2020-11-22: News Headlines

Liberation Staff (2020-11-22). Northeastern University Police profile and brutalize 13-year-old in Boston. liberationnews.org A 13-year-old child was profiled, thrown to the ground and handcuffed by two plainclothes Northeastern University police officers.

Dr. Binoy Kampmark (2020-11-22). The Yemen "Civil War" Arms Bonanza. Mammoth Weapons Sales to UAE, Saudi Arabia and Israel. globalresearch.ca "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

Andrew Korybko (2020-11-22). The US' Support Of Tibetan Splittism Is Troublesome. thealtworld.com This is a very unfriendly move which hints that the President pays credence to Sangay's claims of leading a so-called "government in exile". In effect, it amounts to tacit support for his political agenda and hints that the US no longer abides by its One China policy. | The White House

Xinhua News Agency (2020-11-22). López Obrador dice en G20 que atenderse salud sin afán de lucro y ayudar a pobres. peoplesworld.org MEXICO—El presidente de México, Andrés Manuel López Obrador, dijo este sábado en la cumbre virtual del Grupo de los 20 (G20) que la enfermedad del nuevo coronavirus (COVID-19) ha dejado "lecciones importantes", entre ellas que la salud debe atenderse sin afán de lucro y que la reactivación económica debe empezar por ayudar a los pobres. …

Abdul Rahman (2020-11-22). US sanctions on Iran stand as an obstacle to any constructive engagement in West Asia. peoplesdispatch.org The relentless maximum pressure campaign of the Trump administration against Iran which is continuing even after his electoral loss will be tough for a Biden administration to reverse, assuming there is the will to do so…

Dr. Rudolf Hà§nsel (2020-11-22). Germany: The "Dictatorship of Democracy" Secretly Transformed into an "Open Dictatorship" globalresearch.ca The German national anthem, as a state symbol, was protected from denigration in a special way. But for months it has been dragged deeper and deeper …

_____ (2020-11-22). What If the Whole of Modern American History You Know Is Wrong? And What of COVID-19? strategic-culture.org Bill SARDI | I know Americans young and old haven't the time to listen to the late So, allow me to summarize what Dr. Sutton said a few years ago: US industry was behind the re-arming of Russia — -the "cold war" was contrived; and U.S. companies financially and industrially b…

Mike Walter (2020-11-22). The Heat: APEC Economic Leaders' Meeting. america.cgtn.com Leaders from APEC, the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation group, have pledged to work toward free and open trade to revive economies battered by the coronavirus pandemic. A virtual gathering of APEC economic leaders wrapped up Friday, with member nations calling for economic integration and closer cooperation …

Rod Driver (2020-11-22). The War Crimes of Bush and Blair — Afghanistan and Iraq. zcomm.org For all practical purposes, Iraq has now been destroyed. It no longer exists as a single country and has disintegrated into regional power bases, with widespread ethnic cleansing in each region…

Pip Hinman (2020-11-23). Protest demands an end to strip searches in NSW. greenleft.org.au Rachel Evans reports on a protest outside Silverwater Correctional Services to demand an end to strip searches on female detainees.

Pip Hinman (2020-11-23). Federal police raid CFMEU offices. greenleft.org.au The federal government's war on unions continues with the Australian Federal Police raid on CFMEU officals in Sydney. Jim McIlroy reports.

Mehr News Agency (2020-11-22). "Glauber, Claro" to be displayed in Iran's "Cinema Verite" en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Nov. 22 (MNA) — César Meneghetti's bio-documentary "Glauber, Claro" will be displayed in the portrait section of the 14th Iran International Documentary Film Festival "Cinema Verite".

Mehr News Agency (2020-11-22). Iran's resistance drove US away from its strategic position. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Nov. 22 (MNA) — Commander of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps Major says the Islamic Revolution's resistance power has managed to weaken the US' strategic position.

Mehr News Agency (2020-11-22). Veteran voice actor Changiz Jalilvand passes away. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Nov. 22 (MNA) — Renowned Iranian voice actor Changiz Jalilvand passed away in Tehran on Sunday at the age of 80.

_____ (2020-11-22). Guaido's Team Told To Comply With UK Court Order In Gold Litigation. popularresistance.org London – According to the London-based legal firm Zaiwalla & Co., Guaido's lawyers sought to argue during an administrative hearing held on Thursday at the London Commercial High Court that they were unable to produce the £400.000 ($529.000) required because of the sanctions in place against Venezuela by the United States. | The BCV counsellor noted that the losing side only raised the issue of the sanctions after the October 20 payment deadline had passed, so judge Sara Cockerill warned them that they should find better excuses, or they will be in "all sort of trouble" for failing to comply with a UK…

_____ (2020-11-22). On Contact: Covid-19 And America's Health Care Crisis. popularresistance.org On the show this week, Chris Hedges talks to Dr. Margaret Flowers about the Covid-19 pandemic and the catastrophic response to the public health crisis under America's for-profit healthcare system. Without national coordination, or universal and free national health care, Americans are faced with uneven or absent care due to hospital closures, reductions in hospital beds and services. Lawmakers and hospital administrators compete to purchase basic supplies leading manufacturers to hike prices.

_____ (2020-11-22). CORE Nigeria: "We Will Fight For Our Total Liberation" popularresistance.org Nigeria – On 3 October, a young man was killed by the police in Ughelli, a town in the Niger Delta region of Nigeria. A video of this incidence was circulated by residents of the city on WhatsApp and also posted on Twitter. This sparked the #EndSARS revolt of youths in the country, which was drowned in blood with the massacre of at least 36 people on 20 October. The bulk of these was at the Lekki tollgate, in Lagos state — one of the two main centres of the uprising in that mega-city where one-tenth of the country's population resides.

