2020-11-25: News Headlines

Sameena Rahman (2020-11-25). COVID explodes inside prisons, but only guards to get first doses of vaccine. liberationnews.org Over the past week, 14,697 new cases of Coronavirus infection were reported inside of state and federal prisons — the highest level since the pandemic began.

Kester Kenn Klomegah (2020-11-25). Putin Talks Global Stability and Coronavirus Vaccine with Ambassadors. globalresearch.ca While receiving newly arrived Ambassadors accredited to the Russian Federation from different foreign countries including Rwanda, Gambia and Central African Republic, President Vladimir Putin stressed the importance of coordinating global efforts to ensure stability and halt the spread of coronavirus …

Thomas Klikauer — Nadine Campbell (2020-11-25). How a Turkish-German Couple Invented a Coronavirus Vaccine. counterpunch.org By now it is largely known that a Turkish-German husband and wife team are the frontrunners in the race to market a vaccine against the coronavirus. This is an extraordinary achievement for the Turkish-born Ugur Sahin who is the CEO of a German biotech firm called BioNTech. He co-founded the company with his wife and

Eds. (2020-11-25). Creeping fascism after the U.S. election: Trump's march to Gilead. mronline.org Phil Hearse responds to socialist critics of the creeping fascism thesis who put their faith in parliamentary democracy and liberals like Joe Biden.

James Bovard (2020-11-25). How Many Syrians Did You Vote to Kill? counterpunch.org How many Syrians did you vote to kill on Election Day? Thanks to our perverse political system, the answer will be revealed over the next four years if the Biden administration drags the U.S. back into the Syrian Civil War. But there are steps that Trump can take in his final months in office to

Stephen Lendman (2020-11-25). Neoliberal Janet Yellen: Biden/Harris Regime's Choice for Treasury Secretary. globalresearch.ca In response to her selection, the Dow topped 30,000 for the first time in market history. | The disconnect between equity prices and Main Street reality is stark. | Since valuations plunged last winter, they've gone hyperbolic to record or near-record highs….

Workers World Portland, Oregon, bureau (2020-11-25). Portland disabled Black Lives Matter protesters demand rights under ADA. workers.org A claim was filed in U.S. District Court here on Nov. 1 charging that disabled people are being denied their right to protest against "systemic racism" by local, state, and federal police agencies. The claim cites Section 504 of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). August 2020 protest. Joining in . . . |

Tom Clifford (2020-11-25). Xi Jinping's "China First" globalresearch.ca Tom Clifford reporting from Beijing | It isn't about what happened, it's about what will happen. Our time has come is the catchphrase, a rallying cry. The people are told they have been cheated. It won't happen again. We are the …

M. K. Bhadrakumar (2020-11-25). Return of Great Game in Post-Soviet Central Asia. globalresearch.ca The recent Issue Brief by the US-China Economic and Security Review Commission entitled

Kenneth Surin (2020-11-25). How the UK Became a Chumocracy. counterpunch.org Boris "BoJo" Johnson survived his bout with Covid-19 after spending time in intensive-care a few months ago. BoJo's survival notwithstanding, he's now having to self-isolate—again– as a result of meeting with a group of Tory MPs, many casual about social distancing and mask-wearing, who subsequently tested positive for the virus.

Editor (2020-11-25). La pandemia se eleva y la economía se afloja. workers.org Realmente es bastante repugnante. La burguesía calcula las pérdidas y ganancias con insensible desprecio por las masas que sufren tanto por el aumento vertiginoso de los casos de COVID como por el colapso del mercado laboral. Ahora, muchos de los que quedaron desempleados en la primavera se están quedando sin . . . |

WSWS (2020-11-25). Two Alabama teachers die from COVID-19 as governor vows to keep schools and businesses open. wsws.org Over the past two weeks, the rate of COVID-19 infections across Alabama has increased by over 50 percent, with educators representing a significant number of these cases.

Dr. Birsen Filip (2020-11-25). Cuba Successfully Halts Its COVID-19 Outbreak: A Reflection of the Socialist Revolution and the Legacy of Fidel Castro's Vision of Health Care. globalresearch.ca 'Private medicine grants privileges to those who have money to the detriment of those who do not have it and nothing could be more inhumane than that. It is unbelievable that rich societies that apply this and many other similar …

Bruce Lesnick (2020-11-25). COVID Economy: A Deliberate Disaster. counterpunch.org With nearly 12 million cases and a quarter million deaths in the US so far (over 55 million cases and 1.3 million deaths world-wide), the COVID 19 pandemic is ravaging civilization. The disease is on track to be the deadliest epidemic since 1918. The economic fallout for the working class has been severe. In the

Editor (2020-11-25). Crimes against humanity: We charge genocide! workers.org On Friday, Nov. 20, over 200,000 new cases of the COVID-19 were diagnosed in the U.S. — on that one day! Since the virus began to travel through the country in late January — at first undetected — over 260,000 people have died, and over 12,250,000 people have contracted the . . . |

Yogesh Jain (2020-11-25). How the privatization of medicine in India is accelerating its COVID-19 death toll. peoplesdispatch.org The COVID-19 crisis was an opportunity for the public systems to recapture their rightful position as the predominant health care providers in the country. But the public systems were unprepared for the task…

Danny Sjursen (2020-11-25). What President Biden Won't Touch: Foreign Policy, Sacred Cows, and the U.S. Military. counterpunch.org In this mystifying moment,…

Prof. Marjorie Cohn (2020-11-25). Biden's Victory Does Not Guarantee a Progressive Agenda. We Must Fight for It. globalresearch.ca Joe Biden's victory over Donald Trump is monumental. After four years of nonstop cruelty against workers, the poor, people of color, women, LBGTQ folks, immigrants, Muslims, the environment, the climate, and the foreign victims of Trump's bombs, we can …

Norman Solomon (2020-11-25). Hey Joe, Where You Going With That Pentagon in Your Hands? counterpunch.org By all accounts, the frontrunner to be Joe Biden's pick for Secretary of Defense is Michèle Flournoy. It's a prospect that should do more than set off alarm bells — it should be understood as a scenario for the president-elect to stick his middle fingers in the eyes of Americans who are fed up with endless war

Stephen F. Eisenman (2020-11-25). Trump Scheduled to Meet Devil at Manhattan Crossroads. counterpunch.org Return of soul expected, No change in U.S. politics anticipated Washington, November 24: Mephistopheles, the prince of darkness, announced today through his press spokesperson, Sarah Huckabee Sanders, that he would meet on Thursday "with his old friend" President Trump and return to him his soul. The transfer is expected to take place at noon at the

Howard Lisnoff (2020-11-25). The US Still Penalizes Thousands of Veterans. counterpunch.org The military has a very long history of denying veterans' benefits to soldiers. From a high of veterans granted benefits through the GI bill following World War II, the number of veterans who have been denied benefits beginning during the Vietnam War accelerated and reached new highs during…

Mehr News Agency (2020-11-25). Zionist army attacks Palestinians march against annexation. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Nov. 25 (MNA) — The Zionist regime army fired rubber bullets and tear gas at Palestinians participating in an anti-settlement and anti-annexation march in the Al-Aghwar area.

Mehr News Agency (2020-11-25). Bombings, minefield kill 29 in pro-Turkey north Syria. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Nov. 25 (MNA) — Twenty-nine people were killed Tuesday by explosives in three separate incidents in parts of north Syria along the border with Turkey, a war monitor said.

Mehr News Agency (2020-11-25). VIDEO: Russia thwarts ISIL attack in Moscow, detains one. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Nov. 25 (MNA) — Russia's Federal Security Service said on Wednesday it had thwarted "terror" attacks planned by ISIL in the Moscow region, uncovering and breaking up a militant cell.

imperial.ac.uk (2020-11-25). Podcast: Statin side effects, vaccine latest and pandemic politics. imperial.ac.uk In this edition: The nocebo effect of statins, the latest on Imperial's COVID-19 vaccine and a former PM talks pandemic.

Russell Mokhiber (2020-11-25). Liberals Economists and Corporations: an Interview with Evan Jones. counterpunch.org In the academic discussion of liberalism, the corporation is generally ignored. The character of the corporation is rarely up for discussion. It's completely absent in the entire economics profession. In political science, it is generally ignored. That's the take of Evan Jones of the University of Sydney Department of Political Economy. Why do liberals in

Binoy Kampmark (2020-11-25). Skewed Responsibility: Australian War Crimes in Afghanistan. counterpunch.org The Inspector-General of the Australian Defence Force Afghanistan Inquiry was always going to make for a gruesome read — and that was only the redacted version. The findings of the four-year investigation, led by New South Wales Court of Appeal Justice and Army Reserve Major-General Paul Brereton, point to "credible evidence" that 39 Afghan non-combatants

Steve Watson (2020-11-25). UK Supreme Court Judge Slams 'Totalitarian' COVID 'Control Freaks' in Government. globalresearch.ca A British Supreme Court judge has slammed the UK government as 'control freaks' for attempting to control people's lives under the guise of COVID, and labeled it "morally and constitutionally indefensible" to define what freedoms the public should and shouldn't …

RT (2020-11-25). Puzzling higher AstraZeneca vaccine efficacy for smaller dosage explained: It was reportedly tested on people only under 56. rt.com A seemingly strange phenomenon of a smaller dose of the Oxford-AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine being more effective than a bigger one is reportedly explained by it first being tested on a younger group. | On Monday, the pharmacological company

Luis Martin (2020-11-25). Whistleblower Maria Efimova fears for her safety amid threats and new arrest warrants. zcomm.org DiEM25, the pan-European movement and MeRA25, Yanis Varoufakis' political party in Greece, are calling on the Greek government to grant Maria Efimova asylum and protection…

Food Tank (2020-11-25). 10 organizations honoring Native peoples' history and future on Thanksgiving. nationofchange.org Food Tank is standing with and highlighting organizations renouncing the traditional story of Thanksgiving and honoring Indigenous communities.

South Front (2020-11-25). Video: Yemeni Houthis New Generation Quds-2 Cruise Missile Strike against Saudi Arabia. globalresearch.ca The Yemeni Houthis have fired their new cruise missile, the Quds-2, at a Saudi Aramco oil company distribution station in the kingdom's city of Jeddah, the group's media news wing announced early on November 23. A spokesperson for the Armed …

Binoy Kampmark (2020-11-25). Keeping the Empire Running: Britain's Global Military Footprint. dissidentvoice.org A few nostalgic types still believe that the Union Jack continues to flutter to sighs and reverence over outposts of the world, from the tropics to the desert. They would be right, if only to a point. Britain, it turns out, has a rather expansive global reach when it comes to bases, military installations and …

Dr. Jack Rasmus (2020-11-25). Behind the US Treasury vs. Federal Reserve 'Rift'. Just What is the $455 Billion? globalresearch.ca This past week the US Treasury and the US Federal Reserve Bank engaged in a rare public disagreement. US Treasury Secretary, Mnuchin, in a letter to Jerome Powell, chair of the Federal Reserve, last week directed the Fed to …

Mehr News Agency (2020-11-25). UAE halts new visas to citizens of 13 mostly Muslim states. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Nov. 25 (MNA) — The United Arab Emirates has stopped issuing new visas to citizens of 13 mostly Muslim-majority countries, according to a document issued by a state-owned business park.

Mehr News Agency (2020-11-25). US officials meet with Netanyahu, MBS' close figure in Quds. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Nov. 25 (MNA) — A Palestinian website reported a meeting between senior US government officials, a figure close to the Saudi Crown Prince and the Zionist prime minister in Occupied Quds.

Skyline Church (2020-11-25). Sunday 11/29: Transforming Gratitude to Service of Others – Sunday Worship Online. indybay.org Online via Zoom…

McEvoy Foundation for the Arts (2020-11-25). Tuesday 12/1: Abolition Then and Now: Robin D. G. Kelley and Isaac Julien. indybay.org Online via Zoom; via McEvoy Foundation for the Arts…

Dr. Rudolf Hà§nsel (2020-11-25). The Vicious Circle of Violence and Obedience: Exercise the Right to Individual and Collective Resistance! globalresearch.ca Throughout the history of mankind, the citizens of a people have had to courageously oppose tyrants of all stripes in order to fight for the freedom they deserve and not to be subjugated. Friedrich Schiller showed us this struggle for …

Mehr News Agency (2020-11-25). 9 power plants to come online by yearend: min. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Nov. 25 (MNA) — Iranian energy minister informed that 9 power plants will come online by the current yearend (March 20, 2021).

Graham Peebles (2020-11-25). Ethiopia: Death and Despair as Divisions Erupt Into Violent Conflict. dissidentvoice.org Grandmothers carrying babies, mothers, children, men young and old with nothing but the clothes on their backs are fleeing fighting in northern Ethiopia and making their way to Sudan, where emergency camps await them; according to the UNHCR 5,000 a day are making the journey. Ethiopians are killing one another in the Tigray region of …

imperial.ac.uk (2020-11-25). UK Spending Review 2020: Imperial experts respond. imperial.ac.uk Academics and researchers from across Imperial College London have provided analysis of the UK Spending Review 2020.

Mehr News Agency (2020-11-25). Khaf-Herat railway to come on stream in few weeks: Roads min. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Nov. 25 (MNA) — Iranian Minister of Roads and Urban Development said that Khaf-Herat railway between Iran and Afghanistan will become operational before the termination of the Iranian month of Azar (Dec. 20).

Wet'suwet'en land defenders (2020-11-25). Wednesday 11/25: Shut Down KKR Digital Day of Action — Divest from the Coastal GasLink pipeline. indybay.org Call, email and tweet at KKR all day on Wednesday. Let them know that their investment in the Coastal GasLink pipeline project is not a good one. KKR should divest now! | San Francisco: (415) 315-3620 | Investor-Relations@kkr.com | twitter.com/KKR_Co | [more contact info below]…

Mehr News Agency (2020-11-25). FM's assistant condemns Bamiyan terrorist attack. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Nov. 25 (MNA) — Iran Foreign Ministry's Director-General for West Asia condemned a deadly attack that killed and injured dozens of people.

Jacob G. Hornberger (2020-11-25). The Cunning Plot to Kill Kennedy. globalresearch.ca If anyone murders a federal official, you can be assured of one thing: the feds will do everything they can to ensure that everyone involved in the crime is brought to justice. It's like when someone kills a cop. The …

Dr. Rudolf Hà§nsel (2020-11-25). ‚ÄûDie Groàüen hà∂ren auf zu herrschen, wenn die Kleinen aufhà∂ren zu kriechen" Das Recht auf individuellen und kollektiven Widerstand wahrnehmen! globalresearch.ca Noch immer in der Geschichte der Menschheit mussten sich die Bàºrger eines Volkes Tyrannen aller Couleur beherzt entgegenstellen, um die ihnen zustehende Freiheit zu erkà§mpfen und sich nicht unterjochen zu lassen. Friedrich Schiller hat uns diesen Freiheitskampf gegen die Tyrannei …

Rosemarie Ho (2020-11-25). Bryan Washington on Fiction 'Outside the Bounds of Trauma'. thenation.com Bryan Washington on Fiction 'Outside the Bounds of Trauma'

Andrew Emett (2020-11-25). Fired police officer charged with killing unarmed man on video. nationofchange.org "Bayview residents deserve to know that law enforcement officers who inflict violence and harm in the community will be held accountable."

Amy Goodman and Juan Gonzalez (2020-11-25). As hunger soars across nation, US trade & foreign policy is also causing hunger across the globe. nationofchange.org Hunger was already at alarming levels in the U.S. before the pandemic, and it's only gotten worse.

Not My Dirty Money Coalition (2020-11-25). Sunday 12/6: Not My Dirty Money: Youth Power in Divestment to Fight the Climate Emergency. indybay.org Online via Zoom…

McEvoy Foundation for the Arts (2020-11-25). Thursday 11/26: New Labor Movements: Movements I and II. indybay.org Online via Zoom; via McEvoy Foundation for the Arts…

CFJPIME (2020-11-25). As Palestinian Refugees Face Severe Crisis, Canada Must Show Support for UNRWA. globalresearch.ca Canadians for Justice and Peace in the Middle East (CJPME) and the Coalition of Canadian Palestinian Organizations (CCPO) are urging the Canadian government to take action in response to the crisis facing the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for …

Mehr News Agency (2020-11-25). US impedes Iraqi MPs' access to assassin. report of Soleimani. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Nov. 25 (MNA) — Putting pressure on the Iraqi govt., the US embassy in Baghdad is preventing the Iraqi MPs to have access to the assassination report of IRGC Cmdr. Qasem Soleimani and Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis.

Mehr News Agency (2020-11-25). Turkey suspiciously boosting military presence in N Iraq. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Nov. 25 (MNA) — A member of the Patriotic Union of Iraqi Kurdistan party noted that Turkey is strengthening its military presence in northern Iraq.

Steve Topple (2020-11-25). Labour briefing the Sun drags Keir Starmer's week to a new low. thecanary.co Just when you think Keir Starmer's Labour couldn't sink any lower — it does. Because aside from the party actively shutting down its left wing, now it's also anonymously briefing the Sun. Tony Blair: can you hold Starmer's pint, please? | Everybody out: | It's been quite a week in the Labour Party. On Monday 23 November, left-wing members of Labour's National Executive Committee (NEC)

Kym Robinson (2020-11-25). The Australian Special Forces' Culture of Death. asia-pacificresearch.com

news.un (2020-11-25). UN officials denounce bombings in northern Syria. news.un.org Two separate bomb attacks in northern Syria on Tuesday, which reportedly left at least seven civilians dead and many more wounded, have been condemned by the UN.

Pip Hinman (2020-11-25). Knitting Nannas against gas call for 'zombie' PELs to be cancelled. greenleft.org.au The Sydney Knitting Nannas are calling on NSW MPs to support a bid to outlaw gas licences that have expired, reports Pip Hinman.

