2020-11-24: News Headlines

Mark Gruenberg (2020-11-24). Poor People's Campaign mourns COVID dead, demands immediate help for workers. peoplesworld.org WASHINGTON—Demanding justice for the living and remembering those killed by the coronavirus, car caravans organized by the New Poor People's Campaign descended Nov. 23 on Washington, D.C., and 25 state capitals to demand further financial and medical relief from top government officials in the nation's fight against that modern-day plague. "In their memory, we must …

Evelyn Leopold (2020-11-24). Biden is Facing a Showdown on Iran Sanctions. counterpunch.org President Trump has called the Obama-initiated nuclear agreement for Iran a "horrible one-sided deal" and withdrew from it in 2018. Except he really didn't. This past summer, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo began a series of appeals to the UN Security Council, saying that the United States was still a member of the deal, based

Zoe PC (2020-11-24). Carlos Barrientos: There is rage on the streets of Guatemala. peoplesdispatch.org What brought over 500,000 people to the streets in Guatemala on Saturday, and why are people not leaving the streets after the controversial budget was suspended?

Peoples Dispatch (2020-11-24). Persecution of political prisoners and activists intensifies in Egypt. peoplesdispatch.org Imprisoned human rights activist Gasser Abdel-Razek has been subjected to cruel treatment in prison, claimed his lawyers. Meanwhile, on Monday, a criminal court in Cairo designated 28 Egyptians, including prominent activists, as terrorists…

John Catalinotto (2020-11-24). Commentary — Active forces decide political struggles ‚àí battling #45. workers.org If the political struggle were determined simply by adding up potential forces, #45 would be meeting now with Joe Biden, and the two would be preparing the next capitalist administration of the U.S. government. Celebrations in Atlanta's streets over Trump's defeat, Nov. 7. Have no illusions. Both Republicans and Democrats . . . |

Chris Wright (2020-11-24). If Unions Had Organized the South, Could Trump Have Been Avoided? dissidentvoice.org At a time when activists and commentators are puzzling over the United States' enduring conservatism, Michael Goldfield's new book The Southern Key: Class, Race, and Radicalism in the 1930s and 1940s (Oxford University Press, 2020) provides some perspective. Goldfield argues that the old question "Why no socialism in the U.S.?" reduces to "Why no liberalism …

Center For Biological Diversity (2020-11-24). Trump Administration Recycles Slashing of Sage-grouse Protections, Opening Habitat to Drilling, Fracking Across Seven Western States. globalresearch.ca The Trump administration unveiled its final analysis today to justify its 2019 land-management plans that slashed protections for the imperiled greater sage grouse across 51 million acres of the western United States. | Today's final "supplemental environmental impact statements" covering Bureau …

Stephen Lendman (2020-11-24). Big Lie that Won't Die: Russiagate Still Around. globalresearch.ca The scheme was cooked up by Obama/Biden regime Russophobes John Brennan, Hillary and the DNC — to smear Russia and discredit Trump at the same time. | It aimed to maintain and escalate US hostility toward the Russian Federation — for …

Stephen Lendman (2020-11-24). Sidney Powell No Longer a Trump Campaign Legal Team Member? globalresearch.ca On Sunday, a joint statement by Rudy Giuliani and Jenna Ellis said the following: | "Sidney Powell is practicing law on her own." | "She is not a member of the Trump legal team." | "She is also not a lawyer for …

Jan Miyasaki (2020-11-24). Interview with Kevin Alexander Gray: 'It's Not a Sprint, It's a Marathon'. progressive.org Kevin Alexander Gray on the importance of organizing between elections.

Dean Baker (2020-11-24). How Many Lives Would Have Been Saved, If We Had Cooperated on a Vaccine With China? counterpunch.org 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

Peoples Dispatch (2020-11-24). Second round of UN-sponsored peace talks between Libyan factions kicks off. peoplesdispatch.org The talks, which are being held virtually, aim to identify criteria for selecting authorities to administer the country till the elections. In the first round of talks, it was decided that elections will be held in December 2021…

teleSUR (2020-11-24). Argentina: Defense, Health Ministries Ready for Vaccination. telesurenglish.net Argentina's ministries of defense and health are preparing for a large-scale vaccination campaign against the new coronavirus by planning the vaccines' cold-storage delivery and distribution. | RELATED: | "We have been working with the Ministry of Health for a month. First the ministers had a meeting, and now our teams are working together, coordinating almost daily," Defense Minister Agustin Rossi said. | To…

Julia Rock (2020-11-24). Joe Biden's New National Security Picks Are Very Troubling. globalresearch.ca Joe Biden's first national security hires have been consulting for defense contractors or working for industry-funded think tanks. The picks are of a piece with Biden's entire career of backing US imperialism rather than bucking it. | *** |

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Stephen Lendman (2020-11-24). Biden/Harris Regime's "War Cabinet" Taking Shape. globalresearch.ca Throughout most of…

Eds. (2020-11-24). How Joe Biden plans to make the American empire great again. mronline.org 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."

Mehr News Agency (2020-11-24). Iran to be able to mass-produce corona vaccine: Pres. Rouhani. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Nov. 24 (MNA) — Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said that Islamic Republic of Iran will be able to mass-produce coronavirus, COVID-19, vaccines.

_____ (2020-11-24). What If They Called An Election And Nothing Changed In The War State? popularresistance.org In this mystifying moment,…

Labor Video Project (2020-11-24). Possible Trump Coup & Vermont AFL-CIO Call For General Strike with Vermont Fed Pres. indybay.org The Vermont AFL-CIO has voted to possibly calling a general strike to stop any coup by Trump…

Andrea Germanos, staff writer (2020-11-24). Donald 'I Concede NOTHING!' Trump Retweets Utterly Unhinged Randy Quaid. commondreams.org In one tweet thanking the actor, the president says he's "working hard to clean up the stench of the 2020 Election Hoax!" | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

South Front (2020-11-24). Video: Armenia Is Trolling Russia, Digging Its Own Grave Around the Clock. globalresearch.ca As of November 23, the Russian peacekeeping force has finished its deployment in the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict zone, that included the sending 1960 personnel and 552 units of equipment. The total number of observation posts currently kept by Russian forces in …

Staff (2020-11-24). Top Campaign Spenders Won 88 Percent of 2020 Races. truthout.org As it has for the past two decades, money performed well this election cycle, helping candidates from both sides of the aisle win. Across the board, 88 percent of congressional races were won by the candidate who spent the most. | Historically, this

Amanda Marcotte (2020-11-24). Give it a rest, Republicans — no one wants to take away Turkey Day. salon.com The imaginary "war on Thanksgiving" is just Republicans grasping for post-Trump bulls**t to rile up the base…

Ashlie D. Stevens (2020-11-24). At Trump's final bizarre turkey pardon, his ongoing refusal to concede was the elephant in the room. salon.com The president talked up the Dow and made a racist swipe at the "China virus," but no mention of the transition…

oneworld.press (2020-11-24). The Consequences Of Ethiopia's Civil Conflict Will Be Acute. oneworld.press The most intense phase of Ethiopia's several-week-long civil conflict appears to be drawing to a close after the country's national defense forces gave an ultimatum to Tigrayan rebels in the restive region's capital to surrender or face utter destruction, but the consequences of this conflict will likely linger for long after the war formally concludes considering just how significant of an event this has been for the country.

Andrew Korybko (2020-11-24). The Consequences of Ethiopia's Civil Conflict Will be Acute. globalresearch.ca The most intense phase of Ethiopia's several-week-long civil conflict appears to be drawing to a close after the country's national defense forces gave an ultimatum to Tigrayan rebels in the restive region's capital to surrender or face utter destruction, but …

RT (2020-11-24). Syrian state media reports 'Israeli aggression' near Damascus & in southern Quneitra. rt.com The Israeli military has allegedly struck at least two sites in Syria, including in the Damascus countryside and near villages south of Quneitra, Syrian state media reported. Only material damage was inflicted in the attacks. | Early reports indicate the strikes, launched early Wednesday morning, hit near the town of Jabal Al-Mani in a rural area around the Syrian capital, as well as the village of Ruyhaina located south of Quneitra, which straddles the border between Syria and the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights. It is yet unclear what munitions were used in the attacks or whether Syrian defenses attempted to…

RT (2020-11-24). Over 1 BILLION doses of Russia's Sputnik V vaccine against Covid expected in 2021 as producer promises low prices. rt.com More than 500 million people will be able to take the pioneering Russian Sputnik V vaccine against the coronavirus next year. Its developers say the two-shot jab will be sold cheaper than those of its foreign competitors. | The drug will be produced not only in Russia but also by "leading foreign pharmaceutical companies" who agreed to cooperation deals with the Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF). Talks with additional international partners are underway to further increase production capacity. | "Sputnik V will be two or more times cheaper than mRNA vaccines with similar efficacy levels," RDIF said in a st…

