2020-11-26: Social Media Postees

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Why imperialism is obsolete in Latin America
Vijay Prashad | peoplesdispatch.org | 2020-11-26
Venezuela's Foreign minister Jorge Arreaza talks about the country's relationship of mutual gain and benefit with China, the US bid to impose Monroe Doctrine 2.0, and a how a new Cold War cannot be allowed in the region…
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Facing Holiday Rush, Frontlines Retail Workers Urge Billionaire Bosses to Share the Wealth
Chuck Collins | counterpunch.org | 2020-11-26
This Black Friday and Cyber Monday, frontline essential workers will be hustling to help holiday shoppers — while also fighting for dignity, hazard pay, and other protections as Covid-19 infection rates spike again in many regions. Rina Cummings, who works at the JFK8 Amazon Warehouse on Staten Island, feels like the billionaire owners are sending…
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Like a Rocket in the Garden: The Unending War in Afghanistan
Kathy Kelly | dissidentvoice.org | 2020-11-26
Late last week, I learned from young Afghan Peace Volunteer friends in Kabul that an insurgent group firing rockets into the city center hit the home of one volunteer's relatives. Everyone inside was killed. Today, word arrived of two bomb blasts in the marketplace city of Bamiyan, in central Afghanistan, killing at least fourteen people …
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Like a Rocket in the Garden: the Unending War in Afghanistan
Kathy Kelly | counterpunch.org | 2020-11-26
Late last week, I learned from young Afghan Peace Volunteer friends in Kabul that an insurgent group firing rockets into the city center hit the home of one volunteer's relatives. Everyone inside was killed. Today, word arrived of two bomb blasts in the marketplace city of Bamiyan, in central Afghanistan, killing at least fourteen people and wounding forty-five.
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Giving Thanks the Turkeys Are Leaving
Mark Fiore | progressive.org | 2020-11-26
It looks like the Trump Administration might go out with a whimper instead of a civil insurrection-inducing bang.
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Bolivian police arrest a military general implicated in the Sacaba massacre
Peoples Dispatch | peoplesdispatch.org | 2020-11-26
On November 24, Bolivian police arrested the commander of the Cochabamba Military Garrison, General Alfredo Cuellar, in connection with the massacre in Sacaba city in the Cochabamba department on November 15, 2019. Cuellar has been charged with the crime of murder. | The Prosecutor's Office ordered Cuellar's arrest after he gave his statement in the Sacaba massacre case yesterday. The Prosecutor's Office said that the arrest warrant was issued because there were elements of convi…
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Major COVID-19 outbreak in Belmarsh prison, Assange's family raise alarm
Peoples Dispatch | peoplesdispatch.org | 2020-11-26
According to Julian Assange's partner, Stella Moris, at least 56 inmates were found to be infected in the block where he is held. Assange, along with nearly 200 other inmates of his house block, had been under lockdown since November 18…
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Freedom Rider: Censorship in the Biden era
Margaret Kimberley | mronline.org | 2020-11-26
The corporate media have joined the incoming administration in deciding what we can and cannot see and hear.
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US Propaganda War on China
Stephen Lendman | globalresearch.ca | 2020-11-26
US trade, legislative and propaganda war rage against China. | Will it turn hot after hawkish interventionists infesting the Biden/Harris regime's national security team take over in January? | Is what's unthinkable possible? What's gone on since the Obama/Biden regime's 2013 Asia …
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PW Podcast: U.S. imperialism hinders Cuban COVID-19 vaccine
Alan MacLeod | thealtworld.com | 2020-11-26
Beyond the Page is a companion podcast to the award-winning publication People's World. With every episode, we'll take you deeper into the topics covered at PeoplesWorld.org. Our program brings you in-depth interviews with journalists and activists on the most pressing stories in progressive politics, labor, and the struggle for socialism in the United States. | The United States has now surpassed a quarter of a million deaths due to COVID-19. It has become number one in all the wrong ways. While the response to the pandemic by U.S. government officials has been disjointed and politicized, there are other areas i…
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PDF of November 26 issue
A. Majumdar | workers.org | 2020-11-26
Download the 12-page PDF. Detroit smashes racist plot in U.S. election Editorial: Crimes against humanity: We charge genocide! Storms, hurricanes devastate Indigenous communities; Vincent Truitt: another police victim; Black Lives Matter & disabled people; Women fight military trauma; Defend post office, workers' homes; Political forces vs #45; Will Biden stop . . . | Continue reading PDF of November 26 issue at Workers.org
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Meet the Censored: Andre Damon
wsws.org | 2020-11-26
Increased content moderation has been sold as a tool to control the far right, but the World Socialist Web Site was among the first to sound the alarm.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/11/26/intv…

"It's going to be a billionaire Thanksgiving." Wealth of US richest just hit $1 trillion since the start of the pandemic
Amanda Mills | nationofchange.org | 2020-11-26
"The increases in billionaire wealth continue to defy gravity in the real economy where millions have lost their jobs, health, and livelihoods."
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COVID Vaccine Hesitancy Widespread, Even Among Medical Professionals
Jeremy Loffredo | globalresearch.ca | 2020-11-26
Public health groups, including the World Health Organization, are making a concerted effort to reduce COVID vaccine hesitancy, as many medical professionals and minority groups remain doubtful about safety and efficacy. | *** | As details on the latest COVID vaccine contenders …
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Kissinger's Influence Over the U.S.-Backed Military Coup to Overthrow Socialism in Chile
_____ | strategic-culture.org | 2020-11-26
New details are emerging of the Central Intelligence Agency's (CIA) involvement in Chile against Salvador Allende. "We have to do everything we can to hurt [Allende] and bring him down," U.S. Secretary of Defence Melvin Laird stated in a meeting for a select group of officials after the socialist win in Chile. | From the day of Allende's inauguration as president, U.S. President Richard Nixon and his National Security Adviser, Henry Kissinger, schemed with the CIA to overthrown Allende, who…
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Afghanistan: Charge politicians and generals responsible for war crimes
Pip Hinman | greenleft.org.au | 2020-11-26
The ADF is considering charging those SAS soldiers named in the Brereton report, but as Pip Hinman argues, senior officers and political leaders responsible for the conduct of the war in Afghanistan need to be held accountable.
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Afghanistan: Charge politicians and generals responsible for war crimes
Pip Hinman | greenleft.org.au | 2020-11-26
The federal police is considering charging SAS soldiers for war crimes. Pip Hinman argues senior officers and politicians responsible for the Afghan war must also be held accountable.
greenleft.org.au/content/afghanistan-cha…

The big whitewash
Pip Hinman | greenleft.org.au | 2020-11-26
Australia's political history is a dark tapestry, woven from the repeated redrafting of truth with a litany of political lies, writes Suzanne James.
greenleft.org.au/content/big-whitewash

Campaign to 'make Amazon pay' launched today
Pablo Navarrete | thecanary.co | 2020-11-26
This Black Friday, it is time to #MakeAmazonPay says David Adler from Progressive International. It is coordinating a global campaign against the US multinational and demanding justice from its CEO Jeff Bezos. Learn more about the campaign here. | By Pablo Navarrete…
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296 people died due to 'the 'militarisation' of UK and French borders
The Canary | thecanary.co | 2020-11-26
The evolution of border security in and around the English Channel has been branded a "history of death" that has seen nearly 300 people lose their lives.Under successive French and UK governments, responses to the refugee crisis have become increasingly militarised, forcing people to resort to more dangerous routes, a new report claims.Calais has been turned into a "murderous border zone", while the Home Office response to small boats crossings has grown to "monstrous proportions", it argues.More people thought to be migrants were brought to Dover on Thursday (Gareth Fuller/PA)The report — believed to be th…
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Australian war crimes report points to history of military atrocities and coverups
wsws.org | 2020-11-26
For all the mythology of heroic and honourable armed forces, the report outlines more than a century of illegal killings, massacres and other abuses.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/11/26/wars…

