2020-11-11: News Headlines

David Swanson (2020-11-11). Everything Will Fundamentally Change. counterpunch.org In June 2019, Joe Biden promised wealthy so-called donors that nothing would fundamentally change. At this moment hundreds of millions of people — from those shooting off fireworks to those ranting as though they will soon shoot up public places in their MAGA hats — seem convinced that everything will fundamentally change. Biden was wrong.

James A Haught (2020-11-11). Where Will the Deplorables Go Now? counterpunch.org Donald Trump taught America a great lesson. He showed that this nation has a huge number of racist, sexist, jingoist, gay-hating, Muslim-hating, Hispanic-hating bigots — those Hillary Clinton called a "basket of deplorables." Trump attracted them by millions through his endless attacks on blacks and other minorities. Deplorables clung to him to the bitter end.

Eds. (2020-11-11). William Morris's anti-imperialism. mronline.org William Morris is today remembered mainly for his designs. But, during his life he was one a prolific political journalist and socialist activist. Here, Peter Halton argues for the enduring relevance of his anti-imperialist writings.

Eds. (2020-11-11). Rosa Luxemburg: an interview with Dana Mills — Written by Katherine Connelly. mronline.org Katherine Connelly interviews Dana Mills, author of a new biography on Rosa Luxemburg, on her crucial contribution to revolutionary thought.

Elijah Magnier (2020-11-11). The US plan for weakening Hezbollah: a Civil War and the Exodus of the Christians. thealtworld.com The Christian political and religious leaders of Lebanon are theologically distant from Twelver Shia; they have political and ideological objectives that fundamentally differ from those of Hezbollah. Gebran Bassil, the Leader of the larger Christian Parliamentary Group "Al tayyar al-watani al-Hurr" (Free Patriotic Movement — FPM) made this clear last Sunday in a televised statement in response to

Eds. (2020-11-11). Intersectional frameworks and Marxist analysis. mronline.org This panel will provide an updated reflection on the relationship between Marxism and intersectionality and offer a critical gaze of what intersectionality adds (and possibly subtracts from) contemporary Marxism that is inclusive, enabling and powerful in building political practice.

Katie Fite (2020-11-11). Steve Herman, Warrior for Sagebrush and Beauty. counterpunch.org "Our job is to protect beauty, whether or not we admit it. One of the primary indices by which our jobs and our landscapes must be judged is the extent to which we are able to protect or restore ecological circumstances that compare favorably to those conditions that prevailed before Europeans invaded this continent, before

Media Lens (2020-11-11). Robert Fisk: Death of a "Controversial" Journalist. dissidentvoice.org Robert Fisk, the Independent's Middle East correspondent, died on 30 October aged 74. In reviewing his life and career, the newspaper for which he worked for more than two decades wrote of their star reporter: 'Much of what Fisk wrote was controversial…' As John Pilger noted, in describing Fisk's journalism as 'controversial' the Independent was …

Elijah Magnier (2020-11-11). Le plan des USA pour affaiblir le Hezbollah : guerre civile et exode des chrétiens. thealtworld.com Les dirigeants politiques et religieux chrétiens du Liban sont théologiquement éloignés des chiites duodécimains, leurs objectifs politiques et idéologiques étant fondamentalement différents de ceux du Hezbollah. Gebran Bassil, le leader du plus grand groupe parlementaire chrétien at-TayyƒÅr al-Wa·π≠anƒ´ al-Hor(Courant patriotique libre ou CPL) l'a clairement exprimé dimanche dernier lors d'une allocution télévisée en réponse aux

Dean Baker (2020-11-11). The 8.1 Million Vote Landslide. counterpunch.org Some folks are seeing this election as a squeaker for Biden since we saw close races in key states. This has concealed the fact that Biden actually is winning the popular vote by a large margin. Since many votes are still not counted across the country I thought I would do a simple exercise where

Glen Ford (2020-11-11). Corporate Democrats want to run against Trump-like Republicans forever. mronline.org Whoever wins the Electoral College, race-based politics will continue to allow the corporate rulers to ignore public demands for relief from the Race to the Bottom and endless war.

Editor (2020-11-11). Niños perdidos — y el imperio de los EE.UU. workers.org El Departamento de Seguridad Nacional de EE.UU. ha tenido que revelar que "perdió el rastro" de las familias de 545 niños separados a la fuerza de sus padres en la frontera entre EE.UU. y México. Los niños migrantes siguen sufriendo, solos y sin padres, en los EE.UU. Una presentación judicial . . . |

Peter Linebaugh (2020-11-11). Afterword to Karl Marx, Critique of the Gotha Program. counterpunch.org Dixi et salvavi animam meam. With these Latin words Karl Marx concludes his Critique of the Gotha Program (1875) — "I have spoken and saved my soul." One is unaccustomed to religious expression from the great communist, unless it be sarcastic, yet here he uses it to conclude a devastating analysis of the program of German workers party. What is Marx's soul? How did he save it? And what about ours?

C.J. Hopkins (2020-11-11). The War is Over … GloboCap Triumphs! dissidentvoice.org Okay, so, that was not cool. For one terrifying moment there, it actually looked like GloboCap was going to let Russian-Asset Hitler win. Hour after hour on election night, states on the map kept turning red, or pink, or some distinctly non-blue color. Wisconsin … Michigan … Georgia … Florida. It could not be happening, …

Sam Pizzigati (2020-11-11). The 2020 Election as a Triumph for Democracy? Hold the Hosannas. counterpunch.org In real horse races — races that actual horses run — the winners go on to run other races. Racehorses do races. They have no other responsibility. In our political horse races, winners do have another responsibility. We expect them to go on and govern, to make and execute policy decisions. Horse races don't give

Jonathan Cook (2020-11-11). The UK Equalities Commission's Labour Antisemitism Report is the Real 'Political Interference'. counterpunch.org I recently published for the Middle East Eye website a detailed analysis of last week's report by the Equalities and Human Rights Commission into the question of whether the UK Labour party had an especial antisemitism problem. (You can read a slightly fuller version of that article on my website.) In the piece, I reached two main conclusions. First,

Betsey Piette (2020-11-11). Wallace family calls for firing of police. workers.org The Oct. 26 police killing of Walter Wallace Jr. in Philadelphia was caught on a video that went viral, bringing thousands into the streets to demand justice for the 27-year-old Black man, who had been experiencing a mental health crisis. Despite a series of 911 callers saying Wallace needed an . . . |

RT (2020-11-11). Brennan & other spooks go full conspiracy theorist over suggestion 'cornered' Trump will indeed 'DECLASSIFY EVERYTHING'. rt.com Former CIA director John Brennan took to CNN to speculate wildly on how Trump would dump the US' most precious military secrets out of spite. Mainstream outlets and social media alike piled on the declassification rumors. | Brennan took to CNN's airwaves on Monday to denounce Trump for firing Defense Secretary Mark Esper, claiming the axe came down over Esper's "rebuff[ing] Trump's efforts to politicize the US military." But the mind-reading went on considerably further as Brennan, aided and abetted by host Chris Cuomo, wondered aloud "who knows what else he has refused to do" — like expose the nation's d…

Pip Hinman (2020-11-11). Transitioning to an ecosocialist world system. greenleft.org.au Despite efforts in the Soviet Union, China and other post-revolutionary societies to create socialist systems, the efforts were hindered by complex historical, social structural, internal and external forces. Ecosocialism remains a vision, writes Hans Baer, and an overdue one.

The Canary (2020-11-11). Hong Kong disqualifies four pro-democracy legislators. thecanary.co Hong Kong has disqualified four pro-democracy legislators. It comes after Beijing passed a resolution that would allow the local government to remove politicians from their positions if they're deemed a threat to national security.The disqualification came after meetings of China's National People's Congress Standing Committee on 10 and 11 November.China's official Xinhua news agency said the committee passed a resolution to disqualify those who: | Support Hong Kong's independence. | Refuse to acknowledge China's sovereignty over the city. | Commit acts that threaten national security. | Ask external forces to in…

RT (2020-11-11). The Job is Done, Corbynism is Defunct. dissidentvoice.org The job is done, Corbynism is defunct, and now Keir Starmer's Labour Party is coming for all of those who were close to him. What of Emily Thornberry? She's keeping quiet.

