Daily Archives: November 4, 2020

2020-11-04: News Headlines

Raul Diego (2020-11-04). It Not About Right or Left, Its About Neoliberalism. Mickey Huff on Big Tech's Efforts To Purge Dissent. mintpressnews.com "If Republicans and conservatives are really concerned about money in Silicon Valley and impacting elections," says Huff, "they should look in the mirror."

teleSUR (2020-11-04). Trump Claims Victory and Decries Fraud Without Any Basis. telesurenglish.net In the early hours of Wednesday, US President Donald Trump declared himself the winner of the elections held on Nov. 3, although millions of votes have not yet been counted. | RELATED: | "We won, we won by a lot," Trump said, adding that "we are preparing for a great celebration, we are preparing to celebrate the results that are being phenomenal." | Continuing with the strategy he has used throughout his campaign, the Republican candid…

Scott Ritter (2020-11-04). America almost dodged a bullet…then Biden & Trump opened their mouths. Now all hell will break loose. thealtworld.com The 2020 election was proceeding smoothly. All the candidates had to do was be patient while the votes were counted, and the people would have a 'clean' election. But by speaking out, they have lit the blue-touch paper. | In an

Anand Naidoo (2020-11-04). Heat Special U.S. Election Night Preview. america.cgtn.com Our special show leading up to the 2020 U.S. election took an in-depth look at American domestic and foreign policy. In the first half of the show, Mike Walter discussed key domestic issues such as the pandemic, the economy and racial justice with: Ted Harvey: …

Kenneth Surin (2020-11-04). The UK's Report on Labour Party Antisemitism. counterpunch.org The UK's Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) report on antisemitism in the Labour party has just been published. It found Labour to have breached the Equality Act of 2010, by virtue of harassment committed by its "agents" and "indirect discrimination", occurring in the form of political interference in investigative procedures, muddled official responses to

Mehr News Agency (2020-11-04). Iran's newly-appointed envoy to Yemen submits credentials. en.mehrnews.com SANA'A, Nov. 05 (MNA) — Iran's newly-appointed ambassador to Yemen Hassan Irloo submitted a copy of his credentials to the Chairman of Yemen's Supreme Political Council Mahdi al-Mashat on Wednesday.

Mehr News Agency (2020-11-04). VIDEO: Iranian envoy submits credentials to Yemeni official. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Nov. 04 (MNA) — Iran's new ambassador to Yemen Hassan Irloo submitted a copy of his credentials to the Chairman of Yemen's Supreme Political Council Mahdi al-Mashat on Wednesday.

Mehr News Agency (2020-11-04). Berlin concerned about 'explosive' situation in US. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Nov. 04 (MNA) — A high ranking official with the German government has assessed the situation in the United States following the Presidential election as 'explosive'.

Mehr News Agency (2020-11-04). US election has minor effect on West Asian policy. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Nov. 04 (MNA) — An American scholar believes that the US election has a minor effect on West Asian policy and major implications for domestic unrest.

Mehr News Agency (2020-11-04). Canada ready to help its citizens in possible US unrests. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Nov. 04 (MNA) — Candian Deputy Prime Minister expressed the country's readiness to help its citizens living south of the border if there's trouble in the United States after election day, Global News reported.

Mehr News Agency (2020-11-04). These states could decide US presidential election. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Nov. 04 (MNA) — The US presidential election will be decided by about a dozen states that could swing to either President Donald Trump, a Republican, or his Democratic challenger Joe Biden.

Mehr News Agency (2020-11-04). US presidential election country's internal affair: China. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Nov. 04 (MNA) — Chinese Foreign Ministry Spokesperson said that the US presidential election is the country's internal affair.

Mehr News Agency (2020-11-04). Future of US constitutional democracy at risk as never before. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Nov. 04 (MNA) — Stating that the US is on the edge of political unrest and riots, Richard Falk emphasized that American foreign policy toward the Middle East will not significantly change, regardless of who wins the presidential election.

Staff (2020-11-04). Election Too Close to Call: Biden Underperforms & Trump Stokes Chaos, Claiming False Victory. democracynow.org President Trump has prematurely declared victory and falsely accused Democrats of "major fraud," even as millions of ballots continue to be counted across the United States amid an unprecedented wave of mail-in ballots widely believed to favor Democratic challenger Joe Biden. The two campaigns appear neck and neck in several battleground states key to winning the White House, but early results suggest Democrats performed worse than they had hoped, setting up a potential legal fight over uncounted ballots reminiscent of the 2000 election. We spend the hour discussing the results and what comes next, with Ben Jealo…

Juan Cole (2020-11-04). Top 6 Progressive Victories on Election Day — Whatever Happens. zcomm.org It is worthwhile tallying up the progressive victories at other levels of the election…

_____ (2020-11-04). America Voted for the Worst Possible Result. strategic-culture.org If one cares about the stability of the United States then they should have been wishing for a decisive victory in yesterday's election. A decisive victory for whom you ask? Perhaps in the long run that could be relevant, but in the short term it really doesn't matter at all, the main thing is that someone needs to walk away as the undisputed champion for the sake of America. | Not only has the United States had a very solid track record of stability due to having the best possible geopolitical location on the planet, but also in part thanks to the wisdom of those within the two-party system to value said stabili…

Rita Akayama (2020-11-04). Saturday 11/7: Stop Trump's Attempt to Steal the Elections & Violently Impose a Fascist America on World. indybay.org Embarcadero Plaza…

Commonwealth Club (2020-11-04). Thursday 11/5: LGBTQIA+ Leaders: Where Do We Go from Here? Post-Election Discussion. indybay.org Online event…

Planned Parenthood (2020-11-04). Thursday 11/5: #Count Every Vote: Post-Election Briefing w/ Planned Parenthood. indybay.org Online event…

sputniknews (2020-11-04). Democrats Make 'Critical Mistake' Grouping Diverse Latinos into 'Amorphous' Voting Bloc – Activist. sputniknews.com Rosa Clemente, American community organizer and independent journalist, joined Radio Sputnik's Political Misfits Wednesday to discuss the role of Latino voters in the US elections and how it's time to retire the notion that one can slot an enormous and diverse group of people into one category for pollsters' demographic breakdowns.

Steve Topple (2020-11-04). Trump will hate these six positive bits of US election news. thecanary.co The race for the White House was still on when dawn broke in the US on Wednesday 4 November. For many people, a Donald Trump win could be disastrous. With that in mind, and away from the main race, here are six bits of good news that will probably wind the current POTUS right up. | More legal weed: | First up, and as of 11am GMT, three states had voted to legalise cannabis. As CNN

Steve Topple (2020-11-04). Boris Johnson sat directly on the US election fence at PMQs. thecanary.co It's almost as if Boris Johnson was hedging his US election bets during Prime Minister's Questions (PMQs) on Wednesday 4 November. Because the PM did not condemn some really dodgy remarks by the current president of the US. | The only "fraud" is the current president: | Over in the US people have been calling out Donald Trump. CNN

Gloria Rubac (2020-11-04). Indigenous nations in Oklahoma win Supreme Court ruling. workers.org A surprisingly progressive Supreme Court decision found that over one-third of Oklahoma still falls into "Indian Country" under federal law for the Muscogee Creek Tribe and other Oklahoma tribes. The court ruled July 9 in McGirt v. Oklahoma that under treaties dating back two centuries, much of eastern Oklahoma is . . . |

Editor (2020-11-04). How Will the U.S. Election Change the Mideast? scheerpost.com By Juan Cole / Informed Comment If Joe Biden wins the presidency and the Democrats sweep to power in both houses of Congress, it will have a huge impact on domestic policies, on everything from health care to workers' rights to green energy. But the impact on foreign policy would be equally significant. The biggest foreign loser in such a sea change will be Saudi Arabia. Saudi Arabia is a country… |

Gwen Florio (2020-11-04). 'It's Just a Slaughter': Montana Goes from Purple to Deep Red. thenation.com 'It's Just a Slaughter': Montana Goes from Purple to Deep Red…

Jon Queally, staff writer (2020-11-04). "He Doesn't Decide… We the People Do": Trump Denounced for False Election Night Claim of Victory. commondreams.org "We must count every vote, and prepare for what's coming," warned one progressive activist. "This is a crucial moment to defend democracy from fascism at home." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Umar A Farooq (2020-11-04). US elections 2020: Anti-Muslim conspiracy theorist wins seat in Congress. middleeasteye.net US elections 2020: Anti-Muslim conspiracy theorist wins seat in Congress | Marjorie Taylor Greene becomes first official to serve in US Congress who openly supports QAnon far-right conspiracy | Wed, 11/04/2020 – 17: 56 | FBI labelled QAnon a domestic terror threat in 2019 (Reuters/File photo) | Anti-Muslim candidate Marjorie Taylor Greene is the first supporter of the far-right QAnon conspiracy the…

commondreams (2020-11-04). US Leaves Paris Agreement Amidst Presidential Election Uncertainty. commondreams.org ______________________________…

commondreams (2020-11-04). Count Every Ballot, Ignore Trump's Attempts to Undermine Election. commondreams.org ______________________________…

Staff (2020-11-04). Election Day Mayhem Began Two Years Ago With Massive Voter Purges. truthout.org You didn't hear this in the cable TV chatter: In the two years leading up to this election, Georgia's GOP secretary of state quietly wiped away the voter registrations of 198,351 voters — based on false information. | Call it "The Great Purge" — overwhelmingly wiping away the voting rights of young voters and voters of color. In other words, voters who might be more likely to vote blue. | I'm not guessing the number of wrongly purged voters. I directed a team of experts that identified each…

Ali Harb (2020-11-04). US elections 2020: Rashida Tlaib and Ilhan Omar win re-election. middleeasteye.net US elections 2020: Rashida Tlaib and Ilhan Omar win re-election | Tlaib says Covid-19 relief will be her top priority during second term in Congress and vows to continue pushing for Palestinian human rights | Wed, 11/04/2020 – 04: 13 | The Republican opponents of Tlaib and Omar had raised staggering amounts of money despite the non-competitive nature of races (AFP/File photo) | Muslim-American Congresswomen Rashi…

Staff (2020-11-04). McConnell Elicits Outrage by Invoking MLK in His Reelection Acceptance Speech. truthout.org Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell won reelection to his office on Tuesday night, with voters in Kentucky sending him back to Washington for a record-setting seventh term. | During his acceptance speech, which he gave shortly after polls in his home state closed on Tuesday nig…

NLG-SF (2020-11-04). Bay Area Voter Rights & Election Defense: The NLG's Three Legal Hotlines. indybay.org Election day is here! We will be sending out alerts every day this week with various resources and other announcements associated with voter and election defense. Please be sure to share out these resources to your communities and beyond.

Labor Video Project (2020-11-04). The Day After Election Protest "Count Every Ballot" In Oakland. indybay.org Hundreds of people in Oakland rallied at Oscar Grant Plaza to demand that every ballot be counted.

Sasha Abramsky (2020-11-04). California Chooses Criminal Justice Reform. thenation.com California Chooses Criminal Justice Reform…

Nick Licata (2020-11-04). The Battle Will Come After the Voting is Over. zcomm.org "Indeed, you won the elections, but I won the count." — Nicaraguan dictator Anastasio Somoza (1896—1956)…

_____ (2020-11-04). The U.S. Empire Is a Smiley-Faced Serial Killer. strategic-culture.org Caitlin JOHNSTONE | 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'

teleSUR (2020-11-04). Live 2020 Elections Update: Biden to Take Wisconsin. telesurenglish.net CNN projects Biden wins Michigan; Trump sues to halt Michigan vote count: | According to CNN, Joe Biden his projected to win the state of Micigan, winning its 16 electoral votes and narrowing Trump's path to victory. With this most recent projection, Biden, who leads Michigan by just over 1%, or less than 70,000 votes, now accrues 264 electoral collge votes, whereas Trump has secured 214 of these votes. The candidates need at least 270 to win the presidency. | CNN projects Biden has won

teleSUR (2020-11-04). Bolivia: the Pro-Santa Cruz Civic Committee Calls for Strike. telesurenglish.net The Pro-Santa Cruz Civic Committee (PSCC) has announced a strike starting on Thursday in protest over the results of the general elections held on October 18. | RELATED: | The PSCC president Romulo Calvo made the announcement after an agreement reached in a meeting held by the extended board of directors of the Committee on November 3. | The civic strike is set to begin in the eastern sector of Chiquitano, extending throughout Sa…

Poor People's Campaign (2020-11-04). Tuesday 11/3: Election Protection Updates and Multi-faith Pray, Meditation, & Reflection w/ PPC. indybay.org Online/virtual…

Poor People's Campaign (2020-11-04). Thursday 11/5: Post-Election Message to the Nation by Poor People's Campaign. indybay.org Online via livestream…

Stephen Lendman (2020-11-04). Stock Market Indicator in US Presidential Elections. globalresearch.ca Since 1928, rising stock market valuations favored incumbent US presidents 86% of the time, according to Bloomberg News. Results this year are mixed. | Investment strategist Sam Stovall noted that in US presidential election years since 1944, rising equity prices from …

Mehr News Agency (2020-11-04). Trump questions accuracy of US election results. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Nov. 04 (MNA) — Donald Trump questioned the accuracy of the US election results and the counting process on Wednesday.

D.D. Guttenplan (2020-11-04). A Bumpy Night in Berks County, Pennsylvania. thenation.com A Bumpy Night in Berks County, Pennsylvania…

Mark Gruenberg (2020-11-04). Union leaders say, 'Count every vote,' as members go marching and more. peoplesworld.org PROTECT THE RESULTS — FIND AN EVENT NEAR YOU When it comes to workers' reaction to the outcome of the 2020 election, where you stand seems to depend on where you sit. If you're a national union leader, such as AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka, Communications Workers President Chris Shelton, Teachers President Randi Weingarten—-beforehand—-and Office and …

Umar A Farooq (2020-11-04). US elections 2020: Trump falsely claims 'we won' despite key results still to come. middleeasteye.net US elections 2020: Trump falsely claims 'we won' despite key results still to come | Outcome in the balance, with decisive results from Pennsylvania and other states not expected for days | Wed, 11/04/2020 – 07: 15 | Major swing states – including Pennsylvania, Wisconsin, Michigan and Arizona – were too close to call early on Wednesday (Reuters) | US President Donald Trump appeared to claim victory…

Staff (2020-11-04). The media learned nothing from 2016. therealnews.com TRNN Editor in Chief Maximillian Alvarez talks with Parker Molloy, Media Matters editor at large, about why mainstream media keeps getting played by Trump.

Editor (2020-11-04). Count all the votes! The struggle has just begun. workers.org Wednesday, Nov. 4 As of this writing it's unclear who won the U.S. presidential election. Ballots are still being counted in several "battleground" states. Trump prematurely and illegitimately declared victory early this morning, and will likely challenge a Biden victory by attempting to suppress votes not yet counted. He has . . . |

Kathy Fairfax (2020-11-04). Socialist candidate makes great gains in Geelong. greenleft.org.au Provisional results declared in the Greater Geelong City Council election place Socialist Alliance member Sarah Hathway at 15.81% of first preference votes, writes Sue Bull.

Lynda Carson (2020-11-04). Steal this election – Trump falsely claims he won the election. indybay.org November 3, 2020 Election That The Impeached President Donald J. Trump Falsely Claimed That He Won!

