Daily Archives: January 28, 2022

2022-01-28: News Headlines

WSWS (2022-01-28). US-NATO escalate war threats against Russia: Are you ready for World War III? wsws.org The drive to war is fueled by an utterly toxic mixture of deranged geopolitical ambitions and insoluble internal crisis.

WSWS (2022-01-28). One dead, dozens missing from capsized migrant boat off Florida coast. wsws.org The lone survivor told authorities after his rescue that he was one of 40 migrants aboard the vessel when it left the Bahamas, about 50 miles east of Miami, on Saturday night.

sputniknews (2022-01-28). US-UK Antagonism of Russia Threatens to Pull NATO Apart at the Seams. sputniknews.com The NATO alliance was formed by Western capitalist powers in 1949 as a deterrence to potential invasion by the Soviet Union. Dependent on the US for support, Western Europe had little other choice; however, in the 21st century, that they will have convergent interests can no longer be taken for granted.

_____ (2022-01-28). In Spite of the US Attempting to Discredit the Beijing Olympics, It Will Succeed. journal-neo.org Washington's policy of confrontation with China, including in the form of discrediting the Beijing Winter Olympics, only results in the US presenting itself as a complete failure. And a direct indication of the failure of its attempted "diplomatic boycott" of the Olympics was Washington's request for visas from China for some US officials who, despite …

Staff (2022-01-28). NATO response 'embarrassing' — Moscow. rt.com Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov slams the bloc's reply as ideological | NATO's reply to Moscow's proposals for a European security treaty is entirely ideological and has too much of a focus on the bloc's so-called "special purpose" and "exceptionalism," Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said on Friday. | Speaking to news outlets as part of a broadcast interview on Friday, the chief Russian diplomat described the response produced by Brussels as "embarrassing" for the people who wrote the text. | Last month, Russia publicly released two treaties it had proposed to the US and NATO. The draft documents includ…

Caitlin Johnstone (2022-01-28). Censorship by Algorithm Does far More Damage Than Conventional Censorship. orinocotribune.com By Caitlin Johnstone — Jan 24, 2022 | Journalist Jonathan Cook has "My blog posts once attracted tens of thousands of shares," Cook writes. "Then, as the algorithms tightened, it became thousands. Now, as they throttle me further, shares can often be coun…

WSWS (2022-01-28). Israel's labour court bans teachers from striking in opposition to soaring Omicron infections. wsws.org Teachers and educators at all public kindergartens and schools, excluding special education schools, had been set to hold a protest strike yesterday.

Nauman Sadiq (2022-01-28). The Biden Presidency and the Specter of a Third World War. dissidentvoice.org Unlike Trump who was an outsider in American politics and derisively sneered at as "toddler-in-chief" by the US national security establishment, Biden is a typical establishment Democrat unabashedly playing into the hands of the deep state throughout his maiden year as president and escalating the conflict with Russia in Ukraine and with China in the …

Staff (2022-01-28). VIDEO: Emergency Town Hall on the Ukraine Crisis. davidswanson.org

In Defense of Liberation! (2022-01-28). Anxiety, Depression and Organization (Part 2). anchor.fm In this episode I discuss a bit further some of the difficulties facing people when it comes to Organizing in the current circumstances were in, while being actively traumatized and in danger because of the pandemic, along with already pre-existing mental illnesses that have been far worsened during this time, but also the general difficulties the state puts in place when it comes to organizing.

_____ (2022-01-28). Is the End of DPRK Moratorium at Hand? journal-neo.org The previous publication on the North Korean missile launches ended on the description of the events that took place on January 14, 2022. The missiles were fired after the North warned of a "stronger reaction" in response to newly imposed US sanctions on six North Korean citizens involved in weapons of mass destruction programs as well …

Editor2 (2022-01-28). Economic Growth Returns to Venezuela: Interview. orinocotribune.com We spoke to Jesus Rodriguez-Espinoza, editor of the Caracas-based

Gloria Rubac (2022-01-28). International Migrant Alliance report from the Texas/Mexico border. workers.org Last December a five-person delegation from the International Migrant Alliance-USA (IMA) traveled to Texas to work with the South Texas Human Rights Center (STHRC), based in Falfurrias, Texas, 60 miles north of the Mexican border. On Jan. 22 the delegation reported virtually on their trip. IMA-USA delegation at the border . . . |

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2022-01-28). Marxism and the Black Caribbean. libya360.wordpress.com Transcript Onye: The main impact of anti-communism and online left discourse has been serious strikes to principled anti imperialism, particularly in Western nations like the United Snakes. You get to the point where China, for example, or Cuba or Vietnam have clearly managed the pandemic much better: have prioritized the health and well-being of their populations,…

Minnie Bruce Pratt (2022-01-28). Beyond COVID-19: Striking for the future ‚àí a WW commentary. workers.org Jan. 25 — We are beginning Year Three of the COVID-19 pandemic. As of this writing, almost 900,000 people have died in the U.S., and over 7 million people have been infected. (worldometer.com) These figures, based on official reporting data, are almost surely an undercount. There will have been cases . . . |

Pavan Kulkarni (2022-01-28). Global mobilizations mark two months of the strike at South Africa's dairy giant. peoplesdispatch.org Unions and Palestinian solidarity organizations have escalated actions calling for the South African government to divest from Clover the Milco consortium, which is majority-owned by an Israeli company operating in occupied territories of Palestine.

Viviana Weinstein (2022-01-28). Grocery workers win big in King Soopers strike. workers.org Denver Pickets were called off at 6 a.m. Jan. 20, as United Food and Commercial Workers Local 7 reached a tentative three-year contract agreement with King Soopers grocery chain after a 10-day strike. The new contract benefits 8,000 workers in 78 stores in Colorado. King Soopers is a subsidiary of . . . |

Workers World Party (2022-01-28). People who use drugs demand harm-reduction strategies. workers.org By AEzra El, Devin Cole and Princess Harmony Roughly five-and-a-half minutes. Statistically speaking, that's the interval between every life lost in the United States to a fatal overdose. Science March, Boston, March 2017.WW Photo: Steve Kirschbaum. In the past several years, we have seen a radical increase in the rate . . . |

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2022-01-28). Conversations on the Sudan Coup. libya360.wordpress.com Kribsoo Diallo This interview was originally published on Toward Freedom. It's part of a 2 of a two-part series on the Sudan coup. The first part can be read here. Certain interviewees chose to use their first name or initials because of security risks. Muzan Alneel, Marxist Political Activist and Blogger___ Krisboo Diallo: What is your opinion about the…

Kim Petersen (2022-01-28). The Imperialists' and Proxies' War against Syria. dissidentvoice.org On 30 August 2021, the United States' 20-year military occupation of Afghanistan came to an end when the removal of American forces was completed. Although the withdrawal was botched, it was the correct move. The withdrawal is ignominious because it turns out that the much ballyhooed US fighting forces were, in the end, defeated by …

Staff (2022-01-28). U.S.-Backed Drug War Fuels Murders of Journalists in Mexico, Most Dangerous Country for Media Workers. democracynow.org We go to Tijuana, Mexico, where a wave of murdered journalists has raised international alarm and prompted nationwide protests. The three most recently murdered are José Luis Gamboa Arenas, Alfonso Margarito Martínez Esquivel and Lourdes Maldonado López. We speak with Jan-Albert Hootsen, Mexico correspondent at the Committee to Protect Journalists, who attended López's funeral on Thursday in Tijuana and says Mexican authorities' investigations and security measures have proven "woefully insufficient." He adds that violence against journalists exploded after the Mexican government launched its U.S.-backed war on d…

