Daily Archives: January 13, 2022

2022-01-13: News Headlines

Vijay Prashad (2022-01-13). A Programme for a Future Society That We Will Build in the Present. dissidentvoice.org Chittaprosad, Indian Workers Read, n.d. In October 2021, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) released a report that received barely any attention: the Global Multidimensional Poverty Index 2021, notably subtitled Unmasking disparities by ethnicity, caste, and gender. 'Multidimensional poverty' is a much more precise measurement of poverty than the international poverty line of $1.90 per …

WSWS (2022-01-13). December inflation surge leaves US workers' wages even further behind. wsws.org Rising prices for food, used cars, rent and medical care amounted to a 2.3 percent cut in real wages from December 2020 to December 2021, according to official figures.

teleSUR (2022-01-13). Colombia: Murder Toll Of Activists Increased By 35% In 2021. telesurenglish.net On Wednesday, the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) revealed that the number of reports of murders of human rights defenders in Colombia increased by 35 percent between 2020 and 2021. | RELATED: | In the latter year, 202 complaints were received by this multilateral office, which managed to verify only the murder of 78 activists. Seventeen of the murdered leaders were dedicat…

Luke Savage (2022-01-13). Thanks to US Sanctions, Afghans Are Starving. zcomm.org Now that US troops are gone, Joe Biden's sanctions are causing starvation and suffering — and the media has been astonishingly silent…

Robert Herbst (2022-01-13). Review of 'The State of Israel vs the Jews'. zcomm.org Sylvain Cypel's "The State of Israel vs. The Jews" shows how bereft of human decency Israelis have become in their treatment of Palestinians…

WSWS (2022-01-13). Omicron surge is pushing hospitals to the brink across the US. wsws.org The CDC says as many as 62,000 people will die over the next four weeks, with the exponential increase in cases and hospitalizations in states across the country.

SAM (2022-01-13). College Football Coaches Making $25,000 a Day? Let's Sideline This Lunacy! inequality.org

David Swanson (2022-01-13). AUDIO: David Swanson on Russia, Ukraine, and War Madness. warisacrime.org By Sputnik, January 13, 2022 John and Michelle catch up with David Swanson, executive director of World BEYOND War, to talk about the latest developments with NATO and conflict zones around the world. John points out that the direct link between EU membership and increased well-being for the population is questionable. Hungary joined the EU, …

Kenzo Shibata (2022-01-13). Teachers in Chicago Are Up Against a Wall of Neoliberal Cruelty. zcomm.org The current struggle is a symptom of the larger problem of neoliberal school reform — a virus whose only vaccine is democracy…

Staff (2022-01-13). Confessions of a "Human Guinea Pig": Professor Quits Vaccine Trial over Moderna's Corporate Greed. democracynow.org Jeremy Menchik, a self-described "human guinea pig" who volunteered for Moderna's COVID-19 vaccine trials, dropped out to protest the company's greed in reaping profits from the ongoing pandemic while doing little to resolve global vaccine inequity. Menchik is launching a new website — mrna4all.org — where other vaccine trial participants can join the effort to pressure vaccine makers to scale up production to vaccinate the world. "That they have to be accountable to their guinea pigs and they have to advance policies for public health not just private profit … I think that must be unnerving to them…

Staff (2022-01-13). John Nichols on How "Coronavirus Criminals & Pandemic Profiteers" Hurt World's Response to COVID-19. democracynow.org We speak with The Nation's national affairs correspondent John Nichols on the occasion of his new book, "Coronavirus Criminals and Pandemic Profiteers: Accountability for Those Who Caused the Crisis," which takes aim at the CEOs and political figures who put profits over people during the coronavirus pandemic. The chapters cover notorious figures such as former President Trump, Mike Pompeo, Jared Kushner and Jeff Bezos. "In the United States alone, hundreds of thousands of deaths occurred that did not have to occur," says Nichols. "Globally it's in the millions, and the U.S. could have played a huge role in addre…

Staff (2022-01-13). Headlines for January 13, 2022. democracynow.org WHO: Confirmed Coronavirus Infections Surge to 15 Million in a Week, French Teachers Strike as COVID-19 Cases Overwhelm Schools, British PM Boris Johnson Faces Calls to Resign for Defying Lockdown to Attend Cocktail Party, Biden Deploys Military Teams to Hospitals Overwhelmed by COVID-19 Patients, GOP House Leader Kevin McCarthy Won't Cooperate with "Illegitimate" January 6 Committee, Confronted over Lies About 2020 Election, Donald Trump Cuts Short NPR Interview , Biden Meets with Senate Democrats as Push to Pass Voting Rights Legislation Intensifies , Ohio's Top Court Rejects GOP's Gerrymandered Voting Maps, Is…

Staff (2022-01-13). "The Coming Coup": Ari Berman on Republican Efforts to Steal Future Elections. democracynow.org Mother Jones reporter Ari Berman warns the Republican Party is laying the groundwork to steal the 2022 midterms and future elections through a combination of gerrymandering, voter suppression and election subversion, that together pose a mortal threat to voting rights in the United States. Republicans, many of whom are election deniers, are campaigning for positions that hold immense oversight over the election process. "What's really new here are these efforts to take over how votes are counted," says Berman. "That is the ultimate voter suppression method, because if you're not able to rig the election on the fr…

M. K. Bhadrakumar (2022-01-13). Putin draws the line for colour revolutions. mronline.org This must be a rare page in American diplomatic history that a US Secretary of State has been literally off his rocker. Antony Blinken's outbursts on the events in Kazakhstan were not only boorish but also illogical.

