Monthly Archives: October 2021

2021-10-31: News Headlines

Peoples Dispatch (2021-10-31). Israel reactivates administrative detention for Kayed al-Fasfous, who is on hunger strike. peoplesdispatch.org Kayed al-Fasfous, who has been on hunger strike for 108 days, will be in detention until December 14 at least. His health has deteriorated considerably and organizations have warned his life is in danger…

ecns.cn (2021-10-31). Xi urges G20 inclusiveness, solidarity amid COVID-19 at Rome summit. ecns.cn Chinese President Xi Jinping on Saturday addressed the Group of 20 (G20) leaders' summit via video link, calling on its members to shoulder due responsibilities and uphold openness, inclusiveness and win-win cooperation for forging a community with a shared future for mankind.

sputniknews (2021-10-31). China Accuses US of Politicization of COVID-19 Origin After Report of Intelligence Service. sputniknews.com BEIJING (Sputnik) – The report made by the US intelligence community on the origins of COVID-19 is politicized, unscientific, and unreliable, and Washington is obsessed with political manipulations that can damage the global efforts in fighting the pandemic, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Wang Wenbin said on Sunday.

Labor Video Project (2021-10-31). SF Protest Against BlackRock & The Destruction of The Climate By Corporations & Government. indybay.org Healthcare workers, teachers, students and community activists protested against BlackRock in San Francisco because of their investments in fossil fuels. Many painted murals on the streets surrounding the $8 trillion hedge fund.

ecns.cn (2021-10-31). Xi denounces stigmatization of COVID-19 virus, politicization of origins tracing. ecns.cn Chinese President Xi Jinping on Saturday said that stigmatization of the COVID-19 virus and politicization of origins tracing run counter to the spirit of solidarity against the pandemic.

Jubilee USA Network (2021-10-31). G20 Focuses on Vaccines, Health, Economy and Climate During Rome Summit. indybay.org President Biden joins G20 heads of state in Rome to discuss COVID response, vaccines, debt, economic crisis and climate policies. This is the first in-person meeting of the leaders since before the onset of the pandemic.

sputniknews (2021-10-31). Second Day of G20 Leaders' Summit 2021 in Rome. sputniknews.com The leaders of the world's 20 largest economies gathered for a two-day in-person summit on in Rome in a bid to work out steps to end the COVID-19 pandemic, shore up the struggling global economy and discuss climate change.

ecns.cn (2021-10-31). Putin urges mutual recognition of COVID-19 vaccines among G20 members. ecns.cn Russian President Vladimir Putin on Saturday proposed that the Group of 20 (G20) countries should solve as soon as possible the problem of mutual recognition of COVID-19 vaccines and vaccination certificates.

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-10-31). Mayo Clinic Minute: Why it's important for kids to be vaccinated for flu. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Flu season typically starts in the U.S. in November, December. That's why it's important to get your flu shot now. Mayo Clinic health experts say it's the best tool for preventing the flu. And kids of almost every age are eligible. Watch: The Mayo Clinic Minute youtu.be/zwAGf1V9iUw Journalists: Broadcast-quality video (1: 01) is in the downloads at the end of this post. Please courtesy: "Mayo Clinic News Network." Read the script. Winter is coming. And health…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-10-31). Mayo Clinic Q and A: High-dose flu vaccines. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org DEAR MAYO CLINIC: I just turned 65 and had my annual physical. This year, my doctor recommended that I receive a high-dose flu vaccine. Why do I need a high-dose vaccine? ANSWER: Influenza is a viral infection that attacks your respiratory system, including your nose, throat and lungs. Influenza, commonly called the flu, is not the same as stomach flu, which is an intestinal infection marked by watery diarrhea, abdominal cramps, nausea or vomiting, and sometimes fever….

TASS (2021-10-31). G20 countries to draft measures for boosting global healthcare — Russian ministry. tass.com G20 healthcare and finance ministers met in Rome on the sidelines of the G20 summit on Friday…

Planned Parenthood Northern CA (2021-10-31). Thursday 11/4: Saving Roe — What's at Stake? Rally & Fundraiser for Health Care w/ Planned Parenthood. indybay.org Online event…

_____ (2021-10-30). US Lawyers Argue Assange Healthy Enough To Be Sent To His Death. popularresistance.org Some background information first: Assange's extradition battle with the United States continued at the appeal hearing on October 27-28 at the High Court in London. The first day was largely the prosecution's, with half an hour at the end for the defense. The second day was given to the defense to expand on its responses to the prosecution's arguments. Equally, the US' prosecutors were also given a brief moment at the end to counter. | The High Court judges overseeing the hearing were Lord Justice Holroyde and Lord Chief Justice Lord Burnett. Holroyde ruled in the United States' favor on August 11th, allowing the…

sputniknews (2021-10-30). Sudanese Military Released Several Detained Officials, Including Health Minister – Reports. sputniknews.com DOHA (Sputnik) – Sudanese military authorities have released a number of previously detained officials, including Health Minister Omar al-Najib, Al-Arabiya broadcaster reported citing sources familiar with the matter.

GBD 2019 Adolescent Mortality Collaborators (2021-10-30). [Articles] Global, regional, and national mortality among young people aged 10—24 years, 1950—2019: a systematic analysis for the Global Burden of Disease Study 2019. thelancet.com Variation in adolescent mortality between countries and by sex is widening, driven by poor progress in reducing deaths in males and older adolescents. Improving global adolescent mortality will require action to address the specific vulnerabilities of this age group, which are being overlooked. Furthermore, indirect effects of the COVID-19 pandemic are likely to jeopardise efforts to improve health outcomes including mortality in young people aged 10—24 years. There is an urgent need to respond to the changing global burden of adolescent mortality, address inequities where they occur, and improve the availa…

Rabbi Hillel Handler (2021-10-30). Stop the Covid Holocaust! Open Letter. globalresearch.ca

ecns.cn (2021-10-30). China can contain COVID-19 resurgence within a month: top epidemiologist. ecns.cn China's top epidemiologist Zhong Nanshan said that the country will be able to effectively contain the latest COVID-19 resurgence within a month.

Prof Michel Chossudovsky (2021-10-30). The WHO Confirms that the Covid-19 PCR Test is Flawed: Estimates of "Positive Cases" are Meaningless. The Lockdown Has No Scientific Basis. globalresearch.ca One year later the WHO retracts. They don't say "We Made a Mistake". It's carefully formulated. While they do not officially deny the validity of their misleading January 2020 guidelines, they recommend RT-PCR "Re-testing" (which everybody knows is an impossibility).

Prof Michel Chossudovsky (2021-10-30). The Covid-19 Timeline. No Evidence of a "Pandemic" globalresearch.ca

Prof. Claudia von Werlhof (2021-10-30). Global WAR-NING: Geoengineering Is Wrecking Our Planet and Humanity. globalresearch.ca World leaders are meeting in Glasgow at COP-26. All eyes are now on "the imminent dangers of CO2 and greenhouse gas emissions". The "climate emergency" is a timely instrument of propaganda used to distract people from questioning "the real crisis", namely the Covid-19 "plandemic".

Staff (2021-10-30). Beijing dismisses 'unscientific' report on Covid-19 origins by US intelligence community. rt.com The US is using "intelligence apparatus instead of scientists" to determine the origins of Covid-19, undermining genuine research, Beijing said in response to the declassification of an ODNI report. | On Friday, the Office of the US Director of National Intelligence (ODNI) released its

The Canary (2021-10-30). Fresh call to end global vaccine inequality ahead of G20 summit. thecanary.co Failure to tackle global vaccine inequality at this weekend's G20 summit could prolong the pandemic, civil society groups have warned. | Fresh calls were made to tackle structural problems that campaigners say have so far been ignored. This has allowed coronavirus (Covid-19) doses to be "hoarded" by rich nations. | The People's Vaccine Alliance is a coalition of more than 75 organisations including Oxfam, Amnesty International, the African Alliance, UNAIDS, and Global Justice Now. It urged G20 leaders to unblock global supply shortages by waiving intellectual property and sharing technology of vaccines, diagnosti…

teleSUR, lvm, HIM (2021-10-30). Argentina pide flexibilizar derechos de propiedad sobre vacunas. telesurtv.net La representación del Gobierno argentino destacó la importancia de la transferencia tecnológica para la producción de vacunas.

Dr. Roxana Bruno (2021-10-30). 57 Top Scientists and Doctors Release Shocking Study on COVID Vaccines and Demand Immediate Stop to All Vaccinations. globalresearch.ca First published on May …

teleSUR, lvm, MER (2021-10-30). Presidente López Obrador: mayoría de población adulta mexicana está vacunada contra la Covid-19. telesurtv.net En México se ha aplicado más de 125 millones de dosis de vacunas contra la Covid-19 a más de 74 millones de ciudadanos.

The Tash Punx (2021-10-30). Saturday 10/30: Coyote Creek Volunteer Trash Clean Up Day w/ Trash Punx. indybay.org Coyote Creek: 1200 Notting Hill Drive, San Jose, CA 95131 – Look for The Trash Punx Tent | Masks required. Please follow CA COVID guidelines : covid19.ca.gov/safely-reopening/

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-10-30). Mayo Clinic Q&A podcast: Understanding mix-and-match COVID-19 boosters. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org The Food and Drug Administration and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have made booster recommendations for all three COVID-19 vaccines available in the U.S., including authorizing a mix-and-match option for booster shots from Johnson & Johnson (J&J), Moderna or Pfizer. For people who received Moderna or Pfizer vaccines, booster vaccinations are recommended 6 months or more after finishing the initial two-dose series for those age 65 and older and for younger adults 18 and…

sputniknews (2021-10-30). China Calls Report of US Intelligence Community on COVID-19 Origin Unscientific. sputniknews.com BEIJING (Sputnik) – The spokesperson of the Chinese Embassy in the United States, Liu Pengyu, called the report on the origin of COVID-19 by the American intelligence service unscientific, South China Morning Post reported on Saturday.

news.un (2021-10-30). At G20, UN chief calls for global leadership towards full, equitable post-pandemic recovery. news.un.org United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres on Saturday called on G20 leaders to step up efforts to ensure the global recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic is fair, inclusive and prevents further suffering.

Peter Koenig (2021-10-30). The Post Covid World, The WEF's Diabolical Project: "Resetting the Future of Work Agenda" — After "The Great Reset". A Horrifying Future. globalresearch.ca They call "Resetting the Future" a White Paper, meaning it's not quite a final version. It is a draft of sorts, a trial balloon, to measure people's reactions. It reads like an executioner's tale.

WSWS (2021-10-30). Sri Lankan government abandons limited COVID-19 pandemic restrictions. wsws.org In order to justify its relaxation of COVID-19 health security measures, Colombo is seeking to artificially engineer lower official statistics of infections and deaths.

WSWS (2021-10-30). Modi makes spectacle of India's 1 billionth COVID vaccine shot to cover up his government's culpability for mass death. wsws.org By rights, Modi should be charged—as his Brazilian counterpart, the fascist Jair Bolsonaro, has been—for promoting quackery and presiding over crimes against humanity.

Yaneer Bar-Yam, Deepti Gurdasani, Michael G Baker, Gabriel Scally, Simone George, Amanda Kvalsvig, Sinéad Ní Fhaoláin, Shu-Ti Chiou, John Drury, Stephen Duckett, Eric L Ding, Carlos Gershenson, Christine Gibson, Trisha Greenhalgh, Adam Hamdy, Zoà´ Hyde, Tiffany James, Jose L Jimenez, Martin McKee, Susan Michie, Christina Pagel, Cecile Philippe, Kim Prather, Sunil K Raina, Walter Ricciardi, Meir Rubin, Tomás Ryan, Matthias F Schneider, Anthony Staines, Robert West, Hisham Ziauddeen (2021-10-30). [Correspondence] The World Health Network: a global citizens' initiative. thelancet.com The COVID-19 pandemic has cost more than 4 million lives, left millions of people with persistent symptoms (ie, long COVID), and has devastated societies, with already disadvantaged communities being hit hardest. The tragedy is that much of this harm was preventable, as shown early on by many Asia-Pacific countries that pursued elimination of COVID-19 and protected both their public health and economies.1—3 The rest of the world can still work towards elimination. The World Health Network (WHN) is a coalition of citizens and experts who are committed to global action to protect public health through progres…

Staff (2021-10-30). El SARS-CoV-2 no fue creado como arma biológica, asegura Comunidad de Inteligencia de Estados Unidos. cubadebate.cu La Comunidad de Inteligencia de EEUU (IC, por sus siglas en inglés) evalúa que el COVID-19 no se desarrolló como un arma biológica y la mayoría de las agencias analizan con poca confianza que la enfermedad no fue modificada genéticamente, según el informe desclasificado por la oficina del director de Inteligencia Nacional.

WSWS (2021-10-30). Australian state government bars COVID-related school closures despite escalating infections. wsws.org The Committee for Public Education's daily tallies of school closures have been viewed online this month by tens of thousands of people.

Sarah Hodges, Julia Hornberger, Ushehwedu Kufakurinani, Shalini Rudra, Christopher Sirrs, Nishpriha Thakur, Sharifah Sekalala (2021-10-30). [Correspondence] When suspicion replaces evidence in public health. thelancet.com The UK Government's decision not to recognise people as vaccinated if they received COVID-19 vaccines in most of Latin America, Africa, and south Asia received widespread condemnation.1 Many commentators have rightly called out this discriminatory policy, which unfairly targets people from low-income countries. However, as a group of scholars from the medical humanities and social sciences, we are particularly concerned that the way in which the government makes decisions about which countries are exempt from quarantine once fully vaccinated dispenses with evidence-based policy making.

WorkWeek (2021-10-30). WorkWeek On CA Farm Organizers Larry Itliong & Rojas Family, TWU 100 & Covid. indybay.org

Gérard Delépine (2021-10-30). High Recorded Mortality in Countries Categorized as "Covid-19 Vaccine Champions". The Vaccinated Suffer from Increased Risk of Mortality compared to the Non-vaccinated. globalresearch.ca This "health strategy" based on false simulations, lies, promises never kept, propaganda and the fear campaign has become unbearable. In turn it has been followed by the extortion of consent to be vaccinated, by outright blackmail.

Staff (2021-10-30). Eastern European nations facing sharp spike in Covid-19 cases, with low rates of vaccination undermining efforts to end pandemic. rt.com With Covid-19 infections again on the rise across much of Eastern Europe and many countries struggling to meet vaccine rollout targets, a number of nations are imposing new restrictions, while governments in the West relax them. | On Friday, Russian health officials

WSWS (2021-10-30). The new AY.4.2 sub-lineage of Delta: The implications of the evolution of coronavirus. wsws.org New variants of Delta are arising, designated by AY. The AY.4.2 sub-lineage, first seen in Scotland, with an additional mutation in its spike protein, is significantly more transmissible.

teleSUR, SH (2021-10-30). EE.UU. intenta rescindir programa migratorio Quédate en México. telesurtv.net Funcionarios estadounidenses indicaron que si bien el programa contribuyó a reducir el flujo migratorio, lo hizo imponiendo sufrimiento a miles de migrantes.

Shanthi Ameratunga, Asha George (2021-10-30). [Comment] Inequities in adolescent and young adult deaths. thelancet.com On the heels of hard-won gains in infant and child survival in most parts of the world, we now have the largest generation of adolescents in human history. This shows the importance of realising the potential for young people to participate in shaping the future and contribute to communities they are part of. This potential, however, will not be fulfilled by merely being alive. We must consider the opportunities and threats that influence the wellbeing and agency of young people at this crucial stage of human development.

_____ (2021-10-30). Beneath Striketober Fanfare, The Lower Frequencies Of Class Struggle. popularresistance.org As the rich and comfortable stayed indoors and rode out the worst months of the pandemic on their Peloton bikes, workers around the country shifted into a different gear. Ten thousand farming equipment workers in Iowa, Illinois, Kansas, Colorado, and Georgia walked out of their jobs, joining 1,400 cereal workers at Kellogg's plants in Nebraska, Michigan, Tennessee, and Pennsylvania, as well as 1,100 coal miners at Warrior Met Coal in Alabama and nurses in New York and Massachusetts. And thousands more are waiting in the wings—from workers in academia, to health care workers at Kaiser Permanente in Oregon, C…

Christine Massey (2021-10-30). Freedom of Information Requests: Health/ Science Institutions Worldwide "Have No Record" of SARS-COV-2 Isolation/Purification. globalresearch.ca First published by GR …

WSWS (2021-10-30). As infections skyrocket, German government declares pandemic over. wsws.org Health Minister Jens Spahn is calling for an end to the currently declared "epidemic situation of national scope" on November 25, which would eliminate most remaining protective measures.

John Zarocostas (2021-10-30). [World Report] Pleas for health funding for Yemen. thelancet.com 10‚Äà000 children have been killed or maimed in the Yemen War, and health needs are not being met. John Zarocostas reports.

