2020-12-01: News Headlines

Brian Berletic (2020-12-01). Video: US-Backed Thai Mobs Remove Barriers at Army Base. asia-pacificresearch.com

Prof Michel Chossudovsky (2020-12-01). What is Covid-19, SARS-2. How is it Tested? How is It Measured? The Fear Campaign Has No Scientific Basis. globalresearch.ca The data and concepts have been manipulated with a view to sustaining the fear campaign. The estimates are meaningless. The figures have been hyped to justify the closure of the national economy. Covid-19 is a public health concern but it is NOT a dangerous virus.

Ramzy Baroud (2020-12-01). Moving Past Apartheid: One-State is not Ideal Justice, but It is Just and Possible. dissidentvoice.org Once again, Europe's top diplomats expressed their 'deep concern' regarding Israel's ongoing illegal settlement expansion, again evoking the maxim that Israeli actions "threaten the viability of the two-state solution". This position was communicated by EU Foreign Affairs Chief, Josep Borrell, on November 19, during a video-conference with Palestinian Authority Foreign Minister, Riyad al-Maliki. All Israeli …

Lawrence Wittner (2020-12-01). Is the Nationalist Tide Receding? counterpunch.org Nationalism—placing the interests of one's own nation above the interests of other nations—has been a powerful force in world affairs for centuries. But it seemed on the wane after 1945, when the vast devastation of World War II—a conflict fostered by rightwing, nationalist demagogues—convinced people around the globe of the necessity to transcend nationalism and

Project Censored (2020-12-01). #15. Indigenous Trauma and Suicide an Enduring Legacy of Colonialism. projectcensored.org From evidence of neglect at government-run clinics in Canada's northern reserves to the tragic loss of lives in remote villages in Alaska and on reservation lands in Montana, independent news…

teleSUR (2020-12-01). Three LATAM Women Were Awarded the 2020 Goldman Prize. telesurenglish.net The 2020 Goldman Environmental Prize was awarded to five activists in the fight against environmental pollution and climate change. Three of the winners are from the Latin American and Caribbean region. | RELATED: | The Mayan indigenous leader Leydy Pech was honored for her contribution to put an end to the farming of genetically modified soybeans in Mexico by the U.S. company Monsanto. In September 2017, Mexico's Fo…

teleSUR (2020-12-01). Guatemala: Indigenous People Block Roads Against Giammattei. telesurenglish.net Hundreds of Indigenous people Monday blocked the main highways of western Guatemala to demand President Alejandro Giammattei's resignation and reject austerity, corruption, and police brutality. | RELATED: | The Indigenous communities of the Solola Department, located 130 kilometers from Guatemala City, organized the blockades on the Inter-American highway, which leads to the capital. | "On November 24, our communit…

Abayomi Azikiwe (2020-12-01). Scientists and Historians Uncover Further Details of Racist 1921 Tulsa Massacre. globalresearch.ca During World War I (1914-1918) and the immediately following years (1919-1921), racial tensions escalated inside the United States resulting in numerous efforts by white racists to contain and in many cases remove the presence of African Americans. | One of the …

Junaid S. Ahmad (2020-12-01). Palestine Solidarity Committee (PSC) Calls Upon Government of Pakistan to Refrain from Recognizing Israel. globalresearch.ca Dear friends, sisters, brothers, and comrades in the struggle for peace and justice: | We hope this finds all of you well and safe. | The Palestine Solidarity Committee (PSC)-Pakistan is deeply distressed at the way in which the US and the …

WSWS (2020-12-01). COVID-19 cases explode at GM Fort Wayne as UAW abets cover-up. wsws.org Management memos obtained by the World Socialist Web Site Autoworker Newsletter document 50 cases in the plant between November 6 and November 23. Eleven cases were reported November 20 alone, indicating the rate of infection is increasing.

Stephen Lendman (2020-12-01). Initial Iranian Response to Assassination of Its Top Nuclear Scientist. globalresearch.ca Iranian parliamentarians responded swiftly to last Friday's assassination of nuclear scientist Mohsen Fakhrizadeh — more from the country's ruling authorities highly likely. | According to Iran's Intelligence Ministry, Fakhrizadeh was martyred by at least one explosion and gunfire from a number …

Lucas Leiroz de Almeida (2020-12-01). IMF Refuses to Help Ukraine. globalresearch.ca Ukraine's economic situation is getting more and more complicated. The country is going through a moment of great crisis, from which it hoped to mitigate the effects by receiving emergency financial aid from the International Monetary Fund. However, the IMF …

Peter Koenig (2020-12-01). Nuremberg Trial: 75 years Ago and What it Means Today. dissidentvoice.org On Saturday 21 November 2020 Russia celebrated the 75th Anniversary of the beginning of the Nuremberg Trials which started on 20 November 1945 and lasted almost a year, until 1 October 1946. The Tribunal was given the task of trying and judging 24 of the most atrocious political and military leaders of the Third Reich. …

Jamal Rich (2020-12-01). Film, communism, radical politics: A conversation between Boots Riley and Charisse Burden-Stelly. peoplesworld.org WASHINGTON, D.C.— In late October, the Claudia Jones School for Political Education and the New Dawn Podcast co-hosted scholar Dr. Charisse Burden-Stelly and artist Boots Riley for an evening conversation titled Anti-capitalism In These Times. Burden-Stelly is a scholar of political theory, political economy, and intellectual history. She is currently a visiting scholar with the …

RT (2020-12-01). Pic of Aussie soldier CHUGGING BEER from 'prosthetic leg of dead Taliban fighter' emerges amid Afghan war crimes report fallout. rt.com Leaked photographs purportedly show Australian soldiers partying with an artificial limb that belonged to a Taliban militant, amid growing outrage over a report detailing suspected abuses committed by Aussie troops in Afghanistan. | In one of the images, a senior Australian special forces soldier is seen drinking beer from the prosthetic leg, the Guardian, which obtained the photographs,

WSWS (2020-12-01). COVID-19 and the lessons of 2020: A socialist perspective for the struggles ahead. wsws.org The Socialist Equality Party and International Youth and Students for Social Equality in Australia are holding an online public meeting to discuss the program the working class must adopt to fight the social, economic and political crisis resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic.

Andrea Germanos, staff writer (2020-12-01). Warning of International Law Violations, Rights Groups Demand Halt to Trump Weapons Sale to UAE. commondreams.org "In Yemen, airstrikes by the Saudi- and Emirati-led Coalition are responsible for the majority of civilian casualties," 29 groups write in a new letter. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Jesse Jackson (2020-12-01). The Future of the United States Is at Stake in Georgia. commondreams.org The two U.S. Senate races there are a microcosm of America's struggle to find a way forward. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Mehr News Agency (2020-12-01). VIDEO: Moroccans burn Israeli flag in unity with Palestine. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Dec. 01 (MNA) — Moroccan people set the Israeli regime's flag on fire to show support to the oppressed people of Palestine, on the International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People (Nov. 29), which is a UN-organized observance.

Mehr News Agency (2020-12-01). Over 220,000 people have been killed in Yemen: UN. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Dec. 01 (MNA) — The United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) says the war in Yemen and its aftermath has claimed lives of 223,000 people so far.

Staff (2020-12-01). "Part of the Solution": Meet the Black Doctor Who Joined a Vaccine Trial After Her Dad Died of COVID. democracynow.org As the drugmakers Pfizer and Moderna seek emergency approval for their coronavirus vaccines, public health bodies and regulators are weighing how to distribute the vaccines and who will get access to them. The pandemic is disproportionately impacting African American, Latinx and Indigenous communities, exposing long-standing inequities and systemic racism in the U.S. healthcare system. These same communities are underrepresented in the clinical trials for COVID-19 vaccines, due in part to centuries of abusive treatment at the hands of medical researchers. We speak with Dr. Chris Pernell, a public health physician…

Staff (2020-12-01). World AIDS Day Is Grim Reminder of an Ongoing Epidemic, with 700,000 Dead from HIV/AIDS in 2019. democracynow.org December 1 is World AIDS Day, and as the world waits on an effective vaccine for COVID-19, we look at the ongoing AIDS epidemic and how the coronavirus has threatened treatment for those living with HIV. Author and journalism professor Steven Thrasher says the coronavirus has amplified racial, class and other disparities, just as AIDS has done for decades, and that treatments must have an antiracist and anti-capitalist foundation in order to be successful. "HIV/AIDS has continued to kill way too many people. Almost 700,000 people died last year," says Thrasher. "The problem is not just the drugs. It's the conditi…

Staff (2020-12-01). Vaccine Ethics: Doctor Warns Against Paying People to Get COVID Vaccine as U.S. Preps Distribution. democracynow.org As distribution of coronavirus vaccines draws near, a recent poll suggests that 42% of Americans are reluctant to take the vaccine. In response, some, including former Maryland congressmember and presidential candidate John Delaney, are pushing to pay people to get vaccinated, a move being discouraged by many, including Dr. Monica Peek, a physician, associate professor of medicine and health disparities researcher at the University of Chicago. She says there are major concerns about how to ensure at-risk groups get vaccinated while overcoming public doubts about the safety and efficacy of the vaccines, but paying…

news.un (2020-12-01). With challenges, COVID-19 also saw initiatives helping migrants: Guterres. news.un.org The Global Compact for Migration, adopted by countries in 2018 as a comprehensive framework for cooperation on international migration, is "taking root in promising ways", the UN Secretary General said on Tuesday.