Caitlin Johnstone (2020-11-22). MSM Already Helping Next Administration Hide Corruption Under 'Diversity' Banner. thealtworld.com There has never been a better time to be a woman, minority or member of the LGBT community who works in the DC establishment and thinks the poor should be made into pet food. | The New York Times has The article's authors warn against the nonexistent, completely imaginary threat of the next presidential administration…

CIRRG (2020-11-22). Saturday 11/21: Town Hall on Indigenous Rights, Sovereignty, and Self Determination. indybay.org Online town hall…

reenvia Red Latina sin fronteras (2020-11-22). Compromiso desde la Amazonía: La Carta de Mocoa. indybay.org Compromiso desde la Amazonía: | La Carta de Mocoa…

repost (2020-11-22). 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…

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

The Canary (2020-11-22). Parties unite to call for Pat Finucane killing public inquiry. thecanary.co Four political parties in the north of Ireland have united to call for a public inquiry into the murder of Belfast solicitor Pat Finucane. | Mr Finucane, 39, was murdered by loyalist terrorists in front of his family in 1989 amid claims of collusion with state security forces. | In February last year, the Supreme Court ruled that investigations into the fatal shooting of the solicitor have not been effective and fell short of international human rights standards. | BREAKING: Letter from the four parties to Brandon Lewis calling on the British Government to hold a public inquiry into the killing of human rights l…

South Front (2020-11-22). Video: Azerbaijani Troops Enter First of Districts that Are Set to be Returned Under Karabakh Deal. globalresearch.ca Late on November 19, Azerbaijani troops started entering the district of Agdam in the Nagorno-Karabakh region. Agdam is one of the districts surrounding the Nagorno-Karabakh Autonomous Oblast of the Azerbaijan Soviet Socialist Republic that Azerbaijan lost to Armenian forces after …

Medea Benjamin (2020-11-22). Here are 10 things Joe Biden can do immediately to create a safer, better world. salon.com Much of Trump's foreign policy has been conducted by executive order — Biden can undo the worst of it right away…

The Canary (2020-11-22). Protesters torch Guatemala's congress building amid unrest. thecanary.co Hundreds of protesters broke into Guatemala's congress and burned part of the building on Saturday amid growing demonstrations against President Alejandro Giammattei and the legislature for approving a controversial budget that cut educational and health spending.The incident came as about 10,000 people were protesting in front of the National Palace in Guatemala City against corruption and the budget, which protesters say was negotiated and passed by legislators in secret while the Central American country was distracted by the fallout of back-to-back hurricanes and the Covid-19 pandemic.About 1,000 protesters w…

MEE staff (2020-11-22). Imprisoned spy Jonathan Pollard flying to Israel after US parole ends. middleeasteye.net Imprisoned spy Jonathan Pollard flying to Israel after US parole ends | Cold War spy passed on information about American intelligence agencies to Israel | Sun, 11/22/2020 – 09: 30 | Jonathan Pollard spent 30 years in prison for spying for Israel (AFP) | The spy Jonathan Pollard, who was jailed for spying against the United States in the 1980s, has been cleared to fly to Israel, where he will be welcomed by th…

MEE and agencies (2020-11-22). Israeli jets strike Gaza after rocket fire hits factory. middleeasteye.net Israeli jets strike Gaza after rocket fire hits factory | Israel and Hamas trade blame for fire exchanged over Gaza just a week after similar strikes | Sun, 11/22/2020 – 10: 30 | Smoke rises over Gaza buildings after an Israeli air strike on 22 November 2020 (Reuters) | Israel carried out air strikes in the Gaza Strip on Sunday morning after rockets from the blockaded territory hit an Isra…

MEE and agencies (2020-11-22). Gaza warns hospitals reaching Covid-19 breaking point. middleeasteye.net Gaza warns hospitals reaching Covid-19 breaking point | The blockaded territory will soon run out of ventilators, intensive-care beds, say public health advisers | Sun, 11/22/2020 – 13: 00 | A man walks past a mural in Gaza dedicated to doctors fighting Covid-19 (AFP) | Gaza's health system could be overwhelmed by next week because of a surge in coronavirus cases, health advisers warned on…

MEE staff (2020-11-22). Outrage at 'normalisation' photo of Egyptian singer with Israeli celebrities in UAE. middleeasteye.net Outrage at 'normalisation' photo of Egyptian singer with Israeli celebrities in UAE | Egypt's Mohammed Ramadan sparks criticism after attendance at event with Israeli public figures in Dubai | Sun, 11/22/2020 – 16: 04 | (L-R) Omer Adam, Mohamed Ramadan and Hamad al-Mazrouie (Twitter) | Egyptian singer and actor Mohamed Ramadan has sparked a social media backlash after his image with two Israeli celebrities in…

Mehr News Agency (2020-11-22). Iran's exports to EU hit a 13% growth in nine months. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Nov. 22 (MNA) – Iran's export of non-oil products to the European Union registered a 13 percent hike in the nine months of the current year in 2020 (from Jan. to Sept).

Julia Conley, staff writer (2020-11-22). Climate Action Nonprofit Launches 'Clean Creatives' Campaign Aimed at Pressuring PR and Ad Firms to Cut Ties With Fossil Fuel Clients. commondreams.org A new campaign unveiled this weekend by the nonprofit organization Fossil Free Media aims to expand on the goals of the fossil fuel divestment movement, cutting into oil and gas companies' profit margins through their public relations and ad campaigns. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Dean Baker (2020-11-22). Fighting Disinformation: Maybe Reporters Can Try Putting Big Budget Numbers in Contexts that Make Them Understandable. cepr.net Margaret Sullivan, the Washington Post's media columnist, had a good piece on how reporters can try to combat the nonsense that right-wing politicians and media sources are spewing. I would like to add one item to her list, writing big budget numbers in ways that are meaningful to readers. While this seems stupidly simple, for …

Mehr News Agency (2020-11-22). Shooting in US leaves 2 killed, 2 injured on Saturday. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Nov. 22 (MNA) — Two people were killed and two others wounded after a shooting Saturday night in Nebraska, police said.

