2021-01-06: Social Media Postees

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UK judge justifies CIA spying on Assange citing debunked CNN report based on… CIA spying
Ben Norton | thegrayzone.com | 2021-01-06
UK judge Vanessa Baraitser justified CIA spying on Julian Assange by citing a falsehood-filled CNN report. Her judgment highlighted corporate media's enthusiastic role in a state-sponsored assault on press freedom. The British judge ruling in the US government's extradition against journalist Julian Assange justified a CIA spying operation targeting both the WikiLeaks publisher and the Ecuadorian government by pointing to debunked accusations published by CNN. Yet in a self-referential loop, the American media outlet's dubious claims about Assange themselves ironically …

Women's movement wins legal abortion in Argentina
Alexis Moncada | liberationnews.org | 2021-01-06
This progressive legislation makes Argentina the largest country to legalize abortion in Latin America, sending ripples throughout the continent.

Brazilian state governments push to reopen schools as COVID-19 deaths approach 200,000
wsws.org | 2021-01-05
Brazil's ruling elite is declaring education an essential service in order to reopen schools, even as the pandemic spirals out of control.

Brazil Detects Its First Two Cases of the UK Coronavirus Strain
telesurenglish.net | 2021-01-05
Brazil's health authorities Monday confirmed in Sao Paulo the first two cases of patients infected by the new British COVID-19 strain. | RELATED: | Brazil to Import 2 Million Doses of AstraZeneca Vaccine | The state-owned Adolfo Lutz Institute's Strategic Laboratory confirmed the cases after performing the genetic sequencing of samples sent by Sao Paulo's DASA private laboratory. | A 25-year-old woman is one patient affected by the new strain. She was infected after having contact wi…

2021 begins with more assassinations in Colombia
Peoples Dispatch | peoplesdispatch.org | 2021-01-05
The humanitarian tragedy in Colombia continues into 2021. In the first four days of this year, two social leaders, two former combatants of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) and a family member of an ex-combatant have been assassinated in the country. | The Common Alternative Revolutionary Forces (FARC) political party denounced the murder of former guerrilla fighter Duván Arled Galíndez Nadia on January 3. The party was created as part of the peace agreements signed by the insurgent group and the national government in…

50 Million Chinese To Get Vaccinated Before the Lunar New Year
telesurenglish.net | 2021-01-05
As part of the campaign to protect people at high risk of infection, China will vaccinate 50 million people before the lunar New Year holidays, which begin on February 12 and involve the largest annual human migration in the world. | RELATED: | China and Argentina To Strengthen 'Belt and Road' Cooperation | On Dec. 15, China approved a winter prevention program that involves the administration of serum to cold chain workers, customs officials, health personnel, transporters, or ma…

America Can't Hide From This Drastic Reckoning
Ariel Dorfman | counterpunch.org | 2021-01-05
What happens to a nation incapable of healing itself? I ask as an American citizen concerned about our damaged democracy but also as someone with roots in Chile, which after many years of dictatorship suffered the harmful consequences of failing to fully complete its democratic transition.

America Can't Hide From This Drastic Reckoning
Ariel Dorfman | counterpunch.org | 2021-01-05
What happens to a nation incapable of healing itself? I ask as an American citizen concerned about our damaged democracy but also as someone with roots in Chile, which after many years of dictatorship suffered the harmful consequences of failing to fully complete its democratic transition. It is just such a major transition that the…

Brazil: Police Accused of Killing Black Man on His Way To Work
telesurenglish.net | 2021-01-04
The fatal event took place in the Cidade de Deus neighborhood, west of Rio de Janeiro. | Marcelo Guimarà£es, a 38 years old Afro-Brazilian man, was killed this Monday morning after being hit by a rifle bullet fired by the country's Military Police (PM) while he was en route to work. | RELATED: | French Retailer Carrefour Sued for Black Man Death in Brazil | Authorities said the man, who worked in a marble store, was shot during a gunfight between police and drug dealers, in…

A new year poem for Latin America, 'La Paciente'
Peter Lownds | peoplesworld.org | 2021-01-04
Latin America lies on a hospital gurney after yet another amputation She trembles in shock from her Brazilian breast to her Andean rump The Mexican Gulf traces the profile of her head, thrown back in agony Her "Indian" hair has shaken loose from its mountainous comb of bone So that the thick braid of Central …

Gen. Soleimani flag-bearer of fight against terrorism: envoy
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2021-01-04
TEHRAN, Jan. 04 (MNA) — Iranian Ambassador to Brazil pointed to sacrifice and braveries of Iran's top commander martyr Lt. Gen. Soleimani and said that he stood firmly in the face of a global threat against international peace and security.

