Monthly Archives: November 2020

2020-11-30: News Headlines

Brian Berletic (2020-11-30). Assassination of Iranian Scientist Brings US-Israel Closer to War with Iran. globalresearch.ca Reports on the death of senior Iranian nuclear scientist Mohsen Fakhrizadeh signals another dangerous turn in Washington's systematic attempts to undermine and overthrow the current government of Iran. | The Western media is framing the assassination as a unilateral operation carried …

Scott Ritter (2020-11-30). Israel's Gift to Joe Biden, 52 Days Before He Even Takes Office: War with Iran. globalresearch.ca The assassination of Tehran's top nuclear scientist is a ploy by Israel to compel the likely US president-elect to reject diplomacy and choose military action to deal with Iran's nuclear ambition. Which option will he choose? | Mohsen Fakhrizadeh was the …

Binoy Kampmark (2020-11-30). Biden's Promise: America is Back(wards). counterpunch.org With President Donald Trump all but conceding to the transition team that will take over after January next year, interest now shifts to President-elect Joe Biden's choices for cabinet. On the national security front, the imperial-military lobby will have reasons to be satisfied. If Trump promised to rein in, if not put the brakes on

NIAC Action (2020-11-30). The Assassination of Iranian Nuclear Scientist. Setting the Stage for War? globalresearch.ca Ryan Costello, Policy Director of the National Iranian American Council (NIAC), issued the following statement on reports of the assassination of Iranian nuclear scientist Mohsen Fakhrizadeh, who led Iran's alleged nuclear weapons program until it was shelved in …

WSWS (2020-11-30). Hundreds of thousands protest across France against police violence and Macron's police immunity law. wsws.org Opposition is growing to a law that would criminalize the filming of police officers, amid a series of incidents of police brutality over the past week.

Kim Petersen (2020-11-30). The Slow-motion Assassination of Julian Assange. dissidentvoice.org Another Iranian nuclear scientist has been assassinated. Mohsen Fakhrizadeh was killed by an elaborately planned and executed ambush. The complexity of the attack and the resources required to carry it out strongly indicate a state actor. Fingers of blame quickly pointed at a likely assassin: Israel. The United States was probably in some form of …

Stephen Lendman (2020-11-30). Israel Behind Assassination of Top Iranian Nuclear Scientist? globalresearch.ca Israel's Mossad operates like a global Mafia hit squad. | On the phony pretext of protecting national security, it has a long history of assassinating Palestinians and others it wants eliminated. | Former IDF chief of staff General Dan Haluts once said …

Dr. Jack Rasmus (2020-11-30). Scary Scenarios: State Surveillance Expanding Exponentially Using Advanced Wireless Technologies. globalresearch.ca If you're worried about the capability of government to conduct surveillance of citizens engaged in political assembly and protest, or even just personal activity, then you should be aware the technological capability of government surveillance is about to expand …

Lawrence Wittner (2020-11-30). Is the Nationalist tide receding? dissidentvoice.org Nationalism—placing the interests of one's own nation above the interests of other nations—has been a powerful force in world affairs for centuries. But it seemed on the wane after 1945, when the vast devastation of World War II—a conflict fostered by right wing, nationalist demagogues—convinced people around the globe of the necessity to transcend nationalism …

Peter Koenig (2020-11-30). Nuremberg Trial — 75 Years Ago — and What It Means Today: In the Midst of a World Tyranny. globalresearch.ca On Saturday 21 November 2020 Russia celebrated the 75th Anniversary of the beginning of the Nuremberg Trials which started on 20 November 1945 and lasted almost a year, until 1 October 1946. The Tribunal was given the task of …

Eds. (2020-11-30). Engels still lives at 200. mronline.org Today marks 200 years since the birth of Friedrich Engels, the revolutionary leader who, side by side with Marx, elaborated a good part of what we know today as the theoretical bases of Marxism and built the first international organizations of "insurrectionist wage slaves" who adopted communism as the name for their objective.

Eds. (2020-11-30). Big Pharma and the search for a vaccine. mronline.org A second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic is sweeping across the world with countries reporting record daily case numbers and the World Health Organization (WHO) warning that the death toll could be much higher than during the first wave earlier this year.

John Feffer (2020-11-30). Who Needs Zombies When We Have Republicans? counterpunch.org The 2017 film Bushwick begins like a lot of zombie flicks. An unsuspecting couple is walking through a subway station in the working-class neighborhood of Bushwick in Brooklyn. The station is eerily empty. They hear gunfire outside. The boyfriend goes out to investigate, and you know from the conventions of a zombie film that this

Brian Slodysko, Richard Lardner (2020-11-30). Cashing in on coronavirus? Georgia Sen. Perdue's stock trades raise suspicions. peoplesworld.org WASHINGTON (AP)—As the ravages of the novel coronavirus forced millions of people out of work, shuttered businesses, and shrank the value of retirement accounts, the Dow Jones Industrial Average plunged to a three-year low. But for Sen. David Perdue, a Georgia Republican, the crisis last March signaled something else: a stock buying opportunity. And for the second …

_____ (2020-11-30). Letter To Rob Davis Governor of HMP Belmarsh. popularresistance.org I am shocked to read that all 56 virus-infected prisoners at Belmarsh have been moved to the same wing as Mr. Assange, who so far by miracle is not infected. This seems utter madness to me and suggests you may want him also to become infected. Everyone knows Mr. Assange has damaged lungs (see UN report by Nils Melzer) and will almost certainly die if he catches this virus, yet instead of taking measures to protect him it appears you are deliberately placing him at greater risk of catching the virus. If he dies I believe your lack of appropriate actions will make you legally responsible for his death.

Medea Benjamin (2020-11-30). Trump risks war again: Will the world condemn the murder of Iran's top nuclear scientist?>. salon.com Israel wouldn't have killed Mohsen Fakhrizadeh without Trump's say-so. Now Biden and the UN must lower tensions…

Bay Action to Free Julian Assange (2020-11-30). Thursday 12/10: Barbara Lee Support US HR 1175/1162:Drop Charges Against Assange & Snowden. indybay.org Barbara Lee's Congressional Office | Oakland Federal Building | 1301 Clay St. Oakland.

Bay Action to Free Julian Assange (2020-11-30). Thursday 12/10: Barbara Lee Support US HR 1175/1162: Drop Charges Against Assange & Snowden. indybay.org Barbara Lee's Congressional Office | Oakland Federal Building | 1301 Clay St. Oakland.

Pip Hinman (2020-11-30). Julian Assange's father calls on government not to break its own rules. greenleft.org.au John Shipton, the father of jailed WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, has called on the federal government to follow its own rules, reports Jim McIlroy.

Pip Hinman (2020-11-30). John Shipton calls on government not to break its own rules. greenleft.org.au John Shipton, the father of jailed WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, has called on the federal government to follow its own rules, reports Jim McIlroy.

Jack Rasmus (2020-11-30). A New Technology That Will Exponentially Expand Government Spying on Citizens. zcomm.org Your smartphone in effect becomes a government listening device that detects and accesses all nearby wireless or bluetooth devices, or anything that has a MAC address for that matter…

MEE and agencies (2020-11-30). Egyptian man returns to Australia after 10 month imprisonment in Egypt over Facebook post. middleeasteye.net Egyptian man returns to Australia after 10 month imprisonment in Egypt over Facebook post | Waled Youssef was accused of belonging to a banned political group and imprisoned in the notorious Tora prison in Cairo

| Mon, 11/30/2020 – 07: 35 | Youssef's return home comes as Egypt continues to three rights activists from the Egyptian Initiative for Personal Rights after meeting with E…

MEE and agencies (2020-11-30). Egyptian man returns to Australia after jailing in Egypt over Facebook post. middleeasteye.net Egyptian man returns to Australia after jailing in Egypt over Facebook post | Waled Youssef was accused of belonging to a banned political group and imprisoned in the notorious Tora prison in Cairo

| Mon, 11/30/2020 – 07: 35 | Youssef's return home comes as Egypt continues to imprison rights activists from the Egyptian Initiative for Personal Rights after meeting with European dip…

MEE and agencies (2020-11-30). Covid-19: Turkey's Erdogan announces weekend lockdown as cases continue to rise. middleeasteye.net Covid-19: Turkey's Erdogan announces weekend lockdown as cases continue to rise | The Turkish president also announces a curfew during weekdays, but some sectors, including supply chain and production, will be exempt from new measures | Mon, 11/30/2020 – 17: 43 | Turkey's economic recovery, key to Erdogan's sustained political support, could be threatened by the new wave of the pandemic (R…

Andrea Germanos, staff writer (2020-11-30). Calls for Diplomacy—Not War—as Scientist's Assassination, Trump Impede Biden's Path to Iran Engagement. commondreams.org www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Julia Conley, staff writer (2020-11-30). 'Another World Is Possible': Ocasio-Cortez Uses Video Gaming Platform to Raise $200,000 for Fight Against Hunger, Evictions. commondreams.org The congresswoman was joined by Canadian progressive leader Jagmeet Singh, who spoke about bold, far-reaching policies in Canada. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Staff (2020-11-30). A Trap? Why Assassination of Top Iranian Nuclear Scientist Could Tie Biden's Hands in Future Talks. 18.224.45.15 Iran's top nuclear scientist Mohsen Fakhrizadeh was assassinated Friday while driving on a highway outside Tehran. Iran accuses Israel of orchestrating the killing, which is the latest in a string of assassinations targeting scientists involved with Iran's nuclear program. Between 2010 and 2012, four Iranian nuclear scientists were assassinated, and analysts say Fakhrizadeh's death was designed to make it harder for President-elect Joe Biden to rejoin the landmark 2015 nuclear agreement with Iran when he takes office. Iran has long maintained its nuclear program is for peaceful purposes. "Israel has always denied…

Jonathan Cook (2020-11-30). The Planet Cannot Heal Until We Rip the Mask Off the West's War Machine. counterpunch.org Making political sense of the world can be tricky unless one understands the role of the state in capitalist societies. The state is not primarily there to represent voters or uphold democratic rights and values; it is a vehicle for facilitating and legitimating the concentration of wealth and power into fewer and fewer hands.

Jonathan Cook (2020-11-30). The Planet Cannot Heal Until We Rip the Mask Off the West's War Machine. globalresearch.ca Making political sense of the world can be tricky unless one understands the role of the state in capitalist societies. The state is not primarily there to represent voters or uphold democratic rights and values; it is a vehicle for …

Aaron Maté (2020-11-30). Questions for BBC on new White Helmets podcast series attacking OPCW whistleblowers. thegrayzone.com A new BBC podcast, "Mayday," uses smears, gaping omissions, leaps of logic, and factual errors in a desperate attempt to repair the image of late White Helmets founder James Le Mesurier, and discredit the OPCW inspectors who challenged a cover-up of their Syria chemical weapons probe. Mayday's producer has failed to answer the following questions. The new BBC podcast Mayday covers the life and death of James Le Mesurier, the former UK military officer who founded the group The White Helmets, …

Global Research News (2020-11-30). Selected Articles: Assassination of Iranian Scientist Brings US-Israel Closer to War with Iran. globalresearch.ca By If you're worried about the capability of government to conduct surveillance of citizens engaged in political assembly and protest, or even just …

Mazda Majidi (2020-11-30). Iranian scientist assassinated in brazen act of terror: Who is the culprit? liberationnews.org Fakhrizadeh's assassination is the latest in a long-running U.S./Israeli terror campaign.

Dennis Broe (2020-11-30). 5G and 'Biohackers': Technology rules! (Is that a good thing?). peoplesworld.org There seems to be no questioning the technological imperative. 5G will, when it is fully operative, increase download speeds such that general mobile phone internet activity will be 20 to 100 times faster, thus, for example, greatly enhancing watching Series TV on the go. 5G will also, its promoters claim, fulfill the promise of both …

Paul Cochrane (2020-11-30). One month until 'Brexit': Is the UK looking to seal a Gulf free trade deal? middleeasteye.net One month until 'Brexit': Is the UK looking to seal a Gulf free trade deal? | With talks with the EU still deadlocked, London is looking to forge closer trading ties with the GCC | Mon, 11/30/2020 – 13: 46 | (L-R) British trade ministers Liz Truss and Ranil Jayawardena meet Saudi ambassador to the UK Khaled bin Bandar bin Sultan and Saudi Commerce Minister Majid Abdullah al-Kassabi in October 2020…

Cristian Alcarez (2020-11-30). Houseless families forcibly evicted in El Sereno on Thanksgiving eve. liberationnews.org On Thanksgiving eve, California Highway Patrol evicted houseless families and arrested dozens in El Sereno. The CHP acted after organizers and community members tried to reclaim vacant, publicly owned houses. Unhoused families, which included children as young as three-months-old and adults as old as 70, were left nowhere to go and with no protections amidst …

Peoples Dispatch (2020-11-30). As Thailand continues repression, protesters stand guard against coup. peoplesdispatch.org Five Thai human rights activists presented themselves before the police on Monday. Meanwhile, over the previous days, protesters held "coup prevention" actions and marched to the barracks of a regiment commanded by the king…

Sam Pizzigati (2020-11-30). The Rich are Cheering Wall Street's Latest Records. Americans of Modest Means are Draining 401(k)s. counterpunch.org The all-time record highs that Wall Street has registered this week have given some Americans — the nation's already rich — considerable cause for celebration. And the rest of the nation? Tens of millions of Americans are paying precious little attention to the chirpy tale of Wall Street's ticker. The simple reason: They own no

_____ (2020-11-30). Flight From Reality: Airlines Demanding 'Vaccine Passports' Signals the Death Knell of Democracy. strategic-culture.org Dozens of airlines are pushing for a system that proves passengers have "complied with health requirements," whether in the form of a test or a future vaccine. And with passengers weary of lockdowns, they just may get their draconian wish. But this is just a sampling of horrors to come as the global elite enact their 'great reset.' | Soon, international travelers may be required to carry an additional passport aside from the one showing their nationality. The big three alliances, Oneworld, Star Alliance and SkyTeam, which represent 58 airlines, are looking to the so-called CommonPass digital health passport syste…

MEE staff (2020-11-30). New Delhi accuses OIC of indulging in anti-India propaganda. middleeasteye.net New Delhi accuses OIC of indulging in anti-India propaganda | Indian government issues strong rebuke of Organisation of Islamic Conference following resolutions passed on Kashmir during annual meeting in Niger | Mon, 11/30/2020 – 17: 52 | The OIC is the world's second-largest inter-governmental organisation after the UN, with 57 member states (AFP/File photo) | The Indian government has issued a strong rebuke…

Sameena Rahman (2020-11-30). Why did a quarter of a billion workers go on strike in India? liberationnews.org On Nov. 26, farmers were joined by both public and private sector employees for a nationwide general strike in India in response to anti-labor and anti-farmer policies enacted by the far-right government of Prime Minister Narendra Modi of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP).

Jonathan Cook (2020-11-30). Establishment Journalists are Piling On to Smear Robert Fisk Now He Cannot Answer Back. dissidentvoice.org Something remarkable even by the usually dismal standards of the stenographic media blue-tick brigade has been happening in the past few days. Leading journalists in the corporate media have suddenly felt the urgent need not only to criticise the late, much-respected foreign correspondent Robert Fisk, but to pile in against him, using the most outrageous …

Staff (2020-11-30). The long, chilling legacies of 'Russiagate' and 'Obamagate'. therealnews.com For four years, the endlessly dogmatic and conspiratorial presentation of these scandals has obscured clear abuses of power by the Obama administration while intensifying real existential threats.

Martin Hart-Landsberg (2020-11-30). Profits over people: Frontline workers during the pandemic. mronline.org It wasn't that long ago that the country celebrated frontline workers by banging pots in the evening to thank them for the risks they took doing their jobs during the pandemic.

Greta Anderson (2020-11-30). What Does Coexistence with Large Carnivores Actually Mean? counterpunch.org In Mexican wolf country, ranchers and agencies bandy about the word 'coexistence' as if it means an end to conflict between humans and lobos. If only that were true, and that the playing field were somehow level. Let us review, shall we? Coexistence: 1: to exist together or at the same time 2: to live in peace

Staff (2020-11-30). Firing Squads, Poison Gas, Electric Chair: Trump Moves to Expand Ways to Kill Prisoners. 18.224.45.15 Sister Helen Prejean, one of the world's best known anti-death-penalty activists, says the spate of federal executions carried out by the Trump administration reflect a "fundamental flaw" in the law, which does not set limits on use of the death penalty. "When you give absolute power over life and death to government officials, they can really do what they want," she says.

Peoples Dispatch (2020-11-30). People's movements across the world stand in solidarity with Palestinian people. peoplesdispatch.org People's movements across the world expressed solidarity with the people of Palestine and called out governments and global institutions for their complicity and silence in the suffering of the Palestinian people…

Kerry-anne Mendoza (2020-11-30). How to fight the witch hunt, and win. thecanary.co Anyone still arguing the antisemitism smear campaign is anything but a witch hunt is a liar, an idiot, or both. It is a cynical attempt to shutdown the anti-apartheid struggle of the Palestinian people and their allies. It is a horrific abuse of Jewish trauma and identity. And for a campaign claiming to act on behalf of Jewish people everywhere, it saves some of its cruellest abuse for anti-zionist and/or left wing Jews. Every capitulation emboldens them. And that's why it has to stop. | pic.twitter.com/f5WmX2Ucta | — Double Down News (@DoubleDownNews) Susan Roberts (2020-11-30). "Live Without Dead Time:" Guy Debord's Last Shot. counterpunch.org Debord believed that the Left had betrayed the working class in accepting the so called 'post war consensus', which insisted on the 'logic of the market.' By accepting the promise of jobs over power, the Left had failed those they were supposed to represent and condemned them to irreversible enslavement. And not just the working class, for now all of society was caught up in a rampant consumerism from which there was no escape.