The Catholic Church Is Responding to Indigenous Protest With Exorcisms
Staff | truthout.org | 2020-11-26
On this day, Indigenous activists in New England and beyond are observing a National Day of Mourning to mark the theft of land, cultural assault and genocide that followed after the anchoring of the Mayflower on Wampanoag land in 1620 — a genocide that is erased within conventional "Thanksgiving Day" narratives. | The acts…
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Video: Israel Enjoys Last Weeks of Love with Trump. Azerbaijan Controls Kalbajar District in Karabakh
South Front | globalresearch.ca | 2020-11-26
On November 25, Azerbaijani troops entered the district of Kalbajar in the Nagorno-Karabakh region. The district was handed over to Baku under the ceasefire deal reached between Armenia and Azerbaijan to put an end to the Second Nagorno-Karabakh War earlier …
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Israeli court orders eviction of 87 Palestinians from East Jerusalem neighbourhood
MEE staff | middleeasteye.net | 2020-11-26
Israeli court orders eviction of 87 Palestinians from East Jerusalem neighbourhood | Settler group had sued residents of Batan al-Hawa, claiming land where they live was previously owned by Yemini Jews | MEE staff | Thu, 11/26/2020 – 13: 52 | The East Jerusalem neighbourhood of Silwan with the Dome of the Rock in the Al-Aqsa mosque compound in the background (AFP/file photo) | Israel's Jerusalem District Court ratified on…
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What would a state-owned Amazon look like? Ask Argentina
Cecilia Rikap | zcomm.org | 2020-11-26
Correo Compras promises to benefit workers, consumers and sellers, and could even use big data for the public good…
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Like a Rocket in the Garden: The Unending War in Afghanistan‚Ä®
Kathy Kelly | zcomm.org | 2020-11-26
People in the United States continue to pretend that the despair and futility we've caused isn't our fault…
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Britain's Class War on Children
John Pilger | zcomm.org | 2020-11-26
Study after study shows that the people who suffer and die early from the diseases of poverty brought on by a poor diet, sub-standard housing and the priorities of the political elite and its hostile "welfare" officials — are working people…
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Palestinian hunger striker Maher al-Akhras released from Israeli prison
MEE staff | middleeasteye.net | 2020-11-26
Palestinian hunger striker Maher al-Akhras released from Israeli prison | Akhras spent 103 days on hunger strike in protest against his administrative detention | MEE staff | Thu, 11/26/2020 – 09: 30 | Palestinian detainee Maher al-Akhras arrives at al-Najah Hospital in the West Bank city of Nablus following his release by Israeli authorities on 26 November (AFP) | Israeli authorities have released Palestinian prisoner Ma…
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The 'banal' trauma of Israel's nightly raids on Palestinian children
Lily Galili | middleeasteye.net | 2020-11-26
The 'banal' trauma of Israel's nightly raids on Palestinian children | Despite cosmetic reforms to Israeli military law in the West Bank, Palestinian children and their families are routinely abused | Lily Galili | Thu, 11/26/2020 – 10: 00 | Israeli soldiers interrogate a Palestinian woman during a night raid in the occupied West Bank refugee camp of Jalazun, north of Ramallah, on 16 June 2014 (AFP) | A sudden noise p…
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Gaza blockade has pushed more than one million people below poverty line
MEE and agencies | middleeasteye.net | 2020-11-26
Gaza blockade has pushed more than one million people below poverty line | UN report says that 11-year blockade of the coastal enclave cost Palestinians $16.7bn | MEE and agencies | Thu, 11/26/2020 – 12: 03 | Vehicles transporting Palestinians about to cross onto the Egyptian side wait at the Rafah border crossing between the Gaza Strip and Egypt (AFP) | Israel's blockade of the Gaza Strip has pushed more th…
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Egyptian human rights activist dies after contracting Covid-19
Alex MacDonald | middleeasteye.net | 2020-11-26
Egyptian human rights activist dies after contracting Covid-19 | Hafez Abu Seada, co-founder of the Egyptian Organisation for Human Rights, was diagnosed with coronavirus in mid-November | Alex MacDonald | Thu, 11/26/2020 – 16: 35 | Hafez Abu Seada and his wife Nehad Abo El Komsan (Facebook) | Hafez Abu Seada, a Leading Egyptian human rights activist, has died after contracting Covid-19, his wife announced on Th…
www.middleeasteye.net/news/covid-egypt-a…

"The Flight Attendant," Kaley Cuoco's new first class thriller, is a darkly satisfying ride
Melanie McFarland | salon.com | 2020-11-26
The star's next act brings out all of the qualities that made her "Big Bang Theory" character winning and adds bite…
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Unions call for urgent action on delivery rider deaths
Peter Boyle | greenleft.org.au | 2020-11-26
The deaths of five food delivery riders in just two months prompted unions organise a vigil outside the Sydney HQ of Uber Eats, reports Jim McIlroy.
greenleft.org.au/content/unions-call-urg…

Google plans fiber-optic cable linking Israel and Saudi Arabia
MEE staff | middleeasteye.net | 2020-11-26
Google plans fiber-optic cable linking Israel and Saudi Arabia | Project would mark the latest sign of warming relations between the two historical enemies | MEE staff | Thu, 11/26/2020 – 13: 32 | The network will be more than 8,000km long and is expected to cost $400m (AFP) | Google is planning to deploy a fiber-optic network that will run through Saudi Arabia and Israel to open a new global internet traffic corridor, ac…
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Will Biden ensure my family is reunited?
Sonali Kolhatkar | peoplesdispatch.org | 2020-11-26
Millions of Americans are celebrating Donald Trump's election loss. But for some of us, it's also deeply personal. To my family, Trump's loss means the possibility of reunification. My parents, who are Indian citizens living in the United Arab Emirates, have been waiting to spend their golden years with their daughter and grandchildren–a reward for decades of hard work that helped finance American college education for three daughters. But because of Trump, they remain alone and separated from me. | In April 2020, just as I was putting together the final stages of an arduous sponsorship application for my p…
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Government website crashes as people try and find out which tier of coronavirus restrictions they'll face
The Canary | thecanary.co | 2020-11-26
Almost all parts of England will face tough coronavirus curbs with a ban on households mixing indoors and restrictions on hospitality after December 2.Only the Isle of Wight, Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly have been placed in the lowest Tier 1 set of restrictions, with people in all other parts of England set to face more serious limits to their freedom.Large swathes of the Midlands, North East and North West are in the most restrictive Tier 3, but London will be in Tier 2. | The Liverpool City Region's move into Tier 2 is vindication of the hard work, dedication and sacrifice shown by people across our region…
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China's Reaction to a US Unannounced Visit to Taiwan
Press TV | dissidentvoice.org | 2020-11-26
PressTV Interview — expanded transcript Background China has reacted strongly to a senior U-S 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 Taiwan and the US. The reaction came after the media …
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Can We Build a Progressive Future If We Dismiss a Large Part of the Working Class?
Jeff Klein | counterpunch.org | 2020-11-26
I'm happy to be retired. After decades working as a machinist in New England factories and shops, I can't say I miss having to clock into the job at 7am. I don't miss the sweaty, dirty and sometimes dangerous work I had to do. And even though I have been fortunate to have jobs mostly in places with collective bargaining agreements, I surely don't miss working in a hierarchical environment where bosses and supervisors still had too much power.
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Florida Sheriff's Target Schoolchildren as Future Criminals Based on Abuse History
Shani Saxon | zcomm.org | 2020-11-26
Former deputies told the news outlet that "they were ordered to harass people on the target list by visiting their homes repeatedly and looking for reasons to write tickets and make arrests. One in 10 of the people targeted have been teenagers."
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A U.S. Color Revolution 'Comes Home to Roost' in the 2020 Election
Max Parry | globalresearch.ca | 2020-11-26
It has been more than three weeks since election day and the incumbent U.S. president still has yet to concede defeat. Despite the media's distraction over the perspiration of his personal attorney during a bizarre press conference, the legal team …
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American in Transition: What's the Hurry?
Thomas Knapp | counterpunch.org | 2020-11-26
A November 23 headline at ABC News reads: "Joe Biden's presidential transition allowed to proceed after 16-day standoff." The 16 days in question, ABC tells us, are the 16 days since Biden "clinched the presidency." "Clinched the presidency" is ABC News-speak for "the media decided he won." In point of fact, the 2020 presidential election…
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Chicago area nursing home workers' strike
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2020-11-26
Chicago, IL – 700 nursing home workers who are members SEIU Health Care Illinois/Indiana (HCII) began a second #StrikeForOurLives on November 23. Strikers walked out at 11 Infinity nursing homes across the state of Illinois. Members of SEIU have been denied adequate staffing, PPE and hazard pay.
www.fightbacknews.org/2020/11/25/chicago…

COVID Economy: A Deliberate Disaster
Bruce Lesnick | zcomm.org | 2020-11-26
Five basic measures could have prevented — and still could greatly mitigate — the COVID economic nightmare in the US…
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Egyptian human-rights activist dies after contracting Covid-19
Alex MacDonald | middleeasteye.net | 2020-11-26
Egyptian human-rights activist dies after contracting Covid-19 | Hafez Abu Seada, co-founder of Egyptian Organisation for Human Rights, was diagnosed with coronavirus in mid-November | Alex MacDonald | Thu, 11/26/2020 – 16: 35 | Hafez Abu Seada and wife Nehad Abo El Komsan (Facebook) | Hafez Abu Seada, a leading Egyptian human-rights activist, has died after contracting Covid-19, his wife said on Thursday. | Sea…
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Thanksgiving Holiday With Food Not Bombs
Lynda Carson | indybay.org | 2020-11-26
People at People's Park in Berkeley, lined up to get a free meal from the wonderful folks at Food Not Bombs:…
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Sunday 11/29: Transforming Gratitude to Service of Others – Sunday Worship Online
Skyline Church | indybay.org | 2020-11-26
Online via Zoom…
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Thousands of US college students return home for Thanksgiving amid surging pandemic
wsws.org | 2020-11-26
After the disastrous reopening of campuses this fall led to hundreds of thousands of cases, countless college students are bringing the coronavirus home with them.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/11/26/thou…