Frank Boulton (2021-10-30). [Correspondence] Reinforcing security through prohibition of nuclear weapons. thelancet.com The Nuclear Weapons Group of Medact, the UK affiliate of the International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War, commends the Editors1 for drawing attention to the first meeting of states parties to the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons, which will be held in January, 2022. Publications in The Lancet have previously referred to the controversial but important public health issue of nuclear war.2,3…

Kelly Hayes (2021-10-30). Health Care Workers Sound Off About Solidarity and Why They're Ready to Strike. zcomm.org "We can't survive doing the work that we're asked to do, the way that we're being asked to do it with the lack of support we're being asked to do it with"

Richard Horton (2021-10-30). [Comment] Offline: Living in an Age of Indecency. thelancet.com Political leaders will declare COP26 a success—an important staging post, although not UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson's promised "turning point for humanity", on the way to decarbonising the planet's energy use. Historians will most likely look back and judge COP26 in Glasgow, UK, as a graveyard of opportunities. To be fair, the target set for COP26 was narrowly drawn—to keep alive the 2015 Paris Agreement. That landmark agreement committed nations to "holding the increase in the global average temperature to well below 2 ∞C above pre-industrial levels and pursuing efforts to limit the temperat…

International Alliance of Physicians, Medical Scientists (2021-10-30). Thousands of Physicians and Medical Scientists Sign "Rome Declaration" in Protest, Launch New Information Platform. globalresearch.ca

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2021-10-30: News Headlines

WSWS (2021-10-30). Sri Lankan government abandons limited COVID-19 pandemic restrictions. wsws.org In order to justify its relaxation of COVID-19 health security measures, Colombo is seeking to artificially engineer lower official statistics of infections and deaths.

WSWS (2021-10-30). Australian state government bars COVID-related school closures despite escalating infections. wsws.org The Committee for Public Education's daily tallies of school closures have been viewed online this month by tens of thousands of people.

WSWS (2021-10-30). Modi makes spectacle of India's 1 billionth COVID vaccine shot to cover up his government's culpability for mass death. wsws.org By rights, Modi should be charged—as his Brazilian counterpart, the fascist Jair Bolsonaro, has been—for promoting quackery and presiding over crimes against humanity.

WSWS (2021-10-30). The new AY.4.2 sub-lineage of Delta: The implications of the evolution of coronavirus. wsws.org New variants of Delta are arising, designated by AY. The AY.4.2 sub-lineage, first seen in Scotland, with an additional mutation in its spike protein, is significantly more transmissible.

Christine Massey (2021-10-30). Freedom of Information Requests: Health/ Science Institutions Worldwide "Have No Record" of SARS-COV-2 Isolation/Purification. globalresearch.ca First published by GR …

WSWS (2021-10-30). As infections skyrocket, German government declares pandemic over. wsws.org Health Minister Jens Spahn is calling for an end to the currently declared "epidemic situation of national scope" on November 25, which would eliminate most remaining protective measures.

WSWS (2021-10-30). European audience members speak on the significance of October 24 webinar, "How to end the pandemic" wsws.org The October 24 webinar evoked an enthusiastic response among audience members across Europe and internationally.

WSWS (2021-10-30). US records lowest growth rate in pandemic "recovery" wsws.org The US slowdown follows lower growth in China and a cut this week by the German government in its growth forecast—meaning the world's first, second and fourth largest economies respectively all reported lower growth this month.

Editor2 (2021-10-30). AMLO Wants Clarification of the Colosio Murder Case. orinocotribune.com In February, Mario Aburto, who was convicted of assassinating presidential candidate Colosio in 1994, requested that his case be reopened so that "the society knows the truth." | On Thursday, October 28, Mexico's President Andrés Manuel López Obrador (AMLO) offered State protection to Mario Aburto, who has claimed that the had police tortured him and forced him to plead guilty for the murder of the Institutionalist Revolutionary Party (PRI) presidential candidate Luis Donaldo Colosio in 1994. | "If it can be proved that he was tortured, he was threatened, and he has kept silent because of it… the Mexican sta…

WSWS (2021-10-30). Guantanamo prisoner Majid Khan describes years of torture at CIA black sites. wsws.org Khan spent two hours before a jury of US military officers reading out a 36-page document that cataloged atrocities approved and applied in the name of "enhanced interrogation techniques."

_____ (2021-10-29). Why Defending Nicaragua Is Important. popularresistance.org Since at least the start of the 21st century, if not earlier, two global trends have emerged very clearly. Firstly, increased North American and European aggression overseas has been accompanied by increased economic and political domestic repression in the US itself and its allied countries. This domestic repression has reached unprecedented levels over the last two years, | Secondly, despite the apparent demise of Western led economic globalization, North American and European corporate influence under various guises has co-opted international policy making and governance, as writers from Cory Morningstar to Ia…

Steve Gillis (2021-10-29). ACT UP Boston demands 'Housing & health care, not jails!'. workers.org Boston ACT UP Boston with the SIF MA NOW! Coalition at the Boston Science March, April 22, 2017. A SIF is a medically supervised injecting facility, a harm-reduction strategy for drug users. WW PHOTO: Steve Gillis. On Oct. 19, Massachusetts Republican Governor Charlie Baker, Democrat Attorney General Maura Healy and . . . |

WSWS (2021-10-29). Video: The social crisis facing young people and the fight against Australia's anti-democratic electoral laws. wsws.org IYSSE members say, "Students and youth the world over are bearing the brunt of a social crisis brought on by the pro-business official response to the pandemic."

Staff (2021-10-29). Headlines for October 29, 2021. democracynow.org Biden Unveils Stripped-Down Build Back Better Act After Sens. Manchin, Sinema Demand Cuts, Big Oil Executives Grilled by House Democrats over Deception on Climate Crisis, As Climate Crisis Worsens, 10 World Heritage Forests Become Net Carbon Emitters, China Won't Commit to New Emissions Targets Ahead of COP26 Climate Summit , Protesters at Site of COP26 Climate Summit Demand Real Action to Limit Warming to 1.5 ∞C, Ahead of G20, Protesters Demand Biden Make COVID-19 Vaccines Available to Poor Countries, Sudanese Protester Deaths Mount After Monday's Military Coup, Guantánamo Bay Prisoner Describes Surviving…

Staff (2021-10-29). "A Pivotal Change": Economist Darrick Hamilton on What the Build Back Better Act Could Accomplish. democracynow.org Democrats in Washington remain divided over two key bills at the center of President Biden's domestic agenda: a $1 trillion bipartisan infrastructure bill and the $1.85 trillion Build Back Better plan, which has been cut down from $3.5 trillion. Even though Biden's latest framework is almost half the size of the original proposal, conservative Democratic Senators Joe Manchin of West Virginia and Kyrsten Sinema of Arizona are still refusing to commit to its passage. The new proposal strips out several key provisions, including paid family leave, free community college, expanded Medicare coverage for dental and vis…

John O'Looney (2021-10-29). A Letter to UK's Chief Coroners Office on Disturbing COVID and COVID Vaccination Deaths. globalresearch.ca

Dr. Peter McCullough (2021-10-29). Video: Watch Dr. Peter McCullough Talk About COVID Treatment and Vaccination. globalresearch.ca

TASS (2021-10-29). Expert citing WHO says kids aged 5-14 coming down with COVID-19 three times more often. tass.com Leila Namazova-Baranova also pointed out that among them there were a lot of children with various comorbidities, with cardiovascular diseases, obesity, coagulation system disorders, and others…

Children's Health Defense (2021-10-29). Worldwide Walkouts! Protests against Illegal Covid Mandates. globalresearch.ca

TASS (2021-10-29). Impossible to predict when COVID-19 will become seasonal disease — expert. tass.com Alexander Gorelov also noted that there was no antiviral treatment in the world that could regulate the infection process…

WSWS (2021-10-29). COVID rips through UK schools as councils and headteachers reintroduce mitigations against government policy. wsws.org Hundreds of thousands of children have been infected with the Department of Education reporting that around 252 million school days have been missed nationally, in the spring and autumn terms because of COVID-19. This represents 29.4 percent of all school days.

Dr. Rudolf Hà§nsel (2021-10-29). The Psychological Impacts of Covid-19 Pandemic Measures: Lockdowns, Warnings, "Social Distancing", "New Variants". Drastic Increase in Depression and Anxiety. globalresearch.ca

Johanna Kichton (2021-10-29). Activists Stage All-Night Vigil at COVID Response Coordinator Zients' House in DC, Demand Action From Biden to Vaccinate the World. peoplesaction.org Days Before G20 Summit, Protesters Demand Vaccine Equity as Biden and Pharma-Friendly Politicians Prolong the Pandemic Contact: Johanna Kichton, press@peoplesaction.org, 202.660.0605 WASHINGTON, D.C.—Just days before the G20 Summit in Rome, a progressive coalition of public health, global justice, and faith advocates led by Justice is Global, a project of People's Action, staged an all-night vigil …

Joel S. Hirschhorn (2021-10-29). Nearly Two Million Americans Dead from COVID Vaccines, Infections, and Collateral Impacts: Dr. Joel Hirschhorn. globalresearch.ca

WSWS (2021-10-29). Mass deaths hit Eastern Europe as COVID-19 surges across the continent. wsws.org COVID-19 cases and deaths are rising in almost every European country as thousands die each day, especially in hard-hit Eastern Europe.

WSWS (2021-10-29). COVID-19 cases detected in Christchurch as New Zealand outbreak grows. wsws.org The spread of COVID-19 to the South Island, which has remained free from the virus for nearly a year, highlights the dangers of the Labour Party-led government abandoning its previous elimination policy.

Children's Health Defense (2021-10-29). 'Hundreds of Thousands' of COVID Vaccine Injury Reports Backlogged in VAERS, Analyst Says. globalresearch.ca

WSWS (2021-10-29). US congressional report documents criminal indifference to health and safety by meatpackers during pandemic. wsws.org A House of Representatives subcommittee investigating the impact of COVID-19 found that disregard for worker safety led to at least 59,000 infections and 269 deaths at plants operated by the five largest US meat processors during the pandemic.

Dr. Peter McCullough (2021-10-29). Video: Dr. Peter McCullough Answered Questions on COVID Vaccines. globalresearch.ca

Global Research News (2021-10-29). Selected Articles: Scientist Whose Wife Was Injured by COVID Vaccine Tells FDA: 'Please Do Not Give this to Kids'. globalresearch.ca By The late Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela was South Africa's anti-apartheid revolutionary, who served as president of South Africa from 1994 to 1999, …

WSWS (2021-10-29). British Columbia health authorities concealed COVID-19 hospital outbreaks that killed dozens. wsws.org Practically every hospital in Metro Vancouver and the Fraser Valley has been subject to at least one outbreak, and dozens of patients have died. In all, hundreds of hospital staff and patients alike have been infected.

Mark Gruenberg (2021-10-29). Panel report, Dr. Birx: Trump ignored coronavirus deaths in meatpacking plants. peoplesworld.org WASHINGTON—The GOP Trump White House officials assigned to direct the nation's response to the coronavirus pandemic concentrated instead on his re-election campaign, a new report, and insider testimony shows. The result was needless deaths, including in the meatpacking industry. Specifically, the House Subcommittee on the Coronavirus and its impact reviewed company data, medical records, and …

WSWS (2021-10-29). Scientist Peter Daszak refutes false media allegations about Wuhan research. wsws.org In a letter to the National Institutes of Health made public Thursday, zoologist Peter Daszak of EcoHealth Alliance refuted claims that his organization failed to keep the US government appraised of coronavirus research conducted at the Wuhan Institute of Virology.

WSWS (2021-10-29). German public sector workers hold initial "warning" strike in contract negotiations. wsws.org The unions Verdi, GEW, IG BAU, GdP and civil servants organisations are doing all they can to offload the costs of the coronavirus pandemic onto workers.

Brittani Banks (2021-10-29). The Democrats in D.C. Promised Consequential Racial Justice Reform—Where Is It? independentmediainstitute.org The lesson of the 2020 U.S. election cycle was clear: Do not underestimate the influence of Black voters. At a time when the electoral process was characterized by voter suppression, Black voters in crucial swing states like Pennsylvania, Michigan, and Wisconsin gave this country renewed hope by securing the presidency for President Joe Biden. Thanks …

_____ (2021-10-29). Navy's Underground Leaking 20 Story Jet Fuel Tanks Must Be Closed Down. popularresistance.org While the U.S. Navy continues to argue that U.S. national security requires that its 80-year-old leaking 20 story underground jet fuel tanks remain open, I argue the opposite–that for U.S. national security reasons the 200-million-gallon facility be closed down before a catastrophic leak destroys the potable water supply for 400,00 residents of Oahu. | Once the aquifer is contaminated by a predicted major fuel leak, it cannot be flushed out or be rehabilitated. U.S. Navy officials have said that the water from a contaminated aquifer would have to be filtered either by a massive filtration system that does not ye…

Jenny Pierson (2021-10-29). How Critical Race Theory Hysteria May Influence the Future of Affirmative Action. independentmediainstitute.org The end of abortion rights in the United States seems to be a foregone conclusion. After rejecting efforts to temporarily halt the Texas abortion law on two separate occasions, the Supreme Court may validate the law this term. Undermining Roe v. Wade, or overruling it as the court's decision on Mississippi's 15-week abortion ban portends, …

Betsey Piette (2021-10-29). La lucha de clases mundial impulsa el bloqueo de la cadena de suministro. workers.org Por Betsey Piette El atasco mundial de la cadena de suministro sigue recibiendo la atención de los medios de comunicación corporativos, los directores generales más influyentes y los políticos. Afirman que les preocupa que la escasez de mercancías pueda provocar un aumento de los precios, impulsar la inflación y repercutir . . . |

Brittani Banks (2021-10-29). The U.S. Has an Unhealthy Obsession With Cuba. independentmediainstitute.org Click here to download the Spanish translation of this article. (Haga clic aquí para descargar la traducción al español de este artículo.) The piggy bank was rattled again. In September 2021, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) gave $6,669,000 in grants for projects aimed at "regime change" in Cuba, a euphemism to avoid …

_____ (2021-10-29). Iraq: Elections are Over; What's Next? journal-neo.org Iraqis voted for a new parliament in the October 10 election, but it could be weeks or months before a viable new government takes office. This is why locals didn't go dancing in the streets at all after the last election. Still, a healthy democratic process seems to have resulted in the best possible outcome, …

Rosa Miriam Elizalde (2021-10-29). The US has an unhealthy obsession with Cuba. peoplesdispatch.org The piggy bank was rattled again. In September 2021, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID)

Ashley Curtin (2021-10-29). EPA to reconsider the National Ambient Air Quality Standards for ozone. nationofchange.org "The Environmental Protection Agency now has an opportunity to strengthen our national, health-based standards for ground-level ozone."

Monica Cruz (2021-10-29). US lawmakers gut critically-needed social spending bill. peoplesdispatch.org On Thursday, the White House revealed a reduced version of the social program budget proposed by US President Joe Biden The budget originally included a bill allocating $3.5 trillion to bolster public spending on healthcare, public education, clean energy and a host of other programs. The funding would be secured from tax increases on billionaire corporat…

Editor (2021-10-29). It is time for a community approach to mental health. mronline.org Abolitionists and mental health advocates in the U.S. are working to replace both police and psychiatry by reimagining how we respond to mental health crisis.

Dr. Rudolf Hà§nsel (2021-10-29). Die psychischen Wechselwirkungen von Lockdowns, Warnungen, ‚Äûsocial distancing" und neuen ‚ÄûVarianten" zu einem drastischen Anstieg von Depressionen und Angststà∂rungen. globalresearch.ca

Jon Rappoport (2021-10-29). Behind Closed Doors: Medical Research Labs. globalresearch.ca

W. T. Whitney Jr. (2021-10-29). Prospects for Chile: New president, new constitution, continuing turmoil. peoplesworld.org The 1973 U.S.-supported military coup against Chile's socialist government and the murder of President Salvador Allende may be old history. The Pinochet dictatorship ended in 1988 and democratic forms—elections, political parties, debate—are in place. And Chile's economy, recovering from the pandemic, is booming. For the U.S. State Department, Chile is now "a leader in promoting …

Dean Baker (2021-10-29). Third Quarter GDP: More Good than Bad. cepr.net The 2.0 percent growth figure reported for the third quarter was widely viewed as disappointing. It was slower than most analysts had expected and certainly a large falloff from the 6.7 percent rate in the second quarter, but on the whole, it should be viewed as a positive report. | There are two key reasons for why I see the report as largely positive. First, there were extraordinary and temporary factors that prevented the growth from being considerably more rapid. Second, we need to get a fuller picture in assessing growth. In the pre-pandemic period, no one would have considered 2.0 percent growth particularl…

WSWS (2021-10-29). Corporate restructuring and job destruction deepen at Australian universities. wsws.org The pandemic restructuring has already destroyed more than 40,000 jobs, and possibly as many as 90,000, including casuals—all without any strike action called by the NTEU.

WSWS (2021-10-29). American workers speak on the significance of the WSWS webinar, "How to end the pandemic" wsws.org As the media and politicians downplay the severity of the pandemic amid declining cases, workers voiced appreciation for the factual and practical engagement featured at the WSWS event.