MEE staff (2020-11-30). Egypt prosecutor 'temporarily' closes file on Giulio Regeni murder case. middleeasteye.net Egypt prosecutor 'temporarily' closes file on Giulio Regeni murder case | No suspects have been identified in case of slain Italian student who was tortured and killed four years ago, Egyptian prosecutor says | Mon, 11/30/2020 – 19: 31 | Activists of human rights organisation Amnesty International take part in a demonstration in Piazza Castello in Turin on 25 January (AFP/File photo) | Egypt's public prosecuto…

Staff (2020-11-30). Trump Races to Kill Lisa Montgomery In First Federal Execution of a Woman in Almost 70 Years. 18.224.45.15 We look at one of the most shocking cases in the slew of federal executions the Trump administration has scheduled in its final months: Lisa Montgomery, who was convicted in 2007 for a gruesome murder of a pregnant woman, is set be the first woman to be executed by the federal government in 70 years if her January 12 execution goes forward. Advocates say Montgomery suffers from mental illnesses caused by a life of abuse and sexual assault, and that she deserves clemency. "She is profoundly mentally ill," Cornell law professor Sandra Babcock says. "Why the rush to execute someone like Lisa Montgomery among all of…

The Canary (2020-11-30). Pubs to stop selling alcohol in Wales as part of new coronavirus restrictions. thecanary.co Pubs, bars, restaurants and cafes in Wales will be forced to stop selling alcohol and to shut by 6pm in a new round of restrictions that begin on Friday night ahead of Christmas, first minister Mark Drakeford has said.The new regulations that come into force from 6pm on 4 December will also see cinemas, bowling alleys and other indoor entertainment venues forced to shut their doors until they are reviewed on 17 December.The announcement comes just three weeks after the end of Wales's 17-day firebreak lockdown and amid another rise in coronavirus cases particularly among under-25s in 17 of the country's 22 local a…

South Front (2020-11-30). Video: War Ended but Armenia Still Suffers Losses. Azerbaijani Troops Enter Largest Armenian Gold Mine. globalresearch.ca This week, the Armenian leadership has reached an unprecedented height in its state management achievements. Prime Minsiter Nikol Pashinayan and his government did not stop at the successful campaign to undermine the Armenian regional position and the epic loss in …

Zoà´ Beery (2020-11-30). The Rich Kids Who Want to Tear Down Capitalism. zcomm.org Socialist-minded millennial heirs are trying to live their values by getting rid of their money…

_____ (2020-11-30). Questions for BBC on New White Helmets Podcast Series Attacking OPCW Whistleblowers. strategic-culture.org Aaron MATÉ | A new BBC podcast, "Mayday," uses smears, gaping omissions, leaps of logic, and factual errors in a desperate attempt to repair the image of late White Helmets founder James Le Mesurier, and discredit the OPCW inspectors who challenged a cover-up of their Syria chemical weapons probe. Mayday's producer has failed to answer the following questions. | The new BBC podcast

WSWS (2020-11-30). Trade unions stage scattered protests on Amazon's Black Friday. wsws.org With opposition by Amazon workers growing against brutal work conditions and the lack of protection from the pandemic, the unions and their pseudo-left supporters are trying to contain resistance within the confines of corporate-controlled political parties and the capitalist system.

Alexandra Heal (2020-11-30). British Chicken Driving Deforestation in Brazil's "Second Amazon" globalresearch.ca Britain's leading supermarkets and fast food outlets are selling chicken fed on soya that has been linked to vast deforestation and thousands of fires across a vital region of tropical woodland in Brazil, an investigation has revealed. | Tesco, Asda, Lidl, …

Ahmed Abdulkareem (2020-11-30). Yemen: Trump is Showering Saudi Arabia with Last-Minute Gifts. mintpressnews.com Saudi Arabia's use of American diplomatic cover and weapons alike has taken on a fevered pace as the Kingdom deepens the tragedy it has afflicted upon Yemen.

_____ (2020-11-30). Upcoming Venezuelan Election Is Another Rejection Of US Imperialism. popularresistance.org On December 6, Venezuelans will vote for a new National Assembly. Just as it has done for the past twenty years, the United States is interfering in the election process and has already falsely claimed the elections are rigged. The last National Assembly election in 2015 was marred by a vote-buying scheme in one remote region. Upon an order from the Supreme Court to redo those races, right-wing parties refused, putting the entire National Assembly in contempt of court. Latin American policy analyst, Leonardo Flores, joins me to speak about this election and the impacts of the US' efforts to interfere and overthro…

WSWS (2020-11-30). Spain's Podemos to oversee distribution of EU bailout funds to the super-rich. wsws.org The integration of Podemos in European Union bailout mechanisms testifies to the bankruptcy of its middle-class and anti-Marxist "Left Populist" politics.

Hanna Johnson (2020-11-30). The Questions You Probably THINK You Know the Answer to — But Likely Don't — About ICE Detention. aclu.org What is ICE detention? What is it not?: | Immigrations and Customs Enforcement (ICE — pronounced "ice," like a cube) detention is civil detention. It is not intended to be

Fight Back (2020-11-30). The defeat of Trump and the road ahead. fightbacknews.org It is a good thing that a decisive majority of voters in the United States rejected Trump in his run for the White House. The massive turnout of youth, African Americans, Chicanos, Latinos, native peoples and other oppressed nationalities was critical in defeating his anti-immigrant, racist, reactionary and misogynist agenda. This defeat provides a more favorable contest to fight for and win things people desperately need and for revolutionaries to advance the struggle to end the existing order of things. | We do not have a working crystal ball to predict the future, and Trump has a demonstrated capacity for the…

WSWS (2020-11-30). ICE detainees in New Jersey stage hunger strike over coronavirus threat. wsws.org Nine immigrants held at Bergen County Jail in Hackensack are demanding release from the rat-infested facility where social distancing is not possible.

WSWS (2020-11-30). Migrants protest in India demanding right to return to New Zealand. wsws.org An estimated 2,000 work NZ visa holders have been stuck in India for nine months, many of whom have lost their jobs and are in severe hardship.

WSWS (2020-11-30). This week in history: November 30-December 6. wsws.org 75 years ago: General Douglas MacArthur, the effective leader of US-occupied Japan, ordered the arrest of former Prime Minister Fumimaro Konoe and eight of the country's other civilian and military leaders for war crimes, setting the stage for criminal prosecutions.

Alan Macleod (2020-11-30). France's New Security Law May Have Just Sparked a "George Floyd" Moment. mintpressnews.com Sparked by a new bill that would make publishing photos of police illegal and a viral video soon after that shows French police brutally beating a black man, it appears that France may be headed for its own "George Floyd" moment.

Subhankar Banerjee (2020-11-30). Protecting Indigenous Languages Is Protecting Biodiversity. commondreams.org With Indigenous languages, we can turn from a narrative of apocalypse—toward multispecies kinship, care, stewardship, protection, and love for the living Earth. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

teleSUR (2020-11-30). US Sanctions Chinese Tech Firm for Having Ties With Venezuela. telesurenglish.net The U.S. Treasury Department on Monday sanctioned China Corporation of Electronic Imports and Exports (CEIEC) for allegedly supporting Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro to "undermine democracy" in his country. | RELATED: | An official statement argues that the Chinese technology company would give the Bolivarian government software to restrict citizens' access to the Internet and monitor their actions on the netw…

Alejandra Garcia (2020-11-30). Hostilities Won't Stop Venezuela's Upcoming Elections. telesurenglish.net The international campaign of discredit against the Venezuelan electoral process, encouraged by the U.S. and the European Union (EU), gains strength one week ahead of the legislative elections scheduled for December 6. | RELATED: | "Chavism won't guarantee biosecurity measures," "The voting machines will fail," "Maduro seeks to settle his government after the parliamentary elections," are some headlines shown by the Miami-Bogota-Ma…

Medea Benjamin (2020-11-30). Will the World Community Condemn the Murder of Iran's Nuclear Scientist? globalresearch.ca Joe Biden has won the U.S. election, the assassination of Iran's top nuclear scientist, likely by Israel with the go-ahead from the …

WSWS (2020-11-30). Despite strikes and protests over coronavirus, schools and day-care centres remain open in Germany. wsws.org Last week's Coronavirus Summit, attended by Chancellor Angela Merkel along with the 16 heads of the state governments, demonstrated one thing: businesses, schools and day-care centres are to be kept open no matter what.

Mehr News Agency (2020-11-30). Nakhchivan condemns Iranian scientist's assassination. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Nov. 30 (MNA) — Officials from the Nakhchivan Autonomous Republic have deplored a terrorist attack, which led to the martyrdom of top Iranian physicist, Mohsen Fakhrizadeh.

Mehr News Agency (2020-11-30). Iraqi elites condemn assassinating Iran's nuke scientist. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Nov. 30 (MNA) — A group of Iraqi elites in a statement on Monday strongly condemned the assassination of Iran's prominent nuclear and defense scientist Mohsen Fakhrizadeh.

teleSUR (2020-11-30). US Crisis Gives Yuan a Chance to Beat the Dollar. telesurenglish.net During the year, China's trade surplus with the U.S. and the rest of the world widened in October as the global recovery buoyed demand for made-in-China goods, helping export growth beat market expectations for a seventh straight month. | Experts agree that China is one of the countries that successfully dealt with the pandemic while also showing a healthy economic recovery pace. | RELATED: | Meanwhile, with soaring numbers of de…

Mehr News Agency (2020-11-30). Envoy urges intl. community to condemn Fakhrizadeh terror. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Nov. 30 (MNA) — Iran's Permanent Representative to International Organizations urged the international community to condemn the assassination of the Iranian nuclear scientist.

commondreams (2020-11-30). Close the Big Tech Revolving Door, 32 Groups Tell Biden. commondreams.org ______________________________…

Mehr News Agency (2020-11-30). Iranian students strongly condemn Fakhrizadeh terror. en.mehrnews.com HAMADAN, Nov. 30 (MNA) — A student rally condemning the assassination of Martyr Fakhrizadeh was held on Monday at Hamadan University of Medical Sciences.

WSWS (2020-11-30). Australia: Coles imposes three-month lockout on 350 warehouse workers. wsws.org The attack by the supermarket chain is aimed at establishing a brutal precedent for other distribution centres and workers' conditions more broadly.

news.un (2020-11-30). FROM THE FIELD: Answering the call for help in Thailand. news.un.org Violence against women and girls at home affects millions globally. The problem is particularly pervasive as it occurs in a space women and girls should feel most secure.

Mehr News Agency (2020-11-30). US may see 'surge upon surge' of virus in weeks ahead: Fauci. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Nov. 30 (MNA) — Dr. Anthony Fauci that the US may see "surge upon a surge" of the coronavirus in the weeks after Thanksgiving, and he does not expect current recommendations around social distancing to be relaxed before Christmas.

WSWS (2020-11-30). Utopia and the cartoonishness of "conspiracy theories" wsws.org The world is not shaped by the hidden machinations of elites, but by social development, the development of the class struggle.

teleSUR (2020-11-30). Mexico: Gov't and Private Sector Sign Second Investment Package. telesurenglish.net On Monday, Mexico's government announced the second investment package alongside the private sector to recover the economy amid the COVID-19 pandemic. | RELATED: | The investment plan includes 29 infrastructure projects, which range from the Naucalpan-Ecatepec highway, the Energia Costa Azul natural gas liquefaction terminal, the Brownsville-Matamoros Vehicular Bridge, the Trans-isthmic gas pipeline to the Block…

Mehr News Agency (2020-11-30). Iranians' progress not to be stopped by terror attacks. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Nov. 30 (MNA) — Commander of Islamic Revolution Guard Corps Aerospace Force said that the Iranian nation's movement and progress won't be stopped by terror attacks.

Pope Francis (2020-11-30). A Crisis Reveals What Is in Our Hearts. zcomm.org Solidarity is more than acts of generosity, important as they are; it is the call to embrace the reality that we are bound by bonds of reciprocity. On this solid foundation we can build a better, different, human future…

Mehr News Agency (2020-11-30). Senior Iraqi cleric condoles Iran Leader on scientist terror. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Nov. 30 (MNA) — A top Iraqi Shia cleric, Seyyed Sadrodin Ghapanchi, has offered condolences to the Leader of Islamic Revolution on the martyrdom of a prominent Iranian nuclear scientist.

Brett Redmayne-Titley (2020-11-30). Election 2020: The US Constitution Goes to Court. Or, … "Vaccinating America's Political Virus". globalresearch.ca "Petitioners appear to have a viable claim that the mail-in ballot procedures set forth in Act 77 contravene Pa. Const. Article VII Section 14 as the plain language of that constitutional provision is at odds with the mail-in provisions of …

teleSUR (2020-11-30). Chile: Low Turnout Marks Primary Elections. telesurenglish.net A high rate of voters' abstention and electoral irregularities marked Chile's primary elections for regional governors and mayors held on Sunday. | RELATED: | Despite 14 million Chileans were eligible to vote, 95 percent abstained from voting. The Electoral Service (Servel) informed that 147,608 people cast their ballots, of which 130,510 were valid, 10,096 were considered void and 7,002 were left blank. | Having count…

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

Pip Hinman (2020-11-30). XR bought the love, WA police bought the rage. greenleft.org.au WA Police brutally attacked senior protesters, among others, at a Extinction Rebellion action to highlight the need to act to stop the growing climate emergency. Petrina Harley reports.

Helena Carreira, Helen Strongman, Maria Peppa, Helen I McDonald, Isabel dos-Santos-Silva, Susannah Stanway, Liam Smeeth, Krishnan Bhaskaran (2020-11-30). Prevalence of COVID-19-related risk factors and risk of severe influenza outcomes in cancer survivors: A matched cohort study using linked English electronic health records data. thelancet.com Risks of severe COVID-19 outcomes are likely to be elevated in cancer survivors. This should be taken into account in policies targeted at clinical risk groups, and vaccination for both influenza, and, when available, COVID-19, should be encouraged in cancer survivors.

Colin Todhunter (2020-11-30). Land Dispossession and Imperialism Repackaged as 'Feeding the World'. globalresearch.ca The world is fast losing farms and farmers through the concentration of land into the hands of rich and powerful land speculators and agribusiness corporations. Smallholder farmers are being criminalised and even made to disappear when it comes to the …

Ken Stone (2020-11-30). Canadians Mobilize to Free Meng Wanzhou. globalresearch.ca On Tuesday, December 1, 2020, Canadians will take action right across the country to FREE MENG WANZHOU, who will have been under house arrest in Vancouver for two full years on that date. | In brief, the sponsors seek the release …

Reiner Fuellmich (2020-11-30). Video: Is it a Staged Pandemic? The RT-PCR Test. globalresearch.ca An important guest to get to Dr. Reiner, is with us now and he is in Germany and my understanding is, is actually filing a lawsuit, correct me if I'm wrong, filing a lawsuit over many of the lockdowns …

Mehr News Agency (2020-11-30). Iraqi Kurdistan slams assassination of Iranian scientist. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Nov. 30 (MNA) — In a statement, Iraqi Kurdistan condemned the assassination of the Iranian scientist Mohsen Fakhrizadeh, expressing condolences to the Iranian government and nation.

Mehr News Agency (2020-11-30). Beijing calls assassination of Fakhrizadeh violent crime. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Nov. 30 (MNA) — Chinese Foreign Ministry spokeswoman condemned the assassination of Iranian nuclear and defence scientist Mohsen Fakhrizadeh, calling it a violent crime.

Sophia Tesfaye (2020-11-30). Has consummate insider Tony Blinken, Biden's nominee for State, learned from his mistakes?>. salon.com Blinken backed every failed foreign intervention of the last 25 years. At least there's hope he has evolved…

commondreams (2020-11-30). Over 80 Organizations Urge Biden to Prioritize Ending U.S. Involvement in Yemen War. commondreams.org ______________________________…

teleSUR (2020-11-30). Barbados Commemorates 54 Years of Independence. telesurenglish.net Barbados' Prime Minister Mia Mottley addressed the nation on the occasion of the 54th anniversary of independence from the United Kingdom on Monday, noting her government's effort to tackle the COVID-19 pandemic amid the global economic downturn. | RELATED: | Mottley highlighted the attention the government has paid to people at higher risk from contracting the new coronavirus and pointed out that the country prepared to face "t…

Lynda Carson (2020-11-30). National Council on Disability says Congress should phase out the AbilityOne Program. indybay.org Person In Wheelchair…

Mehr News Agency (2020-11-30). Russia strongly condemns terrorist attack on Fakhrizadeh. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Nov. 30 (MNA) — Russian Foreign Ministry in a statement on Monday condemned the assassination of Iranian prominent nuclear and defense scientist Mohsen Fakhrizadeh.

