2022-01-21: News Headlines

Vijay Prashad (2022-01-21). We Are Human, but in the Dark We Wish for Light. dissidentvoice.org Carelle Homsy (Egypt), Liberté Egypte, 2009. For over a decade, Alaa Abd el-Fattah has been in and out of Egypt's prisons, never free of the harassment of the military state apparatus. In 2011, during the high point of the revolution, Alaa emerged as an important voice of his generation and since then has been a …

Kungu Al-Mahadi Adam (2022-01-21). Abiy Ahmed: GERD won't only benefit Ethiopia but Sudan and Egypt too. plusnews.ug The Prime Minister of Ethiopia, Dr Abiy Ahmed, has revealed that the Grand Ethiopia Renaissance Dam (GERD) built by Ethiopia on the Blue Nile will not only benefit the people of Ethiopia but also the downstream countries Egypt and Sudan. The giant hydropower dam, when completed will become Africa's largest hydroelectric power generator and the …

ecns.cn (2022-01-21). Ethiopia receives additional 2.2 mln doses of Chinese-donated COVID-19 vaccines. ecns.cn The Chinese government on Thursday donated an additional 2.2 million doses of Sinopharm COVID-19 vaccines to Ethiopia, giving a boost to the East African nation's vaccination efforts.

Morteza Ahmadi Al Hashem (2022-01-21). Kenya voices readiness to welcome Iranian investors. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jan. 21 (MNA) — The Economic Attaché of Kenyan Embassy to the Islamic Republic of Iran announced that his country is ready to attract Iranian investors eagerly.

_____ (2022-01-21). Is Perfidious Erdogan Destroying Russia for The Great Turan? journal-neo.org Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is notorious for slippery dealings with supposed allies whether NATO or the EU. However his greatest perfidy seems now to be directed against Turkey's relationship with Putin's Russia. Over the past two or more years in its dealings with Ukraine, Armenia, Syria, Libya and now most recently, in the failed …

Gideon Polya (2022-01-21). Responses to Israeli and South African Apartheid. dissidentvoice.org Paul Fletcher, Australian Federal Minister for the Arts, in an article entitled "Festival boycott the futile work of 'useful idiots'" (The Australian, 21/1/2022) falsely stated: "When Australians look at Israel, what they see is the only multi-party democracy in the Middle East — not an "apartheid state"". The facts: (1). Notwithstanding a century-long Palestinian Genocide …

Kungu Al-Mahadi Adam (2022-01-21). Museveni demands Africa's permanent seats on UN Security Council. plusnews.ug President Yoweri Museveni is rooting to have the African continent to have two permanent representatives at the United Nations Security Council. Museveni who was Thursday addressing the Foreign Ministers of the African countries of the Committee of 10 for the reform of the UN Security Council, meeting at Speke Resort Munyonyo in Kampala, said such …

Labor Video Project (2022-01-21). Clover & The Class War In South Africa With GIWUSA President Mametlwe Sebei. indybay.org Five thousand workers at the Clover Dairy company in South Africa are fighting an Israeli billionaire family the Wertheim's who have taken over the company and have cut wages and threatened thousands of layoffs. South African unions are calling for an international day of solidarity at all Israeli consulates and embassies, South African embassies and consulates and all franchises of Coca-Cola…

Staff (2022-01-21). La erupción del volcán de Tonga fue la más ruidosa desde la del volcán indonesio Krakatoa en 1883. cubadebate.cu Debido a las ondas de "baja frecuencia" provocadas por la erupción, que pueden viajar a "miles de kilómetros de distancia desde la fuente" la explosión del volcán tongano sería catalogada como la "más escuchada" del mundo. Un fenómeno natural provocado por un volcán de tal fuerza que no se registraba desde la erupción del volcán Krakatoa, entre las islas indonesia de Sumatra y Java, cuya explosión en 1883 causó un tsunami con olas de hasta 40 metros e hizo que la temperatura mundial bajara 1.2 grados.

Staff (2022-01-21). 17 dead as rural community flattened. rt.com A lorry carrying explosives collided with a motorcycle, triggering the blast | On Thursday, a motorcycle collided with a truck carrying explosives to a gold mine in the rural settlement of Apiate, in western Ghana, the government said on Friday. The collision set off a blast which flattened a rural town. | Police stated that the motorcycle had fallen under a truck which was on route to the Chirano gold mine, run by Toronto-based Kinross Gold Corporation (K.TO). Kinross said it was monitoring the rescue effort. | In footage shared online, piles of timber can be seen where buildings used to stand. There also app…