Atlas Welcomes Killing Loved Ones With Covid as This May Be 'Their Final Thanksgiving'
Julia Conley, Common Dreams | indybay.org | 2020-11-26
Dr. Scott Atlas, a top White House coronavirus adviser, said that Americans should flout public health guidance and gather as normal for the holidays as this may be "the final Thanksgiving" for many. | Photo of Hoover Tower under Creative Commons via flicker. Scott Atlas is on leave from Stanford University's Hoover Institute while he serves under Trump.
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Thai protesters defy threat of draconian lèse-majesté law
wsws.org | 2020-11-26
Some 15,000 demonstrators joined the protest which was directed against the monarchy and the current King Maha Vajiralongkorn in particular, who has transferred crown assets worth an estimated $40 billion into his own hands.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/11/26/thai…

[rewind] The California Genocide No One Talks About
Editor | scheerpost.com | 2020-11-26
[Editors note: This edition of the Scheer Intelligence podcast was first broadcast in September, 2016. We are reposting here for Thanksgiving.] UCLA history professor Benjamin Madley's book An American Genocide: The United States and the California Catastrophe 1846-1873 details the killing of tens of thousands of Native Americans as the state was being settled in the 19th century. | Source…
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Can We Build a Progressive Future If We Dismiss a Large Part of the Working Class?
Jeff Klein | zcomm.org | 2020-11-26
It is hard to imagine a stable progressive future for our country with many millions of working-class Americans mobilized in angry opposition…
zcomm.org/znetarticle/can-we-build-a-pro…

Hundreds of Thousands of Students Traveled Home This Week Amid COVID Spike
Staff | truthout.org | 2020-11-26
After a fall spent studying on ghost-town campuses, hundreds of thousands of college students headed home this week — joining millions of travelers passing through airports and making pit stops in places they might not otherwise…
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UK Chancellor launches austerity offensive: "Our economic emergency has only just begun."
wsws.org | 2020-11-26
The cost of this unprecedented economic collapse will be paid in its entirety by the working class.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/11/26/suna…

Sunday 11/29: Activist Burnout Rx — Soothing the Changemaker Soul
XR SF Bay | indybay.org | 2020-11-26
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Galilee Blockade targets Allianz
Peter Boyle | greenleft.org.au | 2020-11-26
Coral Wynter reports on a campaign to pressure insurance company Allianz to withdraw all support for the controversial Adani-owned Carmichael coal mine.
greenleft.org.au/content/galilee-blockad…

World Economic Forum's 'Great Reset' Plan for Big Food Benefits Industry, Not People
Jeremy Loffredo | globalresearch.ca | 2020-11-26
The World Economic Forum's (WEF) The Great Reset includes a plan to transform the global food and agricultural industries and the human diet. The architects of the plan claim it will reduce food scarcity, hunger and disease, and even mitigate …
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Morocco says Bahrain will open consulate in Western Sahara
MEE and agencies | middleeasteye.net | 2020-11-26
Morocco says Bahrain will open consulate in Western Sahara | More than dozen African nations have opened consulates in Western Sahara as Rabat musters support for its control over area contested by Polisario | MEE and agencies | Thu, 11/26/2020 – 19: 55 | Decision to open consulate came after phone call between King Mohammed VI and King Hamad bin Isa al-Khalifa of Bahrain (AFP/File photo) | Bahrain will open…
www.middleeasteye.net/news/morocco-weste…

WA Labor slashes public housing
Pip Hinman | greenleft.org.au | 2020-11-26
The systematic running-down of public housing by governments over a few decades is not news. However, in Western Australia the situation has become particularly desperate, writes Sam Wainwright.
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Thursday 11/26: New Labor Movements: Movements I and II
McEvoy Foundation for the Arts | indybay.org | 2020-11-26
Online via Zoom; via McEvoy Foundation for the Arts…
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Bribery and Corruption in the Covid-19 Era
Kristina Pierce | globalresearch.ca | 2020-11-26
While the world is trying to limit the destruction caused by the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, we are only starting to understand its long-term effects on governments, economies, companies and individuals. The global crisis has exacerbated existing flaws at all levels, …
globalresearch.ca/increased-need-iso-370…

UK's Military Spending Boost Will Make the World More Dangerous
Andrew Smith | globalresearch.ca | 2020-11-26
'I have decided that the era of cutting our defence budget must end, and it ends now.' | These were the words of the Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, when he the biggest increase to the UK's military budget since the …
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How Americans can help the frontline workers battling Covid-19
Tom Conway | nationofchange.org | 2020-11-26
The pandemic highlighted the essential work that nursing home staff members perform–and the necessity of treating them as essential workers from now on.
nationofchange.org/2020/11/26/how-americ…

Selected Articles: Bribery and Corruption in the Covid-19 Era
Global Research News | globalresearch.ca | 2020-11-26
Bribery and Corruption in the Covid-19 Era | By Kristina Pierce, November 26 2020 | While the world is trying to limit the destruction caused by the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, we are only starting to understand its long-term effects on governments, | …
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On the Streets, In Union Halls, On the Frontlines: Have Guitar, Will Travel
Paul Haeder | dissidentvoice.org | 2020-11-26
Each couch by the street has a story I wonder what this one maybe Did they leave their home and move into a car Or find a sofa to sleep on at a friend's house Did they stay near, or go far away Disappear without a trace […] When they come to evict your neighbor, …
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Turkey: Leaders of 2016 coup receive multiple life sentences
MEE and agencies | middleeasteye.net | 2020-11-26
Turkey: Leaders of 2016 coup receive multiple life sentences | Verdicts are the culmination of a trial that began in August 2017 and involved a total of 475 suspects | MEE and agencies | Thu, 11/26/2020 – 10: 18 | More than 250 people were killed in Turkey on 15 July 2016 when rogue soldiers commandeered warplanes, helicopters and tanks (Reuters) | A Turkish court has jailed 337 people, including pilots and…
www.middleeasteye.net/news/turkey-coup-l…

Alan D. Blotcky | salon.com | 2020-11-26
So much went wrong in 2020. There has been death, suffering and immense anxiety. But our nation will be stronger…
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Education secretary Gavin Williamson broke the law when removing safeguards for children in care
Sophia Purdy-Moore | thecanary.co | 2020-11-26
In a landmark judgement on 24 November, the Court of Appeal unanimously agreed that the education secretary Gavin Williamson unlawfully introduced changes to children's social care legislation during the first wave of the coronavirus pandemic. | Statutory instrument 445: | On 23 April, proposed changes to remove or dilute legal safeguards protecting children in care ( statutory instrument number 445) were laid before parliament. The government didn't publicly consult any children in care, care-experienced people, or children's rights…
thecanary.co/uk/2020/11/26/education-sec…

Racist police killing in Brazil sparks protests, boycott & solidarity in US
Judi Cheng | liberationnews.org | 2020-11-26
According to the Black Coalition for Rights in Brazil, 75.5 percent of victims of police murder in Brazil are Black.
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Saudi women's rights activist Loujain al-Hathloul to face trial in a terrorism court
Peoples Dispatch | peoplesdispatch.org | 2020-11-26
Saudi Arabian women's rights activist Loujain al-Hathloul appeared in court and her body was shaking uncontrollably, her voice very soft and shaky, according to her sister…
peoplesdispatch.org/2020/11/26/saudi-wom…

Veteran anti-war activist warns that 'spycops' inquiry is unlikely to change anything
Tom Coburg | thecanary.co | 2020-11-26
The Covert Human Intelligence Sources (CHIS) Bill seeks to legalise the criminal activities of police, the security services and their sources. It is currently at the committee stage in the House of Lords. | Ironically, its passage also coincides with the Undercover Policing Inquiry (UCPI) which, after…
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"The Flight Attendant," Kaley Cuoco's new first class thriller, is a darkly satisfying ride
Melanie McFarland | salon.com | 2020-11-26
The star's next act brings out all of the qualities that made her "Big Bang Theory" character winning and adds bite…
salon.com/2020/11/26/the-flight-attendan…

Unions call for urgent action on delivery rider deaths
Peter Boyle | greenleft.org.au | 2020-11-26
The deaths of deaths of five food delivery riders in just two months prompted unions organise a vigil outside the Sydney HQ of Uber Eats, reports Jim McIlroy.
greenleft.org.au/content/unions-call-urg…

4 in 10 Americans Plan to Defy CDC Guidelines on Thanksgiving
Chris Walker | zcomm.org | 2020-11-26
As of Tuesday, more than 12.4 million Americans have been diagnosed with COVID-19 since the pandemic began, with close to 260,000 having died from the virus so far…
zcomm.org/znetarticle/4-in-10-americans-…

26 Activists Say Authors of Berkeley 5G Law had Major $ Conflicts
jenny miller | indybay.org | 2020-11-26
There has been immense opposition in Berkeley to the planned rollout of hundreds of 4G/5G "small" cell towers. Some community activists are now looking at the legal consultants hired to write Berkeley's laws, and wrote this letter to the City Council and city officials to protest the firm's conflict of interest.
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/11/25/1883865…

Millions strike in India
Peoples Dispatch | peoplesdispatch.org | 2020-11-26
More than 200 million workers and farmers went on a national strike in India protesting the anti-people policies of the central government run by the far-right Bharatiya Janata Party.
peoplesdispatch.org/2020/11/26/millions-…