Kenny Stancil, staff writer (2020-11-30). 'Housing Is Healthcare': Evictions Have Exacerbated Covid-19 Pandemic, Research Shows. commondreams.org "This is a time where it's not an overstatement to say that for many people, eviction can lead to death." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

commondreams (2020-11-30). Taking Shell To Court: Groundbreaking Dutch Climate Litigation Case Begins. commondreams.org ______________________________…

Amanda Marcotte (2020-11-30). Trump and his allies won't drop claims of stolen election — because they're cashing in. salon.com Trump will leave office on Jan. 20 — but in the meantime, right-wing grifters make bank by pretending otherwise…

Prof. Ruel F. Pepa (2020-11-30). The Failure of Common Unity in the Philippine Social Experience. asia-pacificresearch.com

Ethan Yang (2020-11-30). New Study Highlights Alleged Accounting Error Regarding COVID Deaths. globalresearch.ca At the time of this writing, the United States currently maintains the

Mehr News Agency (2020-11-30). Mousavi terms science,defense power as Iran authority pillars. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Nov. 30 (MNA) — Iran Army Chief Commander called science and defense power as two vital factors of Iran's authority that the enemies try to target it through assassinating scientists.

CounterPunch News Service (2020-11-30). Verso Books Wins Voluntary Recognition, Joins the Washington-Baltimore NewsGuild. counterpunch.org NEW YORK, November 30, 2020. On Wednesday, November 25, the workers of Verso Books won voluntary recognition from management to join The Washington-Baltimore NewsGuild (WBNG), a unit of the NewsGuild and the Communications Workers of America. A petition for election was filed simultaneously with the initial request for recognition on November 16. In the coming

WSWS (2020-11-30). New York City schools to reopen amid explosion of coronavirus cases, hospitalizations, deaths. wsws.org Mayor Bill de Blasio's announcement is a warning to the working class in the United States and internationally that even as numerous coronavirus vaccines are nearing completion, workers and youth will continue to be sent into workplaces and schools to needlessly get sick and die.

Staff (2020-11-30). As COVID Spikes, It's Normal to Feel Helpless. Let's Turn Fear to Activism. truthout.org I sat by my office window this morning and looked without seeing at the robin's-egg blue house across the street, framed by a distant pine-green hill and the last gray sky of November 2020. Beside me at a tandem desk sat my daughter, headphones on for the Monday morning Zoom meeting with her class. They talked about what their favorite Thanksgiving food was, and she said "cranberry sauce!" with entirely appropriate gusto; she ate half a bog's worth on Thursday and sighed heavily when we ran out.

_____ (2020-11-30). 'We Will Defend Democracy In Ecuador'. popularresistance.org In countries like Ecuador, Bolivia, Colombia, and Chile, popular movements have risen to express their discontent and demand a new economic model — only to be met with street violence, government repression, and coup d'etats. | In Ecuador, the rise of authoritarianism can be seen in the actions against the electoral opposition. In August — less than 24 hours after the National Electoral Council (CNE) officially called elections — the governing forces attempted illegally and unconstitutionally to eliminate the Movimiento Fuerza Compromiso Social, list 5 that had sheltered the political force of t…

Mehr News Agency (2020-11-30). Iran's new envoy submits credentials to Georgian FM. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Nov. 30 (MNA) — Iran's new ambassador to Tbilisi Akbar Ghasemi submitted a copy of his credentials to David Zalkaliani Georgian Minister of Foreign Affairs on Monday.

Kester Kenn Klomegah (2020-11-30). Russia Returns to Africa: Cooperation, Geopolitical Influence, Russian Investment and Exports. globalresearch.ca On November 23, Russian Senators, Academicians, Researchers and Experts gathered to discuss the export of non-commodities to Africa at the interactive webinar, organized by Federation Council of Russia, Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Russia, and Business Russia Association. | According …

teleSUR (2020-11-30). France: Citizen Protest Forces Change in 'Global Security Law'. telesurenglish.net Christophe Castaner, the president of the parliamentary group "The Republic on the Move" (LREM), announced that French lawmakers will once again "rewrite" Article 24 of the "Global Security" law. | RELATED: | This announcement was made after a meeting between President Emmanuel Macron, Prime Minister Jean Castex, Gerald Darmanin, and the chairmen of the majority parliamentary groups, as reported by Huffington Po…

_____ (2020-11-30). Venezuela Calls On UNSC To Reject Unilateral Sanctions. popularresistance.org "All countries suffering from this type of aggression inflicted by economic means must cooperate to put an end to the suffering of our peoples," Ambassador Moncada stressed. | Speaking at the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) on Wednesday, Venezuela's Ambassador Samuel Moncada proposed the formation of an "International Alliance Against Unilateral Coercive Measures" to halt the crimes against humanity committed by the U.S. government, which keeps arbitrary economic sanctions against 29 countries.

Nigel Duara (2020-11-30). As pandemic aid ends, California families face brutal new year. zcomm.org An estimated 750,000 Californians are set to lose federal unemployment benefits the day after Christmas, and 2.1 million could lose their homes weeks later when a statewide eviction moratorium lifts…

Mehr News Agency (2020-11-30). Iran joins Diabetes Empowerment Education Program. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Nov. 30 (MNA) — Iran is now the 20th member of the Diabetes Empowerment Education Program, also known as DEEP.

John Miller (2020-11-30). The Actual Effects of Enhanced Unemployment Benefits. zcomm.org Overwhelming evidence supports quite a different bedtime story—one that calls for far more humane unemployment policies…

Mehr News Agency (2020-11-30). Russia says scientist assassination aimed at inciting Iran. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Nov. 30 (MNA) — Stating that Russia condemns the Iranian scientist terror attack, Chairman of the Russian Duma's Foreign Affairs Committee said that the assassination is aimed at inciting Iran.

The Global Research Team (2020-11-30). Global Research: Help Keep Independent Media Alive. globalresearch.ca The situation for independent media has changed significantly over the past year. In the face of large corporations attempting to censor our content and curtail our traffic and revenue, we are still here — largely thanks to you, our core …

Mehr News Agency (2020-11-30). Iran to give decisive response to Fakhrizadeh terror. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Nov. 30 (MNA) — Iranian First Vice President said that the Islamic Republic will respond decisively to the assassination of Mohsen Fakhrizadeh.

Labor Video Project (2020-11-30). 74th Anniversary Of The Oakland General Strike & Lessons For Today With Gifford Hartman. indybay.org This is the 74th anniversary of the San Francisco general strike which started on December 1, 1946. Labor historian Gifford Hartman talks about the strike and it's relevance in the United States for today.

The Canary (2020-11-30). A four-day working week could be the future in an independent Scotland. thecanary.co SNP members have called on Scottish government ministers to instigate a review that could bring about a four-day working week in the event of independence. | A motion at the party's annual conference, this year being held virtually due to the coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic, passed by 1,136 votes to 70. | Contained in the resolution was a call for ministers to review working practices in Scotland, including a possible shift to a shorter working week. | The resolution states: "Conference calls on the Scottish Government to undertake a review into how working practices should be adapted to meet the needs of the fut…

commondreams (2020-11-30). Sierra Club Statement on President-Elect Biden's Nomination of Janet Yellen for Treasury Secretary. commondreams.org ______________________________…

Pip Hinman (2020-11-30). Jobs for Women film proves a hit in Perth. greenleft.org.au Tickets to Women of Steel, which premiered in Perth on November 26, sold out some two weeks in advance, reports Sam Wainwright.

William Hartung, Mandy Smithberger (2020-11-30). The Pandemic of Pentagon Spending. commondreams.org www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

news.un (2020-11-30). New COVID-19 infections fall globally for first time since September; WHO chief urges 'extreme caution'. news.un.org Last week saw the first global decline in newly reported cases of COVID-19 since September, the head of the UN World Health Organization (WHO) said on Monday, advising that the news, while welcome, must be interpreted with "extreme caution".

Annie Zaleski (2020-11-30). Why Fleetwood Mac's music resonated so deeply in 2020. salon.com The band's ability to find gorgeous, fragile beauty in even dark days is extremely relatable…

WSWS (2020-11-30). Sri Lankan government orders schools to reopen, threatening thousands with COVID-19. wsws.org In line with its dangerous and irresponsible "new normal" coronavirus policies, the Rajapakse government is sending students and teachers back to school.

news.un (2020-11-30). COVID-19 worsening gender-based violence, trafficking risk, for women and girls. news.un.org With the COVID-19 pandemic heightening the dangers of gender-based violence and human trafficking, action on these two fronts is needed now more than ever, the head of the UN Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) said on Monday.

Mehr News Agency (2020-11-30). Astonishing bird's eye view of Hyrcanian forests. en.mehrnews.com GORGAN, Nov. 30 (MNA) — As we are passing through the cold days of mid-Autumn, Hyrcanian forests in Golestan province, northern Iran, reveal part of their impressive beauties in a festival of colors. Hyrcania is the Greek root word for Gorgan.

commondreams (2020-11-30). Patriotic Millionaires Statement on Biden Economic Team, Treasury Secretary Announcement. commondreams.org ______________________________…

Mehr News Agency (2020-11-30). Metamorphosis in the Slaughterhouse to be screened at Salerno. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Nov. 30 (MNA) — Iranian film 'Metamorphosis in the Slaughterhouse' directed by Javad Daraei will be shown at the 74th edition of the Festival Internazionale del Cinema di Salerno in Italy.

Mehr News Agency (2020-11-30). Iran's aluminum export tops $100m in 7 months. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Dec. 01 (MNA) — Iran exported 61,147 tons of aluminum worth $101.1 million in the calendar seven months to October 21.

Jessica Corbett, staff writer (2020-11-30). Six Environmental Heroes Awarded Goldman Prize for 'Taking a Stand, Risking Their Lives and Livelihoods, and Inspiring Us'. commondreams.org This year's recipients of the annual honor hail from the Bahamas, Ecuador, France, Ghana, Mexico, and Myanmar. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Megan Sherman (2020-11-30). Facebook versus Citizens. globalresearch.ca A wonderfully written recent article on the ethics of Facebook Inc provoked me to think about my own position. It's oft said in defence of the software that Facebook is a forum for progressive public debate, an ideal and desirable …

Peoples Dispatch (2020-11-30). Ethiopian federal forces capture Tigray region's capital Mekelle; rebel forces vow to fight back. peoplesdispatch.org The Red Cross warns that the hospital treating the injured is "running dangerously low on sutures, antibiotics, anticoagulants, painkillers, and even gloves."

Abayomi Azikiwe (2020-11-30). Ethiopian Government Says Mekelle Has Been Retaken by Federal Forces. globalresearch.ca On November 4, the Ethiopian National Defense Forces (ENDF) came under attack by the provincial government in the northern Tigray region. | Reports indicate that numerous ENDF personnel were killed while the Tigray People's Liberation Front (TPLF) local leadership declared that …

Pip Hinman (2020-11-30). XR brought the love, WA police brought the rage. greenleft.org.au WA Police brutally attacked senior protesters, among others, at a Extinction Rebellion action to highlight the need to act to stop the growing climate emergency. Petrina Harley reports.

WSWS (2020-11-30). Microsoft's new "Productivity Score" helps employers spy on workers. wsws.org Microsoft has released new software that turns its Office 365 product into a full-fledged workplace surveillance tool, allowing corporations to spy on their workforce in multiple ways.

teleSUR (2020-11-30). Ecuador: Union for Hope Awaits Decision to Contest Elections. telesurenglish.net Ecuador's Contentious Electoral Tribunal (TCE) partially accepted Sunday a claim against the progressive coalition Union for Hope (UNES), thus delaying again the participation of running mates Andres Arauz- Carlos Rabascall in the presidential elections to be held in February next year. | RELATED: | The legal appeal was filed by citizens Carlos Arboleda and Wilson Freire who argued that the Social Commitment Force (F…

commondreams (2020-11-30). Ohio Nuclear Power Plant Legislation Assailed by Safe Energy and Environmental Groups. commondreams.org ______________________________…

WSWS (2020-11-30). Cleveland-Heights University Heights School District threatens to halt health care benefits if teachers strike. wsws.org A school district just outside of Cleveland, Ohio is threatening to cut healthcare payments to 500 teachers amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

Astrid Caldas (2020-11-30). Rapid Intensification and Number of Storms Make 2020 a Record Hurricane Season. commondreams.org Only by keeping the worst of climate change at bay will we also limit the wrath of hurricanes, saving lives, property, and resources. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Colin Todhunter (2020-11-30). Dispossession and Imperialism Repackaged as "Feeding the World" dissidentvoice.org The world is fast losing farms and farmers through the concentration of land into the hands of rich and powerful land speculators and agribusiness corporations. Smallholder farmers are being criminalised and even made to disappear when it comes to the struggle for land. They are constantly exposed to systematic expulsion. In 2014, the Oakland Institute …

Mehr News Agency (2020-11-30). 180th meeting of the OPEC Conf. kicks off. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Nov. 30 (MNA) — The 180th meeting of the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) Conference Kicked off in Vienna on Monday, with an OPEC+ meeting.

Mehr News Agency (2020-11-30). COVID-19 control in Iran better than expected. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Nov. 30 (MNA) — Health Minister Saeed Namaki has said that the situation of coronavirus containment in the country is better than expected contrary to forecasts, and fortunately, new cases and deaths are declining.

Mehr News Agency (2020-11-30). Biden's win threatens Macron's project of more independence. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Nov. 30 (MNA) — France is going to have a harder time selling "strategic autonomy" without the foil of the Trump administration to drive it.

Mehr News Agency (2020-11-30). Iran COVID-19 update: 13,321 infections, 371 deaths. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Nov. 30 (MNA) — The Iranian Health Ministry has confirmed 13,321 COVID-19 infections and 371 deaths due to the disease in the past 24 hours.

_____ (2020-11-30). Public Health Council Unanimously Passes Motion Opposing Biomass Plant. popularresistance.org The Public Health Council of Springfield on Saturday, November 21, sent a letter to the chairs of the House-Senate Climate Change Conference requesting that there be no incentives written into the legislation under consideration promoting the building of biomass as a source of electricity. According to the letter signed by the Public Health Council Environmental Health Chair Dr. Jeffrey Scavron, "The Public Health Council urges you to do all you can to not allow the construction of a Biomass Furnace in our city.

teleSUR (2020-11-30). Argentina: 'Culpable Homicide' Hangs Over Maradona's Doctor. telesurenglish.net Diego Maradona's personal physician Leopoldo Luque was notified on Monday of the opening of an investigation set to determine if he is responsible for "culpable homicide", following Maradona's death on November 25. | RELATED: | Prosecutors registered Luque's home and office on Sunday, following a judicial order issued by San Isidro circuit judge Orlando Diaz. | The open investigation will be focused on whether there was a "culpable homicide," who was r…

Arvind Dilawar (2020-11-30). Wisconsin Governor Urged to Release Inmates from COVID-19 'Death Sentences'. progressive.org The number of COVID-19 cases in state prisons has nearly tripled in the last month, intensifying calls for release. The stakes are literally life or death.

news.un (2020-11-30). The pandemic is fuelling slavery and sexual exploitation, UN experts warn. news.un.org The COVID-19 pandemic has played into the hands of slavers and traffickers and requires stronger government measures to prevent exploitation of vulnerable people, more than 50 independent UN human rights experts said in a statement on Monday.

Fight Back (2020-11-30). Minnesota: Car caravan to governor's mansion protests Nov. 4 mass arrest. fightbacknews.org St. Paul, MN – On November 27, the Twin Cities Coalition for Justice for Jamar Clark organized a rally and car caravan to protest the mass arrests of November 4. The Black Friday protest started in the parking lot of JJ Hill elementary school, where Philando Castile worked before he was killed by police. During a brief rally, participants decorated their cars, then a caravan of 100 vehicles left for the governor's mansion, by way of the Grand Avenue. | Governor Tim Walz had mobilized hundreds of police from across the state to "teach a lesson" to protesters on November 4 who were part of a national day of protest…

Miko Peled (2020-11-30). A "Fringe Member" of the Jewish Community: How Hasbara Trolls Reacted to My Campus Appearance. mintpressnews.com Hasbara groups represent a racist, supremacist, and violent ideology. They defend a state that is engaged in the worst type of violence against the Palestinian people, yet they feel that they are in a position to question the motives of organizers, speakers, and activists who call for justice and tolerance.

Pip Hinman (2020-11-30). Silent march against domestic violence. greenleft.org.au Janet Parker reports that the 30th annual Silent Domestic Violence Memorial March was held in Perth.