Staff (2022-01-28). "Downfall: The Case Against Boeing": Director Rory Kennedy & Michael Stumo, Father of Crash Victim. democracynow.org Families of passengers who died in fatal crashes while aboard Boeing 737 MAX jets in Ethiopia and Indonesia are urging the Department of Justice to reopen a Trump-era settlement that allowed the company to evade criminal prosecution. We speak with the father of one of the victims, as well as the director of the new documentary, "Downfall: The Case Against Boeing," which details Boeing's push for profit over safety and is set to air on Netflix February 18. "We ultimately want this agreement reopened so that our input is reflected and it's not a hasty rush job at the end of an administration," says Michael Stumo, f…

Kungu Al-Mahadi Adam (2022-01-28). Kadaga, Dombo Condemn Parliament for "Ridiculing" Mutebile. plusnews.ug The former Speaker of Parliament, Rebecca Kadaga and the NRM Secretariat Publicity Director, Emmanuel Dombo have joined the rest of Ugandans to condemn the resolution made by Parliament to give the family of the former Governor Emmanuel Mutebile the official residence belonging to Bank of Uganda. They both said Parliament's ridicule the reputation of Mutebile, …

imperial.ac.uk (2022-01-28). Comet's tail crossing and supply chain challenge: News from the College. imperial.ac.uk Here's a batch of fresh news and announcements from across Imperial.

WSWS (2022-01-28). Union trying to cancel South Australian teachers' strike against dangerous school reopening. wsws.org The union is trying to prevent even a token one-day strike, on the basis of "progress" from the government that amounts to nothing.

WSWS (2022-01-28). IMF cuts global growth forecast as Omicron spreads. wsws.org The global economic losses from the pandemic, resulting from the refusal of governments to take effective action to eliminate it, are estimated to be in order of $13.8 trillion.

Stuart Munckton (2022-01-28). Bloody Sunday 50 years on — a symbol of ongoing injustice. greenleft.org.au On the streets of Derry in British-occupied Northern Ireland on January 30, 1972, writes Stuart Munckton, British soldiers opened fire on an unarmed civil rights protest. Forteen civilians — six of them teenagers — died in the massacre remembered as Bloody Sunday.

WSWS (2022-01-28). Hospital employees at Mercy Hospital in Muskegon, Michigan demand new contract by January 31. wsws.org Health care workers at Trinity Health-Mercy hospital in Muskegon held a rally on January 17 to demand that the hospital chain negotiate a new contract by January 31 that includes wage increases and improved working conditions.

WSWS (2022-01-28). Workers at Trinity-Mercy Hospital in Muskegon, Michigan demand new contract by January 31. wsws.org Health care workers at Trinity Health-Mercy hospital in Muskegon held a rally on January 17 to demand that the hospital chain negotiate a new contract by January 31 that includes wage increases and improved working conditions.

WSWS (2022-01-28). Educators and students around the world deepen fight to stop the spread of COVID-19. wsws.org The wave of educator and student opposition to school reopenings continues to spread across the globe as capitalist governments ever more openly adopt policies to deliberately infect society with COVID-19.

WSWS (2022-01-28). BA.2 subvariant of Omicron in more than 40 countries across the globe. wsws.org The Omicron subvariant BA.2 is now dominant in Denmark. This variant of the virus has also been detected in more than 40 countries across the world and is beginning to displace the original Omicron.

WSWS (2022-01-28). All COVID restrictions ended in UK amid deepening government crisis. wsws.org The crisis wracking the Johnson government is only spurring on its reactionary agenda at home and abroad. MPs left the capital amid discussions on the UK possibly sending thousands of troops to Eastern Europe to confront Russia.

WSWS (2022-01-28). US Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer retires. wsws.org Biden will replace Breyer with another corporate liberal, leaving the present 6—3 super-majority of right-wing justices unchanged.

WSWS (2022-01-28). "America First" secretary of state candidates in eight states promote Trump's "stolen election" lie. wsws.org Embracing Trump's fascistic election fraud claims, "America First" secretary of state candidates are seeking to oust Democratic and Republican incumbents alike.

WSWS (2022-01-28). "I want to just be treated like a human!"—BNSF workers voice opposition to punishing schedules. wsws.org Opposition is continuing to build among workers at the railway BNSF to a punitive new attendance policy which exposes workers to discipline and termination.

WSWS (2022-01-28). London United bus drivers reject derisory 2.5 percent final pay offer. wsws.org A driver told WSWS, "The company must think we are stupid saying they have not got the money. Of course they have, or why would they be in business?"

Fight Back (2022-01-28). Protest demands freedom for prisoners facing COVID outbreak. fightbacknews.org Chicago, IL – On the afternoon of January 22, organizers shut down the city block in front of Governor Pritzker's Gold Coast mansion for 15 minutes, demanding immediate action to address the surging COVID cases in Illinois prisons and jails. Organizers dropped a letter on Pritzker's doorstep calling for a mass release of those incarcerated, beginning with the elderly and those with underlying medical conditions who are especially at risk. | The call to decarcerate correctional facilities has been sounded since the rise of COVID-19 and was repeated as further surges and variants put those inside at risk. The gover…

Kathy Durkin (2022-01-28). 49 years after Roe v. Wade: Fight for reproductive justice! workers.org The right to access safe, legal abortions is in grave danger. On the 49th anniversary of the U.S. Supreme Court's ruling allowing access to the procedure in the case of Roe v. Wade, on Jan. 22, 1973, this fundamental human right is being challenged as never before. This landmark ruling, . . . |

WSWS (2022-01-28). A Twelve-Year Night from Uruguay: No reckoning with the past. wsws.org Focusing on the "inner hell" of three political prisoners, the film assiduously avoids the historical and political questions that gave rise to their plight.

Binoy Kampmark (2022-01-28). Serbia cancels Rio Tinto's lithium mining project. greenleft.org.au Rio Tinto's plan to mine lithium in Serbia has been scuttled in the wake of Novak Djokovic's deportation and against a backdrop of huge anti-mining protests and the country's upcoming elections in April, reports Binoy Kampmark.

Kungu Al-Mahadi Adam (2022-01-28). After Muhoozi's visit to Kigali, Rwanda opens border post with Uganda. plusnews.ug In what seems to be one of the fruits of the recent visit of UPDF Land Forces Commander, Lt Gen Muhoozi Kainerugaba to Kigali, Rwanda has announced re-opening Gatuna common border post that has been closed for nearly three years. Rwanda closed Katuna/Gatuna border in March 2019 initially fronting what they called ongoing construction works. …

WSWS (2022-01-28). Workers Struggles: Europe, Middle East & Africa. wsws.org One-day national strike across public sector in France over pay and pensions as wave of strikes continues in healthcare; South African Clover dairy workers' strike against job and pay cuts continues into tenth week, joined by other affected sectors; Lebanese teachers begin indefinite walkout against deteriorating conditions and for higher pay…

Global Research News (2022-01-28). Selected Articles: Freedom Convoy Interview with Jamie Lynn: "It's a Manufactured Crisis" by Trudeau Government. 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 …

Pat O'Shane (2022-01-28). Aboriginal Tent Embassy marks the illegal 1778 occupation. greenleft.org.au Invasion Day in 1972, when the Tent Embassy was set up, dawned bright in New South Wales, writes Pat O'Shane.

