2021-02-10: News Headlines

_____ (2021-02-10). COVID-19 And Democrats' Indifference Killed My Husband In Jail. popularresistance.org In February 2020, my husband, Nickolas Lee, was incarcerated in Cook County Jail in Chicago. The judge didn't offer him bail. So even though he was presumed innocent, he had to await his trial in jail. When the coronavirus seeped into the facility, he was sleeping in a dormitory with 50 other men, including those with active COVID-19 symptoms. Nick and the other men had no ability to social distance. Although the sheriff's office claimed to be "clearly leaders in the Country on dealing with the pandemic [sic]," Nick was denied even basic sanitary products, like sanitizer or a mask. He had to use his shirt to cove…

teleSUR (2021-02-09). Bolivia To Keep March 7 as Subnational Election Day. telesurenglish.net La Paz Constitutional Court on Monday ruled out a claim that sought to postpone the Bolivian subnational elections over fears of an increase in COVID-19 infections. | RELATED: | The appeal was filed on Jan. 27 by candidate Amilcar Barral, who is running for La Paz Mayor's office on behalf of the National Action Party (PAN-BOL). | Supreme Electoral Tribunal (TSE) President Salvador Romero argued that electoral authorities had approved…

WSWS (2021-02-09). Workers Struggles: The Americas. wsws.org Health workers struck and marched February 4 to demand the Bolivian government implement health measures, while 700 warehouse workers in Tolleson, Arizona, have voted by a 98 percent margin to strike over COVID-related health and safety issues.

_____ (2021-02-09). Tales Of Resistance: Why Do The Poor Laugh? popularresistance.org In the middle of the holidays, the pipes in my apartment got clogged for the second time this year. On both occasions water was scarce for several days, and when it did arrive it brought so many rocks that the flow got blocked. | I had no option but to call our "community plumber." In other words, a man that for the past 30 years has fixed issues with pipes in this building and nearby (and lately he's been as busy as ever). | We're talking about a good-natured fellow, a lovely guy, one of those who helps you carry bags, preaches about Jesus, sends his regards to the family and suddenly tells you, with a sweet smi…

John Whitehead (2021-02-09). Don't Impeach Trump. Impeach the Deep State for Its Conspiracy to Kill the Constitution. mintpressnews.com Impeaching Trump will accomplish very little, and it will not in any way improve the plight of the average American. It will only reinforce the spectacle and farce that have come to be synonymous with politics today.

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

Online News Editor (2021-02-09). Bolivia probes mysterious deaths of condors. laprensalatina.com La Paz, Feb 8 (efe-epa).- A team of veterinarians and biologists traveled Monday to a ravine in the southern Bolivian region of Tarija where 35 condors were found dead. The experts "will work at the site to take samples and identify what happened," regional Gov. Adrian Oliva told reporters. Other animals, including a goat and …

teleSUR (2021-02-08). Bolivia Investigates Killing of 35 Condors. telesurenglish.net Bolivia's environmental authorities on Sunday announced they will investigate the massacre of 35 endangered condors in a rural community in the Tarija Department. | RELATED: | The birds, which were presumably poisoned, were lying on the grounds of the Laderas Norte rural community. Preliminary investigations suggest they were killed by local hunters. | "We are facing one of the most serious cases of endangered spe…

R.R. (2021-02-08). Newsom, Stop The Executions! Rally & Caravan to End the COVID Deaths in Prisons. indybay.org Activists in Oakland caravanned across the Bay Bridge to San Francisco on January 31, calling on Gov. Gavin Newsom to grant the mass release of incarcerated individuals. They said that Gov. Newsom and the California Department of Corrections (CDC) are responsible for the deaths of at least 180 people in prisons since the start of the COVID pandemic.