2020-11-27: News Headlines

Staff (2020-11-27). The double struggle of Black Native Americans. therealnews.com The legacy of slavery and anti-Black racism haunts Indian Country, too. To this day, Black descendants of Indigenous nations fight for acknowledgment and citizenship from their tribes.

Orinoco Tribune (2020-11-27). Venezuela Presents Proposal for an International Association Against US Sanctions to Stop Crimes Against Humanity (UN Security Council). globalresearch.ca The Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela's ambassador to the United Nations (UN), Samuel Moncada, intervened this Wednesday in the session of the Security Council to denounce the economic aggression of the United States against twenty-nine countries of the world, through …

teleSUR (2020-11-27). Venezuela Convicts Six CITGO Former Executives of Corruption. telesurenglish.net Six former executives of the CITGO Petroleum Corporation were sentenced to between eight and 13 years in prison after being found guilty of corruption. | RELATED: | Venezuela's Supreme Court of Justice (TSJ) announced that Citgo former President Jose Pereira will be in jail for 13 years and seven months for the crimes of "intentional embezzlement and conspiracy." | Pereira also will have to pay a fine of US$2 million, equivalent to…

Ashley Curtin (2020-11-27). Supreme Court blocks New York's restrictions on religion amid COVID-19. nationofchange.org The Supreme Court's majority ruled that "even in a pandemic, the Constitution cannot be put away and forgotten."

Andrew Korybko (2020-11-27). Dangerous Crossroads: NATO's Attempted Infringement of Russia's Airspace and Maritime Borders. globalresearch.ca Recent attempted infringements of Russia's airspace and maritime borders by NATO are very dangerous instances of de-facto brinksmanship intended to provoke the Eurasian Great Power into reacting in a way that could then be manipulated as the "plausible pretext" for …

CounterSpin (2020-11-27). Ricardo Salvador on US's Dysfunctional Food System. fair.org Media…

Paul Street (2020-11-27). Why COVID-19 Granted the U.S. Most Favored Nation Status. counterpunch.org Routinely described by its "leaders" as "the greatest country in the world" (hereafter "GCITW") and "the richest country in the world" (hereafter "RCITW"), the United States is home to 4.25% of the world's population but 21% of global COVID-19 cases and 18% of global COVID-19 deaths. Why has the GCITW fared so poorly in responding

Peoples Dispatch (2020-11-27). 250 million people participate in countrywide strike in India. peoplesdispatch.org Despite police repression and the COVID-19 pandemic, workers and farmers and their allies across India participated in the pan-India strike action against the recent neoliberal reforms pushed through by the Narendra Modi government…

John Pilger (2020-11-27). Britain's Class War on Children. counterpunch.org When I first reported on child poverty in Britain, I was struck by the faces of children I spoke to, especially the eyes. They were different: watchful, fearful. In Hackney, in 1975, I filmed Irene Brunsden's family. Irene told me she gave her two-year-old a plate of cornflakes. "She doesn't tell me she's hungry, she

Chad Nelson (2020-11-27). Escaping the Armed Madhouse. counterpunch.org A review of Robert Anton Wilson's The Starseed Signals "To remain in the neuro-semantic insanity of larval society, without laughing hysterically or otherwise giving away the secret of one's mutation, is the path of the Boddhisattva, who, like Father Demian going to live among the lepers, steels himself against the risk of contagion and returns

Vijay Prashad (2020-11-27). Why Imperialism is Obsolete in Latin America. counterpunch.org In September 2018, Venezuelan president Nicolás Maduro visited China, where he met with China's President Xi Jinping and signed a series of important agreements on trade and culture. Toward the end of his stay, Maduro said that the two countries had built "a relationship of mutual benefit, of shared gain."

Gary Olson (2020-11-27). An Open Letter to Trump Voters. dissidentvoice.org This is intended for Trump voters, especially those making less than $150,000 a year and the millions who believed they were extending the middle finger salute to the establishment. Let me begin by recounting a Hillary Clinton fund raising campaign speech from 2016 in which she made some deeply disparaging comments about half your number, …

Cesar Chelala (2020-11-27). Maradona, Soccer's God has Died. counterpunch.org Maradona has died, and with him died one of the greatest soccer players of all time. Daniel, a manager at Ground Support, a legendary coffee house in Soho, Manhattan, expressed it well, "For us, soccer fans, it is as if for the Catholics the Pope would have died." In my travels around the world, I

David Schultz (2020-11-27). Trump and a Republic That We Could not Keep. counterpunch.org Donald Trump refuses to concede and claims the 2020 election was rift with fraud. American democracy is in peril. Then the GSA will fund the Biden presidential transition. His lawsuits are coming to an end. The electoral college will soon cast its ballots. And Donald Trump will no longer be president of the US. The

Erik Molvar (2020-11-27). The Focus on Wild Horses Distracts From the Massive Damage Caused by the Livestock Industry. counterpunch.org The Washington Post Magazine recently ran a misleading story on wild horses, focusing attention on anti-federalist ranchers in Nevada and the big money behind them. By failing to look beyond the superficial personality conflicts, and missing the real and important public lands issues, this article does its readers a disservice. In the article, the writer

Peoples Dispatch (2020-11-27). Police brutality against protesting migrants in Paris draws widespread outrage. peoplesdispatch.org On November 23, Monday, French police brutally attacked migrants protesting at the Place de la Republique in Paris against last week's forceful evacuation of the Saint-Denis migrant camp…

Staff (2020-11-27). Four Days in Occupied Western Sahara — A Rare Look Inside Africa's Last Colony as Ceasefire Ends. democracynow.org In this special rebroadcast of a Democracy Now! exclusive documentary, we break the media blockade and go to occupied Western Sahara in the northwest of Africa to document the decades-long Sahrawi struggle for freedom and Morocco's violent crackdown. Morocco has occupied the territory since 1975 in defiance of the United Nations and the international community. Thousands have been tortured, imprisoned, killed and disappeared while resisting the Moroccan occupation. A 1,700-mile wall divides Sahrawis who remain under occupation from those who fled into exile. Earlier this month, a three-decade ceasefire in Western…

Jeffrey St. Clair (2020-11-27). Roaming Charges: Dumb All Over, Again. counterpunch.org So we have the same "originalists" who used to argue that the "Constitution isn't a suicide pact" to justify torture, rendition and extrajudicial killings have now ruled that the Constitution is a murder-suicide pact when it comes to religious services during a killer pandemic.