Chicago area nursing home workers' strike
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2020-11-26
Chicago, IL – 700 nursing home workers who are members SEIU Health Care Illinois/Indiana (HCII) began a second #StrikeForOurLives on November 23. Strikers walked out at 11 Infinity nursing homes across the state of Illinois. Members of SEIU have been denied adequate staffing, PPE and hazard pay.
fightbacknews.org/2020/11/25/chicago-are…

Pompeo Spells Out the New Normal: All Criticism of Israel is "antisemitic"
Jonathan Cook | dissidentvoice.org | 2020-11-26
It is tempting to dismiss last week's statements by Mike Pompeo, the US secretary of state, equating anti-Zionism with antisemitism and suggesting the global movement to boycott Israel is driven by hatred of Jews, as the last gasp of a dying administration. But that would be foolhardy. Pompeo's decision to label all but the most tepid …
dissidentvoice.org/2020/11/pompeo-spells…

Thailand: Anti-Government Mobs Use Violence to Attack Fellow Protesters
Anthony Cartalucci | thealtworld.com | 2020-11-26
Just as US-backed anti-government protesters were dispersing from in front of Siam Commerical Bank's (SCB) headquarters in Bangkok last night — armed men who belonged to the protest's "guards" attacked fellow guards. | The suspects and victims were from opposing vocational schools notorious for their violent rivalries. | Bangkok Post in its article, "Rival students blamed for shooting near protest rally site," would report: The shooting heard after the pro…
thealtworld.com/anthony_cartalucci/thail…

UK Military's Overseas Base Network Involves 145 Sites in 42 Countries. Encircling China? Global Military Presence
Phil Miller | globalresearch.ca | 2020-11-26
The size of this global military presence is far larger than previously thought and is likely …
globalresearch.ca/uk-military-overseas-b…

Thomas Sankara: An icon of revolution
Yanis Iqbal | mronline.org | 2020-11-26
October 15 was the 33rd anniversary of Thomas Sankara's death. On this day, he was murdered by imperialist forces at the tender age of 37.
mronline.org/2020/11/26/thomas-sankara-a…

At the UN, Italy Abstains on Nazism
Manlio Dinucci | globalresearch.ca | 2020-11-26
The political significance of this vote is clear: NATO members and partners boycotted the Resolution which, first of all, calls into question Ukraine without naming it, whose neo-Nazi movements have been and are used by NATO for strategic purposes….
globalresearch.ca/un-italy-abstains-nazi…

Toward Global Sharing
Adam W. Parsons | dissidentvoice.org | 2020-11-26
Since the onset of the global pandemic, the idea of a universal basic income has rightly received high-level political attention–not only within individual countries (such as here in the UK where it was at least debated by Parliament back in March), but also on the international level as endorsed by the United Nations. Never has …
dissidentvoice.org/2020/11/toward-global…

Victoria's new housing program falls short
Pip Hinman | greenleft.org.au | 2020-11-26
Public housing activist Jacob Andrewartha reports on concerns that state funding for new public, as distinct from social, housing have not been included in the Victorian government's housing plan.
greenleft.org.au/content/victorias-new-h…

French National Assembly adopts "global security" ban on filming of police
wsws.org | 2020-11-26
The "global security" law threatens fundamental, constitutionally-protected rights and establishes the effective framework of a permanent, fascistic police state.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/11/26/fran…

What the COVID Vaccine Hype Fails to Mention
Dr. Gilbert Berdine | globalresearch.ca | 2020-11-26
Pfizer recently announced that its covid vaccine was more than 90 percent "effective" at preventing covid-19. Shortly after this announcement, Moderna announced that its covid vaccine was 94.5 percent "effective" at preventing covid-19. Unlike the flu vaccine, which is one …
globalresearch.ca/what-covid-vaccine-hyp…

Colombian social leader Julián Gil released after 900 days unjustly held in prison
Peoples Dispatch | peoplesdispatch.org | 2020-11-26
"This is a victory of people's movements," declared Julián Gil as he left the prison and was greeted by dozens of family members, friends as well as militants and leaders of his organization Congreso de los Pueblos (the People's Congress). Gil, who worked as the technical secretary of the organization was arrested 902 days ago outside the organization's office and falsely accused of having participated in and planned acts of terrorism. | On Tuesday November 24, the Specialized Judge of Cundinamarca absolved Gil of all charges and declared that he should be released immediately. Gil had been accused of rebellion a…
peoplesdispatch.org/2020/11/26/colombian…

Can We Build a Progressive Future If We Dismiss a Large Part of the Working Class?
Jeff Klein | counterpunch.org | 2020-11-26
I'm happy to be retired. After decades working as a machinist in New England factories and shops, I can't say I miss having to clock into the job at 7am. I don't miss the sweaty, dirty and sometimes dangerous work I had to do. And even though I have been fortunate to have jobs mostly in places with collective bargaining agreements, I surely don't miss working in a hierarchical environment where bosses and supervisors still had too much power.
counterpunch.org/2020/11/26/can-we-build…

A history of the Earth
John Scales Avery | nationofchange.org | 2020-11-26
On our small but beautiful earth, made small by technology, made beautiful by nature, there is room for one group only: the family of humankind.
nationofchange.org/2020/11/25/a-history-…

The Last, Best Chance to Save the Northern Rockies
Mike Bader | counterpunch.org | 2020-11-26
In these times of turmoil, Americans are flocking to our public parks, forests and rivers like never before. We are quite literally seeking shelter from the storm where we can socially distance and have our spirits regenerated by the solace and beauty of wild nature. It should therefore come as no surprise that Americans overwhelmingly…
counterpunch.org/2020/11/26/the-last-bes…

Foreign Secretary defends aid cut and outlines priorities in 'British interests'
The Canary | thecanary.co | 2020-11-26
Dominic Raab has denied the Government is "salami slicing" all parts of the UK's overseas aid spending as he outlined the priorities for the slashed budget.The foreign secretary said the long-term strategic aims of the country's international work will be based on "our values and grounded in the British national interests".Raab listed his top five priorities for what is left of the budget. They are tackling climate change, Covid-19, girls' education, conflict resolution and expanding in-house management of aid delivery "in order to increase the impact that our policy interventions have on the ground".Foreign Offi…
thecanary.co/uk/2020/11/26/foreign-secre…

Australia's federal court endorses 'academic cancel culture', by Tim Anderson
Tim Anderson | thealtworld.com | 2020-11-26
Statement in response to the Federal Court decision in NTEU and Anderson vs University of Sydney and others (attached below), 26 November 2020. | In a case brought against the University of Sydney by the National Tertiary Education Union of Australia (NTEU) and myself the Federal Court has decided to endorse 'academic cancel culture' where, after trolling by outside lobbies, university managers can give secret directions to academics to withdraw or modify not only their public comments but also their teaching and research materials. | Academic cancel culture works this way: (1) powerful lobbies use media allies t…
thealtworld.com/tim_anderson/australias-…

Famed Turkish pianist, composer Timur Selàßuk dies at 74
wsws.org | 2020-11-26
Selàßuk was a prominent example of the layer of Turkish intellectuals who turned to the working class amid the political radicalization and social struggles of the 1970s.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/11/26/selc…

The Heat: Crisis in Afghanistan
Anand Naidoo | america.cgtn.com | 2020-11-26
International donors pledge billions of dollars in aid to Afghanistan, but there's a catch.
america.cgtn.com/2020/11/26/the-heat-cri…

Greek working class unites, strikes for health, safety and rights amid COVID-19
Peoples Dispatch | peoplesdispatch.org | 2020-11-26
Workers, teachers, doctors, students and youth groups in Greece observed a nationwide general strike on November 26, putting forward a set of urgent demands in sectors including health care, education, public transport, and other areas of employment…
peoplesdispatch.org/2020/11/26/greek-wor…

The Collapse of the Cuomosexual
Alexis Grenell | thenation.com | 2020-11-26
The Collapse of the Cuomosexual…
thenation.com/article/politics/the-colla…

Tens of thousands of farm-raised salmon escape into wild
Marlee Kokotovic | nationofchange.org | 2020-11-26
The question is… will this affect the Tasmanian ecosystem?
nationofchange.org/2020/11/26/tens-of-th…

Bolivia – the left returns to power
Otto Koenig and Richard Detje | indybay.org | 2020-11-26
The Bolivian people have proven that reason, dignity and fighting spirit cannot be suppressed either by a military coup or by government repression. The election result has implications not only for Bolivia, where it is an important step towards the restoration of democracy, but for the entire Latin American region in terms of democracy, national independence and economic and social progress.
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/11/25/1883865…

Tuesday 12/1: Abolition Then and Now: Robin D. G. Kelley and Isaac Julien
McEvoy Foundation for the Arts | indybay.org | 2020-11-26
Online via Zoom; via McEvoy Foundation for the Arts…
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/11/24/1883865…