RT (2020-11-24). Commercial interests & Russia/West geopolitical struggle combine to make race for Covid-19 vaccines a new battleground. rt.com It seems that the struggle to find a remedy to deal with coronavirus is being overtaken by geopolitical rivalries and prejudice. Not to mention the commercial interests at stake in a market potentially worth up to $100 billion. | Another vaccine has entered the race to rid the world of the Covid-19 pandemic, but unlike the US version, when the team behind the British-produced AstraZeneca product announced its successful preliminary trial results, the company's shares plummeted in trading on Monday. | By contrast, US pharma giant Pfizer's earlier announcement, on November 9, saw stock markets around the world (…

Caitlin Johnstone (2020-11-24). This Is Your Brain On Echo Chambers: Right Calls Biden A Xi Puppet As He Packs His Cabinet With China Hawks. thealtworld.com This is your brain: This is your brain on media echo chambers: Joe Biden set to appoint …

Ramzy Baroud (2020-11-24). 'Total Reset' is Wishful Thinking: The Daunting Task of Reordering US Foreign Policy. counterpunch.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

Finian Cunningham (2020-11-24). US Back to 'Normal' Imperialism. thealtworld.com The next US administration is taking shape with President-elect Joe Biden naming his picks to top cabinet posts and national security. It heralds a return to "normal" US imperialism and militarism. That is something to dread not celebrate, as American and European media would have us believe. | The incoming Democrat president, who is due to be inaugurated on January 20, is cheerfully

Peter Koenig (2020-11-24). China's Reaction to an Unannounced US Visit to Taiwan. globalresearch.ca Background | China has reacted strongly to a senior US official's unannounced visit to Taiwan, warning that it will take legitimate and necessary action according to circumstances. | The Chinese foreign ministry spokesman reiterated Beijing's firm opposition to any official ties between …

MEE staff (2020-11-24). HRW calls on Saudi Arabia to reveal status of detained Uighurs. middleeasteye.net HRW calls on Saudi Arabia to reveal status of detained Uighurs | Aimadoula Waili and Nurmemet Rozi were arrested last week by Saudi authorities and risk deportation and torture in China, rights group says | Tue, 11/24/2020 – 20: 05 | Human Rights Watch has called on Saudi authorities to 'immediately disclose' the status of Hemdullah Abduweli and Nurmemet Rozi (AFP/File photo) | Human Rights Watch has called on…

Sara Flounders (2020-11-24). Class struggle in China — How to deal with multibillionaires? workers.org "The Sorcerer's Apprentice" is an old story repeated in many variations, from Greek myths to a famous German poem by Goethe in 1797 to an Alfred Hitchcock film and several Disney versions. All variations deal with summoning or unleashing overwhelming forces that can't be controlled. In "The Communist Manifesto," Karl . . . |

CGTN (2020-11-24). China Lifts all Remaining Poverty-stricken Counties out of Absolute Poverty. dissidentvoice.org Southwest China's Guizhou Province says it has eliminated absolute poverty in its last nine impoverished counties, meaning there are no more counties listed as impoverished in the whole of China.

Rubin R. (2020-11-24). Study Aims to Identify Drugs That Could Be Repurposed for COVID-19. jamanetwork.com The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) recently launched a study to determine whether drugs that are already approved or in the late stage of clinical development might merit testing in larger clinical trials as a coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) treatment.

Kuehn BM. (2020-11-24). Hand Hygiene Gaps Identified. jamanetwork.com Hand washing or using an alcohol-based hand sanitizer after touching shopping carts, gas pumps, automated teller machines, and other frequently touched surfaces is a key strategy the CDC recommends to curb the spread of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). Yet a pair of surveys in the CDC's Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report found serious gaps in hand hygiene practices by race, age, and sex.

Ralph Lopez (2020-11-24). Chief Science Officer for Pfizer Says "Second Wave" Faked on False-Positive COVID Tests, "Pandemic Is Over" globalresearch.ca First published by Global Research on September 24, 2020 | In a stunning development, a former Chief Science Officer for the pharmaceutical giant Pfizer says "there is no science to suggest a second wave should happen." The "Big Pharma" insider asserts …

WSWS (2020-11-24). Workers Struggles: The Americas. wsws.org Health care workers in Argentina, hospital workers in Chile along with medical staff in Uruguay and Paraguay have conducted strikes and protests over inadequate government response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

RT (2020-11-24). Cool for Yule: UK's four nations agree to relax coronavirus restrictions for Christmas. rt.com Covid-19 won't become the Grinch that steals Christmas from Britons, as England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland have agreed to relax, for the festive season, the restrictions aimed at slowing the second wave of the pandemic. | Authorities in each of the devolved states had introduced their own curbs to tackle the spread of the virus, which has already infected around 1.5 million and killed more than 55,800 people across the UK. However, following talks between the leaders of the four UK states on Tuesday, they jointly decided to settle on a common approach for the upcoming festive period. | The restricti…

Staff (2020-11-24). Betting Pool? Tyson Managers Bet on How Many Workers Would Get COVID. Advocates Call It Grim Pattern. democracynow.org The family of a former meatpacker who died from COVID-19 alleges in a lawsuit that managers at a Tyson Foods plant in Iowa knew working conditions would result in illness, and even placed bets on how many workers would be infected. The family of Isidro Fernandez, who died in April, says the plant manager set up a winner-take-all betting pool for supervisors and managers to wager on coronavirus infections. Since the start of the pandemic, at least six workers have died and more than 1,000 tested positive for COVID-19 at the Iowa facility. Tyson Foods has suspended the managers involved in the alleged betting schem…

Staff (2020-11-24). Economists Argue to "Use Debt, Go Big, and Stay Big" With COVID Relief Package. truthout.org To forestall the nation's ongoing plunge into financial devastation as some crucial relief programs expire and others are

news.un (2020-11-24). 'Foundational and necessary change' needed to heal post-COVID world. news.un.org With the COVID-19 pandemic precipitating one of the world's worst health, socioeconomic and humanitarian crises in over a century, the UN chief told a high-level discussion on Tuesday to seize the opportunity "to make real, foundational, and necessary change".

Bryce Covert (2020-11-24). Despite the CDC's Eviction Ban, Thousands of Tenants Are Losing Their Homes. thenation.com Despite the CDC's Eviction Ban, Thousands of Tenants Are Losing Their Homes…

Mehr News Agency (2020-11-24). Iran's daily COVID-19 infections exceed 13,700. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Nov. 24 (MNA) — According to the latest announced figures by the Iranian Health Ministry, 13,721 new COVID-19 infections have been confirmed in the past 24 hours.

Jasmine Norden (2020-11-24). A new vision shows how we can support each other, rebuild the economy and save the planet. thecanary.co A research group is calling on the government to implement new policies to rebuild the economy after coronavirus (Covid-19). | The New Economics Foundation has unveiled a set of There are three main demands. Firstly, the foundation suggested guaranteeing a living income of £227 a week. It further recommended guaranteeing furlough for as long as social distancing is in place a…

The Canary (2020-11-24). Nearly three in five support staff have seen coronavirus outbreaks in school. thecanary.co The majority of school staff have experienced coronavirus (Covid-19) outbreaks in their school since the start of the pandemic, a survey suggests. | School support staff said they felt "anxious" and "scared for their life" while working in schools, according to a report by the GMB union. | The survey of more than 7,100 support staff found that more than two in three (68%) said testing is not available in school for pupils and staff with coronavirus symptoms. | Nearly three in five (58%) school staff in England reported that outbreaks have taken place in their school. | The poll of teaching assistants, administrat…

Brian Shilhavy (2020-11-24). Law Enforcement Across the U.S. Overwhelmingly Refusing to Enforce COVID Orders — Will the Public Follow? globalresearch.ca As literally millions of people take to the streets all across Europe to protest new COVID orders as many face a second "lockdown" this year in the name of COVID, there is growing evidence that as states in the U.S. …

imperial.ac.uk (2020-11-24). World leading experts in health, science and economics discuss post-Covid world. imperial.ac.uk The world's leading experts in health, science and economics discussed…

Shatha Hammad (2020-11-24). What did the PA gain for resuming security coordination with Israel? middleeasteye.net What did the PA gain for resuming security coordination with Israel? | Activists say they expect the Palestinian Authority to crackdown on dissent, as Palestinians criticise a return to the coordination policy | Tue, 11/24/2020 – 14: 37 | Palestinian Authority security forces stop vehicles at a checkpoint in Nablus in the occupied West Bank on 2 July 2020, after authorities reimposed a Covid-19 loc…

WSWS (2020-11-24). Chicago nursing home workers launch strike against poverty wages, lack of protection from COVID-19. wsws.org Nearly 700 certified nursing assistants and other workers walked out Monday morning for higher pay, more staffing and protections against COVID-19.