True Publica (2020-11-27). The New Norm: Government Lawbreaking. globalresearch.ca Government lawbreaking in Boris Johnson's adminstration has now reached an unprecedented scale for a British government — and we should all be In September last year, the supreme court ruled that Boris Johnson's advice to the Queen that …

Ragip Soylu (2020-11-27). Turkey seeking to repair Saudi relations with high-level contacts. middleeasteye.net Turkey seeking to repair Saudi relations with high-level contacts | Ankara believes it is time for both countries to move on after the fallout from Khashoggi murder | Fri, 11/27/2020 – 10: 33 | Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan (L) meets Saudi Arabia's King Salman during Erdogan's visit to Jeddah on 23 July 2017 (AFP) | Turkey is seeking to repair relations with Riyadh and move on from the murder of…

Louis Proyect (2020-11-27). The Rise of Black Power in Britain. counterpunch.org With striking parallels to the story Aaron Sorkin told—very problematically—in "The Trial of the Chicago 7," Steve McQueen's "Mangrove" brings to life a much more obscure historical struggle against judicial injustice. This is the first in a series of five films McQueen made for the BBC about Black life in England. The Mangrove was a

The Canary (2020-11-27). Police to pay out £875,000 over the arrest of two journalists. thecanary.co Police have agreed to pay significant damages to two journalists inappropriately arrested over material that appeared in a documentary on the conflict in the north of Ireland.It is understood the PSNI has also agreed to delete material it seized from Trevor Birney and Barry McCaffrey and they raided their homes and offices in August 2018.The PA news agency understands that the PSNI has agreed to pay out £875,000.The total includes £600,000 to Fine Point Films, £150,000 to Birney and £125,000 to McCaffrey.The news a settlement had been reached was announced during a brief hearing at Belfast…

_____ (2020-11-27). Maradona: The Bolivarian Soccer Genius. popularresistance.org The fighting peoples of the world lost a humble legend yesterday. Diego Armando Maradona was 60 years old. Arguably the greatest soccer player to ever grace the pitches, the spirited striker combined unparalleled skills in his sport and an unflinching outspokenness before oppression. No other sports figure's public statements and transformation has equally captured the changing momentum across Latin America. | The hundreds of thousands of tributes being paid throughout the world portray a particular image: Maradona in close solidarity with the biggest progressive leaders of the social reformist wave embraced by t…

Mohammad Ayesh (2020-11-27). Arabic press review: 'Mass corruption' probe at Saudi defence ministry. middleeasteye.net Arabic press review: 'Mass corruption' probe at Saudi defence ministry | Meanwhile, French foreign minister says France is being defamed, a plane full of dollars arrives in Damascus from the UAE, and Egypt's prisoners denied visits | Fri, 11/27/2020 – 14: 45 | Saudi authorities are reportedly investigating 158 criminal cases involving 226 Saudi citizens and residents suspected of squandering hun…

MEE and agencies (2020-11-27). Clashes between rival protesters leaves four dead, dozens wounded in Iraq's south. middleeasteye.net Clashes between rival protesters leaves four dead, dozens wounded in Iraq's south | Followers of cleric Muqtada al-Sadr attacked a tent camp of anti-government protesters in Nasiriyah's Haboubi Square | Fri, 11/27/2020 – 17: 45 | Tens of thousands of Sadr supporters hit the streets of Baghdad and the southern city of Nasiriyah (AFP/File photo) | Four people were shot dead and dozens of oth…

Nadda Osman (2020-11-27). UK-based couple threaten legal action over Muslim Pro data sharing. middleeasteye.net UK-based couple threaten legal action over Muslim Pro data sharing | Couple have written to the company threatening legal action if they do not disclose what was done with their data | Fri, 11/27/2020 – 12: 05 | The app allows users to check on prayer times, and also shows the direction of Mecca ( Mohamad Elasaar) | A London-based Muslim couple who used one of the world's most popular Islamic prayer apps…

Kareem Chehayeb (2020-11-27). Lebanon economic crisis: How a central bank audit turned into a quagmire. middleeasteye.net Lebanon economic crisis: How a central bank audit turned into a quagmire | Lebanon's rulers need to audit the bank to access vital finance – but will they risk exposing their own corruption? | Fri, 11/27/2020 – 12: 22 | Graffiti depicting the governor of Lebanon's Central Bank Riad Salame with horns, with text below reading in Arabic "down with the rule of the bank" on 12 June 2020 in Beirut…

Global Research News (2020-11-27). Selected Articles: No Thanks on Thanksgiving During US-Engineered Economic Collapse. globalresearch.ca By On Thanksgiving day, throughout the year, with likely worsening times ahead, ordinary Americans are suffering through the hardest of hard times in US history. For …

WSWS (2020-11-27). Union official denounces WSWS, seeks to intimidate workers at Australia Post meeting. wsws.org At a meeting last week, a CEPU official responded to a workers' call for collective action with a hysterical outburst against the World Socialist Web Site and the Socialist Equality Party.

CP Editor (2020-11-27). What is Happening in the United States. counterpunch.org

_____ (2020-11-27). Police Launch Violent Crackdown On Paris Refugee Camp. popularresistance.org French riot police went on a fascistic rampage Monday evening, brutally assaulting a peaceful tent camp of some 500 refugees at the Place de la République in central Paris. | Police used teargas, kicked and beat migrants with batons, tipped refugees out of their tents and assaulted them on the ground. Journalists filming the crackdown were also assaulted. The riot officers threw dozens of confiscated tents into trucks and drove them away. | After the square was cleared, a group of several hundred homeless refugees were forced to march north until they reached the outer suburbs around the city, pursued by police t…

_____ (2020-11-27). Scheer Intelligence: The California Genocide No One Talks About. popularresistance.org 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. In their conversation, Madley tells Robert Scheer why he believes these massacres did, in fact, constitute genocide in its 20th century United Nations definition. He talks about white settlers' dehumanization and paranoia about "the other," and the exceptions to that way of thinking.

_____ (2020-11-27). International Coalition Of Activists Launches Protest Against Amazon. popularresistance.org An international group of climate activists and Amazon warehouse workers have launched an online campaign called "Make Amazon Pay," calling on the tech giant to provide better working conditions for its employees and to reduce its expanding carbon footprint. The protests come just as the New York Times reports that the Seattle-based company has been on a hiring spree this year, expanding its global workforce. | "During the Covid-19 pandemic, Amazon became a trillion dollar corporation, with CEO Jeff Bezos becoming the first person in history to amass $200 billion in personal wealth," the campaign states on its we…

Casper Gelderblom (2020-11-27). This Black Friday, it is time to #MakeAmazonPay. zcomm.org Starting this Black Friday, the Progressive International is mobilizing with Amazon workers and their allies around the world. Here's why…

Pepe Escobar (2020-11-27). Maradona: The Fragile God of the Global South. globalresearch.ca His life was a running planetary pop opera for the ages. From Somalia to Bangladesh, everyone is familiar with the basic contours of his story — the pibe from Villa Fiorito, a poor suburb of Buenos Aires ("I am a …

news.un (2020-11-27). First of four UN humanitarian airlifts for Ethiopia refugees lands in Khartoum. news.un.org An airplane loaded with humanitarian supplies for people fleeing violence in Ethiopia's Tigray region has arrived in the Sudanese capital Khartoum, the UN refugee agency (UNCHR) said on Friday, in an appeal for international assistance to cope with the growing numbers seeking shelter in Sudan.

Stephen Lendman (2020-11-27). No Thanks on Thanksgiving During US-Engineered Economic Collapse. globalresearch.ca On Thanksgiving day, throughout the year, with likely worsening times ahead, ordinary Americans are suffering through the hardest of hard times in US history. | For 36 straight weeks since March, over one million Americans sought unemployment insurance (UI) benefits. | It's …

Dr. Binoy Kampmark (2020-11-27). Biden's Promise: America Is Back(wards). globalresearch.ca With President Donald Trump all but conceding to the transition team that will take over after January next year, interest now shifts to President-elect Joe Biden's choices for cabinet. On the national security front, the imperial-military lobby will have …

Paul Antonopoulos (2020-11-27). France Risks More Than It Gains by Joining U.S.-led Anti-China Efforts. globalresearch.ca COVID-19, which has thus far killed over 1.4 million people globally; the alleged treatment of the Uighur minority; the neoliberal-supporting rioters in Hong Kong; and, the trade war with Washington, have all contributed to the deterioration of China's image in …