Wednesday 11/25: Shut Down KKR Digital Day of Action — Divest from the Coastal GasLink pipeline
Wet'suwet'en land defenders | indybay.org | 2020-11-26
Call, email and tweet at KKR all day on Wednesday. Let them know that their investment in the Coastal GasLink pipeline project is not a good one. KKR should divest now! | San Francisco: (415) 315-3620 | Investor-Relations@kkr.com | twitter.com/KKR_Co | [more contact info below]…
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/11/24/1883865…

Global HIV toll likely to be far higher owing to COVID-19, warns UNAIDS
news.un.org | 2020-11-26
Countries should adopt ambitious new targets to tackle HIV / AIDS to avoid hundreds of thousands of additional infections and deaths linked to the COVID-19 pandemic, the UN said on Thursday.
news.un.org/feed/view/en/story/2020/11/1…

Rewarding outreach and awarding excellence: Education news from Imperial
imperial.ac.uk | 2020-11-26
Here's a round up of education updates from across Imperial.
imperial.ac.uk/news/209134/rewarding-outreach-awarding-excellence-education-news

Address water scarcity 'immediately and boldly', urges UN agriculture agency chief
news.un.org | 2020-11-26
More than three billion people live in agricultural areas with high levels of water shortages and scarcity, the UN agriculture agency said in a new report launched on Wednesday.
news.un.org/feed/view/en/story/2020/11/1…

The Rain on Our Yes-We-Now-Have-a-Vaccine! Parade
Sam Pizzigati | zcomm.org | 2020-11-26
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…
zcomm.org/znetarticle/the-rain-on-our-ye…

How a Grassroots Movement is Building Political Power: Notes From Richmond, California
Mike Parker | counterpunch.org | 2020-11-26
In California, the Richmond Progressive Alliance won a stunning victory in this month's local elections. Richmond is a working class city of 110,000, 80 percent people of color, north of Oakland on the San Francisco Bay. It is home to a major Chevron refinery that has been the focus of political battles about Chevron's pollution, Chevron's…
counterpunch.org/2020/11/26/how-a-grassr…

Real-world neuroscience experiments show diversity in learning new motor skills
imperial.ac.uk | 2020-11-26
Researchers at Imperial College London have shown how the whole body changes while learning new movement-based skills.
imperial.ac.uk/news/209293/real-world-neuroscience-experiments-show-diversity-learning

Qatar to invest billions of dollars in Turkey amid currency crisis
Ragip Soylu | middleeasteye.net | 2020-11-26
Qatar to invest billions of dollars in Turkey amid currency crisis | Doha government will purchase a mall and shares of Istanbul stock exchange amid a deep currency crisis in Turkey | Ragip Soylu | Thu, 11/26/2020 – 14: 01 | Qatari Emir Al Thani and Turkish President Erdogan pose for cameras in Ankara on 26 November, 2020 before a bilateral meeting (Turkish Presidency/Supplied) | The Qatari government has signed new i…
www.middleeasteye.net/news/turkey-qatar-…

Greenhouse gases set new record, despite COVID-19 lockdown
Ian Angus | mronline.org | 2020-11-26
Top meteorologist: only a complete transformation of our industrial, energy and transport systems can stop climate change.
mronline.org/2020/11/26/greenhouse-gases…

Bourgeois Democracy: Tyranny of the Minority
DLI | indybay.org | 2020-11-26
The Nov. 3 Presidential election came close to being a third time that a minority-elected candidate got selected as the White House Occupant. Had 200,000 more ballots–less than 1/5 of 1% of total U.S. votes cast–in Michigan and Pennsylvania been cast in T-Rump's favor, the U.S. would have witnessed an absurd Tyranny of a Minority for the third time in the last 20 years. Only in the "Corporate-bin-Laden" media cocoon would the U.S. electoral system be deemed as the " beacon of democracy."
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/11/25/1883865…

In Remembrance of Mark Anthony Rolo
Bill Lueders | progressive.org | 2020-11-26
The late, great Native American writer from Wisconsin always found a reason to give thanks.
progressive.org/dispatches/remembrance-m…

Monday 11/30: Bakanal De Afrique (Bda) Festival
Afro Urban Society | indybay.org | 2020-11-26
San Francisco…
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/11/26/1883866…

A Trojan Horse? PathCheck's Contact Tracing App Coming to Minnesota and the World
Raul Diego | mintpressnews.com | 2020-11-25
Another contact tracing app is being rolled out in the state of Minnesota. This brought to you by MIT Media Lab spinoff PathCheck, who intends to be the global leader of "precision medicine" for minorities.
mintpressnews.com/pathcheck-contact-trac…

Barbara Ransby & David Sirota Warn of Close Links Between Biden's Cabinet Picks & Corporate Power
Staff | democracynow.org | 2020-11-25
President-elect Joe Biden declared "America is back" this week as he revealed some of the people who will staff his administration in key national security posts, vowing to roll back Donald Trump's "America First" foreign policy and embrace multilateralism. Among his picks are longtime adviser Tony Blinken for secretary of state, diplomatic veteran Linda Thomas-Greenfield as ambassador to the United Nations, and former Secretary of State John Kerry for a new Cabinet post as climate czar. Historian, author and activist Barbara Ransby says Biden's picks so far mostly come from the centrist establishment of the Demo…
www.democracynow.org/2020/11/25/biden_ca…

Indigenous Groups Vow to Keep Resisting as Construction Is Approved for Enbridge Tar Sands Pipeline
Staff | democracynow.org | 2020-11-25
A massive fight is brewing in Minnesota against the Enbridge Line 3 pipeline after the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers approved a permit for the project this week. After years of resistance, pipeline construction is now set to begin by the end of the month despite the concerns of Indigenous communities, who say it would violate tribal sovereignty and contaminate the land and water. The controversial proposed pipeline would carry tar sands oil from Alberta, Canada, to a terminal in Superior, Wisconsin, cutting through Indigenous territory in Minnesota and running under more than 200 streams. Construction could also b…
www.democracynow.org/2020/11/25/enbridge…

Video: Yemeni Houthis New Generation Quds-2 Cruise Missile Strike against Saudi Arabia
South Front | globalresearch.ca | 2020-11-25
The Yemeni Houthis have fired their new cruise missile, the Quds-2, at a Saudi Aramco oil company distribution station in the kingdom's city of Jeddah, the group's media news wing announced early on November 23. A spokesperson for the Armed …
globalresearch.ca/video-yemeni-houthis-n…

Why imperialism is obsolete in Latin America
Vijay Prashad | mronline.org | 2020-11-25
An interview with Jorge Arreaza, foreign minister of Venezuela.
mronline.org/2020/11/25/why-imperialism-…

Liberals Economists and Corporations: an Interview with Evan Jones
Russell Mokhiber | counterpunch.org | 2020-11-25
In the academic discussion of liberalism, the corporation is generally ignored. The character of the corporation is rarely up for discussion. It's completely absent in the entire economics profession. In political science, it is generally ignored. That's the take of Evan Jones of the University of Sydney Department of Political Economy. Why do liberals in…
counterpunch.org/2020/11/25/liberals-eco…

What President Biden Won't Touch: Foreign Policy, Sacred Cows, and the U.S. Military
Danny Sjursen | counterpunch.org | 2020-11-25
In this mystifying moment,…
counterpunch.org/2020/11/25/what-preside…

Amazon announces the opening of its online pharmacy
wsws.org | 2020-11-25
Amazon's entry into the pharmaceutical industry underscores the conglomerate's accelerating domination over sector after sector of the US and global economy.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/11/25/amaz…

CIA Partners With Google, Amazon And IBM
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2020-11-25
AWS currently holds the sole contract to provide cloud computing services to a number of intelligence agencies, including the FBI and the NSA. That contract is set to expire in 2023 and this new award — managed by the CIA — will further weaken Amazon's once privileged position in the federal money sweepstakes, which had already taken a hard hit when Microsoft was unexpectedly chosen over Bezos' company for the Department of Defense's own cloud services contract for the Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure (JEDI) program.
popularresistance.org/cia-partners-with-…

Like a Rocket in the Garden: The Unending War in Afghanistan
Kathy Kelly | progressive.org | 2020-11-25
People in the United States continue to pretend that the despair and futility we've caused isn't our fault.
progressive.org/dispatches/unending-war-…

The Unending War in Afghanistan Is America's Shame
Kathy Kelly | commondreams.org | 2020-11-25
People in the United States continue to pretend that the despair and futility we've caused isn't our fault. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
commondreams.org/views/2020/11/25/unendi…

Israeli soldiers attack medics treating injured Palestinian in Jordan Valley
Akram Al-Waara | middleeasteye.net | 2020-11-25
Israeli soldiers attack medics treating injured Palestinian in Jordan Valley | The disturbing video footage of the attack went viral on Palestinian social media overnight, sparking an uproar by human rights advocates | Akram Al-Waara | Wed, 11/25/2020 – 14: 03 | "> | An Israeli soldier fires teargas against Palestinian protesters during a protest against Jewish settlements on 24 Nove…
www.middleeasteye.net/news/israel-palest…