Global Research News (2020-11-11). Selected Articles: How COVID-19 Vaccine Trials Are Designed. globalresearch.ca By While vaccine makers insist that any vaccine reaching the market will have undergone rigorous testing, the way trial protocols are designed suggests these vaccines may leave …

Akram Al-Waara (2020-11-11). Palestinians bid their final goodbyes to Saeb Erekat at mass funeral. middleeasteye.net Palestinians bid their final goodbyes to Saeb Erekat at mass funeral | Hundreds of mourners gather in Jericho to pay their respects as chief Palestinian negotiator is laid to rest | Wed, 11/11/2020 – 14: 11 | Palestinian security forces carry the casket of Saeb Erekat into his family home in Jericho (Akram al-Waara/MEE)
| The family, friends and colleagues of chief Palestinian negotiator Sae…

MEE and agencies (2020-11-11). Israeli parliament approves deal establishing ties with Bahrain. middleeasteye.net Israeli parliament approves deal establishing ties with Bahrain | Agreement condemned by Palestinians as an act of betrayal passed with 62 lawmakers in favour and 14 opposed | Wed, 11/11/2020 – 07: 40 | Israel's prime minister predicted more regional countries would move to open relations with his country (AFP) | Israel's parliament on Tuesday approved a US-brokered deal establishing forma…

MEE and agencies (2020-11-11). Saudi Arabia: Four wounded after blast strikes cemetery for non-Muslims. middleeasteye.net Saudi Arabia: Four wounded after blast strikes cemetery for non-Muslims | French foreign ministry says explosion targeted event marking end of World War One in Jeddah | Wed, 11/11/2020 – 10: 57 | A picture shows the outside of a non-Muslim cemetery in the Saudi city of Jeddah where a bomb struck a World War I commemoration attended by European diplomats on 11 November 2020 leaving several…

Ragip Soylu (2020-11-11). EXCLUSIVE: Turkish foreign minister to snub Pompeo during Istanbul visit. middleeasteye.net EXCLUSIVE: Turkish foreign minister to snub Pompeo during Istanbul visit | Outgoing secretary of state to finally travel to Turkey, though meeting the Orthodox patriarch is his priority | Wed, 11/11/2020 – 12: 12 | US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo meets with Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu at the US Department of State in Washington DC on 3 April 2019 (AFP) | Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Ca…

MEE and agencies (2020-11-11). Saudi Arabia: Several wounded after blast strikes cemetery for non-Muslims. middleeasteye.net Saudi Arabia: Several wounded after blast strikes cemetery for non-Muslims | French foreign ministry says explosion targeted event marking end of World War One in Jeddah | Wed, 11/11/2020 – 10: 57 | An aerial picture shows deserted streets in the Saudi coastal city of Jeddah (AFP) | Four people were wounded in an explosion on Wednesday at the non-Muslim cemetery in Saudi Arabia's Jeddah du…

Yasmina Allouche (2020-11-11). Algeria journalist hospitalised after facing threats for uncovering online abuse. middleeasteye.net Algeria journalist hospitalised after facing threats for uncovering online abuse | Stress of Abir Benrabah's work exposing those exploiting and blackmailing minors online said to have led to her medical condition | Wed, 11/11/2020 – 12: 19 | A medical examination reportedly concluded that Benrabah was suffering from internal bleeding due to high blood pressure (Screengrab) | An Algerian jo…

MEE staff (2020-11-11). UK urged to boycott G20 over Saudi Arabia's plans to displace Bedouin tribe. middleeasteye.net UK urged to boycott G20 over Saudi Arabia's plans to displace Bedouin tribe | Saudi Howeitat tribe accuses Riyadh of planning to expel them from their ancestors' land to build the megacity Neom on the Red Sea | Wed, 11/11/2020 – 12: 13 | Britain's Secretary of State and Foreign Affairs, Dominic Raab (Reuters) | A Saudi tribe has called on Britain's foreign secretary to boycott the G20 Summit set to be hosted b…

Anand Naidoo (2020-11-11). The Heat: US post election turmoil. america.cgtn.com Post election turmoil as US President Trump ramps up charges of voter fraud while Joe Biden begins a transition to the White House.

G. Dunkel (2020-11-11). COVID-19 surges while the economy sputters. workers.org Both the economy and COVID are vitally important issues for working people in the United States. Lost in the tension of…

RT (2020-11-11). 'Leftists are evil': Conservative actor Jon Voight says Democrats serve SATAN in pro-Trump speech (VIDEO). rt.com Academy Award winning actor Jon Voight caused a splash online after posting a short video arguing that the US presidential election was a fraud and citing an "evil" leftist alliance with Satan as the driving force. | The 'National Treasure' star said he was "disgusted with this lie that [Joe] Biden has been chosen," in the Tuesday clip, referencing the Democrats' win against Donald Trump during the November 3 contest, which Trump has challenged. | "There will be a price to pay," Voight assured viewers, warning ominously: "The ones who are jumping for joy now are jumping toward the horror they will be in for."

Liberation Staff (2020-11-11). Eviction threatens tent city in Manchester, New Hampshire. liberationnews.org Governor Chris Sununu has ordered the destruction of a tent city at the Hillsborough County Superior Court, established by the city's homeless community.

Staff (2020-11-11). Marc Steiner Show: Black and Indigenous antifascism; Cindy Blackman Santana on music and social justice. therealnews.com In the premier episode of the Marc Steiner Show, Dr. Nikki Taylor and Dr. Gerald Horne talk about the history of, and resistance to, fascist violence against Indigenous and Black communities in the US, and Cindy Blackman Santana talks about our trying times and her music's place in them.

MEE and agencies (2020-11-11). Bahrain Prime Minister Sheikh Khalifa dies aged 84. middleeasteye.net Bahrain Prime Minister Sheikh Khalifa dies aged 84 | In office since 1970, Sheikh Khalifa Khalifa bin Salman was the longest-serving premier of any government in the world | Wed, 11/11/2020 – 08: 15 | Official mourning for Sheikh Khalifa, pictured praying in Manama, has been declared for a week (Reuters) | Bahrain's Sheikh Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa, the world's longest serving prime mi…

Global Research (2020-11-11). "The Globalization of War" and "The Globalization of Poverty" — Two Books by Michel Chossudovsky. globalresearch.ca The Globalization of War: America's "Long War" against Humanity by Michel Chossudovsky | America's hegemonic project in…

Media Lens (2020-11-11). Robert Fisk: Death of a 'Controversial' Journalist. His Legacy Will Live. globalresearch.ca Robert Fisk, the Independent's Middle East correspondent, died on 30 October aged 74. In reviewing his life and career, the newspaper for which he worked for more than two decades 'Much of what Fisk …

Staff (2020-11-11). Supreme Court Challenge to ACA Highlights Why We Need Medicare for All. truthout.org Once again, the fate of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), the health law passed under the Obama administration in 2010, will be in the hands of the Supreme Court. The court heard oral arguments in the case, California v. Texas, on Tuesday. A decision is expected in the spring. This is the third time the law has been tested in the Supreme Court, but this time experts are not certain the outcome will be as favorable as it was in 2012 and 2015 due to the loss of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg and her replac…

Health Care Voter (2020-11-11). Tuesday 11/10: #SaveTheACA Rally at Supreme Court w/ Health Care Voter (livestream). indybay.org Livestream recording of protest rally…

Raul Diego (2020-11-11). QAnon Legal Battle Against YouTube Could Transform Free Speech Online. mintpressnews.com A lawsuit brought against YouTube and parent company Google by 15 QAnon social media stars could end up in the Supreme Court and transform the meaning of online free speech in America.

Peter Koenig (2020-11-11). The Post Covid World, The WEF's Diabolical Project: "Resetting the Future of Work Agenda" — After "The Great Reset". A Horrifying Future. globalresearch.ca The World Economic Forum (WEF) has just published (October 2020) a so-called White Paper, entitled " This 31-page document reads like a blueprint on how to "execute" — …

Stephen Lendman (2020-11-11). Continuity Follows All US Elections. Despite Evidence, Trump's Legal Challenges are Likely to Fail. globalresearch.ca Whenever US presidential and congressional elections are held, continuity always triumphs. | Names and faces alone change, the fundamental direction of the country doesn't miss a bit. | Presidents are figurehead fronts for imperial governance of, by, and for privileged interests at …

Stephen Lendman (2020-11-11). Agreed on Armistice in Nagorno Karabakh? Brokered by Moscow. globalresearch.ca Since Azerbaijan forces attacked Armenian ones in Nagorno Karabakh (NK below) on September 27, both sides breached agreed on ceasefires three times. | Is this time different? | According to Russia's Izvestia on November 10, "Moscow has brokered an armistice in" the …

Binoy Kampmark (2020-11-11). Hologram Daddies and Posthumous Molestation. dissidentvoice.org "I can't even describe what this meant to me and my sisters, my brother, my mom and closest friends to experience together." So remarked Kim Kardashian West with thanks and appreciation for a hologram of her father, Robert Kardashian, who died in 2003. The hologram of one of O.J. Simpson's defence attorneys was a gift …

Paul Antonopoulos (2020-11-11). End of Artsakh (Nagorno-Karabakh) War Now May Prove to be Compromising Solution. globalresearch.ca From the Aegean to Central Asia, people were celebrating on the streets after Azerbaijan captured large swathes of Armenian-held territory in Artsakh, or more commonly known as Nagorno-Karabakh. After a month and a half of brutal warfare with no …

Tracy Keeling (2020-11-11). Explosive survey on TB in badgers shows the 'cull' isn't just a disgrace, it's a national scandal. thecanary.co The Tory government The justification for that killing, or…

news.un (2020-11-11). Journalists covering conflict, essential workers for a 'durable peace' says Guterres. news.un.org Reporters and other media workers in warzones across the world, are reliable witnesses who contribute to forging peace, and must be better-protected under international humanitarian law, said the UN chief on Wednesday.

