Daily Archives: January 12, 2022

2022-01-12: News Headlines

Staff (2022-01-12). As dust settles in Kazakhstan, locals left wondering why violence broke out. rt.com Groups of rioters appeared to be well-coordinated, residents tell RT | As Kazakhstan recovers from a wave of street violence, RT spoke with residents of the country's largest city, Almaty, who say they are frustrated and confused about why peaceful protests turned into unprecedented unrest. | After a few days of relative calm, the center of the metropolis still resembles a war zone, with burnt-out husks of government buildings, boarded-up looted shops, and damaged vehicles lining the streets. | The city is patrolled constantly by heavily armed police and military officers, but locals are still wary of authorit…

ecns.cn (2022-01-12). Russia, U.S. still at odds after security talks in Geneva. ecns.cn A new round of security talks between Russia and the United States concluded Monday in Geneva, with the two sides showing no sign of narrowing differences on Ukraine and other security issues.

Walden Bello (2022-01-12). Bin Laden and Trump: Two Bookends to America's Imperial Decline. fpif.org The end of 2021 and the beginning of a new year is a convenient time to take stock of the causes of America's decline. | This past year saw both Washington's inglorious exit from Afghanistan after 20 years in the country that had served as the launching pad for its direct military intervention in the Middle East and an historic insurrection at the very heart of the empire. Add to this the absolute lack of traction for President Biden's recent "Democracy Summit" in contrast to Beijing's surefooted diplomacy, the erosion of an already weak U.S. economy by COVID-19 followed by uncontrolled inflation, and the deepeni…

Ken Hughes (2022-01-12). How democracy gets eroded — lessons from a Nixon expert. zcomm.org Now that a full year has passed since the Jan. 6, 2021, it's evident that the attack never really ended. Instead, it spread out to other, less visible, more vulnerable targets…

Staff (2022-01-12). As Officials Blame Tenants After 17 Die in Bronx Fire, Activists Say Greed & Neglect Are to Blame. democracynow.org A massive fire in an apartment building in the Bronx, New York, killed 17 people, including eight children, on Sunday. The city is blaming the fire on a malfunctioning space heater. Housing advocates say the real issue is the lack of safe, affordable public housing, citing lack of heat provided by the building during subzero winter temperatures and poor fire safety systems. Tenants and activists note one of the building's co-owners is a member of Mayor Eric Adams's transition team, and are demanding an extension to the eviction moratorium set to expire on January 15. "All of them are really asking for accountabil…

Staff (2022-01-12). Biden Backs Filibuster Reform to Pass Voting Rights Bills After Sustained Grassroots Pressure. democracynow.org We go to Atlanta, Georgia, where President Biden and Vice President Harris spoke on Tuesday to pressure Congress to pass critical voting rights legislation. Biden endorsed changing the Senate rules to prevent a minority of senators from filibustering the bills. We speak to two leaders in the voting rights movement about the importance of passing the bills, particularly for people of color. "Right now 40 senators can stop 100 senators from having a vote, and that is absolutely unheard of anywhere else in our democracy," says Ben Jealous, who attended Biden's speech and is president of People for the American Way a…

UFCLP (2022-01-12). SEIU1021 Leaders "Ludwig Did Not Have To Die" STOP Privatization & Zero Covid NOW! indybay.org San Francisco SEIU 1021 local leaders reported on the death of SEIU 1021 CCSF worker Ludwig Leota who was coerced back to the job where he contacted covid and passed away. They also talk about the privatization, union busting and fight for democracy in the union.

Staff (2022-01-12). Environmental Justice Activists Want NJ Gov. to Vote No New Gas-Fired Power Plant in Newark. democracynow.org In Newark, New Jersey, residents of the largely Black and Latinx community of Ironbound are calling on Governor Phil Murphy to stop plans to build a $180 million gas-fired power plant that could worsen the poor local air quality and exacerbate the climate crisis. As the Passaic Valley Sewerage Commission holds a vote to begin construction on Thursday, activists are urging the governor to enforce the environmental justice law that he passed last year. "If we don't set a good precedent for New Jersey, what does that mean for the country and other states that are trying to pass similar laws?" says Maria Lopez-Nuñez,…

Staff (2022-01-12). Headlines for January 12, 2022. democracynow.org Biden Supports Senate Bypassing Filibuster Rule to Pass Voting Rights Legislation, FDA Head Says "Most People" Will Get COVID; Students Protest School Safety Protocols, Red Cross Warns of Blood Supply Crisis Amid Pandemic, Anthony Fauci Accuses Sen. Rand Paul of Endangering His Life by Spreading Lies Around Pandemic, 19 People Reported Killed in Tigray Airstrikes on Same Day Biden Speaks with Ethiopian PM Abiy Ahmed, Coast Guard Rescues 176 Haitian Migrants from Boat as Biden Admin Continues Mass Deportations, DOJ Forms Domestic Terrorism Unit, NC Protesters Demand Justice for Jason Walker, a Black Man Shot Dead…

WSWS (2022-01-12). Biden gives lip service to voting rights in Atlanta as legislation remains stalled in Senate. wsws.org Biden's speech was another empty gesture by the Democratic Party as it continues to abandon any defense of democratic rights.

Khury Petersen-Smith (2022-01-12). Martin Luther King, Jr., Internationalist. fpif.org We celebrate Martin Luther King, Jr. Day not only to commemorate King's historic role in overcoming racism and other injustice, but because his work and vision remain relevant. | Today's persistent racism in policing, health care, housing, and elsewhere, and attacks on voting rights — particularly for Black Americans — show that Martin Luther King, Jr. Day is not just about the past or the South. | King got arrested in Alabama. He marched in Chicago. He spoke truth to power in Washington. He worked with countless activists and ordinary people to take action that transformed the Jim Crow South and impa…

WSWS (2022-01-12). Biden gives lip service to voting rights in Atlanta as legislation remains stalled in Senate. wsws.org Biden's speech was another empty gesture by the Democratic Party as it continues to abandon any defense of democratic rights.

Staff (2022-01-12). More US firms cut paid Covid-19 sick leave. rt.com Largest US pharmacies slash sick leave for workers with Covid-19, after retailers Walmart and Amazon did the same last week | Walgreens Boots Alliance and CVS Health Corp pharmacy chains have reduced paid sick leave for workers who test positive for Covid-19, the companies announced on Tuesday. | Both firms said they would provide five days of paid leave for all vaccinated full- and part-time workers who test positive for the virus. Walgreens noted that unvaccinated workers with an approved medical or religious exemption would also receive the paid leave benefit. CVS added that it can offer more paid leave day…

David Swanson (2022-01-12). Video: David Swanson on RT Regarding Guantanamo. warisacrime.org Go to 13: 55 in the following video:…

David Swanson (2022-01-12). Video: David Swanson on RT Regarding Guantanamo. warisacrime.org Go to 13: 55 in the following video:…

WSWS (2022-01-12). WHO warns: Government policies will make half of Europeans catch COVID-19. wsws.org Health officials are warning of an unprecedented tsunami of hundreds of millions of COVID-19 cases in Europe and opposing calls to let the Omicron variant spread.

Roger Annis (2022-01-12). Vancouver's Catastrophic Weather. dissidentvoice.org VANCOUVER BC—Vancouver's impressive 'seawall' oceanside walk along the edges of historic Stanley Park as well as the seawall along the shoreline of West Vancouver (north shore of Vancouver harbour) were torn apart in places on January 7 by a winter wind storm. This news report, with video, reports on the damage. The storm produced wind …

Staff (2022-01-12). Piedad Córdoba to Sue Ecuadorian Politician—DEA Offered Her $10 Million to Testify Against Alex Saab. orinocotribune.com Former Colombian senator Piedad Córdoba announced that she will sue Ecuadorian politician Fernando Villavicencio, who accused Córdoba of having links with criminal elements. Villavicencio made similar accusations against Venezuelan diploma Alex Saab, as part of the media circus surrounding the ongoing lawfare case and Saab's pending trial in the US. | Córdoba warned the extreme-right Ecuadorean spokesperson that she would bring him before the corresponding legal authorities to answer for the unfounded statements against her. "Mr. Villavicencio, you've made me angry now," Córdoba said. "If you were looking for me,…

Nora Barrows-Friedman (2022-01-12). Boycott of Israel-sponsored Sydney Festival gains momentum. electronicintifada.net Dozens of artists refuse to cross the international picket line.

Ahmed Al-Sammak (2022-01-12). Danger rises for Gaza's fishers. electronicintifada.net With spare parts expensive, many vessels are not properly maintained.

Michael F. Brown (2022-01-12). AOC fails to defend staffer from Zionist group's attack. electronicintifada.net ZOA is demanding that legislative aide be fired for his criticism of Israel.

