2020-11-21: News Headlines

Ramzy Baroud (2020-11-21). "Total Reset" is Wishful Thinking: The Daunting Task of Reordering US Foreign Policy. dissidentvoice.org A new term has imposed itself on the conversation regarding the impending presidency of US President-elect, Joe Biden: "The Total Reset". Many headlines have already promised that the Biden Presidency is ready to 'reset' US foreign policy across the globe, as if the matter is dependent solely on an American desire and decision. While a …

Peter Koenig (2020-11-21). The Coronavirus COVID-19 Pandemic: The Real Danger is "Agenda ID2020" globalresearch.ca WHO has most likely received orders from "above", from those people who also manage Trump and the "leaders" (sic) of the EU, European Union. The final decision to go ahead NOW with COVID-19 pandemic, was taken in January 2020 at the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos – behind very much closed doors.

Peter Koenig (2020-11-21). Video: The Second Wave: Testing, Testing, "Covid is on the Rise". Towards a Total Lockdown. globalresearch.ca

Gareth Porter (2020-11-21). FBI and DOJ prepared takedown of "Iranian" American Herald Tribune website with years of legal chicanery. thegrayzone.com The new powers claimed by the FBI to seize "Iranian" outlets could have serious implications for the basic American freedom to publish and access news and opinion The US Department of Justice announced on October DATE it had seized the web domain of the American Herald Tribune (AHT), an alternative media outlet that published editorials criticizing US foreign policy. As The Grayzone reported, AHT published articles primarily written by Americans under their own names, often as original content. 128 other …

Anya Parampil (2020-11-21). Biggest trade deal in history excludes United States. thegrayzone.com Red Lines host Anya Parampil speaks with Beijing-based journalist Ian Goodrum about the recent signing of the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership in Asia. The agreement includes countries representing one-third of the global GDP and population, yet excludes the United States. They discuss the implications the deal will have for the world economy.

Binoy Kampmark (2020-11-21). The Yemen Civil War Arms Bonanza. dissidentvoice.org "Making billions from arms exports which fuel the conflict while providing a small fraction of that in aid to Yemen is both immoral and incoherent." So thundered Oxfam's Yemen Country Director, Muhsin Siddiquey after consulting figures from the Stockholm Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) showing that members of the G20 have exported over $17 billion worth …

Eds. (2020-11-21). Why Venezuela's Dec. 6 election is legitimate. mronline.org With heightened U.S. attacks in Venezuela, including a tightening economic blockade, the elections are of great consequence to the future of the country.

Eds. (2020-11-21). Eric Hobsbawm's dialectical materialism in the postwar period 1946-56. mronline.org Hobsbawm's thinking was guided by dialectical materialism, which was a scientific outlook based on analysis. It always accounted for unpredictable human agency and, though economic factors played the principal role in the development of history, this study rejects the claim that Hobsbawm was a mechanical determinist.

Kamran Siddiqi and Shabbir Manjee (2020-11-21). Protesters in Chicago call for rejection of General Iron plant on Southeast Side. liberationnews.org On Nov. 14, more than 150 protesters rallied outside Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot's home demanding that serial polluter General Iron be denied a permit to operate a scrap yard on the city's Southeast Side.

Cira Pascual Marquina (2020-11-21). Standing by a radical Chávez: A conversation with Rafael Uzcátegui. mronline.org A key figure from the newly-formed Popular Revolutionary Alternative talks about his expectations for the upcoming parliamentary elections.

Eds. (2020-11-21). The Swedish Herd Immunity myth. mronline.org After a Spring in which Sweden had one of the worst Covid death rates in Europe, some latched on to their low summer case numbers to argue for a herd immunity approach. But as cases again rise dramatically, Madeleine Johansson challenges the Swedish herd immunity myth.

Peoples Dispatch (2020-11-21). Ugandan presidential candidate Bobi Wine released on bail. peoplesdispatch.org Pop star-turned-politician Bobi Wine was arrested on Wednesday on charges of violation of COVID-19-related regulations. His arrest was followed by mass protests during which state repression led to at least 37 deaths…

Matthew J.L. Ehret (2020-11-21). John F. Kennedy and America's Lost Patriotic Heritage. dissidentvoice.org Man holds in his mortal hands the power to abolish all forms of human poverty and all forms of human life. And yet the same revolutionary beliefs for which our forebears fought are still at issue around the globe…. — President Kennedy, 1961 Inaugural Address Where China and Russia are currently leading a new paradigm …

_____ (2020-11-21). Destabilized By US Imperialism, Central America Faces Climate Catastrophes. popularresistance.org At the moment, Central America is suffering from the acceleration of climate change fueled natural disasters. On the heels of the recent Hurricane Eta and a raging pandemic, Hurricane Iota has hit the region, predominantly impacting Indigenous, Afro-descendant, and black communities. The situation has been made worse by violent and corrupt governments supported by the United States. | Indigenous and Afro-descendant communities in Central America have long warned against climate change and environmental destruction caused by foreign-owned and operated extractivist projects.

_____ (2020-11-21). Ten Foreign Policy Fiascos Biden Can Fix On Day One. popularresistance.org Donald Trump loves executive orders as a tool of dictatorial power, avoiding the need to work through Congress. But that works both ways, making it relatively easy for President Biden to reverse many of Trump's most disastrous decisions. Here are ten things Biden can do as soon as he takes office. Each one can set the stage for broader progressive foreign policy initiatives, which we have also outlined. | 1)End the U.S. role in the Saudi-led war on Yemen and restore U.S. humanitarian aid to Yemen.

_____ (2020-11-21). Shocking New Figures Show How Much US Is Fueling Violence In Yemen. popularresistance.org Despite presenting itself as a force for good and peace in the Middle East, the United States sells at least five times as much weaponry to Saudi Arabia than aid it donates to Yemen. The State Department constantly portrays itself as a humanitarian superpower with the welfare of the Yemeni people as its highest priority, yet figures released from the United Nations and the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) show that since the war in Yemen began, the U.S. government has given $2.56 billion in aid to the country, but sold over $13 billion in high-tech weapons to Saudi Arabia, the leader of th…

_____ (2020-11-21). Protest Marks One Month Anniversary Of Lekki Massacre In Nigeria. popularresistance.org Washington, DC – The End SAR Solidarity Network is mobilized DC area based activists to protest in front of the Embassy of Nigeria to demand justice for peaceful protestors in Nigeria who were massacred by the Nigerian army at Lekki toll gate on October 20, 2020 and demand an end to the continued repression of other activists. | On the 20th of October, 2020, the Nigerian army opened fire on peaceful protesters singing the Nigerian anthem and waving the Nigerian flag at Lekki tollgate, Alausa and other parts of Lagos.

_____ (2020-11-21). The Korean War's Forgotten Lessons on the Evil of Intervention. strategic-culture.org The secrecy and deceit surrounding U.S. war crimes has had catastrophic consequences in this century, writes James Bovard. | James BOVARD | This year is the 70th anniversary of the start of the Korean War, a conflict from which Washington policymakers learned nothing. Almost 40,000 American soldiers died in that conflict, which should have permanently vaccinated the nation against the folly and evil of foreign intervention. Instead, the war was retroactively redefined. As President Barack Obama declared in 2013, "That war was no tie. Korea was a victory." | The war began with what President Harry Truman claimed w…

_____ (2020-11-21). New York Times Job Listing Shows How Western Propaganda Operates. strategic-culture.org Caitlin JOHNSTONE | People who are only just beginning to research what's wrong with the world often hold an assumption that mainstream news reporters are just knowingly propagandizing people all the time. That they sit around scheming up ways to deceive their audiences into supporting war, oligarchy and oppression for the benefit of their plutocratic masters. | Once you've learned a bit more you realize it's not quite happening that way. Most mainstream news reporters are not really witting propagandists—those are to be found more in plutocrat-funded think tanks and other narrative management firms, and in…

_____ (2020-11-21). Precedent Shows That the Near Future of Moldova Will Be Grim. strategic-culture.org After years of attack from all sides and nearly being

The Canary (2020-11-21). Mass coronavirus testing for Merthyr Tydfil's residents and workers. thecanary.co Scores of people have turned up at a pilot scheme of mass coronavirus testing in Merthyr Tydfil.Rapid Covid-19 tests are being offered to the area's residents and workers even if they do not have symptoms, a week after the town registered the highest rate of new cases in the UK.Merthyr Tydfil has since seen the biggest drop in cases in Wales from around 770 cases per 100,000 to now below 260 as the effect of the country's 17-day firebreak begins to work.A lateral flow immunoassay diagnostic device, which shows the presence of SARS-CoV-2, which is being used on the public in Merthyr Tydfil (Ben Birchall/PA)The tes…