WSWS (2020-12-01). Deaths mount as Spain's PSOE—Podemos government escalates assault on migrants. wsws.org At least nine migrants died last week trying to reach the Canary Islands, bringing the total deaths on the West African migration route to more than 500 this year.

Freedom Socialist Party Bay Area (2020-12-01). Sunday 12/13: The Confounding 2020 Election: Analysis & Next Steps for Action. indybay.org Zoom (registration link in description)…

RT (2020-12-01). Phallic statue in Bavarian mountains vanishes… just like mysterious Utah monolith. rt.com German police have launched a probe into the disappearance of a famous phallus-shaped statue on the slopes of a Bavarian mountain. And this story has uncanny echoes of that of the metal monolith discovered in Utah last week. | The two-meter-tall wooden statue had become one of the landmarks of the Grunten Mountain, south-west of Munich. The statue was marked as a "cultural monument" on Google maps, and hikers loved taking photos of themselves next to it. | But last weekend, the monument disappeared, with only a stump being left in the spot where it had been erected, Germany's Allgaeuer Zeitung newspaper report…

MEE and agencies (2020-12-01). Covid-19: Hamas leader in Gaza tests positive. middleeasteye.net Covid-19: Hamas leader in Gaza tests positive | Yahya Sinwar, head of Hamas's political bureau in the Gaza Strip, is in generally good health, says Hamas spokesperson | Tue, 12/01/2020 – 17: 33 | Hamas leader Yahya Sinwar speaks during a press conference for Quds (Jerusalem) day in Gaza City on 30 May 2019 (AFP/File photo) | The leader of Hamas in Gaza, Yahya Sinwar, tested positive for Co…

MEE staff (2020-12-01). Israel High Court authorises takeover of Palestinian land near Jerusalem. middleeasteye.net Israel High Court authorises takeover of Palestinian land near Jerusalem | Court's decision reportedly paves the way for the retroactive formalisation of a number of illegal outposts and settlements | Tue, 12/01/2020 – 12: 09 | The Palestinian Qalandiya refugee camp (foreground) and the Jewish settlement of Kokhav Yaakov (background), in the Israeli-occupied West Bank, 6 July 2017 (AFP) | Israel's High Court a…

MEE staff (2020-12-01). Israel invokes nation-state law in denying transport to Palestinian schoolchildren in Galilee. middleeasteye.net Israel invokes nation-state law in denying transport to Palestinian schoolchildren in Galilee | A court has ruled that facilitating two young Palestinian citizens of Israel's access to Karmiel school would undermine the town's 'Jewish character' | Tue, 12/01/2020 – 13: 14 | Israeli Municipality of Karmiel in Galilee refused to finance or organise commute for two schoolchildren from the Palestinian community in…

Michael Berkowitz (2020-12-01). How capitalism underdeveloped Appalachia: The economic truth 'Hillbilly Elegy' ignores. peoplesworld.org Ron Howard's new Netflix movie Hillbilly Elegy is a strange mélange of histrionic soap opera and half-baked attempts at social criticism. The storyline follows J.D. Vance's autobiography of his journey from a troubled youth in Kentucky through his quest to find employment with a prestigious law firm. The movie unconvincingly thrashes out in several directions …

RT (2020-12-01). Moscow to ban state officials & military personnel from holding foreign citizenships & residence permits as part of major reform. rt.com Russian President Vladimir Putin has introduced a new bill to ban civil servants and armed forces personnel from holding other allegiances. The measure is set to apply to around one million state employees. | They will be prohibited from holding foreign citizenships and residence permits under the plan, which has been published in the State Duma's online database. | "A soldier, a federal state civil servant, an employee of state security bodies can only be a citizen of the Russian Federation who does not have citizenship (nationality) of a foreign state or a residence permit or other document confirming the ri…

RT (2020-12-01). Nuclear war between US & Russia more likely as Americans 'share' bombs with European NATO members — Deputy FM Ryabkov. rt.com Russia has called for the US to halt the deployment of nuclear weapons on the territory of NATO's European members, arguing it both violates the terms of existing treaties and makes a devastating conflict more likely to happen. | Deputy Foreign Minister Sergey Ryabkov told a meeting sponsored by energy companies Chevron and Transneft on Monday that Moscow "hopes that the United States will stop 'sharing' nuclear weapons with its allies, and stop deploying nuclear weapons in countries that do not possess such weapons… Obviously, this leads to destabilization, in addition, new risks appear," he added, "and thi…

RT (2020-12-01). Heavily-armed bank robbers launch 'MAJOR ASSAULT' on city in Brazil, before locals swoop in to pick up leftover cash (VIDEOS). rt.com A gang of armed thieves laid siege to a Brazilian city and assaulted banks in what the city's mayor called a "robbery of great proportions." Video footage caught the brazen criminals in action, before police arrested several. | The thieves,

RT (2020-12-01). Brussels lockdown orgy: Hungarian EU lawmaker and diplomats among 25 men busted by police during 'gang bang'. rt.com A member of the European Parliament and several diplomats were caught by police at an illegal lockdown "orgy" in a bar in central Brussels, with local media reporting that the lawmaker tried to flee the scene through a window. | Officers reportedly encountered 25 naked men enjoying a drink-and-drugs-fuelled "party of legs in the air" when they raided the venue on Rue des Pierres in the Belgian capital on Friday night. "We interrupted a gang bang!" a source told the Belgian newspaper La Dernière Heure (DH). | MEP József Szájer admitted in a statement on Tuesday that he was at the "private p…

RT (2020-12-01). Trier car-ramming apparently was 'on purpose,' officials say, as 4, including child, confirmed dead. rt.com Police have confirmed four deaths in Trier, Germany after a car plowed into a pedestrian area. While the driver's actions appear to have been intentional, the public prosecutor says there are no indications of an Islamist motive. | Also on rt.com | | DETAILS TO FOLLOW…

MEE staff (2020-12-01). US accuses UAE of funding Russian mercenaries in Libya. middleeasteye.net US accuses UAE of funding Russian mercenaries in Libya | A US Africa Command says Wagner Group's support of Khalifa Haftar may have been paid for by its ally the United Arab Emirates | Tue, 12/01/2020 – 13: 21 | The US Pentagon said Wagner had deployed 2,000 mercenaries in Libya to prop up Haftar's attempt to take control of Tripoli (AFP) | The United States has accused its ally the UAE of funding Russian merc…

RT (2020-12-01). Johnson urges MPs to back UK's regional tiered system amid criticism within his own party. rt.com UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson called on British lawmakers to support his new system of Covid-19 restrictions by English region, despite a rebellion within his own Conservative Party against the "draconian" measures. | A "compelling case" remains for three-tier regional restrictions in England, Johnson told the House of Commons on Tuesday, citing the spread of the virus "varying across the country." | From Wednesday, more than 40 percent of people in England will see the toughest tier of restrictions imposed on their daily life. After a month of national lockdown, the government has chosen a region-by-region…

Colin Todhunter (2020-12-01). Dispossession and Imperialism Repackaged as "Feeding the World" counterpunch.org The world is fast losing farms and farmers through the concentration of land into the hands of rich and powerful land speculators and agribusiness corporations. Smallholder farmers are being criminalised and even made to disappear when it comes to the struggle for land. They are constantly exposed to systematic expulsion. In 2014, the Oakland Institute found that institutional

RT (2020-12-01). Beijing is ready to enter dialogue with NATO but urges West to take the correct view of China. rt.com The Chinese Foreign Ministry has warned NATO to take a rational view of China's rise and foreign policy, but said it is willing to engage in dialogue with the alliance on the basis of mutual respect. | Hua Chunying, a Chinese Foreign Ministry spokeswoman, told the gathered press on Tuesday that Beijing was prepared to cooperate with the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO). | Her remarks come on the same day as NATO is set to publish a report which purportedly outlines the growing threat posed by the Chinese state. | Hua said China has always had a purely defensive national defense policy and hoped that N…