United American Indians of New England (2020-11-11). Thursday 11/26: 50th Anniversary National Day of Mourning w/ Indigenous Leaders at Plymouth, MA. indybay.org Online via livestream from Plymouth, MA…

_____ (2020-11-11). The Dystopic Great Reset and the Fight Back: Population Reduction and Hope for the Children of Men. strategic-culture.org Genesis 11: 5 — And the Lord came down to see the city and the tower, which the children of men builded. | The Great Reset, the 4th Industrial Revolution, the 4th Turning, the Great Awakening, and Artificial Intelligence. These are the real themes that are shaping the socio-political, cultural, and ideological landscape of our lives in 2020. | The push for lockdown and quarantine towards a Great Reset is increasingly understood by critics as program of mass enslavement and collective punishment, population reduction, presented within the trappings progressive talking points. In our last piece on the Great Re…

Staff (2020-11-11). Days After Hopeful Pfizer Vaccine News, 82% of Doses Bought by Richest Nations. truthout.org Campaigners in the United Kingdom on Wednesday Pfizer says…

Natalie Dowzicky (2020-11-11). The Best Way to Honor Dead Soldiers Is Not to Create More. globalresearch.ca Removing U.S. troops from Afghanistan by early 2021, or by Christmas as President Trump has

Prof. Ruel F. Pepa (2020-11-11). Systemic Racial Inequity: Discrimination, Dehumanization and Destruction. globalresearch.ca "It is race, is it not, that puts the hundred millions of India under the dominion of a remote island in the north of Europe. Race avails much, if that be true, which is alleged, that all Celts are Catholics, …

Bama Athreya (2020-11-11). Uber and Lyft Notch Another Corporate Victory in the Global Exploitation of 'Gig Workers'. zcomm.org Labor organizing in California and around the world is pushing platform companies to take extreme measures to defend their exploitative business model…

_____ (2020-11-11). How To Identify Visible (And Invisible) Surveillance At Protests. popularresistance.org The full weight of U.S. policing has descended upon protesters across the country as people take to the streets to denounce the police killings of Breonna Taylor, George Floyd, and countless others who have been subjected to police violence. Along with riot shields, tear gas, and other crowd control measures also comes the digital arm of modern policing: prolific surveillance technology on the street and online. | For decades, EFF has been tracking police departments' massive accumulation of surveillance technology and equipment.

Mehr News Agency (2020-11-11). VIDEO: Iran, Pakistan to expand border trade exchange. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Nov. 11 (MNA) — Iran's visiting Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif is currently holding talks with his Pakistani counterpart, Shah Mahmood Qureshi to confer on a host of issues of mutual interest.

The Canary (2020-11-11). MPs and peers call for urgent action to protect the human rights of Black people. thecanary.co Urgent action must be taken to ensure Black people's human rights are protected equally to those of white people, MPs and peers have said. | The calls come after the findings of an inquiry by the Joint Committee on Human Rights. It suggested that Black people in the UK were in "no doubt" the protection of their rights was "inferior" to those of white people. | "Commissioning reports and apologising is not enough": | The government, NHS and police must now "take action to end the stark inequalities in the protection of human rights of the black community", the committee said. | It also recommended automati…

David Giesen (2020-11-11). Saturday 11/14: Who eats crow on Turkey Day: teaching justice on Thanksgiving. indybay.org Join Zoom Meeting | zoom.us/j/95005710989?pwd=b1I2YVVndHR0SD…

Celebrate But Resist (2020-11-11). On the Golden Gate Bridge, the Resistance Goes On. indybay.org Police blatantly interfered with the first amendment right to free assembly by blocking access to the Golden Gate Bridge pedestrian walkway, but about 100 made it through to rally then march for justice.

Mehr News Agency (2020-11-11). 'Extra Sauce' to be screened at German filmfest. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Nov. 11 (MNA) — Iran-Germany co-production 'Extra Sauce', directed by Iranian filmmaker Alireza Ghasemi, will take part in the 19th edition of Festival des Deutschen Kinos in the German city of Mainz.

Peoples Dispatch (2020-11-11). Workers mobilize across Greece demanding protection of public health and safer workplaces. peoplesdispatch.org The Federation of Greek Hospital Doctors' Associations has presented a series of demands in light of the spike in COVID-19 cases. These include urgent mass recruitment and appointment to permanent positions for all doctors…

Barry Schwabsky (2020-11-11). Abstraction at a Distance. thenation.com Abstraction at a Distance…

David Hastings (2020-11-11). Is Joe Biden ready for the urgency of the climate crisis? nationofchange.org Candidate Joe Biden proposed the most ambitious climate policy of any presidential candidate in history. Can President Biden deliver?>

Mehr News Agency (2020-11-11). Iran to restrict IAEA's JCPOA related access. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Nov. 11 (MNA) — The chairman of the Parliament's National Security and Foreign Policy Committee said that IAEA will only be permitted to supervise the Safeguards and NPT agreements.

Labor Video Project (2020-11-11). UCSF Hospital Bosses Cutting Staffing In Middle Of Covid Pandemic! indybay.org CNA UCSF nurses and workers from AFSCME 3299 and CWA UPTE spoke up against the cutbacks of nurses and other staff threatening the health and safety of the workers and patients. The UCSF management, UC Regents and Governor Newsom according to the workers are continuing to put profit before patients and workers.

Peoples Dispatch (2020-11-11). US to sell advanced weapons worth billions to the UAE. peoplesdispatch.org Sale of F-35 fighter aircraft and advanced drones to the UAE is expected to increase the arms race in the Middle East region. Activists have especially flagged the potential use of these weapons in Yemen…

Mehr News Agency (2020-11-11). Iran proposes creation of intl. fund for Syria reconstruction. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Nov. 11 (MNA) — In the Intl. Conference on the Return of Syrian Refugees, Iran proposed the establishment of an international fund for the reconstruction of Syria.

Mehr News Agency (2020-11-11). Zarif, Imran Khan highlight Tehran-Islamabad coop. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Nov. 11 (MNA) — Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif met and held talks with Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan in Islamabad on Wednesday.

_____ (2020-11-11). When The Police Knock On Your Door. popularresistance.org In cooperation with legal counsel, our comrades have prepared a poster explaining how to handle visits from law enforcement. This includes any agent from any law enforcement agency, regardless of whether they are local, state, or federal, including the FBI, ATF, and ICE when they are working as law enforcement, uniformed or not. Consider putting a copy of this poster by the doors of your residence and familiarizing yourself with the information. These days, no matter who you are or what you're doing, you never know when you might receive an unwelcome visit.

Mehr News Agency (2020-11-11). Sidelines of Wed. Cabinet meeting. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Nov. 11 (MNA) — On the sideline of Iran's Cabinet session on Wednesday, some of the ministers answered a number of questions raised by reporters.

Afro Urban Society (2020-11-11). Wednesday 11/11: Bakanal De Afrique (Bda) Festival. indybay.org Virtual event. Nov 6 – Nov 30. Visit website below to acquire ticket.

news.un (2020-11-11). Displaced in Nigeria's restive northeast tell UN deputy chief they're 'impatient' for home. news.un.org The United Nations Deputy Secretary-General is on a trip to West Africa and the Sahel region, and on Tuesday, she travelled to Borno state in northeastern Nigeria, a region badly affected by conflict and where many continue to live under the threat of Boko Haram insurgency.

_____ (2020-11-11). Regime-Change Mission in Ethiopia by Nobel Peace Laureate. strategic-culture.org "It's like an empire crumbling before our eyes," is how one diplomat observing the crisis in Ethiopia was After two years as prime minister Abiy Ahmed has overseen the collapse of a once strong and independent country, the only nation in Africa never to have been colonized by foreign powers. | The latest eruption of violence is…

_____ (2020-11-11). Portland Drone Testing Facility Cancelled. popularresistance.org Last week, the Port of Portland announced it would cancel a pending lease with Verizon for seven acres of riverfront property in one of Portland, Oregon's most diverse neighborhoods. Verizon and their Portland-based subsidiary Skyward had sought to lease this area to test drones on Verizon's 5G network along the Willamette river. | "We appreciate the Port responding in support of community members and organizations who organized quickly to oppose this facility," said Cassie Cohen (she/her), Executive Director of the Portland Harbor Community Coalition.

Dr. Joseph Mercola (2020-11-11). How COVID-19 Vaccine Trials Are Designed. globalresearch.ca There's been a lot of talk lately about whether or not the fast-tracked COVID-19 vaccine will in fact be safe and effective. While vaccine makers insist that any vaccine reaching the market will have undergone rigorous testing, the way …

Andrew Emett (2020-11-11). Correctional officer pleads guilty to assaulting handcuffed inmate. nationofchange.org "We will never accept criminal conduct on the part of our law enforcement officers."

The Canary (2020-11-11). Majority of patients have 'long Covid' symptoms seven weeks after discharge. thecanary.co More than two-thirds of patients hospitalised due to coronavirus (Covid-19) continue to suffer from debilitating symptoms more than seven weeks after being discharged, a new study suggests. | Researchers found that 54 days after discharge, 69% of patients were still experiencing fatigue. And 53% were suffering from persistent breathlessness. | They also found that 34% still had a cough and 15% reported depression. | In addition, 38% of chest radiographs (X-rays) remained abnormal. And 9% were getting worse, according to the study. It was carried out in collaboration with clinicians at the Royal Free London (RFL)…

The Canary (2020-11-11). Airline boss says failure to issue holiday refunds is 'theft'. thecanary.co Travel firms' failure to issue prompt refunds for cancelled holidays is "a bit like theft", according to the boss of Jet2. | Steve Heapy, chief executive of the airline and tour operator, said delays in making payouts during the coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic have given "a very bad impression" of the travel industry. | Money withheld: | Recent analysis by consumer group Which? claimed more than £1bn is being withheld in partial or full refunds from package holiday customers. In July, the Civil Aviation Authority published a report stating that Virgin Atlantic, easyJet, Ryanair, and Tui were among t…

_____ (2020-11-11). This City Makes Sure No One Goes Hungry. popularresistance.org Nestled on a wide plateau surrounded by the Espinhaàßo Mountains in southeastern Brazil is the city of Belo Horizonte, roughly 275 miles north of Rio de Janeiro. The city of 2.5 million is an industrial and technological hub, which had historically led to stark socioeconomic divisions, including high rates of poverty. But while other similarly situated cities around the globe struggle to meet the basic needs of their residents, Belo Horizonte pioneered a food security system that has effectively eliminated hunger in the city. The entire program requires less than 2% of the city's annual budget.

