Daily Archives: November 1, 2020

2020-11-01: News Headlines

WSWS (2020-11-02). Months of unpaid wages spark strikes by delivery drivers across China. wsws.org To maintain or boost profits amid the COVID-19 pandemic, the big express delivery companies have lowered prices, shifting the burden onto local courier stations and exploiting delivery workers ever more harshly.

WSWS (2020-11-02). Union suppresses Albany, New York nurses' fight for coronavirus protections. wsws.org For two years, the New York State Nurses Association has allowed its members to work without a contract while opposing a genuine fight for the minimum safety measures needed to protect nurses against infection.

WSWS (2020-11-02). Who bears responsibility for the Canadian ruling elite's catastrophic handling of the COVID-19 pandemic? wsws.org By systematically prioritizing corporate profit and investor wealth over human lives, Canada's governments have created conditions for a second wave of COVID-19 infections and deaths even bigger than the first.

WSWS (2020-11-02). "The WSWS has not only commented on the struggles of the working class it has been an active participant in them" wsws.org In the vast archive of the WSWS, the working class will find the most critical lessons from the history of the global class struggle and an international socialist perspective needed to conduct its fight against world capitalism today.

WSWS (2020-11-02). The role of the World Socialist Web Site in educating a new generation of revolutionaries. wsws.org Young people looking for answers to all of the pressing questions of today are coming to find that there is no greater resource than the WSWS.

WSWS (2020-11-02). This week in history: November 2-8. wsws.org 25 years ago: Israeli prime minister assassinated On November 4, 1995, Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin was assassinated by a right-wing Jewish fanatic, revealing the depths of the social and political crisis of the Zionist state.

WSWS (2020-11-02). Right-wing propagandists in Germany promote "herd immunity" wsws.org The deadly policies of the German government, sending workers back into workplaces and pupils into schools in the midst of the pandemic, are accompanied by a reactionary propaganda campaign by politicians and the media.

Peoples Dispatch (2020-11-01). US Elections: Neither party is offering anything, not even to their own base. peoplesdispatch.org Eugene Puryear from Breakthrough News spoke to Peoples Dispatch about crucial factors that will play a major role in the upcoming elections, but are not being sufficiently highlighted by the mainstream media.

Roger D. Harris (2020-11-01). Left-Democrats Abandon Struggle for the Working Class to the Right. dissidentvoice.org All indications are that Joe Biden is heading for a landslide win. Losers will be Trump and those Republicans who have not already defected to the Democrat's big tent. Collateral damage, however, may be the progressive cause. Some leftists have advocated temporarily subordinating an independent working-class alternative to campaign for the leading neoliberal candidate. For …

Nauman Sadiq (2020-11-01). 'Renminbi Diplomacy': How China Bought the US Government? globalresearch.ca In an

Dr. Pascal Sacré (2020-11-01). What is COVID-19? Seven Key Points for Understanding SARS-CoV-2 and Testing. globalresearch.ca Introduction | COVID-19 appeared in Europe and the Americas in 2020, following the emergence of a new virus from China in 2019. | This new virus belongs to the well-known family of coronaviruses that has already produced two particularly severe epidemics in …

The Canary (2020-11-01). England's national lockdown could be extended, Cabinet minister admits. thecanary.co England's four-week national lockdown could be extended beyond December 2 if coronavirus (Covid-19) infection rates do not significantly fall, a Cabinet minister has admitted.More to come?: Michael Gove said he believed the restrictions announced by Boris Johnson would bring down the R value, but warned that people may have to stay at home for longer if not.Pubs, bars, restaurants, and non-essential retail will close from 5 November for four weeks across England, with furlough payments at 80% extended for the duration of the new measures.People will be allowed to exercise and socialise in public spaces out…

Mehr News Agency (2020-11-01). Risk of US election aftermath violence can't be discounted. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Nov. 01 (MNA) — Political scientist says American society is heavily armed and gun sales have skyrocketed in recent weeks, so the possibility of violence in the aftermath of US election can not be discounted.

Mehr News Agency (2020-11-01). Large-scale protests after US election possible: Hunter. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Nov. 01 (MNA) — Stating that the likelihood of large scale protests after US election is more than any of previous years, Shireen Hunter said that it reflects the deepening of many divisions, economic, culture, and racial in the US.

Mehr News Agency (2020-11-01). Audacity towards sanctities is violation of human dignity. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Nov. 01 (MNA) — In a reaction to the statements of French President Emmanuel Macron, First Deputy Speaker of the Iranian Parliament said that rudeness towards sanctities is clear violation of dignity of all human beings.

South Front (2020-11-01). Video: Azerbaijani Troops Are at the Gates of the Capital of Nagorno-Karabakh Republic. globalresearch.ca The Nagorno-Karabakh war has apparently been developing in the favor of the Turkish-Azerbaijani bloc. On the evening of October 29, the Armenian side confirmed that Azerbaijani troops have almost reached the second largest town in Nagorno-Karabakh — Shusha, which is …

_____ (2020-11-01). FBI Raids Neo-Nazi Camp In Michigan. popularresistance.org On Thursday, with five days remaining before the US election, the FBI conducted two additional raids in Michigan and arrested Justen Watkins and Alfred Gorman, leaders of a neo-Nazi group called The Base. Watkins was arrested when agents raided a farm in the town of Bad Axe, in the Michigan "thumb," which members of The Base used as a training grounds and "hate camp." Gorman was arrested in the Detroit suburb of Taylor. | The two neo-Nazis, aged 25 and 35 respectively, are charged with threatening to murder a left-wing blogger in late 2019, though the timing of the raids indicates the FBI believed The Base's trai…

Kolina Koltai (2020-11-01). How to Be a Good Digital Citizen During the Election—And Its Aftermath. commondreams.org People spreading disinformation may be trying to sway the election one way or the other or simply undermine confidence in the election and American democracy in general. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Jessica Corbett, staff writer (2020-11-01). "No, Mr. President," Sanders Says Before Election Day, "You're Not Standing Up for Working Families" commondreams.org The senator slammed the Trump administration for giving more than $425 billion in contracts to companies that have shipped jobs overseas. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

_____ (2020-11-01). Two Latin American Peoples' Victories for Equality and Sovereignty. strategic-culture.org Ron RIDENOUR | Chileans and Bolivians are turning the tide away from coup governments imposed on them by right-wing national militarists and the US State Department / CIA. | Within the past week, we have witnessed an overwhelming Chilean victory to rewrite the constitution forced upon them by General Augusto Pinochet, in 1980, and Bolivia's Supreme Electoral Tribunal confirmation that former President Evo Morales' political party, Movement for Socialism (MAS), The new Bolivian pres…

Dharna Noor (2020-11-01). The Most Important Climate Ballot Initiatives to Watch on Election Day. zcomm.org This election is full of existential choices from President to crucial races for the Senate and House. There are also a number of important state and local ballot initiatives and referendums that will influence our ability to preserve the biosphere…

Steven Hill (2020-11-01). Can Facebook Be Used to Steal an Election? zcomm.org How to rein in Facebook and social media platforms…

Leanna First-Arai (2020-11-01). Youth Activists Are Transforming the Election by Leading Protesters to the Polls. zcomm.org Millennials, along with Gen Z — which together make up 37 percent of the electorate — are translating protest turnout to the polls…

MoveOn (2020-11-01). Sunday 11/1: Your Vote is Power in Action 2020 Election Livestream w/ MoveOn. indybay.org Online via livestream…

NAACP (2020-11-01). Wednesday 11/4: NAACP Election 2020 Special Coverage Town Hall (Day 2). indybay.org Virtual Town Hall…

Martha Hubert (2020-11-01). Wednesday 11/4: SFPD Election Protection. indybay.org SFPD, 630 Valencia @ 17th Street…

Common Cause (2020-11-01). Wednesday 11/4: 2020 Election & Protecting Democracy After We Vote w/ Common Cause. indybay.org Online via Zoom…

Tomasz Konicz (2020-11-01). USA under Trump: Back to Pinochet. indybay.org Only "political theater" is being staged to give Trump a "law and order" image in the election campaign. The president wants to make political capital out of the escalation, warned Governor Brown according to the news magazine Newsweek.

NAACP (2020-11-01). Tuesday 11/3: NAACP Election 2020 Special Coverage (Day 1). indybay.org Onlive via livestream…

KPFA Saturday Evening News (2020-11-01). Green Party's Howie Hawkins on Opposing US Militarism and Protecting the Vote. indybay.org Green Party presidential candidate Howie Hawkins on opposing US wars and militarism and protecting the vote.

Peoples Dispatch (2020-11-01). Hungarian left condemns installation of George H.W. Bush statue in Budapest. peoplesdispatch.org The Workers' Party of Hungary 2006 – European Left also criticized the comments made by prime minister Viktor Orban during the ceremony. He termed the Soviet War Memorial in Budapest as an occupation monument…

Mehr News Agency (2020-11-01). Air Force to conduct war game in C Iran. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Nov. 01 (MNA) — The Islamic Republic of Iran's Air Force will start the final phase of a military drill on Monday in Isfahan province.

Maxximilian Seijo (2020-11-01). What if Everyone on Campus Understood Money?: A Response to Chronicle of Higher Ed Columnist Allison Vaillancourt. mronline.org Let's give credit where it's due: After experiencing decades of neoliberal austerity and serving for nearly as long as pawns in tiresome culture wars, public higher education workers know all too well how the money works on our campuses and in our states. Students and alumni are the major sources of revenue; graduate workers and …

Prof Michel Chossudovsky (2020-11-01). The Covid-19 Roadmap: Towards Global Economic Chaos and Societal Destruction. globalresearch.ca Minor Edits on October 16, 2020. First published on October 6, 2020 | It is now confirmed that the Reverse Transcription-Polymerase Chain Reaction Test (RT-PCR) used to estimate COVID-19 positive cases is questionable. It cannot detect or identify the virus. What …

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (2020-11-01). 'Let This Moment Radicalize You'. zcomm.org These moments aren't about ignoring your fear. It's about turning that fear into the fuel propelling us forward…

His Excellency Carlo Maria Viganà≤ (2020-11-01). Archbishop Viganà≤: Open Letter to Donald Trump, Warns About 'Great Reset' Plot to 'Subdue Humanity,' Destroy Freedom. globalresearch.ca His Excellency, Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganà≤, has written yet another open letter to President Donald J. Trump. Read it in its entirety below. It is available in PDF by

Mehr News Agency (2020-11-01). Bolivian new Gov. keen on reviving relations with Iran. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Nov. 01 (MNA) — The Bolivian President-elect said that the new government will reactivate the bilateral relations and cooperation with Iran that were stagnant during the Bolivian interim government.

Ricardo Vaz (2020-11-01). Operation Gedeon: US Officials Allegedly Encouraged Coup Plot. venezuelanalysis.com Former Green Beret Jordan Goudreau filed a lawsuit which shed more light into the botched paramilitary invasion.

Caleb Granger (2020-11-01). Nigerians in Texas decry Lekki Massacre, demand end to police brutality. liberationnews.org From Houston to Lagos, the working class is demanding an end to the violence perpetrated against them by the police on behalf of the ruling class.

sputniknews (2020-11-01). Video Allegedly Showing Destruction of Armenian Trucks Carrying Ammo Shared by Azerbaijani Military. sputniknews.com Azerbaijan and Armenia have been locked in an intense conflict for over a month after the two sides accused each other of breaching the armistice existing in the breakaway Nagorno-Karabakh republic. Despite efforts to restore the truce, the two sides continue to exchange fire.

sputniknews (2020-11-01). Berlin Pub Blacklists Chancellor Angela Merkel for Poor Coronavirus Response. sputniknews.com Germany announced a month-long lockdown earlier this week. The quarantine, that will start on Monday, 2 November, stipulates the cancellation of all mass events and the closure of bars and restaurants except for takeaways.

RT (2020-11-01). England's November lockdown to be extended throughout December if infection rate doesn't go down, Gove confirms. rt.com UK Cabinet Office Minister Michael Gove has said that the government is ready to extend the lockdown in England throughout December if the coronavirus continues to surge. All decisions will be based on "evidence," he stated. | Gove told Sky News' Sophy Ridge that the government had hoped that a system of regional lockdown "could succeed" in curbing the surge in Covid-19 but, "unfortunately, over the course of the last two weeks the virus has been spreading faster than predicted." | The planned second lockdown across England would last from November 5 to December 2, if the MPs approve the proposal by Prime Mini…

Colin Todhunter (2020-11-01). Class Consciousness in the Age of COVID. dissidentvoice.org Prior to the appearance of COVID-related restrictions and lockdowns, neoliberal capitalism had turned to various mechanisms in the face of economic stagnation and massive inequalities: the raiding of public budgets, the expansion of credit to consumers and governments to sustain spending and consumption, financial speculation and militarism. Part and parcel of this has been a strategy …

RT (2020-11-01). Some good news: Australia records zero Covid cases for first time in nearly five months. rt.com As European nations rush headlong into lockdowns and several countries post record case numbers, it's not all doom and gloom on the Covid front; Australia has reported no new community infections for the first time since June. | The development paves the way for a further easing of harsh lockdown restrictions that have been in place in the country, particularly in the state of Victoria, which accounts for the vast majority of Australia's 907 deaths related to the disease. | Sunday saw Australia record no new daily infections for the first time since June 9. "Thank you to all of our amazing health & public heal…

Jeff Bryant (2020-11-01). Bad Leadership Is Plunging Public Schools Into a Crisis. commondreams.org Covid-19 exposed how important teachers are to students and families—it's a shame that school leaders still won't listen to them. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Mehr News Agency (2020-11-01). Iran registers 7,719 COVID-19 cases in 24 hours. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Nov. 01 (MNA) — The Iranian Health Ministry has confirmed 7,719 COVID-19 infections and 434 deaths due to the disease in the past 24 hours.

