Daily Archives: November 2, 2020

2020-11-02: News Headlines

Staff (2020-11-02). 'No good options' for the military if Trump refuses to concede. therealnews.com The divisions between leadership, rank and file, and politicized law enforcement would be exposed by a contested election, says veteran Danny Sjursen, and the military institution may not survive in the form it has today.

Raul Diego (2020-11-02). Meet the Obama-Era Neoliberals Advising State Governments on Election Day Security. mintpressnews.com A neoliberal think tank filled to the brim with Obama-era national security officials has been advising government officials via states' District Attorney Offices throughout the nation on how to handle potential election violence.

WSWS (2020-11-02). The pandemic and the political record of the SEP in the 2020 election. wsws.org In his speech opening Sunday's final public meeting of the 2020 election, Socialist Equality Party Chairman David North stated, "A great historical crisis—and the pandemic is of that magnitude—reveals and puts to the test the perspectives and programs of all parties." The course of events has vindicated the perspective and program of the Socialist Equality Party.

Tom Conway (2020-11-02). How Donald Trump is undermining the will of the American people. nationofchange.org At stake are thousands of critical votes in a battleground state—as well as the integrity of the entire election.

MEE and agencies (2020-11-02). Algeria: Voters back constitutional changes despite historically low turnout. middleeasteye.net Algeria: Voters back constitutional changes despite historically low turnout | Hirak movement hails Sunday's low turnout as a defeat for the government's strategy to quell popular protests | Mon, 11/02/2020 – 12: 13 | Election workers empty a ballot box at a polling station in Algiers on 1 November 2020 (Reuters) | A proposal to revise Algeria's constitution won the most votes in Sunday's…

Ronda Shelton (2020-11-02). More than 20 percent of Black Tennesseans barred from voting. liberationnews.org As millions of Americans cast their vote in the upcoming Presidential election, more than 20 percent of Black Tennesseans will be unable to participate due to past felony convictions. That's 1 out of 5 Black adult Tennesseans. The state's racial makeup is 78 percent white, 17 percent Black, 1.7 percent Asian, 0.3 percent Native American, …

Liberation Staff (2020-11-02). Election Day live coverage. liberationnews.org Liberation News writers will be bringing you up-to-the-minute reporting on the election from a socialist perspective…

Caitlin Johnstone (2020-11-02). Violence After The Election Will Only Benefit The Powerful: Notes From The Edge Of The Narrative Matrix. thealtworld.com There are plenty of arguments to be made for situations in which intelligent application of force by the citizenry could have good results. Killing each other over which oligarch crony will be the president is not one of those situations about which such arguments can be made. | Please everybody stay cool and live to fight another day. | ~ | Most of the Democratic establishment's arguments are basically "Vote Biden so we can stop deliberately psychologically brutalizing you with nonstop hysterical clickbait about Trump." It's just a more complicated version of "I'll stop hitting you when you give me what I want."

Claudia De la Cruz (2020-11-02). What do the upcoming US elections mean for the working class of the US? peoplesdispatch.org With the US set to hold the most significant elections in recent history, Claudia de la Cruz analyzes the possible outcomes and opportunities…

Lauren Smith (2020-11-02). If the Deep State Wants Biden to Win, He Will. globalresearch.ca Even without a crystal ball, it's predicted that presidential candidate and former Vice-President Joe Biden will win the 2020 United States presidential election. However, this forecast is not based on record voter turnout or the magnitude of bad press generated …

_____ (2020-11-02). Standing By: Right Wing Militia Groups And The US Election. popularresistance.org Militia groups and other armed non-state actors pose a serious threat to the safety and security of American voters. Throughout the summer and leading up to the general election, these groups have become more assertive, with activities ranging from intervening in protests to organizing kidnapping plots targeting elected officials (CNN, 13 October 2020). Both the Department of Homeland Security and the Federal Bureau of Investigation have specifically identified extreme far right-wing and racist movements as a primary risk factor heading into November, describing the election as a potential "flashpoint" for reacti…

_____ (2020-11-02). Deception 2020: Every Vote Counts (Many Restrictions Apply). popularresistance.org In this seventh installment of the Deception 2020 Series, we dig into literal and figurative levers of electoral power. How legit are our elections? And if they aren't, what are we even saying when we say "we're having an election?" Activist Comedian Lee Camp joins us to dig into they specific and myriad ways in which our elections are deeply and bipartisanly rigged.

Andrea Germanos, staff writer (2020-11-02). Citing Potential for Election-Related Violence, Australia and New Zealand Update Warnings Against Travel to US. commondreams.org www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Massoud Nayeri (2020-11-02). Trump Believes in Bullets, Not in Ballots. Working People and the Poor will Suffer the most through this Election. globalresearch.ca People who live in the path of a Hurricane (upon the first warning) take all necessary steps to safeguard themselves, their families and their livelihood. In the world of politics, when political storms are forming, most people are not prepared …

Jonathon Read (2020-11-02). US Election Result Could Spark 'End of Brexit', Claims Peer. globalresearch.ca Labour peer and political commentator Andrew Adonis has claimed that the US election result next week could spark the "end of Brexit". | Lord Adonis, a TNE contributor, provoked a debate after pointing out that if Donald Trump fails to make …

RT (2020-11-02). NO U! Trump & Biden camps accuse each other of seeking to STEAL election with premature victory claims & vote count lawfare. rt.com Trump campaign senior adviser Jason Miller has set off uproar among opponents by suggesting the president's lead will be decisive enough to claim victory on election night, after which Democrats will try and "steal it back." | Miller painted a fairly confident image of Trump's re-election chances during a Sunday interview, but also suggested that any swing in Biden's favor after election day could be Democrats "trying to steal" their way to the top. | "If you speak with many smart Democrats, they believe that President Trump will be ahead on election night, probably getting 280 electoral [votes], somewhere in…

Keisha N. Blain (2020-11-02). This Election, Black Women Are Coming to the Rescue—Again. thenation.com This Election, Black Women Are Coming to the Rescue—Again…

Free RunningWolf (2020-11-02). RunningWolf On Hunger Strike Protesting OPD Interference in 2020 Berkeley Mayoral Election. indybay.org Write-In Berkeley Mayoral Candidate Indigenous Elder Zachary RunningWolf on Day 4 of Hunger Strike protesting OPD's Illegal Election Interference for the Second Cycle in A Row. When you can't afford bail, it's GUILTY until proven INNOCENT.

UCSC Center for Cultural Studies (2020-11-02). Wednesday 11/4: The Morning After: A (Post)Election Conversation. indybay.org RSVP by 11 AM on Wednesday, November 4th to receive Zoom link and password: docs.google.com/…/1FAIpQLScF87nYic3wDo…/viewform…

NAACP (2020-11-02). Wednesday 11/4: NAACP Election 2020 Special Coverage Town Hall (Day 2). indybay.org Virtual Town Hall…

NAACP (2020-11-02). Tuesday 11/3: NAACP Election 2020 Special Coverage (Day 1). indybay.org Onlive via livestream…

Mehr News Agency (2020-11-02). White House's behavior important for Iran, not promise: Zarif. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Nov. 03 (MNA) — Iranian Foreign Minister said that what is important for Iran is how the White House behaves after the US election, not what promises there are.

Mehr News Agency (2020-11-02). California police prepare for possible post-election protests. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Nov. 02 (MNA) — law enforcement officials throughout California say they're ready for what may come after the upcoming US presidential election.

_____ (2020-11-02). Why Is Europe Courting Revolution? strategic-culture.org All eyes remain on the U.S. election, and on fathoming its consequences. But in the shadow of 'The Election', there are other 'moving parts': Germany just offered Washington 'a sweetheart deal' in which, Europe — with Germany leading — accepts to leverage America's full-spectrum strategy of isolating and weakening Russia and China. And in return it is asking the U.S. to acquiesce to German leadership of a 'power-political', European entity that is raised to parity with the U.S. That, bluntly, is to say, Germany is angling for 'superpower' status, atop an EU 'empire' for the new era. Putin recognised s…

Heidi Shierholz (2020-11-02). Thanks to Mitch McConnell, 30 Million Workers Head Into Election Day Unnecessarily Hurting. commondreams.org It is both cruel and terrible economics that Senate Majority leader Mitch McConnell adjourned the Senate last Tuesday with no COVID relief. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Julia Conley, staff writer (2020-11-02). 'We Plan to Stay Relentless': After Pepper-Spray Attack by Police, NC Poll Marchers Vow Return on Election Day. commondreams.org A minister in Alamance County, North Carolina on Monday said he and other voting rights advocates intend to return to the streets on Election Day, three days after police pepper sprayed a gathering of 200 marchers in Graham, N.C. as they held a Get Out the Vote rally. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Robert Reich (2020-11-02). Feeling Frightened on Election Eve? Here Are Some FAQs to Keep You Company. commondreams.org "The last thing Chief Justice Roberts wants is another Bush v. Gore." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

commondreams (2020-11-02). Unions' Joint Statement Demands That Every Vote Count, as Leaders Outline Steps to Protect Integrity of Election. commondreams.org ______________________________…

commondreams (2020-11-02). 350 Action Is All Hands on Deck Before Election Day. commondreams.org ______________________________…

commondreams (2020-11-02). A New Petition Tells the Defense Secretary and Joint Chiefs of Staff: Refuse Any Order by Trump to Interfere with the Election. commondreams.org ______________________________…

Eds. (2020-11-02). Jacindamania and the Aotearoa New Zealand elections of 2020: Hopes and potentialities. mronline.org The New Zealand elections as a gain and as a limitation for the left — Editors.

John Buell (2020-11-02). Whoever Wins the Election Will Face Severe Eviction Crisis, as 30 Million Brace for Homelessness. commondreams.org Despite the massive mortgage debt overhang and the impending foreclosure crisis there is very little talk about how debt might be restructured or how to house the many who will be left homeless. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Raul Diego (2020-11-02). Freedom of Speech on the Internet is all but Extinct: Facebook's New "Free Speech Court" Is Anything but Independent. globalresearch.ca Freedom of speech on the Internet is all but extinct, and on the eve of the 2020 US elections, a de facto "free speech court" is going to make sure it never comes back. On Facebook at least. | ***…

commondreams (2020-11-02). United Against Trump Statement on the 2020 Election. commondreams.org ______________________________…

Stephen Lendman (2020-11-02). Will Trump and Biden Refuse to Concede if Defeated? globalresearch.ca Trump v. Biden results won't be known for days or weeks post-election because of record early voting by mail or in-person. | According to the US Elections Project, early voting so far reached about 62% of total 2016 turnout as of …

L'Ordre (2020-11-02). Why Do Presidents Break Their Promises? dissidentvoice.org Why does the state continue to act the same after elections? It is unforgivable if there is even one apparently critical area of policy that cannot be overturned by an election, because this makes all so-called elections illegitimate mockeries and shallow rituals. Why do elected leaders so often betray their campaign promises? Every time, even …

Kenny Stancil, staff writer (2020-11-02). Turning White House Into a 'Fortress'? Federal Agents to Install 'Non-Scalable' Fence Just Before Election Day. commondreams.org "Does this feel like preparation for a peaceful transfer of power?" | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

ERA Coalition (2020-11-02). Friday 11/6: The Election, the ERA and an #Equal Future Post-Election Wrap-up w/ ERA Coalition. indybay.org Online event…

Roger Harris (2020-11-02). Left-Democrats Abandon Struggle for the Working Class to the Right. counterpunch.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

RT (2020-11-02). Biden 'no antidote' to Trump, military-industrial complex and Wall Street win either way — Jimmy Dore to RT. rt.com It's 'nuts' to expect Joe Biden and Kamala Harris to turn left after getting into power, and their record is actually worse than that of President Donald Trump, progressive commentator Jimmy Dore told RT's Going Underground. | "The idea that Joe Biden is the antidote to Donald Trump — when he has a worse record — is mental gymnastics, games that people have to play in their head, because they can't stand [Trump] being such a jacka** on television," Dore told Afshin Rattansi during Monday's broadcast. | "These are the people that they're giving as an antidote to Donald Trump? In many respects they're…

Editor (2020-11-02). Biden's Potential War Cabinet Is Troublesome. scheerpost.com by Mariamne Everett "Let's bring decency and integrity back to the White House." I can't count the number of times I have heard and read this phrase uttered by U.S. expats here in Paris, France. As one of many American expats living here, of course I share in the desire for an end to a Donald Trump presidency. But at what cost? And will a Biden presidency — which promises a return to "normalcy"… |

Mel Gurtov (2020-11-02). In Defense of Confucius Institutes. counterpunch.org Readers may be surprised to learn that while disputes between the US and China over trade, human rights, and the pandemic are making headlines, educational exchange programs are Washington's chief target these days. These programs are easy marks for an administration that wants to demonstrate toughness with Beijing. It is arousing suspicion about several categories

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.

Hans Baer (2020-11-02). Ecosocialism: an alternative to global capitalism. mronline.org Over the past four decades or so, various leftists have become more sensitive to the environmental degradation in developed and developing capitalist societies and post-revolutionary societies, particularly in the former Soviet Union and, in recent times, China.

Binoy Kampmark (2020-11-02). Begging Outrage: British Journalists for Assange. counterpunch.org Even that title strikes an odd note. It should not. The Fourth Estate, historically reputed as the chamber of journalists and publishers keeping an eye on elected officials, received a blast of oxygen with the arrival of WikiLeaks. This was daring, rich stuff: scientific journalism in the trenches, news gathering par excellence. But what Julian

Ramzy Baroud (2020-11-02). What Does Israel Have against Palestinian Singer, Mohammed Assaf? counterpunch.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

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). "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.

Federico Fuentes (2020-11-02). Maduro's anti-blockade law deepens debate over revolution's future. zcomm.org Maduro proposed the new anti-blockade law, arguing it is essential to helping circumvent the sanctions. But some sectors believe it represents an important departure from the socialist policies of his predecessor, Hugo Chávez…

WSWS (2020-11-02). The World Socialist Web Site's exposure of the 1619 Project and the defense of historical truth. wsws.org The most powerful weapon the working class has is the knowledge of the historical experiences through which it has passed, in order to know what it has won, what it must defend today and how it must fight to achieve socialism in the future.

_____ (2020-11-02). Educator Speaks Out Against Unsafe Conditions, Lack Of Resources. popularresistance.org A middle school educator in Knoxville, Tennessee recently came forward to speak with the World Socialist Web Site about the unsafe conditions at her school. Knox County currently has nearly 13,000 cases of COVID-19 and 92 deaths, making it the third most affected county in the state, behind Shelby (Memphis) and Davidson (Nashville) counties. | With the abandonment of even the most rudimentary safety measures at schools and other workplaces, cases in Tennessee have continued to surge in recent months. October has been the state's deadliest month of the pandemic, with over 700 succumbing to the virus.

