2022-01-20: News Headlines

Staff (2022-01-20). Ralph Nader: Biden's First Year Proves He Is Still a "Corporate Socialist" Beholden to Big Business. democracynow.org As President Biden marks one year in office, we speak with former four-time presidential candidate Ralph Nader and The Nation's Katrina vanden Heuvel, who say Biden has failed so far to sell his agenda to the American people and bring about the transformative policy he campaigned on — from quelling the pandemic to passing his landmark Build Back Better legislation. The two also critique the U.S. mainstream press for asking "war-inciting questions," with Nader saying "the self-censorship of the press is overwhelming."

Gregory Shupak (2022-01-20). Hawkish Pundits Downplay Threat of War, Ukraine's Nazi Ties. zcomm.org US corporate media outlets are demanding that Washington escalate the risk of a broader war while misleading their audiences about important aspects of the conflict…

sputniknews (2022-01-20). US Speaks About Russia's Alleged Invasion of Ukraine to Cover Its Provocations, Moscow Says. sputniknews.com MOSCOW (Sputnik) – US statements about Russia allegedly preparing an offensive against Ukraine are needed to create a backdrop for its own large-scale military provocations, Russian foreign ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said on Thursday.

Rick Rozoff (2022-01-20). Flanked by Blinken, Ukrainian FM says conflict will only end when last Russian soldier leaves Crimea, Donbass. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com As Blinken presumably signalled agreement, that position is also that of Washington. Of course no evidence has ever been provided there are Russian troops in the Donbass. ==== When last Russian soldier leaves: Kuleba lays out conditions for ending war in eastern Ukraine All efforts of the international community are currently aimed at making Russia …

sputniknews (2022-01-20). US Supreme Court Blocks Trump's Attempt to Keep Records From January 6 Congressional Panel. sputniknews.com WASHINGTON (Sputnik) – The US Supreme Court blocked an attempt by former President Donald Trump to keep White House records related to the January 6 Capitol riot from the US House Select Committee investigating the incident, according to a court order.

Landless Rural Workers' Movement (2022-01-20). The MST has donated more than six thousand tons of food during the pandemic to fight hunger. peoplesdispatch.org Just during the Christmas Without Hunger campaign, the MST distributed food donations to 250,000 people in 24 Brazilian states…

WSWS (2022-01-20). New projections estimate that up to 304,000 in the US could die from COVID-19 by mid-March. wsws.org As Omicron continues to inundate hospitals and kill upwards of 2,000 people each day in the US, the WHO has warned that the pandemic is far from over.

Marie Kelly (2022-01-20). Police charged for Fanta Bility murder. workers.org Delaware County Three Sharon Hill police in Delaware County, Pennsylvania, outside Philadelphia, were charged with manslaughter Jan. 18 for killing 8-year-old Fanta Bility in August 2021. Following a grand jury investigation, officers Devon G. Smith, Sean Patrick Dolan and Brian James Devaney were also charged with involuntary manslaughter and 10 . . . |

Saheli Chowdhury (2022-01-20). Oxfam Report Details Obscene Wealth Inequality in India. orinocotribune.com January 18, 2022 (OrinocoTribune.com)—Oxfam, in its recently released report "

Sut Jhally (2022-01-20). The smearing of Emma Watson. peoplesdispatch.org The smearing of critics of Israel as anti-Semitic serves to deflect attention away from the crimes against Palestinians. But it may also make real anti-Semitism (the right-wing fascist variety) more respectable and legitimate—and thus even more deadly.

Staff (2022-01-20). 22 January, Canberra: Free Ahmad Saadat! Join an action in solidarity with the struggles of all Palestinian Prisoners! samidoun.net Saturday, 22 January 2 pm Garema Place, Civic Canberra, Australia Facebook: www.facebook.com/events/2021889451321806 Palestinian prisoners are consistently engaged in a difficult struggle inside Israeli jails against arbitrary laws and unrestrained brutality. Prisoners are regularly forced to go beyond the accepted limits of human endurance to assert their dignity and the most basic of rights, often with …

Staff (2022-01-20). Éirígí Activists mark Week of Action to Free Ahmed Sa'adat in Ireland. samidoun.net Samidoun Palestinian Prisoner Solidarity Network received the following report from Éirígí in Ireland about their involvement in the campaign to free Ahmad Sa'adat this week. Solidarity from Ireland to Palestine! Sunday, 16 January, saw Éirígí activists in Limerick join an international week of solidarity actions in support of Ahmad Sa'adat and thousands of other Palestinian …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2022-01-20). What will be the future 'new normal' with COVID-19? newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Jan. 21 marks two years since the first confirmed case of COVID-19 was reported in the U.S. In that time, the nation has made strides to keep the virus in check as much as possible with testing, masking, social distancing, vaccines and other precautionary measures. Despite that fact, nearly 850,000 people in the U.S. have died from COVID-19. Will living in a pandemic be the "new normal" for everyone in the future? Or will COVID-19…

ecns.cn (2022-01-20). Iran, China 'facing a new horizon of cooperation,' says Iran's FM spokesman. ecns.cn As their foreign ministers exchanged visits to deepen their partnership in the past year, Iran and China are now "facing a new horizon of cooperation," Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Saeed Khatibzadeh said on Tuesday.

Arjae Red (2022-01-20). U.S. delegation to Nicaragua demands 'End U.S. sanctions!'. workers.org Delegates from Labor Against Racism and War and Workers World Party with members of the ATC (Asociación de Trabajadores del Campo), Managua. Managua, Nicaragua Members of anti-imperialist organizations from around the U.S. travelled to Nicaragua during the week of Jan. 10 to observe the inauguration of President Daniel Ortega and . . . |

sputniknews (2022-01-20). Iranian President Raisi Addresses Russian State Duma Plenary Session. sputniknews.com Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi arrived in Moscow on Wednesday to meet with Russian President Vladimir Putin, visit the Moscow Cathedral Mosque, and hold talks with local Muslim clergy.

sputniknews (2022-01-20). Iran's Raisi Reiterates Opposition to Nukes, Predicts NATO's Collapse. sputniknews.com The Iranian president arrived in Moscow on a two-day state visit on Wednesday at the invitation of his Russian counterpart, Vladimir Putin. During their talks, the two leaders discussed bilateral ties, US sanctions, the Iran nuclear deal, joint anti-terrorism cooperation in Syria, and measures to create "synergy in cooperation" against the West.

sputniknews (2022-01-20). Roadkill-Eating, Dung-Smoking Iranian Who Hasn't Bathed in 67 Years Reportedly in 'Good Health'. sputniknews.com In Medieval Europe, bathing was considered vain among Christian peasants, who would wash themselves only once a year, in June. However, there are some bizarre modern examples of people who are willing to get even dirtier.

Nikola Mikovic (2022-01-20). Biden Appears to Leave Door Open for Russia to Move Into Ukraine. towardfreedom.org Ukraine would be devastated by a NATO-Russia war, which Moscow has been preparing for as diplomatic talks go nowhere. Meanwhile, U.S. President Joe Biden's latest remarks indicate the United States may be inviting Russia to make a move into Ukraine, writes Nikola Mikovic.

Rick Rozoff (2022-01-20). NATO's northeast spearhead states speak of imminent war. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com Estonian Defense Forces commander: There will likely be war in Ukraine soon Threat of Russia's Invasion of Ukraine is "Serious" Says Polish Deputy FM *** Canada, echoing U.S., says it fears armed conflict could erupt in Ukraine…

Staff (2022-01-20). As U.S.-Russia Tensions Escalate over Ukraine, U.S. May Stumble into War, Warns Katrina vanden Heuvel. democracynow.org President Biden said Wednesday that Russian President Vladimir Putin will pay a "serious and dear price" if he orders his reported 100,000 troops stationed along the Russian-Ukraine border to invade Ukraine, a scenario Biden says is increasingly likely. This comes as U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken met with Ukraine's president on Wednesday, similarly warning Russia could attack Ukraine on "very short notice." We speak with The Nation's Katrina vanden Heuvel, who says the hawkish U.S. approach to the Russia-Ukraine conflict is a waste of national resources, and says the U.S. should pursue diplomacy instead…

Staff (2022-01-20). Headlines for January 20, 2022. democracynow.org Voting Rights Bill Dies in Senate as Democrats Manchin & Sinema Allow GOP Filibuster, Biden Predicts Russia Will Invade Ukraine, Says Putin "Will Regret Having Done It", Supreme Court Rejects Trump's Bid to Shield Records from January 6 Committee, Global Coronavirus Cases Hit Record High, Czech Singer Hana Horkad Dies After Deliberately Infecting Herself with Coronavirus, West Virginia's Republican Governor Urges Vaccinations After Bout of COVID-19, Florida Health Dept. Puts Top Official on Leave for Promoting COVID Vaccine to Staff , Aid Flights Land in Volcano-Stricken Tonga Amid Water Shortages, Threat of COVI…

TASS (2022-01-20). US claims about 'invasion of Ukraine' create tensions – Belarusian Foreign Ministry. tass.com According to the Foreign Minister the US needs it in order to justify a number of its illegal actions and to get revenge for all blatant failures of late…

TASS (2022-01-20). US to view any Russian military move towards Ukraine as 'renewed invasion'. tass.com At the same time, Psaki mentioned that Russia had "an extensive playbook of aggression short of military action…

Rick Rozoff (2022-01-20). Borrell rallies EU, U.S., NATO, OSCE for showdown with Russia. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com EU, NATO, US and OSCE high-ranking officials address Ukraine and European security EU High Representative for Foreign and Security Policy Josep Borrell had phone talks with NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg, US Secretary of State Antony Blinken and Polish Foreign Minister Zbigniew Rau, who chairs the OSCE, having discussed the situation in Ukraine and Moscow's …

_____ (2022-01-20). Making a Case Against the US Going to War Over Ukraine. commondreams.org "A bipartisan group of senators just stated with a clear voice that Big Tech is too powerful."

TASS (2022-01-20). EU's Borrell invites Blinken to join Foreign Affairs Council discussions on Russia/Ukraine. tass.com This year's first meeting of the Foreign Affairs Council, which will bring together the foreign ministers of the EU's 27 member states, will be held in Brussels on January 24…

TASS (2022-01-20). EU, NATO, US and OSCE high-ranking officials address Ukraine and European security. tass.com The phone talks were held following the consultations with partners and ahead of the next negotiations between the US and Russia…

TASS (2022-01-20). Biden says invasion of Ukraine going to be disaster for Russia. tass.com Russian banks will not be able to carry out transactions with dollars if the country invades Ukraine, Biden said…

Jennifer Stisa Granick (2022-01-20). In Montana, Your Right to Cell Phone Privacy is Up for Debate. aclu.org In Montana and throughout the United States, privacy is a fundamental right. But in recent years, the right to privacy has come under threat — not because of any changes in law, but thanks to the technology in our pockets. Advancements in technology that were simply unimaginable when the U.S. and Montana Constitutions were adopted mean that the breadth of personal data housed on personal digital devices has become subject to constitutional protections developed for a world with far less revealing information about us available to the government. While the foundations of those rules are time-tested and wi…

_____ (2022-01-20). The Disintegrating Faàßade of US Democracy. popularresistance.org The US media is the most sophisticated propaganda apparatus that history has ever known, with the incredible ability to make a broad base of unexamined premises and consents widely accepted. Democracy is reduced to the process of electing representatives despite wide knowledge of the fact that the rich control the outcomes and those outcomes are invariably antithetical to the interest of working-class people, especially working class Brown and Black people.

splcenter (2022-01-20). Senate Fails Voters: With key legislation blocked, SPLC vows to continue defending democracy. splcenter.org

Johanna Kichton (2022-01-20). People's Action: Our Democracy is in Freefall. peoplesaction.org Contact: Johanna Kichton, press@peoplesaction.org, 202.660.0605 WASHINGTON, D.C.—People's Action released the following statement by Campaigns Director Sondra Youdelman after voting rights legislation and the filibuster rule change both failed in the Senate: "The senators who blocked this legislation have abandoned the millions of people who live in states where extremists are attacking voting rights and fair …

David Sirota (2022-01-20). Democracy Alone Will Not Save Democrats. dailyposter.com

_____ (2022-01-20). Israel Accused of 'War Crime' of 'Ethnic Cleansing' in Sheikh Jarrah. commondreams.org The struggle for democracy in our republic is far from over, and the next battlefield will be the election this November.

Staff (2022-01-20). Setback for Democracy: Manchin & Sinema Join Senate Republicans to Block Voting Rights Legislation. democracynow.org As President Biden marked one year in office this week, conservative Democratic Senators Joe Manchin and Kyrsten Sinema joined with Republican senators to block a proposed change to filibuster rules that would have allowed two voting rights bills to move forward, foreclosing the chance to stop hundreds of anti-voting laws passed after the 2020 election. Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders blasted his colleagues for opposing the rules change, and Georgia's Raphael Warnock likened the fight for voting rights to the civil rights movement. We air excerpts from their speeches.

Ann Brown (2022-01-20). Some Believe Focus On Voting Rights Is Tricknology And A Distraction Ploy Against Black America. moguldom.com Black voters are finding themselves blindsided once again. Hopes of the voting rights bill being pushed through have been dashed along with hopes that the Biden administration will help push through the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act of 2021 police reform bill and the longstanding reparations study bill HR 40. Biden and the Democrats …

Deliver for Voting Rights (2022-01-20). Monday 1/17: MLK Day Deliver for Voting Rights Rally in Washington D. C. (livestream). indybay.org Online via livestream…

_____ (2022-01-20). Amid 'Slow-Motion Coup,' Manchin and Sinema Help GOP Sink Voting Rights. commondreams.org "Biden can't be the climate leader he claims to be when he is actively conducting major lease sales and lobbying oil states to produce more fossil fuels," said the youth-led Sunrise Movement.

Mark Gruenberg, John Wojcik (2022-01-20). Senate Republicans, after stormy debate, sink voting rights bill. peoplesworld.org WASHINGTON—Catering to their white nationalist Donald Trump constituents and the corporate contributors who fund GOP campaigns, the Senate's 50 Republicans sent the two big voting rights bills down the drain again. What Republicans failed to do in the Senate yesterday, however, was stop a coast-to-coast coalition of groups ranging from the Poor Peoples Campaign and …

L'Ordre (2022-01-20). The State's Celebration of Lies and Punishment of Truth. dissidentvoice.org Julian Assange once said that if wars can be started by lies, they can be stopped by truth. Assange suffered immeasurably, with Britain and America taking him away for revealing facts about US war crimes in Iraq, while notorious Iraq War liar Tony Blair was knighted. "Sir" Tony Blair may now be paraded around as …

_____ (2022-01-20). Peace In Our Time, Or War? journal-neo.org "When whole communities go to war-whole peoples, and especially civilised peoples-the reason always lies in some political situation, and the occasion is always due to some political object. War, therefore is an act of policy…The political object is the goal, war is the means of reaching it, and means can never be considered in isolation …

_____ (2022-01-20). US and EU manipulate Libya's Leadership through Stephanie Williams. journal-neo.org On December 24, 2021, Libya was supposed to hold a popular vote for the country's first president, but it never did. If "outside players" had not interfered in the general elections, these would have been held long ago, Libyans and many observers believe. However, the US, which has a direct interest in establishing its stable …

_____ (2022-01-20). After A Year Of Biden, Why Do We Still Have Trump's Foreign Policy? popularresistance.org President Biden and the Democrats were highly critical of President Trump's foreign policy, so it was reasonable to expect that Biden would quickly remedy its worst impacts. As a senior member of the Obama administration, Biden surely needed no schooling on Obama's diplomatic agreements with Cuba and Iran, both of which began to resolve long-standing foreign policy problems and provided models for the renewed emphasis on diplomacy that Biden was promising. | Tragically for America and the world, Biden has failed to restore Obama's progressive initiatives, and has instead doubled down on many of Trump's most dange…

_____ (2022-01-20). After Recurrent Delays, Trial Of Software Developer And Activist Ola Bini Set To Begin. popularresistance.org The trial against Ola Bini, Swedish software developer and digital rights activist, is scheduled to begin on Wednesday, January 19, and continue for three days. The long-awaited trial comes after multiple delays, recusal of judges, documented harassment and surveillance of Bini, and constant shifting of charges from the prosecution leading to serious allegations of political interference in the case.