WSWS (2022-01-28). "Return of in-person classes will be catastrophic," warns Brazilian scientist Lucas Ferrante. wsws.org In the first part of this interview, Ferrante talks about the pandemic in Brazil and Manaus, the danger of resuming in-person classes, and why COVID-19 will not become endemic.

WSWS (2022-01-28). COVID-19 surges in Australia's remote Aboriginal communities. wsws.org Overcrowded housing and lack of isolation facilities has led to rapid spread through Australia's most vulnerable populations.

WSWS (2022-01-28). RMT union suppresses action by London Underground workers as Johnson government in meltdown. wsws.org With Boris Johnson's premiership hanging by a thread amid the deepest political crisis since the 1930s, the RMT union has thrown the Tories a lifeline.

Staff (2022-01-28). Home Demolition in Sheikh Jarrah Seen as Part of Broader Israeli Effort to Dispossess Palestinians. democracynow.org Israeli forces continue to expel Palestinians from their homes in occupied East Jerusalem, a move that the United Nations has described as a possible war crime. We speak to Palestinian poet and activist Mohammed El-Kurd, whose own family is among those facing eviction in the Sheikh Jarrah neighborhood. Sheikh Jarrah is also where the Salhiyeh family recently gained attention for threatening self-immolation while protesting their eviction and the demolition of their home. The dispossession of Palestinians has left families facing homelessness in the cold of winter. "This is not a unique situation for our neighborh…

Ema Moolchand (2022-01-28). Where's the meat? The avoidable supply crisis. greenleft.org.au The lack of meat on supermarket shelves under the latest wave of the pandemic is a story of poor working conditions in the meat processing plants. Ema Moolchand and Shelley Marshall report.

WSWS (2022-01-28). Spain's PSOE-Podemos government backs NATO war threats against Russia. wsws.org Popular opposition is mounting against the decision of the PSOE-Podemos government to send warships to join NATO naval forces in the Black Sea off the coast of Russia.

Alex Bainbridge (2022-01-28). Kuku Yalanji woman Pat O'Shane: 'I'm fired up about education, injustice and sovereignty'. greenleft.org.au Distinguished Kuku Yalanji woman Pat O'Shane is running for Socialist Alliance in the seat of Leichhardt. A retired barrister and a former New South Wales magistrate, she spoke to Alex Bainbridge about what fires her up and why she decided to contest the federal election.

Ssebunya David (2022-01-28). IGAD Boss Awards Ugandan Young Poets, Filmmakers. plusnews.ug The Executive Secretary of the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD), Dr Workneh Gebeyehu has awarded two young poets and two young filmmakers who participated in the three-month #IGADForPeace social media contest that ended in November 2021. The hand over ceremony took place at the Office of the IGAD Head of Mission in Kampala located on …

WSWS (2022-01-28). Riverside, California, school bus driver speaks out against mass infection in schools. wsws.org Since December 2020, educational facilities have accounted for 45.7 percent of all reported COVID-19 outbreaks in Riverside.

Editor (2022-01-28). Mike Taber (ed) — Under the Socialist Banner: Resolutions of the Second International, 1889-1912. mronline.org Mike Taber has edited for the first time the resolutions adopted between 1889 and 1912 by the nine congresses celebrated by the Socialist International, which is also known as the Second International.

Kungu Al-Mahadi Adam (2022-01-28). Uganda, Algeria commit to enhance cooperation. plusnews.ug Uganda and Algeria have committed to further enhance cooperation in areas of mutual interest. This was reached on Thursday during a meeting between Uganda's Minister of State for Foreign Affairs, John Mulimba and Algeria's new Ambassador to Uganda, H.E Oualid Cherif. Oualid was appointed Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the People's Democratic Republic of Algeria …

Sharon Akunda (2022-01-28). Claire Nabaka replaces Namaye as Deputy Police spokesperson. plusnews.ug SSP Claire Nabaka has been appointed the Deputy police spokesperson replacing ACP Polly Namaye who has officially been sent on a foreign mission in South Sudan. Nabaka has been an administrator at Bwebajja Police Station. This is a developing strong….

WSWS (2022-01-28). Eighty-five percent of Tonga's population impacted by volcanic eruption. wsws.org Driven by geo-strategic rivalries, the international aid operation is woefully inadequate to meet the urgent needs of Samoa's people.

WSWS (2022-01-28). Virginia governor Glenn Youngkin removes last remaining pandemic safety measures, declares state "open for business" wsws.org Youngkin has eliminated worker, student, and patient COVID-19 protections, while also making Virginia the latest Republican-led state to begin the process of banning "divisive concepts" in the classroom.

Revolution Books (2022-01-28). 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…

William L. Acosta (2022-01-28). Cops and community; 5 imperatives for New York City's 5 boroughs. indybay.org

sputniknews (2022-01-28). Fueling Tensions? CNN Claims Biden Told Zelensky Russian Invasion 'Imminent', White House Denies It. sputniknews.com Washington and some NATO states have been pushing claims that Russian troops deployed to its southern regions for drills were a prelude to an "imminent" invasion of Ukraine, despite both Moscow and Kiev dismissing the notion. The Kremlin has asserted its right to send troops anywhere inside its own borders, accusing NATO of whipping up tensions.

sputniknews (2022-01-28). Rocket Fire Hits Baghdad International Airport, Damages Plane, Source Says. sputniknews.com BAGHDAD (Sputnik) – Baghdad International Airport was hit by rocket fire on Friday, at least six rockets were shot down, an Iraqi security source said.

Staff (2022-01-28). White House calls CNN report on Russian invasion 'completely false'. rt.com The White House denies a report that Biden told Zelensky to "prepare for impact" and that Kiev could be "sacked" | The White House has pushed back on a CNN report about Thursday's phone call between US President Joe Biden and his Ukrainian counterpart, Volodymyr Zelensky, calling it "completely false." | "President Biden said that there is a distinct possibility that the Russians could invade Ukraine in February. He has previously said this publicly and we have been warning about this for months. Reports of anything more or different than that are completely false," Emily Horne, a spokeswoman for the National…

teleSUR, lvm, MER (2022-01-28). Pdte. venezolano: logramos construir la estabilidad política. telesurtv.net El mandatario afirmó que sería un hecho de justicia resarcir los daños del bloqueo estadounidense contra el pueblo venezolano.

Akio Tanaka (2022-01-28). Is Something Rotten In The State Of Pacifica Elections? indybay.org Let the will of the members be heard and may democracy prevail.

Jason Ditz (2022-01-28). White House: Houthis to Blame for Continuation of Yemen War. news.antiwar.com Seven years into the Saudi-led invasion of Yemen, the White House has made an assessment on ceasefire efforts, saying the lack of progress is totally not Saudi Arabia's fault. Instead, the The White House's Brett McGurk argues it "takes two to get to a ceasefire," and that the Saudis have been supporting UN initiatives, saying its up to the Houthis to go along. | Praising the primary belligerent, a US ally who is buying billions of dollars in US arms for th…

Oprah Golden Globe Speech (2022-01-28). 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.

National Organization of Women (2022-01-28). Wednesday 2/9: "One Fair Wage: Ending Subminimum Pay in America" w/ Author & Activist, Saru Jayaraman. indybay.org Online event…

teleSUR, hvh, DRL (2022-01-28). Mujeres uruguayas se movilizan en defensa de sus derechos. telesurtv.net Unas 30 agrupaciones de la sociedad civil se movilizarán este viernes tras un nuevo hecho de violencia basada en género.

