Daily Archives: November 6, 2020

2020-11-06: News Headlines

Ron Jacobs (2020-11-06). The Election and the Empire. counterpunch.org When examining the activities of the US military it is essential to maintain the long view. In other words, despite the practice of looking at Pentagon activities in four-year spans that approximate the terms of the US president, the reality is that the military operates on its own timeline. This doesn't mean that what happens

Karamo Muchuri Sulieman (2020-11-06). Philly activists fight back against election theft and economic crisis. peoplesworld.org PROTECT THE RESULTS — FIND AN EVENT NEAR YOU PHILADELPHIA—The counting of votes in Pennsylvania continues, as do the marches demanding that the results of the election be protected. Many throughout the Philadelphia area are protesting to ensure every vote is counted, but the complaints of demonstrators here are about more than just the election. …

Dean Baker (2020-11-06). Donald Trump and Being Deplorable. counterpunch.org As it increasingly looks like Joe Biden has won the election, I see many people around me appalled that so many of their fellow citizens can vote for someone as racist, sexist, and otherwise offensive as Donald Trump. Given what we know about the guy, and think everyone else should know about him as well,

teleSUR (2020-11-06). Biden Leads in Georgia and Gets Closer To Trump in Pennsylvania. telesurenglish.net Democratic candidate Joe Biden reversed the provisional results in the state of Georgia and beat the Republican candidate Donald Trump. | RELATED: | The latest data announced by local media around 4: 30 a.m. gave Biden an advantage over Trump of 917 votes. While it could seem a minor difference, those votes are significant because the U.S. President had a 1,267 vote lead a few hours earlier. | In Pennsylvania, wher…

Andrew Korybko (2020-11-06). The 2019 Bolivian Elections Fraud "Precedent" vs. The 2020 US Elections Fraud. globalresearch.ca The precedent established by the Organization of American States' claims that fraud was committed in the 2019 Bolivian presidential election after a suspicious delay in releasing the tally resulted in then-President Morales emerging the victor without a second round being …

Mark Fiore (2020-11-06). Screen Shot 2020-11-05 at 4.16.38 PM.png. progressive.org Trump and the Republicans know they can't win a national election with an outright majority, so they focus on winning by suppressing the vote and shouting 'fraud!'

Ajamu Baraka (2020-11-06). Confronting Bipartisan Repression and the US-led Axis of Domination Beyond Election Day. globalresearch.ca No matter who sits in the white peoples' house, we will have to continue to fight for social justice, democracy, and People(s)-Centered Human Rights. | "Our survival depends on seeing this violent, barbarian behemoth for what it is." | Chaos, violence, legal …

Eve Ottenberg (2020-11-06). U.S. Foreign Policy is a Failure, Whoever's President. counterpunch.org The world recognizes what U.S. elites don't: the utter, total American failure to contain Covid-19 has damaged U.S. standing and will do so until the virus is controlled. Meanwhile, regional powers, China and Russia, cooperate and share resources, particularly vaccines. Cuba provides treatments, but the U.S. turns up its nose at Cuban medicine, even if it means more American covid patients die — this, though Cuba's pharmacopeia for this plague appears superior. China sends doctors and medicines across the globe. Russia opts for sane herd immunity — through vaccination. These countries act like adults.

Alan Macleod (2020-11-06). Did Media Spiking the Ukraine-Burisma Story Win Joe Biden the Election? mintpressnews.com Whatever one thinks about Biden or Trump, or the veracity of the Burisma story, the way in which corporate media and social media giants unilaterally decided that Americans would not be able to decide for themselves raises profound questions about the nature of power and freedom of speech in society.

Paul Street (2020-11-06). An Omaha Stake in the Heart of Orange Satan? Early Reflections on the Election. counterpunch.org Surreal Politeness on "P"BS It was bizarre, surreal even, to watch Election Night on the "Public" Broadcasting System. It was like sitting in a family dinner or a church group meeting where too many of the attendees were right-wing and/or militantly nonpolitical to safely discuss anything political in an honest and serious way. Much if

WSWS (2020-11-06). US schools intensify student surveillance in the COVID-19 era. wsws.org Just last month, the University of Miami was caught using facial recognition technology to track down students who attended a peaceful protest against the school's reopening plans.

WSWS (2020-11-06). Workers Struggles: Europe, Middle East & Africa. wsws.org Spanish funeral workers in Madrid strike for more staff due to rising Covid deaths; Irish secondary school teachers vote to join growing global school walkouts against schools reopening; Union isolation paves way for sacking of Zimbabwean nurses on strike for four months…

G. Dunkel (2020-11-06). 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." . . . |

Fight Back (2020-11-06). New Orleans protesters march to defeat Trump, defend people's freedoms. fightbacknews.org New Orleans, LA – On November 4, a coalition of progressive groups took to the streets under the slogan "Defeat Trump!" As the rally moved through the central business district, speakers highlighted local issues and areas of action in the city. | While the march came after the national election, it made broad demands. The group united around a shared progressive agenda and the need for more coalition actions. Marchers chanted, "Count the votes!" and "No justice, no peace, no racist police!" They also shouted their demands for housing, quality healthcare, economic relief, safe education, prison abolition and more.

_____ (2020-11-06). Weekly News Review : 31st Oct — 6th Nov. truepublica.org.uk Editors Weekly Poke These are extraordinary and challenging times. The lockdown in England and the US election reminds us of this. Many are still thinking — what is going on and who do we trust. The immediate question is will Donald Trump go if he loses without an undignified exit that may well stoke already …

_____ (2020-11-06). Twitter Double Downs on Censorship With Renewed Warnings on Trump Tweets. strategic-culture.org Jonathan TURLEY | We have been discussing the rising private censorship on the Internet

_____ (2020-11-06). Trump's Bid to Stop the Count Risks Turning America Into an 'Illiberal Democracy' like Turkey. strategic-culture.org Patrick COCKBURN | By claiming victory in the presidential election while it is still in the balance, President This approach is a rerun of the strategy employed by several populist national leaders across the world in recent years to stay in power by prematurely claiming a win at the polls, and then manipulating the final result in their favour through their control of state institutions, such as election supervisory boards and th…

Claus Leggewie (2020-11-06). The election as a farce: Donald Trump and the rise of the autocrats. indybay.org To elect a demagogue is always dangerous, but it does not condemn a country to the collapse of its democracy. Strong institutions can keep corrupt or autocratic leaders in check. That is exactly what the U.S. Constitution is designed to do, and for much of our history it has been successful in doing so.

Mobilize (2020-11-06). Oakland Demands that All Votes Be Counted After Trump Claims False Victory. indybay.org Just after 2am on November 4, Trump declared vic ≠to ≠ry in the 2020 pres ≠i ≠den ≠tial election and insisted that all vote count ≠ing stop. Activists were ready to defend the democratic process with a protest in Oakland, one of many in the San Francisco Bay area and across the nation.

Unnamed Nurse (2020-11-06). Video: British Healthcare Assistant Reveals the Lies on Covid Testing and the Lockdown. We Say No the Army and the Police. globalresearch.ca Transcript by Rawan R. Mhamsa | Oh, working as a healthcare assistant for the NHS. I don't think that the uniform to prove that I work for them, but today I'm publicly resigning. | OK, well. | I'm wearing this uniform sadly for …

Johanna Ross (2020-11-06). Former British Prime Minister May Leads Lockdown Rebellion as UK Struggles Against Second COVID Wave. globalresearch.ca Former Prime Minister Theresa May has led a backbench rebellion against a second lockdown, demanding the government provide more statistics on the adverse harm the first lockdown had on people's health. A total of fifty Conservative MPs rebelled against the …

The Canary (2020-11-06). Met Police criticised after arresting 190 protesters and threatening journalists. thecanary.co Police have arrested 190 anti-lockdown protesters as hundreds of people marched through the streets of central London on the day tougher coronavirus (Covid-19) rules came into force in England. Officers also threatened members of the press who were covering the event, claiming they needed their permission to cover the protest.Restrictions: Officers urged demonstrators to go home as they took to the streets near Trafalgar Square on the evening of 5 November, warning those who had gathered that they were breaching coronavirus restrictions.Protesters, very few of whom were wearing face coverings, began to wal…

_____ (2020-11-06). Protesters Demand Elections Remain Untampered Across United States. popularresistance.org "Don't let Trump steal the election!" warned graphics shared on social media inviting protesters to a National Day of Protest for a People's Mandate in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The mandate sought to address what organizers from the National Alliance Against Racist & Political Repression called a "triple pandemic" of racism, COVID-19, and economic recession. | Earlier that day, before all votes from the 2020 elections had been counted, the 45th President prematurely declared victory in at least three states.

Staff (2020-11-06). Headlines for November 6, 2020. democracynow.org Biden Takes Lead in Georgia & Pennsylvania, Moving Him Closer to Presidency, Biden Calls for Counting Every Ballot; Trump Claims Dems Are Stealing Election, Trump Campaign Faces Legal Setbacks in Election-Related Lawsuits, Trump Campaign Adviser: "Hopefully Amy Coney Barrett Will Come Through" to Help Trump Win Election, Sen. Graham: State GOP Lawmakers Should Consider Invalidating Election Results, Philly Police Foil QAnon-Linked Plot to Attack Ballot-Counting Site, Bannon Calls for Beheading of Dr. Fauci & FBI Director Wray, 18 Protesters Arrested in NYC in Demo Against Trump Stealing Election, Georgia May Have…

Mohammad Ersan (2020-11-06). Covid tears through Jordan on eve of parliamentary elections. middleeasteye.net Covid tears through Jordan on eve of parliamentary elections | After managing to keep a lid on coronavirus for months, the kingdom's healthcare system is overwhelmed and a senior official is being treated in Jerusalem | Fri, 11/06/2020 – 14: 58 | A man walks past a poster of one of the candidates ahead of parliamentary elections on 10 November, amid a second wave of the coronavirus (Reuters) | O…

MEE staff (2020-11-06). Israeli forces stop Palestinians attending Friday prayers at Al-Aqsa. middleeasteye.net Israeli forces stop Palestinians attending Friday prayers at Al-Aqsa | Worshippers barred from West Bank entry, with makeshift barriers erected at three gates in East Jerusalem's Old City | Fri, 11/06/2020 – 13: 53 | Palestinians, unable to reach the Al-Aqsa mosque compound amid strengthened restriction due to the coronavirus, perform Friday prayers in front of the Lion's Gate on 25 September (AFP) | Israeli f…

news.un (2020-11-06). Long-term displacement worries for families hit hard by 'super typhoon' Goni. news.un.org The trail of devastation left by Typhoon Goni in the Philippines, runs straight through some heavily populated areas — including places where COVID-19 cases are high, and where returning migrants are concentrated – UN agencies reported on Friday.

news.un (2020-11-06). World can save lives and 'end this pandemic, together' — WHO chief. news.un.org As the COVID-19 pandemic continues evolving, the world must "take all opportunities to learn and improve the response as we go", the UN health agency chief said on Friday.

news.un (2020-11-06). 'Emergency action' needed to prevent major polio, measles epidemics. news.un.org Globally, millions of children are at a heightened risk of polio and measles — dangerous but preventable diseases — amid disruptions to vital immunization programmes due to the coronavirus pandemic, UN Children's Fund (UNICEF) and World Health Organization (WHO) have said.

Jeremy Brecher (2020-11-06). People Power in the Coronavirus Depression. zcomm.org Whatever the future may hold, it is time to pay attention to what working people are already doing, and what potentials for self-organization and action that may open up for the future…

Staff (2020-11-06). Labor Organizer: I Witnessed Bush Steal 2000 Election in Florida. We Can't Let Trump Steal This One. democracynow.org We look at Donald Trump's attempts to undermine the U.S. presidential election with Jane McAlevey, a union organizer, negotiator and senior policy fellow at UC Berkeley's Labor Center who was an eyewitness to the 2000 Florida recount. She says the 2000 election holds lessons for today, when Democrats allowed Republicans to claim a controversial victory. "We have to have a counternarrative. We have to have very large numbers of people in the streets," she says.

Leon Kunstenaar (2020-11-06). SF Rally to Protect the Vote. indybay.org As Trump attacks election's integrity, SF and Bay Area mobilize to defend…

_____ (2020-11-06). American Election Is Not a Reset For Better Global Relations. strategic-culture.org One contradiction about the American presidential election is this: for all the intense media attention and commentary around the world one would expect the result to perhaps portend immense consequence. The mundane reality, though, is that there will be little of appreciable consequence for US relations with the rest of the world. | The United States will continue to conduct itself as if it is above international law, interfering in other nations' affairs, abusing its privileged dollar fiat currency, and unilaterally using violence and war to enforce its objective when it deems necessary. | Every American presid…

Morning Star (2020-11-06). IMF-backed president claims victory in Ivory Coast election, 30 killed. peoplesworld.org Ivory Coast's electoral commission says that President Alassane Ouattara overwhelmingly won Saturday's election, handing him a third term in office following a boycott from the opposition. Fears that the decision could trigger violence were raised after security forces broke up an opposition press conference on Tuesday afternoon and fired tear gas to disperse international journalists …

Roger Harris (2020-11-06). Leveraging the Ruling Class's Loss of Legitimacy. counterpunch.org The polls closed with "no winner yet in cliffhanger presidential election," as of Wednesday evening. Despite a period of uncertainty, which is typically the nemesis of Wall Street, the Dow climbed 0.9%, the S&P 500 opened 1.5% higher, and the Nasdaq Composite jumped 2.6%. The explanation is that the financial elites know that they win

Philip Giraldi (2020-11-06). Imperial Overstretch Arrives: Americans Do Not Need the American Empire. globalresearch.ca This piece is being written as voters are going to the polls on election day in the United States. While it has been useful to consider how things might change, possibly for the worse, one must also recognize that much …

Taylor Pendergrass (2020-11-06). Criminal Justice Reform Takes Another Big, Messy Step Forward in 2020 Elections. aclu.org Criminal justice reform was a key issue in Tuesday night's elections, from the presidential race all the way down to municipal ballot initiatives., , One exciting indication of just how far the movement to end mass incarceration has come? On Election Day it used to be possible to round up all reform-related electoral results in a few bullet points, but this week, there were so many criminal justice victories that it is impossible to summarize them all in a few paragraphs., , Below are some of the highlights we were tracked most closely on election night. These results show a vibrant movement growing in stren…

ACLU (2020-11-06). Friday 11/6: Post-Election Town Hall w/ ACLU Leaders in Battle Ground States. indybay.org Online/virtual town hall…

Moms Rising (2020-11-06). Thursday 11/5: #CountEveryVote: Post-Election Webinar on Next Steps & Taking Action w/ Moms Rising. indybay.org Online event…

Bay Area defends election (2020-11-06). Photos from San Jose Rally to Protect the Vote. indybay.org San Jose holds one of many Bay Area November 4 rallies to protect the vote…

Labor Video Project (2020-11-06). 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.

news.un (2020-11-06). UN chief calls for 'peaceful, orderly and credible' elections in Myanmar. news.un.org Ahead of elections in Myanmar on 8 November, UN Secretary-General António Guterres has stated his hope that the vote would help advance "inclusive sustainable development" across the country.

Rebecca Gordon (2020-11-06). Our Fight Can't Stop After This Election. thenation.com Our Fight Can't Stop After This Election…

Bay Area defends election (2020-11-06). Photos from Mountain View & Palo Alto Rally to Protect the Vote. indybay.org Mountain View and Palo Alto hold one of many Bay Area November 4 rallies to protect the vote…

Nadda Osman (2020-11-06). US elections 2020: Muslim American candidates who made history. middleeasteye.net US elections 2020: Muslim American candidates who made history | In state legislatures across the country, Muslim Americans won seats and broke barriers | Fri, 11/06/2020 – 14: 48 | Several prominent Muslim Americans made strides in House of Representatives and won seats in state legislatures | While all eyes are on the US presidential election and the votes being counted, prominent Muslim Americans have…

Richard D. Wolff (2020-11-06). Why Capitalism Was Destined to Come Out on Top in the 2020 Election. counterpunch.org No matter who "won" the U.S. election, what will not change is the capitalist organization of the country's economy. The great majority of enterprises will continue to be owned and operated by a small minority of Americans. They will continue to use their positions atop the capitalist system to expand their wealth, "economize their labor costs," and thereby deepen the United States' inequalities of wealth and income.

Mark Gruenberg (2020-11-06). Rev. Barber, Rev. Theoharis see the fall of the GOP Southern Strategy. peoplesworld.org The campaign for the 2020 election may be over, but the New Poor People's Campaign isn't stopping. It's just re-charting how to achieve its goals, its co-chairs say. In an NPPC post-election review, posted on Nov. 6 on its YouTube channel and its website, www.poorpeoplescampaign.org, the Revs. William Barber II and Liz Theoharis said the …

CounterSpin (2020-11-06). Steven Rosenfeld on Vote Counting, Rey Fuentes on Rigging the Gig Economy. fair.org Media…

teleSUR (2020-11-06). Belize's General Elections to be Observed by Caricom Mission. telesurenglish.net The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) will be sending an Election Observation Mission (CEOM) to observe the 2020 General Elections in Belize on November 11th. | RELATED: | The Core Group, including the Chief of Mission, is expected to arrive Friday the 6th, and the remaining members are to come on Saturday and stay until November 13th. | Members of the seven-person Observation Mission come from Antigua and Barbuda, Grena…

Stephen Lendman (2020-11-06). US Hypocrisy, Not Democracy. Governance of, by and for "The Rich, Well-Born and Able" globalresearch.ca When farcical US elections are held, we the people have no say over who serves in high office or how the nation is run. | The nation's founders designed things this way, creating governance of, by, and for "the rich, well-born …

Staff (2020-11-06). Most Americans Trust the Post-Election Day Vote Counting Process — 1-in-5 Don't. truthout.org Most Americans are certain they know who has won the presidential election, and nearly seven in ten are confident that votes have been counted accurately, according to a new poll. |

People for the American Way (2020-11-06). Friday 11/6: Where We Go From Here Post-Election Briefting w/ People for the American Way. indybay.org Online via livestream…

Bay Area defends election (2020-11-06). Photos from Menlo Park Rally to Protect the Vote. indybay.org Menlo Park holds one of many Bay Area November 4 rallies to protect the vote…

National Lawyers Guild (2020-11-06). NLG Minnesota Condemns MPD For Mass Arrest of Hundreds, Including Minors. indybay.org Hundreds of post-election demonstrators were kettled and arbitrarily arrested last night on I-94 in Minneapolis.