Mehr News Agency (2020-11-04). UK-US relationship will go from 'strength to strength': UK FM. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Nov. 04 (MNA) — UK Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab the UK's relationship with the United States will go from "strength to strength" whatever the outcome of the election.

Tracy Keeling (2020-11-04). While all eyes were on the election, the US achieved one of its worst accolades in history. thecanary.co The US election consumed much of the news cycle on 4 November. But while all eyes were watching the vote counts in various states, the US achieved one of its worst accolades in history. Because on the same day, it became the first country ever to officially withdraw from the Paris Agreement. | A hindrance, or a help?: | As the BBC

ERA Coalition (2020-11-04). Friday 11/6: The Election, the ERA and an #Equal Future Post-Election Wrap-up w/ ERA Coalition. indybay.org Online event…

Jack Rasmus (2020-11-04). The Day After: US 2020 Election Update & Political Predictions. zcomm.org The 2020 election has heralded in a new decade where fundamental changes domestically and internationally will now accelerate…

Staff (2020-11-04). Biden Underperforms and Trump Stokes Chaos by Claiming False Victory. truthout.org President Trump has prematurely declared victory and falsely accused Democrats of "major fraud," even as millions of ballots continue to be counted across the United States amid an unprecedented wave of mail-in ballots widely believed to favor Democratic challenger Joe Biden. The two campaigns appear neck and neck in several battleground states key to winning the White House, but early results suggest Democrats performed worse than they had hoped, setting up a potential legal fight over uncounted ballot…

Mehr News Agency (2020-11-04). Biden campaign slams Trump 'outrageous' victory claim. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Nov. 04 (MNA) — The Biden campaign has blasted President Trump's "outrageous" comments in which he claimed victory in the presidential race.

_____ (2020-11-04). Amazon Bans Book Exposing US COVID-19 Chaos. popularresistance.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 book is "Capitalism on a Ventilator: The Impact of COVID-19 in China & the U.S." This anthology of 55 articles by a broad range of social justice authors discuss the importance of free health care, social distancing, testing, protective equipment, education and social mobilizat…

Vijay Prashad (2020-11-04). The US is doing its best to lock out China from Latin America and the Caribbean. peoplesdispatch.org Vijay Prashad writes on how the US has meddled in trade relations between China and El Salvador, while promoting its own private investment initiatives…

Alan Macleod (2020-11-04). Angelina Jolie's MI6 Interview Shows Just How Connected Hollywood Is To the Deep State. mintpressnews.com To some, the pairing of a Hollywood star and a veteran spymaster might seem strange. But, in reality, the silver screen and the national security state have always been intimately intertwined.

Alan MacLeod (2020-11-04). The knives come out as Greenwald splits from the Intercept citing censorship. mronline.org Funded by a billionaire oligarch and increasingly seen as a mouthpiece for the neoliberal establishment, The Intercept suffered its biggest blow yet with the very public departure of Greenwald.

Tom Anderson (2020-11-04). Campaigners take direct action as Palestinians remember Balfour's shameful declaration. thecanary.co UK Palestine solidarity campaigners have taken coordinated direct action across the UK to mark the anniversary of the Balfour Declaration. | The Balfour Declaration

MEE and agencies (2020-11-04). Palestinian killed by Israeli fire near West Bank checkpoint. middleeasteye.net Palestinian killed by Israeli fire near West Bank checkpoint | Bilal Rawajba, 29, was a legal consultant in the Palestinian Authority's Preventive Security Service in the Tubas district, and lived in the village of Iraq al-Tayeh, outside Nablus | Wed, 11/04/2020 – 10: 42 | Israeli forces gather at Huwara checkpoint near Nablus in the occupied West Bank where Bilal Rawajba, 29, was killed (…

Stephen Lendman (2020-11-04). Trump's Executive Order to Manipulate the Minds of US Schoolchildren. globalresearch.ca On November 2, Trump signed an executive order that aims to manipulate the minds of young children. | "We will state the truth in full, without apology (sic)," he said, adding: | "We declare that the United States of America is the …

Martha Grevatt (2020-11-04). Sign the petition! Hands off Jalil Muntaqim! workers.org Finally, after 49 years in prison, Black revolutionary Jalil Muntaqim was released on parole Oct. 7. On Oct 18, he turned 69. On Oct. 30, however, a new warrant was issued for his arrest! His crime? Attempting to register to vote. Under New York State law, parolees cannot vote until . . . |

Susan Abulhawa (2020-11-04). Labour's ouster of MP Jeremy Corbyn aims to crush criticism of Israel. workers.org Member of Parliament and former leader of the Labour Party (2015-2020), Jeremy Corbyn was ousted from his own party by its new leader, Keir Starmer, who has clearly allied with right-wing and neoliberal forces to destroy the socialist left in Britain and beyond. While Workers World Party has disagreed with . . . |

Kathy Durkin (2020-11-04). Remembering Sue Davis: Comrade, fighter, writer (1942-2020). workers.org Workers World Party lost a dynamic, dedicated comrade on Sept. 26 when Sue Davis died, a month after suffering a major stroke. A member of the party since 1967, Sue had early on been a militant activist on the streets with Youth Against War and Fascism, the party's youth group, . . . |

G. Dunkel (2020-11-04). How COVID-19 reveals inequalities in the U.S. economy. workers.org The Trump administration has admitted it has no plan to get COVID-19 under control. White House chief of staff Mark Meadows told CNN Oct. 25 that "We are not going to control the pandemic. We are going to control the fact that we get vaccines, therapeutics and other mitigation areas." . . . |

Mohammad al-Deirawi and Ramzy Baroud (2020-11-04). "They Tried to Freeze Me to Death": Torture and Resistance in Israeli Prisons. dissidentvoice.org Mohammad Ibrahim Ali al-Deirawi was born on January 30, 1978 in Nuseirat refugee camp in the Gaza Strip. His family is originally from Bir Al-Saba', an ethnically cleansed Palestinian town located in the southern Naqab desert. Mohammad was arrested by the Israeli army at a military checkpoint in central Gaza on March 1, 2001. He …

Staff (2020-11-04). Socialism is the future, even if fascism and neoliberalism are the present. therealnews.com Cornel West and Tricia Rose of the Tight Rope speak with Ash-Lee Woodard Henderson & Bhaskar Sunkara, about the demand for socialism.

Eds. (2020-11-04). The best response is to communicate the Revolution. mronline.org The new U.S. financed counter-revolution hopes to manipulate sensitive issues and create the conditions for a social confrontation, for conflict and destabilization of the country.

Betsey Piette (2020-11-04). Free Ant Smith — drop the bogus charges now! workers.org Smith speaking during a march for police abolition in Philadelphia, June 28, 2016. Philadelphia Since George Floyd's death last May sparked demonstrations against police brutality across the U.S., federal prosecutors have filed over 300 felony cases against demonstrators. While a few cases charge members of right-wing groups, most are lodged . . . |

Judy Greenspan (2020-11-04). Prison, COVID, and Disabilities. workers.org From a talk given at the Oct. 22 Workers World Webinar on "Voter Suppression & COVID & their Impact on Disabled People." Betsey [Piette] and I are both members of the Prisoners Solidarity Committee of Workers World Party. Every week, we publish 1-2 pages of articles about the struggles . . . |

MEE staff (2020-11-04). Bahrain convicts dozens on allegations of membership of Iran's Revolutionary Guard. middleeasteye.net Bahrain convicts dozens on allegations of membership of Iran's Revolutionary Guard | Conviction of 51 people, mostly in absentia, decried by activists as proof of 'systemic corruption of Bahrain's judiciary' | Wed, 11/04/2020 – 11: 05 | Bahraini women demonstrate in solidarity with political prisoners, in the village of Shakhora, west of Manama, on 1 June 2012 (AFP) | The Bahraini government announced on Tuesd…

Eds. (2020-11-04). Crossing red lines: why the establishment wants to destroy Corbyn. mronline.org Corbyn's anti-war principles and their popular appeal are the biggest threat to the establishment, says Chris Nineham.

Ted Kelly (2020-11-04). International calls for release of Palestinian prisoner on hunger strike. workers.org Hunger striker Maher al-Akhras 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 . . . |

W. T. Whitney Jr. (2020-11-04). Cuban report says U.S. blockade still causing immense economic loss. peoplesworld.org Cuba's Foreign Ministry every year prepares a report on Cuba's experience with the U.S. economic blockade of the island, in force since 1962. On Oct. 22, Foreign Minister Bruno Rodriguez presented this year's report at a press conference in Havana. The Ministry releases the reports ahead of an annual vote in the United Nations General …

Staff (2020-11-04). The left needs to reclaim its radical roots. therealnews.com Democrats have written off the South for too long, says Climate Justice Alliance policy coordinator Anthony Rogers-Wright. If leftists want to win in the South, they need to learn how to build real power through direct organizing.

Mohammed al-Deirawi, Ramzy Baroud (2020-11-04). "They Tried to Freeze Me to Death:" Torture and Resistance in Israeli Prisons. counterpunch.org Mohammad Ibrahim Ali al-Deirawi was born on January 30, 1978 in Nuseirat refugee camp in the Gaza Strip. His family is originally from Bir Al-Saba', an ethnically cleansed Palestinian town located in the southern Naqab desert. Mohammad was arrested by the Israeli army at a military checkpoint in central Gaza on March 1, 2001. He

Bill Meyer (2020-11-04). Features from Iran at 2020 Toronto International Film Festival. peoplesworld.org Iran, yet another country in the bull's-eye of U.S. imperialism, has probably one of the most humanist national cinemas in the world. Despite rabid U.S. attempts to demonize the people of Iran, the country's rich history of filmmaking has provided a different picture entirely, of a country defending itself through many chaotic transitions in power, …

W. T. Whitney (2020-11-04). Chile's Referendum Vote Should Advance Progressive Political Changes. counterpunch.org Chileans voted in a national referendum on October 25. Commentary reflects what happened: "We began to dig the grave of the Pinochet-era constitution and the market economy," one report said. This was an "overwhelming, historical triumph of the people," declared Chile's El Siglo newspaper. Voters chose either yes or no on holding a constituent assembly

Areeb Ullah (2020-11-04). Saudi Arabia to allow foreign workers to change jobs without employer's permission. middleeasteye.net Saudi Arabia to allow foreign workers to change jobs without employer's permission | New labour reforms will not apply to the millions of migrant domestic workers in Saudi Arabia | Wed, 11/04/2020 – 11: 16 | New rules will allow workers to change jobs and leave the country without their employers' permission (AFP) | Saudi Arabia has introduced plans to ease restrictions imposed on foreign workers and mak…

Ben Hillier (2020-11-04). The United States is not a democracy. mronline.org The country's constitution is an eighteenth-century relic penned by merchants and slave owners, amendments to which can be blocked by as few as 13 states representing less than 4 percent of the population.

MEE and agencies (2020-11-04). Children among civilians killed in government air strikes on Syria's Idlib province. middleeasteye.net Children among civilians killed in government air strikes on Syria's Idlib province | According to war monitor, at least seven civilians, including four children, killed as opposition forces attempt to hold last remaining territories | Wed, 11/04/2020 – 13: 53 | Damage caused by heavy shelling by Syrian government forces on the industrial area in the rebel-held northwestern Syrian city of…

Ragip Soylu (2020-11-04). Turkey slaps social media networks with millions of dollars' worth of fines. middleeasteye.net Turkey slaps social media networks with millions of dollars' worth of fines | Ankara took the step after companies such as Facebook and Twitter failed to assign a legal representative in the country as new law requires | Wed, 11/04/2020 – 10: 21 | The Turkish government believes the social media network providers would eventually submit papers to assign legal representatives (AFP) | The Turkish governmen…

Binoy Kampmark (2020-11-04). Sawing the Sacred: Felling the Djab Wurrung Directions Tree. counterpunch.org "Djab Wurrung women are in an abusive relationship with Victoria's government." — Sissy Eileen Austin, The Guardian, Sep 14, 2019 It was a penultimate day in the Australian state of Victoria. The state government had announced that some of harshest coronavirus lockdown restrictions in the developed world would be easing. Melbourne's restaurants, bars and cafes

Muzamil Bhat (2020-11-04). In Kashmir, There are No Migrants to Reap the Rice Harvest. counterpunch.org "This might be the last season for cultivating paddy in my fields if Covid-19 does not go away," said Abdul Rehman, drinking water which Haleema, his wife, had poured for him in a steel tumbler after a tiring day in the family's field in Nagbal village of Ganderbal district in Central Kashmir. He was working

Princess Harmony (2020-11-04). Remember those who cops shot during mental health crisis. workers.org I'm angry. I'm a mentally ill person tired of seeing people like us die. I'm angry that no matter what we do, police intervene where they are not wanted and not trained and don't give a damn about us. So many people in the middle of a mental health break . . . |

news.un (2020-11-04). UN Police 'vital' across spectrum of peacekeeping, Security Council hears. news.un.org The Security Council on Wednesday was briefed on the "vital role" UN Police play across the whole spectrum of the world body's work, from "conflict prevention to peacekeeping to peacebuilding".

Howard Lisnoff (2020-11-04). Deep Pockets: Funding the Arts During the Pandemic. counterpunch.org Hamlet may be a good start: "There are more things in heaven and Earth, Horatio, Then are dreamt of in your philosophy." The bard is telling readers and theater audiences that human knowledge is limited. Looking outside of the window of the study where I write in the Berkshire Hills of western Massachusetts, it seems

_____ (2020-11-04). Ending Regime Change — in Bolivia and the World. strategic-culture.org Medea BENJAMIN | Less than a year after the United States and the U.S.-backed Organization of American States (OAS) supported a violent military coup to overthrow the government of Bolivia, the Bolivian people have reelected the Movement for Socialism (MAS) and In the long history…

Macollvie J. Neel (2020-11-04). How immigrant communities are confronting COVID challenges. nationofchange.org "With Caribbean people in general, we have a way of adapting to situations [that] we're put into to make the most out of them."

WSWS repost (2020-11-04). Google admits to censoring the World Socialist Web Site. indybay.org In an extraordinary public admission, Google CEO Sundar Pichai stated during congressional testimony on October 28 that the online search giant has been censoring content from the World Socialist Web Site.

Fight Back (2020-11-04). Green Bay, WI: Vigil and caravan for Donna Christensen and missing, murdered indigenous women. fightbacknews.org Green Bay, WI – On November 1, the Wisconsin Alliance Against Racist and Political Repression held a car caravan and vigil for Donna Christensen, an Ojibwe woman and member of the Lac du Flambeau Band of Lake Superior Chippewa, who was found dead in a jail cell in Vilas County, Wisconsiin. | The car caravanners displayed signs and chanted slogans calling for justice for Donna Christensen and for all Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women (MMIW), as well as justice for all victims of police crimes. They flew a banner with the words "Native lives matter" and "Justice for Jonathan," an indigenous man murdered by Gree…

South Front (2020-11-04). Video: Turkish Risk Investments in Local Conflicts and Prospects of Armenian Counter-offensive in Karabakh. globalresearch.ca In early November, the Azerbaijani-Turkish advance in the directions of the Lachin corridor and the town of Shusha in the Nagorno-Karabakh region slowed down. | The main factors are the fierce resistance of Armenian forces, the complicated terrain, deteriorating weather conditions …

Paul Antonopoulos (2020-11-04). Why Will Bulgaria Veto North Macedonia's EU Accession but Did Not Block Its NATO Membership? globalresearch.ca Bulgaria's veto against North Macedonia's accession into the European Union (EU) remains very likely despite initial speculations that it would not obstruct the former Yugoslav country from joining the bloc. Bulgarian Foreign Minister Ekaterina Zakharieva said that her country would …

John R. Platt (2020-11-04). Wolves to Lose Protection. globalresearch.ca A final rule to remove the iconic species from the Endangered Species Act has now been published. Read more about the science and politics of wolf conservation. | *** | As expected the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service today issued a

Joshua Cho (2020-11-04). Corporate media reverse reality by blaming BLM protesters for everything. nationofchange.org Corporate media reports were quick to blame BLM for initiating violence, portraying them as senseless rioters in an otherwise peaceful and tranquil society.

