Daily Archives: January 18, 2022

2022-01-18: News Headlines

WSWS (2022-01-18). America's COVID-19 nightmare. wsws.org As the media and political establishment works tirelessly to downplay the dangers of COVID-19, America's health care system is buckling under the weight of mass infection and death.

_____ (2022-01-18). Oahu Water Protectors Demand Navy Stop Poisoning Their Community. popularresistance.org A World War II Era underground storage tank containing over 100 million gallons of jet fuel at the Red Hill Fuel Facility has been leaking into the aquifer that provides water to the people of Oahu. Until recently, the Navy denied there were leaks or that the water was unsafe despite multiple complaints of health problems and an oil sheen found in the tap water. Now, the Oahu Water Protectors have gained the Navy's attention and that of local and state elected officials. Wayne Tanaka of the Sierra Club of Hawaii speaks with Clearing the FOG about the fuel facility, what is at stake and how they are organizing to…

_____ (2022-01-18). Elizabeth Fowler Defending Trump Program To Privatize Medicare. popularresistance.org Put aside Democrat versus Republican. | Let's just look at corporations versus people. | Elizabeth (Liz) Fowler has a stellar corporate resume. | For seven years, she worked at Johnson & Johnson, as vice president for global health policy. | Before joining Johnson & Johnson, she was chief health counsel to Senate Finance Committee chair Max Baucus, who banned single payer advocates from the deliberations that led to the insurance company dominated Affordable Care Act. | In her off time, Fowler is a runner. | She runs marathons and triathlons around the world. | During work hours, she carries the torch f…

Staff (2022-01-18). Iran-Russia, closer than ever. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jan. 18 (MNA) — According to the Russian state TV, President Vladimir Putin will receive his Iranian counterpart Seyyed Ebrahim Raisi in the coming week.

sputniknews (2022-01-18). Israel Knocks Out Simulated Iranian Missile Using Arrow-3 Interceptor. sputniknews.com The Arrow-3 is one of several missile and drone defence systems in Israel's arsenal, and is meant to counter threats including long-range ballistic and cruise missiles. Unlike the Iron Dome air defence system — which has seen plenty of testing against simple Hamas rockets, the Arrow-3's capabilities have yet to be proven in a real-life conflict.

Zahra Mirzafarjouyan (2022-01-18). Iran absolutely right to ask for guarantees in Vienna talks. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jan. 18 (MNA) — Stating that some people don't want to learn lessons from the failed maximum pressure policy, the Russian diplomat said that Iranians are absolutely right when they ask for guarantees in Vienna talks.

WSWS (2022-01-18). New York University announces in-person reopening for spring semester 24 hours after former librarian dies from COVID-19. wsws.org Dr. Steenshorne is one of the millions of human beings internationally whose lives have been tragically cut short by capitalist governments' criminal policies to allow the highly infectious and deadly coronavirus to rampage unchecked through the population.

Mark Gruenberg (2022-01-18). With Senate showdown looming, voting rights tops unions' MLK commemorations. peoplesworld.org

Andrea Germanos (2022-01-18). 'No Celebration Without Legislation': King Family Leads Voting Rights March. zcomm.org "I will not accept empty promises in pursuit of my father's dream," said Martin Luther King III.

Deliver For Voting Rights (2022-01-18). Monday 1/17: MLK Day Peace Walk for Voting Rights in Washington D.C. w/ King Family (livestream). indybay.org Livestream of D.C. Voting Rights Event (recording to be available)…

Deliver for Voting Rights (2022-01-18). Monday 1/17: MLK Day Deliver for Voting Rights Rally in Washington D. C. (livestream). indybay.org Online via livestream…

Indivisible groups (2022-01-18). Sunday 1/16: Voting Rights Now! MLK Weekend Virtual Action Rally w/ Indivisible. indybay.org Virtual rally and online actions for voting rights…

End Citzens United & Let America Vote (2022-01-18). Tuesday 1/18: Freedom to Vote: Phone Banking for Voting Rights w/ End Citizens United & Let America Vote. indybay.org Online/virtual action for voting rights…

Dancing in the Street Out in Front (2022-01-18). Whole Foods Protest on Bezos' Birthday. indybay.org On a national day of action to Support Amazon Workers, Raging Grannies, Vigil for Democracy, and Dance of Peace protested in the street in front of Whole Foods in Palo Alto.

Jake Johnson (2022-01-18). Poor People's Campaign Readies 'Massive, Nonviolent' Effort to Save Democracy. zcomm.org "We are not in this for a moment, but for a movement," said Rev. Dr. William J. Barber II. "Our deadline is victory."

WSWS (2022-01-18). Trump peddles fascist lies and conspiracy theories at Arizona rally. wsws.org The event in Florence, outside Phoenix, was the first of dozens of election year appearances planned for the Republican ex-president and coup plotter.

Robert S. Becker (2022-01-18). How much crass irrationality can self-government stand? Can community wisdom offset howls for mob mayhem? nationofchange.org Trump-proof elections — with energized agendas, expanded voting, critical thinking and compassion Like delivery companies, food production, and all sorts of machinery, democratic self-government must work to be viable. That means spreading enough wealth, services (especially medical), housing, clothing and education to motivate enough key workers to sustain interwoven supply chains. Viability thus depends on …

Zahra Mirzafarjouyan (2022-01-18). Saudi fighter jets bomb Yemeni parliament building in Sanaa. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jan. 18 (MNA) — Media sources reported that Saudi fighters bombed the Yemeni parliament building and a military academy in Sanaa early Tuesday morning.

WSWS (2022-01-18). German media on course for war against Russia. wsws.org The press spokesmen for German capitalism seem determined to wage its third war against Russia or the Soviet Union in little more than a century.

Dean Baker (2022-01-18). Is the US Economy Operating Above Its Capacity? cepr.net If we can get the pandemic under control, the supply problems we are now seeing (along with pretty much every other wealthy country) will dissipate over the course of the year.

sputniknews (2022-01-18). Kremlin 'Concerned' by 'Extremely Dangerous' Prospect of Delivery of Stingers to Ukraine. sputniknews.com British defence chief Ben Wallace announced Monday that London is supplying Kiev with weapons for "self defence" and small numbers of trainers to teach the Ukrainian army how to use them. US officials and lawmakers, meanwhile, have warned that they would back a Ukrainian "insurgency" with anti-armour and anti-air weapons if Russia invaded.

_____ (2022-01-18). The Afghan Syndrome and the Same Old Mistake of American Neoconservatives. journal-neo.org After the disgraceful flight of United States troops from Afghanistan, when the whole world watched with surprise and horror the nightmarish scenes at the airport, the rate at which the once-US-friendly government collapsed, giving way to the Taliban (banned in Russia), and experienced the tragic human stories of those Afghans who remained in the country, …

_____ (2022-01-18). 2022'S First Major Nationwide Protests Were To 'Kill The Bill'. popularresistance.org Home secretary Priti Patel's authoritarian Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill (the police bill) has caused uproar. Many see it as racist against Black people and the Gypsy, Roma and Traveller (GRT) community. It will also clamp down on our rights to protest, to roam, and to take strike action. Amnesty International said the bill: | represents an enormous and unprecedented extension of policing powers | 2021 was filled with protests over the bill. Some of these were marred by police violence. Courts have sent some protesters from Bristol to prison — possibly the shape of things to come. | Since the To…

_____ (2022-01-18). Cherokee Nation Helps Launch United Nations' International Decade Of Indigenous Languages. popularresistance.org The Cherokee Nation hosted the launch of the United Nations' International Decade of Indigenous Languages in Tahlequah last week. The three-day event featured language leaders from around the world, both in person and virtually, to share information and best practices on language preservation efforts. | The 10-year initiative continues the work of the United Nations General Assembly's 2019 International Year of Indigenous Languages, drawing attention to the critical loss of Indigenous languages and the urgent need to preserve, revitalize and promote them. | Cherokee Nation Principal Chief Chuck Hoskin Jr. opened…

_____ (2022-01-18). The Annual Resurrection Of A Fake Dr. King. popularresistance.org It is January, and in the U.S. this means it is time for the annual ritual of revisiting the white-washed, de-radicalized, pro- "American" M.L. King fairytale as part of the official celebration of King's birthday. | In the official story, Dr. King was not the creation of the movement that was fighting for the democratic and human rights of Black people. No, it was Dr. King who created the movement, according to the colonial white elite and the neocolonial Black misleadership. In this story, the objectives of the movement were not for radical social transformation and Black self-determination but the redemption o…

Jake Watkins, Jason Jones (2022-01-18). Indiana Senate Republicans push racist crime bills. peoplesworld.org INDIANAPOLIS—On Tuesday, Jan. 11, Indiana Senate Republicans defended five bills written with the intent to deny working-class people the ability to afford bail or utilize charitable bail organizations. GOP State Sens. Michael Young, Aaron Freeman, Jack Sandlin, Michael Crider, and Kyle Walker spoke up for the bills—which also expand police power and budgets, target crime "hot spots," …

Jon Queally (2022-01-18). Billionaires 'had a terrific pandemic' while inequality killed millions: Oxfam. nationofchange.org Oxfam International's latest report on global inequality finds that while the 10 richest individuals in the world more than doubled their collective wealth since Covid-19 hit in 2020, the related result of this billionaire surge has been a deadlier and more prolonged pandemic for the rest of the world in which the incomes of 99 …

Marilyn Bechtel (2022-01-18). California legislators launch new proposal for single-payer healthcare system called CalCare. peoplesworld.org As the California legislature reconvened earlier this month to launch its 2022 session, some 20 California legislators led by Assemblymember Ash Kalra, D-San Jose, launched a new campaign to win comprehensive, universal single-payer healthcare coverage for all Californians. On Jan. 6, Kalra and Democratic joint- and co-authors introduced Assembly Constitutional Amendment 11, Taxation to Fund …