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2021-10-29: News Headlines

Staff (2021-10-29). Headlines for October 29, 2021. democracynow.org Biden Unveils Stripped-Down Build Back Better Act After Sens. Manchin, Sinema Demand Cuts, Big Oil Executives Grilled by House Democrats over Deception on Climate Crisis, As Climate Crisis Worsens, 10 World Heritage Forests Become Net Carbon Emitters, China Won't Commit to New Emissions Targets Ahead of COP26 Climate Summit , Protesters at Site of COP26 Climate Summit Demand Real Action to Limit Warming to 1.5 ∞C, Ahead of G20, Protesters Demand Biden Make COVID-19 Vaccines Available to Poor Countries, Sudanese Protester Deaths Mount After Monday's Military Coup, Guantánamo Bay Prisoner Describes Surviving…

Staff (2021-10-29). "A Pivotal Change": Economist Darrick Hamilton on What the Build Back Better Act Could Accomplish. democracynow.org Democrats in Washington remain divided over two key bills at the center of President Biden's domestic agenda: a $1 trillion bipartisan infrastructure bill and the $1.85 trillion Build Back Better plan, which has been cut down from $3.5 trillion. Even though Biden's latest framework is almost half the size of the original proposal, conservative Democratic Senators Joe Manchin of West Virginia and Kyrsten Sinema of Arizona are still refusing to commit to its passage. The new proposal strips out several key provisions, including paid family leave, free community college, expanded Medicare coverage for dental and vis…

Dr. Peter McCullough (2021-10-29). Video: Watch Dr. Peter McCullough Talk About COVID Treatment and Vaccination. globalresearch.ca

John O'Looney (2021-10-29). A Letter to UK's Chief Coroners Office on Disturbing COVID and COVID Vaccination Deaths. globalresearch.ca

TASS (2021-10-29). Expert citing WHO says kids aged 5-14 coming down with COVID-19 three times more often. tass.com Leila Namazova-Baranova also pointed out that among them there were a lot of children with various comorbidities, with cardiovascular diseases, obesity, coagulation system disorders, and others…

Children's Health Defense (2021-10-29). Worldwide Walkouts! Protests against Illegal Covid Mandates. globalresearch.ca

TASS (2021-10-29). Impossible to predict when COVID-19 will become seasonal disease — expert. tass.com Alexander Gorelov also noted that there was no antiviral treatment in the world that could regulate the infection process…

Children's Health Defense (2021-10-29). 'Hundreds of Thousands' of COVID Vaccine Injury Reports Backlogged in VAERS, Analyst Says. globalresearch.ca

Dr. Rudolf Hà§nsel (2021-10-29). The Psychological Impacts of Covid-19 Pandemic Measures: Lockdowns, Warnings, "Social Distancing", "New Variants". Drastic Increase in Depression and Anxiety. globalresearch.ca

WSWS (2021-10-29). US congressional report documents criminal indifference to health and safety by meatpackers during pandemic. wsws.org A House of Representatives subcommittee investigating the impact of COVID-19 found that disregard for worker safety led to at least 59,000 infections and 269 deaths at plants operated by the five largest US meat processors during the pandemic.

WSWS (2021-10-29). COVID-19 cases detected in Christchurch as New Zealand outbreak grows. wsws.org The spread of COVID-19 to the South Island, which has remained free from the virus for nearly a year, highlights the dangers of the Labour Party-led government abandoning its previous elimination policy.

Dr. Peter McCullough (2021-10-29). Video: Dr. Peter McCullough Answered Questions on COVID Vaccines. globalresearch.ca

WSWS (2021-10-29). British Columbia health authorities concealed COVID-19 hospital outbreaks that killed dozens. wsws.org Practically every hospital in Metro Vancouver and the Fraser Valley has been subject to at least one outbreak, and dozens of patients have died. In all, hundreds of hospital staff and patients alike have been infected.

Global Research News (2021-10-29). Selected Articles: Scientist Whose Wife Was Injured by COVID Vaccine Tells FDA: 'Please Do Not Give this to Kids'. globalresearch.ca By The late Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela was South Africa's anti-apartheid revolutionary, who served as president of South Africa from 1994 to 1999, …

WSWS (2021-10-29). Mass deaths hit Eastern Europe as COVID-19 surges across the continent. wsws.org COVID-19 cases and deaths are rising in almost every European country as thousands die each day, especially in hard-hit Eastern Europe.

Joel S. Hirschhorn (2021-10-29). Nearly Two Million Americans Dead from COVID Vaccines, Infections, and Collateral Impacts: Dr. Joel Hirschhorn. globalresearch.ca

Johanna Kichton (2021-10-29). Activists Stage All-Night Vigil at COVID Response Coordinator Zients' House in DC, Demand Action From Biden to Vaccinate the World. peoplesaction.org Days Before G20 Summit, Protesters Demand Vaccine Equity as Biden and Pharma-Friendly Politicians Prolong the Pandemic Contact: Johanna Kichton, press@peoplesaction.org, 202.660.0605 WASHINGTON, D.C.—Just days before the G20 Summit in Rome, a progressive coalition of public health, global justice, and faith advocates led by Justice is Global, a project of People's Action, staged an all-night vigil …

WSWS (2021-10-29). Scientist Peter Daszak refutes false media allegations about Wuhan research. wsws.org In a letter to the National Institutes of Health made public Thursday, zoologist Peter Daszak of EcoHealth Alliance refuted claims that his organization failed to keep the US government appraised of coronavirus research conducted at the Wuhan Institute of Virology.

_____ (2021-10-29). Navy's Underground Leaking 20 Story Jet Fuel Tanks Must Be Closed Down. popularresistance.org While the U.S. Navy continues to argue that U.S. national security requires that its 80-year-old leaking 20 story underground jet fuel tanks remain open, I argue the opposite–that for U.S. national security reasons the 200-million-gallon facility be closed down before a catastrophic leak destroys the potable water supply for 400,00 residents of Oahu. | Once the aquifer is contaminated by a predicted major fuel leak, it cannot be flushed out or be rehabilitated. U.S. Navy officials have said that the water from a contaminated aquifer would have to be filtered either by a massive filtration system that does not ye…

_____ (2021-10-29). Why Defending Nicaragua Is Important. popularresistance.org Since at least the start of the 21st century, if not earlier, two global trends have emerged very clearly. Firstly, increased North American and European aggression overseas has been accompanied by increased economic and political domestic repression in the US itself and its allied countries. This domestic repression has reached unprecedented levels over the last two years, | Secondly, despite the apparent demise of Western led economic globalization, North American and European corporate influence under various guises has co-opted international policy making and governance, as writers from Cory Morningstar to Ia…

Ashley Curtin (2021-10-29). EPA to reconsider the National Ambient Air Quality Standards for ozone. nationofchange.org "The Environmental Protection Agency now has an opportunity to strengthen our national, health-based standards for ground-level ozone."

_____ (2021-10-29). Iraq: Elections are Over; What's Next? journal-neo.org Iraqis voted for a new parliament in the October 10 election, but it could be weeks or months before a viable new government takes office. This is why locals didn't go dancing in the streets at all after the last election. Still, a healthy democratic process seems to have resulted in the best possible outcome, …

Editor (2021-10-29). It is time for a community approach to mental health. mronline.org Abolitionists and mental health advocates in the U.S. are working to replace both police and psychiatry by reimagining how we respond to mental health crisis.

Jon Rappoport (2021-10-29). Behind Closed Doors: Medical Research Labs. globalresearch.ca

WSWS (2021-10-29). American workers speak on the significance of the WSWS webinar, "How to end the pandemic" wsws.org As the media and politicians downplay the severity of the pandemic amid declining cases, workers voiced appreciation for the factual and practical engagement featured at the WSWS event.

WSWS (2021-10-29). Video: The social crisis facing young people and the fight against Australia's anti-democratic electoral laws. wsws.org IYSSE members say, "Students and youth the world over are bearing the brunt of a social crisis brought on by the pro-business official response to the pandemic."

WSWS (2021-10-29). Corporate restructuring and job destruction deepen at Australian universities. wsws.org The pandemic restructuring has already destroyed more than 40,000 jobs, and possibly as many as 90,000, including casuals—all without any strike action called by the NTEU.

imperial.ac.uk (2021-10-29). We can learn lessons from history while protecting free speech – Alice Gast. imperial.ac.uk There are "rarely simple answers" to address the complex, brilliant and sometimes flawed figures who shape great universities, writes Alice Gast.

imperial.ac.uk (2021-10-28). Imperial and Germany's TUM driving exciting collaborative research and education. imperial.ac.uk Imperial and the Technical University of Munich are deepening ties across a range of research fields as well as the innovative delivery of education.

Raphael Tsavkko Garcia (2021-10-28). The Autumn of President Bolsonaro. latinorebels.com One of the few certainties Brazilians have these days is that, whenever possible, far-right president Jair Bolsonaro will make stupefying, anti-science, and borderline criminal statements. On Thursday, October 21, the President claimed that those who are vaccinated against COVID-19 could develop AIDS.

sputniknews (2021-10-28). Danish PM Faces Impeachment for Deleting Her Messages Related to Slaughter of 15 Mln Mink. sputniknews.com Denmark's controversial decision to cull all 15 million farmed mink to prevent the spread of mutated COVID-19 was ruled illegal and has since devolved into a blame game involving the nation's top politicians.

teleSUR, JGN (2021-10-28). Más de 1.000.000 de niños cubanos tienen dos dosis de vacuna antiCovid-19. telesurtv.net El IVF destacó que la vacuna de producción nacional Soberana02 ha demostrado una alta seguridad contra el coronavirus.

Staff (2021-10-28). Headlines for October 28, 2021. democracynow.org Biden Set to Announce "Framework" for Revised Social Spending and Climate Bill, Iran to Rejoin Talks to Restore Nuclear Deal Abandoned by Trump, Top U.S. General Compares Chinese Hypersonic Missile Test to "Sputnik Moment", U.S. Voices Rare Criticism as Israel Announces Plans to Further Expand Illegal Settlements, COVID-19 Sickened Nearly 60,000 Meat Industry Workers During Pandemic's First Year, Inexpensive Antidepressant Fluvoxamine Shows Promise as COVID-19 Therapeutic, Merck to Allow Generic Manufacturing of Pill That Reportedly Can Cut COVID-19 Deaths by Half, Nor'easter Rips Through New England, Cutting Pow…

New Atlas (2021-10-28). To Prove China is a "Global Threat," US Threatens Global Games. newatlas.report October 28, 2021 (Brian Berletic — NEO) — China is set to host the 2022 Winter Olympics in its capital city Beijing beginning in February. The country has been busy with preparations taking into consideration all the baseline concerns required for such an event with the addition of managing risks related to COVID-19. However, the …

WSWS (2021-10-28). Malaysia enters "endemic stage" of COVID-19 amid thousands of infections. wsws.org The policy of "living with the virus" follows a period in which the South East Asian country endured one of the highest infection rates and deaths per capita in the world.

Staff (2021-10-28). Vaccine Inequity: Meet the Doctor Refusing a Booster as Rich Nations Get 16x More Doses Than Poor. democracynow.org Wealthy nations have received over 16 times more COVID-19 vaccines per person than poorer nations dependent on the COVAX program backed by the World Health Organization, according to a new Financial Times analysis. COVAX, which was set up to ensure global equitable access to vaccines, has delivered only 400 million doses after promising 1.4 billion this year. Higher-income countries struck separate vaccine deals with manufacturers, leaving COVAX with less negotiating power. While the United States rolls out booster shots and stockpiles six vaccines per person, less than 3% of people in low-income countries have r…

WSWS (2021-10-28). COVID-19 infections force the closure of schools in Michigan. wsws.org K-12 schools were once again the largest single source of COVID-19 outbreaks in Michigan workplaces last week, with the state now monitoring 497 active outbreaks affecting at least 5,186 students and staff.

Fight Back (2021-10-28). Eyewitness report from India. fightbacknews.org Kolkata, India – The second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic in India has had a devastating effect, claiming more than 250,000 lives in a matter of three months, between April and June of this year. | The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), the ruling government in India, failed to address the concerns of the people and enacted repressive policies that are against their interests. In India the number of people living in poverty outnumber the entirety of sub-Saharan Africa, and privatized healthcare has led to the demise of countless people during this pandemic. | The callous attitude of the of BJP led to the shortage of v…

imperial.ac.uk (2021-10-28). COVID vaccines effective but household transmission of delta a risk for 1 in 4. imperial.ac.uk Fully vaccinated people can contract and pass on COVID-19 in the home, but at lower rates than unvaccinated people.

teleSUR- jaa -HIM (2021-10-28). OPS: 44 % de la población latinoamericana está vacunada contra la Covid-19. telesurtv.net Cuba, México, Uruguay y Chile son cuatro de las naciones que encabezan la vacunación anticovid en el continente.

WSWS (2021-10-28). Germany's reopening policy leads to surge in COVID-19 infection rates. wsws.org Within a week, the proportion of Germany's population infected with COVID-19 rose from 75 infections per 100,000 to 118, an increase of about 50 percent.

WSWS (2021-10-28). New York City government cracks down on parents withholding children from unsafe schools. wsws.org The Administration for Children's Services of New York City has ramped up legal actions against parents who have withheld their children from school due to concerns over COVID-19.

WSWS (2021-10-28). "Public health experts have insisted that preventative measures are necessary to avoid the National Health Service being overwhelmed", UK nurse tells WSWS. wsws.org We have a chronic shortage of staff. Currently, more than a hundred colleagues are absent due to Covid symptoms, isolating and shielding. According to one of our matrons, each month, hundreds of nursing shifts go unfilled.

Jennifer Skinner (2021-10-28). Tucson restaurant workers organize despite union busting by boss. liberationnews.org Workers at the popular brunch restaurant Prep & Pastry on Campbell organized a determined campaign with United Food and Commercial Workers Local 99 (UFCW 99)…

_____ (2021-10-28). US Tries to Persaude Saudi Arabia to Normalize Relations with Israel. journal-neo.org While it is impossible to make at least any positive dynamics on the Israeli-Palestinian track, President Joe Biden Administration has recently been actively seeking to expand the Abraham Accords to confirm its still remaining, albeit small, influence in the Middle East. To that end, Washington has been pushing hard in recent months for Saudi Arabia …

imperial.ac.uk (2021-10-28). Wearable sensors help researchers understand effects of air pollution on health. imperial.ac.uk Imperial's INHALE project is assessing the impact of air pollution on personal health and measures to address its harmful effects.

WSWS (2021-10-28). UK government and media mount disinformation campaign claiming pandemic is nearly over. wsws.org In pursuit of their favoured herd immunity policy, the media have been pumping out propaganda claiming that with cases down for several days in a row, this vindicates the government's policy of abandoning all measures to fight the virus.

WSWS (2021-10-28). Moody's rating agency warns of "systemic risk" in private credit. wsws.org The private credit market has undergone an expansion since the global financial crisis of 2008 and its growth accelerated after the March 2020 crisis at the onset of the pandemic.

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2021-10-28: News Headlines

New Atlas (2021-10-28). To Prove China is a "Global Threat," US Threatens Global Games. newatlas.report October 28, 2021 (Brian Berletic — NEO) — China is set to host the 2022 Winter Olympics in its capital city Beijing beginning in February. The country has been busy with preparations taking into consideration all the baseline concerns required for such an event with the addition of managing risks related to COVID-19. However, the …

sputniknews (2021-10-28). Danish PM Faces Impeachment for Deleting Her Messages Related to Slaughter of 15 Mln Mink. sputniknews.com Denmark's controversial decision to cull all 15 million farmed mink to prevent the spread of mutated COVID-19 was ruled illegal and has since devolved into a blame game involving the nation's top politicians.

WSWS (2021-10-28). "Public health experts have insisted that preventative measures are necessary to avoid the National Health Service being overwhelmed", UK nurse tells WSWS. wsws.org We have a chronic shortage of staff. Currently, more than a hundred colleagues are absent due to Covid symptoms, isolating and shielding. According to one of our matrons, each month, hundreds of nursing shifts go unfilled.

teleSUR, JGN (2021-10-28). Más de 1.000.000 de niños cubanos tienen dos dosis de vacuna antiCovid-19. telesurtv.net El IVF destacó que la vacuna de producción nacional Soberana02 ha demostrado una alta seguridad contra el coronavirus.

WSWS (2021-10-28). COVID-19 infections force the closure of schools in Michigan. wsws.org K-12 schools were once again the largest single source of COVID-19 outbreaks in Michigan workplaces last week, with the state now monitoring 497 active outbreaks affecting at least 5,186 students and staff.

teleSUR- jaa -HIM (2021-10-28). OPS: 44 % de la población latinoamericana está vacunada contra la Covid-19. telesurtv.net Cuba, México, Uruguay y Chile son cuatro de las naciones que encabezan la vacunación anticovid en el continente.

WSWS (2021-10-28). Germany's reopening policy leads to surge in COVID-19 infection rates. wsws.org Within a week, the proportion of Germany's population infected with COVID-19 rose from 75 infections per 100,000 to 118, an increase of about 50 percent.

WSWS (2021-10-28). New York City government cracks down on parents withholding children from unsafe schools. wsws.org The Administration for Children's Services of New York City has ramped up legal actions against parents who have withheld their children from school due to concerns over COVID-19.

Staff (2021-10-28). Vaccine Inequity: Meet the Doctor Refusing a Booster as Rich Nations Get 16x More Doses Than Poor. democracynow.org Wealthy nations have received over 16 times more COVID-19 vaccines per person than poorer nations dependent on the COVAX program backed by the World Health Organization, according to a new Financial Times analysis. COVAX, which was set up to ensure global equitable access to vaccines, has delivered only 400 million doses after promising 1.4 billion this year. Higher-income countries struck separate vaccine deals with manufacturers, leaving COVAX with less negotiating power. While the United States rolls out booster shots and stockpiles six vaccines per person, less than 3% of people in low-income countries have r…

Staff (2021-10-28). Headlines for October 28, 2021. democracynow.org Biden Set to Announce "Framework" for Revised Social Spending and Climate Bill, Iran to Rejoin Talks to Restore Nuclear Deal Abandoned by Trump, Top U.S. General Compares Chinese Hypersonic Missile Test to "Sputnik Moment", U.S. Voices Rare Criticism as Israel Announces Plans to Further Expand Illegal Settlements, COVID-19 Sickened Nearly 60,000 Meat Industry Workers During Pandemic's First Year, Inexpensive Antidepressant Fluvoxamine Shows Promise as COVID-19 Therapeutic, Merck to Allow Generic Manufacturing of Pill That Reportedly Can Cut COVID-19 Deaths by Half, Nor'easter Rips Through New England, Cutting Pow…

WSWS (2021-10-28). Malaysia enters "endemic stage" of COVID-19 amid thousands of infections. wsws.org The policy of "living with the virus" follows a period in which the South East Asian country endured one of the highest infection rates and deaths per capita in the world.

imperial.ac.uk (2021-10-28). Wearable sensors help researchers understand effects of air pollution on health. imperial.ac.uk Imperial's INHALE project is assessing the impact of air pollution on personal health and measures to address its harmful effects.