_____ (2020-11-27). Israeli blockade Has Cost Gaza $16.7 Billion. popularresistance.org Israel's blockade of the Gaza Strip cost the Palestinian enclave's economy an estimated $16.7 billion in just over a decade, the United Nations said Wednesday. | The coastal enclave has been under an Israeli-enforced blockade since 2007, the year the Islamist movement Hamas took power. | In the 11 ensuing years, its economic situation deteriorated dramatically, the UN Conference on Trade and Development found in a new report. | Between 2007 and 2018, "the estimated cumulative economic cost of the Israeli occupation in Gaza under the prolonged closure and severe economic and movement restrictions and military oper…

Rod Driver (2020-11-27). The War Crimes of Bush and Blair — Afghanistan and Iraq. globalresearch.ca "The invasion of Iraq was a bandit act, an act of blatant state terrorism, demonstrating absolute contempt for the concept of international law…We have brought torture, cluster bombs, depleted uranium, innumerable acts of random murder, misery, degradation and death to …

Armen Tigranakert (2020-11-27). European Sanctions Against Turkey Are More Likely than Ever. globalresearch.ca Another scandal erupted in relations between Turkey and the EU — on November 22, the Turkish merchant vessel, Roseline A, was detained and fully inspected by personnel of German frigate Hamburg in the Eastern Mediterranean Sea, 160 nautical miles north …

WSWS (2020-11-27). The anti-refugee police riot in Paris: A warning to the working class. wsws.org An irrepressible conflict is emerging between the working class and the financial aristocracy, powerful sections of which support building a fascist police state…

Mehr News Agency (2020-11-27). Candle-light ceremony of servants in Hazrat Masoumeh Shrine. en.mehrnews.com QOM, Nov. 27 (MNA) — The candle-light ceremony of servants of Hazrat Masoumeh (PBUH) Shrine was held on the occasion of her martyrdom anniversary in Qom on Fri.

_____ (2020-11-27). Does Shopping Ethically Really Make A Difference? popularresistance.org Ethical shopping is a somewhat new phenomenon. We're far more familiar with the "tried and tested" methods of doing good, like donating our money or time. | But while Americans generously donated $390 billion to charities in 2017, that number pales in comparison to the $130 trillion we spent on buying stuff in the same year. | How much of that went to huge companies that don't support your values-or worse, use their revenue to actively work against them? | Conscious consumers prefer to spend money with transparent companies that support the same causes they do.

imperial.ac.uk (2020-11-27). Imperial engineer to develop AI clinician to help frontline health workers. imperial.ac.uk Professor Aldo Faisal has won a Turing AI Fellowship to develop AI that will help doctors make complex decisions.

imperial.ac.uk (2020-11-27). COVID-19 spread in different social settings – new Imperial report. imperial.ac.uk In a global analysis of where SARS-CoV-2 transmission takes place, households show the highest transmission rates.

Afro Urban Society (2020-11-27). Monday 11/30: Bakanal De Afrique (Bda) Festival. indybay.org San Francisco…

news.un (2020-11-27). African nations 'far from ready' for COVID-19 vaccination drive, says UN health agency. news.un.org As efforts to find safe and effective vaccines for COVID-19 are showing increasing promise, the African continent is "far from ready" to roll out what will be its largest ever immunization drive, the UN World Health Organization (WHO) said on Thursday.

Mehr News Agency (2020-11-27). Hard revenge awaiting scientist's assassination perpetrators. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Nov. 27 (MNA) — Chief of General Staff of Iranian Armed Forces said that terrorist groups and the commanders and perpetrators of the assassination of Mohsen Fakhrizadeh should be aware that severe revenge awaits them.

Mehr News Agency (2020-11-27). Readiness of Armed Forces, 'deterrent': Defense Ministry. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Nov. 27 (MNA) — The Political-Ideological Director of the Ministry of Defense said that readiness of the Armed Forces is 'deterrent'.

_____ (2020-11-27). America's Future Is Liberal Fascism Sporting a Smiley Shirt and Armed With a Syringe. strategic-culture.org The globalists responsible for engineering a medical tyranny across much of the Western world have something valuable to teach right-wing nationalists and would-be fascists, and that is you don't sell your damaged product out of the barrel of a machine gun, but rather dripping from the end of a syringe that promises to end all pain and misery. | Patrick Henry, one of America's more outspoken Founding Fathers, famously remarked "give me liberty or give me death" when the life of his nation was on the line. Today, America's famous battle cry has been replaced by a masked and muffled gasp that advises, without hope…

Megan Sherman (2020-11-27). Vindicating Jeremy Corbyn. globalresearch.ca By now the apocalyptic metaphor for Jeremy Corbyn has crept through the doors of our consciousness. The tendency in the press to describe the unlikely leader in foreboding words which contain a warning: toxic; dangerous; destroy; risk, has gone in …

Mehr News Agency (2020-11-27). Assassination perpetrators definitely to be punished. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Nov. 27 (MNA) — Commander of the Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) said that the perpetrators of the great crime of the assassination of Martyr Fakhrizadeh will definitely be punished.

_____ (2020-11-27). Trump Administration Is Rushing To Mine Sacred Tribal Land. popularresistance.org In yet another attack on the environment before leaving office, the Trump administration is seeking to transfer ownership of San Carlos Apache holy ground in Oak Flat, Arizona, to a copper mining company. | The administration pushed to finish the environmental review process, a necessary step to transfer ownership to copper mining company Resolution Copper, and its two parent companies Rio Tinto and BHP, to December 2020, almost a full year ahead of the planned completion. | "The Trump administration is cutting corners and doing a rushed job just to take care of Rio Tinto…"

Julia Conley, Common Dreams (2020-11-27). Atlas Welcomes Killing Loved Ones With Covid as This May Be 'Their Final Thanksgiving'. indybay.org 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.

Badri Raina (2020-11-27). How AIMIM Has Emerged As the Principal Challenger of the BJP, Not 'Secular' Parties. zcomm.org Although launched from a dominantly Muslim base, the Owaisi-led AIMIM sees itself as a new political force that seeks to speak not just for Muslims but a conglomerate of India's marginalised sections.

Mehr News Agency (2020-11-27). VIDEO: Israeli police act brutally for not wearing masks. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Nov. 27 (MNA) — The footage hear shows how Zionist police are brutally behaving with Israeli settlers in the occupied lands for not wearing masks.

Mehr News Agency (2020-11-27). Parl. speaker vows severe revenge for scientist assassination. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Nov. 27 (MNA) — In reaction to the assassination of martyr Fakhrizadeh, Ghalibaf said that it is time to revenge against the perpetrators of these great crimes, which will determine the heavy and irreversible cost of these assassinations.

_____ (2020-11-27). How Postal Workers Saved The Election. popularresistance.org The story of mail ballots in 2020 is the story of a union postal workforce willing to go to extraordinary lengths to make sure that every vote got delivered. | Postal workers did this despite the deliberate holdups created by new Postmaster General Louis "Delay the Mail" DeJoy, and a workforce hit hard by COVID. | More than 65 million people voted by mail this fall—a record. And…

Robert Reich (2020-11-27). How Mitch McConnell's Do Nothing Republicans Are Killing You. commondreams.org To them I ask: How much death and suffering must the American people endure before you act? | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Dr. Mike Yeadon (2020-11-27). A Plea to MPs from Mike Yeadon: "Don't Vote for Lockdown". "The Pandemic Is Over" globalresearch.ca Dear Sirs and Madams, | I am an independent scientist of over 30 years experience leading research into new medicines, operating up to Vice President and head of Respiratory Research at Pfizer, a US pharmaceutical company and founder and CEO of …

_____ (2020-11-27). U.S. Election 'Success'… And Hey Presto 'Russian Interference' Disappears. strategic-culture.org The United States' election victory of Democrat presidential candidate Joe Biden has yet to be officially confirmed. That requires the 500-plus Electoral College comprising the 50 federal states to cast the final vote when the constitutional body meets on December 14. Biden holds a commanding lead of over 300 delegates in the Electoral College, more than 70 above Donald Trump's quota and decisively more than the 270 threshold required for election to the White House. | Nonetheless, already one thing is indisputably clear. Biden's nominal victory from the popular vote tallies is glaring proof that Russia did not i…

WSWS (2020-11-27). Australian PM seeks to protect revenue from China while reasserting US alliance. wsws.org Morrison pleaded that Australia should not have to choose between its "enduring alliance" with the US and a "beneficial relationship" with China.