Ramzy Baroud (2022-01-18). In South Africa as in Palestine: Why We Must Protect the Legacy of Desmond Tutu. dissidentvoice.org Long before intersectionality became a prevailing concept which helped delineate the relationship between various marginalized and oppressed groups, late South Africa's Archbishop Desmond Tutu said it all in a few words and in a most inimitable style. "My humanity is bound up in yours, for we can only be human together," he said. Like other …

Staff (2022-01-18). Caribbean is Region With Most Per Capita Visits to OrinocoTribune.com. orinocotribune.com Caracas, January 17, 2022 (OrinocoTribune.com)—Last November, Orinoco Tribune celebrated its third anniversary ranked among the top independent media outlets according to the Alexa.com ranking service. Currently, Orinoco Tribune is ranked at position 214 in Venezuela, at the 36K level globally, and at the 86K level in the US. | A few days ago, the Orinoco Tribune team carried out a statistical analysis of the geographic origins of traffic to our website, using data provided by WordPress over the last 12 months. The discovery that struck our team most was that Caribbean countries brought the greatest number…

Tom Conway (2022-01-18). How Joe Manchin betrayed America's working families. nationofchange.org Ed Barnette long ago realized that affordable child care and paid sick leave, among other resources, would be essential to helping West Virginians build better lives and save what's left of the middle class. He just never expected that when America was finally on the cusp of providing these essentials, West Virginia's Democratic senator would …

Winn Ellinger (2022-01-18). Workers at Austin pizzeria protest dangerous conditions as COVID ravages staff. liberationnews.org Employees of Austin, Texas-based pizzeria Via 313 and their supporters protested on Jan. 8 for better sick pay, better COVID-19 protocols and transparency in the company's management of worker health.

Yves Engler (2022-01-18). Pro-Israel Canadians Pressure Ottawa over Iran. dissidentvoice.org Those Canadians who take their political cues from Israel are obsessively stoking conflict with Iran. In a clear example, former CEO of Friends of Simon Wiesenthal Centre Avi Benlolo has published a half dozen National Post columns critical of that country over the past year. In a recent article headlined "As the Doomsday Clock closes …

Staff (2022-01-18). Autocracies more trusted than democracies — study. rt.com Public confidence in democratic governments has fallen amid the pandemic | A global survey has found that autocracies have become increasingly trusted, while confidence in democracies has fallen. One of the reasons given is the alleged poor management of the Covid-19 pandemic in democratic states. | In a study published this week, the Edelman Trust Barometer, a communications group that has polled thousands of people over two decades,

Gideon Polya (2022-01-18). Excellent Xinjiang Health Statistics vs US Alliance Lies. dissidentvoice.org The US and its allies are countering the re-emergence of China with a Sinophobic confection of new alliances (the AUKUS and the Quad), military threats, jingoism and false propaganda about a falsely claimed Uyghur Genocide in Xinjiang. The UK Uyghur Tribunal admits that there have been no mass killings in Xinjiang but absurdly asserts that …

Sam Pizzigati (2022-01-18). Worshiping Markets, Genuflecting to Grand Fortune. zcomm.org Today's 'utopians' have reserved heaven on Earth for the richest among us…

Staff (2022-01-18). Las 3 del día: Declaraciones de Fraccari sobre la contratación de jugadores cubanos en el exterior (+Podcast). cubadebate.cu Las 3 del día dedica otra entrega a temas beisboleros, a apenas unas jornadas de que inicie la 61 Serie Nacional en todo el país. La temporada que comenzará el 23 de enero tendrá la misma estructura que la anterior. En este podcast contamos con declaraciones del federativo italiano Fraccari sobre la contratación de jugadores cubanos en el exterior.

sputniknews (2022-01-18). Dominic Cummings Ready to 'Swear Under Oath' BoJo 'Lied' About No 10 Lockdown-Busting 'Boozy Party'. sputniknews.com Senior civil servant Sue Gray is currently leading a probe into a series of alleged parties that took place on Downing Street and at other government departments at a time when the UK was under strict COVID-19 restrictions, with the event on 20 May 2020 the most contentious of them, implicating Prime Minister Boris Johnson.

ecns.cn (2022-01-18). Driverless sweeper put into trial operation in Fuzhou. ecns.cn A driverless sweeper works on a street in Fuzhou, southeast China's Fujian Province, Jan. 18, 2022.

ecns.cn (2022-01-18). China's ex-senior provincial political advisor prosecuted. ecns.cn A public prosecution has been initiated against Xiao Yi, a former senior political advisor in east China's Jiangxi Province, over suspected bribe-taking and abuse of power.

Mike V Kinney (2022-01-18). Remembering: GAIL BERKLEY- Editor of Post News Group. indybay.org The passing of a great African-American news editor-Gail Berkley of the Oakland, CA. Post News Group…

Staff (2022-01-18). London motorists could face per journey charges. rt.com A report found a third of car trips in England's capital could be walked in under 25 minutes | London Mayor Sadiq Khan announced that motorists across the capital could be charged per journey from 2024 in a bid to improve air quality | In a statement on Monday, Khan said air pollution was "a matter of social justice," with the Londoners who are most impacted in poorer areas also being the "least likely to own a car." | The per-journey charges, which would come into effect from 2024 if formalized, are designed to meet requirements outlined in a new report on how the city can meet its 2030 Net Zero target. Accor…

Staff (2022-01-18). Crude hits 7-year high on low supply. rt.com Rising tensions in the Middle East adding to fuel supply worries | Oil prices surged more than $1 on Tuesday, reaching their highest levels since October 2014, amid hostilities in the United Arab Emirates. | Global benchmark Brent crude futures jumped $1.37, or 1.6%, to $87.85 a barrel by 7: 38 GMT. US benchmark West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude futures rose even more — by $1.71, or 2%, reaching $85.53 a barrel. | The oil market was reacting to news from the United Arab Emirates after reported attacks by Yemen's Houthi movement, sparking fears of supply disruptions. The Houthi group reportedly launched d…

sputniknews (2022-01-18). European Parliament's Vice President Metsola Elected as President. sputniknews.com BRUSSELS (Sputnik) – First Vice-President of the European Parliament Roberta Metsola has been elected by absolute majority as the new president of the EU body in the first round, according to the election results released on Tuesday.

sputniknews (2022-01-18). French Presidential Hopeful Zemmour Stands by His Remarks on Migrants After Fine for Hate Speech. sputniknews.com MOSCOW (Sputnik) – French presidential candidate Eric Zemmour said on Tuesday that he did not regret his remarks about isolated underage migrants, for which he was sentenced to a fine by a court for inciting racial hatred.

ecns.cn (2022-01-18). China has fully acted on the philosophy of hosting a green Olympic Games: FM. ecns.cn

ecns.cn (2022-01-18). NE China ports bustling with China-Europe freight trains. ecns.cn China's land ports of Manzhouli and Suifenhe on the China-Russia border have seen over 15,000 China-Europe freight trains since operations started in 2013, according to the China Railway Harbin Group Co., Ltd.

ecns.cn (2022-01-18). Beijing reports two local COVID-19 cases, one person testing positive. ecns.cn Beijing reported two confirmed locally transmitted COVID-19 cases and one other person testing positive for COVID-19 from Monday to 3 p.m. Tuesday, according to local authorities.

WorkWeek (2022-01-18). SEIU Members On Death Of Ludwig Leota,Chicago Teachers/ Zero Covid vs Permanent Covid. indybay.org WorkWeek covers SEIU 1021 Members On Death Of Ludwig Leota, Chicago Teachers & Zero Covid vs Permanent Covid 19, Vermont AFL-CIO On Rise Of Fascism, Journalist Jeremy Portjo's Assault & Argentina General Strike Against A Mining Company.

WSWS (2022-01-18). "Into school, it's the safest place for kids!" wsws.org An editorial cartoon by James Tatsch.

Staff (2022-01-18). Rapidez y sensibilidad: Premisas vitales para atender bien a los barrios. cubadebate.cu "Esto llegó para quedarse, pero no precisamente de la misma manera", expresó este lunes, desde el Palacio de la Revolución, el Primer Ministro, Manuel Marrero Cruz, en un análisis sobre las acciones de transformación que se han hecho y harán en las comunidades de Cuba.

Staff (2022-01-18). Economía china registra crecimiento más alto en una década. cubadebate.cu La expansión anual de 8.1% superó los pronósticos, pero la Oficina Nacional de Estadística advirtió que "la economía local enfrenta la triple presión de la contracción en la demanda, el choque en el abastecimiento y la baja en las expectativas". En el cuarto trimestre, el producto interno bruto (PIB) de China registró un crecimiento interanual de 4%.

Morteza Ahmadi Al Hashem (2022-01-18). Briefing on Iran's daily developments. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jan. 18 (MNA) — The following are the Islamic Republic of Iran's latest developments in the last 24 hours.

WSWS (2022-01-18). Chicago students, teachers and workers: Unite! Close all schools and nonessential workplaces to end the pandemic! wsws.org The fight in Chicago to close schools and save lives is far from over, but the development of this struggle requires a united movement of workers and student youth independent of the big-business parties and the corporatist unions.

Staff (2022-01-18). European Parliament elects first female president in 20 years. rt.com Malta's Roberta Metsola has pledged to connect with citizens beyond the Brussels and Strasbourg "bubbles" | Maltese lawmaker Roberta Metsola has been appointed to the largely ceremonial role of presiding over the EU Parliament, succeeding Italian politician David Sassoli, who passed away at the age of 65 earlier this month. | Metsola, 42, who has been serving as a member of the European Parliament for Malta since 2013, is its first Maltese president. Prior to that, she served as the first vice president of the European Parliament during Sassoli's tenure. | In a video posted to Twitter ahead of her election, Me…

WSWS (2022-01-18). "Get COVID out of schools!": Hundreds of school occupations in Greece. wsws.org Students in Greece have occupied more than 250 schools in protest against the unsafe reopening of schools following the winter holidays.

