2021-01-18: News Headlines

WSWS (2021-01-18). Ontario teacher denounces unions' "feckless response" to government's ruinous handling of the pandemic. wsws.org "What is emerging among educators not just in Ontario or Canada, but throughout the world is the realization that educators must rely on our biggest asset and resource—that is ourselves!"

WSWS (2021-01-18). Canadian educators must mount a political struggle to oppose school reopenings and save lives. wsws.org Whatever the specific timetables of the various provincial governments, they are all determined to force educators, students, and support staff back into unsafe school buildings as the COVID-19 pandemic surges.

MEE staff (2021-01-18). Israel bans schools from hosting rights groups critical of occupation. middleeasteye.net Israel bans schools from hosting rights groups critical of occupation | The announcement came after Likud complained about the director of rights group B'Tselem who was scheduled to give a talk at a school in Haifa | Mon, 01/18/2021 – 14: 48 | Despite the order on Sunday, the director of B'Tselem, Hagai El-Ad, gave a scheduled lecture to students in the Hebrew Reali School in Haifa (AFP) | Israel's Education M…

Stephen Lendman (2021-01-18). Fortress Washington Occupied and Militarized. globalresearch.ca What's going on in the nation's capital is unprecedented. | Around 25,000 troops, unknown numbers of secret service agents, other federal security forces, and local police turned the city into a blockaded armed camp ahead of illegitimate transition of power on …

Aline Maciel (2021-01-18). Brazil Elections Boost Environmental Violators to High Office in Amazon. globalresearch.ca More than a hundred candidates who ran in municipal elections last November in cities across Brazil's Amazonian states are on the environmental regulator's "dirty list" for violations committed over the past decade. | That's the finding from an analysis by Agência …

Paul Antonopoulos (2021-01-18). Meeting Between Moldovan and Ukrainian Leaders Was to Coordinate Actions Against Russia. globalresearch.ca The visit of Moldovan President Maia Sandu to Ukraine last week is the first interaction between the two neighboring countries at the highest level in recent years. For Sandu, this trip became her foreign policy premiere since she became president …

Jasmine Norden (2021-01-18). Pressure is mounting on the government to 'do the right thing' and keep the Universal Credit uplift. thecanary.co Calls have According to new research by the Resolution Foundation, removing the uplift could push thousands of households into poverty as the UK continues to deal with the economic effects of coronavirus (Covid-19). | Karl Handscomb, senior economist at the Resolution Foundation, said: The living standards outlook for 2021 looks bleak at present — but the G…

Barbara Loe Fisher (2021-01-18). WHO: No Guarantee COVID Vaccines Will Prevent People from Being Infected. globalresearch.ca At a virtual press conference held by the World Health Organization officials warned there is no clear evidence COVID-19 vaccines are effective at preventing asymptomatic infection and transmission. | *** | At a

Steve Watson (2021-01-18). Microsoft, Big Tech Coalition Developing Rockefeller Funded COVID Vaccine Passports. globalresearch.ca A coalition of big tech companies, including Microsoft is The group is calling …

Marco Cáceres (2021-01-18). No Evidence COVID-19 Vaccines Will Block Spread of Coronavirus. globalresearch.ca On Nov. 9, 2020, Pfizer, Inc. announced that the experimental messenger RNA (mRNA) BNT162b2 vaccine for COVID-19 it developed in partnership with Germany's BioNTech SE had an efficacy rate of 90 percent, based on the results of human clinical trials …

Children's Health Defense (2021-01-18). 'Perfectly Healthy' Florida Doctor Dies Weeks After Getting Pfizer COVID Vaccine. globalresearch.ca Miami medical examiner is investigating the death of 56-year-old Dr. Gregory Michael who reportedly died from a rare autoimmune disease 15 days after being vaccinated. Michael's wife wants her husband's death to serve as a warning to others. | *** | The …

Julian Rose (2021-01-18). Fighting a Corona Phantom. globalresearch.ca The Great Covid Hoax | Covid 19 is a phantom. Slaying a phantom is what the mythic Spanish hero Don Quijote attempted to do by 'tilting at windmills' he imagined to be monsters. But now almost everybody has got into the …

