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Inter Press Service
Advisors Propose New System To Regulate China’s Overseas Investments
A government-backed coalition of international advisors to the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) has recommended that China apply more stringent environmental controls over its overseas investments. If adopted, this would be a major departure from China’s usual approach of deferring to host country rules, many of them inadequate, for regulating its overseas investments. High-level advisors, The post Advisors Propose New System To Regulate China’s Overseas Investments appeared first on Inter Press Service.
Twitter, Donald Trump, and Incitement to Violence
Andrés Cañizález is a Venezuelan journalist and Ph.D. in Political Science The post Twitter, Donald Trump, and Incitement to Violence appeared first on Inter Press Service.
Dengue—an Epidemic Within a Pandemic in Peru
While the world is grappling with the third wave of the COVID-19 pandemic, Peru is still dealing with an epidemic that it has not been able to control—the mosquito-borne viral disease known as dengue. With almost 56,400 confirmed cases as of December, Peru is suffering the worst dengue epidemic since 2017, when the virus infected The post Dengue—an Epidemic Within a Pandemic in Peru appeared first on Inter Press Service.
The Trump Administration Promised States a Vaccine Reserve That Doesn’t Exist
Trump’s admin promised to send out stockpiled doses, but they’ve been shipping off the manufacturing line for weeks.
AOC Criticizes Biden’s Stimulus Plan, Says $1,400 Payments Should Be Full $2,000
The plan by Biden would pay every American $1,400, supplementing the $600 payments that were made weeks ago.
2020 Is Tied for the Hottest Year on Record, NASA Says
The top 10 hottest years on record have happened since 2005.
South Carolina’s Governor Addresses Magistrate Judge Controversy by Urging Changes
by Joseph Cranney, The Post and Courier ProPublica is a nonprofit newsroom that investigates abuses of power. Sign up to receive our biggest stories as […]
“Where They Countin’ the Votes?!”: New Video Details Tense Moments as Capitol Mob Sought Out Lawmakers
by Jack Gillum, video by Lucas Waldron and Maya Eliahou ProPublica is a nonprofit newsroom that investigates abuses of power. Sign up to receive our biggest […]
The Radicalization of Kevin Greeson
by Connor Sheets, AL.com ProPublica is a nonprofit newsroom that investigates abuses of power. Sign up to receive our biggest stories as soon as […]
Pelosi says lawmakers may be prosecuted if they 'aided and abetted' US Capitol riot – live
‘Justice is called for,’ says House speakerDoJ inspector general also launches review of Capitol riotUS suffers as Covid rages and vaccination campaign faltersBillionaires backed Republicans aiming to reverse election resultsKamala Harris: how will the next vice-president wield her power? Join the Guardian for a live conversation on 18 January 8.09pm GMTThe confirmation hearing for Avril Haines, Joe Biden’s nominee to serve as director of national intelligence, will now be on Tuesday.The Senate intelligence committee had planned to hold the hearing today, but it was postponed, reportedly because a member objected to holding the hearing virtually. 7.53pm GMTCongressman Adam Smith, the Democratic chairman of the House armed […]
Washington and state capitols brace for violence from armed Trump supporters
Security beefed up across US following attack on CapitolFBI monitoring threats of violence against Biden and HarrisUS politics live – follow all the latestWashington DC and capitols across the US are bracing for violence this weekend after law enforcement officials warned that armed pro-Trump insurrectionists are planning to swarm the cities in the days before President-elect Joe Biden’s inauguration Related: Donald Trump will fly to Florida hours before Biden inauguration, reports say Continue reading...