Venezuela prepares for parliamentary elections
Peoples Dispatch | peoplesdispatch.org | 2020-11-25
On December 6, over 20 million Venezuelans will go to the polls to elect 277 representatives of the National Assembly for the period 2021-2026. According to the National Electoral Council (CNE) of Venezuela, 14,400 candidates from 107 political parties are contesting in the parliamentary elections. | The upcoming electoral process is crucial because it is a constitutional and peaceful solution to the political crisis generated, in January 2019, by the US-backed right-wing opposition leader and self-proclaimed "interim president" of Venezuela Juan Guaidó. The far-right parties supporting Guaidó have decided not to…
peoplesdispatch.org/2020/11/25/venezuela…

Colombians call for human rights, peace
Pip Hinman | greenleft.org.au | 2020-11-25
Human rights activists gathered to denounce the ongoing massacres and killings of social leaders in Colombia on November 21, reports Fred Fuentes.
greenleft.org.au/content/colombians-call…

Venezuela: Guaido Calls for Regime Change 'Bipartisan Support'
Ricardo Vaz | venezuelanalysis.com | 2020-11-25
The opposition leader has called for a "popular consultation" and boycotted upcoming legislative elections.
venezuelanalysis.com/news/15058

Skewed Responsibility: Australian War Crimes in Afghanistan
Binoy Kampmark | counterpunch.org | 2020-11-25
The Inspector-General of the Australian Defence Force Afghanistan Inquiry was always going to make for a gruesome read — and that was only the redacted version. The findings of the four-year investigation, led by New South Wales Court of Appeal Justice and Army Reserve Major-General Paul Brereton, point to "credible evidence" that 39 Afghan non-combatants…
counterpunch.org/2020/11/25/skewed-respo…

The US Still Penalizes Thousands of Veterans
Howard Lisnoff | counterpunch.org | 2020-11-25
The military has a very long history of denying veterans' benefits to soldiers. From a high of veterans granted benefits through the GI bill following World War II, the number of veterans who have been denied benefits beginning during the Vietnam War accelerated and reached new highs during…
counterpunch.org/2020/11/25/the-us-still…

Victory for Tribes, Waterways, and Planet as Pebble Mine Denied Permit
Andrea Germanos, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2020-11-25
"Sometimes a project is so bad, so indefensible, that the politics fall to the wayside and we get the right decision." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
commondreams.org/news/2020/11/25/victory…

Assange's life in danger as major COVID-19 outbreak hits Belmarsh Prison
wsws.org | 2020-11-25
Assange's partner Stella Moris has reported a mass outbreak in the house block where the WikiLeaks founder is imprisoned, with 56 prisoners and staff testing positive to the coronavirus.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/11/25/assa…

Keep Calm and Just Die
Lee Camp | counterpunch.org | 2020-11-25
The government in England has ordered schools not to use resources and materials from organizations that have expressed any desire to end capitalism. There are several different ways one can think about this, but I believe the best may be to envision a government ordering its teachers to never inform someone on fire that they may want…
counterpunch.org/2020/11/25/keep-calm-ju…

Spain's PSOE-Podemos government builds migrant concentration camps on Canary Islands
wsws.org | 2020-11-25
Like Syriza in Greece, the "left populist" Podemos party is supporting the building of mass internment camps to imprison thousands of refugees.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/11/25/spai…

Biden's Victory Does Not Guarantee a Progressive Agenda. We Must Fight for It
Prof. Marjorie Cohn | globalresearch.ca | 2020-11-25
Joe Biden's victory over Donald Trump is monumental. After four years of nonstop cruelty against workers, the poor, people of color, women, LBGTQ folks, immigrants, Muslims, the environment, the climate, and the foreign victims of Trump's bombs, we can …
globalresearch.ca/biden-victory-does-not…

Return of Great Game in Post-Soviet Central Asia
M. K. Bhadrakumar | globalresearch.ca | 2020-11-25
The recent Issue Brief by the US-China Economic and Security Review Commission entitled The Shanghai Cooperation Organization: A Testbed for Chinese Power Projection takes a close look at the Chinese security footprint in Central Asia and its political dimensions. A …
globalresearch.ca/return-great-game-post…

Israeli Army Says Held Drills Near Border With Gaza Strip
sputniknews.com | 2020-11-25
TEL AVIV (Sputnik) — The Israel Defense Forces (IDF) said that they held a military exercise near the border with the Gaza Strip involving the Gaza Division, as well as units of the Air and Space Force, Navy, Cyber Defense and intelligence.
sputniknews.com/middleeast/2020112510812…

UN report finds Gaza suffered $16.7 billion loss from siege and occupation
news.un.org | 2020-11-25
Israel's military operations and prolonged closure of Gaza, has caused economic damage of $16.7 billion between 2007 and 2018, driving the poverty rate up almost fourfold compared to what it might have otherwise been, the UN trade and development agency UNCTAD said in a report published on Wednesday.
news.un.org/feed/view/en/story/2020/11/1…

Neoliberal Janet Yellen: Biden/Harris Regime's Choice for Treasury Secretary
Stephen Lendman | globalresearch.ca | 2020-11-25
In response to her selection, the Dow topped 30,000 for the first time in market history. | The disconnect between equity prices and Main Street reality is stark. | Since valuations plunged last winter, they've gone hyperbolic to record or near-record highs….
globalresearch.ca/neoliberal-janet-yelle…

Beyond Orwell and Huxley: Brave New World Unfolding? Compulsory Vaccination, Digital Passports?
Stephen Lendman | globalresearch.ca | 2020-11-25
Today's brave new world may be heading in directions beyond what Orwell and Huxley imagined. | It's facilitated by made-in-the USA covid and economic collapse. | For ordinary Americans, it created worse hard times than during the Great Depression. | It's facilitating the …
globalresearch.ca/beyond-orwell-and-huxl…

Biggest Trade Deal in History Excludes United States
_____ | strategic-culture.org | 2020-11-25
Anya PARAMPIL | Red Lines host Anya Parampil speaks with Beijing-based journalist Ian Goodrum about the recent signing of the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership in Asia. | thegrayzone.com
strategic-culture.org/news/2020/11/25/bi…

Crying wolf on election fraud is OK at NYT–if targets are official enemies
Alan MacLeod | mronline.org | 2020-11-25
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 U.S. (e.g., Salon, 11/11/20; Washington Post, 11/12/20; Guardian, 11/13/20; New Republic, 11/13/20).
mronline.org/2020/11/25/crying-wolf-on-e…

"Superheroes" and "Nice" Guys: Coverage of Biden's Hawkish Cabinet Picks is Predictably Lacking
Alan Macleod | mintpressnews.com | 2020-11-25
Just as they failed to hold power to account in the run-up to the disastrous wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, corporate media is refusing to ask the hard questions about Biden's hawkish cabinet picks.
mintpressnews.com/media-coverage-of-bide…

Australia's war crimes in Afghanistan protested
Peter Boyle | greenleft.org.au | 2020-11-25
A snap protest on November 23 outside the Australian Department of Defence offices called for the total withdrawal of troops to Afghanistan, reports Peter Boyle.
greenleft.org.au/content/australias-war-…

Australia's war crimes in Afghanistan protested
Peter Boyle | greenleft.org.au | 2020-11-25
A snap protest outside Australian Department of Defence offices called for the total withdrawal of troops to Afghanistan, reports Peter Boyle.
greenleft.org.au/content/australias-war-…

People Are Rising Up Against The Elites, So Should We
Margaret Flowers | dissidentvoice.org | 2020-11-25
Protest in Peru: The people demand neither corruption or exploitation 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. …
dissidentvoice.org/2020/11/people-are-ri…

Behind the US Treasury vs. Federal Reserve 'Rift'. Just What is the $455 Billion?
Dr. Jack Rasmus | globalresearch.ca | 2020-11-25
This past week the US Treasury and the US Federal Reserve Bank engaged in a rare public disagreement. US Treasury Secretary, Mnuchin, in a letter to Jerome Powell, chair of the Federal Reserve, last week directed the Fed to …
globalresearch.ca/behind-us-treasury-vs-…

The Post Covid World, The WEF's Diabolical Project: "Resetting the Future of Work Agenda" — After "The Great Reset". A Horrifying Future
Peter Koenig | globalresearch.ca | 2020-11-25
They call "Resetting the Future" a White Paper, meaning it's not quite a final version. It is a draft of sorts, a trial balloon, to measure people's reactions. It reads like an executioner's tale.
globalresearch.ca/world-economic-forum-s…

Hey Joe, Where You Going With That Pentagon in Your Hands?
Norman Solomon | counterpunch.org | 2020-11-25
By all accounts, the frontrunner to be Joe Biden's pick for Secretary of Defense is Michèle Flournoy. It's a prospect that should do more than set off alarm bells — it should be understood as a scenario for the president-elect to stick his middle fingers in the eyes of Americans who are fed up with endless war…
counterpunch.org/2020/11/25/hey-joe-wher…

Diego Maradona: Comrade of the Global South
Dave Zirin | thenation.com | 2020-11-25
Diego Maradona: Comrade of the Global South…
thenation.com/article/society/diego-mara…

