Daily Archives: November 3, 2020

2020-11-03: News Headlines

Leonard C. Goodman (2020-11-03). The scary truth is many senate Dems share the same corporate agenda as Amy Coney Barrett. nationofchange.org She's exactly the kind of judge corporate donors support.

Black Alliance for Peace (2020-11-03). The Contours of Resistance Beyond the Election. globalresearch.ca No matter which party wins the White House on November 3, one thing is certain: The objective crisis of the system will force the winning political party to be guided by a logic that concludes domestic repression and warmongering abroad …

Caitlin Johnstone (2020-11-03). The US Empire Is A Smiley Faced Serial Killer. thealtworld.com Waiting for the results of the US presidential election is like waiting to find out if you're going to get hit by the mugger with the bat or the mugger with the crow bar. | Dave Calhoun, CEO of top war profiteer company Boeing, "I think both candidates, at least in my view, appear globally oriented and interested in the defense of our country and I believe they'll support the industries," Calhoun…

Gareth Porter (2020-11-03). How DHS and FBI officials spun a dubious Russian election threat days before voting. thegrayzone.com A Department of Homeland Security election alert spawning new Russia fears was so incoherent and inconsistent with previous findings, it suggested a state of political panic inside the agency. Just days before the 2020 election the bureaucratic forces behind the original claim of Russian hacking of state election-related websites in 2016 launched a new drive to spawn fears of Moscow-made political chaos in the wake of the voting. The new narrative was not consistent with information previously published by the …

Monica Moorehead (2020-11-03). No matter the outcome, the election will not fix racism, police terror. workers.org Nov. 2 — CNN reports that a record 95 million-plus voters have already cast their ballot in the presidential race as of today. This number already represents at least 70% of the 139 million total votes cast during the 2016 election, all but guaranteeing there will be a record-setting number . . . |

Philip Giraldi (2020-11-03). Israel Wins U.S. Election. thealtworld.com Congress and White House work together to reward the Jewish state | The U.S. election will end today, more or less, and we Americans will suffer another four years of putting up with serial nonsense out of a White House and Congress that could care less about us no matter who is elected. Whether the party where everything changes or the party where everything remains the same wins the inevitable result will be further aggrandizement of authoritarian power combined with increased distancing of government from the people who are ruled. | Amidst all the gloom, however, there is one great success story. That is the t…

Monica Moorehead (2020-11-03). No matter the outcome/ Election will not fix racism, police terror. workers.org Nov. 2 — CNN reports that a record 95 million-plus voters have already cast their ballot in the presidential race as of today. This number already represents at least 70% of the 139 million total votes cast during the 2016 election, all but guaranteeing there will be a record-setting number . . . |

Ruth Conniff (2020-11-03). Wisconsin Braces for a Contentious Election. progressive.org Advocates prepare for the possibility that Republicans and their allies might attempt to stop the vote count.

George Stacey (2020-11-03). US Presidential Election 2020: How the outcome could affect the Canada and climate change. nationofchange.org The candidates know about the need to proceed cautiously regardless of their broader positions on environmental change.

MEE and agencies (2020-11-03). Qatar to hold first national elections in October 2021: Emir. middleeasteye.net Qatar to hold first national elections in October 2021: Emir | The proposed vote comes after years of delays for the prospective elections on the Shura council | Tue, 11/03/2020 – 10: 09 | The proposed vote will be for two-thirds or 30 of the 45 members of the Shura council (Reuters) | Qatar's Emir said the Gulf State will hold an unprecedented election for its advisory Shura council in Oc…

Stephen Lendman (2020-11-03). Is Joe Biden Cognitively and Physically "Unfit to Serve"? Both Trump and Biden are Unfit for the Highest Office. globalresearch.ca As judged by their public records, Trump and Biden are unfit for the nation's highest office. | Time and again, both figures showed that they serve privileged interests exclusively at the expense of ordinary people they're dismissive toward. | It's how Dem …

Gareth Porter (2020-11-03). How a key Pentagon official turned China policy over to arms industry and Taiwan supporters. mronline.org Branded "Fortress Taiwan" by the Pentagon, the ambitious arms deal was the engineered by Randall Schriver, a veteran pro-Taiwan activist and anti-China hardliner whose think tank had been financed by America's biggest arms contractors and by the Taiwan government itself.

Joseph Thomas (2020-11-03). China's Growing Ties with Laos. asia-pacificresearch.com

Anthony Cartalucci (2020-11-03). 4 Myths About the Thai Monarchy Spread by US-Funded Protest Leaders. thealtworld.com Washington's growing confrontation with China is dragging in many of China's closest regional allies including Thailand. In a bid to divide and overthrow Thailand's institutions to make way for a pro-Washington client regime — efforts have been focused on undermining the nation's 700+ year old monarchy. | I break down 4 of the most common myths spread by the US-funded opposition and repeated endlessly by the Western corporate media. | Disclaimer: | For legal reasons I want to make it clear when I refer to "Yingluck Shinawatra" I am referring to her government and its supporters and not Yingluck Shinawatra…

Fight Back (2020-11-03). A resistir la represión del gobierno Estadounidense, a construir el movimiento revolucionario. fightbacknews.org A través del país, el gobierno Gringo, está soltando una oleada de represión atentando a criminalizar a todos aquellos que protestan contra los asesinatos de los afroamericanos y otras gentes oprimidas a manos de la policía. Nosotros le hacemos un llamado al pueblo a resistir la represión y trabajar hacia la revolución por medio de protestas masivas, y a unirse a grupos socialistas como lo es la FRSO. | Después del estrangulamiento despiadado de George Floyd ocurrió una insurrección masiva en la ciudad de Minneapolis, la cual también literalmente encendió en llamas a la estación de policía del 3er precinto. Ya er…

John W. Whitehead (2020-11-03). America After the Election: A Few Hard Truths About the Things that Won't Change. globalresearch.ca "If liberty means anything at all, it means the right to tell people what they do not want to hear."—George Orwell | The American people remain eager to be persuaded that a new president in the White House can solve …

UCSC Center for Cultural Studies (2020-11-03). 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…

ERA Coalition (2020-11-03). Friday 11/6: The Election, the ERA and an #Equal Future Post-Election Wrap-up w/ ERA Coalition. indybay.org Online event…

Poor People's Campaign (2020-11-03). Tuesday 11/3: Election Protection Updates and Multi-faith Pray, Meditation, & Reflection w/ PPC. indybay.org Online/virtual…

NAACP (2020-11-03). Tuesday 11/3: NAACP Election 2020 Special Coverage (Day 1). indybay.org Onlive via livestream…

NAACP (2020-11-03). Wednesday 11/4: NAACP Election 2020 Special Coverage Town Hall (Day 2). indybay.org Virtual Town Hall…

Free RunningWolf (2020-11-03). 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.

_____ (2020-11-03). 'The Coming War On China' — Watch John Pilger's Powerfully Relevant Documentary. strategic-culture.org Caitlin JOHNSTONE | "The aim of this film is to break a silence: the United States and China may well be on the road to war, and nuclear war is no longer unthinkable," Pilger says in his 2016 documentary The Coming War on China, which "In a few years China has become the world's second-biggest economic power," Pilger's introduction continues. "The United States is the world's biggest military power, with bases and missiles and ships covering ever…

news.un (2020-11-03). UN expert urges Myanmar not to undermine 'very lifeblood of democracy' ahead of polls. news.un.org An independent UN human rights expert has called on the Government and military of Myanmar to stop persecuting opposition supporters, including journalists and student protesters, ahead of next week's general elections.

news.un (2020-11-03). Cà¥te d'Ivoire: UN reports 3,000 flee abroad amid electoral violence. news.un.org Several thousand people have fled from election-related violence in Cà¥te d'Ivoire to seek sanctuary in neighbouring Liberia, Ghana and Togo, fearing a repeat of the major conflict that followed the election in 2011, the UN refugee agency UNHCR said on Tuesday.

Margaret Spillane (2020-11-03). Why You Should Be Watching the Film 'Z' Right Now. thenation.com Why You Should Be Watching the Film 'Z' Right Now…

Elie Mystal (2020-11-03). America Votes: Live Updates—and Some Rants. thenation.com America Votes: Live Updates—and Some Rants…

Staff (2020-11-03). Having a Meltdown? Let's Process This Electoral Nightmare Together. truthout.org Need a break from doom scrolling? Kelly Hayes and Tanuja Jagernauth interrupt the aggravating suspense of Election Day with a grounding conversation about learning to inhabit uncertainty. | TRANSCRIPT: | Note: This a rush transcript and has been lightly edited for clarity. Copy may not be in its final form. | Kelly Hayes: Welcome to "Movement Memos," a Truthout podcast about things you should know if you want to change the world. I'm your host, Kelly Hayes. Election Day is here, and many of us are f…

Staff (2020-11-03). As COVID Surges, States Attempt to Adapt With Drive-Through and Curbside Voting. truthout.org As COVID-19 cases have soared in suburban St. Louis County, Missouri, so have the calls from ailing or quarantined voters to the Board of Elections, asking how they can vote. Until this week, workers have taken down their contact information and sent ballots to their homes. But on Monday, the board pivoted. Today, voters with COVID-19 can vote at a newly established drive-thru site. | "So many more people are testing positive, there's no way we could send them all ballots," said Eric Fey, t…

Annapureddy AR, Henien S, Wang Y, et al. (2020-11-03). Association Between Industry Payments to Physicians and Device Selection in ICD Implantation. jamanetwork.com This cross-sectional study examines the association between payments from device manufacturers to physicians and device selection for patients undergoing first-time implantation of a cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD) or cardiac resynchronization therapy-defibrillator (CRT-D).

WSWS (2020-11-03). The approach of the World Socialist Web Site to science. wsws.org The WSWS was the only publication to warn very early on the dangers the working class faced if the coronavirus became a pandemic.

Paul Antonopoulos (2020-11-03). France and Turkey Not Embroiled in "Clash of Civilizations" but Rather Geopolitical Struggle. globalresearch.ca The horrific terrorist attacks in France and the confrontation that erupted between Paris and Ankara has questioned alliances and changed the geopolitical landscape in the East Mediterranean and Africa.

_____ (2020-11-03). Missing And Murdered Indigenous Women And Girls Committee Releases Final Report. popularresistance.org Arizona's Study Committee on Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls has posted its final report, including dozens of specific legislative, law enforcement and other policy recommendations to address the ongoing crisis. After nearly a year of in-depth research, which was slowed by COVID-19 and some enforcement agencies choosing not to participate, Arizona got its clearest picture to date of the increasing crisis of missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls. | "Our work will not end with this report; this is only the beginning," said Chairwoman Rep. Jennifer Jermaine, D-Chandler.

Martha Grevatt (2020-11-03). Tamir Rice denied justice — again. workers.org Cleveland On June 25, Tamir Elijah Rice should have turned 18. He would have been old enough to vote for the first time. But Nov. 22 will be the sixth anniversary of Tamir's murder by Cleveland police. On that day, the 12-year-old was playing with a pellet gun outside Cudell . . . |

MEE staff (2020-11-03). Covid-19: Scores of Palestinian prisoners infected. middleeasteye.net Covid-19: Scores of Palestinian prisoners infected | The Palestinian Committee of Prisoners' Affairs blames 'bad measures' inside Gilboa prison for the spread of the coronavirus | Tue, 11/03/2020 – 15: 05 | Palestinian prisoners and visitors at Gilboa prison in central Israel in 2006 (AFP) | Around 73 Palestinian prisoners have tested positive for Covid-19 inside the Israeli prison of Gilboa, according to the…

Peter Koenig (2020-11-03). COVID and Its Man-Made Gigantic Collateral Damage: The Great Reset — A Call for Civil Disobedience. globalresearch.ca The going narrative in the west is: "Covid is on the Rise — we are entering the second wave — we must protect our people." | The offered recipe is testing-testing-testing — it is the instrument for increasing "cases". The more …

Peter Koenig (2020-11-03). Video: The Second Wave: Testing, Testing, "Covid is on the Rise". The Lockdown. globalresearch.ca

Lucas Leiroz de Almeida (2020-11-03). Relations Between Mexico and India Are on the Rise. asia-pacificresearch.com

Staff (2020-11-03). "I Am a Citizen": Watch Nikki Giovanni Read Her Poem "Vote" on the Power of the Ballot. democracynow.org Acclaimed poet and activist Nikki Giovanni has a new collection of poems called "Make Me Rain," a celebration of her Black heritage, as well as an exploration of racism and white nationalism. In the poem "Vote," Giovanni offers her thoughts on the importance of voting. It was filmed by The Meteor, a feminist collective of activists, journalists and creators, part of a daily Instagram series focusing on voting rights.

news.un (2020-11-03). 'Super typhoon' Goni: Towns cut off as COVID-19 impacts response. news.un.org "Super storm" Typhoon Goni has left several towns inaccessible and destroyed thousands of homes in the Philippines, the UN humanitarian wing has said, adding that relief efforts have been complicated by the coronavirus pandemic.