RT (2020-11-01). No beer for the Chancellor: Iconic Berlin political pub blacklists Merkel and cronies for ordering new lockdown. rt.com The German officials behind the country's month-long partial lockdown, during which all restaurants will be closed, are no longer welcome at the 'Standige Vertretung,' an iconic Berlin pub catering to the political class. | The owners of the pub voiced their anger over the decision to partially shut down the German economy to slow down the spread of Covid-19. In a video

Prof Michel Chossudovsky (2020-11-01). The Covid-19 Numbers Game: The "Second Wave" is Based on Fake Statistics. globalresearch.ca "Red zones", travel bans, quarantines, "red lists". A "Second Wave". Millions of people are lining up for Covid-19 testing. The "Numbers Game". How statistics and "estimates" are used by politicians to justify the closure of the national economy and the derogation of fundamental civil rights.

Kairos Center, Poor People's Campaign (2020-11-01). Sunday 11/1: Dia de los Muertos & All Saints Day: The Lives Lost to Pandemics of COVID, Poverty, Racism. indybay.org Online via livestream…

news.un (2020-11-01). First Person: supporting migrants on the COVID-19 frontline in Myanmar. news.un.org One of the far-reaching effects of the global lockdown brought on the COVID-19 pandemic has been the return of migrant workers to their home countries. The UN gender agency, UN Women has been supporting the authorities in Myanmar, under the EU—UN funded Spotlight Initiative, to provide for the needs of women.

RT (2020-11-01). Late actor Sean Connery embroiled in ANOTHER liberal controversy after Trump tweets story claiming iconic Scot 'helped' him. rt.com President Trump tweeted his condolences for Sean Connery's family, saying he was "a tough character" who'd once helped him secure property planning in Scotland. But it only reignited the woke bashing of the "wife-beating" star. | "The legendary actor, 007 Sean Connery, has past [sic] on to even greener fairways," Trump tweeted on Sunday, a day after the actor's death at 90. | "He was quite a guy, and a tough character. I was having a very hard time getting approvals for a big development in Scotland when Sean stepped in and shouted, 'Let him build the damn thing,'" the president continued. | He said Connery's…

_____ (2020-11-01). Macron Is No T. E. Lawrence, but It Is Still the Arab World Which Can Save Him in Lebanon. strategic-culture.org An inferiority complex linked to Lebanon's colonial past is responsible for Macron failing in Lebanon. But maybe his racist rant about Islam might fix that. | Is there no end to Emmanual Macron's gaffes in the Muslim world? It almost feels as though they roll in on a weekly basis and have given journalists a new Trump-like subject to busy them, distracted away of course from the more serious subjects of the day. | But attacking Islam is no joke. And one has to wonder whether the sanity of Macron is all there, a point made by the Turkish President recently when he suggested the French President was losing his mind…

_____ (2020-11-01). Greenwald's Intercept Resignation Exposes The Rot In All Mass Media. strategic-culture.org Caitlin JOHNSTONE | Journalist Glenn Greenwald has made major waves throughout mainstream and alternative media by Greenwald says he resigned because Intercept editors refused to let him publish

Tracy Keeling (2020-11-01). New report reveals a shocking fact about the UK's role in the climate crisis. thecanary.co A Amid the cl…

RT (2020-11-01). Canadian opposition aghast as Trudeau responds to violence over Mohammed cartoons by saying freedom of expression must have LIMITS. rt.com Canadian opposition party leader Erin O'Toole was appalled by Justin Trudeau's tepid support for "free speech" in the face of Islamist attacks over Mohammed cartoons, saying the prime minister is undermining a pillar of democracy. | "It is very disturbing when the prime minister sends the signal that he is not protecting freedom of expression," O'Toole It is one of the pillars of our democracy, and without it, we slide into ignorance. | O'Toole's rebuke came one day after Trudeau res…

RT (2020-11-01). Major fire at Istanbul hospital sends plume of black smoke into the sky (VIDEOS). rt.com A fire broke out at the Istanbul University's Medical Facility Hospital on Sunday, triggering a major response from the city's firefighters. Thankfully, the blaze occurred in a building that is not currently in use. | Istanbul residents were disturbed on Sunday by the sight of a big plume of black smoke rising from the Fatih district. It emanated from a huge fire that was engulfing a building under construction, owned by the Medical Faculty Hospital of the Istanbul University. | àáapa tƒ±p fakàºltesi veya yan kƒ±smƒ± yanƒ±yor üò&ne…

RT (2020-11-01). 'Very excited' astronomers discover activity on rare CENTAUR hybrid of comet and asteroid. rt.com A team of "very excited" astronomers have discovered activity around a rare type of space object that's rocky like an asteroid but also clouded in dust and gas, like a comet. | These unusual celestial bodies are known as Centaurs, like the half-man and half-horse creature from Greek mythology. They are actually minor planets and originated way out in the icy Kuiper Belt, on the edge of our solar system. | The objects are incredibly rare — in fact, despite astronomers relentlessly scanning the skies, only 18 active Centaurs have been discovered since 1927. They are also immensely difficult to observe becau…

RT (2020-11-01). At least 2 dead, 5 injured after man in 'medieval clothes' goes on stabbing spree in Quebec. rt.com At least two people were killed and five more wounded in a stabbing attack in Quebec, Canada on early Sunday morning. Police have arrested the suspect. | The attack took place near the regional parliament building. Police said the assailant was armed with a bladed weapon and dressed in "medieval clothes." | According to local media, at least two people were killed, while five more were hospitalized. | After a brief manhunt, the suspect was arrested at around 1am local time. The police have yet to provide any details about his identity or possible motive. | Le suspect a été arrêté. Deux décès sont confirmés. Pl…

RT (2020-11-01). Schoolboy in Russia's Far East stumbles on remains of gigantic DINOSAUR that roamed oceans 250 million years ago (PHOTOS). rt.com A young boy in Russia's Far East has discovered the fossil of a prehistoric marine reptile — ichthyosaur — which is considered to be among the largest animals to ever have lived on Earth. | The fossilized remains were "I love dinosaurs a lot, and have always dreamed of finding the bones of a…

Azhar Al-Rubaie (2020-11-01). Baghdad's Tahrir Square reopens as anti-government protest camp cleared. middleeasteye.net Baghdad's Tahrir Square reopens as anti-government protest camp cleared | Demonstrators vow to continue their struggle as security forces clear way for traffic for first time in a year | Sun, 11/01/2020 – 10: 00 | Protesters' encampments are dismantled as Baghdad's central Tahrir Square reopens on 31 October 2020 (AFP) | Less than a week after demonstrations were renewed in Baghdad against Ir…

RT (2020-11-01). Scientists discover 'devastating' NEW genetic disease that's killed 40% of known patients by attacking lungs and immune system. rt.com The new condition, which is caused by genetic mutations, has shown a particularly high death rate, as patients were not responding to any currently available treatments, the researchers said. | The disease — 'vacuoles, E1 enzyme, X-linked, autoinflammatory and somatic syndrome' — has been dubbed VEXAS. It causes symptoms that include blood clots in veins, recurrent fevers, abnormalities in the lungs, and vacuoles — unusual cavity-like structures — in the myeloid cells, which play a crucial part in the human immune system. | Researchers at the US National Institutes of Health (NIH) came acro…

Robert Hunziker (2020-11-01). Dumping Fukushima's Water into the Ocean. counterpunch.org For nearly a decade the crippled Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant has been streaming radioactive water into the Pacific Ocean. As it happens, TEPCO (Tokyo Electric Power Co.) struggles to control it. Yet, the bulk of the radioactive water is stored in more than 1,000 water tanks. Assuredly, Japan's government has made an informal decision

Max Binder (2020-11-01). Rhode Island's housing crisis requires rent cancellation — nothing less. liberationnews.org As many as 44,000 to 62,000 Rhode Island households representing as many as 100,000 to 143,000 residents may currently be at risk of eviction, according to research by HousingWorks RI.

Dr. Binoy Kampmark (2020-11-01). Factionalising Antisemitism: The British Labour Party Suspends Jeremy Corbyn. globalresearch.ca Whatever stance taken by followers of the British Labour Party on the subject of antisemitism within its ranks, the suspension of Jeremy Corbyn must be seen as an exercise of muscle on the part of Sir Keir Starmer. Since coming …

Dave Lindorff (2020-11-01). It May Not Be Sunny in Philadelphia, But the Town's Not Burning Either. zcomm.org Most of the national reporting was more deliberately inflammatory and even frightening, reminiscent of the coverage of the major unrest in Portland, New York and other cities that followed the Floyd killing…

_____ (2020-11-01). Teacher's Viral Arrest Helped Stop Evictions. popularresistance.org Sophia Lukatya is a Chicago Public Schools teacher. She organizes with the Chicago Teachers Union and is a member of Democratic Socialists of America. During the Lift The Ban Coalition's protests in Daley Plaza this August, Lukatya was one of a dozen housing activists who were arrested in the week-long occupation. Positive press from the event—including a viral video of Lukatya and fellow DSA member Shannon Pilz—contributed to Governor Pritzker's decision to extend the eviction moratorium.

Editor (2020-11-01). On Contact: Taibbi and Hedges on the Media Landscape. scheerpost.com On Chris Hedges' RT show, On Contact, the host speaks with journalist and author Matt Taibbi about the rapidly disintegrating media landscape and its consequences. |

Mehr News Agency (2020-11-01). US imposition of cruel sanctions on Iran, 'a failed policy'. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Nov. 01 (MNA) — Chairman of Iran-Russia Parliamentary Friendship Group said that the US imposition of sanctions against Islamic Republic of Iran is a failed policy.

Mehr News Agency (2020-11-01). At least two dead in Quebec stabbing. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Nov. 01 (MNA) — At least two people have reportedly been stabbed to death in the Canadian city of Quebec.

Mehr News Agency (2020-11-01). VIDEO: Typhoon Goni hits Philippines. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Nov. 01 (MNA) — Typhoon Goni has hit the Philippines, forcing authorities to evacuate some regions.

Mehr News Agency (2020-11-01). Leader appoints a new member of Guardian Council. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Nov. 01 (MNA) — In a directive, Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei appointed Hojjatoleslam Seyyed Ahmad Khatami as a member of the Guardian Council on Sunday.

Fight Back (2020-11-01). Stocks fall for second month in a row as economic storm clouds gather. fightbacknews.org San José, CA – For the second month in a row, U.S. stocks fell in October. The drop in stock prices sped up, with both October and the last week being the worst month and week for the stock market since March. The broadest stock market index, the S&P 500, is now down nearly 9% from its record high in early September. | Despite some positive economic news on unemployment claims and Gross Domestic Product this past week, the economy still remains in a deep hole. There are still more than 22 million people getting government aid for unemployment, more than 12 times the number before the recession began. GDP remains…

Mehr News Agency (2020-11-01). VIDEO: Astonishing scenery of Kaleybar forest in NW Iran. en.mehrnews.com TABRIZ, Nov. 01 (MNA) — Autumn has given special beauty to the nature of Kaleybar forest, in the northwestern Iranian province of East Azarbaijan.

Mehr News Agency (2020-11-01). Leader to deliver speech on Prophet Muhammad birth anniv. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Nov. 01 (MNA) — On the occasion of the birth anniversary of Prophet Muhammad (PBUH), Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei will deliver a speech on Tuesday, November 3.

Mehr News Agency (2020-11-01). Three Iranian animations go to Italy's Corti a Ponte festival. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Nov. 01 (MNA) — Three Iranian animations have been accepted into the 13th edition of Corti a Ponte in Italy.

Fight Back (2020-11-01). Milwaukee unions march to support organizing drives. fightbacknews.org Milwaukee, WI – Workers from multiple active union organizing campaigns marched through downtown Milwaukee on October 27 to rally support for the wave of new union organizing. Nearly 100 workers and supporters from the organizing campaigns at the Milwaukee Art Museum, Colectivo Coffee, Wonderstate Coffee, Marquette University and Captel joined forces for an impressive display of union strength. The march took the streets, stopping by several workplaces where union drives led primarily by young workers are ongoing. | Speaking outside the Milwaukee Art Museum, Brittany Walker, a museum employee, explained why museu…

Prof Michael Hudson (2020-11-01). Debt, Land and Money, from Polanyi to the New Economic Archaeology. globalresearch.ca Inspiration for The Great Transformation in…

The Canary (2020-11-01). Government accused of 'contempt' for North after furlough extension. thecanary.co Politicians have accused the government of showing "contempt" for leaders in the North of England after announcing a national lockdown and extension of the furlough scheme. Politicians in the North West had called for 80% furlough payments for employees of businesses forced to close when areas were put into Tier 3 restrictions, but instead workers were offered 67% of pay through the government's Job Support Scheme. | "Crisis of confidence": | Mayor of Liverpool Joe Anderson told BBC Breakfast that he, along with members of the Scientific Advisory Group for Emergencies (Sage), had called for a lockdown in…

sputniknews (2020-11-01). Two More Suspects Arrested Over Knife Attack in Nice, Reports Say. sputniknews.com PARIS (Sputnik) – The French police have widened the probe into a deadly knife attack at a church in the southern city of Nice, arresting two more people, media said Sunday.

Mehr News Agency (2020-11-01). Best medical tour operator in Iran. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Nov. 01 (MNA) — At the beginning of the new millennium, and in the light of advanced technologies in the field of transportation, geographical boundaries and long distances have become virtually meaningless.

Abdel Bari Atwan (2020-11-01). Macron's belated climb-down. thealtworld.com The French president has second thoughts about Muslim-baiting for political advantage | Emmanuel Macron went on the Al- Jazeera channel on Saturday to say he understands the feelings of Muslims shocked by the displaying of offensive cartoons of the Prophet Muhammad and qualify his fulsome defence of the drawings. "I think that the reactions came as a result of lies and distortions of my words because people understood that I supported these cartoons," he explained. This represents a climbdown by the French president and a victory for the campaign to boycott French goods which swept much of the Islamic world. But…

Repost (2020-11-01). Shanell Williams, Chair of Board Of SF City College Violate Brown Act. indybay.org The chair and San Fancisco Community College Board of Trustees Shanell Williams improperly violating the Brown Act and transparency for the students, faculty, staff and public.

Mehr News Agency (2020-11-01). Close to 1 ton of illicit drugs busted in Kerman province. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Nov. 01 (MNA) — The police forces of Kerman province in central Iran seized 950 kilograms of illicit drugs in a single operation on Saturday.

