Daily Archives: January 26, 2020

2020-01-26: News Headlines

RT (2020-01-26). No more BATS & SNAKES for gourmands: China bans WILDLIFE trade after virus outbreak linked to agricultural producers. rt.com China's Agriculture Ministry has banned trade in wildlife nationwide to curb the outbreak of the deadly coronavirus. Wild animals consumed for food are believed to be the source of the outbreak. | The ministry banned trade in wild animals — alive or dead — in markets, supermarkets, restaurants, and e-commerce platforms, as well as the transportation of wildlife. It also ordered a quarantine of all places where such animals are bred, it said in a joint statement with the Forestry Department. | Two seafood markets in the big industrial city of Wuhan are believed to have been the starting point of the 2…

RT (2020-01-26). Chinese health chiefs warn coronavirus is growing 'stronger', MUTATION closely monitored by scientists. rt.com The mysterious coronavirus is now spreading more rapidly and little is still known about it, China's senior health officials said, as Beijing grapples with shortages of hazmat suits and protective masks. | "The virus' transmission ability has become stronger," National Health Commission Minister Ma Xiaowei said at a press briefing on Sunday. | Ma said that the previously-unknown coronavirus, which has already killed 56 people in China, is spreading faster, while the outbreak is entering a "more serious and complicated phase." | The official noted that the government's knowledge of the new virus remains limite…

RT (2020-01-26). Cleansing by fire? Hong Kong protesters set QUARANTINE-slated building alight as locals reject any coronavirus patients near them. rt.com In a bizarre attack, masked protesters have thrown Molotov cocktails into the lobby of a building that the Hong Kong authorities were planning to use to quarantine people in need of testing for the deadly coronavirus. | As of Sunday, a total of eight people in Hong Kong had been diagnosed with the disease originating from the mainland China city of Wuhan, with three more patients added to the list. Hong Kong has declared a state of emergency over the outbreak and rolled out measures to prevent the spread of the infection. | One of these was meant to reserve a newly-built empty public housing building in the Fa…

C.J. Atkins (2020-01-26). China's coronavirus response shows what's possible when people come before profits. peoplesworld.org SINGAPORE—The usually celebratory atmosphere of Lunar New Year was markedly more subdued across Asia this weekend as government officials in China fought to contain the outbreak of a deadly new coronavirus that has, as of this writing, infected nearly 2,000 and taken the lives of more than 50. Unprecedented efforts are being made to halt …

RT (2020-01-26). 1st 'presumed case' of coronavirus confirmed in Austria, number of infected in France rises to 3. rt.com A Chinese flight attendant has been hospitalized in Vienna with symptoms of flu, the city's authorities have confirmed. The woman has recently traveled to Wuhan — the epicenter of the deadly coronavirus outbreak, and is suspected of having contracted the disease. | France remains the only European country so far where cases of the novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) have been confirmed. The number of infected persons there has recently increased to three, according to the European Center for Disease Prevention and Control. | The total number of infections globally has surpassed 2,000. Most of them are in China,…

RT (2020-01-26). 'We're Man United and we'll sing what we want': Supporters vent frustration at club during team's FA Cup drubbing of Tranmere. rt.com Manchester United supporters used their FA Cup win against Tranmere Rovers to make a statement of opposition to the club's hierarchy on Sunday, chanting for the removal of the team's executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward. | Ole Gunnar Solksjaer relieved the pressure hoisted upon his by his team's humiliating home defeat to Burnley midweek by sending six goals without reply past a shell-shocked Tranmere side. | But the game will perhaps be as memorable for the actions of United's supporters in the stands just as much as the players on the pitch after their support vocally campaigned for changes in the club's lead…

RT (2020-01-26). India marks Republic Day with grand show of military might & cultural diversity (VIDEOS). rt.com India celebrated its 71st Republic Day with a grand parade, showcasing the nation's military might, history and cultural diversity, with visiting Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro as the guest of honor. | Before the parade kicked off down the iconic Rajpath boulevard in downtown Delhi, Prime Minister Narendra Modi laid a wreath at the newly built National War Memorial for the first time instead of doing so at the Amar Jawan Jyoti memorial, dedicated to the heroes of the Indo-Pakistani War of 1971. | Prime Minister

RT (2020-01-26). 'Pakistan has far better minds than India': Pak government minister's peculiar pitch to Netflix unleashes slew of criticism. rt.com Pakistan's minister for science and technology is under fire for a bizarre pitch to Netflix and Amazon which claimed that Pakistan has "far better minds" than its neighbor India. | In a tweet congratulating a Pakistani TV channel for airing a drama he enjoyed, Fawad Chaudhry called on the streaming giants to invest in the Islamic republic. | "I yet again ask @amazon and @Netflix invest in Pak drama n film #Pakistan has far better minds than India our music is far superior, you guys wont regret" he wrote. | Must congretulate

Staff (2020-01-26). The Failure to Deliver Reparations. truthdig.com "Repair: Redeeming the Promise of Abolition" | In July 2019, on a stage cluttered with nine other Democratic presidential candidates, Marianne Williamson broke with her normal jargon of cosmos to present a plan for reparations to black Americans. After translating 40 acres and a mule into a modern-day equivalent, she proposed from $200 billion to $500 billion for reparations programs, along with some "deep truth telling" in America. Her reference to "truth telling" likely refers to this natio…

