Monday’s news links – Jan. 24, 2022

Leonard Peltier Pleads For Help Amid Constant COVID Lockdowns In Prison HuffPost

The Native American rights activist, now 77 and ailing, says “fear and stress” from unbearable periods of isolation is breaking him and others.

‘A COVID breeding ground’: Maryland students stage walkout, demand virtual learning WJLA

Wages, prices, profits

‘That raise meant nothing’: Inflation is wiping out pay increases for most Americans Washington Post

Is the Plunge in the Nasdaq and Bitcoin the End of a “Superbubble”? NewYorker

Secret of ‘microwave weapons’ targeting US diplomats revealed Paul Robinson, RT

Honduras

Xiomara Castro Denounces Hijack Of Legislative Power teleSUR

Palestine

Israeli soldiers blindfolded and gagged elderly Palestinian American later found dead: Leaked report Washington Post

Ukraine

UKRAINE CRISIS: German Navy Chief Resigns; Britain Spreads Fears of Russian ‘Coup’ & Wider War Consortium News

UKRAINE CRISIS: US ‘Toolboxes’ Are Empty

The toolbox is empty. Russia knows this. Biden knows this. Blinken knows this. CNN knows this. The only ones who aren’t aware of this are the American people, says Scott Ritter.

Blinken Says “Too Early” For Russia Sanctions As Hope For Unified NATO Response Unravels Tyler Durden

Moscow: Kiev, West’s Provocations in Donbass and Attacks on Russians Won’t Be Tolerated Sputnik

Germany Breaks With NATO Allies to Rebuff Ukraine’s Pleas for Weapons Newsweek

Biden Weighs Deploying Thousands of Troops to Eastern Europe and Baltics NYTimes

UK sponsors deregulation of labour rights in Ukraine Open Democracy

China

US Pacific Commander Defends $27 Billion Plan to Confront China

The Pacific Deterrence Initiative calls for a ‘precision-strike network’ of long-range missiles around China

Fidel Castro on Chinese socialism (1993) Friends of Socialist China

Yemen

THAAD, in first operational use, destroys midrange ballistic missile in Houthi attack Defense News

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