Mehr News Agency (2020-11-01). Resistance Fest. vital in convergence of resistance artists. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Nov. 01 (MNA) — A Lebanese actor said the Iran's 16th Resistance International Film Festival is pivotal in the convergence of resistance artists to confront global arrogance.

sputniknews (2020-11-01). Trick or Treat! Macabre and Eerie Costumes of 2020 Halloween Season. sputniknews.com The spooky season has finally reached its apogee, welcoming people around the world to put on scary makeup and costumes and join in revelries on the occasion of All Hallows' Eve, celebrated on 31 October.

Teaneck International Film Festival (2020-11-01). Saturday 11/14: "Good Trouble": Virtual Screening of Documentary on Civil Rights Icon, Rep. John Lewis. indybay.org Online/virtual screening…

Bernie Sanders (2020-11-01). Build a Compassionate Nation. zcomm.org To address these urgent issues and many more, we must rebuild the trade union movement and end corporate America's stranglehold on our economy and our government. We must create the nation of, by, and for the working class that we know we can become…

Mehr News Agency (2020-11-01). $8b of import items on domestic production list. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Nov. 01 (MNA) — Strengthening domestic production has become a major focus of the Iranian government in the past few years, as the country is determined to nullify the US sanctions.

Kathy Fairfax (2020-11-01). Police lock Djab Wurrung activists out of camp. greenleft.org.au Victoria Police removed the last few protesters on October 30 from the site of a hotly-contested new highway extension between Ararat and Buangor.

Amah Mutsun Land Trust (2020-11-01). Thursday 11/19: Amah Mutsun Land Trust Fire Symposium. indybay.org Online event, register now: | us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_g1S0…

Mehr News Agency (2020-11-01). Find the (best) Iranian Dentists in Los Angeles. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Nov. 01 (MNA) — Teeth are one of the most vital organs in the body. For this reason, their maintenance has a high priority.

Taylor Barnes (2020-11-01). From Arms to Renewables: How Workers in This Southern Military Industrial Hub Are Converting the Economy. commondreams.org Huntsville, Alabama is teeming with engineers and STEM talent. Some are leaving the defense economy for the clean energy one. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

VOTER (2020-11-01). Green Party and Peace & Freedom Party Endorsements. indybay.org Here is info on endorsements by the Green Party and the Peace & Freedom Party for President, for the State Propositions, and for local races and measures:…

_____ (2020-11-01). Affordable Housing Developers Set their Sights On Former Toxic Oil Fields. popularresistance.org California – On a busy corner in Vista Hermosa, a neighborhood just west of downtown Los Angeles, early signs of construction have begun on a 7-story, 64-unit apartment building called Firmin Court. The project's developer, the Decro Group, has pledged that the new building, which is one of six active multi-family developments under construction in a five-block radius, will provide supportive and affordable housing for "chronically homeless individuals, persons at risk of becoming homeless, and low-income families."

Mehr News Agency (2020-11-01). Over 1 ton of opium seized at Mirjaveh border. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Nov. 01 (MNA) — Commander of the Border Guards of the Islamic Republic of Iran Police informed that Police forces of the Sistan and Baluchestan province, southeastern Iran, have seized over one ton of opium near Mirjaveh border.

Fight Back (2020-11-01). Large caravan through Miami demands end to Cuba blockade. fightbacknews.org Miami, FL – A caravan of some 60 cars and 15 bicycles made up a caravan against the Cuba blockade, October 25 in Miami. It was the fourth caravan here since July. Those in attendance overcame not only threats by right-wing Cubans in the area, but pouring rain in the early morning hours before the 8 a.m. departure. | Initiated by YouTube personality El Proteston Cubano, the caravan included other important individuals and organizations from within Miami's Cuban community, including the Jose Marti Cultural Association; YouTube personalities El Diez de Octubre and Yadira Escobar; a number of people formerly act…

Mehr News Agency (2020-11-01). Traditional dyeing in SW Iran. en.mehrnews.com CHALESHTAR, Nov. 01 (MNA) — Traditional dyeing methods are still being used in some regions of the country to gain high-quality materials for producing handmade Persian carpets.

sputniknews (2020-11-01). Turkey Extends Seismic Survey in Disputed East Mediterranean Area. sputniknews.com ANKARA (Sputnik) – Turkey's Oruc Reis research vessel will continue its seismic exploration in the disputed area of the Eastern Mediterranean, near the Greek islands of Rhodes and Kastellorizo, until 14 November, the navy's Office of Navigation, Hydrography and Oceanography has announced.

No Fascist USA (2020-11-01). Tuesday 11/3: No Cops, No KKK, No Fascist USA. indybay.org Clock Tower, Santa Cruz…

Asa Winstanley (2020-11-01). Israel lobby slaughters Corbyn again. zcomm.org It seems that for the Israel lobby, slaughtering Corbyn once was not enough…

Jessica Corbett, staff writer (2020-11-01). Super Typhoon Goni Strikes the Philippines as 'Strongest Landfalling Tropical Cyclone on Record,' Spurring Calls for Climate Justice. commondreams.org The storm, known locally as Rolly, left at least 10 people dead and nearly 400,000 displaced. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Mehr News Agency (2020-11-01). Iran's foreign trade value hits over $38bn in 7 months: IRICA. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Nov. 01 (MNA) — President of the Islamic Republic of Iran Customs Administration (IRICA) put the country's total value of foreign trade at $38.278 billion in the seven months of the current Iranian calendar year (from March 21 to Oct. 22).

SISTA Fire and partners (2020-11-01). Wednesday 11/18: 'Through the Night': Film & Discussion on Rise of Multiple Job Workers & 24 HR Daycare. indybay.org Online/virtual film screening via Zoom…

Mehr News Agency (2020-11-01). Press conf. of 'Devotees of Velayat Sanctuary 9' held. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Nov. 01 (MNA) — The press conference of a large-scale Air Force military drill, codenamed Fada'eeyan-e Harim-e Velayat 9 (The Devotees of the Velayat Sanctuary 9), was held.

Prabhat Patnaik (2020-11-01). Why third world workers were worst hit by the pandemic. peoplesdispatch.org Advanced countries have been more open-handed in fiscal support for their economies, in particular for workers, while Third World countries have been extremely niggardly, not necessarily out of choice (except in the case of India)…

sputniknews (2020-11-01). Cuteness Overload: Bunch of Adorable Kittens Chill on the Floor. sputniknews.com Everybody knows that cats are awesome companions and they can bring peace and happiness to their human friends, showing how cool it is to do nothing – with all of their feline experience.

ANON (2020-11-01). Protester Shot by WCPD Projectile at Close Range. indybay.org On the night of Friday October 23rd, Walnut Creek police shot a protester at close range with a projectile round. The protester made no threat to the officer. The projectile caused injury to the protester, who was fortunately wearing a ballistic vest.

_____ (2020-11-01). How South Korea's Intelligence Service Quietly Pushes Peace Talks. popularresistance.org Tensions between the two Koreas escalated again last month after a South Korean fisheries official, possibly attempting to defect, was shot dead by North Korean army troops after he swam across their disputed maritime border known as the Northern Limit Line. | A shocked President Moon Jae-in, who has made engagement with North Korea the centerpiece of his administration, demanded an explanation. Some US "experts" boldly predicted that North Korea had killed off Moon's peace initiative. | Within days, however, the tables were turned. On September 25th, Kim made an unprecedented public apology to South Korea for th…

Collier Freedom Movement (2020-11-01). Monday 11/2: America Is On The Ballot: Indian Country Unites to Vote. indybay.org Online event…

sputniknews (2020-11-01). Corbyn's Suspension: Labour May Lose $7 Mln a Year in Funding From Unions, UK Media Says. sputniknews.com On Thursday, former UK Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn was suspended from the party following his comments on the Equalities and Human Rights Commission's Labour-related report into allegations of anti-Semitism.

Mehr News Agency (2020-11-01). TISRI hosts annual conf. on studying Zionist regime. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Nov. 01 (MNA) — The 16th pre-session on studies on the Zionist regime titled "The Use of Sports by the Zionist Regime for Normalization" was held at Tehran International Studies and Research Institute (TISRI).

The Lighthouse Collective, Santa Cruz (2020-11-01). Wednesday 11/4: Rally to Demand Every Vote Gets Counted. indybay.org Santa Cruz: meet at the clock tower; Watsonville: meet at the City Plaza; or host a street corner vigil and stay socially distant.

John Malkin (2020-11-01). Visualizing Abolition – An Interview with Gina Dent. indybay.org Interview with Gina Dent, UCSC associate professor of Feminist Studies, on police and prison abolition.

YES on Prop 16 (2020-11-01). Saturday 10/31: YES on Prop 16: San Francisco Unity Rally. indybay.org Mission Dolores Park, 19th & Dolores St, San Francisco, CA 94114 | NOTE: Masks and Social Distancing Required…

Mehr News Agency (2020-11-01). VIDEO: Leader's letter to French youth over double standards. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Nov. 01 (MNA) — Issuing a letter to the young people in France, Leader of Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei called on them to question the double standards of their president Emanuel Macron over freedom of expression.

Phoebe Sorgen (2020-11-01). Berkeley Cops Arrest Protestor, Squelch 5G Opposition at AT&T's Bidding. indybay.org After holding educational forums, protesting, and lobbying for three years for stronger local telecom laws, Berkeleyans are engaging in non-violent direct action to stop 4th and 5th Generation cell antennas that are being rolled out throughout Berkeley. An all-night vigil near Berkeley Natural Grocery began at 12: 30 AM on October 28, but antennas were installed later that day on the corner of Nielsen as well as at Monterey Market.

Mehr News Agency (2020-11-01). UN urged to condemn insulting to Holy Prophet (PBUH). en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Nov. 01 (MNA) — Islamic Association of Philippine Alumni called on the Secretary General of the United Nations António Guterres to condemn the France's insulting to the Holy Prophet of Islam (PBUH).

Mumia Abu-Jamal (2020-11-01). From One Struggle to Another, Abolition Now! Mumia Abu Jamal. globalresearch.ca When one thinks of the term abolition, there is a tendency to see it as a threat emerging from the left. Another perspective understands, however, that abolition is a natural response to a situation that has become untenable. | What condition …

Mehr News Agency (2020-11-01). US strategy on Iran not to change with changing its president. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Nov. 01 (MNA) — Head of Passive Defense Organization said that strategy of the United States against Islamic Republic of Iran will not undergo any change with the replacement of president in this country.

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

Gabriel Arkles (2020-10-31). Don't Let the Supreme Court Open the Door to More Discrimination Against LGBTQ People. commondreams.org LGBTQ people already get turned away from food banks, shelters and more. The high court's decision in Fulton could make things worse. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

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

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

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

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

Alex Bainbridge (2020-10-31). Greens advance as Labor returned in Qld election. greenleft.org.au The most important result of the Queensland election is the advance of the Greens, which have increased the party's representation from one to at least two members of parliament, writes Alex Bainbridge.

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

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

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

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

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

WSWS (2020-10-31). A reply to the Morenoites on support for militarization of Brazilian elections. wsws.org The slanderous rant sent to the WSWS by the editor of the Brazilian edition of the Morenoite Izquierda Diario website exposes his own organization's hostility to Trotskyism.

Christopher Brauchli (2020-10-31). The Email and the Election. commondreams.org A few examples from two senders follow but their emails are nothing more than representative of the dozens that arrive each day during the election season. | www.flickr.com/photos/rachel-johnson/429…

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

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

Jessica Corbett, staff writer (2020-10-31). 'So, So Cruel': Rights Advocates, Biden Campaign Sound Alarm About Immigration Agenda Stephen Miller Is Crafting for Trump's Second Term. commondreams.org According to the Democratic nominee, "This agenda is designed to do one thing only: divide our communities with cheap, xenophobic rhetoric, and demonize those seeking to make legitimate asylum claims." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

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

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

WSWS (2020-10-31). US Secretary of State insists Sri Lanka lines up against China. wsws.org The US has been hostile to China's influence in strategically important Sri Lanka, as preparations for a US-instigated war against China are escalated.

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

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

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

MEE and agencies (2020-10-31). Macron accuses Turkey of 'bellicose' attitude towards Nato allies. middleeasteye.net Macron accuses Turkey of 'bellicose' attitude towards Nato allies | French president hits out at Turkey as row over his comments on Islam continues to rage | Sat, 10/31/2020 – 16: 22 | Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan (L) walks past France's President Emmanuel Macron during the 2019 Nato summit in Watford, northeast of London (AFP) | French President Emmanuel Macron has accused Turk…

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

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

teleSUR, CE (2020-10-31). November Surprise: President Maduro Warns of U.S. Plot. telesurenglish.net Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro has warned of a new terror plot by foreign agents which aim to disrupt the November electoral campaign. | RELATED: | "We have captured information from sectors abroad that speak of November 1, actions of attacks and violence to try, they say, to create the image of chaos and crisis in Venezuela. And, they say, try to turn the vote in the state of Florida," denounced the President.

WSWS (2020-10-31). Large bonuses awarded to executives of bailed-out US companies. wsws.org Major companies such as Hertz and JCPenney paid their executives millions in bonuses before filing for bankruptcy and cutting thousands of jobs during the pandemic.

WSWS (2020-10-31). Hurricane Zeta leaves 2.6 million without power, kills six as record breaking US storm season continues. wsws.org Zeta is the twenty-seventh named tropical storm this year, tying the record for most in a single year. It is a stark warning of the damage that can be expected if nothing is done to combat climate change.

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

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

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

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

WSWS (2020-10-31). As social anger mounts, Quebec unions issue craven appeal to Premier Legault to forego austerity. wsws.org Quebec's major unions issued a joint open letter to the province's right-wing premier earlier this month in which they put forward a series of lies to confuse workers at a time when class tensions are reaching the boiling point.