WSWS (2022-01-18). What King Soopers strikers are up against: profile of a corporate giant. wsws.org King Soopers workers are not just fighting the largest supermarket chain in Colorado, but also its parent company, Kroger, the largest supermarket chain in the country.

Peter Koenig (2022-01-18). Video: Digital Tyranny and the Rockefeller-Gates WHO "Vaxx-Certificate Passport": Towards a World War III Scenario. globalresearch.ca It's an electronic ID-program using the Covid-19 "vaccine as a platform for digital identity, linking everything to everything of each individual (records of health, banking, personal and private, etc.), managed by a state agency or in extremis, by the private sector.

ecns.cn (2022-01-18). U.S. growth outlook in first quarter down to 3 pct amid inflation, Omicron concerns: WSJ. ecns.cn The outlook for U.S. economic growth in the first quarter of 2022 has been lowered to an annual rate of 3 percent amid concerns over inflation, Omicron and supply-chain constraints in the country, The Wall Street Journal has reported.

Binoy Kampmark (2022-01-18). Julian Assange: A thousand days in Belmarsh. greenleft.org.au On his 1000th day of imprisonment, WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange's supporters gathered to show their support, solidarity and indignation at his ongoing political detention, writes Binoy Kampmark.

ecns.cn (2022-01-18). China's satellite producer delivers 6 communication satellites. ecns.cn The first batch of low-Earth orbit (LEO), broadband communication satellites developed by China's satellite producer GalaxySpace has rolled off the production line.

Norman Solomon (2022-01-18). Ominous History in Real Time: Where We Are Now in the USA. indybay.org Choking on corporate power…

sputniknews (2022-01-18). Biden Spent About 28% of His First Year as President in Delaware, Report Suggests. sputniknews.com The US media constantly paid attention to the visits of now-former President Trump to his Mar-a-Lago estate in Florida, where he liked to spend all his free time playing golf away from the spotlight, spending almost as much time on the fairway in four years as Obama did in eight.

Pepper Trail (2022-01-18). A new predator stalks the West. zcomm.org Finally, we can — we must — embark on an urgent global effort to end the burning of fossil fuels within the next few decades. If we do not, the West will face year-round fire weather, and a future at the mercy of fire…

reenvia Red Latina sin fronteras (2022-01-18). Mèxico_Chiapas: Familias zapatistas resisten, denuncian y convocan a la solidaridad. indybay.org Mèxico_Chiapas: Familias zapatistas resisten, denuncian y convocan a la solidaridad | Solidaridad sin fronteras con las luchas compañeras!

Todd Steiner (2022-01-18). New Marine Reserve Will Protect Highly Migratory and Endangered Species in Galapagos. indybay.org Ecuador will have a new marine reserve to increase the protection of marine endangered species in Galapagos. Of the new area, no fishing activity will be allowed in 30,000 square kilometers. The other 30,000 square kilometers will exclude longline fishing.

Bernie Sanders (2022-01-18). As We Honor Dr. King, We Must Remember What He Truly Stood For. zcomm.org It would be easy for us to assume that he was universally admired and respected by the Establishment during his lifetime. Nothing could be further from the truth…

sputniknews (2022-01-18). Sweden Re-Establishes Yet Another Cold War-Era Regiment. sputniknews.com After decades of reduction of personnel and budgets, Sweden is seeing a protracted build-up that includes a number of Cold War-era units re-established and the arrival of forces in formerly demilitarised areas.

Staff (2022-01-18). UK plans PR blitz against chat privacy — media. rt.com The government has reportedly backed a campaign designed to make the public 'uneasy' about end-to-end encryption | Privacy watchdogs have accused the UK government of "scaremongering" after reports emerged of its plans to use emotive stunts in a taxpayer-funded ad campaign to sway public opinion against end-to-end encryption in messaging apps. | The ad drive is reportedly part of a "multi-pronged publicity attack" on the data security method (used in popular apps like WhatsApp, Telegram, and Signal), which alleges that end-to-end encryption (E2EE) impedes efforts to combat online child abuse, according to Roll…

AAUW of Los Altos (2022-01-18). Saturday 1/22: Roe v Wade 49th Anniversary Rally w/ American Association of University Women. indybay.org Virtual event – join from anywhere…

WSWS (2022-01-18). Australian prime minister demands schools reopen to maintain workforce for corporations. wsws.org Children, teachers, and school workers are being told to accept the risk of infection and serious health consequences in the interests of big business and finance capital.

ecns.cn (2022-01-18). No Chinese hurt in tsunami-hit Tonga. ecns.cn The Chinese Embassy in Tonga has not received any report of Chinese being hurt in a recent tsunami that has hit the island country, the Chinese Embassy in Fiji confirmed on Tuesday.

ecns.cn (2022-01-18). 162 projects inked under China-Singapore connectivity initiative by 2021. ecns.cn A total of 162 business cooperation projects worth 25 billion U.S. dollars had been inked under the China-Singapore (Chongqing) Demonstration Initiative on Strategic Connectivity by the end of 2021.

WSWS (2022-01-18). Amid COVID-19 outbreaks in China, corporate fears of a worsening supply chain crisis. wsws.org The concerted push by the Western media for the Chinese government to drop its COVID-zero policy takes on another dimension as global corporations grapple with mounting supply chain breakdowns.

Staff (2022-01-18). øCómo se paga el combustible? cubadebate.cu En una nota publicada por la corporación tres días después de nuestro anterior reportaje, concluían estar "en disposición de colaborar, aportar y esclarecer los detalles relacionados, en función de hacer más clara y completa la información de referencia". Paradójicamente, en los servicentros visitados, los administradores y cajeros no ofrecieron información a Cubadebate, alegando que no estaban autorizados a hablar con la prensa.

ecns.cn (2022-01-18). Luxury 'ro-ro' passenger ship Xianglongdao delivered in Guangzhou. ecns.cn A luxury "ro-ro" passenger ship was delivered in Nansha District of Guangzhou City, South China's Guangdong Province on Tuesday.

Staff (2022-01-18). China blames overseas deliveries for Omicron outbreak. rt.com Mail from Canada has been declared a suspected source of an Omicron infection case in Beijing by the Chinese authorities | A person diagnosed with Omicron infection in Beijing might have contracted the disease by handling documents that arrived by mail from Canada, the Chinese health authorities have revealed on Monday. | Covid-19 infections are typically associated with personal contacts since health specialists around the world believe the virus mainly spreads when infected people breath, cough, or sneeze. China's health authorities, however, have recently claimed that an Omicron strain survived a long trip…

Rick Rozoff (2022-01-18). Latvia moves troops to Belarusian, Russian borders; Finland, Sweden NATO members "in principle" antibellum679354512.wordpress.com Latvia steps up military presence in the east, says Defense Minister In response to the Russian activity in the Baltic Sea, Latvia has deployed professional units in Vidzeme and Latgale, whereas Sweden has stepped up its army presence in Gotland, Defense Minister Artis Pabriks told Latvian Television on January 17. He said out that cooperation …

Staff (2022-01-18). La pandemia actual: Lo que se dice y no se dice sobre ella. cubadebate.cu La pandemia ocupa casi todo el espacio mediático hoy en la mayoría de los países de renta superior. Y a través de tal espacio se puede ver lo que se está diciendo y, más importante, lo que no se está diciendo sobre la pandemia en los establishments político-mediáticos en la mayoría de tales países. Y las conclusiones que derivan de la realidad que les rodea son muy preocupantes. Veamos ejemplos de ello.

sputniknews (2022-01-18). US Coast Guard Employed Unconvincingly as Proxy For American Naval Presence in the Pacific. sputniknews.com In a speech before the Navy League last December, the Commandant of the US Coast Guard, Admiral Karl Schultz, bragged about the role his forces played—the fifth and smallest of the five military services, and the only one not under the control of the Department of Defense (at least during peacetime)—in projecting US presence in the Pacific Ocean.

ecns.cn (2022-01-18). Satellite images reveal Tonga before and after volcanic eruption. ecns.cn A combination of satellite images shows the Hunga Tonga-Hunga Ha'apai volcano before its main eruption on Jan. 6, 2022 and the same area on Jan.18, 2022, in Tonga.

San Francisco Public Library (2022-01-18). Wednesday 1/19: The Hidden History of Women-Led Slave Revolts w/ author Rebecca Hall. indybay.org Online via Zoom or YouTube livestream…

WSWS (2022-01-18). Quebec's public health director forced to resign as Omicron infections overwhelm health care system. wsws.org The forced resignation of Horacio Arruda, until now a close associate of Premier Legault, is being used to distract attention from the CAQ government's homicidal response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Julia Rock (2022-01-18). The Bernie Left Is Taking on Machine Politics — and Each Other. zcomm.org Rhode Island has long been one of the most corrupt and machine-driven states in America. A new left movement is trying to change that — but they can't agree on how…

WSWS (2022-01-18). Workers Struggles: The Americas. wsws.org Members of the Single Union of Workers of the Judiciary of Mexico City took over some court offices to press their demands, while a last-minute settlement averted a strike by snowplow operators and heavy equipment workers at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport.

