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Victor Jara's Hands: An Anti-Fascist Memoir-festo and Brief Personal History of Neoliberalism
Desiree Hellegers | counterpunch.org | 2021-01-01
You can easily carbon date your friends on Facebook based on where they were during any major milestone in U.S. history. As a university professor teaching now for decades at what we euphemistically call a "land grant" university, many of my students these days were born after 9-11–into the U.S.'s seemingly endless "War on Terror." It's a war that some of their family members died in, but one that few of them seem to know much about.
Peruvian Govt. Promises Actions Against Police Brutality
telesurenglish.net | 2021-01-01
Peru's Interior Minister Jose Elice Thursday assured authorities would radically reform the National Police after three people were killed due to police brutality during farmworkers' protests against the new Agrarian Law. | RELATED: | Peru Takes to the Streets to Urge an End to Political Crisis | His announcement occurred after a picture of a police officer using a firearm to suppress protests went viral on social media. | "We cannot be sure that the policeman photographed is responsible for the deaths a…
Facebook and the Street
Ron Jacobs | counterpunch.org | 2021-01-01
Ever since I signed onto Facebook twelve years ago, I've learned some interesting things about music, art, and sport. I've also engaged in intelligent and informative conversations with people about politics and the aforementioned topics. My original reason for signing up had to do with being able to see photos posted by family and friends.
UK MPs Nominate Cuban Doctors For Nobel Peace Prize
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2021-01-01
The Cuba Solidarity Campaign in the United Kingdom announced Thursday that four more members of the British Parliament have nominated the Cuban doctors for the 2021 Nobel Peace Prize. | According to a message spread through Twitter, MPs from Liverpool Paula Barker, Ian Byrne, Kim Johnson and Dan Carden joined other MPs and academics from the UK who had previously formally nominated the Henry Reeve International Medical Brigade from Cuba for the award. | The online petition, published by the solidarity campaign on its website, had accumulated by November's end, more than 6,400 signatures of legislators, academics,…
Scotland To Return To the EU Soon, First Minister Sturgeon Vows
telesurenglish.net | 2021-01-01
The First Minister of Scotland Nicola Sturgeon asked the European Union (EU) to "keep the light on" because "Scotland will be back soon." | RELATED: | The United Kingdom Detaches From the European Union Today | The pro-independence politician tweeted that message after the Brexit transition period expired at 23: 00 GMT on December 31. | From that moment on, Scotland's trade relations and travel regulations with EU countries began to be ruled by the guidelines agreed in the new agreem…
Alien Hunter Spots 'UFO' in WWII Iwo Jima Flag Raising Video
sputniknews.com | 2021-01-01
The blogger claimed that up to 30 seconds are missing from the footage of the famous flag-raising operation.
Argentina Legalizes Abortion in Landmark Moment for Women's Rights
Tom Phillips | zcomm.org | 2021-01-01
The victory is the result of five years of mass protest marches by Argentina's grassroots women's movement, which began as a Twitter campaign against gender violence…
'Keep the Light On': Scottish FM Sturgeon Tweets to EU 'Scotland Will Be Back Soon'
sputniknews.com | 2021-01-01
The Scottish Parliament rejected UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson's post-Brexit trade deal on Wednesday, and last month the Conservative leader smeared Scotland's devolved power as a "disaster" for the country.
Qatar tells UN Security Council of repeated Bahraini violations of its territory
MEE staff | middleeasteye.net | 2021-01-01
Qatar tells UN Security Council of repeated Bahraini violations of its territory | Move is the second time in less than a week that Doha has informed the UN about such allegations against Manama | MEE staff | Fri, 01/01/2021 – 12: 31 | Alya bint Ahmed Al Thani, the Qatari permanent representative to the UN, called on top UN officials to put an end 'to the tendentious Bahraini violations' (Social media) | Qatar's Foreign M…
'Keep the light on' Sturgeon tells EU, suggesting Scotland might SECEDE from post-Brexit UK 'soon'
rt.com | 2021-01-01
Within minutes of Brexit taking effect, Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon tweeted a message to Brussels that Scotland might be rejoining the EU "soon," following up on a recent demand for another independence referendum. | "Scotland will be back soon, Europe. Keep the light on," Sturgeon said as clocks struck midnight in Brussels and the UK's exit from the European Union became official on Friday. | | Scotland will be back soon, Europe. Keep the light on üè¥Û ÅßÛ Å¢&Uci…
Black man tests positive for Covid-19 after being wrongfully detained by maskless Virginia police officer in viral video
rt.com | 2020-12-31
A black man has tested positive for Covid-19 soon after a maskless white officer mistakenly detained him at a mall in Virginia, his fiancee has said. Police previously apologized and admitted the officer had broken Covid-19 rules. | Jamar Mackey got tested three days after the altercation with a maskless officer, and the positive result arrived on Christmas Eve, the man's fiancee, Shantel Covil, told local news channel WAVY-TV. | "I'm very angry that they put my family at risk. Me and Jamar, that's one thing. But our kids, that's what upsets me the most," Covil said. | They arrested him, of course, no gloves,…
Why Lockdowns Don't Work and Hurt the Most Vulnerable. Bankruptcies, Poverty, Despair
Dr. Joseph Mercola | globalresearch.ca | 2020-12-31
In a December 9, 2020, Twitter thread,1 Michael P. Senger, an attorney and author of the September 2020 article,2 "China's Global Lockdown Propaganda Campaign," reviewed the largely hidden impacts of global lockdowns. Ivor Cummins' video also reviews …
Thai authorities detain 14 suspected pro-democracy protesters
Online News Editor | laprensalatina.com | 2020-12-31
Bangkok, Dec 31 (efe-epa).- Thai authorities on Thursday arrested 14 suspected members of the pro-democracy movement that in recent months has staged a wave of mass protests calling for political and royal reforms. The NGO Thai Lawyers for Human Rights said on Twitter that the detainees were accused of breaching the emergency law banning street …
UK MPs Nominate Cuban Doctors for Nobel Peace Prize
teleSUR, CE | telesurenglish.net | 2020-12-31
The Cuba Solidarity Campaign in the United Kingdom announced Thursday that four more members of the British Parliament have nominated the Cuban doctors for the 2021 Nobel Peace Prize. | RELATED: | Filmmaker Michael Moore Voices Support for Cuba's Doctors | According to a message spread through Twitter, MPs from Liverpool Paula Barker, Ian Byrne, Kim Johnson and Dan Carden joined other MPs and academics from the UK who had previously formally nominated the Henry Reeve International Me…
"Our region lost a real peace hero": Iran Foreign Ministry
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2020-12-31
TEHRAN, Dec. 31 (MNA) — Iranian Ministry of Foreign Affairs in a tweet on Thu. wrote that the region lost a real peace hero, referring to the 1st anniversary of martyrdom of former IRGC Quds Force Commander Lt. Gen. Qassem Soleimani.