Peoples Dispatch (2020-11-04). Algerian constitutional reforms approved in low-turnout referendum. peoplesdispatch.org Only 23.7 percent of the eligible voters exercised their franchise in the referendum. The Hirak protesters whose mobilization had led to the overthrow of former president Abdelaziz Bouteflika had called for a boycott…

Guy Crittenden (2020-11-04). That Mask Is Giving You Lung Cancer. globalresearch.ca I happen to know a thing or two about masks and safety. Why? Because for 25 years I was the editor of an award-winning trade magazine called HazMat Management that covered such topics as pollution prevention and compliance with health …

Mehr News Agency (2020-11-04). NIDC indigenizes know-how for manufacturing highly-used parts. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Nov. 04 (MNA) — After the US reimpostion of sanctions against Iran, indigenizing the know-how for the manufacturing of the parts and equipment applied in different industrial sectors is one of the major strategies of Iran.

Martha Stilson (2020-11-04). The Vision of Artists Creates Beauty and Industry Damaged by Coronavirus. indybay.org Performing arts are part of our lives, and a substantial part of the economy before coronavirus.

Mehr News Agency (2020-11-04). Iran sends 8th non-oil cargo to Oman via Sirik. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Nov. 04 (MNA) — Iran has shipped the second non-oil cargo to Oman via Sirik Port in southern Hormozgan province, Governor of Sirik County said on Wednesday.

Mehr News Agency (2020-11-04). Iranian Foreign Minister arrives in Venezuela on Wednesday. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Nov. 04 (MNA) — Iranian Foreign Minister was welcomed by his Venezuelan counterpart upon his arrival in the country on Wednesday.

Mehr News Agency (2020-11-04). Russia Intl. ICT exhibition hosts Iran Knowledge-based firms. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Nov. 04 (MNA) — Some Iranian knowledge-based firms exhibited their latest achievements at the 32nd International Exhibition for Information and Communication Technology in Moscow.

Dave Id (2020-11-04). 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)…

Karen Conner (2020-11-04). PREVIEW: What the October Jobs Report Will Tell Us. cepr.net There have been some anomalies in the data that are worth tracking. With the period of rapid recovery from the shutdowns behind us, the labor market is likely looking at a long slog to get back to something resembling full employment. It clearly has lost considerable momentum now that the bulk of the CARES Act …

Mehr News Agency (2020-11-04). Bloodshed, insecurity only result of Takfiri terrorism. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Nov. 04 (MNA) — Iran's deputy foreign minister has condemned a deadly terrorist attack on Kabul University, Afghanistan, saying Takfiri terrorism has led to nothing but bloodshed and insecurity.

Mehr News Agency (2020-11-04). Baku 'highly values' Leader's remarks on Karabakh row. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Nov. 04 (MNA) — In a statement on Wednesday, Azerbaijan's Foreign Ministry appreacited the remarks of the Islamic Revolution Leader over the Karabakh conflict.

Elijah Magnier (2020-11-04). L'exercice militaire ´Lethal Arrow ª montre qu'Israà´l s'attend à ce que le Hezbollah traverse la frontière. thealtworld.com Après une semaine de

Mehr News Agency (2020-11-04). Tracklaying of Chabahar-Zahedan railway kicks off. en.mehrnews.com CHABAHAR, Nov. 04 (MNA) —In a ceremony on Wednesday in Sistan and Baluchestan, Road Minister Mohammad Eslami inaugurated the tracklaying of the Chabahar-Zahedan railway.

Sierra Club (2020-11-04). Thursday 11/5: Change Powered by People: Mobilizing for What's Next w/ Sierra Club. indybay.org Online via livestream…

Peoples Dispatch (2020-11-04). Doc-series 'Operation Venezuela' launches. peoplesdispatch.org The 10-part series called 'Operation Venezuela' launched today across The project is produced by investigative journalists, filmmakers and documentarians and will include testimonies and accounts about the events over the past several years including the numerous coup attempts, violent guarimba protests, sabotage at…

Staff (2020-11-04). While World Awaits Presidential Result, Progressive "Squad" Expands in the House. truthout.org With the world anxiously awaiting the results of a presidential race that some After two years of…

news.un (2020-11-04). UN and partners express regret over US departure from Paris climate accord. news.un.org The UN climate change secretariat, UNFCCC, has underlined its commitment to work with stakeholders in the United States and beyond, to accelerate climate action, in line with an historic treaty on limiting global warming and curbing greenhouse gas emissions.

Kerry-anne Mendoza (2020-11-04). Together we will fight back — join Team Canary now. thecanary.co We are in the fight of our lives and we're asking you to We have an incredible team of journalists working tirelessly and fearlessly, speaking truth to power and amplifying voices ignored by the mainstream media. But we cannot do this alone. Our work depends on your support. | Our goal is simple — to reach a milestone of 5,000 supporters. | If we reach this target we will no longer be running at a loss. Your subscription will secure the future employment for our current team and help us realise our plans. We intend to be an even greater force…

Staff (2020-11-04). Uber and Lyft Stocks Soar as California Overturns Protections for Gig Workers. truthout.org Californians handed a major loss to labor unions on Tuesday night in voting to pass Proposition 22, which allows companies like Uber and Lyft to continue classifying their drivers as independent contractors instead of employees. | Early in the night, the Associated Press called the measure. With 72 percent reporting, 58 percent of the people have voted to pass the proposition. | If the proposition hadn't passed, the companies would have been forced to treat their drivers as employees, which…

Kun Wang, Changshuai Wu, Jian Xu, Baohui Zhang, Xiaowang Zhang, Zhenglian Gao, Zhengyuan Xia (2020-11-04). Factors affecting the mortality of patients with COVID-19 undergoing surgery and the safety of medical staff: A systematic review and meta-analysis. thelancet.com COVID-19 patients, in particular those with severe respiratory complications, may have high postoperative mortality. Medical staff in close contact with infected patients is suggested to take high level personal protective equipment (PPE).

imperial.ac.uk (2020-11-04). Robin Shattock says 'we could be living with COVID-19 for years to come'. imperial.ac.uk Imperial's COVID-19 vaccine lead, Professor Robin Shattock, has told MPs we could be living with the virus for years to come.

Sierra Club (2020-11-04). Friday 11/13: Green Friday: Extinction Rebellion "The Coming Extinction and What to do about it" indybay.org online…

Dean Baker (2020-11-04). As We Wait to Figure Out Who We Elected, New York Times Feeds Us Pablum on Our Social Problems. cepr.net In its efforts to provide us exactly what we don't need now, the New York Times gave us an utterly pointless piece by Yuval Levin telling us that we shouldn't worry about national politics and instead focus on helping our neighbors and communities. This paragraph tells it all: "More often, though, our deepest problems aren't …

Graham Peebles (2020-11-04). Saving our planet is our responsibility. nationofchange.org If, and it's a large ominous if, humanity is to reverse the damage, education and widespread environmental/social responsibility are essential.

_____ (2020-11-04). Oregon Becomes First State To Decriminalize Small Possession Of All Drugs. popularresistance.org Voters in Oregon approved 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. | Now that Measure 110 has passed with nearly 59 percent of the vote, racial disparities in drug arrests are expected to drop by an astounding 94 percent, according to an analysis by the Oregon Criminal Justice Commission, a state agency.

Cynthia Chung (2020-11-04). Wild Conspiracy Theory? The Truth Behind the Biggest Threat to the 'War on Terror' Narrative. globalresearch.ca "If you must break the law, do it to seize power: in all other cases observe it." — Julius Caesar | The illegal invasion of Libya, in which Britain was complicit and a British House of Commons Foreign Affairs Committee's

Shawgi Tell (2020-11-04). Charter School Disinformation About "Choice" dissidentvoice.org Perhaps no other word is more central to charter school discourse than the word "choice." "Choice" is not only a central concept in charter school discourse but a persistent source of disinformation. Disinformation refers to the deliberate hiding of the real context and relations of things so as to disorient people and cause them to …

Mehr News Agency (2020-11-04). Gen. Soleimani assassinators responsible for all "insecurity" en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Nov. 04 (MNA) — The Ambassador of Iran in Azerbaijan asserted that the responsibility for the insecurity of Kabul and Vienna lies with the perpetrators of the cowardly assassination of Lt. Gen. Soleimani, who fought bravely against ISIL.

Mehr News Agency (2020-11-04). IRGC unveils new smart ballistic missile launcher. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Nov. 04 (MNA) — IRGC Aerospace Force unveiled a new long-range ballistic missile launcher that is capable of launching consecutive rockets.

Dr. Robert Rennebohm (2020-11-04). A Little Recognized and Most Pervasive Form of Racism: The Economic Model of "Global Capitalism" globalresearch.ca According to "racist thinking", certain groups of people innately have inferior characteristics that make them undesirable, unworthy, and dispensable. The purveyors of racist views believe they, in contrast, are superior, exceptionally worthy, and indispensable. | There is a virtually unrecognized form …

Sue Coe (2020-11-04). A Billboard Grows in Brooklyn. thenation.com A Billboard Grows in Brooklyn…

_____ (2020-11-04). Graduate Workers Condemn Saturday Police Escalation. popularresistance.org In a Sunday statement, Northwestern University Graduate Workers condemned the police escalation — including the pepper-spraying and shoving student protestors — at Saturday's NU Community Not Cops protest. | At least two participating NUGW members were pepper-sprayed, the group wrote, during the 20th straight day of demonstrations demanding that NU divest from law enforcement. | "Last night proved once again that it is heavily armed, militarized police who create and escalate violence," NUGW wrote.

San Francisco Food Not Bombs (2020-11-04). San Francisco Empty and Abandoned Buildings (3rd Quarter, 2020). indybay.org SF Food Not Bombs has updated the San Francisco Department of Building Inspection's list of empty and abandoned buildings through September, 2020 on this webpage: sffnb.org/list-of-san-francisco-empty-an….

imperial.ac.uk (2020-11-04). J-IDEA symposium: Tony Blair on the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic. imperial.ac.uk Former Prime Minister Tony Blair said that the coronavirus pandemic could accelerate social inequality and the wealth gap.

Anthony Cartalucci (2020-11-04). US-funded Thai Protests: iLaw. thealtworld.com iLaw is a US government-funded front petitioning the Thai government to have the entire Thai constitution rewritten and rewritten in such a way as to make it easier for US-backed opposition parties to get into power. | I cover iLaw's US government funding and why it seeks to change Thailand's constitution and how it threatens Thai-Chinese relations and ultimately Thailand's economic future. | landdestroyer.blogspot.com/2020/11/us-fu… | References: | Bangkok Post — Three parties want to rewrite charter: | _____ (2020-11-04). Is Adam Schiff an Anti-Semite? strategic-culture.org Is Adam Schiff an anti-Semite? | On its face, the question seems absurd. Not only is Schiff himself Jewish, but, as far as anyone knows, he's never uttered an unkind word in his life about Jews as a nation, religion, or ethnic group. So he seems to get a clean bill of health. Yet when it comes to Russia, his thinking hews so closely to the classic anti-Semitic model that one hesitates to let him off the hook. | Basically, Schiff obsesses about the Kremlin the way people used to obsess about a mythical entity known as the elders of Zion. According to the notorious czarist forgery known as the "secret protocols," t…

Mehr News Agency (2020-11-04). Bosnia & Herzegovina eyes developing parl. ties with Iran. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Nov. 04 (MNA) — First Deputy Speaker of the House of Representatives of the Parliamentary Assembly of Bosnia and Herzegovina emphasized the need for the expansion of parliamentary ties with the Islamic Republic of Iran.

commondreams (2020-11-04). Progressive Organizations Hold Pro-Democracy "#CountEveryVote" Events Across the Nation. commondreams.org ______________________________…

Megan Sherman (2020-11-04). 5G's Assault on Civil Rights: Let's Not Forfeit Local Power being Trapped into Surveillance. globalresearch.ca Having conquered, colonised and regimented cyberspace and its flow of data, driven away from us and in to orbit in secret stores, telecommunications companies are now looking to occupy public infrastructure with their next generation data network 5G. | Because 5G …

Save Social Security, the Planet, Humanity (2020-11-04). Wednesday 11/4: S.F. Protect Vote Rally. indybay.org Market & Steuart, San Francisco, near Embarcadero BART station.

Ken Klippenstein (2020-11-04). Homeland Security Thinks Everything Looks Like Terrorism. thenation.com Homeland Security Thinks Everything Looks Like Terrorism…

_____ (2020-11-04). Canadian Military Wants To Use Propaganda, Other Techniques Domestically. popularresistance.org The Canadian Forces wants to establish a new organization that will use propaganda and other techniques to try to influence the attitudes, beliefs and behaviours of Canadians, according to documents obtained by this newspaper. | The plan comes on the heels of the Canadian Forces spending more than $1 million to train public affairs officers on behaviour modification techniques of the same sort used by the parent firm of Cambridge Analytica, as well as a controversial and bizarre propaganda training mission in which the military forged letters from the Nova Scotia government to warn the public that wolves were wan…

Ben Chacko (2020-11-04). 'Corbyn as Much a Racist as Nelson Mandela,' Former ANC MP Andrew Feinstein Tells Online Rally. globalresearch.ca Jeremy Corbyn "is as much a racist or anti-semite as my former boss Nelson Mandela" and must be restored to membership of the Labour Party, former South African MP Andrew Feinstein told a rally in defence of the ex-Labour leader …

_____ (2020-11-04). 'It's A Beautiful Thing To Be Able To Feed Your Community'. popularresistance.org A little over a year ago Abrianni Perry, a 28-year-old transplant from Houston, came to Cooperation Jackson to learn about cooperatives from people who've been doing it for decades. She's been happily plunging her hands into the rich West Jackson, Mississippi ever since. | "It's a beautiful thing to be able to feed your community, especially in a food desert," she says as she works the seven acres of the Fannie Lou Hamer Community Land Trust's Freedom Farm in anticipation of the fall growing season. "The dirt is soft, and when it's wet I feel like a little kid making mud pies.

Brian Shilhavy (2020-11-04). Unprecedented Move: The CDC Stops Tracking Influenza for 2020-21 Flu Season. globalresearch.ca I have been covering the fraud that happens every year with how the CDC tracks incidents and deaths due to the annual influenza for almost a decade now. | The numbers used each year to scare the public into getting the …

news.un (2020-11-04). UN brings Cyprus leaders together, mulling future talks on divided island. news.un.org The leaders of the divided island of Cyprus have met in the capital Nicosia, in an encounter convened by the United Nations, the Secretary-General's Good Offices Mission in Cyprus said on Tuesday.

