2021-01-29: News Headlines

A Guest Author (2021-01-29). Demonstrators support ICE hunger strikers in Batavia, N.Y. workers.org by Arjae Red In November 2020, immigrants imprisoned at Bergen County Jail in New Jersey began a hunger strike to protest the filthy and inhumane conditions they were being housed in. Prisoners were experiencing a denial of access to water, medical care, heat and cleaning supplies. The facility had a . . . |

Medea Benjamin, Nicolas J. S. Davies (2021-01-29). Will Biden End America's Global War on Children? counterpunch.org Most people regard Trump's treatment of immigrant children as among his most shocking crimes as president. Images of hundreds of children stolen from their families and imprisoned in chain-link cages are an unforgettable disgrace that President Biden must move quickly to remedy with humane immigration policies and a program to quickly find the children's families

Peoples Dispatch (2021-01-29). Roger Waters on Ecuador and Steven Donziger's fight for justice. peoplesdispatch.org Musician Roger Waters and Vijay Prashad of Tricontinental: Institute for Social Research talk about the struggles of the indigenous people of Ecuador against Chevron's Lago Agrio oil field and the persecution of attorney Steven Donziger who fought their case. They also reflect on the struggles of people like Donziger, Julian Assange and others who strive for a better world against those for whom power and profit are more important than anything else.

Eve Ottenberg (2021-01-29). How Washington Rules the World. counterpunch.org So far, Biden's foreign policy does not differ seismically from Trump's. Indeed Biden's first move — recognizing the unelected pretender to the Venezuelan presidency, Juan Guaido — was as lousy as anything Trump did. It raises the specter of CIA coups, assassinations, regime changes and Washington-orchestrated color revolutions, which Biden's two dreadful foreign policy appointees,

imperial.ac.uk (2021-01-29). Whose Health Is It Anyway? Reframing how we think about our health. imperial.ac.uk For more than 70 years the UK population has relied on the NHS to patch us up and cure our ills, but is our view of healthcare holding us back?>

MEE and agencies (2021-01-29). Islamic State 'deputy caliph' killed in Iraq, PM Kadhimi says. middleeasteye.net Islamic State 'deputy caliph' killed in Iraq, PM Kadhimi says | Intelligence-led operation that killed Abu Yaser al-Issawi comes a week after IS claimed deadliest Iraq attack in three years
| Fri, 01/29/2021 – 10: 15 | A photo circulating online purportedly shows Abu Yaser al-Issawi (Twitter) | Iraqi security forces have killed the country's top Islamic State (IS) commander, who had cl…

Geraldina Colotti (2021-01-29). UN Independent expert Alfred de Zayas: 'This is how the human rights industry works'. mronline.org Italian journalist Geraldina Colotti asks de Zayas about corporate media manipulation of Venezuela's human rights situation.

Site Administrator (2021-01-29). Studies Extend Hopes for Antibody Drugs Against COVID-19. laprensalatina.com New results extend hopes for drugs that supply antibodies to fight COVID-19, suggesting they can help keep patients out of the hospital and possibly prevent illness in some uninfected people. Eli Lilly said on Tuesday, January 26, that a two-antibody combo reduced the risk of hospitalizations or death by 70% in newly diagnosed, non-hospitalized COVID-19 …

Helen Walsh Diverse Disability Media (2021-01-29). Disability Community and Allies #HighRiskCA COVID-19. indybay.org Disability Community and Allies | Decisions are being made about us without us! Tell our state leaders that WE CAN'T WAIT! We are a vunerable population and we have been left out of consideration to receive the COVID-19 vaccination.