Mehr News Agency (2020-11-11). VIDEO: Meeting of Iran FM, Pakistani Army chief. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Nov. 11 (MNA) — Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif and Pakistani Army Chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa conferred on the fight against terrorism and strengthening border security cooperation on Wednesday.

Corinne Fuller (2020-11-11). New Music Alert: The Latest Empowerment Anthem From Reina & Apollo. indybay.org There's new music from emerging artists Reina & Apollo!

Leela Loha (2020-11-11). BlackRock stakeholders do not consent to bankrolling violence. nationofchange.org As BlackRock has boisterously taken up the mantle of sustainable investing, it must do more to shepherd us into a peace-based economy.

Elie Mystal (2020-11-11). The Affordable Care Act May Live to Die Another Day. thenation.com The Affordable Care Act May Live to Die Another Day…

_____ (2020-11-11). RCMP Must Respond To Spying Allegations. popularresistance.org The B.C. Civil Liberties Association (BCCLA) is taking the RCMP in front of a judge for its alleged failure to respond to allegations of spying on groups and organizations and First Nations opposed to the Enbridge Northern Gateway Pipeline project. | The suit, filed in Federal Court in Ottawa against the force Nov. 9, names the federal attorney general and B.C.'s minister of public safety and solicitor general and further alleges information gathered was improperly shared with oil companies and the National Energy Board.

_____ (2020-11-11). Hybrid War On China Crafted By Marquee Brands Like Frontline. popularresistance.org Since the the good old days are here again with Biden, according to millions of clueless Democrats, the deep state media is wasting no time to ratchet up its "Chinagate" angle, just in case Biden should forget to go full hawk on Beijing (which is not likely to happen, judging from his record and the pool of war criminals he will be selecting from for his foreign policy cabinet). | Observe how in this promo mail, FRONTLINE, which once upon a time came up with some acceptable instances of journalism, is now, in the era of Russiagate, and Trump derangement, another victim of the all-enveloping media degeneracy in th…

Class Conscious Photographers (2020-11-11). Saturday 11/14: Imaging Unprecedented Times: an outdoor photo exhibit. indybay.org Silicon Valley De-Bug | 701 Lenzen Avenue | San José, CA 95126…

Stacey Lennox (2020-11-11). Dr. Fauci Told the Truth About COVID-19 Tests in July and Has Been Misleading the Public Ever Since. globalresearch.ca One of the most frustrating aspects of COVID-19 coverage has been the emphasis on "cases," reinforced by Dr. Anthony Fauci. In fact, he was wringing his hands

Dave Zirin (2020-11-11). Who Will Be the Marcus Rashford of the USA? thenation.com Who Will Be the Marcus Rashford of the USA?

Mehr News Agency (2020-11-11). Export of Iranian products to Vietnam to surge: TPOI. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Nov. 11 (MNA) — Head of Trade Promotion Organization of Iran (TPOI) said that country's export of non-oil products to Vietnam will increase.

NARAL Pro-Choice America (2020-11-11). Tuesday 11/10: NARAL Post-Election Town Hall on Repro Rights. indybay.org Livestream online…

Peoples Dispatch (2020-11-11). Tropical storm Eta moves towards Florida. peoplesdispatch.org According to the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC), more than 2.5 million people from Panama to Belize have been affected by the tropical storm Eta…

Ashley Curtin (2020-11-11). TD Bank joins other major financial institutes to commit to ambition climate action plan. nationofchange.org The Group's commitment to a global climate action plan makes them the latest major financial institution along with Morgan Stanley and Barclays.

David Sirota (2020-11-11). They Are Trying To Silence AOC, Because Money Never Sleeps. zcomm.org We're all exhausted, but in the 24 hours since the election was called, corporate interests and their allies have already started their war on progressives. There is no rest for the weary…

Mehr News Agency (2020-11-11). Iran, Syria explore avenues for boosting coop in water sector. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Nov. 11 (MNA) — Islamic Republic of Iran and Syria explored avenues for implementing a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) inked between the two countries in the field of water and wastewater.

Zoe PC (2020-11-11). What is happening with the Berta Cáceres case? peoplesdispatch.org The COVID-19 pandemic has introduced new challenges in the struggle for justice for Berta Cáceres, a leader of COPINH assassinated by hitmen with links to the Honduran state in 2016…

The Canary (2020-11-11). Commissioner says children in care 'failed by the state' as private companies make huge profits. thecanary.co Thousands of children in care are being repeatedly moved between residential homes or living in unregulated accommodation, reporting "disgusting" and prison-like conditions, a report has found. | "Irrational system": | Some children feel "dumped" in children's homes in areas they haven't heard of. While hundreds of children who need a place can't get one anywhere in England, the children's commissioner said. Anne Longfield said those falling through the cracks of an increasingly "fragmented, uncoordinated and irrational system" risk becoming victims of criminal or sexual exploitation. | She has published…

Miranda Dotson (2020-11-11). College Costs More Than What's on the Bill — That's Why Students Should Strike. thenation.com College Costs More Than What's on the Bill — That's Why Students Should Strike…

Mehr News Agency (2020-11-11). MoU of 7th Iran-Qatar joint commission finalized. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Nov. 11 (MNA) — The text of the MoU of the joint commission meeting on cooperation between Iran and Qatar is finalized.

Dr. Mike Yeadon (2020-11-11). A Plea to MPs from Mike Yeadon: "Don't Vote for Lockdown". "The Pandemic Is Over" globalresearch.ca Dear Sirs and Madams, | I am an independent scientist of over 30 years experience leading research into new medicines, operating up to Vice President and head of Respiratory Research at Pfizer, a US pharmaceutical company and founder and CEO of …

Peoples Dispatch (2020-11-11). French teachers holds strike demanding safety measures in schools. peoplesdispatch.org Teachers and students across France are outraged at the government's failure to provide safety arrangements in overcrowded schools across the country in the wake of a fresh spike in COVID-19 cases…

Editor (2020-11-11). What Patriotism Means to a Veteran of America's Forever Wars. scheerpost.com The following excerpt from Maj. Danny Sjursen's new book, "Patriotic Dissent" is printed with permission from Heyday Books and is available for purchase on their site. Patriotism is one of those rather difficult words to define, to nail down in any agreed-upon way. It is also a word whose official—or at least dictionary—definition has changed …

Mehr News Agency (2020-11-11). 2020 Kish Day commemorated on Iranian island. en.mehrnews.com KISH, Nov. 11 (MNA) — Aban 20 in the Iranian calendar, which fell on November 10 this year, is annually celebrated as Kish Day. This year's ceremony was held with Secretary of Iranian Free Zones High Council Morteza Bank inaugurating some projects.

Pip Hinman (2020-11-11). An ecoanarchist revolutionary strategy. greenleft.org.au It is with respect to means, or transition strategy, that ecosocialism and my version of ecoanarchism differ most, writes Ted Trainer.

news.un (2020-11-11). Ending statelessness 'a matter of political will', says UN refugee agency chief. news.un.org The UN High Commissioner for Refugees has called on world leaders to take bold and swift action to eradicate statelessness by 2024.

_____ (2020-11-11). Energy Transitions And Colonialism. popularresistance.org The year 2020 has seen an unprecedented oil price crash, causing a shock to the fossil fuel industry. The impact has been brutal among oil companies, especially in the high-cost US shale oil sector. As for oil-producing African countries, such as Angola, Algeria, Libya, and Nigeria, more economic strain has been added to their economies with mounting budget deficits and a hemorrhaging of their foreign exchange reserves. Against this backdrop, some analysts have rushed to speculate that the pandemic could kill the oil industry and help save the environment.

Mehr News Agency (2020-11-11). Resistance to help army take back Lebanon's occupied lands. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Nov. 11 (MNA) — Secretary-General of the Lebanese Hezbollah Resistance Movement Seyyed Hassan Nasrallah says Resistance will help the Lebanese army in taking back the country's occupied lands.

news.un (2020-11-11). UN chief shocked at 'wanton brutality' in northern Mozambique. news.un.org The United Nations Secretary-General has called on the authorities in Mozambique to investigate brutal killings this past weekend, in the country's northern Cabo Delgado province, and bring the perpetrators to justice.

Andrea Arroyo (2020-11-11). CoVIDA- Homage to Victims of the Pandemic. thenation.com CoVIDA- Homage to Victims of the Pandemic…

Mehr News Agency (2020-11-11). Iranian "That Night's Train" to vie at Greek Intl. Film Fest. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Nov. 11 (MNA) — The film "That Night's Train" directed by Iranian filmmaker Hamidreza Ghotbi is scheduled to take part in Olympia International Film Festival for Children and Young People in Greece.

