Monthly Archives: October 2020

2020-10-31: News Headlines

Staff (2020-10-31). Elections 2020 live coverage with The Tight Rope and The Real News. therealnews.com Join Cornel West and Tricia Rose of The Tight Rope and The Real News Network staff for our live election coverage on Tuesday, November 3rd, from 6pm-1am ET.

Raul Diego (2020-10-31). From a wealthy socialite to an Israeli Govt censor, Facebook's new "Free Speech Court" is anything but independent. mronline.org Freedom of speech on the Internet is all but extinct, and on the eve of the 2020 U.S. elections, a de facto "free speech court" is going to make sure it never comes back. On Facebook at least.

Fight Back (2020-10-31). Tampa Bay activists to join post-election national day of action. fightbacknews.org Tampa, Fl – The past summer of 2020 has been rife with activism in the fight against police terror and white supremacist attacks, and the upcoming presidential election will determine whether Donald Trump will continue to be in power. Trump's comments and actions about the validity of the results has brought on the possibility of a hotly contested outcome. Activists and community members in Tampa and around the country plan to meet the November 3 election with protests on November 4 to fight for the defeat of Donald Trump and against white supremacy across the country. | "This election is going to have some seri…

Andrew Korybko (2020-10-31). The US Alliance with India: Bipartisan Issue of Strategic Importance. globalresearch.ca The US' alliance with India will remain a mainstay of its grand strategy regardless of who wins next week's elections since it's a bipartisan issue of the highest importance for its permanent military, intelligence, and diplomatic bureaucracies ("deep state"). | ***…

Aaron Maté (2020-10-31). Remembering Stephen F. Cohen: Katrina vanden Heuvel on life and love with eminent Russia scholar. thegrayzone.com Katrina vanden Heuvel on the life and legacy of her late husband Stephen F. Cohen, the eminent historian who shaped the field of Russia studies and bravely challenged the New Cold War. Stephen F. Cohen, the eminent historian who helped shape the field of Russia studies and bravely exposed the fallacies and dangers of Russiagate and the new Cold War, passed away on September 18, 2020 at the age of 81. Cohen's wife, Katrina vanden Heuvel, editorial director and publisher …

Ramzy Baroud (2020-10-31). What Does Israel Have against Palestinian Singer, Mohammed Assaf? dissidentvoice.org Why does Israel hate Palestinian singer, Mohammed Assaf? On October 16, Avi Dichter, Israeli Member of Parliament from the right-wing Likud Party, announced that Assaf's special permit to enter the occupied Palestinian West Bank would be revoked. Assaf, originally from Gaza, now lives with his family in the United Arab Emirates. He achieved stardom in …

Eds. (2020-10-31). What is at stake in the study of settler colonialism? mronline.org Settler colonialism, those colonial processes based on the aim of permanently settling metropolitan populations on indigenous lands, and—crucially—the struggle against it, have been at the centre of many of the key political developments of the last three decades.

Vivian Fernandes (2020-10-31). Chronicle | Colombian Commander Uriel falls in combat, fulfilling his destiny. peoplesdispatch.org In Sà£o Paulo, a fine rain took over the sky, bringing a damp sensation to the air, previously dry. Looking at the messages on my phone, I came across a note and a video, which brought the sad news of the fall of Commander Uriel, one of the commanders of the largest guerrilla group in Colombia, the National Liberation Army (ELN). | Immediately, my mind is transported thousands of kilometers away and I can almost feel the dense humidity of the air and the heat of the jungle again in the bed of the San Juan River, in the department of Chocó, Colombia. This is the place where I met Commander Uriel. And the fir…

Minnie Bruce Pratt (2020-10-31). Waukegan, Ill.: Black Lives Matter protests continue. workers.org Black Lives Matter protests are continuing in Waukegan, Ill., after police shot an unarmed young Black couple on Oct. 20. Marcellis Stinnette, 19, was killed. His partner, Tafara Williams, 20, was seriously injured. Waukegan is 15 miles from Kenosha, Wis., where police shot Jacob Blake in the back seven times . . . |

Walter Smolarek (2020-10-31). Federal court strikes blow to voting rights in key battleground state Minnesota. liberationnews.org A 2-1 decision by federal judges on the 8th Circuit Court of Appeals has raised the prospect that hundreds of thousands of mail-in votes will not be counted in the critical swing state of Minnesota.

Thomas Klikauer (2020-10-31). Manufacturing Happy People. zcomm.org In other words, if you are born in a slum in Manila or make t-shirts for the high-street fashion industry in some factory in Indonesia, or parts for an Apple iPad in China, etc. there is nothing you can do about it — except be happy…

Binoy Kampmark (2020-10-31). Cultivated Lunacy, Nuclear Deterrence and Banning the Nuke. zcomm.org In looking at the debates on nuclear weapons, one tension remains ineradicable. Those who do not possess such weapons, nor put their stake in their murderously reassuring properties, have little interest in seeing them kept…

Staff (2020-10-31). Social Movements Can Win Even With a Hostile Supreme Court. truthout.org With the confirmation of Amy Coney Barrett, how will the Supreme Court decide future cases? Most people will probably think of it as a

Staff (2020-10-31). Youth Activists Are Transforming the Election by Leading Protesters to the Polls. truthout.org For the past decade, ever since students at

Martha Hubert (2020-10-31). Wednesday 11/4: SFPD Election Protection. indybay.org SFPD, 630 Valencia @ 17th Street…

MoveOn (2020-10-31). Sunday 11/1: Your Vote is Power in Action 2020 Election Livestream w/ MoveOn. indybay.org Online via livestream…

Labor Creates All Wealth (2020-10-31). Labor Gen Strikes re 11/3/20 Election Urged by 3 Labor Groups. indybay.org As we enter this Get Out The Vote (GOTV) 4 Days, 10/31-11/3/20, three labor organizations have called for a General Strike to protect the vote and demand Nazi Trump leave office when defeated. They are from Rochester, NY, Seattle, WA and Western Massachusetts. Where is the San Francisco Labor Council resolution demanding a General Strike?>

Common Cause (2020-10-31). Wednesday 11/4: 2020 Election & Protecting Democracy After We Vote w/ Common Cause. indybay.org Online via Zoom…

_____ (2020-10-31). Sanctions, Elections And Tactical Opportunities. popularresistance.org First, the very existence of the Venezuelan nation-state is at stake in the upcoming elections. Of course, all countries on the periphery struggle for their existence in the unequal power relationship that exists between the Global North and the Global South. This is a global class struggle, where the aggressor is the imperialist pole, represented by NATO. They aim to recolonize our continent. | As such, the struggle in the upcoming elections is not with the Venezuelan opposition, which merely reflects the White House's interests.

_____ (2020-10-31). Biden And Trump Agree Far More Than They Disagree. popularresistance.org With the U.S. presidential elections slated for next Tuesday November 3rd, unprecedented numbers of voters have already cast their ballot. Despite a polarized electorate deeply divided on issues from police brutality to COVID-19, for many voters commited to preventing four more years of Trump, the two major candidates prove far more similar than presented in mainstream media. | To shed light on some of these dyanmics in this crucial election for the hemisphere, we spoke with Adrienne Pine, professor of medical anthropology at American University, member of the Embassy Protection Collective, and author of the rece…

_____ (2020-10-31). How A Key Pentagon Official Turned China Policy Over To Arms Industry And Taiwan Supporters. popularresistance.org When the United States finalized a set of seven arms sales packages to Taiwan in August, including 66 upgraded F-16 fighter planes and longer-range air-to-ground missiles that could hit sensitive targets on mainland China, it shifted U.S. policy sharply toward a much more aggressive stance on the geo-strategic island at the heart of military tensions between the United States and China. | Branded "Fortress Taiwan" by the Pentagon, the ambitious arms deal was the engineered by Randall Schriver, a veteran pro-Taiwan activist and anti-China hardliner whose think tank had been financed by America's biggest arms contr…

_____ (2020-10-31). Radical Neoliberalism Was Born And Will Die In Chile. popularresistance.org A wave of Indigenous peoples supporting the Luis Arce-David Choquehuanca presidential ticket defeated the main right-wing candidate, Carlos Mesa by 20 points, restoring democracy to Bolivia. Just days later around 80% of Chilean voters decided by referendum to re-found their nation with a new constitution. These momentous events represent twin victories for Latin American independence, the rejection of radical neoliberalism, a desire for socio-economic reform, and the insistence on self-determination from the bottom-up.

_____ (2020-10-31). Weaponising Human Rights: Can the Magnitsky Act Deny Due Process? strategic-culture.org The Australian parliament seems about to approve a 'human rights' law that would establish the ability to exert arbitrary state power over individuals in other countries who have been accused of human rights violations. Ironically, this law gives the accused no day in court, and no chance to see charges or evidence, confront accusers, present a defence or have a ruling made by an authority other than the prosecution.

Susan Jaffe (2020-10-31). [World Report] US election 2020: the future of the Affordable Care Act. thelancet.com President Donald Trump pledges to replace the Affordable Care Act while his Democratic opponent Joe Biden offers detailed proposals to improve it. Susan Jaffe reports from Washington, DC.

The Lancet (2020-10-31). [Editorial] The US election 2020. thelancet.com 100 years ago, voters in the presidential election of 1920 were weary, trepidatious, and living with the spectre of pandemic and uncertainty. After the carnage of World War 1 and the multiple waves of influenza that enveloped the world between 1918 and 1920 (of the 50 million lives lost, 675‚Äà000 were American), the US economy had sunk into a deep recession as it adjusted to post-wartime production and consumption. Presidential candidate Warren G Harding expounded that "America's present need is not heroics, but healing; not nostrums, but normalcy".

The Canary (2020-10-31). Key states that could decide the result of the US election. thecanary.co A handful of states will play a crucial role in determining the outcome of the 2020 United States presidential election.These are the "swing states": so called because they will help swing the overall result either way. Most states are not swing states and will not change hands at this election — but safe states alone are not enough to get either Trump or Biden to the White House.Here are eight swing states to watch. All were won by Trump in 2016, but all are being strongly contested at this election by Biden.(PA Graphics)— Florida | This is the most hotly-contested swing state of them all. Florida has…

Maryam Jameela (2020-10-31). Research keeps ignoring disabled People of Colour. But we exist too. thecanary.co Disabled People of Colour are being left out of conversations on disability rights. It's happening in government reports and even in reports from charities. Experiences of ableism are not separate from experiences of racism. And disabled People of Colour don't experience ableism or racism in turns, only one at a time. Other factors often complicate things too. It's time we worked to bring these issues forward.What we're doing: The Canary's investigations unit uncovers, among other things, stories about communities organising amongst themselves. These communities are forced to act for themselves when the es…

Anand Naidoo (2020-10-31). The Heat: U.S. Presidential Race. america.cgtn.com The race for the White House is in its final lap, with less than a week to go before Election Day.

_____ (2020-10-31). Draft Debacle: Bellingcat Smears OPCW Whistleblower, Journalists With False Letter, Farcical Claims. strategic-culture.org Bellingcat claimed to have uncovered a letter that disproves OPCW inspectors and journalists who challenged the censorship of a Syria chemical weapons probe. But in one of many falsehoods, Bellingcat's "letter" was in fact only a draft that was never sent — and only further exposes the cover-up. | Aaron MATÉ | Bellingcat, the NATO member state-funded website that has participated in a propaganda effort to accuse Syria of a chemical weapons attack in April 2018 and justify the US-led bombing that followed, has published a new falsehood-ridden attack on an OPCW whistleblower whose suppressed findings exposed…

Alex Bainbridge (2020-10-31). Greens advance as Labor returned in Qld election. greenleft.org.au The most important result of the Queensland election is the advance of the Greens. The Greens have increased their representation from one to at least two members of parliament. | Also significant is the return of the Palaszczuk Labor government. This is a vindication of the generally good (albeit inconsistent) approach taken by Queensland Labor to tackling the coronavirus pandemic.

K.J. Noh (2020-10-31). Why Canada Must Release Meng Wan Zhou. dissidentvoice.org Few things are as dangerous as a poorly thought-out kidnapping. Kidnappings are serious business, often with unintended consequences. History is replete with dim-witted criminals who engaged in them on a whim, only to discover adverse outcomes far beyond their imagining. One dramatic example happened 90 years ago this week: On October 24th, a mother with …

A Guest Author (2020-10-31). øRespuesta a la amenaza fascista? °Lucha de la clase trabajadora! workers.org Por Workers World Party/Partido Mundo Obrero Los siguientes son comentarios ligeramente editados del seminario web del 8 de octubre del Workers World Party/Partido Mundo Obrero los recientes debates electorales, con el primer secretario del WWP, Larry Holmes, en la ciudad de Nueva York, la principal camarada Teresa Gutiérrez en San . . . |

Robert Hunziker (2020-10-31). Dumping Fukushima's Water into the Ocean… Seriously? dissidentvoice.org (Reuters) For nearly a decade the crippled Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant has been streaming radioactive water into the Pacific Ocean. As it happens, TEPCO (Tokyo Electric Power Co.) struggles to control it. Yet, the bulk of the radioactive water is stored in more than 1,000 water tanks. Assuredly, Japan's government has made an informal …

The Canary (2020-10-31). Union calls for schools to be closed if England enters month-long lockdown. thecanary.co Schools and colleges must be closed if the government imposes another national lockdown, the National Education Union (NEU) has said. Joint general secretary Kevin Courtney also called for ministers to prepare to introduce school rotas for the end of any new restrictions. | New measures: | Boris Johnson is expected to outline fresh measures to control the spread of coronavirus at a Downing Street press conference on 31 October. He is reportedly considering introducing nationwide restrictions next week, which could see everything closed except essential shops and education settings for a month. | NEU calle…

Eds. (2020-10-31). 'Symbolic Violence: Conversations with Bourdieu' by Michael Burawoy reviewed by Paul Leduc Browne. mronline.org Michael Burawoy's Symbolic Violence is a Marxist critique of the sociology of Pierre Bourdieu. This fascinating book explores some of Bourdieu's contradictions by staging a series of 'conversations' between the French sociologist and a range of important, mostly Marxist, thinkers whose writings Bourdieu ignored or dismissed in footnotes, even though he ought to have engaged …

A Guest Author (2020-10-31). Una lucha simultánea en la misma extensión de este hemisferio. workers.org Por Sergio Rodríguez Gelfenstein El autor, un analista venezolano, envió a Workers World este artículo sobre los acontecimientos en los últimos meses en el hemisferio oeste. El 21 de octubre — Durante los meses finales del año pasado escribí dos artículos en meses sucesivos bajo los títulos " °Arde América Latina!" . . . |

_____ (2020-10-31). The Threat of Peace… Why America Needs War With Russia and How To Stop It. strategic-culture.org

The Canary (2020-10-31). Unions call for more measures to protect jobs as furlough scheme ends. thecanary.co Fears have been raised that people will be pushed into in hardship as government coronavirus support schemes end.Unions are calling for more measures to protect jobs as the furlough scheme ends, saying the new support plans are "not adequate", while poverty campaigners have concerns about the end of mortgage holidays.With no certainty about whether Covid-19 can be brought under control in the near future and millions of UK people living under further restrictions, Unite general secretary Len McCluskey called on the Government to bring forward clear plans for the protection of health, jobs and incomes.Mr McCluskey…

Peoples Dispatch (2020-10-31). Left-wing in Belgrade counters anti-immigrant vigilantism by Serbian far-right. peoplesdispatch.org On Sunday, October 25, the left-wing sections in Belgrade organized "A Tea of Solidarity" in the park near the Faculty of Economics in the city to counter the far-right vigilantism against migrants in the city. The right-wing anti-migrant group Peoples Patrols had organized a clean-up of the park and chanted anti-migrant, hyper-nationalist slogans at the event. A large contingent of security forces were also present in the park to avert clashes between the groups. | Masina reported that the leader of the right-wing group, Damjan Knezevic, who is the former vice-president of the far-right Zavetnici party, was pres…

Michael Welch (2020-10-31). Coronavirus and the Biotech Complex. A Conversation with Whitney Webb. globalresearch.ca "Government insiders had foreknowledge of the Covid-19 crisis on a scale that, thus far, has gone unreported and that those same insiders are now manipulating the government's response and public panic in order to reap record profits and gain unprecedented …

Prof Michel Chossudovsky (2020-10-31). O jogo de números do Covid-19: A "segunda vaga" é baseada em estatísticas falsas. globalresearch.ca "Zonas vermelhas", proibiàßà£o de viajar, quarentenas, "listas vermelhas". Uma "Segunda Vaga" foi anunciada. | A campanha do medo tornou-se extenuante. Milhàµes de pessoas alinham-se para serem testadas ao Covid-19. | Medidas estatais drásticas sà£o contempladas, incluindo restriàßàµes a ajuntamentos sociais, casamentos, funerais, …

Fight Back (2020-10-31). The riot in Naples and the choice between health and work. fightbacknews.org Fight Back News Service is circulating the following statement from Italian Marxist- Leninist organization Fronte Popolare. | "Health is first and foremost, but without money no masses are sung": so, we read on one of the many banners laid out during the spontaneous protest marches in Naples in these hours. The contrast between health and work, between physical well-being and economic well-being is a choice that in a real democracy we should not even imagine to make. Yet this is the choice put in front of us, in the South as well as in the North, throughout the all country. While the North — and especially…

Mehr News Agency (2020-10-31). Trudeau says Nice attack does not define Islam. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Oct. 31 (MNA) — Condemning a deadly attack in the France's Nice, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said that these terrorist attacks do not define Islam.

Mehr News Agency (2020-10-31). Bosnia & Herzegovina eyes bolstering economic coop. with Iran. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Oct. 31 (MNA) — Speaker of House of Peoples of Bosnia and Herzegovina said that his country keens to strengthen and bolster economic cooperation with the Islamic Republic of Iran.

Oakland Asian Cultural Center (2020-10-31). Sunday 11/22: Write Now! SF Bay: Claim Ourselves, Connect With Each Other. indybay.org Zoom…

Demand Justice (2020-10-31). Thursday 11/12: Expand SCOTUS: The People Demand Court Reform Panel Discussion w/ Demand Justice. indybay.org Online event…

Steve Horn (2020-10-31). Trump approved shipping tar sands by rail to Alaska. The project's owners are banking on a melting Arctic. nationofchange.org "The irony of seeing the melting Arctic as a route to get more planet-heating carbon out of the ground is almost too deep and sad for words."

