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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.

Truthout

ProPublica

The Guardian

  • 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 – […]

Grist

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

Anthropocene

    Quanta Magazine

    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

    Daily Yonder

    • 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.

    Fair Observer

    • 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.

    Ensia

    • 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 […]

    The Trace

    • 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.

    Fair Warning

    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 →

    The Appeal

    Sludge

    • 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!

    • 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.

    Common Dreams

    Labor Notes

    • 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

    Next City

    The World – PRI

    Latino USA

    • 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.

    Aeon

    • 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

    WhoWhatWhy

    • 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.

    Amnesty International

    The Conversation

    Indian Country Today

    The 19th News

    Public Citizen

    Unicorn Riot

    • “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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