Daily Archives: January 11, 2021

2021-01-11: News Headlines

Juan Cole (2021-01-11). Yes It Was Attempted by Wingnuts, But It Was a Coup Attempt Just the Same. commondreams.org Over 140 Republican congressmen and 8 senators joined the attempt to overturn the election even after the mob tried to kill or kidnap them. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Sameena Rahman (2021-01-11). Socialist Ernesto Huerta runs for California State Senate (District 30). liberationnews.org The people of South Central Los Angeles need a representative in the California State Senate who will advocate for the working class. This fact became more evident over the past year as the government sat idly by while people suffered. Tens of thousands of Californians have died after contracting COVID-19. Many more have lost their …

Staff (2021-01-11). Republicans Can Say What They Want, But They Created This Monster. truthout.org The consequences of Wednesday's frontal assault on Congress continue to pile up in snowdrifts, but it is far too early to talk about "aftermath." In fact, Wednesday appears to be only the beginning. | Parler, the web platform that saw its user numbers surge after Facebook and Twitter increased restrictions on false stories of a stolen election,

Hannah McCarthy (2021-01-11). Syrian Refugees Excluded from Lebanese Labor Market. counterpunch.org When the civil war broke out in Syria in 2011, many Syrians fled across the western border to Lebanon. Thousands now live in Arsal, a remote town in the Bekaa valley, not far from the Syrian border. Lebanon, a country of 6 million, hosts a large refugee population estimated at 1.5 million. As the economic

Dr. Barbara G. Ellis (2021-01-11). Congressional Aid for COVID Victims Takes Lessons from Parliament's Stingy Aid to Irish in the Great Famine of the 1840s. globalresearch.ca The parallel of the American economic landscape from COVID's deathly sweep seems far more like Ireland's in the

teleSUR (2021-01-11). Colombia's Antioquia Department Saw Its First Massacre in 2021. telesurenglish.net Colombia's Police Commander Jorge Cabra reported the first massacre of this year in the Antioquia department where three people were killed on Sunday. | RELATED: | The massacre occurred in Betania and was attributed to the Gulf Clan gang, which is considered by the Peace and Reconciliation Foundation (PRF) as the largest illegal armed group in the country. | Armed men murdered 23-year-old Jonathan Acevedo, his mother Maria Londoño, and his st…

Autonomy (2021-01-11). Only The Chinese Govt And Bankers Benefit From Our Internal Strife. indybay.org We need to make internal peace to avoid being an occupied power…

Brett Wilkins, staff writer (2021-01-11). FBI Memo Warns Pro-Trump Extremists Plan Armed Insurrections in State Capitols Across US. commondreams.org An agency memo states that "if Congress attempts to remove POTUS via the 25th Amendment, a huge uprising will occur." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Brett Wilkins, staff writer (2021-01-11). Justice Democrats Endorses Nina Turner for Congress Based on Record of 'Fighting to Uplift' Working People. commondreams.org The Ohio Democrat and former Bernie Sanders campaign advisor "has stood with our progressive movement since day one," said Alexandra Rojas. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

John Nichols (2021-01-11). Rev. Raphael Warnock's Bend-the-Arc Faith Is Precisely What the Senate Needs. thenation.com Rev. Raphael Warnock's Bend-the-Arc Faith Is Precisely What the Senate Needs…

Peoples Dispatch (2021-01-11). Impeachment motion against Trump tabled in US Congress. peoplesdispatch.org The impeachment motion will be the second presented in the four years since Trump has been in office. If successful, it can lead him to being barred from elections in the future…

Steven Sahiounie (2021-01-11). End of the Saudi Blockade of Qatar: Will Syria Benefit from the "Renewed Gulf Unity"? globalresearch.ca With an end to the Qatar blockade and a possible rapprochement with Turkey, Saudi Arabia may soon move towards reconciliation with Syria. | The Persian Gulf states' opposition to Iran's role in the region, while limiting Turkey's influence, may bring Saudi …

teleSUR (2021-01-11). Biden Chooses Iran Nuclear Deal Negotiator as His CIA Director. telesurenglish.net After serving as ambassador to Russia, Burns led the Obama administration's negotiations with Iran to reach the historic nuclear deal in 2015. | Burns currently serves as the president of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, an international think-tank. | RELATED: | If confirmed by the Senate, he would be the first career diplomat to serve in…

Press TV (2021-01-11). India to Go Ahead with Purchase of Russia S-400 Air Defense System Despite US Sanctions Threat. asia-pacificresearch.com

NationofChange Staff (2021-01-11). Tell Congress to #StopLine3. nationofchange.org Congress must stop the expansion of a dying tar sands industry and #StopLine3 construction immediately.

Farooque Chowdhury (2021-01-10). Regime Change within Empire. dissidentvoice.org Hundreds of protesters breached the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday, forcing lockdowns as the US Congress was convening a joint session to count the certified 2020 Electoral College votes. The entire episode, although with a few gaps, was in the mainstream media. Death number, arrests, etc. accompanied. There are some more things. What came out was …

Newsclick (2021-01-10). Iran nuclear deal: What happens next? peoplesdispatch.org Former Indian Ambassador M.K. Bhadrakumar and Newsclick's Prabir Purkayastha discuss what lies ahead in West Asia as a new US administration takes charge. Will the US return to following the provisions of the Iran nuclear deal? How are relations between key players in West Asia likely to develop? What will be the role of the United States?

