Daily Archives: January 6, 2022

2022-01-06: News Headlines

Staff (2022-01-06). Law enforcement officers beheaded in Kazakhstan — media. rt.com The death toll among the security forces during the unrest in Almaty has reportedly reached 13 | At least two law enforcement personnel have been beheaded during violent protests in the Kazakh city of Almaty, according to local media reports on Thursday. | News of the alleged incidents was broadcast by Nur-Sultan's state-run TV channel Khabar 24, citing city authorities. Some 353 officers are said to have been injured, so far. The death toll among police and security service members has reportedly reached 13. | It is not yet clear whether the rioters decapitated the victims while they were still alive or mutil…

sputniknews (2022-01-06). Moscow: Events in Kazakhstan Are Attempt to Undermine Security of State, Inspired From Abroad. sputniknews.com The Kazakh authorities previously appealed to the country's allies within the CSTO bloc, requesting assistance amid violent riots in the city of Almaty.

Staff (2022-01-06). 'Dozens eliminated' after trying to storm police stations in Kazakhstan — official. rt.com Central Asian state facing wave of anti-government protests provoked by fuel price hike | Kazakhstani security services have claimed that they prevented attempts to storm police buildings in the country's former capital, Almaty, on Wednesday night, killing dozens of protesters involved in the attacks. | Demonstrators tried to take over the force's headquarters and several stations across the city overnight, police spokeswoman Altanat Avirbek said on Thursday morning. | She indicated that those attempts had been curbed, while "dozens of attackers were eliminated." | "Their identities are being established now,"

Peoples Dispatch (2022-01-06). Kazakhstan's president seeks CSTO assistance following violent protests. peoplesdispatch.org The Collective Security Treaty Organization has reportedly agreed to temporarily deploy peacekeeping forces following the protests continuing after the main demands of those on the streets were met…

sputniknews (2022-01-06). What is the CSTO and Why Are Its Peacekeeping Forces Being Sent to Kazakhstan? sputniknews.com The Collective Security Treaty Organisation (CSTO) decided on Thursday to send its peacekeeping forces to Kazakhstan amid raging protests in the Central Asian nation.

sputniknews (2022-01-06). CSTO Sends Peacekeepers to Kazakhstan to Stabilise Situation After Violent Riots. sputniknews.com The situation in Kazakhstan deteriorated on Wednesday when rioters in Almaty stormed the mayor's office and the old presidential residence and attacked police forces.

sputniknews (2022-01-06). Watch CSTO Peacekeepers From Russia Heading to Kazakhstan After Violent Riots in Almaty. sputniknews.com Kazakh President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev previously reached out to his fellow heads of the CSTO member states, requesting their help in overcoming the "terrorist threat".

WSWS (2022-01-06). Afghans protest Washington's starvation strategy. wsws.org With its draconian sanctions and illegal seizure of financial assets, Washington threatens to kill more Afghans by hunger in the coming months than were slaughtered in 20 years of war.

Bobby Hoffman (2022-01-06). One Year Later, Our Democracy is Still in Crisis. aclu.org As we reflect on the first anniversary of the insurrection at the U.S. Capitol, it's easy to think of that day's attack as an isolated incident — a singular outlandish, violent siege that threatened our democracy. But beginning long before Jan. 6, there has been a sustained attack on our fundamental right to vote — the cornerstone of democracy. Devoid of the guns, knives, and bats wielded by the Jan. 6 insurrectionists, this threat may seem modest, but the future of our democracy is still very much in peril. | The ongoing threat has been waged by individuals pushing baseless conspiracy theories abo…

Nora Barrows-Friedman (2022-01-06). Emma Watson smeared by racist Israeli diplomat. electronicintifada.net False anti-Semitism accusations won't work.

New Atlas (2022-01-06). BOMBSHELL: India's Role in the US Proxy war on Myanmar (and on China). newatlas.report January 6, 2022 (The New Atlas) — Just as India had in the past aided US foreign policy objectives against China through hosting violent militant groups targeting Tibet, India is once again hosting militants, this time targeting China's BRI partner, Myanmar in Southeast Asia. Reuters admits that armed militants and their weapons are staged inside …

Staff (2022-01-06). Jorge Rodríguez Accuses Guaidó of Stealing $3.1 Billion, Demands Justice. orinocotribune.com This January 5, 2022, the president of Venezuela's parliament, Jorge Rodríguez, requested that the special commission formed in January 2021 to investigate crimes committed by the 2015-2020 parliament incorporate the recent announcement by Juan Guaidó among its list of offenses. On January 3, the self-declared "interim president" Guaidó stated that his fake national assembly will continue to claim legitimacy, despite the fact that its constitutional term expired one year ago. | The supposed "government" of Guaidó also announced its distribution of several million dollars, expropriated from Venezuelan funds frozen…

Moderator (2022-01-06). House Progressives Endorse Adding 4 New Seats to Supreme Court. scheerpost.com By Julia Conley / Common Dreams The push to reform the U.S. Supreme Court got a significant boost Wednesday as the Congressional Progressive Caucus voted to officially endorse the Judiciary Act of 2021, which would add four seats to the bench and restore balance to what critics call a "hyperpartisan 6-3 stolen court." Rep. Pramila Jayapal …

Labor Video Project (2022-01-06). One Year After Jan 6 Insurrection & Rise Of Fascism With Vermont AFL-CIO Pres Van Deusen. indybay.org Vermont AFL-CIO president David Van Deusen is interviewed one year after the January 6, 2021 attempted coup and insurrection. His federation debated and voted for a resolution for a general strike to protest and stop such an insurrection. He talks about the same issues one year later.

Congresswoman Barabra Lee (2022-01-06). Thursday 1/6: Jan 6th Talk: Hope, Resiliency & the Fight Against White Supremacy w/ Rep. Barbara Lee. indybay.org Online via livstream…

Staff (2022-01-06). "Why Was the Federal Gov't So Unprepared?" Newsweek Reporter William Arkin on Jan. 6. democracynow.org One year since Trump supporters staged a violent mob attack on the U.S. Capitol in an attempt to stop the certification of Joe Biden's presidency, we discuss exactly what was happening behind the scenes in the intelligence community that day. We are joined by Newsweek national security reporter William Arkin, who appeared on Democracy Now! just hours prior to the Capitol attack and predicted a violent outcome hours later. Arkin says the intelligence community failed to prepare for the strength of Trump's movement and needs to beef up its approach in anticipation for the next insurrection or coup attempt. "It's re…

Staff (2022-01-06). Headlines for January 6, 2022. democracynow.org Biden to Call Out Trump's "Singular Responsibility" for Jan. 6 Insurrection, Jimmy Carter: U.S. Is at "Genuine Risk of Civil Conflict and Losing Our Precious Democracy", CDC Endorses Boosters for 12-to-15-Year-Olds as COVID Cases Skyrocket, Dozens Killed in Kazakhstan as Protests Grow in Former Soviet Republic, North Korea Acknowledges Testing Hypersonic Missile, Chilean Constitutional Assembly Elects New President to Rewrite Pinochet-Era Document, 12 Die, Including 8 Children, in Philadelphia House Fire, Ghislaine Maxwell Seeks New Trial After Two Jurors Admit Being Sexual Abuse Survivors, As Guantánamo Turns 20…

Jan6 Unity Day Coalition (2022-01-06). Thursday 1/6: Sacramento: Jan. 6th In-Person Sidewalk Vigil for Democracy & Voting Rights. indybay.org SACRAMENTO: Sidewalk intersection of 16th Street & J Street, Sacramento 95814 | 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/…

In Defense of Liberation! (2022-01-06). "Capitalist Democracy": What is it? And it's connections to Fascism. anchor.fm In this episode I discuss some of the ongoing struggles facing people here in the United States, on the anniversary of the January 6 attempt to take over Congress, and overthrow the election, and how they connect to the history of capitalism's connection to fascism, and the use of democracy as a tool by the state of capitalist dictatorship to misconstrue and misinformed the masses into believing this democracy is for them.