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

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

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

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

teleSUR (2020-10-31). James Bond Actor Sean Connery Dies at 90. telesurenglish.net His film career also includes numerous awards, including an Oscar, two Bafta awards and three Golden Globes. | The Scottish actor Sean Connery, known in the world for having played the British spy James Bond in numerous films, died this Saturday at the age of 90, his family confirmed. | RELATED: | During his long artistic career he was considered to a great extent as the best actor who played 007 in the film franchise. | He…

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

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

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

teleSUR, CE (2020-10-31). Venezuela Celebrates 79 Years of Ali Primera. telesurenglish.net Venezuela celebrated the 79th anniversary of the birth of the popular singer-songwriter, Alí Primera, on Saturday. | RELATED: | A mural was inaugurated on the Intercommunal Avenue of El Valle, which was made through a sketch by the artist José Escalona, while the execution was carried out by the Brushstrokes of Artisans Muralist Brigade collective whose members were accompani…

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

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

news.un (2020-10-31). Guterres urges continued dialogue between Armenia and Azerbaijan. news.un.org The UN chief remains "deeply concerned" over reports that hostilities in the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict zone are continuing to affect civilians, his spokesperson said on Saturday.

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

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

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

WSWS (2020-10-31). United States rockets past 100,000 daily cases. wsws.org There were more than 500,000 confirmed coronavirus cases in the United States over the past seven days, measured both by the daily new case counts and the seven-day running average.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Jessica Corbett, staff writer (2020-10-31). 'Trump Is KILLING Americans': As US Cases Top 9 Million, Stanford Study Ties President's Rallies to Covid-19 Spread. commondreams.org The analysis links 18 rallies to over 30,000 cases and 700 deaths—but doesn't include events in October, when states saw infections surge. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

WSWS (2020-10-31). European Central Bank set to expand bond-buying program. wsws.org ECB president Christine Lagarde has said the euro zone recovery is "losing momentum" amid a resurge of COVID-19 infections.

teleSUR, ce (2020-10-31). St. Kitts & Nevis Opens Borders to Visitors. telesurenglish.net The Caribbean nation of St. Kitts and Nevis is officially open to welcome visitors following the several months long COVID-19 travel restrictions. | RELATED: | Visitors will be designated within three categories: travellers from Caricom member states which are part of the "Caribbean Bubble;" international travellers coming from a country or territory outside of the "Caribbean Bubble;" and returning nationals and residents. | All incoming tra…

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

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

WSWS (2020-10-31). Australian ruling elite again demands premature lifting of pandemic restrictions. wsws.org The similar ending of safety measures caused the COVID-19 catastrophes, now engulfing hospitals throughout Europe, the US and many other parts of the world.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

MEE and agencies (2020-10-31). Two children killed in oil pipeline explosion in southern Iraq. middleeasteye.net Two children killed in oil pipeline explosion in southern Iraq | Saturday's blast follows an attack on an oil pipeline earlier in the week in the north | Sat, 10/31/2020 – 11: 09 | An aerial view of an oil field near Iraq's southern port city of Basra (AFP) | Two children have been killed after a blast struck a pipeline in southern Iraq, authorities said. | An investigation had been launch…

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

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

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

MEE and agencies (2020-10-31). Turkish rescuers pull elderly man from earthquake rubble. middleeasteye.net Turkish rescuers pull elderly man from earthquake rubble | Aegean Sea quake kills 53 people in Turkey and Greece | Sat, 10/31/2020 – 10: 03 | An earthquake survivor embraces a Turkish rescue worker (Reuters) | A 70-year-old man was pulled from the remains of a destroyed building to an applauding crowd on Sunday as Turkish rescuers went into their third day searching for victims of an earth…

MEE and agencies (2020-10-31). Ousted former governor of Iraqi city of Kirkuk dies in Washington. middleeasteye.net Ousted former governor of Iraqi city of Kirkuk dies in Washington | Najmeddin Karim's family said he passed away overnight in a Washington hospital | Sat, 10/31/2020 – 14: 59 | Kirkuk provincial governor Najmeddin Karim shows his ink-stained finger after voting in the Kurdish independence referendum in Kirkuk, northern Iraq, on 25 September 2017 (AFP) | The ousted former governor of the Ir…

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

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

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

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

The Canary (2020-10-31). Firms urge government to sort out the outsourced Test and Trace system. thecanary.co The government needs to sort out the outsourced Test and Trace system because the welcomed extension to the furlough scheme is just a short-term fix, business leaders have said.They point out that it's a key weapon in the fight against the virus, it would boost confidence, and mean workers are not asked to self-isolate without decent sick pay.Lockdown part two: Prime minister Boris Johnson, speaking at a Downing Street press conference, announced that non-essential retail and hospitality services will be forced to close — while schools stay open — during a four-week national lockdown.It means tha…

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

WSWS (2020-10-31). Clare Moseley on the horrific plight of English Channel migrants: "They are asking for help, but being treated like criminals" wsws.org The founder of refugee charity Care4Calais spoke with the WSWS about this week's horrific loss of life on the English Channel, including the deaths of three children.

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

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

WSWS (2020-10-31). Spanish police make ludicrous claim Russia plotted to invade Catalonia. wsws.org Spain's paramilitary police also made basesless allegations that WikiLeaks publisher Julian Assange was party to a plot involving 10,000 Russian troops attacking Spain.

teleSUR (2020-10-31). Colombia: 3 Killed in New Massacre Reported in Cauca. telesurenglish.net Indepaz reported this Saturday the new massacre, which already adds up to 70 in 2020 in the Andean nation. | Two women and a man were killed in a rural area of the municipality of Mercaderes, department of Cauca, in southwestern Colombia, where six months ago they killed community leader Alvaro Daza and three of his relatives. | RELATED: | The Institute of Studies for Development and Peace (Indepaz) reported this Sat…

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

WSWS (2020-10-31). For a European-wide school strike against the pandemic. wsws.org If non-essential businesses, schools, and day-care centres are not immediately closed, the overloading of health care systems and the premature death of millions of people is inevitable.

Carlos Figueroa (2020-10-31). Working-Class America Needs Real Change, Not Slogans. commondreams.org Working-class people demand better from a republic that promotes freedom, equality, and the pursuit of happiness.

WSWS (2020-10-31). Starmer begins purge of Corbyn supporters from UK Labour Party. wsws.org To enforce its McCarthyite witch-hunt Labour's "Governance and Legal Unit" declared that the Equality and Human Rights Commission's (EHRC) "Investigation into antisemitism in the Labour Party" could not be criticised by any party member.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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US Elections: Neither party is offering anything, not even to their own base
Peoples Dispatch | peoplesdispatch.org | 2020-11-01
Eugene Puryear from Breakthrough News spoke to Peoples Dispatch about crucial factors that will play a major role in the upcoming elections, but are not being sufficiently highlighted by the mainstream media.
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Left-Democrats Abandon Struggle for the Working Class to the Right
Roger D. Harris | dissidentvoice.org | 2020-11-01
All indications are that Joe Biden is heading for a landslide win. Losers will be Trump and those Republicans who have not already defected to the Democrat's big tent. Collateral damage, however, may be the progressive cause. Some leftists have advocated temporarily subordinating an independent working-class alternative to campaign for the leading neoliberal candidate. For …
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What is COVID-19? Seven Key Points for Understanding SARS-CoV-2 and Testing
Dr. Pascal Sacré | globalresearch.ca | 2020-11-01
Introduction | COVID-19 appeared in Europe and the Americas in 2020, following the emergence of a new virus from China in 2019. | This new virus belongs to the well-known family of coronaviruses that has already produced two particularly severe epidemics in …
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The Covid-19 Roadmap: Towards Global Economic Chaos and Societal Destruction
Prof Michel Chossudovsky | globalresearch.ca | 2020-11-01
Minor Edits on October 16, 2020. First published on October 6, 2020 | It is now confirmed that the Reverse Transcription-Polymerase Chain Reaction Test (RT-PCR) used to estimate COVID-19 positive cases is questionable. It cannot detect or identify the virus. What …
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The Covid-19 Numbers Game: The "Second Wave" is Based on Fake Statistics
Prof Michel Chossudovsky | globalresearch.ca | 2020-11-01
"Red zones", travel bans, quarantines, "red lists". A "Second Wave". Millions of people are lining up for Covid-19 testing. The "Numbers Game". How statistics and "estimates" are used by politicians to justify the closure of the national economy and the derogation of fundamental civil rights.
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On Contact: Taibbi and Hedges on the Media Landscape
Editor | scheerpost.com | 2020-11-01
On Chris Hedges' RT show, On Contact, the host speaks with journalist and author Matt Taibbi about the rapidly disintegrating media landscape and its consequences. | Source…
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The Alive Ones
Caitlin Johnstone | thealtworld.com | 2020-11-01
The opposite of life is not death. | The opposite of life is habit. | One who moves from cradle to grave | in the flip book illusion we call time | without deeply attending to this cavalcade of miracles | is one who never lived. | Lifeless are they who live by habit, | who walk by habit, | who sit by habit, | who see by habit, | who think by habit, | who feel by habit. | Lifeless are they who drift through on dead patterns | instead of giving the omnipresent Holiness its due reverence. | The alive ones meet each moment | like a dog greets its master at the door after work. | They do not think: they wonder. | They…
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'They were PROTECTING HIS BUS': Trump trolls Biden supporters by praising Texas convoy that 'escorted' rival campaign vehicle
rt.com | 2020-11-01
President Donald Trump doubled down on his praise for pickup-driving supporters who surrounded a Biden-Harris campaign bus as it passed through central Texas on Friday, saying they were "protecting" his Democratic rival's vehicle. | "Did you see the way our people — you know, they were protecting his bus yesterday because they're nice," Trump said Sunday at a campaign rally in Michigan. | President Trump speaks on Biden bus incident in Texas: "You see the way our people — they were protecting his bus yesterday because they're nice." pic.twitter.com/x3lOL8XLdk[md…
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FBI Raids Neo-Nazi Camp In Michigan
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2020-11-01
On Thursday, with five days remaining before the US election, the FBI conducted two additional raids in Michigan and arrested Justen Watkins and Alfred Gorman, leaders of a neo-Nazi group called The Base. Watkins was arrested when agents raided a farm in the town of Bad Axe, in the Michigan "thumb," which members of The Base used as a training grounds and "hate camp." Gorman was arrested in the Detroit suburb of Taylor. | The two neo-Nazis, aged 25 and 35 respectively, are charged with threatening to murder a left-wing blogger in late 2019, though the timing of the raids indicates the FBI believed The Base's trai…
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"No, Mr. President," Sanders Says Before Election Day, "You're Not Standing Up for Working Families"
Jessica Corbett, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2020-11-01
The senator slammed the Trump administration for giving more than $425 billion in contracts to companies that have shipped jobs overseas. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
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'Renminbi Diplomacy': How China Bought the US Government?
Nauman Sadiq | globalresearch.ca | 2020-11-01
In an explosive scoop [1], alternative news outlet Zero Hedge has laid bare how China's state apparatchik clandestinely baited the family members of the Obama-era vice president and secretary of state into joint business ventures in order to surreptitiously influence …
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New report reveals a shocking fact about the UK's role in the climate crisis
Tracy Keeling | thecanary.co | 2020-11-01
A new report that largely analysed the US' role in global plastic pollution has revealed a shocking fact about the UK. According to the report, the UK is the world's second biggest generator of plastic waste per capita. The country only trailed behind the US for the amount of plastic waste generated per person and came first among EU countries. | Amid the cl…
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First Person: supporting migrants on the COVID-19 frontline in Myanmar
news.un.org | 2020-11-01
One of the far-reaching effects of the global lockdown brought on the COVID-19 pandemic has been the return of migrant workers to their home countries. The UN gender agency, UN Women has been supporting the authorities in Myanmar, under the EU–UN funded Spotlight Initiative, to provide for the needs of women.
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Wednesday 11/4: NAACP Election 2020 Special Coverage Town Hall (Day 2)
NAACP | indybay.org | 2020-11-01
Virtual Town Hall…
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USA under Trump: Back to Pinochet
Tomasz Konicz | indybay.org | 2020-11-01
Only "political theater" is being staged to give Trump a "law and order" image in the election campaign. The president wants to make political capital out of the escalation, warned Governor Brown according to the news magazine Newsweek.
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Wednesday 11/4: 2020 Election & Protecting Democracy After We Vote w/ Common Cause
Common Cause | indybay.org | 2020-11-01
Online via Zoom…
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Sunday 11/1: Your Vote is Power in Action 2020 Election Livestream w/ MoveOn
MoveOn | indybay.org | 2020-11-01
Online via livestream…
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Tuesday 11/3: NAACP Election 2020 Special Coverage (Day 1)
NAACP | indybay.org | 2020-11-01
Onlive via livestream…
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Wednesday 11/4: SFPD Election Protection
Martha Hubert | indybay.org | 2020-11-01
SFPD, 630 Valencia @ 17th Street…
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Large-scale protests after US election possible: Hunter
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2020-11-01
TEHRAN, Nov. 01 (MNA) — Stating that the likelihood of large scale protests after US election is more than any of previous years, Shireen Hunter said that it reflects the deepening of many divisions, economic, culture, and racial in the US.
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Risk of US election aftermath violence can't be discounted
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2020-11-01
TEHRAN, Nov. 01 (MNA) — Political scientist says American society is heavily armed and gun sales have skyrocketed in recent weeks, so the possibility of violence in the aftermath of US election can not be discounted.
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It May Not Be Sunny in Philadelphia, But the Town's Not Burning Either
Dave Lindorff | zcomm.org | 2020-11-01
Most of the national reporting was more deliberately inflammatory and even frightening, reminiscent of the coverage of the major unrest in Portland, New York and other cities that followed the Floyd killing…
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How to Be a Good Digital Citizen During the Election—And Its Aftermath
Kolina Koltai | commondreams.org | 2020-11-01
People spreading disinformation may be trying to sway the election one way or the other or simply undermine confidence in the election and American democracy in general. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
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Can Facebook Be Used to Steal an Election?
Steven Hill | zcomm.org | 2020-11-01
How to rein in Facebook and social media platforms…
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Youth Activists Are Transforming the Election by Leading Protesters to the Polls
Leanna First-Arai | zcomm.org | 2020-11-01
Millennials, along with Gen Z — which together make up 37 percent of the electorate — are translating protest turnout to the polls…
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The Most Important Climate Ballot Initiatives to Watch on Election Day
Dharna Noor | zcomm.org | 2020-11-01
This election is full of existential choices from President to crucial races for the Senate and House. There are also a number of important state and local ballot initiatives and referendums that will influence our ability to preserve the biosphere…
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'Let This Moment Radicalize You'
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez | zcomm.org | 2020-11-01
These moments aren't about ignoring your fear. It's about turning that fear into the fuel propelling us forward…
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Video: Azerbaijani Troops Are at the Gates of the Capital of Nagorno-Karabakh Republic
South Front | globalresearch.ca | 2020-11-01
The Nagorno-Karabakh war has apparently been developing in the favor of the Turkish-Azerbaijani bloc. On the evening of October 29, the Armenian side confirmed that Azerbaijani troops have almost reached the second largest town in Nagorno-Karabakh — Shusha, which is …
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Two Latin American Peoples' Victories for Equality and Sovereignty
_____ | strategic-culture.org | 2020-11-01
Ron RIDENOUR | Chileans and Bolivians are turning the tide away from coup governments imposed on them by right-wing national militarists and the US State Department / CIA. | Within the past week, we have witnessed an overwhelming Chilean victory to rewrite the constitution forced upon them by General Augusto Pinochet, in 1980, and Bolivia's Supreme Electoral Tribunal confirmation that former President Evo Morales' political party, Movement for Socialism (MAS), won the election on October 18. | The new Bolivian pres…
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Greenwald's Intercept Resignation Exposes The Rot In All Mass Media
_____ | strategic-culture.org | 2020-11-01
Caitlin JOHNSTONE | Journalist Glenn Greenwald has made major waves throughout mainstream and alternative media by resigning from The Intercept, an outlet he co-founded in 2014 with the stated mission of holding power to account with the power of unrestricted journalism. | Greenwald says he resigned because Intercept editors refused to let him publish an article he'd been working on about the mass media's role in cove…
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Factionalising Antisemitism: The British Labour Party Suspends Jeremy Corbyn
Dr. Binoy Kampmark | globalresearch.ca | 2020-11-01
Whatever stance taken by followers of the British Labour Party on the subject of antisemitism within its ranks, the suspension of Jeremy Corbyn must be seen as an exercise of muscle on the part of Sir Keir Starmer. Since coming …
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Operation Gedeon: US Officials Allegedly Encouraged Coup Plot
Ricardo Vaz | venezuelanalysis.com | 2020-11-01
Former Green Beret Jordan Goudreau filed a lawsuit which shed more light into the botched paramilitary invasion.
venezuelanalysis.com/news/15039