John Malkin (2020-10-31). VISUALIZING ABOLITION – An Interview with Gina Dent. indybay.org Interview with Gina Dent, UCSC associate professor of Feminist Studies, on police and prison abolition.

_____ (2020-10-31). Modern Piracy And US Sanctions. popularresistance.org Washington announced in August that it had confiscated 1.1 million barrels of gasoline from four tankers en route between the two countries, which are both under illegal US sanctions. | "We estimate that in excess of $40 million will be recouped by the United States related to the sale of petroleum from those four vessels," Michael Sherwin, the acting US attorney for the District of Columbia, told reporters by telephone. He added that a "great portion" of it would be contributed to a US fund for victims of "state-sponsored terrorism," without providing any details.

Unitarian Universalist Society of S.F. (2020-10-31). Wednesday 11/4: Action for Justice and Democracy / Protect the Results. indybay.org 1187 Franklin @ Geary St., San Francisco…

Mehr News Agency (2020-10-31). Macron forced to withdraw his remarks after global protests. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Oct. 31 (MNA) — French president implicitly withdrew his previous remarks and noted that he understands how Muslims feel about the publication of offensive cartoons of the Holy Prophet of Islam.

news.un (2020-10-31). FROM THE FIELD: Planning a route to green cities in Bosnia and Herzegovina. news.un.org Bosnia and Herzegovina is showing how even highly polluted cities can be transformed into well-planned, climate-resilient urban hubs.

_____ (2020-10-31). Helicopters Over DC Protesters Broke Regulations. popularresistance.org Two D.C. National Guard helicopters that flew low over protesters in Washington, D.C., on the night of June 1 were not properly authorized to be there — and were directed by a lieutenant colonel who was far from the scene, driving home in his car, according to an initial investigation by the D.C. National Guard. | The superior officer who authorized the deployment claimed he didn't know that the regulations required him to have higher-level approval to use the helicopters at all, and that in any case, he in no way told the lieutenant colonel that the helicopters should be used for crowd dispersal.

Manlio Dinucci (2020-10-31). Manlio Dinucci: "Il pericolo per l'umanità viene dalle armi nucleari non dal covid" globalresearch.ca Manlio Dinucci, giornalista del comitato "no guerra no Nato", spiega i reali pericoli che incombono oggi sul pianeta. …

Mehr News Agency (2020-10-31). Asian American Intl. Filmfest to host Iranian "Haunt" en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Oct. 31 (MNA) — The Seattle Asian American Film Festival will be hosting the Iranian short film "Haunt" which is directed by Siamak Kashef-Azar.

Manuel Garí (2020-10-31). Spanish state: Splendour and decline of Podemos — Reasons for a farewell. zcomm.org Interview on the evolution of Podemos and explains why the decision to leave was taken…

Dr. Sucharit Bhakdi (2020-10-31). Video: The Corona Virus and the Health Impacts of the Lockdown: Interview with Dr. Sucharit Bhakdi. globalresearch.ca Dr. Sucharit Bhakdi is an award winning medical doctor specialised in the fields of immunology, bacteriology, virology, and parasitology. | This is not a killer virus comparable to the Spanish Flu. | . | . …

Mehr News Agency (2020-10-31). Autumn attracting skydivers to Yazd. en.mehrnews.com YAZD, Oct. 31 (MNA) — The number of skydivers and aficionados coming to the central Iranian province of Yazd has been growing in the past weeks after the onset of autumn and its suitable wind conditions.

Mehr News Agency (2020-10-31). Iranian feature film 'Badger' wins at Austin Film Festival. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Oct. 31 (MNA) — Iranian feature 'Badger' won an award at the 27th edition of Austin Film Festival in US.

Peter Langhorne, Heinrich J Audebert, Dominique A Cadilhac, Joosup Kim, Patrice Lindsay (2020-10-31). [Series] Stroke systems of care in high-income countries: what is optimal? thelancet.com Stroke is a complex, time-sensitive, medical emergency that requires well functioning systems of care to optimise treatment and improve patient outcomes. Education and training campaigns are needed to improve both the recognition of stroke among the general public and the response of emergency medical services. Specialised stroke ambulances (mobile stroke units) have been piloted in many cities to speed up the diagnosis, triage, and emergency treatment of people with acute stroke symptoms. Hospital-based interdisciplinary stroke units remain the central feature of a modern stroke service.

Peoples Dispatch (2020-10-31). Campaign for validating same sex marriage in Estonia gains momentum. peoplesdispatch.org Progressive sections in Estonia have launched the petition after the government proposed a national referendum that will define marriage as a union between a man and a woman…

Ed Holt (2020-10-31). [World Report] Slovakia to test all adults for SARS-CoV-2. thelancet.com Slovakia plans to be the first country to test its whole population for SARS-CoV-2, but experts warn of logistical and technical challenges. Ed Holt reports from Bratislava.

Ankit Agarwal, Trevor J Royce (2020-10-31). [Correspondence] The effect of Medicare for All on rural hospitals. thelancet.com Alison Galvani and colleagues1 robustly modelled the effect of the Medicare for All Act on US national health expenditures and outcomes. Spending on hospital care and physician or clinical services accounts for 53% of total spending. Their model assumes that Medicare rates are uniformly 22% lower than are private-payer rates and that, by switching all fees to Medicare rates, overall reimbursements will be 6% lower for hospitals and 7% lower for physicians.

_____ (2020-10-31). Peace Organizations Win Fight For Records On Explosives At Naval Base. popularresistance.org Washington – On August 31, 2020, Judge Ronald B. Leighton ordered the release of eleven records that the Navy had provided to Plaintiffs in 2012 in the course of a National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) lawsuit that were sealed later in 2012 in a secret court hearing. Judge Leighton also lifted a gag order imposed upon Plaintiffs over seven years ago. | Following the ruling by Judge Leighton, on October 23, 2020, Judge Thomas S. Zilly in the U.S. District Court in Tacoma ordered the Navy to pay legal fees incurred by two peace…

Mehr News Agency (2020-10-31). Washington resorting to target Iran vital infrastructures. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Oct. 31 (MNA) — Hailing Iran's defense equipment and deterrent power, the Head of Iran's Passive Defense Organization noted that Americans have resorted to targeting Iran's infrastructures after failing in the field of military options.

Repost (2020-10-31). Shanell Williams, Chair of Board Of SF City College Violate Brown Act. indybay.org The chair and San Fancisco Community College Board of Trustees Shanell Williams improperly violating the Brown Act and transparency for the students, faculty, staff and public.

VOTER (2020-10-31). Green Party and Peace & Freedom Party Endorsements. indybay.org Here is info on endorsements by the Green Party and the Peace & Freedom Party for President, for the State Propositions, and for local races and measures:…

Mehr News Agency (2020-10-31). VIDEO: New footage shows strength of quake in Izmir. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Oct. 31 (MNA) — At least 20 buildings in the Turkish city of Izmir alone were destroyed after a strong earthquake struck the Aegean Sea on Friday.

Katia Novella Miller (2020-10-31). Spain's Conquistador Hernan Cortes and the Unknown History of the Panama Canal. globalresearch.ca The Panama Canal project is much older than just the US imperialistic endeavor and completion of the 20th century that most people associate it with that led to the birth of a new republic. | *** | Leaving aside all issues …

Poor People's Campaign (2020-10-31). Sunday 11/1: National Call to Action to #GOTV w/ Poor People's Campaign. indybay.org Online event…

Prof. Ruel F. Pepa (2020-10-31). Is Euthanasia Ethically Acceptable? Ethics vs. Morality. globalresearch.ca Introduction | The question is obviously limited to the ethical but may also be considered in the area of morals and thus revise it to, "Is euthanasia morally correct?" I do not intend to get into a hair-splitting discussion since, in …

Mehr News Agency (2020-10-31). FM spox commiserates with quake-hit people of Turkey. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Oct. 31 (MNA) — The spokesman of the Iranian Foreign Ministry has expressed commiserations with the Turkish people following a strong and deadly earthquake which hit the country on Friday.

Santa Cruz Oferenda (2020-10-31). Sunday 11/1: All Saint's Day / Dia De Los Muertos @ SCZ Oferenda. indybay.org Santa Cruz Clock Tower Plaza @ Water & Front…

Asher Luberto (2020-10-31). Movies that Make You Want to Vote. progressive.org 'Borat Subsequent Moviefilm,' 'What the Constitution Means to Me,' and 'White Noise,' take vastly different approaches to our current political climate.

_____ (2020-10-31). Judge Approves Extradition Of Kyle Rittenhouse. popularresistance.org Waukegan, IL – An Illinois judge on Friday ordered a 17-year-old accused of killing two demonstrators in Kenosha, Wisconsin, to be extradited across the border to stand trial on homicide charges. | The ruling came several hours after a hearing at the Lake County Courthouse in Waukegan, where defense lawyers sought to persuade Judge Paul Novak to block their Kyle Rittenhouse's transfer to Wisconsin. | At the hearing began, Rittenhouse's lawyer said he'd had a change of heart since notifying the court that he planned to call witnesses, including Rittenhouse's mother.

Boaventura de Sousa Santos (2020-10-31). Negationism, gattopardism and transitionism. zcomm.org The new coronavirus pandemic has called into question many of the political certitudes that seemed to have been consolidated over the past forty years…

_____ (2020-10-31). Penguin Climate Activists Block Berlin Airport Opening. popularresistance.org Berlin – The climate justice group 'Am Boden bleiben', a member of the international Stay Grounded network, today blocks the opening of the new airport in Berlin with protest actions. The opening of the BER had been delayed for nine years, after a series of expensive construction and corruption issues. Am Boden bleiben carries out an action of civil disobedience and says that there is no room for new airports in times of climate crisis. You can follow the action live on the Twitter accounts of Am Boden bleiben and Stay Grounded.

YES on Prop 16 (2020-10-31). Saturday 10/31: YES on Prop 16: San Francisco Unity Rally. indybay.org Mission Dolores Park, 19th & Dolores St, San Francisco, CA 94114 | NOTE: Masks and Social Distancing Required…

news.un (2020-10-31). Sustainable urbanization critical to COVID-19 recovery, better quality of life. news.un.org Cities will be critical for the world to recover from the COVID-19 pandemic and the worst recession for decades, according to the latest report published by UN-Habitat, the UN agency working on urban issues.

Center for Popular Democracy (2020-10-31). Wednesday 11/4: After the Vote 2020: National Mobilization Call w/ Center for Popular Democracy. indybay.org Online event…

Emily Apple (2020-10-31). Jeremy Corbyn's suspension is a massive distraction from what's actually in the EHRC report. thecanary.co Jeremy Corbyn's suspension from the Labour Party was rightly greeted with shock and an On 29 October, the Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) published its long-awaited report into antisemitism in the Labour Party. The BBC

Jeyaraj D Pandian, Yogeshwar Kalkonde, Ivy Anne Sebastian, Cynthia Felix, Gerard Urimubenshi, Jackie Bosch (2020-10-31). [Series] Stroke systems of care in low-income and middle-income countries: challenges and opportunities. thelancet.com The burden of stroke is higher in low-income and middle-income countries (LMICs) than in high-income countries and is rising. Even though there are global policies and guidelines for implementing stroke care, there are many challenges in setting up stroke services in LMICs. Despite these challenges, there are many models of stroke care available in LMICs—eg, multidisciplinary team care led by a stroke neurologist, specialist-led care by neurologists, physician-led care, hub and spoke models incorporating stroke telemedicine (ie, telestroke), and task sharing involving community health workers.

Kim Petersen (2020-10-31). Terrorism and "French Values" globalresearch.ca There have been some horrendous, despicable killings by Muslim extremists in France. Such killings must be condemned. | French president Emmanuel Macron played the victim card, saying that France "will not give into terrorism." Yet when 21st century France engages in …

Phoebe Sorgen (2020-10-31). Berkeley Cops Arrest Protestor, Squelch 5G Opposition at AT&T's Bidding. indybay.org After holding educational forums, protesting, and lobbying for three years for stronger local telecom laws, Berkeleyans are engaging in non-violent direct action to stop 4th and 5th Generation cell antennas that are being rolled out throughout Berkeley. An all-night vigil near Berkeley Natural Grocery began at 12: 30 AM on October 28, but antennas were installed later that day on the corner of Nielsen as well as at Monterey Market.

MoveOn & Squad Victory Fund (2020-10-31). Friday 10/30: Squad Victory Fund Digital #GOTV Rally w/ MoveOn. indybay.org Online livestream recording…

Refuse Fascism Bay Area (2020-10-31). Saturday 10/31: Handmaids: Stop a Fascist Coup. indybay.org Harvey Milk Plaza, Castro & Market Street, San Francisco…

Peoples Dispatch (2020-10-31). NUMSA contemplates strike action across South Africa's motor industry. peoplesdispatch.org The National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa, which held pickets and demonstrations on Tuesday, says that employers are stonewalling the implementation of a 8% wage hike that was agreed upon in January…

Angela Chow, Htet Lin Htun, Win Mar Kyaw, Lay Tin Lee, Brenda Ang (2020-10-31). [Correspondence] Asymptomatic health-care worker screening during the COVID-19 pandemic. thelancet.com Mass testing of asymptomatic health-care workers (HCWs) has been suggested to reduce nosocomial transmission of COVID-19.1 This level of testing might not be necessary in hospitals with protocols for personal protective equipment,2 despite recommendations by Thomas Treibel and colleagues.3 The 1600-bed Tan Tock Seng Hospital, Singapore, is colocated with the 330-bed National Centre for Infectious Diseases, Singapore, which, together, manage most patients with COVID-19 in Singapore. At this hospital, HCWs use fit-tested N95 respirators, eye protection, gloves, and gowns in areas where patients with COVID-19 are tr…

Mehr News Agency (2020-10-31). Global COVID-19 death toll approaching 1.2m. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Oct. 31 (MNA) — The global COVID-19 death toll has surpassed 1.19 million according to John Hopkins University.

Tim Schermerhorn (2020-10-31). The Movement for Black Lives and Labor's Revival. zcomm.org It's a huge fight. But it always has been. The Black Lives Matter protests of 2020 give labor activists the opportunity to revive that tradition…

The Canary (2020-10-31). Even the boss of the Police Federation is slating the government's coronavirus communications. thecanary.co The chairman of the Police Federation of England and Wales has criticised the "briefing" of a potential lockdown to the media, claiming it had increased pressure on the emergency services. | John Apter, head of the organisation which represents more than 120,000 rank-and-file officers, called for "clear communication" on coronavirus measures. | He tweeted on Saturday morning: "To those briefing selective media on a potential national lockdown please understand the impact this has. It creates a media frenzy, causes confusion and ahead of any official announcement encourages some to make the most of their pre-lockd…

Mehr News Agency (2020-10-31). TPOI pursuing launch of bartering deal with 10 countries. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Oct. 31 (MNA) – Deputy Ministry of Industry, Mine and Trade said that Trade Promotion Organization of Iran (TPOI) is pursuing the operationalization of bartering deal with 10 countries.

Christian Gortázar, Francisco J Rodríguez del-Río, Lucas Domínguez, José de la Fuente (2020-10-31). [Correspondence] Host or pathogen-related factors in COVID-19 severity? thelancet.com Lucy Okell and colleagues1 observed that the transmission of severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) is currently in marked decline in many countries. Okell and colleagues suggest two possible explanations for this decline, namely the effect of lockdowns, physical distancing, and other interventions; or, alternatively, herd immunity. After analysing trends in cumulative deaths over time in many European countries that went into lockdown at different stages of their epidemic, and data obtained from serology studies on the proportion of the population that had the infection previously, Okell an…

Mehr News Agency (2020-10-31). "Sailors do not go to the sea alone" wins at Kenya FilmFest. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Oct. 31 (MNA) — Iranian documentary "Sailors do not go to the sea alone" received the Diploma of Honor for Best Feature Documentary at the Kenya International Sports Film Festival.

Andrew Emett (2020-10-31). City Councilman charged with assault and impersonating an officer. nationofchange.org Warren City Councilman Eddie Kabacinski chased down a young woman after she placed three Black Lives Matter stickers on Trump-Pence signs posted along the road.

Martha Sonnenberg (2020-10-31). The Trial of the Chicago Seven. zcomm.org Whether you see this film as an inspiration for activism, or a blunting of the breadth of activism, the diversity of interpretations of the film should not detract from, but can enrich, a story well told. It is a film worth seeing…

Pamela Das (2020-10-31). [Perspectives] Kevin Fenton: pursuing equity and equality in public health. thelancet.com Kevin Fenton is a public health polymath. He's worked successfully in health prevention and health improvement for more than three decades and is currently the Regional Director of Public Health England (PHE) London and the Regional Director of Public Health for NHS London. "I have a passion for learning and throughout my career it is about looking for the next set of opportunities to make a difference to the people who I have been called to serve", he says.

Mehr News Agency (2020-10-31). Northern ring road of Karaj under construction. en.mehrnews.com KARAJ, Oct. 31 (MNA) — The northern ring road of Karaj, the capital of Alborz province, is under construction and will reportedly be inaugurated by the year-end (Match 21).

Peoples Dispatch (2020-10-31). Why are care workers across India protesting? peoplesdispatch.org A.R. Sindhu, General Secretary of All India Federation of Anganwadi Workers and Helpers, talks about the issues faced by care workers and why they have launched a fresh wave of struggles…

Newsclick (2020-10-31). Defense agreement with US is a blow to India's strategic autonomy. peoplesdispatch.org Newsclick's Prabir Purkayastha analyzes the Basic Exchange and Cooperation Agreement (BECA) which was signed between India and the United States during the recent 2+2 ministerial dialogue in New Delhi…

Ashley Curtin (2020-10-31). US Fish and Wildlife Service delists gray wolves from Endangered Species Act. nationofchange.org The final rule, which excludes Mexican wolves, will be published in the Federal Register on Nov. 3 and go into effect 60 days later.

news.un (2020-10-31). UN 'stands ready to assist' in Aegean Sea earthquake tragedy — Guterres. news.un.org Secretary-General António Guterres is saddened by the loss of life and damage caused by the powerful earthquake in the Aegean Sea on Friday.

Mehr News Agency (2020-10-31). Foreign powers, main cause of regional crises: Army cmdr. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Oct. 31 (MNA) — Iran's Army Chief Commander said that foreign powers are the main cause of crises in the region.

Mehr News Agency (2020-10-31). No one should insult Holy Prophet in name of democracy. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Oct. 31 (MNA) — Iranian First Vice President said that no one should insult Holy Prophet of Islam (PBUH) under the pretext of freedom of expression and democracy, stating that the West should stop committing violence and insult.

