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2022-01-23: News Headlines

Staff (2022-01-23). Study reveals which alcoholic drink is best at preventing Covid. rt.com Researchers have established a connection between alcohol consumption and Covid-related risks | A team of Chinese scientists has analyzed the association between consumption of various alcoholic beverages and Covid-related risks, bringing some exciting news for wine lovers and disappointment for beer fans. | The researchers, from Shenzhen Kangning Hospital and Southwest Hospital, reviewed 473,957 subjects with an average age of 69 from the UK Biobank database, including 16,559 Covid-positive individuals. They divided them into groups by drinking status (non-drinker, former drinker, and current drinker) and by…

Staff (2022-01-23). Study reveals which alcoholic drink is best at preventing Covid. rt.com Researchers have established a connection between alcohol consumption and Covid-related risks | A team of Chinese scientists has analyzed the association between consumption of various alcoholic beverages and Covid-related risks, bringing some exciting news for wine lovers and disappointment for beer fans. | The researchers, from Shenzhen Kangning Hospital and Southwest Hospital, reviewed 473,957 subjects with an average age of 69 from the UK Biobank database, including 16,559 Covid-positive individuals. They divided them into groups by drinking status (non-drinker, former drinker, and current drinker) and by…

Staff (2022-01-23). Schoolchildren told cloth masks no longer good enough. rt.com Los Angeles students will be forced to wear high-grade face coverings 'at all times' while in school | The Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) has implemented even stricter mask rules for schoolchildren, now requiring students to wear a surgical or other high-grade face covering instead of a cloth mask. | The district Spokesperson Shannon Haber tol…

Staff (2022-01-23). Schoolchildren told cloth masks no longer good enough. rt.com Los Angeles students will be forced to wear high-grade face coverings 'at all times' while in school | The Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) has implemented even stricter mask rules for schoolchildren, now requiring students to wear a surgical or other high-grade face covering instead of a cloth mask. | The district Spokesperson Shannon Haber tol…

KQED (2022-01-23). Thursday 2/3: What You Can Do About Climate Change Teach-in w/ KQED. indybay.org Online teach-in via livestream…

Laurence Caeymaex, Dominique Astruc, Valérie Biran, Leila Marcus, Florence Flamein, Stephane Le Bouedec, Bernard Guillois, Radia Remichi, Faiza Harbi, Xavier Durrmeyer, Florence Casagrande, Nolwenn Le Saché, Darina Todorova, Ali Bilal, Damien Olivier, Audrey Reynaud, Cécile Jacquin, Jean-Christophe Rozé, Richard Layese, Claude Danan, Camille Jung, Fabrice Decobert, Etienne Audureau (2022-01-22). [Articles] An educational programme in neonatal intensive care units (SEPREVEN): a stepped-wedge, cluster-randomised controlled trial. thelancet.com A multiprofessional safety-promoting programme in NICUs reduced the rate of adverse events and severe and preventable adverse events in highly vulnerable patients. This programme could significantly improve care offered to critically ill neonates.

David Swanson (2022-01-22). Video: Introduction | Foreign Policy Primer For U.S. Congressional Candidates. warisacrime.org By RootsAction, January 21, 2022 This RootsAction Zoom call from Wednesday January 19th is the first in a series of events promoting the release of the RootsAction Education Fund's Foreign Policy Primer for U.S. Congressional Candidates. Download the Primer here. RootsAction is joined by retired colonel and diplomat Ann Wright, research and policy team member …

Rosemary D Higgins, Abhik Das (2022-01-22). [Comment] Progress in neonate safety. thelancet.com Safety for neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) patients is essential for care of the most vulnerable infants and their families. Education and adaptation of practices that have evidence-based results can lead to improvement in outcomes, even for the most critically ill neonates.1 There are many reviews of quality improvement initiatives in NICUs to reduce complications.2—5 Adverse events can be reduced through quality-improvement methodology.6…

Fight Back (2022-01-22). WAMM still saying 'No to war' – 40th anniversary celebration. fightbacknews.org Minneapolis, MN – Women Against Military Madness (WAMM) is still saying "No to war" as the group celebrates 40 years of organizing and fighting back. | On January 16, 2022, people gathered on the spot where WAMM held its first demonstration in 1982. They stuck signs in the snowbanks and fences, and their chants were heard for blocks around, "Money for jobs and education, not for war and occupation!" "Coups and sanctions cost lives, we don't believe the media lies!" | Back in January 1982, more than 100 women attended the WAMM's founding conference where they decided, "No meeting without action!" Kristin Dooley, W…

WSWS (2022-01-22). Education secretary threatens UK schools opposing scrapping mask-wearing, unions complicit. wsws.org Zahawi's intervention is the latest in a series of vicious threats levelled against schools and parents for resisting the government's policy of mass infection.

