Daily Archives: August 12, 2021

2021-08-12: News Headlines

Vijay Prashad (2021-08-12). Show the Children the Green Fields and Let the Sunshine into Their Minds. dissidentvoice.org Exactly two years ago, I walked with my colleagues from Tricontinental: Institute for Social Research through the Camp Marielle Vive ('Marielle Lives') outside of Valinhos in the state of Sà£o Paulo, Brazil with a great sense of déjà vu. The camp resembles so many other communities of the desperately poor on our planet. The United …

John Ross (2021-08-12). Cuba, China, Latin America and the World. globalresearch.ca

Staff (2021-08-12). Asesinato de Jovenel MoàØse: Premeditación, participación de los EEUU y complicidad del personal de seguridad. cubadebate.cu El informe preliminar elaborado por las autoridades haitianas deja asentadas sus presunciones sobre el magnicidio: la premeditación de los mercenarios colombianos en el plan de asesinato, la participación de dos empresas con sede en EE.UU. y la complicidad del personal de seguridad del mandatario en los hechos porque, cuando se ejecutó el asalto a la residencia de MoàØse, "la puerta principal estaba abierta".

Staff (2021-08-12). Nicaragua: Encuesta confirma al FSLN como favorito a elecciones. cubadebate.cu Una encuesta publicada la víspera en Managua confirmó al gobernante Frente Sandinista de Liberación Nacional (FSLN) como favorito de cara a las elecciones generales del 7 de noviembre próximo.El estudio realizado solo en Managua reveló que el índice de predisposición política favorece al partido rojinegro, con el 62,7 por ciento.

Rick Rozoff (2021-08-12). Turkish combat drone maker to build research center, assembly plant in Ukraine. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com Turkish Bayraktar TB2 combat drones — used with deadly effect in Nagorno-Karabakh, Iraq, Syria and Libya — are now being employed by Ukraine for the war in the Donbass. Turkey's Baykar intends to invest in creating scientific center, drone production in Ukraine The Turkish manufacturer of drones Baykar is developing an investment project to build a …

ecns.cn (2021-08-12). Nearly 1.4 billion covered by health insurance in China. ecns.cn China's healthcare plans had covered 1.36 billion residents by the end of last year after the country worked for decades to create a sturdier insurance safety net in the world's most populous nation, a white paper said on Thursday.

RobertAlvarez (2021-08-12). The Climate Stat We Can't Afford to Overlook: CEO Pay. ips-dc.org Ace researchers dropped two blockbuster reports on us earlier this week. The first — from the UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, the IPCC — UN Secretary-General António Guterres is

Editor2 (2021-08-12). With Earth on Edge, Climate Crisis Must be Treated Like Outbreak of a World War. orinocotribune.com By C.J. Polychroniou — Aug 9, 2021 | Humanity and the environment are under massive assault by global warming caused by human activities. | The new Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report released today, August 9, 2021—the first of four that make up the IPCC's Sixth Assessment report—reiterates in scientific language (it deals with the physical science basis of global warming) what we have already known for quite some time from scores of previous studies: humanity faces a climate emergency, global warming is human driven, major climate changes are irreversible, and time is running…

_____ (2021-08-12). Report on Koch Network Infiltration Of Public Schools. popularresistance.org "The Koch network has made no secret about the critical role that public education plays as an ideal arena for influencing U.S. policy and culture," the group says in an introduction to the report. "Through a variety of tactics—charter schools, vouchers, curriculum, textbooks, trainings, using state politicians to engage in culture war against progressive ideas, and more—the Koch network is able to ensure the spread of their ideas, including climate disinformation and free market-favoring economics philosophy."

Carter Lum (2021-08-12). After gov't inaction, community takes Tijuana River Valley cleanup into own hands. zcomm.org "The point isn't to shame people that use single-use plastic, but to encourage education about this issue that affects us all. If the government isn't going to do anything, then it is up to us to take action."

WSWS (2021-08-12). Minneapolis Public Schools and teachers union pursue agreement to prioritize race in hiring and firing. wsws.org The measure's aim, in line with the Democratic Party's program of identity politics, is to undermine legislation passed during the Civil Rights movement which outlawed racial discrimination, render seniority rights moot, and stoke divisions among educators, parents and students.

Peoples Dispatch (2021-08-12). Ecuadorians mobilize against Lasso's economic policies. peoplesdispatch.org On August 11, thousands of Ecuadorians mobilized across the country against the neoliberal economic policies of the right-wing government of President Guillermo Lasso. Workers, teachers, students, peasants, Indigenous communities and members of social organizations held various peaceful demonstrations in different provinces to demand the annulment of presidential decrees, passed by the previous government, which increased the price of petrol and diesel on a monthly basis. | In the capital Quito, hundreds of workers demonstrated outside the headquarters of the Ecuadorian Social Security Institute (IESS), then marc…

WSWS repost (2021-08-12). Bay Area, California teacher raises critical concerns over school reopenings. indybay.org The WSWS received this letter opposing the reopening of schools and the ending of coronavirus mitigation measures across the US.

