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2021-01-26: News Headlines

MEE and agencies (2021-01-26). Loud explosion shakes Riyadh days after Saudi Arabia intercepts projectile. middleeasteye.net Loud explosion shakes Riyadh days after Saudi Arabia intercepts projectile | Residents said the explosion rattled windows in the Saudi capital and saw air defences intercept a missile | Tue, 01/26/2021 – 14: 08 | It is rare for drones or missiles launched by Yemen's Houthi rebels to reach the Saudi capital, which is 700 km away from the border (AFP) | A loud explosion rocked Riyadh on Tues…

Staff (2021-01-26). Fred Hampton: The Fight for Truth. truthout.org The event will take place at 7 pm ET, January 26, 2021. | Long-time civil rights attorneys Flint Taylor and Jeffrey Haas will join Defending Rights & Dissent (DRAD) and Truthout as DRAD Policy Director and Still Spying Podcast host Chip Gibbons discusses the latest revelations about the FBI's role in Fred Hampton's death and why it matters. | Fifty-one years ago, the Chicago Police raided the office of the Illinois Black Panther Party, killing Fred Hampton and Mark Clark. The police initially claimed they acted in self-defense, but this w…

sputniknews (2021-01-26). Indian Political Parties Condemn Farmers' Protest Rally Turning Violent in Delhi. sputniknews.com Farmers in India have been protesting on the borders of Delhi since 26 November, demanding the scrapping of three new farm laws – the Farmers Produce Trade and Commerce, the Farmers Agreement on Price Assurance and Farm Services, and the Amendment to the Essential Commodities Act 2020, passed by the central government last September.

Brenda Norrell (2021-01-26). Kumeyaay Urge Biden: Halt Border Wall Construction, Repair Damage. indybay.org Kumeyaay gathered for ceremony and sent a message to President Biden: "Keep your word. Stop the border wall construction and repair the damage."

Defend People's Park (2021-01-26). People's Park Fenced Off by University of California Berkeley. indybay.org For 50 years, UC administrators have schemed to take People's Park back from those who turned a dirt lot into a lush, community-focused public sanctuary. Now, UCB is on the verge of permanently destroying the park. Fencing has gone up while soil is tested in anticipation of construction of a 16-story housing complex in 2022. Surveillance units have been installed to deter resistance. Unless large numbers of people unite to fight back, and soon, People's Park will become lost forever.

Armando Ibarra (2021-01-26). Paying Symbolic Tribute to César Chávez Isn't Enough. progressive.org If Biden really wants to honor the civil rights activist, he'd ensure farmworkers have the same protections as other workers.

Ali Salam (2021-01-25). Israeli Forces Shoot & Injure Farmer in Northern Gaza. imemc.org Israeli forces stationed at the northern border of the Gaza Strip opened fire at a Palestinian farmer working on his land in Beit Lahia, in northern Gaza, on Sunday afternoon, resulting in a gunshot wound in his head. The injured farmer was taken to the Indonesian Hospital in northern Gaza, where his wound was described …

_____ (2021-01-25). How Biden's First Executive Actions Fall Short. popularresistance.org On January 20, 2021, President Biden signed a series of executive orders that fell short of addressing two major crises facing jobless, poor, immigrants and working people: the threat of a wave of mass evictions and the threats of family separation by an emboldened rogue ICE agency. Simply put: Biden's first executive orders did not cancel the rent debt and only delivered a partial moratorium on deportations. | As the President settles in his new home, everyday people are wondering if they'll avoid being kicked out of theirs. Millions of renters, homeowners and undocumented immigrants are teetering on the edge of…

_____ (2021-01-25). Breonna Taylor Grand Jurors File Petition Against Kentucky Attorney General. popularresistance.org Three grand jurors from the investigation into the police raid that killed 26-year-old Breonna Taylor are now calling for Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron (R) to be impeached over allegations that he mishandled the case. | The jurors on Friday filed a petition with the state House of Representatives, arguing that Cameron breached the public's trust and also misrepresented key grand jury findings, according to the Louisville Courier Journal, which first reported the complaint. | A press release from the attorney representing the grand jurors, who remained anonymous to protect their identities, said of the…

sputniknews (2021-01-25). Masses of Protesting Farmers Descend on India's Financial Capital Night Before 72nd Republic Day. sputniknews.com The Indian farmers have been protesting on the borders of Delhi since 26 November, demanding the scrapping of three new farm laws – the Farmers Produce Trade and Commerce, the Farmers Agreement on Price Assurance and Farm Services, and Amendment to the Essential Commodities Act 2020 – passed by the central government last September.

WSWS (2021-01-25). No Man's Land: A strictly delimited movie about borders. wsws.org Filmmaking brothers favor the personal and shun the political in a Western set in Texas and Mexico.

sputniknews (2021-01-24). UK Firms Reportedly Urged to Set Up EU Bases to Dodge Post-Brexit 'Administrative Nightmare'. sputniknews.com Earlier reports said that companies exporting to the European Union were under pressure as they grappled with new border controls, import taxes, and additional customs paperwork post-Brexit, with turnaround and transit times impacted.