Peoples Dispatch (2020-11-06). Trump continues campaign of lies, protests break out to protect the vote. peoplesdispatch.org As Joe Biden heads closer to victory, Donald Trump and the right-wing have launched a massive campaign of lies over the results. Protesters have taken to the streets across the US demanding that all votes be counted…

Norman Solomon (2020-11-06). Progressives Made Trump's Defeat Possible. indybay.org Now It's Time to Challenge Biden and Other Corporate Democrats.

MEE staff (2020-11-06). US removes Uighur group from terror list blamed by China for attacks. middleeasteye.net US removes Uighur group from terror list blamed by China for attacks | China frequently blames the East Turkestan Islamic Movement for attacks in Xinjiang, but scholars say Beijing has produced little evidence | Fri, 11/06/2020 – 22: 34 | The decision comes days before 12 November, the 76th and 87th anniversary of two short-lived Uighur republics, known as East Turkestan (AFP/File photo) | The United States ha…

Mehr News Agency (2020-11-06). 'Silk Road to expand economic ties between Iran, China'. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Nov. 07 (MNA) — Consul General of the Islamic Republic of Iran in shanghai said that the Silk Road will expand cultural and economic ties between Iran and China.

_____ (2020-11-06). Campaigners Take Direct Action As Palestinians Remember Balfour's Shameful Declaration. popularresistance.org 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 the collapse of the Ottoman Empire. That "national home" was to be created at the expense of the indigenous Palestinian population. According to a press release from campaign group Palestine Action: | This 67-word document presented by Arthur Balfour in 1917 paved the way for the ethnic cleansing of Palestine and the violent dispossession of 750,000 Palestinians —more than half the indigenous…

Pepe Escobar (2020-11-06). Banana Follies: the mother of all color revolutions. thealtworld.com In this gaming exercise the incumbent president, Buffoon, was painted red; the challenger, Corpse, blue | A gaming exercise of the perfect, indigenous color revolution, code-named Blue, was leaked from a major think tank established in the imperial lands that first designed the color revolution concept. | Not all the information disclosed here about the gaming of Blue has been declassified. That may well elicit a harsh response from the Deep State, even as a similar scenario was gamed by an outfit called Transition Integrity Project. | Both scenarios should qualify as predictive programming — with the Deep…

_____ (2020-11-06). Progressivism Versus Liberalism. strategic-culture.org An excellent example of the popular confusion between progressivism and liberalism is an article that was published at Strategic Culture on October 28th by Philip Giraldi, titled

Ramzy Baroud (2020-11-06). Escalating the demographic war: The strategic goal of Israeli racism in Palestine. mronline.org The discussion on institutional Israeli racism against its own Palestinian Arab population has all but ceased following the final approval of the discriminatory Nation-State Law in July 2018. Indeed, the latest addition to Israel's Basic Law is a mere start of a new government-espoused agenda that is designed to further marginalize over a fifth of …

Ramzy Baroud (2020-11-06). Macron's Incitement: 'Crisis in Islam' or French Politics? counterpunch.org There is no moral or ethical justification for the killing of innocent people, anywhere. Therefore, the murder of three people in the French city of Nice on October 29 must be wholly and unconditionally rejected as a hate crime, especially as it was carried out in a holy place, the Notre Dame Basilica. However, we

Alan Macleod (2020-11-06). Media Silence Marks Ongoing OPCW Cover-Up of Syria Chemical Weapons Scandal. mintpressnews.com "Clearly the U.S. and its allies do not want transparency and open debate about the OPCW Douma investigation, and one can only conclude that this is the case because they know full well that their claims cannot be substantiated. Smears and censorship are the only tactics they have left." – Propaganda Expert Piers Robinson…

Caitlin Johnstone (2020-11-06). Don't Fool Yourself: Your Biden Vote Was Not A "Vote Against Fascism" thealtworld.com Well…

Kim Scipes (2020-11-06). The AFL-CIO's Foreign Policy Program: Where Historians Now Stand. counterpunch.org Moving from being an area of study that had received only minimal and sporadic academic attention prior to 2010, the study of AFL/AFL-CIO foreign policy and operations (hereafter, critical US labor foreign policy studies) has taken a qualitative leap in garnering academic attention over the past ten years: this foreign policy program is increasingly being

Peoples Dispatch (2020-11-06). FARC party and Colombian national government sign peace commitments. peoplesdispatch.org The agreements between the FARC party and the Colombian national government are the outcome of the Pilgrimage for Life and Peace, made by hundreds of ex-combatants demanding compliance with peace accords…

MEE and agencies (2020-11-06). Facebook takes down alleged Muslim Brotherhood accounts sharing 'inauthentic' information. middleeasteye.net Facebook takes down alleged Muslim Brotherhood accounts sharing 'inauthentic' information | The accounts operated from Egypt, Morocco and Turkey and shared 'terrorism-related content' | Fri, 11/06/2020 – 14: 33 | Facebook removed nearly 8,000 pages involved in spreading misinformation in October (AFP) | Facebook has taken down a network of fake accounts operating across the Middle East and…

Gloria Rubac (2020-11-06). 'The State of Texas vs. Melissa'—a WW film review. workers.org "What I miss from the world is my children, them sitting around the kitchen table, me feeding them my food and them loving it and wanting more. I miss holding my children, smelling their hair." Melissa Lucio This is Melissa Lucio speaking about herself and her case. The case, that . . . |

Prabhat Patnaik (2020-11-06). India's move toward a de facto unitary state. mronline.org India is being pushed toward a de facto unitary state, with states being kept totally out of the loop in decision-making, as seen in the new agricultural laws, goods and services tax compensation, Jammu and Kashmir bifurcation and new National Education Policy.

Jeffrey St. Clair (2020-11-06). Roaming Charges: the Fog of Bores. counterpunch.org I keep hoping that one day there'll be a presidential candidate who just says very plainly: I don't want to invade anyone else's country or drone their wedding parties; I don't want to torture anyone; I don't want your family to go bankrupt from the bills for your daughter's chemo; I want you to be paid fairly for the work you do and not be preyed upon by bill collectors when you're unemployed; I want you to have a roof over your head and clean water to drink; I don't want your kids to go hungry at school or be thrown in jail for smoking grass or be shot by the police while walking home from the 7/11; I want you…

Joseph Scalia III (2020-11-06). Terra & Demos: A Unified Ethics for Conservation and the Human Quest. counterpunch.org Must you conform? is the question that haunts all men living in this time of crisis and decision. Upon the collective answer we make to this query rests the fate of our social order and the destiny of our children. — Robert Lindner (1956) One of the truest tests of integrity is its blunt refusal

Vijay Prashad (2020-11-06). Wage war against the philosophy of war. mronline.org In 1965, as India and Pakistan slipped into another war, Sahir Ludhianvi, one of the great Urdu poets of his generation, wrote a poem called Ai Sharif Insano ('O Nobel Souls').

Staff (2020-11-06). Puerto Ricans Vote to Narrowly Approve Controversial Statehood Referendum & Elect 4 LGBTQ Candidates. democracynow.org As most eyes were focused on the race for the White House, Puerto Rican voters on Tuesday narrowly approved a nonbinding statehood referendum. We get analysis from Democracy Now! co-host Juan González and speak with Afro-Puerto Rican human rights, feminist and LGBTQI activist Ana Irma Rivera Lassén, who was elected to the Puerto Rican Senate.

MEE and agencies (2020-11-06). US expected to sanction former Lebanon foreign minister Gebran Bassil. middleeasteye.net US expected to sanction former Lebanon foreign minister Gebran Bassil | Leader of Lebanon's Free Patriotic Movement to be sanctioned for assisting Hezbollah, says US newspaper | Fri, 11/06/2020 – 08: 15 | Gebran Bassil is the son-in-law of Lebanon President Michel Aoun (Reuters) | The United States is planning to sanction Gebran Bassil, the leader of Lebanon's Free Patriotic Movement (FPM)…

Robert Hunziker (2020-11-06). A Troubling Discovery in the Arctic. counterpunch.org A notable satellite-telephonic call to colleagues in late October from Swedish scientist àñrjan Gustafsson of Stockholm University briefly described a haunting discovery. On board the research ship R/V Akademik Keldysh, a 6,240-ton Russian scientific research vessel equipped with 17 on-board laboratories and a library, far off the coast of Russia, Dr. Gustafsson reported: "This East

Gordon Duff (2020-11-06). Putting the Pieces Together, an Intel Drop. thealtworld.com I began today setting up my JBL Boombox (Amazon/refurb) playing my running playlist. Normally, I would be roadtripping, visiting friends in the UK or family in Germany, family I miss. | The music is all I have that ties me to myself, Nina, Django, Ella and Vietnam era stuff. So many of us remain in Vietnam. I close my eyes and I am there, beautiful days looking across rice paddies, on landing ships, or sitting up on watch during ambushes. | It is frightening to think a year or so of one's life is defining. I found myself tested there in every way, loyalty to friends, compassion and conquering fear, 'the mind kill…

MEE staff (2020-11-06). Palestinian ends 103-day hunger strike after Israel agrees not to extend detention. middleeasteye.net Palestinian ends 103-day hunger strike after Israel agrees not to extend detention | Maher al-Akhras, set to be released at end of November, has spent nearly four months in detention without charge or trial | Fri, 11/06/2020 – 16: 56 | Palestinians carry placards demanding release of Maher al-Akhras at demonstration in Hebron (AFP) | Palestinian political prisoner Maher al-Akhras, who had been held without cha…

Peoples Dispatch (2020-11-06). Protests continue in Poland against anti-abortion court ruling. peoplesdispatch.org Progressive sections from across the world have expressed solidarity with Polish women who are protesting against the constitutional court order banning abortions in case of fetal defects. Solidarity events have been organized in several cities…

Raul Diego (2020-11-06). Mexico to Redraw Drug War Relationship with the US After Mexican General's Arrest. mintpressnews.com The United States gave Mexico no warning about the imminent arrest of one of its top generals following Attorney General Bill Barr's failure to provide the Mexican government information on American drug cartels.

Maxximilian Seijo (2020-11-06). Public Money, Public Media with Victor Pickard. mronline.org Victor Pickard joins Money on the Left to discuss the public bases and potentials of money and media in The United States. Professor of Media Policy and Political Economy at the Annenberg School for Communication at the University of Pennsylvania, Pickard is a prolific researcher and author of over one hundred articles and six books …

Joe Glenton (2020-11-06). Why is your power station wearing a poppy? Britain's last industry, Hugely Performative Patriotism, is thriving. thecanary.co The numbers are finally in. We can report that Gross Domestic Respect (GDR) is up by 20% this quarter. The evidence is all around us that Britain's last industry, Hugely Performative Patriotism, is thriving. | Now this veteran has recovered from last night's fireworks, let's have a look at some of the highlights of the 2020 poppy season so far. | We've got Yorkshire power stations wearing poppies: | t.co/fMCqb38ryT — BBC Yorkshire (@BBCLookNorth)

MEE staff (2020-11-06). US sanctions former Lebanon foreign minister Gebran Bassil. middleeasteye.net US sanctions former Lebanon foreign minister Gebran Bassil | Leader of Lebanon's Free Patriotic Movement sanctioned for assisting Hezbollah, says US Treasury | Fri, 11/06/2020 – 08: 15 | Gebran Bassil is the son-in-law of Lebanon President Michel Aoun (Reuters) | The United States has imposed sanctions on Gebran Bassil, the leader of Lebanon's Free Patriotic Movement (FPM) party founded by President Michel Aou…

Marilyn Bechtel (2020-11-06). Crowd in Oakland, Calif., demands: Count Every Vote. peoplesworld.org PROTECT THE RESULTS — FIND AN EVENT NEAR YOU OAKLAND, Calif. — Over a thousand masked, socially-distancing people filled City Hall's Frank Ogawa Plaza Nov. 4, joining labor, faith, and community speakers demanding that every vote is counted and democracy is upheld. Among over 60 organizations helping to organize the event: SEIU Local 1021, Ella …

Areeb Ullah (2020-11-06). London university to investigate professor over 'bullying' of Muslim academic. middleeasteye.net London university to investigate professor over 'bullying' of Muslim academic | King's College London says it is taking seriously complaints that Peter Neumann sought to 'intimidate and harass' Tarek Younis on Twitter | Fri, 11/06/2020 – 10: 46 | Professor Peter Neumann (R) denied claims that he bullied Dr Tarek Younis (L) on Twitter and apologised for the 'tone' he used (Supplied) | King's College Londo…

Eds. (2020-11-06). Being Jewish in North Islington Labour Party. mronline.org Calling for Jeremy Corbyn's reinstatement, Lynne Segal looks back on her experience of 40 years as a party member in his constituency.

Manuel García, Jr. (2020-11-06). Death-Grip by Fungal Ideas. counterpunch.org On 4 November 2020, Jeffrey St. Clair wrote: "I keep hoping that one day there'll be a presidential candidate who just says very plainly: I don't want to invade anyone else's country or drone their wedding parties; I don't want to torture anyone; I don't want your family to go bankrupt from the bills for

Oscar Grenfell (2020-11-06). New Documents Show Mueller Investigation Unable to Concoct Charges Against Assange and WikiLeaks. globalresearch.ca Previously redacted portions of the Mueller report into supposed Russian interference in the US, released this week, have shown that despite every effort, the Justice Department was unable to concoct evidence of any criminal wrongdoing on the part of WikiLeaks …

news.un (2020-11-06). Six humanitarians killed in 'obscene' attacks in one week. news.un.org The UN's top relief official has strongly condemned recent attacks on aid workers in different parts of the world, demanding that those who target humanitarians are brought to justice.

news.un (2020-11-06). Aid agencies call for urgent action to prevent famine in hunger hotspots. news.un.org People in four food insecurity "hotspots" inside Burkina Faso, northeastern Nigeria, South Sudan and Yemen, need help urgently to avoid sliding into famine, UN humanitarians said on Friday.

Greg Palast (2020-11-06). How the Republicans are stealing Georgia. zcomm.org Hundreds of thousands of people of color have had their names erased from the voter list in this vital state…

teleSUR (2020-11-06). Devastating Storm ETA Leaves 150 Dead or Missing in Guatemala. telesurenglish.net One of the fiercest storms to hit Central America in years, Eta on Friday dumped more torrential rain across large parts of Central America, and the US National Hurricane Center (NHC) warned "catastrophic flooding" in the region would continue. | RELATED: | The death toll in Central America from the devastating storm has soared after the Guatemalan military reached a remote mountainous village where torrential rains had triggered ca…

Staff (2020-11-06). Unemployment Falls to 6.9 Percent — But Don't Expect Improvements to Last. truthout.org The labor market continued to rebound from the spring shutdown, adding 638,000 jobs. The unemployment rate fell another percentage point to 6.9 percent. This still leaves the number of jobs 6.6 percent below the February level. | The jobs gains were broadly based across sectors. Construction added 84,000 jobs, which is consistent with other data showing a boom in residential construction. Employment in construction is now down by just 3.8 percent from its pre-pandemic level. Manufacturing also ha…

Fight Back (2020-11-06). Pro-cop DA Jackie Lacey defeated, millions vote in Los Angeles. fightbacknews.org Los Angeles, CA – More than 3 million voted by mail and in person on November 3 in Los Angeles. District Attorney Jackie Lacey was defeated in a hard-fought race for district attorney of Los Angeles County, the most populous in the United States. Reform candidate George Gascon beat Lacey. | For the past three years, Black Lives Matter-LA has led weekly protest rallies at the 'Hall of Injustice' office demanding prosecution of killer cops and chanting, "Jackie Lacey must go! Jackie Lacey will go!" The weekly protests were attended by many Black and Chicano families whose sons and daughters have been killed by LAP…

jenny miller (2020-11-06). 5G Fight Heats Up: Will Berkeley be Next Town Swept by Wildfire? indybay.org We're all familiar with the terrible wildfire devastation that has occurred in the towns of Paradise, Napa, Santa Rosa and elsewhere. You may also be aware of the "wildfire evacuation warning" recently issued by the city to people in the Berkeley hills. But what do these out of control wildfires have to do with the planned rollout of 1000 4G/5G installations in Berkeley?>

Salvatore Prinzi (2020-11-06). The complexity of Italy's anti-lockdown protests. zcomm.org Italian authorities have blamed "fringe elements" for the violence during the anti-lockdown protests, but the reality on the ground tells a different story…

Peter Linenthal (2020-11-06). Saturday 11/7: 21ST ANNUAL POTRERO HILL HISTORY NIGHT. indybay.org Event will take place online (Join via Zoom: HTTP: //POTRERO-HISTORY.COM/2020 )…

_____ (2020-11-06). Organizer Do's And Dont's- 101. popularresistance.org My license to speak about this comes from the fact I've been involved in organizing work since 1979 when I joined the Pan-Africanist Secretariat (Brother Oba T'Shaka for those that know) at 17 years old. In 1984, I heard Kwame Ture (Stokely Carmichael) speak and I joined the All African People's Revolutionary Party (A-APRP). I've been an organizer/member of the A-APRP ever since. That means decades of working with people, all types of people. I've worked in organizing efforts in Africa. In Europe. In the Caribbean.

news.un (2020-11-06). Ethiopia: 'Halt the violence', resolve grievances peacefully — UN rights chief. news.un.org The UN human rights chief called on Friday for the de-escalation of violence and military clashes across parts of Ethiopia, urging all those involved to "engage in a genuine, inclusive and credible dialogue to solve any differences through peaceful means".

WSWS (2020-11-06). Perpetrator of terror attack in Vienna was under state surveillance. wsws.org The terror attack in Vienna—in common with similar attacks in France, the UK and Germany—serves as a welcome pretext for governments to create police states aimed at protecting the ruling classes from popular opposition and anger.