Robert Hunziker (2022-01-12). Fukushima Takes a Turn for the Worse. dissidentvoice.org Tokyo Electric Power Company-TEPCO- has been attempting to decommission three nuclear meltdowns in reactors No. 1 No. 2, and No. 3 for 11 years now. Over time, impossible issues grow and glow, putting one assertion after another into the anti-nuke coffers. The problems, issues, enormous danger, and ill timing of deconstruction of a nuclear disaster …

Godfree Roberts (2022-01-12). China's Excellent, Very Good Year. dissidentvoice.org 2021 was the best year. Ever. The robust growth of the domestic market also further stabilises the economy. Amidst global gloom, 2021 was the best year in modern Chinese history. Here's what they accomplished: Eliminated extreme poverty. Reached 98% home ownership. Kept Covid death rate at 0.6% of America's. Grew the economy $2 trillion PPP, …

Media Lens (2022-01-12). The Media Lens Book of Obituaries: Deleting Tutu's Criticism of Israel. dissidentvoice.org If we didn't have better things to do, it would be a simple matter to produce The Media Lens Book of Obituaries. The cover might feature grim Death shrouded in tattered newsprint carrying a five-bladed scythe with 'Ownership', 'Advertising', 'Sources', 'Flak' and 'Patriotism' printed on the blades in reference to the famous five filters of …

Allen Forrest (2022-01-12). Star Trek on Planet Covid. dissidentvoice.org The adventures of the starship Enterprise reveal that even far into the future viruses will plague humans and other humanoid species.

Karen Conner (2022-01-12). Vehicle Prices and Continued Supply Chain Problems Drive December Inflation. cepr.net The overall Consumer Price Index (CPI) was up 0.5 percent in December, and the core up 0.6 percent. Year-over-year, the overall CPI is up 7.0 percent, core 5.5 percent.

Gloria Novovic (2022-01-12). Canada's dangerous COVID delusion. canadiandimension.com Canada's pandemic response needs to prioritize public health over profits, uphold lived experiences, trust technical experts and remain adaptive, writes Gloria Novovic. Photo by Alberto Giuliani/ Global problems require global solutions. With COVID-19, however, we're seeing that our governance mechanisms don't drive global solutions even when our lives depend on it. | This is a problem because it will lead to diminishing trust in public institutions and a dragged-out pandemic response, as we fail to preve…

_____ (2022-01-12). Why does the US Need Wars and Armed Conflicts? journal-neo.org During the last thirty years after the collapse of the USSR, the world, renamed by the West into a "Euro-Atlantic" one, began to change drastically, giving itself a completely different substance than Washington and the "renewed Europe" organized by America wanted it to be. It began to swell with a completely different meaning, the balance …

Andrew Emett (2022-01-12). Independent review released after police fracture elderly woman's arm. nationofchange.org According to the assessment, staffing shortages at the police department are leading to fatigue and frustration, while the quality of law enforcement has declined due to policies pushing officers to increase the number of arrests and citations.

Carly Sanchez (2022-01-12). Survivors of Bronx fire that killed 17 demand negligent landlord be held accountable. liberationnews.org By dwelling on tenants' responsibilities, city officials deflected blame away from Rick Gropper, the landlord who ignored maintenance complaints.

Gene Winston (2022-01-12). ExxonMobil lockout in Texas enters ninth month as company pushes union decertification. peoplesworld.org BEAUMONT, Texas—A lockout that began May 1, 2021, has entered its ninth month in Beaumont, a city of a little over 100,000 people 80 miles east of Houston. ExxonMobil, the largest energy conglomerate the world has ever known, locked out 650 workers who are members of the United Steelworkers following failed contract negotiations over issues …

Marco Springmann (2022-01-12). Meat and dairy gobble up farming subsidies worldwide, which is bad for your health and the planet. nationofchange.org Agricultural subsidies help prop up a food system that is neither healthy nor sustainable.

Roger Annis (2022-01-12). Vancouver's Catastrophic Weather. dissidentvoice.org VANCOUVER BC—Vancouver's impressive 'seawall' oceanside walk along the edges of historic Stanley Park as well as the seawall along the shoreline of West Vancouver (north shore of Vancouver harbour) were torn apart in places on January 7 by a winter wind storm. This news report, with video, reports on the damage. The storm produced wind …

Staff (2022-01-12). Piedad Córdoba to Sue Ecuadorian Politician—DEA Offered Her $10 Million to Testify Against Alex Saab. orinocotribune.com Former Colombian senator Piedad Córdoba announced that she will sue Ecuadorian politician Fernando Villavicencio, who accused Córdoba of having links with criminal elements. Villavicencio made similar accusations against Venezuelan diploma Alex Saab, as part of the media circus surrounding the ongoing lawfare case and Saab's pending trial in the US. | Córdoba warned the extreme-right Ecuadorean spokesperson that she would bring him before the corresponding legal authorities to answer for the unfounded statements against her. "Mr. Villavicencio, you've made me angry now," Córdoba said. "If you were looking for me,…

Tara Lohan (2022-01-12). Why words matter in the fight against climate change. nationofchange.org Climate communications expert, Genevieve Guenther, speaks on how climate change reporting has evolved, and her recommendations for how to encourage climate action.

Dr. Binoy Kampmark (2022-01-12). Anachronistic Frivolity: Australia's Recent Tank Purchase. asia-pacificresearch.com

Dr. Binoy Kampmark (2022-01-12). Anachronistic Frivolity: Australia's Recent Tank Purchase. asia-pacificresearch.com

WSWS (2022-01-12). Committee for Public Education (Australia) sends messages of solidarity to Chicago teachers. wsws.org "Your principled stand will undoubtedly save many American lives and is a beacon for all working people across the globe."

Staff (2022-01-12). UK PM 'takes responsibility' for attending Downing Street lockdown party. rt.com Boris Johnson said he "believed implicitly that this was a work event" | The British prime minister has said he would "take responsibility" after attending a garden party at Downing Street during a May 2020 lockdown. If he had the chance again, he'd have sent people back inside. | Speaking to Parliament on Wednesday, UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson said he wanted to apologize for attending the drinks gathering in the Downing Street garden, adding that he "must take responsibility" for the events that took place. | Johnson added that he "went into that garden just after 6pm on 20 May 2020 to thank groups of sta…

ecns.cn (2022-01-12). RCEP to benefit Taiwan compatriots, businesses on mainland: spokesperson. ecns.cn Taiwan-funded enterprises on the mainland will enjoy better opportunities for development after the implementation of the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) agreement, a Chinese mainland spokesperson said Wednesday.

teleSUR (2022-01-12). Bolivia: Judges to Start Ordinary Trial to Coup Leader Añez. telesurenglish.net On Wednesday, a Bolivian court is expected to order the formal opening of the first ordinary trial against former Senator Jeanine Añez, who proclaimed herself president of the republic during the U.S.-backed coup d'état against President Evo Morales in November 2019. | RELATED: | According to Justice Vice Minister Jaime Siles, the hearings in this criminal process, whose main private accuser is former socialist lawmaker Lidia Patty,…

Vivienne Porzsolt (2022-01-12). Overwhelming support for artists' boycott of Sydney Festival. greenleft.org.au There has been an overwhelming response by artists to the call to boycott the Sydney Festival over its partnership with apartheid Israel, writes Vivienne Porzsolt.

WSWS (2022-01-12). A New Year's appeal from the World Socialist Web Site. wsws.org The fight against COVID is a fight against capitalism! Support the World Socialist Web Site! Unite the working class! Take up the fight for World Socialism in 2022!

sputniknews (2022-01-12). Nicaragua Rides Wave of China, Reaffirming BRI. sputniknews.com Political leftward turn pushes regional leaders to make suitable choices.

WSWS (2022-01-12). Committee for Public Education (Australia) sends messages of solidarity to Chicago teachers. wsws.org "Your principled stand will undoubtedly save many American lives and is a beacon for all working people across the globe."

Staff (2022-01-12). US Chamber of Commerce says what can help tackle inflation. rt.com Many industries across the US are currently facing labor shortages | The US Chamber of Commerce has called for doubling the number of legal immigrants into the country, saying that could ease inflation and the worker shortage crisis. | "We need more workers. We should welcome people who want to come here, go to school and stay," Chamber of Commerce CEO Suzanne Clark told reporters during a press conference on Tuesday. "That is a place the government could be particularly helpful and we do believe it would be anti-inflationary." | Clark added that bringing in more foreign workers would help to ease the supply c…

ecns.cn (2022-01-12). China's goal of engaging 300 million people in winter sports achieved: survey. ecns.cn Over 346 million Chinese people have participated in winter sports activities since Beijing's successful bid for the 2022 Winter Olympics in 2015, according to statistics released on Wednesday by China's National Bureau of Statistics.