The Guardian view of Trump's populism: weaponised and silenced by social media | Editorial
Democracy has been threatened by commercialising the swift spread of controversy and lies for political advantageDonald Trump’s incitement of a mob attack on the US Capitol was a watershed moment for free speech and the internet. Bans against both the US president and his prominent supporters have spread across social media as well as email and e-commerce services. Parler, a social network popular with neo-Nazis, was ditched from mobile phone app stores and then forced offline entirely. These events suggest that the most momentous year of modern democracy was not 1989 – when the Berlin wall fell – but 1991, when web servers first became publicly available.There are two related issues at stake here: the chilling power […]
Donald Trump will fly to Florida hours before Biden inauguration, reports say
Outgoing president expected to use Air Force One to travel to Mar-a-Lago, where he intends to liveDonald Trump is expected to leave the White House as president on Wednesday morning, just hours before Joe Biden’s inauguration, flying off on Air Force One to his beachside home in Florida.Trump’s post-presidential plans have been clouded in uncertainty. But several US news organisations reported on Friday that Trump intends to live at Mar-a-Lago, his Palm Beach resort. His daughter Ivanka Trump and son-in-law Jared Kushner are expected to join him there, at least for some of the time. Continue reading...
Trump may be gone, but his big lie will linger. Here’s how we can fight it | Jonathan Freedland
The most obvious corrective to conspiracy theories is the facts that people can see with their own eyesThe truth hurts, but lies kill. The past 12 months have demonstrated that with a terrifying clarity. Lies about Covid, insisting that it was a hoax cooked up by the deep state, led millions of people to drop their guard and get infected. And one big lie about the US election – claiming that Donald Trump had won, when he’d lost – led to the storming of the US Capitol and an eruption of violence that left five dead.The impact has been so swift, events rushing by in a blur, that it’s easy to miss the significance. On Wednesday, Donald Trump – already only the third US president in history to be impeached – […]
Will states use the Capitol riot to crack down on pipeline protests?
In the riot’s aftermath, Ohio quietly joined a dozen states that have legislated harsh new penalties for environmental activism.
Democrats flipped the Senate. So why is a Green New Deal still unlikely?
Can Biden accomplish his climate goals with a razor-thin majority?
Listen: Access to public lands, running, and resolutions
In the final episode of Temperature Check's debut season, host Andrew Simon discusses outdoor access, public lands, and tacos with filmmaker Faith Briggs.
Inside Climate News
Will 2021 Be the Year for Environmental Justice Legislation? States Are Already Leading the Way
In Oregon, new legislation would require state officials to consider the “cumulative” impact on neighborhoods already overburdened by pollution before granting permits to projects that potentially pose a threat to human health or the environment. In Illinois, a bill would dedicate $2 billion to fund clean energy and climate mitigation initiatives in low-income communities of
Inside Clean Energy: Des Moines Just Set a New Bar for City Clean Energy Goals
Cities setting clean energy goals now have a new leader to emulate: Des Moines, Iowa. The Des Moines city council voted 7-0 on Monday in favor of a resolution that sets a goal of reaching 24/7 carbon-free electricity by 2035, making it probably the first city in the United States, and maybe the first in
Mathematicians Resurrect Hilbert’s 13th Problem
Long considered solved, David Hilbert’s question about seventh-degree polynomials is leading researchers to a new web of mathematical connections.
The Real News Network
Democrats have the power but the insurrectionists are here to stay
Democrats impeached Trump but if they fail to deliver meaningful relief for millions of struggling Americans, the party of insurrection will come roaring back. The post Democrats have the power but the insurrectionists are here to stay appeared first on The Real News Network.
Neo-fascists found their voice in Trump. Where will the left’s voice come from?
With COVID-19 still raging and Biden's inauguration around the corner, Warnock and Ossoff win big in Georgia, Trumpist insurgents storm the U.S. Capitol, and Democrats and Republicans seethe with internal strife. What’s next? The post Neo-fascists found their voice in Trump. Where will the left’s voice come from? appeared first on The Real News Network.
One frightening story reveals the true cost of rural overpolicing
A single dad goes camping with his kids and ends up in handcuffs; Then, PAR talks with Otto the Watchdog, a cop watcher who says he has been targeted for harassment for his First Amendment activities. The post One frightening story reveals the true cost of rural overpolicing appeared first on The Real News Network.