M. K. Bhadrakumar (2020-11-03). Deconstructing France's Emmanuel Macron. The Surge of Islamophobia. globalresearch.ca The Modi government has earned the distinction as the "first non-western" voice to come out in support of French President Emmanuel Macron over the recent

Paul Craig Roberts (2020-11-03). Britain and America Are Wiping Themselves Off of the Face of the Earth. thealtworld.com Britain and America are in a race to see who can be first to reject their culture and repudiate their history. | In Britain museums Are Hiding Their Exhibits Because They Show Savagery of Primitive (a politically incorrect word) Societies Instead of Equality with, or Superiority over, the West and Are Collections of Imperialist Bias. | The Telegraph reports that museum directors and immigrant-invader activists are decolonizing Britain by purging all signs of imperialist bias and erasing British history. "Indeed scarcely a week passes without another flashpoint emerging — the removal of statues, the BBC's pl…

Prabhat Patnaik (2020-11-03). How India's Modi is changing laws to help imperialists dominate the country's agriculture. mronline.org The fact that the Center made unilateral and fundamental changes in agricultural marketing arrangements that fall within the State List of the Seventh Schedule of the Constitution was a blow against federalism.

MEE and agencies (2020-11-03). Covid-19: Saudi Arabia's Aramco announces major slump in profits. middleeasteye.net Covid-19: Saudi Arabia's Aramco announces major slump in profits | Saudi state oil company revealed it had suffered a 44.6 percent decline in profits in the third-quarter | Tue, 11/03/2020 – 13: 59 | Saudi Aramco's Abqaiq oil processing plant (AFP) | Profits in Saudi Arabia's state oil company have taken a severe hit as a result of the coronavirus pandemic, slumping by 44.6 percent in the…

Eds. (2020-11-03). The Past as Prologue: Caliban & the Witch — a Review. mronline.org Alexandra Day reviews Silvia Federici's seminal work, Caliban and the Witch: Women, the Body and Primitive Accumulation.

Sara Flounders (2020-11-03). Amazon bans book exposing U.S. COVID chaos—a commentary. workers.org A decision by the Amazon company to block a book focused on a scientific and cooperative approach to COVID-19 amounts to corporate information control operating at a new intensity. This censorship occurs while almost every form of U.S. media permits and promotes racist, unscientific and thoroughly confusing information. The censored . . . |

Liberation Staff (2020-11-03). Over 100,000 Polish women march against right wing's latest attack on reproductive rights. liberationnews.org For almost two weeks straight, hundreds of thousands of Polish women have marched through the streets of Warsaw and other major Polish cities, protesting the right-wing government's move to ban access to nearly all abortions.

Nadda Osman (2020-11-03). Egypt court orders release of more than 600 detainees swept up in crackdown. middleeasteye.net Egypt court orders release of more than 600 detainees swept up in crackdown | The prisoners include journalists, politicians and students who had been in pre-trial detention for over a year | Tue, 11/03/2020 – 14: 50 | A picture taken during a guided tour organised by Egypt's State Information Service on 11 February, 2020, shows the entrance of the Tora prison clinic in the Egyptian capital Cairo (AFP/fi…

MEE and agencies (2020-11-03). Bahrain approves use of experimental Covid-19 vaccine for frontline workers. middleeasteye.net Bahrain approves use of experimental Covid-19 vaccine for frontline workers | Bahrain's health minister said clinical trials showed the Chinese vaccine was 'safe and effective' | Tue, 11/03/2020 – 12: 13 | A volunteer disinfects a bed as Muslim Shia mourners give blood as part of Ashura commemorations, in Alnoaim village, a suburb of the Bahraini capital Manama (AFP) | Bahrain has approved…

Cooper Feste and Russell Wiley (2020-11-03). Dallas tenants stop an eviction, demand housing rights. liberationnews.org The tenants of Estelle Village apartments are calling for ceased evictions per the CDC moratorium.

MEE and agencies (2020-11-03). Azerbaijan-Armenia conflict: Russia says will consider Iran's proposal to end fighting. middleeasteye.net Azerbaijan-Armenia conflict: Russia says will consider Iran's proposal to end fighting | Tehran has offered to take a leading role in negotiations to establish peace in Nagorno-Karabakh region | Tue, 11/03/2020 – 14: 08 | Reservists keep watch in the Shusha region on 31 October 2020, amid the ongoing military conflict between Armenia and Azerbaijan in Nagorno-Karabakh. (AFP) | Russia is co…

Ted Kelly (2020-11-03). International calls for release of Palestinian prisoner on hunger strike. workers.org The International Association of Democratic Lawyers, in a resolution released late last month, called for the immediate release of Maher al-Akhras, a Palestinian man imprisoned by Israeli occupation. Detained without charges under the notorious "administrative detention" policy, al-Akhras has been staging a hunger strike for almost 100 days. Hunger striker . . . |

MEE and agencies (2020-11-03). Turkey earthquake: Rescue workers pull four-year-old girl from rubble as death toll rises to 102. middleeasteye.net Turkey earthquake: Rescue workers pull four-year-old girl from rubble as death toll rises to 102 | Four-year-old Ayda Gezgin was trapped under the rubble of a collapsed building in Izmir for four days | Tue, 11/03/2020 – 08: 12 | Death toll increased to 102 as rescue continues to search for survivors after Turkey suffered its most devastating earthquake in a decade (Reuters) | Turkish resc…

Betsey Piette (2020-11-03). 'Thin Blue Line' terrorizes Black mother and child. workers.org Philadelphia Not held accountable for brutalizing Black Philadelphia residents earlier this year during protests over the murder of George Floyd, police in Philadelphia appear to be more emboldened, and essentially out of control. Less than 10 hours after two police officers were caught on video shooting and killing a 27-year-old . . . |

Ragip Soylu (2020-11-03). 'We can only pray': Four Turkish citizens held by Haftar in eastern Libya. middleeasteye.net 'We can only pray': Four Turkish citizens held by Haftar in eastern Libya | Nothing has been heard from the dessert shop workers since they were seized by the LNA in Sirte in February | Tue, 11/03/2020 – 07: 27 | A member of Libyan National Army (LNA) commanded by Khalifa Haftar, points his gun to the image of Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan hanged on a Turkish military armored vehicle (Reuters) | Yakup…

_____ (2020-11-03). Understanding the Tri-fold Nature of the Deep State. strategic-culture.org Not that long ago the United States came close to total dissolution. | The financial system was bankrupt, speculation had run amok, and all infrastructure had fallen into disarray over the course of 30 years of unbroken free trade. To make matters worse, the nation was on the verge of a civil war and international financiers in London and Wall Street gloated over the immanent destruction of the first nation on earth to be established not upon hereditary institutions, but rather on the consent of the governed and mandated to serve the general welfare. | Although one might think that I am referring now to today's A…

Eds. (2020-11-03). For Karabakh's self-determination while returning Azery majority territory. mronline.org A communist view from Moscow.

Editor (2020-11-03). Progressive Candidates Rally the Vote with Bernie. scheerpost.com Livestream event recording gathers many fresh, diverse and principled activists running in key competitive races including Mike Siegel, Ilhan Omar and 20 others. [Fast-forward to 5 minutes to start event.]…

imperial.ac.uk (2020-11-03). Drones that patrol forests could monitor environmental and ecological changes. imperial.ac.uk Imperial researchers have created drones that can attach sensors to trees to monitor environmental and ecological changes in forests.

The Canary (2020-11-03). Low paid over 20 times more likely to be furloughed on reduced pay. thecanary.co The UK's worst-paid workers were more than 20 times more likely to be furloughed on reduced pay than the highest earners, data has shown. | More than half — 51.7% — of workers who were usually paid less than £8.72 per hour were furloughed with a pay cut, compared with 2.5% of those earning more than £29.67. | According to Office for National Statistics (ONS) data, even slightly higher pay could significantly reduce the risk of a worker being put on reduced-pay furlough. | Only 8.3% of those earning between £8.72 and £9.48 per hour were furloughed with a smaller pay cheque, six…

George Monbiot (2020-11-03). The government's secretive Covid contracts are heaping misery on Britain. zcomm.org England's response to the coronavirus pandemic now relies on unskilled teenaged call centre workers, taking the place of experienced clinicians…

news.un (2020-11-03). Nigerians need justice, UN rights experts say, in call for inquiry into protestor killings. news.un.org The Nigerian Government must establish a credible, independent inquiry into the recent killing of at least 12 peaceful protestors by soldiers, a group of independent UN human rights experts said on Tuesday, as demonstrations against a discredited police unit continue across the country.

Baer HJ, Rozenblum R, De La Cruz BA, et al. (2020-11-03). Effect of an Online Weight Management Program With vs Without Individualized Management on Weight Change. jamanetwork.com This cluster randomized trial compares the effects of an online weight management program with vs without a health manager monitoring progress vs usual care on 12-month weight change among adults with overweight or obesity and a diagnosis of hypertension or type 2 diabetes.

Meredith J, High KP, Freischlag J. (2020-11-03). Preserving Elective Surgeries in the COVID-19 Pandemic and the Future. jamanetwork.com This Viewpoint describes the health burden imposed on patients and the logistical and financial burdens posed to health systems by the temporary halting of elective surgery during the COVID-19 pandemic, and proposes organizational and policy responses to maintain standards of quality and safety while sustaining the surgical services patients need.

_____ (2020-11-03). Sacha Baron Cohen, Propagandist. strategic-culture.org Ayman Abu Aita is a family man. For years, he was a grocer by trade, running his shop in Bethlehem while serving on the board of the Holy Land Trust, a nonprofit group working for peaceful reconciliation in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Like many Palestinians, he is a Christian, a practicing member of the Greek Orthodox Church.

Mike Ervin (2020-11-03). Smart Ass Cripple: Zeroed Out. progressive.org How lawmakers use algorithms to cut support for disabled people.

Jeremy Loffredo (2020-11-03). Same Story, Different Decade: How WHO's Definition of a Global Pandemic Benefits Big Pharma. globalresearch.ca When WHO broadened its definition of global pandemic in 2009, H1N1 vaccine makers profited at taxpayers' expense. COVID vaccine makers will likely reap even more benefits. | *** | In the years leading up to 2009, the World Health Organization (WHO) worked …

No Fascist USA (2020-11-03). Tuesday 11/3: No Cops, No KKK, No Fascist USA. indybay.org Clock Tower, Santa Cruz…

Ashley Curtin (2020-11-03). Virginia, Maryland, and North Carolina announce new regional partnership in massive clean offshore wind development. nationofchange.org "Coming together regionally also makes the Mid-Atlantic that much more attractive to offshore wind manufacturers to locate here, which in turn creates tens of thousands of jobs in each of our respective states."

Mel Gurtov (2020-11-03). In Defense of Confucius Institutes. zcomm.org What the administration is doing, in our name, is cutting off our nose to spite our face—denying communities, schools, and laboratories the opportunities for cultural enrichment…

Walter Mosley (2020-11-03). To Repair Our Country, Start by Repairing Our Political Language. thenation.com To Repair Our Country, Start by Repairing Our Political Language…

Rian Dundon, Magnum Foundation (2020-11-03). How Many Cameras Does One Protest Need? thenation.com How Many Cameras Does One Protest Need?

Hampton T. (2020-11-03). Newly Discovered Cellular Protection Pathway Blocks Ebola, COVID-19 Viruses. jamanetwork.com Faced with the urgent need for new antiviral strategies, investigators recently uncovered a surprising pathway that host cells use to protect against diverse viruses, including those that cause Ebola and coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). The findings, published in Science, point to a potential novel treatment target.

Prof. Ruel F. Pepa (2020-11-03). The Global Spread of the "Virus of Fear" globalresearch.ca The real story behind the so-called "second-wave" Covid-19 infection | The entire world at this point in time is being conditioned that the Covid-19 infection has gotten worse and the "second wave" of the PLANdemic is already here to wreak renewed …

Peoples Dispatch (2020-11-03). Widespread condemnation of Israeli raids and arrests of Palestinian leaders, activists. peoplesdispatch.org Organizations have called for the swift and unconditional release of all the Palestinian leaders and activists arrested in the late night raids on Monday, while also demanding freedom for all Palestinian political prisoners and administrative detainees…

Leo Panitch (2020-11-03). Why did Labour Suspend Corbyn? zcomm.org The new leadership of the British Labour Party has suspended its former leader, Jeremy Corbyn. Leo Panitch says the primary reason is to prove to the British and American elites that the party can be trusted on foreign policy…

WSWS (2020-11-03). Four killed in terrorist attack in Vienna. wsws.org On Monday at 8 pm local time, a major terrorist attack occurred in the center of Vienna near the capital's main synagogue.