Prison Radio (2020-11-22). "The Prison within the Prison": Lockdown and Social Distancing in America's Prisons. globalresearch.ca Our people inside are robbed of privacy, autonomy, safety, and human contact; why would their health in a pandemic be any different? Because of the poor standards and oversight of prison conditions in the U.S., each facility is largely responsible …

Peoples Dispatch (2020-11-22). Around the World in 8 minutes: Strike in Colombia. peoplesdispatch.org Mobilizations will continue in Colombia over the next couple of days to demand an end to Ivan Duque's anti-people policies and against the lack of political will to address the urgent and pressing issue of violence against communities.

Lynda Carson (2020-11-22). Twelve deaths at Oakland's Mercy Retirement and Care Center. indybay.org Coronavirus Covid-19 Ravages Oakland's Mercy Retirement and Care Center:…

_____ (2020-11-22). When Fascists Roam The Streets, Staying Home Isn't An Option. popularresistance.org The Million MAGA March in Washington, D.C. on November 14th has become a flashpoint about how the Left should respond to the far-Right in a post-2020 election terrain. Footage distorted to fit a narrative of unprovoked violence against conservatives, Proud Boys employing specific fighting tactics to down as many people as possible; police splitting up crowds, standing with riot shields facing only one way, conveniently absent once the Proud Boys found the antifascists. Much of the conversation, however, has centered on the conflict between showing up or staying in.

Steve Topple (2020-11-22). Priti Patel is at the centre of another growing storm. thecanary.co Priti Patel is involved in yet another growing scandal. This time it Another Jamaican deportation flight: | The Morning Star

Michael Hiltzik (2020-11-22). The Colossal Problem of Publicly Funded Vaccines in Private Hands. zcomm.org As Pfizer and Moderna prepare to roll out their COVID 19 vaccines, the problems associated with publicly funded vaccines in the hands of private companies are already on the horizon, as the drug industry seeks to control global efforts for a cure…

_____ (2020-11-22). Guatemala's Congress Burns Amid Mass Protest. popularresistance.org Guatemalans have taken to the streets for a national protest in rejection of President Alejandro Giammattei, and to demand that he veto the controversial general budget for 2021, approved by lawmakers on November 18. | A fire broke out at the Congress in the capital city, though the main protest groups maintain that the people have continued to demonstrate peacefully in the central square which is surrounded by riot police. They warn that infiltrated groups have burned down the Congress, serving as a distraction from the popular calls in rejection of corruption.

M Kilian, H Wetzer and C Zaschke (2020-11-22). Trump's United States looks more and more like a banana republic. indybay.org "The country that was once an exemplary democracy is becoming a Third World banana republic," he says.For a week now, Joe Biden has been declared the winner of the election and future president. But the loser and previous incumbent Donald Trump refuses to acknowledge this. Trump claims he won the election and Biden wants to take the victory away from him. Trump calls the votes that cast for him "legal."

International Human Rights Art Festival (2020-11-22). Saturday 12/12: Virtual Festival Celebration of International Human Rights Day. indybay.org Virtual event…

Ashlie D. Stevens (2020-11-22). Here's an easy lasagna you can make in a skillet using jarred sauce and no-boil pasta. salon.com This hearty dish, bursting with fresh greens and bright pops of citrus, comes together in 45 minutes…

Mehr News Agency (2020-11-22). Iran exports $100,000 worth of sedans to Spain: IRICA. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Nov. 22 (MNA) — Spokesman of the Islamic Republic of Iran said that $100,000 worth of passenger cars were exported from the country to Spain last year (ended March 20, 2020).

Mehr News Agency (2020-11-22). Iranian play 'Labor' to be performed in Red Curtain Intl Fest. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Nov. 22 (MNA) — Iranian play 'Labor' will be performed on 28 and 29 November in the online international Red Curtain Theatre Festival.

Mehr News Agency (2020-11-22). Syrian president appoints new Foreign Minister. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Nov. 22 (MNA) — Syrian president appointed Faisal Mekdad as the new foreign minister and Bashar Jaafari as the country's permanent representative to the UN.

ZOOM (2020-11-22). Wednesday 11/25: Virtual Thanksgiving: Free, Unlimited Zoom for COVID Safe Gatherings. indybay.org Online via Zoom (free, no time limit on 11/26)…

Carl Gibson (2020-11-22). Sixteen Mind-Blowing Facts About Who Really Killed John F. Kennedy. globalresearch.ca Commemoration of the Assassination of JKF on November 22, 1963 | Government documents declassified after the passage of the JFK Records Act in 1992 prove that the official narrative is bull***t. There is overwhelming evidence implicating the CIA and other United …

Michael Ferschke and Charlie Post (2020-11-22). 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.

Julia Conley, staff writer (2020-11-22). Vaccine Access Advocates Cautiously Optimistic As G20 Summit Ends With Pledge to 'Spare No Effort' to Ensure Widespread Distribution. commondreams.org World leaders expressed cautious optimism about widespread coronavirus vaccine access as the virtual G20 summit wrapped up with a final statement from the world's 20 largest economies, expressing that the countries would make sure vaccines are distributed equitably across the globe. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Mehr News Agency (2020-11-22). Razavi Khorasan-Afghanistan economic commission to be held. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Nov. 22 (MNA) — An official from Razavi Khorasan Governorate said the province's joint economic coop. commission with Afghanistan is to be held in Mashhad to facilitate mutual economic ties.

