Daily Archives: October 10, 2021

2021-10-10: News Headlines

Marjorie Cohn (2021-10-10). Biden Tells Supreme Court That Publicly Documented Torture Is a State Secret. zcomm.org This case is a pivotal test of the willingness of the Supreme Court to check and balance the executive when it perpetrates torture and other war crimes in its "war on terror"

Jonathan Cook (2021-10-10). Haugen isn't really a 'Facebook whistleblower'. zcomm.org And it's dangerous to imagine she is…

Kit Klarenberg (2021-10-10). Bellingcat funded by US and UK intelligence contractors that aided extremists in Syria. thegrayzone.com Supposedly "independent" website Bellingcat raked in money from scandal-ridden Western intelligence firms that wreaked havoc — and reaped massive profits — in Syria. Since its launch in July 2014, the self-styled open-source investigations website Bellingcat has cemented itself as a darling of mainstream Western media, with its dives into alleged Syrian government chemical weapon attacks and Russian intelligence operations showered with praise, puff pieces, and glitzy awards. While vehemently insisting that it is independent of government influence, Bellingcat is funded …

Foreign Policy in Focus (2021-10-10). Collective Punishment as War Crime: 90% of Afghan Families Lack enough Food because the West is Punishing the Taliban. juancole.com By John Sifton | — ( Foreign Policy in Focus ) — Afghanistan's humanitarian situation is spiraling into catastrophe. Millions of Afghans are now facing severe economic stress and food insecurity in the wake of the Taliban's August takeover, set off by widespread lost income, cash shortages, and rising food costs. Officials with the UN …

Editor2 (2021-10-10). China Urges US to Reveal Details About Incident With Nuclear Sub in Int'l Indo-Pacific Waters. orinocotribune.com On 2 October a US Navy nuclear-powered submarine stuck an object while operating in international waters in the Indo-Pacific region. | On 2 October a US Navy nuclear-powered submarine stuck an object while operating in international waters in the Indo-Pacific region. | China is deeply concerned about the incident with the US nuclear submarine in the international waters of the Indo-Pacific region, the foreign ministry's spokesman, Zhao Lijian, said on Friday. | "China is seriously concerned over this incident," Zhao said at a briefing. | Zhao Lijian stressed that the United States and other countries involved sho…

Jim McIlroy (2021-10-10). International peace activists slam AUKUS pact. greenleft.org.au An international peace webinar drew speakers and an audience from across the world who condemned the new Australia-United Kingdom-United States (AUKUS) alliance. Jim McIlroy reports.

Editor2 (2021-10-10). Puerto Rico: Resistance Against Luma. orinocotribune.com By Berta Joubert-Ceci — Oct 7, 2021 | A people responds when its tolerance level is exhausted in the face of injustice and abuse. That is precisely what is happening here in Puerto Rico. | So the struggle is not united? It's not energetic enough? It doesn't matter; what really matters is that pockets of resistance have begun throughout the archipelago and that progressive organizations, independence movements and people's struggles in other sectors are inserted to direct it towards a goal that advances independence and sovereignty. | Today the most crucial struggle, because it touches the entire population a…

Faiz Shakir (2021-10-10). America Is in the Midst of a Dramatic Labor Resurgence. zcomm.org As corporations fail to meet worker demands, they are increasingly encountering a labor force that isn't going to take it…

Zahra Mirzafarjouyan (2021-10-10). Gunmen kill at least 20 in attack in northwest Nigeria. en.mehrnews.com At least 20 people were killed in Nigeria's Sokoto state when gunmen attacked a market and torched cars.

sputniknews (2021-10-10). Plane With Bolivian Health Ministry Staff Crashes in North Killing 6 People, President Says. sputniknews.com MOSCOW (Sputnik) – Six people, including four specialists from the Bolivian Ministry of Health, were killed as a military plane crashed in the Amazon area, President Luis Arce said.

sputniknews (2021-10-10). Father of Pakistan's Nuclear Program Abdul Qadeer Khan Passes Away at 85, Reports Suggest. sputniknews.com MOSCOW (Sputnik) – Pakistan's renowned scientist who is considered the father of the national nuclear program, Abdul Qadeer Khan, passed away of lungs collapse on 10 October at the age of 85, media reported.

