2021-02-10: News Headlines

Labor Video Project (2021-02-10). Rehire the Namibia Rossing Miners! Letter To Chinese President Xi-Jinping. indybay.org Namibia Mineworkers Union Rossing branch union leaders were fired by the Chinese National Nuclear Corporation CNN in a major union busting move. They discuss the illegal actions of the CNN and the corruption in their own national union leadership and then read their letter to President Xi-Jinping. They called on him to rehire the 9 members and end the attacks on Namibian workers.

Kamal Iranidoost (2021-02-10). EU parl. official says Iran has not violated nuclear deal. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Feb. 10 (MNA) — In an interview with Al-Jazeera, Cornelia Ernst, the Chairwoman of the European Parliament's Delegation for Relations with Iran has stressed the need to resume talks with Tehran.

teleSUR (2021-02-10). Venezuela to Receive 100,000 Doses of Sputnik V Vaccine. telesurenglish.net Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro on Tuesday announced that 100,000 doses of the Russian Sputnik V vaccine will arrive in his country next week. | RELATED: | Once the first lot arrives in Caracas, the national vaccination campaign will kick off, prioritizing health workers who are on the front line against COVID-19 and the people most vulnerable to the disease. | The next to be vaccinated will be the country's t…

Aaron Maté (2021-02-10). For Russian leftists, Western favorite Navalny represents same corrupt elitism. thegrayzone.com Western politicians and media pundits portray Alexei Navalny as the leader of the Russian opposition. But Russian leftists see something quite different: a representative of a different faction of the Russian elite, who backs continued neoliberal policies and aligns with destabilizing NATO-backed actors. The imprisoned Russian anti-corruption activist Alexei Navalny has been held up in the West as…

_____ (2021-02-10). The Diplomacy of No Diplomacy. strategic-culture.org By Patrick LAWRENCE | A return to diplomacy: Let us hold this thought up to the light. Among all the promises President Joe Biden is going to break over the next four years, this will prove the most fraudulent and, in the larger scheme of things, the most consequential of his breaches. | As of last week, it is the crisis over the agreement governing Iran's nuclear programs that stands to demonstrate the truth of this judgment. On Sunday Tehran appeared to put the Biden administration on notice that it has two weeks to get serious about reentering diplomatic negotiations, after which time the shutter will come dow…

yenisafak (2021-02-10). Multinational military drill 'to give Pakistan diplomatic push'. yenisafak.com Hosted by Pakistan, a week-long multination naval exercise is set to begin in the Arabian Sea from Thursday, a move that could set the tone for its enhanced bilateral relations with many countries, experts said.Naval forces from 45 countries, including the US, China, Russia and Turkey are participating in Aman-2021 from Feb.11-16.Russia will join the military drill with NATO members for the first time in a decade, a development considered significant. The last time Russian and NATO naval forces took part in a joint exercise was at the Bold Monarch 2011 off the coast of Spain.Organized under the slogan, 'Together…

Phyllis Bennis (2021-02-09). Where is Biden's Foreign Policy Headed? zcomm.org Biden has appointed many old guard interventionists and new Cold Warriors, but there is some hope for a better Iran policy. Watch out for attempts by Israel to scuttle the nuclear deal…

Staff (2021-02-09). Between a Heating Globe and a Nuclear Conflagration, Can Biden Meet the Urgency? truthout.org If you live in California, you're likely to be consumed on occasion by thoughts of fire. That's not surprising, given that, in last year alone, actual fires

Ralph Nader (2021-02-09). Democrats Disarm Themselves Before Trump's Senate Impeachment Trial. counterpunch.org Donald Trump, has with luck, eluded the consequences of being a failed gambling czar with no respect for the law. But his luck has reached a new level with Congressional Democrats refraining from holding him accountable for breaking the law and violating the Constitution as regularly as the rising and setting of the sun for

teleSUR (2021-02-09). Iran Begins Sputnik V Vaccination Campaign Against COVID-19. telesurenglish.net Several doctors, nurses, and first responders were vaccinated this Tuesday with the Russian anti-COVID vaccine. | A vaccination campaign against COVID-19 began this Tuesday in Tehran with Sputnik V's application to the nation's health sector professionals. | RELATED: | The campaign to put an end to the pandemic in the Persian nation began with applying the Russian substance to prevent infection of the new coronavirus. | Parsa Namaki, the son of…

