Daily Archives: January 24, 2022

2022-01-24: News Headlines

Steve Lalla (2022-01-24). Tumult in Honduras as Libre Members Betray President-Elect Xiomara Castro. orinocotribune.com January 23, 2022 (OrinocoTribune.com)—Following the betrayal of 18 members of the Libre party, Luis Redondo and Jorge Cálix were sworn in as presidents of the National Congress of Honduras in two parallel events, leading to a complicated situation in the Central American nation. The betrayal by Libre Congress members and their selection of Cálix violated the political alliance agreed to during President-elect Xiomara Castro's campaign. | Castro won the elections of November 28, as candidate of an alliance between her Libre (Liberation and Refoundation) party and the Savior of Honduras Party (PSH). As an agr…

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2022-01-24). Honduras: Two Congressional Presidents Appointed in Parallel Sessions Days Before Xiomara Castro's Inauguration. libya360.wordpress.com Congressmen Luis Redondo and Jorge Cálix appointed as heads of Honduran Congress On Sunday, in two parallel sessions, the Honduran Congress appointed deputies Luis Redondo and Jorge Cálix as heads of its Board of Directors for the period 2022-2026. In the Legislative building, which dawned without electricity service and which this Sunday was still guarded…

sputniknews (2022-01-24). Biden Reportedly Eyeing Troop Deployment to Eastern Europe, Baltic States Amid Heightened Tensions. sputniknews.com US President Joe Biden is weighing the deployment of troops, warships, and aircraft to NATO allies in Eastern Europe and the Baltic states amid increased tensions with Moscow over the possibility of a Russian "invasion" of Ukraine.

sputniknews (2022-01-24). NATO Sends Additional Ships, Fighter Jets to Eastern Europe Amid Ukraine Tensions. sputniknews.com The Pentagon earlier reportedly proposed that US President Joe Biden deploy up to 5,000 additional troops to Eastern Europe. The proposed deployment did not affect Ukraine, which Washington claims is facing the threat of a Russian "invasion". Moscow has repeatedly rejected these allegations.

Staff (2022-01-24). UK begins evacuation of diplomats from Ukraine. rt.com London has commenced withdrawing diplomatic staff amid fears that a Russian invasion of Ukraine is imminent | Britain has ordered the withdrawal of staff from its embassy in Kiev "in response to growing threat" from Moscow, as tensions on the Ukrainian-Russian border continue to remain high amid Western fears that the Kremlin is planning an invasion. | In an update published on the website of the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO), it was revealed that London has opted to "temporarily" withdraw some staff and their dependants from Kiev, noting that the embassy would remain open and continue pr…

Editor2 (2022-01-24). Israeli-Linked Elbit Systems UK Sells off Part of Manchester Business Targeted by pro-Palestine Activists. orinocotribune.com Elbit Systems UK, an international technology company linked to Israel, has sold off part of one of its subsidiary businesses operating in Oldham, UK a move pro-Palestine groups are claiming is a 'victory'. | Elbit Systems UK, a subsidiary of the Israeli weapons maker, has sold off part of its daughter company operating at a factory in Oldham, Greater Manchester, which Elbit announced Monday it was selling the Power and Control Business of its subsidiary Fer…

Editor (2022-01-24). NATO's tentacles from Europe to Latin America. mronline.org International analysts are often, and understandably, asked whether there will be a change in U.S. foreign policy depending on whether a Republican or Democratic president rules the White House.

Editor (2022-01-24). How to overthrow a life-threatening capitalism? mronline.org Capitalism jeopardizes the survival of humanity on earth. It reduces the price of the labour of reproducing labour power when it cannot make women do it for free within the family. How can we overcome it while putting the defence of life at the centre of our concerns?>

Prabhat Patnaik (2022-01-24). Social sciences and the colonised mind. mronline.org A CRUCIAL component of the imperialist system is the colonisation of third world minds that helps to sustain it. This colonisation is pervasive, but here we shall discuss only academic colonisation and that too relating to the social sciences.

Isheka N. Harrison (2022-01-24). A Look Inside Stanley Campbell's Black-Owned Golf Course In Florida: 7 Things To Know. moguldom.com There is a Black-owned golf course in Florida and it's owned by Florida A&M University (FAMU) graduate Stanley Campbell. Already known for being a trailblazer, Campbell, 66, added becoming a member of the very small group of Black Americans who own a golf course to his resume in 2021. Here are seven things to …

Kevin Mwanza (2022-01-24). Instagram And TikTok Are Testing Creator Subscription Rollout. moguldom.com Instagram has started rolling out paid subscriptions for creators and TikTok says may be following suit, exploring a feature that would allow influencers to paywall some of the content they share on the app, according to a report by The Information. The Instagram subscriptions feature, first spotted on App store back in November, is now …

Ann Brown (2022-01-24). Regina King's Son Ian Alexander Jr. Dies By Suicide. moguldom.com Ian Alexander Jr., the only child of Academy Award-winning actress Regina King, died on Jan. 19 on what would have been his 26 birthday. "Our family is devastated at the deepest level by the loss of Ian. He is such a bright light who cared so deeply about the happiness of others. Our family asks …

Ann Brown (2022-01-24). Detroit Overcharged Homeowners $600M From 2010-2016, Many Seek Compensation. moguldom.com Between 2010 and 2016, the majority-Black city of Detroit overtaxed homeowners by at least $600 million. Although the Michigan Constitution states that no property can be assessed at more than 50 percent of its market value, Detroit assessed 55 percent-to-85 percent of property in violation of that law, The Detroit Free Press reported. As a result of …

Isheka N. Harrison (2022-01-24). Fannie Lou Hamer Institute To Host Reparations Conference: Economist Julianne Malveaux, Kamm Howard, Ron Daniels And More Set As Speakers. moguldom.com The Fannie Lou Hamer Institute is hosting a virtual community meeting and townhall about reparations. Entitled "Reparations Beyond Equity," the town hall will be held on Saturday, Jan. 29 at 11 a.m. Some of the top economists, scholars, activists and reparations advocates are among the speakers and moderators. They include Dr. Tabatha L. Jones Jolivet, …

Torraine Walker (2022-01-24). Opinion: The Black Boogeyman Lie. moguldom.com If you're not careful, the newspapers will have you hating the people who are being oppressed, and loving the people who are doing the oppressing —— Malcolm X There's a scene in D.W. Griffith's racist epic "Birth of a Nation" that takes place in the South Carolina Senate chamber during the Reconstruction period when, for …

Ann Brown (2022-01-24). Petition Circulating At Ivy League UPenn Over Amy Wax Warning About Too Much Immigration And 'Dominance' By Asian Elites. moguldom.com Controversial University of Pennsylvania law professor Amy Wax has again stirred up a debate with recent remarks. This time, she claims there are too many Asians moving to the U.S. who do not have the "spirit of liberty." During a Dec. 20 interview with Glenn Loury, a social sciences professor at Brown University, she said, "The …

Dana Sanchez (2022-01-24). Reports Of Crypto-Backed DeFi Loans On Celsius (CEL) Getting Margin Called: 'I'm About To Get Liquidated'. moguldom.com Some people who took out loans backed by cryptocurrencies are experiencing a hangover due to margin calls sent out by at least one loan company after a brutal week that saw the prices of most digital coins fall dramatically. Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies crashed last week, with around $1.5 trillion wiped from the combined cryptocurrency …

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2022-01-24). Tancol in Arauca-Apure: NATO's Projection into Latin America? libya360.wordpress.com Misión Verdad The border between Venezuela and Colombia at the Arauca River has been heating up again since the beginning of 2022 (Photo: Archive). The violence that has recently occurred on the border between Venezuela and Colombia, specifically in the municipality of Paez in the state of Apure, should be regarded as a symptom of…

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2022-01-24). The Anaconda Loop: NATO's Strategy Against Russia. libya360.wordpress.com José Negrón Valera The year 2030 seems to be a horizon to which we should pay close attention. Three separate but complementary news items provide us with clues as to the configuration the world will take by that date. First, China's Ministry of Industry and Information Technology reports that, by that year, the global commercialization…

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2022-01-24). The UN is Being Used as a Cover for Criminal Activity in Africa. libya360.wordpress.com Valery Kulikov Founded after the end of the Second World War, the United Nations Organization set itself a primary goal of defending peace and justice in all countries. In furtherance of this goal the UN has sent troops to armed conflicts of all kinds, mounting some 70 peacekeeping missions since 1945. Known as Blue Helmets,…

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2022-01-24). Military Deployment in Ukraine: Is a War in Eastern Europe on the Horizon? libya360.wordpress.com Yoselina Guevara NATO member states began deploying more ships and fighter jets to Eastern Europe on Monday, January 24, in an effort to bolster the deterrence and defense of the Western military bloc as Russia continues to place troops along the Ukrainian border. In an official posting on the Atlantic Alliance website NATO Secretary General…