The Canary (2020-11-21). Johnson told 'you shouldn't have bullies in government' amid Patel criticism. thecanary.co Boris Johnson was facing allegations he tried to water down the official inquiry that found home secretary Priti Patel bullied staff as he was told "you shouldn't have bullies in government" by a former top civil servant.Sir David Normington, a former Home Office permanent secretary, said on Saturday the prime minister: doesn't seem willing to stand up for high standards in public lifeas he faced mounting criticism for standing by Ms Patel.Downing Street did not deny suggestions that Mr Johnson had tried and failed to convince his standards ministerial adviser Sir Alex Allan to tone down his conclusion that her be…

CIRRG (2020-11-21). Saturday 11/21: Town Hall on Indigenous Rights, Sovereignty, and Self Determination. indybay.org Online town hall…

repost (2020-11-21). A. Ocasio-Cortez Addresses Failure of U.S. Gov't to Address Poverty. indybay.org As New York Congressperson Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez stated to an empty congressional room, on YouTube, the Senate broke for a holiday week while the workingclass of the USA starves. See www.youtube.com/watch?v=nNBeI-G3eQQ&#038… and www.commondreams.org/news/2020/11/20/bre…

Ralf Wurzbacker (2020-11-21). Corona containment could cause more suffering than it prevents. indybay.org In Sept 2020, UNICEF calculated that an additional 150 million children were pushed into poverty as a result of the economic collapse provoked by the quasi-global lockdown in spring. Already in July, experts from the World Food Program (WFP) warned that the Corona crisis could threaten an additional 130 million people with starvation this year.

Reese Erlich (2020-11-21). The upcoming fights over COVID vaccine. zcomm.org Who will be vaccinated first — and in what country?>

Mehr News Agency (2020-11-21). West held humanitarian topics of Syria hostage: Khaji. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Nov. 21 (MNA) — The senior assistant to the Iranian foreign minister in special political affairs said that Western countries have held the humanitarian topics of Syria hostage to their political objectives.

Mehr News Agency (2020-11-21). Zarif congratulates Atmar on keeping his position as FM. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Nov. 21 (MNA) — Iranian FM Zarif congratulated his Afghan counterpart Atmar on keeping his position as Minister of Foreign Affairs after receiving votes of confidence on Saturday.

Susan Jaffe (2020-11-21). [World Report] US Supreme Court poised to keep the Affordable Care Act. thelancet.com A lawsuit to overturn the Affordable Care Act may be floundering after Supreme Court justices questioned why the law should be dismantled. Susan Jaffe reports from Washington, DC.

Paul Haeder (2020-11-21). Active Shooter in the Brain. dissidentvoice.org Oh, the act of deactivating, the process of disconnecting, the very process of uncluttering the brain — bye-bye Facebook — Emancipation! Some might say we are caught in a fun-house . . . or caught in a psych ward. I have more and more people in my sphere — work, friends, email world, Facebook world, …

Pavan Kulkarni (2020-11-21). South Africa Broadcasting Corporation employees launch strike against retrenchments. peoplesdispatch.org Employees of South Africa Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) downed tools on Friday, November 20, starting from 1 pm, in a protest against the looming retrenchments that will affect 400 permanent employees. In preparation for this action, pickets were held outside several offices of the public broadcaster on Thursday. | Faced with this labor action, the board of SABC announced the temporary suspension of the retrenchment process for a period of seven days, after a meeting of its members concluded late on the night of Thursday, November 19. | "We are going ahead with the strike because they haven't written to us form…

Mehr News Agency (2020-11-21). US responsible for attack on Iran embassy in Kabul. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Nov. 21 (MNA) — Stating that the US is responsible for the terrorist attack on Iran's embassy in Kabul, Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman said the attack is an example of proxy war and the actions of US terrorist allies in Afghanistan.

Direct Action Everywhere (2020-11-21). Friday 11/27: Solidarity Speaker: Direct Action for Farmworkers. indybay.org Online Zoom…

Mehr News Agency (2020-11-21). Selected films' screen of 16th Resistance Intl. FilmFest. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Nov. 21 (MNA) — Several selected films of the second round of 16th Resistance International Film Festival will be displayed online in Nama Film Platform.

Sarah Hawkes (2020-11-21). [Perspectives] The banality of the patriarchy. thelancet.com When German—American philosopher Hannah Arendt covered the 1961 trial of the Nazi Adolf Eichmann for The New Yorker magazine—her reports led to her book of 1963, Eichmann in Jerusalem: A Report on the Banality of Evil—she was struck by the concept of banality. Arendt wrote that Eichmann, this bureaucrat who was "medium-sized, slender, middle-aged, with receding hair, ill-fitting teeth, and nearsighted eyes" was responsible for participation in one of the greatest crimes in history. The banality to which Arendt referred, however, was not Eichmann's unexceptional physical appearance, but "an inabi…

Mehr News Agency (2020-11-21). Reduced dependency on oil achievement of resistance economy. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Nov. 21 (MNA) — Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said that continued decline in oil dependency is the salient and great achievement of the resistance economy in the current government dubbed "Hope and Prudence".

Maryam Jameela (2020-11-21). Disabled People of Colour are left behind by data — that's a political choice. thecanary.co Gaps in research kill people. This is the position People of Colour often find ourselves in. But this problem is made worse for People of Colour with disabilities. | The Canary has already

ZOOM (2020-11-21). Thursday 11/26: Virtual Thanksgiving: Free, Unlimited Zoom for COVID Safe Gatherings. indybay.org Online via Zoom (free, no time limit on 11/26)…

Dean Baker (2020-11-21). How Many Lives Would Have Been Saved if We Had Collaborated on Vaccines With China? cepr.net We know that Republican office holders are not allowed to say that Joe Biden won the election. Apparently there is a similar ban in place for news outlets when it comes to the question of the United States collaborating with China, and other countries, in developing vaccines against the pandemic. In recent days, there have …

Ina Jochmans, Aukje Brat, Lucy Davies, H Sijbrand Hofker, Fenna E M van de Leemkolk, Henri G D Leuvenink, Simon R Knight, Jacques Pirenne, Rutger J Ploeg, COMPARE Trial Collaboration and Consortium for Organ Preservation in Europe (2020-11-21). [Articles] Oxygenated versus standard cold perfusion preservation in kidney transplantation (COMPARE): a randomised, double-blind, paired, phase 3 trial. thelancet.com HMPO2 of kidneys donated after circulatory death is safe and reduces post-transplant complications (grade IIIb or more). The 12-month difference in eGFR between the HMPO2 and HMP groups was not significant when both kidneys from the same donor were still functioning 1-year post-transplant, but potential beneficial effects of HMPO2 were suggested by analysis of secondary outcomes.

Mehr News Agency (2020-11-21). Zarif's trip to Russia, Azerbaijan postponed. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Nov. 21 (MNA) — Foreign Ministry spokesman announced on Sat. Iranian FM Zarif's trip to Russia, Azerbaijan has been postponed.

news.un (2020-11-21). 'We see the sparks before they turn into fires': training women to avoid conflict in Sierra Leone. news.un.org In the West African country of Sierra Leone, the UN is supporting a government programme, training women and men to take on leadership roles in areas such as peacebuilding, with the aim of promoting peace and non-violence.

_____ (2020-11-21). Over 100 Rebellions In Jails And Prisons Over COVID19 Conditions. popularresistance.org U.S jails and prisons, already death traps, have been completely ravaged by COVID-19. Crowded quarters, a lack of PPE, inadequate medical care, an aging population, and unsanitary conditions have contributed to an infection rate 5.5 times higher than the already ballooned average in the U.S. As of this writing, over 252,000 people in jails and prisons have been infected and at least 1,450 incarcerated people and officers have died from the novel coronavirus. Evidence suggests these figures are underreported, however.

_____ (2020-11-21). Nurse Survey Exposes Hospitals' Failure To Prepare For Covid-19 Surge. popularresistance.org National Nurses United's new nationwide survey of more than 15,000 registered nurses reveals that 11 months into the pandemic, hospitals are failing to prepare for a surge of Covid-19 cases during flu season and that basic infection control and prevention measures are still lacking. Nurses cite the health care industry's inappropriate pursuit of profit during this public health crisis as the main reason for its failure to follow the proper infection control measures that nurses have been demanding since the beginning of the pandemic.

Seye Abimbola, Madhukar Pai (2020-11-21). [Perspectives] Will global health survive its decolonisation? thelancet.com There are growing calls to decolonise global health. This process is only just beginning. But what would success look like? Will global health survive its decolonisation? This is a question that fills us with imagination. It is a question that makes us reflect on what Martin Luther King Jr saw when he said in 1968, in the last speech he gave before he was killed, that "I've been to the mountaintop…and I've seen the Promised Land." If what he saw was an equal, inclusive, and diverse world without a hint of supremacy, then, that world is still elusive.