Stephen Zunes (2022-01-21). Biden's Dangerous Refusal to Reverse Trump's Western Sahara Policy. fpif.org In his final weeks in office, President Donald Trump stunned the international community in formally recognizing Western Sahara as part of Morocco. Morocco has occupied much of its southern neighbor since 1975, when it invaded and annexed the former Spanish colony in defiance of the United Nations Security Council and a landmark ruling of the International Court of Justice. | Most observers believed that, as with some of Trump's other impetuous foreign policy decisions, President Joe Biden would reverse it soon after coming to office. However, much to the disappointment of bipartisan congressional leaders, career…

Kungu Al-Mahadi Adam (2022-01-21). Uganda-Rwanda talks: Kigali gov't spokesperson Yolande's pessimism catastrophic. plusnews.ug This week, Ambassador Adonia Ayebare delivered President Yoweri Museveni's special message to Rwanda's President Paul Kagame in Kigali. The details of the message are a top secret but Kigali admitted receiving it. Photos of Ambassador Ayebare personally transiting the message to President Kagame have widely been shared online. The gesture by Uganda reaching out to …

Rick Rozoff (2022-01-20). Turkey: NATO's "impartial" mediator in Ukraine conflict. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com Count on Russia to lumber right into the trap. The NATO state with the second-largest military, second-largest population and the most war trophies in recent years (Iraq, Syria, Libya, Nagorno-Karabakh) will mediate between Russia and the Zelensky regime. Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov can conduct the meeting in Turkish, his preferred tongue. === Ukraine, Russia seek …

_____ (2022-01-20). Telling Lies On An International Scale. popularresistance.org The mainstream media have been replete with stories of a new Tory "red meat" initiative of right-wing policies. "Government sources" briefed the media that Foreign Secretary Liz Truss and Home Secretary Priti Patel were in talks with their counterparts in Ghana and Rwanda about setting up internment camps to receive asylum seekers deported from the U.K. Apart from the fact it would be entirely illegal to deport Syrians or Afghans to Africa, I knew it to be simply impossible the story was true.

WSWS (2022-01-20). Workers Struggles: Europe, Middle East & Africa. wsws.org Romanian transport workers in wildcat strike against pay cuts joined by striking teachers and public sector workers over same issue; workers at Fiat Plastic in Kragujevac, Serbia, form own union and continue year-long indefinite strike against pay cuts; teachers protest across Iran over pay and conditions in 50 cities including Tehran; 5,000 South African dairy workers continue nine-week strike over attacks on pay and conditions, other workers threaten to join action…

Labor Video Project (2022-01-20). Clover & The Class War In South Africa With GIWUSA President Mametlwe Sebei. indybay.org Five thousand workers at the Clover Dairy company in South Africa are fighting an Israeli billionaire family the Wertheim's who have taken over the company and have cut wages and threatened thousands of layoffs. South African unions are calling for an international day of solidarity at all Israeli consulates and embassies, South African embassies and consulates and all franchises of Coca-Cola…

sputniknews (2022-01-20). Smuggler Arrested With Seven Endangered Egyptian Vulture Species in India's Madhya Pradesh. sputniknews.com Egyptian vultures, also known as white scavenger vultures or pharaoh's chickens, are the smallest of all vultures. They are a globally endangered species on the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) Red List and often migrate from central Asia to India during the winter.

teleSUR, DRL, JDO (2022-01-20). Estampida en ceremonia católica deja 30 muertos en Liberia. telesurtv.net La estampida comenzó cuando hombres armados ingresaron a un evento en un estadio de fútbol de la capital, Monrovia.

teleSUR, DRL, JDO (2022-01-20). Estampida en ceremonia católica deja 30 muertos en Liberia. telesurtv.net La estampida comenzó cuando hombres armados ingresaron a un evento en un estadio de fútbol de la capital, Monrovia.

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2022-01-20). "Behind the Extractivist Criticism of Progressive Governments Lies the Shadow of Conservative Restoration" libya360.wordpress.com Alvaro García Linera In the face of the naive leftism that thinks that a society can escape world domination by itself, Lenin and Marx remind us that capitalism is planetary, and that the only way to overcome it is also planetary. Therefore the struggles and efforts for the socialization of production in a single country…

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2022-01-20). The Long Roots of Venezuela's Communal Tradition. libya360.wordpress.com Chris Gilbert Socialist communes may be new in Venezuela — officially, they began no earlier than 2009 — but, like much that is new, they also rely on old traditions and hence involve a "blast from the past." On a certain level, it is hardly surprising that overcoming the radical atomization of capitalist society could…

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2022-01-20). ASPI — The Gov't-Funded Conspiracist Think Tank Now Controlling Your Social Media Feed. libya360.wordpress.com Alan Macleod That ASPI is now partially in charge of Twitter's moderation, influencing what hundreds of millions of people see daily, is a grave threat to the free flow of information, as well as to the chances for a peaceful 21st century. CANBERRA, AUSTRALIA —Social media giant Twitter raised many eyebrows recently when it announced…