Staff (2022-01-18). Mass murderer makes Nazi salute at parole hearing. rt.com Anders Breivik described himself as "Party Secretary for the Nordic State" | Norwegian mass murderer Anders Breivik has appeared before a parole board after just a decade in jail. The extremist, who killed 77, gave a Nazi salute as he called for an end to a "genocide" against white nations. | On Tuesday, Breivik stood before a Norwegian judge for a parole hearing, which will decide whether he should be released early. | The far-right extremist gave a Nazi salute as he entered the court and made a white supremacist sign with his fingers. | Dressed in a dark suit and sporting a shaven head, he then proceeded to…

Staff (2022-01-18). El deber de cuidarnos todos ante el elevado riesgo de contagio. cubadebate.cu Ni siquiera los niveles de vacunación que hemos alcanzado —que indiscutiblemente nos ponen en mejores condiciones para enfrentar este nuevo momento de la epidemia—, pueden hacer pensar a nadie que estamos completamente a salvo. Debido a la alta transmisibilidad de la variante ómicron es previsible que en los próximos días persista el aumento de casos.

sputniknews (2022-01-18). Rebel Tories Reportedly Launch 'Operation Rinka' to Oust BoJo Amid Partygate Scandal. sputniknews.com A plan dubbed "Operation Save Big Dog" was reportedly conceived by Downing Street to "shift the blame" from UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson amid devastating fallout from the "partygate" scandal, avert a possible leadership challenge and mend reputational damage.

ecns.cn (2022-01-18). China on par with Silicon Vally in investment opportunities: analyst. ecns.cn Despite the COVID-19 pandemic clouding global economic recovery, foreign investors have seen a gush of opportunities and potential in China, which can be on par with famed Silicon Vally, said an analyst.

ecns.cn (2022-01-18). Vaccination rate in HK may pass 80% before Feb 24. ecns.cn Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor said Tuesday the overall vaccination rate is expected to exceed 80 percent before the start of the city's planned vaccine bubble on Feb 24.

Labor Video Project (2022-01-18). Clover & The Class War In South Africa With GIWUSA President Mametlwe Sebei. indybay.org Five thousand workers at the Clover Dairy company in South Africa are fighting an Israeli billionaire family the Wertheim's who have taken over the company and have cut wages and threatened thousands of layoffs. South African unions are calling for an international day of solidarity at all Israeli consulates and embassies, South African embassies and consulates and all franchises of Coca-Cola…

Staff (2022-01-18). Presidential candidate doubles down after racial hatred verdict. rt.com Zemmour insisted that underage foreigners do not constitute a race | French presidential candidate Eric Zemmour has refused to take back his comments about unaccompanied underage migrants that got him fined by a court for inciting racial hatred. He insists underage migrants are "not a race." | Speaking to BFM TV on Tuesday, the polemicist-cum-politician slammed a court ruling from Monday in which he was fined for inciting racial hatred. | The court fined the right-wing firebrand €10,000 for comments he made on CNews in 2020. "They have nothing to do here, they are thieves, they are murderers, they are ra…

sputniknews (2022-01-18). Almost 150,000 Children in India Lost Parents During COVID-19 Pandemic, Child Rights Watchdog Says. sputniknews.com NEW DELHI (Sputnik) – Almost 150,000 children in India have lost one or both parents during the COVID-19 pandemic, Indian National Commission for the Protection of Child Rights said.

Staff (2022-01-18). Asian nation to move capital to jungle. rt.com Indonesia wants to create a "smart metropolis" to attract "global talent" and combat Jakarta's current urban problems | Indonesia's parliament has passed legislation paving the way for the nation's capital relocation from Jakarta to a forested patch of land on one of its biggest islands — Borneo. | Indonesia is on the way to getting a new capital. Called 'Nusantara', the new city is to be built from scratch in the East Kalimantan province on the island of Borneo that Indonesia shares with Malaysia and Brunei. | On Tuesday, Indonesian lawmakers voted to support a law approving the relocation that would se…

sputniknews (2022-01-18). Rand Paul Unsubscribes From DirecTV After It Drops Conservative Broadcaster. sputniknews.com Since the 2020 election, many GOPs and conservative activists have complained that media platforms intend to silence their voices following the social media ban of ex-President Donald Trump. Later allegations claimed that Twitter along with other major platforms has increasingly blocked conservative content, using policy violations as a pretext.

ecns.cn (2022-01-18). China's power use surges 10.3 pct in 2021. ecns.cn China's electricity consumption, a key barometer of economic activity, went up 10.3 percent year on year in 2021, as the country's economy ended the year with a strong rebound despite sporadic epidemic resurgences.

Maria Popova (2022-01-18). MLK's Lost Lectures on Technology, Alienation, Activism, and the Three Ways of Resisting the System. zcomm.org The most interesting challenge of applying Dr. King's taxonomy to our own time is that of seeing beyond the surface expressions that shimmer with the illusion of contrast, peering into the deeper similitudes between the attitudes of the past and those of the present…

S. Arutchelvan (2022-01-18). Think of the many — don't worry for the few. greenleft.org.au Oxfam International revealed that Asia's billionaires have increased their wealth by 74% while 148 million others in the region have been pushed into poverty since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, writes S. Arutchelvan.

Staff (2022-01-18). Economía china registra crecimiento más alto en una década. cubadebate.cu La expansión anual de 8.1% superó los pronósticos, pero la Oficina Nacional de Estadística advirtió que "la economía local enfrenta la triple presión de la contracción en la demanda, el choque en el abastecimiento y la baja en las expectativas". En el cuarto trimestre, el producto interno bruto (PIB) de China registró un crecimiento interanual de 4%.

sputniknews (2022-01-18). Outcry After Teacher Assigns Students to Translate Sentence Calling Mexican People 'Ugly' – Reports. sputniknews.com The translation assignment included sentences that read, "You (friendly) are Mexican and ugly" and "You (politely) are pretty and American."

sputniknews (2022-01-18). Over 40% of Finnish Population Against NATO Membership, Poll Shows. sputniknews.com HELSINKI (Sputnik) — More than 40% of Finnish citizens oppose the accession of their country into NATO, according to a Kantar TNS poll for the national newspaper Helsingin Sanomat.

WSWS (2022-01-18). Autoworkers describe horrible working conditions: "There are so many out because of COVID; we are operating with a serious skeleton crew" wsws.org With ranks thinned by sickness, the remaining workers are being forced to labor long hours as the automakers seek to extract every ounce of profit.

sputniknews (2022-01-18). Playboy's Hefner Hosted Weekly Dinners With Hookers Attended by Influential Pals – Report. sputniknews.com Shocking revelations continue to come from the highly-anticipated upcoming documentary "Secrets of Playboy," which includes interviews with models, girlfriends, employees, and friends of the late media mogul. The movie is expected to be released next week.

ecns.cn (2022-01-18). Cross-border freight value exceeds 1 billion yuan on China-Laos Railway. ecns.cn The newly-opened China-Laos Railway has carried over 1 billion yuan (about 157.4 million U.S. dollars) worth of international freight, announced Kunming Customs in southwest China's Yunnan Province.

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2022-01-18). Consumer Health: What is Hashimoto's disease? newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org January is Thyroid Awareness Month, which makes this a good time to learn more about Hashimoto's disease. Hashimoto's disease, also known as Hashimoto's thyroiditis, is an autoimmune disorder where your immune system creates antibodies that damage your thyroid gland. The thyroid is a butterfly-shaped gland at the base of your neck. Your thyroid produces hormones that regulate your heart rate, blood pressure, body temperature and weight. Hashimoto's disease is the most common cause of hypothyroidism, or underactive…

WSWS (2022-01-18). Polls point to historic political crisis in Australia. wsws.org The underlying disgust has been deepened by outrage over the rising toll of working-class COVID infections, hospitalisations and deaths.

Staff (2022-01-18). øCómo se paga el combustible? cubadebate.cu En una nota publicada por la corporación tres días después de nuestro anterior reportaje, concluían estar "en disposición de colaborar, aportar y esclarecer los detalles relacionados, en función de hacer más clara y completa la información de referencia". Paradójicamente, en los servicentros visitados, los administradores y cajeros no ofrecieron información a Cubadebate, alegando que no estaban autorizados a hablar con la prensa.

sputniknews (2022-01-18). Sweden Launches 'Drone Hunt' as More Objects Sighted Over Country's Nuclear Power Plants. sputniknews.com Following several sightings of drones above nuclear power plants and even the royal castle, the Swedish police and the Coast Guard are now investigating the Stockholm archipelago to established whether the drones could have come from the sea.

sputniknews (2022-01-18). Breivik: Worst Mass Killer in Modern Norwegian History Pushing for Parole After 10 Years in Jail. sputniknews.com Anders Behring Breivik who murdered 77 and wounded over 150 people in a twin terrorist attack in 2011, has served 10 years of the 21-year sentence he was slapped with, the harshest punishment in Norway and referred to as a "life sentence".

ecns.cn (2022-01-18). China-Europe freight trains on eastern corridor reach record high. ecns.cn Inbound and outbound China-Europe freight trains operated by Manzhouli and Suifenhe ports, the eastern corridor in north China's Heilongjiang, have exceeded 15,000, according to the China Railway Harbin Group on Tuesday.

ecns.cn (2022-01-18). China urges U.S. to compensate victims of secret experiments. ecns.cn A Chinese foreign ministry spokesperson Tuesday urged the United States to offer apologies and compensation to victims of secret experiments.

sputniknews (2022-01-18). 'Ready to Indoctrinate': Dems Panned For Saying Kids Are Taught What Society 'Needs Them to Know'. sputniknews.com A Saturday post shared by Michigan's Democrats on their official Facebook page, which has since been removed, criticised the idea that parents should be involved in what public schools teach their children, suggesting that they always had the option to send their offspring to a private school at their own expense "if this is what they desire".