RT (2020-01-26). 'Bad Farsi? Try English': Iran's Zarif mocks Trump for comments based on Fox headlines & shabby translation. rt.com Tehran's top diplomat has suggested the US president stop sourcing news from either Fox or his hapless Farsi translators, after Trump rejected negotiating with Iran, apparently missing a crucial nuance in a Der Spiegel interview. | President Donald Trump on Sunday told his Twitter subscribers that "Iran wants to negotiate with The United States, but wants sanctions removed." He tagged Fox News and One America News and issued a resounding "No Thanks!" To hammer home the message, the commander-in-chief posted the same words in Farsi, the official language of Iran. Trump had earlier tweeted, also in Farsi, his su…

RT (2020-01-26). Plane 'catches fire' after takeoff from airport in northern Iran. rt.com A Tehran-bound passenger plane was forced to return to Gorgan airport in northern Iran, as one of its engines caught fire shortly after takeoff. Footage has emerged allegedly showing the frightening scene. | The aircraft made an emergency landing and the passengers have been evacuated. The plane was carrying 85 passengers, none of whom were said to have been injured in the incident, according to local media. The flight was reportedly operated by Qeshm Air. | Meanwhile, photos purportedly showing the extent of the blaze appeared on Twitter. | üî¥ ÿ¢ÿ™ÿ¥ &fras…

RT (2020-01-26). A resurrection of sorts: Kim Jong-un's aunt stuns guests with a shock appearance, after being 'killed' by tabloids years ago. rt.com The once-powerful aunt of North Korea strongman Kim Jong-un, who had not been seen in public since the downfall and execution of her husband, has reappeared as a guest of honor at an official Lunar New Year's Day celebration. | Kim Kyong-hui, a full sister of Kim Il-sung who held significant sway in North Korean politics under her father and, later, her brother, had not been seen since 2013. In December of that year her husband, the powerful general Jang Song-thaek, met with an unexpected political and physical demise. His arrest during a politburo meeting was shown by state television; he was accused of treas…

RT (2020-01-26). Russian Orthodox Church's former spokesman collapses & dies in Moscow, aged just 51. rt.com An ex-spokesman of the Russian Orthodox Church, Vsevolod Chaplin, has died suddenly in Moscow. The ultraconservative cleric was known for his controversial statements, often made during frequent appearances in the Russian media. | Chaplin reportedly felt ill when he was sitting on a bench near the church he was serving in on Sunday. He then slumped to the ground, and by the time the ambulance arrived it was too late. According to the media reports, the arch-priest suffered an asthma attack, although the exact cause of death is still unknown. | Chaplin had just concluded mass at the well-known, central Moscow,…

RT (2020-01-26). EU carbon tax more about political wrangling than tackling climate change, analysts tell RT. rt.com The new European Commission president has been trying to make fighting climate change the hallmark of her presidency. However, her proposals could further split the bloc and backfire, hurting the EU itself, analysts believe. | Since taking office in December, Ursula von der Leyen has been pushing for the Green Deal, aiming to make Europe the "world's first climate-neutral continent by 2050." The approach includes tax on imports from non-EU countries with less-strict ecological rules. By doing this, Brussels claims it wants to prevent so-called carbon leakage, so importers from countries with "lower ambition fo…

RT (2020-01-26). 'Major' terrorist attack planned for India's Republic Day foiled after 3 militants killed in Kashmir. rt.com Indian authorities averted a major attack on Republic Day when they killed three jihadist militants during a raid in Kashmir, including a mastermind behind the 2019 Pulwama blast, the country's army and police chiefs said. | The militants, belonging to the Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) jihadist group, were killed in a clash with security forces in the Pulwama District of the Indian-controlled part of disputed Kashmir on Saturday, ahead of the nationwide celebrations, police and army officials revealed. | Kashmir's Inspector General of Police Vijay Kumar told reporters that one of the killed terrorists was Qari Yasir,…

RT (2020-01-26). Brazil breaks oil production record. rt.com Brazil produced more than 1 billion barrels last year, the first time it has breached the 1-billion-barrel mark, Reuters reports, citing the country's oil regulator, ANP. | The daily average stood at 3.106 million bpd, up 7.78 percent on 2018, ANP also said. | More than half of the total oil production Brazil recorded in 2019 came from the prolific presalt zone off its coast. The contribution of the presalt zone stood at 633.98 million barrels, which was an annual improvement of 21.56 percent. | Also on rt.com | | Br…

RT (2020-01-26). 5 rockets land near US embassy in Baghdad's Green Zone (VIDEOS). rt.com Five rockets have reportedly landed in the vicinity of the US embassy in Iraq's capital city of Baghdad. It was not immediately clear whether the projectiles inflicted any damage or casualties. | The missiles hit Baghdad's heavily-fortified Green Zone, AFP said, citing security sources. One of the sources said that five 'Katyusha rockets' had landed near the compound, while another put the number of projectiles at three. | Incoming

RT (2020-01-26). At least 19 soldiers killed after attack on military camp in Mali. rt.com The Sokolo army campin central Mali came under attack early on Sunday, according to the country's military. The operation, which left at least 19 servicemen and five others dead, has been claimed by Al-Qaeda affiliate Nusrat al-Islam (JNIM), a group active in the Maghreb and West Africa regions. It remains unclear whether the perpetrators sustained any casualties. | The attackers reportedly took the servicemen by surprise, breaching the base's cordon on motorbikes then gunning down their victims. Footage released by pro-jihadist outlets shows a cache of small arms, several pickup trucks and other equipment pur…

RT (2020-01-26). 2 killed as US embassy car 'rams into vehicle' in Islamabad — reports. rt.com Two people were reported killed and four others injured after a US embassy car apparently jumped a red light and rammed into the side of another vehicle in the Pakistani capital. Local reports claim a woman and a man have died.