Adam Dick (2021-01-18). Drawing Lots with Coronavirus Vaccination. globalresearch.ca There were delays and some people were turned away at San Diego's new "Vaccination Super Station" near PetCo Park on Wednesday after, in a short time period, six people had allergic reactions after receiving their experimental coronavirus vaccine shots. | In …

Prof Michel Chossudovsky (2021-01-18). US Never Ending Wars: Thirty Years Ago, America's "First War" against Iraq. globalresearch.ca Thirty years ago. The so-called "Gulf War" (Iraq War I) was launched against Iraq on January 17, 1991. | Extensive crimes against humanity have been committed. | On January 16, President George H. Walker Bush announced the start of what was called …

Carey Gillam (2021-01-18). A Death and a Settlement as Bayer Continues Trying to End Roundup Litigation. globalresearch.ca Seven months after Bayer AG

Peace Now (2021-01-18). 780 West Bank Settlement Housing Units In Palestinian Lands, Approved Ahead of US Presidential Transition. globalresearch.ca 780 housing units in settlements, most of them deep in the West Bank (714 units (92%) in settlements that Israel will have to evacuate under a …

Joanna Frew (2021-01-18). Drone Proliferation Update, January 2021. globalresearch.ca Over the last few months have seen a number of significant developments in relation to the increasing proliferation of armed drones. The most significant of these have been the use of Turkish Bayraktar TB-2's in the conflict in Nagorno-Karabakh which …

Megan Sherman (2021-01-18). "Leaking": Digital Activism Is Today's New Radicalism. globalresearch.ca A new radicalism is rocking the foundations of modern politics, rapidly destroying venerated but defunct notions about our political systems and replacing them with new activism and political configurations of astonishing sophistication and power. Though there remain unresolved problems and …

Carlos Zorrilla (2021-01-18). If the Frogs Should Win. globalresearch.ca Two frogs no more than four centimetres in length: they seem so insignificant. But much is riding on them, namely a constitutional court case that could stop mining development in most of Ecuador. | The Long Nose Harlequin Frog, last seen …

Rod Driver (2021-01-18). Toxic Sludge Is Good for You — Corporate Propaganda and Public Relations. globalresearch.ca This is the second in a series of 4 posts about propaganda. The title of the previous post is 'You are Surrounded by Propaganda'. The title of this post is taken from the book of the same name by John …

Stephen Sefton (2021-01-18). Western Society in Crisis: Repression and Impoverishment of Their Own People. globalresearch.ca Ever since at least the Iraq War of 2003, the fundamental alternatives facing North American and European elites have been constant. One alternative might have been to accept a certain loss of global power so as to share global influence …

Ernst Wolff (2021-01-18). The Digital-Financial Complex is the True Center of Power: "Is the Goal to Ignite Massive Civil Unrest?" globalresearch.ca On Tuesday, the U.S. Army General Staff issued a memorandum strongly condemning the violent riots in Washington on January 6 and announcing that the U.S. military will "obey lawful orders of civilian leadership" and "defend the U.S. Constitution against all …

Prof Michael Hudson (2021-01-18). America versus China: The Consequences of Moving from Industrial to Financial Capitalism. globalresearch.ca Michael Hudson: Well, I'm honored to be here on the same show with Pepe and discuss our mutual concern. And I think you have to frame the whole issue that China is thriving, and the West has reached the end …

Jack Dresser (2021-01-18). The Corona Crisis: The Conspiracy Is Obvious. Here Are Facts to Construct a Theory. globalresearch.ca "We just want the facts, please." —Detective Joe Friday, Dragnet | "You notice a powerful and obnoxious odor of mendacity in this room?" The question boomed by Big Daddy in Tennessee Williams' Cat on a Hot Tin Roof may have never …

S. M. Smyth (2021-01-18). The Politics of Insanity: Sick or Sinful? globalresearch.ca [T]his view rests on … mistaking or confusing what is real with what is imitation; literal meaning with metaphorical meaning; medicine with morals… — Thomas Szaz | Society highly values its normal man. It educates children to lose themselves and to …