WSWS (2022-01-12). "The teachers are with us, and we have their backs": One thousand K-12 students in New York City walk out to protest unsafe reopening of schools. wsws.org The New York City walkout was organized by high school students at Stuyvesant High School and Brooklyn Technical High School, who formed the group "NYC Student Walkout for COVID Safety" to organize their fellow students.

ecns.cn (2022-01-12). Visitors delight in hot pot at 'Pole of Cold'. ecns.cn The 8th "Pole of Cold" Ice and Snow Season kicked off on Monday in China's coldest city Genhe, known as the country's "Pole of Cold" in the northernmost tip of Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region.

Poor People's Campaign (2022-01-12). Friday 1/14: PPC Press Conf. & Rally: Launching the Mass Moral March on Washington DC & to the Polls. indybay.org Online via livestream – watch from anywhere…

Anand Naidoo (2022-01-12). The Heat: Guantanamo Prison. america.cgtn.com The infamous U.S. military prison in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, is now in operation for 20 years. Hundreds of men, suspected of terrorism, were rounded up in Afghanistan, Pakistan and other countries after 9/11 as the U.S. pursued its "war on terror." They were sent to …

WSWS (2022-01-12). Mack Trucks workers: We must defend ourselves from the corporate effort to sacrifice us for profit! wsws.org Mack Trucks workers must not let the company and UAW off the hook for letting the coronavirus run rampant throughout our community…

Morteza Ahmadi Al Hashem (2022-01-12). Vienna talks moving forwards 'too slowly': Le Drian. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jan. 12 (MNA) — Without mentioning unconstructive role of Western sides in slow trend of Vienna talks, French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian evaluated the trend of these talks 'at slow pace'.

Staff (2022-01-12). Crypto promotion lands Hollywood celebs in court. rt.com Kim Kardashian, Floyd Mayweather and others are under fire for promoting controversial cryptocoin | A number of Hollywood darlings are being sued by an investor over their role in promoting cryptocurrency Ethereum Max, which soared with their backing over the summer but plunged after the hype died out. | A class-action complaint regarding the controversial cryptocoin was filed last Friday in the US District Court for the Central District of California. The action is against reality TV star Kim Kardashian, boxer Floyd Mayweather and former basketball pro Paul Pierce, as well as the co-founders of Ethereum Max a…

ecns.cn (2022-01-12). 'Taiwan independence' irreversibly doomed: mainland spokesperson. ecns.cn A Chinese mainland spokesperson said on Wednesday the doom of "Taiwan independence" is an irreversible historical trend.

Staff (2022-01-12). China builds artificial moon. rt.com The national research facility simulates the low-gravity environment on the Moon | China has built an artificial moon on Earth that simulates low-gravity conditions — the first of its kind. The facility is expected to play a key role in China's future lunar missions. | Speaking on Tuesday, scientist Li Ruilin, from the China University of Mining and Technology, said that the artificial moon project in eastern city of Xuzhou is expected to be officially launched in the coming months. | Li described the program as "first of its kind in the world" and said it takes lunar simulation to a completely new level…

Paul Haeder (2022-01-12). Naive Documentary (-ies) Makers Barely Scratch the Surface! dissidentvoice.org W.E.B. DuBois: 'To be a poor man is hard, but to be a poor race in a land of dollars is the very bottom of hardships.' This documentary (see below, first one linked) is not news, and then, of course, it's Trump in office blather, too. As if UK, Belgium, France, Germany, Netherlands, Denmark, Italy, Spain, …

WSWS (2022-01-12). Strike by Huntington, West Virginia metalworkers passes 100 days. wsws.org The strike is being isolated and betrayed by the United Steelworkers, who have sought the assistance of Democratic Senator Bernie Sanders to defuse workers' anger.

WSWS (2022-01-12). UK: Oppose Unite's betrayal of Stagecoach Yorkshire pay strike. wsws.org Unite had relegated coverage of the strike at Stagecoach Yorkshire since its escalation. It speaks volumes that the first press release Unite has produced more than three weeks after the indefinite action was announced is related to its suspension.

Cynthia Papermaster (2022-01-12). Tuesday 1/11: Cancelled: Guantanamo Rally/Press Conference, 12:30pm, Feinstein's office. indybay.org Dianne Feinstein's office, One Post, SF…

teleSUR (2022-01-12). Venezuela: Gasoline Pipeline Exploded Due to Illegal Drilling. telesurenglish.net On Tuesday night, Anzoategui Governor Jose Marcano informed that a gasoline pipe exploded in Naricua town in the Simon Bolivar municipality, leaving three people injured. | RELATED: | This accident, which was caused by a perforation of the pipeline by people who wanted to extract fuel illegally, occurred at approximately 6: 30 in the afternoon in the sector known as Puente Grande, where firefighters and rescuers we…

Rubén Armendáriz (2022-01-12). La presidencia de la CELAC y una sorpresiva reunión con el gobierno estadounidense. globalizacion.ca La elección como presidente de la Comunidad Latinoamericana y Caribeña de Naciones (Celac) le sirvió a la Argentina para conseguir, al fin, una reunión presencial el martes 18 de enero del canciller argentino Santiago Cafiero con el jefe de la…

WSWS (2022-01-12). Amplify Energy indicted for causing massive oil spill off the coast of Southern California last October. wsws.org The investigation revealed that the company ignored eight different leak detection alarms over a 13-hour period, shutting off and then restarting the pipeline after each alarm notified them of a potential spill, which caused about 25,000 gallons of crude oil to spill into the ocean.

Staff (2022-01-12). Afghan public sector workers get paid in wheat. rt.com Cash-strapped Taliban extends 'food for work' program as hunger grips Afghanistan | The Taliban administration has announced it is expanding its 'food for work' scheme under which it pays thousands of public sector employees with wheat instead of cash. | Roughly 40,000 workers in Kabul have been receiving 10 kilograms of wheat per day for working five hours. Agriculture officials have said that the program will now be extended across the country. | "We are ready to help our people as much as we can," said Fazel Bari Fazli, deputy minister of administration and finance at the Ministry of Agriculture, Reuters re…

Marjorie Cohn (2022-01-12). Conservatives on Supreme Court Poised to Block Biden's Vaccine and Mask Mandates. zcomm.org The reactionary "justices" seem more inclined to shield corporate profits and red states' rights than to protect the health and safety of the people…

ecns.cn (2022-01-12). Superboard automobile chassis unveiled in Shanghai. ecns.cn A superboard automobile chassis was unveiled on Tuesday by a Chinese Smart EV technology startup in Shanghai.

ecns.cn (2022-01-12). China takes more measures to improve patent quality. ecns.cn China has taken more measures to boost the country's innovation drive and is shifting from focusing on the intellectual property (IP) quantity to quality, the country's top IP regulator said Wednesday at a press conference.

Staff (2022-01-12). Salah praised for response to rival coach's cheeky post-match request (VIDEO). rt.com Egyptian ace Mo Salah showed he was a good sport despite defeat | A member of Nigeria's coaching staff has made headlines for grabbing a cheeky post-game selfie with Liverpool star Mohamed Salah at the Africa Cup of Nations. | Record seven-time winners Egypt got off to the worst possible start in their opening Group D match at the State Roumde Adjia in Garoua on Tuesday. | Disappointing with their star man Salah restricted to 35 touches, two dribbles, and just one memorable shot, which was blocked, they were beaten 1-0 by Nigeria thanks to a strike on the edge of the box from Leicester City's Kelechi Ihenaho o…

WSWS (2022-01-12). UK: Oppose Unite's betrayal of Stagecoach Yorkshire pay strike. wsws.org Unite had relegated coverage of the strike at Stagecoach Yorkshire since its escalation. It speaks volumes that the first press release Unite has produced more than three weeks after the indefinite action was announced is related to its suspension.

ecns.cn (2022-01-12). Chinese embassy in India holds video exchange event to support Beijing 2022. ecns.cn The Chinese Embassy in India held a video exchange activity for Indian youths named "Together for a Shared Future" to support the Beijing Olympic Winter Games on Tuesday.

sputniknews (2022-01-12). Bill Gates Believes After Omicron, COVID-19 Can Be 'Treated Like Seasonal Flu'. sputniknews.com Billionaire philanthropist Bill Gates agreed to a live Q&A session on Twitter with Devi Sridhar, director of Global Health Governance, to share his opinions on diverse aspects of the coronavirus pandemic, its origins and what might happen after the Omicron variant hits peak.