_____ (2022-01-20). Bank Blocks Donations Supporting Cuban Effort To Vaccinate World. popularresistance.org Progressive International recently asked for contributions so they can send a delegation to Havana next week to promote Cuba's effort to vaccinate the world against Covid-19. | But in an apparent genuflection to the illegal U.S. embargo against the island, Dutch multinational bank ING has blocked all donations supporting the trip, the group said Tuesday.

_____ (2022-01-20). Blaming The Victims—Not The System—For Bronx Fire Deaths. popularresistance.org As local and national corporate media covered the devastating fire in the Bronx that killed 17 people on January 9, two culprits were somehow never on the list of what and who was responsible: the landlord and the city's Housing, Preservation and Development (HPD) department, which is responsible for making sure landlords comply with housing codes. Always under suspicion were the tenants themselves, who were implicitly blamed throughout the coverage.

_____ (2022-01-20). Legal Petition Calls On Biden to Phase Out Federal Oil, Gas by 2035. popularresistance.org More than 360 climate, tribal, religious and conservation groups petitioned the Biden administration today to use its executive authority to phase out oil and gas production on public lands and oceans. | The petition provides a framework to manage a decline of oil and gas production to near zero by 2035 through rulemaking, using long-dormant provisions of the Mineral Leasing Act, Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act and the National Emergencies Act. Without such action, it will become increasingly difficult for the United States to meet its pledge to help avoid 1.5 degrees Celsius of warming and its unprecedented so…

_____ (2022-01-20). Priti Patel Defeated In The Lords But The Battle To Kill The Bill Continues. popularresistance.org On Monday night the House of Lords inflicted a series of bruising defeats on the government's Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill, irreversibly sinking some of its worst aspects. In defiance of the anti-protest nature of the bill, demonstrators outside made so much noise it resonated inside the chamber while the Lords voted against the government on 14 separate counts. | But this is not the end of the road. Kill the Bill protesters celebrating this victory must keep piling on the pressure – this attack on civil liberties and our fundamental democratic rights needs to be defeated in its entirety.

_____ (2022-01-20). Telling Lies On An International Scale. popularresistance.org The mainstream media have been replete with stories of a new Tory "red meat" initiative of right-wing policies. "Government sources" briefed the media that Foreign Secretary Liz Truss and Home Secretary Priti Patel were in talks with their counterparts in Ghana and Rwanda about setting up internment camps to receive asylum seekers deported from the U.K. Apart from the fact it would be entirely illegal to deport Syrians or Afghans to Africa, I knew it to be simply impossible the story was true.

_____ (2022-01-20). Thousands Sign Petition Supporting Assange Release. popularresistance.org Washington, DC – Led by the United National Antiwar Coalition (UNAC), more than 26 antiwar groups and 2,500 individual peace and justice advocates have cosponsored a statement calling for the immediate release of publisher Julian Assange and commending him for his contributions toward global peace. | Assange is currently fighting extradition to the United States after the Trump administration indicted him on unprecedented Espionage Act charges. His indictment marked the first time in U.S. history that a journalist has been charged for publishing truthful information. | Since being removed from Ecuador's London em…

Ann Brown (2022-01-20). Florida Considers Bill That Will Outlaw Making Whites Feel Uncomfortable In Schools Teaching About Racial Discrimination. moguldom.com Florida's Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis is worried that white students will feel uncomfortable if they are taught about America's racist history. He's pushing legislation that will ban public schools and private businesses from making white people feel "discomfort" when they teach students or train employees about discrimination in the nation's past. The bill received its …

Anonymous Contributor (2022-01-20). Announcing the 2022 San Antonio Anarchist Bookfair. itsgoingdown.org | | Announcing the 2022 San Antonio Anarchist Bookfair. | We're excited to announce the 2022 San Antonio Anarchist Bookfair! | Free, all ages, April 9th 1-7pm at 1003 Creekview Drive. | Please wear a mask. | If you're interested in tabling or giving a talk or hosting a workshop send an email to |

Anonymous Contributor (2022-01-20). Vaughn Defendant Jarreau "Ruk"Ayers Fights to Overcome Illegal Conviction While Enduring Retaliation from the State. itsgoingdown.org An update on Jarreau "Ruk" Ayers, a defendant in the Vaughn 17 about his illegal conviction and the State's subsequent retaliation through denial of medical care. To read more about the background of the Vaughn 17 case, go here. One of two defendants illegally convicted in the Vaughn Prison uprising on Feb 1, 2017, Jarreau…

Asa Winstanley (2022-01-20). Second court victory for Palestine Action. electronicintifada.net Charges dropped in drone landlord case.

Dalal Yassine (2022-01-20). Perfect Lebanese storm leaves refugees struggling to meet needs. electronicintifada.net Pandemic and financial collapse combined with UNRWA shortfalls have left marginalized Palestinians desperate.

splcenter (2022-01-20). Nick Fuentes Faces Scrutiny Following Jan. 6 Subpoena. splcenter.org The House committee investigating the storming of the U.S. Capitol building on Jan. 6, 2021, subpoenaed white nationalist activist Nick Fuentes on ≠ ≠Wednesday night, sharpening the public attention on his "America First" group's involvement in the run-up to the event.

Mando Kelly (2022-01-20). Kroger: Fighting hunger or fighting the hungry? peoplesworld.org The Kroger Company, the nearly $84 billion grocery corporation based in Cincinnati, has set its sights on the lofty goal of eradicating hunger. In 2018, it launched its Zero Hunger Zero Waste Foundation, a vehicle through which, as the name implies, it apparently aims to "end hunger and waste." On the foundation's website, it highlights …

Daniel Figueroa (2022-01-20). Kaiser Permanente health clinicians hold one-day strike for racial justice. peoplesworld.org OAKLAND, Calif.—On Monday, Martin Luther King Jr. Day, nearly 100 mental health clinicians held a one-day strike at Kaiser Permanente's Oakland Medical Center to protest the company's rescinding its promise to make MLK Day a paid holiday, and to call for culturally sensitive health care for communities of color. Kaiser claimed its action was due …

Andrew Wright (2022-01-20). COVID testing scam hits Michigan, contributing to pandemic fatigue. peoplesworld.org DETROIT—The Better Business Bureau has begun investigating the Center for Covid Control, an Illinois-based organization claiming it partners with the CDC to offer free COVID testing. According to its website, the company also offers workplace testing, has job opportunities for those interested, and advertises social media links on its "Contact Us" page. At first glance, …

_____ (2022-01-20). China-Iran Strategic Cooperation Changes the Balance of Power. journal-neo.org There has been a marked shift in the balance of power in the world as the US has recently intensified its attempts to regain world domination, including through sanctions against countries trying to demonstrate their independence from Washington. And in this respect, Beijing's attempt to create a multipolar world based on an alliance with countries …

Andreína Chávez Alava (2022-01-20). Venezuela: Gasoline and Crude Production on the Rise While Inflation Slows Down. venezuelanalysis.com PDVSA will face challenges to continue ramping up production as US sanctions block the state company from international markets.

Staff (2022-01-20). Another victory for Palestine Action, another defeat for Israeli arms dealer Elbit! #ShutElbitDown. samidoun.net Samidoun Palestinian Prisoner Solidarity Network congratulates Palestine Action for another court victory over Israeli arms manufacturer Elbit, only days after the company announced it had sold off its Oldham factory and facilities and one month after three more Palestine Action activists were found not guilty for defacing Elbit properties. The case against three activists was …

Staff (2022-01-20). 20 January, London: Picket for Palestine — Free Palestinian Prisoners! samidoun.net Thursday, 20 January 6: 30 pm M&S 458 Oxford Street, London Info: www.instagram.com/p/CY6rnsZoSaa/ In response to the @samidounnetwork call for a week of action to free Ahmad Sa'adat and all Palestinian prisoners we will be picketing outside Marks & Spencers on Oxford Street. Settler colonial state Israel continues to brutally occupy Palestine and incarcerate all those …

Staff (2022-01-20). 22 January, London: Free Palestine Rolling Picket — Free Palestinian Prisoners. samidoun.net Saturday, 22 January 1: 00 pm Ealing Broadway, W5 Meet Outside HSBC Organized by West London FRFI Info: www.instagram.com/p/CYydBvLou1B/ Free Palestinian Prisoners Rolling picket in Ealing, 22 January, 1pm Meet outside HSBC, Ealing Broadway Join West London RCG to protest against the businesses, banks and institutions in Britain that support Israel's oppression of the Palestinian people. …

Peoples Dispatch (2022-01-20). Protester dies after being injured in crackdown on anti-government demonstrations in Tunisia. peoplesdispatch.org 57-year-old Ridha Bouziane died in hospital five days after he was injured during protests against the government of president Kais Saied in Tunis on January 14…

Peoples Dispatch (2022-01-20). How can we solve inequality? peoplesdispatch.org Oxfam's latest report on global inequality has highlighted some alarming statistics on how wealth distribution has worsened during the pandemic. While the wealth of the world's 10 richest men doubled since the pandemic began, the incomes of 99% of humanity became worse off because of COVID-19. What are the solutions to this crisis?

Zoe Alexandra (2022-01-20). Morocco's Democratic Way faces intensified crackdown. peoplesdispatch.org The left-wing Democratic Way of Morocco has been prevented from holding a crucial Congress. This is only the latest chapter in a long campaign of repression and intimidation waged against the movement by the state…

Peoples Dispatch (2022-01-20). Outsourced hospital guards campaign for pay equality at London hospital. peoplesdispatch.org Outsourced security guards at the Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) in London have been demanding rights, pay and other benefits on par with the in-house National Health Service (NHS) workers…

Emmanuel Alvarez (2022-01-20). Sovereignty or dependence: Six reasons to not pay the IMF. peoplesdispatch.org When the payment of debt seems to be the only way forward, voices within the ruling party argue why, at the very least, debt should be suspended and denounced in international organizations…

Staff (2022-01-20). ECLAC Forecasts 3% Economic Growth in Venezuelan for 2022. orinocotribune.com The United Nations Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) forecasts that the Venezuelan Gross Domestic Product (GDP) will grow 3% by the end of 2022. Cuba, Nicaragua, and Bolivia were also forecast to grow above the regional average, with 3.5%, 3%, and 3.2%, respectively. Another revelation was that Guyana, bordering Venezuela, is expected to have the highest GDP growth, estimated at an astronomical 46%. |

José Manuel Blanco Diaz (2022-01-20). Anti-Chavista Economist Demonstrates Link Between Illegal Sanctions & Drop in Oil Production. orinocotribune.com A recent study by anti-Chavista economist Francisco Rodríguez confirmed the negative effects that illegal sanctions imposed by the United States government had on the drop in Venezuelan oil production from 2017 to 2020. | Rodríguez mentioned via Twitter that he was interviewed by renowned US journalist Anya Parampil, during which he summarized the conclusions of his report, "Sanctions, Economic Actions and the Venezuelan Crisis." | The director of the Petróleo por Venezuela Foundation stated that the document addresses the financial impact of unilateral coercive measures. It also outlines recommendations to prote…

José Manuel Blanco Diaz (2022-01-20). Venezuelan Parliament Approves Supreme Court Reform. orinocotribune.com On Tuesday, January 18, parliamentarian Diosdado Cabello called the unanimous approval of the Reform of the Organic Law of the Supreme Court of Justice (TSJ) a great step forward towards the necessary Judicial Revolution in Venezuela, "after extensive consultation and consensus with all sectors." | This was stated by the United Socialist Party of Venezuela (PSUV) parliamentarian after the ordinary session of the National Assembly, in which the review of the proposal raised by the president of the TSJ himself, Magistrate Maikel Moreno, was addressed. | Cabello noted that "the Reform of the TSJ Law allows us to org…

Staff (2022-01-20). Venezuela Demands Biden Return Diplomatic Headquarters and Property Seized in US. orinocotribune.com The Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela demanded this Wednesday, January 19, that the United States government return the Venezuelan assets and diplomatic headquarters in US territory. | At a press conference addressing national and international media, Foreign Minister Félix Plasencia said, "I call on President Joe Biden, and my colleague Anthony Blinken, to respect the rule of law and instruct the corresponding authorities to return the headquarters of our embassy and residence in the capital city of Washington, as well as the headquarters of the Consulate General in New York City, which have been assaulted and ro…

Editor (2022-01-20). Latin America will continue to distance itself from the United States. mronline.org At a time when Washington and its Western allies are attempting to maintain a resolutely unilateralist approach, the Latin American countries that the United States has too long regarded as its backyard continue to deepen their strategic ties with the main pro-multipolar forces.

Editor (2022-01-20). Solidarity wins in Columbia strike victory. mronline.org Columbia's student workers delivered an invaluable lesson—one day longer, one day stronger—that you don't have to have to go to graduate school to understand.

Editor (2022-01-20). State archive glitch reaffirms Israel's genocidal intent. mronline.org Recently unearthed statements from Israel's founders endorsing ethnic cleansing and violence during the Nakba will only be shocking if you are not familiar with the long history of Zionist leaders and thinkers showing genocidal intent towards Palestinians.

Kevin Mwanza (2022-01-20). Hackers Use Ethereum 'Mixer' Tool To Mask Laundering $15M Stolen From Crypto.com. moguldom.com Hackers used Tornado Cash, an Ethereum mixer, to launder 4,600 ETH coins worth $15 million stolen from a Singapore-based cryptocurrency exchange, according to a security consultant who made the discovery. A cryptocurrency mixer or tumbler is a service that mixes different streams of potentially identifiable cryptocurrency, making the transactions more anonymous and harder to trace. …

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2022-01-20). "Behind the Extractivist Criticism of Progressive Governments Lies the Shadow of Conservative Restoration" libya360.wordpress.com Alvaro García Linera In the face of the naive leftism that thinks that a society can escape world domination by itself, Lenin and Marx remind us that capitalism is planetary, and that the only way to overcome it is also planetary. Therefore the struggles and efforts for the socialization of production in a single country…

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2022-01-20). ASPI — The Gov't-Funded Conspiracist Think Tank Now Controlling Your Social Media Feed. libya360.wordpress.com Alan Macleod That ASPI is now partially in charge of Twitter's moderation, influencing what hundreds of millions of people see daily, is a grave threat to the free flow of information, as well as to the chances for a peaceful 21st century. CANBERRA, AUSTRALIA —Social media giant Twitter raised many eyebrows recently when it announced…

It's Going Down (2022-01-20). Resistance to 'Cop City' in Atlanta Heats Up as Construction is Halted, Trees Occupied. itsgoingdown.org On Tuesday, January 18th, tree-cutting was reported on social media in the Atlanta Forest, an area of highly contested green-space where both a movie studio and the local police are attempting to clear-cut trees to build expanded studio lots and a state of the art police training facility, which will include a "mock city for…

Support Eric King (2022-01-20). Eric King's Mail Ban Has Been Lifted. itsgoingdown.org Update on anarchist prisoner Eric King. For more information on Eric, go here. Eric King's mail ban is over (for now) so please write him if you can. He would love to hear from people. It has been quite some time since he was able to receive letters from people outside his immediate family. (We…

rebekah (2022-01-20). Why Student Body Presidents Are Calling on Biden to Eliminate Student Loan Debt. inequality.org

Khuloud Rabah Sulaiman (2022-01-20). Giving birth as Gaza grieves. electronicintifada.net Woman whose son was killed in May attack had another baby soon afterwards.

