2021-01-10: Social Media Postees

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Communist youth mobilize across Italy demanding safety in schools
Peoples Dispatch | peoplesdispatch.org | 2021-01-10
On Thursday, January 7, Communist Youth Front (FGC) organized demonstrations in several cities across Italy demanding safer classrooms. Schools across Italy were supposed to be reopened on that day but the government postponed the reopening to Monday. The FGC organized protests in the cities of Rome, Milan, Naples, Turin, Florence, Perugia, Catania, Padova, Salerno, Taranto, Cosenza, Gorizia and Ascoli. The protesters said that since the beginning of the pandemic, nothing substantial has been done to ensure safety in schools and respect for students' rights during online lessons. | FGC also gave a call for a nati…

Argentina: Women's movement wins free, legal abortions
Kathy Durkin | workers.org | 2021-01-09
Thousands of women cheered, jumped and cried tears of joy when the Argentinian Senate in the country's capital of Buenos Aires voted to legalize abortion on Dec. 30. The lower house of Congress had passed the legislation backing the right to abortion earlier the same month. Women celebrate passage of . . . | Continue reading Argentina: Women's movement wins free, legal abortions at Workers.org

[World Report] Argentina to legalise elective abortion
Amy Booth | thelancet.com | 2021-01-09
In a landmark vote for women in the region, Argentina's senate has passed a law allowing abortion in the first 14 weeks of pregnancy. Amy Booth reports from Buenos Aires.

Court Prevents Bolsonaro From Confiscating Sao Paulo Supplies
telesurenglish.net | 2021-01-08
Brazil's Federal Supreme Court (STF) Judge Ricardo Lewandowski on Friday issued a ruling to prevent President Jair Bolsonaro's administration from confiscating needles, syringes, and other medical supplies that the Sà£o Paulo government bought for its immunization plan. | RELATED: | Brazil: Bolsonaro Cancels Purchase of Syringes for Vaccination | The legal action was filed shortly after the federal government requested the delivery of the supplies purchased by Governor Joa…

Colombia: Over 28,500 People Forced to Displace Over Violence
telesurenglish.net | 2021-01-08
The Ombudsman's Office on Thursday reported that over 28,500 Colombians were forced to displace from their homes in 2020 due to violence. | RELATED: | Seven Killed in Colombia's 60th Massacre of 2020 | "Forced displacement is a frequent phenomenon, but the government shows no concern. The victims have no support to restore their rights," Ombudsman Carlos Camargo said, adding that thousands of people live in doorways or makeshift shelters without the necessary health conditions. | The displace…

Peru Identifies the First Case of the New Sars-Cov-2 Mutation
telesurenglish.net | 2021-01-08
Peru's Ministry of Health confirmed on Friday its first case of the new SARS-CoV-2 mutation. The patient, a woman who had not traveled abroad but did receive a relative over Christmas, remains in quarantine at this home. | RELATED: | Hospitals in Ecuador and Peru Collapse Due to Lack of Beds | The scientists have warned that the new mutation has a contagion capacity 70 percent more than the COVID-19. Nonetheless, the authorities remarked that the patient had shown only "mild sympto…

Hospitals in Ecuador and Peru Collapse Due to Lack of Beds
telesurenglish.net | 2021-01-08
Health authorities in Peru and Ecuador on Thursday reported a surge in demand for Intensive Care Unit (ICU) beds at their hospitals, which suggests that both countries are facing a COVID-19 rebound. | RELATED: | Cuba's COVID-19 Vaccine to Benefit Latin America, PAHO Says | "We have started counting them on our fingers," Peru's Health Minister Pilar Mazzetti warned, reporting that a group of experts believe the country is experiencing a second wave of contagion. | Hospitals' situatio…

Violence Grows High in Chile's Araucania Region
telesurenglish.net | 2021-01-08
Chile's Production and Commerce Confederation (CPC) President Juan Sutil condemned the violent events that resulted in the death of rural worker Orwal Casanova and a police officer in the La Araucania region on Thursday. | RELATED: | Chile To Condemn Murderers of Indigenous Mapuche Catrillanca | The Mapuche Territorial Alliance (ATM) noted that over 60 Police Special Force contingents were deployed in the Ercilla community to carry out what President Sebastian Piñera's administr…

Chile intensifies its war against the Mapuche people
Tanya Wadhwa | peoplesdispatch.org | 2021-01-08
On the day the verdict was announced regarding the assassination of Mapuche leader Camilo Catrillanca, police carried out a violent raid of 6 Mapuche communites and violently detained members of Catrillanca's family to stop them from attending court…

