombian Institute for Development and Peace Studies (INDEPAZ) denounced that three Venezuelan construction workers were murdered in the Jamundi municipality for opposing the behavior patterns imposed by paramilitary groups. This crime constitutes the first massacre of the year in Colombia. | RELATED: | Although the Colombian State and the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia signed a Peace Agreement in 201…

WSWS (2022-01-04). New York City educators, parents and students must act now to close schools to stop the spread of COVID-19! wsws.org The New York City Educators Rank-and-Files Safety Committee met on January 2 and authorized this statement calling on educators, parents, and students to take action to shut school buildings and prevent the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Zahra Mirzafarjouyan (2022-01-04). Front pages of Iran's English dailies on January 4. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jan. 04 (MNA) — Here are the front pages of Iran's English language dailies on Tuesday, January 4.

teleSUR (2022-01-04). Sudanese Don't Give Up in Their Fight Against The Dictatorship. telesurenglish.net On Tuesday, new demonstrations demanding civilian rule started in Sudan's capital Khartoum and other cities. Protesters gathered in Khartoum's busiest bus station Sharwani, prior to the march to the Republican Palace. | RELATED: | "Thousands took part in Tuesday marches in Khartoum and its twin city of Omdurman, condemning the coup. Pictures posted online show young protesters singing, beating drums and waving Sudanese flags. T…

ecns.cn (2022-01-04). China-Laos Railway shows favorable effects after month-long operation. ecns.cn Just after one month's operation, the China-Laos Railway has demonstrated its advantages and favorable effects in passenger and freight transportation.

Staff (2022-01-04). Abramovich stance 'revealed' in row over record Chelsea signing Lukaku. rt.com Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich has reportedly backed manager Thomas Tuchel over his handling of Romelu Lukaku | Chelsea manager Thomas Tuchel has the support of owner Roman Abramovich as the club deals with unhappy record signing Romelu Lukaku, according to reports. | Lukkaku returned to Stamford Bridge in the summer, with the West Londoners paying $130 million for his transfer from Inter Milan. | Scoring seven goals in 18 appearances across all competitions, the 28-year-old hasn't had a total nightmare on the pitch. | But in an unauthorized interview with Sky Sport Italia recorded some weeks ago yet broadcast…

JBLM Cop Watch (2022-01-04). JBLM DES Protection Division Still Illegally Spying On You. indybay.org The Joint Base Lewis-McChord (JBLM) DES Protection Division collecting and disseminating information about First Amendment Protected Activities in violation of DOD regulations and Federal law.

WSWS (2022-01-04). Australian hospitals in meltdown amid record COVID-19 infections. wsws.org Confirmed cases soared to a daily record of almost 50,000, but positivity rates indicate the real number of infections could already be in the hundreds of thousands.

teleSUR, SH (2022-01-04). China anuncia que seguirá modernizando su arsenal nuclear. telesurtv.net China indicó que mantiene la capacidad nuclear al nivel mínimo requerido para garantizar la seguridad nacional.

Congresswoman Barabra Lee (2022-01-04). Thursday 1/6: Jan 6th Talk: Hope, Resiliency & the Fight Against White Supremacy w/ Rep. Barbara Lee. indybay.org Online via livstream…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2022-01-04). Consumer Health: The gift of bone marrow transplantation. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org In this season of celebrating and gift-giving, you could have the chance to give someone the gift of a second chance at life. Each year, approximately 18,000 people in the U.S. under 74 are diagnosed with life-threatening illnesses for which a bone marrow transplant or an umbilical cord blood transplant are their best treatment options, according to the Health Resources & Services Administration. A bone marrow transplant, also called a stem cell transplant, is a…

teleSUR, JL (2022-01-04). Gobierno ecuatoriano confirma 68 casos de la variante àìmicron. telesurtv.net Desde la llegada de la pandemia, el país reporta un total de 549.418 casos y 33.681 víctimas mortales.

teleSUR, SH (2022-01-04). EE.UU. marca nuevo récord mundial de casos diarios de coronavirus. telesurtv.net Según la Universidad Johns Hopkins, en el último día se reportaron 1.083.948 casos registrados de la Covid-19 en EE.UU.