Alan MacLeod (2021-02-09). Facebook hires ex-NATO press officer and social media censor Ben Nimmo as intel strategist. thegrayzone.com Nimmo has previously worked for NATO and the Integrity Initiative, a covert UK govt troll farm. His move to Facebook suggests more censorship on the way for anti-establishment voices. This report was originally published by Mint Press News. Ben Nimmo, a former NATO press officer and current senior fellow at the Atlantic Council, has announced Facebook has hired him to "lead global threat intelligence strategy against influence operations" and "emerging threats." Nimmo specifically named Russia, Iran and China as potential dangers to the …

Caitlin Johnstone (2021-02-09). Democrats WANT To Lose The Midterms: Notes From The Edge Of The Narrative Matrix. thealtworld.com Republicans: Good. | Democrats: We hear you and we honor your experience. | ‚ùñ | The USA is the single worst human rights offender on our planet. The fact that most of its transgressions take place outside its own borders makes it more egregious, not less. So-called human rights watchdog groups which fail to acknowledge this fact are propaganda constructs. | ‚ùñ | By 2024 the only mainstream US political debate allowed will be about whether America should nuke Russia or China. | ‚ùñ | "Kindly let me help you or you will drown, said the monkey putting th…

Ragip Soylu (2021-02-09). Turkey proposes 'Greek model' to address S-400 missile crisis. middleeasteye.net Turkey proposes 'Greek model' to address S-400 missile crisis | Defence minister says Ankara doesn't need to keep Russian missile system operational all the time in an attempt to placate Washington | Tue, 02/09/2021 – 12: 02 | A Turkish Defence Ministry photograph of a Russian military cargo plane discharging the S-400 missile defence system components, 27 August 2019 (AFP) | Turkey signalled on Tuesday…

Ed Rampell (2021-02-09). 'Marble-ous': Russian maestro's masterful Michelangelo biopic. peoplesworld.org My father, Richard Rampell, was a photographer who used to exhibit his artsy black and white pictures in Manhattan's top photo galleries. Always a good provider, Dad supported our family by teaching at Boys High in Bed Stuy, explaining: "All artists require patrons. Even Michelangelo needed patrons. By working as a teacher, I can support …

RT (2021-02-09). 'Stop calling them the opposition': Russian Foreign Ministry says Navalny team are 'agents of NATO,' not legitimate politicians. rt.com The Russian Foreign Ministry believes that it is time to stop calling associates of Alexey Navalny the 'opposition', with its spokeswoman insisting they are better described as agents of NATO than conventional political figures. | "We should stop calling them the opposition. The opposition is something else," Maria Zakharova said on Thursday to Russia's Channel One. "They are agents of influence, and I will prove it to you now." | Zakharova recalled how key Navalny ally Leonid Volkov revealed last week that they would no longer hold demonstrations in the winter and planned to wait until spring and summer. Then…

Mehr News Agency (2021-02-09). British PM, German Chancellor hold talks on JCPOA. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Feb. 09 (MNA) — British Prime Minister and German Chancellor conferred on the Nuclear Deal in a phone talk on Tuesday.

Mehr News Agency (2021-02-09). Permanent exhibition of Iran nuclear achievements in Qazvin. en.mehrnews.com QAZVIN, Feb. 09 (MNA) — The second permanent exhibition of the achievements of Iran's nuclear industry was inaugurated in the presence of Ali Akbar Salehi, head of the Atomic Energy Organization, and some officials in Qazvin on Monday.

