2021-01-21: News Headlines

Kathy Durkin (2021-01-20). Women bear brunt of unemployment in COVID economic crisis. workers.org The month of December revealed some stunning news affecting the U.S. working class, as the impact of the viral pandemic and the capitalist economic crisis continues. The burden of unemployment has fallen on women, especially Black, Latinx, Arab, Asian, Indigenous, im/migrant and low-wage workers. LGBTQ2S+ individuals and people with disabilities . . . |

commondreams (2021-01-20). Indigenous Environmental Network Responds to US Rejoining the Paris Agreement. commondreams.org ______________________________…

_____ (2021-01-20). West Coast Gas Terminal Plans Hit Snag. popularresistance.org Portland, OR – Plans for a major West Coast liquified natural gas pipeline and export terminal hit a snag Tuesday with federal regulators after a years-long legal battle that has united tribes, environmentalists and a coalition of residents on Oregon's rural southern coast against the proposal. | The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission ruled that energy company Pembina could not move forward with the proposal without a key clean water permit from the state of Oregon. The U.S. regulatory agency gave its tentative approval to the pipeline last March as long as it secured the necessary state permits, but the Canadi…

teleSUR (2021-01-19). Chile: Mapuche Indigenous People Gathered To Condemn Violence. telesurenglish.net Mapuche Indigenous leaders on Monday began an "urgent conversation" in the Temucuicui territory to denounce the state violence against Indigenous people promoted by Chile's President Sebastian Piñera. | RELATED: | The two-day meeting took place after the violence experienced on January 7 when Investigation Police (PDI) officers carried out a raid in the Ercilla community. | Around 350 people attended the meeting, including…

Amanda Mills (2021-01-19). Biden expected to cancel Keystone XL pipeline on day one of presidency. nationofchange.org "This decision to halt the Keystone XL pipeline on day one in office sets a precedent that all permitting decisions must pass a climate test and respect Indigenous rights."

Raul Diego (2021-01-19). Native Activists File Suit After Trump Officials Hand Sacred Land to Foreign Mining Firm. mintpressnews.com The land swap deal between the U.S. government and British-Australian corporate mining giant Rio Tinto and its subsidiary, Resolution Copper, went into effect last week. But, the true Native owners of the land are not about to give up a battle they have been fighting for centuries. | On Friday, January 15, the U.S. Forest Service, under pressure of the outgoing Trump administration,

Sameena Rahman (2021-01-18). Prison authorities go on killing spree as end of Trump administration approaches. liberationnews.org With the end of the Trump administration nearing, there has been a flurry of federal executions in recent weeks, the most recent being the killing of Dustin Higgs in Indiana yesterday.

WSWS (2021-01-18). Indiana lawmakers propose new law shielding businesses from COVID-19 liabilities. wsws.org The proposed law seeks to remove legal rights from workers if they get sick or die from contracting COVID-19 at work.

teleSUR (2021-01-18). Another Indigenous Leader Was Menaced in Colombia. telesurenglish.net Colombia's Justice and Peace Commission (JPC) on Monday reported on the release of Embera Indigenous leader Jesus Bailarin who was kidnapped by Gaitanista Self-Defense Forces (AGC) paramilitaries on Sunday. | RELATED: | The Indigenous leader was kidnapped at 6.00 pm local time 200 meters from the Pavarando River bridge in the Antioquia department. He was subjected to torture for about one hour and forty minutes. | The param…

Stephen Sefton (2021-01-18). Western Society in Crisis: Repression and Impoverishment of Their Own People. globalresearch.ca Ever since at least the Iraq War of 2003, the fundamental alternatives facing North American and European elites have been constant. One alternative might have been to accept a certain loss of global power so as to share global influence …

Thomas Klikauer — Norman Simms (2021-01-18). An Ordinary German Neo-Nazi. counterpunch.org In 2017, a new German political party semi Neo-Nazi called AfD — Alternative for Germany — swept into Germany's federal parliament winning 12.6% of the popular vote. By the end of 2020, the AfD entered all sixteen state parliaments, even though its support declined to 9% in recent months. Among the state legislatures in which

