2021-12-02: News Headlines

Brasil de Fato (2021-12-02). Latin America and the Caribbean is the region where hunger has grown the most in the world, says the UN. peoplesdispatch.org Food insecurity affects 4 out of 10 people in the region and hunger is a reality for 59.7 million…

The Socialist Program (2021-12-02). Why China Succeeded and the U.S. Failed to Beat COVID. liberationnews.org What can we learn about how different countries have handled the pandemic, and the radically different outcomes they produced?>

Andrew Perez (2021-12-02). How Lobbyists Are Protecting The Corporate Court. dailyposter.com Lobbying groups are fighting to protect the GOP's Supreme Court majority, which is great for business.

Emir Sader (2021-12-02). Latin America: Why the Elections in Chile, Brazil and Colombia are Crucial. orinocotribune.com By Emir Sader — Nov 29, 2021 | Latin America has become the epicenter of the greatest political struggles of the 21st century because it was the epicenter of neoliberalism in the world. It was the region with the most neoliberal and radical governments. Therefore, it became the region where the anti-neoliberal governments developed, thus becoming the fundamental scenario of the most important disputes in the world in the 21st century. | The first decade of the century in Latin America was marked by the emergence of anti-neoliberal governments, which implemented a set of measures that attacked the main factor…

Peter Boyle (2021-12-02). Omicron a reminder that global solidarity is needed to overcome COVID-19. greenleft.org.au We are now seeing blowback from global vaccine apartheid in the form of a new COVID-19 variant, writes Peter Boyle, but once again, the world's richest countries are responding by shutting their doors to poorer nations.

Staff (2021-12-02). àìmicron se desparrama en las principales ciudades brasileñas. cubadebate.cu El secretario de Salud de la Alcaldía de San Pablo, Edson Aparecido, dijo hoy que "no se descarta" la posibilidad de que la variante Omicron haya comenzado a dispersarse por esa metrópolis de 12 millones de habitantes. Ante el riesgo de un rebrote de la pandemia San Pablo determinó que dos hospitales sean preparados para recibir sólo enfermos de coronavirus con esta cepa.

Prof Michel Chossudovsky (2021-12-02). The Covid-19 Omicron Variant: Towards a Fourth Wave Lockdown? Pretext to Introduce New Repressive Policy Measures. globalresearch.ca Global Research is the object of censorship. | Please forward this article to friends and colleagues, post on your blog and on social media. *** | Both the governments and the media in chorus are now engaged in a …

WSWS (2021-12-02). Omicron COVID-19 variant detected in the United States. wsws.org The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention confirmed an individual residing in San Francisco who recently returned from South Africa was positive for the Omicron variant.

Global Research News (2021-12-02). Selected Articles: Doctor Who First Discovered Omicron Variant Says It's "Mild," Hasn't Caused Uptick in Hospitalizations. globalresearch.ca By For no good reason, the world is cringing at the news of the OMICRON mutation of the Covid-19 coronavirus even though data on its infectiveness …

Staff (2021-12-02). Headlines for December 2, 2021. democracynow.org Supreme Court's Conservatives Signal Support for Mississippi Anti-Abortion Law , U.S. Detects Omicron Coronavirus Variant in California, U.N. Chief Blasts "Travel Apartheid" as Nations Deny Entry to Africans Over Omicron Variant, Russia Expels Some US Ambassadors as Blinken Warns Russia Against Invading Ukraine, Burmese Military Helicopters Attack Villagers in Region Where Resistance to Coup Remains Strong, Women's Tennis Association Suspends Tournaments in China Over Peng Shuai Case, 15-Year-Old Suspect in Michigan High School Shooting to be Tried as an Adult, Georgia Democrat Stacey Abrams to Run for Governor i…

WSWS (2021-12-02). National Labor Relations Board orders new union election at Amazon warehouse in Bessemer, Alabama. wsws.org The Biden administration is intervening not to defend workers' democratic rights, but to impose a labor police force over this decisive section of the working class…

Editor2 (2021-12-02). Honduras: 12 Years Later, Defeat of the Coup d'état Regime. orinocotribune.com By Ollantay Itzamná — Nov 29, 2021 | According to the preliminary computation of the Supreme Electoral Tribunal on the results of the 2021 general elections, after 40% of the vote tallies, Xiomara Castro, candidate of the Libre party, obtained more than 53% of the votes, followed by Nasry Asfura, of the National party, with 34%. Nearly 20 points difference that will be very difficult to reverse. | More than 5 million Hondurans were eligible to elect the President and 3 presidential appointees (vice presidents), 120 deputies, 20 representatives to PARLACEN and 298 municipal governments. More than 3 million Ho…

Atilio A. Boron (2021-12-02). Xiomara Castro inaugura una nueva era. globalizacion.ca La aplastante victoria de Xiomara Castro en las elecciones presidenciales de Honduras pone un broche de oro a un mes políticamente excepcional de Nuestra América. Queda aún pendiente el balotaje chileno, pero el triunfo de la candidata de LIBRE tiene…

Ana Perdigón (2021-12-02). CNE's Roberto Picón Issues Statement on Electoral Ruling in Barinas. orinocotribune.com One of the five rectors of Venezuela's National Electoral Council (CNE), Roberto Picón, issued a statement regarding the ruling that ordered new elections to be held in the state of Barinas. According to Picón, the electoral authority was not made aware of the disqualification of the opposition candidate Freddy Superlano at the time of his registration. | Through a statement published on his Twitter account, Picón wrote that the CNE was unaware of Freddy Superlano's ineligibility condition, pursuant to a resolution of the comptroller general dated August 17, 2021. | "I put on record that the disqualification of c…

Anis Chowdhury (2021-12-02). Profiting from the carbon offset distraction. mronline.org Carbon offset markets allow the rich to emit as financial intermediaries profit. By fostering the fiction that others can be paid to cut greenhouse gases (GHGs) instead, it undermines efforts to do so.

Binoy Kampmark (2021-12-02). Where there are Tailings, No Grass Grows: Serbians Protest against Rio Tinto. dissidentvoice.org Another fault line has opened in the mining wars. In Serbia, resistance is gathering steam against various deals made between Belgrade and companies that risk environmental degradation and lingering spoliation. In this regard, the globe's second largest metals and mining corporation, features prominently. Rio Tinto, bruised in reputation but determined in business, finds itself in …

Cecilia Hammond (2021-12-02). Biden breaks UN COP26 pledge with record-breaking fossil fuel auction. liberationnews.org On Nov. 17, the Biden administration set out to auction off over 80 million acres of land off the Louisiana coastline.

Dr. Pascal Sacré (2021-12-02). Fear… Again and Always Fear. "Prepare Ourselves for a Fourth Wave" globalresearch.ca **** | "Errare humanum est, …

Editor (2021-12-02). How to picket stores that sell your employer's products. mronline.org Note: Consumer picketing can be directed against all products that a struck employer manufactures, processes, distributes, transports, or otherwise enhances in value.

In Contempt (2021-12-02). In Contempt #11: 2021 Comes to a Close. itsgoingdown.org Welcome! It's December! In this month's column, we've got lots of updates on political prisoners, George Floyd uprising defendants, and prison rebels. As we get closer to the new year, remember there is a call for noise demos outside of jails, detention facilities, and prisons and also take time to write to prisoners and keep…

It's Going Down (2021-12-02). Calling All Antifascist Bands! itsgoingdown.org Call for submissions from antifascist bands for a compilation record benefiting prisoners and the Torch network. Do you dream of creating a culture of resistance to fascism — in the streets and every day? The Torch Antifascist Network is with you! We are a national network of antifascist crews in the US who have been…

Matt Sedlar (2021-12-02). La bataille d'HaàØti n'est pas finie. cepr.net Le Monde diplomatique | A priori, tout sépare HaàØti et l'Afghanistan, à commencer par plusieurs océans. Mais le fléau des interventions étrangères a transformé ces deux nations en jumelles. Le 7 juillet 2021, le président de la République d'HaàØti, Jovenel MoàØse, était assassiné par un commando probablement composé d'anciens officiers de l'armée colombienne. Après plusieurs mois d'enquête et l'incarcération d'une quarantaine de personnes, les cerveaux de l'opération n'ont toujours…

NYC Anarchist Black Cross (2021-12-02). International Call For New Year's Eve Noise Demonstrations. itsgoingdown.org Call from New York City Anarchist Black Cross for yearly New Year's Eve noise demonstrations outside of jails, detention centers and prisons. This is a call for a night of strong solidarity with those imprisoned by the state. Historically, New Year's Eve is one of the noisiest nights of the year. This year, most of…

Staff (2021-12-02). Opposition Governors Describe Meeting with President Maduro as Positive. orinocotribune.com On Tuesday night, November 30, the President of Venezuela, Nicolás Maduro, held a meeting with newly elected opposition governors and municipal opposition authorities. | Through their social media networks, Zulia's governor-elect Manuel Rosales, Nueva Esparta's governor-elect Morel Rodríguez, and Cojedes' governor-elect Alberto Galindez described the meeting with the head of state as positive. The gathering was convened in order to present and address the problems of the representatives' respective states. | On his Twitter account, Rosales thanked the president for his "receptivity to what was raised" and describ…

The Socialist Program (2021-12-02). Two Verdicts: Racist Violence & American Capitalism. liberationnews.org The three men who murdered Ahmaud Arbery have been convicted of murder in a major victory for the struggle against racism, but at the same time the Rittenhouse verdict reveals a grave danger.

WSWS (2021-12-02). "The laws are ultimately censorship"—SEP electoral members support campaign against Australia's anti-democratic legislation. wsws.org "The government does not care about the health and wellbeing of the population; they just want to keep the economy 'healthy'"

Kim Petersen (2021-12-02). Have British Politicians No Shame? dissidentvoice.org Members of the Devon Regiment round up local people in a search for Mau Mau fighters in Kenya in 1954. Photograph: Popperfoto/Popperfoto/Getty Images The UK government is considering boycotting China's winter Olympic Games to be held in Beijing. The British foreign office cites "international efforts to hold China to account for its human rights violations …

WSWS (2021-12-02). Witness testimony continues in trial of Jeffrey Epstein confidante Ghislaine Maxwell. wsws.org The third day of the trial of Ghislaine Maxwell included cross examination of a witness known as "Jane" who has said that the defendant and Jeffrey Epstein sexually abused her for years starting in 1994.

Staff (2021-12-02). Abortion Under Attack: Supreme Court Hints It Will Uphold Mississippi's Ban, Threatening Roe v. Wade. democracynow.org On Wednesday, the Supreme Court indicated it would uphold a restrictive Mississippi law that bans abortion starting at just 15 weeks of pregnancy. The case threatens to overturn the landmark 1973 Roe v. Wade ruling that legalized abortion nationwide. We feature excerpts from the two hours of oral arguments and speak with lawyer and bioethics professor Katie Watson. "The statute itself simply says abortion after 15 weeks is 'barbaric.' What's barbaric, in my opinion, is forced child bearing," says Watson. "There's no explanation why, at any point, the potential interest of the fetus or the state's interest in that…

Peter Certo (2021-12-02). Greed Is Prolonging the Pandemic. fpif.org Stop me if this sounds familiar. | It's been kind of a hard year, but I felt optimistic about the holidays. My wife and I had just scheduled our COVID-19 boosters. Even better, we'd been able to get our young child vaccinated. | We imagined a cautious return to simple family pleasures like indoor dining — and maybe playdates at indoor play centers during the long Midwestern winter. Maybe we'd even test our kid's appetite for air travel and visit relatives in different parts of the country. | Then — another COVID-19 variant. Possible breakthrough infections. Travel bans and tumbling stock markets. And…

WSWS (2021-12-02). Supreme Court launches frontal assault on right to abortion. wsws.org For the first time in US history, the court is preparing to rescind a basic democratic right.

John W. Whitehead, Nisha Whitehead (2021-12-02). The War Over Life, Liberty, and Privacy Rights. dissidentvoice.org Abortion on demand is the ultimate State tyranny; the State simply declares that certain classes of human beings are not persons, and therefore not entitled to the protection of the law. The State protects the 'right' of some people to kill others, just as the courts protected the 'property rights' of slave masters in their …

Fra Hughes (2021-12-02). Sinn Fein from Revolutionary Party to Constitutional Nationalists. orinocotribune.com By Fra Hughes — Nov 28, 2021 | Sinn Fein went from being a revolutionary party supporting a legitimate armed struggle against Britain's illegal imperialist military occupation of Ireland and aiming to build a socialist republic, to becoming a business-oriented party, focused on acquiring more seats in the parliament. | Where did it all go wrong? | Once the vanguard of Irish republicanism and claiming to be fighting for a free sovereign socialist 32 county Irish republic SF is now a parody of its previous incarnation. | From a revolutionary party supporting a legitimate armed struggle against Britain's illega…

Walter Mignolo (2021-12-02). Argentina — Mauricio Macri y la "nueva era" globalizacion.ca A raíz de una frase que pronunció el ex presidente Mauricio Macri, amigues me contactaron sorprendidos por la similaridad con la expresión "cambio de era," de la que hablamos y analizamos en conversaciones y análisis decoloniales. La frase reciente del…

WSWS (2021-12-02). Witness testimony continues in trial of Jeffrey Epstein confidant Ghislaine Maxwell. wsws.org The third day of the trial of Ghislaine Maxwell included cross examination of a witness known as "Jane" who has said that the defendant and Jeffrey Epstein sexually abused her for years starting in 1994.

Joanna Psaros (2021-12-02). Stop hypocritical "character tests" for asylum seekers. greenleft.org.au The proposed Migration Amendment (Strengthening the Character Test) Bill 2019, which is currently before parliament, will significantly extend the powers of the character test, lowering the threshold for those who might be rejected on character grounds, writes Joanna Psaros.

WSWS (2021-12-02). Australia: Sydney light rail suspended for 18 months after serious cracks discovered. wsws.org A major design flaw with the Urbos 3 trams has also forced the suspension of services in Britain and Europe.

Carolina V N Coll, Thiago M Santos, Karen Devries, Felicia Knaul, Flavia Bustreo, Anne Gatuguta, Gbenankpon Mathias Houvessou, Aluísio J D Barros (2021-12-02). Identifying the women most vulnerable to intimate partner violence: A decision tree analysis from 48 low and middle-income countries. thelancet.com Starting with well-known predictors of IPV, the decision-tree approach provides important insights about subpopulations of women where IPV prevalence is high. This information can help designing targeted interventions. For a large proportion of women who experienced IPV, however, no particular risk factors were identified, emphasizing the need for population wide approaches conducted in parallel, including changing social norms, strengthening laws and policies supporting gender equality and women ¥s rights as well as guaranteeing women ¥s access to justice systems and comprehensive health services.

Staff (2021-12-02). As France Honors Black Artist Josephine Baker, Far-Right Pundit Éric Zemmour Launches Presidential Bid. democracynow.org On the same day France celebrated the induction of American-born singer and civil rights activist Josephine Baker into the Pantheon, far-right xenophobic writer and pundit Éric Zemmour announced he will run for president of France in the upcoming April 2022 election. Many have pointed out the contradiction in these opposing events, even in President Emmanuel Macron's speech that painted Baker as a model of colorblind unity, when in reality she was outspoken about racial justice. "Celebrating Josephine Baker who was an immigrant … while making things difficult for immigrants of today to access to France is a con…

WSWS (2021-12-02). Titian: Women, Myth & Power at the Gardner Museum in Boston: The great Renaissance painter comes in for "moral scrutiny" from the New York Times. wsws.org The exhibition at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston (until January 2) must be counted as one of the most significant art shows today.

Staff (2021-12-02). Planned Parenthood CEO: If SCOTUS Restricts Abortion Access, Marginalized People Will Be Hurt Most. democracynow.org We speak to Alexis McGill Johnson, President and CEO of the Planned Parenthood Federation of America, about the Supreme Court hearing Wednesday, in which the conservative majority on the court seemed to indicate that they support upholding the restrictive Mississippi law that bans abortion starting at just 15 weeks of pregnancy, and potentially overturn Roe v. Wade. Justice Amy Comey Barrett suggested during questioning that giving up children for adoption would resolve the pro-choice argument that anti-abortion laws force women into motherhood. "Our very right to determine when and if we become pregnant, our sel…

WSWS (2021-12-02). Former White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows begins "engaging" with House committee investigating January 6 coup. wsws.org Meadows is the highest-ranking former Trump official to begin handing over documentation and agree to testify before the Committee.

WSWS (2021-12-02). Ilhan Omar receives death threats after conflict with Lauren Boebert. wsws.org The Democratic congresswoman received a threatening voicemail after she spoke with the fascist Republican representative on Monday.

WSWS (2021-12-02). Philippine government ramps up campaign for "living with the virus" wsws.org Like capitalist governments around the world, the Duterte administration aims to force workers to "live with the virus" and remove all barriers to the profit-making of the capitalist class.

WSWS (2021-12-02). US admiral calls for "six, seven or eight" aircraft carriers in the Pacific. wsws.org Following another major joint naval exercise in the Pacific, Vice Admiral Karl Thomas declared that while the war games represented "an incredible amount of power," US allies needed to go further.

Gauri Gandbhir (2021-12-02). India: Victory for farmers protesting fascist farm laws. greenleft.org.au The Indian farmer's movement is a demonstration that people power can preserve the public sector and has become an inspiration for labourers around the world to take on neoliberalism and fascism, writes Gauri Gandbhir.

WSWS (2021-12-02). US seeks to block Spanish investigation into CIA operation against Assange as British ruling on extradition appeal is "imminent" wsws.org As a British court prepares to hand down its ruling on a US appeal seeking Assange's extradition, the American authorities are stymying a Spanish investigation into their illegal spying and other dirty tricks against the WikiLeaks founder.

imperial.ac.uk (2021-12-02). Nature-based solutions can mitigate impact of climate change on agriculture. imperial.ac.uk Nature-based solutions can play a crucial role in limiting the effects of climate change on the agricultural sector according to a new report.

WSWS (2021-12-02). "It's a no vote from me and many others!" Opposition continues to grow at Kaiser Permanente to sellout contract. wsws.org Opposition continues to grow among health care workers at Kaiser Permanente to a sellout tentative agreement reached between management and the Alliance of Health Care Unions.

WSWS (2021-12-02). Anger among Mississippi Ingalls shipbuilders on eve of contract extension vote. wsws.org Workers want higher wages and safer conditions at the giant military shipbuilding facility, located on Mississippi's Gulf Coast…

WSWS (2021-12-02). Chancellor-designate Olaf Scholz and Germany's federal states reject necessary pandemic restrictions. wsws.org All the parties in the new coalition government to be headed by Scholz are aggressively pursuing the "profits before lives" policies that have already resulted in more than 100,000 deaths in Germany alone and are creating an ever-expanding catastrophe.

Steve O'Brien (2021-12-02). Newcastle socialist candidate: It's time to put people before profit. greenleft.org.au Community-minded people can successfully challenge powerful interests, and the governments that serve them, to create communities that are sustainable, affordable, socially just and inclusive, writes Steve O'Brien.

WSWS (2021-12-02). New Zealand opposition picks new right-wing leader. wsws.org The National Party's leadership turmoil reflects pressure from the ruling class to ditch all COVID-19 restrictions and conflicts over how closely to align with US war preparations against China.

WSWS (2021-12-02). As class battle looms at major Canadian meatpacking plant, UFCW announces deal with food giant Cargill. wsws.org After workers signalled their readiness to launch strike action next week, Cargill announced that it would impose a "complete" lockout at 12: 01 am December 6 and stepped up preparations to deploy scabs to break workers' resistance.