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2022-01-24). Three Years Later, Guaidó Represents No One, Says Russian Ambassador to Caracas. libya360.wordpress.com Three years after proclaiming himself interim president of Venezuela, opposition figure Juan Guaidó does not represent anyone, Russian Ambassador to Caracas Sergey Melik-Bagdasárov told Sputnik News. "Today, he is a nobody and does not represent anyone. This figure exists only in virtual space and in the feverish minds of his American supporters," Melik-Bagdasarov said. In…

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2022-01-24). Anti-Chinese Propaganda, Christian Nationalism, & the Foundations for a Right-Wing Terror Campaign. libya360.wordpress.com Rainer SheaUsing the USA's rising anti-Chinese sentiment as their ideological unifier, Christian nationalists are partnering with reactionary militias and imperialist agents to build a growing fascist movement. One that, if it doesn't fulfill its goals for regime change abroad, is still likely to carry out a successful version of its January 6th coup attempt at…

_____ (2022-01-24). UAE Can't Hide its War on Yemen behind Finehearted Conversations. journal-neo.org Ever since the opening of Dubai Expo 2020 in Dubai, the UAE appears to have become the centre of tourism in the region, adding to its overall standing as a modern, peaceful state. The UAE's image-politics also involves its legal reforms — in particular, those targeted at attracting foreign (non-Muslim) investors and residents. Abu Dhabi's …

_____ (2022-01-24). Turkey's Sociopolitical Crisis is getting Worse. journal-neo.org Turkey has lately shown signs of a clearly growing socio-political crisis in the country. Its economy is going through a difficult, if not disastrous, phase: the lira is plummeting, foreign exchange reserves are shrinking, external debt and unemployment are skyrocketing. All this raises doubts about the republic's financial and economic prospects and the sustainability of …

Anonymous Contributor (2022-01-24). Militant Defense Helps Delay and Prevent Encampment Evictions in Minneapolis. itsgoingdown.org Report on ongoing eviction defense of encampments in so-called Minneapolis as the city ramps up attempts to push out the unhoused. Minneapolis encampment supporters are proving that decentralized, autonomous resistance to sweeps can and does work to delay and prevent camp evictions. Two successful defenses have been mounted in the past two weeks, as the…

Anonymous Contributor (2022-01-24). Community Stands in Solidarity with Encampment Demanding End to Police Harassment and Access to Housing. itsgoingdown.org Report on ongoing protest encampment at the Idaho state capitol in Boise demanding an end to police harassment of the houseless and access to housing and beyond. With housing costs skyrocketing, temperatures plummeting, and cops relentlessly harassing and ticketing people experiencing houselessness, folks sleeping on the streets in so-called Boise, Idaho have found themselves scrambling…

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Adri Nieuwhof (2022-01-24). Munich anti-BDS policy is illegal, German federal court rules. electronicintifada.net Meanwhile, Palestine solidarity supporters face lawsuit in Austria.

David Swanson (2022-01-24). Activists in Canada Build Construction Site on Pipeline Executives' Front Lawns. dissidentvoice.org World Beyond War Toronto, Ontario, Canada — This morning, Toronto supporters of the Wet'suwet'en land defense struggle against the Coastal Gaslink pipeline set up construction sites at the Toronto homes of TC Energy Board Chair Siim Vanaselja and Royal Bank of Canada Executive Doug Guzman. The supporters also flyered the neighborhood with photos of the …

Matt Sedlar (2022-01-24). All Workers Should Share the Benefits of Growth, Raise the Federal Minimum Wage. cepr.net It is time for Congress to say that employers in some states can't exploit their workers, even when the state's politicians want to preserve that option.

In Defense of Liberation! (2022-01-24). Anxiety, Depression and Organizing. anchor.fm In this episode I briefly discussed a lot of the issues that we seem to be facing across the world when it comes to a lack of community, connection, solidarity, and organization. I also talk about the difficulties that anxiety, depression and other mental illnesses which are endemic, affect those of us who even want to organize! This will all become easier if we come together and organize tho! Those of us who can, need to, those who can't must learn and educate themselves until they can, so that we're all as prepared as we can to take on the challenges to come. We have a world to win, long live the Revolution!

Dr. Binoy Kampmark (2022-01-24). Nostalgia at the AUKMIN Talks: Britain's Forces Eye Australia. asia-pacificresearch.com

ecns.cn (2022-01-24). Enchanting aerial view of colorful Salt Lake after snow. ecns.cn The colorful Salt Lake in Yuncheng city, North China's Shanxi province is beautifully decorated by snow on Jan.23, 2022 as the temperature plummets. (Photo/VCG)…

sputniknews (2022-01-24). UK Has Begun Staff Withdrawal From Its Embassy in Ukraine. sputniknews.com The tensions around Ukraine have flared up over the past several days, with the US Department of State ordering the evacuation of American diplomats' families from the country.

Toward increased Networking (2022-01-24). Online events w) Isabel Allende, Kali Akuno, Selma James, Naomi Klein, Vandana Shiva, etc. indybay.org Here are some 40 online events taking place over the next 2 weeks (and starting at 11 am tomorrow, January 24th), featuring people such as Isabel Allende, Angela Davis, Kali Akuno, Stephanie Kelton, Selma James, Naomi Klein, Vandana Shiva, and many others. | These events are hosted from various locations all across the country, as well from Canada, the UK, and Australia (however, the listed times are all for our "Pacific time zone"). Of course, feel free to share this info with others who might be interested in it.

WSWS (2022-01-24). Portland, Oregon municipal workers vote to strike. wsws.org Over 1,100 workers in Portland, Oregon, rejected the city's "last, best and final offer" and voted to strike to improve pay and working conditions.

ecns.cn (2022-01-24). Japan to ignore S. Korea's objection to push for controversial mine listing by UNESCO: foreign minister. ecns.cn Japan will ignore South Korea's objection when deliberating a contentious plan to nominate a gold and silver mine site on Sado Island in Niigata Prefecture for the 2023 UNESCO World Heritage list.

ecns.cn (2022-01-24). Australian Olympic team finalised for Beijing. ecns.cn The Australian Olympic Committee (AOC) on Monday announced 44 athletes across 10 disciplines to compete at the Beijing Olympic Winter Games in 2022.

sputniknews (2022-01-24). Taliban's 'Luxury' Visit to Norway Blasted as 'Disrespectful to Taxpayers', 'Mockery of the Fallen'. sputniknews.com Criticising her government's ongoing talks with the Taliban* on human rights and humanitarian crises, Norwegian Progress Party leader Sylvi Listhaug said it was as naàØve as "believing in Santa Claus and the Easter bunny at the same time".

Santa Cruz Museum of Natural History (2022-01-24). Tuesday 1/25: Pollinators and Urban Community Gardens with Stacy Philpott. indybay.org To register for this free online event, visit: | www.santacruzmuseum.org/1-25-pollinators…

WSWS (2022-01-24). On eve of January 6 attack, Trump lawyers drafted order requiring military to seize ballots. wsws.org The draft order was a charter for presidential dictatorship. It would have declared a state of emergency, suspended the constitution, and placed the country under military rule.

Staff (2022-01-24). Goldie the pufferfish 'thriving' after dentist visit. rt.com An unusual pet suffered from a rare condition that prevented her from eating, but now she's doing great | A UK veterinarian has successfully treated a pet pufferfish that had been suffering from a rare condition, restoring both its ability to eat and its charming 'smile' in an hour-long dental operation. | The fish, named Goldie, had teeth that had grown so long that it could not eat. Vet Daniel Calvo Carrasco realized that the problem, which had been caused by its dislike for the hard-shelled foods that would have worn them down, required urgent medical intervention. He and his team at Sandhole Veterinary Cen…

Fight Back (2022-01-24). Hennepin County AFSCME members picket in leadup to strike. fightbacknews.org Minneapolis MN – Trails of frozen breath rose above hundreds of workers, January 19, as they chanted and picketed in subzero temperatures in front of county buildings throughout Hennepin County, the most populous county in Minnesota. The picketers are members of AFSCME Local 34 and AFSCME Local 2822 and work as library workers, social service workers and more. Earlier that morning the union members filed notice to go on strike February 2. | The AFSCME members have been in contract negotiations since spring of 2021 and are now working without a contract. They have been fighting for decent pay increases to keep up…

UFCLP (2022-01-24). Thursday 1/27: Defend 5,000 Striking South African Clover Workers. indybay.org San Francisco Israeli Consulate | 456 Montgomery St San Francisco, CA 94104…

Friends of Station 40 (2022-01-24). Station 40 is Resisting Eviction. indybay.org Station 40 has provided a place to gather and affordable housing in the Mission for eighteen years, and supporters of this space are fighting to keep it from being evicted by predatory landlords.