David Giesen (2020-11-06). Saturday 11/7: Why Prop 15 ran so unconvincingly. indybay.org Join Zoom Meeting | zoom.us/j/93485129851?pwd=cTFRbUlQWkMzWm…

Peoples Dispatch (2020-11-06). Petition on Rupert Murdoch's media monopoly in Australia gets half a million signatures. peoplesdispatch.org The petition by Kevin Rudd over the virtual monopoly that Rupert Murdoch's News Corp holds over print media, has attracted massive support across the political spectrum in Australia…

Kevin Barry (2020-11-06). The True Story of the 1918 "Spanish Flu" globalresearch.ca For long version of original Kevin Barry article, click For over a century, various entities that are involved in the propaganda machinery that has been tasked by the powers-that-be to advance American patriotism and corporate profiteering …

Global Research News (2020-11-06). This Week's Most Popular Articles. globalresearch.ca

teleSUR (2020-11-06). 200 Years of the First Raising of Argentina's Flag in Malvinas. telesurenglish.net President Alberto Fernandez will preside over the commemoration to mark the 200 anniversary of the first raising of Argentina's national flag in the Malvinas Islands on Friday. | RELATED: | The main event will be held at the Olivos presidential residence and will be attended by Foreign Minister Felipe Sola and the Malvinas Secretary Daniel Filmus. Meanwhile, other activities are expected to take place nationwide, i…

news.un (2020-11-06). The natural environment is also a casualty of war, Guterres warns. news.un.org The UN Secretary-General has called for better management of natural resources and ecosystems, highlighting that doing so could pave a path towards peace in war-torn societies and help crisis-affected countries boost sustainable development.

Editor (2020-11-06). Victor Pickard: How to Save American Journalism. scheerpost.com Click to subscribe on: Apple / Spotify / Google Play It's no secret that the U.S. funding model for journalism is broken, and that this had terrible consequences for our democracy, but it may not be without repair. As advertising revenue newspapers once relied on has increasingly ended up in the pockets of big tech companies such as Google and Facebook, many have shut down their presses… |

Peoples Dispatch (2020-11-06). As protests continue, Polish government takes a step back in implementing anti-abortion law. peoplesdispatch.org Women's groups and progressive sections are continuing to hold massive protests across Poland against the anti-abortion ruling by the country's constitutional court. This has forced the conservative government led by the Law and Justice (PiS) party to delay the implementation of the verdict which was otherwise supposed to go in effect from November 2.

Peoples Dispatch (2020-11-06). Central America remains on high alert as Hurricane Eta wreaks havoc and kills dozens. peoplesdispatch.org Reports state that the devastating storm has claimed more than 70 lives, forced the evacuation of thousands of people and caused significant damage to infrastructure and homes throughout Central America…

Reinaldo Iturriza (2020-11-06). An important part of Chavismo is demanding its rightful place at the crest of the wave. zcomm.org Interview on the recently approved anti-blockade law and the debate it has generated, the electoral divisions that have opened up with the revolution, and the current state of Chavismo…

Marin Theatre Company (2020-11-06). Sunday 11/15: American Dreams. indybay.org Streaming via ZOOM: Ticket holders will be directed to the AmericanDreamsPlay.com website to access their show on the night of their ticket. There they will be asked to input their ticket confirmation number. This sends them into the opening questionnaire which is how the show starts! Once audiences fill out the questionnaire, they'll be sent into the performance "room".

Ashley Curtin (2020-11-06). Federal court rules against FDA's approval of genetically engineered salmon. nationofchange.org "Today's victory will stop FDA from green-lighting such dangerous technologies without fully considering their environmental risks."

Dan Sabbagh (2020-11-06). Labour's left calls for Jeremy Corbyn's suspension to be lifted. zcomm.org Unite leader calls action 'grave injustice', while Momentum says suspension is 'attack on the left'

Zoà´ Carpenter (2020-11-06). Portland Reelected 'Tear Gas Ted'—but Still Wants Police Reform. thenation.com Portland Reelected 'Tear Gas Ted'—but Still Wants Police Reform…

Jonathan Cook (2020-11-06). Corbyn was Never Going to get a Fair Hearing in the EHRC Antisemitism Report. dissidentvoice.org ‚Ä¢ This is the full version of an article published in edited form by Middle East Eye It was easy to miss the true significance of last week's Equalities and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) report on the British Labour Party and antisemitism amid the furore over the party suspending its former leader, Jeremy Corbyn. The …

Lynda Carson (2020-11-06). Big wins for progressives in Richmond's City Council. indybay.org Photo of Melvin Willis, Claudia Jimenez, and Gayle McLaughlin of the Richmond Progressive Alliance, who won their seats on November 3, 2020 on the Richmond City Council.

Animal Liberation Press Office (2020-11-06). FBI Visits Animal Liberation Press Officer's Home (New York). indybay.org Press Officer Gregston Van Pukeston's home was visited by the FBI on Wednesday, November 4 at around 11: 45 am. 2 men rang the door bell at Van Pukeston's home in New Paltz, NY, where they were summarily rebuffed.

Rohollah Faghihi (2020-11-06). Millions of Iranians at risk as US sanctions choke insulin supplies. zcomm.org New penalties have seen the diabetic treatment disappear from Iran's pharmacies and black market…

Center for Biological Diversity (2020-11-06). Thursday 11/5: Emergency Webinar: Critical Future of Wolf Protection w/ Center for Biological Diversity. indybay.org Online emergency webinar…

reenvia Red Latina sin fronteras (2020-11-06). Pueblos y Comunidades por la Biodiversidad. indybay.org Pueblos y Comunidades por la Biodiversidad: øQue son los TICCA?>

Jonathan Cook (2020-11-06). The Task before "Sleepy Joe" is to put Liberal America Right Back to Sleep. dissidentvoice.org At birth, all of us begin a journey that offers opportunities either to grow — not just physically, but mentally, emotionally and spiritually — or to stagnate. The journey we undertake lasts a lifetime, but there are dozens of moments each day when we have a choice to make tiny incremental gains in experience, wisdom …

teleSUR (2020-11-06). Iranian FM Arrives in Cuba After Completing Visit to Venezuela. telesurenglish.net Iranian Foreign Minister Mohamad Javad Zarif has arrived in Cuba, the second stop on his Latin American tour, to address mutual interest issues. As informed this Friday by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Islamic Republic of Iran, the Persian Diplomacy head is already in Havana, the Cuban capital, after having finished his official visit to Venezuela. | RELATED: | During his trip to Cuba, besides meeting…

Ahmad Al-Bazz (2020-11-06). Israel Carries Out Largest West Bank Demolition Operation in a Decade. globalresearch.ca In the

Tim Anderson (2020-11-06). Iran's Resistance Economy and Regional Integration. thealtworld.com Journal of World Sociopolitical Studies: | Abstract | Iran's 'resistance economy' is sometimes presented as defensive strategy. Despite Washington's 'New Middle East' wars and the rapid evaporation of expected benefits from the long JCPOA (nuclear deal) process, a certain illusion remains that a general 'normalisation' with the outside powers might still bring economic benefits to the country. Nevertheless, it remains true that, while Iran is a large country, pure self-sufficiency would impose physical limits. Therefore, the question that one may ask is what are the better economic opportunities for the n…

Marlee Kokotovic (2020-11-06). Deutsche Bank looking to sever ties with Trump and his massive debt. nationofchange.org Waiting until Trump leaves office would make it easier for the bank to demand repayment, sell the loans to another debtor, or foreclose if Trump can't pay off or refinance the loans.

Karen Conner (2020-11-06). Economy Adds 638,000 Jobs in October, Unemployment Falls to 6.9 Percent. cepr.net The number of multiple job holders stands at 17.8 percent below its year-ago level. The labor market continued to rebound from the spring shutdown, adding 638,000 jobs. The unemployment rate fell another percentage point to 6.9 percent. This still leaves the number of jobs 6.6 percent below the February level. The jobs gains were broadly …

imperial.ac.uk (2020-11-06). Imperial refreshes strategy for achieving excellence in research and education. imperial.ac.uk The College Strategy 2020-2025 will guide Imperial's mission to achieve enduring excellence in research and education for the benefit of society.

Peoples Dispatch (2020-11-06). MAS denounces explosion at campaign headquarters in La Paz. peoplesdispatch.org Sebastián Michel, the spokesperson of the Movement Towards Socialism — Political Instrument for People's Sovereignty (MAS-IPSP) denounced that on the night of Thursday November 5, a stick of dynamite exploded outside the door of the MAS-IPSP campaign headquarters. Michel reported that incoming president Luis Arce was in a meeting at the campaign house when the explosive detonated and that it occurred when far-right groups marched by. | Former Bolivian president Evo Morales

Dan Landau (2020-11-06). USA: Nearly a Quarter of a Million Empty Chairs. thenation.com USA: Nearly a Quarter of a Million Empty Chairs…

Nora Fernandez (2020-11-06). The Corporate Dictatorship of the Very Rich. globalresearch.ca I heard friends praising Bill Gates philanthropy a while ago; it still surprises me how people respond to billionaires. The wealthy improve their image financing self-serving projects they present as "serving others" but few question their motives or suspect them …

Lila Seidman (2020-11-06). Glendale confronts its racist past, apologizing for 'sundown' laws. zcomm.org Recognizing its own "dark past … puts us in a better moral position when we point to other historic crimes. It's kind of hard to do that when you're not willing to look at yourself."

Peoples Dispatch (2020-11-06). Israel destroys entire Palestinian village in a massive demolition operation. peoplesdispatch.org The demolition has left close to 80 Palestinians from the Bedouin herding-farming community displaced and homeless. 41 among them are children, according to the United Nations…

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WSWS (2020-11-06). UAW-GM Center for Human Resources, corporatist body at the center of union corruption scandal, sold for $34 million. wsws.org The Center for Human Resources and other joint program centers, funded with millions of dollars in corporate cash, epitomized the role of the UAW as a corporatist appendage of the auto companies.

imperial.ac.uk (2020-11-06). Friendship factors and solar storms: News from the College. imperial.ac.uk Here's a batch of fresh news and announcements from across Imperial.

Jonathan Cook (2020-11-06). The Task of 'Sleepy Joe' Is to Put Liberal America Right Back to Sleep. globalresearch.ca At birth, all of us begin a journey that offers opportunities either to grow — not just physically, but mentally, emotionally and spiritually — or to stagnate. The journey we undertake lasts a lifetime, but there are dozens of moments …

Eleanor J. Bader (2020-11-06). New Report Highlights Difficulties for LGBTQ+ Students. progressive.org A GLSEN study finds pervasive abuse against students in middle and high schools.

Rita Akayama (2020-11-05). Saturday 11/7: Stop Trump's Attempt to Steal the Elections & Violently Impose a Fascist America on World. indybay.org Embarcadero Plaza…

Lynda Carson (2020-11-05). 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!

Editor (2020-11-05). Chris Hedges: American Requiem. scheerpost.com Art by Mr. Fish / Original to Scheerpost] By Chris Hedges / Original to ScheerPost Well, it's over. Not the election. The capitalist democracy. However biased it was towards the interests of the rich and however hostile it was to the poor and minorities, the capitalist democracy at least offered the possibility of incremental and piecemeal reform. Now it is a corpse. The iconography and rhetoric… |

teleSUR (2020-11-05). 'New Peru' Leader Veronika Mendoza Will Run in 2021 Elections. telesurenglish.net The New Peru leader and former congresswoman Veronika Mendoza on Thursday officially announced her candidacy for the elections to take place in April 2021. | RELATED: | She made the announcement in the city of El Cusco on the occasion of the 240th anniversary of the beginning of the revolution undertaken by Tupac Amaru and Micaela Bastida. | She will run for Together for Peru and her Vice president posts will be a…

Dr. Jack Rasmus (2020-11-05). The Day After: US 2020 Election and Political Predictions. globalresearch.ca 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 …

teleSUR (2020-11-05). Trump Insists 'Illegal Votes' Depriving him of the Presidency. telesurenglish.net U.S. President Donald Trump is continuing to make false claims on the legality of ballots as new tallies showing a diminishing lead for Trump in Georgia and Pennsylvania. | RELATED: | During the White House briefing, Trump claimed that "legal votes" would point to his victory and that the inclusion of "illegal votes" may lead to a Joe Biden win. | "If you count the legal votes I easily win," Trump said, providing no evide…

Stephen Lendman (2020-11-05). Five Swing States to Decide US Presidential Election. globalresearch.ca After months of campaigning and a record $14 billion spent by the Trump and Biden teams, it all comes down to results in 5 battleground states. | Here's where things stand at the moment with vote counting still ongoing: | Pennsylvania: Trump …

RT (2020-11-05). Joe Biden sees 'NO DOUBT' of winning presidency, urges supporters to be patient, calls system 'envy of the world'. rt.com Democrat Joe Biden said he's certain he will soon be named the winner of Tuesday's presidential election and repeated his demand that all votes be counted amid allegations by President Donald Trump of fraudulent ballots. | "We have no doubt that when the count is finished, Senator [Kamala] Harris and I will be declared the winners," Biden said Thursday. "So, I ask everyone to stay calm, all people to stay calm. The process is working, the count is being completed, we'll know very soon." | I spent the afternoon attending briefings on the ongoing COVID-19 crisis and the state of the economy. Tune in as I provide…

Jessica Corbett, staff writer (2020-11-05). 'Gross Abuse' of Power, Says International Election Observer About Trump Lies of US Voter Fraud. commondreams.org "Baseless allegations of systematic deficiencies, notably by the incumbent president, including on election night, harm public trust in democratic institutions," the delegation concluded. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Ruth Conniff (2020-11-05). Why Trump Will Lose Wisconsin Recount. progressive.org Governor Tony Evers lashes out at Trump's claims of fraud as 'beyond irresponsible.'

Jacob G. Hornberger (2020-11-05). Don't Forget LBJ's Election Theft. globalresearch.ca The mainstream pro-Biden media is poking fun at Donald Trump's suggestion that there could be fraud involved in…

sputniknews (2020-11-05). 'Chill, Donald!' Teen Climate Activist Dunks on Trump's Post-Election Fuming With Ironic Tweet. sputniknews.com As US President Donald Trump takes his rage over the undecided election outcome to Twitter, he's gotten mockery from an unexpected source: 17-year-old autistic climate activist Greta Thunberg.

Jessica Corbett, staff writer (2020-11-05). Calling Trump's Repeated Election Lies 'Dangerous' to Democracy, Watchdogs Urge Twitter to Suspend His Account. commondreams.org www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

RT (2020-11-05). 'Willing to lose my business for what I believe in': UK gym owner ARRESTED & patrons fined hours into second Covid-19 lockdown. rt.com Police in Essex have arrested the owner of a Harlow gym on day one of the UK's draconian national lockdown, hours after she vowed to stay open and accused the government of inflating Covid-19 statistics. Patrons were also fined. | Video shot outside the Ripped Gym in Wych Elm on Thursday shows dozens of Essex Police officers and several police cars on the scene as an officer demands that a woman believed to be the owner accept a £1,000 fine for breaching the newly implemented lockdown. | Gym owner in Harlow, Essex arrested this morning for opening their business. | We need to see more of this non-complia…

The Canary (2020-11-05). Serco profits soar while Test and Trace reaches lowest ever proportion of contacts. thecanary.co The NHS Test and Trace system has reached the lowest ever proportion of contacts of people who tested positive for coronavirus (Covid-19) in England.Four in 10 close contacts of people who tested positive are still not being reached by the system, at the same time as it recorded its highest weekly number of positive cases.A total of 137,180 people tested positive for Covid-19 in England at least once in the week to 28 October — an increase of 8% on the previous week and the highest weekly number since Test and Trace was launched at the end of May.According to the latest figures, 59.9% of close contacts of pe…

Manlio Dinucci (2020-11-05). Fukushima, the Nuclear Pandemic Spreads. globalresearch.ca It was not Covid, therefore the news went almost unnoticed: Japan will release over a million tons of radioactive water from the Fukushima nuclear power plant into the sea. The catastrophic incident in Fukushima was triggered by the Tsunami that …

RT (2020-11-05). Kremlin says coronavirus situation 'tense but under control' as Omsk region health chief fired over shortage of beds. rt.com President Vladimir Putin's spokesman sought to reassure Russians on Thursday that the coronavirus pandemic in the country is under control. Meanwhile, a number of cities across the country are bracing for a rise in cases. | Dmitry Peskov told reporters that the president is aware of a number of failings of local healthcare systems, saying that "the epidemic is developing, and it is continuing. The situation is indeed very tense, but it is under control. Unfortunately, in some regions we see disruptions, the president knows about them and there is a system in place to respond to them." | The news comes as Russi…

Djillali Annane, Nicholas Heming, Lamiae Grimaldi-Bensouda, Véronique Frémeaux-Bacchi, Marie Vigan, Anne-Laure Roux, Armance Marchal, Hugues Michelon, Martin Rottman, Pierre Moine, for the Garches COVID 19 Collaborative Group (2020-11-05). Eculizumab as an emergency treatment for adult patients with severe COVID-19 in the intensive care unit: A proof-of-concept study. thelancet.com Findings from this proof-of-concept study suggest eculizumab may improve survival and reduce hypoxia in patients with severe COVID-19. Randomized studies evaluating the efficacy and safety of this treatment approach are needed.

_____ (2020-11-05). Teachers Walk Off The Job After COVID-19 Outbreak. popularresistance.org Teachers and support staff at Glamorgan Junior Public School, in the Toronto borough of Scarborough, walked off the job Monday to protest school authorities' decision to keep the school open despite a major COVID-19 outbreak. The outbreak was declared last Friday after nine teachers and two students tested positive for the potentially lethal virus. Fifty-eight students have been ordered to quarantine. | The work stoppage continued yesterday as reports emerged of a further student testing positive. The Toronto District School Board (TDSB) has flatly refused to close the school…

WSWS (2020-11-05). After delayed and inadequate lockdown measures, COVID-19 second wave overwhelms France. wsws.org The government's policies are dictated by its willingness to tolerate catastrophic levels of death.

A. Castellitto (2020-11-05). COVID Testing: We've Been Duped. globalresearch.ca Lost in this whole pandemic hysteria are some key considerations that when carefully analyzed place the whole COVID-19 narrative in a highly questionable light. The gatekeepers of information dissimulation are manufacturing consent at an alarming rate, but their fatigue is …

news.un (2020-11-05). Ahead of global health assembly, WHO stresses need for solidarity, preparation. news.un.org The COVID-19 pandemic can be defeated through science, solutions and solidarity, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Thursday, underlining one of its core messages throughout the crisis.

