Daily Archives: February 5, 2021

2021-02-05: News Headlines

Ralph Nader (2021-02-05). The Struggle Inside Senator Mitch McConnell's Brain. counterpunch.org Since 2015, Senate Majority leader Mitch McConnell has ruled the Senate with an iron hand, describing himself as "the Guardian of Gridlock." He was Senator "NO," except for confirming over 200 mostly corporatist federal judges. Now comes a new challenge for Mitch McConnell as he leads 49 other Republican Senators, twenty of whom are up

Tortilla con Sal (2021-02-04). Indigenous People and Justice in Nicaragua's North Caribbean Coast. telesurenglish.net Nicaragua's Revista Tortilla con Sal spoke with Loyda Martinez, Sole Local Judicial Authority of the Municipality of Waspam, Rio Coco, to learn how the Indigenous community of the Autonomous Region of the Northern Caribbean Coast (RACCN) is defending itself against the usurpation of its lands. TeleSUR shares the full interview. | RELATED: | – We would like you to explain the Indigenous people's property remediation process and about the cases you have…

Norman Solomon (2021-02-03). Don't Grade Biden on a Curve. counterpunch.org Unless consciously resisted, one of Donald Trump's lasting triumphs will be the establishment of such a low bar that mediocre standards will prevail for his successor. Of course, providing a clear contrast to the atrocious Trump presidency is irrefutably necessary — but it's hardly sufficient. To give high marks merely for excelling in comparison to

Ralph Nader (2021-02-03). The Struggle Inside Senator Mitch McConnell's Brain. commondreams.org Allowing the Trumpian half of his brain to overpower his judgment and vote to acquit Dangerous Donald would spell disaster for the Republican Party (assuming the Democratic Party doesn't go to sleep as it did after Obama's win in 2008). | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/views-article/thumbs/mcconnell_biden_0.jpg

Marwa Osman (2021-02-03). Kurdish Contras Besiege Al-Hasakah—MES EP.92. thealtworld.com The siege imposed by the Kurdish contras known by the name "Syrian Democratic Forces" on the neighborhoods under the control of the Syrian army in the cities of Al-Hasakah and Qamishli continues in light of the escalation of the suffering of the people and the faltering of Russian efforts to find a settlement that ends the siege and restore matters to their previous state. This situation is prompting scores of Syrian residents to walk great distances to bypass the SDF checkpoints especially after one Syrian security officer was killed by the Kurdish Contras in Hasakah city. | To discuss this issue with us from Pe…