Zahra Mirzafarjouyan (2022-01-24). Multiple explosions sound off in Abu Dhabi (+VIDEO). en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jan. 24 (MNA) — Air defense systems in the United Arab Emirates capital of Abu Dhabi were activated after two ballistic missiles targeted the city early Monday morning.

ecns.cn (2022-01-24). China maps five-year plan for building modern distribution system. ecns.cn China's top economic planner on Monday unveiled plans for a modern distribution system over the 14th Five-Year Plan period (2021-2025).

Staff (2022-01-24). Headlines for January 24, 2022. democracynow.org U.K. High Court Rules Assange Can Request Appeal of Extradition to U.S., U.S. Judge Blocks Vaccine Mandate for Federal Workers, U.S. Reduces Kyiv Embassy Staff, Weighs Sending Troops to Region as Tensions Mount with Russia, Saudi-Led Airstrikes Kill at Least 82 People in Yemen, Including African Migrants, 150 People Killed in Attack on Syrian Prison, Bus Bomb Kills 7 People in Afghanistan; Taliban Officials Arrive in Oslo for International Talks, Reports: Burkina Faso's President Detained by Soldiers Amid Growing Unrest, Armed Men Detain Sudanese Women's Rights Activist Amira Osman, Palestinians Call for Probe in…

William Briggs (2022-01-24). The US role in the Russia-Ukraine conflict. greenleft.org.au The threat of war in Europe between Russia and a United States-sponsored, client-state in Ukraine is real, writes William Briggs. The security of Europe and the world is under direct threat and we receive, as always, a skewed and distorted view of what is going on.

Morteza Ahmadi Al Hashem (2022-01-24). Four killed, one injured in US' Inglewood shooting. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jan. 24 (MNA) — Four people were killed and one person was wounded early Sunday after more than 40 rounds of ammunition were fired in an "ambush" shooting at a birthday house party in Inglewood.

Staff (2022-01-24). La mentira infantil de Washington y su embajada. cubadebate.cu El imperio siempre se mira al espejo para buscar faltas que atribuir a otros. Desde hace meses, funcionarios del gobierno de Washington y su Embajada en La Habana se han desgañitado acusando a Cuba de procesar a menores de edad tras los hechos violentos del 11 y 12 de julio de 2020.

sputniknews (2022-01-24). UK PM Johnson Orders Inquiry Into MP Nusrat Ghani's Claims She Was Sacked for Her 'Muslimness'. sputniknews.com The Tory lawmaker previously alleged that her religious beliefs were the reason she was removed from the government amid a 2020 cabinet reshuffle.

Indybay (2022-01-24). Noise Demo Outside Landlord's Home as Station 40 Threatened with Eviction in San Francisco. itsgoingdown.org Anonymous report on recent noise demonstration in support of Station 40, an anarchist house and social center in the Mission District of so-called San Francisco, California, which is currently being threatened with eviction. Originally posted to Indybay.org. Station 40 is an anarchist house and social center in San Francisco that has provided a space in…

Staff (2022-01-24). How can you rent a car in Dubai? [Full guideline]. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jan. 24 (MNA) — Dubai is one of the most tourist cities in the world where everyone like to visit it at least once in their time life.

Barry Sheppard (2022-01-24). United States: The battle against Trumpism can't be left to the Democrats. greenleft.org.au Donald Trump is aiming to take back the majority in the Senate and the House in November, aided by voter suppression, as stage one of his 2024 presidential re-election campaign, write Barry Sheppard and Malik Miah.

Labor Video Project (2022-01-24). MLK Day Strike By NUHW Kaiser Mental Healthcare Workers To Stop Systemic Racism. indybay.org A strike was held by National Union Of Healthcare Workers NUHW healthcare workers at Kaiser on MLK day. They were protesting the failure of Kaiser to honor their pledge to make it a holiday. They also talked about the systemic racism at Kaiser.

Center for Biological Diversity (2022-01-24). Thursday 1/27: Saving Life on Earth: Virtual Screening of "River's End" and Q&A w/ Flimmakers. indybay.org Online film discussion on 1/27 following screening via on-demand streaming…

Alvaro Garcia Linera (2022-01-24). Behind the Extractivist Criticism of Progressive Governments Lies the Shadow of Conservative Restoration. orinocotribune.com Editorial note: As a rule Orinoco Tribune does not generally re-publish opinion pieces more than 10 days after their original publication, but in this case we are making an exception, because this is an issue that demands attention. OT does not necessary share Linera's comments about J.V. Stalin. | By Alvaro García Linera — Jan 20, 2022 (originally composed in 2013) | In the face of the naive leftism that thinks that a society can escape world domination by itself, Lenin and Marx remind us that capitalism is planetary, and that the only way to overcome it is also planetary. Therefore the struggles and effort…

Rick Rozoff (2022-01-24). Video: John Mearsheimer, Rick Rozoff talk on Ukraine in 2015. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com Excerpts from the presentation. Audio and video don't align from about 6: 00-7: 00. For Desert Shield, read Ocean Shield. This year's iteration of the NATO Cold Response war games in the High North off Russia's northwest coast will include 35-40,000 troops, up from the 16,000 in 2014 as mentioned in the presentation. Our scepticism about the …

Maureen Ferran (2022-01-24). CORBEVAX, a new patent-free COVID-19 vaccine, could be pandemic game changer. zcomm.org It is unlikely that boosters will end this pandemic. Rather, developing globally accessible vaccines like CORBEVAX represent an important first step in vaccinating the world and ending this pandemic…

Fight Back (2022-01-24). Workers at Kane Community Living Centers vote to join Steelworkers union. fightbacknews.org Pittsburgh, PA – Roughly 500 workers at four Kane Community Living Centers voted unanimously January 21 to join the United Steelworkers union (USW). | Debbie Blakeley, a recreation aide at the Kane Ross Center facility in Ross Township, said that workers voted to join the USW in order to pursue workplace rights and a voice on the job as well as stronger wages and benefits. | "Respect is a big thing for all of us," said Blakeley, who has worked at the Kane Centers for 37 years. "I'm looking forward to working with the union to get what we deserve, because we all work really hard." | The bargaining unit will consis…

teleSUR (2022-01-24). Assange To Defy His Extradition To US Before UK Supreme Court. telesurenglish.net On Monday, London's High Court authorized WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange to challenge his extradition to the United States before the British Supreme Court. This decision temporarily blocks his transfer to that country. | RELATED: | British judges Ian Burnett and Tim Holroyde denied Assange permission to appeal their extradition approval before the Supreme Court. However, they validated his legal team's challenge…

ecns.cn (2022-01-24). Fujian's trade with Taiwan exceeds 100b yuan in 2021. ecns.cn Trade between East China's Fujian province and Taiwan rose 26.2 percent year on year to top 100 billion yuan (about $15.77 billion) in 2021, according to the Fujian provincial government work report.

kelly borkert (2022-01-24). The significance of the kid. indybay.org Fresno Food Not Bombs salutes 26 years of Saturday servers.

teleSUR (2022-01-24). Iran's UN Rights Restored After Paying Off Membership Arrears. telesurenglish.net Iran's ambassador to the United Nations Majid Takht-Ravanchi announced that his country regained its right to vote at the UN General Assembly after its membership dues to the organization were paid by South Korea with frozen Iranian funds. | RELATED: | He said that as soon as Iran's arrears are received in New York, the country's voting rights should naturally be restored. South Korea confirmed on Sunday that it has paid Tehran's m…

_____ (2022-01-24). Strengthening Ties between Iran and Russia Help Improve the Global Situation. journal-neo.org On January 20, President of the Islamic Republic of Iran Sayyid Ebrahim Raisi completed a two-day official visit to Moscow. The Iranian leader arrived in Moscow for the first time since taking office. His visit included talks with Russian President Vladimir Putin, a visit and address to members of the Russian State Duma, and personal meetings …

ecns.cn (2022-01-24). China's Wuhan posts robust GDP growth in 2021. ecns.cn Wuhan, capital of central China's Hubei Province, once hit hard by the COVID-19 epidemic in 2020, notched up 12.2 percent GDP growth in 2021, local authorities said Monday.

ecns.cn (2022-01-24). Ice-wall coolant leaks from Fukushima nuclear plant in Japan. ecns.cn The operator of Japan's disaster-hit Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant has confirmed that four tons of coolant had leaked from two storage tanks, local media reported Monday.

sputniknews (2022-01-24). Calls Pour in for Islamophobia Probe Into Tories Amid Nusrat Ghani 'Muslimness' Claims. sputniknews.com On Sunday, Tory Chief Whip Mark Spencer identified himself as the person ex-Transport Minister Nusrat Ghani made claims about when she argued that she was sacked from her post in 2020 because of her Muslim faith. Spencer rejected Ghani's claims as "completely false".