Rodolfo Bueno (2022-01-12). El incendio afgano se propaga a Kazajistán. globalizacion.ca La situación política en Kazajistán se desestabilizó como consecuencia del estallido de protestas por el alza del precio del gas licuado, utilizado para abastecer a gran parte de los vehículos; sin embargo, pese a que poco después el gobierno eliminó…

Global Research News (2022-01-12). Selected Articles: What War with Russia Would Look Like. globalresearch.ca By The person with whom we are all most intimate is oneself. It's just the …

Patrick Bond (2022-01-12). Latest IMF controversy unveils biased policies and a Harvard economist's skewed views. zcomm.org It's a time when we really need the Bretton Woods Institutions to start a rapid winding down, as part of a true global effort to build back better…

Staff (2022-01-12). Declaración y pago de tributos en el 2022: Elementos que debes conocer (+ Video). cubadebate.cu Para conocer sobre las peculiaridades de este proceso, las adecuaciones en los tributos, las facilidades de pago, la inscripción de los nuevos actores económicos en el registro del contribuyente, el uso social de los tributos aportados y otros elementos de interés, comparecieron este martes en la Mesa Redonda la jefa y los vicejefes de la Oficina Nacional de la Administración Tributaria (ONAT).

Staff (2022-01-12). UK government's PPE procurement ruled unlawful. rt.com The use of VIP PPE suppliers has been deemed illegal by a UK court | The UK High Court has ruled that the Department of Health and Social Care's use of politically connected suppliers to rapidly procure personal protective equipment at the beginning of the pandemic was unlawful. | On Wednesday, the High Court ruled that the government had breached its obligations by giving politically connected suppliers contracts to supply personal protective equipment (PPE). | In a ruling judge Mrs Justice O'Farrell said that the government was "in breach of the obligation of equal treatment," adding "the illegality is marke…

WSWS (2022-01-12). Mack Trucks workers: We must defend ourselves from the corporate effort to sacrifice us for profit! wsws.org Mack Trucks workers must not let the company and UAW off the hook for letting the coronavirus run rampant throughout our community…

sputniknews (2022-01-12). Moscow Urges US to Abandon 'Aggressive Rhetoric of Foreign Expansion' Ahead of Russia-NATO Meeting. sputniknews.com WASHINGTON (Sputnik) – On 12 January, the first meeting of the Russia-NATO Council since 2019 will take place in Brussels to discuss security guarantees in Europe.

The King Center (2022-01-12). Friday 1/14: MLK Center: 2022 Virtual Beloved Community Global Summit (Day 2). indybay.org Virtual conference via livestream. Join us via YouTube, Facebook, and Twitter.

Staff (2022-01-12). Recitales en vivo con medidas antiCovid-19 marcarán nueva edición del Festival Jazz Plaza (+ Video). cubadebate.cu

WSWS (2022-01-12). "The teachers are with us, and we have their backs": One thousand K-12 students in New York City walk out to protest unsafe reopening of schools. wsws.org The New York City walkout was organized by high school students at Stuyvesant High School and Brooklyn Technical High School, who formed the group "NYC Student Walkout for COVID Safety" to organize their fellow students.

sputniknews (2022-01-12). 'Tearless' Onions to Go on Sale in UK For the First Time. sputniknews.com It took over 35 years of breeding to develop a new branded variety of onion; the first sweet, tearless onions to go on sale.

ecns.cn (2022-01-12). National Day of China Pavilion celebrated in Expo 2020 Dubai. ecns.cn The national flag of China was raised on Jan. 10 morning under the iconic dome of the Al Wasl Plaza, the central stage of the Expo 2020 Dubai site, marking the start of the National Day of China Pavilion.

WSWS (2022-01-12). The Killer That Stalked New York (1950) and the 1947 smallpox outbreak: "Every effort must be made. …" wsws.org The film is a fictionalized account of the 1947 smallpox outbreak in New York City and the systematic, citywide vaccination program in April of that year that brought the immense danger to an end.

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ecns.cn (2022-01-12). 'Shangxiahang' block in China's Fuzhou selected as national tourist resort. ecns.cn The Shangxiahang traditional block was selected one of the 55 blocks on the list of the first batch of China National Tourist Resorts released on Monday. Located on the central axis of Fuzhou, the Shangxiahang traditional block is the cradle of Fujian merchants.

WSWS (2022-01-12). Virginia legal aid groups drop lawsuit against unemployment agency despite massive backlog of unresolved claims. wsws.org The dropping of the lawsuit comes as the Democratic Party statewide and nationally seeks to accustom the population to an unending pandemic in which nearly 900,000 Americans have lost their lives and over 500,000 people contract COVID-19 daily.

WSWS (2022-01-12). The way forward for high school students in the fight against the pandemic and the reopening of schools. wsws.org In fighting against the unsafe reopening of schools, youth are fighting not only for their own health and safety, but for the community as a whole.

Lynda Carson (2022-01-12). Trump wants Judge to dismiss Jan. 6 lawsuit involving Congresswoman Barbara Lee. indybay.org Trump Wants To Believe That He Had Absolute Immunity For All Of His Despicable Actions During His Presidency!

Morteza Ahmadi Al Hashem (2022-01-12). 22nd Intl. Exhibition of Home Appliances kicks off in Mashhad. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jan. 12 (MNA) — The 22nd edition of International Exhibition of Home Appliances kicked off in Mashhad, Khorasan Razavi province on Jan. 11, 2022.

WSWS (2022-01-12). Engineer Nicolas Smit exposes Canadian authorities' refusal to protect workers from COVID-laced aerosols. wsws.org In this interview, expert Nicolas Smit documents the negligent response of Canada's governments to the COVID-19 pandemic, including their longstanding refusal to admit the virus spreads primarily through aerosols, and the unions' failure to fight for the PPE workers need to protect their health and lives.

Anonymous Contributor (2022-01-12). "They Didn't Want the Smoke": Chicago Police Blocked Streets to Allow Patriot Front an Escape Route. itsgoingdown.org Report from antifascists on the ground in Chicago about confronting neo-Nazi group Patriot Front. Originally posted to 1312 United Against Fascism. Through leaked chats, it was shared that Patriot Front had planned on joining the annual March for Life anti-abortion rally as they had in previous years. For those unfamiliar, PF is a rebranded splinter…

WSWS (2022-01-12). Greek police attack strikers at Kavala Oil. wsws.org On December 21, hundreds of police stormed an occupied oil refinery in Kavala, Greece, arresting workers protesting layoffs and safety violations.

ecns.cn (2022-01-12). Foreigners have more patents granted in China. ecns.cn China saw rapid growth of patents and trademarks granted to foreigners in 2021, an official from the country's top intellectual property (IP) regulator said on Wednesday.

sputniknews (2022-01-12). Netizens Mock Eric Trump Complaining About 'Mean Lady Suing His Dad' Amid Letitia James' Probe. sputniknews.com Last month, Donald Trump filed a lawsuit in an attempt to block Letitia James' investigation into his business, accusing the New York AG of violating his constitutional rights.

Global Research News (2022-01-12). Selected Articles: What War with Russia Would Look Like. globalresearch.ca By The person with whom we are all most intimate is oneself. It's just the …

Mark Hawthorne (2022-01-12). Food Empowerment Project Announces New Anti-Dairy Literature. indybay.org Food Empowerment Project (F.E.P.), a vegan food justice organization, is pleased to announce the release today of its new anti-dairy booklet "One Glass at a Time." Today, January 11, is the date that the U.S. dairy industry observes as National Milk Day. The eight-page booklet examines not only how animals are harmed for milk production but how the dairy industry hurts the environment and workers, as well as its role in colonization and environmental racism.

WSWS (2022-01-12). Two US miners killed in first week of 2022. wsws.org A limestone quarry miner in Pennsylvania and a coal miner in Indiana were killed in two separate accidents in the opening week of the new year.

sputniknews (2022-01-12). UK Government Suspends Rollout of 'Smart Motorway' Schemes Amid Safety Concerns. sputniknews.com LONDON (Sputnik) — The UK government announced on Wednesday that the rollout of the "smart motorway" scheme introduced before 2020 will be paused until the Department for Transport had collected five years of safety data.

WSWS (2022-01-12). The way forward for high school students in the fight against the pandemic and the reopening of schools. wsws.org In fighting against the unsafe reopening of schools, youth are fighting not only for their own health and safety, but for the community as a whole.

ecns.cn (2022-01-12). China's Paralympians gearing up for Beijing 2022 in NW China. ecns.cn With less than two months to go before the 2022 Paralympic Winter Games opens, 20 Paralympians and coaches from China's cross-country skiing and biathlon teams are gearing up for the event at the Baiyin national training base in the northwest Gansu Province.

Anniversary to Mourn (2022-01-12). Walnut Creek Protests on J6. indybay.org At a major intersection in front of large department stores…with lighted signs…

sputniknews (2022-01-12). 'Knows Coming Changes in Advance': Internet in Stiches as Biden Again Calls VP 'President Harris'. sputniknews.com Gaffe-prone US President Joe Biden previously referred to his vice-president, Kamala Harris, as "President Harris" while delivering a speech at South Carolina State University during its 2021 Fall commencement ceremony, and on a number of other cringe-worthy occasions.