Lynda Carson (2020-11-21). Twelve deaths at Oakland's Mercy Retirement and Care Center. indybay.org Coronavirus Covid-19 Ravages Oakland's Mercy Retirement and Care Center:…

Geoff Watts (2020-11-21). [Obituary] Frank von Sonnenburg. thelancet.com Specialist in infectious diseases and travel medicine. He was born on May 8, 1946, in Munich, Germany, and died there of brain cancer on Aug 21, 2020, aged 74 years.

Protest Facebook Coalition (2020-11-21). Saturday 11/21: Wake the ZUCK up! We won't let Facebook destroy our democracy. indybay.org Please join us outside Mark Zuckerberg's house in San Francisco. Facebook needs to stop election lies from running rampant on its platform. 3450 21st Street, San Francisco, CA 94110…

Victor Figueroa Clark (2020-11-21). What's next for Chile on the road to a new constitution. zcomm.org Chile's referendum result is a cry for progressive change, but the struggle to translate mass social mobilization into the drafting of a new constitution remains…

Michael Welch (2020-11-21). Conspiracy and Class Power: A Talk by Michael Parenti. globalresearch.ca "Those larger institutional forces are directed by conscious human agency, and those agencies use conspiracy or non-conspiracy, they use conspiratorial forces or non-conspiratorial forces, and that the conspiratorial forces are important, they're not rare exceptions, and that they are …

Mondialisation (2020-11-21). Os Euromisseis nucleares està£o de regresso. globalresearch.ca Quando há mais de cinco anos, referimos como título no 'il manifesto' (9 de Junho de 2015), "Será que os mísseis regressam a Comiso?", essa hipótese foi ignorada por todo o arco político e descartada como 'alarmista' por alguém que …

Mara Giavina-Bianchi, Andre P. Santos, Eduardo Cordioli (2020-11-21). Teledermatology reduces dermatology referrals and improves access to specialists. thelancet.com The use of teledermatology as a triage tool significantly reduced the waiting time for in-person visits, improving health care access and utilizing public resources wisely. Knowledge of sex, age, diagnoses and treatment of common skin conditions can enable public policies for the prevention and orientation of the population, as it can be used to train general physicians to address such cases.

Peoples Dispatch (2020-11-21). Feminist groups rally in support of the new abortion bill in Argentina. peoplesdispatch.org On November 18, thousands of women, feminist activists and LGBTQ community members mobilized across Argentina after President Alberto Fernandez sent a draft law on November 17 to Congress that aims at legalizing abortion…

David Giesen (2020-11-21). Saturday 11/21: Playing Monopoly for keeps: take the land, the money, or the housing? indybay.org Join Zoom Meeting | zoom.us/j/93956009800?pwd=SkIvZ01jdDltaX…

Tom Coburg (2020-11-21). Behind the shocking story of a 'spycop' who incited firebombing lies one of Britain's dirtiest secrets. thecanary.co Former construction worker Dave Smith of the Blacklist Support Group provided But there is far more to this story than meets the eye, with lives lost from terror and a web of intrigue that stretched all acr…

The Lancet (2020-11-21). [Editorial] COVID-19 vaccines: no time for complacency. thelancet.com "Yes. Yes. Yes." That was the response of John Bell, Regius Professor of Medicine at the University of Oxford, when asked whether we could be confident that life will be returning to normal by spring. He was being interviewed by the BBC shortly after the announcement last week by Pfizer and BioNTech that their COVID-19 vaccine candidate had 90% efficacy in clinical trials. Similar announcements about the Russian Sputnik V and Moderna vaccines followed soon after. The prospect of preventing illness and death, and avoiding the harm and misery of extended restrictions, is a cause for optimism.

Mehr News Agency (2020-11-21). 16th Resistance Intl. Film Festival enjoys strategic goals. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Nov. 21 (MNA) — Director of 16th Resistance International Film Festival Mehdi Azimi said this festival enjoys strategic goals.

Poor People's Campaign (2020-11-21). Monday 11/23: In Their Remembrance: From Mourning to a Moral Mandate Pandemic Interfaith Vigil w/ PPC. indybay.org Online via livestream direct from Washington D.C.

repost (2020-11-21). KPFA PNB Rep/KPFA Management Supporter & WBAI Coupster Sabrina Jacobs Gets Demand For Apo. indybay.org KPFA PNB Rep/KPFA Management Supporter & WBAI Coupster Sabrina Jacobs Gets Demand For Apology On Nicaragua Story…

Michael Ferschke and Charlie Post (2020-11-21). The New Deal and Self-destructive Donald Trump. indybay.org After the stock market crash of 1929, capitalism was hit by its worst depression to date. The U.S. economy was similarly hard hit as the German economy. From 1929 to 1932 industrial production halved and in a chain reaction over 5000 banks went bankrupt. Farmers' incomes shrank by 70 percent, unemployment rose to 25 percent, and there were no welfare state measures to cushion the misery.

Anthony Cartalucci (2020-11-21). iLaw's US-Funded Charter Proposal REJECTED. thealtworld.com Funded by the US government via the notorious National Endowment for Democracy (NED) — iLaw set about petitioning the Thai government to have the nation's entire constitution rewritten and rewritten in such a way as to make it easier for US-backed opposition parties to get into power. | The Thai parliament flatly rejected the proposal in part because of growing public awareness of iLaw's foreign funding and the massive conflict of interest this represents — not to mention the assault on Thailand's political independence it constitutes. | Hopefully this is the first step toward Thailand reviewing its…

Badri Raina (2020-11-21). Let the Elections To District Development Councils in Jammu & Kashmir Be Free and Fair. zcomm.org If a level playing field is not allowed and candidates of the Gupkar Alliance are suppressed, the exercise will have scant value…

Al-Thawra (2020-11-21). Poverty in Iraq's Basra rises to record 40%. indybay.org The Office of the High Commission for Human Rights (OHCHR) has warned that the Iraqi city and governorate of Basra is suffering from an increasingly high poverty rate, with almost 40 per cent of residents now living below the poverty line.

Yves Engler (2020-11-21). Double Standard Blatant on Israel and China "Foreign Influence" in Canada. dissidentvoice.org Foreign influence in Canada is bad if it comes from China, but not even worth mentioning if it comes from Israel. That seems to be the position of the Globe and Mail. Canada's 'paper of record' is so gripped with anti-Chinese fervor that it is blind to a blatant double standard. Contrasting the Globe and …

Direct Action Everywhere (2020-11-21). Thursday 11/26: Unlearn "Thanksgiving": Documentary & Discussion. indybay.org Online Zoom…

Brett Wilkins, staff writer (2020-11-21). Trump Administration Accused of Trying to Bully Banks Into Financing Arctic Fossil Fuel Extraction. commondreams.org "Contrary to the claims of oil-backed politicians, banks don't want to finance more drilling in the Arctic not because of some vast liberal conspiracy, but because it's bad business," said a Sierra Club leader. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Philip Ball (2020-11-21). [Perspectives] New narratives of life. thelancet.com To take on the question of this book's title, you probably have to be foolhardy or a Nobel laureate. Those aren't, of course, mutually exclusive categories, but fortunately Paul Nurse belongs to just one of them. This smart little book, What is Life?, has many of the qualities that Nurse has displayed as a public spokesperson for science, and a former president of the UK's Royal Society. It is concise, clear, careful, and considered. If there's one alliterative quality it lacks, it is completeness.

Prof Peter Dale Scott (2020-11-21). The JFK Assassination: Why CIA's Richard Helms Lied About Oswald. globalresearch.ca First published by GR in December 2015 | On April 26, 2018 the National Archive released 19045 classified documents on the JFK assassination: | In accordance with President Trump's direction on October 26, 2017, the National Archives today posted 19,045 documents subject …

Dr. Paul Craig Roberts (2020-11-21). John F. Kennedy Turned to Peace and Was Assassinated. Rejected US Military's "Operation Northwoods" False Flag. globalresearch.ca First published on July 21, 2016. In commemoration of the November 22, 1963 Assassination of JFK | Researchers who have investigated the assassination of President John F. Kennedy for 30 or more years have concluded that he was murdered by a …

Children's Health Defense (2020-11-21). FDA Lets Pfizer Test Experimental COVID-19 Vaccine on U.S. Children. globalresearch.ca Americans have been following COVID-19 vaccine trial developments for weeks, watching companies jockey for frontrunner status like contestants in a reality TV show. And though participants in some of the studies (by

Dr. Pascal Sacré (2020-11-21). The COVID-19 RT-PCR Test: How to Mislead All Humanity. Using a "Test" To Lock Down Society. globalresearch.ca The misuse of the RT-PCR technique is used as an intentional strategy by some governments, supported by scientific safety councils and by the dominant media, to justify the violation of a large number of constitutional rights, the destruction of the economy with the bankruptcy of entire active sectors of society,…

Andrew J Pollard, Oxford COVID Vaccine Trial Group (2020-11-21). [Comment] Notice of addendum to Article reporting Oxford trial of ChAdOx1 nCoV-19 vaccine. thelancet.com On request, and to aid others doing similar trials, we are publishing the full standard operating procedures (SOPs) for the Oxford University-sponsored trials of the ChAdOx1 nCoV-19 vaccine. Operational details about running clinical trials of COVID-19 vaccines in a pandemic are not generally available as they are contained in SOPs held at trial sites. These SOPs can provide additional insight into study conduct that assist with interpretation of the data. We have provided an additional appendix to our Article reporting the phase 1/2 findings1 to provide this information about the key processes guiding the Oxford…

Almira Tanner (2020-11-21). Five reasons why a moratorium is the right next step in our fight to #CancelAnimalAg. indybay.org If you're reading this, I likely don't need to tell you that something is deeply wrong and unjust about animal agriculture. This industry tortures and kills trillions of animals each year, forces marginalized people to work in unsafe and traumatizing environments, and is a leading contributor of greenhouse gases, ocean dead zones, and pandemic-causing zoonotic diseases. We need to completely abolish animal agriculture and transition to a more just, plant-based food system, but it's not going to happen overnight.