Staff (2022-01-24). China's yuan going from strength to strength. rt.com Positive trade balance underpins growth of national currency as overseas demand for Chinese-made goods surges | In 2021, Beijing's trade surplus reached an all-time high of $676 billion, boosted by buoyant demand for Chinese-made goods across the world, while a major decline in outbound travel amid the Covid pandemic also limited the deficit in services trade. | The surplus on China's current account climbed to an eight-year high of $224.2 billion, while the capital account surplus hit $83.2 billion, the highest since records began in 2010, Bloomberg reports, citing calculations based on data released by the S…

ecns.cn (2022-01-24). Zodiac tiger cultural relics exhibited in Fuzhou. ecns.cn The Year of the Tiger Zodiac Cultural Relics Joint Exhibition is held at Fujian Museum in Fuzhou, capital of Fujian Province on Jan. 23, 2022. (Photo: China News Service/Liu Kegeng)…

ecns.cn (2022-01-24). China's Jilin to build world-class ice and snow tourism resort. ecns.cn China's Jilin Province has built 54 ski resorts and 279 snow tracks with a maximum daily capacity of about 100,000 visitors, said local authorities on Monday.

sputniknews (2022-01-24). Burkina Faso Military Declares They're Now Governing Country. sputniknews.com On Sunday there were reports of heavy gunfire in the capital city Ouagadougou but authorities initially denied there had been any coup attempt.

sputniknews (2022-01-24). Aaron Rodgers Slams 'Fake White House' After Biden Jokes About Player's Vaccination Status. sputniknews.com Packers' quarterback Aaron Rodgers took aim at US President Joe Biden and the latter's assertion that the US is gripped by a "pandemic of the unvaccinated". Rodgers called the Biden administration a "fake White House", and questioned the trustworthiness of the Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in an interview with ESPN.

sputniknews (2022-01-24). Situation Near London High Court as Appeal Hearing in Assange Extradition to US Case Takes Place. sputniknews.com Assange faces up to 175 years in prison in the United States for publishing thousands of classified documents that exposed war crimes committed by American troops in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Morteza Ahmadi Al Hashem (2022-01-24). Iran roads min. due in Baku for bilateral talks. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jan. 24 (MNA) — Iranian Minister of Roads and Urban Development will depart for Baku on Monday to visit senior officials of the Republic of Azerbaijan to discuss transport capacities between the two countries.

WSWS (2022-01-24). Pasadena City College faculty demonstrate against resumption of in-person learning. wsws.org Almost 80 percent of faculty who were polled supported delaying the resumption of in-person learning. As of Saturday afternoon, an online petition organized by students had at least 1,800 signatures calling for continued remote instruction.

ecns.cn (2022-01-24). Former senior banking regulatory official expelled from CPC for power abuse. ecns.cn Cai Esheng, former vice chairman of China's top banking regulatory body, has been expelled from the Communist Party of China (CPC) for grave violations of Party discipline and laws.

ecns.cn (2022-01-24). World's largest steel truss cable-stayed bridge set to open. ecns.cn The Baijusi Yangtze River Bridge in Chongqing is scheduled to open at noon Monday.

Brittani Banks (2022-01-24). Why the Voting Rights Struggle Is a Tipping Point for American Democracy. independentmediainstitute.org E.J. Jenkins vividly recalls the day his mom worked a voter registration drive at a grocery store in Gary, Indiana, and followed one recalcitrant young man to his car, coaxing and cajoling him until he walked back inside and added his name to the rolls. Jenkins took her lead and grew into a dogged activist …

Polly Watkins (2022-01-24). Shambolic WA health is not COVID-19 ready. greenleft.org.au Not enough focus has been on doctors and nurses' warnings about that the deterioration of WA's healthcare system that, as Polly Watkins writes, has been run down for years.

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2022-01-24). Lung cancer: It is about more than smoking. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org World Cancer Day is February 4 ROCHESTER, Minn.— World Cancer Day is February 4 and that makes this the ideal time to talk about lung cancer and smoking. Internationally, lung cancer is the most common cause of cancer deaths and the World Health Organization estimates that 90% of cases could be prevented by eliminating tobacco use. People who smoke are at the greatest risk. Smokeless tobacco is also associated with lung cancer. And lung cancer…

WSWS (2022-01-24). US brings new charges against Haitian suspect in assassination of President Jovenel MoàØse. wsws.org The latest charges signal an acceleration of the US imperialist intervention in Haiti.

William Craig Cohen (2022-01-24). The Weekly Round-Up: Deprivations of citizenship, the state of the union and prison over Pride and Prejudice. ukhumanrightsblog.com In the news: On Friday, the Guardian reported on the earlier Freemovement.org quantitative analysis relating to deprivations of British citizenship. While it has been known and reported upon for some time, the analysis demonstrates a continued trend of increased deprivations, with a significant peak in 2017, when the number of people whose citizenship was removed …

Staff (2022-01-24). Hackers could take control of your PC through this game. rt.com PC servers for 'Darks Souls' 1, 2 and 3 turned off after reports of dangerous exploit | Bandai Namco and From Software have temporarily shut down PC servers for all 'Dark Souls' games after players began reporting an exploit that allowed malicious hackers to invade users' games and subsequently take remote control of their PCs. | It started when a post on the 'Elden Ring' subreddit revealed that a Remote Code Execution (RCE) exploit had been discovered within the 'Dark Souls' games and urged players to stay away from them until it's fixed. | Essentially, this exploit allows hackers to run scripts on a user's P…

Leon Kunstenaar (2022-01-24). Walk For "Life" Disrupted by Women's Rights Protest. indybay.org Justice R.B. Ginsberg, on leave from Heaven, joins activists…

sputniknews (2022-01-24). Ex-UN Expert: US-NATO Narrative of 'Russian Invasion' of Ukraine Has Turned Into 'Religious Dogma'. sputniknews.com Retired UN Independent Expert on the Promotion of a Democratic and Equitable International Order Alfred-Maurice de Zayas has sat down with Sputnik to discuss an ongoing anti-Russian campaign in the US and the EU promoting an evidence-free narrative of Moscow's alleged plan to invade Ukraine.

WSWS (2022-01-24). As death toll mounts, US officials, media try to declare the pandemic over. wsws.org New infections continue at a high pace, and death follows. Despite these dangerous conditions, the corporate parties and their media apologists portray a return to "normal."

Editor2 (2022-01-24). Ready for Another Game of Russian Roulette? orinocotribune.com By H. Bruce Franklin — Jan 19, 2022 | As the U.S. moves nuclear forces closer and closer to the border of Russia, and as our corporate media bang their war drums louder and louder, does anyone remember the Cuban missile crisis? | In June of 1961, just three months after the Bay of Pigs invasion of Cuba was defeated, the United States began the deployment of fifteen Jupiter nuclear missiles to Turkey, which shared a border with the Soviet Union. Each missile, armed with a W49 1.4 megaton thermonuclear warhead, was equivalent to 175 Hiroshima bombs. With their fifteen-hundred-mile range, the missiles were capa…

Staff (2022-01-24). Bucs and Brady brutally trolled by former teammate after defeat. rt.com Antonio Brown couldn't hide his glee online as his former team were eliminated from the NFL playoffs | Tom Brady's Tampa Bay Buccaneers were eliminated from the NFL postseason in the most dramatic circumstances imaginable late on Sunday when Matt Gay fired a last-second field goal through…

WSWS (2022-01-24). Oppose the dangerous reopening of universities! Students and youth must take up a fight against the pandemic! wsws.org The start of 2022 has brought young people around Australia face to face with the cruel reality of the ruling elite's criminal policies amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

sputniknews (2022-01-24). EU Diplomats Not Going to Leave Ukraine, Borrell Says. sputniknews.com MOSCOW (Sputnik) – The European Union will find out from US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken why the US has decided to evacuate some of its diplomats from Ukraine, foreign policy chief Josep Borrell said on Monday, adding that EU diplomats will not leave Ukraine.

sputniknews (2022-01-24). Houthis Claim Ballistic Missile Strikes on UAE Military Base in Abu Dhabi. sputniknews.com DOHA (Sputnik) – The United Arab Emirates (UAE) Defence Ministry earlier said that the country's air defence systems had intercepted and destroyed two ballistic missiles launched by the Houthis.

Peter Boyle (2022-01-24). Kurds rally against escalating attacks in Turkey, Iraq, Iran and Syria. greenleft.org.au Members of Sydney's Kurdish community rallied at Sydney Town Hall to protest escalating attacks on Kurds in Turkey, Iraq, Iran and Syria. Peter Boyle reports.

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

Staff (2022-01-24). ISIL claims responsibility for attack on Afghanistan's Herat. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jan. 24 (MNA) — The ISIL terrorist group claimed responsibility for the attack in the western Afghan city of Herat in a statement on Sunday.

