Daily Archives: August 13, 2021

2021-08-13: News Headlines

Peoples Dispatch (2021-08-13). Ecuadorian teachers end hunger strike after court ratified progressive education law. peoplesdispatch.org The National Union of Educators, announced the end of the hunger strike after the Constitutional Court ratified the constitutionality and validity of the Organic Law of Intercultural Education…

The Zinn Education Project (2021-08-13). On the Line: Refusing to Lie, Regardless of the Law. progressive.org On June 12, in more than two dozen cities and towns across the United States, thousands of educators

Vijay Prashad (2021-08-13). Show the children the green fields and let the sunshine into their minds: The Thirty-Second Newsletter (2021). mronline.org The turn to digital education has emboldened mega-corporations to enclose the commons of public education, making it harder and harder for the masses of children to have access to any education at all. Big business sees the opportunity clearly.

WSWS repost (2021-08-13). 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.

WSWS repost (2021-08-13). American educators speak out against school reopenings. indybay.org This report illustrates how some teachers are determined to fight back against the reckless subordination of human life to capitalist private profit.

WSWS (2021-08-13). Sri Lankan unions embrace government's cabinet committee in preparation to end teachers' wage fight. wsws.org While the unions promote illusions in a cabinet sub-committee, the Rajapakse government has unleashed brutal police repression against protesting teachers.

Staff (2021-08-13). Headlines for August 13, 2021. democracynow.org U.S. Begins Evacuating Afghanistan Embassy Staff as Taliban Seize Kandahar and Herat, China Closes Shipping Terminal over Single COVID-19 Case; Russia Logs Record Death Toll, FDA Approves Third COVID-19 Vaccine Dose for Immunocompromised People, New Orleans, San Francisco to Require Vaccination Card or Negative Test for Indoor Venues, Four Teachers in Florida's Broward County Die of COVID-19 in One Day, Supreme Court Blocks Part of New York Eviction Moratorium Despite Worsening Pandemic, Israel to Resume Building Illegal Settlements in Occupied West Bank, Jewish American Leaders Demand AIPAC Apologize over Islamo…

Daniel Beaumont (2021-08-13). Back to School Blues: Covid and the Crisis of the American University. counterpunch.org As fall approaches, colleges and universities find themselves in the unfortunate position of having to reconsider the plans they made in the spring to reopen with a full schedule of on-campus courses and activities. The reconsideration is due to the spread of the new Delta variant of the Covid virus. On August 2, the University of Rochester where I've taught since 1992 issued new vaccination requirements for all faculty, students and staff. Eight days later, the requirement to wear a mask inside all campus building went back into effect. I suspect that the foremost question now for the university administration i…

H. Scott Prosterman (2021-08-13). The Republican Party is Now Officially the Face of the Pandemic Surge. juancole.com Oakland, Ca. (Special to Informed Comment) — The Republican Party is now officially the "face of the pandemic surge." A recent Washington Post headline reads, "Republicans risk becoming the face of the Delta surge as governors oppose anti-Covid measures." Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis has actually PROHIBITED masks for public school students! How far will these …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-08-13). 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….

Dr. Jack Rasmus (2021-08-13). Billionaires Rejoice: COVID Economic Recession Year One: Who Gained, Who Lost. globalresearch.ca

Elizabeth Woodworth (2021-08-13). COVID-19 and the Shadowy "Trusted News Initiative" globalresearch.ca

Children's Health Defense (2021-08-13). We've Never Seen Vaccine Injuries on this Scale — Why Are Regulatory Agencies Hiding COVID Vaccine Safety Signals? globalresearch.ca

Global Research News (2021-08-13). Selected Articles: Worse than the Disease? Reviewing Some Possible Unintended Consequences of the mRNA Vaccines Against COVID-19. globalresearch.ca By So-called Delta or "Indian" variant is spreading like chicken pox we are told, but not what that …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-08-13). 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…

Dr. Paul Craig Roberts (2021-08-13). Medical Information Is Being Suppressed to Cover Up for the False COVID Narrative. globalresearch.ca

Prof Michel Chossudovsky (2021-08-13). "Collective Narcissism" and the "Dark Triad": Those Who Protest against the "Official" Covid-19 Narrative are Categorized as "Psychopaths". Is It A Witch Hunt? globalresearch.ca Note: | First published on August 26, 2020. Author's …

Brian Shilhavy (2021-08-13). CDC's Own Stats Show 1,270 Premature Fetal Deaths Following COVID Shots but Recommend Pregnant Women Get COVID Injections. globalresearch.ca

Staff (2021-08-13). US Supreme Court declines to block Indiana University's vaccine mandate, preserving key precedent for compulsory Covid-19 jabs. rt.com The US Supreme Court has declined to hear an appeal from students who sought to strike down Indiana University's Covid-19 vaccine mandate, leaving in place a potentially key legal precedent for forced inoculations. | Justice Amy Coney Barrett rejected the emergency request to hear the case on Thursday, meaning the high court won't overturn rulings by an Indiana district court and the US Court of Appeals in Chicago, which upheld the mandate. There were no dissenting opinions cited from other Supreme Court justices. | The Indiana case marked the first legal challenge of a Covid-19 vaccine mandate to come before…

Lech Biegalski (2021-08-13). Are the COVID-19 Vaccines and Emergency Measures Still Legal? globalresearch.ca

Kristyn L. Lewis, Scott A. Helgeson, Mehmet M. Tatari, Jorge M. Mallea, Hassan Z. Baig, Neal M. Patel (2021-08-13). [Research Paper] COVID-19 and the effects on pulmonary function following infection: A retrospective analysis. thelancet.com This study showed that there is no difference in pulmonary function as measured by PFT before and after COVID-19 infection in non-critically ill classified patients. There could be a relationship with certain underlying lung diseases (interstitial lung disease and cystic fibrosis) and decreased lung function following infection. This information should aid clinicians in their interpretation of pulmonary function tests obtained following COVID-19 infection.