Staff (2022-01-20). A People's History of the Peaceful Transfer of Power. davidswanson.org Supposedly the election of Joe Biden to the White House was the first U.S. election marred in any serious way — marred by Republicans, members of the military, and clownish rioters at the Capitol. While I wish Democrats also cared about keeping any of the promises they were elected on, I don't think they take …

Matt Sedlar (2022-01-20). The "Great Resignation" is Hype. Workers Need More Benefits, Not Less. cepr.net The political fortunes of the Democratic Party look dim, but the current economy is not too damn bad. How to explain this seemingly contradictory economic news?

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2022-01-20). Barbados: Mia Mottley Wins Second Term. libya360.wordpress.com Barbadians gave Mia Mottley and the BLP a decisive victory in Wednesday's General Election. The BLP is projected to win all 30 seats. Leader of the opposition DLP has conceded defeat. pic.twitter.com/pttaBvmVke — Kawsachun News (@KawsachunNews) January 20, 2022 üáßüáß Prime Minister Mia Mottley addresses Barbados, declaring victory with a total sweep of all 30…

Mark Gruenberg (2022-01-20). As inequality killed millions, top billionaires doubled wealth during pandemic. peoplesworld.org LONDON—The world's richest billionaires, including Jeff Bezos and Elon Musk, have doubled their wealth during the coronavirus pandemic, even as income inequality, climate change, and the coronavirus combine to kill one person worldwide every four seconds, a new analysis says. "The wealth of the world's 10 richest men has doubled since the pandemic began," London-based …

Staff (2022-01-20). 23 January, Stockholm: Film Screening: Fedayin, Georges Abdallah's Fight. samidoun.net Sunday, 23 January 3: 30 pm Kafé 44, Tjà§rhovsgatan 46, 116 28 Stockholm, Sweden Facebook: www.facebook.com/events/182672827385341/ Samidoun Stockholm invites you to a screening of the film "Fedayin, le combat de Georges Abdallah" ("Fedayin, Georges Abdallah's Fight"), which is about Abdallah and his life in struggle. The film is shown with English subtitles. Georges Abdallah, the Lebanese …

Revolution Books (2022-01-20). Tuesday 1/25: The Art of Winfred Rembert: Chasing Me to My Grave: An Artist's Memoir of the Jim Crow. indybay.org Revolution Books, 2444 Durant Ave. Berkeley CA 94704…

teleSUR -HIM (2022-01-20). OPS alerta sobre más de 7 millones de casos de Covid-19 en siete días. telesurtv.net Un total de 7.2 millones de casos positivos se registraron en la última semana en las Américas, 250% más que en igual lapso de 2021.

teleSUR-mcs, JL (2022-01-20). Japón registra más de 41.000 contagios por Covid-19 en 24 horas. telesurtv.net Las autoridades sanitarias indican que la nueva cepa Ómicron ha provocado un repunte de casos positivos a la enfermedad en el país.

sputniknews (2022-01-20). Smuggler Arrested With Seven Endangered Egyptian Vulture Species in India's Madhya Pradesh. sputniknews.com Egyptian vultures, also known as white scavenger vultures or pharaoh's chickens, are the smallest of all vultures. They are a globally endangered species on the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) Red List and often migrate from central Asia to India during the winter.

WSWS (2022-01-20). "They are focused on keeping students in school no matter how dangerous it is": Students in Chicago speak on struggle for remote learning to save lives. wsws.org COVID-19 deaths in Chicago are reaching their highest point so far in the Omicron surge, provoking increasing outrage among students, teachers and parents.

_____ (2022-01-20). The Biden Administration Heats Up the South China Sea. journal-neo.org As part of its strategy to develop a global coalition against China in and around the Indo-Pacific, the US has been, for past many years, paying very close attention to what can be called 'territorial flashpoints' surrounding China — Taiwan, Hong Kong, Tibet and Xinjiang — to demonise and delegitimise China as a global power. …

_____ (2022-01-20). Humanity at "Doom's Doorstep" Says Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists. commondreams.org When Israel seized the Palestinian territories in 1967 by aggressive military conquest, the Israel authorities began taking the stand that Palestinians have no right to their land and it can be stolen from them at will.

sputniknews (2022-01-20). Biden Has 'No Idea' Why Americans Would Question His Mental Fitness, Says He Didn't 'Overpromise'. sputniknews.com On Wednesday, Biden held what was only his second in-depth press conference in the year since he was inaugurated as president. Biden spoke about a wide range of issues, such as the pandemic, his legislative agenda, economics, unemployment and international relations.

ecns.cn (2022-01-20). Beijing 2022 mascots made by porcelain factory in Fujian. ecns.cn Two kids show their newly-bought porcelain figures of Beijing 2022 mascots at a porcelain factory in Dehua County of Quanzhou, southeast China's Fujian Province, Jan. 19, 2022.

teleSUR, DRL, JDO (2022-01-20). Estampida en ceremonia católica deja 30 muertos en Liberia. telesurtv.net La estampida comenzó cuando hombres armados ingresaron a un evento en un estadio de fútbol de la capital, Monrovia.

Party for Socialism & Liberation (2022-01-20). Friday 1/21: Virtual Forum: The Crisis in SF Public Education. indybay.org Virtual event. Register here…

sputniknews (2022-01-20). Finland to Build Its Largest and Most Powerful Icebreaker for Russian Mining Giant. sputniknews.com Powered by liquefied natural gas (LNG) as well as low-sulfur diesel, the vessel will break up to two-metre-thick ice in the Kara Sea in order to clear waterways around the Dudinka seaport in Northern Siberia, which is used for exports.

WSWS (2022-01-20). CHEP UK workers continue indefinite strike action. wsws.org The union is offering to sell its members short to a company which Unite official Ian McCluskey acknowledges, "increased its pre-tax profits by 173 per cent per worker" over the last two years.

ecns.cn (2022-01-20). DPRK to resume hard-line policy towards Washington after new U.S. sanctions. ecns.cn The Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) decided to make more thorough preparation for a long-term confrontation with the United States, who has announced fresh sanctions against it.

Sherryll Cashin (2022-01-20). Where MLK's Vision Is Starting to Be Realized. zcomm.org Martin Luther King Jr.'s vision of a racially integrated America might still be far off. But some cities are finally atoning for past racial sins and enacting policies to dismantle segregation…

ecns.cn (2022-01-20). China's economic powerhouse Guangdong reports robust GDP growth in 2021. ecns.cn South China's Guangdong Province recorded 8-percent GDP growth in 2021 to 12.4 trillion yuan (about 1.95 trillion U.S. dollars), its acting governor Wang Weizhong said Thursday.

imperial.ac.uk (2022-01-20). Disease predictions can be improved by factoring in mosquito predators. imperial.ac.uk The way mosquitoes react to predators should be included in disease models, say researchers behind a new study.

_____ (2022-01-20). 12 Years After Citizens United, the Supreme Court's Right-Wing Revolution Continues. commondreams.org New government statistics show union membership declined by 241,000 workers last year.

_____ (2022-01-20). Veterans For Peace Releases Nuclear Posture Review. popularresistance.org The U.S.-based international organization Veterans For Peace has released its own assessment of the current global threat of nuclear war, ahead of the anticipated release of the Biden Administration's Nuclear Posture Review. The Veterans For Peace Nuclear Posture Review warns that the danger of nuclear war is greater than ever and that nuclear disarmament must be vigorously pursued. Veterans For Peace plans to deliver their Nuclear Posture Review to the President and Vice President, to every member of Congress, and to the Pentagon. | With the first anniversary of the UN Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapon…

ecns.cn (2022-01-20). China will continue relief efforts to tsunami-hit Tonga. ecns.cn China will continue to provide Tonga with cash and other disaster-relief materials to the affected areas, Zhao Lijian, a spokesperson of the Foreign Ministry said on Thursday.

Khubaka, Michael Harris (2022-01-20). 2022 California State Capitol Juneteenth Celebration. indybay.org From the back side of Mt. Shastina to the foothills above San Diego in Camp Lockett, our Juneteenth Celebrations honor #Womanity in our ongoing journey towards a greater measure of freedom.

ecns.cn (2022-01-20). Guangdong ranks first in China in number of 5G facilities. ecns.cn South China's Guangdong Province has built a total of 170,000 5G base stations, ranking first in China, according to the numbers disclosed at the ongoing fifth session of the 13th Guangdong Provincial People's Congress on Thursday.

ecns.cn (2022-01-20). Public more aware of wetlands protection. ecns.cn China has 64 wetlands of international importance that cover 7.32 million hectares, harbor 2,258 plant species and 260 bird species, the National Forestry and Grassland Administration said in a white paper released on Wednesday.

ecns.cn (2022-01-20). Documentary reveals horrible U.S. human rights abuses. ecns.cn Danish Radio's documentary The Search for Myself accuses the U.S. intelligence agency, the CIA, of supporting experiments on 311 Danish children in the early 1960s. Many of them were adopted or orphans and were unknowingly used in the secret experiments.

Haymarket Books (2022-01-20). Tuesday 1/18: Understanding E-Carceration: Punitive Survelliance & Carceral Technologies. indybay.org Online event…

WSWS (2022-01-20). Maryland students and teachers oppose school reopenings as state officials seek to force in-person classes at all costs. wsws.org As an unprecedented surge of COVID-19 cases in the state of Maryland has brought the state's health care infrastructure to near-collapse, opposition has formed to government officials' indifference to public safety.

ecns.cn (2022-01-20). U.S. destroyer entering Chinese waters warned off. ecns.cn The Chinese military sent air and naval forces to monitor and warn off a United States Navy warship that entered Chinese territorial waters in the South China Sea on Thursday, according to a Peoples Liberation Army spokesman.

WSWS (2022-01-20). Solomon Islands' government imposes snap lockdown after COVID outbreak. wsws.org There are widespread fears of as yet undetected transmission within the capital's slums.

Direct Action Everywhere (2022-01-20). Saturday 1/22: Meetup: What to do if You Find an Injured or Lost Animal. indybay.org Where: ONLINE on Zoom! Link: dxe.io/meetupzoom…

Pierina Ferretti (2022-01-20). Gabriel Boric Won in Chile Thanks to Popular Mobilization. zcomm.org The left-wing candidate's victory would have been impossible without newer constituencies…

ecns.cn (2022-01-20). Foreign airlines suspending flights to US over 5G dispute. ecns.cn Major airlines across the world rushed Wednesday to cancel flights heading to the US or change the planes they are using because of safety concerns over the new 5G deployment.

Peoples Dispatch (2022-01-20). European countries ask Israel to stop demolitions and settlement construction in occupied East Jerusalem. peoplesdispatch.org A joint statement issued by the foreign ministries of France, Germany, Italy, Spain and some other European countries has called Israeli construction a hurdle in achieving a "two-state solution". It also raised concerns over the demolition of Palestinian houses in Sheikh Jarrah…

Lyynda Carson (2022-01-20). Internal peek into Oath Keepers after Jan. 6 attack on Capitol Building. indybay.org Mugshot of Elmer Stewart Rhodes founder of the Oath Keepers:…

Kerry Smith (2022-01-20). Labor, Greens win majority on Parramatta City Council. greenleft.org.au The Labor-Greens majority in the City of Parramatta is going to face some big challenges, writes Kerry Smith.

WSWS (2022-01-20). Three Pennsylvania police officers charged in killing of 8-year-old girl. wsws.org Fanta Bility was shot and killed by the officers last summer as she and her family exited a high school football game. Her older sister and two others were also shot and wounded by the police, but not killed.

Congresswoman Barbara Lee (2022-01-20). Tuesday 1/18: Racial Healing for Justice: Reparations and Transformation hosted by Rep. Barbara Lee. indybay.org Online event…

Sue Bolton (2022-01-20). Hypocrisy, 'God powers' and Djokovic. greenleft.org.au Regardless of the entitled Serbian tennis player's behaviour, Sue Bolton argues that the Immigration Minister's decision to kick him of the country should be cause for concern.

TASS (2022-01-20). Over 300 mln COVID-19 cases confirmed all over world, WHO says. tass.com The COVID-19 incidence rose by 3,156,986 in the last 24 hours…

_____ (2022-01-20). Senate Panel Approves Antitrust Bill to Rein in Big Tech. commondreams.org

Kim Willsher (2022-01-20). France's divided leftwing candidates called on to back 'people's primary'. zcomm.org Activists are gaining support for move to hold popular vote to decide who stands in presidential election…

sputniknews (2022-01-20). Every Country in Scandinavia Breaks Daily Infection Records Amid Omicron Surge. sputniknews.com The Omicron strain has a greater dispersibility compared with the previously dominant strains, yet is associated with fewer health risks. Major Omicron waves have been expected by medical authorities in all the Nordic countries this winter. Norway even warned that it is "impossible to be stopped".

WSWS (2022-01-20). Australian hospital meltdown: Doctor declares "staff are literally falling apart" wsws.org Such is the crisis that urgent cancer and heart surgery is being deferred in Victoria, Australia's second most populous state.

Pedro Jorge Velázquez (2022-01-20). La Cuba próxima no será colonizada. globalizacion.ca Hay fracasos a los que se le coge el gusto, digo yo; øo cómo puede ser posible que los derrotados se regeneren en formas nuevas de fracaso? øSerá como esa sensación de que algún día resultará, después de tanto intentarlo?…

ecns.cn (2022-01-20). New Zealand's C-130 Hercules flight departs for Tonga with aid supplies, vessels near main island. ecns.cn A Royal New Zealand Air Force C-130 Hercules has departed Base Auckland Whenuapai for Tonga on Thursday carrying aid supplies, as the New Zealand aid efforts ramp up.

Roger D. Harris (2022-01-20). Seven Myths about the January 6th Capitol Building Incident. orinocotribune.com By Roger D. Harris — Jan 18, 2022 | After over a year of incessant publicity, the Capitol building incident of January 6, 2021, has taken on mythic proportions. While all myths are prone to hyperbole, not all are entirely false as the following accounting relates. | ‚Ä¢ January 6 was an attempted coup | According to

Staff (2022-01-20). Migración ilegal y otros temas migratorios, hoy en la Mesa Redonda. mesaredonda.cubadebate.cu El Jefe de la Dirección de Identificación, Inmigración y Extranjería del MININT, el Director de la Dirección de Asuntos Consulares y Cubanos Residentes en el Exterior y la Subdirectora de la Dirección General de EE.UU. del MINREX comparecerán este jueves en la Mesa Redonda para analizar la situación migratoria actual en el país, y especialmente el fenómeno y los peligros de la emigración ilegal.