Ellen Bass (2020-11-03). 74,000 Acres of Forest Burning. thenation.com 74,000 Acres of Forest Burning…

Lynda Carson (2020-11-03). Gayle McLaughlin for Richmond City Council. indybay.org Photo of Gayle McLaughlin…

Our Readers (2020-11-03). Letters From the November 16/23, 2020, Issue. thenation.com Letters From the November 16/23, 2020, Issue…

Deka R, Courtney P, Parsons J, et al. (2020-11-03). Association of African American Race and Outcomes in Low-Risk Prostate Cancer With Active Surveillance. jamanetwork.com This cohort study estimates 10-year risk for disease progression, surgery, metastasis, and cause-specific and all-cause mortality among African American men with low-risk prostate cancer managed with active surveillance.

Plott CF, Kachalia AB, Sharfstein JM. (2020-11-03). Unexpected Health Insurance Profits and the COVID-19 Crisis. jamanetwork.com The coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic has placed unprecedented financial stress on most of the US health care system, including physician practices, emergency medical service systems, and hospitals. But there is one notable exception: health insurance companies. Sharp declines in elective care during the pandemic have reduced health care expenditures and contributed to earnings that are twice as large as those earned last year. For example, the UnitedHealth Group's net income during the second quarter grew from $3.4 billion in 2019 to $6.7 billion in 2020 and Anthem Inc's net income increased from $1.1…

_____ (2020-11-03). UK Head of Vaccine Taskforce Shared UK Plans with Private Investors. truepublica.org.uk Just weeks after the government announced disgraced TalkTalk CEO Dido Harding was appointed as the head of the government's failed testing programme, it has been forced into making excuses to protect its latest decision over its choice of who should lead Britain's vaccine taskforce. The Times newspaper reported that — "The head of Britain's vaccine …

Chris Cole (2020-11-03). Announcing a New Initiative: UK Drone Watch. globalresearch.ca Since 2010, Drone Wars UK has been shining a spotlight on the military's use of drones and the impact on peace and security around the globe. Now, both in the US and in Europe, large military-grade drones which fly 'beyond …

Voelker R. (2020-11-03). Biologic Treatment Approved for Rare Blood Disorders. jamanetwork.com For the first time in nearly 14 years, the FDA has approved a treatment for adults and adolescents who have had hypereosinophilic syndrome (HES) for 6 months or longer without a known nonhematologic secondary cause.

Eliza Egret (2020-11-03). A school email perfectly demonstrates the government's shambolic handling of coronavirus. thecanary.co A leaked email shown to The Canary clearly demonstrates how, by keeping schools open, the government is spectacularly failing to protect us from coronavirus (Covid-19). | The email was sent by a school in Cornwall on 31 October, and was given to the parents of children who take a school bus. It told the parents that a child who takes the bus tested positive for the virus on 24 October. But the school was only informed on 30 October, and parents were told on 31 October. That's a whole week after the child tested positive for the virus. The email said: we need to inform you that someone on the… coach tested positi…

_____ (2020-11-03). Bad Leadership Is Plunging Public Schools Into A Crisis. popularresistance.org Michael Barbour, a professor at Touro University California and an expert on K-12 online learning, believes that more than half of the nation's school superintendents "should be fired." | His blistering criticism stems from the fact that, deep into the 2020-2021 school year, many schools are still struggling with virtual learning during the pandemic. | Stories of school districts' online learning systems crashing are widespread. Teachers complain about not being included in decisions about online curriculum and pedagogy. Alarming numbers of students are not engaged or not showing up, especially in low-income area…

Nica San Juan (2020-11-03). Tourism Industry to Lose Over $1 Trillion and Can Reduce Global GDP by up to 2.8%. globalresearch.ca Tourism, which is the third largest export sector in the global economy, is among the worst impacted sectors by the global pandemic. According to the research data analyzed and gathered by

Pip Hinman (2020-11-03). Flashpoint and the fire royal commission. greenleft.org.au The Royal Commission into Natural Disaster Arrangements acknowledged what environmental groups, climate activists, scientists and disaster management experts have been saying for decades: climate change is causing catastrophic weather events. Suzanne James argues we have to keep up the fight.

Marshall DC, Tarras ES, Rosenzweig K, et al. (2020-11-03). Trends in Industry Payments to Physicians in the United States From 2014 to 2018. jamanetwork.com This study uses Medicare Open Payments data to characterize trends in the prevalence and value of physicians' interactions with industry overall and by specialty between January 2014 and December 2018 after implementation of the federal Open Payments transparency program in 2013.

Voelker R. (2020-11-03). New Center at FDA Will Advance Digital Health Innovation. jamanetwork.com The FDA is launching a Digital Health Center of Excellence within its Center for Devices and Radiological Health to advance technologies including wearable medical devices and mobile health devices.

del Rio C, Collins LF, Malani P. (2020-11-03). Long-term Health Consequences of COVID-19. jamanetwork.com This Viewpoint discusses long-term consequences of COVID-19 infection, including cardiovascular, pulmonary, neurologic, and mental health sequelae, and calls for an integrated, multidisciplinary approach to better characterize how post—acute phase disease manifests in organ systems and overall health.

Abbasi J. (2020-11-03). Large Meta-analysis Digs Into Obesity's COVID-19 Risks. jamanetwork.com This Medical News article is an interview with nutrition expert Barry Popkin, PhD, lead author of a new systematic review and meta-analysis of studies on coronavirus disease 2019 among individuals who are obese.

Kathy Fairfax (2020-11-03). SEARCH Foundation launches Comrades! Lives of Australian Communists. greenleft.org.au About 200 people joined the online launch of the SEARCH Foundation's new book Comrades! Lives of Australian Communists on October 30. The book, which commemorated the lives of 100 members of the Communist Party of Australia (CPA), was published to mark the centenary of the founding of the CPA, on October 30,1920.

Pam Long (2020-11-03). The US Military's 'Four Horsemen of Pharma': Destroying Veterans' Health? globalresearch.ca The

news.un (2020-11-03). Deputy UN chief pushes Security Council on global ceasefire, to fight 'common enemy'. news.un.org The UN Deputy Secretary-General on Tuesday urged the Security Council to do more to encourage combatants across the world to put down their guns and focus instead on fighting "our common enemy" — the coronavirus.

_____ (2020-11-03). Nearly 1,000 Homeless People Died In LA In 2020 As 93,000 Homes Sit Vacant. popularresistance.org In many major metropolitan areas across the United States, there are far more vacant homes than people experiencing homelessness. | This is true in New York City, it's true in the Bay Area, and as our new report shows, it's true in Los Angeles. Here, there are 93,000 vacant homes compared to just over 41,000 unhoused people. | Our report, the product of a collaboration between UCLA School of Law and the community-based nonprofits Strategic Actions for a Just Economy and Alliance of Californians for Community Empowerment, is perhaps the most detailed look yet at the characteristics of residential vacancies situate…

Campbell TL. (2020-11-03). Screening for Adverse Childhood Experiences—Reply. jamanetwork.com In Reply I agree with Dr Harris and with Dr Gordon and colleagues that screening for ACEs may reduce child abuse, improve the outcome of physical and mental disorders, and result in better public health, but this has yet to be proven. Where we primarily disagree is whether there are interventions that have been proven to improve health outcomes for children and adults who report high levels of ACEs on screening.

Dave Id (2020-11-03). Moms 4 Housing Declare Victory: Moms' House to Remain in Community Hands Forever. indybay.org After nearly a year of struggle, Moms for Housing announced on October 9 that their house on Magnolia Street in West Oakland has been purchased and will never again sit empty for the sole purpose of increasing the profits of real estate speculators. Dominique Walker opened the press conference by declaring, "This is officially Moms' House." (Full audio below)…

Bill Sardi (2020-11-03). Pre-Vaccination Immunity Determines Effectiveness of Vaccines. globalresearch.ca Death due to influenza is over-reported. The Centers for Disease Control distributes a figure of 36,000 deaths a year from the flu. But data from the American Lung Association reveals flu-related deaths as low as a few hundred in a …

Gene Seymour (2020-11-03). After Philadelphia Police Shot and Killed Walter Wallace. thenation.com After Philadelphia Police Shot and Killed Walter Wallace…

CFJPIME (2020-11-03). Canadian Organizations: Maintain Support for Palestinian Self-Determination at UN. globalresearch.ca As the UN General Assembly gears up for a series of votes on 16 annual resolutions in support of Palestinian human rights, Canadians for Justice and Peace in the Middle East (CJPME) and the Coalition of Canadian Palestinian Organizations (CCPO) …

Kenny Stancil (2020-11-03). Warning 'Wannabe Fascists'. zcomm.org Philly DA Says People Dressing 'Up Like G.I. Joe' to Intimidate Voters Will Be Prosecuted…

Eliza Egret (2020-11-03). Victims of police spying have 'no hope of getting to the truth' as public inquiry finally starts. thecanary.co Monday 2 November finally saw the Undercover Policing Inquiry begin, after five years of delays. The inquiry will examine the disgusting actions of police units that According to

Gordon JB, Nemeroff CB, Felitti V. (2020-11-03). Screening for Adverse Childhood Experiences. jamanetwork.com To the Editor Although Dr Campbell counseled caution "before advocating widespread screening for ACEs," there are many reasons to proceed with enthusiasm.

Annerieke Daniel (2020-11-03). Pandemic's Toll on Young Black Women. progressive.org Structural racism, discrimination, and poverty—which have historically left Black people out of the healthcare system — are leaving leave us more vulnerable to a serious and deadly virus.

Palestinian Return Centre (2020-11-03). On Eve of 103rd Anniversary of Balfour Pledge, Palestinian Refugees Still Committed to Unyielding Right of Return. globalresearch.ca More than a century on, millions of Palestinian refugees continue to grapple with the devastating upshots of the Balfour Declaration, which led to a significant upheaval in the lives of Palestinians. | Issued on November 2, 1917, the declaration turned the …

Badri Raina (2020-11-03). The New Land Ownership Laws May Unite Kashmiris Across All Territories. zcomm.org If the Big Landed Estate Abolition Act of 1950 became the concrete ground of the Jammu-based opposition to Sheikh Abdullah, the Centre's new policy may unite groups in all the regions…

Prof. Richard Hardigan (2020-11-03). Shameful Treatment of Refugees on Greek Island: A Snapshot. globalresearch.ca On Sunday, October 11, Mohammad was lying on the road, holding his foot and screaming in pain. "You treat us worse than dogs!" he shouted at the hospital. A twenty-year-old refugee from the province of Homs in Syria he, like …

Calvin Trillin (2020-11-03). 545 of the Children Separated From Their Parents at the Border. thenation.com 545 of the Children Separated From Their Parents at the Border…

imperial.ac.uk (2020-11-03). Could the UK be set for negative interest rates? Views from Imperial's experts. imperial.ac.uk UK interest rates are currently at record lows of just 0.1% but could they soon turn negative?>

Santa Cruz News Network (2020-11-03). 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…

Solnit (2020-11-03). 'Choose Democracy, Stop a Coup:' Guerilla Street Mural in Oakland. indybay.org Last Thursday, people from Oakland and the Bay Area carrying chalk, brushes, and buckets of paint, took over and painted 14th Street in downtown Oakland.