The Marshall Project
White Terrorism Often Leads to Harsher Punishment for People of Color
Amid calls for tougher laws after the Capitol assault, research shows that measures addressing White violence usually fall harder on Black people.
Anti-Corporate Ag Conversation Moves to a Friendlier Venue: Yale University
Yale University is convening a conference this weekend featuring rural voices taking on corporate power and lack of competition in the agriculture and food system. The event will feature academics, researchers, and investigative journalists who have a much more difficult time discussing these issues openly in agribusiness-friendly states in the Midwest and West, according to The post Anti-Corporate Ag Conversation Moves to a Friendlier Venue: Yale University appeared first on Daily Yonder.
Art Project Involving All Fifty States Finds Home in Rural Connecticut
The American Mural Project (AMP) is a giant endeavor located in a small town. Twenty-two years in the making, the multimillion-dollar project is the world’s largest indoor collaborative artwork at five stories high and 120 feet long. The project is a tribute to working people in the United States and encompasses a flourishing educational program The post Art Project Involving All Fifty States Finds Home in Rural Connecticut appeared first on Daily Yonder.
Commentary: Community Organizations Work Best
This story was originally published by The Roanoke Times. In a Kentucky coalfield county that twice gave Trump 79% of its vote, volunteer fire chief Bill Meade is known as a particularly outspoken Trump supporter. When we invited him to meet with grassroots leaders at the oldest African American social organization in Baltimore, some people The post Commentary: Community Organizations Work Best appeared first on Daily Yonder.
What If Humans Really Could Fly?
Since hindsight is always 20/20, and now we thankfully have 2020 in hindsight, it’s time to celebrate. In particular, to celebrate a commercially irrelevant but wondrous technology that might allow humans to fly through the air under our own power, like birds. This is the stuff of dreams. One of the few virtues of the … Continue Reading "What If Humans Really Could Fly?" The post What If Humans Really Could Fly? appeared first on Fair Observer.
Corporations Step Up to Punish Republicans
Perhaps the most surprising outcome of the Capitol riots has been the reaction of corporate donors to the funding of political campaigns. These locomotives of democracy are suddenly unhappy. The shame that now stains the doubly impeached Donald Trump has shaken and apparently cracked what had become the main pillar of electoral politics in the … Continue Reading "Corporations Step Up to Punish Republicans" The post Corporations Step Up to Punish Republicans appeared first on Fair Observer.
America: Motherhood, Apple Pie and the Mob
The United States began as a glint in the eyes of an English mob of oddballs, dissenters and criminals let loose on what they considered virgin territory. Once secure in their new digs, they administered rough justice to the original Americans and any colonist who fell afoul of community rules. Eventually, casting aside their imperial British overlords, … Continue Reading "America: Motherhood, Apple Pie and the Mob" The post America: Motherhood, Apple Pie and the Mob appeared first on Fair Observer.
Life-saving drinking water disinfectants have a “dark side”
Editor’s note: This story is part of a nine-month investigation of drinking water contamination across the U.S. The series is supported by funding from the Park Foundation and Water Foundation. Read the launch story, “Thirsting for Solutions,” here. In late September 2020, officials in Wrangell, Alaska, warned residents who were elderly, pregnant or had health problems to avoid […]
He Grew Up Amid the Trauma of Gun Violence. Now He Works to Help Families Heal.
The teenagers in the South Lawndale grief support group struggled for months to put their feelings down on paper. Each of them had lost a brother to gun violence. Now they had come together to tell their parents what they were going through, and they chose to compose a group letter. “I see your pain, The post He Grew Up Amid the Trauma of Gun Violence. Now He Works to Help Families Heal. appeared first on The Trace.
A Running List of Gun Arrests Tied to the U.S. Capitol Attack
The January 6 insurrection wasn’t explicitly billed as a Second Amendment event. But the specter of guns was everywhere: on the flags flown by rioters, in the insurrectionist theory they espoused, and the tactical gear they donned. And in some cases, despite Washington, D.C.’s unusually strict gun laws, which require firearms to be registered with The post A Running List of Gun Arrests Tied to the U.S. Capitol Attack appeared first on The Trace.
