Daily Archives: August 20, 2021

2021-08-20: News Headlines

WSWS (2021-08-20). Chicago Public Schools prepares deadly reopening of schools with sanction of Chicago Teachers Union. wsws.org The current plan for in-person classes walks back a significant number of already-insufficient restrictions put in place when schools first reopened last spring.

WSWS (2021-08-20). White House doubles down on reopening schools as COVID-19 cases surge. wsws.org Education Secretary Miguel Cardona declared Wednesday that "our priority must be" to "return to school in person," even as the number of hospitalized COVID-19 patients nationwide hit 85,000.

Junaid S. Ahmad (2021-08-20). Afghanistan and the Nature of US Military Intervention: Kabul versus Saigon. globalresearch.ca

Steve Watson (2021-08-20). British and US Troops at Odds in Afghanistan as UK Engages Rescue Missions. Reports. globalresearch.ca

Manlio Dinucci (2021-08-20). Nessuna lezione dalla catastrofe afghana. globalresearch.ca Nel discorso del 16 agosto alla Casa Bianca, il presidente Biden ha fatto una lapidaria dichiarazione: ´La nostra missione in Afghanistan non ha mai avuto come scopo la costruzione di una nazione, non ha mai avuto come scopo la creazione …

F. William Engdahl (2021-08-20). The Afghanistan Debacle and "The Great Reset". The Strategic Role of Zalmay Khalilzad. globalresearch.ca

Seema Kawar (2021-08-20). Forced Evictions Near and Far: Canada's Complicity in the Dispossession of Palestinian Homes. globalresearch.ca

WSWS (2021-08-20). Corporate blueprint predicts "death" of higher education in Australia. wsws.org The EY report demands the end of universities as they currently exist, to be replaced by corporate vocational and research services, tailored to the dictates of the corporate elite.

Free West Media (2021-08-20). Repeated Booster Jabs May be Lethal Researcher Warns. globalresearch.ca

Stephen Sefton (2021-08-20). Nicaragua: Media Disinformation and Fraudulent Misreporting in Support of U.S Foreign Policy Interventionism. globalresearch.ca

ecns.cn (2021-08-20). COVID-19 origin tracing: Is the U.S. prone to rely on politics or science?>. ecns.cn A study conducted by researchers from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has detected SARS-CoV-2 antibodies in a blood sample of a U.S. white-tailed deer collected in 2019.

David Skripac (2021-08-20). Our War Against Nature. Humanity's March Toward Extinction? globalresearch.ca

Fernanda Wenzel (2021-08-20). End of Deforestation Tracker for Brazil's Cerrado an 'Incalculable Loss'. globalresearch.ca

Dr. Tom T. Shimabukuro (2021-08-20). Preliminary Findings of mRNA COVID-19 Vaccine Safety in Pregnant Persons: NEJM. globalresearch.ca Important study by the …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-08-20). Mayo Clinic Q&A podcast: It's like a Code Red hospital alert. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org An overwhelming surge of COVID-19 cases is underway in the U.S. The delta variant continues to spread, the lambda variant is showing up, and some people are refusing to be vaccinated for COVID-19 or wear face masks. "My message today is a hospital term and that's Code Red," says Dr. Gregory Poland, an infectious diseases expert and head of Mayo Clinic's Vaccine Research Group. "It is Code Red in the U.S. and for the globe regarding…

Brian Shilhavy (2021-08-20). Over 32,000 People Dead in Brazil Following COVID-19 Vaccines According to Official Media Report. globalresearch.ca

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-08-20). 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…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-08-20). 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….

South Front (2021-08-20). Video: HTS Congratulates Taliban While Ankara and the Kurds Continue Their Fight. globalresearch.ca

imperial.ac.uk (2021-08-20). Self-healing 'living materials' used as 3D building blocks. imperial.ac.uk Imperial researchers have created 3D building blocks that can heal themselves in response to damage.