Peoples Dispatch (2020-11-22). Climate change: How fast are sea levels actually rising? peoplesdispatch.org According to earlier research, the rate at which sea levels were rising globally was 3.2 millimeters per year. Recent studies point to an accelerating rise in sea levels…

Staff (2020-11-22). Hospital Bills Amid the Pandemic Are Outrageous. Medicare for All Is the Fix. truthout.org Hospitals in the United States charge patients as much as 1,800% more than their costs amid the coronavirus pandemic, according to a new study. | The 100 most expensive hospitals in the United States charge between $1,129 and $1,808 for every $100 of their costs, according to a Overall…

Mehr News Agency (2020-11-22). Iran to operate 174 IR-M2 centrifuges at Natanz facility. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Nov. 22 (MNA) — Iran's Permanent Representative to International Organizations Kazem Gharibabadi says the country will operate 174 advanced IR-M2 centrifuges at Natanz nuclear facility.

Isabella Breda (2020-11-22). How Norway Built an Economy That Puts People First. commondreams.org The national ethos of economic equity was decades in the making. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Mehr News Agency (2020-11-22). Saudi begging for role in possible talks with Iran. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Nov. 22 (MNA) — Repeating baseless accusations against Iran Saudi Arabia's foreign minister said that Riyadh should be part of any future talks.

Fight Back (2020-11-22). Jacksonville demands: 'Justice for Devon Gregory Tillman!'. fightbacknews.org Jacksonville, FL – Over 200 people gathered on the westside of Jacksonville, on the corner of San Juan and Cassett Avenues, to celebrate the life of Devon Gregory Tillman, along with protesting against his death at the hands of the police. Devon Gregory Tillman was an 18-year-old African American worker who was murdered by the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office earlier this week during a traffic stop. Police surrounded the vehicle, pulling out Tillman's two passengers before opening fire. Police fired 35 times into his car. | Devon's family and community members, including the Jacksonville Community Action Committee,…

Mehr News Agency (2020-11-22). Institutionalizing resistance Resistance FilmFest's function. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Nov. 22 (MNA) —The Cinema Organization of Iran director said institutionalizing the social concept of resistance is one of the functions of 16th Resistance International Film Festival.

_____ (2020-11-22). The American Herald Tribune Arises From The Ashes. popularresistance.org The American Herald Tribune (AHT) is back. We escaped the treacherous wrath of notorious thought police agencies including the US Department of Justice, the FBI, the CIA as well as a few of their media front operations including CNN, the Washington Post, and Bloomberg News. With a slip and a slide and a pirouette or two we danced out of the clutches of the US Dark State and re-emerged at .ca, ahtribune.ca. | There are many very strange and menacing things going on with the Justin Trudeau government in my home country.

Mehr News Agency (2020-11-22). Indonesia to study Iran's proposal to build oil refinery. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Nov. 22 (MNA) — Indonesia will study a proposal from Iran to build an oil refinery, as it seeks to expand its oil refining capacity by 500,000 barrels per day (bpd) in the next seven years.

Mehr News Agency (2020-11-22). Zarif congratulates new Syrian FM on his election. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Nov. 22 (MNA) — Iranian Foreign Minister congratulated Faisal Mekdad on his election as the new Syrian FM on Sunday.

Mehr News Agency (2020-11-22). Resistance cinema should portray global oppression. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Nov. 22 (MNA) — American documentarian and Press TV anchor Marzieh Hashemi said that the Resistance International Film Festival brings together the currents of resistance in the world.

Never Forgive, Never Forget (2020-11-22). 57 Years Since 11/22/63 Kennedy Assassination. indybay.org We managed to get rid of the worst president in memory, Nazi Trump, in this year's election, but the nuclear holocaust threat remains. Instructive to all in public speaking and war & peace as a basic issue is Pres. John Kennedy's speech on 6/10/63 at American University, now on Youtube, at www.youtube.com/watch?v=bZsG4qbw_tY&#038…

Editor (2020-11-22). A New Cold War Could Be Just Around the Corner. scheerpost.com Antonio R. Villaraigosa / CC BY-NC 2.0] By Cassandra Stimpson and Holly Zhang / TomDispatch War: what is it good for? Apparently, in Washington's world of think tanks, the answer is: the bottom line. In fact, as the Biden presidency approaches, an era of great-power competition between the United States and China is already taken for granted inside the Washington Beltway. Much less well known are… |

Staff (2020-11-22). Tyson Exploits Consumers Just Like Its Animals and the Workers Who Raise Them. truthout.org The actions of the U.S. meat industry throughout the pandemic have brought to light the true corruption and waste that are inherent within our food system. Despite a new wave of rising COVID-19 cases, the U.S. Department of Agriculture recently submitted a proposal to further

_____ (2020-11-22). Which Coronavirus Policies Succeed, And Which Fail. strategic-culture.org According to an analysis by and in the New York Times on November 18th, which is headlined At Strategic Culture, on May 21, I had published my own analysis, which was based u…

Staff (2020-11-22). Benefits of Cap and Trade Often Elude Communities Hit Hard by Air Pollution. truthout.org Growing up in North Richmond, California, Denny Khamphanthong didn't think much of the siren that wailed once a month, every first Wednesday at 11 a.m. The alarm is a test of the community's emergency warning system, which has alerted residents to numerous incidents over the years at the nearby Chevron oil refinery. One accident there —

Steve Topple (2020-11-22). 'Letter to Corbyn' mesmerised us. Now, he's responded. thecanary.co A tribute song to Jeremy Corbyn has officially entered the UK top 25 of the download charts. Its success shows several things — not least among them being the strength of public feeling towards the former Labour leader. And now, Corbyn himself has responded to the song. | Corbyn on Letter to Corbyn : | Poet and rapper Craft-D

Mehr News Agency (2020-11-22). Police seize over 1 ton of narcotics in Isfahan province. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Nov. 22 (MNA) — The police forces of Isfahan province in central Iran have seized over 1 ton of illicit drugs in a single operation.

Mehr News Agency (2020-11-22). Iran ready to transfer medical experience to Iraq. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Nov. 22 (MNA) — The Cultural Attaché of the Embassy of Iran and the former Prime Minister of Iraq conferred on the expansion of bilateral cultural and scientific relations on Sunday.