Mark Gruenberg (2020-11-24). Poor People's Campaign mourns COVID dead, demands immediate help for workers. peoplesworld.org WASHINGTON—Demanding justice for the living and remembering those killed by the coronavirus, car caravans organized by the New Poor People's Campaign descended Nov. 23 on Washington, D.C., and 25 state capitals to demand further financial and medical relief from top government officials in the nation's fight against that modern-day plague. "In their memory, we must …

RT (2020-11-24). Syrian state media reports 'Israeli aggression' near Damascus & in southern Quneitra. rt.com The Israeli military has allegedly struck at least two sites in Syria, including in the Damascus countryside and near villages south of Quneitra, Syrian state media reported. Only material damage was inflicted in the attacks. | Early reports indicate the strikes, launched early Wednesday morning, hit near the town of Jabal Al-Mani in a rural area around the Syrian capital, as well as the village of Ruyhaina located south of Quneitra, which straddles the border between Syria and the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights. It is yet unclear what munitions were used in the attacks or whether Syrian defenses attempted to…

Evelyn Leopold (2020-11-24). Biden is Facing a Showdown on Iran Sanctions. counterpunch.org President Trump has called the Obama-initiated nuclear agreement for Iran a "horrible one-sided deal" and withdrew from it in 2018. Except he really didn't. This past summer, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo began a series of appeals to the UN Security Council, saying that the United States was still a member of the deal, based

Andrew Korybko (2020-11-24). The Consequences of Ethiopia's Civil Conflict Will be Acute. globalresearch.ca The most intense phase of Ethiopia's several-week-long civil conflict appears to be drawing to a close after the country's national defense forces gave an ultimatum to Tigrayan rebels in the restive region's capital to surrender or face utter destruction, but …

Zoe PC (2020-11-24). Carlos Barrientos: There is rage on the streets of Guatemala. peoplesdispatch.org What brought over 500,000 people to the streets in Guatemala on Saturday, and why are people not leaving the streets after the controversial budget was suspended?

Peoples Dispatch (2020-11-24). Persecution of political prisoners and activists intensifies in Egypt. peoplesdispatch.org Imprisoned human rights activist Gasser Abdel-Razek has been subjected to cruel treatment in prison, claimed his lawyers. Meanwhile, on Monday, a criminal court in Cairo designated 28 Egyptians, including prominent activists, as terrorists…

RT (2020-11-24). Over ONE BILLION doses of Russia's Sputnik V vaccine against Covid-19 expected to be ready in 2021 as producer promises low prices. rt.com More than 500 million people will be able to take the pioneering Russian Sputnik V vaccine to fight coronavirus next year, according to is developers, who say the jab will be sold cheaper than those of its foreign competitors. | The drug will be produced not only in Russia but also by "leading foreign pharmaceutical companies" which have agreed to cooperation deals with the Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF). Talks with additional international partners are underway to further increase production capacity. | "Sputnik V will be two or more times cheaper than mRNA vaccines with similar efficacy levels," RDIF…

teleSUR (2020-11-24). Argentina: Defense, Health Ministries Ready for Vaccination. telesurenglish.net Argentina's ministries of defense and health are preparing for a large-scale vaccination campaign against the new coronavirus by planning the vaccines' cold-storage delivery and distribution. | RELATED: | "We have been working with the Ministry of Health for a month. First the ministers had a meeting, and now our teams are working together, coordinating almost daily," Defense Minister Agustin Rossi said. | To…

PAI (2020-11-24). Postal union leaders: Pandemic-driven mail decline emphasizes need for USPS aid. peoplesworld.org WASHINGTON (PAI)—The decline in money-making first-class mail, as businesses closed due to the coronavirus pandemic, emphasizes—again—the need for federal aid to keep…

sputniknews (2020-11-24). China Tests Millions for COVID-19 After New Cases Reported in Three Cities. sputniknews.com The first case of the novel coronavirus virus was reported on December 31, 2019, in Wuhan, China. Since then, the virus has spread to more than 200 countries and territories around the world infecting more than 59 million people and killing more than 1.4 million.

Jasmine Norden (2020-11-24). A new vision shows how we can support each other, rebuild the economy and save the planet. thecanary.co A research group is calling on the government to implement new policies to rebuild the economy after coronavirus (Covid-19). | The New Economics Foundation has unveiled a set of There are three main demands. Firstly, the foundation suggested guaranteeing a living income of £227 a week. It further recommended guaranteeing furlough for as long as social distancing is in place a…

Mehr News Agency (2020-11-24). Iran to be able to mass-produce corona vaccine: Pres. Rouhani. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Nov. 24 (MNA) — Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said that Islamic Republic of Iran will be able to mass-produce coronavirus, COVID-19, vaccines.

Kuehn BM. (2020-11-24). Hand Hygiene Gaps Identified. jamanetwork.com Hand washing or using an alcohol-based hand sanitizer after touching shopping carts, gas pumps, automated teller machines, and other frequently touched surfaces is a key strategy the CDC recommends to curb the spread of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). Yet a pair of surveys in the CDC's Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report found serious gaps in hand hygiene practices by race, age, and sex.

The Canary (2020-11-24). Nearly three in five support staff have seen coronavirus outbreaks in school. thecanary.co The majority of school staff have experienced coronavirus (Covid-19) outbreaks in their school since the start of the pandemic, a survey suggests. | School support staff said they felt "anxious" and "scared for their life" while working in schools, according to a report by the GMB union. | The survey of more than 7,100 support staff found that more than two in three (68%) said testing is not available in school for pupils and staff with coronavirus symptoms. | Nearly three in five (58%) school staff in England reported that outbreaks have taken place in their school. | The poll of teaching assistants, administrat…

The Canary (2020-11-24). Community mental health services are letting people down just when they need them the most. thecanary.co Experiences of community mental health services are consistently poor and the coronavirus pandemic will prompt a rise in people seeking help at crisis point, the care regulator has warned. | "Few positive results": | People reported poor experiences of NHS community mental health services relating to access to care, crisis care and support for wider needs and "few positive results", the Care Quality Commission (CQC) said. | Many of those receiving care did not always receive support for their physical health needs or finding advice on managing finances or employment, the regulator said. Significant propor…

RT (2020-11-24). Cool for Yule: UK's four nations agree to relax coronavirus restrictions for Christmas. rt.com Covid-19 won't become the Grinch that steals Christmas from Britons, as England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland have agreed to relax, for the festive season, the restrictions aimed at slowing the second wave of the pandemic. | Authorities in each of the devolved states had introduced their own curbs to tackle the spread of the virus, which has already infected around 1.5 million and killed more than 55,800 people across the UK. However, following talks between the leaders of the four UK states on Tuesday, they jointly decided to settle on a common approach for the upcoming festive period. | The restricti…

Staff (2020-11-24). Betting Pool? Tyson Managers Bet on How Many Workers Would Get COVID. Advocates Call It Grim Pattern. democracynow.org The family of a former meatpacker who died from COVID-19 alleges in a lawsuit that managers at a Tyson Foods plant in Iowa knew working conditions would result in illness, and even placed bets on how many workers would be infected. The family of Isidro Fernandez, who died in April, says the plant manager set up a winner-take-all betting pool for supervisors and managers to wager on coronavirus infections. Since the start of the pandemic, at least six workers have died and more than 1,000 tested positive for COVID-19 at the Iowa facility. Tyson Foods has suspended the managers involved in the alleged betting schem…

Rep. Ron Paul (2020-11-24). On Coronavirus, We Must Not Allow Politics to Dictate Science. globalresearch.ca In these past couple of weeks, two important studies have been published that could dramatically increase our understanding of the Covid-19 disease. Adding to the science of how we understand and treat this disease is something that should be welcomed, …

Eliane Brum (2020-11-24). Coronavirus report from Brazil: Yanomami mothers beg for their babies' bodies. peoplesworld.org The indignity with which the Indigenous people are being treated in the COVID-19 pandemic opened a new and appalling chapter in the Brazilian government's violation of the rights of its original inhabitants. Three women are living a nightmare for which it will be necessary to invent a name. They are Sanà∂mas, part of the Yanomami …

RT (2020-11-24). Commercial interests & Russia/West geopolitical struggle combine to make race for Covid-19 vaccines a new battleground. rt.com It seems that the struggle to find a remedy to deal with coronavirus is being overtaken by geopolitical rivalries and prejudice. Not to mention the commercial interests at stake in a market potentially worth up to $100 billion. | Another vaccine has entered the race to rid the world of the Covid-19 pandemic, but unlike the US version, when the team behind the British-produced AstraZeneca product announced its successful preliminary trial results, the company's shares plummeted in trading on Monday. | By contrast, US pharma giant Pfizer's earlier announcement, on November 9, saw stock markets around the world (…

RT (2020-11-24). Over 1 BILLION doses of Russia's Sputnik V vaccine against Covid expected in 2021 as producer promises low prices. rt.com More than 500 million people will be able to take the pioneering Russian Sputnik V vaccine against the coronavirus next year. Its developers say the two-shot jab will be sold cheaper than those of its foreign competitors. | The drug will be produced not only in Russia but also by "leading foreign pharmaceutical companies" who agreed to cooperation deals with the Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF). Talks with additional international partners are underway to further increase production capacity. | "Sputnik V will be two or more times cheaper than mRNA vaccines with similar efficacy levels," RDIF said in a st…

Rubin R. (2020-11-24). Study Aims to Identify Drugs That Could Be Repurposed for COVID-19. jamanetwork.com The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) recently launched a study to determine whether drugs that are already approved or in the late stage of clinical development might merit testing in larger clinical trials as a coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) treatment.

Andrea Germanos, staff writer (2020-11-24). Donald 'I Concede NOTHING!' Trump Retweets Utterly Unhinged Randy Quaid. commondreams.org In one tweet thanking the actor, the president says he's "working hard to clean up the stench of the 2020 Election Hoax!" | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Peoples Dispatch (2020-11-24). Second round of UN-sponsored peace talks between Libyan factions kicks off. peoplesdispatch.org The talks, which are being held virtually, aim to identify criteria for selecting authorities to administer the country till the elections. In the first round of talks, it was decided that elections will be held in December 2021…

Staff (2020-11-24). Top Campaign Spenders Won 88 Percent of 2020 Races. truthout.org As it has for the past two decades, money performed well this election cycle, helping candidates from both sides of the aisle win. Across the board, 88 percent of congressional races were won by the candidate who spent the most. | Historically, this

Dean Baker (2020-11-24). How Many Lives Would Have Been Saved, If We Had Cooperated on a Vaccine With China? counterpunch.org We know that Republican office holders are not allowed to say that Joe Biden won the election. Apparently there is a similar ban in place for news outlets when it comes to the question of the United States collaborating with China, and other countries, in developing vaccines against the pandemic. In recent days, there have

Jan Miyasaki (2020-11-24). Interview with Kevin Alexander Gray: 'It's Not a Sprint, It's a Marathon'. progressive.org Kevin Alexander Gray on the importance of organizing between elections.

_____ (2020-11-24). What If They Called An Election And Nothing Changed In The War State? popularresistance.org In this mystifying moment,…

Ashlie D. Stevens (2020-11-24). At Trump's final bizarre turkey pardon, his ongoing refusal to concede was the elephant in the room. salon.com The president talked up the Dow and made a racist swipe at the "China virus," but no mention of the transition…

CGTN (2020-11-24). China Lifts all Remaining Poverty-stricken Counties out of Absolute Poverty. dissidentvoice.org Southwest China's Guizhou Province says it has eliminated absolute poverty in its last nine impoverished counties, meaning there are no more counties listed as impoverished in the whole of China.

Peter Koenig (2020-11-24). China's Reaction to an Unannounced US Visit to Taiwan. globalresearch.ca Background | China has reacted strongly to a senior US official's unannounced visit to Taiwan, warning that it will take legitimate and necessary action according to circumstances. | The Chinese foreign ministry spokesman reiterated Beijing's firm opposition to any official ties between …

Caitlin Johnstone (2020-11-24). This Is Your Brain On Echo Chambers: Right Calls Biden A Xi Puppet As He Packs His Cabinet With China Hawks. thealtworld.com This is your brain: This is your brain on media echo chambers: Joe Biden set to appoint …

Sara Flounders (2020-11-24). Class struggle in China — How to deal with multibillionaires? workers.org "The Sorcerer's Apprentice" is an old story repeated in many variations, from Greek myths to a famous German poem by Goethe in 1797 to an Alfred Hitchcock film and several Disney versions. All variations deal with summoning or unleashing overwhelming forces that can't be controlled. In "The Communist Manifesto," Karl . . . |

MEE staff (2020-11-24). HRW calls on Saudi Arabia to reveal status of detained Uighurs. middleeasteye.net HRW calls on Saudi Arabia to reveal status of detained Uighurs | Aimadoula Waili and Nurmemet Rozi were arrested last week by Saudi authorities and risk deportation and torture in China, rights group says | Tue, 11/24/2020 – 20: 05 | Human Rights Watch has called on Saudi authorities to 'immediately disclose' the status of Hemdullah Abduweli and Nurmemet Rozi (AFP/File photo) | Human Rights Watch has called on…

sputniknews (2020-11-24). Azerbaijani Defense Ministry Says Army Entered Kalbajar District Left by Armenian Troops. sputniknews.com MOSCOW (Sputnik) – The Azerbaijani army entered the Kalbajar District left by the Armenian troops, the Azerbaijani Defense Ministry said in a statement on its website.

South Front (2020-11-24). Video: Armenia Is Trolling Russia, Digging Its Own Grave Around the Clock. globalresearch.ca As of November 23, the Russian peacekeeping force has finished its deployment in the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict zone, that included the sending 1960 personnel and 552 units of equipment. The total number of observation posts currently kept by Russian forces in …

Shatha Hammad (2020-11-24). What did the PA gain for resuming security coordination with Israel? middleeasteye.net What did the PA gain for resuming security coordination with Israel? | Activists say they expect the Palestinian Authority to crackdown on dissent, as Palestinians criticise a return to the coordination policy | Tue, 11/24/2020 – 14: 37 | Palestinian Authority security forces stop vehicles at a checkpoint in Nablus in the occupied West Bank on 2 July 2020, after authorities reimposed a Covid-19 loc…

Mike Pappas, Luigi Morris (2020-11-24). Capitalist Competition Is Sabotaging the Race for a Vaccine. commondreams.org The global race for a Covid-19 vaccine appears to be in its final leg. The research was publicly funded. But Big Pharma stands to make enormous profits, at the expense of people the world over. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

news.un (2020-11-24). 'Foundational and necessary change' needed to heal post-COVID world. news.un.org With the COVID-19 pandemic precipitating one of the world's worst health, socioeconomic and humanitarian crises in over a century, the UN chief told a high-level discussion on Tuesday to seize the opportunity "to make real, foundational, and necessary change".

WSWS (2020-11-24). A month after being hired at suburban Detroit Fiat Chrysler plant, worker dies from COVID-19. wsws.org Stevie Brown, a temporary part-time worker at the Warren Truck Assembly Plant, is the latest victim of the murderous policy of keeping the factories open even as they have become a major vector in the spread of the deadly disease.

Margaret Flowers (2020-11-24). The Imperative To Achieve National Improved Medicare For All. zcomm.org The majority of people in the United States support a universal healthcare system. The opportunity to win it is now because the recession means our uninsured numbers will soar and the current healthcare system cannot address the COVID-19 crisis…

Mehr News Agency (2020-11-24). Iran's daily COVID-19 infections exceed 13,700. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Nov. 24 (MNA) — According to the latest announced figures by the Iranian Health Ministry, 13,721 new COVID-19 infections have been confirmed in the past 24 hours.

Speak Out Now (2020-11-24). Saturday 12/5: The Covid Crisis: The Response in France (Online). indybay.org Online meeting, see website for details…

WSWS (2020-11-24). Boris Johnson announces end of national lockdown, prepares surge of COVID-19. wsws.org From Wednesday next week, all non-essential shops, gyms, hairdressers and other personal care businesses in England will be allowed to reopen, along with places of worship.

WSWS (2020-11-24). Chicago nursing home workers launch strike against poverty wages, lack of protection from COVID-19. wsws.org Nearly 700 certified nursing assistants and other workers walked out Monday morning for higher pay, more staffing and protections against COVID-19.

sputniknews (2020-11-24). Nearly One-Third of New Yorkers May Not Use FDA-Approved COVID-19 Vaccine – Survey. sputniknews.com In the early months of the COVID-19 pandemic, New York state, specifically New York City, became one of the top US hotspots that pushed hospitals to their limits and prompted the implementation of refrigerated trucks that were converted into mobile morgues to meet death toll spikes.

Patrick Cockburn (2020-11-24). America and Britain are big losers on world stage as they fail to control Covid. zcomm.org "It was clear that none of the great powers were looking to the multilateral system to provide an answer [to the epidemic]. As the death count rose, every country acted as if it was on its own, closing borders, stockpiling medical equipment, and introducing export controls."

sputniknews (2020-11-24). I Can't Keep Up With What's Been Going Down. sputniknews.com On today's episode of The Backstory, host Lee Stranahan discussed current events, including a South Dakota nurse's appearance on TV discussing COVID-19 and the Dow Jones hitting 30,000 points for the first time ever.

WSWS (2020-11-24). Workers Struggles: The Americas. wsws.org Health care workers in Argentina, hospital workers in Chile along with medical staff in Uruguay and Paraguay have conducted strikes and protests over inadequate government response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Chuck Collins (2020-11-24). Facing Holiday Rush, Frontlines Retail Workers Urge Billionaire Bosses to Share the Wealth. commondreams.org This essential workforce is hustling to help holiday shoppers while also organizing for hazard pay and other Covid-19 protections. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

_____ (2020-11-24). Interview With Striking Nurse In Philadelphia Suburb. popularresistance.org On Tuesday, November 17, nurses at St. Mary Medical Center (SMMC) in Langhorne, Pennsylvania, went on strike after management refused to establish safe staffing ratios to confront the growing numbers of Covid cases at the hospital. Left Voice spoke with Drew, who has been a nurse for three years and, for the last year, has worked in the inpatient Endoscopy unit at the hospital. He is a rank-and-file member of the Pennsylvania Association of Staff Nurses and Allied Professionals (PASNAP), which represents nurses at St. Mary, and has been on the picket line during the strike.

imperial.ac.uk (2020-11-24). World leading experts in health, science and economics discuss post-Covid world. imperial.ac.uk The world's leading experts in health, science and economics discussed…

Brian Shilhavy (2020-11-24). Law Enforcement Across the U.S. Overwhelmingly Refusing to Enforce COVID Orders — Will the Public Follow? globalresearch.ca As literally millions of people take to the streets all across Europe to protest new COVID orders as many face a second "lockdown" this year in the name of COVID, there is growing evidence that as states in the U.S. …

news.un (2020-11-24). Iraq: Continued international support vital amid 'multiple storms'. news.un.org As authorities in Iraq continue to operate "in the eye of multiple storms", international support remains essential for resolving ongoing political, security, economic and social crises, as well as the fallout from the COVID-19 pandemic, the Security Council heard on Tuesday.