Staff (2022-01-04). Haitian PM shot at by armed 'bandits and terrorists'. rt.com Failed attempt on Ariel Henry's life comes less than six months after the country's president was assassinated | Gunmen have tried to kill Haiti's prime minister, Ariel Henry, following threats from gangs. The premier escaped unscathed, however, one person was reportedly killed, and two more injured in the shooting. | Henry was visiting the northern city of Gonaives on Saturday, as the country marked the 218th anniversary of its independence. According to the prime minister's office, he was leaving a church when "bandits and terrorists" opened fire on him and his security detail. Footage circulating on social…

John Brown (2022-01-04). Your Right of Defense Against Unlawful Arrest or When to Shoot A Cop. indybay.org How many unarmed, non-violent people have died at the hands of the police? When the police target you through a pattern of false arrests and illegal detentions, violent attacks on homes, family and friends, perhaps we have a duty to fight back?>

Sam Carliner (2022-01-04). Hawaii's water protectors lead a growing movement to close Navy fuel site. zcomm.org In the wake of a major leak by the Navy that contaminated O'ahu's water supply, water protectors found unlikely allies among outraged military families…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2022-01-04). Consumer Health: Children and good hand-washing habits. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org If the COVID-19 pandemic has taught us anything, it's that frequent hand-washing is one of the best ways to avoid getting sick and spreading illness. Keeping hands clean can prevent 1 in 3 diarrhea-related illnesses and 1 in 5 respiratory infections, such as a cold or the flu, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Help children stay healthy by encouraging them to wash their hands frequently, and make it a family affair….

Moderator (2022-01-04). Big Pharma Hikes Prices on 442 Drugs. scheerpost.com By Jake Johnson / Common Dreams Patient advocates on Monday condemned the U.S. pharmaceutical industry for ushering in the new year with price hikes on more than 440 medications, a move that came as congressional Democrats' plan to lower prescription drug costs remained stuck due to Sen. Joe Manchin's persistent obstruction. According to the healthcare firm GoodRx, the prices …

Commonwealth Club (2022-01-04). Tuesday 1/11: Inside Trump's Attempted Election Steal and the People Who Stopped It. indybay.org Online event…

teleSUR, JDO, JCM (2022-01-04). FANB de Venezuela eleva alerta ante violencia en Arauca, Colombia. telesurtv.net Buscan proteger al pueblo y responder de manera contundente ante cualquier agresión a la soberanía nacional.

Jennifer Balch (2022-01-04). Climate Change-Fueled Blaze Destroys 1,000 Homes in Colorado. zcomm.org "We've known that there's a link between climate change and wildfires for over a decade, and it takes just a little bit of warming to lead to a lot more burning"

WSWS (2022-01-04). European Union funds Greece's fascistic anti-refugee offensive—Part 1. wsws.org The camps being built in Greece, with the fulsome praise of bourgeois politicians across the continent, are prisons, enforcing total surveillance and control over detainees.

teleSUR (2022-01-04). South Africa's Parliament Fire Flares Up Again. telesurenglish.net On Monday afternoon, the fire service of Cape Town said that the parliament fire, which started on early Sunday, has flared up again. The void beneath the roof sheeting of the building of the Lower House is on fire and about 34 firefighters are busy battling with the fire. | RELATED: | The fire service has scaled down resources from 9 p.m. last night, and the fire in the building is under control except on the fourth f…

Staff (2022-01-04). Raúl Castro y Díaz-Canel envían ofrendas florales a despedida de combatiente revolucionaria. cubadebate.cu Ofrendas florales del General de Ejército Raúl Castro y del presidente cubano, Miguel Díaz-Canel, acompañaron este lunes, en Granma, el último adiós a Edemis Tamayo Núñez, integrante del pelotón femenino Mariana Grajales, creado en la Sierra Maestra por iniciativa de Fidel Castro y Celia Sánchez, en septiembre de 1958.

Tes Welborn (2022-01-04). Thursday 1/13: Recall Reform Proposed for San Francisco. indybay.org Zoom How to Join the HANC | Meeting. Please join us on Thursday, January | 13, at 7: 00 pm. Aaron Peskin | will discuss a ballot measure to | reform the recall process. (We | are not discussing the specific | upcoming recall elections.) | • To join the meeting, copy this | link: zoom.us/j/97001985 | 280?pwd=Nkx2UVFPSTRVWG | VXUVZEbFRkb0xwQT09 | • Or, with the Zoom app: | Meeting ID: 970 0198 5280 | Passcode: 333544 | • Zoom also provides telephone | numbers. These are not toll free | numbers. Check with your | phone company before you | incur charges.