Morteza Ahmadi Al Hashem (2022-01-12). Iran never shies away from defending its borders: Cmdr. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jan. 12 (MNA) — Emphasizing that Iran never shies from defending its borders, Deputy Commander of Iran Army Air Defense Force said that any attack on country's airspace will be harshly responded.

Raging Grannies in Solidarity with Labor (2022-01-12). Wednesday 1/12: Protest Amazon Union Busting. indybay.org Whole Foods | 774 Emerson St. | Downtown Palo Alto…

Staff (2022-01-12). Jan 6 committee dismisses 'fed man' claim amid DOJ silence. rt.com Ray Epps, a protester who disappeared from the FBI's January 6 most wanted list, told Congress he "has never been an informant" | After GOP senators received non-answers from DOJ officials about a January 6 protester who was spared prosecution, the Democrat-dominated special committee assured the public that Ray Epps was not a fed. | The Arizona man, who was filmed on January 5 and 6 last year apparently riling up pro-Trump protesters in Washington, DC, was interviewed by the House committee investigating the Capitol Hill riot, its Twitter account said. | "Epps informed us that he was not employed by, working…

ERA Coalition, Fund for Women's Equality (2022-01-12). Wednesday 1/19: Virtual Town Hall on Black Maternal Health w/ ERA Coalition & FWE. indybay.org Online event…

teleSUR (2022-01-12). Ecuador: Gang Clash In Esmeraldas Prison Leaves 3 Convicts Dead. telesurenglish.net On Tuesday, Ecuador's Comprehensive Care Service for Adults Deprived of Liberty (SNAI) informed that a drug-trafficking gang clash in Esmeraldas City prison left three convicts dead. | RELATED: | "We lament the prisoners' death and assure that the Attorney General's Office will coordinate the necessary actions to find out this crime's material and intellectual authors as soon as possible," the SANI stated. | In 20…

sputniknews (2022-01-12). BoJo Admits He Must Take Responsibility for 2020 Downing Street Gathering. sputniknews.com Boris Johnson has been fending of a barrage of criticism at PMQs in parliament amid damaging allegations suggesting the Prime Minister attended a gathering in the garden of No10 on 20 May 2020, while the UK was in coronavirus lockdown.

teleSUR (2022-01-12). Guantanamo Is a Global Symbol of US Torture and Power Abuse. telesurenglish.net The notorious Guantanamo Bay detention facility, a symbol of U.S. torture and abuse of prisoners, marked on Tuesday the 20th anniversary of the first prisoners' arrival, amid renewed calls that it be shut down and America reflect on its poor human rights record. | RELATED: | "Today is a day to reflect, and to act," U.S. Congresswoman Ilhan Omar wrote in an op-ed published in Teen Vogue on Tuesday. "For those of you who don't know much about…

RWS (2022-01-12). Best Signs in San Francisco January 6 Vigil. indybay.org Steph Snaps Signs…

Editor (2022-01-12). Hey, Hey, USA! How Many Bombs Did You Drop Today? scheerpost.com Above photo: August 2020 U.S. drone strike in Kabul killed 10 Afghan civilians. Getty Images. | By Medea Benjamin and Nicolas J.S. Davies / The Pentagon has finally published its first

sputniknews (2022-01-12). Unease, Protests as Yet Another US Nuclear Sub Arrives in Arctic Norway. sputniknews.com According to the protesters, the port calls by US nuclear submarines endanger the inhabitants and the local environment, draw Norway into a superpower conflict and make the city of Tromsà∏, Western Europe's largest above the Arctic circle, a military target.

WSWS (2022-01-12). Engineer Nicolas Smit exposes Canadian authorities' refusal to protect workers from COVID-laced aerosols. wsws.org In this interview, expert Nicolas Smit documents the negligent response of Canada's governments to the COVID-19 pandemic, including their longstanding refusal to admit the virus spreads primarily through aerosols, and the unions' failure to fight for the PPE workers need to protect their health and lives.

Dr. MLK Jr. Public Library San Jose (2022-01-12). Saturday 2/5: Lunar New Year 2022: Aimusic Firebird Youth Chinese Orchestra (Virtual). indybay.org Online event…

WSWS (2022-01-12). One thousand Oakland, California students plan strike in opposition to deadly school reopening. wsws.org High school students in Oakland are threatening to strike if school is not taken online, or conditions made safer.

David Swanson (2022-01-12). Top 10 Things People Pretend They Don't Know. zcomm.org Not only does it do great damage to pretend that each of these things is false, but the habit of so pretending does great damage, facilitating further pretenses…

The King Center (2022-01-12). Thursday 1/13: MLK Center: 2022 Virtual Beloved Community Global Summit. indybay.org Virtual conference via livestream. Join us via YouTube, Facebook, and Twitter.

ecns.cn (2022-01-12). Chinese Embassy in Britain condemns threats against personal safety by "Hong Kong independence" elements. ecns.cn The Chinese Embassy in Britain on Wednesday expressed strong indignation and condemnation of the "despicable action" of a handful of "Hong Kong independence" rioters in Manchester."ÄÄ…

José Blanco (2022-01-12). La hiperinflación venezolana. globalizacion.ca Venezuela es un desastre. El gobierno da palos de ciego y daña sin freno a la población. El problema peor manejado es la hiperinflación galopante fuera de control. Especialmente la prensa financiera, pero no solamente, ha descrito a Venezuela como…

Akio Tanaka (2022-01-12). How Pacifica Claimed a Dubious Victory. indybay.org Pacifica Counsel overruled the democratic vote of the members.

sputniknews (2022-01-12). BoJo Pressured to 'Come Clean' Or 'Resign' After Latest Revelations in 'Partygate' Row. sputniknews.com The heat has been turned up on Boris Johnson amid a Whitehall lockdown-breaching parties probe, while the Metropolitan Police has confirmed it has contacted the Cabinet Office over a "bring your own booze party" on 20 May 2020, which came to light from a leaked email.

Ian Angus (2022-01-12). Ecosocialist Bookshelf, January. greenleft.org.au Climate and Capitalism editor Ian Angus presents seven new books for red-greens and green-reds to start the new year.

àÅlvaro Verzi Rangel (2022-01-12). La oposición venezolana ganó su cuarta gobernación, pero no logra unirse. globalizacion.ca Sergio Garrido, candidato de los partidos de oposición venezolana aglutinados en la Mesa de la Unidad Democrática (MUD), ganó las polémicas elecciones por la gobernación del estado llanero de Barinas. Así, la oposición suma cuatro de 23 gobernaciones, pese a…

WSWS (2022-01-12). Modi indicates no lockdown even as COVID-19 tsunami rips through India. wsws.org The Modi government's policies of the pandemic are nakedly based on prioritizing profit interests of big business over human lives.

WSWS (2022-01-12). Amid record COVID infections, say no to Australian school reopenings! Educators, students, parents—join the fight for rank and file safety committees! wsws.org In this third year of the global pandemic, a rational and scientifically-based approach to the virus is more urgent than ever before.

WSWS (2022-01-12). Video emerges of New York police running away, looking on, after setting a man ablaze with a taser, resulting in his death. wsws.org According to his lawyer, Jason Jones, 29, succumbed to his painful injuries 48 days after a New York Catskill police officer used a taser on the unarmed man, setting him on fire in the process, inside a police station.

Santa Clara County Open Space Authority (2022-01-12). Saturday 2/5: Become an Open Space Volunteer: Intake & Training Webinar w/ SCC Open Space Authority. indybay.org Online via Zoom…

Michael Albert (2022-01-12). Replying to Reviews — Part One. zcomm.org No Bosses was released about two months ago. I want to thank the numerous reviewers and to take their comments seriously by responding…

ecns.cn (2022-01-12). New cargo train links China's Inner Mongolia, Moscow. ecns.cn A new cargo train carrying 50 goods containers departed Wednesday from Urad Back Banner, north China's Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, and is expected to arrive in Moscow in about 10 days.

José Blanco (2022-01-12). La hiperinflación venezolana. globalizacion.ca Venezuela es un desastre. El gobierno da palos de ciego y daña sin freno a la población. El problema peor manejado es la hiperinflación galopante fuera de control. Especialmente la prensa financiera, pero no solamente, ha descrito a Venezuela como…

ecns.cn (2022-01-12). Chinese experts urge booster shot to protect against Omicron. ecns.cn Chinese health experts have urged the public to get a booster shot for COVID-19 to protect against the Omicron variant.