Dr. Paul Craig Roberts (2021-08-20). Why Are We Being Deceived About COVID? globalresearch.ca

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-08-20). 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

Janet Menage (2021-08-20). COVID-19: Where Is the Virus? British Medical Journal (BMJ). globalresearch.ca

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-08-20). Science Saturday: Could regenerative medicine relieve neck, back pain? newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Mayo Clinic is looking to regenerative medicine as a potential long-term solution for degenerative disk disease that has for years eluded medical science. Millions of people in the U.S. are afflicted with chronic neck and back pain that often comes after years of wear and tear on the spine. Current treatments provide only temporary relief for this common disorder and finding a cure has been a great challenge for researchers. Wenchun Qu, M.D., Ph.D., a physiatrist and pain…

Anonymous103 (2021-08-20). Donbass In Deadlock As Ukrainian President Makes Indecent Remarks About Russians. southfront.org Illustrative Image Written by Uriel Araujo, researcher with a focus on international and ethnic conflicts. | The situation in Donbass seems to have become a deadlock; Ukrainian authorities in Kiev keep hampering peace negotiations and hostilities go on — for example, last week the Ukrainian military moved at least nine airborne infantry fight vehicles to the disengagement line in…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-08-20). Mayo researchers develop algorithm to predict rheumatoid arthritis disease activity. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Individualized Medicine and Division of Rheumatology have developed a first-of-its-kind machine learning algorithm that can predict rheumatoid arthritis disease activity in a patient. The algorithm analyzes biochemical metabolites ‚Äï the product of the body's metabolism ‚Äï in blood. Close up of rheumatism/arthritis medical examination. "Having fast, reliable and scalable measures for predicting the clinical course of disease activity is an important unmet need for patients with rheumatoid arthritis," says Jaeyun Sung, Ph.D., a computational biologist within the Center…

Global Research News (2021-08-20). Selected Articles: Vaccine Deaths Pile Up Without Media Coverage. globalresearch.ca By Last year…

Paul Antonopoulos (2021-08-20). Ukraine: Will Zelensky Renew Multimillion Dollar Business Ties with Russia after His Presidency? globalresearch.ca

Brian Shilhavy (2021-08-20). CDC's Own Stats Show a "Pandemic of the Vaccinated" with Vaccine Injuries — 2,604,121 Injuries from 571,831 People Reported. globalresearch.ca

Brian Tokar (2021-08-20). On the IPCC's Latest Climate Report: What Does It Tell Us? counterpunch.org If there is a key take-home message, it is that climate science has vastly improved over the past decade in terms of its precision and the degree of confidence in its predictions. Many uncertainties that underlay past reports appear to have been successfully addressed, for example how a once-limited understanding of the behavior and dynamics of clouds were a major source of uncertainty in global climate models.

WSWS (2021-08-20). Video: IYSSE (Australia) holds meeting on coronavirus crisis and resurgence of working-class struggle. wsws.org Students, young people and workers participated in a lively discussion on the homicidal policies being pursued by capitalist governments in the pandemic, and the need for a socialist alternative, oriented to the emerging struggles of the working class.

WSWS (2021-08-20). On first day back to school, five Fayette County, West Virginia students test positive for COVID-19. wsws.org In-person instruction and optional masking are the rule, not the exception, in West Virginia school districts, even in counties where infection rates are already high.

imperial.ac.uk (2021-08-20). Universities can help disadvantaged students fulfil ambitions – Alice Gast. imperial.ac.uk 'Universities are taking matters into their own hands' on fair access, says Imperial's President.

Eleni Schirmer (2021-08-20). Chicago Teachers to the Mayor: Put Human Needs Ahead of Banks. thenation.com Chicago Teachers to the Mayor: Put Human Needs Ahead of Banks…

Prof Michel Chossudovsky (2021-08-19). "The War is Worth Waging": Afghanistan's Vast Reserves of Minerals and Natural Gas. globalresearch.ca The war on Afghanistan is a profit driven "resource war".