Brazil to Import 2 Million Doses of AstraZeneca Vaccine
telesurenglish.net | 2021-01-04
Brazil's National Health Surveillance Agency (Anvisa) Sunday authorized the "exceptional import" of 2 million doses of the vaccine produced by Oxford University and the United Kingdom-based laboratory AstraZeneca. | RELATED: | Bolsonaro Rejects Welfare Reform in Brasil | The doses that will arrive in the country in the next days will not be supplied to the entire population. The immunizer will be used in emergencies, such as patients at high risk of dying due to the disease. | …

Another Ex-Guerrilla Member Shot to Death in Caqueta, Colombia
telesurenglish.net | 2021-01-04
A former member of the demobilized Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) was shot to death by a group of armed men in Cartagena del Chaira municipality, Caqueta Department. | RELATED: | Seven Killed in Colombia's 60th Massacre of 2020 | Duvan Arled, 34, was killed on Saturday night, minutes after he left a public establishment in the Antioquia neighborhood. The perpetrators fled after the attack. | The victim was taken to the municipality's hospital, where he later died due to the sev…

Colombia's capital puts 2.5 mn people under strict quarantine
Online News Editor | laprensalatina.com | 2021-01-04
Bogota, Jan 4 (efe-epa).- Alarmed by the high number of Covid-19 patients in intensive-care units and the rapid spread of that respiratory disease, Colombia's capital is set to put 2.5 million residents of three hard-hit neighborhoods under new strict quarantines. Bogota, the main focal point of the pandemic in Colombia, has registered 480,219 confirmed coronavirus …

UK Court Ruling Against Assange's Extradition Victory for All Journalists, Lawyer Says
sputniknews.com | 2021-01-04
MONTEVIDEO (Sputnik) – The decision of a UK court to block WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange's extradition to the United States is a victory for all journalists, the whistleblower's Ecuadorean lawyer, Carlos Poveda, told Sputnik on Monday.

Worldwide Activists Back UK Verdict Against Assange's Extradition
telesurenglish.net | 2021-01-04
Human rights defenders, social activists, and political figures worldwide Monday reacted with joy to the United Kingdom Criminal Court's refusal to extradite Australian journalist Julian Assange to the U.S. | RELATED: | UK Judge Rules Against Extradition of Assange To US | Judge Vanessa Baraitser, who denied the extradition on health grounds and high risk of Assange committing suicide, "accepted all the U.S. persecution motives," Former Consul of Ecuador in the U.K. Fidel Narvaez condemne…

China and Argentina To Strengthen 'Belt and Road' Cooperation
telesurenglish.net | 2021-01-04
China's President Xi Jinping said that his country stands ready to work with Argentina to promote the development of the "Belt and Road" Initiative. | RELATED: | Argentina Kicks off COVID-19 National Vaccination Campaign | "Argentina could become the biggest economy in Latin America to join the Belt and Road Initiative," Buenos Aires Times commented, adding that such action that would allow President Alberto Fernandez to "deepen trade and investment ties with China even further."

Chilean High School Students Occupy the Ministry of Education
telesurenglish.net | 2021-01-04
Student union leaders of the Coordinating Assembly of Secondary Students (ACES) took over the Ministry of Education (Mineduc) in protest of the country's University Transition Test (PTU). | The incident was recorded on Monday morning when the protesters arrived at the Mineduc headquarters and chained themselves to the front of the building. | RELATED: | Chilean Students Protest Controversial Exam in Santiago | After this action, Carabineros personnel arrested nine people, including a…

Chile: Piñera Seeks To Redeem Himself With Victims of Crime
telesurenglish.net | 2021-01-04
Chile's President Sebastian Piñera Sunday signed a bill that seeks to implement a new institutional framework to strengthen victims' access to justice in case of human rights violations. | RELATED: | Chile Experienced an Increase in Femicides in 2020 | The project creates the National Service for Access to Justice (SNAJ) and an Ombudsman's Office for Victims of Crime (OVC), thus unifying other existing legal defense public organizations and specialized aid programs such as "My Lawyer" (fo…

Argentina legalises abortion in historic victory for reproductive rights
Jasmine Norden | thecanary.co | 2021-01-04
Argentina has legalised abortion, becoming only the fourth country in Latin America to fully do so. | The new law will allow abortions until the 14th week of pregnancy, where they were previously only allowed if the mother's health was at risk or if she had been raped. | The Argentine Senate voted in favour of the bill at the end of December, after the lower house did the same earlier in the month. The bill was intr…