Johanna Kichton (2022-01-06). People's Action: We Need to Defend and Heal Our Democracy to Win 2022. peoplesaction.org Contact: Johanna Kichton, press@peoplesaction.org, 202.660.0605 WASHINGTON, D.C.—People's Action released the following statement by Movement Politics Director Brooke Adams on the anniversary of the armed insurrection at the U.S. Capitol on January 6, 2021: "One year ago, an armed mob whipped up by right-wing lies about the election, attacked the Capitol and tried to overturn the results of …

New Atlas (2022-01-06). US Breaks Own"Diplomatic Boycott" of 2022 Beijing Olympics — Up to 60 US Diplomats to Attend. newatlas.report January 6, 2022 (The New Atlas) — The US had announced a diplomatic boycott of the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics — yet nearly 60 US diplomats will be attending the games nonetheless. How serious can Washington's belief be that "genocide" is taking place in China if it is allowing its athletes to participate in the …

splcenter (2022-01-06). January 6: State of DC one year later. splcenter.org

Sonoma Valley Democrats (2022-01-06). Thursday 1/6: Sonoma: January 6th Day of Remembrance & Action Vigil for Democracy & Voting Rights. indybay.org SONOMA: Sonoma Plaza, 453 1st St E, Sonoma, CA 95476 | Wear a mask and please be vaccinated/boosted. Follow all COVID safety guidelines, especially w/ omicron variant: www.cdph.ca.gov/Programs/CID/DCDC/Pages/…

Staff (2022-01-06). Elie Mystal: AG Garland Must Be More Aggressive, Hold Trump & Allies Accountable for Insurrection. democracynow.org On the first anniversary of the deadly insurrection of January 6, when right-wing and white supremacist supporters of Donald Trump attacked the Capitol in an attempt to overturn the 2020 election, we speak with Elie Mystal of The Nation about the Department of Justice investigation, led by U.S. Attorney General Merrick Garland, who pledged Wednesday to bring everyone involved to "justice." Mystal says Garland should be more aggressive and also pursue Donald Trump. "I want actual evidence that this man is willing to take on the powerful, politically connected Republicans who did this to us, and so far I don't see…

WSWS (2022-01-06). One year since the fascist coup attempt of January 6. wsws.org Today marks the one-year anniversary of Donald Trump's attempt to reverse the 2020 election, overturn the Constitution and establish a dictatorship.

Staff (2022-01-06). "White Rage" Author Carol Anderson: GOP Attack on "Election Fraud" Really an Attack on Black Voters. democracynow.org Many events marking the first anniversary of the deadly January 6 insurrection at the U.S. Capitol are focusing on voting rights, as false claims about voter fraud have fueled Republican efforts to restrict voting access, especially for Black voters. Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer vowed Tuesday to proceed with a vote to change the filibuster rule to prevent Republicans from blocking new voting rights legislation. Professor Carol Anderson, author of "White Rage" and "One Person, No Vote," says former President Trump's false claims about voter fraud prompted a wave in 2021 of some of the most aggressive and r…

Staff (2022-01-06). Trump explains cancelation of January 6 event. rt.com The cancelation announcement followed vows by President Joe Biden to focus on Donald Trump and his allies in an anniversary speech | Former President Donald Trump said he has canceled a planned January 6 speech after numerous Republicans expressed concern about holding an event on the anniversary of the Capitol riot. | The press conference was set to take place at Florida's Mar-a-Lago, where Trump has spent the majority of his time since leaving the White House. | In a

John Rachel (2022-01-06). A radical assessment of January 6. nationofchange.org Even a broken clock is correct twice a day. Likewise, an incompetent, historically ignorant, politically naive, diplomaticallychallenged, shallow, impulsive, narcissistic reality show host elected by a connedcitizenry to the highest office in the land can occasionally get a few things right as well. I won't get into a spitting contest over whether the election was …

Staff (2022-01-06). Reform the Insurrection Act: Former Pentagon Adviser Says Trump Almost Used It to Subvert Election. democracynow.org Former Pentagon adviser Ryan Goodman says former President Trump could have used the Insurrection Act to hold onto power during the January 6, 2021, attack on the Capitol by his supporters. "There needs to be reform of the Insurrection Act," says Goodman, who authored the report "Crisis of Command: The Pentagon, the President, and January 6" for Just Security, where he is co-editor. He also discusses how Republican leadership from Congress, as well as agency heads from the FBI and the Justice Department, waged a coordinated response around Trump's claims of voter fraud in an attempt to increase Republican voter t…

Jan6 Unity Day Coalition (2022-01-06). Thursday 1/6: Santa Rosa: January 6th Day of Remembrance & Action Vigil for Democracy & Voting Rights. indybay.org SANTA ROSA: Courthouse Square, Fourth Street & Mendocino Ave, Santa Rosa, CA 95404 | 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/…

David Sirota (2022-01-06). How The Meltdown Became An Insurrection. dailyposter.com

ProPublica (2022-01-06). Thursday 1/6: The Insurrection One Year Later: The Threats to American Democracy w/ ProPublica. indybay.org Online event…

Poor People's Campaign (2022-01-06). Thursday 1/6: National Prayer Call: From Insurrection to Resurrection w/ Poor People's Campaign. indybay.org Online event…

_____ (2022-01-06). Steppe on Fire: Kazakhstan's Color Revolution. strategic-culture.org Maidan in Almaty? Oh yeah. But it's complicated. | So is that much fear and loathing all about gas? Not really. | Kazakhstan was rocked into chaos virtually overnight, in principle, because of the doubling of prices for liquefied gas, which reached the (Russian) equivalent of 20 rubles per liter (compare it to an average of 30 rubles in Russia itself). | That was the spark for nationwide protests spanning every latitude from top business hub Almaty to the Caspian Sea ports of Aktau and Atyrau and even the capital Nur-Sultan, formerly Astana. | The central government was forced to roll back the gas price to the e…

Staff (2022-01-06). Bitcoin dives after Kazakhstan kills internet. rt.com Former Soviet republic, world's second-largest mining hub, is facing major internet disruptions amid nationwide anti-government protests | Bitcoin has seen a sharp decline as protests continue in Kazakhstan, the world's second-largest mining hub, where internet was shut down, forcing local miners to switch off their equipment. | The world's leading cryptocurrency has dropped to $42,786, which marked a daily drop of nearly 8.5%, extending losses recorded during the previous session. | The decline occurred after network data provider NetBlocks reported "significant disruption to internet service in Kazakhstan fr…

_____ (2022-01-06). Made-in-the-USA Kazakhstan Violence? strategic-culture.org By Stephen LENDMAN | Time and again when destabilizing events happen on the world stage, hegemon USA's dirty hands are involved. | On January 2, violence erupted in Kazakh cities — including the country's largest, Almaty, and its capital, Nur-Sultan. | Allegedly over high fuel prices, Kazakh President, Kassym-Jomart Tokaev, promised to lower gas prices. | On Wednesday, he accepted Prime Minister Askar Mamin's resignation while saying the following: | "Calls to attack civilian and military offices are completely illegal." | It's "a crime! Power will not fall! We do not need conflict, but mutual trust and dia…

Staff (2022-01-06). Uranium prices surge as world's top supplier rocked by riots. rt.com Violent protests in Kazakhstan impact the global nuclear fuel market | Global prices for uranium have leapt by almost 8%, as Kazakhstan, which accounts for more than 40% of the world's production, struggles to contain widespread ongoing anti-government protests. | On Wednesday, uranium prices on the international market soared to $45.25 a pound from the $42 recorded the day before, according to data from nuclear fuel market research and analysis firm UxC, as quoted by Bloomberg. | Meanwhile, shares in the nation's largest producer, Kazatomprom, were reportedly down 11% in London trading. At the same time, most…

Patrick Chura (2022-01-06). Anti-fascist lessons from a blacklisted Jewish Communist. peoplesworld.org With hate crimes on the rise and democracy in crisis, the literature we study in schools has new purpose. Discussing books with young people doubles as a gesture of resistance. At this moment, the great activist writers seem greater and affect us more powerfully. But of all the readings I used in my university classes …

rebekah (2022-01-06). Selling Out Democracy for Political Influence. inequality.org

Jews United for Democracy & JCA (2022-01-06). Wednesday 1/12: Defeating Nazis in Court: Inside the Charlottesville Trial. indybay.org Online event (FREE)…

Pacifica's Covid, Race & Democracy (2022-01-06). 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.

