Daily Archives: January 8, 2021

2021-01-08: News Headlines

Sara Flounders (2021-01-08). Hunger strikes at three New Jersey prisons. workers.org 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 . . . |

_____ (2021-01-08). Patriarchy And The Pandemic. popularresistance.org The COVID-19 pandemic has made it agonizingly clear that the systems under which we are living were already broken. The pandemic has only exacerbated the crisis of the capitalist system and removed any illusions about this reality. However, the impact of the crisis has not been uniform. The neoliberal capitalist model, which survives and profits by exploiting the vulnerable, again fell back on its same old ways. As a result, it has been the workers, the migrants, the women, and others, whose unpaid and underpaid labor serves as the basis for capitalists to profit, who have suffered the most. | In this conversatio…

Christoph Spehr (2021-01-08). For a borderless pragmatism. Outline of a Progressive Migration Policy. indybay.org Immigration leads to stronger economic growth, which in turn creates jobs, Without migration, we would all be sitting in Olduvia in East Africa, as we were 100,000 years ago. About 3% of the world's population, about 215 million people, live in a state other than the one in which they were born. Migration has always existed. Not everything has become more right-wing in the last 50 years.

Staff (2021-01-08). COVID Scientist Rebekah Jones Condemns Armed Police Raid on Her Home & Florida's Pandemic Response. democracynow.org As Florida sets new records for daily coronavirus cases, we speak with a whistleblower who was fired in May from the Florida Department of Health after she refused to censor information about the state's COVID-19 outbreak. Rebekah Jones is a data scientist who helped build Florida's coronavirus tracking dashboard, and she says her termination came after she refused to manipulate data to support the state's reopening. In December, police raided Jones's home in Tallahassee, seizing her computer and phone and holding her family at gunpoint, as part of an alleged investigation into a hacking of the Florida Health Dep…

teleSUR (2021-01-08). Venezuela Reaffirms Its Sovereign Rights Over the Essequibo. telesurenglish.net Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro Thursday signed a presidential decree setting the country's maritime and territorial borders in order to protect national jurisdiction rights, especially on the disputed Essequibo territory. | RELATED: | He informed that the United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres was notified about his government rejections over the recent International Court of Justice (ICJ) ruling…

WSWS (2021-01-07). Nebraska governor says undocumented meatpacking workers will not receive vaccine. wsws.org 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.

Danica Jorden (2021-01-07). France Grants Citizenship to Immigrant Essential Workers as Protests Against Racist "Security" Laws Grow. globalresearch.ca 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 …

_____ (2021-01-07). How Activists Shut Down Key Pipeline Projects In New York. popularresistance.org 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…

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

Peoples Dispatch (2021-01-06). Activists ask UK government to ensure safety for migrants crossing English Channel. peoplesdispatch.org 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…

Alan Macleod (2021-01-06). Journalists, Activists Condemn UK Decision to Keep Assange Locked Up without Charge. mintpressnews.com "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…

WSWS (2021-01-05). Workers Struggles: The Americas. wsws.org 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.

RT (2021-01-05). Saudi Arabia and Qatar end years-long row with border reopening, resumption of ties. rt.com Full ties have been restored between Saudi Arabia and Qatar after hugs were exchanged between leaders of the two nations at the annual Gulf Cooperation Council summit on Tuesday, ending their three-year-diplomatic dispute. | Riyadh and its allies, Egypt, the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Bahrain, have agreed to resume relations with Doha, Saudi Foreign Minister Faisal bin Farhan al-Saud told a news conference. | It follows the announcement by Kuwait — a mediator of the talks — on Monday that the four Arab nations would reopen their land, sea and air borders with Qatar. | The countries had cut Qatar…

Julia Conley, staff writer (2021-01-05). In 'Brutal Blow' to Wildlife and Gift to Big Oil, Trump Finalizes Rollback of Migratory Bird Treaty Act. commondreams.org 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

Mehta A, Sperling LS, Wells BJ. (2021-01-05). Postexercise Ankle-Brachial Index Testing to Diagnose Peripheral Artery Disease—Reply. jamanetwork.com 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…

2021-01-08: Social Media Postees

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Patriarchy And The Pandemic
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2021-01-08
The COVID-19 pandemic has made it agonizingly clear that the systems under which we are living were already broken. The pandemic has only exacerbated the crisis of the capitalist system and removed any illusions about this reality. However, the impact of the crisis has not been uniform. The neoliberal capitalist model, which survives and profits by exploiting the vulnerable, again fell back on its same old ways. As a result, it has been the workers, the migrants, the women, and others, whose unpaid and underpaid labor serves as the basis for capitalists to profit, who have suffered the most. | In this conversatio…
popularresistance.org/patriarchy-and-the-pandemic/

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
workers.org/2021/01/53670/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=hunger-strikes-at-three-new-jersey-prisons

For a borderless pragmatism. Outline of a Progressive Migration Policy
Christoph Spehr | indybay.org | 2021-01-08
Immigration leads to stronger economic growth, which in turn creates jobs, Without migration, we would all be sitting in Olduvia in East Africa, as we were 100,000 years ago. About 3% of the world's population, about 215 million people, live in a state other than the one in which they were born. Migration has always existed. Not everything has become more right-wing in the last 50 years.
indybay.org/newsitems/2021/01/08/18839266.php

COVID Scientist Rebekah Jones Condemns Armed Police Raid on Her Home & Florida's Pandemic Response
Staff | democracynow.org | 2021-01-08
As Florida sets new records for daily coronavirus cases, we speak with a whistleblower who was fired in May from the Florida Department of Health after she refused to censor information about the state's COVID-19 outbreak. Rebekah Jones is a data scientist who helped build Florida's coronavirus tracking dashboard, and she says her termination came after she refused to manipulate data to support the state's reopening. In December, police raided Jones's home in Tallahassee, seizing her computer and phone and holding her family at gunpoint, as part of an alleged investigation into a hacking of the Florida Health Dep…
www.democracynow.org/2021/1/8/rebekah_jones_florida_coronavirus_dashboard

Venezuela Reaffirms Its Sovereign Rights Over the Essequibo
telesurenglish.net | 2021-01-08
Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro Thursday signed a presidential decree setting the country's maritime and territorial borders in order to protect national jurisdiction rights, especially on the disputed Essequibo territory. | RELATED: | Venezuela's New Parliament Holds Its First Legislative Session | He informed that the United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres was notified about his government rejections over the recent International Court of Justice (ICJ) ruling…
telesurenglish.net/news/Venezuela-Reaffirms-Its-Sovereign-Rights-Over-the-Essequibo–20210108-0004.html

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.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2021/01/07/nbka-j07.html

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 …
globalresearch.ca/france-grants-citizenship-immigrant-essential-workers-protests-against-racist-security-laws-grow/5733758

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…
popularresistance.org/how-activists-shut-down-key-pipeline-projects-in-new-york/

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.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2021/01/06/midf-j06.html

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…
peoplesdispatch.org/2021/01/06/activists-ask-uk-government-to-ensure-safety-for-migrants-crossing-english-channel/

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…
mintpressnews.com/journalists-activists-condemn-uk-bail-decision-julian-assange/274066/