2020-12-04: Social Media Postees

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Isolated and Alone. Palestinian Children Held in Solitary Confinement by Israeli Authorities for Interrogation
Defense for Children International, Palestine | globalresearch.ca | 2020-12-04
Overview | Between January 1, 2016 and December 31, 2019, Defense for Children International — Palestine (DCIP) documented 108 cases in which Palestinian children arrested by the Israeli military were held in isolation for two or more days during the interrogation | …
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Isolated and Alone. Palestinian Children Held in Solitary Confinement by Israeli Authorities for Interrogation
Defense for Children International, Palestine | globalresearch.ca | 2020-12-04
Overview | Between January 1, 2016 and December 31, 2019, Defense for Children International — Palestine (DCIP) documented 108 cases in which Palestinian children arrested by the Israeli military were held in isolation for two or more days during the interrogation | …
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US-Backed Opposition in Venezuela Is in Freefall, Have Only Themselves to Blame
Pablo Vivanco | globalresearch.ca | 2020-12-04
Most people around the globe would agree that 2020 has been a year to forget. This is certainly, if not especially, true for Venezuela's opposition, and the upcoming parliamentary vote will only add to their misfortunes. | A revolt from within …
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New Judicial Watch Study Finds 353 U.S. Counties in 29 States with Voter Registration Rates Exceeding 100%
Judicial Watch | globalresearch.ca | 2020-12-04
Judicial Watch announced today that a September 2020 study revealed that 353 U.S. counties had 1.8 million more registered voters than eligible voting-age citizens. In other words, the registration rates of those counties exceeded 100% of eligible voters. The study …
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We are grass. We grow on everything
Vijay Prashad | mronline.org | 2020-12-04
Farmers and agricultural workers from northern India marched along various national highways toward India's capital of New Delhi as part of the general strike on 26 November.
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We are grass. We grow on everything
Vijay Prashad | mronline.org | 2020-12-04
Farmers and agricultural workers from northern India marched along various national highways toward India's capital of New Delhi as part of the general strike on 26 November.
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COVID vaccines: calling the shots
Michael Roberts | mronline.org | 2020-12-04
Before the COVID-19 pandemic engulfed the world, the big pharmaceutical companies did little investment in vaccines for global diseases and viruses.
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Alert COVID-19: RNA-Type Vaccines Which Modify the Human Genome. Crackdown on Free Speech
Peter Koenig | globalresearch.ca | 2020-12-04
This first video interview may be one of the most important ones you listen to before the onslaught of the Covid-19 vaccine — distinction: Western style Covid-19 vaccine. | The Russian Sputnik V is not part of the same design. | The …
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US War Department Vaccination Cards
Stephen Lendman | globalresearch.ca | 2020-12-04
All vaccines are hazardous to human health. | It's why they should be avoided, safe alternatives chosen for protection. | Rushed development, inadequately tested, covid vaccines will be especially dangerous. | In what ways and to what extent will only be known in …
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America's Lame Duck Period is Palestine's Nightmare
Harry Blain | counterpunch.org | 2020-12-04
The political scientist William Adler recently argued that the main risk of our current lame duck period is inaction, rather than action. So far as the United States is concerned, it's hard to argue otherwise. Sure, President Trump will pardon his buddies, maintain the relentless grift of frivolous lawsuits, and do his best to undermine…
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America's Lame Duck Period is Palestine's Nightmare
Harry Blain | counterpunch.org | 2020-12-04
The political scientist William Adler recently argued that the main risk of our current lame duck period is inaction, rather than action. So far as the United States is concerned, it's hard to argue otherwise. Sure, President Trump will pardon his buddies, maintain the relentless grift of frivolous lawsuits, and do his best to undermine…
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Will This Be the Radicalization of Black Lives Matter?
Ajamu Baraka | counterpunch.org | 2020-12-04
On Monday a group of local Black Lives Matter chapters issued a statement to the public calling for more transparency and accountability from the Black Lives Matter Global Network (BLMGN), the umbrella structure for the Black lives matter structures. In what appears to be an ongoing internal discussion, the chapters claimed that BLMGN not only…
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The Death and Resurrection of a "Cult" Poet
Ishmael Reed | counterpunch.org | 2020-12-04
A few years ago, the most powerful Black editor in New York asked me to submit outlines for two books he wanted to publish. I went one better. I submitted two manuscripts. He told me that the salespeople rejected them because "they'd only win prizes and critical acclaim." Judging by trends in Black literature, the…
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Ola Bini's pre-trial hearings suspended for two weeks
Peoples Dispatch | peoplesdispatch.org | 2020-12-04
The hearings are set to resume on December 16, but without any observers. Ola Bini, a digital privacy rights activist and software developer, was arrested in April 2019…
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Roaming Charges: Let's Get Small
Jeffrey St. Clair | counterpunch.org | 2020-12-04
One of the most useful things about Obama's memoir is that he reminds who some of the people now being recycled into the Biden administration really are. John Kerry, for example, who Obama describes as working assiduously to convince greens to "offer up concessions on subsidies for nuclear power and the opening of addition US coastlines to offshore oil drilled." Obama writes this with gratitude and admiration, naturally, and was probably all the recommendation Biden need to tap Kerry as his "climate czar."
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Roaming Charges: Let's Get Small
Jeffrey St. Clair | counterpunch.org | 2020-12-04
One of the most useful things about Obama's memoir is that he reminds who some of the people now being recycled into the Biden administration really are. John Kerry, for example, who Obama describes as working assiduously to convince greens to "offer up concessions on subsidies for nuclear power and the opening of addition US coastlines to offshore oil drilled." Obama writes this with gratitude and admiration, naturally, and was probably all the recommendation Biden need to tap Kerry as his "climate czar."
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Video: Second Karabakh War Reshapes Strategic Transport Corridors in South Caucasus
South Front | globalresearch.ca | 2020-12-04
The Second Nagorno-Karabakh War not only led to a shift of the military political balance of power in the South Caucasus, but the agreements reached to put an end to it would potentially greatly reshape transport links, and thus freight …
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Thursday 12/10: Nancy Pelosi Support US HR 1175/1162: Drop Charges Against Assange & Snowden
Bay Action2 Free Assange | indybay.org | 2020-12-04
Nancy Pelosi's house – contact organizer for details or please show up if you know location…
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Bolivarian soccer genius–Argentinian Diego Maradona °Presente!
| workers.org | 2020-12-04
By Danny Shaw and William Camacaro The slightly edited article first appeared on popularresistance.org/ on Nov. 27. The fighting peoples of the world lost a humble legend on Nov. 25. Diego Armando Maradona was 60 years old. Arguably the greatest soccer player to ever grace the pitches, the spirited striker . . . | Continue reading Bolivarian soccer genius–Argentinian Diego Maradona °Presente! at Workers.org
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"You Alone Can Save His Life": Snowden Urges Trump to Pardon Assange
Andrea Germanos | theantimedia.com | 2020-12-04
He's right, you know..
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"You Alone Can Save His Life": Snowden Urges Trump to Pardon Assange
Andrea Germanos | theantimedia.com | 2020-12-04
He's right, you know..
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Jab Me if You Can: How Political Endorsements Defeat Vaccinations
Dr. Binoy Kampmark | globalresearch.ca | 2020-12-04
Will they ever learn? When former US Presidents Barack Obama, George W. Bush and Bill Clinton announced that they would publicly take a vaccine against COVID-19, National Public Radio seemed impressed. "Who better to promote a product than a …
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Amazon Workers Are Organizing a Global Struggle
Natasha Lennard | zcomm.org | 2020-12-04
Amazon is seeing record profits — but little trickles down to the ground-level workers who keep the online giant running.
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Amazon Workers Are Organizing a Global Struggle
Natasha Lennard | zcomm.org | 2020-12-04
Amazon is seeing record profits — but little trickles down to the ground-level workers who keep the online giant running.
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War crimes in Afghanistan: Don't fall for diversions
Pip Hinman | greenleft.org.au | 2020-12-04
PM Scott Morrison is using a nationalism-charged diversion to take the focus off the Brereton report's findings into Australian special forces war crimes in Afghanistan, argues Pip Hinman.
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Friday 12/11: Zoe Lofgren Support US HR 1175/1162: Drop Charges Against Assange & Snowden
Bay Action 2 Free Assange | indybay.org | 2020-12-04
Zoe Lofgren's Congressional Office | 635 North First Street | San Jose, CA 95112…
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Friday 12/11: Zoe Lofgren Support US HR 1175/1162: Drop Charges Against Assange & Snowden
Bay Action 2 Free Assange | indybay.org | 2020-12-04
Zoe Lofgren's Congressional Office | 635 North First Street | San Jose, CA 95112…
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Thursday 12/3: Power to the People: How to Win Back Our Democracy w/ PFAW
People for the American Way | indybay.org | 2020-12-04
Online via Zoom…
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French police launch crackdown on mosques suspected of 'Islamic separatism'
MEE and agencies | middleeasteye.net | 2020-12-04
French police launch crackdown on mosques suspected of 'Islamic separatism' | Around 2,600 Muslim places of worship to be inspected in cities across France, according to interior minister Gerald Darmanin | MEE and agencies | Fri, 12/04/2020 – 12: 01 | Muslim protestors in India and across the world condemned Macron's defence of caricaturing the Prophet Muhammad (AFP) | Scores of mosques in France were raided…
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French police launch crackdown on mosques suspected of 'Islamic separatism'
MEE and agencies | middleeasteye.net | 2020-12-04
French police launch crackdown on mosques suspected of 'Islamic separatism' | Around 2,600 Muslim places of worship to be inspected in cities across France, according to interior minister Gerald Darmanin | MEE and agencies | Fri, 12/04/2020 – 12: 01 | Muslim protestors in India and across the world condemned Macron's defence of caricaturing the Prophet Muhammad (AFP) | Scores of mosques in France were raided…
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Attacks on LGBTQ2S+ youth continue in Florida
Devin C | workers.org | 2020-12-04
Occupied Seminole/Calusa/Taino land — South Florida On Nov. 20 the 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled 2-1 in favor of reactionary conversion therapists, striking down previous bans on conversion therapy in Boca Raton and Palm Beach County, Fla. Conversion therapy, aimed primarily at LGBTQ2S+ youth, is a term that . . . | Continue reading Attacks on LGBTQ2S+ youth continue in Florida at Workers.org
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Wet'suwet'en Call On Province To Close Pipeline Work Camps
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2020-12-04
Members of the Wet'suwet'en Nation are calling on B.C.'s public health officer to shut down work camps operating on their territory as COVID-19 numbers rise in northern B.C. | In an open letter to Dr. Bonnie Henry signed by 22 Ts'ako ze', or female chiefs, the women express "grave concern" over continued construction of the Coastal GasLink natural gas pipeline through the region. | Three work camps currently house close to 700 people on Wet'suwet'en territory, according to the pipeline builder's November update.
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Turkey: US sanctions over S-400s to be mandatory in new defence bill
MEE and agencies | middleeasteye.net | 2020-12-04
Turkey: US sanctions over S-400s to be mandatory in new defence bill | The $740bn annual US defence spending legislation will oblige the White House to select from a list of sanctions | MEE and agencies | Fri, 12/04/2020 – 09: 37 | Russia delivered the S-400 ground-to-air systems last year and Turkey has tested them as recently as October (Reuters) | Turkey's lira slipped on Friday after US lawmakers include…
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United Nations Removes Marijuana From List Of Most Dangerous Drugs
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2020-12-04
A United Nations panel has voted to remove medical cannabis from a list of dangerous drugs. | In the Wednesday vote, the Commission for Narcotic Drugs voted on several World Health Organization (WHO) recommendations related to cannabis. Among them was a recommendation that the drug be stricken from Schedule IV of the 1961 Single Convention on Narcotic Drugs. The list currently puts cannabis alongside drugs like heroin, cocaine and fentanyl. | While the vote will not have any immediate or binding effect on international cannabis laws, it will open doors for reforms that use such international agreements as guideli…
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Priti Patel is furious that campaigners are daring to challenge deportation flights
The Canary | thecanary.co | 2020-12-04
Home secretary Priti Patel has called comments from campaigners who linked the deportation of Black people to Jamaica "deeply offensive" because they linked it to the Windrush scandal. Said scandal involved the deportation of Black people to Jamaica.The government has defended the action as it claims those deported are criminals with no right to be in the UK. Campaigners argue there should be no deportations until "justice has been delivered for all Commonwealth Windrush victims".Thirteen prisoners were deported to Jamaica in a flight on 2 December, but lawyers successfully moved to have another 23 removed from t…
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Thai activists stage creative protest
Pip Hinman | greenleft.org.au | 2020-12-04
Thailand's royal excesses were mercilessly parodied in street theatre in Sydney, reports Peter Boyle.
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Twisting light and COVID treatment: News from the College
imperial.ac.uk | 2020-12-04
Here's a batch of fresh news and announcements from across Imperial.
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Why the Fed Needs Public Banks