2021-01-20: News Headlines

Kathy Durkin (2021-01-20). Women bear brunt of unemployment in COVID economic crisis. workers.org The month of December revealed some stunning news affecting the U.S. working class, as the impact of the viral pandemic and the capitalist economic crisis continues. The burden of unemployment has fallen on women, especially Black, Latinx, Arab, Asian, Indigenous, im/migrant and low-wage workers. LGBTQ2S+ individuals and people with disabilities . . . |

_____ (2021-01-20). West Coast Gas Terminal Plans Hit Snag. popularresistance.org Portland, OR – Plans for a major West Coast liquified natural gas pipeline and export terminal hit a snag Tuesday with federal regulators after a years-long legal battle that has united tribes, environmentalists and a coalition of residents on Oregon's rural southern coast against the proposal. | The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission ruled that energy company Pembina could not move forward with the proposal without a key clean water permit from the state of Oregon. The U.S. regulatory agency gave its tentative approval to the pipeline last March as long as it secured the necessary state permits, but the Canadi…

Amanda Mills (2021-01-19). Biden expected to cancel Keystone XL pipeline on day one of presidency. nationofchange.org "This decision to halt the Keystone XL pipeline on day one in office sets a precedent that all permitting decisions must pass a climate test and respect Indigenous rights."

teleSUR (2021-01-19). Chile: Mapuche Indigenous People Gathered To Condemn Violence. telesurenglish.net Mapuche Indigenous leaders on Monday began an "urgent conversation" in the Temucuicui territory to denounce the state violence against Indigenous people promoted by Chile's President Sebastian Piñera. | RELATED: | The two-day meeting took place after the violence experienced on January 7 when Investigation Police (PDI) officers carried out a raid in the Ercilla community. | Around 350 people attended the meeting, including…

Raul Diego (2021-01-19). Native Activists File Suit After Trump Officials Hand Sacred Land to Foreign Mining Firm. mintpressnews.com The land swap deal between the U.S. government and British-Australian corporate mining giant Rio Tinto and its subsidiary, Resolution Copper, went into effect last week. But, the true Native owners of the land are not about to give up a battle they have been fighting for centuries. | On Friday, January 15, the U.S. Forest Service, under pressure of the outgoing Trump administration,

Sameena Rahman (2021-01-18). Prison authorities go on killing spree as end of Trump administration approaches. liberationnews.org With the end of the Trump administration nearing, there has been a flurry of federal executions in recent weeks, the most recent being the killing of Dustin Higgs in Indiana yesterday.

WSWS (2021-01-18). Indiana lawmakers propose new law shielding businesses from COVID-19 liabilities. wsws.org The proposed law seeks to remove legal rights from workers if they get sick or die from contracting COVID-19 at work.

teleSUR (2021-01-18). Another Indigenous Leader Was Menaced in Colombia. telesurenglish.net Colombia's Justice and Peace Commission (JPC) on Monday reported on the release of Embera Indigenous leader Jesus Bailarin who was kidnapped by Gaitanista Self-Defense Forces (AGC) paramilitaries on Sunday. | RELATED: | The Indigenous leader was kidnapped at 6.00 pm local time 200 meters from the Pavarando River bridge in the Antioquia department. He was subjected to torture for about one hour and forty minutes. | The param…

Thomas Klikauer — Norman Simms (2021-01-18). An Ordinary German Neo-Nazi. counterpunch.org In 2017, a new German political party semi Neo-Nazi called AfD — Alternative for Germany — swept into Germany's federal parliament winning 12.6% of the popular vote. By the end of 2020, the AfD entered all sixteen state parliaments, even though its support declined to 9% in recent months. Among the state legislatures in which

Stephen Sefton (2021-01-18). Western Society in Crisis: Repression and Impoverishment of Their Own People. globalresearch.ca Ever since at least the Iraq War of 2003, the fundamental alternatives facing North American and European elites have been constant. One alternative might have been to accept a certain loss of global power so as to share global influence …

2021-01-19: News Headlines

Amanda Mills (2021-01-19). Biden expected to cancel Keystone XL pipeline on day one of presidency. nationofchange.org "This decision to halt the Keystone XL pipeline on day one in office sets a precedent that all permitting decisions must pass a climate test and respect Indigenous rights."

WSWS (2021-01-18). Indiana lawmakers propose new law shielding businesses from COVID-19 liabilities. wsws.org The proposed law seeks to remove legal rights from workers if they get sick or die from contracting COVID-19 at work.

