2022-01-21: News Headlines

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

Jorg Muller-Muralt (2022-01-21). 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 (2022-01-21). 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…

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,…

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.

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.

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…

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.

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.

KQED (2022-01-21). Thursday 2/3: What You Can Do About Climate Change Teach-in w/ KQED. indybay.org Online teach-in via livestream…

WSWS (2022-01-20). "They are focused on keeping students in school no matter how dangerous it is": Students in Chicago speak on struggle for remote learning to save lives. wsws.org COVID-19 deaths in Chicago are reaching their highest point so far in the Omicron surge, provoking increasing outrage among students, teachers and parents.

_____ (2022-01-20). The Disintegrating Faàßade Of US Democracy. popularresistance.org A poll taken in December 2021 reflecting that a majority of "Americans" now "believe that democracy in the United State is in danger of disappearing" accommodates the bipartisan erasure of those colonized by US settler colonialism. | Several US news outlets have reported that the Schoen Cooperman Research poll on "U.S. Perceptions of Government" reflects the opinions and concerns of "Americans" at large. The poll reflects that 51-percent of respondents agree with the statement that democracy in the US is at risk of extinction, a position shared almost equally between party affiliations. The sentiment is most acut…

Jorg Muller-Muralt (2022-01-20). 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.

Party for Socialism & Liberation (2022-01-20). Friday 1/21: Virtual Forum: The Crisis in SF Public Education. indybay.org Virtual event. Register here…

WSWS (2022-01-20). Toronto caretaker speaks out against school reopenings: "Schools are not safe for in-person learning as long as COVID is not eliminated" wsws.org "By organizing rank-and-file committees," writes the Toronto school caretaker, "education workers will be in a powerful position to force school closures as part of a broader Zero COVID strategy."

WSWS (2022-01-20). Toronto caretaker speaks out against school reopenings: "Schools are not safe for in-person learning as long as COVID is not eliminated" wsws.org "By organizing rank-and-file committees," writes the Toronto school caretaker, "education workers will be in a powerful position to force school closures as part of a broader Zero COVID strategy."

Dana Sanchez (2022-01-20). Which US States Are Considered Among The Top Tax Havens? moguldom.com The U.S. now ranks as the world's No. 2 tax haven, giving shelter to more money than any other country except the Cayman Islands, according to the Tax Justice Network, which researches tax havens and secrecy jurisdictions and promotes new international rules to curtail tax evasion. A handful of U.S. states have become increasingly competitive with offshore …

rebekah (2022-01-20). Why Student Body Presidents Are Calling on Biden to Eliminate Student Loan Debt. inequality.org

rebekah (2022-01-20). Why Student Body Presidents Are Calling on Biden to Eliminate Student Loan Debt. inequality.org

imperial.ac.uk (2022-01-20). Disease predictions can be improved by factoring in mosquito predators. imperial.ac.uk The way mosquitoes react to predators should be included in disease models, say researchers behind a new study.

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2022-01-20). Minnesota Partnership awards 5 collaborative research grants for 2022. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org ROCHESTER, Minn. — The Minnesota Partnership for Biotechnology and Medical Genomics announced today their 2022 research awardees. This marks the partnership's 18th year of spearheading new scientific ideas from Minnesota to improve the health of, and health care for, Minnesotans. The state-funded grants for these team science proposals total nearly $5 million. This year the awards fund innovative projects on heart and liver disease, mapping diseases of the brain, congenital genetic disease, and pancreatic cancer. These two-year…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2022-01-20). Minnesota Partnership awards 5 collaborative research grants for 2022. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org ROCHESTER, Minn. — The Minnesota Partnership for Biotechnology and Medical Genomics announced today their 2022 research awardees. This marks the partnership's 18th year of spearheading new scientific ideas from Minnesota to improve the health of, and health care for, Minnesotans. The state-funded grants for these team science proposals total nearly $5 million. This year the awards fund innovative projects on heart and liver disease, mapping diseases of the brain, congenital genetic disease, and pancreatic cancer. These two-year…

Staff (2022-01-20). Investigadores advierten que la contaminación química superó el "límite seguro" para la vida en la Tierra (+ Video). cubadebate.cu Un equipo internacional de investigadores publicó recientemente un estudio en la revista Environmental Science & Technology, en el que advierten que los niveles de contaminación química del planeta ya provocan le desestabilización de los ecosistemas y, por lo tanto, constituyen una grave amenaza para los humanos y el resto de seres vivos.