MEE correspondent (2020-11-05). Iranian press review: Lockdowns lead to marriages. middleeasteye.net Iranian press review: Lockdowns lead to marriages | Meanwhile, an aide to the supreme leader denies the Holocaust, widespread abuse reported in private rehab centres, and a top athlete practices in a field | Thu, 11/05/2020 – 14: 29 | A couple walks past a mural painted on the outer walls of the former US embassy in the Iranian capital Tehran on 20 September 2020 (AFP) | Lockdowns l…

teleSUR (2020-11-05). US COVID-19 Cases Surpass 9.5 Mln -Johns Hopkins University. telesurenglish.net The total number of COVID-19 cases in the United States surpassed 9.5 million on Thursday, according to the Center for Systems Science and Engineering (CSSE) at Johns Hopkins University. | U.S. COVID-19 case count rose to 9,516,790, with the national death toll reaching 234,011, as of 12: 25 p.m. local time (1625 GMT), according to the CSSE. | RELATED: | Texas recently surpassed California to become the U.S. state with the…

WSWS (2020-11-05). COVID-19 cases spike across US as health care workers struggle with understaffing in hospitals. wsws.org Nurses in California and Connecticut have held protests and strike votes to fight unsafe staffing levels as infections and hospitalizations rise across the US.

WSWS (2020-11-05). In closed-door meeting, top CEOs give Quebec Premier his marching orders. wsws.org Although the meeting was held in the greatest secrecy, there is no doubt that Legault was ordered to keep the economy "open" as COVID-19 cases surge, no matter the cost in human life.

The Canary (2020-11-05). About 30,000 health service staff off work due to coronavirus. thecanary.co Around 30,000 NHS staff are self-isolating or off work due to coronavirus (Covid-19), the organisation's chief executive has said. | Isolation: | NHS boss Simon Stevens said the numbers underlined the need to control the spread of coronavirus in order to protect the care that could be offered in the health service. Appearing at a Downing Street press conference on 5 November, he was asked if coronavirus-related restrictions could last into the new year to help keep routine NHS services going. | Simon said: This will be a function of how well we are collectively able to get the infection rate down over the…

Dr. Pascal Sacré (2020-11-05). The COVID-19 RT-PCR Test: How to Mislead All Humanity. Using a "Test" To Lock Down Society. globalresearch.ca The misuse of the RT-PCR technique is used as an intentional strategy by some governments, supported by scientific safety councils and by the dominant media, to justify the violation of a large number of constitutional rights, the destruction of the economy with the bankruptcy of entire active sectors of society,…

QuickTestNow (2020-11-05). 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.

Editor (2020-11-05). Este sistema está enfermo. workers.org La crisis de COVID-19 está arrojando una luz evidente sobre las contradicciones y los fracasos del capitalismo. Millones de vidas están en riesgo, y no tiene por qué ser así. Aquí en los Estados Unidos —un país que durante más de un siglo ha estado a la vanguardia de las . . . |

WSWS (2020-11-05). Three short films—including The Present, about the brutality of Israeli checkpoints. wsws.org Oppression of the Palestinians, child hunger and the COVID-19 pandemic are dealt with in two short films and an hour-long documentary.

WSWS (2020-11-05). Sri Lankan government rejects total lockdown amid surging COVID-19 infections. wsws.org The Rajapakse regime's decisions are aimed at continuing corporate operations, particularly factory production for exports, forcing workers to stay on the job.

Mehr News Agency (2020-11-05). COVID-19 kills almost 17 Iranians every hour. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Nov. 05 (MNA) — According to the latest announced figures by the Iranian Health Ministry, 406 patients have succumbed to the COVID-19 in the past 24 hours.

Unredacted (2020-11-05). It's All Wrong: Sage U.K. Forecast of 4,000 Deaths a Day Is 'Misleading'. globalresearch.ca The forecast of 4,000 people dying per day from COVID-19 by next month could be four or five times too high and does not reflect the current situation, a leading Oxford professor has warned. | The incredible figure was presented by…

WSWS (2020-11-05). Hospital fire in Brazil exposes criminal neglect of workers' lives. wsws.org A fire at a hospital in the state of Rio de Janeiro resulted in the deaths of eight people, at least three of them COVID-19 patients.

WSWS (2020-11-05). As Boris Johnson's partial lockdown begins: The working class must intervene to prevent COVID-19 catastrophe. wsws.org The Labour Party and the trade unions stand exposed by this crisis as accomplices of the Johnson government. Opposition to the government is growing, but it can only go forward by developing a new political programme and leadership.

WSWS (2020-11-05). College student, 20, found dead in dorm room after testing positive for COVID-19. wsws.org The young student died in her dorm room while in quarantine after testing positive for COVID-19 and being sent home from the hospital.

WSWS (2020-11-05). Surge in coronavirus pandemic produces deadly situation in hospitals throughout Europe. wsws.org Experts are warning of the consequences of a shortage of staff and intensive care beds as a massive increase in COVID-19 infections pushes hospitals throughout Europe to their limits.

RT (2020-11-05). Covid-19 death toll surpasses 6,000 in Sweden as PM warns situation 'going in wrong direction quickly'. rt.com With five more fatalities on Thursday, Sweden's Covid death toll has hit 6,002. The country is facing a "serious situation" due to a spike in infections, Prime Minister Stefan Lofven said as he himself went into isolation. | Lofven announced that he'll be working from home because a person from his social circle was in contact with someone who had been diagnosed with the coronavirus. | "It's the only responsible thing to do in this situation," the PM

teleSUR (2020-11-05). PAHO Praises Mexico's Handling of the COVID-19 Pandemic. telesurenglish.net The Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) highlighted Thursday Mexico's progress in reconverting hospitals to treat COVID-19 cases. | RELATED: | "It was not easy, mobility was reduced in almost all states to below 60 percent, and it is thanks to that effort, which is no less, in a country where half the population has to go out to work to survive, that this has been done," said PAHO's representative in Mexico Ch…

RT (2020-11-05). Italian regional leaders outraged over govt's coronavirus red zones policy. rt.com Local and regional politicians across Italy have expressed outrage over Rome's decision to single out certain areas and designate them Covid-19 red zones, as the country fights to control the spread of the virus. | The government has announced that four regions — Calabria, Lombardy, Piedmont and Valle d'Aosta — will be designated coronavirus red zones and face partial shutdowns, as part of Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte's plan to combat soaring case numbers. | Two other regions, Puglia and Sicily, will be labelled as orange zones, having some restrictions imposed upon them, while 14 regions will remai…

WSWS (2020-11-05). German teachers, students and parents oppose keeping schools open as pandemic spreads. wsws.org As new COVID-19 cases explode due to the German government's deliberate policy of mass infection, strong opposition to keeping schools open is growing.

The Canary (2020-11-05). What do the new lockdown rules mean for me? thecanary.co People in England have been ordered to stay at home for the next month in a bid to reverse the spread of coronavirus.But the nation's second national lockdown, beginning on Thursday, comes with a number of exceptions, including pupils continuing to go to school, limitless outdoor exercise and "safe visiting" for care home residents and their families.— When do the new rules come into force?The lockdown will run from 5 November until 2 December, after MPs voted overwhelmingly in favour of the new restrictions. | Boris Johnson has sought to reassure people the measures will be eased on 2 December as planned, a…

Mark Gruenberg (2020-11-05). Labor Department reports 21.5 million still getting jobless aid. peoplesworld.org WASHINGTON—New claims for jobless benefits, from people thrown out of work by the coronavirus pandemic and actions to counter the community spread of the plague, totaled 21.51 million for the week ending on Oct. 17, the Labor Department reported. That doesn't count new claims for state or federal jobless benefits since then, the Bureau of …

news.un (2020-11-05). Syria: No justification for chemical weapon use 'under any circumstances' — UN disarmament chief. news.un.org The top UN disarmament official on Thursday briefed the Security Council on progress made by Syria towards eliminating its chemicals weapons programme, complicated by the coronavirus pandemic.

Prof Michel Chossudovsky (2020-11-05). The Corona Pandemic and Trump's Trade War against China: America's Dependence on "Made in China". Potential Disruption of the US Economy. globalresearch.ca First published in May 2020, updated June 14, 2020 | What Prospects for trade relations with China, in the wake of the 2020 US November Presidential Election? | Introduction | The US has been threatening China with trade sanctions for several years. At …

The Canary (2020-11-05). Woman arrested trying to take 'deteriorating' 97-year-old mother out of care home. thecanary.co A woman was temporarily arrested and restrained by police after she attempted to take her 97-year-old mother out of a care home. | Video footage shared on social media by former Coronation Street actress Leandra Ashton appeared to capture part of the incident in a car park in Market Weighton in East Yorkshire on Tuesday. | In the two clips an upset Ashton claims she and her mother had taken her grandmother out of the home where she is "deteriorating" because they had not seen her for nine months. | The 97-year-old woman could be seen sitting in the passenger seat of a stationary car with a police vehicle parked i…

Brian Shilhavy (2020-11-05). Brainwashing the Masses: 6 Companies Own Almost All of the Media in the U.S. — Using Medical "Doctors" to Sell Their Message. globalresearch.ca The current "war against the Coronavirus" is primarily an information war, with the corporate media putting forth a unified message they want the public to believe, and any efforts to present alternative information is vigorously opposed and ridiculed. | Six …

WSWS (2020-11-05). Cases in El Paso, Texas spike as coronavirus hospitalizations surge nationwide. wsws.org There are currently a record 3.2 million active coronavirus cases in the United States, a number that has been steadily growing over the past two-and-a-half weeks.

Staff (2020-11-05). Arizona's Blue Shift Rooted in Years of Grassroots Latinx Organizing Against GOP's Xenophobia. democracynow.org One of the crucial states that could decide the presidential election is Arizona, where Joe Biden is leading Donald Trump with thousands of ballots left to count. Trump won Arizona in 2016, and if Biden's lead holds, he will be just the second Democratic presidential candidate to win the state since 1948. "The lion's share of the credit belongs to sustained community organizing in the state," says Marisa Franco, director and co-founder of Mijente, a national digital organizing hub for Latinx and Chicanx communities. She says the Trump administration has been disastrous for immigrants and immigrant rights groups,…

Kenny Stancil, staff writer (2020-11-05). Omar and Tlaib Credited as 'Major Factors' in Securing Biden Victories in Minnesota and Michigan. commondreams.org "You get what you organize for," said Rep. Ilhan Omar. "Direct voter contact wins elections," added Rep. Rashida Tlaib. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Maryam Jameela (2020-11-05). White community leaders must respond to the huge numbers of white people voting for Trump. thecanary.co Whatever the result of the US election, white America has once again chosen Trump's fascism.An

Michael Jansen (2020-11-05). What if Clinton Had Won the 2016 US Presidential Election Instead of Trump? globalresearch.ca What if Democrat Hillary Clinton had won the 2016 US presidential election instead of Donald Trump? The US and the world would have been spared four roller-coaster years of Trump, of his narcissism, ignorance and irrationality and his never …

Ralph Nader — Bruce Fein (2020-11-05). How Trump, Hannity and Limbaugh Violated Election Law. counterpunch.org Conservative media celebrities Sean Hannity and Rush Limbaugh have flagrantly violated the federal election law prohibition of donating anything of value exceeding $2,800 to a presidential candidate. The ongoing strategic collaboration between Trump, Hannity and Limbaugh is obvious and has been widely documented in newspapers and books. Both Hannity and Limbaugh have collaborated with President

Patricia Gorky (2020-11-05). Right wing mobilizations intensify racist voter suppression drive. liberationnews.org Right wing protesters mobilized in several hotspots across the country following Tuesday's election, using intimidation tactics in an attempt to tip the scales for Trump.

Kenny Stancil, staff writer (2020-11-05). 'Bernie Called It': Pre-Election Video of Sanders Warning Trump Would Try to Steal the Vote Goes Viral. commondreams.org "Now, in this unprecedented moment," Sen. Sanders said on Wednesday afternoon, "is the time to reaffirm our belief in democracy and to give states the time they need to count every ballot so that the will of the American people is heard." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Abdel Bari Atwan (2020-11-05). Thank you, President Trump. thealtworld.com for accelerating the decline of the USA as a global power | For the past half-century or more, most administrations in Washington have taken action to change regimes that oppose US political or military hegemony and even to redraw national borders, whether by the military, political or economic means. The USA now seems to be getting a self-administered dose of its own medicine. Change is coming to America, in terms both of its national identity and domestic politics and its status as a global superpower. And it is changed for the worse. | The peaceful transfer of power after elections was the bedrock of the U…

sputniknews (2020-11-05). Trump Delivers Remarks From White House Amid Tense Presidential Race. sputniknews.com As the vote to win the White House between incumbent President Donald Trump and Democratic candidate Joe Biden continues, the outcome remains unclear as votes in several key states have not yet been counted.

sputniknews (2020-11-05). 'We Can't Let That Happen': Trump Vows to Stop Democrats From 'Stealing' Election. sputniknews.com US President Donald Trump, who is trailing 40 Electoral College votes behind his Democratic opponent, claims he has "already decisively won" several states and will win the overall presidential election "if you count the legal votes."

Caitlin Johnstone (2020-11-05). Electoral Musings: Notes From The Edge Of The Narrative Matrix. thealtworld.com It is perfectly valid for the American public to express outrage over Trump's declaration of victory, but the entire American media and political class forever lost all legitimacy to condemn a nation's leader for illegitimately crowning themselves by backing the Venezuela coup. | ‚ùñ | Watching Democrats' inability to handily defeat a crazy reality TV host in two elections is like seeing someone pick a fight with a six year-old girl and getting their ass kicked, then coming back with a bunch of their friends and watching them all get carried off on stretchers. | ‚ùñ | All t…

teleSUR (2020-11-05). US Elections: Biden Has 264 Delegates to the Electoral College. telesurenglish.net Democratic candidate Joe Biden already has 264 delegates in the Electoral College and is one step closer to achieving the 270 delegates that would allow him to be elected as the next president. Republican candidate Donald Trump has garnered 214 delegates so far. | RELATED: | The differences in votes between the two candidates continue to be minimal in some key states. As of Thursday morning, attention remained focused on t…

sputniknews (2020-11-05). Polls Wrong Again! Professor Who Predicted Biden Landslide Victory Urges Analysts to Change Approach. sputniknews.com The results of United States presidential election have not yet been called. While Democratic candidate Joe Biden is currently on a course to win, his lead is not consistent with numerous pollsters who predicted that the former Vice President would win a landslide victory against Donald Trump.

Mehr News Agency (2020-11-05). Maduro slams US' giving democracy lessons to world. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Nov. 05 (MNA) — Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro says Washington is in no position to give lessons in democracy to the world as Donald Trump is apparently rejecting the early results of US election.