Sameena Rahman (2021-01-18). Prison authorities go on killing spree as end of Trump administration approaches. liberationnews.org With the end of the Trump administration nearing, there has been a flurry of federal executions in recent weeks, the most recent being the killing of Dustin Higgs in Indiana yesterday.

Thomas Klikauer — Norman Simms (2021-01-18). An Ordinary German Neo-Nazi. counterpunch.org In 2017, a new German political party semi Neo-Nazi called AfD — Alternative for Germany — swept into Germany's federal parliament winning 12.6% of the popular vote. By the end of 2020, the AfD entered all sixteen state parliaments, even though its support declined to 9% in recent months. Among the state legislatures in which

Stephen Sefton (2021-01-18). Western Society in Crisis: Repression and Impoverishment of Their Own People. globalresearch.ca Ever since at least the Iraq War of 2003, the fundamental alternatives facing North American and European elites have been constant. One alternative might have been to accept a certain loss of global power so as to share global influence …

Isaac Scher (2021-01-17). Illinois Will End Cash Bail — and Limit Use of High-Tech Incarceration. zcomm.org Reformers typically propose predictive algorithms and electronic monitoring as alternatives to money bail. Illinois is different…

_____ (2021-01-16). Water Protectors Chain Themselves Inside Enbridge Line 3 Pipe. popularresistance.org Minnesota – Water protectors were arrested Thursday after halting construction at a Minnesota worksite for Enbridge's Line 3 project by locking themselves together inside a pipe segment. | "After moving to Minnesota to attend college and study environmental science, I was excited to be in a place where people valued protecting the Earth and finding a viable future. What I found, however, was a state that had formed 'ambitious' climate goals yet endorsed one of the dirtiest fossil fuels, tar sands oil," water protector Abby Hornberger said in a statement. "I realized that Indigenous ways of knowing and practicing…

teleSUR (2021-01-16). Activists Demand Justice for Indigenous Leader Milagro Sala. telesurenglish.net Social movements mobilized in Jujuy province, Argentina on Saturday to demand freedom for the Indigenous activist Milagro Salas as January 16 marks the fifth anniversary of her illegal imprisonment. | RELATED: | Sala, the Tupac Amaru leader, gained nationwide notoriety for her fight against powerful conservative politicians in Jujuy province. The activist spent over three years in jail under inhumane conditions until the authori…

G. Dunkel (2021-01-15). Imperialist manipulation meets popular resistance in Haiti. workers.org Haiti is by far the poorest country in the Western Hemisphere. Yet it has a glorious history as the first independent Black republic and the first nation in the Western Hemisphere to abolish slavery. Also, the Haitian people militantly resisted U.S. occupation from 1915 to 1934 and carried out a . . . |

2021-01-18: News Headlines

WSWS (2021-01-18). Indiana lawmakers propose new law shielding businesses from COVID-19 liabilities. wsws.org The proposed law seeks to remove legal rights from workers if they get sick or die from contracting COVID-19 at work.

Thomas Klikauer — Norman Simms (2021-01-18). An Ordinary German Neo-Nazi. counterpunch.org In 2017, a new German political party semi Neo-Nazi called AfD — Alternative for Germany — swept into Germany's federal parliament winning 12.6% of the popular vote. By the end of 2020, the AfD entered all sixteen state parliaments, even though its support declined to 9% in recent months. Among the state legislatures in which

Stephen Sefton (2021-01-18). Western Society in Crisis: Repression and Impoverishment of Their Own People. globalresearch.ca Ever since at least the Iraq War of 2003, the fundamental alternatives facing North American and European elites have been constant. One alternative might have been to accept a certain loss of global power so as to share global influence …

Isaac Scher (2021-01-17). Illinois Will End Cash Bail — and Limit Use of High-Tech Incarceration. zcomm.org Reformers typically propose predictive algorithms and electronic monitoring as alternatives to money bail. Illinois is different…