Julia Conley, staff writer (2020-11-02). Shell Oil Asked What People Are Willing to Do to Reduce Emissions. 'I'm Willing to Hold You Accountable," Said Ocasio-Cortez. commondreams.org Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez on Monday denounced the "audacity" of Shell Oil, the international multi-billion-dollar oil and gas company, after it waded into the global discussion about the climate crisis by asking members of the public what they would do to reduce carbon emissions. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Joe Gill (2020-11-02). Israeli drone maker targeted by activists in UK on Balfour anniversary. middleeasteye.net Israeli drone maker targeted by activists in UK on Balfour anniversary | Elbit Systems UK factories are hit in direct action protests to 'decommemorate' 1917 declaration over ongoing UK complicity in dispossession of Palestinians | Mon, 11/02/2020 – 15: 23 | Pro-Palestine activists locked themselves to the gates of UAV Engines' Shenstone factory, where motors for Elbit Systems UK drones are built, on Monday (Scre…

_____ (2020-11-02). 'Let The World Remember How We Lost Palestine'. popularresistance.org Occupied Palestine – Today, Palestinians and human rights advocates around the world are marking 103 years since the Balfour Declaration was issued on November 2, 1917. | Using the hashtag #Balfour103, Palestinian and pro-Palestine activists have called to participate in a campaign they launched to commemorate the 103rd anniversary of the Balfour Declaration, rejecting the ominous promise. | The Balfour Declaration was issued by Britain when Arthur James Balfour, Former Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, sent a letter to Lord Lionel Walter Rothschild, one of the leaders of the World Zionist movement…

Anya Parampil (2020-11-02). Survivors of Bolivia coup massacre cry out for justice — A Grayzone original documentary. thegrayzone.com The Grayzone traveled to Bolivia to produce this documentary investigating the coup government's massacre of indigenous protesters in the Senkata area of El Alto in November 2019. We interviewed family members of victims and human rights lawyers trying to hold the Jeanine àÅñez transitional administration to justice. By Anya Parampil Camera, editing and scoring by Ben Norton…

Peoples Dispatch (2020-11-02). 100+ days without Garifuna community members. peoplesdispatch.org Over 100 days have passed since 5 members of the Garifuna community in Triunfo de la Cruz, Honduras were kidnapped by armed men dressed in police uniforms. Four of the five who were abducted are members of OFRANEH, a grassroots organization of the Afro-descendant and indigenous Garifuna community in Honduras. OFRANEH, along with other Honduran and international human rights organizations have been mobilizing to demand their immediate safe return. They have criticized the Honduran government led by Juan Orlando Hernández for its lack of seriousness and will to find those responsible and bring the disappeared home…

Binoy Kampmark (2020-11-02). Sawing the Sacred: Felling the Djab Wurrung Directions Tree. dissidentvoice.org Djab Wurrung women are in an abusive relationship with Victoria's government. — Sissy Eileen Austin, The Guardian, September 14, 2019 It was a penultimate day in the Australian state of Victoria. The state government had announced that some of harshest coronavirus lockdown restrictions in the developed world would be easing. Melbourne's restaurants, bars and cafes …

Dr. Binoy Kampmark (2020-11-02). Australia's Harshest Lockdown Restrictions and the Sawing of the Djab Wurrung People's Sacred "Directions Tree" globalresearch.ca "Djab Wurrung women are in an abusive relationship with Victoria's government." — Sissy Eileen Austin, It was a penultimate day in the Australian state of Victoria. The state government had announced that some of …

Aaron Maté (2020-11-02). UK Labour civil war? Jeremy Corbyn suspended even as report vindicates him on anti-Semitism smears. thegrayzone.com The UK Labour Party has suspended former leader Jeremy Corbyn, even as a new report underscores that anti-Semitism allegations were a smear campaign against him. Former Labour MP Chris Williamson responds. Former UK Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has been suspended by his successor, neoliberal Blairite Keir Starmer, even as a new report confirms that claims of a Labour "anti-Semitism crisis" under Corbyn's watch were without merit. Former UK Labour MP Chris Williamson, a Corbyn ally who has denounced the anti-Semitism …

Aaron Maté (2020-11-02). UK Labour civil war? Jeremy Corbyn vindicated on anti-Semitism smears, gets suspended anyway. thegrayzone.com The UK Labour Party has suspended former leader Jeremy Corbyn, even as a new report underscores that anti-Semitism allegations were a smear campaign against him. Former Labour MP Chris Williamson responds. Former UK Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has been suspended by his successor, neoliberal Blairite Keir Starmer, even as a new report confirms that claims of a Labour "anti-Semitism crisis" under Corbyn's watch were without merit. Former UK Labour MP Chris Williamson, a Corbyn ally who has denounced the anti-Semitism …

Stephen Lendman (2020-11-02). No Letup in US War on Iran by Other Means Ahead. globalresearch.ca On all things Iran under both right wings of the US war party, transforming the country into a subservient vassal state is a high priority. | Regardless of whether Republicans or Dems control the White House and/or Congress, things won't change …

WSWS (2020-11-02). At least 140 drown in refugee boat disaster off Senegal coast. wsws.org The increasing use of the dangerous route is the outcome of the European powers' migration policies that led thousands of migrants to drown in the Mediterranean.

Paul Dobson (2020-11-02). US Cuts Venezuela's Diesel Lifeline with Sanctions Clampdown. venezuelanalysis.com The move is expected to have a "devastating" impact on agriculture, water treatment and electricity generation.

MEE staff (2020-11-02). Egypt detains two men on 'suspicion' over their sexual orientation: HRW. middleeasteye.net Egypt detains two men on 'suspicion' over their sexual orientation: HRW | Seif Bedour and Ahmed al-Ganzoury are now imprisoned with alleged Fairmont hotel rapists and have been subjected to abuse in custody, rights group says | Mon, 11/02/2020 – 16: 48 | Egyptian authorities arrested Seif Bedour (left) and Ahmed al-Ganzoury (right) for 'suspicion' over their sexual orientation (Human Rights Watch/Private) | Eg…

Ishmael Reed (2020-11-02). Will the Death Cult Prevail Again? counterpunch.org Donald Trump cavalierly accused someone of having swallowed the "Kool-Aid," referring to Jonestown where hundreds of people were lured into suicide by Jim Jones, a cult leader like the president. The difference between Trump's followers, who, including the elderly among them, risk their lives to attend his death rallies, is that the Jonestown casualties didn't threaten the lives of those who weren't members of the cult.

Eric A. Gordon (2020-11-02). George Mann's new CD, 'The Coronavirus Sessions,' pure joy in the struggle. peoplesworld.org I have followed singer/songwriter George Mann at some distance for many years now. I guess more exactly I should say, he's followed me, as the only place I've ever actually heard him live has been in Los Angeles, where I live, and where he's passed though multiple times over his many years of wandering the …

MEE and agencies (2020-11-02). Turkey: Three-year-old girl rescued from collapsed building days after deadly earthquake. middleeasteye.net Turkey: Three-year-old girl rescued from collapsed building days after deadly earthquake | The 6.9 magnitude earthquake has killed at least 85 people in Turkey and Greece since Friday | Mon, 11/02/2020 – 09: 26 | Three-year-old Elif holding the finger of a rescue worker on Monday after she was found under the rubble of a collapsed building, 65 hours following the earthquake struck Izmir (R…

Michael Welton (2020-11-02). They That Hate Me Without a Cause. counterpunch.org "They that hate me without cause are more than the hairs of mine head." — Psalm 69: 4 Carol Emcke, a German philosopher (Habermas supervised her MA and Honneth her Ph.D) and war correspondent, is a sparkling writer. One can sweep through her book, Against Hate (Polity, 2016), gathering numerous arresting diamonds of straight-to-the-heart bon mots.

The Canary (2020-11-02). Delay into Home Secretary bullying inquiry is 'intolerable', Government told. thecanary.co Delays surrounding an investigation into claims Home Secretary Priti Patel bullied staff are "intolerable" and fair to neither side, the Government has been told.Peers have raised concerns at Westminster over the hold-up to the inquiry, which was set up eight months ago.A Cabinet Office investigation was launched in March over allegations that Ms Patel belittled colleagues and clashed with senior officials in three different departments.Sir Philip Rutnam who quit earlier this year and accused Priti Patel of bullying (Helen William/PA)Sir Philip Rutnam, who was the Home Office's permanent secretary, quit earlier t…

Daniel Taylor (2020-11-02). Jeremy Corbyn is the victim of a monstrous campaign of slander. mronline.org After years of being slandered, Jeremy Corbyn has been suspended from the British Labour Party. It's a shocking development.

MEE and agencies (2020-11-02). France set to ban Turkish ultra-nationalist Grey Wolves. middleeasteye.net France set to ban Turkish ultra-nationalist Grey Wolves | The move comes as tensions between Turkey and France are at a high over a range of issues | Mon, 11/02/2020 – 16: 08 | A French army soldier stands guard as a police officer walks by outside the National Armenian Memorial Centre in Decines-Charpieu, near Lyon, on 1 November 2020 (AFP) | France is set to ban the Turkish ultra-nationa…

MEE and agencies (2020-11-02). UAE defends Macron amid France tensions. middleeasteye.net UAE defends Macron amid France tensions | Emirati foreign affairs minister rejects claims that French president expressed intentions to isolate Muslims, while Crown Prince Bin Zayed hails France's 'cultural diversity' | Mon, 11/02/2020 – 12: 16 | UAE's Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Anwar Gargash speaks during a press conference in Sudan's capital Khartoum on 14 January 2020 (AFP)…

Dean Baker (2020-11-02). Record 33.1 Percent Surge Still Leaves GDP 3.5 Percent Below Pre-Pandemic Level. counterpunch.org The trade deficit reached a record in the third quarter. GDP grew at a record 33.1 percent annual rate, as the economy bounced back from the pandemic-driven shutdowns in the second quarter. However, even with this record growth, the economy was still 3.5 percent below its pre-pandemic level. If we assume a modest 2.0 percent

Staff (2020-11-02). "We Never Made It to the Polls": Police in North Carolina Pepper-Spray Voting March, Arresting Eight. democracynow.org Police in Alamance County in North Carolina pepper-sprayed a peaceful get-out-the-vote march Saturday, descending on the crowd after they stopped near a Confederate monument to kneel in honor of George Floyd, who was killed by police in Minneapolis in May. Viral videos of the violent police action show officers in riot gear attacking the marchers, including young children and elderly people, who had intended to walk to a polling place on the last day of early voting in North Carolina. At least eight people were arrested, including march organizer Rev. Greg Drumwright, who says police gave the crowd of hundreds on…

RT (2020-11-02). 'This is our Europe': Macron voices 'shock & grief' over Vienna terror attack, warns 'enemies' will be dealt with. rt.com French President Emmanuel Macron insisted that Europe will not give into terror following a deadly attack in Austria's capital, voicing support for a "friendly country" while threatening retaliation for their shared "enemies." | "We French share the shock and grief of the Austrian people struck this evening by an attack in the heart of their capital, Vienna. After France, a friendly country is attacked," Macron said in a pair of tweets on Monday evening — one in French, the other in This is our…

Tanya Wadhwa (2020-11-02). Amid increased violence, Colombians mobilize in defense of life and peace. peoplesdispatch.org Mobilizations to demand an end to escalating violence in Colombia against social movements and political activists have intensified in recent days. Social movements have converged in the Cauca department as part of a Humanitarian Caravan, while ex-combatants of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC), today part of the Common Alternative Revolutionary Force party, have been marching in the Pilgrimage for Life and Peace. Organizations are demanding that the government take measures to stop the increase in violence and protect the life and integrity of citizens. | Humanitarian Caravan for Life and Def…

The Canary (2020-11-02). Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe 'relieved' at avoiding prison after court hearing. thecanary.co Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe has expressed her relief at not being sent back to prison after appearing before a court in Iran, according to her family.The 42-year-old British-Iranian dual national was told she would be returned to Evin prison in Tehran following Monday's hearing, but it was adjourned before she could put forward a defence, her husband Richard Ratcliffe said.She has been detained in Iran since 2016, when she was sentenced to five years in prison over allegations, which she denies, of plotting to overthrow the Iranian government. | Free Nazanin campaign can confirm that today (Monday 2 November) Nazan…

MEE staff (2020-11-02). Israel's demolitions in West Bank and East Jerusalem reach four-year high. middleeasteye.net Israel's demolitions in West Bank and East Jerusalem reach four-year high | At least 741 Palestinians have lost their homes between January and September | Mon, 11/02/2020 – 12: 32 | An Israeli bulldozer demolishes a Palestinian farm in the village of al-Fikheet within area C, south of the occupied West Bank, 18 October 2020 (AFP) | Israeli demolitions of Palestinian properties have hit a four-year high, makin…

Kaleigh O'Keefe (2020-11-02). Tens of millions locked out of U.S. "democracy" liberationnews.org Tens of millions of residents of the United States and its colonial territories are legally or practically barred from voting every year.

W. T. Whitney Jr. (2020-11-02). Chile voted against fascism; left strives for Allende's wish of a 'people's constitution'. peoplesworld.org Chileans voted in a national referendum on Oct. 25. Commentary reflects what happened: "We began to dig the grave of the Pinochet-era constitution and the market economy," one report said. This was an "overwhelming, historical triumph of the people," declared Chile's El Siglo newspaper. Voters chose either yes or no on holding a constituent assembly …

Wilson Belshaw (2020-11-02). If they expel Corbyn, Labour centrists will open themselves up to the one thing they can't handle. thecanary.co Over the past five years, Labour's most prominent centrists have demonstrated an impressive level of resilience. By that I mean no matter how stupid, wrong, or nasty an idea is, they've been prepared to vocalise it in order to monster Corbyn and the political project behind him. As the media happily joined in, this has meant the centrists' own political ideas have gone half a decade without any serious attention.This could spell trouble ahead.Because if Starmer expels Corbyn and the Labour ghouls lose their bogeyman, they're opening themselves up to the one thing they can't survive: the mildest of public scrutiny…

Areeb Ullah (2020-11-02). Saudi Arabia 'censored' criticism by top economist during T20 summit. middleeasteye.net Saudi Arabia 'censored' criticism by top economist during T20 summit | Nobel Laureate Joseph Stiglitz criticised Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman over the murder of Jamal Khashoggi | Mon, 11/02/2020 – 11: 15 | Joseph Stiglitz shed light on human rights violations in Saudi Arabia during his virtual participation at the Think 20 summit hosted by Riyadh (Screengrab) | Saudi Arabia censored a speech gi…

Eds. (2020-11-02). In defense of Jeremy Corbyn. mronline.org Yesterday, Jeremy Corbyn was suspended as a member of the British Labour Party.

Brett Wilkins, staff writer (2020-11-02). 'Greatest Journalist of His Generation': Robert Fisk, Veteran War Reporter and Fierce Critic of US Imperialism, Dead at 74. commondreams.org The managing editor at The Independent—where Fisk worked for 30 years —called him "fearless, uncompromising, determined, and utterly committed to uncovering the truth and reality at all costs." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

The Canary (2020-11-02). Journalist Robert Fisk dies aged 74. thecanary.co British journalist Robert Fisk has died aged 74 after a short illness, his employer The Independent has announced. | Fisk was one of the best known Middle East correspondents who spent his career reporting from the region and won accolades for challenging mainstream narratives. | Fisk died on Sunday at a hospital in Dublin, shortly after he was taken there after falling ill at his home in the Irish capital. | The Independent, where he had worked since 1989, described him as the most celebrated journalist of his era. | "Fearless, uncompromising, determined and utterly committed to uncovering the truth and reality…

news.un (2020-11-02). Philippines: Humanitarians respond as millions caught in wake of devastating 'super typhoon'. news.un.org UN agencies and humanitarian actors in the Philippines are mobilizing to support communities hit by super Typhoon Goni, which has barrelled across the country, leaving massive devastation in its wake.

_____ (2020-11-02). Trump's Zealots: White Supremacists And Evangelicals. popularresistance.org Let us not be naive. If President Trump recently called on his adoring followers to "liberate" states like Michigan, Virginia, Maryland*, and Minnesota, which all happen to have Democrat governors, this is not about freeing people from the supposed tyranny of lockdown and social distancing measures. What the gun-toting, Trump 2020 and Confederate-flag waving Trump storm-troopers have been organized and likely paid to do, is to make sure the United States goes back to work as soon as possible. Naturally, this is despite the fact that the COVID-19 pandemic is still raging in all 50 states, at various levels, with n…

WSWS (2020-11-02). Metroline bus ballot shows massive strike mandate as Unite runs to ACAS. wsws.org Unite's response to the overwhelming strike mandate was to scurry without delay into the government's Advisory, Conciliation and Arbitration Service (ACAS).

_____ (2020-11-02). Testimonies From The Gloria Quintanilla Women's Cooperative Of Nicaragua. popularresistance.org When a group of campesinas in the community of Santa Julia, Nicaragua founded the Gloria Quintanilla Cooperative in 2008 with the Rural Workers' Association (Asociación de Trabajadores del Campo — ATC), one of their basic rules was that men were not allowed to hurt women. With much struggle, they have rid their rural community of machismo and established a high value on women's work. In collaboration with the ATC and the Sandinista government, the women have fought for and won land titles in their names, their own homes, access to education, improved roads, and most recently, a community water well.

Anita Sinha (2020-11-02). An American History of Separating Families. commondreams.org I initially was unable to answer my students' question of how the U.S. government can engage in such cruelty, until together we realized that family separation is embedded in American history. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

David Solnit, Julie Searle (2020-11-02). 'Choose Democracy, Stop a Coup:' Guerilla Street Mural in Oakland. commondreams.org "This mural is a call to everyone that we need to choose to defend democracy and build the kind of world that we want together." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Anthony Cartalucci (2020-11-02). Thailand's Monarchy and Why the US Targets It. thealtworld.com I attended an annual event Thailand's King Rama 10 presided over and witnessed thousands of Thai people attend to celebrate their culture, history, and their monarchy which is the living embodiment of both. | I explain how Thailand's monarchy is not a Western or Middle Eastern monarchy and should not be analyzed as such. Thailand's monarchy is the key to why the nation has never been colonized by Western imperialists in its 700 year history. | And today Thai people have sent a clear message to US-funded mobs that there are still many who believe in this Thailand and not what the mobs seek to transform it into.

news.un (2020-11-02). Targeting journalists takes a toll on 'societies as a whole' — UN chief. news.un.org When journalists are targeted, "societies as a whole pay a price", the UN chief said on Monday, the International Day to End Impunity for Crimes against Journalists.