On the Frontlines of Gun Violence Prevention, Lessons Learned From a Harrowing Year
A month ago, well before the violence at the U.S. Capitol, our staff was discussing the multiple intersecting tragedies of 2020 when staff writer Ann Givens made a point that resonated: Tough periods usually have lessons embedded in them. This past year was a whirlwind for most Americans; that was doubly true for people working The post On the Frontlines of Gun Violence Prevention, Lessons Learned From a Harrowing Year appeared first on The Trace.
New Estimate That Covid Has Infected 1 in 3 Los Angeles County Residents, With Poor Areas Hardest Hit
Officials in Los Angeles County estimate that the coronavirus has infected one in three residents. That works out to more than 3 million people in the county of 10 million, where Covid-19 has claimed more than 13,000 lives.
Yale Environment 360
More Than 400,000 U.S. Clean Energy Jobs Have Been Lost So Far During the Pandemic
The clean energy sector in the United States lost 429,000 jobs last year due to the economic impacts of Covid-19, with the industry hitting its lowest number of workers since 2015, according to a new analysis of federal unemployment filings. Based on the industry’s current growth rates, it could take well into 2023 for clean energy jobs to reach their pre-pandemic levels. Read more on E360 →
Illinois State Lawmakers Vote To Eliminate Cash Bail
The post Illinois State Lawmakers Vote To Eliminate Cash Bail appeared first on The Appeal.
Lawmakers Calling for “Unity” Should Support Policies Voters Actually Want
The post Lawmakers Calling for “Unity” Should Support Policies Voters Actually Want appeared first on The Appeal.
Revealing Money and Power Networks in North Carolina Campaigns
A masked “Scary Movie”-type character sits holding a coffee cup emblazoned with an emoji at a kitchen counter and, in a sing-songy voice, says: “Terri wants to defund the police. Defund the police? That’s scary liberal!” The attack ad against North Carolina state Senate Democratic challenger Terri LeGrand from her GOP incumbent opponent, Joyce Krawiec,
Democracy Now! 2021-01-15 Friday
Authorities across the U.S. brace for more violence by armed right-wing extremists in the lead-up to Joe Biden's inauguration; As the U.S. COVID death toll nears 400,000, we speak with Dr. Peter Salk, whose father developed the first polio vaccine.
Sunrise to Hold Rallies Demanding "No Compromise, No Excuses" to Top Democratic Leaders
Questions "Too Puny" for Our Dire Circumstances
David OrrThe unanswered question is whether we have the political will to do what is required to prevent Earth’s climate from spiraling out of control.
Patriotic Millionaires Statement on $15 Minimum Wage in Biden's "American Rescue Plan"
Swarming Solidarity: How Contract Negotiations in 2021 Could Be Flashpoints in the U.S. Class Struggle
The labor movement’s pundits and prognosticators ring in the New Year like commentators anywhere. They make pronouncements about what “will” happen and what “should” happen to revitalize the shrinking U.S. trade union movement. At 6.2 percent density in the private sector, U.S. unions aren’t even treading water; we are drowning. That makes it more imperative than ever to engage members to strengthen connections between our union struggles and build broader public support.Swarming Solidarity: How Contract Negotiations in 2021 Could Be Flashpoints in the U.S. Class Struggle January 14, 2021 / Rand Wilson and Peter Olney
Fishing Communities Are “Part of the Solution” to Water Pollution Worldwide
A fisher working with Verynile in Cairo collects plastic trash for recycling. (Photo courtesy Yassin Montasser)There is nothing like sitting on the corniche in Cairo and watching the world float past on the Nile — water taxis, feluccas, and small-scale commercial fishers in colorful […]
Economics in Brief: Unemployment Is Back to August 2020 Levels
(Photo by Rachel / CC BY-NC 2.0)Unemployment Is Back to August 2020 Levels New unemployment claims filed last week increased to 965,000, the highest number since August, the Washington Post reports. Add in people receiving Pandemic Unemployment Assistance, the insurance for gig […]
Housing in Brief: “No Safe Way” to Conduct Point-In-Time Homelessness Count, LA Officials Say
Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti at the 2018 point-in-time homelessness count. Officials in Los Angeles and many other major big cities say the COVID-19 pandemic has made it too dangerous to conduct the 2021 point-in-time count. (Photo by Eric Garcetti / CC BY-NC-ND 2.0)Cities Adjust Homeless Counts […]
The World – PRI
Brazil weighs COVID-19 vaccines as its death toll climbs
Brazil’s health regulatory agency Anvisa has yet to approve a vaccine, but the directors are expected to meet this Sunday to vote on both the CoronaVac and AstraZeneca vaccines.