Mehr News Agency (2020-11-30). Iran to determine time, place of response to assassination. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Nov. 30 (MNA) — Stating that the punishment of perpetrators of Iranian scientist assassination is definite, Commander of the Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) said that Iran determines the time and place of response.

news.un (2020-11-30). UN refugee agency appeals for $147 million to support thousands of Ethiopians fleeing to Sudan. news.un.org The UN High Commissioner for Refugees Filippo Grandi has launched an appeal for $147 million to support as many as 100,000 people fleeing Ethiopia's Tigray region into neighbouring Sudan, the UN refugee agency, UNHCR, said on Monday.

teleSUR (2020-11-30). Moderna Asks Permission to Sell Its Vaccine in the US and EU. telesurenglish.net The pharmaceutical company Moderna on Monday announced it would request authorization to market its COVID-19 vaccine from the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the European Medicines Agency. | RELATED: | Regulators will analyze the mRNA vaccine test data and decide if it is safe and effective enough to recommend its implementation. | According to the company, the efficacy analysis of the phase 3 study…

Brett Wilkins, staff writer (2020-11-30). 'Good Riddance': Progressives Welcome Ajit Pai's Departure From FCC as Great News. commondreams.org The current chair, said one critic, "will go down in history as one of the most corrupt government officials of the century." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

teleSUR (2020-11-30). US Elections: Wisconsin's Ballots Recount Reaffirms Biden's Win. telesurenglish.net President-elect Joe Biden's win in Wisconsin was reaffirmed Sunday after two of the state's largest counties finished the recount of ballots with little change in the tally. | RELATED: | Biden leads over incumbent President Donald Trump in the key swing state grew by 87 votes, after Trump gained 45 votes in the Dane County recount and Biden got a 132-vote net gain in the Milwaukee county recount. The statewide…

Lynda Carson (2020-11-30). New Music Release By Lynda Carson. indybay.org

commondreams (2020-11-30). By the Numbers: A Scientific Look at the Record-breaking 2020 Hurricane Season. commondreams.org ______________________________…

WSWS (2020-11-30). German Green Party sets course for government based on promoting militarism and war. wsws.org The party made clear that a future Green federal government and/or Green chancellor would continue and expand the right-wing militaristic policies espoused by the current CDU-SPD grand coalition.

Commonwealth Club (2020-11-30). Wednesday 12/9: Impact of COVID-19 on Refugees & Aid Workers in the Middle East. indybay.org Online via livestream (FREE)…

WSWS (2020-11-30). French government orders dissolution of leading Muslim rights group. wsws.org The executive committee of Collectif Contre Islamophobie en France preventively voted to dissolve itself before a government dissolution order came into force.

John Malkin (2020-11-30). Tamario Smith's Death in SC County Jail – Attorneys Discuss May 10 Death & Lawsuit. indybay.org Interview with Jonathan Gettleman and Elizabeth Caballero, two Santa Cruz attorneys filing a civil rights lawsuit on behalf of Tamario Smith's family.

Mehr News Agency (2020-11-30). JCPOA Joint Commission meeting to be held on Dec. 16. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Nov. 30 (MNA) — The next meeting of the Joint Commission of the JCPOA will be held in Vienna on December 16.

commondreams (2020-11-30). Pai Pats Himself on the Back Again to Signal End of His Disastrous FCC Run. commondreams.org ______________________________…

Andrew Emett (2020-11-30). Police officer placed on leave after hitting bystander on video. nationofchange.org Livestreaming a video of an arrest where a police officer's use of force leads to his arrest.

Revolution Books (2020-11-30). Friday 12/4: Alec Karakatsani on "Usual Cruelty: The Complicity of Lawyers…" indybay.org Online event accessible through www.facebook.com/revbooksnyc/live/

Mehr News Agency (2020-11-30). West greenlighting terror with call for restraint. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Nov. 30 (MNA) — Iran Judiciary Chief Ayatollah Ebrahim Raeisi says Western countries are showing greenlight for the continuation of terror.

news.un (2020-11-30). Consign chemical weapons to history, UN chief urges, honouring victims. news.un.org The United Nations Secretary-General has called for "renewed determination" to eliminate chemical weapons from the world.

Jessica Corbett, staff writer (2020-11-30). 33 Groups Urge Biden to Hold Big Tech Accountable and Keep Industry Allies Out of His Administration. commondreams.org "We believe that eliminating the decades-old revolving door between Silicon Valley and your administration will only help your cause." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Robert Freeman (2020-11-30). The Economy Isn't Working. That's Exactly the Plan. commondreams.org Inequality is reaching feudal proportions, where very few own almost everything, and everyone else is crushed under the wheel of engineered destitution. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

repost (2020-11-30). Kamala Harris' Prosecutors Sent This Innocent Man to Prison for Murder. Now He's Talking. indybay.org In a New York Times op-ed published in January, University of San Francisco law professor Lara Bazelon described various instances when Harris, either as district attorney or state attorney general, vigorously defended cases in which prosecutors were accused of fabricating testimony or withholding potentially exculpatory evidence—stacking the deck against the accused. | "My issue with [Harris] is the way she characterizes herself and her record. If she were just straightforward, it wouldn't be a problem."—Lara Bazelon…

Peoples Dispatch (2020-11-30). As COVID-19 cases soar in Turkey, demands for fresh lockdown gain momentum. peoplesdispatch.org Turkey has been hit by a second wave of COVID-19 and recorded more new cases on Sunday than Brazil and Russia, standing just behind the US and India…

commondreams (2020-11-30). Trump Weakens Migratory Bird Treaty Act for Special Interests. commondreams.org ______________________________…

teleSUR (2020-11-30). Uruguay: Ex-President Tabare Vazquez's Health Remains Stable. telesurenglish.net Uruguay's former President Tabare Vazquez's health condition remains "stable" after surfing an acute thrombosis in his left leg and an infection on Saturday. | RELATED: | "He is very well, talking -as every day- with us, making stories of all his past life, of the political activity, of the soccer activity, receiving some closer friends and taking care of himself a lot because of the health condition," Alvaro…

commondreams (2020-11-30). People's Action Announces New Deep Canvassing Campaign in Georgia to Flip the Senate. commondreams.org ______________________________…

Extinction Rebellion Newcastle Australia (2020-11-30). Saturday 12/12: Newcastle: People's 9th Blockade of the Worlds Largest Coal Port. indybay.org Horseshoe Beach, Muloobinba (aka Newcastle)…

Jake Johnston (2020-11-30). Protests, Repression Mark Police Chief's First Week. cepr.net On November 18, the 217th anniversary of the Battle of Vertières where Haitians delivered a fatal blow to Napoleon's troops during their struggle for independence, thousands took to the streets across the country to protest rising insecurity and government inaction. Anti-government actions took place in Cap-Haitien, GonaàØves, l'Estère, Saint-Marc, Delmas, Tabarre, Port-au-Prince,Cayes, Jérémie, Mirebalais, and …

Eric Alterman (2020-11-30). The Last Few Years Have Spelled a Resounding End to the 'Jewish Vote'. thenation.com The Last Few Years Have Spelled a Resounding End to the 'Jewish Vote'

imperial.ac.uk (2020-11-30). Christmas closure: Imperial to introduce additional support over holidays. imperial.ac.uk As we approach the end of term, Imperial is ensuring that a wide range of services and support for students is maintained across the holiday period.

Mehr News Agency (2020-11-30). Bahrain condemns assassination of Martyr Fakhrizadeh. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Nov. 30 (MNA) — The Bahraini Foreign Ministry condemned the assassination of the Iranian nuclear scientist in a statement on Monday.

Peoples Dispatch (2020-11-30). Violent attacks against anti-government protesters in Iraq leave seven dead. peoplesdispatch.org Anti-government protests in Iraq entered the third day on November 29, Sunday. As many as seven people were killed in the previous two days. Massive protests took place in the Iraqi capital Baghdad and southern parts of the country, including the cities of Nasiriyah, Kut and Amara. The anti-government protesters were met by thousands of armed followers of influential Iraqi Shia cleric Muqtada al-Sadr. His followers reportedly attacked and clashed with the protesters in Nasiriyah, resulting in the deaths of seven people and wounding 60 others. | The epicenter of the violence was the Haboubi square in Nasiriyah, wh…

Mehr News Agency (2020-11-30). Burial ceremony of nuclear scientist martyr "Dr. Fakhrizadeh" en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Nov. 30 (MNA) — The burial ceremony of Iran's prominent nuclear and defense scientist martyr 'Dr. Mohsen Fakhrizadeh' was held in Imamzadeh Saleh (PBUH) in Tehran on Monday.

_____ (2020-11-30). The Digital 'Iron Curtain' Descends. strategic-culture.org What is a 'digital Iron Curtain'? It is when Big Digital, as Professor Michael Rectenwald terms these western Tech Goliaths, become 'governmentalities', using a word originally coined by Michel Foucault to refer to the means by which the 'governed' (i.e. 'we the people') assimilate, and reflect outwardly, a mental attitude desired by the élites: "One might point to masking and social distancing as instances of what Foucault meant by his notion of governmentality", Rectenwald And what is that desired 'mentality'? It is to embrace the <...

news.un (2020-11-30). UN chief calls for greater inclusion of persons with disabilities. news.un.org Achieving a world where all people have equal access to opportunities is a goal worth fighting for, UN Secretary-General António Guterres said on Monday in a speech calling for greater inclusion of persons with disabilities in society, including in COVID-19 response and recovery.

commondreams (2020-11-30). Goodbye, Ajit Pai. The Senate Should Reject Nathan Simington and Let the Fcc Get Back To Work. commondreams.org ______________________________…

Newsclick (2020-11-30). Friedrich Engels: 200 and still going strong. peoplesdispatch.org JNU Associate Professor Dr. Ajay Gudavarthy and Newsclick's Prabir Purkayastha analyze the enduring relevance of Friedrich Engels, and his perspectives in a variety of areas that inform thinking and organizing to this day. They talk about his writings on science and technology, family and property, and trace his influence over the decades.

Patrick Basham (2020-11-30). Reasons Why the 2020 Presidential Election Is Deeply Puzzling. globalresearch.ca To say out-loud that you find the

James Haught (2020-11-30). Is 2020 a Watershed? counterpunch.org Maybe 2020 is a turning point — one that won't be clearly visible until the future. Maybe it marks the end of the four-decade epoch when the white evangelical "religious right" had enough power to tip American elections to the GOP. White evangelicals fought fiercely for Republicans this year. They gave about 80 percent of

WSWS (2020-11-30). Private sector and Conservative Party cronies reap over £17 billion in government contracts during pandemic. wsws.org At least 15 companies handed contracts without tendering or oversight had connections to the Conservative government in what is being described as a "chumocracy".

WSWS (2020-11-30). Workers from Turkey defend Dr. Scalice against the attacks by Jose Sison and the CPP. wsws.org "Workers from all over the world, we must speak up to show our support for his efforts, especially in countries with a belated capitalist development such as Turkey or the Philippines."

Megan Mineiro (2020-11-30). Justice Department Asserts Unreviewable Discretion to Kill US Citizens. globalresearch.ca Drawing alarm at the D.C. Circuit, a lawyer for the United States argued Monday that the government has the power to kill its citizens without judicial oversight when state secrets are involved. | "Do you appreciate how extraordinary that proposition is?" …

Pip Hinman (2020-11-30). Extinction Rebellion brought the love, WA Police brought the rage. greenleft.org.au WA Police brutally attacked senior protesters, among others, at an Extinction Rebellion action highlighting the need to tackle the growing climate emergency. Petrina Harley reports.

Dave Zirin (2020-11-30). The Politics of Maradona's Iconic 'Hand of God' Goal. thenation.com The Politics of Maradona's Iconic 'Hand of God' Goal…

Bryce Covert (2020-11-30). How Monopolies Have Taken Over Our Everyday Lives. thenation.com How Monopolies Have Taken Over Our Everyday Lives…

Mehr News Agency (2020-11-30). Silence in face of terrorist acts threatening peace in region. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Nov. 30 (MNA) — Iranian Parliament Speaker Mohammad Bagher Ghalibaf in a message to the UN Secretary General António Guterres on Monday said that silence in the face of terrorist acts threatens peace and security in the region.

_____ (2020-11-30). Venezuela Sentences Former Citgo Executives For Corruption. popularresistance.org Merida – Six former oil executives were sentenced for corruption on Thursday by a Venezuelan court. | They were detained in November 2017 in Caracas on charges of embezzlement, money laundering and conspiracy at state oil company PDVSA's US subsidiary, Citgo. | Attorney General Tarek William Saab stated at the time that the accused had signed contracts without government permission which "jeopardized the country's assets." Refinancing plans with Frontier Group Management and Apollo Global Management allegedly had draconian conditions and offered the company itself as collateral.

Mehr News Agency (2020-11-30). Enemies sought to assassinate Fakhrizadeh for 20 yrs. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Nov. 30 (MNA) — Secretary of Supreme National Security Council (SNSC) said that enemies had sought to assassinate scientist Mohsen Fakhrizadeh for the past 20 years.

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Assassination of Iranian Scientist Brings US-Israel Closer to War with Iran
Brian Berletic | globalresearch.ca | 2020-11-30
Reports on the death of senior Iranian nuclear scientist Mohsen Fakhrizadeh signals another dangerous turn in Washington's systematic attempts to undermine and overthrow the current government of Iran. | The Western media is framing the assassination as a unilateral operation carried …
globalresearch.ca/assassination-iranian-…

A Trap? Why Assassination of Top Iranian Nuclear Scientist Could Tie Biden's Hands in Future Talks
Staff | 18.224.45.15 | 2020-11-30
Iran's top nuclear scientist Mohsen Fakhrizadeh was assassinated Friday while driving on a highway outside Tehran. Iran accuses Israel of orchestrating the killing, which is the latest in a string of assassinations targeting scientists involved with Iran's nuclear program. Between 2010 and 2012, four Iranian nuclear scientists were assassinated, and analysts say Fakhrizadeh's death was designed to make it harder for President-elect Joe Biden to rejoin the landmark 2015 nuclear agreement with Iran when he takes office. Iran has long maintained its nuclear program is for peaceful purposes. "Israel has always denied…
18.224.45.15/2020/11/30/iran_nuclear_sci…

Israel's Gift to Joe Biden, 52 Days Before He Even Takes Office: War with Iran
Scott Ritter | globalresearch.ca | 2020-11-30
The assassination of Tehran's top nuclear scientist is a ploy by Israel to compel the likely US president-elect to reject diplomacy and choose military action to deal with Iran's nuclear ambition. Which option will he choose? | Mohsen Fakhrizadeh was the | …
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Biden's Promise: America is Back(wards)
Binoy Kampmark | counterpunch.org | 2020-11-30
With President Donald Trump all but conceding to the transition team that will take over after January next year, interest now shifts to President-elect Joe Biden's choices for cabinet. On the national security front, the imperial-military lobby will have reasons to be satisfied. If Trump promised to rein in, if not put the brakes on…
counterpunch.org/2020/11/30/bidens-promi…

The Assassination of Iranian Nuclear Scientist. Setting the Stage for War?
NIAC Action | globalresearch.ca | 2020-11-30
Ryan Costello, Policy Director of the National Iranian American Council (NIAC), issued the following statement on reports of the assassination of Iranian nuclear scientist Mohsen Fakhrizadeh, who led Iran's alleged nuclear weapons program until it was shelved in …
globalresearch.ca/niac-statement-assassi…

Hundreds of thousands protest across France against police violence and Macron's police immunity law
wsws.org | 2020-11-30
Opposition is growing to a law that would criminalize the filming of police officers, amid a series of incidents of police brutality over the past week.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/11/30/fran…

Is the Nationalist tide receding?
Lawrence Wittner | dissidentvoice.org | 2020-11-30
Nationalism–placing the interests of one's own nation above the interests of other nations–has been a powerful force in world affairs for centuries. But it seemed on the wane after 1945, when the vast devastation of World War II–a conflict fostered by right wing, nationalist demagogues–convinced people around the globe of the necessity to transcend nationalism …
dissidentvoice.org/2020/11/is-the-nation…

US Sanctions Chinese Tech Firm for Having Ties With Venezuela
telesurenglish.net | 2020-11-30
The U.S. Treasury Department on Monday sanctioned China Corporation of Electronic Imports and Exports (CEIEC) for allegedly supporting Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro to "undermine democracy" in his country. | RELATED: | Venezuela Resumes Sending Oil to China Despite U.S. Sanctions | An official statement argues that the Chinese technology company would give the Bolivarian government software to restrict citizens' access to the Internet and monitor their actions on the netw…
telesurenglish.net/news/US-Sanctions-Chi…

Hostilities Won't Stop Venezuela's Upcoming Elections
Alejandra Garcia | telesurenglish.net | 2020-11-30
The international campaign of discredit against the Venezuelan electoral process, encouraged by the U.S. and the European Union (EU), gains strength one week ahead of the legislative elections scheduled for December 6. | RELATED: | Venezuela Announces International Lawsuit Against US | "Chavism won't guarantee biosecurity measures," "The voting machines will fail," "Maduro seeks to settle his government after the parliamentary elections," are some headlines shown by the Miami-Bogota-Ma…
telesurenglish.net/news/Hostilities-Wont…

Israel Behind Assassination of Top Iranian Nuclear Scientist?
Stephen Lendman | globalresearch.ca | 2020-11-30
Israel's Mossad operates like a global Mafia hit squad. | On the phony pretext of protecting national security, it has a long history of assassinating Palestinians and others it wants eliminated. | Former IDF chief of staff General Dan Haluts once said …
globalresearch.ca/israel-behind-assassin…

Israel Behind Assassination of Top Iranian Nuclear Scientist?
Stephen Lendman | globalresearch.ca | 2020-11-30
Israel's Mossad operates like a global Mafia hit squad. | On the phony pretext of protecting national security, it has a long history of assassinating Palestinians and others it wants eliminated. | Former IDF chief of staff General Dan Haluts once said …
globalresearch.ca/israel-behind-assassin…

Spain's Podemos to oversee distribution of EU bailout funds to the super-rich
wsws.org | 2020-11-30
The integration of Podemos in European Union bailout mechanisms testifies to the bankruptcy of its middle-class and anti-Marxist "Left Populist" politics.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/11/30/pode…