Santa Cruz Police News (2020-11-22). Tuesday 11/24: Police Reforms Before Santa Cruz City Council. indybay.org Santa Cruz City Council Meeting (online): | ecm.cityofsantacruz.com/OnBaseAgendaOnli…

Matthew Rozsa (2020-11-22). Good news for herd immunity: New study suggests coronavirus immunity could last more than 6 months. salon.com Previous studies have cast doubt on how long coronavirus immunity lasts after infection and recovery…

Dr. Rudolf Hà§nsel (2020-11-22). Das Lied der Deutschen gilt fàºr das gemeine Volk nicht mehr. globalresearch.ca Die deutsche Nationalhymne war als staatliches Symbol in besonderer Weise vor Verunglimpfung geschàºtzt. Doch seit Monaten wird sie von einer korrupten Politiker-Clique im Auftrag einer Milliardà§rs- und Macht-‚ÄûElite" immer tiefer in den Dreck gezogen und gilt nur noch fàºr sie, …

_____ (2020-11-22). Elections Proved Americans Are Done With The Drug War. popularresistance.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 they were mostly people of color. So if MAGA Nation are waiting for those votes to be counted, then Trump will actually do even worse. And I honestly don't care if you're thinking, "But I saw a video on Tik-Tok of someone burning a ballot and then smothering it in hot sauce and eating it."

Red Latina sin fronteras (2020-11-22). Enlaces de Red Latina sin fronteras 23.11.2020. indybay.org ENLACES de Red Latina sin fronteras 23.11.2020 | comunicaciones e información para la liberación…

Rafael Uzcátegui (2020-11-22). Standing by a Radical Chávez. zcomm.org A key figure from the newly-formed Popular Revolutionary Alternative talks about his expectations for the upcoming parliamentary elections…

Al-Thawra (2020-11-22). 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.

news.un (2020-11-22). First Person: Four years on, hopes of return still distant for refugee pianist. news.un.org When UN News first interviewed award-winning Palestinian pianist Aeham Ahmad in 2016, he was a recent arrival in Germany, having fled a Palestinian refugee camp in Syria. Four years on, he wants to return home, but accepts that his chances are slim.

Jonathan Sigrist (2020-11-22). Facebook Censorship and the Atlantic Council. globalresearch.ca What very few people know is that Facebook was officially partnering with the Atlantic Council in the form of an "election partnership […] to prevent [their] service from being abused during elections." Indeed, the US midterm elections are only a couple of weeks away, so the Atlantic Council and its Digital Forensic Research Lab are now going at it with full force,…

Press TV (2020-11-22). UN Chief Warns of Worst Famine in Decades in Yemen. dissidentvoice.org United Nations chief warned on Friday that war-torn Yemen is in imminent danger of the world's worst famine in decades.

Sam Pizzigati (2020-11-22). The Rain on Our Yes-We-Now-Have-a-Vaccine! Parade. commondreams.org What could be better than a drug that can stop Covid? A society that doesn't let some make billions off a drug millions can't access | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Mehr News Agency (2020-11-22). Iron ore pellet output volume up 15% in seven months. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Nov. 23 (MNA) — Production of iron ore pellet by major domestic mining and mineral companies registered a 15 percent growth in the first seven months of the current year (from March 21 to Oct. 22) as compared to the last year's corresponding…

_____ (2020-11-22). Biden Could Enact Medicare For All By Executive Action. popularresistance.org Journalist David Dayen presented a convincing case Tuesday that President-elect Joe Biden, once sworn into office come January, would have the legal authority to immediately provide complete Medicare coverage to everyone in the country via executive action due to the Covid-19 pandemic—though the very serious question remains: would he? | During the primary season in March, Biden said he would veto a Medicare for All bill should one ever reach his desk, but with the coronavirus infection rate surging—and some scenarios projecting an overall death toll as high as 360,000 by the time the inauguration tak…

Julia Conley, staff writer (2020-11-22). Guatemalan President Reviewing Budget, Which Slashed Healthcare Spending, After Outraged Protesters Set Fire to Legislative Building. commondreams.org "We are outraged by poverty, injustice, the way they have stolen the public's money," a psychology professor who attended the protests told the press. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Mehr News Agency (2020-11-22). FODASUN holds webinar on Avicenna's philosophy in West. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Nov. 22 (MNA) — The Foundation of Dialogue and Solidarity of United Nations held a webinar on "The Study of Ibn Sina's Philosophy in the West" on Thursday, November 19.

Direct Action Everywhere (2020-11-22). Protest for the 46 Million #NoThanks. indybay.org This November we will take action to elevate the stories of the 46 million turkeys who are killed for Thanksgiving.

_____ (2020-11-22). Lockdown To Stop The Keystone XL Pipeline. popularresistance.org Live from Sovereign Oceti Sakowin Territory in so-called Haakon county, South Dakota at one of many active and illegal KXL Crude Oil Pipeline Pump Stations. Illegal Construction on Treaty Lands. | Protectors have notified officials and filed a complaint about the unlawful construction and peace treaty violations.. but nothing has been done. The desecration & disrespect continues. | So what do we do when our leaders don't act, don't protect us and sell us out? We stand up and speak up. Peaceful resistance is the only thing we have left.

_____ (2020-11-22). People Are Rising Up Against The Elites, So Should We. popularresistance.org This weekend, ten thousand people took to the streets in Guatemala to protest the President and Congress over a proposed budget, the largest in its history, that cuts funds for health care and education as poverty rises, and provides slush funds to politicians and governments. In Colombia, the people held a national strike to protest their violent, right-wing government. In Peru, protests against a right-wing power grab have ousted one appointed president and people are demanding a new government and constitution.