MEE staff (2021-02-09). Saudi Arabia says regional states must be part of Iran nuclear talks. middleeasteye.net Saudi Arabia says regional states must be part of Iran nuclear talks | Kingdom calls on international community to confront Iran but fails to comment on US decision to end support for war in Yemen | Tue, 02/09/2021 – 21: 40 | Saudi King Salman headed a virtual cabinet meeting on Tuesday (AFP/File photo) | The Saudi government has called for regional countries to be part of any negotiations over Iran's nuclear…

_____ (2021-02-09). New NORAD Warfare Strategies and Canada's Role in the Great Game Revisited. strategic-culture.org The future battleground which Canada is being prepared to set up is to be found in the Arctic, Matthew Ehret writes. | As relations between the USA and Russia continue to fall ever deeper into the abyss, and as China's Belt and Road Initiative continues to evolve deep into the Eurasian Arctic via the Polar Silk Road, a new era of potential for cooperation as well as nuclear war awaits humanity. The decisions made over the coming months will determine which of those two opposing destinies are selected. | For the time being, things are looking bad. | On February 5, 2021 the Canadian press was lit abuzz with the hea…

Online News Editor (2021-02-09). Start of Sputnik V vaccination campaign brings hope to Iran. laprensalatina.com Tehran, Feb 9 (efe-epa).- Iran on Tuesday started the immunization program against Covid-19 using the Russian-made Sputnik V vaccine in what was a major step toward containing a pandemic that has hit the country hard with more than 1.4 million cases and 58,000 deaths reported so far. This long-awaited step took place before a large …

MEE and agencies (2021-02-09). Iran begins Covid-19 vaccination campaign, says state media. middleeasteye.net Iran begins Covid-19 vaccination campaign, says state media | Last week the health ministry announced it bought two million doses of Russia's Sputnik V vaccine | Tue, 02/09/2021 – 07: 24 | A member of staff holds a vial of the Iranian-made "Razi Cov Pars" coronavirus vaccine during an unveiling ceremony at the Razi Vaccine and Serum Research Institute in the city of Karaj in the northern A…

RT (2021-02-09). WATCH: Fighter lands INCREDIBLE spinning wheel kick KO at Khabib's EFC 33 event in Moscow. rt.com Gergi Shakhruramazanov scored an explosive knockout to illuminate EFC 33 in Moscow as the promotion held a first event in the Russian capital since being acquired by UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov. | Russian featherweight Shakhruramazanov set up the finish with a brutal knee to the body of opponent Ali Dikaev before unleashing the kick which left him out cold on the canvas just under three minutes into the first round. | Shakhruramazanov improved to 10-0 with the stunning KO and was the toast of MMA Twitter after the clip was shared. | "Looks like Khabib made a good investment," read one reply…

RT (2021-02-09). EU chief diplomat failed in his plan to 'publicly flog' Russia during last week's trip to Moscow, says Foreign Ministry. rt.com The European Union wanted to humiliate Russia during High Representative Josep Borrell's visit to Moscow last week, but the bloc's plan spectacularly failed, according to Russia's Foreign Ministry. | "The task [of Borrell] was to carry out a public flogging, which, I think, they planned very carefully," the ministry's spokesperson Maria Zakharova told Vesti FM on Tuesday morning. "It was a cascade of topics: talks about rallies, talks about journalists, and making [Alexey] Navalny the main theme of the discussion." | According to her, the European Union's plans fell flat because the Russian side wanted "to dis…

yenisafak (2021-02-09). Biden to ask resignation of Trump-era US attorneys. yenisafak.com US President Joe Biden's administration will ask resignation of nearly all attorneys appointed by former President Donald Trump as soon as Tuesday, according to a report.Citing a Justice Department official, CNN reported that the process will be done with two exceptions.David Weiss from Delaware will remain in place as he oversees the tax probe of Biden's son Hunter. John Durham also will continue as an attorney to investigate the origins of the Russia probe, but will not continue as Connecticut attorney, according to the official.When Trump assumed power in 2017, he ordered the resignation of 46 attorneys appoin…

Mehr News Agency (2021-02-09). Leader's message signals long-term strategic Iran-Russia ties. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Feb. 09 (MNA) — Iran's Parliament Speaker said that the message of Leader of Islamic Revolution implies that the bilateral relations between Iran and Russia will be a strategic, deep and lasting one for several decades.

