2020-11-21: Social Media Postees

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The Yemen Civil War Arms Bonanza
Binoy Kampmark | dissidentvoice.org | 2020-11-21
"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 …
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"Total Reset" is Wishful Thinking: The Daunting Task of Reordering US Foreign Policy
Ramzy Baroud | dissidentvoice.org | 2020-11-21
A new term has imposed itself on the conversation regarding the impending presidency of US President-elect, Joe Biden: "The Total Reset". Many headlines have already promised that the Biden Presidency is ready to 'reset' US foreign policy across the globe, as if the matter is dependent solely on an American desire and decision. While a …
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Biggest trade deal in history excludes United States
Anya Parampil | thegrayzone.com | 2020-11-21
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.
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The Coronavirus COVID-19 Pandemic: The Real Danger is "Agenda ID2020"
Peter Koenig | globalresearch.ca | 2020-11-21
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.
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Video: The Second Wave: Testing, Testing, "Covid is on the Rise". Towards a Total Lockdown
Peter Koenig | globalresearch.ca | 2020-11-21
| The Second Wave — Peter Koenig and Prof. Michel Chossudovsky from Global Research on Vimeo….
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FBI and DOJ prepared takedown of "Iranian" American Herald Tribune website with years of legal chicanery
Gareth Porter | thegrayzone.com | 2020-11-21
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 …
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FBI and DOJ prepared takedown of "Iranian" American Herald Tribune website with years of legal chicanery
Gareth Porter | thegrayzone.com | 2020-11-21
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 November 4 that 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 previously reported, AHT printed articles primarily written by Americans under their own names, often as original content. …
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New York Times Job Listing Shows How Western Propaganda Operates
Caitlin Johnstone | thealtworld.com | 2020-11-21
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 the opaque governmen…
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The Swedish Herd Immunity myth
Eds. | mronline.org | 2020-11-21
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.
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Conspiracy and Class Power: A Talk by Michael Parenti
Michael Welch | globalresearch.ca | 2020-11-21
"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 …
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Ugandan presidential candidate Bobi Wine released on bail
Peoples Dispatch | peoplesdispatch.org | 2020-11-21
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…
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[World Report] US Supreme Court poised to keep the Affordable Care Act
Susan Jaffe | thelancet.com | 2020-11-21
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.
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Netanyahu Seeks to Smash the Joint List and Cement Permanent Rule by Israel's Far-Right
Jonathan Cook | dissidentvoice.org | 2020-11-21
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 …
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The upcoming fights over COVID vaccine
Reese Erlich | zcomm.org | 2020-11-21
Who will be vaccinated first — and in what country?>…
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Expert IPCC Reviewer Speaks Out
Robert Hunziker | zcomm.org | 2020-11-21
"If a government does not change, we shall… go into a rebellion via civil disobedience against the government in order to fundamentally reduce carbon emissions… It's not actually that complicated, is it?"
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The Nation's New Crime Boss
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2020-11-21
The current president has done nothing to correct this underlying criminality. Indeed, he has exacerbated it by his personal corruption, his fostering of the inhumane treatment of migrants at the country's southern border, his explicit support of racist, white nationalism and, arguably, his criminal mismanagement of the federal response to the Covid-19 pandemic. The incoming president, however, is deeply enmeshed in the vicious turpitude of Empire, a condition to which he has either actively contributed or passively countenanced during his thirty-six years in the Senate and his eight years as vice president.
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Ten Foreign Policy Fiascos Biden Can Fix On Day One
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2020-11-21
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.
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Shocking New Figures Show How Much US Is Fueling Violence In Yemen
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2020-11-21
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…
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Destabilized By US Imperialism, Central America Faces Climate Catastrophes
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2020-11-21
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.
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Protest Marks One Month Anniversary Of Lekki Massacre In Nigeria
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2020-11-21
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.
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A. Ocasio-Cortez Addresses Failure of U.S. Gov't to Address Poverty
repost | indybay.org | 2020-11-21
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…
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West held humanitarian topics of Syria hostage: Khaji
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2020-11-21
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.
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16th Resistance Intl. Film Festival enjoys strategic goals
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2020-11-21
TEHRAN, Nov. 21 (MNA) — Director of 16th Resistance International Film Festival Mehdi Azimi said this festival enjoys strategic goals.
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The Korean War's Forgotten Lessons on the Evil of Intervention
_____ | strategic-culture.org | 2020-11-21
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…
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New York Times Job Listing Shows How Western Propaganda Operates
_____ | strategic-culture.org | 2020-11-21
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…
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Saturday 11/21: Town Hall on Indigenous Rights, Sovereignty, and Self Determination
CIRRG | indybay.org | 2020-11-21
Online town hall…
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Five reasons why a moratorium is the right next step in our fight to #CancelAnimalAg
Almira Tanner | indybay.org | 2020-11-21
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.
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Saturday 11/21: Playing Monopoly for keeps: take the land, the money, or the housing?
David Giesen | indybay.org | 2020-11-21
Join Zoom Meeting | zoom.us/j/93956009800?pwd=SkIvZ01jdDltaX…
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Friday 11/27: Solidarity Speaker: Direct Action for Farmworkers
Direct Action Everywhere | indybay.org | 2020-11-21
Online Zoom…
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Monday 11/23: Paul Celan: Honoring the 100th Birthday of the Poet & Holocaust Survivor
CLBSUB | indybay.org | 2020-11-21
Online event (FREE)…
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South Africa Broadcasting Corporation employees launch strike against retrenchments
Pavan Kulkarni | peoplesdispatch.org | 2020-11-21
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…
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What's next for Chile on the road to a new constitution
Victor Figueroa Clark | zcomm.org | 2020-11-21
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…
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Trump Administration Accused of Trying to Bully Banks Into Financing Arctic Fossil Fuel Extraction
Brett Wilkins, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2020-11-21
"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…
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The Swedish Herd Immunity myth
Eds. | mronline.org | 2020-11-21
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.
mronline.org/2020/11/21/the-swedish-herd…