Direct Action Everywhere (2022-01-04). Tuesday 1/11: Critical Time In California: No More Factory Farms. indybay.org Join us in Sacramento on Tuesday, January 11th at 10am in support of No More Factory Farms and the Right to Rescue! | DxE investigator Matt Johnson is going to trial in Iowa in January for rescuing a piglet named Gilly from horrific animal cruelty at a factory farm owned by Iowa Select Farms (ISF). The investigation and rescue at ISF sparked national outrage over the mass-kill method known as "ventilation shutdown," and we're expecting major media attention from the trial, too. | This trial is an opportunity to push for bold legislation addressing the cruelty of animal agriculture and curbing the power of the cor…

WSWS (2022-01-04). Cruise ship crews respond to heightened CDC warnings, recommendation to "avoid cruise travel" wsws.org Representatives of the cruise industry have denounced the US Centers for Disease Control for its warning about the dangers of shipboard travel.

Staff (2022-01-04). Newcastle seeks to hijack Lyon transfer for Zenit's Azmoun. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jan. 04 (MNA) — An English media announced that Newcastle has been looking for Sardar Azmoun to make a contract with the Iranian national team striker in winter transfers.

Staff (2022-01-04). Judge rules on US Navy SEALs vaccination dispute. rt.com US judge rules in favor of Navy SEALs refusing vaccination on religious grounds | A Texas court ruled that it would be unconstitutional for the US Navy to punish service members seeking a religious exemption from President Joe Biden's vaccine mandate. | District Judge Reed O'Connor issued a preliminary order on Monday blocking the Navy and the Department of Defense from enforcing their vaccine rules. | "The Navy service members in this case seek to vindicate the very freedoms they have sacrificed so much to protect," the judge wrote in his decision. "The Covid-19 pandemic provides the government no license to…

teleSUR, yart, JCM (2022-01-04). Parlamento italiano votará nuevo presidente el 24 de enero. telesurtv.net Entre los posibles candidatos a ocupar el cargo están el premier Mario Draghi, quien crearía un conflicto de ser electo.

teleSUR, MER (2022-01-04). Detectan nueva variante de la Covid-19 en Francia. telesurtv.net Según el estudio realizado, la nueva variante presenta al menos 46 mutaciones y 37 deleciones.

Jan6 Unity Day Coalition (2022-01-04). Thursday 1/6: Davis: January 6th Day of Remembrance & Action Vigil for Democracy & Voting Rights. indybay.org DAVIS: Central Park, 5th Street & B Street, Davis, CA 95616 | Please wear a mask and be vaccinated/boosted. Follow all COVID safety guidelines, especially w/ omicron variant: www.cdph.ca.gov/Programs/CID/DCDC/Pages/…

Party for Socialism & Liberation (2022-01-04). Tuesday 1/4: Press Conference: Stop the Mayor's War on the Tenderloin! indybay.org SF City Hall. Tune into the livestream via @PSLBayArea on Twitter…

WorkWeek (2022-01-04). WorkWeek:Homeless/Journalist Attacked, South Africa Clover Strike & UAW Columbia Grads. indybay.org WorkWeek covers the attack on Sausalito Homeless & Journalist Jeremy Porje, Next we cover the South African GIWUSA Clover Workers Strike & UAW Columbia Graduate Students Strike. We also program the SF Mime Troupe's "Red Carol"

WSWS (2022-01-04). As Omicron infections soar, Europe's governments force the sick back to work. wsws.org As Europe discovered its 100 millionth case of COVID-19, with millions falling ill each week, European governments are slashing isolation periods for the sick.

Staff (2022-01-04). 'We'd be shot for this': Husband of Russian high jump queen cites Kenya & Ukraine in doping double standards. rt.com The husband of Olympic high jump champion Mariya Lasitskene has suggested Russia has faced double standards when it comes to doping sanctions | Russia has been hit with severe doping sanctions while countries such as Kenya and Ukraine have got off lightly, the sports journalist husband of Tokyo Olympic high jump champion Mariya Lasitskene has suggested. | Russia remains suspended by World Athletics, meaning stars such as three-time world champion Lasitskene can only compete as neutrals. | The sanctions were first imposed back in 2015 in the wake of allegations of a state-sponsored doping program run by Russia.

ecns.cn (2022-01-04). RCEP certificates issued around China as trade pact is activated. ecns.cn With the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership in effect, local customs authorities issued RCEP certificates of origin to companies nationwide, bringing tariff reductions to enterprises and eventually making consumers the biggest beneficiary.