Ellen Brown | dissidentvoice.org | 2020-12-04
The Fed's policy tools — interest rate manipulation, quantitative easing, and "Special Purpose Vehicles" — have all failed to revive local economies suffering from government-mandated shutdowns. The Fed must rely on private banks to inject credit into Main Street, and private banks are currently unable or unwilling to do it. The tools the Fed actually …
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ILO survey reveals COVID-19 impact on Bangladeshi women garment workers
wsws.org | 2020-12-04
COVID-19 continues to rage through the country with the number of infections climbing to almost 470,000 and the death toll at 6,713.
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Venezuela Wins Simply By Holding An Election
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2020-12-04
On December 6, the Venezuelan people will vote for a new National Assembly. Ordinarily, there is nothing unusual about this, nor would this be newsworthy outside Venezuela. Ever since the election of Hugo Chávez to the presidency in 1998, the Venezuelan people have been used to more than one national election each year (this legislative election is the 25th in 21 years); these have been the presidential elections, the legislative elections, and the referendums to strengthen the 1999 Constitution. On the surface, this is just another one of these elections that has served to deepen the meaning of democracy in Vene…
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As Israel heads to elections, nothing is different but everything has changed
Meron Rapoport | middleeasteye.net | 2020-12-04
As Israel heads to elections, nothing is different but everything has changed | Netanyahu is looking strong as his latest government collapses around him. But fundamental shifts in society mean voters are more polarised than ever | Meron Rapoport | Fri, 12/04/2020 – 09: 01 | Israelis from the Centres For Social Justice wearing masks of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu (L) and Alternate Prime Minister Benny Gant…
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As Israel heads to elections, nothing is different but everything has changed
Meron Rapoport | middleeasteye.net | 2020-12-04
As Israel heads to elections, nothing is different but everything has changed | Netanyahu is looking strong as his latest government collapses around him. But fundamental shifts in society mean voters are more polarised than ever | Meron Rapoport | Fri, 12/04/2020 – 09: 01 | Israelis from the Centres For Social Justice wearing masks of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu (L) and Alternate Prime Minister Benny Gant…
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Proof Against Sophistry, India's Farmers Demand a Simple but Truthful Commitment in Writing
Badri Raina | zcomm.org | 2020-12-04
The time has come when the theatrics of artful dissembling comes to be seen for what it is — theatrics unconnected to reality…
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Earth to Portland: Dispatch from the Nation's Problem Child
Tom H. Hastings | zcomm.org | 2020-12-04
It's time for us to show the world that Portland is a town of peace warriors. Let's practice activism that everyone can participate in, including our children. This world is theirs to inherit–let's make our streets safe for them again.
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"Operation Condor": The CIA's Secret Global War Against Latin America's Left
Branko Marcetic | globalresearch.ca | 2020-12-04
Forty-five years ago, under a cloak of secrecy, Operation Condor was officially launched: a global campaign of violent repression against the Latin American left by the region's quasi-fascist military dictatorships. The US government not only knew about the program — …
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Status Quo Ante and the Return to Normal
Daniel Warner | counterpunch.org | 2020-12-04
People in Geneva and around the world are hoping that the presidency of Joseph R. Biden Jr. will return the United States to the way it was before the presidency of Donald Trump. According to this popular narrative, multilateralism will flourish with renewed American leadership. The four years of the Trump administration, it is said,…
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Prison Strikers Suspend Starvation, Continue Work Strike
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2020-12-04
Corcoran, CA – CDCr's negligent and careless response to the COVID-19 outbreak at CSATF has now killed at least three people. Active cases at the prison continue to hover near 1000 and now over half of the facility has contracted the disease. Guards and staff members are still failing to follow safety protocols and continue to move people around the facility creating more and more exposure. | The hunger strikers in D have decided to suspend their starvation in order to recover their health for an ongoing fight.
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Death of a Liberal and Black Lives Matter
Tony McKenna | counterpunch.org | 2020-12-04
The criminalization of black people had been shaped as a clear strategy on the part of the state to target and cripple expressions of popular power, to coerce labour along explicitly racial and class lines, while facilitating the enrichment of an elite which — ever more parasitical — grew bloated and septic having gorged itself on such unremitting suffering. It is in this context that the horror of what had happened to George Floyd forms a link in a chain of systematic oppression and mass murder.
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New investigation reveals terrible conditions for UK asylum seekers held in ex-military barracks
Mohamed Elmaazi | thecanary.co | 2020-12-04
Over 400 UK asylum seekers are being 'accommodated' in conditions said to be unsanitary, overcrowded, and degrading, according to a new report by Shadia Edwards-Dashti for RT. | 'Worse we than anticipated': | In Napier Barracks | Asylum seekers reach boiling point, Edwards-Dashti reports from Folkestone, Kent where a former military housing block has been repurposed. Asylum seekers told the journalist, at times on condition of anonymity, that the beds are infested with bugs, residents have been self-harming, and that they are only permitted to leave the facility…
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No Escape from Our Techno-Feudal World
Pepe Escobar | globalresearch.ca | 2020-12-04
This article was originally published on Asia Times. | The political economy of the Digital Age remains virtually terra incognita. In Techno-Feudalism, published three months ago in France (no English translation yet), Cedric Durand, an economist at the Sorbonne, …
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Martyred Missionaries: The Lives and Legacies of Maura Clarke, Jean Donovan, Ita Ford, and Dorothy Kazel
Brett Wilkins | counterpunch.org | 2020-12-04
On the night of December 2, 1980, Maura Clarke, Jean Donovan, Ita Ford, and Dorothy Kazel, Catholic missionaries from the United States, were kidnapped, beaten, raped, and murdered by a U.S.-backed death squad while working to help the poor and oppressed people of El Salvador. In their lives, work, and tragic, untimely deaths, the women…
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US Struggles for Relevance in Southeast Asia
Tony Cartalucci | asia-pacificresearch.com | 2020-12-04
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Engels against reformism in Germany and France
Eds. | mronline.org | 2020-12-04
Friedrich Engels was born 200 years ago today. Modern reformists like to cite Engels as an authority. But until his very last day, Engels fought against reformist ideas and for revolutionary principles.
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UK and Russia announce start of COVID-19 vaccinations from next week
Peoples Dispatch | peoplesdispatch.org | 2020-12-04
Raising hopes for an early victory against COVID-19, Russian president Vladimir Putin on December 2, Wednesday, announced mass voluntary vaccination in Russia starting next week. Russia became the second country to declare such a move after the UK announced similar measures earlier in the day. | The UK health ministry said in a statement that it has accepted the recommendations of the Independent Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) and approved Pfizer-BioNTech's COVID-19 vaccine for use. Prime minister Boris Johnson proclaimed the same in a television address to the nation. | UK PM Boris Jo…
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Thursday 12/3: Rock the Runoff! Virtual Concert Fundraiser to #GOTV in Georgia
Fair Fight | indybay.org | 2020-12-04
Online event…
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Namibian Rà∂ssing Mine Workers Face Covid-19 & Attacks From State Owned China State Owners
Labor Video Project | indybay.org | 2020-12-04
Namibian Rà∂ssing mine workers face the Covid-19 pandemic & attacks from state owned China National Uranium Corporation Limited. They have tried to intimidate and bribe union leaders and also have fired the Namibian Miner's Union Rà∂ssing Union branch.
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US Slaps More Sanctions on Iran, Claiming Tehran Has Secret Chemical Weapons
Dave DeCamp | theantimedia.com | 2020-12-04
Iraq used chemical weapons against Iran in 1980s war while receiving support from the US.
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More than half of Yemeni population likely to face acute food insecurity by mid-2021: UN agencies
Peoples Dispatch | peoplesdispatch.org | 2020-12-04
UN agencies have emphasized that an end to the Saudi-led war in Yemen is the only long-term solution for ending the food insecurity in the country…
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Why Venezuela's National Assembly elections matter
Federico Fuentes | zcomm.org | 2020-12-04
Venezuelans are set to vote in elections like no other in the country's recent history when they go to the polls to elect a new National Assembly (AN) on December 6…
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Thursday 12/17: Bill of Rights Day 2020 Celebration Webinar w/ ACLU NorCal
ACLU Northern California | indybay.org | 2020-12-04
Online via Zoom…
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Eisenhower's Ghost Haunts Biden's Foreign Policy Team
Nicolas J S Davies | counterpunch.org | 2020-12-04
In his first words as President-elect Joe Biden's nominee for Secretary of State, Antony Blinken said, "we have to proceed with equal measures of humility and confidence." Many around the world will welcome this promise of humility from the new administration, and Americans should too. Biden's foreign policy team will also need a special kind of confidence to confront the most serious…
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Trying to Repair a Room in a House Still Burning
Joseph Natoli | counterpunch.org | 2020-12-04
74 million Americans voted for Donald J. Trump in the 2020 election with a turnout of close to 67% of all eligible voters, the largest in over a century. Although Biden attracted some 80 million votes it seems clear that the driving passion to come out and vote had Trump at the center. Passionate Trump…
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Chinese water deer introduced to UK may be valuable to restoring numbers in Asia
imperial.ac.uk | 2020-12-04
Researchers have found Chinese water deer populations in the UK might be able to supplement declining populations in their native range in East Asia.
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Australian Court Upholds Sacking of Academic for Criticising US and Israeli Militarism
Mike Head | asia-pacificresearch.com | 2020-12-04
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"Everyone Knows What Happens Here to Girls": the Plight the Children of Mumbai's Sex Workers During the COVID Lockdown
Aakanksha | counterpunch.org | 2020-12-04
This is hell This is a swirling vortex This is an ugly agony This is pain wearing a dancer's anklets… — From Namdeo Dhasal's poem 'Kamathipura' The always bustling road had gone quiet for the first time in many years. But the women living there could not stay away from work for too long. Rents…
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Extinction Rebellion Brought Love, Police Brought Rage
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2020-12-04
Extinction Rebellion WA (XR) hit the streets with a Festival of Love and Rage on November 28 with a message to the Western Australia Premier: act on the climate emergency like you dealt with the COVID-19 pandemic. | Labor Premier Mark McGowan has ignored pressure to open WA's borders, applying a strict quarantine policy. There have been no cases of community spread in several months. | By contrast, the government's response to the climate crisis has been lacking in science. | Since lifting the state's moratorium on fracking in 2018, McGowan has given the go-ahead to several huge shale and tight gas projects throu…
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New head of UK equality watchdog opposed efforts to define Islamophobia
Simon Hooper | middleeasteye.net | 2020-12-04
New head of UK equality watchdog opposed efforts to define Islamophobia | Baroness Falkner, named this week as chair of the Equality and Human Rights Commission, has hosted parliamentary events for the neoconservative Henry Jackson Society | Simon Hooper | Fri, 12/04/2020 – 14: 40 | Kishwer Falkner has said that Islamophobia should not be treated as a separate form of racism (Creative Commons) | The new chair of the…
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Book Review: 'The Myth And Propaganda Of Black Buying Power'
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2020-12-04
Dr. Jared A. Ball's new book, "The Myth and Propaganda of Black Buying Power" explains the history of the black "buying power" canard. It is a commercial and political propaganda tool for the black political class, a cudgel to blame people for their own poverty, and a means of disappearing any critique of capitalism. | Black Americans are besieged by many facetious notions which claim to bring them progress. One of the most pervasive and insidious is the myth of "buying power." We are told that we have $1 trillion that could be harnessed if only we spent money more wisely or saved more or were better educated abo…
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Erdogan says France needs to get rid of Macron
Ragip Soylu | middleeasteye.net | 2020-12-04
Erdogan says France needs to get rid of Macron | Turkish President slams French counterpart over his intervention in Azerbaijan-Armenia conflict | Ragip Soylu | Fri, 12/04/2020 – 13: 46 | French President Emmanuel Macron (R) and President Recep Tayyip Erdogan of Turkey at a Nato summit in Watford, near London, December 2019. (AFP) | Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan continued his personal attacks against his Fren…
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Every Major Bank Has Now Ruled Out Funding Arctic Drilling
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2020-12-04
We got another one. On Monday evening, Bank of America said that it will no longer finance fossil fuel exploration in the Arctic, joining Goldman Sachs, Morgan Stanley, Chase, Wells Fargo, and CitiBank, which all announced similar policies this year. That means no major U.S. bank will fund oil and gas production in the region anymore. | The news follows years of public pressure from climate organizers for companies to stop enabling Arctic drilling. The movement heated up since last fall when a coalition launched Stop the Money Pipeline, a campaign to call out Wall Street firms' role in particular.
popularresistance.org/every-major-bank-h…