Collier Freedom Movement, Women's March (2022-01-06). Saturday 1/15: Virtual Rally to Defend Truth, Democracy & Voting Rights w/ CFM & Women's March. indybay.org Virtual rally via livestream – join from anywhere…

sputniknews (2022-01-06). Norwegian Health Authorities Receive Threats Amid Record COVID-19 Spread. sputniknews.com The threats to the health authorities' lives and health often come in connection with new measures to curb the spread of COVID, as well as vaccination efforts. They were subsequently reported to the police as a "threat to democracy" and given top priority.

Sara Flounders (2022-01-06). Russia's demands challenge NATO's threats. workers.org Russian President Vladimir Putin at his End of the Year Press Conference, Dec. 23, 2021, speaking to 500 domestic and international journalists, said the following: "We have made it clear that any further movement of NATO to the East is unacceptable. Is there anything unclear about this? Are we deploying . . . |

Plus News (2022-01-06). In solidarity with Ethiopia and its people. plusnews.ug By Moses Khisa There is no doubt Ethiopia is in a made place. War is bad business. I am filing this column from the Ethiopian capital, Addis Ababa. I first arrived here eight years ago as a young PhD candidate trying to research and write a comparative doctoral project. Soon, I became deeply attached to this …

Vijay Prashad (2022-01-06). Right-Wing Hate Speech Runs Rampant in India's Elections. zcomm.org The upcoming elections in three Indian states will be a contest between the BJP's polarizing, violent, Islamaphobic messages and efforts to create a more plural, more democratic India…

Aaron Maté (2022-01-06). US war lobby fuels conflict in Russia, Ukraine, and Syria: ex-Pentagon advisor. thegrayzone.com Col. Doug Macgregor, an ex-Pentagon advisor, on how the US war lobby fuels conflict from Ukraine to Syria. Washington, DC, he says, is "occupied territory. It's occupied by corporations, by lobbies." Douglas Macgregor, a retired US Army Colonel and former Pentagon senior advisor, analyzes the US-Russia standoff in Ukraine; the aftermath of the US withdrawal from Afghanistan; Trump's failure to act on 2016 campaign anti-interventionist rhetoric, only to surround himself with neocons; and the ongoing, overlooked US military occupation of …

sputniknews (2022-01-06). UK Foreign Secretary Liz Truss Delivers Address on Russia in Parliament. sputniknews.com Truss previously threatened Moscow, saying that Russia would face "severe consequences" if it invaded Ukraine.

Editor (2022-01-06). Biden's Four Biggest Mideast Challenges in 2022Ôøº. scheerpost.com Al-Aqsa Mosque last May. [Screenshot / YouTube] | By Juan Cole | President Biden faces severe challenges this year, but in my view the for-profit news often either focuses on the wrong ones or misinterprets the nature of the obstacles. | Here are some of the major challenges: | 1. Iran While many foreign policy hawks and inside-the-beltway pundits see the Iranian civilian nuclear enrichment program as a major challenge, and while it is an important issue, there are other troubling dimensions of the US-Iran relatio…

Marzieh Rahmani (2022-01-06). Bagheri, senior S Korea diplomat to discuss Iran frozen funds. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jan. 06 (MNA) — Iranian top negotiator Ali Bagheri Kani and South Korea's First Vice Foreign Minister in Vienna will discuss the issue of Iran's frozen assets in South Korea.

Marzieh Rahmani (2022-01-06). Vienna talks positive, forward-moving: Iran top negotiator. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jan. 06 (MNA) — Iranian chief negotiator Bagheri Kani says the Vienna talks are "positive and forward-moving."

Marzieh Rahmani (2022-01-06). Funeral ceremony of 150 anonymous martyrs of Sacred Defense. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jan. 06 (MNA) — Funeral ceremony of 150 anonymous martyrs of Sacred Defense was held in the presence of Tehraners and Iranian Parliament Speaker Mohammad Bagher Ghalibaf on the campus of Tehran University.

Augusto Zamora R. (2022-01-06). Ucrania es casus belli, señores de la OTAN. globalizacion.ca Lleva meses Rusia advirtiendo sobre los peligrosos juegos de guerra de la OTAN en las proximidades de sus fronteras, sin que, en este Occidente cada vez más idiotizado, se quieran dar por enterados. Los medios de comunicación, en su permanente…

_____ (2022-01-06). Libya: Tough Elections During Tough Times. journal-neo.org Presidential elections should have been held in Libya on December 24, but now, in a country torn apart by war, acrid feud, and institutional divisions, few believe that the vote will take place at all. The High National Electoral Commission (HNEC), the body overseeing the vote, stated with great regret that it was unable to …

Ali Abunimah (2022-01-06). Yes, Canada does arm and fund Israel. electronicintifada.net Watch a discussion sparked by a diplomat's outright lie.

G. Dunkel (2022-01-06). The pandemic economy — sick workers can't do their jobs. workers.org New York City teachers protest the reopening of schools in August 2020 under unsafe conditions during the COVID pandemic. When the media is full of reports of thousands upon thousands of airline flight cancellations; of subway lines in New York suspended, along with Broadway shows; of professional sports games including . . . |

Jeremy Kuzmarov (2022-01-06). Capitol Riot One-Year Anniversary: Was it a False-Flag Attack? covertactionmagazine.com Amateurish planning, delayed police response and presence of agent provocateurs in crowd offers indication that Deep State was behind it. …

José Manuel Blanco Diaz (2022-01-06). Venezuela Aids Colombians Displaced by Violence in Arauca. orinocotribune.com Groups of displaced Colombians from the Arauquita municipality in the department of Arauca, Colombia, received proper care from the Bolivarian National Armed Force (FANB) on the Venezuelan side of the border, reported Venezuela's Defense Minister Vladimir Padrino. | Minister Padrino released images on Twitter showing the aid operation carried out by the military force. The FANB's objective is to receive and support people fleeing from the recently heightened violence in the conflict zone in Colombia, sparked by rival drug trafficking gangs fighting for territory. | Civil authorities also participated in the opera…

Matt Sedlar (2022-01-06). El año 2022 será un muy buen año económico. cepr.net The Virginian-Pilot | Daily Press | Palm Beach Post | Real Clear Politics | Chattanooga Times Free Press | Wealth Creation Investing | The News-Herald | The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette | The Free Lance-Star | The Cincinnati Enquirer | Klamath Falls Herald and News | Richmond Times-Dispatch | Las Vegas Sun | Lima News | The Frederick News-Post | New Canaan Advertiser | Edwardsville Intelligencer | Jacksonville Journal-Courier | The Seattle Times | New Castle News | The Herald Review | West Central Tribune | Hartford Courant | Bangor Daily News | The Tribune-Democrat | The Quad City Times | The Columbian | Forosocuella…

Maureen Clare Murphy (2022-01-06). Dutch double standards: punish Palestinians, embrace Israel. electronicintifada.net Netherlands sanctions Union of Agricultural Work Committees over staff, board members' alleged political affiliation.

Nino Pagliccia (2022-01-06). A Recall Referendum in Venezuela will be a Failure if Attempted. orinocotribune.com By Nino Pagliccia — Jan 3, 2022 | The year 2021 has just come to the end and as tradition has it, at least in some parts of the world, many do a review of events of the year and many others more constructively start working on the so-called personal resolutions and more hopefully that the new year may bring the best for our fellow world dwellers. | Author Roger Harris offers a 2021 political

Nora Barrows-Friedman (2022-01-06). Major performers dump Sydney Festival over Israeli sponsorship. electronicintifada.net Israel should not be able to artwash its crimes, boycotters say.

Pavan Kulkarni (2022-01-06). South African dairy worker strike continues as inquiry looms over Clover Industries. peoplesdispatch.org Unions have intensified their struggle, filing an official complaint against Clover's retrenchment plans to the Competition Commission and calling for the company to be nationalized…

Prabhat Patnaik (2022-01-06). Yet another contradiction of capitalism. mronline.org In the United States there are still four million persons who remain unemployed compared to before the pandemic; and yet the Biden administration's attempt to stimulate the economy has already run into a crisis with the re-emergence of inflation not just in that country but elsewhere in the capitalist world as well.