AEFAFA (2020-11-24). Tuesday 11/24: COVID-19 in the Amazon: Stories from the Fronlines of Indigenous & Traditional Communities. indybay.org Online event…

Margaret Flowers (2020-11-24). The Imperative To Achieve National Improved Medicare For All. zcomm.org The majority of people in the United States support a universal healthcare system. The opportunity to win it is now because the recession means our uninsured numbers will soar and the current healthcare system cannot address the COVID-19 crisis…

Rep. Ron Paul (2020-11-24). On Coronavirus, We Must Not Allow Politics to Dictate Science. globalresearch.ca In these past couple of weeks, two important studies have been published that could dramatically increase our understanding of the Covid-19 disease. Adding to the science of how we understand and treat this disease is something that should be welcomed, …

B.N. Frank (2020-11-24). More New Wearable COVID Tech that Constantly Tracks and Zaps People. globalresearch.ca There seems to be no shortage of invasive technology being invented, deployed, and worn in an effort to detect COVID-19 symptoms and/or track people's whereabouts and personal encounters. Devices are being worn by

Patrick Cockburn (2020-11-24). America and Britain are big losers on world stage as they fail to control Covid. zcomm.org "It was clear that none of the great powers were looking to the multilateral system to provide an answer [to the epidemic]. As the death count rose, every country acted as if it was on its own, closing borders, stockpiling medical equipment, and introducing export controls."

WSWS (2020-11-24). A month after being hired at suburban Detroit Fiat Chrysler plant, worker dies from COVID-19. wsws.org Stevie Brown, a temporary part-time worker at the Warren Truck Assembly Plant, is the latest victim of the murderous policy of keeping the factories open even as they have become a major vector in the spread of the deadly disease.

_____ (2020-11-24). Interview With Striking Nurse In Philadelphia Suburb. popularresistance.org On Tuesday, November 17, nurses at St. Mary Medical Center (SMMC) in Langhorne, Pennsylvania, went on strike after management refused to establish safe staffing ratios to confront the growing numbers of Covid cases at the hospital. Left Voice spoke with Drew, who has been a nurse for three years and, for the last year, has worked in the inpatient Endoscopy unit at the hospital. He is a rank-and-file member of the Pennsylvania Association of Staff Nurses and Allied Professionals (PASNAP), which represents nurses at St. Mary, and has been on the picket line during the strike.

news.un (2020-11-24). Iraq: Continued international support vital amid 'multiple storms'. news.un.org As authorities in Iraq continue to operate "in the eye of multiple storms", international support remains essential for resolving ongoing political, security, economic and social crises, as well as the fallout from the COVID-19 pandemic, the Security Council heard on Tuesday.

Speak Out Now (2020-11-24). Saturday 12/5: The Covid Crisis: The Response in France (Online). indybay.org Online meeting, see website for details…

Eliane Brum (2020-11-24). Coronavirus report from Brazil: Yanomami mothers beg for their babies' bodies. peoplesworld.org The indignity with which the Indigenous people are being treated in the COVID-19 pandemic opened a new and appalling chapter in the Brazilian government's violation of the rights of its original inhabitants. Three women are living a nightmare for which it will be necessary to invent a name. They are Sanà∂mas, part of the Yanomami …

news.un (2020-11-24). Protect civilians uphold human rights, UN tells warring parties in Ethiopia. news.un.org The UN's top human rights official has called on the parties to the conflict in Ethiopia's Tigray region to give "clear and unambiguous orders" to their forces not to target civilians, and protect them from assault.

_____ (2020-11-24). Surprise! The US Is Getting Another Psycho Secretary Of State. popularresistance.org Did you know the US Department of Defense used to be called the Department of War? It would be a much more honest label today for a military which virtually never operates in any way that could be described as defensive, with its operations focusing far outside of the nation's borders against targets who pose no threat whatsoever to ordinary Americans. An even more suitable name would be the Department of Eternal War. | The State Department was meant to be the counterpart to the War Department, focusing on diplomacy and peace.

John C. A. Manley (2020-11-24). Medical Doctor Warns that "Bacterial Pneumonias Are on the Rise" from Mask Wearing. globalresearch.ca First published in October 2020 | "A group is suing Tulsa Mayor G.T. Bynum and Tulsa Health Department Executive Director Bruce Dart, saying the city's mask mandate is harmful to healthy people," reports

Dr. Binoy Kampmark (2020-11-24). Skewed Responsibility: Australian War Crimes in Afghanistan. globalresearch.ca The

_____ (2020-11-24). Indigenous Peoples' Victory: Largest Dam Removal In The World. popularresistance.org After nearly two decades, Indigenous Peoples win an agreement for the largest dam removal in the world. Four of the six dams on the Klamath River in California and Oregon will be taken down, allowing the water to flow freely again and the salmon to spawn. This is a powerful story of how four tribes put aside their past conflicts to work together and environmental groups participated in an indigenous-led campaign that took on two of the wealthiest men in the world, Bill Gates and Warren Buffett. And this is an example of why, if we want to succeed in restoring our relationship with the earth, Indigenous Peoples mu…

Daniel Warner (2020-11-24). How Should Former Presidents Behave? counterpunch.org There is something disconcerting about watching former United States President Barack Obama being interviewed on French television to market his new book A Promised Land. Already the author of several best-sellers — publishing about one's life seems to be a prerequisite for presidential candidates — Obama was all the literary figure during the interview on

Norman Solomon (2020-11-24). Hey Joe, Where You Going With That Pentagon in Your Hands? indybay.org War profiteers on the march…

Abdel Bari Atwan (2020-11-24). Netanyahu in Saudi Arabia. thealtworld.com The Arab-Israeli normalisation fad will not last long. And the regimes involved will live to regret it. | With all the Israeli media confirming that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu flew to Saudi Arabia on Sunday for talks with Crown Prince Muhammad Bin-Salman and US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, Saudi Foreign Minister Prince Faisal Bin-Farhan's awkward denial that any such meeting took place was unconvincing in the extreme. | True, Netanyahu's office refused to confirm or deny the gathering held at the complex of royal palaces in north-eastern Saudi Arabia at the site of the planned 'mega-city' of Neom. It su…

Caitlin A. Johnstone (2020-11-24). Surprise! America is getting another psycho for Secretary Of State. mronline.org Did you know the U.S. Department of Defense used to be called the Department of War?>

Mehr News Agency (2020-11-24). Negotiations led to no result; we can nullify sanctions. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Nov. 24 (MNA) — Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei says the collective effort, and innovation are the keys to ward off the impacts of the cruel sanctions against the Iranian nation.

news.un (2020-11-24). Fears of Desert Locust resurgence in Horn of Africa, reports UN agency. news.un.org The Desert Locust crisis which struck the greater Horn of Africa region earlier this year threatening food supplies for millions, could re-escalate as recent strong winds carried mature swarmlets from southern Somalia into eastern and northeastern Kenya, the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) said on Tuesday.

The Canary (2020-11-24). Community mental health services are letting people down just when they need them the most. thecanary.co Experiences of community mental health services are consistently poor and the coronavirus pandemic will prompt a rise in people seeking help at crisis point, the care regulator has warned. | "Few positive results": | People reported poor experiences of NHS community mental health services relating to access to care, crisis care and support for wider needs and "few positive results", the Care Quality Commission (CQC) said. | Many of those receiving care did not always receive support for their physical health needs or finding advice on managing finances or employment, the regulator said. Significant propor…

RT (2020-11-24). The My Lai Massacre, Babies Thrown onto Bayonets. dissidentvoice.org A throwback to legendary investigative journalist Seymour Hersh discussing exposing the My Lai massacre by American soldiers in the Vietnam War, among other war crimes.

Mehr News Agency (2020-11-24). FAO, WHO warn on risks of antimicrobial resistance. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Nov. 24 (MNA) — FAO and WHO warned over the risks of Antimicrobial Resistance and urged countries to prioritize infection prevention.

news.un (2020-11-24). Fears of Desert Locust resurgence in Horn of Africa. news.un.org The Desert Locust crisis which struck the greater Horn of Africa region earlier this year threatening food supplies for millions, could re-escalate as recent strong winds carried mature swarmlets from southern Somalia into eastern and northeastern Kenya, the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) said on Tuesday.

Mehr News Agency (2020-11-24). Jogja-NETPAC Asian FilmFest. to host 6 Iranian titles. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Nov. 24 (MNA) — Six Iranian titles, namely 'The Warden', 'Badger', 'Just 6.5', 'Gabriel', 'Local Anesthesia', and 'Najibeh' will take part at the 15th Jogja-NETPAC Asian Film Festival in Indonesia.

Jasmine Norden (2020-11-24). Benefit shortfall leaves families without enough money to pay the rent. thecanary.co Half of the families privately renting depend on benefits to pay rent, but campaigners warn this isn't enough. | According to Generation Rent, there has been a However, the campaign group found that one in five families privately…

The Canary (2020-11-24). Children's commissioner slams 'negligent' care system that's failing thousands of young people. thecanary.co The state can be so negligent to children in the care system that it would risk its children being taken away if it were an actual parent, the children's commissioner is set to warn. Anne Longfield will say that the system of children's social care is failing thousands of young people and will fail more without urgent reform and funding. | Unless emergency funding is granted in Wednesday's spending review, family services will be in "deep trouble", she will warn. | Bad parenting: | In a speech setting out her vision for the future of children's social care, she will say that while many children are protec…

Azad Essa (2020-11-24). EXCLUSIVE: Ilhan Omar calls for end to American sponsorship of police brutality. middleeasteye.net EXCLUSIVE: Ilhan Omar calls for end to American sponsorship of police brutality | Congresswoman to introduce resolution condemning police brutality, which could have implications for arms sales to Egypt and Saudi Arabia, MEE can reveal | Tue, 11/24/2020 – 16: 55 | Draft resolution urges US arms manufacturers to stop the sale of lethal and non-lethal weapons to countries with documented patterns of police bruta…

_____ (2020-11-24). Neighbors Explain What Protests Against Systemic Racism Mean To Them. popularresistance.org Demonstrators took to the D.C. streets in late May, protesting police brutality and the systemic racism Black people face. It was part of a larger movement inspired by the police killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis, but Floyd wasn't the only name protesters chanted. They called for justice for Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, and, more locally, Marqueese Alston, D'Quan Young, and others. In September, a new name was added to the list: Deon Kay. | The demonstrations have taken place against the backdrop of a pandemic that has disproportionately impacted Black and Latino Americans, including in D.C.