Artificial Intelligence (AI), Robotics, and the Trajectory of Human Civilization
Prof. Ruel F. Pepa | globalresearch.ca | 2020-12-04
"I believe that at the end of the century the use of words and general educated opinion will have altered so much that one will be able to speak of machines thinking without expecting to be contradicted." — Alan Turing…
globalresearch.ca/artificial-intelligenc…

Injecting Liquidity into the Real Economy: Why the Federal Reserve Needs Public Banks
Ellen Brown | globalresearch.ca | 2020-12-04
The Fed's policy tools — interest rate manipulation, quantitative easing, and "Special Purpose Vehicles" — have all failed to revive local economies suffering from government-mandated shutdowns. The Fed must rely on private banks to inject credit into Main Street, and …
globalresearch.ca/why-fed-needs-public-b…

Thursday 12/17: End Violence Against Sex Workers: Decriminalization, Justice & Compensation
US Prostitutes Collective | indybay.org | 2020-12-04
Zoom details sent day of Event RSVP @ bit.ly/usprosd17 get link.
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Remembering Leslie Feinberg — trans warrior, communist revolutionary
Mirinda Crissman | workers.org | 2020-12-04
Six years since hir passing on Nov. 15, 2014, Leslie Feinberg's presence is still unshakable. Leslie Feinberg with Workers World Party founding members Dorothy Ballan and Sam Marcy in 1991. The struggle against oppressions that stem from capitalism rages on. That struggle for liberation has literally been pushed forward by . . . | Continue reading Remembering Leslie Feinberg — trans warrior, communist revolutionary at Workers.org
workers.org/2020/12/52904/?utm_source=rs…

UK's Times newspaper pays £30,000 in damages to Cage over false story
MEE staff | middleeasteye.net | 2020-12-04
UK's Times newspaper pays £30,000 in damages to Cage over false story | Advocacy organisation also receives apology following publication of article that claimed it supported Reading knife attacks suspect | MEE staff | Fri, 12/04/2020 – 11: 53 | 'This will not be the last time The Times uses its pages to generate more hostility towards Muslim activists,' said Begg (Screengrab) | The Times newspaper has agreed to…
www.middleeasteye.net/news/uk-times-news…

Tenants Demand Landlords Sign 'Cancel Rent' Contracts As Evictions Loom
Tenant and Neighborhood Councils | indybay.org | 2020-12-04
Tenant union raises cancel rent calls to landlord association.
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/12/03/1883877…

Eisenhower's Ghost Haunts Biden's Foreign Policy Team
Nicolas J S Davies | counterpunch.org | 2020-12-04
In his first words as President-elect Joe Biden's nominee for Secretary of State, Antony Blinken said, "we have to proceed with equal measures of humility and confidence." Many around the world will welcome this promise of humility from the new administration, and Americans should too. Biden's foreign policy team will also need a special kind of confidence to confront the most serious…
counterpunch.org/2020/12/04/eisenhowers-…

How 800 Families Descended From Slaves Could Be Pushed Out by a Bolsonaro-U.S. Base Deal in Brazil
Daniel Giovanaz | counterpunch.org | 2020-12-04
Antonio Marcos Diniz was only 13 years old when his family was forced to leave their home near Brazil's Atlantic coast in 1983. Along with 311 other families, they had to move 60 kilometers west to Agrovila Peru so that the government could build the Alcântara Launch Center (CLA), in Maranhà£o, in northeastern Brazil. Today, at the…
counterpunch.org/2020/12/04/how-800-fami…

Facts About COVID-19
Swiss Propaganda Research | globalresearch.ca | 2020-12-04
Fully referenced facts about covid-19, provided by experts in the field, to help our readers make a realistic risk assessment. (Regular updates below). | "The only means to fight the plague is honesty." (Albert Camus, 1947) | *** | Overview: | Lethality: | …
globalresearch.ca/facts-about-covid-19/5…