Jasmine Norden (2020-11-11). UN warns that millions are at risk of displacement as Ethiopia approaches possible civil war. thecanary.co The United Nations (UN) has said escalating fighting in Ethiopia's northern Tigray region could displace The conflict has closed roads and communications with the region. A

news.un (2020-11-11). Displaced persons want to return home: Deputy UN chief, visiting northeast Nigeria. news.un.org The United Nations Deputy Secretary-General is on a trip to West Africa and the Sahel region, and on Tuesday, she travelled to Borno state in northeastern Nigeria, a region badly affected by conflict and where many continue to live under the threat of Boko Haram insurgency.

reenvia Red Latina sin fronteras (2020-11-11). Guatemala herida de muerte. indybay.org Guatemala herida de muerte …todo se utiliza como pretexto por el Estado para saquear y vulnerar…

Mehr News Agency (2020-11-11). Trump joins dustbin of history. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Nov. 11 (MNA) — Trump has left a legacy that will continue to haunt Americans and some other nations, including Iranians, for the years to come.

_____ (2020-11-11). A Triumphant Return To Power For Bolivia's Social Movements. popularresistance.org Tens of thousands of people took to the streets in Bolivia on November 8 to celebrate the inauguration of President Luis Arce. They would celebrate again the next day, as former president Evo Morales re-entered the country almost a year to the day after his government was overthrown in a coup backed by the Organization of American States (OAS). Almost a month ago, on October 18, the Bolivian people delivered a resounding 26-point electoral victory to the Movement Towards Socialism (MAS) party. They voted against the neoliberalism represented by candidate and former president Carlos Mesa and…

Pip Hinman (2020-11-11). Release detained refugees and give them permanent protection. greenleft.org.au Regular actions are being organised to demand the federal government frees almost 120 refugees detained at Kangaroo Point, reports Alex Bainbridge.

_____ (2020-11-11). More Than 14 Million May Have Lost Health Coverage. popularresistance.org In the latest analysis, researchers first tried to assess how many workers and dependents relied on job-based coverage as of March 2019. Then, using data from the Labor Department, they estimated how many workers lost jobs and how many of those had employer-based coverage. Researchers examined this information by industry, age and gender. | Some industries were affected more than others and a few were almost spared entirely. "As a result, we would expect the number of people losing jobs with [employer-sponsored insurance] to vary greatly by industry, and possibly by other characteristics, such as age and gender,"

reenvia Red Latina sin fronteras (2020-11-11). Autonomía de los pueblos indígenas: una asignatura pendiente. indybay.org Autonomía de los pueblos indígenas: una asignatura pendiente para los Estados…

Mehr News Agency (2020-11-11). 'Indian equipment for Chabahar development to arrive by Mar.'. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Nov. 11 (MNA) — In an interview with Mehrnews, PMO Head Mohammad Rastad informed that the 1st consignment of the Indian equipment for the development of Chabahar Port will arrive in Iran by March 2021.

Lynda Carson (2020-11-11). Intent of Barr's phony election fraud investigation is to overturn election results. indybay.org Attorney General William Barr Memo To Investigate Unsupported Allegations Of Voting Irregularities Before The Election Results Have Actually Been Certified:…

news.un (2020-11-11). UN envoy urges Yemen's warring parties to place 'a firm bet on peace', as famine threat continues. news.un.org The plight of Yemenis demands "nothing less than a firm bet on peace", the UN Special Envoy told the Security Council on Wednesday.

MEE staff (2020-11-10). Saeb Erekat, chief Palestinian negotiator, dies after contracting Covid-19. middleeasteye.net Saeb Erekat, chief Palestinian negotiator, dies after contracting Covid-19 | The 65-year-old senior Palestine Liberation Organisation official was being treated for the disease in a Jerusalem hospital | Tue, 11/10/2020 – 09: 12 | Saeb Erekat, Chief Palestinian negotiator, speaking to reporters in 2014 (AFP) | Saeb Erekat, chief Palestinian negotiator and senior Palestine Liberation Organisation (PLO) official,…

Staff (2020-11-10). Headlines for November 10, 2020. democracynow.org William Barr Says Prosecutors Can Probe Voter Fraud Claims, as GOP Backs Trump Refusal to Concede, GA Republican Senators Call for Sec. of State to Step Down After They Fail to Win Their Races, Joe Biden Pleads for Use of Face Masks as U.S. Cases Top 10 Million, Saeb Erekat, Chief Palestinian Negotiator, Dies After Contracting COVID-19, Trump Fires Defense Secretary Mark Esper, SCOTUS Hearing Arguments in GOP Attack on Obamacare, Which Could Strip Healthcare for Millions, Evo Morales Returns to Bolivia, One Year After Coup That Ousted Him, Peru Removes President Vizcarra in Impeachment Trial, Protests Erupt in Ar…

Brett Wilkins, staff writer (2020-11-10). 'A Great Loss for Palestine': Veteran Diplomat and PLO Leader Saeb Erekat Dies of Covid-19. commondreams.org Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas hailed Erekat—who served a quarter century as the occupied state's chief negotiator—as "our dear brother and friend, the great fighter." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Norman Solomon (2020-11-10). Progressive Message to Joe Biden. indybay.org Don't You Dare "Cooperate" With Mitch McConnell…

Fight Back (2020-11-10). Tallahassee Nov. 4 protest demands a people's agenda, Trump out. fightbacknews.org Tallahassee, FL – Despite cold weather, concerns about police and vigilante violence, and results of the election still unknown, several Tallahassee organizations came together for the November 4 national day of protest to push for a people's agenda, community control of police, and to speak out against Trump's attempts to steal the election. Concurrently with many events across the country, Tallahassee Community Action Committee, Freedom Road Socialist Organization (FRSO), and SDS gathered a crowd of about 50 people in Cascades Park. | Speaker Trish Brown, one of the Tally 19 and a member of Tallahassee Communi…

Peter Bohmer (2020-11-10). Comments on the 2020 Election and What We Should Do Now. zcomm.org There are limits to reform of a capitalist society. While working on these reforms, we also need to build the power and the vision to go beyond minor or even significant reforms, towards ending capitalism and creating a participatory socialist society…

WSWS (2020-11-10). Workers Struggles: The Americas. wsws.org The World Socialist Web Site invites workers and other readers to contribute to this regular feature.

WSWS (2020-11-10). Socialist Equality Party (UK) online meeting: The Blairites' anti-Semitism witch-hunt and the failure of Corbynism. wsws.org Readers of the World Socialist Web Site are invited to attend Sunday's online meeting called by the Socialist Equality Party (UK) to discuss the anti-Semitism witch-hunt in the Labour Party, escalated by the suspension of its former leader Jeremy Corbyn.

South Front (2020-11-10). Video: Armenian Defense Collapsed in Central Nagorno-Karabakh. Shusha Is in the Hands of Azerbaijan. globalresearch.ca The Armenian defense in the central part of the Nagorno-Karabakh region is in a deep crisis. | Intense clashes in the areas of Martuni and Shusha were ongoing for the entire last week. Nonetheless, on the evening of November 7, Azerbaijani …

Jason Hickel (2020-11-10). A response to Pollin and Chomsky: We need a Green New Deal without growth. mronline.org Robert Pollin and Noam Chomsky have a new book out, Climate Crisis and the Green New Deal. It's an important contribution to the emerging GND literature, from two thinkers I respect.

news.un (2020-11-10). UN rights chief Bachelet condemns Tanzania election violence. news.un.org The people of Tanzania should be allowed to express grievances "without fear of reprisals" after nationwide elections, UN rights chief Michelle Bachelet said on Tuesday.

David Gamble (2020-11-10). White Supremacy Sanctions Internal and External Colonialism. dissidentvoice.org Introduction Regularly, the media has reported the dire effects of European dominance on the communities of a disenfranchised minority: the public execution of African-Americans by police, the epidemic of Murdered and Missing Indigenous Women and Girls (MMIWG) in Canada, the shadow of residential schools in North America, the legacy of red-lining, the impact of the …

The Canary (2020-11-10). Catholic leader refuses to resign despite damning findings from child sex abuse inquiry. thecanary.co The head of the Catholic Church in England and Wales said he won't resign over a damning report into child sex abuse allegations. Cardinal Vincent Nichols, the archbishop of Westminster Diocese, said he recently offered his resignation to the Pope. He claimed this was on account of his age and nothing else. But the Pope instructed him to stay in post.The Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse (IICSA) report into the Catholic Church was published on 10 November. The report found Nichols "seemingly put the reputation of the church" above his duty to sex assault victims. It added that he had demonstrated "no ac…

John Winstead (2020-11-10). Why pharma giant Pfizer should not control the COVID vaccine. liberationnews.org Pharmaceutical giant Pfizer, along with its German partner BioNTech, is hoping to cash in on the promising new vaccine for COVID-19 unveiled this week. Studies have shown that when taken twice three weeks apart, the vaccine was up to 90 percent effective at preventing symptomatic occurances of the disease compared to those who took only …

Staff (2020-11-10). This is Not a Drill: The Transition from Trump to Biden. therealnews.com Organizers are celebrating after playing a likely decisive role in defeating Trump at the voting booth. And they are gearing up for the chaos of the Presidential transition, and the long fight that follows.