Morteza Ahmadi Al Hashem (2022-01-18). At least 26 killed in Afghanistan earthquake. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jan. 18 (MNA) — At least 26 people were killed after an earthquake hit western Afghanistan on Monday, an official said.

ecns.cn (2022-01-18). Los Angeles County's daily new cases increase by nearly 10 times in one month. ecns.cn U.S. Los Angeles County on Monday reported 31,576 new COVID-19 cases, nearly 10 times the 3,360 new daily cases reported on Dec. 17, 2021, said the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health.

sputniknews (2022-01-18). Israeli Prime Minister Bennett Speaks on Second Day of 'Davos' Virtual 2022 WEF. sputniknews.com The World Economic Forum (WEF) summit which traditionally takes place in January in Davos, Switzerland is being held virtually this year, due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

Staff (2022-01-18). US helpless as oil prices climb higher. rt.com There is little left to do for the White House and other US decision-makers than sit and wait to see how the oil price game will play out | Despite the Biden administration's best attempts, oil prices are set to continue to climb this year, as many OPEC members are struggling with higher production quotas because of technical issues. | When President Joe Biden

WSWS (2022-01-18). Ontario educator's post about allowing infectious students to return to class gives voice to widespread outrage. wsws.org The teacher, Ken, reported that he was made aware that a student with COVID-19 would be returning to his class today just five days after testing positive. "When I raised the concern that the kid is contagious for 10 days, I was told that the guidelines state he can come back after five days," he wrote on Twitter.

reenvia Red Latina sin fronteras (2022-01-18). Mèxico_Chiapas: Familias zapatistas resisten, denuncian y convocan a la solidaridad. indybay.org Mèxico_Chiapas: Familias zapatistas resisten, denuncian y convocan a la solidaridad | Solidaridad sin fronteras con las luchas compañeras!

Zahra Mirzafarjouyan (2022-01-18). Front pages of Iran's English dailies on January 18. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jan. 18 (MNA) — Here are the front pages of Iran's English language dailies on Tuesday, January 18.

sputniknews (2022-01-18). 'I Can Kill Prime Minister Modi': Maharashtra State Congress Chief's Comment Sparks Row. sputniknews.com When it comes to elections, many politicians go all-out, especially while criticising arch-rival parties in front of big crowds of potential voters. But in one such instance, Congress politician Nana Patole from Maharashtra state seemed to have let his tongue slip a bit too much.

WSWS (2022-01-18). UK: Unite celebrates sell-out agreement at Stagecoach Yorkshire. wsws.org The declaration, "Unite wins Again — South Yorkshire bus drivers WIN fair pay," is laced with deceit. The headline figure of 10.7 percent hides a below inflation agreement, as it covers a two-year period until the end of 2023.

Akio Tanaka (2022-01-18). How Pacifica Claimed a Dubious Victory. indybay.org Pacifica Counsel overruled the democratic vote of the members.

Staff (2022-01-18). Hezbollah reportedly rejected US request for talks. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jan. 18 (MNA) — A Lebanese source reported that Washington had asked to communicate with Hezbollah officials to discuss some issues, but the movement flatly rejected the request.

ecns.cn (2022-01-18). Chinese scientists discover earliest ant mimics from mid-Cretaceous amber. ecns.cn Chinese scientists said Monday they have discovered a new type of insect nymphs from mid-Cretaceous amber that indicates the earliest ant mimicry around 100 million years ago, thereby extending its geological range by approximately 50 million years.

WSWS (2022-01-18). Students strike for safe schools: Teachers, parents back walkout in Oakland, California. wsws.org The students join thousands of other educators and young people throughout the country fighting for the emergency closure of schools to stop the spread of COVID-19.

Lyynda Carson (2022-01-18). Internal peek into Oath Keepers after Jan. 6 attack on Capitol Building. indybay.org Mugshot of Elmer Stewart Rhodes founder of the Oath Keepers:…

WSWS (2022-01-18). Oxfam report "Inequality Kills": Billionaires racked up wealth while millions died during the pandemic. wsws.org The latest briefing from the charity paints a devastating picture of the world capitalist order reporting that the unprecedented accumulation of wealth by the world's elite is contributing to the death of one person every four seconds.

Revolution Club, Bay Area (2022-01-18). Saturday 1/22: Break all the Chains, Unleash the Fury of Women as a Mighty Force for Revolution! indybay.org Powell and Market Streets, San Francisco…

sputniknews (2022-01-18). Netizens Mock PM Modi for Fumbling During World Economic Forum Address as Teleprompter Fails. sputniknews.com Prime Minister Modi on Monday addressed the World Economic Forum's Davos Agenda summit virtually, on the first day of the five-day event. He was joined by a host of other global leaders who will share their visions for the state of the world in 2022 in the coming days.

Peter Bergel (2022-01-18). To nuclear-armed states: Nice talk, now walk the walk. zcomm.org We will not know how much influence we can have until we build our movement and use it to demand nuclear abolition…

WSWS (2022-01-18). Michigan educators and students: Join the fight to close schools and stop the pandemic! wsws.org This statement was adopted by Michigan educators, parents and students to fight plans to reopen schools in Detroit and other cities despite the record-breaking surge in COVID infections and hospitalizations.

Staff (2022-01-18). Que suba el telón y se inicie el Jazz Plaza 2022. cubadebate.cu En las calles de La Habana vuelve a sentirse el jazz, como parte intrínseca de una ciudad que vive con y por la música. Como cada enero, la capital se convierte en la plaza ideal para un evento que consta con prestigio consolidado dentro del circuito de festivales que ponderan este género musical. El Jazz Plaza no decepciona y esa afirmación va más allá de la calidad artística de los instrumentistas, orquestas y agrupaciones, o el exquisito programa de presentaciones, ideado para satisfacer las exigencias del público jazzista.

Michael Lyon (2022-01-18). Tuesday 1/18: Opportunities and Dangers for Medicare and Guaranteed Healthcare in California. indybay.org Zoom info: us02web.zoom.us/j/2880330680?pwd=VXlSdVB…. ID 288 033 0680 Password 131457. Phone in at 1-669 900 9128, then punch in 288 033 0680 and #, then 131457 and punch # again.

sputniknews (2022-01-18). Japanese PM Kishida Delivers Speech on Second Day of Davos 2022 WEF Virtual Event. sputniknews.com The World Economic Forum had previously postponed its annual in-person meeting in Davos due to the omicron coronavirus strain. A face-to-face meeting in Switzerland is expected to take place this summer.

WSWS (2022-01-18). Record surge in COVID-19 child deaths as opposition grows among US educators and students. wsws.org The WSWS spoke to educators, parents and students nationwide about conditions in their schools and their thoughts on the most recent collective actions of educators and students across the US and globally.

Staff (2022-01-18). Las 3 del día: Declaraciones de Fraccari sobre la contratación de jugadores cubanos en el exterior (+Podcast). cubadebate.cu Las 3 del día dedica otra entrega a temas beisboleros, a apenas unas jornadas de que inicie la 61 Serie Nacional en todo el país. La temporada que comenzará el 23 de enero tendrá la misma estructura que la anterior. En este podcast contamos con declaraciones del federativo italiano Fraccari sobre la contratación de jugadores cubanos en el exterior.

Staff (2022-01-18). NBA co-owner backtracks after saying 'no one cares' about Uighur Muslims. rt.com Billionaire CEO Chamath Palihapitiya claimed that nobody cares about the Chinese ethnic group | Chamath Palihapitiya, part-owner of the NBA franchise the Golden State Warriors, has retracted comments on Uighur Muslims in China. | China has faced persistent accusations of mistreating its Uighur population, including allegations of sending more than a million of the group to detention camps. | While the ruling Communist Party denies the allegations, Warriors part-owner and Social Capital head Palihapitiya controversially claimed on an appearance on the All-In Podcast that "nobody cares about what's happening" to…

sputniknews (2022-01-18). Sotheby's Auction Offers an Over 555-Carat 'Extraterrestrial' Black Diamond. sputniknews.com Carbonado, or black diamonds, are extremely uncommon and only typically found in Brazil and Central Africa. Their carbon isotopes and high hydrogen levels have prompted several cosmic origin theories, including meteoritic impact, a diamond-bearing asteroid, or even an ancient supernova explosion.

ecns.cn (2022-01-18). Over 70 house ruins dating back to Neolithic Age unearthed in north China. ecns.cn 18 (Xinhua) — More than 70 semi-subterranean house ruins have been excavated in Balinyou Banner, north China's Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, said the region's institute of cultural relics and archaeology on Tuesday."ÄÄ"ÄÄCovering around 20,000 square meters, the prehistoric "Wulantuga" site consisting of house relics can date back to the Neolithic Age.

WSWS (2022-01-18). UK Tory Party threatens war against Russia, prepares class war at home. wsws.org The Tory agenda is driven by a raging crisis of British and world imperialism that has been deepened immeasurably by the pandemic.

WSWS (2022-01-18). Robert Huber of Canton, Ohio police department identified as officer who killed James Williams. wsws.org Fighting against efforts by the police and media to cover up the first police killing of 2022, Marquetta Williams, wife of James, recently spoke with the World Socialist Web Site.

Direct Action Everywhere (2022-01-18). Saturday 1/15: Gilly's Rescuers on Trial in Iowa (Meetup). indybay.org Where: ONLINE on Zoom! Link: www.dxe.io/meetupzoom | When: Saturday, January 15th, 11am ~ 12: 30pm | What: Community meetup | Every Saturday at 11am we have Meetups for everyone and anyone who cares about animals and making the world a better place! üåçüêÆüê∑üêîüê≠ü¶äüê…

ecns.cn (2022-01-18). Whooper swans seen at reserve in Rongcheng. ecns.cn Whooper swans are pictured at a reserve in Rongcheng, east China's Shandong Province, Jan. 17, 2022.