Mehr News Agency (2020-11-27). Velayati condemns assassination of Iranian scientist. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Nov. 28 (MNA) — Adviser to the Leader of the Islamic Revolution for International Affairs said that the visible and hidden perpetrators of the assassination of martyr Fakhrizadeh should wait for the revenge of Iranian nation.

Dan Bacher (2020-11-27). Department of Finance audit reveals repeated oil and gas regulation violations. indybay.org "If you thought that dining with an oil lobbyist at French Laundry showed Newsom's true colors, this audit proves you right," said Kretzmann. "Even as his own agency is calling for illegal oil and gas wells to be shut down, Newsom and his regulators continue to turn a blind eye and hand out more dangerous permits."

Lynda Carson (2020-11-27). OxyContin drug kingpin Richard Sackler gave campaign contribution to Biden for President. indybay.org Opioid Drug-Overdose Victim…

WSWS (2020-11-27). Workers Struggles: Europe, Middle East & Africa. wsws.org Youth and workers shut state-run phosphate plant in Tunisia demanding jobs; four-hour national public sector strike in Italy in protest at pandemic social and health catastrophe; months-long strike of nurses in Zimbabwe sold out by unions; community health workers continue stoppages and protests for pay rise and improved conditions…

Bernadette Demientieff (2020-11-27). As Gwich'in, We Will Never Stop Fighting for Our Land. commondreams.org We are mothers and grandmothers. And we are not asking for anything but the ability to live and thrive off the land that the Creator blessed us with. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

_____ (2020-11-27). Iowa Tribe Creates National Park. popularresistance.org Lincoln, NE — The Iowa Tribe of Kansas and Nebraska is creating the nation's largest tribal national park on a forested bluff overlooking the Missouri River and a historic site of its people. | The 444-acre park will allow the tribe to tell the story of the Ioway people and provide a rustic getaway where people can hike, camp and bird-watch, said Lance Foster, the tribe's vice chairman. | "We've been here for 1,000 years now and, unlike other people who can buy and sell land and move away, we can never move away," Foster said. "This is our land forever. And we'll be here for another 1,000 years."

Robert S. Becker (2020-11-27). If maliciously defying voting doesn't justify another impeachment, what does? nationofchange.org Where are widespread calls to arms that defying a legitimate election qualifies as the crisis of crises?>

Michael Payne (2020-11-27). STUNNING NEWS! Trump experiences an Enlightenment, takes actions to end his term with positive endeavors. nationofchange.org If you believed that Trump had had an enlightenment and had become a completely changed man. If you were suckered into buying into that, then I have to tell you this: it was all a huge hoax, nothing more than fake news.

The Canary (2020-11-27). Celebrities demand airlines stop mass deportation flight to Jamaica. thecanary.co Supermodel Naomi Campbell and actress Thandie Newton are among a host of prominent figures calling on airlines not to operate a mass deportation flight to Jamaica next week. | "Unlawful and wrongful": | The open letter is addressed to the bosses of multiple airlines including Hi Fly, Titan Airways, and TUI UK and Ireland. In it more than 90 high-profile figures, campaigners, and activists have urged the companies to decline to operate the planned 2 December flight. | They are also calling for a pause on the operation of future deportation flights to Commonwealth countries. | The letter, which also include…

imperial.ac.uk (2020-11-27). Future visions and better balance: News from the College. imperial.ac.uk Here's a batch of fresh news and announcements from across Imperial.

Mehr News Agency (2020-11-27). Resistance cinema enjoys long life as cinema history. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Nov. 27 (MNA) — Minister of Culture and Islamic Guidance sent a message on the occasion of the closing ceremony of the 16th Resistance International Film Festival.

Editor (2020-11-27). What Simon & Schuster's Acquisition Would Mean for American Publishing. scheerpost.com Dan DeLuca / CC BY 2.0] By Steve Wasserman / Original to ScheerPost The recent news that Bertelsmann, the German owner of the publishing empire PenguinRandomHouse, has made an all-cash offer of $2 billion to acquire Simon & Schuster, continues the relentless conglomeration that has marked global publishing for the past forty-plus years. If approved, the deal will leave only four gigantic… |

commondreams (2020-11-27). Biden Should Call for Emergency G20 Leaders Meeting, Says Religious Development Group. commondreams.org ______________________________…

Carlos Barrientos (2020-11-27). There is rage on the streets of Guatemala. zcomm.org For the past several days, hundreds of thousands of people have taken to the streets in Guatemala against the corruption of the political elites…

Mehr News Agency (2020-11-27). Terror attack not to set back Iran nuclear program. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Nov. 27 (MNA) — Spokesman for Iranian Parliament National Security and Foreign Policy Commission said that assassination of nuclear scientists does not set back Iran's nuclear program.

Shen Lu (2020-11-27). Desperation and Hope Amid the Wuhan Outbreak. thenation.com Desperation and Hope Amid the Wuhan Outbreak…

Staff (2020-11-27). Differing Mask Mandates in Georgia Schools Put Teachers at Risk for COVID. truthout.org Masks were optional, and about half of the children wore them. So did the receptionist, but only sporadically, according to several teachers. | Within a couple of days, the receptionist was out sick. Another receptionist called in sick as well. Both had caught the coronavirus, according to social media posts. In the ensuing weeks, a wave of cases would rush through the building — an outbreak for which district leaders blamed the community rather than the lack of a mask mandate in the schoo…

Pete Dolack (2020-11-27). Far From a Change, RCEP Agreement is More Capitalism as Usual. counterpunch.org The Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership is being called a new model of trade agreements. Such paeans appear to be premature, and we might better hold off on uncorking the champagne. It is best to remember that so-called "free trade" agreements are products of neoliberal assaults on any and all efforts to protect people and the

Pip Hinman (2020-11-27). Berejiklian threatens to demolish inner city public housing. greenleft.org.au Residents in the Glebe public housing estate were letterboxed on November 11 about the demolition of their homes. The next day, public housing residents in Eveleigh received a similar letter. Rachel Evans reports.

imperial.ac.uk (2020-11-27). Blue Plaque unveiled for Nobel Prize-winner Abdus Salam. imperial.ac.uk English Heritage have unveiled a Blue Plaque to mark the home of Professor Abdus Salam, who founded the Theoretical Physics Department at Imperial.