sputniknews (2021-10-10). China Decries 'Failed and Pitiful' Australian Ex-PM for Anti-Beijing Speech in Taiwan. sputniknews.com Speaking in Taipei City on 8 October at the annual Yushan Forum, a conference organised by the Taiwan-Asia Exchange Foundation, former Australian PM Tony Abbott delivered multiple remarks on Chinese Air Force incursions into Taiwan's air defence identification zone. The politician hinted that Beijing could intensify such activities soon.

teleSUR, JCM (2021-10-10). Carabineros reprimen protestas contra presidente Piñera. telesurtv.net En las manifestaciones se demanda el cese de Sebastián Piñera tras ser mencionado en los Papeles de Pandora.

teleSUR, him, JL (2021-10-10). Chilenos protestan contra Piñera tras caso de Pandora Papers. telesurtv.net Cientos de chilenos expresaron su repulsa contra un jefe de Estado porque presuntamente incurre en hechos de corrupción y de evasión de impuestos.

ecns.cn (2021-10-10). Chinese anthology film 'My Country, My Parents' hits North American big screen. ecns.cn Chinese anthology film "My Country, My Parents" opened Friday in a limited theatrical release in North America.

In Defense of Liberation! (2021-10-10). What is Imperialism and what can we do to stop it? anchor.fm In this episode I go into a discussion of the material and economic basis of imperialism as best as I can. I discussed briefly the historical development from early agricultural societies, to slave societies, to feudal society is, all the way up until capitalism as briefly and correctly as I can. I then discussed the "differences" between colonialism and imperialism, and argued that they are in fact two sides of the same coin. they both exist to exploit and oppressed the working people of the world, and they both do so for profits and power. Such is the capitalist, bourgeois system itself. This is why we need to…

Staff (2021-10-10). Venezuela Evaluates Traffic Light for Health Scheme to Allow Entry to Public Spaces. orinocotribune.com On Friday, October 8, the President of Venezuela, Nicolás Maduro, informed that a technological platform that would allow the progressive normalization of commercial life in the country during the pandemic, is being evaluated. This platform, called "traffic light for health," will make it possible to determine whether anyone who wants to enter certain public areas, such as restaurants, have been vaccinated or have recently tested positive in a PCR test. | At a working meeting in the Miraflores Palace, the president explained that this traffic light "will be green when you are vaccinated; yellow when you are not v…

ecns.cn (2021-10-10). China's biodiversity conservation efforts forge a thriving ecosystem. ecns.cn From five to over 50,000, the population of an endangered plant species endemic to southwest China has risen within two decades thanks to the country's efforts in rescuing living organisms.

Staff (2021-10-10). Colombia-Venezuela Border Reopening on Hold: Freddy Bernal's Latest Update. orinocotribune.com On Friday, October 8, Freddy Bernal, the head of the protectorate of Táchira, reiterated that the Venezuelan government has all the political will for the progressive commercial reopening of the Colombia-Venezuela border in a biosecure manner. | "We have all the political will, as said President Nicolás Maduro, for a progressive and biosecure commercial opening of the border," said Bernal in a video posted in his Twitter account. "We wait, with all due respect, for the response of the Colombian authorities. Facts and not words. Meanwhile, we go on working for the prosperity, unity and peace of the state of Táchir…

teleSUR, JGN (2021-10-10). Brigada médica cubana Henry Reeve recibe Premio a la Paz de los Pueblos. telesurtv.net Durante la pandemia de la Covid-19, más de 50 destacamentos médicos cubanos han colaborado en unos 40 países.