Jack Thomas (2022-01-20). Analysing the growth of eHealth and digital solutions during the pandemic. healtheuropa.eu Micha van Lin, the managing director of Task Force Health Care (TFHC), explores the uptake of eHealth and digital solutions during the pandemic and how the TFHC supports the international scope for sustainable healthcare solutions. The implementation of eHealth and digital solutions within healthcare grew dramatically during the pandemic, many of which are here to …

_____ (2022-01-20). School Privatization Groups Are Exploiting COVID Closure Debates For Their Own Ends. popularresistance.org Schools around the country have once again been forced to make tough decisions about returning to remote learning due to the explosion of new COVID-19 infections resulting from the highly contagious omicron variant. Despite a recent poll showing that 56% of parents support the suspension of in-person learning to slow the spread of the disease, a counter-narrative has emerged, pushed hard by the mainstream media, that pits teachers (and particularly teachers' unions) against parents. Earlier this week, in fact, in New York Magazine, liberal pundit Jonathan Chait defended Nate Silver's widely criticized argument th…

David Swanson (2022-01-20). Video: David Swanson on War and Peace at Veterans For Peace New York City Meeting. warisacrime.org By NYC VFP, January 19, 2022…

teleSUR, mcs, JL (2022-01-20). ONU registra 84.000 afectados en Tonga tras erupción volcánica. telesurtv.net La mayoría de las casas y los depósitos de agua potable están cubiertos por una densa capa de ceniza luego de la erupción del volcán Hunga-Tonga.

teleSUR- lvm, JL (2022-01-20). Evo denuncia participación de Gobiernos regionales en golpe. telesurtv.net De igual manera, Evo Morales exigió a las autoridades bolivianas "una profunda investigación" sobre los hechos de 2019.

Jack Thomas (2022-01-20). Enhancing brain health through optimising dementia care and diagnosis. healtheuropa.eu Owen Miller of Alzheimer Europe outlines why improvements in global education, policy and practice are urgently needed to improve dementia care. With global dementia cases expected to almost triple by 2050, is enough being done to prioritise services and care for the disease? Alzheimer Europe is a non-profit, non-governmental organisation dedicated to improving the lives …

Angela (2022-01-20). Saturday 1/22: Free virtual screening of the documentary film "The Law in these Parts" indybay.org

Fred Fuentes (2022-01-20). Morrison rolls back pandemic leave payment. greenleft.org.au Rather than make workplaces safe and expand access to paid pandemic leave, the federal government has tightened eligibility to the Pandemic Leave Disaster Payment, writes Fred Fuentes.

WSWS (2022-01-20). New Zealand COVID-19 experts take action against Auckland University over online abuse. wsws.org Prominent scientists Siouxsie Wiles and Shaun Hendy say their university told them to refrain from public comment despite being threatened by conspiracy theorists opposed to vaccination and lockdowns.

Staff (2022-01-20). Qué trae la prensa cubana, jueves 20 de enero de 2022. cubadebate.cu

Rick Rozoff (2022-01-20). Kiev: Antony Blinken's mini-tutorial on modern Ukrainian history. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com Secretary Antony J. Blinken and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy Before Their Meeting The Ukrainian people chose a democratic and European path in 1991. They took to the Maidan to defend that choice in 2013. And unfortunately, ever since you've faced relentless aggression from Moscow. Russia invaded territory in the Crimea, ginned up a conflict in …

United Against War, Militarism (2022-01-20). Tuesday 1/25: Roundtable Discussion: Political Prisoners. indybay.org Register for our zoom discussion here: bit.ly/3KmbUjj…

WSWS (2022-01-20). Toronto caretaker speaks out against school reopenings: "Schools are not safe for in-person learning as long as COVID is not eliminated" wsws.org "By organizing rank-and-file committees," writes the Toronto school caretaker, "education workers will be in a powerful position to force school closures as part of a broader Zero COVID strategy."

teleSUR- jaa -HIM (2022-01-20). Venezuela exige devolución de bienes de su embajada en EE.UU. telesurtv.net El canciller resaltó que estos medios pertenecen al pueblo y Gobierno legítimo de Venezuela, encabezado por el presidente Nicolás Maduro.

Staff (2022-01-20). El tiempo: Tarde cálida y lluvias en la mitad occidental. cubadebate.cu 🌦En zonas de la costa norte central y oriental estará parcialmente nublado y nublado en ocasiones, con aislados chubascos. En el resto del país amanecerá con poca nubosidad, incrementándose a parcialmente nublado y nublado durante la tarde en la mitad occidental, con algunos chubascos y lluvias.

Staff (2022-01-20). Díaz-Canel: "Estamos desafiados a innovar" cubadebate.cu Desde el Palacio de la Revolución sesionó este miércoles la videoconferencia con gobernadores e intendentes del país, encuentro que estuvo encabezado por el Primer Secretario del Comité Central del Partido Comunista y Presidente de la República, Miguel Díaz-Canel Bermúdez, así como por el Vicepresidente de la República, Salvador Valdés Mesa, y por el viceprimer ministro y titular del Ministerio de Economía y Planificación (MEP), Alejandro Gil Fernández.

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2022-01-20). Minnesota Partnership awards 5 collaborative research grants for 2022. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org ROCHESTER, Minn. — The Minnesota Partnership for Biotechnology and Medical Genomics announced today their 2022 research awardees. This marks the partnership's 18th year of spearheading new scientific ideas from Minnesota to improve the health of, and health care for, Minnesotans. The state-funded grants for these team science proposals total nearly $5 million. This year the awards fund innovative projects on heart and liver disease, mapping diseases of the brain, congenital genetic disease, and pancreatic cancer. These two-year…

teleSUR, JGN (2022-01-20). Mia Mottley es reelecta como primera ministra de Barbados. telesurtv.net Mottley, lideresa del BLP, asegurará un segundo mandato consecutivo en el cargo de primera ministra.

Rick Rozoff (2022-01-20). Ending one 40-year war, starting another? Joe Biden's Jimmy Carter moment. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com As the inflation rate in the U.S. approaches that of the Carter years, as Mark Brzezinski, son of the architect of the Mujahideen war in Afghanistan (and arguably all that followed there and around the world as a result), assumes…

Paul Haeder (2022-01-20). Are We the Sum Total of Our Life, Theirs, Inside Our Darkest Thoughts? dissidentvoice.org There is no such thing as an ending. At the conclusion of any work of art, just like at the conclusion of any experience, what we arrive at is a site of interpretation. Every reader commits a creative act at that site. Every reader creates a version of their own artwork within their act of …

Monet Bailey (2022-01-20). Population data: Powering healthcare during the COVID-19 pandemic. healtheuropa.eu Professor Aziz Sheikh OBE, Director of the University of Edinburgh's Usher Institute, explores how data can be utilised to improve healthcare processes and how patient data shaped the COVID-19 pandemic. The need for rapid, real-time health information has never been more important. As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, countries across the globe require the latest insights …

WSWS (2022-01-20). Djokovic saga sets dangerous legal precedent in Australia. wsws.org The saga exposes the power of federal governments—Liberal-National or Labor—to deport anyone designated as a "risk" to "good order" in Australia.

Staff (2022-01-20). Joven Club consolida sus ventas por comercio electrónico. cubadebate.cu Los Joven Club de Computación y Electrónica, con casi 35 años de existencia, consolidan la comercialización de sus productos y servicios a través de su tienda virtual, puesta en funcionamiento desde mediados de 2021.

Labor Video Project (2022-01-20). Clover & The Class War In South Africa With GIWUSA President Mametlwe Sebei. indybay.org Five thousand workers at the Clover Dairy company in South Africa are fighting an Israeli billionaire family the Wertheim's who have taken over the company and have cut wages and threatened thousands of layoffs. South African unions are calling for an international day of solidarity at all Israeli consulates and embassies, South African embassies and consulates and all franchises of Coca-Cola…

ecns.cn (2022-01-20). Tiger-shaped buns popular as Chinese New Year draws near. ecns.cn Photo shows tiger-shaped streamed buns, also known as huamo, become popular in Rongcheng, Shangdong Province, as the Chinese News Year approaches.

WSWS (2022-01-20). Biden at one year: A government of mass death and political crisis. wsws.org Addressing a news conference on the eve of his first anniversary in office, the US president had no answers for the escalating pandemic, the danger of fascism or the threat of world war.

sputniknews (2022-01-20). Ursula von der Leyen Speaks at Day Four of World Economic Forum 2022. sputniknews.com This year, the World Economic Forum (WEF) which traditionally takes place in the Swiss resort town of Davos in January, is being held virtually due to the coronavirus pandemic.

_____ (2022-01-20). Integration Has Failed. Now What? strategic-culture.org Coming up to the 38th Martin Luther King Day, it is obvious to everyone that integration has failed. The Floyd and Black Lives Matter Hoax riots last year, the ridiculous debate over Critical Race Theory, invites a question no one, least of all the worthies who run Conservatism, Inc., wants to ask: Now what?>

WSWS (2022-01-20). Court filing by New York attorney general reveals massive fraud at highest levels of Trump Organization. wsws.org In seeking a court order to compel testimony and documents from Donald Trump, Ivanka Trump and Donald Trump, Jr., New York Attorney General released details of the ongoing three-year-plus investigation into the Trump clan's parasitic businesses.

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2022-01-20). What's the latest on monoclonal antibody therapies to treat COVID-19? newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org As COVID-19 continues to evolve and mutate quickly, so do treatment options. While the best ways to prevent the spread of COVID-19 are vaccinations and booster vaccinations, several authorized treatments and preventive drugs, including monoclonal antibody therapies, are used to treat patients at different stages.Monoclonal antibody therapies are laboratory-produced proteins created to bind to SARS-CoV2, the virus that causes COVID-19, and prevent it from attaching to human cells. While these therapies have been used to…

sputniknews (2022-01-20). 'Love Birds': Netizens Swoon Over Candid Shot of Owlets Posing for 'Pre-Wedding Shoot'. sputniknews.com Usually, couples are quite enthused about pre-wedding photoshoots. They try their best to stand out from the rest and this practice has gained prominence in India. However, this time it is not humans who have amused others, but rather owlets who were captured oozing with love and affection.

sputniknews (2022-01-20). Woman in Pakistan Sentenced to Death for 'Blasphemous' WhatsApp Status. sputniknews.com Blasphemy remains a highly sensitive and controversial matter in Pakistan. In 2017, Taimur Raza became the first person sentenced to death for allegedly committing blasphemy on the social media platform Facebook.

teleSUR, DRL, JDO (2022-01-20). Cristina Fernández llama pandemia a deuda macrista con el FMI. telesurtv.net Los intereses pagados al Fondo Monetario Internacional en 2021 fueron mayores al presupuesto destinado a mitigar los efectos de la Covid-19.

WSWS (2022-01-20). French Révolution permanente group blocks fight against Macron's mass infection policy. wsws.org A struggle to halt the devastating COVID-19 pandemic requires a political break with the union bureaucracy and its petty-bourgeois pseudo-left allies.

teleSUR- lvm -HIM (2022-01-20). Reportan mayor pérdida de selva amazónica en Brasil en 2021. telesurtv.net El Gobierno de Jair Bolsonaro ha debilitado las políticas de fiscalización ambiental desde que asumió el cargo en 2019, dijo el MAB.

WSWS (2022-01-20). Students in Austria strike against government's herd immunity policies. wsws.org In more than 100 schools across the country, pupils went on strike Tuesday against the homicidal herd immunity policies of the conservative Austrian Peoples Party (àñVP) and Green Party coalition government.

_____ (2022-01-20). After Year One, Climate Group Says Biden 'Failing Us'. commondreams.org "A reminder," offered one political observer, "the idea that there was enough fraud in the 2020 election to warrant this kind of proposal is a massive lie."

ecns.cn (2022-01-20). Chinese employee in Tonga recounts moments of fear after volcanic eruption. ecns.cn "A volcanic mushroom plume rapidly built up and sprawled across the sky seconds after an extraordinary blast rumbled our ears to deaf," a Chinese employee working in Tonga said.

WSWS (2022-01-20). "Our literal lives are at stake!": Students, teachers and parents back striking students in Oakland, California. wsws.org In opposition to unsafe schools amid the ongoing Omicron surge, students, teachers and parents issued statements of support for striking students in Oakland.

WSWS (2022-01-20). Modi pledges to defend financial oligarchy's profits as Omicron tsunami rips through India. wsws.org Modi has made clear that his policy, like that of capitalist governments across the world, is to allow the coronavirus to spread throughout the population.

teleSUR, SH- JDO, JL (2022-01-20). Cierran colegios electorales en Barbados. telesurtv.net De acuerdo a las autoridades nacionales, la jornada contó con buena afluencia de votantes.

United We Dream (2022-01-20). Thursday 1/20: Call to Action: Twitter Storm Demanding Immigrant Rights w/ United We Dream. indybay.org Online action for immigrant rights…

Jorg Muller-Muralt (2022-01-20). Education neoliberalism disguised as social policy. indybay.org The share of the workforce with a college, university or technical college education is rising. The ever-increasing demands on skilled workers and the needs of the labor market are also driving up the cost of education. It is right and necessary to ask questions about financing and affordability.

teleSUR -HIM (2022-01-20). Irán y Rusia fortalecen cooperación y buscan seguridad regional. telesurtv.net El mandatario persa destacó que la alianza con Rusia puede contribuir a fortalecer mecanismos de paz y estabilidad regional.

WSWS (2022-01-20). Massive explosion and fire in the Bronx kills one and injures at least eight. wsws.org The fire Tuesday morning was the second such tragedy in just over a week in the poorest borough of New York City.

Editor2 (2022-01-20). Alicia Jrapko and the Future of Resumen Latinoamericano in English. orinocotribune.com By Bill Hackwell — Jan 13, 2022 | Two days ago, I lost my life partner Alicia Jrapko, founding editor of Resumen in English. She fought a long battle with cancer with the same determination that characterized her life. Her family and I will carry the sadness of her premature departure forever, but we will also be better for the inspiration she left in each of us both, individually and collectively. If you read the beautiful statement we published yesterday, by Graciela Ramirez, editor of Cuba En Resumen, and Gerardo Hernandez, one of the Cuban 5, you will get a picture of Alicia's full life that, succinctly…

WSWS (2022-01-20). UK: Bus workers at First Manchester strike against pay restraint. wsws.org First Manchester bus workers should draw the lessons from the long list of disputes sabotaged by Unite.

sputniknews (2022-01-20). Brooklyn Woman Yells at Jewish Kids 'Hitler Should Have Killed You All', Spits on 8-Year Old Boy. sputniknews.com A nearby surveillance camera had captured the moment an unidentified woman walked up to three Jewish children playing in the street in Brooklyn, New York, and spewed her invective at them.

Ben Norton (2022-01-20). Spain's Spy Agency Backed 2017 'ISIS' Attacks to 'Scare' Catalonia Before Independence Referendum. orinocotribune.com By Benjamin Norton — Jan 17, 2022 | Spain's ex police chief said the National Intelligence Center (CNI) facilitated 2017 "ISIS" attacks to "scare" Catalonia before an independence vote. The leader of the terror cell was a CNI informant. | A blockbuster story is rocking Spanish politics: The former commissioner of Spain's national police has testified in court that the country's top spy agency facilitated 2017 terror attacks claimed by ISIS, in order to "scare" the region of Catalonia mere days before an independence referendum. | 16 civilians were killed in the attacks, and more than 150 were injured. | The…

WSWS (2022-01-20). Historian Jack Rakove on American history writing and the falsifications of the 1619 Project and its defenders. wsws.org Professor Jack Rakove is a leading scholar of the American Revolution and the framing of the Constitution.