RT (2020-12-01). Berlin warns against 'rash actions' in Afghanistan, says further troop withdrawal must be linked with peace talks. rt.com The German foreign minister has called on the NATO alliance to carefully consider the impact that further troop withdrawals from Afghanistan would have on the peace process, warning against reckless actions. | Foreign Minister Heiko Maas said on Tuesday that North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) members must be cautious not to jeopardize the peace process in Afghanistan by withdrawing troops prematurely. | "As NATO partners, we want to ensure that we tie further troop reductions in Afghanistan to clear conditions," he said. | Maas was speaking ahead of a virtual meeting with his NATO colleagues in which tr…

RT (2020-12-01). After years of research, top Moscow health official reveals Russia may be close to unveiling prototype 'HIV vaccine'. rt.com Russia's research into the development of a HIV vaccine appears to be bearing fruit with progress reported in relation to a number of prototypes, the head of the country's health regulator said on Tuesday. | Anna Popova, the head of the federal health agency Rospotrebnadzor, explained that several formulas were under investigation by scientists who had worked in the area for "a sufficient number of years." | "We have our own prototypes, we have our own vaccines," she said. Popova added that Novosibirsk's Vector Research Center has a prototype, and "a number of other research organizations in Russia have their…

RT (2020-12-01). Genetic manipulation: HIV-like virus edited out of primate GENOME in major advance towards winning war on AIDS. rt.com Researchers have made a major breakthrough in treating and possibly eventually curing HIV, by deploying Nobel-prize-winning CRISPR gene editing techniques to purge the virus from the genomes of non-human primates. | A team of scientists successfully edited out simian immunodeficiency virus (SIV) — a virus closely related to HIV. | "We show for the first time that a single inoculation of our CRISPR gene-editing construct, carried by an adeno-associated virus, can edit out the SIV genome from infected cells in rhesus macaque monkeys," explained lead researcher Kamel Khalili, of Temple University in Philadel…

RT (2020-12-01). 'Not useful': Iranian govt speaks out against its parliament backing an end to international inspections of nuclear sites. rt.com The national parliament of Iran on Tuesday approved a bill demanding the suspension of UN inspections of its nuclear facilities, but the country's government has opposed the move as "neither necessary nor useful." | The bill approved by MPs would suspend any further UN inspections, and require the government to "produce and store 120kg per year of uranium enriched to 20 percent" if European signatories to the 2015 nuclear deal fail to provide relief from oil and banking sanctions. | This would run counter to Iran's commitments under the deal agreed with world powers, and the parliament's vote prompted the exec…

RT (2020-12-01). WATCH police arrest driver who plowed through pedestrians in central Trier, Germany. rt.com The moment police arrested a car driver who sped though a pedestrian area in the German town of Trier, killing at least four people and injuring several others, has been allegedly caught on video and shared online. | The clip circulating on social media appears to show three officers pinning the suspect to the ground and handcuffing him as several others secure the perimeter. | The dark grey Range Rover, which was apparently used in the attack, was also captured in the footage. The police allegedly had to ram the vehicle with a car in order to stop it. | WATCH police arrest driver who plowed through pedestrian…

RT (2020-12-01). At least two killed, dozens injured by speeding car in pedestrian zone of Trier, Germany (VIDEO). rt.com At least two people were killed and dozens of others injured in an incident in the German town of Trier after a car plowed through a pedestrianized zone Tuesday afternoon. | Authorities have only officially confirmed two fatalities, one of whom was a baby, but German news outlets are reporting that at least four people died during the incident. | Eyewitnesses said the speeding sports utility vehicle (SUV) hit a baby stroller as it plowed through a crowd of people. | Officials have

Staff (2020-12-01). Cabinet of the living dead. therealnews.com Neera Tanden? Rahm Emanuel? Here's the deal, Jack: President-elect Joe Biden's cabinet picks and top candidates so far comprise a who's who of neoliberal ghouls from the Obama and Clinton eras. We speak with political consultant Adriel Hampton and Jacobin staff writer Branko Marcetic about whether the battle lines have been drawn between progressives and establishment Dems.

Peoples Dispatch (2020-12-01). Tens of thousands of Indian farmers set up camp outside Delhi against Modi govt.'s pro-corporate laws. peoplesdispatch.org Indian farmers have gathered outside the capital New Delhi in huge numbers demanding the withdrawal of the three laws. Their stand has forced the government to call for early talks…

RT (2020-12-01). Iran 'aggressively' challenging regional security, Bahrain claims, calls for 'unrelenting pressure' on Tehran. rt.com Bahrain's foreign minister has condemned what he termed Tehran's heightened interference and aggression in the Middle East, saying it's essential the international community confront Iran's behavior "with unrelenting pressure." | Minister Abdullatif al-Zayani said on Tuesday that Iran's aggression was a regional security challenge that needs to be confronted head-on. | Iran today challenges regional security as aggressively as at any time in recent history. | Al-Zayani made the remarks during a virtual meeting for US-Bahrain Strategic Dialogue. | The minister said that Iran's "malign intent and activities are…

RT (2020-12-01). New Zealand's PM sides with Australia after Chinese diplomat tweets brutal image condemning war crimes against Afghan civilians. rt.com Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has come to Australia's defense after a Chinese diplomat shared an illustration showing an Aussie soldier with an Afghan child at knifepoint, saying the government has chided Beijing for…

RT (2020-12-01). The more the merrier? Philippines orders Covid-19 vaccines from FOUR different countries. rt.com As nations around the world begin lining up for the roll-out of a range of coronavirus jabs, the Philippines has apparently decided to hedge its bets by purchasing four different vaccine brands. | The Southeast Asian country will procure Covid-19 vaccines developed by China's Sinovac, the US-German Pfizer-BioNTech partnership, the UK's AstraZeneca-Oxford University variant, as well as the jab created by Russia's Gamaleya Center, known as Sputnik V. | Read more | | The decision…

RT (2020-12-01). EU wants lion's share of fishing in 'our waters,' UK's Gove says with Brexit talks stuck on 3 issues. rt.com Senior cabinet minister Michael Gove said on Tuesday that Brexit trade talks remain stalled on three main sticking points and accused the European Union of asking too much from Britain. | The talks on future ties between the EU and UK are stuck on fishing, governance rules and dispute resolution, the minister told Sky. | The EU still wants to take the lion's share of the fishing in our waters — that's not fair… The EU still want us to be tied to their way of doing things. | Gove later told ITV that "it's important that the EU also lives up to its responsibilities as well." | There is a possibility that…

Marie Kelly (2020-12-01). Philly Nurses Strike: 'If nurses are out here, something is wrong in there'. workers.org In early November, members of the Pennsylvania Association of Staff Nurses and Allied Professionals (PASNAP) in four Philadelphia area hospitals voted to walk out if hospital administrators did not agree to their contract demands. The 2,500 nurses at Mercy Fitzgerald, St. Mary's Medical Center, St. Christopher's for Children and Albert . . . |

The Canary (2020-12-01). Arcadia's collapse triggers high street bloodbath with 25,000 jobs on the line. thecanary.co A high street bloodbath is under way as the jobs of around 25,000 staff at Arcadia and Debenhams hang in the balance.Job losses: Some 13,000 staff at Philip Green's Arcadia Group face an anxious wait following the business collapsing into administration. And Debenhams, which is already in administration, said it would start a liquidation process after JD Sports confirmed it had pulled out of a possible rescue. The department store has around 12,000 staff.Arcadia's brands, which includes Topshop, Dorothy Perkins and Burton, has hired Deloitte to handle the next steps after the pandemic "severely impacted" u…

RT (2020-12-01). Russia makes defensive missiles combat ready in Far East as recent border incursion by US forces sparked tensions. rt.com Moscow has ordered an advanced air-defense system to be readied for action on the remote Kuril Islands in the Sea of Japan, just days after claiming to have intercepted a US warship that sailed into Russian waters in the region. | Colonel-General Gennady Zhidko, the regional commander of the Air Defense Forces, personally inspected the S-300V4 missile launcher, and praised its operators' "training to act upon detection of any violation of the air borders of the Russian Federation in the Kuril Islands." | The news comes only a week after the country's navy reportedly threatened to ram the USS 'John McCain', a U…

RT (2020-12-01). France threatens to seek EU-level response if hit by US sanctions over its digital tax on tech giants. rt.com France's finance minister has vowed it won't back down in the face of looming US trade sanctions in response to its digital tax on American tech giants, and said it would instantly seek a reaction from the EU if hit by tariffs.