M. K. Bhadrakumar (2021-01-17). Preview of Biden's Foreign Policy Shifts. globalresearch.ca In his first media

Ben Terrall (2021-01-17). The Indonesian Massacres of 1965-1966. counterpunch.org Of all the tragic events of the 20th Century, the 1965-1966 campaign of mass killing in Indonesia is among the least known in the U.S. Researchers estimate that the Washington-backed Indonesian military and its civilian militias killed up to one million people. Around a million others were arbitrarily imprisoned with little to no legal process,

Joyce Chediac (2021-01-17). Thirty years Ago. The 1991 Gulf War: The Massacre of Withdrawing Soldiers on "The Highway of Death" globalresearch.ca I want to give testimony on what are called the "highways of death." These are the two Kuwaiti roadways, littered with remains of 2,000 mangled Iraqi military vehicles, and the charred and dismembered bodies of tens of thousands of …

Stephen Lendman (2021-01-17). Brave New Dystopian World Order Unfolding. Silencing Dissent. globalresearch.ca Brave new world dystopia is unfolding in plain sight, freedoms as once known fast eroding. | Are they heading for elimination altogether in the West and elsewhere? | Is totalitarian rule enforced by police state harshness becoming the new abnormal? | Is the …

MEE and agencies (2021-01-17). Australian father and son released by Qatar after months jailed without charge. middleeasteye.net Australian father and son released by Qatar after months jailed without charge | Advocacy group says the two men, one a professor who had been on Doha's Covid-19 task force, were secretly detained and tortured | Sun, 01/17/2021 – 09: 59 | Professor Lukman Thalib (right) received a teaching award at Qatar University in 2018. He is a public health expert and helped Qatar with its Covid-19 re…

Zero Hedge (2021-01-17). Health Experts Call for Suspension of Pfizer Vaccination Among Elderly After Norway Deaths. globalresearch.ca Update (1630ET): In what can only be described as a somewhat concerning turn of events, health experts from Wuhan, China, called on Norway and other countries to suspend the use of mRNA-based COVID-19 vaccines produced by companies such as …

Robert F. Kennedy Jr (2021-01-17). Vaccines: "Death by Coincidence". Robert F. Kennedy Jr. globalresearch.ca Declarations by health officials and vaccine makers that deaths and injuries following COVID vaccinations are unrelated coincidences are becoming a pattern. | They're also depriving people of the information they need to make informed decisions. | The official handling last week of …

Prof Michel Chossudovsky (2021-01-17). The 2020 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.

Manlio Dinucci (2021-01-17). Thirty Years Ago: The Gulf War. globalresearch.ca Thirty years ago, in the early hours of January 17, 1991, Operation "Desert Storm" began in the Persian Gulf, this war against Iraq opened the sequence of wars after the Cold War. The USA and its allies launched it at …

Shawgi Tell (2021-01-17). Cyber Charter Schools: Neoliberals Determined to Commodify More Students. dissidentvoice.org The parasitic seizure of social wealth by the rich has intensified in recent years and promises to increase in 2021. While the stock market soars to artificial new heights, the productive sector of the economy continues to steadily disintegrate, leaving the financial oligarchy with fewer options to maximize profit over time. This in turn is …

Steven Sahiounie (2021-01-17). Aleppo: Industrial Capital of Syria Rises from the Ashes. globalresearch.ca Saint Simeon, on the outskirts of Aleppo, was the largest church in the world in the fifth century. After Islam arrived in Syria, the country has remained a dense mixture of cultures and faiths, living in tolerance and cooperation until …

teleSUR (2021-01-17). The Economy Took Center Stage in Ecuador's Presidential Debate. telesurenglish.net On Saturday night, 16 presidential candidates attended a mandatory debate organized by the National Electoral Council (CNE). | RELATED: | Their debate is scheduled to take place over two days and will cover four topics: health, education, and vulnerable groups; economy and employment; corruption and democratic institutions; and international relations and human rights. | The candidates were divided into two groups of e…

Dr. Rudolf Hà§nsel (2021-01-17). Call for Action: The Necessary Struggle of the Personal Conscience Against "The New World Order" globalresearch.ca What could be more natural than to enjoy and draw strength from the wisdom of great European poets and thinkers such as Goethe, Schiller, Rolland or Camus? Are we not all — every single one! — urgently called upon to …