PAI (2020-11-24). Postal union leaders: Pandemic-driven mail decline emphasizes need for USPS aid. peoplesworld.org WASHINGTON (PAI)—The decline in money-making first-class mail, as businesses closed due to the coronavirus pandemic, emphasizes—again—the need for federal aid to keep…

Eds. (2020-11-24). 'The Principal Contradiction' by Torkil Lauesen. mronline.org One of my frustrations with contemporary Marxist philosophy is the way in which the word 'dialectical' is often employed like a magical wand to sanctify various relational phenomena.

Staff (2020-11-24). Juan González Remembers NYC's Only Black Mayor David Dinkins & Vieques Activist Carlos "Taso" Zenón. democracynow.org We speak with Democracy Now! co-host Juan González about the deaths of two leading figures he reported on: New York City Mayor David Dinkins and beloved Puerto Rican social leader Carlos "Taso" Zenón. "Most people forget [Dinkins] was a Democratic Socialist before democratic socialism was in vogue," notes González. He also recalls how Dinkins backed the movement against apartheid in South Africa, ordering the city to divest its pension fund from companies doing business there, and brought Nelson Mandela to the city right after he was freed. González also recalls how Zenón was a longtime activist who for decades l…

Patrick Cockburn (2020-11-24). America and Britain are the Big Losers on the World Stage. counterpunch.org Lockdowns are unnecessary if the use of masks is practiced by 95 per cent of the population, says Dr Hans Kluge, the World Health Organisation's European chief. This is good to know, though it is a pity that the WHO did not make the point more forcefully in March as the pandemic was exploding across

teleSUR (2020-11-24). Guatemala Takes to the Streets to Urge Gianmattei's Resignation. telesurenglish.net Guatemala's Indigenous movements, social organizations, students, political actors, and religious authorities Tuesday called for a peaceful march to demand the resignation of President Alejandro Gianmattei for his scant efforts to combat poverty and inequality in the country. | RELATED: | "We will take to the streets against all corrupt politicians," the Xinca People's Parliament stated as it informed the demonstration will…

_____ (2020-11-24). Report: Incarceration Destabilizes Neighborhood Economies. popularresistance.org A report released by the Maryland Center for Economic Policy suggests decreasing the state's prison budget will lead to a healthier economy and increased public safety. | The report, released Wednesday, found that Black Marylanders are 4 1/2 times more likely to serve prison sentences than any other racial or ethnic group. Indigenous Maryland residents are twice as likely to be incarcerated than any other racial or ethnic group. | "None of what we're doing is making any of us safer and it's most certainly not making those Black communities that are being robbed of human capital ‚Äï it's not making…

Staff (2020-11-24). Groundbreaking Indigenous news and commentary show coming to The Real News Network. therealnews.com TRNN is excited to announce the upcoming launch of "Decolonized News Hour," a groundbreaking show featuring the latest stories from Indian Country, in all its underappreciated diversity, and investigations of current issues from Native perspectives.

Staff (2020-11-24). Justice means abolition, not more jails. therealnews.com The U.S. spends billions incarcerating the largest prison population in the world, but prison abolition still sounds too abstract for many people to think about. Here's what it would actually look like.

MEE staff (2020-11-24). French app users sue Muslim Pro over alleged data sharing with US military. middleeasteye.net French app users sue Muslim Pro over alleged data sharing with US military | Lawsuit accuses Muslim Pro of data protection offences, abuse of trust, endangering other people's lives, and conspiracy to commit murder | Tue, 11/24/2020 – 15: 50 | Muslim Pro told MEE that it denies selling its data to US military and that it was ending all sharing of its data with companies (Facebook/Muslim Pro) | French users of…

Ragip Soylu (2020-11-24). Turkey: Erdogan ally Bulent Arinc resigns in dispute over reforms. middleeasteye.net Turkey: Erdogan ally Bulent Arinc resigns in dispute over reforms | Arinc left the Turkish president's high advisory council after he called for the release of two high-profile prisoners | Tue, 11/24/2020 – 15: 14 | Then-Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan, left, talks to his then-deputy Bulent Arinc during a debate at the parliament in Ankara on 25 February 2010 (AFP) | One of the leading associ…

Shelley Ettinger (2020-11-24). 'Save public housing!' in San Antonio. workers.org Scores of public housing residents and their supporters gathered outside the San Antonio Housing Authority's so-called "housing assistance office" Nov. 21 to protest SAHA's plan to demolish the historic Alazán Courts. Alazán is the city's oldest and biggest public housing project, located in the historic center of the city's Latinx, . . . |

Musawenkosi Cabe (2020-11-24). South Africa's constitutional Court protects domestic workers. peoplesdispatch.org "It's unbelievable. We feel like flying, we are so happy. I nearly broke into song inside [the Constitutional Court], breaking the law…" These were the words of 77-year-old Eunice Dhladhla, a domestic workers' union organizer, after the court ended years of unfair exclusion and discrimination against domestic workers. | Twenty-six years into democracy, and still domestic workers could not claim compensation for contracting a disease, being injured or disabled, or even dying while at work. The Compensation for Occupational Injuries and Disease Act expressly excluded domestic workers from the class of workers who…

MEE correspondent (2020-11-24). Egypt urged to release two women whose pretrial detention has expired. middleeasteye.net Egypt urged to release two women whose pretrial detention has expired | On 21 November, the two-year pretrial detention limit of Hoda Abdelmonem and Aisha al-Shater ended, making their continued imprisonment unlawful, says rights group | Tue, 11/24/2020 – 13: 40 | Abdelmonem (L) and Shater were held in November 2018 as part of a wave of detentions which targeted nearly 40 human rights w…

Clinton Nzala (2020-11-24). Malawi is Just the Beginning: How Israel Changed the Political Narrative of an Entire Continent. mintpressnews.com The Palestinian cause was pivotal on the agenda of many African political parties in the 1970s and '80s. Over the last three decades, however, it has been pushed to the fringes of political discourse save for a handful of countries on the continent.

RT (2020-11-24). 'Stop the threat': Saudi Arabia blames Houthis for Aramco missile attack in letter to UN Security Council. rt.com Saudi Arabia has told the United Nations Security Council that Yemen's Houthi militia is behind the missile attack at a petroleum facility in Jeddah owned by its Aramco oil company on Monday, in a formal letter seen by reporters. | A letter penned by Saudi UN ambassador Abdallah Al-Mouallimi called on the 15-member body to "stop the threat" that the Iran-backed Houthi rebels pose to energy security, Yemeni politics, and regional stability, Reuters reported on Tuesday. | "It has been identified that the Houthis militia backed by Iran is responsible for the terrorist attack," Al-Mouallimi said in the letter, rep…

Ian Cobain (2020-11-24). British military operating in scores of locations across Middle East. middleeasteye.net British military operating in scores of locations across Middle East | UK forces have 23 bases and personnel in Saudi Arabia, Iraq, Jordan, Gulf states and the US embassy in Jerusalem | Tue, 11/24/2020 – 11: 39 | British and Omani tank crews photographed during exercises in Oman in 2018 (Twitter) | The UK government is maintaining a military presence at scores of facilities across the Middle East, according…

RT (2020-11-24). US Navy defends entering Russian waters by blasting Moscow's 'EXCESSIVE' maritime claims. rt.com The US Navy has called Russia's maritime claims "excessive" and described an alleged incursion by one of its ships, the USS John S. McCain, into Russian waters as a routine "Freedom of Navigation Operation." | The Russian Ministry of Defense

Princess Harmony (2020-11-24). Oppose DEA surveillance plan! workers.org The Drug Enforcement Administration is seeking more control and surveillance in the lives of people who use opioids, particularly people who use the medications buprenorphine (Suboxone, Subutex, Sublocade, Bunavail, or Zubsolv) and methadone (Diskets, Methadose). The DEA's mission in this regard is, on paper, to prevent diversion — the sharing . . . |

MEE and agencies (2020-11-24). Turkey Khashoggi trial: Journalist felt threatened by MBS's allies, court hears. middleeasteye.net Turkey Khashoggi trial: Journalist felt threatened by MBS's allies, court hears | A hearing of the Istanbul-based trial into the Saudi journalist's murder hears testimony of Khashoggi talking about high-level threats years before his death | Tue, 11/24/2020 – 12: 03 | Friends of murdered Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi attend an event marking the second-year anniversary of his assassinati…

MEE staff (2020-11-24). Egyptian rights group says jailed director is in 'danger' from inhumane treatment. middleeasteye.net Egyptian rights group says jailed director is in 'danger' from inhumane treatment | The arrest of EIPR staff has triggered rare western condemnation of the Sisi government's crackdown on human rights | Tue, 11/24/2020 – 14: 02 | Gasser Abdelrazek was detained on 19 November, a few days after two of his colleagues were arrested over a human rights seminar their organisation held with western diplomats (EIPR)…

Jade Crosbie (2020-11-24). Denver governor waters down Elijah McClain investigation, protesters continue to demand justice. liberationnews.org The movement's demands are clear, "Indict, convict, send those killer cops to jail; the whole damn system is guilty as hell!"