Zachary Conti (2020-11-21). As G20 Leaders Meet, US Supports Expanding Debt Relief for Countries that IMF Says are Left Out. indybay.org As G20 presidents and prime ministers convene, the IMF warns some countries are left out of the G20's new debt reduction process. Last Friday, the United States Treasury stated support for extending debt relief beyond the initial 73 poor countries which qualify for the G20 debt reduction process.

Mehr News Agency (2020-11-21). Not prudent to mix up JCPOA dossier with missile program. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Nov. 21 (MNA) – Russia's Permanent Rep. to Intl. Organizations in Vienna noted that It is not prudent to mix up the nuclear dossier and other issues including the missile program.

Colin Todhunter (2020-11-21). Dystopian "Great Reset": "Own Nothing and Be Happy", Being Human in 2030. globalresearch.ca The World Economic Forum's (WEF) annual meeting at the end of January in Davos, Switzerland, brings together international business and political leaders, economists and other high-profile individuals to discuss global issues. Driven by the vision of its influential CEO Klaus …

CLBSUB (2020-11-21). Monday 11/23: Paul Celan: Honoring the 100th Birthday of the Poet & Holocaust Survivor. indybay.org Online event (FREE)…

_____ (2020-11-21). Bags And Balloons: Plastic Pollution Choking Sea Life. popularresistance.org A dead manatee in Florida was found to have swallowed so many plastic bags they formed a cantaloupe-sized ball in its stomach, while a baby turtle had its intestines perforated by tiny plastic fragments. | They are some of 1,800 marine mammals and turtles found to have ingested or been entangled by plastic along American coastlines since 2009, according to a report from conservation NGO Oceana published Thursday. | The group's report attempts to describe the cumulative impact of plastic pollution on marine fauna in the United States in the last decade, despite growing recycling practices.

C. Douglas Lummis (2020-11-21). 'We Won't Quit Until We Stop It'. zcomm.org Despite the pandemic, US-backed ravaging of Okinawa continues. So does the people's direct action…

UC Santa Cruz (2020-11-21). Tuesday 12/1: UCSC's African-American Theater Arts Troupe: Building Community for 30 Years. indybay.org Online, virtual event…

Baba Aye (2020-11-21). Nigeria: "We Will Fight For Our Total Liberation" zcomm.org Nigeria is the most populous country on the African continent, with just over two hundred million inhabitants. The Oct. 3 killing of a young man by the brutal SARS police unit has sparked a nationwide uprising…

Megan Tatum (2020-11-21). [World Report] China's fertility treatment boom. thelancet.com The end of the one-child policy and social shifts have increased demand for fertility treatments. Many patients are turning to medical tourism. Megan Tatum reports.

Skyline Church (2020-11-21). Sunday 11/22: Gratitude in Remembering Plymouth, Benjamin Mertz, Guest Skyline Church. indybay.org Online at Skyline Church via Zoom…

Peoples Dispatch (2020-11-21). Human rights organizations condemn arrest of Egyptian activists. peoplesdispatch.org Three functionaries of the Egyptian Initiative for Personal Rights, Gasser Abdel-Razek, Karim Ennarah and Mohammed Basheer, have been arrested over the past week. They have been sent into pre-trial detention…

Subodh Varma (2020-11-21). India gears up for historic workers' & farmers' joint protest on Nov 26-27. peoplesdispatch.org These are the latest in a wave of protests against the refusal to increase wages, increasing contractualization of workforce, dilution and dismantling of protective labor laws, price rise and unemployment, and other such policies of the Modi govt.

Sandipan Talukdar (2020-11-21). COVID-19: Study suggests immunity against SARS-CoV-2 could last for six months. peoplesdispatch.org The study analyzed the immune memory against the virus in 185 patients who had recovered from COVID-19. These included patients who were asymptomatic and those who exhibited severe clinical symptoms…

Dalia Alhosain, Lamia Kouba, Asmaa Dandashy, Wael Jejan (2020-11-21). [Clinical Picture] A painful lump on a teenager's toe is a benign enchondroma. thelancet.com A 16-year-old girl attended our outpatient clinic complaining about a hard lump on the second toe of her left foot. She said it had been present for 6 years, but that in the past 3 months it had become moderately painful and that the pain was aggravated by walking. She said that the lump had not increased in size. She reported no history of trauma and no relevant medical history.

Richard Horton (2020-11-21). [Comment] Offline: Holocaust education—a medical imperative. thelancet.com As school students in England in the 1970s, we were taught the bare facts of the Holocaust. And that is where we left it. A fact of history, a fact certainly to be remembered, yet a fact that seemed very distant from contemporary times. But last week, the Ontario Medical Association, together with Doctors Against Racism and Anti-Semitism, held a webinar to discuss the case for teaching the Holocaust in medical schools. The meeting was led by Dr Frank Sommers, a professor of psychiatry at the University of Toronto.

Mehr News Agency (2020-11-21). Historical village of Yaseh Chah. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Nov. 21 (MNA) — Located in Shahr-e Kord County, Chaharmahal and Bakhtiari Province, Yaseh Chah is a village in which there is no public transport. It's like a desert town built in the mountains. Houses made from mud and brick.

SNS (2020-11-21). Underreported Cause Of Covid-19 Deaths. indybay.org The filthiest places in any country are the slaughterhouses. Animals are defecating and urinating in terror. Their blood spills everywhere.

Editor (2020-11-21). The Imperative to Achieve Medicare for All. scheerpost.com By Dr. Margaret Flowers / Popular Resistance Health care will be a major issue early in the new Biden/Harris administration. Unemployment is still high with over a million people applying for unemployment benefits last week and 42.6% of working age people without a job. In the United States, losing employment often means losing health insurance. On top of the 30 million people who are already… |

Munyaradzi Makoni (2020-11-21). [World Report] Violence leads to health emergencies in Mozambique. thelancet.com Displaced by war, thousands of people in Mozambique are at risk of infectious disease. Munyaradzi Makoni reports.

Santa Cruz Police News (2020-11-21). Tuesday 11/24: Police Reforms Before Santa Cruz City Council. indybay.org Santa Cruz City Council Meeting (online): | ecm.cityofsantacruz.com/OnBaseAgendaOnli…

Mehr News Agency (2020-11-21). Tehran to host "5th IRAN REC" on Dec. 16. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Nov. 21 (MNA) — The 5th Iran Renewable Energy Conference and Exhibition (IRAN REC) and 2nd National Renewable Energy Award will be held in Tehran on Dec. 16 through online.

Jonathan Cook (2020-11-21). Netanyahu Seeks to Smash the Joint List and Cement Permanent Rule by Israel's Far-Right. dissidentvoice.org Israel's prime minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, is only weeks away from the scheduled start of his long-awaited corruption trial — the endgame in a series of investigations that have been looming over him for years. As a result, he has been taking extraordinary measures to save his political skin. One of the most surprising is his …

Ramzy Baroud (2020-11-20). As Israel Destroys EU Projects in Palestine, European Foreign Policy Remains Impotent. dissidentvoice.org Belgium is furious. On November 6, the Belgian government condemned Israel's destruction of Belgian-funded homes in the Occupied Palestinian West Bank. Understandably, Brussels wants the Israeli government to pay compensation for the unwarranted destruction. The Israeli response was swift: a resounding 'no'. The diplomatic row is likely to fizzle out soon; neither will Israel cease …

Paul Antonopoulos (2020-11-20). Hungary-led Vetoes Against New EU Budget Further Fragments the Bloc's Unity. globalresearch.ca Hungary, Poland and Slovenia have blocked the EU's budget and post-COVID recovery plan in order to oppose conditions that European aid must be connected to "respecting the rule of law." Budapest, which is leading the veto, blocked the budget after …

Special to People's World (2020-11-20). The shaman's message: An urgent cry from the Amazon. peoplesworld.org The entire world knows by now how urgently the Amazon rainforest needs protection from the ravages of destruction, deforestation, Western invasion and settlement. One might say, from capitalism itself. And now from a pandemic against which the Indigenous peoples have little to no defense. "The Shaman's Message" is a short (just over two minutes), newly …

_____ (2020-11-20). The AMA Officially Recognized Racism As A Public-Health Threat. popularresistance.org The American Medical Association has officially defined racism as a public health threat that has created substantial health inequality. | Racism, both systemic and structural, has historically perpetuated health inequality and cut short the lives of many Black, indigenous, and people of color (BIPOC) in the US and around the world. | Over the last year, a number of county and state authorities have also labelled racism a public health threat. | Among them are county councils in San Bernardino, California, and Montgomery, Maryland, as well as authorities in Michigan, Nevada, Cleveland, Denver, and Indianapolis.