Zahra Mirzafarjouyan (2022-01-24). Yemenis attack targets deep inside S. Arabia, UAE (+VIDEOS). en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jan. 24 (MNA) — According to media reports, the Yemeni army and popular committees targeted the deep inside Saudi Arabia and the UAE, and the armed forces will issue an important statement in the coming hours.

WSWS (2022-01-24). Malaysian government sets the stage for mass Omicron infections. wsws.org The number of community-transmitted Omicron infections is currently low; government modelling predicts daily case numbers could quickly hit 30,000.

Staff (2022-01-24). Transporte en la capital: Como la marea. cubadebate.cu La historia del transporte en La Habana, la mayor urbe y de más grande población en Cuba, podría resumirse en dos palabras: una marea. Y es que, en los últimos 15 años, la disponibilidad de medios ha subido y bajado, ha tenido picos rebosantes cual olas cristalinas, y como en un tsunami, el mar, o, mejor dicho, las guaguas, se han retirado (para siempre) y no precisamente para volver con mayor ímpetu.

Staff (2022-01-24). Jueces deciden hoy si Assange puede apelar ante Corte Suprema británica. cubadebate.cu El fundador de WikiLeaks, Julian Assange, sabrá hoy lunes si podrá apelar ante la Corte Suprema del Reino Unido un veredicto anterior que lo tiene a las puertas de ser extraditado a Estados Unidos. | La decisión será anunciada por los mismos jueces que en diciembre pasado aceptaron un recurso presentado por los fiscales estadounidenses contra la negativa de una magistrada de primera instancia a extraditar al periodista australiano.

Aviva Levine (2022-01-24). Chicago activists denounce crisis pregnancy centers, demand abortion rights. zcomm.org Please Help ZNet Source: Liberation Photo by Sheila Fitzgerald/Shutterstock In commemoration of the 49th anniversary of the landmark decision in Roe v. Wade, activists and community members came out into the streets of Chicago to protest crisis pregnancy centers and demand the federal legalization of abortion. Organized by the

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2022-01-24). What will be the future 'new normal' with COVID-19? newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Jan. 21 marks two years since the first confirmed case of COVID-19 was reported in the U.S. In that time, the nation has made strides to keep the virus in check as much as possible with testing, masking, social distancing, vaccines and other precautionary measures. Despite that fact, nearly 850,000 people in the U.S. have died from COVID-19. Will living in a pandemic be the "new normal" for everyone in the future? Or will COVID-19…

teleSUR (2022-01-24). Journalist Lourdes Maldonado Shot Dead In Tijuana City. telesurenglish.net On Sunday night, Mexican journalist Lourdes Maldonado was shot dead while she was in her car outside her home in the Villas de Santa Fe neighborhood in Tijuana city. | RELATED: | Upon hearing the detonations, witnesses reported the attack to the emergency services. Preliminary investigations showed that her car spent about 40 minutes in the same place before the attack and that the bullet hits smashed the glass on the driver's…

ecns.cn (2022-01-24). China sees slump in ivory smuggling amid intense crackdown. ecns.cn China has seen a significant decline in the number of ivory smuggling cases, as authorities continue to stringently crack down on such crimes, the General Administration of Customs (GAC) said Monday.

WSWS (2022-01-24). NFL halts COVID-19 testing of football players. wsws.org Last month, the National Football League responded to a massive Omicron outbreak by ending testing of vaccinated players. Now, during the playoffs, it has halted testing of unvaccinated players.

Tom Engelhardt (2022-01-24). Tomgram: Andrew Bacevich, Why Washington Can't Learn. warisacrime.org This article originally appeared at TomDispatch.com. To receive TomDispatch in your inbox three times a week, click here. Who even remembers when President Bush — no, not George W. but his father! — exclaimed, "By God, we've kicked the Vietnam Syndrome!" That was in the wake of Operation Desert Storm (aka the First Gulf War of …

Zach Silk (2022-01-24). Bidenomics, One Year Later. indybay.org The Center for American Progress takes a different approach, examining the successes of President Biden's bold economic policies and calling for the continuation and expansion of those policies in the years ahead by making permanent expansions to the safety net, providing rental assistance to families facing down the end of local eviction moratoriums.

Staff (2022-01-24). Buddhist Monk Thich Nhat Hanh, Hailed by MLK as "Apostle of Peace & Nonviolence," Dies at 95. democracynow.org World-renowned Buddhist monk, poet, teacher and antiwar activist Thich Nhat Hanh has died in his native Vietnam at the age of 95. He was exiled from Vietnam for decades beginning in the 1960s after he spoke out publicly against the war. In 1966, he traveled to the United States and met with Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., helping to persuade King to speak out against the U.S. War on Vietnam. King went on to nominate Thich Nhat Hanh for a Nobel Peace Prize a year later, calling him an "apostle of peace and nonviolence."

sputniknews (2022-01-24). Videos: UAE Air Defences Thwart Two Ballistic Missiles Targeting Abu Dhabi. sputniknews.com Three individuals were killed in Abu Dhabi last week after the Houthi faction launched a series of hostile attacks using cruise missiles, ballistic missiles, and drones targeting an Emirati oil facility near the Al-Dhafra Air Base. The attack saw the first use of the Terminal High Altitude Area Defence system. Not all rockets were intercepted.

Rick Rozoff (2022-01-24). The second bird is in Kyiv: U.S. delivers 80 tons more of lethal weapons to Ukraine. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com Second batch of lethal weapons from United States arrives in Ukraine The second batch of US military aid has arrived in Ukraine. This was announced by Defense Minister Olexiy Reznikov. *** "The second bird is in Kyiv! More than 80 tons of weapons to strengthen Ukraine's defense capabilities from our friends in the USA! And …

Yes on Empty Home Tax 2022 (2022-01-24). Saturday 2/12: Petition Signing Dance Party. indybay.org Shanty Shack Brewing | 138 Fern St, Santa Cruz…

Staff (2022-01-24). Israel planning to evacuate Ukrainian Jews — media. rt.com Israel is said to be contemplating a mass airlift of those eligible for Israeli citizenship in the case of a Russian invasion | Top officials in Israel are said to be preparing for a scenario in which will they fly out thousands of Jewish people from Ukraine in the event of a Russian invasion, a top local newspaper has reported amid persistent Western speculation that Moscow could be planning an all-out offensive. | In a report on Sunday, Haaretz claimed that representatives from several government offices had met over the weekend to discuss the risk of the Jewish community in the Eastern European nation poten…

Suzanne James (2022-01-24). A Greens perspective on parliamentary 'balance of power'. greenleft.org.au Suzanne James spoke to NSW Greens MP David Shoebridge about what can be achieved if progressives hold the balance of power in state or federal parliaments.

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2022-01-24). Consumer Health: Blood donation saves lives; are you a donor? newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org January is National Blood Donor Month, which makes this a good time to become a blood donor. Nearly 16 million blood components are transfused each year in the U.S., according to the American Red Cross. Daily needs include 29,000 units of red blood cells, 5,000 units of platelets and 6,500 units of plasma. People need a blood transfusion for many reasons. Some may need blood during surgery. Others depend on it after an accident or because they…

_____ (2022-01-24). Europe Faces a Moment of Truth Over Russia's Demands on the United States Presence in Europe. journal-neo.org The German government has recently refused overflight rights to the Royal Air Force who were sending planes to Ukraine loaded with weapons. The French government also refused overflight rights, which meant that the British planes had to make a long detour to eventually reach their destination. A further development of note in this context was …

posted by Norse (2022-01-24). Deadline, Background, and Significance of Latest City Attack on Food Not Bombs. indybay.org With less than a week remaining at their brief respite spot at 440 Front St., Food Not Bombs [FNB] activist Keith McHenry outlines the dark history of the City's attempt to crush the daily meal. With City Council rubberstamping the declared and seemingly endlessly renewed City Manager's powers during the 'COVID emergency" FNB has provided meals which the City and Housing Matters have cut off.

Sharon Akunda (2022-01-24). National Medical Stores, Nawa Agency decline paying drivers. plusnews.ug Drivers who in August last year delivered a consignment of medicines and other related items belonging to National Medical Stores (NMS) are yet to receive their payment, Plus News has learnt. NMS is a government-owned organisation in Uganda, mandated to procure, store and distribute human medication and health-related consumable items to government-owned health units in …

reImagine Santa Cruz (2022-01-24). Thursday 2/10: reImagine Conference: Two initiatives that will impact affordable housing. indybay.org Register Today: secure.actblue.com/donate/initiatives

Staff (2022-01-24). "The Janes": Meet the Women Who Formed a Collective to Provide Safe Abortions Before Roe v. Wade. democracynow.org As conservative justices on the Supreme Court threaten to overturn the landmark 1973 Roe v. Wade ruling that legalized abortions nationwide, we speak to the filmmakers and a subject of "The Janes" about life before Roe, when a collective of women in Chicago built an underground service for women seeking an abortion. Heather Booth, who founded the Jane Collective as a college student, speaks about adopting lessons from the civil rights movement and antiwar sentiments of the time. "You have to stand up to illegitimate authority," says Booth. The directors of the film, Emma Pildes and Tia Lessin, speak about their m…

WSWS (2022-01-24). Euclid Teachers Association files 10-day strike notice in Cleveland, Ohio suburb. wsws.org The teachers union filed a strike notice after keeping its members working without a contract since the start of the school year.