Staff (2021-08-12). Headlines for August 12, 2021. democracynow.org WHO Warns World Could Log 100 Million More COVID-19 Cases by 2022 , 200+ Scientists Ask Biden to Adopt "Wartime Footing" to Scale Up Vaccine Production, CDC Urges Pregnant People to Get Vaccinated; FDA to Approve Third Dose for Immunocompromised, Florida Asks U.S. Government for Hundreds of Ventilators Amid Its Worst COVID-19 Surge, California to Require K-12 Teachers and Staff to Get Vaccinated or Face Weekly Tests, Sen. Joe Manchin Has "Serious Concerns" About Democrats' $3.5T Spending Bill, Sen. Ted Cruz Filibusters Senate Bills on Gerrymandering, Campaign Finance & Voting, Sicily Sets Europe-Wide Temperature…

Sarah Lahm (2021-08-12). Midwest Dispatch: Back to School, Back to Masks. progressive.org As the Delta variant surges among unvaccinated populations, it's clear we must require students to wear masks this school year.

Staff (2021-08-12). Texas governor says anyone who defies state ban on mask mandates will be taken to court. rt.com Texas Governor Greg Abbott has asked an appeals court to strike down a masking requirement imposed by a country judge and promised more lawsuits against officials who rebel against his ban on mask mandates. | Abbot and Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton announced that they had filed a petition asking the 5th Court of Appeals to strike down an order by Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins, who instructed businesses, public schools, child daycare centers and government offices to require indoor mask-wearing. | The governor banned Texas officials from imposing any form of a mask mandate in May, under the threat of a f…

ecns.cn (2021-08-12). UNHCR objects to renewed U.S. expulsion flights of migrants under public health restrictions. ecns.cn The United Nations Refugee Agency (UNHCR) expressed concern on Wednesday over the resumption of the U.S. practice of flying non-Mexican asylum seekers and migrants to southern Mexico after expelling them under a U.S. health law regulation implemented last year amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

sputniknews (2021-08-12). US Civil Rights Groups Escalate Pressure on Biden to Keep Prisoners at Home Amid Pandemic. sputniknews.com WASHINGTON (Sputnik), Barrington M. Salmon – A coalition of criminal justice activists is upping its campaign to prevent the Biden administration from forcing thousands of inmates to return to prison as COVID-19 infections continue to surge, Families Against Mandatory Minimums (FAMM) President Kevin Ring said.

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-08-12). Mayo Clinic Q&A podcast: How Mayo hopes to slam the door when COVID-19 comes knocking. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org The COVID-19 pandemic has brought public awareness to vaccines and how vaccines work. A vaccine is any agent that causes the immune system to remember a specific disease-causing entity, thereby preventing future infections. In the case of COVID-19, that's a coronavirus. At Mayo Clinic, decades of research have led to development of a new vaccine platform — a single-cycle adenovirus nasal vaccine — that is now being tested in a phase 1 clinical trial for COVID-19….

ecns.cn (2021-08-12). Facts reveal U.S. failing in COVID-19 response: report. ecns.cn Furthermore, the "virus origin-tracing terrorism" that emerged in the country should be investigated as this is an attempt to manipulate "global public opinion," the authors said.

Staff (2021-08-12). Senator Rand Paul accused of 'insider trading' after he belatedly reveals wife invested in pharma firm in early days of Covid-19. rt.com Senator Rand Paul was accused of "insider trading" after he revealed that his wife bought stock in the firm that makes antiviral drug remdesivir in early 2020, disclosing the purchase more than a year after the reporting deadline. | The Kentucky Republican acknowledged the stock buy on Wednesday in a Senate filing, the Washington Post According to the filing, the senator's wife invested b…