Peoples Dispatch (2022-01-13). Saudi-led coalition targets civilian infrastructure in Houthi-controlled areas in Yemen. peoplesdispatch.org According to the Houthis, the Saudi Arabia-led coalition forces carried out airstrikes on Sa'dah city's Talmous water station on Tuesday, causing significant damage to the tanks that provide water to over 135,000 civilians…

_____ (2022-01-13). Ethiopia Enjoys a Temporary Lull. journal-neo.org Ethiopian troops under the command of Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed won a military victory last December when they stopped a group of Tigray rebels from advancing on the country's capital, which could have led to the overthrow of his government. The Prime Minister wholly appreciated the bravery of his troops. "Ethiopia is proud of your …

_____ (2022-01-13). #Ethiopia #TigrayGenocide #ExcuseForRegimeChangeWar. popularresistance.org While France steps up neocolonial aggression in its former North and West African colonies, the U.S. has set its sights on the elected government of Ethiopia in the geostrategic Horn of Africa. Ethiopia's growing ties with China and Russia and the Joint Declaration on Comprehensive Cooperation Between Ethiopia, Somalia and Eritrea so threaten U.S. global hegemony that a U.S. "regime change" campaign is well underway. | One of the first stages of any such campaign is, of course, massive disinformation. Mass media, human rights organizations, aid organizations, and, more recently, social media armies—especial…

_____ (2022-01-13). The New Afghanistan: Why We've Heard It all Before and Again! journal-neo.org During the Christmas and New Year holiday periods, it is generally non-Christian countries which make the news. Everyday life carries on without interruption, so stories which build over a long period can mature without interruption. It was only a few weeks ago that everybody was talking about Afghanistan. The Taliban (a radical movement banned in …

_____ (2022-01-13). China and Latin America: Washington is Losing Ground. journal-neo.org The global Sino-American confrontation that has unfolded in recent years affects all spheres of the world economy and all regions. China stubbornly squeezes the United States in every area, including its traditional sphere of influence in Latin America. At the moment, the United States is the leading trading partner of Latin American countries as a …

_____ (2022-01-13). MTC between India and Russia: A Stable Development Against the Backdrop of New Threats. journal-neo.org There has been global confrontation between the US and China for many years. Against this background, the regional confrontation between China and India continues. The two mighty neighboring Asian powers have long been competitors, having territorial issues and vying for influence in neighboring states. Fortunately, the struggle is mainly in the economic sphere, but to …

_____ (2022-01-13). China Tests 12.5 Million In Zhengzhou For Covid In Six Hours. popularresistance.org On Friday, Chinese health authorities began testing every single resident of Zhengzhou, the capital of China's central Henan Province, after a handful of COVID-19 cases were detected in the massive city of 12.5 million. Just six hours later, they were finished, achieving a rate of 2.1 million people tested per hour, or 583 residents per second, according to the Global Times. For comparison, that is equal to New York City and Chicago combined. On Sunday, health officials set about trying to do it again with the even larger city of Tianjin, home to 14 million people.

_____ (2022-01-13). Comparing The COVID-19 Responses In Cuba And The United States. popularresistance.org With fundamental differences in health systems structure and organization, as well as in political philosophy and culture, it is not surprising that there are major differences in outcomes. The more coordinated, comprehensive response to COVID-19 in Cuba has resulted in significantly better outcomes compared with the United States. Through July 15, 2021, the US cumulative case rate is more than 4 times higher than Cuba's, while the death rate and excess death rate are both approximately 12 times higher in the United States. In addition to the large differences in cumulative case and death rates between United Sta…

_____ (2022-01-13). More Than 8,000 Kroger Grocery Workers Strike In Colorado. popularresistance.org On the heels of a new report showing significant financial insecurity, including homelessness, among workers at Kroger grocery stores, more than 8,000 of the chain's employees in Colorado went on strike Wednesday to demand fair wages and better healthcare benefits. | Amid a recent wave of successful strikes at companies including John Deere and Kellogg's, the work stoppage is taking place at nearly 80 King Sooper grocery stores, which are owned by the Kroger Company, across the Denver metropolitan area. According to the Colorado Sun, 10 additional stores in Colorado Springs could also go on strike in the coming w…

_____ (2022-01-13). National Faith Groups Call On Congress And President To Close Guantanamo Bay Prison. popularresistance.org Washington, DC — On Tuesday, Jan. 11, twenty-nine national faith groups sent a letter to President Biden and all Members of Congress calling on them "to close the prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba and to ensure that all of the people held there are either released, agree to a plea deal, or receive a fair trial in a federal court." | Rev. Ron Stief, Executive Director of the National Religious Campaign Against Torture, released the following statement: | "For twenty years our country has held people without charge or trial in Guantanamo. Some of the people we still hold there were tortured by the U.S. after the…

_____ (2022-01-13). The Indigenous Grandmothers Who Stopped A Pipeline. popularresistance.org Alton Gas, a subsidiary of Calgary-based AltaGas, had abandoned a project that would have pumped 10,000 cubic metres of brine into the mouth of this river each day for as long as a decade, leaving behind subterranean caverns where the company planned to store natural gas. It has been seven years since Maloney and a handful of other Mi'kmaq grandmothers had painted their first picket sign saying "Stop Alton Gas."

Ana Perdigón (2022-01-13). Venezuela Begins 2022 with Oil Production Increase (+Alex Saab). orinocotribune.com Despite the economic blockade imposed by the United States regime, Venezuela began 2022 by increasing its oil production in its domestic refineries to almost 160,000 barrels per day (bpd), a source revealed to Reuters. | With the help of Iran, which provided tankers of fuel, Venezuela was able to satisfy its internal demand for gasoline a few months ago. In addition, technicians from Iran helped to replace equipment and effectuate repairs at several refineries in Venezuela. | Processing was revamped to handle a more diverse list of crude grades, to produce more gasoline and diesel. | Venezuela has been heavily af…

Andy Kroll (2022-01-13). None Dare Call It "Encirclement" tomdispatch.com The word "encirclement" does not appear in the 2022 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), signed into law by President Joe Biden on December 27th, or in other recent administration statements about its foreign and military policies. Nor does that classic Cold War era term "containment" ever come up. Still, America's top leaders have reached a consensus on a strategy to encircle and contain the latest great power, China, with hostile military alliances, thereby thwarting its rise to full superpower status. The gigantic 2022 defense bill — passed with overwhelming support from both parties — provid…