_____ (2021-08-13). Show Children The Green Fields And Let The Sunshine Into Their Minds. popularresistance.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 Nations calculates that one in eight people on our planet — one billion human beings — live in such precariousness. The homes are made of a jumble of materials: blue tarpaulin sheets and bits of wood, corrugated iron sheets and old bricks. A thousand families live in C…

William rivers Pitt (2021-08-13). We Reopened Too Soon, and Children Are Paying the Price. zcomm.org Science has yet to comprehensively answer why Delta appears to affect young people more than the other strains, but the steadily filling hospital beds stand as testament to the truth of it…

José Manuel Blanco Diaz (2021-08-13). Heroes or Murderers? Colombian Government Defends Its Mercenaries. globalresearch.ca

Llewellyn H. Rockwell, Jr. (2021-08-13). Three Charts the Delta Variant Scaremongers Don't Want You to See. globalresearch.ca

David Heller (2021-08-13). Pressure on Unvaccinated Intensifies. globalresearch.ca

Connor Freeman (2021-08-13). Next on the US Agenda: War with China? globalresearch.ca

Robert C. Koehler (2021-08-13). War, Herbicides and Moral Disengagement. globalresearch.ca

Prof. Carlos L. Garrido (2021-08-13). Anti-Government Protests in Cuba Provoked by U.S. Embargo Has Right-Wingers Salivating at the Prospect of Regime Change. globalresearch.ca

_____ (2021-08-13). Study: 'Blue Hydrogen' In Bipartisan Plan More Polluting Than Coal. popularresistance.org While celebrated as a climate victory by the Biden administration, the large infrastructure bill passed in the U.S. Senate this week includes billions of dollars of funding toward "blue hydrogen," which new research published Thursday finds is more polluting than coal. | The $550 billion bipartisan infrastructure package passed Tuesday includes $8 billion to develop "clean hydrogen" via the creation of four regional hubs. | The White House claims that the bill is in step with President Joe Biden's climate goals and advocates of hydrogen energy champion it as a low-emissions alternative for various uses such as fu…

Philip Giraldi (2021-08-13). Washington's Clueless Ambassadors: Damaging American Interests Is Their Legacy. globalresearch.ca

Karsten Riise (2021-08-13). Coming War on Taiwan? China Taking over Control of Taiwan's Airspace? globalresearch.ca

Center For Food Safety (2021-08-13). Lawsuit Challenges "Bioengineered" GMO Food Labeling. globalresearch.ca

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-08-13). Inspired by barnacles, medical glue stops bleeding in seconds. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org ROCHESTER, Minn. ‚Äï Mayo Clinic researchers and colleagues at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) have developed a rapid-sealing paste that can stop bleeding organs independent of clotting. The details are published in Nature Biomedical Engineering. The inspiration for this paste? Barnacles. Barnacles are those sea animals that adhere to rocks, the bottom of ships and large fish with the aim of staying in place despite wet conditions and variable surfaces. They're successful because they exude…

John Pilger (2021-08-13). A Day in the Death of British Justice. globalresearch.ca

South Front (2021-08-13). Video: Taliban's Unstoppable Force Rolls Through Afghanistan, Towards Kabul. globalresearch.ca

Rodney Atkinson (2021-08-13). UK Vaccine Fatality Rate Higher than Virus, Official Lies, Money Corrupts Medicine. globalresearch.ca

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-08-13). 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

imperial.ac.uk (2021-08-13). Imperial women shortlisted for prestigious Rising Talents Award. imperial.ac.uk Three Imperial researchers have been shortlisted in the 2021 L'Oréal-UNESCO For Women in Science UK and Ireland Rising Talents award.

Global Research News (2021-08-13). Selected Articles: What Is the Future of Afghanistan? globalresearch.ca By In a coordinated blitzkrieg, the Taliban have subdued no less than six Afghan provincial capitals in only four days. The central administration in Kabul will …

Dr. Russell Blaylock (2021-08-13). Vaccines: What You Need to Know for Informed Consent. Dr. Russell Blaylock. globalresearch.ca

Megan Redshaw (2021-08-13). Fauci Claims Spread of Virus by Unvaxxed Will Lead to More Dangerous Variants, but Experts Say Opposite Is True. globalresearch.ca

Michael Jansen (2021-08-13). By Failing to Deliver, Biden, Like Trump, Further Undermined Global Trust in US. globalresearch.ca

Jay Greenberg (2021-08-13). Swiss Police Reject the 'Great Reset': 'We Work for the People, Not the Elite'. globalresearch.ca

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-08-13). 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…

HEAT (2021-08-13). Monday 8/16: SF City College: Defend Health & Safety of CCSF Students, Faculty & Staff HEAT Action. indybay.org In front of Conlan Hall, Ocean Campus CCSF…

August H. Nimtz (2021-08-13). Race hustling at George Floyd square: a valuable teaching moment. mronline.org Only "niggers" have the right to employ the example of George Floyd to fight oppression. And, "there are no niggers in Cuba!" So proclaimed someone who identified himself as a "nigger" to a group of us at George Floyd Square on Saturday afternoon, July 31.

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