William Acosta (2022-01-28). Policías y comunidad; 5 imperativos para los 5 distritos de la ciudad de Nueva York. indybay.org

Staff (2022-01-28). El mundo en todo su esplendor: Las mejores fotografías de viajes de 2021. cubadebate.cu Acompáñanos en este viaje fotográfico en el que, de la mano del certamen Travel Photographer of the Year, el cual acaba de revelar los ganadores de su última edición, nos damos una vuelta por todo el mundo.

Staff (2022-01-28). Ex-Russian president reveals Moscow's thinking on China. rt.com The Sino-Russian relationship is acting as a balance of power against the EU & the US, the former president said | The close relationship between China and Russia has been noticed by politicians in the US and the European Union and is therefore helping to balance power in the sphere of international diplomacy, the former Russian president, Dmitry Medvedev, has claimed. | Speaking to news agency TASS, in comments published on Thursday, the former head of state said that Moscow's close relations with Beijing are positive for the world as a whole. Medvedev currently serves as deputy chairman of the Security Counc…

Ramzy Baroud (2022-01-28). What former PM Netanyahu's Corruption Trial says about the State of Israeli Democracy. juancole.com ( Middle East Monitor ) — Former Israeli Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, and his prosecutors are reportedly finalising 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 actualises, Israel would officially …

David P Goldman (2022-01-28). Hiking US rates will only make inflation worse. asiatimes.com The Federal Reserve has unsettled world stock markets by signaling a blunder in monetary policy. Raising interest rates won't reduce inflation. If anything, raising interest rates will make inflation worse. This isn't a conventional business cycle where excess credit leads to heightened demand for goods and services. It's a supply-side crisis. Interest rate policy is …

David Giesen (2022-01-28). 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)…

TASS (2022-01-28). North Korea says it test-launched cruise missiles this week — media. tass.com According to the report, North Korea conducted a test-launch of a long-range cruise missile and surface-to-surface tactical guided missiles, and vowed to keep developing powerful warheads…

Robert Reich (2022-01-28). 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.

The Xerces Society (2022-01-28). Western monarchs rebound to final tally of nearly 250,000 butterflies. indybay.org PORTLAND, Ore.; Tuesday, January 25, 2022 — For decades, the Western Monarch Thanksgiving Count has been cataloging the rapid decline of one of North America's most enigmatic butterflies. In a surprising and remarkable outcome, this winter brought a final tally of 247,237 monarch butterflies observed across the West, an over 100-fold increase from the previous year's total of less than 2,000 monarchs and the highest total since 2016.

ecns.cn (2022-01-28). U.S. funding to WHO drops by 25 pct in COVID-19 pandemic: Reuters. ecns.cn The funding provided by the United States to the World Health Organization (WHO) has dropped by 25 percent since the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a Reuters report.

Uhuru Solidarity with Juice for Justice (2022-01-28). Sunday 2/6: Wine Tasting for Reparations. indybay.org City Slicker Farms | 2847 Peralta St, Oakland, CA 94608…

Center for Biological Diversity (2022-01-28). California Supreme Court Agrees to Hear Measure Z Oil, Gas Protections Case. indybay.org Court Will Determine Fate of Local Ordinance Restricting Oil Extraction, Pollution…

Dave DeCamp (2022-01-28). Russian Official Warns a New Missile Crisis Is 'Unavoidable' Without Arms Control. news.antiwar.com A Russian arms control official said Thursday Specifically, Russia is seeking a moratorium on the deployment of short and medium-range missiles in Europe that were previously banned under the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty, which the US withdrew from in 2019. | The proposed INF ban was part of the security proposals Russia presented to the US last month. The US responded on Wednesday, and while Washington rejected Moscow's demands for a…

Jason Ditz (2022-01-28). In Yemen, Civilians Bear the Brunt of a Worsening War. news.antiwar.com As tit-for-tat escalations continue in northern Yemen, the UN is warning that civilians are, as so often, getting the worst of things. With Yemen's Houthis firing missiles into Saudi Arabia and the UAE, Saudi-led attacks on densely populated cities like Sanaa have soared. Northern Yemen's struggle to import medicine makes it difficult for hospitals to treat the wounded. | In addition to death tolls…

Michael Novick (2022-01-28). 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.

Dave DeCamp (2022-01-28). China, Saudi Arabia Agree to Enhance Military Ties. news.antiwar.com Chinese and Saudi military officials agreed during a video call on Thursday to boost ties, a move that risks angering the Biden administration, Chinese Defense Minister General Wei Fenghe spoke with Prince Khalid bin Salman, the Saudi deputy defense minister, and said the two countries should "strengthen coordination and jointly oppose hegemonic and bullying practices," a clear reference to the US. | Wei said the Chinese military wants to "maintain strategic communication and push forward practical cooperation" with the Saudis. Kh…

TASS (2022-01-28). Degree of tension, hysterics provoked by Kiev's propaganda at its peak, LPR says. tass.com It was also mentioned that lately, the Ukrainian leadership had begun to refute the claims of the alleged possible Russian invasion…

JBLM Cop Watch (2022-01-28). Exposing Corruption at Joint Base Lewis-McChord (JBLM). indybay.org A review of the corruption, illegal surveillance, and abuse of those who oppose the years of malfeasance at JBLM.

TASS (2022-01-28). Ukraine cannot survive without loans, resembles lung ventilation patient — diplomat. tass.com The Russian diplomat said the European Union had announced another package of financial aid to Ukraine totaling 1.2 billion euro on January 24…

Staff (2022-01-28). Honduras hacia una refundación socialista y democrática. cubadebate.cu Junto a Bolivia y Venezuela, Cuba estuvo entre las naciones hermanas de Honduras que más fue vitoreada por los miles y miles de personas que desde la noche del miércoles hicieron filas en las entradas del principal estadio de fútbol de Tegucigalpa para participar en la toma de posesión de la primera mujer en asumir ese cargo en la historia local.

teleSUR, yart, JDO (2022-01-28). Golpistas anuncian hoja de ruta a la normalidad en Burkina Faso. telesurtv.net El presidente burkinés fue depuesto el pasado domingo por el autodenominado Movimiento Patriótico de Salvación y Restauración.

Staff (2022-01-28). Poland ready to make deal with Russia — media. rt.com Warsaw is willing to let Russia inspect US air defense facilities if Polish inspectors are allowed to enter Kaliningrad | With Moscow looking to come to an agreement with NATO over security guarantees in Europe, bloc member Poland has expressed willingness to allow Russian inspectors into its country to check US air defense facilities, it was reported on Wednesday. | According to the Wall Street Journal, which cited unnamed Polish officials, Warsaw would be willing to come to a reciprocal deal with Moscow. In return, Poland wants its inspectors to be allowed to check missile locations in Kaliningrad. | The ide…

sputniknews (2022-01-28). Spotify Sides With Joe Rogan, Drops Neil Young After He Backs Medical Experts And Scientists. sputniknews.com Stockholm-based company Spotify confirmed Wednesday that they removed the folk-rock star Neil Young after he wrote an open letter to his manager and label asking for permission to have his music removed from the streaming service, which he deems responsible for spreading misinformation concerning the COVID-19 pandemic.