Anonymous Contributor (2022-01-13). Texas Prisoners Organize Strike and Boycott for Juneteenth 2022. itsgoingdown.org Call from Texas prisoners for actions leading up to Juneteenth. An organization of revolutionary Texas prisoners called T.E.A.M.O.N.E., alongside another prisoners' org titled the TX Liberation Collective, is calling for a "campaign to boycott, rally, and strike on the days approaching [Juneteenth] and on that day." The organizations write in their communique, "The premise of…

Binoy Kampmark (2022-01-13). Julian Assange: A Thousand Days in Belmarsh. dissidentvoice.org Julian Assange has now been in the maximum-security facilities of Belmarsh prison for over 1,000 days. On the occasion of his 1,000th day of imprisonment, campaigners, supporters and kindred spirits gathered to show their support, indignation and solidarity at this political detention most foul. Alison Mason of the Julian Assange Defence Committee reiterated those observations …

Dean Baker (2022-01-13). Will Seasonal Adjustments Alleviate the Supply Chain Backlog? cepr.net Even if there is no reduction in demand as shown in our seasonally adjusted data, there should be some reduction in pressure on our supply chains. We'll see how much of the backlog this will clear up.

Derrick Crowe (2022-01-13). People's Action Proudly Endorses Jennifer Esteen, RN for California Assembly. peoplesaction.org WASHINGTON, D.C.—People's Action today announced its endorsement of Jennifer Esteen, RN for California Assembly AD20. Esteen is running a movement politics, people-powered campaign and will work to advance the People's Action People's Platform once elected. Esteen is also endorsed by People's Action member organization, San Francisco Rising. "Jennifer Esteen, RN is the only candidate running …

Editor2 (2022-01-13). CELAC: Latin American People Strive for Integration and Unity. orinocotribune.com By Alejandra García — Jan 9, 2022 | Last Friday, January 7, Argentina assumed the pro tempore presidency of the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC) for the year 2022. The first words of the President of Argentina, Alberto Fernández, after accepting this great challenge, was to call on the people to move forward in integration and to strengthen the dialogue to continue building a region at peace. This theme of deepening Latin America integration has been the thrust of the organization for over a decade, excluding the US and Canada, but that doesn't mean that there are no CELAC member nati…

Editor (2022-01-13). Labor power and wages after women's labor market incorporation in Argentina. mronline.org In the past years, there has been a very much welcomed flourishing of Marxist Feminist analyses.

Editor (2022-01-13). Nepal's largest hydropower station starts operation. mronline.org With the completion and operation of the Upper Tamakoshi hydroelectric power station, Nepal has not only resolved a long-standing problem of intermittent power shortages, but also realized the transformation from an electricity importer to an exporter.

Editor (2022-01-13). Why the Anglosphere is united in an anti-China front. mronline.org Part five in an eight part series investigating the crisis in Canada-China relations…

Editor (2022-01-13). Private SoCal Prison Remains Open Despite Ban. scheerpost.com Photo by By George Franco / A for-profit

In Defense of Liberation! (2022-01-13). Internationalism: True International Proletarian Revolution. anchor.fm In this episode I try to give an overview again as always of many things that are going on across the world right now in order to connect them and be able to get folks to see how universal a lot of the struggles we are facing are. I want people to understand that the best way that we can be able to build a struggle is together, we have to have solidarity with not only our communities our neighborhoods, and our own people groups, but also the international proletariat who is suffering and struggle is the basis to the Wests privileges and benefits from capitalism. We have to see that a true proletarian revolution c…

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2022-01-13). Bolivia Brings to Trial Those Responsible for the Coup d'Etat: Will Honduras Follow the Same Path? libya360.wordpress.com Ollantay Itzamná Images of acts of social resistance to the coup d'état in Bolivia and Honduras. We suspected a coup in Bolivia, but in Honduras there was no doubt about it. The coup perpetrators must be tried and punished in an exemplary manner so that their impunity is not an example of reward for future…

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2022-01-13). How Bolivia's Economy Was Saved. libya360.wordpress.com Kawsachun News We spoke to Zenón Mamani, Bolivia's Vice Minister for Budget and Public Accounts, about what the country's economic recovery looks like following the restoration of the socialist model at the end of 2020, with the landslide victory of Luis Arce and the Movement Towards Socialism. What are the core principles behind the economic…

It's Going Down (2022-01-13). Detroit, MI: Report on Bus Blockades Against Indoor Instruction. itsgoingdown.org Report from so-called Detroit about recent bus blockades that were attempting to stop the return of students to indoor instruction during the height of the pandemic. We got up in the early morning every day for weeks. Bus drivers start their days early, so we had to start even earlier. We arrived at the bus…

Jesús Rodríguez-Espinoza (2022-01-13). Moscow to Washington: You Could Solve your Problems if You Stop Financing Guaidó & His ilk. orinocotribune.com Caracas, January 12, 2022 ( "The US would be able to find enough money to solve its problems, if it reduces the military presence in Eur…

Joris Leverink (2022-01-13). No escaping the state: the story of Lovett Fort-Whiteman. roarmag.org To be free, to walk in dignity—for these precious privileges some men will go anywhere, sacrifice anything. | — Homer Smith | Black America is not guaranteed much, if anything, under the category of citizenship. It has never prevented us descendants of enslaved Africans from falling victim to repression, exclusion and constant infractions. Our supposed rights are rarely rights at all. They are bendable and disposable terms that are in constant need of defense. In the US court system, which is systematically structured against us, many have sought to strengthen — or at least maintain —…

José Manuel Blanco Diaz (2022-01-13). Venezuela Rejects US 'Incoherent and Disrespectful' Statement — Barinas Rerun Elections. orinocotribune.com Venezuelan Foreign Affairs Minister, Félix Plasencia, responded firmly to the statements of the spokesperson for the United States government based in Colombia, James Story, who had referred to the electoral process held in Barinas state on January 9. | Through his official Twitter account, the Venezuelan minister for foreign affairs questioned that the representative of the Biden administration tried to "congratulate" the people of Barinas on the electoral process, after being the main promoter of actions against the legitimate government of Venezuela and the boycott of electoral processes. | Llamar al boicot el…

Pavan Kulkarni (2022-01-13). Unions allege petrol bombs, intimidation as strike intensifies at South African Dairy giant. peoplesdispatch.org Amid threats and intimidation, the workers' action at Clover has been strengthened by worker solidarity as well as the increasing support of civil society for its boycott campaign.