_____ (2022-01-20). The Old Black Magic Just Ain't What It Used to Be. strategic-culture.org It is 2022 and regime change formulas don't work, color revolutionary magic which worked for decades doesn't work and even expanding old-school military hardware around the troublesome Eurasian nations of the multipolar alliance no longer works. | The old magic doesn't work the way it used to for the ghouls in Washington, London and Brussels. | It used to be so easy to wave that old wand and watch a troublesome president have his brains blown out on live TV or suffer a violent coup. | There were a thousand and one ways to eliminate a pesky nationalist politician which had been honed over the Cold War years, and…

sputniknews (2022-01-20). WHO Recommends Lifting COVID-19 Travel Restrictions Over Inefficiency, Economic Harm. sputniknews.com MOSCOW (Sputnik) – The World Health Organisation (WHO) has urged nations around the world to lift or ease COVID-19 travel restrictions, saying they have proven to be of little public health value but detrimental for economic growth.

Brittani Banks (2022-01-20). Morocco Drives a War in Western Sahara for Its Phosphates. independentmediainstitute.org In November 2020, the Moroccan government sent its military to the Guerguerat area, a buffer zone between the territory claimed by the Kingdom of Morocco and the Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic (SADR). The Guerguerat border post is at the very southern edge of Western Sahara along the road that goes to Mauritania. The presence of …

teleSUR- jaa -HIM (2022-01-20). Perú exige a empresa española resarcir daños por derrame de crudo. telesurtv.net Según se detalló, el derrame ha afectado cerca de 18.000 metros cuadrados de mar.

posted by Norse (2022-01-20). Food Not Bombs Faces New Eviction Threat. indybay.org Food Not Bombs volunteers and those eating with them could be arrested and our equipment stolen by the property speculators on Thursday, January 20, 2022 at 5 PM.from their new location next to University Copy at Cathcart & Pacific. | Their storage area near India Joze is also under threat of seizure.

_____ (2022-01-20). Why Pay Less? The U.S. Strategy for Vaccinating the World. strategic-culture.org By Dean BAKER | Earlier this month, Dr. Peter Hotez What makes this development so important is that Ho…

Slingshot collective (2022-01-20). Sunday 2/6: Slingshot new volunteer meeting / article brainstorm for issue #135. indybay.org Long Haul infoshop – 3124 Shattuck Ave. Berkeley, CA 94705 – 510 540 0751 – 2 blocks from Ashby BART – corner of Shattuck and Woolsey across from La Pena…

teleSUR- jaa, JL (2022-01-20). Reino Unido anuncia fin de uso obligatorio de mascarilla. telesurtv.net El premier británico confirmó que la cuarentena para los positivos a Covid-19 se mantendrá, aunque su idea es retirar también esta medida en un futuro.

WSWS (2022-01-20). Workers Struggles: Europe, Middle East & Africa. wsws.org Romanian transport workers in wildcat strike against pay cuts joined by striking teachers and public sector workers over same issue; workers at Fiat Plastic in Kragujevac, Serbia, form own union and continue year-long indefinite strike against pay cuts; teachers protest across Iran over pay and conditions in 50 cities including Tehran; 5,000 South African dairy workers continue nine-week strike over attacks on pay and conditions, other workers threaten to join action…

Staff (2022-01-20). Investigadores advierten que la contaminación química superó el "límite seguro" para la vida en la Tierra (+ Video). cubadebate.cu Un equipo internacional de investigadores publicó recientemente un estudio en la revista Environmental Science & Technology, en el que advierten que los niveles de contaminación química del planeta ya provocan le desestabilización de los ecosistemas y, por lo tanto, constituyen una grave amenaza para los humanos y el resto de seres vivos.

ecns.cn (2022-01-20). China's high-resolution multi-mode imaging satellite put into use. ecns.cn China's high-resolution multi-mode imaging satellite has been officially put into use, according to the China National Space Administration Thursday.

sputniknews (2022-01-20). 'Stop Using Tigers as Props': Furious Netizens Slam Gucci for Featuring Tigers in New Campaign. sputniknews.com To celebrate the Chinese Year of the Tiger, Gucci, the Italian haute couture brand, has launched a range of collections and shared a new campaign showcasing models posing with the big cats. Throughout this campaign, Gucci took on a new initiative to raise funds to protect the species and their habitats in collaboration with The Lion's Share Fund.

WSWS (2022-01-20). The global media's latest anti-China salvo: "Won't somebody please think of the hamsters?" wsws.org The world is in the grip of preventable mass death, and the mainstream media find cause of outrage in the culling of infected hamsters, which it has called the "latest sacrifice in China's attempt to hold fortress COVID-zero."

Jack Thomas (2022-01-20). GRAM report: Antimicrobial resistance involved in five million deaths. healtheuropa.eu In a truly harrowing development, the highly-anticipated GRAM report has shockingly revealed that 1.2 million deaths were directly caused by antimicrobial resistance (AMR) in 2019, with antimicrobial-resistant infections playing a significant role in an additional 4.95 million deaths. The astounding statistics position antimicrobial resistance as a leading cause of death globally, surpassing the deaths caused …

teleSUR, JL (2022-01-20). Denuncian octava masacre en Colombia durante el 2022. telesurtv.net Además de las masacres, en tan solo 19 días del presente año se han asesinado a seis líderes sociales.

teleSUR, yart, JDO (2022-01-20). Policía de Israel ataca casa de familia palestina en Jerusalén. telesurtv.net El Canciller palestino llamó a la comunidad internacional a detener el actuar impune de Israel contra sus ciudadanos.

Candice Bernd (2022-01-20). Nursing Unions Say For-Profit Health Care Is Driving Omicron Staffing Crisis. zcomm.org "We need our employers and our elected officials at the federal state and local levels to give us protections based on science, not just what's good for business."

_____ (2022-01-20). Biden Criticized for Ignoring Question on Student Debt Promise. commondreams.org FBI agents appeared to launch an investigation at Rep. Henry Cuellar's home hours after Democratic leader Steny Hoyer endorsed the congressman.

sputniknews (2022-01-20). Havana Syndrome Not Result of Deliberate Campaign by Hostile Country, CIA Interim Finding Says. sputniknews.com WASHINGTON (Sputnik) – The US Central Intelligence Agency says it does not consider Havana syndrome to be the result of a deliberate global campaign by any hostile power, while allowing the possibility of foreign involvement in some cases, according to an interim assessment.

Monet Bailey (2022-01-20). SCOPE 2021: Prioritising osteoporosis and fracture prevention in Europe. healtheuropa.eu Professor John A. Kanis, Honorary President of the International Osteoporosis Foundation and lead author of 'SCOPE 2021: a new scorecard for osteoporosis in Europe' discusses the new report which reveals the immense burden of osteoporosis and compares service provision and uptake across Europe. In 2019, an estimated 32 million people aged over 50 in Europe …

David Swanson (2022-01-20). Audio: Roots Action Creates Foreign Policy Primer for Congressional Candidates. warisacrime.org By Hudson Mohawk Radio Network, January 19, 2022 Roots Action has compiled a primer for U.S. Congressional candidates on Foreign Policy. David Swanson of Roots Action and World Beyond War notes that many Congressional candidates don't have a foreign policy agenda, and if they do, they often follow the lead of the military-industrial complex which …

TASS (2022-01-20). Biden admits possible agreement with Moscow on non-deploying strategic weapons in Kiev. tass.com The relevant reciprocal steps would be expected from Moscow, Biden said…

TASS (2022-01-20). Kiev's interests can serve as compromise for US and Russia in terms of security – expert. tass.com Head of the Ukrainian Institute of Politics Ruslan Bortnik believes that Blinken and the Ukrainian leadership also addressed certain proposals relating to the implementation of the Minsk agreements…

teleSUR -mcs -HIM (2022-01-20). Italia reporta otros 380 fallecidos por Covid-19 en un día. telesurtv.net Las autoridades sanitarias indican que la mayor cifra de contagios se reporta en Lombardía.

sputniknews (2022-01-20). Two Men Arrested in UK Over Texas Synagogue Hostage-Taking. sputniknews.com LONDON (Sputnik) – Two men were arrested on Thursday in Manchester and Birmingham as part of an ongoing investigation into the attack on a Texas synagogue by a British national who held four people hostage for several hours before he was shot dead by the police, the UK counter-terror police have announced.

sputniknews (2022-01-20). Cup Of Aromatic Coffee May Help Fight Cancer, Shows Review. sputniknews.com Earlier studies have revealed that coffee enthusiasts may enjoy a number of potential benefits from their favoured beverage, such as boosted digestion and a protective effect against gallstones.

teleSUR, JL (2022-01-20). Denuncian asesinatos de dos líderes sociales en Antioquia y Chocó. telesurtv.net Indepaz detalla que en apenas 19 días del 2022, Colombia registra seis líderes sociales asesinados y seis masacres perpetradas.

ecns.cn (2022-01-20). China's grain and agricultural production hits record high in 2021. ecns.cn China's grain and agricultural production had a bumper harvest in 2021, with grain output hitting a record high 1,365.7 billion jin (682.85 billion kilograms): Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs.

ecns.cn (2022-01-20). China repels U.S. maritime intrusion in South China Sea. ecns.cn China repelled a U.S. destroyer on Thursday after it trespassed in territorial waters surrounding the Xisha Islands in the South China Sea without Chinese government approval.

Revolution Club, Bay Area (2022-01-20). Saturday 1/22: Break all the Chains, Unleash the Fury of Women as a Mighty Force for Revolution! indybay.org Powell and Market Streets, San Francisco…

teleSUR, MER (2022-01-20). 7 frases de Yasser Arafat que enaltecen la lucha palestina. telesurtv.net Yasser Arafat fue elegido el 20 de enero de 1996 presidente de la Autoridad Nacional Palestina, con el 87 por ciento de los votos.

_____ (2022-01-20). Israel Violates Geneva Convention (Again) With Home Demolition in Occupied East Jerusalem. commondreams.org Peace cannot be found if the U.S. relies on the self-righteous assertion of principles that our government refuses to apply to itself.

Robert Weissman (2022-01-20). Rein in Runaway Pentagon Spending. zcomm.org The Pentagon's budget takes up roughly 50% of the nation's annual discretionary spending…

Monet Bailey (2022-01-20). Broadening the scope of respiratory infection control. healtheuropa.eu Marinomed's CSO, Dr Eva Prieschl-Grassauer explains how Carragelose can offer an extra line of defence against respiratory infection, including coronaviruses and support infection control. From social distancing to wearing masks, there is now a range of infection control measures that many of us are adhering to in our daily lives to mitigate the risk of …

teleSUR-mcs, JL (2022-01-20). Casa de las Américas realizará acto presencial del Premio Literario. telesurtv.net El concurso literario se efectuará con estricto cumplimiento de las medidas sanitarias en la capital cubana de La Habana.

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2022-01-19: News Headlines

rebekah (2022-01-19). Report: Taxing the World's Richest Would Raise US $2.52 Trillion a Year. inequality.org

Ann Garrison (2022-01-19). Did WHO chief Tedros violate UN rules to advance TPLF interests in Ethiopia? thegrayzone.com 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 have come to light …

WSWS (2022-01-19). King Soopers strike enters second week as company seeks restraining order against strikers. wsws.org King Soopers has filed for a restraining order against striking workers, citing unproven allegations that workers have threatened and harassed customers.

WSWS (2022-01-19). COVID-positive health care workers in Washington state told to work while symptomatic. wsws.org A memo by MultiCare Health Systems modified its COVID-19 safety protocols to state that "some staff may return to work even if they are experiencing mild symptoms."

_____ (2022-01-19). China and the Unrest in Kazakhstan. journal-neo.org Recent developments in Kazakhstan have attracted widespread attention. For a while they have been the main discussion point of the entire global community. This is understandable, since Kazakhstan is the largest country in Central Asia, a region that has a significant impact on the developments in the larger Indo-Pacific region, that has already overtaken the …

Zahra Mirzafarjouyan (2022-01-19). US must abandon plans to supply arms to Ukraine. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jan. 19 (MNA) — The United States should reaffirm its interest in the diplomatic resolution of tensions around Ukraine by refusing to supply weapons to Kiev, the Russian Embassy in Washington said in a statement…

Rick Rozoff (2022-01-19). Incoming Pentagon fury: we should have armed Ukraine for war eight years ago. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com Amid Russia crisis, Pentagon nominee criticizes Obama response to Crimea A top Pentagon pick for President Joe Biden has criticized the Obama administration's response to Russia's 2014 annexation of Crimea from Ukraine as "too slow and too incremental," at her confirmation hearing Thursday. GOP and Democratic members of the Senate Armed Services Committee grilled Celeste …

Rick Rozoff (2022-01-19). Secret senior State Department official: Russia could invade Ukraine through Belarus. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com Though why it would go through a third country is anybody's guess. A Senior State Department Official on the Secretary's Upcoming Travel to Ukraine and Germany Moderator: [T]his briefing today is on background with a senior State Department official who will discuss Secretary Blinken's upcoming trip to Kyiv, Berlin, and an additional stop that has …

WSWS (2022-01-19). Nearly 1 million US children were infected with COVID-19 last week. wsws.org In the wake of school reopenings following the winter break in the US, child COVID-19 cases have risen dramatically, while the cumulative child deaths now stand at 1,127.

Morteza Ahmadi Al Hashem (2022-01-19). Saudi fighter jets heavily bomb Yemen's Sanaa Intl. Airport. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jan. 19 (MNA) — Fighter jets of Saudi-led coalition launched the heaviest airstrikes on Sanaa International Airport in Yemen on Wednesday.

Tanya Wadhwa (2022-01-19). Salvadorans commemorate 30th anniversary of peace accords. peoplesdispatch.org January 16 marked 30 years since the signing of peace accords between the government of El Salvador and the Farabundo Martí National Liberation Front (FMLN) guerilla group, ending 12 years of civil war. The Chapultepec peace accords paved the way for a transition to democracy after decades of military administrations. | This past Sunday, citizens from across the country traveled to the capital, San Salvador, to commemorate the 30th anniversary of the historic agreements, despite the attempts by the far-right government of president Nayib Bukele to discredit the peace agreements and prevent the celebrations. In th…

_____ (2022-01-19). There Must Be a Response to the Risk of Biological Catastrophe Posed by US Military Laboratories. journal-neo.org In light of the civil disturbances which have swept across Kazakhstan, the risk of a biological catastrophe is growing because of secret US military laboratories in regions of Central Asia and the South Caucasus, which are potentially susceptible to sociopolitical unrest. Aside from the fact that the USA's development of delayed-action bioweapons in Kazakhstan is …

WSWS (2022-01-19). Winter storm wreaks havoc across Southeastern US. wsws.org Snowstorms and tornadoes blasted through the southeast region over the weekend, leaving dozens of homes destroyed and hundreds of thousands without power in several states, including Florida, the Carolinas and Georgia.