_____ (2022-01-12). A Chronicle of the Pre-election Race in ROK: Candidates and their Family Problems. journal-neo.org One of the most common tactics in Korean politics since the Middle Ages has been to smear a family member. It is understood that political leaders cannot control their relatives and fail to be aware of their bad transgressions. This means that they could be done with his knowledge, or at least cast a shadow …

ecns.cn (2022-01-12). Mainland welcomes Taiwan compatriots in Beijing Winter Olympics: spokesperson. ecns.cn Taiwan compatriots are welcome to be part of the 2022 Winter Olympic Games in Beijing, a Chinese mainland spokesperson said Wednesday.Taiwan athletes are expected to compete in sports including speed skating, luge and alpine skiing during the Games, according to Zhu Fenglian, spokesperson for the Taiwan Affairs Office of the State Council.

sputniknews (2022-01-12). UK PM Boris Johnson Takes Questions From MPs Amid 'Partygate' Inquiry. sputniknews.com On Tuesday, Paymaster General Michael Ellis told parliament that the government investigation into alleged "parties" in Prime Minister Boris Johnson's Downing Street office would include gatherings in the Downing Street garden in May 2020.

WSWS (2022-01-12). Fed Vice Chair Clarida resigns amid revelations of how he cashed in on the pandemic. wsws.org Richard Clarida, the vice chairman of the Federal Reserve Bank, announced on Monday that he would be resigning early after details emerged about stock trades he made at the beginning of the pandemic.

Staff (2022-01-12). Elvis Costello retires legendary track because of 'N-word'. rt.com His 1979 'Oliver's Army' song was written in response to Northern Ireland's 'Troubles', but has now been taken out of context | Elvis Costello has revealed he is retiring one of his greatest hits because it contains the 'N-word' — used as a slur against Irish Catholics during the sectarian conflict with pro-British Protestants and the UK armed forces. | Announcing his decision during recent interviews, the rock legend said the song — from his 1979 album 'Armed Forces' — was about imperialism and the Northern Ireland conflict. The lyric is part of a line that goes: "Only takes one itchy trigger…

ecns.cn (2022-01-12). China's agriculture and related industries take up 16.47 pct of economy in 2020. ecns.cn The added value of China's agriculture and related industries accounted for 16.47 percent of the gross domestic product in 2020, official data showed Wednesday.

ecns.cn (2022-01-12). Twin pandas make public debut at Tokyo zoo much to delight of lucky few. ecns.cn Twin giant pandas, male cub Xiao Xiao and his sister Lei Lei, who were born in June at Tokyo's Ueno Zoological Gardens, appeared to the public for the first time with their mother Shin Shin Wednesday, much to the delight of a limited number of lottery winners.

WSWS (2022-01-12). Strike by Huntington, West Virginia metalworkers passes 100 days. wsws.org The strike is being isolated and betrayed by the United Steelworkers, who have sought the assistance of Democratic Senator Bernie Sanders to defuse workers' anger.

Anonymous Contributor (2022-01-12). "They Didn't Want the Smoke": Chicago Police Blocked Streets to Allow Patriot Front an Escape Route. itsgoingdown.org Report from antifascists on the ground in Chicago about confronting neo-Nazi group Patriot Front. Originally posted to 1312 United Against Fascism. Through leaked chats, it was shared that Patriot Front had planned on joining the annual March for Life anti-abortion rally as they had in previous years. For those unfamiliar, PF is a rebranded splinter…

WSWS (2022-01-12). Amid record COVID infections, say no to Australian school reopenings! Educators, students, parents—join the fight for rank and file safety committees! wsws.org In this third year of the global pandemic, a rational and scientifically-based approach to the virus is more urgent than ever before.

sputniknews (2022-01-12). High Court: UK Gov't Use of 'VIP Lane' to Award PPE Contracts Is Unlawful. sputniknews.com The Johnson government has faced numerous sleaze allegations related to the suspected handing out of lucrative contracts worth hundreds of millions of pounds to Tory-affiliated companies and businessmen with personal connections and friendships with high-ranking government officials.

WSWS (2022-01-12). FDA director tells Senate "Most people in the US are going to get COVID" wsws.org Hospitalizations for COVID hit pandemic highs. Yet, every measure is being implemented to keep schools and businesses open despite the catastrophic impact on health systems.

VOW & SFPL (2022-01-12). Friday 2/18: "Mi MariÃÅa": First Hand Accounts of Surviving Puerto Rico's Devastating Hurricane. indybay.org Online event via Zoom…

Edward Curtin (2022-01-12). Communing with Albert Camus in 2022. dissidentvoice.org Albert Camus, Michel y Jeannine Gallimard by Antonio Marín Segovia The person with whom we are all most intimate is oneself. It's just the way it is. I don't mean that in some oracular Delphic "know thyself" way, or in any deep psychoanalytical sense, but very simply. We have our own thoughts and feelings that …

Editor (2022-01-12). Hey, Hey, USA! How Many Bombs Did You Drop Today? scheerpost.com Above photo: August 2020 U.S. drone strike in Kabul killed 10 Afghan civilians. Getty Images. | By Medea Benjamin and Nicolas J.S. Davies / The Pentagon has finally published its first

UU Ministry for the Earth (2022-01-12). Thursday 1/27: Shadow of Gold: The Destructive Impact of Metals Mining on Ecology & World's Poorest. indybay.org Online event…

sputniknews (2022-01-12). 'Can't Justify My Tone, Words': Actor Apologises to Ace Shuttler Saina Nehwal for 'Rude Joke'. sputniknews.com Earlier, Indian actor Siddharth, known for his performance in the movie 'Rang De Basanti', was brutally trolled for the usage of an alleged sexual innuendo in his reply to badminton star Saina Nehwal and referring to her as "Subtle c*ck champion of the world".

WSWS (2022-01-12). Los Angeles school district restarts in-person learning as pediatric hospitalizations skyrocket. wsws.org In the midst of escalating coronavirus infections, the reopening of schools in Los Angeles is a massive social crime.

ecns.cn (2022-01-12). Three major themes to be highlighted at opening ceremony of 2022 Winter Olympics. ecns.cn The opening ceremony of the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics will last no longer than 100 minutes and focus on three major themes.

WSWS (2022-01-12). Los Angeles school district restarts in-person learning as pediatric hospitalizations skyrocket. wsws.org In the midst of escalating coronavirus infections, the reopening of schools in Los Angeles is a massive social crime.

WSWS (2022-01-12). "The teachers are with us, and we have their backs": 1,000 K-12 students in New York City walk out to protest unsafe reopening of schools. wsws.org The New York City walkout was organized by high school students at Stuyvesant High School and Brooklyn Technical High School, who formed the group "NYC Student Walkout for COVID Safety" to organize their fellow students.

WSWS (2022-01-12). Greek police attack strikers at Kavala Oil. wsws.org On December 21, hundreds of police stormed an occupied oil refinery in Kavala, Greece, arresting workers protesting layoffs and safety violations.

Ian Angus (2022-01-12). Ecosocialist Bookshelf, January. greenleft.org.au Climate and Capitalism editor Ian Angus presents seven new books for red-greens and green-reds to start the new year.

sputniknews (2022-01-12). EU Reportedly Prepares Large-Scale Cyber Drills Amid Supply Chain Jitters. sputniknews.com Countries the world over have been impacted by the global supply chain crisis, with Covid blamed for factory and port shut downs causing empty shelves, rising prices and galloping inflation.

ecns.cn (2022-01-12). Snow and rime put colors on mountain in N Guangxi. ecns.cn Photo taken on January 11, 2022 shows that rime appears on the upper part of a mountain in Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, while the lower part remains emerald.

WSWS (2022-01-12). Amplify Energy indicted for causing massive oil spill off the coast of Southern California last October. wsws.org The investigation revealed that the company ignored eight different leak detection alarms over a 13-hour period, shutting off and then restarting the pipeline after each alarm notified them of a potential spill, which caused about 25,000 gallons of crude oil to spill into the ocean.

teleSUR (2022-01-12). Low-Pay and Harsh Conditions Overwhelm Turkish Health Workers. telesurenglish.net Violence from patients, low wages, and extreme working conditions that inflict on Turkey's health workers during the COVID-19 pandemic has compelled lots of them to quit the job or seek opportunities abroad, according to their unions. | RELATED: | Tens of thousands of Turkish healthcare employees and social support personnel held a one-day nationwide strike on Dec. 15 demanding better pay, lower workload, and more safet…

posted by Norse (2022-01-12). Wednesday 1/12: Shout Out Against the OVO [Oversized Vehicle Ordinance]. indybay.org ZOOMED Meeting with the Zoning Administrator 10 AM 1-12 | PRIOR TO THE MEETING: | You may comment online at: http: //www.cityofsantacruz.com/za during the open comment period starting 5pm on 12/31/21 through 12pm on 1/4/22 or | send an email to cityplan@cityofsantacruz.com (if you wish to include attachments) | DURING THE MEETING: We recommend you call in at the start of the meeting, 10 AM. If you wish to speak on any item, both computer and phone audio will be available when it is your turn to speak. | Click on Zoom link: us06web.zoom.us/j/81634465483 | Or, Call any of the numbers below. If one is busy, t…

Cindy Anders (2022-01-12). Violence and Resistance at the Frontlines of Climate Justice. zcomm.org Reflecting on an encounter with police brutality at Enbridge Line 3 encampment…

sputniknews (2022-01-12). Swedish Security Police Warn of Space Wars With China, Russia. sputniknews.com Previously, the fictitious "Russian threat" mentioned by numerous agencies and security services, coupled with a media narrative of an "assertive" and "aggressive" Moscow has been cited as the reason for a plethora of military measures, including a historic hike of the military budget unseen since the Cold War-era and a re-establishment of units.