Candice Bernd (2022-01-20). Nursing Unions Say For-Profit Health Care Is Driving Omicron Staffing Crisis. zcomm.org "We need our employers and our elected officials at the federal state and local levels to give us protections based on science, not just what's good for business."

Staff (2022-01-20). Investigadores advierten que la contaminación química superó el "límite seguro" para la vida en la Tierra (+ Video). cubadebate.cu Un equipo internacional de investigadores publicó recientemente un estudio en la revista Environmental Science & Technology, en el que advierten que los niveles de contaminación química del planeta ya provocan le desestabilización de los ecosistemas y, por lo tanto, constituyen una grave amenaza para los humanos y el resto de seres vivos.

Candice Bernd (2022-01-20). Nursing Unions Say For-Profit Health Care Is Driving Omicron Staffing Crisis. zcomm.org "We need our employers and our elected officials at the federal state and local levels to give us protections based on science, not just what's good for business."

Jack Thomas (2022-01-20). GRAM report: Antimicrobial resistance involved in five million deaths. healtheuropa.eu In a truly harrowing development, the highly-anticipated GRAM report has shockingly revealed that 1.2 million deaths were directly caused by antimicrobial resistance (AMR) in 2019, with antimicrobial-resistant infections playing a significant role in an additional 4.95 million deaths. The astounding statistics position antimicrobial resistance as a leading cause of death globally, surpassing the deaths caused …

Peoples Dispatch (2022-01-20). How can we solve inequality? peoplesdispatch.org Oxfam's latest report on global inequality has highlighted some alarming statistics on how wealth distribution has worsened during the pandemic. While the wealth of the world's 10 richest men doubled since the pandemic began, the incomes of 99% of humanity became worse off because of COVID-19. What are the solutions to this crisis?

Jack Thomas (2022-01-20). GRAM report: Antimicrobial resistance involved in five million deaths. healtheuropa.eu In a truly harrowing development, the highly-anticipated GRAM report has shockingly revealed that 1.2 million deaths were directly caused by antimicrobial resistance (AMR) in 2019, with antimicrobial-resistant infections playing a significant role in an additional 4.95 million deaths. The astounding statistics position antimicrobial resistance as a leading cause of death globally, surpassing the deaths caused …

_____ (2022-01-20). 12 Years After Citizens United, the Supreme Court's Right-Wing Revolution Continues. commondreams.org New government statistics show union membership declined by 241,000 workers last year.

Ann Brown (2022-01-20). Florida Considers Bill That Will Outlaw Making Whites Feel Uncomfortable In Schools Teaching About Racial Discrimination. moguldom.com Florida's Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis is worried that white students will feel uncomfortable if they are taught about America's racist history. He's pushing legislation that will ban public schools and private businesses from making white people feel "discomfort" when they teach students or train employees about discrimination in the nation's past. The bill received its …

Sharon Zhang (2022-01-20). Biden Dodges Question About His Failure to Cancel Student Debt. truthout.org President Joe Biden dodged a question about his campaign promise to cancel up to $10,000 in student debt at a press conference on Wednesday, frustrating debt activists and borrowers who have been begging for relief. | A reporter asked the president

WSWS (2022-01-20). Students in Austria strike against government's herd immunity policies. wsws.org In more than 100 schools across the country, pupils went on strike Tuesday against the homicidal herd immunity policies of the conservative Austrian Peoples Party (àñVP) and Green Party coalition government.

WSWS (2022-01-20). "Our literal lives are at stake!": Students, teachers and parents back striking students in Oakland, California. wsws.org In opposition to unsafe schools amid the ongoing Omicron surge, students, teachers and parents issued statements of support for striking students in Oakland.

_____ (2022-01-20). DeSantis, Perdue Push GOP Election Police Force. commondreams.org "Biden may have dodged a question today, but he won't be able to ignore 45 million student loan borrowers if he attempts to turn payments back on in May," said one advocate.

WSWS (2022-01-20). "They are focused on keeping students in school no matter how dangerous it is": Students in Chicago speak on struggle for remote learning to save lives. wsws.org COVID-19 deaths in Chicago are reaching their highest point so far in the Omicron surge, provoking increasing outrage among students, teachers and parents.