WSWS (2020-11-20). War crimes report: Australian special forces murdered 39 Afghans. wsws.org The report whitewashes successive governments and the military command, but the killings it documents underscore the utter criminality of the 19-year occupation of Afghanistan.

Dave Lindorff (2020-11-20). Trump and Giuliani Go Full IS in Attack on Biden and Democrats. counterpunch.org It's often been noted that countries that go to war tend to adopt the behaviors of their enemies in fighting them, and then bring that war and the techniques they have appropriated home where they begin to apply them domestically. For at least two decades, since the US in 2001 launched its so-called "War" on

Andrea Germanos, staff writer (2020-11-20). Ilhan Omar to President-elect Biden: Seize 'Once-in-a-Generation' Chance to End Disastrous US Foreign Policy. commondreams.org In an op-ed at The Nation, the Minnesota Democrat explains how the Biden White House can forge a path "toward justice." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Jessica Corbett, staff writer (2020-11-20). 'Looks Like the Crazy Lady Has Logged On': Rep. Ilhan Omar Welcomes QAnon Conspiracy Theorist Marjorie Taylor Greene to Congress. commondreams.org The incoming congresswoman attacked Omar for sparring with GOP Sen. Kelly Loeffler, who faces a runoff election in Georgia this January. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Noam Chomsky (2020-11-20). Statement by Noam Chomsky and Vijay Prashad on the Tata Lit Fest. peoplesdispatch.org Noam Chomsky and Vijay Prashad issue a statement following the abrupt cancellation of the dialogue that was scheduled to be held as part of the Mumbai (Tata) Lit Fest on Friday…

Vijay Prashad (2020-11-20). It is freedom, only freedom which can quench our thirst. mronline.org In the 1980s, after Mozambique won its independence from Portugal in 1974, the South African apartheid regime and the settler-colonial army of Rhodesia backed an anti-communist faction against the government of the Mozambique Liberation Front (FRELIMO).

Mark Fiore (2020-11-20). Let's Give Trump A Little Help. progressive.org The only way Donald Trump will leave the White House is if we convince him he'll be better off out of office.

Peter Koenig (2020-11-20). The Secret Agenda of the World Bank and IMF. dissidentvoice.org The World Bank and the International Monetary Fund (IMF) work hand in glove — smoothly. Not only are they regularly lending huge sums of money to horror regimes around the world, but they blackmail poor nations into accepting draconian conditions imposed by the west. In other words, the WB and the IMF are guilty of …

Reese Erlich (2020-11-20). Foreign Correspondent: The Upcoming Fights Over COVID-19 Vaccines. progressive.org Who will be vaccinated first, and in what countries?

Martha Grevatt (2020-11-20). Yet another death in Cleveland jail. workers.org Cleveland On Nov. 9 Shone Trawick became the third person to die in Cleveland's Cuyahoga County Jail this year and the 12th jail death since June 2018. Trawick is the first casualty to be blamed on violence by another prisoner. Those in nearby cells reportedly screamed for help on hearing . . . |

Rev. William Alberts (2020-11-20). "One Nation, Indivisible, Under God . . ." But Whose God? counterpunch.org Many people take for granted what one means when he or she refers to "God." It is assumed that "God" has a common meaning . That assumption is implied in the countless generalized references to "God" made by politicians, journalists, other media persons, faith leaders, and citizens. Herein lays a shared — and dangerous —

Stephen Lendman (2020-11-20). Possible US Strike on Iran? globalresearch.ca Since Iran ended a generation of US/UK-installed fascist tyranny in 1979, both wings of US duopoly rule waged dirty war on the country and its people by other means. | They stopped short of attacking Iranian territory militarily. | Will US hardliners …

Stephen Lendman (2020-11-20). A Preview of How a Biden/Harris Regime May Operate. "Hired Guns" and the Role of "Registered Lobbyists" globalresearch.ca What's coming if Biden/Harris succeed Trump begins with regime appointees. | According to the Wall Street Journal, the Biden/Harris transition team includes "at least 40 registered lobbyists" — hired guns for special interests. | Bringing them onboard is one of many examples …

Pip Hinman (2020-11-20). Socialists welcome Green New Deal motion passed in Victorian parliament. greenleft.org.au The passing of the Greens-initiated motion for a Green New Deal in the Victorian Legislative Council is a significant step forward, writes Sue Bolton.

La Riva (2020-11-20). La Riva for president campaign makes major strides for socialist movement. liberationnews.org The Party for Socialism and Liberation congratulates all our members and supporters who worked so hard to carry out the far-reaching socialist campaign of Gloria La Riva for President and Sunil Freeman for Vice President.

_____ (2020-11-20). Jewish-Led Groups Condemn Pompeo For Declaring Boycott-Divestment Movement Anti-Semitic. popularresistance.org Jewish peace activists led a wave of stinging rebuke of U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo Thursday after he declared the peaceful Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) movement for Palestinian human rights "anti-Semitic" while visiting an illegal Israeli settler colony built on stolen West Bank land. | Pompeo became the first top U.S. diplomat to visit an Israeli settlement in the unlawfully occupied West Bank of Palestine as he lunched at a winery in Psagot, located on a hill formerly known as Jabel Tawil until Israeli forces conquered it in 1967.

Shatha Hammad (2020-11-20). Palestinians with disabilities battling PA for vital healthcare. middleeasteye.net Palestinians with disabilities battling PA for vital healthcare | Covid-19 has exposed a deeply flawed health insurance system that lets disabled Palestinians down badly | Fri, 11/20/2020 – 16: 17 | Disability rights activists including Abdelrahman Awwad (C) and Shatha Abu Srour (R) have staged a sit-in for nearly three weeks in Ramallah. The banner reads: "We die of coronavirus and we die of medic…

Jack Rasmus (2020-11-20). US Political Crisis Just Entered More Dangerous Phase. zcomm.org Not only can the Electoral College thwart the popular vote for president; but there are even more nefarious ways for political elites to circumvent the Electoral College if they don't like it…

Brett Wilkins, staff writer (2020-11-20). By Rejecting WTO Drug Patent Waivers Amid Pandemic, Richest Nations Put Big Pharma Profits Before Health of Billions. commondreams.org Rich countries—accused of hoarding future vaccines—are being urged to support a "humanitarian buffer" to innoculate refugees and people in conflict zones. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Binoy Kampmark (2020-11-20). Dim Halos: Suppressing the Cult of Pope John Paul II. dissidentvoice.org As chief conductor of the saint factory, Pope John Paul II was always going to be, in time, canonised. Almost 500 saints were created under his watch. The previous 600 years had seen 300. But declaring him a saint in 2014, a mere nine years after his death, was speedy by the standards of the …

Binoy Kampmark (2020-11-20). COVID Offices and the Religion of Remote Work. counterpunch.org Masks can prove liberating. The hidden face affords security. Obnoxious authority breathes better, hiding in comfort. Behind the material, confidence finds a home. While tens of millions of jobs have been lost to the novel coronavirus globally, security services, surveillance officers and pen pushers are thriving, policing admissions to facilities, churning through health and safety

Dr. Binoy Kampmark (2020-11-20). Suppressing the Cult of Pope John Paul II. The Cardinal McCarrick Affair. globalresearch.ca As chief conductor of the saint factory, Pope John Paul II was always going to be, in time, canonised. Almost 500 saints were created under his watch. The previous 600 years had seen 300. But declaring him a saint in …

Andrea Germanos, staff writer (2020-11-20). 'Monstrous Behavior': Mnuchin Slammed for Biden 'Snub' That Could Sabotage US Economic Recovery. commondreams.org On his way out the door, said one Nobel-winning economist, "Mnuchin is effectively trying to create a financial crisis.' | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Editor (2020-11-20). How to End the War in Afghanistan (Video). scheerpost.com The U.S. war on Afghanistan is in its 19th year. Enough is enough! Ann Wright is the moderator. Panelists are Kathy Kelly, Matthew Hoh, Rory Fanning, Danny Sjursen, and Arash Azizzada. Ann Wright is a retired Army Colonel who became a US diplomat for 16 years in US Embassies in Grenada, Nicaragua, Somalia, Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan, …