WSWS (2022-01-04). Facing public outrage and Omicron catastrophe, Ontario government reluctantly delays school reopening. wsws.org While briefly delaying the resumption of in-class teaching, the government is not instituting a single meaningful safety measure to protect school workers or children from the virus once classes resume on January 17.

WSWS (2022-01-04). ATF joins investigation into New Year's Day fire which destroyed abortion clinic in Knoxville, Tennessee. wsws.org The clinic has been a target of the far right, and the fire comes amid a frontal assault on the right to abortion in the United States.

NewCORE & WHYY PBS (2022-01-04). Monday 1/17: Conversations of King: "Give Us The Ballot" – MLK, Voting Rights, & the Urgency in 2022. indybay.org Online event…

MEE staff (2022-01-04). Jerusalem: Israeli authorities demolish health centre in Jabal al-Mukaber. middleeasteye.net Jerusalem: Israeli authorities demolish health centre in Jabal al-Mukaber | The demolition of the centre, which serves 20,000 people, took place despite an appeal submitted against it | Tue, 01/04/2022 – 10: 19 | More than 850 Palestinian homes and structures were destroyed by Israel in 2021, including 160 units in East Jerusalem, according to B'Tselem (AFP) | Israeli authorities on Tuesday demolished a health…

Zahra Mirzafarjouyan (2022-01-04). Raeisi's visit to Russia turning point in Tehran-Moscow ties. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jan. 04 (MNA) — The visit of Iranian President Ebrahim Raeisi to Russia is a turning point in Tehran-Moscow relations, said the country's ambassador to Russia Kazem Jalali.

WSWS (2022-01-04). German court ruling on triage for elderly patients in pandemic: A double-edged sword. wsws.org If the Federal Constitutional Court were serious about protecting the disabled, human dignity and lives, it should have called on the government to take immediate and urgent measures to contain the pandemic.

teleSUR (2022-01-04). Venezuela: Arreaza Leads Massive Rallies In Barinas Campaign. telesurenglish.net The United Socialist Party of Venezuela (PSUV) candidate to Barinas state governor Jorge Arreaza continues his political campaign for the elections to be held on Sunday. | RELATED: | On Monday, Arreaza took part in popular assemblies in Cruz Paredes, Obispos, and Barinas, where he listened to what citizens expect of him as governor and confirmed the effectiveness of government programs. | "Our policy proposals stem from suggestions made by citizens in these assemb…

ecns.cn (2022-01-04). Beijing sets air quality record in 2021. ecns.cn Beijing made a breakthrough in its air pollution treatment as the city reached the national air quality standard, local authorities said Tuesday.

ecns.cn (2022-01-04). Chinese, Tajik presidents exchange congratulations on 30th anniversary of diplomatic ties. ecns.cn Chinese President Xi Jinping and his Tajik counterpart, Emomali Rahmon, on Tuesday exchanged congratulations on the 30th anniversary of diplomatic ties between the two countries.

Zahra Mirzafarjouyan (2022-01-04). Saudi coalition claims intercepted 5 drones launched by Yemen. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jan. 04 (MNA) — The Saudi coalition claimed to have intercepted and shot down five drones belonging to the Yemeni army on Monday night.

Staff (2022-01-04). Cuba lamenta el fallecimiento de la reconocida actriz Gina Cabrera. cubadebate.cu Este lunes falleció a los 93 años de edad, Luisa Gorgina Cabrera Parada, figura de los escenarios y el teatro, conocida en la cultura cubana e internacionalmente como Gina Cabrera. Su deceso deja un profundo dolor, por el cariño y la admiración que despertó en el público cubano tras sus magistrales entregas e interpretaciones.