WSWS (2022-01-12). Sri Lanka: Kahatagaha mine workers protest lockout and cuts in daily allowances. wsws.org The lockout is the first industrial dispute this year and follows a wave of strikes last year over wages and conditions involving hundreds of thousands of workers.

Staff (2022-01-12). Catholic Church outraged after coffin covered with Nazi flag. rt.com Photos and videos of a funeral in Italy show mourners covering a coffin with a Nazi flag and making fascist salutes | The Vicariate of Rome has issued a statement condemning a funeral procession outside a church that saw mourners gather around a swastika-covered casket while shouting 'Presente!' and making fascist salutes with their right arms. | Italian news site Open published photos and videos of the situation outside St. Lucia church in Rome, sparking backlash over the presence of the Nazi symbol at a religious establishment. | In a statement released on Tuesday, the Catholic Church in Rome denied any know…

WSWS (2022-01-12). FDA director tells Senate "Most people in the US are going to get COVID" wsws.org Hospitalizations for COVID hit pandemic highs. Yet, every measure is being implemented to keep schools and businesses open despite the catastrophic impact on health systems.

Center for Constitutional Rights (2022-01-12). Wednesday 1/12: Guantánamo, Off the Record: 20 Years in the Fight. indybay.org Online event via Zoom…

from Dr. Ron Daniels (2022-01-12). Dr. Cheryl Grills Appointed to National Reparations Commission. indybay.org On the ground, in the streets of Sacramento County, seat of the Capitol of the Great State of California, "Racism" declared a Public Health Crisis by Sacramento County Supervisors. Slavery in California cloaked, authentic California History by people of African Descent distorted, discredited and being destroyed as Dr. Carter G. Woodson suggested in his seminal work, "Mis-Education of the Negro" – oftern it is darkest before the dawn.

ecns.cn (2022-01-12). China's auto sales up 3.8 pct in 2021. ecns.cn China's auto sales in 2021 rose 3.8 percent year on year to 26.28 million units, data from the China Association of Automobile Manufacturers (CAAM) showed Wednesday.

Repost (2022-01-12). CCSF Chancellor & Bd of Trustees Choose Layoffs & Union Busting Says AFT 2121. indybay.org AFT 2121 is charging the San Francisco City College Chancellor and Board of Trustees with union busting for improperly laying off 67 SEIU staff members.

_____ (2022-01-12). A Chronicle of the Pre-election Race in ROK: Candidates and their Family Problems. journal-neo.org One of the most common tactics in Korean politics since the Middle Ages has been to smear a family member. It is understood that political leaders cannot control their relatives and fail to be aware of their bad transgressions. This means that they could be done with his knowledge, or at least cast a shadow …

imperial.ac.uk (2022-01-12). Alice Gast: Universities must forge ahead with new frontiers. imperial.ac.uk Imperial's President Alice Gast says that universities must keep the positive changes brought on by the pandemic and forge ahead with new frontiers.

David Giesen (2022-01-12). Wednesday 1/12: Bernal Litterati [sic]. indybay.org on the corner of Cortland and Moultrie, outside | Bernal Heights Library | 500 Cortland Avenue | San Francisco…

sputniknews (2022-01-12). Omicron is Under Control in the West Bank, But the Question is: For How Long? sputniknews.com The Palestinian territories have so far registered nearly 300 cases of COVID-19's new variant. To contain its spread, authorities plan to step up the mass vaccination campaign and keep encouraging the masses to adhere to social distancing and personal hygiene.

TODD (2022-01-12). Good News for Salmon Leaving Coastal Streams Entering the Ocean. indybay.org According to a story in NW News Network the NOAA Fisheries are reporting some of the best conditions for young salmon leaving coastal rivers and streams and entering the Pacific Ocean. That's because of a strong upwelling bringing nutrients up from the deeper parts of the Ocean and making nutrients available for the organisms young salmon eat.

Staff (2022-01-12). Biden labels January 6 riot 'attempted coup'. rt.com President Joe Biden says 2021 storming of US Capitol was attempt to 'steal election' | President Joe Biden has said that Donald Trump supporters wanted to subvert the will of voters when they stormed the US Capitol building in Washington last year. The speech came as investigators subpoenaed Trump allies. | "That's why we're here today: to stand against the forces in America that value power over principle, forces that attempted a coup, a coup against the legally expressed will of the American people by sowing doubt, inventing charges of fraud and seeking to steal the 2020 election from the people," Biden said…

Editorial La Jornada (2022-01-12). Fondo Monetario Internacional: Rectificación ineludible. globalizacion.ca El presidente de Argentina, Alberto Fernández, ratificó su rechazo a la pretensión del Fondo Monetario Internacional (FMI) de imponer a la nación austral un programa de choque a cambio de refinanciar los 44 mil millones de dólares de la deuda…

WSWS (2022-01-12). Fed chair's confirmation testimony focuses on wages. wsws.org Fed chair Powell indicated the central bank would use interest rate hikes and other measures to tighten monetary policy to push down on wage demands if other methods fail and inflation continues to climb.

Morteza Ahmadi Al Hashem (2022-01-12). Afghanistan embassy's activities continuing in Tehran. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jan. 12 (MNA) — Caretaker ambassador of Afghanistan Embassy to Iran said that ambassadorial activities of the embassy continue in Tehran.

WSWS (2022-01-12). Virginia legal aid groups drop lawsuit against unemployment agency despite massive backlog of unresolved claims. wsws.org The dropping of the lawsuit comes as the Democratic Party statewide and nationally seeks to accustom the population to an unending pandemic in which nearly 900,000 Americans have lost their lives and over 500,000 people contract COVID-19 daily.

teleSUR (2022-01-12). Argentina Rejects UK Allegations About The Malvinas Islands. telesurenglish.net On Tuesday, the Argentine government rejected the threats and denigrating references that the U.K. Defense Secretary Ben Wallace made about the Malvinas Islands, an Argentine territory illegally occupied by the United Kingdom. | RELATED: | During an act for the 40th anniversary of the Argentine-British war over the Malvinas, Wallace argued that London is determined to face the "thugs" who threaten its values. | "Distance w…

Staff (2022-01-12). Even flat-earthers should get airtime, BBC says. rt.com The BBC takes heat for saying that airing flat-earthers reflects the broadcaster's commitment to impartiality | David Jordan, the BBC's director of editorial policy, has said that the broadcaster will give a platform to contradictory viewpoints in a bid to let impartiality triumph over identity, even to those who say the Earth is flat. | Speaking to the House of Lords Communications and Digital Committee on Monday, Jordan argued that the BBC is "very committed to ensuring that viewpoints are heard from all different sorts of perspectives." | "We don't subscribe to the 'cancel culture' that some groups would pu…

Staff (2022-01-12). Natural disasters cost country $145bn. rt.com 2021 marked the third-costliest year on record for weather cataclysms in US | New research by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) showed that fire, floods, hurricanes, and other natural disasters cost the United States $145 billion in losses last year while resulting in 688 deaths. | According to the "Disaster costs over the last five years exceed…

sputniknews (2022-01-12). Delegations Arrive For Russia-NATO Council Meeting in Brussels. sputniknews.com A meeting of the Russia-NATO Council is set to kick off in Brussels on Wednesday; the following day, a meeting of the OSCE Permanent Council will be held in Vienna.

Morteza Ahmadi Al Hashem (2022-01-12). Briefing on Iran's daily developments. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jan. 12 (MNA) — The following are the Islamic Republic of Iran's latest developments in the last 24 hours.

ecns.cn (2022-01-12). China urges U.S. to reduce emissions: spokesperson. ecns.cn A Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson said Wednesday that the United States should reduce greenhouse gas emissions when asked to comment on a reportedly 6.2 percent year-on-year increase of emissions in the United States in 2021.

WSWS (2022-01-12). A New Year's appeal from the World Socialist Web Site. wsws.org The fight against COVID is a fight against capitalism! Support the World Socialist Web Site! Unite the working class! Take up the fight for World Socialism in 2022!

