Daily Archives: January 27, 2022

2022-01-27: News Headlines

WSWS (2022-01-27). US rejects Russian demands for security guarantees, escalates Ukraine crisis. wsws.org The NATO alliance is stoking a war crisis, demanding that the far-right regime in Ukraine be armed to fight an invasion of Ukraine it alleges Russia is preparing.

WSWS (2022-01-27). School-driven explosion of COVID cases in children linked to alarming spike of MIS-C. wsws.org The Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) Pediatrics reports that the vast majority of MIS-C resulted from mild or asymptomatic COVID-19 infections.

Editor (2022-01-27). Ralph Nader: Eight Things NPR Should Do Right Now. scheerpost.com [ By Ralph Nader | The reasons Congress created NPR (National Public Radio) under the Nixon Administration was to fill the yawning gaps of commercial radio in local, national, and international news coverage and to give voice to the people, without ads. It was to be publicly funded by taxpayers. Almost 51 years later, NPR is now funded heavily by national corporations, with its local affiliates soliciting local business advertisements. | Resolution One: Apart from excellent features around the country and the world, NPR should give v…

WSWS (2022-01-27). Berlin justice system prosecutes anti-fascist artists. wsws.org The Berlin state public prosecutor's office is proceeding with house searches and substantial charges against the artists' collective Centre for Political Beauty (ZPS) for carrying out an art action against the far-right Alternative for Germany (AfD).

WSWS (2022-01-27). As COVID-19 surges, deaths exceeded births in half of US states. wsws.org The devastation wrought by the pandemic has also led to an unprecedented situation in which deaths exceeded births in half of all US states in 2020. This decline in the birth-to-death ratio produced the smallest annual percentage population gain in at least a century.

Vijay Prashad (2022-01-27). Make the Whole World Know that the South Also Exists. dissidentvoice.org Shefa Salem (Libya), Life, 2019. On 19 January 2022, US President Joe Biden held a press conference in the East Room of the White House in Washington, DC. The discussion ranged from Biden's failure to pass a $1.75 trillion investment bill (the result of the defection of two Democrats) to the increased tensions between the …

Nan McCurdy (2022-01-27). Nicaragua Once Again Inaugurates the "People as President" dissidentvoice.org Family in Bismarck Martinez Housing neighborhood watch the inauguration and swear to fight with all their strength to eliminate hunger, poverty and backwardness. [Photo by Jairo Cajina] On January 10, Daniel Ortega was inaugurated President and Rosario Murillo was inaugurated as Vice President. The central event in the Plaza of the Revolution was accompanied by …

_____ (2022-01-27). Climate Change and the Failure of Western Russophobic Policies. journal-neo.org As atmospheric concentrations of CO2 and methane continue to rise, last year was one of the seven warmest on record, according to the European Copernicus Climate Change Service. Carbon dioxide emissions from wildfires worldwide were 1,850 megatons, compared to 1,750 megatons in 2020. Scientists said the average annual temperature in 2021 was 0.3 degrees Celsius …

Anonymous Contributor (2022-01-27). #StopCopCity: Join Us In the Atlanta Forest! itsgoingdown.org Call to support the ongoing resistance in so-called Atlanta and Stop Cop City! For background information on the struggle, go here. The time is now! This is a call from some of us living in the Atlanta Forest; We invite you to join us in its defense. The forest, which is stolen Muscogee land, is…

Anonymous Contributor (2022-01-27). No Freedom! Parole Update from Anarchist Prisoner Michael Kimble. itsgoingdown.org Statement from anarchist prisoner Michael Kimble to his supporters about his recent rejection for parole. For more information on Kimble and how to support him, go here. From Michael Kimble: On December 16th, 2021 I was considered for parole during an open hearing. I was denied and hit with another 5 years before being considered…

Ashley Curtin (2022-01-27). Justice Stephen Breyer to retire from the Supreme Court. nationofchange.org U.S. Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer announced his retirement. After serving for 27 years, Breyer, 83, will step down from his lifetime position at the end of the term in June.

Dean Baker (2022-01-27). Washington Post Tries to Tell Readers that Fourth Quarter Jump In Inventories Was Due to Higher Prices. cepr.net Pretty much everyone looking at the 4th quarter GDP report ( "'The real driver of the retail inventory measurement was the dollar value, driven by new vehicle price inflation,' Smoke said. 'This does not mean that real…

Editor (2022-01-27). Un año después del ataque fascista: El capital y el Capitolio. workers.org Los United Auto Workers hacen una huelga en Ford para que se reconozca el sindicato, 1941. Henry Ford se alió abiertamente con Hitler. Hoy, Ford financia a candidatos ultraderechistas para cargos políticos. 6 de enero de 2021. Esta fecha está grabada en nuestra psique colectiva como el día en que . . . |

Jesús Rodríguez-Espinoza (2022-01-27). Another Defeat for Venezuelan Anti-Chavismo: Venezuelans Wonder Whose Going to Pay for It. orinocotribune.com Caracas, January 26, 2022 ( The electoral body posted on its Twitter account, "CNE reports: 100% of the reception centers [for the signing of] the recall referendum are open. #CNE #Venezuela." The activity began at 6: 00AM and was scheduled to end at 6: 00PM, or when the la…

Jipson John, Jitheesh P.M. (2022-01-27). Tariq Ali: 'Democracy is largely a set of rituals now'. canadiandimension.com Tariq Ali speaking at the 2013 Subversive Festival in Zagreb. Photo from Tariq Ali is an internationally known public intellectual, columnist and political activist. Born in pre-partition India in 1943, Ali studied at Oxford University and was elected as students' union president there. He has been involved in political activism since then. He was one of the most prominent figures of the civil society coalition against the United States' war in Vietnam. He was also there at the forefront of agitation against the war…

Judy Greenspan (2022-01-27). Santa Rita prisoners conduct hunger strike. workers.org Protesters outside Alameda County Sheriff's Office call for release of Santa Rita Jail inmates during COVID-19 pandemic. Oakland In what has been a continuing struggle by Alameda county prisoners for decent food and sanitary conditions at Santa Rita Jail in Dublin, California, two dozen prisoners went on hunger strike Jan. . . . |

Karen Conner (2022-01-27). GDP Jumps to 6.9 Percent in Fourth Quarter 2021, Driven by Strong Inventory Growth. cepr.net Inventories grew at a $173.5 billion annual rate in the fourth quarter. | GDP grew at a 6.9 percent annual rate in the fourth quarter, somewhat faster than had generally been expected. However, inventory accumulations were the main factor driving growth. Final demand grew at just a 1.9 percent annual rate, as inventories added 4.9 percentage points to the quarter's growth. GDP is now 3.1 percent above its level in the fourth quarter of 2019, putting it just slightly below the pre-pandemic trend growth path. | Inventories Grow at Rapid Pace | Inventories shrank in the first three quarters of 2021, they rose at an…

Maia McCall (2022-01-27). Why are DC cops recruiting and deputizing high school students? liberationnews.org The DC police sees poor Black youth as the target demographic for criminalization and surveillance. At the same time, they become the prey of MPD's coercive recruitment and indoctrination practices…

Michael Kramer (2022-01-27). Mali: Mass anti-imperialist mobilizations win Pan-African solidarity. workers.org Mass rally at Independence Square in Bamako, Mali's capital, on Jan. 14. An historic mobilization of the Malian people by the hundreds of thousands in support of the transitional government in Mali and against the severe economic sanctions and implied military threats imposed by the Economic Community of West African . . . |

Northshore Counter Info (2022-01-27). Hamilton, ON: Hoarding Hot Air — Plywood Taken Down at City Hall. itsgoingdown.org Action report from anarchists in so-called Hamilton, Ontario. Originally posted to North Shore Counter-Info. Anonymous action report reads: Hi, it's the anarchists. We saw in the newspaper that city officials put up some plywood boards to stop unhoused people from staying warm next to the heating vents at the back of City Hall. We —…

Olivia Rosane (2022-01-27). Toxic forever chemicals found in almost 75 percent of stain and waterproof gear sold by major retailers. nationofchange.org Nearly three-quarters of water- and stain-resistant products contain toxic forever chemicals, a new report has found. Public health and environmental organization Toxic-Free Future tested 60 products from 10 major retailers. Of 47 products labeled stain-or water-resistant, 72 percent of them tested positive for per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS), chemicals known for their persistence in the …

Party for Socialism, Liberation (2022-01-27). PSL Statement: No War on Russia! Abolish NATO! liberationnews.org The Party for Socialism and Liberation condemns the anti-Russia campaign and calls for an end to the imperialist NATO alliance.

Peter Sutoris (2022-01-27). Environmental education is falling short. Activism can help. nationofchange.org n an environmental studies class in a secondary school in a South African township, the teacher takes the students outside into the sunny fall morning. She shows them how to plant a tree and ensure it survives. The students seem captivated as each of them plants their own sapling in the ground outside the school; …

Reynard Loki (2022-01-27). Exposing the massive hypocrisy of international insurance companies. nationofchange.org Despite the pro-climate rhetoric of the insurance industry—and warnings by the world's climate scientists calling for an end to fossil fuel exploration—leading global insurers are backing the Brazilian government's massive offshore oil expansion, according to a new report titled, "Fueling Climate Change: The Insurers Behind Brazil's Offshore Oil Expansion." Released on January 20 by Insure …

Tina Landis (2022-01-27). Overcoming climate nihilism and the duty of revolutionaries. liberationnews.org As revolutionaries, we are visionaries. How else could we fight for a socialist future without having a vision of a better world? Same goes for climate change. We must stop imagining the apocalypse and start imagining the eco-socialist future. It is key to getting there.