Dan Cohen (2020-11-20). How Joe Biden Plans to Make The American Empire Great Again. mintpressnews.com Behind his rhetoric, Joe Biden will seek nothing less than global supremacy, escalating a new and even more dangerous arms race that risks the destruction of humanity, what he calls "decency" and "normalcy."

commondreams (2020-11-20). Opposition Parties Need to Push to Turn Net Zero Into a Made-in-Canada Green New Deal. commondreams.org ______________________________…

Editor (2020-11-20). Elections Proved Americans Are Done with the Drug War. scheerpost.com By Lee Camp / Original to ScheerPost Something seismic happened in this election and it has nothing to do with Joe Biden winning. And yes, Joe Biden did indeed win. I'm sorry for those of you Trump fans who believe the election was rigged against him. It simply wasn't. Yes, millions of Americans were indeed purged from the voter rolls — but they were mostly people of color. So if MAGA Nation are… |

Lee Camp (2020-11-20). Despite Media Blackout — The Elections Proved Americans Are Done With The Drug War. counterpunch.org Something seismic happened in this election and it has nothing to do with Joe Biden winning. And yes, Joe Biden did indeed win. I'm sorry for those of you Trump fans who believe the election was rigged against him. It simply wasn't. Yes, millions of Americans were indeed purged from the voter rolls — but

Ted Rall (2020-11-20). Why The Democrats Keep Losing. counterpunch.org Why, Democrats have been asking, do so many poor white people vote for a Republican Party that doesn't care about or do anything for them? The most common reply is: Democrats are snobby coastal elites who talk down to them. Classic example, courtesy of Obama: "They [voters in the Rust Belt] get bitter, they cling to

Alan Macleod (2020-11-20). Shocking New Figures Show How Just Much the US is Fueling the Violence in Yemen. mintpressnews.com New figures from the UN and the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute show that since the war in Yemen began, the US has sold over $13 billion in high-tech weapons to Saudi Arabia, making the Kingdom a cash cow for US weapons makers.

Staff (2020-11-20). "A Huge Blow to Civil Society": Egypt Arrests Leading Human Rights Monitors in Latest Crackdown. democracynow.org In Egypt, the executive director of the country's leading human rights group has been arrested as part of an unprecedented crackdown on activists and journalists. Gasser Abdel-Razek was arrested at his home just days after two other staffers for the Egyptian Initiative for Personal Rights were also arrested. The move signals a major escalation of repression from the government of President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi, who has imprisoned thousands of people since he came to power after the 2013 overthrow of former President Mohamed Morsi. "These arrests are a huge blow to civil society in Egypt," says Sharif Abdel Kouddo…

Jane Cutter (2020-11-20). Tacoma, Wa. activists take over vacant school for emergency housing. liberationnews.org Liberation News eyewitness report!

Arielle Robinson (2020-11-20). Marietta, Ga., demonstrators demand 'Justice for Vincent Truitt,' Black youth gunned down by police. workers.org Marietta, Ga. About 75 demonstrators rallied at Marietta Square on Nov. 14, demanding justice for 17-year-old Vincent Truitt, a Black teenager who had been killed by Cobb County Police. He was shot twice in the back by an unidentified police officer on July 13, as he ran away from the . . . |

MEE staff (2020-11-20). Turkey's Erdogan and Saudi king agree to solve issues through dialogue. middleeasteye.net Turkey's Erdogan and Saudi king agree to solve issues through dialogue | In phone call, two leaders agree to keep channels of communication open to improve bilateral ties and overcome issues | Fri, 11/20/2020 – 22: 30 | Ankara and Riyadh have been at odds for years over foreign policy and attitudes towards Islamist political groups (AFP/File photo) | Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Saudi Arabia's Ki…

Sheren Khalel (2020-11-20). 'The French government has no right': CAIR slams Macron's 'ultimatum' to Muslims. middleeasteye.net 'The French government has no right': CAIR slams Macron's 'ultimatum' to Muslims | Muslim-American civil rights group labels French president's order to establish 'National Council of Imams' under government parameters 'hypocritical and dangerous' | Fri, 11/20/2020 – 19: 58 | "> | The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) condemned French President Emmanuel Macro…

Raul Diego (2020-11-20). Predictive Programming? Israeli Publishers Have Been Writing About a COVID-Like Pandemic for Years. mintpressnews.com The general public's willing acceptance of the draconian restrictions placed on mobility and freedom of assembly due to the coronavirus was "predicted" in fictional novels and other artistic creations over the last few decades. Is it a matter of life imitating art or something more sinister?

Global Research News (2020-11-20). Selected Articles: Nuclear Euromissiles Are Back. globalresearch.ca By A few days ago, on November 6, Lockheed Martin (the same company that produces the F-35s) signed a first $ 340 million contract with the US Army for the …

Al Neal (2020-11-20). A Broader View: Those at risk on our streets. peoplesworld.org In the early morning hours, our eyes adjust to the golden haze beneath an indifferent city skyline. The flicker of red taillights, the smell of noxious exhaust fumes, and the orchestral cadence of honking and revving engines assault our senses. It isolates us within a car's four doors and obscures the life happening all around …

Sheren Khalel (2020-11-20). Campaigns to boycott Saudi Arabia G20 summit gain momentum. middleeasteye.net Campaigns to boycott Saudi Arabia G20 summit gain momentum | From hashtags to petitions, damning statements and full-page newspaper ads, human rights groups demand kingdom be held accountable | Fri, 11/20/2020 – 17: 12 | G20 logo is projected at historical al-Tarif in Diriyah district on outskirts of Saudi capital, Riyadh, on 20 November (AFP) | Human rights groups and activists have intensified ca…

Simon Hooper (2020-11-20). EU trained Algeria and Morocco police in online disinformation tactics. middleeasteye.net EU trained Algeria and Morocco police in online disinformation tactics | Courses funded by European Union taught surveillance methods including data harvesting and use of 'sock puppets' | Fri, 11/20/2020 – 13: 09 | Algerian security forces face protesters during a demonstration in Algiers in March 2019 (AFP) | The European Union is training police and security forces in North African countries in surv…

The Canary (2020-11-20). Proposed £21 'coronavirus hike' on household energy bills slammed as 'shocking' and 'farcical'. thecanary.co British households may have to shoulder a hike on their energy bills from the beginning of April because of new proposals from Ofgem. The suggestion is already drawing strong criticism from groups which claim the energy companies have been "ripping us all off, plunging people into fuel poverty while raking in juicy profits". | Increase: | The regulator has proposed an increase to the maximum many households can be charged on their bills, claiming that the pandemic is putting pressure on energy companies. | Ofgem said it is considering a £21 per household coronavirus hike to the default price cap whe…

MEE staff (2020-11-20). US senators urge Egypt to take action in case of detained Christian activist. middleeasteye.net US senators urge Egypt to take action in case of detained Christian activist | Legislators ask Cairo to allow fair trial for Ramy Kamel or drop charges and release him | Fri, 11/20/2020 – 19: 02 | Ramy Kamel is prominent Coptic Christian activist and founder of rights group Maspero Youth Union (Twitter) | A pair of bipartisan senators called on the Egyptian government to take action in the case of an imprisone…

Mark Gruenberg (2020-11-20). Iowa Tyson pork plant bosses bet on how many workers coronavirus would kill. peoplesworld.org WATERLOO, Iowa—This story is unbelievable but apparently true, and it's so sick that it's no joke: Bosses at the Tyson Foods pork processing plant in Waterloo, Iowa, not only didn't protect their workers against the coronavirus, but set up a betting pool on how many workers would get sick and how many would die. The …

Habibulah Mohamed Lamin (2020-11-20). Tired of stalemate, Sahrawis support Polisario military action against Morocco. middleeasteye.net Tired of stalemate, Sahrawis support Polisario military action against Morocco | The absence of a quick resolution to the recent flare-up in Western Sahara risks a wider regional conflict | Fri, 11/20/2020 – 10: 01 | A handout picture published by the Moroccan army shows tents used by the Polisario Front ablaze near the Mauritanian bor…

Derek Ford (2020-11-20). Indianapolis movement defeats ruling-class attack on the poor. liberationnews.org Yet the struggle is far from over.

Betsey Piette (2020-11-20). Pennsylvania prisons: Breeding grounds for coronavirus. workers.org Philadelphia When the coronavirus first became a global pandemic in the spring of 2020, there were widespread demands, met with promises from state officials, to release particularly vulnerable incarcerated workers. Some states and municipalities did release people, but never in the numbers the situation warranted. In April, protesters in Philadelphia . . . |

RT (2020-11-20). Police in Germany launch homicide probe into doctor who allegedly gave 2 Covid patients lethal injection. rt.com German police are investigating a doctor who allegedly killed two critically ill Covid-19 patients, who were being treated in intensive care, with a lethal injection, a spokesperson said on Friday. | The doctor, who has worked at Essen University Hospital as a senior physician since February, was arrested on November 18 on suspicion of intentionally fatally injecting the two men, the public prosecutor's office in Essen said on Friday. | "There is a suspicion that the doctor deliberately and illegally administered drugs to seriously ill people in their last phase of life, which led to their immediate death," in…

Patricia Gorky (2020-11-20). Georgia emerges as central target of far right mobilization. liberationnews.org Tensions in Georgia, a state playing a key role in the outcome of the 2020 election, are rising. Far right groups continue to mobilize around the unfounded claims of widespread election fraud in the state.