Natalia Marques (2022-01-19). US Senate poised to strike down voting rights legislation a day after commemoration of MLK. peoplesdispatch.org Democratic Senator Kyrsten Sinema has dealt what many view as a deadly blow to proposed voting rights legislation in the United States. Last Thursday, Sinema

Deliver for Voting Rights (2022-01-19). Monday 1/17: MLK Day Deliver for Voting Rights Rally in Washington D. C. (livestream). indybay.org Online via livestream…

Fight Back (2022-01-19). Chicago: Community and labor organizations mobilize for voting rights. fightbacknews.org Chicago, IL – On Martin Luther King Jr Day, January 17, the family of Dr. King led a march for voting rights across Frederick Douglass bridge in Washington DC. At the same time, a coalition of over a dozen community organizations and labor unions organized a caravan of over 100 cars up King Drive in Chicago for the same purpose. Activists in both cities and across the country have voiced their support of the Freedom to Vote Act and the John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement (JLVRA) Act. | In a statement on the National Alliance Against Racist and Political Repression website, NAARPR executive director Frank Chapman…

Deliver For Voting Rights (2022-01-19). Monday 1/17: MLK Day Peace Walk for Voting Rights in Washington D.C. w/ King Family (livestream). indybay.org Livestream of D.C. Voting Rights Event (recording to be available)…

Morteza Ahmadi Al Hashem (2022-01-19). Iran's Army naval fleet fulfilling mission in Red Sea: cmdr. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jan. 19 (MNA) — Deputy Commander of Army Navy said that Iran's Army 79th Naval Fleet, consisting of Makran helicopter carrier and overhauled destroyer called "Bayandor" are present in Red Sea, escorting Iranian tankers along specified route.

Staff (2022-01-19). Iranian President arrives in Moscow. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jan. 19 (MNA) — The Iranian President Ebrahim Raeisi arrived in Moscow a few minutes ago to meet with his Russian counterpart and was welcomed by senior Russian officials.

Zahra Mirzafarjouyan (2022-01-19). Iran-Russia interaction to create security in region. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jan. 19 (MNA) — Iran-Russia relations will prevent unilateralism in the world and create security in the region, said Iranian President Ebrahim Raeisi before leaving for the Russian capital of Moscow on Wednesday.

Staff (2022-01-19). Magnitude 4.4 earthquake shakes southwestern Iran. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jan. 19 (MNA) — An earthquake measuring 4.4 on the Richter scale struck near Choram county in the Iranian province of Kohgiluyeh and Boyer-Ahmad on Wednesday morning.

Peoples Dispatch (2022-01-19). Civil society and rights groups raise concern over rising state repression in Tunisia. peoplesdispatch.org In a press conference Tuesday, the groups expressed alarm over the rapidly declining status of human rights and civil liberties in the country, days after security forces violently attacked anti-government protesters and made dozens of arrests…

Peoples Dispatch (2022-01-19). Israeli forces demolish Palestinian a house in Sheikh Jarrah, arrest family members. peoplesdispatch.org The Salhiya family house was demolished early in the morning of Wednesday by Israeli security forces who also took over 20 people into custody. On Monday, the family members had thwarted a similar attempt by climbing on the roof and threatening to burn it down…

Pavan Kulkarni (2022-01-19). Seven more killed and over a hundred wounded as anti-coup protests continue in Sudan. peoplesdispatch.org More than a hundred others have been injured by bullets as well as by tear gas canisters and stun grenades fired directly at the bodies of the protesters in the three cities of Khartoum state…

C.J. Hopkins (2022-01-19). The Last Days of the Covidian Cult. dissidentvoice.org This isn't going to be pretty, folks. The downfall of a death cult rarely is. There is going to be wailing and gnashing of teeth, incoherent fanatical jabbering, mass deleting of embarrassing tweets. There's going to be a veritable tsunami of desperate rationalizing, strenuous denying, shameless blame-shifting, and other forms of ass-covering, as suddenly former …

David Cronin (2022-01-19). How Hungary's man in Brussels enabled lies about Palestinian school books. electronicintifada.net Olivér Várhelyi fails to correct false claims by lobbyists.

Congresswoman Barbara Lee (2022-01-19). Tuesday 1/18: Racial Healing for Justice: Reparations and Transformation hosted by Rep. Barbara Lee. indybay.org Online event…

Staff (2022-01-19). Cuba podría estar en el pico de la actual ola de contagios. cubadebate.cu Expertos cubanos consideran que el país está controlando la epidemia de la COVID-19 y que ha entrado en una meseta de casos diarios para empezar a descender en las próximas semanas, según se dio a conocer en reunión con el Presidente de la República.

WSWS (2022-01-19). Seattle-area concrete workers strike enters third month. wsws.org Across the metro area of Seattle, Washington, 330 concrete workers are striking for better wages and retirement benefits.

William Briggs (2022-01-19). Sub-Saharan Africa and the degeneration of capitalism. greenleft.org.au Africa ought to be the richest continent on Earth. Its natural resources alone make this a fact and yet it remains oppressed and prey to exploitation. William Briggs explains why.

Staff (2022-01-19). Police send 'emergency alert' for Joker's car roaming Gotham City. rt.com The villainous Joker's car was spotted on the streets of Gotham City this week, according to an alert sent out in Missouri | The Missouri State Highway Patrol says a Gotham City emergency alert for Batman villain 'the Joker' was issued in error. | Missouri authorities accidentally issued an emergency alert for Batman villain the Joker this week, warning that the fictional killer's purple and green car had been spotted in Gotham City. | "Emergency Alert: Gotham City MO purple/green 1978 Dodge 3700 GT UKIDME," read the alert, which was sent out to Americans in the state of Missouri on Tuesday. | Many locals took…

WSWS (2022-01-19). Australian teacher unions collaborate with school reopening drive amid record COVID infections. wsws.org The refusal of the union bureaucracy to defend the basic rights of teachers and school workers has never been as stark as it is now.

Morteza Ahmadi Al Hashem (2022-01-19). Iran's exports to ECO member states up 52% in 9 months: IRICA. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jan. 19 (MNA) — Spokesman for Islamic Republic of Iran Customs Administration (IRICA) said that country's exports of products to Economic Cooperation Organization (ECO)'s member states registered a 52 percent growth in current year.

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

WSWS (2022-01-19). Oxfam report reveals malignant dependency of the pandemic on capitalist inequality. wsws.org The Oxfam report "Inequality Kills," published on Monday, exposes the connection between the wealth accumulation of the billionaire elite and the deadly impact of the pandemic on masses of people internationally over the past two years.

Staff (2022-01-19). South Korean, US diplomats discuss Iran. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jan. 19 (MNA) — South Korea's Vice Foreign Minister Choi Jong-Kun and his American counterpart Wendy Sherman discussed a range of issues, including Iran.

Ian Ellis-Jones (2022-01-19). Guantanamo: US condemned for human rights abuses on Cuban soil. greenleft.org.au According to a new UN Human Rights Council report, the worst human rights violations on Cuban soil take place at the hands of United States agents at the US Guantánamo Bay prison in Cuba's easternmost province, reports Ian Ellis-Jones.

WSWS (2022-01-19). UK social care driven to the point of collapse by Omicron wave. wsws.org A total of 122 care home operators in England declared a "red alert" due to staffing shortages last week, with 13,500 workers off with COVID.

WSWS (2022-01-19). Amid record deaths Australian prime minister declares "we should not fear" Omicron. wsws.org The country has recorded 604 deaths from the virus, more than 21 percent of the total since the start of the pandemic, in just the first 19 days of this year.

Markela Panegyres (2022-01-19). Free RATs not expensive tanks! greenleft.org.au The Prime Minister refuses to provide free Rapid Antigen Tests, instead blowing billions of dollars on tanks and other offensive military equipment. Markela Panegyres reports.

WSWS (2022-01-19). January 6 Committee announces new subpoenas targeting Giuliani and other Trump coup lawyers. wsws.org Following Trump's November 2020 defeat, the far-right lawyers propagated his bogus claims of election fraud while helping orchestrate his legal and extra-legal efforts to remain in power.

Staff (2022-01-19). Astronomers complain about SpaceX satellites. rt.com Nearly one in five twilight astronomical photos now contain bright streaks caused by low orbit satellites | SpaceX's 'Starlink' satellites are polluting orbit and could result in near-Earth asteroids avoiding detection, study says. | A recent study has warned that the rise in commercial satellites from companies such as SpaceX is polluting the low orbit and affecting astronomical photographs, which could leave Earth more prone to deadly asteroids. | The

Roger D. Harris (2022-01-19). Seven Myths about the January 6th Capitol Building Incident. dissidentvoice.org After over a year of incessant publicity, the Capitol building incident of January 6, 2021, has taken on mythic proportions. While all myths are prone to hyperbole, not all are entirely false as the following accounting relates. 1. January 6 was an attempted coup According to Noam Chomsky: "That it was an attempted coup is …

Staff (2022-01-19). Iran can be partner of choice for Arab allies of US. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jan. 19 (MNA) — With the US withdrawing militarily from the region, Iran is best positioned to become the fulcrum of any security cooperation between the countries of the West Asia region.

Angela Carr (2022-01-19). We need to step up the fight against inequality. greenleft.org.au Angela Carr is a union delegate, community services worker, housing justice campaigner and a Socialist Alliance candidate for the Victorian Senate. She says collectivist, socialist solutions are needed for the multiple crises we face.

Staff (2022-01-19). Cuba reconoce aporte de científicos con Orden Carlos J. Finlay. cubadebate.cu Cuba reconoció hoy con la orden Carlos J. Finlay, máxima condecoración que otorga el Consejo de Ministros, a 50 investigadores nacionales, tres entidades y tres extranjeros por su contribución a la humanidad. Cuba estableció la Orden Carlos J. Finlay el 21 de enero de 1928 para estimular a científicos, físicos y funcionarios (nacionales y extranjeros) por excepcionales méritos en la esfera de la salud pública y el bienestar social.

Morteza Ahmadi Al Hashem (2022-01-19). Briefing on Iran's daily developments. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jan. 19 (MNA) — The following are the Islamic Republic of Iran's latest developments in the last 24 hours.

Staff (2022-01-19). Más de 1 400 mipymes en Cuba: øCómo avanza el desarrollo de los nuevos actores económicos? cubadebate.cu El 29 de septiembre del año pasado serían autorizadas por el MEP las primeras 35 mipymes en Cuba. Hoy ya suman 1 449 microempresas privadas y estatales. øCómo marcha el proceso de creación de los nuevos actores económicos? øCómo son los vínculos con las empresas estatales? øQué se debe mejorar? Para responder estas y otras interrogantes comparecieron en la Mesa Redonda la viceministra de Economía y Planificación, una directiva del Ministerio de Justicia, y dos emprendedores.

Staff (2022-01-19). Tech giant predicts 'malware' chaos. rt.com Apple says proposed antitrust laws would force it to allow 'sideloading' on iPhones | Having to sideload apps would pose a security risk to iPhone users, Apple warned as rivals and lawmakers push antitrust measures. | "The bills put consumers in harm's way because of the real risk of privacy and security breaches," Apple's senior director of government affairs, Timothy Powderly, wrote in a letter to the Senate Justice Committee, according to CNBC. If Apple is forced to enable "sideloading," Powderly added, "millions of Americans will likely suffer malware attacks on their phones that would otherwise have been…

Michael Lyon (2022-01-19). Tuesday 1/18: Opportunities and Dangers for Medicare and Guaranteed Healthcare in California. indybay.org Zoom info: us02web.zoom.us/j/2880330680?pwd=VXlSdVB…. ID 288 033 0680 Password 131457. Phone in at 1-669 900 9128, then punch in 288 033 0680 and #, then 131457 and punch # again.

posted by Norse (2022-01-19). Food Not Bombs Faces New Eviction Threat. indybay.org Food Not Bombs volunteers and those eating with them could be arrested and our equipment stolen by the property speculators on Thursday, January 20, 2022 at 5 PM.from their new location next to University Copy at Cathcart & Pacific. | Their storage area near India Joze is also under threat of seizure.

Direct Action Everywhere (2022-01-19). Saturday 1/22: Meetup: What to do if You Find an Injured or Lost Animal. indybay.org Where: ONLINE on Zoom! Link: dxe.io/meetupzoom…

WSWS (2022-01-19). Anger, grief among autoworkers following COVID death of young Chicago Ford worker. wsws.org Workers who spoke out placed the blame of Caleb Dye's death on the unions, the auto companies and the profit system.

Staff (2022-01-19). Olympic stars given makeshift phones amid fears of China spying. rt.com Security experts have warned of a 'devastating' security flaw and potential for surveillance | British athletes have been offered temporary phones and their Team USA rivals have reportedly been told to use burner devices ahead of the Beijing Olympics, acting after investigations suggested the mandated Games app is not safe. | All attendees of the Games, which take place from February 4-20 2022, are required to submit their health status to the app, which internet experts say is at serious risk of data breaches and may have a list of censored terms including references to Chinese people, Muslims, Jews and the h…

Staff (2022-01-19). Osos polares "conquistan" una isla abandonada (+ Fotos). cubadebate.cu En la pequeña isla de Kolyuchin, situada en el mar de Chukchi, una zona remota del àÅrtico ruso, vive una comunidad adorable de osos polares que están prosperando entre las abandonadas edificaciones que quedan en el territorio, pertenecientes a una antigua estación meteorológica.

Haymarket Books (2022-01-19). Wednesday 1/19: US Labor on the Move: The Union Labor Fights Ahead in 2022. indybay.org Online event…

Lyynda Carson (2022-01-19). Internal peek into Oath Keepers after Jan. 6 attack on Capitol Building. indybay.org Mugshot of Elmer Stewart Rhodes founder of the Oath Keepers:…

WSWS (2022-01-19). Hundreds of students walk out across Manitoba to protest unsafe schools. wsws.org The demands being advanced by the students are an option to enroll in remote learning along with the provision of N95 masks and rapid antigen tests. They are also calling for students to be given immediate access to booster shots and the right to be notified when there is a case reported in their school.

WSWS (2022-01-19). Inquest evidence exposes COVID disaster at Australian aged care facility. wsws.org Witnesses provide damning testimony of the tragedy at St Basil's Homes for the Aged in Melbourne in 2020, where 50 residents died due to infection and neglect.

WSWS (2022-01-19). Workers reveal COVID-19 infections at Australia Post. wsws.org "The week before I tested positive, four drivers in my team were out sick or were covering for sick workers in other areas."

Zahra Mirzafarjouyan (2022-01-19). 1 killed, 9 inured in row house blast, fire in NY's Bronx. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jan. 19 (MNA) — An explosion and fire gutted a row house in New York City's Bronx borough on Tuesday, killing at least one person and injuring nine, including five police officers, the city fire department said.

AAUW of Los Altos (2022-01-19). Saturday 1/22: Roe v Wade 49th Anniversary Rally w/ American Association of University Women. indybay.org Virtual event – join from anywhere…

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

WSWS (2022-01-19). Michigan K-12 schools see 74 new COVID-19 outbreaks as opposition to in-person learning builds. wsws.org Just weeks into a new school semester, the return to in-person learning K-12 is fostering an explosive surge of the Omicron variant of COVID-19 across the state of Michigan.

WSWS (2022-01-19). Further slowdown in Chinese growth. wsws.org Signs of nervousness in ruling circles are evident in the People's Bank of China's decision to cut a key lending rate for the first time since April 2020 at the start of the pandemic.

Jacob Andrewartha (2022-01-19). Socialist Alliance 16th conference discusses collective pandemic response. greenleft.org.au Delegates and members across Australia took part in the 16th National Conference of the Socialist Alliance on January 15-16. Jacob Andrewartha reports.