WSWS (2021-10-28). UK government and media mount disinformation campaign claiming pandemic is nearly over. wsws.org In pursuit of their favoured herd immunity policy, the media have been pumping out propaganda claiming that with cases down for several days in a row, this vindicates the government's policy of abandoning all measures to fight the virus.

WSWS (2021-10-28). Moody's rating agency warns of "systemic risk" in private credit. wsws.org The private credit market has undergone an expansion since the global financial crisis of 2008 and its growth accelerated after the March 2020 crisis at the onset of the pandemic.

imperial.ac.uk (2021-10-27). Imperial Launches New Early Years Centre in White City. imperial.ac.uk In collaboration with Old Oak Primary School, Imperial now offers childcare services to its staff and student parents near Hammersmith and White City.

ecns.cn (2021-10-27). Gansu hospital supplies TCM to help fight COVID-19 epidemic. ecns.cn Gansu Provincial Hospital of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) supplies decoctions for COVID-19 prevention and control at Lanzhou, Northwest China's Gansu Province, Oct. 26, 2021.

ecns.cn (2021-10-27). Micrograph of COVID-19 Delta strain. ecns.cn A micrograph depicts Delta strain coronaviruses with characteristic spikes in the Vero E6 intercellular space.

WSWS (2021-10-27). Stop the witch-hunt against scientist Peter Daszak! wsws.org The Washington Post hopes that scapegoating scientists for the COVID-19 pandemic will turn attention away from the US government's criminal "herd immunity" policies that have killed hundreds of thousands of Americans.

WSWS (2021-10-27). COVID-19 cases, deaths surge in Russia as thousands of children show "acute" symptoms. wsws.org Almost 60,000 children in Russia are currently receiving medical treatment for COVID-19, and 13 percent of previously infected children are suffering from Long COVID.

imperial.ac.uk (2021-10-27). England's COVID-19 roadmap successful in balancing transmission and immunity. imperial.ac.uk England's COVID-19 roadmap was successful in balancing increased transmission with population immunity, according to a major study.

WSWS (2021-10-27). SEP electoral members oppose the reopening of schools in Australia, warning that it will cause mass infection. wsws.org "We should not be putting vulnerable children, packed up like sardines, in classrooms. It will spread COVID through the entire school"

Matt Sedlar (2021-10-27). Home Health Care: Latinx and Black Women are Overrepresented, But All Women Face Heightened Risk of Poverty. cepr.net Given the momentum of shifting to home-based, noninstitutional long-term care for the majority of aging adults, it is vital to raise wages and ensure sufficient hours, as well as to enhance the training opportunities and earnings associated with jobs in this industry.

WSWS (2021-10-27). Rank-and-File Committee for Safe Education in Brazil organizes meeting on "The need for school closures and the means to end the pandemic" wsws.org The meeting will arm teachers and parents fighting against the reopening of schools with a program that is science-driven and aligned with the objective interests of the working class.

Staff (2021-10-27). "No Way Out": Taxi Drivers, Allies Enter 2nd Week of Hunger Strike Against Crushing Medallion Debt. democracynow.org New York City taxi drivers have entered their second week of hunger striking outside City Hall to demand that the mayor grant debt relief for thousands of drivers impacted by the taxi medallion price crash. Many drivers purchased taxi medallions, the permits required to drive a taxi, for upwards of $1 million. After the incursion of ride-sharing apps like Uber and Lyft, as well as more recent plummeting demand for taxis due to the pandemic, they are now only worth about $100,000. Faced with massive debt and financial ruin, at least nine drivers have died by suicide. Taxi driver Augustine Tang, who has been on hun…

WSWS (2021-10-27). Workers in Australia and an educator in Sri Lanka respond to WSWS webinar on "how to end the pandemic" wsws.org "An eradication policy would be difficult, but we are already in difficult times. The webinar showed that it would be possible, viable and beneficial"

Staff (2021-10-27). Headlines for October 27, 2021. democracynow.org U.N.'s Guterres Warns World on Track for Climate Catastrophe, Even with Gov't Pledges Ahead of COP26, Brazilian Senators Back Report Accusing Bolsonaro of Crimes Against Humanity for Pandemic Response, Deborah Birx Says 130,000 Lives Could Have Been Saved, But Trump Admin "Distracted" by Election, FDA Panel Recommends Pfizer Vaccine for Children Aged 5-11; Moderna to Sell 110M Vaccines to African Countries, Afghanistan Heading Toward Collapse as Half the Country Faces Acute Food Insecurity, Four People, Including 3 Children, Drown Off Greek Coast, Dozens Arrested as Protesters in Ecuador Condemn Fuel Price Hike,…

imperial.ac.uk (2021-10-27). Hunger, poverty and disease: Tackling the triple burden of malnutrition. imperial.ac.uk Imperial's Global Development Hub brought together world-leading experts to share insights on how to tackle malnutrition worldwide.

imperial.ac.uk (2021-10-27). UK Autumn Budget 2021: Imperial experts respond. imperial.ac.uk Academics and researchers from across Imperial College London have provided analysis of the 2021 Autumn budget.

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2021-10-27: News Headlines

ecns.cn (2021-10-27). Micrograph of COVID-19 Delta strain. ecns.cn A micrograph depicts Delta strain coronaviruses with characteristic spikes in the Vero E6 intercellular space.

imperial.ac.uk (2021-10-27). Imperial Launches New Early Years Centre in White City. imperial.ac.uk In collaboration with Old Oak Primary School, Imperial now offers childcare services to its staff and student parents near Hammersmith and White City.

WSWS (2021-10-27). COVID-19 cases, deaths surge in Russia as thousands of children show "acute" symptoms. wsws.org Almost 60,000 children in Russia are currently receiving medical treatment for COVID-19, and 13 percent of previously infected children are suffering from Long COVID.

WSWS (2021-10-27). Stop the witch-hunt against scientist Peter Daszak! wsws.org The Washington Post hopes that scapegoating scientists for the COVID-19 pandemic will turn attention away from the US government's criminal "herd immunity" policies that have killed hundreds of thousands of Americans.

WSWS (2021-10-27). SEP electoral members oppose the reopening of schools in Australia, warning that it will cause mass infection. wsws.org "We should not be putting vulnerable children, packed up like sardines, in classrooms. It will spread COVID through the entire school"

ecns.cn (2021-10-27). Gansu hospital supplies TCM to help fight COVID-19 epidemic. ecns.cn Gansu Provincial Hospital of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) supplies decoctions for COVID-19 prevention and control at Lanzhou, Northwest China's Gansu Province, Oct. 26, 2021.

WSWS (2021-10-27). Rank-and-File Committee for Safe Education in Brazil organizes meeting on "The need for school closures and the means to end the pandemic" wsws.org The meeting will arm teachers and parents fighting against the reopening of schools with a program that is science-driven and aligned with the objective interests of the working class.

Staff (2021-10-27). "No Way Out": Taxi Drivers, Allies Enter 2nd Week of Hunger Strike Against Crushing Medallion Debt. democracynow.org New York City taxi drivers have entered their second week of hunger striking outside City Hall to demand that the mayor grant debt relief for thousands of drivers impacted by the taxi medallion price crash. Many drivers purchased taxi medallions, the permits required to drive a taxi, for upwards of $1 million. After the incursion of ride-sharing apps like Uber and Lyft, as well as more recent plummeting demand for taxis due to the pandemic, they are now only worth about $100,000. Faced with massive debt and financial ruin, at least nine drivers have died by suicide. Taxi driver Augustine Tang, who has been on hun…

Staff (2021-10-27). Headlines for October 27, 2021. democracynow.org U.N.'s Guterres Warns World on Track for Climate Catastrophe, Even with Gov't Pledges Ahead of COP26, Brazilian Senators Back Report Accusing Bolsonaro of Crimes Against Humanity for Pandemic Response, Deborah Birx Says 130,000 Lives Could Have Been Saved, But Trump Admin "Distracted" by Election, FDA Panel Recommends Pfizer Vaccine for Children Aged 5-11; Moderna to Sell 110M Vaccines to African Countries, Afghanistan Heading Toward Collapse as Half the Country Faces Acute Food Insecurity, Four People, Including 3 Children, Drown Off Greek Coast, Dozens Arrested as Protesters in Ecuador Condemn Fuel Price Hike,…

WSWS (2021-10-27). Workers in Australia and an educator in Sri Lanka respond to WSWS webinar on "how to end the pandemic" wsws.org "An eradication policy would be difficult, but we are already in difficult times. The webinar showed that it would be possible, viable and beneficial"

imperial.ac.uk (2021-10-27). Hunger, poverty and disease: Tackling the triple burden of malnutrition. imperial.ac.uk Imperial's Global Development Hub brought together world-leading experts to share insights on how to tackle malnutrition worldwide.

imperial.ac.uk (2021-10-27). UK Autumn Budget 2021: Imperial experts respond. imperial.ac.uk Academics and researchers from across Imperial College London have provided analysis of the 2021 Autumn budget.

_____ (2021-10-26). The US Will Break Any Laws To Protect The Elites: The Saab And Assange Cases. popularresistance.org The United States government demonstrates repeatedly that it will do whatever it takes to protect the economic and political interests of the elites, even if it means total disregard for human rights and international law. Two cases that highlight this are the recent kidnapping and prosecution of Venezuelan diplomat Alex Saab and the attempts to extradite the Australian Wikileaks publisher and journalist Julian Assange. Clearing the FOG speaks with Roger Harris of Task Force on the Americas who travelled to Cabo Verde where Saab was detained and tortured for over a year before his rendition to Miami and with Joe…

Staff (2021-10-26). Headlines for October 26, 2021. democracynow.org Sudan's Military Opens Fire on Protesters Opposing Coup, FDA Panel to Review Pfizer's Application for COVID Vaccines for Children, U.S. to Allow Entry to International Travelers Who Prove Vaccination, New York City Police Union Sues to Roll Back COVID Vaccine Mandate, U.N. Warns Greenhouse Gas Levels Hit Record High in 2020, U.N. Blames Climate Crisis for South Sudan's Worst Flooding in 60 Years, Rare Mediterranean Hurricane Strikes Italy; California Sees Record October Rainfall , Extinction Rebellion Climate Protesters Block Busy Streets in New York, Madrid, Netherlands' Largest Pension Fund to Divest from Fossi…

Jeremy Loffredo (2021-10-26). 'Cloak and dagger' military-intelligence outfit at center of US digital vaccine passport push. thegrayzone.com Described as "the most important organization you've never heard of," MITRE rakes in massive security state contracts to pioneer invasive spy tech. Now it's at the heart of a campaign to implement digital vaccine passports. While vaccine passports have been marketed as a boon to public health, promising safety, privacy, and convenience for those who have been vaccinated against Covid-19, the pivotal role a shadowy military-intelligence organization is playing in the push to implement the system in digital form has …

sputniknews (2021-10-26). Up to 300,000 Swedes Estimated to Have Lost Sense of Smell Due to COVID-19. sputniknews.com Between 50 and 70 percent of people diagnosed with COVID-19 experience an impaired sense of smell. While most regain their sense of smell after a few weeks, some get permanent aberrations that include a diminished or distorted sense of smell. In the most extreme cases, food smells "like a soup of cigarette butts and rotten meat".

Staff (2021-10-26). In-Person Classes and Youth Vaccination Successfully Begin in Venezuela (Video & Photos). orinocotribune.com As planned by Venezuelan authorities, this Monday, October 25, in-person classes and youth vaccination began for the 2021-2022 academic schedule at all academic levels. | The Executive Vice President of Venezuela, Delcy Rodríguez, and the Minister for Education, Yelitze Santaella, visited the Alberto Màºller Rojas educational institution in Caracas to monitor compliance by children and teachers with the COVID-19 health protocols on the first day of classes. | The resumption of face-to-face classes will be supervised with strict epidemiological monitoring in order to avoid contagion. The option of suspending…

Daniel Espinosa Winder (2021-10-26). COVID-19: Se instala la distopía. globalizacion.ca Francia, Reino Unido, Estados Unidos, Italia y por lo menos una docena de países tradicionalmente democráticos están terminando de instalar un sistema de pasaportes sanitarios que, a todas luces, será incluso más distópico y autoritario que el sistema chino de…

Editor (2021-10-26). Systemic crisis further exposes inequalities: poor women's Global struggle against hunger and pandemic. mronline.org Without a doubt, the global pandemic of COVID-19 has had a devastating impact on the economy and, consequently, on the population.

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-10-26). Tips to keep your kids safe this Halloween. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org After last year's halt on Halloween due to the COVID-19 pandemic, sweet relief is coming for those who celebrate the spookiest day of the year. "This year, we're looking toward a Halloween that hopefully brings back some of the activities that kids really enjoy this time of year," says Dr. Nipunie Rajapakse, a pediatric infectious diseases physician with Mayo Clinic Children's Center. "That includes some activities like trick-or-treating. I think one of the big things…

Rick Rozoff (2021-10-26). Russia calls on "negotiators" France, Germany to respond to Ukrainian threat to launch missiles at Moscow, warns of NATO strategic bombers in Ukraine. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com No reaction from Paris, Berlin to Kiev's threats of missile strike at Russia — diplomat Berlin and Paris must provide their assessment of how Kiev's threats of a missile strike at Russia influence the Normandy Four negotiations process, Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said Tuesday, adding that their lack of reaction raises questions. "The …

Editor (2021-10-26). Women's work in the first civilisations. mronline.org The work performed by women, particularly work in the household and in the health sector, has received much attention in feminist and left-wing debate in recent years.

Rick Rozoff (2021-10-26). Message to Moscow: U.S. Navy builds hospital next to gigantic Norwegian cave complex housing arms. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com Navy puts hospital alongside US military stockpile in Norwegian cave complex The U.S. Navy has established a 150-bed mobile hospital in a Norwegian cave network, signaling to NATO allies that the United States is committed to defending Europe, service officials said. Naval Forces Europe and U.S. Navy Expeditionary Medical Support Command recently placed the facility …

Isaac Nellist (2021-10-26). How to eradicate youth poverty. greenleft.org.au Youth poverty has worsened during the pandemic. Isaac Nellist and Zoe O'Dea assess how the sudden removal of the federal emergency disaster and welfare supplement payments will impact young people.

Isaac Nellist (2021-10-26). How to eradicate youth poverty? greenleft.org.au Youth poverty has worsened during the pandemic as unemployment rates have soared. Isaac Nellist and Zoe O'Dea assess how the sudden removal of the federal emergency payment and welfare which does not even meet poverty level payments will impact young people.

imperial.ac.uk (2021-10-26). Updated climate commitments fall far short, but net-zero pledges provide hope. imperial.ac.uk Analysis of countries' plans to fight climate change show they are not enough to avoid the worst impacts unless further promises are kept.

imperial.ac.uk (2021-10-26). New Imperial initiatives seek to break down barriers for Black-heritage students. imperial.ac.uk Imperial has launched two new initiatives to engage Black heritage UK students with higher education.

imperial.ac.uk (2021-10-26). Dialogue begins as community confronts, celebrates and learns from past. imperial.ac.uk Imperial is starting a dialogue with its community to deepen understanding of the College's history and legacy.

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2021-10-26: News Headlines

Jeremy Loffredo (2021-10-26). 'Cloak and dagger' military-intelligence outfit at center of US digital vaccine passport push. thegrayzone.com Described as "the most important organization you've never heard of," MITRE rakes in massive security state contracts to pioneer invasive spy tech. Now it's at the heart of a campaign to implement digital vaccine passports. While vaccine passports have been marketed as a boon to public health, promising safety, privacy, and convenience for those who have been vaccinated against Covid-19, the pivotal role a shadowy military-intelligence organization is playing in the push to implement the system in digital form has …

_____ (2021-10-26). The US Will Break Any Laws To Protect The Elites: The Saab And Assange Cases. popularresistance.org The United States government demonstrates repeatedly that it will do whatever it takes to protect the economic and political interests of the elites, even if it means total disregard for human rights and international law. Two cases that highlight this are the recent kidnapping and prosecution of Venezuelan diplomat Alex Saab and the attempts to extradite the Australian Wikileaks publisher and journalist Julian Assange. Clearing the FOG speaks with Roger Harris of Task Force on the Americas who travelled to Cabo Verde where Saab was detained and tortured for over a year before his rendition to Miami and with Joe…

sputniknews (2021-10-26). Up to 300,000 Swedes Estimated to Have Lost Sense of Smell Due to COVID-19. sputniknews.com Between 50 and 70 percent of people diagnosed with COVID-19 experience an impaired sense of smell. While most regain their sense of smell after a few weeks, some get permanent aberrations that include a diminished or distorted sense of smell. In the most extreme cases, food smells "like a soup of cigarette butts and rotten meat".

Editor (2021-10-26). Systemic crisis further exposes inequalities: poor women's Global struggle against hunger and pandemic. mronline.org Without a doubt, the global pandemic of COVID-19 has had a devastating impact on the economy and, consequently, on the population.