RT (2020-01-26). 'I can see the light': WATCH rescuers save 2yo girl & her mother after they spent 24 HOURS trapped under rubble in Turkey. rt.com An injured mother and her baby girl spent nearly a whole day buried under debris after a deadly earthquake struck several cities in eastern Turkey. | Rescuers heard the woman's faint voice coming from deep under the rubble on Saturday, nearly 24 hours after a multi-story apartment complex in Elazig, eastern Turkey was demolished by a 6.8-magnitude earthquake. Ayse Yildiz told the first response team that she and her two-year-old daughter Yusra were trapped and could not get out on their own. "I can see the light. Please, be quick," the woman was quoted as saying as rescuers rushed to clear the debris. | Luckil…

Orion the Elder (2020-01-26). Basta Thanks Chelsea Manning and Julian Assange for Revealing Bush's War Crimes. indybay.org MacArthur&Fruitvale…

Dr. Binoy Kampmark (2020-01-26). Split Hearings: The Assange Extradition Case Drags On. globalresearch.ca It is being increasingly larded with heavy twists and turns, a form of state oppression in slow motion, but the Julian Assange extradition case now looks like it may well move into the middle of the year, dragged out, ironically …

Prof Michel Chossudovsky (2020-01-26). "Fake News": "Hundreds" of Iraqis Want US Troops to Leave their Country. globalresearch.ca Who is telling the truth. Compare the images. | The Mainstream Media is lying. | "Fake News"? | See the official tweet of the Associated Press. | Hundreds, Thousands? Millions? | It's what you call "investigative reporting"… | You see what you want to …

sputniknews (2020-01-26). Netanyahu's Rival Benny Gantz to Hold Private Meeting With Trump Ahead of Mideast Peace Plan Reveal. sputniknews.com The long-awaited publication of the peace plan is expected to take place amid a state of political uncertainty in the Jewish state, which has been unable to form a new government for nearly a year along with its prime minister also being indicted on corruption charges.

San Mateo Protests (2020-01-26). Raging Grannies Remember Kent State at J25 No War With Iran Rally. indybay.org Old enough to remember, members of the Raging Grannies tuned up their voices to sing a classic anti-war song from the Vietnam war era.

Curt Wechsler (2020-01-26). Trump/Pence #OutNOW: No War on Iran! No War on Women! indybay.org Bring #OUTNOW into mass protests against U.S. war on Iran — join up with the Refuse Fascism contingent for Saturday's Global Day of Protest. | We will STAY in the streets into the afternoon, to protest this year's Christian fundamentalist "Walk for Life" attack on women's abortion rights.

Stephen Lendman (2020-01-26). "War on Dissent" Threatens Speech, Media and Academic Freedoms. globalresearch.ca Censorship is the new normal in America and the West, wanting the message controlled, targeting what conflicts with it for elimination, notably on major geopolitical issues. | Digital democracy is the last frontier of free and open expression. | It's threatened by …

Stephen Lendman (2020-01-26). Trump to Slash Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security Benefits? globalresearch.ca On the sidelines of the World Economic Forum in Davos, he was asked if cutting Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security is on his agenda. | "At some point they will be," he responded, adding: Cutting them is "the easiest of all …

Staff (2020-01-26). There's Nothing "Pro-Life" About Trump's Opposition to Abortion Rights. truthout.org As Senators sat listening to hours upon hours of impeachment proceedings, considering the possibility of removing the president from office, Donald Trump began campaigning for a second term. Yesterday, that meant being the first sitting president ever to attend and speak at the March for Life. Trump said it was a "profound honor" to be the first president to attend, and assured that "unborn children have never had a stronger defender in the White House." Similar to his campaign rallies, at the end of T…

Staff (2020-01-26). In Secret Recording, Trump Admits Fear of Clinton Picking Sanders as VP in 2016. truthout.org In a nearly 90-minute audio recording of a private dinner that took place with numerous individuals and President Donald Trump in 2018 and that was made public Saturday evening by the legal team of Lev Parnas, a close associate of the president's personal attorney Rudy Giuliani, the president can be heard saying "take her out" in reference to former U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine Marie Yovanovitch—a key witness in the impeachment trial now in the U.S. Senate. | Trump also says in the reco…

sputniknews (2020-01-26). China's Health Commission Says New Coronavirus Spread Appears to Be Accelerating. sputniknews.com BEIJING (Sputnik) – The new coronavirus differs from the previous types, while its spread is apparently accelerating, China's National Health Commission director said on Sunday.

Mondialisation (2020-01-26). Novo coronavírus na China: um exame dos fatos. globalresearch.ca Os meios de comunicaàßà£o ocidentais discutiram o novo vírus corona que comeàßou a se proliferar na cidade de Wuhan, na China Central, mas, além de pequenos detalhes repetitivos e do inevitável ataque à China, nà£o há muita luz sobre as …

Staff (2020-01-26). The Flu Poses a Far Greater Threat to Americans Than the Coronavirus From China. truthout.org There's a deadly virus spreading from state to state. It preys on the most vulnerable, striking the sick and the old without mercy. In just the past few months, it has claimed the lives of The virus is influenza, and it poses a far greater threat to Americans than the coronavirus from China that has made headlines around the world. | "When we think about the relative danger of this new coronavirus and influenza,…

Brett Redmayne-Titley (2020-01-26). How the US Supreme Court Forever Sold Its Gavel: Behind the Scenes Legal Machinations. globalresearch.ca "Essentially, five Justices were unhappy with the limited nature of the case before us, so they changed the case to allow themselves to change the law." — Former US Supreme Court justice, John Paul Stevens | This week almost all media …