Mehr News Agency (2021-02-09). Iranian Parl. speaker visiting Russia's State Duma. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Feb. 09 (MNA) — In the course of second day of his visit to the Russian Federation, Iranian Parliament Speaker Mohammad Bagher Ghalibaf attended the State Duma of Russian Federation on Mon. and held talks with his Russian counterpart.

Mehr News Agency (2021-02-09). Tehran, Moscow thinking of 20, 50 years coop. : Ghalibaf. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Feb. 09 (MNA) — Iranian Parliament Speaker said that the Islamic Republic of Iran and the Russian Federation are thinking of a 20- and 50-year cooperation.

Online News Editor (2021-02-09). Nadal, Tsitsipas, Medvedev qualify for 2nd round at Melbourne. laprensalatina.com Melbourne, Australia, Feb 9 (efe-epa).- Spaniard Rafael Nadal, Russia's Daniil Medvedev and Andrey Rublev and Greece's Stéfanos Tsitsipas reached the Australian Open second round, while David Goffin of Belgium and Spaniard Roberto Bautista Agut did not make the cut. Nadal, the second seed, prevailed over Serb Laslo Djere 6-3, 6-4, 6-1 in one hour and …

oneworld.press (2021-02-09). The EU's Infowar Outlet Inadvertently Debunked Its Most Important Propaganda Point. oneworld.press "EU vs. Disinfo", which functions as the infowar outlet of the European External Action Service's (EEAS) East Stratcom Task Force, inadvertently debunked its most important propaganda point about Russia by drawing attention to the fact that publicly financed RT's Editor-In-Chief Margarita Simonyan has the professional freedom to voice views that differ from the Kremlin's official ones.

Scott Ritter (2021-02-09). In Confronting Russian 'Aggression', Biden Forgets He Is the Problem, Not the Solution. globalresearch.ca All Global Research articles can be read in 27 languages by activating the "Translate Website" drop down menu on the top banner of our home page (Desktop version). | *** | Joe Biden calls on American leadership to confront Russian authoritarianism that …

Dean Baker (2021-02-08). Intellectual Property, Inequality, and the New Cold War with China. cepr.net My diatribe in the Nation — the risk of a new Cold War gives us yet another good reason not to be fans of intellectual property.

Peoples Dispatch (2021-02-08). Will return to obligations under nuclear deal after all Trump-era sanctions are lifted, says Iran. peoplesdispatch.org The Biden administration, however, has refused to lift sanctions first and has put pre-condition of Iran's full compliance to the Iran nuclear deal before it rejoins it…

RT (2021-02-08). Russia's real pandemic death rate similar to US & UK: New official data reveals around 162,000 people died of Covid-19 in 2020. rt.com Around 162,000 Russians died because of Covid-19 last year. That's according to preliminary data from the federal statistics agency, which has revealed that the country's death rate in 2020 shot up by around 18% compared to 2019. | Rosstat said that approximately 323,800 more people died in 2020 than the previous year, around half of them due to Covid-19. | The data published by the agency is much worse than the figures presented by Russia's official coronavirus headquarters. According to its numbers, just 57,555 people had died due to Covid-19 as of January 1, meaning the country's real death count is almost…

RT (2021-02-08). Germany, Poland, & Sweden expel Russian diplomats in reciprocal move after EU officials accused of meddling in Moscow's affairs. rt.com Berlin, Warsaw, and Stockholm have each declared one Russian diplomat persona non grata in a coordinated response to Moscow revoking the credentials of their embassy staff over supposed participation in illegal opposition rallies. | In statements, both Germany and Poland criticized Russia's decision as "groundless" and "in no way justified," while calling their own actions a "response" to that move. Berlin

RT (2021-02-08). Russian LGBT network says two gay men who fled Chechnya now in 'mortal danger' after authorities arrest them on terrorism charges. rt.com Two gay men who last year fled Chechnya have been transferred back to their homeland and implicated in a terrorism case. Last week, they were arrested by police in the Russian city of Nizhny Novgorod and taken to be questioned. | ‚Ä®

Christopher Woody (2021-02-08). The US Is Sending Bomber Crews and Destroyer Captains North to Learn How to Fight in the Arctic. anti-empire.com The US military is getting more active in the Arctic, working with allies amid tensions with Russia. | US Air Force bombers and Navy surface ships have been an increasingly visible presence there. | The region remains one of low tension, but Russia and NATO are both wary of the other's activity. | The US military's renewed focus on the Arctic means more operations in a uniquely challenging environment, and its personnel a…

_____ (2021-02-08). VIDEO: Russian Covid-19 Vaccine Vindicated Despite Western 'Pandemic' of Russophobia. strategic-culture.org One would think that the mainstream media would want to help to save lives by highlighting some of Russia's legitimate successes against the coronavirus. But pushing an endless stream of Russophobia is clearly far more important to them.