Amanda Yee (2020-11-24). Winter supply drive honors Akai Gurley, killed by NYC police. liberationnews.org "I just want people to remember he existed, that he was a person, he was a member of the community. He was a caring person, and someone who would want to give back."

Doctors for Assange (2020-11-24). Doctors for Assange Statement. Ongoing Torture and Neglect. globalresearch.ca Sunday 22nd November 2020 marked 12 months since doctors from around the world Since …

Roberto Lovato (2020-11-24). Unforgetting: Confronting El Salvador's—and My Family's—Past. thenation.com Unforgetting: Confronting El Salvador's—and My Family's—Past…

Lucas Leiroz de Almeida (2020-11-24). Terrorism Advances in Mozambique. globalresearch.ca Terrorism is advancing strongly in Africa, while international society remains silent. Jihadist penetration in Mozambique is absolutely out of control and threatens to spread across southern Africa. The barbarism of Islamist extremism brutally confronts the power of the national government, …

Mehr News Agency (2020-11-24). Treaty on Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons to be enforceable. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Nov. 24 (MNA) – Atomic Energy Organization of Iran announced that Treaty on Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons has reached quorum required to be enforceable i.e. it was approved by 50 countries and will be enforceable after 90 days as of Jan. 22.

Mehr News Agency (2020-11-24). 'Qatar having strong will to expand economic ties with Iran'. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Nov. 24 (MNA) — Iranian energy minister said the Qatari government has a strong will to develop economic relations with Iran.

Mehr News Agency (2020-11-24). Iran, Kazakhstan discuss bilateral, regional relations online. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Nov. 24 (MNA) — Iranian and Kazakh thinkers, intellectuals, professors and researchers in a joint webinar on Tuesday exchanged their views on bilateral, regional and international relations, Eurasian Economic Union and regional crises.

VINS (2020-11-24). European Demand for Biomass Energy Propels Destruction of US Forests. projectcensored.org Driven by demand in European Union countries, the southern US is now the world's largest producer and exporter of the wood pellets used to produce biomass energy, Dana Smith reported…

International Human Rights Art Festival (2020-11-24). Saturday 12/12: Virtual Festival Celebration of International Human Rights Day. indybay.org Virtual event…

news.un (2020-11-24). Afghanistan conference draws donor pledges and calls for lasting ceasefire. news.un.org International donors pledged financial and political support for Afghanistan's peace process at the 2020 Afghanistan Conference in Geneva on Tuesday, anticipating a sustainable ceasefire that will help the country rebuild and heal after decades of conflict.

Yuce TK, Chung JW, Barnard C, et al. (2020-11-24). Hospital Procedural Volume, Market Share, and Outcomes, 2016-2018. jamanetwork.com This study investigates associations between US state certificate of need laws, which regulate health system spending and expansion, and markers of surgical quality, including procedural volume and postoperative outcomes for Medicare beneficiaries.

O'Connor EA, Evans CV, Rushkin MC, et al. (2020-11-24). USPSTF Report: Behavioral Counseling to Promote Healthy Lifestyle in Adults With CV Risk Factors. jamanetwork.com This systematic review to support the 2020 US Preventive Services Task Force Recommendation Statement on behavioral counseling to promote healthy diet and physical activity for cardiovascular disease (CVD) prevention summarizes published evidence on the benefits and harms of behavioral counseling to promote healthy diet and physical activity for CVD prevention in adults with cardiovascular risk factors.

Mehr News Agency (2020-11-24). VIDEO: Coastguards seize one trawler in S Iran. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Nov. 24 (MNA) — Coastguards of southern Hormuzgan province have seized one illegal fishing trawler in Jask territorial waters in the Persian Gulf with over 600kg of different kinds of fish, said provincial Judiciary official on Tuesday.

Schuh S, Sweeney J, Rumantir M, et al. (2020-11-24). Effect of Nebulized Magnesium vs Placebo Added to Albuterol Among Children With Refractory Acute Asthma. jamanetwork.com This randomized trial compares the effect of nebulized magnesium vs placebo added to albuterol on hospitalization at 24 hours of children with acute asthma in respiratory distress after initial therapy in Canadian pediatric emergency departments (EDs).

Mehr News Agency (2020-11-24). Iran, Qatar ink economic MoU. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Nov. 24 (MNA) — At the end of the 7th meeting of the Iran-Qatar Joint Economic Commission, the sides inked the commissions' MoU.

Manlio Dinucci (2020-11-24). Na ONU, a Itália abstém-se sobre o Nazismo. globalresearch.ca A Terceira Comissà£o das Naàßàµes Unidas — responsável pelas questàµes sociais, humanitárias e culturais — aprovou, em 18 de Novembro, a Resoluàßà£o "Combate à glorificaàßà£o do nazismo, do neonazismo e de outras práticas que contribuem para alimentar formas contemporâneas de …

Anthony Cartalucci (2020-11-24). Thailand: Hiding Sedition Behind "Free Speech" thealtworld.com As the US has done around the globe, it is backing groups engaged in propaganda and disinformation aimed at undermining Thailand's leadership including its 700+ year old monarchy, an institution's whose head — the King of Thailand — also serves as the nation's head of state. | US-funded fronts posing as "human rights" advocates claim this propaganda and disinformation — amounting to defamation under the laws of any other nation on Earth — is simply "free speech." | I explain how this is absolutely wrong and how US-funded sedition in Thailand is merely hiding behind "free speech," not "fight…

Zack Graham (2020-11-24). Diane Cook's Morality Tales for Our Climate Future. thenation.com Diane Cook's Morality Tales for Our Climate Future…

Newsclick (2020-11-24). Two days ahead of historic strike, Indian trade unionists and farmers' leaders arrested. peoplesdispatch.org Organizers of the historic general strike said the arrest of 31 leaders of trade unions and farmers' movements in the State of Haryana would not dampen the protests. Over 200 million workers and hundreds of thousands of farmers will take part in the protest…

Manlio Dinucci (2020-11-24). All'Onu l'Italia si astiene sul nazismo. globalresearch.ca Il Terzo Comitato delle Nazioni Unite — incaricato delle questioni sociali, umanitarie e culturali — ha approvato il 18 novembre la Risoluzione ´Combattere la glorificazione del nazismo, neonazismo e altre pratiche che contribuiscono ad alimentare le contemporanee forme di razzismo, …

Sasha Abramsky (2020-11-24). The GOP: Grotesque, Outrageous Putschists. thenation.com The GOP: Grotesque, Outrageous Putschists…

Rubin R. (2020-11-24). Importance of Patient Input in Designing CRISPR Trials. jamanetwork.com Clinical trials of genome editing to treat sickle cell anemia must be designed with input from patients and their parents and physicians, a recent study by National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI) scientists concluded.

Mehr News Agency (2020-11-24). Police bust over 1 ton of narcotics in SE Iran. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Nov. 25 (MNA) — The anti-narcotics police of Sistan and Baluchistan confiscated 1,272 kg of different illicit drugs in Zabol, Iranshahr, and Khash counties.

, Krist AH, Davidson KW, et al. (2020-11-24). USPSTF Recommendation: Behavioral Counseling for CVD Prevention in At-Risk Adults. jamanetwork.com This 2020 US Preventive Services Task Force Recommendation Statement recommends offering or referring adults with CVD risk factors to behavioral counseling interventions to promote a healthy diet and physical activity (B recommendation).

WSWS (2020-11-24). Strikes and protests across Germany against regular school operations. wsws.org Faced with mass infections at schools and a cover-up by the federal and state governments, students throughout Germany are beginning to take the protection of their health and that of their families into their own hands.

Mehr News Agency (2020-11-24). US providing ISIL with weapons in Iraq. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Nov. 24 (MNA) — An Iraqi security expert stressed that ISIL terrorist elements receive weapons from foreign forces inside Iraq.

Slomski A. (2020-11-24). Long-term Mortality Outcomes in Early Breast Cancer Screening Trial. jamanetwork.com Final results from the 1990s UK Age trial suggest that yearly mammography starting around age 40 years could potentially reduce breast cancer mortality with minimal overdiagnosis. However, research is needed to clarify whether current screening technologies and treatments would reduce the mortality benefit observed with earlier screening, the authors stated in Lancet Oncology.

