The scenes in DC and outside state Capitols across the country were in stark contrast to the January 6 riots at the US Capitol. QAnon shaman Jacob Chansley, who stormed the Capitol building during last week's riot wearing horns, (pictured above) was among those arrested in the aftermath … [Read more...] about ‘What happened to the coup?’ QAnon and Co in crisis as Biden is sworn in without the violent Trump ‘storm’ they were expecting to foil handover at the last minute – as one lonesome MAGA fan outside NY State house holds out to the end
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Mining in Tkibuli: Death is never far away 'Nobody would work here if ...' Over the past 16 months, close to 20 people have died during various mining accidents in the Georgian town of Tkibuli. "If there were a chance to find another job in this town, nobody would work at the mine," says Gocha Gabunia. … [Read more...] about China: Trapped miner dies of head injury after gold mine explosion
Their fantasies were overblown, but not entirely baseless. In 1965, the Argentinian revolutionary Ernesto “Che” Guevara had waved an emotional goodbye to his comrade-in-arms Fidel Castro, leaving Cuba. He vowed to initiate a new phase of revolutionary activity, extending guerrilla warfare across Latin America. Che was killed while carrying out his mission in Bolivia in 1967, but the US by then viewed revolution in Latin America as an existential threat – recalling how Russian nuclear weapons had reached Cuban soil during the 1962 missile crisis. In a bid to strengthen anti-communist forces, the US pumped money and weapons to armed forces across the region, vastly increasing the power of the military within these states and eventually, as the American journalist John Dinges has written, ending up in an “intimate embrace with mass murderers running torture camps, body dumps, and crematoriums”. In the 70s, as rightwing military coups and state terror swept … [Read more...] about Operation Condor: the cold war conspiracy that terrorised South America
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A University of Oxford and Public Health England evaluation of the Innova lateral flow test, which is being widely used in the UK, found its sensitivity - the proportion of positive cases it detected - fell from 79 per cent to 58 per cent when it was used by untrained members of the public instead of lab experts. … [Read more...] about Travellers arriving in the UK may have to PAY for their own two-week stay in quarantine hotels under Australia-style plans in the pipeline