Staff (2021-10-26). In-Person Classes and Youth Vaccination Successfully Begin in Venezuela (Video & Photos). orinocotribune.com As planned by Venezuelan authorities, this Monday, October 25, in-person classes and youth vaccination began for the 2021-2022 academic schedule at all academic levels. | The Executive Vice President of Venezuela, Delcy Rodríguez, and the Minister for Education, Yelitze Santaella, visited the Alberto Màºller Rojas educational institution in Caracas to monitor compliance by children and teachers with the COVID-19 health protocols on the first day of classes. | The resumption of face-to-face classes will be supervised with strict epidemiological monitoring in order to avoid contagion. The option of suspending…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-10-26). Tips to keep your kids safe this Halloween. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org After last year's halt on Halloween due to the COVID-19 pandemic, sweet relief is coming for those who celebrate the spookiest day of the year. "This year, we're looking toward a Halloween that hopefully brings back some of the activities that kids really enjoy this time of year," says Dr. Nipunie Rajapakse, a pediatric infectious diseases physician with Mayo Clinic Children's Center. "That includes some activities like trick-or-treating. I think one of the big things…

Daniel Espinosa Winder (2021-10-26). COVID-19: Se instala la distopía. globalizacion.ca Francia, Reino Unido, Estados Unidos, Italia y por lo menos una docena de países tradicionalmente democráticos están terminando de instalar un sistema de pasaportes sanitarios que, a todas luces, será incluso más distópico y autoritario que el sistema chino de…

Editor (2021-10-26). Women's work in the first civilisations. mronline.org The work performed by women, particularly work in the household and in the health sector, has received much attention in feminist and left-wing debate in recent years.

Isaac Nellist (2021-10-26). How to eradicate youth poverty. greenleft.org.au Youth poverty has worsened during the pandemic. Isaac Nellist and Zoe O'Dea assess how the sudden removal of the federal emergency disaster and welfare supplement payments will impact young people.

Isaac Nellist (2021-10-26). How to eradicate youth poverty? greenleft.org.au Youth poverty has worsened during the pandemic as unemployment rates have soared. Isaac Nellist and Zoe O'Dea assess how the sudden removal of the federal emergency payment and welfare which does not even meet poverty level payments will impact young people.

Editor2 (2021-10-25). The Belmarsh Tribunal — The War on Terror on Trial. orinocotribune.com Inspired by the Russell-Sartre Tribunal of 1966, the Belmarsh Tribunal is putting the U.S. in the dock for its War on Terror crimes. Watch the replay. | The Belmarsh Tribunal is trying the U.S. government for its crimes of the twenty-first century — from atrocities in Iraq to torture at Guantánamo Bay to a surveillance program. | Inspired by the Bertrand Russell and Jean Paul Sartre Tribunal of 1966, when representatives of 18 countries gathered to hold the U.S. accountable for its war crimes in Vietnam, the Belmarsh Tribunal will try the U.S. for its War on Terror crimes. | The Belmarsh Tribunal turns the…

Moderator (2021-10-25). Don't Believe the Corporate "Labor Shortage" Bullsh*t. scheerpost.com ( By Robert Reich / For the first time in years, American workers have enough bargaining leverage to demand better working conditions and higher wages—and are refusing to work until they get them. | Here's where that leverage comes from. After a year and a half of the pandemic, consumers have pent-up demand for all sorts of goods and services. But employers are finding it hard to fill pos…

Staff (2021-10-25). Rep. Ro Khanna Slams Conservative Democrats for Holding Back Build Back Better Plan. democracynow.org U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said over the weekend that Democrats are close to reaching a deal on a pair of major budget bills that form the backbone of President Biden's domestic agenda. Progressives in Congress have spent months defending provisions such as Medicare benefits, paid family leave and free community college, but conservative Democrats such as Senators Joe Manchin and Kyrsten Sinema have slashed them from the budget. Congressmember Ro Khanna draws a hard line on items such as climate provisions, as per President Joe Biden's wishes ahead of the United Nations Climate Change Conference "to show Ame…

Timothy Alexander Guzman (2021-10-25). Exposing the Covid Lie: The Day When Podcaster Joe Rogan Confronted CNN's Chief Medical Propagandist. globalresearch.ca

Richard Gale (2021-10-25). The COVID-19 Pandemic in a Time of Moral and Spiritual Blackout. globalresearch.ca

Kenya Catholic Doctors Association (2021-10-25). To Our Fellow Kenyans and People of Goodwill: Stopping the Ravages and Loss of Human Life from COVID-19. globalresearch.ca

_____ (2021-10-25). Striking Kellogg Workers Describe The Issues In Their Fight. popularresistance.org Now in their third week on strike, Kellogg workers at four facilities in the US are demanding wage increases that keep up with inflation, an end to brutal work schedules that keep them on the job for weeks at a time, and an end to the hated two-tier wage structure. | Striking workers at the Kellogg facilities in Battle Creek, Michigan spoke to the World Socialist Web Site describing the conditions they face. | A legacy worker spoke on the impact of the pandemic. "A quarter of the workers here had COVID. We got pieces of paper being told to carry it in case the police pull you over. It said, 'essential worker.' No…

Ethan Huff (2021-10-25). If You Take the COVID Vax, You Can Never Achieve Full Immunity Again — Government Stats Unveil the Horrifying Truth. globalresearch.ca

José Manuel Blanco Diaz (2021-10-25). Venezuela Reports 1,056 New COVID-19 Cases and 10 Deaths on Saturday — In Person Classes to Start on Monday. orinocotribune.com Saturday, October 23, was the 587th day of the pandemic in Venezuela, and 1,056 new COVID-19 infections were reported in the country in the last 24 hours; all were cases of community transmission. In addition, 10 deaths were reported. The Vice President of Venezuela, Delcy Rodríguez, informed this through Twitter. | With this update, Venezuela has a total of 399,667 reported infections and 4,800 deaths. Of this total, 14,146 are active cases with 9,230 being treated in hospitals: 4,363 in comprehensive diagnotic centers (CDIs) and 553 in private clinics. The number of people who have recovered is 380,721, which r…

Free West Media (2021-10-25). Germany Sees Rise in Excess Mortality in COVID-19 Vaccination Year. globalresearch.ca

Brian Shilhavy (2021-10-25). White House to "Quickly" Vaccinate 28 Million Children Age 5-11 as Deaths and Injuries Continue to Increase Among 12 to 19-Year-Olds Who Received a COVID-19 Shot. globalresearch.ca

Staff (2021-10-25). Florida Governor DeSantis to offer $5,000 hiring bonus for police who lose jobs due to vaccine mandates in other states. rt.com Republican-controlled states are increasingly trying to recruit law enforcement officers who lose their jobs because of Covid-19 jab mandates, and Florida may soon up the ante by offering displaced cops a $5,000 relocation bonus. | Florida Governor Ron DeSantis

Adam Trumper (2021-10-25). Prisoner rights activists take aim at government negligence. greenleft.org.au Family of prisoners and prison advocates want the NSW government's negligence in dealing with COVID-19 outbreaks in prisons to end. Adam Trumper reports.

Peoples Dispatch (2021-10-25). Campaigns demanding better access to NHS dentistry intensifies across England. peoplesdispatch.org The continuous under-funding of the National Health Service and COVID-19 pandemic has led to long wait lists. Health organizations have warned that children are struggling to access dental care and risk being left in pain…

teleSUR, yart, JL (2021-10-25). ONU reconoce avance de China para la erradicación de la pobreza. telesurtv.net El organismo multilateral ponderó la cooperación de China con los pueblos del mundo para el combate de la Covid-19.

Kit Knightly (2021-10-25). WHO (Accidentally) Confirms Covid Is No More Dangerous than Flu. globalresearch.ca First published by GR in October 2020 | One year later, it is worth recalling the WHO's historic statement, which was made one month prior to the launching of the Covid-19 vaccine on November 8, 2020. The World Health Organization …

Anonymous103 (2021-10-25). China Ramps Up Cooperation With Pacific Island Countries Despite AUKUS Pressure. southfront.org Illustrative ImageAustralia to police South Pacific against China with US oversight. | Written by Paul Antonopoulos, independent geopolitical analyst | The foreign ministers of China and the Pacific Island nations have set up a regular meeting mechanism to expand on new areas of cooperation, including in emergency responses, fighting poverty and climate change, and the economy. China signaled that it will increase political and economic influence in a region that the US, using Australia as its police dog, wants to dominate. | The foreign ministers meeting was held in a video conference and was attended by represe…

Sapan Maini-Thompson (2021-10-25). High Court: Differential standards on abortion time-limits do not breach the human rights of disabled persons. ukhumanrightsblog.com In Crowter & Ors, R (On the Application Of) v Secretary of State for Health And Social Care [2021] EWHC 2536 (Admin), the High Court considered the lawfulness of the provision in the Abortion Act 1967 which permits termination of a foetus after 24 weeks where there is a substantial risk that, if born, a …

Peoples Dispatch (2021-10-25). Indian activist Gautam Navlakha shifted to high-security barrack. peoplesdispatch.org The health of the 70-year-old activist has deteriorated following the move. Prison authorities are now denying the family and his lawyer phone calls with him on the pretext that inmates can now be met in jail physically…

Vijay Prashad (2021-10-25). If UN Charter Were put to a Vote Today, Would it Pass? orinocotribune.com By Vijay Prashad — Oct 22, 2021 | Countries outside of the Western alliance don't get to define what the "international community" thinks, writes Vijay Prashad. | Each year in September, like last month, the heads of governments come to the United Nations headquarters in New York City for a new session of the General Assembly. The surrounding area becomes colorful, with delegates from each of the 193 member states milling about the U.N. building and going out to lunch in the array of restaurants in its vicinity that scraped through the pandemic. | Depending on the conflicts that abound, certain speeches are…

WSWS (2021-10-25). German billionaires' wealth hits new heights in the pandemic. wsws.org The total wealth of the 100 richest Germans included in the latest rich list by Manager Magazin increased from 606 billion euros in 2020 to a projected 722 billion in 2021—a more than 19 percent rise.

WSWS (2021-10-25). Philadelphia transit workers vote to strike by the end of the month. wsws.org The vote of over 5,000 Philadelphia transit workers to strike comes amid a far broader strike wave among the international working class as the pandemic has laid bare the class fault lines that exist in capitalist society.

Global Research News (2021-10-25). Selected Articles: Unvaccinated Canadians Become Social Outcasts and the New Persecuted Minority. globalresearch.ca By Fr…

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2021-10-25: News Headlines

Editor2 (2021-10-25). The Belmarsh Tribunal — The War on Terror on Trial. orinocotribune.com Inspired by the Russell-Sartre Tribunal of 1966, the Belmarsh Tribunal is putting the U.S. in the dock for its War on Terror crimes. Watch the replay. | The Belmarsh Tribunal is trying the U.S. government for its crimes of the twenty-first century — from atrocities in Iraq to torture at Guantánamo Bay to a surveillance program. | Inspired by the Bertrand Russell and Jean Paul Sartre Tribunal of 1966, when representatives of 18 countries gathered to hold the U.S. accountable for its war crimes in Vietnam, the Belmarsh Tribunal will try the U.S. for its War on Terror crimes. | The Belmarsh Tribunal turns the…

Adam Trumper (2021-10-25). Prisoner rights activists take aim at government negligence. greenleft.org.au Family of prisoners and prison advocates want the NSW government's negligence in dealing with COVID-19 outbreaks in prisons to end. Adam Trumper reports.

Kit Knightly (2021-10-25). WHO (Accidentally) Confirms Covid Is No More Dangerous than Flu. globalresearch.ca First published by GR in October 2020 | One year later, it is worth recalling the WHO's historic statement, which was made one month prior to the launching of the Covid-19 vaccine on November 8, 2020. The World Health Organization …

Staff (2021-10-25). Florida Governor DeSantis to offer $5,000 hiring bonus for police who lose jobs due to vaccine mandates in other states. rt.com Republican-controlled states are increasingly trying to recruit law enforcement officers who lose their jobs because of Covid-19 jab mandates, and Florida may soon up the ante by offering displaced cops a $5,000 relocation bonus. | Florida Governor Ron DeSantis

teleSUR, yart, JL (2021-10-25). ONU reconoce avance de China para la erradicación de la pobreza. telesurtv.net El organismo multilateral ponderó la cooperación de China con los pueblos del mundo para el combate de la Covid-19.

WSWS (2021-10-25). Striking Kellogg workers describe the issues in their fight. wsws.org In the third week on strike, 1,400 Kellogg's cereal workers in the US are continuing their fight against the hated two-tier wage system and the inhuman 16-hour mandated work schedule. Kellogg workers have worked through the pandemic. Classified as 'essential workers,' they have risked their health for private profit.

Sapan Maini-Thompson (2021-10-25). High Court: Differential standards on abortion time-limits do not breach the human rights of disabled persons. ukhumanrightsblog.com In Crowter & Ors, R (On the Application Of) v Secretary of State for Health And Social Care [2021] EWHC 2536 (Admin), the High Court considered the lawfulness of the provision in the Abortion Act 1967 which permits termination of a foetus after 24 weeks where there is a substantial risk that, if born, a …

WSWS (2021-10-25). German billionaires' wealth hits new heights in the pandemic. wsws.org The total wealth of the 100 richest Germans included in the latest rich list by Manager Magazin increased from 606 billion euros in 2020 to a projected 722 billion in 2021—a more than 19 percent rise.

WSWS (2021-10-25). Philadelphia transit workers vote to strike by the end of the month. wsws.org The vote of over 5,000 Philadelphia transit workers to strike comes amid a far broader strike wave among the international working class as the pandemic has laid bare the class fault lines that exist in capitalist society.

Global Research News (2021-10-25). Selected Articles: Unvaccinated Canadians Become Social Outcasts and the New Persecuted Minority. globalresearch.ca By Fr…

Chloe DS (2021-10-24). As COVID-19 spreads, protesters ramp up calls for refugees to be released from hotel detention. greenleft.org.au Protesters gathered outside the Park Hotel in Carlton to demand that the refugees be immediately released. Chloe DS reports.

Lawrence Wittner (2021-10-24). Why Is U.S. Military Spending Increasing to New, Outlandish Levels? zcomm.org Although critics of the Biden administration's Build Back Better plan to increase funding for U.S. education, healthcare, and action against climate catastrophe say the United States can't afford it, there are no such qualms about ramping up funding for the U.S. military. This May, the Pentagon asked Congress to fund a $715 billion budget for

Michael J. Talmo (2021-10-24). COVID-19: Pandemic? Or Cult? globalresearch.ca For the overwhelming majority of people, COVID-19 is a religion. …

Prof Michel Chossudovsky (2021-10-24). Bastille 2.0: "Real Regime Change": Building Protest and Resistance Against the COVID-19 Agenda. globalresearch.ca

Extinction Rebellion, Youth v Apocolypse more (2021-10-24). Friday 10/29: SF March & Street Mural: Defund Climate Chaos & Fossil Fuels Global Day of Action. indybay.org Outside of BlackRock HQ, 400 Howard St., San Francisco, CA | Wear a Mask. Please follow current COVID guidelines: covid19.ca.gov/safely-reopening/

David Skripac (2021-10-24). What Are the Truly Verifiable Facts Surrounding COVID-19? globalresearch.ca Incisive and carefully researched article by David Skripac, first published on Global Research on August 14, 2020 "Nothing in life is to be feared, it is only to be understood. Now is the time to understand more, so that …

Peter Koenig (2021-10-24). COVID and Zero Tolerance for the Unvaccinated. globalresearch.ca

Extinction Rebellion, 350.org, more grps (2021-10-24). Thursday 11/11: Bay Area COP26 Rebellion: March & Rally to Demand Climate Emergency Action Now! indybay.org San Francisco Ferry Building, 1 Ferry Building, San Francisco, CA 94111; Peaceful protest | Wear a Mask. Please follow current COVID guidelines: covid19.ca.gov/safely-reopening/

The Daily Expose (2021-10-24). Child Deaths Are 52% Higher than the 5-year-average Since They Were Offered the COVID-19 Vaccine, after Previously Being 14% Down According to ONS Data. globalresearch.ca

WSWS (2021-10-24). Remembering singer-songwriter Gene Clark, co-founder of the Byrds: 30 years later. wsws.org Clark was a key figure in the brief, but influential early period of the Byrds, who played a significant role in the expansive and electrified "pop" turn of folk music in the mid-1960s.

Mike Pappas (2021-10-24). Buffalo Health Care Workers Are on Strike for Better Wages and Patient Safety. truthout.org More than 2,000 health care workers — including nurses, technicians, clerical workers, and custodians — at Mercy Hospital in Buffalo, New York have been on strike since October 1. Similar to other

Rick Rozoff (2021-10-24). NATO involved in training Georgian military for "medical care during brigade combat operations" antibellum679354512.wordpress.com Training for military personnel of the Defense Forces is underway within the SNGP Within the framework of the updated NATO-Georgia Essential Package (Refreshed SNGP), the initiative to develop military medical capabilities in the Georgian Defense Forces is being actively implemented. *** Trainees will receive important information about the planning and implementation of medical care during …

Jeremy Loffredo (2021-10-24). Fauci Earns More Than Any Other Federal Employee. His Job? 'Prevent Pandemics'. globalresearch.ca

Steve Early (2021-10-24). New Deal Recycling: Can a Federal Writers Project Rise Again? zcomm.org U.S. Rep. Ted Lieu's proposed $60 million federal investment in "cultural infrastructure" would lead to the re-hiring of writers, editors, fact-checkers, publishing assistants, librarians, and historians who lost work and income due to the pandemic…

WSWS (2021-10-24). Germany: Dismissed airport worker reports on his lawsuit against WISAG. wsws.org Cemaleddin Benli is one of 232 Frankfurt Airport workers who were terminated by ground services company WISAG ten months ago, allegedly "due to the pandemic."