Mehr News Agency (2020-10-31). 'Gabriel' wins two awards at Berkeley film festival. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Nov. 01 (MNA) — Iranian short film, 'Gabriel' has snatched to awards at the at the 2020 Berkeley Video & Film Festival in the US.

Mehr News Agency (2020-10-31). Rahbari urges artists to return Order of Arts & Letters. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Oct. 31 (MNA) — The former conductor of the Tehran Symphony Orchestra Ali Rahbari called on the Iranian artists to return their Chevalier of Arts & Letters due to the French president's support for insulting the Holy Prophet of Islam (PBUH).

Albrecht von Luecke and Erhard Crome (2020-10-31). Trump's fight against the law. indybay.org Trump stands for the rejection of the universalist traditions of the US, for the abolition of the rule of law and the reign of the lie.

Meagan C Fitzpatrick, Alison P Galvani (2020-10-31). [Correspondence] The effect of Medicare for All on rural hospitals — Authors' reply. thelancet.com The USA's rural hospitals are a lifeline for the communities that they serve, as evidenced by the catastrophic effects of their closures. Subsequent to the closure of a rural hospital, mortality rises by 5 ∑9% among residents of the service area.1…

Mehr News Agency (2020-10-31). '180 Degree Rule' wins at Valladolid Intl. FilmFest. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Oct. 31 (MNA) — Iranian film '180 Degree Rule' by Farnoosh Samadi has won an ward at the 65th Valladolid International Film Festival in Spain.

Mehr News Agency (2020-10-31). Iran COVID-19 update: 386 deaths, 7,820 cases in 24 hours. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Oct. 31 (MNA) — The Iranian Health Ministry has confirmed 7,820 COVID-19 infections and 386 deaths due to the disease in the past 24 hours.

Sayed Meelad Habib, Maarten H Vermeer (2020-10-31). [Clinical Picture] A baby with red plaques on the face and a first-degree heart block: neonatal lupus. thelancet.com A 3-month-old boy was brought by his mother to our clinic who had noticed that her child had developed several round red lesions on his face (figure). She said that the problem had begun 3 weeks post partum. The baby had been born at full term following an uncomplicated pregnancy. The patient's mother was fit and well with no medical history of note—specifically she did not report any previous infections, or dermatological or autoimmune diseases.

Robert Koehler (2020-10-31). The parallel universe of peace. zcomm.org The guy who could start a nuclear war has, in his own mind, already dehumanized a huge percentage of the world's population. Doing so makes it so much easier to kill them when necessary…

Mehr News Agency (2020-10-31). Meeting of COVID-19 combat headquarters held on Saturday. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Oct. 31 (MNA) — National Coronavirus Combat and Prevention Headquarters held a meeting in the presence of Iranian Health Minister Saeed Namaki on Saturday.

John Feffer (2020-10-31). People to Autocrats: Not So Fast. zcomm.org Authoritarianism has been on the march for years, but people powered revolutions are pushing regimes toward democracy on nearly every continent…

Robert Norse (2020-10-31). Brown Act Demand to Santa Cruz City Council: ReDo Meetings You've Illegally Closed. indybay.org Letter to Mayor Justin Cummings demanding his City Council follow the law and reconsider all actions taken at the 10-27-20 City Council meeting given their lack of public access.

_____ (2020-10-31). Kentucky Police Training Slideshow Quoted Hitler. popularresistance.org A training slideshow used by the Kentucky State Police (KSP) — the second largest police force in the state — urges cadets to be "ruthless killer[s]" and quotes Adolf Hitler advocating violence. | The slideshow was included in KSP documents obtained via an open records request by local attorney David Ward of Adams Landenwich Walton during the discovery phase of a lawsuit. Ward requested KSP materials used to train a detective who shot and killed a man in Harlan County, and Ward shared the presentation with Manual RedEye.

Mehr News Agency (2020-10-31). Caucasus issues must be resolved politically, diplomatically. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Oct. 31 (MNA) — Top Adviser to Leader of Islamic Revolution for International Affairs said that Caucasus issues should be settled politically, stating that Islamic world will stand against insult of French Magazine to Holy Prophet.

Thomas A Treibel, Charlotte Manisty, Mervyn Andiapen, Corinna Pade, Melanie Jensen, Marianna Fontana, Xosé Couto-Parada, Teresa Cutino-Moguel, Mahdad Noursadeghi, James C Moon (2020-10-31). [Correspondence] Asymptomatic health-care worker screening during the COVID-19 pandemic — Authors' reply. thelancet.com Kevin Fennelly and Christopher Whalen emphasise that health-care workers (HCWs) are at a higher risk of severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 infection than are the general population. Angela Chow and colleagues describe their experience in Singapore of very low rates of HCW infections and nosocomial transmission when effective personal protective equipment is implemented. We agree with both perspectives, and our Correspondence1 did not contradict either of these viewpoints.

Rod Driver (2020-10-31). The United States Government Is The Biggest Criminal Organisation in the World. zcomm.org Please Help ZNet "Since the end of the Second World War the United States has attempted to overthrow more than 50 foreign governments and to crush more than 30 populist- nationalist movements struggling against intolerable regimes. In the process, the US has caused the end of life for several million people, and condemned many millions

Lucy C Okell, Robert Verity, Aris Katzourakis, Erik M Volz, Oliver J Watson, Swapnil Mishra, Patrick Walker, Charlie Whittaker, Christl A Donnelly, Steven Riley, Azra C Ghani, Axel Gandy, Seth Flaxman, Neil M Ferguson, Samir Bhatt (2020-10-31). [Correspondence] Host or pathogen-related factors in COVID-19 severity? — Authors' reply. thelancet.com Christian Gortázar and colleagues, in their response to our Correspondence about herd immunity in COVID-19,1 suggest that the mutation of the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) might provide an alternative explanation for the observed decline in deaths in Europe. As evidence, they highlight the observation that the SARS-CoV-2 virus has mutated,2,3 alongside their own report arguing that the severity of COVID-19 has decreased over time.4 Unfortunately, their own study appears to have ended before many recoveries could have occurred, severely undermining the main conclusion.

Richard Horton (2020-10-31). [Comment] Offline: COVID-19—a crisis of power. thelancet.com COVID-19 is about the politics of the body. In a series of lectures and essays in the 1970s and early 1980s, Michel Foucault (who died in 1984) argued that the discipline of public health emerged with the birth of capitalism in the 18th century. The body came to be understood as an instrument of economic production, of labour power, and so became a subject of significant political interest. Medicine and public health were endorsed as tools to enhance these productive forces, to ensure that people were fit for work.

Leonard C. Goodman (2020-10-30). The Scary Truth is Many Senate Dems Share the Same Corporate Agenda as Amy Coney Barrett. counterpunch.org On March 16, 2016, President Barack Obama nominated Merrick Garland for the U.S. Supreme Court to succeed Antonin Scalia, who had died one month earlier. But Senate Republicans blocked his nomination on the grounds that it was too close to the presidential election, which was then seven months away. Four and a half years later,

MEE staff (2020-10-30). US immigration office wrongly tells hundreds of new citizens they can't vote this year. middleeasteye.net US immigration office wrongly tells hundreds of new citizens they can't vote this year | Boston-area office is attempting to reach as many as 409 new citizens to inform them of their right to register and vote in next week's elections | Fri, 10/30/2020 – 15: 34 | People wait in line to hand in their ballots after voting during Massachusetts State Primary on 1 September in Boston (AFP/File photo) | The office o…

WSWS (2020-10-30). Labor's health cut plan a warning on eve of Australian state election. wsws.org By demanding $1 billion in "savings" by Queensland Health, the Labor Party has pointed to a pandemic-accelerated assault on social spending.

WSWS (2020-10-30). Introductory remarks to "What is Left of American Democracy on the Eve of the 2020 Election?" wsws.org These remarks were delivered October 28 to an online forum sponsored by the San Diego State University Department of Political Science.

Paul Ivanov (2020-10-30). Money and California Propositions (2020). indybay.org Ten years ago, I made some plots for how much money was pumped into proposition campaigns in California. | I remade those plots for the November 2020 election. | As of Oct 16th, the total is ~$662 million, an 11 fold increase from the ~$58 million in 2010!

_____ (2020-10-30). Can You Smell What the Chinese Are Cooking? strategic-culture.org Less than a week before the game-changing U.S. presidential election, the real heart of the geopolitical and geoeconomic action is virtually invisible to the outside world. | We're talking about the fifth plenum of the 19th Chinese Communist Party (CPC) Central Committee, which started this past Monday in Beijing. | The plenum congregates the 200 members — and another 100 alternate members — of the civilization-state's top decision-making body: the equivalent, in Western liberal democracy terms, of the Chinese Congress. | The outline of what will be the 14th Chinese Five-Year-Plan (2021-2025) will be…

Staff (2020-10-30). "Let the People Pick the President": The Case for Abolishing the Electoral College. democracynow.org As Donald Trump and Joe Biden make their final campaign pushes in battleground states that could decide the election, we speak with author and journalist Jesse Wegmen about the case for abolishing the Electoral College system altogether and moving toward a national popular vote for electing the president. Two of the last three presidents — George W. Bush and Donald Trump — came to office after losing the popular vote. "The Framers who met at the Constitutional Convention really had no idea what they were doing when they established how to pick a president," says Wegman, New York Times editorial board…

Manar Waheed (2020-10-30). Moving Forward: Muslims Belong Here. aclu.org Four years ago, an election altered the reality of Muslims in America and all over the globe. As president, Donald Trump made real his promise to

Ian Hoffmann, Justine Sachs (2020-10-30). No Excuses: Historic New Zealand Election Challenges Labor Movement. counterpunch.org "No Excuses!" That's the phrase union activists in New Zealand have been repeating since the Labour Party's landslide victory in our national election on October 17. Led by charismatic and media-savvy Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern, Labour took over 49 percent of the popular vote. The party will now have 64 of 120 seats in parliament.

Scott Ritter (2020-10-30). Biden Can't Abandon US Oil Industry. thealtworld.com The challenges confronting US democracy in the upcoming presidential election are very real. With a genuine risk of post-election violence, the country's unbroken history of a peaceful transition of power may have run its course. The challenges facing the victor will also be enormous, running a broad gamut of domestic and foreign policy issues that will remain the same regardless of who wins. Energy security will be near the top of this list, given its dual characteristic as a domestic and foreign policy matter, and the critical role it plays in the economic health of both the US and the world. President Donald T…

sputniknews (2020-10-30). Marxism and Election 2020. sputniknews.com On today's episode of The Backstory, host Lee Stranahan discussed current events, France being on high alert after two terrorist attacks, Islamabad having an attack, Wal-Mart preparing for civil unrest, Louisville officer Mattingtingly counter-suing Breonna Taylor's boyfriend Kenneth Walker, and Kyle Rittenhouse being extradited to Wisconsin.

Staff (2020-10-30). "Fighting for Democracy": Carol Anderson on Voter Suppression & Why Georgia Could Go Blue. democracynow.org As the 2020 campaign enters its final days, we go to Georgia, where two Senate seats are up for grabs and both Republican incumbents face stiff opposition. Joe Biden is also spending significant time in the state, which no Democratic presidential candidate has won since 1992. "Georgia is truly in play," says Emory University professor Carol Anderson. "We have had grassroots organizing and mobilizing, registering folks to vote, working through getting through all of the voter suppression barriers to bring people out to the polls in unprecedented numbers." Anderson is the author of "One Person, No Vote: How Voter S…

Frank Scott (2020-10-30). Calling this "our Democracy" is like Slaves referring to "our Plantation" dissidentvoice.org While Americans are re-programmed every four years for the most important desperately crucial national emergency election since the last one, which will assure that Wall Street, the Pentagon, Israel and billionaires maintain power and control over everything that matters, most eligible voters will choose neither of the ruling power's candidates and in a sense exercise …

Greg Shupak (2020-10-30). The Weapons Industry Doesn't Care Who's President. thenation.com The Weapons Industry Doesn't Care Who's President…

Speak Out Now (2020-10-30). Saturday 11/14: The Elections are Over — But the Problems Remain. indybay.org Online meeting, see website for details…

Victor Pickard (2020-10-30). Post-Election We Need a Bold Plan for Journalism. commondreams.org Ultimately, the market won't save us. Nor will rich benefactors. We need a systemic fix, a public media option that's dedicated to universal service in its true meaning: all Americans must have access to high quality news and information. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

_____ (2020-10-30). Deception 2020: It's Not The Most Important Election. popularresistance.org In this fifth installment of the Deception 2020 Series, we dig into that trite line about "the most important election of our time!" You've likely heard it before — chances are you'll hear it again. For some historic and political context, we sit down with Eugene Puryear to further highlight the fallacy of this claim, and discuss what really makes any year — regardless of elections — politically important.

Peoples Dispatch (2020-10-30). Bolivian trade unions demand investigation into Orlando Gutiérrez's death. peoplesdispatch.org The mine workers union leader, Orlando Gutiérrez, was attacked by right-wing extremists last week, who rejected the results of the general elections held in Bolivia on October 18…

United We Dream Action (2020-10-30). Tuesday 11/3: #HereToStay: 2020 Election Day Coverage Livestream w/ United We Dream Action. indybay.org Online via livestream…

WSWS (2020-10-30). What is behind the crisis in New Zealand's National Party? wsws.org The National Party suffered its second-worst election defeat in history after being systematically destabilised for advocating stronger business ties with China, which is the target of US war plans.

Brett Wilkins, staff writer (2020-10-30). Citing Widespread Election-Related Delays, Federal Judge Invokes 'Extraordinary Measures' to Ensure On-Time Delivery, Counting of Ballots. commondreams.org Large areas of the country will be subjected to the measures, which include expedited handling, extra deliveries, and special pickups. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

news.un (2020-10-30). Cà¥te d'Ivoire: Conduct election in 'a peaceful manner' — UN chief. news.un.org On Friday, the eve of the presidential election in Cà¥te d'Ivoire, UN Secretary-General António Guterres called for all Ivorians to ensure that the polls are "conducted in a peaceful manner".

Stephen Lendman (2020-10-30). Will Trump Surprise Pollsters and Hostile Media by Defeating Biden? globalresearch.ca The NYT is notably unrelenting in pushing fake news of Russian US election meddling to help Biden defeat Trump. | Despite claiming otherwise, the US intelligence community has no evidence suggesting foreign interference in the US election process this year or …

Vijay Prashad (2020-10-30). We Are That History That Is Discredited, but Which Reappears When You Least Expect It. mronline.org The coup followed an election that would have resulted in Morales' fourth term as president, the results of which were questioned by the Organisation of American States or OAS (60% of whose funding comes from the U.S. government).

commondreams (2020-10-30). National Black Civil Rights Groups to Gather Ahead of Expected Push to Vote on Election Day 2020. commondreams.org ______________________________…

Tony Pecinovsky (2020-10-30). New graphic book helps to 'Unrig' our broken election system. peoplesworld.org With the 2020 presidential election just days away, people all across our country are asking a basic, fundamental question: Is our democracy broken? To many, the answer is "yes." They see the rich and powerful, the big corporations and business interests, influencing our society and politics in ways that seem unfair. They know that there …

Steven Hill (2020-10-30). Can Facebook be Used to Steal an Election? counterpunch.org What a year. The US has faced three unprecedented crises — the COVID pandemic, nationwide racial unrest, and now a bitterly contested presidential election. And there in the middle of all three is the Dark Trinity: Facebook, YouTube and Twitter. With nearly 3 billion users, Facebook is by far the largest publisher in the world

sputniknews (2020-10-30). Facebook Stopping Recommendations of New Groups Ahead of US Election. sputniknews.com The announcement comes the day after Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg expressed concerns about the possibility of civil unrest across the United States, as the voting is just days away.

Staff (2020-10-30). WH Chief of Staff Allegedly Gave Taxpayer Funds to Wife's Friend's Campaign. truthout.org White House chief of staff Mark Meadows appears to have tapped into federal resources to help a friend of his wife's raise money for her campaign to fill his congressional seat, government records show. | The revelation sharpens questions that election law experts raised in Salon's previous report on Meadows' possible use of tens of thousands of dollars in campaign funds for personal expenses after announcing he would not seek re-election, a crime that earned prison time for former Rep. Duncan H…

Azad Essa (2020-10-30). Three Muslim Americans explain why they're voting for Donald Trump. middleeasteye.net Three Muslim Americans explain why they're voting for Donald Trump | After everything he's said and done to Muslims, some still find the president appealing | Fri, 10/30/2020 – 13: 15 | "> | Sajid Tarar addresses Republican National Convention in Cleveland (File/Reuters) | Yes, they exist. | Despite everything he's said and done to Muslims, there are numerous Muslim Americans who…

sputniknews (2020-10-30). Glenn Greenwald Leaves The Intercept After Editors Spike Biden Story. sputniknews.com Pulitzer winner Glenn Greenwald founded the Intercept to challenge official narratives and protect editorial freedom. When editors abandoned those principles, spiking a controversial story, he was forced to quit.

Kester Kenn Klomegah (2020-10-30). Brazil, Russia, India, China, South Africa (BRICS), New Momentum in the Development of Trade and Investment. globalresearch.ca On October 28, the BRICS Business Council (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa) during the forum reviewed its joint work for the previous years, discussed at length current business issues and, in particular tried to choose a path for …

Sandra Park (2020-10-30). The Dangers of Expanding What Can Be Patented In the Age of COVID-19. aclu.org As the COVID-19 crisis takes its devastating toll, the need for scientific collaboration is self-evident. After the first outbreaks, scientists in China

Anthony Cartalucci (2020-10-30). Thai Protesters Host US-Funded Uyghur Separatists. thealtworld.com Anti-government agitator Netiwit Chotiphatphaisal hosts US government-funded "Uyghur Human Rights Project" in bid to help further integrate Thai opposition into Washington's wider war on China. | US has funded Uyghur separatism in Xinjiang for years through the US NED | UHRP is funded by the US NED, the same US government front funding Thai anti-government protests | UHRP refers to Xinjiang as "East Turkistan," openly admitting its support for separatism in Xinjiang | China has faced extreme terrorism in Xinjiang for years with even the Western media previously admitting the frequent, deadly attacks carried out b…

Shane Quinn (2020-10-30). US Power Has Been Creaking Under Trump, While China Strengthens. globalresearch.ca Into the third decade of this century, China has continued its ascent as the world's second superpower. The United States, on the other hand, has been stumbling somewhat under Donald Trump's wrecking ball policies. The Trump era looks likely to …

Anand Naidoo (2020-10-30). The Heat: China's 5 year plan. america.cgtn.com China has a new plan for the next five years…. and beyond. We will take a look on its impact for the country and the world.