_____ (2021-02-08). Dems Deride MTG for Supporting Conspiracies While Claiming Russia Was Behind Capitol Riots. strategic-culture.org By Alan MACLEOD | The House of Representatives has stripped new Georgia official Marjorie Taylor Greene from two committees over her history of promoting conspiracy theories. Congress took the highly unusual step today in voting 230 to 199 in favor of removing her from the education and budget committees, limiting her abilities and powers. In response, the 46-year-old freshman congresswoman Greene was a noted proponent of the QAnon conspiracy…

RT (2021-02-08). 'He choked on his blood': Russian UFC star Alexander Volkov reveals opponent was struggling to breathe after he 'smashed his face'. rt.com UFC winner Alexander Volkov has revealed how overpowered foe Alistair Overeem struggled to breathe during his gory defeat to the Russian on Saturday, absorbing dozens of blows to the head in a fight that put both men in hospital. | "The Demolition Man" sunk to the floor after copping more than a round of painful punishment from hard-hitting Volkov at UFC Vegas 18, when the Moscow-based powerhouse noticed that he had been trying to gulp down air as he bled profusely in the octagon. | Volkov admitted that he had been "shocked" by Overeem's first attack, adding that the well-timed early assault had not "shaken hi…

Mehr News Agency (2021-02-08). Iran, Russia doing research activities on COVID-19 jointly. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Feb. 09 (MNA) — Islamic Republic of Iran and Russian Federation are doing research activities on the novel coronavirus, COVID-19, jointly.

teleSUR (2021-02-08). Kremlin Ready To Mend Ties With EU. telesurenglish.net Russia is interested in restoring ties with the European Union, while it firmly opposes the latter interfering in its internal affairs, Kremlin Spokesman Dmitry Peskov said Monday. | Russia never initiated the decline in relations with the EU, Peskov told a daily briefing, stressing the need to build a partnership based on non-interference and respect for each other's interests. | RELATED: | "We are strongly agai…

_____ (2021-02-08). Collective Hysteria: Western Leaders Work to Alter the Definition of Reality. strategic-culture.org U.S. leaders seek to suggest that America still has the power to alter 'reality' to fit to its own exceptionalist myth, Alastair Crooke writes. | President Putin in 2007 (at Munich) challenged the West: 'We didn't. You did; You continuously attack Russia; but we shall not bend'. The audience sniggered. Now, speaking at (a virtual) Davos this last month, after an absence of twelve years from that forum, President Putin held up a mirror to the key 'influencers' of the West: 'See what you have become in the interim; Look at yourself, and be worried'. | This was not so much a be-gloved slap, prefacing duel-by-weapons…

teleSUR (2021-02-08). Iran, China and Russia Carry Out Joint Maneuver in Indian Ocean. telesurenglish.net "The next multilateral naval exercise will be held in the northern Indian Ocean in mid-February 2021," Russian Ambassador to Iran Levan Dzhagaryan confirmed in an interview with Russian news agency RIA Novosti on Monday. | The senior Russian diplomat has detailed that this trilateral exercise seeks to "work in cooperation in search and rescue operations and measures to ensure the safety of navigation." | RELATED: | T…

oneworld.press (2021-02-08). Balancing Regional Interests In Syria Is The Only Way Reach A Compromise Solution. oneworld.press Politically resolving the Hybrid War of Terror on Syria will involve difficult compromises on all sides, but this is only possible if each party acknowledges their counterparts' regional interests and Russian diplomats are able to successfully devise a creative solution for "balancing" between them as best as possible.

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