Peter Geoghegan (2020-11-24). UK Government Running 'Orwellian' Unit to Block Release of 'Sensitive' Information. globalresearch.ca Secretive Cabinet Office 'Clearing House' for Freedom of Information requests also accused of "blacklisting" journalists; openDemocracy launching a legal bid for transparency | *** | The British government has been accused of running an 'Orwellian' unit in Michael Gove's office that …

Yanis Iqbal (2020-11-24). The Implosion of Capitalism in Guatemala. dissidentvoice.org On 21 November, 2020, thousands of Guatemalans rallied in the central square of the country's capital, took over the Congress and set fire to several rooms inside. The immediate trigger for this outburst of anger was the 2021 budget — now revoked by the Congress after sustained protests — which, despite being the largest in …

Flaherty MR, Buchmiller T, Vangel M, et al. (2020-11-24). Pediatric Magnet Ingestions After Federal Rule Changes, 2009-2019. jamanetwork.com This study describes trends in emergency department visits for ingestions by children of small neodymium magnets between 2009 and 2019, before, during, and after a 2014 Consumer Product Safety Commission rule restricting their sales.

Ashlie D. Stevens (2020-11-24). Here are 7 dreamy lo-fi tracks to soothe your brain and make you productive. salon.com From an experimental Japanese Breakfast track to music from one of the "godfathers of lo-fi," we have you covered…

Slomski A. (2020-11-24). Fecal Transplant for Clostridioides difficile Effective in Practice. jamanetwork.com A single fecal microbiota transplant (FMT) cured nearly all patients with Clostridioides difficile infection (CDI) in a study published in Gastroenterology.

Lynda Carson (2020-11-24). President John F. Kennedy was assassinated 57 years ago. indybay.org President John F. Kennedy was assassinated 57 years ago. President John F. Kennedy (JFK) spent his last night alive at the Texas Hotel in Ft. Worth, Texas. When morning came there was a light rain falling on Ft. Worth as the JFK entourage, including JFK's wife Jackie, prepared to take a thirteen minute flight to Dallas for a limo ride through the city. It proved to be a very fateful day!

Peoples Dispatch (2020-11-24). Human rights organizations demand release of jailed student activists in Myanmar. peoplesdispatch.org Several activists and students, many from the All Burma Federation of Student Unions, have been recently arrested by the Myanmar authorities for protesting against human rights violations in the country's Rakhine and Chin States…

Mehr News Agency (2020-11-24). Car bomb explodes in al-Baba district , NE Aleppo. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Nov. 24 (MNA) — Syrian sources reported that a car bomb had exploded in the city of Al-Bab, northeast of Aleppo in northern Syria but they did not mention the details.

Marc I, Julien P, Lavoie PM. (2020-11-24). Maternal Docosahexaenoic Acid Supplementation and Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia in Infants—Reply. jamanetwork.com In Reply Dr van den Akker and colleagues propose a possible explanation linking potential deficits in proresolving lipid mediator synthesis to why DHA failed to improve bronchopulmonary dysplasia in both the N3RO and MOBYDIck trials. As they mentioned, proresolving lipid mediators D and E resolvin series derived from DHA and eicosapentaenoic acid, respectively, have potent roles in the active regulation of inflammatory processes. Arachidonic acid—derived lipoxins appear particularly important for initiating the resolution of the inflammatory cascade.

WSWS (2020-11-24). Zoom cancels meetings at several universities on Zoom censorship. wsws.org Zoom's dramatic escalation of censorship has major implications as schools, academic institutions as well as political organizations have become increasingly dependent on the platform to conduct classes, conferences and meetings.

Rubin R. (2020-11-24). Aid for American Indian, Alaska Native Individuals Who Want to Quit Smoking. jamanetwork.com The Indian Health Service (IHS) recently launched SmokefreeTXT, a mobile messaging tool to help American Indian and Alaska Native individuals quit smoking.

John C. A. Manley (2020-11-24). "Fauci's First Fraud": Documentary Exposes Decades-old Lies Behind the Man Who Cancelled Thanksgiving. globalresearch.ca "You may have to bite the bullet and sacrifice that social gathering [this Thanksgiving]," Dr. Anthony Fauci told With such expert advice, millions of unquestioning Americans will avoid friends, children and grandparents this year in …

imperial.ac.uk (2020-11-24). Imperial is part of major festival that aims to reach 66 million people globally. imperial.ac.uk Imperial scientist is part of creative team selected for developing Festival UK 2022, a national event celebrating the UK's creativity and innovation.

_____ (2020-11-24). Confrontation Versus Trade. strategic-culture.org Around the world there is movement to improve levels of trade and to ease formalities in order to make multilateral commerce simpler, less costly and beneficial to all participants. Naturally, individual countries want to protect their particular specialities while continuing to profit from their attraction (think French wine and Scotch whisky, for example), but negotiations can solve such problems, and it is apparent that more and more countries are prepared to engage in dialogue rather than flouncing away from compromise. | Except, most notably, the US and Britain which seem to consider that concession in negot…

Mehr News Agency (2020-11-24). VIDEO: Car bomb blasts in Syria's Afrin. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Nov. 24 (MNA) — A car bomb was exploded in Syrian town of Afrin on Tue.

news.un (2020-11-24). 'Deplorable' killing of Afro-Brazilian man shows need to address racism, discrimination. news.un.org The killing of an Afro-Brazilian man, and the widespread outrage it has sparked, underscores the urgent need for the Government to tackle racism and racial discrimination in South America's largest country, the UN human rights office, OHCHR, said on Tuesday.

David Giesen (2020-11-24). Tuesday 11/24: Mission Creek real estate and the mystery of the divine. indybay.org ZOOM: | zoom.us/j/94388878587?pwd=RFdxQUdqcVlqSG…

Dr. Joseph Mercola (2020-11-24). The Global Takeover Is Underway. globalresearch.ca This is controversial analysis which requires carefully debate. | The video by the World Economic Forum (WEF) focusses on the "New Normal" Global Reset. It …

Yves Engler (2020-11-24). Canada: The Hypocrisy of Liberals' Nuclear Policy. globalresearch.ca A Vancouver MP's last-minute withdrawal from a recent webinar on Canada's nuclear arms policy highlights Liberal hypocrisy. The government says they want to rid the world of nuclear weapons but refuse to take a minimal step to protect humanity from …

Jen Pelz (2020-11-24). Unleash a Desert River and Its Wisdom. counterpunch.org As the global pandemic rages, I am set adrift without connection to my home anchor. This charmed place with the monochromatic desert landscapes and auburn central river are but a distant memory. I breathe in the thirsty air and watch a pair of coyotes skulk through the urban refuge in my hometown. The geese snub

van den Akker CP, Onland W, van Kaam AH. (2020-11-24). Maternal Docosahexaenoic Acid Supplementation and Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia in Infants. jamanetwork.com To the Editor In the Maternal Omega-3 Supplementation to Reduce Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia in Very Preterm Infants (MOBYDIck) trial, Dr Marc and colleagues reported no difference in bronchopulmonary dysplasia—free survival but higher rates for bronchopulmonary dysplasia in premature infants whose breastfeeding mothers received docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) supplementation vs placebo. A similar increase in rates for bronchopulmonary dysplasia also was reported in the N3RO trial, in which DHA supplementation or placebo was directly administered to premature infants. We would like to suggest a pathophysiological…

Slomski A. (2020-11-24). Antibiotics on Par With Surgery for Appendicitis. jamanetwork.com Antibiotic treatment was noninferior to surgery for appendicitis, a US multicenter trial published in the New England Journal of Medicine found.

WSWS (2020-11-24). Jeff Riedel, photographer and fighter for socialism: 1968-2020. wsws.org An immensely gifted artist, Jeff Riedel's photographic work combined exceptional technical skill with social insight.

Mehr News Agency (2020-11-24). Selected films to be displayed online in Nama Film Platform. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Nov. 24 (MNA) — Several selected films of the second round of 16th Resistance International Film Festival will be displayed online in Nama Film Platform on the 4rd day of the event.

Mehr News Agency (2020-11-24). Zarif holds phone talk with Lavrov over Nagorno-Karabakh. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Nov. 24 (MNA) — Iranian Foreign Minister Zarif held a phone talk with his Russian counterpart Lavrov on important regional issues, including the JCPOA, the Nagorno-Karabakh issue and Syria.

Mehr News Agency (2020-11-24). VIDEO: Israeli aircraft crashes in southern occupied lands. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Nov. 24 (MNA) — Two were killed after an Israeli aircraft crashed near Beersheba in the southern parts of the occupied Palestinian lands on Tuesday.

Pip Hinman (2020-11-24). Don't bail out Viva Energy. greenleft.org.au Sue Bull reports on oil refinery Viva Energy's new plans for gas and a public bail-out.

Joseph Hayden (2020-11-24). Immigration Is the Story of Our Families. progressive.org If you go back far enough, all of us are from someplace else. We all start as outsiders hoping to belong.

