2020-11-27: Social Media Postees

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Why Imperialism is Obsolete in Latin America
Vijay Prashad | counterpunch.org | 2020-11-27
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."
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Why Imperialism is Obsolete in Latin America
Vijay Prashad | counterpunch.org | 2020-11-27
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."
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Maradona: The Fragile God of the Global South
Pepe Escobar | globalresearch.ca | 2020-11-27
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 …
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The War Crimes of Bush and Blair — Afghanistan and Iraq
Rod Driver | globalresearch.ca | 2020-11-27
"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 …
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Why COVID-19 Granted the U.S. Most Favored Nation Status
Paul Street | counterpunch.org | 2020-11-27
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…
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Why COVID-19 Granted the U.S. Most Favored Nation Status
Paul Street | counterpunch.org | 2020-11-27
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…
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Venezuela Convicts Six CITGO Former Executives of Corruption
telesurenglish.net | 2020-11-27
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 Announces International Lawsuit Against US | 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…
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Supreme Court blocks New York's restrictions on religion amid COVID-19
Ashley Curtin | nationofchange.org | 2020-11-27
The Supreme Court's majority ruled that "even in a pandemic, the Constitution cannot be put away and forgotten."
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Dangerous Crossroads: NATO's Attempted Infringement of Russia's Airspace and Maritime Borders
Andrew Korybko | globalresearch.ca | 2020-11-27
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 …
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Police brutality against protesting migrants in Paris draws widespread outrage
Peoples Dispatch | peoplesdispatch.org | 2020-11-27
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…
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Venezuela Presents Proposal for an International Association Against US Sanctions to Stop Crimes Against Humanity (UN Security Council)
Orinoco Tribune | globalresearch.ca | 2020-11-27
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 …
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The double struggle of Black Native Americans
Staff | therealnews.com | 2020-11-27
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.
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Britain's Class War on Children
John Pilger | counterpunch.org | 2020-11-27
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.
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Britain's Class War on Children
John Pilger | globalresearch.ca | 2020-11-27
In this abridged article published by the London Daily Mirror & based on his 1975 film, Smashing Kids, John Pilger describes class as Britain's most virulent disease, causing record levels of child poverty. | *** | When I first reported on child | …
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France Risks More Than It Gains by Joining U.S.-led Anti-China Efforts
Paul Antonopoulos | globalresearch.ca | 2020-11-27
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 …
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Biden's Promise: America Is Back(wards)
Dr. Binoy Kampmark | globalresearch.ca | 2020-11-27
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 …
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Anti-Iran Saber Rattling
Stephen Lendman | globalresearch.ca | 2020-11-27
For over 40 years, the US never attacked Iranian territory — other than by covert operations. | Tehran's legitimate nuclear energy program has no military component — confirmed time and again by the IAEA and US intelligence community assessments. | Investigative journalist …
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First of four UN humanitarian airlifts for Ethiopia refugees lands in Khartoum
news.un.org | 2020-11-27
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.
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The New Norm: Government Lawbreaking
True Publica | globalresearch.ca | 2020-11-27
Government lawbreaking in Boris Johnson's adminstration has now reached an unprecedented scale for a British government — and we should all be concerned. | In September last year, the supreme court ruled that Boris Johnson's advice to the Queen that …
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Four Days in Occupied Western Sahara — A Rare Look Inside Africa's Last Colony as Ceasefire Ends
Staff | democracynow.org | 2020-11-27
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…
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Why Imperialism Is Obsolete in Latin America
Vijay Prashad | zcomm.org | 2020-11-27
An interview with Jorge Arreaza, foreign minister of Venezuela…
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Feminism Not Militarism
Medea Benjamin | zcomm.org | 2020-11-27
Interview on the Movement to Oppose Michèle Flournoy as Pentagon Chief…
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This Black Friday, it is time to #MakeAmazonPay
Casper Gelderblom | zcomm.org | 2020-11-27
Starting this Black Friday, the Progressive International is mobilizing with Amazon workers and their allies around the world. Here's why…
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Roaming Charges: Dumb All Over, Again
Jeffrey St. Clair | counterpunch.org | 2020-11-27
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.
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Scheer Intelligence: The California Genocide No One Talks About
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2020-11-27
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.
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Venezuela Convicts Six CITGO Former Executives Of Corruption
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2020-11-27
Six former executives of the CITGO Petroleum Corporation were sentenced to between eight and 13 years in prison after being found guilty of corruption. | 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 40 percent of the value of the embezzled goods. | Former executives Tomeu Vadell, Jorge Toledo, Gustavo Cardenas, Jose Zambrano, and Alirio Zambrano will serve eight years and ten months in priso…
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Police Launch Violent Crackdown On Paris Refugee Camp
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2020-11-27
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…
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Maradona: The Bolivarian Soccer Genius
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2020-11-27
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…
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International Coalition Of Activists Launches Protest Against Amazon
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2020-11-27
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…
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Selected Articles: No Thanks on Thanksgiving During US-Engineered Economic Collapse
Global Research News | globalresearch.ca | 2020-11-27
No Thanks on Thanksgiving During US-Engineered Economic Collapse | By Stephen Lendman, November 27 2020 | 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 | …