Martha Grevatt (2022-01-27). China welcomes Chinese translation of 'Capitalism on a Ventilator'. workers.org We have very exciting news! The Chinese translation of "Capitalism on a Ventilator — The Impact of COVID-19 in China & the U.S." — originally published in 2020 by World View Forum as a joint project of the International Action Center and China-U.S. Solidarity Network — is out and being . . . |

sputniknews (2022-01-27). China's Scientists Warn of Potential 'High Fatality, Transmission Rate' of Coronavirus NeoCoV. sputniknews.com The NeoCoV virus discovered in South Africa and currently actively discussed in media reports is not new and has been around for some time. The virus is related to the Middle East respiratory syndrome MERS-CoV, outbreaks of which were recorded in 2012 and 2015.

Rick Rozoff (2022-01-27). Map, graph: 64,000 U.S. troops in Europe ready for conflict with Russia. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com From the Daily Mail The 60,000 US troops already based in Europe that Biden can use to defend Ukraine against Russia: President orders extra 8,500 US-based troops to be on standby to deploy and places Nearly 64,000 U.S. troops stationed in Europe could be deployed to the continent's eastern flank if President Biden makes such …

WSWS (2022-01-27). Judge imposes strike ban on 17,000 BNSF railway workers. wsws.org While the United States never tires of lecturing other countries about their violation of "human rights" and "democracy," the US government regularly runs roughshod over the basic rights of workers, including their right to strike and their right to a safe and healthy work environment.

Staff (2022-01-27). France told to rein in its 'colonial reflexes'. rt.com France was asked to show 'restraint and respect the basic principle' of non-interference | A spokesperson for Mali's transitional junta government has reiterated the demand for Danish troops to leave the country and taken a swipe at the country's former colonial overlords. | Speaking late Wednesday to news broadcaster ORTM1, Abdoulaye Maiga warned the Danes about France's "colonial reflexes." Denmark had previously sent 105 military personnel to the West African nation as part of a French-run counterterrorism unit. | "We invite them [the Danes] to be careful about some partners who sadly have problems getting…

Ramzy Baroud (2022-01-27). Morality Cannot Be Divided: How Netanyahu's Corruption has Exposed Israel's 'Democracy'. dissidentvoice.org Former Israeli Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, and his prosecutors are reportedly finalizing the details of a plea deal that would practically water down, shelve, or drop altogether all three major corruption cases that have led to his high-profile trial in May 2020. If such news actualizes, Israel would officially sink to a new low in terms …

Staff (2022-01-27). China warns US over standoff with Russia. rt.com Regional security cannot be ensured by expanding military blocs, according to Beijing's top diplomat | Russia's concerns about safety on the European continent cannot be pushed aside by the US and warrant genuine consideration, China has warned, amid a tense stand-off between Washington and Moscow. | In a telephone call on Thursday, Beijing's Foreign Minister Wang Yi offered US Secretary of State Antony Blinken advice on how to calm growing tensions in the region. | "Today, in the 21st century, all parties must completely abandon the Cold War mentality and form a balanced, effective and sustainable negotiated…

Revolution Books (2022-01-27). Sunday 1/30: America's Torture Chamber: 20 Years of Guantanamo… It Must Be Closed NOW! indybay.org Revolution Books, 2444 Durant Ave. Berkeley CA 94704…

WSWS (2022-01-27). JBS meatpacking worker killed in industrial accident in Grand Island, Nebraksa. wsws.org The worker was identified as Esteban Mantilla, a 48-year-old Cuban immigrant and Grand Island resident.

WSWS (2022-01-27). JBS meatpacking worker killed in industrial accident in Grand Island, Nebraska. wsws.org The worker was identified as Esteban Mantilla, a 48-year-old Cuban immigrant and Grand Island resident.

ecns.cn (2022-01-27). Omicron no 'big flu', Tianjin expert warns. ecns.cn Omicron cannot be regarded as a "big flu", a senior medical expert from Tianjin warns.

WSWS (2022-01-27). Fed set to lift interest rates amid concerns over "very, very tight" labour market. wsws.org Two conflicting assessments of the direction of Fed policy—one that it will back down from monetary tightening if the market falls, the other that it will be forced to press ahead because of inflation and wage demands—were evidenced by the swings on Wall Street in response its meeting.

Staff (2022-01-27). Russia warns of NATO nuclear threat. rt.com The military bloc is training its members to unleash atomic hellfire, the Foreign Ministry claimed | NATO is developing the capacity for devastating nuclear strikes against Russia — which includes involving members of the alliance who don't have such weapons in training operations — Moscow's top arms control official has claimed. | In an interview with TASS on Thursday, Vladimir Yermakov, Director of the Department of Arms Control and Nonproliferation in the Russian Foreign Ministry, said that the US was in the process of modernizing its atomic capabilities in Europe and had deployed missiles in the…

GAY SHAME (2022-01-27). Tents and Cash Not Cops the Bash. indybay.org In response to Mayor London Breed's continued attack on houseless people In the Tenderloin and all over San Francisco GAY SHAME created a "Tents and Cash Not Cops the Bash" mutual aid project. We are not service workers and are not a nonprofit, we are just some trans and queer people that want to continue to build solidarity with people that have been fucked over by the City.

Staff (2022-01-27). Olympic bosses to meet Chinese tennis star Peng in Beijing. rt.com The International Olympic Committee also said it spoke to the Chinese tennis star last week | The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has revealed that it plans to meet Chinese tennis star Peng Shuai in Beijing next month and says it spoke to her last week. | The 36-year-old disappeared from the public eye in late 2021 after appearing to accuse former Chinese vice-premier Zhang Gaoli of sexually assaulting her. | And amid a still-ongoing "Where is Peng Shuai?" campaign which stole headlines at the Australian Open when T-shirts with the slogan were confiscated before a policy reversal, the IOC has claimed it…

WSWS (2022-01-27). UK: "Partygate" report delayed as Johnson seeks political survival through warmongering and untrammelled COVID herd immunity. wsws.org Johnson stood his ground on his ability to "deliver" the policies dearest to the heart of the Tory right-wing, historically Brexit and today the reopening of the economy and assuming a leading role in US-led military provocations against Russia.

Staff (2022-01-27). President Maduro Swears In Historical Truth Commission to Uncover Colonial Atrocities. orinocotribune.com This Tuesday, January 26, a "Commission for the clarification of historical truth, justice and reparations regarding colonial rule and its consequences in Venezuela," was established. | Its objective will be to clarify historical truths regarding colonialism in Venezuela, Latin American and the Caribbean. | The commission was sworn in by President Nicolás Maduro during a meeting at the Miraflores Palace with traditional Venezuelan manifestations, recognized by UNESCO as Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity. It will seek to expose the truth about colonialism and its atrocities towards indigenous peoples in the…

Staff (2022-01-27). "The Lords of Easy Money": How the Federal Reserve Enriched Wall Street & Broke the U.S. Economy. democracynow.org As the Federal Reserve signals it will raise interest rates in March, we talk to Christopher Leonard, author of the new book "The Lords of Easy Money," about how the Federal Reserve broke the American economy. He details the issues with quantitative easing, a radical intervention instituted by the federal government in 2010 to encourage banks and investors to lend more risky debt to combat the recession. "The Fed's policies over the last decades have stoked the world of Wall Street," says Leonard. "It has pumped trillions of dollars into the banking system and thereby inflated these markets for stocks, for bonds.

MoveOn, Public Citizen,, more (2022-01-27). Thursday 1/27: #Cancel Student Debt! Town Hall on Ending Student Debt Across the Nation. indybay.org Virtual town hall via Zoom…

Plus News (2022-01-27). Uganda's military juntas and the 25th of January. plusnews.ug By Doreen Nyanjura On the 25th of January 1971 and on the 25th of January 1986, governments in Uganda were overthrown. The 25th January 1971 brought the Idi Amin military junta to power, while the 25th January 1986 brought Yoweri Museveni junta to power. The two juntas have the following similarities; Use of the military …

Rick Rozoff (2022-01-27). NATO allies: Albania pivotal to Turkey, Turkey key to pan-Albanian, pan-Islamic project in the Balkans. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com From a feature in Anadolu Agency. President Erdogan's visit to Albania of strategic importance ….It is estimated that more Albanians and Bosnians live in Turkiye than in Albania and Bosnia. Most emigrated to Turkiye after the establishment of the Turkish Republic in 1923 and during Yugoslavian rule in the 50s and 80s to escape systematic …

Kairos Center & Poor People's Campaign (2022-01-27). Thursday 1/27: Reframing the Right to Welfare Discussion on Twitter Spaces. indybay.org Online via Twitter Spaces…

WSWS (2022-01-27). Sri Lankan president maintains criminal silence as Omicron cases surge. wsws.org The Omicron outbreak in Sri Lanka has exploded Rajapakse's lie that his regime has brought the pandemic under control and created the conditions "to resume normal community life."

Kerry Smith (2022-01-27). Activists stage anti-'Australia Day' protest at Captain Cook statue in London. greenleft.org.au Activists in London gathered at Captain Cook's statue in solidarity with mass rallies and dawn services held to mark Invasion Day in Australian cities on January 26, reports Kerry Smith.

Cynthia Papermaster (2022-01-27). Tuesday 2/1: Emergency Action: "Negotiate, Don't Escalate: No War With Russia!" indybay.org San Francisco Ferry Bldg., foot of Market Street…

WSWS (2022-01-27). Workers devastated as UK cost-of-living crisis worsens. wsws.org An economist at recruitment firm Indeed Hiring Lab said that despite increased demand in some job sectors as the economy opened up, "we're not seeing any signs of any real gains for the average worker, which is concerning given the squeeze on energy bills and the general cost of living."

Binoy Kampmark (2022-01-27). Serbia Stomps on Rio Tinto's Lithium Mining Project. dissidentvoice.org On the face of it, there seems to be little in the way of connection between the treatment of Novak Djokovic by Australian authorities and the cooling of the Serbian government towards Rio Tinto. The Anglo-Australian mining giant was confident that it would, at least eventually, win out in gaining the permissions to commence work …

WSWS (2022-01-27). UCU university reballots confirm members' lack of confidence in the union. wsws.org The UCU's delaying tactics, limited action and constant appeals for university management to "see sense" are dispelling any illusions its members still have about the readiness of the union to fight.