AEFAFA (2020-11-24). Tuesday 11/24: COVID-19 in the Amazon: Stories from the Fronlines of Indigenous & Traditional Communities. indybay.org Online event…

B.N. Frank (2020-11-24). More New Wearable COVID Tech that Constantly Tracks and Zaps People. globalresearch.ca There seems to be no shortage of invasive technology being invented, deployed, and worn in an effort to detect COVID-19 symptoms and/or track people's whereabouts and personal encounters. Devices are being worn by

Ralph Lopez (2020-11-24). Chief Science Officer for Pfizer Says "Second Wave" Faked on False-Positive COVID Tests, "Pandemic Is Over" globalresearch.ca First published by Global Research on September 24, 2020 | In a stunning development, a former Chief Science Officer for the pharmaceutical giant Pfizer says "there is no science to suggest a second wave should happen." The "Big Pharma" insider asserts …

WSWS (2020-11-24). Australian university union blocks opposition as cuts to jobs and conditions intensify. wsws.org Every week brings new announcements of retrenchments as the managements exploit the COVID-19 pandemic to accelerate pro-business restructuring.

Staff (2020-11-24). Economists Argue to "Use Debt, Go Big, and Stay Big" With COVID Relief Package. truthout.org To forestall the nation's ongoing plunge into financial devastation as some crucial relief programs expire and others are

WSWS (2020-11-24). Why are millions of Americans traveling for Thanksgiving as the pandemic rages? wsws.org Even as travel this week is expected to decline from last year, with many citing concerns over COVID-19 as a reason to stay home, the movement of tens of millions across the country threatens to massively accelerate the spread of COVID-19.

Bryce Covert (2020-11-24). Despite the CDC's Eviction Ban, Thousands of Tenants Are Losing Their Homes. thenation.com Despite the CDC's Eviction Ban, Thousands of Tenants Are Losing Their Homes…

Bill Kitchen (2020-11-24). Will a Tar Sands Pipeline Become a Covid Super Spreader? commondreams.org From a climate perspective, a clean water perspective and a Covid perspective, Line 3 is nuts. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

commondreams (2020-11-24). Democracy 21 Calls on Democratic Representatives to Again Vote for the For the People Act in the New Congress. commondreams.org ______________________________…

WSWS (2020-11-24). North Carolina pastor who led peaceful march to polls charged with felony assault. wsws.org Three weeks after police assaulted peaceful marchers on their way to register to vote, the county sheriff's office announced felony and misdemeanor charges against organizer Reverend Greg Drumwright.

Labor Video Project (2020-11-24). Possible Trump Coup & Vermont AFL-CIO Call For General Strike with Vermont Fed Pres. indybay.org The Vermont AFL-CIO has voted to possibly calling a general strike to stop any coup by Trump…

Brett Wilkins, staff writer (2020-11-24). 'I Stand With the Amazon Warehouse Workers': Bernie Sanders Throws Support Behind Bold Union Drive in Alabama. commondreams.org "If Amazon workers in Alabama—a strong anti-union state—vote to form a union, it will be a shot heard around the world." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Eds. (2020-11-24). How Joe Biden plans to make the American empire great again. mronline.org Behind his rhetoric, Joe Biden will seek nothing less than global supremacy, escalating a new and even more dangerous arms race that risks the destruction of humanity, what he calls "decency" and "normalcy."

Julia Rock (2020-11-24). Joe Biden's New National Security Picks Are Very Troubling. globalresearch.ca Joe Biden's first national security hires have been consulting for defense contractors or working for industry-funded think tanks. The picks are of a piece with Biden's entire career of backing US imperialism rather than bucking it. | *** |

Joe Biden's early …

Matthew Rozsa (2020-11-24). A reliable pandemic forecasting model says cases will nearly double by Inauguration Day. salon.com As case numbers explode across the country, Biden is poised to inherit a drastically worse crisis…

commondreams (2020-11-24). American Sustainable Business Council and Social Venture Circle Look Forward to Working with John Kerry, Climate Envoy to the Biden Administration. commondreams.org ______________________________…

commondreams (2020-11-24). MPower Change Organizing Director Ishraq Ali Releases Statement on President-Elect Biden's Nomination of Avril Haines as National Security Advisor. commondreams.org ______________________________…

John Catalinotto (2020-11-24). Commentary — Active forces decide political struggles ‚àí battling #45. workers.org If the political struggle were determined simply by adding up potential forces, #45 would be meeting now with Joe Biden, and the two would be preparing the next capitalist administration of the U.S. government. Celebrations in Atlanta's streets over Trump's defeat, Nov. 7. Have no illusions. Both Republicans and Democrats . . . |

Finian Cunningham (2020-11-24). US Back to 'Normal' Imperialism. thealtworld.com The next US administration is taking shape with President-elect Joe Biden naming his picks to top cabinet posts and national security. It heralds a return to "normal" US imperialism and militarism. That is something to dread not celebrate, as American and European media would have us believe. | The incoming Democrat president, who is due to be inaugurated on January 20, is cheerfully

Stephen Lendman (2020-11-24). Big Lie that Won't Die: Russiagate Still Around. globalresearch.ca The scheme was cooked up by Obama/Biden regime Russophobes John Brennan, Hillary and the DNC — to smear Russia and discredit Trump at the same time. | It aimed to maintain and escalate US hostility toward the Russian Federation — for …

Kenny Stancil, staff writer (2020-11-24). Defenders of US Public Schools Call on Biden to Ditch Trump's Disastrous Education Policies—and Obama's Too. commondreams.org "50.8 million children who attend real public schools need a secretary of education who will be their advocate, not an advocate for privatization." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Ramzy Baroud (2020-11-24). 'Total Reset' is Wishful Thinking: The Daunting Task of Reordering US Foreign Policy. counterpunch.org A new term has imposed itself on the conversation regarding the impending presidency of US President-elect, Joe Biden: "The Total Reset". Many headlines have already promised that the Biden Presidency is ready to 'reset' US foreign policy across the globe, as if the matter is dependent solely on an American desire and decision. While a

Kenny Stancil, staff writer (2020-11-24). Demanding Reversal of Trump Cruelty, Immigrant Rights Groups Welcome Biden Pick of Mayorkas for DHS Secretary. commondreams.org The former director of U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services was a key architect of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program and also expanded fee waivers for naturalization and immigration applications. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Stephen Lendman (2020-11-24). Biden/Harris Regime's "War Cabinet" Taking Shape. globalresearch.ca Throughout most of…

_____ (2020-11-24). Neighbors Explain What Protests Against Systemic Racism Mean To Them. popularresistance.org Demonstrators took to the D.C. streets in late May, protesting police brutality and the systemic racism Black people face. It was part of a larger movement inspired by the police killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis, but Floyd wasn't the only name protesters chanted. They called for justice for Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, and, more locally, Marqueese Alston, D'Quan Young, and others. In September, a new name was added to the list: Deon Kay. | The demonstrations have taken place against the backdrop of a pandemic that has disproportionately impacted Black and Latino Americans, including in D.C.

Azad Essa (2020-11-24). EXCLUSIVE: Ilhan Omar calls for end to American sponsorship of police brutality. middleeasteye.net EXCLUSIVE: Ilhan Omar calls for end to American sponsorship of police brutality | Congresswoman to introduce resolution condemning police brutality, which could have implications for arms sales to Egypt and Saudi Arabia, MEE can reveal | Tue, 11/24/2020 – 16: 55 | Draft resolution urges US arms manufacturers to stop the sale of lethal and non-lethal weapons to countries with documented patterns of police bruta…

Jonah Raskin (2020-11-24). On to the Inauguration, Please. counterpunch.org Are we at the end of the beginning or the beginning of the end? So many questions. So many unknowns. To take the pulse of the country, I took the pulse of a small group of intellectuals. What was Trump going to do, I wanted to know. I heard a wide range of views, though

Center For Biological Diversity (2020-11-24). Trump Administration Recycles Slashing of Sage-grouse Protections, Opening Habitat to Drilling, Fracking Across Seven Western States. globalresearch.ca The Trump administration unveiled its final analysis today to justify its 2019 land-management plans that slashed protections for the imperiled greater sage grouse across 51 million acres of the western United States. | Today's final "supplemental environmental impact statements" covering Bureau …

Miles Mogulescu (2020-11-24). Is Trump's No Concession Endgame a "Stab-in-the-Back" Gambit Which Helped Bring the Nazis to Power? commondreams.org

Amanda Marcotte (2020-11-24). Give it a rest, Republicans — no one wants to take away Turkey Day. salon.com The imaginary "war on Thanksgiving" is just Republicans grasping for post-Trump bulls**t to rile up the base…

Chris Wright (2020-11-24). If Unions Had Organized the South, Could Trump Have Been Avoided? dissidentvoice.org At a time when activists and commentators are puzzling over the United States' enduring conservatism, Michael Goldfield's new book The Southern Key: Class, Race, and Radicalism in the 1930s and 1940s (Oxford University Press, 2020) provides some perspective. Goldfield argues that the old question "Why no socialism in the U.S.?" reduces to "Why no liberalism …

Igor Derysh (2020-11-24). Limbaugh criticizes Trump's lawyers: They promised "blockbuster" evidence — then "nothing happened" salon.com If "you announce massive bombshells, then you better have some bombshells," Rush Limbaugh points out…

Stephen Lendman (2020-11-24). Sidney Powell No Longer a Trump Campaign Legal Team Member? globalresearch.ca On Sunday, a joint statement by Rudy Giuliani and Jenna Ellis said the following: | "Sidney Powell is practicing law on her own." | "She is not a member of the Trump legal team." | "She is also not a lawyer for …

Scott Ritter (2020-11-24). For the US, 'arms control' is just another bludgeon and pulling out of the Open Skies Treaty proves it. thealtworld.com Donald Trump's precipitous withdrawal from major arms control agreements indicates the US is more interested in gaining …

Mehr News Agency (2020-11-24). FAO, WHO warn on risks of antimicrobial resistance. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Nov. 24 (MNA) — FAO and WHO warned over the risks of Antimicrobial Resistance and urged countries to prioritize infection prevention.

RT (2020-11-24). The My Lai Massacre, Babies Thrown onto Bayonets. dissidentvoice.org A throwback to legendary investigative journalist Seymour Hersh discussing exposing the My Lai massacre by American soldiers in the Vietnam War, among other war crimes.

news.un (2020-11-24). Fears of Desert Locust resurgence in Horn of Africa, reports UN agency. news.un.org The Desert Locust crisis which struck the greater Horn of Africa region earlier this year threatening food supplies for millions, could re-escalate as recent strong winds carried mature swarmlets from southern Somalia into eastern and northeastern Kenya, the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) said on Tuesday.

_____ (2020-11-24). Surprise! The US Is Getting Another Psycho Secretary Of State. popularresistance.org Did you know the US Department of Defense used to be called the Department of War? It would be a much more honest label today for a military which virtually never operates in any way that could be described as defensive, with its operations focusing far outside of the nation's borders against targets who pose no threat whatsoever to ordinary Americans. An even more suitable name would be the Department of Eternal War. | The State Department was meant to be the counterpart to the War Department, focusing on diplomacy and peace.

news.un (2020-11-24). Protect civilians uphold human rights, UN tells warring parties in Ethiopia. news.un.org The UN's top human rights official has called on the parties to the conflict in Ethiopia's Tigray region to give "clear and unambiguous orders" to their forces not to target civilians, and protect them from assault.

Mehr News Agency (2020-11-24). Negotiations led to no result; we can nullify sanctions. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Nov. 24 (MNA) — Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei says the collective effort, and innovation are the keys to ward off the impacts of the cruel sanctions against the Iranian nation.

_____ (2020-11-24). Indigenous Peoples' Victory: Largest Dam Removal In The World. popularresistance.org After nearly two decades, Indigenous Peoples win an agreement for the largest dam removal in the world. Four of the six dams on the Klamath River in California and Oregon will be taken down, allowing the water to flow freely again and the salmon to spawn. This is a powerful story of how four tribes put aside their past conflicts to work together and environmental groups participated in an indigenous-led campaign that took on two of the wealthiest men in the world, Bill Gates and Warren Buffett. And this is an example of why, if we want to succeed in restoring our relationship with the earth, Indigenous Peoples mu…

WSWS (2020-11-24). Labor governments presided over most confirmed Australian war crimes in Afghanistan. wsws.org Many of the war crimes flowed out of Labor's escalation of Australia's role in the occupation of Afghanistan, including in US-led "kill or capture" operations.

WSWS (2020-11-24). US, Israel and Saudi Arabia meet amid mounting war threats against Iran. wsws.org The trip by Pompeo and Netanyahu to Saudi Arabia came as the Pentagon is steadily building up its air power in the region.

Daniel Warner (2020-11-24). How Should Former Presidents Behave? counterpunch.org There is something disconcerting about watching former United States President Barack Obama being interviewed on French television to market his new book A Promised Land. Already the author of several best-sellers — publishing about one's life seems to be a prerequisite for presidential candidates — Obama was all the literary figure during the interview on

Jasmine Norden (2020-11-24). Benefit shortfall leaves families without enough money to pay the rent. thecanary.co Half of the families privately renting depend on benefits to pay rent, but campaigners warn this isn't enough. | According to Generation Rent, there has been a However, the campaign group found that one in five families privately…

Mehr News Agency (2020-11-24). Jogja-NETPAC Asian FilmFest. to host 6 Iranian titles. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Nov. 24 (MNA) — Six Iranian titles, namely 'The Warden', 'Badger', 'Just 6.5', 'Gabriel', 'Local Anesthesia', and 'Najibeh' will take part at the 15th Jogja-NETPAC Asian Film Festival in Indonesia.

WSWS (2020-11-24). Deep budget cuts face mass transit systems throughout the United States. wsws.org Transit systems nationwide have warned that without emergency funding many services will be cut.

sputniknews (2020-11-24). Apple Security Head Accused of Bribing Police for iPads in Exchange for Concealed Gun Permits. sputniknews.com Apple, a US multinational technology company headquartered in Cupertino, California, which sells consumer electronics, computer software and online services, is considered one of the Big Tech technology companies.

John C. A. Manley (2020-11-24). Medical Doctor Warns that "Bacterial Pneumonias Are on the Rise" from Mask Wearing. globalresearch.ca First published in October 2020 | "A group is suing Tulsa Mayor G.T. Bynum and Tulsa Health Department Executive Director Bruce Dart, saying the city's mask mandate is harmful to healthy people," reports

Abdel Bari Atwan (2020-11-24). Netanyahu in Saudi Arabia. thealtworld.com The Arab-Israeli normalisation fad will not last long. And the regimes involved will live to regret it. | With all the Israeli media confirming that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu flew to Saudi Arabia on Sunday for talks with Crown Prince Muhammad Bin-Salman and US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, Saudi Foreign Minister Prince Faisal Bin-Farhan's awkward denial that any such meeting took place was unconvincing in the extreme. | True, Netanyahu's office refused to confirm or deny the gathering held at the complex of royal palaces in north-eastern Saudi Arabia at the site of the planned 'mega-city' of Neom. It su…

RT (2020-11-24). 'John McCain' warship drama: US Navy defends vessel entering Russian waters by blasting Moscow's 'EXCESSIVE maritime claims'. rt.com The US Navy has called Russia's claims of maritime territory "excessive" and described an alleged incursion by one of its ships, the USS 'John S. McCain', into Russian waters as a routine "Freedom of Navigation Operation." | Russia's Ministry of Defense

The Canary (2020-11-24). Children's commissioner slams 'negligent' care system that's failing thousands of young people. thecanary.co The state can be so negligent to children in the care system that it would risk its children being taken away if it were an actual parent, the children's commissioner is set to warn. Anne Longfield will say that the system of children's social care is failing thousands of young people and will fail more without urgent reform and funding. | Unless emergency funding is granted in Wednesday's spending review, family services will be in "deep trouble", she will warn. | Bad parenting: | In a speech setting out her vision for the future of children's social care, she will say that while many children are protec…

WSWS (2020-11-24). New Zealand government, media downplay Australian war crimes in Afghanistan. wsws.org Prime Minister Ardern did not condemn the Australian war crimes, as her government has sought to cover up similar atrocities committed by New Zealand special forces.

news.un (2020-11-24). Fears of Desert Locust resurgence in Horn of Africa. news.un.org The Desert Locust crisis which struck the greater Horn of Africa region earlier this year threatening food supplies for millions, could re-escalate as recent strong winds carried mature swarmlets from southern Somalia into eastern and northeastern Kenya, the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) said on Tuesday.

WSWS (2020-11-24). What's behind the UAW's attack on the World Socialist Web Site. wsws.org While they are telling workers to shut up and keep working, the UAW pulled their own stewards from the plant floor, and Solidarity House is still working remotely.

WSWS (2020-11-24). Refugees season at the Imperial War Museum in London: A century of crises, but the real causes ignored. wsws.org As to the causes of the continuous refugee crises over the last century, the exhibition answers with the obvious "conflict", "modern war", "threats of violence" and "social breakdown" but this begs the question, what causes these phenomena?