Michelle D. Holmes (2022-01-18). The Folly of School Openings as a Zero-Sum Game. zcomm.org We need to address the needs of students—and parents, and teachers. One size does not fit all, and race complicates the challenge…

Staff (2022-01-18). Modi calls world to arms against crypto. rt.com Indian leader compares threat of cryptocurrencies to inflation and climate change | India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi said all nations should unite in tackling the threats posed by cryptocurrencies, speaking virtually at the 2022 World Economic Forum's annual conference in Davos, Switzerland. | "Cryptocurrency is an example of the kind of challenges we are facing as a global family with a changing global order. To fight this, every nation, every global agency needs to have collective and synchronized action," Modi said in his address. | Modi compared crypto to major economic challenges like supply-chain dis…

Edward Curtin (2022-01-18). "Orders to Kill" Dr. Martin Luther King: The Government that Honors MLK with a National Holiday Killed Him. globalresearch.ca Few people, in a massive act of self-deception, have chosen to question the official explanation, choosing, rather, to embrace a mythic fabrication intended to sugarcoat the bitter fruit that has resulted from the murder of the one man capable of leading a mass movement for revolutionary change in the US.

WSWS (2022-01-18). Oxfam report highlights widening pandemic inequality in Asia. wsws.org Like other similar reports, the Oxfam analysis is marked by the stark contrast between the devastating facts and figures it presents and the empty policy prescriptions it advances.

Staff (2022-01-18). Bitcoin may drop as crypto bubble pops — analyst. rt.com The rise and fall in Bitcoin value is akin to a 'financial mania,' Investco says | Top cryptocurrency Bitcoin could tumble below $30,000 this year as the air comes out of the crypto bubble, according to US investment firm Invesco's list of "improbable but possible" outcomes for 2022. | "The mass marketing of Bitcoin reminds us of the activity of stockbrokers in the run-up to the 1929 crash," Paul Jackson, Invesco's global head of asset allocation, said in a note on Monday as quoted by Business Insider. | "We think it is not too much of a stretch to imagine Bitcoin falling below $30,000 this year," Jackson said…

sputniknews (2022-01-18). As Netanyahu is Discussing a Plea Bargain, Tweeps Are Divided Over The Potential Agreement. sputniknews.com The deal — that could be inked as early as this week — stipulates that the former prime minister would evade imprisonment in exchange for leaving the political scene for the next seven years. Although many tweeps have vented anger at the shaping agreement, there have also been those who have thrown their support behind him.

Lynda Carson (2022-01-18). The Oath Keepers unfolding demise. indybay.org Mugshot of Elmer Stewart Rhodes, founder of the Oath Keepers:…

WSWS (2022-01-18). Australian pathology worker warns about dangerous conditions facing frontline health staff. wsws.org "Up until a few months ago, collectors were having to work in COVID wards, and then later work in the general population, which obviously increased the risk of infection."

ecns.cn (2022-01-18). Indicators show U.S. on brink of conflict, says Yale historian. ecns.cn People who study the origins of civil wars see "indicators" showing the United States is on the brink of conflict, a Yale historian told Business Insider in an interview on Saturday.

ecns.cn (2022-01-18). Macao tightens epidemic control due to COVID-19 outbreak in neighboring cities. ecns.cn China's Macao Special Administrative Region (SAR) has tightened epidemic control due to the latest COVID-19 outbreak in the neighboring mainland cities of Zhuhai and Zhongshan.

ecns.cn (2022-01-18). New cargo train route between east China, Moscow opens. ecns.cn A new cargo train, loaded with 445 tonnes of goods, departed from Quanzhou, east China's Fujian Province and headed for Moscow Tuesday morning.

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2022-01-18). Ask the Mayo Mom: Treating hernias in children. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org A hernia occurs when a part of the intestine pushes through a weak spot in the stomach muscles. A hernia creates a soft lump or bulge under the skin. In children, hernias usually occur in one of two places: An inguinal hernia occurs in the groin area. An umbilical hernia occurs near the belly button. Inguinal hernias in newborns and children result from a weakness in the abdominal wall that's present at birth. Sometimes the…

Fight Back (2022-01-18). UPS Teamsters demand MLK Day become paid holiday. fightbacknews.org Washington, DC – UPS Teamsters across the country mobilized on January 17, Martin Luther King Jr. Day to demand UPS make MLK Day a paid holiday, end two-tier jobs, create more full-time jobs, and pay part-time employees a living wage. UPS Teamsters held parking lot rallies and gathered petition signatures at UPS warehouses. | "People forget that MLK was as strong an advocate for the labor movement as he was for the civil rights movement, and it's important that we honor MLK day to re-establish that legacy in the labor movement," said Emily Butt, a part-time package handler and steward from Lansing, Michigan…

Staff (2022-01-18). Que suba el telón y se inicie el Jazz Plaza 2022. cubadebate.cu En las calles de La Habana vuelve a sentirse el jazz, como parte intrínseca de una ciudad que vive con y por la música. Como cada enero, la capital se convierte en la plaza ideal para un evento que consta con prestigio consolidado dentro del circuito de festivales que ponderan este género musical. El Jazz Plaza no decepciona y esa afirmación va más allá de la calidad artística de los instrumentistas, orquestas y agrupaciones, o el exquisito programa de presentaciones, ideado para satisfacer las exigencias del público jazzista.

Staff (2022-01-18). LGBTQ drama unfolds around 'Tabletop Simulator'. rt.com Developers dropped the global chat feature after a moderator was accused of homophobia, then users bombed the app's rating | 'Tabletop Simulator' is seeing a wave of negative reviews after removing its global chat feature following a row with a user who complained about being banned for publicly discussing their sexual identity in the global chat room. | Developed by Berserk Games, 'Tabletop Simulator' allows users to create, share, and play various board games with other players online, including pre-existing ones like poker, chess, and more. The chat in these matches is generally private, however, until rece…

WSWS (2022-01-18). University of Michigan President Schlissel, who led unsafe reopening of campus, fired over sex scandal. wsws.org After removing Schlissel from his position over an alleged consensual relationship with a subordinate, the university administration intends to continue the same policy of mass infection that Schlissel oversaw.

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2022-01-17). Is Ethiopia Moving Towards Peace? libya360.wordpress.com Nation Nyoka Uncertainty persists as the strife-torn East African country stumbles towards a fragile accord between the Tigray People's Liberation Front in the north and the federal government. Ethiopians are hopeful that Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed Ali's moves to reconcile the war-torn country will bring about peace. But many feel uncertain about his post-conflict stance,…

_____ (2022-01-17). Iran Official Proposes Formation Of Countries' Union Against Sanctions. popularresistance.org All, with consolidation, should stand against the US sanctions and plots, Rezaei said in a meeting with Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega, according to the IRNA Saturday report. | In his remarks, Rezaei said that the Iranian nation and government pay special respect to Nicaragua's resistance against excessive demands. | He went on to stress that the resistant countries should make further efforts to expand their relations and friendship because the bullying powers, particularly the United States, are after preventing nations' development and cooperation. | Further, he noted that the Islamic Republic of Iran has…

Morteza Ahmadi Al Hashem (2022-01-17). Iran not playing with time in Vienna talks: FM. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jan. 17 (MNA) — Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian said that "If the parties can resume their commitments under the Iran nuclear deal, Iran will also return to commitments based on the agreement."

Kamal Iranidoost (2022-01-17). Iran oil passes through Suez canal despite US sanctions: SCA. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jan. 18 (MNA) — The chairman of the Suez Canal Authority (SCA) said that despite US sanctions, the Iranian oil passes through the canal.

teleSUR, JDO (2022-01-17). Rusia reclama a Occidente responder a propuestas de seguridad. telesurtv.net Portavoz del Kremlin valora como muy peligrosas las tensiones generadas por la militarización de Ucrania y la expansión de la OTAN.

Morteza Ahmadi Al Hashem (2022-01-17). Iranian, Russian FMs discuss Vienna talks, Raeisi's visit. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jan. 17 (MNA) — Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian and his Russian counterpart Sergey Lavrov in a telephone conversation on Monday discussed Vienna talks and the upcoming Raeisi's visit to Moscow.

Morteza Ahmadi Al Hashem (2022-01-17). Implementing Iran-China deal not to depend on Vienna talks. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jan. 17 (MNA) — Chairman of Iranian Parliament's National Security and Foreign Policy Commission said that the implementation of a 25-year deal between Iran and China does not depend on the outcome of the Vienna talks.

Deliver For Voting Rights (2022-01-17). Monday 1/17: MLK Day Peace Walk for Voting Rights in Washington D.C. w/ King Family (livestream). indybay.org Livestream of D.C. Voting Rights Event (recording to be available)…

Diversity, Equity,, Inclusion GRCC (2022-01-17). Tuesday 2/15: Voting Rights Speaker: Activist LaTosha Brown, Black Voters Matter. indybay.org Online event…

Deliver for Voting Rights (2022-01-17). Monday 1/17: MLK Day Deliver for Voting Rights Rally in Washington D. C. (livestream). indybay.org Online via livestream…

Indivisible groups (2022-01-17). Sunday 1/16: Voting Rights Now! MLK Weekend Virtual Action Rally w/ Indivisible. indybay.org Virtual rally and online actions for voting rights…

End Citzens United & Let America Vote (2022-01-17). Tuesday 1/18: Freedom to Vote: Phone Banking for Voting Rights w/ End Citizens United & Let America Vote. indybay.org Online/virtual action for voting rights…

Staff (2022-01-17). MLK Day Special: Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in His Own Words. democracynow.org Today is the federal holiday that honors Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. He was born January 15, 1929. He was assassinated April 4, 1968, at the Lorraine Motel in Memphis, Tennessee. He was just 39 years old. While Dr. King is primarily remembered as a civil rights leader, he also championed the cause of the poor and organized the Poor People's Campaign to address issues of economic justice. Dr. King was also a fierce critic of U.S. foreign policy and the Vietnam War. We play his "Beyond Vietnam" speech, which he delivered at New York City's Riverside Church on April 4, 1967, as well as his last speech, "I've Been to…

Dancing in the Street Out in Front (2022-01-17). Whole Foods Protest on Bezos' Birthday. indybay.org On a national day of action to Support Amazon Workers, Raging Grannies, Vigil for Democracy, and Dance of Peace protested in the street in front of Whole Foods in Palo Alto.