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No Thanks on Thanksgiving During US-Engineered Economic Collapse
Stephen Lendman | globalresearch.ca | 2020-11-27
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 …
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Union official denounces WSWS, seeks to intimidate workers at Australia Post meeting
wsws.org | 2020-11-27
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.
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Israeli blockade Has Cost Gaza $16.7 Billion
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2020-11-27
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…
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Lies, "Yellow Journalism" and the Death of the Mainstream Media
Timothy Alexander Guzman | globalresearch.ca | 2020-11-27
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 …
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Sunday 11/29: Activist Burnout Rx — Soothing the Changemaker Soul
XR SF Bay | indybay.org | 2020-11-27
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Iranian Navy' authority nullifies dream of Global Arrogance
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2020-11-27
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.
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Turkey sentences over 300 people to life for their alleged involvement in 2016 failed coup attempt
Peoples Dispatch | peoplesdispatch.org | 2020-11-27
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…
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Vindicating Jeremy Corbyn
Megan Sherman | globalresearch.ca | 2020-11-27
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 …
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An Open Letter to Trump Voters
Gary Olson | dissidentvoice.org | 2020-11-27
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, …
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How Mitch McConnell's Do Nothing Republicans Are Killing You
Robert Reich | commondreams.org | 2020-11-27
To them I ask: How much death and suffering must the American people endure before you act? | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
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COVID-19 lockdown in Iran's Sanandaj
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2020-11-27
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.
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On to Normalcy
Paul Atwood | counterpunch.org | 2020-11-27
On Veteran's Day last my chapter of Veterans for Peace/Major General Smedley Butler Brigade, stood out on one of the nation's most ancient and venerable platforms of dissent, Boston Common. We are an aging group. Once able to marshal hundreds, only 15 of us carried placards condemning war and speaking forcefully against numerous overseas troop…
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Department of Finance audit reveals repeated oil and gas regulation violations
Dan Bacher | indybay.org | 2020-11-27
"If you thought that dining with an oil lobbyist at French Laundry showed Newsom's true colors, this audit proves you right," said Kretzmann.
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Charity issues warning that fuel poverty will kill terminally ill people quicker this winter
The Canary | thecanary.co | 2020-11-27
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…
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How the Richmond Progressive Alliance Organized for Victory
Mike Parker | zcomm.org | 2020-11-27
In California the Richmond Progressive Alliance won another stunning victory in this month's local elections…
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Australian PM seeks to protect revenue from China while reasserting US alliance
wsws.org | 2020-11-27
Morrison pleaded that Australia should not have to choose between its "enduring alliance" with the US and a "beneficial relationship" with China.
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As Gwich'in, We Will Never Stop Fighting for Our Land
Bernadette Demientieff | commondreams.org | 2020-11-27
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…
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Clashes between rival protesters leaves four dead, dozens wounded in Iraq's south
MEE and agencies | middleeasteye.net | 2020-11-27
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 | MEE and agencies | 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…
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The Focus on Wild Horses Distracts From the Massive Damage Caused by the Livestock Industry
Erik Molvar | counterpunch.org | 2020-11-27
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…
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Celebrities demand airlines stop mass deportation flight to Jamaica
The Canary | thecanary.co | 2020-11-27
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…
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The Rise of Black Power in Britain
Louis Proyect | counterpunch.org | 2020-11-27
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…
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African nations 'far from ready' for COVID-19 vaccination drive, says UN health agency
news.un.org | 2020-11-27
As efforts to find a safe and effective vaccine 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.
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A Plea to MPs from Mike Yeadon: "Don't Vote for Lockdown". "The Pandemic Is Over"
Dr. Mike Yeadon | globalresearch.ca | 2020-11-27
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 …
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Terror attack not to set back Iran nuclear program
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2020-11-27
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.
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Velayati condemns assassination of Iranian scientist
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2020-11-27
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.
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COVID-19 Economy: A Deliberate Disaster
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2020-11-27
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,…
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(Un)Happy Holiday: Trump Administration Gifts Big Oil as it Guts Migratory Bird Treaty Act
commondreams.org | 2020-11-27
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Nigerians Reject US Imperialism With #EndSARS Protests
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2020-11-27
Massive and intense protests against the controversial Special Anti-Robbery Squad, or SARS unit, have been going on for at least four weeks now in Nigeria, but tensions between the SARS unit and the Nigerian people have only boiled over from older longstanding issues. Now, it seems that these current protests are not just against the controversial unit itself, but are also a wholesale rejection of US imperialism and the influence of US policy that many outside of Nigeria may not even be aware of. I'm joined by Abiodun Aremu, secretary for the Joint Action Front in Lagos, Nigeria, to talk about these issues.
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Imperial engineer to develop AI clinician to help frontline health workers
imperial.ac.uk | 2020-11-27
Professor Aldo Faisal has won a Turing AI Fellowship to develop AI that will help doctors make complex decisions.
imperial.ac.uk/news/209593/imperial-engineer-develop-ai-clinician-help