Global Research News (2021-01-16). Selected Articles: Martin Luther King Day 2021. globalresearch.ca By January 15 is the day on which Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was born, in Atlanta, Georgia, …

_____ (2021-01-16). Water Protectors Chain Themselves Inside Enbridge Line 3 Pipe. popularresistance.org Minnesota – Water protectors were arrested Thursday after halting construction at a Minnesota worksite for Enbridge's Line 3 project by locking themselves together inside a pipe segment. | "After moving to Minnesota to attend college and study environmental science, I was excited to be in a place where people valued protecting the Earth and finding a viable future. What I found, however, was a state that had formed 'ambitious' climate goals yet endorsed one of the dirtiest fossil fuels, tar sands oil," water protector Abby Hornberger said in a statement. "I realized that Indigenous ways of knowing and practicing…

WSWS (2021-01-16). Sri Lankan education safety committee holds well-attended online meeting. wsws.org Participants discussed the need to build a network of education action committees to stop the spread of COVID-19 and save lives.

WSWS (2021-01-16). Network Meeting of the Action Committees for Safe Education: Pupils, workers and students discuss perspectives for a European-wide general strike. wsws.org In introducing the meeting, Gregor Link of the International Youth and Students for Social Equality referred to the now almost 400,000 confirmed COVID deaths in the European Union.

Michael Welch (2021-01-16). Wednesday, January 6, 2021: The Siege on Capitol Hill. The Impeachment of Donald Trump. globalresearch.ca "The purpose of impeachment is to get somebody out of office. If they're already out of office what's the purpose? It's all a political act, and the Establishment getting rid of a non-establishment figure who was seen as a treat …

Mark Gruenberg (2021-01-15). Coronavirus causes 35% weekly hike in jobless claim applications. peoplesworld.org WASHINGTON—More closures due to the fight against community spread of the coronavirus led to a 35% increase in combined applications for state and federal jobless aid in the week ending Jan. 9, compared to the week before, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported. BLS said 1.435 million workers sought state (1,151,015 claims) and federal pandemic …

Dr. Ari Joffe (2021-01-15). COVID-19: Rethinking the Lockdown Groupthink. globalresearch.ca Abstract | The Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) has caused the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) worldwide pandemic in 2020. In response, most countries in the world implemented lockdowns, restricting their population's movements, work, education, gatherings, and general activities in …

South Front (2021-01-15). Video: Israel and US Efforts in Large-scale Strikes on Iranian Infrastructure in Syria. globalresearch.ca The first two weeks of 2021 have, so far, been marked by an incredible increase in Israeli activity in the skies over Syria. | The most intense strike took place on January 13 morning hitting multiple Syrian and Iranian-affiliated targets in …

Stephen Lendman (2021-01-15). Trump Hardliners Poisoning US-China Relations. Pompeo "Spreads Political Viruses" globalresearch.ca In its waning days in power, Trump regime hardliners are going all-out to more greatly deteriorate US relations with China than already — Pompeo leading the assault. | Mindful of what's going on with more coming, China's Foreign Ministry spokesman Zhao …

Staff (2021-01-15). 2020 Is Tied for the Hottest Year on Record, NASA Says. truthout.org 2020 tied with 2016 for the hottest year on record, signaling a dangerous trend in the ongoing climate crisis, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) announced on Thursday. | The year's global temperature average very narrowly exceeded that of 2016, but not by a statistically significant amount,

Tamara Pearson (2021-01-15). Absence of Abortion Rights is Depriving Latin America of Agency and the Right to Thrive. counterpunch.org I can't mention her name, because she is a child. Twelve at the time, she was too young to legally work, but not too young to be forced to be a parent. She was a student of mine, and I remember, just a few years ago, playing the bridge game with her. She laughed with

Staff (2021-01-15). Battleground Baltimore, Jan. 15. therealnews.com One reason why The Real News Network calls Baltimore home is because we know that the struggles that the people in this majority-minority city face (unequitable access to resources like education, clean air, and transportation, for example) are the struggles people face all over the globe. This is the second installment of our weekly news roundup from the Baltimore trenches, which we hope will help keep our friends and neighbors abreast of what's going on in our city, but we also hope these stories will resonate with people united in the struggle everywhere. | Baltimore Police/D.C. Insurrection | We are all st…