SAM (2022-01-06). Worshiping Markets, Genuflecting to Grand Fortune. inequality.org

Sharon Akunda (2022-01-06). Breaking: Brig Gen Mark Kodir dead. plusnews.ug The Regional Coordinator of Operation Wealth Creation for Moyo District, Brig Gen Mark Kodir is dead, the army has announced. The retired senior military officer died on Thursday at Victoria Hospital, according to Defense spokesperson, Brig Gen Flavia Byekwaso. Without giving further details on the cause of his death, Byekwaso said, "We condole with the …

Stansfield Smith (2022-01-06). 21st Century US Coups and Attempted Coups in Latin America. dissidentvoice.org During the 21st century, the US, working with corporate elites, traditional oligarchies, military, and corporate media, has continually attempted coups against Latin American governments which place the needs of their people over US corporate interests. US organized coups in Latin American countries is hardly a 20th century phenomenon. However, this century the US rulers have …

Jeff Pao (2022-01-06). Indonesia Export Ban Puts China in a Coal Bind. asia-pacificresearch.com

ecns.cn (2022-01-06). Traditional Chinese incense: special gift to Beijing Winter Olympics. ecns.cn Gu Junming, an inheritor of traditional Chinese incense-making craft, is cerebrating the upcoming Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics with his unique gifts.

Global Research News (2022-01-06). Selected Articles: Pfizer 6 Month Data Shows COVID Shots May "Cause More Illness than They Prevent" globalresearch.ca By OneAmerica is a large life insurance company in Indianapolis. The chief executive officer, Scott Davison just announced that judging …

ecns.cn (2022-01-06). Comicomment: Illusion of truth. ecns.cn The United States shattered a single-day record with over 1 million COVID-19 cases on Monday. More than 103,000 people are currently hospitalized with COVID-19 in the United States, the first time the total has reached six figures in nearly four months.

ecns.cn (2022-01-06). FAST approves 27 int'l applications for observation since opening. ecns.cn A total of 27 international applications from 14 countries for observation by using China's Five-hundred-meter Aperture Spherical Telescope (FAST) have been approved since it opened to global astronomers from March, 2021.

Staff (2022-01-06). Fidel Castro: estampas sobre el comandante invicto. cubadebate.cu El 1 de agosto de 2021, tras ganar su cuarta medalla de oro olímpica en lucha grecorromana, un triunfante, cansado y sonriente guerrero llamado Mijaín López, conocido como El gigante de la lucha, deseaba "agradecer y dedicar este resultado a nuestro Comandante en Jefe invicto, quien fue quien llevó por primera vez el deporte en Cuba". En la guerra contra la injusticia y la indignidad Fidel Castro Ruz, El gigante de Birán, continúa invicto. En su decir, Mijaíl sigue diciendo.

Staff (2022-01-06). Metropolis of 14 million confines unvaxxed to their homes. rt.com Violators in Philippines' capital Manila can expect to be fined, jailed, or both | Authorities in the Philippines' capital of Manila have banned the unvaccinated from leaving their homes save for buying essentials, going to work and doing exercise. Violators will be slapped with hefty fines, jail time, or both. | The decision, which affects around 14 million individuals living in Metro Manila, was announced on January 3. Under the new regulations, those who have not received two doses of Covid vaccine are to stay home, with only a few exemptions granted: buying necessities and seeking medical help, going to wo…

Tes Welborn (2022-01-06). 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.

Michelle Farber (2022-01-06). Abortion Rights Activists Fight Back With Mutual Aid and Direct Action in 2022. zcomm.org Activists from around the country are not losing hope. Instead, they are strategizing about how to turn the tide…

Oscar Soto (2022-01-06). Argentina — Algo más sobre el 2001 que nos parió. globalizacion.ca 20 años: de 2001 a 2021, lastimosamente el mapa de las injusticias se ha remarcado aún más en Argentina. No se trata de otra cosa que la gráfica de una reiterada escena: voluntades populares visibles frente a las manos del…

Global Research (2022-01-06). Biden aumentó exponencialmente el presupuesto militar. globalizacion.ca Joe Biden acaba de aprobar un presupuesto militar multimillonario, el más alto desde la Segunda Guerra Mundial. Este presupuesto es un 5% más alto que el destinado bajo la presidencia de Trump, y le otorga a los militares 24 mil…

sputniknews (2022-01-06). Bulli Bai Case: App Creator Neeraj Bishnoi Arrested for Putting Women Up for 'Auction' in India. sputniknews.com On 1 January, several Indian Muslim women, including journalists, social workers, and celebrities, sparked an uproar on social media after finding themselves listed for an "online auction" on the app "Bulli Bai" hosted on the GitHub platform. Mumbai Police arrested three students from different states linked to the case.

Reproductive Justice SF (2022-01-06). Saturday 1/22: Rise Up to Defend Abortion Rights! indybay.org 11: 30am Rally Phillip Burton Federal Building and U.S. Courthouse, 450 Golden Gate Ave (at Larkin), San Francisco | 1: 30pm Speak Out at Civic Center, SF…

Emir Sader (2022-01-06). Lula's Standing Rose in 2021 while Bolsonaro and the Third Way Ran out of Steam. orinocotribune.com By Emir Sader — Dec 29, 2021 | The first characteristic of Brazil in 2021 was the reversal of optimism regarding economic reactivation and favorable economic projections for 2022. On the contrary, throughout the year the economic recession took root, to the point that the Central Bank of Brazil had to substantially raise interest rates. | Unemployment remained at the high levels of the previous year, but what increased greatly was the number of precarious workers. Today we can say that the vast majority of Brazilians who earn some kind of income do not do so with a formal contract. That is, they have no job…

ecns.cn (2022-01-06). Harbin Ice Lantern Fair opens to celebrate Winter Olympics. ecns.cn The 48th Ice Lantern Fair kicked off in Harbin on Wednesday. A variety of glittering ice sculptures with Olympic elements were exhibited to celebrate the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics.

ecns.cn (2022-01-06). Tencent opens its WeChat Pay wallet to digital yuan. ecns.cn Tencent Holdings Ltd announced on Thursday that it now supports digital yuan payment through its proprietary mobile wallet WeChat Pay.

Black is Black Coalition (2022-01-06). Saturday 1/8: Deepening the Struggle Against Colonialism w/ BIBC. indybay.org Online event…

imperial.ac.uk (2022-01-06). Innovation Design Engineering students tackle '1.5 ∞C Cuisine' challenge. imperial.ac.uk Students from the Dyson School of Engineering experienced an innovative residential that fused design with food to help tackle the climate crisis.

Indybay (2022-01-06). Thursday 1/20: The Future of Reproductive Justice: With Roe v. Wade in Peril, What Comes Next? indybay.org Online event…

Marzieh Rahmani (2022-01-06). Zionists attack Quneitra province of Syria with tanks shells. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jan. 06 (MNA) — The Syrian sources reported late Wednesday that the Israeli army targeted areas in the Quneitra province, southern Syria with tank shells.

Staff (2022-01-06). French lawmakers approve 'vaccine passes'. rt.com Bill seeks to make access to public venues contingent on having proof of vaccination | France's National Assembly has passed a bill which, if approved by Senate next week, would make vaccination against Covid a must for those wishing to eat out, visit cultural venues, and travel across the country. | Following several days of fierce debate in the lower chamber of the French Parliament, early on Thursday morning lawmakers finally gave the green light to a piece of legislation that sets out to address the spread of Covid in the country. 214 MPs voted for, 93 against, and 27 abstained. | Among the measures featur…

ecns.cn (2022-01-06). China to set up national botanical garden system. ecns.cn China will set up a national botanical garden system to strengthen ex-situ conservation of endangered plant species, said the National Forestry and Grassland Administration Thursday.

WSWS (2022-01-06). Canton, Ohio police officer fatally shoots man during New Year's celebration just minutes into 2022. wsws.org James Williams, 46, was firing a gun into the air to celebrate the yew year when he was shot without warning in front of his wife.