RT (2020-10-30). Covid-19 as deadly for nurses as World War I, with fatalities from virus matching deaths during four-year war. rt.com As many nurses have died from Covid-19 as during the whole of World War I, the International Council of Nurses (ICN) has said, adding that health worker fatalities in the pandemic were likely hugely under-reported. | At least 1,500 nurses have lost their lives since the novel coronavirus outbreak was first reported in China's Wuhan some 11 months ago, according to ICN figures. The same amount is believed to have been killed during World War I, which lasted for four years between 1914 and 1918. | "The fact that as many nurses have died during this pandemic as died during World War I is shocking," ICN head Howar…

Medea Benjamin, Nicolas J. S. Davies (2020-10-30). Ending Regime Change — in Bolivia and the World. counterpunch.org Less than a year after the United States and the U.S.-backed Organization of American States (OAS) supported a violent military coup to overthrow the government of Bolivia, the Bolivian people have reelected the Movement for Socialism (MAS) and restored it to power. In the long history of U.S.-backed "regime changes" in countries around the world,

Norman Solomon (2020-10-30). Why Noam Chomsky and Daniel Ellsberg Are So Adamant About the Need to Defeat Trump. indybay.org The potential for democratic governance is at stake…

Andrea Germanos, staff writer (2020-10-30). As Households Face Crushing Debt and Pandemic, Trump CFPB Opens Door for Collectors to 'Endlessly Harass Struggling Families'. commondreams.org Consumer advocates say the rule amounts to "the administration's latest gift to wealthy donors at the expense of consumers." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Vijay Prashad (2020-10-30). How Venezuela Has Held Back COVID-19 in Spite of the U.S. Sanctions Stranglehold on Its Economy. counterpunch.org Not for one minute during this pandemic has the United States stopped trying to overthrow the government of Nicolás Maduro in Venezuela. A seam of cruelty runs through U.S. policy, which by its sanctions regime prevents Venezuela from open trade of its oil to import key medical equipment to help break the chain of the virus and heal those infected by it.

WSWS (2020-10-30). The World Socialist Web Site, Corbynism and the struggle against opportunism. wsws.org The remarks below were delivered by Chris Marsden, the National Secretary of the Socialist Equality Party (UK)…

Virginia Rodino (2020-10-30). Why I'm Voting Green in 2020. globalresearch.ca Author's note: Kevin and I worked on this article together right before his untimely passing on September 6. I met Kevin during Ralph Nader's 2004 presidential campaign. Throughout the years since, I appreciated seeing his anti-imperialist and eco-socialist arguments strengthen …

WSWS (2020-10-30). Workers Struggles: Asia, Australia and the Pacific. wsws.org The World Socialist Web Site invites workers and other readers to contribute to this regular feature.

David Giesen (2020-10-30). Saturday 10/31: The socialist impulses of Faux Free-marketeers. indybay.org Join Zoom Meeting | zoom.us/j/91504059746?pwd=b3N4UDJpRGNobV…

Party for Socialism and Liberation (2020-10-30). Friday 10/30: Online Forum – La Riva/ Freeman 2020: Building the movement for socialism! indybay.org Register now for the forum! | bit.ly/vote-socialist…

WSWS (2020-10-30). The political impact and growing readership of the World Socialist Web Site. wsws.org The WSWS represents something completely new. It is the voice of the international working class, conscious of itself and its historical mission.

Pip Hinman (2020-10-30). Ecosocialism: an alternative to global capitalism. greenleft.org.au Ecosocialists and ecoanarchists need to come up with strategies to transcend the problems and avert catastrophic anthropogenic climate change, argues Hans Baer.

Editor (2020-10-30). Greenwald: My Resignation from The Intercept. scheerpost.com By Glenn Greenwald / Reposted with permission from the author's site Today I sent my intention to resign from The Intercept, the news outlet I co-founded in 2013 with Jeremy Scahill and Laura Poitras, as well as from its parent company First Look Media. The final, precipitating cause is that The Intercept's editors, in violation of my contractual right of editorial freedom, censored an article I… |

commondreams (2020-10-30). Tlaib, Ocasio-Cortez Introduce Legislation Enabling Creation of Public Banks. commondreams.org ______________________________…

Jessica Corbett, staff writer (2020-10-30). 'Banking for the People': Tlaib and Ocasio-Cortez Unveil Bill to Foster Creation of Public Banks Across US. commondreams.org "It's time for an option that works for the people and not solely privatized profits." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Dave Lindorff (2020-10-30). Effective January 1, 2021 Nuclear Weapons Will Be Illegal. zcomm.org The task, going forward, is to use the new UN treaty banning these weapons to pressure the nations of the world to eliminate them for good…

Ahmed Abdulkareem (2020-10-30). War-Weary Yemenis See Threat in Israel's Increasingly Public Role in Their Country. mintpressnews.com Many in Yemen fear that Israel's ambitions in their country don't end at the Bab-el-Mandeb Strait and rumors are circulating that land grabs reminiscent of those in Palestine could soon hit Yemen's shores.

Dr. Binoy Kampmark (2020-10-30). Begging Outrage: British Journalists for Assange. globalresearch.ca Even that title strikes an odd note. It should not. The Fourth Estate, historically reputed as the chamber of journalists and publishers keeping an eye on elected officials, received a blast of oxygen with the arrival of WikiLeaks. This was …

Mark Fiore (2020-10-30). Screen Shot 2020-10-29 at 10.52.59 AM.png. progressive.org Trump is still treating a deadly virus like it's one of his real estate deals: bluster, lie and ignore the real numbers.

_____ (2020-10-30). Scheer Intelligence: Tracing America's Brutal Imperialist History. popularresistance.org The United States has the largest number of military installations in the world, with about 5,000 bases in total and at least 600 overseas, according to the Pentagon. Although the Department of Defense is not forthcoming with the exact numbers, even these estimates reveal a truth about the country's standing in the world that many Americans often fail to recognize: the U.S. has built one of the most extensive empires in modern history. On this week's installment of Scheer Intelligence, David Vine, the author of the books Base Nation and The United States of War, talks to host Robert Scheer about…

South Front (2020-10-30). Video: Neo-Ottoman Nights of Armenian-Azerbaijani War. globalresearch.ca Turkish Sultan-in-Chief Recep Tayyip Erdogan has come up with a justification for the deployment of Syrian militants to the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict zone to support the war against Armenia. According to him, at least 2,000 fighters of the Kurdistan Workers' Party …

Chloé Benoist (2020-10-30). France tensions explained in six questions. middleeasteye.net France tensions explained in six questions | Deadly attacks, 'Islam in crisis' comments, boycotts and cartoons of the Prophet Muhammad… Middle East Eye deciphers the context of recent tensions | Fri, 10/30/2020 – 12: 33 | A Palestinian woman walks past a mural of French President Emmanuel Macron in Nuseirat refugee camp in the Gaza Strip on 28 October 2020, painted to denounce Macron's defence of c…

Andrew Wasley (2020-10-30). Brazilian Meat Giant Trucked Cattle from Deforested Amazon Ranch. globalresearch.ca On a sunny day in July 2019, Alessandro Ale, a lorry driver, decided to take a few photos as he drove in a convoy across the southern end of the Amazon rainforest. He snapped the cab of his lorry …

Peoples Dispatch (2020-10-30). DC police violently disperse crowd demanding justice for Black man killed in pursuit. peoplesdispatch.org Protests have been raging for days over the death of Karon Hylton-Brown, who was fatally injured during a police chase on October 23. On Thursday, police attacked protesters with tear gas, pepper spray, flash bangs and even rubber bullets…

MEE staff (2020-10-30). Driver rams car into gate of Mecca's Grand Mosque. middleeasteye.net Driver rams car into gate of Mecca's Grand Mosque | Videos posted on social media show car driving into one of mosque's outer doors; local media report no casualties | Fri, 10/30/2020 – 22: 55 | Grand Mosque resumed congregational prayers earlier this month after seven-month hiatus amid coronavirus outbreak (AFP/File photo) | A driver rammed his car into the outer-perimeter gate of the Grand Mosque in Mecca la…

Staff (2020-10-30). Kentucky lawmaker, co-author of 'Breonna's Law,' talks about her arrest after protest. therealnews.com In Louisville on the night of Sept. 24, while walking to a Unitarian church for sanctuary and safety, prior to the city-wide curfew and after a day of protests following Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron's decision to not charge any police officers in the death of Breonna Taylor, Kentucky Rep. Attica Scott was arrested and charged with felony rioting. Scott narrated the terrifying scene leading to her arrest on her "They want to kill us, I want you all to know they want to kill us,"

Serge Halimi (2020-10-30). France: No Change for Thirty Years. counterpunch.org France, which is already facing health, environmental, economic and social woes, has also endured a series of blows in the form of terrorist attacks. Thus the calls to mobilise for war. Again. But destroying an enemy that is often very hard to find always requires more powerful weapons than last time. Not artillery and tanks

Brian W. Major (2020-10-30). 'Borat Subsequent Moviefilm' a provocative mockumentary that lampoons conservative political culture. peoplesworld.org Note: This review contains spoilers. Many readers may be familiar with the original Borat (2006) film, starring comedian Sacha Baron Cohen's controversial fictitious character, Borat, a reporter from Kazakhstan who travels to the U.S. to learn about America. Those who have seen Baron Cohen's work know that his Borat character is anti-Semitic, homophobic, and misogynist, …

Staff (2020-10-30). Bankers stole millions. He defied a cop. Guess who went to jail? therealnews.com The settlement between Goldman Sachs for stealing hundreds of millions compared to the treatment of Blind Justice an activist for the disabled who refused to provide ID to a cop illustrates the vast gap between justice for the rich and everyone else.

John Horning (2020-10-30). Recovering Mexican Spotted Owls and Restoring Trust. counterpunch.org Now, perhaps more than ever, it is important to ask the question, "what does our country need most?" To that question, I answer "grown-ups." The Cambridge dictionary defines "grown-up" as someone who behaves in a mature and responsible way. It is not unusual for a child to complain, call people names, and avoid responsibilities. But,

RT (2020-10-30). 'What next, a white Rosa Parks?' Internet clashes over black model cast to play English Queen Anne Boleyn. rt.com Black model Jodie Turner-Smith is set to play 16th-century Queen of England Anne Boleyn, who was, of course, a white woman. The head-scratching choice tore the Internet apart, many suggesting it amounted to cultural appropriation. | Turner-Smith's turn as the medieval monarch was announced on Friday. The project was described by entertainment outlet Deadline as being a three-part "convention-defying" psychological thriller by Channel 5, set to "shine a feminist light" on the life of Boleyn, famously sent to her death by her husband King Henry the Eighth. | Social media quickly began overflowing with complaints…

Steve Gillis (2020-10-30). Boston school workers shut down bosses' "reopening" workers.org Steve Gillis is the Financial Secretary, USW Local 8751 Teachers, bus drivers, monitor attendants, nurses and community forces converged on the Boston School Department (BPS) on Oct. 21, intent on occupying School Committee chambers to demand an end to in-person school due to unsafe conditions in the surging pandemic. Boston . . . |

Rev. William Alberts (2020-10-30). Democracy is Colorful, Not Colorblind. counterpunch.org Many white Americans believe racism is about individual relationships: how they think about and treat individual persons of color. Here racism is individualized and interpersonalized, which obscures its historical, institutional and White-controlled dimensions including its power base. Black friends and acquaintances, no matter how genuine the relationships, may serve to cloud rather than clarify the

Eric A. Gordon (2020-10-30). Battleground Arizona critical for White House and Senate races. peoplesworld.org "I never expected to be here," says Mark Kelly, running in Arizona for U.S. Senate against sitting GOP Sen. Martha McSally. "Gabby was always the member of Congress in the family, and the person who taught me everything I know about how to use policy to improve people's lives." Gabby is, of course, Gabrielle Giffords, …

Kim Petersen (2020-10-30). Terrorism and French Values. dissidentvoice.org There have been some horrendous, despicable killings by Muslim extremists in France. Such killings must be condemned. French president Emmanuel Macron played the victim card, saying that France "will not give into terrorism." Yet when 21st century France engages in overseas militarism, otherwise known as state terrorism, in places with large Muslim populations — places …

RT (2020-10-30). 'Vital we start now': WHO reforms should not be left until after Covid-19 pandemic, says German health minister. rt.com The German government has called for immediate reforms to the World Health Organization (WHO), with Health Minister Jens Spahn stressing the importance of starting the process now and not wait until the pandemic has passed. | The UN health agency should be faster in its response to crises, Spahn added, calling for the WHO's members to give it more funding and for them to be better at sharing information. | Read more | | Spahn's call for tran…

Will Solomon (2020-10-30). What Happened to Glenn Greenwald? counterpunch.org The simplest answer may be inertia, and time—essentially, nothing—but for better or worse I have a particular fixation on this question, and there is no denying Greenwald has become, shall we say, more problematic over the last couple of years. Glenn Greenwald needs no introduction, so suffice it to say: he first came to prominence

MEE and agencies (2020-10-30). Qatar to prosecute those behind invasive searches of women at airport. middleeasteye.net Qatar to prosecute those behind invasive searches of women at airport | Women on 10 flights out of Doha were examined as authorities searched for the mother of an abandoned baby | Fri, 10/30/2020 – 10: 35 | The incident only came to light this week after affected Australian passengers spoke out (AFP) | Qatar said on Friday that those responsible for the invasive gynaecological searches of…

RT (2020-10-30). As Covid-19 cases continue to sharply rise in Russia, Kremlin admits country has a shortage of doctors & calls for pay rises. rt.com Russia hasn't got enough doctors and paying them more should be a priority. That's according to Dmitry Peskov, President Vladimir Putin's spokesman, who said medics are working in "extreme conditions" during the Covid-19 pandemic. | When asked about doctors' wages, during a Friday press call, Peskov highlighted that Russia's regions have been given extra money to fight the coronavirus, and that they should use some of that to attract better specialists. According to Moscow-based newspaper Kommersant, a journalist had noted that richer areas of the country are luring higher-qualified doctors away from poorer lo…

Lawrence Davidson (2020-10-30). The Costs of Limited Awareness. counterpunch.org In 2009 I published a book titled Foreign Policy Inc. in which I tried to answer the question, among others, Why do Americans pay so little attention to foreign policy? Here is part of the answer as quoted from the book: "Most Americans do not pay attention to foreign policy issues except when they appear to impinge

Mohammad Ayesh (2020-10-30). Arabic press review: Egyptian photojournalist disappears after interrogation. middleeasteye.net Arabic press review: Egyptian photojournalist disappears after interrogation | Meanwhile, Sudan's foreign minister is criticised over normalisation with Israel, and a French MP demands action be taken against UAE as a 'tax haven' | Fri, 10/30/2020 – 14: 37 | Egyptian photojournalist Mohamed al-Rai has reportedly gone missing since Wednesday (Twitter) | Egypt: Detained photojournalist missing…

Andrew Levine (2020-10-30). Why At Last Trump Is (Most Likely) Toast. counterpunch.org There is no telling what Donald Trump, his lawyers, and the mobs he stirs up will do, no telling what norms and laws they will break or what havoc they will cause, but there is no doubt that a significant majority of voters are about to hand him a more thoroughgoing condemnation than he and

CounterSpin (2020-10-30). Special Program on Trump & Immigration. fair.org Media…