John Miller (2020-12-01). On unemployment benefits, Wall Street Journal's 'common sense' is nonsense. peoplesworld.org "The latest attempt to defy common sense is a study by Yale economists that purportedly finds the $600 federal enhancement to jobless benefits hasn't affected the incentive to work. But the study offers limited evidence for this conclusion, which is contradicted by other data and real-world evidence." —Editorial Board, "Economists vs. Common Sense: If you …

Johnnie Lewis (2020-12-01). COVID-19 in Oregon: Prison laundry workers at greatest risk. workers.org Portland, Ore. In November, three Oregon prisons — Two Rivers, Salem, and Snake River — reported the state's highest rate of workplace COVID-19 infections. Oregon prison laundry, 2017. By Oregon law, prisons are workplaces. All prisoners are forced to work a 40-hour week. On Nov. 23, Snake River reported 518 . . . |

Editor (2020-12-01). Crímenes de lesa humanidad: °Acusamos de genocidio! workers.org El viernes 20 de noviembre, se diagnosticaron más de 200.000 casos nuevos de COVID-19 en los EE.UU. °En solo ese día! Desde que el virus comenzó a viajar por el país a fines de enero, al principio sin ser detectado, más de 260.000 personas han muerto en los EE.UU. y . . . |

RT (2020-12-01). Russian diplomatic staff injured in IED bombing in Kabul, Afghanistan. rt.com Employees of the Russian diplomatic mission in Afghanistan have suffered minor injuries after their vehicle hit an improvised explosive device in Kabul, the Foreign Ministry in Moscow has confirmed. | The people inside the car suffered "mild concussions," Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova told reporters during a briefing in Moscow on Tuesday. | The Foreign Ministry believes the IED was intended for a vehicle carrying Afghan security forces loyal to the government in Kabul, but does not rule out the possibility of a terrorist attack aimed against Russian citizens. | Moscow has called on Kabul to cond…

RT (2020-12-01). Mysterious monolith surfaces in ROMANIA, days after similar object disappeared from Utah desert. rt.com A strange metallic monolith has been spotted in Romania just days after a similar structure was discovered in a remote Utah desert — before being removed by an unknown party. | The cryptic 13-foot (4m) object was found near an ancient fortress and archaeological site in the city of Piatra Neamt. | Photographs and videos show that the structure has a startling resemblance to a similar monolith that was discovered, but then hauled away by an unidentified group, in Utah last week. However, the Romanian monolith is decorated with a loop-like script that appears to be etched into the object's metallic veneer.

MEE and agencies (2020-12-01). Saudi Arabia to allow Israeli airlines to use airspace for flights to UAE. middleeasteye.net Saudi Arabia to allow Israeli airlines to use airspace for flights to UAE | Riyadh agreed to open skies to Israeli commercial airliners after White House official Jared Kushner negotiated last-minute deal | Tue, 12/01/2020 – 08: 18 | Kushner will attempt to end the three-year blockade imposed on Qatar during his trip to the Middle East (AFP) | Saudi Arabia will allow Israeli commercial air…

Paul Wilcox (2020-12-01). As real estate wolves circle, determined Fulton NYCHA tenants keep organizing. liberationnews.org The only solution to the housing crisis is to listen to the tenants and make the repairs that have been neglected for decades.

Nur Ayoubi (2020-12-01). Egypt: Photographer and model arrested over pyramid photoshoot. middleeasteye.net Egypt: Photographer and model arrested over pyramid photoshoot | Latest instance of detentions by Egyptian forces over images of women deemed too 'provocative' has garnered mixed reactions online | Tue, 12/01/2020 – 13: 52 | Model Salma al-Shimi in one of the images taken at the Saqqara site (Screengrab/Twitter) | Photos of an Egyptian model have sparked intense debate online, after both the photographer an…

Project Censored (2020-12-01). #24. Silenced in Savannah: Journalist Abby Martin Challenges Georgia's BDS "Gag Law" projectcensored.org Journalist and filmmaker Abby Martin, a supporter of the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement that aims to end support for Israel's oppression of Palestinians, was scheduled to give a…

Andrew Korybko (2020-12-01). Germany's Undiplomatic Threat to Russia, Triggers Harsh Rebukes from Moscow, Russia-Germany Relations in Crisis. globalresearch.ca The German Defense Minister's undiplomatic threat that her country must negotiate "from a position of strength" with Russia, especially regarding military issues, triggered some harsh rebukes from Moscow which aimed to remind her of how unacceptable it is for Berlin …

South Front (2020-12-01). Video: Iranian Nuclear Program Gains Steam Following Fakhrizadeh Assassination. globalresearch.ca US President Donald Trump is apparently set to slam the door and go to great lengths to show love to his friends in Tel Aviv before withdrawing from the White House. | On November 27, Mohsen Fakhrizadeh, a prominent Iranian …

Rina Cummings (2020-12-01). Amazon should do better by its workers. progressive.org Amazon can afford to invest more to protect workers through measures like hazard pay, a dedicated express bus for commuting workers, sturdier masks, and a workplace council of frontline workers to advise the company on safety systems.

Project Censored (2020-12-01). A Note on Research and Evaluation of Censored News Stories. projectcensored.org How do we at Project Censored identify and evaluate independent news stories, and how do we know that the Top 25 stories that we bring forward each year are not…

teleSUR (2020-12-01). Venezuela Rejects US Harassment Against Chinese Tech Company. telesurenglish.net Venezuela's Foreign Affairs Minister Jorge Arreaza called harassment the new U.S. sanctions against China Corporation of Electronic Imports and Exports (CEIEC), which provides telecommunications services in the Latin American country. | RELATED: | "We denounce the U.S. government's coercive measures which were imposed to affect projects in favor of the Venezuelan people ahead of the parliamentary elections," Arreaza tweeted. | On Mond…

sputniknews (2020-12-01). US Lawmakers Introduce $908Bln Bipartisan COVID-19 Relief Bill – Senator. sputniknews.com WASHINGTON, (Sputnik) – A bipartisan group of US lawmakers pushed on Tuesday for quick congressional approval of a COVID-19 fiscal relief of just over $900 billion, criticizing legislators for going on a break when the nation was in the midst of financial stress caused by the pandemic.

WSWS (2020-12-01). The Queen's Gambit: The coming of age of a chess prodigy. wsws.org This Netflix offering treats its subject with uncommon seriousness and humanity.

His Excellency Carlo Maria Viganà≤ (2020-12-01). Archbishop Viganà≤: Open Letter to Donald Trump, Warns About 'Great Reset' Plot to 'Subdue Humanity,' Destroy Freedom. globalresearch.ca His Excellency, Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganà≤, has written yet another open letter to President Donald J. Trump. Read it in its entirety below. It is available in PDF by

Julia Conley, staff writer (2020-12-01). Friends of the Earth vs. Shell: 'Historic Moment' as Climate Movement Takes on Big Oil at The Hague. commondreams.org Representing more than 17,000 claimants who support climate action, the international organization Friends of the Earth on Tuesday opened its case against fossil fuel giant Shell at The Hague by demanding that a judge order the corporation to significantly reduce its emissions in the next decade. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Mehr News Agency (2020-12-01). VIDEO: Vehicles express objection on scientist terror attack. en.mehrnews.com YAZD, Dec. 01 (MNA) — In a joint symbolic effort on Tuesday, 200 cars and motorcycles carrying people of Yazd across the streets, voiced their objection over the assassination of Iranian scientist Mohsen Fakhrizadeh.

Tiffani Burgess (2020-12-01). Race-Conscious Policies—Including Affirmative Action—Are Necessary For Addressing Racial Inequity. aclu.org Affirmative action recently survived yet another legal attack: Last month, the First Circuit Court of Appeals

repost (2020-12-01). Kamala Harris' Prosecutors Sent This Innocent Man to Prison for Murder. Now He's Talking. indybay.org In a New York Times op-ed published in January, University of San Francisco law professor Lara Bazelon described various instances when Harris, either as district attorney or state attorney general, vigorously defended cases in which prosecutors were accused of fabricating testimony or withholding potentially exculpatory evidence—stacking the deck against the accused. | "My issue with [Harris] is the way she characterizes herself and her record. If she were just straightforward, it wouldn't be a problem."—Lara Bazelon…

sputniknews (2020-12-01). DoJ Moves to Dismiss General Flynn Case as Moot Following Trump Pardon. sputniknews.com General Michael T. Flynn, who was US President Donald Trump's first National Security Advisor, was accused of making "false statements" to the FBI regarding contacts by the Trump team with the Russian ambassador to the US during the 2016 election campaign.

SF Bay View (2020-12-01). San Francisco Bay View's New Era Kicks Off. indybay.org Revolutionary greetings old and new friends, allies and supporters!

teleSUR (2020-12-01). El Salvador: New Idea Party's Advocates Block Electoral Tribunal. telesurenglish.net Supporters of the ruling New Ideas Party (NI) blocked the headquarters of the Supreme Electoral Tribunal (TSE) in El Salvador on Monday, claiming this institution seeks to prevent its candidates' inscription in the legislative elections to take place in February 2021. | RELATED: | The blockade came after TSE suspended the registration of some NI candidates by stating that an official elected by popular vote is prohibited…

Mehr News Agency (2020-12-01). Front pages of Iran's English-language dailies on Dec. 1. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Dec. 01 (MNA) – Here are the front pages of Iran's English-language dailies on Tuesday, December 1.