WSWS (2022-01-06). Fire in Philadelphia row house kills 12 people, including 8 children. wsws.org According to officials from the Philadelphia Housing Authority, 26 people had been living in the unit that burned down Wednesday morning.

sputniknews (2022-01-06). Behind Closed Doors, US Urged Israel to Hamper Chinese Investments in Country – Report. sputniknews.com Over the last decade, former Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu tried to strengthen ties with China and solicit Chinese investment in Israel's infrastructure and technology industries.

Angela (2022-01-06). Saturday 1/8: Free virtual screening of the documentary film "My Haifa" indybay.org

Juan Torres López (2022-01-06). La economía en 2022, más nubes que claros. globalizacion.ca La mayoría de los economistas y organismos internacionales creyeron que 2022 sería el año de la definitiva normalización de la economía internacional tras la pandemia, después de una recuperación que se presumía potente y sin grandes obstáculos en el que…

Staff (2022-01-06). Ex-defence minister told to 'burn' secret Iraq war memo — reports. rt.com Former UK defence secretary Geoff Hoon alleges Downing Street insiders ordered him 'in no uncertain terms' to burn legal opinion that doubted basis for 2003 invasion | During Tony Blair's time in office, Downing Street allegedly ordered former defence secretary Geoff Hoon to burn a secret memo that questioned the legality of the 2003 Iraq invasion. Hoon makes the bombshell claim in a new memoir. | In disclosures that have boosted ongoing attempts to strip the former prime minister of his recently conferred knighthood, Hoon reportedly revealed that Blair's chief of staff Jonathan Powell had instructed him "in n…

Morteza Ahmadi Al Hashem (2022-01-06). Briefing on Iran's daily developments. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jan. 06 (MNA) — The following are the Islamic Republic of Iran's latest developments in the last 24 hours.

repost (2022-01-06). New CCSF Chancellor Says SEIU 1021 Members Hold "Respectful" Rally. indybay.org The new SF City College chancellor John Martin said that the SEIU1021 chapter had a "respectful" rally against the 67 layoffs. The SEIU 1021 SF City College Chapter leadership refused to have any public action before the layoffs and has kept the layoffs a secret from the public. There is no mention of the layoffs on the SEIU 1021 website and facebook page.

sputniknews (2022-01-06). One of Italy's Most-Wanted Criminals Arrested Thanks to Google Street View. sputniknews.com According to the Italian media, Gioacchino Gammino was the boss of the Stidda mafia group, which was engaged in a bitter feud with the infamous Cosa Nostra. In 2002, he was serving a life sentence for murder, but managed to escape from prison while a movie was filmed there. He had been on the run for almost two decades.

sputniknews (2022-01-06). 'Truth Needs to Come Out': BoJo Urged to Release Secret Docs on Wars Under Tony Blair. sputniknews.com The call comes amid a public uproar caused by last week's news that former UK Prime Minister Tony Blair had been knighted by the Queen in the New Year Honours List. An online petition to block Blair's knighthood has already topped 700,000 signatures.

ecns.cn (2022-01-06). Hainan free trade port attracts projects worth over 5 bln USD. ecns.cn Construction of 142 projects involving a total investment of 37.3 billion yuan (about 5.85 billion U.S. dollars) started Thursday in south China's Hainan free trade port.

Tom Engelhardt (2022-01-06). Tomgram: Engelhardt, A Nation Coming Apart at the Seams. warisacrime.org This article originally appeared at TomDispatch.com. To receive TomDispatch in your inbox three times a week, click here. What Will We Remember of 2022? Nation (Un)Building and Planet (Un)Building, American-Style By Tom Engelhardt Let me start 2022 by heading back — way, way back — for a moment. It's easy to forget just how long this …

sputniknews (2022-01-06). Ex-VP Mike Pence's Team Reportedly Collaborating With 6 January House Committee. sputniknews.com Last month, ex-POTUS Donald Trump suggested that former Vice President Mike Pence was "mortally wounded" after he refused to delay congressional certification of Joe Biden's electoral victory in early January 2021.

WSWS (2022-01-06). Australian prime minister declares the country must "ride the wave" of Omicron surge. wsws.org The bipartisan National Cabinet wound back testing further amid record infections and upheld a program of mass illness and death in the interests of corporate profit.

ecns.cn (2022-01-06). In pics: Winter scenery of Jiuzhaigou National Park. ecns.cn Karst land forms and spectacular waterfalls and lakes in Jiuzhaigou National Park.

Paul Haeder (2022-01-06). Twenty Years of Teaching Science in Public School Down the Covid Drain. dissidentvoice.org These are snooping, snitching, massive canceling, censorious times. I just talked with a friend who is in San Francisco who has been working hard as a science teacher. He has opened up the curriculum, has worked to be in his school's union and he has just gotten married. That's 55, now, and he has to …

League of Women Voters (2022-01-06). Wednesday 1/26: Supreme Court in 2022: Future of Abortion Rights, Voting Rights & Gun Control w/ LWV. indybay.org Online event…

Staff (2022-01-06). Call of Duty cheat creators brought to court. rt.com The game publisher argues that the hacks lead to unfair gameplay and have caused 'irreparable damage' | Activision, the game publisher behind the Call of Duty (COD) games, has filed a lawsuit against EngineOwning, as well as individuals it claims work for the company, as part of a crackdown on alleged cheat developers. | The court action marks an increased focus by Activision on cheat creators; the publisher is arguing that users who exploit these hacks disrupt the first-person shooter games, ruining the experience for non-cheating players. | "The COD Games are designed to be enjoyed by and fair for all player…

sputniknews (2022-01-06). Danish Professor Wants to 'Let Omicron Loose' Among Vaccinated, Politicians Wary. sputniknews.com While vaccine researcher and Copenhagen University Professor Ole Frilev Olesen has maintained that the Omicron strain would push the more dangerous Delta off the playing field, the Danish authorities are not ready to lift restrictions for the vaccinated, citing an increase in hospitalisations amid a record wave of infections.

Staff (2022-01-06). El tiempo: Madrugada algo fría, día cálido y muy pocas lluvias. cubadebate.cu 🌡La próxima madrugada será algo fría en localidades del interior, con temperaturas mínimas entre 13 y 16 grados Celsius, siendo superiores en zonas costeras, donde llegarán hasta 20 grados Celsius. La tarde será cálida, con temperaturas máximas entre 27 y 30 grados Celsius.

sputniknews (2022-01-06). Man in India's Kerala Cons Over 900 People With Fake Crypto, Raising $161 Million. sputniknews.com The company was set up in 2020 when India imposed its first lockdown. Investors bought the "Morris Coin", listed with a Coimbatore-based cryptocurrency exchange called the Franc Exchange and they were told that their money would increase three-fold once this currency was launched on national or international exchange platforms.

_____ (2022-01-06). British Intelligence Intensifies its Struggle against Russia and China in Central Asia. journal-neo.org In a recent interview for the The Telegraph Damian Hinds, the British Minister of State for Security and Borders, named the most threatening states with which British politicians and secret service agents must contend. According to him, clear dangers are posed by Russia, China, and Iran. That a representative of Britain's present-day political and military …

WSWS (2022-01-06). China's lockdown in Xi'an suppressing COVID-19 outbreak. wsws.org China's actions stand in stark contrast to the disastrous policies of other governments around the world that have allowed the virus, particularly the latest Omicron variant, to run rampant through their populations.

ecns.cn (2022-01-06). China calls for prudent action on Korean Peninsula issue. ecns.cn All relevant parties should act prudently and make joint efforts to promote the political settlement of the Korean Peninsula issue, a Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson said here Thursday.

Staff (2022-01-06). Misiles cubanos contra la mentira. cubadebate.cu No debe sorprender que, junto a Abdala, Cuba haya creado otros dos inmunógenos contra el nuevo coronavirus y que ya tenga dos candidatos más camino de convertirse en vacunas. Tampoco, debe subrayarse, que sea el primer país en lograrlo en América Latina y el Caribe, y en lo que conocíamos como Tercer Mundo. Ocho de los antígenos aplicados en el programa general de vacunación de la isla, que alcanza casi el ciento por ciento de la población objetivo, son de fabricación propia.

WSWS (2022-01-06). The pandemic must be ended and lives saved in 2022!—an open letter to the working class. wsws.org 2022 must not be another nightmarish year of mass infections, illness and death! Workers in Canada and throughout the world must act collectively to end the COVID-19 pandemic once and for all.