Nicoletta Lanese (2020-01-26). Only One Lab in China Can Safely Handle the New Coronavirus. globalresearch.ca As an escalating viral outbreak unfolds in China, only one lab in the country meets the required biosafety standards needed to study the new disease. | The lab happens to sit in the center of Wuhan, the city where the newly …

Dr. Leon Tressell (2020-01-26). Prospects for China-U. S. Relations After "Phase 1 Trade Deal" globalresearch.ca Last week the US and China finally signed phase 1 of their long awaited trade deal. Despite Trump's hyperbole financial markets reacted in a rather muted way to the 'deal of the century'. The continuing inflation in stock markets is …

sputniknews (2020-01-26). Secure, Contain, Protect: How China and Other Countries Fight Against New Coronavirus. sputniknews.com The outbreak of a new type of virus was confirmed earlier this month, and while medics are working on a vaccine against the deadly disease, China and other countries are trying their best to stop it from spreading and quarantining all the patients, affected by it.

sputniknews (2020-01-26). Chinese Health Official Reveals For How Long Coronavirus May Remain Undetected. sputniknews.com BEIJING (Sputnik) – The incubation period for the new coronavirus, called 2019-nCoV, lasts from one to 14 days, the director of China's National Health Commission (NHC) said on Sunday.

David Giesen (2020-01-26). Sun Yet-sen's Happy New Year proposal for China: the walking tour. indybay.org American Youth Hostel | 312 Mason St. | San Francisco | (meet in the lobby)…

Michael Wong (2020-01-26). The New Cold War on China. indybay.org Veterans Building, 401 Van Ness Avenue (at Fulton), room 210, San Francisco, CA…

Oakland Asian Cultural Center (2020-01-26). Reflections on Home Opening Reception. indybay.org OACC is located on the 2nd floor of Pacific Renaissance Plaza building in Oakland Chinatown.

sputniknews (2020-01-26). Japan Looks to Evacuate Citizens From Virus-Stricken Wuhan, Hubei Province – Abe. sputniknews.com MOSCOW (Sputnik) – Japanese authorities are coordinating with China to evacuate its citizens from the Chinese province at the centre of the deadly coronavirus outbreak, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe told reporters.

Labor Video Project (2020-01-26). Pacifica Bylaws Hearing & The Corporatization of Pacifica. indybay.org At a hearing on new bylaws held at Alameda Superior Court Pacifica General Counsel Arthur J. Schwartz talks about the case and also the shutdown of WBAI by a faction of Pacifica that also want new bylaws that would corporatize the Foundation.

Boaventura de Sousa Santos (2020-01-26). Toward A New Universal Declaration of Human Rights I. zcomm.org The supposed historic triumph of human rights is leading to an unprecedented degradation of the expectations of a decent life for the majority of the world's population…

sputniknews (2020-01-26). Millions of Locusts Infest Eastern Africa, Threatening to Cause Mass Famine – Videos. sputniknews.com Swarms of locusts appeared in Africa searching for food, with millions of hungry insects contaminating fields in the eastern part of the continent after heavy rains at the end of 2019 made their numbers grow dramatically.

The Canary (2020-01-26). Concentration camp survivor turns 100 on Holocaust Remembrance Day. thecanary.co For Marija Frlan, it's as symbolic as it can get: A survivor of a Nazi concentration camp during the Second World War, the Slovenian woman turns 100 years old on Monday, the international Holocaust Remembrance Day.Frlan, who was held at the Nazis' Ravensbruck camp in northern Germany for more than a year in 1944-45, will join other survivors and officials in Poland on Monday for ceremonies marking the 75th anniversary of the liberation of the Auschwitz death camp.Ahead of the ceremonies, Frlan told the Associated Press that one could talk at length about what it was like in the Ravensbruck camp, but that only tho…

sputniknews (2020-01-26). Boris Johnson Reportedly at Odds With Trump Over Plans to Let Huawei Supply Britain's 5G Kit. sputniknews.com The UK is soon expected to make a final decision on whether to allow Chinese tech giant Huawei to supply the country with 5G equipment. Washington, however, has repeatedly warned London that this move could threaten British national security and potentially compromise intelligence sharing between the transatlantic allies.

Philip A Farruggio (2020-01-26). Sheep Always Seem to Lose Their Wool: "Our Nation Flounders in an Economic and Psychological Depression" globalresearch.ca "None are more hopelessly enslaved than those who falsely believe they are free." — Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe | September 11th is around the corner and our nation flounders in an economic and psychological depression. Are you aware that our …

Staff (2020-01-26). 2020 Is Off to a Terrifyingly Hot Start. truthdig.com The year is less than four weeks old, but scientists already know that carbon dioxide emissions will continue to head upwards — as they have every year since measurements began — leading to a continuation of the Earth's rising heat. | And they warn that the rise will be The warning is a reminder that global heating and climate change create their own positive feedbacks: more numerous and calamitous fores…

Khalid Amayreh (2020-01-26). Gaza: The Auschwitz of our Time. globalresearch.ca International Holocaust Remembrance Day. In Commemoration of the Liberation of Auschwitz, January 27, 2020 | *** | First published in August 2007 | In 1940, several months after invading Poland in September 1939, the Nazis forced about 500,000 Jews into the Warsaw Ghetto, …

2020-01-26: Social Media Postees

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Basta Thanks Chelsea Manning and Julian Assange for Revealing Bush's War Crimes
Orion the Elder | indybay.org | 2020-01-26
MacArthur&Fruitvale…
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/01/24/18830062.php