WSWS (2020-12-01). Evictions caused nearly 11,000 excess COVID-19 deaths in six months in the US. wsws.org Data compiled by researchers at five major US universities illustrates the deadly consequences of throwing workers and their families out of their homes during the pandemic.

Revolution Books (2020-12-01). Friday 12/4: Alec Karakatsani on "Usual Cruelty: The Complicity of Lawyers…" indybay.org Online event accessible through www.facebook.com/revbooksnyc/live/

Project Censored (2020-12-01). #13. Lessons from Colorado's Voting System. projectcensored.org Colorado boasts "the highest percentage of eligible citizens registered to vote," and its voter participation rates are "often the first or second for the entire nation," Colorado Secretary of State…

Mehr News Agency (2020-12-01). Iranian "L Like Elvis" to vie at Color tape Intl. FilmFest. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Dec. 01 (MNA) — Directed by Iranian filmmaker Sepideh Mir Hosseini, the short film "L Like Elvis" will participate at the Color tape International Film Festival in Australia.

Project Censored (2020-12-01). #20. A Comprehensive Framework for Transforming the Criminal-Legal System. projectcensored.org Calling for policy solutions to dismantle the US system of criminal punishment and the inequalities and white supremacy that this system promotes and perpetuates, Alec Karakatsanis, the executive director of…

Project Censored (2020-12-01). #9. Rising Risks of Nuclear Power Due to Climate Change. projectcensored.org Nuclear power plants are unprepared for climate change. Rising sea levels and warmer waters will impact power plants' infrastructure, posing increased risks of nuclear disasters, according to reports from the…

Roger Sollenberger (2020-12-01). New questions: What did David Perdue know about COVID technology before big stock buyback?>. salon.com Georgia senator sold his old company's stock in January, then bought it back cheap in March. How much did he know?>

Wong J, Murray Horwitz M, Bertisch SM, et al. (2020-12-01). Dispensing of Zolpidem and Low-Dose Trazodone Among Commercially Insured Adults in the US, 2011-2018. jamanetwork.com This study uses IBM MarketScan database data to describe trends in zolpidem and low-dose trazodone dispensing among adults with employer-sponsored insurance or Medicare supplemental plans between 2011 and 2018, before and after a 2017 clinical practice guideline discouraged trazodone use for insomnia.

sputniknews (2020-12-01). Witness At Girl's Air Pollution Inquest Asked If Boris Johnson Acted 'Unlawfully' As Mayor Of London. sputniknews.com Ella Kissi-Debrah died in February 2013 – when Boris Johnson was Mayor of London – after living next to one of London's busiest roads. The nine-year-old's mother is seeking to prove illegal levels of air pollution contributed to her death.

Mehr News Agency (2020-12-01). Enemy's miscalculation not to go unanswered: MP. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Dec. 01 (MNA) — Spokesman for Parliament National Security and Foreign Policy Commission said that miscalculation and misbehavior of enemy will not go unanswered, referring to the assassination of Iran's prominent scientist 'Fakhrizadeh'.

sputniknews (2020-12-01). Rumors of IRGC Commander's Killing in Drone Strike in Iraq False, Iranian Media Says. sputniknews.com MOSCOW (Sputnik) – Informed sources have denied reports that an airstrike by a drone had killed a commander of the Iranian Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) in western Iraq on the border with Syria, Tasnim news agency said.

Global Research News (2020-12-01). Global Research's Most Popular Articles in November. globalresearch.ca

John Kendall Hawkins (2020-12-01). What Are We Gonna Do Now to Save Our Democracy? counterpunch.org "Are you done with that dumpling?" — Words Trump is said to have whispered in Obama's ear about Angela Merkel, during the presidential transition period of 2016 Now that polls have closed and the votes have been counted and the only thing left to do is wait for Donald J. Trump to concede defeat, and

WSWS (2020-12-01). In Germany, dozens of students, parents and teacher representatives call for school strikes and safe education. wsws.org On Friday evening, the network of Action Committees for Safe Education in Germany held its largest online meeting to date.

Peoples Dispatch (2020-12-01). Rights groups oppose US arms sale to UAE; demand end of its role in Yemen war. peoplesdispatch.org Two different letters signed by various international organizations were issued on November 30. The signatories ask the US to end all military cooperation with the UAE and also to end its support to the war in Yemen…

Manlio Dinucci (2020-12-01). La Bomba è pronta: tra breve in Italia. globalresearch.ca Un video, pubblicato il 23 novembre dai Sandia National Laboratories, mostra un caccia Usa F-35A che, volando a velocità supersonica a 3000 metri di quota, lancia una bomba nucleare B61-12 (dotata per il test di testata non-nucleare). | La bomba non …

Commonwealth Club (2020-12-01). Tuesday 12/8: "The Dreamt Land: Chasing Water and Dust Across California" Book Talk w/ Mark Arax, Author. indybay.org Online via Zoom…

Anthony Flaccavento (2020-12-01). Understanding and Overcoming the Urban-Rural Divide. zcomm.org My part of the world is full of people who, according to most of my liberal friends, "vote against their own interests".

sputniknews (2020-12-01). Aide Stephanie Grisham Blamed for FLOTUS Melania Trump Losing Tatler Cover to Meghan Markle. sputniknews.com As President Donald Trump instructed the White House to get ready for the transfer of power in the run-up to the 20 January inauguration, a number of people in the president's inner circle have ostensibly engaged in a blame game for issues in the administration.

Nicole Michael (2020-12-01). "Anyone could be the Beatles," Stephanie Phillips explains — "genius" not necessarily required. salon.com "Everything Fab Four" talks to UK author and musician Stephanie Phillips on becoming a Beatles fan on her own terms…

sputniknews (2020-12-01). 'I'm Just Gonna Sleep': Golden Retriever Puppy Naps, Ignoring Mischievous Siblings. sputniknews.com It is often said that siblings can be the most irritating creatures on Earth. They might love you and everything, but won't let you be at peace or rest.

Mehr News Agency (2020-12-01). Iran basketball to come back with increased readiness. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Dec. 01 (MNA) — Iran basketball team sporting director Masoud Ghasemi said that men's national team will participate in the third window of FIBA Asia qualifiers with more readiness.

Kim PS, Read SW, Fauci AS. (2020-12-01). Therapy for Early COVID-19—A Critical Need. jamanetwork.com In this Viewpoint, Fauci and NIAID colleagues review leading candidates for treatment of mild to moderate coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) to prevent disease progression and longer-term complications, including emerging antiviral drugs, immune-modulating agents, and antibody-based therapies, and the challenges of developing randomized trials to rapidly evaluate the safety and efficacy of each.

Martha Stilson (2020-12-01). An Imperfect Substitute for Isolation Gives us More Freedom – Coronavirus. indybay.org Yes, masks and gloves are only an imperfect substitute for isolation, but we can at least be in the same room with each other.

WSWS (2020-12-01). Statements of support from Sri Lanka in defence of Dr. Scalice against Stalinist slanders. wsws.org "In a period where the working class rallying behind a genuine revolutionary leadership is decisive, Scalice's exposure has a huge contemporary relevance."

teleSUR (2020-12-01). Greece: Lesbos Camp Refugees Have No Protection From the Cold. telesurenglish.net The NGO Refugee Support Aegean (RSA) reported that over 7,000 refugees, who live at the Reception and Identification Center (RIC) in the area of Kara Tepe on Lesvos island, face winter with no protection against the cold. | RELATED: | "There are not enough blankets. We do not know how we will go through this winter… What breaks our heart is that we do not have humane con…

commondreams (2020-12-01). Aerially Sprayed Pesticide Contains PFAS "Forever Chemicals" Potentially Spread Over Millions of Acres. commondreams.org ______________________________…

Linda McQuaig (2020-12-01). Canada Is Now Paying the Price for Privatizing Its Vaccine Research and Production Lab. commondreams.org Unfortunately, we've ventured a long way from the days when we had a publicly owned and medically innovative enterprise that dazzled on the world stage and kept Canadians at the front of the line for vaccines. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Cailin (2020-12-01). COVID-19, Masks, and School Children in Ontario. globalresearch.ca Full transcript of the interview below. | Mark: [00: 00: 00We're in] Hamilton, Ontario, across from the City Hall, this is Cailin, and we're at anti lock down rally and everyone that I've interviewed has their own different story and they've all been …

Mehr News Agency (2020-12-01). Iran expects IAEA to hold clear position on scientist killing. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Dec. 01 (MNA) — Iran has slammed the International Atomic Energy Agency's silence over the recent assassination of a top nuclear scientist, saying the organization should pronounce its clear position on the incident.