Saudi preacher Yousef al-Ahmad sentenced to four years in prison
Rayhan Uddin | middleeasteye.net | 2020-12-31
Saudi preacher Yousef al-Ahmad sentenced to four years in prison | Charges against the Islamic scholar and academic said to include attending a book fair and visiting detainees in jail | Rayhan Uddin | Thu, 12/31/2020 – 13: 50 | Ahmad was detained by Saudi authorities in September 2017 as a part of a widespread crackdown on scholars and intellectuals (Screengrab/Twitter) | Saudi preacher Yousef al-Ahmad has been sen…
Dr. Susan Moore Died of COVID 2 Weeks After Recording Video Decrying Racist Care
Staff | truthout.org | 2020-12-30
As the United States reports record deaths and hospitalizations from COVID-19 in the final days of 2020, we look at how the pandemic that ravaged the country this year has shone a stark new light on racism in medical care. In a viral video recorded by Black physician Dr. Susan Moore, she describes racist treatment by medical staff at a hospital in Indianapolis and says they did not respond to her pleas for care, despite being in intense pain and being a doctor herself. In the video, Dr. Moore says she had to beg…
"This Is How Black People Get Killed": Dr. Susan Moore Dies of COVID After Decrying Racist Care
Staff | democracynow.org | 2020-12-30
‚Ä®As the United States reports record deaths and hospitalizations from COVID-19 in the final days of 2020, we look at how the pandemic that ravaged the country this year has shone a stark new light on racism in medical care. In a viral video recorded by Black physician Dr. Susan Moore, she describes racist treatment by medical staff at a hospital in Indianapolis and says they did not respond to her pleas for care, despite being in intense pain and being a doctor herself. In the video, Dr. Moore says she had to beg to receive pain medication and the antiviral drug remdesivir, and accuses a doctor a…
Bolivia signs contract to purchase 2.6 million doses of Russia's Sputnik V Covid-19 vaccine
rt.com | 2020-12-30
Bolivia has become the third Latin American nation to strike an agreement with Russia's Direct Investment Fund for supplies of its Sputnik V vaccine against Covid-19. Under the deal, La Paz will receive 2.6 million doses. | The contract between the Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF) and Bolivia's Health Supply Center (CEASS) was signed during a videoconference, in which Bolivian President Luis Arce took part. | The president praised Sputnik V in a Twitter post, calling it a "safe and effective" vaccine that…
Bolivia signs contract to purchase 2.6mn doses of Russia's Sputnik V Covid-19 vaccine
rt.com | 2020-12-30
Bolivia has become the third Latin American nation to strike an agreement with Russia's Direct Investment Fund for supplies of its Sputnik V vaccine against Covid-19. Under the deal, Bolivia will receive 2.6 million doses. | The contract between the Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF) and Bolivia's Health Supply Center (CEASS) was signed during a videoconference, which was also attended by Bolivian President Luis Arce. | The president praised Sputnik V in a Twitter post, calling it a "safe and effective" vacc…
Memphis Zoo Seeking Donations, Will Temporarily Close
Rafael Figueroa | laprensalatina.com | 2020-12-30
MEMPHIS, TN (FOX 13) — The ongoing pandemic has hit businesses hard this year, and the Memphis Zoo is asking for donations. The Zoo is temporarily closing in accordance with the Shelby County Health Directive 16. The closure will go into effect Dec. 30. According to a Facebook post from the Zoo, the safety of …
EU and China conclude negotiations on investment deal
Online News Editor | laprensalatina.com | 2020-12-30
Brussels, Dec 30 (efe-epa).- The European Union and China concluded negotiations on a long-awaited investment deal designed to lower business barriers to European companies in China and push toward leveling the playing field between the two economic powers. European Commission president Ursula von der Leyen tweeted: "The EU has the largest single market in the …
Soleimani blood united regional nations against US arrogance
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2020-12-30
TEHRAN, Dec. 30 (MNA) — In a tweet on early Wednesday, Iran's Foreign Ministry stated that the blood of Martyr General Soleimani united regional nations against the US arrogance and presence.
Why Not Take Congressional Proxy Voting All the Way?
Thomas Knapp | counterpunch.org | 2020-12-29
The Hill reports that US House Republicans, who made a show earlier this year of opposing remote and proxy voting in Congress, are warming to the latter practice. US Representative Paul Mitchell (R-MI) gave his proxy to US Representative Abigail Spanberger (D-VA) in early December, declaring by tweet that…