United Nations Assoc. San Francisco (2020-11-22). Saturday 12/12: Human Rights Day 2020: Racial Justice & Human Rights in the 21st Century. indybay.org Online event…

_____ (2020-11-22). Pandemia's Norm: Wars and Rumors of Wars. strategic-culture.org Welcome to the world of Pandemia. It is a place where a deadly virus pandemic spreads in an out-of-control fashion. Sheltering at home has led to widespread unemployment. With closed borders and reduced airline flights, international and some domestic travel are all but dead. Legislatures and judicial courts render their decisions over video-conferencing connections. People of all ages die without being able to physically say farewell to their loved ones. | Pandemia is a dark place, where modern medicine and public health are dismissed by the equivalents of alchemists and indulgence sellers of medieval times. Pan…

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

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 …

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 …

Juan Cole (2020-11-21). At G20, Only India Is On Track to Meet Goals for Keeping Global Heating to 3.6 ∞ F. commondreams.org Although most of India's electricity and heating now comes from carbon-intensive coal, the country has big plans to transition to renewables. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

_____ (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…

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 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. …

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 …

_____ (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…

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.

_____ (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). 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.

Loretta Graceffo (2020-11-21). Why Indigenous activists are occupying the Hamptons until Thanksgiving. nationofchange.org As a leader of Sovereignty Camp 2020, Shinnecock attorney Tela Troge discusses why they are protesting a lawsuit by New York state.

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.

RT (2020-11-21). 'Ebenezer Scrooge' public health chief says Christmas should be delayed until summer to curb spread of coronavirus. rt.com A UK public health chief has backed calls for Christmas to be delayed to next summer in an effort to curb the spread of the coronavirus — despite acknowledging that he may sound like 'A Christmas Carol' villain Ebenezer Scrooge. | Expressing his concern that Christmas celebrations could "undo all of the work that we've done up until now," Mark Adams, a health chief for the coronavirus-heavy north-eastern Teesside area that encompasses Hartlepool,

RT (2020-11-21). Anti-LGBT 'arsonist' requests asylum in Russia claiming he is target of 'extremist' Brazilian gay community. rt.com A Brazilian man accused of attacking a movie company over its depiction of Jesus Christ as homosexual has asked Russia for asylum after being arrested in Moscow in September at the request of Interpol. | Eduardo Fauzi is among five suspects in what prosecutors say is an attempted murder and was detained on behalf of international police in Russia after being added to a wanted list. | Fauzi stands accused of throwing Molotov cocktails at the Portados Fundos movie studio in Rio de Janeiro, endangering the life of a security guard who had been inside the building at the time. The production company had been invol…

_____ (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…

RT (2020-11-21). Putin urges G20 leaders to 'limit' protectionism & abandon using unilateral sanctions. rt.com Speaking at the G20 summit on Saturday, Russia's President Vladimir Putin called on world leaders to address the piled-up issues facing international trade, urging them to limit protectionism and abandon sanction practices. | "We have to tackle the urgent problems that have accumulated in international trade. In particular, it is necessary to try and curb protectionism, abandon the practice of unilateral sanctions, and resume supply chains," Putin told the virtual G20 summit. | Russia's leader noted that the reinvigoration of international trade was also discussed during an Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (A…

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.

RT (2020-11-21). 'Moral cost is too high': Legendary war reporter Martin Bell calls on UK to halt Saudi arms sales over civilian bombing in Yemen. rt.com Former British war reporter and lawmaker Martin Bell said the UK must stop selling arms to Saudi Arabia because the desert kingdom's military coalition is indiscriminately bombing civilians in its war with Houthi rebels in Yemen. | "The moral imperative is so great that if there is a cost to the economy, I think it has to be borne," Bell told Afshin Rattansi, host of RT's "Going Underground" program, in an interview on Friday. "We claim to be a civilised people. Why are we arming . . . the gang that can't shoot straight?" | Bell, who is currently UK ambassador to UNICEF, made his comments after the virtual…

RT (2020-11-21). Covid-19 pandemic could bring economic crisis on scale of 'Great Depression,' Putin tells G20 — warns of poverty & social disorder. rt.com Russian President Vladimir Putin has warned that the coronavirus pandemic could lead to a global economic collapse that would have a significant impact on the lives of millions of people across the world. | Speaking at the virtual G20 summit of international leaders on Saturday, Putin warned that, "despite some positive signals, the main risk is still the so-called stagnant mass unemployment with a subsequent increase in poverty and social disorder." | "The coronavirus epidemic, the global lockdown and the freezing of economic activity launched a systemic economic crisis, which the modern world has not known s…

MEE correspondent (2020-11-21). Egypt: Female political prisoners beaten during inspection mission. middleeasteye.net Egypt: Female political prisoners beaten during inspection mission | Rights group says Qanatir prison security force attacked number of female prisoners during inspection by a newly appointed official | Sat, 11/21/2020 – 14: 33 | The Qanatir women's prison in Qalyubia governorate holds dozens of female political prisoners (Twitter) | Egyptian officials physically assaulted a number of f…

MEE and agencies (2020-11-21). Lebanon: Five prisoners die as dozens escape in jail break. middleeasteye.net Lebanon: Five prisoners die as dozens escape in jail break | At least 69 prisoners escaped Baabda prison, east of Beirut, on Saturday; only 15 have been arrested, according to state media | Sat, 11/21/2020 – 10: 05 | Lebanese security forces outside the Palace of Justice in Baabda after the prison break on 21 November (Reuters) | Five Lebanese prisoners died when their car crashed into a t…

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.

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.