Mehr News Agency (2020-11-02). Utmost efforts needed to spread unity among Islamic Ummah. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Nov. 02 (MNA) — Iranian Parliament Speaker's Special Aide for International Affairs said that utmost efforts should be made for spreading unity and amity among Islamic Ummah.

WSWS (2020-11-02). French students denounce inadequate partial lockdown. wsws.org Students denounce abrupt, inadequate second lockdown as confusion and precarity loom large.

Mehr News Agency (2020-11-02). Muslims celebrate birthday of Prophet of Islam, Imam Sadiq. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Nov. 3 (MNA) — Shia Muslims in Iran and around the world observe the birthday anniversary of Holy Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) and Imam Jafar al-Sadiq (PBUH) on Tuesday.

Eugene Nulman (2020-11-02). The Psychosis of Whiteness. zcomm.org Interview with the director of Psychosis of Whiteness, a full length documentary film made in 2018-19, directed by Eugene Nulman…

Julia Conley, staff writer (2020-11-02). ACLU's Closing Argument: 'Everyone Should Be Able to Vote, and Everyone's Vote Should Be Counted'. commondreams.org The national civil liberties group says that it "is at the ready to act swiftly and use all of the tools and resources at our disposal to protect the vote." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Richard Sanders (2020-11-02). Antisemitism Report: By Suspending Corbyn, Starmer Is Tearing Labour Apart. globalresearch.ca It's 35 years since It's approaching a quarter of a century since Tony Blair established himself as Britain's next …

Peoples Dispatch (2020-11-02). Groups in the US plan demonstrations to "protect the results" peoplesdispatch.org A wide range of civil society groups have planned to hold demonstrations in over 170 locations across the US, to "ensure that every vote is counted"

Andrew Emett (2020-11-02). Innocent mother beaten by Philly cops on video filing lawsuit. nationofchange.org Attorneys representing the victim have confirmed she is filing a civil rights case against the police department.

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.

commondreams (2020-11-02). ACLU Comment on Texas Ruling Blocking Efforts to Invalidate Nearly 127,000 Drive-Thru Votes Cast in Harris County. commondreams.org ______________________________…

Collier Freedom Movement (2020-11-02). Monday 11/2: America Is On The Ballot: Indian Country Unites to Vote. indybay.org Online event…

KPFA Saturday Evening News (2020-11-02). 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.

commondreams (2020-11-02). Community Change Action Engages More than 13.14 Million Voters. commondreams.org ______________________________…

Max Abrahms (2020-11-02). France at knifepoint as IS, Al-Qaeda incite new terrorist wave. thealtworld.com Current wave of terrorism in France is reminiscent of recent attacks when IS had caliphate in Syria and Iraq, says professor Max Abrahms | France is believed to be facing a new terrorist threat, similar to the attacks that hit the European country in 2015 and 2016. Some groups representing Islamic State (IS) and Al-Qaeda exploit the outrage over controversial cartoons depicting the Prophet Mohammed. | In October, the country saw several attacks that pushed the government to raise the nationwide terror alert level to maximum. The new terror alert level comes just as France goes into a second national lockdown that…

Mehr News Agency (2020-11-02). Interior Min. hosts COVID-19 Combat, Prevention HQ's meeting. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Nov. 02 (MNA) — The meeting of National Coronavirus Combat and Prevention Headquarters was held at the venue of Interior Ministry on Monday in the presence of Interior Minister Abdolreza Rahmani fazli and Health Minister Saeed Namaki.

Mark Pocan (2020-11-02). Everyone Needs to Do More to Fight COVID-19. commondreams.org We have little room for error if we are going to prevent thousands of people from getting sick and dozens from dying every day. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Mehr News Agency (2020-11-02). Fight against Arrogance a deep-rooted notion in Islamic Rev. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Nov. 02 (MNA) — IRGC statement stressed that "fight against global arrogance" is a deep-rooted notion in principles of the Islamic Revolution of Iran which will not be influenced by power shift between Democrats and Republican.

_____ (2020-11-02). Feds Leverage Civil Disorder Charge Against George Floyd Protester. popularresistance.org Saint Paul, MN — Charges against an Illinois man facing federal felonies from this summer's uprising in Minneapolis showcase the tactics, techniques and procedures applied by the U.S. government against some of the more enthusiastic participants in the George Floyd rebellion. | Repressive responses by the federal government to anti-police protests illustrate the ease with which they can charge and indict people who document their own activities on social media. The case also shows how federal agencies are using their deep access to both physical and technical surveillance to nab targets associated with Geor…

Malavika Vyawahare (2020-11-02). Madagascar's Lemurs Species May Never Recover: The Covid-19 Economic Fallout is Triggering Hunger and Deprivation throughout Sub-saharan Africa. globalresearch.ca The DreamWorks version of Madagascar is exactly that, a fantasy. The island nation is no unpeopled paradise teeming with dancing lemurs, as depicted in the animated Madagascar film. On the contrary, almost all of its lemur species are being

Asa Winstanley (2020-11-02). Israel lobby slaughters Corbyn again. zcomm.org It seems that for the Israel lobby, slaughtering Corbyn once was not enough…

Mehr News Agency (2020-11-02). 11th National Ceramic Biennial of Iran. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Nov. 02 (MNA) — On Oct. 31, the 11th National Ceramic Biennial of Iran was inaugurated virtually in Niavaran Cultural Center in which 94 works by 87 Iranian artists will be displayed for a month.

The New Arab (2020-11-02). Palestinians Sue Britain for 1917 Balfour Declaration. globalresearch.ca Palestinian lawyers on Thursday filed a complaint to sue the British government for the 1917 declaration setting out The lawyers filed a complaint in the occupied West …

Andrew Feinstein (2020-11-02). I Lost 39 Members of My Family in the Holocaust, Jeremy Corbyn is No Antisemite. zcomm.org "As the son of a holocaust survivor I find the use of antisemitism to fight political battles hard to stomach"

Prof. Ruel F. Pepa (2020-11-02). Global Risks: The World on the Verge of Disintegration. globalresearch.ca Global Risks as an Axiological Issue | The issue of global risks is basically an axiological (value) matter that requires a thorough analysis of certain socio-political factors viewed through the lens of universalizable moral principles that promote human flourishing in terms …

Liz Kimbrough (2020-11-02). 'Godfather of Peruvian Falcons' Uncovers Peregrine's Epic Journey from the Arctic. globalresearch.ca When a peregrine falcon crashed through the skylight of a high-rise building in Lima, Peru, what impressed falcon researchers was not its tremendous speed (peregrines are the fastest animal in the world), or that it was found eating a dove …

SISTA Fire and partners (2020-11-02). 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…

Maeve Campbell (2020-11-02). The 18-year-old climate campaigner 'preparing for the worst'. zcomm.org "I am just taking it one class, one meal, one step at a time, trying to envision the future, hoping for the best but preparing for the worst."

Mehr News Agency (2020-11-02). 'Takfiris product of West to harm Muslims' image'. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Nov. 02 (MNA) — Iran's Judiciary Chief says Takfiri terrorism is a product of western powers and an effort to distort the image of Muslims in the world.

Mehr News Agency (2020-11-02). Iran, Russia discuss expanding coop. within EAEU. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Nov. 02 (MNA) — Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister for the Economic Diplomacy Affairs and Russian Deputy Foreign Minister conferred on boosting relations within the framework of EAEU.

Jasmine Norden (2020-11-02). Calls for Universal Basic Income increase as government support fails those most in need. thecanary.co Elected representatives across the UK have called on the government to prevent poverty by trialling Universal Basic Income (UBI). | On 30 October, 520 MPs, councillors, peers, mayors and members of devolved assemblies, In the letter, organised by UBI Lab Network, the elected representatives said: Millions of people have fallen through the cracks of the government's support packages. The pandemic has left countless families facing po…

Peoples Dispatch (2020-11-02). Portuguese communists call to strengthen National Health Service to fight fresh spike in COVID-19. peoplesdispatch.org The Portuguese government has announced new lockdown restrictions in 121 municipalities across the country in the wake of a fresh spike in COVID-19 cases. A record number of 4,656 COVID-19 cases were reported on October 30…

WSWS (2020-11-02). Australia: Queensland Labor holds office by exploiting pandemic concerns. wsws.org Labor postured as a protector of the population from COVID-19, but will now unveil austerity measures in a delayed December budget.

_____ (2020-11-02). How Maher al-Akhras Is Resisting Israel's Administrative Detention. popularresistance.org Facing imminent death, 49-year-old Maher al-Akhras has been refusing to eat in prison for more than three months. The Palestinian father of six has been protesting his repeated arbitrary arrests; he is currently in administrative detention, without charge or trial. | Like many hunger strikers before him, Akhras does not seek death, although he is evidently prepared to die. The hunger strike is his way of refusing to become a modern-day Sisyphus, completing one administrative detention only to begin another. Reclaiming his body from the hands of Israeli authorities, he now wields his own life as a card to make a s…

_____ (2020-11-02). Grace Is Out Of Jail And Back In School. popularresistance.org Oakland County, MI – Ten minutes before her debut and three months after she became known as the Michigan girl sent to juvenile detention for failing to do her online schoolwork, Grace* hurried into a bustling doughnut shop in suburban Detroit and plopped into a leather chair next to her mother. She straightened her headband and searched her pockets, unsuccessfully, for lip gloss. She tapped a few final notes into her phone. | Then, ignoring her mother's request to sit up straight, Grace leaned in toward her laptop and, for the first time since her case gained national notoriety as a symbol of racial inequities i…

Mehr News Agency (2020-11-02). New buses added to Tehran's public transport fleet. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Nov. 02 (MNA) — In a ceremony held at Tehran Municipality Exhibition Center on Monday, a number of new buses and minibuses were added to Tehran's public transportation fleet.

The Canary (2020-11-02). Bird flu outbreak at farm in Kent — 480 birds to be culled. thecanary.co Hundreds of birds at a farm in Kent will be culled following an outbreak of bird flu. | All 480 birds on the site near the town of Deal will be killed to limit the spread of the disease, the Government has confirmed. | The outbreak of the H5N2 avian influenza at the small commercial premises was confirmed on Monday. | A 1km restricted zone has been put in place around the site to limit the risk of the disease spreading, while urgent enquiries are underway for any evidence that it has spread further. | Public Health England (PHE) says the risk to public health from the virus is very low and the Food Standards Agen…

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.

Miko Peled (2020-11-02). "Sin Begets Sin:" The Fall of Jeremy Corbyn Will be Felt Around the World. mintpressnews.com Jeremy Corbyn and the Labour Party have finally succumbed to pressure from Zionist organizations in the UK in a move with enormous international ramifications.

K.J. Noh (2020-11-02). Why Canada Must Release Meng Wanzhou. globalresearch.ca Few things are as dangerous as a poorly thought-out kidnapping. Kidnappings are serious business, often with unintended consequences. History is replete with dimwitted criminals who engaged in them on a whim, only to discover adverse outcomes far beyond their imagining. …

Gordon Duff (2020-11-02). Nuclear Education: America's Secret Plan to Create a Fake Iranian Nuclear Program (censored/suppressed). thealtworld.com Today's delve into the world of nuclear secrets begins with a short discussion of the "trial that never happened," or as some are aware, the trial of a CIA officer going on in Virginia today. "If a trial isn't reported, does jail time for a phony crime inconvenience one quite as much?" | From Politico: Former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice made a highly unusual public appearance Thursday — taking the witness stand for the prosecution in a criminal case against a former CIA officer on trial for leaking details of a top-secret spy program. | Former CIA case officer, Jeffrey Sterling, a man who knew of Ame…

Dr. Bischara A. Egal (2020-11-02). Balkanization and Hybrid Warfare Against Sudan. globalresearch.ca Introduction | In November, 2017, Former Sudanese Pres. Omar Al-Bashir paid a quick and urgent arranged visit to pleading with President Putin "that his country needs protection from the U.S. and could serve as a gateway to Africa for Moscow". | Al-Bashir, …

Mehr News Agency (2020-11-02). Army will not allow any enemy's aggression against Iran. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Nov. 3 (MNA) — Iran's Army Forces in a statement on Monday on the occasion of Aban 13, which marks the anniversary of US Embassy Takeover, said that Army Forces of the country will not allow any aggression of enemy against the Islamic Iran.

Kenny Stancil, staff writer (2020-11-02). Warning 'Wannabe Fascists,' Philly DA Says People Dressing 'Up Like G.I. Joe' to Intimidate Voters Will Be Prosecuted. commondreams.org "If you want to dress up like a G.I. Joe and claim you are protecting the polls when we all know what you're really doing is intimidating voters, you're getting locked up," said Larry Krasner. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

WSWS (2020-11-02). Kenosha shooter Kyle Rittenhouse extradited to Wisconsin. wsws.org The 17-year-old vigilante was being held in an Illinois juvenile detention facility on charges of gunning down two protesters in Kenosha, Wisconsin in August, and wounding a third.

WSWS (2020-11-02). Pianist Igor Levit joins rally against far-right Alternative for Germany in Potsdam. wsws.org Only days after several German newspapers published vicious denunciations of Igor Levit, the world renowned pianist participated in a rally against the far-right Alternative for Germany (AfD) in Potsdam.

Dr. Gary G. Kohls (2020-11-02). The Flawed COVID-19 Vaccine Testing Programs. globalresearch.ca There doesn't appear to be much difference between the testing protocols of the dozens of pharmaceutical companies that are working on developing a vaccine for the elusive (and therefore dubious) SARS virus that has not actually yet been isolated in …

Rohollah Faghihi (2020-11-02). Millions of Iranians at Risk as US Sanctions Choke Insulin Supplies. globalresearch.ca A new tranche of sanctions imposed by the US on Iran has exacerbated the insulin shortage crisis in the Islamic Republic and boosted its smuggling, patients and doctors told Middle East Eye. | On 8 October, the US Treasury announced that …

Mehr News Agency (2020-11-02). 22 Iranian convicts transferred from Iraq to Islamic Republic. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Nov. 02 (MNA) — Iranian Deputy Justice Minister for Human Rights and International Affairs said that 22 Iranian convicts have been transferred from Iraq to Iran.

WSWS (2020-11-02). Kentucky State Police training documents approvingly cited Adolf Hitler. wsws.org Exposed last week by a high school student newspaper, the slideshow reveals the mentality and training undergirding police departments across the US and internationally.

commondreams (2020-11-02). More Than 50 Editorial Board Endorsements Confirm Climate Is Top Electoral Issue in Presidential Race. commondreams.org ______________________________…

Editor (2020-11-02). American Empire and the New Cold War. scheerpost.com Maj. Danny in discussion with Nicky Rew on the latter's podcast. |

_____ (2020-11-02). Businesses and taxpayers 'mugged' by Covid-19 bailout loans. truepublica.org.uk By TruePublica: The Taxpayer, now besieged by a government completely out of control over its handling of the pandemic are bearing the brunt of outrageous interest rates and arrangement fees charged by so-called 'lenders' providing emergency Covid-19 bailout loans for struggling businesses. It's not as if the banks themselves are doing badly out of loans …

Dean Baker (2020-11-02). The NYT Prints Usual Nonsense About Bubbles. cepr.net The NYT has apparently assigned Ruchir Sharma the task of writing periodic pieces about the prospect of a crashing bubble giving us another horrible recession. These pieces always show a failure to understand the most basic features of the Great Recession. This fits with the need of elite-types to pretend that the risks of the …

Project Censored (2020-11-02). Why Critical Media Literacy is an Essential Component of Media Education. projectcensored.org October 26 through 30 was Media Literacy Week. Media scholar Nolan Higdon joined Mickey to explain why critical media literacy is an essential component of media education. Notes: This program…

Teaneck International Film Festival (2020-11-02). Saturday 11/14: "Good Trouble": Virtual Screening of Documentary on Civil Rights Icon, Rep. John Lewis. indybay.org Online/virtual screening…

Mehr News Agency (2020-11-02). Police bust over 1.2 tons of drugs in SE Iran. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Nov. 02 (MNA) — Iran's counter-narcotics forces busted over 1.2 tons of different illicit drugs in the southeastern border regions in two operations on in the past 24 hours.