Rick Rozoff (2022-01-12). U.S. NATO envoy, Blinken protégée: Russia has threatened Europe for past 20 years. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com Smith's official website hasn't posted her comments; what follows is borrowed from Air Force Magazine and TASS. Her own site states that until coming to her post as U.S. permanent representative (ambassador) to NATO recently, she was Senior Advisor to Secretary Blinken at the Department of State. ==== Ahead of the meeting [January 10th meeting …

WSWS (2022-01-12). One thousand Oakland, California students plan strike in opposition to deadly school reopening. wsws.org High school students in Oakland are threatening to strike if school is not taken online, or conditions made safer.

ecns.cn (2022-01-12). People on both sides of Taiwan Strait should work together for national reunification: spokesperson. ecns.cn People on both sides of the Taiwan Strait should work together toward the realization of national reunification, a Chinese mainland spokesperson said Wednesday.

sputniknews (2022-01-12). India, China Start New Round of Negotiations Over Ladakh Border Dispute. sputniknews.com NEW DELHI (Sputnik) – China and India have started the 14th round of corps commander-level negotiations to resolve the 20-month border conflict in the Ladakh region, regional media reported on Wednesday.

WSWS (2022-01-12). Two US miners killed in first week of 2022. wsws.org A limestone quarry miner in Pennsylvania and a coal miner in Indiana were killed in two separate accidents in the opening week of the new year.

ecns.cn (2022-01-12). HKSAR's 7th-term LegCo holds first meeting, Carrie Lam vows to work fully with LegCo. ecns.cn The seventh-term Legislative Council (LegCo) of China's Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) held its first meeting on Wednesday morning.

Abolghasem Bayyenat (2022-01-12). Saving the Iran Nuclear Deal Requires Balancing it. fpif.org As talks for reviving the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), or the Iran nuclear deal, resume in Vienna, it has become increasingly evident that restoring the JCPOA is extremely challenging without ensuring its durability. The developments of the past several years—mainly Trump's withdrawal from the JCPOA and his pursuit of maximum pressure campaign against Iran, and Tehran's retaliation by accelerating and expanding its nuclear program to unprecedented levels and dimensions—have rendered this issue all the more relevant and crucial. | Today, the nuclear negotiators have to tackle many thorny…

Vivienne Porzsolt (2022-01-12). Overwhelming support for artists' boycott of Sydney Festival. greenleft.org.au There has been an overwhelming response by artists to the call to boycott the Sydney Festival over its partnership with apartheid Israel, writes Vivienne Porzsolt.

Peter Boyle (2022-01-12). 2021 was a tough year for most — as it was for Green Left. greenleft.org.au It was another tough year for most of us, and 2022 looks to be no different. Peter Boyle asks you to join others in helping keep Green Left afloat.

ecns.cn (2022-01-12). Boao Forum for Asia to hold annual conference in Spring. ecns.cn The Boao Forum for Asia (BFA) will hold its annual conference this Spring in Boao, a coastal town in China's southernmost province of Hainan, the secretariat of the forum said Wednesday.

Peter Boyle (2022-01-12). 2021 was a tough year for most — as it was for Green Left. greenleft.org.au It was another tough year for most of us, and 2022 looks to be no different. Peter Boyle asks you to join others in helping keep Green Left afloat.

Staff (2022-01-12). Steep rise in US police deaths explained. rt.com A spike in law enforcement fatalities last year is linked to exposure to Covid in the line of duty and subsequent illness | A recent report has indicated a 55% year-on-year rise in police fatalities across the US in 2021. Infection with Covid-19 in the line of duty — and the health complications that followed — emerged as the biggest culprit. | The analysis published by the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund on Tuesday said a total of 458 officers lost their lives in 2021 either while doing their job, or as a direct consequence thereof. One noteworthy finding in the report is that "som…

Staff (2022-01-12). AUDIO: Veterans For Peace: Panel Discusses VFP Nuclear Posture Review, A Plan for Peace. davidswanson.org By Veterans For Peace, January 12, 2022 We continue to discuss the importance of the effort of Veterans For Peace to develop a legitimate Nuclear Posture Review with a distinguished panel including David Swanson, Executive Director of World BEYOND War and VFP Advisory Board Member; Alice Slater, World BEYOND War Board Member and Veterans For …

WSWS (2022-01-12). WHO warns: Government policies will make half of Europeans catch COVID-19. wsws.org Health officials are warning of an unprecedented tsunami of hundreds of millions of COVID-19 cases in Europe and opposing calls to let the Omicron variant spread.

Lorena Olavarría (2022-01-12). Fearless communes: An interview with two Chilean mayors. zcomm.org Fearless communes are rewriting their Constitution by feminizing politics and proliferating radically democratic spaces…

WSWS (2022-01-12). The Killer That Stalked New York (1950) and the 1947 smallpox outbreak: "Every effort must be made. …" wsws.org The film is a fictionalized account of the 1947 smallpox outbreak in New York City and the systematic, citywide vaccination program in April of that year that brought the immense danger to an end.

WSWS (2022-01-12). Fed chair's confirmation testimony focuses on wages. wsws.org Fed chair Powell indicated the central bank would use interest rate hikes and other measures to tighten monetary policy to push down on wage demands if other methods fail and inflation continues to climb.

Eugene E Ruyle (2022-01-12). Wednesday 1/12: Justice for Terry Amons. indybay.org Nation's Hamburgers at: | 3789 Railroad Ave | Pittsburg CA 94565…

Morteza Ahmadi Al Hashem (2022-01-12). Russia-NATO Council meeting to kick off in Brussel. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jan. 12 (MNA) — The first meeting between high-level delegations from NATO and Russia on security guarantees in Europe in framework of NATO-Russia Council will occur at NATO HQ in Brussels on Wed. to exchange concerns over security issues.

Anti Police-Terror Project (2022-01-12). Monday 1/17: 8th Annual Day of Action to Reclaim MLK's Radical Legacy: Car Caravan and Drive-Thru Giveaway. indybay.org We will meet at the Port of Oakland — near Middle Harbor Shoreline Park, 2777 Middle Harbor Rd, Oakland, CA 94607 | Schedule: | 11 am – Meet at the Port of Oakland & listen to speakers on radio | 12: 30 pm – Car caravan departs & ends with drive-thru mutual aid giveaway organized by Community Ready Corps and Mental Health First…

Morteza Ahmadi Al Hashem (2022-01-12). Headlines of Iran's Persian dailies on January 12. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jan. 12 (MNA) — Mehr News Agency takes a look at the headlines of Iran's Persian-language dailies on Wednesday, January 12.

Kenny Stancil (2022-01-12). Maine's Democratic Gov. Kills Bill to Allow Farmworkers to Unionize. zcomm.org "With 'friends' like these, the working class in this country barely needs enemies."

WSWS (2022-01-12). Video emerges of New York police running away, looking on, after setting a man ablaze with a taser, resulting in his death. wsws.org According to his lawyer, Jason Jones, 29, succumbed to his painful injuries 48 days after a New York Catskill police officer used a taser on the unarmed man, setting him on fire in the process, inside a police station.

WSWS (2022-01-12). Modi indicates no lockdown even as COVID-19 tsunami rips through India. wsws.org The Modi government's policies of the pandemic are nakedly based on prioritizing profit interests of big business over human lives.

José A. Amesty R. (2022-01-12). °Alerta Nicaragua, °el odio y la maldad continúan acechando! globalizacion.ca El próximo 10 de enero 2022, será la toma de posesión de gobierno del Frente Sandinista de Liberación Nacional FSLN, en manos del presidente electo Daniel Ortega, será en la Plaza de la Revolución en Managua. En las elecciones generales…

sputniknews (2022-01-12). Prime Minister of Quebec Proposes Introduction of Tax for Unvaccinated. sputniknews.com MOSCOW (Sputnik) – The prime minister of the Canadian province of Quebec, Francois Legault, has proposed introducing tax for all adults who refuse COVID-19 vaccination for non-medical reasons.

Emir Sader (2022-01-12). øHacia dónde va Brasil en 2022? globalizacion.ca Brasil completa en 2022 cinco años de ruptura de la democracia. Fue la segunda ruptura desde el golpe de 1964, cuando el país padeció 11 años de dictadura militar. En aquel momento, terminada la dictadura en 1975, se dio un…

WSWS (2022-01-12). Sri Lanka: Kahatagaha mine workers protest lockout and cuts in daily allowances. wsws.org The lockout is the first industrial dispute this year and follows a wave of strikes last year over wages and conditions involving hundreds of thousands of workers.

WSWS (2022-01-12). Fed Vice Chair Clarida resigns amid revelations of how he cashed in on the pandemic. wsws.org Richard Clarida, the vice chairman of the Federal Reserve Bank, announced on Monday that he would be resigning early after details emerged about stock trades he made at the beginning of the pandemic.

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