Rick Rozoff (2022-01-17). Bored after end of Afghan war, U.S. congresspersons stoke fires of war in Ukraine. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com The delegation is largely comprised of leaders of the Congressional Ukraine Caucus. Heaven forbid Washington should not be fighting a war or proxy war in one or more nations for several months running. Denizens of the Citadel of Democracy can't expect to go from a simple salary, however generous, to fortunes of $25 million or …

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2022-01-17). Resistance against Military Coup in Sudan Continues. libya360.wordpress.com Pavan Kulkarni (Photo: Herculesami/Twitter) Despite increasing violence by the security forces, the US and its regional and Western allies as well as the UN have been calling for a dialogue. However, "No Negotiation, No Compromise, No Power-sharing" remains the slogan on the streets The crackdown on the pro-democracy movement in Sudan continued on Saturday, January…

_____ (2022-01-17). The Turkic Military Alliance or Why has Ankara Accused Russia of Occupying Kazakhstan? journal-neo.org The January events in Kazakhstan and the CSTO's response proved to be a real litmus test of many countries' attitudes towards Russia and the regional balance of power in modern times. Turkey was no exception here, as it showed what was behind its active assurances to Russia and the Central Asian countries of "bona fide …

Rick Rozoff (2022-01-17). 10,000 troops among Ukrainian military buildup on Belarusian border. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com Lukashenko says Ukraine is building up forces on Belarusian borderThe Belarusian leader pointed out that a special operation was underway on Ukraine's border with Belarus, with up to 10,000 troops present in the area Ukraine is building up forces on the border with Belarus, Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko said at a conference devoted to the …

Staff (2022-01-17). Poroshenko returns to Ukraine, faces prosecution for 'treason'. rt.com Ukraine's former president could be sent to jail after scheduled courtroom appearance | Former Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko, declared wanted last month for a number of serious crimes, including high treason, has flown back to Kiev in time for a court hearing that could see him remanded in custody. | Poroshenko, who led Ukraine from 2014 to 2019, left the country last month around the same time a summons was issued for his interrogation. He is being investigated over his alleged involvement in the funding of separatist fighters in the Donbass, in eastern Ukraine, through the illegal sale of coal. This,…

Newsclick (2022-01-17). Mapping Faultlines: Despite talks, yawning gaps remain between Russia and West. peoplesdispatch.org NewsClick's Prabir Purkayastha talks about the situation in Europe after three rounds of discussions around Ukraine and the demands Russia has put to NATO and the US failed to produce any breakthroughs…

Rick Rozoff (2022-01-17). Kremlin's red lines to Moscow. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com Kremlin Identifies 'Red Line' In NATO-Russia Relations President Vladimir Putin's spokesperson has explained how NATO created the situation which Russia 'couldn't tolerate any more' NATO's "gradual invasion" into Ukraine has brought the US-led bloc right to Moscow's "red line," Kremlin spokesperson Dmitry Peskov told CNN. He said the situation poses an imminent threat to the …

Staff (2022-01-17). New move in Ukrainian clampdown on Russian language. rt.com New publishing law does not recognize Russian as native language in country | Russian-language media in Ukraine will now be forced to publish a secondary version in the country's official tongue under a new law that selectively bans "foreign" language publications that don't come with a translation. | According to the law, which was passed in 2019 but came into force on Sunday, all print media must publish a Ukrainian version on the same day, with the same name, content, and volume. | Despite Russian being a common mother tongue in much of Ukraine and predominant in many cities in both the east and south of th…

Staff (2022-01-17). Who is Biden's unblinking chief negotiator on Russia & Ukraine? rt.com Wendy Sherman has helped Democratic presidents negotiate now-failed deals with North Korea and Iran | Veteran US diplomat Wendy Sherman is the woman conveying Washington's messages about NATO expansion in Europe to Moscow — but the 'hard-nosed' negotiator was previously involved in sealing security deals with Pyongyang and Tehran. | Neither the Clinton-era Framework Agreement with North Korea nor the Obama-era Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) acted as the enduring restraints on nuclear proliferation that they were meant to be. | Who is Wendy Sherman? | The 72-year-old diplomat heading the US de…

sputniknews (2022-01-17). Kremlin on US Threats of 'Sharp Pain' Over Ukraine: Russia Considering Various Scenarios. sputniknews.com US Undersecretary of State Victoria Nuland announced Saturday that the US had prepared 18 scenarios to respond to hypothetical Russian 'aggression' over Ukraine, saying the conversation between the US and its allies has been about "inflicting very sharp pain very fast if Russia makes this move in any form".

Rick Rozoff (2022-01-17). Critical partnership: NATO boosts Ukraine's technical, C4ISR capabilities. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com Ukraine, NATO reaffirm commitment to technical cooperation The NATO Communications and Information Agency (NCI Agency) and Ukraine signed on January 17, 2022 a renewed Memorandum of Agreement to continue their work together on technology-related projects, according to a statement posted on NATO's website. "We have successfully worked with Ukraine for several years, delivering key capabilities …

Rick Rozoff (2022-01-17). British military oversees Ukrainian war plans. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com Britain to assist Ukraine in training Joint Forces command The commands of the Joint Forces of the Armed Forces of Ukraine and the British Armed Forces agreed on a response to existing military threats. "Commander of the Joint Forces of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, Lieutenant General Serhiy Nayev held a working meeting with Chief …

Vijay Prashad (2022-01-17). Is the West determined to starve the people of Afghanistan? greenleft.org.au Afghanistan is facing a worsening humanitarian crisis, writes Vijay Prashad.

Scarlet Kim (2022-01-17). Immigrant Service Members are Part of the Fabric of America. aclu.org In his 1963 "Letter from a Birmingham Jail," Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. wrote that "[w]e are caught in an inescapable network of mutuality, tied in a single garment of destiny" and that "nyone who lives inside the United States can never be considered an outsider." Dr. King was specifically addressing the charge that he was an "outside agitator" who had come to Birmingham to stir up trouble. However, Dr. King's words also reflect a broader vision of inclusivity — that all who come to this country immediately form part of its fabric. | The "single garment" of America that Dr. King spoke of is knit toge…

_____ (2022-01-17). Are Western Countries Determined To Starve The People Of Afghanistan? popularresistance.org On January 11, 2022, the United Nations (UN) Emergency Relief Coordinator Martin Griffiths appealed to the international community to help raise $4.4 billion for Afghanistan in humanitarian aid, calling this effort, "the largest ever appeal for a single country for humanitarian assistance." This amount is required "in the hope of shoring up collapsing basic services there," said the UN. If this appeal is not met, Griffiths said, then "next year [2023] we'll be asking for $10 billion." | The figure of $10 billion is significant. A few days after the Taliban took power in Afghanistan in mid-August 2021, the US gove…

_____ (2022-01-17). Biden Urged To Fire Covid Response Chief Over 'Damning' Failures. popularresistance.org President Joe Biden is coming under growing pressure to fire White House Coronavirus Response Coordinator Jeff Zients—a former private equity executive with no public health background—as the administration continues to face criticism over its slow-moving and inadequate efforts to combat Covid-19. | Watchdog groups have long warned that Zients is not qualified to take on the massive task of leading the federal government's pandemic response given both his lack of scientific and medical experience as well as his record in the private sector, where his firm invested in a company accused of exploitative…

_____ (2022-01-17). Should We Disrupt The Democratic Party Or Try To Take It Over? popularresistance.org When trying to figure out how they should interact with political parties, social movements face a common challenge: Should they push from without or seek to operate from within? Should they act as a destabilizing threat to all politicians, or should they work to build strength within a mainstream party? | Frances Fox Piven and Daniel Schlozman are two theorists who stand at opposite poles of this debate. In Piven's view, movements win by deploying disruptive power from the outside that can polarize the public and create discomfort among politicians. "[M]ovements of mass defiance fired the most important episodes…

_____ (2022-01-17). Wisconsin's Rural Schools In 'Crisis Mode'. popularresistance.org No matter who you ask, whether it's education association officials, university professors, researchers or the teachers themselves, they'll all tell you the same thing: | The number one problem facing Wisconsin's rural school districts is finding‚Äâ—‚Äâand keeping‚Äâ—‚Äâenough teachers to teach in those districts. | "The teacher shortage is an issue all across the country," says Kim Kaukl, who worked for more than 30 years as a school administrator before becoming the executive director of the Wisconsin Rural Schools Alliance (WIRSA).