Mehr News Agency (2020-11-02). Rouhani felicitates Prophet Muhammad's birth anniversary. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Nov. 02 (MNA) — Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has sent separate messages to the heads of Islamic countries, congratulating his counterparts on the occasion of the birth anniversary of Prophet Muhammad (PBUH).

One Earth Film Festival (2020-11-02). Thursday 11/5: "2040: The Regeneration" Film Screening and Q&A w/ Director on Hope During Climate Change. indybay.org Virtual film screening…

Uriel Araujo (2020-11-02). Chinese Presence in the Caribbean, New Global Power Encroaching on US Hegemony? globalresearch.ca Many analysts have been closely watching the growth of Chinese naval power and its increasing presence across both the Indian and Pacific oceans, collectively known as the …

Mehr News Agency (2020-11-02). Road min. to inaugurate major port projects in Chabahar. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Nov. 02 (MNA) — In an interview with Mehr news, the Director-General of Sistan-Baluchestan Ports and Maritime Department informed the road minister is to inaugurate some major projects in Chabahar's Shahid Beheshti Port on Wednesday.

Ed Rampell (2020-11-02). 'The Corporation' Sequel Is Just as Good as the Original. progressive.org In this topnotch documentary critique of globalization, the filmmakers go to the ends of the Earth to tell their engaging story.

commondreams (2020-11-02). SCOTUS Vacates Decision Holding Protest Organizer Liable for Injuries Caused by Unidentified Attendees in First Amendment Case. commondreams.org ______________________________…

Mehr News Agency (2020-11-02). Logistics, transportation industry's role in fighting COVID19. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Nov. 02 (MNA) — Mehrzad Manuel Ferdows and Behzad Daniel Ferdows, two entrepreneurs in the logistics and transportation industry, have, in an analysis, weighed in on the significance of this industry during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Mehr News Agency (2020-11-02). 'To Be Is Better Than Not To Be' to be screened in Argentina. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Nov. 02 (MNA) — Iranian documentary 'To be is better than not to be' directed by Iman Bayatfar will be screened in El Festival Internacional de Cine Austral in Argentina.

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.

commondreams (2020-11-02). Trump Wants Voters to Think He Can Protect the Fracking Industry. He Can't. commondreams.org ______________________________…

Graham Peebles (2020-11-02). Saving Our Planet Is Our Responsibility. counterpunch.org Destructive human behavior based on selfishness, greed and ignorance has created the interrelated environmental emergency. A global crisis of unprecedented scale that threatens the survival of over a million plant and animal species, the security of tens of millions of people and the health of the planet. Unlimited irresponsible consumption of goods, services and animal

Dr. Chandra Muzaffar (2020-11-02). Déjà Vu in France: Hypocrisy of the French State. "Freedom of Speech" versus Islamophobia. globalresearch.ca As events unfold in France centring around Islamophobia, there is a feeling of déjà vu. We have witnessed a few times before this sequence of events. There is some provocation or other targeting the Prophet Muhammad initiated by a non-Muslim …

Kevin Lozano (2020-11-02). Hari Kunzru's Internet Thriller. thenation.com Hari Kunzru's Internet Thriller…

WSWS (2020-11-02). Omaha, Nebraska school worker dies from COVID-19 as cases spike and teacher anger grows. wsws.org School custodian Greg Petersen became ill as schools reopen and teacher opposition grows to the spread of the deadly virus.

WSWS (2020-11-02). Brazilian armed forces conduct unprecedented military exercises amid US threats to Venezuela. wsws.org Bolsonaro's Foreign Ministry last Friday classified as "secret" cables about Pompeo's trip to Brazil, which took place during war games in Brazil and Colombia.

Brett Wilkins, staff writer (2020-11-02). 'Huge Victory for Texas Voters': Federal Judge Rules in Favor of 127,000 Drive-Thru Ballots. commondreams.org "This is what democracy looks like," said one ACLU lawyer. "Our justice system did its duty today to ensure voting rights are protected and our democracy remains intact." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Kester Kenn Klomegah (2020-11-02). Russian Government Prioritizes Small and Medium Scale Businesses, Affected by Covid-19 Crisis. globalresearch.ca Over the years, Small and Medium Scale Businesses (SMEs) have been uttermost focus for the Russian government recognizing the fact that these provide employment and support the overall economy. Despite the coronavirus pandemic, the government has seriously prioritized the sector, …

Peoples Dispatch (2020-11-02). Latvian parliament rejects citizen initiative to validate same sex partnerships. peoplesdispatch.org The 100-member Latvian parliament Saeima voted down a citizen initiative which demanded the validation of same sex partnerships. The initiative was launched by the Dzƒ´vesbiedri (Spouses) movement and citizen initiative platform ManaBalss.lv…

Mehr News Agency (2020-11-02). Defending Prophet's values priority of all Islamic countries. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Nov. 02 (MNA) — In separate messages to his Muslim counterparts, Iran's 1st VP noted that defending the values of the Prophet of Islam, Muhammad (PBUH), is the priority of all Islamic countries.

No Fascist USA (2020-11-02). Tuesday 11/3: No Cops, No KKK, No Fascist USA. indybay.org Clock Tower, Santa Cruz…

Elaine Shelly (2020-11-02). Four Pandemic Americas: Infinite Choices, Few Choices, Pseudo-Choice, and No Choices at All. counterpunch.org My mother is a Black woman. But when I had to place her in nursing home care in 2016, I intentionally chose a home in a largely white community. Why? Because she was more likely to survive there. Let me explain. After President Trump's recent Covid-19 hospitalization, people said there were two Americas — one

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.

Pip Hinman (2020-11-02). Australian War Memorial: from keeper of the flame to hider of shame? greenleft.org.au The big brand theme park that is the Australian War Memorial — bankrolled by international arms manufacturers — is an object lesson in dishonesty, writes William De Maria.

Susan Pedersen (2020-11-02). Michael Apted's Flawed but Brilliant Epic of British Social Life. thenation.com Michael Apted's Flawed but Brilliant Epic of British Social Life…

Staff (2020-11-02). Police Pepper-Spray Marchers Heading to the Polls in North Carolina. truthout.org Police in Alamance County in North Carolina pepper-sprayed a peaceful get-out-the-vote march Saturday, descending on the crowd after they stopped near a Confederate monument to kneel in honor of George Floyd, who was killed by police in Minneapolis in May. Viral videos of the violent police action show officers in riot gear attacking the marchers, including young children and elderly people, who had intended to walk to a polling place on the last day of early voting in North Carolina. At least eight peop…

Mehr News Agency (2020-11-02). Iranian nation ruins grandeur of US. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Nov. 02 (MNA) — Iranian intelligence minister said by its resistance, the Iranian nation has ruined the grandeur of the United States and put that totalitarian regime on the verge of collapse.

Mehr News Agency (2020-11-02). Islamic Iran to continue 'Fight on Arrogance" with more power. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Nov. 02 (MNA) —The Guardian Council in a statement on the occasion of commemorating Aban 13 (Nov. 03) wrote that "We will continue to fight against arrogance with more power and authority."

Mehr News Agency (2020-11-02). Iran Air Force begins military drill on Monday. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Nov. 02 (MNA) — The Islamic Republic of Iran Air Force (IRIAF) started a military exercise in the central province of Isfahan with the participation of units from seven airbases on Monday.

Santa Cruz News Network (2020-11-02). Manu Koenig has not been honest about Civinomics. indybay.org In campaign materials, Manu Koenig has misrepresented his experience as CEO of Civinomics. Koenig, who is running for Santa Cruz County Supervisor in the First District, has stated on his campaign website that Civinomics was an "online voting platform" and that the company was retained in the past by the City of Santa Cruz simply to "conduct surveys". The truth is, the company was hired by the City in 2011 to actively market and promote a proposal to build a water desalination plant on the westside. Additionally, social media posts show that Civinomics, which was originally named Greenocracy, had advocated for de…

imperial.ac.uk (2020-11-02). National lockdown: Imperial's community redouble efforts to support students. imperial.ac.uk Preparations by the College over the summer months provide confidence that teaching and research can continue, and that staff and students are safe.

Brian Shilhavy (2020-11-02). Why Is the Corporate Media Predicting a "Dark Winter"? globalresearch.ca Earlier this week I reported how a mere 6 companies control almost everything we see in the corporate media. On the corporate news networks, it is common to use "doctors" to get a specific message across to the public, by …

WSWS (2020-11-02). Missouri hospitals face being overwhelmed in latest surge of COVID-19 infections. wsws.org Hospital administrators across the state are raising the alarm, demanding the governor take action to limit the spread, including mandating masks, even as plans remain to reopen schools.

Raul Diego (2020-11-02). New COVID-19 Security Measures Will Make Health a Prerequisite for Travel. globalresearch.ca As the multi-sector, global response to the coronavirus tightens the noose around civil liberties, CommonPass stands out as one of the most appalling and dangerous attacks on basic human rights in the name of public health. | *** | Imagine standing …

David Rovics (2020-11-02). Letter to My Landlord: November Rent (or Lack Thereof). counterpunch.org Dear CTL/Randall Group, (Please forward to corporate.) I appreciate the advice you've been sending to your tenants about rental assistance that is available from the local authorities, most of which, as you may know, actually is not available, because the need here in Portland and around the country far outstrips the supply. This is in

_____ (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…

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.

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…

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.

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…

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

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

_____ (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…

sputniknews (2020-11-01). Moldovan President to Be Elected in Runoff on November 15, Electoral Commission Says. sputniknews.com CHISINAU (Sputnik) – Leader of the Party of Action and Solidarity and Moldova's former prime minister, Maia Sandu, is coming ahead in the presidential election with 34.39 percent of the votes, the Central Electoral Commission (CEC) of the Republic of Moldova said after 98.04% of the votes had been counted.

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…

sputniknews (2020-11-01). Over 1 Million People Vote Early in NYC, City's Board of Elections Says. sputniknews.com NEW YORK (Sputnik) – More than one million residents of New York City have voted early in the US presidential election, the NYC Board of Elections announced on Twitter.

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

Staff (2020-11-01). Early Voting Is at Unprecedented Levels. It Could Define the 2020 Election. truthout.org

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.

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…

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.

2020-11-02: Social Media Postees

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Beware of CIA Threats
Ron Ridenour | counterpunch.org | 2020-11-02
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…
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Violence After The Election Will Only Benefit The Powerful: Notes From The Edge Of The Narrative Matrix
Caitlin Johnstone | thealtworld.com | 2020-11-02
There are plenty of arguments to be made for situations in which intelligent application of force by the citizenry could have good results. Killing each other over which oligarch crony will be the president is not one of those situations about which such arguments can be made. | Please everybody stay cool and live to fight another day. | ~ | Most of the Democratic establishment's arguments are basically "Vote Biden so we can stop deliberately psychologically brutalizing you with nonstop hysterical clickbait about Trump." It's just a more complicated version of "I'll stop hitting you when you give me what I want."
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'No good options' for the military if Trump refuses to concede
Staff | therealnews.com | 2020-11-02
The divisions between leadership, rank and file, and politicized law enforcement would be exposed by a contested election, says veteran Danny Sjursen, and the military institution may not survive in the form it has today.
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US election 2020: A who's who of Joe Biden's foreign policy team
Umar A Farooq | middleeasteye.net | 2020-11-02
US election 2020: A who's who of Joe Biden's foreign policy team | Democratic nominee's advisers consist of many former Obama-era officials, some who helped craft the Iran nuclear deal, drone strikes programmes and sanctions on Syria and Libya | Umar A Farooq | Mon, 11/02/2020 – 16: 18 | Colin Kahl (L), Antony Blinken (C), and Michele Flournoy are all advisers to Biden's presidential campaign (AFP/File photo) | As…
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What do the upcoming US elections mean for the working class of the US?
Claudia De la Cruz | peoplesdispatch.org | 2020-11-02
With the US set to hold the most significant elections in recent history, Claudia de la Cruz analyzes the possible outcomes and opportunities…
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More than 20 percent of Black Tennesseans barred from voting
Ronda Shelton | liberationnews.org | 2020-11-02
As millions of Americans cast their vote in the upcoming Presidential election, more than 20 percent of Black Tennesseans will be unable to participate due to past felony convictions. That's 1 out of 5 Black adult Tennesseans. The state's racial makeup is 78 percent white, 17 percent Black, 1.7 percent Asian, 0.3 percent Native American, …
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Meet the Obama-Era Neoliberals Advising State Governments on Election Day Security
Raul Diego | mintpressnews.com | 2020-11-02
A neoliberal think tank filled to the brim with Obama-era national security officials has been advising government officials via states' District Attorney Offices throughout the nation on how to handle potential election violence.
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Will Trump and Biden Refuse to Concede if Defeated?
Stephen Lendman | globalresearch.ca | 2020-11-02
Trump v. Biden results won't be known for days or weeks post-election because of record early voting by mail or in-person. | According to the US Elections Project, early voting so far reached about 62% of total 2016 turnout as of …
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The pandemic and the political record of the SEP in the 2020 election
wsws.org | 2020-11-02
In his speech opening Sunday's final public meeting of the 2020 election, Socialist Equality Party chairman David North stated, "A great historical crisis–and the pandemic is of that magnitude–reveals and puts to the test the perspectives and programs of all parties." The course of events has vindicated the perspective and program of the Socialist Equality Party.
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Algeria: Voters back constitutional changes despite historically low turnout
MEE and agencies | middleeasteye.net | 2020-11-02
Algeria: Voters back constitutional changes despite historically low turnout | Hirak movement hails Sunday's low turnout as a defeat for the government's strategy to quell popular protests | MEE and agencies | Mon, 11/02/2020 – 12: 13 | Election workers empty a ballot box at a polling station in Algiers on 1 November 2020 (Reuters) | A proposal to revise Algeria's constitution won the most votes in Sunday's…
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If the Deep State Wants Biden to Win, He Will
Lauren Smith | globalresearch.ca | 2020-11-02
Even without a crystal ball, it's predicted that presidential candidate and former Vice-President Joe Biden will win the 2020 United States presidential election. However, this forecast is not based on record voter turnout or the magnitude of bad press generated …
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Jacindamania and the Aotearoa New Zealand elections of 2020: Hopes and potentialities
Eds. | mronline.org | 2020-11-02
The New Zealand elections as a gain and as a limitation for the left — Editors.
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United Against Trump Statement on the 2020 Election
commondreams.org | 2020-11-02
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Feeling Frightened on Election Eve? Here Are Some FAQs to Keep You Company
Robert Reich | commondreams.org | 2020-11-02
"The last thing Chief Justice Roberts wants is another Bush v. Gore." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
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'We Plan to Stay Relentless': After Pepper-Spray Attack by Police, NC Poll Marchers Vow Return on Election Day
Julia Conley, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2020-11-02
A minister in Alamance County, North Carolina on Monday said he and other voting rights advocates intend to return to the streets on Election Day, three days after police pepper sprayed a gathering of 200 marchers in Graham, N.C. as they held a Get Out the Vote rally. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
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Unions' Joint Statement Demands That Every Vote Count, as Leaders Outline Steps to Protect Integrity of Election
commondreams.org | 2020-11-02
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Thanks to Mitch McConnell, 30 Million Workers Head Into Election Day Unnecessarily Hurting
Heidi Shierholz | commondreams.org | 2020-11-02
It is both cruel and terrible economics that Senate Majority leader Mitch McConnell adjourned the Senate last Tuesday with no COVID relief. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
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Turning White House Into a 'Fortress'? Federal Agents to Install 'Non-Scalable' Fence Just Before Election Day
Kenny Stancil, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2020-11-02
"Does this feel like preparation for a peaceful transfer of power?" | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
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A New Petition Tells the Defense Secretary and Joint Chiefs of Staff: Refuse Any Order by Trump to Interfere with the Election
commondreams.org | 2020-11-02
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Trump Believes in Bullets, Not in Ballots. Working People and the Poor will Suffer the most through this Election
Massoud Nayeri | globalresearch.ca | 2020-11-02
People who live in the path of a Hurricane (upon the first warning) take all necessary steps to safeguard themselves, their families and their livelihood. In the world of politics, when political storms are forming, most people are not prepared …
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Social Movements Can Win Even With a Hostile Supreme Court
Mukund Rathi | zcomm.org | 2020-11-02
Mass upheaval and initiatives to reform or pack — if not abolish — the Supreme Court will be necessary.
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Deception 2020: Every Vote Counts (Many Restrictions Apply)
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2020-11-02
In this seventh installment of the Deception 2020 Series, we dig into literal and figurative levers of electoral power. How legit are our elections? And if they aren't, what are we even saying when we say "we're having an election?" Activist Comedian Lee Camp joins us to dig into they specific and myriad ways in which our elections are deeply and bipartisanly rigged.
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RunningWolf On Hunger Strike Protesting OPD Interference in 2020 Berkeley Mayoral Election
Free RunningWolf | indybay.org | 2020-11-02
Write-In Berkeley Mayoral Candidate Indigenous Elder Zachary RunningWolf on Day 4 of Hunger Strike protesting OPD's Illegal Election Interference for the Second Cycle in A Row. When you can't afford bail, it's GUILTY until proven INNOCENT.
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Tuesday 11/3: NAACP Election 2020 Special Coverage (Day 1)
NAACP | indybay.org | 2020-11-02
Onlive via livestream…
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Wednesday 11/4: The Morning After: A (Post)Election Conversation
UCSC Center for Cultural Studies | indybay.org | 2020-11-02
RSVP by 11 AM on Wednesday, November 4th to receive Zoom link and password: docs.google.com/…/1FAIpQLScF87nYic3wDo…/viewform…
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Friday 11/6: The Election, the ERA and an #Equal Future Post-Election Wrap-up w/ ERA Coalition
ERA Coalition | indybay.org | 2020-11-02
Online event…
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California police prepare for possible post-election protests
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2020-11-02
TEHRAN, Nov. 02 (MNA) — law enforcement officials throughout California say they're ready for what may come after the upcoming US presidential election.
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White House's behavior important for Iran, not promise: Zarif
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2020-11-02
TEHRAN, Nov. 03 (MNA) — Iranian Foreign Minister said that what is important for Iran is how the White House behaves after the US election, not what promises there are.
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This Election, Black Women Are Coming to the Rescue–Again
Keisha N. Blain | thenation.com | 2020-11-02
This Election, Black Women Are Coming to the Rescue–Again…
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Why Is Europe Courting Revolution?
_____ | strategic-culture.org | 2020-11-02
All eyes remain on the U.S. election, and on fathoming its consequences. But in the shadow of 'The Election', there are other 'moving parts': Germany just offered Washington 'a sweetheart deal' in which, Europe — with Germany leading — accepts to leverage America's full-spectrum strategy of isolating and weakening Russia and China. And in return it is asking the U.S. to acquiesce to German leadership of a 'power-political', European entity that is raised to parity with the U.S. That, bluntly, is to say, Germany is angling for 'superpower' status, atop an EU 'empire' for the new era. Putin recognised s…
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Election Day live coverage
Liberation Staff | liberationnews.org | 2020-11-02
Liberation News writers will be bringing you up-to-the-minute reporting on the election from a socialist perspective…
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NO U! Trump & Biden camps accuse each other of seeking to STEAL election with premature victory claims & vote count lawfare
rt.com | 2020-11-02
Trump campaign senior adviser Jason Miller has set off uproar among opponents by suggesting the president's lead will be decisive enough to claim victory on election night, after which Democrats will try and "steal it back." | Miller painted a fairly confident image of Trump's re-election chances during a Sunday interview, but also suggested that any swing in Biden's favor after election day could be Democrats "trying to steal" their way to the top. | "If you speak with many smart Democrats, they believe that President Trump will be ahead on election night, probably getting 280 electoral [votes], somewhere in…
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How Donald Trump is undermining the will of the American people
Tom Conway | nationofchange.org | 2020-11-02
At stake are thousands of critical votes in a battleground state–as well as the integrity of the entire election.
nationofchange.org/2020/11/02/how-donald…