Teacher's Viral Arrest Helped Stop Evictions
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2020-11-01
Sophia Lukatya is a Chicago Public Schools teacher. She organizes with the Chicago Teachers Union and is a member of Democratic Socialists of America. During the Lift The Ban Coalition's protests in Daley Plaza this August, Lukatya was one of a dozen housing activists who were arrested in the week-long occupation. Positive press from the event–including a viral video of Lukatya and fellow DSA member Shannon Pilz–contributed to Governor Pritzker's decision to extend the eviction moratorium.
popularresistance.org/teachers-viral-arr…

Nigerians in Texas decry Lekki Massacre, demand end to police brutality
Caleb Granger | liberationnews.org | 2020-11-01
From Houston to Lagos, the working class is demanding an end to the violence perpetrated against them by the police on behalf of the ruling class.
liberationnews.org/nigerians-in-texas-de…

System Fail 4: Landback
subMedia | dissidentvoice.org | 2020-11-01
In this episode we take a look at the many Indigenous-led struggles currently taking place across Turtle Island. For more information on how you can follow and support these struggles: Indigenous People Day of Rage indigenouspeoplesdayofrage.org/ indigenousaction.org O'odham Anti-Border Collective facebook.com/AntiBorderCollective/ Justice for Joyce #JusticePourJoyce #JusticeForJoyce gofundme.com/f/justice-pour-joycejustice… Mi'kma'ki #AllEyesOnMikmaki Secwepemc #StopTMX #TinyHouseWarriors #Secwepemc tinyhousewarriors.com/ Wet'suwet'en …
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Three Iranian animations go to Italy's Corti a Ponte festival
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2020-11-01
TEHRAN, Nov. 01 (MNA) — Three Iranian animations have been accepted into the 13th edition of Corti a Ponte in Italy.
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Air Force to conduct war game in C Iran
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2020-11-01
TEHRAN, Nov. 01 (MNA) — The Islamic Republic of Iran's Air Force will start the final phase of a military drill on Monday in Isfahan province.
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Green Party's Howie Hawkins on Opposing US Militarism and Protecting the Vote
KPFA Saturday Evening News | indybay.org | 2020-11-01
Green Party presidential candidate Howie Hawkins on opposing US wars and militarism and protecting the vote.
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Two More Suspects Arrested Over Knife Attack in Nice, Reports Say
sputniknews.com | 2020-11-01
PARIS (Sputnik) – The French police have widened the probe into a deadly knife attack at a church in the southern city of Nice, arresting two more people, media said Sunday.
sputniknews.com/europe/20201101108094548…

Leader to deliver speech on Prophet Muhammad birth anniv
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2020-11-01
TEHRAN, Nov. 01 (MNA) — On the occasion of the birth anniversary of Prophet Muhammad (PBUH), Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei will deliver a speech on Tuesday, November 3.
en.mehrnews.com/news/165297/Leader-to-de…

Cuteness Overload: Bunch of Adorable Kittens Chill on the Floor
sputniknews.com | 2020-11-01
Everybody knows that cats are awesome companions and they can bring peace and happiness to their human friends, showing how cool it is to do nothing – with all of their feline experience.
sputniknews.com/videoclub/20201101108094…

Green Party and Peace & Freedom Party Endorsements
VOTER | indybay.org | 2020-11-01
Here is info on endorsements by the Green Party and the Peace & Freedom Party for President, for the State Propositions, and for local races and measures:…
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England's national lockdown could be extended, Cabinet minister admits
The Canary | thecanary.co | 2020-11-01
England's four-week national lockdown could be extended beyond December 2 if coronavirus (Covid-19) infection rates do not significantly fall, a Cabinet minister has admitted.More to come?: Michael Gove said he believed the restrictions announced by Boris Johnson would bring down the R value, but warned that people may have to stay at home for longer if not.Pubs, bars, restaurants, and non-essential retail will close from 5 November for four weeks across England, with furlough payments at 80% extended for the duration of the new measures.People will be allowed to exercise and socialise in public spaces out…
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Build a Compassionate Nation
Bernie Sanders | zcomm.org | 2020-11-01
To address these urgent issues and many more, we must rebuild the trade union movement and end corporate America's stranglehold on our economy and our government. We must create the nation of, by, and for the working class that we know we can become…
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Over 1 ton of opium seized at Mirjaveh border
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2020-11-01
TEHRAN, Nov. 01 (MNA) — Commander of the Border Guards of the Islamic Republic of Iran Police informed that Police forces of the Sistan and Baluchestan province, southeastern Iran, have seized over one ton of opium near Mirjaveh border.
en.mehrnews.com/news/165419/Over-1-ton-o…

Macron Is No T. E. Lawrence, but It Is Still the Arab World Which Can Save Him in Lebanon
_____ | strategic-culture.org | 2020-11-01
An inferiority complex linked to Lebanon's colonial past is responsible for Macron failing in Lebanon. But maybe his racist rant about Islam might fix that. | Is there no end to Emmanual Macron's gaffes in the Muslim world? It almost feels as though they roll in on a weekly basis and have given journalists a new Trump-like subject to busy them, distracted away of course from the more serious subjects of the day. | But attacking Islam is no joke. And one has to wonder whether the sanity of Macron is all there, a point made by the Turkish President recently when he suggested the French President was losing his mind…
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Tuesday 11/3: No Cops, No KKK, No Fascist USA
No Fascist USA | indybay.org | 2020-11-01
Clock Tower, Santa Cruz…
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Macron's belated climb-down
Abdel Bari Atwan | thealtworld.com | 2020-11-01
The French president has second thoughts about Muslim-baiting for political advantage | Emmanuel Macron went on the Al- Jazeera channel on Saturday to say he understands the feelings of Muslims shocked by the displaying of offensive cartoons of the Prophet Muhammad and qualify his fulsome defence of the drawings. "I think that the reactions came as a result of lies and distortions of my words because people understood that I supported these cartoons," he explained. This represents a climbdown by the French president and a victory for the campaign to boycott French goods which swept much of the Islamic world. But…
thealtworld.com/abdel_bari_atwan/macrons…

Bad Leadership Is Plunging Public Schools Into a Crisis
Jeff Bryant | commondreams.org | 2020-11-01
Covid-19 exposed how important teachers are to students and families—it's a shame that school leaders still won't listen to them. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
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Rhode Island's housing crisis requires rent cancellation — nothing less
Max Binder | liberationnews.org | 2020-11-01
As many as 44,000 to 62,000 Rhode Island households representing as many as 100,000 to 143,000 residents may currently be at risk of eviction, according to research by HousingWorks RI.
liberationnews.org/rhode-islands-housing…

Israel lobby slaughters Corbyn again
Asa Winstanley | zcomm.org | 2020-11-01
It seems that for the Israel lobby, slaughtering Corbyn once was not enough…
zcomm.org/znetarticle/israel-lobby-slaug…

Class Consciousness in the Age of COVID
Colin Todhunter | dissidentvoice.org | 2020-11-01
Prior to the appearance of COVID-related restrictions and lockdowns, neoliberal capitalism had turned to various mechanisms in the face of economic stagnation and massive inequalities: the raiding of public budgets, the expansion of credit to consumers and governments to sustain spending and consumption, financial speculation and militarism. Part and parcel of this has been a strategy …
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Major fire at Istanbul hospital sends plume of black smoke into the sky (VIDEOS)
rt.com | 2020-11-01
A fire broke out at the Istanbul University's Medical Facility Hospital on Sunday, triggering a major response from the city's firefighters. Thankfully, the blaze occurred in a building that is not currently in use. | Istanbul residents were disturbed on Sunday by the sight of a big plume of black smoke rising from the Fatih district. It emanated from a huge fire that was engulfing a building under construction, owned by the Medical Faculty Hospital of the Istanbul University. | àáapa tƒ±p fakàºltesi veya yan kƒ±smƒ± yanƒ±yor üò&ne…
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Saturday 10/31: YES on Prop 16: San Francisco Unity Rally
YES on Prop 16 | indybay.org | 2020-11-01
Mission Dolores Park, 19th & Dolores St, San Francisco, CA 94114 | NOTE: Masks and Social Distancing Required…
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Saturday 11/14: "Good Trouble": Virtual Screening of Documentary on Civil Rights Icon, Rep. John Lewis
Teaneck International Film Festival | indybay.org | 2020-11-01
Online/virtual screening…
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From Arms to Renewables: How Workers in This Southern Military Industrial Hub Are Converting the Economy
Taylor Barnes | commondreams.org | 2020-11-01
Huntsville, Alabama is teeming with engineers and STEM talent. Some are leaving the defense economy for the clean energy one. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
commondreams.org/views/2020/11/01/arms-r…

TISRI hosts annual conf. on studying Zionist regime
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2020-11-01
TEHRAN, Nov. 01 (MNA) — The 16th pre-session on studies on the Zionist regime titled "The Use of Sports by the Zionist Regime for Normalization" was held at Tehran International Studies and Research Institute (TISRI).
en.mehrnews.com/news/165427/TISRI-hosts-…

Traditional dyeing in SW Iran
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2020-11-01
CHALESHTAR, Nov. 01 (MNA) — Traditional dyeing methods are still being used in some regions of the country to gain high-quality materials for producing handmade Persian carpets.
en.mehrnews.com/photo/165414/Traditional…

Corbyn's Suspension: Labour May Lose $7 Mln a Year in Funding From Unions, UK Media Says
sputniknews.com | 2020-11-01
On Thursday, former UK Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn was suspended from the party following his comments on the Equalities and Human Rights Commission's Labour-related report into allegations of anti-Semitism.
sputniknews.com/uk/202011011080944742-co…

Berlin Pub Blacklists Chancellor Angela Merkel for Poor Coronavirus Response
sputniknews.com | 2020-11-01
Germany announced a month-long lockdown earlier this week. The quarantine, that will start on Monday, 2 November, stipulates the cancellation of all mass events and the closure of bars and restaurants except for takeaways.
sputniknews.com/europe/20201101108094478…

Large caravan through Miami demands end to Cuba blockade
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2020-11-01
Miami, FL – A caravan of some 60 cars and 15 bicycles made up a caravan against the Cuba blockade, October 25 in Miami. It was the fourth caravan here since July. Those in attendance overcame not only threats by right-wing Cubans in the area, but pouring rain in the early morning hours before the 8 a.m. departure. | Initiated by YouTube personality El Proteston Cubano, the caravan included other important individuals and organizations from within Miami's Cuban community, including the Jose Marti Cultural Association; YouTube personalities El Diez de Octubre and Yadira Escobar; a number of people formerly act…
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VIDEO: Astonishing scenery of Kaleybar forest in NW Iran
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2020-11-01
TABRIZ, Nov. 01 (MNA) — Autumn has given special beauty to the nature of Kaleybar forest, in the northwestern Iranian province of East Azarbaijan.
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Shanell Williams, Chair of Board Of SF City College Violate Brown Act
Repost | indybay.org | 2020-11-01
The chair and San Fancisco Community College Board of Trustees Shanell Williams improperly violating the Brown Act and transparency for the students, faculty, staff and public.
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/10/30/1883797…

Care Not Cops
Marc Lamont Hill | zcomm.org | 2020-11-01
Making a Case for Abolition After Philadelphia Police Kill Walter Wallace Jr.
zcomm.org/znetarticle/care-not-cops/

Wednesday 11/4: Rally to Demand Every Vote Gets Counted
The Lighthouse Collective, Santa Cruz | indybay.org | 2020-11-01
Santa Cruz: meet at the clock tower; Watsonville: meet at the City Plaza; or host a street corner vigil and stay socially distant.
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Dumping Fukushima's Water into the Ocean
Robert Hunziker | counterpunch.org | 2020-11-01
For nearly a decade the crippled Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant has been streaming radioactive water into the Pacific Ocean. As it happens, TEPCO (Tokyo Electric Power Co.) struggles to control it. Yet, the bulk of the radioactive water is stored in more than 1,000 water tanks. Assuredly, Japan's government has made an informal decision…
counterpunch.org/2020/11/01/dumping-fuku…