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2021-10-24: News Headlines

Fight Back (2021-10-24). Blood money off the backs of Black and brown people just keeps rolling into FSU. fightbacknews.org Tallahassee, FL – First there was the $20 million regressive Blueprint sales tax money stolen from Black, brown, and poor people for tax exempt skyboxes sold to rich white people to enhance their "football experience." | All this while the games are played in the shadow of Doak Campbell, a stadium named after a white man who despised Black people and thought they had no place at FSU. FSU refused to change the name. | White "Indians" doing the tomahawk chop are getting old. | Now we have Dr. Sylvie Naar, the recipient of a $6.5 million National Institutes of Health grant to study HIV among the largely Black people…

Prof Michel Chossudovsky (2021-10-24). Bastille 2.0: "Real Regime Change": Building Protest and Resistance Against the COVID-19 Agenda. globalresearch.ca

Michael J. Talmo (2021-10-24). COVID-19: Pandemic? Or Cult? globalresearch.ca For the overwhelming majority of people, COVID-19 is a religion. …

David Skripac (2021-10-24). What Are the Truly Verifiable Facts Surrounding COVID-19? globalresearch.ca Incisive and carefully researched article by David Skripac, first published on Global Research on August 14, 2020 "Nothing in life is to be feared, it is only to be understood. Now is the time to understand more, so that …

Chloe DS (2021-10-24). As COVID-19 spreads, protesters ramp up calls for refugees to be released from hotel detention. greenleft.org.au Protesters gathered outside the Park Hotel in Carlton to demand that the refugees be immediately released. Chloe DS reports.

The Daily Expose (2021-10-24). Child Deaths Are 52% Higher than the 5-year-average Since They Were Offered the COVID-19 Vaccine, after Previously Being 14% Down According to ONS Data. globalresearch.ca

Extinction Rebellion, 350.org, more grps (2021-10-24). Thursday 11/11: Bay Area COP26 Rebellion: March & Rally to Demand Climate Emergency Action Now! indybay.org San Francisco Ferry Building, 1 Ferry Building, San Francisco, CA 94111; Peaceful protest | Wear a Mask. Please follow current COVID guidelines: covid19.ca.gov/safely-reopening/

Extinction Rebellion, Youth v Apocolypse more (2021-10-24). Friday 10/29: SF March & Street Mural: Defund Climate Chaos & Fossil Fuels Global Day of Action. indybay.org Outside of BlackRock HQ, 400 Howard St., San Francisco, CA | Wear a Mask. Please follow current COVID guidelines: covid19.ca.gov/safely-reopening/

Peter Koenig (2021-10-24). COVID and Zero Tolerance for the Unvaccinated. globalresearch.ca

Rick Rozoff (2021-10-24). NATO involved in training Georgian military for "medical care during brigade combat operations" antibellum679354512.wordpress.com Training for military personnel of the Defense Forces is underway within the SNGP Within the framework of the updated NATO-Georgia Essential Package (Refreshed SNGP), the initiative to develop military medical capabilities in the Georgian Defense Forces is being actively implemented. *** Trainees will receive important information about the planning and implementation of medical care during …

Jeremy Loffredo (2021-10-24). Fauci Earns More Than Any Other Federal Employee. His Job? 'Prevent Pandemics'. globalresearch.ca

Steve Early (2021-10-24). New Deal Recycling: Can a Federal Writers Project Rise Again? zcomm.org U.S. Rep. Ted Lieu's proposed $60 million federal investment in "cultural infrastructure" would lead to the re-hiring of writers, editors, fact-checkers, publishing assistants, librarians, and historians who lost work and income due to the pandemic…

Staff (2021-10-23). National School Board Association backtracks after asking White House to label dissident parents 'domestic terrorists'. rt.com A national federation of school boards has issued a mea culpa after it was revealed the org had pressed the White House to label parents who oppose Covid restrictions as "domestic terrorists," apologizing after a wave of backlash. | The US National School Board Association (NSBA) issued a lengthy apology on Friday, acknowledging to members that a controversial letter to President Joe Biden "regarding threats and acts of violence against school board members" included inflammatory language while apologizing for the poorly worded missive. | "On behalf of the NSBA, we regret and apologize for the letter. To be cl…

WSWS (2021-10-23). A global tragedy: Up to 180,000 health care workers have died from COVID-19. wsws.org The tens of thousands of health care workers who gave their lives to save others are among the approximately 15 million people worldwide who have died from COVID-19.

Wingel Xue, Alexandre White (2021-10-23). [Perspectives] COVID-19 and the rebiologisation of racial difference. thelancet.com In the first months of the COVID-19 pandemic, early dashboards set up by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Johns Hopkins University Center for Systems Science and Engineering tracked overall numbers of cases and deaths but provided no demographic breakdown of these statistics. Current data show wide racial disparities in the burden of COVID-19 in the USA, with Latino, Indigenous, and Black people disproportionately affected. Similar disparities are also evident in other nations with histories of structural racism.

WSWS (2021-10-23). Police across US refuse COVID-19 vaccines. wsws.org Police departments have faced resistance in their efforts to get officers to comply with vaccine mandates, despite reports indicating that COVID-19 is now the leading cause of death for US police.

WSWS (2021-10-23). Educators across the US South call for a mass working-class movement to end the pandemic. wsws.org Our committees, comprised of educators in Alabama, Tennessee and Texas, call for a mass movement of the working class to fight for the global elimination of COVID-19.

Anonymous103 (2021-10-23). As America's Supply Chain Breaks Down, Biden falls in the polls. southfront.org Illustrative Image | Written by William Stroock, observer, author of military fiction | Right now America is in the midst of a durable goods shortage and the term 'supply chain crisis' saturates the news. After a long lag due to the Wuhan Virus, demand is up once more. But America lacks the dock facilities to unload and store imports. As a result, more than a hundred merchant container ships lay at anchor awaiting their turn to offload their cargos at Los Angeles and Long Beach, the largest ports on the West Coast. | Compounding the crisis is a nationwide shortage of truckers brought about by onerous Covid regula…

Ella Fassler (2021-10-23). When Prison Guards Refuse Vaccines, Incarcerated People Pay the Price. truthout.org Tensions are reaching a boiling point as large swaths of prison guards continue to refuse COVID-19 vaccines despite mandates in some states for public sector employees. Vaccination rates for prison staff members The disputes are coming to a head during a raging pandemic where,…

Editor2 (2021-10-23). Systemic Crisis Further Exposes Inequalities: Poor Women's Global Struggle Against Hunger and Pandemic. orinocotribune.com By Misión Verdad — Oct 22, 2021 | Without a doubt, the global pandemic of covid-19 has had a devastating impact on the economy and, consequently, on the population. Its appearance has accelerated a systemic crisis that was already underway, and has brought to light the need for an urgent change in the dynamics of relations imposed by the capitalist system. | Although at the beginning of the pandemic many hopeful people believed that it would be an opportunity for a paradigm shift to occur, what we have seen until then has been a deepening of barbarism in which the common denominator has been the domination o…

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2021-10-23). Towards Technofascism: Vaccine Passports and the Inequality Virus in the Debate. libya360.wordpress.com Eder Peña As part of the normality that, like a promised land, they have repeatedly offered during the pandemic, some governments of the Global North have created mechanisms to control mobility based on the inoculation of vaccines against covid-19. The so-called vaccine passport has raised a debate that goes beyond vaccines and calls into question…

WSWS (2021-10-23). Educators across the US West Coast support October 24 webinar: "How to End the Pandemic" wsws.org Our committees fully support the fight for the global elimination of COVID-19 in order to save millions of lives worldwide.

Oakland Privacy (2021-10-23). Wednesday 11/17: Oakland Privacy: Fighting Against the Surveillance State. indybay.org We will probably meet online in October and November due to Covid, as we did in September and August, although it is possible we will meet in-person at the OMNI Commons, as we have in the past before the pandemic, and did in July, assuming it is open and available. Please email contact@oaklandprivacy.org a few days before the meeting to get up-to-date location information or obtain Zoom meeting access info.

WSWS (2021-10-23). Tennessee mother dies of COVID-19 one month after childbirth. wsws.org Amanda Perry waited to be vaccinated after the birth of her child, a child she never saw or held.

WSWS (2021-10-23). Indian and Sri Lankan workers and students support WSWS webinar on COVID-19 pandemic. wsws.org "These meetings have given me hope for the future of the entire human race so I'll being attending the next meeting with the same enthusiasm."

WSWS (2021-10-23). SEP electoral members in Australia denounce premature ending of COVID-19 lockdowns. wsws.org "The reason they're telling us to live with the virus is because the economy is going downhill, and capitalism has to continue generating profits for companies and businesses. But the consequence is more infections, illness and deaths."

WSWS (2021-10-23). Long COVID survivor urges people to attend October 24 webinar. wsws.org Katie said Long COVID survivors have been "forgotten and let down by the government and the medical establishment. I no longer feel like I am a part of society, I'm just coping with my symptoms every day."

WSWS (2021-10-23). Canadian educators and workers explain why they are attending the October 24 webinar on eliminating COVID-19. wsws.org A school caretaker wrote, "With this knowledge we can mobilize all education workers to immediately close schools until there are zero reported COVID cases."

WSWS (2021-10-23). COVID-19 surge spreads across Europe. wsws.org While Britain and Eastern Europe are particularly hard hit, with hundreds of deaths every day, the number of cases is again growing across the entire continent.

Dr. Nicole Delépine (2021-10-23). The Incidence of Cancer, Triggered by the Covid 19 "Vaccine" globalresearch.ca Vaccinating cancer patients or former cancer patients may affect the mechanism of the gene injection on immunity. Several geneticists had expressed concerns about the possible interference between active or dormant cancer cells and the activity of gene therapy on lymphocytes in particular.

WSWS (2021-10-23). Five things every autoworker needs to know about the fight against COVID-19. wsws.org COVID-19 is still raging, and auto plants are a major source of spread. Here's what autoworkers need to know to protect themselves and bring the pandemic to an end.

Julia Conley (2021-10-23). Rich Nations Have Delivered Just 14% of Vaccine Doses Promised to Poor Nations. zcomm.org "It is painfully clear that the developing world cannot rely on the largesse and charity of rich nations and pharmaceutical companies, and hundreds of thousands of people are dying from Covid-19 as a result."

José Manuel Blanco Diaz (2021-10-23). Confirmed: Venezuela to Start COVID-19 Vaccination for Children Next Week (Cooperation with Cuba). orinocotribune.com In Venezuela, children aged 12 years and older will start receiving COVID-19 vaccines from Monday, October 25. This was confirmed on Thursday, October 21, by President Nicolás Maduro. | At the end of a meeting with Deputy Prime Minister of Cuba, Ricardo Cabrisas, President Maduro highlighted the benefits of a comprehensive cooperation program between the two countries that has been in effect since 2000. This agreement was originally an initiative of Hugo Chávez and Fidel Castro. | "Face-to-face classes will begin on Monday," informed President Maduro, "and we will simultaneously start vaccination of teenagers. We…

_____ (2021-10-23). Public Health or Private Wealth? How Digital Vaccine Passports Pave Way for Unprecedented Surveillance Capitalism. strategic-culture.org Public health or private wealth? How digital vaccine passports pave way for unprecedented surveillance capitalism | By Jeremy LOFFREDO, Max BLUMENTHAL | The titans of global capitalism are exploiting the Covid-19 crisis to institute social credit-style digital ID systems across the West. | The death by starvation of Etwariya Devi, a 67-year-old widow from the rural Indian state of Jharkhand, might have passed without notice had it not been part of a more widespread trend. | Like 1.3 billion of her fellow Indians, Devi had been pushed to enroll in a biometric digital ID system called Aadhaar in order to access pub…

Ann Danaiya Usher (2021-10-23). [World Report] Vaccine shortages prompt changes to COVAX strategy. thelancet.com COVAX, the global COVID-19 vaccine procurement hub, has changed how it allocates vaccines. Ann Danaiya Usher reports.

WSWS (2021-10-23). Third global school strike against dangerous reopenings draws support from thousands worldwide. wsws.org The third global school strike to fight against the deadly reopening of schools as the COVID-19 pandemic rages was held on Friday, drawing support from thousands of parents and workers worldwide.

_____ (2021-10-23). As Harvard Study Reveals Limits of Mandatory Vaccine Regime, Joe Biden Should Let Americans Decide Their Own Fate. strategic-culture.org It would be wise to heed the words from the Harvard team at a time when society is being increasingly divided between two warring camps. | As millions of U.S. workers are about to be made redundant in the wake of the Biden administration's harsh vaccine mandate, a recent study by Harvard University, which appears to show no discernable link between people fully vaccinated and new COVID-19 cases, deserves a second look. | By all indications, there is a Cateogy-5 socio-economic hurricane barreling down on the United States, yet few people — least of all in the legacy media — are willing to talk about. Pos…

WSWS (2021-10-23). Parent denounces full reopening of schools across Brazil. wsws.org "Brazil is a leader in deaths of young people from the coronavirus. How can I not defend my child from this?"

Bryant Diaz (2021-10-23). La Cumbiamba NY Workshop and Performance. peoplesforum.org Join us this Saturday in-person for a free workshop and performance, celebrating the 20 year anniversary of La Cumbiamba NY. With traditional instruments such as the indigenous Gaita flutes and the Afro-Colombian drums, the group, led by multi-instrumentalist, composer and educator Martin Vejarano, has established itself as one of the finest Cumbia ensembles in the US.

Talha Burki (2021-10-23). [World Report] Health at COP26. thelancet.com World leaders will soon gather in Glasgow for the much hyped climate change conference. Talha Burki looks at the health agenda.

The Lancet (2021-10-23). [Editorial] Abortion bans in the USA harm health equity. thelancet.com On Sept 1, the state of Texas enacted Senate Bill 8S (SB8S), banning all abortions once a fetal heartbeat is detected—at as early as 6 weeks of gestation and before most women know they are pregnant—effectively making abortion illegal in the state. In response, the US Justice Department filed a brief with the US Supreme Court against SB8S, stating that the ban unconstitutionally violates citizens' rights and wrongly deputises citizens across the USA to notify authorities of anyone aiding or abetting such abortions, thereby rewarding vigilantism (and providing a US$10‚Äà000 cash award…

Sharon Kelly (2021-10-23). Fossil fuel plant run by William Koch at heart of EPA investigation into racism in Texas's environmental oversight. nationofchange.org "My hope is that they will thoroughly investigate their emissions and their impact on the community and draw what we believe to be an inescapable conclusion that Oxbow is an eminent danger to the life and health of people in Port Arthur and southeast Texas."

Aletha Maybank (2021-10-23). [Perspectives] Making visible medicine's roots in colonialism. thelancet.com Inflammation is a way that the body responds to damage or a threat. It involves various systems working through complex signalling and feedback mechanisms. The inflammatory response can take many forms—acute or chronic, localised or systemic—but its underlying purpose is to repair damage and recover the body's usual state. Yet this system of healing comes with the potential for injury. As physician Rupa Marya and author, film-maker, and academic Raj Patel observe in Inflamed: Deep Medicine and the Anatomy of Injustice, "When the damage keeps coming, the repair cannot fully happen, leaving the inflamma…

Munyaradzi Makoni (2021-10-23). [World Report] African Medicines Agency to be established. thelancet.com Experts are hopeful that a new continent-wide agency will strengthen regulation, improve access to medicines, and boost manufacturing. Munyaradzi Makoni reports.

Richard Horton (2021-10-23). [Comment] Offline: Lessons from the heart of the storm. thelancet.com "I recall that someone even advanced the hypothesis that the twenty-first century might be 'our last century'." That someone, cited by the Italian historian Aldo Schiavone in his new book What is Progress, was Martin Rees, a former President of the UK's Royal Society. Schiavone doesn't anticipate apocalypse, but he does foresee dangers, even disasters, ahead. He argues that the course of human history is shaped entirely by scientific and technological progress. The outcomes—discontinuous, contingent, and often fractured—depend on a balance between the power of those scientific and technological forces…

March for Medicare for All (2021-10-23). Saturday 10/30: Day of the Dead Vigil and Rally for Medicare for All in San Francisco. indybay.org We will gather at Alta Plaza Park (Jackson St. & Steiner St.) in the Presidio neighborhood of San Francisco at 12 noon and proceed to Speaker Nancy Pelosi's residence in the style of a funeral procession.

_____ (2021-10-23). International Tribunal Seeks To Charge US Government With Crimes Against Humanity. popularresistance.org In this era of police violence, pandemic worries, and economic crisis, it is no surprise that U.S. (and local) government agencies have a poor track record of sharing information honestly and directly—especially information about their own complicity in actions and policies that are undemocratic, militaristic, racist, sexist or otherwise oppressive. | Basic truths about the society we live in are actively suppressed and denied—including truths about the imprisonment of those whose political views and actions challenge the powers that be. | Though the growth of the prison industry has been well documen…

Staff (2021-10-23). Snowden tells The Belmarsh Tribunal: If you love truth, you're as much of a criminal as Assange and risk sharing his fate. rt.com WikiLeaks publisher Julian Assange is a political prisoner and the process against him is a crime against journalism, said a group of academics, politicians, journalists and advocates convened ahead of his extradition hearing. | "What we're witnessing is a murder," NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden told the 'Belmarsh Tribunal' in London on Friday, appearing via video link. | "Everywhere we look, from Afghanistan to economics, from pandemic to pervasive surveillance, the obvious has been made unspeakable," he added, because speaking up would put one in the same category as Assange, a "political criminal" charged…

Chuck Collins (2021-10-23). US billionaires are now $2.1 trillion richer than before the pandemic. nationofchange.org Not only did the wealth of U.S. billionaires grow, but so did their numbers: in March of last year, there were 614 Americans with 10-figure bank accounts. Today there are 745.

WSWS repost (2021-10-23). AFSCME report indicts museums, claims unions offer "protection" indybay.org Museums and other institutions in the US have taken millions in federal money during the pandemic and, despite their ability in many cases to withstand the crisis, have proceeded to destroy tens of thousands of jobs.