Split Hearings: The Assange Extradition Case Drags On
Dr. Binoy Kampmark | globalresearch.ca | 2020-01-26
It is being increasingly larded with heavy twists and turns, a form of state oppression in slow motion, but the Julian Assange extradition case now looks like it may well move into the middle of the year, dragged out, ironically …
globalresearch.ca/assange-extradition-case/5701718

"Fake News": "Hundreds" of Iraqis Want US Troops to Leave their Country
Prof Michel Chossudovsky | globalresearch.ca | 2020-01-26
Who is telling the truth. Compare the images. | The Mainstream Media is lying. | "Fake News"? | See the official tweet of the Associated Press. | Hundreds, Thousands? Millions? | It's what you call "investigative reporting"… | You see what you want to …
globalresearch.ca/fake-news-hundreds-of-iraqis-want-us-troops-to-leave-the-country/5701772

Netanyahu's Rival Benny Gantz to Hold Private Meeting With Trump Ahead of Mideast Peace Plan Reveal
sputniknews.com | 2020-01-26
The long-awaited publication of the peace plan is expected to take place amid a state of political uncertainty in the Jewish state, which has been unable to form a new government for nearly a year along with its prime minister also being indicted on corruption charges.
sputniknews.com/world/202001261078142709-netanyahus-rival-benny-gantz-to-hold-private-meeting-with-trump-ahead-of-mideast-peace-plan-reveal/

Cleansing by fire? Hong Kong protesters set QUARANTINE-slated building alight as locals reject any coronavirus patients near them
rt.com | 2020-01-26
In a bizarre attack, masked protesters have thrown Molotov cocktails into the lobby of a building that the Hong Kong authorities were planning to use to quarantine people in need of testing for the deadly coronavirus. | As of Sunday, a total of eight people in Hong Kong had been diagnosed with the disease originating from the mainland China city of Wuhan, with three more patients added to the list. Hong Kong has declared a state of emergency over the outbreak and rolled out measures to prevent the spread of the infection. | One of these was meant to reserve a newly-built empty public housing building in the Fa…
rt.com/news/479235-hong-kong-quarantine-building-torched/

Cleansing by fire? Hong Kong protesters set QUARANTINE-slated building alight as locals reject any coronavirus patients near them
rt.com | 2020-01-26
In a bizarre attack, masked protesters have thrown Molotov cocktails into the lobby of a building that the Hong Kong authorities were planning to use to quarantine people in need of testing for the deadly coronavirus. | As of Sunday, a total of eight people in Hong Kong had been diagnosed with the disease originating from the mainland China city of Wuhan, with three more patients added to the list. Hong Kong has declared a state of emergency over the outbreak and rolled out measures to prevent the spread of the infection. | One of these was meant to reserve a newly-built empty public housing building in the Fa…
rt.com/news/479235-hong-kong-quarantine-building-torched/

Trump/Pence #OutNOW: No War on Iran! No War on Women!
Curt Wechsler | indybay.org | 2020-01-26
Bring #OUTNOW into mass protests against U.S. war on Iran

Raging Grannies Remember Kent State at J25 No War With Iran Rally
San Mateo Protests | indybay.org | 2020-01-26
Old enough to remember, members of the Raging Grannies tuned up their voices to sing a classic anti-war song from the Vietnam war era.
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/01/26/18830102.php

'We're Man United and we'll sing what we want': Supporters vent frustration at club during team's FA Cup drubbing of Tranmere
rt.com | 2020-01-26
Manchester United supporters used their FA Cup win against Tranmere Rovers to make a statement of opposition to the club's hierarchy on Sunday, chanting for the removal of the team's executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward. | Ole Gunnar Solksjaer relieved the pressure hoisted upon his by his team's humiliating home defeat to Burnley midweek by sending six goals without reply past a shell-shocked Tranmere side. | But the game will perhaps be as memorable for the actions of United's supporters in the stands just as much as the players on the pitch after their support vocally campaigned for changes in the club's lead…
rt.com/sport/479240-manchester-united-ed-woodward-protest-tranmere/

"War on Dissent" Threatens Speech, Media and Academic Freedoms
Stephen Lendman | globalresearch.ca | 2020-01-26
Censorship is the new normal in America and the West, wanting the message controlled, targeting what conflicts with it for elimination, notably on major geopolitical issues. | Digital democracy is the last frontier of free and open expression. | It's threatened by …
globalresearch.ca/war-dissent-us-west-threatens-speech-media-academic-freedoms/5701729

Trump to Slash Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security Benefits?
Stephen Lendman | globalresearch.ca | 2020-01-26
On the sidelines of the World Economic Forum in Davos, he was asked if cutting Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security is on his agenda. | "At some point they will be," he responded, adding: Cutting them is "the easiest of all …
globalresearch.ca/trump-slash-medicare-medicaid-social-security-benefits/5701725

In Secret Recording, Trump Admits Fear of Clinton Picking Sanders as VP in 2016
Staff | truthout.org | 2020-01-26
In a nearly 90-minute audio recording of a private dinner that took place with numerous individuals and President Donald Trump in 2018 and that was made public Saturday evening by the legal team of Lev Parnas, a close associate of the president's personal attorney Rudy Giuliani, the president can be heard saying "take her out" in reference to former U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine Marie Yovanovitch–a key witness in the impeachment trial now in the U.S. Senate. | Trump also says in the reco…
truthout.org/articles/in-secret-recording-trump-admits-fear-of-clinton-picking-sanders-as-vp-in-2016/