2021-01-17: News Headlines

M. K. Bhadrakumar (2021-01-17). Preview of Biden's Foreign Policy Shifts. globalresearch.ca In his first media

Zero Hedge (2021-01-17). Health Experts Call for Suspension of Pfizer Vaccination Among Elderly After Norway Deaths. globalresearch.ca Update (1630ET): In what can only be described as a somewhat concerning turn of events, health experts from Wuhan, China, called on Norway and other countries to suspend the use of mRNA-based COVID-19 vaccines produced by companies such as …

MEE and agencies (2021-01-17). Australian father and son released by Qatar after months jailed without charge. middleeasteye.net Australian father and son released by Qatar after months jailed without charge | Advocacy group says the two men, one a professor who had been on Doha's Covid-19 task force, were secretly detained and tortured | Sun, 01/17/2021 – 09: 59 | Professor Lukman Thalib (right) received a teaching award at Qatar University in 2018. He is a public health expert and helped Qatar with its Covid-19 re…

Ben Terrall (2021-01-17). Revisiting the Indonesian Massacres of 1965-1966. counterpunch.org Of all the tragic events of the 20th Century, the 1965-1966 campaign of mass killing in Indonesia is among the least known in the U.S. Researchers estimate that the Washington-backed Indonesian military and its civilian militias killed up to one million people. Around a million others were arbitrarily imprisoned with little to no legal process,

Stephen Lendman (2021-01-17). Brave New Dystopian World Order Unfolding. Silencing Dissent. globalresearch.ca Brave new world dystopia is unfolding in plain sight, freedoms as once known fast eroding. | Are they heading for elimination altogether in the West and elsewhere? | Is totalitarian rule enforced by police state harshness becoming the new abnormal? | Is the …

Joyce Chediac (2021-01-17). Thirty years Ago. The 1991 Gulf War: The Massacre of Withdrawing Soldiers on "The Highway of Death" globalresearch.ca I want to give testimony on what are called the "highways of death." These are the two Kuwaiti roadways, littered with remains of 2,000 mangled Iraqi military vehicles, and the charred and dismembered bodies of tens of thousands of …

Ben Terrall (2021-01-17). The Indonesian Massacres of 1965-1966. counterpunch.org Of all the tragic events of the 20th Century, the 1965-1966 campaign of mass killing in Indonesia is among the least known in the U.S. Researchers estimate that the Washington-backed Indonesian military and its civilian militias killed up to one million people. Around a million others were arbitrarily imprisoned with little to no legal process,

Robert F. Kennedy Jr (2021-01-17). Vaccines: "Death by Coincidence". Robert F. Kennedy Jr. globalresearch.ca Declarations by health officials and vaccine makers that deaths and injuries following COVID vaccinations are unrelated coincidences are becoming a pattern. | They're also depriving people of the information they need to make informed decisions. | The official handling last week of …

Peter Koenig (2021-01-17). The Sheep Syndrome. globalresearch.ca Today and during the last few days new "measures" — restrictions of freedom imposed by governments for reasons of "public health security", i. e. preventing the spread of covid infections — have been tightened throughout Europe. Literally, these treacherous governments …

Prof Michel Chossudovsky (2021-01-17). The 2020 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.

Manlio Dinucci (2021-01-17). Thirty Years Ago: The Gulf War. globalresearch.ca Thirty years ago, in the early hours of January 17, 1991, Operation "Desert Storm" began in the Persian Gulf, this war against Iraq opened the sequence of wars after the Cold War. The USA and its allies launched it at …

Shawgi Tell (2021-01-17). Cyber Charter Schools: Neoliberals Determined to Commodify More Students. dissidentvoice.org The parasitic seizure of social wealth by the rich has intensified in recent years and promises to increase in 2021. While the stock market soars to artificial new heights, the productive sector of the economy continues to steadily disintegrate, leaving the financial oligarchy with fewer options to maximize profit over time. This in turn is …