TASS (2022-01-28). US diplomat discusses Russian proposals with NATO, EU, OSCE officials. tass.com The US diplomat spoke by phone with NATO Deputy Secretary General Mircea Geoana, OSCE Secretary General Helga Schmid, European External Action Service (EEAS) Secretary General Stefano Sannino…

teleSUR, SH (2022-01-28). Venezuela y Honduras restablecen relaciones diplomáticas. telesurtv.net La nueva presidenta de Honduras y el canciller venezolano celebraron la primera reunión bilateral para tratar temas de interés en común.

Juan Cole (2022-01-28). Climate Hope: Record $920 bn. was invested in Low-Carbon Tech in 2021. juancole.com Ann Arbor (Informed Comment) — BloombergNEF reports that in 2021, a record-breaking $920 billion was invested globally in low-carbon technology, just short of $1 trillion. The report says that $755 billion was spent to implement low-carbon technologies, with $366 billion going into renewable energy and $273 billion into electrifying transportation. That $273 billion put into …

teleSUR, lvm, MER (2022-01-28). Rusia inicia ensayos de nueva vacuna nasal contra la Covid-19. telesurtv.net Los especialistas analizarán la seguridad del medicamento y su capacidad de producir anticuerpos contra el virus.

Cynthia Papermaster (2022-01-28). Tuesday 2/1: Emergency Action: "Negotiate, Don't Escalate: No War With Russia!" indybay.org San Francisco Ferry Bldg., foot of Market Street…

Heiner Flassbeck (2022-01-28). 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.

Dave DeCamp (2022-01-28). US Says It Will 'Never' Normalize Relations With Syria's Assad. news.antiwar.com President Biden's Middle East coordinator on the National Security Council "We do not support normalization with the Assad regime. We are never going to normalize with the Assad regime. We've been very clear with that," Brett McGurk said at a virtual event hosted by the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. | McGurk's comments come as some of the US's Middle East allies are a…

Tomdispatch (2022-01-28). Why Is Ali the Last American Hero? Who Else Is There? juancole.com By Robert Lipsyte | — ( Tomdispatch.com ) — At least once a week, a stranger writing a book, magazine article, newspaper feature, or blog; representing a documentary film, radio serial, or podcast; researching a paper for middle school, high school, or college asks me for an interview about Muhammad Ali. I'm on the short …

Staff (2022-01-28). North Korea confirms latest launch of cruise missiles. rt.com On Thursday morning, the South Korean military reported it had detected rockets flying over the Sea of Japan | North Korea has confirmed it test-fired two long-range cruise missiles as well as surface-to-surface tactical guided missiles over a span of three days, according to the state-run Korean Central News Agency (KCNA). | The outlet said long-range cruise missiles flew over the Sea of Japan on Tuesday, hitting the "target island 1,800km away," which, they said, goes a long way towards "boosting the war deterrence of the country." | On Thursday, Pyongyang's military test-fired surface-to-surface tactical gu…

Angela (2022-01-28). Sunday 2/6: Q&A Discussion of the documentary film "Soldier on the Roof" indybay.org

TASS (2022-01-28). Ukrainian president says he and Biden discussed de-escalation issues. tass.com Zelensky also said the conversation was long…

Staff (2022-01-28). GOP & pundits demand to #ReleaseTheTranscript after Biden-Zelensky call. rt.com CNN's report on phone conversation between the presidents of US and Ukraine triggers throwback to Trump impeachment | Political opponents of the sitting US president are demanding the White House release a full transcript of his call with Ukraine's President Volodymir Zelensky, which reportedly didn't go as smoothly as the two nations stated. It's time for Joe Biden to face what Donald Trump faces in September 2019, conservative pundits say. | The hashtag #ReleaseTheTranscript trended on Twitter in the US as opponents of President Biden reacted to a controversy surrounding his Thursday conversation with Zelens…

TASS (2022-01-28). US may provide additional economic aid to Kiev, Biden tells Zelensky. tass.com President Biden noted the United States has provided Ukraine with over half a billion dollars in development and humanitarian assistance in the last year…

Staff (2022-01-28). Russia is dividing Europe — but not in the way you'd think. rt.com Western disunity over NATO is both an opportunity and a danger for Moscow | A number of Washington's normally steadfast European allies have begun distancing themselves from the US's increasingly confrontational approach to the standoff over Ukraine. However, despite the White House's appeals for unity, the cracks in its foreign policy partnerships are beginning to show. | A West that agrees on less is one where Russia's efforts to get concessions on security arrangements are more likely to succeed, but also one where America must crack the whip against it to keep its bloc in line. | A growing split?:…

Labor rise for sustainability (2022-01-28). Friday 2/4: Transit Equity Day – Join Bay Area-wide lunchtime zoom event & action! indybay.org register for zoom meeting bit.ly/Transitequity

TASS (2022-01-28). Ukrainian Armed Forces deploy vehicles in residential areas — LPR People's Militia. tass.com It is also noted that the Ukrainian forces use weapons that were not withdrawn in violation of the Minsk Agreements…

Jason Ditz (2022-01-28). Death Toll Rises as SDF Hunts ISIS Remnants Around NE Syria Prison. news.antiwar.com A week after the Kurdish SDF declared an ISIS attack on the Hasakeh prison foiled, and a day after they reported the final ISIS fighters surrendered, the Broadly the fighting is over, but some smaller

Superfine Art Fair (2022-01-28). Thursday 3/3: Superfine San Francisco. indybay.org Gallery 308 @ Fort Mason, Landmark Building A, 2 Marina Blvd, San Francisco, CA 94123…

Staff (2022-01-28). Russia comments on risk of war with West. rt.com Lavrov's comments come amid a growing diplomatic stand-off with NATO | With tensions running high between Russia and the US, Moscow's top diplomat has insisted that his country does not want a full-blown conflict to break out, but also warned it will not stand aside and watch well-flagged security concerns be ignored. | Speaking to news outlets as part of a broadcast interview on Friday morning, Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov was asked whether fighting could break out after talks over guarantees that NATO will not expand ended in deadlock. | "If it is up to the Russian Federation, there will be no war," he de…

Lynda Carson (2022-01-28). 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!

sputniknews (2022-01-28). Beijing Reportedly Gives UN Human Rights Chief Bachelet Clearance to Visit Xinjiang After Olympics. sputniknews.com After years of negotiating, the United Nations human rights chief could soon pay a visit to Xinjiang Autonomous Region, where the US and right-wing non-governmental organizations have accused China of human rights abuses against the Muslim Uyghur population.

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…

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.

_____ (2022-01-27). 76 Pro-Democracy Protesters Killed Since The Coup In Sudan. popularresistance.org Three months after the military coup in Sudan on October 25, the military junta has failed to consolidate power in the face of country-wide mass protests recurring every few days. Deploying the army, police, and a notorious militia to meet the protests with force, the junta has killed at least 76 protesters since the coup. | Three of them were killed in the crackdown on Monday, January 24, when mass demonstrations and rallies — calling for an overthrow of the junta and prosecution of the generals who seized power in the coup — were witnessed in at least 23 cities. | 22-year-old Thabit Moawya Bashir, w…

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.