Neoliberal Nightmare in Ecuador
Yanis Iqbal | zcomm.org | 2020-12-04
Ecuador is currently in a period characterized by immense class tensions…
zcomm.org/znetarticle/neoliberal-nightma…

Third of families on benefits will rely on charity food this Christmas — survey
The Canary | thecanary.co | 2020-12-04
More than a third of families on benefits will rely on food provided by charities this Christmas, research suggests.Cut back Christmas: A survey for Save the Children found that 37% of families receiving Universal Credit and Child Tax Credit will rely on food parcels or meals handed out by charities. Almost two-thirds (65%) say they will have to cut back on essentials like food and heating to cover the cost of Christmas.Half of the 1,000 families surveyed said they are worried about being able to afford presents for their children this year.This has left them feeling ashamed, depressed and like "failures a…
thecanary.co/uk/news/2020/12/04/third-of…

WW Commentary/Harm reduction, not jails!
Princess Harmony | workers.org | 2020-12-04
In addressing addiction, harm reduction comes in many forms. Some include drug decriminalization, safe injection sites, spreading of Narcan and other forms of naloxone, distribution of medicines for medication assisted treatment along with pure drugs, fentanyl test kits, distribution of clean needles, and the diversion of methadone and buprenorphine. We . . . | Continue reading WW Commentary/Harm reduction, not jails! at Workers.org
workers.org/2020/12/52893/?utm_source=rs…

House Hearing: Wall Street Gets Bailed Out by Fed; Main Street Gets Sold Out
Pam Martens, Russ Martens | counterpunch.org | 2020-12-04
Sparks were flying throughout yesterday's House Financial Services Committee hearing. After Fed Chair Jerome Powell and U.S. Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin appeared before the Senate Banking Committee on Tuesday, they were grilled for 2 more hours yesterday by members of the House Financial Services Committee. The atmosphere was far less cordial than the prior day,…
counterpunch.org/2020/12/04/house-hearin…

Artificial Intelligence (AI), Robotics, and the Trajectory of Human Civilization
Prof. Ruel F. Pepa | globalresearch.ca | 2020-12-04
"I believe that at the end of the century the use of words and general educated opinion will have altered so much that one will be able to speak of machines thinking without expecting to be contradicted." — Alan Turing…
globalresearch.ca/artificial-intelligenc…

UK and Russia announce start of COVID-19 vaccinations from next week
Peoples Dispatch | peoplesdispatch.org | 2020-12-04
Raising hopes for an early victory against COVID-19, Russian president Vladimir Putin on December 2, Wednesday, announced mass voluntary vaccination in Russia starting next week. Russia became the second country to declare such a move after the UK announced similar measures earlier in the day. | The UK health ministry said in a statement that it has accepted the recommendations of the Independent Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) and approved Pfizer-BioNTech's COVID-19 vaccine for use. Prime minister Boris Johnson proclaimed the same in a television address to the nation. | UK PM Boris Jo…
peoplesdispatch.org/2020/12/04/uk-and-ru…

Free Alabama Movement calls 'economic blackout' on prison system
Devin C | workers.org | 2020-12-04
Occupied Muscogee Creek, Choctaw, Cherokee, Shawnee, Yuchi lands The Free Alabama Movement, led primarily by Black men who are incarcerated in the state of Alabama, has declared a 30-day economic blackout — a boycott of for-profit prison services and a work strike — to protest inhumane conditions at prisons across . . . | Continue reading Free Alabama Movement calls 'economic blackout' on prison system at Workers.org
workers.org/2020/12/52911/?utm_source=rs…

Saturday 12/5: Second Annual Medical Symposium on Health Effects of Oil & Gas Industry
Physicians for Social Responsibility | indybay.org | 2020-12-04
Virtual conference (FREE)…
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/12/03/1883877…

Status Quo Ante and the Return to Normal
Daniel Warner | counterpunch.org | 2020-12-04
People in Geneva and around the world are hoping that the presidency of Joseph R. Biden Jr. will return the United States to the way it was before the presidency of Donald Trump. According to this popular narrative, multilateralism will flourish with renewed American leadership. The four years of the Trump administration, it is said,…
counterpunch.org/2020/12/04/status-quo-a…

Gamil Means No
Pip Hinman | greenleft.org.au | 2020-12-04
Young Gomeroi leaders led a passionate protest in opposition to Santos' plan to drill 850 coal seam gas wells on their Country in north-west NSW, reports Zebedee Parkes.
greenleft.org.au/content/gamil-means-no

Monday 12/21: Homeless Persons Memorial
Keith McHenry | indybay.org | 2020-12-04
100 Laurel St, Santa Cruz…
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/12/02/1883877…

Why the Fed Needs Public Banks
Ellen Brown | dissidentvoice.org | 2020-12-04
The Fed's policy tools — interest rate manipulation, quantitative easing, and "Special Purpose Vehicles" — have all failed to revive local economies suffering from government-mandated shutdowns. The Fed must rely on private banks to inject credit into Main Street, and private banks are currently unable or unwilling to do it. The tools the Fed actually …
dissidentvoice.org/2020/12/why-the-fed-n…

England's GPs 'Left in the Dark' over COVID Vaccine Rollout
James Cusick | globalresearch.ca | 2020-12-04
England's GPs, who are expected to play a pivotal role in the roll out of coronavirus vaccines, say they are in the dark about how exactly they will fit into the government's plans, according to the British Medical Association (BMA)….
globalresearch.ca/gp-covid-vaccine-rollo…

Against the Center: the Past and Future of Donald Trump
Jeffrey Sommers | counterpunch.org | 2020-12-04
The 2020 United States presidential election is both over, and yet isn't. Donald Trump lost. Yet, on two scores the election is not done. One is that there are the tailwinds that propelled Trump forward. They continue blowing with no headwinds forecasted. The second is that Trump will not concede defeat. Though he will eventually…
counterpunch.org/2020/12/04/against-the-…

Injecting Liquidity into the Real Economy: Why the Federal Reserve Needs Public Banks
Ellen Brown | globalresearch.ca | 2020-12-04
The Fed's policy tools — interest rate manipulation, quantitative easing, and "Special Purpose Vehicles" — have all failed to revive local economies suffering from government-mandated shutdowns. The Fed must rely on private banks to inject credit into Main Street, and …
globalresearch.ca/why-fed-needs-public-b…

England's GPs 'Left in the Dark' over COVID Vaccine Rollout
James Cusick | globalresearch.ca | 2020-12-04
England's GPs, who are expected to play a pivotal role in the roll out of coronavirus vaccines, say they are in the dark about how exactly they will fit into the government's plans, according to the British Medical Association (BMA)….
globalresearch.ca/gp-covid-vaccine-rollo…

UK Labour Party suspends senior member of left-wing Jewish group
Direnc Balik | middleeasteye.net | 2020-12-04
UK Labour Party suspends senior member of left-wing Jewish group | Action comes after Naomi Wimborne-Idrissi said she was 'uncomfortable' at other party members being suspended over accusations of antisemitism | Direnc Balik | Fri, 12/04/2020 – 11: 03 | A still of Naomi Wimborne-Idrissi speaking to the LBC radio station (screengrab) | The UK Labour Party has suspended a senior member of the Jewish Voice for Labour (JVL) group after a meeting in which she said she was "uncomfortable" with seeing fellow members suspended over accusations of antisemitism. | Naomi Wimborne-Idrissi made the comments at a meeting of th…
www.middleeasteye.net/news/uk-labour-sen…

Thursday 12/17: Bill of Rights Day 2020 Celebration Webinar w/ ACLU NorCal
ACLU Northern California | indybay.org | 2020-12-04
Online via Zoom…
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/12/03/1883877…

Neoliberal Nightmare in Ecuador
Yanis Iqbal | zcomm.org | 2020-12-04
Ecuador is currently in a period characterized by immense class tensions…
zcomm.org/znetarticle/neoliberal-nightma…

Tuesday 12/8: COVID-19 Misinformation: Understanding & Seeking Truth During a Pandemic (UC Berkeley)
UBDDSP | indybay.org | 2020-12-04
Online via livestream…
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/12/03/1883877…

Selected Articles: Artificial Intelligence and the Trajectory of Human Civilization
Global Research News | globalresearch.ca | 2020-12-04
Australian Court Upholds Sacking of Academic for Criticising US and Israeli Militarism | By Mike Head, December 04 2020 | The ruling backed the University of Sydney's February 2019 dismissal of Dr. Tim Anderson, an economics department senior lecturer, prim…
globalresearch.ca/selected-articles-arti…

"We have delegated our moral judgment to the markets"
Michael Sandel | indybay.org | 2020-12-04
"Yes, we can" was a call to solidarity and common goals. The legend that everyone in America can rise as high as their talents can carry them goes back to Ronald Reagan. Access to education should not be a substitute for policies that directly address the roots of inequality and the dignity of work.
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/12/02/1883876…

Green growth vs degrowth: are we missing the point?
Beth Stratford | zcomm.org | 2020-12-04
It's time to stop talking past each other and unite against the real enemies of environmental justice…
zcomm.org/znetarticle/green-growth-vs-de…

Turkey: US sanctions over S-400s to be mandatory in new defence bill
MEE and agencies | middleeasteye.net | 2020-12-04
Turkey: US sanctions over S-400s to be mandatory in new defence bill | The $740bn annual US defence spending legislation will oblige the White House to select from a list of sanctions | MEE and agencies | Fri, 12/04/2020 – 09: 37 | Russia delivered the S-400 ground-to-air systems last year and Turkey has tested them as recently as October (Reuters) | Turkey's lira slipped on Friday after US lawmakers include…
www.middleeasteye.net/news/turkey-us-san…