Staff (2022-01-19). Las 3 del día: Resumen noticioso de este 18 de enero (+ Podcast). cubadebate.cu Como en cada jornada estamos en el podcast "Las 3 del día" con un resumen de lo que ha sucedido en las últimas 24 horas. Conecta tus audífonos o escúchanos en altavoz. Hoy hablamos del frente frío que afecta al país, de cuándo estamos en presencia de una tormenta local severa, del aumento de casos positivos a la COVID-19 en Cuba y de la venidera consulta popular del Código de las Familias.

Party for Socialism & Liberation (2022-01-19). Friday 1/21: Virtual Forum: The Crisis in SF Public Education. indybay.org Virtual event. Register here…

WSWS (2022-01-19). UK: Johnson government suffers defeats in Lords over Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill amendments, but core threat remains. wsws.org The Tories' defeat will be short lived. The government can overturn the Lords votes against the amendments in the House of Commons.

Zahra Mirzafarjouyan (2022-01-19). Biden's first-year approval rating at 48.9%. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jan. 19 (MNA) — US President Biden's first-year average approval rating was 48.9 percent, according to Gallup, which ranked lower than many other presidents but remained higher than his predecessor, former President Trump.

WSWS (2022-01-19). Over 1,000 Teck Resources copper miners in British Columbia voting on wage-cutting contract proposal. wsws.org The miners are in a powerful position to demand and win major real-terms pay increases, but their struggle is being hamstrung and sabotaged by the United Steelworkers, which has forced workers to continue on the job without a contract since September.

Binoy Kampmark (2022-01-19). One Drinks Party Too Many: Boris Johnson and Breaching Lockdowns. dissidentvoice.org It might not be quite within the bounds of good taste to compare military calculations of a bridge too far — the title used in Cornelius Ryan's work on the disastrous Allied airborne operation during the Second World War — with the latest foolish, mendacious and buffoonish efforts of UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson, but …

United We Dream (2022-01-19). Thursday 1/20: Call to Action: Twitter Storm Demanding Immigrant Rights w/ United We Dream. indybay.org Online action for immigrant rights…

WSWS (2022-01-19). The Lost Daughter and the challenges of motherhood. wsws.org Maggie Gyllenhaal shows talent as a director and storyteller, but the ideas behind the film are confused.

WSWS (2022-01-19). David O'Sullivan's preliminary hearing held at Watford Employment Tribunal. wsws.org O'Sullivan said, "This case goes to the heart of what rights employees have to protect themselves in the pandemic, and how far they can go in pursuing those rights."

Haymarket Books (2022-01-19). Tuesday 1/18: Understanding E-Carceration: Punitive Survelliance & Carceral Technologies. indybay.org Online event…

Labor Video Project (2022-01-19). Clover & The Class War In South Africa With GIWUSA President Mametlwe Sebei. indybay.org Five thousand workers at the Clover Dairy company in South Africa are fighting an Israeli billionaire family the Wertheim's who have taken over the company and have cut wages and threatened thousands of layoffs. South African unions are calling for an international day of solidarity at all Israeli consulates and embassies, South African embassies and consulates and all franchises of Coca-Cola…

Zahra Mirzafarjouyan (2022-01-19). Front pages of Iran's English dailies on January 19. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jan. 19 (MNA) — Here are the front pages of Iran's English language dailies on Wednesday, January 19.

WSWS (2022-01-19). Turkish iron miners launch wildcat strike for wages and benefits. wsws.org These nonunion miners' wildcat strike is part of an emerging international movement of workers against rising living costs and deadly pandemic policies.

Morteza Ahmadi Al Hashem (2022-01-19). Iran warns against destructive effects of terrorism in WA. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jan. 19 (MNA) — Iran's Permanent Ambassador to the United Nations warned the dire consequence of destructive effects of 'occupation' and 'terrorism' against rights of girls and women.

Nayvin Gordon (2022-01-19). U.S. COVID-19 POLICY: PRISONERS OF FEAR—THE ELDERLY, THE SICK, AND VULNERAB. indybay.org The only way out of the Covid pandemic prison is by fighting for ZERO-COVID…

WSWS (2022-01-19). Australian unions appeal to business for "COVID-safe plans" to keep a lid on working-class opposition. wsws.org Contrary to the presentation in the press, the unions are not seeking to organise strikes to demand proper health and safety measures, but to prevent the working class taking such action independently.

Revolution Club, Bay Area (2022-01-19). Saturday 1/22: Break all the Chains, Unleash the Fury of Women as a Mighty Force for Revolution! indybay.org Powell and Market Streets, San Francisco…

Sarah Hathway (2022-01-19). Omicron: As inequalities grow unions must fight back. greenleft.org.au Workers have been forced to bear the cost of the COVID-19 recession while corporations have raked in huge profits. Sarah Hathway argues that unions are in a good position to make demands on the state and bosses for protections.

Norman Solomon (2022-01-19). Ominous History in Real Time: Where We Are Now in the USA. indybay.org Choking on corporate power…

Zahra Mirzafarjouyan (2022-01-19). Explosion reported at Turkey's Kirkuk-Ceyhan Oil Pipeline. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jan. 19 (MNA) — A massive explosion hit an oil pipeline in the city of Kahramanmaras in southeastern Turkey on the border with Syria, causing a fire to break out.

Revolution Books (2022-01-19). Tuesday 1/25: The Art of Winfred Rembert: Chasing Me to My Grave: An Artist's Memoir of the Jim Crow. indybay.org Revolution Books, 2444 Durant Ave. Berkeley CA 94704…

WSWS (2022-01-19). Coronavirus infection rates in Germany reach all-time high. wsws.org The coronavirus incidence rates in Germany are higher than ever. On Monday, the seven-day incidence—cases per 100,000 people—reached a new all-time high of 553.2.

Rick Rozoff (2022-01-18). Blinken meets Zelensky in Ukraine tomorrow, NATO Quad in Berlin after. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com Blinken to meet Zelensky, Kuleba in Kyiv U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken will travel to Kyiv and Berlin from January 18-20, 2022…. *** "Secretary Blinken will begin his trip in Kyiv, Ukraine, where he will meet with President Volodymyr Zelenskyy and Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba on January 19 to reinforce the United States' commitment …

Rick Rozoff (2022-01-18). Polish Radio: Britain, Canada deploying more troops to Ukraine. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com Canada, UK send troops to Ukraine amid Russian buildup: report Canada has deployed a small contingent of special forces operators to Ukraine to assist the government in Kyiv and help deter Russian aggression, the kresy24.pl website reported, citing Canada's Global News. Earlier UK Defence Secretary Ben Wallace announced that a small contingent of British troops …

Rick Rozoff (2022-01-18). British, U.S. spy planes patrol Donbass, Crimea borders. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com British reconnaissance plane flies along demarcation line in Donbas and administrative border with Crimea Western reconnaissance planes continue to fly along the demarcation line in Donbas. Today, on January 18, a strategic reconnaissance aircraft Boeing RC-135W Rivet Joint arrived in Ukraine from Britain. An hour ago, UK Defense Journal correspondent George Allison reported his departure …

Rick Rozoff (2022-01-18). NATO plans to occupy Ukraine: Russian lower house chairman. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com NATO aims to occupy Ukraine, says Russian senior lawmaker The speculation over Moscow's alleged plans to invade Ukraine is part of an information campaign supporting NATO's advancement to Ukraine, Chairman of the Russian State Duma (lower house) Vyacheslav Volodin stated on Tuesday. "All this can be viewed as an information campaign on NATO's advancement to …

Rick Rozoff (2022-01-18). Ukraine to form over 150 "territorial defense" battalions. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com To be trained by Britain, Canada and the U.S., no doubt. Over 150 territorial defense battalions to be formed in Ukraine, each soldier to be assigned weapon — Defense Ministry As part of the deployment of the Territorial Defense System in Ukraine, more than 150 battalions will be created, each soldier of which will be …

Rick Rozoff (2022-01-18). British plane carrying military equipment to Ukraine diverted around Germany. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com Germany forbids to use its airspace to transport military aid to Ukraine British planes with military assistance were forced to fly round the territory of Germany British transport aircraft with military assistance to Ukraine had to go around the German airspace and take a longer route since Germany did not allow the use of its …

Staff (2022-01-18). Ukraine explains possible reason for Russian invasion. rt.com Moscow could use "defense of citizens" as a pretext for escalation, Ukraine's leader has claimed | Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky has sounded the alarm, saying that Russia could claim that it needs to protect its citizens in the war-torn Donbass as an excuse for military action beyond its borders. | Zelensky's office published the claim on its website on Tuesday, after a meeting between the Ukrainian leader and a group of American senators. The US lawmakers' visit was intended to reaffirm Washington's commitment to Kiev as leaders from both countries have warned that they fear an imminent Russian invas…

Rick Rozoff (2022-01-18). U.S. senators: We are in Ukraine to send clear message to Putin. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com U.S. senators: We are in Ukraine to send clear message to Putin Members of the U.S. congressional delegation arrived in Ukraine to send a clear warning to Russian President Vladimir Putin…. The senators stated this at a briefing in Kyiv on Monday, January 17…. "We want to send a message to Vladimir Putin that he …

Rick Rozoff (2022-01-18). CIA director made secret visit to Ukraine to meet president, heads of military intelligence. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com CIA head secretly visited Ukraine, met with Zelensky, — CNN US Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) Director William Burns visited Kyiv on January 12, where he met with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky as CNN reported citing sources. [L]ast Wednesday, the head of the CIA was on a visit to Ukraine. Here he met with the leadership …

Rick Rozoff (2022-01-18). Britain to deliver anti-tank weapons to Ukraine, Canada deploys special operations forces. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com UK to pass anti-tank defense systems to Ukraine Britain will deliver a new package of security systems to Ukraine to help improve its defensive capabilities…. "We have decided to provide Ukraine with lightweight anti-tank defensive weapons systems," United Kingdom Defense Secretary Ben Wallace told the House of Commons of the British Parliament. *** As we …

Rick Rozoff (2022-01-18). Leading the charge, EU's Borrell accuses Russia of integrating "occupied territories" antibellum679354512.wordpress.com Kremlin's efforts aimed at integrating occupied territories of Ukraine — Borrell Following a visit to Ukraine, including to a line of contact in the conflict zone in the country's east, EU High Representative Josep Borrell expressed concern over Russia's attempts to push the temporarily occupied Donetsk and Luhansk regions away from Ukraine and de facto …

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

Staff (2022-01-18). EU explains position on new Russia sanctions. rt.com Brussels will not impose pre-emptive measures in attempt to stop invasion of Ukraine | The EU's most senior diplomat Josep Borrell has ruled out the introduction of "preventive sanctions" against Russia over the situation in Ukraine, clarifying that any measures would only be implemented in case of an actual attack. | Borrell's comments come as tensions on the Russian frontier with Ukraine remain high and as Moscow stands accused of placing over 100,000 troops in the area in preparation for an invasion. The Kremlin has repeatedly denied these suggestions. | According to TASS, Borrell told the European Parliame…

Rick Rozoff (2022-01-18). Putin briefs strategic partner Aliyev on U.S., NATO talks. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com Putin told Aliyev about talks with US, NATO on security guarantees for Russia — Kremlin See: Ukraine, Azerbaijan sign deal to strengthen strategic partnership Russian President Vladimir Putin in a phone call with his Azeri counterpart Ilham Aliyev discussed, among other things, the situation in Ukraine and Russia's talks with the US and NATO on …

Rick Rozoff (2022-01-18). Lavrov praises Biden's Ukraine policy. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com Current US administration is more realistic about Ukraine settlement — Lavrov Cf: Biden declares national emergency: U.S. and NATO brand Russia an international pariah The current US administration is more realistic about the settlement in Ukraine, including the special status of Donbass, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said at a news conference on Tuesday. The …

Staff (2022-01-18). Former Ukrainian President Poroshenko's dramatic return to fight 'treason' charges. rt.com The case is the latest in a series of prosecutions brought against high-profile politicians | Petro Poroshenko, who served as the president of Ukraine until 2019, is facing an acrimonious criminal prosecution on a string of charges, including treason, which could see him put behind bars for more than a decade if convicted. | The former leader, who is also one of the country's wealthiest oligarchs, returned to the country on Monday to face the allegations. Poroshenko, who has amassed an estimated $1.6 billion fortune from industries such as confectionery, denies the claims and has branded the prosecution politi…

Rick Rozoff (2022-01-18). While in Kiev, Canadian FM pledged support for Ukraine's wars present and to come. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com Stefanishyna, Joly discuss strengthening military aid to Ukraine Deputy Prime Minister for European and Euro-Atlantic Integration of Ukraine Olga Stefanishyna and Canada's Foreign Affairs Minister Mélanie Joly discussed strengthening military assistance to Ukraine. "The parties discussed the issues of deterring Russia's armed aggression, supporting Ukraine's Euro-Atlantic aspirations, and cooperation between Ukraine and Canada in the …

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Kamal Iranidoost (2022-01-18). Iran, Iraq sign MoU to establish arbitration cooperation. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jan. 18 (MNA) — The Iranian and Iraqi chambers of commerce have signed an MoU to establish arbitration cooperation.

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

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

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

Kamal Iranidoost (2022-01-18). Syria will respond to Iran's loyalty: advisor to Bashar Assad. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jan. 19 (MNA) — The Syrian president's adviser described Syrian-Iranian relations as long-standing and historic, saying that Tehran stood with the Syrian government and army during the war against Syria.

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

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

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

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

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

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

In Defense of Liberation! (2022-01-18). How Does the Capitalist System Try to Take Control? anchor.fm In this episode I go into a discussion about a few different things, militarism, the use of the university in exploiting, oppressing, and brainwashing people. I talk a bit about the OSS, as well as how workaholic syndrome is used to further peoples obsession with capital accumulation even as wage workers. All of this and much more. I hope you enjoy it!! Also, please go donate to the Red Media Patreon : )…

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

Johanna Kichton (2022-01-18). People's Action Proudly Endorses Jennifer Esteen, RN for California Assembly. peoplesaction.org Contact: Derrick Crowe, 512.516.5067, press@peoplesaction.org WASHINGTON, D.C.—People's Action today announced its endorsement of Jennifer Esteen, RN for California Assembly AD20. Esteen is running a movement politics, people-powered campaign and will work to advance the People's Action People's Platform once elected. Esteen is also endorsed by People's Action affiliate, Bay Rising Action. "Jennifer Esteen, RN is the only candidate running who …

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

Maureen Clare Murphy (2022-01-18). Israel uses deadly force on both sides of Green Line. electronicintifada.net Palestinian protester dies after being run over by police tow truck.

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

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

Staff (2022-01-18). Upcoming Online Events Not to Miss. davidswanson.org January 19: VFP NYC Meeting. January 19: Foreign Policy Primer. January 22: TPNW Anniversary Events. January 29: Reducing the Threat of Nuclear War. February 19: Water Is Life. February 23: Debate: Can War Be Justified? February 24: Verses versus War. (link coming soon)…

Tamara Nassar (2022-01-18). Palestinians fight ongoing ethnic cleansing in Sheikh Jarrah. electronicintifada.net Western diplomats pretend to be helpless as their governments aid Israel's crimes.