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-10-10). Sleep disorder linked to neurodegeneration aim of NIH-funded grant. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org International team seeks hidden signs of brain damage in REM behavior disorder ROCHESTER, Minn. — People with rapid eye movement (REM) sleep behavior disorder act out their dreams. While sleeping safely in bed, for example, they might throw up their arms to catch an imaginary ball or try to run from an illusory assailant. Such actions are more than just a nuisance. People with the disorder have a 50% to 80% chance of developing a…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-10-10). Mayo Clinic Q&A podcast: The case for continuing COVID-19 precautions. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org COVID-19 hospitalizations in the U.S. are reportedly dropping. While the news headlines are encouraging, the country is in its fourth surge heading into flu season and winter holidays. That is why medical experts are keeping their predictions and recommendations fluid. How the virus spreads depends on human behavior. "What happens is that people read the news and say: 'We're done. We're free. It's over,'" says Dr. Gregory Poland, an infectious diseases expert and head of Mayo Clinic's…

Noam Chomsky (2021-10-10). Farmers Fighting For India, Beacon of Light in Dark Times. zcomm.org The demonstrations by India's farmers are a 'model of struggle' across the world…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-10-10). Expert Alert: Advancing individualized medicine through genomics. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org ROCHESTER, Minn. — The virtual 10th Annual Individualizing Medicine Conference on Oct. 8—9 will highlight the latest discoveries, diagnostics, therapeutics and emerging approaches in the field of genomics. Attendees will hear from renowned experts and learn first-hand how individualized medicine is transforming clinical practice, research and education. Highlighted topics will include artificial intelligence, health disparities, precision oncology, microbiome, genomic clinical applications and challenges, and many others. Taking the virtual center stage will be keynote speakers Gianrico…

Anonymous669 (2021-10-10). Syrian Air Defenses Intercepted 8 Of 12 Israeli Missiles During Recent Attack On T-4 Air Base: Russian MoD. southfront.org The Syrian Arab Air Defense Forces intercepted eight out of 12 missile launched by Israeli fighter jets during the recent…

Daniel Ellsberg (2021-10-10). Milley, China and the Danger of Nuclear War. zcomm.org Gen. Milley's call to China may have prevented a near catastrophe, as happened in 1983 when the Soviet Union believed Reagan had gone mad and planned a first strike…

teleSUR, JGN (2021-10-10). Gobierno y oposiciones de Venezuela se reúnen el 17 de octubre. telesurtv.net Ambas delegaciones, en su más reciente reunión, condenaron los actos de xenofobia cometidos contra migrantes venezolanos.

teleSUR, JGN (2021-10-10). øCómo surge el FMLN en El Salvador?>. telesurtv.net El FMLN llegó a ser la primera fuerza política de El Salvador y gobernó durante una década (de 2009 a 2019).

David Swanson (2021-10-10). Harry Potter and the Secret of COP26. warisacrime.org By David Swanson, World BEYOND War, October 10, 2021 "Blimey, Harry!" exclaimed Ronald Weasley, his face pressed to the window, peering out at the swiftly passing countryside as the glistening red Hogwarts Express belched coal smoke into the sky on its way north to Glasgow for the COP26 climate conference. "If the secret that you …

MEE, agencies (2021-10-10). Yemen: Deadly blast targets Saudi-backed government convoy in Aden. middleeasteye.net Yemen: Deadly blast targets Saudi-backed government convoy in Aden | Governor and environment minister survive car bomb, but others killed near seat of Yemeni government power | Sun, 10/10/2021 – 11: 49 | People look at the scene of a blast, where the bodies of victims are covered with a blanket, in Aden, Yemen, on 10 October 2021 (Reuters) | At least five people were killed by a car-bomb…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-10-10). Mayo Clinic Q&A podcast: Vaccines and kids — what you need to know about COVID-19, flu. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org With flu season approaching, Mayo Clinic experts remind parents of the importance of vaccinating children for influenza and COVID-19 when possible. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends everyone 6 months and older get vaccinated for flu each year. The CDC also says people who are eligible can be vaccinated for flu and COVID-19 at the same time. Currently, children ages 12 and older are permitted to get vaccinated for COVID-19 using the…

Morteza Ahmadi Al Hashem (2021-10-10). More than 100 dead or missing after boat accident in Congo. en.mehrnews.com More than 100 people are dead or missing after a boat accident earlier this week on the Congo River in the country's northwest, officials said Saturday.