Manlio Dinucci (2020-11-03). Fukushima, dilaga la pandemia nucleare. globalresearch.ca Foto: Una parte degli oltre mille serbatoi pieni di acqua radioattiva, accumulati nella centrale nucleare di Fukushima. | Non è Covid, per cui la notizia è passata quasi inosservata: il Giappone scaricherà in mare oltre un milione di tonnellate di acqua …

Charlotte Rosen (2020-11-03). Aaron Sorkin's Inane, Liberal History Lesson. thenation.com Aaron Sorkin's Inane, Liberal History Lesson…

The Canary (2020-11-03). Powerful Hurricane Eta threatens flooding across Central America. thecanary.co Powerful Hurricane Eta is heading towards Nicaragua's Caribbean coast with potentially devastating winds. | Heavy rain from its storm bands is already causing rivers to overflow across Central America. | The Category 4 hurricane had sustained winds of 150mph, and the US National Hurricane Centre warned that Eta could strengthen further, perhaps reaching Category 5, before making landfall on 3 November. | Authorities in Nicaragua and Honduras have moved people from outer islands and low-lying areas to shelters. Residents scrambled to shore up their homes, but few structures along Nicaragua's remote Caribbean coast…

Staff (2020-11-03). Oregon May Become First State to Decriminalize Small Possession of All Drugs. truthout.org Today voters in Oregon will decide the fate of a historic ballot initiative that would decriminalize possession of smaller amounts of all illegal drugs and funnel tax revenue from legal marijuana sales into addiction treatment, potentially providing an early model for combating deep racial disparities in the criminal legal system and significantly slowing the war on drugs. | If Oregonians approve Measure 110, racial disparities in drug arrests are expected to drop by an astounding 94 percent,…

Chopard R, Albertsen I, Piazza G. (2020-11-03). Diagnosis and Treatment of Lower Extremity Venous Thromboembolism (VTE). jamanetwork.com This narrative review summarizes recent developments in the diagnosis and management of lower extremity deep vein thrombosis (DVT), including discussion of risk factors, clinical presentation, and risks for pulmonary embolism (PE) and other complications.

Shachar C, Curfman G. (2020-11-03). Reconsidering Health Care Fraud and Abuse Laws. jamanetwork.com When financial incentives influence physicians' clinical decision-making, there may be cause for concern. Not all inducements aimed at affecting the utilization of medical services, however, are ill-intentioned. At a time when medical spending is stressing the US health care system, financial inducements aimed at encouraging cost controls or improving outcomes should be supported. To more accurately distinguish between public-minded vs detrimental financial inducements, the time has come to revisit the health care fraud and abuse laws that regulate these inducements.

Manlio Dinucci (2020-11-03). Fukushima espalha a pandemia nuclear. globalresearch.ca Nà£o é o Covid, mas a notícia passou quase desapercebida: o Japà£o descarregará no mar mais de um milhà£o de toneladas de água radioactiva da central nuclear de Fukushima. | O acidente catastrófico de Fukushima foi provocado pelo tsunami que, em …

WSWS (2020-11-03). Ukraine, Turkey deepen military alliance in Black Sea region. wsws.org The systematic NATO encirclement of Russia has turned seemingly isolated conflicts in the region into dangerous flashpoints that threaten to spark a major war involving the US, nuclear-armed Russia and countries such as Turkey.

One Earth Film Festival (2020-11-03). Thursday 11/5: "2040: The Regeneration" Film Screening and Q&A w/ Director on Hope During Climate Change. indybay.org Virtual film screening…

Mukund Rathi (2020-11-02). Social Movements Can Win Even With a Hostile Supreme Court. zcomm.org Mass upheaval and initiatives to reform or pack — if not abolish — the Supreme Court will be necessary.

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

sputniknews (2020-11-02). US Election's Effect on Assange Case Unclear as Trump, Biden Never Debated on Free Press – Journo. sputniknews.com WikiLeaks co-founder Julian Assange's British extradition trial won't be decided until January, but the effect of the US presidential election on his ultimate fate is hard to predict, since his case and the dangers posed to freedom of the press was never a topic for the candidates to debate, a journalist told Sputnik.

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.

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.

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…

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.

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…

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

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.

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.

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…

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, …

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 …

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.

_____ (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). 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…

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

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. | ***…

ACLU (2020-11-02). At the Polls, Episode 8: Know Your Rights on Election Day. aclu.org It's time for the main event: Election Day. Are you ready to vote? , , Election Day is finally here, and we at the ACLU are here to ensure you As we enter the final s…

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…

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…

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.

Caitlin Johnstone (2020-11-02). Violence After The Election Will Only Benefit The Powerful: Notes From The Edge Of The Narrative Matrix. thealtworld.com Any violence arising from the US election or its aftermath will only benefit the powerful, will be used to justify authoritarian agendas which serve the powerful, and will in all probability have been instigated by the powerful. | 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 argume…

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…

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 …

Whitney Webb (2020-11-02). Election Special Part 3: How The Bipartisan Swamp Is Engineering Election Chaos In Philadelphia. thealtworld.com In Part 3 the 2020 Election Special, Ryan and Whitney discuss the two connected groups run by former national security officials and their efforts to undermine and mortally wound US democracy in its birthplace, Philadelphia.

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

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

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…

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 …

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…

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 …

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…

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). 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.

Sheren Khalel (2020-11-02). US elections 2020: A Middle East policy breakdown of five battleground Senate races. middleeasteye.net US elections 2020: A Middle East policy breakdown of five battleground Senate races | Middle East Eye takes a look at key Senate races and what voters can expect from each candidate when it comes to the region | Mon, 11/02/2020 – 22: 46 | Democrats, who control the House, hope to win four additional seats on Tuesday in order to seize the majority in the Senate (AFP/File photo) | Six years after the…

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…

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"… |

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…

RT (2020-11-02). Beijing warns of reciprocal action as US delays visa renewals for Chinese journalists. rt.com China has warned it will take all necessary measures to protect Chinese journalists in the US, as Washington continues a "political crackdown" by delaying visa renewals for Chinese reporters. | Some journalists were notified last week that their applications for visa extensions were approved by the US, and valid from August 4 to November 4, Chinese Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Wang Wenbin told reporters. That means the actual validity period of their visas would be less than a week, and for some, only three days. | Other Chinese journalists have yet to receive a clear response from the US, which is demanding…

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.

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.

Areeb Ullah (2020-11-02). Uighur scholar fears deportation from Saudi Arabia. middleeasteye.net Uighur scholar fears deportation from Saudi Arabia | Aimidoula Waili was arrested twice in China and fears he will be sent to a 're-education' camp if taken back | Mon, 11/02/2020 – 14: 28 | Waili said he was unable to fly back to Turkey where he has residency due to fears of possible deportation if taken to the airport (Supplied) | Activists fear that a Uighur religious scholar who travelled to Saudi Ar…

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.

_____ (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.

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.

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.

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

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…

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…

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…

_____ (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…

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…

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…

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…

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

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 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 …

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 …

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 …

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.

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…

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…

news.un (2020-11-02). Protect children and relief workers caught up in conflict, urges UN rights envoy. news.un.org Indiscriminate attacks on education and health facilities during armed conflict is having a "dramatic impact" on children and humanitarian personnel, the UN envoy for Children and Armed Conflict said on Monday.

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.

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.

news.un (2020-11-02). UN rights chief warns of possible war crimes in Nagorno-Karabakh conflict. news.un.org The UN High Commissioner for Human Rights has warned of possible war crimes in the ongoing fighting between Armenia and Azerbaijan in the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict zone.

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). 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…

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.