Jorg Muller-Muralt (2022-01-22). 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.

Staff (2022-01-22). Withholding vaccine safety data 'morally indefensible,' medical journal says. rt.com The British Medical Journal criticized Covid-19 vaccine manufacturers for 'reaping vast profits' without proper independent scrutiny | The British Medical Journal (BMJ) has urged public health regulators and pharma majors to immediately release all raw data from Covid-19 vaccine trials for independent scrutiny, arguing that "complete data transparency" was a matter of "public interest." | Branding Big Pharma as "the least trusted industry," a recent op-ed by BMJ editors stated that it was "morally indefensible" that this information remains inaccessible to doctors, researchers and the public, despite the globa…

Hiroyuki Hamada (2022-01-22). The Global Capitalist Cage and the Corona Crisis: "Solutions" by Those Who Have Created "The Problems" globalresearch.ca It's hard to talk about the myriad issues piled in our society in a cohesive way, and when we try, we often get the same response: "What is your solution?" People get frustrated and demand an instant solution to the structural problem they are very much a part of.

_____ (2022-01-22). Capitalists Only 'Trust The Science' When It Suits Their Agenda. popularresistance.org During the Trump presidency, slogans like "Facts Matter" and "#BelieveTheScience" abounded. The idea was that, unlike the outright denial espoused by Republicans, Democrats recognize basic scientific truths about the world, such as the existence of climate change and the dangers of Covid-19. Because they "take science seriously," it's implied, Democrats will propose and enact more scientifically-informed policies. It's been a year since Joe Biden took office on the promise that his respect for science would manifest in more rational policy solutions. So, now is a good time to ask: how's that going? | "Follow the…

_____ (2022-01-22). Capitalists Only 'Trust The Science' When It Suits Their Agenda. popularresistance.org During the Trump presidency, slogans like "Facts Matter" and "#BelieveTheScience" abounded. The idea was that, unlike the outright denial espoused by Republicans, Democrats recognize basic scientific truths about the world, such as the existence of climate change and the dangers of Covid-19. Because they "take science seriously," it's implied, Democrats will propose and enact more scientifically-informed policies. It's been a year since Joe Biden took office on the promise that his respect for science would manifest in more rational policy solutions. So, now is a good time to ask: how's that going? | "Follow the…

Irtiza Qureshi, Mayuri Gogoi, Amani Al-Oraibi, Fatimah Wobi, Daniel Pan, Christopher A Martin, Jonathan Chaloner, Katherine Woolf, Manish Pareek, Laura B Nellums (2022-01-22). [Correspondence] Intersectionality and developing evidence-based policy. thelancet.com It is reassuring to see that ministers in the UK are formally acknowledging how people from minority ethnic (ie, defined here as all ethnicities other than White British) backgrounds have been disproportionately affected by COVID-19. However, crucial gaps exist in the collection, analysis, and translation of data to assess the effects of multiple intersecting factors on individuals and communities. The Science and Technology Committee and Health and Social Care Committee report, Coronavirus: lessons learned to date,1 dedicates thirteen paragraphs to how ethnicity ties into disparities and makes five recommendatio…

_____ (2022-01-22). An Interview with Kamau Franklin Of Community Movement Builders. popularresistance.org Well simply put I think his policies, as predicted by any serious left analysis, have continued the terrible predicament of Black life in america. Biden by his own admission was a moderate and was not destined to do anything particularly helpful for the larger collective Black community. His inability to direct his own party to pass his signature legislation, Build Back Better, is a clear indication of how weak he is politically. His refusal to challenge to do anything on voting rights, to extend the housing moratorium to expand healthcare, to cancel student loans, and lastly to have a coherent national policy on…

WSWS (2022-01-22). Hundreds of Oakland students and teachers show support for student strike during online rally. wsws.org An estimated 500 students and teachers across Oakland participated in an online Zoom meeting organized by students to discuss their strike and COVID-19 safety concerns in the district.