Oakland Privacy (2022-01-24). Wednesday 2/16: Oakland Privacy: Fighting Against the Surveillance State. indybay.org Online until the hurly-burly's done.

Staff (2022-01-24). Assange granted the right to appeal extradition — UK High Court. rt.com The UK High Court has given permission for the Australian journalist to appeal his extradition to the US | On Monday, the British high court granted WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange permission to appeal against his extradition to the US. His legal team had petitioned the court to allow him to appeal the extradition decision on points of law of general public importance. | It was ruled that the Assange's application to certify a point of law was legitimate. | "The point of law certified is: In what circumstances can an appellate court receive assurances from a requesting state which were not before the court of…

Staff (2022-01-24). UK minister's sacking over 'Muslimness' to be investigated. rt.com Former junior transport minister says she was told her faith was "making colleagues uncomfortable," before being fired | British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has ordered a formal inquiry into an allegation by former junior transport minister Nusrat Ghani that she lost her job in early 2020 because she's Muslim. | Johnson "takes these claims very seriously" and has "asked the Cabinet Office to conduct an inquiry" into them, Downing Street said in a statement on Monday. | When Ghani first made the allegation two years ago, the PM "recommended to her that she make a formal complaint to [Conservative Party headqua…

teleSUR (2022-01-24). Chile Declares Red Alert For Fires In Two Regions. telesurenglish.net On Saturday, Chile's National Emergency Office (ONEMI) decreed a Red Alert due to massive wildfires affecting several areas in the Valparaiso and àëuble regions. | RELATED: | The burning of 15 hectares of different types of vegetation in the àëuble region has seriously affected houses located at the rural areas of the El Carmen and Quillon communities. | Firefighters are working since last week with the support of other c…

Staff (2022-01-24). Cubadebate y Cadeca desmienten noticia falsa sobre la venta de divisas. cubadebate.cu Empleando la plantilla de nuestro sitio web, circula una nueva fake news en las redes sociales sobre la venta de divisas en Cuba. No comparta informaciones dudosas o falsas. A la vez, Cadeca alertó en su cuenta de twitter que circula en las redes una noticia sobre próxima venta de Moneda Libremente Convertible (MLC) a quienes viajen al exterior.

Staff (2022-01-24). "The Whole Country Is Covered with Ash": Tongan Journalist Describes Devastation from Volcano. democracynow.org We go to Nuku'alofa, capital of Tonga, to speak with Tongan journalist Marian Kupu on the humanitarian relief efforts underway after an undersea volcano erupted on January 14, blanketing the South Pacific island nation with ash and triggering a tsunami. Kupu was able to flee the worst effects of the initial eruption by driving to higher ground but now reports lingering aftereffects such as water tanks polluted by ash. Although the islands have prepared for hurricanes, climate change has exacerbated a newly volatile environment. "We have never been prepared for volcanic eruptions," says Kupu. "This is something re…

Boaventura de Sousa Santos (2022-01-24). UN, Europe and the war in the Ukraine. zcomm.org The world needs authoritative voices that refuse to stick to the script imposed by whatever rival parties happen to be at loggerheads. The most authoritative voice of all is the UN's…

Staff (2022-01-24). Chess star in mask row after bizarre tournament incident. rt.com The Russian grandmaster forfeited a game after refusing to play in a mask as a "matter of principle" | When Daniil Dubov did not appear for his match against home player Anish Giri at the Tata Masters tournament in the Netherlands, fellow grandmaster Jan Gustafsson sent him a message asking: "You up?" | The 25-year-old was awake but would not be taking up the black pieces in Wijk aan Zee, although he arguably should have been. After being in contact with someone who contracted Covid, Dubov had passed several negative tests and was waiting on the results of a PCR check that would have arrived after he took on G…

Staff (2022-01-24). Washington sets precondition for returning to JCPOA. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jan. 24 (MNA) — US Special Envoy for Iran's Affairs Robert Malley has set a precondition for Washington to return to the JCPOA despite the fact that the US violated the deal by withdrawing from it in 2018.

sputniknews (2022-01-24). Mysterious 'Ice Pancakes' Spotted in Lake Michigan. sputniknews.com It seems that Mother Nature's work sometimes prompts people to draw parallels between natural phenomena andthings a little bit closer to home, like cooking.

ecns.cn (2022-01-24). La Poste issues celebratory Year of Tiger stamps. ecns.cn French postal service company La Poste issued two Year of Tiger stamps at a ceremony for the upcoming Chinese Lunar New Year in Paris on Saturday.

sputniknews (2022-01-24). Sue Gray Reportedly Receives 'Extremely Damning' Evidence From No 10 Police in 'Partygate' Probe. sputniknews.com Downing Street reportedly remains on pins and needles as time is ticking for the publication of senior civil servant Sue Gray's report on the alleged No 10 lockdown-breaking parties that took place in 2020 and 2021.

sputniknews (2022-01-24). Gulf Stream Becoming Stronger and Warmer, Accelerating Heating of Arctic — Norwegian Study. sputniknews.com Thanks to the warm current the Gulf Stream, areas adjacent to it, such as coastal Norway and Russia's Kola Peninsula, have a milder climate than other regions at the same geographical latitude, enjoying much warmer winters and access to ice-free ports.

sputniknews (2022-01-24). Videos: Thousands of Protesters Gather in DC Against COVID-19 Vaccine Mandates. sputniknews.com The Sunday march took place just a few days after Washington, DC, instituted its own vaccine mandate that required residents to get at least one COVID-19 dose to enter restaurants or sports arenas.

WSWS (2022-01-24). This week in history: January 24-30. wsws.org This column profiles important historical events which took place during this week, 25 years ago, 50 years ago, 75 years ago and 100 years ago.

ecns.cn (2022-01-24). Lion dancers in Guangzhou on hunt for greatness. ecns.cn Lion-dance master Su Peijian teaches students how to perform every night at a training class in Guangzhou, Guangdong Province.

Staff (2022-01-24). US Navy displays 2 supercarriers in Philippine Sea drill (VIDEO). rt.com The massive show of force was praised as 'freedom at its finest' | The US Navy staged a drill with Japanese allies in the Philippine Sea, showing off two aircraft carriers, two amphibious ships, and dozens of fighter jets, amid persistent regional tensions with China. | Supercarriers USS Carl Vinson (CVN-70) and USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN-72) led the

Staff (2022-01-24). Medvedev averts meltdown to beat 'lucky' American and progress in Melbourne. rt.com Daniil Medvedev moved into the Australian Open quarterfinals with victory over Maxime Cressy | Daniil Medvedev claimed rival Maxime Cressy enjoyed more than his fair share of fortune as the Russian eventually overcame the spirited American in four sets to book his spot in the Australian Open quarterfinal. | In stifling conditions in Melbourne, an often bad-tempered Medvedev lamented his opponent's "luck" and was also heard describing the match as "boring" before seeing off Cressy 6-2 7-6 (7-4) 6-7(4-7) 7-5 at Margaret Court Arena. | Although second seed Medvedev was the overwhelming favorite heading into the m…

Robynne Murphy (2022-01-24). Vale Fred Moore, 1922-2022. greenleft.org.au Fred Moore spent his life fighting for the underprivileged. He was proud that unions played an important role in pushing for rights for First Nations peoples, was concerned about women's rights and was an internationalist. Robynne Murphy bids him farewell.

Ralph Nader (2022-01-24). Lost Opportunities in Joe Biden News Conference. zcomm.org Calling himself a "union guy" for decades, Biden inexplicably did not give a shout-out for a higher federal minimum wage, now frozen at $7.25 an hour…

Staff (2022-01-24). Two men fined $3,600 each for leaving quarantine for 1 minute. rt.com A pair of migrant workers in Taiwan were slapped with a hefty fine for sneaking out to buy snacks | A pair of Indonesian fishermen have been fined NT$100,000 (US$3,610) each by Taiwanese health authorities for leaving their quarantine hotel rooms for just over a minute. | The men had arrived in Taiwan by plane on November 15, 2020 and checked into a quarantine facility. On the evening of November 22, they left their rooms to buy some food. | When they walked into a hotel lobby, staff told them to return to their rooms immediately, and the men complied. However, despite being absent from quarantine for just a l…

Arundhati Roy (2022-01-24). A Fascist World is Breathing. zcomm.org Two years on, what's changed and what hasn't in the US, India, and globally in a world that often seems to be teetering on the brink…

WSWS (2022-01-24). Quebec government to tax the unvaccinated—a reactionary diversion. wsws.org To divert attention from its catastrophic mishandling of the pandemic—which last week bumped Quebec's seven-day average of daily COVID-19 deaths to more than seventy— the Legault government is seeking to shift the blame onto the unvaccinated.