There's Nothing "Pro-Life" About Trump's Opposition to Abortion Rights
Staff | truthout.org | 2020-01-26
As Senators sat listening to hours upon hours of impeachment proceedings, considering the possibility of removing the president from office, Donald Trump began campaigning for a second term. Yesterday, that meant being the first sitting president ever to attend and speak at the March for Life. Trump said it was a "profound honor" to be the first president to attend, and assured that "unborn children have never had a stronger defender in the White House." Similar to his campaign rallies, at the end of T…
truthout.org/articles/theres-nothing-pro-life-about-trumps-opposition-to-abortion-rights/

Secure, Contain, Protect: How China and Other Countries Fight Against New Coronavirus
sputniknews.com | 2020-01-26
The outbreak of a new type of virus was confirmed earlier this month, and while medics are working on a vaccine against the deadly disease, China and other countries are trying their best to stop it from spreading and quarantining all the patients, affected by it.
sputniknews.com/photo/202001261078124537-secure-contain-protect-china-fights-coronavirus/

Reflections on Home Opening Reception
Oakland Asian Cultural Center | indybay.org | 2020-01-26
OACC is located on the 2nd floor of Pacific Renaissance Plaza building in Oakland Chinatown.
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/01/24/18830061.php

No more BATS & SNAKES for gourmands: China bans WILDLIFE trade after virus outbreak linked to agricultural producers
rt.com | 2020-01-26
China's Agriculture Ministry has banned trade in wildlife nationwide to curb the outbreak of the deadly coronavirus. Wild animals consumed for food are believed to be the source of the outbreak. | The ministry banned trade in wild animals

China's Health Commission Says New Coronavirus Spread Appears to Be Accelerating
sputniknews.com | 2020-01-26
BEIJING (Sputnik) – The new coronavirus differs from the previous types, while its spread is apparently accelerating, China's National Health Commission director said on Sunday.
sputniknews.com/asia/202001261078141665-chinas-health-commission-says-new-coronavirus-spread-appears-to-be-accelerating/

Novo coronavírus na China: um exame dos fatos
Mondialisation | globalresearch.ca | 2020-01-26
Os meios de comunicaàßà£o ocidentais discutiram o novo vírus corona que comeàßou a se proliferar na cidade de Wuhan, na China Central, mas, além de pequenos detalhes repetitivos e do inevitável ataque à China, nà£o há muita luz sobre as …
globalresearch.ca/novo-coronavirus-na-china-um-exame-dos-fatos/5701778

China's coronavirus response shows what's possible when people come before profits
C.J. Atkins | peoplesworld.org | 2020-01-26
SINGAPORE–The usually celebratory atmosphere of Lunar New Year was markedly more subdued across Asia this weekend as government officials in China fought to contain the outbreak of a deadly new coronavirus that has, as of this writing, infected nearly 2,000 and taken the lives of more than 50. Unprecedented efforts are being made to halt …
peoplesworld.org/article/chinas-coronavirus-response-shows-whats-possible-when-people-come-before-profits/

The Flu Poses a Far Greater Threat to Americans Than the Coronavirus From China
Staff | truthout.org | 2020-01-26
There's a deadly virus spreading from state to state. It preys on the most vulnerable, striking the sick and the old without mercy. In just the past few months, it has claimed the lives of at least 39 children. | The virus is influenza, and it poses a far greater threat to Americans than the coronavirus from China that has made headlines around the world. | "When we think about the relative danger of this new coronavirus and influenza,…
truthout.org/articles/the-flu-poses-a-far-greater-threat-to-americans-than-the-coronavirus-from-china/

Chinese health chiefs warn coronavirus is growing 'stronger', MUTATION closely monitored by scientists
rt.com | 2020-01-26
The mysterious coronavirus is now spreading more rapidly and little is still known about it, China's senior health officials said, as Beijing grapples with shortages of hazmat suits and protective masks. | "The virus' transmission ability has become stronger," National Health Commission Minister Ma Xiaowei said at a press briefing on Sunday. | Ma said that the previously-unknown coronavirus, which has already killed 56 people in China, is spreading faster, while the outbreak is entering a "more serious and complicated phase." | The official noted that the government's knowledge of the new virus remains limite…
rt.com/news/479211-china-virus-grown-stronger/

Chinese Health Official Reveals For How Long Coronavirus May Remain Undetected
sputniknews.com | 2020-01-26
BEIJING (Sputnik) – The incubation period for the new coronavirus, called 2019-nCoV, lasts from one to 14 days, the director of China's National Health Commission (NHC) said on Sunday.
sputniknews.com/asia/202001261078142317-chinese-health-official-reveals-for-how-long-coronavirus-may-remain-undetected/

Sun Yet-sen's Happy New Year proposal for China: the walking tour
David Giesen | indybay.org | 2020-01-26
American Youth Hostel | 312 Mason St. | San Francisco | (meet in the lobby)…
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/01/21/18830021.php

1st 'presumed case' of coronavirus confirmed in Austria, number of infected in France rises to 3
rt.com | 2020-01-26
A Chinese flight attendant has been hospitalized in Vienna with symptoms of flu, the city's authorities have confirmed. The woman has recently traveled to Wuhan

Only One Lab in China Can Safely Handle the New Coronavirus
Nicoletta Lanese | globalresearch.ca | 2020-01-26
As an escalating viral outbreak unfolds in China, only one lab in the country meets the required biosafety standards needed to study the new disease. | The lab happens to sit in the center of Wuhan, the city where the newly …
globalresearch.ca/only-one-lab-china-safely-handle-new-coronavirus/5701733

The New Cold War on China
Michael Wong | indybay.org | 2020-01-26
Veterans Building, 401 Van Ness Avenue (at Fulton), room 210, San Francisco, CA…
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/01/24/18830066.php

1st 'presumed case' of coronavirus confirmed in Austria, number of infected in France rises to 3
rt.com | 2020-01-26
A Chinese flight attendant has been hospitalized in Vienna with symptoms of flu, the city's authorities have confirmed. The woman has recently traveled to Wuhan

How the US Supreme Court Forever Sold Its Gavel: Behind the Scenes Legal Machinations
Brett Redmayne-Titley | globalresearch.ca | 2020-01-26
"Essentially, five Justices were unhappy with the limited nature of the case before us, so they changed the case to allow themselves to change the law."