WSWS (2022-01-22). Graduate students at University of Oregon walk out for safe working conditions. wsws.org Graduate workers at the University of Oregon staged a walkout to protest inadequate measures to protect them against the Omicron surge.

WSWS (2022-01-22). Harvard tells students with COVID-19 to "self-isolate" and conduct their own contact tracing. wsws.org In the spring semester, Harvard students who test positive for COVID-19 will not be required to move into university-provided isolation housing but are being advised to "self-isolate" in their dorms or off-campus housing instead.

sputniknews (2022-01-22). Afghan Scholar Claims About 60% of Western Women Over 40 Marry Animals. sputniknews.com Such a statement was made by Islamic theologian and teacher at one of Afghanistan's universities Fazlul Hak Samadi in early January on the Afghan TV channel NoorTV.

Augusta Hopkins (2022-01-22). Walking Meditation honoring Thich Nhat Hanh SUNDAY @ 3pm. indybay.org Let us honor our beloved teacher, peace activist, Zen Master, and poet Thich Nhat Hanh, who joined the great majority. He was 95. It was midnight in Hue 22nd January, 2022 (9am PT 21 Jan 2022) as Thay transitioned. | Thay taught, there is no birth and no death. We are his continuation. | Let us practice as he has taught us. | In celebration of his life and his continuation: | Meet in San Francisco at the Coleridge Mini Park (just off 30th & Mission) @ 3pm Sunday 1/23/2022. | Enjoy gathering there, meditating, singing practice songs, listening to the bell…. | At 3: 15pm we'll begin silent walking meditation, as a…

Augusta Hopkins (2022-01-22). Walking Meditation honoring Thich Nhat Hanh. indybay.org Let us honor our beloved teacher, peace activist, Zen Master, and poet Thich Nhat Hanh, who joined the great majority. He was 95. It was midnight in Hue 22nd January, 2022 (9am PT 21 Jan 2022) as Thay transitioned. | Thay taught, there is no birth and no death. We are his continuation. | Let us practice as he has taught us. | In celebration of his life and his continuation: | Meet in San Francisco at the Coleridge Mini Park (just off 30th & Mission) @ 3pm Sunday 1/23/2022. | Enjoy gathering there, meditating, singing practice songs, listening to the bell…. | At 3: 15pm we'll begin silent walking meditation, as a…

Staff (2022-01-22). Monk linked to mindfulness craze dies at 95. rt.com The Zen master best known for popularizing the idea of being present in the moment has passed away in Vietnam | Thich Nhat Hanh died peacefully in the Tu Hieu Temple in Vietnam, his Zen teaching organization, Plum Village announced on Saturday. The influential Buddhist monk, who was born in 1926, suffered a stroke in recent years, which left him unable to speak or preach. He then expressed a wish to return to the temple where he had been ordained decades ago, and was allowed to spend his final years in his native country. | The monk, often referred-to as the second most prominent Buddhist person after the Dala…

WSWS (2022-01-22). Workers Struggles: Asia and Australia. wsws.org India: Telangana teachers oppose forced transfers; Pakistani police attack health workers in Balochistan; South Korean parcel delivery workers strike; Sunbus drivers hold three-day strike in Queensland…

KQED (2022-01-22). Thursday 2/3: What You Can Do About Climate Change Teach-in w/ KQED. indybay.org Online teach-in via livestream…

WSWS (2022-01-22). Baton Rouge, Louisiana, teacher speaks on local sickout and chaotic conditions in schools. wsws.org The WSWS spoke to a middle school teacher from East Baton Rouge Parish who, along with roughly 750 other teachers, participated in a one-day sickout strike last week to protest unsafe conditions in the schools.