Sunday 11/22: Gratitude in Remembering Plymouth, Benjamin Mertz, Guest Skyline Church
Skyline Church | indybay.org | 2020-11-21
Online at Skyline Church via Zoom…
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Corona containment could cause more suffering than it prevents
Ralf Wurzbacker | indybay.org | 2020-11-21
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.
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Over 100 Rebellions In Jails And Prisons Over COVID19 Conditions
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2020-11-21
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.
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Active Shooter in the Brain
Paul Haeder | dissidentvoice.org | 2020-11-21
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, …
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Eric Hobsbawm's dialectical materialism in the postwar period 1946-56
Eds. | mronline.org | 2020-11-21
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.
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Standing by a radical Chávez: A conversation with Rafael Uzcátegui
Cira Pascual Marquina | mronline.org | 2020-11-21
A key figure from the newly-formed Popular Revolutionary Alternative talks about his expectations for the upcoming parliamentary elections.
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[World Report] Violence leads to health emergencies in Mozambique
Munyaradzi Makoni | thelancet.com | 2020-11-21
Displaced by war, thousands of people in Mozambique are at risk of infectious disease. Munyaradzi Makoni reports.
thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PI…(20)32474-0/fulltext?rss=yes

The New Deal and Self-destructive Donald Trump
Michael Ferschke and Charlie Post | indybay.org | 2020-11-21
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.
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Dystopian "Great Reset": "Own Nothing and Be Happy", Being Human in 2030
Colin Todhunter | globalresearch.ca | 2020-11-21
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 …
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Saturday 11/21: Wake the ZUCK up! We won't let Facebook destroy our democracy
Protest Facebook Coalition | indybay.org | 2020-11-21
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…
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As G20 Leaders Meet, US Supports Expanding Debt Relief for Countries that IMF Says are Left Out
Zachary Conti | indybay.org | 2020-11-21
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.
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[Obituary] Frank von Sonnenburg
Geoff Watts | thelancet.com | 2020-11-21
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.
thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PI…(20)32419-3/fulltext?rss=yes

Why Venezuela's Dec. 6 election is legitimate
Eds. | mronline.org | 2020-11-21
With heightened U.S. attacks in Venezuela, including a tightening economic blockade, the elections are of great consequence to the future of the country.
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'We Won't Quit Until We Stop It'
C. Douglas Lummis | zcomm.org | 2020-11-21
Despite the pandemic, US-backed ravaging of Okinawa continues. So does the people's direct action…
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Tuesday 12/1: UCSC's African-American Theater Arts Troupe: Building Community for 30 Years
UC Santa Cruz | indybay.org | 2020-11-21
Online, virtual event…
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Underreported Cause Of Covid-19 Deaths
SNS | indybay.org | 2020-11-21
The filthiest places in any country are the slaughterhouses. Animals are defecating and urinating in terror. Their blood spills everywhere.
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Poverty in Iraq's Basra rises to record 40%
Al-Thawra | indybay.org | 2020-11-21
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.
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[Perspectives] New narratives of life
Philip Ball | thelancet.com | 2020-11-21
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.
thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PI…(20)32415-6/fulltext?rss=yes

Protesters in Chicago call for rejection of General Iron plant on Southeast Side
Kamran Siddiqi and Shabbir Manjee | liberationnews.org | 2020-11-21
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.
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Selected films' screen of 16th Resistance Intl. FilmFest
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2020-11-21
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.
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[Clinical Picture] A painful lump on a teenager's toe is a benign enchondroma
Dalia Alhosain, Lamia Kouba, Asmaa Dandashy, Wael Jejan | thelancet.com | 2020-11-21
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.
thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PI…(20)32165-6/fulltext?rss=yes

Johnson told 'you shouldn't have bullies in government' amid Patel criticism
The Canary | thecanary.co | 2020-11-21
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…
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[Comment] Offline: Holocaust education–a medical imperative
Richard Horton | thelancet.com | 2020-11-21
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.
thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PI…(20)32468-5/fulltext?rss=yes