RT (2020-11-10). Displaced Syrians settle in ancient Roman ruin instead of 'overcrowded' refugee camps amid Covid-19 pandemic (PHOTOS). rt.com In a bid to avoid overcrowded refugee camps a family of refugees in Syria has set up home in the ruins of a Roman temple of the ancient settlement of Baquirha in the north of the war-torn country. | Abdelaziz al-Hassan, his wife and three children fled their home in Idlib last winter after a series of attacks on the city. | They now live in a tent village, pitched at the second-century temple of the ancient local god Baal, also called 'Zeus' in Greek mythology. "I chose this place because it provides peace of mind, far from overcrowded places and those riddled with disease," al-Hassan told the AFP news agency,…

Jonas Ecke (2020-11-10). The Urgency to Hold Biden Accountable on Foreign Policy. counterpunch.org With his blatant racism, cult-like following, hyper-nationalism and antidemocratic agenda, Donald Trump's fascist traits were more than tendencies. He is perhaps the scariest of politicians elected to represent a western nation-state since the Second World War. Getting rid of him is something to celebrate, and those who stuck with him in the past four years

Ted Kelly (2020-11-10). Philly celebrates Trump defeat, pledges to keep fighting. workers.org Philadelphia As soon as the news broke late on the morning of Nov. 7 that the 2020 U.S. presidential election was over, workers here could be heard cheering the humiliating defeat of Donald Trump. Soon after, they were in the streets — dancing and banging pots and pans. Strangers greeted . . . |

MEE staff (2020-11-10). Lebanon's Bahaa Hariri backtracks after interview with Israeli urging peace. middleeasteye.net Lebanon's Bahaa Hariri backtracks after interview with Israeli urging peace | Saudi-backed brother of the prime minister designate claims he did not know nationality or residence of prominent journalist | Tue, 11/10/2020 – 15: 03 | A screengrab of Bahaa Hariri interview with the Israeli reporter Barak Ravid from the American media outlet Axios | Bahaa al-Hariri, the brother of the Lebanese Prime Minister-desig…

Peoples Dispatch (2020-11-10). Venezuelan government recovers its embassy in La Paz, Bolivia. peoplesdispatch.org A delegation headed by Venezuelan foreign minister Jorge Arreaza, on November 9, recovered the embassy occupied by the envoys of opposition leader Juan Guaidó in La Paz, Bolivia. Hundreds of members of various Bolivian social movements and political parties gathered around the embassy in support and solidarity with the Venezuelan people and accompanied the delegation in the recovery of the headquarters of their diplomatic mission. | In a video published by the Venezuelan Ministry of People's Power for External Affairs, Arreaza was seen entering the embassy, removing a photograph of Guaidó and putting up in its pl…

MEE staff (2020-11-10). Jailed female activists in Saudi Arabia may be freed before G20, says ambassador. middleeasteye.net Jailed female activists in Saudi Arabia may be freed before G20, says ambassador | Sister of detained activist Loujain al-Hathloul dismisses 'PR stunt' aimed at saving kingdom's reputation | Tue, 11/10/2020 – 11: 29 | This undated handout picture released on the Facebook page of Saudi activist Loujain al-Hathloul shows her in happier times on a beach (AFP) | Female activists in Saudi Arabia could be released f…

Staff (2020-11-10). Dehumanizing the disabled won't end with a Dem in office. therealnews.com People with disabilities have loudly pointed out the ways our society and our healthcare system are made inaccessible to them. The COVID-19 pandemic has laid bare the cruelty of these systemic exclusions and injustices, and we can no longer ignore the fact that denying disabled rights means denying human rights.

Ted Kelly (2020-11-10). Movement welcomes release of Ant Smith. workers.org Philadelphia Beloved community organizer and teacher Anthony (Ant) Smith was finally released from federal custody on Nov. 9. "For the second time in just a few days, Ant's defense attorney Paul Hetznecker successfully argued for his release on bail," stated supporter Jasmine Peake-Miles. "We won the appeal, and Ant will . . . |

The Tricontinental (2020-11-10). Dossier 34: Paulo Freire and popular struggle in South Africa. mronline.org He constantly experimented with and thought about how to connect learning and teaching among the poor and oppressed with the radical transformation of society.

The Canary (2020-11-10). Matt Hancock suggests vaccine will be rolled out from December, but not for everyone. thecanary.co The military and NHS staff are on standby to roll out a coronavirus (Covid-19) vaccine across the UK from the start of December, according to the health secretary.Matt Hancock said there were many hurdles to overcome before the "vast task" of vaccination could begin. These include regulatory approval of the new Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine and assessment of its safety data.No escaping second wave: On Monday 9 November, England's deputy chief medical officer Professor Jonathan Van-Tam told the Downing Street press conference he was "hopeful" there would be "some vaccine by Christmas". But he also urged caution.H…

Eds. (2020-11-10). 'This is war': fighting for abortion rights in Poland. mronline.org A mass movement in Poland has succeeded in delaying the implementation of a court decision that would ban nearly every abortion.

MEE staff (2020-11-10). New York police to stop forcing Muslim women to remove hijab during arrest. middleeasteye.net New York police to stop forcing Muslim women to remove hijab during arrest | As part of a legal settlement, the police department will 'take all possible steps' to avoid making people of any faith remove religious head coverings | Tue, 11/10/2020 – 17: 25 | A woman holds up a poster during a rally to support Muslim rights outside city hall on 10 June 2017 in New York (AFP/File photo) | The New York police depa…

MEE staff (2020-11-10). Jailed Saudi female activists may be freed before G20, says ambassador. middleeasteye.net Jailed Saudi female activists may be freed before G20, says ambassador | Sister of detained activist Loujain al-Hathloul dismisses 'PR stunt' aimed at saving kingdom's reputation | Tue, 11/10/2020 – 11: 29 | This undated handout picture released on the Facebook page of Saudi activist Loujain al-Hathloul shows her in happier times on a beach (AFP) | Female activists in Saudi Arabia could be released from prison…

Anand Naidoo (2020-11-10). The Heat: China International Import Expo. america.cgtn.com The road ahead for China when it comes to imports and trade deals. What's next for the global economy?>

Staff (2020-11-10). "We Are Committing Mass Suicide": Laurie Garrett on Danger of Overturning ACA During Pandemic. democracynow.org Today, the Supreme Court is hearing arguments in a case seeking to overturn the Affordable Care Act, and millions of Americans could lose their healthcare in the middle of a pandemic. "In a way, we're committing mass suicide," says science journalist Laurie Garrett, who says scrapping the landmark Obama-era healthcare law would leave people "to potentially carry disease forward into the community, into their workplaces, and so on, without any treatment, any help, any assistance. That's just insane."

MEE staff (2020-11-10). Haftar critic shot dead in Libya's Benghazi. middleeasteye.net Haftar critic shot dead in Libya's Benghazi | Hanan al-Barassi was known in the eastern city for videos criticising corruption in Haftar's circles | Tue, 11/10/2020 – 13: 55 | A photo posted by Hanan al-Barassi on social media (Facebook) | A vocal critic of eastern Libyan commander Khalifa Haftar has been shot dead in the city of Benghazi. | Hanan al-Barassi, an activist who became known for posting videos cri…

Margaret Flowers (2020-11-10). Challenges for Social Movements Now That Trump Has Been Defeated. dissidentvoice.org Change doesn't come from the top, especially within a manipulated 'democracy' as exists in the United States. When social transformation occurs, it follows years of educating, organizing and mobilizing at the grassroots. Elected leaders who represent that transformation ride on a wave created by social movements, not the other way around. As many people around …

teleSUR Desk (2020-11-10). Billionaires' net worth grows to $10.2 trillion during pandemic. mronline.org The super-rich increased their combined fortunes by 27.5% during the worst of the market turmoil from April through July.

Peter Oborne (2020-11-10). Nagorno-Karabakh ceasefire greeted with anger and disbelief in Armenia. middleeasteye.net Nagorno-Karabakh ceasefire greeted with anger and disbelief in Armenia | Parliament building stormed as protesters in Yerevan accuse government of betrayal over peace deal with Azerbaijan | Tue, 11/10/2020 – 13: 56 | Armenian police officers detain a protester during protests in Republic Square in Yerevan on 10 November (AFP) | There was a profound sense of disbelief and national bereavement on the st…

RT (2020-11-10). France's Macron calls for EU border reform after terrorist attacks, favors founding European security council. rt.com The threat of terrorism is a European reality that needs a coordinated and quick answer, French President Emmanuel Macron warned on Tuesday. He also raised his previous proposals for a new European internal security council. | In light of recent terrorist attacks in both France and Austria, European countries must work on a re-think of the open-border Schengen area, Macron said in Paris. | Europe wants to keep its borders open, but wants to better protect its external borders, the French leader added. Macron's statement follows talks with Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz at the Elysee Palace near Paris where…

RT (2020-11-10). Nagorno-Karabakh peace: Battlefield victory for Azerbaijan, diplomatic win for Russia; Armenia saved from catastrophic defeat. rt.com The Nagorno-Karabakh peace deal amounts to a triumph of Russian diplomacy, miraculously turning a lose-lose mess into win-win. The key now will be to make it stick, as Armenia licks its wounds and a triumphant Azerbaijan gloats. | On Monday morning, things were not looking good for Russia's position in the southern Caucasus. For several weeks war had been raging between Armenia and Azerbaijan over the breakaway province of Nagorno-Karabakh. Armenia, like Russia, is a member of the Collective Security Treaty Organization, making it in effect Russia's ally. But Armenia was losing the war, and losing it badly.