Engels still lives at 200
Eds. | mronline.org | 2020-11-30
Today marks 200 years since the birth of Friedrich Engels, the revolutionary leader who, side by side with Marx, elaborated a good part of what we know today as the theoretical bases of Marxism and built the first international organizations of "insurrectionist wage slaves" who adopted communism as the name for their objective.
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This week in history: November 30-December 6
wsws.org | 2020-11-30
75 years ago: General Douglas MacArthur, the effective leader of US-occupied Japan, ordered the arrest of former Prime Minister Fumimaro Konoe and eight of the country's other civilian and military leaders for war crimes, setting the stage for criminal prosecutions.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/11/30/twih…

The Slow-motion Assassination of Julian Assange
Kim Petersen | dissidentvoice.org | 2020-11-30
Another Iranian nuclear scientist has been assassinated. Mohsen Fakhrizadeh was killed by an elaborately planned and executed ambush. The complexity of the attack and the resources required to carry it out strongly indicate a state actor. Fingers of blame quickly pointed at a likely assassin: Israel. The United States was probably in some form of …
dissidentvoice.org/2020/11/the-slow-moti…

The defeat of Trump and the road ahead
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2020-11-30
It is a good thing that a decisive majority of voters in the United States rejected Trump in his run for the White House. The massive turnout of youth, African Americans, Chicanos, Latinos, native peoples and other oppressed nationalities was critical in defeating his anti-immigrant, racist, reactionary and misogynist agenda. This defeat provides a more favorable contest to fight for and win things people desperately need and for revolutionaries to advance the struggle to end the existing order of things. | We do not have a working crystal ball to predict the future, and Trump has a demonstrated capacity for the…
www.fightbacknews.org/2020/11/29/defeat-…

The defeat of Trump and the road ahead
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2020-11-30
It is a good thing that a decisive majority of voters in the United States rejected Trump in his run for the White House. The massive turnout of youth, African Americans, Chicanos, Latinos, native peoples and other oppressed nationalities was critical in defeating his anti-immigrant, racist, reactionary and misogynist agenda. This defeat provides a more favorable contest to fight for and win things people desperately need and for revolutionaries to advance the struggle to end the existing order of things. | We do not have a working crystal ball to predict the future, and Trump has a demonstrated capacity for the…
fightbacknews.org/2020/11/29/defeat-trum…

ICE detainees in New Jersey stage hunger strike over coronavirus threat
wsws.org | 2020-11-30
Nine immigrants held at Bergen County Jail in Hackensack are demanding release from the rat-infested facility where social distancing is not possible.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/11/30/immi…

The defeat of Trump and the road ahead
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2020-11-30
It is a good thing that a decisive majority of voters in the United States rejected Trump in his run for the White House. The massive turnout of youth, African Americans, Chicanos, Latinos, native peoples and other oppressed nationalities was critical in defeating his anti-immigrant, racist, reactionary and misogynist agenda. This defeat provides a more favorable contest to fight for and win things people desperately need and for revolutionaries to advance the struggle to end the existing order of things. | We do not have a working crystal ball to predict the future, and Trump has a demonstrated capacity for the…
www.fightbacknews.org/2020/11/29/defeat-…

The Planet Cannot Heal Until We Rip the Mask Off the West's War Machine
Jonathan Cook | counterpunch.org | 2020-11-30
Making political sense of the world can be tricky unless one understands the role of the state in capitalist societies. The state is not primarily there to represent voters or uphold democratic rights and values; it is a vehicle for facilitating and legitimating the concentration of wealth and power into fewer and fewer hands.
counterpunch.org/2020/11/30/the-planet-c…

The Planet Cannot Heal Until We Rip the Mask Off the West's War Machine
Jonathan Cook | counterpunch.org | 2020-11-30
Making political sense of the world can be tricky unless one understands the role of the state in capitalist societies. The state is not primarily there to represent voters or uphold democratic rights and values; it is a vehicle for facilitating and legitimating the concentration of wealth and power into fewer and fewer hands.
counterpunch.org/2020/11/30/the-planet-c…

The Planet Cannot Heal Until We Rip the Mask Off the West's War Machine
Jonathan Cook | globalresearch.ca | 2020-11-30
Making political sense of the world can be tricky unless one understands the role of the state in capitalist societies. The state is not primarily there to represent voters or uphold democratic rights and values; it is a vehicle for …
globalresearch.ca/planet-cannot-heal-unt…

Questions for BBC on new White Helmets podcast series attacking OPCW whistleblowers
Aaron Maté | thegrayzone.com | 2020-11-30
A new BBC podcast, "Mayday," uses smears, gaping omissions, leaps of logic, and factual errors in a desperate attempt to repair the image of late White Helmets founder James Le Mesurier, and discredit the OPCW inspectors who challenged a cover-up of their Syria chemical weapons probe. Mayday's producer has failed to answer the following questions. The new BBC podcast Mayday covers the life and death of James Le Mesurier, the former UK military officer who founded the group The White Helmets, …
thegrayzone.com/2020/11/30/questions-bbc…

Thursday 12/10: Barbara Lee Support US HR 1175/1162: Drop Charges Against Assange & Snowden
Bay Action to Free Julian Assange | indybay.org | 2020-11-30
Barbara Lee's Congressional Office | Oakland Federal Building | 1301 Clay St. Oakland.
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/11/29/1883870…

Thursday 12/10: Barbara Lee Support US HR 1175/1162:Drop Charges Against Assange & Snowden
Bay Action to Free Julian Assange | indybay.org | 2020-11-30
Barbara Lee's Congressional Office | Oakland Federal Building | 1301 Clay St. Oakland.
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/11/29/1883870…

Trump risks war again: Will the world condemn the murder of Iran's top nuclear scientist?>
Medea Benjamin | salon.com | 2020-11-30
Israel wouldn't have killed Mohsen Fakhrizadeh without Trump's say-so. Now Biden and the UN must lower tensions…
salon.com/2020/11/30/trump-risks-war-aga…

John Shipton calls on government not to break its own rules
Pip Hinman | greenleft.org.au | 2020-11-30
John Shipton, the father of jailed WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, has called on the federal government to follow its own rules, reports Jim McIlroy.
greenleft.org.au/content/john-shipton-ca…

Julian Assange's father calls on government not to break its own rules
Pip Hinman | greenleft.org.au | 2020-11-30
John Shipton, the father of jailed WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, has called on the federal government to follow its own rules, reports Jim McIlroy.
greenleft.org.au/content/julian-assanges…

Letter To Rob Davis Governor of HMP Belmarsh
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2020-11-30
I am shocked to read that all 56 virus-infected prisoners at Belmarsh have been moved to the same wing as Mr. Assange, who so far by miracle is not infected. This seems utter madness to me and suggests you may want him also to become infected. Everyone knows Mr. Assange has damaged lungs (see UN report by Nils Melzer) and will almost certainly die if he catches this virus, yet instead of taking measures to protect him it appears you are deliberately placing him at greater risk of catching the virus. If he dies I believe your lack of appropriate actions will make you legally responsible for his death.
popularresistance.org/letter-to-rob-davi…

A Trap? Why Assassination of Top Iranian Nuclear Scientist Could Tie Biden's Hands in Future Talks
Staff | democracynow.org | 2020-11-30
Iran's top nuclear scientist Mohsen Fakhrizadeh was assassinated Friday while driving on a highway outside Tehran. Iran accuses Israel of orchestrating the killing, which is the latest in a string of assassinations targeting scientists involved with Iran's nuclear program. Between 2010 and 2012, four Iranian nuclear scientists were assassinated, and analysts say Fakhrizadeh's death was designed to make it harder for President-elect Joe Biden to rejoin the landmark 2015 nuclear agreement with Iran when he takes office. Iran has long maintained its nuclear program is for peaceful purposes. "Israel has always denied…
www.democracynow.org/2020/11/30/iran_nuc…

Migrants protest in India demanding right to return to New Zealand
wsws.org | 2020-11-30
An estimated 2,000 work NZ visa holders have been stuck in India for nine months, many of whom have lost their jobs and are in severe hardship.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/11/30/migr…

The Questions You Probably THINK You Know the Answer to — But Likely Don't — About ICE Detention
Hanna Johnson | aclu.org | 2020-11-30
What is ICE detention? What is it not?: | Immigrations and Customs Enforcement (ICE — pronounced "ice," like a cube) detention is civil detention. It is not intended to be punishment for a criminal conviction, though conditions are often as bad or worse than those you'd find in prison. It may be shocking to learn that the U.S. government detains tens of thousands of people each day in immigrant detention., , ICE detention exists to ensure people who are currently going through i…
aclu.org/news/immigrants-rights/the-ques…

Uruguay: Ex-President Tabare Vazquez's Health Remains Stable
telesurenglish.net | 2020-11-30
Uruguay's former President Tabare Vazquez's health condition remains "stable" after surfing an acute thrombosis in his left leg and an infection on Saturday. | RELATED: | Uruguay: Leftist Party Proposes Bill to Stop Land Foreignization | "He is very well, talking -as every day- with us, making stories of all his past life, of the political activity, of the soccer activity, receiving some closer friends and taking care of himself a lot because of the health condition," Alvaro…
telesurenglish.net/news/Uruguay-Ex-Presi…

Will the world community condemn the murder of Iran's nuclear scientist?
Medea Benjamin and Ariel Gold | nationofchange.org | 2020-11-30
The only way to stop this crisis from spiraling out of control is for the world community to condemn the act, and demand a UN investigation and accountability for the perpetrators.
nationofchange.org/2020/11/30/will-the-w…

Will the World Community Condemn the Murder of Iran's Nuclear Scientist?
Medea Benjamin | globalresearch.ca | 2020-11-30
Joe Biden has won the U.S. election, the assassination of Iran's top nuclear scientist, likely by Israel with the go-ahead from the …
globalresearch.ca/will-world-community-c…

Protecting Indigenous Languages Is Protecting Biodiversity
Subhankar Banerjee | commondreams.org | 2020-11-30
With Indigenous languages, we can turn from a narrative of apocalypse—toward multispecies kinship, care, stewardship, protection, and love for the living Earth. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
commondreams.org/views/2020/11/30/protec…

Establishment Journalists are Piling On to Smear Robert Fisk Now He Cannot Answer Back
Jonathan Cook | dissidentvoice.org | 2020-11-30
Something remarkable even by the usually dismal standards of the stenographic media blue-tick brigade has been happening in the past few days. Leading journalists in the corporate media have suddenly felt the urgent need not only to criticise the late, much-respected foreign correspondent Robert Fisk, but to pile in against him, using the most outrageous …
dissidentvoice.org/2020/11/establishment…

Video: War Ended but Armenia Still Suffers Losses. Azerbaijani Troops Enter Largest Armenian Gold Mine
South Front | globalresearch.ca | 2020-11-30
This week, the Armenian leadership has reached an unprecedented height in its state management achievements. Prime Minsiter Nikol Pashinayan and his government did not stop at the successful campaign to undermine the Armenian regional position and the epic loss in …
globalresearch.ca/video-war-ended-armeni…

Selected Articles: Assassination of Iranian Scientist Brings US-Israel Closer to War with Iran
Global Research News | globalresearch.ca | 2020-11-30
Scary Scenarios: State Surveillance Expanding Exponentially Using Advanced Wireless Technologies | By Dr. Jack Rasmus, November 30 2020 | If you're worried about the capability of government to conduct surveillance of citizens engaged in political assembly and protest, or even just | …
globalresearch.ca/selected-articles-assa…

Scary Scenarios: State Surveillance Expanding Exponentially Using Advanced Wireless Technologies
Dr. Jack Rasmus | globalresearch.ca | 2020-11-30
If you're worried about the capability of government to conduct surveillance of citizens engaged in political assembly and protest, or even just personal activity, then you should be aware the technological capability of government surveillance is about to expand …
globalresearch.ca/short-comment-big-dang…

A New Technology That Will Exponentially Expand Government Spying on Citizens
Jack Rasmus | zcomm.org | 2020-11-30
Your smartphone in effect becomes a government listening device that detects and accesses all nearby wireless or bluetooth devices, or anything that has a MAC address for that matter…
zcomm.org/znetarticle/a-new-technology-t…

Questions for BBC on New White Helmets Podcast Series Attacking OPCW Whistleblowers
_____ | strategic-culture.org | 2020-11-30
Aaron MATÉ | A new BBC podcast, "Mayday," uses smears, gaping omissions, leaps of logic, and factual errors in a desperate attempt to repair the image of late White Helmets founder James Le Mesurier, and discredit the OPCW inspectors who challenged a cover-up of their Syria chemical weapons probe. Mayday's producer has failed to answer the following questions. | The new BBC podcast Mayday covers the life and death of James Le Mesurier, the former UK military officer who founded the group The White Helmets, which has operated…
strategic-culture.org/news/2020/11/30/qu…

Nuremberg Trial — 75 Years Ago — and What It Means Today: In the Midst of a World Tyranny
Peter Koenig | globalresearch.ca | 2020-11-30
On Saturday 21 November 2020 Russia celebrated the 75th Anniversary of the beginning of the Nuremberg Trials which started on 20 November 1945 and lasted almost a year, until 1 October 1946. The Tribunal was given the task of …
globalresearch.ca/nuremberg-trial-75-yea…

Upcoming Venezuelan Election Is Another Rejection Of US Imperialism
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2020-11-30
On December 6, Venezuelans will vote for a new National Assembly. Just as it has done for the past twenty years, the United States is interfering in the election process and has already falsely claimed the elections are rigged. The last National Assembly election in 2015 was marred by a vote-buying scheme in one remote region. Upon an order from the Supreme Court to redo those races, right-wing parties refused, putting the entire National Assembly in contempt of court. Latin American policy analyst, Leonardo Flores, joins me to speak about this election and the impacts of the US' efforts to interfere and overthro…
popularresistance.org/venezuela-election…

'Another World Is Possible': Ocasio-Cortez Uses Video Gaming Platform to Raise $200,000 for Fight Against Hunger, Evictions
Julia Conley, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2020-11-30
The congresswoman was joined by Canadian progressive leader Jagmeet Singh, who spoke about bold, far-reaching policies in Canada. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
commondreams.org/news/2020/11/30/another…

UAE and Palestine at odds over future of Israel normalisation accords
Barbara Bibbo | middleeasteye.net | 2020-11-30
UAE and Palestine at odds over future of Israel normalisation accords | While the Emirates are interpreting the return of Palestinian envoys as acceptance of Gulf deals with Israel, the Palestinian Authority hangs its hopes on Biden | Barbara Bibbo | Mon, 11/30/2020 – 15: 16 | From left, Bahrain Foreign Minister Abdullatif al-Zayani, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, US President Donald Trump and UAE Fore…
www.middleeasteye.net/news/uae-israel-pa…

People's movements across the world stand in solidarity with Palestinian people
Peoples Dispatch | peoplesdispatch.org | 2020-11-30
People's movements across the world expressed solidarity with the people of Palestine and called out governments and global institutions for their complicity and silence in the suffering of the Palestinian people…
peoplesdispatch.org/2020/11/30/peoples-m…

Yemen: Trump is Showering Saudi Arabia with Last-Minute Gifts
Ahmed Abdulkareem | mintpressnews.com | 2020-11-30
Saudi Arabia's use of American diplomatic cover and weapons alike has taken on a fevered pace as the Kingdom deepens the tragedy it has afflicted upon Yemen.
mintpressnews.com/yemen-trumps-last-minu…

Trade unions stage scattered protests on Amazon's Black Friday
wsws.org | 2020-11-30
With opposition by Amazon workers growing against brutal work conditions and the lack of protection from the pandemic, the unions and their pseudo-left supporters are trying to contain resistance within the confines of corporate-controlled political parties and the capitalist system.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/11/30/amaz…

British Chicken Driving Deforestation in Brazil's "Second Amazon"
Alexandra Heal | globalresearch.ca | 2020-11-30
Britain's leading supermarkets and fast food outlets are selling chicken fed on soya that has been linked to vast deforestation and thousands of fires across a vital region of tropical woodland in Brazil, an investigation has revealed. | Tesco, Asda, Lidl, …
globalresearch.ca/british-chicken-drivin…

Firing Squads, Poison Gas, Electric Chair: Trump Moves to Expand Ways to Kill Prisoners
Staff | democracynow.org | 2020-11-30
Sister Helen Prejean, one of the world's best known anti-death-penalty activists, says the spate of federal executions carried out by the Trump administration reflect a "fundamental flaw" in the law, which does not set limits on use of the death penalty. "When you give absolute power over life and death to government officials, they can really do what they want," she says.
www.democracynow.org/2020/11/30/trump_ad…

Trump Races to Kill Lisa Montgomery In First Federal Execution of a Woman in Almost 70 Years
Staff | democracynow.org | 2020-11-30
We look at one of the most shocking cases in the slew of federal executions the Trump administration has scheduled in its final months: Lisa Montgomery, who was convicted in 2007 for a gruesome murder of a pregnant woman, is set be the first woman to be executed by the federal government in 70 years if her January 12 execution goes forward. Advocates say Montgomery suffers from mental illnesses caused by a life of abuse and sexual assault, and that she deserves clemency. "She is profoundly mentally ill," Cornell law professor Sandra Babcock says. "Why the rush to execute someone like Lisa Montgomery among all of…
www.democracynow.org/2020/11/30/lisa_mon…