Staff (2022-01-04). Rand Paul quits YouTube over 'despicable' censorship. rt.com Citing the platform's rampant censorship practices, the lawmaker said he was leaving YouTube as part of an 'exodus' from Big Tech | Senator Rand Paul (R-Kentucky) has announced that he will no longer be posting content on YouTube, branding the Google-owned platform as the "worst censors" among a host of "Big Tech gatekeepers" that "silenced" opposing views. | Penning his thoughts in an op-ed for the Washington Examiner on Monday, Paul noted that the move would be part of a bigger "exodus" from the "new town square" of "Facebook, YouTube, Twitter and Instagram" over rampant censorship and an "almost religious a…

Staff (2022-01-04). Theranos founder convicted of fraud & conspiracy. rt.com Elizabeth Holmes, once touted as the Steve Jobs of biotechnology, could now face a lengthy prison term | The founder and CEO of 'revolutionary' blood-testing health technology company Theranos, has been found guilty on four counts of wire fraud and conspiracy to defraud investors, but not patients. | Elizabeth Holmes, 37, was found not guilty on four charges revolving around "wire fraud against Theranos paying patients," and the jury in California also remained deadlocked on three other charges on Monday. But with a partially guilty verdict she could still face up to 20 years in prison for each count, although…

David Giesen (2022-01-04). Wednesday 1/5: San Francisco Bay Region Teachers Forum: John Dewey. indybay.org ZOOM : zoom.us/j/93465239870?pwd=TzluejZDbjFsUF…

Marzieh Rahmani (2022-01-04). Massive US snowstorm kills at least three people. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jan. 04 (MNA) — At least three Americans were killed across the mid-Atlantic and more than half a million customers were without electricity on Monday because of the biggest snowstorms in recent years.

GuardiansWorldwide (2022-01-04). Tuesday 1/18: Open Climate: Moving Toward an Indigenous Climate Economy. indybay.org Online event (English & Spanish translation)…

Fight Back (2022-01-04). LAPD kills 2 inside of crowded store, 14-year-old dead. fightbacknews.org Los Angeles, CA – On December 23, 2021, the crowded North Hollywood Burlington store became the scene of two lives taken by LAPD. Daniel Elena Lopez was assaulting a woman, and 911 calls were placed by witnesses. One witness incorrectly reported that shots had been fired inside of the store. LAPD showed up to the scene. Police body cam video recently released shows the LAPD negligence and disregard for human lives. | Killer cop William Dorsey Jones, carrying a military grade assault rifle, saw Lopez 20 feet across an aisle, never ordered Lopez to do anything, and simply fired three shots at him. One missed, one…

sputniknews (2022-01-04). US Retains Nuclear Weapons to 'Preserve Peace And Stability', Claims State Dep. Spokesman. sputniknews.com For the first time ever, all five nuclear weapon-wielding states party to the Non-Proliferation Treaty – United States, the United Kingdom, France, China and Russia – affirmed in a joint statement on 3 January that "a nuclear war cannot be won and must never be fought."

sputniknews (2022-01-04). US Court Bars Pentagon From Punishing Seamen for Vaccination Refusal. sputniknews.com MOSCOW (Sputnik) — A US court has prohibited the Department of Defense from sanctioning Navy personnel for their refusal to be vaccinated against COVID-19, despite a vaccine mandate for the entire American military, the Washington Post reported on Tuesday.

teleSUR (2022-01-04). Paraguayans Cry Death of Spanish Jesuit Pa'i Oliva. telesurenglish.net "He took part in all the fights… His Eucharistic celebration in the Congress Squares in March 1999, which was carried out between bullets and fire, remains in history as a lesson in courage," film director Marcelo Martinessi said. | Francisco de Paula Oliva holding a sign that reads, "We exist and we resist."

teleSUR (2022-01-04). US Single-Day COVID-19 Cases Surpass 1 Million. telesurenglish.net The United States shattered a single-day record with over 1 million COVID-19 cases on Monday amid the rapid spread of Omicron variant and government decisions to ease prevention and control measures in the country. | RELATED: | As of 0500 GMT Tuesday, the country registered about 1.07 million confirmed cases in the past 24 hours, according to Johns Hopkins University. The United States remains the country wo…

Dr. Charles Hoffe (2022-01-04). Video: The mRNA Vaccine Generates Microscopic Blood Clots: Dr. Charles Hoffe. globalresearch.ca First published by Global …

Staff (2022-01-04). Dozens of children mistakenly given Covid jabs for adults. rt.com Health authorities in Germany accidentally gave 42 kids Covid-19 shots intended for adults | Forty-two children aged five to 11 have been given Covid-19 vaccine doses meant for adults. Health authorities in Hanover, Germany, have claimed it should not enhance the risk of side effects. | On Monday, a spokesperson for the Hanover regional government announced that 42 children at a city zoo vaccination center had been given shots with higher concentrations, meant for adults. | The chief specialist at the health department, Marlene Graf, said the increased dose is not harmful, and no serious consequences are expec…

teleSUR, SH (2022-01-04). øCómo se llegó a los comicios a gobernador del estado Barinas, Venezuela?>. telesurtv.net De acuerdo al cronograma del CNE, la campaña electoral en el estado Barinas se extenderá hasta el 6 de enero a medianoche.