Rick Rozoff (2022-01-27). Over 30,000 Ukrainian troops trained so far, Canada to extend, increase troop deployment. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com Canada extends military operation in Ukraine for three years Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced on Wednesday the extension of Operation UNIFIER for three years, and the deployment of 60 more troops to Ukraine in the coming days. Trudeau made the announcement following a cabinet meeting, alongside Deputy Prime Minister Chrystia Freeland, Foreign Affairs Minister Melanie …

Staff (2022-01-27). FIFA boss responds to backlash over African migrant remarks. rt.com Gianni Infantino says he was 'misrepresented' through his controversial remarks | FIFA president Gianni Infantino has attempted to clear up controversial comments he made that appeared to suggest a biennial World Cup could help reduce 'death in the sea' among African migrants. | Releasing a statement on Twitter, the Italian denied that his intention had been to directly link more frequent editions of the FIFA showpiece event with preventing loss of life among refugees. | "Given that certain remarks made by me before the Council of Europe appear to have been misinterpreted and taken out of context, I wish to cl…

sputniknews (2022-01-27). Research Reveals Best Ways to Obtain 'Super Immunity' Against COVID-19 Variants. sputniknews.com The international scientific community and the WHO still recommend vaccination with available and officially approved coronavirus vaccines as the best way to curb the spread of the virus, especially in light of the emergence of increasingly infectious and even more lethal strains.

Staff (2022-01-27). Headlines for January 27, 2022. democracynow.org Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer to Retire, Handing Biden Chance to Nominate Replacement, U.S. and NATO Offer No Concessions to Russia in Standoff over Ukraine, U.S. Approves $2.5 Billion Arms Sale to Egypt Despite Human Rights Abuses, House Democrats Demand End to U.S. Servicing of Saudi Warplanes Used in War Crimes, 180 Killed as U.S.-Backed Forces Retake Syrian Prison Where Children Are Imprisoned, U.N. Renews Calls to Free Up Aid for Millions of Afghans Facing Starvation, Extreme Poverty, Global COVID Cases Break New Record as COVAX Falls Short on Vaccine Delivery Goal, Spotify Sides with Joe Rogan in Vac…

Adriaan Alsema (2022-01-27). Fraud and violence threatening elections for Colombia's war victims. colombiareports.com Election observers warned that fraud and violence threatens elections in more than half of the towns where war victims can elect congressional representatives. The Electoral Observation Mission (MOE) issued a…

Staff (2022-01-27). Despite U.S. Embargo, Cuba Aims to Share Homegrown Vaccine with Global South. democracynow.org A 60-year U.S. embargo that prevents U.S.-made products from being exported to Cuba has forced the small island nation to develop its own COVID-19 vaccines and rely on open source designs for life-saving medical equipment such as ventilators. We speak to leading Cuban scientist Dr. Mitchell Valdés-Sosa about how massive mobilization helped produce three original vaccines that have proven highly effective against the coronavirus. "In a moment that the whole world was mobilizing to face this tremendous menace that was killing people around the world, the U.S. administration did not lift any of the 400 sanctions tha…

Staff (2022-01-27). Congresswoman's car hit by gunfire. rt.com Cori Bush (D-Missouri) was not in the car when it was struck by bullets in St. Louis | Congresswoman Cori Bush of St. Louis has confirmed that a vehicle belonging to her was hit by gunfire. She was not inside the car at the time and was not injured, her office told local media. | "Like far too many of us in St. Louis, experiencing gun violence is all too familiar," Bush said in a statement to

Michael Novick (2022-01-27). Why It Is More Important Than Ever to Support KPFK & Pacifica. indybay.org Micael Novick the chair of KPFK talks about the attack on the station and Pacifica.

WSWS (2022-01-27). Australian school guidelines detail dangerous COVID-19 conditions. wsws.org The documents underscore the unsafe conditions that await school workers and students—unless opposed, the return to face to face teaching will inflict entirely preventable mass infection and serious illness and death.

Rick Rozoff (2022-01-27). Romania ready to host more U.S., NATO troops, serve as southern spearhead against Russia. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com As it did in 1941. Transnistria should be very apprehensive, boxed in as it is by Moldova/Romania and Ukraine. Decision to send US troops to Romania exists, it is not conditioned by possible intervention of Russia in Ukraine The Minister of National Defence, Vasile Dincu, declared on Wednesday evening that the decision regarding the deployment …

Superfine Art Fair (2022-01-27). Thursday 3/3: Superfine San Francisco. indybay.org Gallery 308 @ Fort Mason, Landmark Building A, 2 Marina Blvd, San Francisco, CA 94123…

Staff (2022-01-27). Biden's approval rating plunges in key swing state. rt.com Support for President Biden has crumbled in Georgia, a state that could wrest control of the Senate from Democrats in this year's elections | A new poll out of Georgia shows troubling signs for Democrats heading into this year's midterm elections, as voters have soured on President Joe Biden and see America heading in the wrong direction under his party's leadership. | The

sputniknews (2022-01-27). Assange Should Be Nominated for Nobel Peace Prize, His Fiancee Says. sputniknews.com MOSCOW (Sputnik) – Stella Moris, the fiancee of jailed WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, suggested on Thursday that he be nominated for the Nobel Prize for his contributions to world peace.

Lynda Carson (2022-01-27). Oakland, a city at war with itself. indybay.org Oakland Is A Tale Of Two Cities – A City At War With Itself, Targeting The Poor For Displacement, While Subsidizing The Rich!

Labor rise for sustainability (2022-01-27). Friday 2/4: Transit Equity Day – Join Bay Area-wide lunchtime zoom event & action! indybay.org register for zoom meeting bit.ly/Transitequity

Global Research News (2022-01-27). Selected Articles: A Letter to the Unvaccinated. globalresearch.ca Dear Readers, | As everyone faces difficult times, the company which deals with the fulfillment of book sales on behalf of Global Research is no longer able to provide its services. We are unfortunately suspending the sale of print books until …

WSWS (2022-01-27). Pseudo-left National Educators United "understands" Biden's diktat that schools stay open. wsws.org Amid skyrocketing COVID-19 cases, a collapsing health care system and a horrifying death toll, the NEU has organized a petition to beg Biden and the Democrats for a bit more PPE.

Staff (2022-01-27). Russia & Ukraine find common ground. rt.com Representatives from the two nations met as part of the Normandy Format talks | Russian and Ukrainian negotiators have agreed that a permanent ceasefire in Ukraine's war-torn Donbass region must be observed "unconditionally," following talks held as part of the Normandy Format, which also includes France and Germany. | The group met in Paris on Wednesday to discuss de-escalation in the region amid an ongoing standoff between Russia and Western nations, who have accused Moscow of planning an imminent invasion of Ukraine, which the Kremlin denies. The meeting lasted for over eight hours. | After discussions conc…

WSWS (2022-01-27). E.O. Wilson, groundbreaking figure in evolutionary biology, dead at 92. wsws.org Wilson made major contributions in the fields of ecology, animal behavior, biodiversity, and evolutionary biology; his attempt to apply biology to the qualitatively distinct nature of human behavior based on culture was unsuccessful.

David Giesen (2022-01-27). Saturday 1/29: "How much do __________ lives matter?" the walking tour. indybay.org American Youth Hostel | 312 Mason Street | San Francisco | (meet in the lobby)…

WSWS (2022-01-27). Wisconsin judge temporarily blocks employees from leaving their hospital jobs. wsws.org A group of seven health care specialists were temporarily blocked by a Wisconsin judge's court order from leaving ThedaCare and starting new jobs at a competing hospital chain.

Staff (2022-01-27). Stephen Breyer to Retire, Giving Biden Chance to Nominate First Black Woman Supreme Court Justice. democracynow.org Liberal Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer is retiring after nearly three decades on the bench, giving President Biden a chance to fulfill a campaign promise to nominate the first Black woman in history to serve on the high court. Those worried that identity politics will hinder the most qualified candidate should consider that 108 of 115 justices since the nation's founding have been white men, says Elie Mystal, justice correspondent for The Nation. Breyer's retirement comes as Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell threatened to stall any nominations that Biden put forth later in the year. Breyer leaves "an i…

Stephen W. Enciso (2022-01-27). Invasion Day protest demands Don Dale 'Get the kids out of that jail'. greenleft.org.au "Nobody would want their children in there," Josie Crawshaw told a 150-strong Invasion Day protest outside the Don Dale Youth Detention Centre. Stephen W Enciso reports.

Uhuru Solidarity with Juice for Justice (2022-01-27). Sunday 2/6: Wine Tasting for Reparations. indybay.org City Slicker Farms | 2847 Peralta St, Oakland, CA 94608…

William L. Acosta (2022-01-27). Cops and community; 5 imperatives for New York City's 5 boroughs. indybay.org

John Gilmore (2022-01-27). The Heat: Boris Johnson controversy. america.cgtn.com For weeks now the British Prime Minister has been trying to beat back a political scandal that is threatening his career. Boris Johnson has come under fire over allegations that he attended parties at 10 Downing Street while the UK was in lockdown over COVID-19 …

William Acosta (2022-01-27). Policías y comunidad; 5 imperativos para los 5 distritos de la ciudad de Nueva York. indybay.org

Heiner Flassbeck (2022-01-27). Can economy and ecology be reconciled? indybay.org The Corona-related shutdown, imposed by the state and whose effects are to be dampened by the state with enormous sums of money, will go down in history as the classic example of how states create unhappiness and unemployment with unilateral interventions in the economy.

Roger Davies (2022-01-27). Australia's middle power dreams. greenleft.org.au The average Australian has been enveloped by the inevitability of the US alliance as if it were a natural result of our history and "shared" values, writes Roger Davies.

WSWS (2022-01-27). Wall Street millionaire Jeff Zients directs Biden's policy of mass death. wsws.org In order to understand the catastrophic response of the Biden administration to the pandemic, it is necessary to examine the background and political career of the man quietly operating at the center of this response.