Site Administrator (2021-01-29). DOJ Rescinds "Zero Tolerance" Immigration Rule. laprensalatina.com WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department rescinded a Trump-era memo that established a "zero tolerance" enforcement policy for immigrants crossing the U.S.-Mexico border illegally, which resulted in thousands of family separations. Acting Attorney General Monty Wilkinson issued the new memo to federal prosecutors across the nation on Tuesday, January 26, saying the department would return …

Medea Benjamin and Nicholas J.S. Davies (2021-01-29). Will the Biden Administration End America's Global War on Children? juancole.com Most people regard Trump's treatment of immigrant children as among his most shocking crimes as president. Images of hundreds of children stolen from their families and imprisoned in chain-link cages are an unforgettable disgrace that President Biden must move quickly to remedy with humane immigration policies and a program to quickly find the children's families …

yenisafak (2021-01-29). Will Biden return to multilateralism in South America? yenisafak.com While new US President Joe Biden's return to multilateralism, the Paris Agreement, and a commitment to protect the Amazon forests has raised hopes, experts believe there will be less substance in US-Latin America relations due to a host of factors.They believe, however, that Biden's flexible and less confrontational approach has shown that he will retain focal points of the Obama administration and rebuild ties with countries.Although during his eight years as vice president under Barack Obama, Biden visited Latin America 16 times, analysts now say domestic issues along with other strategically important global i…

Online News Editor (2021-01-29). Paris' traditional booksellers struggle as pandemic cuts trade. laprensalatina.com Paris, Jan 29 (efe-epa).- The scenery along the banks of the Seine in Paris has drastically changed due to the coronavirus pandemic as many of the capital's traditional second-hand booksellers have had their stands closed for months. The second wave of Covid-19 and the lockdown enforced to control it has forced the so-called bouquinistes to …

Online News Editor (2021-01-29). Japan's annual unemployment rate rises for first time in 11 years. laprensalatina.com Tokyo, Jan 29 (efe-epa).- The average annual unemployment rate in Japan rose in 2020 to 2.8 percent, the first increase in 11 years and attributed to the effects of the Covid-19 pandemic, according to data released Friday by the government. The 2020 figure was up 0.4 percent from the previous year when the average annual …

Online News Editor (2021-01-29). EMA: No new side effects found in Pfizer vaccine month after EU rollout. laprensalatina.com Amsterdam, Jan 29 (efe-epa).- The European Medicines Agency on Friday announced it had not identified any new side effects of the Pfizer-BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine in the first month of its rollout in the European Union. The report added that the vaccine, known as Comirnaty, had not been linked to any deaths in patients after receiving …

Online News Editor (2021-01-29). EU publishes redacted AstraZeneca contract amid delivery row. laprensalatina.com (Update 1: Adds detail) Brussels, Jan 29 (efe-epa).- The European Commission on Friday published a redacted version of its purchase agreement for Covid-19 vaccines from AstraZeneca amid an ongoing dispute over a delivery shortfall. The row erupted after it emerged that the firm would only be able to deliver 25% of the vaccines earmarked for …

Online News Editor (2021-01-29). Citizen mistrust, govt caution stop COVID-19 vaccine in Japan. laprensalatina.com By Antonio Hermosín Gandul Tokyo, Jan 29 (efe-epa).- Japan's distrust and the government's caution have so far stopped COVID-19 vaccinations in the country, which will try to immunize its population against the clock before the Tokyo Olympics. The Japanese Executive intensified efforts to prepare the inoculation of its 125.6 million inhabitants this week from the …

Online News Editor (2021-01-29). Vietnam's new Covid-19 outbreak dampens congress celebrations. laprensalatina.com Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, Jan 29 (efe-epa).- After going almost two months without any community Covid-19 cases, Vietnam has recorded 93 in the last two days, overshadowing the celebratory atmosphere of the Communist Party congress in Hanoi. Since Monday, delegates have gathered in the capital to select the leadership of the country for the …

Online News Editor (2021-01-29). Gravestone campaign aims to raise awareness of Covid-19 in Bogotá. laprensalatina.com Bogotá, Jan 28 (efe-epa).- A high number of Covid-19 deaths and infections has led the mayor of an area of Bogotá to start an education campaign using gravestones to raise awareness of the dangers of the virus. The initiative called "Covid-19 kills, don't risk your life" uses black tombstones inscribed with the names of more …