Peoples Dispatch (2022-01-13). Anti-imperialists call on UK govt. to return Venezuelan gold held at Bank of England. peoplesdispatch.org As part of the US-backed imperialist maneuvers to destabilize the socialist government in Venezuela, the UK authorities blocked the country from accessing 31 tons of gold, valued at around USD 2 billion, which is deposited at the Bank of England…

Peoples Dispatch (2022-01-13). Palestinians intensify protests against Israeli demolitions and encroachment in Negev. peoplesdispatch.org Palestinians in the Negev desert have organized vigils and protests to oppose the ongoing Israeli destruction of their lands in the Bedouin villages of Al-Atrash and Al-Sawa. Since the beginning of the week, the villagers have been facing repeated attempts of encroachment by extremist Israeli settlers and right-wing Israeli organizations on their lands. | The right-wing Israeli groups have been

Peoples Dispatch (2022-01-13). UN experts call out Duterte's silence on Bloody Sunday killings. peoplesdispatch.org Four UN special rapporteurs had inquired about the status of the investigation into the Bloody Sunday killings in the Calabarzon region near Manila, in which nine activists were killed in police raids on March 7 last year…

Ramzy Baroud (2022-01-13). The Real "Doomsday Scenario": How Palestinian Hunger Striker, Abu Hawash, Forced Israeli Concession. dissidentvoice.org As soon as media reports emerged regarding a deal between Palestinian prisoner, Hisham Abu Hawash and the Israeli prison authorities, Israeli extremists, led by Knesset member Itamar Ben-Gvir, angrily raided the Assaf Harofeh Hospital where Abu Hawash was being held. A Palestinian political activist, Abu Hawash, 41, is a father of five. He was arrested by …

rebekah (2022-01-13). Dr. King Remained Hopeful. So Can We. inequality.org

Subodh Varma (2022-01-13). UP Elections: Double engine has left urban youth stranded. peoplesdispatch.org In the Indian State of Uttar Pradesh which is set to see elections soon, urban youth in the15-29 age range are facing lethal unemployment, with rates above 20% for the past three years…

Countercurrents (2022-01-13). Pacific May be Most Likely to See 'Strategic Surprise', Says U.S. Policymaker Campbell. asia-pacificresearch.com

WSWS (2022-01-13). Chicago Teachers Union claims deal to reopen schools amidst surging pandemic passes by 55 percent. wsws.org With 20 percent of teachers not recording a vote, this means that only 41 percent of teachers voted in favor of a return to class, according to the CTU's own figures.

WSWS (2022-01-13). Flint "Water Warrior" Tony Palladeno Jr. dies tragically of COVID-19. wsws.org Tony was recognized by Flint residents as one of the staunchest voices of protest, and was one of six residents who were arrested for speaking out at a sham town hall meeting in 2017.

WSWS (2022-01-13). Thousands of Colorado grocery workers strike at King Soopers as opposition continues to build in the working class. wsws.org Roughly 8,400 workers walked off the job at 5 a.m. on Wednesday. Workers are prepared to fight back against a major corporation that has profited from their sacrifice during the pandemic.

WSWS (2022-01-13). Young workers expose conditions amid Omicron surge in Australia. wsws.org "They say it doesn't matter if you catch COVID because they need workers back at work and children back in schools. It's absolutely criminal."

WSWS (2022-01-13). Communist Party of the Philippines opposes mandatory vaccination, demands school re-openings. wsws.org The concern of the CPP is not public health or the mass infection of workers, but the continued profits of corporations.

Editor (2022-01-13). "How Many More People Gotta Die?" Bronx Residents AskÔøº. scheerpost.com Twin Parks North West, site of tragic fire in Bronx, NY. Photo: Natalia Marques | By Natalia Marques / 17 New Yorkers are dead and 15 remain in critical condition after a fire blazed through Twin Parks North West, a housing complex in the Bronx on Sunday morning. The tragic fire is one of the worst in New York's recent history and has been widely criticized by activists and residents for having its root in systemic neglect by the city and landlords. The city on the other hand, has attempt…

Tom Engelhardt (2022-01-13). Tomgram: Michael Klare, Welcome to the New Cold War in Asia. warisacrime.org This article originally appeared at TomDispatch.com. To receive TomDispatch in your inbox three times a week, click here. For a moment, imagine an upside-down military world. Instead of U.S. guided-missile destroyers and other ships regularly carrying out "freedom of navigation operations" near Chinese-claimed islands in the South China Sea and such destroyers no less regularly passing …

Editor (2022-01-13). Biden's Failure to Provide At-Home Covid Tests Looks Extra Ridiculous Arriving From the U.K. scheerpost.com [ By After two years without being able to travel home from London, England to Los Angeles, Cali. to see my family, I finally arrived in a chaotic U.S. in time for the holidays amid the Omicron wave of the Covid-19 pandemic. Although I'd been preparing for a difficult return thanks to the new variant, I had been eager to see my family now that I'm finally vaccinated against Covid-19 and that my partner, who holds a British passport, wa…

Gérard Delépine (2022-01-13). Covid-19 Vaccines Lead to New Infections and Mortality: The Evidence is Overwhelming. globalresearch.ca Vaccination has spread worldwide. And everywhere it has been followed by a dramatic rise in new infections and mortality. How many deaths and severe accidents will it take for governments, WHO, health agencies FDA, EMA, to look at the proven results of this experimental pseudo-vaccination?

WSWS (2022-01-13). French teachers launch one-day strike against Macron's COVID-19 policy. wsws.org An international mobilization of the working class is emerging against capitalist governments' subordination of health and life to profit during the pandemic.