Curt Wechsler (2022-01-24). "Forced motherhood is female enslavement. When women are not free, no one is free" indybay.org "We're really in a state of emergency as to whether women are going to be treated as both human beings or incubators," Sunsara Taylor, an initiator with a new movement called Rise Up 4 Abortion Rights, told Newsweek.

ecns.cn (2022-01-24). Craftswoman in Gansu embroiders exquisite tiger sachets. ecns.cn Embroiderers in Qingyang, Gansu Province are sewing various kinds of sachets using cloth and yarn to welcome the upcoming the Year of the Tiger.

Guest Contributor (2022-01-24). The Independent Human Rights Act Review and the government's Bill of Rights. ukhumanrightsblog.com Do they have anything in common? Relatively little, says Nicola Barker, Professor of Law at the University of Liverpool. When the IHRAR was announced by Robert Buckland in December 2020, it was accompanied by some of the usual rhetoric about the courts "rewriting" legislation, but the more hyperbolic claims about foreign criminals and pet cats were absent. The Terms of …

WSWS (2022-01-24). Oakland Education Association pursues farcical "safety" bargaining. wsws.org The union is attempting to disperse teacher and student opposition to unsafe schools with safety demands that will leave students and teachers infected.

WSWS (2022-01-24). Australian Labor and Coalition governments sending hundreds of thousands of children and teachers into COVID-infested schools. wsws.org The endorsement by the unions of the reckless return to face-to-face learning has been met with anger from teachers.

ecns.cn (2022-01-24). Former supreme court official expelled from CPC, office. ecns.cn Meng Xiang, former chief of the enforcement bureau of the Supreme People's Court, has been expelled from the Communist Party of China (CPC) and dismissed from public office over serious violations of Party discipline and laws.

teleSUR (2022-01-24). Americans March in Washington For Vaccine Mandate Protest. telesurenglish.net On Sunday, thousands of Americans from across the country gathered in the nation's capital for a march against vaccine mandates and other pandemic restrictions, as Americans were frustrated and fatigued by the recent surge in COVID-19 cases and the overall pandemic. | RELATED: | During the march called "Defeat The Mandates: An American Homecoming," protesters walked from the Washington Monument to the Lincoln Memorial in Washington D.C. to decry vacc…

sputniknews (2022-01-24). US to Continue Along Path of Diplomacy in What Concerns Russia, Ukraine – State Department. sputniknews.com WASHINGTON (Sputnik) – The United States is still interested in finding diplomatic solutions to the Ukrainian crisis and has advised its citizens to leave Ukraine only out of precaution, a senior US State Department official said.

ecns.cn (2022-01-24). Japan to expand COVID-19 quasi-state of emergency to 30 prefectures. ecns.cn As Japan grapples to deal with a nationwide surge in COVID-19 cases, senior government officials said Monday that 30 of the country's 47 prefectures will be placed under a quasi-state of emergency in the coming days.

ecns.cn (2022-01-24). IOC president Bach arrives in Beijing ahead of Beijing Winter Olympics. ecns.cn International Olympic Committee (IOC) president Thomas Bach has arrived in Beijing on Saturday for the Olympic Winter Games, according to the IOC.

WSWS (2022-01-24). Omicron outbreak in New Zealand. wsws.org The Labour Party-led government is predicting thousands of daily cases in a matter of weeks. Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern confirmed that its policy is to let the deadly virus spread.

Staff (2022-01-24). Cruise ship flees to Bahamas in bid to avoid court seizure. rt.com Crystal Symphony bailed on its return to Miami, diverting to the Bahamas after a court ordered its seizure over unpaid debts | Seven hundred passengers had an unexpected end to their 14-day Caribbean voyage over the weekend, when their cruise ship refused to return to the US following a court order in the wake of its parent company going into liquidation. | The Crystal Symphony cruise liner veered off course on Saturday, heading for the Bahamian island of Bimini instead of returning to Miami, after a US judge ordered its seizure due to $4.6 million in unpaid fuel bills. | The judge's ruling came after a lawsui…

WSWS (2022-01-24). Scores killed in Saudi-led airstrikes, highlighting US-Saudi war crimes. wsws.org On Friday, a Saudi airstrike on a detention center in Saada, northern Yemen, housing African migrant workers transiting through Yemen to Saudi Arabia, killed at least 82 people and wounded 266 more.

Morteza Ahmadi Al Hashem (2022-01-24). Front pages of Iran's English dailies on January 24. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jan. 24 (MNA) — Here are the front pages of Iran's English language dailies on Monday, January 24.

Staff (2022-01-24). No need to 'dramatize' tensions with Russia — EU. rt.com Brussels has no plans to withdraw its diplomats' families, despite similar decisions by Washington and London | The EU has no plans to fly diplomats' families out of Ukraine, Brussels has announced, adding that the US has not given a clear justification for its decision to evacuate personnel from the country. | Speaking with reporters on Monday, EU foreign policy chief Josep Borrell said Brussels had received no specific information to convince it that a withdrawal from Ukraine was necessary. "We are not going to do the same thing because we don't know any specific reasons," he explained, adding that if Washin…

Staff (2022-01-24). FBI raids Covid testing company in fraud probe. rt.com The Center for Covid Control is accused of providing 'deceptive' test results | The Federal Bureau of Investigation conducted a search of a Covid-19 testing company which has been accused of providing "inaccurate and deceptive" results and enriching its owners. | The Illinois headquarters of the Center for Covid Control — which has received more than $124 million from the US government for its Doctors Clinical Lab — was searched by federal agents on Saturday just days after the Minnesota Attorney General's Office filed a lawsuit accusing the company of providing bogus test results. | FBI Chicago spok…

Rise Up 4 Abortion Rights (2022-01-24). Sunday 1/30: Rise Up 4 Abortion Rights: Organizing Conference for Reproductive Rights on Zoom. indybay.org Online via Zoom…

WSWS (2022-01-24). White House discussed plans to send up to 50,000 troops to Eastern Europe. wsws.org Calls for massive NATO troop deployments and hysterical threats and accusations by top US and NATO officials against Russia point to the imminent danger of war.

ecns.cn (2022-01-24). Plum blossoms bloom in ancient temple in Fuzhou. ecns.cn Plum trees blossom in the Linyang Temple in the Jin'an Districtof Fuzhou, Fujian Province, Jan. 23, 2022, attracting many citizens.

ecns.cn (2022-01-24). China's Shenzhou-13 crew halfway into six-month space journey. ecns.cn China's Shenzhou 13 crew are halfway through their six-month space journey, which started on Oct. 16, 2021.

Robert Hunziker (2022-01-24). Dangerous Heat Across the Globe. zcomm.org According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration July 2021 was the hottest month in recorded history for the world…

Global Research News (2022-01-24). Selected Articles: Graphene Hydroxide in the mRNA Vaccine Vial: Assassination of Dr. Andreas Noack. globalresearch.ca By Graphene has electromagnetic properties which have been detected in people who have been vaccinated. These effects have been amply documented …

Michael Harris (2022-01-24). 2022 Rosa Parks Day in Los Angeles, California and beyond. indybay.org 2022 Rosa Parks Day in California and beyond, we pause to reflect upon Sister Rosa, and remember her example of "Womanity" showcasing dignified faith, work and courage, this special Black History Month, in her winter home of Los Angeles, California.

Staff (2022-01-24). Australia accuses China of 'foreign interference' after PM's WeChat blocked. rt.com Scott Morrison has allegedly been unable to access the Chinese social network for months | The chairman of Australia's parliamentary intelligence committee has accused China of interfering with the country's democracy after Prime Minister Scott Morrison's WeChat account was allegedly blocked. | Victoria Senator James Paterson — who serves as chair of Australia's Parliamentary Joint Committee on Intelligence and Security — claimed on Monday that Morrison has been unable to access his account on the Chinese social network for several months. | "My view is, given that WeChat is such a closely controlled…

WSWS (2022-01-24). Herd immunity policy leading to several hundred thousand cases daily in Germany. wsws.org As infections rise to all-time highs, politicians and the media are openly preparing to end all protective measures.