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…

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)…

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The scary truth is many senate Dems share the same corporate agenda as Amy Coney Barrett
Leonard C. Goodman | nationofchange.org | 2020-11-03
She's exactly the kind of judge corporate donors support.
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Israel Wins U.S. Election
Philip Giraldi | thealtworld.com | 2020-11-03
Congress and White House work together to reward the Jewish state | The U.S. election will end today, more or less, and we Americans will suffer another four years of putting up with serial nonsense out of a White House and Congress that could care less about us no matter who is elected. Whether the party where everything changes or the party where everything remains the same wins the inevitable result will be further aggrandizement of authoritarian power combined with increased distancing of government from the people who are ruled. | Amidst all the gloom, however, there is one great success story. That is the t…
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How DHS and FBI officials spun a dubious Russian election threat days before voting
Gareth Porter | thegrayzone.com | 2020-11-03
A Department of Homeland Security election alert spawning new Russia fears was so incoherent and inconsistent with previous findings, it suggested a state of political panic inside the agency. Just days before the 2020 election the bureaucratic forces behind the original claim of Russian hacking of state election-related websites in 2016 launched a new drive to spawn fears of Moscow-made political chaos in the wake of the voting. The new narrative was not consistent with information previously published by the …
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Israel Wins U.S. Election
Philip Giraldi | globalresearch.ca | 2020-11-03
The U.S. election will end today, more or less, and we Americans will suffer another four years of putting up with serial nonsense out of a White House and Congress that couldn't care less about us no matter who is …
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The US Empire Is A Smiley Faced Serial Killer
Caitlin Johnstone | thealtworld.com | 2020-11-03
Waiting for the results of the US presidential election is like waiting to find out if you're going to get hit by the mugger with the bat or the mugger with the crow bar. | Dave Calhoun, CEO of top war profiteer company Boeing, said back in July that he'll be quite happy regardless of what happens on November third. | "I think both candidates, at least in my view, appear globally oriented and interested in the defense of our country and I believe they'll support the industries," Calhoun…
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Qatar to hold first national elections in October 2021: Emir
MEE and agencies | middleeasteye.net | 2020-11-03
Qatar to hold first national elections in October 2021: Emir | The proposed vote comes after years of delays for the prospective elections on the Shura council | MEE and agencies | Tue, 11/03/2020 – 10: 09 | The proposed vote will be for two-thirds or 30 of the 45 members of the Shura council (Reuters) | Qatar's Emir said the Gulf State will hold an unprecedented election for its advisory Shura council in Oc…
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No matter the outcome, the election will not fix racism, police terror
Monica Moorehead | workers.org | 2020-11-03
Nov. 2 — CNN reports that a record 95 million-plus voters have already cast their ballot in the presidential race as of today. This number already represents at least 70% of the 139 million total votes cast during the 2016 election, all but guaranteeing there will be a record-setting number . . . | Continue reading No matter the outcome, the election will not fix racism, police terror at Workers.org
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US Presidential Election 2020: How the outcome could affect the Canada and climate change
George Stacey | nationofchange.org | 2020-11-03
The candidates know about the need to proceed cautiously regardless of their broader positions on environmental change.
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No matter the outcome/ Election will not fix racism, police terror
Monica Moorehead | workers.org | 2020-11-03
Nov. 2 — CNN reports that a record 95 million-plus voters have already cast their ballot in the presidential race as of today. This number already represents at least 70% of the 139 million total votes cast during the 2016 election, all but guaranteeing there will be a record-setting number . . . | Continue reading No matter the outcome/ Election will not fix racism, police terror at Workers.org
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The Contours of Resistance Beyond the Election
Black Alliance for Peace | globalresearch.ca | 2020-11-03
No matter which party wins the White House on November 3, one thing is certain: The objective crisis of the system will force the winning political party to be guided by a logic that concludes domestic repression and warmongering abroad …
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Wisconsin Braces for a Contentious Election
Ruth Conniff | progressive.org | 2020-11-03
Advocates prepare for the possibility that Republicans and their allies might attempt to stop the vote count.
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US elections 2020: Polls open as America votes for Joe Biden or Donald Trump
Umar A Farooq | middleeasteye.net | 2020-11-03
US elections 2020: Polls open as America votes for Joe Biden or Donald Trump | In a year marred by the coronavirus and civil strife, Biden and Trump face-off in battle to take charge of America | Umar A Farooq | Tue, 11/03/2020 – 03: 45 | Appearing in several key battleground states just hours before polling opened, Joe Biden and Donald Trump made their final pleas to undecided voters (AFP) | Election day is upon…
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Is Joe Biden Cognitively and Physically "Unfit to Serve"? Both Trump and Biden are Unfit for the Highest Office
Stephen Lendman | globalresearch.ca | 2020-11-03
As judged by their public records, Trump and Biden are unfit for the nation's highest office. | Time and again, both figures showed that they serve privileged interests exclusively at the expense of ordinary people they're dismissive toward. | It's how Dem …
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China's Growing Ties with Laos
Joseph Thomas | asia-pacificresearch.com | 2020-11-03
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How a key Pentagon official turned China policy over to arms industry and Taiwan supporters
Gareth Porter | mronline.org | 2020-11-03
Branded "Fortress Taiwan" by the Pentagon, the ambitious arms deal was the engineered by Randall Schriver, a veteran pro-Taiwan activist and anti-China hardliner whose think tank had been financed by America's biggest arms contractors and by the Taiwan government itself.
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Association Between Industry Payments to Physicians and Device Selection in ICD Implantation
Annapureddy AR, Henien S, Wang Y, et al. | jamanetwork.com | 2020-11-03
This cross-sectional study examines the association between payments from device manufacturers to physicians and device selection for patients undergoing first-time implantation of a cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD) or cardiac resynchronization therapy-defibrillator (CRT-D).
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Wednesday 11/4: The Morning After: A (Post)Election Conversation
UCSC Center for Cultural Studies | indybay.org | 2020-11-03
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 | 2020-11-03
Online event…
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Tuesday 11/3: Election Protection Updates and Multi-faith Pray, Meditation, & Reflection w/ PPC
Poor People's Campaign | indybay.org | 2020-11-03
Online/virtual…
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RunningWolf On Hunger Strike Protesting OPD Interference in 2020 Berkeley Mayoral Election
Free RunningWolf | indybay.org | 2020-11-03
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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Wednesday 11/4: NAACP Election 2020 Special Coverage Town Hall (Day 2)
NAACP | indybay.org | 2020-11-03
Virtual Town Hall…
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Tuesday 11/3: NAACP Election 2020 Special Coverage (Day 1)
NAACP | indybay.org | 2020-11-03
Onlive via livestream…
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America Votes: Live Updates–and Some Rants
Elie Mystal | thenation.com | 2020-11-03
America Votes: Live Updates–and Some Rants…
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Why You Should Be Watching the Film 'Z' Right Now
Margaret Spillane | thenation.com | 2020-11-03
Why You Should Be Watching the Film 'Z' Right Now…
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UN expert urges Myanmar not to undermine 'very lifeblood of democracy' ahead of polls
news.un.org | 2020-11-03
An independent UN human rights expert has called on the Government and military of Myanmar to stop persecuting opposition supporters, including journalists and student protesters, ahead of next week's general elections.
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Cà¥te d'Ivoire: UN reports 3,000 flee abroad amid electoral violence
news.un.org | 2020-11-03
Several thousand people have fled from election-related violence in Cà¥te d'Ivoire to seek sanctuary in neighbouring Liberia, Ghana and Togo, fearing a repeat of the major conflict that followed the election in 2011, the UN refugee agency UNHCR said on Tuesday.
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Having a Meltdown? Let's Process This Electoral Nightmare Together
Staff | truthout.org | 2020-11-03
Need a break from doom scrolling? Kelly Hayes and Tanuja Jagernauth interrupt the aggravating suspense of Election Day with a grounding conversation about learning to inhabit uncertainty. | TRANSCRIPT: | Note: This a rush transcript and has been lightly edited for clarity. Copy may not be in its final form. | Kelly Hayes: Welcome to "Movement Memos," a Truthout podcast about things you should know if you want to change the world. I'm your host, Kelly Hayes. Election Day is here, and many of us are f…
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As COVID Surges, States Attempt to Adapt With Drive-Through and Curbside Voting
Staff | truthout.org | 2020-11-03
As COVID-19 cases have soared in suburban St. Louis County, Missouri, so have the calls from ailing or quarantined voters to the Board of Elections, asking how they can vote. Until this week, workers have taken down their contact information and sent ballots to their homes. But on Monday, the board pivoted. Today, voters with COVID-19 can vote at a newly established drive-thru site. | "So many more people are testing positive, there's no way we could send them all ballots," said Eric Fey, t…
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America After the Election: A Few Hard Truths About the Things that Won't Change
John W. Whitehead | globalresearch.ca | 2020-11-03
"If liberty means anything at all, it means the right to tell people what they do not want to hear."–George Orwell | The American people remain eager to be persuaded that a new president in the White House can solve …
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Israel's unholy alliance with American evangelicals tested by election
Lily Galili | middleeasteye.net | 2020-11-03
Israel's unholy alliance with American evangelicals tested by election | President Trump has placed pro-Israel Christian Zionists in multiple senior positions; a Democratic win would see a clearout, to Netanyahu's chagrin | Lily Galili | Tue, 11/03/2020 – 15: 39 | US pastor John Hagee attends a Christian United For Israel (CUFI) summit in Jerusalem (AFP) | Just like the question "who is a Jew?", the question "who is a…
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4 Myths About the Thai Monarchy Spread by US-Funded Protest Leaders
Anthony Cartalucci | thealtworld.com | 2020-11-03
Washington's growing confrontation with China is dragging in many of China's closest regional allies including Thailand. In a bid to divide and overthrow Thailand's institutions to make way for a pro-Washington client regime — efforts have been focused on undermining the nation's 700+ year old monarchy. | I break down 4 of the most common myths spread by the US-funded opposition and repeated endlessly by the Western corporate media. | Disclaimer: | For legal reasons I want to make it clear when I refer to "Yingluck Shinawatra" I am referring to her government and its supporters and not Yingluck Shinawatra…
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'The Coming War On China' — Watch John Pilger's Powerfully Relevant Documentary
_____ | strategic-culture.org | 2020-11-03
Caitlin JOHNSTONE | "The aim of this film is to break a silence: the United States and China may well be on the road to war, and nuclear war is no longer unthinkable," Pilger says in his 2016 documentary The Coming War on China, which you can watch free on Youtube here or on Vimeo here. | "In a few years China has become the world's second-biggest economic power," Pilger's introduction continues. "The United States is the world's biggest military power, with bases and missiles and ships covering ever…
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Progressive Candidates Rally the Vote with Bernie
Editor | scheerpost.com | 2020-11-03
Livestream event recording gathers many fresh, diverse and principled activists running in key competitive races including Mike Siegel, Ilhan Omar and 20 others. [Fast-forward to 5 minutes to start event.]…
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'Super typhoon' Goni: Towns cut off as COVID-19 impacts response
news.un.org | 2020-11-03
"Super storm" Typhoon Goni has left several towns inaccessible and destroyed thousands of homes in the Philippines, the UN humanitarian wing has said, adding that relief efforts have been complicated by the coronavirus pandemic.
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The approach of the World Socialist Web Site to science
wsws.org | 2020-11-03
The WSWS was the only publication to warn very early on the dangers the working class faced if the coronavirus became a pandemic.
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A resistir la represión del gobierno Estadounidense, a construir el movimiento revolucionario
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2020-11-03
A través del país, el gobierno Gringo, está soltando una oleada de represión atentando a criminalizar a todos aquellos que protestan contra los asesinatos de los afroamericanos y otras gentes oprimidas a manos de la policía. Nosotros le hacemos un llamado al pueblo a resistir la represión y trabajar hacia la revolución por medio de protestas masivas, y a unirse a grupos socialistas como lo es la FRSO. | Después del estrangulamiento despiadado de George Floyd ocurrió una insurrección masiva en la ciudad de Minneapolis, la cual también literalmente encendió en llamas a la estación de policía del 3er precinto. Ya er…
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Video: The Second Wave: Testing, Testing, "Covid is on the Rise". The Lockdown
Peter Koenig | globalresearch.ca | 2020-11-03
The Second Wave — Peter Koenig and Prof. Michel Chossudovsky from Global Research on Vimeo….
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COVID and Its Man-Made Gigantic Collateral Damage: The Great Reset — A Call for Civil Disobedience
Peter Koenig | globalresearch.ca | 2020-11-03
The going narrative in the west is: "Covid is on the Rise — we are entering the second wave — we must protect our people." | The offered recipe is testing-testing-testing — it is the instrument for increasing "cases". The more …
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France and Turkey Not Embroiled in "Clash of Civilizations" but Rather Geopolitical Struggle
Paul Antonopoulos | globalresearch.ca | 2020-11-03
The horrific terrorist attacks in France and the confrontation that erupted between Paris and Ankara has questioned alliances and changed the geopolitical landscape in the East Mediterranean and Africa. Many are calling this a "clash of civilizations" between the liberal …
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No Vaccine for Tyranny
Rep. Ron Paul | globalresearch.ca | 2020-11-03
The World Health Organization (WHO) recently admitted that lockdowns cause more harm than good. Following this announcement, one would have expected American politicians to immediately end the lockdowns. After all, the WHO 's pronouncements are considered infallible, so much so …
globalresearch.ca/no-vaccine-tyranny/572…

Missing And Murdered Indigenous Women And Girls Committee Releases Final Report
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2020-11-03
Arizona's Study Committee on Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls has posted its final report, including dozens of specific legislative, law enforcement and other policy recommendations to address the ongoing crisis. After nearly a year of in-depth research, which was slowed by COVID-19 and some enforcement agencies choosing not to participate, Arizona got its clearest picture to date of the increasing crisis of missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls. | "Our work will not end with this report; this is only the beginning," said Chairwoman Rep. Jennifer Jermaine, D-Chandler.
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Amazon bans book exposing U.S. COVID chaos–a commentary
Sara Flounders | workers.org | 2020-11-03
A decision by the Amazon company to block a book focused on a scientific and cooperative approach to COVID-19 amounts to corporate information control operating at a new intensity. This censorship occurs while almost every form of U.S. media permits and promotes racist, unscientific and thoroughly confusing information. The censored . . . | Continue reading Amazon bans book exposing U.S. COVID chaos–a commentary at Workers.org
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"I Am a Citizen": Watch Nikki Giovanni Read Her Poem "Vote" on the Power of the Ballot
Staff | democracynow.org | 2020-11-03
Acclaimed poet and activist Nikki Giovanni has a new collection of poems called "Make Me Rain," a celebration of her Black heritage, as well as an exploration of racism and white nationalism. In the poem "Vote," Giovanni offers her thoughts on the importance of voting. It was filmed by The Meteor, a feminist collective of activists, journalists and creators, part of a daily Instagram series focusing on voting rights.
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Tamir Rice denied justice — again
Martha Grevatt | workers.org | 2020-11-03
Cleveland On June 25, Tamir Elijah Rice should have turned 18. He would have been old enough to vote for the first time. But Nov. 22 will be the sixth anniversary of Tamir's murder by Cleveland police. On that day, the 12-year-old was playing with a pellet gun outside Cudell . . . | Continue reading Tamir Rice denied justice — again at Workers.org
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Britain and America Are Wiping Themselves Off of the Face of the Earth
Paul Craig Roberts | thealtworld.com | 2020-11-03
Britain and America are in a race to see who can be first to reject their culture and repudiate their history. | In Britain museums Are Hiding Their Exhibits Because They Show Savagery of Primitive (a politically incorrect word) Societies Instead of Equality with, or Superiority over, the West and Are Collections of Imperialist Bias. | The Telegraph reports that museum directors and immigrant-invader activists are decolonizing Britain by purging all signs of imperialist bias and erasing British history. "Indeed scarcely a week passes without another flashpoint emerging — the removal of statues, the BBC's pl…
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Relations Between Mexico and India Are on the Rise
Lucas Leiroz de Almeida | asia-pacificresearch.com | 2020-11-03
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Deconstructing France's Emmanuel Macron. The Surge of Islamophobia
M. K. Bhadrakumar | globalresearch.ca | 2020-11-03
The Modi government has earned the distinction as the "first non-western" voice to come out in support of French President Emmanuel Macron over the recent horrific killings in that country. This distinction apparently presents itself as too good to miss. …
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Covid-19: Scores of Palestinian prisoners infected
MEE staff | middleeasteye.net | 2020-11-03
Covid-19: Scores of Palestinian prisoners infected | The Palestinian Committee of Prisoners' Affairs blames 'bad measures' inside Gilboa prison for the spread of the coronavirus | MEE staff | Tue, 11/03/2020 – 15: 05 | Palestinian prisoners and visitors at Gilboa prison in central Israel in 2006 (AFP) | Around 73 Palestinian prisoners have tested positive for Covid-19 inside the Israeli prison of Gilboa, according to the…
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Some Medical Humorists
jamanetwork.com | 2020-11-03
A bit of humor now and then is welcomed by every class of thinkers, no matter how serious minded may be their daily routine. According to Bergson, humor is a lively sense of the incongruous in the world and in life. It is not strange that physicians should see much humor in their work, since no men see life more intimately than they do. Unfortunately, too few record humorously the things they have seen. Thus, Broxholme, first Radcliffe Fellow at Oxford, although known as one of the wittiest men of his time, nevertheless left nothing permanent as a monument to his wit and humor. In the great literature of humor th…
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Widespread condemnation of Israeli raids and arrests of Palestinian leaders, activists
Peoples Dispatch | peoplesdispatch.org | 2020-11-03
Organizations have called for the swift and unconditional release of all the Palestinian leaders and activists arrested in the late night raids on Monday, while also demanding freedom for all Palestinian political prisoners and administrative detainees…
peoplesdispatch.org/2020/11/03/widesprea…

Oregon May Become First State to Decriminalize Small Possession of All Drugs
Staff | truthout.org | 2020-11-03
Today voters in Oregon will decide the fate of a historic ballot initiative that would decriminalize possession of smaller amounts of all illegal drugs and funnel tax revenue from legal marijuana sales into addiction treatment, potentially providing an early model for combating deep racial disparities in the criminal legal system and significantly slowing the war on drugs. | If Oregonians approve Measure 110, racial disparities in drug arrests are expected to drop by an astounding 94 percent,…
truthout.org/articles/oregon-may-become-…