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

Biju Negi (2022-01-18). Farmer's Movement in India: Looking at the Larger Picture. asia-pacificresearch.com

Johan Augustin (2022-01-18). In Kathmandu, a Struggle for Water Amid Worsening Floods. asia-pacificresearch.com

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

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

Edward Curtin (2022-01-18). Oliver Stone Answers his Critics. dissidentvoice.org Two of the greatest speeches ever delivered by an American president bookend this extraordinary documentary film. It opens with President John F. Kennedy giving the commencement speech at American University on June 10, 1963 and it closes with his civil rights speech to the American people the following day. It is a deft artistic touch …

Rick Rozoff (2022-01-18). Official: NATO buildup makes Belarus-Russia combat readiness drills more necessary. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com Belarus-Russia combat readiness exercise especially important today Conducting a snap combat readiness inspection of the regional grouping of troops (forces) of the Republic of Belarus and the Russian Federation will be an important event to ensure the security of the Union State, State Secretary of the Security Council Aleksandr Volfovich told the BelTA news agency …

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

teleSUR, SH (2022-01-18). Uruguay roza los 8.000 casos diarios de coronavirus. telesurtv.net Uruguay acumula 520.822 contagios y 6.248 decesos a causa del coronavirus desde el 13 de marzo de 2020.

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

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

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

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

_____ (2022-01-18). Turkey Eyes a Major Role in Africa through Arms Deals. journal-neo.org Armed with drones and active diplomacy, Turkey is slowly — but surely — charting a path for a major role for itself in Africa. While Russia has historically dominated African arms market with 49 percent of market share, Turkey's ambitious foray includes geo-political interests, especially with regards to how it sees itself as a natural …

Staff (2022-01-18). North Korea launched cyberattack against Russia – media. rt.com One employee's account was allegedly compromised | The North Korean hacker group APT37 attacked the Russian Foreign Ministry and its employees in late 2021 and subsequently compromised the account of a government employee, US information security experts have reported. | According to researchers at US cybersecurity companies Cluster25 and Black Lotus Labs, and later reported by Moscow daily Kommersant, a phishing campaign was targeted at the Ministry back in October. The researchers claim that some employees were sent archives of documents and asked to provide vaccination details, while others were fed with li…

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

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

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

Norman M. (2022-01-18). Progress, Problems, and Prospects in Intensive Care of Extremely Preterm Infants. jamanetwork.com Advances in perinatal medicine have increased survival after preterm birth. What used to be a late miscarriage 50 years ago is now a developmental starting point for a whole new generation of children. The improvement is illustrated by almost universal survival (>97%) among the 383‚ÄØ061 preterm births that occurred in the US in 2019, translating into an estimated 6.5 million childhood survivors (age 0-18 years) of preterm birth. Consequently, the number of individuals born preterm who reach adulthood also is increasing.

teleSUR (2022-01-18). Salvadoran Woman Jailed For Abortion Is Granted Probation. telesurenglish.net On Monday, the Salvadoran Justice granted conditional freedom to a woman who has spent nine years in prison as part of a 30-year conviction for aggravated homicide, which she allegedly committed when aborting. | RELATED: | The Citizen Group for the Abortion Decriminalization (ACDA) explained that the woman, identified as Kenya, was raped at age 17, became pregnant, and suffered an obstetric emergency, which the Police consi…

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

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Rubin R. (2022-01-18). Developing Drugs for Life-threatening Genetic Diseases. jamanetwork.com The FDA recently issued 2 draft guidances related to the development of individualized new drugs for the treatment of severely debilitating or life-threatening genetic diseases. Usually, patients with these diseases have no other treatment options, and their illness progresses rapidly without treatment, according to the FDA.

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

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

Mouris Salloum George (2022-01-18). México — El intocable presidencialismo de antaño. globalizacion.ca El poder presidencial lo es todo en un sistema como el mexicano, que por cierto ya es un ave rara entre los latinoamericanos, que han reducido o desaparecido los poderes metaconstitucionales de los presidentes antaño intocables. | En todo el mundo…

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

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

jamanetwork (2022-01-18). Incorrect Surname for Author. jamanetwork.com In the Original Investigation titled "Association Between Preserved Ratio Impaired Spirometry and Clinical Outcomes in US Adults," published in the December 14, 2021, issue of JAMA, the name of one of the authors was incorrect. The correct name should be Ana (first name) Navas-Acien (surname) and should be shown as Ana Navas-Acien, MD, PhD. This article was corrected online.

teleSUR, DRL (2022-01-18). ONU alerta sobre deterioro de situación humanitaria en Myanmar. telesurtv.net ONU insta a que se permita un "acceso humanitario seguro y sin obstáculos" para que sigan las labores de ayuda en la zona.

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

Tanya Wadhwa (2022-01-18). Argentine political leaders demand immediate release of Indigenous activist Milagro Sala. peoplesdispatch.org January 16, 2022, marked six years since the illegal detention of Indigenous and social activist Milagro Sala in Argentina. Sala, the leader of the Tupac Amaru Neighborhood Organization, was arrested in 2016, for allegedly inciting violence and chaos in the Jujuy province. She was also accused of sedition for organizing and leading a month-long protest in rejection of the changes imposed in the cooperative system by Governor Gerardo Morales of the then-ruling right-wing Cambiemos alliance. | Sala was one of the first victims of the political persecution that characterized the government of former president Mauric…

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

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

teleSUR -HIM (2022-01-18). ONU advierte sobre recuperación económica frágil y desigual. telesurtv.net La Onu estima que esta desaceleración en el crecimiento económico supondrá para 2022 un alza en la producción del 4%; mientras en 2023 será solo del 3.5%.

Ronak Chhabra (2022-01-18). Looking back at the first all-India general strike of 1982. peoplesdispatch.org Every year, trade unions commemorate the all-India strike of 1982 which was also supported by farmers' movements. This year's events will be especially significant as they seek to cement worker-farmer unity ahead of a major strike in February…

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

Staff (2022-01-18). Comenzó por Pinar del Río recorrido de la AFC previo a torneo de apertura. cubadebate.cu El presidente de la Asociación de Fútbol de Cuba, Oliet Rodríguez, inició por la provincia de Pinar del Río un recorrido que le llevará a todo el país. Las visitas tienen el objetivo de observar la puesta a punto de cada territorio para la Liga Nacional de Fútbol que comenzará el próximo 5 de febrero con su campeonato apertura, y evaluar qué elementos no están listos para darles solución temprana.

teleSUR, lvm, SH (2022-01-18). Senado de Brasil discutirá ley sobre precios de combustibles. telesurtv.net El mismo Senado expresó que los precios de los combustibles se tradujo en 2021 en un aumento en las gasolineras de alrededor del 44 por ciento.

Berger JS, Kornblith LZ, Gong MN, et al. (2022-01-18). Effect of P2Y12 Inhibitors on Survival Free of Organ Support Among Hospitalized Patients With COVID-19. jamanetwork.com This randomized clinical trial evaluates the benefits and risks of the addition of a P2Y12 inhibitor to anticoagulant therapy compared with anticoagulant therapy only among non—critically ill patients hospitalized for COVID-19.

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

teleSUR, MER (2022-01-18). Cinco provincias argentinas reportan incendios forestales activos. telesurtv.net Las provincias que siguen afectadas con focos activas son Río Negro, Corrientes, San Luis, Catamarca y Misiones.

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

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

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

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

teleSUR, DRL (2022-01-18). Alemania reporta más de 74.000 casos diarios de Covid-19. telesurtv.net Esta cifra marca récord y es casi el doble de las reportadas el día anterior, de acuerdo a las autoridades sanitarias.

Abe A, Amano K, Ishiki H. (2022-01-18). Prophylactic Scopolamine Butylbromide and Death Rattle in Patients at the End of Life. jamanetwork.com To the Editor The SILENCE trial demonstrated not only the efficacy of prophylactic subcutaneous scopolamine butylbromide for preventing death rattle but also the feasibility of randomized clinical trials during the dying phase. Establishing evidence in palliative care through randomized clinical trials is difficult in many ways, and clinical trials in palliative care have a high attrition rate because their target population is highly vulnerable. Although the results of this trial are valuable, we have several concerns and believe that addressing these points will make it more feasible to conduct clinical trials…

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

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

Rubin R. (2022-01-18). Regulation of 3D Printing at Health Care Facilities. jamanetwork.com Pandemic-related medical device shortages due to supply chain disruption have spurred hospitals, physicians' offices, and other health care facilities to rely on 3-dimensional (3D) printing to produce face shields, face mask holders, nasopharyngeal swabs, and ventilator parts from locally available materials.

Zachary Scott (2022-01-18). Biden Lies (Again) as He Covertly Continues the U.S. Forever War Against the Afghan People. covertactionmagazine.com Over the past few months, U.S. lawmakers, the Afghan government, and the international community have called on Washington to stop …

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

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

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

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

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

teleSUR (2022-01-18). UN Demands Sudanese Military to Cease Attacks on Journalists. telesurenglish.net On Tuesday, the Spokesperson for Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR), Ravina Shamdasani demanded Sudan's de facto government cease its attacks on journalists. | RELATED: | On Saturday, the Sudanese dictatorship withdrew the accreditation of the Al Jazeera Mubasher channel, accusing it of "broadcasting harmful content" to the Sudanese population during its coverage of the protests. | On January 13, the Suda…

It's Going Down (2022-01-18). This Is America #157: Protests in NYC as Eviction Moratorium Ends; Student Walkouts Spread Across US. itsgoingdown.org Welcome, to This Is America, January 18th, 2022. On this episode, we speak with a student involved in organizing ongoing strikes in the Oakland Unified School District. We talk about the spread of Omicron throughout schools, the impact of sickout actions by teachers, and how students began to self-organize to issue their own demands and…

Peoples Dispatch (2022-01-18). 27 rights groups issue letter demanding release of political prisoners in Bahrain. peoplesdispatch.org The open letter urges Western governments with close ties to Bahrain to demand the release of prominent activist-academic Dr. Abduljalil al-Singace and other political prisoners. It also calls for improving the general human rights situation in the Gulf monarchy…

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

Staff (2022-01-18). Japan claims sovereignty over Russian territory. rt.com Minister believes the southern part of the Kuril Islands is rightfully Japanese | Tokyo will not give up its claim that Russia's southern Kuril Islands in the Pacific Ocean are rightfully Japanese, and wants to reach a deal with Moscow to resolve the dispute, its foreign minister said on Tuesday. | Speaking at a press conference, Yoshimasa Hayashi responded to claims by his Russian counterpart Sergey Lavrov that Tokyo is refusing to recognize the results of the Second World War, when the Soviet Union took control of the Kuril Islands. | "Our sovereignty extends to the four Northern Islands," Hayashi said. "We…

Michael Shagoury (2022-01-18). CMG 2022 Spring Festival Gala. america.cgtn.com China Media Group's (CMG) Spring Festival Gala has been recognized by Guinness World Records as the world's most watched TV program since its debut in 1983. For decades it has been a ritual for many Chinese families, at home and overseas, to watch the show on …

teleSUR, SH (2022-01-18). Justicia salvadoreña libera a mujer encarcelada por abortar. telesurtv.net Según la Agrupación Ciudadana por la Despenalización del Aborto esta sería la cuarta mujer liberada de 17 encarceladas injustamente por abortar.

Tom Engelhardt (2022-01-18). Tomgram: William Astore, Red Storm Rising — Again. warisacrime.org This article originally appeared at TomDispatch.com. To receive TomDispatch in your inbox three times a week, click here. We — all of us on this planet — now live in one world and only one. Somehow, this remains hard for so many of us to grasp. Yet it's been true since at least August 6, 1945, …

Rick Rozoff (2022-01-18). Coordinating plans along NATO's eastern flank: chief of Polish general staff in Georgia. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com The Chief of the General Staff of Poland was hosted at the Ministry of Defense of Georgia The Chief of the General Staff of the Armed Forces of the Republic of Poland is paying an official visit to Georgia. General Raimund Andjejak is hosted by the Commander of the Georgian Defense Forces, Major General Giorgi …

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

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

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

Rubin R. (2022-01-18). Improving the Response to Foodborne Illness Outbreaks. jamanetwork.com Strengthening analysis and dissemination of data and using new technology to streamline tracking down sources of foodborne illness outbreaks are among the FDA's priorities as set forth in its recently released Foodborne Outbreak Response Improvement Plan.

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

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

Global Research (2022-01-18). Farsa y tragedia en Estados Unidos. globalizacion.ca Hace un año escribimos un ensayo Golpe de estado de Estados Unidos que analizaba los dramáticos eventos del 6 de enero y la toma del Capitolio en Washington por los seguidores del entonces presidente Donald Trump. Un año después, consideramos…

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

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

teleSUR -HIM (2022-01-18). Pdte. de Venezuela recibe credenciales de embajador peruano. telesurtv.net En la ceremonia también se acreditó como embajador de la República Argelina Democrática y Popular, Abdelkader Hadjazi.

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

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

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

Summer Pan (2022-01-18). Young investors make financial influence through social media. america.cgtn.com A new generation of young investors is using social media to become "market influencers." These social media stars have captured big audiences and big profits with their investment advice videos.

teleSUR, DRL (2022-01-18). Empleados públicos brasileños realizan paro nacional para exigir ajuste salarial. telesurtv.net Prevén acudir a la sede del Ministerio de Economía para llamar al diálogo y entregar un documento con las demandas.

teleSUR (2022-01-18). US Economy Has Never Worked Fairly for Black Americans: Yellen. telesurenglish.net U.S. Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen said on Monday that the U.S. economy "has never worked fairly for Black Americans" and there is much more work needed to be done to narrow racial wealth gap. | RELATED: | "From Reconstruction, to Jim Crow, to the present day, our economy has never worked fairly for Black Americans – or, really, for any American of color," Yellen said in prepared remarks at the National Action Netw…

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

Summer Pan (2022-01-18). Volunteers help Afghan resettlement. america.cgtn.com Community groups in U.S. are helping people on Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Some volunteer-run organizations are setting up homes for the thousands of Afghan refugees.

jamanetwork (2022-01-18). The Referendum on Alcohol. jamanetwork.com In hearings before Congress, in the discussion of regulations issued by the Internal Revenue Department, in fact, in practically every discussion of prohibition, contradictory statements have been made as to the views of physicians on the value of alcoholic beverages as therapeutic agents. Several scientific organizations have adopted resolutions on the subject. So far as we know, however, no attempt has heretofore been made to ascertain, in a direct way, the opinions of any considerable number of physicians….

Spaetgens B, Nagy M, ten Cate H. (2022-01-18). Antiplatelet Therapy in Patients With COVID-19. jamanetwork.com Because venous and arterial thromboembolism are common among patients hospitalized with COVID-19, anticoagulant therapies were among the first to be evaluated in clinical trials to improve outcomes in moderately ill patients hospitalized with COVID-19. These studies have yielded thus far somewhat mixed results, varying from beneficial effects of therapeutic doses of low-molecular-weight heparin in the ATTACC, ACTIV-4a, and REMAP-CAP trials to no difference between therapeutic and prophylactic doses of low-molecular-weight heparin in the INSPIRATION, ACTION, and RAPID trials. Therefore, it remains to be determined…

Staff (2022-01-18). Transporte en la capital: Abren nuevo punto de expedición en municipio Regla y modifican itinerarios de algunas rutas. cubadebate.cu La Dirección General de Transporte Provincial La Habana, informa a la población que, a partir de la entrada de los 84 ómnibus donados por el Gobierno japonés y dada la distribución de los mismos, a las Terminales Guanabo y Bahía, se ha decidido, partiendo de planteamientos de la población de Regla, la apertura de un punto de expedición en este municipio. Esta determinación conlleva a la reorganización de los itinerarios de algunas rutas para lograr la mejora de sus indicadores técnicos y poder brindar un mejor servicio.

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