_____ (2020-11-04). Capitalism's Worst Nightmare. popularresistance.org On this week's show, Prof. Wolff explores what major social changes will flow from today's combination of major economic crash and the viral pandemic (capitalism's worst nightmare). To answer, we consider how European feudalism changed after its 14th century combination of economic decline and the bubonic plague. The two big changes then were (1) switching from a decentralized to a strong state, monarchical feudalism and (2) transition from feudalism to capitalism. The two big parallel changes now are…

commondreams (2020-11-04). Ballot Intimidation in Michigan is Dangerous, Unlawful. commondreams.org ______________________________…

Solnit (2020-11-04). '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.

Maria Margaronis (2020-11-04). A Walk in the Woods During a Season of Uncertainty. thenation.com A Walk in the Woods During a Season of Uncertainty…

Sabrina Imbler (2020-11-04). Save the Whale, Save Ourselves. thenation.com Save the Whale, Save Ourselves…

news.un (2020-11-04). Protecting citizens from COVID while granting refugee access, can be done: UNHCR. news.un.org It is possible for countries to both protect public health and "ensure access" for vulnerable people forced to flee their homes, the UN refugee agency (UNHCR) said on Wednesday.

news.un (2020-11-04). Libyan sides agree plan on implementing ceasefire deal. news.un.org Military officers from Libya's warring parties have agreed practical steps towards implementing a ceasefire agreement, following the signing of an historic accord in Geneva last month, the UN mission in the country, UNSMIL, has reported.

Mehr News Agency (2020-11-04). Global Arrogance aims to engage Muslims against each other. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Nov. 04 (MNA) — The Commander of the Islamic Republic of Iran Air Force (IRIAF) said engaging Muslims against one another and sowing seeds of discord among Muslims is the main objective of the Global Arrogance.

Jessica Corbett, staff writer (2020-11-04). While World Awaits Presidential Result, Progressive 'Squad' Expands in the House. commondreams.org The four congresswomen are joined by Jamaal Bowman and Mondaire Jones, both of New York, along with Missouri's Cori Bush and Marie Newman in Illinois. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Mehr News Agency (2020-11-04). Iranian prisoners in Georgia repatriated to Islamic Republic. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Nov. 04 (MNA) — Georgia handed over 6 Iranian prisoners to the Islamic Republic on Wednesday due to the efforts made by the Iranian Embassy in Tbilisi.

Mehr News Agency (2020-11-04). Leader pardons, commutes prison terms of 3,780 convicts. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Nov. 04 (MNA) — Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei has pardoned or commuted the sentences of a large number of Iranian prisoners.

Carla Stea (2020-11-04). COVID-19 Tracing Methods: United Nations Special Rapporteur Warns of Danger of "Intrusive Surveillance" globalresearch.ca On October 29, 2020, Joseph Cannataci, the UN Special Rapporteur on the Right to Privacy delivered an address to the General Assembly warning that "Widespread use of contact tracing technology to fight the Covid-19 pandemic has led to almost incessant …

Lynda Carson (2020-11-04). Gayle McLaughlin for Richmond City Council. indybay.org Photo of Gayle McLaughlin…

Mehr News Agency (2020-11-04). Coronavirus infects 8,452, kills 419 in Iran in 24 hours. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Nov. 04 (MNA) — The daily count of COVID-19 infections in Iran reached 8,452 on Wednesday, bringing the total cases to 646,164, according to the Health Ministry.

Mehr News Agency (2020-11-04). Terrorist attack at Kabul University. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Nov. 04 (MNA) — ISIL, the Zionist-backed terrorist group has announced in a statement on social media that it takes responsibility for the attack on Kabul University which claimed the lives of 35 and wounded 50 people.

Robert P. Alvarez (2020-11-04). Tax the Rich. School the Children. Pay the Teachers. counterpunch.org Olivia Pace worked in early childhood education. She loved her job. She loved her kids. Then Covid-19 hit and she was laid off. "I've worked in childcare since I was 15 — since I was a child myself," said Pace, who lives in Oregon's Multnomah County, the metro area around Portland. Preschool workers like Pace

_____ (2020-11-04). Record Number Of Children Infected With COVID-19. popularresistance.org More than 61,000 children in the U.S. were diagnosed with Covid-19 last week — more than in any other week during the pandemic, the American Academy of Pediatrics and the Children's Hospital Association reported Monday. | In all, 853,635 children have been diagnosed with the virus this year, representing 11.1 percent of all U.S. cases. The percentage of pediatric cases has risen steadily since mid-April, when children accounted for just 2 percent of Covid-19 cases in the country. | "This is a stark reminder of the impact this pandemic is having on everyone…

Mehr News Agency (2020-11-04). Iranian envoy pays tribute to victims of Kabul terror attack. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Nov. 04 (MNA) — Ambassador of the Islamic Republic of Iran to France paid tribute to the victims of the brutal terrorist attack at Kabul University.

Mehr News Agency (2020-11-04). Sidelines of cabinet session on Wednesday. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Nov. 04 (MNA) — On the sideline of Iran's Cabinet session on Wednesday, some of the ministers answered a number of questions raised by reporters.

Staff (2020-11-04). Florida Voters Overwhelmingly Pass Measure to Raise Minimum Wage to $15 Per Hour. truthout.org Voters in Florida overwhelmingly voted in favor of an amendment to the state's constitution that would raise the minimum wage incrementally to $15 per hour within the next six years. | With every precinct in Florida reporting its results on Wednesday morning, 61 percent of voters (of the

Wollman Productions (2020-11-04). Video: The Plot Against the President. globalresearch.ca In the 2020 documentary film, The Plot Against the President, filmmaker Amanda Milius examines the conspiracy to sabotage President Donald Trump. | "The true story of how Congressman Devin Nunes uncovered the operation to bring down the President of the …

Olivia Rosane (2020-11-04). US leads the world in plastic pollution, new study finds. nationofchange.org "The U.S. has a relatively robust waste infrastructure, yet an estimated five times as much plastic pollution entered the oceans in 2016 than in 2010."

QuickTestNow (2020-11-04). IMD Path and Quick Test Now Launch Antioch COVID Testing Site. indybay.org IMD Path and Quick Test Now launch a COVID testing site in Antioch, California.

commondreams (2020-11-04). The World Deserves A Fighting Chance. commondreams.org ______________________________…

imperial.ac.uk (2020-11-04). College funds support Imperial community throughout the pandemic. imperial.ac.uk In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the College has expanded and extended the hardship fund available to its staff and student community.

Elijah Magnier (2020-11-04). Israel's "Lethal Arrow" military exercise anticipates Hezbollah will its cross-borders. thealtworld.com After a week of In these large-scale exercises, Israel has acknowledged, for the first time…

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.

teleSUR (2020-11-03). US Elections: Most Expensive Elections in History. telesurenglish.net The United States election taking place this year will be the most expensive in history, with costs exceeding 14 billion dollars, according to experts from the Center for Responsive Politics. | RELATED: | The Center previously estimated the election would reach nearly $11 billion in total spending. But an extraordinary influx of political donations in the final months — driven by a Supreme Court battle and closely…

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.

Staff (2020-11-03). Federal Judge Orders USPS to Sweep Facilities for Ballots in Key Election States. truthout.org A federal judge ordered the United States Postal Service (USPS) on Tuesday to "sweep" its facilities for any remaining ballots to make sure that all ballots are delivered by election deadlines. U.S. District Judge Emmet Sullivan in Washington, D.C., ordered that USPS staff must "ensure that no ballots have been held up and that any …

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.

Mehr News Agency (2020-11-03). US National Guard on alert as unrest looms. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Nov. 03 (MNA) — As the fear of violent unrest after the US Presidential election increases, some states have called on the National Guard to be prepared to face threats.

news.un (2020-11-03). Belarus targets women human rights defenders after disputed August elections. news.un.org Independent UN experts criticized Belarus on Tuesday for persecuting women human rights defenders, who have been involved in the mass protests underway in the country since August's controversial presidential election.

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

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).

Anand Naidoo (2020-11-03). The Heat: U.S. election preview. america.cgtn.com We are hours away. Americans will decide between re-electing Donald Trump or selecting Joe Biden president.

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…

Mehr News Agency (2020-11-03). VIDEO: US businesses bracing for unrest. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Nov. 03 (MNA) — Shop-owners in cities across the United States are boarding up windows as they brace for unrest following the US election.

Umar A Farooq (2020-11-03). US elections 2020: Fearing post-election violence, Washington boards itself up. middleeasteye.net US elections 2020: Fearing post-election violence, Washington boards itself up | Store owners are taking unprecedented measures to guard against election-related violence | Tue, 11/03/2020 – 21: 59 | Across Washington, businesses, restaurants and stores are boarding up in anticipation of a contentious election day (MEE/Umar Farooq) | Plywood is being used to board up windows and storefronts across…

commondreams (2020-11-03). Election Day Media Briefings with Common Cause. commondreams.org ______________________________…

sputniknews (2020-11-03). People Gather in Front of White House During US Presidential Election Day. sputniknews.com More than 96 million early votes have already been cast, which represents almost 70% of the 2016 total, according to the US Elections Project. Nearly 60 million of the early votes have been cast by mail, which is about twice the total number of ballots mailed in four years ago.

Philip Giraldi (2020-11-03). Israel Wins U.S. Election. globalresearch.ca 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 …

Peoples Dispatch (2020-11-03). US Elections: The essential numbers. peoplesdispatch.org The US elections that are being held today are not only about who becomes the next president but who also controls the Houses of Congress. Equally significant is the question of whether results will come out on time. We look at the key numbers in question. | To understand the basic issues in this election, we talked to Ben Becker of BreakThrough News. Do watch the interview at www.youtube.com/watch?v=BeVIbT4KcEU

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 . . . |

Monica Moorehead (2020-11-03). No matter the election outcome, only fightback will stop 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 . . . |

Thom Hartmann (2020-11-03). This Election Proves the Need for a Right to Vote. commondreams.org America needs a 28th Amendment that establishes an absolute right to vote for all citizens who've achieved the age of majority. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Jon Queally, staff writer (2020-11-03). You Mean 'Publicly Complicit,' Says AOC Over GOP Being 'Publicly Silent' About Trump Election Threats. commondreams.org "This is exactly the problem," added Rep. Pramila Jayapal. "Republicans who are silent are enabling all this behavior and we will not forget that." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

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

Julia Conley, staff writer (2020-11-03). Greta Thunberg Tells US Voters on Election Day Their Choice 'Will Affect Countless Generations to Come'. commondreams.org Climate action leader Greta Thunberg on Tuesday called on American voters to consider the impact the general election outcome will have on the entire planet, as they choose between President Donald Trump and Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden as well as casting votes in down-ballot races. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

_____ (2020-11-03). Talk Of Another Pink Tide. popularresistance.org The election of Luis Arce in Bolivia last month has been much celebrated in circles where people of humane good will gather. This is as it should be: Arce was economics and finance minister in the socialist government of Evo Morales and was the violently deposed president's chosen successor to lead his Movimiento al Socialismo, MAS. | Arce's victory, by a thumping 52-percent to 31-percent, reversed one of the bolder and nastier of the many right-wing coups in Latin America the U.S. has led, cultivated, fomented, instigated, what-have-you since the early decades of the last century.

WSWS (2020-11-03). The socialist perspective in the 2020 US elections. wsws.org Historians will look back at the 2020 elections as both a continuation and a new stage in the protracted crisis of American democracy.

Jessica Corbett, staff writer (2020-11-03). 'Haul Louis DeJoy in Front of a Criminal Grand Jury': Outrage After Postal Service Misses Court-Ordered Election Day Deadline. commondreams.org "It's how we all thought they would do it. It's what they said they wouldn't do. And it's exactly what they are doing." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

sputniknews (2020-11-03). US Cyber Command, NSA Undertook Ops Against Iran Prior to US Election – Report. sputniknews.com The head of US Cyber Command (CYBERCOM) and the National Security Agency (NSA) told reporters Tuesday the US had carried out cyber ops against Iran to ensure it did not interfere with the US elections.

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

People's World Election Night Watch Party (2020-11-03). People's World Election Night Watch Party. peoplesworld.org People's World is hosting an Election Night watch party beginning at 8 p.m. Eastern, 7 p.m. Central, 6 p.m. Mountain, and 5 p.m. Pacific. Watch the results when they come in as panelists offer analysis of the election. Register in advance to receive a confirmation email containing information about joining. The day after: The …

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…

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.