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2022-01-22: News Headlines

Staff (2022-01-22). Video: Introduction | Foreign Policy Primer For U.S. Congressional Candidates. davidswanson.org By RootsAction, January 21, 2022 This RootsAction Zoom call from Wednesday January 19th is the first in a series of events promoting the release of the RootsAction Education Fund's Foreign Policy Primer for U.S. Congressional Candidates. Download the Primer here. RootsAction is joined by retired colonel and diplomat Ann Wright, research and policy team member …

Laurence Caeymaex, Dominique Astruc, Valérie Biran, Leila Marcus, Florence Flamein, Stephane Le Bouedec, Bernard Guillois, Radia Remichi, Faiza Harbi, Xavier Durrmeyer, Florence Casagrande, Nolwenn Le Saché, Darina Todorova, Ali Bilal, Damien Olivier, Audrey Reynaud, Cécile Jacquin, Jean-Christophe Rozé, Richard Layese, Claude Danan, Camille Jung, Fabrice Decobert, Etienne Audureau (2022-01-22). [Articles] An educational programme in neonatal intensive care units (SEPREVEN): a stepped-wedge, cluster-randomised controlled trial. thelancet.com A multiprofessional safety-promoting programme in NICUs reduced the rate of adverse events and severe and preventable adverse events in highly vulnerable patients. This programme could significantly improve care offered to critically ill neonates.

Jorg Muller-Muralt (2022-01-22). 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.

Ediz Tiyansan (2022-01-22). Omicron surge propels U.S. university classes back online. america.cgtn.com With Omicron still raging, U.S. colleges are experiencing deja vu. Many campuses had reopened last fall, taking measures to maintain in-person education. But now they're going back online. Find out more.

Rosemary D Higgins, Abhik Das (2022-01-22). [Comment] Progress in neonate safety. thelancet.com Safety for neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) patients is essential for care of the most vulnerable infants and their families. Education and adaptation of practices that have evidence-based results can lead to improvement in outcomes, even for the most critically ill neonates.1 There are many reviews of quality improvement initiatives in NICUs to reduce complications.2—5 Adverse events can be reduced through quality-improvement methodology.6…

Fight Back (2022-01-22). WAMM still saying 'No to war' – 40th anniversary celebration. fightbacknews.org Minneapolis, MN – Women Against Military Madness (WAMM) is still saying "No to war" as the group celebrates 40 years of organizing and fighting back. | On January 16, 2022, people gathered on the spot where WAMM held its first demonstration in 1982. They stuck signs in the snowbanks and fences, and their chants were heard for blocks around, "Money for jobs and education, not for war and occupation!" "Coups and sanctions cost lives, we don't believe the media lies!" | Back in January 1982, more than 100 women attended the WAMM's founding conference where they decided, "No meeting without action!" Kristin Dooley, W…

WSWS (2022-01-22). Education secretary threatens UK schools opposing scrapping mask-wearing, unions complicit. wsws.org Zahawi's intervention is the latest in a series of vicious threats levelled against schools and parents for resisting the government's policy of mass infection.

David Swanson (2022-01-22). Video: Introduction | Foreign Policy Primer For U.S. Congressional Candidates. warisacrime.org By RootsAction, January 21, 2022 This RootsAction Zoom call from Wednesday January 19th is the first in a series of events promoting the release of the RootsAction Education Fund's Foreign Policy Primer for U.S. Congressional Candidates. Download the Primer here. RootsAction is joined by retired colonel and diplomat Ann Wright, research and policy team member …

Staff (2022-01-22). Withholding vaccine safety data 'morally indefensible,' medical journal says. rt.com The British Medical Journal criticized Covid-19 vaccine manufacturers for 'reaping vast profits' without proper independent scrutiny | The British Medical Journal (BMJ) has urged public health regulators and pharma majors to immediately release all raw data from Covid-19 vaccine trials for independent scrutiny, arguing that "complete data transparency" was a matter of "public interest." | Branding Big Pharma as "the least trusted industry," a recent op-ed by BMJ editors stated that it was "morally indefensible" that this information remains inaccessible to doctors, researchers and the public, despite the globa…

Hiroyuki Hamada (2022-01-22). The Global Capitalist Cage and the Corona Crisis: "Solutions" by Those Who Have Created "The Problems" globalresearch.ca It's hard to talk about the myriad issues piled in our society in a cohesive way, and when we try, we often get the same response: "What is your solution?" People get frustrated and demand an instant solution to the structural problem they are very much a part of.