John F. Kennedy Turned to Peace and Was Assassinated. Rejected US Military's "Operation Northwoods" False Flag
Dr. Paul Craig Roberts | globalresearch.ca | 2020-11-21
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 …
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KPFA PNB Rep/KPFA Management Supporter & WBAI Coupster Sabrina Jacobs Gets Demand For Apo
repost | indybay.org | 2020-11-21
KPFA PNB Rep/KPFA Management Supporter & WBAI Coupster Sabrina Jacobs Gets Demand For Apology On Nicaragua Story…
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Feminist groups rally in support of the new abortion bill in Argentina
Peoples Dispatch | peoplesdispatch.org | 2020-11-21
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…
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US responsible for attack on Iran embassy in Kabul
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2020-11-21
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.
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Human rights organizations condemn arrest of Egyptian activists
Peoples Dispatch | peoplesdispatch.org | 2020-11-21
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…
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[World Report] China's fertility treatment boom
Megan Tatum | thelancet.com | 2020-11-21
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.
thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PI…(20)32475-2/fulltext?rss=yes

Thursday 11/26: Unlearn "Thanksgiving": Documentary & Discussion
Direct Action Everywhere | indybay.org | 2020-11-21
Online Zoom…
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How Many Lives Would Have Been Saved if We Had Collaborated on Vaccines With China?
Dean Baker | cepr.net | 2020-11-21
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 …
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[Comment] Notice of addendum to Article reporting Oxford trial of ChAdOx1 nCoV-19 vaccine
Andrew J Pollard, Oxford COVID Vaccine Trial Group | thelancet.com | 2020-11-21
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…
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Zarif's trip to Russia, Azerbaijan postponed
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2020-11-21
TEHRAN, Nov. 21 (MNA) — Foreign Ministry spokesman announced on Sat. Iranian FM Zarif's trip to Russia, Azerbaijan has been postponed.
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iLaw's US-Funded Charter Proposal REJECTED
Anthony Cartalucci | thealtworld.com | 2020-11-21
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…
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Monday 11/23: In Their Remembrance: From Mourning to a Moral Mandate Pandemic Interfaith Vigil w/ PPC
Poor People's Campaign | indybay.org | 2020-11-21
Online via livestream direct from Washington D.C.
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Twelve deaths at Oakland's Mercy Retirement and Care Center
Lynda Carson | indybay.org | 2020-11-21
Coronavirus Covid-19 Ravages Oakland's Mercy Retirement and Care Center:…
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Zarif congratulates Atmar on keeping his position as FM
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2020-11-21
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.
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Bags And Balloons: Plastic Pollution Choking Sea Life
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2020-11-21
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.
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[Editorial] COVID-19 vaccines: no time for complacency
The Lancet | thelancet.com | 2020-11-21
"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.
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The COVID-19 RT-PCR Test: How to Mislead All Humanity. Using a "Test" To Lock Down Society
Dr. Pascal Sacré | globalresearch.ca | 2020-11-21
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,…
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Disabled People of Colour are left behind by data — that's a political choice
Maryam Jameela | thecanary.co | 2020-11-21
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 looked at the lack of data available in this area. Research allows groups of people to be able to access structural support and to find networks of support. This time, we'll be looking at the practical reasons why disabled People of Colour are missed out in data analysis […
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[Articles] Oxygenated versus standard cold perfusion preservation in kidney transplantation (COMPARE): a randomised, double-blind, paired, phase 3 trial
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 | thelancet.com | 2020-11-21
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.
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Historical village of Yaseh Chah
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2020-11-21
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.
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COVID-19: Study suggests immunity against SARS-CoV-2 could last for six months
Sandipan Talukdar | peoplesdispatch.org | 2020-11-21
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…
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Double Standard Blatant on Israel and China "Foreign Influence" in Canada
Yves Engler | dissidentvoice.org | 2020-11-21
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 …
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Precedent Shows That the Near Future of Moldova Will Be Grim
_____ | strategic-culture.org | 2020-11-21
After years of attack from all sides and nearly being forced out of office twice, Moldovan leader Igor Dodon lost the recent presidential election. Mr. Dodon is known as a solid pragmatic politician with a pro-Russian slant and his replacement has the exact opposite opinions about with whom Moldova should orient its future. We have seen many times over recent decades exactly what happens when a leader…
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Monday 11/23: In Their Remembrance: From Mourning to a Moral Mandate Pandemic Interfaith Vigil w/ PPC
Poor People's Campaign | indybay.org | 2020-11-21
Online via livestream direct from Washington D.C.
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Let the Elections To District Development Councils in Jammu & Kashmir Be Free and Fair
Badri Raina | zcomm.org | 2020-11-21
If a level playing field is not allowed and candidates of the Gupkar Alliance are suppressed, the exercise will have scant value…
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Tuesday 11/24: Police Reforms Before Santa Cruz City Council
Santa Cruz Police News | indybay.org | 2020-11-21
Santa Cruz City Council Meeting (online): | ecm.cityofsantacruz.com/OnBaseAgendaOnli…
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Nigeria: "We Will Fight For Our Total Liberation"
Baba Aye | zcomm.org | 2020-11-21
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…
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John F. Kennedy and America's Lost Patriotic Heritage
Matthew J.L. Ehret | dissidentvoice.org | 2020-11-21
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 …
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Monday 11/23: Paul Celan: Honoring the 100th Birthday of the Poet & Holocaust Survivor
CLBSUB | indybay.org | 2020-11-21
Online event (FREE)…
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2020 Brazil Elections
Daniel Giovanaz e Igor Carvalho | zcomm.org | 2020-11-21
Where the left grew, where the liberal right maintained its hegemony…
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Reduced dependency on oil achievement of resistance economy
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2020-11-21
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".
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Teledermatology reduces dermatology referrals and improves access to specialists
Mara Giavina-Bianchi, Andre P. Santos, Eduardo Cordioli | thelancet.com | 2020-11-21
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.
thelancet.com/journals/eclinm/article/PI…(20)30385-0/fulltext?rss=yes

