Daily News Digest January 5, 2022
Humanity Will Not be Covid Free, Until the Vaccines are Free For the Whole World!
Images of the Day:
Rewriting History: The Slavery Chapter
Daily Math ClassAnother Example Capitalism as a Failed System: World Capilalism Ws Aware of the Danger of Cornovavirus Threat Over 5 Years Ago and Did Nothing!: Under Capitalism — Human Lives Don’t Matter Capitalism Does Not, and Never Has, Worked for the Masses! In Its Death Agony, Capitalism Is Traveling About The World Like The Four Horsemen of the The Apocalypse, Spreading Racism, War, Famine, Pestilence, and Death. The future of Humanity Is Now At stake!Since World War I, ‘the war to end all wars’, there have been perpetual wars for perpetual peace, this Laura Gray’s cartoon from the front page of The Militant August 18, 1945, Under the Banner Headline: “There Is No Peace”, is Still True for Today’s World!During This Economic Crisis, Capitalism’s Three-Point Political Program: 1.Austerity,2. Scapegoat Blacks, Minorities, and ‘Illegal’ Immigrants for Unemployment, and 3. The Iron Heel! For Decades, Blacks Have Been Subjected to The Iron Heel! Currently, the US Capitalist Class is Divided Over When — Not If, to Apply It to Everyone!
Due to Years of Austerity, Cuts to Public Health Care, And An Anti-Science and Profiteering President, The United States Now Leads the World In Coronavirus Cases and Deaths in the World!
Always Remember: That President Obama, With a Majority Democrat Legislature Supported the Wall Street Bailout and Remember, That he Established, in writing, the United States Capitalist Austerity Program. — The Race to the Bottom/Pauperization of the 99%!
Democracy?: As the Capitalist Robber Barons Steal from the 99%, Only the 1% Voted For Austerity! The 99% Should Decide On Austerity — Not Just The 1% Who, Profit From Austerity!! Under Austerity, All of the World Will Eventually Be Pauperized, Humbled, and Desecrated Like Greece and Puerto Rico.! Socialism Means True Democracy, that the 99% Will Rule, Not the Few!
Quotes of the Day:
From Another Nuclear Fusion Folly: Billions Already Spent on ‘Energy Pipedream’: Nuclear Free Local Authorities (NFLA) has rarely commented on nuclear fusion, given such energy projects have yet to be commercially realised. All have foundered around the complex challenges in developing such technology, many of which in the third decade of the 21st century remain unsolved. n summary, to date, none of the experimental reactors in operation have produced more energy than was put into them. However, given the current UK Government’s declared intent to invest further money in fusion reactor development with the aspiration to develop a commercially viable design within two decades, it would be remiss of NFLA not to comment on this consultation. Operating a fusion reactor presents many challenges and risks. In response to concerns expressed by member authorities, the NFLA itself commissioned a special briefing on this subject (Edition 62, published in September 2020) ‘NFLA New Nuclear Monitor Policy Briefing – NFLA Response to the UKAEA call for potential sites to host a nuclear fusion reactor in England’. The Committee on Radioactive Waste Management (CoRWM) has also recently published a preliminary position paper ‘Radioactive Wastes from Fusion Energy’ (6 December).
Videos of the Day:
Trauma & Transformation in an American Prison, Part 1
Trauma & Transformation in an American Prison, Part 2
The United States is not a Democracy (A government in which the supreme power is vested in the people and exercised by them directly)! Only the 1%, through their ownership of the Reublicrats and who profit from war and the war budget, vote for War and the war budget — A policy, which Gore Vidal called a Perpetual War for Perpetual Peace. — The 99% Should Decide On War — Not Just The 1% Who Profit From War! Under a Democracy, The 99% would have the right to vote on the policy of Perpetual War for Perpetual Peace! The United States takes from the poor and gives to the Rich. Rax the Rich! — They Can Afford To Pay
Laura Gray Cartoon From November 16, 1946, Depicting the Interchangeability of tthe Two Capitalist Parties. Things Have Not Changed!Willingness to publicly endorse the Big Lie has become a litmus test of Republican loyalty to Mr. Trump. — Calling Trump ‘Just a Warm-Up Act,’ Professor Warns of Democratic Collapse in US
Advocating Open 1% Dictatorial Rule!: Major Corporations Have ‘Broken Promises and Funded Seditionists’ Since Jan. 6, Reports Reveal One critic said continuing to give to lawmakers “who tried to overthrow the will of the people makes clear that these companies were never committed to standing up for democracy in the first place.” The government watchdog group Accountable.US released an interactive report entitled In Bad Company, which focuses on 20 Fortune 500 companies and 10 industry groups that have contributed over $3.3 million to the eight senators and 139 representatives collectively dubbed the “Sedition Caucus” since a right-wing mob stormed the Capitol last year.
When Drone Warfare is Terrorism The myth of “precision” weapons and “precise” strikes. On Aug. 29, 2021, a US drone strike killed 10 civilians in Afghanistan, including seven children. On Nov. 13, 2021, the New York Times reported on the cover-up of a 2019 air strike in Syria that killed over 50 civilians. Yet, the recent media coverage of these strikes is the exception rather than the norm. Instead, the thousands of civilian deaths and injuries caused by the US drone war over the last two decades have been largely ignored: There have been no mass protests in the streets, and little to no political and public pressure to end the use of drones. Instead, from its inception, drone warfare has been defended as professional, efficient, and precise. President Barack Obama described drone strikes as “precise, precision strikes against al-Qaida and their affiliates,” and President Joe Biden defended the use of drones as part of an ongoing “unforgiving, targeted, precise strategy” to fight terrorism. Because of this supposed ability to precisely target combatants, drones are portrayed as weapons that allow war to be fought more justly. This portrayal of drones as precision weapons that can discriminate between combatants and non-combatants, however, obscures how drone warfare can itself be terrorism.