Pompeo's Tweet About Tanzania Election Irregularities Could Have Easily Been About the US
Raul Diego | mintpressnews.com | 2020-11-02
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo signaled his displeasure at the results of the democratic elections in the East African nation of Tanzania in a tweet on Monday as rumblings of Pan-Africanism begin to stir again.
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The legal peril Donald Trump faces if he loses the election
Umar A Farooq | middleeasteye.net | 2020-11-02
The legal peril Donald Trump faces if he loses the election | His status as president has protected him so far, but Trump could be slammed with a pile of personal lawsuits should he fail to secure re-election | Umar A Farooq | Mon, 11/02/2020 – 22: 49 | Donald Trump could face a litany of personal lawsuits once he leaves office (AFP) | Donald Trump is fighting to hold on to the White House. If he loses, an outcome…
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Why Do Presidents Break Their Promises?
L'Ordre | dissidentvoice.org | 2020-11-02
Why does the state continue to act the same after elections? It is unforgivable if there is even one apparently critical area of policy that cannot be overturned by an election, because this makes all so-called elections illegitimate mockeries and shallow rituals. Why do elected leaders so often betray their campaign promises? Every time, even …
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Standing By: Right Wing Militia Groups And The US Election
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2020-11-02
Militia groups and other armed non-state actors pose a serious threat to the safety and security of American voters. Throughout the summer and leading up to the general election, these groups have become more assertive, with activities ranging from intervening in protests to organizing kidnapping plots targeting elected officials (CNN, 13 October 2020). Both the Department of Homeland Security and the Federal Bureau of Investigation have specifically identified extreme far right-wing and racist movements as a primary risk factor heading into November, describing the election as a potential "flashpoint" for reacti…
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America on trial
Thomas Magstadt | nationofchange.org | 2020-11-02
We're on the brink of what might be the election to end all elections.
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Whoever Wins the Election Will Face Severe Eviction Crisis, as 30 Million Brace for Homelessness
John Buell | commondreams.org | 2020-11-02
Despite the massive mortgage debt overhang and the impending foreclosure crisis there is very little talk about how debt might be restructured or how to house the many who will be left homeless. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
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350 Action Is All Hands on Deck Before Election Day
commondreams.org | 2020-11-02
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The pandemic and the political record of the SEP in the 2020 election
wsws.org | 2020-11-02
In his speech opening Sunday's final public meeting of the 2020 election, Socialist Equality Party Chairman David North stated, "A great historical crisis–and the pandemic is of that magnitude–reveals and puts to the test the perspectives and programs of all parties." The course of events has vindicated the perspective and program of the Socialist Equality Party.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/11/02/pers…

US Election Result Could Spark 'End of Brexit', Claims Peer
Jonathon Read | globalresearch.ca | 2020-11-02
Labour peer and political commentator Andrew Adonis has claimed that the US election result next week could spark the "end of Brexit". | Lord Adonis, a TNE contributor, provoked a debate after pointing out that if Donald Trump fails to make …
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Wednesday 11/4: NAACP Election 2020 Special Coverage Town Hall (Day 2)
NAACP | indybay.org | 2020-11-02
Virtual Town Hall…
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Citing Potential for Election-Related Violence, Australia and New Zealand Update Warnings Against Travel to US
Andrea Germanos, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2020-11-02
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Biden: a War Cabinet?
_____ | strategic-culture.org | 2020-11-02
Mariamne EVERETT | "Let's bring decency and integrity back to the White House." I can't count the number of times I have heard and read this phrase uttered by U.S. expats here in Paris, France. As one of many American expats living here, of course I share in the desire for an end to a Donald Trump presidency. But at what cost? And will a Biden presidency — which promises a return to "normalcy" — really merit the sigh of relief that so many think it will? Below I summarise some of the most troubling information I have uncovered about some of the most likely foreign policy picks for key positions in a B…
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Left-Democrats Abandon Struggle for the Working Class to the Right
Roger Harris | counterpunch.org | 2020-11-02
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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Dear fellow progressives: Please vote for Biden
Daniel Ellsberg and Michael Ellsberg | nationofchange.org | 2020-11-02
It is also a vote for the inspiring possibility of a progressive challenger in 2024.
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Biden's Potential War Cabinet Is Troublesome
Editor | scheerpost.com | 2020-11-02
by Mariamne Everett "Let's bring decency and integrity back to the White House." I can't count the number of times I have heard and read this phrase uttered by U.S. expats here in Paris, France. As one of many American expats living here, of course I share in the desire for an end to a Donald Trump presidency. But at what cost? And will a Biden presidency — which promises a return to "normalcy"… | Source…
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Biden 'no antidote' to Trump, military-industrial complex and Wall Street win either way — Jimmy Dore to RT
rt.com | 2020-11-02
It's 'nuts' to expect Joe Biden and Kamala Harris to turn left after getting into power, and their record is actually worse than that of President Donald Trump, progressive commentator Jimmy Dore told RT's Going Underground. | "The idea that Joe Biden is the antidote to Donald Trump — when he has a worse record — is mental gymnastics, games that people have to play in their head, because they can't stand [Trump] being such a jacka** on television," Dore told Afshin Rattansi during Monday's broadcast. | "These are the people that they're giving as an antidote to Donald Trump? In many respects they're…
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In Defense of Confucius Institutes
Mel Gurtov | counterpunch.org | 2020-11-02
Readers may be surprised to learn that while disputes between the US and China over trade, human rights, and the pandemic are making headlines, educational exchange programs are Washington's chief target these days. These programs are easy marks for an administration that wants to demonstrate toughness with Beijing. It is arousing suspicion about several categories…
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Ecosocialism: an alternative to global capitalism
Hans Baer | mronline.org | 2020-11-02
Over the past four decades or so, various leftists have become more sensitive to the environmental degradation in developed and developing capitalist societies and post-revolutionary societies, particularly in the former Soviet Union and, in recent times, China.
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Months of unpaid wages spark strikes by delivery drivers across China
wsws.org | 2020-11-02
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.
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This is Now
Manuel García, Jr. | counterpunch.org | 2020-11-02
In his CounterPunch column on 30 October 2020, the editor, Jeffrey St. Clair, made the following refreshing comment:…
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Survivors of Bolivia coup massacre cry out for justice — A Grayzone original documentary
Anya Parampil | thegrayzone.com | 2020-11-02
The Grayzone traveled to Bolivia to produce this documentary investigating the coup government's massacre of indigenous protesters in the Senkata area of El Alto in November 2019. We interviewed family members of victims and human rights lawyers trying to hold the Jeanine àÅñez transitional administration to justice. By Anya Parampil Camera, editing and scoring by Ben Norton…
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UK Labour civil war? Jeremy Corbyn vindicated on anti-Semitism smears, gets suspended anyway
Aaron Maté | thegrayzone.com | 2020-11-02
The UK Labour Party has suspended former leader Jeremy Corbyn, even as a new report underscores that anti-Semitism allegations were a smear campaign against him. Former Labour MP Chris Williamson responds. Former UK Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has been suspended by his successor, neoliberal Blairite Keir Starmer, even as a new report confirms that claims of a Labour "anti-Semitism crisis" under Corbyn's watch were without merit. Former UK Labour MP Chris Williamson, a Corbyn ally who has denounced the anti-Semitism …
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UK Labour civil war? Jeremy Corbyn suspended even as report vindicates him on anti-Semitism smears
Aaron Maté | thegrayzone.com | 2020-11-02
The UK Labour Party has suspended former leader Jeremy Corbyn, even as a new report underscores that anti-Semitism allegations were a smear campaign against him. Former Labour MP Chris Williamson responds. Former UK Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has been suspended by his successor, neoliberal Blairite Keir Starmer, even as a new report confirms that claims of a Labour "anti-Semitism crisis" under Corbyn's watch were without merit. Former UK Labour MP Chris Williamson, a Corbyn ally who has denounced the anti-Semitism …
thegrayzone.com/2020/11/02/uk-labour-civ…

What Does Israel Have against Palestinian Singer, Mohammed Assaf?
Ramzy Baroud | counterpunch.org | 2020-11-02
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…
counterpunch.org/2020/11/02/what-does-is…

'Let The World Remember How We Lost Palestine'
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2020-11-02
Occupied Palestine – Today, Palestinians and human rights advocates around the world are marking 103 years since the Balfour Declaration was issued on November 2, 1917. | Using the hashtag #Balfour103, Palestinian and pro-Palestine activists have called to participate in a campaign they launched to commemorate the 103rd anniversary of the Balfour Declaration, rejecting the ominous promise. | The Balfour Declaration was issued by Britain when Arthur James Balfour, Former Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, sent a letter to Lord Lionel Walter Rothschild, one of the leaders of the World Zionist movement…
popularresistance.org/let-the-world-reme…

Israeli drone maker targeted by activists in UK on Balfour anniversary
Joe Gill | middleeasteye.net | 2020-11-02
Israeli drone maker targeted by activists in UK on Balfour anniversary | Elbit Systems UK factories are hit in direct action protests to 'decommemorate' 1917 declaration over ongoing UK complicity in dispossession of Palestinians | Joe Gill | Mon, 11/02/2020 – 15: 23 | Pro-Palestine activists locked themselves to the gates of UAV Engines' Shenstone factory, where motors for Elbit Systems UK drones are built, on Monday (Scre…
www.middleeasteye.net/news/uk-israel-dro…

Palestinians Sue Britain for 1917 Balfour Declaration
The New Arab | globalresearch.ca | 2020-11-02
Palestinian lawyers on Thursday filed a complaint to sue the British government for the 1917 declaration setting out London's support for a "national home" for the Jewish people in Palestine. | The lawyers filed a complaint in the occupied West …
globalresearch.ca/palestinians-sue-brita…

Maduro's anti-blockade law deepens debate over revolution's future
Federico Fuentes | zcomm.org | 2020-11-02
Maduro proposed the new anti-blockade law, arguing it is essential to helping circumvent the sanctions. But some sectors believe it represents an important departure from the socialist policies of his predecessor, Hugo Chávez…
zcomm.org/znetarticle/maduros-anti-block…

Shell Oil Asked What People Are Willing to Do to Reduce Emissions. 'I'm Willing to Hold You Accountable," Said Ocasio-Cortez
Julia Conley, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2020-11-02
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez on Monday denounced the "audacity" of Shell Oil, the international multi-billion-dollar oil and gas company, after it waded into the global discussion about the climate crisis by asking members of the public what they would do to reduce carbon emissions. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
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100+ days without Garifuna community members
Peoples Dispatch | peoplesdispatch.org | 2020-11-02
Over 100 days have passed since 5 members of the Garifuna community in Triunfo de la Cruz, Honduras were kidnapped by armed men dressed in police uniforms. Four of the five who were abducted are members of OFRANEH, a grassroots organization of the Afro-descendant and indigenous Garifuna community in Honduras. OFRANEH, along with other Honduran and international human rights organizations have been mobilizing to demand their immediate safe return. They have criticized the Honduran government led by Juan Orlando Hernández for its lack of seriousness and will to find those responsible and bring the disappeared home…
peoplesdispatch.org/2020/11/02/100-days-…

No Letup in US War on Iran by Other Means Ahead
Stephen Lendman | globalresearch.ca | 2020-11-02
On all things Iran under both right wings of the US war party, transforming the country into a subservient vassal state is a high priority. | Regardless of whether Republicans or Dems control the White House and/or Congress, things won't change …
globalresearch.ca/no-letup-us-war-iran/5…

"We Never Made It to the Polls": Police in North Carolina Pepper-Spray Voting March, Arresting Eight
Staff | democracynow.org | 2020-11-02
Police in Alamance County in North Carolina pepper-sprayed a peaceful get-out-the-vote march Saturday, descending on the crowd after they stopped near a Confederate monument to kneel in honor of George Floyd, who was killed by police in Minneapolis in May. Viral videos of the violent police action show officers in riot gear attacking the marchers, including young children and elderly people, who had intended to walk to a polling place on the last day of early voting in North Carolina. At least eight people were arrested, including march organizer Rev. Greg Drumwright, who says police gave the crowd of hundreds on…
www.democracynow.org/2020/11/2/alamance_…

Philippines: Humanitarians respond as millions caught in wake of devastating 'super typhoon'
news.un.org | 2020-11-02
UN agencies and humanitarian actors in the Philippines are mobilizing to support communities hit by super Typhoon Goni, which has barrelled across the country, leaving massive devastation in its wake.
news.un.org/feed/view/en/story/2020/11/1…