Ukraine, Turkey deepen military alliance in Black Sea region
wsws.org | 2020-11-03
The systematic NATO encirclement of Russia has turned seemingly isolated conflicts in the region into dangerous flashpoints that threaten to spark a major war involving the US, nuclear-armed Russia and countries such as Turkey.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/11/03/uktu…

Understanding the Tri-fold Nature of the Deep State
_____ | strategic-culture.org | 2020-11-03
Not that long ago the United States came close to total dissolution. | The financial system was bankrupt, speculation had run amok, and all infrastructure had fallen into disarray over the course of 30 years of unbroken free trade. To make matters worse, the nation was on the verge of a civil war and international financiers in London and Wall Street gloated over the immanent destruction of the first nation on earth to be established not upon hereditary institutions, but rather on the consent of the governed and mandated to serve the general welfare. | Although one might think that I am referring now to today's A…
strategic-culture.org/news/2020/11/03/un…

Dallas tenants stop an eviction, demand housing rights
Cooper Feste and Russell Wiley | liberationnews.org | 2020-11-03
The tenants of Estelle Village apartments are calling for ceased evictions per the CDC moratorium.
liberationnews.org/dallas-tenants-stop-a…

Long-term Health Consequences of COVID-19
del Rio C, Collins LF, Malani P. | jamanetwork.com | 2020-11-03
This Viewpoint discusses long-term consequences of COVID-19 infection, including cardiovascular, pulmonary, neurologic, and mental health sequelae, and calls for an integrated, multidisciplinary approach to better characterize how post–acute phase disease manifests in organ systems and overall health.
jamanetwork.com/journals/jama/fullarticl…

Bad Leadership Is Plunging Public Schools Into A Crisis
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2020-11-03
Michael Barbour, a professor at Touro University California and an expert on K-12 online learning, believes that more than half of the nation's school superintendents "should be fired." | His blistering criticism stems from the fact that, deep into the 2020-2021 school year, many schools are still struggling with virtual learning during the pandemic. | Stories of school districts' online learning systems crashing are widespread. Teachers complain about not being included in decisions about online curriculum and pedagogy. Alarming numbers of students are not engaged or not showing up, especially in low-income area…
popularresistance.org/bad-leadership-is-…

Nigerians need justice, UN rights experts say, in call for inquiry into protestor killings
news.un.org | 2020-11-03
The Nigerian Government must establish a credible, independent inquiry into the recent killing of at least 12 peaceful protestors by soldiers, a group of independent UN human rights experts said on Tuesday, as demonstrations against a discredited police unit continue across the country.
news.un.org/feed/view/en/story/2020/11/1…

The New Land Ownership Laws May Unite Kashmiris Across All Territories
Badri Raina | zcomm.org | 2020-11-03
If the Big Landed Estate Abolition Act of 1950 became the concrete ground of the Jammu-based opposition to Sheikh Abdullah, the Centre's new policy may unite groups in all the regions…
zcomm.org/znetarticle/the-new-land-owner…

Smart Ass Cripple: Zeroed Out
Mike Ervin | progressive.org | 2020-11-03
How lawmakers use algorithms to cut support for disabled people.
progressive.org/dispatches/zeroed-out-er…

'Thin Blue Line' terrorizes Black mother and child
Betsey Piette | workers.org | 2020-11-03
Philadelphia Not held accountable for brutalizing Black Philadelphia residents earlier this year during protests over the murder of George Floyd, police in Philadelphia appear to be more emboldened, and essentially out of control. Less than 10 hours after two police officers were caught on video shooting and killing a 27-year-old . . . | Continue reading 'Thin Blue Line' terrorizes Black mother and child at Workers.org
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The Past as Prologue: Caliban & the Witch — a Review
Eds. | mronline.org | 2020-11-03
Alexandra Day reviews Silvia Federici's seminal work, Caliban and the Witch: Women, the Body and Primitive Accumulation.
mronline.org/2020/11/03/the-past-as-prol…

Association of African American Race and Outcomes in Low-Risk Prostate Cancer With Active Surveillance
Deka R, Courtney P, Parsons J, et al. | jamanetwork.com | 2020-11-03
This cohort study estimates 10-year risk for disease progression, surgery, metastasis, and cause-specific and all-cause mortality among African American men with low-risk prostate cancer managed with active surveillance.
jamanetwork.com/journals/jama/fullarticl…

Covid-19: Saudi Arabia's Aramco announces major slump in profits
MEE and agencies | middleeasteye.net | 2020-11-03
Covid-19: Saudi Arabia's Aramco announces major slump in profits | Saudi state oil company revealed it had suffered a 44.6 percent decline in profits in the third-quarter | MEE and agencies | Tue, 11/03/2020 – 13: 59 | Saudi Aramco's Abqaiq oil processing plant (AFP) | Profits in Saudi Arabia's state oil company have taken a severe hit as a result of the coronavirus pandemic, slumping by 44.6 percent in the…
www.middleeasteye.net/news/covid-saudi-a…

Thursday 11/5: "2040: The Regeneration" Film Screening and Q&A w/ Director on Hope During Climate Change
One Earth Film Festival | indybay.org | 2020-11-03
Virtual film screening…
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/11/02/1883804…

Manu Koenig has not been honest about Civinomics
Santa Cruz News Network | indybay.org | 2020-11-03
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…

Screening for Adverse Childhood Experiences
Harris N. | jamanetwork.com | 2020-11-03
To the Editor Dr Campbell articulated the potential effects of adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) and toxic stress on health. However, the Viewpoint misinterpreted the intended goals of ACE screening and response in primary care.
jamanetwork.com/journals/jama/fullarticl…

Before All of This
Carl Phillips | thenation.com | 2020-11-03
Before All of This…
thenation.com/article/culture/before-all…

Reconsidering Health Care Fraud and Abuse Laws
Shachar C, Curfman G. | jamanetwork.com | 2020-11-03
When financial incentives influence physicians' clinical decision-making, there may be cause for concern. Not all inducements aimed at affecting the utilization of medical services, however, are ill-intentioned. At a time when medical spending is stressing the US health care system, financial inducements aimed at encouraging cost controls or improving outcomes should be supported. To more accurately distinguish between public-minded vs detrimental financial inducements, the time has come to revisit the health care fraud and abuse laws that regulate these inducements.
jamanetwork.com/journals/jama/fullarticl…

Four killed in terrorist attack in Vienna
wsws.org | 2020-11-03
On Monday at 8 pm local time, a major terrorist attack occurred in the center of Vienna near the capital's main synagogue.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/11/03/vien…

Canadian Organizations: Maintain Support for Palestinian Self-Determination at UN
CFJPIME | globalresearch.ca | 2020-11-03
As the UN General Assembly gears up for a series of votes on 16 annual resolutions in support of Palestinian human rights, Canadians for Justice and Peace in the Middle East (CJPME) and the Coalition of Canadian Palestinian Organizations (CCPO) …
globalresearch.ca/canadian-organizations…

Screening for Adverse Childhood Experiences
Gordon JB, Nemeroff CB, Felitti V. | jamanetwork.com | 2020-11-03
To the Editor Although Dr Campbell counseled caution "before advocating widespread screening for ACEs," there are many reasons to proceed with enthusiasm.
jamanetwork.com/journals/jama/fullarticl…

For Karabakh's self-determination while returning Azery majority territory
Eds. | mronline.org | 2020-11-03
A communist view from Moscow.
mronline.org/2020/11/03/for-karabakhs-se…

Making Europe Safe Again
_____ | strategic-culture.org | 2020-11-03
The North Atlantic Treaty Organisation, Nato, was formed in 1949 by twelve nations led by the United States and with the Latin motto Animus in consulendo liber, meaning "a mind unfettered in deliberation." It is a bizarre slogan in this day and age, because if ever an organisation had a collective mind in shackles it is the U.S.-Nato military alliance that, from its palatial billion dollar headquarters building in Brussels, is determined, amongst other things, as stated by Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg on October 21, to "Ensu…
strategic-culture.org/news/2020/11/03/ma…

74,000 Acres of Forest Burning
Ellen Bass | thenation.com | 2020-11-03
74,000 Acres of Forest Burning…
thenation.com/article/culture/74000-acre…

Azerbaijan-Armenia conflict: Russia says will consider Iran's proposal to end fighting
MEE and agencies | middleeasteye.net | 2020-11-03
Azerbaijan-Armenia conflict: Russia says will consider Iran's proposal to end fighting | Tehran has offered to take a leading role in negotiations to establish peace in Nagorno-Karabakh region | MEE and agencies | Tue, 11/03/2020 – 14: 08 | Reservists keep watch in the Shusha region on 31 October 2020, amid the ongoing military conflict between Armenia and Azerbaijan in Nagorno-Karabakh. (AFP) | Russia is co…
www.middleeasteye.net/news/azerbaijan-ar…

Unexpected Health Insurance Profits and the COVID-19 Crisis
Plott CF, Kachalia AB, Sharfstein JM. | jamanetwork.com | 2020-11-03
The coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic has placed unprecedented financial stress on most of the US health care system, including physician practices, emergency medical service systems, and hospitals. But there is one notable exception: health insurance companies. Sharp declines in elective care during the pandemic have reduced health care expenditures and contributed to earnings that are twice as large as those earned last year. For example, the UnitedHealth Group's net income during the second quarter grew from $3.4 billion in 2019 to $6.7 billion in 2020 and Anthem Inc's net income increased from $1.1…
jamanetwork.com/journals/jama/fullarticl…

Active Surveillance for Black Men With Low-Risk Prostate Cancer
Shen X, Pettaway CA, Chen RC. | jamanetwork.com | 2020-11-03
Overtreatment of patients with early-stage prostate cancer is a widely recognized clinical problem. Most patients with low-risk prostate cancer (defined as prostate-specific antigen [PSA] level ‚â§10 ng/mL, biopsy Gleason score 6, and clinical stage T1c or T2a by the National Comprehensive Cancer Network guidelines) do not benefit from immediate aggressive treatment in terms of lengthening survival. Patients may be harmed by surgical or radiation treatments that lead to negative short-term and long-term effects on quality of life. Overtreatment of early-stage prostate cancer is associated with an…
jamanetwork.com/journals/jama/fullarticl…

Turkey earthquake: Rescue workers pull four-year-old girl from rubble as death toll rises to 102
MEE and agencies | middleeasteye.net | 2020-11-03
Turkey earthquake: Rescue workers pull four-year-old girl from rubble as death toll rises to 102 | Four-year-old Ayda Gezgin was trapped under the rubble of a collapsed building in Izmir for four days | MEE and agencies | Tue, 11/03/2020 – 08: 12 | Death toll increased to 102 as rescue continues to search for survivors after Turkey suffered its most devastating earthquake in a decade (Reuters) | Turkish resc…
www.middleeasteye.net/news/turkey-earthq…

Newly Discovered Cellular Protection Pathway Blocks Ebola, COVID-19 Viruses
Hampton T. | jamanetwork.com | 2020-11-03
Faced with the urgent need for new antiviral strategies, investigators recently uncovered a surprising pathway that host cells use to protect against diverse viruses, including those that cause Ebola and coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). The findings, published in Science, point to a potential novel treatment target.
jamanetwork.com/journals/jama/fullarticl…

A school email perfectly demonstrates the government's shambolic handling of coronavirus
Eliza Egret | thecanary.co | 2020-11-03
A leaked email shown to The Canary clearly demonstrates how, by keeping schools open, the government is spectacularly failing to protect us from coronavirus (Covid-19). | The email was sent by a school in Cornwall on 31 October, and was given to the parents of children who take a school bus. It told the parents that a child who takes the bus tested positive for the virus on 24 October. But the school was only informed on 30 October, and parents were told on 31 October. That's a whole week after the child tested positive for the virus. The email said: we need to inform you that someone on the… coach tested positi…
thecanary.co/opinion/2020/11/03/a-school…

Biologic Treatment Approved for Rare Blood Disorders
Voelker R. | jamanetwork.com | 2020-11-03
For the first time in nearly 14 years, the FDA has approved a treatment for adults and adolescents who have had hypereosinophilic syndrome (HES) for 6 months or longer without a known nonhematologic secondary cause.
jamanetwork.com/journals/jama/fullarticl…

International calls for release of Palestinian prisoner on hunger strike
Ted Kelly | workers.org | 2020-11-03
The International Association of Democratic Lawyers, in a resolution released late last month, called for the immediate release of Maher al-Akhras, a Palestinian man imprisoned by Israeli occupation. Detained without charges under the notorious "administrative detention" policy, al-Akhras has been staging a hunger strike for almost 100 days. Hunger striker . . . | Continue reading International calls for release of Palestinian prisoner on hunger strike at Workers.org
workers.org/2020/11/52129/?utm_source=rs…