_____ (2022-01-13). Amid Omicron Surge, Baltimore Police Got Even More Money. popularresistance.org As the omicron variant surged into the new year, pushing statewide infection rates in Maryland past 30% and sending Baltimore City residents scrambling for COVID-19 tests and N95 masks, Baltimore City spent more money on the Baltimore Police Department. It was the latest burst of additional funding since the Baltimore City Council voted to give the Baltimore Police a $28 million budget increase back in June 2021.

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2022-01-13). As Omicron Surges: Teachers, Students Resist Dangerous School Conditions. libya360.wordpress.com Greg Butterfield Students at Lower East Side Prep High School joined a citywide walkout for COVID safety in New York, Jan. 11. Photo: Shawn Garcia Members of the Chicago Teachers Union voted to take classes remote for several days in defiance of the city administration. Thousands of New York City students walked out of classes to protest unsafe…

WSWS (2022-01-13). New revelations in assassination of Haitian president point to conspiracy of high-ranking government officials. wsws.org The revelations add more evidence that the plot was a conspiracy orchestrated by powerful figures within MoàØse's cabinet and backed by US authorities.

It's Going Down (2022-01-13). Strikes and Student Walkouts Spread Across US as Omicron Surges and Schools Re-Open. itsgoingdown.org Across the US, Omicron infections continue to explode, as "more children are being admitted to hospitals than ever before," according to CNN. Vaccination rates among children remain low and community spread, accelerated by the holiday season and the return to in-person instruction, is rippling across the social terrain; hitting teachers, parents, and family members. In just…

WSWS (2022-01-13). World Bank downgrades global growth forecast. wsws.org The summary of the World Bank's report on the state of the world economy reads like an indictment of the political and financial authorities responsible for economic policies.

teleSUR (2022-01-13). Nigeria Ends 7-Month Suspension of Twitter. telesurenglish.net On Wednesday, the Nigerian government ended its suspension of Twitter, seven months after it halted the operation of the California-based microblogging platform in Africa's most populous country. | RELATED: | The lifting of the ban in Nigeria would take effect from 12 a.m. local time on Thursday after the U.S. company had agreed to meet all the conditions set by the Nigerian government, said Kashifu Abdullahi, the director of the Nat…

WSWS (2022-01-13). Victimised bus driver David O'Sullivan's preliminary hearing opens in London. wsws.org A colleague from Cricklewood garage commented, "Whatever the outcome, it will represent a victory because David has the power to fight the unjust forces against him and he has the following of his colleagues."

Nino Pagliccia (2022-01-13). In Barinas Venezuela Responds with the Dignity of a Good Loser in Fair Elections. orinocotribune.com By Nino Pagliccia — Jan 11, 2022 | Last Sunday, January 9, many Venezuelans received the news of an electoral result that undoubtedly disappointed those who support Chavismo and made opponents happy. That was the election for governor of the state of Barinas that was repeated following the irregularities detected on November 21 in the previous candidacy presented by the extreme right. | Jorge Arreaza himself, the candidate of the Partido Socialista Unido de Venezuela (PSUV), broke the news with the following words: "Dear Barinas. The information we receive from our PSUV organization indicates that, although…

WSWS (2022-01-13). Eastern Europe reaches over 1 million coronavirus deaths. wsws.org Although this region, which stretches from the Czech Republic to Russia and Romania, is home to only 39 percent of the European population, it accounts for 55 percent of the 1.8 million European coronavirus deaths.

Staff (2022-01-13). President Maduro Reports COVID-19 Case Spike due to Omicron. orinocotribune.com This Tuesday, January 11, during a brief on the fight against COVID-19 and the return to classes, the Venezuelan head of state pointed out that Venezuela has had a slight increase in the rate of infections, rising from five cases to six cases for every 100,000 inhabitants. Likewise, he pointed out that the new daily cases of COVID-19, which in the first days of January fell to 110, rose to 598 cases this Tuesday. For the moment, classes will not be suspended nor will the reopening of the economy be affected, but he urged Venezuelans not to be careless. He called for those who have not yet done so to get vaccinate…

WSWS (2022-01-13). Students, parents and educators in Germany condemn the reckless policy of deliberate infection with coronavirus. wsws.org The decision to expose children and young people in unsafe nurseries and schools to the highly contagious and dangerous Omicron variant is being met with anger, incomprehension and growing combativeness among workers and young people.

David O'Brien (2022-01-13). Lessons Learned from the St. Vincent Hospital Nurses' Strike. zcomm.org Three lessons from the 301-day nurses' strike at St. Vincent Hospital in Worcester…

Badri Raina (2022-01-13). What Does Modi Have In Common With The Monarch Who Caused The French Revolution? zcomm.org Modi's remark on farmers who died during protests clearly seems to indicate that he conflates his persona with the majesty of the state, in a throwback to Louis XIV…

WSWS (2022-01-13). Hundreds of thousands of power-loom operators in south India launch indefinite strike. wsws.org Under conditions of the surging COVID-19 pandemic, the eruption of the power-loom strike, involving hundreds of thousands of workers and toilers, underlines that workers will not passively submit to the capitalist class' assault on their social and democratic rights.

David L. Wilson (2022-01-13). Immigration Reform Is Still Possible — With a Strong Social Movement. zcomm.org Throughout U.S. history, working people have been held down by their own prejudices, including xenophobia. It has plagued the country since colonial times, and it operates in tandem with racism…

Sharon Akunda (2022-01-13). Lands Minister Nabakooba wants illegal evictors denied bail. plusnews.ug Individuals evicting squatters from land no longer follow laws, according to the Minister of Lands, Housing and Urban Development, Judith Nabakooba. In an interview with Baba Television on Thursday morning, the Minister revealed that in the about six months she has been in office, she has observed that many evictions are illegally effected, something she …

WSWS (2022-01-13). Johnson government plunged into crisis, the working class must bring it down. wsws.org Getting rid of Johnson means striking out on an independent course of political and social struggle, in opposition to all the political representatives of big business.