Amid increased violence, Colombians mobilize in defense of life and peace
Tanya Wadhwa | peoplesdispatch.org | 2020-11-02
Mobilizations to demand an end to escalating violence in Colombia against social movements and political activists have intensified in recent days. Social movements have converged in the Cauca department as part of a Humanitarian Caravan, while ex-combatants of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC), today part of the Common Alternative Revolutionary Force party, have been marching in the Pilgrimage for Life and Peace. Organizations are demanding that the government take measures to stop the increase in violence and protect the life and integrity of citizens. | Humanitarian Caravan for Life and Def…
peoplesdispatch.org/2020/11/02/amid-incr…

'Greatest Journalist of His Generation': Robert Fisk, Veteran War Reporter and Fierce Critic of US Imperialism, Dead at 74
Brett Wilkins, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2020-11-02
The managing editor at The Independent—where Fisk worked for 30 years —called him "fearless, uncompromising, determined, and utterly committed to uncovering the truth and reality at all costs." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
commondreams.org/news/2020/11/02/greates…

Journalist Robert Fisk dies aged 74
The Canary | thecanary.co | 2020-11-02
British journalist Robert Fisk has died aged 74 after a short illness, his employer The Independent has announced. | Fisk was one of the best known Middle East correspondents who spent his career reporting from the region and won accolades for challenging mainstream narratives. | Fisk died on Sunday at a hospital in Dublin, shortly after he was taken there after falling ill at his home in the Irish capital. | The Independent, where he had worked since 1989, described him as the most celebrated journalist of his era. | "Fearless, uncompromising, determined and utterly committed to uncovering the truth and reality…
thecanary.co/uk/2020/11/02/journalist-ro…

Begging Outrage: British Journalists for Assange
Binoy Kampmark | counterpunch.org | 2020-11-02
Even that title strikes an odd note. It should not. The Fourth Estate, historically reputed as the chamber of journalists and publishers keeping an eye on elected officials, received a blast of oxygen with the arrival of WikiLeaks. This was daring, rich stuff: scientific journalism in the trenches, news gathering par excellence. But what Julian…
counterpunch.org/2020/11/02/begging-outr…

At least 140 drown in refugee boat disaster off Senegal coast
wsws.org | 2020-11-02
The increasing use of the dangerous route is the outcome of the European powers' migration policies that led thousands of migrants to drown in the Mediterranean.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/11/02/refu…

The World Socialist Web Site's exposure of the 1619 Project and the defense of historical truth
wsws.org | 2020-11-02
The most powerful weapon the working class has is the knowledge of the historical experiences through which it has passed, in order to know what it has won, what it must defend today and how it must fight to achieve socialism in the future.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/11/02/trut…

Educator Speaks Out Against Unsafe Conditions, Lack Of Resources
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2020-11-02
A middle school educator in Knoxville, Tennessee recently came forward to speak with the World Socialist Web Site about the unsafe conditions at her school. Knox County currently has nearly 13,000 cases of COVID-19 and 92 deaths, making it the third most affected county in the state, behind Shelby (Memphis) and Davidson (Nashville) counties. | With the abandonment of even the most rudimentary safety measures at schools and other workplaces, cases in Tennessee have continued to surge in recent months. October has been the state's deadliest month of the pandemic, with over 700 succumbing to the virus.
popularresistance.org/educator-speaks-ou…

The role of the World Socialist Web Site in educating a new generation of revolutionaries
wsws.org | 2020-11-02
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.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/11/02/gene…

"The WSWS has not only commented on the struggles of the working class it has been an active participant in them"
wsws.org | 2020-11-02
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.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/11/02/whit…

US Cuts Venezuela's Diesel Lifeline with Sanctions Clampdown
Paul Dobson | venezuelanalysis.com | 2020-11-02
The move is expected to have a "devastating" impact on agriculture, water treatment and electricity generation.
venezuelanalysis.com/news/15040

Australia's Harshest Lockdown Restrictions and the Sawing of the Djab Wurrung People's Sacred "Directions Tree"
Dr. Binoy Kampmark | globalresearch.ca | 2020-11-02
"Djab Wurrung women are in an abusive relationship with Victoria's government." — Sissy Eileen Austin, The Guardian, Sep 14, 2019 | It was a penultimate day in the Australian state of Victoria. The state government had announced that some of …
globalresearch.ca/felling-djab-wurrung-d…

Sawing the Sacred: Felling the Djab Wurrung Directions Tree
Binoy Kampmark | dissidentvoice.org | 2020-11-02
Djab Wurrung women are in an abusive relationship with Victoria's government. — Sissy Eileen Austin, The Guardian, September 14, 2019 It was a penultimate day in the Australian state of Victoria. The state government had announced that some of harshest coronavirus lockdown restrictions in the developed world would be easing. Melbourne's restaurants, bars and cafes …
dissidentvoice.org/2020/11/sawing-the-sa…

New buses added to Tehran's public transport fleet
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2020-11-02
TEHRAN, Nov. 02 (MNA) — In a ceremony held at Tehran Municipality Exhibition Center on Monday, a number of new buses and minibuses were added to Tehran's public transportation fleet.
en.mehrnews.com/photo/165469/New-buses-a…

Millions of Iranians at Risk as US Sanctions Choke Insulin Supplies
Rohollah Faghihi | globalresearch.ca | 2020-11-02
A new tranche of sanctions imposed by the US on Iran has exacerbated the insulin shortage crisis in the Islamic Republic and boosted its smuggling, patients and doctors told Middle East Eye. | On 8 October, the US Treasury announced that …
globalresearch.ca/millions-iranians-risk…

France at knifepoint as IS, Al-Qaeda incite new terrorist wave
Max Abrahms | thealtworld.com | 2020-11-02
Current wave of terrorism in France is reminiscent of recent attacks when IS had caliphate in Syria and Iraq, says professor Max Abrahms | France is believed to be facing a new terrorist threat, similar to the attacks that hit the European country in 2015 and 2016. Some groups representing Islamic State (IS) and Al-Qaeda exploit the outrage over controversial cartoons depicting the Prophet Mohammed. | In October, the country saw several attacks that pushed the government to raise the nationwide terror alert level to maximum. The new terror alert level comes just as France goes into a second national lockdown that…
thealtworld.com/max_abrahms/france-at-kn…

Madagascar's Lemurs Species May Never Recover: The Covid-19 Economic Fallout is Triggering Hunger and Deprivation throughout Sub-saharan Africa
Malavika Vyawahare | globalresearch.ca | 2020-11-02
The DreamWorks version of Madagascar is exactly that, a fantasy. The island nation is no unpeopled paradise teeming with dancing lemurs, as depicted in the animated Madagascar film. On the contrary, almost all of its lemur species are being driven …
globalresearch.ca/madagascar-lemurs-may-…

Latvian parliament rejects citizen initiative to validate same sex partnerships
Peoples Dispatch | peoplesdispatch.org | 2020-11-02
The 100-member Latvian parliament Saeima voted down a citizen initiative which demanded the validation of same sex partnerships. The initiative was launched by the Dzƒ´vesbiedri (Spouses) movement and citizen initiative platform ManaBalss.lv…
peoplesdispatch.org/2020/11/02/latvian-p…

Tens of millions locked out of U.S. "democracy"
Kaleigh O'Keefe | liberationnews.org | 2020-11-02
Tens of millions of residents of the United States and its colonial territories are legally or practically barred from voting every year.
liberationnews.org/tens-of-millions-lock…

Businesses and taxpayers 'mugged' by Covid-19 bailout loans
graham | truepublica.org.uk | 2020-11-02
By TruePublica: The Taxpayer, now besieged by a government completely out of control over its handling of the pandemic are bearing the brunt of outrageous interest rates and arrangement fees charged by so-called 'lenders' providing emergency Covid-19 bailout loans for struggling businesses. It's not as if the banks themselves are doing badly out of loans …
truepublica.org.uk/united-kingdom/businesses-and-taxpayers-mugged-by-covid-19-bailout-loans/

Israel's demolitions in West Bank and East Jerusalem reach four-year high
MEE staff | middleeasteye.net | 2020-11-02
Israel's demolitions in West Bank and East Jerusalem reach four-year high | At least 741 Palestinians have lost their homes between January and September | MEE staff | Mon, 11/02/2020 – 12: 32 | An Israeli bulldozer demolishes a Palestinian farm in the village of al-Fikheet within area C, south of the occupied West Bank, 18 October 2020 (AFP) | Israeli demolitions of Palestinian properties have hit a four-year high, makin…
www.middleeasteye.net/news/israel-west-b…

Iran, Russia discuss expanding coop. within EAEU
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2020-11-02
TEHRAN, Nov. 02 (MNA) — Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister for the Economic Diplomacy Affairs and Russian Deputy Foreign Minister conferred on boosting relations within the framework of EAEU.
en.mehrnews.com/news/165470/Iran-Russia-…

Saudi Arabia 'censored' criticism by top economist during T20 summit
Areeb Ullah | middleeasteye.net | 2020-11-02
Saudi Arabia 'censored' criticism by top economist during T20 summit | Nobel Laureate Joseph Stiglitz criticised Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman over the murder of Jamal Khashoggi | Areeb Ullah | Mon, 11/02/2020 – 11: 15 | Joseph Stiglitz shed light on human rights violations in Saudi Arabia during his virtual participation at the Think 20 summit hosted by Riyadh (Screengrab) | Saudi Arabia censored a speech gi…
www.middleeasteye.net/news/saudi-arabia-…

Four Pandemic Americas: Infinite Choices, Few Choices, Pseudo-Choice, and No Choices at All
Elaine Shelly | counterpunch.org | 2020-11-02
My mother is a Black woman. But when I had to place her in nursing home care in 2016, I intentionally chose a home in a largely white community. Why? Because she was more likely to survive there. Let me explain. After President Trump's recent Covid-19 hospitalization, people said there were two Americas — one…
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Trump Wants Voters to Think He Can Protect the Fracking Industry. He Can't
commondreams.org | 2020-11-02
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Community Change Action Engages More than 13.14 Million Voters
commondreams.org | 2020-11-02
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Kentucky State Police training documents approvingly cited Adolf Hitler
wsws.org | 2020-11-02
Exposed last week by a high school student newspaper, the slideshow reveals the mentality and training undergirding police departments across the US and internationally.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/11/02/ksph…

Chile voted against fascism; left strives for Allende's wish of a 'people's constitution'
W. T. Whitney Jr. | peoplesworld.org | 2020-11-02
Chileans voted in a national referendum on Oct. 25. Commentary reflects what happened: "We began to dig the grave of the Pinochet-era constitution and the market economy," one report said. This was an "overwhelming, historical triumph of the people," declared Chile's El Siglo newspaper. Voters chose either yes or no on holding a constituent assembly …
peoplesworld.org/article/chile-voted-aga…

Turkey: Three-year-old girl rescued from collapsed building days after deadly earthquake
MEE and agencies | middleeasteye.net | 2020-11-02
Turkey: Three-year-old girl rescued from collapsed building days after deadly earthquake | The 6.9 magnitude earthquake has killed at least 85 people in Turkey and Greece since Friday | MEE and agencies | Mon, 11/02/2020 – 09: 26 | Three-year-old Elif holding the finger of a rescue worker on Monday after she was found under the rubble of a collapsed building, 65 hours following the earthquake struck Izmir (R…
www.middleeasteye.net/news/turkey-earthq…

Omaha, Nebraska school worker dies from COVID-19 as cases spike and teacher anger grows
wsws.org | 2020-11-02
School custodian Greg Petersen became ill as schools reopen and teacher opposition grows to the spread of the deadly virus.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/11/02/omah…

George Mann's new CD, 'The Coronavirus Sessions,' pure joy in the struggle
Eric A. Gordon | peoplesworld.org | 2020-11-02
I have followed singer/songwriter George Mann at some distance for many years now. I guess more exactly I should say, he's followed me, as the only place I've ever actually heard him live has been in Los Angeles, where I live, and where he's passed though multiple times over his many years of wandering the …
peoplesworld.org/article/george-manns-ne…

11th National Ceramic Biennial of Iran
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2020-11-02
TEHRAN, Nov. 02 (MNA) — On Oct. 31, the 11th National Ceramic Biennial of Iran was inaugurated virtually in Niavaran Cultural Center in which 94 works by 87 Iranian artists will be displayed for a month.
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Letter to My Landlord: November Rent (or Lack Thereof)
David Rovics | counterpunch.org | 2020-11-02
Dear CTL/Randall Group, (Please forward to corporate.) I appreciate the advice you've been sending to your tenants about rental assistance that is available from the local authorities, most of which, as you may know, actually is not available, because the need here in Portland and around the country far outstrips the supply. This is in…
counterpunch.org/2020/11/02/letter-to-my…

Déjà Vu in France: Hypocrisy of the French State. "Freedom of Speech" versus Islamophobia
Dr. Chandra Muzaffar | globalresearch.ca | 2020-11-02
As events unfold in France centring around Islamophobia, there is a feeling of déjà vu. We have witnessed a few times before this sequence of events. There is some provocation or other targeting the Prophet Muhammad initiated by a non-Muslim …
globalresearch.ca/deja-vu-france-change-…

Defending Prophet's values priority of all Islamic countries
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2020-11-02
TEHRAN, Nov. 02 (MNA) — In separate messages to his Muslim counterparts, Iran's 1st VP noted that defending the values of the Prophet of Islam, Muhammad (PBUH), is the priority of all Islamic countries.
en.mehrnews.com/news/165474/Defending-Pr…

Déjà Vu in France
Chandra Muzaffar | counterpunch.org | 2020-11-02
As events unfold in France centring around Islamophobia, there is a feeling of déjà vu. We have witnessed a few times before this sequence of events. There is some provocation or other targeting the Prophet Muhammad initiated by a non-Muslim group or institution. Predictably, Muslims react. In the midst of demonstrations and rallies, an act…
counterpunch.org/2020/11/02/deja-vu-in-f…

French students denounce inadequate partial lockdown
wsws.org | 2020-11-02
Students denounce abrupt, inadequate second lockdown as confusion and precarity loom large.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/11/02/fran…

National lockdown: Imperial's community redouble efforts to support students
imperial.ac.uk | 2020-11-02
Preparations by the College over the summer months provide confidence that teaching and research can continue, and that staff and students are safe.
imperial.ac.uk/news/207633/national-lockdown-imperials-community-redouble-efforts

Kenosha shooter Kyle Rittenhouse extradited to Wisconsin
wsws.org | 2020-11-02
The 17-year-old vigilante was being held in an Illinois juvenile detention facility on charges of gunning down two protesters in Kenosha, Wisconsin in August, and wounding a third.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/11/02/ritt…

'The Corporation' Sequel Is Just as Good as the Original
Ed Rampell | progressive.org | 2020-11-02
In this topnotch documentary critique of globalization, the filmmakers go to the ends of the Earth to tell their engaging story.
progressive.org/dispatches/corporation-s…

Grace Is Out Of Jail And Back In School
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2020-11-02
Oakland County, MI – Ten minutes before her debut and three months after she became known as the Michigan girl sent to juvenile detention for failing to do her online schoolwork, Grace* hurried into a bustling doughnut shop in suburban Detroit and plopped into a leather chair next to her mother. She straightened her headband and searched her pockets, unsuccessfully, for lip gloss. She tapped a few final notes into her phone. | Then, ignoring her mother's request to sit up straight, Grace leaned in toward her laptop and, for the first time since her case gained national notoriety as a symbol of racial inequities i…
popularresistance.org/grace-is-out-of-ja…

Antisemitism Report: By Suspending Corbyn, Starmer Is Tearing Labour Apart
Richard Sanders | globalresearch.ca | 2020-11-02
It's 35 years since Neil Kinnock established his reputation as Labour opposition leader with his blistering attack on Derek Hatton and the Militant Tendency. | It's approaching a quarter of a century since Tony Blair established himself as Britain's next …
globalresearch.ca/antisemitism-report-su…

Brazilian armed forces conduct unprecedented military exercises amid US threats to Venezuela
wsws.org | 2020-11-02
Bolsonaro's Foreign Ministry last Friday classified as "secret" cables about Pompeo's trip to Brazil, which took place during war games in Brazil and Colombia.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/11/02/braz…