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 …

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…

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…

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…

Sarah Stunden (2022-01-27). Imagining the disappeared. canadiandimension.com Chilean mothers of the "disappeared" gather in front of the La Moneda Palace in Santiago, holding signs of their missing loved ones. Photo by Kena Lorenzini/ "The destruction brought to an end, the job completed, was not told by anyone, just as no one ever returned to describe his own death… We speak in their stead, by proxy." | —Primo Levi, The…

_____ (2022-01-27). Bus Drivers Go On Strike To Protest Low Pay. popularresistance.org Bus drivers in the Jefferson Davis County went on strike Friday morning after the school board approved paying $25 an hour to emergency drivers as an incentive to help with driver shortage. The item was approved 4-1 at a recent board meeting. "I have zero problem with having anyone that is willing to drive our busses," said District 2 School Board Member Bobby Wilson. "I do have a problem with $25 an hour. I would like to know why we are doubling the salary for certified personnel to drive versus the $12-$15 for our regular drivers." | According to Superintendent Ike Haynes, the district is facing a severe labor…

_____ (2022-01-27). Honduran Campesina Wendy Cruz On Challenges For Xiomara Castro. popularresistance.org Wendy Cruz of La Via Campesina speaks about the challenges facing Honduran women and women of the peasant movement ahead of the inauguration of President Xiomara Castro of the left-wing Libre party.

_____ (2022-01-27). Indigenous Farmworkers Hold The Key To Healing Our Burning Planet. popularresistance.org Anayeli Guzman was born into a Mixtec-speaking Indigenous community in San Miguel Chicahua in Oaxaca, Mexico. Her family raised chickens on their land, and as a child she would help plant corn, squash and radishes. They ate handmade tortillas with beans, eggs and salsa. Her grandparents taught her to care for the land and to revere the rain. Few people worked for wages. Rather, families owned small plots and grew seasonal, drought-resistant crops, exchanged produce with nearby communities and helped each other with big projects. | After migrating to the United States to be with her husband, Anayeli (along with 11…

_____ (2022-01-27). It's Time For Biden To Fulfill Pledge To End The Federal Death Penalty. popularresistance.org On January 17, 1977, Gary Gilmore was executed by firing squad, shot through the heart, at Utah State Prison. He was the first person to be executed after the death penalty had been reinstated in the United States in 1976. This year, to mark the 45th anniversary of this execution, which coincided with Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Death Penalty Action and a coalition of death penalty abolitionists gathered in Washington, D.C. calling for an end to the federal death penalty and all executions in the United States. | After a 17-year hiatus, the U.S. resumed federal executions a year and a half ago. Between July 2020…

_____ (2022-01-27). Movements And Leaders Have Seasons. popularresistance.org Over the last two years, social movements, organizations and leaders around the world have been thrust into a period of tumult, transition and uncertainty. These moments of crisis in our personal lives and in society can force sudden changes in our capacity to respond. What happens when we are not able to offer leadership like we used to? Or inversely, what happens when we do have the energy and capacity to respond, but our efforts don't yield the results that are expected? | Responsibility is the essence of leadership, and millions of community leaders who are working hard to resolve difficult, structural proble…

_____ (2022-01-27). The Limits Of Privatized Climate Policy. popularresistance.org For many in the climate movement, Donald Trump's defeat in 2020 was a moment of euphoric optimism. With Joe Biden in charge, we could look forward to a possible return to climate action and diplomacy. No longer would policy be shaped by denialists, politicians proudly in Exxon's back pocket, and a media fixated on the "costs" of public investment. A year on, it's become easier to see the limits of the Biden administration's approach, and how little has really changed. | There have been moments of genuine ambition from the Oval Office. The clean electricity pledges of the fall 2021 budget package and the climate-r…

_____ (2022-01-27). The Surveillance And Policing Of Looted Land. popularresistance.org The Stop LAPD Spying Coalition is a community group rooted in the Skid Row community on Tongva/Gabrielino land, stolen territory known as Los Angeles. Over the past decade, we have been working to build power to abolish LAPD surveillance. This report grew out of that organizing and examines the relationships of policing and surveillance to displacement, gentrification, and real estate development. We study those relationships with a focus on the process that has always bound policing and capitalism together: colonization. | We often hear that police are an occupying army in our communities. Throughout the history…

_____ (2022-01-27). Ukraine: Biden Administration's 'Wag The Dog' Diversionary War? popularresistance.org The Black Alliance for Peace (BAP) along with the ANSWER Coalition, CODEPINK, Maryland Peace Action, Popular Resistance, and many other organizations will gather in Washington today at noon in front of the White House as part of an emergency mobilization of anti-war activists to express opposition to the unnecessary and extremely dangerous possibility of war in Ukraine. | With a 39% job approval rating, more deaths from covid than during the Trump administration, and a failure to deliver on most of promises made during the 2020 presidential campaign, the intentional escalation of tensions by the United States wit…

Andreína Chávez Alava (2022-01-27). Venezuela: Opposition Fails to Collect Signatures for Presidential Recall Vote. venezuelanalysis.com The electoral authority has declared the request for a recall referendum against President Maduro "inadmissible" after a 1.01 percent turnout.

Ann Brown (2022-01-27). 7 Things To Know About Hereafter Farms: Black Americans Pull Resources To Collectively Buy And Develop Land In Georgia. moguldom.com Several Black families and individuals in 2021 teamed up to purchase land in Northern Georgia. In an effort spearheaded by two Nation of Islam members, the Hereafter Farms is getting underway. The goal of Hereafter Farms is for the families to live debt-free, to be collective landowners, learn to live off the farm to be …

Ann Brown (2022-01-27). More Symbolism? Supreme Court Justice Breyer Announces Retirement, Black America Debates Value of Black Woman Supreme Court Justice. moguldom.com Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer, 83, has announced his retirement, leaving President Joe Biden with the task of nominating his replacement. Biden has promised to appoint a Black female judge to the country's highest court. Some wonder if such a selection is mere symbolism given that the Biden administration has yet to push through any …

Ann Brown (2022-01-27). Joe Rogan: You're Not Black Unless You're 100% African, Where They Are Not Wearing Clothes All Day. moguldom.com Popular podcaster Joe Rogan of "The Joe Rogan Experience" is no stranger to making controversial comments. His latest involves deciding who's Black, who's white, and who's brown. During a recent podcast interview with equally controversial conservative commentator Jordan Peterson, Rogan mentioned author and academic Michael Eric Dyson, which led into a discussion about race. Dyson …

Ann Brown (2022-01-27). Stocks Sell Off After Fed Decision And Jerome Powell Press Conference: Top Commentary. moguldom.com When Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell speaks, the stock market listens and it didn't like what Powell said at his Jan. 26 press conference. Stocks fell off almost immediately. The Fed will most likely hike interest in March and end its bond purchases in March, Powell said during a press conference to issue the Federal …

Ann Brown (2022-01-27). Biden To Issue Executive Order Declaring Crypto National Security Matter For US Government. moguldom.com President Joe Biden is preparing to release a crypto executive order, declaring it a national security matter. The order is expected as early as February and the directive will ask federal agencies to determine the risks and opportunities posed by digital assets. A crypto executive order will put the White House in a central role …

Anonymous Contributor (2022-01-27). From Rikers to Santa Rita: Close the Death Camps! itsgoingdown.org Statement linking the 77th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz with a call to support the ongoing hunger strikes happening within Rikers Island and Santa Rita jail. Hunger Strikers still striking! Today, January 27, 2022/25th Sh'vat 5782, International Holocaust Remembrance Day, is the 77th anniversary of the liberation of the Auschwitz-Birkenau death camps, where so…