WSWS (2022-01-27). Victimized Indian auto worker speaks in support of Global Workers Inquest into the COVID-19 Pandemic. wsws.org "The corporations and the governments," explains Balakrishnan, "are only concerned about accumulating profit, not the well-being and safety of people."

Binoy Kampmark (2022-01-27). Off to the Supreme Court: Assange's appeal continues. greenleft.org.au Wikileaks founder Julian Assange's legal team has been granted leave to appeal to Britain's Supreme Court against his extradition to the United States, reports Binoy Kampmark.

Harun ≈ iljak (2022-01-27). We make the railroad; the railroad makes us. mronline.org In 1947, thousands of youth brigade volunteers from around the world joined their Yugoslav comrades in the hills of Bosnia to build a railroad. As the most popular song from the construction sites put it, not only were these activists making a railroad, but the railroad made them.

Prof Michel Chossudovsky (2022-01-27). "Bastille 2022": Building a Worldwide Movement Against "Corona Tyranny" globalresearch.ca Bastille 2022 pertains to the restoration of fundamental rights. It seeks to reverse the criminal COVID-19 agenda which in the course of the last two years has triggered economic, social and political chaos Worldwide, coupled with bankruptcies, unemployment, mass poverty and despair.

_____ (2022-01-27). Relations between Palestine and Israel — Is There Light at the End of the Tunnel? journal-neo.org In the final days of 2021 Mahmoud Abbas, President of the Palestinian National Authority visited Benny Gantz, Israel's Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Defense at his home in Rosh Ha'ayin. The previous meeting between the two men had taken place in August, in Ramallah, following which Israel announced a series of "confidence-building measures". The …

WSWS (2022-01-27). COVID-19 ravages homeless shelters in Toronto. wsws.org Recently homeless individuals are ten times more likely to need intensive care treatment and five times more likely to die than other Canadians infected with COVID-19.

Robert Reich (2022-01-27). The Curse of Financial Entrepreneurship. indybay.org We are not prisoners of bad decisions made in the past. We can and should rein in Wall Street, break up its five giant "too-big-to-fail" banks, support local and state banks, resurrect the Glass-Steagall Act's divide between investment & commercial banking, tax all financial transactions — and rebuild jobs and wages on the product side of the American economy.

WSWS (2022-01-27). Victimized Indian autoworker speaks in support of Global Workers Inquest into the COVID-19 Pandemic. wsws.org "The corporations and the governments," explains Balakrishnan, "are only concerned about accumulating profit, not the well-being and safety of people."

Rhythmix Cultural Works (2022-01-27). Thursday 3/3: Making Noise: The Evolution of Music Making. indybay.org on Zoom…

WSWS (2022-01-27). Close schools to eliminate the virus! Why the OUSD tentative agreement will not stop COVID-19. wsws.org The tentative agreement reached between the Oakland Unified School District and the Oakland Educators Association will do nothing to fundamentally stop the spread of the virus.

WSWS (2022-01-27). Berlin film festival officials decide to hold in-person event despite record Omicron infection rates. wsws.org The decision of the Berlinale management is clearly directed against the health, lives and cultural interests of the population.

Stephen W. Enciso (2022-01-27). Invasion Day protest demands Don Dale youth jail be closed. greenleft.org.au "Nobody would want their children in there," Josie Crawshaw told a 150-strong Invasion Day protest outside the Don Dale Youth Detention Centre. Stephen W Enciso reports.

National Organization of Women (2022-01-27). Wednesday 2/9: "One Fair Wage: Ending Subminimum Pay in America" w/ Author & Activist, Saru Jayaraman. indybay.org Online event…

Roger Davies (2022-01-27). Australia's middle power dream. greenleft.org.au The average Australian has been enveloped by the inevitability of the US alliance as if it were a natural result of our history and "shared" values, writes Roger Davies.

teleSUR, yart, JDO (2022-01-27). Rusia critica respuesta de EE.UU. sobre garantías de seguridad. telesurtv.net Canciller ruso, Serguéi Lavrov, considera que aborda cuestiones secundarias y no la expansión de la OTAN hacia el este.

Staff (2022-01-27). Germany threatens to sanction Russian gas pipeline. rt.com The controversial pipeline could be doomed if Russia invades Ukraine | The Nord Stream 2 pipeline, built to deliver gas to Germany from Siberia, could be hit with harsh sanctions from Berlin if Russia decides to attack Ukraine, Foreign Minister Annalena Baerbock said. | Speaking at a session of the Bundestag, the German parliament, on Wednesday, Baerbock confirmed that the underwater energy link was on the table as a possible target for restrictive measures. "We have a whole spectrum of responses, including Nord Stream 2," she stated. "Yes, we are always attempting dialogue, but in the light of today's situati…

Mike Walter (2022-01-27). The Heat: Syria joins China's Belt and Road Initiative. america.cgtn.com Syria becomes the latest country to join China's Belt and Road Initiative. What does it mean for the country's reconstruction efforts after more than a decade of war?>

United Against War, Militarism (2022-01-27). Friday 2/4: Protest to Demand a War Powers Resolution. indybay.org Ro Khanna's Office | Feb. 4th @ 3PM | 3150 De La Cruz Blvd, Santa Clara, CA…

David Giesen (2022-01-27). Saturday 1/29: A walking tour through the Tenderloin and Union Square neighborhoods. indybay.org American Youth Hostel | 312 Mason Street | San Francisco | (meet in the lobby)…

Adam Trumper (2022-01-27). Thousands march on 50th anniversary of Tent Embassy. greenleft.org.au Thousands of First Nations people and allies marked Invasion Day on Ngunnawal and Ngambri country, marching to the Aboriginal Tent Embassy outside Old Parliament House. Adam Trumper reports.

Tom Engelhardt (2022-01-27). Tomgram: Robert Lipsyte, The Glory of the Greatest Shines On. warisacrime.org This article originally appeared at TomDispatch.com. To receive TomDispatch in your inbox three times a week, click here. Heroes? When I was a kid, among my heroes — and I was joined in this by so many Americans — was Jackie Robinson. Yes, he was the first Black ballplayer to break into the segregated major leagues. …

Akio Tanaka (2022-01-27). Is Something Rotten In The State Of Pacifica Elections? indybay.org Let the will of the members be heard and may democracy prevail.

Staff (2022-01-27). Former Soviet Republics exchange fire on the border. rt.com Several people were reportedly injured as the militaries of Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan engaged in cross-border skirmishes | Violence broke out at the Tajik-Kyrgyz border late on Thursday, with the clashes occurred at a poorly-demarcated part of the frontier, where the territories of Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, and Uzbekistan meet, at a point where each country has multiple enclaves in the territory of its neighboring states. | The trouble reportedly began when a Tajik vehicle was pelted with stones from the Kyrgyz side of the border. The incident triggered a response from the border guard of both nations, with serv…

Oprah Golden Globe Speech (2022-01-27). 22nd Annual Rosa Parks Day in California – Reintroducing Womanity. indybay.org Their time is up. And I just hope—I just hope that Recy Taylor died knowing that her truth, like the truth of so many other women who were tormented in those years, and even now tormented, goes marching on. It was somewhere in Rosa Parks's heart almost 11 years later, when she made the decision to stay seated on that bus in Montgomery, and it's here with every woman who chooses to say, "Me too." And every man—every man who chooses to listen.

Black Lives Matter, Demand Justice (2022-01-27). Thursday 1/27: Call to Action: Ensuring a First Black Woman SCOTUS Justice Organizing Call. indybay.org Online event…

Rick Rozoff (2022-01-27). CNN: U.S. troops may be deployed to Bulgaria, Hungary and Romania. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com US and allies discussing deploying more troops to Eastern Europe prior to any Russian invasion of Ukraine The US and a handful of allies are in discussions to deploy thousands more troops to Eastern European NATO countries before any potential Russian invasion of Ukraine as a show of support in the face of Moscow's ongoing …

sputniknews (2022-01-27). Better Late Than Never? Catalonia Pardons 1,000 People Tortured, Killed for Witchcraft. sputniknews.com An anti-witch and wizardry frenzy swept much of Europe during the early modern era, with the regions of Basque and Catalonia witnessing some of the largest and most gruesome judgements against witchcraft in the Iberian Peninsula despite general scepticism toward the phenomenon by the Spanish Inquisition.

Peter Boyle (2022-01-27). Sydney Invasion Day 2022 march. greenleft.org.au Thousands marched peacefully through the streets of Sydney to mark Invasion Day on January 26. Peter Boyle reports.

WSWS (2022-01-27). West Coast educators and students hold meeting on the fight to pause in-person learning at unsafe schools. wsws.org On Sunday, the West Coast Educators Rank-and-File Safety Committees held an online meeting in opposition to the ruling class drive to keep schools open amid the spread of the Omicron variant.

WSWS (2022-01-27). US charged with war crimes in Syria prison siege. wsws.org The Pentagon's proxy ground force, the SDF militia, claims to have retaken the jail, but offered no information on the fate of 850 children held there.

WSWS (2022-01-27). Australian Labor leader offers to use pandemic crisis to restructure economy. wsws.org Albanese, who as opposition leader has backed the profit-driven "live with the virus" drive, made no mention in his National Press Club speech to the huge wave of infections that it has unleashed.

WSWS (2022-01-27). Federal judge blocks strike by 17,000 BNSF railway workers. wsws.org The court order from the judge prohibits any action by workers to fight the railways' oppressive and dangerous attendance policy.

WSWS (2022-01-26). US delivers 300 Javelin missiles to Ukraine as EU announces further military deployments. wsws.org A day after the US announced the extraordinarily provocative move of sending 8,500 troops to Eastern Europe, the US delivered some 300 javelin anti-tank missiles along with shoulder-launched multipurpose assault weapons and bunker busters to Ukraine.

Tamara Nassar (2022-01-26). Jordanians boycott Dubai dental conference. electronicintifada.net Event comes as UAE kills over 80 people in Yemen.

Rami Almeghari (2022-01-26). Saving seeds, counting cows: work of a "terror" group? electronicintifada.net Union of Agricultural Work Committees provides vital support to Gaza's farmers.