_____ (2021-01-16). Water Protectors Chain Themselves Inside Enbridge Line 3 Pipe. popularresistance.org Minnesota – Water protectors were arrested Thursday after halting construction at a Minnesota worksite for Enbridge's Line 3 project by locking themselves together inside a pipe segment. | "After moving to Minnesota to attend college and study environmental science, I was excited to be in a place where people valued protecting the Earth and finding a viable future. What I found, however, was a state that had formed 'ambitious' climate goals yet endorsed one of the dirtiest fossil fuels, tar sands oil," water protector Abby Hornberger said in a statement. "I realized that Indigenous ways of knowing and practicing…

teleSUR (2021-01-16). Activists Demand Justice for Indigenous Leader Milagro Sala. telesurenglish.net Social movements mobilized in Jujuy province, Argentina on Saturday to demand freedom for the Indigenous activist Milagro Salas as January 16 marks the fifth anniversary of her illegal imprisonment. | RELATED: | Sala, the Tupac Amaru leader, gained nationwide notoriety for her fight against powerful conservative politicians in Jujuy province. The activist spent over three years in jail under inhumane conditions until the authori…

Pip Hinman (2021-01-15). Racism in sport and why the media misses the point. greenleft.org.au When Indian cricketers Jasprit Bumrah and Mohammed Siraj reported racist abuse during the recent Sydney test match, Australia's ugly racism hit the headlines again. Sue Bull argues that the big media has an interest in muddying the connection between capitalism and racism.

WSWS (2021-01-15). Indian external affairs minister visits Sri Lanka to counteract growing Chinese influence. wsws.org Concerned that the Rajapakse regime is turning to Beijing for financial assistance, Jaishankar's trip appears to be a thinly-veiled warning to Colombo.

commondreams (2021-01-15). Trump Approves Sacred Land Swap for Foreign-Owned Mining Corporation—Silences Indigenous Voices. commondreams.org ______________________________…

G. Dunkel (2021-01-15). Imperialist manipulation meets popular resistance in Haiti. workers.org Haiti is by far the poorest country in the Western Hemisphere. Yet it has a glorious history as the first independent Black republic and the first nation in the Western Hemisphere to abolish slavery. Also, the Haitian people militantly resisted U.S. occupation from 1915 to 1934 and carried out a . . . |

Jonathan Cook (2021-01-14). Twitter's Ban on Trump will Deepen the US Tribal Divide. counterpunch.org Anyone who believes locking President Donald Trump out of his social media accounts will serve as the first step on the path to healing the political divide in the United States is likely to be in for a bitter disappointment. The flaws in this reasoning need to be peeled away, like the layers of an

2021-01-17: News Headlines

Isaac Scher (2021-01-17). Illinois Will End Cash Bail — and Limit Use of High-Tech Incarceration. zcomm.org Reformers typically propose predictive algorithms and electronic monitoring as alternatives to money bail. Illinois is different…

_____ (2021-01-16). Water Protectors Chain Themselves Inside Enbridge Line 3 Pipe. popularresistance.org Minnesota – Water protectors were arrested Thursday after halting construction at a Minnesota worksite for Enbridge's Line 3 project by locking themselves together inside a pipe segment. | "After moving to Minnesota to attend college and study environmental science, I was excited to be in a place where people valued protecting the Earth and finding a viable future. What I found, however, was a state that had formed 'ambitious' climate goals yet endorsed one of the dirtiest fossil fuels, tar sands oil," water protector Abby Hornberger said in a statement. "I realized that Indigenous ways of knowing and practicing…

teleSUR (2021-01-16). Activists Demand Justice for Indigenous Leader Milagro Sala. telesurenglish.net Social movements mobilized in Jujuy province, Argentina on Saturday to demand freedom for the Indigenous activist Milagro Salas as January 16 marks the fifth anniversary of her illegal imprisonment. | RELATED: | Sala, the Tupac Amaru leader, gained nationwide notoriety for her fight against powerful conservative politicians in Jujuy province. The activist spent over three years in jail under inhumane conditions until the authori…

WSWS (2021-01-15). Indian external affairs minister visits Sri Lanka to counteract growing Chinese influence. wsws.org Concerned that the Rajapakse regime is turning to Beijing for financial assistance, Jaishankar's trip appears to be a thinly-veiled warning to Colombo.