10 organizations honoring Native peoples' history and future on Thanksgiving
Food Tank | nationofchange.org | 2020-11-25
Food Tank is standing with and highlighting organizations renouncing the traditional story of Thanksgiving and honoring Indigenous communities.
nationofchange.org/2020/11/25/10-organiz…

With Brutal Memories of Standing Rock, Stop Line 3 Campaigners Wary of Rule Barring 'Counterinsurgency Tactics'
Brett Wilkins, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2020-11-25
"I've been followed for hundreds of miles along the line by different trucks," said one Indigenous organizer. "I don't know if that's counterinsurgency, but it's certainly surveillance." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
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Indigenous Slavery and the Thanksgiving Difference
Tiya Miles | splcenter.org | 2020-11-25
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Indigenous Activists Are Occupying The Hamptons Until Thanksgiving
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2020-11-25
Between the Atlantic Ocean and the Peconic Bay of Long Island, there is an isthmus known as Canoe Place. Thousands of years ago, the land was where the native Shinnecock tribe carried their canoes during travel. Today, the territory is surrounded by the glitzy luxury housing of the Hamptons. It is also the site of Sovereignty Camp 2020, where Indigenous Shinnecock activists have been demanding justice for their people since the beginning of November. | The occupation is being led by the Warriors of the Sunrise, a group made up mostly of Shinnecock elders who are affectionately known by their community as "the Gra…
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350 US Supports Demands for Indigenous Sovereignty
commondreams.org | 2020-11-25
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UK mother whose children all contracted COVID-19 speaks out to demand school closures: "I agree you must close schools and universities to save lives"
wsws.org | 2020-11-25
World Socialist Web Site reporters spoke to Linda, a parent of three school children, who all tested positive for coronavirus at the end of October.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/11/25/inli…

Creeping fascism after the U.S. election: Trump's march to Gilead
Eds. | mronline.org | 2020-11-25
Phil Hearse responds to socialist critics of the creeping fascism thesis who put their faith in parliamentary democracy and liberals like Joe Biden.
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The "Zero-Covid" campaign by Britain's pseudo-left: a political cover for Labour and the TUC's back-to-work drive
wsws.org | 2020-11-25
The Socialist Campaign Group of Labour MPs around Corbyn finally, in August, announced its support for a Zero-Covid policy, but its statement was careful to make clear that the measures proposed were in the best interests of capital.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/11/25/couk…

Historians challenge false narrative behind St. Louis 'Victims of Communism' resolution
Special to People's World | peoplesworld.org | 2020-11-25
ST. LOUIS–The Board of Aldermen in the city of St. Louis recently passed a resolution allegedly honoring so-called "victims of communism." As has been the case in other localities where similar resolutions and statements have been passed, the real goal has been to attack and undermine the grassroots coalition work carried out by communists, socialists, …
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Cuba Successfully Halts Its COVID-19 Outbreak: A Reflection of the Socialist Revolution and the Legacy of Fidel Castro's Vision of Health Care
Dr. Birsen Filip | globalresearch.ca | 2020-11-25
'Private medicine grants privileges to those who have money to the detriment of those who do not have it and nothing could be more inhumane than that. It is unbelievable that rich societies that apply this and many other similar …
globalresearch.ca/cuba-halts-covid-19-ou…

Sunday 11/29: Transforming Gratitude to Service of Others – Sunday Worship Online
Skyline Church | indybay.org | 2020-11-25
Online via Zoom…
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As Palestinian Refugees Face Severe Crisis, Canada Must Show Support for UNRWA
CFJPIME | globalresearch.ca | 2020-11-25
Canadians for Justice and Peace in the Middle East (CJPME) and the Coalition of Canadian Palestinian Organizations (CCPO) are urging the Canadian government to take action in response to the crisis facing the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for …
globalresearch.ca/palestinian-refugees-f…

'Essential' workers? Companies more interested in protecting profits than people
Mark Gruenberg | peoplesworld.org | 2020-11-25
WASHINGTON–Three front-line workers whose lives and livelihoods are under constant pressure from the threat of the coronavirus pandemic say their employers–a grocery chain and an acute-care facility–first hailed them as "essential" and treated them well. But after an initial burst of recognition, the companies are now more interested in profits than in people. But in …
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Living with addiction and COVID-19 — a WW commentary
Princess Harmony | workers.org | 2020-11-25
In the countrywide COVID-19 epidemic, it is easy to forget that the most vulnerable among us include those with opioid addictions who use the medications methadone (Diskets, Methadose) and buprenorphine (Suboxone, Subutex, Sublocade, Zubsolv, Bunavail). These people, who are reliant on constant and steady dosing of their medicines to stave . . . | Continue reading Living with addiction and COVID-19 — a WW commentary at Workers.org
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Southwest Airlines gives ultimatum to workers: wage cuts or furloughs in 2021
wsws.org | 2020-11-25
Southwest Airlines is demanding a 10 percent pay cut as US air carriers that received a $25 billion bailout cut costs in order to boost profits.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/11/25/swes…

Ethiopia: Death and Despair as Divisions Erupt Into Violent Conflict
Graham Peebles | dissidentvoice.org | 2020-11-25
Grandmothers carrying babies, mothers, children, men young and old with nothing but the clothes on their backs are fleeing fighting in northern Ethiopia and making their way to Sudan, where emergency camps await them; according to the UNHCR 5,000 a day are making the journey. Ethiopians are killing one another in the Tigray region of …
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Labour briefing the Sun drags Keir Starmer's week to a new low
Steve Topple | thecanary.co | 2020-11-25
Just when you think Keir Starmer's Labour couldn't sink any lower — it does. Because aside from the party actively shutting down its left wing, now it's also anonymously briefing the Sun. Tony Blair: can you hold Starmer's pint, please? | Everybody out: | It's been quite a week in the Labour Party. On Monday 23 November, left-wing members of Labour's National Executive Committee (NEC) did a digital walk-out during a meeting. This was over several things. Fir…
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The Vicious Circle of Violence and Obedience: Exercise the Right to Individual and Collective Resistance!
Dr. Rudolf Hà§nsel | globalresearch.ca | 2020-11-25
Throughout the history of mankind, the citizens of a people have had to courageously oppose tyrants of all stripes in order to fight for the freedom they deserve and not to be subjugated. Friedrich Schiller showed us this struggle for …
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Facing Holiday Rush, Frontlines Retail Workers Urge Billionaire Bosses to Share the Wealth
Chuck Collins | zcomm.org | 2020-11-25
Sign up for our weekly newsletter- the latest horror, humor, and hope around economic inequality in your inbox every Monday. | This essential workforce is hustling to help holiday shoppers while also organizing for hazard pay and other Covid-19 protections…
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Knitting Nannas against gas call for 'zombie' PELs to be cancelled
Pip Hinman | greenleft.org.au | 2020-11-25
Sydney Knitting Nannas are calling on NSW MPs to support a bid to outlaw gas licences that have expired, reports Pip Hinman.
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Turkey: Erdogan demands legal probe into calls for release of Kurdish leader
Ragip Soylu | middleeasteye.net | 2020-11-25
Turkey: Erdogan demands legal probe into calls for release of Kurdish leader | Angry president attacked former ally Bulent Arinc, who resigned after asking that political prisoners, including Selahattin Demirtas, be freed | Ragip Soylu | Wed, 11/25/2020 – 11: 26 | Erdogan addressed his ruling AK Party group at the Turkish parliament on 25 November 2020 (Turkish Presidency) | In a fiery speech on Wednesday, Turkish Pre…
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Trump cancels trip to GOP fraud "hearing" at Pennsylvania Wyndham after Giuliani exposed to COVID-19
Igor Derysh | salon.com | 2020-11-25
The campaign said similar "hearings" were planned in Michigan and Arizona, but that was news to GOP officials there…
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How Many Syrians Did You Vote to Kill?
James Bovard | counterpunch.org | 2020-11-25
How many Syrians did you vote to kill on Election Day? Thanks to our perverse political system, the answer will be revealed over the next four years if the Biden administration drags the U.S. back into the Syrian Civil War. But there are steps that Trump can take in his final months in office to…
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'Faint and shaky' Loujain al-Hathloul transferred to Saudi terrorism court
MEE and agencies | middleeasteye.net | 2020-11-25
'Faint and shaky' Loujain al-Hathloul transferred to Saudi terrorism court | Family warns that women's rights activist looks visibly weak after more than two years in jail | MEE and agencies | Wed, 11/25/2020 – 16: 33 | Undated photograph released on 6 August 2019 on Facebook page of Saudi activist Loujain al-Hathloul shows her at undisclosed location (AFP) | Imprisoned Saudi women's rights activist Loujain…
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Why are the Free Traders All Protectionists? Vaccines and Sharing Knowledge (Fun for Thanksgiving)
Dean Baker | cepr.net | 2020-11-25
After having Donald Trump in the White House for four years, we have gotten used to being lied to by people in high positions. Trump and his top staff have no qualms about telling us night is day, black is white, and two plus two equals five. But we expect better from Team Reality: you …
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[Special] People's mobilization in Latin America, from the vision of the ELN
Peoples Dispatch | peoplesdispatch.org | 2020-11-25
Peoples Dispatch and other media projects carried out an exclusive interview with Antonio García, military chief and member of the Central Command of the National Liberation Army (ELN).
peoplesdispatch.org/2020/11/25/special-p…