Anonymous669 (2021-10-10). Yemeni Agriculture Minister, Aden Governor Survive Assassination Attempt With Car Bomb (Videos). southfront.org Screen grab from a video released by al-Arabiya al-Hadath. | On October 10, Agriculture Minister in the Saudi-backed Yemeni government, Salem al-Socotri, and the Governor of the southern Yemeni province of Aden, Ahmed Lamles, survived an assassination attempt that left ten people dead or wounded. | A car bomb targeted the Yemeni officials' motorcade as it was passing in al-Mualla street the center of Aden city. Al-Socotri and Lamles survived the explosion. However, five people, including four of their bodyguards, were killed…

Rick Rozoff (2021-10-10). Lithuania: next major U.S. military base in Europe. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com Excerpts from an in-depth report in Defense One worth viewing in its entirety. ==== Is This the Next US Military Base in Europe? CAMP HERKUS, Lithuania…At this remote base, which opened in August and is now the temporary home of hundreds of American troops, government officials excitedly showed off the new 7-million-euro facility, which includes …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-10-10). Mayo Clinic Q and A: Elbow replacement. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org DEAR MAYO CLINIC: I have bad arthritis in my elbow. After several failed surgeries, I have been told that my only option is elbow replacement. I've heard others say that elbow replacements do not work. Does Mayo Clinic have experience with elbow replacements? ANSWER: The surgeons at Mayo Clinic are considered world experts in elbow replacement. Traditionally, elbow replacement has been reported to lead to complications more often than replacements of other joints, like the hip or…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-10-10). Mayo Clinic Q and A: Treating a rare skin disorder known as morphea. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org DEAR MAYO CLINIC: About six months ago, a large, white dent appeared on my left buttock. I went to a dermatologist who performed a biopsy. I was diagnosed with morphea and prescribed methotrexate. The doctor said the condition is not systemic, but that the drug could prevent future skin lesions and possibly cure the morphea. Can you share more about the condition, and the risks and benefits of the treatment? ANSWER: Morphea, which is a rare skin…

Sarah Hughes (2021-10-10). Two Thousand Hospital Workers Strike in Buffalo. zcomm.org Two thousand nurses, clerical workers, technologists, and service workers have walked out of Mercy Health in Buffalo, New York, in an open-ended strike over the hiring and retention of workers throughout the hospital.

Anonymous669 (2021-10-10). Libya's Joint Military Committee Approves Plan To Withdraw Mercenaries, Foreign Forces From The Country. southfront.org File image. | On October 8, Libya's Joint Military Committee 5+5 (JMC 5+5) announced that it had approved an action plan to withdraw all mercenaries and foreign forces out from the war-torn country. | The committee, which includes five members from the Libyan National Army and five from the government in Tripoli, met in Geneva on October 6 to finalize the plan with support from the UN. | "The Joint Military Committee has prepared and approved an action plan for the gradual, balanced, and sequenced withdrawal of all mer…

sputniknews (2021-10-10). Wrongfully Convicted Man Sues Police After Spending 37 Years Behind Bars – Reports. sputniknews.com WASHINGTON (Sputnik) – A man who spent 37 years in a US prison for rape and murder he did not commit is suing police officials and a forensic dentist involved in his wrongful conviction, the Tampa Bay Times newspaper reports.

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-10-10). Mayo Clinic Minute: What to do if your child has a bellyache. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Kids are back in the classroom, and a common back-to-school sickness is viral gastroenteritis, or stomach flu. It's an intestinal infection marked by watery diarrhea, abdominal cramps, nausea or vomiting, and sometimes fever. Watch: The Mayo Clinic Minute youtu.be/jwxQ2L4ZVXE Journalists: Broadcast-quality video (0: 58) is in the downloads at the end of this post. Please "Courtesy: Mayo Clinic News Network." Read the script. If your child is showing symptoms of a stomach bug, such as vomiting…

teleSUR- jaa, JCM (2021-10-10). Bolivia advierte sobre intenciones en el paro del 11 de octubre. telesurtv.net Jorge Richter afirmó que el paro convocado para el próximo 11 de octubre busca otro derramamiento de sangre…

Suzanne James (2021-10-10). Cate Faehrmann: Support the Voluntary Assisted Dying Bill. greenleft.org.au In part three of our series on the draft Voluntary Assisted Dying Bill (NSW) 2021, Suzanne James interviewed NSW Greens MP Cate Faehrmann, co-sponsor of the bill to be introduced by Independent Sydney MP Alex Greenwich. | Faehrmann gives an insight into the inner workings of the parliamentary machine, including: what happens between now and the final vote on the bill; what people can do to ensure their views are considered; and the underhanded tactics the far right have deployed in the name of the high moral ground.