Japan Looks to Evacuate Citizens From Virus-Stricken Wuhan, Hubei Province – Abe
sputniknews.com | 2020-01-26
MOSCOW (Sputnik) – Japanese authorities are coordinating with China to evacuate its citizens from the Chinese province at the centre of the deadly coronavirus outbreak, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe told reporters.
sputniknews.com/asia/202001261078142222-japan-looks-to-evacuate-citizens-from-virus-stricken-wuhan-hubei/

Prospects for China-U. S. Relations After "Phase 1 Trade Deal"
Dr. Leon Tressell | globalresearch.ca | 2020-01-26
Last week the US and China finally signed phase 1 of their long awaited trade deal. Despite Trump's hyperbole financial markets reacted in a rather muted way to the 'deal of the century'. The continuing inflation in stock markets is …
globalresearch.ca/prospects-china-u-s-relations-after-phase-1-trade-deal/5701722

India marks Republic Day with grand show of military might & cultural diversity (VIDEOS)
rt.com | 2020-01-26
India celebrated its 71st Republic Day with a grand parade, showcasing the nation's military might, history and cultural diversity, with visiting Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro as the guest of honor. | Before the parade kicked off down the iconic Rajpath boulevard in downtown Delhi, Prime Minister Narendra Modi laid a wreath at the newly built National War Memorial for the first time instead of doing so at the Amar Jawan Jyoti memorial, dedicated to the heroes of the Indo-Pakistani War of 1971. | Prime Minister @narendramodi pays his respec…
rt.com/news/479202-india-military-parade-republic/

Concentration camp survivor turns 100 on Holocaust Remembrance Day
The Canary | thecanary.co | 2020-01-26
For Marija Frlan, it's as symbolic as it can get: A survivor of a Nazi concentration camp during the Second World War, the Slovenian woman turns 100 years old on Monday, the international Holocaust Remembrance Day.Frlan, who was held at the Nazis' Ravensbruck camp in northern Germany for more than a year in 1944-45, will join other survivors and officials in Poland on Monday for ceremonies marking the 75th anniversary of the liberation of the Auschwitz death camp.Ahead of the ceremonies, Frlan told the Associated Press that one could talk at length about what it was like in the Ravensbruck camp, but that only tho…
thecanary.co/global/world-news/2020/01/26/concentration-camp-survivor-turns-100-on-holocaust-remembrance-day/

Gaza: The Auschwitz of our Time
Khalid Amayreh | globalresearch.ca | 2020-01-26
International Holocaust Remembrance Day. In Commemoration of the Liberation of Auschwitz, January 27, 2020 | *** | First published in August 2007 | In 1940, several months after invading Poland in September 1939, the Nazis forced about 500,000 Jews into the Warsaw Ghetto, …
globalresearch.ca/gaza-the-auschwitz-of-our-time/6509

Millions of Locusts Infest Eastern Africa, Threatening to Cause Mass Famine – Videos
sputniknews.com | 2020-01-26
Swarms of locusts appeared in Africa searching for food, with millions of hungry insects contaminating fields in the eastern part of the continent after heavy rains at the end of 2019 made their numbers grow dramatically.
sputniknews.com/africa/202001261078142702-millions-of-locusts-infest-eastern-africa-threatening-to-cause-mass-famine—videos/

Pacifica Bylaws Hearing & The Corporatization of Pacifica
Labor Video Project | indybay.org | 2020-01-26
At a hearing on new bylaws held at Alameda Superior Court Pacifica General Counsel Arthur J. Schwartz talks about the case and also the shutdown of WBAI by a faction of Pacifica that also want new bylaws that would corporatize the Foundation.
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/01/24/18830055.php

2020 Is Off to a Terrifyingly Hot Start
Staff | truthdig.com | 2020-01-26
The year is less than four weeks old, but scientists already know that carbon dioxide emissions will continue to head upwards

Boris Johnson Reportedly at Odds With Trump Over Plans to Let Huawei Supply Britain's 5G Kit
sputniknews.com | 2020-01-26
The UK is soon expected to make a final decision on whether to allow Chinese tech giant Huawei to supply the country with 5G equipment. Washington, however, has repeatedly warned London that this move could threaten British national security and potentially compromise intelligence sharing between the transatlantic allies.
sputniknews.com/world/202001261078141883-boris-johnson-reportedly-at-odds-with-trump-over-plans-to-let-huawei-supply-britains-5g-kit/

Sheep Always Seem to Lose Their Wool: "Our Nation Flounders in an Economic and Psychological Depression"
Philip A Farruggio | globalresearch.ca | 2020-01-26
"None are more hopelessly enslaved than those who falsely believe they are free."