Lebanon economic crisis: How a central bank audit turned into a quagmire
Kareem Chehayeb | middleeasteye.net | 2020-11-27
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? | Kareem Chehayeb | 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…
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On to Normalcy
Paul Atwood | counterpunch.org | 2020-11-27
On Veteran's Day last my chapter of Veterans for Peace/Major General Smedley Butler Brigade, stood out on one of the nation's most ancient and venerable platforms of dissent, Boston Common. We are an aging group. Once able to marshal hundreds, only 15 of us carried placards condemning war and speaking forcefully against numerous overseas troop…
counterpunch.org/2020/11/27/on-to-normal…

COVID-19 spread in different social settings – new Imperial report
imperial.ac.uk | 2020-11-27
In a global analysis of where SARS-CoV-2 transmission takes place, households show the highest transmission rates.
imperial.ac.uk/news/209673/covid-19-spread-different-social-settings-imperial

Maradona, Soccer's God has Died
Cesar Chelala | counterpunch.org | 2020-11-27
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…
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What We Do Now Will Determine the Future: Throw Away the Masks
Miguel Iradier | globalresearch.ca | 2020-11-27
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 …
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Millions face a financial cliff as grim economic news keeps on coming
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2020-11-27
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…
www.fightbacknews.org/2020/11/26/million…