WSWS (2021-12-02). US-backed forces in Solomon Islands continue campaign to remove government after anti-Chinese riots. wsws.org Washington's support for the anti-government forces is being suppressed in the Australian and Western media in the aftermath of last week's violent coup attempt.

Leo Crnogorcevic (2021-12-02). Victoria's pandemic bill: Better framework, but not faultless. greenleft.org.au Controversy has surrounded Victoria's Public Health and Wellbeing Amendment (Pandemic Management) Bill 2021. Leo Crnogorcevic breaks down the bill and how should progressives respond to it.

Dick Nichols (2021-12-02). Cadiz metal strike ends: a Spanish revolt defused … for now. greenleft.org.au A 9-day strike by 22,000 metalworkers in the Bay of Cadiz looked certain to continue dominating media coverage, writes Dick Nichols. Yet within 24 hours, the two sides announced they had reached an agreement.

Malik Miah (2021-12-02). United States: Relief after white men convicted of murdering Ahmaud Arbery. greenleft.org.au Black people in the United States felt a great sense of relief when a jury of eleven white people and one Black person voted to convict three white men on November 24 in Brunswick, Georgia, writes Malik Miah.

Chloe DS (2021-12-02). Three more Black deaths in custody: How a failing system enables injustice. greenleft.org.au Three more deaths in recent weeks have taken the number of First Nations people who have died in custody since the 1991 Royal Commission into Aboriginal Deaths in Custody to 485. Chloe DS reports.

WSWS (2021-12-02). SEP meeting discusses the socialist policies needed to fight Sri Lankan government's budget. wsws.org The speakers urged workers to reject all nationalist programs and fight for international socialist policies in order to defeat the austerity budget.

Jake Johnson (2021-12-01). Biden Continues Trump-Era Ploy to Privatize Medicare. zcomm.org More than 1,500 physicians warn that the experiment threatens "the future of Medicare as we know it."

Dana Sanchez (2021-12-01). Federal Reserve's Jerome Powell Taps Out On Inflation, Now Admits Inflation Isn't Transitionary, Will Remain High. moguldom.com Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell, who repeatedly downplayed the risk of inflation earlier in 2021, now says he is retiring the word "transitory" to describe the inflationary outlook and believes that the omicron variant could threaten the U.S. economy. Speaking to Congress on Tuesday, Nov. 30, Powell acknowledged the growing risk of more persistent inflation …

Peter Certo (2021-12-01). In OtherWords: December 1, 2021. otherwords.org Markets crashed again over the weekend as reports of a new COVID-19 variant cropped up first in South Africa and then in countries all over the world. Already it's been spotted in California. | By now the cycle of relief and uncertainty feels very familiar. We don't yet know how serious the Omicron variant will be, but one thing is for certain: The longer this virus circulates, the more variants we'll see. | In other words, the vast vaccination gaps between richer and poorer countries are putting all of us at risk — even those of us who are already vaccinated. This week, I explain how overcoming corporate g…

Dana Sanchez (2021-12-01). CDC: Omicron Variant Confirmed In California. moguldom.com The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has identified the first U.S. case of the heavily mutated omicron variant in California. Dr. Anthony Fauci, chief medical advisor to the White House, said a fully vaccinated person had just returned from traveling in South Africa to the San Francisco area on Nov. 22 and tested …

Brendan Taylor (2021-12-01). Australia Will Not Return to Lockdown in Wake of Omicron Variant: PM. asia-pacificresearch.com

Kevin Mwanza (2021-12-01). Moderna Vaccine CEO: Omicron Variant Is Much More Infectious Than Delta, Vaccine Efficacy Has Likely Dropped. moguldom.com Vaccine efficacy for the highly contagious omicron variant has likely dropped, but a full review of its impact will not be known for at least two weeks after data has been collected and analyzed, said Moderna CEO Stéphane Bancel in an interview with CNBC's "Squawk Box". The covid omicron variant is on track to become …

WSWS (2021-12-01). Australian governments respond to Omicron with homicidal "herd immunity" policies. wsws.org Government officials and sections of the corporate media have said they hope the new mutation spreads, based on unsubstantiated assertions that it "may be" less lethal.

Luis Chirino (2021-12-01). Cuba tightens restriction on eight South African nations as Omicron spreads. america.cgtn.com Cuba has announced a tightening of COVID-19 safety protocols at its airports, particularly on travelers from eight southern African nations following the spread of the new variant Omicron. Find out more.

Peoples Health Dispatch (2021-12-01). People's movements, trade unions, and left parties join hands demanding TRIPS waiver on COVID-19 medical products. peoplesdispatch.org After the 12th WTO Ministerial Conference was called off following the discovery of the Omicron variant, trade unions, civil society organizations and parties on the left ramped up actions in favor of a TRIPS waiver for Covid-19 medical products…

WSWS (2021-12-01). As winter wave of COVID-19 infections looms, Canada's political elite plans to let Omicron variant rip through population. wsws.org The travel history of the five Omicron cases in Canada, four of which are in Ontario and one in Quebec, suggests that the variant has been spreading widely throughout Africa for some time. All five, none of whom are related, returned from Nigeria via Montreal.

Staff (2021-12-01). Headlines for December 1, 2021. democracynow.org Omicron Detected in Europe Days Before South Africa Reported Variant; FDA Endorses Merck COVID Pill, Michigan High Schooler Kills 3 Other Students in Shooting Rampage, Mark Meadows to Testify Before House Jan. 6 Cmte, Panel Pursues Jeffrey Clark Contempt Charges | , U.S. Removes FARC From Terror Blacklist, HRW: Taliban Have Killed or Disappeared 100+ Ex-Afghan Security Forces Since August, German Court Convicts Ex-Member of Islamic State For Genocide of Iraq's Yazidi Community, France Inducts Josephine Baker into Pantheon As Far-Right, Racist Pundit Announces Presidential Bid, Rep. Ilhan Omar Shares Violent, Isla…

WSWS (2021-12-01). African National Congress rejects new measures to counter South Africa's Omicron variant surge. wsws.org South Africa's third wave was the result of inadequate safety measures implemented by the governments around the world in the interest of reopening the economy. President Ramaphosa is now declaring that even those limited mitigation measures are unacceptable.

Sameena Rahman (2021-12-01). Omicron variant exposes danger of global vaccine apartheid. liberationnews.org The pandemic continues to drag on with no end in sight, in large part due to the extreme global inequality in the availability of the vaccine.

Dean Baker (2021-12-01). Yes Folks, Omicron Can be Blamed on Patent Monopolies. cepr.net The development of the new variant, which was first discovered in South Africa, can be attributed to our failure to open-source our vaccines and freely transfer technology, contrary to claims from the pharmaceutical industry and its political allies. Their big talking point is that South Africa currently has more vaccines than it can effectively use …

WSWS (2021-12-01). Omicron variant exposes "vaccine only" strategy to combat COVID-19. wsws.org The Omicron variant has shattered the lie that the pandemic can be ended without a globally-coordinated strategy aimed at the elimination and eradication of Sars-CoV-2.

Suresh V Kuchipudi (2021-12-01). Will Omicron be more contagious than Delta? asiatimes.com A new variant named Omicron (B.1.1.529) was reported by researchers in South Africa on November 24, 2021, and designated a "variant of concern" by the World Health Organization two days later. Omicron is very unusual in that it is by far the most heavily mutated variant yet of SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes Covid-19. The …

Rick Rozoff (2021-12-01). Belarus warns of invasion under guise of NATO military exercises. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com Lukashenko concerned about possible attack under guise of NATO military exercises ==== If NATO deploys nuclear weapons on Belarus, Russia borders, Russia could base nuclear arms in Belarus: Lukashenko Amid doubling of NATO flights, Belarusian and Russian Sukhois jointly patrol Belarus border ==== In view of NATO military exercises in neighboring countries it is necessary …

Staff (2021-12-01). Minsk ready to deploy Russian nuclear weapons. en.mehrnews.com Minsk will propose to Moscow to deploy nuclear weapons in Belarus if similar NATO systems appear in Poland, Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko told.

Mark Gruenberg (2021-12-01). Union leaders Shuler, Henry join V.P. Harris in big push for Build Back Better. peoplesworld.org WASHINGTON—AFL-CIO President Liz Shuler and Service Employees President Mary Kay Henry joined Democratic Vice President Kamala Harris and other progressive leaders in yet another big push to convince a balky Senate to approve Biden's 10-year Build Back Better plan to repair many holes in the nation's leaky social safety net. But whether the drive, which …

A Guest Author (2021-12-01). On Ethiopia: 'I've lost faith in everything "American"'. workers.org Displaced persons at a camp in Debarq, Ethiopia, Oct. 10 Ann Garrison is a Black Agenda Report contributing editor based in the San Francisco Bay Area. In 2014, she received the Victoire Ingabire Umuhoza Democracy and Peace Prize for promoting peace through her reporting on conflict in the African Great . . . |

Rick Rozoff (2021-12-01). Riga: NATO powerhouses U.S., Turkey discuss Ukraine, Caucasus, Syria, Libya, Ethiopia, Afghanistan. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com Top Turkish, US officials discuss bilateral, regional issues Turkey's Foreign Minister Cavusoglu, US Secretary of State Blinken meet on 2nd day of NATO foreign ministers' meeting Cavusoglu stressed that they have many issues to discuss…. He also noted that as two NATO allies, they will exchange views on bilateral relations and regional issues such as …

Fight Back (2021-12-01). Interview with Toni Gilpin on recent strikes and the need for fighting unions. fightbacknews.org Toni Gilpin is a prominent labor historian, author and activist. She wrote the book The Long Deep Grudge which covered the militant history of the Farm Equipment Union whose members later merged into the United Auto Workers, including some the locals that recently struck for five weeks at John Deere, where Gilpin provided support on the picket lines. | Fight Back! was able to speak to Gilpin recently about the John Deere strike, the uptick in recent strikes, union leadership and elections, and what is needed in the American labor movement today. The following are excerpts from that conversation. | Fight Back!: Wh…

_____ (2021-12-01). "Summit for Democracy" — Enhancing Empire, Not Defending "Democracy" journal-neo.org The very first "Summit for Democracy" will be held in early December 2021. Organized by the United States, it will include "leaders from government, civil society, and the private sector," all unilaterally picked by the United States who, by implication, has unilaterally declared itself arbiter of which nations are deemed "democratic" and by process of …

Monica Cruz (2021-12-01). Amazon workers in Alabama get a second chance to vote on unionizing. peoplesdispatch.org A federal labor official has ruled in favor of the union, which charged the company with illegally interfering with the election held earlier this year…

a guest author (2021-12-01). Workers of the world demand: MAKE AMAZON PAY! workers.org By Tony Murphy and John Catalinotto Strikes, protests and militant job actions marked the global day of actions Nov. 26, targeting the megamonopoly and superprofiteer Amazon in 20 countries. Chris Smalls, president of Amazon Labor Union, speaks at NYC rally Nov. 26, organized by Workers Assembly Against Racism. The day . . . |

Staff (2021-12-01). Amazon Workers in Alabama Get New Shot at Union After NLRB Rules Company Broke the Law in 1st Vote. democracynow.org Workers at an Amazon warehouse in Bessemer, Alabama may soon get another chance to decide whether to unionize. The National Labor Relations Board has ruled that Amazon violated U.S. labor law while waging an aggressive anti-unionization campaign against warehouse workers earlier this year in Bessemer, Alabama. This comes as Amazon workers worldwide from Bangladesh to Germany campaigned on Black Friday for fairer working conditions under the banner, "Make Amazon Pay." "If Amazon is trying to eat the world, it's also bringing many disparate sets of workers and activists and communities together to fight against the…

Joris Leverink (2021-12-01). Earthcare Fieldcast: Migrant Labor Struggles in Agriculture and Care. roarmag.org As we are sliding from crises of social reproduction into crises of planetary ecology, | Episode 3 —Feminist Organizing across Migrant Agricultural and Care Work:…

_____ (2021-12-01). Backed by AFRICOM, corporations plunder DR Congo for "climate-friendly" materials and blame China. strategic-culture.org Cobalt, a key metallic element used in lithium batteries and other "green" technology, is sourced from slave labor in the Democratic Republic of Congo. As the West points the finger at China, the US Africa Command is indirectly policing mining operations that profit US corporations. | TJ COLES | Ever since Belgium's King Leopold II (1835-1909) established the Congo Free State in 1885, international powers have exploited the region's vast resources. Leading a regime that went on to kill an

Franc Contreras (2021-12-01). Mexico president's approval rating jumps to 62%. america.cgtn.com Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, who promised to fight corruption and prioritize the poor, marks the halfway point of his six-year term in office. His overall approval ratings are at 62 percent, AMLO said that his government is bringing long-awaited changes to Mexico.

José Luis Granados Ceja (2021-12-01). Venezuela Greets Xiomara Castro's 'Historic Mandate' in Honduran Election. venezuelanalysis.com Castro's win marks yet another victory for the left in Latin America.

A Guest Author (2021-12-01). President-elect Xiomara Castro de Zelaya of Honduras: 'We won!'. workers.org Xiomara Castro de Zelaya at a campaign rally, November. As of this writing, Xiomara Castro de Zelaya leads in the presidential election in Honduras, earning 54% of the vote with well over half of the ballots counted. She would be the first woman President of Honduras. Honduras Resists explains: "She . . . |

Editor (2021-12-01). Anti-neoliberal candidate Xiomara Castro dominates Honduras' presidential election. mronline.org With a significant advantage over the closest contender, Xiomara Castro has emerged as the likely next president of Honduras.

José Luis Granados Ceja (2021-12-01). Massive Turnout in Favor of Leftists in Honduras Repudiates US-Backed Coup. zcomm.org Thousands of jubilant voters have been flooding the streets of cities across Honduras to celebrate the apparent electoral victory of leftist presidential candidate Xiomara Castro…

Jeremy Kuzmarov (2021-12-01). Hondurans Repudiate Corrupt U.S.-Backed Coup Regime at Polls. covertactionmagazine.com Elect leftist Xiomara Castro as first female president in a blow to Washington and the party of Narco-Dictator Juan Orlando …

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2021-12-01). 2021: Political Turning Point in Central America and the Caribbean. libya360.wordpress.com Mision Verdad No day is like the previous one in the Central American and Caribbean region (Photo: @minednicaragua / Twitter). With the background noise of migration to the United States and the recent victory of Xiomara Castro de Zelaya, Central America and the Caribbean are at a turning point that will play an important role…

_____ (2021-12-01). Amid Overdose Crisis, 260+ Public Health Groups Urge Congress To Pass Life-Saving Bills. popularresistance.org Led by the Drug Policy Alliance, People's Action, the National Harm Reduction Coalition, and VOCAL-NY, the organizations said the unprecedented number of overdoses in the 12-month period ending in April 2021 was "grim, but not unexpected" considering the criminalization of drug use in the United States and lack of resources for people with drug use disorders. "Criminalization has perpetuated stigma against people who use drugs, creating an environment where individuals have a more difficult time accessing the health services and support they need," wrote the groups in a letter to House and Senate leaders.

_____ (2021-12-01). Amid Overdose Crisis, Public Health Groups Urge Congress To Pass Life-Saving Bills. popularresistance.org Two weeks after the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released sobering statistics showing a record-breaking number of drug overdoses in the U.S. in the first year of the coronavirus pandemic, more than 260 advocacy groups called on lawmakers Tuesday to urgently pass public health proposals to mitigate the crisis. | Led by the Drug Policy Alliance, People's Action, the National Harm Reduction Coalition, and VOCAL-NY, the organizations said the unprecedented number of overdoses in the 12-month period ending in April 2021 was "grim, but not unexpected" considering the criminalization of drug use in the Uni…

_____ (2021-12-01). IPCC Warns That Capitalism Is Unsustainable. popularresistance.org A leaked draft of the third part of the upcoming IPCC report establishes that we must move away from the current capitalist model to avoid exceeding planetary limits. It also confirms that, as stated in the article published by CTXT on August 7, "Greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions must peak in at most four years". The document also acknowledges that there is little chance of further economic growth. | The signatories of this article, scientists and journalists, have analysed a new part of the Sixth Report, leaked by the scientists' collective Scientist Rebellion and Extinction Rebellion Spain. The leak clearly shows…

_____ (2021-12-01). Castro's Victory Spells End Of US-Backed 'Narco-Politics, Neoliberalism'. popularresistance.org Castro's victory is just the latest in a year of leftist victories in Latin America, including Daniel Ortega in Nicaragua, Pedro Castillo in Peru, and Luis Arce in Bolivia, all of which represent significant setbacks for the US' agenda in the region. | "There will be no more abuse of power in this country," Castro said in an unofficial victory speech on Sunday. "Today, the people have made justice. We have reversed authoritarianism." | With 40% of votes counted, she held a commanding lead of 53.3% over her chief rival, National Party candidate Nasry Asfura, who Sputnik News journalist Wyatt Reed described as the…

_____ (2021-12-01). Sandinistas Won A Landslide Victory Because They Uplifted Nicaragua's Poor. popularresistance.org As predicted by multiple polls, the Sandinistas, led by Daniel Ortega, won a resounding victory on the November 7th elections in Nicaragua. The elections were a referendum on the path that the Sandinista government has taken the country, which is grounded on large investments in social programs that have benefited people, especially the most disadvantaged, in every nook and cranny of the national territory. | Support for the reelection of the Sandinista government was astounding. Of the entire patron electoral (eligible voters), about 65% came out to vote and, of those, about 75.9% voted for the FLSN (Sandinista…

_____ (2021-12-01). Sandinistas Won A Landslide Victory Because They Uplifted The Poor. popularresistance.org As predicted by multiple polls, the Sandinistas, led by Daniel Ortega, won a resounding victory on the November 7th elections in Nicaragua. The elections were a referendum on the path that the Sandinista government has taken the country, which is grounded on large investments in social programs that have benefited people, especially the most disadvantaged, in every nook and cranny of the national territory. | Support for the reelection of the Sandinista government was astounding. Of the entire patron electoral (eligible voters), about 65% came out to vote and, of those, about 75.9% voted for the FLSN (Sandinista…

_____ (2021-12-01). Seven Day March In Defense Of Democracy Concludes In Bolivia. popularresistance.org March for the Homeland reached the Bolivian city of La Paz on November 29 after covering a distance of more than 180km over seven days. Ôªø March for the Homeland reached the Bolivian city of La Paz on November 29 after covering a distance of more than 180km over seven days. Over a million people …

_____ (2021-12-01). Sudan Security Forces Fire Tear Gas At Khartoum Protesters. popularresistance.org Sudanese security forces fired tear gas to disperse pro-democracy protesters near the presidential palace in the capital, Khartoum, as tens of thousands marched against military rule following last month's coup. The rally on Tuesday was the latest show of opposition to military rule since last month's coup that ended a partnership between civilian political groups and the military. Heavily armed police forces took to central Khartoum, fired tear gas, and began chasing protesters as they gathered about a kilometre from the palace, blocking a main road and chanting "Soldiers, go back to the barracks". Other protest…

Ali Abunimah (2021-12-01). Why Jordanian people are protesting pact with UAE, Israel. electronicintifada.net Amman could end up supplying West Bank settlements with electricity.