Irtiza Qureshi, Mayuri Gogoi, Amani Al-Oraibi, Fatimah Wobi, Daniel Pan, Christopher A Martin, Jonathan Chaloner, Katherine Woolf, Manish Pareek, Laura B Nellums (2022-01-22). [Correspondence] Intersectionality and developing evidence-based policy. thelancet.com It is reassuring to see that ministers in the UK are formally acknowledging how people from minority ethnic (ie, defined here as all ethnicities other than White British) backgrounds have been disproportionately affected by COVID-19. However, crucial gaps exist in the collection, analysis, and translation of data to assess the effects of multiple intersecting factors on individuals and communities. The Science and Technology Committee and Health and Social Care Committee report, Coronavirus: lessons learned to date,1 dedicates thirteen paragraphs to how ethnicity ties into disparities and makes five recommendatio…

WSWS (2022-01-22). Graduate students at University of Oregon walk out for safe working conditions. wsws.org Graduate workers at the University of Oregon staged a walkout to protest inadequate measures to protect them against the Omicron surge.

WSWS (2022-01-22). Hundreds of Oakland students and teachers show support for student strike during online rally. wsws.org An estimated 500 students and teachers across Oakland participated in an online Zoom meeting organized by students to discuss their strike and COVID-19 safety concerns in the district.

WSWS (2022-01-22). Harvard tells students with COVID-19 to "self-isolate" and conduct their own contact tracing. wsws.org In the spring semester, Harvard students who test positive for COVID-19 will not be required to move into university-provided isolation housing but are being advised to "self-isolate" in their dorms or off-campus housing instead.

Augusta Hopkins (2022-01-22). Walking Meditation honoring Thich Nhat Hanh. indybay.org Let us honor our beloved teacher, peace activist, Zen Master, and poet Thich Nhat Hanh, who joined the great majority. He was 95. It was midnight in Hue 22nd January, 2022 (9am PT 21 Jan 2022) as Thay transitioned. | Thay taught, there is no birth and no death. We are his continuation. | Let us practice as he has taught us. | In celebration of his life and his continuation: | Meet in San Francisco at the Coleridge Mini Park (just off 30th & Mission) @ 3pm Sunday 1/23/2022. | Enjoy gathering there, meditating, singing practice songs, listening to the bell…. | At 3: 15pm we'll begin silent walking meditation, as a…

sputniknews (2022-01-22). Afghan Scholar Claims About 60% of Western Women Over 40 Marry Animals. sputniknews.com Such a statement was made by Islamic theologian and teacher at one of Afghanistan's universities Fazlul Hak Samadi in early January on the Afghan TV channel NoorTV.

KQED (2022-01-22). Thursday 2/3: What You Can Do About Climate Change Teach-in w/ KQED. indybay.org Online teach-in via livestream…

WSWS (2022-01-22). Workers Struggles: Asia and Australia. wsws.org India: Telangana teachers oppose forced transfers; Pakistani police attack health workers in Balochistan; South Korean parcel delivery workers strike; Sunbus drivers hold three-day strike in Queensland…

Augusta Hopkins (2022-01-22). Walking Meditation honoring Thich Nhat Hanh SUNDAY @ 3pm. indybay.org Let us honor our beloved teacher, peace activist, Zen Master, and poet Thich Nhat Hanh, who joined the great majority. He was 95. It was midnight in Hue 22nd January, 2022 (9am PT 21 Jan 2022) as Thay transitioned. | Thay taught, there is no birth and no death. We are his continuation. | Let us practice as he has taught us. | In celebration of his life and his continuation: | Meet in San Francisco at the Coleridge Mini Park (just off 30th & Mission) @ 3pm Sunday 1/23/2022. | Enjoy gathering there, meditating, singing practice songs, listening to the bell…. | At 3: 15pm we'll begin silent walking meditation, as a…

WSWS (2022-01-22). Baton Rouge, Louisiana, teacher speaks on local sickout and chaotic conditions in schools. wsws.org The WSWS spoke to a middle school teacher from East Baton Rouge Parish who, along with roughly 750 other teachers, participated in a one-day sickout strike last week to protest unsafe conditions in the schools.