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US elections 2020: Joe Biden 'on track to win', campaign manager says
Ali Harb | middleeasteye.net | 2020-11-04
US elections 2020: Joe Biden 'on track to win', campaign manager says | Biden campaign says Democratic candidate will be 'the next president of the United States' | Ali Harb | Wed, 11/04/2020 – 15: 50 | Biden should win key swing states Michigan, Wisconsin and Pennsylvania, his campaign said (AFP/File photo) | Joe Biden's campaign all but declared victory in the US presidential election on Wednesday, saying the former vice-…
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The Day After
Jack Rasmus | counterpunch.org | 2020-11-04
In my article last week, 'Why the Record Vote Turnout May Not Matter', I predicted the election via electoral college would look very much like 2016: the 3 swing states (PA, MI, WI) would determine the outcome again, and maybe one other state could flip (either Arizona or, less likely, North Carolina). I predicted, as…
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US elections 2020: Trump falsely claims 'we won' despite key results still to come
Umar A Farooq | middleeasteye.net | 2020-11-04
US elections 2020: Trump falsely claims 'we won' despite key results still to come | Outcome in the balance, with decisive results from Pennsylvania and other states not expected for days | Umar A Farooq | Wed, 11/04/2020 – 07: 15 | Major swing states – including Pennsylvania, Wisconsin, Michigan and Arizona – were too close to call early on Wednesday (Reuters) | US President Donald Trump appeared to claim victory…
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Trump Claims Victory and Decries Fraud Without Any Basis
telesurenglish.net | 2020-11-04
In the early hours of Wednesday, US President Donald Trump declared himself the winner of the elections held on Nov. 3, although millions of votes have not yet been counted. | RELATED: | US Elections: Most Expensive Elections in History | "We won, we won by a lot," Trump said, adding that "we are preparing for a great celebration, we are preparing to celebrate the results that are being phenomenal." | Continuing with the strategy he has used throughout his campaign, the Republican candid…
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US elections 2020: Rashida Tlaib and Ilhan Omar win re-election
Ali Harb | middleeasteye.net | 2020-11-04
US elections 2020: Rashida Tlaib and Ilhan Omar win re-election | Tlaib says Covid-19 relief will be her top priority during second term in Congress and vows to continue pushing for Palestinian human rights | Ali Harb | Wed, 11/04/2020 – 04: 13 | The Republican opponents of Tlaib and Omar had raised staggering amounts of money despite the non-competitive nature of races (AFP/File photo) | Muslim-American Congresswomen Rashi…
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VIDEO: Iranian envoy submits credentials to Yemeni official
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2020-11-04
TEHRAN, Nov. 04 (MNA) — Iran's new ambassador to Yemen Hassan Irloo submitted a copy of his credentials to the Chairman of Yemen's Supreme Political Council Mahdi al-Mashat on Wednesday.
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Iran's newly-appointed envoy to Yemen submits credentials
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2020-11-04
SANA'A, Nov. 05 (MNA) — Iran's newly-appointed ambassador to Yemen Hassan Irloo submitted a copy of his credentials to the Chairman of Yemen's Supreme Political Council Mahdi al-Mashat on Wednesday.
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These states could decide US presidential election
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2020-11-04
TEHRAN, Nov. 04 (MNA) — The US presidential election will be decided by about a dozen states that could swing to either President Donald Trump, a Republican, or his Democratic challenger Joe Biden.
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Berlin concerned about 'explosive' situation in US
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2020-11-04
TEHRAN, Nov. 04 (MNA) — A high ranking official with the German government has assessed the situation in the United States following the Presidential election as 'explosive'.
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UK-US relationship will go from 'strength to strength': UK FM
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2020-11-04
TEHRAN, Nov. 04 (MNA) — UK Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab the UK's relationship with the United States will go from "strength to strength" whatever the outcome of the election.
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Trump questions accuracy of US election results
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2020-11-04
TEHRAN, Nov. 04 (MNA) — Donald Trump questioned the accuracy of the US election results and the counting process on Wednesday.
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Democrats Make 'Critical Mistake' Grouping Diverse Latinos into 'Amorphous' Voting Bloc – Activist
sputniknews.com | 2020-11-04
Rosa Clemente, American community organizer and independent journalist, joined Radio Sputnik's Political Misfits Wednesday to discuss the role of Latino voters in the US elections and how it's time to retire the notion that one can slot an enormous and diverse group of people into one category for pollsters' demographic breakdowns.
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US elections 2020: Joe Biden 'on track to win,' campaign manager says
Ali Harb | middleeasteye.net | 2020-11-04
US elections 2020: Joe Biden 'on track to win,' campaign manager says | Biden campaign manager says Democratic candidate has 'clear path to victory' after nail biting race | Ali Harb | Wed, 11/04/2020 – 15: 50 | Joe Biden's campaign all but declared victory in the US presidential election on Wednesday, saying the former vice president has a "clear path" to an electoral college majority that will become more apparent during…
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'It's Just a Slaughter': Montana Goes From Purple to Deep Red
Gwen Florio | thenation.com | 2020-11-04
'It's Just a Slaughter': Montana Goes From Purple to Deep Red…
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California Chooses Criminal Justice Reform
Sasha Abramsky | thenation.com | 2020-11-04
California Chooses Criminal Justice Reform…
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Election Too Close to Call: Biden Underperforms & Trump Stokes Chaos, Claiming False Victory
Staff | democracynow.org | 2020-11-04
President Trump has prematurely declared victory and falsely accused Democrats of "major fraud," even as millions of ballots continue to be counted across the United States amid an unprecedented wave of mail-in ballots widely believed to favor Democratic challenger Joe Biden. The two campaigns appear neck and neck in several battleground states key to winning the White House, but early results suggest Democrats performed worse than they had hoped, setting up a potential legal fight over uncounted ballots reminiscent of the 2000 election. We spend the hour discussing the results and what comes next, with Ben Jealo…
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Socialist candidate makes great gains in Geelong
Kathy Fairfax | greenleft.org.au | 2020-11-04
Provisional results declared in the Greater Geelong City Council election place Socialist Alliance member Sarah Hathway at 15.81% of first preference votes, writes Sue Bull.
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Socialist candidate makes great gains in Geelong
Kathy Fairfax | greenleft.org.au | 2020-11-04
Provisional results declared in the Greater Geelong City Council election place Socialist Alliance member Sarah Hathway at 15.81% of first preference votes in Windermere Ward with 25.81% after distribution of preferences.
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Indigenous nations in Oklahoma win Supreme Court ruling
Gloria Rubac | workers.org | 2020-11-04
A surprisingly progressive Supreme Court decision found that over one-third of Oklahoma still falls into "Indian Country" under federal law for the Muscogee Creek Tribe and other Oklahoma tribes. The court ruled July 9 in McGirt v. Oklahoma that under treaties dating back two centuries, much of eastern Oklahoma is . . . | Continue reading Indigenous nations in Oklahoma win Supreme Court ruling at Workers.org
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How Will the U.S. Election Change the Mideast?
Editor | scheerpost.com | 2020-11-04
By Juan Cole / Informed Comment If Joe Biden wins the presidency and the Democrats sweep to power in both houses of Congress, it will have a huge impact on domestic policies, on everything from health care to workers' rights to green energy. But the impact on foreign policy would be equally significant. The biggest foreign loser in such a sea change will be Saudi Arabia. Saudi Arabia is a country… | Source…
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Count Every Ballot, Ignore Trump's Attempts to Undermine Election
commondreams.org | 2020-11-04
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Saturday 11/7: Stop Trump's Attempt to Steal the Elections & Violently Impose a Fascist America on World
Rita Akayama | indybay.org | 2020-11-04
Embarcadero Plaza…
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Thursday 11/5: #Count Every Vote: Post-Election Briefing w/ Planned Parenthood
Planned Parenthood | indybay.org | 2020-11-04
Online event…
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The Day After Election Protest "Count Every Ballot" In Oakland
Labor Video Project | indybay.org | 2020-11-04
Hundreds of people in Oakland rallied at Oscar Grant Plaza to demand that every ballot be counted.
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Steal this election – Trump falsely claims he won the election
Lynda Carson | indybay.org | 2020-11-04
November 3, 2020 Election That The Impeached President Donald J. Trump Falsely Claimed That He Won!
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Heat Special U.S. Election Night Preview
Anand Naidoo | america.cgtn.com | 2020-11-04
Our special show leading up to the 2020 U.S. election took an in-depth look at American domestic and foreign policy. In the first half of the show, Mike Walter discussed key domestic issues such as the pandemic, the economy and racial justice with: Ted Harvey: …
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Top 6 Progressive Victories on Election Day — Whatever Happens
Juan Cole | zcomm.org | 2020-11-04
It is worthwhile tallying up the progressive victories at other levels of the election…
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The Day After: US 2020 Election Update & Political Predictions
Jack Rasmus | zcomm.org | 2020-11-04
The 2020 election has heralded in a new decade where fundamental changes domestically and internationally will now accelerate…
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The Battle Will Come After the Voting is Over
Nick Licata | zcomm.org | 2020-11-04
"Indeed, you won the elections, but I won the count." — Nicaraguan dictator Anastasio Somoza (1896–1956)…
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Election Day Mayhem Began Two Years Ago With Massive Voter Purges
Staff | truthout.org | 2020-11-04
You didn't hear this in the cable TV chatter: In the two years leading up to this election, Georgia's GOP secretary of state quietly wiped away the voter registrations of 198,351 voters — based on false information. | Call it "The Great Purge" — overwhelmingly wiping away the voting rights of young voters and voters of color. In other words, voters who might be more likely to vote blue. | I'm not guessing the number of wrongly purged voters. I directed a team of experts that identified each…
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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 | 2020-11-04
Online event…
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US election has minor effect on West Asian policy
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2020-11-04
TEHRAN, Nov. 04 (MNA) — An American scholar believes that the US election has a minor effect on West Asian policy and major implications for domestic unrest.
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Bolivia: the Pro-Santa Cruz Civic Committee Calls for Strike
telesurenglish.net | 2020-11-04
The Pro-Santa Cruz Civic Committee (PSCC) has announced a strike starting on Thursday in protest over the results of the general elections held on October 18. | RELATED: | Bolivia: Santa Cruz Pro-Coup Gangs Terrorize Residents | The PSCC president Romulo Calvo made the announcement after an agreement reached in a meeting held by the extended board of directors of the Committee on November 3. | The civic strike is set to begin in the eastern sector of Chiquitano, extending throughout Sa…
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America Voted for the Worst Possible Result
_____ | strategic-culture.org | 2020-11-04
If one cares about the stability of the United States then they should have been wishing for a decisive victory in yesterday's election. A decisive victory for whom you ask? Perhaps in the long run that could be relevant, but in the short term it really doesn't matter at all, the main thing is that someone needs to walk away as the undisputed champion for the sake of America. | Not only has the United States had a very solid track record of stability due to having the best possible geopolitical location on the planet, but also in part thanks to the wisdom of those within the two-party system to value said stabili…
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Canada ready to help its citizens in possible US unrests
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2020-11-04
TEHRAN, Nov. 04 (MNA) — Candian Deputy Prime Minister expressed the country's readiness to help its citizens living south of the border if there's trouble in the United States after election day, Global News reported.
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Thursday 11/5: LGBTQIA+ Leaders: Where Do We Go from Here? Post-Election Discussion
Commonwealth Club | indybay.org | 2020-11-04
Online event…
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Future of US constitutional democracy at risk as never before
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2020-11-04
TEHRAN, Nov. 04 (MNA) — Stating that the US is on the edge of political unrest and riots, Richard Falk emphasized that American foreign policy toward the Middle East will not significantly change, regardless of who wins the presidential election.
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Stock Market Indicator in US Presidential Elections
Stephen Lendman | globalresearch.ca | 2020-11-04
Since 1928, rising stock market valuations favored incumbent US presidents 86% of the time, according to Bloomberg News. Results this year are mixed. | Investment strategist Sam Stovall noted that in US presidential election years since 1944, rising equity prices from …
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The U.S. Empire Is a Smiley-Faced Serial Killer
_____ | strategic-culture.org | 2020-11-04
Caitlin JOHNSTONE | 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'…
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Count all the votes! The struggle has just begun
Editor | workers.org | 2020-11-04
Wednesday, Nov. 4 As of this writing it's unclear who won the U.S. presidential election. Ballots are still being counted in several "battleground" states. Trump prematurely and illegitimately declared victory early this morning, and will likely challenge a Biden victory by attempting to suppress votes not yet counted. He has . . . | Continue reading Count all the votes! The struggle has just begun at Workers.org
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US presidential election country's internal affair: China
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2020-11-04
TEHRAN, Nov. 04 (MNA) — Chinese Foreign Ministry Spokesperson said that the US presidential election is the country's internal affair.
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"He Doesn't Decide… We the People Do": Trump Denounced for False Election Night Claim of Victory
Jon Queally, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2020-11-04
"We must count every vote, and prepare for what's coming," warned one progressive activist. "This is a crucial moment to defend democracy from fascism at home." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
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Bay Area Voter Rights & Election Defense: The NLG's Three Legal Hotlines
NLG-SF | indybay.org | 2020-11-04
Election day is here! We will be sending out alerts every day this week with various resources and other announcements associated with voter and election defense. Please be sure to share out these resources to your communities and beyond.
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Union leaders say, 'Count every vote,' as members go marching and more
Mark Gruenberg | peoplesworld.org | 2020-11-04
PROTECT THE RESULTS — FIND AN EVENT NEAR YOU When it comes to workers' reaction to the outcome of the 2020 election, where you stand seems to depend on where you sit. If you're a national union leader, such as AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka, Communications Workers President Chris Shelton, Teachers President Randi Weingarten—beforehand—and Office and …
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Live 2020 Elections Update: Biden to Take Wisconsin
telesurenglish.net | 2020-11-04
CNN projects Biden wins Michigan; Trump sues to halt Michigan vote count: | According to CNN, Joe Biden his projected to win the state of Micigan, winning its 16 electoral votes and narrowing Trump's path to victory. With this most recent projection, Biden, who leads Michigan by just over 1%, or less than 70,000 votes, now accrues 264 electoral collge votes, whereas Trump has secured 214 of these votes. The candidates need at least 270 to win the presidency. | CNN projects Biden has won #Michigan, winning its 16 electoral v…
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Tuesday 11/3: Election Protection Updates and Multi-faith Pray, Meditation, & Reflection w/ PPC
Poor People's Campaign | indybay.org | 2020-11-04
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US elections 2020: Anti-Muslim conspiracy theorist wins seat in Congress
Umar A Farooq | middleeasteye.net | 2020-11-04
US elections 2020: Anti-Muslim conspiracy theorist wins seat in Congress | Marjorie Taylor Greene becomes first official to serve in US Congress who openly supports QAnon far-right conspiracy | Umar A Farooq | Wed, 11/04/2020 – 17: 56 | FBI labelled QAnon a domestic terror threat in 2019 (Reuters/File photo) | Anti-Muslim candidate Marjorie Taylor Greene is the first supporter of the far-right QAnon conspiracy the…
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Thursday 11/5: Post-Election Message to the Nation by Poor People's Campaign
Poor People's Campaign | indybay.org | 2020-11-04
Online via livestream…
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A Bumpy Night in Berks County, Pennsylvania
D.D. Guttenplan | thenation.com | 2020-11-04
A Bumpy Night in Berks County, Pennsylvania…
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Biden Underperforms and Trump Stokes Chaos by Claiming False Victory
Staff | truthout.org | 2020-11-04
President Trump has prematurely declared victory and falsely accused Democrats of "major fraud," even as millions of ballots continue to be counted across the United States amid an unprecedented wave of mail-in ballots widely believed to favor Democratic challenger Joe Biden. The two campaigns appear neck and neck in several battleground states key to winning the White House, but early results suggest Democrats performed worse than they had hoped, setting up a potential legal fight over uncounted ballot…
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Biden campaign slams Trump 'outrageous' victory claim
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2020-11-04
TEHRAN, Nov. 04 (MNA) — The Biden campaign has blasted President Trump's "outrageous" comments in which he claimed victory in the presidential race.
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Amazon Bans Book Exposing US COVID-19 Chaos
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2020-11-04
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 book is "Capitalism on a Ventilator: The Impact of COVID-19 in China & the U.S." This anthology of 55 articles by a broad range of social justice authors discuss the importance of free health care, social distancing, testing, protective equipment, education and social mobilizat…
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Ecosocialism: An Alternative To Global Capitalism
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2020-11-04
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. | As a result, they have sought to develop an ecosocialism, ecoMarxism or ecological Marxism. | Robert Albritton in Eco-Socialism for Now and the Future: Practical Utopias and Rational Action states that the earliest use of the term of the term ecosocialism he uncovered appeared in a pamphlet titled Eco-Socialism in a Nutshell, published in England by the…
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The US is doing its best to lock out China from Latin America and the Caribbean
Vijay Prashad | peoplesdispatch.org | 2020-11-04
Vijay Prashad writes on how the US has meddled in trade relations between China and El Salvador, while promoting its own private investment initiatives…
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Why Will Bulgaria Veto North Macedonia's EU Accession but Did Not Block Its NATO Membership?
Paul Antonopoulos | globalresearch.ca | 2020-11-04
Bulgaria's veto against North Macedonia's accession into the European Union (EU) remains very likely despite initial speculations that it would not obstruct the former Yugoslav country from joining the bloc. Bulgarian Foreign Minister Ekaterina Zakharieva said that her country would …
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Ending Regime Change — in Bolivia and the World
_____ | strategic-culture.org | 2020-11-04
Medea BENJAMIN | Less than a year after the United States and the U.S.-backed Organization of American States (OAS) supported a violent military coup to overthrow the government of Bolivia, the Bolivian people have reelected the Movement for Socialism (MAS) and restored it to power. | In the long history…
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"They Tried to Freeze Me to Death": Torture and Resistance in Israeli Prisons
Mohammad al-Deirawi and Ramzy Baroud | dissidentvoice.org | 2020-11-04
Mohammad Ibrahim Ali al-Deirawi was born on January 30, 1978 in Nuseirat refugee camp in the Gaza Strip. His family is originally from Bir Al-Saba', an ethnically cleansed Palestinian town located in the southern Naqab desert. Mohammad was arrested by the Israeli army at a military checkpoint in central Gaza on March 1, 2001. He …
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"They Tried to Freeze Me to Death:" Torture and Resistance in Israeli Prisons
Mohammed al-Deirawi, Ramzy Baroud | counterpunch.org | 2020-11-04
Mohammad Ibrahim Ali al-Deirawi was born on January 30, 1978 in Nuseirat refugee camp in the Gaza Strip. His family is originally from Bir Al-Saba', an ethnically cleansed Palestinian town located in the southern Naqab desert. Mohammad was arrested by the Israeli army at a military checkpoint in central Gaza on March 1, 2001. He…
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Google admits to censoring the World Socialist Web Site
WSWS repost | indybay.org | 2020-11-04
In an extraordinary public admission, Google CEO Sundar Pichai stated during congressional testimony on October 28 that the online search giant has been censoring content from the World Socialist Web Site.
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Labour's ouster of MP Jeremy Corbyn aims to crush criticism of Israel
Susan Abulhawa | workers.org | 2020-11-04
Member of Parliament and former leader of the Labour Party (2015-2020), Jeremy Corbyn was ousted from his own party by its new leader, Keir Starmer, who has clearly allied with right-wing and neoliberal forces to destroy the socialist left in Britain and beyond. While Workers World Party has disagreed with . . . | Continue reading Labour's ouster of MP Jeremy Corbyn aims to crush criticism of Israel at Workers.org
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Sawing the Sacred: Felling the Djab Wurrung Directions Tree
Binoy Kampmark | counterpunch.org | 2020-11-04
"Djab Wurrung women are in an abusive relationship with Victoria's government." — Sissy Eileen Austin, The Guardian, Sep 14, 2019 It was a penultimate day in the Australian state of Victoria. The state government had announced that some of harshest coronavirus lockdown restrictions in the developed world would be easing. Melbourne's restaurants, bars and cafes…
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The knives come out as Greenwald splits from the Intercept citing censorship
Alan MacLeod | mronline.org | 2020-11-04
Funded by a billionaire oligarch and increasingly seen as a mouthpiece for the neoliberal establishment, The Intercept suffered its biggest blow yet with the very public departure of Greenwald.
mronline.org/2020/11/04/the-knives-come-…