Peruvian authorities confirm police responsibility in murder of agricultural worker amid strike
Peoples Dispatch | peoplesdispatch.org | 2021-01-08
Since the beginning of December, hundreds of agricultural workers have been carrying out a strike demanding labor rights and better working conditions. Since then, 3 agricultural workers have been killed in various incidents of police repression…

Argentina: Lawyer Asks Release of Dictatorship's Hidden Files
telesurenglish.net | 2021-01-08
Argentina's lawmaker Myriam Bregman asked President Alberto Fernandez"s administration to declassify the dictatorship's secret documents to reveal more people involved in State terrorism. | RELATED: | A Court Convicts 16 Repressors of Argentina's Dictatorship Rule | "The secrets of horror are still hidden. There are military procedures or crimes still unknown, and new names to investigate," Bregman said and recalled that she has been trying to access these documents for years.

Brazil: Bolsonaro Cancels Purchase of Syringes for Vaccination
telesurenglish.net | 2021-01-07
Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro suspended the purchase of syringes destined for the COVID-19 vaccination campaign "due to a price increase." | RELATED: | Bolsonaro Loses Interest in Re-Election After Trump's Defeat | "The syringes' cost increased absurdly. The Ministry of Health suspended the purchase until their value returns to normal," Bolsonaro said. | During a broadcast message, the far-right-wing president minimized the pandemic's impact on the country and the need for syringe…

Possible Presence of UK Strain Puts Bogota on Red Alert
telesurenglish.net | 2021-01-07
Bogota's Major Claudia Lopez on Thursday announced that the recent increase in COVID-19 cases has caused an occupation of 85 percent of the city's Intensive Care Units (ICU), which made her declare a red alert. | RELATED: | Colombia Sets Protocol Against Police Brutality | "British strain is already circulating in the capital city," she said and attributed that presence to the people who arrived in the country from abroad since mid-December. | Lopez acknowledged that local health authorities…

Colombia Sets Protocol Against Police Brutality
telesurenglish.net | 2021-01-07
President Ivan Duque's administration approved a new protocol setting out the conduct to be followed by Colombian police forces while controlling protests. | RELATED: | Colombia: Former Attorney General Linked to Corruption Scandal | The protocol responds to a ruling by the Supreme Court that condemned the "systematic, violent, arbitrary and disproportionate" use of force by the police. Establishing the obligation to report acts of violence committed by police officers, the pr…

PDF of January 7 issue
Workers World Party | workers.org | 2021-01-07
Download the 12-page PDF. Alabama prisons: ON STRIKE! 'Relief' bill offers little; Outrage at year's end; Workers as 'contractors'; Massive hack; Historic postal strike; Editorial: COVID unpreparedness. GLOBAL: Cuban and Haitian revolutions; Brexit crisis; Long live DPRK; Argentina: abortion rights victory. TEAR DOWN THE WALLS: Exonerate Mumia! Letter from Pennsylvania . . . | Continue reading PDF of January 7 issue at Workers.org

Ecuador To Receive 50,000 Doses of Pfizer Vaccine
telesurenglish.net | 2021-01-07
Ecuador's authorities Wednesday announced the country bought 50,000 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine developed by Pfizer and its partner BioNTech. | RELATED: | Ecuador: Police Crack Down On Peaceful Protest in Quito | The doses will arrive in the country on January 18. The vaccination campaign will start with health workers who assist COVID-19 patients. | The military, police, the elderly who are in public nursing homes, and their workers will also receive Pfizer doses as part of the vaccinatio…

UK Judge Justifies CIA Spying On Assange
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2021-01-07
The British judge ruling in the US government's extradition case 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 originated with a security firm that was spying on Assange for the CIA — and which is now facing prosecution in Spain for illegal activity. | While the UK judge ultimately decided not to extradite Assange, citing his deteriorating mental health and the likeli…

Chile To Condemn Murderers of Indigenous Mapuche Catrillanca
telesurenglish.net | 2021-01-07
A Court in Angol city on Thursday is set to hand over its verdict on the murder of the Indigenous Mapuche community member Camilo Catrillanca, aged 24, who was killed by Special Police Operations Group officers (GOPE) in 2018. | RELATED: | Chile: Court Rules Out a Claim Against Feminist Group Las Tesis | The Prosecutor's Office asked for a 19-year in prison sentence for former GOPER sergeant Carlos Alarcon who was accused of both Catrillanca's assassination and the attempted m…