Laura A. Benjamin, Ross W. Paterson, Rachel Moll, Charis Pericleous, Rachel Brown, Puja R. Mehta, Dilan Athauda, Oliver J. Ziff, Judith Heaney, Anna M. Checkley, Catherine F. Houlihan, Michael Chou, Amanda J. Heslegrave, Arvind Chandratheva, Benedict D. Michael, Kaj Blennow, Vinojini Vivekanandam, Alexander Foulkes, Catherine J. Mummery, Michael P. Lunn, Stephen Keddie, Moira J. Spyer, Tom Mckinnon, Melanie Hart, Francesco Carletti, Hans Rolf Jà§ger, Hadi Manji, Michael S. Zandi, David J. Werring, Eleni Nastouli, Robert Simister, Tom Solomon, Henrik Zetterberg, Jonathan M. Schott, Hannah Cohen, Maria Efthymiou, The UCLH Queen Square COVID-19 Biomarker Study group (2021-08-12). [Research Paper] Antiphospholipid antibodies and neurological manifestations in acute COVID-19: A single-centre cross-sectional study. thelancet.com Our findings show that aPS/PT IgG is associated with COVID-19-associated ADEM. In contrast, aCL IgA and IgG are seen much more frequently in non-neurological hospitalised patients with COVID-19. Characterisation of antiphospholipid antibody persistence and potential longitudinal clinical impact are required to guide appropriate management.

Staff (2021-08-12). "First World White Privilege": Indian Journalist Slams U.S. Anti-Vaxxers as World's Poor Lack Access. democracynow.org The official COVID-19 death toll in India is reported to be around 429,000, but many researchers believe it is at least five times higher. India experienced a devastating wave of infections in April and May, and less than 10% of the population has been fully vaccinated. "When we watch what's happening in the U.S. … it is astounding that people who have access to vaccines are choosing not to get jabbed," says Barkha Dutt, an award-winning Indian television journalist and author. "It's anti-science. It's self-indulgent. It's a very First World white privilege."

Peter Koenig (2021-08-12). The Way to Defeat the Globalist Reset: Local Production for Local Consumption… globalresearch.ca We are currently undergoing the worst "tyrannification" of society in human history and in all western world countries. Covid-martial law overrules everything. This happened very fast.

Dr. Stephanie Seneff (2021-08-12). Worse than the Disease? Reviewing Some Possible Unintended Consequences of the mRNA Vaccines Against COVID-19. globalresearch.ca Operation Warp …

Doctors for COVID Ethics (2021-08-12). J'Accuse! The Gene-based "Vaccines" are Killing People. Governments Worldwide Are Lying to You the People, to the Populations They Purportedly Serve. globalresearch.ca The Signal of Harm is now indisputably overwhelming, and, in line with universally accepted ethical standards for clinical trials, Doctors for Covid Ethics demands that the 'Covid' vaccine programme be halted immediately.

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-08-12). Mayo Clinic Q&A podcast: The COVID-19 delta variant has changed everything. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org A fourth COVID-19 surge is blanketing the U.S., and the delta variant is the culprit. "Where did this delta variant come from? It came from unvaccinated people getting infected in large numbers allowing the virus to continue mutating," says Dr. Gregory Poland, an infectious diseases expert and head of Mayo Clinic's Vaccine Research Group. In the past, a person with COVID-19 might infect two to four people. But with the delta variant, one person can infect…

imperial.ac.uk (2021-08-12). Problems in thinking and attention linked to COVID-19 infection. imperial.ac.uk UK researchers have found further evidence of the lingering mental impacts of COVID-19 in people who have recovered from the disease.

Robert F.J. Kullberg, Floor Hugenholtz, Xanthe Brands, Cormac M. Kinsella, Hessel Peters-Sengers, Joe M. Butler, Martin Deijs, Michelle Klein, Danià´l R. Faber, Brendon P. Scicluna, Tom Van der Poll, Lia Van der Hoek, W. Joost Wiersinga, Bastiaan W. Haak (2021-08-12). [Research Paper] Rectal bacteriome and virome signatures and clinical outcomes in community-acquired pneumonia: An exploratory study. thelancet.com Background Bacterial intestinal communities interact with the immune system and may contribute to protection against community-acquired pneumonia (CAP). Intestinal viruses are closely integrated with these bacterial communities, yet the composition and clinical significance of these communities in CAP patients are unknown. The aims of this exploratory study were to characterise the composition of the rectal bacteriome and virome at hospital admission for CAP, and to determine if microbiota signatures correlate with clinical outcomes.

F. William Engdahl (2021-08-12). Delta Variants, PCR Tests, Isolation of the Virus: A Deliberate Worldwide Operation in "Cognitive Dissonance" globalresearch.ca

G. Dunkel (2021-08-12). Is the U.S. economy really improving? workers.org People wait in a food bank line, New York City, May 15, 2020. "Figures don't lie, but liars do figure" is a quip attributed to Mark Twain. Case in point: the figures in the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics jobs report for July. These state an unemployment rate of 5.4% . . . |

Dr. Binoy Kampmark (2021-08-12). Targeting the Medical Evidence: The US Challenge on Assange's Health. globalresearch.ca

Prof Michel Chossudovsky (2021-08-12). Weather Warfare: Beware the US Military's Experiments with Climatic Warfare. globalresearch.ca 'Climatic warfare' has been excluded from the agenda on climate change.