Pip Hinman (2021-01-15). Racism in sport and why the media misses the point. greenleft.org.au When Indian cricketers Jasprit Bumrah and Mohammed Siraj reported racist abuse during the recent Sydney test match, Australia's ugly racism hit the headlines again. Sue Bull argues that the big media has an interest in muddying the connection between capitalism and racism.

commondreams (2021-01-15). Trump Approves Sacred Land Swap for Foreign-Owned Mining Corporation—Silences Indigenous Voices. commondreams.org ______________________________…

G. Dunkel (2021-01-15). Imperialist manipulation meets popular resistance in Haiti. workers.org Haiti is by far the poorest country in the Western Hemisphere. Yet it has a glorious history as the first independent Black republic and the first nation in the Western Hemisphere to abolish slavery. Also, the Haitian people militantly resisted U.S. occupation from 1915 to 1934 and carried out a . . . |

Hannah Ellis-Petersen (2021-01-14). Indian court suspends new agriculture laws after mass protests. zcomm.org Judges order committee to look into grievances, but unions vow further demonstrations until laws repealed…

Jonathan Cook (2021-01-14). Twitter's Ban on Trump will Deepen the US Tribal Divide. counterpunch.org Anyone who believes locking President Donald Trump out of his social media accounts will serve as the first step on the path to healing the political divide in the United States is likely to be in for a bitter disappointment. The flaws in this reasoning need to be peeled away, like the layers of an

2021-01-16: News Headlines

_____ (2021-01-16). Water Protectors Chain Themselves Inside Enbridge Line 3 Pipe. popularresistance.org Minnesota – Water protectors were arrested Thursday after halting construction at a Minnesota worksite for Enbridge's Line 3 project by locking themselves together inside a pipe segment. | "After moving to Minnesota to attend college and study environmental science, I was excited to be in a place where people valued protecting the Earth and finding a viable future. What I found, however, was a state that had formed 'ambitious' climate goals yet endorsed one of the dirtiest fossil fuels, tar sands oil," water protector Abby Hornberger said in a statement. "I realized that Indigenous ways of knowing and practicing…

WSWS (2021-01-15). Indian external affairs minister visits Sri Lanka to counteract growing Chinese influence. wsws.org Concerned that the Rajapakse regime is turning to Beijing for financial assistance, Jaishankar's trip appears to be a thinly-veiled warning to Colombo.

Pip Hinman (2021-01-15). Racism in sport and why the media misses the point. greenleft.org.au When Indian cricketers Jasprit Bumrah and Mohammed Siraj reported racist abuse during the recent Sydney test match, Australia's ugly racism hit the headlines again. Sue Bull argues that the big media has an interest in muddying the connection between capitalism and racism.

commondreams (2021-01-15). Trump Approves Sacred Land Swap for Foreign-Owned Mining Corporation—Silences Indigenous Voices. commondreams.org ______________________________…

G. Dunkel (2021-01-15). Imperialist manipulation meets popular resistance in Haiti. workers.org Haiti is by far the poorest country in the Western Hemisphere. Yet it has a glorious history as the first independent Black republic and the first nation in the Western Hemisphere to abolish slavery. Also, the Haitian people militantly resisted U.S. occupation from 1915 to 1934 and carried out a . . . |

Hannah Ellis-Petersen (2021-01-14). Indian court suspends new agriculture laws after mass protests. zcomm.org Judges order committee to look into grievances, but unions vow further demonstrations until laws repealed…

Jonathan Cook (2021-01-14). Twitter's ban on Trump will only deepen the U.S. tribal divide. mronline.org Anyone who believes locking President Donald Trump out of his social media accounts will serve as the first step on the path to healing the political divide in the United States is likely to be in for a bitter disappointment.

Jonathan Cook (2021-01-14). Twitter's Ban on Trump will Deepen the US Tribal Divide. counterpunch.org Anyone who believes locking President Donald Trump out of his social media accounts will serve as the first step on the path to healing the political divide in the United States is likely to be in for a bitter disappointment. The flaws in this reasoning need to be peeled away, like the layers of an

Staff (2021-01-13). As COVID Surges in LA, Indigenous Communities Fight to Preserve Life and Culture. truthout.org As Los Angeles County reports record COVID-19 infections, overflowing hospitals and record death tolls, we look at how Indigenous communities there are among the hardest hit in working-class neighborhoods, where many are essential workers. "Indigenous people, we don't have the privilege to stay home and not go to work," says Odilia Romero, co-founder and executive director of Indigenous Communities in Leadership, or CIELO, an Indigenous women-led nonprofit organization in Los Angeles. Romero…

2021-01-15: News Headlines

Pip Hinman (2021-01-15). Racism in sport and why the media misses the point. greenleft.org.au When Indian cricketers Jasprit Bumrah and Mohammed Siraj reported racist abuse during the recent Sydney test match, Australia's ugly racism hit the headlines again. Sue Bull argues that the big media has an interest in muddying the connection between capitalism and racism.