Caitlin A. Johnstone (2020-11-24). Surprise! America is getting another psycho for Secretary Of State. mronline.org Did you know the U.S. Department of Defense used to be called the Department of War?>

Roberto Lovato (2020-11-24). Unforgetting: Confronting El Salvador's—and My Family's—Past. thenation.com Unforgetting: Confronting El Salvador's—and My Family's—Past…

Patrick Cockburn (2020-11-24). America and Britain are the Big Losers on the World Stage. counterpunch.org Lockdowns are unnecessary if the use of masks is practiced by 95 per cent of the population, says Dr Hans Kluge, the World Health Organisation's European chief. This is good to know, though it is a pity that the WHO did not make the point more forcefully in March as the pandemic was exploding across

Princess Harmony (2020-11-24). Oppose DEA surveillance plan! workers.org The Drug Enforcement Administration is seeking more control and surveillance in the lives of people who use opioids, particularly people who use the medications buprenorphine (Suboxone, Subutex, Sublocade, Bunavail, or Zubsolv) and methadone (Diskets, Methadose). The DEA's mission in this regard is, on paper, to prevent diversion — the sharing . . . |

Ian Cobain (2020-11-24). British military operating in scores of locations across Middle East. middleeasteye.net British military operating in scores of locations across Middle East | UK forces have 23 bases and personnel in Saudi Arabia, Iraq, Jordan, Gulf states and the US embassy in Jerusalem | Tue, 11/24/2020 – 11: 39 | British and Omani tank crews photographed during exercises in Oman in 2018 (Twitter) | The UK government is maintaining a military presence at scores of facilities across the Middle East, according…

Jade Crosbie (2020-11-24). Denver governor waters down Elijah McClain investigation, protesters continue to demand justice. liberationnews.org The movement's demands are clear, "Indict, convict, send those killer cops to jail; the whole damn system is guilty as hell!"

Staff (2020-11-24). Justice means abolition, not more jails. therealnews.com The U.S. spends billions incarcerating the largest prison population in the world, but prison abolition still sounds too abstract for many people to think about. Here's what it would actually look like.

Ragip Soylu (2020-11-24). Turkey: Erdogan ally Bulent Arinc resigns in dispute over reforms. middleeasteye.net Turkey: Erdogan ally Bulent Arinc resigns in dispute over reforms | Arinc left the Turkish president's high advisory council after he called for the release of two high-profile prisoners | Tue, 11/24/2020 – 15: 14 | Then-Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan, left, talks to his then-deputy Bulent Arinc during a debate at the parliament in Ankara on 25 February 2010 (AFP) | One of the leading associ…

Amanda Yee (2020-11-24). Winter supply drive honors Akai Gurley, killed by NYC police. liberationnews.org "I just want people to remember he existed, that he was a person, he was a member of the community. He was a caring person, and someone who would want to give back."

RT (2020-11-24). Terrorism investigation opened into attack on 2 women in Swiss store, suspect 'shouted Allahu Akbar' during stabbing. rt.com A stabbing attack which injured two women in a department store in the Swiss city of Lugano is being investigated as a suspected terrorist act. The female suspect, who allegedly called out 'Allahu Akbar,' has been arrested. | The attack occurred around 2pm local time, when a 28-year-old Swiss woman, who lives in the area, grabbed the first victim by the neck with her bare hands before turning on a second woman and slashing her with a knife, police said. | According to local reports, the attacker seized a bread knife from a store display as her weapon. She also reportedly shouted "Allahu Akbar!" and screamed th…

MEE correspondent (2020-11-24). Egypt urged to release two women whose pretrial detention has expired. middleeasteye.net Egypt urged to release two women whose pretrial detention has expired | On 21 November, the two-year pretrial detention limit of Hoda Abdelmonem and Aisha al-Shater ended, making their continued imprisonment unlawful, says rights group | Tue, 11/24/2020 – 13: 40 | Abdelmonem (L) and Shater were held in November 2018 as part of a wave of detentions which targeted nearly 40 human rights w…

RT (2020-11-24). 'Stop the threat': Saudi Arabia blames Houthis for Aramco missile attack in letter to UN Security Council. rt.com Saudi Arabia has told the United Nations Security Council that Yemen's Houthi militia is behind the missile attack at a petroleum facility in Jeddah owned by its Aramco oil company on Monday, in a formal letter seen by reporters. | A letter penned by Saudi UN ambassador Abdallah Al-Mouallimi called on the 15-member body to "stop the threat" that the Iran-backed Houthi rebels pose to energy security, Yemeni politics, and regional stability, Reuters reported on Tuesday. | "It has been identified that the Houthis militia backed by Iran is responsible for the terrorist attack," Al-Mouallimi said in the letter, rep…

Musawenkosi Cabe (2020-11-24). South Africa's constitutional Court protects domestic workers. peoplesdispatch.org "It's unbelievable. We feel like flying, we are so happy. I nearly broke into song inside [the Constitutional Court], breaking the law…" These were the words of 77-year-old Eunice Dhladhla, a domestic workers' union organizer, after the court ended years of unfair exclusion and discrimination against domestic workers. | Twenty-six years into democracy, and still domestic workers could not claim compensation for contracting a disease, being injured or disabled, or even dying while at work. The Compensation for Occupational Injuries and Disease Act expressly excluded domestic workers from the class of workers who…

RT (2020-11-24). US Navy defends entering Russian waters by blasting Moscow's 'EXCESSIVE' maritime claims. rt.com The US Navy has called Russia's maritime claims "excessive" and described an alleged incursion by one of its ships, the USS John S. McCain, into Russian waters as a routine "Freedom of Navigation Operation." | The Russian Ministry of Defense

Clinton Nzala (2020-11-24). Malawi is Just the Beginning: How Israel Changed the Political Narrative of an Entire Continent. mintpressnews.com The Palestinian cause was pivotal on the agenda of many African political parties in the 1970s and '80s. Over the last three decades, however, it has been pushed to the fringes of political discourse save for a handful of countries on the continent.

MEE and agencies (2020-11-24). Turkey Khashoggi trial: Journalist felt threatened by MBS's allies, court hears. middleeasteye.net Turkey Khashoggi trial: Journalist felt threatened by MBS's allies, court hears | A hearing of the Istanbul-based trial into the Saudi journalist's murder hears testimony of Khashoggi talking about high-level threats years before his death | Tue, 11/24/2020 – 12: 03 | Friends of murdered Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi attend an event marking the second-year anniversary of his assassinati…

MEE and agencies (2020-11-24). Yemen's Houthis launch missile attack on Saudi Aramco site, say officials. middleeasteye.net Yemen's Houthis launch missile attack on Saudi Aramco site, say officials | UK foreign Secretary says Houthis must 'cease their aggression' following attack which triggered explosion but left no injuries | Tue, 11/24/2020 – 07: 56 | A view of a kerosene silo at the Saudi Aramco oil facility in Saudi Arabia's Red Sea city of Jeddah (AFP) | An attack by Yemen's Houthi rebels on a Saudi Aramc…

MEE staff (2020-11-24). French app users sue Muslim Pro over alleged data sharing with US military. middleeasteye.net French app users sue Muslim Pro over alleged data sharing with US military | Lawsuit accuses Muslim Pro of data protection offences, abuse of trust, endangering other people's lives, and conspiracy to commit murder | Tue, 11/24/2020 – 15: 50 | Muslim Pro told MEE that it denies selling its data to US military and that it was ending all sharing of its data with companies (Facebook/Muslim Pro) | French users of…

Staff (2020-11-24). Groundbreaking Indigenous news and commentary show coming to The Real News Network. therealnews.com TRNN is excited to announce the upcoming launch of "Decolonized News Hour," a groundbreaking show featuring the latest stories from Indian Country, in all its underappreciated diversity, and investigations of current issues from Native perspectives.

Staff (2020-11-24). Juan González Remembers NYC's Only Black Mayor David Dinkins & Vieques Activist Carlos "Taso" Zenón. democracynow.org We speak with Democracy Now! co-host Juan González about the deaths of two leading figures he reported on: New York City Mayor David Dinkins and beloved Puerto Rican social leader Carlos "Taso" Zenón. "Most people forget [Dinkins] was a Democratic Socialist before democratic socialism was in vogue," notes González. He also recalls how Dinkins backed the movement against apartheid in South Africa, ordering the city to divest its pension fund from companies doing business there, and brought Nelson Mandela to the city right after he was freed. González also recalls how Zenón was a longtime activist who for decades l…

Shelley Ettinger (2020-11-24). 'Save public housing!' in San Antonio. workers.org Scores of public housing residents and their supporters gathered outside the San Antonio Housing Authority's so-called "housing assistance office" Nov. 21 to protest SAHA's plan to demolish the historic Alazán Courts. Alazán is the city's oldest and biggest public housing project, located in the historic center of the city's Latinx, . . . |

MEE staff (2020-11-24). Egyptian rights group says jailed director is in 'danger' from inhumane treatment. middleeasteye.net Egyptian rights group says jailed director is in 'danger' from inhumane treatment | The arrest of EIPR staff has triggered rare western condemnation of the Sisi government's crackdown on human rights | Tue, 11/24/2020 – 14: 02 | Gasser Abdelrazek was detained on 19 November, a few days after two of his colleagues were arrested over a human rights seminar their organisation held with western diplomats (EIPR)…

RT (2020-11-24). Two explosions in central Afghanistan kill 14 people, wound 45 — officials. rt.com At least 14 people have been killed and dozens more injured after twin blasts in the central Afghan province of Bamiyan on Tuesday afternoon, provincial officials said. | The explosives were hidden at the side of a road in a main bazaar in Bamiyan city and claimed the lives of 12 civilians and two traffic policemen, while wounding 45 other people, Reuters quoted Zabardast Safai, the police chief of the province, as saying. | The people who sustained injuries in the attack were mostly in a nearby restaurant and shops at the time of the blasts, according to Safai. | A spokesperson at the Afghan Ministry of Inter…

Jade Crosbie (2020-11-24). Colorado governor waters down Elijah McClain investigation, protesters continue to demand justice. liberationnews.org The movement's demands are clear, "Indict, convict, send those killer cops to jail; the whole damn system is guilty as hell!"

Eds. (2020-11-24). 'The Principal Contradiction' by Torkil Lauesen. mronline.org One of my frustrations with contemporary Marxist philosophy is the way in which the word 'dialectical' is often employed like a magical wand to sanctify various relational phenomena.

Serene Khattab (2020-11-24). Egypt: Singer suspended by music syndicate over photo with Israeli celebrities. middleeasteye.net Egypt: Singer suspended by music syndicate over photo with Israeli celebrities | Mohamed Ramadan also faces a court case over accusations of normalisation with Israel | Tue, 11/24/2020 – 13: 36 | Egyptian singer Mohamed Ramadan has come under fire after posing for a photo with Israeli celebrities (AFP) | Egyptian singer Mohamed Ramadan was suspended by Egypt's Union of Artistic Syndicates on Mon…

Lucas Leiroz de Almeida (2020-11-24). Terrorism Advances in Mozambique. globalresearch.ca Terrorism is advancing strongly in Africa, while international society remains silent. Jihadist penetration in Mozambique is absolutely out of control and threatens to spread across southern Africa. The barbarism of Islamist extremism brutally confronts the power of the national government, …

_____ (2020-11-24). Report: Incarceration Destabilizes Neighborhood Economies. popularresistance.org A report released by the Maryland Center for Economic Policy suggests decreasing the state's prison budget will lead to a healthier economy and increased public safety. | The report, released Wednesday, found that Black Marylanders are 4 1/2 times more likely to serve prison sentences than any other racial or ethnic group. Indigenous Maryland residents are twice as likely to be incarcerated than any other racial or ethnic group. | "None of what we're doing is making any of us safer and it's most certainly not making those Black communities that are being robbed of human capital ‚Äï it's not making…

teleSUR (2020-11-24). Guatemala Takes to the Streets to Urge Gianmattei's Resignation. telesurenglish.net Guatemala's Indigenous movements, social organizations, students, political actors, and religious authorities Tuesday called for a peaceful march to demand the resignation of President Alejandro Gianmattei for his scant efforts to combat poverty and inequality in the country. | RELATED: | "We will take to the streets against all corrupt politicians," the Xinca People's Parliament stated as it informed the demonstration will…

Andrea Germanos, staff writer (2020-11-24). With Just 1% of Farms Controlling 70% of Global Farmland, Study Reveals 'Shocking' Level of Land Inequality. commondreams.org "A transformative agenda… is urgent and is in the interests of all humanity." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Brett Wilkins, staff writer (2020-11-24). 'Brutal and Shocking': Outrage After Paris Police Violently Evict Hundreds of Migrants From Tent Encampment. commondreams.org "To think that we will solve a social problem with police batons is totally delusional," said the mayor's advisor on housing and refugee protection. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Doctors for Assange (2020-11-24). Doctors for Assange Statement. Ongoing Torture and Neglect. globalresearch.ca Sunday 22nd November 2020 marked 12 months since doctors from around the world Since …

Yuri Martins Fontes (2020-11-24). Golpe colorido na Bielorrússia: o projeto liberal da oposiàßà£o. globalresearch.ca Conforme exposto na primeira parte desta reportagem, o governo Lukashenko em época de crise mundial foi balanàßado, com a investida da oposiàßà£o bielorrussa após as eleiàßàµes; e em especial porque estava estremecido com o forte parceiro Putin, sem poder nele …

Mehr News Agency (2020-11-24). Iran, Qatar ink economic MoU. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Nov. 24 (MNA) — At the end of the 7th meeting of the Iran-Qatar Joint Economic Commission, the sides inked the commissions' MoU.

news.un (2020-11-24). 'Deplorable' killing of Afro-Brazilian man shows need to address racism, discrimination. news.un.org The killing of an Afro-Brazilian man, and the widespread outrage it has sparked, underscores the urgent need for the Government to tackle racism and racial discrimination in South America's largest country, the UN human rights office, OHCHR, said on Tuesday.

David Giesen (2020-11-24). Tuesday 11/24: Mission Creek real estate and the mystery of the divine. indybay.org ZOOM: | zoom.us/j/94388878587?pwd=RFdxQUdqcVlqSG…

Raouf Halaby (2020-11-24). "Ouch," the Unkindest Cuts of All. counterpunch.org During the years of my Jerusalem childhood I was raised in the Antiochian Orthodox tradition. My brothers and I served as altar boys in the St. Simeon's Qatamoun Orthodox Church, a church we attended until the harassment, harangue, and stone throwing by interloping male Jewish children and adults became life-threatening. Eventually we'd attend St. Andrews

Pip Hinman (2020-11-24). Don't bail out Viva Energy. greenleft.org.au Sue Bull reports on oil refinery Viva Energy's new plans for gas and a public bail-out.

Mehr News Agency (2020-11-24). VIDEO: Coastguards seize one trawler in S Iran. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Nov. 24 (MNA) — Coastguards of southern Hormuzgan province have seized one illegal fishing trawler in Jask territorial waters in the Persian Gulf with over 600kg of different kinds of fish, said provincial Judiciary official on Tuesday.

Rubin R. (2020-11-24). Importance of Patient Input in Designing CRISPR Trials. jamanetwork.com Clinical trials of genome editing to treat sickle cell anemia must be designed with input from patients and their parents and physicians, a recent study by National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI) scientists concluded.

Mehr News Agency (2020-11-24). Car bomb explodes in al-Baba district , NE Aleppo. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Nov. 24 (MNA) — Syrian sources reported that a car bomb had exploded in the city of Al-Bab, northeast of Aleppo in northern Syria but they did not mention the details.

WSWS (2020-11-24). Jeff Riedel, photographer and fighter for socialism: 1968-2020. wsws.org An immensely gifted artist, Jeff Riedel's photographic work combined exceptional technical skill with social insight.

Dr. Russell Blaylock (2020-11-24). Face Masks Pose Serious Risks to the Healthy. globalresearch.ca First published by GR on May 26, 2020 | "By wearing a mask, the exhaled viruses will not be able to escape and will concentrate in the nasal passages, enter the olfactory nerves and travel into the brain." — Russell Blaylock, …

Andrew Bacevich (2020-11-24). Yes, It's Time to Come Home—Now. commondreams.org www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Schuh S, Sweeney J, Rumantir M, et al. (2020-11-24). Effect of Nebulized Magnesium vs Placebo Added to Albuterol Among Children With Refractory Acute Asthma. jamanetwork.com This randomized trial compares the effect of nebulized magnesium vs placebo added to albuterol on hospitalization at 24 hours of children with acute asthma in respiratory distress after initial therapy in Canadian pediatric emergency departments (EDs).

Mehr News Agency (2020-11-24). AEOI required to design 40 MW heavy water reactor. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Nov. 24 (MNA) — Iranian Parliament's National Security and Foreign Policy Commission Spokesman said that AEOI will be required to design a heavy water reactor.

Ashlie D. Stevens (2020-11-24). Here are 7 dreamy lo-fi tracks to soothe your brain and make you productive. salon.com From an experimental Japanese Breakfast track to music from one of the "godfathers of lo-fi," we have you covered…

O'Connor EA, Evans CV, Rushkin MC, et al. (2020-11-24). USPSTF Report: Behavioral Counseling to Promote Healthy Lifestyle in Adults With CV Risk Factors. jamanetwork.com This systematic review to support the 2020 US Preventive Services Task Force Recommendation Statement on behavioral counseling to promote healthy diet and physical activity for cardiovascular disease (CVD) prevention summarizes published evidence on the benefits and harms of behavioral counseling to promote healthy diet and physical activity for CVD prevention in adults with cardiovascular risk factors.

Joseph Hayden (2020-11-24). Immigration Is the Story of Our Families. progressive.org If you go back far enough, all of us are from someplace else. We all start as outsiders hoping to belong.