Ann Brown (2021-12-01). Jury Awards $10 Million To Woman Who Stepped On Rusty Nail At Walmart. moguldom.com Back in June 2015, April Jones stepped on a rusty nail while shopping at a Walmart in Florence, South Carolina. She sued and a jury awarded her $10 million on Nov. 30, 2021. Her injury led to multiple surgeries and eventually she had to have her leg amputated as a result of an infection caused …

Ann Brown (2021-12-01). Who Is Jessica Mason? Meet The Dallas-Based Activist Running For Congress In Texas. moguldom.com There's a progressive Democrat candidate running for Congress in Texas who is growing in popularity. Jessica Mason is running in Texas District 30, which encompasses a large portion of Dallas including the downtown central business and arts districts. The 30th District population is 792,445, and nearly 19 percent of residents live below the poverty line, …

Berry Craig (2021-12-01). Right wing steers country toward white supremacy and dictatorship. peoplesworld.org Murray, Ky., State University historian Brian Clardy says it's past time for the Democrats to start reminding voters—loudly, clearly, and unceasingly—precisely where Donald Trump and the Trumpian Republicans are steering the country: Straight toward white supremacy and authoritarianism. "This is not bean bagging," he said. "This is not cocktail party conversation. This is real. This …

capitaldaily (2021-12-01). Despite promised reforms, Fairy Creek is far from over. capitaldaily.ca Deferrals and changes to logging legislation is coming. But the activists aren't leaving.

Clodovaldo Hernandez (2021-12-01). Isaías Rodríguez: Barinas Case Could Harm the Credibility of the Elections. orinocotribune.com Isaías Rodríguez, former attorney general and former vice president of Venezuela, warned that with the intervention of the Electoral Chamber of the Supreme Court in the Barinas governorship case, Venezuela may lose the credibility that it has been able to build though the elections, both nationally and internationally. | In the opinion of Rodríguez, who was also a member of the constituent assemblies of 1999 and 2017, the Electoral Chamber does not have competence to decide on an electoral result such as that of Barinas, since it is a matter that should be decided by the Constitutional Court. | "I speak fundament…

David Cronin (2021-12-01). Leaked emails prove EU tries to hide truth about Palestine police "mission" electronicintifada.net Articles published by The Electronic Intifada anger top officials.

Gary Olson (2021-12-01). Thoughts on the Left's Response to Capitalism's Global Death Spiral. dissidentvoice.org For those whose personal and political identities are virtually indistinguishable, these are especially vexing times. Specifically, during this historical stage of capitalism it's challenging to abide by Gramsci's optimism of the will and heart and not acquiesce to pessimism of the mind, to the intellect's awareness of certain recalcitrant realities in our world. And residing …

Ibrahim Tanner (2021-12-01). Opinion: We Not Canceling Thanksgiving I don't Care What Yello-Pain Or Any Confederate 5-Dollar Indian Thinks. moguldom.com Long before Cherokee Chief John Ross marched his Black slaves on the Trail of Tears heading west. Long before Native Americans fought with Confederates to keep the institution of slavery alive. Long before The Five Civilized Tribes were deeply committed to slavery, Blacks celebrated the end harvest season known as Thanksgiving. The first slaves from Africa arrived …

Isheka N. Harrison (2021-12-01). Engineer Andre Dickens Will Be Atlanta's Next Mayor, Received Strong Support In Southwest And Eastside ATL. moguldom.com There's a new mayor-elect in Atlanta and his name is Andre Dickens. The former city council member bested current City Council President Felicia Moore in a runoff on Tuesday, Nov. 30. Moore was favored to win as she garnered 41 percent of the vote during the primary election on Nov. 2 in a race that …

Jenny Pierson (2021-12-01). American Express Goes on a Buying Spree in Argentina's Congress. independentmediainstitute.org I was told that a man by the name of John Doe passed through the offices of Argentine congressmen. He wasn't carrying heavy bags of cash, but only had an American Express card on him. Doe was a well-groomed and well-dressed U.S. national who came on behalf of the American Chamber of Commerce (AmCham). He …

Jim Hightower (2021-12-01). Rethinking Work — And Life. otherwords.org As a writer, I get stuck every so often straining for the right words to tell my story. Over the years, though, I've learned when to quit tying myself into mental knots over sentence construction. Instead, I step back and rethink where my story is going. | This process is essentially what millions of American working families are going through this year as record numbers of them are shocking bosses, politicians, and economists by stepping back and declaring: "We quit!" | Most of the quits are tied to very real abuses that have become ingrained in our workplaces over the past couple of decades — poverty payc…

José Manuel Blanco Diaz (2021-12-01). Bolivia: Multitudinous 'March for the Homeland' Reaches La Paz. orinocotribune.com The 180 km "March for the Homeland" that set out from Caracollo, Bolivia, on November 23, arrived at the capital La Paz on Monday, November 29. The march was organized as a popular defense of peace and democracy against the seditious pretensions of the extreme right forces that are trying to carry out a coup against President Luis Arce. | The march was composed of union leaders, peasants, coca growers, workers and other social sectors. Tens of thousands of revolutionary sympathizers raised the Wiphala flag as a symbol of indigenous struggle and demanded respect for democratically elected Luis Arce's presidency.

José Manuel Blanco Diaz (2021-12-01). Does Henrique Capriles Want to 'Knock Down' Juan Guaidó? orinocotribune.com After the defeat suffered by Venezuelan opposition groups in the mega-elections of November 21, there is talk about the need for the right to renew its leadership in the coming weeks, facing future political and electoral challenges. One of the names most frequently mentioned is that of Henrique Capriles, as a possible replacement for former deputy Juan Guaidó. | In this sense, the debate increased within the right around the figure of Guaidó and his imaginary "interim government," lacking any legitimacy and questioned from within the oppositionist ranks themselves, who accuse him of not meeting objectives set al…

Kevin Annett (2021-12-01). Why are Catholic Churches Being Trashed? dissidentvoice.org Catholic church burns to the ground, Attawapiskat First Nation Hello Mr Annett, I am a Detective with the Vancouver Police Department, and my partner and I have been assigned to look into some of the more recent incidents in the city of Vancouver that relate to the vandalism towards Catholic Churches and ongoing protests from …

Kevin Mwanza (2021-12-01). Philly 76ers NBA Star: I Didn't Think I Would Make It When I Got Covid. moguldom.com Cameroonian Joel Embiid made his long-awaited return to professional basketball with the Philadelphia 76ers on Saturday, Nov. 27, after coming down with covid-19 and missing nine games, only two of which the Sixers won. Embiid, who is vaccinated, said that that he thought he would not make it when he got sick with covid and …

Liberation Staff (2021-12-01). Students organize to resist Rittenhouse's enrollment at ASU. liberationnews.org Organizers say Rittenhouse's presence on-campus will attract other dangerous fascists, who now feel emboldened by Rittenhouse's acquittal.

Mario Gaona (2021-12-01). Muncie, Indiana, students protest censorship of BLM in school. liberationnews.org Students at Muncie Central High School marched from the school to Muncie City Hall Nov. 23 after their school's administration commanded a class to take down student posters that mention the Black Lives Matter social movement.

Mark Gruenberg (2021-12-01). Former OSHA chiefs insist court reinstate anti-virus standards. peoplesworld.org CINCINNATI—Three former Occupational Safety and Health Administration chiefs, under both Democratic and Republican administrations, want the federal appeals court in Cincinnati to reinstate the agency's Emergency Temporary Standard that forces firms to protect their workers and customers against the coronavirus. Represented by lawyers for Public Citizen, Dr. David Michaels—Barack Obama's OSHA chief for his whole …

Mark Gruenberg (2021-12-01). Major league baseball heads for another lockout. peoplesworld.org NEW YORK—With bargaining having broken down, major league baseball's 30 owners are preparing to lock out their players, again. And this time Sonia Sotomayor can't step in to save them from their own folly. She's busy with other matters, as a U.S. Supreme Court justice—especially on lockout day, Dec. 1. Because that day the justices …

Nora Barrows-Friedman (2021-12-01). Major Canadian academic group rejects Israel lobby's anti-Semitism definition. electronicintifada.net Scholars must be able to critique states without fear of outside political influence, association says.

rebekah (2021-12-01). Blame Corporate Greed For Inflation. inequality.org

Robert P. Alvarez (2021-12-01). Prison Gerrymandering: The Modern 'Three-Fifths Compromise'. otherwords.org Are free and fair elections too much to ask for? Thanks to partisan gerrymandering — and its ugly cousin, prison gerrymandering — the answer is often yes. | High-stakes redistricting battles now underway will help determine next year's midterm elections. In a perfect world, parties would work together to ensure fair representation for their various constituencies. In the real world, the party in power usually redraws district maps to favor itself. | This dirty little trick is called partisan gerrymandering. Both parties do it, but Republicans are taking it to extremes that their own voters don't even…

Staff (2021-12-01). Barinas State PSUV Governor Argenis Chávez Resigns. orinocotribune.com This Tuesday, November 30, Argenis Chávez announced his resignation as governor of the state of Barinas. Chávez made the decision to comply with the two complex judgments made by the Supreme Court of Justice (TSJ) this week related to the counting of votes and a second election that will take place in the eastern Venezuelan state. The resignation was issued despite the fact that the TSJ statements did not mention anything regarding Chávez's position being in question. | In addition, Chávez resigned from his candidacy for re-election for the new elections that will be held in the state on January 9, 2022, while an…

Staff (2021-12-01). Jorge Rodríguez: We Are Not and Will Not Be Anyone's Colony. orinocotribune.com On Tuesday, November 30, the plenary of the Venezuelan National Assembly (AN) approved an Agreement of Support and Congratulations for the Brave People of Venezuela for their participation in the November 21 elections. | The president of the National Assembly, Jorge Rodríguez, emphasized that on November 21 peace won, "the people of Venezuela won. What we are experiencing is a second struggle for our independence. What they [the right] wanted for Venezuela was the dissolution of the Republic and they supported all that by those who claim to be representatives of the opposition in Venezuela and now they want the p…

Staff (2021-12-01). Leopoldo López's Latest Gaff: He Calls on People to Take to the Streets over Supreme Court's Barinas Decision. orinocotribune.com On Monday, November 30, Leopoldo López, fugitive from Venezuelan justice, claimed that protests regarding the decision issued by the Electoral Chamber of the Supreme Court over the Barinas governorship election "are legitimate and necessary." | López, who currently resides in Spain, wrote on Twitter that, despite the "traps and obstacles, Freddy Superlano won; he had all the ballots, people took to the streets to defend his victory; the CNE delayed his proclamation and now the Supreme Court's invalid decision suspends the results over the count of three ballots." | López reiterated that in the midst of an "usurpa…

Staff (2021-12-01). Leopoldo López's Latest Gaffe: He Calls on People to Take to the Streets over Supreme Court's Barinas Decision. orinocotribune.com On Monday, November 30, Leopoldo López, fugitive from Venezuelan justice, claimed that protests regarding the decision issued by the Electoral Chamber of the Supreme Court over the Barinas governorship election "are legitimate and necessary." | López, who currently resides in Spain, wrote on Twitter that, despite the "traps and obstacles, Freddy Superlano won; he had all the ballots, people took to the streets to defend his victory; the CNE delayed his proclamation and now the Supreme Court's invalid decision suspends the results over the count of three ballots." | López reiterated that in the midst of an "usurpa…

UnistotenCamp (2021-12-01). Resistance on the Territory and Across Turtle Island Continues. dissidentvoice.org Despite the attempts of the BC and Federal government to use a massive show of force, and cruel conditions of imprisonment to intimidate land defenders and stop Wet'suwet'en assertion of their inherent rights and title to their land, the struggle on Wet'suwet'en territory and beyond continues! Below is a collection of recent updates, photos, videos and ways …

Wayne Nealis (2021-12-01). Trial of killer cop Kimberly Potter begins. peoplesworld.org MINNEAPOLIS The people's struggle to convict former police officer Kimberly Potter for the murder of Daunte Wright, a 20-year-old Black man, began this week with a press conference and a rally and march. Potter's trial began Tuesday in Hennepin County where she is charged second-and first-degree manslaughter of Daunte on April 11, 2020, in Brooklyn …

Zoya Teirstein (2021-12-01). A surprising winner in Biden's infrastructure bill: Biodiversity. peoplesworld.org The $1.2 trillion infrastructure package signed by President Joe Biden will not go down in history as a milestone in America's effort to control the climate crisis. A Princeton University analysis of the bill, which President Joe Biden initially hoped would deliver on many of his climate-related promises from the campaign trail, showed the policies in …

This Week in Fascism (2021-12-01). This Week in Fascism #123: Proud Boys, Patriots and White Nationalists See Rittenhouse Verdict as Signal From State for More Murder. itsgoingdown.org cover: @GraffitiRadical Welcome fellow antifascists! Anarchists in #Olympia made short work of banners from neo-Nazi group, Patriot Front, a re-brand of Vanguard America, which marched in Charlottesville and calls for a fascist, all-white America. Recently the group has attempted to capitalize on the Kyle Rittehouse verdict. pic.twitter.com/taARVHbEWr — It's Going Down (@IGD_News) November 23, 2021 So…

Staff (2021-12-01). Israeli regime trumpeting lies to poison Vienna talks. en.mehrnews.com "Israeli regime whose existence relies on tension is at it again, trumpeting lies to poison Vienna talks," the Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Saeed Khatibzadeh said on Wednesday.

Federica Caso, Shannon Zimmerman (2021-12-01). Women play a critical role in diplomacy and security, so why aren't more in positions of power? nationofchange.org The benefits of increasing the numbers of women in foreign policy and security cannot be overstated.

Badri Raina (2021-12-01). India's Farmers Have Shown the Way to the Long Democratic Pushback. zcomm.org Never forget that politics is the art of the possible, a reality that the farmer's movement has proved with emphatic assertion…

Peoples Dispatch (2021-12-01). UNRWA employees across West Asia to go on strike as agency faces funds crunch. peoplesdispatch.org The UNRWA provides critical services and assistance to Palestinian refugees across the region through its food distribution initiatives, schools, health centers and other social programs…

WSWS (2021-12-01). As COVID-19 cases surge throughout Ohio, Republican-controlled state senate holds a hearing on antivaccine bill. wsws.org Following the trend in the Midwest and Upstate New York, cases are resurging through Ohio after a brief respite, and hospital admissions are once more climbing.

Prof Michel Chossudovsky (2021-12-01). The 2020-21 Worldwide Corona Crisis: Destroying Civil Society, Engineered Economic Depression, Global Coup d'État and the "Great Reset" globalresearch.ca We are at the crossroads of one of the most serious crises in modern history. We are living history, yet our understanding of the flow of events since January 2020 has been blurred. Worldwide, people have been misled both by their governments and the media.

WSWS (2021-12-01). Moses Kur, 37-year-old auto parts worker, dies in industrial accident at Ventra's Grand Rapids plant. wsws.org The accident is not the product of individual error but of an unsafe environment which has persisted for years at the auto parts maker, the product of continuous speedup and long working hours that are common throughout the industry.

Suzanne James (2021-12-01). Climate change is the 'biggest security threat ever faced'. greenleft.org.au Green Left speaks to Professor Mark Beeson about his latest book Environmental Anarchy? Security In the 21st Century.

WSWS (2021-12-01). Opposition candidate Robredo endorses anti-Communist task force in Philippine election. wsws.org The anti-Communist task force, endorsed by Robredo, is a heavily funded and murderous apparatus of McCarthyism…

_____ (2021-12-01). More Chronicles of the Taiwan Issue. journal-neo.org In another chronicle of current events related to the Taiwan issue, it bears drawing the reader's attention to those that followed the November 16 US-China video summit. One of the main topics discussed there was the mentioned problem precisely. Judging by the official statement of the more than three-hour conversation, the positions of the sides on …

Brasil de Fato (2021-12-01). Chile's far-right candidate tours the US. peoplesdispatch.org José Antonio Kast, the far right-wing candidate who is in the second round of the Chilean presidential elections, is touring the United States this week. According to the Chilean press, the politician, who is a defender of dictator Augusto Pinochet, seeks to "dispel concerns" that he is an "extremist". | Kast embarked for the United States on Monday November 29 and has already had a meeting with Republican Senator Marco Rubio, a congressman allied with former President Donald Trump and a declared enemy of the governments of Venezuela and Cuba. Rubio is an advocate of gun ownership and advocates against legislatio…

Moderator (2021-12-01). COVID Europa: The Fourth Wave. scheerpost.com By Kenneth Surin / CounterPunch Europe is embarking on a fourth wave in Covid cases. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have placed several European countries in its highest-risk category for travel in recent weeks. On the list are Denmark, Germany, Hungary, Iceland, the Czech Republic, Luxembourg, the Netherlands and Guernsey (Britain has …

Marzieh Rahmani (2021-12-01). "To Die in the Pure Water" shines at Swedish Sama FilmFest. en.mehrnews.com "To Die in the Pure Water", directed by Tehran-based Afghan brothers Navid and Jamshid Mahmudi was selected as the best film at the 12th edition of the International Sama Film Festival in Sweden.

Isheka N. Harrison (2021-12-01). NAASD Calls For Slavery Remembrance Day, $1.25B Budget For Active Federal Atonement. moguldom.com The National Assembly of American Slavery Descendants (NAASD) has come out in support of the Slavery Remembrance Day resolution introduced by U.S. Rep. Al Green of Texas and Sen. Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts. The bill proposes that August 20 be designated Slavery Remembrance Day to "serve as a reminder of the evils of slavery." The …

Coral Wynter (2021-12-01). Student-led Fossil Fool Fiesta targets NAB. greenleft.org.au Climate protesters are targeting National Australia Bank for lending billions of dollars to fossil fuel corporations. Coral Wynter reports.

Editor (2021-12-01). Algorithms of injustice: Artificial intelligence in policing and surveillance. mronline.org If anything, the use of computer algorithms to guide police appears only to entrench and exacerbate existing biased policing practices.

Walker Bragman (2021-12-01). "It's Time To Get Back To The Office" dailyposter.com

MK Bhadrakumar (2021-12-01). India, Pakistan and the Taliban working together. asiatimes.com The three-week-long "anti-terror operation" undertaken by the Indian Army from October 11 in the Bhatta Durrian forest in Poonch district after the killing of nine soldiers, including two junior commissioned officers and two policemen, was billed as "one of the longest" in the history of the insurgency in Jammu & Kashmir. Yet no Indian functionary …

Coral Wynter (2021-12-01). State Bank of India must stop funding Adani, say protesters. greenleft.org.au Protesters took their cricket game to the foyer of the State Bank of India to demand it rule out loaning Adani almost $1 billion. Coral Wynter reports.

Kenny Stancil (2021-12-01). "Never, ever feel sorry for oil and gas companies." zcomm.org Majority of World's Oil and Gas Workers Want to Seek Employment in Renewable Energy Industry…

Staff (2021-12-01). "Farewell to British Colonial Rule": Barbados Breaks From the Queen as Calls Grow For Reparations. democracynow.org Barbados has become the world's newest republic breaking ties with Queen Elizabeth 55 years after it became an independent nation, saying it was time for Barbados to break from its colonial past. The move comes as calls grow for the United Kingdom to pay reparations for enacting a regime of slavery in Barbados. While it was an occasion for celebration, it was also "55 years overdue" and should have happened when Barbados won its independence in 1966, says David Comissiong, Barbados's ambassador to the Caribbean Community and the Association of Caribbean States. "Barbados was a center of British power. You don't g…

_____ (2021-12-01). Syria is Actively Emerging from International Isolation. journal-neo.org The complete fiasco of Washington, which for 20 years participated in the complex Afghan conflict, ineptly squandered $ 2.3 trillion taken from the pockets of American taxpayers and killed more than 2,400 military personnel there, albeit on a smaller scale, but is completely repeated in Syria. And the failure of this policy does not slow …

Moderator (2021-12-01). Reproductive Rights Defenders Rally as SCOTUS Hears Challenge to Roe. scheerpost.com By Andrea Germanos / Common Dreams Reproductive rights advocates rallied Wednesday outside the U.S. Supreme Court as justices heard oral arguments in a case directly challenging the constitutional right to abortion affirmed in Roe v. Wade. At issue before the conservative-leaning court is a challenge to Mississippi's ban on nearly all abortions after 15 weeks. Thus far blocked by lower courts, the law, …

WSWS (2021-12-01). Growing outrage among Australian teachers and parents over school COVID infections. wsws.org Opposition to school reopenings is a significant element in the wider hostility toward the political establishment and its callous indifference to the lives and well-being of working people that Australia's new electoral laws are designed to silence.