Prof Michel Chossudovsky (2022-01-13). The Covid-19 Pandemic Does Not Exist. globalresearch.ca At the outset of the corona crisis, the number of confirmed cases was abysmally low. 83 positive cases outside China (6.4 billion people), were used to justify a Worldwide Public Health Emergency, leading up to the official announcement of a pandemic in March 2020…

teleSUR (2022-01-13). 7,326 Human Trafficking Victims Were Rescued in Mexico in 2021. telesurenglish.net On Wednesday, Mexico's Interior Secretary informed that the National Migration Institute (INM) and Interpol rescued 7,329 victims of crimes related to human trafficking during 2021 | RELATED: | By coordinating their actions, these institutions carried out three major joint operations: Itzel II, Liberterra, and Turquesa III. As a result, authorities managed to detect and assist men and women who had been detained by crimin…

WSWS (2022-01-13). Failure of NATO-Russia Council underscores the risk of war. wsws.org Like the bilateral talks between the US and Russia on Monday, the meeting of the NATO-Russia Council on Wednesday also ended with no tangible result.

WSWS (2022-01-13). UK Educators Rank-and-File Safety Committee holds meeting on threat of Omicron. wsws.org Tania Kent, a Socialist Equality Party member, special needs teacher and chairperson of the Educators Committee explained, "We are in the midst of the greatest public health disaster for over 100 years."

WSWS (2022-01-13). From Paris to Chicago: The global fight to close schools and save lives. wsws.org Amid a record surge of COVID-19 infections and hospitalizations due to the rapid spread of the Omicron variant, a growing movement of the working class is developing internationally to stop the pandemic and save lives.

WSWS (2022-01-13). Wildcat strike erupts against Turkish metal unions' sellout contracts. wsws.org Three unions have reached sellout agreements in order to suppress growing anger and calls for strike action among Turkish metalworkers.

Plus News (2022-01-13). Somaliland: Unrecognized nation with all trappings of countryhood. plusnews.ug If a place with geographical and political boundaries, under normal circumstances, has a President, issues visa to incoming visitors through its consulates, has own flag, issues own number plates to motor vehicles and contains all other trappings of countryhood, then, it is an independent nation. But this, is not the case for Somaliland, located in …

WSWS (2022-01-13). Southern educators, parents and students must act now to close schools to stop the spread of COVID-19! wsws.org The Southern Educators Rank-and-File Safety Committees adopted a resolution to support Chicago teachers and fight to close schools to save lives.

WSWS (2022-01-13). New Zealand scientists express alarm over Omicron threat. wsws.org Amid the danger of an imminent Omicron outbreak, scientific experts are increasingly voicing concerns that contradict the "herd immunity" policies of the Labour-led government.

WSWS (2022-01-13). Brazilian Army prepares for "Capitol scenario" in coming presidential election. wsws.org The military chiefs are talking about a replay of the January 6 events in Washington led by "radical supporters" of Brazil's fascistic President Jair Bolsonaro.

WSWS (2022-01-13). Sri Lankan educators' safety committee supports Chicago teachers fight against union sellout. wsws.org The TSPSC welcomes the courageous fight by Chicago teachers to protect school communities from COVID infection, which constitutes a major fightback against the capitalist classes around the globe who place profits above human lives.

WSWS (2022-01-13). Bronx apartment building where recent blaze claimed 17 lives had numerous building code violations and tenant complaints. wsws.org In addition to automatically-closing fire doors failing to function properly, violations involving broken or defective fire-retardant material were also recorded.

Andreína Chávez Alava (2022-01-13). Venezuela Reports Spike in Covid-19 Cases as Schools Reopen. venezuelanalysis.com President Maduro has confirmed the flexible quarantine will stay in place until further notice while reassuring that Omicron "will not be underestimated."

Julia Conley (2022-01-13). Progressives to Clinton and Corporate Democrats: 'Back Off' on Election Advice. zcomm.org "When conservative Democrats have repeatedly ripped apart the president's agenda while progressives fight to save it, it's frankly bizarre to watch the media conversation focus on the risks of 'going too far left.'"

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.

teleSUR (2022-01-12). NATO-Russia Council Meeting Ends Without Clear Result. telesurenglish.net NATO Allies are ready to meet again with Russia to have discussions in greater detail, to put concrete proposals on the table and to seek constructive outcomes, said NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg. | NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg speaks while attending a joint press point with Deputy Prime Minister for European and Euro-Atlantic Integration of Ukraine Olha Stefanishyna at NATO Headquarters before the meeting of the NATO-Ukraine Commission, Brussels, Belgium, Jan. 10, 2022.

Brian Tashman (2022-01-12). Two-Thirds of Voters Want to Stop the Expansion of For-Profit Immigrant Detention. aclu.org A Preside…

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…

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.

Poy Winichakul (2022-01-12). Democracy in Danger: In Georgia's Gwinnett County, threats to voting rights play out locally. splcenter.org

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). 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…

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…

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…

Jeremy Kuzmarov (2022-01-12). National Endowment for Democracy Provided $1.2 Million to Kazakhstan to Help Spark Color Revolution Against Pro-Russian and Pro-China Regime. covertactionmagazine.com Media Has Covered Crisis in Kazakhstan in Biased Way On January 2nd, protests erupted in the city of Zhanaozen in …

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…

Ben Jealous (2022-01-12). Biden Is Rising to the Moment on Voting Rights. Can Congress? otherwords.org President Joe Biden's recent visit to Atlanta, Martin Luther King, Jr.'s hometown, focused national attention on a somber fact: the legacy of the civil rights movement is threatened by Sitting on the campus of Morehouse College, Dr. King's

Peter Certo (2022-01-12). In OtherWords: January 12, 2021. otherwords.org Our country has changed a lot in the last half-century since the assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr. — but not in every way. | As our contributors note this week, there's plenty the late civil rights giant would recognize about our country in 2022 — from poverty and inequality to a sustained assault on voting rights and a federal government that still puts militarism before human needs. And there are newer, potentially more serious challenges as well, from climate change to the pandemic. | It's a lot to live with, more still to overcome. But as Dedrick Asante-Muhammad writes this week, that never…

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.