A Dangerous New Chapter of the Pandemic
Andrea Arroyo, Edel Rodriguez, Tjeerd Royaards | thenation.com | 2020-11-25
Andrea Arroyo, Edel Rodriguez, Tjeerd Royaards A Dangerous New Chapter of the Pandemic…
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Khaf-Herat railway to come on stream in few weeks: Roads min
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2020-11-25
TEHRAN, Nov. 25 (MNA) — Iranian Minister of Roads and Urban Development said that Khaf-Herat railway between Iran and Afghanistan will become operational before the termination of the Iranian month of Azar (Dec. 20).
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As virus surges in North Dakota, Fargo food distribution workers strike over lack of COVID-19 protections
wsws.org | 2020-11-25
Workers at the Cash-Wa food distribution operation in Fargo, North Dakota are on strike over health and safety in an area that is experiencing the highest COVID-19 death rate in the world.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/11/25/farg…

Free the Plowshares 7!
Maria Margaronis | thenation.com | 2020-11-25
Free the Plowshares 7!
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French police launch violent crackdown on Paris refugee camp
wsws.org | 2020-11-25
Hundreds of homeless refugees were forced to march north until they reached the outer suburbs of Paris, pursued by police throwing teargas canisters as they went.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/11/25/fran…

Scientists warn of third wave risk over Christmas bubble plan
The Canary | thecanary.co | 2020-11-25
Easing coronavirus restrictions over Christmas could lead to a third wave of the pandemic and another lockdown, scientists have warned.Boris Johnson has told families they must make a "personal judgment" about the risks of coronavirus to vulnerable loved ones when forming a Christmas bubble.The prime minister urged the public to "think carefully" over the festive period after it was confirmed that three households will be able to mix from December 23 to 27.The UK government and devolved administrations have agreed a joint plan to relax social distancing rules over the festive period, allowing friends and family t…
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How a Turkish-German Couple Invented a Coronavirus Vaccine
Thomas Klikauer — Nadine Campbell | counterpunch.org | 2020-11-25
By now it is largely known that a Turkish-German husband and wife team are the frontrunners in the race to market a vaccine against the coronavirus. This is an extraordinary achievement for the Turkish-born Ugur Sahin who is the CEO of a German biotech firm called BioNTech. He co-founded the company with his wife and…
counterpunch.org/2020/11/25/how-a-turkis…

Framing Climate Change as a "National Security Priority" Isn't A Clever Maneuver To Get People To Care
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2020-11-25
On November 23, President-elect Joe Biden announced that former Senator and Secretary of State John Kerry will serve as special envoy on climate and have a seat on the National Security Council. Kerry immediately followed the news with a tweet that declared, "America will soon have a government that treats the climate crisis as the urgent national security threat it is." | As laid out in Episode 122 of Citations Needed (the podcast I co-host), this "national security" approach to climate is loaded down with contradictions, PR spin, and potential dangers.
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A statue in verse for Friedrich Engels's partner Mary Burns
Jenny Farrell | peoplesworld.org | 2020-11-25
Friedrich Engels, whose 200th birthday falls on November 28, 2020, had a very personal connection with Ireland. The moment he set foot in Manchester, in 1843, sent by his father to help run the family textile factory, he met the then 20-year-old Mary Burns, daughter of an Irish dyer, and herself a worker in the …
peoplesworld.org/article/a-statue-in-ver…

Zero Point: Our 4th Industrial Revolution Against Their Great Reset
_____ | strategic-culture.org | 2020-11-25
Genesis 1: 26 — And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth. | Humanity is on the precipice of a new dark age, a long dark winter. It is one in which the technologies once developed to liberate humanity from toil, have developed further into a seemingly i…
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Zionist regime, cause of 'insecurity, instability' in region
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2020-11-25
TEHRAN, Nov. 25 (MNA) — Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said that Zionist regime is the main cause of insecurity and instability in the region.
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Thursday 11/26: New Labor Movements: Movements I and II
McEvoy Foundation for the Arts | indybay.org | 2020-11-25
Online via Zoom; via McEvoy Foundation for the Arts…
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'Latinos' and the Election
Armando Ibarra | progressive.org | 2020-11-25
The term 'Latino' often obscures rather than clarifies the politics of specific ethnic or racial communities with growing class divisions.
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UAE halts new visas to citizens of 13 mostly Muslim states
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2020-11-25
TEHRAN, Nov. 25 (MNA) — The United Arab Emirates has stopped issuing new visas to citizens of 13 mostly Muslim-majority countries, according to a document issued by a state-owned business park.
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Biden: "We Already Have Significant Representation of Progressives in Our Administration"
commondreams.org | 2020-11-25
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Greek government bans protests, imposes authoritarian measures utilising pretext of pandemic
wsws.org | 2020-11-25
The escalation of state repression in Greece must be seen in the context of increased militancy in the working class and among youth over the authorties' criminal handling of the COVID-19 pandemic.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/11/25/gree…

Trump Scheduled to Meet Devil at Manhattan Crossroads
Stephen F. Eisenman | counterpunch.org | 2020-11-25
Return of soul expected, No change in U.S. politics anticipated Washington, November 24: Mephistopheles, the prince of darkness, announced today through his press spokesperson, Sarah Huckabee Sanders, that he would meet on Thursday "with his old friend" President Trump and return to him his soul. The transfer is expected to take place at noon at the…
counterpunch.org/2020/11/25/trump-schedu…

Build on momentum to end violence against women and girls: Secretary-General
news.un.org | 2020-11-25
Although much progress has been made in highlighting the pressing issue of violence against women and girls, UN Secretary-General António Guterres is pushing the world to go further towards ending what he has characterized as a blight on all societies.
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With New Data Caps and Overage Fees, Internet Access Becomes More Costly, Despite Chairman Pai's Promises
commondreams.org | 2020-11-25
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Alert over growing use of cluster munitions, despite stockpile reductions
news.un.org | 2020-11-25
Lethal cluster munitions are still being used in old and new conflicts around the world, from Syria to Libya, to Nagorno-Karabakh, a UN-backed civil society report said on Wednesday.
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Whistleblower Maria Efimova fears for her safety amid threats and new arrest warrants
Luis Martin | zcomm.org | 2020-11-25
DiEM25, the pan-European movement and MeRA25, Yanis Varoufakis' political party in Greece, are calling on the Greek government to grant Maria Efimova asylum and protection…
zcomm.org/znetarticle/whistleblower-mari…

As A Native American, Here's What I Want You To Know About Thanksgiving
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2020-11-25
Native Americans don't just live on reservations, we live in cities, and we live internationally. I grew up in the Silicon Valley of California. I was born in the city and have lived here my whole life, as an "Urban Native." My grandfather moved to California from Mohawk territory in the 1950s after he served in Korea, and we have all lived in Sunnyvale ever since. | The challenges I grew up around were different from my Oyaté (family) out on the reservations. It is easier to lose our sense of culture living among so many established settler communities.
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Biden's incoming press secretary needs to throw open the White House windows
Dan Froomkin | salon.com | 2020-11-25
There's an antidote to the lies, con games and cover-ups of the Trump era. But it's not getting back to "normal"
salon.com/2020/11/25/bidens-incoming-pre…

Further statements from Australia in defence of Dr. Scalice against the slanders of the CPP
wsws.org | 2020-11-25
"Presenting the truth, especially in history, is a dangerous activity because it exposes class interests, interests which the ruling class, and its supporters, will defend with all measures."
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/11/25/scal…

Mass layoffs loom for Silicon Valley service workers
wsws.org | 2020-11-25
With many white-collar workers working from home, tech giants are threatening the jobs of thousands of cafeteria, janitorial, transportation and other service workers.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/11/25/tech…

'Stick Grandpa by the window': Irish immunologist urges festive revelers to mothball family traditions… because, Covid-19
rt.com | 2020-11-25
It is possible to celebrate Christmas and Thanksgiving safely, an Irish immunologist has told a skittish public– you just have to cut out all physical contact and socializing, forget hugging, and avoid after-dinner conversation. | Professor Luke O'Neill of Trinity College in Dublin has reassured pandemic-fearing families that they don't necessarily need to call off their holiday celebrations — they just need to drain the gatherings of all human connection and camaraderie. | Children can hug their grandparents, he ventured during a Tuesday interview with RTÉ, but only "briefly outdoors while w…
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UAE's Fatwa Council denounces Muslim Brotherhood as a terrorist organisation
MEE staff | middleeasteye.net | 2020-11-25
UAE's Fatwa Council denounces Muslim Brotherhood as a terrorist organisation | Ruling backs a similar announcement by the Council of Senior Scholars of Saudi Arabia earlier this month | MEE staff | Wed, 11/25/2020 – 12: 47 | A genral view taken on May 29, 2019 shows the sea front promenade in the Emirati capital Abu Dhabi (AFP) | The United Arab Emirates (UAE) Fatwa Council has denounced the Muslim Brotherhood as a terror…
www.middleeasteye.net/news/uae-muslim-br…