Winnie Byanyima (2021-12-01). Inequality is set to kill millions—'We have to fight it together.'. nationofchange.org If we take on the inequalities which hold back progress, we can deliver on the promise to end AIDS by 2030.

Molly Shah (2021-12-01). Berlin's 'new economy' workers fight exploitation and union busting. zcomm.org Workers at Gorillas, the Berlin-based grocery delivery service, secured a major court victory as they continue their fight against "new economy" exploitation and rampant union busting…

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2021-12-01). Eritrea Versus AFRICOM: Defending Sovereignty in the Face of Imperialist Aggression. libya360.wordpress.com Dina M. Asfaha, Tunde Osazua The rapid expansion of AFRICOM on the African continent should be a cause for concern as African nations are quickly surrendering their sovereignty to the US. As the only country without a relationship to AFRICOM, Eritrea bears the brunt of US vilification. We must salute Eritrea's ongoing project of national…

Jake Johnson (2021-12-01). As executives hike prices, US corporations rake in biggest profits since 1950. nationofchange.org "Corporations can get away with it because they have too much power in the economy."

WSWS (2021-12-01). Rise in coronavirus outbreaks in German workplaces. wsws.org Alongside the health authorities and company managements, the trade unions and their affiliated works councils ensure that infection rates are concealed and business operations continue as workers fall ill.

Editor (2021-12-01). Some striking Kellogg's workers call for boycott of company products in U.S. mronline.org Union negotiators said they were prepared to meet the company for another round of negotiations next week but their offer was rebuffed by bosses, who claimed they were left with no choice but to permanently replace those on strike.

_____ (2021-12-01). Who is Capable of Settling the Conflict between Armenia and Azerbaijan? journal-neo.org One year after the second Karabakh war, the border between the two republics is again turbulent. Periodically, the media and official representatives of Armenia and Azerbaijan report about the violation — by the enemy, of course — of the ceasefire, defined by trilateral Russia, Armenia, Azerbaijan statement of November 9, 2020, and sometimes even about …

Staff (2021-12-01). "The Viral Underclass": COVID-19 and AIDS Show What Happens When Inequality and Disease Collide. democracynow.org As December 1 marks World AIDS Day, we look at the pandemic that preceded COVID-19 and how recorded deaths of complications from the coronavirus this year have surpassed those of HIV/AIDS in the United States. The head of UNAIDS has warned the COVID-19 pandemic may result in an increase in infections and deaths from HIV and AIDS. Both viruses disproportionately impacted vulnerable minority communities. Although treatment rollout for HIV/AIDS was uniquely inhibited by homophobia, racism, and sexism, it was also plagued by corporate greed and U.S. exceptionalism. "We're seeing very similar dynamics again now with C…

Hendrik Sybrandy (2021-12-01). U.S. snowboard cross athletes prepare for World Cup. america.cgtn.com The members of the U.S. snowboard cross team get in some final preparation before the World Cup season begins. The competitions will help determine who goes to Beijing in February.

_____ (2021-12-01). NATO Parliamentarians Send Letter To Biden For No-First-Use Policies. popularresistance.org 34 current and former legislators from NATO countries sent a joint letter yesterday to United States President Biden encouraging him to adopt a policy of no-first-use (or sole purpose) of nuclear weapons in the current U.S. nuclear posture review, and to use the occasion of the 10th Nuclear Non-proliferation Treaty Review Conference in January 2022 to universalise this policy. | The call by the legislators contradicts recent reports that United States allies want the US government to retain the option of initiating nuclear war (first-use options). | "Let us state clearly that we do not believe that a first-use op…

Editor2 (2021-12-01). Morocco-Algeria: A War on the Horizon? orinocotribune.com By Guadi Calvo — Nov 22, 2021 | The Moroccan regime, in full view of the whole world, continues to repress the Saharawi people, whom it continues to murder unceremoniously, not satisfied with having usurped eighty percent of its territory and continuing to exploit its phosphate deposits since 1975, the most important in the world, and also one of the world's largest fishing grounds, with the consent of the Spanish crown, a fundamental partner in the dispossession of the Saharawi Arab Democratic Republic (SADR). | In November 2020, after an exchange of fire between the Moroccan army and Saharawi militiamen in…

WSWS (2021-12-01). Wall Street falls as Fed chair points to accelerated taper of asset purchases. wsws.org Testimony by US Fed chair Jerome Powell to the Senate Banking Committee yesterday set off the second significant fall on Wall Street in three days as he indicated that the central bank was moving to tighten its monetary policy.

WSWS (2021-12-01). 7.5 magnitude earthquake leaves Peru's impoverished Amazonas in ruins. wsws.org The tragedy could have been reduced to a minimum if it were not for the criminal policy of Peru's central government, which abandons the regions furthest from the capital.

WSWS (2021-12-01). US corporate profits hit new record. wsws.org US corporations are enjoying the largest profit margins since 1950 as the Biden administration pledges to oppose any public health measures in response to the pandemic that might impinge on profits.

WSWS (2021-12-01). End censorship of WSWS articles on Kaiser union social media! wsws.org The unions' blatant acts of censorship are a desperate attempt to keep a lid on seething opposition from rank-and-file Kaiser workers.

WSWS (2021-12-01). Channel drowning survivor reveals UK, French police left them to die. wsws.org Mohamed Shekha Ahmad's harrowing account exposes the contempt for human life that prevails at top levels of the French and British state.

Jayati Ghosh (2021-12-01). The feminist building-blocks of a just, sustainable economy. mronline.org Jayati Ghosh finds in a UN Women report a blueprint for an economy which serves the public—rather than the other way around.

WSWS (2021-12-01). Harvard graduate student union pushes through contract with cut in real wages. wsws.org The four-year deal will result in an effective wage cut for exploited student-workers at the world's wealthiest university.

Zahra Mirzafarjouyan (2021-12-01). Iran not to sacrifice national rights for fake deadlines. en.mehrnews.com Iran has entered the 7th round of talks in Vienna with clear demands and proposals and is ready to engage as long as needed, but will not sacrifice the nation's rights for the sake of deadlines, senior Iranian diplomat said.

WSWS (2021-12-01). Four students killed and seven others injured in Oxford, Michigan school shooting. wsws.org A 15-year-old student opened fire with a semi-automatic handgun at a high school in suburban Detroit on Tuesday, killing three classmates and injuring eight others, including one teacher.

Rick Rozoff (2021-12-01). Videos: U.S. troops in Latvia train for war. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com 1st Brigade Engineer Battalion conducts bangalore explosive breach training Soldiers with 1st Brigade Engineer Battalion (1BEB), 1st Armored Brigade Combat Team (1ABCT), 1st Infantry Division (1ID) conduct bangalore explosive breach training during exercise Winter Shield 2021 at Camp Ādaži, Ādaži, Latvia, Nov. 22, 2021.

Anand Naidoo (2021-12-01). The Heat: China-Africa Forum. america.cgtn.com China pledges more vaccine and economic help for Africa.

Marzieh Rahmani (2021-12-01). Russia fires US diplomats deployed in Moscow for over 3 years. en.mehrnews.com US Embassy staff who have been in Moscow for more than three years must leave Russia by 31 January 2022, the Russian Foreign Ministry said on Wednesday.

Morteza Ahmadi Al Hashem (2021-12-01). Iran nuclear talks for sanctions removal to end this weekend. en.mehrnews.com US government officials on Wednesday claimed that ongoing nuclear talks in Austrian capital Vienna, aimed at removal of US anti-Iran sanctions, would end on Thursday or Friday.

Caitlin Johnstone (2021-12-01). We're Sleepwalking Into Nuclear War. zcomm.org There are no checks or balances on this insane agenda. It's supported by all mainstream parties and all mainstream media outlets…

Joris Leverink (2021-12-01). Economic Update: Imagining a Different Economy. roarmag.org On this week's show, Prof. Wolff presents updates on his recent debate with the Ayn Rand Institute on capitalism vs socialism; inflation in Europe; he offers an analysis of right vs left splitting in the US today; and real vs fake causes of energy price inflation. | The second half of the show features an interview with Professor David McNally, University of Houston, on lessons from the history of capitalism. | You can support this show on

Basav Sen (2021-12-01). Fossil Fueled Foreign Policy: Why COP26 Flopped. fpif.org

| global scientific community has termed a dire climate emergency, countries made weak commitments that condemn the world's most vulnerable people to what Ugandan youth climate activist Vanessa Nakate has called " …

_____ (2021-12-01). Biden's Upcoming Democracy Summit Chokes on Unipolar Hypocrisy. strategic-culture.org To the degree that techno-feudal wind-up dolls continue to promote "democracy" while demanding that the world remain firmly under the heel of a unipolar hegemon, then no "democracy summit" will be worth anything. | The consequence of many decades of terrible ideas has now begun to impose its full weight upon the unipolar ship of state which has found itself careening towards a self-induced maelstrom. The captains managing this ship would have been able to easily foresee this tragic plunge long ago, had they not chosen to get drunk on hegemony amidst the cultish age of consumerism and hedonistic myopia that transf…

_____ (2021-12-01). Harvard Tells Us Young Americans are Increasingly Hopeful… Really? strategic-culture.org By Bruce E. LEVINE | Given my experience with young people's hopelessness, I was skeptical of a Harvard's #1 top finding is: "In the fall of 2017, only 31% of young Americans said they were hopeful about the future of America; 67% were fearful. Nearly four years later, we find that 56% have hope." However, scrolling down, Harvard's #5 finding reads: "More than half of young American…

WSWS (2021-12-01). The Man Who Paints Water Drops: Korean painter Kim Tschang-Yeul and the crisis of postwar art. wsws.org A documentary unveils the trauma and unresolved grief at the root of a renowned Korean artist's most famous work.

Fight Back (2021-12-01). Salt Lake City protests Rittenhouse verdict. fightbacknews.org Salt Lake City, UT – Over 100 people gathered at the downtown Salt Lake Public Library, November 21, to protest the acquittal on all charges of far-right murderer Kyle Rittenhouse. This unjust acquittal stands as a stark reminder that the justice system of the United States is working just as it has been designed to, from its very inception. This ruling makes clear the mission of police and courts in justifying racist murder and terror on Black communities and all those who fight for justice against systems of oppression. | This emergency event, which came together through the combined efforts of a number of loca…

WSWS (2021-12-01). Army general to lead Germany's coronavirus crisis response team. wsws.org The decision to put a general in charge of its COVID-19 crisis team permits only one conclusion: the German government in waiting does not regard the pandemic as a medical problem, but rather as a security issue.

John Kiriakou (2021-12-01). Greeks Commemorate 1973 Massacre by U.S.-Backed Junta. covertactionmagazine.com History reminds us of the evil U.S. foreign meddling and the need for a strong anti-imperialist movement I was in …

Peoples Dispatch (2021-12-01). General strike planned against growing waste crisis in Sfax region in Tunisia. peoplesdispatch.org The waste crisis which has been ongoing for several months was further aggravated by the reopening of a controversial landfill by the authorities in defiance of court orders, giving rise to environmental and public health concerns…

David Swanson (2021-12-01). Youth from Around the World Contribute to a Book on Peace. warisacrime.org By David Swanson, World BEYOND War, December 1, 2021 Five members of the World BEYOND War Youth Network (WBWYN) from five continents have contributed, together with WBW's Education Director, to a chapter in a new book (available free in full as PDF) called Problems, Threats and Challenges for Peace and Conflict Resolution, edited by Joanna …

Rick Rozoff (2021-12-01). Brzezinski brothers want Biden, NATO to reprise father's confrontation with Russia over Poland. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com Not to be missed. From the New Atlanticist and the Atlantic Council. Offered by Ian Brzezinski, son of Zbigniew (as he mentions in the article), senior fellow at the Atlantic Council and former U.S. deputy assistant secretary of defense for Europe and NATO policy.His brother Mark is on his way to becoming U.S. ambassador to …

Joris Leverink (2021-12-01). The Laura Flanders Show: Should Democrats Stop Talking About CRT? roarmag.org How Critical Race Theory Changed an Election & What Democrats Could Do About It: | From the contest for governor of Virginia to school board races across the country, opposition to Critical Race Theory proved an effective tactic for Republican candidates to defeat Democrats in this November's election. Does that justify the conclusions drawn by many in the media that Democrats need to stop talking so much about racism, history and structural inequality? | Must progressives face electoral reality, as many editorials have recently suggested, and tone down the so-called woke agenda? Or are there other ways t…

Tanya Wadhwa (2021-12-01). Over 1.5 million Bolivians march in defense of democracy and President Arce's government. peoplesdispatch.org President Luis Arce thanked Bolivian citizens for their overwhelming support, and promised to continue working to rebuild the country and the economy with the people…

William Denselow (2021-12-01). New York improves wheelchair accessibility. america.cgtn.com For people living with disabilities, taking public transport can be a daunting challenge. But New York City has developed a plan to improve accessibility for everyone.

WSWS (2021-12-01). Indigenous people in Australia twice as likely to be infected with COVID-19. wsws.org The increasing number of infections and deaths in indigenous communities was both predicted and preventable, but the warnings of health experts and community leaders were ignored.

Peoples Dispatch (2021-12-01). Noam Chomsky & Vijay Prashad: We stand with the residents of the Marielle Vive Camp in Valinhos (Brazil). peoplesdispatch.org In response to the order to evict 450 families of the Marielle Vive camp, Noam Chomsky and Vijay Prashad manifest their solidarity and call for the evictions to be halted.

WSWS (2021-12-01). Three students killed and eight others injured in Oxford, Michigan school shooting. wsws.org A 15-year-old student opened fire with a semi-automatic handgun at a high school in suburban Detroit on Tuesday, killing three classmates and injuring eight others, including one teacher.

Jonathan Cook (2021-12-01). The tribal left's a mirror image of the tribal right. zcomm.org The biggest problem is not just that our thoughts are likely to be someone else's (often Rupert Murdoch's), it is that we don't even know that they belong to somebody else. That is how propaganda works.

scorinoco (2021-12-01). Barbados Has Thrown Off Its Colonial Shackles, Now the Real Change Must Come. orinocotribune.com By Kareem Smith — Nov 26, 2021 | Barbados has removed the Queen as its head of state, as it begins a new national journey to remove any lingering British influence. | Barbados has completed its transition to a republican system of government. From 30 November, which marks

Editor2 (2021-12-01). Tunisia's Popular Movement: Moroccan Normalization with "Israel" Betrayal. orinocotribune.com Tunisia's Popular Movement reiterates its anti-normalization stance and calls the alliance between the Moroccan government and the Zionist enemy a multifaceted crime. | Tunisia's Popular Movement said that "the alliance between the Moroccan government and the Zionist enemy is a multifaceted crime, which has affected the Moroccan people, its history, and its martyrs." | The Movement said that after Morocco and "Israel" signed a security cooperation pact, Morocco "will turn into an advanced base for the enemy run by the [Moroccan] King." | In a statement addressed yesterday evening under the title "Normalization is…

_____ (2021-12-01). Craig Murray Is A Free Man. popularresistance.org Craig Murray was released from Saughton Prison on Tuesday. This is what he was imprisoned for: | Craig Murray, an ex-British ambassador and blogger, has been sentenced to eight months in prison after being found guilty in March of contempt of court during the 2020 trial of former Scottish first minister Alex Salmond. He was given three weeks to turn himself into police, pending his appeal. Judge Lady Dorrian issued the sentence, she said, despite Murray's health issues. | Murray faced up to two years in prison and unlimited fines. | Murray must surrender his passport making it impossible to travel to Spain on May…

WSWS (2021-12-01). FedEx locks out Australian workers fighting for improved wages and conditions. wsws.org The global logistics company last week locked out workers for two full shifts after they began four-hour work stoppages.

WSWS (2021-12-01). Referendum in Switzerland: A vote for the fight against the coronavirus pandemic. wsws.org Amid an explosive new coronavirus wave, a clear 62 percent majority in Switzerland voted on Sunday to keep the COVID-19 law in place.

Maxximilian Seijo (2021-12-01). The Metaphysics of Accounting with Paolo Quattrone. mronline.org Paolo Quattrone (@PaoloQuattrone) joins Money on the Left to discuss the metaphysics of accounting and the significance of accounting's repressed history for political economy today. Professor of Accounting, Governance & Society at The University of Manchester, Quattrone insists that, while often seen as a positivist and merely technical skill for recording extant data, accounting in truth represents a rhetorical and quite generative engagement with the "mystery of value."

Joel Richards (2021-12-01). Argentine woman no longer HIV positive. america.cgtn.com A 30-year-old Argentine woman's own immune system may have cured her of HIV – without the use of drugs. She was diagnosed in 2013, and now there is no detectable virus in her body. Find out more.

Peoples Dispatch (2021-12-01). Prominent Egyptian activist Hossam Bahgat found guilty of insulting election authorities. peoplesdispatch.org Bahgat is the founder-director of the Egyptian Initiative for Personal Rights (EIPR). He has previously been targeted by successive governments for his work towards the advancement of civil liberties and human rights in Egypt…

Editor (2021-12-01). In Kerala, a street food festival takes on communal forces. mronline.org The DYFI took on the Sangh Parivar's attempts to polarise people with misinformation on halal by serving beef, pork, chicken and mutton in most towns of the state.

WSWS (2021-12-01). Rise in cornonavirus outbreaks in German workplaces. wsws.org Alongside the health authorities and company managements, the trade unions and their affiliated works councils ensure that infection rates are concealed and business operations continue as workers fall ill.

Mark Niu (2021-12-01). Companies around the world pledge to reduce their carbon footprints. america.cgtn.com Many companies around the world are following the trend of promising to reduce their carbon footprint. See what they're doing to reduce their carbon footprints.

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2021-12-01: News Headlines

A Guest Author (2021-12-01). On Ethiopia: 'I've lost faith in everything "American"'. workers.org Displaced persons at a camp in Debarq, Ethiopia, Oct. 10 Ann Garrison is a Black Agenda Report contributing editor based in the San Francisco Bay Area. In 2014, she received the Victoire Ingabire Umuhoza Democracy and Peace Prize for promoting peace through her reporting on conflict in the African Great . . . |

UnistotenCamp (2021-12-01). Resistance on the Territory and Across Turtle Island Continues. dissidentvoice.org Despite the attempts of the BC and Federal government to use a massive show of force, and cruel conditions of imprisonment to intimidate land defenders and stop Wet'suwet'en assertion of their inherent rights and title to their land, the struggle on Wet'suwet'en territory and beyond continues! Below is a collection of recent updates, photos, videos and ways …

Caitlin Johnstone (2021-12-01). We're Sleepwalking Into Nuclear War. zcomm.org There are no checks or balances on this insane agenda. It's supported by all mainstream parties and all mainstream media outlets…

Mario Gaona (2021-12-01). Muncie, Indiana, students protest censorship of BLM in school. liberationnews.org Students at Muncie Central High School marched from the school to Muncie City Hall Nov. 23 after their school's administration commanded a class to take down student posters that mention the Black Lives Matter social movement.