Ola Mousa (2022-01-26). Holiday in Gaza? More expensive than in Egypt or Turkey. electronicintifada.net Israel's blockade, Egyptian closures and COVID restrictions render domestic tourist resorts unaffordable for most…

_____ (2022-01-26). Coalminers On Strike For 10 Months Vow Not To Be 'Starved Out'. popularresistance.org About 1,100 coalminers in Alabama have entered 2022 still on strike, more than 10 months since they walked out back in April last year, making it the longest strike in the US since the Covid-19 pandemic began and the longest in Alabama's history. | Workers started the unfair labor practice strike over claims of bad faith bargaining by Warrior Met Coal over a new union contract. In the previous contract settled in 2016, miners accepted several concessions, including a $6-an-hour pay cut and reductions in health insurance and other benefits as the mines switched employers in the wake of a bankruptcy. | The miners o…

_____ (2022-01-26). California Redwood Forest Returned To Native Tribal Group. popularresistance.org Los Angeles – The descendants of Native American tribes on the Northern California coast are reclaiming a bit of their heritage that includes ancient redwoods that have stood since their ancestors walked the land. | Save the Redwoods League planned to announce Tuesday that it is transferring more than 500 acres (202 hectares) on the Lost Coast to the InterTribal Sinkyone Wilderness Council. | The group of 10 tribes that have inhabited the area for thousands of years will be responsible for protecting the land dubbed Tc'ih-Léh-Dûñ, or "Fish Run Place," in the Sinkyone language. | Priscilla Hunter, chairwoman of th…

_____ (2022-01-26). Divestment Campaigns And Reinvestment Efforts Gain Strength. popularresistance.org With over 80 percent of the world's population experiencing extreme weather linked to climate change, university endowments have become a focal point for students, faculty, and community members eager to snuff out their schools' support for the fossil fuel companies most responsible for fueling the climate crisis. | Major universities, including Boston University, the University of Minnesota, and Harvard University — which boasts the largest endowment of any school in the world — are among the latest to commit to pull billions from fossil fuel funds. In their wake, others are following suit. In July,…

_____ (2022-01-26). Following 'Unjustifiable' UAE Bombing, US And UN Condemn Yemeni Retaliation. popularresistance.org Saada, Yemen — In a scene rife with chaos and crying, volunteers and a rescue squad pulled the bodies of 91 prisoners from the rubble of the Sa'ada City Remand Prison in southern Yemen on Tuesday. Early last Friday morning, United Arab Emirates (UAE) warplanes supported by the United States targeted the overcrowded prison, which houses up to 3,000 inmates from across Yemen and Africa. The attack was one of the deadliest since the war began in 2015. | At least 91 people were killed and more than 236 seriously injured in the attacks, which left bereaved families in shock across Yemen and Africa. Witnesses des…

_____ (2022-01-26). Glen Ford: Legacy Of A Black Revolutionary. popularresistance.org As 2021 comes to an end, and the U.S. approaches the one-million mark of American lives lost to Covid-19, I would think holiday celebrations should include more somber notes than usual. Instead of seeing street behavior that would acknowledge grieving over 800,000 people in the U.S. who have died of Covid-19, we witness the convulsions for survival in a society and nation that is imploding as the wealth gap stretches far beyond our imaginations. In a nation inundated with death, whether from school shootings, the up-tick in crime rampages, fentanyl overdoses, alongside Covid-19 deaths, those who have passed may o…

_____ (2022-01-26). Striking Massachusetts Nurses Outwait Corporate Giant Tenet. popularresistance.org Last year's longest-running strike came to an end in early January when nurses at St. Vincent Hospital in Worcester, Massachusetts, overwhelmingly voted to ratify their new contract and return to work. | Seven hundred nurses had walked out over dangerous staffing conditions last March—ten months ago. (See previous Labor Notes coverage from last April and August.) | In a year of health care workers organizing amid Covid surges and staffing shortages, St. Vincent nurses stood out for their willingness to strike indefinitely and for the discipline the strikers showed. | Open-ended strikes are still a rarity in…

_____ (2022-01-26). Sudan's Revolution Enters Its Second Phase: Disrupting The State. popularresistance.org A few hours after the military coup in Sudan on 25 October 2021, its leader, Abdel Fattah Al-Burhan, appeared on television to announce the dissolution of the Sovereign Council, the governmental body composed of military and civilian representatives, which had been formed in the wake of the 2018 revolution. In a typical justification for coups in the country, Al-Burhan declared a state of emergency, describing the takeover as a "corrective step". | The 2018 revolution was the third in Sudan's modern history. They have all followed a pattern of ousting a dictator, followed by a transitional period, elections, and…

_____ (2022-01-26). The Jewish National Fund Does Israel's Dirty Work—Again. popularresistance.org The JNF (Jewish National Fund) once again is in the news, this time for collaborating with the State of Israel in dispossessing Palestinian residents of the East Jerusalem neighborhood of Sheikh Jarrah. According to a 2010 UN report, this is not the first time Sheikh Jarrah's residents have been dispossessed and, while illegal under international law, it is not illegal according to Israeli law. It is one more act of brutality, brought to you on a regular basis by Israel and the JNF since 1948. | On the evening of January 18, 2022, in Sheikh Jarrah, Israeli police attacked the home of the Salahiya family—a f…

_____ (2022-01-26). Trial Monitors Condemn Judges For Attacks On Donziger. popularresistance.org This executive summary presents an overview of key findings of a international group of legal scholars and practitioners who conducted impartial monitoring of the case of United States v. Steven Donziger, No. 19-CR-561 (LAP); 11-CIV-691 (LAK). This summary sets a brief background, the principle findings of the monitoring group and the Panel's recommendations. The summary contains no footnotes; references to relevant sections of the fully-footnoted report are provided. | The Panel has determined that the conduct of judges and prosecutors in Steven Donziger's case has led to numerous and serious violations of his r…

Ann Brown (2022-01-26). Are The US Government And IRS Watching My Crypto Trading And Investing? 3 Reasons Why DEX Decentralized Exchanges May Be The Future. moguldom.com This year the Internal Revenue Service switched things up for people investing in the crypto sphere. The IRS wants to know all about your 2021 crypto transactions this tax season. Investors now must report taxable 2021 transactions involving Bitcoin, Ethereum, Dogecoin, and other cryptocurrencies to the federal government, CNBC reported. Because of this, many are considering using …

Ann Brown (2022-01-26). Creator Of Ethereum Advocates For 'Synthetic Wombs': What Is A Synthetic Womb? moguldom.com Vitalik Buterin, the 27-year-old Russian-Canadian programmer who co-founded Ethereum, wants societal problems to be solved with synthetic wombs — artificial uterus devices that would allow for pregnancy to take place outside the body. Researchers have experimented with artificial wombs. So far, they've come up with one that can support lambs that are developmentally equivalent to …

Binoy Kampmark (2022-01-26). Off to the Supreme Court: Assange's Appeal Continues. dissidentvoice.org With December's High Court decision to overturn the lower court ruling against the extradition of Julian Assange to the United States, lawyers of the WikiLeaks founder immediately got busy. The next avenue of appeal, strewn less with gold than obstacles, would be to the Supreme Court. The central question remained: Should the publisher be extradited …

Clara Moore (2022-01-26). Why Are We Torching Our Best Tool to End Child Poverty? otherwords.org Ada Mae's beautiful blonde curls are wild on this sunny, mild winter afternoon. | I've just picked her up from the homeschool co-op that supplements the first-grade lessons we've been doing at home, and we're hanging out at the park. This is my favorite time of the week, watching her play with other kids. | But I'm also remembering my own childhood — cold Missouri winters without boots, hats, or mittens. The grind of poverty was tough on my family, and that trauma pursued me into adulthood. | I would do anything to keep my child from that fate, but we've had our close calls. | We were nearly homeless when t…

Dana Sanchez (2022-01-26). Solana Goes From Hot To Cold, Network Scaling Issues And Instability Support Skeptics. moguldom.com Solana was once the darling of crypto and it still may be, but skeptics are gaining credibility after the public blockchain platform saw the price of its SOL token plummet 27 percent in the last week during a broad crypto market selloff. Six serious outages so far this month of more than eight hours could …

Dante Strobino (2022-01-26). In Virginia, workers honor Dr. King, rally for collective bargaining. workers.org On Jan. 18, the newly formed Virginia Beach City Workers Union, UE Local 111, and faith community supporters rallied before the city council demanding a real voice for safety, dignity, living wages and an end to institutional racism on the job. City workers from the Public Works, Public Utilities and . . . |

Editor2 (2022-01-26). The Economics of The Sandinista Revolution in 2022 (Interview). orinocotribune.com Nicaragua ended 2021 with extraordinary results in the economy, highly positive results in production and is leading economic growth in the region after three difficult years during which it faced a coup attempt, two devastating hurricanes, Covid-19 and permanent attempts by the United States and big capital to destroy the country's economy. | In Managua, we interviewed Minister of Finance, Ivan Acosta, on Nicaragua's model, regional economic integration and new prospects as Nicaragua and China seek cooperation after reestablishing relations in December. Kawsachun News' Camila Escalante sat down with Minister Aco…

Editor2 (2022-01-26). Barbados: The Labor Party Wins all the Seats in the First Republican Parliament. orinocotribune.com Barbadosthe Caribbean island that last December officially became a republicFollowing this upheaval in the form of government, the country's parliament was dissolved and early elections were called. The aim of the elections was to renew the 30 seats in the House of Assembly , the lower house of the bicamerine parliament in Bridgetown, while the members of the Senate are chosen directly by the president. | As expected, Prime Minister Mia Mottley 's Barbados Labor Party (BLP) won the election, even winning all the seats up for grabs. Thanks to the Anglo-Saxon first-past-the-p…

Editor (2022-01-26). Solution to global inequality is socialism! workers.org Around the globe, billions of people are suffering incredible losses resulting from capitalism's inability and refusal to seriously address the COVID-19 pandemic. Millions have lost lives or loved ones. Families are houseless. Workers have been forced to choose between risking their health at minimum wage jobs and feeding their families, . . . |