Sam Pizzigati (2020-11-27). The Rich Are Cheering Wall Street's Latest Records. Americans of Modest Means Are Draining 401(k)s. commondreams.org The nation's woefully inadequate response to the pandemic is jeopardizing millions of retirement futures. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

commondreams (2020-11-27). NIAC Statement on the Attempted Assassination of Iranian Nuclear Scientist. commondreams.org ______________________________…

Commonwealth Club (2020-11-27). Tuesday 12/1: Alicia Garza: BLM Co-Founder & Activist on New Book, "The Purpose of Power" indybay.org Online via livestream…

Mehr News Agency (2020-11-27). Enemies not to stop plotting against Iran: Amir-Abdollahian. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Nov. 27 (MNA) — Stating that the enemies will not stop plotting against the country, Hossein Amir-Abdollahian said the nuclear scientist assassination shows the US-Zionist effort to continue to hit the advancement of science in Iran.

Mehr News Agency (2020-11-27). Iran to make terrorists regret their act. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Nov. 27 (MNA) — A military aide to the Leader of the Islamic Revolution said Iran will make the terrorists who are behind the assassination of its nuclear scientist regret their act.

Mike Parker (2020-11-27). How the Richmond Progressive Alliance Organized for Victory. zcomm.org In California the Richmond Progressive Alliance won another stunning victory in this month's local elections…

Peoples Dispatch (2020-11-27). Court in Tunisia sentences blogger to two years in prison over social media posts. peoplesdispatch.org Blogger Wajdi Mahouechi was reportedly arrested after he criticized the public prosecutor in Tunisia. On November 12, the Tunis First Instance Court convicted him of all charges and sentenced him to two years in prison along with a fine of 1,000 Tunisian Dinars (USD 300)…

Peoples Dispatch (2020-11-27). Palestinian administrative detainee Maher al-Akhras free at last. peoplesdispatch.org Palestinian administrative detainee Maher al-Akhras was finally released from Israeli custody on November 26, Thursday. Al-Akhras had earlier been on a 104-day hunger strike to protest his illegal administrative detention by Israel and to demand his release. He agreed to end his hunger strike after successfully securing an agreement for his release at the end of his current term of administration detention, which would have otherwise most likely been renewed for another term. | Since reaching the agreement, al-Akhras has been treated at the Israeli Kaplan hospital. He was transferred there from prison due to a dr…

Timothy Alexander Guzman (2020-11-27). Lies, "Yellow Journalism" and the Death of the Mainstream Media. globalresearch.ca During the era of Yellow Journalism in the U.S. which defined the type of journalism that existed before the start of Spanish-American War in 1898. The term, 'Yellow Journalism' was associated with various major newspapers that held no journalistic principals …

Mehr News Agency (2020-11-27). Israel behind attack on Iranian scientist: NY Times reports. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Nov. 27 (MNA) — New York Times quoted intelligence officials as saying that Israel regime was behind the assassination of Iranian scientist Mohsen Fakhrizadeh.

Peoples Dispatch (2020-11-27). Iran offers full commitment to JCPOA if Biden decides to re-join the nuclear deal and lift all sanctions. peoplesdispatch.org The Trump administration unilaterally withdrew from the deal in May 2018 and imposed various sanctions against Iran without any international approval…

Peoples Dispatch (2020-11-27). Turkey sentences over 300 people to life for their alleged involvement in 2016 failed coup attempt. peoplesdispatch.org More than 470 people were tried for their alleged involvement in a failed coup attempt on July 15, 2016 to overthrow Erdogan out of which the court found 337 guilty…

imperial.ac.uk (2020-11-27). How COVID-19 spreads indoors — new Imperial report. imperial.ac.uk In a global analysis of where SARS-CoV-2 transmission takes place, households show the highest transmission rates.

Peoples Dispatch (2020-11-27). Despite eight-year struggle, Tazreen fire victims in Bangladesh yet to get justice. peoplesdispatch.org On November 24, 2012, a short-circuit triggered a massive fire at the nine-story Tazreen garment factory in Ashulia,. Over 110 workers were killed. Eight years on, many of the families of victims and survivors are still in a bad state…

Brian Berletic (2020-11-27). Video: Why US-Funded Mobs Are Attacking Thai-Chinese Relations. globalresearch.ca Thailand's ongoing US-funded anti-government protests aren't "pro-democracy," they are anti-Chinese. | Just like in Hong Kong, the US is attempting to create crisis for China and its allies and impede both China's and Asia's rise upon the global stage. | I go …

Tony Cartalucci (2020-11-27). Taiwan: A US Foothold Before a Chinese Tidal Wave. globalresearch.ca Taiwan has found itself increasingly in the middle of the growing power struggle between a waning US and a rising China. | Taiwan is recognized by both the UN and the vast majority of the world's nations including (officially) the United …

Mehr News Agency (2020-11-27). Iranian Navy' authority nullifies dream of Global Arrogance. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Nov. 27 (MNA) — Chief of General Staff of Iranian Armed Forces said that grandeur and authority of Navy Force of Islamic Republic of Iran nullified dream of Global Arrogance and foreign powers to dominate security components of the region.

news.un (2020-11-27). COVID-19: Testing still vital even as vaccines roll out. news.un.org Testing will still be a critical tool against COVID-19, even as vaccines are deployed against the disease, the head of the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Friday during his regular briefing on the crisis.

Fight Back (2020-11-27). Millions face a financial cliff as grim economic news keeps on coming. fightbacknews.org San José, CA – On Wednesday, November 25, the U.S. Department of Labor reported that new claims for regular state unemployment benefits increased for the second week in a row, up 30,000 to 778,000. This is the highest level in five weeks and the first time since July with back-to-back increases. Adding in the weekly new claims for the federal Pandemic Unemployment Assistance or PUA for the self-employed and gig workers, almost 1.1 million people sought government aid in the recession. | For the first time in almost two months, the total number of people receiving government unemployment benefits across all progra…

Miguel Iradier (2020-11-27). What We Do Now Will Determine the Future: Throw Away the Masks. globalresearch.ca First things first, and rather than speculate about what may happen five or ten years from now, we need to look at the present. What is being tested now is to what extent the powerful are able to shape our …

news.un (2020-11-27). Rising hunger in drought-stricken southern Madagascar forcing families to eat insects: WFP. news.un.org Hunger is on the rise in southern Madagascar due to consecutive years of drought, affecting half the region's population, or 1.5 million people, and forcing most families to eat insects, the World Food Programme (WFP) reported on Friday.

Global Research News (2020-11-27). This Week's Most Popular Articles. globalresearch.ca

Mehr News Agency (2020-11-27). '16th Resistance Int'l FilmFest festival of wonders'. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Nov. 27 (MNA) — Director of the 16th Resistance International Film Festival Mahdi Azimi-Mirabadi said this international cinematic event was the festival of wonders.

Mehr News Agency (2020-11-27). Scientist's assassination a coward move with Israeli role. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Nov. 27 (MNA) — Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif strongly condemned the assassination of an Iranian nuclear scientist, saying the coward move had serious indications of the Israeli regime's role.

Mehr News Agency (2020-11-27). COVID-19 lockdown in Iran's Sanandaj. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Nov. 27 (MNA) — A two-week plan for covid-19 restrictions started in several Iranian cities on Saturday, November 21, according to which car traffic is prohibited from 9 PM to 4 AM. The plan has been going on for a week now.