Jeremy Kuzmarov (2021-12-01). Hondurans Repudiate Corrupt U.S.-Backed Coup Regime at Polls. covertactionmagazine.com Elect leftist Xiomara Castro as first female president in a blow to Washington and the party of Narco-Dictator Juan Orlando …

A Guest Author (2021-12-01). President-elect Xiomara Castro de Zelaya of Honduras: 'We won!'. workers.org Xiomara Castro de Zelaya at a campaign rally, November. As of this writing, Xiomara Castro de Zelaya leads in the presidential election in Honduras, earning 54% of the vote with well over half of the ballots counted. She would be the first woman President of Honduras. Honduras Resists explains: "She . . . |

Dean Baker (2021-12-01). Yes Folks, Omicron Can be Blamed on Patent Monopolies. cepr.net The development of the new variant, which was first discovered in South Africa, can be attributed to our failure to open-source our vaccines and freely transfer technology, contrary to claims from the pharmaceutical industry and its political allies. Their big talking point is that South Africa currently has more vaccines than it can effectively use …

_____ (2021-12-01). Sandinistas Won A Landslide Victory Because They Uplifted Nicaragua's Poor. popularresistance.org As predicted by multiple polls, the Sandinistas, led by Daniel Ortega, won a resounding victory on the November 7th elections in Nicaragua. The elections were a referendum on the path that the Sandinista government has taken the country, which is grounded on large investments in social programs that have benefited people, especially the most disadvantaged, in every nook and cranny of the national territory. | Support for the reelection of the Sandinista government was astounding. Of the entire patron electoral (eligible voters), about 65% came out to vote and, of those, about 75.9% voted for the FLSN (Sandinista…

_____ (2021-12-01). The Latin American Left Is Ready For 2022. popularresistance.org Latin America, the 21st century's leading region for progressive victories, is in the midst of a leftist resurgence. A new "pink tide" is commencing, with the left holding office in a number of countries and challenging for power in upcoming presidential elections. Kicking off a collection of articles on Latin America's left, we present an overview of the continent's war between progressive and conservative forces as flashpoints loom from Chile to Brazil.

José Manuel Blanco Diaz (2021-12-01). Bolivia: Multitudinous 'March for the Homeland' Reaches La Paz. orinocotribune.com The 180 km "March for the Homeland" that set out from Caracollo, Bolivia, on November 23, arrived at the capital La Paz on Monday, November 29. The march was organized as a popular defense of peace and democracy against the seditious pretensions of the extreme right forces that are trying to carry out a coup against President Luis Arce. | The march was composed of union leaders, peasants, coca growers, workers and other social sectors. Tens of thousands of revolutionary sympathizers raised the Wiphala flag as a symbol of indigenous struggle and demanded respect for democratically elected Luis Arce's presidency.

Editor (2021-12-01). Anti-neoliberal candidate Xiomara Castro dominates Honduras' presidential election. mronline.org With a significant advantage over the closest contender, Xiomara Castro has emerged as the likely next president of Honduras.

José Luis Granados Ceja (2021-12-01). Venezuela Greets Xiomara Castro's 'Historic Mandate' in Honduran Election. venezuelanalysis.com Castro's win marks yet another victory for the left in Latin America.

José Luis Granados Ceja (2021-12-01). Massive Turnout in Favor of Leftists in Honduras Repudiates US-Backed Coup. zcomm.org Thousands of jubilant voters have been flooding the streets of cities across Honduras to celebrate the apparent electoral victory of leftist presidential candidate Xiomara Castro…

Jake Johnson (2021-12-01). Biden Continues Trump-Era Ploy to Privatize Medicare. zcomm.org More than 1,500 physicians warn that the experiment threatens "the future of Medicare as we know it."

Peoples Health Dispatch (2021-12-01). People's movements, trade unions, and left parties join hands demanding TRIPS waiver on COVID-19 medical products. peoplesdispatch.org After the 12th WTO Ministerial Conference was called off following the discovery of the Omicron variant, trade unions, civil society organizations and parties on the left ramped up actions in favor of a TRIPS waiver for Covid-19 medical products…

Brendan Taylor (2021-12-01). Australia Will Not Return to Lockdown in Wake of Omicron Variant: PM. asia-pacificresearch.com

WSWS (2021-12-01). Omicron variant exposes "vaccine only" strategy to combat COVID-19. wsws.org The Omicron variant has shattered the lie that the pandemic can be ended without a globally-coordinated strategy aimed at the elimination and eradication of Sars-CoV-2.

Suresh V Kuchipudi (2021-12-01). Will Omicron be more contagious than Delta? asiatimes.com A new variant named Omicron (B.1.1.529) was reported by researchers in South Africa on November 24, 2021, and designated a "variant of concern" by the World Health Organization two days later. Omicron is very unusual in that it is by far the most heavily mutated variant yet of SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes Covid-19. The …

Luis Chirino (2021-12-01). Cuba tightens restriction on eight South African nations as Omicron spreads. america.cgtn.com Cuba has announced a tightening of COVID-19 safety protocols at its airports, particularly on travelers from eight southern African nations following the spread of the new variant Omicron. Find out more.

WSWS (2021-12-01). Australian governments respond to Omicron with homicidal "herd immunity" policies. wsws.org Government officials and sections of the corporate media have said they hope the new mutation spreads, based on unsubstantiated assertions that it "may be" less lethal.

Sameena Rahman (2021-12-01). Omicron variant exposes danger of global vaccine apartheid. liberationnews.org The pandemic continues to drag on with no end in sight, in large part due to the extreme global inequality in the availability of the vaccine.

WSWS (2021-12-01). African National Congress rejects new measures to counter South Africa's Omicron variant surge. wsws.org South Africa's third wave was the result of inadequate safety measures implemented by the governments around the world in the interest of reopening the economy. President Ramaphosa is now declaring that even those limited mitigation measures are unacceptable.

WSWS (2021-12-01). As winter wave of COVID-19 infections looms, Canada's political elite plans to let Omicron variant rip through population. wsws.org The travel history of the five Omicron cases in Canada, four of which are in Ontario and one in Quebec, suggests that the variant has been spreading widely throughout Africa for some time. All five, none of whom are related, returned from Nigeria via Montreal.

Staff (2021-12-01). Headlines for December 1, 2021. democracynow.org Omicron Detected in Europe Days Before South Africa Reported Variant; FDA Endorses Merck COVID Pill, Michigan High Schooler Kills 3 Other Students in Shooting Rampage, Mark Meadows to Testify Before House Jan. 6 Cmte, Panel Pursues Jeffrey Clark Contempt Charges | , U.S. Removes FARC From Terror Blacklist, HRW: Taliban Have Killed or Disappeared 100+ Ex-Afghan Security Forces Since August, German Court Convicts Ex-Member of Islamic State For Genocide of Iraq's Yazidi Community, France Inducts Josephine Baker into Pantheon As Far-Right, Racist Pundit Announces Presidential Bid, Rep. Ilhan Omar Shares Violent, Isla…

_____ (2021-12-01). WHO Stands with African Nations and Calls for Borders to Remain Open. popularresistance.org Scientists in Southern African nations revealed the presence of the Omicron Covid-19 variant but the good deed was punished with worldwide travel bans. The World Health Organization makes clear that the rationale for the ban is of dubious benefit and needlessly harms the targeted nations. The role of rich nations in hoarding vaccines and the continued patents on vaccines increase harm for Africans who are now the target of blame. Pledges to "follow the science" disappeared when Africa became the focus of attention.

Mark Gruenberg (2021-12-01). Union leaders Shuler, Henry join V.P. Harris in big push for Build Back Better. peoplesworld.org WASHINGTON—AFL-CIO President Liz Shuler and Service Employees President Mary Kay Henry joined Democratic Vice President Kamala Harris and other progressive leaders in yet another big push to convince a balky Senate to approve Biden's 10-year Build Back Better plan to repair many holes in the nation's leaky social safety net. But whether the drive, which …

Fight Back (2021-12-01). Interview with Toni Gilpin on recent strikes and the need for fighting unions. fightbacknews.org Toni Gilpin is a prominent labor historian, author and activist. She wrote the book The Long Deep Grudge which covered the militant history of the Farm Equipment Union whose members later merged into the United Auto Workers, including some the locals that recently struck for five weeks at John Deere, where Gilpin provided support on the picket lines. | Fight Back! was able to speak to Gilpin recently about the John Deere strike, the uptick in recent strikes, union leadership and elections, and what is needed in the American labor movement today. The following are excerpts from that conversation. | Fight Back!: Wh…

Monica Cruz (2021-12-01). Amazon workers in Alabama get a second chance to vote on unionizing. peoplesdispatch.org A federal labor official has ruled in favor of the union, which charged the company with illegally interfering with the election held earlier this year…

Joris Leverink (2021-12-01). Earthcare Fieldcast: Migrant Labor Struggles in Agriculture and Care. roarmag.org As we are sliding from crises of social reproduction into crises of planetary ecology, | Episode 3 —Feminist Organizing across Migrant Agricultural and Care Work:…

Staff (2021-12-01). Amazon Workers in Alabama Get New Shot at Union After NLRB Rules Company Broke the Law in 1st Vote. democracynow.org Workers at an Amazon warehouse in Bessemer, Alabama may soon get another chance to decide whether to unionize. The National Labor Relations Board has ruled that Amazon violated U.S. labor law while waging an aggressive anti-unionization campaign against warehouse workers earlier this year in Bessemer, Alabama. This comes as Amazon workers worldwide from Bangladesh to Germany campaigned on Black Friday for fairer working conditions under the banner, "Make Amazon Pay." "If Amazon is trying to eat the world, it's also bringing many disparate sets of workers and activists and communities together to fight against the…

_____ (2021-12-01). Backed by AFRICOM, corporations plunder DR Congo for "climate-friendly" materials and blame China. strategic-culture.org Cobalt, a key metallic element used in lithium batteries and other "green" technology, is sourced from slave labor in the Democratic Republic of Congo. As the West points the finger at China, the US Africa Command is indirectly policing mining operations that profit US corporations. | TJ COLES | Ever since Belgium's King Leopold II (1835-1909) established the Congo Free State in 1885, international powers have exploited the region's vast resources. Leading a regime that went on to kill an

A Guest Author (2021-12-01). Workers of the world demand: MAKE AMAZON PAY! workers.org By Tony Murphy and John Catalinotto Strikes, protests and militant job actions marked the global day of actions Nov. 26, targeting the megamonopoly and superprofiteer Amazon in 20 countries. Chris Smalls, president of Amazon Labor Union, speaks at NYC rally Nov. 26, organized by Workers Assembly Against Racism. The day . . . |

Franc Contreras (2021-12-01). Mexico president's approval rating jumps to 62%. america.cgtn.com Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, who promised to fight corruption and prioritize the poor, marks the halfway point of his six-year term in office. His overall approval ratings are at 62 percent, AMLO said that his government is bringing long-awaited changes to Mexico.

_____ (2021-12-01). More Chronicles of the Taiwan Issue. journal-neo.org In another chronicle of current events related to the Taiwan issue, it bears drawing the reader's attention to those that followed the November 16 US-China video summit. One of the main topics discussed there was the mentioned problem precisely. Judging by the official statement of the more than three-hour conversation, the positions of the sides on …

_____ (2021-12-01). Who is Capable of Settling the Conflict between Armenia and Azerbaijan? journal-neo.org One year after the second Karabakh war, the border between the two republics is again turbulent. Periodically, the media and official representatives of Armenia and Azerbaijan report about the violation — by the enemy, of course — of the ceasefire, defined by trilateral Russia, Armenia, Azerbaijan statement of November 9, 2020, and sometimes even about …

_____ (2021-12-01). Amid Overdose Crisis, 260+ Public Health Groups Urge Congress To Pass Life-Saving Bills. popularresistance.org Led by the Drug Policy Alliance, People's Action, the National Harm Reduction Coalition, and VOCAL-NY, the organizations said the unprecedented number of overdoses in the 12-month period ending in April 2021 was "grim, but not unexpected" considering the criminalization of drug use in the United States and lack of resources for people with drug use disorders. "Criminalization has perpetuated stigma against people who use drugs, creating an environment where individuals have a more difficult time accessing the health services and support they need," wrote the groups in a letter to House and Senate leaders.

_____ (2021-12-01). IPCC Warns That Capitalism Is Unsustainable. popularresistance.org A leaked draft of the third part of the upcoming IPCC report establishes that we must move away from the current capitalist model to avoid exceeding planetary limits. It also confirms that, as stated in the article published by CTXT on August 7, "Greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions must peak in at most four years". The document also acknowledges that there is little chance of further economic growth.

_____ (2021-12-01). Seven Day March In Defense Of Democracy Concludes In Bolivia. popularresistance.org March for the Homeland reached the Bolivian city of La Paz on November 29 after covering a distance of more than 180km over seven days. Ôªø March for the Homeland reached the Bolivian city of La Paz on November 29 after covering a distance of more than 180km over seven days. Over a million people …

_____ (2021-12-01). Sudan Security Forces Fire Tear Gas At Khartoum Protesters. popularresistance.org Sudanese security forces fired tear gas to disperse pro-democracy protesters near the presidential palace in the capital, Khartoum, as tens of thousands marched against military rule following last month's coup. The rally on Tuesday was the latest show of opposition to military rule since last month's coup that ended a partnership between civilian political groups and the military. Heavily armed police forces took to central Khartoum, fired tear gas, and began chasing protesters as they gathered about a kilometre from the palace, blocking a main road and chanting "Soldiers, go back to the barracks". Other protest…

Ali Abunimah (2021-12-01). Why Jordanian people are protesting pact with UAE, Israel. electronicintifada.net Amman could end up supplying West Bank settlements with electricity.

Berry Craig (2021-12-01). Right wing steers country toward white supremacy and dictatorship. peoplesworld.org Murray, Ky., State University historian Brian Clardy says it's past time for the Democrats to start reminding voters—loudly, clearly, and unceasingly—precisely where Donald Trump and the Trumpian Republicans are steering the country: Straight toward white supremacy and authoritarianism. "This is not bean bagging," he said. "This is not cocktail party conversation. This is real. This …

capitaldaily (2021-12-01). Despite promised reforms, Fairy Creek is far from over. capitaldaily.ca Deferrals and changes to logging legislation is coming. But the activists aren't leaving.

Clodovaldo Hernandez (2021-12-01). Isaías Rodríguez: Barinas Case Could Harm the Credibility of the Elections. orinocotribune.com Isaías Rodríguez, former attorney general and former vice president of Venezuela, warned that with the intervention of the Electoral Chamber of the Supreme Court in the Barinas governorship case, Venezuela may lose the credibility that it has been able to build though the elections, both nationally and internationally. | In the opinion of Rodríguez, who was also a member of the constituent assemblies of 1999 and 2017, the Electoral Chamber does not have competence to decide on an electoral result such as that of Barinas, since it is a matter that should be decided by the Constitutional Court. | "I speak fundament…

David Cronin (2021-12-01). Leaked emails prove EU tries to hide truth about Palestine police "mission" electronicintifada.net Articles published by The Electronic Intifada anger top officials.

Editor (2021-12-01). Algorithms of injustice: Artificial intelligence in policing and surveillance. mronline.org If anything, the use of computer algorithms to guide police appears only to entrench and exacerbate existing biased policing practices.

Editor (2021-12-01). In Kerala, a street food festival takes on communal forces. mronline.org The DYFI took on the Sangh Parivar's attempts to polarise people with misinformation on halal by serving beef, pork, chicken and mutton in most towns of the state.

Editor (2021-12-01). Some striking Kellogg's workers call for boycott of company products in U.S. mronline.org Union negotiators said they were prepared to meet the company for another round of negotiations next week but their offer was rebuffed by bosses, who claimed they were left with no choice but to permanently replace those on strike.

Federica Caso, Shannon Zimmerman (2021-12-01). Women play a critical role in diplomacy and security, so why aren't more in positions of power? nationofchange.org The benefits of increasing the numbers of women in foreign policy and security cannot be overstated.

Gary Olson (2021-12-01). Thoughts on the Left's Response to Capitalism's Global Death Spiral. dissidentvoice.org For those whose personal and political identities are virtually indistinguishable, these are especially vexing times. Specifically, during this historical stage of capitalism it's challenging to abide by Gramsci's optimism of the will and heart and not acquiesce to pessimism of the mind, to the intellect's awareness of certain recalcitrant realities in our world. And residing …

Jayati Ghosh (2021-12-01). The feminist building-blocks of a just, sustainable economy. mronline.org Jayati Ghosh finds in a UN Women report a blueprint for an economy which serves the public—rather than the other way around.

John Kiriakou (2021-12-01). Greeks Commemorate 1973 Massacre by U.S.-Backed Junta. covertactionmagazine.com History reminds us of the evil U.S. foreign meddling and the need for a strong anti-imperialist movement I was in …

Joris Leverink (2021-12-01). Economic Update: Imagining a Different Economy. roarmag.org On this week's show, Prof. Wolff presents updates on his recent debate with the Ayn Rand Institute on capitalism vs socialism; inflation in Europe; he offers an analysis of right vs left splitting in the US today; and real vs fake causes of energy price inflation. | The second half of the show features an interview with Professor David McNally, University of Houston, on lessons from the history of capitalism. | You can support this show on

Joris Leverink (2021-12-01). The Laura Flanders Show: Should Democrats Stop Talking About CRT? roarmag.org How Critical Race Theory Changed an Election & What Democrats Could Do About It: | From the contest for governor of Virginia to school board races across the country, opposition to Critical Race Theory proved an effective tactic for Republican candidates to defeat Democrats in this November's election. Does that justify the conclusions drawn by many in the media that Democrats need to stop talking so much about racism, history and structural inequality? | Must progressives face electoral reality, as many editorials have recently suggested, and tone down the so-called woke agenda? Or are there other ways t…

José Manuel Blanco Diaz (2021-12-01). Does Henrique Capriles Want to 'Knock Down' Juan Guaidó? orinocotribune.com After the defeat suffered by Venezuelan opposition groups in the mega-elections of November 21, there is talk about the need for the right to renew its leadership in the coming weeks, facing future political and electoral challenges. One of the names most frequently mentioned is that of Henrique Capriles, as a possible replacement for former deputy Juan Guaidó. | In this sense, the debate increased within the right around the figure of Guaidó and his imaginary "interim government," lacking any legitimacy and questioned from within the oppositionist ranks themselves, who accuse him of not meeting objectives set al…

Kevin Annett (2021-12-01). Why are Catholic Churches Being Trashed? dissidentvoice.org Catholic church burns to the ground, Attawapiskat First Nation Hello Mr Annett, I am a Detective with the Vancouver Police Department, and my partner and I have been assigned to look into some of the more recent incidents in the city of Vancouver that relate to the vandalism towards Catholic Churches and ongoing protests from …

Liberation Staff (2021-12-01). Students organize to resist Rittenhouse's enrollment at ASU. liberationnews.org Organizers say Rittenhouse's presence on-campus will attract other dangerous fascists, who now feel emboldened by Rittenhouse's acquittal.

Mark Gruenberg (2021-12-01). Former OSHA chiefs insist court reinstate anti-virus standards. peoplesworld.org CINCINNATI—Three former Occupational Safety and Health Administration chiefs, under both Democratic and Republican administrations, want the federal appeals court in Cincinnati to reinstate the agency's Emergency Temporary Standard that forces firms to protect their workers and customers against the coronavirus. Represented by lawyers for Public Citizen, Dr. David Michaels—Barack Obama's OSHA chief for his whole …

Mark Gruenberg (2021-12-01). Major league baseball heads for another lockout. peoplesworld.org NEW YORK—With bargaining having broken down, major league baseball's 30 owners are preparing to lock out their players, again. And this time Sonia Sotomayor can't step in to save them from their own folly. She's busy with other matters, as a U.S. Supreme Court justice—especially on lockout day, Dec. 1. Because that day the justices …

Maxximilian Seijo (2021-12-01). The Metaphysics of Accounting with Paolo Quattrone. mronline.org Paolo Quattrone (@PaoloQuattrone) joins Money on the Left to discuss the metaphysics of accounting and the significance of accounting's repressed history for political economy today. Professor of Accounting, Governance & Society at The University of Manchester, Quattrone insists that, while often seen as a positivist and merely technical skill for recording extant data, accounting in truth represents a rhetorical and quite generative engagement with the "mystery of value."