2020-10-31: Social Media Postees

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The US Alliance with India: Bipartisan Issue of Strategic Importance
Andrew Korybko | globalresearch.ca | 2020-10-31
The US' alliance with India will remain a mainstay of its grand strategy regardless of who wins next week's elections since it's a bipartisan issue of the highest importance for its permanent military, intelligence, and diplomatic bureaucracies ("deep state"). | ***…
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Elections 2020 live coverage with The Tight Rope and The Real News
Staff | therealnews.com | 2020-10-31
Join Cornel West and Tricia Rose of The Tight Rope and The Real News Network staff for our live election coverage on Tuesday, November 3rd, from 6pm-1am ET.
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Tampa Bay activists to join post-election national day of action
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2020-10-31
Tampa, Fl – The past summer of 2020 has been rife with activism in the fight against police terror and white supremacist attacks, and the upcoming presidential election will determine whether Donald Trump will continue to be in power. Trump's comments and actions about the validity of the results has brought on the possibility of a hotly contested outcome. Activists and community members in Tampa and around the country plan to meet the November 3 election with protests on November 4 to fight for the defeat of Donald Trump and against white supremacy across the country. | "This election is going to have some seri…
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What Does Israel Have against Palestinian Singer, Mohammed Assaf?
Ramzy Baroud | dissidentvoice.org | 2020-10-31
Why does Israel hate Palestinian singer, Mohammed Assaf? On October 16, Avi Dichter, Israeli Member of Parliament from the right-wing Likud Party, announced that Assaf's special permit to enter the occupied Palestinian West Bank would be revoked. Assaf, originally from Gaza, now lives with his family in the United Arab Emirates. He achieved stardom in …
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Remembering Stephen F. Cohen: Katrina vanden Heuvel on life and love with eminent Russia scholar
Aaron Maté | thegrayzone.com | 2020-10-31
Katrina vanden Heuvel on the life and legacy of her late husband Stephen F. Cohen, the eminent historian who shaped the field of Russia studies and bravely challenged the New Cold War. Stephen F. Cohen, the eminent historian who helped shape the field of Russia studies and bravely exposed the fallacies and dangers of Russiagate and the new Cold War, passed away on September 18, 2020 at the age of 81. Cohen's wife, Katrina vanden Heuvel, editorial director and publisher …
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What is at stake in the study of settler colonialism?
Eds. | mronline.org | 2020-10-31
Settler colonialism, those colonial processes based on the aim of permanently settling metropolitan populations on indigenous lands, and–crucially–the struggle against it, have been at the centre of many of the key political developments of the last three decades.
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Coronavirus and the Biotech Complex. A Conversation with Whitney Webb
Michael Welch | globalresearch.ca | 2020-10-31
"Government insiders had foreknowledge of the Covid-19 crisis on a scale that, thus far, has gone unreported and that those same insiders are now manipulating the government's response and public panic in order to reap record profits and gain unprecedented …
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'Symbolic Violence: Conversations with Bourdieu' by Michael Burawoy reviewed by Paul Leduc Browne
Eds. | mronline.org | 2020-10-31
Michael Burawoy's Symbolic Violence is a Marxist critique of the sociology of Pierre Bourdieu. This fascinating book explores some of Bourdieu's contradictions by staging a series of 'conversations' between the French sociologist and a range of important, mostly Marxist, thinkers whose writings Bourdieu ignored or dismissed in footnotes, even though he ought to have engaged …
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Left-wing in Belgrade counters anti-immigrant vigilantism by Serbian far-right
Peoples Dispatch | peoplesdispatch.org | 2020-10-31
On Sunday, October 25, the left-wing sections in Belgrade organized "A Tea of Solidarity" in the park near the Faculty of Economics in the city to counter the far-right vigilantism against migrants in the city. The right-wing anti-migrant group Peoples Patrols had organized a clean-up of the park and chanted anti-migrant, hyper-nationalist slogans at the event. A large contingent of security forces were also present in the park to avert clashes between the groups. | Masina reported that the leader of the right-wing group, Damjan Knezevic, who is the former vice-president of the far-right Zavetnici party, was pres…
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Defense agreement with US is a blow to India's strategic autonomy
Newsclick | peoplesdispatch.org | 2020-10-31
Newsclick's Prabir Purkayastha analyzes the Basic Exchange and Cooperation Agreement (BECA) which was signed between India and the United States during the recent 2+2 ministerial dialogue in New Delhi…
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Social Movements Can Win Even With a Hostile Supreme Court
Staff | truthout.org | 2020-10-31
With the confirmation of Amy Coney Barrett, how will the Supreme Court decide future cases? Most people will probably think of it as a "6-3 Court" and expect decisions based on the number of justices nominated by each of the two ruling parties. Shelby County v. Holder, which struck down parts of the Voting Ri…
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Youth Activists Are Transforming the Election by Leading Protesters to the Polls
Staff | truthout.org | 2020-10-31
For the past decade, ever since students at 100 universities staged protests in solidarity with Occupy Wall Street demonstrations, youth activism in the United States has been on the rise. Youth organizers involved in the Movement for Black Lives have played a
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The Heat: U.S. Presidential Race
Anand Naidoo | america.cgtn.com | 2020-10-31
The race for the White House is in its final lap, with less than a week to go before Election Day.
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Manufacturing Happy People
Thomas Klikauer | zcomm.org | 2020-10-31
In other words, if you are born in a slum in Manila or make t-shirts for the high-street fashion industry in some factory in Indonesia, or parts for an Apple iPad in China, etc. there is nothing you can do about it — except be happy…
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Cultivated Lunacy, Nuclear Deterrence and Banning the Nuke
Binoy Kampmark | zcomm.org | 2020-10-31
In looking at the debates on nuclear weapons, one tension remains ineradicable. Those who do not possess such weapons, nor put their stake in their murderously reassuring properties, have little interest in seeing them kept…
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Key states that could decide the result of the US election
The Canary | thecanary.co | 2020-10-31
A handful of states will play a crucial role in determining the outcome of the 2020 United States presidential election.These are the "swing states": so called because they will help swing the overall result either way. Most states are not swing states and will not change hands at this election — but safe states alone are not enough to get either Trump or Biden to the White House.Here are eight swing states to watch. All were won by Trump in 2016, but all are being strongly contested at this election by Biden.(PA Graphics)– Florida | This is the most hotly-contested swing state of them all. Florida has…
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[World Report] US election 2020: the future of the Affordable Care Act
Susan Jaffe | thelancet.com | 2020-10-31
President Donald Trump pledges to replace the Affordable Care Act while his Democratic opponent Joe Biden offers detailed proposals to improve it. Susan Jaffe reports from Washington, DC.
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[Editorial] The US election 2020
The Lancet | thelancet.com | 2020-10-31
100 years ago, voters in the presidential election of 1920 were weary, trepidatious, and living with the spectre of pandemic and uncertainty. After the carnage of World War 1 and the multiple waves of influenza that enveloped the world between 1918 and 1920 (of the 50 million lives lost, 675‚Äà000 were American), the US economy had sunk into a deep recession as it adjusted to post-wartime production and consumption. Presidential candidate Warren G Harding expounded that "America's present need is not heroics, but healing; not nostrums, but normalcy".
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Wednesday 11/4: SFPD Election Protection
Martha Hubert | indybay.org | 2020-10-31
SFPD, 630 Valencia @ 17th Street…
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Wednesday 11/4: 2020 Election & Protecting Democracy After We Vote w/ Common Cause
Common Cause | indybay.org | 2020-10-31
Online via Zoom…
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Sunday 11/1: Your Vote is Power in Action 2020 Election Livestream w/ MoveOn
MoveOn | indybay.org | 2020-10-31
Online via livestream…
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Labor Gen Strikes re 11/3/20 Election Urged by 3 Labor Groups
Labor Creates All Wealth | indybay.org | 2020-10-31
As we enter this Get Out The Vote (GOTV) 4 Days, 10/31-11/3/20, three labor organizations have called for a General Strike to protect the vote and demand Nazi Trump leave office when defeated. They are from Rochester, NY, Seattle, WA and Western Massachusetts. Where is the San Francisco Labor Council resolution demanding a General Strike?>…
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Greens advance as Labor returned in Qld election
Alex Bainbridge | greenleft.org.au | 2020-10-31
The most important result of the Queensland election is the advance of the Greens. The Greens have increased their representation from one to at least two members of parliament. | Also significant is the return of the Palaszczuk Labor government. This is a vindication of the generally good (albeit inconsistent) approach taken by Queensland Labor to tackling the coronavirus pandemic.
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Sanctions, Elections And Tactical Opportunities
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2020-10-31
First, the very existence of the Venezuelan nation-state is at stake in the upcoming elections. Of course, all countries on the periphery struggle for their existence in the unequal power relationship that exists between the Global North and the Global South. This is a global class struggle, where the aggressor is the imperialist pole, represented by NATO. They aim to recolonize our continent. | As such, the struggle in the upcoming elections is not with the Venezuelan opposition, which merely reflects the White House's interests.
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Biden And Trump Agree Far More Than They Disagree
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2020-10-31
With the U.S. presidential elections slated for next Tuesday November 3rd, unprecedented numbers of voters have already cast their ballot. Despite a polarized electorate deeply divided on issues from police brutality to COVID-19, for many voters commited to preventing four more years of Trump, the two major candidates prove far more similar than presented in mainstream media. | To shed light on some of these dyanmics in this crucial election for the hemisphere, we spoke with Adrienne Pine, professor of medical anthropology at American University, member of the Embassy Protection Collective, and author of the rece…
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How A Key Pentagon Official Turned China Policy Over To Arms Industry And Taiwan Supporters
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2020-10-31
When the United States finalized a set of seven arms sales packages to Taiwan in August, including 66 upgraded F-16 fighter planes and longer-range air-to-ground missiles that could hit sensitive targets on mainland China, it shifted U.S. policy sharply toward a much more aggressive stance on the geo-strategic island at the heart of military tensions between the United States and China. | Branded "Fortress Taiwan" by the Pentagon, the ambitious arms deal was the engineered by Randall Schriver, a veteran pro-Taiwan activist and anti-China hardliner whose think tank had been financed by America's biggest arms contr…
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Radical Neoliberalism Was Born And Will Die In Chile
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2020-10-31
A wave of Indigenous peoples supporting the Luis Arce-David Choquehuanca presidential ticket defeated the main right-wing candidate, Carlos Mesa by 20 points, restoring democracy to Bolivia. Just days later around 80% of Chilean voters decided by referendum to re-found their nation with a new constitution. These momentous events represent twin victories for Latin American independence, the rejection of radical neoliberalism, a desire for socio-economic reform, and the insistence on self-determination from the bottom-up.
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The riot in Naples and the choice between health and work
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2020-10-31
Fight Back News Service is circulating the following statement from Italian Marxist- Leninist organization Fronte Popolare. | "Health is first and foremost, but without money no masses are sung": so, we read on one of the many banners laid out during the spontaneous protest marches in Naples in these hours. The contrast between health and work, between physical well-being and economic well-being is a choice that in a real democracy we should not even imagine to make. Yet this is the choice put in front of us, in the South as well as in the North, throughout the all country. While the North — and especially…
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Draft Debacle: Bellingcat Smears OPCW Whistleblower, Journalists With False Letter, Farcical Claims
_____ | strategic-culture.org | 2020-10-31
Bellingcat claimed to have uncovered a letter that disproves OPCW inspectors and journalists who challenged the censorship of a Syria chemical weapons probe. But in one of many falsehoods, Bellingcat's "letter" was in fact only a draft that was never sent — and only further exposes the cover-up. | Aaron MATÉ | Bellingcat, the NATO member state-funded website that has participated in a propaganda effort to accuse Syria of a chemical weapons attack in April 2018 and justify the US-led bombing that followed, has published a new falsehood-ridden attack on an OPCW whistleblower whose suppressed findings exposed…
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[Correspondence] Asymptomatic health-care worker screening during the COVID-19 pandemic
Kevin Fennelly, Christopher C Whalen | thelancet.com | 2020-10-31
We applaud the establishment of the COVIDsortium by Thomas Treibel and colleagues1 as a bioresource focusing on asymptomatic health-care workers (HCWs).1 However, we disagree with the authors' conclusion that "the rate of asymptomatic infection among HCWs more likely reflects general community transmission than in-hospital exposure". This report was an ecological study subject to the ecological fallacy. Moreover, the figure compares symptomatic inpatients who were tested in hospital with asymptomatic HCWs.
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[Correspondence] Host or pathogen-related factors in COVID-19 severity? — Authors' reply
Lucy C Okell, Robert Verity, Aris Katzourakis, Erik M Volz, Oliver J Watson, Swapnil Mishra, Patrick Walker, Charlie Whittaker, Christl A Donnelly, Steven Riley, Azra C Ghani, Axel Gandy, Seth Flaxman, Neil M Ferguson, Samir Bhatt | thelancet.com | 2020-10-31
Christian Gortázar and colleagues, in their response to our Correspondence about herd immunity in COVID-19,1 suggest that the mutation of the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) might provide an alternative explanation for the observed decline in deaths in Europe. As evidence, they highlight the observation that the SARS-CoV-2 virus has mutated,2,3 alongside their own report arguing that the severity of COVID-19 has decreased over time.4 Unfortunately, their own study appears to have ended before many recoveries could have occurred, severely undermining the main conclusion.
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[Perspectives] Kevin Fenton: pursuing equity and equality in public health
Pamela Das | thelancet.com | 2020-10-31
Kevin Fenton is a public health polymath. He's worked successfully in health prevention and health improvement for more than three decades and is currently the Regional Director of Public Health England (PHE) London and the Regional Director of Public Health for NHS London. "I have a passion for learning and throughout my career it is about looking for the next set of opportunities to make a difference to the people who I have been called to serve", he says.
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Friday 10/30: Squad Victory Fund Digital #GOTV Rally w/ MoveOn
MoveOn & Squad Victory Fund | indybay.org | 2020-10-31
Online livestream recording…
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FROM THE FIELD: Planning a route to green cities in Bosnia and Herzegovina
news.un.org | 2020-10-31
Bosnia and Herzegovina is showing how even highly polluted cities can be transformed into well-planned, climate-resilient urban hubs.
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Una lucha simultánea en la misma extensión de este hemisferio
| workers.org | 2020-10-31
Por Sergio Rodríguez Gelfenstein El autor, un analista venezolano, envió a Workers World este artículo sobre los acontecimientos en los últimos meses en el hemisferio oeste. El 21 de octubre — Durante los meses finales del año pasado escribí dos artículos en meses sucesivos bajo los títulos " °Arde América Latina!" . . . | Continue reading Una lucha simultánea en la misma extensión de este hemisferio at Workers.org
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Berkeley Cops Arrest Protestor, Squelch 5G Opposition at AT&T's Bidding
Phoebe Sorgen | indybay.org | 2020-10-31
After holding educational forums, protesting, and lobbying for three years for stronger local telecom laws, Berkeleyans are engaging in non-violent direct action to stop 4th and 5th Generation cell antennas that are being rolled out throughout Berkeley. An all-night vigil near Berkeley Natural Grocery began at 12: 30 AM on October 28, but antennas were installed later that day on the corner of Nielsen as well as at Monterey Market.
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Movies that Make You Want to Vote
Asher Luberto | progressive.org | 2020-10-31
'Borat Subsequent Moviefilm,' 'What the Constitution Means to Me,' and 'White Noise,' take vastly different approaches to our current political climate.
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Helicopters Over DC Protesters Broke Regulations
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2020-10-31
Two D.C. National Guard helicopters that flew low over protesters in Washington, D.C., on the night of June 1 were not properly authorized to be there — and were directed by a lieutenant colonel who was far from the scene, driving home in his car, according to an initial investigation by the D.C. National Guard. | The superior officer who authorized the deployment claimed he didn't know that the regulations required him to have higher-level approval to use the helicopters at all, and that in any case, he in no way told the lieutenant colonel that the helicopters should be used for crowd dispersal.
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Dumping Fukushima's Water into the Ocean… Seriously?
Robert Hunziker | dissidentvoice.org | 2020-10-31
(Reuters) For nearly a decade the crippled Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant has been streaming radioactive water into the Pacific Ocean. As it happens, TEPCO (Tokyo Electric Power Co.) struggles to control it. Yet, the bulk of the radioactive water is stored in more than 1,000 water tanks. Assuredly, Japan's government has made an informal …
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The United States Government Is The Biggest Criminal Organisation in the World
Rod Driver | zcomm.org | 2020-10-31
Please Help ZNet…
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Union calls for schools to be closed if England enters month-long lockdown
The Canary | thecanary.co | 2020-10-31
Schools and colleges must be closed if the government imposes another national lockdown, the National Education Union (NEU) has said. Joint general secretary Kevin Courtney also called for ministers to prepare to introduce school rotas for the end of any new restrictions. | New measures: | Boris Johnson is expected to outline fresh measures to control the spread of coronavirus at a Downing Street press conference on 31 October. He is reportedly considering introducing nationwide restrictions next week, which could see everything closed except essential shops and education settings for a month. | NEU calle…
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NUMSA contemplates strike action across South Africa's motor industry
Peoples Dispatch | peoplesdispatch.org | 2020-10-31
The National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa, which held pickets and demonstrations on Tuesday, says that employers are stonewalling the implementation of a 8% wage hike that was agreed upon in January…
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Research keeps ignoring disabled People of Colour. But we exist too
Maryam Jameela | thecanary.co | 2020-10-31
Disabled People of Colour are being left out of conversations on disability rights. It's happening in government reports and even in reports from charities. Experiences of ableism are not separate from experiences of racism. And disabled People of Colour don't experience ableism or racism in turns, only one at a time. Other factors often complicate things too. It's time we worked to bring these issues forward.What we're doing: The Canary's investigations unit uncovers, among other things, stories about communities organising amongst themselves. These communities are forced to act for themselves when the es…
thecanary.co/investigation/2020/10/31/re…

Even the boss of the Police Federation is slating the government's coronavirus communications
The Canary | thecanary.co | 2020-10-31
The chairman of the Police Federation of England and Wales has criticised the "briefing" of a potential lockdown to the media, claiming it had increased pressure on the emergency services. | John Apter, head of the organisation which represents more than 120,000 rank-and-file officers, called for "clear communication" on coronavirus measures. | He tweeted on Saturday morning: "To those briefing selective media on a potential national lockdown please understand the impact this has. It creates a media frenzy, causes confusion and ahead of any official announcement encourages some to make the most of their pre-lockd…
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City Councilman charged with assault and impersonating an officer
Andrew Emett | nationofchange.org | 2020-10-31
Warren City Councilman Eddie Kabacinski chased down a young woman after she placed three Black Lives Matter stickers on Trump-Pence signs posted along the road.
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Saturday 10/31: Handmaids: Stop a Fascist Coup
Refuse Fascism Bay Area | indybay.org | 2020-10-31
Harvey Milk Plaza, Castro & Market Street, San Francisco…
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[Series] Stroke systems of care in low-income and middle-income countries: challenges and opportunities
Jeyaraj D Pandian, Yogeshwar Kalkonde, Ivy Anne Sebastian, Cynthia Felix, Gerard Urimubenshi, Jackie Bosch | thelancet.com | 2020-10-31
The burden of stroke is higher in low-income and middle-income countries (LMICs) than in high-income countries and is rising. Even though there are global policies and guidelines for implementing stroke care, there are many challenges in setting up stroke services in LMICs. Despite these challenges, there are many models of stroke care available in LMICs–eg, multidisciplinary team care led by a stroke neurologist, specialist-led care by neurologists, physician-led care, hub and spoke models incorporating stroke telemedicine (ie, telestroke), and task sharing involving community health workers.
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FM spox commiserates with quake-hit people of Turkey
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2020-10-31
TEHRAN, Oct. 31 (MNA) — The spokesman of the Iranian Foreign Ministry has expressed commiserations with the Turkish people following a strong and deadly earthquake which hit the country on Friday.
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Green Party and Peace & Freedom Party Endorsements
VOTER | indybay.org | 2020-10-31
Here is info on endorsements by the Green Party and the Peace & Freedom Party for President, for the State Propositions, and for local races and measures:…
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Terrorism and "French Values"
Kim Petersen | globalresearch.ca | 2020-10-31
There have been some horrendous, despicable killings by Muslim extremists in France. Such killings must be condemned. | French president Emmanuel Macron played the victim card, saying that France "will not give into terrorism." Yet when 21st century France engages in | …
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Shanell Williams, Chair of Board Of SF City College Violate Brown Act
Repost | indybay.org | 2020-10-31
The chair and San Fancisco Community College Board of Trustees Shanell Williams improperly violating the Brown Act and transparency for the students, faculty, staff and public.
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'Gabriel' wins two awards at Berkeley film festival
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2020-10-31
TEHRAN, Nov. 01 (MNA) — Iranian short film, 'Gabriel' has snatched to awards at the at the 2020 Berkeley Video & Film Festival in the US.
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Sustainable urbanization critical to COVID-19 recovery, better quality of life
news.un.org | 2020-10-31
Cities will be critical for the world to recover from the COVID-19 pandemic and the worst recession for decades, according to the latest report published by UN-Habitat, the UN agency working on urban issues.
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The Movement for Black Lives and Labor's Revival
Tim Schermerhorn | zcomm.org | 2020-10-31
It's a huge fight. But it always has been. The Black Lives Matter protests of 2020 give labor activists the opportunity to revive that tradition…
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Washington resorting to target Iran vital infrastructures
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2020-10-31
TEHRAN, Oct. 31 (MNA) — Hailing Iran's defense equipment and deterrent power, the Head of Iran's Passive Defense Organization noted that Americans have resorted to targeting Iran's infrastructures after failing in the field of military options.
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Peace Organizations Win Fight For Records On Explosives At Naval Base
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2020-10-31
Washington – On August 31, 2020, Judge Ronald B. Leighton ordered the release of eleven records that the Navy had provided to Plaintiffs in 2012 in the course of a National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) lawsuit that were sealed later in 2012 in a secret court hearing. Judge Leighton also lifted a gag order imposed upon Plaintiffs over seven years ago. | Following the ruling by Judge Leighton, on October 23, 2020, Judge Thomas S. Zilly in the U.S. District Court in Tacoma ordered the Navy to pay legal fees incurred by two peace…
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Is Euthanasia Ethically Acceptable? Ethics vs. Morality
Prof. Ruel F. Pepa | globalresearch.ca | 2020-10-31
Introduction | The question is obviously limited to the ethical but may also be considered in the area of morals and thus revise it to, "Is euthanasia morally correct?" I do not intend to get into a hair-splitting discussion since, in …
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[Correspondence] The effect of Medicare for All on rural hospitals
Ankit Agarwal, Trevor J Royce | thelancet.com | 2020-10-31
Alison Galvani and colleagues1 robustly modelled the effect of the Medicare for All Act on US national health expenditures and outcomes. Spending on hospital care and physician or clinical services accounts for 53% of total spending. Their model assumes that Medicare rates are uniformly 22% lower than are private-payer rates and that, by switching all fees to Medicare rates, overall reimbursements will be 6% lower for hospitals and 7% lower for physicians.
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[Correspondence] Asymptomatic health-care worker screening during the COVID-19 pandemic — Authors' reply
Thomas A Treibel, Charlotte Manisty, Mervyn Andiapen, Corinna Pade, Melanie Jensen, Marianna Fontana, Xosé Couto-Parada, Teresa Cutino-Moguel, Mahdad Noursadeghi, James C Moon | thelancet.com | 2020-10-31
Kevin Fennelly and Christopher Whalen emphasise that health-care workers (HCWs) are at a higher risk of severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 infection than are the general population. Angela Chow and colleagues describe their experience in Singapore of very low rates of HCW infections and nosocomial transmission when effective personal protective equipment is implemented. We agree with both perspectives, and our Correspondence1 did not contradict either of these viewpoints.
thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PI…(20)32211-X/fulltext?rss=yes