Robert Hunziker (2020-11-20). Expert IPCC Reviewer Speaks Out. counterpunch.org Expert IPCC Reviewer Speaks Out Roger Hallam, co-founder of Extinction Rebellion/XR recently interviewed Peter Carter, M.D., who has the distinguished title — Expert IPCC Reviewer for the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. The interview was conducted to get to the bottom of what science says about the state of affairs, specifically the health of the

Mark Gruenberg (2020-11-20). People's World takes sides. Yours. peoplesworld.org Dear People's World readers: First things first…THANK YOU! Thank you for reading People's World and the news we bring you from a worker's point of view. Thank you for reading People's World to find information and analysis the mainstream media doesn't cover. And thank you for giving us at People's World the freedom to …

Mark Gruenberg (2020-11-20). 22 million jobless, Senate Republicans go home for Thanksgiving without passing aid. peoplesworld.org &nbsp…

MEE and agencies (2020-11-20). UN warns $200m needed for Ethiopian refugees fleeing into Sudan. middleeasteye.net UN warns $200m needed for Ethiopian refugees fleeing into Sudan | Ethiopians escaping Tigray region where Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed has launched a military operation | Fri, 11/20/2020 – 14: 49 | Ethiopian refugees who fled fighting in Tigray province are pictured at the Um Rakuba camp in Sudan's eastern Gedaref province (AFP) | Around $200m is needed to accommodate the thousands of refugee…

Barbara Russum (2020-11-20). People's World will always be there with the real news. peoplesworld.org I first encountered the Daily World at a rally to free Angela Davis in 1971. An elderly Black gentleman wearing a suit and tie offered me a paper and we chatted a while. I worked in the Chicago Loop and happened upon the rally. Other papers were handed out, but the Daily World was the …

John Davis (2020-11-20). The Nation's New Crime Boss. counterpunch.org In this time of a recalcitrant lame duck who, it is widely proclaimed, threatened and continues to threaten 'democracy' – the fig leaf of respectability under which the nation's criminality festers – liberal triumphalism is shadowed by a residual anguish that rises to fever pitch when confronted by criticisms of Biden, or suggestions raised, in the enclaves of the enlightened, that he is not the savior whom we all seek.

Anand Naidoo (2020-11-20). The Heat: Unimaginable loss in U.S. to COVID-19. america.cgtn.com An unimaginable loss in the United States, more than 250,000 Americans have now lost their lives to COVID-19.

Deirdre Griswold (2020-11-20). Capitalists profit off pandemic. workers.org Many countries around the world have successfully contained the coronavirus. Most notable is China, the most populous nation and the place where the virus first appeared. As of Nov. 15, China reported a total of 4,634 deaths from COVID-19 and only 13 new cases. (worldometers.info/coronavirus) Here in the United States, . . . |

Jonathan Cook (2020-11-20). "I Am Greta" isn't About Climate Change. It's About the Elusiveness of Sanity in an Insane World. counterpunch.org Erich Fromm, the renowned German-Jewish social psychologist who was forced to flee his homeland in the early 1930s as the Nazis came to power, offered a disturbing insight later in life on the relationship between society and the individual. In the mid-1950s, his book The Sane Society suggested that insanity referred not simply to the

C.J. Atkins (2020-11-20). Is there life after coronavirus? China proved pandemic can be controlled. peoplesworld.org TORONTO—Nine months ago, in early February, People's World interviewed Lupin, a 26-year-old man from Wuhan, China. At the time, his hometown was the epicenter of what scientists were still calling the "novel coronavirus," a pneumonia-like illness which soon sparked a pandemic that engulfed the entire world. Lupin was working overseas in Canada but had returned …

RT (2020-11-20). Trudeau rules out a 'normal Christmas' as Covid-19 cases spike in Canada & health chiefs sound alarm. rt.com Canada's health system will be "in trouble" if the daily number of Covid-19 cases continues to rise, health chiefs have warned, as Prime Minister Justin Trudeau urged the country to "hang in there" and follow the health measures. | A second wave of the virus has forced 10 Canadian provinces to reimpose restrictions, amid predictions that the number of cases could shoot from the current level of 5,000 a day to 60,000 by the end of the year if people don't further limit their social contacts. | "We are facing winter that's going to drive people inside more and more, and we're really at risk of seeing caseloads g…

RT (2020-11-20). Madrid region to close for 10 days in December to limit holiday travel amid Covid pandemic. rt.com The Spanish region of Madrid will close for 10 days early next month to try to curb Covid infections by preventing people from traveling to or from the area over a national holiday. | Madrid's regional authorities said on Friday that they would prevent people from leaving and entering for 10 days from December 4 in an effort to slow the spread of the virus, particularly given that large numbers usually travel around the December 6 Constitution Day holiday. | "We want to be in the best possible condition by Christmas," senior Madrid health official Antonio Zapatero said. | The country has reported 1.54 million…

Staff (2020-11-20). K-9 attacks: The new (old) face of police brutality. therealnews.com Indiana mother Jennifer Fleming speaks out about the brutal and excessive police dog attack on her 19-year-old daughter, and calls for police to rethink how these animals and their handlers are trained.

MEE and agencies (2020-11-20). Macron accuses Turkey of stoking anti-France sentiment in Africa. middleeasteye.net Macron accuses Turkey of stoking anti-France sentiment in Africa | Tensions have risen between Paris and Ankara over the French president's defence of caricatures of the Prophet Muhammad | Fri, 11/20/2020 – 13: 57 | Macron at a press conference at the G5 Sahel summit on 30 June 2020 in the Mauritanian capital Nouakchott (AFP) | French President Emmanuel Macron accused Turkey on Friday of p…

Beau Peters (2020-11-20). Ways You Can Help Eliminate Global Poverty. dissidentvoice.org Image Source: Pexels The planet may feel like a smaller place, thanks to the ease of travel and the internet, but the World Health Organization (WHO) reports that "approximately 1.2 billion people in the world live in extreme poverty" and earn less than a single dollar per day. Poverty affects the health and livelihood of …

Greg Kearney (2020-11-20). Newspapers everywhere are in financial trouble, so is People's World. peoplesworld.org

Dennis Broe (2020-11-20). 'Lovecraft Country': Liberating 1950s apartheid America one monster at a time. peoplesworld.org It's now a done deal with the series already out in its entirety, but the best pilot and one of the best shows of the year is HBO's Lovecraft Country. The series is a second stunner by showrunner Misha Green after the too quickly aborted success of Underground, about the underground railroad. Lovecraft Country refashions …

RT (2020-11-20). UK requests Pfizer & BioNTech jab assessment from regulator, hopes to start Covid vaccinations 'next month'. rt.com The British government has requested that the UK's Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) assess the Pfizer and BioNTech vaccine, as Health Secretary Matt Hancock hopes to roll it out from December. | "I can confirm that the government has formally asked the MHRA to assess the Pfizer BioNTech vaccine for its suitability for authorisation," Hancock told journalists at a press conference on Friday, calling it the "first step" on the way towards the vaccine's approval. | "If the regulator approves a vaccine, we will be ready to start the vaccination next month, with the bulk of the rollout in…

Mohammad Ayesh (2020-11-20). Arabic press review: Third of Jordanian children suffer from anaemia. middleeasteye.net Arabic press review: Third of Jordanian children suffer from anaemia | Jordanian health official warns of health crisis in the kingdom, while the UAE institute visa restrictions for Tunisians | Fri, 11/20/2020 – 11: 33 | Yemeni Aymen, who is suffering from a congenital spinal malformation, receives treatment at a private hospital in the Jordanian capital Amman (AFP) | Third of Jordan's child…

A Guest Author (2020-11-20). 'Accelerate our efforts' to free Mumia. workers.org By Angela Davis Professor Angela Davis, herself once a political prisoner, is a founding member of Critical Resistance, a national organization dedicated to dismantling the prison industrial complex. On Nov. 16, Davis delivered the following remarks during the virtual press conference "Freedom & Abolition: A critical moment in the fight . . . |

MEE staff (2020-11-20). UN experts warn 50 people face possible executions in Iraq after unfair trials. middleeasteye.net UN experts warn 50 people face possible executions in Iraq after unfair trials | After 21 executions this week, UN experts urge Baghdad to halt mass capital punishment | Fri, 11/20/2020 – 22: 08 | Statement by UN experts notes there are currently about 4,000 prisoners slated for execution (AFP/File photo) | UN human rights experts have said 50 Iraqi prisoners face possible execution next week following convict…

Joe Glenton (2020-11-20). Bombs not food: Labour backs massive Tory military budget. thecanary.co Labour has backed a gigantic war budget hike It is The defence of the realm is the first duty of government. | We are investin…

RT (2020-11-20). 'Privacy' or 'profit'? Giant corporations Apple & Facebook clash over collecting people's personal data. rt.com Apple has slammed Facebook over indiscriminately syphoning users' personal data as it pushed for its own latest privacy feature. The social media giant, in turn, said Apple's update is about market dominance, not privacy. | "Facebook executives have made clear their intent is to collect as much data as possible," Apple's director for global privacy, Jane Horvath, said in a

Prabhat Patnaik (2020-11-20). Capitalism and inheritance. mronline.org IT is often believed that the ability to pass on property to one's progeny is an essential element of capitalism, without which the capitalists' incentives will dry up and the system will lose its dynamism.