The Canary (2020-11-21). Legal challenge launched over 'unlawful' Government Covid appointments. thecanary.co Campaigners have submitted a legal challenge alleging that prime minister Boris Johnson and health secretary Matt Hancock acted "unlawfully" when appointing key figures to top posts during the coronavirus crisis, it has been reported.The Observer said that the case had been lodged jointly by the Good Law Project and race equality think tank the Runnymede Trust.It said that the judicial review, submitted to the High Court, alleged that three appointments were made without advertising the positions and without the open competition normally required for senior public sector roles. | This is our belief, that cronyism…

MEE and agencies (2020-11-21). Lebanon's president pledges revival of central bank audit in fight on corruption. middleeasteye.net Lebanon's president pledges revival of central bank audit in fight on corruption | Michel Aoun claims 'interest-driven roadblocks' had derailed the audit, a key condition for foreign donors to help Lebanon out of its deep financial crisis | Sat, 11/21/2020 – 21: 45 | President Michel Aoun speaks to Lebanese viewers in a televised address on 21 November 2020. "Our reality today is not promi…

MEE and agencies (2020-11-21). Iraqi security forces killed in Islamic State attack, say police. middleeasteye.net Iraqi security forces killed in Islamic State attack, say police | Six Iraqi security personnel and three civilians dead after ambush north of Baghdad, as US announces further troop withdrawals | Sat, 11/21/2020 – 21: 04 | An Iraqi Hashed al-Shaabi fighter inspects the site of an IS attack on the paramilitary force in Mukaishefah, about 180km north of Baghdad, on 3 May 2020 (AFP) | Six Ira…

RT (2020-11-21). US again threatens sanctions on European companies over Nord Stream 2 as Russian-German pipeline project ploughs ahead. rt.com The US State Department has warned of potential retaliation against a number of European companies involved in the construction of a controversial new gas pipeline from Russia to Germany. | According to Hamburg-based news agency DPA, companies involved in the construction of the infrastructure under the Baltic Sea have been given a final warning from Washington. An American government official is quoted in reports as saying "this pipeline will not take place… The US does not want to impose sanctions on European companies. We are making these calls to caution them and give them time to get out." | The Nord St…

RT (2020-11-21). Russia blacklists 25 British individuals in tit-for-tat move over UK's imposition of 'Magnitsky List' sanctions. rt.com Moscow has imposed sanctions on 25 British individuals, mirroring restrictions rolled out by London earlier this year over the case of Sergei Magnitsky, a Russian tax auditor who died in police custody back in 2009. | The announcement was made by Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova on Saturday. | "In response to the unfriendly actions of the British authorities and on the basis of the principle of reciprocity, the Russian side made a decision to impose personal sanctions against 25 representatives of Britain who are barred from entering Russia," Zakharova said in a statement, without naming th…

_____ (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

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.

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…

RT (2020-11-21). Canada's Trudeau calls Great Reset a CONSPIRACY THEORY after video of him promoting the globalist initiative went viral. rt.com Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, who brought an avalanche of attention to the World Economic Forum's 'Great Reset' when a video of him talking about the plan surfaced earlier this week, now says it's a "conspiracy theory." | Asked at a press conference Friday about concerns raised by conservative lawmakers about his use of the term 'Great Reset', Trudeau said, "We're in a time of anxiety, where people are looking for reasons for things that are happening to him, the difficult moments we're in. It's nice to be able to find someone to blame, something to point to, something to get mad at. | "We're seeing…

RT (2020-11-21). Jeremy Hunt wants mass testing & health passports in the UK. Critics accuse him of promoting 'ENSLAVEMENT PASSES'. rt.com Former Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt wants Brits to take a monthly coronavirus test, with a negative result earning them "freedom passes." His idea angered some commenters, who called it "Orwellian." | Writing in

MEE and agencies (2020-11-21). Erdogan says Turkey's future 'together with Europe'. middleeasteye.net Erdogan says Turkey's future 'together with Europe' | Turkish president calls for dialogue ahead of possible further EU sanctions and amid rising tensions with Greece over gas exploration in the Eastern Mediterranean | Sat, 11/21/2020 – 19: 06 | 'We expect the EU to keep its promises, not to discriminate against us,' Turkey's President Erdogan said on Saturday (AFP) | Turkish President Rec…

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, …

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…

sputniknews (2020-11-21). Senior Taliban Members Meet With US State Secretary in Doha, Spokesman Said. sputniknews.com KABUL (Sputnik) – Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar, the chief of the Taliban political office, and Shaykh Mawlawi Abdulhakeem, the head of the movement's team that negotiates with the Afghan government, met with US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo in Doha on Saturday, a group spokesman, Mohammad Naeem, said.

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.

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.

WSWS (2020-11-21). Workers Struggles: Asia and Australia. wsws.org The World Socialist Web Site invites workers and other readers to contribute to this regular feature.

sputniknews (2020-11-21). Video: Factory Building in Israel's Ashkelon Damaged After Rocket Launch From Gaza. sputniknews.com Rocket attacks from the Gaza Strip are frequently reported in the area, with the latest incident described by the Israeli military on Sunday, 15 November. According to IDF, two rockets were fired from the Gaza Strip toward central and sourthern Israel.

_____ (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.

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

Whitney Webb (2020-11-21). Anthrax To COVID: The Ongoing Anthrax Deception That Created The BioSecurity State & COVID-19. thealtworld.com Joining me today is returning guest David Meiswinkle, President Executive Director of Lawyer's Committee For 9/11 Inquiry. | On October 15th 2020, the Lawyer's Committee For 9/11 Inquiry submitted a petition to the US Congress formally requesting a "redress of grievances regarding Federal Government misconduct related to…

WSWS (2020-11-21). Explosion at Faurecia Gladstone auto parts plant in Indiana injures three. wsws.org A forklift driver injured in the blast was airlifted to a burn unit at a hospital in Indianapolis, 40 miles north.

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… |

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

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.

Paul Rosenberg (2020-11-21). What lies ahead: After the damage of the Trump era, can America avoid disaster?>. salon.com Historian Jack Goldstone saw all this coming, 30 years ago: He says America's failure is pushing us "off the cliff"

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.

WSWS (2020-11-21). Chaotic move to online learning designed to facilitate reopening of New York City schools. wsws.org The withholding of resources necessary for remote learning is a calculated policy meant to pressure working class parents to acquiesce to the growing calls for a return to in-person classes.