MEE staff (2020-11-10). Corruption critic shot dead in Libya's Benghazi. middleeasteye.net Corruption critic shot dead in Libya's Benghazi | Hanan al-Barassi was known in the eastern city for videos criticising graft in Haftar's circles | Tue, 11/10/2020 – 13: 55 | A photo posted by Hanan al-Barassi on social media (Facebook) | A vocal critic of eastern Libyan commander Khalifa Haftar has been shot dead in the city of Benghazi. | Hanan al-Barassi, an activist who became known for posting videos crit…

Ragip Soylu (2020-11-10). Covid-19: Turkey to be prioritised in receiving vaccine, official says. middleeasteye.net Covid-19: Turkey to be prioritised in receiving vaccine, official says | BioNTech founder says vaccine could be given to Turkish citizens in the first three months of 2021 | Tue, 11/10/2020 – 15: 12 | Vials carrying a potential vaccine against coronavirus (Reuters) | Turkey will be among the first countries to receive the experimental vaccine that is proven to be 90 percent effective in preventing Covid-…

RT (2020-11-10). Paris prosecutor's office advances criminal investigation into alleged mismanagement of Covid-19 in France. rt.com Four judicial inquiries have begun into the handling of the Covid-19 pandemic in France, with criminal charges under consideration including "voluntary abstention from fighting a disaster" and "endangering the life of others." | On Tuesday, five months after opening a wide preliminary inquiry into the potential mismanagement of the Covid pandemic in France, the Paris prosecutor's office decided to escalate the investigation. | The public prosecutor, Remy Heitz, claimed that the inquiry would focus on the impact of public decision-making on healthcare workers, public servants and those who were infected with, o…

Ian Cobain (2020-11-10). UK secret agents bill 'could permit state-sponsored rape and murder'. middleeasteye.net UK secret agents bill 'could permit state-sponsored rape and murder' | Parliamentary human rights committee says bill protecting MI5 and police agents lacks safeguards to prevent abuses | Tue, 11/10/2020 – 12: 12 | Thames House, the headquarters of the UK's MI5 intelligence agency, in London (Reuters) | A controversial new law that would allow agents recruited by the UK's police and security agency, MI5, to…

William Astore (2020-11-10). Reclaiming American Idealism. counterpunch.org As I lived through the nightmare of the election campaign just past, I often found myself dreaming of another American world entirely. Anything but this one. In that spirit, I also found myself looking at a photo of my fourth-grade class, vintage 1972. Tacked to the wall behind our heads was a collage, a tapestry

Monica Moorehead (2020-11-10). Black vote key to Biden win. workers.org Once it was confirmed on Nov. 7 that the Joe Biden and Kamala Harris ticket had defeated Trump, literally tens of thousands of people around the U.S. spontaneously took to the streets for hours in jubilation and celebration. Not only were downtown areas taken over but also neighborhoods, block by . . . |

Mark Gruenberg (2020-11-10). Biden backs Obamacare as SCOTUS ponders its future. peoplesworld.org WASHINGTON—For Julia Skapik, an M.D. who works at a community health clinic in Northern Virginia and sees many people struggling to pay their medical bills, keeping the Affordable Care Act as law of the land is nothing more than "common sense." "Why would you want to make it [health care coverage] more expensive and unpredictable?" …

Yasmina Allouche (2020-11-10). France interior minister criticised for tribute at Algeria war monument. middleeasteye.net France interior minister criticised for tribute at Algeria war monument | Both Algerian and French figures and social media users have blasted Darmanin's tribute as 'shameful' and 'insulting' – but not always for the same reasons | Tue, 11/10/2020 – 14: 51 | Last week Darmanin, whose grandfather was Algerian, toured the Maghreb to discuss counter-terrorism and illegal immigration (Handout)…

RT (2020-11-10). Is Northern Ireland leaving UK? Twitter ridicules flag gaffe at British embassy in UAE. rt.com The UK embassy in Abu Dhabi has been mocked online over a photo op-turned-photo gaffe, as many on social media noticed the British flag on the image released by diplomats was conspicuously lacking a key part: St. Patrick's cross. | The embassy's Twitter page reported a visit by James Cleverly, UK minister of state for the Middle East and North Africa, to the UAE, on Tuesday.

The Canary (2020-11-10). More than 30,000 extra deaths at home have occurred during the pandemic. thecanary.co More than 30,000 extra deaths have taken place in private homes in England and Wales since the start of the coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic, new figures show.Extra deaths — known as "excess deaths" — are the number of deaths that are above the average for the corresponding period in the previous five years.A total of 31,684 excess deaths in homes in England and Wales were registered between 7 March and 30 October, according to the Office for National Statistics (ONS).Of this number, 2,676 — or 8% — were confirmed as deaths involving coronavirus(PA Graphics)People dying in their own homes

Special to People's World (2020-11-10). Black composer Joseph Bologne's opera 'The Anonymous Lover' to stream November 14. peoplesworld.org LOS ANGELES — Colburn School partners with LA Opera to present world-renowned musical director James Conlon conducting the online stream of a long neglected 1780 comic romance by pioneering Black composer Joseph Bologne, directed by Bruce Lemon, Jr. Bologne is often referred to as "the Black Mozart." The Anonymous Lover will be staged and streamed …

Ramzy Baroud (2020-11-10). Escalating the Demographic War: The Strategic Goal of Israeli Racism in Palestine. counterpunch.org The discussion on institutional Israeli racism against its own Palestinian Arab population has all but ceased following the final approval of the discriminatory Nation-State Law in July 2018. Indeed, the latest addition to Israel's Basic Law is a mere start of a new government-espoused agenda that is designed to further marginalize over a fifth of

MEE and agencies (2020-11-10). Armenia, Azerbaijan and Russia sign Nagorno-Karabakh peace deal. middleeasteye.net Armenia, Azerbaijan and Russia sign Nagorno-Karabakh peace deal | Agreement reached to end the military conflict over the disputed region after more than a month of bloodshed | Tue, 11/10/2020 – 07: 33 | The declaration follows six weeks of heavy fighting and advancement by Azerbaijan's forces (AFP) | Armenia, Azerbaijan and Russia say they have signed a deal to end the military conflict o…

Patrick Cockburn (2020-11-10). Trump's Cult of Personality Will be Badly Damaged by Defeat, But His Toxic Politics Marches On. counterpunch.org President Trump may be losing the election, but he is not the aberration in the history of America — one of the Creator's least funny jokes — as much of the world would like to believe. At least 70 million Americans voted to put him back in the White House, despite witnessing his constant lying,

MEE staff (2020-11-10). UK media watchdog penalises Abu Dhabi TV for interview with Qatari detainee. middleeasteye.net UK media watchdog penalises Abu Dhabi TV for interview with Qatari detainee | Ofcom says interview was conducted against the will of former prisoner Mahmoud al-Jaidah | Tue, 11/10/2020 – 18: 28 | Mahmoud al-Jaidah was detained in the UAE between 2013 and 2015, where he is reported to have been tortured (AFP/File photo) | The United Kingdom's media regulator has taken action against Abu Dhabi TV for broadcastin…

RT (2020-11-10). Netherlands to cull 48,000 chickens after ANOTHER bird flu outbreak. rt.com The Dutch government has ordered the culling of a further 48,000 chickens after an outbreak of highly infectious bird flu was detected — the second such incident in less than a week. | Health officials said on Tuesday that an outbreak of the H5N8 strain of bird flu had been discovered at a chicken farm in the village of Lutjegast, in the northern province of Groningen. | A local transport ban on products including poultry and eggs has been placed on farms within a 10km radius of the affected site by the Minister of Agriculture and Deputy Dutch PM Carola Schouten. | It comes after the Netherlands, Europe'

_____ (2020-11-10). How WWI Soldiers' Bodies Were Controlled, Transformed and Abused to Secure Victory. strategic-culture.org Stephen KHAN | Between 1914 and 1918 the British Empire Most had limited to zero military experience and many men who entered service did not return home the same. Changed and often traumatised, the first world war represented a fracture point in soldiers' personal histories. As a young…

Vijay Prashad (2020-11-10). China is working to expand its ties to Latin America. mronline.org In mid-January 2020, 800 people gathered at Mexico's Ministry of Economy to celebrate "China Day" with a seminar on Chinese-Mexican relations.