Canadian Tire Fire (2022-01-17). Canadian Tire Fire #26: News From a Housing and Shelter System in Crisis and the Fight To Defend Old Growth. itsgoingdown.org This week, after an update on the Wet'suwet'en struggle, we cover a new group fighting for old growth protection on the west coast, and news from a housing and shelter system in crisis across so-called Canada. Wet'suwet'en Struggle Continues Wet'suewet'en Hereditary Chief Madeek sees where CGL is planning to lay its pipeline & drill under…

Chris Hollis (2022-01-17). An open letter on why we demand justice for Jason Walker. workers.org This open letter was written on Jan. 14 after a Justice March for Jason Walker, who was murdered by a Cumberland County, North Carolina, Sheriff's deputy Jan. 8. Today was a memorable day led by a coalition of social activist organizations in Fayetteville, North Carolina. It was a day of . . . |

Editor2 (2022-01-17). Colombia: "In Arauca We Have Suffered Every Form of War" orinocotribune.com Amid an escalation in the armed conflict in the border region of Arauca, social leader and human rights defender Sonia López discusses the broader context of systemic state violence against communities | On January 2, multiple organizations in the department of Arauca, Colombia,

Editor (2022-01-17). OSHA, SCOTUS and COVID-19. workers.org Each week new evidence emerges that U.S. capitalist institutions mismanage society and sabotage any actions that might aid the working people — who create all of society's wealth. PHOTO: National Nurses United In mid-January the Supreme Court reaffirmed its historic role as servant of profiteering monopolies, a role it has . . . |

G. Dunkel (2022-01-17). In France, massive education strike demands better COVID-19 response. workers.org In France, a Jan. 13 massive strike protested ineffective government COVID-19 plans for schools. The countrywide strike was organized by unions representing teachers, other school staff, parents and students. All French unions representing workers in education supported the call for the strike, along with student unions which represent secondary and . . . |

In Defense of Liberation! (2022-01-17). Our Revolution Can't Come in a Day: Organize, Build, and Fight for Tomorrow, Today! anchor.fm In this episode I try to put a lot of what's been on my mind into a cohesive discussion about yet again why we need to organize, why we need to get involved, and why we need to build. We have much to do and not a lot of time to do it! We must build a base in our community, connect with internationalists and organizations, and build together so we can strike a blow at the heart of this broken global system: Capitalism-Imperialism!

Isheka N. Harrison (2022-01-17). Ronnie Spector, Lead Ronettes Singer, Passes Away At 78. moguldom.com Ronnie Spector, lead singer of the iconic 1960s girl group the Ronettes, died Wednesday, Jan. 12, after a brief battle with cancer. She was 78. "Our beloved earth angel, Ronnie, peacefully left this world today after a brief battle with cancer. She was with family and in the arms of her husband, Jonathan," the family …

Joyce Chediac (2022-01-17). Hospital greed caused nurse shortage, not COVID-19. liberationnews.org Short-staffing is an intentional practice where hospitals don't schedule enough RNs to safely care for patients in order to increase hospital profits.

Kevin Mwanza (2022-01-17). Who Is Iris Nevins? Meet The Founder Who Is Becoming A Player In NFTs And Web 3 Education. moguldom.com Iris Nevins is a 29-year-old art collector, former teacher and software engineer who has marshaled her skills to launch a non-fungible tokens (NFT) business to support Black artists in a profitable marketplace. Nevins left her career as a teacher and became a software engineer with the goal of contributing her growing technical knowledge and skills …

Kribsoo Diallo (2022-01-17). Conversations with Sudanese Activists on the Sudan Coup. towardfreedom.org Cairo-based Pan-Africanist researcher Kribsoo Diallo conducted interviews with Sudanese activists based in Khartoum. This represents part 2 of a two-part series on the Sudan coup.

Nino Brown (2022-01-17). Boston students walk out to demand remote learning & stronger COVID safety. liberationnews.org Students across Boston walked out of their schools at 10: 30 a.m. on Jan. 14 in protest against unsafe learning conditions. Their demands align with the Boston Teachers Union — that state officials strengthen COVID-19 safety protocols and make remote learning an option.

Nora Barrows-Friedman (2022-01-17). Podcast Ep 49: How UK activists closed an Israeli arms factory for good. electronicintifada.net We talk with Palestine Action members who did it.

Paul Dobson (2022-01-17). Venezuela & Colombia Deploy Troops to Border Region amid Renewed Tensions, Reported Incursions. venezuelanalysis.com Popular organizations denounced the "invasion" of 50 ELN members in Apure state on Friday.

Shabbir Manjee (2022-01-17). Killer cop Jason Van Dyke's early release sparks outrage. liberationnews.org The early release of Van Dyke is not only a failure of the justice system, but also a testament to the U.S. capitalist system's protection of their lethal and criminal police force.

Staff (2022-01-17). President Maduro Demands End to Fuel Mafias at Gas Stations. orinocotribune.com This Saturday, January 15, during his annual address to the nation, Venezuela's President Nicolás Maduro demanded that the appropriate authorities put an end to the mafias that exert influence over the distribution of fuel. | From the National Assembly headquarters, the Venezuelan president asked for support from the attorney general of the republic to enact justice and put an end to corruption in the domestic fuel market. | "This is shameful and has to end," President Maduro said, "the mafia management of the sale and distribution of fuel in this country. Enough of these nauseating mafias. We must unmask them, a…

Staff (2022-01-17). Venezuelan People & Army Deployed to Confront Colombian Paramilitary Violence in La Gabarra. orinocotribune.com The presence of Colombian paramilitary gangs since last Friday in La Gabarra, a town bordering Colombia in Venezuela's Apure state, has provoked an immediate reaction by the Bolivarian National Armed Force (FANB) along with local residents, organized by the Simón Bolívar Socialist Communal City. The people and army have responded to the situation with the support of the mayor of Guasdualito, José María Romero, of the United Socialist Party of Venezuela (PSUV). | A group of about 50 men, referred to as Armed Terrorists Colombian Drug Traffickers (TANCOL), were reported on the Colombian side of the border, composed…

Staff (2022-01-17). Solidarity with Ahmad Sa'adat, Palestinian resistance leader, in the heart of downtown Toulouse. samidoun.net On Saturday, 15 January, the Collectif Palestine Vaincra, a member organization of the Samidoun Network, organized a Palestine Stand outside the Capitole metro station in Toulouse, France, as part of the International Week of Action to Free Ahmad Sa'adat, General Secretary of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine, unjustly imprisoned by the Israeli […] | The article

Lynda Carson (2022-01-17). The Oath Keepers unfolding demise. indybay.org Mugshot of Elmer Stewart Rhodes, founder of the Oath Keepers:…

Abdul Rahman (2022-01-17). Rising inequality a form of economic violence by governments, says Oxfam report. peoplesdispatch.org The report claims that misplaced government policies have resulted in rising inequality, with the wealth of the top 10 richest men doubling during the pandemic between March 2020 and November 2021 when the incomes of 99% of the world's population have suffered…

Editor (2022-01-17). The Epic Struggle over the Epicenter of U.S. Global Power. scheerpost.com From Brave Rabbit on By Alfred McCoy / Throughout 2021, Americans were absorbed in arguments over mask mandates, school closings, and the meaning of the January 6th attack on the Capitol. Meanwhile, geopolitical hot spots were erupting across Eurasia, forming a veritable ring of fire around that vast land mass. | Let's circle that continent to visit just a few of those flashpoints, each one suffused with si…

Staff (2022-01-17). FAA reveals which planes can potentially withstand 5G interference. rt.com The US Federal Aviation Administration has cleared less than a half of the nation's commercial fleet | Some 45 percent of the US commercial fleet have been cleared for low-visibility landing at just over half of the airports most affected by 5G interference, the FAA said. | The aviation safety agency

Ramzy Baroud (2022-01-17). The Real 'Doomsday Scenario': How Palestinian Hunger Striker, Abu Hawash Forced Israeli Concession. orinocotribune.com By Ramzy Baroud — Jan 12, 2022 | 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 A Palestinian political activist, Abu Hawash, 41, is a father of five. He was arrested by the Israeli army from his home in the town of Dura near Al-Khalil (Hebron) in October 2020. For the last consecutive…

Margaret Kimberley (2022-01-17). Nicaragua in the Multipolar World. orinocotribune.com By Margaret Kimberley — Jan 12, 2022 | The U.S. regime change effort in Nicaragua has failed. The people are determined to assert their rights of self-determination and the U.S. is not the only player on the world stage. | The United States and the European Union announced new sanctions on the day that Daniel Ortega was inaugurated as president of Nicaragua. The move was not surprising, given that the United States congress passed the

sputniknews (2022-01-17). Netanyahu Mulls Plea Bargain But What Will it Mean for Israel's Political Scene? sputniknews.com According to reports, the former prime minister would evade a prison if a plea bargain ends up being reached. For now, the main friction revolves around the charge of moral turpitude, an official declaration that would bar the 72-year old leader from politics for the next seven years.

Betsey Piette (2022-01-17). Safe, affordable housing is a right! workers.org Philadelphia On Jan. 5, 12 people, including nine children in an extended family, died in a row house fire in Philadelphia's Fairmount neighborhood. All the victims were Black. Four days later on Jan. 9, a fire in a Bronx high-rise in New York City claimed 17 lives, including eight children. . . . |

WSWS (2022-01-17). Redondo Beach, California high school students walk out amid mass COVID-19 infections. wsws.org Redondo Union High School senior Michael Lee-Chang spoke with the WSWS on the students' courageous actions and the deepening spread of COVID-19 within schools.

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2022-01-17). Mali vs. Ecowas: Bamako Can Count on International Support. libya360.wordpress.com Mikhail Gamandiy-Egorov In the current tug of war between Mali and the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), the Malian authorities are unlikely to relent, as they can count on a number of African and international supporters. But also on domestic popular support and broad sympathies from pan-African civil society. Many observers have noted…

teleSUR, JGN (2022-01-17). Cuba se solidariza con Tonga tras erupción de volcán y tsunami. telesurtv.net "Nuestra solidaridad al pueblo y gobierno tonganos, así como deseos de pronta recuperación", externó el ministro de Relaciones Exteriores.

teleSUR, JGN (2022-01-17). Venezuela realiza despliegue militar en frontera con Colombia. telesurtv.net El Ceofanb subrayó que luchará contra los grupos Tancol en cualquiera de sus formas.

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