Isheka N. Harrison (2022-01-26). Concerns Mount Over Buckhead Plan To Separate From Atlanta, Establishing New Services And Taxes Not That Easy. moguldom.com Atlanta's wealthiest and whitest neighborhood has been in talks for years about seceding from the city. The movement to create Buckhead City is gaining traction with a continued uptick in crime in the area. As a result, Atlanta officials are concerned about losing major numbers in population and tax revenue, according to The Wall Street …

Isheka N. Harrison (2022-01-26). 'The More, The Better': Rep. Sheila Jackson, NAASD Members, Scholars And More To Speak At Reparations Town Halls On Same Day. moguldom.com Reparations town halls are in the air — and there are many events to come, according to organizers. Allen Temple Baptist Church of Oakland, Calif., plans to host a virtual Public Ministry Town Hall, "Past Due Black Reparations," at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Jan. 29 on Zoom. This is the same date and time that …

It's Going Down (2022-01-26). This Is America #158: Hunger Strike at Santa Rita Jail; Police Attack Encampment in Boise; Update on Resistance at Winnemucca. itsgoingdown.org Welcome, to This Is America, June 27th, 2022. "At least two dozen prisoners in the Alameda County Jail are continuing a hunger strike which began on January 8, 2022 to protest an increase in the jail's commissary prices." Prices has risen in some cases by 20%. Report from @OaklandAboSol. t.co/1FyXQKHHN1 — It's Going Down (@IGD_News)…

Jacob Buckner (2022-01-26). Amazon Labor Union rallies workers against corporate greed: 'We will win!'. peoplesworld.org STATEN ISLAND, N.Y.—The Amazon Labor Union (ALU) held a rally outside JFK8, the e-commerce giant's fulfillment center here Jan. 17, Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. For several months, organizers have been collecting signatures for an upcoming union vote at the facility, where thousands of workers prepare and send out millions of packages to customers each …

Jim Hightower (2022-01-26). An Uncharitable View of Charity. otherwords.org Our society has coined expressions like "philanthropist" to encourage and hail people's charitable spirit. Look on the flip side of that shiny coin of generosity, however, and you'll find that its base substance is societal selfishness. | After all, the need for charity only exists because we're tolerating intentional injustices and widespread inequality created by power elites. A society as supremely wealthy as ours ought not be relegating needy families and essential components of the common good to the whims of a few rich philanthropists. | Yes, corporate and individual donations can help at the margins, but t…

José Manuel Blanco Diaz (2022-01-26). Vice President Delcy Rodríguez: 'There is Something Wrong at the UN'. orinocotribune.com With a call for corrective measures to be taken within the United Nations (UN) on behalf of countries that suffer from unilateral coercive measures that violate fundamental rights—such as the illegal US economic blockade of Venezuela—Vice President Delcy Rodríguez defended Venezuela's position during UN's Universal Periodic Review (UPR) of human rights. | Rodríguez drew attention to the impact caused by the United States government's application of 502 illegal coercive economic measures issued against Venezuela over the course of the past five years. | "I think something is wrong, when in the same roo…

José Luis Granados Ceja (2022-01-26). Venezuela: UN Must Avoid 'Political Instrumentalization' of Human Rights. venezuelanalysis.com Vice-President Delcy Rodríguez warned that there was a "hidden agenda" aimed at justifying an intervention in the South American country.

José Manuel Blanco Diaz (2022-01-26). Guaidó Knew About Operation Gideon, Claims His Strategist Rendón. orinocotribune.com Far-right propagandist Juan José Rendón has confirmed that former deputy Juan Guaidó was aware of Operation Gideon as it was being planned. He made such statements during an Rendón affirmed that he contacted SilverCorp security company, directed by former US military officer Jordan Goudreau, and spoke with him of a "military plot to overthrow, kill, capture" President Nicolás Maduro. | Rendón declared that, initially, they had studied all the possible "soft cou…

Judy Greenspan (2022-01-26). COVID-19 and the prison abolition movement: A WW commentary. workers.org The current spike in COVID-19 infections among the incarcerated in prisons, jails and detention centers is not only alarming and life-threatening to tens of thousands of people, it is an urgent challenge for the prison abolition and prisoners' advocacy movement. We must build a movement from California to New York . . . |

Kevin Mwanza (2022-01-26). NYU Professor Explains False Hype Promises Of Web3: 5 Takeaways. moguldom.com Web3, a vague term describing a crypto-powered internet that has been hyped as the next step for the world wide web, could be a false promise of decentralization, according to New York University Professor Scott Galloway. Technically, Web3 is described as a decentralized version of the internet where platforms and apps are built and owned …

Liberation Staff (2022-01-26). Fear Grips Wall Street: Is the Big Crash Coming? liberationnews.org Brian Becker and Prof. Richard Wolff discuss the recently turbulent stock market. What does this mean for the economy and for us? Is this volatility a sign of something to come?>

Marissa Rodriguez (2022-01-26). Supreme Court allows Texas abortion ban to stand for the fourth time. liberationnews.org Clinics in states that border Texas have seen a massive influx of patients from Texas, resulting in weeks-long wait times for all patients since SB 8 became law.

Mark Gruenberg, John Wojcik (2022-01-26). U.S. peace groups begin to challenge war hawks over Ukraine. peoplesworld.org

Martha Burk (2022-01-26). To Protect Women's Health, Pass the Equal Rights Amendment. otherwords.org Late January marked the 49th anniversary of Roe. V. Wade, the Supreme Court decision that legalized abortion nationwide. It could very well be the last. | In 1973, Roe codified the right to terminate a pregnancy up until viability — around 23-26 weeks. Anti-abortion forces have fought to negate the decision ever since, and now they appear to be winning. | Two cases are now pending before the right-wing Supreme Court, and either or both could mark the end of safe and legal abortion in the United States. | Texas has outlawed abortion after six weeks, before many women know they're pregnant, and turned to vigi…

Matt Sedlar (2022-01-26). Eighty Countries Have Already Used Their Special Drawing Rights, but More of these Resources Are Needed. cepr.net A preview of key findings that we will explore in greater depth in the upcoming report on the use of SDRs since August 2021.

Matt Sedlar (2022-01-26). The Medicaid Gap Fix in the Build Back Better Act Could Improve Health and Save the Lives of Low-Income Individuals. cepr.net The Build Back Better (BBB) Act would improve health and save lives by expanding access to affordable health care.

Nick Cruse (2022-01-26). Opinion: Embrace MLK, Reject Barack Obama. Why Leftists Need To Challenge The Scourge Of Black Neoliberalism. moguldom.com Black Boomers have led our generation off a cliff by embracing neoliberalism MLK day is now time for the Black Congressional Caucus, Democratic Party, and many in our political establishment to pretend that MLK represents everything they stand for. This holiday serves as a day for our media class to continue to whitewash MLK and …

Noor Lazkani (2022-01-26). Santa Cruz County workers force county to reach tentative agreement, avoiding ULP strike. liberationnews.org "This agreement is an important step towards meeting the critical recovery needs of our community and workers"

PAI (2022-01-26). OSHA kills emergency anti-COVID standard on order of right-wing Supreme Court. peoplesworld.org WASHINGTON (PAI)—The Occupational Safety and Health Administration has permanently yanked its Emergency Temporary Standard requiring firms with at least 100 workers to develop and implement plans to protect employees against the coronavirus. But it'll keep working on a permanent standard to achieve that goal. OSHA's January 26 decision obeys the January 13 ruling by the …

Peter Certo (2022-01-26). In OtherWords: January 26, 2022. otherwords.org For millions of American families, this January meant financial strain. | Why? Because Republicans, together with Democrat Joe Manchin, have stalled the renewal of the expanded Child Tax Credit. That credit reduced child poverty by 30 percent in December alone, but in January — the first month without payments — the rate is expected to climb to its highest point in a year. | This week in OtherWords, Clara Moore explains how those monthly payments changed her life — and her child's life — for the better. Don't miss it! | Meanwhile, Martha Burk marks another sober January milestone: Roe v. W…

Project Censored (2022-01-26). The Project Censored Newsletter—January 2022. projectcensored.org Project Censored is a nonprofit organization supported by members like you. All levels of support are appreciated and you can make a donation here! Project Censored has received a grant from…

Robert P. Alvarez (2022-01-26). The Filibuster Is Busted. Time to Scrap it. otherwords.org If you're under the impression that the filibuster is an important tool in the toolbox of American democracy, you've been misled. | The filibuster is a made-up Senate convention that lets a minority of senators block votes on bills that have majority support. Under current rules, just 41 senators can sink legislation this way. | In the past, filibusters were used only rarely. But with Republicans filibustering virtually everything these days, it now takes 60 Senate votes to pass anything at all. That's a tall hurdle in our polarized age. | The main argument for the filibuster is that it promotes bipartisanship an…

scorinoco (2022-01-26). Biden Federal Judge Nominee Persecuted Steve Donziger on Behalf of Chevron. orinocotribune.com One of Joe Biden's latest federal judge nominees has environmental activists questioning the Democrat's connections to Big Oil. | US President Joe Biden nominated a list of judges last week, and one of the nominees has particularly stood out due to her history with the Republican Party, including Donald Trump, and her involvement in a lawsuit by Chevron against environmental and human rights lawyer Steven Donziger. | "Outraged to learn that Biden has named Chevron lawyer Jennifer Rearden to be a federal judge," Donziger tweeted last Thursday, January 20, in reaction to the nomination, highlighting Rearden's work…

Sean Connolly (2022-01-26). Racist zoning is killing working class New Yorkers. liberationnews.org The recent Twin Parks fire in the Bronx, which killed 17 residents — including eight children — is a tragic example of a long history of neglect made possible by racist zoning laws.