Schoolboy in Russia's Far East stumbles on remains of gigantic DINOSAUR that roamed oceans 250 million years ago (PHOTOS)
rt.com | 2020-11-01
A young boy in Russia's Far East has discovered the fossil of a prehistoric marine reptile — ichthyosaur — which is considered to be among the largest animals to ever have lived on Earth. | The fossilized remains were found when a team of local dinosaur enthusiasts was inspecting the coast of Russky Island, the Primorsky Aquarium explained. The miraculous discovery was made by seven-year-old Dmitry Sirenko. | "I love dinosaurs a lot, and have always dreamed of finding the bones of a…
rt.com/russia/505196-boy-finds-giant-din…

Berkeley Cops Arrest Protestor, Squelch 5G Opposition at AT&T's Bidding
Phoebe Sorgen | indybay.org | 2020-11-01
After holding educational forums, protesting, and lobbying for three years for stronger local telecom laws, Berkeleyans are engaging in non-violent direct action to stop 4th and 5th Generation cell antennas that are being rolled out throughout Berkeley. An all-night vigil near Berkeley Natural Grocery began at 12: 30 AM on October 28, but antennas were installed later that day on the corner of Nielsen as well as at Monterey Market.
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Scientists discover 'devastating' NEW genetic disease that's killed 40% of known patients by attacking lungs and immune system
rt.com | 2020-11-01
The new condition, which is caused by genetic mutations, has shown a particularly high death rate, as patients were not responding to any currently available treatments, the researchers said. | The disease — 'vacuoles, E1 enzyme, X-linked, autoinflammatory and somatic syndrome' — has been dubbed VEXAS. It causes symptoms that include blood clots in veins, recurrent fevers, abnormalities in the lungs, and vacuoles — unusual cavity-like structures — in the myeloid cells, which play a crucial part in the human immune system. | Researchers at the US National Institutes of Health (NIH) came acro…
rt.com/news/505179-new-disease-lungs-imm…

Find the (best) Iranian Dentists in Los Angeles
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2020-11-01
TEHRAN, Nov. 01 (MNA) — Teeth are one of the most vital organs in the body. For this reason, their maintenance has a high priority.
en.mehrnews.com/news/165398/Find-the-bes…

$8b of import items on domestic production list
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2020-11-01
TEHRAN, Nov. 01 (MNA) — Strengthening domestic production has become a major focus of the Iranian government in the past few years, as the country is determined to nullify the US sanctions.
en.mehrnews.com/news/165426/8b-of-import…

Milwaukee unions march to support organizing drives
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2020-11-01
Milwaukee, WI – Workers from multiple active union organizing campaigns marched through downtown Milwaukee on October 27 to rally support for the wave of new union organizing. Nearly 100 workers and supporters from the organizing campaigns at the Milwaukee Art Museum, Colectivo Coffee, Wonderstate Coffee, Marquette University and Captel joined forces for an impressive display of union strength. The march took the streets, stopping by several workplaces where union drives led primarily by young workers are ongoing. | Speaking outside the Milwaukee Art Museum, Brittany Walker, a museum employee, explained why museu…
www.fightbacknews.org/2020/11/1/milwauke…

Protester Shot by WCPD Projectile at Close Range
ANON | indybay.org | 2020-11-01
On the night of Friday October 23rd, Walnut Creek police shot a protester at close range with a projectile round. The protester made no threat to the officer. The projectile caused injury to the protester, who was fortunately wearing a ballistic vest.
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Stocks fall for second month in a row as economic storm clouds gather
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2020-11-01
San José, CA – For the second month in a row, U.S. stocks fell in October. The drop in stock prices sped up, with both October and the last week being the worst month and week for the stock market since March. The broadest stock market index, the S&P 500, is now down nearly 9% from its record high in early September. | Despite some positive economic news on unemployment claims and Gross Domestic Product this past week, the economy still remains in a deep hole. There are still more than 22 million people getting government aid for unemployment, more than 12 times the number before the recession began. GDP remains…
www.fightbacknews.org/2020/11/1/stocks-f…

VIDEO: Leader's letter to French youth over double standards
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2020-11-01
TEHRAN, Nov. 01 (MNA) — Issuing a letter to the young people in France, Leader of Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei called on them to question the double standards of their president Emanuel Macron over freedom of expression.
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Resistance Fest. vital in convergence of resistance artists
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2020-11-01
TEHRAN, Nov. 01 (MNA) — A Lebanese actor said the Iran's 16th Resistance International Film Festival is pivotal in the convergence of resistance artists to confront global arrogance.
en.mehrnews.com/news/165424/Resistance-F…

Bolivian new Gov. keen on reviving relations with Iran
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2020-11-01
TEHRAN, Nov. 01 (MNA) — The Bolivian President-elect said that the new government will reactivate the bilateral relations and cooperation with Iran that were stagnant during the Bolivian interim government.
en.mehrnews.com/news/165399/Bolivian-new…

Baghdad's Tahrir Square reopens as anti-government protest camp cleared
Azhar Al-Rubaie | middleeasteye.net | 2020-11-01
Baghdad's Tahrir Square reopens as anti-government protest camp cleared | Demonstrators vow to continue their struggle as security forces clear way for traffic for first time in a year | Azhar Al-Rubaie | Sun, 11/01/2020 – 10: 00 | Protesters' encampments are dismantled as Baghdad's central Tahrir Square reopens on 31 October 2020 (AFP) | Less than a week after demonstrations were renewed in Baghdad against Ir…
www.middleeasteye.net/news/pm-al-kadhimi…

Hungarian left condemns installation of George H.W. Bush statue in Budapest
Peoples Dispatch | peoplesdispatch.org | 2020-11-01
The Workers' Party of Hungary 2006 – European Left also criticized the comments made by prime minister Viktor Orban during the ceremony. He termed the Soviet War Memorial in Budapest as an occupation monument…
peoplesdispatch.org/2020/11/01/hungarian…

Berkeley Leads Again!
Phoebe Sorgen | dissidentvoice.org | 2020-11-01
Officer Shedowdy has a mean attitude. Given how he treated a female elder who was arrested for a non-violent act of conscience, I fear for young men of color who may be wise to keep quiet rather than ask his colleague, as I did twice, "Please don't leave me alone with this guy." I was …
dissidentvoice.org/2020/11/berkeley-lead…

Audacity towards sanctities is violation of human dignity
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2020-11-01
TEHRAN, Nov. 01 (MNA) — In a reaction to the statements of French President Emmanuel Macron, First Deputy Speaker of the Iranian Parliament said that rudeness towards sanctities is clear violation of dignity of all human beings.
en.mehrnews.com/news/165402/Audacity-tow…

VIDEO: Typhoon Goni hits Philippines
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2020-11-01
TEHRAN, Nov. 01 (MNA) — Typhoon Goni has hit the Philippines, forcing authorities to evacuate some regions.
en.mehrnews.com/news/165410/VIDEO-Typhoo…

Why third world workers were worst hit by the pandemic
Prabhat Patnaik | peoplesdispatch.org | 2020-11-01
Advanced countries have been more open-handed in fiscal support for their economies, in particular for workers, while Third World countries have been extremely niggardly, not necessarily out of choice (except in the case of India)…
peoplesdispatch.org/2020/11/01/why-third…

Beyond Plague Urbanism
Andy Merrifield | mronline.org | 2020-11-01
Over the centuries, humans have survived tragedy through the incredible stoicism of not moving, of standing one's ground, of resisting, of engaging in tremendous creativity. Perhaps we can use the time alone to think collectively, to reflect together on how we might reconstruct the public realm of our cities.
mronline.org/2020/10/31/beyond-plague-ur…

US imposition of cruel sanctions on Iran, 'a failed policy'
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2020-11-01
TEHRAN, Nov. 01 (MNA) — Chairman of Iran-Russia Parliamentary Friendship Group said that the US imposition of sanctions against Islamic Republic of Iran is a failed policy.
en.mehrnews.com/news/165430/US-impositio…

How South Korea's Intelligence Service Quietly Pushes Peace Talks
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2020-11-01
Tensions between the two Koreas escalated again last month after a South Korean fisheries official, possibly attempting to defect, was shot dead by North Korean army troops after he swam across their disputed maritime border known as the Northern Limit Line. | A shocked President Moon Jae-in, who has made engagement with North Korea the centerpiece of his administration, demanded an explanation. Some US "experts" boldly predicted that North Korea had killed off Moon's peace initiative. | Within days, however, the tables were turned. On September 25th, Kim made an unprecedented public apology to South Korea for th…
popularresistance.org/how-south-koreas-i…

Press conf. of 'Devotees of Velayat Sanctuary 9' held
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2020-11-01
TEHRAN, Nov. 01 (MNA) — The press conference of a large-scale Air Force military drill, codenamed Fada'eeyan-e Harim-e Velayat 9 (The Devotees of the Velayat Sanctuary 9), was held.
en.mehrnews.com/photo/165393/Press-conf-…

Wednesday 11/18: 'Through the Night': Film & Discussion on Rise of Multiple Job Workers & 24 HR Daycare
SISTA Fire and partners | indybay.org | 2020-11-01
Online/virtual film screening via Zoom…
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England's November lockdown to be extended throughout December if infection rate doesn't go down, Gove confirms
rt.com | 2020-11-01
UK Cabinet Office Minister Michael Gove has said that the government is ready to extend the lockdown in England throughout December if the coronavirus continues to surge. All decisions will be based on "evidence," he stated. | Gove told Sky News' Sophy Ridge that the government had hoped that a system of regional lockdown "could succeed" in curbing the surge in Covid-19 but, "unfortunately, over the course of the last two weeks the virus has been spreading faster than predicted." | The planned second lockdown across England would last from November 5 to December 2, if the MPs approve the proposal by Prime Mini…
rt.com/uk/505188-gove-extension-second-l…

Late actor Sean Connery embroiled in ANOTHER liberal controversy after Trump tweets story claiming iconic Scot 'helped' him
rt.com | 2020-11-01
President Trump tweeted his condolences for Sean Connery's family, saying he was "a tough character" who'd once helped him secure property planning in Scotland. But it only reignited the woke bashing of the "wife-beating" star. | "The legendary actor, 007 Sean Connery, has past [sic] on to even greener fairways," Trump tweeted on Sunday, a day after the actor's death at 90. | "He was quite a guy, and a tough character. I was having a very hard time getting approvals for a big development in Scotland when Sean stepped in and shouted, 'Let him build the damn thing,'" the president continued. | He said Connery's…
rt.com/usa/505201-trump-sean-connery-twe…

Government accused of 'contempt' for North after furlough extension
The Canary | thecanary.co | 2020-11-01
Politicians have accused the government of showing "contempt" for leaders in the North of England after announcing a national lockdown and extension of the furlough scheme. Politicians in the North West had called for 80% furlough payments for employees of businesses forced to close when areas were put into Tier 3 restrictions, but instead workers were offered 67% of pay through the government's Job Support Scheme. | "Crisis of confidence": | Mayor of Liverpool Joe Anderson told BBC Breakfast that he, along with members of the Scientific Advisory Group for Emergencies (Sage), had called for a lockdown in…
thecanary.co/uk/news/2020/11/01/governme…

Thursday 11/19: Amah Mutsun Land Trust Fire Symposium
Amah Mutsun Land Trust | indybay.org | 2020-11-01
Online event, register now: | us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_g1S0…
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/10/31/1883799…

Some good news: Australia records zero Covid cases for first time in nearly five months
rt.com | 2020-11-01
As European nations rush headlong into lockdowns and several countries post record case numbers, it's not all doom and gloom on the Covid front; Australia has reported no new community infections for the first time since June. | The development paves the way for a further easing of harsh lockdown restrictions that have been in place in the country, particularly in the state of Victoria, which accounts for the vast majority of Australia's 907 deaths related to the disease. | Sunday saw Australia record no new daily infections for the first time since June 9. "Thank you to all of our amazing health & public heal…
rt.com/news/505186-australia-covid19-zer…

Monday 11/2: America Is On The Ballot: Indian Country Unites to Vote
Collier Freedom Movement | indybay.org | 2020-11-01
Online event…
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Canadian opposition aghast as Trudeau responds to violence over Mohammed cartoons by saying freedom of expression must have LIMITS
rt.com | 2020-11-01
Canadian opposition party leader Erin O'Toole was appalled by Justin Trudeau's tepid support for "free speech" in the face of Islamist attacks over Mohammed cartoons, saying the prime minister is undermining a pillar of democracy. | "It is very disturbing when the prime minister sends the signal that he is not protecting freedom of expression," O'Toole said Saturday on Twitter. | It is one of the pillars of our democracy, and without it, we slide into ignorance. | O'Toole's rebuke came one day after Trudeau respon…
rt.com/news/505168-trudeau-speech-freedo…

Turkey Extends Seismic Survey in Disputed East Mediterranean Area
sputniknews.com | 2020-11-01
ANKARA (Sputnik) – Turkey's Oruc Reis research vessel will continue its seismic exploration in the disputed area of the Eastern Mediterranean, near the Greek islands of Rhodes and Kastellorizo, until 14 November, the navy's Office of Navigation, Hydrography and Oceanography has announced.
sputniknews.com/middleeast/2020110110809…

What if Everyone on Campus Understood Money?: A Response to Chronicle of Higher Ed Columnist Allison Vaillancourt
Maxximilian Seijo | mronline.org | 2020-11-01
Let's give credit where it's due: After experiencing decades of neoliberal austerity and serving for nearly as long as pawns in tiresome culture wars, public higher education workers know all too well how the money works on our campuses and in our states. Students and alumni are the major sources of revenue; graduate workers and …
mronline.org/2020/11/01/what-if-everyone…

Large caravan through Miami demands end to Cuba blockade
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2020-11-01
Miami, FL – A caravan of some 60 cars and 15 bicycles made up a caravan against the Cuba blockade, October 25 in Miami. It was the fourth caravan here since July. Those in attendance overcame not only threats by right-wing Cubans in the area, but pouring rain in the early morning hours before the 8 a.m. departure. | Initiated by YouTube personality El Proteston Cubano, the caravan included other important individuals and organizations from within Miami's Cuban community, including the Jose Marti Cultural Association; YouTube personalities El Diez de Octubre and Yadira Escobar; a number of people formerly act…
fightbacknews.org/2020/11/1/large-carava…