"Sailors do not go to the sea alone" wins at Kenya FilmFest
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2020-10-31
TEHRAN, Oct. 31 (MNA) — Iranian documentary "Sailors do not go to the sea alone" received the Diploma of Honor for Best Feature Documentary at the Kenya International Sports Film Festival.
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øRespuesta a la amenaza fascista? °Lucha de la clase trabajadora!
| workers.org | 2020-10-31
Por Workers World Party/Partido Mundo Obrero Los siguientes son comentarios ligeramente editados del seminario web del 8 de octubre del Workers World Party/Partido Mundo Obrero los recientes debates electorales, con el primer secretario del WWP, Larry Holmes, en la ciudad de Nueva York, la principal camarada Teresa Gutiérrez en San . . . | Continue reading øRespuesta a la amenaza fascista? °Lucha de la clase trabajadora! at Workers.org
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Waukegan, Ill.: Black Lives Matter protests continue
Minnie Bruce Pratt | workers.org | 2020-10-31
Black Lives Matter protests are continuing in Waukegan, Ill., after police shot an unarmed young Black couple on Oct. 20. Marcellis Stinnette, 19, was killed. His partner, Tafara Williams, 20, was seriously injured. Waukegan is 15 miles from Kenosha, Wis., where police shot Jacob Blake in the back seven times . . . | Continue reading Waukegan, Ill.: Black Lives Matter protests continue at Workers.org
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Why are care workers across India protesting?
Peoples Dispatch | peoplesdispatch.org | 2020-10-31
A.R. Sindhu, General Secretary of All India Federation of Anganwadi Workers and Helpers, talks about the issues faced by care workers and why they have launched a fresh wave of struggles…
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Wednesday 11/4: After the Vote 2020: National Mobilization Call w/ Center for Popular Democracy
Center for Popular Democracy | indybay.org | 2020-10-31
Online event…
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UN 'stands ready to assist' in Aegean Sea earthquake tragedy — Guterres
news.un.org | 2020-10-31
Secretary-General António Guterres is saddened by the loss of life and damage caused by the powerful earthquake in the Aegean Sea on Friday.
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Asian American Intl. Filmfest to host Iranian "Haunt"
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2020-10-31
TEHRAN, Oct. 31 (MNA) — The Seattle Asian American Film Festival will be hosting the Iranian short film "Haunt" which is directed by Siamak Kashef-Azar.
en.mehrnews.com/news/165377/Asian-Americ…

[Clinical Picture] A baby with red plaques on the face and a first-degree heart block: neonatal lupus
Sayed Meelad Habib, Maarten H Vermeer | thelancet.com | 2020-10-31
A 3-month-old boy was brought by his mother to our clinic who had noticed that her child had developed several round red lesions on his face (figure). She said that the problem had begun 3 weeks post partum. The baby had been born at full term following an uncomplicated pregnancy. The patient's mother was fit and well with no medical history of note–specifically she did not report any previous infections, or dermatological or autoimmune diseases.
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Negationism, gattopardism and transitionism
Boaventura de Sousa Santos | zcomm.org | 2020-10-31
The new coronavirus pandemic has called into question many of the political certitudes that seemed to have been consolidated over the past forty years…
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[World Report] Slovakia to test all adults for SARS-CoV-2
Ed Holt | thelancet.com | 2020-10-31
Slovakia plans to be the first country to test its whole population for SARS-CoV-2, but experts warn of logistical and technical challenges. Ed Holt reports from Bratislava.
thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PI…(20)32261-3/fulltext?rss=yes

Foreign powers, main cause of regional crises: Army cmdr
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2020-10-31
TEHRAN, Oct. 31 (MNA) — Iran's Army Chief Commander said that foreign powers are the main cause of crises in the region.
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Chronicle | Colombian Commander Uriel falls in combat, fulfilling his destiny
Vivian Fernandes | peoplesdispatch.org | 2020-10-31
In Sà£o Paulo, a fine rain took over the sky, bringing a damp sensation to the air, previously dry. Looking at the messages on my phone, I came across a note and a video, which brought the sad news of the fall of Commander Uriel, one of the commanders of the largest guerrilla group in Colombia, the National Liberation Army (ELN). | Immediately, my mind is transported thousands of kilometers away and I can almost feel the dense humidity of the air and the heat of the jungle again in the bed of the San Juan River, in the department of Chocó, Colombia. This is the place where I met Commander Uriel. And the fir…
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Video: The Corona Virus and the Health Impacts of the Lockdown: Interview with Dr. Sucharit Bhakdi
Dr. Sucharit Bhakdi | globalresearch.ca | 2020-10-31
Dr. Sucharit Bhakdi is an award winning medical doctor specialised in the fields of immunology, bacteriology, virology, and parasitology. | This is not a killer virus comparable to the Spanish Flu. | . | . | …
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Unions call for more measures to protect jobs as furlough scheme ends
The Canary | thecanary.co | 2020-10-31
Fears have been raised that people will be pushed into in hardship as government coronavirus support schemes end.Unions are calling for more measures to protect jobs as the furlough scheme ends, saying the new support plans are "not adequate", while poverty campaigners have concerns about the end of mortgage holidays.With no certainty about whether Covid-19 can be brought under control in the near future and millions of UK people living under further restrictions, Unite general secretary Len McCluskey called on the Government to bring forward clear plans for the protection of health, jobs and incomes.Mr McCluskey…
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Sunday 11/22: Write Now! SF Bay: Claim Ourselves, Connect With Each Other
Oakland Asian Cultural Center | indybay.org | 2020-10-31
Zoom…
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Autumn attracting skydivers to Yazd
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2020-10-31
YAZD, Oct. 31 (MNA) — The number of skydivers and aficionados coming to the central Iranian province of Yazd has been growing in the past weeks after the onset of autumn and its suitable wind conditions.
en.mehrnews.com/photo/165373/Autumn-attr…

Bosnia & Herzegovina eyes bolstering economic coop. with Iran
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2020-10-31
TEHRAN, Oct. 31 (MNA) — Speaker of House of Peoples of Bosnia and Herzegovina said that his country keens to strengthen and bolster economic cooperation with the Islamic Republic of Iran.
en.mehrnews.com/news/165391/Bosnia-Herze…

[Correspondence] Asymptomatic health-care worker screening during the COVID-19 pandemic
Angela Chow, Htet Lin Htun, Win Mar Kyaw, Lay Tin Lee, Brenda Ang | thelancet.com | 2020-10-31
Mass testing of asymptomatic health-care workers (HCWs) has been suggested to reduce nosocomial transmission of COVID-19.1 This level of testing might not be necessary in hospitals with protocols for personal protective equipment,2 despite recommendations by Thomas Treibel and colleagues.3 The 1600-bed Tan Tock Seng Hospital, Singapore, is colocated with the 330-bed National Centre for Infectious Diseases, Singapore, which, together, manage most patients with COVID-19 in Singapore. At this hospital, HCWs use fit-tested N95 respirators, eye protection, gloves, and gowns in areas where patients with COVID-19 are tr…
thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PI…(20)32208-X/fulltext?rss=yes

Penguin Climate Activists Block Berlin Airport Opening
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2020-10-31
Berlin – The climate justice group 'Am Boden bleiben', a member of the international Stay Grounded network, today blocks the opening of the new airport in Berlin with protest actions. The opening of the BER had been delayed for nine years, after a series of expensive construction and corruption issues. Am Boden bleiben carries out an action of civil disobedience and says that there is no room for new airports in times of climate crisis. You can follow the action live on the Twitter accounts of Am Boden bleiben and Stay Grounded.
popularresistance.org/penguin-climate-ac…

Meeting of COVID-19 combat headquarters held on Saturday
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2020-10-31
TEHRAN, Oct. 31 (MNA) — National Coronavirus Combat and Prevention Headquarters held a meeting in the presence of Iranian Health Minister Saeed Namaki on Saturday.
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No one should insult Holy Prophet in name of democracy
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2020-10-31
TEHRAN, Oct. 31 (MNA) — Iranian First Vice President said that no one should insult Holy Prophet of Islam (PBUH) under the pretext of freedom of expression and democracy, stating that the West should stop committing violence and insult.
en.mehrnews.com/news/165390/No-one-shoul…

Manlio Dinucci: "Il pericolo per l'umanità viene dalle armi nucleari non dal covid"
Manlio Dinucci | globalresearch.ca | 2020-10-31
Manlio Dinucci, giornalista del comitato "no guerra no Nato", spiega i reali pericoli che incombono oggi sul pianeta. | …
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[Series] Stroke systems of care in high-income countries: what is optimal?
Peter Langhorne, Heinrich J Audebert, Dominique A Cadilhac, Joosup Kim, Patrice Lindsay | thelancet.com | 2020-10-31
Stroke is a complex, time-sensitive, medical emergency that requires well functioning systems of care to optimise treatment and improve patient outcomes. Education and training campaigns are needed to improve both the recognition of stroke among the general public and the response of emergency medical services. Specialised stroke ambulances (mobile stroke units) have been piloted in many cities to speed up the diagnosis, triage, and emergency treatment of people with acute stroke symptoms. Hospital-based interdisciplinary stroke units remain the central feature of a modern stroke service.
thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PI…(20)31363-5/fulltext?rss=yes

VIDEO: New footage shows strength of quake in Izmir
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2020-10-31
TEHRAN, Oct. 31 (MNA) — At least 20 buildings in the Turkish city of Izmir alone were destroyed after a strong earthquake struck the Aegean Sea on Friday.
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The Threat of Peace… Why America Needs War With Russia and How To Stop It
_____ | strategic-culture.org | 2020-10-31
strategic-culture.org/wp-content/uploads… | In the following interview for Strategic Culture Foundation, veteran activist and author Ron Ridenour shares his insights on the prospects of war and peace. Ridenour has lived and worked as a journalist in several countries, including as a press aide to the governments of Cuba…

'180 Degree Rule' wins at Valladolid Intl. FilmFest
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2020-10-31
TEHRAN, Oct. 31 (MNA) — Iranian film '180 Degree Rule' by Farnoosh Samadi has won an ward at the 65th Valladolid International Film Festival in Spain.
en.mehrnews.com/news/165385/180-Degree-R…

Jeremy Corbyn's suspension is a massive distraction from what's actually in the EHRC report
Emily Apple | thecanary.co | 2020-10-31
Jeremy Corbyn's suspension from the Labour Party was rightly greeted with shock and an outpouring of solidarity. But Corbyn's suspension also served as a massive distraction from critically evaluating the Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) report. | On 29 October, the Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) published its long-awaited report into antisemitism in the Labour Party. The BBC reported…
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The Great Pumpkin
Sylvia Hernández, Felix Sockwell, Edel Rodriguez | thenation.com | 2020-10-31
Sylvia Hernández, Felix Sockwell, Edel Rodriguez The Great Pumpkin…
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Weaponising Human Rights: Can the Magnitsky Act Deny Due Process?
_____ | strategic-culture.org | 2020-10-31
The Australian parliament seems about to approve a 'human rights' law that would establish the ability to exert arbitrary state power over individuals in other countries who have been accused of human rights violations. Ironically, this law gives the accused no day in court, and no chance to see charges or evidence, confront accusers, present a defence or have a ruling made by an authority other than the prosecution.
strategic-culture.org/news/2020/10/31/we…

Rahbari urges artists to return Order of Arts & Letters
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2020-10-31
TEHRAN, Oct. 31 (MNA) — The former conductor of the Tehran Symphony Orchestra Ali Rahbari called on the Iranian artists to return their Chevalier of Arts & Letters due to the French president's support for insulting the Holy Prophet of Islam (PBUH).
en.mehrnews.com/news/165388/Rahbari-urge…

Caucasus issues must be resolved politically, diplomatically
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2020-10-31
TEHRAN, Oct. 31 (MNA) — Top Adviser to Leader of Islamic Revolution for International Affairs said that Caucasus issues should be settled politically, stating that Islamic world will stand against insult of French Magazine to Holy Prophet.
en.mehrnews.com/news/165389/Caucasus-iss…

Wednesday 11/4: Action for Justice and Democracy / Protect the Results
Unitarian Universalist Society of S.F. | indybay.org | 2020-10-31
1187 Franklin @ Geary St., San Francisco…
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Macron forced to withdraw his remarks after global protests
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2020-10-31
TEHRAN, Oct. 31 (MNA) — French president implicitly withdrew his previous remarks and noted that he understands how Muslims feel about the publication of offensive cartoons of the Holy Prophet of Islam.
en.mehrnews.com/news/165386/Macron-force…

US Fish and Wildlife Service delists gray wolves from Endangered Species Act
Ashley Curtin | nationofchange.org | 2020-10-31
The final rule, which excludes Mexican wolves, will be published in the Federal Register on Nov. 3 and go into effect 60 days later.
nationofchange.org/2020/10/31/us-fish-an…

Sunday 11/1: National Call to Action to #GOTV w/ Poor People's Campaign
Poor People's Campaign | indybay.org | 2020-10-31
Online event…
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[Correspondence] The effect of Medicare for All on rural hospitals — Authors' reply
Meagan C Fitzpatrick, Alison P Galvani | thelancet.com | 2020-10-31
The USA's rural hospitals are a lifeline for the communities that they serve, as evidenced by the catastrophic effects of their closures. Subsequent to the closure of a rural hospital, mortality rises by 5 ∑9% among residents of the service area.1…
thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PI…(20)32216-9/fulltext?rss=yes

Spain's Conquistador Hernan Cortes and the Unknown History of the Panama Canal
Katia Novella Miller | globalresearch.ca | 2020-10-31
The Panama Canal project is much older than just the US imperialistic endeavor and completion of the 20th century that most people associate it with that led to the birth of a new republic. | *** | Leaving aside all issues …
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[Correspondence] Host or pathogen-related factors in COVID-19 severity?
Christian Gortázar, Francisco J Rodríguez del-Río, Lucas Domínguez, José de la Fuente | thelancet.com | 2020-10-31
Lucy Okell and colleagues1 observed that the transmission of severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) is currently in marked decline in many countries. Okell and colleagues suggest two possible explanations for this decline, namely the effect of lockdowns, physical distancing, and other interventions; or, alternatively, herd immunity. After analysing trends in cumulative deaths over time in many European countries that went into lockdown at different stages of their epidemic, and data obtained from serology studies on the proportion of the population that had the infection previously, Okell an…
thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PI…(20)32215-7/fulltext?rss=yes

Trump's fight against the law
Albrecht von Luecke and Erhard Crome | indybay.org | 2020-10-31
Trump stands for the rejection of the universalist traditions of the US, for the abolition of the rule of law and the reign of the lie.
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Modern Piracy And US Sanctions
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2020-10-31
Washington announced in August that it had confiscated 1.1 million barrels of gasoline from four tankers en route between the two countries, which are both under illegal US sanctions. | "We estimate that in excess of $40 million will be recouped by the United States related to the sale of petroleum from those four vessels," Michael Sherwin, the acting US attorney for the District of Columbia, told reporters by telephone. He added that a "great portion" of it would be contributed to a US fund for victims of "state-sponsored terrorism," without providing any details.
popularresistance.org/modern-piracy-and-…

Judge Approves Extradition Of Kyle Rittenhouse
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2020-10-31
Waukegan, IL – An Illinois judge on Friday ordered a 17-year-old accused of killing two demonstrators in Kenosha, Wisconsin, to be extradited across the border to stand trial on homicide charges. | The ruling came several hours after a hearing at the Lake County Courthouse in Waukegan, where defense lawyers sought to persuade Judge Paul Novak to block their Kyle Rittenhouse's transfer to Wisconsin. | At the hearing began, Rittenhouse's lawyer said he'd had a change of heart since notifying the court that he planned to call witnesses, including Rittenhouse's mother.
popularresistance.org/judge-approves-ext…

Why Canada Must Release Meng Wan Zhou
K.J. Noh | dissidentvoice.org | 2020-10-31
Few things are as dangerous as a poorly thought-out kidnapping. Kidnappings are serious business, often with unintended consequences. History is replete with dim-witted criminals who engaged in them on a whim, only to discover adverse outcomes far beyond their imagining. One dramatic example happened 90 years ago this week: On October 24th, a mother with …
dissidentvoice.org/2020/10/why-canada-mu…