Sean Connolly (2022-01-26). Racist zoning is killing working-class New Yorkers. liberationnews.org The recent Twin Parks fire in the Bronx, which killed 17 residents — including eight children — is a tragic example of a long history of neglect made possible by racist zoning laws.

Staff (2022-01-26). President Maduro: Federal Council's Priority Should be Public Services — Meets with Opposition Governors. orinocotribune.com On Monday, January 24, from the plenary of the Federal Council of Government, the President of Venezuela, Nicolás Maduro, emphasized that the Council's priority should be the country's public services and economy. | The head of state estimated that of the investment allocated to governors and mayors, the resources should be distributed as follows: 35% to water, 25% to electricity, 20% on roads, 10% on gas, and 10% on solid waste. | "The priorities of this Federal Council of Government are already established," stated Maduro from Miraflores Palace. "The first is the economy, with great import. However, it must als…

Staff (2022-01-26). Remembering Badran Jaber: A Life in Revolution. samidoun.net Samidoun Palestinian Prisoner Solidarity Network salutes the revolutionary life of Badran Jaber, veteran of the Palestinian liberation struggle, upon his passing on 25 January 2022. Jaber, a leader and co-founder of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine, was a symbol of the Palestinian prisoners' movement. He was repeatedly arrested, interrogated and imprisoned in …

Staff (2022-01-26). Facebook 'Permanently' Deletes HispanTV Page. orinocotribune.com In a new attack against freedom of expression, Facebook has removed HispanTV page without giving any explanation. | Without any prior notice, Facebook has "permanently" deleted the HispanTV page, which had over 1.4 million followers. | At the moment, HispanTV is using an alternative page: The Facebook page that was just deleted had been "temporarily" blocked on October 18, so nothing could be posted on Facebook by the channel administrators. Moreover, Facebook never…

Staff (2022-01-26). Tomorrow January 27 Webinar with María Páez Victor: Venezuela's Recent Progress and Political Advances. orinocotribune.com Venezuela's Recent Progress and Political Advances | With María Páez Victor | Tomorrow Thursday January 27, 4: 00 pm PST / 7: 00 pm EST: | The webinar will be recorded and sent it out to all registrants following the event. We'll also be live streaming on Facebook. FB event page can be found Despite the US-Canada-European Union economic blockade and robbery of its overseas resources, Venezuela has made notable progress in economic…

Steve Patt (2022-01-26). Havana Syndrome claims exposed … by the CIA! liberationnews.org NBC News: "CIA says 'Havana Syndrome' not result of sustained campaign by hostile power."

Steve Patt (2022-01-26). Havana Syndrome claims exposed…by the CIA! liberationnews.org NBC News: "CIA says 'Havana Syndrome' not result of sustained campaign by hostile power."

Steve Sweeney (2022-01-26). Pelosi fast-tracks bill to funnel more weapons to Ukraine. peoplesworld.org U.S. officials are planning to rush through a major bill that will dramatically bolster weapons allocations for Ukraine and increase funding for anti-Russian propaganda and intelligence, it was announced on Tuesday. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said she was fast-tracking the bill, called the "Defending Ukraine Sovereignty Act of 2022," straight to the House of Representatives. …

The Socialist Program (2022-01-26). U.S. Imperialism: Addicted to War & Militarism. liberationnews.org Brian Becker, Esther Iverem and Nicole Roussell discuss how U.S./NATO aggression caused the crisis in Ukraine and more…

The New Atlas (2022-01-26). US-Funded "NGOs" Panic as Thailand Prepares New NGO Transparency Law. asia-pacificresearch.com

Michael T. Hertz (2022-01-26). Will Sinema and Manchin continue to have Senate power? nationofchange.org If the Democrats were to boot them from the party as punishment, the Republicans would hold the majority.

sputniknews (2022-01-26). You Can Get $1 Million From NASA for Solving Space Feeding Conundrum. sputniknews.com NASA has long been facing the challenge of feeding astronauts during multiyear space expeditions, such as future missions to Mars, as pre-packaged food loses its nutritional value over time.

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2022-01-26). West Asia Transforms: Twenty Arab States in China's BRI Sights. libya360.wordpress.com Cynthia Chung China's BRI has set its sights on 20 Arab states, many of them already participants, to bolster the economic fortunes of West Asia 'A crisis is an opportunity riding the dangerous wind.' So says a Chinese proverb, and nowhere is this truer than in crisis-ridden West Asia, now a major focus of Beijing's BRI…

_____ (2022-01-26). Russia and the West: Piercing the Fog of Hysteria. strategic-culture.org The fatal mistake committed by Brussels in 2014 was to force Kiev o make an impossible choice between Europe and Russia. | A specter haunts the collective West: total zombification, courtesy of an across-the-board 24/7 psy ops imprinting the inevitability of "Russian aggression". | Let's pierce the fog of hysteria by asking Ukrainian Defense Minister Reznikov what's going on: | "I can absolutely say that to date, the Russian armed forces have not created a strike group that could make a forceful invasion of Ukraine." | Well, Reznikov is obviously not aware that the White House, with access to arguably privileged…

Rick Rozoff (2022-01-26). U.S. ambassador to Georgia blasts "revanchist" Russia for 220 years of barbaric atrocities. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com Degnan is emblematic of the new breed of post-Cold War American diplomats (using the term in the formal sense): she doesn't speak the local languages, in her case neither Georgian nor Russian, though her website states she's "learning basic Georgian," no doubt as in "take my bags" and "do what I say or you're fired." …

ecns.cn (2022-01-26). Profits of Chinese SOEs surge 30.1 pct in 2021. ecns.cn The combined profits of China's state-owned enterprises (SOEs) surged 30.1 percent year on year to nearly 4.52 trillion yuan (about 715 billion U.S. dollars) in 2021, official data showed Wednesday.

ecns.cn (2022-01-26). 2026 host Italy expects good performance in Beijing Olympics. ecns.cn Italy is poised to build on a record-setting success at last Summer Olympics, said Giovanni Malago, president of the Italian National Olympic Committee.

ecns.cn (2022-01-26). Taiwan's DPP urged to stop detainment of mainland fishing boats. ecns.cn A mainland spokesperson on Wednesday urged the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) authority in Taiwan to immediately stop seizing and detaining mainland fishing boats.

WSWS (2022-01-26). Macron calls to introduce massive US-style university tuition fees in France. wsws.org The French president's proposal to launch "American-style" tuition fees reflects his broader policy of intensifying social inequality in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

WSWS (2022-01-26). What "endemic" COVID-19 really means: Mass infection and death forever. wsws.org Government officials and the corporate media want to declare COVID-19 "endemic," to enforce policies that will have disastrous consequences for the working class.

Moderator (2022-01-26). U.N. Officials Warn of 'Record-Shattering Month' for Civilian Deaths in Yemen. scheerpost.com By Jessica Corbett / Common Dreams As United Nations officials projected Tuesday that the civilian death toll from the Saudi-led coalition's strikes on Yemen will break records this month, Oxfam shared the group's difficulties providing aid in the war-torn country and urged action from the U.N. Security Council. "People are really struggling. Last night we had more airstrikes. …

Alex Bainbridge (2022-01-26). Socialist Alliance maintains electoral registration. greenleft.org.au The Socialist Alliance has managed to remain a registered political party, able to run in the federal elections with its party name and logo. Alex Bainbridge reports.

scorinoco (2022-01-26). Cuba Congratulates Prime Minister of Barbados for Victory in General Elections. orinocotribune.com On Thursday, January 20, Cuban President Miguel Díaz-Canel as well as other Cuban authority figures congratulated the Prime Minister of Barbados, Mia Mottley, for the victory of her party in the general elections in Barbados held last Wednesday, January 19. | After Barbados became a republic last year, the parliament was dissolved and early elections were called, to renew the 30 seats of the House of Assembly. As expected, Prime Minister Mottley 's Barbados Labour Party (BLP) won the first general election in Barbados' republican history, winning all the seats. On January 20, after the results were released, Mott…

sputniknews (2022-01-26). Two More Men Arrested in UK Over Texas Synagogue Standoff. sputniknews.com LONDON (Sputnik) – Two more men have been arrested in Manchester, northern England, as part of the ongoing investigation into the attack carried out by a British citizen against a synagogue in Texas on 15 January, the UK counter-terror police said on Wednesday.

Ssebunya David (2022-01-26). Parliament to honour late Tumusiime-Mutebile Thursday. plusnews.ug Parliament of Uganda will tomorrow Thursday hold a Special Sitting in honour of Prof Emmanuel Tumusiime Mutebile, former Governor of Bank of Uganda who passed away this week. A notice by the Clerk to Parliament, Adolf Mwesige Kasaija communicating the development to Members of Parliament indicates that sitting will be held at 10am. "This is …

A Guest Author (2022-01-26). U.S. puts Europe in the trenches against the invented enemy. workers.org By Manlio Dinucci Published Jan. 25 in Il Manifesto, in the author's "Art of War" column. "As a precautionary measure against a possible Russian invasion of Ukraine," the U.S. State Department ordered the evacuation of family members and part of the staff from the U.S. Embassy in Kiev, which with . . . |

Morteza Ahmadi Al Hashem (2022-01-26). Briefing on Iran's daily developments. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jan. 26 (MNA) — The following are the Islamic Republic of Iran's latest developments in the last 24 hours.

teleSUR, mcs, JL (2022-01-26). Reportan ocho internos asesinados en cárcel de Colima, México. telesurtv.net Las autoridades informan que las investigaciones en torno al hecho aún están en curso.

_____ (2022-01-26). Where Is The 100,000-Strong Public Health Corps Biden Promised Us? popularresistance.org A year after Joe Biden's inauguration, things seem bleak. Despite the existence of life-saving vaccines, tests and masks, on January 21, more than 3,000 people were reported to have died of Covid-19, and the last time daily deaths were below 1,000 was in August. With the more transmissible Omicron variant spreading like wildfire, and only 63% of the country with two doses of the vaccine (only 43% of adults with their booster), things may continue to get worse before they get better. Hospitals are filled to the brim while schools and industries deal with absences. Clearly, we need a policy reset. We need to provid…

WSWS (2022-01-26). Amid Ukraine crisis, US Navy stages war games in South China Sea. wsws.org These provocative exercises involving two US aircraft carrier strike groups clearly indicate that the Pentagon's war planners recognise that any conflict with Russia could quickly embroil China.