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WSWS (2021-10-23). A global tragedy: Up to 180,000 health care workers have died from COVID-19. wsws.org The tens of thousands of health care workers who gave their lives to save others are among the approximately 15 million people worldwide who have died from COVID-19.

Staff (2021-10-23). Snowden tells The Belmarsh Tribunal: If you love truth, you're as much of a criminal as Assange and risk sharing his fate. rt.com WikiLeaks publisher Julian Assange is a political prisoner and the process against him is a crime against journalism, said a group of academics, politicians, journalists and advocates convened ahead of his extradition hearing. | "What we're witnessing is a murder," NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden told the 'Belmarsh Tribunal' in London on Friday, appearing via video link. | "Everywhere we look, from Afghanistan to economics, from pandemic to pervasive surveillance, the obvious has been made unspeakable," he added, because speaking up would put one in the same category as Assange, a "political criminal" charged…

WSWS (2021-10-23). Long COVID survivor urges people to attend October 24 webinar. wsws.org Katie said Long COVID survivors have been "forgotten and let down by the government and the medical establishment. I no longer feel like I am a part of society, I'm just coping with my symptoms every day."

WSWS (2021-10-23). Tennessee mother dies of COVID-19 one month after childbirth. wsws.org Amanda Perry waited to be vaccinated after the birth of her child, a child she never saw or held.

WSWS (2021-10-23). Five things every autoworker needs to know about the fight against COVID-19. wsws.org COVID-19 is still raging, and auto plants are a major source of spread. Here's what autoworkers need to know to protect themselves and bring the pandemic to an end.

WSWS (2021-10-23). Educators across the US West Coast support October 24 webinar: "How to End the Pandemic" wsws.org Our committees fully support the fight for the global elimination of COVID-19 in order to save millions of lives worldwide.

WSWS (2021-10-23). Third global school strike against dangerous reopenings draws support from thousands worldwide. wsws.org The third global school strike to fight against the deadly reopening of schools as the COVID-19 pandemic rages was held on Friday, drawing support from thousands of parents and workers worldwide.

WSWS (2021-10-23). COVID-19 surge spreads across Europe. wsws.org While Britain and Eastern Europe are particularly hard hit, with hundreds of deaths every day, the number of cases is again growing across the entire continent.

WSWS (2021-10-23). Canadian educators and workers explain why they are attending the October 24 webinar on eliminating COVID-19. wsws.org A school caretaker wrote, "With this knowledge we can mobilize all education workers to immediately close schools until there are zero reported COVID cases."

WSWS (2021-10-23). SEP electoral members in Australia denounce premature ending of COVID-19 lockdowns. wsws.org "The reason they're telling us to live with the virus is because the economy is going downhill, and capitalism has to continue generating profits for companies and businesses. But the consequence is more infections, illness and deaths."

WSWS (2021-10-23). Educators across the US South call for a mass working-class movement to end the pandemic. wsws.org Our committees, comprised of educators in Alabama, Tennessee and Texas, call for a mass movement of the working class to fight for the global elimination of COVID-19.

Staff (2021-10-23). National School Board Association backtracks after asking White House to label dissident parents 'domestic terrorists'. rt.com A national federation of school boards has issued a mea culpa after it was revealed the org had pressed the White House to label parents who oppose Covid restrictions as "domestic terrorists," apologizing after a wave of backlash. | The US National School Board Association (NSBA) issued a lengthy apology on Friday, acknowledging to members that a controversial letter to President Joe Biden "regarding threats and acts of violence against school board members" included inflammatory language while apologizing for the poorly worded missive. | "On behalf of the NSBA, we regret and apologize for the letter. To be cl…

WSWS (2021-10-23). Indian and Sri Lankan workers and students support WSWS webinar on COVID-19 pandemic. wsws.org "These meetings have given me hope for the future of the entire human race so I'll being attending the next meeting with the same enthusiasm."

Julia Conley (2021-10-23). Rich Nations Have Delivered Just 14% of Vaccine Doses Promised to Poor Nations. zcomm.org "It is painfully clear that the developing world cannot rely on the largesse and charity of rich nations and pharmaceutical companies, and hundreds of thousands of people are dying from Covid-19 as a result."

Oakland Privacy (2021-10-23). Wednesday 11/17: Oakland Privacy: Fighting Against the Surveillance State. indybay.org We will probably meet online in October and November due to Covid, as we did in September and August, although it is possible we will meet in-person at the OMNI Commons, as we have in the past before the pandemic, and did in July, assuming it is open and available. Please email contact@oaklandprivacy.org a few days before the meeting to get up-to-date location information or obtain Zoom meeting access info.

Ann Danaiya Usher (2021-10-23). [World Report] Vaccine shortages prompt changes to COVAX strategy. thelancet.com COVAX, the global COVID-19 vaccine procurement hub, has changed how it allocates vaccines. Ann Danaiya Usher reports.

Extinction Rebellion, Youth v Apocolypse more (2021-10-23). Friday 10/29: SF March & Street Mural: Defund Climate Chaos & Fossil Fuels Global Day of Action. indybay.org Outside of BlackRock HQ, 400 Howard St., San Francisco, CA | Wear a Mask. Please follow current COVID guidelines: covid19.ca.gov/safely-reopening/

Anonymous103 (2021-10-23). As America's Supply Chain Breaks Down, Biden falls in the polls. southfront.org Illustrative Image | Written by William Stroock, observer, author of military fiction | Right now America is in the midst of a durable goods shortage and the term 'supply chain crisis' saturates the news. After a long lag due to the Wuhan Virus, demand is up once more. But America lacks the dock facilities to unload and store imports. As a result, more than a hundred merchant container ships lay at anchor awaiting their turn to offload their cargos at Los Angeles and Long Beach, the largest ports on the West Coast. | Compounding the crisis is a nationwide shortage of truckers brought about by onerous Covid regula…

Extinction Rebellion, 350.org, more grps (2021-10-23). Thursday 11/11: Bay Area COP26 Rebellion: March & Rally to Demand Climate Emergency Action Now! indybay.org San Francisco Ferry Building, 1 Ferry Building, San Francisco, CA 94111; Peaceful protest | Wear a Mask. Please follow current COVID guidelines: covid19.ca.gov/safely-reopening/

Anonymous103 (2021-10-23). Bastille 2.0: "Real Regime Change": Building Protest and Resistance Against the COVID-19 Agenda. southfront.org Illustrative Image | Written by Prof Michel Chossudovsky. Originally published on Introduction: | The COVID crisis engineered by the financial establishment is part of a hegemonic project, pertaining to control over strategic sectors of the global economy. | The unspoken truth is that the novel coronavirus provides a pretext and a justification to powe…

WSWS (2021-10-23). Police across US refuse COVID-19 vaccines. wsws.org Police departments have faced resistance in their efforts to get officers to comply with vaccine mandates, despite reports indicating that COVID-19 is now the leading cause of death for US police.

Wingel Xue, Alexandre White (2021-10-23). [Perspectives] COVID-19 and the rebiologisation of racial difference. thelancet.com In the first months of the COVID-19 pandemic, early dashboards set up by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Johns Hopkins University Center for Systems Science and Engineering tracked overall numbers of cases and deaths but provided no demographic breakdown of these statistics. Current data show wide racial disparities in the burden of COVID-19 in the USA, with Latino, Indigenous, and Black people disproportionately affected. Similar disparities are also evident in other nations with histories of structural racism.

WSWS (2021-10-23). Parent denounces full reopening of schools across Brazil. wsws.org "Brazil is a leader in deaths of young people from the coronavirus. How can I not defend my child from this?"

Bryant Diaz (2021-10-23). La Cumbiamba NY Workshop and Performance. peoplesforum.org Join us this Saturday in-person for a free workshop and performance, celebrating the 20 year anniversary of La Cumbiamba NY. With traditional instruments such as the indigenous Gaita flutes and the Afro-Colombian drums, the group, led by multi-instrumentalist, composer and educator Martin Vejarano, has established itself as one of the finest Cumbia ensembles in the US.

Talha Burki (2021-10-23). [World Report] Health at COP26. thelancet.com World leaders will soon gather in Glasgow for the much hyped climate change conference. Talha Burki looks at the health agenda.

The Lancet (2021-10-23). [Editorial] Abortion bans in the USA harm health equity. thelancet.com On Sept 1, the state of Texas enacted Senate Bill 8S (SB8S), banning all abortions once a fetal heartbeat is detected—at as early as 6 weeks of gestation and before most women know they are pregnant—effectively making abortion illegal in the state. In response, the US Justice Department filed a brief with the US Supreme Court against SB8S, stating that the ban unconstitutionally violates citizens' rights and wrongly deputises citizens across the USA to notify authorities of anyone aiding or abetting such abortions, thereby rewarding vigilantism (and providing a US$10‚Äà000 cash award…

Aletha Maybank (2021-10-23). [Perspectives] Making visible medicine's roots in colonialism. thelancet.com Inflammation is a way that the body responds to damage or a threat. It involves various systems working through complex signalling and feedback mechanisms. The inflammatory response can take many forms—acute or chronic, localised or systemic—but its underlying purpose is to repair damage and recover the body's usual state. Yet this system of healing comes with the potential for injury. As physician Rupa Marya and author, film-maker, and academic Raj Patel observe in Inflamed: Deep Medicine and the Anatomy of Injustice, "When the damage keeps coming, the repair cannot fully happen, leaving the inflamma…

Munyaradzi Makoni (2021-10-23). [World Report] African Medicines Agency to be established. thelancet.com Experts are hopeful that a new continent-wide agency will strengthen regulation, improve access to medicines, and boost manufacturing. Munyaradzi Makoni reports.

Richard Horton (2021-10-23). [Comment] Offline: Lessons from the heart of the storm. thelancet.com "I recall that someone even advanced the hypothesis that the twenty-first century might be 'our last century'." That someone, cited by the Italian historian Aldo Schiavone in his new book What is Progress, was Martin Rees, a former President of the UK's Royal Society. Schiavone doesn't anticipate apocalypse, but he does foresee dangers, even disasters, ahead. He argues that the course of human history is shaped entirely by scientific and technological progress. The outcomes—discontinuous, contingent, and often fractured—depend on a balance between the power of those scientific and technological forces…

March for Medicare for All (2021-10-23). Saturday 10/30: Day of the Dead Vigil and Rally for Medicare for All in San Francisco. indybay.org We will gather at Alta Plaza Park (Jackson St. & Steiner St.) in the Presidio neighborhood of San Francisco at 12 noon and proceed to Speaker Nancy Pelosi's residence in the style of a funeral procession.

WSWS repost (2021-10-23). AFSCME report indicts museums, claims unions offer "protection" indybay.org Museums and other institutions in the US have taken millions in federal money during the pandemic and, despite their ability in many cases to withstand the crisis, have proceeded to destroy tens of thousands of jobs.

imperial.ac.uk (2021-10-22). Imperial celebrates Nigerian ties as VP Yemi Osinbajo visits. imperial.ac.uk Imperial College London celebrated its longstanding links and collaborations with Nigeria during a visit from Professor Oluyemi Osinbajo.

Editor2 (2021-10-22). Biden kidnaps Venezuelan Diplomat: #FreeAlexSaab now! orinocotribune.com By Greg Butterfield — Oct 19, 2021 | The Biden administration on Oct. 16 kidnapped Venezuelan diplomat Alex Saab from the West African country of Cape Verde, in blatant violation of international law. Under U.S. pressure, Saab had already been imprisoned and tortured in Cape Verde for 16 months. | "On a flight chartered by the [U.S.] Department of Justice, in which the Cape Verdean authorities had no control that could guarantee the safety of the Venezuelan diplomat, because they do not have a bilateral extradition treaty with the North American nation, Alex Saab arrived Saturday night and was transferred to…

_____ (2021-10-22). Howard University Sit-in: A Struggle For Democracy At An HBCU. popularresistance.org On late Tuesday, Oct. 12, Howard University students began staging a sit-in demonstration at the Blackburn building in front of the historic Yard. Students brought sleeping bags and food and began demonstrating and making demands that the university protect their health on campus. | In the past month, as students returned to the school after more than a year under COVID conditions, a Twitter video went viral showing a puddle of water filling the floor of a kitchen in a dorm room. Later reports confirmed pooling water in students' closets and bedrooms as well. | The university responded to the apparent lack of mai…

Adan Salazar (2021-10-22). Harvard Study Finds COVID-19 Surged Most Among Vaxxed Communities. globalresearch.ca

Marina Bulatoviƒá (2021-10-22). The Noose is Tightening, the Clock is Ticking: Justin Trudeau's "Covid Mandate" against Canadians, Both "Unvaccinated" and "Vaccinated" globalresearch.ca ***…

Brittani Banks (2021-10-22). Why America's Health Care Workers Are Escalating Their Fight for Fair Treatment and Patient Safety. independentmediainstitute.org So many people with COVID-19 sought treatment at Providence St. Mary Medical Center in recent months that the hospital triaged patients in a tent outside the facility and set up a makeshift ward in the main lobby. Many workers put in 14- and 16-hour shifts to keep the Southern California facility operating during the crisis, …

Isheka N. Harrison (2021-10-22). CDC: Risk Of Dying From Covid Is 11 Times Higher For Unvaccinated Adults. moguldom.com Unvaccinated adults are 11 times more likely to die from covid-19 than those who are fully vaccinated, according to newly released data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Data from August also showed that unvaccinated adults were six times as likely to test positive for covid-19, and 19 times more likely to be …

Elizabeth Woodworth (2021-10-22). COVID-19 and the Shadowy "Trusted News Initiative" globalresearch.ca Exposing this uncanny censorship of eminent voices is especially vital to the fate of children and youth, who are being aggressively targeted for low-benefit, sometimes lethal, inoculations.

teleSUR (2021-10-22). Cuba To End Pandemic-Related Transport Restrictions. telesurenglish.net Since over 60,5 percent of the Cuban population has already been immunized against the coronavirus, the National Temporary Working Group to Fight COVID-19 approved the gradual restoration of all public transportation services from Nov. 1. | RELATED: | "Our office will remove all restrictions on car and bus traveling schedules and eliminate checkpoints at each province's entrances," the Transport Ministry's Passen…

Ana Dagorret (2021-10-22). Bolsonaro Indicted (Again) for Crimes Against Humanity. counterpunch.org The parliamentary commission of enquiry concluded in its final report that the Brazilian president and 67 others committed crimes against public health during the covid19 pandemic. This past Wednesday the parliamentary commission that investigated the actions and omissions of the Brazilian government during the covid19 pandemic presented its final report. In more than a thousand

Brian Shilhavy (2021-10-22). CDC: 16,310 Dead 778,685 Injured Following COVID-19 Shots — 2.5X More Deaths than Following All Vaccines for Past 30 Years — 2,102 Fetal Deaths. globalresearch.ca

WSWS (2021-10-22). Bolsonaro charged with mass murder for COVID-19 herd immunity policy in Brazil. wsws.org The CPI report stands as an indictment not just of Brazil's fascistic president, but of heads of state and ruling classes the world over.

Staff (2021-10-22). Public Citizen Blasts Pfizer for Putting Corporate Profit Over Increasing Access to COVID Vaccines. democracynow.org A damning new report shows that one of the leading COVID-19 vaccine makers appears to have played a role in restricting access to those very vaccines. The report, "Pfizer's Power," published this week by the consumer advocacy group Public Citizen, examines Pfizer's contracts with the United States, United Kingdom, European Commission, Albania, Brazil, Colombia, Chile, Dominican Republic and Peru. They offer a rare glimpse into the power Pfizer has to silence governments, throttle supply, shift risk and maximize profits in the middle of a public health crisis. We speak with Public Citizen researcher Zain Rizvi, au…

WSWS (2021-10-22). Video: A socialist program to eliminate COVID-19. Become an electoral member of the SEP today. wsws.org SEP Assistant National Secretary Max Boddy warns, "Children, almost all unvaccinated, are being recklessly sent back to school, risking infection, illness and death to force their parents back to work."

WSWS (2021-10-22). "Fifth wave" of COVID-19 underway in France. wsws.org COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations are rising as the winter surge begins in France threatening to lead to tens of thousands more deaths.

Gérard Delépine (2021-10-22). High Recorded Mortality in Countries Categorized as "Covid-19 Vaccine Champions". The Vaccinated Suffer from Increased Risk of Mortality compared to the Non-vaccinated. globalresearch.ca This "health strategy" based on false simulations, lies, promises never kept, propaganda and the fear campaign has become unbearable. In turn it has been followed by the extortion of consent to be vaccinated, by outright blackmail.

Ian I Mitroff (2021-10-22). Crisis management: Critical lessons from Covid 19. nationofchange.org Crisis Management is truly the difficult art and practice of Thinking the Unthinkable and then doing everything in our power to thwart it.

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2021-10-22). Systemic Crisis Further Exposes Inequalities: Poor Women's Global Struggle Against Hunger and Pandemic. libya360.wordpress.com Mision_VerdadWomen have borne the brunt of hunger and inequality during the pandemic (Photo: Marek Studzinski / Pixabay) Without a doubt, the global pandemic of covid-19 has had a devastating impact on the economy and, consequently, on the population. Its appearance has accelerated a systemic crisis that was already underway, and has brought to light the…

WSWS (2021-10-22). California public schools face massive budget cuts due to COVID-19 pandemic. wsws.org While Democratic Governor Gavin Newsom has repeatedly bragged that public schools in the state have remained open, enrollment has fallen precipitously due to the pandemic, pushing districts to the point of collapse.