WSWS (2020-11-21). New York region transportation agency prepares draconian cuts to service and transit jobs. wsws.org The nation's largest transit agency released its 2021 budget, proposing more than 9,000 layoffs and service cuts that would leave the transit network unrecognizable.

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.

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

Erin Keane (2020-11-21). An easy meatless Thanksgiving main dish that isn't fake turkey. salon.com This tasty, seasonal, vegetarian main dish looks special enough on the plate for a holiday meal…

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…

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…

Riva Enteen (2020-11-21). Don't [Mourn] Celebrate, Organize! commondreams.org The same "injustice" system that unlawfully locked up the Central Park Five will continue unabated with Biden and his "top cop" sidekick. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

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…

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.

WSWS (2020-11-21). As winter sets in Portland's homeless face exposure to the cold, lack of beds and COVID-19. wsws.org The city has resorted to urgently asking the general public for help in locating structures that can shelter the homeless from the cold while protecting them from COVID-19.

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 …

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…

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.

_____ (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.

news.un (2020-11-21). Appointment of AU envoys for Ethiopia's Tigray crisis an 'initiative for peace': UN chief. news.un.org UN Secretary-General António Guterres has welcomed the African Union's (AU) appointment of three high-level envoys to help resolve the conflict in the Tigray region of Ethiopia, calling it an "initiative for peace."

Matthew Rozsa (2020-11-21). Kangaroos, an Australian icon, are being butchered to feed the pet food industry. salon.com Kangaroos are "shot at night and beaten to death" — before having their meat sold to pet food retailers…

Nicole Michael (2020-11-21). John Oates on the Beatles backlash in Philly and living next door to Hunter S. Thompson. salon.com On "Everything Fab Four," John Oates talks the Hall & Oates origin story and the Beatles album that made him a fan…

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.

WSWS (2020-11-21). Frontline nurse at UK's Royal Bournemouth Hospital speaks out as COVID-19 cases surge. wsws.org The following letter was sent to the WSWS from a frontline nurse at the UK's Royal Bournemouth Hospital.

sputniknews (2020-11-21). White House Mum on Covid Thanksgiving Rules as CDC Asks People Not to 'Speak Loudly' in Own Homes. sputniknews.com Americans are preparing to celebrate Thanksgiving on Thursday, November 26, with this year's celebrations marred by the coronavirus pandemic and the vast economic dislocation caused by efforts to keep infection rates down over the past eight months.

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.

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 …

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.

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.

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…

news.un (2020-11-21). Afghanistan: UN chief underscores need to end violence following deadly rocket attacks. news.un.org The UN Secretary-General has condemned rocket attacks in Afghanistan's capital, Kabul, on Saturday which killed at least eight civilians and wounded many more.

Julia Conley, staff writer (2020-11-21). Trump Skips G20 Pandemic Preparedness Meeting as Covid-19 Cases Surpass 12 Million in US. commondreams.org "The president is not only missing from his post, but he's encouraging a mutiny." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

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 …

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".

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.

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 …

WSWS (2020-11-21). Fascist Kenosha shooter Kyle Rittenhouse released after posting $2 million bail. wsws.org The bail money was raised by defense attorneys and generously supported by Republican party donors.

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 …

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.

WSWS (2020-11-21). As Canada's ruling class lets pandemic run rampant, workers must fight to shut down nonessential production and schools. wsws.org Canada's Public Health Agency warns that new COVID-19 infections will rise to 20,000 per day by the end of December—the equivalent of 200,000 per day in the United States—if social contacts remain at current levels.

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…

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.

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…

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.

WSWS (2020-11-21). California ballot propositions: Voters reject identity politics, but app-based delivery giants buy protection. wsws.org There were contradictory results on November 3: voters rejected an effort to revive affirmative action programs that discriminate based on race, but they also rejected efforts to protect "gig" workers from exploitation, after a $200 million campaign by corporate giants like Uber and Lyft.

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 …

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.

WSWS (2020-11-21). German steelmaker Thyssenkrupp destroys another 5,000 jobs. wsws.org The IG Metall union has already agreed to a cut of 6,000 jobs, meaning that some 11,000 workers now face the scrap heap.

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…

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.

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…

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 …

WSWS (2020-11-21). World economy engulfed by "debt tsunami" wsws.org While the pandemic has played a major role, even before it struck the entire financial system and the global economy were becoming increasingly dependent on debt accumulation.

sputniknews (2020-11-21). Councilman, Parents File Lawsuit to Reopen NYC Schools After de Blasio's Announcement. sputniknews.com The COVID-19 pandemic has hit the US hardest of all, with over 12Mln confirmed cases to date. Initially the Big Apple took the brunt of the virus, although later the daily number of new cases dropped significantly. With numbers now almost doubling in the last two weeks, Mayor Bill de Blasio has again shuttered all the schools within the city.

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…

WSWS (2020-11-21). Brazilian state of Amapá on brink of social explosion after 18-day blackout. wsws.org The lack of electricity, water and other basic services led to a wave of more than 100 protests in the state.

WSWS (2020-11-21). San Diego schools continue to reopen as California surpasses 1 million COVID-19 cases. wsws.org San Diego teachers are speaking out in opposition to school districts keeping schools open as cases skyrocket throughout the county.

Joseph Neese (2020-11-21). Reimagine your favorite apple desserts with these cozy new takes on the classics. salon.com Pastry chef Meghan McGarry maintains the integrity of nostalgic desserts while sending them soaring to new heights…

Graham Peebles (2020-11-21). Ethiopia: Death and despair as divisions erupt into violent conflict. nationofchange.org Ethiopians are killing one another in the Tigray region of the country where an armed conflict is raging between the Ethiopian military and forces loyal to the regional government.

Ashley Curtin (2020-11-21). Changes to National Environmental Policy Act increases logging in national forests. nationofchange.org The new rule will "authorize logging and other activities without following NEPA's public notification and environmental review requirements."