Moderator (2021-12-01). COVID Europa: The Fourth Wave. scheerpost.com By Kenneth Surin / CounterPunch Europe is embarking on a fourth wave in Covid cases. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have placed several European countries in its highest-risk category for travel in recent weeks. On the list are Denmark, Germany, Hungary, Iceland, the Czech Republic, Luxembourg, the Netherlands and Guernsey (Britain has …

Nora Barrows-Friedman (2021-12-01). Major Canadian academic group rejects Israel lobby's anti-Semitism definition. electronicintifada.net Scholars must be able to critique states without fear of outside political influence, association says.

Peoples Dispatch (2021-12-01). General strike planned against growing waste crisis in Sfax region in Tunisia. peoplesdispatch.org The waste crisis which has been ongoing for several months was further aggravated by the reopening of a controversial landfill by the authorities in defiance of court orders, giving rise to environmental and public health concerns…

Peoples Dispatch (2021-12-01). Prominent Egyptian activist Hossam Bahgat found guilty of insulting election authorities. peoplesdispatch.org Bahgat is the founder-director of the Egyptian Initiative for Personal Rights (EIPR). He has previously been targeted by successive governments for his work towards the advancement of civil liberties and human rights in Egypt…

Peoples Dispatch (2021-12-01). UNRWA employees across West Asia to go on strike as agency faces funds crunch. peoplesdispatch.org The UNRWA provides critical services and assistance to Palestinian refugees across the region through its food distribution initiatives, schools, health centers and other social programs…

Peter Certo (2021-12-01). Greed Is Prolonging the Pandemic. otherwords.org Stop me if this sounds familiar. | It's been kind of a hard year, but I felt optimistic about the holidays. My wife and I had just scheduled our COVID-19 boosters. Even better, we'd been able to get our young child vaccinated. | We imagined a cautious return to simple family pleasures like indoor dining — and maybe playdates at indoor play centers during the long Midwestern winter. Maybe we'd even test our kid's appetite for air travel and visit relatives in different parts of the country. | Then — another COVID-19 variant. Possible breakthrough infections. Travel bans and tumbling stock markets. And…

rebekah (2021-12-01). Blame Corporate Greed For Inflation. inequality.org

Robert P. Alvarez (2021-12-01). Prison Gerrymandering: The Modern 'Three-Fifths Compromise'. otherwords.org Are free and fair elections too much to ask for? Thanks to partisan gerrymandering — and its ugly cousin, prison gerrymandering — the answer is often yes. | High-stakes redistricting battles now underway will help determine next year's midterm elections. In a perfect world, parties would work together to ensure fair representation for their various constituencies. In the real world, the party in power usually redraws district maps to favor itself. | This dirty little trick is called partisan gerrymandering. Both parties do it, but Republicans are taking it to extremes that their own voters don't even…

Staff (2021-12-01). Barinas State PSUV Governor Argenis Chávez Resigns. orinocotribune.com This Tuesday, November 30, Argenis Chávez announced his resignation as governor of the state of Barinas. Chávez made the decision to comply with the two complex judgments made by the Supreme Court of Justice (TSJ) this week related to the counting of votes and a second election that will take place in the eastern Venezuelan state. The resignation was issued despite the fact that the TSJ statements did not mention anything regarding Chávez's position being in question. | In addition, Chávez resigned from his candidacy for re-election for the new elections that will be held in the state on January 9, 2022, while an…

Staff (2021-12-01). Jorge Rodríguez: We Are Not and Will Not Be Anyone's Colony. orinocotribune.com On Tuesday, November 30, the plenary of the Venezuelan National Assembly (AN) approved an Agreement of Support and Congratulations for the Brave People of Venezuela for their participation in the November 21 elections. | The president of the National Assembly, Jorge Rodríguez, emphasized that on November 21 peace won, "the people of Venezuela won. What we are experiencing is a second struggle for our independence. What they [the right] wanted for Venezuela was the dissolution of the Republic and they supported all that by those who claim to be representatives of the opposition in Venezuela and now they want the p…

Staff (2021-12-01). Leopoldo López's Latest Gaff: He Calls on People to Take to the Streets over Supreme Court's Barinas Decision. orinocotribune.com On Monday, November 30, Leopoldo López, fugitive from Venezuelan justice, claimed that protests regarding the decision issued by the Electoral Chamber of the Supreme Court over the Barinas governorship election "are legitimate and necessary." | López, who currently resides in Spain, wrote on Twitter that, despite the "traps and obstacles, Freddy Superlano won; he had all the ballots, people took to the streets to defend his victory; the CNE delayed his proclamation and now the Supreme Court's invalid decision suspends the results over the count of three ballots." | López reiterated that in the midst of an "usurpa…

Tanya Wadhwa (2021-12-01). Over 1.5 million Bolivians march in defense of democracy and President Arce's government. peoplesdispatch.org President Luis Arce thanked Bolivian citizens for their overwhelming support, and promised to continue working to rebuild the country and the economy with the people…

Wayne Nealis (2021-12-01). Trial of killer cop Kimberly Potter begins. peoplesworld.org MINNEAPOLIS The people's struggle to convict former police officer Kimberly Potter for the murder of Daunte Wright, a 20-year-old Black man, began this week with a press conference and a rally and march. Potter's trial began Tuesday in Hennepin County where she is charged second-and first-degree manslaughter of Daunte on April 11, 2020, in Brooklyn …

Winnie Byanyima (2021-12-01). Inequality is set to kill millions—'We have to fight it together.'. nationofchange.org If we take on the inequalities which hold back progress, we can deliver on the promise to end AIDS by 2030.

Zoya Teirstein (2021-12-01). A surprising winner in Biden's infrastructure bill: Biodiversity. peoplesworld.org The $1.2 trillion infrastructure package signed by President Joe Biden will not go down in history as a milestone in America's effort to control the climate crisis. A Princeton University analysis of the bill, which President Joe Biden initially hoped would deliver on many of his climate-related promises from the campaign trail, showed the policies in …

This Week in Fascism (2021-12-01). This Week in Fascism #123: Proud Boys, Patriots and White Nationalists See Rittenhouse Verdict as Signal From State for More Murder. itsgoingdown.org cover: @GraffitiRadical Welcome fellow antifascists! Anarchists in #Olympia made short work of banners from neo-Nazi group, Patriot Front, a re-brand of Vanguard America, which marched in Charlottesville and calls for a fascist, all-white America. Recently the group has attempted to capitalize on the Kyle Rittehouse verdict. pic.twitter.com/taARVHbEWr — It's Going Down (@IGD_News) November 23, 2021 So…

Jake Johnson (2021-12-01). As executives hike prices, US corporations rake in biggest profits since 1950. nationofchange.org "Corporations can get away with it because they have too much power in the economy."

WSWS (2021-12-01). Indigenous people in Australia twice as likely to be infected with COVID-19. wsws.org The increasing number of infections and deaths in indigenous communities was both predicted and preventable, but the warnings of health experts and community leaders were ignored.

Staff (2021-12-01). "Farewell to British Colonial Rule": Barbados Breaks From the Queen as Calls Grow For Reparations. democracynow.org Barbados has become the world's newest republic breaking ties with Queen Elizabeth 55 years after it became an independent nation, saying it was time for Barbados to break from its colonial past. The move comes as calls grow for the United Kingdom to pay reparations for enacting a regime of slavery in Barbados. While it was an occasion for celebration, it was also "55 years overdue" and should have happened when Barbados won its independence in 1966, says David Comissiong, Barbados's ambassador to the Caribbean Community and the Association of Caribbean States. "Barbados was a center of British power. You don't g…

Badri Raina (2021-12-01). India's Farmers Have Shown the Way to the Long Democratic Pushback. zcomm.org Never forget that politics is the art of the possible, a reality that the farmer's movement has proved with emphatic assertion…

Jonathan Cook (2021-12-01). The tribal left's a mirror image of the tribal right. zcomm.org The biggest problem is not just that our thoughts are likely to be someone else's (often Rupert Murdoch's), it is that we don't even know that they belong to somebody else. That is how propaganda works.

William Denselow (2021-12-01). New York improves wheelchair accessibility. america.cgtn.com For people living with disabilities, taking public transport can be a daunting challenge. But New York City has developed a plan to improve accessibility for everyone.

WSWS (2021-12-01). Wall Street falls as Fed chair points to accelerated taper of asset purchases. wsws.org Testimony by US Fed chair Jerome Powell to the Senate Banking Committee yesterday set off the second significant fall on Wall Street in three days as he indicated that the central bank was moving to tighten its monetary policy.

WSWS (2021-12-01). 7.5 magnitude earthquake leaves Peru's impoverished Amazonas in ruins. wsws.org The tragedy could have been reduced to a minimum if it were not for the criminal policy of Peru's central government, which abandons the regions furthest from the capital.

WSWS (2021-12-01). Opposition candidate Robredo endorses anti-Communist task force in Philippine election. wsws.org The anti-Communist task force, endorsed by Robredo, is a heavily funded and murderous apparatus of McCarthyism…

_____ (2021-12-01). Biden's Upcoming Democracy Summit Chokes on Unipolar Hypocrisy. strategic-culture.org To the degree that techno-feudal wind-up dolls continue to promote "democracy" while demanding that the world remain firmly under the heel of a unipolar hegemon, then no "democracy summit" will be worth anything. | The consequence of many decades of terrible ideas has now begun to impose its full weight upon the unipolar ship of state which has found itself careening towards a self-induced maelstrom. The captains managing this ship would have been able to easily foresee this tragic plunge long ago, had they not chosen to get drunk on hegemony amidst the cultish age of consumerism and hedonistic myopia that transf…

Staff (2021-12-01). "The Viral Underclass": COVID-19 and AIDS Show What Happens When Inequality and Disease Collide. democracynow.org As December 1 marks World AIDS Day, we look at the pandemic that preceded COVID-19 and how recorded deaths of complications from the coronavirus this year have surpassed those of HIV/AIDS in the United States. The head of UNAIDS has warned the COVID-19 pandemic may result in an increase in infections and deaths from HIV and AIDS. Both viruses disproportionately impacted vulnerable minority communities. Although treatment rollout for HIV/AIDS was uniquely inhibited by homophobia, racism, and sexism, it was also plagued by corporate greed and U.S. exceptionalism. "We're seeing very similar dynamics again now with C…

David Swanson (2021-12-01). Youth from Around the World Contribute to a Book on Peace. warisacrime.org By David Swanson, World BEYOND War, December 1, 2021 Five members of the World BEYOND War Youth Network (WBWYN) from five continents have contributed, together with WBW's Education Director, to a chapter in a new book (available free in full as PDF) called Problems, Threats and Challenges for Peace and Conflict Resolution, edited by Joanna …

Walker Bragman (2021-12-01). "It's Time To Get Back To The Office" dailyposter.com

WSWS (2021-12-01). Army general to lead Germany's coronavirus crisis response team. wsws.org The decision to put a general in charge of its COVID-19 crisis team permits only one conclusion: the German government in waiting does not regard the pandemic as a medical problem, but rather as a security issue.

Hendrik Sybrandy (2021-12-01). U.S. snowboard cross athletes prepare for World Cup. america.cgtn.com The members of the U.S. snowboard cross team get in some final preparation before the World Cup season begins. The competitions will help determine who goes to Beijing in February.

WSWS (2021-12-01). Four students killed and seven others injured in Oxford, Michigan school shooting. wsws.org A 15-year-old student opened fire with a semi-automatic handgun at a high school in suburban Detroit on Tuesday, killing three classmates and injuring eight others, including one teacher.

_____ (2021-12-01). Harvard Tells Us Young Americans are Increasingly Hopeful… Really? strategic-culture.org By Bruce E. LEVINE | Given my experience with young people's hopelessness, I was skeptical of a Harvard's #1 top finding is: "In the fall of 2017, only 31% of young Americans said they were hopeful about the future of America; 67% were fearful. Nearly four years later, we find that 56% have hope." However, scrolling down, Harvard's #5 finding reads: "More than half of young American…

WSWS (2021-12-01). The Man Who Paints Water Drops: Korean painter Kim Tschang-Yeul and the crisis of postwar art. wsws.org A documentary unveils the trauma and unresolved grief at the root of a renowned Korean artist's most famous work.

WSWS (2021-12-01). FedEx locks out Australian workers fighting for improved wages and conditions. wsws.org The global logistics company last week locked out workers for two full shifts after they began four-hour work stoppages.

Editor2 (2021-12-01). Tunisia's Popular Movement: Moroccan Normalization with "Israel" Betrayal. orinocotribune.com Tunisia's Popular Movement reiterates its anti-normalization stance and calls the alliance between the Moroccan government and the Zionist enemy a multifaceted crime. | Tunisia's Popular Movement said that "the alliance between the Moroccan government and the Zionist enemy is a multifaceted crime, which has affected the Moroccan people, its history, and its martyrs." | The Movement said that after Morocco and "Israel" signed a security cooperation pact, Morocco "will turn into an advanced base for the enemy run by the [Moroccan] King." | In a statement addressed yesterday evening under the title "Normalization is…

Coral Wynter (2021-12-01). State Bank of India must stop funding Adani, say protesters. greenleft.org.au Protesters took their game to the foyer of the building housing the State Bank of India to demand it rule out loaning Adani almost $1 billion. Coral Wynter reports.

Coral Wynter (2021-12-01). Student-led Fossil Fool Fiesta targets NAB. greenleft.org.au The National Australia Bank is being targeted by climate protesters for lending billions of dollars to fossil fuel corporations. Coral Wynter reports.

scorinoco (2021-12-01). Barbados Has Thrown Off Its Colonial Shackles, Now the Real Change Must Come. orinocotribune.com By Kareem Smith — Nov 26, 2021 | Barbados has removed the Queen as its head of state, as it begins a new national journey to remove any lingering British influence. | Barbados has completed its transition to a republican system of government. From 30 November, which marks

Peoples Dispatch (2021-12-01). Noam Chomsky & Vijay Prashad: We stand with the residents of the Marielle Vive Camp in Valinhos (Brazil). peoplesdispatch.org In response to the order to evict 450 families of the Marielle Vive camp, Noam Chomsky and Vijay Prashad manifest their solidarity and call for the evictions to be halted.

Kenny Stancil (2021-12-01). "Never, ever feel sorry for oil and gas companies." zcomm.org Majority of World's Oil and Gas Workers Want to Seek Employment in Renewable Energy Industry…

Fight Back (2021-12-01). Salt Lake City protests Rittenhouse verdict. fightbacknews.org Salt Lake City, UT – Over 100 people gathered at the downtown Salt Lake Public Library, November 21, to protest the acquittal on all charges of far-right murderer Kyle Rittenhouse. This unjust acquittal stands as a stark reminder that the justice system of the United States is working just as it has been designed to, from its very inception. This ruling makes clear the mission of police and courts in justifying racist murder and terror on Black communities and all those who fight for justice against systems of oppression. | This emergency event, which came together through the combined efforts of a number of loca…

WSWS (2021-12-01). US corporate profits hit new record. wsws.org US corporations are enjoying the largest profit margins since 1950 as the Biden administration pledges to oppose any public health measures in response to the pandemic that might impinge on profits.

Anand Naidoo (2021-12-01). The Heat: China-Africa Forum. america.cgtn.com China pledges more vaccine and economic help for Africa.

Suzanne James (2021-12-01). Climate change is the 'biggest security threat ever faced'. greenleft.org.au Suzanne James spoke to Professor Mark Beeson about his latest book Environmental Anarchy? Security In the 21st Century (Bristol University Press, 2021). Beeson is Professor of International Politics at the University of WA. At a time when climate change poses the biggest security threat humanity has ever faced, Beeson argues there is an urgent need to reset priorities while we still can.

WSWS (2021-12-01). Harvard graduate student union pushes through contract with cut in real wages. wsws.org The four-year deal will result in an effective wage cut for exploited student-workers at the world's wealthiest university.

WSWS (2021-12-01). Three students killed and eight others injured in Oxford, Michigan school shooting. wsws.org A 15-year-old student opened fire with a semi-automatic handgun at a high school in suburban Detroit on Tuesday, killing three classmates and injuring eight others, including one teacher.

Mark Niu (2021-12-01). Companies around the world pledge to reduce their carbon footprints. america.cgtn.com Many companies around the world are following the trend of promising to reduce their carbon footprint. See what they're doing to reduce their carbon footprints.

WSWS (2021-12-01). Moses Kur, 37-year-old auto parts worker, dies in industrial accident at Ventra's Grand Rapids plant. wsws.org The accident is not the product of individual error but of an unsafe environment which has persisted for years at the auto parts maker, the product of continuous speedup and long working hours that are common throughout the industry.

Joel Richards (2021-12-01). Argentine woman no longer HIV positive. america.cgtn.com A 30-year-old Argentine woman's own immune system may have cured her of HIV – without the use of drugs. She was diagnosed in 2013, and now there is no detectable virus in her body. Find out more.

Prof Michel Chossudovsky (2021-12-01). The 2020-21 Worldwide Corona Crisis: Destroying Civil Society, Engineered Economic Depression, Global Coup d'État and the "Great Reset" globalresearch.ca We are at the crossroads of one of the most serious crises in modern history. We are living history, yet our understanding of the flow of events since January 2020 has been blurred. Worldwide, people have been misled both by their governments and the media.

WSWS (2021-12-01). Growing outrage among Australian teachers and parents over school COVID infections. wsws.org Opposition to school reopenings is a significant element in the wider hostility toward the political establishment and its callous indifference to the lives and well-being of working people that Australia's new electoral laws are designed to silence.

WSWS (2021-12-01). Channel drowning survivor reveals UK, French police left them to die. wsws.org Mohamed Shekha Ahmad's harrowing account exposes the contempt for human life that prevails at top levels of the French and British state.

WSWS (2021-12-01). As COVID-19 cases surge throughout Ohio, Republican-controlled state senate holds a hearing on antivaccine bill. wsws.org Following the trend in the Midwest and Upstate New York, cases are resurging through Ohio after a brief respite, and hospital admissions are once more climbing.

WSWS (2021-12-01). Referendum in Switzerland: A vote for the fight against the coronavirus pandemic. wsws.org Amid an explosive new coronavirus wave, a clear 62 percent majority in Switzerland voted on Sunday to keep the COVID-19 law in place.

_____ (2021-12-01). Craig Murray Is A Free Man. popularresistance.org Craig Murray, an ex-British ambassador and blogger, has been sentenced to eight months in prison after being found guilty in March of contempt of court during the 2020 trial of former Scottish first minister Alex Salmond. He was given three weeks to turn himself into police, pending his appeal. Judge Lady Dorrian issued the sentence, she said, despite Murray's health issues. The activist, blogger and former British ambassador to Uzbekistan, who was imprisoned for his journalism, walked free from Saughton Prison in Edinburgh, Scotland on Tuesday.

WSWS (2021-12-01). Rise in cornonavirus outbreaks in German workplaces. wsws.org Alongside the health authorities and company managements, the trade unions and their affiliated works councils ensure that infection rates are concealed and business operations continue as workers fall ill.

WSWS (2021-12-01). End censorship of WSWS articles on Kaiser union social media! wsws.org The unions' blatant acts of censorship are a desperate attempt to keep a lid on seething opposition from rank-and-file Kaiser workers.