Center For Biological Diversity (2020-11-27). EPA Finds Glyphosate Is Likely to Injure or Kill 93% of Endangered Species. globalresearch.ca The Environmental Protection Agency released a The long-anticipated draft biological evaluation released by the agency's …

commondreams (2020-11-27). (Un)Happy Holiday: Trump Administration Gifts Big Oil as it Guts Migratory Bird Treaty Act. commondreams.org ______________________________…

Eliza Egret (2020-11-27). A nationwide university rent strike is sweeping the country as more students join the movement. thecanary.co Cambridge and Nottingham university students have joined students in Bristol and Manchester in declaring that they're on rent strike. And as other students from campuses across the UK threaten to take the same action, the movement could soon become massive. | Mo…

_____ (2020-11-27). Canada's Housing Co-ops Find Success Despite Covid-19 Challenges. popularresistance.org Housing co-ops in Canada remain positive about the future, despite the challenges posed by Covid-19 this year. | A recent survey conducted by the Co-operative Housing Federation of Canada (CHF Canada) during a virtual town hall held last month revealed that 96% of co-op managers and staff were 'doing well'. | Most housing co-ops in Canada are rental co-ops developed during the 1970s and 80s under government social housing programmes targeting people with low to moderate incomes. Across Canada, over 2,200 non-profit housing co‚Äëops are home to about a quarter of a million people in over 90,000 hou…

Lynda Carson (2020-11-27). Thanksgiving Holiday With Food Not Bombs. indybay.org People at People's Park in Berkeley, lined up to get a free meal from the wonderful folks at Food Not Bombs:…

GMWatch (2020-11-27). More Transparency Demanded for Gene-edited Crops. globalresearch.ca Researchers at North Carolina State University are

WSWS (2020-11-27). US CDC plans to reduce quarantine time after potential COVID-19 exposure. wsws.org The purpose of reducing the isolation period to as little as seven days is to ensure workers will be back on the job faster, even though the CDC admits this will increase the transmission of the virus.

Peoples Dispatch (2020-11-27). Breaking barricades, braving repression, farmers reach Indian capital Delhi. peoplesdispatch.org Tens of thousands of farmers rallied to India capital city New Delhi from the neighboring States, primarily from Haryana and Punjab. Despite everything the govt. threw at them, they marched on…

XR SF Bay (2020-11-27). Sunday 11/29: Activist Burnout Rx — Soothing the Changemaker Soul. indybay.org actionnetwork.org/events/activist-burnou…

_____ (2020-11-27). COVID-19 Economy: A Deliberate Disaster. popularresistance.org With nearly 12 million cases and a quarter million deaths in the US so far (over 55 million cases and 1.3 million deaths world-wide), the COVID 19 pandemic is ravaging civilization. The disease is on track to be the deadliest epidemic since 1918. | The economic fallout for the working class has been severe. In the US, unemployment has skyrocketed, with 45.4 million new unemployment claims since March 14. At least 1/6 of those with jobs before the pandemic are now out of work. According to The New York Times, "The economic downturn is shaping up to be particularly devastating for renters, who are more likely to be…

_____ (2020-11-27). Community Wants Justice For Mother Of Three Killed By Teen Driver. popularresistance.org Saint Paul, MN — A small crowd gathered on the West Side of St. Paul Sunday afternoon to demand justice for a woman who was fatally run over by a teenage driver. According to family and witnesses, Karina Chosa, a 35-year-old mother of three fell in the street and was fatally hit by a 16-year-old driver who has not been charged. The incident took place November 17, around 6 p.m. near the corner of George Street and Stryker Avenue in Saint Paul. Karina's mother, Michelle Gonzalez, said that the vehicle dragged her body down the road before stopping, leaving Karina with more than a dozen broken bones.

Mehr News Agency (2020-11-27). SEC services obliged to identify those behind assassination. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Nov. 27 (MNA) — Condemning the assassination of Iranian scientists, Iran's Judiciary Chief said that the intelligence and security services and the relevant judicial authorities are obliged to identify those behind the assassination.

The Canary (2020-11-27). Charity issues warning that fuel poverty will kill terminally ill people quicker this winter. thecanary.co Fuel poverty will kill people quicker this winter as terminally ill people struggle to afford to heat their homes, a charity has warned. | At risk: | High energy bills, delays in accessing benefits, and the other costs associated with their illness are leaving terminally ill people struggling to afford their heating costs, said end of life charity Marie Curie. It warned the consequences of living in cold, damp housing could lead to new infections, make existing symptoms worse, affect mental wellbeing and in the worst cases even hasten death. | In a report on 27 November, it said between 2014-2019 in Engla…

Staff (2020-11-26). The Catholic Church Is Responding to Indigenous Protest With Exorcisms. truthout.org On this day, Indigenous activists in New England and beyond are observing a The acts…

Andrea Germanos, staff writer (2020-11-26). Leading House Dems Demand 'Full Accounting' on Trump Order Allowing Purge of Federal Workforce. commondreams.org "The creation of this schedule would be a dramatic change in the composition of the civil service and expose it to undue political influence and intimidation," the lawmakers wrote. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

sputniknews (2020-11-26). France Not Recognizing Independence of Republic of Artsakh, Foreign Ministry Says. sputniknews.com PARIS (Sputnik) — France is not recognizing the independence of the self-proclaimed Republic of Artsakh, which controls a part of Azerbaijan's Nagorno-Karabakh region, despite the relevant resolution of the national Senate, a spokesperson for the French Foreign Ministry said.

WSWS (2020-11-26). UK student nurse and her daughter speak out on impact of pandemic. wsws.org The World Socialist Web Site spoke with Elizabeth, a student nurse in her final year in Manchester, and her daughter Claire, aged 15, about their experiences during the pandemic.

WSWS (2020-11-26). Meet the Censored: Andre Damon. wsws.org 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.

Paul Haeder (2020-11-26). On the Streets, In Union Halls, On the Frontlines: Have Guitar, Will Travel. dissidentvoice.org 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, …

Alex MacDonald (2020-11-26). Egyptian rights activist Hafez Abu Seada dies after contracting Covid-19. middleeasteye.net Egyptian rights activist Hafez Abu Seada dies after contracting Covid-19 | Co-founder of Egyptian Organisation for Human Rights was diagnosed with coronavirus in mid-November | 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. | Seada, co-f…

Jeff Klein (2020-11-26). Can We Build a Progressive Future If We Dismiss a Large Part of the Working Class? counterpunch.org 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.

Alex MacDonald (2020-11-26). Egyptian human rights activist dies after contracting Covid-19. middleeasteye.net 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 | 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…

Bruce Lerro (2020-11-26). Invasion of the Body Snatchers: How Political Science and Neoclassical Economics Zombifies the Yankee Population. dissidentvoice.org ORIENTATION Why do political science and neoclassical economics go in one ear and out the other? A human being who has a fully integrated social body understands that economics is about a social system of circulation of goods and services. In other words, provisioning for the population. Politics is the collective process of evaluating and …

Peoples Dispatch (2020-11-26). Greek working class unites, strikes for health, safety and rights amid COVID-19. peoplesdispatch.org 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…

The Canary (2020-11-26). Foreign Secretary defends aid cut and outlines priorities in 'British interests'. thecanary.co 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…

RT (2020-11-26). READ: From hormone treatment to punishment in solitary, Maria Butina's book lays bare her US prison horror and what she saw there. rt.com In a freshly-published book, Maria Butina has documented her time inside the American prison system, where she spent more than a year after being dubbed a foreign agent acting on behalf of Moscow's 'influence campaign.' | The book '#Prison diary' is based on the journal Butina kept chronicling her experiences behind bars, including the time she spent in solitary confinement. | The young gun rights activist from Siberia was in the US on a student visa when she was arrested in July 2018. It was the height of the Russiagate scandal surrounding allegations that Moscow actively meddled in American affairs to get Do…

RT (2020-11-26). Inaugural Dubai-Tel Aviv commercial flights touch down amid normalized relations between UAE and Israel. rt.com A flydubai flight from Tel Aviv touched down in Dubai on Thursday, marking the first scheduled commercial service between the United Arab Emirates and Israel, in a continuation of the two states' normalized relations. | Passengers on the Dubai-Tel Aviv leg earlier on Thursday were greeted on arrival by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, who hailed the inaugural four-hour journey as the "realization of a dream." | Some 200 Israelis then boarded the plane for its return leg to the UAE and were greeted with the message "Welcome to Dubai" as they disembarked. The airline will operate twice-daily fights bet…

Kathy Kelly (2020-11-26). Like a Rocket in the Garden: The Unending War in Afghanistan. dissidentvoice.org 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 …

Alex MacDonald (2020-11-26). Egyptian human-rights activist dies after contracting Covid-19. middleeasteye.net 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 | 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…

The Canary (2020-11-26). Government website crashes as people try and find out which tier of coronavirus restrictions they'll face. thecanary.co 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…

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

Margaret Kimberley (2020-11-26). Freedom Rider: Censorship in the Biden era. mronline.org The corporate media have joined the incoming administration in deciding what we can and cannot see and hear.