_____ (2021-01-29). Venezuela: United States Goal Is To Support A 'Transition'. popularresistance.org "The goal of the United States is to support a democratic, peaceful transition in Venezuela through free and fair elections," said White House press secretary Jen Psaki on Tuesday, January 26, reading from notes she carried with her. | The spokeswoman for the new US administration answered a question from a journalist by adding "the President has always been very clear that the approach towards Venezuela is to address the humanitarian situation, give support to the Venezuelan people, and revitalize multilateral diplomacy." During her comments, she said that measures will continue to be taken to prosecute those al…

Online News Editor (2021-01-29). EMA gives AstraZeneca vaccine green light for use in over 18s. laprensalatina.com Amsterdam, Jan 29 (efe-epa).- The European Medicines Agency on Friday recommended the AstraZeneca/Oxford University vaccine for use on all ages above 18 in the European Union. The European Commission will now give the green-light to begin rolling out the vaccine, the third to be approved in the EU. The EU signed a pre-order for 400 …

Site Administrator (2021-01-29). U.S. Boosting Vaccine Deliveries Amid Complaints of Shortages. laprensalatina.com Answering growing frustration over vaccine shortages, President Joe Biden announced that the U.S. is ramping up deliveries to hard-pressed states over the next three weeks and expects to provide enough doses to vaccinate 300 million Americans by the end of the summer or early fall. Biden, calling the push a "wartime effort," said on Tuesday, …

Online News Editor (2021-01-29). Spanish shuttler Carolina Marin drops 1st match of 2021. laprensalatina.com Sports Desk, Jan 29 (efe-epa).- Spanish badminton great and reigning Olympic women's singles champion Carolina Marin fell to rising South Korean teenage star An Se-young 21-16, 14-21, 21-19 in round-robin action Friday at the World Tour Finals, yet she still finished runner-up in her group and will battle for the title this weekend. The 27-year-old …

Online News Editor (2021-01-29). Being denied care for wife, Chinese activist starts hunger strike. laprensalatina.com Beijing, Jan 29 (efe-epa).- A Chinese activist started a hunger strike Friday to protest the country's authorities for barring him from travel to the United States, where his wife is receiving chemotherapy. The China Human Rights Lawyers Support Group (CHRLCG) told EFE that security agents prevented Yang Maodong, or Guo Feixiong, from boarding a Thursday …

Online News Editor (2021-01-29). Italy's president urges estranged coalition partners to reconcile. laprensalatina.com Rome, Jan 29 (efe-epa).- Italian President Sergio Mattarella pointed Friday to an incipient rapprochement among elements of the coalition government that collapsed at the start of this week and he asked the speaker of the lower house of parliament to mediate talks aimed at reconstituting that administration. "The prospect of a political majority among the …

Online News Editor (2021-01-29). Joshua Wong pleads guilty to Hong Kong anti-mask protest charges. laprensalatina.com By Shirley Lau Hong Kong, Jan 29 (efe-epa).- Hong Kong pro-democracy activist Joshua Wong, currently in jail, appeared in a court Friday and pleaded guilty to charges related to a street protest held during the height of the city's pro-democracy movement in 2019. The 24-year-old, and renowned activist Koo Sze-yiu, 74, were accused of taking …

Online News Editor (2021-01-29). Pioneering US actress Cicely Tyson dies at 96. laprensalatina.com Los Angeles, US, Jan 28 (efe-epa).- American actress Cicely Tyson died Thursday at the age of 96, leaving behind a seven-decade career in film and television and a legacy as a pioneer for her portrayals of strong Black women. Her manager, Larry Thompson, confirmed the death of the actress, who never stopped working since her …

Online News Editor (2021-01-29). London calls for EU pragmatism on market access. laprensalatina.com London, Jan 29 (efe-epa).- The United Kingdom's financial hub is calling for "pragmatism" from the European Union when it comes to market access and tying up the loose ends of Brexit, Catherine McGuinness, chair of the City of London Corporation's policy committee, tells Efe in an interview. McGuinness makes no secret of her disappointment in …