Staff (2022-01-22). Monk linked to mindfulness craze dies at 95. rt.com The Zen master best known for popularizing the idea of being present in the moment has passed away in Vietnam | Thich Nhat Hanh died peacefully in the Tu Hieu Temple in Vietnam, his Zen teaching organization, Plum Village announced on Saturday. The influential Buddhist monk, who was born in 1926, suffered a stroke in recent years, which left him unable to speak or preach. He then expressed a wish to return to the temple where he had been ordained decades ago, and was allowed to spend his final years in his native country. | The monk, often referred-to as the second most prominent Buddhist person after the Dala…

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2022-01-21). China Launches Global South Economic Alliance to Challenge US 'Unilateralism' and 'Cold-War Mentality'. libya360.wordpress.com Benjamin Norton China is leading an international effort to develop alliances to counter US hegemony. In March 2021, 17 nations — many led by anti-imperialist and progressive governments, including Cuba, Venezuela, Nicaragua, and Bolivia among others — formed a diplomatic alliance called the Group of Friends in Defense of the Charter of the United Nations,…

_____ (2022-01-21). Deepening The Higher Education Divide. popularresistance.org American mythology promises upward mobility, and college can provide an important first step up the class ladder. With the rise of the "knowledge economy" and the decline of industrial jobs and unions, some insisted that education is the answer to economic displacement. If you can't earn a stable, living wage as a steelworker, go to college and become a nurse or a computer programmer. And if you didn't make that choice, it's your own fault that you're struggling. After all, college was affordable, accessible, and varied. You could commute to campus, take evening classes, cover tuition with loans and grants, and w…

Staff (2022-01-21). Abortion is Essential: Stories of Liberation. aclu.org The ability to decide whether and when to have children is essential to allowing people to control their own lives and futures. For many, having access to affordable abortion care opens the door to fulfilling educational and career goals, better parenting, staying true to gender identities, and other critical parts of life that everyone should have the ability to choose for themselves. No politician should make those decisions for us. | This month, we're launching a storytelling series in partnership with

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

In Defense of Liberation! (2022-01-21). We Must Fight, We Must Resist w/Zitkato, cohost of Bands of Turtle Island! anchor.fm Yet another great episode with the host of Bands of Turtle Island, Zitkato! Hope you enjoy it! Check out Zitkato's stuff: Patreon is "Zitkato's Research and Podcasting" and other content can or will be found on Jacobin, the Real News Network, Red Media, and Bands of Turtle Island! If you're interested in donating, please reach out to indefenseofliberation@gmail.com

Staff (2022-01-21). Human eyes hold key to predicting imminent death — study. rt.com Researchers have linked increased mortality risks to the condition of a person's retina | A new, "reliable indicator" of a person's health problems, ones that may cause early death, has been found by a team of international scientists. Using artificial intelligence (AI) techniques, researchers studied the eyes of nearly 47,000 people and concluded that the state of our retina may signal a heightened risk of death. | The study,

Global Research News (2022-01-21). Selected Articles: The 5G Roll Out: EMF Radiation, Devastating Health Impacts, Social and Economic Implications. Crimes Against Humanity? globalresearch.ca By The roll out of the new C-Band 5G service by AT&T and Verizon …

imperial.ac.uk (2022-01-21). Imperial researchers help inform the development of the National AI White Paper. imperial.ac.uk The Forum organised a roundtable with Imperial researchers and the government Office for AI to discuss the government's upcoming AI White Paper…

Mark Gruenberg (2022-01-21). Virus skews union density figures downward in 2021. peoplesworld.org WASHINGTON—Union membership declined by 241,000 nationwide in 2021, to 14.012 million, compared to the year before, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported. But it also cautioned the coronavirus pandemic skewed the statistics, compiled from a survey of 60,000 households nationwide. And, as usual, unionists' median weekly earnings were far ahead of those of their non-union …

_____ (2022-01-21). Seven Hawaii Public Schools Still Can't Use Tap Water. popularresistance.org Nearly two months after tests revealed tainted water coming from the faucets at more than a half dozen public schools, health officials say it's still not safe to use the tap. The schools are all on the Navy's water lines, which are contaminated with fuel from the Red Hill underground storage facility. There is no timeline for when the taps will be turned back on. To get by, school staff have been hauling bottles of water into classrooms and setting up sanitation stations so students can wash their hands. All the disruption has even the youngest keiki asking questions. "They asked me why did they put the tanks by…