The Rich Kids Who Want to Tear Down Capitalism
Zoà´ Beery | zcomm.org | 2020-11-30
Socialist-minded millennial heirs are trying to live their values by getting rid of their money…
zcomm.org/znetarticle/the-rich-kids-who-…

Minnesota: Car caravan to governor's mansion protests Nov. 4 mass arrest
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2020-11-30
St. Paul, MN – On November 27, the Twin Cities Coalition for Justice for Jamar Clark organized a rally and car caravan to protest the mass arrests of November 4. The Black Friday protest started in the parking lot of JJ Hill elementary school, where Philando Castile worked before he was killed by police. During a brief rally, participants decorated their cars, then a caravan of 100 vehicles left for the governor's mansion, by way of the Grand Avenue. | Governor Tim Walz had mobilized hundreds of police from across the state to "teach a lesson" to protesters on November 4 who were part of a national day of protest…
www.fightbacknews.org/2020/11/30/minneso…

Iran to give decisive response to Fakhrizadeh terror
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2020-11-30
TEHRAN, Nov. 30 (MNA) — Iranian First Vice President said that the Islamic Republic will respond decisively to the assassination of Mohsen Fakhrizadeh.
en.mehrnews.com/news/166582/Iran-to-give…

Who Needs Zombies When We Have Republicans?
John Feffer | counterpunch.org | 2020-11-30
The 2017 film Bushwick begins like a lot of zombie flicks. An unsuspecting couple is walking through a subway station in the working-class neighborhood of Bushwick in Brooklyn. The station is eerily empty. They hear gunfire outside. The boyfriend goes out to investigate, and you know from the conventions of a zombie film that this…
counterpunch.org/2020/11/30/who-needs-zo…

Consign chemical weapons to history, UN chief urges, honouring victims
news.un.org | 2020-11-30
The United Nations Secretary-General has called for "renewed determination" to eliminate chemical weapons from the world.
news.un.org/feed/view/en/story/2020/11/1…

UN chief calls for greater inclusion of persons with disabilities
news.un.org | 2020-11-30
Achieving a world where all people have equal access to opportunities is a goal worth fighting for, UN Secretary-General António Guterres said on Monday in a speech calling for greater inclusion of persons with disabilities in society, including in COVID-19 response and recovery.
news.un.org/feed/view/en/story/2020/11/1…

"Live Without Dead Time:" Guy Debord's Last Shot
Susan Roberts | counterpunch.org | 2020-11-30
Debord believed that the Left had betrayed the working class in accepting the so called 'post war consensus', which insisted on the 'logic of the market.' By accepting the promise of jobs over power, the Left had failed those they were supposed to represent and condemned them to irreversible enslavement. And not just the working class, for now all of society was caught up in a rampant consumerism from which there was no escape.
counterpunch.org/2020/11/30/live-without…

UN human rights office worried by killings in Indonesian provinces of Papua and West Papua
news.un.org | 2020-11-30
Violence is escalating in the Indonesian provinces of Papua and West Papua, where meaningful and inclusive dialogue is urgently needed to address longstanding economic, social and political grievances, the UN human rights office said on Monday.
news.un.org/feed/view/en/story/2020/11/1…

A four-day working week could be the future in an independent Scotland
The Canary | thecanary.co | 2020-11-30
SNP members have called on Scottish government ministers to instigate a review that could bring about a four-day working week in the event of independence. | A motion at the party's annual conference, this year being held virtually due to the coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic, passed by 1,136 votes to 70. | Contained in the resolution was a call for ministers to review working practices in Scotland, including a possible shift to a shorter working week. | The resolution states: "Conference calls on the Scottish Government to undertake a review into how working practices should be adapted to meet the needs of the fut…
thecanary.co/uk/news/2020/11/30/a-four-d…

Iraqi Kurdistan slams assassination of Iranian scientist
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2020-11-30
TEHRAN, Nov. 30 (MNA) — In a statement, Iraqi Kurdistan condemned the assassination of the Iranian scientist Mohsen Fakhrizadeh, expressing condolences to the Iranian government and nation.
en.mehrnews.com/news/166584/Iraqi-Kurdis…

The Long Roots of Endless War
Daniel Immerwahr | thenation.com | 2020-11-30
The Long Roots of Endless War…
thenation.com/article/culture/united-sta…

Pai Pats Himself on the Back Again to Signal End of His Disastrous FCC Run
commondreams.org | 2020-11-30
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Iranians' progress not to be stopped by terror attacks
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2020-11-30
TEHRAN, Nov. 30 (MNA) — Commander of Islamic Revolution Guard Corps Aerospace Force said that the Iranian nation's movement and progress won't be stopped by terror attacks.
en.mehrnews.com/news/166565/Iranians-pro…

New Delhi accuses OIC of indulging in anti-India propaganda
MEE staff | middleeasteye.net | 2020-11-30
New Delhi accuses OIC of indulging in anti-India propaganda | Indian government issues strong rebuke of Organisation of Islamic Conference following resolutions passed on Kashmir during annual meeting in Niger | MEE staff | Mon, 11/30/2020 – 17: 52 | The OIC is the world's second-largest inter-governmental organisation after the UN, with 57 member states (AFP/File photo) | The Indian government has issued a strong rebuke…
www.middleeasteye.net/news/india-kashmir…

Covid-19: Turkey's Erdogan announces weekend lockdown as cases continue to rise
MEE and agencies | middleeasteye.net | 2020-11-30
Covid-19: Turkey's Erdogan announces weekend lockdown as cases continue to rise | The Turkish president also announces a curfew during weekdays, but some sectors, including supply chain and production, will be exempt from new measures | MEE and agencies | Mon, 11/30/2020 – 17: 43 | Turkey's economic recovery, key to Erdogan's sustained political support, could be threatened by the new wave of the pandemic (R…
www.middleeasteye.net/news/covid-turkey-…

Venezuela Sentences Former Citgo Executives For Corruption
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2020-11-30
Merida – Six former oil executives were sentenced for corruption on Thursday by a Venezuelan court. | They were detained in November 2017 in Caracas on charges of embezzlement, money laundering and conspiracy at state oil company PDVSA's US subsidiary, Citgo. | Attorney General Tarek William Saab stated at the time that the accused had signed contracts without government permission which "jeopardized the country's assets." Refinancing plans with Frontier Group Management and Apollo Global Management allegedly had draconian conditions and offered the company itself as collateral.
popularresistance.org/venezuela-sentence…

Jobs for Women film proves a hit in Perth
Pip Hinman | greenleft.org.au | 2020-11-30
Tickets to Women of Steel, which premiered in Perth on November 26, sold out some two weeks in advance, reports Sam Wainwright.
greenleft.org.au/content/jobs-women-film…

Video: Is it a Staged Pandemic? The RT-PCR Test
Reiner Fuellmich | globalresearch.ca | 2020-11-30
An important guest to get to Dr. Reiner, is with us now and he is in Germany and my understanding is, is actually filing a lawsuit, correct me if I'm wrong, filing a lawsuit over many of the lockdowns …
globalresearch.ca/video-lockdowns-masks-…

XR bought the love, WA police bought the rage
Pip Hinman | greenleft.org.au | 2020-11-30
WA Police brutally attacked senior protesters, among others, at a Extinction Rebellion action to highlight the need to act to stop the growing climate emergency. Petrina Harley reports.
greenleft.org.au/content/xr-bought-love-…

Big Pharma and the search for a vaccine
Eds. | mronline.org | 2020-11-30
A second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic is sweeping across the world with countries reporting record daily case numbers and the World Health Organization (WHO) warning that the death toll could be much higher than during the first wave earlier this year.
mronline.org/2020/11/30/big-pharma-and-t…

Global Research: Help Keep Independent Media Alive
The Global Research Team | globalresearch.ca | 2020-11-30
The situation for independent media has changed significantly over the past year. In the face of large corporations attempting to censor our content and curtail our traffic and revenue, we are still here — largely thanks to you, our core …
globalresearch.ca/global-research-help-k…

Workers from Turkey defend Dr. Scalice against the attacks by Jose Sison and the CPP
wsws.org | 2020-11-30
"Workers from all over the world, we must speak up to show our support for his efforts, especially in countries with a belated capitalist development such as Turkey or the Philippines."
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/11/30/turk…

Moderna Asks Permission to Sell Its Vaccine in the US and EU
telesurenglish.net | 2020-11-30
The pharmaceutical company Moderna on Monday announced it would request authorization to market its COVID-19 vaccine from the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the European Medicines Agency. | RELATED: | Cuba: Researchers Develop 2 New COVID-19 Vaccine Candidates | Regulators will analyze the mRNA vaccine test data and decide if it is safe and effective enough to recommend its implementation. | According to the company, the efficacy analysis of the phase 3 study…
telesurenglish.net/news/Moderna-Asks-Per…

Iraqi elites condemn assassinating Iran's nuke scientist
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2020-11-30
TEHRAN, Nov. 30 (MNA) — A group of Iraqi elites in a statement on Monday strongly condemned the assassination of Iran's prominent nuclear and defense scientist Mohsen Fakhrizadeh.
en.mehrnews.com/news/166588/Iraqi-elites…

180th meeting of the OPEC Conf. kicks off
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2020-11-30
TEHRAN, Nov. 30 (MNA) — The 180th meeting of the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) Conference Kicked off in Vienna on Monday, with an OPEC+ meeting.
en.mehrnews.com/news/166585/180th-meetin…

Iranian scientist assassinated in brazen act of terror: Who is the culprit?
Mazda Majidi | liberationnews.org | 2020-11-30
Fakhrizadeh's assassination is the latest in a long-running U.S./Israeli terror campaign.
liberationnews.org/iranian-scientist-ass…

As pandemic aid ends, California families face brutal new year
Nigel Duara | zcomm.org | 2020-11-30
An estimated 750,000 Californians are set to lose federal unemployment benefits the day after Christmas, and 2.1 million could lose their homes weeks later when a statewide eviction moratorium lifts…
zcomm.org/znetarticle/as-pandemic-aid-en…

Close the Big Tech Revolving Door, 32 Groups Tell Biden
commondreams.org | 2020-11-30
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Jobs for Women film proves a hit in Perth
Pip Hinman | greenleft.org.au | 2020-11-30
Tickets to Women of Steel, which premiered in Perth on November 26, sold out some two weeks in advance, reports Kerry Smith.
greenleft.org.au/content/jobs-women-film…

As COVID Spikes, It's Normal to Feel Helpless. Let's Turn Fear to Activism
Staff | truthout.org | 2020-11-30
I sat by my office window this morning and looked without seeing at the robin's-egg blue house across the street, framed by a distant pine-green hill and the last gray sky of November 2020. Beside me at a tandem desk sat my daughter, headphones on for the Monday morning Zoom meeting with her class. They talked about what their favorite Thanksgiving food was, and she said "cranberry sauce!" with entirely appropriate gusto; she ate half a bog's worth on Thursday and sighed heavily when we ran out.
truthout.org/articles/as-covid-spikes-it…

Egyptian man returns to Australia after jailing in Egypt over Facebook post
MEE and agencies | middleeasteye.net | 2020-11-30
Egyptian man returns to Australia after jailing in Egypt over Facebook post | Waled Youssef was accused of belonging to a banned political group and imprisoned in the notorious Tora prison in Cairo | | MEE and agencies | Mon, 11/30/2020 – 07: 35 | Youssef's return home comes as Egypt continues to three rights activists from the Egyptian Initiative for Personal Rights after meeting with European diplom…
www.middleeasteye.net/news/egypt-egyptia…

Over 80 Organizations Urge Biden to Prioritize Ending U.S. Involvement in Yemen War
commondreams.org | 2020-11-30
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Ecuador: Union for Hope Awaits Decision to Contest Elections
telesurenglish.net | 2020-11-30
Ecuador's Contentious Electoral Tribunal (TCE) partially accepted Sunday a claim against the progressive coalition Union for Hope (UNES), thus delaying again the participation of running mates Andres Arauz- Carlos Rabascall in the presidential elections to be held in February next year. | RELATED: | Ecuador-U.S. Preliminary Trade Deal to Be Signed in December | The legal appeal was filed by citizens Carlos Arboleda and Wilson Freire who argued that the Social Commitment Force (F…
telesurenglish.net/news/Ecuador-Union-fo…

"Live Without Dead Time:" Guy Debord's Last Shot
Susan Roberts | counterpunch.org | 2020-11-30
Debord believed that the Left had betrayed the working class in accepting the so called 'post war consensus', which insisted on the 'logic of the market.' By accepting the promise of jobs over power, the Left had failed those they were supposed to represent and condemned them to irreversible enslavement. And not just the working class, for now all of society was caught up in a rampant consumerism from which there was no escape.
counterpunch.org/2020/11/30/live-without…

A "Fringe Member" of the Jewish Community: How Hasbara Trolls Reacted to My Campus Appearance
Miko Peled | mintpressnews.com | 2020-11-30
Hasbara groups represent a racist, supremacist, and violent ideology. They defend a state that is engaged in the worst type of violence against the Palestinian people, yet they feel that they are in a position to question the motives of organizers, speakers, and activists who call for justice and tolerance.
mintpressnews.com/how-hasbara-trolls-rea…

Has consummate insider Tony Blinken, Biden's nominee for State, learned from his mistakes?>
Sophia Tesfaye | salon.com | 2020-11-30
Blinken backed every failed foreign intervention of the last 25 years. At least there's hope he has evolved…
salon.com/2020/11/30/has-consummate-insi…

The Failure of Common Unity in the Philippine Social Experience
Prof. Ruel F. Pepa | asia-pacificresearch.com | 2020-11-30
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Egypt prosecutor 'temporarily' closes file on Giulio Regeni murder case
MEE staff | middleeasteye.net | 2020-11-30
Egypt prosecutor 'temporarily' closes file on Giulio Regeni murder case | No suspects have been identified in case of slain Italian student who was tortured and killed four years ago, Egyptian prosecutor says | MEE staff | Mon, 11/30/2020 – 19: 31 | Activists of human rights organisation Amnesty International take part in a demonstration in Piazza Castello in Turin on 25 January (AFP/File photo) | Egypt's public prosecuto…
www.middleeasteye.net/news/egypt-giulio-…

COVID-19 control in Iran better than expected
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2020-11-30
TEHRAN, Nov. 30 (MNA) — Health Minister Saeed Namaki has said that the situation of coronavirus containment in the country is better than expected contrary to forecasts, and fortunately, new cases and deaths are declining.
en.mehrnews.com/news/166591/COVID-19-con…

Sri Lankan government orders schools to reopen, threatening thousands with COVID-19
wsws.org | 2020-11-30
In line with its dangerous and irresponsible "new normal" coronavirus policies, the Rajapakse government is sending students and teachers back to school.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/11/30/scho…

Astonishing bird's eye view of Hyrcanian forests
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2020-11-30
GORGAN, Nov. 30 (MNA) — As we are passing through the cold days of mid-Autumn, Hyrcanian forests in Golestan province, northern Iran, reveal part of their impressive beauties in a festival of colors. Hyrcania is the Greek root word for Gorgan.
en.mehrnews.com/photo/166564/Astonishing…

Prevalence of COVID-19-related risk factors and risk of severe influenza outcomes in cancer survivors: A matched cohort study using linked English electronic health records data
Helena Carreira, Helen Strongman, Maria Peppa, Helen I McDonald, Isabel dos-Santos-Silva, Susannah Stanway, Liam Smeeth, Krishnan Bhaskaran | thelancet.com | 2020-11-30
Risks of severe COVID-19 outcomes are likely to be elevated in cancer survivors. This should be taken into account in policies targeted at clinical risk groups, and vaccination for both influenza, and, when available, COVID-19, should be encouraged in cancer survivors.
thelancet.com/journals/eclinm/article/PI…(20)30400-4/fulltext?rss=yes

Verso Books Wins Voluntary Recognition, Joins the Washington-Baltimore NewsGuild
CounterPunch News Service | counterpunch.org | 2020-11-30
NEW YORK, November 30, 2020. On Wednesday, November 25, the workers of Verso Books won voluntary recognition from management to join The Washington-Baltimore NewsGuild (WBNG), a unit of the NewsGuild and the Communications Workers of America. A petition for election was filed simultaneously with the initial request for recognition on November 16. In the coming…
counterpunch.org/2020/11/30/verso-books-…

JCPOA Joint Commission meeting to be held on Dec. 16
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2020-11-30
TEHRAN, Nov. 30 (MNA) — The next meeting of the Joint Commission of the JCPOA will be held in Vienna on December 16.
en.mehrnews.com/news/166577/JCPOA-Joint-…

People's Action Announces New Deep Canvassing Campaign in Georgia to Flip the Senate
commondreams.org | 2020-11-30
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Egyptian man returns to Australia after 10 month imprisonment in Egypt over Facebook post
MEE and agencies | middleeasteye.net | 2020-11-30
Egyptian man returns to Australia after 10 month imprisonment in Egypt over Facebook post | Waled Youssef was accused of belonging to a banned political group and imprisoned in the notorious Tora prison in Cairo | | MEE and agencies | Mon, 11/30/2020 – 07: 35 | Youssef's return home comes as Egypt continues to three rights activists from the Egyptian Initiative for Personal Rights after meeting with E…
www.middleeasteye.net/news/egypt-egyptia…