_____ (2021-01-10). Capitol Incident A Dress Rehearsal. popularresistance.org With the normalization of mass shootings in the United States it is more than understandable that members of Congress feared for their lives when they learned protestors had forced their way into the Capitol in unknown numbers and were roaming around at will. | But by the time it was over we knew that: only five weapons were seized by police so most of the intruders were probably unarmed; the only shots fired were by police who killed an unarmed female protestor; video and photos showed the demonstrators taking pictures of chambers and art work like they were tourists; and the occupiers were peacefully led out of…

Mike Walter (2021-01-09). The Heat: Calls of second impeachment for President Trump. america.cgtn.com Two days after the violence at the U.S. Capitol, President Trump talks about a peaceful transfer of power while politicians discuss the possibility of impeaching him again.

Ali Salam (2021-01-09). Israeli Soldiers Shoot, Injure Two Palestinians at Weekly Kufur Qaddoum March. imemc.org Two Palestinians were injured, on Friday, when Israeli soldiers opened fire with tear-gas towards the peaceful protesters in Kufur Qaddoum village, east of Qalqilia, in the northern occupied West Bank, according to a local official. Two Palestinian civilians, including a teen and a volunteer paramedic were struck with tear-gas canisters, while dozens more suffered the …

Prabir Purkayastha (2021-01-09). In India, pseudo-nationalism trumps science in vaccine clearance. peoplesdispatch.org The recent regulatory clearance given to an indigenous developed vaccine candidate in India is an example of vaccine nationalism at its worst and jettisoning of all the principles of an evidence-based, scientific approach…

Amy Booth (2021-01-09). [World Report] Argentina to legalise elective abortion. thelancet.com In a landmark vote for women in the region, Argentina's senate has passed a law allowing abortion in the first 14 weeks of pregnancy. Amy Booth reports from Buenos Aires.

_____ (2021-01-09). During Civil Rights Era, Native American Communities In The South Armed Themselves Against The KKK. popularresistance.org I first heard this story when I was probably eight or nine years old—old enough to know what the Ku Klux Klan was and why it was so dangerous, but young enough to believe the story had clear heroes and villains. My family and I are members of the Lumbee Tribe of North Carolina, the largest Indian tribe east of the Mississippi, headquartered in the southeastern part of the state. I was born there, in Robeson County, but my parents raised me in Durham, where they taught at North Carolina Central University, one of the state's 12 historically-Black colleges and universities. Between my African-American elders…

WSWS (2021-01-09). Detainees protest inhuman conditions on Australia's Christmas Island. wsws.org After being denied the right to peacefully demonstrate, detainees set fire to mattresses and buildings in the immigration prison.

WSWS (2021-01-09). International protests support Indian farmers' agitation against Modi's pro-agribusiness laws. wsws.org There have been protests around the world, including in the US, Canada, the UK, and Australia, in support of the now 45-day-long agitation Indian farmers are mounting against the Narendra Modi-led Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) government's pro-agribusiness laws.

WSWS (2021-01-08). Modi boasts about "Indian" vaccines as COVID-19 virus rages through the country. wsws.org Workers and the poor continue to be the primary victims of the pandemic, while India's media focuses on vaccinations.

Philip Giraldi (2021-01-08). More War by Other Means: Sanctioning the Wife of Syria's President Makes No Sense to Anyone. globalresearch.ca I am a recipient of regular, usual weekly, emails from the Department of the Treasury providing an "Update to OFAC's list of Specially Designated Nationals (SDN) and Blocked Persons." OFAC is the Office of Foreign Assets Control, which is tasked …

Brett Wilkins, staff writer (2021-01-08). As Pro-Trump Mob Boasts About Roles in Deadly Capitol Invasion, Indigenous Water Protecters Charged for Peaceful Keystone XL Protests. commondreams.org "This is on my people's land, and I have the right to protect it for my future generations," said one of the charged activists. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

news.un (2021-01-08). Uganda: 'Deteriorating' human rights situation in run-up to elections next week. news.un.org The UN human rights office, OHCHR, is urging authorities in Uganda to ensure elections next week are free and peaceful, noting that the arrest of opposition candidates and their supporters are among several "worrying" developments ahead of the vote.

_____ (2021-01-08). Will US Farmers Follow India's Lead? popularresistance.org Thousands of farmers in India are braving cold winter temperatures in the outskirts of New Delhi, their tractors and tents blocking traffic along three main roads leading to the capital city, in protest of new agricultural laws that farmers say leave them at the mercy of multinational corporations. The protests, which began in August, morphed into a general strike of 250 million workers on November 26, which has been called the largest-ever global demonstration. | The ongoing demonstrations have struck a chord with agricultural communities in North America, where solidarity protests were held throughout December,…

Matthew Stevenson (2021-01-08). Hangman's Bluff: Trump on the Run. counterpunch.org Am I the only American who didn't see yesterday's Capitol invasion as a threat to the republic? (I know what you're thinking, "What republic?") But was it as horrific as is being played up by this morning's editorials? By the way, where was that new member of Congress authorized to carry her burner into the

WSWS (2021-01-08). Indian Toyota workers continue strike in defiance of company-government repression. wsws.org Striking Toyota workers also face mounting pressure from the Congress and Janata Dal opposition parties, and the isolation of their struggle by the Stalinist-dominated unions.