Online News Editor (2021-01-29). India predicts GDP to slump 7.7 percent this year, rebound sharply in 2021-22. laprensalatina.com New Delhi, Jan 29 (efe-epa).- The Indian finance ministry on Friday estimated that the country's gross domestic product would decline by 7.7 percent in the current fiscal year — set to end in March 2021 — followed by an 11 percent jump in the financial year 2021-22. "India's GDP is estimated to contract by 7.7 …

Online News Editor (2021-01-29). Political crisis looms in Myanmar over military coup threat. laprensalatina.com Yangon Myanmar, Jan 29 (efe-epa).- Myanmar is mired in a political crisis amid the threat of the country's army carrying out a coup before the new parliament takes office Monday. Members of the National League for Democracy, the ruling party, met Thursday night with representatives of the army, but could not reach any agreement to …

Online News Editor (2021-01-29). Bangladesh transfers more than 1,700 Rohingya refugees to remote island. laprensalatina.com Dhaka, Jan 29 (efe-epa).- Bangladesh on Friday began transferring more than 1,700 Rohingyas to a remote island in the Bay of Bengal in the third phase of relocation from congested camps in Cox's Bazar in the country's south east, authorities said. Mohammad Shamsuddoha, Bangladesh's Refugees, Relief and Repatriation commissioner, told EFE that the refugees were …

Online News Editor (2021-01-29). China won't recognize British overseas passports issued to Hong Kongers. laprensalatina.com Shanghai, China, Jan 29 (efe-epa).- China will not recognize British overseas passports from Sunday, when the United Kingdom will begin to accept applications from Hong Kongers, who are offered residence and residence permits to work for five years. At his daily press conference, Foreign Ministry Spokesman Zhao Lijian said "China will stop recognizing the British …

Susan Price (2021-01-29). 'Santiago Rising': Documenting the Chilean 'awakening' from below. greenleft.org.au Santiago Rising, a new Alborada Films documentary by British filmmaker and journalist Nick MacWilliam, takes viewers to the streets of Chile's capital city as the 2019-20 protests unfolded, and introduces them to the social movements, protesters and ordinary people behind the rebellion, writes Federico Fuentes.

news.un (2021-01-29). Guterres welcomes US decision to restore funding to UNFPA. news.un.org The United Nations Secretary-General, on Thursday, welcomed the United States administration's announcement to restore funding to the UN Population Fund (UNFPA), calling it a "powerful message" for women and girls globally.

Stephanie Odenwald (2021-01-29). What could change with Biden and Harris? indybay.org The next few years will be all about democracy in the U.S., about the social cohesion of a diverse population, about stopping environmental destruction, and about a successful structural change of the economy that goes hand in hand with the creation of sufficient, well-paid jobs and humane working conditions. The opponents of democracy are waiting in the wings.

WSWS (2021-01-29). Fiji wins presidency of UN Human Rights Council. wsws.org The diplomatic maneuvering around Fiji's appointment underscores the tensions produced by the escalating US-led offensive against China, which is set to deepen under the Biden administration.

teleSUR (2021-01-29). Mexico to Investigate a Gunshot Murder in Guerrero State. telesurenglish.net Guerrero State Prosecutor's Office on Thursday launched an investigation into the murder of six men in Iguala city at the hands of an armed group. | RELATED: | The victims died of gunshot wounds after unidentified men broke into a car wash at midday and fired indiscriminately. Five of the six men died on the premises, while the sixth was hit 300 meters from the place. | Police officers and troops from the State Public Secur…

Gabriela Sarmet (2021-01-29). Vale's Crime in Brumadinho. globalresearch.ca All Global Research articles including the E-Book can be read in 27 languages by activating the "Translate Website" drop down menu on the top banner of our home page (Desktop version). | *** | Brazilian activists continue to campaign for justice two …

teleSUR (2021-01-29). Peru: Parties Contesting the Elections Sign Ethical Guidelines. telesurenglish.net Peru's National Elections Jury (JNE) President Jorge Salas Thursday announced that 17 parties signed the Ethical Electoral Pact (PEE) to observe democratic values and health protocols in the April general elections. | RELATED: | They committed to complying with certain democratic principles such as the acceptance of the electoral results without undermining the right to challenge when appropriate. | Popular Renovatio…