Ragip Soylu (2020-11-26). Qatar to invest billions of dollars in Turkey amid currency crisis. middleeasteye.net 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 | 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…

MEE staff (2020-11-26). Israeli court orders eviction of 87 Palestinians from East Jerusalem neighbourhood. middleeasteye.net 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 | 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…

Judi Cheng (2020-11-26). Racist killing in Brazil sparks protests, boycott & solidarity in US. liberationnews.org According to the Black Coalition for Rights in Brazil, 75.5 percent of victims of police murder in Brazil are Black.

The Canary (2020-11-26). 296 people died due to 'the 'militarisation' of UK and French borders. thecanary.co 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…

Nadda Osman (2020-11-26). Egyptian artist Ramy Essam's new song inspired by poet jailed for 1,000 days. middleeasteye.net Egyptian artist Ramy Essam's new song inspired by poet jailed for 1,000 days | Ramy Essam, who was at the forefront of the 2011 protests in Egypt, has released a new song to highlight Galal El-Behairy's imprisonment | Thu, 11/26/2020 – 10: 52 | Essam has released a new song to raise awareness of the imprisonment of Galal El-Behairy (MEE/Patrick Fore/Ganzeer) | Egyptian artist and musician Ramy Essam rele…

RT (2020-11-26). Is 'herd immunity' the answer after all? Moscow mayor claims that HALF of city's 12 million residents are now 'IMMUNE' to Covid-19. rt.com While most of Europe's large cities are now under strict lockdown to prevent Covid's spread, the biggest of them all, Moscow, is an exception. Instead of shutting down bars, shops and restaurants, a lighter touch has been applied. | On Thursday, the city's mayor indicated that the strategy — a mixture of appealing to personal responsibility and ordering relatively small-scale restrictions, while also beefing up hospital capacity — seems to be working. Sergey Sobyanin told national TV that about 50 percent of Muscovites are now immune to Covid-19 infection. | "The current option for slowing down the e…

MEE and agencies (2020-11-26). Morocco says Bahrain will open consulate in Western Sahara. middleeasteye.net 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 | 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…

MEE staff (2020-11-26). Palestinian hunger striker Maher al-Akhras released from Israeli prison. middleeasteye.net Palestinian hunger striker Maher al-Akhras released from Israeli prison | Akhras spent 103 days on hunger strike in protest against his administrative detention | 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…

MEE and agencies (2020-11-26). Turkey: Leaders of 2016 coup receive multiple life sentences. middleeasteye.net 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 | 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…

Judi Cheng (2020-11-26). Racist police killing in Brazil sparks protests, boycott & solidarity in US. liberationnews.org According to the Black Coalition for Rights in Brazil, 75.5 percent of victims of police murder in Brazil are Black.

RT (2020-11-26). Efficacy vs safety? AstraZeneca vaccine is 'busted flush' IF it cannot help elderly — but US jabs may be worse, UK doctor tells RT. rt.com AstraZeneca's Covid-19 vaccine could be a lost cause if it turns out that it cannot protect the elderly against the disease, Malcolm Kendrick, an NHS GP, told RT. He warned that on the other hand, US vaccines could be dangerous. | "Realistically, it has got to work for the elderly, otherwise it is a busted flush," the Scottish doctor said, commenting on the recent media reports about the jab's potential efficacy. Earlier, Bloomberg reported that the vaccine developed by the British-Swedish drug manufacturer might be much less effective for the elderly population than it is for younger people. | The reports…

Anand Naidoo (2020-11-26). The Heat: Crisis in Afghanistan. america.cgtn.com International donors pledge billions of dollars in aid to Afghanistan, but there's a catch.

Mike Bader (2020-11-26). The Last, Best Chance to Save the Northern Rockies. counterpunch.org 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

Global Research News (2020-11-26). Selected Articles: Bribery and Corruption in the Covid-19 Era. globalresearch.ca By 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, …

Lily Galili (2020-11-26). The 'banal' trauma of Israel's nightly raids on Palestinian children. middleeasteye.net 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 | 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…

Anthony Cartalucci (2020-11-26). Thailand: Anti-Government Mobs Use Violence to Attack Fellow Protesters. thealtworld.com 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

RT (2020-11-26). 'This is Canada, not North Korea!' WATCH Toronto BBQ owner get dragged away in handcuffs for breaching Covid-19 rules. rt.com Adamson Barbecue owner Adam Skelly has been arrested after opening his restaurant in direct defiance of lockdown orders in Toronto, with a crowd of BBQ lovers shouting 'shame!' as officers dragged him away. | The barbecue restaurant and Skelly himself became the center of controversy this week after he announced in an Instagram video on Tuesday that he was opening his doors. He also questioned lockdown orders and whether Covid-19 cases were being inflated. |

MEE staff (2020-11-26). Google plans fiber-optic cable linking Israel and Saudi Arabia. middleeasteye.net Google plans fiber-optic cable linking Israel and Saudi Arabia | Project would mark the latest sign of warming relations between the two historical enemies | 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…

RT (2020-11-26). Don't hug grandma this Christmas: UK public health chief's grim Covid advice as Britain readies for festive season. rt.com The UK is heading for a bleak winter as Prime Minister Boris Johnson's chief scientific adviser on Thursday warned Britons not to hug and kiss their elderly relatives at Christmas, in a bid to protect them from Covid-19. | "Would I encourage someone to hug and kiss their elderly relatives? No I would not," Professor Chris Whitty said, during a Downing Street coronavirus briefing and days after the PM had outlined He stressed that, while hugging grandparents is technically not "again…

MEE and agencies (2020-11-26). Gaza blockade has pushed more than one million people below poverty line. middleeasteye.net 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 | 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…

Yanis Iqbal (2020-11-26). Thomas Sankara: An icon of revolution. mronline.org 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.

South Front (2020-11-26). Video: Israel Enjoys Last Weeks of Love with Trump. Azerbaijan Controls Kalbajar District in Karabakh. globalresearch.ca 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 …

Mark Fiore (2020-11-26). Giving Thanks the Turkeys Are Leaving. progressive.org It looks like the Trump Administration might go out with a whimper instead of a civil insurrection-inducing bang.