Yuri Martins Fontes (2020-11-24). Golpe colorido na Bielorrússia: o projeto liberal da oposiàßà£o. globalresearch.ca Conforme exposto na primeira parte desta reportagem, o governo Lukashenko em época de crise mundial foi balanàßado, com a investida da oposiàßà£o bielorrussa após as eleiàßàµes; e em especial porque estava estremecido com o forte parceiro Putin, sem poder nele …

Slomski A. (2020-11-24). Cantharidin Drug-Device Clears Molluscum Contagiosum Lesions. jamanetwork.com A drug-device containing the topical vesicant cantharidin safely and effectively treated molluscum contagiosum in 2 identical phase 3 multicenter US trials published in JAMA Dermatology. The common viral skin infection can last for years and has no approved treatment.

Jin J. (2020-11-24). USPSTF Guideline: Counseling on Healthy Diet and Physical Activity to Prevent Cardiovascular Disease. jamanetwork.com This JAMA Patient Page reviews the 2020 US Preventive Services Task Force's recommendation to offer behavioral counseling to promote healthy diet and physical activity to prevent cardiovascular disease in adults with CVD risk factors (B recommendation).

Emily Apple (2020-11-24). One sentence from Matt Hancock shows he's clueless about reality for most working Brits. thecanary.co On 24 November, health secretary Matt Hancock addressed a joint session of the Health and Social Care Committee and the Science and Technology Committee. | But one sentence from Hancock showed just how clueless he is about the reality for most workers in the UK. Hancock stated: We are peculiarly unusual and outliers in soldiering on and still going to work, and it kind of being the culture that 'as long as you can get out of bed you still should get into work. | What's really peculiar?: | Financial Times journalist Sarah O'Connor didn't pull any punches in her analysis of what's really peculiar about this…

Raouf Halaby (2020-11-24). "Ouch," the Unkindest Cuts of All. counterpunch.org During the years of my Jerusalem childhood I was raised in the Antiochian Orthodox tradition. My brothers and I served as altar boys in the St. Simeon's Qatamoun Orthodox Church, a church we attended until the harassment, harangue, and stone throwing by interloping male Jewish children and adults became life-threatening. Eventually we'd attend St. Andrews

Kuehn BM. (2020-11-24). Active Surveillance Testing to Prevent Staph Spread in NICUs. jamanetwork.com Personnel in neonatal intensive care units (NICUs) should conduct active surveillance testing for Staphylococcus aureus colonization of neonates to prevent the spread of infection during outbreaks or when incidence increases, according to a new CDC guideline.

Marlee Kokotovic (2020-11-24). CO2 levels hit record high despite pandemic lockdowns. nationofchange.org Scientists calculate that emissions must fall by half by 2030 to give a good chance of limiting global heating.

David Cole (2020-11-24). Can Liberals Win in a Conservative Court? aclu.org This piece originally ran in

Dr. Russell Blaylock (2020-11-24). Face Masks Pose Serious Risks to the Healthy. globalresearch.ca First published by GR on May 26, 2020 | "By wearing a mask, the exhaled viruses will not be able to escape and will concentrate in the nasal passages, enter the olfactory nerves and travel into the brain." — Russell Blaylock, …

Mehr News Agency (2020-11-24). AEOI required to design 40 MW heavy water reactor. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Nov. 24 (MNA) — Iranian Parliament's National Security and Foreign Policy Commission Spokesman said that AEOI will be required to design a heavy water reactor.

Luam Kidane (2020-11-24). Provocations to rupture and the power to act. zcomm.org Social movements from South Africa to Brazil have built economic systems rooted in cooperation, creativity and direct action as an antidote to the neoliberal order…

Red Latina sin fronteras (2020-11-24). 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…

WSWS (2020-11-24). Nearly seven million German adults are heavily indebted. wsws.org In Germany, almost one in 10 adults cannot make ends meet.

Not My Dirty Money Coalition (2020-11-24). Sunday 12/6: Not My Dirty Money: Youth Power in Divestment to Fight the Climate Emergency. indybay.org Online via Zoom…

oneworld.press (2020-11-23). Russian-Moldovan Relations Might Become Much More Difficult To Manage. oneworld.press Pro-Western Maia Sandu's victory in the second round of the Moldovan presidential elections last week might make bilateral relations with Russia much more difficult to manage than they were under her Russian-friendly predecessor, with the worst-case scenario being a new East-West crisis in the event that Moldova attempts to (re)unify with Romania and/or militarily resolve the frozen Transnistrian Conflict while the "best-case" one might realistically be a "managed decoupling" between the two with time.

_____ (2020-11-23). Crying Wolf On Election Fraud Is OK At NYT. popularresistance.org President Donald Trump's categorical refusal to accept what seems like an inevitable and increasingly crushing election loss has many in media rightly worried about the political repercussions of such a move, with some sounding the alarm over a potential coup d'etat in the US (e.g., Salon, 11/11/20; Washington Post, 11/12/20; Guardian, 11/13/20; New Republic, 11/13/20). | The New York Times, the country's flagship print publication, has been leading the condemnations, accusing the president of "vandaliz[ing] our country" (11/11/20), diagnosing him as a narcissist and a sociopath, and citing his attempts to cling…

Andrew O'Hehir (2020-11-23). What will American politics be like after Trump? First of all, he's not going away. salon.com Trump's coup is collapsing, but the damage is done. He's shown us the system is broken. What will we do about it?>

M Kilian, H Wetzer and C Zaschke (2020-11-23). 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."

Bill Lueders (2020-11-23). Comment: The Damage Done, the Job Ahead. progressive.org Expect Trump to keep lying from the sidelines, and for his followers to stand by him.

Never Forgive, Never Forget (2020-11-23). 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…

Amanda Marcotte (2020-11-23). Trump's on his way out, but leaves a lasting legacy: The right's open embrace of terrorism. salon.com How did the Kenosha shooter post $2 million in bail? Because conservatives are normalizing right-wing terrorism…

Paul Street (2020-11-23). A Man-Child in A Promised Land. counterpunch.org The Atlantic's editor-in-chief Jeffrey Goldberg recently conducted a long and obsequious interview with Barack Obama. The interview was occasioned by the apparent defeat of Obama's fascist successor Donald Trump and by the recent release of the first volume of Obama's much-awaited presidential memoir A Promised Land — Obama's third book about Obama, soon to be

Ralph Nader (2020-11-23). Trump's Massive, Lawless, and Immoral Legacy to Our Country Will Continue Unless … counterpunch.org Trump has gotten away with almost everything throughout his bankruptcy-driven business career and his corrupt, cruel, and costly political years in the White House. Things changed on November 3, when he was retired by the voters.

Walden Bello (2020-11-23). What Will a Biden Presidency Mean for the Asia-Pacific Region? counterpunch.org Assuming Joe Biden will take the reins of the presidency on January 20, 2021, what will his likely policies toward the Asia-Pacific region look like? It is unlikely that Joe Biden will continue Trump's trade war with China. That would simply be too destabilizing for everyone. Not only is the U.S. greatly dependent on China

commondreams (2020-11-23). Trump to Ease Sage Grouse Protections on Western Lands. commondreams.org ______________________________…

Dean Baker (2020-11-23). The Krugman Boom? Don't Count on It. counterpunch.org I have largely been in agreement with Paul Krugman in his assessment of the economy over the last dozen years or so, but I think in his latest column he let the promise of a post-Trump era get the better of him. Krugman notes that the distribution of effective vaccines should allow people to return

Matthew Rozsa (2020-11-23). Regeneron antibody treatment previously given to Trump receives FDA emergency authorization. salon.com The coronavirus antibody treatment given to Trump last month may soon become available to the public…

commondreams (2020-11-23). Biden Administration Must Remove Trump Holdovers On Day One. commondreams.org ______________________________…

sputniknews (2020-11-23). Just to Babble in the Back Room. sputniknews.com On today's episode of The Backstory, host Lee Stranahan discussed the news of the day, including Biden's incoming cabinet, protests against COVID-19 lockdowns in Germany, and the Trump team distancing themselves from Sidney Powell.

Fight Back (2020-11-23). A Venezuelan view: Trump the fraudster. fightbacknews.org U.S. role in the world and its election | In spite of its decline as the superpower of the world, the United States continues to be the major imperial power of the planet. Its economic and military power allows the U.S. to influence and to even directly intervene in crucial scenarios of the world. | It is inevitable then, that most major mass media outlets of the world, as well as the world's citizens, closely follow electoral processes in the U.S. In fact, after the November 3, 2020 election, street protests against police killings continue and there is no remedy at hand for the gross human rights violations in…

Paul Dobson (2020-11-23). Venezuelan Elections: Maduro Requests Anti-Corruption 'Help' as APR Blasts 'Censorship'. venezuelanalysis.com Centre-right and right-wing parties have also been campaigning hard for the December 6 contest.