Community Wants Justice For Mother Of Three Killed By Teen Driver
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2020-11-27
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.
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More Transparency Demanded for Gene-edited Crops
GMWatch | globalresearch.ca | 2020-11-27
Researchers at North Carolina State University are calling for a coalition of biotech industry, government and non-government organizations, trade organizations, and academic experts to work together to provide basic information about gene-edited crops to lift the veil on how plants …
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Monday 11/30: Bakanal De Afrique (Bda) Festival
Afro Urban Society | indybay.org | 2020-11-27
San Francisco…
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Hard revenge awaiting scientist's assassination perpetrators
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2020-11-27
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.
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Resistance cinema enjoys long life as cinema history
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2020-11-27
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.
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Escaping the Armed Madhouse
Chad Nelson | counterpunch.org | 2020-11-27
A review of Robert Anton Wilson's The Starseed Signals…
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Thanksgiving Holiday With Food Not Bombs
Lynda Carson | indybay.org | 2020-11-27
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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NIAC Statement on the Attempted Assassination of Iranian Nuclear Scientist
commondreams.org | 2020-11-27
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This Week's Most Popular Articles
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Video: Why US-Funded Mobs Are Attacking Thai-Chinese Relations
Brian Berletic | globalresearch.ca | 2020-11-27
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 …
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Future visions and better balance: News from the College
imperial.ac.uk | 2020-11-27
Here's a batch of fresh news and announcements from across Imperial.
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How Postal Workers Saved The Election
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2020-11-27
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…
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Candle-light ceremony of servants in Hazrat Masoumeh Shrine
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2020-11-27
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.
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Court in Tunisia sentences blogger to two years in prison over social media posts
Peoples Dispatch | peoplesdispatch.org | 2020-11-27
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)…
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US CDC plans to reduce quarantine time after potential COVID-19 exposure
wsws.org | 2020-11-27
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.
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African nations 'far from ready' for COVID-19 vaccination drive, says UN health agency
news.un.org | 2020-11-27
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.
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5 Stages of Loss
Peter Kuper | thenation.com | 2020-11-27
5 Stages of Loss…
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COVID-19: Testing still vital even as vaccines roll out
news.un.org | 2020-11-27
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.
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VIDEO: Israeli police act brutally for not wearing masks
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2020-11-27
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.
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Ricardo Salvador on US's Dysfunctional Food System
CounterSpin | fair.org | 2020-11-27
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America's Future Is Liberal Fascism Sporting a Smiley Shirt and Armed With a Syringe
_____ | strategic-culture.org | 2020-11-27
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…
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Trump Administration Is Rushing To Mine Sacred Tribal Land
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2020-11-27
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…"
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Iran offers full commitment to JCPOA if Biden decides to re-join the nuclear deal and lift all sanctions
Peoples Dispatch | peoplesdispatch.org | 2020-11-27
The Trump administration unilaterally withdrew from the deal in May 2018 and imposed various sanctions against Iran without any international approval…
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Far From a Change, RCEP Agreement is More Capitalism as Usual
Pete Dolack | counterpunch.org | 2020-11-27
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…
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Assassination perpetrators definitely to be punished
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2020-11-27
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.
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EPA Finds Glyphosate Is Likely to Injure or Kill 93% of Endangered Species