Editor (2022-01-12). U.S. ‚àí hands off Kazakhstan! workers.org Just days before urgent talks between Russia and the United States in Geneva, Switzerland, began Jan. 10, a widespread outbreak of fighting in the Central Asian country of Kazakhstan — including burning the presidential palace — resulted in Russia sending troops to that country to guard strategic buildings. The Jan. . . . |

_____ (2022-01-12). Kazakhstan… Putting the Xinjiang in Context. strategic-culture.org As America continues to bleat on about human rights in China, it supports and promotes the head-choppers to whom it has granted a franchise, Eamon McKinney writes. | The short-lived attempt at a colour revolution in Kazakhstan has brought into focus the geo-political game being waged by the West in Central Asia. This clumsy attempt to once again destablise the region was quickly squashed thanks to the response of Kazakhstan's fellow members of the CTSO, led by Russia. As all colour revolutions do, it tapped into genuine anger among the populace about rising fuel costs and other legitimate grievances. However any…

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…

Peoples Dispatch (2022-01-12). Victory at Oldham: How Palestine Action shut down arms manufacturer Elbit. peoplesdispatch.org Huda Ammori of Palestine Action talks to Vijay Prashad about the group's campaign that shut down the factory of Israeli arms manufacturer Elbit in Oldham in the United Kingdom…

Ricardo Vaz (2022-01-12). Venezuela to Establish 'New Map of Cooperation' with Nicaragua. venezuelanalysis.com The two countries will reportedly collaborate in economic, political and cultural matters.

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

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.

Ana Perdigón (2022-01-12). FANB Maintains Full Deployment at Venezuela-Colombia Border. orinocotribune.com The Bolivarian National Armed Force (FANB) is maintaining full deployment at the border with Colombia, to protect the border region and guarantee the sovereignty of the nation. | Strategic Operational Commander of FANB, Domingo Hernández Lárez, informed of the deployment in a message posted on his Twitter account. He explained that military personnel have been deployed in the state of Apure, on the Colombia border, to prevent the entry of Colombian terrorists and armed drug traffickers (TANCOL). | In a video posted in his Twitter account, Hernández Lárez explained that FANB units have been based in the towns of E…

Binoy Kampmark (2022-01-12). Anachronistic Frivolity: Australia's Recent Tank Purchase. dissidentvoice.org The operating doctrine of many a defence ministry is premised on fatuity. There is the industry prerogative and need for employment. There are the hectoring think tanks writing in oracular tones of warning that the next "strategic" change is peeking around the corner. Purchases of weapons are then made to fight devils foreign and invisible, …

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.

Colleen Wessel-McCoy (2022-01-12). Continuing King's 'Revolution of Values'. otherwords.org On January 15, 1968, Martin Luther King, Jr. was leaving a planning meeting for the Poor People's Campaign when he was called back into the room. It was his birthday — his last, it would turn out. | The staff of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference would usually give King a new suit, but this year they wanted to make him laugh. | Xernona Clayton teased, "We know how fond you are of our president Lyndon Johnson," which got a laugh. Then she pulled out a metal cup engraved: "We are cooperating with Lyndon's War on Poverty. Drop coins and bills in cup." | King laughed deeply, but the joke was all too t…

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 …

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…

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, …

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.

Khalil Bendib (2022-01-12). Vaccination? Over My Dead Body. otherwords.org Get a full-res version

Martha Grevatt (2022-01-12). Student workers win big on both coasts. workers.org Columbia University, New York City, Dec. 1, 2021. After 10 weeks on the picket line, student workers at Columbia University are claiming victory. The members of Student Workers of Columbia-United Auto Workers Local 2110 voted to end their strike. They will spend the next two weeks discussing the details of . . . |

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 …

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.

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.

Paul Armentano (2022-01-12). It's Time for Biden to Keep His Promises On Marijuana. otherwords.org Politicians are no strangers to making campaign promises. Delivering on those promises? Well, that's often another story. | Such is the case thus far with President Biden's campaign pledge to reform America's archaic and "No one should be in jail because of marijuana," Biden

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 …

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 …

Ryan Cristián (2022-01-12). The Pandemic Of The Injected: As The COVID Narrative Implodes The White House Doubles Down On Lies. thelastamericanvagabond.com Welcome to The Daily Wrap Up, a concise show dedicated to bringing you the most relevant independent news, as we see it, from the last 24 hours (1/12/22). As always, take the information discussed in the video below and research it for yourself, and come to your own conclusions. Anyone telling you what the truth

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,…

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,…

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

Mirinda Crissman (2022-01-12). Comentario: Necesitamos la abolición de las prisiones, no la reforma. workers.org Credit: Lauren Walker for Truthout Casi 2,3 millones de personas encarceladas cada día en prisiones, cárceles y centros de detención de Estados Unidos, se enfrentan a posibles condenas de muerte mientras están encerradas durante una pandemia respiratoria mortal. A pesar de enfrentarse a condiciones inhumanas e insalubres, han mostrado una . . . |

teleSUR (2022-01-12). Brussels Holds Russian-NATO Council. telesurenglish.net Russian-NATO Council occurred on Wednesday; the four-hour meeting was held in Brussels, becoming the second in a series of talks between Russia and the West on Russia's proposals for European security. | Russia- NATO Council was held on Wednesday in Brussels in order to discuss the Russian proposal on European security. Jan. 12, 2022.

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…

Natalia Marques (2022-01-12). "How many more people gotta die?" ask Bronx residents. peoplesdispatch.org 17 New Yorkers are dead and 15 remain in critical condition after a fire blazed through Twin Parks North West, a housing complex in the Bronx on Sunday morning. The tragic fire is one of the worst in New York's recent history and has been widely criticized by activists and residents for having its root in systemic neglect by the city and landlords. The city on the other hand, has attempted to deflect blame for the tragedy and point fingers at the low income tenants themselves. | For its part, the New York City Fire Department stated that a resident's faulty space heater is the culprit. The US Consumer Product Saf…

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.