Marlee Kokotovic (2021-01-29). Mexico City enacts ban on single-use plastics and straws. nationofchange.org "To be effective, the measure requires the support of citizens … to transform our consumption habits and strive towards more sustainable lifestyles."

teleSUR (2021-01-29). Argentineans Oppose Open-Pit Mining Project in Chubut. telesurenglish.net Environmental activists, scientists, educators, and health workers mobilized in Argentina to reject a mining project in the Chubut province, highlighting that the "mega-mining" industry would not solve the socio-economic crisis in the area. | RELATED: | On Jan. 26, citizens published a letter outlining their social, scientific, and environmental arguments for rejecting the PL128/20 project which seeks to init…

reenvia Red Latina sin fronteras (2021-01-29). Festival de Cine en Defensa de la Vida. indybay.org Festival de Cine online: Construyendo Movimientos en Defensa de la Vida…

reenvia Red Latina sin fronteras (2021-01-29). Saturday 3/20: Festival de Cine en Defensa de la Vida. indybay.org Festival de Cine online: Construyendo Movimientos en Defensa de la Vida…

Cuba Solidarity Campaign (2021-01-29). Trump's Final Act of Sabotage Against the Cuban People. globalresearch.ca All Global Research articles including the E-Book can be read in 27 languages by activating the "Translate Website" drop down menu on the top banner of our home page (Desktop version). | *** | On 11 January, just a few days before …

splcenter (2021-01-28). 'Remain in Mexico': Biden administration must keep promise to end policy that forces migrants to wait in dangerous Mexican border towns. splcenter.org &nbsp…

teleSUR (2021-01-28). Peru Deploys Army on Border With Ecuador to Block Migrants. telesurenglish.net President Francisco Sagasti's administration on Wednesday deployed hundreds of Peruvian officers throughout the border with Ecuador to prohibit immigrants from entering the country amid its second wave of COVID-19. | RELATED: | "We will keep the border blocked for as long as necessary to prevent the entry of immigrants infected with COVID-19," Peruvian Armed Forces Joint Command tweeted. | The joint decision "seeks t…

splcenter (2021-01-28). Biden-Harris Día 1 – Acción en Inmigración es un Primer Paso Crítico Hacia la Justicia para Migrantes. splcenter.org &nbsp…

Manuel García, Jr. (2021-01-28). From Fractiousness to Sustainability, Is It Possible? counterpunch.org I think the essential story of the United States of America is a weave of five historical currents: + the struggle of native Americans against their genocide; + the struggle of African-Americans against their enslavement, and to find their own unrestrained identity; + the struggle of immigrants to establish decent lives for themselves and their

teleSUR (2021-01-28). Dominican Republic and Germany Stop Supporting Juan Guaido. telesurenglish.net Germany's and Dominican Republic's Foreign Affairs Ministries on Wednesday informed that their countries stopped recognizing opposition politician Juan Guaido as Venezuela's "Interim President." | RELATED: | German Foreign Affairs Ministry's spokesman Christofer Burger assured that the decision was recommended by the European Union (EU) Council of State (CoS). | "The political situation in Venezuela has evolved for…

teleSUR (2021-01-28). Woman Arrested in Colombia Reveals 'Gideon Operation' Details. telesurenglish.net Yacsy Alvarez, a woman captured in Colombia over the Gideon Operation, revealed the complicity of President Ivan Duque's administration in the failed coup attempt against Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro. | RELATED: | From La Picaleña prison in the Tolima Department, she assured that Colombian intelligence knew all the details of the paramilitary maritime incursion that took place in La Guaira state, Venezuela, on May 3, 2…