| globalresearch.ca | 2020-11-27
The Environmental Protection Agency released a draft biological evaluation today finding that glyphosate is likely to injure or kill 93% of the plants and animals protected under the Endangered Species Act. | The long-anticipated draft biological evaluation released by the agency's …
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U.S. Election 'Success'… And Hey Presto 'Russian Interference' Disappears
_____ | strategic-culture.org | 2020-11-27
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…
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Israel behind attack on Iranian scientist: NY Times reports
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2020-11-27
TEHRAN, Nov. 27 (MNA) — New York Times quoted intelligence officials as saying that Israel regime was behind the assassination of Iranian scientist Mohsen Fakhrizadeh.
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Palestinian administrative detainee Maher al-Akhras free at last
Peoples Dispatch | peoplesdispatch.org | 2020-11-27
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…
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Taiwan: A US Foothold Before a Chinese Tidal Wave
Tony Cartalucci | globalresearch.ca | 2020-11-27
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 …
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Iowa Tribe Creates National Park
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2020-11-27
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."
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Tuesday 12/1: Alicia Garza: BLM Co-Founder & Activist on New Book, "The Purpose of Power"
Commonwealth Club | indybay.org | 2020-11-27
Online via livestream…
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STUNNING NEWS! Trump experiences an Enlightenment, takes actions to end his term with positive endeavors
Michael Payne | nationofchange.org | 2020-11-27
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.
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Breaking barricades, braving repression, farmers reach Indian capital Delhi
Peoples Dispatch | peoplesdispatch.org | 2020-11-27
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…
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Readiness of Armed Forces, 'deterrent': Defense Ministry
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2020-11-27
TEHRAN, Nov. 27 (MNA) — The Political-Ideological Director of the Ministry of Defense said that readiness of the Armed Forces is 'deterrent'.
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Trump and a Republic That We Could not Keep
David Schultz | counterpunch.org | 2020-11-27
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…
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European Sanctions Against Turkey Are More Likely than Ever
Armen Tigranakert | globalresearch.ca | 2020-11-27
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 …
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Atlas Welcomes Killing Loved Ones With Covid as This May Be 'Their Final Thanksgiving'
Julia Conley, Common Dreams | indybay.org | 2020-11-27
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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Police to pay out £875,000 over the arrest of two journalists
The Canary | thecanary.co | 2020-11-27
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…
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Workers Struggles: Europe, Middle East & Africa
wsws.org | 2020-11-27
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…
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/11/27/wkrs…

UK-based couple threaten legal action over Muslim Pro data sharing
Nadda Osman | middleeasteye.net | 2020-11-27
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 | Nadda Osman | 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…
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How COVID-19 spreads indoors — new Imperial report
imperial.ac.uk | 2020-11-27
In a global analysis of where SARS-CoV-2 transmission takes place, households show the highest transmission rates.
imperial.ac.uk/news/209673/how-covid-19-spreads-indoors-imperial-report

Parl. speaker vows severe revenge for scientist assassination
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2020-11-27
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.
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Turkey seeking to repair Saudi relations with high-level contacts
Ragip Soylu | middleeasteye.net | 2020-11-27
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 | Ragip Soylu | 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…
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Differing Mask Mandates in Georgia Schools Put Teachers at Risk for COVID
Staff | truthout.org | 2020-11-27
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…
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What is Happening in the United States
CP Editor | counterpunch.org | 2020-11-27
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Despite eight-year struggle, Tazreen fire victims in Bangladesh yet to get justice
Peoples Dispatch | peoplesdispatch.org | 2020-11-27
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…
peoplesdispatch.org/2020/11/27/despite-e…

Desperation and Hope Amid the Wuhan Outbreak
Shen Lu | thenation.com | 2020-11-27
Desperation and Hope Amid the Wuhan Outbreak…
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The anti-refugee police riot in Paris: A warning to the working class
wsws.org | 2020-11-27
An irrepressible conflict is emerging between the working class and the financial aristocracy, powerful sections of which support building a fascist police state…
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/11/27/pers…

'16th Resistance Int'l FilmFest festival of wonders'
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2020-11-27
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.
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What Simon & Schuster's Acquisition Would Mean for American Publishing
Editor | scheerpost.com | 2020-11-27
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… | Source…
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The Rise of Black Power in Britain
Louis Proyect | counterpunch.org | 2020-11-27
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…
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Canada's Housing Co-ops Find Success Despite Covid-19 Challenges
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2020-11-27
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…
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How AIMIM Has Emerged As the Principal Challenger of the BJP, Not 'Secular' Parties
Badri Raina | zcomm.org | 2020-11-27
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.
zcomm.org/znetarticle/how-aimim-has-emer…