David Yearsley (2021-01-15). Conan and the Vandals. counterpunch.org It took another Barbarian to deliver the toughest talk to the Vandals and Goths who sacked the American Capitol last week. Whether any from these bearded, fur-clad tribes were listening to Conan the Californian seems unlikely since his campfireside chat was issued on YouTube, a forum from which the Germanic marauders' orange-haired chieftain had been

Hannah Ellis-Petersen (2021-01-14). Indian court suspends new agriculture laws after mass protests. zcomm.org Judges order committee to look into grievances, but unions vow further demonstrations until laws repealed…

Jonathan Cook (2021-01-14). Twitter's Ban on Trump will Deepen the US Tribal Divide. counterpunch.org Anyone who believes locking President Donald Trump out of his social media accounts will serve as the first step on the path to healing the political divide in the United States is likely to be in for a bitter disappointment. The flaws in this reasoning need to be peeled away, like the layers of an

Jonathan Cook (2021-01-14). Twitter's ban on Trump will only deepen the U.S. tribal divide. mronline.org Anyone who believes locking President Donald Trump out of his social media accounts will serve as the first step on the path to healing the political divide in the United States is likely to be in for a bitter disappointment.

Staff (2021-01-13). As COVID Surges in LA, Indigenous Communities Fight to Preserve Life and Culture. truthout.org As Los Angeles County reports record COVID-19 infections, overflowing hospitals and record death tolls, we look at how Indigenous communities there are among the hardest hit in working-class neighborhoods, where many are essential workers. "Indigenous people, we don't have the privilege to stay home and not go to work," says Odilia Romero, co-founder and executive director of Indigenous Communities in Leadership, or CIELO, an Indigenous women-led nonprofit organization in Los Angeles. Romero…

Peoples Dispatch (2021-01-13). US indigenous group files lawsuit to stop approval for planned copper mine. peoplesdispatch.org The Apache people in the state of Arizona have been fighting against a planned copper mine in Oak Flat by the controversial company Rio Tinto…

VINS (2021-01-12). Grave Threats to Amazon Rainforest from Domestic Industries and Global Capital. projectcensored.org A 2020 report from Amazon Watch, titled "Complicity In Destruction III," shows how global corporations contribute to the violation of Indigenous peoples' rights in the Brazilian Amazon. The report identifies…

2021-01-14: News Headlines

Pip Hinman (2021-01-15). Racism in sport and why the media misses the point. greenleft.org.au When Indian cricketers Jasprit Bumrah and Mohammed Siraj reported racist abuse during the recent Sydney test match, Australia's ugly racism hit the headlines again. Sue Bull argues that the big media has an interest in muddying the connection between capitalism and racism.

Hannah Ellis-Petersen (2021-01-14). Indian court suspends new agriculture laws after mass protests. zcomm.org Judges order committee to look into grievances, but unions vow further demonstrations until laws repealed…

Jonathan Cook (2021-01-14). Twitter's ban on Trump will only deepen the U.S. tribal divide. mronline.org Anyone who believes locking President Donald Trump out of his social media accounts will serve as the first step on the path to healing the political divide in the United States is likely to be in for a bitter disappointment.

Staff (2021-01-13). As COVID Surges in L.A., Hard-Hit Indigenous Communities Fight to Preserve Life, Culture & Language. democracynow.org As Los Angeles County reports record COVID-19 infections, overflowing hospitals and record death tolls, we look at how Indigenous communities there are among the hardest hit in working-class neighborhoods, where many are essential workers. "Indigenous people, we don't have the privilege to stay home and not go to work," says Odilia Romero, co-founder and executive director of Indigenous Communities in Leadership, or CIELO, an Indigenous women-led nonprofit organization in Los Angeles. Romero also laments "the loss of knowledge" that comes with the devastation of COVID-19. "Some of the elders have passed away, and…