Dr. Rudolf Hà§nsel (2021-01-17). Call for Action: The Necessary Struggle of the Personal Conscience Against "The New World Order" globalresearch.ca What could be more natural than to enjoy and draw strength from the wisdom of great European poets and thinkers such as Goethe, Schiller, Rolland or Camus? Are we not all — every single one! — urgently called upon to …

teleSUR (2021-01-17). The Economy Took Center Stage in Ecuador's Presidential Debate. telesurenglish.net On Saturday night, 16 presidential candidates attended a mandatory debate organized by the National Electoral Council (CNE). | RELATED: | Their debate is scheduled to take place over two days and will cover four topics: health, education, and vulnerable groups; economy and employment; corruption and democratic institutions; and international relations and human rights. | The candidates were divided into two groups of e…

Steven Sahiounie (2021-01-17). Aleppo: Industrial Capital of Syria Rises from the Ashes. globalresearch.ca Saint Simeon, on the outskirts of Aleppo, was the largest church in the world in the fifth century. After Islam arrived in Syria, the country has remained a dense mixture of cultures and faiths, living in tolerance and cooperation until …

_____ (2021-01-16). Water Protectors Chain Themselves Inside Enbridge Line 3 Pipe. popularresistance.org Minnesota – Water protectors were arrested Thursday after halting construction at a Minnesota worksite for Enbridge's Line 3 project by locking themselves together inside a pipe segment. | "After moving to Minnesota to attend college and study environmental science, I was excited to be in a place where people valued protecting the Earth and finding a viable future. What I found, however, was a state that had formed 'ambitious' climate goals yet endorsed one of the dirtiest fossil fuels, tar sands oil," water protector Abby Hornberger said in a statement. "I realized that Indigenous ways of knowing and practicing…

Global Research News (2021-01-16). Selected Articles: Martin Luther King Day 2021. globalresearch.ca By January 15 is the day on which Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was born, in Atlanta, Georgia, …

WSWS (2021-01-16). Sri Lankan education safety committee holds well-attended online meeting. wsws.org Participants discussed the need to build a network of education action committees to stop the spread of COVID-19 and save lives.

WSWS (2021-01-16). Network Meeting of the Action Committees for Safe Education: Pupils, workers and students discuss perspectives for a European-wide general strike. wsws.org In introducing the meeting, Gregor Link of the International Youth and Students for Social Equality referred to the now almost 400,000 confirmed COVID deaths in the European Union.

Michael Welch (2021-01-16). Wednesday, January 6, 2021: The Siege on Capitol Hill. The Impeachment of Donald Trump. globalresearch.ca "The purpose of impeachment is to get somebody out of office. If they're already out of office what's the purpose? It's all a political act, and the Establishment getting rid of a non-establishment figure who was seen as a treat …

Dr. Binoy Kampmark (2021-01-15). Encircling China and Praising India: The US Strategic Framework for the Indo-Pacific. asia-pacificresearch.com

Staff (2021-01-15). 2020 Is Tied for the Hottest Year on Record, NASA Says. truthout.org 2020 tied with 2016 for the hottest year on record, signaling a dangerous trend in the ongoing climate crisis, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) announced on Thursday. | The year's global temperature average very narrowly exceeded that of 2016, but not by a statistically significant amount,

Jeremy Nichols (2021-01-15). Last Trump Sale of Public Lands for Fracking Prompts Outrage and Hope. counterpunch.org Trump has made it a goal to sell as much public land as possible for fracking over the last four years, but thankfully after today, the administration's pro-fossil fuel, climate and science denying, anti-public agenda will finally come to an end. That's because today marks the last federal oil and gas lease sale to be

Mark Gruenberg (2021-01-15). Coronavirus causes 35% weekly hike in jobless claim applications. peoplesworld.org WASHINGTON—More closures due to the fight against community spread of the coronavirus led to a 35% increase in combined applications for state and federal jobless aid in the week ending Jan. 9, compared to the week before, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported. BLS said 1.435 million workers sought state (1,151,015 claims) and federal pandemic …