_____ (2022-01-20). US and EU manipulate Libya's Leadership through Stephanie Williams. journal-neo.org On December 24, 2021, Libya was supposed to hold a popular vote for the country's first president, but it never did. If "outside players" had not interfered in the general elections, these would have been held long ago, Libyans and many observers believe. However, the US, which has a direct interest in establishing its stable …

_____ (2022-01-20). US and EU manipulate Libya's Leadership through Stephanie Williams. journal-neo.org On December 24, 2021, Libya was supposed to hold a popular vote for the country's first president, but it never did. If "outside players" had not interfered in the general elections, these would have been held long ago, Libyans and many observers believe. However, the US, which has a direct interest in establishing its stable …

Brittani Banks (2022-01-20). Morocco Drives a War in Western Sahara for Its Phosphates. independentmediainstitute.org In November 2020, the Moroccan government sent its military to the Guerguerat area, a buffer zone between the territory claimed by the Kingdom of Morocco and the Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic (SADR). The Guerguerat border post is at the very southern edge of Western Sahara along the road that goes to Mauritania. The presence of …

Brittani Banks (2022-01-20). Morocco Drives a War in Western Sahara for Its Phosphates. independentmediainstitute.org In November 2020, the Moroccan government sent its military to the Guerguerat area, a buffer zone between the territory claimed by the Kingdom of Morocco and the Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic (SADR). The Guerguerat border post is at the very southern edge of Western Sahara along the road that goes to Mauritania. The presence of …

Zoe Alexandra (2022-01-20). Morocco's Democratic Way faces intensified crackdown. peoplesdispatch.org The left-wing Democratic Way of Morocco has been prevented from holding a crucial Congress. This is only the latest chapter in a long campaign of repression and intimidation waged against the movement by the state…

Peoples Dispatch (2022-01-20). Protester dies after being injured in crackdown on anti-government demonstrations in Tunisia. peoplesdispatch.org 57-year-old Ridha Bouziane died in hospital five days after he was injured during protests against the government of president Kais Saied in Tunis on January 14…

Peoples Dispatch (2022-01-20). Tsunami causes 'unprecedented disaster' in Tonga, oil spill in Peru and other stories. peoplesdispatch.org Today we look at a major oil on Peru's coast, the death of a Tunisian protestor injured in a violent police crackdown, and more…

Ssebunya David (2022-01-20). UCC investigating NBS, 21 other TV stations for airing copyrighted content. plusnews.ug Uganda Communications Commission (UCC) is investigating 23 TV stations following complaints that they have been broadcasting copyrighted content without permission, in contravention of the Copyrights and Neighbouring Rights Act 2006. The Communications regulator in a statement says they recently wrote to the stations, demanding that they immediately stop and desist from any further broadcasting of …

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2022-01-20: News Headlines

Ann Garrison (2022-01-19). Did WHO chief Tedros violate UN rules to advance TPLF interests in Ethiopia? thegrayzone.com In leaked audio, UN staffers accuse World Health Organization Secretary-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus of violating UN code to further the objectives of his political allies in Ethiopia's conflict Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, World Health Organization (WHO) Secretary-General and overseer of the UN's global coronavirus response, has established a shadow relief operation that sidesteps the authority of Ethiopia's sovereign government and directly coordinates with his political allies in the country's civil war. The alleged actions by Tedros, which have come to light …

William Briggs (2022-01-19). Sub-Saharan Africa and the degeneration of capitalism. greenleft.org.au Africa ought to be the richest continent on Earth. Its natural resources alone make this a fact and yet it remains oppressed and prey to exploitation. William Briggs explains why.

Labor Video Project (2022-01-19). Clover & The Class War In South Africa With GIWUSA President Mametlwe Sebei. indybay.org Five thousand workers at the Clover Dairy company in South Africa are fighting an Israeli billionaire family the Wertheim's who have taken over the company and have cut wages and threatened thousands of layoffs. South African unions are calling for an international day of solidarity at all Israeli consulates and embassies, South African embassies and consulates and all franchises of Coca-Cola…

WSWS (2022-01-19). Oxfam report reveals malignant dependency of the pandemic on capitalist inequality. wsws.org The Oxfam report "Inequality Kills," published on Monday, exposes the connection between the wealth accumulation of the billionaire elite and the deadly impact of the pandemic on masses of people internationally over the past two years.

Pavan Kulkarni (2022-01-19). Seven more killed and over a hundred wounded as anti-coup protests continue in Sudan. peoplesdispatch.org More than a hundred others have been injured by bullets as well as by tear gas canisters and stun grenades fired directly at the bodies of the protesters in the three cities of Khartoum state…

Peoples Dispatch (2022-01-19). Civil society and rights groups raise concern over rising state repression in Tunisia. peoplesdispatch.org In a press conference Tuesday, the groups expressed alarm over the rapidly declining status of human rights and civil liberties in the country, days after security forces violently attacked anti-government protesters and made dozens of arrests…

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