From One Struggle to Another, Abolition Now! Mumia Abu Jamal
Mumia Abu-Jamal | globalresearch.ca | 2020-11-01
When one thinks of the term abolition, there is a tendency to see it as a threat emerging from the left. Another perspective understands, however, that abolition is a natural response to a situation that has become untenable. | What condition …
globalresearch.ca/from-one-struggle-anot…

Video Allegedly Showing Destruction of Armenian Trucks Carrying Ammo Shared by Azerbaijani Military
sputniknews.com | 2020-11-01
Azerbaijan and Armenia have been locked in an intense conflict for over a month after the two sides accused each other of breaching the armistice existing in the breakaway Nagorno-Karabakh republic. Despite efforts to restore the truce, the two sides continue to exchange fire.
sputniknews.com/world/202011011080944718…

Close to 1 ton of illicit drugs busted in Kerman province
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2020-11-01
TEHRAN, Nov. 01 (MNA) — The police forces of Kerman province in central Iran seized 950 kilograms of illicit drugs in a single operation on Saturday.
en.mehrnews.com/news/165412/Close-to-1-t…

Super Typhoon Goni Strikes the Philippines as 'Strongest Landfalling Tropical Cyclone on Record,' Spurring Calls for Climate Justice
Jessica Corbett, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2020-11-01
The storm, known locally as Rolly, left at least 10 people dead and nearly 400,000 displaced. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
commondreams.org/news/2020/11/01/super-t…

At least two dead in Quebec stabbing
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2020-11-01
TEHRAN, Nov. 01 (MNA) — At least two people have reportedly been stabbed to death in the Canadian city of Quebec.
en.mehrnews.com/news/165400/At-least-two…

No beer for the Chancellor: Iconic Berlin political pub blacklists Merkel and cronies for ordering new lockdown
rt.com | 2020-11-01
The German officials behind the country's month-long partial lockdown, during which all restaurants will be closed, are no longer welcome at the 'Standige Vertretung,' an iconic Berlin pub catering to the political class. | The owners of the pub voiced their anger over the decision to partially shut down the German economy to slow down the spread of Covid-19. In a video statement on Facebook they said the government has failed to prepare the country for the second wave of the disease, unlike many restaurants, i…
rt.com/news/505177-merkel-banned-berlin-…

Trick or Treat! Macabre and Eerie Costumes of 2020 Halloween Season
sputniknews.com | 2020-11-01
The spooky season has finally reached its apogee, welcoming people around the world to put on scary makeup and costumes and join in revelries on the occasion of All Hallows' Eve, celebrated on 31 October.
sputniknews.com/photo/202011011080944377…

Beyond Plague Urbanism
Andy Merrifield | mronline.org | 2020-11-01
Over the centuries, humans have survived tragedy through the incredible stoicism of not moving, of standing one's ground, of resisting, of engaging in tremendous creativity. Perhaps we can use the time alone to think collectively, to reflect together on how we might reconstruct the public realm of our cities.
mronline.org/2020/10/31/beyond-plague-ur…

Iran's foreign trade value hits over $38bn in 7 months: IRICA
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2020-11-01
TEHRAN, Nov. 01 (MNA) — President of the Islamic Republic of Iran Customs Administration (IRICA) put the country's total value of foreign trade at $38.278 billion in the seven months of the current Iranian calendar year (from March 21 to Oct. 22).
en.mehrnews.com/news/165431/Iran-s-forei…

When Power Speaks
Jennifer Matsui | counterpunch.org | 2020-11-01
The language of power reassures and obfuscates. Rather than communicate ideas, it's a tool that enables the overclass to impart self-serving platitudes that intentionally trigger associations with things generally considered 'nice'. Take for example, "wellness", — an industry that seeks to replace universal healthcare with New Age quackery. The word itself conveys yoga pants, sunrises…
counterpunch.org/2020/11/01/when-power-s…

Affordable Housing Developers Set their Sights On Former Toxic Oil Fields
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2020-11-01
California – On a busy corner in Vista Hermosa, a neighborhood just west of downtown Los Angeles, early signs of construction have begun on a 7-story, 64-unit apartment building called Firmin Court. The project's developer, the Decro Group, has pledged that the new building, which is one of six active multi-family developments under construction in a five-block radius, will provide supportive and affordable housing for "chronically homeless individuals, persons at risk of becoming homeless, and low-income families."
popularresistance.org/affordable-housing…

Best medical tour operator in Iran
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2020-11-01
TEHRAN, Nov. 01 (MNA) — At the beginning of the new millennium, and in the light of advanced technologies in the field of transportation, geographical boundaries and long distances have become virtually meaningless.
en.mehrnews.com/news/165407/Best-medical…

Sunday 11/1: Dia de los Muertos & All Saints Day: The Lives Lost to Pandemics of COVID, Poverty, Racism
Kairos Center, Poor People's Campaign | indybay.org | 2020-11-01
Online via livestream…
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/10/31/1883798…

Archbishop Viganà≤: Open Letter to Donald Trump, Warns About 'Great Reset' Plot to 'Subdue Humanity,' Destroy Freedom
His Excellency Carlo Maria Viganà≤ | globalresearch.ca | 2020-11-01
His Excellency, Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganà≤, has written yet another open letter to President Donald J. Trump. Read it in its entirety below. It is available in PDF by clicking here. Read it in Italian here….
globalresearch.ca/archbishop-vigano-warn…

Police lock Djab Wurrung activists out of camp
Kathy Fairfax | greenleft.org.au | 2020-11-01
Victoria Police removed the last few protesters on October 30 from the site of a hotly-contested new highway extension between Ararat and Buangor.
greenleft.org.au/content/police-lock-dja…

At least 2 dead, 5 injured after man in 'medieval clothes' goes on stabbing spree in Quebec
rt.com | 2020-11-01
At least two people were killed and five more wounded in a stabbing attack in Quebec, Canada on early Sunday morning. Police have arrested the suspect. | The attack took place near the regional parliament building. Police said the assailant was armed with a bladed weapon and dressed in "medieval clothes." | According to local media, at least two people were killed, while five more were hospitalized. | After a brief manhunt, the suspect was arrested at around 1am local time. The police have yet to provide any details about his identity or possible motive. | Le suspect a été arrêté. Deux décès sont confirmés. Pl…
rt.com/news/505172-quebec-mass-stabbing-…

Leader appoints a new member of Guardian Council
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2020-11-01
TEHRAN, Nov. 01 (MNA) — In a directive, Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei appointed Hojjatoleslam Seyyed Ahmad Khatami as a member of the Guardian Council on Sunday.
en.mehrnews.com/news/165433/Leader-appoi…

Canadian opposition aghast as Trudeau responds to violence over Mohammed cartoons by saying freedom of expression must have LIMITS
rt.com | 2020-11-01
Canadian opposition party leader Erin O'Toole was appalled by Justin Trudeau's tepid support for "free speech" in the face of Islamist attacks over Mohammed cartoons, saying the prime minister is undermining a pillar of democracy. | "It is very disturbing when the prime minister sends the signal that he is not protecting freedom of expression," O'Toole said on Saturday on Twitter. | It is one of the pillars of our democracy, and without it, we slide into ignorance. | O'Toole's rebuke came one day after Trudeau res…
rt.com/news/505168-trudeau-speech-freedo…

Iran registers 7,719 COVID-19 cases in 24 hours
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2020-11-01
TEHRAN, Nov. 01 (MNA) — The Iranian Health Ministry has confirmed 7,719 COVID-19 infections and 434 deaths due to the disease in the past 24 hours.
en.mehrnews.com/news/165420/Iran-registe…

UN urged to condemn insulting to Holy Prophet (PBUH)
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2020-11-01
TEHRAN, Nov. 01 (MNA) — Islamic Association of Philippine Alumni called on the Secretary General of the United Nations António Guterres to condemn the France's insulting to the Holy Prophet of Islam (PBUH).
en.mehrnews.com/news/165405/UN-urged-to-…

'Very excited' astronomers discover activity on rare CENTAUR hybrid of comet and asteroid
rt.com | 2020-11-01
A team of "very excited" astronomers have discovered activity around a rare type of space object that's rocky like an asteroid but also clouded in dust and gas, like a comet. | These unusual celestial bodies are known as Centaurs, like the half-man and half-horse creature from Greek mythology. They are actually minor planets and originated way out in the icy Kuiper Belt, on the edge of our solar system. | The objects are incredibly rare — in fact, despite astronomers relentlessly scanning the skies, only 18 active Centaurs have been discovered since 1927. They are also immensely difficult to observe becau…
rt.com/news/505194-centaur-comet-activit…

Debt, Land and Money, from Polanyi to the New Economic Archaeology
Prof Michael Hudson | globalresearch.ca | 2020-11-01
Inspiration for The Great Transformation in…
globalresearch.ca/debt-land-money-polany…

Social Movements Can Win Even With a Hostile Supreme Court
Staff | truthout.org | 2020-10-31
With the confirmation of Amy Coney Barrett, how will the Supreme Court decide future cases? Most people will probably think of it as a "6-3 Court" and expect decisions based on the number of justices nominated by each of the two ruling parties. Shelby County v. Holder, which struck down parts of the Voting Ri…
truthout.org/articles/social-movements-c…

Don't Let the Supreme Court Open the Door to More Discrimination Against LGBTQ People
Gabriel Arkles | commondreams.org | 2020-10-31
LGBTQ people already get turned away from food banks, shelters and more. The high court's decision in Fulton could make things worse. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
commondreams.org/views/2020/10/31/dont-l…

[Editorial] The US election 2020
The Lancet | thelancet.com | 2020-10-31
100 years ago, voters in the presidential election of 1920 were weary, trepidatious, and living with the spectre of pandemic and uncertainty. After the carnage of World War 1 and the multiple waves of influenza that enveloped the world between 1918 and 1920 (of the 50 million lives lost, 675‚Äà000 were American), the US economy had sunk into a deep recession as it adjusted to post-wartime production and consumption. Presidential candidate Warren G Harding expounded that "America's present need is not heroics, but healing; not nostrums, but normalcy".
thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PI…(20)32260-1/fulltext?rss=yes

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

A reply to the Morenoites on support for militarization of Brazilian elections
wsws.org | 2020-10-31
The slanderous rant sent to the WSWS by the editor of the Brazilian edition of the Morenoite Izquierda Diario website exposes his own organization's hostility to Trotskyism.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/10/31/mrtb…

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

Wednesday 11/4: 2020 Election & Protecting Democracy After We Vote w/ Common Cause
Common Cause | indybay.org | 2020-10-31
Online via Zoom…
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/10/31/1883798…

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

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

Wednesday 11/4: SFPD Election Protection
Martha Hubert | indybay.org | 2020-10-31
SFPD, 630 Valencia @ 17th Street…
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/10/31/1883797…

[World Report] US election 2020: the future of the Affordable Care Act
Susan Jaffe | thelancet.com | 2020-10-31
President Donald Trump pledges to replace the Affordable Care Act while his Democratic opponent Joe Biden offers detailed proposals to improve it. Susan Jaffe reports from Washington, DC.
thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PI…(20)32201-7/fulltext?rss=yes

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

Greens advance as Labor returned in Qld election
Alex Bainbridge | greenleft.org.au | 2020-10-31
The most important result of the Queensland election is the advance of the Greens, which have increased the party's representation from one to at least two members of parliament, writes Alex Bainbridge.
greenleft.org.au/content/greens-advance-…

Sunday 11/1: Your Vote is Power in Action 2020 Election Livestream w/ MoveOn
MoveOn | indybay.org | 2020-10-31
Online via livestream…
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/10/31/1883798…

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

The Email and the Election
Christopher Brauchli | commondreams.org | 2020-10-31
A few examples from two senders follow but their emails are nothing more than representative of the dozens that arrive each day during the election season. | www.flickr.com/photos/rachel-johnson/429…
commondreams.org/views/2020/10/31/email-…

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

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

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

Youth Activists Are Transforming the Election by Leading Protesters to the Polls
Staff | truthout.org | 2020-10-31
For the past decade, ever since students at 100 universities staged protests in solidarity with Occupy Wall Street demonstrations, youth activism in the United States has been on the rise. Youth organizers involved in the Movement for Black Lives have played a
truthout.org/articles/youth-activists-ar…

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

'So, So Cruel': Rights Advocates, Biden Campaign Sound Alarm About Immigration Agenda Stephen Miller Is Crafting for Trump's Second Term
Jessica Corbett, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2020-10-31
According to the Democratic nominee, "This agenda is designed to do one thing only: divide our communities with cheap, xenophobic rhetoric, and demonize those seeking to make legitimate asylum claims." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
commondreams.org/news/2020/10/31/so-so-c…

US Secretary of State insists Sri Lanka lines up against China
wsws.org | 2020-10-31
The US has been hostile to China's influence in strategically important Sri Lanka, as preparations for a US-instigated war against China are escalated.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/10/31/pomp…

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

November Surprise: President Maduro Warns of U.S. Plot
teleSUR, CE | telesurenglish.net | 2020-10-31
Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro has warned of a new terror plot by foreign agents which aim to disrupt the November electoral campaign. | RELATED: | 'Refinery Explosion Was a Terrorist Attack,' President Maduro | "We have captured information from sectors abroad that speak of November 1, actions of attacks and violence to try, they say, to create the image of chaos and crisis in Venezuela. And, they say, try to turn the vote in the state of Florida," denounced the President.
telesurenglish.net/news/november-surpris…

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

Clare Moseley on the horrific plight of English Channel migrants: "They are asking for help, but being treated like criminals"
wsws.org | 2020-10-31
The founder of refugee charity Care4Calais spoke with the WSWS about this week's horrific loss of life on the English Channel, including the deaths of three children.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/10/31/chan…

Spanish police make ludicrous claim Russia plotted to invade Catalonia
wsws.org | 2020-10-31
Spain's paramilitary police also made basesless allegations that WikiLeaks publisher Julian Assange was party to a plot involving 10,000 Russian troops attacking Spain.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/10/31/madr…