MK Bhadrakumar (2021-12-01). India, Pakistan and the Taliban working together. asiatimes.com The three-week-long "anti-terror operation" undertaken by the Indian Army from October 11 in the Bhatta Durrian forest in Poonch district after the killing of nine soldiers, including two junior commissioned officers and two policemen, was billed as "one of the longest" in the history of the insurgency in Jammu & Kashmir. Yet no Indian functionary …

Editor2 (2021-12-01). Morocco-Algeria: A War on the Horizon? orinocotribune.com By Guadi Calvo — Nov 22, 2021 | The Moroccan regime, in full view of the whole world, continues to repress the Saharawi people, whom it continues to murder unceremoniously, not satisfied with having usurped eighty percent of its territory and continuing to exploit its phosphate deposits since 1975, the most important in the world, and also one of the world's largest fishing grounds, with the consent of the Spanish crown, a fundamental partner in the dispossession of the Saharawi Arab Democratic Republic (SADR). | In November 2020, after an exchange of fire between the Moroccan army and Saharawi militiamen in…

Molly Shah (2021-12-01). Berlin's 'new economy' workers fight exploitation and union busting. zcomm.org Workers at Gorillas, the Berlin-based grocery delivery service, secured a major court victory as they continue their fight against "new economy" exploitation and rampant union busting…

WSWS (2021-12-01). Rise in coronavirus outbreaks in German workplaces. wsws.org Alongside the health authorities and company managements, the trade unions and their affiliated works councils ensure that infection rates are concealed and business operations continue as workers fall ill.

Steve Sweeney (2021-11-30). Xiomara Castro declares victory in Honduran presidential election. peoplesworld.org

Peoples Dispatch (2021-11-30). Historic win of Xiomara Castro ends 12 years of far-right rule in Honduras. peoplesdispatch.org Castro's victory, with an historic turnout of over 68%, would end a dozen years of conservative and neoliberal rule. She has called for a government of reconciliation, peace and justice…

Moderator (2021-11-30). Congress 'Asleep at the Switch' as Biden Continues Trump-Era Ploy to Privatize Medicare. scheerpost.com By Jake Johnson / Common Dreams A Trump-era pilot program that could result in the complete privatization of traditional Medicare in a matter of years is moving ahead under the Biden administration, a development that—despite its potentially massive implications for patients across the U.S.—has received scant attention from the national press or Congress. On Tuesday, a group of …

_____ (2021-11-30). 'Believing The Propaganda That The Government Follows The Law'. popularresistance.org Whistleblower David McBride faces life in prison for revealing war crimes in Afghanistan to the media. | Watch his story here. | David McBride, a former Australian military lawyer, tells journalist Michael West about alleged war crimes and a cover-up in Afghanistan. He faces trial for leaking hundreds of pages of defense force information to the Australian Broadcasting Corporation (whose offices were then raided by federal police), offering insight on clandestine operations of Australia's elite special forces, including incidents of troops killing unarmed men and children.

Staff (2021-11-30). Headlines for November 30, 2021. democracynow.org World Health Organization Warns of "Very High" Risk Posed by Omicron Variant, Nurses Demand COVID-19 Vaccine Patent Waiver; China Pledges 1 Billion Doses for Africa, Centers for Disease Control Strengthens Vaccine Booster Recommendation for Adults, Federal Judge Blocks Vaccine Mandate for Healthcare Workers in 10 States, Pentagon to Investigate U.S. Airstrike That Killed Dozens of Civilians in Syria, Iran Demands Sanctions Relief as Talks on Revived Nuclear Deal Resume in Vienna, Majority of Australian Parliament Workers Face Bullying, Sexual Harassment or Assault, Ghislaine Maxwell Sex Trafficking Trial Gets Und…

Ann Brown (2021-11-30). Washington State Hospital Association CEO: Almost No Chance Omicron Variant Is Not In America. moguldom.com Eighteen countries have already confirmed cases of the "omicron" covid-19 variant. Although there have been no reported cases in the U.S. yet, a Washington State Hospital Association executive says there is no chance that the variant isn't already in the country. "I think all of our panelists and I agree wholeheartedly that Omicron is in the …

WSWS (2021-11-30). G7 health ministers agree to do nothing over Omicron variant threat. wsws.org The Omicron variant has been detected in at least 17 countries, including five of the G7 nations. The US is one of the exceptions, likely due to its poor testing system.

Florence CGTN (2021-11-30). Renewed focus on international supply of vaccines. america.cgtn.com There's a renewed focus on the international supply of vaccines, especially since the Omicron variant of the coronavirus was first identified in South Africa. The WHO has been in prolonged discussions with Moderna over licensing its vaccine globally. And there's an ongoing dispute between the …

WSWS (2021-11-30). Markets bounce back after Omicron shock as governments decide to let it rip. wsws.org Notwithstanding the rebound, Friday's sharp fall again underscored the fragility of the entire financial system and its dependence on the flow of cheap money from the world's central banks.

teleSUR (2021-11-30). WHO Assembly Seeks 'Pandemic Treaty' Amid Omicron Concerns. telesurenglish.net On Monday, a special session of the World Health Assembly (WHA) kicked off amid growing concerns over the latest Omicron coronavirus variant, where the participants aim to negotiate a new "pandemic treaty." | RELATED: | The WHA May session this year decided to set up a working group to consider the findings and recommendations of a number of panels and committees on global preparedness for and response to COVID-19 before starting t…

Dana Sanchez (2021-11-30). Risk Off: Stocks and Crypto Assets Sell Off Around World After Moderna CEO Says Existing Vaccines Will Struggle Against Omicron. moguldom.com Monday's crypto markets, buoyed by reports that Omicron patients had extremely mild symptoms, gave way on Tuesday to a risk-off scenario with investors around the world seeking safe havens after the CEO of Moderna warned of a significant drop in vaccine effectiveness against the new covid variant. Investors typically move coins to exchanges when they …

WSWS (2021-11-30). German government rejects lockdown despite spread of Omicron variant. wsws.org Last weekend alone, 80 people from Bavaria, Saxony and Thuringia were flown out to the north and west of the country by air force troop carriers for treatment.

teleSUR (2021-11-30). Omicron COVID-19 Variant Poses Downside Risks To US Economy. telesurenglish.net On Monday afternoon, Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell said that the recent rise in COVID-19 cases and the emergence of the Omicron variant pose downside risks to U.S. employment and economic activity and increased uncertainty for inflation. | RELATED: | "Greater concerns about the virus could reduce people's willingness to work in person, which would slow progress in the labor market and intensify supply-chain disrup…

Mark Gruenberg (2021-11-30). Los demócratas progresistas de la Cámara de Representantes quieren que el Senado agregue una reforma migratoria. peoplesworld.org WASHINGTON — Habiendo tropezado en la Cámara dirigida por los demócratas, los progresistas allí y otros partidarios de la reforma migratoria integral esperan que el Senado la inserte en la legislación Build Back Better del presidente demócrata Joe Biden. Sin embargo, hay dos problemas: la oposición republicana histriónica y racista, y el parlamentario del Senado, …

Marco I. Dávila C. (2021-11-30). Estados Unidos — Reforma migratoria: 35 años de pretextos. globalizacion.ca Decirle adiós a los pretextos y abrirle la puerta a la reforma migratoria. La reciente propuesta de reforma migratoria que ha sido enviada al Senado dentro del plan "Build Back Better" (BBB, Reconstruir Mejor) de Joe Biden, es una propuesta…

Sam Pizzigati (2021-11-30). What's That 'Surtax' Doing in Build Back Better? zcomm.org Congress may soon be delivering America's awesomely affluent an unpleasant tax-time surprise…

_____ (2021-11-30). Interview: Wife Of Venezuelan Diplomat 'Kidnapped' By The US. popularresistance.org On Wednesday, November 24, MintPress News Editor in Chief Mnar Adley sat down to speak with Camila Saab, the wife of imprisoned Venezuelan diplomat Alex Saab. | Saab was on a diplomatic mission to Iran in June 2020, where he was tasked with securing deals for food, medicine and personal protective equipment. His plane stopped off in Cabo Verde — a group of islands off the west coast of Africa — for a routine refueling. | He would never finish his journey, as, on orders from the United States government, local authorities stormed the vehicle, forcing him off the plane — an event that would begin…

Ann Brown (2021-11-30). Jussie Smollett Trial Begins, He Still Claims He Didn't Stage Fake Racial Attack with Nigerian Brothers. moguldom.com The criminal trial against actor Jussie Smollett has finally made it to the courthouse after years of delay. The former "Empire" TV star faces charges that he filed false reports of a racist and homophobic attack. He is being tried for six counts of felony disorderly conduct for making false reports to law enforcement. Smollett …

Stewart Player (2021-11-30). Britain: Health and Care Bill — integration or imperialism? greenleft.org.au Britain's Health and Care Bill, which will undermine the country's National Health System, was effectively designed and fast-tracked by US insurer UnitedHealth, write Stewart Player and Bob Gill.

Mark Gruenberg (2021-11-30). Top NLRB regional official orders re-run vote at Amazon warehouse in Alabama. peoplesworld.org BESSEMER, Ala.—Citing seven counts of Amazon labor law-breaking, mostly involving a giant mailbox for ballots set up before the front door of the firm's Bessemer, Ala., warehouse, a top National Labor Relations Board official has ordered a rerun unionization election vote there. The Nov. 29 decision by the agency's regional director for Georgia, Northern Alabama, …

Michael Arney (2021-11-30). Working Families Party director, Sochie Nnaemaka, says her party gives voters a real choice. peoplesworld.org NEW YORK — Sochie Nnaemeka, the daughter of Nigerian immigrant parents, has been State Director of the New York Working Families Party since late 2019. With a resume full of both union and grassroots democratic organizing history, she has always labored for progressive electoral politics at city, state, and federal levels. Prior to her position …

WSWS (2021-11-30). What is the Kaiser Permanente Labor Management Partnership? wsws.org To understand the battle Kaiser workers face against both the company and the unions, it is necessary to review briefly the evolution of this incestous relationship.

_____ (2021-11-30). Fighting The Inflation Profiteers. popularresistance.org In a time of high inflation, you hear a lot about companies "passing costs" on to customers. In order for companies to maintain their God-given right to earn a profit, they must raise prices to offset the cost of producing goods and getting them into peoples' hands. And thanks mostly to the hidden risk, exposed by the pandemic, of neoliberal gospels like just-in-time logistics, deregulation, and offshoring, prices really are going up. | But there's something else mixed in with this latest bout of inflation. Companies aren't just passing costs onto us. With corporations using inflation as a cover for raising their…

_____ (2021-11-30). India's Farmers Win On Many Fronts, Media Fails On All. popularresistance.org Farmers of all kinds, men and women — including from Adivasi and Dalit communities — played a crucial role in this country's struggle for freedom. And in the 75th year of our Independence, the farmers at Delhi's gates reiterated the spirit of that great struggle. | Prime Minister Modi has announced he is backing off and repealing the farm laws in the upcoming winter session of Parliament starting on the 29th of this month. He says he is doing so after failing to persuade 'a section of farmers despite best efforts'. Just a section, mind you, that he could not convince to accept that the three discredit…

_____ (2021-11-30). Line 3 Replacement Has Been Completed So Why Are Activists Still Camping Out? popularresistance.org Every few days, Jaike Spotted-Wolf walks over to a well near Camp Migizi to refill several five-gallon water containers. At the camp, where Spotted-Wolf is one of several matriarchs, there is no plumbing, no pipes and no faucets. Residents take turns getting water, which they need for basics such as cooking and showers. | The camp was — and is — one of several resistance camps formed to oppose Enbridge's now-completed Line 3 project, which replaced a corroding oil pipeline built in the 1960s with a new, larger pipeline. The pipeline runs through northern Minnesota to Superior, Wisconsin. Nearly a mont…

_____ (2021-11-30). Protests Demanding Affordable Housing Surge In The Netherlands. popularresistance.org On Sunday, November 28, housing rights groups and other progressive sections in the Dutch city of Groningen marched under the banner #Woonstrijd to protest the acute housing crisis in the city. Various groups including Shelter Our Students (SOS), International Socialists Groningen, New Communist Party of the Netherlands (NCPN), Communist Youth Movement (CJB), RED Groningen, Young Socialists Groningen, Democratic Academy Groningen, Groningen Feminist Network, and others, participated in the march while adhering to COVID-19 safety protocols. The protesters demanded a radical housing policy from the authorities whic…

_____ (2021-11-30). These Tortilla Workers Walked Out And Won A Day Off Work. popularresistance.org Chicago —‚ÄâFood production workers at El Milagro, one of Chicago's most popular tortilla companies, join with community allies for a Day of the Dead vigil Nov. 2, 2021, in honor of five coworkers who died after contracting Covid-19 on the job. With candles and sugar skulls outside the company's flagship taqueria in the Little Village neighborhood on the city's Southwest Side, workers and supporters spoke about their ongoing standoff with management‚Äâ—‚Äâand their demands for justice on the job. | "We're here to remember our coworkers, friends and lo…

_____ (2021-11-30). Why Do Walmart, Amazon, Target And IKEA Have Such High Emissions? popularresistance.org As a congestion crisis continues to stall polluting container ships in ports around the world, there is a growing awareness of the role that international shipping plays in both the climate crisis and the public-health impacts of air pollution. | Released on Cyber Monday, a new report from Ship It Zero coalition members Stand.earth and Pacific Environment details the relationship between four major retailers that ship goods to the U.S. — Walmart, Amazon, Target and IKEA — and the fossil-fueled carrier companies that make that shipping possible. | "Major retail companies and cargo carriers are flush wi…

Ali Abunimah (2021-11-30). Help us defeat Israeli apartheid #GivingTuesday. electronicintifada.net 30 November 2021 | Where can we find hope for liberation and justice in Palestine when the odds are so stacked against us? | Monday was the International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People — a day for speeches at the United Nations but, as usual, no action to hold Israel accountable for violating countless resolutions. | Britain chose that day to sign a new "Strategic Partnership" agreement with Israel, following the trend of many other Western and Arab governments that have recently tighten…

Angie Tibbs (2021-11-30). Move On: New Song from Mistahi Corkill. dissidentvoice.org Dissident Voice is delighted to publish the just released (November 2021) second song/video by Ottawa musician, Mistahi Corkill, entitled Move On, a follow-up to his stirring debut single Rome is Burning released in March of 2021. In an email from Mistahi on November 29, 2021 he talks about the song and the accompanying video: The …

Ann Brown (2021-11-30). Large Study: Landlords Are Less Likely To Reply To Black, Latino Names. moguldom.com Potential renters with Black-sounding names have a more challenging time getting landlords to approve them for housing than people with so-called white-sounding names, according to a new study. Landlords are less likely to respond to rental applicants with African American and Latino-sounding names when renting properties, according to a new working paper published by the National Bureau …

Binoy Kampmark (2021-11-30). Project UATX: New Universities, Old Problems. dissidentvoice.org Among the motivations behind establishing a university is a desire to leave old ones. Old in tooth, depraved, decayed, the assumption is that a new institution will return to original purposes on the pretext that these are truly radical. This, on the face of it, is the purpose of The University of Austin (UATX) — …

Brittani Banks (2021-11-30). How Community Schools Are Helping a Hard-Hit City Dig Out of Tough Times. independentmediainstitute.org Days after the GE Transportation plant in Erie, Pennsylvania, announced a round of crippling layoffs in 2013, an employee was found hanging from a crane in "Building 20," according to the Erie Times-News. The image of a dead worker dangling from a crane in a dying factory seemed symbolic of a city going ever deeper …

C.J. Hopkins (2021-11-30). Pathologized Totalitarianism 101. dissidentvoice.org Triumph of the Will (1935) So, GloboCap has crossed the Rubicon. The final phase of its transformation of society into a pathologized-totalitarian dystopia, where mandatory genetic-therapy injections and digital compliance papers are commonplace, is now officially underway. On November 19, 2021, the government of New Normal Austria decreed that, as of February, experimental mRNA injections …

Dana Sanchez (2021-11-30). YouGov/Moguldom Nation Poll: Majority Of Black Americans Believe The Democratic Party Focuses Too Much On Race And Gender Symbolism. moguldom.com The majority of Black Americans believe that the Democratic Party focuses too much on race and gender symbolism and not enough on substantive policy for Black America, according to a YouGov poll commissioned by The Moguldom Nation. Younger respondents came out strongest in agreement. According to the poll, a majority of 18-to-24 years old respondents …

G. Dunkel (2021-11-30). Massive protests in Niger, Burkina Faso demand French military get out. workers.org Mali, Burkina Faso and Niger are former French colonies, where the struggle against France's presence in the Sahel region of Africa has been most intense, with mass actions marking the last two weeks of November. Resistance in these countries takes many shapes and forms. Black line shows route taken by . . . |

Greg Godels (2021-11-30). When Have We Seen This Before? dissidentvoice.org Fifty years ago, global capitalism came to a crossroads. The enormous costs of the US's long, costly Asian war produced great debt and pressure on the gold-backed US dollar. The imperialist alliance with Israel brought a disruptive, unprecedented boycott on the part of the oil-producing nations resisting Israel's occupation of Arab territories. Intense competition between …

Isheka N. Harrison (2021-11-30). Barbados Officially Leaves Her Colonial Slavemaster Britain, Dumps The Queen And Becomes Republic. moguldom.com Barbados has officially become a Republic. The island nation removed Queen Elizabeth II as its head of state in a midnight ceremony on Nov. 30 and swore in its first president, Dame Sandra Mason. "Today, debate and discourse have become action," Mason, 72, said during a speech. "Today we set out compass to a new …

Isheka N. Harrison (2021-11-30). Feds Sentence Houston Man To 9 Years In Prison For $1.6M PPP Loan Fraud, Purchased Lamborghini, Binged On Strip Clubs. moguldom.com A Houston man has been sentenced to 9 years and 2 months in prison for fraudulently obtaining over $1.6 million in loans from the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP), much of which he spent on lavish purchases — including a Lamborghini and trips to the strip club. Lee Price III, 30, pled guilty to wire fraud …

Karen Conner (2021-11-30). Preview: What to Look for in the November Jobs Report. cepr.net We still have a large amount of sorting taking place as workers switch jobs and employers compete to find workers. This is largely a positive picture for workers, but this sorting process will likely continue well into 2022.

Kevin Mwanza (2021-11-30). What Is GameFi? 3 Things To Know About The Financialization Of Games And Crypto. moguldom.com One of the hottest new trends to emerge from the crypto industry, GameFi combines decentralized finance (DeFi) and non-fungible tokens (NFTs) with blockchain-based online games. A fusion of the words "game" and "finance," GameFi is the financialization of video gaming on blockchain networks designed to merge the fun of games with the financialization of in-game …

Kevin Mwanza (2021-11-30). 'Black Swan' Author And Mathematician Nassim Taleb: If You Still Think Bitcoin Is Hedge Against World Events, Stay Out Of Finance. moguldom.com Legendary Lebanese-American mathematician Nassim Nicholas Taleb, author of "The Black Swan," advised those who still view Bitcoin as a hedge against world events to give up on investing and venture into other hobbies like stamp collecting, bird watching or something less risky. Bitcoin dived to $53,524 on the Bitstamp exchange on Nov. 26, the lowest since …

Matt Sedlar (2021-11-30). The IMF and Special Drawing Rights: Saving Lives, Backlash and Attempted Coup, and Structural Reform. cepr.net This was a speech delivered at the Arise Festival of Labour's Left Ideas on Saturday, November 17.