Brown Act Demand to Santa Cruz City Council: ReDo Meetings You've Illegally Closed
Robert Norse | indybay.org | 2020-10-31
Letter to Mayor Justin Cummings demanding his City Council follow the law and reconsider all actions taken at the 10-27-20 City Council meeting given their lack of public access.
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/10/30/1883795…

Iran COVID-19 update: 386 deaths, 7,820 cases in 24 hours
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2020-10-31
TEHRAN, Oct. 31 (MNA) — The Iranian Health Ministry has confirmed 7,820 COVID-19 infections and 386 deaths due to the disease in the past 24 hours.
en.mehrnews.com/news/165379/Iran-COVID-1…

Federal court strikes blow to voting rights in key battleground state Minnesota
Walter Smolarek | liberationnews.org | 2020-10-31
A 2-1 decision by federal judges on the 8th Circuit Court of Appeals has raised the prospect that hundreds of thousands of mail-in votes will not be counted in the critical swing state of Minnesota.
liberationnews.org/federal-court-strikes…

Spanish state: Splendour and decline of Podemos — Reasons for a farewell
Manuel Garí | zcomm.org | 2020-10-31
Interview on the evolution of Podemos and explains why the decision to leave was taken…
zcomm.org/znetarticle/spanish-state-sple…

Campaign for validating same sex marriage in Estonia gains momentum
Peoples Dispatch | peoplesdispatch.org | 2020-10-31
Progressive sections in Estonia have launched the petition after the government proposed a national referendum that will define marriage as a union between a man and a woman…
peoplesdispatch.org/2020/10/31/campaign-…

Iranian feature film 'Badger' wins at Austin Film Festival
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2020-10-31
TEHRAN, Oct. 31 (MNA) — Iranian feature 'Badger' won an award at the 27th edition of Austin Film Festival in US.
en.mehrnews.com/news/165358/Iranian-feat…

The parallel universe of peace
Robert Koehler | zcomm.org | 2020-10-31
The guy who could start a nuclear war has, in his own mind, already dehumanized a huge percentage of the world's population. Doing so makes it so much easier to kill them when necessary…
zcomm.org/znetarticle/the-parallel-unive…

Sunday 11/1: All Saint's Day / Dia De Los Muertos @ SCZ Oferenda
Santa Cruz Oferenda | indybay.org | 2020-10-31
Santa Cruz Clock Tower Plaza @ Water & Front…
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People to Autocrats: Not So Fast
John Feffer | zcomm.org | 2020-10-31
Authoritarianism has been on the march for years, but people powered revolutions are pushing regimes toward democracy on nearly every continent…
zcomm.org/znetarticle/people-to-autocrat…

The Trial of the Chicago Seven
Martha Sonnenberg | zcomm.org | 2020-10-31
Whether you see this film as an inspiration for activism, or a blunting of the breadth of activism, the diversity of interpretations of the film should not detract from, but can enrich, a story well told. It is a film worth seeing…
zcomm.org/znetarticle/the-trial-of-the-c…

Thursday 11/12: Expand SCOTUS: The People Demand Court Reform Panel Discussion w/ Demand Justice
Demand Justice | indybay.org | 2020-10-31
Online event…
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[Comment] Offline: COVID-19–a crisis of power
Richard Horton | thelancet.com | 2020-10-31
COVID-19 is about the politics of the body. In a series of lectures and essays in the 1970s and early 1980s, Michel Foucault (who died in 1984) argued that the discipline of public health emerged with the birth of capitalism in the 18th century. The body came to be understood as an instrument of economic production, of labour power, and so became a subject of significant political interest. Medicine and public health were endorsed as tools to enhance these productive forces, to ensure that people were fit for work.
thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PI…(20)32262-5/fulltext?rss=yes

Northern ring road of Karaj under construction
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2020-10-31
KARAJ, Oct. 31 (MNA) — The northern ring road of Karaj, the capital of Alborz province, is under construction and will reportedly be inaugurated by the year-end (Match 21).
en.mehrnews.com/photo/165378/Northern-ri…

Kentucky Police Training Slideshow Quoted Hitler
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2020-10-31
A training slideshow used by the Kentucky State Police (KSP) — the second largest police force in the state — urges cadets to be "ruthless killer[s]" and quotes Adolf Hitler advocating violence. | The slideshow was included in KSP documents obtained via an open records request by local attorney David Ward of Adams Landenwich Walton during the discovery phase of a lawsuit. Ward requested KSP materials used to train a detective who shot and killed a man in Harlan County, and Ward shared the presentation with Manual RedEye.
popularresistance.org/kentucky-police-tr…

Trump approved shipping tar sands by rail to Alaska. The project's owners are banking on a melting Arctic
Steve Horn | nationofchange.org | 2020-10-31
nationofchange.org/2020/10/31/trump-appr…

Trudeau says Nice attack does not define Islam
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2020-10-31
TEHRAN, Oct. 31 (MNA) — Condemning a deadly attack in the France's Nice, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said that these terrorist attacks do not define Islam.
en.mehrnews.com/news/165372/Trudeau-says…

Global COVID-19 death toll approaching 1.2m
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2020-10-31
TEHRAN, Oct. 31 (MNA) — The global COVID-19 death toll has surpassed 1.19 million according to John Hopkins University.
en.mehrnews.com/news/165387/Global-COVID…

Saturday 10/31: YES on Prop 16: San Francisco Unity Rally
YES on Prop 16 | indybay.org | 2020-10-31
Mission Dolores Park, 19th & Dolores St, San Francisco, CA 94114 | NOTE: Masks and Social Distancing Required…
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/10/30/1883797…

TPOI pursuing launch of bartering deal with 10 countries
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2020-10-31
TEHRAN, Oct. 31 (MNA) – Deputy Ministry of Industry, Mine and Trade said that Trade Promotion Organization of Iran (TPOI) is pursuing the operationalization of bartering deal with 10 countries.
en.mehrnews.com/news/165363/TPOI-pursuin…

The Scary Truth is Many Senate Dems Share the Same Corporate Agenda as Amy Coney Barrett
Leonard C. Goodman | counterpunch.org | 2020-10-30
On March 16, 2016, President Barack Obama nominated Merrick Garland for the U.S. Supreme Court to succeed Antonin Scalia, who had died one month earlier. But Senate Republicans blocked his nomination on the grounds that it was too close to the presidential election, which was then seven months away. Four and a half years later,…
counterpunch.org/2020/10/30/the-scary-tr…

Money and California Propositions (2020)
Paul Ivanov | indybay.org | 2020-10-30
Ten years ago, I made some plots for how much money was pumped into proposition campaigns in California. | I remade those plots for the November 2020 election. | As of Oct 16th, the total is ~$662 million, an 11 fold increase from the ~$58 million in 2010!
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/10/29/1883794…

Deception 2020: It's Not The Most Important Election
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2020-10-30
In this fifth installment of the Deception 2020 Series, we dig into that trite line about "the most important election of our time!" You've likely heard it before — chances are you'll hear it again. For some historic and political context, we sit down with Eugene Puryear to further highlight the fallacy of this claim, and discuss what really makes any year — regardless of elections — politically important.
popularresistance.org/deception-2020-its…

"Let the People Pick the President": The Case for Abolishing the Electoral College
Staff | 18.224.45.15 | 2020-10-30
As Donald Trump and Joe Biden make their final campaign pushes in battleground states that could decide the election, we speak with author and journalist Jesse Wegmen about the case for abolishing the Electoral College system altogether and moving toward a national popular vote for electing the president. Two of the last three presidents — George W. Bush and Donald Trump — came to office after losing the popular vote. "The Framers who met at the Constitutional Convention really had no idea what they were doing when they established how to pick a president," says Wegman, New York Times editorial board…
18.224.45.15/2020/10/30/jesse_wegman_abo…

We Are That History That Is Discredited, but Which Reappears When You Least Expect It
Vijay Prashad | mronline.org | 2020-10-30
The coup followed an election that would have resulted in Morales' fourth term as president, the results of which were questioned by the Organisation of American States or OAS (60% of whose funding comes from the U.S. government).
mronline.org/2020/10/30/we-are-that-hist…

Citing Widespread Election-Related Delays, Federal Judge Invokes 'Extraordinary Measures' to Ensure On-Time Delivery, Counting of Ballots
Brett Wilkins, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2020-10-30
Large areas of the country will be subjected to the measures, which include expedited handling, extra deliveries, and special pickups. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
commondreams.org/news/2020/10/30/citing-…

"Let the People Pick the President": The Case for Abolishing the Electoral College
Staff | democracynow.org | 2020-10-30
As Donald Trump and Joe Biden make their final campaign pushes in battleground states that could decide the election, we speak with author and journalist Jesse Wegmen about the case for abolishing the Electoral College system altogether and moving toward a national popular vote for electing the president. Two of the last three presidents — George W. Bush and Donald Trump — came to office after losing the popular vote. "The Framers who met at the Constitutional Convention really had no idea what they were doing when they established how to pick a president," says Wegman, New York Times editorial board…
www.democracynow.org/2020/10/30/jesse_we…

"Fighting for Democracy": Carol Anderson on Voter Suppression & Why Georgia Could Go Blue
Staff | democracynow.org | 2020-10-30
As the 2020 campaign enters its final days, we go to Georgia, where two Senate seats are up for grabs and both Republican incumbents face stiff opposition. Joe Biden is also spending significant time in the state, which no Democratic presidential candidate has won since 1992. "Georgia is truly in play," says Emory University professor Carol Anderson. "We have had grassroots organizing and mobilizing, registering folks to vote, working through getting through all of the voter suppression barriers to bring people out to the polls in unprecedented numbers." Anderson is the author of "One Person, No Vote: How Voter S…
www.democracynow.org/2020/10/30/carol_an…

Make a Plan to Resist
Paul Street | counterpunch.org | 2020-10-30
Nearly two and a half centuries since its founding, the United States, self-described homeland and headquarters of democracy, does not select its top elected official, the president, on the basis of a national popular vote. The Electoral College, devised by slave-owning constitutional framers for whom democracy was the ultimate nightmare, restricts the presidential election to the contest for all-or-nothing Elector slates in a relatively small number of states.
counterpunch.org/2020/10/30/make-a-plan-…

Three Muslim Americans explain why they're voting for Donald Trump
Azad Essa | middleeasteye.net | 2020-10-30
Three Muslim Americans explain why they're voting for Donald Trump | After everything he's said and done to Muslims, some still find the president appealing | Azad Essa | Fri, 10/30/2020 – 13: 15 | "> | Sajid Tarar addresses Republican National Convention in Cleveland (File/Reuters) | Yes, they exist. | Despite everything he's said and done to Muslims, there are numerous Muslim Americans who…
www.middleeasteye.net/news/trump-muslim-…

Labor's health cut plan a warning on eve of Australian state election
wsws.org | 2020-10-30
By demanding $1 billion in "savings" by Queensland Health, the Labor Party has pointed to a pandemic-accelerated assault on social spending.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/10/30/heal…

Facebook Stopping Recommendations of New Groups Ahead of US Election
sputniknews.com | 2020-10-30
The announcement comes the day after Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg expressed concerns about the possibility of civil unrest across the United States, as the voting is just days away.
sputniknews.com/us/202010301080933984-fa…

WH Chief of Staff Allegedly Gave Taxpayer Funds to Wife's Friend's Campaign
Staff | truthout.org | 2020-10-30
White House chief of staff Mark Meadows appears to have tapped into federal resources to help a friend of his wife's raise money for her campaign to fill his congressional seat, government records show. | The revelation sharpens questions that election law experts raised in Salon's previous report on Meadows' possible use of tens of thousands of dollars in campaign funds for personal expenses after announcing he would not seek re-election, a crime that earned prison time for former Rep. Duncan H…
truthout.org/articles/wh-chief-of-staff-…

Biden Can't Abandon US Oil Industry
Scott Ritter | thealtworld.com | 2020-10-30
The challenges confronting US democracy in the upcoming presidential election are very real. With a genuine risk of post-election violence, the country's unbroken history of a peaceful transition of power may have run its course. The challenges facing the victor will also be enormous, running a broad gamut of domestic and foreign policy issues that will remain the same regardless of who wins. Energy security will be near the top of this list, given its dual characteristic as a domestic and foreign policy matter, and the critical role it plays in the economic health of both the US and the world. President Donald T…
thealtworld.com/scott_ritter/biden-cant-…

Tuesday 11/3: #HereToStay: 2020 Election Day Coverage Livestream w/ United We Dream Action
United We Dream Action | indybay.org | 2020-10-30
Online via livestream…
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/10/29/1883795…

Marxism and Election 2020
sputniknews.com | 2020-10-30
On today's episode of The Backstory, host Lee Stranahan discussed current events, France being on high alert after two terrorist attacks, Islamabad having an attack, Wal-Mart preparing for civil unrest, Louisville officer Mattingtingly counter-suing Breonna Taylor's boyfriend Kenneth Walker, and Kyle Rittenhouse being extradited to Wisconsin.
sputniknews.com/radio-the-backstory/2020…

New graphic book helps to 'Unrig' our broken election system
Tony Pecinovsky | peoplesworld.org | 2020-10-30
With the 2020 presidential election just days away, people all across our country are asking a basic, fundamental question: Is our democracy broken? To many, the answer is "yes." They see the rich and powerful, the big corporations and business interests, influencing our society and politics in ways that seem unfair. They know that there …
peoplesworld.org/article/new-graphic-boo…

Can Facebook be Used to Steal an Election?
Steven Hill | counterpunch.org | 2020-10-30
What a year. The US has faced three unprecedented crises — the COVID pandemic, nationwide racial unrest, and now a bitterly contested presidential election. And there in the middle of all three is the Dark Trinity: Facebook, YouTube and Twitter. With nearly 3 billion users, Facebook is by far the largest publisher in the world…
counterpunch.org/2020/10/30/can-facebook…

Calling this "our Democracy" is like Slaves referring to "our Plantation"
Frank Scott | dissidentvoice.org | 2020-10-30
While Americans are re-programmed every four years for the most important desperately crucial national emergency election since the last one, which will assure that Wall Street, the Pentagon, Israel and billionaires maintain power and control over everything that matters, most eligible voters will choose neither of the ruling power's candidates and in a sense exercise …
dissidentvoice.org/2020/10/calling-this-…

Bolivian trade unions demand investigation into Orlando Gutiérrez's death
Peoples Dispatch | peoplesdispatch.org | 2020-10-30
The mine workers union leader, Orlando Gutiérrez, was attacked by right-wing extremists last week, who rejected the results of the general elections held in Bolivia on October 18…
peoplesdispatch.org/2020/10/30/bolivian-…

US immigration office wrongly tells hundreds of new citizens they can't vote this year
MEE staff | middleeasteye.net | 2020-10-30
US immigration office wrongly tells hundreds of new citizens they can't vote this year | Boston-area office is attempting to reach as many as 409 new citizens to inform them of their right to register and vote in next week's elections | MEE staff | Fri, 10/30/2020 – 15: 34 | People wait in line to hand in their ballots after voting during Massachusetts State Primary on 1 September in Boston (AFP/File photo) | The office o…
www.middleeasteye.net/news/us-immigratio…

Can You Smell What the Chinese Are Cooking?
Pepe Escobar | thealtworld.com | 2020-10-30
Less than a week before the game-changing U.S. presidential election, the real heart of the geopolitical and action is invisible to the outside world. | Less than a week before the game-changing U.S. presidential election, the real heart of the geopolitical and geoeconomic action is virtually invisible to the outside world. | We're talking about the fifth plenum of the 19th Chinese Communist Party (CPC) Central Committee, which started this past Monday in Beijing. | The plenum congregates the 200 members — and another 100 alternate members — of the civilization-state's top decision-making body: the eq…
thealtworld.com/pepe_escobar/can-you-sme…

What is behind the crisis in New Zealand's National Party?
wsws.org | 2020-10-30
The National Party suffered its second-worst election defeat in history after being systematically destabilised for advocating stronger business ties with China, which is the target of US war plans.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/10/30/nzel…

Post-Election We Need a Bold Plan for Journalism
Victor Pickard | commondreams.org | 2020-10-30
Ultimately, the market won't save us. Nor will rich benefactors. We need a systemic fix, a public media option that's dedicated to universal service in its true meaning: all Americans must have access to high quality news and information. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
commondreams.org/views/2020/10/30/post-e…

Cà¥te d'Ivoire: Conduct election in 'a peaceful manner' — UN chief
news.un.org | 2020-10-30
On Friday, the eve of the presidential election in Cà¥te d'Ivoire, UN Secretary-General António Guterres called for all Ivorians to ensure that the polls are "conducted in a peaceful manner".
news.un.org/feed/view/en/story/2020/10/1…

Labor Gen Strikes re 11/3/20 Election Urged by 3 Labor Groups
Labor Creates All Wealth | indybay.org | 2020-10-30
As we enter this Get Out The Vote (GOTV) 4 Days, 10/31-11/3/20, three labor organizations have called for a General Strike to protect the vote and demand Nazi Trump leave office when defeated. They are from Rochester, NY, Seattle, WA and Western Massachusetts. Where is the San Francisco Labor Council resolution demanding a General Strike?>…
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/10/30/1883796…

National Black Civil Rights Groups to Gather Ahead of Expected Push to Vote on Election Day 2020
commondreams.org | 2020-10-30
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Introductory remarks to "What is Left of American Democracy on the Eve of the 2020 Election?"
wsws.org | 2020-10-30
These remarks were delivered October 28 to an online forum sponsored by the San Diego State University Department of Political Science.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/10/30/rema…

Can You Smell What the Chinese Are Cooking?
_____ | strategic-culture.org | 2020-10-30
Less than a week before the game-changing U.S. presidential election, the real heart of the geopolitical and geoeconomic action is virtually invisible to the outside world. | We're talking about the fifth plenum of the 19th Chinese Communist Party (CPC) Central Committee, which started this past Monday in Beijing. | The plenum congregates the 200 members — and another 100 alternate members — of the civilization-state's top decision-making body: the equivalent, in Western liberal democracy terms, of the Chinese Congress. | The outline of what will be the 14th Chinese Five-Year-Plan (2021-2025) will be…
strategic-culture.org/news/2020/10/30/ca…