Peoples Dispatch (2021-01-13). US indigenous group files lawsuit to stop approval for planned copper mine. peoplesdispatch.org The Apache people in the state of Arizona have been fighting against a planned copper mine in Oak Flat by the controversial company Rio Tinto…

Peoples Dispatch (2021-01-12). Indian farmers' organizations reject Supreme Court intervention, will continue protest. peoplesdispatch.org India's Supreme Court stayed the implementation of the three farm laws that have led to huge protests across the country. It also formed a committee to hold discussions. However, farmers' organizations say the onus is on the government to repeal the laws…

VINS (2021-01-12). Grave Threats to Amazon Rainforest from Domestic Industries and Global Capital. projectcensored.org A 2020 report from Amazon Watch, titled "Complicity In Destruction III," shows how global corporations contribute to the violation of Indigenous peoples' rights in the Brazilian Amazon. The report identifies…

2021-01-13: News Headlines

Staff (2021-01-13). As COVID Surges in L.A., Hard-Hit Indigenous Communities Fight to Preserve Life, Culture & Language. democracynow.org As Los Angeles County reports record COVID-19 infections, overflowing hospitals and record death tolls, we look at how Indigenous communities there are among the hardest hit in working-class neighborhoods, where many are essential workers. "Indigenous people, we don't have the privilege to stay home and not go to work," says Odilia Romero, co-founder and executive director of Indigenous Communities in Leadership, or CIELO, an Indigenous women-led nonprofit organization in Los Angeles. Romero also laments "the loss of knowledge" that comes with the devastation of COVID-19. "Some of the elders have passed away, and…

Staff (2021-01-13). As COVID Surges in LA, Indigenous Communities Fight to Preserve Life and Culture. truthout.org As Los Angeles County reports record COVID-19 infections, overflowing hospitals and record death tolls, we look at how Indigenous communities there are among the hardest hit in working-class neighborhoods, where many are essential workers. "Indigenous people, we don't have the privilege to stay home and not go to work," says Odilia Romero, co-founder and executive director of Indigenous Communities in Leadership, or CIELO, an Indigenous women-led nonprofit organization in Los Angeles. Romero…

Peoples Dispatch (2021-01-13). US indigenous group files lawsuit to stop approval for planned copper mine. peoplesdispatch.org The Apache people in the state of Arizona have been fighting against a planned copper mine in Oak Flat by the controversial company Rio Tinto…

Peoples Dispatch (2021-01-12). Indian farmers' organizations reject Supreme Court intervention, will continue protest. peoplesdispatch.org India's Supreme Court stayed the implementation of the three farm laws that have led to huge protests across the country. It also formed a committee to hold discussions. However, farmers' organizations say the onus is on the government to repeal the laws…

VINS (2021-01-12). Grave Threats to Amazon Rainforest from Domestic Industries and Global Capital. projectcensored.org A 2020 report from Amazon Watch, titled "Complicity In Destruction III," shows how global corporations contribute to the violation of Indigenous peoples' rights in the Brazilian Amazon. The report identifies…

GAY SHAME (2021-01-11). Drop Charges Against the Indigenous People's Day 5. indybay.org On October 12, Indigenous People's Day, Northern California's Mission San Rafael Arcángel was the site of a protest where activists toppled a statue of Junípero Serra— known for his role in the Native genocide and colonization of California.

teleSUR (2021-01-11). Over 14 Million People to Participate in Chile's Next Elections. telesurenglish.net Chile's Election Service (Servel) Monday reported that over 14 million people have registered to vote in the April 11 election that will decide new subnational authorities and the representatives for the Constitutional Convention. | RELATED: Chile: | Servel officials noted that 49 percent of the voters are men, while 51 percent are women. Likewise, over 1.2 million people represent Indigenous communities. | As of January 6, a total…

Fight Back (2021-01-11). People of Milwaukee respond to right-wing seizure of Capitol building in D.C. fightbacknews.org Milwaukee, WI – On the morning of January 10, a coalition of left-wing organizations and community groups came together in downtown Milwaukee to put forward a people's alternative to the chaos of the past week in the U.S. Capitol. The protest featured a speaker officially representing the Milwaukee Area Labor Council. The event, called "Rally Against the Far-Right – Build the People's Movements," drew nearly 100 people on foot and in cars. | There were three points put forward by the coalition: 1) "Trump out" and all who are complicit in his crimes; 2) Relief for the people now; and 3) End police crimes, includin…