Jim Hightower (2020-11-23). Vox Populist: After the Election, a Note of Hope. progressive.org A truly great American majority might yet be forged—not around some politician, but around our people's basic shared values of fairness, justice, and equal opportunity for all.

sputniknews (2020-11-23). South Dakota Authorities File Lawsuit Against Voter-Approved Recreational Marijuana Amendment. sputniknews.com While the legalization of medical marijuana received widespread voter support in South Dakota's November 3 election, voters were nearly split on a second, potentially unconstitutional referendum that included hemp-related legislation, the regulation of recreational weed and weed taxation.

teleSUR (2020-11-23). Venezuela: Regional Electoral Boards Start Election Training. telesurenglish.net Venezuela's electoral authorities announced that the training of Regional Electoral Boards (REB) will be carried out from November 23rd until November 27th, as set out in the electoral calendar ahead of the parliamentary elections to take place on December 6. | RELATED: | The training will be conducted by the National Electoral Board (NEB) and the National Office of Subaltern Electoral Organizations…

commondreams (2020-11-23). To Protect Wild Steelhead, Salmon, Orcas, Environmental Groups Appeal Approval of Puget Sound Commercial Net Pen Aquaculture To Washington's Supreme Court. commondreams.org ______________________________…

Staff (2020-11-23). Drugmakers Will Profit Off COVID Vaccines Generated by Taxpayer-Funded Research. truthout.org With the world pinning its hopes on a successful coronavirus vaccine to curb the pandemic, corporate watchdogs say much of the research and development of the medicines rely on public funding. "The investment in these vaccines, as for most drugs, has really been underwritten by the taxpayer, by the government," says Robert Weissman, president of Public Citizen. | TRANSCRIPT: | This is a rush transcript. Copy may not be in its final form. | AMY GOODMAN: This is Democracy Now! The Quarantine Report. I'm Amy Goodma…

commondreams (2020-11-23). Oxfam Reaction To Astrazeneca/Oxford COVID-19 Vaccine Trial Results. commondreams.org ______________________________…

Staff (2020-11-23). A People's Vaccine? Drugmakers Set to Profit from COVID Vaccines Made with Publicly Funded Research. democracynow.org With the world pinning its hopes on a successful coronavirus vaccine to curb the pandemic, corporate watchdogs say much of the research and development of the medicines rely on publicly funded research. "The investment in these vaccines, as for most drugs, has really been underwritten by the taxpayer, by the government," says Robert Weissman, president of Public Citizen.

news.un (2020-11-23). UNICEF planning 'mammoth operation' to deliver COVID-19 vaccines. news.un.org The UN Children's Fund (UNICEF) is working with more than 350 partners, including major airlines, shipping lines and logistics associations from around the world, to deliver COVID-19 vaccines to over 92 countries, as soon as doses become available, the agency said on Monday.

Alan MacLeod (2020-11-23). Successful Not-for-Profit Oxford COVID Vaccine Threatens Big Pharma Profit Logic. thealtworld.com "The Oxford vaccine is… striking, since the point was to pay researchers, but not to rely on patent monopolies to generate large profits." — Economist Dean Baker | MPN— The world is abuzz today after a team of medical researchers from Oxford University in the United Kingdom

news.un (2020-11-23). 'Real hope' surrounding COVID vaccines 'cannot be overstated' — WHO chief. news.un.org Along with other tried and tested public health measures, the head of the World Health Organization (WHO) told journalists on Monday that "there is now real hope" that vaccines will play an essential part in helping end the COVID pandemic.

The Canary (2020-11-23). Covid controls will be needed through the winter, warns Hancock. thecanary.co Measures to control coronavirus will be needed through the winter despite the latest successful vaccine trials, Health Secretary Matt Hancock has warned. | Hancock said the success of the lockdown in reducing case numbers in England meant the country will be able to return to a tiered system of local restrictions from December 2 as planned. | However, Greater Manchester mayor Andy Burnham warned continuing curbs on the hospitality sector in the worst-hit areas would have a "devastating" effect on many businesses. | Boris Johnson is due to set out details of the revised three-tier system of controls in a Commons s…

commondreams (2020-11-23). U.S. Set To Retake Global Leadership on Climate With Choice of John Kerry as Biden's "Climate Czar". commondreams.org ______________________________…

Walter Smolarek (2020-11-23). Biden to unveil cabinet picks: Hyper-militarist, pro-Wall Street administration takes shape. liberationnews.org Desperately-needed reforms under an administration so thoroughly imperialist and reactionary can only be secured through determined, militant struggle.

commondreams (2020-11-23). Biden's Appointment of John Kerry as Climate Czar Is Alarming Red Flag. commondreams.org ______________________________…

Andrea Germanos, staff writer (2020-11-23). From 'Alarming Red Flag' to 'Something We Can Work With,' Campaigners Respond to Kerry as Biden Climate Envoy. commondreams.org www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Elijah Magnier (2020-11-23). Why Iraq is expected to be hot for Joe Biden and vice-versa? (3). thealtworld.com Last

commondreams (2020-11-23). 350.Org on Biden Appointing John Kerry as International Climate Envoy. commondreams.org ______________________________…

Elijah Magnier (2020-11-23). L'Irak fera monter la pression sur Joe Biden et vice versa (3). thealtworld.com En

teleSUR (2020-11-23). Biden Announces His Administration's Top Foreign Policy Team. telesurenglish.net U.S. President-elect Joe Biden announced Monday his foreign policy leadership team, including Antony Blinken, who briefly served as deputy secretary of state during the second Obama administration. | Biden also has tapped Jake Sullivan to be his administration's national security adviser and Linda Thomas-Greenfield as the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations. Sullivan served as deputy assistant to Obama as well as a senior policy adviser to 2016 Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton's campaign. Thomas-Greenfield was Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs under Obama as well as the top hu…

Whitney Webb (2020-11-23). Whitney Webb & PARASCRIPT, Biden's SOS Big Tech Warhawk, Establishment Coup & more! thealtworld.com Whitney Webb & PARASCRIPT, Biden's SOS Big Tech Warhawk, Establishment Coup & more!

Editor (2020-11-23). What President Biden Simply Won't Touch. scheerpost.com The U.S. Army / CC BY 2.0] By Maj. Danny Sjursen / TomDispatch In this mystifying moment,…

teleSUR (2020-11-23). China Announces the Eradication of Extreme Poverty. telesurenglish.net On Monday, the Chinese government announced the eradication of extreme poverty in 832 counties in the East Asian country as part of an official program to overcome the problem of social inequality. | RELATED: | After decreeing the exit from the list of extreme poverty of the last nine counties in the province of Guizhou, the authorities highlighted the plan executed by the Communist Party of China (CCP) since 1980 in the…

Nadda Osman (2020-11-23). Uighur scholar arrested in Saudi Arabia at risk of deportation to China. middleeasteye.net Uighur scholar arrested in Saudi Arabia at risk of deportation to China | Activists and human rights advocates have raised concerns that Aimadoula Waili may be tortured in a 're-education' camp if sent back to China | Mon, 11/23/2020 – 15: 48 | The scholar fears he could be deported back to China, where Uighurs face persecution (Supplied) | A Uighur Muslim religious scholar was arrested in Saudi Arabia o…

Amiad Horowitz (2020-11-23). RCEP creates world's largest free trade zone, but where does U.S. stand? peoplesworld.org HANOI—On Nov. 15, a group of 15 countries, including the 10 members of the Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN) and other regional powerhouses like China, Japan, and Australia, made history by signing the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP). The agreement establishes the world's largest free trade zone, covering almost a third of the …

Matthew Rozsa (2020-11-23). China's just-launched lunar mission will retrieve Moon rocks for the first time in 44 years. salon.com Chang'e-5, launched today, is poised to be a historic step in lunar research…

teleSUR (2020-11-23). China Rejects US Admiral's Unannounced Visit to Taiwan. telesurenglish.net China's Ministry of Foreign Affairs Monday rejected a visit by a U.S. Navy admiral to Taiwan as it strongly opposed any military relationship between the Chinese Island and Washington. | RELATED: | "China is opposed to any form of exchange between U.S. and Taiwanese officials or any military relations," Foreign Affairs Ministry spokesman Zhao Lijian said shortly after the visit was announced. | According to a Reute…

Jeffrey A. Tucker (2020-11-23). The Blizzard of Bogus Journalism on COVID. globalresearch.ca This game of hunt-and-kill Covid cases has reached peak absurdity, especially in media culture. | Take a look at

Michelle Chen (2020-11-23). For Some Workers, Schools Never Closed. thenation.com For Some Workers, Schools Never Closed…

news.un (2020-11-23). UN expert calls for urgent action to end 'pandemic of femicide and violence against women'. news.un.org COVID-19 is overshadowing what has become a "pandemic of femicide" and related gender-based violence against women and girls, said independent UN human rights expert Dubravka ≈ imonoviƒá on Monday, calling for the universal establishment of national initiatives to monitor and prevent such killings.‚Ä&Oslash…

teleSUR (2020-11-23). US: NYC Dead Stay in Freezer Trucks Set up Amid COVID-19 Surge. telesurenglish.net A new report revealed that over 600 bodies of people who died from COVID-19 during the spring of this year in New York City have yet to be buried and remain stored inside freezing vehicles. | RELATED: | ' The NYC Medical Examiner's Office informed The Wall Street Journal that many of the bodies are of people whose families could not be located or could not cover the costs of the burial. | NYC increased its burial assis…

sputniknews (2020-11-23). BoJo's Winter Whackdown on COVID: Will You Get To See The Folks This Christmas? sputniknews.com With the Christmas season looming, Britons are itching to buy gifts, stock up on treats, get dolled up and meet up with friends and family. And shops, pubs and restaurants are anxious to rake in the cash at this time of year.