The JFK Assassination: Why CIA's Richard Helms Lied About Oswald
Prof Peter Dale Scott | globalresearch.ca | 2020-11-21
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 | …
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Thursday 11/26: Virtual Thanksgiving: Free, Unlimited Zoom for COVID Safe Gatherings
ZOOM | indybay.org | 2020-11-21
Online via Zoom (free, no time limit on 11/26)…
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Not prudent to mix up JCPOA dossier with missile program
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2020-11-21
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.
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FDA Lets Pfizer Test Experimental COVID-19 Vaccine on U.S. Children
Children's Health Defense | globalresearch.ca | 2020-11-21
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 Moderna, Oxford, Johnson & Johnson and …
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Nurse Survey Exposes Hospitals' Failure To Prepare For Covid-19 Surge
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2020-11-21
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.
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Os Euromisseis nucleares està£o de regresso
Mondialisation | globalresearch.ca | 2020-11-21
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 …
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Mass coronavirus testing for Merthyr Tydfil's residents and workers
The Canary | thecanary.co | 2020-11-21
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…
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[Perspectives] The banality of the patriarchy
Sarah Hawkes | thelancet.com | 2020-11-21
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…
thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PI…(20)32416-8/fulltext?rss=yes

India gears up for historic workers' & farmers' joint protest on Nov 26-27
Subodh Varma | peoplesdispatch.org | 2020-11-21
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.
peoplesdispatch.org/2020/11/21/india-gea…

Conspiracy and Class Power: A Talk by Michael Parenti
Michael Welch | globalresearch.ca | 2020-11-21
"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 …
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[Perspectives] Will global health survive its decolonisation?
Seye Abimbola, Madhukar Pai | thelancet.com | 2020-11-21
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.
thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PI…(20)32417-X/fulltext?rss=yes

Tehran to host "5th IRAN REC" on Dec. 16
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2020-11-21
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.
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Behind the shocking story of a 'spycop' who incited firebombing lies one of Britain's dirtiest secrets
Tom Coburg | thecanary.co | 2020-11-21
Former construction worker Dave Smith of the Blacklist Support Group provided extensive testimony to the UnderCover Police Inquiry (UCPI) on how 'spycops' infiltrated and spied on workers over many years. The testimony included how one 'spycop' attempted to incite three of those workers to firebomb an office run by an exiled Italian fascist. | 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…
thecanary.co/uk/analysis/2020/11/21/behi…

'We see the sparks before they turn into fires': training women to avoid conflict in Sierra Leone
news.un.org | 2020-11-21
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.
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The Imperative to Achieve Medicare for All
Editor | scheerpost.com | 2020-11-21
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… | Source…
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Statement by Noam Chomsky and Vijay Prashad on the Tata Lit Fest
Noam Chomsky | peoplesdispatch.org | 2020-11-20
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…
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Despite Media Blackout — The Elections Proved Americans Are Done With The Drug War
Lee Camp | counterpunch.org | 2020-11-20
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…
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Elections Proved Americans Are Done with the Drug War
Editor | scheerpost.com | 2020-11-20
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… | Source…
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Yet another death in Cleveland jail
Martha Grevatt | workers.org | 2020-11-20
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 . . . | Continue reading Yet another death in Cleveland jail at Workers.org
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Yet another death in Cleveland jail
Martha Grevatt | workers.org | 2020-11-20
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 . . . | Continue reading Yet another death in Cleveland jail at Workers.org
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'Looks Like the Crazy Lady Has Logged On': Rep. Ilhan Omar Welcomes QAnon Conspiracy Theorist Marjorie Taylor Greene to Congress
Jessica Corbett, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2020-11-20
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…
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'Looks Like the Crazy Lady Has Logged On': Rep. Ilhan Omar Welcomes QAnon Conspiracy Theorist Marjorie Taylor Greene to Congress
Jessica Corbett, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2020-11-20
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…
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Ilhan Omar to President-elect Biden: Seize 'Once-in-a-Generation' Chance to End Disastrous US Foreign Policy
Andrea Germanos, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2020-11-20
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…
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Jewish-Led Groups Condemn Pompeo For Declaring Boycott-Divestment Movement Anti-Semitic
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2020-11-20
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.
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Palestinians with disabilities battling PA for vital healthcare
Shatha Hammad | middleeasteye.net | 2020-11-20
Palestinians with disabilities battling PA for vital healthcare | Covid-19 has exposed a deeply flawed health insurance system that lets disabled Palestinians down badly | Shatha Hammad | 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…
www.middleeasteye.net/news/palestine-dis…