Matthew J.L. Ehret (2021-11-30). COP26 and Pope Francis' Greening of Christianity. dissidentvoice.org Amidst the early days of the COP26 Summit in Glasgow, Pope Francis made several accolades to world leaders and the entire global Catholica community alike to take bold action in the face of anthropogenic climate change and drastically alter our entire system of values towards a new order. Referring to the COP21 Paris Accords, the …

Olivia Rosane (2021-11-30). Walmart, Amazon, Target, IKEA shipping emissions play role in climate crisis. peoplesworld.org As a congestion crisis continues to stall polluting container ships in ports around the world, there is a growing awareness of the role that international shipping plays in both the climate crisis and the public health impacts of air pollution. Released on Cyber Monday, a new report from Ship It Zero coalition members Stand.earth and Pacific Environment details the relationship …

Ontario Health Coalition (2021-11-30). Protecting Seniors? Bill 37 and the Ontario Crisis in Long-Term Care. socialistproject.ca The 'new' Ontario Long-Term Care legislation, Bill 37 Providing More Care, Protecting Seniors, and Building More Beds Act, 2021, has been referred to the Standing Committee on the Legislative Assembly for public hearings. Here is the Ontario Health Coalition's analysis of the new LTC (long-term care) bill. It first outlines priorities of the Coalition, with its many union, community, and healthcare worker partners, and then provides an overview of key parts of the proposed legislation and its failings in addressing the crisis in LTC and the perils of for-profit provisioning (where the thousands of deaths over…

PSL Asheville (2021-11-30). Activists bring message of climate justice to Asheville Holiday Parade. liberationnews.org "We don't wanna take away from a good time, but we do want to take the opportunity to help people understand that there is a climate emergency in this world that we live in," said Ken Jones, a local organizer interviewed by Liberation.

rebekah (2021-11-30). Columbia's Student Workers Fight for a Fair Contract. inequality.org

Reinaldo Iturriza (2021-11-30). The Battle of Ideas and the War of Interpretations. orinocotribune.com -By Reinaldo Iturriza | There is a certain bitterness which I perceive amongst those wishing to direct the the current debate concerning the implications of Venezuela's most recent elections. These official spokespersons—and, most pointedly, certain commentators—exhibit the vague uneasiness of those who aspire to monopolize the truth and struggle to tolerate conflicting perspectives. | It's something, and I must stress this, which can be widely identified across Venezuela's political spectrum. That is to say, apart from being vague, this uneasiness can be found in all corners of Venezuela's political…

Staff (2021-11-30). Supreme Court Orders CNE to Suspend Vote Recount in Barinas & Hold New Election in January. orinocotribune.com Caracas, November 30, 2021 (OrinocoTribune.com)—This Monday, November 29, Venezuela's Supreme Court of Justice (TSJ) Electoral Chamber issued a ruling requesting that the elections for governor in Barinas state be redone in January. Some analysts interpret that the ruling also stipulates that opposition (MUD) candidate Freddy Superlano is ineligible to hold public office, according to a comptroller's office administrative decision from August 17 of this year. | On Sunday, November 21, a few hours after regional and municipal elections were held in Venezuela, National Electoral Council (CNE) president, Pedro…

Survival International (2021-11-30). Uncontacted Tribe's Land Invaded and Destroyed for Beef Production. dissidentvoice.org A recent overflight has revealed large-scale cattle ranching inside the Piripkura territory, a blatant violation of a new Land Protection Order. © Rogério Assis/ISA New overflight photos have revealed that the land of one of the world's most vulnerable uncontacted tribes is being illegally invaded and destroyed for beef production. The land invasion now underway …

Tim Wheeler (2021-11-30). Celebrate Jarvis Tyner by giving to one of his favorite causes: People's World. peoplesworld.org

Paul Antonopoulos (2021-11-30). Australia Served US Interests as Anti-China Riots Gripped the Solomon Islands. asia-pacificresearch.com

Charles Lenchner (2021-11-30). Reflections On This Year's Palestine Day — By A Former Israeli Refusenik. zcomm.org 34 years ago, I was part of a group of young Israelis who refused to enforce the Occupation in Palestine while in uniform. What brought me to that point?

WSWS (2021-11-30). Chinese study warns ending zero-COVID policy could lead to over 600,000 daily infections. wsws.org The report conservatively estimates that if China followed the US "herd immunity" policy the number of daily cases would exceed 637,000, and the daily tally of serious cases would be more than 22,000, quickly overloading the country's health system.

Editor2 (2021-11-30). Washington's Lackeys and the Elections in Venezuela. orinocotribune.com By Verbena Córdula — Nov 27, 2021 | Despite the fact that independent international observers have confirmed and revealed that the elections that took place in Venezuela were exemplary, the establishment insists on stigmatising the Bolivarian country through articles that seek to cast suspicion on the electoral process in that country. | It is truly regrettable how some groups think they own the world and want to impose their worldview, even if they harm millions of people, as is the case of the Venezuelan population, which for years has been sacrificed by the arrogance of those who cannot stand the struggle…

teleSUR (2021-11-30). 'Barbados Sets Its Compass In A New Direction': Sandra Mason. telesurenglish.net On Tuesday, Governor Sandra Mason swore as the first Barbadian president and officially ended her country's association with the British Crown, which had been ruling even though Barbadians gained their independence in 1966. | RELATED: | "Today, we set our compass in a new direction. Debate and discourse have finally turned into actions," Mason stated, stressing that Barbadians will be able to make the most of their soverei…

Global Research News (2021-11-30). Selected Articles: 13 Year-old Canadian Girl Took the COVID-19 Vaccine. "Try Not to Cry, Her Heart Stopped and Now She Is in Critical Condition" globalresearch.ca By In an exclusive interview w…

WSWS (2021-11-30). Biden's message to Wall Street: Mass death will not interfere with corporate profits. wsws.org In his statement Monday, the US president delivered a message to the financial markets that nothing will stand in the way of boosting the profits and wealth of the super-rich.

Moderator (2021-11-30). Win for Alabama Workers as NLRB Orders New Union Vote After Amazon's Alleged Misconduct. scheerpost.com ( By Jessica Corbett / In a victory for e…

Editor2 (2021-11-30). North Korea: Beyond US Propaganda. orinocotribune.com By Charles McKelvey — Nov 26, 2021 | The DPRK's struggle for independence and unification | The International Manifesto Group sponsored on November 21 a Webinar on the Democratic People's Republic of Korea, seeking to look beyond the Western stereotypes of the East Asian nation as totalitarian, economically bankrupt, and a threat to world peace. | The International Manifesto Group, panelist Derek Ford observed, is indicative of a trend in the academic left, which he characterized as the emergence of "anti-Marxist Marxists." He noted that when neoliberalism emerged, Marxists and other leftists looked at neoli…

Jake Johnson (2021-11-30). Number of Covid boosters given in US exceeds single shots in 8 African nations combined. nationofchange.org "Our leaders' failure to help bring the vaccines to everyone, everywhere will keep us on a cruel and never-ending cycle of illness, death, and economic suffering."

Peoples Dispatch (2021-11-30). Hey Israel, leave the six alone: Roger Waters. peoplesdispatch.org On the occasion of the International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People, Roger Waters and Vijay Prashad discuss Israel's bid to brand human rights organizations as terrorists and its attack on every aspect of Palestinian life…

Staff (2021-11-30). Get Off Our Territory: Wet'suwet'en Land Defenders Condemn Canadian Police Raid on Pipeline Protest. democracynow.org Canadian police continue to arrest Indigenous land defenders blocking construction of Coastal GasLink, a 400-mile pipeline that would carry natural gas through Wet'suwet'en land. Police arrested two people Monday for blockading an access road, less than two weeks after arresting more than 30 in a violent raid on Coyote Camp and elsewhere that ended a 56-day blockade of a drilling site. We get an update from Wet'suwet'en land defender Molly Wickham, also known as Sleydo', just released from jail. "This is the third time they have come in and raided Wet'suwet'en territory," says Wickham. "We've never signed any doc…

Jim McIlroy (2021-11-30). Vale Stuart Macintyre, historian of Australian communism. greenleft.org.au Stuart Macintyre was a major contributor to the history of Australian communism and played an important role in documenting the history of the left and labour movement, writes Jim McIlroy.

John Bellamy Foster (2021-11-30). 'Marxism, Ecology and the Climate Crisis' — John Bellamy Foster. mronline.org In the week before the COP26 international summit, John Bellamy Foster analyzed the climate emergency and how we can achieve climate justice.

Peoples Dispatch (2021-11-30). Global nurses coalition demands investigation against COVID-19 criminals. peoplesdispatch.org Nurses from 28 countries have filed a complaint in the UN alleging human rights violations by EU, UK, Norway, Switzerland, and Singapore for 'the loss of countless lives' in the pandemic.

WSWS (2021-11-30). Disrupt Texts' assault on Shakespeare and other classics: Money, ignorance and social backwardness. wsws.org The #Disrupt Texts website is a pernicious advocate of displacing Shakespeare and other significant figures and works, including F. Scott Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby, Harper Lee's To Kill a Mockingbird and Arthur Miller's The Crucible.

_____ (2021-11-30). Who Can Make an Atom Bomb Faster? Iran or Japan? journal-neo.org Tensions over the proliferation of nuclear weapons have recently increased significantly amid problems with the nuclear deal with Iran, of which one of the signatories to it, the United States, withdrew on the initiative of ex-President Donald Trump in 2018, and the current White House administration has so far unsuccessfully tried to restore it, but …

_____ (2021-11-30). The Collapse of the US Submarine Fleet. journal-neo.org The submarine fleet has traditionally enjoyed the special favors of the top leaders in the United States. It is even known that in 1993 former US Vice President Al Gore made a trip to the Arctic aboard the USS Pargo nuclear submarine. According to The National Interest, the US Navy announced in December 2016 that …

WSWS (2021-11-30). Official documents expose Australian government's complicity in the torture of Assange. wsws.org The Australian authorities did nothing when they were repeatedly told that Assange's life was in danger.

WSWS (2021-11-30). UK: University and College Union shuts down remaining further education college strikes. wsws.org At five out of the 15 colleges that were meant to strike starting in September, the UCU reached deals with the employers before the strike began.

WSWS (2021-11-30). SEP electoral members oppose Australian governments' dangerous COVID-19 reopening drive. wsws.org "This disease is not to be taken lightly. We need to find a way to eradicate it."

Tom Engelhardt (2021-11-30). Tomgram: Rebecca Gordon, Why Do We Need a 24/7 Economy? warisacrime.org This article originally appeared at TomDispatch.com. To receive TomDispatch in your inbox three times a week, click here. When it came to work and the pandemic, you could say that I led the way. By the time it struck, I had left my job as an editor in publishing and had been working at home for …

WSWS (2021-11-30). Quebec government left seniors' homes unprotected at start of COVID-19 pandemic. wsws.org "It's not just science that decides," said Quebec's director of public health, Horacio Arruda, in defense of the government's policy of putting profits before human lives.

WSWS (2021-11-30). COVID-19 infects Sri Lankan schools: Stop sacrificing the lives of students and teachers! wsws.org The Rajapakse government rushed to reopen schools not out of concern for the education of children but to defend capitalist profits.

WSWS (2021-11-30). Australia: NSW teachers to hold one-day strike on December 7. wsws.org The stoppage reflects widespread anger over soaring workloads, stagnant wages and the dangerous reopening of the schools, all of which have been enforced by the unions.

Staff (2021-11-30). As NATO Weighs Expansion in Eastern Europe, Russia Amasses Military on Ukraine Border. democracynow.org As U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken arrives in Latvia for a meeting of NATO foreign secretaries, is war on the horizon? The meeting comes as tension continues to mount between Russia and Ukraine, while how to resolve the countries' differences remains an open question. Russia has reportedly amassed 100,000 troops on its border with Ukraine, and aggressions have also recently intensified in eastern Ukraine between Moscow-backed separatists and government forces. "Russia is just trying to send a message of its absolutely inflexible opposition to NATO membership for Ukraine and is also trying to extract conces…

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2021-11-30). Libya: Where Fortune Favors the Corrupt Who Control Wealth and Arms. libya360.wordpress.com Protesters Gather in Sebha in Support of Saif Qaddafi, Demanding Free and Fair Elections and an Impartial Judiciary The electoral scene in Libya leaves no room for optimism for a better future in the foreseeable future. The main actors in the course of events are armed force on the ground, political money, and abuse of…

Fight Back (2021-11-30). San Jose demands justice for murdered Kenosha BLM protesters. fightbacknews.org San Jose, CA – Community members rallied November 20 to demand justice for Black Lives Matter protesters who were gunned down by Kyle Rittenhouse in Kenosha, Wisconsin. Rittenhouse was acquitted on all counts. | The community observed that this ruling sets a chilling precedent in murdering progressives. The only reasonable explanation for Rittenhouse's acquittal is a criminal justice system completely beholden to the racist status quo that rules the USA. | Only through joining an organization can individual build the collective power necessary to fight effectively for justice, equality and prosperity.

Jeremy Kuzmarov (2021-11-30). Prestigious Weaponry Expert Censored. zcomm.org Their agenda is clear in trying to poison the debate about Syria and defame dedicated scientists like Postol whose research casts important light on the deceptions underlying U.S. policy…

WSWS (2021-11-30). Partial lockdown in Slovakia and Czech Republic following record COVID-19 infections. wsws.org After a partial lockdown had already been imposed in Austria, stricter measures and contact restrictions were also imposed in Slovakia and the Czech Republic last week.

WSWS (2021-11-30). Workers Struggles: The Americas. wsws.org Farmworkers in Sonora state rebelled against terrible working conditions and seized control of a migrant camp. Transit workers in Buenos Aires staged a wildcat strike demanding a wage increase and year-end bonuses.

Owen Fairclough (2021-11-30). White House holds Cyber Monday talks with U.S. retailers. america.cgtn.com Leading U.S. retailers were back at the White House this Monday asking for help to ease the global supply chain crisis. Cyber Monday has become a critical sales date, with shoppers chasing bargains after the Thanksgiving holiday weekend setting records in recent years. But …

WSWS (2021-11-30). Fracturing Australian government effectively closes down parliament. wsws.org Staggering from crisis to crisis, the government is anxious to avoid any parliamentary debate that would further expose the rifts tearing it apart.

teleSUR (2021-11-30). Ecuadorean President Lasso Enforces IMF-Style Tax Reform. telesurenglish.net On Monday, Ecuador's President Guillermo Lasso mandated into law a controversial tax reform bill aimed at raising US$1.9 billion over the next two years. | RELATED: | "The bill takes effect by mandate of the Constitution," the Presidency's Communication Secretariat said in a statement, adding that enacting the law "means building a new path towards the country's recovery and generating jobs." | The bill was submitted…

Ari Paul (2021-11-30). AOC's District Has Opinions. zcomm.org Her ability to capture the limelight makes it easy to suggest she isn't the working-class defender she says she is. But again and again, these attacks fall flat under scrutiny…

_____ (2021-11-30). Too Many Governments Have No Sympathy for Destitute, Despairing Refugees. strategic-culture.org The world is at risk of having future generations suffering from routine endorsement of governments devoid of decency, morality and simple humanity. | The world has many crises, and probably the most heart-rending is that of desperately miserable refugees who have been forced to flee from their homes. The UN High Commissioner for Refugees, UNHCR, is a saintly body and does its best to care for those it can access. Its latest

WSWS (2021-11-30). GMB union promotes below inflation pay deal ending Sheffield UK refuse workers dispute. wsws.org The sellout in Sheffield is in line with the GMB's role in curbing rising opposition across the UK among refuse workers.

Peoples Dispatch (2021-11-30). Strike action in Clover South Africa enters second week, unions contemplate occupation. peoplesdispatch.org Demanding an end to retrenchments that could see over 2,000 job losses, unions have called on the South African government to take over Clover SA, the largest employer in the country's dairy industry…

Barry Sheppard (2021-11-30). The US is destroying the people of Afghanistan. greenleft.org.au When the United States left Afghanistan in August it also froze almost all foreign aid to the country. Now, Afghanistan is on the brink of a humanitarian catastrophe, writes Barry Sheppard.

Prasad S Kulkarni, Chandrasekaran Padmapriyadarsini, Johan Vekemans, Ashish Bavdekar, Madhu Gupta, Praveen Kulkarni, B S Garg, Nithya J Gogtay, Muralidhar Tambe, Sanjay Lalwani, Kiranjit Singh, Renuka Munshi, Sushant Meshram, T S Selvavinayagam, Krishna Pandey, Devi Madhavi Bhimarasetty, S R Ramakrishnan, Chetanraj Bhamare, Abhijeet Dharmadhikari, Rajeev Vadakkedath, Cyrille J Bonhomme, Madhuri Thakar, Swarali N Kurle, Elizabeth J Kelly, Manish Gautam, Nivedita Gupta, Samiran Panda, Balram Bhargava, Umesh Shaligram, Dhananjay Kapse, Bhagwat Gunale, COVISHIELD Study Group (2021-11-30). A phase 2/3, participant-blind, observer-blind, randomised, controlled study to assess the safety and immunogenicity of SII-ChAdOx1 nCoV-19 (COVID-19 vaccine) in adults in India. thelancet.com SII-ChAdOx1 nCoV-19 has a non-inferior immune response compared to AZD1222 and an acceptable safety/reactogenicity profile. Pharmacovigilance should be maintained to detect any safety signals.

Javier Tolcachier (2021-11-30). América Latina y el Caribe: Una lectura optimista entre olas y vendavales. globalizacion.ca La pandemia mundial profundizó las condiciones de precariedad de las mayorías, generadas por la financiarización capitalista y mostró cruelmente las carencias y desigualdades producidas por el orden neoliberal, atenuadas apenas en algunos lugares por sistemas sociales de contención de carácter…

Manlio Dinucci (2021-11-30). Dove ci porta l'asse Roma-Parigi. globalresearch.ca Il Trattato del Quirinale promosso dal presidente della Repubblica Mattarella, firmato il 26 novembre dal presidente del Consiglio Draghi e dal presidente della Repubblica Macron, è un trattato politico a 360 gradi con cui Italia e Francia ´s'impegnano a sviluppare …

Prof Michel Chossudovsky (2021-11-30). Video: #Yes, It's a "Killer Vaccine": Michel Chossudovsky. globalresearch.ca The unspoken truth is that the novel coronavirus provides a pretext to powerful financial interests and corrupt politicians to precipitate the entire World into a spiral of mass unemployment, bankruptcy, extreme poverty and despair.

Anand Naidoo (2021-11-30). The Heat: Iran nuclear talks. america.cgtn.com Can the 2015 Iran Nuclear Deal be revived from the brink of collapse? | We'll bring you the latest on the new round of talks in Vienna.

David Swanson (2021-11-30). Reflecting on the Dawn of Everything. warisacrime.org By David Swanson, World BEYOND War, November 30, 2021 The Dawn of Everything: A New History of Humanity by David Graeber and David Wengrow is, I think, a terrific contribution to human knowledge and guide to pursuing more of the same — as well as a notable accomplishment for the Davids of the world, who …

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2021-11-30). Libya: Protesters Gather in Sebha in Support of Saif Qaddafi, Demanding Free and Fair Elections and an Impartial Judiciary. libya360.wordpress.com The People of Ghat Protest Before the Court in Sebha, Demanding Independence and Impartiality of the Judiciary The people of Ghat confirmed that there are those who want to occupy the country and restore colonialism again, and who threaten to divide the country according to the interests of the international powers. This came during a…

A Guest Author (2021-11-30). Venezuela's mega-elections: Despite U.S. sanctions, COVID and economic crisis, Chavismo wins majority of states. workers.org By William Camacaro and Frederick Mills Caracas, Venezuela This slightly edited article first appeared on the Council on Hemispheric Affairs (COHA) website on Nov. 22 at tinyurl.com/2p8n6n87. The article was updated on Nov. 23. Translations into English are by the authors. Venezuelans celebrate Chavismo 2021 electoral victories. On Sunday, Nov. . . . |

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