US bans cotton products from China's Uighur region over forced labor concerns
The World’s host Marco Werman spoke to Allison Gill, the forced labor program director with Global Labor Justice International Labor Rights Forum, about the ban.
Enormous wind turbines may be coming to a coast near you
Haliade-X wind turbines — nearly the size of the Eiffel Tower — are a game changer for the global offshore wind industry. A single turbine can power about 16,000 homes at competitive rates.
President Biden Has Promises To Keep
In November of 2020, Latino voters were crucial to helping Joe Biden win the presidency. They cemented his victories in... The post President Biden Has Promises To Keep appeared first on Latino USA.
Selena And Me
Maria Garcia can still remember the first time she saw Selena Quintanilla on TV: red lips, brown skin, big hoops.... The post Selena And Me appeared first on Latino USA.
Portrait Of: Gabby Rivera
Gabby Rivera’s first novel “Juliet Takes a Breath” is a 2016 coming-of-age story, based on her experience of coming out... The post Portrait Of: Gabby Rivera appeared first on Latino USA.
Turn off the gaslight
The skilful manipulator casts a shadow of doubt over everything that you feel or think. Therapy can bring the daylight inBy Ramani DurvasulaRead at Aeon
This Week in Pandemic: New Flavors of Coronavirus
Reading Time: 4 minutes Welcome to WhoWhatWhy’s weekly COVID-19 roundup. There’s a lot of virus coverage out there, so this feature will give you a dose of the latest news. The post This Week in Pandemic: New Flavors of Coronavirus appeared first on WhoWhatWhy.
Trump supporters seeking more violence could target state capitols during inauguration – here's how cities can prepare
Far-right activists and white supremacists may choose to create what they call their "1776 moment" closer to home.
A white supremacist coup succeeded in 1898 North Carolina, led by lying politicians and racist newspapers that amplified their lies
A violent coup to overthrow the government, perpetrated and fueled by white supremacist ideology spread by the white media happened ... in Wilmington, North Carolina, in 1898.
Does 'deplatforming' work to curb hate speech and calls for violence? 3 experts in online communications weigh in
Banning extremists from social media platforms can reduce hate speech, but the deplatforming process has to be handled with care – and it can have unintended consequences.
What is the 'boogaloo' and who are the rioters who stormed the Capitol? 5 essential reads
Ostensibly protesting an election they may have thought was stolen, their actions fed a larger set of goals that American militants are seizing upon to take more extreme action.
Neighborhoods with MLK streets are poorer than national average and highly segregated, study reveals
US cities began naming streets in Black neighborhoods for Martin Luther King Jr. after his 1968 assassination. Researchers studying these areas 50 years later found entrenched deprivation.
Indian Country Today
The 19th News
“The Building’s Yours” – Search for Clues in Capitol Riot Reveals a Stand-Down Moment
Washington, D.C. – A short video clip from the minutes before the U.S. Capitol was overrun on January 6 shows how federal Capitol Police in armored riot gear descended a crowded staircase, away from the building’s east entrance, while someone next to the videographer claims… The post “The Building’s Yours” – Search for Clues in Capitol Riot Reveals a Stand-Down Moment appeared first on UNICORN RIOT.
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