Video: Turkish Risk Investments in Local Conflicts and Prospects of Armenian Counter-offensive in Karabakh
South Front | globalresearch.ca | 2020-11-04
In early November, the Azerbaijani-Turkish advance in the directions of the Lachin corridor and the town of Shusha in the Nagorno-Karabakh region slowed down. | The main factors are the fierce resistance of Armenian forces, the complicated terrain, deteriorating weather conditions …
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Campaigners take direct action as Palestinians remember Balfour's shameful declaration
Tom Anderson | thecanary.co | 2020-11-04
UK Palestine solidarity campaigners have taken coordinated direct action across the UK to mark the anniversary of the Balfour Declaration. | The Balfour Declaration is the name given to the statement in 1917 by British foreign secretary lord Balfour promising a "national home for the Jewish people" in Palestine. Britain had taken control of Palestine after th…
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UN Police 'vital' across spectrum of peacekeeping, Security Council hears
news.un.org | 2020-11-04
The Security Council on Wednesday was briefed on the "vital role" UN Police play across the whole spectrum of the world body's work, from "conflict prevention to peacekeeping to peacebuilding".
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How immigrant communities are confronting COVID challenges
Macollvie J. Neel | nationofchange.org | 2020-11-04
"With Caribbean people in general, we have a way of adapting to situations [that] we're put into to make the most out of them."
nationofchange.org/2020/11/04/how-immigr…

In Kashmir, There are No Migrants to Reap the Rice Harvest
Muzamil Bhat | counterpunch.org | 2020-11-04
"This might be the last season for cultivating paddy in my fields if Covid-19 does not go away," said Abdul Rehman, drinking water which Haleema, his wife, had poured for him in a steel tumbler after a tiring day in the family's field in Nagbal village of Ganderbal district in Central Kashmir. He was working…
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Saudi Arabia to allow foreign workers to change jobs without employer's permission
Areeb Ullah | middleeasteye.net | 2020-11-04
Saudi Arabia to allow foreign workers to change jobs without employer's permission | New labour reforms will not apply to the millions of migrant domestic workers in Saudi Arabia | Areeb Ullah | Wed, 11/04/2020 – 11: 16 | New rules will allow workers to change jobs and leave the country without their employers' permission (AFP) | Saudi Arabia has introduced plans to ease restrictions imposed on foreign workers and mak…
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Trump's Executive Order to Manipulate the Minds of US Schoolchildren
Stephen Lendman | globalresearch.ca | 2020-11-04
On November 2, Trump signed an executive order that aims to manipulate the minds of young children. | "We will state the truth in full, without apology (sic)," he said, adding: | "We declare that the United States of America is the | …
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Sign the petition! Hands off Jalil Muntaqim!
Martha Grevatt | workers.org | 2020-11-04
Finally, after 49 years in prison, Black revolutionary Jalil Muntaqim was released on parole Oct. 7. On Oct 18, he turned 69. On Oct. 30, however, a new warrant was issued for his arrest! His crime? Attempting to register to vote. Under New York State law, parolees cannot vote until . . . | Continue reading Sign the petition! Hands off Jalil Muntaqim! at Workers.org
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Green Bay, WI: Vigil and caravan for Donna Christensen and missing, murdered indigenous women
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2020-11-04
Green Bay, WI – On November 1, the Wisconsin Alliance Against Racist and Political Repression held a car caravan and vigil for Donna Christensen, an Ojibwe woman and member of the Lac du Flambeau Band of Lake Superior Chippewa, who was found dead in a jail cell in Vilas County, Wisconsiin. | The car caravanners displayed signs and chanted slogans calling for justice for Donna Christensen and for all Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women (MMIW), as well as justice for all victims of police crimes. They flew a banner with the words "Native lives matter" and "Justice for Jonathan," an indigenous man murdered by Gree…
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The left needs to reclaim its radical roots
Staff | therealnews.com | 2020-11-04
Democrats have written off the South for too long, says Climate Justice Alliance policy coordinator Anthony Rogers-Wright. If leftists want to win in the South, they need to learn how to build real power through direct organizing.
therealnews.com/the-left-needs-to-reclai…

Deep Pockets: Funding the Arts During the Pandemic
Howard Lisnoff | counterpunch.org | 2020-11-04
Hamlet may be a good start: "There are more things in heaven and Earth, Horatio, Then are dreamt of in your philosophy." The bard is telling readers and theater audiences that human knowledge is limited. Looking outside of the window of the study where I write in the Berkshire Hills of western Massachusetts, it seems…
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Angelina Jolie's MI6 Interview Shows Just How Connected Hollywood Is To the Deep State
Alan Macleod | mintpressnews.com | 2020-11-04
To some, the pairing of a Hollywood star and a veteran spymaster might seem strange. But, in reality, the silver screen and the national security state have always been intimately intertwined.
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Libyan sides agree plan on implementing ceasefire deal
news.un.org | 2020-11-04
Military officers from Libya's warring parties have agreed practical steps towards implementing a ceasefire agreement, following the signing of an historic accord in Geneva last month, the UN mission in the country, UNSMIL, has reported.
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5G's Assault on Civil Rights: Let's Not Forfeit Local Power being Trapped into Surveillance
Megan Sherman | globalresearch.ca | 2020-11-04
Having conquered, colonised and regimented cyberspace and its flow of data, driven away from us and in to orbit in secret stores, telecommunications companies are now looking to occupy public infrastructure with their next generation data network 5G. | Because 5G …
globalresearch.ca/not-forfeit-local-powe…

International calls for release of Palestinian prisoner on hunger strike
Ted Kelly | workers.org | 2020-11-04
Hunger striker Maher al-Akhras 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 . . . | Continue reading International calls for release of Palestinian prisoner on hunger strike at Workers.org
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Wednesday 11/4: S.F. Protect Vote Rally
Save Social Security, the Planet, Humanity | indybay.org | 2020-11-04
Market & Steuart, San Francisco, near Embarcadero BART station.
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Bosnia & Herzegovina eyes developing parl. ties with Iran
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2020-11-04
TEHRAN, Nov. 04 (MNA) — First Deputy Speaker of the House of Representatives of the Parliamentary Assembly of Bosnia and Herzegovina emphasized the need for the expansion of parliamentary ties with the Islamic Republic of Iran.
en.mehrnews.com/news/165545/Bosnia-Herze…

As We Wait to Figure Out Who We Elected, New York Times Feeds Us Pablum on Our Social Problems
Dean Baker | cepr.net | 2020-11-04
In its efforts to provide us exactly what we don't need now, the New York Times gave us an utterly pointless piece by Yuval Levin telling us that we shouldn't worry about national politics and instead focus on helping our neighbors and communities. This paragraph tells it all:…
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Global Arrogance aims to engage Muslims against each other
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2020-11-04
TEHRAN, Nov. 04 (MNA) — The Commander of the Islamic Republic of Iran Air Force (IRIAF) said engaging Muslims against one another and sowing seeds of discord among Muslims is the main objective of the Global Arrogance.
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Record Number Of Children Infected With COVID-19
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2020-11-04
More than 61,000 children in the U.S. were diagnosed with Covid-19 last week — more than in any other week during the pandemic, the American Academy of Pediatrics and the Children's Hospital Association reported Monday. | In all, 853,635 children have been diagnosed with the virus this year, representing 11.1 percent of all U.S. cases. The percentage of pediatric cases has risen steadily since mid-April, when children accounted for just 2 percent of Covid-19 cases in the country. | "This is a stark reminder of the impact this pandemic is having on everyone…
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Homeland Security Thinks Everything Looks Like Terrorism
Ken Klippenstein | thenation.com | 2020-11-04
Homeland Security Thinks Everything Looks Like Terrorism…
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Friday 11/13: Green Friday: Extinction Rebellion "The Coming Extinction and What to do about it"
Sierra Club | indybay.org | 2020-11-04
online…
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IMD Path and Quick Test Now Launch Antioch COVID Testing Site
QuickTestNow | indybay.org | 2020-11-04
IMD Path and Quick Test Now launch a COVID testing site in Antioch, California.
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/11/03/1883807…

Progressive Organizations Hold Pro-Democracy "#CountEveryVote" Events Across the Nation
commondreams.org | 2020-11-04
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Is Adam Schiff an Anti-Semite?
_____ | strategic-culture.org | 2020-11-04
Is Adam Schiff an anti-Semite? | On its face, the question seems absurd. Not only is Schiff himself Jewish, but, as far as anyone knows, he's never uttered an unkind word in his life about Jews as a nation, religion, or ethnic group. So he seems to get a clean bill of health. Yet when it comes to Russia, his thinking hews so closely to the classic anti-Semitic model that one hesitates to let him off the hook. | Basically, Schiff obsesses about the Kremlin the way people used to obsess about a mythical entity known as the elders of Zion. According to the notorious czarist forgery known as the "secret protocols," t…
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Together we will fight back — join Team Canary now
Kerry-anne Mendoza | thecanary.co | 2020-11-04
We are in the fight of our lives and we're asking you to join that fight. | We have an incredible team of journalists working tirelessly and fearlessly, speaking truth to power and amplifying voices ignored by the mainstream media. But we cannot do this alone. Our work depends on your support. | Our goal is simple — to reach a milestone of 5,000 supporters. | If we reach this target we will no longer be running at a loss. Your subscription will secure the future employment for our current team and help us realise our plans. We intend to be an even greater force…
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Bahrain convicts dozens on allegations of membership of Iran's Revolutionary Guard
MEE staff | middleeasteye.net | 2020-11-04
Bahrain convicts dozens on allegations of membership of Iran's Revolutionary Guard | Conviction of 51 people, mostly in absentia, decried by activists as proof of 'systemic corruption of Bahrain's judiciary' | MEE staff | Wed, 11/04/2020 – 11: 05 | Bahraini women demonstrate in solidarity with political prisoners, in the village of Shakhora, west of Manama, on 1 June 2012 (AFP) | The Bahraini government announced on Tuesd…
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Iranian prisoners in Georgia repatriated to Islamic Republic
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2020-11-04
TEHRAN, Nov. 04 (MNA) — Georgia handed over 6 Iranian prisoners to the Islamic Republic on Wednesday due to the efforts made by the Iranian Embassy in Tbilisi.
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A Walk in the Woods During a Season of Uncertainty
Maria Margaronis | thenation.com | 2020-11-04
A Walk in the Woods During a Season of Uncertainty…
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Remembering Sue Davis: Comrade, fighter, writer (1942-2020)
Kathy Durkin | workers.org | 2020-11-04
Workers World Party lost a dynamic, dedicated comrade on Sept. 26 when Sue Davis died, a month after suffering a major stroke. A member of the party since 1967, Sue had early on been a militant activist on the streets with Youth Against War and Fascism, the party's youth group, . . . | Continue reading Remembering Sue Davis: Comrade, fighter, writer (1942-2020) at Workers.org
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The UK's Report on Labour Party Antisemitism
Kenneth Surin | counterpunch.org | 2020-11-04
The UK's Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) report on antisemitism in the Labour party has just been published. It found Labour to have breached the Equality Act of 2010, by virtue of harassment committed by its "agents" and "indirect discrimination", occurring in the form of political interference in investigative procedures, muddled official responses to…
counterpunch.org/2020/11/04/the-uks-repo…

Gen. Soleimani assassinators responsible for all "insecurity"
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2020-11-04
TEHRAN, Nov. 04 (MNA) — The Ambassador of Iran in Azerbaijan asserted that the responsibility for the insecurity of Kabul and Vienna lies with the perpetrators of the cowardly assassination of Lt. Gen. Soleimani, who fought bravely against ISIL.
en.mehrnews.com/news/165517/Gen-Soleiman…

Chile's Referendum Vote Should Advance Progressive Political Changes
W. T. Whitney | counterpunch.org | 2020-11-04
Chileans voted in a national referendum on October 25. Commentary reflects what happened: "We began to dig the grave of the Pinochet-era constitution and the market economy," one report said. This was an "overwhelming, historical triumph of the people," declared Chile's El Siglo newspaper. Voters chose either yes or no on holding a constituent assembly…
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Cuban report says U.S. blockade still causing immense economic loss
W. T. Whitney Jr. | peoplesworld.org | 2020-11-04
Cuba's Foreign Ministry every year prepares a report on Cuba's experience with the U.S. economic blockade of the island, in force since 1962. On Oct. 22, Foreign Minister Bruno Rodriguez presented this year's report at a press conference in Havana. The Ministry releases the reports ahead of an annual vote in the United Nations General …
peoplesworld.org/article/cuban-report-sa…