'Choose Democracy, Stop a Coup:' Guerilla Street Mural in Oakland
Solnit | indybay.org | 2020-11-03
Last Thursday, people from Oakland and the Bay Area carrying chalk, brushes, and buckets of paint, took over and painted 14th Street in downtown Oakland.
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/11/03/1883807…

Over 100,000 Polish women march against right wing's latest attack on reproductive rights
Morgan Artyukhina | liberationnews.org | 2020-11-03
For almost two weeks straight, hundreds of thousands of Polish women have marched through the streets of Warsaw and other major Polish cities, protesting the right-wing government's move to ban access to nearly all abortions.
liberationnews.org/over-100000-polish-wo…

New Center at FDA Will Advance Digital Health Innovation
Voelker R. | jamanetwork.com | 2020-11-03
The FDA is launching a Digital Health Center of Excellence within its Center for Devices and Radiological Health to advance technologies including wearable medical devices and mobile health devices.
jamanetwork.com/journals/jama/fullarticl…

Flashpoint and the fire royal commission
Pip Hinman | greenleft.org.au | 2020-11-03
The Royal Commission into Natural Disaster Arrangements acknowledged what environmental groups, climate activists, scientists and disaster management experts have been saying for decades: climate change is causing catastrophic weather events. Suzanne James argues we have to keep up the fight.
greenleft.org.au/content/flashpoint-and-…

Letters From the November 16/23, 2020, Issue
Our Readers | thenation.com | 2020-11-03
Letters From the November 16/23, 2020, Issue…
thenation.com/article/society/letters-fr…

Sacha Baron Cohen, Propagandist
_____ | strategic-culture.org | 2020-11-03
Ayman Abu Aita is a family man. For years, he was a grocer by trade, running his shop in Bethlehem while serving on the board of the Holy Land Trust, a nonprofit group working for peaceful reconciliation in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Like many Palestinians, he is a Christian, a practicing member of the Greek Orthodox Church.
strategic-culture.org/news/2020/11/03/sa…

How Many Cameras Does One Protest Need?
Rian Dundon, Magnum Foundation | thenation.com | 2020-11-03
How Many Cameras Does One Protest Need?
thenation.com/article/society/portland-p…

Shameful Treatment of Refugees on Greek Island: A Snapshot
Prof. Richard Hardigan | globalresearch.ca | 2020-11-03
On Sunday, October 11, Mohammad was lying on the road, holding his foot and screaming in pain. "You treat us worse than dogs!" he shouted at the hospital. A twenty-year-old refugee from the province of Homs in Syria he, like …
globalresearch.ca/shameful-treatment-ref…

Large Meta-analysis Digs Into Obesity's COVID-19 Risks
Abbasi J. | jamanetwork.com | 2020-11-03
This Medical News article is an interview with nutrition expert Barry Popkin, PhD, lead author of a new systematic review and meta-analysis of studies on coronavirus disease 2019 among individuals who are obese.
jamanetwork.com/journals/jama/fullarticl…

The government's secretive Covid contracts are heaping misery on Britain
George Monbiot | zcomm.org | 2020-11-03
England's response to the coronavirus pandemic now relies on unskilled teenaged call centre workers, taking the place of experienced clinicians…
zcomm.org/znetarticle/the-governments-se…

How India's Modi is changing laws to help imperialists dominate the country's agriculture
Prabhat Patnaik | mronline.org | 2020-11-03
The fact that the Center made unilateral and fundamental changes in agricultural marketing arrangements that fall within the State List of the Seventh Schedule of the Constitution was a blow against federalism.
mronline.org/2020/11/03/how-indias-modi-…

Tuesday 11/3: No Cops, No KKK, No Fascist USA
No Fascist USA | indybay.org | 2020-11-03
Clock Tower, Santa Cruz…
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/11/01/1883800…

Why did Labour Suspend Corbyn?
Leo Panitch | zcomm.org | 2020-11-03
The new leadership of the British Labour Party has suspended its former leader, Jeremy Corbyn. Leo Panitch says the primary reason is to prove to the British and American elites that the party can be trusted on foreign policy…
zcomm.org/znetarticle/why-did-labour-sus…

On Eve of 103rd Anniversary of Balfour Pledge, Palestinian Refugees Still Committed to Unyielding Right of Return
Palestinian Return Centre | globalresearch.ca | 2020-11-03
More than a century on, millions of Palestinian refugees continue to grapple with the devastating upshots of the Balfour Declaration, which led to a significant upheaval in the lives of Palestinians. | Issued on November 2, 1917, the declaration turned the …
globalresearch.ca/103rd-anniversary-balf…

The Global Spread of the "Virus of Fear"
Prof. Ruel F. Pepa | globalresearch.ca | 2020-11-03
The real story behind the so-called "second-wave" Covid-19 infection | The entire world at this point in time is being conditioned that the Covid-19 infection has gotten worse and the "second wave" of the PLANdemic is already here to wreak renewed …
globalresearch.ca/global-spread-virus-fe…

Powerful Hurricane Eta threatens flooding across Central America
The Canary | thecanary.co | 2020-11-03
Powerful Hurricane Eta is heading towards Nicaragua's Caribbean coast with potentially devastating winds. | Heavy rain from its storm bands is already causing rivers to overflow across Central America. | The Category 4 hurricane had sustained winds of 150mph, and the US National Hurricane Centre warned that Eta could strengthen further, perhaps reaching Category 5, before making landfall on 3 November. | Authorities in Nicaragua and Honduras have moved people from outer islands and low-lying areas to shelters. Residents scrambled to shore up their homes, but few structures along Nicaragua's remote Caribbean coast…
thecanary.co/discovery/news-discovery/20…

Trends in Industry Payments to Physicians in the United States From 2014 to 2018
Marshall DC, Tarras ES, Rosenzweig K, et al. | jamanetwork.com | 2020-11-03
This study uses Medicare Open Payments data to characterize trends in the prevalence and value of physicians' interactions with industry overall and by specialty between January 2014 and December 2018 after implementation of the federal Open Payments transparency program in 2013.
jamanetwork.com/journals/jama/fullarticl…

Announcing a New Initiative: UK Drone Watch
Chris Cole | globalresearch.ca | 2020-11-03
Since 2010, Drone Wars UK has been shining a spotlight on the military's use of drones and the impact on peace and security around the globe. Now, both in the US and in Europe, large military-grade drones which fly 'beyond …
globalresearch.ca/new-initiative-uk-dron…

After Philadelphia Police Shot and Killed Walter Wallace
Gene Seymour | thenation.com | 2020-11-03
After Philadelphia Police Shot and Killed Walter Wallace…
thenation.com/article/society/philadelph…

Tourism Industry to Lose Over $1 Trillion and Can Reduce Global GDP by up to 2.8%
Nica San Juan | globalresearch.ca | 2020-11-03
Tourism, which is the third largest export sector in the global economy, is among the worst impacted sectors by the global pandemic. According to the research data analyzed and gathered by StockApps.com, international tourist numbers in 2020 could decline …
globalresearch.ca/tourism-industry-lose-…

Pandemic's Toll on Young Black Women
Annerieke Daniel | progressive.org | 2020-11-03
Structural racism, discrimination, and poverty–which have historically left Black people out of the healthcare system — are leaving leave us more vulnerable to a serious and deadly virus.
progressive.org/op-eds/pandemic%E2%80%99…

Diagnosis and Treatment of Lower Extremity Venous Thromboembolism (VTE)
Chopard R, Albertsen I, Piazza G. | jamanetwork.com | 2020-11-03
This narrative review summarizes recent developments in the diagnosis and management of lower extremity deep vein thrombosis (DVT), including discussion of risk factors, clinical presentation, and risks for pulmonary embolism (PE) and other complications.
jamanetwork.com/journals/jama/fullarticl…

Warning 'Wannabe Fascists'
Kenny Stancil | zcomm.org | 2020-11-03
Philly DA Says People Dressing 'Up Like G.I. Joe' to Intimidate Voters Will Be Prosecuted…
zcomm.org/znetarticle/warning-wannabe-fa…

Could the UK be set for negative interest rates? Views from Imperial's experts
imperial.ac.uk | 2020-11-03
UK interest rates are currently at record lows of just 0.1% but could they soon turn negative?>…
imperial.ac.uk/news/207493/could-uk-negative-interest-rates-views

Pre-Vaccination Immunity Determines Effectiveness of Vaccines
Bill Sardi | globalresearch.ca | 2020-11-03
Death due to influenza is over-reported. The Centers for Disease Control distributes a figure of 36,000 deaths a year from the flu. But data from the American Lung Association reveals flu-related deaths as low as a few hundred in a …
globalresearch.ca/pre-vaccination-immuni…

Fukushima, dilaga la pandemia nucleare
Manlio Dinucci | globalresearch.ca | 2020-11-03
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The US Military's 'Four Horsemen of Pharma': Destroying Veterans' Health?
Pam Long | globalresearch.ca | 2020-11-03
The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse are known as Death, Famine, War and Conquest. One could say that in the U.S. military, the "Four Horsemen of Pharma" are these four drugs: pyridostigmine bromide (PB), mefloquine (Lariam Æ), smallpox vaccine and anthrax…
globalresearch.ca/are-military-four-hors…

'We can only pray': Four Turkish citizens held by Haftar in eastern Libya
Ragip Soylu | middleeasteye.net | 2020-11-03
'We can only pray': Four Turkish citizens held by Haftar in eastern Libya | Nothing has been heard from the dessert shop workers since they were seized by the LNA in Sirte in February | Ragip Soylu | Tue, 11/03/2020 – 07: 27 | A member of Libyan National Army (LNA) commanded by Khalifa Haftar, points his gun to the image of Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan hanged on a Turkish military armored vehicle (Reuters) | Yakup…
www.middleeasteye.net/news/libya-haftar-…

Low paid over 20 times more likely to be furloughed on reduced pay
The Canary | thecanary.co | 2020-11-03
The UK's worst-paid workers were more than 20 times more likely to be furloughed on reduced pay than the highest earners, data has shown. | More than half — 51.7% — of workers who were usually paid less than £8.72 per hour were furloughed with a pay cut, compared with 2.5% of those earning more than £29.67. | According to Office for National Statistics (ONS) data, even slightly higher pay could significantly reduce the risk of a worker being put on reduced-pay furlough. | Only 8.3% of those earning between £8.72 and £9.48 per hour were furloughed with a smaller pay cheque, six…
thecanary.co/uk/news/2020/11/03/low-paid…

Gayle McLaughlin for Richmond City Council
Lynda Carson | indybay.org | 2020-11-03
Photo of Gayle McLaughlin…
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SEARCH Foundation launches Comrades! Lives of Australian Communists
Kathy Fairfax | greenleft.org.au | 2020-11-03
About 200 people joined the online launch of the SEARCH Foundation's new book Comrades! Lives of Australian Communists on October 30. The book, which commemorated the lives of 100 members of the Communist Party of Australia (CPA), was published to mark the centenary of the founding of the CPA, on October 30,1920.
greenleft.org.au/content/search-foundati…

In Defense of Confucius Institutes
Mel Gurtov | zcomm.org | 2020-11-03
What the administration is doing, in our name, is cutting off our nose to spite our face–denying communities, schools, and laboratories the opportunities for cultural enrichment…
zcomm.org/znetarticle/in-defense-of-conf…

Screening for Adverse Childhood Experiences–Reply
Campbell TL. | jamanetwork.com | 2020-11-03
In Reply I agree with Dr Harris and with Dr Gordon and colleagues that screening for ACEs may reduce child abuse, improve the outcome of physical and mental disorders, and result in better public health, but this has yet to be proven. Where we primarily disagree is whether there are interventions that have been proven to improve health outcomes for children and adults who report high levels of ACEs on screening.
jamanetwork.com/journals/jama/fullarticl…

Over 100,000 Polish women march against right wing's latest attack on reproductive rights
Liberation Staff | liberationnews.org | 2020-11-03
For almost two weeks straight, hundreds of thousands of Polish women have marched through the streets of Warsaw and other major Polish cities, protesting the right-wing government's move to ban access to nearly all abortions.
liberationnews.org/over-100000-polish-wo…

UK Head of Vaccine Taskforce Shared UK Plans with Private Investors
graham | truepublica.org.uk | 2020-11-03
Just weeks after the government announced disgraced TalkTalk CEO Dido Harding was appointed as the head of the government's failed testing programme, it has been forced into making excuses to protect its latest decision over its choice of who should lead Britain's vaccine taskforce. The Times newspaper reported that — "The head of Britain's vaccine …
truepublica.org.uk/united-kingdom/uk-head-of-vaccine-taskforce-shared-uk-plans-with-private-investors/