What Does Coexistence with Large Carnivores Actually Mean?
Greta Anderson | counterpunch.org | 2020-11-30
In Mexican wolf country, ranchers and agencies bandy about the word 'coexistence' as if it means an end to conflict between humans and lobos. If only that were true, and that the playing field were somehow level. Let us review, shall we? Coexistence: 1: to exist together or at the same time 2: to live in peace…
counterpunch.org/2020/11/30/what-does-co…

Firing squads, poison gas, electric chair: Trump moves to expand ways to kill prisoners
Amy Goodman | nationofchange.org | 2020-11-30
"When you give absolute power over life and death to government officials, they can really do what they want."
nationofchange.org/2020/11/30/firing-squ…

New York City schools to reopen amid explosion of coronavirus cases, hospitalizations, deaths
wsws.org | 2020-11-30
Mayor Bill de Blasio's announcement is a warning to the working class in the United States and internationally that even as numerous coronavirus vaccines are nearing completion, workers and youth will continue to be sent into workplaces and schools to needlessly get sick and die.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/11/30/pers…

Wednesday 12/9: Impact of COVID-19 on Refugees & Aid Workers in the Middle East
Commonwealth Club | indybay.org | 2020-11-30
Online via livestream (FREE)…
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/11/28/1883869…

Why did a quarter of a billion workers go on strike in India?
Sameena Rahman | liberationnews.org | 2020-11-30
On Nov. 26, farmers were joined by both public and private sector employees for a nationwide general strike in India in response to anti-labor and anti-farmer policies enacted by the far-right government of Prime Minister Narendra Modi of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP).
liberationnews.org/why-did-a-quarter-of-…

The agony of Saudi activist Loujain al-Hathloul
Peoples Dispatch | peoplesdispatch.org | 2020-11-30
Saudi women's rights activist Loujain al-Hathloul, who has been in jail for over 900 days and faced physical and psychological torture, is now set to be tried in a terrorism court…
peoplesdispatch.org/2020/11/30/the-agony…

Chile: Low Turnout Marks Primary Elections
telesurenglish.net | 2020-11-30
A high rate of voters' abstention and electoral irregularities marked Chile's primary elections for regional governors and mayors held on Sunday. | RELATED: | Chile: Police Quell New Protests Demanding Piñera Step Down | Despite 14 million Chileans were eligible to vote, 95 percent abstained from voting. The Electoral Service (Servel) informed that 147,608 people cast their ballots, of which 130,510 were valid, 10,096 were considered void and 7,002 were left blank. | Having count…
telesurenglish.net/news/Chile-Low-Turnou…

Iran's new envoy submits credentials to Georgian FM
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2020-11-30
TEHRAN, Nov. 30 (MNA) — Iran's new ambassador to Tbilisi Akbar Ghasemi submitted a copy of his credentials to David Zalkaliani Georgian Minister of Foreign Affairs on Monday.
en.mehrnews.com/news/166594/Iran-s-new-e…

The planet cannot begin to heal until we rip the mask off the West's war machine
Jonathan Cook | zcomm.org | 2020-11-30
The role of the imperial project is to use violence as a tool to capture and funnel ever greater wealth — whether it be resources seized in foreign lands or the communal wealth of domestic western populations — into the pockets of the power establishment…
zcomm.org/znetarticle/the-planet-cannot-…

Senior Iraqi cleric condoles Iran Leader on scientist terror
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2020-11-30
TEHRAN, Nov. 30 (MNA) — A top Iraqi Shia cleric, Seyyed Sadrodin Ghapanchi, has offered condolences to the Leader of Islamic Revolution on the martyrdom of a prominent Iranian nuclear scientist.
en.mehrnews.com/news/166549/Senior-Iraqi…

Tamario Smith's Death in SC County Jail – Attorneys Discuss May 10 Death & Lawsuit
John Malkin | indybay.org | 2020-11-30
Interview with Jonathan Gettleman and Elizabeth Caballero, two Santa Cruz attorneys filing a civil rights lawsuit on behalf of Tamario Smith's family.
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/11/28/1883869…

Hope and History
Sylvia Hernández | thenation.com | 2020-11-30
Hope and History…
thenation.com/article/politics/hope-and-…

The Pandemic of Pentagon Spending
William Hartung, Mandy Smithberger | commondreams.org | 2020-11-30
commondreams.org/sites/default/files/sty…

Extinction Rebellion brought the love, WA Police brought the rage
Pip Hinman | greenleft.org.au | 2020-11-30
WA Police brutally attacked senior protesters, among others, at an Extinction Rebellion action highlighting the need to tackle the growing climate emergency. Petrina Harley reports.
greenleft.org.au/content/extinction-rebe…

5G and 'Biohackers': Technology rules! (Is that a good thing?)
Dennis Broe | peoplesworld.org | 2020-11-30
There seems to be no questioning the technological imperative. 5G will, when it is fully operative, increase download speeds such that general mobile phone internet activity will be 20 to 100 times faster, thus, for example, greatly enhancing watching Series TV on the go. 5G will also, its promoters claim, fulfill the promise of both …
peoplesworld.org/article/5g-and-biohacke…

Flight From Reality: Airlines Demanding 'Vaccine Passports' Signals the Death Knell of Democracy
_____ | strategic-culture.org | 2020-11-30
Dozens of airlines are pushing for a system that proves passengers have "complied with health requirements," whether in the form of a test or a future vaccine. And with passengers weary of lockdowns, they just may get their draconian wish. But this is just a sampling of horrors to come as the global elite enact their 'great reset.' | Soon, international travelers may be required to carry an additional passport aside from the one showing their nationality. The big three alliances, Oneworld, Star Alliance and SkyTeam, which represent 58 airlines, are looking to the so-called CommonPass digital health passport syste…
strategic-culture.org/news/2020/11/30/fl…

Russia strongly condemns terrorist attack on Fakhrizadeh
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2020-11-30
TEHRAN, Nov. 30 (MNA) — Russian Foreign Ministry in a statement on Monday condemned the assassination of Iranian prominent nuclear and defense scientist Mohsen Fakhrizadeh.
en.mehrnews.com/news/166586/Russia-stron…

Iran COVID-19 update: 13,321 infections, 371 deaths
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2020-11-30
TEHRAN, Nov. 30 (MNA) — The Iranian Health Ministry has confirmed 13,321 COVID-19 infections and 371 deaths due to the disease in the past 24 hours.
en.mehrnews.com/news/166571/Iran-COVID-1…

2020: The End of "American Thanksgiving"
Chelli Stanley | counterpunch.org | 2020-11-30
When thanks-giving, a day of giving thanks, is directly yet (hush) indirectly associated with betrayal of trust and brutal mass genocide — it's disingenuous at best. It would be wonderful for these two things to be severed as ideas and associations at the soonest possible moment — a day for each, if you will. Let's…
counterpunch.org/2020/11/30/2020-the-end…

Austerity Is Still A Political Choice
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2020-11-30
When Rishi Sunak delivered the spending review earlier this week, the coverage focused predictably on levels of government borrowing. With GDP set to contract by more than 11% in 2020 — the largest fall in three centuries — and unemployment expected to reach 7.5%, government spending is the only thing standing between the UK economy and complete economic meltdown. As a result, we're forecast to see the highest levels of public borrowing since the Second World War. | In this context, Sunak felt the need to balance some new spending pledges…
popularresistance.org/austerity-is-still…

The long, chilling legacies of 'Russiagate' and 'Obamagate'
Staff | therealnews.com | 2020-11-30
For four years, the endlessly dogmatic and conspiratorial presentation of these scandals has obscured clear abuses of power by the Obama administration while intensifying real existential threats.
therealnews.com/the-long-chilling-legaci…

Tuesday 12/8: "The Dreamt Land: Chasing Water and Dust Across California" Book Talk w/ Mark Arax, Author
Commonwealth Club | indybay.org | 2020-11-30
Online via Zoom…
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/11/30/1883872…

Reasons Why the 2020 Presidential Election Is Deeply Puzzling
Patrick Basham | globalresearch.ca | 2020-11-30
To say out-loud that you find the results of the 2020 presidential election odd is to invite derision. You must be a crank or a conspiracy theorist. Mark me down as a crank, then. I am a pollster and I …
globalresearch.ca/reasons-2020-president…

Justice Department Asserts Unreviewable Discretion to Kill US Citizens
Megan Mineiro | globalresearch.ca | 2020-11-30
Drawing alarm at the D.C. Circuit, a lawyer for the United States argued Monday that the government has the power to kill its citizens without judicial oversight when state secrets are involved. | "Do you appreciate how extraordinary that proposition is?" …
globalresearch.ca/justice-department-ass…

FERC Into FREC
Ted Glick | zcomm.org | 2020-11-30
We need a new FREC with a clear, Congressionally mandated mission to give leadership in the urgent, fossil-fuels-to-renewables transition and a FREC leadership that is actually committed to doing that…
zcomm.org/znetarticle/ferc-into-frec/

Facebook versus Citizens
Megan Sherman | globalresearch.ca | 2020-11-30
A wonderfully written recent article on the ethics of Facebook Inc provoked me to think about my own position. It's oft said in defence of the software that Facebook is a forum for progressive public debate, an ideal and desirable …
globalresearch.ca/facebook-versus-citize…

74th Anniversary Of The Oakland General Strike & Lessons For Today With Gifford Hartman
Labor Video Project | indybay.org | 2020-11-30
This is the 74th anniversary of the San Francisco general strike which started on December 1, 1946. Labor historian Gifford Hartman talks about the strike and it's relevance in the United States for today.
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/11/30/1883871…

Iran to determine time, place of response to assassination
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2020-11-30
TEHRAN, Nov. 30 (MNA) — Stating that the punishment of perpetrators of Iranian scientist assassination is definite, Commander of the Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) said that Iran determines the time and place of response.
en.mehrnews.com/news/166572/Iran-to-dete…

As COVID-19 cases soar in Turkey, demands for fresh lockdown gain momentum
Peoples Dispatch | peoplesdispatch.org | 2020-11-30
Turkey has been hit by a second wave of COVID-19 and recorded more new cases on Sunday than Brazil and Russia, standing just behind the US and India…
peoplesdispatch.org/2020/11/30/as-covid-…

Inequality Gone Viral: The Obscene Numbers
Paul Buchheit | commondreams.org | 2020-11-30
Something has to be done to heal the rupture in the sickened body of our nation. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
commondreams.org/views/2020/11/30/inequa…

Burial ceremony of nuclear scientist martyr "Dr. Fakhrizadeh"
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2020-11-30
TEHRAN, Nov. 30 (MNA) — The burial ceremony of Iran's prominent nuclear and defense scientist martyr 'Dr. Mohsen Fakhrizadeh' was held in Imamzadeh Saleh (PBUH) in Tehran on Monday.
en.mehrnews.com/photo/166569/Burial-cere…

'Housing Is Healthcare': Evictions Have Exacerbated Covid-19 Pandemic, Research Shows
Kenny Stancil, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2020-11-30
"This is a time where it's not an overstatement to say that for many people, eviction can lead to death." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
commondreams.org/news/2020/11/30/housing…

Goodbye, Ajit Pai. The Senate Should Reject Nathan Simington and Let the Fcc Get Back To Work
commondreams.org | 2020-11-30
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Pandemic, 'Great Reset' and Resistance
Asoka Bandarage | globalresearch.ca | 2020-11-30
According to the Center for Systems Science at Johns Hopkins University, as of November 29th, there have been 62,150,421 COVID-19 cases, including 1,450,338 deaths. According to the latest ILO reports, as job losses escalate due to lockdowns, nearly half …
globalresearch.ca/pandemic-great-reset-r…

Pubs to stop selling alcohol in Wales as part of new coronavirus restrictions
The Canary | thecanary.co | 2020-11-30
Pubs, bars, restaurants and cafes in Wales will be forced to stop selling alcohol and to shut by 6pm in a new round of restrictions that begin on Friday night ahead of Christmas, first minister Mark Drakeford has said.The new regulations that come into force from 6pm on 4 December will also see cinemas, bowling alleys and other indoor entertainment venues forced to shut their doors until they are reviewed on 17 December.The announcement comes just three weeks after the end of Wales's 17-day firebreak lockdown and amid another rise in coronavirus cases particularly among under-25s in 17 of the country's 22 local a…
thecanary.co/uk/2020/11/30/pubs-to-stop-…

New Study Highlights Alleged Accounting Error Regarding COVID Deaths
Ethan Yang | globalresearch.ca | 2020-11-30
At the time of this writing, the United States currently maintains the highest number of Covid-19 deaths and ranks 11th for the highest deaths per capita. There have been approximately 262,000 recorded Covid-19 deaths in the United States, which is …
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As Thailand continues repression, protesters stand guard against coup
Peoples Dispatch | peoplesdispatch.org | 2020-11-30
Five Thai human rights activists presented themselves before the police on Monday. Meanwhile, over the previous days, protesters held "coup prevention" actions and marched to the barracks of a regiment commanded by the king…
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COVID-19 worsening gender-based violence, trafficking risk, for women and girls
news.un.org | 2020-11-30
With the COVID-19 pandemic heightening the dangers of gender-based violence and human trafficking, action on these two fronts is needed now more than ever, the head of the UN Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) said on Monday.
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The Economy Isn't Working. That's Exactly the Plan
Robert Freeman | commondreams.org | 2020-11-30
Inequality is reaching feudal proportions, where very few own almost everything, and everyone else is crushed under the wheel of engineered destitution. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
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Sierra Club Statement on President-Elect Biden's Nomination of Janet Yellen for Treasury Secretary
commondreams.org | 2020-11-30
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Barbados Commemorates 54 Years of Independence
telesurenglish.net | 2020-11-30
Barbados' Prime Minister Mia Mottley addressed the nation on the occasion of the 54th anniversary of independence from the United Kingdom on Monday, noting her government's effort to tackle the COVID-19 pandemic amid the global economic downturn. | RELATED: | Barbados To Remove Queen Elizabeth II as Head of State | Mottley highlighted the attention the government has paid to people at higher risk from contracting the new coronavirus and pointed out that the country prepared to face "t…
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Monday 11/30: Gen Z and the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA) Webinar
ERA Coalition | indybay.org | 2020-11-30
Online via Zoom…
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US may see 'surge upon surge' of virus in weeks ahead: Fauci
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2020-11-30
TEHRAN, Nov. 30 (MNA) — Dr. Anthony Fauci that the US may see "surge upon a surge" of the coronavirus in the weeks after Thanksgiving, and he does not expect current recommendations around social distancing to be relaxed before Christmas.
en.mehrnews.com/news/166556/US-may-see-s…

Bolivia: Gov't To Implement New Economic Measures
telesurenglish.net | 2020-11-30
Bolivia's government announced last Sunday that it would take a series of economic measures to reactive the economy to tackle the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. | RELATED: | House Arrest for Bolivian Military Officer Accused of Murder | President Luis Arce said via Twitter that his cabinet "will define the new measures to boost the domestic economy from next December." Arce also assured that the government "will optimize expenses and reactivate public investment to generate job…
telesurenglish.net/news/Bolivia-Govt-To-…

One month until 'Brexit': Is the UK looking to seal a Gulf free trade deal?
Paul Cochrane | middleeasteye.net | 2020-11-30
One month until 'Brexit': Is the UK looking to seal a Gulf free trade deal? | With talks with the EU still deadlocked, London is looking to forge closer trading ties with the GCC | Paul Cochrane | Mon, 11/30/2020 – 13: 46 | (L-R) British trade ministers Liz Truss and Ranil Jayawardena meet Saudi ambassador to the UK Khaled bin Bandar bin Sultan and Saudi Commerce Minister Majid Abdullah al-Kassabi in October 2020…
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Land Dispossession and Imperialism Repackaged as 'Feeding the World'
Colin Todhunter | globalresearch.ca | 2020-11-30
The world is fast losing farms and farmers through the concentration of land into the hands of rich and powerful land speculators and agribusiness corporations. Smallholder farmers are being criminalised and even made to disappear when it comes to the …
globalresearch.ca/dispossession-imperial…

Canadians Mobilize to Free Meng Wanzhou
Ken Stone | globalresearch.ca | 2020-11-30
On Tuesday, December 1, 2020, Canadians will take action right across the country to FREE MENG WANZHOU, who will have been under house arrest in Vancouver for two full years on that date. | In brief, the sponsors seek the release …
globalresearch.ca/canadians-mobilize-fre…

Kamala Harris' Prosecutors Sent This Innocent Man to Prison for Murder. Now He's Talking
repost | indybay.org | 2020-11-30
In a New York Times op-ed published in January, University of San Francisco law professor Lara Bazelon described various instances when Harris, either as district attorney or state attorney general, vigorously defended cases in which prosecutors were accused of fabricating testimony or withholding potentially exculpatory evidence–stacking the deck against the accused. | "My issue with [Harris] is the way she characterizes herself and her record. If she were just straightforward, it wouldn't be a problem."–Lara Bazelon…
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By the Numbers: A Scientific Look at the Record-breaking 2020 Hurricane Season
commondreams.org | 2020-11-30
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National Council on Disability says Congress should phase out the AbilityOne Program
Lynda Carson | indybay.org | 2020-11-30
Person In Wheelchair…
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Australia: Coles imposes three-month lockout on 350 warehouse workers
wsws.org | 2020-11-30
The attack by the supermarket chain is aimed at establishing a brutal precedent for other distribution centres and workers' conditions more broadly.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/11/30/cole…