That Mask Is Giving You Lung Cancer
Guy Crittenden | globalresearch.ca | 2020-11-04
I happen to know a thing or two about masks and safety. Why? Because for 25 years I was the editor of an award-winning trade magazine called HazMat Management that covered such topics as pollution prevention and compliance with health …
globalresearch.ca/mask-giving-lung-cance…

Wild Conspiracy Theory? The Truth Behind the Biggest Threat to the 'War on Terror' Narrative
Cynthia Chung | globalresearch.ca | 2020-11-04
"If you must break the law, do it to seize power: in all other cases observe it." — Julius Caesar | The illegal invasion of Libya, in which Britain was complicit and a British House of Commons Foreign Affairs Committee's report …
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Free Ant Smith — drop the bogus charges now!
Betsey Piette | workers.org | 2020-11-04
Smith speaking during a march for police abolition in Philadelphia, June 28, 2016. Philadelphia Since George Floyd's death last May sparked demonstrations against police brutality across the U.S., federal prosecutors have filed over 300 felony cases against demonstrators. While a few cases charge members of right-wing groups, most are lodged . . . | Continue reading Free Ant Smith — drop the bogus charges now! at Workers.org
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The Vision of Artists Creates Beauty and Industry Damaged by Coronavirus
Martha Stilson | indybay.org | 2020-11-04
Performing arts are part of our lives, and a substantial part of the economy before coronavirus.
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/11/04/1883809…

Saving Our Planet Is Our Responsibility
Graham Peebles | dissidentvoice.org | 2020-11-04
Destructive human behavior based on selfishness, greed and ignorance has created the interrelated environmental emergency. A global crisis of unprecedented scale that threatens the survival of over a million plant and animal species, the security of tens of millions of people and the health of the planet. Unlimited irresponsible consumption of goods, services and animal …
dissidentvoice.org/2020/11/saving-our-pl…

Algerian constitutional reforms approved in low-turnout referendum
Peoples Dispatch | peoplesdispatch.org | 2020-11-04
Only 23.7 percent of the eligible voters exercised their franchise in the referendum. The Hirak protesters whose mobilization had led to the overthrow of former president Abdelaziz Bouteflika had called for a boycott…
peoplesdispatch.org/2020/11/04/algerian-…

Robin Shattock says 'we could be living with COVID-19 for years to come'
imperial.ac.uk | 2020-11-04
Imperial's COVID-19 vaccine lead, Professor Robin Shattock, has told MPs we could be living with the virus for years to come.
imperial.ac.uk/news/207753/robin-shattock-says-could-living-with

Iranian Foreign Minister arrives in Venezuela on Wednesday
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2020-11-04
TEHRAN, Nov. 04 (MNA) — Iranian Foreign Minister was welcomed by his Venezuelan counterpart upon his arrival in the country on Wednesday.
en.mehrnews.com/news/165538/Iranian-Fore…

Unprecedented Move: The CDC Stops Tracking Influenza for 2020-21 Flu Season
Brian Shilhavy | globalresearch.ca | 2020-11-04
I have been covering the fraud that happens every year with how the CDC tracks incidents and deaths due to the annual influenza for almost a decade now. | The numbers used each year to scare the public into getting the …
globalresearch.ca/cdc-stops-tracking-inf…

IRGC unveils new smart ballistic missile launcher
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2020-11-04
TEHRAN, Nov. 04 (MNA) — IRGC Aerospace Force unveiled a new long-range ballistic missile launcher that is capable of launching consecutive rockets.
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How COVID-19 reveals inequalities in the U.S. economy
G. Dunkel | workers.org | 2020-11-04
The Trump administration has admitted it has no plan to get COVID-19 under control. White House chief of staff Mark Meadows told CNN Oct. 25 that "We are not going to control the pandemic. We are going to control the fact that we get vaccines, therapeutics and other mitigation areas." . . . | Continue reading How COVID-19 reveals inequalities in the U.S. economy at Workers.org
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Graduate Workers Condemn Saturday Police Escalation
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2020-11-04
In a Sunday statement, Northwestern University Graduate Workers condemned the police escalation — including the pepper-spraying and shoving student protestors — at Saturday's NU Community Not Cops protest. | At least two participating NUGW members were pepper-sprayed, the group wrote, during the 20th straight day of demonstrations demanding that NU divest from law enforcement. | "Last night proved once again that it is heavily armed, militarized police who create and escalate violence," NUGW wrote.
popularresistance.org/graduate-workers-c…

Saving our planet is our responsibility
Graham Peebles | nationofchange.org | 2020-11-04
If, and it's a large ominous if, humanity is to reverse the damage, education and widespread environmental/social responsibility are essential.
nationofchange.org/2020/11/04/saving-our…

'It's A Beautiful Thing To Be Able To Feed Your Community'
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2020-11-04
A little over a year ago Abrianni Perry, a 28-year-old transplant from Houston, came to Cooperation Jackson to learn about cooperatives from people who've been doing it for decades. She's been happily plunging her hands into the rich West Jackson, Mississippi ever since. | "It's a beautiful thing to be able to feed your community, especially in a food desert," she says as she works the seven acres of the Fannie Lou Hamer Community Land Trust's Freedom Farm in anticipation of the fall growing season. "The dirt is soft, and when it's wet I feel like a little kid making mud pies.
popularresistance.org/its-a-beautiful-th…

Canadian Military Wants To Use Propaganda, Other Techniques Domestically
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2020-11-04
The Canadian Forces wants to establish a new organization that will use propaganda and other techniques to try to influence the attitudes, beliefs and behaviours of Canadians, according to documents obtained by this newspaper. | The plan comes on the heels of the Canadian Forces spending more than $1 million to train public affairs officers on behaviour modification techniques of the same sort used by the parent firm of Cambridge Analytica, as well as a controversial and bizarre propaganda training mission in which the military forged letters from the Nova Scotia government to warn the public that wolves were wan…
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Baku 'highly values' Leader's remarks on Karabakh row
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2020-11-04
TEHRAN, Nov. 04 (MNA) — In a statement on Wednesday, Azerbaijan's Foreign Ministry appreacited the remarks of the Islamic Revolution Leader over the Karabakh conflict.
en.mehrnews.com/news/165528/Baku-highly-…

'Corbyn as Much a Racist as Nelson Mandela,' Former ANC MP Andrew Feinstein Tells Online Rally
Ben Chacko | globalresearch.ca | 2020-11-04
Jeremy Corbyn "is as much a racist or anti-semite as my former boss Nelson Mandela" and must be restored to membership of the Labour Party, former South African MP Andrew Feinstein told a rally in defence of the ex-Labour leader …
globalresearch.ca/corbyn-racist-nelson-m…

A Little Recognized and Most Pervasive Form of Racism: The Economic Model of "Global Capitalism"
Dr. Robert Rennebohm | globalresearch.ca | 2020-11-04
According to "racist thinking", certain groups of people innately have inferior characteristics that make them undesirable, unworthy, and dispensable. The purveyors of racist views believe they, in contrast, are superior, exceptionally worthy, and indispensable. | There is a virtually unrecognized form …
globalresearch.ca/recognized-most-pervas…

Turkey slaps social media networks with millions of dollars' worth of fines
Ragip Soylu | middleeasteye.net | 2020-11-04
Turkey slaps social media networks with millions of dollars' worth of fines | Ankara took the step after companies such as Facebook and Twitter failed to assign a legal representative in the country as new law requires | Ragip Soylu | Wed, 11/04/2020 – 10: 21 | The Turkish government believes the social media network providers would eventually submit papers to assign legal representatives (AFP) | The Turkish governmen…
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Thursday 11/5: Change Powered by People: Mobilizing for What's Next w/ Sierra Club
Sierra Club | indybay.org | 2020-11-04
Online via livestream…
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Russia Intl. ICT exhibition hosts Iran Knowledge-based firms
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2020-11-04
TEHRAN, Nov. 04 (MNA) — Some Iranian knowledge-based firms exhibited their latest achievements at the 32nd International Exhibition for Information and Communication Technology in Moscow.
en.mehrnews.com/news/165533/Russia-Intl-…

Gayle McLaughlin for Richmond City Council
Lynda Carson | indybay.org | 2020-11-04
Photo of Gayle McLaughlin…
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Prison, COVID, and Disabilities
Judy Greenspan | workers.org | 2020-11-04
From a talk given at the Oct. 22 Workers World Webinar on "Voter Suppression & COVID & their Impact on Disabled People." Betsey [Piette] and I are both members of the Prisoners Solidarity Committee of Workers World Party. Every week, we publish 1-2 pages of articles about the struggles . . . | Continue reading Prison, COVID, and Disabilities at Workers.org
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Uber and Lyft Stocks Soar as California Overturns Protections for Gig Workers
Staff | truthout.org | 2020-11-04
Californians handed a major loss to labor unions on Tuesday night in voting to pass Proposition 22, which allows companies like Uber and Lyft to continue classifying their drivers as independent contractors instead of employees. | Early in the night, the Associated Press called the measure. With 72 percent reporting, 58 percent of the people have voted to pass the proposition. | If the proposition hadn't passed, the companies would have been forced to treat their drivers as employees, which…
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While World Awaits Presidential Result, Progressive 'Squad' Expands in the House
Jessica Corbett, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2020-11-04
The four congresswomen are joined by Jamaal Bowman and Mondaire Jones, both of New York, along with Missouri's Cori Bush and Marie Newman in Illinois. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
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Coronavirus infects 8,452, kills 419 in Iran in 24 hours
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2020-11-04
TEHRAN, Nov. 04 (MNA) — The daily count of COVID-19 infections in Iran reached 8,452 on Wednesday, bringing the total cases to 646,164, according to the Health Ministry.
en.mehrnews.com/news/165529/Coronavirus-…

Features from Iran at 2020 Toronto International Film Festival
Bill Meyer | peoplesworld.org | 2020-11-04
Iran, yet another country in the bull's-eye of U.S. imperialism, has probably one of the most humanist national cinemas in the world. Despite rabid U.S. attempts to demonize the people of Iran, the country's rich history of filmmaking has provided a different picture entirely, of a country defending itself through many chaotic transitions in power, …
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Iran sends 8th non-oil cargo to Oman via Sirik
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2020-11-04
TEHRAN, Nov. 04 (MNA) — Iran has shipped the second non-oil cargo to Oman via Sirik Port in southern Hormozgan province, Governor of Sirik County said on Wednesday.
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Sign the petition! Hands off Jalil Muntaqim!
Editor | workers.org | 2020-11-04
Finally, after 49 years in prison, Black revolutionary Jalil Muntaqim was released on parole Oct. 7. On Oct 18, he turned 69. Jalil Muntaqim However, On Oct. 30, however, a new warrant was issued for his arrest! His crime? Attempting to register to vote. Under New York State law, parolees . . . | Continue reading Sign the petition! Hands off Jalil Muntaqim! at Workers.org
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Sidelines of cabinet session on Wednesday
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2020-11-04
TEHRAN, Nov. 04 (MNA) — On the sideline of Iran's Cabinet session on Wednesday, some of the ministers answered a number of questions raised by reporters.
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The medical mess
Michael T. Hertz | nationofchange.org | 2020-11-04
It seems odd that 12,000 foreign doctors can get residencies in the U.S. but 2,000 U.S. medical graduates cannot.
nationofchange.org/2020/11/04/the-medica…

Leader pardons, commutes prison terms of 3,780 convicts
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2020-11-04
TEHRAN, Nov. 04 (MNA) — Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei has pardoned or commuted the sentences of a large number of Iranian prisoners.
en.mehrnews.com/news/165535/Leader-pardo…

The United States is not a democracy
Ben Hillier | mronline.org | 2020-11-04
The country's constitution is an eighteenth-century relic penned by merchants and slave owners, amendments to which can be blocked by as few as 13 states representing less than 4 percent of the population.
mronline.org/2020/11/04/119166/?utm_sour…

Tax the Rich. School the Children. Pay the Teachers
Robert P. Alvarez | counterpunch.org | 2020-11-04
Olivia Pace worked in early childhood education. She loved her job. She loved her kids. Then Covid-19 hit and she was laid off. "I've worked in childcare since I was 15 — since I was a child myself," said Pace, who lives in Oregon's Multnomah County, the metro area around Portland. Preschool workers like Pace…
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College funds support Imperial community throughout the pandemic
imperial.ac.uk | 2020-11-04
In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the College has expanded and extended the hardship fund available to its staff and student community.
imperial.ac.uk/news/207354/college-funds-support-imperial-community-throughout

Moms 4 Housing Declare Victory: Moms' House to Remain in Community Hands Forever
Dave Id | indybay.org | 2020-11-04
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)…
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Ballot Intimidation in Michigan is Dangerous, Unlawful
commondreams.org | 2020-11-04
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Corporate media reverse reality by blaming BLM protesters for everything
Joshua Cho | nationofchange.org | 2020-11-04
Corporate media reports were quick to blame BLM for initiating violence, portraying them as senseless rioters in an otherwise peaceful and tranquil society.
nationofchange.org/2020/11/04/corporate-…

While World Awaits Presidential Result, Progressive "Squad" Expands in the House
Staff | truthout.org | 2020-11-04
With the world anxiously awaiting the results of a presidential race that some have called "a matter of life and death," the four progressive congresswomen who burst onto the national political scene in 2018 and quickly became known collectively as "the Squad" expanded their informal team in the U.S. House on Tuesday by at least four. | After two years of…
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The best response is to communicate the Revolution
Eds. | mronline.org | 2020-11-04
The new U.S. financed counter-revolution hopes to manipulate sensitive issues and create the conditions for a social confrontation, for conflict and destabilization of the country.
mronline.org/2020/11/04/the-best-respons…

Factors affecting the mortality of patients with COVID-19 undergoing surgery and the safety of medical staff: A systematic review and meta-analysis
Kun Wang, Changshuai Wu, Jian Xu, Baohui Zhang, Xiaowang Zhang, Zhenglian Gao, Zhengyuan Xia | thelancet.com | 2020-11-04
COVID-19 patients, in particular those with severe respiratory complications, may have high postoperative mortality. Medical staff in close contact with infected patients is suggested to take high level personal protective equipment (PPE).
thelancet.com/journals/eclinm/article/PI…(20)30356-4/fulltext?rss=yes

A Billboard Grows in Brooklyn
Sue Coe | thenation.com | 2020-11-04
A Billboard Grows in Brooklyn…
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Florida Voters Overwhelmingly Pass Measure to Raise Minimum Wage to $15 Per Hour
Staff | truthout.org | 2020-11-04
Voters in Florida overwhelmingly voted in favor of an amendment to the state's constitution that would raise the minimum wage incrementally to $15 per hour within the next six years. | With every precinct in Florida reporting its results on Wednesday morning, 61 percent of voters (of the 10.48 million who voted on the question) said they supported the measure, while only 39 percent said they oppo…
truthout.org/articles/florida-voters-ove…

Oregon Becomes First State To Decriminalize Small Possession Of All Drugs
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2020-11-04
Voters in Oregon approved 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. | Now that Measure 110 has passed with nearly 59 percent of the vote, racial disparities in drug arrests are expected to drop by an astounding 94 percent, according to an analysis by the Oregon Criminal Justice Commission, a state agency.
popularresistance.org/oregon-becomes-fir…