Fukushima espalha a pandemia nuclear
Manlio Dinucci | globalresearch.ca | 2020-11-03
Nà£o é o Covid, mas a notícia passou quase desapercebida: o Japà£o descarregará no mar mais de um milhà£o de toneladas de água radioactiva da central nuclear de Fukushima. | O acidente catastrófico de Fukushima foi provocado pelo tsunami que, em …
globalresearch.ca/fukushima-espalha-a-pa…

Moms 4 Housing Declare Victory: Moms' House to Remain in Community Hands Forever
Dave Id | indybay.org | 2020-11-03
After nearly a year of struggle, Moms for Housing announced on October 9 that their house on Magnolia Street in West Oakland has been purchased and will never again sit empty for the sole purpose of increasing the profits of real estate speculators. Dominique Walker opened the press conference by declaring, "This is officially Moms' House." (Full audio below)…
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/11/02/1883805…

Beyond our control
Tom Engelhardt | nationofchange.org | 2020-11-03
America in the Mid-Seventies and 2020…
nationofchange.org/2020/11/03/beyond-our…

Victims of police spying have 'no hope of getting to the truth' as public inquiry finally starts
Eliza Egret | thecanary.co | 2020-11-03
Monday 2 November finally saw the Undercover Policing Inquiry begin, after five years of delays. The inquiry will examine the disgusting actions of police units that employed over 140 police officers to spy on activists and campaign groups for years. | According to Campaign Opposing Police Surveillance (COPS), since 1968: over 1,000 groups campaigning in the UK for a better society and better world…
thecanary.co/uk/analysis/2020/11/03/vict…

Aaron Sorkin's Inane, Liberal History Lesson
Charlotte Rosen | thenation.com | 2020-11-03
Aaron Sorkin's Inane, Liberal History Lesson…
thenation.com/article/culture/aaron-sork…

Effect of an Online Weight Management Program With vs Without Individualized Management on Weight Change
Baer HJ, Rozenblum R, De La Cruz BA, et al. | jamanetwork.com | 2020-11-03
This cluster randomized trial compares the effects of an online weight management program with vs without a health manager monitoring progress vs usual care on 12-month weight change among adults with overweight or obesity and a diagnosis of hypertension or type 2 diabetes.
jamanetwork.com/journals/jama/fullarticl…

Egypt court orders release of more than 600 detainees swept up in crackdown
Nadda Osman | middleeasteye.net | 2020-11-03
Egypt court orders release of more than 600 detainees swept up in crackdown | The prisoners include journalists, politicians and students who had been in pre-trial detention for over a year | Nadda Osman | Tue, 11/03/2020 – 14: 50 | A picture taken during a guided tour organised by Egypt's State Information Service on 11 February, 2020, shows the entrance of the Tora prison clinic in the Egyptian capital Cairo (AFP/fi…
www.middleeasteye.net/news/egypt-crimina…

Same Story, Different Decade: How WHO's Definition of a Global Pandemic Benefits Big Pharma
Jeremy Loffredo | globalresearch.ca | 2020-11-03
When WHO broadened its definition of global pandemic in 2009, H1N1 vaccine makers profited at taxpayers' expense. COVID vaccine makers will likely reap even more benefits. | *** | In the years leading up to 2009, the World Health Organization (WHO) worked …
globalresearch.ca/same-story-different-d…

Deputy UN chief pushes Security Council on global ceasefire, to fight 'common enemy'
news.un.org | 2020-11-03
The UN Deputy Secretary-General on Tuesday urged the Security Council to do more to encourage combatants across the world to put down their guns and focus instead on fighting "our common enemy" — the coronavirus.
news.un.org/feed/view/en/story/2020/11/1…

Bahrain approves use of experimental Covid-19 vaccine for frontline workers
MEE and agencies | middleeasteye.net | 2020-11-03
Bahrain approves use of experimental Covid-19 vaccine for frontline workers | Bahrain's health minister said clinical trials showed the Chinese vaccine was 'safe and effective' | MEE and agencies | Tue, 11/03/2020 – 12: 13 | A volunteer disinfects a bed as Muslim Shia mourners give blood as part of Ashura commemorations, in Alnoaim village, a suburb of the Bahraini capital Manama (AFP) | Bahrain has approved…
www.middleeasteye.net/news/bahrain-covid…

545 of the Children Separated From Their Parents at the Border
Calvin Trillin | thenation.com | 2020-11-03
545 of the Children Separated From Their Parents at the Border…
thenation.com/article/society/545-childr…

Preserving Elective Surgeries in the COVID-19 Pandemic and the Future
Meredith J, High KP, Freischlag J. | jamanetwork.com | 2020-11-03
This Viewpoint describes the health burden imposed on patients and the logistical and financial burdens posed to health systems by the temporary halting of elective surgery during the COVID-19 pandemic, and proposes organizational and policy responses to maintain standards of quality and safety while sustaining the surgical services patients need.
jamanetwork.com/journals/jama/fullarticl…

Drones that patrol forests could monitor environmental and ecological changes
imperial.ac.uk | 2020-11-03
Imperial researchers have created drones that can attach sensors to trees to monitor environmental and ecological changes in forests.
imperial.ac.uk/news/207653/drones-that-patrol-forests-could-monitor

To Repair Our Country, Start by Repairing Our Political Language
Walter Mosley | thenation.com | 2020-11-03
To Repair Our Country, Start by Repairing Our Political Language…
thenation.com/article/politics/police-ri…

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…
counterpunch.org/2020/11/02/beware-of-ci…

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.
zcomm.org/znetarticle/social-movements-c…

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.
en.mehrnews.com/news/165480/White-House-…

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…
www.middleeasteye.net/news/us-election-d…

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…
commondreams.org/views/2020/11/02/thanks…

'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.
therealnews.com/no-good-options-for-the-…

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.
mintpressnews.com/pompeos-tweet-tanzania…

350 Action Is All Hands on Deck Before Election Day
commondreams.org | 2020-11-02
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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…
rt.com/usa/505214-trump-biden-steal-elec…

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, …
liberationnews.org/more-than-20-percent-…

Why Is Europe Courting Revolution?
Alastair Crooke | thealtworld.com | 2020-11-02
It is Europe's political fabric and societal cohesion that is in play — and its leaders are not just confused: They fear. | 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…
thealtworld.com/alastair_crooke/why-is-e…

Election Special Part 3: How The Bipartisan Swamp Is Engineering Election Chaos In Philadelphia
Whitney Webb | thealtworld.com | 2020-11-02
In Part 3 the 2020 Election Special, Ryan and Whitney discuss the two connected groups run by former national security officials and their efforts to undermine and mortally wound US democracy in its birthplace, Philadelphia.
thealtworld.com/whitney_webb/election-sp…

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.
mintpressnews.com/obama-era-neoliberals-…

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.
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/11/02/1883804…

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…
www.middleeasteye.net/news/algeria-const…

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 …
globalresearch.ca/us-election-result-spa…

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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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
commondreams.org/sites/default/files/sty…

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…
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/11/02/1883804…

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.
mronline.org/2020/11/02/jacindamania-and…

US elections 2020: The legal peril Donald Trump faces if he loses the election
Umar A Farooq | middleeasteye.net | 2020-11-02
US elections 2020: 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 h…
www.middleeasteye.net/news/us-election-d…

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…
commondreams.org/views/2020/11/02/feelin…

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.
popularresistance.org/deception-2020-eve…

US Election's Effect on Assange Case Unclear as Trump, Biden Never Debated on Free Press – Journo
sputniknews.com | 2020-11-02
WikiLeaks co-founder Julian Assange's British extradition trial won't be decided until January, but the effect of the US presidential election on his ultimate fate is hard to predict, since his case and the dangers posed to freedom of the press was never a topic for the candidates to debate, a journalist told Sputnik.
sputniknews.com/analysis/202011021080961…

US elections 2020: A who's who of Joe Biden's foreign policy team
Umar A Farooq | middleeasteye.net | 2020-11-02
US elections 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) | A…
www.middleeasteye.net/news/us-election-j…

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…
www.middleeasteye.net/news/us-election-j…

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…
peoplesdispatch.org/2020/11/02/what-do-t…

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 …
dissidentvoice.org/2020/11/why-do-presid…

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 …
globalresearch.ca/trump-believes-bullets…

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…
commondreams.org/views/2020/11/02/whoeve…

This Election, Black Women Are Leading the Way–Again
Keisha N. Blain | thenation.com | 2020-11-02
This Election, Black Women Are Leading the Way–Again…
thenation.com/article/politics/black-wom…

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 …
globalresearch.ca/if-the-deep-state-want…

'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…
commondreams.org/news/2020/11/02/we-plan…

At the Polls, Episode 8: Know Your Rights on Election Day
aclu.org | 2020-11-02
It's time for the main event: Election Day. Are you ready to vote? , , Election Day is finally here, and we at the ACLU are here to ensure you Know Your Rights when you head to the polls. Listen to this week's episode of At the Polls to get the rundown to make sure you're ready to cast your ballot. | soundcloud.com/aclu/know-your-rights-at-… | As we enter the final s…
aclu.org/news/voting-rights/at-the-polls…

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."
thealtworld.com/caitlin_johnston/violenc…

US elections 2020: A Middle East policy breakdown of five battleground Senate races
Sheren Khalel | middleeasteye.net | 2020-11-02
US elections 2020: A Middle East policy breakdown of five battleground Senate races | Middle East Eye takes a look at key Senate races and what voters can expect from each candidate when it comes to the region | Sheren Khalel | Mon, 11/02/2020 – 22: 46 | Democrats, who control the House, hope to win four additional seats on Tuesday in order to seize the majority in the Senate (AFP/File photo) | Six years after the…
www.middleeasteye.net/news/us-election-f…

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…
popularresistance.org/standing-by-right-…

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…

Violence After The Election Will Only Benefit The Powerful: Notes From The Edge Of The Narrative Matrix
Caitlin Johnstone | thealtworld.com | 2020-11-02
Any violence arising from the US election or its aftermath will only benefit the powerful, will be used to justify authoritarian agendas which serve the powerful, and will in all probability have been instigated by the powerful. | 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 argume…
thealtworld.com/caitlin_johnston/violenc…

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…
liberationnews.org/election-day-live-cov…

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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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.
nationofchange.org/2020/11/02/america-on…

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…
strategic-culture.org/news/2020/11/02/wh…

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 …
globalresearch.ca/will-trump-biden-refus…

United Against Trump Statement on the 2020 Election
commondreams.org | 2020-11-02
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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…
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/11/01/1883800…

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.
en.mehrnews.com/news/165476/California-p…

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…
commondreams.org/news/2020/11/02/turning…

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…

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…
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/11/02/1883801…

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…
thenation.com/article/politics/black-wom…

Tuesday 11/3: NAACP Election 2020 Special Coverage (Day 1)
NAACP | indybay.org | 2020-11-02
Onlive via livestream…
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/11/01/1883800…

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…
scheerpost.com/2020/11/02/bidens-potenti…

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.
nationofchange.org/2020/11/02/dear-fello…

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…
counterpunch.org/2020/11/02/left-democra…

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…
rt.com/usa/505298-biden-antidote-trump-j…

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…
strategic-culture.org/news/2020/11/02/bi…

Beijing warns of reciprocal action as US delays visa renewals for Chinese journalists
rt.com | 2020-11-02
China has warned it will take all necessary measures to protect Chinese journalists in the US, as Washington continues a "political crackdown" by delaying visa renewals for Chinese reporters. | Some journalists were notified last week that their applications for visa extensions were approved by the US, and valid from August 4 to November 4, Chinese Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Wang Wenbin told reporters. That means the actual validity period of their visas would be less than a week, and for some, only three days. | Other Chinese journalists have yet to receive a clear response from the US, which is demanding…
rt.com/news/505274-china-safeguard-journ…

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.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/11/02/delv…

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…
counterpunch.org/2020/11/02/in-defense-o…

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.
mronline.org/2020/11/02/ecosocialism-an-…

Uighur scholar fears deportation from Saudi Arabia
Areeb Ullah | middleeasteye.net | 2020-11-02
Uighur scholar fears deportation from Saudi Arabia | Aimidoula Waili was arrested twice in China and fears he will be sent to a 're-education' camp if taken back | Areeb Ullah | Mon, 11/02/2020 – 14: 28 | Waili said he was unable to fly back to Turkey where he has residency due to fears of possible deportation if taken to the airport (Supplied) | Activists fear that a Uighur religious scholar who travelled to Saudi Ar…
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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…
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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…
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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 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 …
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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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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…
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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…
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