Project Censored (2020-12-01). #23. "Global Gag Rule" Continues to Compromise Women's Health around World. projectcensored.org The United States's global gag rule continues to put at risk the sexual health of women in developing countries that rely on US aid. This federal rule—formally known as the…

Mehr News Agency (2020-12-01). Assassination of Fakhrizadeh criminal act: Borrell. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Dec. 01 (MNA) — EU Foreign Policy Chief said that the recent assassination of Iranian nuclear scientist Mohsen Fakhrizadeh was a criminal act.

ERA Coalition (2020-12-01). Monday 11/30: Gen Z and the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA) Webinar. indybay.org Online via Zoom…

Ryan Lattanzio (2020-12-01). UK government asks Netflix to make it clear "The Crown" is fictional. salon.com Cultural Secretary Oliver Dowden suggests a disclaimer to quell concerns around Season 4's portrayal of events…

Mehr News Agency (2020-12-01). 'Westerners did not adhere to theri JCPOA obligations'. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Dec. 01 (MNA) — Iranian Parl. speaker lamented that despite Iran's fulfillment, westerners did not meet their JCPOA obligations.

Pip Hinman (2020-12-01). Dams: simplistic, costly and not a quick-fix. greenleft.org.au Communities and farmers say the billions being allocated on raising dam walls is not a "solution" to the latest drought or to long-term climate change. Tracey Carpenter reports.

Project Censored (2020-12-01). #17. International Plasma Market Profits from US and Mexico's Poorest. projectcensored.org US hospitals are currently desperate for blood donors: more than 4000 blood drives were canceled because of the coronavirus pandemic, according to a March 2020 letter co-signed by the AABB, America's…

Robert S. Becker (2020-12-01). Election, legal disasters, surging Covid cases, economy stumbling: Just "too much winning" nationofchange.org Major irony: the perceived, 2016 "change" candidate was and is utterly incapable of change.

WSWS (2020-12-01). Fiji and Australia to negotiate new military pact. wsws.org The move to establish closer Fiji-Australian military ties is part of the intensifying US-led build-up to counter China's influence in the south west Pacific.

Eliza Egret (2020-12-01). The UK's most gruesome sport is taking place on National Trust land. thecanary.co Content warning: this article contains graphic descriptions of animal abuse that some readers may find upsetting. | The National Trust is appearing a lot in the news, most recently for its conservation efforts in

Oakland Privacy (2020-12-01). Solano Court Requires Public Approval Process for Cell Site Simulator Usage Policies. indybay.org Oakland Privacy's Lawsuit Against the City of Vallejo Upholds 2015 Legislation…

Mehr News Agency (2020-12-01). Enemies angry with turning of wheel of Iran's economy. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Dec. 01 (MNA) — Iranian President Rouhani said enemies are angry with the tranquility and improvement of Iran's economy and seek to send negative waves to it with the last weeks of Trump's presidency.

Sophia M Rein, Colette J Smith, Clinton Chaloner, Adam Stafford, Alison J Rodger, Margaret A Johnson, Jeffrey McDonnell, Fiona Burns, Sara Madge, Alec Miners, Lorraine Sherr, Simon Collins, Andrew Speakman, Andrew N Phillips, Fiona C Lampe (2020-12-01). [Research Paper] Prospective association of social circumstance, socioeconomic, lifestyle and mental health factors with subsequent hospitalisation over 6—7 year follow up in people living with HIV. thelancet.com Social and socioeconomic disadvantage, adverse lifestyle factors and poorer mental health are strong predictors of hospitalisation in PLHIV, highlighting the need for targeted interventions and care.

teleSUR (2020-12-01). Inability To Contain COVID-19 Worsens Well-Being in the US. telesurenglish.net The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) informed that over 1.1 million travelers went through security lines at U.S. airports on Sunday. It is the second time that the 1 million passenger mark has been broken within a single week. | RELATED: | The record uptick in airline travel since the pandemic gripped the country in March came when the U.S. has reached a grim weekly milestone: more than 1 million new COVI…

sputniknews (2020-12-01). Iranian Parliament Ratifies General Outlines for Nuclear Revival Plan After Top Scientist Killed. sputniknews.com TEHRAN (Sputnik) – Iranian lawmakers on Tuesday ratified the general outlines of a national plan to boost nuclear activity in the wake of the recent assassination of Iranian nuclear physicist Mohsen Fakhrizadeh, media reported.

WSWS (2020-12-01). GM Fairfax worker speaks out over management-UAW cover-up of COVID-19 spread. wsws.org The coronavirus has been surging across Kansas and Missouri, with both states recording their highest totals over the proceeding days with no sign of abating.

_____ (2020-12-01). Nurse Fired During Fight For PPE Now Facing Board Of Nursing Investigation. popularresistance.org Cliff Willmeng, the RN employed at Allina Health's United Hospital in St Paul, Minnesota, who was fired during workplace struggles for frontline safety and patient care, received notification that Allina Health reported him to the Minnesota Board of Nursing last week. The Board of Nursing, the state governmental body that issues and maintains licenses for registered nurses, can both censor nurses and revoke nurses' licenses. | Willlmeng has never been reported to any Board of Nursing during his 13-year nursing career, which spans three states and includes employment in emergency medicine, intensive care, and othe…

Manabe YC, Sharfstein JS, Armstrong K. (2020-12-01). The Need for More and Better Testing for COVID-19. jamanetwork.com This Viewpoint proposes criteria for more effective COVID-19 testing strategies to manage population transmission, including use of rapid antigen tests and self-administered nasal and salivary tests, emphasizing that more effective testing alone cannot control the pandemic without continued public health interventions, such as mask wearing, physical distancing, and avoidance of large gatherings.

David Rovics (2020-12-01). Open Letter to My Landlord: The Word of the Month is "Renegotiation" counterpunch.org Dear Randall Group/CTL Management, (Please forward to corporate, as far up the chain as possible.) First of all, in this household, we've long ago stopped responding to your bizarre annual surveys where you ask whether your tenants are content, without ever mentioning the elephant in the living room. You give us options to rate how content

Julian Rose (2020-12-01). The Great Reject — Of the "Great Reset". Dystopian Nightmare for All Humanity. globalresearch.ca The World that Klaus Schwab, executive director of the World Economic Forum, wants us to rubber stamp is a 100% dystopian nightmare. In fact, if one was to write a film script about the worst of all outcomes for …

Project Censored (2020-12-01). #7. Underreporting of Missing and Victimized Black Women and Girls. projectcensored.org The rate at which Black women and girls go missing in the United States is higher than that of their white counterparts. As Carma Henry reported for the Westside Gazette, "What's…

sputniknews (2020-12-01). The Possibility of Trump Proving Election Fraud Looks Slim. sputniknews.com On this episode of Fault Lines, hosts Jamarl Thomas and Shane Stranahan discuss the ongoing Trump election fight.

Rodrigues FP, Marlow R, Simàµes M, et al. (2020-12-01). Association of Meningococcus Group B Vaccine With Group B Invasive Meningococcal Disease Among Children. jamanetwork.com This case-control study uses national hospital and immunization records in Portugal to estimates the difference in incidence of invasive group B meningococcal disease among children and adolescents who were immunized vs not immunized with 4CMenB, a 4-component meningococcus group B vaccine licensed in 2013.

WSWS (2020-12-01). Kremlin pressures Lukashenko to give up power in Belarus. wsws.org Although the Kremlin has backed Lukashenko temporarily amidst EU-backed mass protests, relations have long been tense.

Voelker R. (2020-12-01). Ivermectin Lotion for Head Lice No Longer Needs a Prescription. jamanetwork.com The head lice treatment ivermectin lotion, 0.5% will be marketed in the US as a nonprescription drug and will no longer be available by prescription, the FDA announced.

commondreams (2020-12-01). Gwich'in Steering Committee Responds to Bank of America Commitment Not to Fund Arctic Refuge Drilling. commondreams.org ______________________________…

teleSUR (2020-12-01). Ecuador: Mayors Took to the Streets to Reject Budget Cuts. telesurenglish.net At least 80 mayors from several cities of Ecuador peacefully gathered in the capital Quito on Tuesday to demand President Lenin Moreno observe the agreements on Budget plans between the municipalities and the national government. | RELATED: | The mobilization was called by the Association of Municipalities of Ecuador (AME), which claimed the Executive branch has not respected the agreements with the town halls by cutt…

Mehr News Agency (2020-12-01). Iran's nuclear, defense knowledge cannot be assassinated. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Dec. 01 (MNA) — Iranian Government Spokesman Ali Rabeie underlined that the nuclear and defense knowledge of Iran cannot be assassinated.

Mehr News Agency (2020-12-01). Govt. spox Tuesday presser. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Dec. 01 (MNA) — Iranian Government Spokesman Ali Rabeie held a press conference on Tuesday.