Munyaradzi Makoni (2021-01-23). [World Report] South Africa responds to new SARS-CoV-2 variant. thelancet.com Land borders have been closed and restrictions continue as a new variant stresses the health system. Munyaradzi Makoni reports.

2021-01-25: News Headlines

The Canary (2021-01-25). Baby tyrannosaurs were 'size of Border Collie dog' when taking first steps. thecanary.co Baby tyrannosaurs were only the size of a Border Collie dog when they took their first steps, a team of palaeontologists has discovered.Led by Dr Greg Funston, a University of Edinburgh researcher, the team examined fossilised remains of a tiny jaw bone and claw which had been found in Canada and the US.They were revealed to belong to a baby tyrannosaur — cousin of the fabled T-Rex — in 3D scans and are the first-known fossils of tyrannosaur embryos.The discoveries were made in Canada and the US (Greg Funton/PA)It suggests the creatures which lived more than 70 million years ago were only around three-f…

Ali Salam (2021-01-25). Israeli Forces Shoot & Injure Farmer in Northern Gaza. imemc.org Israeli forces stationed at the northern border of the Gaza Strip opened fire at a Palestinian farmer working on his land in Beit Lahia, in northern Gaza, on Sunday afternoon, resulting in a gunshot wound in his head. The injured farmer was taken to the Indonesian Hospital in northern Gaza, where his wound was described …

_____ (2021-01-25). Breonna Taylor Grand Jurors File Petition Against Kentucky Attorney General. popularresistance.org Three grand jurors from the investigation into the police raid that killed 26-year-old Breonna Taylor are now calling for Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron (R) to be impeached over allegations that he mishandled the case. | The jurors on Friday filed a petition with the state House of Representatives, arguing that Cameron breached the public's trust and also misrepresented key grand jury findings, according to the Louisville Courier Journal, which first reported the complaint. | A press release from the attorney representing the grand jurors, who remained anonymous to protect their identities, said of the…

Brenda Norrell (2021-01-25). Kumeyaay Urge Biden: Halt Border Wall Construction, Repair Damage. indybay.org Kumeyaay gathered for ceremony and sent a message to President Biden: "Keep your word. Stop the border wall construction and repair the damage."

sputniknews (2021-01-25). Masses of Protesting Farmers Descend on India's Financial Capital Night Before 72nd Republic Day. sputniknews.com The Indian farmers have been protesting on the borders of Delhi since 26 November, demanding the scrapping of three new farm laws – the Farmers Produce Trade and Commerce, the Farmers Agreement on Price Assurance and Farm Services, and Amendment to the Essential Commodities Act 2020 – passed by the central government last September.

WSWS (2021-01-25). No Man's Land: A strictly delimited movie about borders. wsws.org Filmmaking brothers favor the personal and shun the political in a Western set in Texas and Mexico.

sputniknews (2021-01-24). UK Firms Reportedly Urged to Set Up EU Bases to Dodge Post-Brexit 'Administrative Nightmare'. sputniknews.com Earlier reports said that companies exporting to the European Union were under pressure as they grappled with new border controls, import taxes, and additional customs paperwork post-Brexit, with turnaround and transit times impacted.

Binoy Kampmark (2021-01-23). Immortal Wins: India Defeats Fortress Australia. dissidentvoice.org It was never meant to be like this. After the Indian cricketing team met misery and disaster in the first test match at Adelaide, registering a paltry 36 in its second innings, little hope was had for the touring side. Australia threatened rout and massacre. The Border-Gavaskar trophy seemed within the home side's grasp. And …

MEE and agencies (2021-01-23). Explosion heard in Riyadh as Saudi Arabia intercepts 'hostile target'. middleeasteye.net Explosion heard in Riyadh as Saudi Arabia intercepts 'hostile target' | Capital's King Khaled International Airport reports number of flight delays, but unclear if these were linked to incident | Sat, 01/23/2021 – 14: 38 | It is rare for drones and missiles launched by the Houthis to reach Riyadh, about 700km from the Yemeni border (File pic/AFP) | Saudi Arabia intercepted a "hostile targe…

Munyaradzi Makoni (2021-01-23). [World Report] South Africa responds to new SARS-CoV-2 variant. thelancet.com Land borders have been closed and restrictions continue as a new variant stresses the health system. Munyaradzi Makoni reports.

teleSUR (2021-01-22). Children in Caravan Were Injured and Traumatized, UNICEF Warns. telesurenglish.net The United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) Thursday warned that most of the Honduran children who were in the caravan that left for Guatemala last week returned to their country injured, extremely tired, or with psychological trauma. | RELATED: | Until January 20, about 3,854 adults and 108 children from the 7,000 caravan migrants returned to Honduras after Guatemala blocked their advance towards the U.S.-Mexico…

teleSUR (2021-01-22). AMLO: Those Seeking Conflict With the US "Will Be Left Waiting" telesurenglish.net Mexican President Andres Manuel López Obrador said on Friday that those hoping for confrontations between his government and Biden's administration "will be left waiting" as the new U.S. president poses "no threats against Mexico." | RELATED: | AMLO welcomed Biden's decision to cancel the Mexico – U.S. border wall and his new immigration policy. Both presidents had a phone conversation on December 19, and their rep…