Morteza Ahmadi Al Hashem (2022-01-04). VIDEO: Severe winter weather disrupts Biden's return to DC. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jan. 04 (MNA) — The staircase Biden uses got stuck in the snow, temporarily preventing the president and his staff from getting off Air Force One.

WSWS (2022-01-04). No return to schools! Children's lives matter! wsws.org The UK unions' contempt for their members health and lives could not be clearer. Their statement acknowledges, "last term education staff were more likely than other workers to test positive", only to complain that this was "inevitably leading to disruption of education."

ecns.cn (2022-01-04). Chinese, Ukrainian presidents exchange congratulations on 30th anniversary of diplomatic ties. ecns.cn Chinese President Xi Jinping and his Ukrainian counterpart, Volodymyr Zelensky, on Tuesday exchanged congratulations on the 30th anniversary of diplomatic ties between the two countries.

Speak Out Now (2022-01-04). Saturday 1/22: Straight Talk about COVID-19. indybay.org Online meeting, see website for details…

GuardiansWorldwide (2022-01-04). Tuesday 1/18: Clima abierto: avanzando hacia una economía climática por parte de los pueblos indígenas. indybay.org Evento en línea…

teleSUR (2022-01-04). Myanmar Civil Government Insists On Defensive War Against Coup. telesurenglish.net On Tuesday, Myanmar's National Unity Government (NUG) insisted on "defensive warfare" as the only solution to defeat the military junta that took power on February 1, 2021. | RELATED: | The NUG, made up of politicians and activists loyal to the ousted Burmese leader Aung San Suu Kyi, accused the military of "repressing, torturing, killing and committing crimes against their own population" and of holding the country hostage.

WSWS (2022-01-04). Amid record-breaking COVID infections, Pennsylvania governor and teacher unions call for in-person learning to continue. wsws.org The COVID catastrophe throughout the state is being fueled by unsafe school openings, which Pennsylvania Federation of Teachers president and Democratic Governor Tom Wolf are demanding begin January 4 so that parents can return to work.

ecns.cn (2022-01-04). South China's Hainan issues first RCEP Certificate of Origin. ecns.cn On New Year's Day, an enterprise from China's Hainan Free Trade Port started processing goods under the massive free-trade deal — the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP).

Tom Engelhardt (2022-01-04). Tomgram: Nick Turse, A Blank Check for Endless War. warisacrime.org This article originally appeared at TomDispatch.com. To receive TomDispatch in your inbox three times a week, click here. Here's the question that comes to my mind as 2022 begins: If soon after the global war on terror began — with no special sources of inside information, nothing — I could see perfectly well that it was …

Moderator (2022-01-04). The Cruel Failure of Welfare Reform in the Southwest. scheerpost.com (U.S. Department of Agriculture / By Eli Hager / ProPublica | This story was originally published by

Bill Means (2022-01-04). Remembering Wounded Knee 1890 & 1973. zcomm.org They said, we don't need warrants. We're looking for guns, we're looking for fugitives. Therefore, we don't need a warrant. So, they'd just break people's doors down, haul them out…

Pacifica's Covid, Race & Democracy (2022-01-04). CRD Workers' Struggles in Southern Africa Pacifica's Covid Race & Democracy. indybay.org Pacifica's Covid, Race and Democracy covers the growing working class struggles in South Africa from Namibia to South Africa.

ecns.cn (2022-01-04). Swearing-in ceremony held for HKSAR's 7th-term LegCo members. ecns.cn The newly-elected 90 Legco members participated in a swearing-in ceremony on Jan. 3, 2022.

WSWS (2022-01-04). Philippine election in crisis, as COVID cases skyrocket. wsws.org This year opened with a skyrocketing COVID-19 infection rate, soaring food and oil prices and rival ruling class candidates for the presidency openly plotting against democracy.

ecns.cn (2022-01-04). Beijing 2022 starts 30-day countdown. ecns.cn Preparations for the 2022 Winter Olympics entered the final stages with the 30-day countdown on Monday.

ecns.cn (2022-01-04). China hopes P5 could make commitments of mutual no-first-use of nuclear weapons. ecns.cn China hopes that the five Nuclear-Weapon States, namely China, France, Russia, Britain and the United States, could abandon the policies of nuclear deterrence based on the first-use of nuclear weapons and make commitments of mutual no-first-use of nuclear weapons, a Chinese arms control official said on Tuesday.