Staff (2020-11-10). As U.S. Faces Out-of-Control Pandemic, Pfizer Raises Hope for Vaccine, But Many Questions Remain. democracynow.org Pharmaceutical giant Pfizer has announced that a Phase 3, late-stage study found their potential COVID-19 vaccine showed more than 90% effectiveness. The two-dose vaccine still faces several challenges, including how to store and transport it, since it must be refrigerated at subzero temperatures. Pulitzer Prize-winning science journalist Laurie Garrett says the news is hopeful, but urges caution. "There's been no scientific release. There's no published data," she says. "We don't have anything to go with except what the lawyers at Pfizer massaged carefully into a single-page press release. So, we have to take th…

RT (2020-11-10). New EU budget dismissed as 'Soros Plan' by Hungarian govt spokesperson. rt.com Hungary's government spokesperson Zoltan Kovacs has accused the EU of "blackmail" and of "executing the Soros Plan" after the European Parliament reached agreement on the bloc's 2021-2027 budget and ‚Ǩ1.8-trillion recovery package. | The European Parliament and EU government negotiators reached a deal on Tuesday after four months of talks, although the agreement could suffer some hitches when it seeks formal approval by the 27 member states, given previous reservations expressed by Poland and Hungary. | Following the conclusion of talks, Kovacs published an article via the PM's International…

Charles McKelvey (2020-11-10). The Blue Wave that Never Came. counterpunch.org Some Democrats had been hoping that popular rejection of Donald Trump would lead to a clear Biden victory on election day, the taking of a majority in the Senate, and an increase in the Democratic majority in the Congress. But the anticipated Democratic landslide was not to be. Trump won the key up-for-grab states of

RT (2020-11-10). 'Safer world?' Stoltenberg calls on international community to get rid of nukes, says NATO members should keep theirs for now. rt.com The world should "urgently pursue nuclear disarmament," NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg has said, while calling nukes a pillar of international peace and arguing it is not the time for the Alliance to forgo its arsenal. | The international community needs to bolster its efforts aimed at getting rid of nuclear weapons in the world, the secretary general said on Tuesday, at NATO's annual Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD) conference in Romania. | "Our ultimate goal is a world free of nuclear weapons", he

RT (2020-11-10). WHO panel urges governments to share experience on 'effective fight' against Covid-19. rt.com A World Health Organization (WHO) panel has called on governments to pool their experiences in tackling the novel coronavirus, and so pass on the best methods they have discovered or developed in fighting the pandemic. | Former New Zealand PM Helen Clark, co-chair of the Independent Panel for Pandemic Preparedness and Response, said member states had been invited to make contributions to the group's work. | A "one size fits all" approach to the pandemic will not be appropriate, she added, but countries will still find it useful to "share experiences, and to consider policy alternatives and solutions developed…

_____ (2020-11-10). Bolivia: Parliament's Committee Seeks To Prosecute Jeanine Añez. popularresistance.org Bolivia – The ministers of foreign affairs, defense, interior, and justice could also be subject to criminal proceedings. | A special committee of the Bolivian Parliament on Monday recommended starting trials against the leader of the coup-born regime Jeanine Añez and some ministers for the massacres of Sacaba and Senkata that took place in 2019. | The final report of this committee was referred to the National Congress, where it must be approved by two-thirds of its members for it to enter into force.

news.un (2020-11-10). UN agency for Palestine refugees runs out of money as COVID-19 spreads. news.un.org The UN Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNWRA) has run out of cash on hand to keep vital services going amid the worsening health emergency, UNRWA spokesperson Tamara Alrifai told a regular UN press briefing in Geneva on Tuesday.

Askiah Adam (2020-11-10). Is Normalization with Israel without a Resolution for Palestine Justifiable? globalresearch.ca Some fifty-three years ago, in 1967, in Khartoum, Sudan, the Arab League met. Then the League adopted the moral high ground "The Three No's": no peace with Israel; no recognition of Israel; and, no negotiation with Israel. But today these …

sputniknews (2020-11-10). Ilhan Omar's Campaign Paid Nearly $2.8 Mln to Husband's Firm, Finance Reports Show. sputniknews.com Omar married Tim Mynett, a political consultant, in March 2020, but claimed her relationship with him began long before he started working for her campaign and there were "no legal issues".

Rod Driver (2020-11-10). Why Do The US and Britain Commit War Crimes. zcomm.org Rich countries want poor countries to allow global corporations to extract and process these resources, and to take them overseas, without too much interference from national governments…

Staff (2020-11-10). Supreme Court Justices Hint That Obamacare Repeal Is Highly Unlikely. truthout.org Supreme Court justices listening to oral arguments on Tuesday regarding the legality of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), sometimes referred to as Obamacare, signaled reluctance toward finding the law unconstitutional. | At issue is whether a portion of the law called the individual mandate

Stephen Lendman (2020-11-10). US Election 2020: The Shame of the Nation. Duopoly and Electoral Fraud. "Democracy in America is Pure Fiction" globalresearch.ca The US has been a fantasy democracy from inception, never the real thing, designed this way by the founders. | Of all US presidential elections in my memory since Franklin Roosevelt's 1944 last hurrah and Harry Truman's 1948 surprise …

Andrea Germanos, staff writer (2020-11-10). IEA: Renewables on Track to Be Largest Source of Global Electricity in Five Years. commondreams.org "Renewable power is defying the difficulties caused by the pandemic, showing robust growth while others fuels struggle," said IEA executive director Fatih Birol. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Andrea Germanos, staff writer (2020-11-10). 'Biden Must Not Appoint a Single Corporate Lobbyist, Lawyer, or Executive' to Top Posts, Say Progressives. 'Not One.'. commondreams.org "Why would we want a return to normalcy? We need a vision for the future, not a return to the past." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Peoples Dispatch (2020-11-10). Armenia and Azerbaijan announce agreement to end battle over Nagorno-Karabakh region. peoplesdispatch.org As per the deal mediated by Russia, Armenia will withdraw its forces from the Nagorno-Karabakh region. Russia will also deploy a peacekeeping force for a period of five years…

Binoy Kampmark (2020-11-10). Biden's Victory: a Eunuch Presidency Beckons. counterpunch.org Whatever was set to happen on November 3, President Donald J. Trump would not lose. Falling in that establishment firebreak against democracy known as the Electoral College would not erase, let alone repudiate him. His now victorious opponent, far from convincing, strengthened by only one fact — not being Trump — remains a projection of

Dr. Binoy Kampmark (2020-11-10). Viral Optimism: The Pfizer-BioNTech Vaccine. globalresearch.ca The announcement that Pfizer Inc., along with its collaborative partner BioNTech SE, had come up with a successful vaccine candidate to combat the novel coronavirus SARS-CoV-2

Brett Wilkins, staff writer (2020-11-10). CodePink Defends Georgia Senate Candidate Raphael Warnock After GOP Opponent's 'Anti-Semitism' Smear. commondreams.org "Denouncing Israeli occupation is NOT anti-Semitic," the women-led peace group stressed after Sen. Kelly Loeffler attacked her Democratic challenger over a 2019 letter. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

commondreams (2020-11-10). CODEPINK Condemns False Accusations of Antisemitism Against GA Senate Candidate Rev. Warnock. commondreams.org ______________________________…

_____ (2020-11-10). Biden Will Have the Most Diverse, Intersectional Cabinet of Mass Murderers Ever Assembled. strategic-culture.org Caitlin JOHNSTONE | It's been A

Caitlin Johnstone (2020-11-10). My New Book, "Poems For Rebels" thealtworld.com I've got a new ‚ùñ | Show Me An Old Rebel: | Do not show me a young rebel, | whose eyes are bright | and whose tail is bushy. | Young rebels are fine and good, | but they are merely doing | what the young are meant to do. | Show me an old rebel. | One who keeps punching | when his hands are arthritic, | when her hair is white, | when his friends are all dead, | when her knees are shot, | when it hurts him to pee, | when her shoul…

sputniknews (2020-11-10). Columnist Says Trump Military Shake-up Could Set Stage For 'Coup'. sputniknews.com Dr. Richard Wolff — why capitalism was real winner of #Elections2020; Ethiopian government continues crackdown on Tigray region.

WSWS (2020-11-10). COVID-19 pandemic creating a social disaster in India. wsws.org Contrary to Modi's lies, a humanitarian crisis is being generated in the world's second most populous country.

Andrew Korybko (2020-11-10). The End Of The Nagorno-Karabakh War: Retrospection, Clarification, And Forecast. thealtworld.com The end of the Nagorno-Karabakh War that was brought about by Armenia's sudden Russian-facilitated surrender following its total defeat on the battlefield is the perfect time for reviewing why so many folks in the Alt-Media Community got it all wrong, clarifying the state of affairs as they exist after this conflict's conclusion, and forecasting what might come next for the South Caucasus. | Azerbaijan's Glorious Victory | The Nagorno-Karbakh War finally ended as a result of Armenia's sudden Russian-facilitated surrender following its total defeat on the battlefield. The agreement that was reached between the Aze…

Andrew Korybko (2020-11-10). Biden's America Would Be A Dystopian Hellhole. thealtworld.com If Biden's "deep state" backers succeed in their rolling coup attempt against Trump, then America risks transforming into a dystopian hellhole within the next four years in the event that their puppet successfully implements their vision for the country's future. | The

Peoples Dispatch (2020-11-10). Palestinian women's organization leader Khitam Saafin placed in administrative detention for 6 months. peoplesdispatch.org Saafin was sent to administrative detention by an Israeli military commander just days after her arrest during which several other activists and leftist figures were also abducted and detained…

Brett Wilkins, staff writer (2020-11-10). Lawyers Can't Reunite 666 Seized Migrant Children With Parents—121 More Than Previously Believed. commondreams.org The children were separated from their families under the Trump administration's widely condemned "zero tolerance" immigration policy. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…