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…

Dana Sanchez (2022-01-27). Insider Whispers Are True: US Government And SEC Are Investigating Gemini And Celsius Crypto-Lending Platforms. moguldom.com The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission is investigating crypto-lending platforms Celsius Network, Voyager Digital Ltd. and Gemini Trust Co., which pay customers considerably higher interest rates than most traditional banks pay savings account holders. The investigation is part of a broad look at companies that pay interest on cryptocurrency deposits, people familiar with the matter …

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 . . . |

Isheka N. Harrison (2022-01-27). 1619 Author Nikole Hannah-Jones: Affirmative Action Should Be Based On Lineage, For Those With Enslaved Ancestors On US Soil. moguldom.com Renowned scholar and author Nikole Hannah-Jones believes affirmative action in college admissions should be based on lineage, not just race. The author of The 1619 Project made the statements in a Twitter thread on Wednesday, Jan. 26. "With SCOTUS likely to strike down affirmative action in college admissions, it's time for colleges to seriously consider …

Jesús Rodríguez-Espinoza (2022-01-27). Another Defeat for Anti-Chavismo: Venezuelans Wonder Who is Going to Pay for Failed Recall Referendum. 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…

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…

José Manuel Blanco Diaz (2022-01-27). Colombia Drops Investigation of Alex Saab's Relatives. orinocotribune.com Wednesday, January 26, Colombian courts announced that they have halted their investigation concerning relatives of the Venezuelan diplomat Alex Saab. | This was reported by the Colombian newspaper

José Manuel Blanco Diaz (2022-01-27). Guaidó Threatens Additional US Sanctions. orinocotribune.com Speaking on behalf of the United States government, far-right former deputy of Venezuela Juan Guaidó threatened to intensify illegal sanctions imposed by the White House on the Venezuelan people if the national government does not resume the dialogue process in Mexico. | This was stated by the opposition figure in an

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. . . . |

Kate Clark (2022-01-27). Tales of invasions past: The facts about Russia's 'annexation' of Crimea. peoplesworld.org Kate Clark is the former Moscow correspondent for Britain's Morning Star newspaper. She was stationed there from 1985-90, during the Soviet Union's final years. As part of her work, she spent time in Crimea, whose people voted in 2014 to return to Russian administration rather than Ukrainian. With the hype around a possible Russian "invasion" …

Kevin Mwanza (2022-01-27). Another Coup Hits African Country, Burkina Faso Military Removes President, Takes Over Media. moguldom.com Burkina Faso's military announced a military coup on Jan. 24, saying it has removed President Roch Marc Kabore from power, suspended the constitution, dissolved the government and closed the country's borders. The announcement came a day after heavy gunfire and fighting was reported near the presidential residence in Ouagadougou, the capital of Burkina Faso, and …

Kevin Mwanza (2022-01-27). Investor And NFL Player Ndamukong Suh Explains Why Solana Is Better Than Ethereum. moguldom.com NFL player Ndamukong Suh, a defensive end with 2021 Super Bowl Champion the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and a vocal player in the investment world, thinks Solana is better than Ethereum. Often described as the Ethereum Killer, Solana is credited with providing solutions — such as fast, cheap transactions — to some of the problems that …

Linda Morris (2022-01-27). Holding Facebook Accountable for Digital Redlining. aclu.org In today's digital world, people rely on online advertising platforms for critical information such as job opportunities or available housing. But unfortunately, thanks to practices known as "digital redlining" the use of technology to perpetuate discrimination — any ads for housing or jobs that you are likely to see (or not see) in your newsfeed can largely depend on who you are, including your gender, race, or age. | Digital redlining has become

Madeline Patenaude, Noah Styzkgold (2022-01-27). Telecommunications workers secure gains through national strike. liberationnews.org The company even denied cost-of-living adjustment in 2020 to hourly workers while paying out $38 million in executive bonuses.

Maia McCall (2022-01-27). Why are D.C. 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…

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…

Marilyn Bechtel (2022-01-27). Nuke treaty anniversary observed with calls for U.S. ratification. peoplesworld.org LIVERMORE, Calif. — As workers entered the west gate of the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory on the morning of Jan. 21, they were greeted by protesters displaying 8-foot banners declaring, "World to U.S.: Nuclear Weapons are Illegal — Join the Treaty!" The demonstrators, from Tri-Valley Communities Against a Radioactive Environment, Women's International League for Peace …

Mark Gruenberg (2022-01-27). Big mailbox a stumbling block in Amazon Bessemer election rerun. peoplesworld.org

Mark Gruenberg (2022-01-27). Rail unions hit impasse with freight railroads, file for mediation. peoplesworld.org WASHINGTON—After two years of talks which went nowhere, especially on the key "crew consist" issue of how many workers should toil on each freight train, the nation's rail unions were forced to declare an impasse in bargaining. On January 20, the 14-union coalition filed for National Mediation Board involvement: Mediation followed by arbitration if needed. …

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 —…

Oakland Abolition, Solidarity (2022-01-27). Phone Zap Supporting Hunger Strikers in Santa Rita Jail: Friday, January 28th. itsgoingdown.org Call for a phone-zap campaign in support of an ongoing hunger strike at the Santa Rita jail in the bay area of California on Friday. To listen to an It's Going Down interview with a hunger-striker, go here. We are calling on all of you to support the hunger strikers in Santa Rita Jail. Phone…

Prensa Latina (2022-01-27). Periodistas protestan en México por asesinatos de compañeros. peoplesworld.org MÉXICO Prensa Latina — En las bardas de la sede de la dependencia fueron colocadas fotografías de decenas de periodistas asesinados en los últimos años y proyectaron sus imágenes en la pared de las oficinas. Con enlaces en vivo por teléfono con reporteros de Baja California, donde este mes fueron asesinados Lourdes Maldonado y Margarito …

rebekah (2022-01-27). Why Are We Torching Our Best Tool to End Child Poverty? inequality.org

SAM (2022-01-27). Government Contracting: The Next Big Battleground for a More Equal America? inequality.org

Steve Lalla (2022-01-27). Not so nice: A history of Canada's imperialist handmaiden military. peoplesworld.org Many informed Canadians—and Americans and many others, for that matter—remain surprisingly unenlightened about the country's military history. Canada's military is widely viewed as either nonexistent, irrelevant, or a force for good. The Canadian Forces' (CF) public relations department has been very effective in crafting a positive image for the country's military. In addition, constant comparisons …

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 . . . |

Bangkok Post (2022-01-27). COVID to be Declared Endemic by Year's End in Thailand. asia-pacificresearch.com

Isheka N. Harrison (2022-01-27). Remembering Kobe Bryant On Anniversary Of Passing: 12 Positive Quotes About Navigating Life And Goals. moguldom.com Jan. 26 marked two years since NBA champion and entrepreneur Kobe Bryant, his daughter Gianna and seven other people were killed in a helicopter crash and it's still a difficult loss to process. Many marked the 2-year passing anniversary with renewed tributes and condolences. Others highlighted Bryant's great legacy and the impact he had on …

Alyssa Doublet (2022-01-27). People's Housing Project in New Mexico demands rent control. liberationnews.org Housing can be a matter of life and death when landlords neglect repairs, preferring to cut costs rather than address tenants' serious needs for adequate, safe housing.