A Preview of How a Biden/Harris Regime May Operate. "Hired Guns" and the Role of "Registered Lobbyists"
Stephen Lendman | globalresearch.ca | 2020-11-20
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 …
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Possible US Strike on Iran?
Stephen Lendman | globalresearch.ca | 2020-11-20
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 …
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Possible US Strike on Iran?
Stephen Lendman | globalresearch.ca | 2020-11-20
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 …
globalresearch.ca/possible-us-strike-ira…

How Joe Biden Plans to Make The American Empire Great Again
Dan Cohen | mintpressnews.com | 2020-11-20
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."
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"One Nation, Indivisible, Under God . . ." But Whose God?
Rev. William Alberts | counterpunch.org | 2020-11-20
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 –…
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The shaman's message: An urgent cry from the Amazon
Special to People's World | peoplesworld.org | 2020-11-20
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 …
peoplesworld.org/article/the-shamans-mes…

PDF of November 19 issue
Workers World Party | workers.org | 2020-11-20
Download the 12-page PDF. Evo Morales returns Bolivians eject coup regime Editorial: Pandemic surges, economy sputters Storms, hurricanes devastate Indigenous communities; COVID profits; Free Them All protest; COVID surges, economy sputters; Sue Davis, °presente! Stop Amazon censorship; Kaepernick: 'Free Mumia!' Elections 2020: The vote & class solidarity Im/migrant movement lessons . . . | Continue reading PDF of November 19 issue at Workers.org
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Dim Halos: Suppressing the Cult of Pope John Paul II
Binoy Kampmark | dissidentvoice.org | 2020-11-20
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 …
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Suppressing the Cult of Pope John Paul II. The Cardinal McCarrick Affair
Dr. Binoy Kampmark | globalresearch.ca | 2020-11-20
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 …
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COVID Offices and the Religion of Remote Work
Binoy Kampmark | counterpunch.org | 2020-11-20
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…
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By Rejecting WTO Drug Patent Waivers Amid Pandemic, Richest Nations Put Big Pharma Profits Before Health of Billions
Brett Wilkins, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2020-11-20
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…
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The AMA Officially Recognized Racism As A Public-Health Threat
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2020-11-20
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.
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Colombians embark on a fresh national strike against Ivan Duque
Tanya Wadhwa | peoplesdispatch.org | 2020-11-20
On November 19, hundreds of thousands of Colombians began a new national strike in rejection of the social and economic policies of the right-wing government of president Iván Duque as well as the upsurge in violence in the country. Under the banner of "For Life, Peace, Democracy and Negotiation of an Emergency Plan", workers, peasants, teachers, students, doctors, women, Indigenous and Afro-descendant co…
peoplesdispatch.org/2020/11/20/colombian…

How to End the War in Afghanistan (Video)
Editor | scheerpost.com | 2020-11-20
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, …
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It is freedom, only freedom which can quench our thirst
Vijay Prashad | mronline.org | 2020-11-20
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).
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It is freedom, only freedom which can quench our thirst
Vijay Prashad | mronline.org | 2020-11-20
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).
mronline.org/2020/11/20/it-is-freedom-on…

Ten Foreign Policy Fiascos Biden Can Fix on Day One
Medea Benjamin, Nicolas J. S. Davies | counterpunch.org | 2020-11-20
Saudi Arabia's War in Yemen Has Failed — Council on Foreign Relations 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…
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The Secret Agenda of the World Bank and IMF
Peter Koenig | dissidentvoice.org | 2020-11-20
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 …
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The Secret Agenda of the World Bank and IMF
Peter Koenig | dissidentvoice.org | 2020-11-20
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 …
dissidentvoice.org/2020/11/the-secret-ag…

Trump and Giuliani Go Full IS in Attack on Biden and Democrats
Dave Lindorff | counterpunch.org | 2020-11-20
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…
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Opposition Parties Need to Push to Turn Net Zero Into a Made-in-Canada Green New Deal
commondreams.org | 2020-11-20
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'Monstrous Behavior': Mnuchin Slammed for Biden 'Snub' That Could Sabotage US Economic Recovery
Andrea Germanos, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2020-11-20
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…
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War crimes report: Australian special forces murdered 39 Afghans
wsws.org | 2020-11-20
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.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/11/20/aust…