War Commentary Issue #1
War Commentary | indybay.org | 2020-01-26
An anarchist news-sheet dedicated to chronicling the emerging conflict between the forces of greed and the forces of liberation…
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/01/21/18830022.php

"No to War on Iran" Demonstration in Downtown SF
Leon Kunstenaar | indybay.org | 2020-01-26
March from Market Street to Union Square against War, Trump, and Assassination.
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/01/25/18830077.php

Toward A New Universal Declaration of Human Rights I
Boaventura de Sousa Santos | zcomm.org | 2020-01-26
The supposed historic triumph of human rights is leading to an unprecedented degradation of the expectations of a decent life for the majority of the world's population…
zcomm.org/znetarticle/toward-a-new-universal-declaration-of-human-rights-i/

'Pakistan has far better minds than India': Pak government minister's peculiar pitch to Netflix unleashes slew of criticism
rt.com | 2020-01-26
Pakistan's minister for science and technology is under fire for a bizarre pitch to Netflix and Amazon which claimed that Pakistan has "far better minds" than its neighbor India. | In a tweet congratulating a Pakistani TV channel for airing a drama he enjoyed, Fawad Chaudhry called on the streaming giants to invest in the Islamic republic. | "I yet again ask @amazon and @Netflix invest in Pak drama n film #Pakistan has far better minds than India our music is far superior, you guys wont regret" he wrote. | Must congretulate @ARYVideos for showing…
rt.com/news/479212-pakistan-politician-chaudhry-netflix-india/

'Bad Farsi? Try English': Iran's Zarif mocks Trump for comments based on Fox headlines & shabby translation
rt.com | 2020-01-26
Tehran's top diplomat has suggested the US president stop sourcing news from either Fox or his hapless Farsi translators, after Trump rejected negotiating with Iran, apparently missing a crucial nuance in a Der Spiegel interview. | President Donald Trump on Sunday told his Twitter subscribers that "Iran wants to negotiate with The United States, but wants sanctions removed." He tagged Fox News and One America News and issued a resounding "No Thanks!" To hammer home the message, the commander-in-chief posted the same words in Farsi, the official language of Iran. Trump had earlier tweeted, also in Farsi, his su…
rt.com/news/479210-zarif-mocks-trump-twitter/

20,000 US Troops Have Surged Into Middle East Since Last Spring to 'Counter Iran'
Tyler Durden | theantimedia.com | 2020-01-26
Over the past eight months, the United States has poured more than 20,000 additional troops into the Middle East to counter Iran.

20,000 US Troops Have Surged Into Middle East Since Last Spring to 'Counter Iran'

Plane 'catches fire' after takeoff from airport in northern Iran
rt.com | 2020-01-26
A Tehran-bound passenger plane was forced to return to Gorgan airport in northern Iran, as one of its engines caught fire shortly after takeoff. Footage has emerged allegedly showing the frightening scene. | The aircraft made an emergency landing and the passengers have been evacuated. The plane was carrying 85 passengers, none of whom were said to have been injured in the incident, according to local media. The flight was reportedly operated by Qeshm Air. | Meanwhile, photos purportedly showing the extent of the blaze appeared on Twitter. | üî¥ ÿ¢ÿ™ÿ¥ &fras…
rt.com/news/479237-iran-plane-fire-gorgan-airport/

A resurrection of sorts: Kim Jong-un's aunt stuns guests with a shock appearance, after being 'killed' by tabloids years ago
rt.com | 2020-01-26
The once-powerful aunt of North Korea strongman Kim Jong-un, who had not been seen in public since the downfall and execution of her husband, has reappeared as a guest of honor at an official Lunar New Year's Day celebration. | Kim Kyong-hui, a full sister of Kim Il-sung who held significant sway in North Korean politics under her father and, later, her brother, had not been seen since 2013. In December of that year her husband, the powerful general Jang Song-thaek, met with an unexpected political and physical demise. His arrest during a politburo meeting was shown by state television; he was accused of treas…
rt.com/news/479219-kim-aunt-guest-honor/

A Year of Failure for Guaidó and Trump's "Fake President"
Leonardo Flores | globalresearch.ca | 2020-01-26
It has now been one year since Juan Guaidó, then head of Venezuela's National Assembly, swore himself in as "interim president" of the country on January 23, 2019. It is worth recalling that this scheme was hatched in Washington. …
globalresearch.ca/failure-guaido-trump-venezuela-policy/5701712

Russian Orthodox Church's former spokesman collapses & dies in Moscow, aged just 51
rt.com | 2020-01-26
An ex-spokesman of the Russian Orthodox Church, Vsevolod Chaplin, has died suddenly in Moscow. The ultraconservative cleric was known for his controversial statements, often made during frequent appearances in the Russian media. | Chaplin reportedly felt ill when he was sitting on a bench near the church he was serving in on Sunday. He then slumped to the ground, and by the time the ambulance arrived it was too late. According to the media reports, the arch-priest suffered an asthma attack, although the exact cause of death is still unknown. | Chaplin had just concluded mass at the well-known, central Moscow,…
rt.com/russia/479246-russian-orthodox-church-spokesman-dies/

Israeli Detained in Russia for Drug Trafficking Pleads Pardon From President Putin
sputniknews.com | 2020-01-26
Israeli President Reuven Rivlin and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu previously filed a plea for mercy from the Russian head of state to release the Israeli citizen. Putin, who has met with the mother of the detained woman, has stated that "everything is going to be fine".
sputniknews.com/russia/202001261078142874-israeli-detained-in-russia-for-drug-trafficking-pleads-pardon-from-russian-president/

Over 200 Amateur Fishermen Evacuated From Ice Floe Off Russia's Sakhalin – Video
sputniknews.com | 2020-01-26
YUZHNO-SAKHALINSK (Sputnik) – The incident took place near Cape Svobodny in Mordvinov Bay. About 600 ice fishing lovers got cut off from the shore because of an ice crack. Some of them left the ice floe on their own, while the rest were brought ashore by rescuers.
sputniknews.com/russia/202001261078142255-over-200-amateur-fishermen-evacuated-from-ice-floe-off-russias-sakhalin—video/