Scientist's assassination a coward move with Israeli role
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2020-11-27
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.
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Arabic press review: 'Mass corruption' probe at Saudi defence ministry
Mohammad Ayesh | middleeasteye.net | 2020-11-27
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 | Mohammad Ayesh | Fri, 11/27/2020 – 14: 45 | Saudi authorities are reportedly investigating 158 criminal cases involving 226 Saudi citizens and residents suspected of squandering hun…
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If maliciously defying voting doesn't justify another impeachment, what does?
Robert S. Becker | nationofchange.org | 2020-11-27
Where are widespread calls to arms that defying a legitimate election qualifies as the crisis of crises?>…
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Biden Should Call for Emergency G20 Leaders Meeting, Says Religious Development Group
commondreams.org | 2020-11-27
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There is rage on the streets of Guatemala
Carlos Barrientos | zcomm.org | 2020-11-27
For the past several days, hundreds of thousands of people have taken to the streets in Guatemala against the corruption of the political elites…
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Rising hunger in drought-stricken southern Madagascar forcing families to eat insects: WFP
news.un.org | 2020-11-27
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.
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Blue Plaque unveiled for Nobel Prize-winner Abdus Salam
imperial.ac.uk | 2020-11-27
English Heritage have unveiled a Blue Plaque to mark the home of Professor Abdus Salam, who founded the Theoretical Physics Department at Imperial.
imperial.ac.uk/news/209573/blue-plaque-unveiled-nobel-prize-winner-abdus

Enemies not to stop plotting against Iran: Amir-Abdollahian
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2020-11-27
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.
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The Rich Are Cheering Wall Street's Latest Records. Americans of Modest Means Are Draining 401(k)s
Sam Pizzigati | commondreams.org | 2020-11-27
The nation's woefully inadequate response to the pandemic is jeopardizing millions of retirement futures. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
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Tiny Desk, Tinier Man
Futher Column, By Abby Zimet, Staff Writer | commondreams.org | 2020-11-27
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Does Shopping Ethically Really Make A Difference?
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2020-11-27
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.
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Berejiklian threatens to demolish inner city public housing
Pip Hinman | greenleft.org.au | 2020-11-27
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.
greenleft.org.au/content/berejiklian-thr…

250 million people participate in countrywide strike in India
Peoples Dispatch | peoplesdispatch.org | 2020-11-27
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…
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SEC services obliged to identify those behind assassination
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2020-11-27
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.
en.mehrnews.com/news/166431/SEC-services…

Iran to make terrorists regret their act
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2020-11-27
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.
en.mehrnews.com/news/166421/Iran-to-make…

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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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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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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Bolivia: General Alfredo Cuellar Arrested Over Sacaba Massacre
telesurenglish.net | 2020-11-26
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: | Bolivia: Jeanine Anez Prevented From Leaving the Country | 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.
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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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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…

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…

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.
mronline.org/2020/11/26/freedom-rider-ce…

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…
peoplesdispatch.org/2020/11/26/why-imper…

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…
peoplesdispatch.org/2020/11/26/major-cov…

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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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‚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…
zcomm.org/znetarticle/like-a-rocket-in-t…

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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Leading House Dems Demand 'Full Accounting' on Trump Order Allowing Purge of Federal Workforce
Andrea Germanos, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2020-11-26
"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…
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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…
thecanary.co/uk/news/2020/11/26/296-peop…

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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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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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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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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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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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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France Not Recognizing Independence of Republic of Artsakh, Foreign Ministry Says
sputniknews.com | 2020-11-26
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.
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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…
zcomm.org/znetarticle/britains-class-war…

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 …
globalresearch.ca/us-propaganda-war-chin…

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…

UK student nurse and her daughter speak out on impact of pandemic
wsws.org | 2020-11-26
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.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/11/26/inel…

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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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…
www.middleeasteye.net/news/gaza-blockade…

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…

VIDEO: Kylie Gilbert released from jail in prisoner swap
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2020-11-26
TEHRAN, Nov. 26 (MNA) — One Iranian businessman along with two other Iranian nationals who were detained abroad due to false charges were exchanged with Kylie Moore Gilbert, a spy working for the Zionist regime.
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Iran petchem plant operates at 104% of capacity
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2020-11-26
TEHRAN, Nov. 26 (MNA) — Martyr Tondgouyan Petrochemical Plant, has operated beyond expectations by producing 107,000 tons of petrochemicals which are 104 percent of its installed capacity in the period between October 21 and November 20, 2020.
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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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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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FROM THE FIELD: Girl child soldier shunned at home in Uganda
news.un.org | 2020-11-26
A young mother has been talking about how she was shunned by her community in Uganda when she returned home after being abducted and forced to fight for rebels as a child soldier.
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We needed to hear Melania Trump say "Who gives a f*ck about Christmas"
Erin Keane | salon.com | 2020-11-26
It was hard proof that Melania Trump is just as bad as the rest of her clan — and we all heard it…
salon.com/2020/11/26/we-needed-to-hear-m…