WSWS (2020-11-24). Trial 4: A shameless police frame-up in Boston. wsws.org Trial 4 is an eight-episode documentary television series, currently streaming on Netflix that examines the case of Sean Ellis, a black teenager wrongly convicted of the 1993 murder of police officer John Mulligan.

van den Akker CP, Onland W, van Kaam AH. (2020-11-24). Maternal Docosahexaenoic Acid Supplementation and Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia in Infants. jamanetwork.com To the Editor In the Maternal Omega-3 Supplementation to Reduce Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia in Very Preterm Infants (MOBYDIck) trial, Dr Marc and colleagues reported no difference in bronchopulmonary dysplasia—free survival but higher rates for bronchopulmonary dysplasia in premature infants whose breastfeeding mothers received docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) supplementation vs placebo. A similar increase in rates for bronchopulmonary dysplasia also was reported in the N3RO trial, in which DHA supplementation or placebo was directly administered to premature infants. We would like to suggest a pathophysiological…

2020-11-25: Social Media Postees

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Biden's Victory Does Not Guarantee a Progressive Agenda. We Must Fight for It
Prof. Marjorie Cohn | globalresearch.ca | 2020-11-25
Joe Biden's victory over Donald Trump is monumental. After four years of nonstop cruelty against workers, the poor, people of color, women, LBGTQ folks, immigrants, Muslims, the environment, the climate, and the foreign victims of Trump's bombs, we can …
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Return of Great Game in Post-Soviet Central Asia
M. K. Bhadrakumar | globalresearch.ca | 2020-11-25
The recent Issue Brief by the US-China Economic and Security Review Commission entitled The Shanghai Cooperation Organization: A Testbed for Chinese Power Projection takes a close look at the Chinese security footprint in Central Asia and its political dimensions. A …
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10 organizations honoring Native peoples' history and future on Thanksgiving
Food Tank | nationofchange.org | 2020-11-25
Food Tank is standing with and highlighting organizations renouncing the traditional story of Thanksgiving and honoring Indigenous communities.
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Creeping fascism after the U.S. election: Trump's march to Gilead
Eds. | mronline.org | 2020-11-25
Phil Hearse responds to socialist critics of the creeping fascism thesis who put their faith in parliamentary democracy and liberals like Joe Biden.
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Cuba Successfully Halts Its COVID-19 Outbreak: A Reflection of the Socialist Revolution and the Legacy of Fidel Castro's Vision of Health Care
Dr. Birsen Filip | globalresearch.ca | 2020-11-25
'Private medicine grants privileges to those who have money to the detriment of those who do not have it and nothing could be more inhumane than that. It is unbelievable that rich societies that apply this and many other similar …
globalresearch.ca/cuba-halts-covid-19-ou…

Behind the US Treasury vs. Federal Reserve 'Rift'. Just What is the $455 Billion?
Dr. Jack Rasmus | globalresearch.ca | 2020-11-25
This past week the US Treasury and the US Federal Reserve Bank engaged in a rare public disagreement. US Treasury Secretary, Mnuchin, in a letter to Jerome Powell, chair of the Federal Reserve, last week directed the Fed to …
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What President Biden Won't Touch: Foreign Policy, Sacred Cows, and the U.S. Military
Danny Sjursen | counterpunch.org | 2020-11-25
In this mystifying moment,…
counterpunch.org/2020/11/25/what-preside…

Neoliberal Janet Yellen: Biden/Harris Regime's Choice for Treasury Secretary
Stephen Lendman | globalresearch.ca | 2020-11-25
In response to her selection, the Dow topped 30,000 for the first time in market history. | The disconnect between equity prices and Main Street reality is stark. | Since valuations plunged last winter, they've gone hyperbolic to record or near-record highs….
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Keep Calm and Just Die
Lee Camp | counterpunch.org | 2020-11-25
The government in England has ordered schools not to use resources and materials from organizations that have expressed any desire to end capitalism. There are several different ways one can think about this, but I believe the best may be to envision a government ordering its teachers to never inform someone on fire that they may want…
counterpunch.org/2020/11/25/keep-calm-ju…

Hey Joe, Where You Going With That Pentagon in Your Hands?
Norman Solomon | counterpunch.org | 2020-11-25
By all accounts, the frontrunner to be Joe Biden's pick for Secretary of Defense is Michèle Flournoy. It's a prospect that should do more than set off alarm bells — it should be understood as a scenario for the president-elect to stick his middle fingers in the eyes of Americans who are fed up with endless war…
counterpunch.org/2020/11/25/hey-joe-wher…

The US Still Penalizes Thousands of Veterans
Howard Lisnoff | counterpunch.org | 2020-11-25
The military has a very long history of denying veterans' benefits to soldiers. From a high of veterans granted benefits through the GI bill following World War II, the number of veterans who have been denied benefits beginning during the Vietnam War accelerated and reached new highs during…
counterpunch.org/2020/11/25/the-us-still…

Trump Scheduled to Meet Devil at Manhattan Crossroads
Stephen F. Eisenman | counterpunch.org | 2020-11-25
Return of soul expected, No change in U.S. politics anticipated Washington, November 24: Mephistopheles, the prince of darkness, announced today through his press spokesperson, Sarah Huckabee Sanders, that he would meet on Thursday "with his old friend" President Trump and return to him his soul. The transfer is expected to take place at noon at the…
counterpunch.org/2020/11/25/trump-schedu…

COVID explodes inside prisons, but only guards to get first doses of vaccine
Sameena Rahman | liberationnews.org | 2020-11-25
Over the past week, 14,697 new cases of Coronavirus infection were reported inside of state and federal prisons — the highest level since the pandemic began.
liberationnews.org/covid-explodes-inside…

‚ÄûDie Groàüen hà∂ren auf zu herrschen, wenn die Kleinen aufhà∂ren zu kriechen" Das Recht auf individuellen und kollektiven Widerstand wahrnehmen!
Dr. Rudolf Hà§nsel | globalresearch.ca | 2020-11-25
Noch immer in der Geschichte der Menschheit mussten sich die Bàºrger eines Volkes Tyrannen aller Couleur beherzt entgegenstellen, um die ihnen zustehende Freiheit zu erkà§mpfen und sich nicht unterjochen zu lassen. Friedrich Schiller hat uns diesen Freiheitskampf gegen die Tyrannei …
globalresearch.ca/die-grosen-horen-auf-z…

The Vicious Circle of Violence and Obedience: Exercise the Right to Individual and Collective Resistance!
Dr. Rudolf Hà§nsel | globalresearch.ca | 2020-11-25
Throughout the history of mankind, the citizens of a people have had to courageously oppose tyrants of all stripes in order to fight for the freedom they deserve and not to be subjugated. Friedrich Schiller showed us this struggle for …
globalresearch.ca/big-ones-stop-ruling-s…

Crimes against humanity: We charge genocide!
Editor | workers.org | 2020-11-25
On Friday, Nov. 20, over 200,000 new cases of the COVID-19 were diagnosed in the U.S. — on that one day! Since the virus began to travel through the country in late January — at first undetected — over 260,000 people have died, and over 12,250,000 people have contracted the . . . | Continue reading Crimes against humanity: We charge genocide! at Workers.org
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Two Alabama teachers die from COVID-19 as governor vows to keep schools and businesses open
wsws.org | 2020-11-25
Over the past two weeks, the rate of COVID-19 infections across Alabama has increased by over 50 percent, with educators representing a significant number of these cases.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/11/25/alab…

9 power plants to come online by yearend: min
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2020-11-25
TEHRAN, Nov. 25 (MNA) — Iranian energy minister informed that 9 power plants will come online by the current yearend (March 20, 2021).
en.mehrnews.com/news/166334/9-power-plan…

Bombings, minefield kill 29 in pro-Turkey north Syria
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2020-11-25
TEHRAN, Nov. 25 (MNA) — Twenty-nine people were killed Tuesday by explosives in three separate incidents in parts of north Syria along the border with Turkey, a war monitor said.
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FM's assistant condemns Bamiyan terrorist attack
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2020-11-25
TEHRAN, Nov. 25 (MNA) — Iran Foreign Ministry's Director-General for West Asia condemned a deadly attack that killed and injured dozens of people.
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Turkey suspiciously boosting military presence in N Iraq
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2020-11-25
TEHRAN, Nov. 25 (MNA) — A member of the Patriotic Union of Iraqi Kurdistan party noted that Turkey is strengthening its military presence in northern Iraq.
en.mehrnews.com/news/166356/Turkey-suspi…

UN officials denounce bombings in northern Syria
news.un.org | 2020-11-25
Two separate bomb attacks in northern Syria on Tuesday, which reportedly left at least seven civilians dead and many more wounded, have been condemned by the UN.
news.un.org/feed/view/en/story/2020/11/1…

Ethiopia: Death and Despair as Divisions Erupt Into Violent Conflict
Graham Peebles | dissidentvoice.org | 2020-11-25
Grandmothers carrying babies, mothers, children, men young and old with nothing but the clothes on their backs are fleeing fighting in northern Ethiopia and making their way to Sudan, where emergency camps await them; according to the UNHCR 5,000 a day are making the journey. Ethiopians are killing one another in the Tigray region of …
dissidentvoice.org/2020/11/ethiopia-deat…

Video: Yemeni Houthis New Generation Quds-2 Cruise Missile Strike against Saudi Arabia
South Front | globalresearch.ca | 2020-11-25
The Yemeni Houthis have fired their new cruise missile, the Quds-2, at a Saudi Aramco oil company distribution station in the kingdom's city of Jeddah, the group's media news wing announced early on November 23. A spokesperson for the Armed …
globalresearch.ca/video-yemeni-houthis-n…

Bryan Washington on Fiction 'Outside the Bounds of Trauma'
Rosemarie Ho | thenation.com | 2020-11-25
Bryan Washington on Fiction 'Outside the Bounds of Trauma'…
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Skewed Responsibility: Australian War Crimes in Afghanistan
Binoy Kampmark | counterpunch.org | 2020-11-25
The Inspector-General of the Australian Defence Force Afghanistan Inquiry was always going to make for a gruesome read — and that was only the redacted version. The findings of the four-year investigation, led by New South Wales Court of Appeal Justice and Army Reserve Major-General Paul Brereton, point to "credible evidence" that 39 Afghan non-combatants…
counterpunch.org/2020/11/25/skewed-respo…

Tuesday 12/1: Abolition Then and Now: Robin D. G. Kelley and Isaac Julien
McEvoy Foundation for the Arts | indybay.org | 2020-11-25
Online via Zoom; via McEvoy Foundation for the Arts…
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Liberals Economists and Corporations: an Interview with Evan Jones
Russell Mokhiber | counterpunch.org | 2020-11-25
In the academic discussion of liberalism, the corporation is generally ignored. The character of the corporation is rarely up for discussion. It's completely absent in the entire economics profession. In political science, it is generally ignored. That's the take of Evan Jones of the University of Sydney Department of Political Economy. Why do liberals in…
counterpunch.org/2020/11/25/liberals-eco…

Podcast: Statin side effects, vaccine latest and pandemic politics
imperial.ac.uk | 2020-11-25
In this edition: The nocebo effect of statins, the latest on Imperial's COVID-19 vaccine and a former PM talks pandemic.
imperial.ac.uk/news/209433/podcast-statin-side-effects-vaccine-latest

The Cunning Plot to Kill Kennedy
Jacob G. Hornberger | globalresearch.ca | 2020-11-25
If anyone murders a federal official, you can be assured of one thing: the feds will do everything they can to ensure that everyone involved in the crime is brought to justice. It's like when someone kills a cop. The …
globalresearch.ca/cunning-plot-kill-kenn…

As Palestinian Refugees Face Severe Crisis, Canada Must Show Support for UNRWA
CFJPIME | globalresearch.ca | 2020-11-25
Canadians for Justice and Peace in the Middle East (CJPME) and the Coalition of Canadian Palestinian Organizations (CCPO) are urging the Canadian government to take action in response to the crisis facing the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for …
globalresearch.ca/palestinian-refugees-f…

Putin Talks Global Stability and Coronavirus Vaccine with Ambassadors
Kester Kenn Klomegah | globalresearch.ca | 2020-11-25
While receiving newly arrived Ambassadors accredited to the Russian Federation from different foreign countries including Rwanda, Gambia and Central African Republic, President Vladimir Putin stressed the importance of coordinating global efforts to ensure stability and halt the spread of coronavirus …
globalresearch.ca/putin-talks-global-sta…

COVID Economy: A Deliberate Disaster
Bruce Lesnick | counterpunch.org | 2020-11-25
With nearly 12 million cases and a quarter million deaths in the US so far (over 55 million cases and 1.3 million deaths world-wide), the COVID 19 pandemic is ravaging civilization. The disease is on track to be the deadliest epidemic since 1918. The economic fallout for the working class has been severe. In the…
counterpunch.org/2020/11/25/covid-econom…

Wednesday 11/25: Shut Down KKR Digital Day of Action — Divest from the Coastal GasLink pipeline
Wet'suwet'en land defenders | indybay.org | 2020-11-25
Call, email and tweet at KKR all day on Wednesday. Let them know that their investment in the Coastal GasLink pipeline project is not a good one. KKR should divest now! | San Francisco: (415) 315-3620 | Investor-Relations@kkr.com | twitter.com/KKR_Co | [more contact info below]…
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Knitting Nannas against gas call for 'zombie' PELs to be cancelled
Pip Hinman | greenleft.org.au | 2020-11-25
The Sydney Knitting Nannas are calling on NSW MPs to support a bid to outlaw gas licences that have expired, reports Pip Hinman.
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Fired police officer charged with killing unarmed man on video
Andrew Emett | nationofchange.org | 2020-11-25
"Bayview residents deserve to know that law enforcement officers who inflict violence and harm in the community will be held accountable."
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As hunger soars across nation, US trade & foreign policy is also causing hunger across the globe
Amy Goodman and Juan Gonzalez | nationofchange.org | 2020-11-25
Hunger was already at alarming levels in the U.S. before the pandemic, and it's only gotten worse.
nationofchange.org/2020/11/25/as-hunger-…

Thursday 11/26: New Labor Movements: Movements I and II
McEvoy Foundation for the Arts | indybay.org | 2020-11-25
Online via Zoom; via McEvoy Foundation for the Arts…
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The Australian Special Forces' Culture of Death
Kym Robinson | asia-pacificresearch.com | 2020-11-25
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Whistleblower Maria Efimova fears for her safety amid threats and new arrest warrants
Luis Martin | zcomm.org | 2020-11-25
DiEM25, the pan-European movement and MeRA25, Yanis Varoufakis' political party in Greece, are calling on the Greek government to grant Maria Efimova asylum and protection…
zcomm.org/znetarticle/whistleblower-mari…

Labour briefing the Sun drags Keir Starmer's week to a new low
Steve Topple | thecanary.co | 2020-11-25
Just when you think Keir Starmer's Labour couldn't sink any lower — it does. Because aside from the party actively shutting down its left wing, now it's also anonymously briefing the Sun. Tony Blair: can you hold Starmer's pint, please? | Everybody out: | It's been quite a week in the Labour Party. On Monday 23 November, left-wing members of Labour's National Executive Committee (NEC) did a digital walk-out during a meeting. This was over several things. Fir…
thecanary.co/opinion/2020/11/25/labour-b…

How the privatization of medicine in India is accelerating its COVID-19 death toll
Yogesh Jain | peoplesdispatch.org | 2020-11-25
The COVID-19 crisis was an opportunity for the public systems to recapture their rightful position as the predominant health care providers in the country. But the public systems were unprepared for the task…
peoplesdispatch.org/2020/11/25/how-the-p…

La pandemia se eleva y la economía se afloja
Editor | workers.org | 2020-11-25
Realmente es bastante repugnante. La burguesía calcula las pérdidas y ganancias con insensible desprecio por las masas que sufren tanto por el aumento vertiginoso de los casos de COVID como por el colapso del mercado laboral. Ahora, muchos de los que quedaron desempleados en la primavera se están quedando sin . . . | Continue reading La pandemia se eleva y la economía se afloja at Workers.org
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Portland disabled Black Lives Matter protesters demand rights under ADA
Workers World Portland, Oregon, bureau | workers.org | 2020-11-25
A claim was filed in U.S. District Court here on Nov. 1 charging that disabled people are being denied their right to protest against "systemic racism" by local, state, and federal police agencies. The claim cites Section 504 of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). August 2020 protest. Joining in . . . | Continue reading Portland disabled Black Lives Matter protesters demand rights under ADA at Workers.org
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US impedes Iraqi MPs' access to assassin. report of Soleimani
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2020-11-25
TEHRAN, Nov. 25 (MNA) — Putting pressure on the Iraqi govt., the US embassy in Baghdad is preventing the Iraqi MPs to have access to the assassination report of IRGC Cmdr. Qasem Soleimani and Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis.
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How a Turkish-German Couple Invented a Coronavirus Vaccine
Thomas Klikauer — Nadine Campbell | counterpunch.org | 2020-11-25
By now it is largely known that a Turkish-German husband and wife team are the frontrunners in the race to market a vaccine against the coronavirus. This is an extraordinary achievement for the Turkish-born Ugur Sahin who is the CEO of a German biotech firm called BioNTech. He co-founded the company with his wife and…
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UK Spending Review 2020: Imperial experts respond
imperial.ac.uk | 2020-11-25
Academics and researchers from across Imperial College London have provided analysis of the UK Spending Review 2020.
imperial.ac.uk/news/209493/uk-spending-review-2020-imperial-experts