Mehr News Agency (2020-12-01). Saudis call for restraint after Iranian scientist terror. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Dec. 01 (MNA) — Saudi Arabia's permanent representative to the United Nations reacted to the Friday assassination of Iran's prominent nuclear scientist, Mohsen Fakhrizadeh, calling on Tehran to practice restraint.

Dr. Rudolf Hà§nsel (2020-12-01). On the Psychology of Evil. A First Approach to the Subject "Man Is Good". Evil Will Not Succeed! globalresearch.ca The ringleaders of the global conspiracy against us citizens have already pushed the realisation of their diabolical plans for a New World Order NWO and a One World Government based on the Chinese model as well as a "Great New …

Our Readers (2020-12-01). Letters From the December 14/21, 2020, Issue. thenation.com Letters From the December 14/21, 2020, Issue…

Js Adams (2020-12-01). The Christmas Big Pharma Race in On: "Back to Normal" When We Get the Covid Vaccine? globalresearch.ca Ask anyone and they will say things will be back to 'normal' as soon as we all have the vaccine. Furthermore, if your only source of news is sponsored by

WSWS (2020-12-01). Eight protesting inmates demanding COVID-19 protection shot dead in Sri Lankan prison. wsws.org The brutal Mahara Prison killings are not an aberration but are in line with the increasingly repressive methods being employed to suppress opposition to the government's COVID-19 response.

sputniknews (2020-12-01). Britain's Spy Agency GCHQ 'Blacklists' Investigative Journalist After 'Negative' Report. sputniknews.com This is the second time an investigative journalist with the same hard-hitting outlet appears to have earned the silent treatment from a UK public body following detailed exposés of alleged wrongdoing by the state.

sputniknews (2020-12-01). Body of 26-Year-Old Missing Instagram Influencer Found in Texas. sputniknews.com Alexis Robinault, known on Instagram as Alexis Sharkey and a "mentor", went missing last week. The family knew she vanished from the words of her husband, who had not heard from her since Friday.

imperial.ac.uk (2020-12-01). Majority of COVID-19 deaths in Khartoum, Sudan are undetected. imperial.ac.uk The majority of COVID-19 Deaths in Khartoum, Sudan are not detected, according to a new report from Imperial's researchers.

Mehr News Agency (2020-12-01). Iran's cement export value tops $163.4mn in 7 months. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Dec. 01 (MNA) — Export value of cement in the country exceeded $163.4 million in the first seven months of the current Iranian calendar year (from March 21 to Oct. 22), showing an 11% decline as compared to the same period of last year.

WSWS (2020-12-01). War tensions mount in wake of Israeli assassination of top Iranian scientist. wsws.org While neither Washington nor Tel Aviv have formally claimed responsibility for the assassination of Moshen Fakhrizadeh, the authorship of this act of state terrorism is hardly in doubt.

Kenny Stancil (2020-12-01). 'Housing is healthcare': Evictions have exacerbated Covid-19 pandemic, research shows. nationofchange.org "This is a time where it's not an overstatement to say that for many people, eviction can lead to death."

WSWS (2020-12-01). US Steel announces electric arc furnace in Alabama as crisis mounts in global steel industry. wsws.org Production for the American steel industry declined across the board in 2019 as a result of retaliatory tariffs, and global production sank even further in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic.

Project Censored (2020-12-01). #3. US Military—A Massive, Hidden Contributor to Climate Crisis. projectcensored.org The US military is "one of the largest polluters in history, consuming more liquid fuels and emitting more climate-changing gases than most medium-sized countries," Benjamin Neimark, Oliver Belcher, and Patrick…

sputniknews (2020-12-01). New Technology Can Transform Mars' Salty Water to Oxygen, Fuel. sputniknews.com Water is considered to be the basis of life. On Mars, however, much of it is frozen and the rest is full of salt from the Martian soil, making it useless for NASA astronauts who are to land on the red planet by 2033 to "learn how to live and work in another world."

sputniknews (2020-12-01). Indian Filmmaker Onir Talks About 'My Brother Nikhil' Breaking Stigma of HIV/AIDS. sputniknews.com Apart from entertainment, cinema is also a great tool to spread awareness about sensitive subjects. And Indian Filmmaker Onir did just that with his iconic Bollywood movie "My Brother Nikhil" (2005), which created a movement and triggered conversations about HIV/AIDS and same-sex relationships across the globe.

Jackie Smith, Joshua Cooper (2020-12-01). Communities Look Beyond Washington for Solutions to Human Rights Threats. commondreams.org We have seen over the past four years that the U.S. political system is unable to hold leaders accountable even to its own Constitution, and we're watching as the system's legitimacy crumbles, along with protections for basic rights and the most vulnerable. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Haymarket Books (2020-12-01). Friday 12/4: Teachers on Strike Are Still Teaching: Union Power & the Fight for Democracy. indybay.org Online event…

sputniknews (2020-12-01). Killed Iranian Nuke Scientist Was 'Core Source of Authority, Knowledge', Ex-Israeli Intel Chief Says. sputniknews.com Senior Iranian officials have blamed Friday's assassination of Mohsen Fakhrizadeh on Israel. Tel Aviv has so far remained silent on the matter.

sputniknews (2020-12-01). Beijing Urges US to Lift All 'Illegal Sanctions' Amid Venezuela-Related Restrictions on Chinese Firm. sputniknews.com Washington blacklisted the China National Electronic Import-Export Company (CEIEC) for aiding the Venezuelan government, vowing to block all transactions with the firm or any entity that owns a 50 percent or higher stake in it.

Voelker R. (2020-12-01). New Partnership Aims to Intercept Illegal Drugs and Devices. jamanetwork.com The FDA has joined with US Customs and Border Patrol (CPB) and US Immigration and Customs Enforcement, Homeland Security Investigations (ICE-HSI) to stop harmful products that threaten the public's health from entering the US through International Mail Facilities.

Michael Snyder (2020-12-01). "Dark Winter" Was the Code Name for a Scenario in Which a Biological Weapon Was Used Against the American Populace. globalresearch.ca Could it be possible that the phrase "dark winter" has some sort of deeper meaning that most of us are not meant to understand? We have heard that phrase over and over again in recent weeks, and usually it has …

Rubin R. (2020-12-01). Driving Under the Influence of Cannabis and Its Constituents. jamanetwork.com This Medical News feature discusses research into how cannabidiol and tetrahydrocannabinol affect driving performance.

Pieter Borger (2020-12-01). External Peer Review of the RT-PCR Test to Detect SARS-CoV-2 Reveals 10 Major Scientific Flaws at the Molecular and Methodological Level: Consequences for False Positive Results. globalresearch.ca Abstract | In the publication entitled "Detection of 2019 novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) by real-time RT-PCR" (Eurosurveillance 25(8) 2020) the authors present a diagnostic workflow and RT-qPCR protocol for detection and diagnostics of 2019-nCoV (now known as SARS-CoV-2), which they claim to …

Keroles Riad (2020-12-01). Scientists: How to fight back against anti-maskers, climate deniers and anti-vaxxers. zcomm.org Universities and scientists must recognize the necessity of equipping the next generation with science journalism skills, and adapt their training and professional development accordingly…

Mehr News Agency (2020-12-01). Saving JCPOA necessary for resolving Iran's nuclear issue. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Dec. 01 (MNA) — Chinese Foreign Ministry Spokesperson said that safeguarding JCPOA must be the basic precondition for any political solution to Iran's nuclear issue.

Mehr News Agency (2020-12-01). Envoy says UN must give decisive response on Fakhrizadeh case. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Dec. 01 (MNA) — Iran's Permanent Representative to UN Office in Geneva called on the High Commissioner for Human Rights to take decisive action against the assassination of Iranian nuclear scientist.

sputniknews (2020-12-01). Venezuela Denounces US Sanctions Against CEIEC, Foreign Ministry States. sputniknews.com MOSCOW (Sputnik) – Caracas considers the recent US sanctions against the China National Electronic Import-Export Company (CEIEC) an attempt to destabilize the situation ahead of elections, according to a Venezuelan Foreign Ministry statement.

news.un (2020-12-01). COVID-19 can spark new generation of social protection measures: UN chief. news.un.org While COVID-19 has wiped out important development gains in mere months, with extreme poverty rising for the first time in decades, the pandemic could spark the transformations needed to achieve stronger social protection systems, the UN Secretary-General said on Tuesday.

Project Censored (2020-12-01). #11. New Green Scare: Law Enforcement Crackdown on Environmental Activism. projectcensored.org As scientists warn of imminent climate change, environmental welfare activists in the United States are facing growing legal penalties and a crackdown by law enforcement agencies designed to counteract environmental…

Human Agenda (2020-12-01). Tuesday 12/8: 18th Annual Human Rights Awards. indybay.org Zoom ID: 864 8365 0623 | us02web.zoom.us/j/86483650623 | Call in: +1 669-900-9128…

news.un (2020-12-01). UNHCR asks Ethiopia for urgent access to 96,000 Eritreans cut off without food. news.un.org The UN refugee agency, UNHCR, appealed to Ethiopia on Tuesday for urgent access to 96,000 Eritrean refugees in Ethiopia's Tigray region, saying the month-long conflict in Tigray had left them without vital supplies.