Millions of Farmers and Workers Protest Across India
telesurenglish.net | 2020-11-26
India witnessed on Thursday the march of thousands of farmers to New Delhi and a national strike to which 250 million workers were called. | RELATED: | India Enters a Technical Recession for 1st Time in History | The states of Kerala, Bengal, Delhi, Haryana, Punjab, and Uttar Pradesh were the scene of massive demonstrations by farmers against laws that allow large traders to purchase products directly from farmers. | "Instead of guaranteeing prices and bringing security to the mark…
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TeleSUR Signal Returns to Bolivian Television
telesurenglish.net | 2020-11-26
Bolivia's Vice President David Choquehuanca announced that as of Wednesday teleSUR multi-media platform's signal will return to the Bolivian television after a year of being off the air by order of the coup-born regime led by Jeanine Añez. | RELATED: | Bolivia and Venezuela Formally Resume Diplomatic Relations | "The signal of Latin America's most important multi-media is back. Censorship is not the path to people's democracy. Today we celebrate freedom of expression," Choquehuanca…
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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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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…

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…
peoplesdispatch.org/2020/11/26/will-bide…

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…

Amid Public Health and Employment Crises, New Survey Shows Poor Americans Agree on Policy Solutions
Jessica Corbett, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2020-11-26
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…
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Iraq's economic and political crisis threatens to ignite new upheavals
wsws.org | 2020-11-26
Iraq has become a key political battleground in US imperialism's militaristic confrontation with Iran, further exacerbating its crisis.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/11/26/iraq…

Trump Announces Pardon for Ex Security Adviser Who Lied to FBI
telesurenglish.net | 2020-11-26
U.S. President Donald Trump on Wednesday announced he has pardoned Michael Flynn, his former National Security Adviser who pleaded guilty to lying to the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). | RELATED: | Trump Lawyer Dumped After Claiming Hugo Chavez Rigged U.S. Election | "It is my Great Honor to announce that General Michael T. Flynn has been granted a Full Pardon," Trump tweeted, congratulating the retired Army lieutenant general while wishing him "a truly fantastic Th…
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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…
thecanary.co/uk/2020/11/26/veteran-anti-…

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…

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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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…

"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…

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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Why Agricultural Carbon Offsets Can't Play a Role in International Climate Action
Tara Ritter | commondreams.org | 2020-11-26
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…
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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 …
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Sunday 11/29: Activist Burnout Rx — Soothing the Changemaker Soul
XR SF Bay | indybay.org | 2020-11-26
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Thanksgiving Is Time for Reparations
Winona LaDuke | commondreams.org | 2020-11-26
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…
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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…

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…

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

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…
zcomm.org/znetarticle/covid-economy-a-de…

Chile: Gov't Pension Fund Withdrawal Draft Advances in Senate
telesurenglish.net | 2020-11-26
Chile's Senate approved on Thursday the second withdrawal of 10 percent of individual pension funds (AFPs), aiming to support the population during the economic crisis unleashed by the COVID-19 pandemic. | RELATED: | Chile: Second Fund Withdrawal Bill Goes Into a Debate | The lawmakers approved the government's draft with 35 votes in favor, one against, and five abstentions, allowing the withdrawal and establishing that those who access it have to pay the corresponding income tax. The…
telesurenglish.net/news/Chile-Govt-Pensi…

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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Inaugural Dubai-Tel Aviv commercial flights touch down amid normalized relations between UAE and Israel
rt.com | 2020-11-26
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…
rt.com/news/507941-israel-uae-first-comm…