Roberta Wood (2021-01-15). Communists like my uncle were sent to prison because they fought for democracy. peoplesworld.org My late uncle, LeRoy H. Wood, spent years in a federal prison in Lewisburg, Pa., for what he did in Washington, D.C. Roy was convicted of "conspiring to teach the advocacy of the overthrow of the U.S. government by force and violence." No, Uncle Roy was not a billionaire who incited a mob to storm …

Staff (2021-01-15). Battleground Baltimore, Jan. 15. therealnews.com One reason why The Real News Network calls Baltimore home is because we know that the struggles that the people in this majority-minority city face (unequitable access to resources like education, clean air, and transportation, for example) are the struggles people face all over the globe. This is the second installment of our weekly news roundup from the Baltimore trenches, which we hope will help keep our friends and neighbors abreast of what's going on in our city, but we also hope these stories will resonate with people united in the struggle everywhere. | Baltimore Police/D.C. Insurrection | We are all st…

Tamara Pearson (2021-01-15). Absence of Abortion Rights is Depriving Latin America of Agency and the Right to Thrive. counterpunch.org I can't mention her name, because she is a child. Twelve at the time, she was too young to legally work, but not too young to be forced to be a parent. She was a student of mine, and I remember, just a few years ago, playing the bridge game with her. She laughed with

Dr. Ari Joffe (2021-01-15). COVID-19: Rethinking the Lockdown Groupthink. globalresearch.ca Abstract | The Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) has caused the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) worldwide pandemic in 2020. In response, most countries in the world implemented lockdowns, restricting their population's movements, work, education, gatherings, and general activities in …

Stephen Lendman (2021-01-15). Trump Hardliners Poisoning US-China Relations. Pompeo "Spreads Political Viruses" globalresearch.ca In its waning days in power, Trump regime hardliners are going all-out to more greatly deteriorate US relations with China than already — Pompeo leading the assault. | Mindful of what's going on with more coming, China's Foreign Ministry spokesman Zhao …

Medea Benjamin (2021-01-15). Biden's Pick: Will the Senate Confirm Coup Plotter Victoria Nuland? globalresearch.ca Who is Victoria Nuland? Most Americans have never heard of her because the U.S. corporate media's foreign policy coverage is a wasteland. Most Americans have no idea that President-elect Biden's pick for Deputy Secretary of State for Political Affairs …

Makia Freeman (2021-01-15). The mRNA COVID Vaccine Is Not a Vaccine. globalresearch.ca It's NOT a vaccine. The mRNA COVID vaccine now being militarily deployed in many nations around the world, is NOT a vaccine. I repeat: it is not a vaccine. It is many things indeed, but a vaccine is not one …

teleSUR (2021-01-15). U.S. Weekly Jobless Claims Soar To Nearly 1 Million. telesurenglish.net The U.S. Labor Department on Thursday reported that initial jobless claims in the United States soared to 965,000 last week, showing severe disruption to the labor market recovery by COVID-19 spikes. | RELATED: | In the week ending Jan. 9, the number of citizens filing for unemployment benefits jumped by 181,000 from the previous week's downwardly revised level of 784,000, as reported by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS).

WSWS (2021-01-15). UK passes 100,000 COVID-19 deaths. wsws.org The staggering loss of life was underscored, Wednesday with the Office for National Statistics confirming that 2020 saw the largest increase in excess deaths since the Second World War…

Andrew Korybko (2021-01-15). What's the Point of Impeaching Trump Twice? globalresearch.ca Despite Trump agreeing to leave the White House next Wednesday after losing the election under contentious circumstances, the Democrats and their "Republican In Name Only" (RINO) allies pushed Trump's historic second impeachment through the House on allegations that he "incited …

South Front (2021-01-15). Video: Israel and US Efforts in Large-scale Strikes on Iranian Infrastructure in Syria. globalresearch.ca The first two weeks of 2021 have, so far, been marked by an incredible increase in Israeli activity in the skies over Syria. | The most intense strike took place on January 13 morning hitting multiple Syrian and Iranian-affiliated targets in …

imperial.ac.uk (2021-01-15). Imperial leads new consortium to study threats from new SARS-CoV-2 variants. imperial.ac.uk Imperial researchers will lead a new consortium of UK virologists to study the effects of emerging mutations in SARS-CoV-2.