UK Labour Party suspends senior member of left-wing Jewish group
Direnc Balik | middleeasteye.net | 2020-12-04
UK Labour Party suspends senior member of left-wing Jewish group | Action comes after Naomi Wimborne-Idrissi said she was 'uncomfortable' at other party members being suspended over accusations of antisemitism | Direnc Balik | Fri, 12/04/2020 – 11: 03 | A still of Naomi Wimborne-Idrissi speaking to the LBC radio station (screengrab) | The UK Labour Party has suspended a senior member of the Jewish Voice for Labour (JVL) group after a meeting in which she said she was "uncomfortable" with seeing fellow members suspended over accusations of antisemitism. | Naomi Wimborne-Idrissi made the comments at a meeting of th…
www.middleeasteye.net/news/uk-labour-sen…

Venezuela Wins Simply By Holding An Election
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2020-12-04
On December 6, the Venezuelan people will vote for a new National Assembly. Ordinarily, there is nothing unusual about this, nor would this be newsworthy outside Venezuela. Ever since the election of Hugo Chávez to the presidency in 1998, the Venezuelan people have been used to more than one national election each year (this legislative election is the 25th in 21 years); these have been the presidential elections, the legislative elections, and the referendums to strengthen the 1999 Constitution. On the surface, this is just another one of these elections that has served to deepen the meaning of democracy in Vene…
popularresistance.org/venezuela-wins-sim…

Tuesday 12/8: COVID-19 Misinformation: Understanding & Seeking Truth During a Pandemic (UC Berkeley)
UBDDSP | indybay.org | 2020-12-04
Online via livestream…
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/12/03/1883877…

Extinction Rebellion Brought Love, Police Brought Rage
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2020-12-04
Extinction Rebellion WA (XR) hit the streets with a Festival of Love and Rage on November 28 with a message to the Western Australia Premier: act on the climate emergency like you dealt with the COVID-19 pandemic. | Labor Premier Mark McGowan has ignored pressure to open WA's borders, applying a strict quarantine policy. There have been no cases of community spread in several months. | By contrast, the government's response to the climate crisis has been lacking in science. | Since lifting the state's moratorium on fracking in 2018, McGowan has given the go-ahead to several huge shale and tight gas projects throu…
popularresistance.org/extinction-rebelli…

"We have delegated our moral judgment to the markets"
Michael Sandel | indybay.org | 2020-12-04
"Yes, we can" was a call to solidarity and common goals. The legend that everyone in America can rise as high as their talents can carry them goes back to Ronald Reagan. Access to education should not be a substitute for policies that directly address the roots of inequality and the dignity of work.
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/12/02/1883876…

Wet'suwet'en Call On Province To Close Pipeline Work Camps
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2020-12-04
Members of the Wet'suwet'en Nation are calling on B.C.'s public health officer to shut down work camps operating on their territory as COVID-19 numbers rise in northern B.C. | In an open letter to Dr. Bonnie Henry signed by 22 Ts'ako ze', or female chiefs, the women express "grave concern" over continued construction of the Coastal GasLink natural gas pipeline through the region. | Three work camps currently house close to 700 people on Wet'suwet'en territory, according to the pipeline builder's November update.
popularresistance.org/wetsuweten-call-on…

Priti Patel is furious that campaigners are daring to challenge deportation flights
The Canary | thecanary.co | 2020-12-04
Home secretary Priti Patel has called comments from campaigners who linked the deportation of Black people to Jamaica "deeply offensive" because they linked it to the Windrush scandal. Said scandal involved the deportation of Black people to Jamaica.The government has defended the action as it claims those deported are criminals with no right to be in the UK. Campaigners argue there should be no deportations until "justice has been delivered for all Commonwealth Windrush victims".Thirteen prisoners were deported to Jamaica in a flight on 2 December, but lawyers successfully moved to have another 23 removed from t…
thecanary.co/uk/news/2020/12/04/priti-pa…

House Hearing: Wall Street Gets Bailed Out by Fed; Main Street Gets Sold Out
Pam Martens, Russ Martens | counterpunch.org | 2020-12-04
Sparks were flying throughout yesterday's House Financial Services Committee hearing. After Fed Chair Jerome Powell and U.S. Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin appeared before the Senate Banking Committee on Tuesday, they were grilled for 2 more hours yesterday by members of the House Financial Services Committee. The atmosphere was far less cordial than the prior day,…
counterpunch.org/2020/12/04/house-hearin…

Namibian Rà∂ssing Mine Workers Face Covid-19 & Attacks From State Owned China State Owners
Labor Video Project | indybay.org | 2020-12-04
Namibian Rà∂ssing mine workers face the Covid-19 pandemic & attacks from state owned China National Uranium Corporation Limited. They have tried to intimidate and bribe union leaders and also have fired the Namibian Miner's Union Rà∂ssing Union branch.
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/12/03/1883878…

Proof Against Sophistry, India's Farmers Demand a Simple but Truthful Commitment in Writing
Badri Raina | zcomm.org | 2020-12-04
The time has come when the theatrics of artful dissembling comes to be seen for what it is — theatrics unconnected to reality…
zcomm.org/znetarticle/proof-against-soph…

How 800 Families Descended From Slaves Could Be Pushed Out by a Bolsonaro-U.S. Base Deal in Brazil
Daniel Giovanaz | counterpunch.org | 2020-12-04
Antonio Marcos Diniz was only 13 years old when his family was forced to leave their home near Brazil's Atlantic coast in 1983. Along with 311 other families, they had to move 60 kilometers west to Agrovila Peru so that the government could build the Alcântara Launch Center (CLA), in Maranhà£o, in northeastern Brazil. Today, at the…
counterpunch.org/2020/12/04/how-800-fami…

UK's Times newspaper pays £30,000 in damages to Cage over false story
MEE staff | middleeasteye.net | 2020-12-04
UK's Times newspaper pays £30,000 in damages to Cage over false story | Advocacy organisation also receives apology following publication of article that claimed it supported Reading knife attacks suspect | MEE staff | Fri, 12/04/2020 – 11: 53 | 'This will not be the last time The Times uses its pages to generate more hostility towards Muslim activists,' said Begg (Screengrab) | The Times newspaper has agreed to…
www.middleeasteye.net/news/uk-times-news…

"Operation Condor": The CIA's Secret Global War Against Latin America's Left
Branko Marcetic | globalresearch.ca | 2020-12-04
Forty-five years ago, under a cloak of secrecy, Operation Condor was officially launched: a global campaign of violent repression against the Latin American left by the region's quasi-fascist military dictatorships. The US government not only knew about the program — …
globalresearch.ca/cia-secret-global-war-…

United Nations Removes Marijuana From List Of Most Dangerous Drugs
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2020-12-04
A United Nations panel has voted to remove medical cannabis from a list of dangerous drugs. | In the Wednesday vote, the Commission for Narcotic Drugs voted on several World Health Organization (WHO) recommendations related to cannabis. Among them was a recommendation that the drug be stricken from Schedule IV of the 1961 Single Convention on Narcotic Drugs. The list currently puts cannabis alongside drugs like heroin, cocaine and fentanyl. | While the vote will not have any immediate or binding effect on international cannabis laws, it will open doors for reforms that use such international agreements as guideli…
popularresistance.org/united-nations-rem…

Ola Bini's pre-trial hearings suspended for two weeks
Peoples Dispatch | peoplesdispatch.org | 2020-12-04
The hearings are set to resume on December 16, but without any observers. Ola Bini, a digital privacy rights activist and software developer, was arrested in April 2019…
peoplesdispatch.org/2020/12/04/ola-binis…

Prison Strikers Suspend Starvation, Continue Work Strike
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2020-12-04
Corcoran, CA – CDCr's negligent and careless response to the COVID-19 outbreak at CSATF has now killed at least three people. Active cases at the prison continue to hover near 1000 and now over half of the facility has contracted the disease. Guards and staff members are still failing to follow safety protocols and continue to move people around the facility creating more and more exposure. | The hunger strikers in D have decided to suspend their starvation in order to recover their health for an ongoing fight.
popularresistance.org/prison-strikers-su…

Gamil Means No
Pip Hinman | greenleft.org.au | 2020-12-04
Young Gomeroi leaders led a passionate protest in opposition to Santos' plan to drill 850 coal seam gas wells on their Country in north-west NSW, reports Zebedee Parkes.
greenleft.org.au/content/gamil-means-no

Against the Center: the Past and Future of Donald Trump
Jeffrey Sommers | counterpunch.org | 2020-12-04
The 2020 United States presidential election is both over, and yet isn't. Donald Trump lost. Yet, on two scores the election is not done. One is that there are the tailwinds that propelled Trump forward. They continue blowing with no headwinds forecasted. The second is that Trump will not concede defeat. Though he will eventually…
counterpunch.org/2020/12/04/against-the-…

Free Alabama Movement calls 'economic blackout' on prison system
Devin C | workers.org | 2020-12-04
Occupied Muscogee Creek, Choctaw, Cherokee, Shawnee, Yuchi lands The Free Alabama Movement, led primarily by Black men who are incarcerated in the state of Alabama, has declared a 30-day economic blackout — a boycott of for-profit prison services and a work strike — to protest inhumane conditions at prisons across . . . | Continue reading Free Alabama Movement calls 'economic blackout' on prison system at Workers.org
workers.org/2020/12/52911/?utm_source=rs…

Remembering Leslie Feinberg — trans warrior, communist revolutionary
Mirinda Crissman | workers.org | 2020-12-04
Six years since hir passing on Nov. 15, 2014, Leslie Feinberg's presence is still unshakable. Leslie Feinberg with Workers World Party founding members Dorothy Ballan and Sam Marcy in 1991. The struggle against oppressions that stem from capitalism rages on. That struggle for liberation has literally been pushed forward by . . . | Continue reading Remembering Leslie Feinberg — trans warrior, communist revolutionary at Workers.org
workers.org/2020/12/52904/?utm_source=rs…