"A Huge Blow to Civil Society": Egypt Arrests Leading Human Rights Monitors in Latest Crackdown
Staff | democracynow.org | 2020-11-20
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…
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"A Huge Blow to Civil Society": Egypt Arrests Leading Human Rights Monitors in Latest Crackdown
Staff | democracynow.org | 2020-11-20
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…
www.democracynow.org/2020/11/20/egypt_hu…

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

US Political Crisis Just Entered More Dangerous Phase
Jack Rasmus | zcomm.org | 2020-11-20
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…
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Foreign Correspondent: The Upcoming Fights Over COVID-19 Vaccines
Reese Erlich | progressive.org | 2020-11-20
Who will be vaccinated first, and in what countries?
progressive.org/dispatches/upcoming-figh…

Shocking New Figures Show How Just Much the US is Fueling the Violence in Yemen
Alan Macleod | mintpressnews.com | 2020-11-20
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.
mintpressnews.com/how-much-us-arms-sales…

Hungary-led Vetoes Against New EU Budget Further Fragments the Bloc's Unity
Paul Antonopoulos | globalresearch.ca | 2020-11-20
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 …
globalresearch.ca/hungary-led-vetoes-aga…

Youth suicides and mental health disorders on the rise amid pandemic depression
wsws.org | 2020-11-20
One of the impacts of the pandemic is a rising mental health crisis, particularly among youth, for which no faction of the ruling class proposes any solution.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/11/20/yout…

Hairstylists share the important lesson to be learned from Rudy Giuliani's disastrous TV appearance
Meaghan Ellis | salon.com | 2020-11-20
"He would look better if he didn't spray tan himself, and if he wasn't orange," one pro adds. "But it won't happen"
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An Epitaph for the West
_____ | strategic-culture.org | 2020-11-20
The United States dominated the Twentieth Century for four principal reasons. Its manufacturing capability far exceeded anyone else's; perhaps the most dramatic illustration was its stunning production in the Second World War when it, for example, manufactured 300,000 aircraft, twice as much as the next place country. Its inventive capability was also immense: from airplanes to electricity transmission to assembly lines the USA was the inventor and, equally important, the adaptor of numerous world-changing innovations. Thi…
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Monday 11/23: Paul Celan: Honoring the 100th Birthday of the Poet & Holocaust Survivor
CLBSUB | indybay.org | 2020-11-20
Online event (FREE)…
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Video: Trump Campaign Legal Team Holds Press Conference on Electoral Fraud
Right Side Broadcasting Network | globalresearch.ca | 2020-11-20
We bring to the attention of Global Research the video of the press conference in Washington, D.C. (November 18, 2020) with former Mayor of New York Rudy Giuliani and Trump Campaign Senior Legal Advisor Jenna Ellis. | Our intent is …
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The Endless Trench: Hiding for decades from the Spanish fascists
wsws.org | 2020-11-20
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.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/11/20/tren…

Geraldo Rivera wants to name COVID-19 vaccine after Trump to make him feel better about the election
Igor Derysh | salon.com | 2020-11-20
"Why not name the vaccine 'The Trump'?" Rivera asked on "Fox & Friends." "It would be a nice gesture to him"
salon.com/2020/11/20/geraldo-rivera-want…

Expert IPCC Reviewer Speaks Out
Robert Hunziker | dissidentvoice.org | 2020-11-20
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 planet. The following is a …
dissidentvoice.org/2020/11/expert-ipcc-r…

Trudeau rules out a 'normal Christmas' as Covid-19 cases spike in Canada & health chiefs sound alarm
rt.com | 2020-11-20
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. | …
rt.com/news/507361-canada-coronavirus-ca…

This World Children's Day, 'reimagine a better future', for every child
news.un.org | 2020-11-20
The global community is marking World Children's Day on Friday, calling for societies to "reimagine a better future" for every child, where each one has the opportunity to thrive.
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FROM THE FIELD: From President to shepherd, the dreams of displaced children of the Sahel
news.un.org | 2020-11-20
Engineer, nurse, breakdancer, shepherd, human rights lawyer, journalist, musician and president are just some of the future dreams harboured by young displaced people in the Sahel region of Africa.
news.un.org/feed/view/en/story/2020/11/1…

Don't Look Down, Shove It in Your Mouth
sputniknews.com | 2020-11-20
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.
sputniknews.com/radio-the-backstory/2020…

Challenging EPA's Failure To Protect People And The Environment From Atrazine
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2020-11-20
The herbicide atrazine is likely to adversely affect over half of endangered species listed in the United States, according to a report released by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) as part of a legal agreement with the Center for Biological Diversity (CBD). Based on both adverse human health and environmental threats, Beyond Pesticides joined with Center for Food Safety, CBD, and other public-interest groups in October to sue EPA over its decision to reapprove atrazine, an endocrine-disrupting herbicide banned across much of the world.
popularresistance.org/challenging-epas-f…