The Other Drone Casualties: The Whistleblowers Who Tried to Stop It The United States continues to play prosecutor, judge, jury, and executioner of anyone on the planet. Despite a decade of air carnage, the only person in prison is the man who exposed it. The New York Times’ investigation into the Pentagon’s civilian casualty files is some of the most important journalism in the War on Terror. It methodically and thoroughly picks apart the layers of lies around drone warfare and proves that the few examples of civilian casualties that have been investigated previously were not one-off mistakes. Unfortunately, this reporting comes too late for the civilians in Afghanistan, Iraq, and Syria who bore the brunt of the brutal air campaigns.
700,000 US Teens Navigate School Without Family Support or Permanent Housing About 700,000 of the nation’s 4.2 million homeless youth are living on their own, unaccompanied by a parent or guardian. The National Conference of State Legislatures estimates that 700,000 of the nation’s 4.2 million homeless youth are unaccompanied by a parent or guardian: 1 in 10 young adults between 18 and 25, and one in 30 aged 13 to 17. More than a quarter (27 percent) identify as queer, with LGBTQIA+ youth of color experiencing higher rates of homelessness than other populations. What’s more, according to the National Alliance to End Homelessness, more than half of unaccompanied homeless youth are under 18 and sleep outside, in a car or in another place not meant for
The United States of Differed Maintenance and Crumbling Infrastructure!: Broken Sewer Line Spills Millions of Gallons of Waste Into Streets of California City Just months after the town was plagued by noxious odors from a chemical spill, residents are inundated again A large cleanup effort is under way in Los Angeles county after an estimated 8.5m gallons of raw sewage flooded through a neighborhood in the city of Carson, closing beaches and leaving toilet paper, feces and toxic residue strewn across nearby streets and sidewalks.Environment:
US Military Pollution: The World’s Biggest Climate Change Enabler: Progressive Leaders Demand Closure of Toxic Navy Facility in Hawaii What’s happening at the U.S. military’s Red Hill facility is being called a “crime of historic proportions.” A coalition of eminent progressives from across the globe—including environmentalist Naomi Klein and intellectual Noam Chomsky—demanded Tuesday that the U.S. Navy immediately shutter its aging Red Hill facility in Honolulu, Hawaii, where a major fuel leak has contaminated local drinking water and displaced thousands of residents. In a new open letter, members of the Progressive International Council noted that since its construction in the 1940s, the Red Hill Underground Fuel Storage Facility has “leaked at least 180,000 gallons of petroleum-based fuel into the soils and waters of the island,” and “nearly 200 million gallons still remain in the leaking underground tanks.”
Ecosocialism or Ecocide!
Paradise Lost in Greater Yellowstone? Although the Forest Service considered a no-grazing alternative, it chose Alternative 3, which EXPANDS total acres open to livestock grazing over the present situation, requires costly “range improvements” like pipelines, fencing, and other taxpayer-funded development to mitigate livestock impacts—all to permit the continued use of public lands for the private profit of local ranchers. These allotments just north of Yellowstone National Park play an essential role in sustaining the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem. Continued livestock grazing on these allotments will potentially impact the region’s wildlife, vegetation, soil, and water.
Civil Rights/Black Liberation:
Capitol Rioter Admits False Statements to FBI, But Prosecutors Haven’t Charged Him With A Felony The Justice Department frequently charges Muslims with felonies for making false statements to federal agents. According to a review of court records by The Intercept in collaboration with the Prosecution Project, Grace is one of 707 Americans charged in federal court in the District of Columbia with crimes related to the January 6 riot, during which five people died. As with 316 of those criminal defendants, or 45 percent of the total, Grace faces only misdemeanor charges for his part in a violent mob that overran barricades and killed and injured police officers at the Capitol as part of an effort to stop the certification of Joe Biden’s election as president.
Redditors Raged Against the News Blackout of the Fed’s Bailout – Then All Hell Broke Loose When They Learned the Wall Street Banks Literally Own the New York Fed! We were attempting to hold the Fed, Big Media, and the Wall Street megabanks accountable with our article yesterday on mainstream media’s news blackout of the Fed’s release of the names of the Wall Street trading houses that got $4.5 trillion in cumulative repo loans from the Fed in the last quarter of 2019 – long before the first case of COVID-19 was reported in the U.S. on January 20, 2020. (The full tally came to $11.23 trillion in cumulative repo loans from September 17, 2019 through July 2, 2020.) But when a Reddit group that calls itself “Superstonk” spotted our article and posted it in their comment section, our website got caught in the crosshairs. The traffic to our article was so heavy at times that our website couldn’t be accessed from either a laptop or a cell phone.
Education, Health, Science, and Welfare:
The government of the United States can pass laws in a few days to spend tens of trillions of dollars for war and the bailout of Wall Street and the bankers. Yet, those who pass universal healthcare for themselves, but they cannot spend even one trillion dollars for universal health for those who are ‘governed’! This is what is considered, by the powers to be, a democracy and part of the democratic way. — Roland Sheppard, Let the People Vote on Healthcare
Expect an ‘Unprecedented Number of Social Disruptions’ Amid Omicron Surge: Health Experts With infections spreading like wildfire and pediatric hospitalizations for Covid-19 at an all-time high, U.S. Education Secretary Miguel Cardona admitted that there will be “bumps in the road” as schools attempt to reopen this week. “We are going to see the number of cases in this country rise so dramatically, we are going to have a hard time keeping everyday life.