Dr. Roxana Bruno (2022-01-06). 57 Top Scientists and Doctors Release Shocking Study on COVID Vaccines and Demand Immediate Stop to All Vaccinations. globalresearch.ca Important article first published …

Rick Rozoff (2022-01-06). Reminder from Tolstoy on war and historians. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com Of 153 years ago. From the second epilogue to War and Peace. Leo Tolstoy: Selections on war. Instead of the former divinely appointed aims of the Jewish, Greek, or Roman nations, which ancient historians regarded as representing the progress of humanity, modern history has postulated its own aims — the welfare of the French, German, …

WSWS (2022-01-06). Mobilize the working class behind Chicago teachers! Stop the pandemic! wsws.org The overwhelming vote by rank-and-file Chicago educators to stop in-person learning marks a major turning point in the global class struggle and the fight to end the pandemic.

ecns.cn (2022-01-06). Leading contractor plans more than 40 space launches. ecns.cn China Aerospace Science and Technology Corp, the country's major space contractor, plans to carry out more than 40 space launch missions this year, according to its annual work report.

WSWS (2022-01-06). Omicron surge pushing the US health care system over a precipice. wsws.org Hospitalizations for COVID-19 are rapidly accelerating across the United States, inundating health systems one after the other. However, Biden and his administration have made clear they will not impose meaningful restrictions to stem the tide of a growing catastrophe.

ecns.cn (2022-01-06). Tibet's highway mileage hits 120,000 km. ecns.cn Southwest China's Tibet Autonomous Region has constructed 120,000 km of highways, according to the fifth session of the 11th People's Congress of Tibet.

sputniknews (2022-01-06). West Might Not Like House Demolitions, But Israel Doesn't Have Any Other Options. sputniknews.com It is difficult to estimate how many homes have been partially or fully destroyed by the IDF since 1967, when Israel took control over the West Bank. But according to estimates, 2021 was one of the most difficult years for the Palestinians, with 199 devastated residential structures.

ecns.cn (2022-01-06). Pulp paintings cheer on Winter Olympics. ecns.cn Students from Hebei Province recently have created pulp paintings with Winter Olympics themes during an art lesson.

Staff (2022-01-06). Extremistas de derecha amenazan con guerra civil en EU. cubadebate.cu La creciente violencia política promovida por extremistas antimigrantes están amenazando con una "guerra civil", como parte de su estrategia para reconquistar el poder politico nacional. La amenaza de violencia política, incluso armada, es abierta y explícita, difundida de forma cotidiana en redes sociales, radio, televisión por fuerzas derechistas cobijadas por un Partido Republicano ahora subordinado a Donald Trump y sus aliados. Las autoridades, desde el Departamento de Seguridad Interna, la FBI y otras agencias de inteligencia y seguridad nacional repiten que la mayor amenaza de violencia "terrorista" en Esta…

ecns.cn (2022-01-06). Winter Olympics medalists to receive woolen bouquets. ecns.cn Crocheted wool bouquets will replace the traditional fresh flowers that are presented to award winners at the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics and Paralympics, according to a recent announcement by the event organizer.

WSWS (2022-01-06). US autoworkers sound alarm as Omicron rips through factories. wsws.org The disastrous spread of COVID-19 throughout the auto plants is a product of the decision by the corporate-political establishment to abandon all but the most superficial safety measures.

Michael Albert (2022-01-06). Omicron and Us—What's Coming. zcomm.org The current profit-seeking practice of big pharma and corporate compliant government that together obstruct vaccinating the whole planet is homicide for profit…

Princess Harmony (2022-01-06). Queer people and the U.S. Communist movement, 1950-1969. workers.org The Compton's Cafeteria rebellion, San Francisco, 1966. Communists the world over fight for the liberation of the working class and the oppressed. From the very start, scientific socialism has also fought for the liberation of women from sexist and misogynistic worldviews and actions, ranging from the right to equal treatment . . . |

Staff (2022-01-06). Millions left waiting for treatment in England. rt.com Hospital bosses are 'extremely concerned' as the backlog of patients awaiting treatment soars | At least 24 NHS trusts in England have declared a 'critical incident' due to pressures caused by the Omicron variant, as rising Covid cases create a staffing shortage and hamper efforts to clear a patient backlog of 5.8 million. | Transport Secretary Grant Shapps said on Thursday that a balance was being sought between public restrictions and avoiding a situation where hospitals are "overrun" by the new wave of Covid cases. A critical incident is declared when an NHS trust reaches a point at which priority services…

WSWS (2022-01-06). Thousands of students and faculty take a stand against the University of Michigan's return to in-person learning. wsws.org The decision by the University of Michigan to reopen the campus comes in the face of skyrocketing local infections and hospitalizations from the Omicron variant of COVID-19.

sputniknews (2022-01-06). India Calls Off Global Business Summit Amid Massive Surge in COVID-19 Cases. sputniknews.com The 10th edition of the Vibrant Gujarat Global Summit was scheduled in the home state of Prime Minister Narendra Modi from 10 January. The heads of state and heads of government from five nations were invited to the event.

David Swanson (2022-01-06). There Will Be Many Acts of Kindness on the Way Down. warisacrime.org I live in a wealthy country, the U.S., and in a corner of it, a part of Virginia, not yet hit hard by fires or floods or tornados. In fact, until Sunday night, January 2nd, we'd had rather pleasant, almost summerlike weather most of the time since summer. Then, Monday morning, we got several inches …

JBLM Cop Watch (2022-01-06). 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.

United Front Committee For A Labor Party (2022-01-06). 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…

Patricio Zamorano (2022-01-06). Burying Neoliberalism in Chile. zcomm.org Interview on what we can expect from a Boric presidency…

ecns.cn (2022-01-06). China's largest land port bustles with China-Europe freight trains. ecns.cn The Chinese land port of Manzhouli on the China-Russia border handled 4,235 China-Europe freight trains in 2021, up 18 percent year on year, said the local railway authorities.

Judy Greenspan (2022-01-06). Unvaccinated staff spread COVID-19 in California prisons. workers.org Prisoners' rights activists demonstrate in front of the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation, Sacramento. Oakland, California California state prisoners are experiencing a dangerous surge of COVID-19 infections, fueled by the omicron variant and the refusal of prison guards and contracted staff to be vaccinated, according to family members and . . . |

ecns.cn (2022-01-06). Ice lantern fair opens for free in Harbin. ecns.cn The 48th ice lantern fair opened in Harbin.

Robert Norse (2022-01-06). 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 (2022-01-06). Nervous reaction on Wall Street to Fed minutes. wsws.org The minutes pointed to concerns that continuing supply chain problems and labor shortages meant rising prices were likely to continue and "last longer and be more widespread than initially thought."

Staff (2022-01-06). Australia & Japan sign 'landmark' defense pact amid China tensions. rt.com Canberra and Tokyo have committed to enhanced cooperation between their militaries following a year of talks | A "landmark" defense deal has been signed by the governments of Australia and Japan, amid increased tensions with China in the Asia-Pacific. The pact sees the two nations commit to reciprocal military access. | On Thursday, Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison and Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida held a virtual meeting to put pen to paper on the Reciprocal Access Agreement. | "Japan is our closest partner in Asia, as demonstrated by our special strategic partnership — Australia's only su…

Staff (2022-01-06). Polémicas y persecución digital en Estados Unidos. cubadebate.cu Han transformado y revuelto al mundo. Llegaron para el bien y también para el mal. Multiplicaron la velocidad y las fuentes de las noticias, pero también las de las mentiras. Los acontecimientos del 6 de enero de 2020 agitaron el debate en Estados Unidos sobre las redes sociales y los poderosos emporios detrás de ellas. Grandes como Amazon, Google y Walmart despliegan las nuevas tecnologías para espiar su personal y evitar se sindicalicen.

ecns.cn (2022-01-06). Space station's robotic arm performs successful maneuver. ecns.cn China's Tiangong space station conducted a test using its robotic arm to reposition the Tianzhou 2 cargo spaceship on Thursday morning, according to the China Manned Space Agency.