Lab-in-a-box and remote experiments: Education news from Imperial
imperial.ac.uk | 2020-11-20
Here's a round up of education updates from across Imperial.
imperial.ac.uk/news/209193/lab-in-a-box-remote-experiments-education-news-from

Georgia emerges as central target of far right mobilization
Patricia Gorky | liberationnews.org | 2020-11-20
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.
liberationnews.org/georgia-emerges-as-ce…

FBI Agents Arrest US Man for Allegedly Crashing His Drone Into Police Helicopter
sputniknews.com | 2020-11-20
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.
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Pennsylvania prisons: Breeding grounds for coronavirus
Betsey Piette | workers.org | 2020-11-20
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 2020, protesters in Philadelphia . . . | Continue reading Pennsylvania prisons: Breeding grounds for coronavirus at Workers.org
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John Harris donates fabulous guitar collection to San Francisco Conservatory of Music
Lynda Carson | indybay.org | 2020-11-20
The Harris Guitar Collection:…
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Tax Losses Are Lives Lost
Rosa Pavanelli | commondreams.org | 2020-11-20
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…
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Campaigns to boycott Saudi Arabia G20 summit gain momentum
Sheren Khalel | middleeasteye.net | 2020-11-20
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 | Sheren Khalel | 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…
www.middleeasteye.net/news/saudi-arabia-…

UK city of Hull becomes new COVID-19 epicentre fuelled by unsafe schools
wsws.org | 2020-11-20
In Hull, 57 of the city's 97 schools have been affected, while in the wider East Riding area, cases have been reported in 103 of 150 schools.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/11/20/hull…

This Week's Most Popular Articles
Global Research News | globalresearch.ca | 2020-11-20
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Turkey's Erdogan and Saudi king agree to solve issues through dialogue
MEE staff | middleeasteye.net | 2020-11-20
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 | MEE staff | 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…
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BNL lawsuit and the impacts of national nuclear laboratory
Karl Grossman | nationofchange.org | 2020-11-20
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?"
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Tacoma, Wa. activists take over vacant school for emergency housing
Jane Cutter | liberationnews.org | 2020-11-20
Liberation News eyewitness report!
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UN warns $200m needed for Ethiopian refugees fleeing into Sudan
MEE and agencies | middleeasteye.net | 2020-11-20
UN warns $200m needed for Ethiopian refugees fleeing into Sudan | Ethiopians escaping Tigray region where Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed has launched a military operation | MEE and agencies | 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…
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Capitalism and inheritance
Prabhat Patnaik | mronline.org | 2020-11-20
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.
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Proposed £21 'coronavirus hike' on household energy bills slammed as 'shocking' and 'farcical'
The Canary | thecanary.co | 2020-11-20
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…
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As G20 Leaders Meet, US Supports Expanding Debt Relief for Countries that IMF Says are Lef
Zachary Conti | indybay.org | 2020-11-20
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.
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The Credibles: How Airwars Secured the Most Comprehensive Locational Data on Civilian Harm Ever Released by the US Military
Chris Woods | globalresearch.ca | 2020-11-20
The US-led Coalition has released to Airwars the near coordinates of almost all confirmed or 'Credible' civilian harm events in Iraq and Syria in the long war against so-called Islamic State, allowing for the first time the accurate locating of …
globalresearch.ca/most-comprehensive-loc…

US jobless claims surge
wsws.org | 2020-11-20
On Thursday, the US Department of Labor jobless claims report revealed another 742,000 people filed first time unemployment claims, an increase of over 30,000 from the previous week and the highest number in a month.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/11/20/jobl…

US senators urge Egypt to take action in case of detained Christian activist
MEE staff | middleeasteye.net | 2020-11-20
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 | MEE staff | 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…
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Crisis, What Climate Crisis? Oil Majors Still Sitting on Tens of Billions of Barrels of Undeveloped Reserves
Andy Rowell | commondreams.org | 2020-11-20
If these are developed we will face more hurricanes ripping communities and lives apart as our climate emergency intensifies. It did not have to be this way. It should never had to be that way. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
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EU policy responsible for the massive death toll in the Mediterranean Sea
wsws.org | 2020-11-20
More than 1,200 refugees have died trying to reach Europe this year, most of them drowned in the central Mediterranean.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/11/20/refu…

New York Sheriffs Refuse to Enforce Cuomo's Thanksgiving COVID Order
Rick Moran | globalresearch.ca | 2020-11-20
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 | …
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"Collective" is an urgent exposé of killer corruption & how journalism and the people fought back
Gary M. Kramer | salon.com | 2020-11-20
Salon spoke to the filmmaker about the investigation into the lies that cost lives & sparked protests in Romania…
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Collective, conflict-sensitive responses vital to address COVID-19 pandemic and its fallout
news.un.org | 2020-11-20
The coronavirus pandemic has not only exacted a terrible toll on human lives, health and economies, it has also exacerbated existing conflicts, a UN forum heard on Thursday, with top officials urging global solidarity in the fight against COVID-19.
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Corporate capital and Trump's coup: Will business elites take a stand?>
Jim Sleeper | salon.com | 2020-11-20
Trump's war on democracy is clearly bad for business — but the leaders of corporate America helped create this mess…
salon.com/2020/11/20/corporate-capital-a…