Jonathan Cook (2021-01-11). Twitter's ban on Trump will only deepen the US tribal divide. dissidentvoice.org Anyone who believes locking President Donald Trump out of his social media accounts will serve as the first step on the path to healing the political divide in the United States is likely to be in for a bitter disappointment. The flaws in this reasoning need to be peeled away, like the layers of an …

WSWS (2021-01-11). Educators Rank-and-File Safety Committee in US holds first national meeting of 2021. wsws.org The first ERFSC meeting of 2021 was attended by over 150 educators and other workers from across the US and around the globe.

2021-01-12: News Headlines

Peoples Dispatch (2021-01-12). Indian farmers' organizations reject Supreme Court intervention, will continue protest. peoplesdispatch.org India's Supreme Court stayed the implementation of the three farm laws that have led to huge protests across the country. It also formed a committee to hold discussions. However, farmers' organizations say the onus is on the government to repeal the laws…

VINS (2021-01-12). Grave Threats to Amazon Rainforest from Domestic Industries and Global Capital. projectcensored.org A 2020 report from Amazon Watch, titled "Complicity In Destruction III," shows how global corporations contribute to the violation of Indigenous peoples' rights in the Brazilian Amazon. The report identifies…

Jonathan Cook (2021-01-12). Twitter's Ban on Trump Will Deepen the US Tribal Divide. globalresearch.ca Anyone who believes locking President Donald Trump out of his social media accounts will serve as the first step on the path to healing the political divide in the United States is likely to be in for a bitter disappointment….

GAY SHAME (2021-01-11). Drop Charges Against the Indigenous People's Day 5. indybay.org On October 12, Indigenous People's Day, Northern California's Mission San Rafael Arcángel was the site of a protest where activists toppled a statue of Junípero Serra— known for his role in the Native genocide and colonization of California.

teleSUR (2021-01-11). Over 14 Million People to Participate in Chile's Next Elections. telesurenglish.net Chile's Election Service (Servel) Monday reported that over 14 million people have registered to vote in the April 11 election that will decide new subnational authorities and the representatives for the Constitutional Convention. | RELATED: Chile: | Servel officials noted that 49 percent of the voters are men, while 51 percent are women. Likewise, over 1.2 million people represent Indigenous communities. | As of January 6, a total…

Fight Back (2021-01-11). People of Milwaukee respond to right-wing seizure of Capitol building in D.C. fightbacknews.org Milwaukee, WI – On the morning of January 10, a coalition of left-wing organizations and community groups came together in downtown Milwaukee to put forward a people's alternative to the chaos of the past week in the U.S. Capitol. The protest featured a speaker officially representing the Milwaukee Area Labor Council. The event, called "Rally Against the Far-Right – Build the People's Movements," drew nearly 100 people on foot and in cars. | There were three points put forward by the coalition: 1) "Trump out" and all who are complicit in his crimes; 2) Relief for the people now; and 3) End police crimes, includin…

Jonathan Cook (2021-01-11). Twitter's ban on Trump will only deepen the US tribal divide. dissidentvoice.org Anyone who believes locking President Donald Trump out of his social media accounts will serve as the first step on the path to healing the political divide in the United States is likely to be in for a bitter disappointment. The flaws in this reasoning need to be peeled away, like the layers of an …

WSWS (2021-01-11). Educators Rank-and-File Safety Committee in US holds first national meeting of 2021. wsws.org The first ERFSC meeting of 2021 was attended by over 150 educators and other workers from across the US and around the globe.

_____ (2021-01-10). Artists And Academics Oppose Canada-Israel Free Trade Agreement. popularresistance.org More than 150 artists and academics and over 20 trade unions, cultural organizations, student groups and indigenous collectives in Montréal are calling on the Canadian government to cancel the Canada-Israel Free Trade Agreement. | This community declaration of collective opposition to the Canada-Israel Free Trade Agreement (CIFTA) was first launched in July 2020 as part of the global wave of protests to oppose a push by the extreme right wing government of Benjamin Netanyahu to formally annex the Jordan Valley, in the occupied Palestinian territory. | Specifically this statement is part of a series of ongoing loc…