2020-11-06: Social Media Postees

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Did Media Spiking the Ukraine-Burisma Story Win Joe Biden the Election?
Alan Macleod | mintpressnews.com | 2020-11-06
Whatever one thinks about Biden or Trump, or the veracity of the Burisma story, the way in which corporate media and social media giants unilaterally decided that Americans would not be able to decide for themselves raises profound questions about the nature of power and freedom of speech in society.
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Philly activists fight back against election theft and economic crisis
Karamo Muchuri Sulieman | peoplesworld.org | 2020-11-06
PROTECT THE RESULTS — FIND AN EVENT NEAR YOU PHILADELPHIA–The counting of votes in Pennsylvania continues, as do the marches demanding that the results of the election be protected. Many throughout the Philadelphia area are protesting to ensure every vote is counted, but the complaints of demonstrators here are about more than just the election. …
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An Omaha Stake in the Heart of Orange Satan? Early Reflections on the Election
Paul Street | counterpunch.org | 2020-11-06
Surreal Politeness on "P"BS It was bizarre, surreal even, to watch Election Night on the "Public" Broadcasting System. It was like sitting in a family dinner or a church group meeting where too many of the attendees were right-wing and/or militantly nonpolitical to safely discuss anything political in an honest and serious way. Much if…
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Donald Trump and Being Deplorable
Dean Baker | counterpunch.org | 2020-11-06
As it increasingly looks like Joe Biden has won the election, I see many people around me appalled that so many of their fellow citizens can vote for someone as racist, sexist, and otherwise offensive as Donald Trump. Given what we know about the guy, and think everyone else should know about him as well,…
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The Election and the Empire
Ron Jacobs | counterpunch.org | 2020-11-06
When examining the activities of the US military it is essential to maintain the long view. In other words, despite the practice of looking at Pentagon activities in four-year spans that approximate the terms of the US president, the reality is that the military operates on its own timeline. This doesn't mean that what happens…
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Biden Leads in Georgia and Gets Closer To Trump in Pennsylvania
telesurenglish.net | 2020-11-06
Democratic candidate Joe Biden reversed the provisional results in the state of Georgia and beat the Republican candidate Donald Trump. | RELATED: | Trump Insists 'Illegal Votes' Depriving him of the Presidency | The latest data announced by local media around 4: 30 a.m. gave Biden an advantage over Trump of 917 votes. While it could seem a minor difference, those votes are significant because the U.S. President had a 1,267 vote lead a few hours earlier. | In Pennsylvania, wher…
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Mark Fiore | progressive.org | 2020-11-06
Trump and the Republicans know they can't win a national election with an outright majority, so they focus on winning by suppressing the vote and shouting 'fraud!'…
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The 2019 Bolivian Elections Fraud "Precedent" vs. The 2020 US Elections Fraud
Andrew Korybko | globalresearch.ca | 2020-11-06
The precedent established by the Organization of American States' claims that fraud was committed in the 2019 Bolivian presidential election after a suspicious delay in releasing the tally resulted in then-President Morales emerging the victor without a second round being …
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Mark Fiore | progressive.org | 2020-11-06
Trump and the Republicans know they can't win a national election with an outright majority, so they focus on winning by suppressing the vote and shouting 'fraud!'…
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Confronting Bipartisan Repression and the US-led Axis of Domination Beyond Election Day
Ajamu Baraka | globalresearch.ca | 2020-11-06
No matter who sits in the white peoples' house, we will have to continue to fight for social justice, democracy, and People(s)-Centered Human Rights. | "Our survival depends on seeing this violent, barbarian behemoth for what it is." | Chaos, violence, legal …
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How COVID-19 reveals inequalities in the U.S. economy
G. Dunkel | workers.org | 2020-11-06
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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Workers Struggles: Europe, Middle East & Africa
wsws.org | 2020-11-06
Spanish funeral workers in Madrid strike for more staff due to rising Covid deaths; Irish secondary school teachers vote to join growing global school walkouts against schools reopening; Union isolation paves way for sacking of Zimbabwean nurses on strike for four months…
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US schools intensify student surveillance in the COVID-19 era
wsws.org | 2020-11-06
Just last month, the University of Miami was caught using facial recognition technology to track down students who attended a peaceful protest against the school's reopening plans.
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PDF of November 5 issue
A. Majumdar | workers.org | 2020-11-06
Download the 12-page PDF. Elections sharpen anti-racist struggle Only fightback will stop racism, police terror Free Ant Smith ≠ — Drop the bogus charges now! Editorial: Count all the votes! ALSO: Pandemic inequalities; Boston workers win on safety; COVID‚Äê19 book censored. Confronting police brutality Black mother assaulted in Philly; Outrage over . . . | Continue reading PDF of November 5 issue at Workers.org
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Twitter Double Downs on Censorship With Renewed Warnings on Trump Tweets
_____ | strategic-culture.org | 2020-11-06
Jonathan TURLEY | We have been discussing the rising private censorship on the Internet demanded by Democratic leaders and meted out by companies like Twitter and Facebook. The original purpose of the Internet as a free and robust space for political and social expression is under attack as politicians demand greater levels of control to combat "disinformation."
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The election as a farce: Donald Trump and the rise of the autocrats
Claus Leggewie | indybay.org | 2020-11-06
To elect a demagogue is always dangerous, but it does not condemn a country to the collapse of its democracy. Strong institutions can keep corrupt or autocratic leaders in check. That is exactly what the U.S. Constitution is designed to do, and for much of our history it has been successful in doing so.
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Turkey says 'no change in relationship' if Joe Biden wins US presidency
MEE and agencies | middleeasteye.net | 2020-11-06
Turkey says 'no change in relationship' if Joe Biden wins US presidency | Despite fears in Ankara that Biden is pro-Kurdish, Turkey's foreign minister says his country will work with whoever wins | MEE and agencies | Fri, 11/06/2020 – 13: 29 | Then-Vice President Joe Biden (left) with President Recep Tayyip Erdogan in Ankara in 2016 (AFP) | Turkey said on Friday that it will continue to work with the United…
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US elections 2020: Turkey says 'no change in relationship' if Biden wins
MEE and agencies | middleeasteye.net | 2020-11-06
US elections 2020: Turkey says 'no change in relationship' if Biden wins | Despite fears in Ankara that Biden is pro-Kurdish, Turkey's foreign minister says his country will work with whoever wins | MEE and agencies | Fri, 11/06/2020 – 13: 29 | Then-Vice President Joe Biden (left) with President Recep Tayyip Erdogan in Ankara in 2016 (AFP) | Turkey said on Friday that it will continue to work with the United…
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World can save lives and 'end this pandemic, together' — WHO chief
news.un.org | 2020-11-06
As the COVID-19 pandemic continues evolving, the world must "take all opportunities to learn and improve the response as we go", the UN health agency chief said on Friday.
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Long-term displacement worries for families hit hard by 'super typhoon' Goni
news.un.org | 2020-11-06
The trail of devastation left by Typhoon Goni in the Philippines, runs straight through some heavily populated areas — including places where COVID-19 cases are high, and where returning migrants are concentrated – UN agencies reported on Friday.
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'Emergency action' needed to prevent major polio, measles epidemics
news.un.org | 2020-11-06
Globally, millions of children are at a heightened risk of polio and measles — dangerous but preventable diseases — amid disruptions to vital immunization programmes due to the coronavirus pandemic, UN Children's Fund (UNICEF) and World Health Organization (WHO) have said.
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Met Police criticised after arresting 190 protesters and threatening journalists
The Canary | thecanary.co | 2020-11-06
Police have arrested 190 anti-lockdown protesters as hundreds of people marched through the streets of central London on the day tougher coronavirus (Covid-19) rules came into force in England. Officers also threatened members of the press who were covering the event, claiming they needed their permission to cover the protest.Restrictions: Officers urged demonstrators to go home as they took to the streets near Trafalgar Square on the evening of 5 November, warning those who had gathered that they were breaching coronavirus restrictions.Protesters, very few of whom were wearing face coverings, began to wal…
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People Power in the Coronavirus Depression
Jeremy Brecher | zcomm.org | 2020-11-06
Whatever the future may hold, it is time to pay attention to what working people are already doing, and what potentials for self-organization and action that may open up for the future…
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Former British Prime Minister May Leads Lockdown Rebellion as UK Struggles Against Second COVID Wave
Johanna Ross | globalresearch.ca | 2020-11-06
Former Prime Minister Theresa May has led a backbench rebellion against a second lockdown, demanding the government provide more statistics on the adverse harm the first lockdown had on people's health. A total of fifty Conservative MPs rebelled against the …
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Video: British Healthcare Assistant Reveals the Lies on Covid Testing and the Lockdown. We Say No the Army and the Police
Unnamed Nurse | globalresearch.ca | 2020-11-06
Transcript by Rawan R. Mhamsa | Oh, working as a healthcare assistant for the NHS. I don't think that the uniform to prove that I work for them, but today I'm publicly resigning. | OK, well. | I'm wearing this uniform sadly for …
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US elections 2020: What happens if Donald Trump loses and refuses to concede?
Umar A Farooq | middleeasteye.net | 2020-11-06
US elections 2020: What happens if Donald Trump loses and refuses to concede? | It would be the first time in US history that a losing candidate has not conceded defeat | Umar A Farooq | Fri, 11/06/2020 – 17: 30 | Donald Trump has cited without evidence incidents of irregularities that he claims gave the Democrats an advantage (AFP) | Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden is knocking on the doors of the Whit…
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Protesters Demand Elections Remain Untampered Across United States
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2020-11-06
"Don't let Trump steal the election!" warned graphics shared on social media inviting protesters to a National Day of Protest for a People's Mandate in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The mandate sought to address what organizers from the National Alliance Against Racist & Political Repression called a "triple pandemic" of racism, COVID-19, and economic recession. | Earlier that day, before all votes from the 2020 elections had been counted, the 45th President prematurely declared victory in at least three states.
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Covid tears through Jordan on eve of parliamentary elections
Mohammad Ersan | middleeasteye.net | 2020-11-06
Covid tears through Jordan on eve of parliamentary elections | After managing to keep a lid on coronavirus for months, the kingdom's healthcare system is overwhelmed and a senior official is being treated in Jerusalem | Mohammad Ersan | Fri, 11/06/2020 – 14: 58 | A man walks past a poster of one of the candidates ahead of parliamentary elections on 10 November, amid a second wave of the coronavirus (Reuters) | O…
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Covid tears through Jordan on eve of parliamentary elections
Mohammad Ersan | middleeasteye.net | 2020-11-06
Covid tears through Jordan on eve of parliamentary elections | After managing to keep a lid on coronavirus for months, the kingdom's healthcare system is overwhelmed and a senior official is being treated in Jerusalem | Mohammad Ersan | Fri, 11/06/2020 – 14: 58 | A man walks past a poster of one of the candidates ahead of parliamentary elections on 10 November, amid a second wave of the coronavirus (Reuters) | O…
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Israeli forces stop Palestinians attending Friday prayers at Al-Aqsa
MEE staff | middleeasteye.net | 2020-11-06
Israeli forces stop Palestinians attending Friday prayers at Al-Aqsa | Worshippers barred from West Bank entry, with makeshift barriers erected at three gates in East Jerusalem's Old City | MEE staff | Fri, 11/06/2020 – 13: 53 | Palestinians, unable to reach the Al-Aqsa mosque compound amid strengthened restriction due to the coronavirus, perform Friday prayers in front of the Lion's Gate on 25 September (AFP) | Israeli f…
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Trump's Bid to Stop the Count Risks Turning America Into an 'Illiberal Democracy' like Turkey
_____ | strategic-culture.org | 2020-11-06
Patrick COCKBURN | By claiming victory in the presidential election while it is still in the balance, President Trump is following what could be called "the Turkish playbook" in his determination to stay in the White House. | This approach is a rerun of the strategy employed by several populist national leaders across the world in recent years to stay in power by prematurely claiming a win at the polls, and then manipulating the final result in their favour through their control of state institutions, such as election supervisory boards and th…
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Oakland Demands that All Votes Be Counted After Trump Claims False Victory
Mobilize | indybay.org | 2020-11-06
Just after 2am on November 4, Trump declared vic ≠to ≠ry in the 2020 pres ≠i ≠den ≠tial election and insisted that all vote count ≠ing stop. Activists were ready to defend the democratic process with a protest in Oakland, one of many in the San Francisco Bay area and across the nation.
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Labor Organizer: I Witnessed Bush Steal 2000 Election in Florida. We Can't Let Trump Steal This One
Staff | democracynow.org | 2020-11-06
We look at Donald Trump's attempts to undermine the U.S. presidential election with Jane McAlevey, a union organizer, negotiator and senior policy fellow at UC Berkeley's Labor Center who was an eyewitness to the 2000 Florida recount. She says the 2000 election holds lessons for today, when Democrats allowed Republicans to claim a controversial victory. "We have to have a counternarrative. We have to have very large numbers of people in the streets," she says.
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New Orleans protesters march to defeat Trump, defend people's freedoms
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2020-11-06
New Orleans, LA – On November 4, a coalition of progressive groups took to the streets under the slogan "Defeat Trump!" As the rally moved through the central business district, speakers highlighted local issues and areas of action in the city. | While the march came after the national election, it made broad demands. The group united around a shared progressive agenda and the need for more coalition actions. Marchers chanted, "Count the votes!" and "No justice, no peace, no racist police!" They also shouted their demands for housing, quality healthcare, economic relief, safe education, prison abolition and…
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SF Rally to Protect the Vote
Leon Kunstenaar | indybay.org | 2020-11-06
As Trump attacks election's integrity, SF and Bay Area mobilize to defend…
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Weekly News Review : 31st Oct — 6th Nov
graham | truepublica.org.uk | 2020-11-06
Editors Weekly Poke These are extraordinary and challenging times. The lockdown in England and the US election reminds us of this. Many are still thinking — what is going on and who do we trust. The immediate question is will Donald Trump go if he loses without an undignified exit that may well stoke already …
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American Election Is Not a Reset For Better Global Relations
_____ | strategic-culture.org | 2020-11-06
One contradiction about the American presidential election is this: for all the intense media attention and commentary around the world one would expect the result to perhaps portend immense consequence. The mundane reality, though, is that there will be little of appreciable consequence for US relations with the rest of the world. | The United States will continue to conduct itself as if it is above international law, interfering in other nations' affairs, abusing its privileged dollar fiat currency, and unilaterally using violence and war to enforce its objective when it deems necessary. | Every American presid…
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IMF-backed president claims victory in Ivory Coast election, 30 killed
Morning Star | peoplesworld.org | 2020-11-06
Ivory Coast's electoral commission says that President Alassane Ouattara overwhelmingly won Saturday's election, handing him a third term in office following a boycott from the opposition. Fears that the decision could trigger violence were raised after security forces broke up an opposition press conference on Tuesday afternoon and fired tear gas to disperse international journalists …
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Leveraging the Ruling Class's Loss of Legitimacy
Roger Harris | counterpunch.org | 2020-11-06
The polls closed with "no winner yet in cliffhanger presidential election," as of Wednesday evening. Despite a period of uncertainty, which is typically the nemesis of Wall Street, the Dow climbed 0.9%, the S&P 500 opened 1.5% higher, and the Nasdaq Composite jumped 2.6%. The explanation is that the financial elites know that they win…
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Imperial Overstretch Arrives: Americans Do Not Need the American Empire
Philip Giraldi | globalresearch.ca | 2020-11-06
This piece is being written as voters are going to the polls on election day in the United States. While it has been useful to consider how things might change, possibly for the worse, one must also recognize that much …
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Rev. Barber, Rev. Theoharis see the fall of the GOP Southern Strategy
Mark Gruenberg | peoplesworld.org | 2020-11-06
The campaign for the 2020 election may be over, but the New Poor People's Campaign isn't stopping. It's just re-charting how to achieve its goals, its co-chairs say. In an NPPC post-election review, posted on Nov. 6 on its YouTube channel and its website, www.poorpeoplescampaign.org, the Revs. William Barber II and Liz Theoharis said the …
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US Hypocrisy, Not Democracy. Governance of, by and for "The Rich, Well-Born and Able"
Stephen Lendman | globalresearch.ca | 2020-11-06
When farcical US elections are held, we the people have no say over who serves in high office or how the nation is run. | The nation's founders designed things this way, creating governance of, by, and for "the rich, well-born …
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Friday 11/6: Post-Election Town Hall w/ ACLU Leaders in Battle Ground States
ACLU | indybay.org | 2020-11-06
Online/virtual town hall…
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Photos from Mountain View & Palo Alto Rally to Protect the Vote
Bay Area defends election | indybay.org | 2020-11-06
Mountain View and Palo Alto hold one of many Bay Area November 4 rallies to protect the vote…
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/11/05/1883817…

Friday 11/6: Where We Go From Here Post-Election Briefting w/ People for the American Way
People for the American Way | indybay.org | 2020-11-06
Online via livestream…
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Thursday 11/5: #CountEveryVote: Post-Election Webinar on Next Steps & Taking Action w/ Moms Rising
Moms Rising | indybay.org | 2020-11-06
Online event…
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Why Capitalism Was Destined to Come Out on Top in the 2020 Election
Richard D. Wolff | counterpunch.org | 2020-11-06
No matter who "won" the U.S. election, what will not change is the capitalist organization of the country's economy. The great majority of enterprises will continue to be owned and operated by a small minority of Americans. They will continue to use their positions atop the capitalist system to expand their wealth, "economize their labor costs," and thereby deepen the United States' inequalities of wealth and income.
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Our Fight Can't Stop After This Election
Rebecca Gordon | thenation.com | 2020-11-06
Our Fight Can't Stop After This Election…
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Belize's General Elections to be Observed by Caricom Mission
telesurenglish.net | 2020-11-06
The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) will be sending an Election Observation Mission (CEOM) to observe the 2020 General Elections in Belize on November 11th. | RELATED: | Ralph Gonsalves' ULP Re-Elected in St. Vincent & the Grenadines | The Core Group, including the Chief of Mission, is expected to arrive Friday the 6th, and the remaining members are to come on Saturday and stay until November 13th. | Members of the seven-person Observation Mission come from Antigua and Barbuda, Grena…
telesurenglish.net/news/belizes-general-…

US elections 2020: Muslim American candidates who made history
Nadda Osman | middleeasteye.net | 2020-11-06
US elections 2020: Muslim American candidates who made history | In state legislatures across the country, Muslim Americans won seats and broke barriers | Nadda Osman | Fri, 11/06/2020 – 14: 48 | Several prominent Muslim Americans made strides in House of Representatives and won seats in state legislatures | While all eyes are on the US presidential election and the votes being counted, prominent Muslim Americans have…
www.middleeasteye.net/news/us-elections-…

Criminal Justice Reform Takes Another Big, Messy Step Forward in 2020 Elections
Taylor Pendergrass | aclu.org | 2020-11-06
Criminal justice reform was a key issue in Tuesday night's elections, from the presidential race all the way down to municipal ballot initiatives., , One exciting indication of just how far the movement to end mass incarceration has come? On Election Day it used to be possible to round up all reform-related electoral results in a few bullet points, but this week, there were so many criminal justice victories that it is impossible to summarize them all in a few paragraphs., , Below are some of the highlights we were tracked most closely on election night. These results show a vibrant movement growing in stren…
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NLG Minnesota Condemns MPD For Mass Arrest of Hundreds, Including Minors
National Lawyers Guild | indybay.org | 2020-11-06
Hundreds of post-election demonstrators were kettled and arbitrarily arrested last night on I-94 in Minneapolis.
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/11/05/1883814…

UN chief calls for 'peaceful, orderly and credible' elections in Myanmar
news.un.org | 2020-11-06
Ahead of elections in Myanmar on 8 November, UN Secretary-General António Guterres has stated his hope that the vote would help advance "inclusive sustainable development" across the country.
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The Day After Election Protest "Count Every Ballot" In Oakland
Labor Video Project | indybay.org | 2020-11-06
Hundreds of people in Oakland rallied at Oscar Grant Plaza to demand that every ballot be counted.
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/11/04/1883809…

Photos from Menlo Park Rally to Protect the Vote
Bay Area defends election | indybay.org | 2020-11-06
Menlo Park holds one of many Bay Area November 4 rallies to protect the vote…
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/11/05/1883815…

Photos from San Jose Rally to Protect the Vote
Bay Area defends election | indybay.org | 2020-11-06
San Jose holds one of many Bay Area November 4 rallies to protect the vote…
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/11/05/1883814…

Trump continues campaign of lies, protests break out to protect the vote
Peoples Dispatch | peoplesdispatch.org | 2020-11-06
As Joe Biden heads closer to victory, Donald Trump and the right-wing have launched a massive campaign of lies over the results. Protesters have taken to the streets across the US demanding that all votes be counted…
peoplesdispatch.org/2020/11/06/trump-con…

Progressives Made Trump's Defeat Possible
Norman Solomon | indybay.org | 2020-11-06
Now It's Time to Challenge Biden and Other Corporate Democrats.
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/11/06/1883822…

'Silk Road to expand economic ties between Iran, China'
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2020-11-06
TEHRAN, Nov. 07 (MNA) — Consul General of the Islamic Republic of Iran in shanghai said that the Silk Road will expand cultural and economic ties between Iran and China.
en.mehrnews.com/news/165587/Silk-Road-to…

US removes Uighur group from terror list blamed by China for attacks
MEE staff | middleeasteye.net | 2020-11-06
US removes Uighur group from terror list blamed by China for attacks | China frequently blames the East Turkestan Islamic Movement for attacks in Xinjiang, but scholars say Beijing has produced little evidence | MEE staff | Fri, 11/06/2020 – 22: 34 | The decision comes days before 12 November, the 76th and 87th anniversary of two short-lived Uighur republics, known as East Turkestan (AFP/File photo) | The United States ha…
www.middleeasteye.net/news/us-removes-ui…