Manlio Dinucci (2021-01-15). Bush: ´Inizia la nuova era della speranza ª. globalresearch.ca Alle 2: 20 del 17 gennaio 1991 (ora del Golfo), elicotteri Usa penetrano in territorio iracheno, distruggendo con missili Hellfire due stazioni radar. Subito dopo missili da crociera Tomahawk e caccia Stealth F-117A colpiscono altri centri nevralgici, accecando le difese aeree …

Martin Baur,Carsten Colombier & Sandra Daguet (2021-01-15). How should our economy grow? indybay.org If, on the other hand, the inequality distribution is reduced via increased spending on education, positive growth effects may result. In addition, too much inequality can destabilize the political system through social unrest, creating great uncertainty for investors, for example with regard to the protection of property rights.[12]…

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Global Research News (2021-01-15). This Week's Most Popular Articles. globalresearch.ca

Dr. Gary G. Kohls (2021-01-15). Martin Luther King's Warning of America's Spiritual Death. globalresearch.ca On January 15, 1929, Martin Luther King, Jr. is born in Atlanta, Georgia | Martin Luther King Jr.'s Riverside Church speech was titled "Beyond Vietnam: A Time to Break Silence." It was delivered exactly one year before his April 4, …

WSWS (2021-01-15). Chicago Teachers Union accepts further reopenings as virus outbreaks erupt in schools. wsws.org A potential cluster of infections has emerged at McCutcheon Elementary on the city's North Side, leaving just one educator in the building, while the CTU works to isolate teachers and prevent them from taking any independent initiative.

Carl Herman (2021-01-15). Martin Luther King Day 2021: Memphis, Tenn. Court Decision, U.S. "Government Agencies" Found Guilty in Martin Luther King's Assassination. globalresearch.ca After four weeks of testimony and over 70 witnesses in a civil trial in Memphis, Tennessee, twelve jurors reached a unanimous verdict on December 8, 1999 that Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was assassinated as a result of a conspiracy.

David W. Mathisen (2021-01-15). Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Born this Day: Prophet Who Saw the "Far Deeper Malady" globalresearch.ca January 15 is the day on which Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was born, in Atlanta, Georgia, in 1929. | He would go on to become one of the most powerful voices of all time against racism, oppression, violence, imperialism, and …

Richard Gale (2021-01-15). The New America of Terror and Discontent. globalresearch.ca For the vast majority of Americans, the past year has been the most challenging in their lives — certainly for young adults. However, not everyone has been suffering equally. The nation's health or illness is not uniform. Much of our …

Dr. Ari Joffe (2021-01-15). Canadian Expert's Research Finds Lockdown Harms Are 10 Times Greater than Benefits. globalresearch.ca Below in an excerpt of an important interview published by the Toronto Sun | Dr. Ari Joffe is a specialist in pediatric infectious diseases at the Stollery Children's Hospital in Edmonton and …

Asad Ismi (2021-01-15). MLK Day: Who Killed Martin Luther King? The Cover-Up of the Century. globalresearch.ca First published on January 19, 2016 | "The United States government is the greatest purveyor of violence in the world."- Martin Luther King | On December 8, 1999, a jury in Memphis, Tennessee, reached the verdict that Martin Luther King Jr. was …

Andrea Germanos, staff writer (2021-01-14). Conservationists File Lawsuits to Stop 'Death Sentence to Wolves' Ordered by Trump. commondreams.org "This delisting decision is what happens when bad science drives bad policy." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

F. William Engdahl (2021-01-14). Can China Lead a World Economic Recovery? globalresearch.ca At the beginning of December China's Xi Jinping officially declared that China had eliminated poverty entirely, part of his priority program. Western financial pundits have praised the remarkable economic recovery of China following the severe lockdowns a year go to …

Sara Flounders (2021-01-14). The Pentagon, Corporations and Slave Labor in U.S. Prisons. globalresearch.ca This article was originally published by Workers World on June 11, 2011. | It is not only federal prisons that contract out prison labor to top corporations. State prisons that used forced prison labor in plantations, laundries and highway chain gangs …