Staff (2022-01-06). Woman miscarries outside hospital during lockdown. rt.com Eight-months pregnant woman lost her baby after not being admitted to hospital promptly due to an invalid Covid test | An investigation has been launched in China following massive public outcry, after a post on social media shared how an expectant mother nearing full term had bled outside a hospital, then miscarried while awaiting a Covid test. | Officials from a hospital in the Chinese city of Xian in the country's north-west have been punished for refusing immediate help to a patient in need, authorities said on Thursday, according to AFP. The expectant mother, who was eight months into her pregnancy, was a…

Owen Fairclough (2022-01-06). Health care systems buckling under latest COVID surge. america.cgtn.com It's now a familiar pandemic scene: hospitals crushed by the surge of admissions that follows the latest COVID-19 variant, this time Omicron.

Party for Socialism & Liberation (2022-01-06). 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…

ecns.cn (2022-01-06). 2022 Grammys postponed amid COVID-19 surge in U.S. ecns.cn The Grammy Awards has been postponed for the second year in a row due to a surge in COVID-19 cases driven by the Omicron variant in the United States, organizers announced Wednesday.

ecns.cn (2022-01-06). FAST approves 27 int'l applications for observation since operation. ecns.cn The latest science and research progress of China's Five-hundred-meter Aperture Spherical Telescope (FAST) and international applications for observation were introduced by the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) at a press conference on Wednesday.

ecns.cn (2022-01-06). Beijing sets air quality record in 2021. ecns.cn

WSWS (2022-01-06). Teachers in San Francisco and Oakland organize wildcat sickouts. wsws.org With Omicron cases surging to record highs since the start of the pandemic, teachers in California have planned wildcat job actions to demand distance learning.

ecns.cn (2022-01-06). Threat of major COVID-19 resurgence in Xi'an under control: epidemiologist. ecns.cn A leading epidemiologist has projected that a major resurgence in the number of COVID-19 cases in the northwest Chinese city of Xi'an is unlikely.

Rick Rozoff (2022-01-06). U.S. F-16s arrive in Poland for Baltic Sea air patrols. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com Story from NATO's Allied Air Command, photo from U.S. Air Force. U.S. F-16s Strengthen Air Policing Mission with Long-Planned Poland Deployment U.S. F-16 aircraft landed in ≈Åask, Poland on January 4 to work with the Polish Baltic Air Policing F-16s in Siauliai, Lithuania and enhanced Air Policing Belgian F-16s in Amari, Estonia. The Belgian, Polish …

WSWS (2022-01-06). SEP Australia electoral members discuss worsening coronavirus infections and the Global Workers' Inquest into the COVID-19 Pandemic. wsws.org "The ICFI and the SEP is the only organisation that is offering workers a way out of the pandemic."

Stephen Cohen (2022-01-06). Why Did the Soviet Union End? zcomm.org It is important to try to find a rational explanation now because false and mythical explanations of why the Soviet Union ended are being used for bad political purposes in many countries, including Russia and America.

Jake Johnson (2022-01-06). Meat Industry Price Gouging. zcomm.org The Congressional Progressive Caucus on Tuesday joined family farm advocates in applauding President Joe Biden's new executive action plan targeting "price gouging"

sputniknews (2022-01-06). 2022 Grammys: Biggest Music Awards Postponed Citing 'Too Many Risks' Amidst Rising Omicron Threat. sputniknews.com One of the world's biggest music awards, the Grammys, are presented to singers, composers, lyricists, and many others for their "outstanding achievement in the music industry".

The Global Research Team (2022-01-06). Stand for Truth in 2022 and Beyond. Help Global Research Stay Afloat. globalresearch.ca Global Research wants to extend our best wishes to our readers for the New Year! | We are immensely grateful for the support we received in the past year. Albeit a bumpy journey, we are glad to have capped it off …

Mary Porter Sesnon Art Gallery (2022-01-06). Wednesday 1/19: Just Futures: Black Quantum Futurism, Arthur Jafa, and Martine Syms. indybay.org Mary Porter Sesnon Art Gallery, UC Santa Cruz…

WSWS (2022-01-06). Macron launches obscene rant against the unvaccinated as COVID-19 soars. wsws.org Macron tried to blame the unvaccinated, many of whom are willing but unable to obtain life-saving vaccines, for the disastrous results of his own policies.

Brittani Banks (2022-01-06). How Grassroots Energy Projects Are Taking Back Power From Utility Companies. independentmediainstitute.org As power outages caused by extreme weather events become more intense and frequent, the efforts by federal, state and local legislators to abate human-caused climate change may seem futile to those on the front lines, who are left sweating or freezing in their homes after the power goes out unexpectedly and at the worst time …

ecns.cn (2022-01-06). Horse racing thrills snow-capped Xinjiang. ecns.cn An exciting horse race was recently staged in snow-blanketed Altay City, Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region.

sputniknews (2022-01-06). At Least 6 Dead, 20 Hospitalised After Leakage of Toxic Gas Near Dyeing Factory in India's Gujarat. sputniknews.com The leakage of toxic fumes reportedly happened due to an illegal attempt by a tanker parked near the factory to get rid of toxic chemicals.

Todd Steiner (2022-01-06). SPAWN Announces New Residential Internship Opportunities in Marin County, CA Redwoods. indybay.org Marin County– SPAWN announces new residential internship opportunities for recent college graduates to gain training and opportunities in habitat restoration, salmon biological monitoring, native plant propagation, and effective environmental advocacy.

Staff (2022-01-06). Comedian says he wasn't serious about JK Rowling's 'anti-Semitism'. rt.com Former Daily Show host Jon Stewart still believes that certain "tropes" are "embedded" in society and sometimes "invisible" in films | Jon Stewart has claimed he never meant to accuse JK Rowling or the 'Harry Potter' films of being anti-Semitic, despite fallout from a previous conversation on the topic. | On his podcast 'The Problem with Jon Stewart,' the comedian said he was surprised to see a previous podcast conversation trending on Twitter, as more and more people highlighted Stewart's comments comparing the goblin banker characters in the 'Harry Potter' films to Jewish caricatures. | "JK Rowling was like,…

sputniknews (2022-01-06). UK MPs Slam Verdict in Colston Statue Case as 'Woke', Argue it Legitimises Vandalism. sputniknews.com The statue of the English merchant, who was involved in the enslavement of over 80,000 people in Africa, including children, was toppled and dumped in a harbour by demonstrators on 7 June 2020 during global protests against racial inequality. The incident sparked a debate on which statues should remain standing across the UK.

ecns.cn (2022-01-06). Beijing to become greener this year. ecns.cn Beijing plans to plant 10,000 hectares of trees this year in an effort to raise the city's forest coverage rate to 44.8 percent, local authorities said Thursday.

sputniknews (2022-01-06). Top British Law Firm Pays Record Fine Over 'Serious Breaches' of Anti-Money Laundering Rules. sputniknews.com The fine came as Mishcon De Reya, which is known for representing the wealthy, prepares to go public on the London Stock Exchange and is expected to seek a value of about £750 million ($1.01 billion).

Marzieh Rahmani (2022-01-06). US Ain al-Assad base, logistics convoy targeted in Iraq. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jan. 06 (MNA) — Iraqi media reported on Thursday morning that two simultaneous anti-American operations had taken place in the country.

ecns.cn (2022-01-06). Red-billed gulls enjoy Kunming winter. ecns.cn Red-billed gulls fly above the bank of Dianchi Lake in Kunming, southwest China's Yunnan Province.

Binoy Kampmark (2022-01-06). Sir Tony Blair: Bloody Knight of the Realm. dissidentvoice.org Awards and honours bestowed by States or private committees, republican or monarchical, are bound to be corrupted by considerations of hypocrisy, racketeering and general, chummy disposition. From the Nobel Peace Prize to the range of eccentric and esoteric orders bestowed each year in Britain by Her Majesty, diddling and manipulating is never far behind. You …

Christine Massey (2022-01-06). The Identity of the Virus: Health/ Science Institutions Worldwide "Have No Record" of SARS-COV-2 Isolation/Purification. globalresearch.ca First published by GR …

sputniknews (2022-01-06). One Year Later, Trump-Dem Feud Over US Capitol Attack Rages On. sputniknews.com WASHINGTON (Sputnik) – The Biden administration and a number of American lawmakers plan to hold events and deliver speeches on Thursday to mark the first anniversary of the attack on the US Capitol.

