Daily Archives: 2022-01-07

2022-01-07: News Headlines

Staff (2022-01-07). Headlines for January 7, 2022. democracynow.org On Jan. 6 Anniversary, Biden Warns of Trump's "Dagger at the Throat of Democracy", Supreme Court to Weigh Vaccine Mandates as U.S. Coronavirus Cases Hit Record High, WHO Warns Omicron Is Overwhelming Hospitals and Killing People, Not "Mild", As Omicron Shatters Pandemic Records, Brazil's Bolsonaro Blasts Child Vaccinations, Kazakh President Orders Troops to Shoot Without Warning as Protest Death Toll Mounts, 3 Eritrean Refugees, Including 2 Children, Killed by Airstrike in Ethiopia's Tigray, Israelis Kill Two Palestinians in West Bank; Far-Right Protesters Attack Palestinian Reporter, Two Journalists Murdered in…

Staff (2022-01-07). Crude rally continues amid Kazakhstan turmoil. rt.com Escalating tensions in the former Soviet state, together with Libyan outages, send futures surging | Global prices for crude oil saw a sharp increase on Thursday, extending the gains recorded during the previous session, as bloody unrest continues to sweep Kazakhstan, an OPEC+ oil producer. | The global benchmark Brent crude futures rose 0.38% to $82.30 per barrel, while US West Texas Intermediate crude futures also gained 0.38% to trade at $79.76 per barrel. Both contracts were trading at their highest since late November. | The latest increase comes as Kazakhstan — the second-largest oil producer in the…

Staff (2022-01-07). Sudan Protests Demand End to Military Rule: "No Negotiation, No Partnership, No Legitimacy" democracynow.org We get an update from Sudan, where at least three pro-democracy protesters were killed by security forces on Thursday, bringing the death toll to at least 60 since the military coup on October 25. Thursday's protest came four days following Abdalla Hamdok's resignation as Sudan's prime minister, after he was deposed in the October coup and then shortly restored to power by the military in November. However, protesters on the ground find Hamdok's resignation insignificant and consider him irrelevant to the fight for full democratic control over the government, says Sudanese activist Marine Alneel, who joins us fro…

Pacifica's Covid, Race & Democracy (2022-01-07). CRD Workers' Struggles in Southern Africa Pacifica's Covid Race & Democracy. indybay.org Pacifica's Covid, Race and Democracy covers the growing working class struggles in South Africa from Namibia to South Africa.

WSWS (2022-01-07). Workers Struggles: Europe, Middle East & Africa. wsws.org French secondary school teachers begin a week of strikes over COVID-19 danger, unions demand mitigation only; 3,000 workers begin five-week strike at Finnish forestry company UPM over collective bargaining agreement; further protests by Iranian workers and pensioners in defence of livelihoods as food inflation hits 80 percent; strike by 5,000 workers at South African dairy group Clover Foods continues, with factory closures imminent and 1,000 job losses…

Morteza Ahmadi Al Hashem (2022-01-07). New Algerian envoy submits credentials to Iran FM. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jan. 07 (MNA) — The newly appointed Ambassador of Algeria to Iran Ali Orouj submitted a copy of his credentials to the Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian at the venue of Foreign Ministry on Thursday.

ecns.cn (2022-01-07). Chinese FM refutes 'debt trap' allegation in China-Africa cooperation. ecns.cn The so-called allegation of "debt trap" is groundless and has been hyped up by some people with ulterior motives to smear China-Africa cooperation, visiting Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi said here Thursday.

ecns.cn (2022-01-07). Chinese FM elaborates on initiative of peaceful development in Horn of Africa. ecns.cn China stands ready to propose the "Initiative of Peaceful Development in the Horn of Africa" to support regional countries in addressing security, development and governance challenges.

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2022-01-06). US Capitol Riot One-Year Anniversary: Was it a False-Flag Attack? libya360.wordpress.com Jeremy Kuzmarov Amateurish planning, delayed police response and presence of agent provocateurs in crowd offers indication that Deep State was behind it. On January 6, 2021—one year ago today—a mob of pro-Trump supporters laid siege to the U.S. Capitol, causing more than $30 million in property damage and as many as seven deaths. At that time, a…