Liberación transgénero: °Un movimiento cuyo momento es ahora!
Devin C | workers.org | 2020-11-25
Este artículo detalla los comentarios hechos por el escritor en un seminario web del Workers World Party/Partido Mundo Obrero el 19 de noviembre, "Leslie Feinberg: 'Recuérdame como revolucionaria'". Vea el seminario web en Facebook @WorkersWorldParty — Organización política. La bandera transgénero. 20 de noviembre: hoy es el Día del Recuerdo . . . | Continue reading Liberación transgénero: °Un movimiento cuyo momento es ahora! at Workers.org
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How Many Syrians Did You Vote to Kill?
James Bovard | counterpunch.org | 2020-11-25
How many Syrians did you vote to kill on Election Day? Thanks to our perverse political system, the answer will be revealed over the next four years if the Biden administration drags the U.S. back into the Syrian Civil War. But there are steps that Trump can take in his final months in office to…
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Sunday 11/29: Transforming Gratitude to Service of Others – Sunday Worship Online
Skyline Church | indybay.org | 2020-11-25
Online via Zoom…
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US officials meet with Netanyahu, MBS' close figure in Quds
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2020-11-25
TEHRAN, Nov. 25 (MNA) — A Palestinian website reported a meeting between senior US government officials, a figure close to the Saudi Crown Prince and the Zionist prime minister in Occupied Quds.
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Zionist army attacks Palestinians march against annexation
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2020-11-25
TEHRAN, Nov. 25 (MNA) — The Zionist regime army fired rubber bullets and tear gas at Palestinians participating in an anti-settlement and anti-annexation march in the Al-Aghwar area.
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Sunday 12/6: Not My Dirty Money: Youth Power in Divestment to Fight the Climate Emergency
Not My Dirty Money Coalition | indybay.org | 2020-11-25
Online via Zoom…
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Khaf-Herat railway to come on stream in few weeks: Roads min
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2020-11-25
TEHRAN, Nov. 25 (MNA) — Iranian Minister of Roads and Urban Development said that Khaf-Herat railway between Iran and Afghanistan will become operational before the termination of the Iranian month of Azar (Dec. 20).
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Trump Scheduled to Meet Devil at Manhattan Crossroads
Stephen F. Eisenman | counterpunch.org | 2020-11-25
Return of soul expected, No change in U.S. politics anticipated Washington, November 24: Mephistopheles, the prince of darkness, announced today through his press spokesperson, Sarah Huckabee Sanders, that he would meet on Thursday "with his old friend" President Trump and return to him his soul. The transfer is expected to take place at noon at the…
counterpunch.org/2020/11/25/trump-schedu…

Xi Jinping's "China First"
Tom Clifford | globalresearch.ca | 2020-11-25
Tom Clifford reporting from Beijing | It isn't about what happened, it's about what will happen. Our time has come is the catchphrase, a rallying cry. The people are told they have been cheated. It won't happen again. We are the …
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Puzzling higher AstraZeneca vaccine efficacy for smaller dosage explained: It was reportedly tested on people only under 56
rt.com | 2020-11-25
A seemingly strange phenomenon of a smaller dose of the Oxford-AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine being more effective than a bigger one is reportedly explained by it first being tested on a younger group. | On Monday, the pharmacological company announced that its AZD1222 vaccine for Covid-19, which is based on a common cold virus that causes infection in chimpanzees, has an efficacy of 70 percent. The number is average for two slightly different tests. One involved people, who received half a dose o…
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VIDEO: Russia thwarts ISIL attack in Moscow, detains one
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2020-11-25
TEHRAN, Nov. 25 (MNA) — Russia's Federal Security Service said on Wednesday it had thwarted "terror" attacks planned by ISIL in the Moscow region, uncovering and breaking up a militant cell.
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UAE halts new visas to citizens of 13 mostly Muslim states
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2020-11-25
TEHRAN, Nov. 25 (MNA) — The United Arab Emirates has stopped issuing new visas to citizens of 13 mostly Muslim-majority countries, according to a document issued by a state-owned business park.
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How Many Syrians Did You Vote to Kill?
James Bovard | counterpunch.org | 2020-11-25
How many Syrians did you vote to kill on Election Day? Thanks to our perverse political system, the answer will be revealed over the next four years if the Biden administration drags the U.S. back into the Syrian Civil War. But there are steps that Trump can take in his final months in office to…
counterpunch.org/2020/11/25/how-many-syr…

How the UK Became a Chumocracy
Kenneth Surin | counterpunch.org | 2020-11-25
Boris "BoJo" Johnson survived his bout with Covid-19 after spending time in intensive-care a few months ago. BoJo's survival notwithstanding, he's now having to self-isolate–again– as a result of meeting with a group of Tory MPs, many casual about social distancing and mask-wearing, who subsequently tested positive for the virus.
counterpunch.org/2020/11/25/how-the-uk-b…

Free the Plowshares 7!
Maria Margaronis | thenation.com | 2020-11-25
Free the Plowshares 7!
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Poor People's Campaign mourns COVID dead, demands immediate help for workers
Mark Gruenberg | peoplesworld.org | 2020-11-24
WASHINGTON–Demanding justice for the living and remembering those killed by the coronavirus, car caravans organized by the New Poor People's Campaign descended Nov. 23 on Washington, D.C., and 25 state capitals to demand further financial and medical relief from top government officials in the nation's fight against that modern-day plague. "In their memory, we must …
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Syrian state media reports 'Israeli aggression' near Damascus & in southern Quneitra
rt.com | 2020-11-24
The Israeli military has allegedly struck at least two sites in Syria, including in the Damascus countryside and near villages south of Quneitra, Syrian state media reported. Only material damage was inflicted in the attacks. | Early reports indicate the strikes, launched early on Wednesday morning, hit near the town of Jabal Al-Mani in a rural area around the Syrian capital, as well as the village of Ruyhaina located south of Quneitra, which straddles the border between Syria and the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights. It is yet unclear what munitions were used in the attacks or whether Syrian defenses attempted…
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Syrian state media reports 'Israeli aggression' near Damascus & in southern Quneitra
rt.com | 2020-11-24
The Israeli military has allegedly struck at least two sites in Syria, including in the Damascus countryside and near villages south of Quneitra, Syrian state media reported. Only material damage was inflicted in the attacks. | Early reports indicate the strikes, launched early Wednesday morning, hit near the town of Jabal Al-Mani in a rural area around the Syrian capital, as well as the village of Ruyhaina located south of Quneitra, which straddles the border between Syria and the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights. It is yet unclear what munitions were used in the attacks or whether Syrian defenses attempted to…
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Biden is Facing a Showdown on Iran Sanctions
Evelyn Leopold | counterpunch.org | 2020-11-24
President Trump has called the Obama-initiated nuclear agreement for Iran a "horrible one-sided deal" and withdrew from it in 2018. Except he really didn't. This past summer, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo began a series of appeals to the UN Security Council, saying that the United States was still a member of the deal, based…
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The Consequences Of Ethiopia's Civil Conflict Will Be Acute
oneworld.press | 2020-11-24
The most intense phase of Ethiopia's several-week-long civil conflict appears to be drawing to a close after the country's national defense forces gave an ultimatum to Tigrayan rebels in the restive region's capital to surrender or face utter destruction, but the consequences of this conflict will likely linger for long after the war formally concludes considering just how significant of an event this has been for the country.
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The Consequences of Ethiopia's Civil Conflict Will be Acute
Andrew Korybko | globalresearch.ca | 2020-11-24
The most intense phase of Ethiopia's several-week-long civil conflict appears to be drawing to a close after the country's national defense forces gave an ultimatum to Tigrayan rebels in the restive region's capital to surrender or face utter destruction, but …
globalresearch.ca/consequences-ethiopia-…

Carlos Barrientos: There is rage on the streets of Guatemala
Zoe PC | peoplesdispatch.org | 2020-11-24
What brought over 500,000 people to the streets in Guatemala on Saturday, and why are people not leaving the streets after the controversial budget was suspended?
peoplesdispatch.org/2020/11/24/carlos-ba…

Persecution of political prisoners and activists intensifies in Egypt
Peoples Dispatch | peoplesdispatch.org | 2020-11-24
Imprisoned human rights activist Gasser Abdel-Razek has been subjected to cruel treatment in prison, claimed his lawyers. Meanwhile, on Monday, a criminal court in Cairo designated 28 Egyptians, including prominent activists, as terrorists…
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Terrorism Advances in Mozambique
Lucas Leiroz de Almeida | globalresearch.ca | 2020-11-24
Terrorism is advancing strongly in Africa, while international society remains silent. Jihadist penetration in Mozambique is absolutely out of control and threatens to spread across southern Africa. The barbarism of Islamist extremism brutally confronts the power of the national government, …
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EXCLUSIVE: Ilhan Omar calls for end to American sponsorship of police brutality
Azad Essa | middleeasteye.net | 2020-11-24
EXCLUSIVE: Ilhan Omar calls for end to American sponsorship of police brutality | Congresswoman to introduce resolution condemning police brutality, which could have implications for arms sales to Egypt and Saudi Arabia, MEE can reveal | Azad Essa | Tue, 11/24/2020 – 16: 55 | Draft resolution urges US arms manufacturers to stop the sale of lethal and non-lethal weapons to countries with documented patterns of police bruta…
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Demanding Reversal of Trump Cruelty, Immigrant Rights Groups Welcome Biden Pick of Mayorkas for DHS Secretary
Kenny Stancil, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2020-11-24
The former director of U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services was a key architect of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program and also expanded fee waivers for naturalization and immigration applications. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
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The My Lai Massacre, Babies Thrown onto Bayonets
RT | dissidentvoice.org | 2020-11-24
A throwback to legendary investigative journalist Seymour Hersh discussing exposing the My Lai massacre by American soldiers in the Vietnam War, among other war crimes.
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Skewed Responsibility: Australian War Crimes in Afghanistan
Binoy Kampmark | dissidentvoice.org | 2020-11-24
The Inspector-General of the Australian Defence Force Afghanistan Inquiry was always going to make for a gruesome read — and that was only the redacted version. The findings of the four-year investigation, led by New South Wales Court of Appeal Justice and Army Reserve Major-General Paul Brereton, point to "credible evidence" that 39 Afghan non-combatants …
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Skewed Responsibility: Australian War Crimes in Afghanistan
Dr. Binoy Kampmark | globalresearch.ca | 2020-11-24
The Inspector-General of the Australian Defence Force Afghanistan Inquiry was always going to make for a gruesome read — and that was only the redacted version. The findings of the four-year investigation, led by New South Wales Court of Appeal …
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New Zealand government, media downplay Australian war crimes in Afghanistan
wsws.org | 2020-11-24
Prime Minister Ardern did not condemn the Australian war crimes, as her government has sought to cover up similar atrocities committed by New Zealand special forces.
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Labor governments presided over most confirmed Australian war crimes in Afghanistan
wsws.org | 2020-11-24
Many of the war crimes flowed out of Labor's escalation of Australia's role in the occupation of Afghanistan, including in US-led "kill or capture" operations.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/11/24/labo…

'Total Reset' is Wishful Thinking: The Daunting Task of Reordering US Foreign Policy
Ramzy Baroud | counterpunch.org | 2020-11-24
A new term has imposed itself on the conversation regarding the impending presidency of US President-elect, Joe Biden: "The Total Reset". Many headlines have already promised that the Biden Presidency is ready to 'reset' US foreign policy across the globe, as if the matter is dependent solely on an American desire and decision. While a…
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Unforgetting: Confronting El Salvador's–and My Family's–Past
Roberto Lovato | thenation.com | 2020-11-24
Unforgetting: Confronting El Salvador's–and My Family's–Past…
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On Coronavirus, We Must Not Allow Politics to Dictate Science
Rep. Ron Paul | globalresearch.ca | 2020-11-24
In these past couple of weeks, two important studies have been published that could dramatically increase our understanding of the Covid-19 disease. Adding to the science of how we understand and treat this disease is something that should be welcomed, …
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The Imperative To Achieve National Improved Medicare For All
Margaret Flowers | zcomm.org | 2020-11-24
The majority of people in the United States support a universal healthcare system. The opportunity to win it is now because the recession means our uninsured numbers will soar and the current healthcare system cannot address the COVID-19 crisis…
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Report: Incarceration Destabilizes Neighborhood Economies
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2020-11-24
A report released by the Maryland Center for Economic Policy suggests decreasing the state's prison budget will lead to a healthier economy and increased public safety. | The report, released Wednesday, found that Black Marylanders are 4 1/2 times more likely to serve prison sentences than any other racial or ethnic group. Indigenous Maryland residents are twice as likely to be incarcerated than any other racial or ethnic group. | "None of what we're doing is making any of us safer and it's most certainly not making those Black communities that are being robbed of human capital ‚Äï it's not making…
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Guatemala Takes to the Streets to Urge Gianmattei's Resignation
telesurenglish.net | 2020-11-24
Guatemala's Indigenous movements, social organizations, students, political actors, and religious authorities Tuesday called for a peaceful march to demand the resignation of President Alejandro Gianmattei for his scant efforts to combat poverty and inequality in the country. | RELATED: | Guatemala: Two Young Protesters Lose an Eye Due to Gas Shots | "We will take to the streets against all corrupt politicians," the Xinca People's Parliament stated as it informed the demonstration will…
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Coronavirus report from Brazil: Yanomami mothers beg for their babies' bodies
Eliane Brum | peoplesworld.org | 2020-11-24
The indignity with which the Indigenous people are being treated in the COVID-19 pandemic opened a new and appalling chapter in the Brazilian government's violation of the rights of its original inhabitants. Three women are living a nightmare for which it will be necessary to invent a name. They are Sanà∂mas, part of the Yanomami …
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Tuesday 11/24: COVID-19 in the Amazon: Stories from the Fronlines of Indigenous & Traditional Communities
AEFAFA | indybay.org | 2020-11-24
Online event…
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Groundbreaking Indigenous news and commentary show coming to The Real News Network
Staff | therealnews.com | 2020-11-24
TRNN is excited to announce the upcoming launch of "Decolonized News Hour," a groundbreaking show featuring the latest stories from Indian Country, in all its underappreciated diversity, and investigations of current issues from Native perspectives.
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Indigenous Peoples' Victory: Largest Dam Removal In The World
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2020-11-24
After nearly two decades, Indigenous Peoples win an agreement for the largest dam removal in the world. Four of the six dams on the Klamath River in California and Oregon will be taken down, allowing the water to flow freely again and the salmon to spawn. This is a powerful story of how four tribes put aside their past conflicts to work together and environmental groups participated in an indigenous-led campaign that took on two of the wealthiest men in the world, Bill Gates and Warren Buffett. And this is an example of why, if we want to succeed in restoring our relationship with the earth, Indigenous Peoples mu…
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Class struggle in China — How to deal with multibillionaires?
Sara Flounders | workers.org | 2020-11-24
"The Sorcerer's Apprentice" is an old story repeated in many variations, from Greek myths to a famous German poem by Goethe in 1797 to an Alfred Hitchcock film and several Disney versions. All variations deal with summoning or unleashing overwhelming forces that can't be controlled. In "The Communist Manifesto," Karl . . . | Continue reading Class struggle in China — How to deal with multibillionaires? at Workers.org
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Class struggle in China — How to deal with multibillionaires?
Sara Flounders | workers.org | 2020-11-24
"The Sorcerer's Apprentice" is an old story repeated in many variations, from Greek myths to a famous German poem by Goethe in 1797 to an Alfred Hitchcock film and several Disney versions. All variations deal with summoning or unleashing overwhelming forces that can't be controlled. Emblem for All-China Federation of . . . | Continue reading Class struggle in China — How to deal with multibillionaires? at Workers.org
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Juan González Remembers NYC's Only Black Mayor David Dinkins & Vieques Activist Carlos "Taso" Zenón
Staff | democracynow.org | 2020-11-24
We speak with Democracy Now! co-host Juan González about the deaths of two leading figures he reported on: New York City Mayor David Dinkins and beloved Puerto Rican social leader Carlos "Taso" Zenón. "Most people forget [Dinkins] was a Democratic Socialist before democratic socialism was in vogue," notes González. He also recalls how Dinkins backed the movement against apartheid in South Africa, ordering the city to divest its pension fund from companies doing business there, and brought Nelson Mandela to the city right after he was freed. González also recalls how Zenón was a longtime activist who for decades l…
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What's behind the UAW's attack on the World Socialist Web Site
wsws.org | 2020-11-24
While they are telling workers to shut up and keep working, the UAW pulled their own stewards from the plant floor, and Solidarity House is still working remotely.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/11/25/shap…

America and Britain Are the Big Losers on the World Stage
_____ | strategic-culture.org | 2020-11-24
Patrick COCKBURN | Lockdowns are unnecessary if the use of masks is practiced by 95 per cent of the population, says Dr Hans Kluge, the World Health Organisation's European chief. This is good to know, though it is a pity that the WHO did not make the point more forcefully in March as the pandemic was exploding across Europe and the world. | The necessity for face masks had been e…
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America and Britain are big losers on world stage as they fail to control Covid
Patrick Cockburn | zcomm.org | 2020-11-24
"It was clear that none of the great powers were looking to the multilateral system to provide an answer [to the epidemic]. As the death count rose, every country acted as if it was on its own, closing borders, stockpiling medical equipment, and introducing export controls."
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America and Britain are the Big Losers on the World Stage
Patrick Cockburn | counterpunch.org | 2020-11-24
Lockdowns are unnecessary if the use of masks is practiced by 95 per cent of the population, says Dr Hans Kluge, the World Health Organisation's European chief. This is good to know, though it is a pity that the WHO did not make the point more forcefully in March as the pandemic was exploding across…
counterpunch.org/2020/11/24/america-and-…

'The Principal Contradiction' by Torkil Lauesen
Eds. | mronline.org | 2020-11-24
One of my frustrations with contemporary Marxist philosophy is the way in which the word 'dialectical' is often employed like a magical wand to sanctify various relational phenomena.
mronline.org/2020/11/24/the-principal-co…

Doctors for Assange Statement. Ongoing Torture and Neglect
Doctors for Assange | globalresearch.ca | 2020-11-24
Sunday 22nd November 2020 marked 12 months since doctors from around the world wrote to the UK Home Secretary, Priti Patel, calling for an immediate end to the torture and medical neglect of Julian Assange. | Since …
globalresearch.ca/doctors-assange-statem…

China's Reaction to an Unannounced US Visit to Taiwan
Peter Koenig | globalresearch.ca | 2020-11-24
Background | China has reacted strongly to a senior US official's unannounced visit to Taiwan, warning that it will take legitimate and necessary action according to circumstances. | The Chinese foreign ministry spokesman reiterated Beijing's firm opposition to any official ties between …
globalresearch.ca/china-reaction-unannou…

Trump Administration Displays Its Love for Israel
Philip Giraldi | globalresearch.ca | 2020-11-24
President Donald Trump's gifts to Israel in the last few weeks of his administration are, quite frankly, incomprehensible based on any consideration that U.S. foreign policy should be reflective of American national and international interests. On the contrary, the …
globalresearch.ca/trump-administration-d…

Video: Armenia Is Trolling Russia, Digging Its Own Grave Around the Clock
South Front | globalresearch.ca | 2020-11-24
As of November 23, the Russian peacekeeping force has finished its deployment in the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict zone, that included the sending 1960 personnel and 552 units of equipment. The total number of observation posts currently kept by Russian forces in …
globalresearch.ca/video-armenia-trolling…

