2021-01-07: Social Media Postees

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Hunger strikes at three New Jersey prisons
Sara Flounders | workers.org | 2021-01-08
The filthy conditions, indefinite incarceration and escalating COVID infections have touched off desperate hunger strikes at three New Jersey county jails. Each jail operates as a prison-for-profit, renting space at $120 a day for ICE to jail out-of-state migrant detainees. The N.J. counties use the contracts to generate tens of . . . | Continue reading Hunger strikes at three New Jersey prisons at Workers.org

Nebraska governor says undocumented meatpacking workers will not receive vaccine
wsws.org | 2021-01-07
Governor Ricketts said during a press conference that undocumented immigrants in the meat processing industry will not receive the COVID-19 vaccine and his spokesman said its distribution will be prioritized by citizenship status.

France Grants Citizenship to Immigrant Essential Workers as Protests Against Racist "Security" Laws Grow
Danica Jorden | globalresearch.ca | 2021-01-07
The government of France has decided to recognize the contributions of essential workers from other countries working within its borders during the pandemic by offering them French citizenship. On 22 December 2020, the day of the announcement, 74 immigrants were …

How Activists Shut Down Key Pipeline Projects In New York
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2021-01-07
If all had gone according to plan, the Constitution pipeline would be carrying fracked gas 124 miles from the shale gas fields of Pennsylvania through streams, wetlands, and backyards across the Southern Tier of New York until west of Albany. There it would join two existing pipelines, one that extends into New England and the other to the Ontario border as part of a vast network that moves fracked gas throughout the northeastern United States and Canada. | For a while, everything unfolded as expected. When the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission approved the project in 2014, the U.S. was in the midst of a frack…

Australia: Chinese immigrant meatworkers locked out after protesting alleged assault
wsws.org | 2021-01-06
The meatworkers' union acted as strike-breaker, shutting down the Chinese workers' principled act of solidarity with their victimised colleague.

Activists ask UK government to ensure safety for migrants crossing English Channel
Peoples Dispatch | peoplesdispatch.org | 2021-01-06
According to reports, 8,400 migrants risked their lives crossing the English Channel to reach the UK in 2020, four times the number recorded in 2019…

Journalists, Activists Condemn UK Decision to Keep Assange Locked Up without Charge
Alan Macleod | mintpressnews.com | 2021-01-06
"To us, that is nothing more than a pretext to keep him detained. This seems unnecessarily punitive and adding insult to injury after the 10 years of hell that he has endured" — Rebecca Vincent, Reporters Without Borders…

Workers Struggles: The Americas
wsws.org | 2021-01-05
Two farmworkers died in a brutal police assault on their protest over regressive labor legislation, while police repressed a commemoration march over the death of Mauricio Fredes.

In 'Brutal Blow' to Wildlife and Gift to Big Oil, Trump Finalizes Rollback of Migratory Bird Treaty Act
Julia Conley, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2021-01-05
Just over two weeks before President Donald Trump is set to leave the White House, his U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service on Tuesday finalized a rollback of the Migratory Bird Treaty Act. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/headline/thumbs/5882147624_27c5e7956a_o_1.jpg

Postexercise Ankle-Brachial Index Testing to Diagnose Peripheral Artery Disease–Reply
Mehta A, Sperling LS, Wells BJ. | jamanetwork.com | 2021-01-05
In Reply Dr Mahé and colleagues are concerned about the sensitivity and specificity of the thresholds used for diagnosing PAD in patients with normal (1.00-1.40) or borderline (0.91-0.99) resting ABI and exertional non–joint-related leg pain. The diagnostic threshold of either a postexercise ABI decrease of more than 20% or a postexercise ankle systolic pressure decrease of more than 30 mm Hg were suggested by Aboyans et al as a reasonable diagnostic criterion for PAD (recommendation class IIa; level of evidence A) in the 2012 American Heart Association scientific statement on measurement and interpretation…