Media Silence Marks Ongoing OPCW Cover-Up of Syria Chemical Weapons Scandal
Alan MacLeod | thealtworld.com | 2020-11-06
"Clearly the U.S. and its allies do not want transparency and open debate about the OPCW Douma investigation, and one can only conclude that this is the case because they know full well that their claims cannot be substantiated. Smears and censorship are the only tactics they have left." — Propaganda Expert Piers Robinson | MPN- This should be a global scandal," said journalist Aaron Maté on the suppression of evidence from experts from the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) in order to push for war in Syria.
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How the Republicans are stealing Georgia
Greg Palast | zcomm.org | 2020-11-06
Hundreds of thousands of people of color have had their names erased from the voter list in this vital state…
zcomm.org/znetarticle/how-the-republican…

Putting the Pieces Together, an Intel Drop
Gordon Duff | thealtworld.com | 2020-11-06
I began today setting up my JBL Boombox (Amazon/refurb) playing my running playlist. Normally, I would be roadtripping, visiting friends in the UK or family in Germany, family I miss. | The music is all I have that ties me to myself, Nina, Django, Ella and Vietnam era stuff. So many of us remain in Vietnam. I close my eyes and I am there, beautiful days looking across rice paddies, on landing ships, or sitting up on watch during ambushes. | It is frightening to think a year or so of one's life is defining. I found myself tested there in every way, loyalty to friends, compassion and conquering fear, 'the mind kill…
thealtworld.com/gordon_duff/putting-the-…

Banana Follies: the mother of all color revolutions
Pepe Escobar | thealtworld.com | 2020-11-06
In this gaming exercise the incumbent president, Buffoon, was painted red; the challenger, Corpse, blue | A gaming exercise of the perfect, indigenous color revolution, code-named Blue, was leaked from a major think tank established in the imperial lands that first designed the color revolution concept. | Not all the information disclosed here about the gaming of Blue has been declassified. That may well elicit a harsh response from the Deep State, even as a similar scenario was gamed by an outfit called Transition Integrity Project. | Both scenarios should qualify as predictive programming — with the Deep…
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Campaigners Take Direct Action As Palestinians Remember Balfour's Shameful Declaration
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2020-11-06
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 the collapse of the Ottoman Empire. That "national home" was to be created at the expense of the indigenous Palestinian population. According to a press release from campaign group Palestine Action: | This 67-word document presented by Arthur Balfour in 1917 paved the way for the ethnic cleansing of Palestine and the violent dispossession of 750,000 Palestinians –more than half the indigenous…
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Banana Follies: The Mother of All Color Revolutions
Pepe Escobar | globalresearch.ca | 2020-11-06
This article was originally published on Asia Times. | A gaming exercise of the perfect, indigenous color revolution, code-named Blue, was leaked from a major think tank established in the imperial lands that first designed the color revolution concept. | Not …
globalresearch.ca/banana-follies-mother-…

Wage war against the philosophy of war
Vijay Prashad | mronline.org | 2020-11-06
In 1965, as India and Pakistan slipped into another war, Sahir Ludhianvi, one of the great Urdu poets of his generation, wrote a poem called Ai Sharif Insano ('O Nobel Souls').
mronline.org/2020/11/06/wage-war-against…

Escalating the demographic war: The strategic goal of Israeli racism in Palestine
Ramzy Baroud | mronline.org | 2020-11-06
The discussion on institutional Israeli racism against its own Palestinian Arab population has all but ceased following the final approval of the discriminatory Nation-State Law in July 2018. Indeed, the latest addition to Israel's Basic Law is a mere start of a new government-espoused agenda that is designed to further marginalize over a fifth of …
mronline.org/2020/11/06/escalating-the-d…

Media Silence Marks Ongoing OPCW Cover-Up of Syria Chemical Weapons Scandal
Alan Macleod | mintpressnews.com | 2020-11-06
"Clearly the U.S. and its allies do not want transparency and open debate about the OPCW Douma investigation, and one can only conclude that this is the case because they know full well that their claims cannot be substantiated. Smears and censorship are the only tactics they have left." – Propaganda Expert Piers Robinson…
mintpressnews.com/media-silence-ongoing-…

Roaming Charges: the Fog of Bores
Jeffrey St. Clair | counterpunch.org | 2020-11-06
I keep hoping that one day there'll be a presidential candidate who just says very plainly: I don't want to invade anyone else's country or drone their wedding parties; I don't want to torture anyone; I don't want your family to go bankrupt from the bills for your daughter's chemo; I want you to be paid fairly for the work you do and not be preyed upon by bill collectors when you're unemployed; I want you to have a roof over your head and clean water to drink; I don't want your kids to go hungry at school or be thrown in jail for smoking grass or be shot by the police while walking home from the 7/11; I want you…
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Death-Grip by Fungal Ideas
Manuel García, Jr. | counterpunch.org | 2020-11-06
On 4 November 2020, Jeffrey St. Clair wrote:…
counterpunch.org/2020/11/06/death-grip-b…

New Documents Show Mueller Investigation Unable to Concoct Charges Against Assange and WikiLeaks
Oscar Grenfell | globalresearch.ca | 2020-11-06
Previously redacted portions of the Mueller report into supposed Russian interference in the US, released this week, have shown that despite every effort, the Justice Department was unable to concoct evidence of any criminal wrongdoing on the part of WikiLeaks …
globalresearch.ca/new-documents-show-mue…

Macron's Incitement: 'Crisis in Islam' or French Politics?
Ramzy Baroud | counterpunch.org | 2020-11-06
There is no moral or ethical justification for the killing of innocent people, anywhere. Therefore, the murder of three people in the French city of Nice on October 29 must be wholly and unconditionally rejected as a hate crime, especially as it was carried out in a holy place, the Notre Dame Basilica. However, we…
counterpunch.org/2020/11/06/macrons-inci…

Don't Fool Yourself: Your Biden Vote Was Not A "Vote Against Fascism"
Caitlin Johnstone | thealtworld.com | 2020-11-06
Well…
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Puerto Ricans Vote to Narrowly Approve Controversial Statehood Referendum & Elect 4 LGBTQ Candidates
Staff | democracynow.org | 2020-11-06
As most eyes were focused on the race for the White House, Puerto Rican voters on Tuesday narrowly approved a nonbinding statehood referendum. We get analysis from Democracy Now! co-host Juan González and speak with Afro-Puerto Rican human rights, feminist and LGBTQI activist Ana Irma Rivera Lassén, who was elected to the Puerto Rican Senate.
www.democracynow.org/2020/11/6/puerto_ri…

Aid agencies call for urgent action to prevent famine in hunger hotspots
news.un.org | 2020-11-06
People in four food insecurity "hotspots" inside Burkina Faso, northeastern Nigeria, South Sudan and Yemen, need help urgently to avoid sliding into famine, UN humanitarians said on Friday.
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Six humanitarians killed in 'obscene' attacks in one week
news.un.org | 2020-11-06
The UN's top relief official has strongly condemned recent attacks on aid workers in different parts of the world, demanding that those who target humanitarians are brought to justice.
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In a Looking-Glass World
Rebecca Gordon | zcomm.org | 2020-11-06
Our Work Is Just Beginning…
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The Task before "Sleepy Joe" is to put Liberal America Right Back to Sleep
Jonathan Cook | dissidentvoice.org | 2020-11-06
At birth, all of us begin a journey that offers opportunities either to grow — not just physically, but mentally, emotionally and spiritually — or to stagnate. The journey we undertake lasts a lifetime, but there are dozens of moments each day when we have a choice to make tiny incremental gains in experience, wisdom …
dissidentvoice.org/2020/11/the-task-befo…

Ethiopia: 'Halt the violence', resolve grievances peacefully — UN rights chief
news.un.org | 2020-11-06
The UN human rights chief called on Friday for the de-escalation of violence and military clashes across parts of Ethiopia, urging all those involved to "engage in a genuine, inclusive and credible dialogue to solve any differences through peaceful means".
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Sunday 11/15: American Dreams
Marin Theatre Company | indybay.org | 2020-11-06
Streaming via ZOOM: Ticket holders will be directed to the AmericanDreamsPlay.com website to access their show on the night of their ticket. There they will be asked to input their ticket confirmation number. This sends them into the opening questionnaire which is how the show starts! Once audiences fill out the questionnaire, they'll be sent into the performance "room".
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The natural environment is also a casualty of war, Guterres warns
news.un.org | 2020-11-06
The UN Secretary-General has called for better management of natural resources and ecosystems, highlighting that doing so could pave a path towards peace in war-torn societies and help crisis-affected countries boost sustainable development.
news.un.org/feed/view/en/story/2020/11/1…

The True Story of the 1918 "Spanish Flu"
Kevin Barry | globalresearch.ca | 2020-11-06
For long version of original Kevin Barry article, click this or this. | For over a century, various entities that are involved in the propaganda machinery that has been tasked by the powers-that-be to advance American patriotism and corporate profiteering …
globalresearch.ca/true-story-1918-viral-…

Federal court rules against FDA's approval of genetically engineered salmon
Ashley Curtin | nationofchange.org | 2020-11-06
"Today's victory will stop FDA from green-lighting such dangerous technologies without fully considering their environmental risks."
nationofchange.org/2020/11/06/federal-co…

Portland Reelected 'Tear Gas Ted'–but Still Wants Police Reform
Zoà´ Carpenter | thenation.com | 2020-11-06
Portland Reelected 'Tear Gas Ted'–but Still Wants Police Reform…
thenation.com/article/politics/portland-…

Iran's Resistance Economy and Regional Integration
Tim Anderson | thealtworld.com | 2020-11-06
Journal of World Sociopolitical Studies: | Abstract | Iran's 'resistance economy' is sometimes presented as defensive strategy. Despite Washington's 'New Middle East' wars and the rapid evaporation of expected benefits from the long JCPOA (nuclear deal) process, a certain illusion remains that a general 'normalisation' with the outside powers might still bring economic benefits to the country. Nevertheless, it remains true that, while Iran is a large country, pure self-sufficiency would impose physical limits. Therefore, the question that one may ask is what are the better economic opportunities for the n…
thealtworld.com/tim_anderson/irans-resis…

Palestinian ends 103-day hunger strike after Israel agrees not to extend detention
MEE staff | middleeasteye.net | 2020-11-06
Palestinian ends 103-day hunger strike after Israel agrees not to extend detention | Maher al-Akhras, set to be released at end of November, has spent nearly four months in detention without charge or trial | MEE staff | Fri, 11/06/2020 – 16: 56 | Palestinians carry placards demanding release of Maher al-Akhras at demonstration in Hebron (AFP) | Palestinian political prisoner Maher al-Akhras, who had been held without cha…
www.middleeasteye.net/news/palestinian-h…

Labour's left calls for Jeremy Corbyn's suspension to be lifted
Dan Sabbagh | zcomm.org | 2020-11-06
Unite leader calls action 'grave injustice', while Momentum says suspension is 'attack on the left'…
zcomm.org/znetarticle/labours-left-calls…

India's move toward a de facto unitary state
Prabhat Patnaik | mronline.org | 2020-11-06
India is being pushed toward a de facto unitary state, with states being kept totally out of the loop in decision-making, as seen in the new agricultural laws, goods and services tax compensation, Jammu and Kashmir bifurcation and new National Education Policy.
mronline.org/2020/11/05/indias-move-towa…

The Task of 'Sleepy Joe' Is to Put Liberal America Right Back to Sleep
Jonathan Cook | globalresearch.ca | 2020-11-06
At birth, all of us begin a journey that offers opportunities either to grow — not just physically, but mentally, emotionally and spiritually — or to stagnate. The journey we undertake lasts a lifetime, but there are dozens of moments …
globalresearch.ca/sleepy-joe-put-liberal…

This Week's Most Popular Articles
Global Research News | globalresearch.ca | 2020-11-06
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Why is your power station wearing a poppy? Britain's last industry, Hugely Performative Patriotism, is thriving
Joe Glenton | thecanary.co | 2020-11-06
The numbers are finally in. We can report that Gross Domestic Respect (GDR) is up by 20% this quarter. The evidence is all around us that Britain's last industry, Hugely Performative Patriotism, is thriving. | Now this veteran has recovered from last night's fireworks, let's have a look at some of the highlights of the 2020 poppy season so far. | We've got Yorkshire power stations wearing poppies: | t.co/fMCqb38ryT pic.twitter.com/LfNp8Tq4EW | — BBC Yorkshire (@BBCLookNorth)

Unemployment Falls to 6.9 Percent — But Don't Expect Improvements to Last
Staff | truthout.org | 2020-11-06
The labor market continued to rebound from the spring shutdown, adding 638,000 jobs. The unemployment rate fell another percentage point to 6.9 percent. This still leaves the number of jobs 6.6 percent below the February level. | The jobs gains were broadly based across sectors. Construction added 84,000 jobs, which is consistent with other data showing a boom in residential construction. Employment in construction is now down by just 3.8 percent from its pre-pandemic level. Manufacturing also ha…
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New Report Highlights Difficulties for LGBTQ+ Students
Eleanor J. Bader | progressive.org | 2020-11-06
A GLSEN study finds pervasive abuse against students in middle and high schools.
progressive.org/dispatches/report-highli…

Pro-cop DA Jackie Lacey defeated, millions vote in Los Angeles
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2020-11-06
Los Angeles, CA – More than 3 million voted by mail and in person on November 3 in Los Angeles. District Attorney Jackie Lacey was defeated in a hard-fought race for district attorney of Los Angeles County, the most populous in the United States. Reform candidate George Gascon beat Lacey. | For the past three years, Black Lives Matter-LA has led weekly protest rallies at the 'Hall of Injustice' office demanding prosecution of killer cops and chanting, "Jackie Lacey must go! Jackie Lacey will go!" The weekly protests were attended by many Black and Chicano families whose sons and daughters have been killed by LAP…
www.fightbacknews.org/2020/11/6/pro-cop-…

Saturday 11/7: Why Prop 15 ran so unconvincingly
David Giesen | indybay.org | 2020-11-06
Join Zoom Meeting | zoom.us/j/93485129851?pwd=cTFRbUlQWkMzWm…
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Saturday 11/7: 21ST ANNUAL POTRERO HILL HISTORY NIGHT
Peter Linenthal | indybay.org | 2020-11-06
Event will take place online (Join via Zoom: HTTP: //POTRERO-HISTORY.COM/2020 )…
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/11/05/1883813…

Friendship factors and solar storms: News from the College
imperial.ac.uk | 2020-11-06
Here's a batch of fresh news and announcements from across Imperial.
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Steven Rosenfeld on Vote Counting, Rey Fuentes on Rigging the Gig Economy
CounterSpin | fair.org | 2020-11-06
Media…
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Deutsche Bank looking to sever ties with Trump and his massive debt
Marlee Kokotovic | nationofchange.org | 2020-11-06
Waiting until Trump leaves office would make it easier for the bank to demand repayment, sell the loans to another debtor, or foreclose if Trump can't pay off or refinance the loans.
nationofchange.org/2020/11/06/deutsche-b…

'The State of Texas vs. Melissa'–a WW film review
Gloria Rubac | workers.org | 2020-11-06
"What I miss from the world is my children, them sitting around the kitchen table, me feeding them my food and them loving it and wanting more. I miss holding my children, smelling their hair." Melissa Lucio This is Melissa Lucio speaking about herself and her case. The case, that . . . | Continue reading 'The State of Texas vs. Melissa'–a WW film review at Workers.org
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Crowd in Oakland, Calif., demands: Count Every Vote
Marilyn Bechtel | peoplesworld.org | 2020-11-06
PROTECT THE RESULTS — FIND AN EVENT NEAR YOU OAKLAND, Calif. — Over a thousand masked, socially-distancing people filled City Hall's Frank Ogawa Plaza Nov. 4, joining labor, faith, and community speakers demanding that every vote is counted and democracy is upheld. Among over 60 organizations helping to organize the event: SEIU Local 1021, Ella …
peoplesworld.org/article/crowd-in-oaklan…

Perpetrator of terror attack in Vienna was under state surveillance
wsws.org | 2020-11-06
The terror attack in Vienna–in common with similar attacks in France, the UK and Germany–serves as a welcome pretext for governments to create police states aimed at protecting the ruling classes from popular opposition and anger.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/11/06/vien…

USA: Nearly a Quarter of a Million Empty Chairs
Dan Landau | thenation.com | 2020-11-06
USA: Nearly a Quarter of a Million Empty Chairs…
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Being Jewish in North Islington Labour Party
Eds. | mronline.org | 2020-11-06
Calling for Jeremy Corbyn's reinstatement, Lynne Segal looks back on her experience of 40 years as a party member in his constituency.
mronline.org/2020/11/06/being-jewish-in-…

Engels and marriage
Eds. | mronline.org | 2020-11-06
Friedrich Engels, whose 200th birthday falls on 28 November, had a very personal connection with Ireland. Soon after being sent to help run the family textile factory in Manchester in 1842 he met twenty-year-old Mary Burns, daughter of an Irish dyer.
mronline.org/2020/11/06/engels-and-marri…

US sanctions former Lebanon foreign minister Gebran Bassil
MEE staff | middleeasteye.net | 2020-11-06
US sanctions former Lebanon foreign minister Gebran Bassil | Leader of Lebanon's Free Patriotic Movement sanctioned for assisting Hezbollah, says US Treasury | MEE staff | Fri, 11/06/2020 – 08: 15 | Gebran Bassil is the son-in-law of Lebanon President Michel Aoun (Reuters) | The United States has imposed sanctions on Gebran Bassil, the leader of Lebanon's Free Patriotic Movement (FPM) party founded by President Michel Aou…
www.middleeasteye.net/news/lebanon-us-sa…

5G Fight Heats Up: Will Berkeley be Next Town Swept by Wildfire?
jenny miller | indybay.org | 2020-11-06
We're all familiar with the terrible wildfire devastation that has occurred in the towns of Paradise, Napa, Santa Rosa and elsewhere. You may also be aware of the "wildfire evacuation warning" recently issued by the city to people in the Berkeley hills. But what do these out of control wildfires have to do with the planned rollout of 1000 4G/5G installations in Berkeley?>…
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/11/05/1883813…

200 Years of the First Raising of Argentina's Flag in Malvinas
telesurenglish.net | 2020-11-06
President Alberto Fernandez will preside over the commemoration to mark the 200 anniversary of the first raising of Argentina's national flag in the Malvinas Islands on Friday. | RELATED: | Argentina to Implement National Council on Malvinas Islands | The main event will be held at the Olivos presidential residence and will be attended by Foreign Minister Felipe Sola and the Malvinas Secretary Daniel Filmus. Meanwhile, other activities are expected to take place nationwide, i…
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UAW-GM Center for Human Resources, corporatist body at the center of union corruption scandal, sold for $34 million
wsws.org | 2020-11-06
The Center for Human Resources and other joint program centers, funded with millions of dollars in corporate cash, epitomized the role of the UAW as a corporatist appendage of the auto companies.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/11/06/uawg…