This Is Your Brain On Echo Chambers: Right Calls Biden A Xi Puppet As He Packs His Cabinet With China Hawks
Caitlin Johnstone | thealtworld.com | 2020-11-24
This is your brain: This is your brain on media echo chambers: Joe Biden set to appoint …
thealtworld.com/caitlin_johnston/this-is…

Biden/Harris Regime's "War Cabinet" Taking Shape
Stephen Lendman | globalresearch.ca | 2020-11-24
Throughout most of…
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Big Lie that Won't Die: Russiagate Still Around
Stephen Lendman | globalresearch.ca | 2020-11-24
The scheme was cooked up by Obama/Biden regime Russophobes John Brennan, Hillary and the DNC — to smear Russia and discredit Trump at the same time. | It aimed to maintain and escalate US hostility toward the Russian Federation — for …
globalresearch.ca/big-lie-wont-die-russi…

Sidney Powell No Longer a Trump Campaign Legal Team Member?
Stephen Lendman | globalresearch.ca | 2020-11-24
On Sunday, a joint statement by Rudy Giuliani and Jenna Ellis said the following: | "Sidney Powell is practicing law on her own." | "She is not a member of the Trump legal team." | "She is also not a lawyer for …
globalresearch.ca/sidney-powell-no-longe…

'Foundational and necessary change' needed to heal post-COVID world
news.un.org | 2020-11-24
With the COVID-19 pandemic precipitating one of the world's worst health, socioeconomic and humanitarian crises in over a century, the UN chief told a high-level discussion on Tuesday to seize the opportunity "to make real, foundational, and necessary change".
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Hey Joe, Where You Going With That Pentagon in Your Hands?
Norman Solomon | indybay.org | 2020-11-24
War profiteers on the march…
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Facing Holiday Rush, Frontlines Retail Workers Urge Billionaire Bosses to Share the Wealth
Chuck Collins | commondreams.org | 2020-11-24
This essential workforce is hustling to help holiday shoppers while also organizing for hazard pay and other Covid-19 protections. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
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'I Stand With the Amazon Warehouse Workers': Bernie Sanders Throws Support Behind Bold Union Drive in Alabama
Brett Wilkins, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2020-11-24
"If Amazon workers in Alabama–a strong anti-union state–vote to form a union, it will be a shot heard around the world." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
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With Just 1% of Farms Controlling 70% of Global Farmland, Study Reveals 'Shocking' Level of Land Inequality
Andrea Germanos, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2020-11-24
"A transformative agenda… is urgent and is in the interests of all humanity." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
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Donald 'I Concede NOTHING!' Trump Retweets Utterly Unhinged Randy Quaid
Andrea Germanos, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2020-11-24
In one tweet thanking the actor, the president says he's "working hard to clean up the stench of the 2020 Election Hoax!" | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
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Betting Pool? Tyson Managers Bet on How Many Workers Would Get COVID. Advocates Call It Grim Pattern
Staff | democracynow.org | 2020-11-24
The family of a former meatpacker who died from COVID-19 alleges in a lawsuit that managers at a Tyson Foods plant in Iowa knew working conditions would result in illness, and even placed bets on how many workers would be infected. The family of Isidro Fernandez, who died in April, says the plant manager set up a winner-take-all betting pool for supervisors and managers to wager on coronavirus infections. Since the start of the pandemic, at least six workers have died and more than 1,000 tested positive for COVID-19 at the Iowa facility. Tyson Foods has suspended the managers involved in the alleged betting schem…
www.democracynow.org/2020/11/24/tyson_fo…

Antibiotics on Par With Surgery for Appendicitis
Slomski A. | jamanetwork.com | 2020-11-24
Antibiotic treatment was noninferior to surgery for appendicitis, a US multicenter trial published in the New England Journal of Medicine found.
jamanetwork.com/journals/jama/fullarticl…

Aid for American Indian, Alaska Native Individuals Who Want to Quit Smoking
Rubin R. | jamanetwork.com | 2020-11-24
The Indian Health Service (IHS) recently launched SmokefreeTXT, a mobile messaging tool to help American Indian and Alaska Native individuals quit smoking.
jamanetwork.com/journals/jama/fullarticl…

Commercial interests & Russia/West geopolitical struggle combine to make race for Covid-19 vaccines a new battleground
rt.com | 2020-11-24
It seems that the struggle to find a remedy to deal with coronavirus is being overtaken by geopolitical rivalries and prejudice. Not to mention the commercial interests at stake in a market potentially worth up to $100 billion. | Another vaccine has entered the race to rid the world of the Covid-19 pandemic, but unlike the US version, when the team behind the British-produced AstraZeneca product announced its successful preliminary trial results, the company's shares plummeted in trading on Monday. | By contrast, US pharma giant Pfizer's earlier announcement, on November 9, saw stock markets around the world (…
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Back to Reality
Paul Karasik | thenation.com | 2020-11-24
Back to Reality…
thenation.com/article/politics/back-to-r…

Imperial is part of major festival that aims to reach 66 million people globally
imperial.ac.uk | 2020-11-24
Imperial scientist is part of creative team selected for developing Festival UK 2022, a national event celebrating the UK's creativity and innovation.
imperial.ac.uk/news/209373/imperial-part-major-festival-that-aims

Surprise! America is getting another psycho for Secretary Of State
Caitlin A. Johnstone | mronline.org | 2020-11-24
Did you know the U.S. Department of Defense used to be called the Department of War?>…
mronline.org/2020/11/24/surprise-america…

'Qatar having strong will to expand economic ties with Iran'
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2020-11-24
TEHRAN, Nov. 24 (MNA) — Iranian energy minister said the Qatari government has a strong will to develop economic relations with Iran.
en.mehrnews.com/news/166304/Qatar-having…

Iraq: Continued international support vital amid 'multiple storms'
news.un.org | 2020-11-24
As authorities in Iraq continue to operate "in the eye of multiple storms", international support remains essential for resolving ongoing political, security, economic and social crises, as well as the fallout from the COVID-19 pandemic, the Security Council heard on Tuesday.
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US, Israel and Saudi Arabia meet amid mounting war threats against Iran
wsws.org | 2020-11-24
The trip by Pompeo and Netanyahu to Saudi Arabia came as the Pentagon is steadily building up its air power in the region.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/11/24/saud…

Surprise! The US Is Getting Another Psycho Secretary Of State
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2020-11-24
Did you know the US Department of Defense used to be called the Department of War? It would be a much more honest label today for a military which virtually never operates in any way that could be described as defensive, with its operations focusing far outside of the nation's borders against targets who pose no threat whatsoever to ordinary Americans. An even more suitable name would be the Department of Eternal War. | The State Department was meant to be the counterpart to the War Department, focusing on diplomacy and peace.
popularresistance.org/surprise-the-us-is…

Study Aims to Identify Drugs That Could Be Repurposed for COVID-19
Rubin R. | jamanetwork.com | 2020-11-24
The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) recently launched a study to determine whether drugs that are already approved or in the late stage of clinical development might merit testing in larger clinical trials as a coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) treatment.
jamanetwork.com/journals/jama/fullarticl…

Trump Administration Recycles Slashing of Sage-grouse Protections, Opening Habitat to Drilling, Fracking Across Seven Western States

| globalresearch.ca | 2020-11-24
The Trump administration unveiled its final analysis today to justify its 2019 land-management plans that slashed protections for the imperiled greater sage grouse across 51 million acres of the western United States. | Today's final "supplemental environmental impact statements" covering Bureau …
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Two explosions in central Afghanistan kill 14 people, wound 45 — officials
rt.com | 2020-11-24
At least 14 people have been killed and dozens more injured after twin blasts in the central Afghan province of Bamiyan on Tuesday afternoon, provincial officials said. | The explosives were hidden at the side of a road in a main bazaar in Bamiyan city and claimed the lives of 12 civilians and two traffic policemen, while wounding 45 other people, Reuters quoted Zabardast Safai, the police chief of the province, as saying. | The people who sustained injuries in the attack were mostly in a nearby restaurant and shops at the time of the blasts, according to Safai. | A spokesperson at the Afghan Ministry of Inter…
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Iran, Qatar ink economic MoU
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2020-11-24
TEHRAN, Nov. 24 (MNA) — At the end of the 7th meeting of the Iran-Qatar Joint Economic Commission, the sides inked the commissions' MoU.
en.mehrnews.com/news/166289/Iran-Qatar-i…

Limbaugh criticizes Trump's lawyers: They promised "blockbuster" evidence — then "nothing happened"
Igor Derysh | salon.com | 2020-11-24
If "you announce massive bombshells, then you better have some bombshells," Rush Limbaugh points out…
salon.com/2020/11/24/limbaugh-criticizes…

'John McCain' warship drama: US Navy defends vessel entering Russian waters by blasting Moscow's 'EXCESSIVE maritime claims'
rt.com | 2020-11-24
The US Navy has called Russia's claims of maritime territory "excessive" and described an alleged incursion by one of its ships, the USS 'John S. McCain', into Russian waters as a routine "Freedom of Navigation Operation." | Russia's Ministry of Defense stated on Tuesday that the American vessel sailed more than two kilometers into its zone of control, off the coast of the Russian Far Eastern capital, Vladivostok, that morning. According to Moscow, the USS 'McCain' was warned away by the Udaloy-class destroyer…
rt.com/russia/507713-us-navy-mccain-incu…

President John F. Kennedy was assassinated 57 years ago
Lynda Carson | indybay.org | 2020-11-24
President John F. Kennedy was assassinated 57 years ago. President John F. Kennedy (JFK) spent his last night alive at the Texas Hotel in Ft. Worth, Texas. When morning came there was a light rain falling on Ft. Worth as the JFK entourage, including JFK's wife Jackie, prepared to take a thirteen minute flight to Dallas for a limo ride through the city. It proved to be a very fateful day!
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World leading experts in health, science and economics discuss post-Covid world
imperial.ac.uk | 2020-11-24
The world's leading experts in health, science and economics discussed…
imperial.ac.uk/news/209353/world-leading-experts-health-science-economics

Chicago nursing home workers launch strike against poverty wages, lack of protection from COVID-19
wsws.org | 2020-11-24
Nearly 700 certified nursing assistants and other workers walked out Monday morning for higher pay, more staffing and protections against COVID-19.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/11/24/illi…

Medical Doctor Warns that "Bacterial Pneumonias Are on the Rise" from Mask Wearing
John C. A. Manley | globalresearch.ca | 2020-11-24
First published in October 2020 | "A group is suing Tulsa Mayor G.T. Bynum and Tulsa Health Department Executive Director Bruce Dart, saying the city's mask mandate is harmful to healthy people," reports Activist Post. The group includes business owners …
globalresearch.ca/medical-doctor-warns-b…

Over ONE BILLION doses of Russia's Sputnik V vaccine against Covid-19 expected to be ready in 2021 as producer promises low prices
rt.com | 2020-11-24
More than 500 million people will be able to take the pioneering Russian Sputnik V vaccine to fight coronavirus next year, according to is developers, who say the jab will be sold cheaper than those of its foreign competitors. | The drug will be produced not only in Russia but also by "leading foreign pharmaceutical companies" which have agreed to cooperation deals with the Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF). Talks with additional international partners are underway to further increase production capacity. | "Sputnik V will be two or more times cheaper than mRNA vaccines with similar efficacy levels," RDIF…
rt.com/russia/507705-sputnik-vaccine-bil…

The Teachings of America
Chelli Stanley | counterpunch.org | 2020-11-24
One teaching taught us that to be anti-war is to be a hateful person, betrayer of your country, deranged. But that's a strange teaching. There's teachings that say all soldiers are automatically heroes, and as a result, war is holy. But they didn't really make sense. There's been indirect teachings for centuries that equality is…
counterpunch.org/2020/11/24/the-teaching…

For the US, 'arms control' is just another bludgeon and pulling out of the Open Skies Treaty proves it
Scott Ritter | thealtworld.com | 2020-11-24
Donald Trump's precipitous withdrawal from major arms control agreements indicates the US is more interested in gaining …
thealtworld.com/scott_ritter/for-the-us-…

Monolith discovered in Utah desert has everyone buzzing over "2001: A Space Odyssey"
Zack Sharf | salon.com | 2020-11-24
To prevent tourists from traveling out into the desert, the location of the monolith is not being given…
salon.com/2020/11/24/monolith-discovered…

Importance of Patient Input in Designing CRISPR Trials
Rubin R. | jamanetwork.com | 2020-11-24
Clinical trials of genome editing to treat sickle cell anemia must be designed with input from patients and their parents and physicians, a recent study by National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI) scientists concluded.
jamanetwork.com/journals/jama/fullarticl…

Car bomb explodes in al-Baba district , NE Aleppo
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2020-11-24
TEHRAN, Nov. 24 (MNA) — Syrian sources reported that a car bomb had exploded in the city of Al-Bab, northeast of Aleppo in northern Syria but they did not mention the details.
en.mehrnews.com/news/166290/Car-bomb-exp…

Australian university union blocks opposition as cuts to jobs and conditions intensify
wsws.org | 2020-11-24
Every week brings new announcements of retrenchments as the managements exploit the COVID-19 pandemic to accelerate pro-business restructuring.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/11/24/unis…

USPSTF Report: Behavioral Counseling to Promote Healthy Lifestyle in Adults With CV Risk Factors
O'Connor EA, Evans CV, Rushkin MC, et al. | jamanetwork.com | 2020-11-24
This systematic review to support the 2020 US Preventive Services Task Force Recommendation Statement on behavioral counseling to promote healthy diet and physical activity for cardiovascular disease (CVD) prevention summarizes published evidence on the benefits and harms of behavioral counseling to promote healthy diet and physical activity for CVD prevention in adults with cardiovascular risk factors.
jamanetwork.com/journals/jama/fullarticl…

650 bodies stored in freezer trucks for months in New York City disaster morgue
wsws.org | 2020-11-24
Hundreds of people, mostly victims of the pandemic, have been stored in freezer trucks in Brooklyn for months as city authorities struggle to identify their next of kin and make funeral arrangements.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/11/24/hart…

Immigration Is the Story of Our Families
Joseph Hayden | progressive.org | 2020-11-24
If you go back far enough, all of us are from someplace else. We all start as outsiders hoping to belong.
progressive.org/op-eds/immigration-story…

The Heat: G20 Summit
Anand Naidoo | america.cgtn.com | 2020-11-24
World leaders get together for an online G20 Summit. What did they have to say about COVID-19, the global economy and climate change?>…
america.cgtn.com/2020/11/24/the-heat-g20…

Saturday 12/12: Virtual Festival Celebration of International Human Rights Day
International Human Rights Art Festival | indybay.org | 2020-11-24
Virtual event…
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French app users sue Muslim Pro over alleged data sharing with US military
MEE staff | middleeasteye.net | 2020-11-24
French app users sue Muslim Pro over alleged data sharing with US military | Lawsuit accuses Muslim Pro of data protection offences, abuse of trust, endangering other people's lives, and conspiracy to commit murder | MEE staff | Tue, 11/24/2020 – 15: 50 | Muslim Pro told MEE that it denies selling its data to US military and that it was ending all sharing of its data with companies (Facebook/Muslim Pro) | French users of…
www.middleeasteye.net/news/muslim-pro-fr…

VIDEO: Car bomb blasts in Syria's Afrin
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2020-11-24
TEHRAN, Nov. 24 (MNA) — A car bomb was exploded in Syrian town of Afrin on Tue.
en.mehrnews.com/news/166310/VIDEO-Car-bo…

Ten New #Divestny Coalition Members Energize Campaign to Divest New York From Fossil Fuels
commondreams.org | 2020-11-24
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Commentary — Active forces decide political struggles ‚àí battling #45
John Catalinotto | workers.org | 2020-11-24
If the political struggle were determined simply by adding up potential forces, #45 would be meeting now with Joe Biden, and the two would be preparing the next capitalist administration of the U.S. government. Celebrations in Atlanta's streets over Trump's defeat, Nov. 7. Have no illusions. Both Republicans and Democrats . . . | Continue reading Commentary — Active forces decide political struggles ‚àí battling #45 at Workers.org
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Capitalist Competition Is Sabotaging the Race for a Vaccine
Mike Pappas, Luigi Morris | commondreams.org | 2020-11-24
The global race for a Covid-19 vaccine appears to be in its final leg. The research was publicly funded. But Big Pharma stands to make enormous profits, at the expense of people the world over. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
commondreams.org/views/2020/11/24/capita…

Zarif holds phone talk with Lavrov over Nagorno-Karabakh
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2020-11-24
TEHRAN, Nov. 24 (MNA) — Iranian Foreign Minister Zarif held a phone talk with his Russian counterpart Lavrov on important regional issues, including the JCPOA, the Nagorno-Karabakh issue and Syria.
en.mehrnews.com/news/166297/Zarif-holds-…

What If They Called An Election And Nothing Changed In The War State?
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2020-11-24
In this mystifying moment,…
popularresistance.org/what-if-they-calle…

Canada: The Hypocrisy of Liberals' Nuclear Policy
Yves Engler | globalresearch.ca | 2020-11-24
A Vancouver MP's last-minute withdrawal from a recent webinar on Canada's nuclear arms policy highlights Liberal hypocrisy. The government says they want to rid the world of nuclear weapons but refuse to take a minimal step to protect humanity from | …
globalresearch.ca/canada-hypocrisy-liber…

Negotiations led to no result; we can nullify sanctions
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2020-11-24
TEHRAN, Nov. 24 (MNA) — Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei says the collective effort, and innovation are the keys to ward off the impacts of the cruel sanctions against the Iranian nation.
en.mehrnews.com/news/166295/Negotiations…

Enlaces de Red Latina sin fronteras 23.11.2020
Red Latina sin fronteras | indybay.org | 2020-11-24
ENLACES de Red Latina sin fronteras 23.11.2020 | comunicaciones e información para la liberación…
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/11/22/1883862…