Sampath R. (2020-12-01). Always More to Be Done—The Presence of Comfort in Patient Care. jamanetwork.com In this narrative medicine essay a medical student recalls discovering the power of meaningful palliative care, contrasting patients' relief from suffering through caring and comfort with her father's awful experience of pain and neglect in his closing days.

Jasmine Norden (2020-12-01). As the Ethiopian government claims victory over Tigray, the UN warns the conflict isn't over. thecanary.co The United Nations (UN) has warned that hundreds of thousands of displaced people could still be in danger, after the Ethiopian government declared victory over Tigray. | The UN refugee chief Filippo Grandi Abduction reports remain unconfirmed, but Grandi told journalists refugee abductions: would be major violations of i…

Project Censored (2020-12-01). #22. An Emergency Wealth Tax to Confront Coronavirus Pandemic. projectcensored.org From March 18 to May 14, 2020, more than 36 million US workers lost their jobs, while the wealth of US billionaires increased by more than $368 billion, an increase…

commondreams (2020-12-01). PFAS Discovered in Common Pesticide Sprayed on Millions of Acres. commondreams.org ______________________________…

WSWS (2020-12-01). Workers Struggles: The Americas. wsws.org Chilean health care workers are protesting for more funding from the government to fight COVID-19 while teachers in Mexico and Peru struck and demonstrated over pay and budgetary support and Washington state health care workers demand adequate staffing and PPE.

Prof. Ruel F. Pepa (2020-12-01). The Dialectics of Justice and Revenge: A Radical Compromise. globalresearch.ca The virtue of justice consists in moderation, as regulated by wisdom." — Aristotle | "Revenge is a kind of wild justice; which the more man's nature runs to, the more ought law to weed it out." — Francis Bacon | " If …

Mehr News Agency (2020-12-01). Iranian "E Like Elvis" to vie at Color tape Intl. FilmFest. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Dec. 01 (MNA) — Directed by Iranian filmmaker Sepideh Mir Hosseini, the short film "E Like Elvis" will participate at the Color tape International Film Festival in Australia.

Haymarket Books (2020-12-01). Wednesday 12/2: #BLM Book Launch: "Black Lives Matter at School: An Uprising for Educational Justice" indybay.org Online Event…

WSWS (2020-12-01). Retired Spanish officers appeal to the king to back a military coup. wsws.org Army and Air Force officers have sent letters to King Felipe VI and to the European parliament, asking them to support action against Spain's elected government.

Mehr News Agency (2020-12-01). 29 organizations call for blocking arms sales to UAE. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Dec. 01 (MNA) — Signing a letter, twenty-nine arms control and human rights organizations have voiced their opposition to $23 billion worth of US arms sale to the United Arab Emirates.

Project Censored (2020-12-01). 4. Congressional Investments and Conflicts of Interest. projectcensored.org In January 2020 the Center for Public Integrity and Vox reported that the 2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, which granted corporations a 14 percent reduction in taxes, also helped…

Mehr News Agency (2020-12-01). 2 killed after car ploughs into pedestrians in Trier, Germany. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Dec. 01 (MNA) — At least two people were killed and 15 others injured on Tuesday when a Range Rover "deliberately" crashed into victims in Trier city center in Germany.

Project Censored (2020-12-01). #12. Police Officers Implicated in Online Hate Groups as Facebook Profits. projectcensored.org According to an investigation by Reveal, the media platform for the nonprofit Center for Investigative Reporting, hundreds of US police officers are members of misogynistic, homophobic, racist, anti-Muslim, Confederate, or…

Murphy SP, Ibhrahim NE, Januzzi JL, Jr. (2020-12-01). Developments in Heart Failure With Reduced Ejection Fraction—Reply. jamanetwork.com In Reply In response to our recent review of HFrEF, Dr Dowling and colleagues correctly highlight that mechanical circulatory support devices are anticipated to play an expanding role in the management of patients with advanced heart failure, particularly as technological advancements result in development of devices with greater efficacy and more favorable safety profiles. With improvements in device technology, early identification and referral of appropriate patients to a heart failure specialist will become even more important, so that patients do not present late with multiorgan failure, rendering them nonca…

Badri Raina (2020-12-01). The Siege of Indraprastha: The Food Providers of the Republic Come Calling. zcomm.org Up against a regime that seeks votes but disregards the voter, farmers have come prepared for the long haul to protect their interests.

Pip Hinman (2020-12-01). Nurturing the soil is vitally important to our collective survival. greenleft.org.au Farmers have the potential to become carbon sequestration heroes but are bieng failed by the major parties, argues David Bell.

Mehr News Agency (2020-12-01). DAFOOS hosts session on latest developments in Karabakh. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Dec. 01 (MNA) — A meeting to review the latest geopolitical developments in Nagorno-Karabakh was held at AJA University of Command and Staff (DAFOOS) on Tuesday.

Black Alliance for Peace (2020-12-01). U.S. Centrism: The Radical Betrayal of Global Solidarity. globalresearch.ca "… Somebody must say to America, America if you have contempt for life, if you exploit human beings by seeing them as less than human, if you will treat human beings as a means to an end, you thingafy those …

sputniknews (2020-12-01). US Launched Huawei Case to Suppress Chinese High-Tech Industry, Foreign Ministry Says. sputniknews.com The Chinese government has repeatedly criticised the US for the legal actions that have been taken against Huawei CFO Meng Wanzhou, accusing the Trump administration of an "unjustified" and "politically motivated" investigation.

Elijah J. Magnier (2020-12-01). How Will Iran Answer the Assassination of Fakhri Zadeh? globalresearch.ca US President Donald Trump and Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu decided that Iran was their worst enemy and that its nuclear and missile programs should be disrupted or destroyed by all means. Perhaps Trump considers Iran to be one of …

Michael Albert (2020-12-01). Looking Inward: Can We Win? Or Will We Defeat Ourselves? zcomm.org We who would improve ourselves, our relatives, our friends, our neighbors, or especially the world, need to learn how to deal with our tendencies to delusion, not only in its most obvious political forms like sectarianism, but also in its more personal dimensions that are cumulatively no less deadly to our political and social openness to critical change.

Mehr News Agency (2020-12-01). Very clear Israel ordered the assassination of Fakhrizadeh. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Dec. 01 (MNA) — Former acting Deputy Assistant Secretary for Non-Proliferation for US Foreign Service believes that Mike Pompeo almost certainly discussed the assassination of Fakhrizad when he met with Netanyahu in Tel Aviv on 19 November.

Carolyn Hendler (2020-12-01). Concerts, Sport Events: World's Largest Ticket Agency Plans to Require COVID-19 Testing or Vaccination. globalresearch.ca On Nov. 11, 2020, Billboard magazine reported that Ticketmaster, the world's largest ticket agency, revealed it wants to require proof that ticket purchasers have tested negative for the SARS-CoV-2 virus within 24-72 hours before attending an event or have received …

WSWS (2020-12-01). Young people speak out about the unprecedented collapse in their living conditions since the pandemic began. wsws.org Over half of all people between the ages of 18 and 29 in the United States have been forced to move in with relatives or friends since the pandemic began in March.

Mehr News Agency (2020-12-01). Headlines of Iran's Persian-language dailies on Dec. 1. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Dec. 01 (MNA) — Mehr News takes a look at the headlines of Iran's Persian-language dailies on Tuesday, December 01.

Vikram Murthi (2020-12-01). John Wilson's Magically Poignant Urban Histories. thenation.com John Wilson's Magically Poignant Urban Histories…

Jasmine Norden (2020-12-01). 'High-risk settings' in our jails means prisoners must get priority for coronavirus vaccines. thecanary.co Researchers have recommended prisoners be prioritised for the coronavirus (Covid-19) vaccine, after finding it's difficult to manage outbreaks. | Academics from the University of Oxford conducted a The researchers concluded that vaccinating prisoners early would help to so…

sputniknews (2020-12-01). Neighbours to Planned Memorial for Anders Breivik's Victims Fear Traumatising 'Terror Tourism'. sputniknews.com The 2011 terrorist act by Anders Behring Breivik that left 77 dead, the bloodiest in the country's peacetime history, has left a deep scar on the Norwegian psyche.

Richard Pildes (2020-12-01). James Baker's legal strategies won Bush a contested election — unlike Giuliani's string of losses. salon.com James Baker delivered victory. A new book reveals three crucial reasons why.