Calling this "Our Democracy" Is Like Slaves Referring to "Our Plantation"
Frank Scott | globalresearch.ca | 2020-10-30
While Americans are re-programmed every four years for the most important desperately crucial national emergency election since the last one, which will assure that Wall Street, the Pentagon, Israel and billionaires maintain power and control over everything that matters, most …
globalresearch.ca/calling-our-democracy-…

Will Trump Surprise Pollsters and Hostile Media by Defeating Biden?
Stephen Lendman | globalresearch.ca | 2020-10-30
The NYT is notably unrelenting in pushing fake news of Russian US election meddling to help Biden defeat Trump. | Despite claiming otherwise, the US intelligence community has no evidence suggesting foreign interference in the US election process this year or …
globalresearch.ca/will-trump-surprise-po…

"Fighting for Democracy": Carol Anderson on Voter Suppression & Why Georgia Could Go Blue
Staff | 18.224.45.15 | 2020-10-30
As the 2020 campaign enters its final days, we go to Georgia, where two Senate seats are up for grabs and both Republican incumbents face stiff opposition. Joe Biden is also spending significant time in the state, which no Democratic presidential candidate has won since 1992. "Georgia is truly in play," says Emory University professor Carol Anderson. "We have had grassroots organizing and mobilizing, registering folks to vote, working through getting through all of the voter suppression barriers to bring people out to the polls in unprecedented numbers." Anderson is the author of "One Person, No Vote: How Voter S…
18.224.45.15/2020/10/30/carol_anderson_v…

Saturday 11/14: The Elections are Over — But the Problems Remain
Speak Out Now | indybay.org | 2020-10-30
Online meeting, see website for details…
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/10/28/1883793…

Rashida Tlaib urges voters to elect Joe Biden, then hold him accountable
Ali Harb | middleeasteye.net | 2020-10-30
Rashida Tlaib urges voters to elect Joe Biden, then hold him accountable | In an interview with Middle East Eye, Palestinian-American congresswoman says country cannot afford four more years of President Donald Trump | Ali Harb | Fri, 10/30/2020 – 22: 31 | Rashida Tlaib says a Joe Biden presidency would be vital step in right direction, not end of road (AFP) | Congresswoman Rashida Tlaib wants people in Michigan to vote for…
www.middleeasteye.net/news/rashida-tlaib…

Georgia Might Go Blue
Staff | truthout.org | 2020-10-30
As the 2020 campaign enters its final days, we go to Georgia, where two Senate seats are up for grabs and both Republican incumbents face stiff opposition. Joe Biden is also spending significant time in the state, which no Democratic presidential candidate has won since 1992. "Georgia is truly in play," says Emory University professor Carol Anderson. "We have had grassroots organizing and mobilizing, registering folks to vote, working through getting through all of the voter suppression barriers to bring people out to the polls in unprecedented numb…
truthout.org/video/georgia-might-go-blue…

Glenn Greenwald Leaves The Intercept After Editors Spike Biden Story
sputniknews.com | 2020-10-30
Pulitzer winner Glenn Greenwald founded the Intercept to challenge official narratives and protect editorial freedom. When editors abandoned those principles, spiking a controversial story, he was forced to quit.
sputniknews.com/radio_the_critical_hour/…

The Dangers of Expanding What Can Be Patented In the Age of COVID-19
Sandra Park | aclu.org | 2020-10-30
As the COVID-19 crisis takes its devastating toll, the need for scientific collaboration is self-evident. After the first outbreaks, scientists in China sequenced the viral genome and released that data, permitting laboratories globally to develop their own tests to diagnose patients for COVID. , , Yet, members of Congress, led by Sen. Thom Tillis (R-N.C.), have pointed to the pandemic as a reason to radically change patent law. The changes would allow corporations to have exclusive rights over…
aclu.org/news/privacy-technology/the-dan…

US Power Has Been Creaking Under Trump, While China Strengthens
Shane Quinn | globalresearch.ca | 2020-10-30
Into the third decade of this century, China has continued its ascent as the world's second superpower. The United States, on the other hand, has been stumbling somewhat under Donald Trump's wrecking ball policies. The Trump era looks likely to …
globalresearch.ca/us-power-creaking-unde…

Covid-19 as deadly for nurses as World War I, with fatalities from virus matching deaths during four-year war
rt.com | 2020-10-30
As many nurses have died from Covid-19 as during the whole of World War I, the International Council of Nurses (ICN) has said, adding that health worker fatalities in the pandemic were likely hugely under-reported. | At least 1,500 nurses have lost their lives since the novel coronavirus outbreak was first reported in China's Wuhan some 11 months ago, according to ICN figures. The same amount is believed to have been killed during World War I, which lasted for four years between 1914 and 1918. | "The fact that as many nurses have died during this pandemic as died during World War I is shocking," ICN head Howar…
rt.com/news/505076-nurses-death-coronavi…

The Heat: China's 5 year plan
Anand Naidoo | america.cgtn.com | 2020-10-30
China has a new plan for the next five years…. and beyond. We will take a look on its impact for the country and the world.
america.cgtn.com/2020/10/30/the-heat-chi…

Thai Protesters Host US-Funded Uyghur Separatists
Anthony Cartalucci | thealtworld.com | 2020-10-30
Anti-government agitator Netiwit Chotiphatphaisal hosts US government-funded "Uyghur Human Rights Project" in bid to help further integrate Thai opposition into Washington's wider war on China. | US has funded Uyghur separatism in Xinjiang for years through the US NED | UHRP is funded by the US NED, the same US government front funding Thai anti-government protests | UHRP refers to Xinjiang as "East Turkistan," openly admitting its support for separatism in Xinjiang | China has faced extreme terrorism in Xinjiang for years with even the Western media previously admitting the frequent, deadly attacks carried out b…
thealtworld.com/anthony_cartalucci/thai-…

Greenwald's Intercept Resignation Exposes The Rot In All Mass Media
Caitlin Johnstone | thealtworld.com | 2020-10-30
Journalist Glenn Greenwald has made major waves throughout mainstream and alternative media by resigning from The Intercept, an outlet he co-founded in 2014 with the stated mission of holding power to account with the power of unrestricted journalism. | Greenwald says he resigned because Intercept editors refused to let him publish an article he'd been working on abo…
thealtworld.com/caitlin_johnston/greenwa…

The Knives Come Out as Greenwald Splits From the Intercept Citing Censorship
Alan Macleod | mintpressnews.com | 2020-10-30
Funded by a billionaire oligarch and increasingly seen as a mouthpiece for the neoliberal establishment, The Intercept suffered its biggest blow yet with the very public departure of Greenwald.
mintpressnews.com/knives-come-out-glenn-…

Greenwald: My Resignation from The Intercept
Editor | scheerpost.com | 2020-10-30
By Glenn Greenwald / Reposted with permission from the author's site Today I sent my intention to resign from The Intercept, the news outlet I co-founded in 2013 with Jeremy Scahill and Laura Poitras, as well as from its parent company First Look Media. The final, precipitating cause is that The Intercept's editors, in violation of my contractual right of editorial freedom, censored an article I… | Source…
scheerpost.com/2020/10/29/greenwald-my-r…

War-Weary Yemenis See Threat in Israel's Increasingly Public Role in Their Country
Ahmed Abdulkareem | mintpressnews.com | 2020-10-30
Many in Yemen fear that Israel's ambitions in their country don't end at the Bab-el-Mandeb Strait and rumors are circulating that land grabs reminiscent of those in Palestine could soon hit Yemen's shores.
mintpressnews.com/war-weary-yemen-see-th…

Why Noam Chomsky and Daniel Ellsberg Are So Adamant About the Need to Defeat Trump
Norman Solomon | indybay.org | 2020-10-30
The potential for democratic governance is at stake…
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/10/29/1883794…

France tensions explained in six questions
Chloé Benoist | middleeasteye.net | 2020-10-30
France tensions explained in six questions | Deadly attacks, 'Islam in crisis' comments, boycotts and cartoons of Prophet Muhammad… Middle East Eye deciphers the context of recent tensions | Chloé Benoist | Fri, 10/30/2020 – 12: 33 | A Palestinian woman walks past a mural of French President Emmanuel Macron in Nuseirat refugee camp in the Gaza Strip on 28 October 2020, painted to denounce Macron's defence of carto…
www.middleeasteye.net/news/france-samuel…

France tensions explained in six questions
Chloé Benoist | middleeasteye.net | 2020-10-30
France tensions explained in six questions | Deadly attacks, 'Islam in crisis' comments, boycotts and cartoons of the Prophet Muhammad… Middle East Eye deciphers the context of recent tensions | Chloé Benoist | Fri, 10/30/2020 – 12: 33 | A Palestinian woman walks past a mural of French President Emmanuel Macron in Nuseirat refugee camp in the Gaza Strip on 28 October 2020, painted to denounce Macron's defence of c…
www.middleeasteye.net/news/france-samuel…

As Households Face Crushing Debt and Pandemic, Trump CFPB Opens Door for Collectors to 'Endlessly Harass Struggling Families'
Andrea Germanos, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2020-10-30
Consumer advocates say the rule amounts to "the administration's latest gift to wealthy donors at the expense of consumers." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
commondreams.org/news/2020/10/30/househo…

Why I'm voting Green in 2020
Virginia Rodino and Kevin Zeese | nationofchange.org | 2020-10-30
We need to vote for candidates who represent and are part of the popular movements so we advance the causes of economic, racial and environmental justice.
nationofchange.org/2020/10/30/why-im-vot…

How Venezuela Has Held Back COVID-19 in Spite of the U.S. Sanctions Stranglehold on Its Economy
Vijay Prashad | counterpunch.org | 2020-10-30
Not for one minute during this pandemic has the United States stopped trying to overthrow the government of Nicolás Maduro in Venezuela. A seam of cruelty runs through U.S. policy, which by its sanctions regime prevents Venezuela from open trade of its oil to import key medical equipment to help break the chain of the virus and heal those infected by it.
counterpunch.org/2020/10/30/how-venezuel…

Begging Outrage: British Journalists for Assange
Dr. Binoy Kampmark | globalresearch.ca | 2020-10-30
Even that title strikes an odd note. It should not. The Fourth Estate, historically reputed as the chamber of journalists and publishers keeping an eye on elected officials, received a blast of oxygen with the arrival of WikiLeaks. This was …
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Begging Outrage: British Journalists for Assange
Binoy Kampmark | dissidentvoice.org | 2020-10-30
Even that title strikes an odd note. It should not. The Fourth Estate, historically reputed as the chamber of journalists and publishers keeping an eye on elected officials, received a blast of oxygen with the arrival of WikiLeaks. This was daring, rich stuff: scientific journalism in the trenches, news gathering par excellence. But what Julian …
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Democracy is Colorful, Not Colorblind
Rev. William Alberts | counterpunch.org | 2020-10-30
Many white Americans believe racism is about individual relationships: how they think about and treat individual persons of color. Here racism is individualized and interpersonalized, which obscures its historical, institutional and White-controlled dimensions including its power base. Black friends and acquaintances, no matter how genuine the relationships, may serve to cloud rather than clarify the…
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The Final Stampede
Joseph Natoli | counterpunch.org | 2020-10-30
"[T]he final stampede is drawing near because of so many unstoppable and irreversible processes: proliferation of nuclear weapons, global warming, water scarcity, demographic expansion and desertification, and, last but not least, mental collapse, spreading depression and panic." — Franco "Bifo" Berardi, Breathing: Chaos and Poetry I. "Le Mort saisit le vif" Marx Berardi's words are frightening…
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The fight of the WSWS against the falsification of Marxism
wsws.org | 2020-10-30
The WSWS's Marxist internationalist perspective set it on an opposed class trajectory to a layer of middle-class parties based on a fusion of Stalinism and identity politics.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/10/30/pseu…

The political impact and growing readership of the World Socialist Web Site
wsws.org | 2020-10-30
The WSWS represents something completely new. It is the voice of the international working class, conscious of itself and its historical mission.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/10/31/pmar…

The World Socialist Web Site, Corbynism and the struggle against opportunism
wsws.org | 2020-10-30
The remarks below were delivered by Chris Marsden, the National Secretary of the Socialist Equality Party (UK)…
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/10/30/wscm…

Workers Struggles: Asia, Australia and the Pacific
wsws.org | 2020-10-30
The World Socialist Web Site invites workers and other readers to contribute to this regular feature.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/10/31/labo…

The Socialist Preacher
Fran Quigley | commondreams.org | 2020-10-30
"Socialism, or something like it, is the settled conclusion of a society that values democracy." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
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Saturday 10/31: The socialist impulses of Faux Free-marketeers
David Giesen | indybay.org | 2020-10-30
Join Zoom Meeting | zoom.us/j/91504059746?pwd=b3N4UDJpRGNobV…
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Friday 10/30: Online Forum – La Riva/ Freeman 2020: Building the movement for socialism!
Party for Socialism and Liberation | indybay.org | 2020-10-30
Register now for the forum! | bit.ly/vote-socialist…
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Why I'm Voting Green in 2020
Virginia Rodino | globalresearch.ca | 2020-10-30
Author's note: Kevin and I worked on this article together right before his untimely passing on September 6. I met Kevin during Ralph Nader's 2004 presidential campaign. Throughout the years since, I appreciated seeing his anti-imperialist and eco-socialist arguments strengthen …
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Ecosocialism: an alternative to global capitalism
Pip Hinman | greenleft.org.au | 2020-10-30
Ecosocialists and ecoanarchists need to come up with strategies to transcend the problems and avert catastrophic anthropogenic climate change, argues Hans Baer.
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Ending Regime Change — in Bolivia and the World
Medea Benjamin, Nicolas J. S. Davies | counterpunch.org | 2020-10-30
Less than a year after the United States and the U.S.-backed Organization of American States (OAS) supported a violent military coup to overthrow the government of Bolivia, the Bolivian people have reelected the Movement for Socialism (MAS) and restored it to power. In the long history of U.S.-backed "regime changes" in countries around the world,…
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For Persian Gulf Migrant Workers, the Pandemic Has Amplified Systemic Discrimination
Sarah Aziza | thenation.com | 2020-10-30
For Persian Gulf Migrant Workers, the Pandemic Has Amplified Systemic Discrimination…
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'Banking for the People': Tlaib and Ocasio-Cortez Unveil Bill to Foster Creation of Public Banks Across US
Jessica Corbett, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2020-10-30
"It's time for an option that works for the people and not solely privatized profits." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
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Tlaib, Ocasio-Cortez Introduce Legislation Enabling Creation of Public Banks
commondreams.org | 2020-10-30
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Video: Neo-Ottoman Nights of Armenian-Azerbaijani War
South Front | globalresearch.ca | 2020-10-30
Turkish Sultan-in-Chief Recep Tayyip Erdogan has come up with a justification for the deployment of Syrian militants to the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict zone to support the war against Armenia. According to him, at least 2,000 fighters of the Kurdistan Workers' Party …
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Scheer Intelligence: Tracing America's Brutal Imperialist History
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2020-10-30
The United States has the largest number of military installations in the world, with about 5,000 bases in total and at least 600 overseas, according to the Pentagon. Although the Department of Defense is not forthcoming with the exact numbers, even these estimates reveal a truth about the country's standing in the world that many Americans often fail to recognize: the U.S. has built one of the most extensive empires in modern history. On this week's installment of Scheer Intelligence, David Vine, the author of the books Base Nation and The United States of War, talks to host Robert Scheer about…
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Brazilian Meat Giant Trucked Cattle from Deforested Amazon Ranch
Andrew Wasley | globalresearch.ca | 2020-10-30
On a sunny day in July 2019, Alessandro Ale, a lorry driver, decided to take a few photos as he drove in a convoy across the southern end of the Amazon rainforest. He snapped the cab of his lorry …
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Mark Fiore | progressive.org | 2020-10-30
Trump is still treating a deadly virus like it's one of his real estate deals: bluster, lie and ignore the real numbers.
progressive.org/dispatches/the-closer-fi…

The Sudan-Israel "Peace Deal: Lots of Behind-the-Scenes Maneuvering
Andrew Korybko | globalresearch.ca | 2020-10-30
The Sudanese-"Israeli" peace deal isn't a spontaneous act of reconciliation like it's misportrayed by some as being but the result of lots of behind-the-scenes maneuvering including last year's military coup and recent reports that Saudi Arabia will secretly pay Sudan's …
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What Happened to Glenn Greenwald?
Will Solomon | counterpunch.org | 2020-10-30
The simplest answer may be inertia, and time–essentially, nothing–but for better or worse I have a particular fixation on this question, and there is no denying Greenwald has become, shall we say, more problematic over the last couple of years. Glenn Greenwald needs no introduction, so suffice it to say: he first came to prominence…
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Effective January 1, 2021 Nuclear Weapons Will Be Illegal
Dave Lindorff | zcomm.org | 2020-10-30
The task, going forward, is to use the new UN treaty banning these weapons to pressure the nations of the world to eliminate them for good…
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What Happens on November 3: A Dem Presidency Means the Return of the Blob
Pepe Escobar | globalresearch.ca | 2020-10-30
This article was originally published on Asia Times. | What happens on November 3rd? It's like a larger than life replay of the famous Hollywood adage: "No one knows anything." | The Dem strategy is crystal clear, spawned by …
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Saudi G20 banknote angers India by depicting independent Kashmir
Nadda Osman | middleeasteye.net | 2020-10-30
Saudi G20 banknote angers India by depicting independent Kashmir | New note, which celebrates G20 summit, has been criticised by New Delhi and reignited conversations about administration of territory | Nadda Osman | Fri, 10/30/2020 – 16: 25 | Banknote has caused controversy online (Screengrab/Social media) | A new 20 riyal note issued by Saudi Arabia to commemorate the kingdom's presidency of the G20 has sparked cont…
www.middleeasteye.net/news/saudi-arabia-…

Building a Cross-Border Culture of Solidarity
David Bacon | zcomm.org | 2020-10-30
Workers in Mexico and the United States face some of the same challenges–and some of the same employers…
zcomm.org/znetarticle/building-a-cross-b…

As US smashes records for new coronavirus infections, Ford and Fiat Chrysler report blowout profits
wsws.org | 2020-10-30
North American automakers built 4.1 million vehicles in the third quarter, the same number as last year.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/10/30/lead…

People are questioning whether the BBC's ban on supporting campaigns includes the red poppy
Joe Glenton | thecanary.co | 2020-10-30
BBC staff might be banned from attending Pride events and 'virtue signalling' because of confusing new rules on staff conduct. People are now asking if this means that the red poppy will also be outlawed by the channel. | BBC director general Tim Davie reportedly introduced the guidance on 29 October. It appears to suggest that attendin…
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