_____ (2022-01-21). Biden And His Promises, Promises. popularresistance.org Every time I watch or read news updates on another promise that Joe Biden has reneged on, I hear this song in my head, jaunty synthesizer music and all. Because I seriously cannot figure out why people believed this guy and all his promises. | Remember the promise he made to cancel $10,000 in student loan debt for everyone? Has it happened? Nope. What he has done instead was to extend the loan payment suspension first until January 2022, with payments originally set to resume in February 2022. Then after a nationwide outcry from those burdened with student loans that were coming due in the new year with no relief…

Bonnie Christilaw (2022-01-21). Victory for striking students at Columbia University. peoplesworld.org NEW YORK — On the morning of Jan. 7, Student Workers of Columbia announced that they had reached a tentative agreement with Columbia University, and overwhelmingly voted in favor of ending their strike. Student Workers of Columbia, or "SWC" (UAW Local 2110) was first recognized by the National Labor Relations Board in 2017 and has …

Editor2 (2022-01-21). Al-Haq Condemns Attack by the Israeli Occupying Forces on Birzeit University Students. orinocotribune.com On Monday afternoon, on 10 January 2022, the Israeli Occupying Forces (IOF) raided Birzeit University campus, north of Ramallah, arresting five students in front of the eastern university entrance.Approximately 14 members of the IOF, some with regular uniforms and others from special forces, some of whom were masked, attacked student representatives as they attended a meeting of student unions (political fractions) in Birzeit University. Local sources say that the IOF drove a white windowless van, usually used for moving goods, with a Palestinian registration plate to access the grounds of the university campus,…

WSWS (2022-01-21). High school students stage walkouts in Texas and Colorado amid wave of student protests. wsws.org With more teachers and students getting sick with COVID, students across the country have demanded increased safety measures.

imperial.ac.uk (2022-01-21). Imperial community 'listen and learn from one another' in history dialogue. imperial.ac.uk Imperial's community dialogue about the College's history and legacy concludes with a staff and student forum on Wednesday 26 January.

ecns.cn (2022-01-21). More students stick to winter sport practice in rural China. ecns.cn Since the winter vacation started, a fishing pond in Pingluo County of northwest China's Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region has always been full of cheers and laughter between 10 a.m."In the past two years, I hardly get cold and also met many friends, which is much more fun than staying at home alone," she said.

A Guest Author (2022-01-21). Students and teachers fight for safe schools. workers.org By Judy Greenspan and Minnie Bruce Pratt In the struggle over public schools, the question is what will win out — churning out workers for the profit system or safety for the people? Students hold the demands of Chicago's Radical Youth Alliance at a rally outside Chicago Public School headquarters, . . . |

_____ (2022-01-21). Farmers Reject Nicor's Pipe Dream. popularresistance.org Pembroke Township, Illinois -‚ÄâAt the end of a maze of dirt roads lies a 40-acre teaching farm called Black Oaks Center, where local residents gathered on a Sunday in November 2021 for a farmland restoration workshop and community gathering. "If you all want to bust wood again, they're out there," said Dr. Jifunza Wright-Carter‚Äâ—‚Äâwho runs the center with her husband, Fred Carter‚Äâ—‚Äâto the newest arrivals. Some joined the group clearing felled trees for off-grid homesteading, while others stayed inside to warm…

WSWS (2022-01-21). Hundreds of thousands of educators, children infected in Spanish schools. wsws.org The deliberate mass infection of pupils and teachers with COVID-19 is a part of the PSOE-Podemos government's policy of allowing the virus to become endemic.

WSWS (2022-01-21). New Mexico governor calls in National Guard to substitute teach as educators and child care workers fall ill from COVID. wsws.org With outbreaks of the Omicron variant resulting in staff shortages at schools, the Democratic governor is mobilizing military forces to act as replacements to keep schools running and parents working to produce profits during the pandemic.

Staff (2022-01-21). Schools defy Johnson's Covid relaxations. rt.com Over 100 UK headteachers have insisted masks must still be worn | Hundreds of British schools are set to defy Prime Minister Boris Johnson after he announced on Wednesday that masks will no longer be needed in schools, when Plan B rules elapse next week, according to reports in British media. | More than 100 headteachers have already written to parents to inform them that their children will still be required to wear facemasks in the classrooms. | Several schools said the policy would be in place "until further notice," citing high regional levels of Covid-19; coronavirus prevalence remains high in England's n…

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