Saving Our Planet Is Our Responsibility
Graham Peebles | counterpunch.org | 2020-11-02
Destructive human behavior based on selfishness, greed and ignorance has created the interrelated environmental emergency. A global crisis of unprecedented scale that threatens the survival of over a million plant and animal species, the security of tens of millions of people and the health of the planet. Unlimited irresponsible consumption of goods, services and animal…
counterpunch.org/2020/11/02/saving-our-p…

Balkanization and Hybrid Warfare Against Sudan
Dr. Bischara A. Egal | globalresearch.ca | 2020-11-02
Introduction | In November, 2017, Former Sudanese Pres. Omar Al-Bashir paid a quick and urgent arranged visit to pleading with President Putin "that his country needs protection from the U.S. and could serve as a gateway to Africa for Moscow". | Al-Bashir, …
globalresearch.ca/balkanization-hybrid-w…

Saturday 11/14: "Good Trouble": Virtual Screening of Documentary on Civil Rights Icon, Rep. John Lewis
Teaneck International Film Festival | indybay.org | 2020-11-02
Online/virtual screening…
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If they expel Corbyn, Labour centrists will open themselves up to the one thing they can't handle
Wilson Belshaw | thecanary.co | 2020-11-02
Over the past five years, Labour's most prominent centrists have demonstrated an impressive level of resilience. By that I mean no matter how stupid, wrong, or nasty an idea is, they've been prepared to vocalise it in order to monster Corbyn and the political project behind him. As the media happily joined in, this has meant the centrists' own political ideas have gone half a decade without any serious attention.This could spell trouble ahead.Because if Starmer expels Corbyn and the Labour ghouls lose their bogeyman, they're opening themselves up to the one thing they can't survive: the mildest of public scrutiny…
thecanary.co/opinion/2020/11/02/if-they-…

UAE defends Macron amid France tensions
MEE and agencies | middleeasteye.net | 2020-11-02
UAE defends Macron amid France tensions | Emirati foreign affairs minister rejects claims that French president expressed intentions to isolate Muslims, while Crown Prince Bin Zayed hails France's 'cultural diversity' | MEE and agencies | Mon, 11/02/2020 – 12: 16 | UAE's Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Anwar Gargash speaks during a press conference in Sudan's capital Khartoum on 14 January 2020 (AFP)…
www.middleeasteye.net/news/uae-france-ga…

'Choose Democracy, Stop a Coup:' Guerilla Street Mural in Oakland
David Solnit, Julie Searle | commondreams.org | 2020-11-02
"This mural is a call to everyone that we need to choose to defend democracy and build the kind of world that we want together." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
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Record 33.1 Percent Surge Still Leaves GDP 3.5 Percent Below Pre-Pandemic Level
Dean Baker | counterpunch.org | 2020-11-02
The trade deficit reached a record in the third quarter. GDP grew at a record 33.1 percent annual rate, as the economy bounced back from the pandemic-driven shutdowns in the second quarter. However, even with this record growth, the economy was still 3.5 percent below its pre-pandemic level. If we assume a modest 2.0 percent…
counterpunch.org/2020/11/02/record-33-1-…

Egypt detains two men on 'suspicion' over their sexual orientation: HRW
MEE staff | middleeasteye.net | 2020-11-02
Egypt detains two men on 'suspicion' over their sexual orientation: HRW | Seif Bedour and Ahmed al-Ganzoury are now imprisoned with alleged Fairmont hotel rapists and have been subjected to abuse in custody, rights group says | MEE staff | Mon, 11/02/2020 – 16: 48 | Egyptian authorities arrested Seif Bedour (left) and Ahmed al-Ganzoury (right) for 'suspicion' over their sexual orientation (Human Rights Watch/Private) | Eg…
www.middleeasteye.net/news/egypt-fairmon…

Hari Kunzru's Internet Thriller
Kevin Lozano | thenation.com | 2020-11-02
Hari Kunzru's Internet Thriller…
thenation.com/article/culture/hari-kunzr…

Chinese Presence in the Caribbean, New Global Power Encroaching on US Hegemony?
Uriel Araujo | globalresearch.ca | 2020-11-02
Many analysts have been closely watching the growth of Chinese naval power and its increasing presence across both the Indian and Pacific oceans, collectively known as the Indo-Pacific region. What is less talked about however is the Caribbean region, | …
globalresearch.ca/chinese-presence-carib…

The Flawed COVID-19 Vaccine Testing Programs
Dr. Gary G. Kohls | globalresearch.ca | 2020-11-02
There doesn't appear to be much difference between the testing protocols of the dozens of pharmaceutical companies that are working on developing a vaccine for the elusive (and therefore dubious) SARS virus that has not actually yet been isolated in …
globalresearch.ca/flawed-covid-19-vaccin…

Iranian nation ruins grandeur of US
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2020-11-02
TEHRAN, Nov. 02 (MNA) — Iranian intelligence minister said by its resistance, the Iranian nation has ruined the grandeur of the United States and put that totalitarian regime on the verge of collapse.
en.mehrnews.com/news/165471/Iranian-nati…

Rouhani felicitates Prophet Muhammad's birth anniversary
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2020-11-02
TEHRAN, Nov. 02 (MNA) — Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has sent separate messages to the heads of Islamic countries, congratulating his counterparts on the occasion of the birth anniversary of Prophet Muhammad (PBUH).
en.mehrnews.com/news/165468/Rouhani-feli…

Why Is the Corporate Media Predicting a "Dark Winter"?
Brian Shilhavy | globalresearch.ca | 2020-11-02
Earlier this week I reported how a mere 6 companies control almost everything we see in the corporate media. On the corporate news networks, it is common to use "doctors" to get a specific message across to the public, by …
globalresearch.ca/why-corporate-media-pr…

Calls for Universal Basic Income increase as government support fails those most in need
Jasmine Norden | thecanary.co | 2020-11-02
Elected representatives across the UK have called on the government to prevent poverty by trialling Universal Basic Income (UBI). | On 30 October, 520 MPs, councillors, peers, mayors and members of devolved assemblies, wrote to chancellor Rishi Sunak. They emphasised how current government support is leaving many families in poverty. | In the letter, organised by UBI Lab Network, the elected representatives said: Millions of people have fallen through the cracks of the government's support packages. The pandemic has left countless families facing po…
thecanary.co/uk/news/2020/11/02/calls-fo…

ACLU Comment on Texas Ruling Blocking Efforts to Invalidate Nearly 127,000 Drive-Thru Votes Cast in Harris County
commondreams.org | 2020-11-02
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Will the Death Cult Prevail Again?
Ishmael Reed | counterpunch.org | 2020-11-02
Donald Trump cavalierly accused someone of having swallowed the "Kool-Aid," referring to Jonestown where hundreds of people were lured into suicide by Jim Jones, a cult leader like the president. The difference between Trump's followers, who, including the elderly among them, risk their lives to attend his death rallies, is that the Jonestown casualties didn't threaten the lives of those who weren't members of the cult.
counterpunch.org/2020/11/02/will-the-dea…

The NYT Prints Usual Nonsense About Bubbles
Dean Baker | cepr.net | 2020-11-02
The NYT has apparently assigned Ruchir Sharma the task of writing periodic pieces about the prospect of a crashing bubble giving us another horrible recession. These pieces always show a failure to understand the most basic features of the Great Recession. This fits with the need of elite-types to pretend that the risks of the …
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Dump Trump AND!!!
Julie Matthaei | zcomm.org | 2020-11-02
We need to do everything we can to Dump Trump — AND continue to push for the system change that we need…
zcomm.org/zvideo/dump-trump-and/

Pianist Igor Levit joins rally against far-right Alternative for Germany in Potsdam
wsws.org | 2020-11-02
Only days after several German newspapers published vicious denunciations of Igor Levit, the world renowned pianist participated in a rally against the far-right Alternative for Germany (AfD) in Potsdam.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/11/02/levi…

Global Risks: The World on the Verge of Disintegration
Prof. Ruel F. Pepa | globalresearch.ca | 2020-11-02
Global Risks as an Axiological Issue | The issue of global risks is basically an axiological (value) matter that requires a thorough analysis of certain socio-political factors viewed through the lens of universalizable moral principles that promote human flourishing in terms …
globalresearch.ca/global-risks-world-ver…

They That Hate Me Without a Cause
Michael Welton | counterpunch.org | 2020-11-02
"They that hate me without cause are more than the hairs of mine head." — Psalm 69: 4 Carol Emcke, a German philosopher (Habermas supervised her MA and Honneth her Ph.D) and war correspondent, is a sparkling writer. One can sweep through her book, Against Hate (Polity, 2016), gathering numerous arresting diamonds of straight-to-the-heart bon mots.
counterpunch.org/2020/11/02/they-that-ha…

"Sin Begets Sin:" The Fall of Jeremy Corbyn Will be Felt Around the World
Miko Peled | mintpressnews.com | 2020-11-02
Jeremy Corbyn and the Labour Party have finally succumbed to pressure from Zionist organizations in the UK in a move with enormous international ramifications.
mintpressnews.com/anti-semitism-fall-jer…

Police Pepper-Spray Marchers Heading to the Polls in North Carolina
Staff | truthout.org | 2020-11-02
Police in Alamance County in North Carolina pepper-sprayed a peaceful get-out-the-vote march Saturday, descending on the crowd after they stopped near a Confederate monument to kneel in honor of George Floyd, who was killed by police in Minneapolis in May. Viral videos of the violent police action show officers in riot gear attacking the marchers, including young children and elderly people, who had intended to walk to a polling place on the last day of early voting in North Carolina. At least eight peop…
truthout.org/video/police-pepper-spray-m…

Targeting journalists takes a toll on 'societies as a whole' — UN chief
news.un.org | 2020-11-02
When journalists are targeted, "societies as a whole pay a price", the UN chief said on Monday, the International Day to End Impunity for Crimes against Journalists.
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Delay into Home Secretary bullying inquiry is 'intolerable', Government told
The Canary | thecanary.co | 2020-11-02
Delays surrounding an investigation into claims Home Secretary Priti Patel bullied staff are "intolerable" and fair to neither side, the Government has been told.Peers have raised concerns at Westminster over the hold-up to the inquiry, which was set up eight months ago.A Cabinet Office investigation was launched in March over allegations that Ms Patel belittled colleagues and clashed with senior officials in three different departments.Sir Philip Rutnam who quit earlier this year and accused Priti Patel of bullying (Helen William/PA)Sir Philip Rutnam, who was the Home Office's permanent secretary, quit earlier t…
thecanary.co/breaking-news/2020/11/02/de…

Tuesday 11/3: No Cops, No KKK, No Fascist USA
No Fascist USA | indybay.org | 2020-11-02
Clock Tower, Santa Cruz…
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An American History of Separating Families
Anita Sinha | commondreams.org | 2020-11-02
I initially was unable to answer my students' question of how the U.S. government can engage in such cruelty, until together we realized that family separation is embedded in American history. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
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How Maher al-Akhras Is Resisting Israel's Administrative Detention
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2020-11-02
Facing imminent death, 49-year-old Maher al-Akhras has been refusing to eat in prison for more than three months. The Palestinian father of six has been protesting his repeated arbitrary arrests; he is currently in administrative detention, without charge or trial. | Like many hunger strikers before him, Akhras does not seek death, although he is evidently prepared to die. The hunger strike is his way of refusing to become a modern-day Sisyphus, completing one administrative detention only to begin another. Reclaiming his body from the hands of Israeli authorities, he now wields his own life as a card to make a s…
popularresistance.org/how-maher-al-akhra…

Muslims celebrate birthday of Prophet of Islam, Imam Sadiq
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2020-11-02
TEHRAN, Nov. 3 (MNA) — Shia Muslims in Iran and around the world observe the birthday anniversary of Holy Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) and Imam Jafar al-Sadiq (PBUH) on Tuesday.
en.mehrnews.com/news/165432/Muslims-cele…

Testimonies From The Gloria Quintanilla Women's Cooperative Of Nicaragua
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2020-11-02
When a group of campesinas in the community of Santa Julia, Nicaragua founded the Gloria Quintanilla Cooperative in 2008 with the Rural Workers' Association (Asociación de Trabajadores del Campo — ATC), one of their basic rules was that men were not allowed to hurt women. With much struggle, they have rid their rural community of machismo and established a high value on women's work. In collaboration with the ATC and the Sandinista government, the women have fought for and won land titles in their names, their own homes, access to education, improved roads, and most recently, a community water well.
popularresistance.org/testimonies-from-t…

Thursday 11/5: "2040: The Regeneration" Film Screening and Q&A w/ Director on Hope During Climate Change
One Earth Film Festival | indybay.org | 2020-11-02
Virtual film screening…
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Trees of Death
Elliot Sperber | counterpunch.org | 2020-11-02
Trees of Death In the center of the garden Grow two trees The trees of life and knowledge Of good and evil Sparkling with fruit — the ancient Ionians Might know the two as Physis and Nomos Nature and custom Physis, physician, and Nomos, The shepherd, the nomeus And who is this nomeus? What does…
counterpunch.org/2020/11/02/trees-of-dea…

Missouri hospitals face being overwhelmed in latest surge of COVID-19 infections
wsws.org | 2020-11-02
Hospital administrators across the state are raising the alarm, demanding the governor take action to limit the spread, including mandating masks, even as plans remain to reopen schools.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/11/02/miss…

Bird flu outbreak at farm in Kent — 480 birds to be culled
The Canary | thecanary.co | 2020-11-02
Hundreds of birds at a farm in Kent will be culled following an outbreak of bird flu. | All 480 birds on the site near the town of Deal will be killed to limit the spread of the disease, the Government has confirmed. | The outbreak of the H5N2 avian influenza at the small commercial premises was confirmed on Monday. | A 1km restricted zone has been put in place around the site to limit the risk of the disease spreading, while urgent enquiries are underway for any evidence that it has spread further. | Public Health England (PHE) says the risk to public health from the virus is very low and the Food Standards Agen…
thecanary.co/breaking-news/2020/11/02/bi…

Islamic Iran to continue 'Fight on Arrogance" with more power
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2020-11-02
TEHRAN, Nov. 02 (MNA) –The Guardian Council in a statement on the occasion of commemorating Aban 13 (Nov. 03) wrote that…
en.mehrnews.com/news/165477/Islamic-Iran…

Metroline bus ballot shows massive strike mandate as Unite runs to ACAS
wsws.org | 2020-11-02
Unite's response to the overwhelming strike mandate was to scurry without delay into the government's Advisory, Conciliation and Arbitration Service (ACAS).
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/11/02/metr…

Right-wing propagandists in Germany promote "herd immunity"
wsws.org | 2020-11-02
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.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/11/02/herd…

This week in history: November 2-8
wsws.org | 2020-11-02
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.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/11/02/twih…

Manu Koenig has not been honest about Civinomics
Santa Cruz News Network | indybay.org | 2020-11-02
In campaign materials, Manu Koenig has misrepresented his experience as CEO of Civinomics. Koenig, who is running for Santa Cruz County Supervisor in the First District, has stated on his campaign website that Civinomics was an "online voting platform" and that the company was retained in the past by the City of Santa Cruz simply to "conduct surveys". The truth is, the company was hired by the City in 2011 to actively market and promote a proposal to build a water desalination plant on the westside. Additionally, social media posts show that Civinomics, which was originally named Greenocracy, had advocated for de…
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/11/02/1883801…

Army will not allow any enemy's aggression against Iran
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2020-11-02
TEHRAN, Nov. 3 (MNA) — Iran's Army Forces in a statement on Monday on the occasion of Aban 13, which marks the anniversary of US Embassy Takeover, said that Army Forces of the country will not allow any aggression of enemy against the Islamic Iran.
en.mehrnews.com/news/165479/Army-will-no…

Wednesday 11/18: 'Through the Night': Film & Discussion on Rise of Multiple Job Workers & 24 HR Daycare
SISTA Fire and partners | indybay.org | 2020-11-02
Online/virtual film screening via Zoom…
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In defense of Jeremy Corbyn
Eds. | mronline.org | 2020-11-02
Yesterday, Jeremy Corbyn was suspended as a member of the British Labour Party.
mronline.org/2020/11/02/in-defense-of-je…

Groups in the US plan demonstrations to "protect the results"
Peoples Dispatch | peoplesdispatch.org | 2020-11-02
A wide range of civil society groups have planned to hold demonstrations in over 170 locations across the US, to "ensure that every vote is counted"
peoplesdispatch.org/2020/11/02/groups-in…