The Rich are Cheering Wall Street's Latest Records. Americans of Modest Means are Draining 401(k)s
Sam Pizzigati | counterpunch.org | 2020-11-30
The all-time record highs that Wall Street has registered this week have given some Americans — the nation's already rich — considerable cause for celebration. And the rest of the nation? Tens of millions of Americans are paying precious little attention to the chirpy tale of Wall Street's ticker. The simple reason: They own no…
counterpunch.org/2020/11/30/the-rich-are…

The Last Few Years Have Spelled a Resounding End to the 'Jewish Vote'
Eric Alterman | thenation.com | 2020-11-30
The Last Few Years Have Spelled a Resounding End to the 'Jewish Vote'…
thenation.com/article/politics/american-…

The Digital 'Iron Curtain' Descends
_____ | strategic-culture.org | 2020-11-30
What is a 'digital Iron Curtain'? It is when Big Digital, as Professor Michael Rectenwald terms these western Tech Goliaths, become 'governmentalities', using a word originally coined by Michel Foucault to refer to the means by which the 'governed' (i.e. 'we the people') assimilate, and reflect outwardly, a mental attitude desired by the élites: "One might point to masking and social distancing as instances of what Foucault meant by his notion of governmentality", Rectenwald suggests. | And what is that desired 'mentality'? It is to embrace the
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US Crisis Gives Yuan a Chance to Beat the Dollar
telesurenglish.net | 2020-11-30
During the year, China's trade surplus with the U.S. and the rest of the world widened in October as the global recovery buoyed demand for made-in-China goods, helping export growth beat market expectations for a seventh straight month. | Experts agree that China is one of the countries that successfully dealt with the pandemic while also showing a healthy economic recovery pace. | RELATED: | China: Key Driver of the Global Economy From Pandemic | Meanwhile, with soaring numbers of de…
telesurenglish.net/news/US-Crisis-Gives-…

The Actual Effects of Enhanced Unemployment Benefits
John Miller | zcomm.org | 2020-11-30
Overwhelming evidence supports quite a different bedtime story–one that calls for far more humane unemployment policies…
zcomm.org/znetarticle/the-actual-effects…

Friedrich Engels: 200 and still going strong
Newsclick | peoplesdispatch.org | 2020-11-30
JNU Associate Professor Dr. Ajay Gudavarthy and Newsclick's Prabir Purkayastha analyze the enduring relevance of Friedrich Engels, and his perspectives in a variety of areas that inform thinking and organizing to this day. They talk about his writings on science and technology, family and property, and trace his influence over the decades.
peoplesdispatch.org/2020/11/30/friedrich…

Firing Squads, Poison Gas, Electric Chair: Trump Moves to Expand Ways to Kill Prisoners
Staff | 18.224.45.15 | 2020-11-30
Sister Helen Prejean, one of the world's best known anti-death-penalty activists, says the spate of federal executions carried out by the Trump administration reflect a "fundamental flaw" in the law, which does not set limits on use of the death penalty. "When you give absolute power over life and death to government officials, they can really do what they want," she says.
18.224.45.15/2020/11/30/trump_admin_fede…

New COVID-19 infections fall globally for first time since September; WHO chief urges 'extreme caution'
news.un.org | 2020-11-30
Last week saw the first global decline in newly reported cases of COVID-19 since September, the head of the UN World Health Organization (WHO) said on Monday, advising that the news, while welcome, must be interpreted with "extreme caution".
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Microsoft's new "Productivity Score" helps employers spy on workers
wsws.org | 2020-11-30
Microsoft has released new software that turns its Office 365 product into a full-fledged workplace surveillance tool, allowing corporations to spy on their workforce in multiple ways.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/11/30/micr…

Ohio Nuclear Power Plant Legislation Assailed by Safe Energy and Environmental Groups
commondreams.org | 2020-11-30
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Taking Shell To Court: Groundbreaking Dutch Climate Litigation Case Begins
commondreams.org | 2020-11-30
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Mousavi terms science,defense power as Iran authority pillars
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2020-11-30
TEHRAN, Nov. 30 (MNA) — Iran Army Chief Commander called science and defense power as two vital factors of Iran's authority that the enemies try to target it through assassinating scientists.
en.mehrnews.com/news/166581/Mousavi-term…

Why Fleetwood Mac's music resonated so deeply in 2020
Annie Zaleski | salon.com | 2020-11-30
The band's ability to find gorgeous, fragile beauty in even dark days is extremely relatable…
salon.com/2020/11/30/fleetwood-mac-dream…

French government orders dissolution of leading Muslim rights group
wsws.org | 2020-11-30
The executive committee of Collectif Contre Islamophobie en France preventively voted to dissolve itself before a government dissolution order came into force.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/11/30/ccif…

'We Will Defend Democracy In Ecuador'
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2020-11-30
In countries like Ecuador, Bolivia, Colombia, and Chile, popular movements have risen to express their discontent and demand a new economic model — only to be met with street violence, government repression, and coup d'etats. | In Ecuador, the rise of authoritarianism can be seen in the actions against the electoral opposition. In August — less than 24 hours after the National Electoral Council (CNE) officially called elections — the governing forces attempted illegally and unconstitutionally to eliminate the Movimiento Fuerza Compromiso Social, list 5 that had sheltered the political force of t…
popularresistance.org/we-will-defend-dem…

Australian Politicians Continue to Misread the Changes in the Nature of Relationships in their Area
James O'Neill | dissidentvoice.org | 2020-11-30
Australia is currently undergoing a wave of shocked realisation that for multiple years in Afghanistan some of its troops behaved outside what we are told is normal behaviour, and killed innocent young men. How could they do such a thing? And all done beyond the sight or knowledge of any soldier of higher rank than …
dissidentvoice.org/2020/11/australian-po…

Silent march against domestic violence
Pip Hinman | greenleft.org.au | 2020-11-30
Janet Parker reports that the 30th annual Silent Domestic Violence Memorial March was held in Perth.
greenleft.org.au/content/silent-march-ag…

XR brought the love, WA police brought the rage
Pip Hinman | greenleft.org.au | 2020-11-30
WA Police brutally attacked senior protesters, among others, at a Extinction Rebellion action to highlight the need to act to stop the growing climate emergency. Petrina Harley reports.
greenleft.org.au/content/xr-brought-love…

Inequality gone viral: The obscene numbers
Paul Buchheit | nationofchange.org | 2020-11-30
Something has to be done to heal the rupture in the sickened body of our nation.
nationofchange.org/2020/11/30/inequality…

Biden's win threatens Macron's project of more independence
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2020-11-30
TEHRAN, Nov. 30 (MNA) — France is going to have a harder time selling "strategic autonomy" without the foil of the Trump administration to drive it.
en.mehrnews.com/news/166575/Biden-s-win-…

Wisconsin Governor Urged to Release Inmates from COVID-19 'Death Sentences'
Arvind Dilawar | progressive.org | 2020-11-30
The number of COVID-19 cases in state prisons has nearly tripled in the last month, intensifying calls for release. The stakes are literally life or death.
progressive.org/covid-19/wisconsin-gover…

2020: The End of "American Thanksgiving"
Chelli Stanley | counterpunch.org | 2020-11-30
When thanks-giving, a day of giving thanks, is directly yet (hush) indirectly associated with betrayal of trust and brutal mass genocide — it's disingenuous at best. It would be wonderful for these two things to be severed as ideas and associations at the soonest possible moment — a day for each, if you will. Let's…
counterpunch.org/2020/11/30/2020-the-end…

France: Citizen Protest Forces Change in 'Global Security Law'
telesurenglish.net | 2020-11-30
Christophe Castaner, the president of the parliamentary group "The Republic on the Move" (LREM), announced that French lawmakers will once again "rewrite" Article 24 of the "Global Security" law. | RELATED: | France: Utter Chaos Over Police Violence & Macron's Security Bill | This announcement was made after a meeting between President Emmanuel Macron, Prime Minister Jean Castex, Gerald Darmanin, and the chairmen of the majority parliamentary groups, as reported by Huffington Po…
telesurenglish.net/news/France-Citizen-P…

Houseless families forcibly evicted in El Sereno on Thanksgiving eve
Cristian Alcarez | liberationnews.org | 2020-11-30
On Thanksgiving eve, California Highway Patrol evicted houseless families and arrested dozens in El Sereno. The CHP acted after organizers and community members tried to reclaim vacant, publicly owned houses. Unhoused families, which included children as young as three-months-old and adults as old as 70, were left nowhere to go and with no protections amidst …
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Saturday 12/12: Newcastle: People's 9th Blockade of the Worlds Largest Coal Port
Extinction Rebellion Newcastle Australia | indybay.org | 2020-11-30
Horseshoe Beach, Muloobinba (aka Newcastle)…
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Cleveland-Heights University Heights School District threatens to halt health care benefits if teachers strike
wsws.org | 2020-11-30
A school district just outside of Cleveland, Ohio is threatening to cut healthcare payments to 500 teachers amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/11/30/clev…

Metamorphosis in the Slaughterhouse to be screened at Salerno
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2020-11-30
TEHRAN, Nov. 30 (MNA) — Iranian film 'Metamorphosis in the Slaughterhouse' directed by Javad Daraei will be shown at the 74th edition of the Festival Internazionale del Cinema di Salerno in Italy.
en.mehrnews.com/news/166563/Metamorphosi…

Ethiopian Government Says Mekelle Has Been Retaken by Federal Forces
Abayomi Azikiwe | globalresearch.ca | 2020-11-30
On November 4, the Ethiopian National Defense Forces (ENDF) came under attack by the provincial government in the northern Tigray region. | Reports indicate that numerous ENDF personnel were killed while the Tigray People's Liberation Front (TPLF) local leadership declared that …
globalresearch.ca/ethiopian-government-s…

Is 2020 a Watershed?
James Haught | counterpunch.org | 2020-11-30
Maybe 2020 is a turning point — one that won't be clearly visible until the future. Maybe it marks the end of the four-decade epoch when the white evangelical "religious right" had enough power to tip American elections to the GOP. White evangelicals fought fiercely for Republicans this year. They gave about 80 percent of…
counterpunch.org/2020/11/30/is-2020-a-wa…

German Green Party sets course for government based on promoting militarism and war
wsws.org | 2020-11-30
The party made clear that a future Green federal government and/or Green chancellor would continue and expand the right-wing militaristic policies espoused by the current CDU-SPD grand coalition.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/11/30/gree…

Private sector and Conservative Party cronies reap over £17 billion in government contracts during pandemic
wsws.org | 2020-11-30
At least 15 companies handed contracts without tendering or oversight had connections to the Conservative government in what is being described as a "chumocracy".
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/11/30/prof…

Despite strikes and protests over coronavirus, schools and day-care centres remain open in Germany
wsws.org | 2020-11-30
Last week's Coronavirus Summit, attended by Chancellor Angela Merkel along with the 16 heads of the state governments, demonstrated one thing: businesses, schools and day-care centres are to be kept open no matter what.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/11/30/scho…

Trump and his allies won't drop claims of stolen election — because they're cashing in
Amanda Marcotte | salon.com | 2020-11-30
Trump will leave office on Jan. 20 — but in the meantime, right-wing grifters make bank by pretending otherwise…
salon.com/2020/11/30/trump-and-his-allie…

Rapid Intensification and Number of Storms Make 2020 a Record Hurricane Season
Astrid Caldas | commondreams.org | 2020-11-30
Only by keeping the worst of climate change at bay will we also limit the wrath of hurricanes, saving lives, property, and resources. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
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Russia Returns to Africa: Cooperation, Geopolitical Influence, Russian Investment and Exports
Kester Kenn Klomegah | globalresearch.ca | 2020-11-30
On November 23, Russian Senators, Academicians, Researchers and Experts gathered to discuss the export of non-commodities to Africa at the interactive webinar, organized by Federation Council of Russia, Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Russia, and Business Russia Association. | According …
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Nakhchivan condemns Iranian scientist's assassination
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2020-11-30
TEHRAN, Nov. 30 (MNA) — Officials from the Nakhchivan Autonomous Republic have deplored a terrorist attack, which led to the martyrdom of top Iranian physicist, Mohsen Fakhrizadeh.
en.mehrnews.com/news/166568/Nakhchivan-c…

How Monopolies Have Taken Over Our Everyday Lives
Bryce Covert | thenation.com | 2020-11-30
How Monopolies Have Taken Over Our Everyday Lives…
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Police officer placed on leave after hitting bystander on video
Andrew Emett | nationofchange.org | 2020-11-30
Livestreaming a video of an arrest where a police officer's use of force leads to his arrest.
nationofchange.org/2020/11/30/police-off…

74th Anniversary Of The Oakland General Strike & Lessons For Today With Gifford Hartman
Labor Video Project | indybay.org | 2020-11-30
This is the 74th anniversary of the Oakland general strike which started on December 1, 1946. Labor historian Gifford Hartman talks about the strike and it's relevance in the United States for today.
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Enemies sought to assassinate Fakhrizadeh for 20 yrs
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2020-11-30
TEHRAN, Nov. 30 (MNA) — Secretary of Supreme National Security Council (SNSC) said that enemies had sought to assassinate scientist Mohsen Fakhrizadeh for the past 20 years.
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Utopia and the cartoonishness of "conspiracy theories"
wsws.org | 2020-11-30
The world is not shaped by the hidden machinations of elites, but by social development, the development of the class struggle.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/11/30/utop…

Is 2020 a Watershed?
James Haught | counterpunch.org | 2020-11-30
Maybe 2020 is a turning point — one that won't be clearly visible until the future. Maybe it marks the end of the four-decade epoch when the white evangelical "religious right" had enough power to tip American elections to the GOP. White evangelicals fought fiercely for Republicans this year. They gave about 80 percent of…
counterpunch.org/2020/11/30/is-2020-a-wa…

Five Scientists in 10 Years: Iran's Nuclear Physicists Are Top Targets for Assassins
Sheren Khalel | globalresearch.ca | 2020-11-30
To be a nuclear scientist in Iran is to be in danger. During the past decade, up to this week, at least four had been killed in vehicle bombings and shootouts, and several others have been targeted but survived. | On …
globalresearch.ca/five-scientists-10-yea…

Cashing in on coronavirus? Georgia Sen. Perdue's stock trades raise suspicions
Brian Slodysko, Richard Lardner | peoplesworld.org | 2020-11-30
WASHINGTON (AP)–As the ravages of the novel coronavirus forced millions of people out of work, shuttered businesses, and shrank the value of retirement accounts, the Dow Jones Industrial Average plunged to a three-year low. But for Sen. David Perdue, a Georgia Republican, the crisis last March signaled something else: a stock buying opportunity. And for the second …
peoplesworld.org/article/cashing-in-on-c…

Silence in face of terrorist acts threatening peace in region
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2020-11-30
TEHRAN, Nov. 30 (MNA) — Iranian Parliament Speaker Mohammad Bagher Ghalibaf in a message to the UN Secretary General António Guterres on Monday said that silence in the face of terrorist acts threatens peace and security in the region.
en.mehrnews.com/news/166589/Silence-in-f…

FROM THE FIELD: Answering the call for help in Thailand
news.un.org | 2020-11-30
Violence against women and girls at home affects millions globally. The problem is particularly pervasive as it occurs in a space women and girls should feel most secure.
news.un.org/feed/view/en/story/2020/11/1…

Egyptian man returns to Australia after jailing in Egypt over Facebook post
MEE and agencies | middleeasteye.net | 2020-11-30
Egyptian man returns to Australia after jailing in Egypt over Facebook post | Waled Youssef was accused of belonging to a banned political group and imprisoned in the notorious Tora prison in Cairo | | MEE and agencies | Mon, 11/30/2020 – 07: 35 | Youssef's return home comes as Egypt continues to imprison rights activists from the Egyptian Initiative for Personal Rights after meeting with European dip…
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Iranian students strongly condemn Fakhrizadeh terror
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2020-11-30
HAMADAN, Nov. 30 (MNA) — A student rally condemning the assassination of Martyr Fakhrizadeh was held on Monday at Hamadan University of Medical Sciences.
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Trump Races to Kill Lisa Montgomery In First Federal Execution of a Woman in Almost 70 Years
Staff | 18.224.45.15 | 2020-11-30
We look at one of the most shocking cases in the slew of federal executions the Trump administration has scheduled in its final months: Lisa Montgomery, who was convicted in 2007 for a gruesome murder of a pregnant woman, is set be the first woman to be executed by the federal government in 70 years if her January 12 execution goes forward. Advocates say Montgomery suffers from mental illnesses caused by a life of abuse and sexual assault, and that she deserves clemency. "She is profoundly mentally ill," Cornell law professor Sandra Babcock says. "Why the rush to execute someone like Lisa Montgomery among all of…
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Russia says scientist assassination aimed at inciting Iran
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2020-11-30
TEHRAN, Nov. 30 (MNA) — Stating that Russia condemns the Iranian scientist terror attack, Chairman of the Russian Duma's Foreign Affairs Committee said that the assassination is aimed at inciting Iran.
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33 Groups Urge Biden to Hold Big Tech Accountable and Keep Industry Allies Out of His Administration
Jessica Corbett, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2020-11-30
"We believe that eliminating the decades-old revolving door between Silicon Valley and your administration will only help your cause." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
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