WSWS (2022-01-20). "Our literal lives are at stake!": Students, teachers and parents back striking students in Oakland, California. wsws.org In opposition to unsafe schools amid the ongoing Omicron surge, students, teachers and parents issued statements of support for striking students in Oakland.

WSWS (2022-01-20). Students in Austria strike against government's herd immunity policies. wsws.org In more than 100 schools across the country, pupils went on strike Tuesday against the homicidal herd immunity policies of the conservative Austrian Peoples Party (àñVP) and Green Party coalition government.

Editor (2022-01-20). Solidarity wins in Columbia strike victory. mronline.org Columbia's student workers delivered an invaluable lesson—one day longer, one day stronger—that you don't have to have to go to graduate school to understand.

WSWS (2022-01-20). Maryland students and teachers oppose school reopenings as state officials seek to force in-person classes at all costs. wsws.org As an unprecedented surge of COVID-19 cases in the state of Maryland has brought the state's health care infrastructure to near-collapse, opposition has formed to government officials' indifference to public safety.

_____ (2022-01-20). Biden Criticized for Ignoring Question on Student Debt Promise. commondreams.org FBI agents appeared to launch an investigation at Rep. Henry Cuellar's home hours after Democratic leader Steny Hoyer endorsed the congressman.

WSWS (2022-01-20). Maryland students and teachers oppose school reopenings as state officials seek to force in-person classes at all costs. wsws.org As an unprecedented surge of COVID-19 cases in the state of Maryland has brought the state's health care infrastructure to near-collapse, opposition has formed to government officials' indifference to public safety.

_____ (2022-01-20). School Privatization Groups Are Exploiting COVID Closure Debates. popularresistance.org Schools around the country have once again been forced to make tough decisions about returning to remote learning due to the explosion of new COVID-19 infections resulting from the highly contagious omicron variant. Despite a recent poll showing that 56% of parents support the suspension of in-person learning to slow the spread of the disease, a counter-narrative has emerged, pushed hard by the mainstream media, that pits teachers (and particularly teachers' unions) against parents. Earlier this week, in fact, in New York Magazine, liberal pundit Jonathan Chait defended Nate Silver's widely criticized argument th…

_____ (2022-01-20). School Privatization Groups Are Exploiting COVID Closure Debates For Their Own Ends. popularresistance.org Schools around the country have once again been forced to make tough decisions about returning to remote learning due to the explosion of new COVID-19 infections resulting from the highly contagious omicron variant. Despite a recent poll showing that 56% of parents support the suspension of in-person learning to slow the spread of the disease, a counter-narrative has emerged, pushed hard by the mainstream media, that pits teachers (and particularly teachers' unions) against parents. Earlier this week, in fact, in New York Magazine, liberal pundit Jonathan Chait defended Nate Silver's widely criticized argument th…

WSWS (2022-01-20). Amid teacher shortages, Oklahoma schools bring in cops as substitutes. wsws.org In order to prevent school closures dues to widespread COVID-19 infections among teachers, schools in Moore, Oklahoma, brought in police officers to supervise classes.

WSWS (2022-01-20). Amid teacher shortages, Oklahoma schools bring in cops as substitutes. wsws.org In order to prevent school closures dues to widespread COVID-19 infections among teachers, schools in Moore, Oklahoma, brought in police officers to supervise classes.

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2022-01-20: News Headlines

Party for Socialism & Liberation (2022-01-19). Friday 1/21: Virtual Forum: The Crisis in SF Public Education. indybay.org Virtual event. Register here…

WSWS (2022-01-19). Hundreds of students walk out across Manitoba to protest unsafe schools. wsws.org The demands being advanced by the students are an option to enroll in remote learning along with the provision of N95 masks and rapid antigen tests. They are also calling for students to be given immediate access to booster shots and the right to be notified when there is a case reported in their school.

WSWS (2022-01-19). Australian teacher unions collaborate with school reopening drive amid record COVID infections. wsws.org The refusal of the union bureaucracy to defend the basic rights of teachers and school workers has never been as stark as it is now.

WorkWeek (2022-01-19). SEIU Members On Death Of Ludwig Leota,Chicago Teachers/ Zero Covid vs Permanent Covid. indybay.org WorkWeek covers SEIU 1021 Members On Death Of Ludwig Leota, Chicago Teachers & Zero Covid vs Permanent Covid 19, Vermont AFL-CIO On Rise Of Fascism, Journalist Jeremy Portjo's Assault & Argentina General Strike Against A Mining Company.

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