Terra & Demos: A Unified Ethics for Conservation and the Human Quest
Joseph Scalia III | counterpunch.org | 2020-11-06
Must you conform? is the question that haunts all men living in this time of crisis and decision. Upon the collective answer we make to this query rests the fate of our social order and the destiny of our children. — Robert Lindner (1956) One of the truest tests of integrity is its blunt refusal…
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Millions of Iranians at risk as US sanctions choke insulin supplies
Rohollah Faghihi | zcomm.org | 2020-11-06
New penalties have seen the diabetic treatment disappear from Iran's pharmacies and black market…
zcomm.org/znetarticle/millions-of-irania…

Corbyn was Never Going to get a Fair Hearing in the EHRC Antisemitism Report
Jonathan Cook | dissidentvoice.org | 2020-11-06
‚Ä¢ This is the full version of an article published in edited form by Middle East Eye It was easy to miss the true significance of last week's Equalities and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) report on the British Labour Party and antisemitism amid the furore over the party suspending its former leader, Jeremy Corbyn. The …
dissidentvoice.org/2020/11/corbyn-was-ne…

An important part of Chavismo is demanding its rightful place at the crest of the wave
Reinaldo Iturriza | zcomm.org | 2020-11-06
Interview on the recently approved anti-blockade law and the debate it has generated, the electoral divisions that have opened up with the revolution, and the current state of Chavismo…
zcomm.org/znetarticle/an-important-part-…

Public Money, Public Media with Victor Pickard
Maxximilian Seijo | mronline.org | 2020-11-06
Victor Pickard joins Money on the Left to discuss the public bases and potentials of money and media in The United States. Professor of Media Policy and Political Economy at the Annenberg School for Communication at the University of Pennsylvania, Pickard is a prolific researcher and author of over one hundred articles and six books …
mronline.org/2020/11/06/public-money-pub…

The Corporate Dictatorship of the Very Rich
Nora Fernandez | globalresearch.ca | 2020-11-06
I heard friends praising Bill Gates philanthropy a while ago; it still surprises me how people respond to billionaires. The wealthy improve their image financing self-serving projects they present as "serving others" but few question their motives or suspect them …
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Protests continue in Poland against anti-abortion court ruling
Peoples Dispatch | peoplesdispatch.org | 2020-11-06
Progressive sections from across the world have expressed solidarity with Polish women who are protesting against the constitutional court order banning abortions in case of fetal defects. Solidarity events have been organized in several cities…
peoplesdispatch.org/2020/11/06/protests-…

The complexity of Italy's anti-lockdown protests
Salvatore Prinzi | zcomm.org | 2020-11-06
Italian authorities have blamed "fringe elements" for the violence during the anti-lockdown protests, but the reality on the ground tells a different story…
zcomm.org/znetarticle/the-complexity-of-…

Organizer Do's And Dont's- 101
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2020-11-06
My license to speak about this comes from the fact I've been involved in organizing work since 1979 when I joined the Pan-Africanist Secretariat (Brother Oba T'Shaka for those that know) at 17 years old. In 1984, I heard Kwame Ture (Stokely Carmichael) speak and I joined the All African People's Revolutionary Party (A-APRP). I've been an organizer/member of the A-APRP ever since. That means decades of working with people, all types of people. I've worked in organizing efforts in Africa. In Europe. In the Caribbean.
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FARC party and Colombian national government sign peace commitments
Peoples Dispatch | peoplesdispatch.org | 2020-11-06
The agreements between the FARC party and the Colombian national government are the outcome of the Pilgrimage for Life and Peace, made by hundreds of ex-combatants demanding compliance with peace accords…
peoplesdispatch.org/2020/11/06/farc-part…

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Pueblos y Comunidades por la Biodiversidad
reenvia Red Latina sin fronteras | indybay.org | 2020-11-06
Pueblos y Comunidades por la Biodiversidad: øQue son los TICCA?>…
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/11/06/1883819…

Arizona's Blue Shift Rooted in Years of Grassroots Latinx Organizing Against GOP's Xenophobia
Marisa Franco | zcomm.org | 2020-11-06
"The lion's share of the credit belongs to sustained community organizing in the state"
zcomm.org/znetarticle/arizonas-blue-shif…

Thursday 11/5: Emergency Webinar: Critical Future of Wolf Protection w/ Center for Biological Diversity
Center for Biological Diversity | indybay.org | 2020-11-06
Online emergency webinar…
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/11/05/1883813…

Central America remains on high alert as Hurricane Eta wreaks havoc and kills dozens
Peoples Dispatch | peoplesdispatch.org | 2020-11-06
Reports state that the devastating storm has claimed more than 70 lives, forced the evacuation of thousands of people and caused significant damage to infrastructure and homes throughout Central America…
peoplesdispatch.org/2020/11/06/central-a…

Facebook takes down alleged Muslim Brotherhood accounts sharing 'inauthentic' information
MEE and agencies | middleeasteye.net | 2020-11-06
Facebook takes down alleged Muslim Brotherhood accounts sharing 'inauthentic' information | The accounts operated from Egypt, Morocco and Turkey and shared 'terrorism-related content' | MEE and agencies | Fri, 11/06/2020 – 14: 33 | Facebook removed nearly 8,000 pages involved in spreading misinformation in October (AFP) | Facebook has taken down a network of fake accounts operating across the Middle East and…
www.middleeasteye.net/news/facebook-musl…

Devastating Storm ETA Leaves 150 Dead or Missing in Guatemala
telesurenglish.net | 2020-11-06
One of the fiercest storms to hit Central America in years, Eta on Friday dumped more torrential rain across large parts of Central America, and the US National Hurricane Center (NHC) warned "catastrophic flooding" in the region would continue. | RELATED: | Tropical Storm Eta: At Least 10 Deaths in Honduras | The death toll in Central America from the devastating storm has soared after the Guatemalan military reached a remote mountainous village where torrential rains had triggered ca…
telesurenglish.net/news/Devastating-Stor…

Nup to the Melbourne Cup
Kathy Fairfax | greenleft.org.au | 2020-11-06
In the past, cock fighting and dog fighting were regarded as legitimate sports. Now they are rightly seen as cruel and barbaric. Both are banned in Australia because most people now understand the suffering caused to the animals and are appalled by it.
greenleft.org.au/content/nup-melbourne-c…

A Troubling Discovery in the Arctic
Robert Hunziker | dissidentvoice.org | 2020-11-06
A notable satellite-telephonic call to colleagues in late October from Swedish scientist àñrjan Gustafsson of Stockholm University briefly described a haunting discovery. On board the research ship R/V Akademik Keldysh, a 6,240-ton Russian scientific research vessel equipped with 17 on-board laboratories and a library, far off the coast of Russia, Dr. Gustafsson reported: This East …
dissidentvoice.org/2020/11/a-troubling-d…

Big wins for progressives in Richmond's City Council
Lynda Carson | indybay.org | 2020-11-06
Photo of Melvin Willis, Claudia Jimenez, and Gayle McLaughlin of the Richmond Progressive Alliance, who won their seats on November 3, 2020 on the Richmond City Council.
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/11/05/1883814…

Petition on Rupert Murdoch's media monopoly in Australia gets half a million signatures
Peoples Dispatch | peoplesdispatch.org | 2020-11-06
The petition by Kevin Rudd over the virtual monopoly that Rupert Murdoch's News Corp holds over print media, has attracted massive support across the political spectrum in Australia…
peoplesdispatch.org/2020/11/06/petition-…

Victor Pickard: How to Save American Journalism
Editor | scheerpost.com | 2020-11-06
Click to subscribe on: Apple / Spotify / Google Play It's no secret that the U.S. funding model for journalism is broken, and that this had terrible consequences for our democracy, but it may not be without repair. As advertising revenue newspapers once relied on has increasingly ended up in the pockets of big tech companies such as Google and Facebook, many have shut down their presses… | Source…
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Mexico to Redraw Drug War Relationship with the US After Mexican General's Arrest
Raul Diego | mintpressnews.com | 2020-11-06
The United States gave Mexico no warning about the imminent arrest of one of its top generals following Attorney General Bill Barr's failure to provide the Mexican government information on American drug cartels.
mintpressnews.com/mexico-redraw-drug-war…

Glendale confronts its racist past, apologizing for 'sundown' laws
Lila Seidman | zcomm.org | 2020-11-06
Recognizing its own "dark past … puts us in a better moral position when we point to other historic crimes. It's kind of hard to do that when you're not willing to look at yourself."
zcomm.org/znetarticle/glendale-confronts…

As protests continue, Polish government takes a step back in implementing anti-abortion law
Peoples Dispatch | peoplesdispatch.org | 2020-11-06
Women's groups and progressive sections are continuing to hold massive protests across Poland against the anti-abortion ruling by the country's constitutional court. This has forced the conservative government led by the Law and Justice (PiS) party to delay the implementation of the verdict which was otherwise supposed to go in effect from November 2.
peoplesdispatch.org/2020/11/06/as-protes…

London university to investigate professor over 'bullying' of Muslim academic
Areeb Ullah | middleeasteye.net | 2020-11-06
London university to investigate professor over 'bullying' of Muslim academic | King's College London says it is taking seriously complaints that Peter Neumann sought to 'intimidate and harass' Tarek Younis on Twitter | Areeb Ullah | Fri, 11/06/2020 – 10: 46 | Professor Peter Neumann (R) denied claims that he bullied Dr Tarek Younis (L) on Twitter and apologised for the 'tone' he used (Supplied) | King's College Londo…
www.middleeasteye.net/news/kings-college…

Hades on the Half Shell
Steve Brodner | thenation.com | 2020-11-06
Hades on the Half Shell…
thenation.com/article/politics/hades-on-…

A Troubling Discovery in the Arctic
Robert Hunziker | counterpunch.org | 2020-11-06
A notable satellite-telephonic call to colleagues in late October from Swedish scientist àñrjan Gustafsson of Stockholm University briefly described a haunting discovery. On board the research ship R/V Akademik Keldysh, a 6,240-ton Russian scientific research vessel equipped with 17 on-board laboratories and a library, far off the coast of Russia, Dr. Gustafsson reported:…
counterpunch.org/2020/11/06/a-troubling-…

The AFL-CIO's Foreign Policy Program: Where Historians Now Stand
Kim Scipes | counterpunch.org | 2020-11-06
Moving from being an area of study that had received only minimal and sporadic academic attention prior to 2010, the study of AFL/AFL-CIO foreign policy and operations (hereafter, critical US labor foreign policy studies) has taken a qualitative leap in garnering academic attention over the past ten years: this foreign policy program is increasingly being…
counterpunch.org/2020/11/06/the-afl-cios…

Iranian FM Arrives in Cuba After Completing Visit to Venezuela
telesurenglish.net | 2020-11-06
Iranian Foreign Minister Mohamad Javad Zarif has arrived in Cuba, the second stop on his Latin American tour, to address mutual interest issues. As informed this Friday by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Islamic Republic of Iran, the Persian Diplomacy head is already in Havana, the Cuban capital, after having finished his official visit to Venezuela. | RELATED: | Iran's Foreign Minister Starts Latin American Tour in Venezuela | During his trip to Cuba, besides meeting…
telesurenglish.net/news/Iranian-FM-Arriv…

Israel destroys entire Palestinian village in a massive demolition operation
Peoples Dispatch | peoplesdispatch.org | 2020-11-06
The demolition has left close to 80 Palestinians from the Bedouin herding-farming community displaced and homeless. 41 among them are children, according to the United Nations…
peoplesdispatch.org/2020/11/06/israel-de…

FBI Visits Animal Liberation Press Officer's Home (New York)
Animal Liberation Press Office | indybay.org | 2020-11-06
Press Officer Gregston Van Pukeston's home was visited by the FBI on Wednesday, November 4 at around 11: 45 am. 2 men rang the door bell at Van Pukeston's home in New Paltz, NY, where they were summarily rebuffed.
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/11/05/1883819…

Israel Carries Out Largest West Bank Demolition Operation in a Decade
Ahmad Al-Bazz | globalresearch.ca | 2020-11-06
In the largest West Bank demolition operation in a decade, Israeli military authorities on Tuesday razed around 70 structures in the Jordan Valley's Humsa al-Fuqa community in the occupied West Bank. Locals reported that six bulldozers, accompanied by around 100 …
globalresearch.ca/israel-carries-out-lar…

US expected to sanction former Lebanon foreign minister Gebran Bassil
MEE and agencies | middleeasteye.net | 2020-11-06
US expected to sanction former Lebanon foreign minister Gebran Bassil | Leader of Lebanon's Free Patriotic Movement to be sanctioned for assisting Hezbollah, says US newspaper | MEE and agencies | Fri, 11/06/2020 – 08: 15 | Gebran Bassil is the son-in-law of Lebanon President Michel Aoun (Reuters) | The United States is planning to sanction Gebran Bassil, the leader of Lebanon's Free Patriotic Movement (FPM)…
www.middleeasteye.net/news/lebanon-us-sa…

Imperial refreshes strategy for achieving excellence in research and education
imperial.ac.uk | 2020-11-06
The College Strategy 2020-2025 will guide Imperial's mission to achieve enduring excellence in research and education for the benefit of society.
imperial.ac.uk/news/207933/imperial-refreshes-strategy-achieving-excellence-research

MAS denounces explosion at campaign headquarters in La Paz
Peoples Dispatch | peoplesdispatch.org | 2020-11-06
Sebastián Michel, the spokesperson of the Movement Towards Socialism — Political Instrument for People's Sovereignty (MAS-IPSP) denounced that on the night of Thursday November 5, a stick of dynamite exploded outside the door of the MAS-IPSP campaign headquarters. Michel reported that incoming president Luis Arce was in a meeting at the campaign house when the explosive detonated and that it occurred when far-right groups marched by. | Former Bolivian president Evo Morales condemned the "attack on our campaign house in La Paz. Small gro…
peoplesdispatch.org/2020/11/06/mas-denou…

Chris Hedges: American Requiem
Editor | scheerpost.com | 2020-11-05
Art by Mr. Fish / Original to Scheerpost] By Chris Hedges / Original to ScheerPost Well, it's over. Not the election. The capitalist democracy. However biased it was towards the interests of the rich and however hostile it was to the poor and minorities, the capitalist democracy at least offered the possibility of incremental and piecemeal reform. Now it is a corpse. The iconography and rhetoric… | Source…
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Chris Hedges: American Requiem
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2020-11-05
Well, it's over. Not the election. The capitalist democracy. However biased it was towards the interests of the rich and however hostile it was to the poor and minorities, the capitalist democracy at least offered the possibility of incremental and piecemeal reform. Now it is a corpse. The iconography and rhetoric remain the same. But it is an elaborate and empty reality show funded by the ruling oligarchs — $1.51 billion for the Biden campaign and $1.57 billion for the Trump campaign — to make us think there are choices. There are not.
popularresistance.org/chris-hedges-ameri…

'New Peru' Leader Veronika Mendoza Will Run in 2021 Elections
telesurenglish.net | 2020-11-05
The New Peru leader and former congresswoman Veronika Mendoza on Thursday officially announced her candidacy for the elections to take place in April 2021. | RELATED: | Peru: Congress to Debate New Motion Against President Vizcarra | She made the announcement in the city of El Cusco on the occasion of the 240th anniversary of the beginning of the revolution undertaken by Tupac Amaru and Micaela Bastida. | She will run for Together for Peru and her Vice president posts will be a…
telesurenglish.net/news/New-Peru-Leader-…

The Day After: US 2020 Election and Political Predictions
Dr. Jack Rasmus | globalresearch.ca | 2020-11-05
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 …
globalresearch.ca/us-2020-election-updat…

The election as a farce: Donald Trump and the rise of the autocrats
Claus Leggewie | indybay.org | 2020-11-05
To elect a demagogue is always dangerous, but it does not condemn a country to the collapse of its democracy. Strong institutions can keep corrupt or autocratic leaders in check. That is exactly what the U.S. Constitution is designed to do, and for much of our history it has been successful in doing so.
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/11/05/1883812…

Donald Trump and Being Deplorable
Dean Baker | cepr.net | 2020-11-05
As it increasingly looks like Joe Biden has won the election, I see many people around me appalled that so many of their fellow citizens can vote for someone as racist, sexist, and otherwise offensive as Donald Trump. Given what we know about the guy, and think everyone else should know about him as well, …
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Steal this election – Trump falsely claims he won the election
Lynda Carson | indybay.org | 2020-11-05
November 3, 2020 Election That The Impeached President Donald J. Trump Falsely Claimed That He Won!
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/11/04/1883808…

Saturday 11/7: Stop Trump's Attempt to Steal the Elections & Violently Impose a Fascist America on World
Rita Akayama | indybay.org | 2020-11-05
Embarcadero Plaza…
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/11/04/1883809…

Trump Insists 'Illegal Votes' Depriving him of the Presidency
telesurenglish.net | 2020-11-05
U.S. President Donald Trump is continuing to make false claims on the legality of ballots as new tallies showing a diminishing lead for Trump in Georgia and Pennsylvania. | RELATED: | Pro-Trump Protesters Call to Halt Vote Counting in Arizona | During the White House briefing, Trump claimed that "legal votes" would point to his victory and that the inclusion of "illegal votes" may lead to a Joe Biden win. | "If you count the legal votes I easily win," Trump said, providing no evide…
telesurenglish.net/news/trump-insists-il…

Five Swing States to Decide US Presidential Election
Stephen Lendman | globalresearch.ca | 2020-11-05
After months of campaigning and a record $14 billion spent by the Trump and Biden teams, it all comes down to results in 5 battleground states. | Here's where things stand at the moment with vote counting still ongoing: | Pennsylvania: Trump …
globalresearch.ca/five-swing-states-deci…

If Biden wins Israel could be 'forced' to take action against Iran, says minister
MEE staff | middleeasteye.net | 2020-11-05
If Biden wins Israel could be 'forced' to take action against Iran, says minister | Israeli minister Tzachi Hanegbi says confrontation with Iran on the cards if Donald Trump's maximum pressure approach dropped | MEE staff | Thu, 11/05/2020 – 07: 51 | A picture taken on 4 November 2019 shows a placard mocking US president donald Trump during a rally outside the former US embassy in the Iranian capital Tehran (AFP) | An Isr…
www.middleeasteye.net/news/if-biden-wins…