Hear from Imperial's new Director of Academic Services
imperial.ac.uk | 2020-11-20
We speak to Richard Martin, who has recently taken up the role of Director of Academic Services.
imperial.ac.uk/news/208813/hear-from-imperials-director-academic-services

Poland's Women Are in the Streets
Andrew Pasquier | thenation.com | 2020-11-20
Poland's Women Are in the Streets…
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Monday 11/23: Demand the US GSA formally recognize Biden as president elect now!
Quanah Brightman | indybay.org | 2020-11-20
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KPFA PNB Rep/KPFA Management Supporter & WBAI Coupster Sabrina Jacobs Gets Demand For Apo
repost | indybay.org | 2020-11-20
KPFA PNB Rep/KPFA Management Supporter & WBAI Coupster Sabrina Jacobs Gets Demand For Apology On Nicaragua Story…
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New French security bill could make it harder to hold police accountable
Peoples Dispatch | peoplesdispatch.org | 2020-11-20
Protests took place across France to oppose the recently introduced Global Security bill. This bill criminalizes filming on-duty police officers if they are identifiable and if harm is intended.
peoplesdispatch.org/2020/11/20/new-frenc…

Tuesday 11/24: Community Discussion: Anticolonialism
Direct Action Everywhere | indybay.org | 2020-11-20
Zoom online…
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Trump-appointed CEO of US global media agency targets journalists' independence
Staff | therealnews.com | 2020-11-20
Former US global media agency CEO John Lansing worked hard to consolidate his power. His Republican successor, Michael Pack, is putting those powers to use, and compromising the journalistic independence of the US taxpayer-funded news networks he oversees.
therealnews.com/trump-appointed-voice-of…

Video: Unidentified Shooter of Wisconsin Mall Remains At-Large, At Least 8 Injured
sputniknews.com | 2020-11-20
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.
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Expert IPCC Reviewer Speaks Out
Robert Hunziker | counterpunch.org | 2020-11-20
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…
counterpunch.org/2020/11/20/expert-ipcc-…

UN chief to press G20 for greater solidarity and support during pandemic
news.un.org | 2020-11-20
When he addresses leaders of the world's richest countries at the G20 summit on Saturday, UN Secretary-General António Guterres will deliver a simple message on the COVID-19 pandemic: "We need solidarity and cooperation. And we need concrete action now — especially for the most vulnerable."
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'No Vaccine for Climate Change'
Kenny Stancil | zcomm.org | 2020-11-20
Coronavirus Has Been Disastrous, Says Red Cross, But Global Warming Poses Greater Threat…
zcomm.org/znetarticle/no-vaccine-for-cli…

Selected Articles: Nuclear Euromissiles Are Back
Global Research News | globalresearch.ca | 2020-11-20
Nuclear Euromissiles Are Back | By Manlio Dinucci, November 20 2020 | 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 | …
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Police in Germany launch homicide probe into doctor who allegedly gave 2 Covid patients lethal injection
rt.com | 2020-11-20
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…
rt.com/news/507354-germany-doctor-invest…

'Utterly Inexcusable': Sen. Perdue of Georgia Profited From Defense Contractor's Stock While Overseeing Naval Spending
Kenny Stancil, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2020-11-20
"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…
commondreams.org/news/2020/11/20/utterly…

Toyota workers in India continue strike, defy state back-to-work order
wsws.org | 2020-11-20
Behind the state government's strikebreaking order is the broader aim of the ruling class to make India a cheap-labor alternative to China.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/11/20/toyo…

Saturday 11/21: Playing Monopoly for keeps: take the land, the money, or the housing?
David Giesen | indybay.org | 2020-11-20
Join Zoom Meeting | zoom.us/j/93956009800?pwd=SkIvZ01jdDltaX…
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US Under Joe Biden Will Pursue Policy of "Countering" and "Encircling" Russia
Uriel Araujo | globalresearch.ca | 2020-11-20
On Sunday, there were new street demonstrations in the Belarusian capital of Minsk. Last week, two British diplomats were declared "persona non grata" by the Belarusian government. They are accused of conducting "destructive activities" — most probably related to aiding …
globalresearch.ca/us-joe-biden-pursue-po…

Trump Plans Series Of Actions Against China Before Biden Inauguration
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2020-11-20
The Trump administration is planning a series of hardline actions against China with the aim of making it politically untenable for a Biden administration to reverse the moves, administration officials told Axios. | According to the officials, the administration plans to sanction or restrict trade with Chinese companies, officials, and government entities. The actions will be related to alleged human rights abuses in Xinjiang and Hong Kong, so-called threats to US national security, and China's fishing industry.
popularresistance.org/trump-plans-series…