Prof Michel Chossudovsky (2021-08-19). Afghanistan's "Color Revolution"? Narcotics and the Opium Trade. globalresearch.ca

Julie Lévesque (2021-08-19). From Afghanistan to Syria: Women's Rights, War Propaganda and the CIA. globalresearch.ca Western heads of state, UN officials, military spokespersons will invariably praise the humanitarian dimension of the October 2001 US-NATO led invasion of Afghanistan, which allegedly was to fight religious fundamentalists, help little girls go to school, liberate women subjected to the yoke of the Taliban.

Hans Stehling (2021-08-19). A Mideast Nuclear War Spearheaded by Israel Would Make Afghanistan Seem Like a Local Conflict Between Armed Factional Groups. globalresearch.ca

Zero Hedge (2021-08-19). Did the NY Fed Confiscate $1.3 Billion in Afghan Gold: Striking Revelations from Afghanistan's Central Bank Chief. globalresearch.ca

Shane Quinn (2021-08-19). US Expansionism in Eurasia, Control over Afghanistan. globalresearch.ca

Tricontinental Institute for Social Research (2021-08-19). Create Two, Three, Many Saigons. That Is the Watchword. towardfreedom.org The Afghans are largely glad to see the back of the U.S. occupation, to be one more Saigon in a long sequence. But this is not a victory for humanity. It will not be easy for Afghanistan to emerge out of these nightmare decades, but the desire to do so can still be heard.

Kit Knightly (2021-08-19). Six Questions We Need to Ask About Afghanistan. globalresearch.ca

Yves Engler (2021-08-19). Afghanistan Was Based on Lies. Will the Militarists Apologize? globalresearch.ca

Global Research News (2021-08-19). Selected Articles: Afghanistan's "Color Revolution" globalresearch.ca By The formation of a US sponsored interim regime should come as no surprise. US withdrawal from Afghanistan has been the object of extensive negotiations between Washington and the Taliban. …

Staff (2021-08-19). "Uncertainty, Fear": How Afghan Women & Ethnic Minorities Feel About Taliban Takeover & U.S. War. democracynow.org We look at how the rights of women and ethnic minorities will be impacted by the Taliban takeover in Afghanistan with two Afghan women who fled their country. Mariam Safi, who left Kabul last month and is founding director of the Organization for Policy Research and Development Studies, says the Taliban's rapid advance across the country surprised many people who had been hoping for a negotiated end to the war. "We had felt that there would be some space for a political settlement," says Safi. "What has happened has certainly caught everyone by surprise." We also speak with journalist Zahra Nader, a member of the…

Global Research News (2021-08-19). Selected Articles: Afghanistan's "Color Revolution": Who Is Ali Ahmad Jalali? globalresearch.ca By The formation of a US sponsored interim regime should come as no surprise. US withdrawal from Afghanistan has been the object of extensive negotiations …

teleSUR (2021-08-19). Creative Associates International: The Face of Regime Change. telesurenglish.net In today's world, the U.S. government not only uses overtly violent methods (wars, invasions, coups, training of domestic death squads, etc.) to achieve regime change. It also uses so-called "soft power" techniques – leadership training, education, economic coercion, etc. – to maintain hegemonic control over the world. And Creative Associates International is a crucial part of that system.

Labor Video Project (2021-08-19). Covid Protections Demanded At CCSF Press Conference "This Is A Life & Death Question"! indybay.org A press conference was held to report on the serious health and safety issues from covid that are threatened if students, faculty and staff return to work without proper education and procedures including testing, masks and vaccinations.

WorkWeek (2021-08-19). WorkWeek On Trumka, Racist Attacks & Hanging Nooses & Privatization Of Education. indybay.org WorkWeek covers the death of former AFL-CIO president Trumka, the racist terror campaign against Black LA Belt line rail workers including hanging nooses. WorkWeek also covers the privatization of public education and the racist xenophobic attacks on Asians and Asian Americans.

_____ (2021-08-19). Biden Education Dept Threatens GOP Leaders With Legal Action, Federal Probes Over Mask Mandate Bans. commondreams.org 750 U.S. military bases still remain around the planet.

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