Bloodshed, insecurity only result of Takfiri terrorism
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2020-11-04
TEHRAN, Nov. 04 (MNA) — Iran's deputy foreign minister has condemned a deadly terrorist attack on Kabul University, Afghanistan, saying Takfiri terrorism has led to nothing but bloodshed and insecurity.
en.mehrnews.com/news/165532/Bloodshed-in…

San Francisco Empty and Abandoned Buildings (3rd Quarter, 2020)
San Francisco Food Not Bombs | indybay.org | 2020-11-04
SF Food Not Bombs has updated the San Francisco Department of Building Inspection's list of empty and abandoned buildings through September, 2020 on this webpage: sffnb.org/list-of-san-francisco-empty-an….
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/11/04/1883808…

Wolves to Lose Protection
John R. Platt | globalresearch.ca | 2020-11-04
A final rule to remove the iconic species from the Endangered Species Act has now been published. Read more about the science and politics of wolf conservation. | *** | As expected the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service today issued a rule…
globalresearch.ca/wolves-lose-protection…

COVID-19 Tracing Methods: United Nations Special Rapporteur Warns of Danger of "Intrusive Surveillance"
Carla Stea | globalresearch.ca | 2020-11-04
On October 29, 2020, Joseph Cannataci, the UN Special Rapporteur on the Right to Privacy delivered an address to the General Assembly warning that "Widespread use of contact tracing technology to fight the Covid-19 pandemic has led to almost incessant …
globalresearch.ca/un-special-rapporteur-…

Charter School Disinformation About "Choice"
Shawgi Tell | dissidentvoice.org | 2020-11-04
Perhaps no other word is more central to charter school discourse than the word "choice." "Choice" is not only a central concept in charter school discourse but a persistent source of disinformation. Disinformation refers to the deliberate hiding of the real context and relations of things so as to disorient people and cause them to …
dissidentvoice.org/2020/11/charter-schoo…

US-funded Thai Protests: iLaw
Anthony Cartalucci | thealtworld.com | 2020-11-04
iLaw is a US government-funded front petitioning the Thai government to have the entire Thai constitution rewritten and rewritten in such a way as to make it easier for US-backed opposition parties to get into power. | I cover iLaw's US government funding and why it seeks to change Thailand's constitution and how it threatens Thai-Chinese relations and ultimately Thailand's economic future. | landdestroyer.blogspot.com/2020/11/us-fu… | References: | Bangkok Post — Three parties want to rewrite charter: |

Children among civilians killed in government air strikes on Syria's Idlib province
MEE and agencies | middleeasteye.net | 2020-11-04
Children among civilians killed in government air strikes on Syria's Idlib province | According to war monitor, at least seven civilians, including four children, killed as opposition forces attempt to hold last remaining territories | MEE and agencies | Wed, 11/04/2020 – 13: 53 | Damage caused by heavy shelling by Syrian government forces on the industrial area in the rebel-held northwestern Syrian city of…
www.middleeasteye.net/news/syria-idlib-a…

J-IDEA symposium: Tony Blair on the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic
imperial.ac.uk | 2020-11-04
Former Prime Minister Tony Blair said that the coronavirus pandemic could accelerate social inequality and the wealth gap.
imperial.ac.uk/news/207673/j-idea-symposium-tony-blair-challenges-covid-19

Kiwi harvest in N Iran
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2020-11-04
TEHRAN, Nov. 04 (MNA) — Every year in mid-autumn, kiwi harvest begins in the gardens of the northern provinces of Iran. The kiwi fruit is harvested on a 520-hectare garden in Tonekabon County, Mazandaran Province.
en.mehrnews.com/photo/165513/Kiwi-harves…

UN brings Cyprus leaders together, mulling future talks on divided island
news.un.org | 2020-11-04
The leaders of the divided island of Cyprus have met in the capital Nicosia, in an encounter convened by the United Nations, the Secretary-General's Good Offices Mission in Cyprus said on Tuesday.
news.un.org/feed/view/en/story/2020/11/1…

Terrorist attack at Kabul University
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2020-11-04
TEHRAN, Nov. 04 (MNA) — ISIL, the Zionist-backed terrorist group has announced in a statement on social media that it takes responsibility for the attack on Kabul University which claimed the lives of 35 and wounded 50 people.
en.mehrnews.com/photo/165512/Terrorist-a…

Save the Whale, Save Ourselves
Sabrina Imbler | thenation.com | 2020-11-04
Save the Whale, Save Ourselves…
thenation.com/article/culture/to-underst…

Crossing red lines: why the establishment wants to destroy Corbyn
Eds. | mronline.org | 2020-11-04
Corbyn's anti-war principles and their popular appeal are the biggest threat to the establishment, says Chris Nineham.
mronline.org/2020/11/04/crossing-red-lin…

Iranian envoy pays tribute to victims of Kabul terror attack
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2020-11-04
TEHRAN, Nov. 04 (MNA) — Ambassador of the Islamic Republic of Iran to France paid tribute to the victims of the brutal terrorist attack at Kabul University.
en.mehrnews.com/news/165543/Iranian-envo…

NIDC indigenizes know-how for manufacturing highly-used parts
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2020-11-04
TEHRAN, Nov. 04 (MNA) — After the US reimpostion of sanctions against Iran, indigenizing the know-how for the manufacturing of the parts and equipment applied in different industrial sectors is one of the major strategies of Iran.
en.mehrnews.com/news/165536/NIDC-indigen…

PREVIEW: What the October Jobs Report Will Tell Us
Karen Conner | cepr.net | 2020-11-04
There have been some anomalies in the data that are worth tracking. With the period of rapid recovery from the shutdowns behind us, the labor market is likely looking at a long slog to get back to something resembling full employment. It clearly has lost considerable momentum now that the bulk of the CARES Act …
cepr.net/preview-what-the-october-jobs-r…

Capitalism's Worst Nightmare
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2020-11-04
On this week's show, Prof. Wolff explores what major social changes will flow from today's combination of major economic crash and the viral pandemic (capitalism's worst nightmare). To answer, we consider how European feudalism changed after its 14th century combination of economic decline and the bubonic plague. The two big changes then were (1) switching from a decentralized to a strong state, monarchical feudalism and (2) transition from feudalism to capitalism. The two big parallel changes now are…
popularresistance.org/capitalisms-worst-…

Protecting citizens from COVID while granting refugee access, can be done: UNHCR
news.un.org | 2020-11-04
It is possible for countries to both protect public health and "ensure access" for vulnerable people forced to flee their homes, the UN refugee agency (UNHCR) said on Wednesday.
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The media learned nothing from 2016
Staff | therealnews.com | 2020-11-04
TRNN Editor in Chief Maximillian Alvarez talks with Parker Molloy, Media Matters editor at large, about why mainstream media keeps getting played by Trump.
therealnews.com/the-media-learned-nothin…

Tracklaying of Chabahar-Zahedan railway kicks off
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2020-11-04
CHABAHAR, Nov. 04 (MNA) –In a ceremony on Wednesday in Sistan and Baluchestan, Road Minister Mohammad Eslami inaugurated the tracklaying of the Chabahar-Zahedan railway.
en.mehrnews.com/news/165498/Tracklaying-…

'Choose Democracy, Stop a Coup:' Guerilla Street Mural in Oakland
Solnit | indybay.org | 2020-11-04
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…

Remember those who cops shot during mental health crisis
Princess Harmony | workers.org | 2020-11-04
I'm angry. I'm a mentally ill person tired of seeing people like us die. I'm angry that no matter what we do, police intervene where they are not wanted and not trained and don't give a damn about us. So many people in the middle of a mental health break . . . | Continue reading Remember those who cops shot during mental health crisis at Workers.org
workers.org/2020/11/52163/?utm_source=rs…

US leads the world in plastic pollution, new study finds
Olivia Rosane | nationofchange.org | 2020-11-04
"The U.S. has a relatively robust waste infrastructure, yet an estimated five times as much plastic pollution entered the oceans in 2016 than in 2010."
nationofchange.org/2020/11/04/us-leads-t…

UN and partners express regret over US departure from Paris climate accord
news.un.org | 2020-11-04
The UN climate change secretariat, UNFCCC, has underlined its commitment to work with stakeholders in the United States and beyond, to accelerate climate action, in line with an historic treaty on limiting global warming and curbing greenhouse gas emissions.
news.un.org/feed/view/en/story/2020/11/1…

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.
nationofchange.org/2020/11/03/the-scary-…

US Elections: Most Expensive Elections in History
telesurenglish.net | 2020-11-03
The United States election taking place this year will be the most expensive in history, with costs exceeding 14 billion dollars, according to experts from the Center for Responsive Politics. | RELATED: | Live 2020 Elections Update: The US Decides Its Future Today | The Center previously estimated the election would reach nearly $11 billion in total spending. But an extraordinary influx of political donations in the final months — driven by a Supreme Court battle and closely…
telesurenglish.net/news/The-Us-Lives-the…

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…
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/11/03/1883807…

People's World Election Night Watch Party
People's World Election Night Watch Party | peoplesworld.org | 2020-11-03
People's World is hosting an Election Night watch party beginning at 8 p.m. Eastern, 7 p.m. Central, 6 p.m. Mountain, and 5 p.m. Pacific. Watch the results when they come in as panelists offer analysis of the election. Register in advance to receive a confirmation email containing information about joining. The day after: The …
peoplesworld.org/article/peoples-world-e…

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…
truthout.org/articles/as-covid-surges-st…

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

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.
news.un.org/feed/view/en/story/2020/11/1…

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 …
thegrayzone.com/2020/11/02/how-panicked-…

2020 US Election: Polling Stations Close in Washington DC
sputniknews.com | 2020-11-03
The third of November is the day of the general election in the United States to decide whether President Trump will secure his second term or concede his seat to former Vice-President Joe Biden.
sputniknews.com/us/202011031080967858-20…

US Elections: The essential numbers
Peoples Dispatch | peoplesdispatch.org | 2020-11-03
The US elections that are being held today are not only about who becomes the next president but who also controls the Houses of Congress. Equally significant is the question of whether results will come out on time. We look at the key numbers in question. | To understand the basic issues in this election, we talked to Ben Becker of BreakThrough News. Do watch the interview at www.youtube.com/watch?v=BeVIbT4KcEU
peoplesdispatch.org/2020/11/03/us-electi…

US Cyber Command, NSA Undertook Ops Against Iran Prior to US Election – Report
sputniknews.com | 2020-11-03
The head of US Cyber Command (CYBERCOM) and the National Security Agency (NSA) told reporters Tuesday the US had carried out cyber ops against Iran to ensure it did not interfere with the US elections.
sputniknews.com/military/202011031080978…

Tuesday 11/3: NAACP Election 2020 Special Coverage (Day 1)
NAACP | indybay.org | 2020-11-03
Onlive via livestream…
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/11/01/1883800…

Federal Judge Orders USPS to Sweep Facilities for Ballots in Key Election States
Staff | truthout.org | 2020-11-03
A federal judge ordered the United States Postal Service (USPS) on Tuesday to "sweep" its facilities for any remaining ballots to make sure that all ballots are delivered by election deadlines. U.S. District Judge Emmet Sullivan in Washington, D.C., ordered that USPS staff must "ensure that no ballots have been held up and that any … Continued…
truthout.org/articles/federal-judge-orde…

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…
www.middleeasteye.net/news/qatar-nationa…

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…
thenation.com/article/culture/election-z…

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…
thealtworld.com/philip_giraldi/israel-wi…

Greta Thunberg Tells US Voters on Election Day Their Choice 'Will Affect Countless Generations to Come'
Julia Conley, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2020-11-03
Climate action leader Greta Thunberg on Tuesday called on American voters to consider the impact the general election outcome will have on the entire planet, as they choose between President Donald Trump and Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden as well as casting votes in down-ballot races. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
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Videos: Crowds Gather Outside Fortified White House Ahead of Anticipated Election Results
sputniknews.com | 2020-11-03
Preliminary results from the US national elections won't begin to be announced for several hours, but a crowd has already gathered outside the White House in Washington, DC, which has been fortified ahead of the vote.
sputniknews.com/us/202011031080977195-vi…

DHS And FBI Spun A Dubious Russian Election Threat Days Before Voting
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2020-11-03
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 the FBI and the Department of Homeland Security's new Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA), however. It was so incoherent, in fact, that it suggested a state of panic on the part of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) officials worried about a possible transition to a J…
popularresistance.org/dhs-and-fbi-spun-a…

US National Guard on alert as unrest looms
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2020-11-03
TEHRAN, Nov. 03 (MNA) — As the fear of violent unrest after the US Presidential election increases, some states have called on the National Guard to be prepared to face threats.
en.mehrnews.com/news/165493/US-National-…

Possible Election Headlines
James Haught | counterpunch.org | 2020-11-03
In the classic movie "Citizen Kane," a ruthless newspaper tycoon runs for high political office. In advance, his publishing chain prepares two possible alternative headlines for the morning after the election. One crows: "Kane Wins." But if that won't work, the other says: "Fraud at the Polls." Well, I have two possible headlines ready for…
counterpunch.org/2020/11/03/possible-ele…

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

People Gather in Front of White House During US Presidential Election Day
sputniknews.com | 2020-11-03
More than 96 million early votes have already been cast, which represents almost 70% of the 2016 total, according to the US Elections Project. Nearly 60 million of the early votes have been cast by mail, which is about twice the total number of ballots mailed in four years ago.
sputniknews.com/us/202011031080965214-pe…

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 …
globalresearch.ca/israel-wins-u-s-electi…

Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Under Law to Provide Live Updates About Barriers Faced by Voters on Election Day
commondreams.org | 2020-11-03
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commondreams.org/newswire/2020/11/03/law…

Canada Ready to Help Its Citizens in US in Case of Post-Election Unrest, Deputy PM Freeland Says
sputniknews.com | 2020-11-03
As the US holds its 2020 presidential and congressional election on Tuesday, in which Republican President Donald Trump faces off against Democratic presidential candidate and former US vice president, Joe Biden, some expect social unrest in the aftermath of the vote. Precautionary measures have been taken in many areas of the country.
sputniknews.com/world/202011031080976999…

This Election Proves the Need for a Right to Vote
Thom Hartmann | commondreams.org | 2020-11-03
America needs a 28th Amendment that establishes an absolute right to vote for all citizens who've achieved the age of majority. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
commondreams.org/views/2020/11/03/electi…

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.
news.un.org/feed/view/en/story/2020/11/1…

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
workers.org/2020/11/52148/?utm_source=rs…

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 …
globalresearch.ca/america-election-few-h…

Talk Of Another Pink Tide
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2020-11-03
The election of Luis Arce in Bolivia last month has been much celebrated in circles where people of humane good will gather. This is as it should be: Arce was economics and finance minister in the socialist government of Evo Morales and was the violently deposed president's chosen successor to lead his Movimiento al Socialismo, MAS. | Arce's victory, by a thumping 52-percent to 31-percent, reversed one of the bolder and nastier of the many right-wing coups in Latin America the U.S. has led, cultivated, fomented, instigated, what-have-you since the early decades of the last century.
popularresistance.org/talk-of-another-pi…

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

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

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…
truthout.org/audio/having-a-meltdown-let…

America Votes: Live Updates–and Some Rants
Elie Mystal | thenation.com | 2020-11-03
America Votes: Live Updates–and Some Rants…
thenation.com/article/politics/live-upda…

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