Egypt urged to release two women whose pretrial detention has expired
MEE correspondent | middleeasteye.net | 2020-11-24
Egypt urged to release two women whose pretrial detention has expired | On 21 November, the two-year pretrial detention limit of Hoda Abdelmonem and Aisha al-Shater ended, making their continued imprisonment unlawful, says rights group | MEE correspondent | Tue, 11/24/2020 – 13: 40 | Abdelmonem (L) and Shater were held in November 2018 as part of a wave of detentions which targeted nearly 40 human rights w…
www.middleeasteye.net/news/egypt-women-p…

Golpe colorido na Bielorrússia: o projeto liberal da oposiàßà£o
Yuri Martins Fontes | globalresearch.ca | 2020-11-24
Conforme exposto na primeira parte desta reportagem, o governo Lukashenko em época de crise mundial foi balanàßado, com a investida da oposiàßà£o bielorrussa após as eleiàßàµes; e em especial porque estava estremecido com o forte parceiro Putin, sem poder nele …
globalresearch.ca/golpe-colorido-na-biel…

USPSTF Recommendation: Behavioral Counseling for CVD Prevention in At-Risk Adults
, Krist AH, Davidson KW, et al. | jamanetwork.com | 2020-11-24
This 2020 US Preventive Services Task Force Recommendation Statement recommends offering or referring adults with CVD risk factors to behavioral counseling interventions to promote a healthy diet and physical activity (B recommendation).
jamanetwork.com/journals/jama/fullarticl…

Jeff Riedel, photographer and fighter for socialism: 1968-2020
wsws.org | 2020-11-24
An immensely gifted artist, Jeff Riedel's photographic work combined exceptional technical skill with social insight.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/11/24/jeff…

American Sustainable Business Council and Social Venture Circle Look Forward to Working with John Kerry, Climate Envoy to the Biden Administration
commondreams.org | 2020-11-24
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Maternal Docosahexaenoic Acid Supplementation and Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia in Infants–Reply
Marc I, Julien P, Lavoie PM. | jamanetwork.com | 2020-11-24
In Reply Dr van den Akker and colleagues propose a possible explanation linking potential deficits in proresolving lipid mediator synthesis to why DHA failed to improve bronchopulmonary dysplasia in both the N3RO and MOBYDIck trials. As they mentioned, proresolving lipid mediators D and E resolvin series derived from DHA and eicosapentaenoic acid, respectively, have potent roles in the active regulation of inflammatory processes. Arachidonic acid–derived lipoxins appear particularly important for initiating the resolution of the inflammatory cascade.
jamanetwork.com/journals/jama/fullarticl…

Covid Is Not The Threat
Paul Craig Roberts | thealtworld.com | 2020-11-24
Covid is a real virus. It is a threat to a small minority of the population–primarily people with poor immune systems and comorbidities. | There are inexpensive ways of boosting immune systems with supplements, such as zinc, vitimans C and D3, Beta Glucan, and NAC. But public health officials have not educated the public about the value of supplements in the Covid battle. The reason is that so-called public health officials are shills for Big Pharma's profits, and Big Pharma regards good immune systems as a hindrence to profits. | There are also two effective, safe, and inexpensive cures for Covid. One is t…
thealtworld.com/paul_craig_roberts/covid…

Second round of UN-sponsored peace talks between Libyan factions kicks off
Peoples Dispatch | peoplesdispatch.org | 2020-11-24
The talks, which are being held virtually, aim to identify criteria for selecting authorities to administer the country till the elections. In the first round of talks, it was decided that elections will be held in December 2021…
peoplesdispatch.org/2020/11/24/second-ro…

Matthew Rozsa | salon.com | 2020-11-24
As case numbers explode across the country, Biden is poised to inherit a drastically worse crisis…
salon.com/2020/11/24/a-reliable-pandemic…

The GOP: Grotesque, Outrageous Putschists
Sasha Abramsky | thenation.com | 2020-11-24
The GOP: Grotesque, Outrageous Putschists…
thenation.com/article/politics/the-gop-g…

Turkey: Erdogan ally Bulent Arinc resigns in dispute over reforms
Ragip Soylu | middleeasteye.net | 2020-11-24
Turkey: Erdogan ally Bulent Arinc resigns in dispute over reforms | Arinc left the Turkish president's high advisory council after he called for the release of two high-profile prisoners | Ragip Soylu | Tue, 11/24/2020 – 15: 14 | Then-Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan, left, talks to his then-deputy Bulent Arinc during a debate at the parliament in Ankara on 25 February 2010 (AFP) | One of the leading associ…
www.middleeasteye.net/news/turkey-erdoga…

China Lifts all Remaining Poverty-stricken Counties out of Absolute Poverty
CGTN | dissidentvoice.org | 2020-11-24
Southwest China's Guizhou Province says it has eliminated absolute poverty in its last nine impoverished counties, meaning there are no more counties listed as impoverished in the whole of China.
dissidentvoice.org/2020/11/china-lifts-a…

Hand Hygiene Gaps Identified
Kuehn BM. | jamanetwork.com | 2020-11-24
Hand washing or using an alcohol-based hand sanitizer after touching shopping carts, gas pumps, automated teller machines, and other frequently touched surfaces is a key strategy the CDC recommends to curb the spread of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). Yet a pair of surveys in the CDC's Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report found serious gaps in hand hygiene practices by race, age, and sex.
jamanetwork.com/journals/jama/fullarticl…

Confrontation Versus Trade
_____ | strategic-culture.org | 2020-11-24
Around the world there is movement to improve levels of trade and to ease formalities in order to make multilateral commerce simpler, less costly and beneficial to all participants. Naturally, individual countries want to protect their particular specialities while continuing to profit from their attraction (think French wine and Scotch whisky, for example), but negotiations can solve such problems, and it is apparent that more and more countries are prepared to engage in dialogue rather than flouncing away from compromise. | Except, most notably, the US and Britain which seem to consider that concession in negot…
strategic-culture.org/news/2020/11/24/co…

Oppose DEA surveillance plan!
Princess Harmony | workers.org | 2020-11-24
The Drug Enforcement Administration is seeking more control and surveillance in the lives of people who use opioids, particularly people who use the medications buprenorphine (Suboxone, Subutex, Sublocade, Bunavail, or Zubsolv) and methadone (Diskets, Methadose). The DEA's mission in this regard is, on paper, to prevent diversion — the sharing . . . | Continue reading Oppose DEA surveillance plan! at Workers.org
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Saturday 12/5: The Covid Crisis: The Response in France (Online)
Speak Out Now | indybay.org | 2020-11-24
Online meeting, see website for details…
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Don't bail out Viva Energy
Pip Hinman | greenleft.org.au | 2020-11-24
Sue Bull reports on oil refinery Viva Energy's new plans for gas and a public bail-out.
greenleft.org.au/content/dont-bail-out-v…

Keep Calm And Just Die
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2020-11-24
The British government has ordered schools in England not to use resources and materials from organizations that have expressed any desire to end capitalism. There are several different ways one can think about this, but I believe the best may be to envision a government ordering its teachers to never inform someone on fire that they may want to stop, drop and roll. And maybe also instructing professors to hide all the water. | Look, I know this world's crazy. I know things are getting out of hand. It takes a lot to surprise me these days, and yet I am floored that the government in England is forbidding anti-cap…
popularresistance.org/keep-calm-and-just…

Na ONU, a Itália abstém-se sobre o Nazismo
Manlio Dinucci | globalresearch.ca | 2020-11-24
A Terceira Comissà£o das Naàßàµes Unidas — responsável pelas questàµes sociais, humanitárias e culturais — aprovou, em 18 de Novembro, a Resoluàßà£o "Combate à glorificaàßà£o do nazismo, do neonazismo e de outras práticas que contribuem para alimentar formas contemporâneas de …
globalresearch.ca/na-onu-a-italia-abstem…

Law Enforcement Across the U.S. Overwhelmingly Refusing to Enforce COVID Orders — Will the Public Follow?
Brian Shilhavy | globalresearch.ca | 2020-11-24
As literally millions of people take to the streets all across Europe to protest new COVID orders as many face a second "lockdown" this year in the name of COVID, there is growing evidence that as states in the U.S. …
globalresearch.ca/law-enforcement-across…

Zoom cancels meetings at several universities on Zoom censorship
wsws.org | 2020-11-24
Zoom's dramatic escalation of censorship has major implications as schools, academic institutions as well as political organizations have become increasingly dependent on the platform to conduct classes, conferences and meetings.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/11/24/zoom…

"Fauci's First Fraud": Documentary Exposes Decades-old Lies Behind the Man Who Cancelled Thanksgiving
John C. A. Manley | globalresearch.ca | 2020-11-24
"You may have to bite the bullet and sacrifice that social gathering [this Thanksgiving]," Dr. Anthony Fauci told CBS Newsworld on October 16. | With such expert advice, millions of unquestioning Americans will avoid friends, children and grandparents this year in | …
globalresearch.ca/fauci-first-fraud-docu…

People's Action Statement on John Kerry Appointment as Climate Czar
commondreams.org | 2020-11-24
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USPSTF Guideline: Counseling on Healthy Diet and Physical Activity to Prevent Cardiovascular Disease
Jin J. | jamanetwork.com | 2020-11-24
This JAMA Patient Page reviews the 2020 US Preventive Services Task Force's recommendation to offer behavioral counseling to promote healthy diet and physical activity to prevent cardiovascular disease in adults with CVD risk factors (B recommendation).
jamanetwork.com/journals/jama/fullarticl…

Give it a rest, Republicans — no one wants to take away Turkey Day
Amanda Marcotte | salon.com | 2020-11-24
The imaginary "war on Thanksgiving" is just Republicans grasping for post-Trump bulls**t to rile up the base…
salon.com/2020/11/24/give-it-a-rest-repu…

Hospital Procedural Volume, Market Share, and Outcomes, 2016-2018
Yuce TK, Chung JW, Barnard C, et al. | jamanetwork.com | 2020-11-24
This study investigates associations between US state certificate of need laws, which regulate health system spending and expansion, and markers of surgical quality, including procedural volume and postoperative outcomes for Medicare beneficiaries.
jamanetwork.com/journals/jama/fullarticl…

CO2 levels hit record high despite pandemic lockdowns
Marlee Kokotovic | nationofchange.org | 2020-11-24
Scientists calculate that emissions must fall by half by 2030 to give a good chance of limiting global heating.
nationofchange.org/2020/11/24/co2-levels…

Two days ahead of historic strike, Indian trade unionists and farmers' leaders arrested
Newsclick | peoplesdispatch.org | 2020-11-24
Organizers of the historic general strike said the arrest of 31 leaders of trade unions and farmers' movements in the State of Haryana would not dampen the protests. Over 200 million workers and hundreds of thousands of farmers will take part in the protest…
peoplesdispatch.org/2020/11/24/two-days-…

Selected films to be displayed online in Nama Film Platform
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2020-11-24
TEHRAN, Nov. 24 (MNA) — Several selected films of the second round of 16th Resistance International Film Festival will be displayed online in Nama Film Platform on the 4rd day of the event.
en.mehrnews.com/news/166285/Selected-fil…

Florida Sheriff's Office intelligence-gathering program labels student youth as future criminals
wsws.org | 2020-11-24
The police agency's strategies for tracking youth shed light on the extraordinary lengths the department has gone to carry out repressive measures against underaged Pasco residents.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/11/24/tamp…

'Stop the threat': Saudi Arabia blames Houthis for Aramco missile attack in letter to UN Security Council
rt.com | 2020-11-24
Saudi Arabia has told the United Nations Security Council that Yemen's Houthi militia is behind the missile attack at a petroleum facility in Jeddah owned by its Aramco oil company on Monday, in a formal letter seen by reporters. | A letter penned by Saudi UN ambassador Abdallah Al-Mouallimi called on the 15-member body to "stop the threat" that the Iran-backed Houthi rebels pose to energy security, Yemeni politics, and regional stability, Reuters reported on Tuesday. | "It has been identified that the Houthis militia backed by Iran is responsible for the terrorist attack," Al-Mouallimi said in the letter, rep…
rt.com/news/507703-saudi-aramco-strike-h…

Active Surveillance Testing to Prevent Staph Spread in NICUs
Kuehn BM. | jamanetwork.com | 2020-11-24
Personnel in neonatal intensive care units (NICUs) should conduct active surveillance testing for Staphylococcus aureus colonization of neonates to prevent the spread of infection during outbreaks or when incidence increases, according to a new CDC guideline.
jamanetwork.com/journals/jama/fullarticl…

Trial 4: A shameless police frame-up in Boston
wsws.org | 2020-11-24
Trial 4 is an eight-episode documentary television series, currently streaming on Netflix that examines the case of Sean Ellis, a black teenager wrongly convicted of the 1993 murder of police officer John Mulligan.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/11/24/tria…

Crimes Against the Earth
Dr. Andrew Glikson | globalresearch.ca | 2020-11-24
First published by GR in June 2018 | "To ignore evil is to become an accomplice" (Martin Luther King) | Humans are of the Earth, physically adapted to its range of climates, gravity, radiation, electro-magnetic field and composition of the …
globalresearch.ca/crimes-against-the-ear…

Nearly seven million German adults are heavily indebted
wsws.org | 2020-11-24
In Germany, almost one in 10 adults cannot make ends meet.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/11/24/cred…

Winter supply drive honors Akai Gurley, killed by NYC police
Amanda Yee | liberationnews.org | 2020-11-24
"I just want people to remember he existed, that he was a person, he was a member of the community. He was a caring person, and someone who would want to give back."
liberationnews.org/winter-supply-drive-h…

US Troops Stationed in Germany Train on New Anti-Air Variant of Stryker Armored Vehicle
sputniknews.com | 2020-11-24
The US has rushed development of several new short-range anti-air systems to address the rising threat posed by drones and close a key gap in US air defenses, which have long prioritized taking down ballistic missiles.
sputniknews.com/military/202011241081263…

Netanyahu in Saudi Arabia
Abdel Bari Atwan | thealtworld.com | 2020-11-24
The Arab-Israeli normalisation fad will not last long. And the regimes involved will live to regret it. | With all the Israeli media confirming that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu flew to Saudi Arabia on Sunday for talks with Crown Prince Muhammad Bin-Salman and US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, Saudi Foreign Minister Prince Faisal Bin-Farhan's awkward denial that any such meeting took place was unconvincing in the extreme. | True, Netanyahu's office refused to confirm or deny the gathering held at the complex of royal palaces in north-eastern Saudi Arabia at the site of the planned 'mega-city' of Neom. It su…
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Boris Johnson announces end of national lockdown, prepares surge of COVID-19
wsws.org | 2020-11-24
From Wednesday next week, all non-essential shops, gyms, hairdressers and other personal care businesses in England will be allowed to reopen, along with places of worship.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/11/24/wint…

Treaty on Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons to be enforceable
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2020-11-24
TEHRAN, Nov. 24 (MNA) – Atomic Energy Organization of Iran announced that Treaty on Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons has reached quorum required to be enforceable i.e. it was approved by 50 countries and will be enforceable after 90 days as of Jan. 22.
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Jogja-NETPAC Asian FilmFest. to host 6 Iranian titles
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2020-11-24
TEHRAN, Nov. 24 (MNA) — Six Iranian titles, namely 'The Warden', 'Badger', 'Just 6.5', 'Gabriel', 'Local Anesthesia', and 'Najibeh' will take part at the 15th Jogja-NETPAC Asian Film Festival in Indonesia.
en.mehrnews.com/news/166284/Jogja-NETPAC…

Should Michèle Flournoy be Secretary of Defense?
Winslow Wheeler | globalresearch.ca | 2020-11-24
President-elect Joe Biden faces monumental challenges, left to him by an exceptionally dysfunctional administration now heading for the exits–despite temper tantrums en route. Among those challenges, one hardly mentioned during the campaign is stemming the runaway appetite in the Pentagon, …
globalresearch.ca/should-michele-flourno…

"Ouch," the Unkindest Cuts of All
Raouf Halaby | counterpunch.org | 2020-11-24
During the years of my Jerusalem childhood I was raised in the Antiochian Orthodox tradition. My brothers and I served as altar boys in the St. Simeon's Qatamoun Orthodox Church, a church we attended until the harassment, harangue, and stone throwing by interloping male Jewish children and adults became life-threatening. Eventually we'd attend St. Andrews…
counterpunch.org/2020/11/24/ouch-the-unk…

Cantharidin Drug-Device Clears Molluscum Contagiosum Lesions
Slomski A. | jamanetwork.com | 2020-11-24
A drug-device containing the topical vesicant cantharidin safely and effectively treated molluscum contagiosum in 2 identical phase 3 multicenter US trials published in JAMA Dermatology. The common viral skin infection can last for years and has no approved treatment.
jamanetwork.com/journals/jama/fullarticl…

A new vision shows how we can support each other, rebuild the economy and save the planet
Jasmine Norden | thecanary.co | 2020-11-24
A research group is calling on the government to implement new policies to rebuild the economy after coronavirus (Covid-19). | The New Economics Foundation has unveiled a set of recommendations aimed at saving jobs and incomes. It intends for the policies to counteract unemployment while investing in a greener future. | There are three main demands. Firstly, the foundation suggested guaranteeing a living income of £227 a week. It further recommended guaranteeing furlough for as long as social distancing is in place a…
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A month after being hired at suburban Detroit Fiat Chrysler plant, worker dies from COVID-19
wsws.org | 2020-11-24
Stevie Brown, a temporary part-time worker at the Warren Truck Assembly Plant, is the latest victim of the murderous policy of keeping the factories open even as they have become a major vector in the spread of the deadly disease.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/11/24/wtap…

Cool for Yule: UK's four nations agree to relax coronavirus restrictions for Christmas
rt.com | 2020-11-24
Covid-19 won't become the Grinch that steals Christmas from Britons, as England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland have agreed to relax, for the festive season, the restrictions aimed at slowing the second wave of the pandemic. | Authorities in each of the devolved states had introduced their own curbs to tackle the spread of the virus, which has already infected around 1.5 million and killed more than 55,800 people across the UK. However, following talks between the leaders of the four UK states on Tuesday, they jointly decided to settle on a common approach for the upcoming festive period. | The restricti…
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