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2021-10-22: News Headlines

Vijay Prashad (2021-10-22). If all refugees lived in one place, it would be the 17th most populous country in the world: The Forty-Second Newsletter (2021). mronline.org On 5 October, the United Nations Human Rights Council passed a historic, non-legally binding resolution that 'recognises the right to a safe, clean, healthy, and sustainable environment as a human right that is important for the enjoyment of human rights'.

imperial.ac.uk (2021-10-22). Imperial celebrates Nigerian ties as VP Yemi Osinbajo visits. imperial.ac.uk Imperial College London celebrated its longstanding links and collaborations with Nigeria during a visit from Professor Oluyemi Osinbajo.

WSWS (2021-10-22). California public schools face massive budget cuts due to COVID-19 pandemic. wsws.org While Democratic Governor Gavin Newsom has repeatedly bragged that public schools in the state have remained open, enrollment has fallen precipitously due to the pandemic, pushing districts to the point of collapse.

Adan Salazar (2021-10-22). Harvard Study Finds COVID-19 Surged Most Among Vaxxed Communities. globalresearch.ca

WSWS (2021-10-22). Video: A socialist program to eliminate COVID-19. Become an electoral member of the SEP today. wsws.org SEP Assistant National Secretary Max Boddy warns, "Children, almost all unvaccinated, are being recklessly sent back to school, risking infection, illness and death to force their parents back to work."

Marina Bulatoviƒá (2021-10-22). The Noose is Tightening, the Clock is Ticking: Justin Trudeau's "Covid Mandate" against Canadians, Both "Unvaccinated" and "Vaccinated" globalresearch.ca ***…

WSWS (2021-10-22). Bolsonaro charged with mass murder for COVID-19 herd immunity policy in Brazil. wsws.org The CPI report stands as an indictment not just of Brazil's fascistic president, but of heads of state and ruling classes the world over.

Isheka N. Harrison (2021-10-22). CDC: Risk Of Dying From Covid Is 11 Times Higher For Unvaccinated Adults. moguldom.com Unvaccinated adults are 11 times more likely to die from covid-19 than those who are fully vaccinated, according to newly released data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Data from August also showed that unvaccinated adults were six times as likely to test positive for covid-19, and 19 times more likely to be …

WSWS (2021-10-22). "Fifth wave" of COVID-19 underway in France. wsws.org COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations are rising as the winter surge begins in France threatening to lead to tens of thousands more deaths.

WSWS (2021-10-22). Global Online Picket Line: Oct 22 school strike. wsws.org Today, parents, teachers and workers in countries around the world are once again supporting the call from UK parent Lisa Diaz for a one day school strike to fight against the deadly reopening of schools as the COVID-19 pandemic rages.

teleSUR (2021-10-22). Cuba To End Pandemic-Related Transport Restrictions. telesurenglish.net Since over 60,5 percent of the Cuban population has already been immunized against the coronavirus, the National Temporary Working Group to Fight COVID-19 approved the gradual restoration of all public transportation services from Nov. 1. | RELATED: | "Our office will remove all restrictions on car and bus traveling schedules and eliminate checkpoints at each province's entrances," the Transport Ministry's Passen…

Brian Shilhavy (2021-10-22). CDC: 16,310 Dead 778,685 Injured Following COVID-19 Shots — 2.5X More Deaths than Following All Vaccines for Past 30 Years — 2,102 Fetal Deaths. globalresearch.ca

Brian Shilhavy (2021-10-22). PhD Researcher's Analysis of VAERS Data Reveals 5,427% Increase in Deaths Following COVID Shots Compared to All Vaccines the Past 10 Years. globalresearch.ca

Gérard Delépine (2021-10-22). High Recorded Mortality in Countries Categorized as "Covid-19 Vaccine Champions". The Vaccinated Suffer from Increased Risk of Mortality compared to the Non-vaccinated. globalresearch.ca This "health strategy" based on false simulations, lies, promises never kept, propaganda and the fear campaign has become unbearable. In turn it has been followed by the extortion of consent to be vaccinated, by outright blackmail.

Global Research News (2021-10-22). Selected Articles: Throwing Off the Tyranny of Canada's Mandatory Vaccines. globalresearch.ca By Trudea…

Isheka N. Harrison (2021-10-22). Influential Investment Manager Scott Minerd: Most Cryptocurrencies Are Garbage, Going To Zero. moguldom.com Guggenheim Partners Chief Investment Officer Scott Minerd is generally not a fan of cryptocurrencies and went on record saying most are garbage, according to Bloomberg. However, bitcoin is the exception for the influential investment manager. "Ultimately people say to me 'Why are you so bullish on crypto?' And … I gotta tell you, I think 70 …

Marlee Kokotovic (2021-10-22). California releases new proposal to ban oil drilling near communities. nationofchange.org "We are committed to protecting public health, the economy and our environment as we transition to a greener future that reckons with the realities of the climate crisis we're all facing."

_____ (2021-10-22). Palestinians Protest In Support Of Prisoners On Hunger Strike, Demand Their Immediate Release. popularresistance.org On Wednesday, October 20, Palestinians staged a protest at the al-Manara square in Ramallah in the occupied West Bank in solidarity with six prisoners who are on hunger strike against their illegal administrative detention in Israeli jails, reported Al Jazeera. Several Palestinian civil society groups and prisoner rights groups participated in the protest, along with the families of those who are on hunger strike. They called for immediate and unconditional release of the six prisoners and expressed fear about their health.

Free West Media (2021-10-22). Germans Increasingly Distrust Official Corona Figures, Fear a Health Dictatorship. globalresearch.ca

WSWS (2021-10-22). Kaiser workers left in dark after overwhelming strike vote at largest US "non-profit" health care provider. wsws.org Despite a nearly unanimous vote for strike action, the UNAC/UHCP leadership is keeping its members in the dark on when or if a strike will happen at Kaiser Permanente.

Anonymous103 (2021-10-22). At Least 16 Killed In Fire At Explosive Factory In Russia. southfront.org Click to see full-size image | On October 22, a fire broke out in the workshop of the company "Razryad", which produces explosives n Russian region of Ryazan. According to the preliminary data, 16 people were killed as a result of the incident. | According to the Ministry of Emergency Situations, an explosion took place in the workshop where gunpowder was stored, in the village of Lesnoye. It was localized on an area of 160 sq. m. The workshop buildings have been completely destroyed. | There were 17 people in the workshop at the time of the incident. According to the Ministry of Health, 16 people were killed. Th…

Julia Conley (2021-10-22). John Deere Threatens to Take Away Striking Workers' Health Coverage. zcomm.org "Workers must be allowed to keep their healthcare during the strike",…

Ann Brown (2021-10-22). After Insider Trading Allegations During Pandemic, Fed Bans Members From Owning Individual Stocks, Restricts Trading. moguldom.com The Federal Reserve has taken action against its top officials following a series of scandals involving possible insider trading by banning senior staff and policymakers from owning individual stocks and bonds and restricting trading. The central bank pledged to also increase the frequency of reporting and public disclosures. In September, two of the 12 regional …

teleSUR (2021-10-22). Pope Francis Asks the G20 For a Creative Solution to the Crisis. telesurenglish.net Pope Francis asked the G20 leaders to find solutions to the global economic crisis by considering the asymmetries between countries. | RELATED: | "The end of the pandemic must be creative. One does not come out of a crisis the same. One comes out better or worse. The end of the pandemic has to point towards something better. Otherwise, we will go backwards," he said in an interview with Telam published on Friday.

Tom Mackaman (2021-10-22). The removal of Jefferson's statue is a gift to the political right. zcomm.org It is not accidental that the attack on Jefferson, the figure most closely associated with equality in American history, comes in the midst of a pandemic that has killed 750,000 Americans…

teleSUR (2021-10-22). Chile: Supreme Court Condemns 19 Agents Of The Dictatorship. telesurenglish.net On Thursday, Chile's Supreme Court sentenced 19 agents of the defunct National Intelligence Directorate (DINA) to prison for the kidnapping of the brothers Carlos and Aldo Perez during the Augusto Pinochet dictatorship (1973-1990). | RELATED: | In September 1974, these Revolutionary Left Movement (MIR) militants were arrested, tortured, and killed. Judge Hernan Crisosto Greisse determined that Carlos Perez was detained in his office by agents of the Milita…

imperial.ac.uk (2021-10-22). Science awards and green prizes: News from the College. imperial.ac.uk Here's a batch of fresh news and announcements from across Imperial.

Sara Flounders (2021-10-21). Nicaragua, with free health care and education, challenges U.S. domination. workers.org Managua, Nicaragua The writer was a member of a U.S. delegation that visited Nicaragua Oct. 3-10. Outside of àìscar Danilo Rosales Hospital in Leon, Nicaragua with members of medical staff and U.S. delegation, Oct. 5. Rosales, a surgeon and Sandinista hero, was killed in 1967 by the U.S.-backed Somoza regime. (WW . . . |

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-10-21). Science Saturday: An inside look at the state-of-the-art supports enabling invention. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Throughout Mayo Clinic, innovation is the thread that weaves through countless initiatives aimed at improving patient care. While Mayo's most cutting-edge discoveries are often widely known, the vast majority of innovative endeavors occur behind the scenes. One of the more low-profile assets in Mayo Clinic Laboratories' innovation arsenal is the media kitchen, where specialized media and reagents used in some of the laboratories' most esoteric assays come to life. "Nationally, there aren't many media labs," says…

WSWS (2021-10-21). Australian Labor governments push homicidal "live with the virus" program. wsws.org The Victorian Labor government is ending a lockdown amid more than 2,000 infections a day, while its Queensland counterpart is the first administration in Australia to adopt policies aimed at reintroducing COVID in a jurisdiction where it has been eliminated.

teleSUR (2021-10-21). Ecuadorean Doctors Protest Against Precarious Labor Conditions. telesurenglish.net The Ecuadorian Medical Federation (FME) summoned health workers to protest on Thursday against the elimination of norms contemplated in the Humanitarian Support Law that granted job stability to public officials who worked during the epidemiological emergency. | Related | Starting at 4: 30 p.m., doctors and nurses will hold rallies in several provinces to demand that President Guillermo Lasso guarantee supply of medicines in public ins…

Tim Wilkins (2021-10-21). Truthout — Corporate Democrats' Toothless Drug Pricing Alternative Is a Coup for Big Pharma. peoplesaction.org October 18, 2021 by Aija Nemer-Aanerud Under the Build Back Better Act, Congress can expand and strengthen Medicare and Medicaid, improving the lives of millions of seniors while also throwing a lifeline to folks living in states where GOP politicians are strangling public benefits…A few weeks ago, my organization, People's Action, held a direct action in …

Staff (2021-10-21). Headlines for October 21, 2021. democracynow.org Republican Senators Use Filibuster to Block Federal Voting Rights Bill, Biden Touts Compromise Deal After Sens. Manchin and Sinema Reject Build Back Better Agenda, White House Prepares for Mass Vaccinations of Children Aged 5 to 11 in November, Police Unions Oppose COVID-19 Vaccine Mandates, Senate Questions Rahm Emanual on Police Murder of Laquan McDonald in Ambassadorship Hearing, Syrian Civilians Killed in Idlib Shelling; HRW Warns of Abuses Against Returning Refugees, Ethiopian Gov't Continues Airstrikes in Tigray Amid Mounting Humanitarian Crisis, U.S. Court Rules in Favor of Guantánamo Prisoner Held for 14…

_____ (2021-10-21). The United States Is Doubling Down On Deadly Sanctions. popularresistance.org Washington, DC – The 2021 Sanctions Review Report released by the United States Department of the Treasury on October 18 is an ominous warning. This unsigned report should set off international alarm bells among human rights organizations, international health agencies and peace, justice, and community groups , impacted countries and most countries in the United Nations. | One of President Biden's first actions in office was to call for a review of existing US and multilateral financial and economic sanctions to evaluate whether they are "unduly hindering" targeted countries' responses to the COVID-19 pandemic. T…

Nicholas Stender (2021-10-21). Crimes against humanity: Brazilian Congress issues damning report on Bolsonaro's COVID response. liberationnews.org Nine charges are recommended for Bolsonaro himself, including that of crimes against humanity.

Prof Michel Chossudovsky (2021-10-21). Bastille 2.0: "Real Regime Change": Building Protest and Resistance against the Covid-19 Agenda. globalresearch.ca

Dr. Joseph Mercola (2021-10-21). Are the COVID Jabs Responsible for Rising Mortality Trends? globalresearch.ca

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-10-21). Mayo Clinic Q&A podcast: Continuing progress in battle against COVID-19. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org "October is going to be a very exciting month in the U.S., regarding COVID-19 vaccines," says Dr. Gregory Poland, head of Mayo Clinic's Vaccine Research Group. "On Oct. 14 the Federal Drug Administration is going to look at COVID-19 boosters for Moderna. On Oct. 15, (the FDA will review) boosters for Johnson & Johnsons' COVID-19 vaccine. And on Oct. 29, the FDA will look at extending emergency use for the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine for children down to…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-10-21). Tips to keep your kids safe this Halloween. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org After last year's halt on Halloween due to the COVID-19 pandemic, sweet relief is coming for those who celebrate the spookiest day of the year. "This year, we're looking toward a Halloween that hopefully brings back some of the activities that kids really enjoy this time of year," says Dr. Nipunie Rajapakse, a pediatric infectious diseases physician with Mayo Clinic Children's Center. "That includes some activities like trick-or-treating. I think one of the big things…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-10-21). Covid Queries: Altered DNA and microchips. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Q: I've heard some theories circulating about the COVID-19 vaccine, including that it was developed to control the general population through microchip tracking or "nanotransducers" in our brains. I've also heard that it will alter my DNA. Are these theories true? A: No, those assertions are false. "There is absolutely not a microchip in the vaccine," says Martin Herrmann, M.D., medical director of Mayo Clinic Health System in Waseca and New Prague. "Also, there's no…

Fight Back (2021-10-21). Students say, 'The uprising continues' at 15th Annual SDS Conference in Minnesota. fightbacknews.org Minneapolis, MN – On the weekend of Oct. 16-17, almost 170 students convened at the University of Minnesota for the 15th National Convention of National Students for a Democratic Society. It was the first time SDS organizers had gathered together physically since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. | Last year, SDS hosted a series of national webinars, but this experience was vastly different. Student organizers gathered together to discuss the four crises of the last two years – pandemic, economic crisis, police killings, and environmental disasters. Another theme was "From George Floyd to Winston Smith, The Upr…

Fight Back (2021-10-21). Students say, 'The uprising continues' at 15th Annual SDS Conference in Minnesota. fightbacknews.org Minneapolis, MN – On the weekend of Oct. 16-17, almost 170 students convened at the University of Minnesota for the 15th National Convention of National Students for a Democratic Society. It was the first time SDS organizers had gathered together physically since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. | Last year, SDS hosted a series of national webinars, but this experience was vastly different. Student organizers gathered together to discuss the four crises of the last two years – pandemic, economic crisis, police killings, and environmental disasters. Another theme was "From George Floyd to Winston Smith, The Upr…

teleSUR (2021-10-21). French Solidarity Organizations Send Medical Donations to Cuba. telesurenglish.net In declarations to Prensa Latina, the president of the Montpellier Cuba Solidarité association said that the container was filled in the southern city, aid that will leave tomorrow for the Caribbean country, where it will arrive in the second half of next month. | RELATED: | The shipment destined to support Cuba's efforts in the fight against COVID-19 includes, among other means, 21 electric beds for hospital use, 1…

Nilofar Suhrawardy (2021-10-21). Covid-Panic and Nuclear Prowess! counterpunch.org Nuclear prowess and all the diplomatic command held by the super, major and most powers have failed against the vicious virus, named Covid-19. The phase isn't over yet nor is the panic. But elementarily speaking the tiny virus has exposed far more and beyond probably envisaged by even leaders who once held themselves and their

teleSUR, SH (2021-10-21). Nicaragua recibe 1.2 millones de vacunas anticovid cubanas. telesurtv.net El lote de las vacunas Abdalá y Soberana 02 sera usada para la inmunización contra el coronavirus en niños entre dos y 17 años.

WSWS (2021-10-21). New Zealand government sending thousands back to school during worsening COVID-19 outbreak. wsws.org The Labour Party-led government's push to reopen schools, while the deadly virus spreads, highlights the importance of the SEG's public meeting on Saturday to oppose the reopening and fight for COVID-19 elimination.

Chuck Collins (2021-10-21). U.S. Billionaires are Now $2.1 Trillion Richer Than Before the Pandemic. counterpunch.org America's billionaires have grown $2.1 trillion richer during the pandemic, their collective fortune skyrocketing by 70 percent — from just short of $3 trillion at the start of the COVID crisis on March 18, 2020, to over $5 trillion on October 15 of this year, according to Forbes data analyzed by Americans for Tax Fairness

WSWS (2021-10-21). Mobilize the working class to eliminate COVID-19! Attend the October 24 meeting on "How to end the pandemic!" wsws.org The New York City Educators Rank-and-Files Safety Committee is calling on educators, parents and all workers to attend the October 24 webinar "How to end the pandemic," which is being hosted by the World Socialist Web Site and the International Workers Alliance of Rank-and-File Committees.

teleSUR (2021-10-21). Venezuela to Begin Production of Abdala Vaccine in January. telesurenglish.net The President of Venezuela, Nicolás Maduro, announced Thursday that as of January 2022, the South American country would begin producing the Abdala vaccine in cooperation with Cuba to continue fighting the Covid-19 pandemic. | RELATED: | "As of January 2022, Venezuela will start production of the Abdala vaccine in cooperation with the Republic of Cuba (…) its production will be carried out in a public plant and…

WSWS (2021-10-21). UK government refuses appeals for mitigations as COVID surge threatens to swamp hospitals. wsws.org COVID-19 cases and deaths are surging in Britain, fuelled by the reopening of schools in August and September.

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