Haymarket Books (2022-01-26). Monday 1/24: Defend Roe! No Abortion Bans! Defending & Extending Abortion Access Panel Discussion. indybay.org Online event…

Ann Garrison (2022-01-26). How WHO Chief Tedros Violated UN Rules to Advance TPLF Interests in Ethiopia. orinocotribune.com By Ann Garrison and Simon Tesfamariam — Jan 18, 2022 | In leaked audio, UN staffers accuse World Health Organization Secretary-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus of violating UN code to further the objectives of his political allies in Ethiopia's conflict | Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, World Health Organization (WHO) Secretary-General and overseer of the UN's global coronavirus response, has established a shadow relief operation that sidesteps the authority of Ethiopia's sovereign government and directly coordinates with his political allies in the country's civil war. | The alleged actions by Tedros, which h…

Editor (2022-01-26). Venezuela doubles oil output despite U.S. bans thanks to Iran's help. mronline.org Venezuela has doubled its oil production over the past months thanks to Iran's help in defiance of U.S. sanctions against Caracas, oil industry analysts say.

_____ (2022-01-26). Erdogan Works Up a Plan to Mend Ties with the US/EU. journal-neo.org Even though the Biden administration did not invite Erdogan to the "democracy summit", changing geo-political circumstances — in particular, the West (EU and the US) vs. Russia tensions around the former's bid to expand NATO to Ukraine — seem to have changed, at least in Turkey's eyes, Ankara's importance for the West. From being a …

teleSUR- lvm, JL (2022-01-26). Irán reitera que retoma Acuerdo Nuclear si EE.UU. levanta sanciones. telesurtv.net "Si las partes están listas para levantar las sanciones opresivas contra la nación iraní, hay oportunidad para cualquier tipo de acuerdo", dijo el presidente.

John W. Whitehead, Nisha Whitehead (2022-01-26). Authoritarian Madness: The Slippery Slope from Lockdowns to Concentration Camps. dissidentvoice.org In the politically charged, polarizing tug-of-war that is the debate over COVID-19, we find ourselves buffeted by fear over a viral pandemic that continues to wreak havoc with lives and the economy, threats of vaccine mandates and financial penalties for noncompliance, and discord over how to legislate the public good without sacrificing individual liberty. The …

teleSUR- jaa, JL (2022-01-26). Registran erupción del volcán Rincón de la Vieja en Costa Rica. telesurtv.net El volcán Rincón de la Vieja y el Turrialba son dos de los cinco colosos activos en el país que han registrado explosiones en las últimas semanas.

_____ (2022-01-26). Does the US Intend to Trigger a Bacteriological War? journal-neo.org Amid the unrelenting threat posed by secret US bio-labs against Russia, China and several post-Soviet republics in Central Asia, a number of news reports in recent days in the Western media have unwittingly drawn attention. On the one hand, the US as well as the British media have acknowledged in numerous statements by their experts …

teleSUR -HIM (2022-01-26). Venezuela y China fortalecen relaciones en áreas estratégicas. telesurtv.net Gracias al apoyo del Gobierno chino el 85% de la población venezolana fue inmunizada con el fármaco Sinopharm desarrollado por el país asiático.

teleSUR, DRL, JDO (2022-01-26). Cesan a ministro guatemalteco en medio de paro del transporte. telesurtv.net Alejandro Giammattei removió al ministro de Gobernación, tras días de protestas de los transportistas en todo el país.

Staff (2022-01-26). Africa CDC Director: Vaccine Inequity Prolongs the Pandemic. Global Cooperation Can Stop New Variants. democracynow.org As new cases of the highly infectious Omicron variant continue to climb in undervaccinated parts of the world, we speak to the head of the Africa Centers for Disease Control and Prevention about how vaccine inequity could lead to even more variants of the coronavirus. Dr. John Nkengasong says only 10% of the population is fully immunized in Africa, a continent of 1.3 billion people, and millions of vaccines donated by COVAX went unused because of their short shelf life. Meanwhile, several countries in Africa have begun manufacturing their own vaccines. "We have to shift our focus to vaccinating — that is, m…

Paulo Cabral (2022-01-26). SaÃÉo Paulo opens winter sport practice venue. america.cgtn.com Fans of sports in Sà£o Paulo, Brazil will have a special venue to watch and practice sports on ice during the Beijing Winter Olympics.

Jomo Kwame Sundaram (2022-01-26). Climate inaction, injustice worsened by finance fiasco. mronline.org KUALA LUMPUR: Many factors frustrate the international cooperation needed to address the looming global warming catastrophe. As most rich nations have largely abdicated responsibility, developing countries need to think and act innovatively and cooperatively to better advance the South.

Michael Harris (2022-01-26). 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.

Stella Levantesi (2022-01-26). EU scientists and politicians clash over gas and nuclear as 'sustainable' investments. nationofchange.org Scientific experts have reiterated what they have been saying since the beginning: gas and nuclear have no place in the taxonomy.

teleSUR- jaa -HIM (2022-01-26). OMS pide a Argentina datos sobre vacunas Sputnik-V y Cansino. telesurtv.net La OMS también solicitó los datos de la vacuna anticovid Sinopharm pediátrica.

ecns.cn (2022-01-26). Aroma of cured meat fills SW China's Guizhou. ecns.cn Workers prepare preserved meat and sausages at a workshop in Guanzhuang Village, southwest China's Guizhou Province, as the Chinese New Year approaches.

sputniknews (2022-01-26). Russian ECHR Envoy: Place From Where Missile Launched That Downed MH17 Was Controlled By Kiev. sputniknews.com STRASBOURG (Sputnik) – Russia is confident that a place from where a missile that downed the MH17 plane was allegedly launched was controlled by Ukrainian forces, Russia's representative to the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR), Mikhail Vinogradov, said.

April Lanuza (2022-01-26). Aid organizations rally to help Tonga. america.cgtn.com The United Nations is warning Tonga will need sustained support to recover from its disaster, adding that resources on the ground are simply not enough.

sputniknews (2022-01-26). UK Developing Bill to Tighten Sanctions Against Russia That Will Be Presented in Coming Days. sputniknews.com Tensions between NATO and Russia have been rising in recent months, with the West accusing Moscow of plotting an "invasion" of Ukraine, a claim Russia has vehemently denied as groundless.

Staff (2022-01-26). NASA afirma que erupción volcánica en Tonga fue más potente que la bomba de Hiroshima. cubadebate.cu La erupción volcánica en Tonga que provocó un tsunami fue cientos de veces más poderosa que la bomba atómica que Estados Unidos lanzó sobre Hiroshima durante la Segunda Guerra Mundial, afirmó la NASA. La erupción "borró" una isla volcánica al norte de la capital de Tonga, Nuku'alofa, agregó la agencia recientemente.

ecns.cn (2022-01-26). Mainland welcomes Taiwan performers for Spring Festival shows: Official. ecns.cn A Chinese mainland spokesperson on Wednesday welcomed Taiwan artists to participate in the diverse performances held across the mainland during the upcoming Spring Festival holiday.

David Swanson (2022-01-26). The War Is Good For You Books Are Getting Weirder. warisacrime.org By David Swanson, World BEYOND War, January 26, 2022 Christopher Coker's Why War fits into a genre with Margaret MacMillan's War: How Conflict Shaped Us, Ian Morris's War: What Is It Good For?, and Neil deGrasse Tyson's Accessory to War. They make very different arguments for war, but have in common a general silliness so …

WSWS (2022-01-26). British Columbia university students hold walkout to protest unsafe return to in-person classes. wsws.org Dozens of university students at Simon Fraser University in Burnaby walked out Monday, on the first day of in-person learning after the holiday break.

Staff (2022-01-26). Disney apologetic after Peter Dinklage's rant on 'Latina Snow White' hypocrisy. rt.com The actor said the woke marketing of the remake makes no sense for a story about dwarfs "living in a cave" | Disney cast Rachel Zegler to star as the titular character in the upcoming live action remake of the classic 1938 animation 'Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs', opposite Gal Gadot's Evil Queen. | The studio's touting of representation as a selling point of the feature film, however, appeared hypocritical to Peter Dinklage. | "Literally no offense to anyone, but I was a little taken aback when they were very proud to cast a Latina actress as Snow White — but you're still telling the story of Snow Whit…

Benjamin Norton (2022-01-26). Ukraine admits Russia doesn't plan to invade, while US/Britain threaten war and Germany/France want peace. multipolarista.com Ukraine's president urged calm, and its defense minister admitted "there are no grounds to believe" Russia is planning an invasion- while the US and Britain send weapons and troops.

ecns.cn (2022-01-26). Taiwan youth winter camp opens. ecns.cn A winter camp for Taiwan youth opened on Monday in advance of the upcoming 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics.

Staff (2022-01-26). "Takeover": Young Lords' Juan González on Hospital Protest Doc. Shortlisted for Academy Award. democracynow.org The documentary "Takeover," which chronicles the radical actions of the Young Lords, was recently shortlisted for an Academy Award. In 1970, the Puerto Rican collective took over a condemned hospital in the South Bronx to demand the construction of a new hospital, free healthcare for all, and more. "I'm still amazed there's been so much interest in what we did as youngsters more than 50 years ago," says Democracy Now! co-host and Young Lords founding member Juan González. "I hope that some of the lessons of what we did right and what we did wrong will resonate with younger people these days."

Hendrik Sybrandy (2022-01-26). Climate change impacts U.S. wildfires. america.cgtn.com Investigators in Colorado are looking into the possibility that spontaneous combustion inside an abandoned underground coal mine may have triggered the most destructive fire in the state's history.

2022-01-27 23:54 | 19:54 EST | jz | 222 | 0 | 111 | 116 | 0