Prof Michel Chossudovsky (2021-08-12). The 2020-21 Worldwide Corona Crisis: Destroying Civil Society, Engineered Economic Depression, Global Coup d'État and the "Great Reset" globalresearch.ca We are at the crossroads of one of the most serious crises in modern history. We are living history, yet our understanding of the flow of events since January 2020 has been blurred. Worldwide, people have been misled both by their governments and the media.

Social Experimentalist (2021-08-12). Video: The VAXXED Only Train. globalresearch.ca Provocative video. | Is this …

Abayomi Azikiwe (2021-08-12). President Pedro Castillo of Peru Comes Under Fire After Taking Office. globalresearch.ca

Ken Stone (2021-08-12). Why the Trudeau Government Should Release Meng Wanzhou Immediately. globalresearch.ca

ecns.cn (2021-08-12). Unilateral sanctions against Venezuela "crime against humanity": FM. ecns.cn Imposing unilateral sanctions against Venezuela and other countries is "a crime against humanity" that the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court must investigate, Venezuelan Foreign Affairs Minister Jorge Arreaza said Wednesday.

ecns.cn (2021-08-12). Average life expectancy in China rises to 77.3 yrs: white paper. ecns.cn

ecns.cn (2021-08-12). China has over 1 mln medical, health institutions: white paper. ecns.cn The number of medical and health institutions in China skyrocketed from 170,000 in 1978 to over 1 million in 2020, according to a white paper.

ecns.cn (2021-08-12). China lifts nearly 99 mln rural poor out of poverty in 8 yrs: white paper. ecns.cn By the end of 2020, China had lifted all the 98.99 million rural residents living below the current poverty line out of poverty after eight years of efforts, according to a white paper.

Marzieh Rahmani (2021-08-12). Moscow to boost relations with Tehran based on mutual respect. en.mehrnews.com Iran is Russia's friend and neighbor, and the country will continue to strengthen relations based on mutual respect, the RussianEmbassy said.

imperial.ac.uk (2021-08-12). Imperial hosts roundtable to launch new UKRI Open Access policy. imperial.ac.uk Science Minister announces funder's new Open Access policy at virtual roundtable hosted by Imperial.

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-08-12). Science Saturday: A "sandbox" for innovation: The Advanced Diagnostics Laboratory. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org The Advanced Diagnostics Laboratory (ADL) is a visionary space designed to continue Mayo Clinic's long tradition of pioneering patient treatments and diagnostics. The ADL's mission is to foster innovation — including grassroots innovation — across different specialties, through partnerships in-house as well as with external companies. Located on the third floor of One Discovery Square in a 9,600-square-foot space, the lab was born out of an initiative between Mayo's Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology (DLMP) and the…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-08-12). Mayo Clinic Minute: Music on the brain. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Music soothes, energizes and inspires. It also fortifies pathways in your brain that neurologists say can lead to a better understanding of cognition and dementia. To help better understand how music strengthens the brain, Dr. Bernard Bendok, chair of the Department of Neurosurgery at Mayo Clinic in Arizona, explains how music strikes a chord with researchers in this Mayo Clinic Minute. Note: Music composed by the musician and free to use. Watch: The Mayo Clinic Minute youtu.be/UrGabRHqWFs

Dr. Angela Durante (2021-08-12). A Letter to the Unvaccinated. globalresearch.ca First posted by Global …

Ravi Retnakaran, Chang Ye, Anthony J. Hanley, Philip W. Connelly, Mathew Sermer, Bernard Zinman (2021-08-12). [Research Paper] Subtypes of gestational diabetes and future risk of pre-diabetes or diabetes. thelancet.com Beta-cell dysfunction, glycemia and incident pre-diabetes/diabetes do not vary between GDM subtypes in the 1st year postpartum.

teleSUR, JL (2021-08-12). Denuncian asesinato de líder social en el Meta, Colombia. telesurtv.net Indepaz señala que en lo corrido del 2021 se han asesinado 107 líderes sociales y 1.223 desde la firma de los Acuerdos de Paz en 2016.

sputniknews (2021-08-12). Awkward Moment: Biden –°onfuses Gov. Gretchen Whitmer With Energy Sec Jennifer Granholm – Video. sputniknews.com US President Joe Biden is no stranger to blunders and awkward behaviour: just earlier this week he seemingly took a cue from a Secret Service agent to follow the sidewalk path into the White House and followed the security officer across the lawn, prompting social media users to mock him for "getting lost in the bushes".

teleSUR, SH (2021-08-12). Reportan el asesinato de firmante de la paz en Nariño, Colombia. telesurtv.net Con José Harleyo Popayán serían 34 los firmantes de acuerdo de paz asesinados en 2021.

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