Editor (2020-11-20). Thomas Frank: Don't Believe Anything You Were Told About Populism. scheerpost.com The word "populism" gets a bad rap these days as corporate media warns of its alleged dangers and President Barack Obama goes so far as to blame Sarah Palin for its recent rise. But, according to Thomas Frank, the founding editor of The Baffler and author of What's the Matter with Kansas and his new book, The People, No, a detailed account about the history of populism in the United States… |

Lynda Carson (2020-11-20). John Harris donates fabulous guitar collection to San Francisco Conservatory of Music. indybay.org The Harris Guitar Collection:…

David Rosen (2020-11-20). Will Biden's New FCC End the Digital Divide? progressive.org A critical first step for the President-elect to achieve universal broadband will depend on whom he selects as the new chairperson.

Emilio Gonzalez-Ayala (2020-11-20). El Paso at Breaking Point with Hospitals & Mobile Morgues Filling Up. zcomm.org El Paso County, an area along the U.S.-Mexico border where 80% of residents are Latinx, is facing one of the worst COVID-19 outbreaks in the U.S. and now has 10 mobile morgues to hold bodies…

WSWS (2020-11-20). Pompeo escalates Iran war threats in trip to Israel. wsws.org The US Secretary of State arrived in the wake of Israeli air strikes against Iranian forces in Syria, and announced yet another round of sanctions against Tehran.

sputniknews (2020-11-20). Don't Look Down, Shove It in Your Mouth. sputniknews.com On today's episode of The Backstory, host Lee Stranahan discussed current events, including California Governor Gavin Newsom announcing a curfew for California and the Trump campaign legal team fighting with Tucker Carlson.

Eleni Schirmer (2020-11-20). It's Not Just Students Drowning in Debt. Colleges Are Too! thenation.com It's Not Just Students Drowning in Debt. Colleges Are Too!

Zachary Conti (2020-11-20). As G20 Leaders Meet, US Supports Expanding Debt Relief for Countries that IMF Says are Lef. indybay.org As G20 presidents and prime ministers convene, the IMF warns some countries are left out of the G20's new debt reduction process. Last Friday, the United States Treasury stated support for extending debt relief beyond the initial 73 poor countries which qualify for the G20 debt reduction process.

WSWS (2020-11-20). EU policy responsible for the massive death toll in the Mediterranean Sea. wsws.org More than 1,200 refugees have died trying to reach Europe this year, most of them drowned in the central Mediterranean.

sputniknews (2020-11-20). FBI Agents Arrest US Man for Allegedly Crashing His Drone Into Police Helicopter. sputniknews.com The case against the California resident is believed to be the first US criminal case in which an individual has been arrested and charged with unsafely operating a drone, according to the US Attorney's Office for the Central District of California.

Kenny Stancil (2020-11-20). 'No Vaccine for Climate Change'. zcomm.org Coronavirus Has Been Disastrous, Says Red Cross, But Global Warming Poses Greater Threat…

WSWS (2020-11-20). FAA clears Boeing's deadly 737 Max 8 aircraft to fly again. wsws.org American Airlines was the first to schedule commercial flights using the aircraft that suffered two crashes, killing 346 passengers and crew.

Chris Woods (2020-11-20). The Credibles: How Airwars Secured the Most Comprehensive Locational Data on Civilian Harm Ever Released by the US Military. globalresearch.ca The US-led Coalition has released to Airwars

Peoples Dispatch (2020-11-20). RCEP signed despite opposition from social movements. peoplesdispatch.org Once in full effect, the agreement will cover close to 30% of the global population and GDP. However, trade unions and people's movements have been opposing the deal for years…

Gary M. Kramer (2020-11-20). "Collective" is an urgent exposé of killer corruption & how journalism and the people fought back. salon.com Salon spoke to the filmmaker about the investigation into the lies that cost lives & sparked protests in Romania…

Kenny Stancil, staff writer (2020-11-20). 'Utterly Inexcusable': Sen. Perdue of Georgia Profited From Defense Contractor's Stock While Overseeing Naval Spending. commondreams.org "He is blatantly exploiting his office to line his own pockets," said Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Jon Ossoff. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

news.un (2020-11-20). Guterres pledges support for sustainable industrial development in Africa. news.un.org The COVID-19 crisis was impacting Africa "well before the pandemic spread across the continent", the UN chief said on Friday, marking Africa Industrialization Day, arriving at a point when many economies were expanding and "poverty was in decline". ‚Ä&Oslash…

WSWS (2020-11-20). Toyota workers in India continue strike, defy state back-to-work order. wsws.org Behind the state government's strikebreaking order is the broader aim of the ruling class to make India a cheap-labor alternative to China.

Karl Grossman (2020-11-20). BNL lawsuit and the impacts of national nuclear laboratory. nationofchange.org Brookhaven National Laboratory "continues to show almost no regard for its neighbors…Is this any way for a government-funded agency to treat its neighbors?"

sputniknews (2020-11-20). Video: Unidentified Shooter of Wisconsin Mall Remains At-Large, At Least 8 Injured. sputniknews.com Police responded to a shooting incident reported at the Mayfair Mall in Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, on Friday afternoon. Police officials noted eight victims had been transported to area hospitals – seven adults and one teenage child, all of whom arrived at the hospitals alive.

sputniknews (2020-11-20). NASA 'Hard-Pressed' to Land Astronauts on Moon in 2024, Cites COVID-19 Delays. sputniknews.com Although the Apollo lunar flights ended in 1972, the US National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) has remained greatly invested in returning astronauts to the moon by 2024. The last time a NASA astronaut set foot on the moon was in 1972.

WSWS (2020-11-20). As COVID-19 surges, the New York Times demands that schools remain open. wsws.org In a series of news articles, editorials, and op-eds, the Times has waged a campaign to oppose the closure of schools to stop the spread of the pandemic.

WSWS (2020-11-20). The Endless Trench: Hiding for decades from the Spanish fascists. wsws.org The film fictionally treats an actual phenomenon, the dozens or more of left-wing opponents of Franco, known as "moles," who concealed themselves in their own homes for 30 years following the defeat of the Republican forces in 1939.

news.un (2020-11-20). COVID cases surge amid growing threat from antimicrobial resistance — WHO chief. news.un.org More cases of COVID-19 have been reported in the past four weeks than in the first six months of the pandemic, the UN health agency chief told journalists on Friday as he launched a new report on the threat posed by antimicrobial resistance.

Rosa Pavanelli (2020-11-20). Tax Losses Are Lives Lost. commondreams.org There is more than enough money available. But it has been redirected away from our public services and into the offshore bank accounts of multinationals and the mega-rich. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

WSWS (2020-11-20). Workers Struggles: Europe, Middle East & Africa. wsws.org Following school occupations for Covid safety measures, Greek public sector workers plan stoppage. As hospitals approach full capacity, date named for nationwide public sector strike in Greece…

Pip Hinman (2020-11-20). State Bank of India must not fund Adani. greenleft.org.au Jim McIlroy and Coral Wynter report on Stop Adani's protest outside the State Bank of India, which is considering giving the mining conglomerate $1 billion.

Rick Moran (2020-11-20). New York Sheriffs Refuse to Enforce Cuomo's Thanksgiving COVID Order. globalresearch.ca Several county sheriffs in New York State are saying they will not enforce Governor Andrew Cuomo's executive order that limits Thanksgiving Day gatherings to 10 people or less. | Saratoga County Sheriff Michael Zurlo summed up the sheriffs' objections nicely. | "I …

Joe Glenton (2020-11-20). Local Labour parties show 'unjust' Keir Starmer won't get rid of Jeremy Corbyn without a fight. thecanary.co If Keir Starmer wants to get rid of Jeremy Corbyn, it seems he's going to have to fight his own party. Up and down the country, Constituency Labour Parties (CLPs) have Corbyn was originally