Ernst Wolff (2022-01-06). Uncovering the Corona Narrative: Was Everything Carefully Planned? Analysis by Ernst Wolff. globalresearch.ca ‚Å£‚Å£Superb explanation of one big reason the world went corona psychotic. Lecture by Ernst Wolff, renowned German economist and journalist. His focus is the on the global financial and monetary system, especially the role of the IMF, the World Bank, …

Moderator (2022-01-06). U.S. Billionaires Saw $1 Trillion Wealth Boom in 2021 Alone. scheerpost.com (Pixabay) | By Jake Johnson / A new analysis out Tuesday

Editor (2022-01-06). Meet Jed Rakoff, the Judge Who Exposed the "Rigged Game" scheerpost.com Jed Rakoff | By Matt Taibbi / On November 27, 2011, a federal judge named Jed Rakoff

Andrew Nikiforuk (2022-01-06). How citizens should respond to Omicron. canadiandimension.com The math is simple. The more people the virus is allowed to infect, the larger the percentage of the infected will end up in hospital, writes Andrew Nikiforuk. Image from Shutterstock. | Omicron is spreading rapidly, and hospitalization rates have ominously begun to climb. As a result, deathly sick patients have begun to monopolize hospital beds in the US and New York. That means big trouble ahead for Canadian health-care systems already wearied by the pandemic. | But many Canadian public health officials along with dangerously incompetent premiers such as Alberta's Jason Kenney and Saskatchewan's Scott Mo…

CJ Polychroniou (2022-01-06). California's Cap-and-Trade System Proves Limits of Market-Based Climate Action. zcomm.org California is not making sufficient progress to meet the 2030 emissions goals. With current policies, it could take easily at least a couple more decades before the 2030 goals are met…

Marzieh Rahmani (2022-01-06). Gen. Soleimani path to rescue Muslims from Western domination. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jan. 06 (MNA) — Continuing the path of General Soleimani will guarantee the prosperity and freedom of Muslims from Western domination, the IRGC Commander-in-Chief said.

Guest Contributor (2022-01-06). Brook House Inquiry: Phase 1 Hearings Reviewed — Appin Mackay-Champion. ukhumanrightsblog.com 'A bleak, poorly staffed, highly charged and toxic environment.' (Callum Tulley) The Brook House inquiry has recently concluded its first phase of hearings which took place between November 23 and December 10, 2021 at the International Dispute Resolution Centre (IDRC). Brook House is an Immigration Removal Centre (IRC) beside Gatwick Airport, originally managed by the private security company …

Anand Naidoo (2022-01-06). The Heat: 2022 Global Economy. america.cgtn.com What's ahead for the global economy in 2022? We'll take an in-depth look at China and the United States.

ecns.cn (2022-01-06). Tibet receives over 41 mln visitors in 2021. ecns.cn Southwest China's Tibet Autonomous Region received 41.5 million visitors in 2021, according to local authorities.

Direct Action Everywhere (2022-01-06). Tuesday 1/11: Critical Time In California: No More Factory Farms. indybay.org 211 O St, Sacramento, CA 95814…

WSWS (2022-01-06). German Federal Court of Justice confirms lenient sentence for NSU accomplice André Eminger. wsws.org With the exception of Beate Zschà§pe, who was sentenced to life imprisonment, all NSU accomplices are at large and some of them, like Eminger himself, are still active in neo-Nazi circles.

NewCORE & WHYY PBS (2022-01-06). Monday 1/17: Conversations of King: "Give Us The Ballot" – MLK, Voting Rights, & the Urgency in 2022. indybay.org Online event…

Gershon Baskin (2022-01-06). Ben-Gvir is Kahane's replica and a cancer in Israeli society. zcomm.org Itamar Ben-Gvir, a replica of Meir Kahane, not only has the full rights of every other MK, he has full access to all parts of the Israeli media. His only welcome mat should be on racist Channel 14gershon ba…

sputniknews (2022-01-06). Whoopi Goldberg Says Was Surprised to Test Positive for COVID-19 Despite Following All Safety Rules. sputniknews.com Actress and TV host Whoopi Goldberg missed the first episode of "The View" in 2022 after she caught coronavirus during the show's break for the Christmas and New Year holidays.

Prof Michel Chossudovsky (2022-01-06). The 2020-22 Worldwide Corona Crisis: Destroying Civil Society, Engineered Economic Depression, Global Coup d'État and the "Great Reset" globalresearch.ca We are at the crossroads of one of the most serious crises in modern history. We are living history, yet our understanding of the flow of events since January 2020 has been blurred. Worldwide, people have been misled both by their governments and the media.

Staff (2022-01-06). F-35 jets grounded after crash-landing. rt.com Seoul has halted all operations involving the problem-prone US-made fighter jet after a serious malfunction resulted in a belly landing | South Korea's whole fleet of F-35 fighters has been grounded as its military investigates the cause of a landing gear glitch that forced a pilot to perform a risky crash-landing in the latest failure to plague the US-made craft. | An ill-fated training flight earlier this week has prompted a probe into what may have caused the malfunction, which affected a number of systems in addition to the plane's landing gear, South Korean defense officials said on Wednesday. | "With the…

WSWS (2022-01-06). Colorado King Soopers grocery workers authorize strike in nearly unaminous vote. wsws.org Grocery workers at 87 stores in Boulder, Colorado Springs, and the Denver metro area could walk out as soon as January 9 when their current contract expires.

Fight Back (2022-01-06). Miami hearing for Alex Saab postponed to Feb. 16. fightbacknews.org Miami, FL – The hearing for Alex Saab, the Venezuelan diplomat being detained by the U.S. government, is postponed to February 16 in Miami, Florida. The delays in his case only benefit the U.S. government. Saab's lawyers are seeking a ruling on his diplomatic immunity that will end his illegal detention. | Saab is a unique man who has again and again outsmarted U.S. attempts to punish Venezuela through economic sanctions. The U.S. sanctions aim to shut down sections of the Venezuelan economy – the oil industry, mining and mineral sectors, as well as causing havoc to the water and electricity systems. However, Sa…

Staff (2022-01-06). Mafia boss caught after 20 years following Google Maps blunder. rt.com Italian police have credited the app with capturing a photo of a crime group leader who'd been in hiding since 2002 | Anti-Mafia authorities in Italy have credited a Google Street View picture for revealing the location of a member of Sicily's Stidda Mafia group who escaped a Rome prison in 2002 partway through a life sentence for murder. | Gioacchino Gammino was convicted of murder and other Mafia-related crimes in 1998, and had been on Italy's list of most wanted criminals. He escaped prison three years later, during the making of a film. He was detained in the town of Galapagar, near the Spanish capital of…

sputniknews (2022-01-06). White House Press Sec. Psaki Says Joe Biden Has No Free Time to Think, Data Suggests Otherwise. sputniknews.com The Democrat has been accused by critics of avoiding substantive interviews with major US outlets, an allegation the White House has dismissed saying the president's schedule was busy. Most recently, Biden came under criticism for allegedly avoiding questions from reporters on problematic issues such as the surge of –°OVID-19 cases.

Staff (2022-01-06). Police dogs pulled from duty over new animal rights law. rt.com Methods for controlling enforcement canines during police operations were found to contravene new German laws on animal welfare | German police have withdrawn highly trained dogs from the front line after a new law on animal rights prohibited the methods used to train and control canines when apprehending criminals. | Following a law that came into force on January 1, police dogs in Germany were put on an enforced break. The law, introduced by former agriculture minister Julia Klockner, bans the use of punitive stimuli to train or control dogs. | "We are currently unable to deploy a section of our service dogs…

sputniknews (2022-01-06). UK Government Told to 'Wake Up' as Omicron Wave Exacerbates Health Staffing Crisis. sputniknews.com LONDON (Sputnik) — Plans to clear a record 5.8 million patient backlog in the National Health Service (NHS) triggered by the COVID-19 pandemic could fail unless the government "wakes up" and addresses the staffing crisis in the emergency care sector, a report from a British parliamentary committee warned on Thursday.

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