Colleen Wessel-McCoy (2022-01-24). Continuing King's 'Revolution of Values'. zcomm.org King spent his last birthday organizing poor people of all races against immoral spending priorities. We need that revolution today…

WSWS (2022-01-24). Romanian bus drivers stage wildcat strike over pay and conditions. wsws.org Bus drivers in Bucharest are struggling over safety conditions and pay and face a concerted effort by the city administration and trade unions to end their strike.

ecns.cn (2022-01-24). China urges U.S. to stop politicizing flight epidemic prevention. ecns.cn The U.S. "unreasonable" suspended 44 Chinese passenger flights by four Chinese carriers from America to China, disrupted the normal operation of Chinese airlines and disregarded the health and safety of Chinese and foreign passengers.

WSWS (2022-01-24). Inflation and threat of interest rate rise send tremor through financial markets. wsws.org Wall Street's tech-heavy NASDAQ index has now fallen by more than 10 percent since it reached its record high last November and is now designated as in "correction" territory.

sputniknews (2022-01-24). Legendary Fashion Designer Thierry Mugler, Who Dressed Kim Kardashian, Cardi B, Beyonce, Dies at 73. sputniknews.com Known for his dramatic and avant-garde designs, French fashion icon Manfred Thierry Mugler has dressed some of the biggest names in the fashion and showbiz world, including Kim Kardashian, Katy Perry, Rihanna, Bella Hadid, and many others.

Staff (2022-01-24). Watch UAE forces intercept incoming missiles over Abu Dhabi. rt.com The nighttime engagement was filmed by multiple witnesses on the ground | The United Arab Emirates (UAE) have reported successfully intercepting two ballistic missiles launched by the Yemeni Houthi fighters. The projectiles were destroyed by air defense forces, with debris falling in various parts of the capital Abu Dhabi, the defense ministry reported, as The moment of the early Monday-morning incident was filmed from the ground by multiple witnesses, according to purported footage of the incid…

WSWS (2022-01-24). Texas fascist indicted for calling for assassination of Georgia officials one day before Trump's coup attempt. wsws.org Trump supporter Chad Clark is facing up to five years in prison after his arrest for posting an online ad the day before the attack on the US Capitol calling for "patriots" to kill election officials and politicians.

ecns.cn (2022-01-24). Colorful Chinese lanterns light up sky above Niagara Falls. ecns.cn The Seasky International Light Show was held in Niagara Falls in Ontario, Canada on Saturday.

WSWS (2022-01-24). "This is the worst moment of the pandemic," an interview with Brazil's leading neuroscientist Dr. Miguel Nicolelis. wsws.org "I think the situation in Brazil in the next two to three weeks will break all records of infections and may cause a health care collapse as great as in the second wave."

sputniknews (2022-01-24). 'It's Very Suspicious': US Senator Claims Secret Service is Covering for Hunter Biden. sputniknews.com Senator Chuck Grassley (R-IA) wants answers on Hunter Biden's travel while his father, Joe Biden, was vice president. The senator says there is a lack of documentation on his travel in the years 2010, 2011, and 2013, leading the GOP lawmaker to accuse the Secret Service of covering for the younger Biden.

Julia Rock (2022-01-24). Can Revolution Take Root In Rhode Island?>. dailyposter.com

WSWS (2022-01-24). Tamil National Alliance in Sri Lanka ramps up support for anti-China campaign. wsws.org TNA parliamentarian Sumanthiran's denunciations of the Chinese ambassador's visit to Sri Lanka's North and East are in line with Washington's political campaign against Beijing.

ecns.cn (2022-01-24). Tibetan college students promote vernacular talk show. ecns.cn A group of college students from Tibet Autonomous Region performed a talk show in their vernacular tongue at a local restaurant in Lhasa on Saturday evening.

WSWS (2022-01-24). Fatal housefire in Pontiac, Michigan, highlights poverty in former GM manufacturing center. wsws.org Last week's tragic fire highlighted the dangerous housing conditions and poverty in the city, which has been left destitute by General Motors.

teleSUR (2022-01-24). Burkina Faso President Kabore Detained by Mutinous Soldiers. telesurenglish.net Burkina Faso President Roch Marc Christian Kabore has been detained overnight by mutinous soldiers. He was taken to a military camp, local media reported Monday. | RELATED: | "The situation is confusing in Burkina Faso. Late on Sunday afternoon, shots were heard near the presidential residence… in Ouagadougou, the capital of a country plagued by jihadist violence and where riots broke out in several barracks. Faced wi…

Michael Harris (2022-01-24). Thursday 2/3: 2022 Rosa Parks Day in California Kickoff Celebration. indybay.org SMICS Bar 12th and K Street | Sacramento, CA…

EarthDay (2022-01-24). Wednesday 1/26: Turning the Tide on Plastic Pollution: Mobilizing Around a Global Plastics Treaty. indybay.org Online event…

Editor (2022-01-24). If the Russians were in Scotland… mronline.org George: "The war started because of the vile Hun and his villainous empire-building."

Lister (2022-01-24). Billionaires Invested In Animal Agony, Climate Extreme Causation & Human Disease. indybay.org More and more are getting out of cattle ranching as vegan product | sales skyrocket and animal flesh becomes more and more expensive. | Some are still invested in the animal suffering, human disease, | deforestation and climate extremes caused by raising animals for…

Brittani Banks (2022-01-24). It's Time to Expand the COVID-19 Exception to All American Health Care. independentmediainstitute.org There has been a Jekyll-and-Hyde quality to American health care over the past two years. The federal government under the previous administration of Donald Trump, as well as the current one of Joe Biden, has carved out what can be characterized as the "COVID-19 exception," inconsistently intervening to help people avoid the virus or recover …

Staff (2022-01-24). WHO predicts end of pandemic in Europe. rt.com The WHO's Europe chief says Omicron could be Covid-19's "endgame" | Speaking to AFP on Sunday, Hans Kluge, the World Health Organization's (WHO) Europe director, claimed that there might be an end to the pandemic in sight, despite record levels of Covid-19 cases across the continent. | "It's plausible that the region is moving towards a kind of pandemic endgame," he stated, adding that the Omicron variant of Covid-19, which has been shown to be slightly milder than previous strains, could infect 60% of Europeans by March. | Following this current wave of Omicron, "there will be for quite some weeks and months…

ecns.cn (2022-01-24). GDP of 'world factory' in China exceeds 1 trillion yuan. ecns.cn The latest statistics show that the city of Dongguan, dubbed the "factory of the world," in south China's Guangdong Province, reported a GDP of over 1 trillion yuan (157.7 billion U.S. dollars) in 2021, up 8.2 percent year on year.

imperial.ac.uk (2022-01-24). Laboratories move to White City: new opportunities and incredible views. imperial.ac.uk As four epidemiology teams settle into their new spaces, we check in with the researchers to find out what they are up to on the White City campus.

Staff (2022-01-24). Julian Assange Wins Right to Appeal Extradition; Stella Moris Blasts "Politically Motivated Prosecution" democracynow.org A British judge has ruled that political dissident and WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange can appeal his extradition to the United States. The ruling dealt a major blow to the Biden administration's efforts to put Assange on trial for espionage charges. Assange has spent over 1,000 days locked up in the Belmarsh high-security prison in London, where he recently suffered a mini-stroke. The "politically driven" prosecution of Assange is punishing "a publisher for doing his work, for having published evidence of U.S. crimes," says Stella Moris, Assange's fiancée. "For every win that we get, Julian's situation doesn't…

imperial.ac.uk (2022-01-24). Imperial and The George Institute renew collaboration to drive health innovation. imperial.ac.uk Successful initial collaboration leads to‚ÄØa new‚ÄØfive-year commitment to drive health innovation, targeting LMICs and under-served communities in HICs.

Victor Max Smith (2022-01-24). Samba-fusion: marching to our own drums. zcomm.org Exploring the history of samba-fusion and its role in protest movements over two decades…

Kevin Gosztola (2022-01-24). British High Court Opens Door For Assange To Appeal To Supreme Court. shadowproof.com WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange prevailed in his effort to obtain certification from the British High Court of Justice, which would allow him to appeal their prior decision to the Supreme Court.

Augusta Hopkins (2022-01-24). Sunday 1/23: Walking Meditation honoring Thich Nhat Hanh. indybay.org Meet in San Francisco at the Coleridge Mini Park (just off 30th & Mission)…

sputniknews (2022-01-24). Daddy's Favourite: Trump Would Let Don Jr. Go to Prison Before Ivanka, Ex-Fixer Michael Cohen Claims. sputniknews.com Earlier this month, NY Attorney General Letitia James issued subpoenas to former US President Donald Trump and his two eldest children, Donald Trump, Jr. and Ivanka Trump, as part of an ongoing civil tax fraud investigation into the Trump Organisation. The AG claims to have uncovered "significant evidence" of fraudulent dealings.

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