Peoples Dispatch (2022-01-27). Kurdish-led forces announce complete recapture of al-Sinaa prison after week-long fighting with ISIS. peoplesdispatch.org At least 180 people, including around 120 ISIS fighters and 50 SDF personnel, were killed in fighting since the attack on al-Sinaa prison prison last week. This has yet again highlighted the issue of over 10,000 ISIS prisoners in various jails in the region…

Dan Williams (2022-01-27). George Floyd's girlfriend attends trial of officers in Floyd's death. america.cgtn.com The trial of three former police officers accused of violating George Floyd's civil rights continues. Floyd's girlfriend at the time of his death, Courtney Ross, has been allowed into the court to witness the proceedings. CGTN's Dan Williams reports.

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 …

Peoples Dispatch (2022-01-27). Report: U.S. "maximum pressure" campaign driving inflation in Iran and other stories. peoplesdispatch.org Today we look at a report on the impact of U.S. sanctions on Iran; the week-long fighting between SDF and IS in Al-Hasakah, Syria; and more…

Editor2 (2022-01-27). Palestinian Academic Suspended by UK University Following Israeli Lobby Pressure. orinocotribune.com By Palestine Chronicle Staff — Jan 24, 2022 | British University Sheffield Hallam has suspended a Palestinian Ph.D. student from teaching, following a smear campaign by the Israeli lobby, the official Palestinian news agency WAFA reported. | Shahd Abusalama, a Palestinian activist, writer and artist from Gaza, announced on her social media that she was suspended from a teaching position at her department following an intense online campaign by pro-Israel supporters who accused her of 'antisemitism'. | I cannot describe what I feel in words, receiving this proactive support and solidarity from people I know o…

Owen Fairclough (2022-01-27). U.S. raising interest rates to cool inflation. america.cgtn.com The U.S. Federal Reserve signaled it will raise its main interest rate in March and reduce the COVID-19 aid that helped stimulate hiring and spending but has also been blamed for driving the highest price rises in decades. CGTN's Owen Fairclough reports.

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.

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 …

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.

_____ (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 …

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 …

Sean Callebs (2022-01-27). What we can learn from Tonga's volcanic eruption. america.cgtn.com The massive eruption near Tonga was detected by sensors all over the world. On any given day scientists are monitoring hundreds of volcanoes, and every bit of information they can cull helps them understand volcanoes better. CGTN's Sean Callebs reports.

Brittani Banks (2022-01-27). California Could Be on the Verge of Passing Single-Payer Health Care. independentmediainstitute.org Imagine living in a society where a medical diagnosis does not trigger crippling fears of the cost of treatment and prescription drugs, where switching jobs or being laid off didn't include considerations around health insurance coverage, where trips to the emergency room don't generate thousands of dollars in bills, and where the out-of-pocket cost of …

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 …

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.

_____ (2022-01-27). America's Armed 'Sentinel State' Encirclement. strategic-culture.org 'Encirclement' and 'containment' effectively have become Biden's default foreign policy, Alastair Crooke writes. | The key to China's security riposte to the U.S. is linked to two words that go unstated in U.S. formal policy documents, but whose silent presence nevertheless suffuses and colour-washes the text of the 2022 National Defence Authorisation Act. | The term 'containment' never appears, neither does the word 'encirclement'. Yet, as Professor Michael Klare

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.

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."

Peoples Dispatch (2022-01-27). Villagers in Odisha, India struggle against Jindal's steel plant. peoplesdispatch.org For the past two months, villagers in Dhinkia, Odisha, have been resisting the takeover of 4,000 acres of land for a steel project by Jindal Steel Works claiming that it will snatch the livelihood of around 40,000 villagers and degrade the environment in the region…

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.

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.

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). 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…

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.

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.

Maurizio Coppola (2022-01-27). Youth on Italy's streets are fighting for their lives. peoplesdispatch.org After a young student Lorenzo Parelli died in a working accident, students all over Italy have expressed their discontent and taken to the streets against precarity and lack of future.

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).

_____ (2022-01-27). Speech Is Only Free If Dissenting Voices Get Heard. strategic-culture.org How many journalists are capable of doing what Julian Assange did to expose the criminality of the powerful? Not many. How many are both capable and willing? Fewer still. How many of those are now willing after seeing what's being done to Assange? Even fewer. And that's what his persecution is all about.

Frances Kuo (2022-01-27). Inside New York state's Olympic athlete training grounds. america.cgtn.com Some of the athletes competing at the 2022 Beijing Olympics have trained at one particular place in New York State. Lake Placid is considered among the best in the world and a must for athletes trying to reach the top. CGTN's Frances Kuo reports.

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."

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. …

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 …

Jean Athey (2022-01-27). What We Must Do For Afghanistan. peaceaction.org I have a beloved 4-year-old granddaughter. If I lived in Afghanistan, my family would be facing the likelihood that she would die. My heart breaks in pieces to think of this. It is estimated that a million children under the age of 5 in Afghanistan will die this winter from malnutrition and starvation, a situation brought on …

Jeremy Kuzmarov (2022-01-27). Is Lockheed Martin Dictating Politico's War Propaganda Articles in Secret? Hell No—They're Doing it Right Out in the Open. covertactionmagazine.com Check out Politico's latest "independent" news story designed to scare the bejeezus out of its readers and justify the cry …

_____ (2022-01-27). Mr. President, Stay Out of Ukraine. strategic-culture.org By Ted Galen CARPENTER | The onset of a belated bout of common sense in Joe Biden's administration has reduced the danger that the United States would intervene with its own military forces if war broke out between Russia and Ukraine. At one time,

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 …

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.

Rodolfo Bueno (2022-01-27). Estados Unidos — Estabilidad estratégica, una propuesta realista. globalizacion.ca El Presidente Biden, un año después de asumir su cargo, hizo un balance del panorama sanitario y económico de EEUU y de la situación internacional. Al hablar de las relaciones con Rusia, dijo haber mantenido discusiones muy francas con el…

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.

Editor (2022-01-27). John Pilger on Julian Assange's Extradition Appeal. scheerpost.com The British High Court of England and Wales on Monday said it would allow the imprisoned publisher of WikiLeaks, Julian Assange, to, in essence, appeal a ruling that would have seen him extradited to the United States where he faces a possible 175 years in prison for the publication of classified documents and videos. | The High Court technically refused to allow an appeal to the Supreme Court, but, in a legal loophole, it left it up to that court to determine whether it will grant permission to consider one legal issue. | "We certify a single point of law … in what circumstances can an appellate court re…

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.

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.

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.

Juanlu González (2022-01-27). OTAN: øNi una pulgada hacia el este? globalizacion.ca Ni una pulgada hacia el este. Esta era la frase mágica que pronunciaban los líderes occidentales a principios de los 90 para convencer a la Unión Soviética, liderada entonces por Mihail Gorbachov, para que permitiese la reunificación de Alemania. James…

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 …

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.

Michelle Begue (2022-01-27). Colombia hosts Pacific Alliance summit. america.cgtn.com Colombia is hosting the Pacific Alliance in its Pacific Port city Bahía Malaga, Buenaventura. The trading block is formed by Chile, Colombia, Mexico and Peru with the vision of strengthening trade in the Asia Pacific region. CGTN's Michelle Begue reports.

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.

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?>

Brittani Banks (2022-01-27). Key Battleground States Considering Using Digital Ballot Images to Boost Voter Trust. independentmediainstitute.org During an afternoon of public hearings where the Arizona Senate sent seven new election bills to the next stage of legislative review, Kari Lake, leaned into the podium, and, after introducing herself as "the Trump-endorsed candidate for governor," told the Government Committee how she felt her 2020 presidential election vote had been stolen. "I thought …

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