Staff (2022-01-04). 'Artificial Sun' hits record temperature. rt.com China's clean energy experiment reaches temperature five times hotter than the Sun | A clean energy experiment known as the 'Artificial Sun' reached a temperature of 70,000,000C, and held it for more than 17 minutes, during trials in China. The program aims to mimic natural reactions occurring within stars. | On Thursday, Chinese scientists set a new record, as their Experimental Advanced Superconducting Tokamak (EAST), known as the 'Artificial Sun', reached and sustained a temperature five times hotter than the Sun, state-run Xinhua News Agency reported. | The high-temperature plasma operation sustained tempe…

Staff (2022-01-04). Triplista cubana es portada en web de World Athletics. cubadebate.cu Leyanis Pérez quiere ser campeona olímpica, se lo ha dicho al colega Javier Clavelo y es uno de los titulares de su reciente reseña sobre la talentosa saltadora cubana que es portada en la web oficial de la World Athletic. La pinareña es la revelación más prometedora del año que recién se escapa y uno de los talentos del atletismo cubano.

ecns.cn (2022-01-04). Japanese PM cancels plan to visit U.S., Australia amid COVID-19 concern. ecns.cn Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida said on Tuesday that he will abandon provisional plans to visit the United States and Australia for summit talks prior to the start of a regular Diet session here in mid-January.

ecns.cn (2022-01-04). China to implement new regulation on algorithm recommendation services. ecns.cn A new set of rules on algorithm recommendation services will come into effect on March 1, the Cyberspace Administration of China (CAC) announced Tuesday.

ecns.cn (2022-01-04). U.S. daily COVID-19 cases surpass record 1 mln amid Omicron surge. ecns.cn The United States shattered a single-day record with over 1 million COVID-19 cases on Monday amid the rapid spread of the Omicron variant, according to data from Johns Hopkins University.

Staff (2022-01-04). Assange offered asylum just across US border. rt.com Mexico's leader extends asylum offer to WikiLeaks co-founder Julian Assange | Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said he sought a pardon for Julian Assange under the Trump administration but was ignored, while reiterating an asylum proposal he first floated last year. | President Obrador described efforts he made to secure the anti-secrecy activist's freedom and repeated an offer for political asylum during a Monday press conference, following a December 10 decision by the UK High Court of Justice which ruled that Assange could be extradited to the United States on a series of espionage charges link…

Ted Glick (2022-01-04). Marching to Biden's House on New Year's Day. zcomm.org People and the planet need action now, and working class people of all colors and cultures need to be given reasons to come out and vote…

ecns.cn (2022-01-04). China's domestic tourism revenue to near 600 bln USD in 2022: expert. ecns.cn China's domestic tourism revenue is expected to reach 3.81 trillion yuan (about 598 billion U.S. dollars) in 2022, Dai Bin, president of the China Tourism Academy, said on Saturday.

ecns.cn (2022-01-04). Over 7 mln vaccine doses administered in SW China's Tibet. ecns.cn Over 7 million COVID-19 vaccine doses have been administered in southwest China's Tibet Autonomous Region, said Yan Jinhai, acting chairman of the regional government.

ecns.cn (2022-01-04). China's box office during New Year's Day holiday tops 1 bln yuan. ecns.cn China's box office revenue during the New Year's Day holiday reached 1.02 billion yuan (about 160 million U.S. dollars), data from the China Film Administration showed Tuesday.

Natalia Marques (2022-01-04). Mexican women's solidarity defies Texas abortion law. zcomm.org Despite the risks and illegality of their activism, these women view it as their duty to help women access their human right to abortion…

teleSUR, DRL (2022-01-04). Lideresa mapuche critica procedimiento en la Constituyente. telesurtv.net La machi Francisca Linconao interpela a la presidenta saliente Elisa Loncón por la Consulta Indígena y Plurinacionalidad.

ecns.cn (2022-01-04). Ice-snow sculptures themed on Winter Olympics premier in Harbin. ecns.cn Ice-snow sculptures themed on the 2022 Winter Olympics premier in Harbin, northeast China's Heilongjiang Province.

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