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

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

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

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

Colombia: 3 Killed in New Massacre Reported in Cauca
telesurenglish.net | 2020-10-31
Indepaz reported this Saturday the new massacre, which already adds up to 70 in 2020 in the Andean nation. | Two women and a man were killed in a rural area of the municipality of Mercaderes, department of Cauca, in southwestern Colombia, where six months ago they killed community leader Alvaro Daza and three of his relatives. | RELATED: | Colombia: Social Organizations Denounce New Massacre in Cauca | The Institute of Studies for Development and Peace (Indepaz) reported this Sat…
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Radical Neoliberalism Was Born And Will Die In Chile
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2020-10-31
A wave of Indigenous peoples supporting the Luis Arce-David Choquehuanca presidential ticket defeated the main right-wing candidate, Carlos Mesa by 20 points, restoring democracy to Bolivia. Just days later around 80% of Chilean voters decided by referendum to re-found their nation with a new constitution. These momentous events represent twin victories for Latin American independence, the rejection of radical neoliberalism, a desire for socio-economic reform, and the insistence on self-determination from the bottom-up.
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What is at stake in the study of settler colonialism?
Eds. | mronline.org | 2020-10-31
Settler colonialism, those colonial processes based on the aim of permanently settling metropolitan populations on indigenous lands, and–crucially–the struggle against it, have been at the centre of many of the key political developments of the last three decades.
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Caucasus issues must be resolved politically, diplomatically
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2020-10-31
TEHRAN, Oct. 31 (MNA) — Top Adviser to Leader of Islamic Revolution for International Affairs said that Caucasus issues should be settled politically, stating that Islamic world will stand against insult of French Magazine to Holy Prophet.
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"Sailors do not go to the sea alone" wins at Kenya FilmFest
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2020-10-31
TEHRAN, Oct. 31 (MNA) — Iranian documentary "Sailors do not go to the sea alone" received the Diploma of Honor for Best Feature Documentary at the Kenya International Sports Film Festival.
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Why Canada Must Release Meng Wan Zhou
K.J. Noh | dissidentvoice.org | 2020-10-31
Few things are as dangerous as a poorly thought-out kidnapping. Kidnappings are serious business, often with unintended consequences. History is replete with dim-witted criminals who engaged in them on a whim, only to discover adverse outcomes far beyond their imagining. One dramatic example happened 90 years ago this week: On October 24th, a mother with …
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Iran COVID-19 update: 386 deaths, 7,820 cases in 24 hours
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2020-10-31
TEHRAN, Oct. 31 (MNA) — The Iranian Health Ministry has confirmed 7,820 COVID-19 infections and 386 deaths due to the disease in the past 24 hours.
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Helicopters Over DC Protesters Broke Regulations
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2020-10-31
Two D.C. National Guard helicopters that flew low over protesters in Washington, D.C., on the night of June 1 were not properly authorized to be there — and were directed by a lieutenant colonel who was far from the scene, driving home in his car, according to an initial investigation by the D.C. National Guard. | The superior officer who authorized the deployment claimed he didn't know that the regulations required him to have higher-level approval to use the helicopters at all, and that in any case, he in no way told the lieutenant colonel that the helicopters should be used for crowd dispersal.
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UN 'stands ready to assist' in Aegean Sea earthquake tragedy — Guterres
news.un.org | 2020-10-31
Secretary-General António Guterres is saddened by the loss of life and damage caused by the powerful earthquake in the Aegean Sea on Friday.
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Dumping Fukushima's Water into the Ocean… Seriously?
Robert Hunziker | dissidentvoice.org | 2020-10-31
(Reuters) For nearly a decade the crippled Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant has been streaming radioactive water into the Pacific Ocean. As it happens, TEPCO (Tokyo Electric Power Co.) struggles to control it. Yet, the bulk of the radioactive water is stored in more than 1,000 water tanks. Assuredly, Japan's government has made an informal …
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Penguin Climate Activists Block Berlin Airport Opening
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2020-10-31
Berlin – The climate justice group 'Am Boden bleiben', a member of the international Stay Grounded network, today blocks the opening of the new airport in Berlin with protest actions. The opening of the BER had been delayed for nine years, after a series of expensive construction and corruption issues. Am Boden bleiben carries out an action of civil disobedience and says that there is no room for new airports in times of climate crisis. You can follow the action live on the Twitter accounts of Am Boden bleiben and Stay Grounded.
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Rahbari urges artists to return Order of Arts & Letters
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2020-10-31
TEHRAN, Oct. 31 (MNA) — The former conductor of the Tehran Symphony Orchestra Ali Rahbari called on the Iranian artists to return their Chevalier of Arts & Letters due to the French president's support for insulting the Holy Prophet of Islam (PBUH).
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Peace Organizations Win Fight For Records On Explosives At Naval Base
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2020-10-31
Washington – On August 31, 2020, Judge Ronald B. Leighton ordered the release of eleven records that the Navy had provided to Plaintiffs in 2012 in the course of a National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) lawsuit that were sealed later in 2012 in a secret court hearing. Judge Leighton also lifted a gag order imposed upon Plaintiffs over seven years ago. | Following the ruling by Judge Leighton, on October 23, 2020, Judge Thomas S. Zilly in the U.S. District Court in Tacoma ordered the Navy to pay legal fees incurred by two peace…
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[Clinical Picture] A baby with red plaques on the face and a first-degree heart block: neonatal lupus
Sayed Meelad Habib, Maarten H Vermeer | thelancet.com | 2020-10-31
A 3-month-old boy was brought by his mother to our clinic who had noticed that her child had developed several round red lesions on his face (figure). She said that the problem had begun 3 weeks post partum. The baby had been born at full term following an uncomplicated pregnancy. The patient's mother was fit and well with no medical history of note–specifically she did not report any previous infections, or dermatological or autoimmune diseases.
thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PI…(20)32176-0/fulltext?rss=yes

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

[Correspondence] The effect of Medicare for All on rural hospitals
Ankit Agarwal, Trevor J Royce | thelancet.com | 2020-10-31
Alison Galvani and colleagues1 robustly modelled the effect of the Medicare for All Act on US national health expenditures and outcomes. Spending on hospital care and physician or clinical services accounts for 53% of total spending. Their model assumes that Medicare rates are uniformly 22% lower than are private-payer rates and that, by switching all fees to Medicare rates, overall reimbursements will be 6% lower for hospitals and 7% lower for physicians.
thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PI…(20)32210-8/fulltext?rss=yes

Autumn attracting skydivers to Yazd
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2020-10-31
YAZD, Oct. 31 (MNA) — The number of skydivers and aficionados coming to the central Iranian province of Yazd has been growing in the past weeks after the onset of autumn and its suitable wind conditions.
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Sustainable urbanization critical to COVID-19 recovery, better quality of life
news.un.org | 2020-10-31
Cities will be critical for the world to recover from the COVID-19 pandemic and the worst recession for decades, according to the latest report published by UN-Habitat, the UN agency working on urban issues.
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Wednesday 11/4: After the Vote 2020: National Mobilization Call w/ Center for Popular Democracy
Center for Popular Democracy | indybay.org | 2020-10-31
Online event…
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TPOI pursuing launch of bartering deal with 10 countries
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2020-10-31
TEHRAN, Oct. 31 (MNA) – Deputy Ministry of Industry, Mine and Trade said that Trade Promotion Organization of Iran (TPOI) is pursuing the operationalization of bartering deal with 10 countries.
en.mehrnews.com/news/165363/TPOI-pursuin…

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

The United States Government Is The Biggest Criminal Organisation in the World
Rod Driver | zcomm.org | 2020-10-31
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Defense agreement with US is a blow to India's strategic autonomy
Newsclick | peoplesdispatch.org | 2020-10-31
Newsclick's Prabir Purkayastha analyzes the Basic Exchange and Cooperation Agreement (BECA) which was signed between India and the United States during the recent 2+2 ministerial dialogue in New Delhi…
peoplesdispatch.org/2020/10/31/defense-a…

Venezuela Celebrates 79 Years of Ali Primera
teleSUR, CE | telesurenglish.net | 2020-10-31
Venezuela celebrated the 79th anniversary of the birth of the popular singer-songwriter, Alí ‚Äã‚ÄãPrimera, on Saturday. | RELATED: | Cuba, Venezuela Commemorate 20 Years of Unity and Cooperation | A mural was inaugurated on the Intercommunal Avenue of El Valle, which was made through a sketch by the artist José Escalona, while the execution was carried out by the Brushstrokes of Artisans Muralist Brigade collective whose members were accompani…
telesurenglish.net/news/venezuela-celebr…

Wednesday 11/4: Action for Justice and Democracy / Protect the Results
Unitarian Universalist Society of S.F. | indybay.org | 2020-10-31
1187 Franklin @ Geary St., San Francisco…
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'Trump Is KILLING Americans': As US Cases Top 9 Million, Stanford Study Ties President's Rallies to Covid-19 Spread
Jessica Corbett, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2020-10-31
The analysis links 18 rallies to over 30,000 cases and 700 deaths—but doesn't include events in October, when states saw infections surge. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
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United States rockets past 100,000 daily cases
wsws.org | 2020-10-31
There were more than 500,000 confirmed coronavirus cases in the United States over the past seven days, measured both by the daily new case counts and the seven-day running average.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/10/31/usco…

[Correspondence] Asymptomatic health-care worker screening during the COVID-19 pandemic — Authors' reply
Thomas A Treibel, Charlotte Manisty, Mervyn Andiapen, Corinna Pade, Melanie Jensen, Marianna Fontana, Xosé Couto-Parada, Teresa Cutino-Moguel, Mahdad Noursadeghi, James C Moon | thelancet.com | 2020-10-31
Kevin Fennelly and Christopher Whalen emphasise that health-care workers (HCWs) are at a higher risk of severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 infection than are the general population. Angela Chow and colleagues describe their experience in Singapore of very low rates of HCW infections and nosocomial transmission when effective personal protective equipment is implemented. We agree with both perspectives, and our Correspondence1 did not contradict either of these viewpoints.
thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PI…(20)32211-X/fulltext?rss=yes

Saturday 10/31: Handmaids: Stop a Fascist Coup
Refuse Fascism Bay Area | indybay.org | 2020-10-31
Harvey Milk Plaza, Castro & Market Street, San Francisco…
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European Central Bank set to expand bond-buying program
wsws.org | 2020-10-31
ECB president Christine Lagarde has said the euro zone recovery is "losing momentum" amid a resurge of COVID-19 infections.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/10/31/ecbr…

As social anger mounts, Quebec unions issue craven appeal to Premier Legault to forego austerity
wsws.org | 2020-10-31
Quebec's major unions issued a joint open letter to the province's right-wing premier earlier this month in which they put forward a series of lies to confuse workers at a time when class tensions are reaching the boiling point.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/10/31/quun…

Thursday 11/12: Expand SCOTUS: The People Demand Court Reform Panel Discussion w/ Demand Justice
Demand Justice | indybay.org | 2020-10-31
Online event…
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/10/30/1883795…

Sunday 11/22: Write Now! SF Bay: Claim Ourselves, Connect With Each Other
Oakland Asian Cultural Center | indybay.org | 2020-10-31
Zoom…
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The Hummingbird Project: Speed is of the essence
wsws.org | 2020-10-31
Two cousins intend to shave milliseconds off the time it takes to make stock market trades and thus earn themselves a fortune.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/10/31/humm…

[Series] Stroke systems of care in high-income countries: what is optimal?
Peter Langhorne, Heinrich J Audebert, Dominique A Cadilhac, Joosup Kim, Patrice Lindsay | thelancet.com | 2020-10-31
Stroke is a complex, time-sensitive, medical emergency that requires well functioning systems of care to optimise treatment and improve patient outcomes. Education and training campaigns are needed to improve both the recognition of stroke among the general public and the response of emergency medical services. Specialised stroke ambulances (mobile stroke units) have been piloted in many cities to speed up the diagnosis, triage, and emergency treatment of people with acute stroke symptoms. Hospital-based interdisciplinary stroke units remain the central feature of a modern stroke service.
thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PI…(20)31363-5/fulltext?rss=yes

[Correspondence] Host or pathogen-related factors in COVID-19 severity?
Christian Gortázar, Francisco J Rodríguez del-Río, Lucas Domínguez, José de la Fuente | thelancet.com | 2020-10-31
Lucy Okell and colleagues1 observed that the transmission of severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) is currently in marked decline in many countries. Okell and colleagues suggest two possible explanations for this decline, namely the effect of lockdowns, physical distancing, and other interventions; or, alternatively, herd immunity. After analysing trends in cumulative deaths over time in many European countries that went into lockdown at different stages of their epidemic, and data obtained from serology studies on the proportion of the population that had the infection previously, Okell an…
thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PI…(20)32215-7/fulltext?rss=yes

Una lucha simultánea en la misma extensión de este hemisferio
| workers.org | 2020-10-31
Por Sergio Rodríguez Gelfenstein El autor, un analista venezolano, envió a Workers World este artículo sobre los acontecimientos en los últimos meses en el hemisferio oeste. El 21 de octubre — Durante los meses finales del año pasado escribí dos artículos en meses sucesivos bajo los títulos " °Arde América Latina!" . . . | Continue reading Una lucha simultánea en la misma extensión de este hemisferio at Workers.org
workers.org/2020/10/52120/?utm_source=rs…

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

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

[Perspectives] Kevin Fenton: pursuing equity and equality in public health
Pamela Das | thelancet.com | 2020-10-31
Kevin Fenton is a public health polymath. He's worked successfully in health prevention and health improvement for more than three decades and is currently the Regional Director of Public Health England (PHE) London and the Regional Director of Public Health for NHS London. "I have a passion for learning and throughout my career it is about looking for the next set of opportunities to make a difference to the people who I have been called to serve", he says.
thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PI…(20)32225-X/fulltext?rss=yes

The Threat of Peace… Why America Needs War With Russia and How To Stop It
Finian Cunningham | thealtworld.com | 2020-10-31
In an interview for Strategic Culture Foundation, veteran activist and author Ron Ridenour shares his insights on the prospects of war and peace | www.strategic-culture.org/wp-content/upl… | In the following interview for Strategic Culture Foundation, veteran activist and author Ron Ridenour shares his insights on the pros…
thealtworld.com/finian_cunningham/the-th…

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