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-10-10). The best medicine for COVID-19 is prevention. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, health care professionals have worked hard to develop treatments for patients, and they have learned to manage the risk of hospitalization and death from COVID-19.From protective measures to monoclonal antibody therapy and other treatments, Dr. Raymund Razonable, a Mayo Clinic infectious diseases expert, discusses the current treatments for COVID-19 and explains why prevention is the best medicine. Watch: Dr. Razonable discusses current COVID-19 therapies and treatments. youtu.be/TE0nH1u9kXo Journalists: Broadcast-quality soundbites are available in…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-10-10). Mayo Clinic Minute: Long-term survival improving for kidney transplant patients. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org If you're a kidney transplant patient, your chances of living a longer life are improving. That's according to a recent review published in The New England Journal of Medicine. It showed that the five-year survival rate of transplant recipients who received a deceased donor kidney increased from 66% in 1996—1999 to 78% in 2012—2015. And for patients who received a kidney from a living donor, that number improved from 79.5% to 88%. What's behind the…

Anonymous103 (2021-10-10). Twenty Years Ago: US Invasion Of Afghanistan. southfront.org Illustrative Image | Written by Two decades ago on 7 October 2001 the United States, backed by its close allies Britain, Canada and Australia, began a military invasion of Afghanistan in south-central Asia. The US offensive started with aerial bombing raids over Afghanistan's capital and largest city, Kabul, while American air attacks were simultaneously launched against targets in the country's second biggest city Kandahar, 300 miles south-west of Kabul, and Jalalabad…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-10-10). COVID Queries: The speed of vaccine development. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Q: How can I be expected to trust the safety of the COVID-19 vaccine when it was developed so rapidly? A: We hear this question frequently, and we can understand how it may seem like the development of the vaccine was quick. The speed was a result of many pharmaceutical companies simultaneously investing significant resources into quickly developing a vaccine because of the world-wide impact of the pandemic. The emergency situation warranted an emergency response,…

teleSUR- jaa, JL (2021-10-10). Represor de dictadura comparece ante Justicia en Uruguay. telesurtv.net Carlos Chaine Díaz actuaba en el Regimiento de Caballería Mecanizada nº 5 de Tacuarembó y fue denunciado como torturador activo…

Anonymous669 (2021-10-10). Greater Idlib: Turkish Military Established New Post Meters Away From Syrian Positions. southfront.org FILE PHOTO: Turkish soldiers seen at the border town of Akcakale © Reuters / Murad Sezer | On October 10, the Turkish military established yet another post in the northwestern Syrian region of Greater Idlib where several terrorist group are present and active. | The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said that the new post was built in the town of Afes in the southern Idlib countryside, only a few hundred meters away from Syrian Arab Army (SAA) positions in the town of Saraqib. | According to the London-based monitorin…

Anonymous103 (2021-10-10). U.S.-NATO Offensive Unravels in Afghanistan: The Longest Foreign War in U.S. History. southfront.org An 83rd Expeditionary Rescue Squadron airman observes a U.S. Army CH-47 Chinook at an undisclosed location in Afghanistan. IMAGE: US Air Force | Written by This article from 2010 is of greater relevance in view of the recent withdrawal of US troops from Afghanistan. | The Pentagon offensive against the Afghan city of Marjah was public-relations media hype from the very first day. The sole purpose of the offensive in Marjah was to convince the U.S. population…

Anonymous007 (2021-10-10). Military Situation In Yemen On October 10, 2021 (Map Update). southfront.org Click to see full-size image | The Liaison and Coordination Officers' Operations Room (loyal to Ansar Allah) reported 155 ceasefire violations in al-Hudaydah during the past 24 hours | On October 9, Saudi-led coalition warplanes conducted 13 airstrikes on the Jubah district | On October 9, Saudi-led coalition warplanes conducted 16 airstrikes on the Sarwah district | On October 9, Saudi-led coalition warplanes conducted 12 airstrikes on the Abdiyah district | On October 9, Saudi-led coalition warplanes…

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