New COVID-19 Security Measures Will Make Health a Prerequisite for Travel
Raul Diego | globalresearch.ca | 2020-11-02
As the multi-sector, global response to the coronavirus tightens the noose around civil liberties, CommonPass stands out as one of the most appalling and dangerous attacks on basic human rights in the name of public health. | *** | Imagine standing …
globalresearch.ca/new-covid-19-security-…

Nuclear Education: America's Secret Plan to Create a Fake Iranian Nuclear Program (censored/suppressed)
Gordon Duff | thealtworld.com | 2020-11-02
Today's delve into the world of nuclear secrets begins with a short discussion of the "trial that never happened," or as some are aware, the trial of a CIA officer going on in Virginia today. "If a trial isn't reported, does jail time for a phony crime inconvenience one quite as much?" | From Politico: Former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice made a highly unusual public appearance Thursday — taking the witness stand for the prosecution in a criminal case against a former CIA officer on trial for leaking details of a top-secret spy program. | Former CIA case officer, Jeffrey Sterling, a man who knew of Ame…
thealtworld.com/gordon_duff/nuclear-educ…

I Lost 39 Members of My Family in the Holocaust, Jeremy Corbyn is No Antisemite
Andrew Feinstein | zcomm.org | 2020-11-02
"As the son of a holocaust survivor I find the use of antisemitism to fight political battles hard to stomach"
zcomm.org/zvideo/i-lost-39-members-of-my…

Australia: Queensland Labor holds office by exploiting pandemic concerns
wsws.org | 2020-11-02
Labor postured as a protector of the population from COVID-19, but will now unveil austerity measures in a delayed December budget.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/11/02/aust…

Warning 'Wannabe Fascists,' Philly DA Says People Dressing 'Up Like G.I. Joe' to Intimidate Voters Will Be Prosecuted
Kenny Stancil, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2020-11-02
"If you want to dress up like a G.I. Joe and claim you are protecting the polls when we all know what you're really doing is intimidating voters, you're getting locked up," said Larry Krasner. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
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France set to ban Turkish ultra-nationalist Grey Wolves
MEE and agencies | middleeasteye.net | 2020-11-02
France set to ban Turkish ultra-nationalist Grey Wolves | The move comes as tensions between Turkey and France are at a high over a range of issues | MEE and agencies | Mon, 11/02/2020 – 16: 08 | A French army soldier stands guard as a police officer walks by outside the National Armenian Memorial Centre in Decines-Charpieu, near Lyon, on 1 November 2020 (AFP) | France is set to ban the Turkish ultra-nationa…
www.middleeasteye.net/news/france-turkey…

Feds Leverage Civil Disorder Charge Against George Floyd Protester
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2020-11-02
Saint Paul, MN — Charges against an Illinois man facing federal felonies from this summer's uprising in Minneapolis showcase the tactics, techniques and procedures applied by the U.S. government against some of the more enthusiastic participants in the George Floyd rebellion. | Repressive responses by the federal government to anti-police protests illustrate the ease with which they can charge and indict people who document their own activities on social media. The case also shows how federal agencies are using their deep access to both physical and technical surveillance to nab targets associated with Geor…
popularresistance.org/feds-leverage-civi…

Australian War Memorial: from keeper of the flame to hider of shame?
Pip Hinman | greenleft.org.au | 2020-11-02
The big brand theme park that is the Australian War Memorial — bankrolled by international arms manufacturers — is an object lesson in dishonesty, writes William De Maria.
greenleft.org.au/content/australian-war-…

Russian Government Prioritizes Small and Medium Scale Businesses, Affected by Covid-19 Crisis
Kester Kenn Klomegah | globalresearch.ca | 2020-11-02
Over the years, Small and Medium Scale Businesses (SMEs) have been uttermost focus for the Russian government recognizing the fact that these provide employment and support the overall economy. Despite the coronavirus pandemic, the government has seriously prioritized the sector, …
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SCOTUS Vacates Decision Holding Protest Organizer Liable for Injuries Caused by Unidentified Attendees in First Amendment Case
commondreams.org | 2020-11-02
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'Godfather of Peruvian Falcons' Uncovers Peregrine's Epic Journey from the Arctic
Liz Kimbrough | globalresearch.ca | 2020-11-02
When a peregrine falcon crashed through the skylight of a high-rise building in Lima, Peru, what impressed falcon researchers was not its tremendous speed (peregrines are the fastest animal in the world), or that it was found eating a dove …
globalresearch.ca/godfather-peruvian-fal…

Utmost efforts needed to spread unity among Islamic Ummah
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2020-11-02
TEHRAN, Nov. 02 (MNA) — Iranian Parliament Speaker's Special Aide for International Affairs said that utmost efforts should be made for spreading unity and amity among Islamic Ummah.
en.mehrnews.com/news/165475/Utmost-effor…

22 Iranian convicts transferred from Iraq to Islamic Republic
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2020-11-02
TEHRAN, Nov. 02 (MNA) — Iranian Deputy Justice Minister for Human Rights and International Affairs said that 22 Iranian convicts have been transferred from Iraq to Iran.
en.mehrnews.com/news/165466/22-Iranian-c…

Road min. to inaugurate major port projects in Chabahar
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2020-11-02
TEHRAN, Nov. 02 (MNA) — In an interview with Mehr news, the Director-General of Sistan-Baluchestan Ports and Maritime Department informed the road minister is to inaugurate some major projects in Chabahar's Shahid Beheshti Port on Wednesday.
en.mehrnews.com/news/165451/Road-min-to-…

Jeremy Corbyn is the victim of a monstrous campaign of slander
Daniel Taylor | mronline.org | 2020-11-02
After years of being slandered, Jeremy Corbyn has been suspended from the British Labour Party. It's a shocking development.
mronline.org/2020/11/02/jeremy-corbyn-is…

Who bears responsibility for the Canadian ruling elite's catastrophic handling of the COVID-19 pandemic?
wsws.org | 2020-11-02
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.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/11/02/capa…

Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe 'relieved' at avoiding prison after court hearing
The Canary | thecanary.co | 2020-11-02
Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe has expressed her relief at not being sent back to prison after appearing before a court in Iran, according to her family.The 42-year-old British-Iranian dual national was told she would be returned to Evin prison in Tehran following Monday's hearing, but it was adjourned before she could put forward a defence, her husband Richard Ratcliffe said.She has been detained in Iran since 2016, when she was sentenced to five years in prison over allegations, which she denies, of plotting to overthrow the Iranian government. | Free Nazanin campaign can confirm that today (Monday 2 November) Nazan…
thecanary.co/uk/2020/11/02/nazanin-zagha…

Interior Min. hosts COVID-19 Combat, Prevention HQ's meeting
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2020-11-02
TEHRAN, Nov. 02 (MNA) — The meeting of National Coronavirus Combat and Prevention Headquarters was held at the venue of Interior Ministry on Monday in the presence of Interior Minister Abdolreza Rahmani fazli and Health Minister Saeed Namaki.
en.mehrnews.com/photo/165458/Interior-Mi…

Innocent mother beaten by Philly cops on video filing lawsuit
Andrew Emett | nationofchange.org | 2020-11-02
Attorneys representing the victim have confirmed she is filing a civil rights case against the police department.
nationofchange.org/2020/11/02/innocent-m…

Fight against Arrogance a deep-rooted notion in Islamic Rev
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2020-11-02
TEHRAN, Nov. 02 (MNA) — IRGC statement stressed that "fight against global arrogance" is a deep-rooted notion in principles of the Islamic Revolution of Iran which will not be influenced by power shift between Democrats and Republican.
en.mehrnews.com/news/165467/Fight-agains…

Union suppresses Albany, New York nurses' fight for coronavirus protections
wsws.org | 2020-11-02
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.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/11/02/alba…

Why Critical Media Literacy is an Essential Component of Media Education
Project Censored | projectcensored.org | 2020-11-02
October 26 through 30 was Media Literacy Week. Media scholar Nolan Higdon joined Mickey to explain why critical media literacy is an essential component of media education. Notes: This program…
projectcensored.org/why-critical-media-l…

Green Party's Howie Hawkins on Opposing US Militarism and Protecting the Vote
KPFA Saturday Evening News | indybay.org | 2020-11-02
Green Party presidential candidate Howie Hawkins on opposing US wars and militarism and protecting the vote.
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/10/31/1883799…

The 18-year-old climate campaigner 'preparing for the worst'
Maeve Campbell | zcomm.org | 2020-11-02
"I am just taking it one class, one meal, one step at a time, trying to envision the future, hoping for the best but preparing for the worst."
zcomm.org/znetarticle/the-18-year-old-cl…

Portuguese communists call to strengthen National Health Service to fight fresh spike in COVID-19
Peoples Dispatch | peoplesdispatch.org | 2020-11-02
The Portuguese government has announced new lockdown restrictions in 121 municipalities across the country in the wake of a fresh spike in COVID-19 cases. A record number of 4,656 COVID-19 cases were reported on October 30…
peoplesdispatch.org/2020/11/02/portugues…

Trump's Zealots: White Supremacists And Evangelicals
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2020-11-02
Let us not be naive. If President Trump recently called on his adoring followers to "liberate" states like Michigan, Virginia, Maryland*, and Minnesota, which all happen to have Democrat governors, this is not about freeing people from the supposed tyranny of lockdown and social distancing measures. What the gun-toting, Trump 2020 and Confederate-flag waving Trump storm-troopers have been organized and likely paid to do, is to make sure the United States goes back to work as soon as possible. Naturally, this is despite the fact that the COVID-19 pandemic is still raging in all 50 states, at various levels, with n…
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Everyone Needs to Do More to Fight COVID-19
Mark Pocan | commondreams.org | 2020-11-02
We have little room for error if we are going to prevent thousands of people from getting sick and dozens from dying every day. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
commondreams.org/views/2020/11/02/everyo…

Israel lobby slaughters Corbyn again
Asa Winstanley | zcomm.org | 2020-11-02
It seems that for the Israel lobby, slaughtering Corbyn once was not enough…
zcomm.org/znetarticle/israel-lobby-slaug…

Logistics, transportation industry's role in fighting COVID19
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2020-11-02
TEHRAN, Nov. 02 (MNA) — Mehrzad Manuel Ferdows and Behzad Daniel Ferdows, two entrepreneurs in the logistics and transportation industry, have, in an analysis, weighed in on the significance of this industry during the COVID-19 pandemic.
en.mehrnews.com/news/165464/Logistics-tr…

ACLU's Closing Argument: 'Everyone Should Be Able to Vote, and Everyone's Vote Should Be Counted'
Julia Conley, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2020-11-02
The national civil liberties group says that it "is at the ready to act swiftly and use all of the tools and resources at our disposal to protect the vote." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
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Beheadings in France
L. Ali Khan | counterpunch.org | 2020-11-02
In October 2020, beheadings in France outraged the people and President Emmanuel Macron, who explained that" Islam in crisis" attacks France's "core values." First, a Chechen-born teenager, who entered France as a refugee, beheaded a history teacher sharing the Charlie Hebdo cartoons of the Prophet of Islam with his students. Soon after that, a Tunisia-born tourist "virtually beheaded" a woman and a man inside a church in Nice.
counterpunch.org/2020/11/02/beheadings-i…

Why Canada Must Release Meng Wanzhou
K.J. Noh | globalresearch.ca | 2020-11-02
Few things are as dangerous as a poorly thought-out kidnapping. Kidnappings are serious business, often with unintended consequences. History is replete with dimwitted criminals who engaged in them on a whim, only to discover adverse outcomes far beyond their imagining. …
globalresearch.ca/why-canada-must-releas…

'Huge Victory for Texas Voters': Federal Judge Rules in Favor of 127,000 Drive-Thru Ballots
Brett Wilkins, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2020-11-02
"This is what democracy looks like," said one ACLU lawyer. "Our justice system did its duty today to ensure voting rights are protected and our democracy remains intact." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
commondreams.org/news/2020/11/02/huge-vi…

Police bust over 1.2 tons of drugs in SE Iran
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2020-11-02
TEHRAN, Nov. 02 (MNA) — Iran's counter-narcotics forces busted over 1.2 tons of different illicit drugs in the southeastern border regions in two operations on in the past 24 hours.
en.mehrnews.com/news/165448/Police-bust-…

Thailand's Monarchy and Why the US Targets It
Anthony Cartalucci | thealtworld.com | 2020-11-02
I attended an annual event Thailand's King Rama 10 presided over and witnessed thousands of Thai people attend to celebrate their culture, history, and their monarchy which is the living embodiment of both. | I explain how Thailand's monarchy is not a Western or Middle Eastern monarchy and should not be analyzed as such. Thailand's monarchy is the key to why the nation has never been colonized by Western imperialists in its 700 year history. | And today Thai people have sent a clear message to US-funded mobs that there are still many who believe in this Thailand and not what the mobs seek to transform it into.
thealtworld.com/anthony_cartalucci/thail…

The Psychosis of Whiteness
Eugene Nulman | zcomm.org | 2020-11-02
Interview with the director of Psychosis of Whiteness, a full length documentary film made in 2018-19, directed by Eugene Nulman…
zcomm.org/znetarticle/the-psychosis-of-w…

'To Be Is Better Than Not To Be' to be screened in Argentina
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2020-11-02
TEHRAN, Nov. 02 (MNA) — Iranian documentary 'To be is better than not to be' directed by Iman Bayatfar will be screened in El Festival Internacional de Cine Austral in Argentina.
en.mehrnews.com/news/165452/To-Be-Is-Bet…

'Takfiris product of West to harm Muslims' image'
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2020-11-02
TEHRAN, Nov. 02 (MNA) — Iran's Judiciary Chief says Takfiri terrorism is a product of western powers and an effort to distort the image of Muslims in the world.
en.mehrnews.com/news/165459/Takfiris-pro…

American Empire and the New Cold War
Editor | scheerpost.com | 2020-11-02
Maj. Danny in discussion with Nicky Rew on the latter's podcast. | Source…
scheerpost.com/2020/11/02/american-empir…

Michael Apted's Flawed but Brilliant Epic of British Social Life
Susan Pedersen | thenation.com | 2020-11-02
Michael Apted's Flawed but Brilliant Epic of British Social Life…
thenation.com/article/culture/michael-ap…

Monday 11/2: America Is On The Ballot: Indian Country Unites to Vote
Collier Freedom Movement | indybay.org | 2020-11-02
Online event…
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More Than 50 Editorial Board Endorsements Confirm Climate Is Top Electoral Issue in Presidential Race
commondreams.org | 2020-11-02
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Iran Air Force begins military drill on Monday
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2020-11-02
TEHRAN, Nov. 02 (MNA) — The Islamic Republic of Iran Air Force (IRIAF) started a military exercise in the central province of Isfahan with the participation of units from seven airbases on Monday.
en.mehrnews.com/photo/165478/Iran-Air-Fo…

QAnon and John Jr
Shahid Mahmood | counterpunch.org | 2020-11-02
Sacha Baron Cohen's latest movie, "Borat Subsequent Moviefilm", brilliantly exposes the manipulations of our political leaders. His take down of Rudy Giuliani is a satirical masterclass. Giuliani, President Trump's personal lawyer, was duped into joining Borat's actress daughter, Tutar, for an interview. After a drink Giuliani is quick to recline down on the hotel bed and…
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'This is our Europe': Macron voices 'shock & grief' over Vienna terror attack, warns 'enemies' will be dealt with
rt.com | 2020-11-02
French President Emmanuel Macron insisted that Europe will not give into terror following a deadly attack in Austria's capital, voicing support for a "friendly country" while threatening retaliation for their shared "enemies." | "We French share the shock and grief of the Austrian people struck this evening by an attack in the heart of their capital, Vienna. After France, a friendly country is attacked," Macron said in a pair of tweets on Monday evening — one in French, the other in German. | This is our…
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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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Over 1 Million People Vote Early in NYC, City's Board of Elections Says
sputniknews.com | 2020-11-01
NEW YORK (Sputnik) – More than one million residents of New York City have voted early in the US presidential election, the NYC Board of Elections announced on Twitter.
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Moldovan President to Be Elected in Runoff on November 15, Electoral Commission Says
sputniknews.com | 2020-11-01
CHISINAU (Sputnik) – Leader of the Party of Action and Solidarity and Moldova's former prime minister, Maia Sandu, is coming ahead in the presidential election with 34.39 percent of the votes, the Central Electoral Commission (CEC) of the Republic of Moldova said after 98.04% of the votes had been counted.
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