Peoples Dispatch (2020-11-26). Major COVID-19 outbreak in Belmarsh prison, Assange's family raise alarm. peoplesdispatch.org 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…

Pablo Navarrete (2020-11-26). Campaign to 'make Amazon pay' launched today. thecanary.co This Black Friday, it is time to By

Cecilia Rikap (2020-11-26). What would a state-owned Amazon look like? Ask Argentina. zcomm.org Correo Compras promises to benefit workers, consumers and sellers, and could even use big data for the public good…

Chuck Collins (2020-11-26). Facing Holiday Rush, Frontlines Retail Workers Urge Billionaire Bosses to Share the Wealth. counterpunch.org 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

Kathy Kelly (2020-11-26). Like a Rocket in the Garden: The Unending War in Afghanistan‚Ä®. zcomm.org People in the United States continue to pretend that the despair and futility we've caused isn't our fault…

Stephen Lendman (2020-11-26). US Propaganda War on China. globalresearch.ca 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 …

teleSUR (2020-11-26). Bolivia: General Alfredo Cuellar Arrested Over Sacaba Massacre. telesurenglish.net The Prosecutor's Office ordered the arrest of Bolivian Air Force General Alfredo Cuellar over the massacre that occurred in Sacaba city during the protests against the U.S.-backed coup that took place in November 2019. | RELATED: | The Bolivian general will remain in a cell of the Special Forces for the Fight Against Crime(FELCC) until his cautionary hearing. | "In the Sacaba events, I only performed administrative functions.

Peoples Dispatch (2020-11-26). Bolivian police arrest a military general implicated in the Sacaba massacre. peoplesdispatch.org On November 24, Bolivian police arrested the commander of the Cochabamba Military Garrison, General Alfredo Cuellar, in connection with 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…

WSWS (2020-11-26). Australian war crimes report points to history of military atrocities and coverups. wsws.org For all the mythology of heroic and honourable armed forces, the report outlines more than a century of illegal killings, massacres and other abuses.

Pip Hinman (2020-11-26). Afghanistan: Charge politicians and generals responsible for war crimes. greenleft.org.au 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.

WSWS (2020-11-26). Tens of millions of workers to join all-India general strike. wsws.org As a direct consequence of the reaction of ruling elites to the pandemic, focused on profits and share prices, social opposition in the working class is erupting.

Sonali Kolhatkar (2020-11-26). Will Biden ensure my family is reunited? peoplesdispatch.org 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…

news.un (2020-11-26). Address water scarcity 'immediately and boldly', urges UN agriculture agency chief. news.un.org 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.

Pip Hinman (2020-11-26). WA Labor slashes public housing. greenleft.org.au 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.

Matthew Rozsa (2020-11-26). Weird Al's "We're All Doomed" nailed this sh*tshow of a year. salon.com In a single music video, Weird Al and The Gregory Brothers summed up the zeitgeist of 2020 as a "raging hellscape"

WSWS (2020-11-26). What UAW President Rory Gamble is really thankful for this Thanksgiving. wsws.org Few, if any, workers will read the trite and clichéd Thanksgiving message from United Auto Workers President Rory Gamble, published Wednesday on the UAW's web site. But it is worth mentioning for its sheer hypocrisy.

Peoples Dispatch (2020-11-26). Saudi women's rights activist Loujain al-Hathloul to face trial in a terrorism court. peoplesdispatch.org 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…

teleSUR (2020-11-26). Chile: 7 Arrested Amid Protest for Political Prisoners' Release. telesurenglish.net Seven people Wednesday were arrested during a protest for the release of hundreds of political prisoners who were captured during the 2019 social outbreak against Chile's President Sebastian Piñera. | RELATED: | Thousands of people took to the streets to "demand the freedom of the young people who remain in custody for their participation in the protests that followed October 18, 2019," protestor Ana Bohemia tweeted. | Pi…

Peter Boyle (2020-11-26). Unions call for urgent action on delivery rider deaths. greenleft.org.au 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.

Andrew Smith (2020-11-26). UK's Military Spending Boost Will Make the World More Dangerous. globalresearch.ca '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 …

Fight Back (2020-11-26). Chicago area nursing home workers' strike. fightbacknews.org 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.

Dr. Gilbert Berdine (2020-11-26). What the COVID Vaccine Hype Fails to Mention. globalresearch.ca Pfizer recently announced that its covid vaccine was

Jessica Corbett, staff writer (2020-11-26). Amid Public Health and Employment Crises, New Survey Shows Poor Americans Agree on Policy Solutions. commondreams.org With over 262,000 Americans killed by Covid-19, millions jobless and at risk of soon losing unemployment aid, and families and friends warned against spending Thanksgiving together because of the dangers of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, new polling results revealed Thursday that people with low incomes agree upon a range of policy solutions to poverty and hunger. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

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

Howard Mansfield (2020-11-26). The Covid-19 Pandemic Helps Tell the True Story of Thanksgiving. commondreams.org At the time the Pilgrims landed, the Wampanoags and their neighbors had been tested by the years they called the Great Dying. An epidemic from 1616 to 1619—which may have been smallpox (there are other theories)—had killed as many as 9 out of 10 coastal Indians. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Winona LaDuke (2020-11-26). Thanksgiving Is Time for Reparations. commondreams.org It's Thanksgiving morning everywhere in America. Thanksgiving needs to mean something to Native people, preferably in the form of justice and reparations. Not a "thanks for taking" sort of commemoration. Maybe it's even time for a reconciliation with Mother Earth. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Alexis Grenell (2020-11-26). The Collapse of the Cuomosexual. thenation.com The Collapse of the Cuomosexual…

Tara Ritter (2020-11-26). Why Agricultural Carbon Offsets Can't Play a Role in International Climate Action. commondreams.org Putting the responsibility of mitigation on farmers lets companies off the hook for reducing emissions along the entire supply chain. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

teleSUR (2020-11-26). Ecuador-U.S. Preliminary Trade Deal to Be Signed in December. telesurenglish.net Ecuador's Committee of Foreign Trade (Comex) authorized the beginning of negotiations for the subscription of a preliminary Free Trade Agreement (FTA) with the United States on December 7. | RELATED: | Foreign Trade Minister Ivan Ontaneda explained that the preliminary FTA will not address "sensitive issues" such as trade in agricultural goods. | The negotiations will be focused on issues such as export facilitation, better…

Otto Koenig and Richard Detje (2020-11-26). Bolivia – the left returns to power. indybay.org 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.

sputniknews (2020-11-26). Trump Says Will Vacate White House if Electoral College Votes for Biden. sputniknews.com The incumbent US president has so far refused to concede to what he called "election fraud", vowing to continue his legal battle to ensure that all ballots cast in the 3 November election are legitimate.

Julia Conley (2020-11-26). As retail giants enjoy soaring profits, workers demand hazard pay amid soaring pandemic. salon.com "America's essential workers are facing a holiday season of unparalleled danger."

Tim Anderson (2020-11-26). Australia's federal court endorses 'academic cancel culture', by Tim Anderson. thealtworld.com 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…

Amanda Mills (2020-11-26). "It's going to be a billionaire Thanksgiving." Wealth of US richest just hit $1 trillion since the start of the pandemic. nationofchange.org "The increases in billionaire wealth continue to defy gravity in the real economy where millions have lost their jobs, health, and livelihoods."

Mehr News Agency (2020-11-26). 154 works submitted to Documentary section of Cinema Verite. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Nov. 26 (MNA) — So far 154 works have been submitted to the Entrepreneurship Documentary Competition section of the 14th edition of "Cinema Verite" which is slated to be held in Tehran from Dec 8-14, 2020.

WSWS (2020-11-26). UK Chancellor launches austerity offensive: "Our economic emergency has only just begun." wsws.org The cost of this unprecedented economic collapse will be paid in its entirety by the working class.