We Are Grass. We Grow on Everything
Vijay Prashad | zcomm.org | 2020-12-03
Around 250 million people across India joined the general strike on 26 November, making it the largest strike in world history…
zcomm.org/znetarticle/we-are-grass-we-gr…

We Are Grass. We Grow on Everything
Vijay Prashad | zcomm.org | 2020-12-03
Around 250 million people across India joined the general strike on 26 November, making it the largest strike in world history…
zcomm.org/znetarticle/we-are-grass-we-gr…

Friday 12/4: State & Local Advocacy Strategies During Covid-19 to Aid Immigrants, Undocumented, & DACA
United We Dream | indybay.org | 2020-12-03
Online webniar…
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/12/02/1883876…

Friday 12/4: State & Local Advocacy Strategies During Covid-19 to Aid Immigrants, Undocumented, & DACA
United We Dream | indybay.org | 2020-12-03
Online webniar…
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/12/02/1883876…

'You Alone Can Save His Life': Edward Snowden Urges Trump to Pardon Julian Assange
Andrea Germanos, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2020-12-03
"Mr. President, if you grant only one act of clemency during your time in office, please: free Julian Assange," the NSA whistleblower tweeted. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
commondreams.org/news/2020/12/03/you-alo…

A New Technology That Will Dangerously Expand Government Spying on Citizens
_____ | strategic-culture.org | 2020-12-03
Jack RASMUS | If you're worried about the capability of government to conduct surveillance of citizens engaged in political assembly and protest, or even just personal activity, then you should be aware the technological capability of government surveillance is about to expand exponentially. | The US Air Force's Research Lab (yes, it has its own lab) has recently signed a contract to test new software of a company called SignalFrame, a Washington DC wireless tech company. The company's new software is able to access smartphones, and from your phone jump off to access any other wireless or bluetooth device in the…
strategic-culture.org/news/2020/12/03/a-…

Boycott the Vaccination Program: The FDA-approved Drug Ivermectin Inhibits the Replication of SARS-CoV-2 but Nobody Talks About It
Peter Koenig | globalresearch.ca | 2020-12-03
Peruvian Doctors for the Truth have issued a short video, explaining the enormous risks of the three different types of vaccines currently on the market in Peru, two of them are genetically engineered in one way or another and will …
globalresearch.ca/breaking-fda-approved-…

The Coronavirus COVID-19 Pandemic: The Real Danger is "Agenda ID2020"
Peter Koenig | globalresearch.ca | 2020-12-03
WHO has most likely received orders from "above", from those people who also manage Trump and the "leaders" (sic) of the EU, European Union. The final decision to go ahead NOW with COVID-19 pandemic, was taken in January 2020 at the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos – behind very much closed doors.
globalresearch.ca/coronavirus-causes-eff…

The Coronavirus COVID-19 Pandemic: The Real Danger is "Agenda ID2020"
Peter Koenig | globalresearch.ca | 2020-12-03
WHO has most likely received orders from "above", from those people who also manage Trump and the "leaders" (sic) of the EU, European Union. The final decision to go ahead NOW with COVID-19 pandemic, was taken in January 2020 at the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos – behind very much closed doors.
globalresearch.ca/coronavirus-causes-eff…

The David McBride Case: Whistleblowing, Afghanistan and Australian War Crimes
Binoy Kampmark | dissidentvoice.org | 2020-12-03
Much complaint can be had of the Inspector-General of the Australian Defence Force Afghanistan Inquiry Report. It exempts political actors of responsibility for alleged atrocities and war crimes. It suggests that those in the highest echelons of the Australian Defence Forces are ignorant in incompetent innocence. It spares the desk warriors and flays the field …
dissidentvoice.org/2020/12/the-david-mcb…

Doctored Indignation: Australia-China Relations
Binoy Kampmark | counterpunch.org | 2020-12-03
Clay foot diplomacy is all the rage in Canberra, and the Australian government has become a solid practitioner. Having stuck its neck out across continents and seas to proclaim the need to investigate China over the origins of the novel coronavirus, the Morrison government now finds itself in the tightest of corners. Very much one…
counterpunch.org/2020/12/03/doctored-ind…

The David McBride Case: Whistleblowing, Afghanistan and Australian War Crimes
Binoy Kampmark | dissidentvoice.org | 2020-12-03
Much complaint can be had of the Inspector-General of the Australian Defence Force Afghanistan Inquiry Report. It exempts political actors of responsibility for alleged atrocities and war crimes. It suggests that those in the highest echelons of the Australian Defence Forces are ignorant in incompetent innocence. It spares the desk warriors and flays the field …
dissidentvoice.org/2020/12/the-david-mcb…

Is Trump Right? Was Election 2020 Rigged?
Stephen Lendman | globalresearch.ca | 2020-12-03
Rigged Election 2020 wasn't the first time it happened in America. | Throughout US history, it occurred time and again at the federal, state and local levels. | "Democracy" by duopoly rule eliminates competition from independent candidates, debauching the process, assuring democracy …
globalresearch.ca/trump-right-rigged-ele…

Is Trump Right? Was Election 2020 Rigged?
Stephen Lendman | globalresearch.ca | 2020-12-03
Rigged Election 2020 wasn't the first time it happened in America. | Throughout US history, it occurred time and again at the federal, state and local levels. | "Democracy" by duopoly rule eliminates competition from independent candidates, debauching the process, assuring democracy …
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After the Lockdown: A Global Coronavirus Vaccination Program
Prof Michel Chossudovsky | globalresearch.ca | 2020-12-03
The tendency is towards a Worldwide lockdown spearheaded by fear and media disinformation. Currently, hundreds of millions of people Worldwide are under lockdown. | What is the next step in the evolution of the COV-19 Crisis? A multibillion dollar coronavirus vaccination program to be implemented in the wake of the Lockdown.
globalresearch.ca/after-the-lockdown-a-g…

After the Lockdown: A Global Coronavirus Vaccination Program
Prof Michel Chossudovsky | globalresearch.ca | 2020-12-03
The tendency is towards a Worldwide lockdown spearheaded by fear and media disinformation. Currently, hundreds of millions of people Worldwide are under lockdown. | What is the next step in the evolution of the COV-19 Crisis? A multibillion dollar coronavirus vaccination program to be implemented in the wake of the Lockdown.
globalresearch.ca/after-the-lockdown-a-g…

Indigenous sovereignty struggle on Long Island: Shinnecock Nation, allies fight back
Kevin Salvatore | liberationnews.org | 2020-12-03
The battle has focused on a highway advertising space on Shinnecock land which is important to the nation's economy, but which New York officials seek to block.
liberationnews.org/indigenous-sovereignt…

Indigenous sovereignty struggle on Long Island: Shinnecock Nation, allies fight back
Kevin Salvatore | liberationnews.org | 2020-12-03
The battle has focused on a highway advertising space on Shinnecock land which is important to the nation's economy, but which New York officials seek to block.
liberationnews.org/indigenous-sovereignt…

Protesters demand president Alejandro Giammattei's resignation in Guatemala
Peoples Dispatch | peoplesdispatch.org | 2020-12-03
On November 30, thousands of Guatemalans once again hit the streets in rejection of corruption, austerity and police brutality, as well as to demand the resignation of right-wing president Alejandro Giammattei, his ministers and the members of the congress. | The Indigenous communities of Sololá department and members of various social organizations organized blockades on the Inter-American highway, which connects the capital to western Guatemala, at several points across the department to demand structural changes in the country. Indigenous people in María Tecún, San Juan Argueta and La Cuchilla, among other vil…
peoplesdispatch.org/2020/12/03/protests-…

Decolonizing Thanksgiving And Supporting Indigenous Peoples
Margaret Flowers | dissidentvoice.org | 2020-12-03
This week, as some people in the United States celebrated the mythical 'Thanksgiving' dinner, Indigenous Peoples held a National Day of Mourning and continued their resistance to defend the land and water. As Native American, Matt Remle, writes: Despite colonial efforts to exterminate, terminate, relocate, and assimilate Indigenous populations, Native communities continue to resist efforts …
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Decolonizing Thanksgiving And Supporting Indigenous Peoples
Margaret Flowers | dissidentvoice.org | 2020-12-03
This week, as some people in the United States celebrated the mythical 'Thanksgiving' dinner, Indigenous Peoples held a National Day of Mourning and continued their resistance to defend the land and water. As Native American, Matt Remle, writes: Despite colonial efforts to exterminate, terminate, relocate, and assimilate Indigenous populations, Native communities continue to resist efforts …
dissidentvoice.org/2020/12/decolonizing-…

A Killing in Iran: Who Gains from Yet Another Assassination? The Role of MEK?
Philip Giraldi | globalresearch.ca | 2020-12-03
It is not often that one can agree with the pronouncements made by former Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) Director John Brennan, but his tweeted comment on the killing of Iranian scientist Mohsen Fakhrizadeh suggesting that the incident "…was a …
globalresearch.ca/killing-iran-who-gains…

Indian Farmers Lead Historic Strike & Protests Against Narendra Modi, Neoliberalism & Inequality
Staff | democracynow.org | 2020-12-03
As COVID rages through India, which has the second-highest number of reported cases worldwide, hundreds of thousands of farmers are converging on the capital New Delhi to demand the government repeal new laws that deregulate agricultural markets, saying the reforms give major corporations power to set crop prices far below current rates and devastate the livelihoods of farmers. Agriculture is the leading source of income for more than half of India's 1.3 billion people. The farmer revolt comes as some 250 million workers across the country took part in the largest strike in history against the Modi government's n…
www.democracynow.org/2020/12/3/india_pro…