Joe Biden sees 'NO DOUBT' of winning presidency, urges supporters to be patient, calls system 'envy of the world'
rt.com | 2020-11-05
Democrat Joe Biden said he's certain he will soon be named the winner of Tuesday's presidential election and repeated his demand that all votes be counted amid allegations by President Donald Trump of fraudulent ballots. | "We have no doubt that when the count is finished, Senator [Kamala] Harris and I will be declared the winners," Biden said Thursday. "So, I ask everyone to stay calm, all people to stay calm. The process is working, the count is being completed, we'll know very soon." | I spent the afternoon attending briefings on the ongoing COVID-19 crisis and the state of the economy. Tune in as I provide…
rt.com/usa/505794-biden-no-doubt-preside…

'Gross Abuse' of Power, Says International Election Observer About Trump Lies of US Voter Fraud
Jessica Corbett, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2020-11-05
"Baseless allegations of systematic deficiencies, notably by the incumbent president, including on election night, harm public trust in democratic institutions," the delegation concluded. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
commondreams.org/news/2020/11/05/gross-a…

Don't Forget LBJ's Election Theft
Jacob G. Hornberger | globalresearch.ca | 2020-11-05
The mainstream pro-Biden media is poking fun at Donald Trump's suggestion that there could be fraud involved in…
globalresearch.ca/dont-forget-lbj-electi…

'Chill, Donald!' Teen Climate Activist Dunks on Trump's Post-Election Fuming With Ironic Tweet
sputniknews.com | 2020-11-05
As US President Donald Trump takes his rage over the undecided election outcome to Twitter, he's gotten mockery from an unexpected source: 17-year-old autistic climate activist Greta Thunberg.
sputniknews.com/society/2020110510810351…

German teachers, students and parents oppose keeping schools open as pandemic spreads
wsws.org | 2020-11-05
As new COVID-19 cases explode due to the German government's deliberate policy of mass infection, strong opposition to keeping schools open is growing.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/11/05/schl…

Fukushima, the Nuclear Pandemic Spreads
Manlio Dinucci | globalresearch.ca | 2020-11-05
It was not Covid, therefore the news went almost unnoticed: Japan will release over a million tons of radioactive water from the Fukushima nuclear power plant into the sea. The catastrophic incident in Fukushima was triggered by the Tsunami that …
globalresearch.ca/fukushima-nuclear-pand…

Iranian press review: Lockdowns lead to marriages
MEE correspondent | middleeasteye.net | 2020-11-05
Iranian press review: Lockdowns lead to marriages | Meanwhile, an aide to the supreme leader denies the Holocaust, widespread abuse reported in private rehab centres, and a top athlete practices in a field | MEE correspondent | Thu, 11/05/2020 – 14: 29 | A couple walks past a mural painted on the outer walls of the former US embassy in the Iranian capital Tehran on 20 September 2020 (AFP) | Lockdowns l…
www.middleeasteye.net/news/iranian-press…

Italian regional leaders outraged over govt's coronavirus red zones policy
rt.com | 2020-11-05
Local and regional politicians across Italy have expressed outrage over Rome's decision to single out certain areas and designate them Covid-19 red zones, as the country fights to control the spread of the virus. | The government has announced that four regions — Calabria, Lombardy, Piedmont and Valle d'Aosta — will be designated coronavirus red zones and face partial shutdowns, as part of Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte's plan to combat soaring case numbers. | Two other regions, Puglia and Sicily, will be labelled as orange zones, having some restrictions imposed upon them, while 14 regions will remai…
rt.com/news/505767-italy-coronavirus-red…

Teachers Walk Off The Job After COVID-19 Outbreak
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2020-11-05
Teachers and support staff at Glamorgan Junior Public School, in the Toronto borough of Scarborough, walked off the job Monday to protest school authorities' decision to keep the school open despite a major COVID-19 outbreak. The outbreak was declared last Friday after nine teachers and two students tested positive for the potentially lethal virus. Fifty-eight students have been ordered to quarantine. | The work stoppage continued yesterday as reports emerged of a further student testing positive. The Toronto District School Board (TDSB) has flatly refused to close the school…
popularresistance.org/teachers-walk-off-…

Three short films–including The Present, about the brutality of Israeli checkpoints
wsws.org | 2020-11-05
Oppression of the Palestinians, child hunger and the COVID-19 pandemic are dealt with in two short films and an hour-long documentary.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/11/05/pres…

COVID-19 kills almost 17 Iranians every hour
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2020-11-05
TEHRAN, Nov. 05 (MNA) — According to the latest announced figures by the Iranian Health Ministry, 406 patients have succumbed to the COVID-19 in the past 24 hours.
en.mehrnews.com/news/165557/COVID-19-kil…

College student, 20, found dead in dorm room after testing positive for COVID-19
wsws.org | 2020-11-05
The young student died in her dorm room while in quarantine after testing positive for COVID-19 and being sent home from the hospital.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/11/05/coll…

Covid-19 death toll surpasses 6,000 in Sweden as PM warns situation 'going in wrong direction quickly'
rt.com | 2020-11-05
With five more fatalities on Thursday, Sweden's Covid death toll has hit 6,002. The country is facing a "serious situation" due to a spike in infections, Prime Minister Stefan Lofven said as he himself went into isolation. | Lofven announced that he'll be working from home because a person from his social circle was in contact with someone who had been diagnosed with the coronavirus. | "It's the only responsible thing to do in this situation," the PM wrote on Facebook, adding that he and his wife will get teste…
rt.com/news/505769-sweden-coronavirus-pm…

Sri Lankan government rejects total lockdown amid surging COVID-19 infections
wsws.org | 2020-11-05
The Rajapakse regime's decisions are aimed at continuing corporate operations, particularly factory production for exports, forcing workers to stay on the job.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/11/05/slco…

PAHO Praises Mexico's Handling of the COVID-19 Pandemic
telesurenglish.net | 2020-11-05
The Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) highlighted Thursday Mexico's progress in reconverting hospitals to treat COVID-19 cases. | RELATED: | Cuba Elected to PAHO Executive Committee Despite US Opposition | "It was not easy, mobility was reduced in almost all states to below 60 percent, and it is thanks to that effort, which is no less, in a country where half the population has to go out to work to survive, that this has been done," said PAHO's representative in Mexico Ch…
telesurenglish.net/news/PAHO-Praises-Mex…

COVID Testing: We've Been Duped
A. Castellitto | globalresearch.ca | 2020-11-05
Lost in this whole pandemic hysteria are some key considerations that when carefully analyzed place the whole COVID-19 narrative in a highly questionable light. The gatekeepers of information dissimulation are manufacturing consent at an alarming rate, but their fatigue is …
globalresearch.ca/covid-testing-weve-bee…

COVID-19 cases spike across US as health care workers struggle with understaffing in hospitals
wsws.org | 2020-11-05
Nurses in California and Connecticut have held protests and strike votes to fight unsafe staffing levels as infections and hospitalizations rise across the US.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/11/05/nurs…

Eculizumab as an emergency treatment for adult patients with severe COVID-19 in the intensive care unit: A proof-of-concept study
Djillali Annane, Nicholas Heming, Lamiae Grimaldi-Bensouda, Véronique Frémeaux-Bacchi, Marie Vigan, Anne-Laure Roux, Armance Marchal, Hugues Michelon, Martin Rottman, Pierre Moine, for the Garches COVID 19 Collaborative Group | thelancet.com | 2020-11-05
Findings from this proof-of-concept study suggest eculizumab may improve survival and reduce hypoxia in patients with severe COVID-19. Randomized studies evaluating the efficacy and safety of this treatment approach are needed.
thelancet.com/journals/eclinm/article/PI…(20)30334-5/fulltext?rss=yes

US COVID-19 Cases Surpass 9.5 Mln -Johns Hopkins University
telesurenglish.net | 2020-11-05
The total number of COVID-19 cases in the United States surpassed 9.5 million on Thursday, according to the Center for Systems Science and Engineering (CSSE) at Johns Hopkins University. | U.S. COVID-19 case count rose to 9,516,790, with the national death toll reaching 234,011, as of 12: 25 p.m. local time (1625 GMT), according to the CSSE. | RELATED: | Coronavirus Mutations Unlikely To Resist Potential Vaccine | Texas recently surpassed California to become the U.S. state with the…
telesurenglish.net/news/US-COVID-19-Case…

Selected Articles: "Fantasy Democracy": US Election 2020
Global Research News | globalresearch.ca | 2020-11-05
The COVID-19 RT-PCR Test: How to Mislead All Humanity. Using a "Test" To Lock Down Society | By Dr. Pascal Sacré, November 05 2020 | The misuse of the RT-PCR technique is used as an intentional strategy by some governments, supported …
globalresearch.ca/selected-articles-fant…

It's All Wrong: Sage U.K. Forecast of 4,000 Deaths a Day Is 'Misleading'
Unredacted | globalresearch.ca | 2020-11-05
The forecast of 4,000 people dying per day from COVID-19 by next month could be four or five times too high and does not reflect the current situation, a leading Oxford professor has warned. | The incredible figure was presented by…
globalresearch.ca/sage-forecast-4000-dea…

Serco profits soar while Test and Trace reaches lowest ever proportion of contacts
The Canary | thecanary.co | 2020-11-05
The NHS Test and Trace system has reached the lowest ever proportion of contacts of people who tested positive for coronavirus (Covid-19) in England.Four in 10 close contacts of people who tested positive are still not being reached by the system, at the same time as it recorded its highest weekly number of positive cases.A total of 137,180 people tested positive for Covid-19 in England at least once in the week to 28 October — an increase of 8% on the previous week and the highest weekly number since Test and Trace was launched at the end of May.According to the latest figures, 59.9% of close contacts of pe…
thecanary.co/uk/news/2020/11/05/serco-pr…

IMD Path and Quick Test Now Launch Antioch COVID Testing Site
QuickTestNow | indybay.org | 2020-11-05
IMD Path and Quick Test Now launch a COVID testing site in Antioch, California.
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/11/03/1883807…

As Boris Johnson's partial lockdown begins: The working class must intervene to prevent COVID-19 catastrophe
wsws.org | 2020-11-05
The Labour Party and the trade unions stand exposed by this crisis as accomplices of the Johnson government. Opposition to the government is growing, but it can only go forward by developing a new political programme and leadership.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/11/05/lock…

Ahead of global health assembly, WHO stresses need for solidarity, preparation
news.un.org | 2020-11-05
The COVID-19 pandemic can be defeated through science, solutions and solidarity, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Thursday, underlining one of its core messages throughout the crisis.
news.un.org/feed/view/en/story/2020/11/1…

In closed-door meeting, top CEOs give Quebec Premier his marching orders
wsws.org | 2020-11-05
Although the meeting was held in the greatest secrecy, there is no doubt that Legault was ordered to keep the economy "open" as COVID-19 cases surge, no matter the cost in human life.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/11/05/lega…

Hospital fire in Brazil exposes criminal neglect of workers' lives
wsws.org | 2020-11-05
A fire at a hospital in the state of Rio de Janeiro resulted in the deaths of eight people, at least three of them COVID-19 patients.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/11/05/hosp…

PDF of November 5 issue
A. Majumdar | workers.org | 2020-11-05
Download the 12-page PDF. Elections sharpen anti-racist struggle Only fightback will stop racism, police terror Free Ant Smith ≠ — Drop the bogus charges now! Editorial: Count all the votes! ALSO: Pandemic inequalities; Boston workers win on safety; COVID‚Äê19 book censored. Confronting police brutality Black mother assaulted in Philly; Outrage over . . . | Continue reading PDF of November 5 issue at Workers.org
workers.org/2020/11/52236/?utm_source=rs…

The COVID-19 RT-PCR Test: How to Mislead All Humanity. Using a "Test" To Lock Down Society
Dr. Pascal Sacré | globalresearch.ca | 2020-11-05
The misuse of the RT-PCR technique is used as an intentional strategy by some governments, supported by scientific safety councils and by the dominant media, to justify the violation of a large number of constitutional rights, the destruction of the economy with the bankruptcy of entire active sectors of society,…
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Este sistema está enfermo
Editor | workers.org | 2020-11-05
La crisis de COVID-19 está arrojando una luz evidente sobre las contradicciones y los fracasos del capitalismo. Millones de vidas están en riesgo, y no tiene por qué ser así. Aquí en los Estados Unidos –un país que durante más de un siglo ha estado a la vanguardia de las . . . | Continue reading Este sistema está enfermo at Workers.org
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'Willing to lose my business for what I believe in': UK gym owner ARRESTED & patrons fined hours into second Covid-19 lockdown
rt.com | 2020-11-05
Police in Essex have arrested the owner of a Harlow gym on day one of the UK's draconian national lockdown, hours after she vowed to stay open and accused the government of inflating Covid-19 statistics. Patrons were also fined. | Video shot outside the Ripped Gym in Wych Elm on Thursday shows dozens of Essex Police officers and several police cars on the scene as an officer demands that a woman believed to be the owner accept a £1,000 fine for breaching the newly implemented lockdown. | Gym owner in Harlow, Essex arrested this morning for opening their business. | We need to see more of this non-complia…
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Kremlin says coronavirus situation 'tense but under control' as Omsk region health chief fired over shortage of beds
rt.com | 2020-11-05
President Vladimir Putin's spokesman sought to reassure Russians on Thursday that the coronavirus pandemic in the country is under control. Meanwhile, a number of cities across the country are bracing for a rise in cases. | Dmitry Peskov told reporters that the president is aware of a number of failings of local healthcare systems, saying that "the epidemic is developing, and it is continuing. The situation is indeed very tense, but it is under control. Unfortunately, in some regions we see disruptions, the president knows about them and there is a system in place to respond to them." | The news comes as Russi…
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After delayed and inadequate lockdown measures, COVID-19 second wave overwhelms France
wsws.org | 2020-11-05
The government's policies are dictated by its willingness to tolerate catastrophic levels of death.
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About 30,000 health service staff off work due to coronavirus
The Canary | thecanary.co | 2020-11-05
Around 30,000 NHS staff are self-isolating or off work due to coronavirus (Covid-19), the organisation's chief executive has said. | Isolation: | NHS boss Simon Stevens said the numbers underlined the need to control the spread of coronavirus in order to protect the care that could be offered in the health service. Appearing at a Downing Street press conference on 5 November, he was asked if coronavirus-related restrictions could last into the new year to help keep routine NHS services going. | Simon said: This will be a function of how well we are collectively able to get the infection rate down over the…
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Surge in coronavirus pandemic produces deadly situation in hospitals throughout Europe
wsws.org | 2020-11-05
Experts are warning of the consequences of a shortage of staff and intensive care beds as a massive increase in COVID-19 infections pushes hospitals throughout Europe to their limits.
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Brainwashing the Masses: 6 Companies Own Almost All of the Media in the U.S. — Using Medical "Doctors" to Sell Their Message
Brian Shilhavy | globalresearch.ca | 2020-11-05
The current "war against the Coronavirus" is primarily an information war, with the corporate media putting forth a unified message they want the public to believe, and any efforts to present alternative information is vigorously opposed and ridiculed. | Six …
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Wage War Against The Philosophy Of War
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2020-11-05
In mid-October, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) released its World Economic Outlook report, which offered some dizzying data. For 2020, the IMF estimates that the global Gross Domestic Product (GDP) will decline by 4.4%, while in 2021 the global GDP will rise by 5.2%. Stagnation and decline will define the economic activity in both Europe and North America, as well as in large states such as Brazil and India. With a second wave of coronavirus infections in Europe and with the first wave not having been controlled in Brazil, India, and the United States, it appears that these IMF estimates might sink further…
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Labor Department reports 21.5 million still getting jobless aid
Mark Gruenberg | peoplesworld.org | 2020-11-05
WASHINGTON–New claims for jobless benefits, from people thrown out of work by the coronavirus pandemic and actions to counter the community spread of the plague, totaled 21.51 million for the week ending on Oct. 17, the Labor Department reported. That doesn't count new claims for state or federal jobless benefits since then, the Bureau of …
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Cases in El Paso, Texas spike as coronavirus hospitalizations surge nationwide
wsws.org | 2020-11-05
There are currently a record 3.2 million active coronavirus cases in the United States, a number that has been steadily growing over the past two-and-a-half weeks.
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What do the new lockdown rules mean for me?
The Canary | thecanary.co | 2020-11-05
People in England have been ordered to stay at home for the next month in a bid to reverse the spread of coronavirus.But the nation's second national lockdown, beginning on Thursday, comes with a number of exceptions, including pupils continuing to go to school, limitless outdoor exercise and "safe visiting" for care home residents and their families.– When do the new rules come into force?The lockdown will run from 5 November until 2 December, after MPs voted overwhelmingly in favour of the new restrictions. | Boris Johnson has sought to reassure people the measures will be eased on 2 December as planned, a…
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Syria: No justification for chemical weapon use 'under any circumstances' — UN disarmament chief
news.un.org | 2020-11-05
The top UN disarmament official on Thursday briefed the Security Council on progress made by Syria towards eliminating its chemicals weapons programme, complicated by the coronavirus pandemic.
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The Corona Pandemic and Trump's Trade War against China: America's Dependence on "Made in China". Potential Disruption of the US Economy
Prof Michel Chossudovsky | globalresearch.ca | 2020-11-05
First published in May 2020, updated June 14, 2020 | What Prospects for trade relations with China, in the wake of the 2020 US November Presidential Election? | Introduction | The US has been threatening China with trade sanctions for several years. At …
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Woman arrested trying to take 'deteriorating' 97-year-old mother out of care home
The Canary | thecanary.co | 2020-11-05
A woman was temporarily arrested and restrained by police after she attempted to take her 97-year-old mother out of a care home. | Video footage shared on social media by former Coronation Street actress Leandra Ashton appeared to capture part of the incident in a car park in Market Weighton in East Yorkshire on Tuesday. | In the two clips an upset Ashton claims she and her mother had taken her grandmother out of the home where she is "deteriorating" because they had not seen her for nine months. | The 97-year-old woman could be seen sitting in the passenger seat of a stationary car with a police vehicle parked i…
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