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."

Fight Back (2022-01-12). Chicago educators return to school. fightbacknews.org Chicago, IL – Members of the Chicago Teachers Union's House of Delegates voted to end a four-day remote learning action and return to school. The union announced today that by a vote of 55.5% in favor that the union would accept an agreement with Mayor Lori Lightfoot's handpicked school board. | Teachers returned on Tuesday, January 11 to get tested and encourage parents to sign their children up for COVID-19 testing at the school. Students returned the today for in person instruction. | Chicago Mayor Lightfoot escalated the action when she locked teachers out hours after the remote action began. CTU members were…

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…

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). 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.

_____ (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 …

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). "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.

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…

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.

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.

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.

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). 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.

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.

Fight Back (2022-01-12). Los Angeles demands justice for Valentina Orellana-Peralta. fightbacknews.org Los Angeles, CA — In the afternoon of January 8, community organizations marched through North Hollywood to demand justice for Valentina Orellana-Peralta, a 14-year-old who was killed by LAPD officer William Dorsey Jones Jr. | On December 23, Orellana-Peralta was in a changing room with her mother at a Burlington store in North Hollywood when Jones Jr. and other LAPD officers arrived to detain Daniel Elena Lopez. Rather than de-escalate the situation, Jones Jr. immediately fired his military grade rifle and one bullet killed Daniel Elena Lopez while another pierced a wall and struck Orellana-Peralta who di…

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 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…

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…

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). 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.

teleSUR (2022-01-12). Lula Keeps Leading 2022 Brazilian Presidential Elections. telesurenglish.net On Wednesday, the results of an intention to vote poll conducted by the firm Quaest Advisory revealed that Brazil's former President and Workers Party (PT) militant Lula da Silva is the favorite candidate to win the October 2 presidential elections, in which he could obtain 45 percents of the ballots. | RELATED: | His closest rival will be the current President Jair Bolsonaro, with a 23-percent margin difference and former…

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.

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.

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.

teleSUR (2022-01-12). World Bank: Slashes Global Growth Forecast Given the Pandemic. telesurenglish.net The World Bank slashed the global growth forecast for the current year, saying that based on the pandemic waves the world is facing, the perspectives of the possibility of unanchored inflation expectations, and financial stress in a context of record-high debt levels, the perspectives are "clouded by various downside risks." | RELATED: | On Tuesday, the World Bank Group, warned of various downside risks to global growth prospects for 2022 amid…

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…

Dr. Mike Yeadon (2022-01-12). Video: A Final Warning to Humanity from Former Pfizer Chief Scientist Michael Yeadon. globalresearch.ca

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

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.

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…

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…

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'.

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.

K.J. Noh (2022-01-12). The U.S. makes a mockery of treaties and international law. mronline.org The United States claims it is operating under a "rules-based order"—but the term is not the same international law recognized by the rest of the world. Rather, it is camouflage behind which American exceptionalism flourishes.

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!

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.

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.

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…

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.

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.

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…

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.

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.

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…

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.

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 …

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.

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.

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.

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…

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.

teleSUR (2022-01-12). Chilean Senate To Submit Approval to Reform Gun Law. telesurenglish.net The Prensa Latina portal reported that the senators would submit this bill for approval. | A mixed commission of both chambers drafted the report explaining the law changes, already outlined in 2017 but ignored. | RELATED: | Meanwhile, the Minister of the Interior of the southern country, Rodrigo Delgado, pointed out that if the modifications are approved, it will be necessary to review the increase in penalties an…

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…

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…

Editor (2022-01-12). Two exemplary Twentieth-Century Socialist Latin American lives: José Carlos Mariátegui and Orlando Letelier. mronline.org The two books we will analyze in this essay, Bread and Beauty: The Cultural Politics of José Carlos Mariátegui by Juan E. De Castro, and Alan McPherson's Ghosts of Sheridan Circle: How a Washington Assassination Brought Pinochet's Terror State to Justice, are very different in subject matter, discipline, and style.

Peoples Dispatch (2022-01-12). Daniel Ortega sworn in for a fresh term in Nicaragua. peoplesdispatch.org Daniel Ortega of the left-wing Sandinista National Liberation Front (FSLN) party was sworn in as president of Nicaragua for a fourth consecutive term on January 10. Alongside Ortega, Rosario Murillo, also the first lady, was sworn in as his vice president for a second term. The duo won the general elections held in the Central American country on November 7, 2021, with around They were sworn in by the president of the National Assembly, Gustavo Porra Cortez, who was re-elected as the head of the legislative body on…

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.

_____ (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 …

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

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…

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). '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.

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.

Peter Koenig (2022-01-12). The COVID-Omicron Crisis: The Roadmap Towards a Worldwide Financial Crash, Inflation, Digitization. globalresearch.ca First Delta, then Omicron. Neither one of the two has ever been isolated. The vast majority of people of the 193 UN member countries — swallow the lie with fear and respect, as if it were the truth…

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…

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). '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".

Editor (2022-01-12). 131 years ago today, the U.S. Army massacred native Sioux at Wounded Knee. mronline.org Marked Culmination of a Long Process of Genocide That is Still Sugarcoated in Most History Textbooks.

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.

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…

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.

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…

David Swanson (2022-01-12). AUDIO: Veterans For Peace: Panel Discusses VFP Nuclear Posture Review, A Plan for Peace. warisacrime.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 …

teleSUR (2022-01-12). Chile: Lawyer Meza-Lopehandia Appointed As Boric's Staff Chief. telesurenglish.net On Wednesday, Chile's President-elect Gabriel Boric appointed the human rights and Indigenous movements expert lawyer Matias Meza-Lopehandia as his cabinet chief. | RELATED: | A left-wing Social Convergence (CS) party militant, Meza-Lopehandia has a master's degree in Human Rights from the London School of Economics and Political Science and currently works as a researcher at the Chilean Congress Library. | He had a…

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.

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, …

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.

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…

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