Ethnic Cleansing Feared as Ethiopia Wages War on Tigray Region Amid Communication Blackout
Staff | democracynow.org | 2020-12-03
The United Nations has reached a deal with Ethiopia's government to allow humanitarian access to the northern Tigray region and start providing aid. Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed launched military action against regional forces one month ago, setting off a bloody conflict and adding to the already alarming number of displaced people and refugees in the country and neighboring nations. Ethiopia has declared victory after announcing it took control of the capital of Tigray, but the Tigray People's Liberation Front says they are continuing to fight. CNN senior international correspondent Nima Elbagir says what…
www.democracynow.org/2020/12/3/nima_elba…

A Massacre in Lagos: Nigerian Military Forced to Admit It Fired Live Rounds at Peaceful Protesters
Staff | democracynow.org | 2020-12-03
A CNN investigation has exposed the Nigerian Army's role in a deadly attack on protesters in the capital city of Lagos in October, when soldiers opened fire on protesters gathered at Lekki toll gate, a key roadway and protest site. At least 12 people were killed in the massacre, which the Army initially denied, and capped weeks of demonstrations against the notorious Nigerian police unit known as the Special Anti-Robbery Squad, or SARS. Senior CNN international correspondent Nima Elbagir says the massacre "had a chilling effect" on the protest movement and enraged many Nigerians. "We kept hearing from these famil…
www.democracynow.org/2020/12/3/nima_elba…

A Massacre in Lagos: Nigerian Military Forced to Admit It Fired Live Rounds at Peaceful Protesters
Staff | democracynow.org | 2020-12-03
A CNN investigation has exposed the Nigerian Army's role in a deadly attack on protesters in the capital city of Lagos in October, when soldiers opened fire on protesters gathered at Lekki toll gate, a key roadway and protest site. At least 12 people were killed in the massacre, which the Army initially denied, and capped weeks of demonstrations against the notorious Nigerian police unit known as the Special Anti-Robbery Squad, or SARS. Senior CNN international correspondent Nima Elbagir says the massacre "had a chilling effect" on the protest movement and enraged many Nigerians. "We kept hearing from these famil…
www.democracynow.org/2020/12/3/nima_elba…

Ethnic Cleansing Feared as Ethiopia Wages War on Tigray Region Amid Communication Blackout
Staff | democracynow.org | 2020-12-03
The United Nations has reached a deal with Ethiopia's government to allow humanitarian access to the northern Tigray region and start providing aid. Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed launched military action against regional forces one month ago, setting off a bloody conflict and adding to the already alarming number of displaced people and refugees in the country and neighboring nations. Ethiopia has declared victory after announcing it took control of the capital of Tigray, but the Tigray People's Liberation Front says they are continuing to fight. CNN senior international correspondent Nima Elbagir says what…
www.democracynow.org/2020/12/3/nima_elba…

UN, aid groups warn US against blacklisting Yemen's Houthis
Umar A Farooq | middleeasteye.net | 2020-12-03
UN, aid groups warn US against blacklisting Yemen's Houthis | Designating Houthis as terrorist organisation would have far-reaching consequences in Yemen, including halting aid work amid threat of famine | Umar A Farooq | Thu, 12/03/2020 – 18: 11 | Aid groups are operating in Yemen amid funding shortages, working to deliver as much humanitarian assistance as possible (AFP/File photo) | The United Nations is making…
www.middleeasteye.net/news/yemen-un-aid-…

Amid 'unprecedented' needs, UNICEF asks for $6.4 billion to help 190 million children
news.un.org | 2020-12-03
The UN Children's Fund (UNICEF) on Thursday, launched a $6.4 billion emergency funding appeal to reach more than 190 million children affected by humanitarian crises amidst the coronavirus pandemic.
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UN, aid groups warn US against blacklisting Yemen's Houthis
Umar A Farooq | middleeasteye.net | 2020-12-03
UN, aid groups warn US against blacklisting Yemen's Houthis | Designating Houthis as terrorist organisation would have far-reaching consequences in Yemen, including halting aid work amid threat of famine | Umar A Farooq | Thu, 12/03/2020 – 18: 11 | Aid groups are operating in Yemen amid funding shortages, working to deliver as much humanitarian assistance as possible (AFP/File photo) | The United Nations is making…
www.middleeasteye.net/news/yemen-un-aid-…

Amid 'unprecedented' needs, UNICEF asks for $6.4 billion to help 190 million children
news.un.org | 2020-12-03
The UN Children's Fund (UNICEF) on Thursday, launched a $6.4 billion emergency funding appeal to reach more than 190 million children affected by humanitarian crises amidst the coronavirus pandemic.
news.un.org/feed/view/en/story/2020/12/1…

Moving Past Apartheid: One-State is not Ideal Justice, but It is Just and Possible
Ramzy Baroud | counterpunch.org | 2020-12-03
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…
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Moving Past Apartheid: One-State is not Ideal Justice, but It is Just and Possible
Ramzy Baroud | counterpunch.org | 2020-12-03
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…
counterpunch.org/2020/12/03/moving-past-…

Yemen: Trump Is Showering Saudi Arabia with Last-Minute Gifts
Ahmed AbdulKareem | globalresearch.ca | 2020-12-03
While the administration of Donald Trump readies its exit from the White House and the Middle East, Saudi Arabia's use of American diplomatic cover and weapons alike has taken on a fevered pace as the Kingdom deepens the tragedy it …
globalresearch.ca/yemen-trump-showering-…

Yemen: Unchecked violations 'may amount to war crimes', Security Council hears
news.un.org | 2020-12-03
UN experts called on the Security Council on Thursday, along with the international community at large, to put an end to the "surreal and absurd dimension" of human rights violations engulfing war-torn Yemen, where abuses continue unchecked.
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Yemen: Unchecked violations 'may amount to war crimes', Security Council hears
news.un.org | 2020-12-03
UN experts called on the Security Council on Thursday, along with the international community at large, to put an end to the "surreal and absurd dimension" of human rights violations engulfing war-torn Yemen, where abuses continue unchecked.
news.un.org/feed/view/en/story/2020/12/1…

The Smearing of Robert Fisk…Now That He Can't Defend Himself
Jonathan Cook | counterpunch.org | 2020-12-03
Something remarkable even by the usually dismal standards of the stenographic media blue-tick brigade has been happening in the past few days. Leading journalists in the corporate media have suddenly felt the urgent need not only to criticise the late, much-respected foreign correspondent Robert Fisk, but to pile in against him, using the most outrageous smears imaginable. He is suddenly a fraud, a fabulist, a fantasist, a liar.
counterpunch.org/2020/12/03/the-smearing…

The Smearing of Robert Fisk…Now That He Can't Defend Himself
Jonathan Cook | counterpunch.org | 2020-12-03
Something remarkable even by the usually dismal standards of the stenographic media blue-tick brigade has been happening in the past few days. Leading journalists in the corporate media have suddenly felt the urgent need not only to criticise the late, much-respected foreign correspondent Robert Fisk, but to pile in against him, using the most outrageous smears imaginable. He is suddenly a fraud, a fabulist, a fantasist, a liar.
counterpunch.org/2020/12/03/the-smearing…

Establishment journalists are piling on to smear Robert Fisk now he cannot answer back
Jonathan Cook | mronline.org | 2020-12-03
Something remarkable even by the usually dismal standards of the stenographic media blue-tick brigade has been happening in the past few days.
mronline.org/2020/12/03/establishment-jo…

The "Secret Agenda" of the So-called Elite
Dr. Rudolf Hà§nsel | globalresearch.ca | 2020-12-03
Important and timely article, first published on April 10, 2020 | "The International" is the world-renowned battle song of the socialist labor movement. The English version of the original French text reads: | "Wake up, damned of this earth, who are still …
globalresearch.ca/reflections-secret-age…

Right-wing extremist jailed for targeting left, Muslims
Pip Hinman | greenleft.org.au | 2020-12-03
Far-right figure Phillip Galea, who was just sentenced to jail on terrorism charges, also threatened Socialist Alliance activist and local councillor Sue Bolton after having done reconnaissance in the Resistance Bookshop.
greenleft.org.au/content/right-wing-extr…

Letter from a Bournemouth Hospital frontline nurse sparks broader discussion on conditions facing NHS workers in UK
wsws.org | 2020-12-03
The letter was publicised by NHS FightBack, an initiative of the Socialist Equality Party, and then shared widely on social media, including on a number of National Health Service Facebook campaign groups.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/12/03/nurs…

Right-wing extremist jailed for targeting left, Muslims
Pip Hinman | greenleft.org.au | 2020-12-03
Far-right figure Phillip Galea, who was just sentenced to jail on terrorism charges, also threatened Socialist Alliance activist and local councillor Sue Bolton after having done reconnaissance in the Resistance Bookshop.
greenleft.org.au/content/right-wing-extr…

100 years since US socialist journalist John Reed's death
wsws.org | 2020-12-03
John Reed's life became devoted to documenting the struggles of the oppressed. His greatest work was Ten Days That Shook the World, an indelible, eyewitness account of the 1917 Russian Revolution.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/12/03/reed…

Letter from a Bournemouth Hospital frontline nurse sparks broader discussion on conditions facing NHS workers in UK
wsws.org | 2020-12-03
The letter was publicised by NHS FightBack, an initiative of the Socialist Equality Party, and then shared widely on social media, including on a number of National Health Service Facebook campaign groups.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/12/03/nurs…

100 years since US socialist journalist John Reed's death
wsws.org | 2020-12-03
John Reed's life became devoted to documenting the struggles of the oppressed. His greatest work was Ten Days That Shook the World, an indelible, eyewitness account of the 1917 Russian Revolution.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/12/03/reed…

The "Secret Agenda" of the So-called Elite
Dr. Rudolf Hà§nsel | globalresearch.ca | 2020-12-03
Important and timely article, first published on April 10, 2020 | "The International" is the world-renowned battle song of the socialist labor movement. The English version of the original French text reads: | "Wake up, damned of this earth, who are still …
globalresearch.ca/reflections-secret-age…