Staff (2022-01-06). "White Rage" Author Carol Anderson: GOP Attack on "Election Fraud" Really an Attack on Black Voters. democracynow.org Many events marking the first anniversary of the deadly January 6 insurrection at the U.S. Capitol are focusing on voting rights, as false claims about voter fraud have fueled Republican efforts to restrict voting access, especially for Black voters. Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer vowed Tuesday to proceed with a vote to change the filibuster rule to prevent Republicans from blocking new voting rights legislation. Professor Carol Anderson, author of "White Rage" and "One Person, No Vote," says former President Trump's false claims about voter fraud prompted a wave in 2021 of some of the most aggressive and r…

_____ (2022-01-06). Russian-Led Security Bloc Sending Peacekeepers To Kazakhstan. popularresistance.org The Russian-led Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO) announced Wednesday that it is sending peacekeeping forces to Kazakhstan after the country's president requested help to deal with massive protests. | The CSTO is a six-member military alliance made up of six former Soviet states. Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan, the CSTO's current chair, announced the deployment and said the peacekeepers would be sent to Kazakhstan "for a limited period with the aim of stabilization and normalization of the situation in this country." Pashinyan didn't specify how many peacekeepers were being deployed.

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2022-01-06). Kazakhstan: 'Nationalists are on the Rise'. libya360.wordpress.com Dmitry Plotnikov Central Asian security, access to space, and ethnic Russians among reasons why Moscow can't ignore unrest in the former Soviet nation What's behind the current violent unrest in Kazakhstan and why is political stability in this huge former Soviet republic of such great importance to Russia? Events in Kazakhstan are unfolding at breakneck…

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2022-01-06). The U.S. Directed Rebellion in Kazakhstan May Well Strengthen Russia. libya360.wordpress.com Moon of Alabama Protesters take part in a rally over a hike in energy prices in Kazakhstan's Almaty on Wednesday.(AFP Photo) In early 2019 the Pentagon financed think tank RAND published an extensive plan for soft attacks on Russia. Extending Russia: Competing from Advantageous Ground. The 350 pages long report recommended certain steps to be…

Pacifica's Covid, Race & Democracy (2022-01-06). CRD Workers' Struggles in Southern Africa Pacifica's Covid Race & Democracy. indybay.org Pacifica's Covid, Race and Democracy covers the growing working class struggles in South Africa from Namibia to South Africa.

Plus News (2022-01-06). In solidarity with Ethiopia and its people. plusnews.ug By Moses Khisa There is no doubt Ethiopia is in a made place. War is bad business. I am filing this column from the Ethiopian capital, Addis Ababa. I first arrived here eight years ago as a young PhD candidate trying to research and write a comparative doctoral project. Soon, I became deeply attached to this …

sputniknews (2022-01-06). UK MPs Slam Verdict in Colston Statue Case as 'Woke', Argue it Legitimises Vandalism. sputniknews.com The statue of the English merchant, who was involved in the enslavement of over 80,000 people in Africa, including children, was toppled and dumped in a harbour by demonstrators on 7 June 2020 during global protests against racial inequality. The incident sparked a debate on which statues should remain standing across the UK.

Pavan Kulkarni (2022-01-06). South African dairy worker strike continues as inquiry looms over Clover Industries. peoplesdispatch.org Unions have intensified their struggle, filing an official complaint against Clover's retrenchment plans to the Competition Commission and calling for the company to be nationalized…

_____ (2022-01-06). Libya: Tough Elections During Tough Times. journal-neo.org Presidential elections should have been held in Libya on December 24, but now, in a country torn apart by war, acrid feud, and institutional divisions, few believe that the vote will take place at all. The High National Electoral Commission (HNEC), the body overseeing the vote, stated with great regret that it was unable to …

_____ (2022-01-06). Libya: Tough Elections During Tough Times. journal-neo.org Presidential elections should have been held in Libya on December 24, but now, in a country torn apart by war, acrid feud, and institutional divisions, few believe that the vote will take place at all. The High National Electoral Commission (HNEC), the body overseeing the vote, stated with great regret that it was unable to …

Juan Torres López (2022-01-06). La economía en 2022, más nubes que claros. globalizacion.ca La mayoría de los economistas y organismos internacionales creyeron que 2022 sería el año de la definitiva normalización de la economía internacional tras la pandemia, después de una recuperación que se presumía potente y sin grandes obstáculos en el que…

Juan Torres López (2022-01-06). La economía en 2022, más nubes que claros. globalizacion.ca La mayoría de los economistas y organismos internacionales creyeron que 2022 sería el año de la definitiva normalización de la economía internacional tras la pandemia, después de una recuperación que se presumía potente y sin grandes obstáculos en el que…

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