Covid-19: Gaza closing mosques and schools as virus surges
MEE staff | middleeasteye.net | 2020-12-03
Covid-19: Gaza closing mosques and schools as virus surges | After avoiding widespread outbreak until August, when cases began to spike, death toll in Gaza has quadrupled in past month | MEE staff | Thu, 12/03/2020 – 21: 37 | Palestinian men walk past street art in Khan Younis in southern Gaza Strip on 12 November (AFP/File photo) | Schools and mosques are set to close in the besieged Gaza Strip this weekend, as the Pales…
www.middleeasteye.net/news/covid-19-gaza…

Covid-19: Gaza closing mosques and schools as virus surges
MEE staff | middleeasteye.net | 2020-12-03
Covid-19: Gaza closing mosques and schools as virus surges | After avoiding widespread outbreak until August, when cases began to spike, death toll in Gaza has quadrupled in past month | MEE staff | Thu, 12/03/2020 – 21: 37 | Palestinian men walk past street art in Khan Younis in southern Gaza Strip on 12 November (AFP/File photo) | Schools and mosques are set to close in the besieged Gaza Strip this weekend, as the Pales…
www.middleeasteye.net/news/covid-19-gaza…

Iran welcomes return of stability to Afghanistan
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2020-12-03
TEHRAN, Dec. 03 (MNA) — Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman Saeed Khatibzadeh says Tehran welcomes the new agreement between Taliban and Afghanistan government.
en.mehrnews.com/news/166714/Iran-welcome…

Censorship in the Biden Era
Margaret Kimberley | globalresearch.ca | 2020-12-03
The corporate media have joined the incoming administration in deciding what we can and cannot see and hear. | Ever since Donald Trump was elected president in 2016 the country has been warned about the dangers of fascism. It isn't difficult …
globalresearch.ca/censorship-biden-era/5…

Censorship in the Biden Era
Margaret Kimberley | globalresearch.ca | 2020-12-03
The corporate media have joined the incoming administration in deciding what we can and cannot see and hear. | Ever since Donald Trump was elected president in 2016 the country has been warned about the dangers of fascism. It isn't difficult …
globalresearch.ca/censorship-biden-era/5…

US, UK Governments Should Free Julian Assange
Reagan M. Sova | commondreams.org | 2020-12-03
Leaders across political divides should be pressured by the public to free Assange and defend press freedom. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
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US, UK Governments Should Free Julian Assange
Reagan M. Sova | commondreams.org | 2020-12-03
Leaders across political divides should be pressured by the public to free Assange and defend press freedom. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
commondreams.org/views/2020/12/03/us-uk-…

Jerusalem municipality sparks controversy by renaming Damascus Gate steps
Jessica Buxbaum | middleeasteye.net | 2020-12-03
Jerusalem municipality sparks controversy by renaming Damascus Gate steps | Critics denounce the move to name the area after two slain Israeli soldiers as an attempt to further erase Palestinian identity of occupied East Jerusalem's Old City | Jessica Buxbaum | Thu, 12/03/2020 – 13: 00 | A mask-clad teenager sits in front of the nearly deserted area outside the Damascus Gate in the Old City in occupied East Je…
www.middleeasteye.net/news/israel-palest…

Palestinian student activist released from Israeli prison after 15 months
Peoples Dispatch | peoplesdispatch.org | 2020-12-03
23-year-old Mays Abu Ghosh, a student of Birzeit university, was arrested by the Israeli security forces on charges of being a member of the Democratic Progressive Student Pole, a student group affiliated to the leftist Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP)…
peoplesdispatch.org/2020/12/03/palestini…

Palestinian student activist released from Israeli prison after 15 months
Peoples Dispatch | peoplesdispatch.org | 2020-12-03
23-year-old Mays Abu Ghosh, a student of Birzeit university, was arrested by the Israeli security forces on charges of being a member of the Democratic Progressive Student Pole, a student group affiliated to the leftist Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP)…
peoplesdispatch.org/2020/12/03/palestini…

Joint Chiefs Chairman Urges "Reality Check" as US Economy in Shambles
sputniknews.com | 2020-12-03
Jobless numbers show economy in crisis; Dems walk back pro-Palestine comments; Sudan to quit Israel deal if not de-listed as Terror Sponsor…
sputniknews.com/radio_by_any_means/20201…

Are "net-zero" emissions a smoke screen?
Paul Jay | mronline.org | 2020-12-03
Peter Carter of the Climate Emergency Institute says "net zero" carbon emissions by 2050 and targeting 2 degrees warming are a recipe for runaway climate catastrophe. On theAnalysis.news podcast with Paul Jay.
mronline.org/2020/12/03/are-net-zero-emi…

New Zealand inquiry suppresses evidence about fascist terror attack
wsws.org | 2020-12-03
The royal commission's report into the massacre of 51 people in Christchurch in March 2019 by fascist Brenton Tarrant is destined to be a whitewash, with crucial evidence being kept secret.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/12/03/roya…

New Zealand inquiry suppresses evidence about fascist terror attack
wsws.org | 2020-12-03
The royal commission's report into the massacre of 51 people in Christchurch in March 2019 by fascist Brenton Tarrant is destined to be a whitewash, with crucial evidence being kept secret.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/12/03/roya…

Venezuela, China Condemn US Sanctions Against Tech Company
Ricardo Vaz | venezuelanalysis.com | 2020-12-03
Beijing reiterated its support for Venezuelan sovereignty.
venezuelanalysis.com/news/15066

Video: Chicken Kiev Meets Cold Turkey: Black Sea Turkey-Ukraine Axis Emerges?
South Front | globalresearch.ca | 2020-12-03
On the face of it, an alliance between Turkey and Ukraine seems like a rather odd creation, yet one that may surprisingly durable simply because neither country has anywhere else to turn. What practically dooms them to a partnership if …
globalresearch.ca/video-chicken-kiev-mee…

Saturday 12/5: Marxism in the Age of Trump
Platypus Santa Cruz | indybay.org | 2020-12-03
Online Event | zoom.us/j/96939137271
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/12/01/1883875…

Age of capital
David Ruccio | mronline.org | 2020-12-03
It was during the "age of capital," as the illustrious British historian Eric Hobsbawm aptly called it, that Marx formulated his critique of political economy.
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Age of capital
David Ruccio | mronline.org | 2020-12-03
It was during the "age of capital," as the illustrious British historian Eric Hobsbawm aptly called it, that Marx formulated his critique of political economy.
mronline.org/2020/12/03/age-of-capital/?…

One in three children can't identify with the characters in books
The Canary | thecanary.co | 2020-12-03
One in three children do not see themselves in the books they read, a study suggests. | More young people from ethnic minority backgrounds than from white backgrounds responded in this way, at 40% compared with 30.5%, according to a National Literacy Trust (NLT) report. | The research, based on a survey of children aged nine to 18 in the UK, found two in five (39.8%) would like more books with characters similar to them. | Nearly half (45.6%) of young people from Black ethnic backgrounds said it is difficult to find books with characters who look like them, it found. | The NLT report found the issue is more prono…
thecanary.co/uk/news/2020/12/03/one-in-t…

United Native Americans Victory over GSA to Formally Recognize Joe Biden
Quanah Brightman | indybay.org | 2020-12-03
United Native Americans Victory over GSA to Formally Recognize Joe Biden as the President Elect…
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/12/02/1883876…

Israel warns its citizens they may be targeted abroad by Iran following nuclear scientist's assassination
rt.com | 2020-12-03
Israel has issued a warning to its citizens abroad about potential terrorist attacks amid threats from Tehran of retaliatory action in response to the killing of a top Iranian nuclear scientist. | Iran was quick to blame Israel last week for the killing of Mohsen Fakhrizadeh, though it has not taken credit for the action. Fakhrizadeh had been accused of heading Iran's nuclear program — even being named by PM Benjamin Netanyahu. Israel has long been critical of Tehran's nuclear ambitions. | As multiple leaders in Iran have threatened consequences for the scientist's death, Israelis abroad have been warned…
rt.com/news/508622-israel-iran-warning-t…

Adulkt Life's Book of Curses: Indie veterans make a new beginning
wsws.org | 2020-12-03
On their debut album, Adulkt Life pay tribute to their musical influences and confront a world in acute crisis.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/12/03/adul…

Geelong Trades Hall Council seeks interest in sustainable green jobs campaign
Pip Hinman | greenleft.org.au | 2020-12-03
Geelong Trades Hall Council has decided it will seek broader interest in a new campaign for a sustainable green jobs, reports Tim Gooden.
greenleft.org.au/content/geelong-trades-…

Saturday 12/5: Second Annual Medical Symposium on Health Effects of Oil & Gas Industry
Physicians for Social Responsibility | indybay.org | 2020-12-03
Virtual conference (FREE)…
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/12/03/1883877…

Thursday 12/3: Rock the Runoff! Virtual Concert Fundraiser to #GOTV in Georgia
Fair Fight | indybay.org | 2020-12-03
Online event…
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/12/02/1883876…

David Dinkins and the DSA: Worthy bedfellows
wsws.org | 2020-12-03
The DSA's extraordinary tribute to Dinkins shows exactly why this organization is the bitterest opponent of socialism.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/12/03/dink…

Graduate Student Labor Organizing Is Rising — and So Is Retaliation
Staff | truthout.org | 2020-12-03
Carlos Cruz was paying $1,550 per month to live in a 750-square-foot garage-studio without insulation in Santa Cruz while earning a salary of $18,000 per year as a graduate student teaching assistant at University of California, Santa Cruz (UCSC). He was barely scraping by and was going into debt. Accordingly, in November, he became involved in the burgeoning Cost of Living Adjustment campaign on the UCSC campus. | Cruz, an outspoken first-generation Chicano Ph.D. student in the History Department, is n…
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